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        Österreichs Holzpflanzen. - Plantae Lignosae Imperii Austriaci. Eine auf genaue Berücksichtigung der Merkmale der Laubblätter gegründete floristische Besarbeitung aller im österreichischen Kaiserstaate wild wachsenden oder häufig cultivirten Bäume, Sträucher und Halbsträucher.

      Wien, Staatsdruckerei 1864 - XXVIII, 524 SS., 1 Bl. und je 1 Blatt vor S. IX und 429. Mit 1640 Blattabdrücken in Naturselbstdruck auf 79 Tafeln, 1 Maßstabtafel und zahlreichen Textillustrationen. Folio. Ln.bd.d.Zt. mit Rt. Nissen, BBI 1555. - Pritzel 7241. - Fischer, Naturselbstdrucke (in Gutenberg-Jb), Nr. 78. - Österr.Lex I, 68. - Einzige Ausgabe des Werkes über Laubblätter mit der Anwendung des von Alois Auer von Welsbach (1813 - 1869) erfundenen Naturselbstdruckes. Die Herstellung von Abdrucken nach Naturgegenständen war schon bekannt, Auer gelang jedoch durch die Verwendung der Galvanoplastik die entscheidende Vollendung dieser Technik. - Vereinzelt minimal stockfleckig, Kanten etwas bestoßen, ansonsten gutes Exemplar!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Andreas Moser]
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        THE LAKE OF KUGSSUAK AT TASERMIUT, GREENLAND. [with:] KAJUTAKS - FJELD I GODTHAABS FJORD

      [Godthaab, 1864. Mounted on board. Minor edge wear. Faint dampstain on second title. Color generally bright and clean. Very good. Archivally matted, protected with Mylar sheet. Two superlative early lithographs by Greenland's first professional lithographer, Lars Møller. The lithographs were done as part of a series of Greenland landscapes, and were based on original artwork by the father of Greenlandic printing, Hinrich Rink. "These lithographs depict different Greenland landscapes...The young Lars Møller did them immediately after returning from his eight months period of training in Denmark, and they are therefore the handsome result of his newly acquired craft. They are, too, the best work he ever did, for after this his work slowly and gradually goes downhill, perhaps because he lacked inspiration and competition. Nevertheless his work as a craftsman and lithographer was of immense and immeasurable importance for two generations of his picture-starved countrymen...The pictures were on sale in the Greenland shops...Since some of the pictures are provided not only with a Danish and Greenlandic caption they may have been used as presents to be sent abroad or possibly even sold abroad" - Oldendow. Consistent with Oldendow's description, the present pairing represents well both Møller's talent and Greenland's dynamic landscape. The first image, presumably the original of which Rink signed, since his initials are reproduced in the lower left corner, shows the serene Lake Kugssuak against a backdrop of mountains. The second, captioned in Danish and Greenlandic, shows Godthaab's famous fjord. Together they offer a wonderful showcase of Møller's nascent skill. Two of the best early lithographs by a native Greenlander, indicative of an ambitious and increasingly influential press.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Walk Across Africa. Domestic Scenes from my Nile Journal.

      Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1864. Erste Ausgabe. - XVIII, 452 S., 1 separate gefaltete Karte (als Farbkopie) Sehr seltenes Exemplar der ersten Ausgabe ! Sprache: Deutsch Leinen, geringe Gebrauchsspuren [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steeler Antiquariat]
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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES OISEAUX D'EUROPE (PASSEREAUX); PAINTES PAR PAUQUET

      Librairie F.Savy, 77, boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris 1864 - Edizione: Deuxième édition revue et corrigée . Pagine: 132+80+3+XII . Illustrazioni: 80 Planches représentant 200 sujets peintes d'après nature gravées sur acier et coloriées avec soin. Imprimerie Geny-Gros. 32 Figures en noir sur planches . Formato: 8° . Rilegatura: Cartonato telato bordeaux seconda metà del Novecento con titoli in oro al dorso. . Stato: Buono . Caratteristiche: Freschissimo il volume e freschissime le tavole. Colori molto vivaci. . Note epoca: Data stimata

      [Bookseller: Libreria Scripta Manent]
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        Gesamtans., ". aus dem Schweinsköpfer Walde".

