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        Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

      

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        Our Mutual Friend. With Illustrations by Marcus Stone. (20 parts in 19 vol.)

      London, Chapman and Hall, 1864-65. - 20 parts in 19 vol. Complete with wrappers and advertisement. As issued in publisher's printed wrappers. Vol. 2, 3, 6, 8, 18 are unopened and near fine, together with vol. 7, 9. Vol. 1, 4, 10, 11, 12, 15 are worn to margins and a bit soiled. Vol. 5, 13, 14, 16, 19/20 are worn with rear wrappers lose; the first page of vol. 14 is damaged. A good set. Eckel p. 94. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Two Civil War date documents related to the storied career of Confederate naval hero John Taylor Wood

      n.p., January 7, 1864. 7.5" x 9.5", 7" x 4". "Letter Signed, ""S B Mallory,"" as Secretary of the Confederate States Navy, 1 page, 7.5"" x 9.5"", Richmond, January 7, 1864 to Wood informing him that he had been promoted to the rank of Commander in the Navy. Offered together with (Robert F. Hoke), manuscript telegram, 1 page, 7"" x 4"", on ""[T]HE SOUTHERN TELEGRAPH COMPANIES"" letterhead, Kinston, [North Carolina], April 7, 1864 to John Taylor Wood, in cipher seeking information on the whereabouts of General Pickett. Mallory's letter features the usual folds with very light foxing, else fine; the telegram bears some marginal losses affecting printed text, minor partial fold separations, else very good.""You are hereby informed that the President has appointed you by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a Commander in the Navy of the Confederate States, to rank from the 23d day of August 1863, 'for gallant and meritorious conduct in boarding and capturing with an expedition under your command on the Rappahannock River, on the 3d day of August 1863, the United States gun-boats 'Satellite' and 'Reliance,' mounting two guns each.' You are requested to acknowledge the receipt of this appointment."" The second document is a communication from General Robert F. Hoke, who was then preparing to attack Union-held Plymouth, North Carolina. John Taylor Wood coordinated the attack from Richmond. Hoke's cyphered message is translated on the verso: ""I am all ready. How are things progressing since you saw Genl Pickett"" The following week, Hoke's forces, in cooperation with the CSS Albemarle, defeated the Union garrison at Plymouth, which surrendered. According to a report from Union General Henry Wessells, ""Two comapnies belonging to the Second North Carolina (Union) Volunteers, were among the captured... the most of whom were taken out and show by the enmy after our forces had surrenderd. All the negroes found in uniform were also shot."" (""The Capture of Plymouth"", New York Times, April 26, 1864). 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, Virginias 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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        The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments. Illustrated by a selection from Raphael's pictures in the Vatican freely adapted and drawn on wood by Robert Dudley.

      London. Ward and Lock, 158 Fleet Street. MDCCCLXIV. With an additional typograpgic title page London - Printed by George Eyre ans William Spottiswoode [etc]. 1864 1864. Leake?s patent, tan ?Relievo Leather? binding by Leighton, Son & Hodge after Owen Jones, elaborately embossed with "rustic" border of interlacing branches with vine leaves and bunches of grapes surrounding a central panel incorporating title and ears of cornWith brass edges and clasp.Spine similarly embossed.A similar binding was illustrated by Ruari MacLean in 'Victorian Publishers' Book-Bindings in Cloth & Leather', pp.98-99.Brevier octavo, text block 215x140mm. Marbled end-papers.Presentation inscription, dated August 24th, 1869 on front free end-paper.Wood-engraved frontispiece and fourteen plates, printed in black and grey, with decorative gold borders.Some light foxing affecting the plates.Plate facing Matthew III with a small nick at head.Quite an exceptional example of Victorian craftsmanship at its best.(Further information and photographs available on request.)

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        Storia di Torino.

      Torino, Fontana, 1846, 1864 - 2 voll. in-8, pp. X, 531, 773, (3, con errata; 4 per lo ''Atalnte della Storia di Torino''), solida leg. antica m. pelle, tass. con tit. oro sui dorsi a nervi. Rara ediz. originale di questa stimatissima e fondamentale storia di Torino, corredata di 2 tavv. ripieg. f. t., riproducenti tre piante di Torino nel 1572, 1640 e 1680, ma priva della grande pianta di Torino nel 1846, mancante a quasi tutti gli esemplari. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Les Plantes Vénéneuses du Canton de Neuchatel.

