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        COPY Of The OFFICIAL MAP Of The PROPERTY Of The EUREKA HOMESTEAD ASSOCIATION, Adopted November 16th, 1864

      [San Francisco]: Towne & Bacon, Printers, 536 Clay Street, (n. d.). Ca mid-1860s (?). Nr Fine.. Broadside. Map shows lots in this San Francisco housing development; depicted area is between Douglass and Noe on one side, 20th and 17th streets on other. 16-3/4" x 19-1/2" [42.5 cm x 49.3 cm]. "Eureka Valley's real estate development pattern was typical of wider patterns of urban edge development in San Francisco in the mid nineteenth century. Local land developers realized their investments first by making the land accessible (as with Robinson and Pioche and the Market Street Railway) and then selling the bulk of their property via corporate vehicles such as homestead associations. 38 Homestead associations were a successful and widely used nineteenth century method for encouraging development by subdividing and selling land at moderately affordable prices. In the 1860s alone, investors formed about 170 different homestead associations in San Francisco. Association officers purchased large tracts of land with investor capital and sold "membership shares" to working men or women for a small down payment and monthly installments. Once purchasers paid the share in full, they received title to a building lot in the tract. ... In 1864, the homestead association that was to give Eureka Valley is moniker and define the neighborhood for decades to come incorporated and filed its plat map. The Eureka Homestead Association laid out lots over the majority of the study area, covered sixteen city blocks between Noe Street on the east, Douglass Street on the west and 17th Street on the north and 20th Street on the south. Lots ranged in size from approximately 75 by 125 feet to through block lots of 75 by 250 feet. The association leadership was made up of prominent and moneyed individuals investing in real estate. Association President Benjamin D. Dean was a physician and Secretary H. B. Congdon was a mining secretary and commissioner of deeds for the Nevada Territory." [Stiles, Eureka Valley Historic Context Statement, p. 17]. One speculates that this map, a copy of the filed plat map, was printed by Towne & Bacon for the Eureka Homestead Association to facilitate sales in the Eureka Valley & for new landowners to, for example, show family back east where they would be building their new home. OCLC records one holding: CHS. Rare.

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        Letter sent to Josiah Nichol, Esq. at Washington, Arkansas notifying him of three slaves who had been "stolen" and would soon "be lost" if taken across the [Ouachita] River into Union held territory

      Tates [Bluff], Arkansas 1864 - This letter on blue lined paper measures 7" x 9.5" unfolded. It is franked with a pair of 5-cent blue Confederate stamps (Scott #7-Richmond printing) and cancelled with a circular "Camden Ark" postmark dated Jan 26. The stamps and letter are in nice shape with a few spots of light foxing and a small tear at the wax seal where it was opened. In a rather frantic tone, the letter-writer informs Nichols that: "I wrote Maj Peay to inform you in regard to 2 Negro Boys that were stolen from Maj. John Easton & a girl from Mrs Williams. . . . I am fearful the letter was not put in the PO. The thieves are about here & I have no doubt the negroes will all be lost. . . . The girl is gone now. The Boys of Eaton are on this side of the River & placed with some woman who is instructed to keep them as her own if no one calls for them - But I fear they will be taken away unless you come for them without delay." By 1864, the Union Army controlled much of Arkansas, and the state's Confederate government had established its Capitol at Washington. Tates' Bluff was located on the Ouachita River about twenty miles north of the Camden, a Confederate stronghold. No doubt, Embres feared that whoever had stolen the slaves (likely members of the Underground Railroad) would soon spirit them across the river to Union territory and their freedom. Nichol's relationship to the slaves' owners is unstated, however, docketing on the letter notes that it is "concerning Agnes." Perhaps, he was a friend of Ms. William and "Agnes" was either her first name or, more likely, the name of her girl slave.Although written after the heyday of the Underground Railroad, this letter gives testimony that even late in the war, Southern abolitionists were risking their lives to lead slaves to freedom as the Union forces advanced.Civil War Confederate letters discussing slave stealing are extremely scarce. Also, the two stamps that frank this letter are rather scarce as most of this issue was printed in England, and the British printings out-number those made in Richmond by a factor of nine to one. As of 2017, although OCLC identifies a handful of letters that mention runaway slaves, none appear to have the urgency or perspective from Southerners concerned that stolen local slaves are about to be spirited away to freedom. Nothing similar for sale in the trade and no auction records on file at ABPC, the Rare Book Hub, or Worthpoint.

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        The poor traveller: Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn: And Mrs. Gamp.

      By Charles Dickens. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1864. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final leaf integral advertisements for the 'Illustrated Library Edition' and the 'Cheap and Uniform Edition', verso blank; pp.114+[ii]; lime green wrappers printed on sides in black, the front wrapper not bearing a date, the back wrapper advertising under the heading 'Cheap and uniform editions Of Mr. Dickens's Christmas Books' the four titles already published in the series (i.e., the whole series except for the present title); issued without free end-papers. Slight chipping to paper of spine; light marking to first and last two leaves and a very few fox-spots; extensive pencilled excision marks and alterations to the text of 'The Poor Traveller', evidently intended to produce a shorter reading version (v. note); otherwise a nice copy. The alterations to the text are in a hand closely resembling Dickens' own, and some of them - in particular the addition of the word 'above' after 'gallery' in l.10 on p.30, and the substitution of 'his history' for 'everything' at l.15 on p.18, which are not necessitated by any of the cuts and are in fact mainly stylistic changes - are of a kind that one would not expect unless they were authorial. The excision marks, the text to be omitted outlined in pencil, with the outlined area being filled by cross-hatching or diagonal strokes, is a method known to have been used by Dickens for a similar purpose in other reading copies. In a few places a word or a sentence has been underlined for emphasis when reading, this also being the general habit of the author. One or two other marks are less interpretable but may be intended to indicate 'louder' or 'softer'. Though there is no sign of provenance, the volume was purchased in 2008 at the Bloomsbury Auction sale of the residue of the Dobson family papers, as part of a bundle, and it may have come to them directly from a Dickens family source. Philip Collins, Charles Dickens[:] The Public Readings (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1975), p.155, declares that the volume "has not been reprinted since the 1858 trade edition", which, given the date on the title-page of the present copy, is evidently false. Though printed by Bradbury and Evans like the 1858 edition, this copy bears the publisher's imprint of Chapman and Hall on both the title-page and cover (the cover imprints having for both publisher and printer an ampersand instead of the word 'and'), and would appear to rank as the first Chapman and Hall edition. The relationship between both the printed and the adapted text here, and that of the 'prompt copy' text recorded by Collins, is unclear, this copy retaining in the printed version some text excised from the prompt copy before it was printed and excluding some text that the prompt copy retains, while the revised text coincides with the post-printing revisions in the prompt copy on occasion, but elsewhere differs, the major difference in this shortened version being the entire exclusion of Mary Marshall as a character (though she is still referred to at the start as the reason for Richard Doubledick having signed up). There is evidence that the cuts were made in two distinct series. It was frequent publisher's practice at the time to date volumes a year ahead, in which case this copy may actually have been ready (or published) in 1863, and may conceivably have been used as part of Dickens's preparation for a reading he gave in London on the 12th of June, though it is more probable perhaps that it may relate simply to the reading given in Glasgow on the 25th of February, 1869, which, as recorded in the Letters, his agent, Dolby, rather to his annoyance, advertised by mistake. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Garibaldi and Italian Unity.

      - London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1864. 8vo. Original purple textured cloth, Garibaldi holding a banner gilt-stamped on front cover (repeated in gilt-lettered spine); pp. viii, 328; spine faded, lower cover a bit discoloured; otherwise very good; presentation inscription, signed by the author, to the Countess of Caithness on front fly-leaf. First edition, scarce of a monograph of Garibaldi, written whilst the Italian unification process was still unfolding. Cambers, a Lieutenant-Colonel with the army had been to Italy and collected first-hand reports, among them much information the battle of Aspromonte, where Garibaldi was wounded and which halted the unification for a while and ended with a cease-fire. Provenance: The Countess of Caithness 'Marie Sinclair (nà e de Mariategui; other married name de Medina Pomar) … (1830â€"1895), who was created suo jure duchess of Pomar in the papal nobility in 1879 by Pope Leo XIII, was prominent in spiritualist circles, being vice-president of the British National Association of Spiritualists; she also founded the first Theosophical Society in France in 1884. Notable for her attempts to reconcile theosophy, spiritualism, and Catholicism, on which she published a book in 1876, she died at her house, 124 avenue Wagram, Paris, on 3 November 1895' (ODNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Astrologische Bibliothek. Band I bis IX [in illustrierten O-Einbänden]. (I) Brandler-Pracht: Kleines Astrologisches Lehrbuch. Zur Einführung in die astrologische Wissenschaft. (II) Brandler-Pracht: Astrologische Aphorismen. Eine große Sammlung von astrologischen Regeln und Vorschriften zur Deutung und Interpretation der Horoskope. (III) Brandler-Pracht: Häuser-Tabellen von 40 bis 56 geographische Breite. Mit einem Anhang: Mathematische Tafeln zum Gebrauche für die Astrologie. (IV) Otto Pöllner: Das Solarhoroskop, Jahreshoroskop und das Tageshoroskop. (V) Brandler-Pracht: Die Lehre von den astrologischen Direktionen. (VI) Brandler-Pracht: Die Stunden-Astrologie. Die Lehre von den astrologischen Elektionen. (VII) Otto Pöllner: Mundan-Astrologie. (VIII) Otto Pöllner: Schicksal und Sterne. (IX) Friedr[ich] Feerhow: Die Medizinische Astrologie. Unter Berücksichtigung des Pflanzenheilverfahrens, der Homöopathie, Hygiene und "Biochemie". I u. IV in 2. Aufl., die anderen Erstausg.