      - Lithographie v. L. Sachse & Co n. Meyerheim b. Gerhardsche Buchhandlung, 1864, 24,5 x 31,7 Selten, nicht bei Bott/Holzamer.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        THE INVINCIBLE IRON CLADS! ENGAGEMENT OF LEM HOWARD, THE CELEBRATED NEGRO DELINEATOR AND MICKY WARREN, THE RENOWNED COMEDIAN FROM NEW YORK: ASSISTED BY THE CELEBRATED BAND, 2d BRIG., 1st DIV., 20th A.C. SATURDAY EVENING, NOV. 5th, 1864

      [Atlanta, 1864. Small chip to top right corner, some folds and light creasing. Very good. A rare entertainment broadside for a minstrel show for the Union Army just days before Sherman's March to the Sea during the Civil War. It was likely printed on a field press by the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps of Sherman's Army. Under the command of Major General Thomas H. Ruger, the brigade took part in the invasion of Georgia and the seige of Atlanta, which they occupied from early September to mid-November 1864. This performance, which took place with their band participating, occurred around the time they were mustered out. Sherman and his army left Atlanta in ruins on November 15, to begin their "March to the Sea." The "Iron Clads" was the nickname of Samuel M. Sharpley's "Iron Clad Minstrels" formed in 1862. Based in New York City, they were traveling the length of the country, from Buffalo to New Orleans in 1864, according to an advertisement in the NEW YORK CLIPPER on May 28, 1864. Mickey Warren, "a Negro impersonator," no doubt the same as the rest of the troupe, was one of several free-lance performers that appeared with Sharpley. Tommy Pell, listed here, was another. Also listed on the program are Harry Sheppard, Jakey Canning, Prof. Wentworth, and Master Eddy, with top billing going to Lem Howard, naturally. Rare, with only one copy in OCLC, at Duke.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        ALBUM PALLIERE ESCENAS AMERICANAS REDUCCION DE CUADROS, AQUARELLES, Y BOSQUEJOS

      Buenos Aires, 1864. Oblong folio. Contemporary half black morocco and cloth boards, title stamped in gilt on front cover, spine gilt. Head and foot of spine heavily worn and tearing, hinges and corners lightly worn. Contemporary armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Tissue guards with some foxing, but plates generally quite clean. Good plus. A very rare album of South American scenes, originally drawn by León Pallière and finely printed as lithographic plates in Buenos Aires by J. Pelvilain. The plates include views and portraits of local inhabitants in Argentina (30), Brazil (2), Uruguay (2), and Chile (2). Pallière, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1823 to French parents, travelled to France as a young child and eventually studied art there under F.E. Picot. He continued his artistic training in South America from 1848 to 1850 and in Europe from 1850 to 1855. He then returned to South America, travelling for the next decade in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, and Bolivia, and producing the images found in this volume. The views consist primarily of rural scenes, and many of these images portray local inhabitants in a variety of activities. These illustrations and the other images of the native and mestizo population represent a variety of local types and occupations including Indians; rural and urban mestizo laborers; middle and upper class women in a theatre gallery and in church; working men in pulperias; black men and women at a market in Bahia; gauchos; soldiers (apparently rural conscripts); and even a surveyor in the countryside. A number of the lithographs focus on life in the country - on the plains, in camp, and at home. One such image, of a couple standing outside a straw house, includes a ten-line romantic poem by R. Gutierrez. Though a full album is comprised of fifty-two plates and a titlepage, this album does not appear to be missing anything and was likely bound this way originally. A marvelous album, extremely rare; no copies on OCLC.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Geologischer Theil, 2 Bände (in jeweils 2 Abtheilungen, gebunden in 3 Bänden).

