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        Des maladies mentales et des asiles d'aliénés. Leçons cliniques & considérations générales

      1864 - (4), LXIX, (1 bl.), 796pp. Paris, J.B. Baillière et Fils, 1864, in-8, (4), LXIX, (1 bl.), 796pp, demi-basane marron, dos à nerfs, Planche dépliante représentant le plan de l'asile d'Illenau, gravée par E. Wormser. PREMIERE EDITION. Jean-Pierre Falret (1794-1870), élève de Pinel et d'Esquirol, fondateur de l'asile de Vanves avec F. Voisin (1822), visita de nombreux asiles en Angleterre, en Irlande et dans le duché de Bade, dont il décrit ici l'établissement d'Illenau. Cet ouvrage est la réunion en un seul volume de travaux publiés à divers intervalles dans des recueils différents. Falret y expose sa théorie mixte sur les maladies mentales, héritée de l'école anatomique et de l'école psychologique. "Nous croyons fermement à l'existence d'une modification organique quelconque dans toute maladie mentale; mais nous regardons comme secondaires les lésions tangibles et visibles constatées (.) chez les aliénés et n'attachons d'importance véritable qu'aux lésions initiales encore inconnues, soustraites jusqu'ici aux recherches du scalpel et même du microscope. (.) Nous considérons comme très digne d'attention l'étude minutieuse des phénomènes psychiques des aliénés, (.) mais nous regardons comme stérile l'étude des lésions isolées des facultés (.) et concentrons tout notre intérêt sur l'observation clinique des états psychiques complexes, tels qu'ils existent chez les aliénés". Cachet ex-libris du Dr Carrier de Lyon. Bon exemplaire. Charnières légèrement frottées et petites griffures. Étiquette en pied du dos. Semelaigne I, p. 179. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zwei Vorstellungen von denen die erste um 4 Uhr und die zweite um 7 Uhr beginnt. - Orientalisches Manoever geritten von 12 Damen.

      (Frankfurt), Montag, den 12. September 1864. - Mehrfach gefalt. Plaket auf gelbem Papier. Mit 2 Abbildungen in Holzschnitt Blattgr.: 76 x 60 cm. Unter den vielen Attraktionen des Abends sind mehrere Nummern von Kunstreiten, u. a. auch "Herr Slezak in seinen Produktionen auf ungesatteltem Pferde, wird als Jockey u. a. mehrere Sprünge u. zwar frei von der Erde sans touche le cheval par la main auf ein 5 Fuß hohes Pferd während es im stärksten Cours läuft ausführen" - die amüsante große Abbildung verrät aber eine Clowns-Nummer, der mutige Artist ist kurz vor dem Abwurf von einem bockigen Esel zu sehen, im Manegenstaub liegt bereits ein Kollege! Auch zu sehen und zu hören sind: Der Violin-Virtuosen Clown Hr. Price, der "Meloman", der auf einer nur einer Saite bespannten Violine "Lucia di Lammermoor" zum Besten gibt, eine "Kraftproduction der 3 Athleten" und weitere vergnügliche und erstaunliche Produktionen!

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        COMING! COMING! COMING! ODD FELLOWS' HALL! ONE NIGHT ONLY! THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 30th, 1864. THE EVER POPULAR AND FAR-FAMED CHARLEY GARDNER'S GUN BOAT MINSTRELS! THE STAR TROUPE OF THE WORLD EACH MEMBER BEING SELECTED FOR HIS INDIVIDUAL TALENT AND EXCELLENCE...[caption title]

      Cincinnati: Cincinnati Daily Commercial Steam Job Press, 1864. Broadside, 24 x 9 inches. Light soiling and wear, a few chips and tears at edges. About very good. Minstrel broadside advertising a Cincinnati, Ohio performance of Charley Gardner's troupe. The Canadian- born Gardner (1839-1909) was a black minstrel, also known as "Hop Lite Loo" Gardner for his origination of that song and dance in the 1850s. The present broadside contains a large woodcut illustration showing the minstrel orchestra banging away at a piece of music while a gowned woman pleads with a villainous gentleman in the foreground. All of the actors depicted are black. The man is, presumably, Charley Gardner, while the woman must be "M'lle Lizetta, Queen of Terpsichore" listed for several of the numbers below. The troupe advertises: "The resources of 'Charley Gardner's Gun Boats,' as organized, enables them to present in a superb manner, vocal and instrumental music, burlesque opera, dramatic travesties, national drolleries, together with the lights and shadows, humors and oddities of Southern Plantation Life! in all its broad, mirthful and original phases." Admission, 25 cents.

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        Their Majesties Servants: Annals of The English Stage, from Thomas Betterton to Edmund Kean

      London: Wm. H. Allan & Co, 1864. 2 vols. bound in 4. 9" x 6-1/8", titlepages printed in red and black. Bound in fine full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers triple ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, top edges gilt, others uncut, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, bound by Alfred Mathews. Hinges fine, head and foot of spines fine, A SHARP SET.

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        Civil War Musician's Bound Volume of Sheet Music

      Half Leather. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. There are 37 pieces of music in the volume, 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. 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. Many of the pieces in the volume are first printings and 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 to 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).

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        [LIFE IN CAMP, PART II]

      [Boston: L. Prang & Co., 1864. Twelve chromolithographed cards, each 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. Very minor wear and scattered light foxing. Small stain at the foot of one card, and a few light stray pencil marks on another. Images generally clean and bright. Near fine. The second part of Winslow Homer's series of lithographs from his formative Civil War period, and a defining moment in his career as a printmaker. This series follows Homer's seminal CAMPAIGN SKETCHES (1863), and furthers the artist's talent for communicating the war experience on an intimate and personal level. Homer's illustrations for this series, printed by the lithographer Louis Prang, are most often encountered as individual cards affixed to larger sheets, though not here. Homer's lithographs were produced in colored and uncolored versions; this set is colored. In 1854, Homer began his career as an apprentice for the famed Boston lithography firm of John H. Bufford, and in the course of several years there he learned the techniques of lithography which he later employed in making LIFE IN CAMP. Most of his published work from this period is illustrated sheet music. In 1859 he moved to New York, creating illustrations for publications such as BALLOU'S MAGAZINE and HARPER'S WEEKLY. It was as an illustrator for the latter publication that Homer made his first contact with the Civil War. In the fall of 1861, and again in the spring of 1862, Homer joined the encampment of McClellan's Army of the Potomac near Washington. He afterwards embarked with the troops from the port of Alexandria and spent five weeks with them on the Peninsular Campaign to reach Richmond. During this period he produced a number of sketches and watercolors which appeared in HARPER'S WEEKLY, bringing him considerable recognition. Significantly, Homer had no control over the final images, which were rendered by Harper's woodblock cutters from his originals. Julian Grossman demonstrates the significant changes wrought by these artisans in his book on Homer and the Civil War. Like Homer's previous CAMPAIGN SKETCHES, LIFE IN CAMP was published by the energetic Boston lithographer, Louis Prang. Prang and Homer probably knew each other from the 1850s, when Prang was beginning in business while Homer was still apprenticing at Bufford's. Prang later became famous as the greatest chromolithographer in America and a masterful innovator in printing technology, but he was young and unknown in 1863, and full of ideas of what might be marketable. Homer, gaining fame but unhappy with the crude distortions of his work in HARPER'S WEEKLY, probably jumped at the chance to create graphic images in which he could control the medium. Though only the first part of CAMPAIGN SKETCHES was produced (a planned second part never followed), Prang and Homer decided to issue the LIFE IN CAMP series as a holiday gift item for 1864. Like CAMPAIGN SKETCHES, LIFE IN CAMP focuses, as much of Homer's Civil War works do, on incidents in the daily life of soldiers, rather than battle scenes. Also like CAMPAIGN SKETCHES, the images were produced in lithography and chromolithography. It is possible that Homer, drawing on his apprenticeship as a lithographer, drew the images on stone directly himself, because a letter from him to Prang survives, from December 1863, in which he states that he has "received the stones" and "shall commence it very soon." The images were issued in two twelve-card sets, of which this is the second. The images are as follows: 1) "The Rifle Pit." A Zouave soldier surrounded by gabions holds his rifle at the ready. 2) "Home on a Furlough." A young soldier enthusiastically enjoys a ballet. 3) "The Field Barber." A Zouave soldier administers a haircut while another looks on. 4) "The Girl He Left Behind Him." A young woman holding a letter. 5) "In the Trenches." A Black soldier hoisting a gabion over a trench wall. Wood & Dalton write this "back- breaking" task was assigned to black workers by both armies. The role of Blacks in the war was a favorite subject of Homer, treated in such other works as ARMY TEAMSTERS, "Our Jolly Cook" from CAMPAIGN SKETCHES, and more. 6) "Good Bye." A young girl kisses a soldier. 7) "Fording." Three unhappy soldiers crossing a river with their boots suspended from their bayonets. 8) "Extra Ration." A Zouave soldier roasting a pig. According to Neely & Holzer, this image may have been inspired by Currier & Ives' LIFE IN THE CAMP. 9) "A Deserter." An equally unhappy Zouave soldier sits with his chin in his hands. 10) "Our Special." A self-caricature, Homer shows himself seated on what looks like a cannon barrel, sketching away. 11) "Drummer." A simple profile of a young drummer boy with his instrument hung from his shoulder. 12) "Teamster." A soldier, possibly black, shown from behind, drives a wagon mule. A beautiful, colored set of one of the rarest works by one of America's greatest artists. PETERS, AMERICA ON STONE, p.223-24. ANB 11, pp.113-14. Julian Grossman, ECHO OF A DISTANT DRUM, WINSLOW HOMER AND THE CIVIL WAR (New York, 1974). Lloyd Goodrich, THE GRAPHIC ART OF WINSLOW HOMER (New York, 1968), reproductions of the 24 images, pp.21-24. Peter H. Wood & Karen C.C. Dalton, WINSLOW HOMER'S IMAGES OF BLACKS (Austin, 1988), p.130. Mark E. Neely & Harold Holzer, THE UNION IMAGE (Chapel Hill, 2000), pp.69-73.