      (I) 4 Bll., 151 S. / (II) 4 Bll., 192 S. / (III) 3 Bll., 96 S., 1 Bl. / (IV) 2 Bll., 64 S. / (V) 4 Bll., 120 S. / (VI) 2 Bll., 109 S., 1 Bl. / (VII) 4 Bll., 114 S., 1 Bl. / (VIII) 2 Bll., 101 S., 1 Bl. / (IX) VIII, 116 S. fast alle mit einigen Fig., 8, Illus. O-Leinen, nur Nr. IV abweichend im Illus. O-Pappband Karl Brandler-Pracht (1864-1939) begann seine Karriere als Schauspieler, widmete sein Leben letztendlich aber ganz der Astrologie. Gründete mehrere astrologische Forschungsgruppen u. Vereine (u.a. 1908 die "Erste astrologische Gesellschaft Wien") sowie Zeitschriften (1906 das "Zentralblatt für Okkultismus", 1909 "Prana", 1910 die "Astrologische Rundschau" u.a. mehr). 1910 initiierte er die vorliegende Buchreihe "Astrologische Bibliothek" u. verfasste die ersten 6 Bände nachdem er sich dann vom Verleger Vollrath entzweite, liess dieser die Reihe entgegen der Planung (siehe Verlagsanz. in Bd. VI) von anderen Autoren fortsetzen u. die bereits vorh. Bände in 2. Aufl. überarbeiten. Brandler-Pracht gab dann um 1918 sein grosses 6-bändiges Basislehrwerk "Astrologische Kollektion zum Selbststudium" heraus. Zu seinen Schülern zählten u.a. Wilhelm Knappich, Alfred Witte, Arthur Grobe-Wutischky, Elsbeth Ebertin, Bert van Solden, Erich Wiesel. Karl Brandler-Pracht legte den Grundstein für die bis heute andauernde astrologische Bewegung im deutschsprachigen Raum. - Die Einbände tls. mit leichteren Gebrauchsspuren alle mit Besitzervermerk von Arthur Kraatz aus Berlin wenige Bände mit vereinzelten kl. Anstreichungen (I u. II) mit leicht gelockerter Bindung (III) tls. etwas fleckig bei (VII u. VIII) die Druckfehler-Berichtigungen zerschnitten u. an den jew. Stellen eingeklebt sonst gute Expl. - Gesamt eine schöne Reihe in gleich gestalteten Einbänden (auch Nr. IV,) mit versch. Grundfarben. Höchstwahrscheinlich sind nur diese 9 Bde. in dieser Einbandvariante erschienen u. von Bd.IV in 2. Aufl. gibt es auch nur die vorl. Pappausgabe. Selten so angeboten!

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        Double Signed Cabinet Photo 1921

      German opera composer (1864-1949), one of the greatest of the 20th century. Beautiful cabinet photo of him by Albert Meyer, Berlin, blind stamped on front with the year 1906. Signed by Richard Strauss twice!. First signature is in black ink at the bottom, and has written "Hamburg" below in his handwritting, the second signature is over the top of his head, in blue ink. On verso, a text in ink by a different hand reads "Heard Dr Strauss in a song recital with Fraulein Schumann... Nov 21st, 1921". Richard Strauss toured America in 1921 with soprano Elisabeth Schumann, and on November 21st they performed in St. Louis with Schumann singing Strauss songs and Strauss at the piano. Size is 4.1 x 6.5 inches, in very good condition. VERY rare!

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        First Public Reveal on African Slave Trade, Starvation and Witchcraft

      Bath, 21 September 1864. "Dr. Livingstone's Lecture" being an account of his African travels, spoken by him to an audience of some 2,000 people gathered for the event at the Theatre Royal in Bath shortly after his Second Zambezi expedition, and published two days later in the Supplement to the Bath & Cheltenham Gazette. Large single leaf measuring approximately 61 x 27 cm (2 feet long), printed by George Harvey Wood, Proprietor of the Gazette, with text recto and verso, the Livingstone account consuming an entire page save one advertisement. A scarce primary source document. Livingstone's lecture in Bath was the very first time his account was presented publically, first on 19 September 1864, at the Theatre Royal. It was promptly published in the Gazette supplement, seen here. A few days later he presented the same lecture at the Mineral Water Hospital, also in Bath, also to a large audience. [Only four days prior to Livingstone's lecture, on 15 September 1864, as Burton and Speke were preparing to debate their claims at a special meeting to be held the following day in the Royal Mineral Water Hospital at Bath, Speke was killed in a shooting accident at his cousin's nearby estate.] On 19 September 1864, at the Theatre Royal in Bath, during the meeting of the British Association of Science, Livingstone spoke about his travels in Africa and the "gigantic evil' of slavery." The humble missionary did not relish the thought of public speaking, though his contemporaries and all citizens of the British Empire were most eager to hear his account. Contemporary newspapers hurried to publish his lecture, which appeared, in whole or in part, in the lllustrated London News, the Bath Chronicle, and in the first instance, in a supplement of the local Gazette as see here. Having received full support and high praise for his geographical discoveries and for establishing relations with various previously unmet tribes, Livingstone concludes with a sense of comfort and acceptance, expressing his gratitude to the audience. The 34th annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), (now known as the British Science Association), was held in September 1864, hosted by the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI). Leading scientists and legendary explorers attended, among them Dr. David Livingstone, Captain Richard Francis Burton, Captain John Hanning Speke, Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, and Sir Charles Lyell. Whilst in Bath, Livingstone stayed at 13, the Circus. By the close of the meeting, 2789 members and associates had attended. Excerpts from the Gazette: "Dr. Livingstone's Lecture." "... some 2000 persons anxious to hear Dr. Livingstone's account of his African travels." "Sir Roderick Murchison took the chair... associated with Dr. Livingstone... had been delighted to find that Her Majesty had appointed Dr. Livingstone to be a consulate at Guatamala, at the mouth of that great river, the Zambezi, which he had traced almost to its source." "... he (Sir Roderick) did think that, looking to the services which he had rendered for 22 years past in Africa,he was entitled to some public and national recompense... in Her Majesty's name that a pension should be granted to him..." "Dr. Livingstone spoke in effect as follows:" "... The most interesting discoveries of Lake Zanganyika and Victoria Nyawa, of Captain Burton and Captain Speke, whose sad loss we all now so deeply deplore, and again, of Lakes Shirwa and Ayassa; the discoveries of Van der Decken and several others, but last of all, the grand discovery, of the main source of the Nile... accomplished by our countrymen Speke and Grant. In all this exploration, the main view has not been merely to discover objects of nine days' wonder - to gaze, and to be gazed at by barbarians... but, in proceeding to the west coast to find a path to the sea, whereby lawful commerce might be introduced to aid missionary efforts..." "... in proceeding to the est coast to find to find a path to the sea, whereby lawful commercemight be introduced... I found piracy to be abolished, and that the slave trade had been so far suppressed as to be spoken of as the thing of the past - that lawful commerce had increased from £20,000 in ivory and gold dust to between two and three millions - one million of which was in palm oil, to our own country..." "I had come to the conclusion that our cruisers had not done nothing but aggrevate the evils of the slave trade... I came the Zambesi to the East Coast... and there I found the country sealed up... foreigners being debarred from entering the country, neither traders nor missionaries had established themsleves." "I knew the natives to be almost all fond of trading, and, when away from the influence of the slave trade, friendly and mild... " "... if I could open up this region to lawful commerce... a good service to Africa and to England...To accomplish this was the main object of the Zambesi expedition..." "The first discovery we made was a navigable entrance to the Zambesi, about a degree west of the Quillimane River, which has always been represented as the mouth of the Zambesi, in order, as some maintained, that the men of war might be induced to watch the false mouth, while slaves were quietly shipped from the real mouth." "... the country was in the hands of the natives, many of whom, by their brands, we saw had been slaves." "... off to an affluent of the Zambesi... called the Shire, and, as far as we know, was never exploid [explored] by any European before... 800 elephants all in sight at one time... crowds of natives, armed with bows and posioned arrows, lined the banks, and seemed disposed to resent... once just on the point of discharging their arrow." "Dr. Kirk and I proceeding on foot to the N. N.E., discovered Lake Shirwa... it abounds in fish, hippopatamus, and leeches... We were now among Manganja, a people who had not been visited by Europeans, and as I am often asked what sort of folk these savages are, I my answer they were as low as any we ever met, except bushmen, yet they cultivate the soil for their sustenance... and tobacco and Indian hemp for smoking... Near many of the village, furnaces were erected for smelting iron from the ore..." "All were very eager traders, and very few were hunters, so they can hardly be called savages... Their life has always appeared to me to be one of fear. They may be attacked by other tribes, and sold into slavery; and the idea this brings is, that they will be taken away, fattened, and eaten by the whites... They believe slave traders to be cannibals... They also live in fear of witchcraft..." "Wherever the tzetze exists the people possess no cattle, as this insect proves fatal to all domestic animals." "Where the slave-trade is unknown, the cattle are the only cause of war. The Makololo will travel a month for the sake of 'lifting' a cattle: this is not considered stealing..." "... Lake Nyassa... no trouble with the people... we have there one of the finest cotton fields in the world. In remonstrating with the chiefs against selling their people into slavery, they justified themselves on the plea that none were sold except criminals. The crimes may not always be very great..." "When we had succeeded in gaining the goodwill of the people which crowded the whole Shire Valley, the mission, under the late Bishop Mackezie, came into the country." "Slave hunters... sanctioned by the present government... the Scamps! They joined themselves to another tribe called Ajawa, then in the act of migrating from the south-east, and who had been accustomed to take slaves annually down to Quillimane... Furnishing the Ajawa with arms and ammunition they found it easy to drive those who were armed only with bows and arrows... we met a party of these Portuguese slaves coming with 84 captives bound and led towards Zette... even the slaves of the Governor knew they were doing wrong, and fled, leaving the whole of the captives in our hands." "The slave trade is the gigantic evil that meets us at every step in the country. We cannot move through any part without meeeting captured men and women, bound and sometimes gagged..." "We conducted Bishop Mackenzie and party up the highlands, and after spending three or four days with them, returned, and never had any connection with the conduct of that mission. We carried a boat past Murchison's cataracts. By these rivers descends at five leaps, of great beauty, 1200 feet in a distance of about 40 miles." "... we begun our labours among the Manganja... the African Portuguese, by instigating the Awaja, with arms and ammunition, to be paid in slaves, produced utmost confusion. Village after village was attacked and burned... the women and children became captives. This process of slave-hunting went on for some months, and then a panic seized the Manganja nation. All feld... but they had left all their food behind them, and starvation of thousands ensued. One cannot walk a mile without seeing a human skeleton; open a hut in the now deserted villages, and there lie the unburied skeletons. In some I opened, there were two skeletons, and a little one, rolled up in a mat, between them." "... anxious to see the abolition of the slave-trade... but the evil is done by the assertion in Europe of dominion in Africa... Portugal gains nothing but a shocking bad name, as the first that began the slave trade, and the last to end it." "The police of the sea must be maintained... no traffic engenders lawlessness as does this odious trade." "The plan I proposed required a steamer on Lake Nyassa... The Government sent out a steamer... too deep for the Shire. Another steamer was built at my own expense... made to unscrew in 24 pieces... Lady Nyassa or Lady of the Lake... a work was hindered... and I purpose to try again." "With respect to the African, neither drink, nor disease, nor slavery, can root him out of the world. I never had any idea of the prodigous destruction of human life that takes place subsequently to the slave-hunting till I saw it; and as this has gone on for centuries, it gives a wonderful idea of the vitality of the nation." End excerpts.