      Wien, Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1864 - 1866. Original-Broschuren im Format 31 x 24 cm im zugehörigen Schuber. Tafeln überwiegend auf verstärkten (pappigen) Seiten. Geologischer Teil der Berichtsserie über die von der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien initiierten Forschungs-Weltreise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara unter dem Kommando des Kommodore Bernhard von Wüllerstorf-Urbair, der von namhaften wissenschaftlern wie unter anderem dem Geologen Ferdinand von Hochstetter und dem Zoologen Georg von Frauenfeld begleitet wurde. Es handelte sich um die erste Weltumsegelung eines deutschsprachig geführten Schiffes. Ausgiebige geologische Untersuchungen, insbesondere auf der Sankt-Paul-Insel, den Nikobaren und auf Neuseeland schufen wesentliche Grundlagen für die künftige geologische Erforschung dieser Weltregion. Insbesondere die durch Hochstetter vorgenommenen Kartierungen und Lagerstättenuntersuchungen in Neuseeland schufen Voraussetungen für die spätere durch, der bis zum Oktober 1859 in Neuseeland blieb, gaben den Startpunkt für die spätere genauere geologische Erforschung dieses Landes. Die während der Expedition vorgenommenen meereskundlichen Untersuchungen, insbesondere im südlichen Pazifik, erbrachten zukunftsweisende Forschungsergebnisse auf den Gebieten der Ozeanographie und Hydrographie. Neben einer dreibändigen allgemeinen Reisebeschreibung wurden die wissenschaftlich-fachlichen Ergebnisse der Reise in mehreren großformatigen, reich illustrierten Fachbänden präsentiert, die allerdings nur in wenigen Exemplaren erschienen und heute sehr selten sind. Der hier vorliegenden \"Geologische Theil\" teilt sich in zwei Bände mit jeweils zwei Abteilungen: Erster Band (2 Abteilungen in 2 Bänden): Erste Abtheilung: Geologie von Neu-Seeland. Von Dr. Ferdinand von Hochstetter. XLVI, 274 S. sowie Kartenanhang. Enthalten sind 6 teilweise mehrfach gefaltete geologische Karten in Farbendruck, 4 Lithographien, eine Kupferstich-Tafel, zwei Chromolithographien sowie 66 Holzschnitt-Illustrationen im Text. Zweite Abtheilung: Paläontologie von Neu-Seeland. Redigirt von Dr. Ferdinand von Hochstetter, Dr. Moritz Hörnes und Franz Ritter von Hauer. 318 S. Mit XXVI lithographierten Tafeln (auf Pappe) im Anhang. Zweiter Band (2 Abteilungen in einem Band): Erste Abtheilung: Geologische Betrachtungen. XIV, 162 S Mit 5 teils farbigen, teils ausfaltbaren Tafeln (darunter eine Chromolithographie) und 33 Holzschnitten. Zweite Abtheilung: Paläontologische Mittheilungen. S. 163 - 268. Mit VIII lithographierten Tafeln im Anhang. Umschlagseiten leicht angestaubt, Rückenpapier partiell etwas berieben bzw. rissig. Schuber etwas geklebt. Seiten sauber und überwiegend fleckenfrei (allenfalls wenige Seiten etwas fleckig). Tafeln und Karten durchweg in gutem bis sehr gutem Zustand. Gutes Exemplar dieses seltenen, wertvoll illustrierten Expeditions- und Forschungsberichtes. Zahlreiche weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Ozeanographie Geologie Länderkunde Neuseeland Weltreise Weltumseglung Expedition Forschung Hydrographie.

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        TA., Grüne Tor mit der Grünen Brücke,.

      - Lithographie v. L. Sachse & Co n. Meyerheim b. Gerhardsche Buchhandlung, 1864, 24,5 x 32 Selten, nicht bei Bott/Holzamer. - Blick über die Mottlau.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. („I. Moscheles").