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        A Sketch of the Operations of His Majesty's Fleet and Army under the Command of Vice Admiral the Rt. Hble. Lord Viscount Howe and Genl. Sr. Wm. Howe, K.B., in 1776.

      New York: D. T. Valentine, 1864. unbound. Map. Uncolored. Mounted on linen. Image measures 35 7/8" x 22 3/4". This important map shows the sites of the Revolutionary War battles in and around New York City. Extends from Sandy Hook in New Jersey north to Haverstraw and the Croton River and includes Staten Island, Manhattan, eastern New Jersey, Brooklyn and Queens. Highly detailed, the map features detailed topographical features, roads, coastal features, farms and buildings. It also details troop positions. Several warships are visible around New York City. A reference index in included below the title, noting important events including the final battle at Fort Washington. The map is mounted on linen and exhibits some chips and loss along the folds. Some toning along fold lines. The "Manuals of the Corporation" were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history.

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        INTERVENTION DE L'ART DANS LA PHOTOGRAPHIE

      Leiber; Leipzig: Jung-Treuttel; Madrid: C. Bailly-Baillère, Paris 1864 - 12mo., 35 pp., mounted photo plate frontispiece. Illustrated paper wrappers. Creased, occasional staining, else very good. Housed in a newly made morocco and cloth clamshell box. Blanquart-Evrard was a prolific inventor of photographic process and notable publisher of outstanding photographic work. This contains a survey of his more notable techniques. Extract from Mémories de la Société Impériale des Sciences, de l'Agriculture et des Arts de Lille, 1863. The photographic frontispiece was made by tThe photographic frontispiece was made by F.(rëdëric) Pierson. OCLC locates 6 copies; George Eastman House, New York Public Library, National Gallery of Australia, State Library of Victoria, National Gallery of Canada Library, and Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Roosens and Salu 921. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Shortly after Mobile Bay, Admiral David G. Farragut reflects on his historic victory after reading Edward Everett's public remarks on the battle: "It is to such as Mr. Everet[t], that an officer looks for his ultimate reward, it is those who hand us down to posterity for what we are worth, & that worth is measured by our services to the country ... reference to the services I have rendered the Navy by the fortunate issue of our late Battles"

      Mobile Bay, Alabama, October 1, 1864. 5" x 8". "Autograph Letter Signed ""D. G. Farragut Rear Admiral"" , 3 pages, 5"" x 8"" on ""U.S. Flag Ship, West Gulf Squadron"" letterhead, Mobile Bay, aboard the U.S.S. Hartford, October 1, 1864 to Capt. Henry A. Wise, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance concerning Edward Everett's remarks on the admiral's signal victory at Mobile Bay less than two months before. Glue remnants along left margin, usual folds and some creases, else very good. After gaining control of the Mississippi River in July 1863 with the fall of Vicksburg, Rear Admiral Farragut turned his attention to Mobile, the last major Confederate port on the Gulf of Mexico. The channel leading into the bay was heavily mined, with tethered charges known at the time as ""torpedoes."" Farragut ordered his fleet to charge the channel, but when the ironclad Tecumseh sank as the result of one of these ""torpedoes,"" the other ships pulled back. Farragut was lashed high in his flagship's rigging, and upon learning the reason for the hesitation, reportedly shouted ""Damn the torpedoes. Four bells. Captain Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed."" (The quote is popularly rendered: ""Damn the torpedoes. Full speed ahead."") Whether Farragut said any of this is doubted by many historians, yet the statement captures the admiral's intent and orders. Farragut writes, in full: ""I take great pleasure in acknowledging the receipt of your kind letter enclosing one from Mrs. Wise & a note form Mr. Everet[t] together with the news paper containing his remarks upon the recent victory [not present], in which he is pleased to compliment the Navy & Army generally, & my self in particular, for all of which please express to him my sincere thanks, & assure him of my full appreciation of this high mark of his respect for my successful exertions, to serve my county in this her day of great peril – It is to such as Mr. Everet[t], that an officer looks for his ultimate reward, it is those who hand us down to posterity for what we are worth, & that worth is measured by our services to the country. Permit me to thank you again, for your complimentary expressions in reference to the services I have rendered the Navy by the fortunate issue of our late Battles - would that all the Navy could have joined in it, & participated in that glory they so generously accord to us – with great respect..."" Farragut may have been referring to the letter Everett wrote to be read at a grand patriotic demonstration at Faneuil Hall held Tuesday September 6 to celebrate the breakthrough victories at Mobile and Atlanta. Farragut's victory at Mobile Bay, together with Sherman's capture of Atlanta several weeks later boosted popular morale tremendously. The Union victories of the summer of 1864 spelled the beginning of the end of the war in the popular mind and helped assure Abraham Lincoln a resounding victory in the presidential election that fall. Everett's letter, read by Charles Slack, before a hall packed with thousands of celebrants, gave Farragut's victory a prominent place in the string of Union victories: ""Then came the 5th of August, the glorious achievement of Admiral Farragut, unsurpassed by anything in naval warfare, but forming a fit sequel to his own exploits in the Mississippi. History will show no brighter page than that, which tells how this gallant veteran, as modest as he is brave, lashing himself to the maintop of his vessel and that a wooden one, al[l]owed his engines as he passed the most formidable fort on the coast, crashed at the tremendous rebel ram, regardless of the infernal machines which had destroyed one of his iron clads before his eyes, vanquished his seemingly impregnable antagonist after a short action, captured or destroyed all the rebel fleet save one vessel, and with the efficient cooperation of General Granger's army, compelled the self destruction of Fort Powell, the honorable capitulation of Fort Gaines, and the surrender of Fort Morgan, in a manner peculiarly discreditable to the commander of the garrison,—all accomplished in 18 days from the time Fort Morgan was passed. With what words can we do full justice to the admiration, with which we contemplate deeds like these? How can we sufficiently express our gratitude to our navel heroes,—officers and men,—to whom the country is indebted for these invaluable services?..."" (""Grand Patriotic Demonstration at Faneuil Hall, Rejoicing for Union Victories,"" Boston Daily Advertiser, September 7, 1864, 1.) Edward Everett (1794-1865) is best known as the orator that preceded Lincoln at the dedication ceremony at Gettysburg. But Everett was also a pastor (Unitarian), educator (Harvard), politician (House of Representatives, Senate, Gov. of Massachusetts), diplomat (ambassador to England, Secretary of State) as well as orator. His second daughter, Charlotte (1825-1879) married Henry Augustus Wise (1819-1869), the recipient of this missive. Wise began his naval career as a mid-shipman in 1834 and served in the Mexican War. When the Civil War broke out he had to chose between his home state of Virginia and the Federal Navy in which he was serving. He chose to stay with the Union. He was appointed Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography in 1864, and held the position until he resigned in 1868. Letters by Farragut discussing his historic victory at Mobile Bay seldom appear on the market. A similar letter, though dated two months later than the present example, discussing the same subject brought nearly $10,000 at auction in 2000 (Christie's, New York, May 19, 2000, lot 28). "

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        HEADQUARTERS 2d SUB-DISTRICT OF ST. LOUIS DISTRICT, CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO., OCTOBER 1st, 1864. SPECIAL ORDER No. 124. COL. HENRY J. DEAL, COMMANDING THE MISSISSIPPI COUNTY REGIMENT OF E.M.M., WILL CALL HIS SAID REGIMENT INTO SERVICE IMMEDIATELY...[caption title]

      [Missouri, 1864. Broadside, approximately 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Light dampstain covering the right two-thirds of the broadside, light wear, else very good. Mounted on cardboard and matted in a modern wood frame. An unrecorded special orders broadside calling into service members of the Enrolled Missouri Militia in Mississippi County during the Civil War. The Enrolled Missouri Militia was organized in 1862 as a compulsory part-time militia for Missouri men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five loyal to the Union and not otherwise engaged in military service. The militia served principally to guard garrisons and infrastructure and free the volunteer Missouri State Militia to fight bands of pro-Confederate guerillas. The special orders are signed here in print by Lieut. Col. Cmdg. H.M. Hiller, Lieut. L.E. Irwin, "A.A.A. Genl.," Col. Comdg. Henry J. Deal, and Adjutant George M. Keyser. A rare and interesting piece of Civil War ephemera from the beleaguered border state of Missouri.