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        Pure Logic or the Logic of Quality apart from Quantity: with remarks on Boole's System and on the Relation of Logic and Mathematics.

      London: Edward Stanford,, 1864. Octavo. Original pebble-grained blue cloth, printed paper label to spine and front cover, boards panelled in blind, brown coated endpapers. With the initial blank leaf. Partly erased ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine toned and fraying at tips, occasional finger mark or spot to contents. A very good copy. First edition of Jevons's first work on logic, one of two pamphlets (the other was The Substitution of Similars, 1869) in which he developed the calculus presented by Boole in An investigation of the laws of thought (1854). Jevons had already consulted Boole before sending him a copy; in a letter of 1863 he recorded,"I have written on the subject to Professor Boole, on whose logical system mine is an improvement. In his answer he does not explain away an objection I had raised against his system. He seems to think that my paper [viz. Pure Logic] probably does not contain more than he himself knows, this being a common failing of philosophers and others; but still he tells me very civilly that if I think still that there is anything new in my paper I ought to publish, which of course I shall do one way or another before long." Jevons's principal advance was to reduce the operations of the Boolean calculus to a mechanical procedure. He here stood at the start of a road that led to the modern application of logic in computer-programming; he himself designed a "logical abacus" and "logical piano", ancestors of the computer which performed the operations of the revised Boolean calculus and whose mode of operation had affinities with the use of a truth-table.

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        Friendship album of Princess Anna of Hesse-Darmstadt.

      Mainly Darmstadt but including Altenburg, Bad Homburg, Bad Kissingen, Baden-Baden, Berchtesgaden, Berlin, Erdmannsdorf/Fischbach, Frankfurt, Hohenschwangau, Munich and other places, 1852-1864. - 12mo (83 x 129 mm). 84 ff. containing entries by more than 230 personages. With one engraved devotional lace picture, one small pen-and-ink drawing, and one dried flower. Contemporary half calf over wooden boards; both covers elaborately decorated with ornamental plating and inlays of bone, brass, and mother-of-pearl (front cover very slightly cracked and brass plating loosened at the top left corner). Pocket in inside of lower cover; sheath with original thin pencil. Narrow gilt rules to spine. A single central clasp. All edges gilt. Remarkable, wide-ranging friendship album of Princess Anna of Hesse and by Rhine (1843-65), only daughter of the Hessian general Karl of Hesse and Princess Elizabeth of Prussia. In May 1865 she married Grad Duke Frederick Francis II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin but died of puerperal fever a week after the birth of her only child. Both her parents as well as her later husband have signed her album. - The entries are mainly by members of the European aristocracy, including Archduke Albert of Austria-Teschen (1817-95), Czar Alexander II of Russia (1818-81), Princess Alice of Great Britain (1843-78), Duke Frederick of Anhalt (1831-1904), Countess Charlotte Fugger (1830-76), Gustav Prince of Vasa (1799-1877), Prince Henry XXII Reuss-Greiz (1846-1902), Helena Louise of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Duchess of Orléans and Chartres (1814-58), Duke Joseph of Saxe-Altenburg (1789-1868), Joséphine de Beauharnais, Queen of Sweden and Norway (1807-76), Louis Philippe Albert d'Orléans, Comte de Paris (1838-94), King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845-1912), King Maximilian II of Bavaria (1811-64), Princess Sophie of Orange-Nassau, Grandduchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1824-97), Countess Théodolinde of Württemberg, Princess of Leuchtenberg (1814-57), Princess Therese of Oldenburg, née Nassau Weilburg (1815-71), Prince Wilhelm of Schaumburg-Lippe (1834-1906), and many others. The later "Swan King" Ludwig II has signed his name twice: once as a six-year old, together with his mother Marie Friederike of Prussia (1825-89), and again as a twelve-year-old, alone. Other entries by children include Mary Victoria Hamilton (1850-1922), who would marry Prince Albert I of Monaco in 1869, and the later ethnologist, zoologist and botanist Therese of Bavaria (1850-1925). Other contributors from the field of science and scholarship include the explorer Adalbert von Barnim (1841-60), the geologist Wilhelm von Branca (1844-1928), and the theologian Carl Heinrich August von Burger (1805-84). - Pages numbered in pencil up to p. 160 by a later hand. Provenance note on the final page of text (p. 133) by Marie of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg (1850-1922): "This book belonged to the Grand Duchess Anna of Mecklenburg née Princess of Hesse-Darmstadt; it was later given to Duke John Albert of Mecklenburg in Dezember 1919 [.]". [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Teilnachlaß bestehend aus 78 eigenh. Werkmanuskripten, -skizzen und 3 eh. Bearbeitungen (zusammen 792½ SS.), 191 eh. Briefen und Postkarten, 11 eh. Notizbüchern (zusammen 11699 ½ SS) und 435 Photographien u. a. sowie 986 hs. bzw. ms. Briefen und Postkarten von Künstlerkollegen, Familienmitgliedern und Freunden (zusammen 2725 SS.) sowie zahlreiche Photographien und Dokumente. Verschiedene Orte, ca. 1870-1932. Diverse Formate. - Beiliegend 101 gedruckte Werke und Bearbeitungen des Komponisten. Verschiedene Orte, ca. 1910-1925. Zusammen 1142 SS.