      Neuchatel, Montandon Frères, 1864. Royal-8vo. pp. x, 59, (1), with 26 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half cloth. Pritzel 3401. With dedication of the author to Jules l'Hardy, with a small letter dated 11 June 1865 by Godet, pasted on the verso of the printed wrapper. An attractively illustrated work on the poisonous plants of the canton of Neuchatel.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        COLTON'S CONDENSED OCTAVO ATLAS OF THE UNION: CONTAINING MAPS OF ALL THE STATES AND TERRITORIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

      New York:: J.H. Colton, Publisher,. 1864. 8vo, original brown cloth, stamped in blind, with title stamped in gilt on front cover [spine lightly sunned]. [8] pp + 25 Maps on 51 numbered pages, all in color; the map of California is in three folding panels. Other than a small closed tear in the California map [no loss], a Near Fine copy. Wheat notes and discusses the 'Map of Nebraska Dakota and Montana' at numbered pages 50-51, "termed 'the first map of Montana.'" The map of Texas places the eastern boundary of New Mexico too far east - squarely in Texas proper. Colton issued a second edition of the Condensed Atlas in 1865. FIRST EDITION. LeGear 42. Wheat, Transmississippi West 1100. Phillips, Atlases 1387.

      [Bookseller: David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books ]
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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! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Homoeopathic Physician's Commonplace Scrapbook and Ledger

      Philadelphia, Ann Arbor, Owatonna, and Detroit, 1864. Scrapbook. Good to Very Good. 1864-1881. The album measures 6" x 15.5" and contains approximately 75 pages filled with ledger entries, scores of mostly medically related newspaper clippings, and about 35 ephemeral pieces including business cards, advertisements, printed letters, receipts, prescription blanks, dunning notices, medical society notices, reference book announcements, journal indexes, etc. The original spine has perished and been replace with what appears to be reinforced paper tape. The covers and pages are worn. All but one of the leaves are still attached, however several are beginning to separate. The newspaper clippings have been pasted over most of the ledger entries. Almost all of the clippings and some of the ephemera have been stained by the glue Gilchrist used to affix them to the pages. Gilchrist received his medical degree from the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania following his service in the Civil War. He remained at that school as an anatomy instructor until 1867 when he became a Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan for two years until he began his private practice in Owatonna, Minnesota, after which he served as the Chief of Staff for the Detroit Homoeopathic Hospital. In the mid-1880s, Gilchrist transferred to the University of Iowa where he was appointed as both a Professor of English and Professor of Homoeopathic Medicine. He remained at Iowa as the Chair of Surgery within the College of Homoeopathic Medicine until shortly before his in 1906. Scarce. As of 2016, no similar American homoeopathic scrapbooks, journals, or diaries are in the trade, although one from Europe is priced at $5,000. No auction records for similar items per ABPC or Rare Book Hub. OCLC shows no similar items at institutions however a series of scrapbooks with biographic clippings about homoeopathic physicians is at Drexel University, and the proceedings of the 1994 San Francisco Conference on Culture, Knowledge, and Healing contain the results of a survey by Arnold Michalousk showing ephemera and manuscripts from homoeopathic physicians are held by 22 institutions.

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        Our Mutual Friend Original monthly parts 20 parts in 19

      Chapman & Hall, London 1864 - First Editions, First Printings in the publisher's ORIGINAL wrappers. The book is complete with ALL 20 parts bound in 19 wrappers. A fabulous set with many ads present with repair to spines. The pages are clean with NO writing or bookplates in the wrappers. A superb COMPLETE set, ALL in ORIGINAL wrappers, no facsimiles, housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Life with the Esquimaux: The Narrative.of the Whaling Barque, 'George Henry", from the 29th May, 1860, to the 13th September, 1862. With the results of a long intercourse with the Innuits, and full description of their mode of life.2 volumes.

