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        Les Miserables

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

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        La Roma Sotterranea Cristiana descritta ed illustrata.

      Pubblicata per ordine della Santità di N.S. Papa Pio Nono. Roma, Cromo-Litografia Pontificia (Tip. Salviucci), 1864-1867-1877, - 6 vol. in-folio (3 di testo e 3 di tavole), bella e solida leg. m. marocch. rosso e ang., tela sui piatti, dorsi a nervi con tit. e fregi oro, taglio super. dor. Edizione originale di quest'opera illustrata da complessive 157 tavole in cromolitografia numerate (40 nel I vol.; 65 nel II, di cui 62 num., la I doppia e 2 non num. in fine; 52 nel III). I volumi di testo, corredati di numerose riproduz. d'iscrizioni lapidarie, hanno il seguente contenuto: vol. I): pp. (8), 352 (con la storia delle antichità cristiane dalle origini fino al tempo dell'autore, seguita dall'analisi degli antichi documenti topografici e dalla descrizione della prima parte del cimitero di Callisto), pp. 86 di Analisi geologica ed architettonica dichiarata da Michele Stef. De Rossi. - Vol. II): pp. (8), XLIII, 391(continua la descrizione del cimitero di Callisto), pp. 134, (2) di Analisi geologica ed architett. del cimiterio di Callisto dichiarata da M.S. De Rossi. - Vol. III): pp. XXIV, 752 (Il cimitero di Santa Sotere, le altre sotterranee regioni e la necropoli sopra terra incorporate al cimitero di Callisto tra l'Appia e l'Ardeatina. Il cimitero di Generosa. presso il bosco degli Arvali. Appendice architett. e fisica di M.S. De Rossi). Opera monumetale per mole ed importanza, la più completa apparsa all'epoca sulle catacombe romane, fondamentale per l'archeologia cristiana, scienza della quale il De Rossi (Roma 1822-Castelgandolfo 1894) è universalmetne riconosciuto come il fondatore; "i tre volumi suscitarono nei dotti una tale ammirazione che ben presto ne furono compilati compendi per l'opera di divulgazione" (da parte di J. Spencer Northcote e W.R. Browlow, P. Allard, F.X. Kraus). Esempl. magnifico, a pieni margini, ben completo di tutte le tav. (il II vol. di tav. spesso è scompleto, in quanto fu accidentalmente distrutto in parte). Olschki, Choix 17986. Encicl. Cattolica, IV, 1453-1455. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1864 Wisden : Paperback with Facsimile Spine and Covers

      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 touc

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        Jefferson Davis orders Confederate Navy hero John Wood to abandon plans to free rebel prisoners at Point Lookout, Maryland as part of an aborted plan to raid Washington in the summer of 1864

      Richmond, July 12, 1864. 8" x 5.75". "Manuscript letter accomplished on a partly-printed Document, 1 page, 8"" x 5.75"" on a form for ""THE SOUTHERN TELEGRAPH COMPANIES,"" Richmond, July 12, 1864, in an unknown hand, being a received transcription of a telegram from Jefferson Davis to General George Washington Custis Lee informing him that he had ordered the abandonment of a daring plan to raid Washington in the summer of 1864.Davis' telegram reads in full: ""Sent telegram this morning to Col Jno T Wood to indicate my belief that the attempt would not be fruitless[.] If you have not other information I advise abandonment of project"" With the situation rapidly deteriorating on the Southern home front as Grant's army pushed relentlessly toward Richmond, Davis chose to undertake several risky operations to both boost Confederate morale and dampen the reelection prospects for President Lincoln that fall. One of the measures was a planned expedition to the Union prisoner of war camp established at Point Lookout, Maryland, located at the confluence of the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay. The plan, which was co-commanded by G.W. Custis Lee and John Taylor Wood, was to lead a detachment from Jubal Early's army, who were then advancing north into the Shenandoah Valley to make an attempt on Washington. Wood was to secure two steamers at Wilmington, North Carolina capable of capturing the Union gunboats guarding Point Lookout. Davis also ordered that Wood secure arms to distribute to the freed prisoners so they could join in Early's planned attack on Washington. However by July 10, it had become obvious to Davis that the plan had been compromised and instead ordered that he take command of the converted blockade runner, Atlanta, re-christened as the C.S.S. Tallahassee, to raid Union shipping along the eastern seaboard. Wood commenced his cruise on August 4, 1864. By the time he reached Halifax, he had captured thirty-three Union vessels. John Taylor Wood (1830-1904) , the son of Union General Robert Wood and Anne Taylor, the daughter of President Zachary Taylor, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1852. Initially maintaining a neutral stance following the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, his sympathies headed South after the Battle of Fort Sumter. On April 21, 1861, he resigned his commission in the U.S. Navy and retired to his Maryland farm. The farming life did not last long, however, as life was becoming too dangerous. Fearing for the safety of his family, the Woods moved south to Richmond, Virginia where his uncle, Jefferson Davis, was now presiding over the Confederate capital (Jefferson Davis' first wife, Sarah Taylor, was Wood's mother's sister).In October 1861, Taylor received a commission as a lieutenant in the Confederate States Navy and became an officer aboard the C.S.S. Virginia (the former U.S.S. Merrimack) and fought against he U.S.S. Monitor at the Battle of Hampton Roads. Wood commanded the rear pivot gun and fired the shot that wounded the Monitor's captain. Appointed an aide-de-camp to President Jefferson Davis, Wood was awarded the rank and pay of a colonel of cavalry, giving him simultaneous commands in both the Confederate Army and Navy allowing him to serve as an effective liaison between the services and the government in Richmond. In that capacity, Wood undertook an extensive survey of Confederate costal defenses. During the summer of 1863, he led a series of successful raids against Union shipping in Chesapeake Bay. In the summer of 1864, Wood commanded the C.S.S. Tallahassee, a raider and blockade runner. During his tenure aboard the Tallahassee, he captured an astounding 33 Union ships during a ten-day period off the coast of New England. By April 1865, the situation looked grim for the Confederacy. Wood was with his uncle on April 2, attending St. Paul's Church in Richmond, when a telegram from Lee arrived informing the president that Petersburg would soon fall and the government must evacuate. That evening, he, Davis, and other members of the Confederate government boarded a train for Danville, Virginia. They continued their flight south, where, on May 10, 1865, near the town of Irwinsville, Georgia, Davis and Wood were both captured by Union forces. Wood soon made his escape, with his uncle's permission, by bribing one of his captors and hiding in a nearby swamp until the Federals and their prisoners left the area. Wood made his way south to Florida and met up with Major General John C. Breckinridge. Acquiring a small boat, Wood, Breckinridge, and several other men first attempted to row east to The Bahamas, but abandoned the plan and decided to instead make their way south toward Cuba. He managed to trade with a crew of Union deserters his boat for their slightly bigger sloop. They reached the north shore of Cuban on June 10. He remained in Cuba for two weeks before heading north to Canada, where his family soon joined him. Reunited, they settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and remained there for the rest of their lives. John Taylor Wood died on July 19, 1904. "