      - Umfangreicher Teilnachlaß des Musikers und Komponisten (vgl. ÖBL, Kosel u. Dt. Musiker Lexikon, alle in DBA I 765, 89 bzw. DBA II 814, 9-11). Geboren am 26. März 1864, studierte Liftl Waldhorn, Klavier, Musikgeschichte und Harmonie am Wiener Konservatorium und wurde u. a. von Anton Wunderer (1850-1906) und - wie in unserem Nachlaß dokumentiert - Franz Krenn (1816-1897) in den Fächern Kontrapunkt und Komposition privat unterrichtet. Im entsprechenden, für den Nachweis der Studien erforderlichen Zeugnis bescheinigt ihm der Komponist, daß sein Schüler "mehrere Compositionen verfaßt und dieselben mit großer Geschicklichkeit instrumentiert und dadurch gezeigt [hat], daß er nicht nur jedes einzelne Instrument kennt, sondern auch ihre Verwendung im Orchester zu behandeln versteht [.]" (Zeugnis, dat. 15.V. 1890). Seine Studien an der Horakschen Schule fortsetzend, absolvierte Liftl anschließend den Staatsprüfungskurs und 1892 die Lehramtsprüfung, bei der - wie aus vorliegendem Zeugnis hervorgeht - Franz Krenn (s.o.), Leopold Landskron (Komponist, 1842-1900) und Eduard Hanslick (Musikwissenschaftler und Kritiker, 1825-1904) seine Prüfer waren. Seine musikalische Begabung führte Liftl ans Theater an der Wien und auf zahlreiche Konzertreisen. Als Musiklehrer zudem am Piaristenkonvikt in Wien tätig, lernte er, der auch privaten Musikunterricht erteilte, u. a. die junge, aus Mähren stammende Musikerin Wilhelmine kennen, die er 1904 ehelichen sollte. Nach einer Fehlgeburt im Frühjahr des darauffolgenden Jahres sollte die Ehe bis zur Geburt von Helga (7.VII. 1909) kinderlos bleiben. Bis 1920 am Piaristenkonvikt, war er nach 1921 an der Theresianischen Ritterakademie tätig. Wie aus dem mit "Repertoire des Burgtheaters" betitelten Kalender (dat. 1. Mai. 1903) hervorgeht, war Liftl auch als Bühnenmusiker für über 400 Theaterstücke (die alphabetisch verzeichnet sind) am Burgtheater und - wie aus einem Brief seiner Gattin kurz nach Liftls Tod ersichtlich ("Vom Theater war er wohl schon 2 Jahre pensioniert, machte aber für seine Kollegen noch sehr gerne öfter in der Oper oder Burg Dienst [.]" (Br. v. Mina Liftl an Karla und Jaro v. 5.IX. 1932) - an der Oper tätig. Sein kompositorisches Schaffen von der Operette ‘Die Lügenwaage’ bis hin zu Walzern, Märschen und verschiedenen Tänzen umfaßt an die 100 Titel. Erwähnenswert sind weiters seine hier gleichfalls vorliegenden Bearbeitungen von Werken Bachs, Mozarts, Schuberts, Wagners u. a. - Detaillierte Verlistung auf Anfrage. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        George McClellan

      January 1864. Autograph Letter Signed <I>“Geo B McClellan,”</I> one page, 5.25” x 8.25”. Orange, [New Jersey], no date, but penned in January 1864, Tuesday PM. To Edwin Bartlett Esq., 5th Ave Hotel [New York City]. Fine condition.<br /> <br />In full, <I>“My Dear Mr. Bartlett, Your kind note inviting me to attend your Whist party reached me this afternoon. I am very busy just now in writing against time – being engaged in preparing a Chapter on Western Virginia to accompany the New York Edition of my Report, so that I fear it will not be in my power to avail myself of your kindness. Mrs. McC unites with me in kindest regards to Mrs Bartlett & yourself. With my sincere thanks for your thoughtfulness. I am your friend…”</I><br /> <br />Whist was a card game, a forerunner of bridge, which was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. New York businessman Edwin Bartlett, U.S. Charge d’Affaires in Peru from 1838-1840, was married to the former Caroline Harrod, niece of Thomas Boylston Adams, youngest son of President John Adams.<br /> <br />On January 13, 1864, the House of Representatives “Resolved, That ten thousand copies of the official report of Major General McClellan (not including the accompanying documents) be printed for the use of the members of the present house.” The 38th Congress had authorized publication in late 1863 of “Organization of the Army of the Potomac. Letter from the Secretary of War, transmitting the report of Gen. George B. McClellan upon the Organization of the Army of the Potomac, and its campaigns in Virginia and Maryland, from July 26th, 1861, to November 7th, 1862.” The government publication omitted parts of McClellan’s “Official Report.”<br /> <br />An “Abstract and Analysis in Advance of Publication” first published in “The New York Commercial Advertiser” and then in “The New York Times” on January 5, 1864, began: “The report is dated New-York, Aug. 4, 1863. It begins with an illusion to the results of the victories in Western Virginia, which, we learn, were won not at all in connection with any general cooperative plan of action…” Newspaper reports of Gen. McClellan’s early battle victories in western Virginia had propelled him to the status of a national hero. The “New York Herald” headlined an article about him “Gen. McClellan, the Napoleon of the Present War.” Ostensibly, this excerpt published in advance of the government printing, resulted in McClellan quickly writing “a Chapter on Western Virginia” which became an introductory chapter (as well as part of the title) of his soon-to-be published Report. <br /> <br />“Report on the Organization and Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac: to which is added an Account of the Campaign in Western Virginia with Plans of the Battle Fields” by General George B. McClellan was published by Sheldon & Co. in New York in late February 1864. Boston, Chicago, and Washington editions of variant titles and different lengths were also published in 1864.<br /> <br />On March 2, 1864, the “Hartford Daily Courant,” under the heading “New Books,” reviewed McClellan’s “Report on the Organization and Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac: to which is added an Account of the Campaign in Western Virginia with Plans of the Battle Fields.” In part, “This is a full and complete edition of the report of General McClellan, dating from the time of his first connection with the Army of the Potomac. It also contains an introductory chapter relative to the campaign in Western Virginia…” This is the chapter McClellan was “very busy” writing at the time he was invited to the Whist party by Edwin Bartlett. The 38th Congress published the report in 1863. The “Courant” further notes, “Much interesting matter is embraced in this edition which was omitted from the one issued by the government … The volume will have a wide circulation, and will lead to a much clearer understanding of many points over which there has been infinite wrangling. Published in one elegant octavo volume by Sheldon & Co., No. 335 Broadway, N.Y….”<br /> <br />On August 31, 1864, General George B. McClellan was nominated for President at the Democratic National Convention held in Chicago. McClellan’s publication of his “Report” was used by his supporters while the government’s publication was used against him by those who favored Lincoln. Reviewing McClellan’s book, poet James Russell Lowell, editor of “The Atlantic Monthly,” noted, “The Report is a political manifesto, and not only that, but an attack on the administration which appointed him to the command, supported him with all its resources, and whose only fault it was not sooner to discover his incapacity to conduct aggressive political movements.”<br /><br />

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        LA FORZA DEL DESTINO OPERA IN QUATTRO ATTI

      LUIGI MARINONI, PARIGI 1864 - ITALIANO Opera con musica del maestro G. Verdi, Ufficiale della Legion d'Oro. Buona leggibilità dei testi e pagine con alcune macchie di umidità e con piccole becche su entrambe gli angoli fino a fine volume. Copertina parzialmente strappata con becca superiore; dorso logoro.

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        Journal 'D' of William D. Olmsted & Co. September 1, 1863 through June 29, 1864

      [ Genessee County, New York ]: Not published, 1864. First Edition. Boards. Very Good. First Edition. 360 numbered pages plus notations on endpapers. Folio (9 x 13 3/4 inches). Stamped reverse calf with leather with diced leather reinforcements on the edges and center of spine. Three compartment labels on the spine: "Journal | D | W.D.O. & Co." the middle on red leather, the others on brown. Marbled endpapers. "W. D. Olmsted & Co. Journal D" inked on flyleaf. Entirely manuscript journal/ledger in multiple hands with additional notes on the blank endpapers. Sound, if worn. Boards. Beer's work "Our County and it's people, A Descriptive work on Genessee County, New York", 1890 includes the following biographical note on William D. Olmsted: "Olmsted, William D. p. o. Oakfield, N. Y., was born in Le Roy, February 19, 1832, a son of Stephen and Barbara (Parmelee) Olmsted. His father was a native of Vermont and came to Genesee county at an early day, with less than one dollar in money and an axe, and took up land in Le Roy; he died in 1883. W. D. Olmsted was educated at Cary Collegiate Seminary and Old Round House at Le Roy. After finishing his schooling he engaged in the milling business. As an upright, trustworthy citizen Mr. Olmsted has established an undoubted claim, and his interest in the good of his town and its people is worthy of note. His wife was Frances A. Parmelee, who has borne him two sons - Carlos P. and Herbert W." The journal records many interesting items. One entry J Lathrop & Co [bankers in Le Roy] draft $1000 Sep 1,, 1863. Another J Lathrop & Co. to cash: "To this amt Pennsylvannia money" for $150. Many transactions with certain kinds and amounts of lumber - we see pine, oak, hemlock, black walnut moulding, etc. Projects include doors, windows, sash, coffin, clapboards, shingles, norway [pine?], bead, moulding, matched, lath bundles, etc. Many mentions of Batavia Yard (lumber yard?). Each transaction with named customer or supplier, amount, and details about what was being sold/purchased. Mention of turning, machine work, sawing, etc. Hundreds of names of customers, private and institutional. Oddities like glazing street lamps, ash for a cider press, ballusters, and the normal like railroad/railway and cartage charges. That's in the first 50 pages or so we scanned through. A quick flip through finds on p166 "To paid for a soldier" $5, use of saw, and 223 feet of culls. Shortly after Bot. Sleigh Shoes. A wealth of research possibilities into a type of business not often found.

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        THREE PEN DRAWINGS OF THE CAPTAINS AND TWO UNION OFFICERS OF THE CSS ALABAMA AND THE USS KEARSARGE IN JULY, 1864, AFTER THEIR BATTLE OFF THE COAST OF CHERBOURG].