      Leipzig, 22. Juni 1864. - 1¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen Fritz, d. i. der Dirigent, Musikpädagoge und Komponist Friedrich Gernsheim (1839–1916): „Du wirst gewiß schon von Härtels [d. i. der Musikverlag Breitkopf & Härtel] erfahren haben daß ich bey ihnen Dein Op:3 Quartett mit David [d. i. Ferdinand David, 1810–1873] Herrman [!; d. i. Hermann Härtel, 1803–1875] u. [ein dritter Name unleserlich] probirt habe. Die Schwierigkeiten desselben haben mir weniger Mühe gemacht als die verschrobene Notenschrift Deiner Kopisten, die ich oft verdeutlicht hatte ehe ich es wagen konnte daraus zu spielen [hierzu am Rande eine Anmerkung: „Meine Frau u. Nichte Fräul. Emily Witt (aus Hamburg) waren zugegen. Meine Clara war in Teplitz."] Die Komposition zeigt einen großen Fortschritt in Deinem Kompositions Talent. Du schreibst mit vieler Gewandheit in der Manier von R. Schumann, aber auch die Schatten Seite oft nachahmend, indem Du durch kontrapunktische Künstlichkeit, die einfach melodische Phrasirung die zum Gemüthe führt bey Seite setzt. Diesen Wink mußt Du von Deinem alten Lehrer hinnehmen, der Dir ein gehöriges Maß von ansprechenden Gedanken und künstlerischer Ausführung empfiehlt [.]". – Friedrich Gernsheim (1839–1916) hatte als hochbegabtes „Wunderkind" mit 13 Jahren das Leipziger Konservatorium besucht, wo er von Ignaz Moscheles und Louis Plaidy (Klavier), Ferdinand David und Raimund Dreyschock (Violine), Moritz Hauptmann und Ernst Friedrich Richter (Kontrapunkt), Julius Rietz (Komposition) und Franz Brendel (Musikgeschichte) unterrichtet worden war. Später war Gernsheim u. a. Professor am Kölner Konservatorium, Direktor der Musikschule und Leiter der Maatschappij in Rotterdam, Dirigent des Sternschen Gesangsvereins und Lehrer am gleichnamigen Konservatorium in Berlin und wirkte seit 1897 als Dirigent der Eruditio musica in Rotterdam. „Sein kompositorisches Werk umfaßt vorwiegend Kammermusik, Symphonien, die Ouvertüre ‚Waldmeisters Brautfahrt’ und Chorwerke" (DBE). – Auf Briefpapier mit gepr. Monogramm.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        Bilder-Atlas zur wissenschaftlich-populären Naturgeschichte der Fische in ihren sämmtlichen Hauptformen. Enthaltend 193 Abbildungen.

      Wien, K.k. Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei, 1864. 4°. Titelblatt + 79 Tafeln [ca. 24 x 31 cm]. Priv. Lwd. der Zeit. Mit allen 79 Tafeln, größtens Teil altkoloriert bzw. silberfarbengehöht. Vgl. Nissen ZBI, 1390a. - Stockfleckig, St. a. T., Ebd. fleckig u. berieben, R. m. hinterlegter Aufplatzung, Gbrsp. - Fitzinger, (1802 - 1884), begann nach dem Abbruch des Medizinstudiums an der Univ. Wien 1816 eine Lehre in der Hofapotheke, wechselte 1817 ins Hofnaturalienkabinett und wurde 1821 Beamter bei den Niederösterreichischen Landständen, 1844 Kustosadjunkt am Hofnaturalienkabinett. Seit 1856 war F. Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina. 1862 übernahm er die Leitung eines privaten Zoologischen Gartens in München, 1863-66 des neuerrichteten Pester Zoos. F. war ein Fisch- und Reptilienkenner und erwarb sich Verdienste um die naturhistorischen Sammlungen. Neben zahlreichen zoologischen Abhandlungen veröffentlichte er eine Wissenschaftlich-populäre Naturgeschichte der Säugetiere in ihren sämtlichen Hauptformen (6 Bde., 1855-63). Wobei er anscheinend das Manuskript Hemprichs für die Reptilien und Amphibien verwendete, ohne auf dessen Autorenschaft hinzuweisen (NDB VIII, 514f.). (DBE) Versand D: 7,00 EUR Biologie

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        TA., Krahntor mit der Langen Brücke.

      - Lithographie v. L. Sachse & Co n. Meyerheim b. Gerhardsche Buchhandlung, 1864, 24,5 x 32 Selten, nicht bei Bott/Holzamer. - Dek. Blatt mit schöner Staffage.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Zwei eigenh. Briefe m. U.

      Wien, 16. II. 1864 bzw. undatiert (14. X.). - 3 bzw. 2 SS., deutsch und französisch, kl.-8vo. An einen ungenannten Freund und einen Herrn über eine geplante französische Übersetzung seiner Reisebeschreibung: "Durch S. Exzellenz den öst. Gesandten in Brüssel bin ich von Ihrem Wunsche die Reisebeschreibung der Fregatte Novara in die französische Sprache zu übersetzen, in Kenntnis gesetzt worden. Als Autor dieses Werkes könnte mir nicht willkommener seyn, als daß eine solche Aufgabe von einer so fähigen und ausgezeichneten Hand gelöst werde [.]".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Colton's New Topographical Map of the States of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, showing also eastern Tennessee, and parts of other adjoining states; all the Fortifications, Military Stations, Rail Roads, Common Roads and other internal improvements [Cover reads: Colton's Map of the States of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware...]