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        Nice et Savoie: sites pittoresques, monuments, description et histoire des départements de la Savoie, de la Haute-Savoie et des Alpes Maritimes,

      réunis à la France en 1860. Dessins d?après nature, litographiés à plusieurs teintes (genre aquarelle) par les premiers artistes de Paris. Texte par Joseph Dessaix et Xavier Eyma. Paris, Henri Charpentier, 1864, - 3 parti in 2 vol. in-folio, pp. (4), XX, (2), 64; (6), 62; (4), VI, (2), 42; leg. d'editore in m. pelle verde, tit. e ricche decoraz. oro al dorso, piatti in percallina decorati in oro. Stupendamente illustrati: 3 vignette sui titoli, varie testatine ed iniz. ornate, 2 carte topogr. e 90 superbe tavole fuori testo litografate in varie tinte. Le vedute furono litografate dal Benoist medesimo, da E.Ciceri, Jacottet, Sabatier, Bayot, Gaildreau, David. Prima edizione di questa grandiosa classica opera sulle regioni della Savoia, della Alta Savoia, della Costa Azzurra e delle Alpi Marittime, corredata di vedute di grande bellezza. ''Magnifique album sur les Provinces rattachées à la France en 1860: la Savoie et le Comté de Nice. Cet ouvrage est l'album sur la Savoie le plus connu du public'' (Perret). Esemplare assai ben conservato, privo di fioriture della carta, nella elegante legatura editoriale. Perret 1324: «Peu courant et très recherché». [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Our Mutual Friend (In the Original Monthly Parts and with the Rare Misprint in Part 10 Advertiser, Page 13)

      London [May 1864-November 1865]: Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Original Wraps. In the original monthly parts, 20 parts in 19. Original green printed wrappers; ALL wrappers are correct. ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present, except for the rare ad "The Economic Life Assurance Society" following the plates in part 14. FIRST ISSUE of the wrappers, without the imprint at the foot of front wrapper of part1. In the Advertiser of part 10, Hatton & Cleaver states, "In a few copies seen, p. 13 was misprinted "31." The present copy has this misprint. The plates are very good to fine; the text and wrappers are clean and bright and without repair. Part 9 with text unopened. Several spines are expertly and invisibly renewed. Our Mutual Friend has more of the Advertiser ads than any of Dickens' other works, having 320 pages and 89 insets and slips in the rear of the parts. Altogether a brilliant set, lacking just one (rare) ad and having the first issue points in the wrappers and a rare misprint in the Advertiser of part 10. This fine set is the best we are likely to find, and it has a pedigree - it is from the famed (Thomas) Hatton & Cleaver collection. Housed in a handsome purple quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise.

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        The Gettysburg Address in Autograph Leaves


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        The Currency Bill: / An Act to Fund, Tax, and Limit the Currency Passed by the Congress of / the Confederate States, at Richmond, February 16th, 1864. / [double-rule] / [followed by 18 numbered points to the act, printed in two columns separated by a thin rule]

      [Richmond VA], 1864. Printed broadside, 19 x 11 1/2 inches, on Confederate necessity paper. Sets forth rules for handling bonds and treasury notes. Parrish & Willingham 75 (Duke only). Not in Hummel or "More Virginia Broadsides." OCLC locates one copy (Duke). Folded; several splits at the head (affecting several letters), rumpled, uniformly browned, some foxing. Still a presentable copy of a rare Confederate broadside dealing with taxation and currency. (#5098)

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        A Chronicle of England, B.C.55 - A.D.1485. The Designs Engraved and Printed in Colours by Edmund Evans.

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1864., 1864. First Edition. Quarto; pp. [2], viii, 462. Bound in full red straight-grained morocco with a floral gilt roll enclosed within a double gilt-ruled borders and ornamental gilt cornerpieces to boards, spine elegantly gilt-tooled with gilt rules and floral roll between gilt double raised bands; inner dentelles in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With 81 wood-engraved illustrations in text, printed in colour, of medieval history and pageantry. Binding a little dusty and slightly rubbed to extremities, corners bumped. Bookplate to paste down; ownership to first blank. Content clean and bright. A handsome copy in a superb binding of the First Edition of one of the finest examples of Victorian colour printing by the master printer-engraver Edmund Evans.

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      G.P. Friend 1864 - 1st 1864. Very good condition with no wrapper. Red embossed cloth, gilt titles and vignette. 26 original mounted albumen photographs. 172 pages. Book: Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Rebacked some time ago with original spine laid down. Covers very slightly grubby. [S] [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Garfield’s copy of “Brownson's Quarterly Review National Series," January-October 1864, including a critique of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation as "an extraordinary assumption of power. Where in the Constitution does the President find it?..."

      n.p., n.d.. 8vo.. "Brownson's Quarterly Review. National Series. Volume I, 512 pages, 5.5"" x 8.5"" . New York: D & J Sadlier & Co., [1864]. Bound, original marbled boards, replaced spine. Slight separations at hinges where bound; plastic tape repair at hinge of front pastedown and front free-endpaper. Text block intact. Good condition.Affixed to the inside cover is a 2.75” x 1.5” label imprinted “Inter Folia Fructus / Library of /JAMES A. GARFIELD. / No."" Handwritten in manuscript is the Number ""90.f."" and ""Case 8. Shelf D."" Garfield's library motto was ""inter folia fructus"" - ""fruit among the leaves.""After he published the volume here offered, Orestes Brownson discontinued publication of his Quarterly Review until 1873.Brownson has devoted pages 85-112 to ""Art. V. - Third Annual Message of President Lincoln to both Houses of Congress, December 9, 1863, Washington, D.C."" In part, ""All will agree that this Message, including the Proclamation appended to it, is one of great importance, perhaps the most important that has ever been sent to Congress by a President of the United States. It tells us plainly the Executive Plan for reorganizing the rebellious States as States of the Union, and the terms on which the Rebels may be restored to their rights of property and citizenship…""We object primarily to the plan of reorganization proclaimed, because it is an Executive plan, and as an Executive plan without the sanction or acquiescence of Congress cannot be carried into effect … But does the President really hold that to determine the conditions on which the seceded States may return as States to the Union is within the province of the Executive? … Here, it strikes us, is an extraordinary assumption of power. Where in the Constitution does the President find it?...""It is not in the Constitution. The Emancipation Proclamation committed the nation to ending slavery. Five days after President Lincoln addressed the Congress, on December 14, 1863, a bill was introduced in the House of Representatives ""To provide for submitting to the several States a proposition to amend the National Constitution prohibiting slavery or involuntary servitude in all the States, and in the Territories now owned, or which may hereafter be acquired, by the United States.""The Joint Resolution submitting to the legislatures of the several States a proposition to amend the Constitution of the United States was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted by the States on December 6, 1865. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed it to have been enacted: ""Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except in the punishment for a crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.""The engrossed manuscript of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which abolished slavery was immediately prepared and Lincoln signed it on February 1, 1865, indicating it was ""Approved"" although he was not required to sign it or approve it. In addition, a limited number of engrossed copies of the 13th Amendment were signed by the Senators and Congressmen, including Garfield, who had approved it.The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned. This 1864 bound copy of Brownson's Quarterly Review is one of them."