      London; Sampson Low Son and Marston 1st edition 1864 - Two volumes complete, 8vo, [text block 213 x 140mm], nice mid-twentieth century? green half morocco over green cloth covered baords, the sides and corners gilt ruled, the flat spines divided into compartments with gilt double fillets, lettered direct in two compartments, small gilt leaf in remaining four compartments, text block edges marbled. VOLUME 1: frontispiece, large folding chart, 39 text illustrations (1 map, 7 full-page), xvi, 324pp. VOLUME 2: 1 chart, 60 text illustrations (11 full-page), xii, 352pp. Spines very slightly faded; endpapers a little spotted; ink numbers on verso of both title-pages; large folding map a little browned with a few small tear in folds without loss; else a very good set of this scarce work. Hall discovered , 'some actual relics of the expedition of Martin Frobisher' three centuries earlier and 'made deductions in favour of yet discovering some of the survivors of Sir John Franklin's expedition.' Charles Francis Hall (1821-71) was an American Arctic explorer. Around 1857, he became interested in the Arctic and spent the next few years studying the reports of previous explorers and trying to raise money for an expedition, primarily intended to learn the fate of Sir John Franklin's lost expedition. Hall's first expedition in 1860–63 left New Bedford on the whaler 'George Henry' under Captain Sidney O. Budington, whose uncle James Budington had salvaged Edward Belcher's exploration ship HMS Resolute, also on the 'George Henry'. He got as far as Baffin Island, where he was forced to winter. The Inuit told Hall of surviving relics from Martin Frobisher's mining venture at Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island. Hall soon travelled there to see them first-hand, drawing upon the inestimable assistance of his newly found Inuit guides Ebierbing ("Joe") and Tookoolito ("Hannah"). He also learned what he interpreted as evidence that some members of Franklin's lost expedition might still be alive. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lyra Germanica: Hymns for the Sundays & Chief Festivals of the Christian Year.

      Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, London 1864 - Translated from the German by Catherine Winkworth. With Illustrations by John Leighton F.S.A. and others. Woodcut frontispiece, plates, illustrations, ornaments and intials by T. Bolton, J. Cooper, G. and E. Dalziel, G. De Wilde, W. Green, H. Harral, H. Leighton, W. Murden, G. Pearson and J. Swain after E. Armitage, J. Flaxman, M. Lawless, C. Keene, S. Marks and J. Leighton. Each page within a line border. Third Edition. Small 4to. [239 x 168 x 33 mm]. xx, 272 pp. Contemporary binding of brown goatskin over bevelled boards, the covers decorated in black with a thick and thin line border enclosing three vertical and two horizontal tracery blocks separated by two thick vertical bars. The spine divided into six panels by raised bands flanked by black fillets, lettered in gilt in the second panel and at the foot, the others with black tracery decoration, the edges of the boards and turn-ins hatched in blind, marbled endleaves, the edges gilt over red. (Spine slightly faded). [ebc4707] A fine copy of a handsome book.

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
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        Skånska hästföreningens tidskrift.

      1864-66. Malmö, Cronholmska boktryckeriet, 1864-66. 4:o. Litograferat titelblad,32 s. & 3 litograferade plr + 33-64,(1) s. & 3 litograferade plr + 32 s. & 3 litograferade plr + 33-65 s. & 3 litograferade plr + litograferat titelblad,32 s. & 3 litograferade plr + 33-67 s. & 4 litograferade plr. Sex samtida häften i gula respektive gröna illustrerade och litograferade omslag. Oskurna och ouppskurna. Tidningsbevillningsstplr på omslag och i marginaler. Planschen vid s. 17 i nr 1866:1 lagerfläckig, dock utanför bilden. Första planschen i nr 1866:2 med fuktfläck i nedre hörnet. Trevlig svit.. Lundstedt Sveriges periodiska litteratur 897 anger bara 18 planscher, här finns 19. Allt som utkom. Två häften om året gavs ut. Häftesomslagen tryckta av B. Cronholm i Malmö. Redaktör och utgivare var C. T. E. von Platen. Innehåller allehanda uppgifter om hästskötsel, avel och tävlingar. Flera artiklar rör hästavel i Skåne och dess stuterier. Många av de fina planscherna med hästmotiv har John Arsenius som upphovsman. Han skrev även några artiklar i tidskriften

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        Notice sur les instruments de précision. Troisième et quatrième parties. Pesanteur, hydrostatique, calorique, mécanique.

      Paris 1864 - (24 x 16 cm). XVI, 494 S., 1 Bl. Anzeigen. Mit 696 Abbildungen. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Früher, umfangreicher und reich illustrierter Verkaufskatalog für wissenschaftliche Instrumente mit ausführlichen Beschreibungen, Preisangaben und hübschen Abbildungen von 797 physikalischen und chemischen Geräten und Instrumenten, darunter auch Modellkrane und Modelllokomotiven. - Salleron (1829-1897) gründete 1855 eine Firma zur Herstellung wissenschaftlicher Instrumente. - Stempel auf Titel. Einband leicht berieben. Rücken sauber restauriert. Insgesamt sauber und gut erhalten

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        DIONYSII PETABII - Opus de Theologicis Dogmatibus / EN 8 VOLUMES - DU TOME 1 AU TOME 8.