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1864. Brown pebbled cloth cover stamped in blind and gilt is in pristine condition. 82 x 110 cm unfolded; 10 x 16 cm folded. Full original hand coloring on onion-skin paper. Very Good. Professionally repaired tear around section attaching to the board, and extending beneath the cartouche (hardly noticeable from the front), minor spotting beneath the cartouche. A highly important folding pocket map to be used in the field during the Civil War, in extraordinary condition. LC Civil War Maps 48.2. OCLC lists only five locations for the 1864 edition: LC, Yale, Penn State, Library of Virginia and Wake Forest. Americana Exchange records only one auction record in the last 15 years, and only two before that.

      [Bookseller: Blue Whale Books, ABAA]
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        TA., Schloß m. Teilansicht.

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Groschwitz n. Sachs, 1864, 16,5 x 24

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        [AMERICAN CARD ALBUM]

      [Boston, 1864. Quarto. Cloth boards, neatly rebacked in leather. A bit of occasional light foxing on the cards, but on the whole quite clean and the colors bright. Very good. A collector's album for Louis Prang's series of chromolithographic cards. Prang issued these pictorial cards on a variety of subjects, ranging from nature scenes and other natural subjects to comical figures. There were also series of cards illustrating maxims from Benjamin Franklin's "Poor Richard," as well as beautiful views of Niagara Falls. The thematic cards came in packs of twelve, and scrapbook albums such as these were made to mount and display the cards. Each album leaf holds twelve cards, which are mounted on facing leaves to display twenty-four cards at once. This album has a total of thirty-eight leaves of cards from nineteen separate series, for a total of 455 cards. Cards in this album include "Niagara Falls"; "Winter Landscapes"; "Wildflowers" Parts 1 and 2; "Roses"; "Flowers" Parts 1 and 2; "Sea Mosses" Parts 1 and 2; "Wood Mosses" Parts 1 and 2; "Language of Flowers" (lacks 1 card); "Butterflies and Moths of America" Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4; "Fruit and Flowers" Parts 1 and 2; "Autumn Leaves" Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5; "Summer Landscapes"; "American Birds" Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4; "Hummingbirds" Parts 1 and 2; "Life of Childhood" Parts 1 and 2; "Vessels"; "Pilgrim's Progress" Parts 1 and 2; "Maxims of Poor Richard" Parts 1 and 2; and "Funny Characters." A large collection of these beautiful cards, issued by America's leading chromolithographer.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Outillage typographique ... catalogue et prix courants.

      1864. BOILDIEU, firm, Paris. Outillage typographique ... catalogue et prix courants. Two parts in one volume. 2 ff., 38 pp., 1 f (Table); 2 ff., 71, [1] pp. 4to., 305 x 240 mm, bound in original brown publisher's cloth, original colour-tinted lithograph wrappers bound in. Paris: Boildieu, 1864 [-1868]. |~||~||~||~||~| Complete in both parts of this appealing printer's trade catalogue, profusely illustrated throughout with woodcut illustrations (some full- and double-page) of printing presses, stereotyping machines, composing cases, and printing materials of every possible description. Once a giant typographic supplier in Paris, the Boildieu firm has been all but forgotten and is now represented only by the series of catalogues it issued. None of the bibliographies consulted by us mention the second part of 1868. RLIN lists only the 1878 "Catalogue" (Harvard and Princeton only). Spine slightly defective; some foxing; minor wear to binding extremities, but a very good copy. Bigmore & Wyman I, 70. Catalogue of ATFC Library I, 287. Not in St. Bride Library Catalogue.

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        Anleitung zum Wasserbau. Nach den vorzüglichsten und neuesten Quellen bearbeitet. 3 Teile in 2 Bänden.