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        THE LIFE OF THOMAS J. JACKSON. By an Ex-Cadet

      Richmond, 1864. Original printed wrappers. Spine slightly chipped. Minor soiling and foxing, particularly to initial leaves. A near fine copy. "Second edition, revised and enlarged by the author," after the first of the previous year. A biography of Stonewall Jackson, narrating his service in the Mexican War and the Civil War, and the scarcest of the biographies of the southern hero. HOWES M21. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4938.

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      EARLY ENGLISH. THE BUTTERFLY'S BALL AND THE GRASSHOPPER'S FEAST. London: Dean & Son, no date (1864). 4to (9 3/4 x 6 3/4"), 8 leaves with the first mounted inside front cover, pictorial boards, light cover soil and light spine wear, VG+. Printed on one side of the paper, there are fantastic large hand colored illustrations on each page to accompany this popular children's tale told in verse. This is a title in Dean's Mis Mary Merryheart's Series in the uncommon untearable edition with hard covers and pages mounted on cloth. Quite scarce and some fanciful art.

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        Carte des Iles de France et de La Réunion Maurice et Bourbon

      Parigi 1864 - Incisione in rame, mm 735x1050. Grande e bella carta idrografica raffigurante le due isole ed entro riquadro le rade di Saint Denis, Saint Gilles e Port Louis in alto. Ottimo stato di conservazione.Copper engraving, mm 735x1050. Large chart with Mauritius and Reunion; large inset with plans and portulans of Saint Denis, Saint Gilles and Port Louis. General good condition, some restored tears at left margin

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        De la democratie en Amerique (3 volume set)

      Paris : Michel Levy Freres 1864 - 3 volume set. 1/2 leather over textured boards. Leather spines rubbed, chipped with loss to spine compartments. Internally, generally clean, unmarked pages. One page has a light penciled note, minor spotting to prelims. 14th edition of of Tocqueville?s extremely important and influential analysis of American democracy "one of the most important texts in political literature." (PMM). Democracy in America is "the first systematic and empirical study of the effects of political power on modern society" (Nisbet). The work originated in a trip commissioned by the French government to study the American penal system in 1831-32. In 1835, the first edition of the first part of the work (Volumes I and II) was published in Paris,--and throughout the intellectual circles of Western Europe both democracy and America took on a new aspect and a new significance in political speculation (NYU, 955). Overall, Tocqueville?s conclusions were that the trend of history would irresistibly lean towards equality; and that the future of France, indeed of the Western world, was bound up with the acceptance of democratic principles, these being the one effective means of avoiding submission to tyranny (Harvey and Heseltine, 711). The first part of the work was published in French in 1835, the present English edition was issued in the same year and precede the American edition. Tocqueville wrote to Reeve providing a critique of the translation: "Without wishing to do so and by following the instinct of your opinions, you have quite vividly colored what was contrary to Democracy and almost erased what could do harm to Aristocracy." (Letter from Tocqueville to Henry Reeve, October 15, 1839) This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin - [Complete in Two Volumes]

      New York, Mason Brothers; Boston, Mason & Hamlin; [Etc. , Etc], 1864, Hardback, First Edition. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 0 pages; Description: 2 v. Double fronts. (portraits - tissue-guarded) 21 cm. Subjects: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Scattered marginal foxing and minor textual toning. 0 pp. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: MW122; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 76840.

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        Plano del Puerto de Montevideo segun los trabajos mas fidedignos ingleses y españoles.

      1864 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864. 465 x 650mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition. Detailed chart of the harbour of Montevideo, taken from English and Spanish surveys. The outlines of the streets are marked and the relief of the surrounding hills is shown with hatchuring.

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      London: Longmans, Green, [et al.], 1864. Large octavo. Eight parts, in original printed wrappers. Wrappers tanned at spines and some edges (upper wrapper for first part uniformly tanned), a few smudges, some finger marks to wrappers of V and VI, the latter with a small ink strike to upper wrapper, small blindstamp to lower margin of each wrapper of London firm, "F.A. Little Ecclesiastical Warehouse," a few small chips to a few spine ends; a good set, internally very good or better. First edition, as issued, in eight parts (including appendix), and quite uncommon in this format. Newman's spirited rebuttal to Charles Kingsley's attack, and the account of his own rejection of Anglicanism and conversion to Catholicism, one of the prose classics of the Victorian age. While rather common in book form, this work is scarce in parts. Accompanied by a loose engraved portrait of Newman from another source. GROLIER ENGLISH HUNDRED 98. PRINTING & THE MIND OF MAN 312. BLEHL A1a.

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        A terre & en l'air. Mémoires du Géant

      1864 - (14), XX, 439, (1bl.)pp. Paris, E. Dentu, 1864, in-12, (14), XX, 439, (1bl.)pp, demi-chagrin marron (coins abîmés), Première édition. 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. L'ouvrage est précédé de livre "Par ballon monté. Lettres envoyées de Paris pendant le siège. Septembre 1870 - 10 février 1871" de Louis Molland (Paris, Garnier, 1872) qui comporte un frontispice représentant la préparation d'un envol de montgolfière. Nombreuses rousseurs et salissures [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Emilia in England in Three Volumes