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        The Photographic Historical Portrait Gallery, consisting of a series of portraits, principally from miniatures, in the most celebrated collections in England. Accompanied by copious illustrative letter-press, by Amelia B. Edwards. Volume I

      London, Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Scott, and Co., 1864. (2),lv,102pp text and 50 plates with mounted original photographs, albumen prints by Leonida Caldesi and Co., Folio, contemporary gilt halfmorocco.Title and dedication page repaired, one leaf restored in lower margin, some foxing. The photographs in excellent condition. - Very rare. Leonida Caldesi (1823-1891). Leonida Caldesi was born in Florence, Italy in 1823 and arrived in England as a political refugee around 1850, though whether he was a photographer at this time is not clear. His brother Vincenzo (1817-1870) served as a major on the staff of the Italian patriot and revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882). - Comparatively little is known about Caldesi's career though he was one of the leading London photographers during the 1850s and was acknowledged by contem­poraries as one of the foremost photographers of fine art from the 1850s to the 1870s. He had a number of short-term professional partners including Mattia Mon - tecchi (1858-59), Blandford (1861-62) and Lombardi, though throughout his career he maintained a business relationship with the print publisher and art dealer Paul and Dominic Colnaghi. Caldesi had important dealings with the Royal Family as well as three major public art collections in London; The National Gallery, the British Museum and the South Kensington Museum. He also carried out society portraiture and worked for learned societies and private collectors. - In August 1854, probably as part of a project lead by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Caldesi had requested per­mission to photograph the Raphael Cartoons at Hampton Court though he did not carry out his campaign until 1858 when he photographed in tandem with the South Kensington Museum's photographer Charles Thurston Thompson [qv]. - 1857 was probably the most important year in Caldesi's photographic career. In May Caldesi and his professional partner Mattia Montecchi, a compatriot who travelled to England with him, were summoned to Osborne on the Isle of Wight to take a series of photo­graphs of the Royal children. His growing reputation was sufficient for him to be established in April on the premises of P&D Colnaghi by John Scott, one of the firms' partners, and by June 1857 this establishment was noted in the columns of the Art-Journal. Colnaghi was to remain the primary publisher of Caldesi's reproduc­tions of works of art. - Although Caldesi specialised in the photographic re­production of works of art, his core business was centred on society portraiture and he exhibited several of these at that year's Art Treasures exhibition in Manchester. Caldesi and Montecchi also were engaged to photograph many of the paintings exhibited at this seminal exhibition. Along­side Robert Howlett [qv], they produced the majority of the 200 photographs for the two-volume 'Ancient' and 'Modern' series of Photographs of the Gems of the Art Treasures Exhibition, Manchester. Caldesi found difficulty in photographing some of the paintings in Manchester and successfully negotiated with the Royal Collection for some of its works to be subsequently moved outdoors to be photographed. - In the summer of 1857 Caldesi and Montecchi photo­graphed a smaller exhibition of portraits of Mary, Queen of Scots held at the Archaeological Institute, London. Theseat were published in 1858. - In 1859 The Gallery of the Most Noble The Marquess of Hertford, K. G., a selection of Caldesi's photographs from the Manchester exhibition, was published. At that year's exhibition of the Societe francaise de Photogra­phie Caldesi and Montecchi exhibited twenty-one pho­tographs of paintings displayed at the 1857 Manchester Art Treasures. Caldesi advertised a studio at Porchester Terrace in London's Bayswater and he began carrying out photo­graphic work for Prince Albert's Raphael Collection project. Perhaps as a result of this commission, Caldesi recorded the paintings in Buckingham Palace and was given permission to remove them to his studio. These photographs were published by P&D Colnaghi as the Royal Collection of Pictures at Buckingham Palace, and comprised forty small Albumen prints mounted on cards with printed captions that credit Caldesi, Bland - ford & Co. as the photographers, Montecchi having disappeared from the scene. This publication may bear the hand of the Prince Consort. Caldesi received further royal patronage that year when he was commissioned by Grand Duchess Marie of Russia to photograph the Elgin Marbles in the British Museum and he exhibited some of these views the following year at the Photographic Society's exhibition in London. - Caldesi advertised in the influential Athenaeum in the early 1860s stating that he personally took carte de visite portraits at 13 Pall Mall East, the Colnaghi premises, while 'portraits, Carriages, Horses, &c.' were taken at the branch studio at 6 Victoria Grove, Kensington. He photographed a number of prominent people including Sir Charles Eastlake, director of the National Gallery. In 1864 Caldesi published carte de viste portraits Giuseppe Garibaldi and his fellow patriot Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872) during their visits to London. - During the 1860s Caldesi also produced cartes de visites of paintings though it appears that he did not use the stereoscopic or Cabinet formats to any significant degree. - In 1860 Caldesi carried out a photographic campaign in the National Gallery in London, exhibiting some these photographs of paintings at the 1861 exhibition of the Societe francaise de Photographie. Between 1868 and 1873 The Pictures by the Old Masters in The National Gallery, a series of photographs of 360 paintings, was published by Virtue & Company. At this time Caldesi photographed a number of paintings in the Gallery on behalf of the director Sir William Boxall (1800-1879). - During the 1860s Caldesi was to carry out photo­graphic campaigns to record important private art col­lections such as the Farnley Hall collection of drawings by J. M.W. Turner These photographs, published by Colnaghi in 1864, seem to have had little impact and were not reviewed by the contemporary press. Another Colnaghi publication of 1864 was the Photographic Historical Portrait Gallery, which required Caldesi to photograph just under 200 Albumen prints of Tudor portrait miniatures. - An account of the latter years of Caldesi's life has yet to be assembled. Photographs by Cave. Leonida Caldesi, of Ancient Marbles, Bronzes, Terracottas, & C, & C. in the British Museum was jointly published with Colnaghi's between 1873-1874 but the photographs may have been taken some years before. Caldesi ap­pears to have returned to Bologna in around 1870 and died there in 1891. (Anthony Hamber). - Gernsheim 220: (...) Although it is marked Vol. I, no more were published. - - - - - Colnaghi family (per. c.1785-1911), art dealers, were established in England by Paul [Paolo] Colnaghi (1751-1833), who was born in the Brianza region near Milan, the younger son of Martino Colnago (d. 1783), a distinguished Milanese lawyer, and his wife, Ippolita Raggi. Having settled his father's encumbered estate, Paul left Italy for France in 1783 and became the Paris agent of Antony Torre to sell English prints from a shop in the Palais Royal in 1784. Antony Torre was the son of Giovanni Battista Torre (d. 1780), who had established himself, first in London in 1753, then in Paris in 1760, as a maker of fireworks and instruments (principally barometers and thermometers) and bookseller. Antony ran a London branch at 14 Market Lane, Pall Mall, from 1767. On his father's death, Antony entered briefly (1780-82) into partnership with an optician, Ciceri of Milan (who had employed Paul Colnaghi on his arrival in Paris), before asking Colnaghi, on Ciceri's recommendation, to open his Paris branch. Torre and Colnaghi became partners in May 1785, when Colnaghi moved to London (and was naturalized English), and brothers-in-law when Paul married Maria Elizabetha (Elizabeth) Baker, sister to Antony's wife, on 21 March 1787. The Market Lane shop was abandoned in 1786 for grander premises at 132 Pall Mall, and two years later Torre handed the business over to Colnaghi. After a brief partnership with Anthony Molteno, printseller, Colnaghi assumed full control. Thus the firm, which began as instrument makers and booksellers in 1760, only later specializing in printselling, underwent a similar evolution to that of Agnews sixty years later. Paul Colnaghi must have been an impressive man, erudite, fluent in several languages, and charming; he attracted Benjamin Franklin's notice in Paris and was almost persuaded by him to emigrate to America. Giovanni Battista Torre's shop in the rue St Honoré had become a meeting place for savants, and for collectors of English mezzotints (known as manière anglaise) by William Woollett, William Sharp, and Sir Robert Strange and coloured stipple-prints by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), a superb engraver with whom the firm dealt for forty years. The flourishing market for English prints collapsed with the outbreak of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars; but Colnaghi survived by shrewdly publishing such popular colour stipple engravings as The Cries of London, after Francis Wheatley, in 1792-7, and a portrait of Nelson, after Hoppner, which appeared on the day (7 November 1805) that news came of the battle of Trafalgar. He also supplied the British government with views of besieged towns on the continent, thus providing invaluable information for the attacking allied armies. In 1799 Paul Colnaghi moved his London premises to 23 Cockspur Street, where he held monthly 3 o'clock levees attended by the aristocracy and landed gentry. From these sprang a series of engraved portraits entitled Royal and Noble Ladies; Lawrence was paid £700 for permission to engrave his painting of Princess Charlotte (1817; Belgian Royal Collection). Appointed printseller to the prince regent, Colnaghi received further royal warrants from him as George IV, and from William IV; other royal patrons included the duc d'Orléans and the duc d'Aumale. Paul and Elizabeth Colnaghi had three sons and two daughters: the elder son, Dominic Charles Colnaghi (1790?1879), was born at 132 Pall Mall, London, on 15 July 1790; another son, Martin Henry Lewis Gaetano, followed, and there was a daughter, Caroline (b. c.1786). All three siblings worked in the firm, but Dominic was the most outstanding and joined his father about 1808-10. He travelled to Italy in 1816-17 and collected specimens of armour, thus opening up a new field of connoisseurship. He sold these to Sir Samuel Rush Meyrick (1783-1848) in 1818, and continued to act for this famous antiquarian; much of Sir Richard Wallace's collection (Wallace Collection, London) originally came from Meyrick. Martin Colnaghi (c.1792-1851) was also active, but showed less judgement and diligence than his brother. In 1821 Paul Colnaghi wished to retire to Italy and settled the business, then worth some £25,000 in stock, on his two sons. Martin quarrelled with his father and brother, and in 1824 sued them in chancery. The suit was settled in April 1825, through the good offices of a family friend, by buying out Martin for £3000. Paul and Dominic Colnaghi then moved to 14 Pall Mall East and began trading as P. and D. Colnaghi & Co., the name by which the firm is still known. Martin remained at Cockspur Street, and the two brothers thereafter ruthlessly bid against each other, to Paul's chagrin. John Constable, with whom the family became intimate, as the correspondence between Dominic and Constable attests, recorded in his journal for 16 June 1824 I hear there is quite a bustle at Colnaghi's. - They are all brisking up. Martin seems to be clearing the house of the old man & Dominic - but he is not quite liked himself - he is said to make love to all the ladies who look over prints there. (Constable's Correspondence, 4.154) Constable had reason to be grateful to Paul, who, vouching for the Paris-based dealer John Arrowsmith, enabled Constable to show The Hay Wain (1821; National Gallery, London) at the Paris Salon in 1824, where it created a sensation and won him a gold medal. Colnaghi's tried, with only moderate success, to sell prints after Constable's work, and acted as his agents for the 1827 Paris Salon exhibition. In November 1829 Paul admitted his daughter, Caroline, into partnership until her son John Anthony Scott (d. 1864) came of age. On 30 September 1807 Caroline had married John Scott (1784-1821), editor of The Champion, who had died after a duel defending the ?Cockney school? of poetry. A subscription for the widow raised £800, which enabled her to join the firm. After Constable's death in 1837 Dominic Colnaghi helped lead the subscription campaign to purchase The Cornfield (1826) for the National Gallery. Dominic Colnaghi married Catherine Pontet (d. 1881) on 15 October 1831, and they had two sons, neither of whom entered the firm, but the elder, Sir Dominic Ellis Colnaghi (1834-1908), became a consular official; posted to Florence in 1865, he served as consul-general for northern Italy from 1881 to 1896, and wrote A Dictionary of Florentine Painters from the Thirteenth to the Seventeenth Centuries, which was edited by P. G. Konody and Selwyn Brinton and published posthumously in 1928 (reprinted 1986). Dominic Colnaghi greatly admired the work of R. P. Bonington, and in 1827 commissioned from him a number of Italian scenes with Shakespearian characters. After the artist's death the following year Dominic organized the two-day sale of his work at Sothebys in July 1829, buying thirty-five lots for himself, and later that year issued thirteen lithographs after Bonington's Scottish views. Some insight into Dominic Colnaghi's activities for special clients such as Sir Robert Peel emerges from his correspondence with Peel in November and December 1842, when he informed him about the availability of a Lawrence portrait of Lord Brougham (presumably the one of c.1825 now in the National Portrait Gallery, London) that the owner was willing to sell; and in March 1844 Colnaghi explained that Lawrence painted two versions of a portrait of Antonio Canova, the sculptor. There is also a contract with Henry Graves & Co. for a joint venture of August 1836 for selling an engraving by James Bromley after Sir George Hayter's portrait of Lord John Russell, then home secretary, in an edition of 750 prints, the proceeds to be evenly divided between Graves and Colnaghi. This continued the tradition, begun by Paul Colnaghi, of selling engraved portraits of prominent personalities of the day. Paul Colnaghi died, after a short illness, at his London home in St George's Place, Hanover Square, on 26 August 1833, aged eighty-two. His son Dominic and his daughter, Caroline Scott, took over the business, with her son John Anthony Scott and his cousin Andrew McKay joining as clerks. Dominic, or Old Dom as he became affectionately known, continued with the firm until about 1865, when he retired. He died at his home, 62 Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, on 19 December 1879, and was buried in Brompton cemetery. In 1858 Colnaghis joined with Agnews in publishing The Gems of the Art Treasury, two de luxe volumes of photographs by Leonida Caldesi and Monte KEYWORDS:united kingdom/photo