      Stuttgart, Hoffmann, 1864-65. - (26 x 20,5 cm). (8) 133 S./ 147 S./ 276 S. Mit 108 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln. Halblederbände der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - Das umfassende Werk für den praktischen Hydrotechniker enthält in Band 1 den Strombau, in Band 2 die Stau-Anlagen, Zisternen, Brunnen, artesische Brunnen und Wasserleitungen sowie in Band 3 die Be- und Entwässerungen, Kanal- und Kammerschleusenbau, Fundierungen und Seebau. - H. von Chiolich-Löwensberg (1825-1907) war Professor für Baukunst in Venedig und später an der Technischen Militärakademie in Hermannstadt. - Vorsätze gestempelt. Vorderer Vorsatz des Tafelbandes im Falz gebrochen. Einbände leicht bestoßen. Insgesamt sauber und gut erhalten. - Österr. Biogr. Lex. I, 563. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        A FREE PASS. ENTITLING THE HOLDER TO THE TENDER MERCIES OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL PURIFYING ASSOCIATION, WHO WILL GUARANTEE TO CLEANSE EVERY PARTICLE OF COPPERHEADISM FROM OUR NATURE - SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO VOTE FOR AN HONEST MAN WITHOUT PREJUDICE [caption title]

      [N.p., 1864. Negligible wear and soiling. Fine. Political cartoon broadside from the 1864 presidential election, poking fun at the Copperheads - Northern Democrats who opposed the Civil War and called for an immediate peace with the Confederacy. "Copperheadism," as the broadside terms it, traces its origins to a pre- war secret society, the Knights of the Golden Circle, a group which favored the expansion of slavery. The broadside's illustration mocks the Copperheads by portraying them as feeble enactors of quasi-Masonic rituals. The "pass" is illustrated with a woodcut depicting "The Purifying Process," showing blindfolded Copperheads going through a bizarre initiation to purge their anti-war tendencies - blanket tossing, dunking, obstacle courses, etc. At the center of the cartoon is a depiction of a Masonic-like altar and coffin. A strange war-time appeal to voters to vote in favor of the Union and uphold the Constitution. Two copies located in OCLC, at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Lincoln Memorial University. Scarce and ephemeral.

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        Der Amerikanische Continent, Topographische und Eisenbahn-Karte der Verein. Staaten, Britische Besitzungen, Westindien, Mexico und Central-Amerika. Aus den besten Quellen zusammengesetzt. Published by C. Lubrecht, 12 Frankfort Street, New York.

      New York, Lubrecht & Co., 1864. 32 Segmente auf Leinen aufgezogen [ingesamt ca. 95 x 120,5 cm]. Erste Aufl. Titelei in Deutsch, Text in Englisch. Altkoloriert. Vgl. Phillips Maps of America, p. 912; Karrow 1-1654; vgl. Modelski 53 (1872 larger Haasis & Lubrecht ed.). - Hds. Ergänzungen auf der Karte (Census, Liste der amerikan. Präsidenten sowie Wyoming), Randläsuren, tlw. Leinen eingerissen, leicht stock- bzw. wasserfleckig, Gbrsp. - Colored cerographic map with several reference tables, one showing the absolute lack of standardization of time over the country. Relief shown by hachures. Inset map: Central America. Scale [ca. 1:11,000,000]. Includes time and distance table, list of Presidents, 1860 population statistics, and explanation of British American possessions. - German edition published in 1864. (Karrow 1-1655). In English: 1st edition, 1864. 2nd edition was 1865, another edition in 1869 (Karrow 1-1683). Inset of Central America, text on top of map describing British American Possessions, Time Tables, and U.S. Census for 1860. Later, this map became the more elaborate 1871 \"American Union Railroad Map of the United States...\" by Hassis & Lubrecht, also published by D.L. Gurnsey. The Proposed transcontinental railroad is shown going south of Salt Lake City, Wyoming is still part of Dakota, and a Proposed Southern Pacific Railroad runs from Fort Smith to Sacramento. Full color by state. - Rosa war ein ehemaliger Oberist des 46. New York State Volunteer Regiment. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Americana; Pläne u. Karten

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        [PRINTED BROADSIDE, SIGNED BY PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN, APPOINTING ARTHUR B. CARPENTER TO THE RANK OF FIRST LIEUTENANT]

      Washington, 1864. Old fold lines. Minor soiling and wear. Very good. Attractive engraved broadside, completed in manuscript and signed by President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, appointing Arthur B. Carpenter to the rank of first lieutenant in the Nineteenth Regiment of Infantry in the Union Army. Carpenter survived the Civil War and was promoted to captain, serving with Philip Sheridan in the Indian wars on the western frontier. With the embossed seal of the War Department and contemporary docketing near the top. Very nice and framed for display.