      Chapman & Hall, London 1864 - iv, 306; iv, 285; iv, 338 pages; Three volumes in publisher's cloth: purple with fine horizontal ribs, elaborate pattern stamped in blind on the covers, a pattern on the spine of raised dots in diagonal rows - leading to a "woven" effect. Lettered in gilt on the spines. Yellow glazed endpapers. Covers unfaded, with only trifling rubbing. Some cracking to the inner hinges, and slight "shadow" on the free endpapers: (a brighter rectangular portion where the bookplates on the paste-downs have kept that portion of the facing endpaper from showing the slight effects of the glue used in the book-binding). Bookplates of Augustine Birrell on each of the three paste-down endpapers. Each of the facing free-endpapers has the neat pencil signature of the subsequent owner in the upper corner: "Simon Nowell Smith, July 1936." Each of the three volumes is housed in a matching clam-shell book box -- plum cloth and matching calf spines, with raised bands and lettering on the spines in gilt. Minor rubbing and wear to the boxes. The author, George Meredith (1828-1909) was born in Portsmouth, England, a son and grandson of naval outfitters. Meredith prepared for a legal career, but abandoned that profession for journalism and poetry. He collaborated with Edward Gryffydh Peacock (son of Thomas Love Peacock) in publishing a privately circulated literary magazine, the "Monthly Observer." He married Edward Peacock's widowed sister Mary Ellen Nicolls in 1849 when he was twenty-one years old and she was twenty-eight. He collected his early writings, first published in periodicals, into a volume - 'Poems,' published to some acclaim in 1851. His wife ran off with the English Pre-Raphaelite painter Henry Wallis [1830–1916] in 1858; she died three years later. The collection of "sonnets" entitled 'Modern Love' (1862) came of this difficult experience as did 'The Ordeal of Richard Feverel,' his first "major novel". The book offered here - 'Emilia in England' was published in 1864, the same year that Meredith married Marie Vulliamy in 1864 and settled in Surrey. He continued writing novels and poetry. One of his great themes is featured here (as well as his later volume "The Egoist") - the Victorian era subjugation of women. Meredith supplemented his often uncertain writer's income with a job as a publisher's reader. His position as advisor to Chapman and Hall made him influential in the world of letters. One now-famous encounter as a publisher's reader with a would-be author had Meredith meet the young Thomas Hardy. Hardy had submitted his first novel, "The Poor Man and the Lady." Meredith advised Hardy not to publish his book as it would be attacked by reviewers and destroy his hopes of becoming a novelist. Meredith felt the book was too bitter a satire on the rich and counselled Hardy to put it aside and write another "with a purely artistic purpose" and more of a plot. Meredith knew what he was talking about. His first big novel, 'The Ordeal of Richard Feverel,' was judged so shocking that Mudie's circulating library had cancelled an order of 300 copies. (The circulating libraries bought most of the expensive three-volume novels of this mid-Victorian period. To find a set like this one that does not have even the slightest tell-tale shadow of the removal of Mudie's labels is most unusual). After a quick start and a long period as a journeyman writer, Meredith rose to the top of the literary world of England in and Anglophone world. His friends in this world included, at different times, William and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Leslie Stephen, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Gissing and J. M. Barrie. His contemporary Sir Arthur Conan Doyle paid him homage in the short-story "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," when Sherlock Holmes says to Dr. Watson during the discussion of the case, "And now let us talk about George Meredith, if you please, and we shall leave all minor matters until to-morrow." Oscar Wilde, in his dialogue "The Decay of L [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Paa Langebro. Folkekomedie.

      Copenhagen, C. A. Reitzels Forlag, 1864. - 8vo. 22 pp., final blank f. Publisher's original printed wrappers. First edition. - In the scarce original printed wrappers, with a signed handwritten presentation inscription from the author: "Frøken Clara Hartmann / den 9 April 1864 / med hjertelig Hilsen fra / H. C. Andersen". Clara Hartmann (1839-1925) was the daughter of the Danish composer Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann. - Cover stained; some edge fraying thoughout. An untrimmed copy as issued. HCA Vaerkregister no. 635. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Early Travels in India, being Reprints of Rare and Curious Narratives of Old Travellers in India, in the sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. First Series, comprising "Purchas's Pilgrimage" and the "travels of Van Linschoten".

      Calcutta: Printed at the "Englishman" Press and published by R. Le Page & Co., 1864 - Octavo. Publisher's marbled cloth, title gilt to the spine, single panel in blind to the boards, yellow surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, corners bumped, spine a touch sunned, a few pages crumpled at the top corner, with attendant soiling, pale toning, but overall very good. Half-title bound in. First edition. Uncommon, just 5 locations on Copac - BL, UCL, SOAS, Glasgow and Oxford - OCLC adds Newberry, California State Library, Kansas State University, Cornell, Minnesota, Toronto Public Library, and University of Virginia. "In consequence of the difficulty which has been experienced in collecting at a reasonable price and within a reasonable compass, the works of old Geographers and Travellers respecting India, an arrangement was made with Mr. J. O'B. Saunders, the Editor of the "Englishman " for publishing from time to time in his Saturday Evening Journal, such old descriptions of India and especially such old travels in this country, as were both curious and rare, accompanied by such explanatory notes as might be useful to the general reader" (Preface). Wheeler (1824-97), travelled out to India in 1858 seeking a new challenge having been "was unsuccessful as a publisher and bookseller but gaining some credit as a writer of handbooks for university students and of a more elaborate work on the geography of Herodotus" (ODNB). During the Crimean War, he was at the War Office as a supernumerary clerk. In Madras he was appointed editor of the Madras Spectator "but abandoned journalism on being appointed professor of moral and mental philosophy in the Madras Presidency College In May 1860 he was employed by the Madras government to examine its records; the results of his research appeared as Madras in the Olden Time (1861)". He continued his career in a variety of administrative posts, all the while producing a series of historiographical works; "Wheeler was one of the first historians of British India to rely primarily on documentary sources. Although his perspectives were unequivocally imperialist, his work continues to be consulted for its empirical strengths". A very pretty copy in its attractive original binding. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Robert E. Lee writes a congratulatory Autograph Letter Signed to Confederate Naval hero John Taylor Wood after his storied raid on New Bern, North Carolina—offered with Wood's original report on the raid to General Lee!