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        Gesamtans.

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Groschwitz n. Sachs, 1864, 16 x 23,5

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        Adventures with my Alpen-stock and Carpet-bag, or a Three Weeks' Trip to France and Switzerland.

      F. Pitman, London 1864 - First edition. 1864. Small Octavo. xvi, 120pp. Signed mounted albumen print portrait frontis., carte size by Harrison of Leeds. Minor offsetting at front and rear, foxing to half-title, A.E.G., original brown textured cloth gilt. Subscribers' list in rear suggests limitation of 300 copies. Not in Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Photographic Historical Portrait Gallery, consisting of a series of portraits, principally from miniatures, in the most celebrated collections in England. Accompanied by copious illustrative letter-press, by Amelia B. Edwards. Volume I.

      - London, Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Scott, and Co., 1864. (2),lv,102pp text and 50 plates with mounted original photographs, albumen prints by Leonida Caldesi and Co., Folio, contemporary gilt halfmorocco.Title and dedication page repaired, one leaf restored in lower margin, some foxing. The photographs in excellent condition. - Very rare. Leonida Caldesi (1823-1891). Leonida Caldesi was born in Florence, Italy in 1823 and arrived in England as a political refugee around 1850, though whether he was a photographer at this time is not clear. His brother Vincenzo (1817-1870) served as a major on the staff of the Italian patriot and revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882). - Comparatively little is known about Caldesi's career though he was one of the leading London photographers during the 1850s and was acknowledged by contemporaries as one of the foremost photographers of fine art from the 1850s to the 1870s. He had a number of short-term professional partners including Mattia Mon - tecchi (1858-59), Blandford (1861-62) and Lombardi, though throughout his career he maintained a business relationship with the print publisher and art dealer Paul and Dominic Colnaghi. Caldesi had important dealings with the Royal Family as well as three major public art collections in London; The National Gallery, the British Museum and the South Kensington Museum. He also carried out society portraiture and worked for learned societies and private collectors. - In August 1854, probably as part of a project lead by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Caldesi had requested permission to photograph the Raphael Cartoons at Hampton Court though he did not carry out his campaign until 1858 when he photographed in tandem with the South Kensington Museum's photographer Charles Thurston Thompson [qv]. - 1857 was probably the most important year in Caldesi's photographic career. In May Caldesi and his professional partner Mattia Montecchi, a compatriot who travelled to England with him, were summoned to Osborne on the Isle of Wight to take a series of photographs of the Royal children. His growing reputation was sufficient for him to be established in April on the premises of P&D Colnaghi by John Scott, one of the firms' partners, and by June 1857 this establishment was noted in the columns of the Art-Journal. Colnaghi was to remain the primary publisher of Caldesi's reproductions of works of art. - Although Caldesi specialised in the photographic reproduction of works of art, his core business was centred on society portraiture and he exhibited several of these at that year's Art Treasures exhibition in Manchester. Caldesi and Montecchi also were engaged to photograph many of the paintings exhibited at this seminal exhibition. Alongside Robert Howlett [qv], they produced the majority of the 200 photographs for the two-volume 'Ancient' and 'Modern' series of Photographs of the Gems of the Art Treasures Exhibition, Manchester. Caldesi found difficulty in photographing some of the paintings in Manchester and successfully negotiated with the Royal Collection for some of its works to be subsequently moved outdoors to be photographed. - In the summer of 1857 Caldesi and Montecchi photographed a smaller exhibition of portraits of Mary, Queen of Scots held at the Archaeological Institute, London. Theseat were published in 1858. - In 1859 The Gallery of the Most Noble The Marquess of Hertford, K. G., a selection of Caldesi's photographs from the Manchester exhibition, was published. At that year's exhibition of the Societe francaise de Photographie Caldesi and Montecchi exhibited twenty-one photographs of paintings displayed at the 1857 Manchester Art Treasures. Caldesi advertised a studio at Porchester Terrace in London's Bayswater and he began carrying out photographic work for Prince Albert's Raphael Collection project. Perhaps as a result of this commission, Caldesi recorded the paintings in Buckingham Palace and was given permission to remove them to his studio. Th