      Cherbourg, France. 1864. - Three pen and ink drawings, between 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 and 7 1/4 x 5 inches. Matted and framed. Occasional marks from adhesive residue at edges of images, otherwise fine. Three pen and ink portraits of the captains and two Union officers of the CSS Alabama and the USS Kearsarge in Cherbourg harbor in July 1864, after a duel between the two ships in the English Channel the previous month resulted in the sinking of the Alabama. Each drawing is signed "Galland" in the lower left corner and dated "Cherbourg. Juillet 1864" in the lower right. Pierre- Victor Galland was a French decorative artist, active from 1843 until his death in 1892. The two captains, John Winslow and Raphael Semmes, are depicted in civilian dress, while the two Union officers, identified as Lieuts. Smith and Wheeler, are outfitted in their uniforms. Each portrait is set on the Cherbourg harbor embankment, the men with their backs to the water. The Battle of Cherbourg was one of the more unusual incidents of the Civil War. In June 1864, the Federal sloop-of-war USS Kearsarge, commanded by Capt. John Winslow, tracked the Confederate raider CSS Alabama under the command of Capt. Raphael Semmes across the Atlantic, and trapped the ship in the French port of Cherbourg where it had docked for repairs. With nowhere to go, Semmes challenged the Union sloop to a ship-to-ship duel, which Winslow accepted. On June 19, 1864, The Alabama was escorted into international waters by a French ironclad, and in the ensuing battle was sunk by the Kearsarge. The surviving Confederate sailors were rescued by the Union ship and an amalgamation of French and English boats. Those picked up by the English were taken to Southampton and evaded capture. Thousands of French spectators gathered on the heights above Cherbourg to watch the battle, and the event was memorialized in a painting by Edouard Manet that now hangs in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Attractive portraits of the key men in an exotic naval episode of the Civil War.

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        [THREE PEN DRAWINGS OF THE CAPTAINS AND TWO UNION OFFICERS OF THE CSS ALABAMA AND THE USS KEARSARGE IN JULY, 1864, AFTER THEIR BATTLE OFF THE COAST OF CHERBOURG]

      Cherbourg, France, 1864. Three pen and ink drawings, between 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 and 7 1/4 x 5 inches. Matted and framed. Occasional marks from adhesive residue at edges of images, otherwise fine. Three pen and ink portraits of the captains and two Union officers of the CSS Alabama and the USS Kearsarge in Cherbourg harbor in July 1864, after a duel between the two ships in the English Channel the previous month resulted in the sinking of the Alabama. Each drawing is signed "Galland" in the lower left corner and dated "Cherbourg... Juillet 1864" in the lower right. Pierre- Victor Galland was a French decorative artist, active from 1843 until his death in 1892. The two captains, John Winslow and Raphael Semmes, are depicted in civilian dress, while the two Union officers, identified as Lieuts. Smith and Wheeler, are outfitted in their uniforms. Each portrait is set on the Cherbourg harbor embankment, the men with their backs to the water. The Battle of Cherbourg was one of the more unusual incidents of the Civil War. In June 1864, the Federal sloop-of-war USS Kearsarge, commanded by Capt. John Winslow, tracked the Confederate raider CSS Alabama under the command of Capt. Raphael Semmes across the Atlantic, and trapped the ship in the French port of Cherbourg where it had docked for repairs. With nowhere to go, Semmes challenged the Union sloop to a ship-to-ship duel, which Winslow accepted. On June 19, 1864, The Alabama was escorted into international waters by a French ironclad, and in the ensuing battle was sunk by the Kearsarge. The surviving Confederate sailors were rescued by the Union ship and an amalgamation of French and English boats. Those picked up by the English were taken to Southampton and evaded capture. Thousands of French spectators gathered on the heights above Cherbourg to watch the battle, and the event was memorialized in a painting by Edouard Manet that now hangs in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Attractive portraits of the key men in an exotic naval episode of the Civil War.

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        Contes à Ninon [ Edition originale ] A Ninon - Simplice - Le Carnet de Danse - Celle qui m'aime - La Fée Amoureuse - Le Sang - Les Voleurs et l'Ame - Soeur-des-Pauvres - Aventures du Grand Sidoine et du Petit Médéric

      1 vol. in-12 reliure demi-maroquin bleu, dos à 5 nerfs, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix, Librairie Internationale, Paris, s.d. [ 1864 ], 1 f. , 320 pp. Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale du premier ouvrage publié par Emile Zola, bien complet des couvertures et du dos d'origine, dans la version de premier tirage mentionnant le prix de 3 francs. Etat très satisfaisant (sans le feuillet de faux-titre, dos lég. passé, très petits mq. de papier en marge des 2 premiers ff., et de 7 ff. en fin d'ouvrage, qq. rouss., cachet d'ex-libris de Pierre Gossin, bel état par ailleurs pour cet exemplaire parfaitement relié). Vicaire, VII, 1195 Français

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        Arcanes célestes de l'Ecriture Sainte ou Parole du Seigneur dévoilés, ainsi que les merveilles qui ont été vues dans le monde des esprits et dans le ciel des Anges. Ouvrage d'Emmanuel Swedenborg publié en latin de 1749 à 1756, et traduit par J. F. E. Le Boys des Guays. [Avec] Index méthodique

      Saint-Amand, à la librairie de la Nouvelle Jérusalem et Paris, chez M. Martel, Treuttel et Wurtz, 1841-1864. - 16 tomes en 6 forts volumes et 2 volumes d'index, soit 8 vol. In-8, demi-chagrin bleu à coins, dos lisses ornés, têtes dorées, toutes tranches dorées pour l'index. Initiales B. L. en pied des dos. Bel ex. (Petits frott. aux dos. Qq. rouss.) Edition originale de la traduction française du grand ouvrage d'Emmanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), personnalité étrange, scientifique de premier plan, tour à tour poète et littérateur, avant ses visions et sa révélation mystique des années 1740. Paru en latin, à Londres, entre 1749 et 1756, Arcana Caelestia, se présente comme une exégèse de la Genèse et de l¿Exode et une révélation du sens caché des Ecritures. C'est l'ouvrage fondamental de Swedenborg, la plupart de ses autres livres n¿en sont que des répétitions ou des extraits, comme le Traité du Ciel et de l'Enfer et le Traité des correspondances. L'Oeuvre de Swedenborg et sa théorie des correspondances entre le monde spirituel et le monde matériel exercera en une forte influence sur les écrivains et les poètes romantiques français de Balzac à Baudelaire. A la fin du XVIIIe siècle, quelques années après sa mort, de petites communautés de lecteurs, commencèrent à étudier et à propager son enseignement formant des sociétés théosophiques en Angleterre, en Suède, aux Etats-Unis et en France qui s'organisèrent bientôt en églises. Jacques-François-Étienne Boys des Guays (1794-1864) est le fondateur en 1837, à Saint-Amand dans le Cher, de l'une des premières églises françaises consacrées au culte swedenborgien de la Nouvelle Jérusalem. Il est le dernier et le plus complet des traducteurs de Swedenborg et mit dit-on 7 ans à achever son travail de traduction, se servant d'une plume d'or en signe de déférence pour l'écrire (Julien Vinson, Les religions actuelles, 1888, p. 564.). Les Tomes XI et XII portent au titre la mention : publié par un disciple (L. de Z.) [ pour Lino de Zaroa ] des doctrines de la vraie religion chrétienne. Rare ensemble, avec les deux volumes de tables alphabétiques et analytiques renvoyant aux quelques 10837 paragraphes qui compose l'ouvrage. Ex-dono manuscrit sur une garde du premier volume et sur l'un des volumes de tables. Les n° des paragraphes sont aussi reportés à l'encre dans la marge supérieure des pages. Caillet 10455. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Miserables

      New York: Carleton, 1864. Unrestored early edition in one volume. Brown publisher's binding almost detached. PO inscription (1865) on free endpaper. Text block stained, but intact. Good.

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        Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Poesie der Alten Araber.

      Hannover: Carl Rümpler,, 1864. Octavo (240 x 155 mm). Early-20th-century blue cloth, gilt-lettered red morocco label and gilt fleur-de-lys to spine, marbled endpapers, top edge red. Frequent Arabic types. Shelf-mark label to spine, ink stamp of the Institut Catholique de Toulouse to the title page and p. 39. Extremities lightly rubbed, spine darkened, faint soiling to covers, marginal browning, the occasional spot or mark. A very good copy. First edition of this foundational study of early Arabic poetry, from the collection of Louis Desnoyers (1874-1928), noted professor of oriental languages at the Institut Catholique de Toulouse, with his ink-stamp to the title page. Nöldeke worked almost entirely from unpublished manuscripts holdings in the libraries of Berlin, Gotha, and Leiden. His account discusses the Mu'allaqat, the Lamiyat al-'Arab of al-Shanfarah, Ibn Qutaybah's Tabaqat al-Shu'ara', and works by lesser-known figures such as Arabian Jews and Mutammim ibn Nuwayrah, many of which are printed in the original Arabic. Nöldeke (1836-1930) was one of the greatest Semitists of the 19th century. He also wrote a highly influential study of the Qur'an, and numerous grammars. One of his main theses was that much early Arabic poetry was written at a later date. Uncommon: no copies traced at auction.

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        Des Anglo-Affghanen John Campbell (sonst Feringhi Bascha) Wanderungen und Abenteuer unter den wilden Stämmen Centralasiens. Von ihm selbst mündlich erzählt und niedergeschrieben von H. O. Fry.