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        Early Travels in India,

      Calcutta: Printed at the "Englishman" Press Â… and published by R. Le Page & Co.,, 1864. being Reprints of Rare and Curious Narratives of Old Travellers in India, in the sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. First Series, comprising "Purchas's Pilgrimage" and the "travels of Van Linschoten". Octavo. Publisher's marbled cloth, title gilt to the spine, single panel in blind to the boards, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Half-title bound in. A little rubbed, corners bumped, spine a touch sunned, a few pages crumpled at the top corner, with attendant soiling, pale toning, but overall very good. First edition. Uncommon, just 5 locations on Copac - BL, UCL, SOAS, Glasgow and Oxford - OCLC adds Newberry, California State Library, Kansas State University, Cornell, Minnesota, Toronto Public Library, and University of Virginia. "In consequence of the difficulty which has been experienced in collecting at a reasonable price and within a reasonable compass, the works of old Geographers and Travellers respecting India, an arrangement was made with Mr. J. O'B. Saunders, the Editor of the "Englishman " for publishing from time to time in his Saturday Evening Journal, such old descriptions of India and especially such old travels in this country, as were both curious and rare, accompanied by such explanatory notes as might be useful to the general reader" (Preface). Wheeler (1824-97), travelled out to India in 1858 seeking a new challenge having been "was unsuccessful as a publisher and bookseller but gaining some credit as a writer of handbooks for university students and of a more elaborate work on the geography of Herodotus" (ODNB). During the Crimean War, he was at the War Office as a supernumerary clerk. In Madras he was appointed editor of the Madras Spectator "but abandoned journalism on being appointed professor of moral and mental philosophy in the Madras Presidency College Â… In May 1860 he was employed by the Madras government to examine its records; the results of his research appeared as Madras in the Olden Time (1861)". He continued his career in a variety of administrative posts, all the while producing a series of historiographical works; "Wheeler was one of the first historians of British India to rely primarily on documentary sources. Although his perspectives were unequivocally imperialist, his work continues to be consulted for its empirical strengths". A very pretty copy in its attractive original binding.

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        Attractive Inscribed Theodore Roosevelt Signed Photograph

      n.p., n.d.. 4.25" x 6". "Photograph Signed ""To Mr. & Mrs. White / with the regard of / Theodore Roosevelt"" on the mount. Sepia, 4.25"" x 6"". Tipped to an 8"" x 10"" brown card. Name and address of English photographer printed on verso: ""Mr. G.C. Beresford, / 20, Yeoman's Row, /Brompton Road, S.W."" Slight surface flaw in dark area of suit. Mounting remnants on verso. Ink stain in blank right margin. Fine condition.George Charles Beresford (1864-1938) was a British studio photographer. This most probably is the photograph of Theodore Roosevelt taken by Beresford in his Knightsbridge studio during TR's trip to London in 1910. Two dry-plate glass negatives of Roosevelt take by Beresford in 1910 are in the collection of London's National Portrait Gallery."

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        A star from General Ulysses Grant's uniform with wonderful provenance. It was kept by a veteran officer of the Battle of Gettysburg who later served with Grant as a Captain at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg.

      n.p., c. 1864. 3.5" x 3.5". "A 1"" diameter gold bullion wire star, mounted to a 3.5"" x 2.5"" black bordered card bearing a manuscript identification: ""Star from Genl. Grant's Coat From Capt. F. M. Acton 12th NJ Vols (Rebellion)"" The card has been affixed to a 20th century board, 3.5"" x 3.5"" piece of thick cardstock bearing a printed label repeating the attribution. Creases and tear to card, some expected toning, else very good condition overall.The recipient, Capt. Frank M. Acton (c. 1843-1895) enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant on August 16, 1862 and his regiment encountered heavy action in 1863 at both Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. At Chancellorsville, the regiment, serving in the II Corps under Darius Couch, were heavily engaged and suffered 179 casualties. At Gettysburg, the regiment was heavily engaged at Bliss farm, and Acton was cited by his commander for his meritorious conduct (Maj. John T. Hill, Gettysburg After Battle Report, July 16, 1863). After wintering near the Alexandria and Orange Railroad (where Acton received his captain's commission), the 12th New Jersey joined Grant's army in its march south to Richmond, seeing action at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor and arrived at Petersburg in time to support the assault following the explosion of the mine. During that action, Captain Acton led a charge on the Confederate pickets. Acton was discharged for disability in December of 1864. Following the war, Acton lived in Salem, New Jersey, where he worked as assistant cashier of the Salem National Banking Company (""Death of Captain Acton,"" The Times, Philadelphia, Aug. 17, 1895, 3)."

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        A Natural History Of The Nests and Eggs of British Birds

      Groombridge & Sons, London 1864 - Three volumes, original dark green cloth, gilt and blind decoration to boards and spine, in original light-blue dust jackets printed in darker blue; pp. 156 with 78 plates; 148 with 76 plates, 140 with 71 plates. Bindings fine and bright, deckle edges foxed, the chromolithographic plates clean and fresh; the jackets are torn and have some chips and chunks out, but still attractive; An early printing, issued less than ten years after the first edition, and super-scarce in the fragile decorated and printed jackets [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée - 1907 (Académie Goncourt)

      - Jules Renard (1864-1910). Écrivain français. Lettre autographe signée, Paris, 15 décembre 1907, au Courrier de la Presse, Deux pages petit in-8. Remarque d’édition au crayon bleu sur la première page. Jules Renard fraîchement élu à l’Académie Goncourt (octobre 1907), s’emporte contre Le Courrier de la Presse. « Monsieur, Vous m’avez adressé, à propos de mon élection à l’académie Goncourt plus de quatre cents coupures. Je n’exagère pas en disant qu’il y avait plus de deux cents reproductions inutiles. Dans les 11 premières coupures de la nouvelle série que vous commencez il y a déjà six fois la même. En échange vous devez savoir que je reçois pas les articles importants, ceux de la vie heureuse, pour exemple, de Je sais tout, de la Revue hebdomadaire, de Fantaisie, et d’autres que j’ignore, parce qu’ils ne me tombent pas sous les yeux. Tout en reconnaissant les vifs bénéfices d’un pareil service, je vous serais très obligé de me tenir compte, sur votre facture, et dans une mesure raisonnable, de tout ce déchet. Croyez, monsieur, à mes sentiments distingués. Jules Renard ». Le Courrier de la Presse, fondé en 1889 et basé au 21 boulevard Montmartre, fournissait à tous ses abonnés, dont Jules renard faisait partie, toutes les coupures de presse ou articles de revues les citant ou ayant rapport avec eux.

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        Sammelband mit 168 Theaterzetteln zu Aufführungen im Theater zu Frankfurt am Main.

      Frankfurt, 10.5.1864 - 6.10. 1864.HLwd d. Zt. 32 x 23 cm. Das reiche Programm umfasste neben trivialen Stücken heute vergessener Autoren auch diverse Opern und Operetten von Mozart, Richard Wagner, Beethoven, Jacques Offenbach, Flotow, Verdi u. a. Das Repertoire reichte von Goethe und Schiller bis zu Komödien in hessischer Mundart. - Insgesamt in guter und frischer Erhaltung! Bücher de

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        Memoria sobre las causas que han originado la situacion actual de la raza indígena de México, y medios de remediarla.