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        Brockhaus Conversations-Lexikon 11.Auflage Prachteinband, 15 Bände, 1864-1868

      F.A.Brockhaus 1864-1868, Leipzig - Brockhaus. Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände (Conversations-Lexikon). Elfte umgearbeitete, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Komplett in 15 Bänden. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1864-1868. Für die Zeit sehr prachtvoll eingebundene, dekorative Original-Halbledereinbände mit Goldprägungen. Format ca. 24,5 x 16,5 cm. Wie auch den ersten 7 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, sind die Bücher überdurchschnittlich erhalten. Die wunderschönen Buchrücken in harmonischer Ansicht. Die Goldprägungen glänzen, es gibt keine Einrisse, Fehlstücke o.ä. Außen nur gering berieben, selbst die Buchkanten mit wenig Bereibung; Ecken bestoßen. Der Buchschnitt ist ebenfalls in hervorragendem Zustand. Die Buchdeckel sind etwas bekratzt und/oder fleckig, einer ein wenig stärker. Innen sauberes Exemplar, Seiten teils papierbedingt gebräunt; jeweils auf den vorderen & hinteren ca. vier Seiten etwas fleckig, sonst keine Fleckigkeit. Keine losen, fehlenden oder eingerissenen Seiten; alles fest eingebunden. Auf zwei Innendeckeln einige hellbraune Flecke (s. Bild 7) & in einem Band ist an einer Stelle die Fadenbindung zu sehen. Auf einer Seite in Band 11 sind ein kleines Löchel sowie Teile der Schrift nicht gut leserlich (vermutlich Druckerschwärze abgefärbt; diese Textseite legen wir Ihnen zusätzlich als Kopie bei). 27000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Water-Babies

      London: McMillan Company, 1864. Copyright is 1864, second edition stated on the title page. One year after the first edition, first printing. Illustrations by J. Noel Paton. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate. All page edges are tinted red. Decorative inside covers front and back, slight crack in the front inside gutter. No tears, bent pages, previous owners label on the inside front cover and a presentation note on the post flyleaf. No Dust Jacket. Some age browning and foxing, especially at the beginning and end of the book, minor splitting to the end papers. The text is bright and clean, some illustration have some light foxing. Binding is secure, a solid collectible children's book.. 2nd Edition. leather Bound. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by J. Noel Paton. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible.

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        A chapter on street nuisances.

      London: John Murray, 1864. The Origins of Babbage's Reputation for IrrascibilityBabbage, Charles. A chapter on street nuisances. Extracted from "Passages from the life of a philosopher." London: John Murray, 1864. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards. Light browning, occasional foxing. 32pp. 207 x 123 mm. Second edition. Toward the end of his life, Babbage began conducting his celebrated battle with street musicians-"Organs, brass bands, fiddlers, harps, Punch [and Judy shows], pantomime, monkeys, military, dancing and musical, athletes, ladies and gentlemen walking on stilts" (quoted in Hyman 1982, 247)-whose invasion of his once-quiet neighborhood was seriously disturbing his peace. Unable and unwilling to abandon his home of nearly forty years and his extensive workshops housed nearby, Babbage fought back against the street performers in every way possible, having several of them arrested, attacking them in print, and helping to get an act passed in Parliament "for the better regulation of Street Music within the Metropolitan Police District." This final public crusade of Babbage's life made him the butt of ridicule, and left him with a reputation for eccentricity and irascibility that persisted for over a century after his death. This reputation turns out to have been at least partly undeserved, however. In 1983 Babbage's autopsy report was rediscovered among some family papers; it shows Babbage to have suffered from a form of arterial disease that is now known to cause degeneration of the inner ear, resulting in a hearing disorder. This might have been the source of Babbage's acute sensitivity to noise and intolerance of discordant disturbances (Swade 2000, 213-14).Although the "Chapter" is advertised as an extract from Babbage's Passages from the Life of a Philosopher (see no. 84), both the first and second editions were published in advance of the book. These two editions appeared under the imprint of John Murray, who was also planning to publish the Passages, until his objection to a slightly off-color anecdote in the book caused him to pull out at the last minute. A third edition of the "Chapter" was issued by Longman, the eventual publisher of the Passages. Van Sinderen 1980, no. 76. Extremely rare! When we last checked OCLC cited two copies of the third edition and no copies of the first or second edition. Origins of Cyberspace 83.

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        Lettre autographe signée concernant la publication des Contes à Ninon

      - Lettre autographe signée à un critique littéraire. Paris, 14 novembre 1864 ; 1 page in-8° sur papier à en-tête « Librairie de L. Hachette, Boulevard Saint Germain, 77 ». Renfort au dos. Zola fait la promotion de son tout premier roman « Contes à Ninon » : « Veuillez faire passer tout de suite dans l’Opinion nationale l’annonce dont vous trouverez le cliché ci-joint. Vous attendrez ensuite jusqu’au 21 novembre pour le publier successivement dans l’Union, la France, le Temps et le Monde ( ) P.S. Je ne puis vous remettre qu’un cliché aujourd’hui. Mercredi je vous enverrai un second.» Le jeune écrivain Zola profite de sa situation de chef de service de la publicité chez Hachette pour promouvoir son premier roman. En novembre 1864, la sorti de « Contes à Ninon » est accueilli avec sympathie par la presse. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Knights of Pythias (scrapbook); The knights of Pythias Boston and The Official Pythian Lodge Directory 1909 (three works together)

      AZ AZ. Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization and secret society founded in Washington, DC, on 19 February 1864. It was the first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an act of the United States Congress. Offered here is a marvelous scrapbook of the Knights of Pythias in Arizona by John M. Aitkens. John M Aitken was initiated in the Prescott Lodge April 23 1891. He served four terms as Master of Exchequer for the Prescott Lodge. He became a Past Chancellor January 1, 1893, and in 1894 was a representative to the Grand Lodge. In 1897 he transferred his membership to the Phoenix Lodge, of which he has been trustee since July 1, 1901. He was later unanimously elected Grand Chancellor and served from June 13, 1902 to May 15, 1903. His wife was Grand Chief Georgia W. Aitken, a native born Arizonan who whose parents were Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Weaver, both upstanding pioneers of Prescott. This book is filled with history on the Pythians of Arizona and its members from various cities across Arizona. Includes programs, dates and information on various conventions and Lodges, letters and photographs of lodge members dating 1894, 1896, 1902 and 1903. Also, a photograph of President McKinley greeting people at one of his stops while traveling through Arizona from the back of his Presidential train. There is an article about the only female Pythian, Miss Calanthe, visiting Phoenix. Offered together with two books title, The knights of Pythias Boston 1908 presented to J.M. Aitken, Arizona bound in a deep purple suede lettered in gilt and with the Pythian coat-of-arms and The Official Pythian Lodge Directory 1909, Tenth Year bound in green cloth lettered in gilt with the Pythian coat-of-arms. A fine collection.

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        Der Hungerpastor. Ein Roman in drei Bänden. Erster bis dritter Band in 3 Bänden.