      Leipzig, Syk'sche. 1864 - XIII + 210 S. Priv. HLwd. der Zeit, mit aufgezogener OBrosch. DEA. - V. u. erste und letzten Seite stockfleckig, St. a. V., Ebd. berieben, ansonsten gutes Expl. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A terre & en l'air. Mémoires du Géant COPY SIGNED TO Aurélien Scholl

      E. Dentu, 1864 - In-8° relié demi-percaline de l'époque, plats de couverture illustrés en couleurs conservés, XX-439 pages. L'ouvrage commence par deux belles oraisons funèbres, celle de Dupuis-Delcourt et celle de Pilâtre de Rozier, tous deux aéronautes célèbres. Ce livre retrace les deux ascensions du "Géant", ce ballon de taille gigantesque de 45 mètres de haut construit sous la direction de Nadar en 1863 et qui accomplit son premier vol entre Paris et Meaux en octobre de la même année.Rappelons que la ballon le Géant piloté par Nadar, atterrit durement dans les environs de Hanovre et qu'il fut traîné sur 16 kilomètres. - - - - Aurélien Scholl, né à Bordeaux le 14 juillet 1833 et mort à Paris le 16 avril 1902, est un journaliste, auteur dramatique, chroniqueur et romancier français. Dès l'âge de quinze ans, il publie dans L'Echo Rochelais des feuilletons en vers, d'inspiration socialisante. Venu à Paris en 1851, il collabore à divers journaux éphémères pour se fixer au Figaro de 1857 à 1861. Passé par d'autres rédactions, il finit par créer en 1863 Le Nain jaune qu'il pose en concurrent du Figaro et dans lequel il écrit sous le pseudonyme de Balthazar. Un beau mariage contracté en 1866 avec la fille d'un riche brasseur de Londres, installe Scholl dans le Tout-Paris et lui permet de laisser libre cours à son humour cinglant. Ses articles agressifs lui firent de nombreux ennemis qui lui vaudront plusieurs duels, dont un avec Paul de Cassagnac qui le blessera grièvement. Dans les années 1880, il collabore à La Justice de Clemenceau ; ils eurent l'un et l'autre comme maîtresse la comédienne Léonide Leblanc (1842-1894), qui fut également celle du prince Napoléon et du duc d'Aumale. En 1871, il s'oppose à la Commune de Paris. Dans une lettre de dénonciation adressée à la police, il indique où se trouve un certain Lavalette ayant participé à la Commune. Ce Lavalette est marié avec la soeur de sa femme. Il crée le Quotidien de Paris dont le premier numéro parait le 12 mars 1884. Il est rédacteur en chef mais confie la direction à Valentin Simond, plus tard directeur de L'Écho de Paris6. Le journal durera jusqu'en 1938. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        L&#146;Obole des conteurs. Par Mrs Jules Simon, Méry, Théophile Gautier, Elie Berthet, Edouard Fournier, Léon Gozlan, de Bragelonne, X.-B. Saintine, P. Juillerat, G. de la Landelle, Amédée Achard, Aurélien Scholl, Emmanuel Gonzalès, Hipp. Lucas, Francis Wey, Paul Féval, Eug. Muller, Ponson du Terrail, Albéric Second, Ch. Deslys, Etienne Enault, Gustave Chadeuil, Frédéric Thomas, Michel Masson.

      Hachette et Cie (Imprimerie Générale de Ch. Lahure) 1864 - Petit in-8 (19 x 12,7 cm), faux-titre, titre, 520 - 4 pp., demi-maroquin vert à coins, dos à nerfs orné, non rogné, couverture et dos conservés (reliure signée Stroobants, dos passé marron). Edition originale. Ex-libris de Jean-Adrien Mercier, avec sa devise Librorum Flos Illibatus. Catalogue de la Bibliothèque des Chemins de fer en fin d&#146;ouvrage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Dolomite Mountains: Excursions through Tyrol, Carinthia, Carniola, & Friuli in 1861, 1862, & 1863.

      London, Longman, 1864, 8vo bella legatura in mezzo marocchino rosso con angoli rinforzati, dorso finemente lavorato con titolie fregi dorati , taglio superiore in oro, pp. XX-576 e con sei tavole + due carte geografiche ripiegate. Numerose incisioni in legno nel testo, le sei cromolitografie sono : Monte Civetta con il lago e il villaggio di Alleghe, il Catinaccio, il Sasso Lungo e il Sasso Piatto, il Pelmo dal monte Zucco, la Croda Malcora presso Cortina, Castel Pietra in Primiero e due grandi carte geografiche colorate intitolate : "Map of the South Eastern Alps" e "Geological Map of part of the district of Predazzo, St. Cassian, and the Seisser Alp in South Tyrol". Stupenda descrizione delle Dolomiti per ricchezza di tavole e notizie di questa prima edizione della più importante opera a carattere turistico che contiene oltre a notizie storiche e delle ascese ad alcune vette, un interessante capitolo scientifico (geografia, mineralogia, geologia). In eccellenti condizioni.

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        History of American Manufactures from 1608-1860. 3 vols. Philadelphia, Edward Young

      1864 - 3 vols. 8vo, 642; 654; 574pp, recent cloth [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RACCOLTA DELLE OPERE IDRAULICHE E TECNOLOGICHE.

      Torino, Tipografia Eredi Botta, 1864. In-4 p. (mm. 292x208), 2 voll., mz. pelle coeva con ang., dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, tagli super. dorati, conserv. brossura orig., pp. 332; 552; con 11 tavv., più volte ripieg. e f.t., fra cui: 1 carta topografica per la navigazione interna del Milanese - 1 planimetria e profilo del canale di Pavia - 1 carta del corso del fiume Po e della laguna di Venezia - 1 carta topografica dell'Alto e Basso Milanese - vari tipi e dettagli di sostegni sul canale di Pavia. In questa raccolta figurano: “Saggio storico-idraulico sulla inalveazione del torrente Redefosso - Storia dei progetti e delle opere per la navigazione interna del Milanese con memorie e descrizioni dettagliate - Memoria sulla nuova teoria del moto delle acque, ecc.”. Con qualche lieve fiorit. e ingialliture per la qualità della carta; due tavv. restaur. per strappo, ma buon esemplare.

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        Travels in Central Asia, being the Account of a Journey from Teheran Across the Turkoman Desert on the Eastern Shore of the Caspian to Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarcand, performed in the year 1863.

      London, John Murray. 1864. 8vo, .2cm, The First edition. xvii,[i],443p., with 12 plates including frontis, rear folding map, coloured in outline, in contemporary half crushed brown morocco, gilt ruled raised bands, gilt border decorations and center floral device decorations in the panels, gilt titles, gilt rules on the boards, pebbled cloth boards, marbled edges and endpapers, a fine bright clean sound copy attractively bound. (tgc) Wilson 234. Ghani 381. Sykes (History of Exploration) 246: 'a celebrated journey in disguise across Persia to Bokhara and Samarkand'. 'Of considerable value' (Baker). The frontis of 'Dervishes at Bokhara' gives some idea of the author's disguise as a dervish through much of his travels, the original goal of which was to determine the sources of the Hungarian language. His description of the peoples and their customs is most interesting.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 - 1864 original Wisden rebound w/o wrappers excellent conditio

      1864. For sale here is an original 1864 Wisden which has recently been beautifully rebound in green cloth with a green leather spine and the title and year in gilt to the spine. The binding is identical to several others we are listing and has been done by Scriveners Bookbinders in Buxton, Derbyshire. The original wrappers have not been preserved but the book is otherwise complete. The title page has had a tiny amount of restoration to the page edges but otherwise the contents are entirely unrestored, complete, original and in very nice condition with just the odd spot or mark but really in excellent condition. As a bonus, the book is signed ""to the reader"" page by Charles Pardon, the editor of the Almanac from 1887 to 1891. The book doesn't appear to be a presentation copy but appears to have been Pardon's own copy. A very rare book in excellent condition, brilliantly rebound, with the added bonus of the signature and offered at a very competitive price.

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        [Coded Letters from a Civil War Draft Dodger]

      Pittsburgh, PA & Eden, Ontario, 1864. Very good +. Two autographed letters signed, each on pages measuring about 8" by 5". The first written in pencil, and [2] pp. only on one sheet. The second written in ink on a folded sheet with additional double-sided page laid in, amounting to [6] pp. Also included is one original mailing envelope, measuring about 5" by 2.75". Overall very good plus; pages folded for mailing; ink a bit faded, but clean and readable. Two letters from a young man named Henry Henderson Hannan (1844-1879) to his sister and mother. In the first, dated Oct 8, 1864, Henry begins in code to his sister: "X 0118 7TXU 75 95 N," and above this code is written a transcription of the text: "I address this to you thinking it would be safest..." Hannan describes the friends he has made in his current location (not mentioning where), and describes an arrangement with a man named Ed who will bring him correspondence from his sister. On the reverse side of this page is written a second letter from a week later – incidating that this sheet is likely his sister's transcriptions of two letters rather than the originals. Hannan reports feeling he'd "done wrong in staying here so long [because] drafted men went from Roane Co. to Dixie last week." He notes he's heading next to Pittsburgh. The following letter is almost certainly the original copy, written in ink in a different hand, with transcriptions in pencil in previous letters' hand. Addressed this time to his mother and beginning in normal English script, the letter is dated Oct. 23 and details his arrival in Eden, Ontario (across Lake Erie from Pittsburgh and Ohio). He explains his trip cost "only $63.65," and emphasizes that "I do not, nor do you, begrudge it since it has saved my scalp." After describing his worries about finding work (as he appears to intend to stay indefinitely), he reverts to the coded language to report news he likely deems sensitive: dates, places, and names of people who have helped him along the way. A fascinating and informative set of letters, detailing the not uncommon experience of Northern men who fled their states to escape the drafts enacted by Lincoln, which took the form of a quota for each state. Hannan's letters reveal the guilt and anxiety of this process as well as the daily events that enabled him to avoid the war. After the war ended, Hannan returned to his native Swan Creek, Ohio, where he worked as a land emigration agent.