      BARRI-DUCIS / LUDIVICI GUERIN 1864 - R320084078: XIV + 629 + 682 + 635 + 687 + 624 + 700 + 633 + 720 pages - Frontispice en noir et blanc sous serpente en Tome Premier - Texte sur 2 colonnes - Plats et contre-plats jaspés - Etiquette collée en coiffe en pied - Auteur, titre, tomaison dorés au dos - Dos legerement insolés - Dos en cuir rouge. OUVRAGES EXCLUSIVEMENT EN LATIN // SOMMAIRE DE LA TOMAISON : Tome 1 : De deo deique proprietatibus, lib, I-VII + tome 2 : De deo deique proprietatibus, lib, VIII-X- - De trinitate, lib, I-III + tome 3 : De trinitate, lib, IV-VIII + tome 4 : De angelis, lib, I-III - De sex primorum mundi dierum opificiis, lib, I-V + tome 5 : De pelagianorum, et semipelagianorum dogmatum historia - De tridentini concilii interpretatione et s. augustini doctrina - de lege et gratia - Elenchus theriacae vincentii lenis - De adjutorio sine quo non, et adjutorio quo, brevis dissertatio - De incarnatione verbi, Lib, I-III + tome 6 : De incarnatione verbi, lib, Iv-XI + tome 7 : De incarnatione, verbi, lib XII-XVI + tome 8 : De potestate consecrandi et sacrificandi diatriba - Dissertationum ecclesiasticarum libri duo - De ecllesiastica hierarchia - De poenitentiae vetere in ecclesia ratione datriba - De poenitentia publica et praeparatione ad communionem - De poenitentia et reconciliatione diatriba. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Miserables

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

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        Civil War Musician's Bound Volume of Sheet Music

      Half Leather. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. This bound volume of sheet music was compiled by Private Francis (Frank) D. Orcutt, a musician serving in the 7th Battalion Illinois Volunteer Infantry. His service included Sherman's March through Georgia to the Sea and the capture of Savannah. There are 37 pieces of music in the volume, several of which are first printings that pertain to Orcutt's service in Georgia including: "We Are Coming or the Prisoners Release," "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, or the Prisoners Hope," "We've Drunk from the Same Canteen" (inscribed "To Frank From F.Y.H. / Memento, Christmas 1864, Savannah Ga," and "Marching Through Georgia" (for many years the most hated song in the South). Other Civil War music includes "Johnny is My Darling" (first printing) "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" (first printing), "The Bonnie Flag with the Stripes and Stars" (in answer the "Bonnie Blue Flag"), "That's What's the Matter" (first printing of a Stephen Foster war song), "Washington and Lincoln" (first printing), and "A Gloom is Cast O'er All the Land" (first printing). Other important music in the volume includes two pieces by the Alleghanians and the Baker Family with portrait covers, "Little Eva: Uncle Tom's Guardian Angel" (first printing of John Greeleaf Whittier's work with an illustrated cover), "Our Good Friends" (a Septimus Winner composition written using his Alice Hawthorne pseudonym with a portrait cover), "If You've Only Got a Moustache" (first printing of a comic song by Stephen Foster), and "She Was the World To Me" (first printing of Stephen Foster's last song, published posthumously). Probably bound as a volume in the late 1860s. Sound binding. Some of the pieces have pre-binding wear, soiling, and repairs. Foxing to a few of the pieces. The cover has some minor wear. Overall, a very nice collection of sheet music made all the more significant having been assembled by a Civil War musician.

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        Les Évangiles des Dimanches et Fêtes de l'Année.

      L. Curmer 1864 - 2 vols. The plate volume: 2 parts in 1 vol., [xl, 361, v pp.], contains a total of some 413 chromolithographs. Bound in full brown morocco, elaborately gilt red morocco doublures, signed by Hardy-Mennil, gilt and gauffered edges, red silk free endpaper and a second set of marbled endpapers. The text volume: [xxiii, 154, 255 pp.; largely unpaginated], illustrated with woodcuts and tipped-in photographs. Bound uniformly in half morocco, marbled boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Both volumes with raised bands and gilt lettering on spine and in slipcases. A very fine copy of another of Curmer's superb productions. The full-page miniatures and lavish illuminated borders are borrowed from manuscripts ranging in date and style from the Carolingian period to the Renaissance. One of 800 copies. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed "H. Berlioz," possibly to Georges Hainl, conductor of the Paris Opéra