      Janke, Berlin 1864 - 268; 262; 246 S. Private Pappbände von ca. 1920 mit leinenverstärkten Ecken und Kapitalen. Der Roman war zunächst als Vorabdruck in der "Deutschen Roman-Zeitung" erschienen, war ein großer Publikumserfolg und gilt als eines der Hauptwerke Raabes. Die Seiten gelegentlich etwas braunfleckig und Band 2 ohne den Vortitel, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vorläufige Anzeige. Grosse Vorstellung in der höheren Reitkunst, Pferdedressur & Gymnastik.

      (München), Stahl, 31. Januar (1864).Plakat mit typograph. Text und 14 Holzschnitten. Blattgr.: 51 x 40 cm. Die vielen Holzschnitte zeigen die verschiedenen zur Aufführung kommenden Voltigiernummern, u. a. von Clara Rasch, Amalia Salomonska, Gärtner sen. und jun., Paciifico Vignoli. Herr Napoli zeigte seine Kraftproduktion und Miss Adams tanzte auf dem Seil. Zur Auflockerung trugen zahlreiche Clowns bei. - Hübsches Plakat des niederländischen Unternehmens von Carl Theodor Wilhelm Carré (1817 - 79). - Etwas stockfleckig. Bücher de

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        The Gettysburg Address

      Wright & Potter, 1864 Boston. 1864. 88,110pp. plus folding map. Original printed paper wrappers. Internally clean, back cover not attached anymore, water stain at top of spine and around it. Very good. Devoted almost entirely to the Massachusetts war effort, published early in January, 1864. The folding map shows the Soldier's National Cemetery at Gettysburg, dedicated November 19, 1863, with the long speech of Edward Everett of Massachusetts and the short "Dedicatory Speech by President Lincoln," better known as the Gettysburg Address. Also printed is the "Programme of Arrangements" of that day, a list of Massachusetts soldiers killed at Gettysburg and buried there, and details of the cemetery. Monaghan notes this as an early printing of the Gettysburg Address. MONAGHAN, LINCOLN BIBLIOGRAPHY I:48. This historically significant and very early book publication of the Gettysburg Address, which may be the most important, and certainly best known, speech in US history, is extremely uncommon, and almost only found rebound or with the covers missing. This version, intact and in its original condition, is a coveted artifact of Americana. Comes in a custom-made slipcase.. 5th or later Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.

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        Can You Forgive Her?

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1864-5. 20 monthly parts as issued, octavo. Original buff paper wrappers, front panels decoratively lettered and frame in red and blue, advertisements printed to rear panels in blue. Housed in two custom red morocco-backed solander boxes and custom cloth chemises. 40 plates, of which 20 etched by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") and 20 wood-engraved by Miss Taylor. Contemporary printed ownership slip of Miss Caroline Lee, Chase Side House, Enfield, mounted to front wrapper of each monthly part except I, IX, XVII, XIX (name added in manuscript) and 20, effaced in part XVIII. Clipped cataloguing slip with Walter E. Smith's pencilled corrections laid in. Scattered light soiling to wrappers, spines chipped in places with occasional mild separation at joints, Part I wrappers rather chipped and marked overall, rear panel lacking in parts XIII and XIX. Advertisements: all 22 pages lacking in part I; first leaf lacking in part IV; part V with 4 extra pages of advertisements for the Fisherman's Review, not mentioned in Sadleir; part XI lacking final lithographed advertisement leaf; part XIV with green paper slip advertising Our Mutual Friend, not The People's Pickwick as in Sadleir. Contents clean and fresh, a very good set of a fragile publication, in slightly fatigued wrappers. First edition in the original monthly parts of the first of Trollope's six Palliser novels, which he considered "the best productions of his literary life" (Hennessy, Anthony Trollope, p. 256), part X a later issue with the date in the advertisements corrected from September to October 1864. Can You Forgive Her? was also the first novel in which Trollope attempted to describe his characters through the eyes of others rather than those of an omniscient narrator: a major technical innovation in his canon. "Nominally the story of the earnest Alice Vavasor and her two suitors, [Can You Forgive Her?] was based on Trollope's old unpublished play 'The Noble Jilt' (written 1850). But what endeared the novel to Trollope and his readers was not the somewhat 'wearying' character of the heroine, but the presentation of the staid Plantagenet Palliser and his unconventional wife, Lady Glencora. These two slight figures from The Small House at Allington emerge as fully realized individuals. Palliser and Glencora became his favourite fictional creations, and he used them time after time to express his political, social, and moral convictions" (ODNB). Trollope felt that Browne had failed to modify the comic style he had used with such success for Dickens, and replaced him after the tenth instalment with one Miss Taylor, from St Leonard's in Sussex, an artist whom he admired personally. Her wood-engravings were only ever printed in this part issue, however, as they were replaced by the "chunky engravings" of Marcus Stone for the first edition in book-form (Hennessy, p. 198). Provenance: from the library Walter E. Smith, noted bibliographer of Victorian fiction and author of Anthony Trollope: His American First Editions, with his lightly pencilled ownership inscription to the initial blank of the first part.

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        Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc. Embraced in Fifty-Three Quarto Maps, Forming a Series of Eighty-four Maps and Plans, Together with valuable Statistical Tables

      S. Augustus Mitchell 1864 - Collated, complete. [30] pages, [59] leaves) : 84 color maps ; 40 cm. Publisher's brown boards. Gold lettering on front. Light discoloration to front cover. Contemporary signature of Reo.(sp?) J. L. Jenkins on fep. Maps in good condition. Mitchells New General Atlas was a classic geographical reference in the late 19th century. Taking over the Mitchell Company business after his father retired in 1860, S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. revised the existing Mitchell atlas and renamed it the New General Atlas. New editions were published yearly until 1887. The maps were so popular they were used by the public and sometimes other publishers until the beginning of the 1900s. See Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [JOURNALS OF THE FIRST, SECOND AND FOURTH THROUGH FIFTEENTH SESSIONS OF THE CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE]

      San Jose [i.e. New York] (session 1), [New York] (session 2), San Francisco (session 4) & Sacramento (sessions 5-15), 1864. Thirty-nine volumes. Various bindings of contemporary sheep and later cloth, red and black leather labels. Condition ranges from rather rough to very fine, many with contemporary and later ownership inscriptions (including those of Joseph W. Walkup and the Placer HERALD). Second volume of appendix for thirteenth session has the titlepage in facsimile. A good run of these foundation California legal works, including the following: 1st Session, Journal of Legislature, 1850; 2nd Session, Journal of Legislature, 1851; 4th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1853; 5th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1854; 5th Session, Journal of Senate, 1854; 6th Session, Appendix to Assembly Journal, 1855; 6th Session, Journal of Senate, 1855; 7th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1856; 7th Session, Appendix to Assembly Journal, 1856; 7th Session, Journal of Senate, 1856; 7th Session, Appendix to Senate Journal, 1856; 8th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1857; 8th Session, Appendix to Assembly Journal, 1857; 8th Session, Journal of Senate, 1857; 8th Session, Appendix to Senate Journal, 1857; 9th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1858; 9th Session, Journal of Senate, 1858; 9th Session, Appendix to Senate Journal, 1858; 10th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1859; 10th Session, Appendix to Assembly Journal, 1859; 10th Session, Journal of Senate, 1859; 11th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1860; 11th Session, Journal of Senate, 1860; 11th Session, Appendix to Senate Journal, 1860; 12th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1861; 12th Session, Appendix to Assembly Journal, 1861; 12th Session, Journal of Senate, 1861; 12th Session, Appendix to Senate Journal, 1861; 13th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1862; 13th Session, Journal of Senate, 1862; 13th Session, two- volume appendix to Journals of Senate and Assembly, 1862; 14th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1863; 14th Session, Journal of Senate, 1863; 14th Session, single-volume appendix to Journals of Senate and Assembly, 1863; 15th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1864; 15th Session, Journal of Senate, 1864; 15th Session, single-volume appendix to Journals of Senate and Assembly, 1864. Many of these volumes are quite hard to come by. An almost complete run such as this would be well nigh impossible to assemble. GREENWOOD 167 (ref). WAGNER, CALIFORNIA IMPRINTS 148.

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        Laws, Joint Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Eighth Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Nebraska, Begun and Held at Omaha City, N. T., December 2, A. D., 1861, Together with The Constitution of the United States, and the Organic Law

      Omaha City: Taylor & McClure, Printers, 1864. First Edition. Three-quarter leather. Very good. 8vo. 200 pages. Recased. Errata slip between pages 42, 43. Rebound. Three-quarter brown leather with brownish marbled paper covered boards. New end sheets added in front and rear. Black leather title label on spine. Previous owner signature and location in Nebraska (difficult to transcribe) on front paste down. Laws include two sections: Organic Law and General Laws. Nebraska became the 37th state in 1867. Scarce. One copy located in OCLC from Yale University.