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        Contes à Ninon [ Edition originale ] A Ninon - Simplice - Le Carnet de Danse - Celle qui m'aime - La Fée Amoureuse - Le Sang - Les Voleurs et l'Ame - Soeur-des-Pauvres - Aventures du Grand Sidoine et du Petit Médéric

      J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix, Librairie Internationale 1864 - 1 vol. in-12 reliure demi-maroquin bleu, dos à 5 nerfs, couvertures et dos conservés, tête dorée, J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix, Librairie Internationale, Paris, s.d. [ 1864 ], 1 f. , 320 pp. Très rare exemplaire de l'édition originale du premier ouvrage publié par Emile Zola, bien complet des couvertures et du dos d'origine, dans la version de premier tirage mentionnant le prix de 3 francs. Etat très satisfaisant (sans le feuillet de faux-titre, dos lég. passé, très petits mq. de papier en marge des 2 premiers ff., et de 7 ff. en fin d'ouvrage, qq. rouss., cachet d'ex-libris de Pierre Gossin, bel état par ailleurs pour cet exemplaire parfaitement relié). Vicaire, VII, 1195 Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Maine Woods

      Ticknor and Fields 1864 - Ticknor and Fields, Boston, 1864, true first edition with the April, 1864 advertisements with the last referring to The Thirteenth Volume. One of 1,650 copies. Thoreau born in 1817, accomplished much during his short life dying at the age of 44. He was an abolitionist, tax resister, a pioneer of civil disobedience and conscientious objection, anarchist, environmentalist and believer in simple living. Today, Thoreau is regarded as one of the foremost American writers, both for the modern clarity of his prose style and the prescience of his views on nature and politics. His memory is honored by the international Thoreau Society and his legacy honored by the Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods, established in 1998 in Lincoln, Massachusetts. His most famous work was &#147;Walden&#148; published in 1854. He was and continues to be extremely influential. A list of those acknowledging his influence includes Gandhi, J. F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Tolstoy, Sinclair Lewis, Hemingway and many, many more. This book, The Maine Woods, recounts his trips through the Maine Wilderness in 1846, 1853 and 1857. Thoreau's evocative renderings of the life of the primitive forest--its mountains, waterways, fauna, flora, and inhabitants--are timeless and valuable on their own. But his impassioned protest against the despoilment of nature in the name of commerce and sport, which even by the 1850s threatened to deprive Americans of the "tonic of wildness," makes The Maine Woods an especially vital book for our own time. What would he think if he retraced his steps today? This book, 328 pages plus 22 pages of advertisements, is in good condition. The top and bottom of the spine are missing about 4mm each. The top of the spine is missing the cloth on the left hand side 13mm long by 5mm wide. The green cloth has come away from the joint between the spine and the front cover in three places for about half of the book. The wording on the spine has faded. Nevertheless, the book is very sound and square without a hint of looseness. A label with a previous owners name is pasted on the inside of the front cover. The pages of the book and the printing are in great condition with no hint of staining or foxing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Archer's Register

      London, Shrewsbury, and Birmingham: Howell, James & Co.; Adnitt and Naunton and others, 1864-1915. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Editor. Complete set of 42 volumes in original green cloth of slightly varying shades with gilt stamping. 150-300pp. (Lake and Wright p. 331). A Near Fine set with mostly sharp gilt, clean interiors, and sturdy bindings. A few issues have light dampstaining or wrinkling to contents, small staining to covers, dings, or tender hinges here and there, marginal notations, but the set is generally in great shape. Very first issue 1864 inscribed with editor (James Sharpe, who initially dropped his last "e" in early issues) and publisher's compliments on half title. A complete run (the publication was on hiatus from 1868-1876) of a notable British archery publication compiling results from the UK, the US, and British colonies with original articles covering everything about the sport from the Chinese long bow to 14th Century archery. Contains diagrams, illustrations, contemporary ads for all manner of products, and-- from 1893 on-- numerous photographs showing individuals and groups of both sexes with their equipment. Especially striking are the photos of rows of Victorian-era ladies in their petticoats outdoors with fierce-looking bows strung, of which there are many. Very rarely available for sale. Only a few complete sets in worldwide institutional collections according to OCLC.

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        Traité Elémentaire de Chimie Médicale comprenant quelques notions de toxicologie et les principales applications de la chimie a la physiologie, a la pathologie, a la pharmacie et a l'hygiène par Ad. Wurtz ... Vol. I: Chimie Inorganique - Vol. II: Chimie Organique

      Victor Masson wt Fils - Parigi, 1864. Francese 1,74 Due volumi della seconda metà dell'800 in buono stato, coperta in mezzapelle, dorso in pelle con elementi decorativi incisi a secco, caratteri dorati in bassorilievo, piatti in cartone rigido goffrato, alcuni segni di sfregamento, tagli puntinati in marrone, pagine in ottimo stato, poca gora. Illustrazioni in b. e n. in testo, nel I volume I tavola, fuori formato, ben piegata, con analisi spettrale di alcuni elementi chimici a colori. I e II volume del Traité Elémentaire di Chimie Médicale. USATO

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        Travels in Central Asia, being the Account of a Journey from Teheran Across the Turkoman Desert on the Eastern Shore of the Caspian to Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarcand, performed in the year 1863.

      London, John Murray. 1864.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo, .2cm, The First edition. xvii,[i],443p., with 12 plates including frontis, rear folding map, coloured in outline, in contemporary half crushed brown morocco, gilt ruled raised bands, gilt border decorations and center floral device decorations in the panels, gilt titles, gilt rules on the boards, pebbled cloth boards, marbled edges and endpapers, a fine bright clean sound copy attractively bound. (tgc) Wilson 234. Ghani 381. Sykes (History of Exploration) 246: 'a celebrated journey in disguise across Persia to Bokhara and Samarkand'. 'Of considerable value' (Baker). The frontis of 'Dervishes at Bokhara' gives some idea of the author's disguise as a dervish through much of his travels, the original goal of which was to determine the sources of the Hungarian language. His description of the peoples and their customs is most interesting. .

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        Our Mutual Friend...With Illustrations By Marcus Stone.

      London: Chapman and Hall, Piccadilly, [May, 1864 - November 1865]. 8vo., 20 monthly parts in 19 as issued, 32, [1]-32, [2], [8], [2], 8, [4], [2], [2], [2], [4]; 16, 33-64, 4, [2], [2], [4], [2]; 16, 65-96, [1], [2], [4], 8, [2]; 16, 97-128, 4, [1], [1], [4], [2], [4]; 16, [1], 129-160, [2], [2], [2]; 16, 161-192, [1], 4, 4, [1], [4], [8], 4, [2]; 16, 193-224, [1], [2], [1], [2], [4], [2]; [2], 16, 257-288, [2], [4], [4], [4], [1], 8, [4]; 16, 289-320, xi, [1], 4, [4]; 16, [1], [1]-32, [2], 4, [1]; [2], 16, [1], [1], 33-64, 4, [4], [2], [2]; 16, 65-96, [2]; 16, 97-128, 4; 16, 129-160, 4, 4; 16, [161]-192, 4, [2]; 16, 193-224, [2], [4], [8], [2]; 16, [1], 225-256, 4, 4, [2]; 16, 257-309, [viii], [2], [2], 4, [2], [1], [2], [2], 40 wood engraved plates. Original printed green wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrappers, uncut, with a variety of publishers ads and slips on teal, green, pink and white paper bound-in. Housed in a half green morocco and green cloth pull-off case with raised bands, gilt titling, and additional green cloth portfolio with flaps. The backstrip of the case has sunned to a sumptuous saddle-brown, and the individual parts are in very good condition, with only slight wear to wrappers and edges, internally they seem almost to have never been read. A complete set missing only a few ads mentioned in Hatton & Cleaver, with no visible signs that ads have been removed, and includes ads not mentioned in Hatton & Cleaver. First edition in the original parts. The wood engravings and cover designs were for the first time charged to the skillful hand of Marcus Stone, the orphaned son of an old artist friend who worked in the "sentimental-realist style of 1860s book illustration" (OxfordDNB). Our Mutual Friend was Dickens's last completed novel, written slowly due too increased occasions of illness, and a serious railway accident. Similar to Bleak House and Little Dorrit, Our Mutual Friend comprises the usual social satire, elaborate plotting, and sweeping views of contemporary society, differing most notably in the positive outcome of the central love stories. Eckel 96. Hatton and Cleaver 345-370.

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        Ralph Waldo Emerson Autographed Signed Letter.

      Autographed letter signed by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The letter reads, "Concord 8 Feb. 1864 Dear Mrs. Botter, In obedience to your request send to me through my daughter, I enclose this paper. yours faithfully, R.W. Emerson." Double matted and framed with a photograph of Emerson. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 17.5 inches. A very attractive piece. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.