      Andrade y Escalante, Mexico City 1864 - Octavo, 8 1/4" x 5", pp 241, [4 - index], wrappers. Pimentel (1832 - 93) was from a prominent Mexican family -- the Condes de Heras y Soto -- and was a leading conservative intellectuaI in his period. This document is a memorial to Emperor Maximilian, in which he summarily reviews the history of the indigenous people in Mexico, the current situation, and his solution to the problem. The majority of the country was still the native peoples, mired in overwhelming poverty, and engaged in an economic life that was subsistence and completely outside the measurable commerce of the country. What to do? How to integrate them? His solution is to redistribute the vast landed properties that were held in few hands, and badly worked, indemnifying the government. The indians would receive land but not as a gift, but would pay over time through their labor. Every effort should be made to bring them into the mainstream, including the discouragement of their languages and customs that separated them. Though the solution may seem dictatorial at this length of time, the tone of the work is one of goodwill to the these neglected members of the nation. This is one of the earliest attempts to wrestle with the problem in a "rational" economic plan. This is a very nice copy, untrimmed, very clean, in perhaps original wrappers with later title label on front. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Wooden Gavel from the USS “Hartford"

      Mobile Bay, Alabama, 1864. 11.5" L. "Wooden gavel, 9.5"" handle and 3.5"" head. Vintage 4.25” x 1.5"" cloth tag attached, penned “From the U.S.S. Hartford. / Farragut's flagship Mobile Bay.” The USS “Hartford"" was the flagship of Flag Officer David G. Farragut, the commander of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. The “Hartford” served in several prominent campaigns in the Civil War, most notably the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864. It was during this battle that Rear Admiral Farragut ordered, ""Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!"" and led his ship into Mobile Bay to victory with the rest of fleet following.Ex-Paul DeHaan Collection of Items Related to Admiral D.G. Farragut and the USS Hartford."

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        Des couleurs et de leurs applications aux Arts industriels à l'aide des cercles chromatiques

      1864 - de 26, (2) pages et 27 Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière et fils, 1864, in-folio, de 26, (2) pages et 27 planches, percaline rouge de l'éditeur, titre doré sur le plat supérieur et en long du dos, Première édition, rare. C'est sûrement la plus rare de toutes les publications d'Eugène Chevreul sur la couleur. Il y développe les résultats pratiques qu'il avait obtenus pour définir et dénommer les couleurs. On y rencontre aussi, exposée pour la première fois, la manière dont on peut obtenir à volonté, suivant un procédé bien déterminé, les dégradations successives de plusieurs couleurs qui ici ont été notées au crayon sur les planches des 13 gammes chromatiques : gris, violet rouge, rouge orangé, orange, orangé jaune, jaune, jaune vert, vert, vert bleu, bleu, bleu violet, violet et rouge. Outre les 13 planches des gammes chromatiques, Chevreul reprend dans ce traité les 14 planches en couleur de l'atlas qui accompagnait l'Exposé d'un moyen de définir et de nommer les couleurs (1861). Les 27 planches furent gravées par René Digeon et imprimées en couleurs par Lamoureux. Bon exemplaire, en dépit des quelques rousseurs habituelles, dans sa reliure d'origine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Memoirs of Jane Cameron, Female Convict

      London Hurst and Blackett 1864. Two Volumes. 8vo. 326pp. 301pp. + 6pp ads. Publisher's bottle green geometrically embossed cloth titled in gilt to spines. Fraying to spine ends, bumping and scuffing to extremities, strong, solid and bright, bearing their wear with ease and comfort. Glazed brown endpapers with some traces of a label removal to the pastedowns, pencil ownership to pastedowns of both volumes. Rear inner hinge of volume I starting very slightly. A very good set. Robinson's prison and lowlife fiction (he wrote four notable novels of female prison life under the pseudonym of Prison Matron) shared an intent with Arthur Morrison's later slum fiction to highlight and humanise the plight of marginalised members of Victorian society. Robinson's work has been creditted with lending a strong and sympathetic narrative voice to women in the Victorian prison system, which let's face it can't have been terribly pleasant. In addition some of the credit comes from actual women, which makes a nice change and suggests there might be something to it. Written in a style that suggests careful research and observation rather than the more usual melodramatic "fallen women" stylistic approach; there is a decidedly journalistic element to Robinson's fiction. A nice set, hard to find in collectable condition.

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        Brockhaus Conversations-Lexikon 11.Auflage, 17 Bände, 1864-1873

      F.A.Brockhaus 1864-1873, Leipzig - Brockhaus. Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände (Conversations-Lexikon). Elfte umgearbeitete, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. 17 Bände. Grundlexikon in 15 Bänden sowie beide Supplementbände [somit alles Erschienene]. Leipzig, F.A.Brockhaus, 1864-1873. Original-Halbledereinbände: Rücken mit schönen Gold- & Blindprägungen. Mit beiden sehr seltenen Supplementen. Format ca. 24,5x16 cm. Wie auch den 10 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, die Rückenansicht weitestgehend farblich harmonisch; Goldprägungen noch kräftig. Leder durchgängig etwas berieben, Außengelenke teils stärker. Ecken stärker bestossen, Kanten & Deckel etwas berieben. Bei fünf Bänden an der oberen Rückenkante kleiner Einriß, bei drei Bänden dort kleinere Fehlstellen. Buchschnitt sehr gut erhalten. Innen sehr sauber, nur leicht gebräunt. Keine Fleckigkeit. Keine losen oder fehlenden Seiten, kein unangenehmer Geruch. Bei fünf Bänden Vorsatzpapiere leicht eingerissen. Vorn auf fliegendem Vorsatz & Vorsatz eine Krone sowie zwei Initialen im Papier eingeprägt (sehr schön) & auf den Titelblättern handschriftlicher Namenszug von alter Hand. 30000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. With engravings on wood from designs of Fra Angelico, Pietro Perugino, Francesco Francia.

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green 4to (29.5 cm, 11.75"). Frontis., [iii]–xvi, 540 pp.; illus.. 1864 First edition, and one of 250 large paper copies printed of this lavishly illustrated, quintessentially Victorian Bible. The decorations and initials were drawn and engraved by Henry Shaw, who also supervised the engravings of the illustrations after Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, and other Italian masters; engravers involved with the project included F. Anderson, James Cooper, Messrs. Dalziel, W.T. Green, William Linton, and many others, all of whom labored mightily in this attempt to reproduce the feel of a 16th-century production. Binding: Signed reddish-brown morocco binding by Root & Son, with covers and spine gilt extra; extremely wide and handsome turn-ins elaborately gilt tooled. Provenance: Front fly-leaf with attractively inked gift inscription to the Rev. John Francis O'Hern, the third Bishop of Rochester, NY, dated 1929. Leather showing small rubbed spots over edges and extremities, with faint leather discoloration to part of front cover; front pastedown with traces of a now-absent bookplate. The weight of this substantial volume has partially cracked the front joint; however, with careful use (and storage on the volume's back, not its lower edge), this damage should not quickly progress. A lavishly produced Victorian New Testament, in a still-impressive binding.