      [Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA]
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        L'Ami Fritz.

      Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie. 1864 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie. - 1864 - 341 pages. Ex-libris de L.D. (Lucien Descaves). Reliure demi chagrin marron. Dos lisse avec étiquette de titre. Couverture conservée. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-8°(20x13). Émile Erckmann (1822-1899) plus connu sous le nom de plume commun d'Erckmann-Chatrian qu’il partageait avec son ami Alexandre Chatrian (1826-1890). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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        Gesamtansicht ('Danzig, gesehen aus dem Schweinsköpfer Walde').

      - Lithographie v. E. Meyerheim im Litho. Inst. v. L. Sachse & Co. in Berlin b. Gerhard in Danzig, 1864, 28 x 32

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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        1864 Wisden Original Wrappers Exceptional Condition

      This 1864 Wisden is probably the finest Wisden that I have ever offered for sale. The book is entirely original and in quite exceptional condition. I've added a large number of photographs to illustrate the book. The book has had no restoration whatsoever and is entirely original. As can be seen from the photographs, the front and rear wrappers are flat and unmarked. There is a tiny chip to the bottom left hand corner of the rear wrapper. The spine is complete and has the year ""1864"" in ink to the spine. There is an ownership signature to the top of the front wrapper. The contents are complete, original and unmarked and in fine condition. I have shown this book to a couple of other Wisden dealers. Both expressed the view that this was the best 1864 that they had seen. It would be the cornerstone of any serious Wisden collection. The book will be fully insured in transit and obviously packed to a professional standard.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        Manuskriptkarte des Mitauschen Kronforstes in Kurland in Jelgawa - "Angefertigt im Jahre 1864 von dem dimittirten Forstrevisor Gouvernenments Secretaire L. Petry.".

      - aquarellierte Tuschefeder- und pinselzeichnung v. L. Petry, dat. 1864, 89,5 x 250 Prachtvolles großes Manuskript mit der Gegend um den Mitauschen Kronforst. - Mit Erklärung der Farben und Zeichen sowie dem Maßstab und 4 Insetkarten am Rand. - Verzeichnet sind die verschiedenen Güter (z.B. Gut Garrosen, Straumuiza / Traumhof, Strautnieki / Sorgenfrei, Enriettes muiza / Henriettesruhe, Ezerkalni / Bershof, Mezgailis / Meschgail) und Höfe sowie die unterschiedlichen Wälder entlang der Lielupe (Kurländische Aa) in der historischen Landschaft Semgallen (Zemgale). - Mittig Ozolnieki (dt. Paulsgnade).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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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!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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        ANCIENNE & NOUVELLE DISCIPLINE DE L'EGLISE - VOLUMES 7 VOLUMES : TOMES 1 à 7. VOIR SOMMAIRE EN DETAIL EN NOTICE. / COMPLET.

      BAR-LE-DUC, GUERIN L. ET CIE 1864 - R320085075: XXXI + 549 + 608 + 614 + 647 + 606 + 625 + 635 pages - Frontispice en noir et blanc en Tome Premier. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Auteur, titre, filets, tomaison dorés aux dos - Dos à 5 nerfs - Dos en cuir rouge. 3 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. SOMMAIRE : TOME 1 : Vie du P. homassin - Du 1er et du second ordre de Clercs + TOME 2 : Du second ordre des Clercs - Descongragations + TOME 3 : Des congrégations - Vocation et ordination des Clercs + TOME 4 : Vocztion et ordination des Clercs - De l"élecvtion des eveques - de la pluralité des bénéfices + TOME 5 : De la pluralité des bebefices + TOME 6 : Des bienjs temporels de l"Eglise + TOME 7 : dministration et usage des Biens Temporels de l"Eglise - Conclusion : Le droit canonique en France - Par le Dr André - Tables générales : 1° des matières par ordre alphabetique - 2° Des points traités par le Dr André. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 270-Histoire et géographie de l'Eglise [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TERRE & EN L'AIR MÉMOIRES DU GÉANT PAR NADAR Avec une Introduction par M. Babinet.

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1864. First edition. 12mo., (xii), 439 pp. Contemporary quarter red morocco gilt and marbled paper over boards. Faint thin dampstain to the blank top margin of the first 180 pages; light occasional foxing. A very good copy. SIGNED on the blank free endpaper, "Anatole Leblanc, membre de la Societe A'eronautique, 28 rue de la Victoire a Paris, Septembre 1870." Nadar took up photography in 1854, initially as a portraitist. In 1858 he took the first photographs from a balloon tethered near the Arc de Triomphe, and in 1863 he commissioned the building of his own balloon, Le Géant.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Secret Service or Recollections of a City Detective.

      8vo., recently bound in half speckled calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt with gilt rules. A very good copy. First edition. Andrew Forrester was among several English writers who, inspired by Charles Dickens's Police Articles of 1850, wrote detective reminiscences. "Most of these so-called real life diaries were thinly disguised fiction written by anonymous and pseudonymous hacks. Immensely popular and literally read to death, these revelations vanished into limbo: less than sixty different titles are known today" (Queen's Quorum). Sadeir, who supposedly put together the largest collection of these books, lists this title in XIX Century Victorian Fiction in the Detection, Criminology, Various Professional and Specialist 'Experiences' 1856-1884 section [no. 3531], noting that "The majority are nowadays so uncommon that their very existence is almost unknown." This title does indeed seem scarce with only 5 copies recorded, 3 in the UK (BL, National Library of Scotland, Oxford University) and 2 in the USA (Emory and UCLA). Quayle in The Collector's Book of Detective Fiction explains their rarity this. "Nearly all these minor novelists saw their work published in the cheap but handy format of a single volume 'yellow-back' binding of paper-covered boards. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to make a worthwhile collection of 'yellow-back' first editions of detective fiction published before the early 1870s. They constitute the most important and interesting class of 'yellow-back' literature published, and appeared during the best (and now much the rarest ) phase of 'yellow-back' production between the late 1850s and mid 1870s. Many titles, known through the medium of advertisements in other volumes, seem to have completely disappeared. During the first 50 or so years of their existence they were despised by book collectors and dealers alike. The fate of most that survived the first few years was to be pulped in salvage drives for wastepaper during World War I. The rest nearly all disappeared between the wars, and few even found a place in the bookseller's sixpence box. Another war and another salvage drive, and the species was almost extinct." Although not in its original 'yellow-back' format this is nevertheless a rare opportunity to acquire an early example of the detective novel.

      [Bookseller: Henry Southern Ltd.]
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        Knights of Pythias (scrapbook); The knights of Pythias Boston and The Official Pythian Lodge Directory 1909 (three works together)

      AZ - Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization and secret society founded in Washington, DC, on 19 February 1864. It was the first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an act of the United States Congress. Offered here is a marvelous scrapbook of the Knights of Pythias in Arizona by John M. Aitkens. John M Aitken was initiated in the Prescott Lodge April 23 1891. He served four terms as Master of Exchequer for the Prescott Lodge. He became a Past Chancellor January 1, 1893, and in 1894 was a representative to the Grand Lodge. In 1897 he transferred his membership to the Phoenix Lodge, of which he has been trustee since July 1, 1901. He was later unanimously elected Grand Chancellor and served from June 13, 1902 to May 15, 1903. His wife was Grand Chief Georgia W. Aitken, a native born Arizonan who whose parents were Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Weaver, both upstanding pioneers of Prescott. This book is filled with history on the Pythians of Arizona and its members from various cities across Arizona. Includes programs, dates and information on various conventions and Lodges, letters and photographs of lodge members dating 1894, 1896, 1902 and 1903. Also, a photograph of President McKinley greeting people at one of his stops while traveling through Arizona from the back of his Presidential train. There is an article about the only female Pythian, Miss Calanthe, visiting Phoenix. Offered together with two books title, The knights of Pythias Boston 1908 presented to J.M. Aitken, Arizona bound in a deep purple suede lettered in gilt and with the Pythian coat-of-arms and The Official Pythian Lodge Directory 1909, Tenth Year bound in green cloth lettered in gilt with the Pythian coat-of-arms. A fine collection.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA]
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        Städtewappen des österreichischen Kaiserstaates. Bd. I: Königreich Böhmen.