      - 2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated ca. late October 1864-1865. In black ink. In French (with translation). An important letter in which Berlioz includes information for the first playbill of a projected concert performance of excerpts from his grand opera, Les Troyens. He lists the names and addresses of the singers who are to appear: Mme. [Anne] Charton-Demeur, Mlle. [Palmyre] Wertheimber, Mr. [Jules] Montjauze, Mr. [Louise-Émile?] Wartel, Mr. Péront, Mr. Legrand, and Mlle. Estagel. He also mentions a Mr. [?Prosper] Bagier, likely the director of the Théâtre-Italien in Paris. Finally, he includes a number of special woodwind and percussion instruments that must be added to the orchestra. "Here are the addresses and a short agenda. You will find the last five artists at the Théâtre Lyrique on evenings when they play Violetta. [You] will include the names of the artists only later, in order not to upset Mr. Bagier."Slightly worn and stained; creased at folds. Berlioz was the leading French composer, conductor, and critic of his age. "In many senses the Romantic movement found its fullest embodiment in him, yet he had deep Classical roots and stood apart from many manifestations of that movement. His life presents the archetypal tragic struggle of new ideas for acceptance. and though there were many who perceived greatness in his music from the beginning, his genius only came to full recognition in the 20th century." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online.Although Berlioz finished Les Troyens in 1858, it was not performed in its complete form until years after his death, in 1890. The première of Acts 3-5, which included several of the singers mentioned in this letter, occurred at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris on November 4, 1863. The performance mentioned in this letter may have taken place in late 1864 or 1865. ("Violetta"--i.e. the French version of Verdi's La Traviata--enjoyed 102 performances at the Théatre Lyrique between October 27, 1864 and 1865.) The intended recipient of this letter was perhaps Georges Hainl (1807-1873), conductor of the Paris Opéra and the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire from 1863 until 1872.

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        Journal Of The Discovery Of The Source Of The Nile

      Blackwood, Edinburgh and London 1864 - Thick octavo bound in contemporary tree calf; burgundy morocco title label; spine gilt in compartments between raised bands gilt; boards bordered by gilt roll; edges of boards gilt; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. There is a little wear to foot of spine and some rubbing but the joints are perfectly firm and, over all, this is a handsome copy. xxxi, 658pp., complete with large folding map in pocket and 75 illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Homoeopathic Physician's Scrapbook and Ledger

      Philadelphia, Ann Arbor, Owatonna, and Detroit, 1864. Scrapbook. Good to Very Good. 1864-1881. The album measures 6" x 15.5" and contains approximately 75 pages filled with ledger entries, scores of mostly medically related newspaper clippings, and about 35 ephemeral pieces including business cards, advertisements, printed letters, receipts, prescription blanks, dunning notices, medical society notices, reference book announcements, journal indexes, etc. The original binding has perished and been replace with what appears to be reinforced paper tape. The covers and pages are worn. All but one of the leaves are still attached, but several are beginning to separate. The newspaper clippings have been pasted over most of the ledger entries. Almost all of the clippings and some of the ephemera have been stained by the glue Gilchrist used to affix them to the pages. Gilchrist received his medical degree from the Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania following his service in the Civil War. He remained at that school as an anatomy instructor until 1867 when he became a Professor of Surgery at the University of Michigan for two years until he began his private practice in Owatonna, Minnesota, after which he served as the Chief of Staff for the Detroit Homoeopathic Hospital. In the mid-1880s, Gilchrist transferred to the University of Iowa where he was appointed as both a Professor of English and Professor of Homoeopathic Medicine. He remained at Iowa as the Chair of Surgery within the College of Homoeopathic Medicine until shortly before his in 1906. Scarce. As of 2016, no similar American homoeopathic scrapbooks, journals, or diaries are in the trade, although one from Europe is priced at $5,000. No auction records for similar items per ABPC or Rare Book Hub. OCLC shows no similar items at institutions however a series of scrapbooks with biographic clippings about homoeopathic physicians is at Drexel University, and the proceedings of the 1994 San Francisco Conference on Culture, Knowledge, and Healing contain the results of a survey by Arnold Michalousk showing ephemera and manuscripts from homoeopathic physicians are held by 22 institutions.

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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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        KINGSBRIDGE ESTUARY WITH RAMBLES IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

      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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        BUTTERFLY'S BALL AND THE GRASSHOPPER'S FEAST

      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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        APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA: BEING A REPLY TO A PAMPHLET ENTITLED "WHAT, THEN, DOES DR NEWMAN MEAN?"

      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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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