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        Non plus ultra. Die Wunderdame nicht zu vergleichen mit dem bis jetzt gesehenen. Fräulein Marie Barbe, aus Epinal (Frankreich), welche unter dem Namen "Die bärtige Schönheit Frankreichs" bekannt ist, hat einen Bart von 30 Centimetres Länge und so dicht, wie selten ein Mann in den besten Jahren. Dieselbe ist täglich von Morgens 10 Uhre bis Abends 10 Uhr zu sehen. Zum Schlusse jeder Vorstellung wird Herr G. Fritz seinen vollkommen dressirten Pudel, genannt Wubo zu produziren die Ehre haben (...) Ein Pudel, der in seiner Dressur noch nie dagewesen, rechnet, zählt, würfelt, spielt Domino und Karten, auch setzt er ganze Wörter zusammen u. a. m.

      Frankfurt, Druck von Th. Wentz, ca. 1864.Einblattdruck mit typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 43 x 27,5 cm. Meine Datierung erfolgt aufgrund einer Anzeige einer Würzburger Zeitung aus dem Jahr 1864; G. Fritz bewirbt dort einen Auftritt seiner bärtigen Dame und des Pudels auf der Juliuspromenade. In Frankfurt fand das voyeuristische Vergnügen auf der "Zeil, neben der Constabler - Wache" statt. Bücher de

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        Über einige der physiologischen Akustik angehörige Erscheinungen. (Vorgelegt in der Sitzung vom 26. Juni 1864.) Sonder-Abdruck aus dem L. Bde. der Sitzungsb. der kais. Akad. der Wissenschaften.

      -,, [Wien), 1864 - [Wien), -, [1864]. 21 S. OBrosch. Mit eighd. Widm. Machs. - Angestaubt, kl. Randläsuren, hds. Buchstabe a. T., ab S. 17 unaufgeschnitten, leichte Gbrsp. Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        RAIL ROAD BRIDGES & TUNNELS FROM INFORMATION [caption title]. Compiled by Capt. Wm. E. Merrill, U.S. Engrs. Chief Topl. Engr. Army of the Cumberland

      [N.p., but near Chattanooga]: Drawn on stone by G.A. Bauer 1st Lieut. T.E., 1864. Old fold lines, minor wear and soiling. Very good plus. A rare lithographed broadside listing detailed bridge information along railroad lines in Georgia and Tennessee, made under the direction of Capt. W.E. Merrill, Chief Topographical Engineer of the Army of the Cumberland. William Merrill (1837-1891) was a career officer who graduated first in his class at West Point. Following distinguished battle service during the Civil War, he was assigned in September 1863 to the Army of the Cumberland as Chief Engineer. With the capture of Chattanooga in November 1863, the Union finally found the foothold they needed to cut off supply lines and advance into the Deep South. In the spring of 1864 the forces under Gen. William T. Sherman were poised to strike. As soon as Chattanooga was taken, Merrill, "the most innovative and conscientious exponent of mapping during the Civil War," began to compile a map of northwest Georgia. Merrill had his own complete establishment for map production: a printing press, lithographic presses, and draftsmen. Equally important, Merrill's assistant Sgt. N. Finnegan developed an extraordinary body of intelligence, drawing on spies, prisoners, refugees, peddlers, itinerant preachers and scouts - what Merrill called "his motley crew." The information in the present broadside would have been used in conjunction with Merrill's important maps of the area. It represents a listing of all the key points along Sherman's essential railroad line of communication and supply, down which his army moved thousands of tons of supplies and thousands of soldiers. Without the line, his assault into Georgia would have been futile. Presented as a chart, the left side lists each stretch of railroad track, while across the top the information is divided into columns - over what river, height from the water, number of spurs, type of bridge, etc., with a final column for individual remarks. Information on eight different stretches of track is provided, spurring out from Chattanooga to Knoxville, all the way down to Dalton and Atlanta. The broadside was doubtless printed on Merrill's field press from information he compiled during the course of researching for his maps. A note at the bottom urges, "All officers discovering errors will please inform this office." Sherman occupied Atlanta on Sept. 2, 1864, and held the city until mid-November. Since Merrill's broadside describes the line all the way to Atlanta, it must date from this period. During this time the line was under constant pressure from Confederate guerilla activity, especially aimed at the bridges detailed on Merrill's chart. The Confederate forces looked forward to a winter of wearing Sherman down by attrition and seeking to choke him by cutting the line. Instead, Sherman did the utterly unexpected; he burned Atlanta, cut loose from his line of supply, and marched to the sea at Savannah, plundering Georgia as he went. Union forces under Gen. George thomas retreated back up Merrill's line, blowing up the bridges behind them, to Chattanoga. One of the most remarkable engineering feats of the war, memorialized by Merrill's broadside, was over. A rare survival of an ephemeral item printed in the field during the Civil War.

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      London, 1864. Zus. 11 S., 8°. u. 4°. „By profession he was an architect, but subsequently devoted himself to journalism in Paris. He was one of the band of laymen who surrounded Frederick Ozanam and who founded with him the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. At Ozanam\'s suggestion he wrote some letters to The Tablet describing the aims and the work of the new Society. Frederick Lucas, editor of The Tablet, then wrote some articles on the same subject and in January, 1844, the English branch was formed, Wigley, who was by then living in London, becoming one of the original thirteen members. In or about 1860 Wigley took a leading part in forming both in England and in France the Peterspence Association for assisting the Pope. Shortly after, Pius IX bestowed on him the Cross of St. Gregory the Great. He met his death in attending one of the St. Vincent de Paul cases in Rome, a Protestant English sailor. Wigley nursed him, and had him received into the Catholic Church on his death-bed. Then falling ill himself, he went to the hospital of the Brothers of St. John of God, where he died on 20 January 1866“ (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Wigley, Mislin, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux d'Europe (Passereaux)...Deuxième édition..Paris. Librairie F.Savy s.d (1864).