      Wien, k k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1864. - VI, 146 S., 37 Tafeln auf gestärkter Pappe. Brauner Original-Halblederband im Folioformat 31 x 26 cm mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern auf vier Zierbünden; Buchdeckel mit farblich passenden Bezügen und Lederecken; dreiseitiger Pfauenschnitt; farbige Vorsätze. Großformatiges, reich illustriertes Werk des Chronisten und Heraldikers Vincenz Robert Widimsky (1793 - 1865) über die Städtewappen des österreichischen Kaiserreiches. Von dem insgesamt vierbändigen Werke wird hier der Band I über das Königreich Böhmen angeboten. Enthalten sind 37 ganzseitige Farbtafeln mit zusammen 560 chromolithographierten Städtewappen; alle Tafeln geschützt durch eingebundene Seidenhemdchen. Den Wappentafeln vorgeschaltet ist eine kurze Einleitung sowie ein 146-seitiger Textteil mit 560 kurzen Monographien zur jeweiligen Stadtgeschichte. Der Großband in sehr gutem Zustand, kaum berieben, das Leder noch frisch wirkend. Tafeln teilweise etwas aus dem Schnitt ragend; Seiten partiell leicht randfleckig. In toto sehr gutes Exemplar dieses so seltenen Wappenbandes, der neben seinen farbenprächtigen Wappendarstellungen auch umfassenden Informationen zur böhmischen Orts- und Landesgeschichte bereithält. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        Illustrirtes Thierleben. Eine allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs von A. E. Brehm (Brehms Tierleben), 1. Auflage, Originalausgabe in Halbleder, 6 (sechs) Bände

      Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut, 1864 - 1869. Erste Auflage. Vollständiges Werk in 6 Bänden. Braune und schwarze Original-Halblederbände im klassischen Stil der Zeit mit vier Zierbünden, goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern. Deckel mit farblich angepaßten Bezugspapieren und Lederecken; braune und weiße Vorsätze. Mit Abbildungen, ausgeführt unter der Leitung von R. Kretschmer. Bd. 1: 696 S., 1864; Bd. 2: Erste Abtheilung. Die Säugethiere. Zweite Hälfte: Beutelthiere und Nager, Zahnarme, Hufthiere und Seesäugethiere, 904 S., 1865; Bd. 3: Zweite Abtheilung. Die Vögel. Erste Hälfte: Knaacker und Fänger, 970 S., 1866; Bd. 4: Zweite Abtheilung. Die Vögel. Zweite Hälfte: Späher, Läufer und Schwimmer, 1036 S., 1867; Bd. 5: Dritte Abtheilung. Kriechthiere, 841 S., 1869; Bd. 6: Leben der Insekten, Tausendfüßler und Spinnenthiere von E. L. Taschenberg und Oskar Schmidt, 1109 S., 1869. Mit zahlreichen ganzseitigen Illustrationen sowie Illustrationen im Text. An der Erstausgabe der berühmten Brehm-Enzyklopädie werden unter anderem die sehr originellen Tierdarstellungen geschätzt. Leder bei allen Bänden in sehr guter Erhaltung, frisch wirkend; bei Bd. 6 Gelenke buchbinderisch instandgesetzt; Deckelbezüge etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen; Seiten partiell etwas fleckig (nicht durchgehend), wenige Seiten etwas stärker. Gutes, in der Rückenansicht sehr schönes Exemplar dieser sehr gesuchten Erstausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Tiere Tierleben Tierlexikon Natur Naturenzyklopädie Enzyklopädie Brehms Erstausgabe Erstauflage

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        THE LOYAL ROAD TO PEACE, AND THE DISLOYAL ROAD TO RUIN. PRESIDENT LINCOLN ON DEMOCRATIC STRATEGY.

      [np:. 1864]. 4pp, folded, caption title [as issued]. Light wear, Very Good. Judge Mills reports on his interview with President Lincoln. Lincoln explained that a Democratic victory would destroy the Union: "There are now in the service of the United States near 200,000 able-bodied colored men, most of them under arms, defending and acquiring Union territory. The Democratic strategy demands that these forces be disbanded, and that the masters be conciliated by restoring them to slavery." Mills thus "saw that the President was not a mere joker, but a man of deep convictions." Pages 3-4 demonstrate that the Democrats' platform, declaring the War a failure, has won the support of Jefferson Davis. Monaghan 331. OCLC 4774021 [9] [as of October 2014]. Not in Bartlett, LCP, or Sabin.

      [Bookseller: David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books ]
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        Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies [Shakespeare As Put Forth in 1623. A Reprint of]

      London: Lionel Booth, 1864. Hard Cover. Folio, 415mm x 265mm; 3/4 leather over marbled boards, marbled end papers; a reprint of the first folio of 1623. A Shakespeare postage stamp and a couple of catalogue descriptions on front pastedown. Printed on laid paper. A bit of wear at tips, spine is without chips or tears; Bookplate of Shakespeare collector and scholar, Jerry Melton and his signature on FEP. A very good unsophisticated copy.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Our Mutual Friend

      London: Chapman and Hall. Very Good. FIRST EDITION in book form of one of Dickens's greatest works. IN RARE PUBLISHER'S MOROCCO BINDING. "For Our Mutual Friend [Dickens] reverted to his traditional form of publication in twenty monthly numbers (May 1864-December 1865) and at first felt 'quite dazed,' he told Wilkie Collins, by the return to 'the large canvas and the big brushes' (ibid., 10.346). The illustrator chosen for the work was the orphaned son of an old artist friend, young Marcus Stone, who worked in the sentimental-realist style of 1860s book illustration, quite different from the caricatural style of Cruikshank and Browne. The novel with its panoramic treatment of contemporary society, complex plotting, scathing social satire, and masterly emblematic art recalls both Bleak House and Little Dorrit. It differs from these predecessors in a number of important ways, however. Most notably, both of the love stories at the heart of the book (the earlier novels each have only one main love story) end on a very positive note, neither involving retreat from the city as in the case of Esther and Alan Woodcourt in Bleak House, nor yielding themselves up to it as in the case of Little Dorrit and Arthur Clennam in Dorrit. Our Mutual Friend had a mixed reception (the young Henry James's harshly dismissive review in The Nation is notorious), but its stock has risen dramatically in recent years, and it is now generally regarded as one of his very greatest works" (DNB). First edition. Complete with 40 illustrations (20 plates per volume) engraved by Dalziel Brothers and W.T. Green. London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. Octavo, publisher's deluxe morocco, gilt-ruled and blind-stamped boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Two volumes. Some scuffing to binding extremities. Text and plates exceptionally clean. An exquisite set, very rare in publisher's morocco.

      [Bookseller: The Manhattan Rare Book Company]
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        Brehms Thierleben / Tierleben, Erstausgabe, 6 Bände, 1864-1869

      Bibliographisches Institut 1864-1869, Hildburghausen - (Brehm, Alfred Edmund) Illustriertes Thierleben. Eine allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs von A. E. Brehm. Erstausgabe (1. Auflage). 6 Bände. Hildburghausen, Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1864-1869. Sehr seltene, vollständige Erstausgabe von Brehms Tierleben. Original-Halbledereinbände. Schwarze Rücken mit Goldprägungen. Format ca. 25,5 x 19 cm. Einband von Band 6 abweichend: hellbrauner Lederrücken mit vier Bünden & Goldprägungen. Wie auch den 12 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, sind die Ledereinbände berieben & die Goldverzierungen großteils verblasst. Der Papierbezug der Buchdeckel ebenfalls mit Bereibung sowie gelegentlich fleckig. Der Buchschnitt in sehr gutem Zustand. An den Rückenkanten von Band 2, 3 & 4 kleine Fehlstellen, nicht gravierend. Vier Außengelenke mit einem Einriss an der unteren oder oberen Kante, der größte 5 cm; ein Außengelenk mittig ca. 12 cm aufgeplatzt. Band 6 weist einen größeren Einriss & eine kleinere Fehlstelle an der Rückenkante auf. Innen alles vollständig, keine fehlenden Tafeln. Kein unangenehmer Geruch. Abklatsch der Lederecken auf den inneren Deckeln. Auf den vorderen & hinteren Seiten Fleckigkeit, Band 6 durchgängig, die übrigen Bände ansonsten nur gelegentlich mal etwas fleckig. In den fünf einheitlich gebundenen Büchern, ein sehr schönes ExLibris (s. Bild 4 in der Galerie). In drei Bänden ist das Papier der inneren Buchdeckel mittig gerissen (einmal ein kleines Stück, zweimal über die ganze Buchlänge, so dass bei letzteren die Fadenbindung zu sehen ist & einmal der letzte fliegende Vorsatz fehlt). Auch hier weicht Band 6 in der Qualität ab: eine Doppelseite fast lose, Titelblatt & eine Seite lose, letzte Seite (Übersicht Illustrationen) wurde fachmännisch ausgebessert, ein Teil des Textes fehlt aber dennoch; hinterer fliegender Vorsatz mit handschriftlichen Eintragungen in alter Schrift (Aufzählung der Geburten von fünf Kindern mit Namen, Daten & teils Todeszeitpunkten). 12000 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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