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        Dictionnaire Erotique Moderne par un professue de langue verte

      Imprimerie de la Bibliomaniac Society. Hardcover. Freetown (Bruselles), 1864. 12mo, 319 pp., couverture rigide / hardcover. No. 103 of 300. Grave frontispice de Felicien Rops. La tres rare premiere edition du dictionnaire erotique de Alfred Delvau. Delvau a publie deux dictionnaires, ce qui est le premier et le second etant Dictionnaire de la Langue Verte: argots Parisiens Compare. Il s'agit de la plus rare des deux, avec seulement huit des 300 exemplaires originaux survivants dans les institutions (les sites d'OCLC plusieurs entrees, avec huit participations au total). Une copie tres bien conserve, avec d'excellentes contenu. Relie en bougran rouge plus tard avec lettrage dore. Professionnel de reparation de la bande de charniere a la page de titre. Frontis presente avec une certaine rousseurs marginales. Tres bon etat general. S'il vous plait nous contacter pour des photos ou des informations supplementaires. Etched frontispiece by Felicien Rops. The extremely scarce first edition of Alfred Delvau's erotic dictionary. Delvau published two dictionaries, this being the first and the second being Dictionnaire de la Langue Verte: Argots Parisiens Compares. This is the more scarce of the two, with only eight of the original 300 copies surviving in institutions (OCLC sites multiple entries, with eight total holdings). A very well preserved copy, with excellent contents. Bound in later red buckram with gilt lettering. Professional tape repair to hinge at title page. Frontis present with some marginal foxing. Very good condition overall. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1864. First Edition.

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        Arizona. Original Document Regulating Gambling in the Counties. Signed By Governor John Goodwin and Two Other Major Leaders, November 9, 1864

      Prescott, [AZ], 1864. Slight variations in text from the printed published the next year (1865). Possibly W. Claude Jones copy. The printed version adds: "shall take effect and be in force from and after the passage of this act." Two page document signed by Governor John Goodwin, President of the Legislative Council, Coles Bashford and W. Claude-Jones who was Speaker of the House of Representatives. Page one measures 9 1/2" x 15; Page two measures 10 1/2" x 15". Included is the original bill number (46) signed by James Anderson who was the official clerk of the House. It measures 4" x 5 1/4". This remarkable document is important for several reasons. First, it can be compared for minute differences with the actual printed forms of both the Journals of the First Legislative Assembly as well as the Acts, Memorials and Resolutions which were published the following year (1865). The goal was to both exclude minors (under age 21) from losing their hard earned money as well as helping each county to collect $100 a month for each table at which gambling took place. This helped pay the Sheriff and other officials' salaries. It was not until the 24th Territorial Legislature that Governor Joseph H. Kibbey demanded the abolishment of gambling which was one of two major obstacles in Arizona's quest for statehood (the other was relating to the easy removal of State Supreme Court Justices by a simple vote). Of course, it was not until 1988 when the Federal Indian gambling Regulatory Act became law that gambling then become legal in the state on Indian reservations.

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        Arizona. Original Document Regulating Gambling in the Counties. Signed By Governor John Goodwin and Two Other Major Leaders, November 9, 1864

      Prescott, [AZ], 1864. Slight variations in text from the printed published the next year (1865). Possibly W. Claude Jones copy. The printed version adds: "shall take effect and be in force from and after the passage of this act." Two page document signed by Governor John Goodwin, President of the Legislative Council, Coles Bashford and W. Claude-Jones who was Speaker of the House of Representatives. Page one measures 9 1/2" x 15; Page two measures 10 1/2" x 15". Included is the original bill number (46) signed by James Anderson who was the official clerk of the House. It measures 4" x 5 1/4". This remarkable document is important for several reasons. First, it can be compared for minute differences with the actual printed forms of both the Journals of the First Legislative Assembly as well as the Acts, Memorials and Resolutions which were published the following year (1865). The goal was to both exclude minors (under age 21) from losing their hard earned money as well as helping each county to collect $100 a month for each table at which gambling took place. This helped pay the Sheriff and other officials' salaries. It was not until the 24th Territorial Legislature that Governor Joseph H. Kibbey demanded the abolishment of gambling which was one of two major obstacles in Arizona's quest for statehood (the other was relating to the easy removal of State Supreme Court Justices by a simple vote). Of course, it was not until 1988 when the Federal Indian gambling Regulatory Act became law that gambling then become legal in the state on Indian reservations.

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        Our Mutual Friend...With Illustrations By Marcus Stone.

      London: Chapman and Hall, Piccadilly, [May, 1864 - November 1865]. 8vo., 20 monthly parts in 19 as issued, 32, [1]-32, [2], [8], [2], 8, [4], [2], [2], [2], [4]; 16, 33-64, 4, [2], [2], [4], [2]; 16, 65-96, [1], [2], [4], 8, [2]; 16, 97-128, 4, [1], [1], [4], [2], [4]; 16, [1], 129-160, [2], [2], [2]; 16, 161-192, [1], 4, 4, [1], [4], [8], 4, [2]; 16, 193-224, [1], [2], [1], [2], [4], [2]; [2], 16, 257-288, [2], [4], [4], [4], [1], 8, [4]; 16, 289-320, xi, [1], 4, [4]; 16, [1], [1]-32, [2], 4, [1]; [2], 16, [1], [1], 33-64, 4, [4], [2], [2]; 16, 65-96, [2]; 16, 97-128, 4; 16, 129-160, 4, 4; 16, [161]-192, 4, [2]; 16, 193-224, [2], [4], [8], [2]; 16, [1], 225-256, 4, 4, [2]; 16, 257-309, [viii], [2], [2], 4, [2], [1], [2], [2], 40 wood engraved plates. Original printed green wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrappers, uncut, with a variety of publishers ads and slips on teal, green, pink and white paper bound-in. Housed in a half green morocco and green cloth pull-off case with raised bands, gilt titling, and additional green cloth portfolio with flaps. The backstrip of the case has sunned to a sumptuous saddle-brown, and the individual parts are in very good condition, with only slight wear to wrappers and edges, internally they seem almost to have never been read. A complete set missing only a few ads mentioned in Hatton & Cleaver, with no visible signs that ads have been removed, and includes ads not mentioned in Hatton & Cleaver. First edition in the original parts. The wood engravings and cover designs were for the first time charged to the skillful hand of Marcus Stone, the orphaned son of an old artist friend who worked in the &#x93;sentimental-realist style of 1860s book illustration&#x94; (OxfordDNB). Our Mutual Friend was Dickens&#x92;s last completed novel, written slowly due too increased occasions of illness, and a serious railway accident. Similar to Bleak House and Little Dorrit, Our Mutual Friend comprises the usual social satire, elaborate plotting, and sweeping views of contemporary society, differing most notably in the positive outcome of the central love stories. Eckel 96. Hatton and Cleaver 345-370.

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        Some New Industries for South Australia. Silkworms, Mulberry, Olives, Tobacco, etc., etc

      Adelaide, Rigby, 1864. Octavo, xii (last one blank), 82, [2] (colophon) pages plus 2 lithographs by William Wyatt (a double-page plate of 'Method of training the White Mulberry to a standard' and 'The Reeling Machine'). Original yellow card covers with the plain spine expertly renewed; absolutely trifling surface loss to silverfish; essentially a fine copy with the contemporary blind-stamp of Rigby (as bookseller) on the front flyleaf. Sir Samuel Davenport (1818-1906) was an ardent promoter of agriculture and new industries in South Australia and served as president of both the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society and the South Australian branch of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Other new industries discussed in the book are Verdigris and Flower-Farming. Ferguson 8971 (pagination incorrect, and the plates are not recorded).

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 - 1864 Wisden : Paperback with Facsimile Spine and Covers

      1864. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1864 : Paperback with facsimile Spine and Covers - 1st Edition! This Wisden was first listed as a rebind, it was from the Auty collection and hence we thought it was a valid listing with the Auty boards, however the binding wasputting pressure on the frist 2 pages and they were starting to tear down the line of the binding which was 1cm into the book and hence we took the book out of the binding and added facimile covers and a spine and touched up the small tear that was appearing. We have kept the Auty page if needed. The covers and spine are very well made and internally the book is nice and clean, there is some rounding to the pages and the last page has a small loss to the top of it as can be seen in the pictures. A small tear was forming thanks to the binding to the first 2 pages, this has been repaired.

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        NORTH CLEAR CREEK GOLD & SILVER MINING CO., GILPIN COUNTY, COLORADO TERRITORY

      [ New York, 1864. 17pp. Original printed wrappers. Old central vertical fold lines, front wrapper nearly detached. Light dampstaining throughout. Good. A promotional pamphlet including descriptions, letters, and affidavits from various persons concerning the potential of the Henderson Mill in the Colorado Territory. Provides favorable notices of the mining prospects on the Ground Hog Lode, upon which the mill stands and solicits new investors. A scarce, relatively early Colorado mining report.

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        THE PARABLES OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST

      London: Routledge Warne & Routledge, 1864. First edition, 25 x 19.5cm [4to], in publisher's green hexagon-grain cloth w/gilt & embossed decorations & title to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale yellow ep.s w/binder's ticket (Bone & Son, Ball 17A) to rear pastedown, [i-xii], 1-48 + [1-48 blank versos] + [1-40, plates] red-ruled cardstock pp. w/20 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Millais, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear. Printed at the Camden Press, London. Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped & worn, upper fr. cover gilt sl. rubbed, & fr. ep. gutter sl. stained); contents Very Good (1st & final leaves foxed w/lt. spotting elsewhere)-this is the green cloth binding, much scarcer than the more common red. White 48-49, Reid 6-7 & 71-72 ("of this superb work much has been written, but it is worthy of all the praise ever bestowed upon it"), Fredeman 95.37, Ray 170, de Beaumont 244, Goldman 311.

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