      In 8°gr., bellissima leg. amatoriale non coeva in p.marocchino  marrone - scuro, dorso a cinque nervi con titoli e fregi negli scomparti impressi in oro, dentelle interne lavorate in oro ai piccoli ferri, piatti inquadrati da una doppia filettatura in oro, sguardie marmorizzate, astuccio in cartone foderato con carta marmorizzata, pp. (4) - 132 - XII (De la chasse et de la preparation des Oiseaux); 80 belle tavv. inc. in acciaio, su dis. dei fratelli Pauquet, finemente acquarellate a mano all'epoca, raffigurano 200 specie di uccelli passeriformi, 2 tavv. in b.n. (la parte delle tavole è preceduta da un frontespizio con vignetta colorata a mano). Splendido esemplare, non comune in queste condizioni. Casey Wood, p. 431 (cita la 1a ediz. del 1837). Fine Bird Books, p. 89. Nissen IVB, 541. Ronsil, 2438. Zimmer II, p.496. Dice Zimmer: "An account of the birds of Europe, discussed under the vernacular names but with somesynonymy presented for each species. Only a portion of the avifauna of Europe is discussed, with the apparent intention of adding later volumes, which however, were never issued. The coloured plates are steel engravings, hand coloured. An appendix (pp. i - xii) treats of bird collecting and preservation, illustrated by the uncoloured plates."

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        De la réunion en chirurgie

      1864 - de XVI, 720 pages et 7 Paris, Jean-Baptiste Baillière et fils, 1864, in-8, de XVI, 720 pages et 7 planches dont 5 sur double page, demi-basane aubergine de l'époque, dos lisse, Première édition, peu courante, du dernier des ouvrages publiés par Jobert de Lamballe dans lequel l'auteur des "Plaies d'armes à feu" (1833) et du "Traité de chirurgie plastique" (1849), s'intéresse exclusivement à "un grand fait de physiologie pathologique [.], la réunion des parties vivantes, qui ont été divisées accidentellement ou par l'effet de l'art." Le chirurgien étudie diverses techniques de réunion (médiate, immédiate, par bourgeon, adhésive, etc) pour un grand nombre d'organes différents (muqueuses, tendons, tissus cellulaires, cou, trachée-artère, vessie et périnée de la femme, organes génitaux de l'homme, hernies, cuir chevelu, palais et voile du palais, artères, etc.) Enfin, il s'intéresse à l'extraction des corps étrangers et à la réunion dans les cas d'amputation de membres. Bon exemplaire, non rogné, à l'intérieur frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        A Chronicle of England B C 55–A D 1485

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green,, 1864. The designs engraved and printed in colours by Edmund Evans. Large octavo (264 x 191 mm). Publisher's de luxe binding (?) of red skiver over bevelled boards, decorative gilt spine with pale green label, covers with decorative gilt panels and coats-of-arms at the corners and centre (these in pale brown, red and blue onlays), all edges gilt, richly gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Title page printed in red and black, 81 colour-printed wood-engraved illustrations in the text by Edmund Evans after James Doyle. Ownership inscription on front free endpaper of David Fyfe Anderson (1904-1988), obstetrician. Endleaves a little foxed. An excellent copy in a bright eye-catching binding. First edition of one of the earliest and finest examples of Victorian colour printing. A superbly produced book: "colour printing at its best, the colours fresh as if they had just been painted, the typography clear and beautiful, with precise margin notes to précis the text" (R. Margaret Slythe, The Art of Illustration 1750 -1900, p. 28).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs. [William] Cowper [later Cowper-Temple].

      Winnington Hall, Northwich, Cheshire 12mo (20 x 12.5cm; 7.875" x 4.875:). 3 pp.. [ca. 12 December 1864] Ruskin lived semi-permanently at Winnington Hall in the 1860s: It was a school for girls and Ruskin taught various subjects including Bible, geology, art, and music. His correspondent was his intimate and confidante in the matter of his unfortunate and unrequited love for Rose La Touche. This letter to Mrs. Cowper (née Georgianna Tollemache) colorfully, vividly, and indulgently describes the energetic merrymaking of those girls who have not gone home for Christmas holiday. There are about 14 or 15 of them and on the wet day before that of the letter they played at noisy "hide & seek all day" in the enormous building: "The house has about three quarters of a mile of up and down corridors" and presently there are "seven or eight dozen empty rooms" because of the absent girls. As per our caption, he also writes in detail about teaching songs and dances to his charges. On a personal note, he will go and have dinner with the Cowpers on Monday, he promises. The text of the letter was published from the Cook and Wedderburn transcripts in the Bodleian Library (The Winnington Letters, ed. by Van Akin Burd, Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1969; pp. 531–32). There are two small differences in the original that are not found in the printed version. Provenance: In the stock of Thomas H. Telford, an antiques and book dealer; sold in 1933 to Mrs. W.S. Bowen of Westfield, N.J. Written on Winnington embossed stationery. Not the easiest hand to read but clearer than not. Old folds, fore-edges a little crumpled, short fold tears. Overall very good.

      [Bookseller: Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co]
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        Contes à Ninon

      1864 - - Paris 1864, 11x18cm, relié. - Edition originale du premier ouvrage de l'auteur. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de triples caissons dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tampon à froid de bibliophile en tête d'une garde, tranches mouchetées, reliure de l'époque. Précieux et rare envoi autographe signé d'Emile Zola sur ce texte à monsieur Boucher. Une pâle mouillure sur les 70 premières pages, quelques petites rousseurs. Il existe très peu d'exemplaires de ce texte enrichis d'un envoi autographe. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition originale du premier ouvrage de l'auteur. binding en demi chagrin rouge, spine à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de triples caissons dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tampon à froid de bibliophile en tête d'une garde, tranches mouchetées, binding de l'époque. Précieux et rare envoi autographe signé d'Emile Zola sur ce texte à monsieur Boucher. Une pâle mouillure sur les 70 premières pages, quelques petites rousseurs. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1864. Original printed wrappers. Minor wear to spine. Toning to two pages, else internally very clean. Very good. "First authorized edition of Lincoln's address" - Howes. Here, as was the case at the dedication, President Lincoln's immortal words are placed second to Everett's rambling, damning speech on Confederate hostilities. Everett's speech takes up more than fifty pages, while Lincoln's is printed on a single page. This edition was published for the benefit of the cemetery monument fund. The frontispiece map shows the battlefield, and the folding plate gives a map of the grounds of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. HOWES E232. MONAGHAN 194.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Coleccion de documentos ineditos relativos al descubrimiento, conquista y organizacion de las antiguas posesiones españolas en América y Oceanía.


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        The Small House at Allington

      London: Smith and Elder, 1864. First Edition. 18 wood illustrations by J. E. Millais. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarters blue morocco and matching cloth sides, t.e.g., by Bayntun, Binders, Bath. Bookplate. Spines sunned, else fine. Millais, J.E. First Edition. 18 wood illustrations by J. E. Millais. 2 vols. 8vo. Sadleir, Trollope #18

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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