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        Dialogue aux Enfers entre Machiavel et Montesquieu ou la Politique de Machiavel au XIXe Siècle, par un Contemporain.

      Bruxelles, A. Mertens et Fils 1864 - 18.5 x 11.5 cm, III, 537 p., erste BL. locker, Bleistiftanstreichungen, beriebener Or - Einband, Ecken gering läd. und bestossen, gold. geprägt. Rückentitel, Name auf Vorsatz

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        Histoire de la Grèce, depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à la fin de la Génération Contemporaine d'Alexandre Le Grand. Traduit de l'anglais par A.-L. Sadous. Seule édition française autorisée par l'auteur. Avec Cartes et Plans.

      Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie 1864-1867, Paris - 19 vol. in-8, tables, index (tome XIX), demi-toile bleue (reliure de l'époque). Première édition française dans la traduction d'Alfred de Sadous. L'édition originale anglaise a paru en douze volumes à Londres, de 1846 à 1856. L'historien anglais George Grote (1794-1871), lié à Bentham et John Mill, fondateurs de l'école du radicalisme philosophique représenté par la Westminster Review dont il fut le collaborateur, se retira en 1843 de la banque et de la politique pour se consacrer à ses travaux sur la Grèce antique. « The work was received with universel acclamation, translated into French and German, and shaped the European conception of classical Hellas throughout the nineteen century. Grote's idealistic over-estimation of democraty and his neglect of social and economic factors eventually killed the book. It still remains a monument of Victorian scholarship, and the source of the ideal of the noble and the good which colored the Victorian tradition of political and educational thought » (PMM). 14 plans et cartes hors-texte. Printing and the Mind of Man, 507, pour l'édition originale ; Blackmer, 1284, pour la quatrième édition anglaise de 1862. Très bon exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Less than four months before he was killed at Yellow Tavern, J.E.B. Stuart writes out a pass to a physician's family to cross the lines at the Rapidan River, Virginia

      Northern Virginia, January 30, 1864. 8.5" x 5". "Civil War date Autograph Document Signed, ""J.E.B. Stuart, Major Gen'l Comd'g,"" 1 page, 7.75"" x 5"", ""Head Quarters Cavalry Corps Army of Northern Virginia,"" January 30, 1864, a pass issued to ""any member of Dr. Grinman's family,"" to pass across the lines. Partial separations at folds, and minor marginal losses repaired, light soiling, expertly clean and restored, else very good condition. Stuart writes in full: ""The pickets on the Rapidan will permit any member of Dr. Grinman's family who presents this, to pass across the river & back till further orders."" Less than four months after he penned this pass, Stuart would be fatally wounded at the Battle of Yellow Tavern on May 11 by a John A. Huff, a member of the 5th Michigan cavalry. Stuart died the next day at age thirty-one. Robert E. Lee is reported to have said he could hardly keep from weeping at the mention of Stuart's name. Only a week later Huff would be wounded at Hawes' Shop, Virginia. Lingering for nearly a month, Huff died of his wounds at Cold Harbor, Virginia on June 23, 1864 (American Civil War Research Database). "

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        Bienfaisance" originale Mezzotinto-Radierung ca.57x43,5cm (Darstellung/image size) auf Kunstdruck-Karton/strong paper (69x52cm) von Philipp Hermann Eichens (1813 in Berlin - 1886 in Paris) nach einem Gemälde von Dubufe;

      - unterhalb der Darstellung typographisch betitelt, bezeichnet und datiert; Goupil Paris 1864 [Das großformatige und feine Blatt am linken unteren Rand mit geglätteter und teilweise hinterlegter Knickfalte die etwa 10cm in die Darstellung reicht. Blattränder minimal stockfleckig.]

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        Reise Der Oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara Um Die Erde (Vol. 1-2)

      White Lotus, Wien 1864 - Reise Der Oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara Um Die Erde (Vol. 1-2) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de la Société Académique de Boulogne-sur-Mer.

      - Tome 1 (1864-65). Tome 2, 2e partie, 1866-67). Tome 3 (1868-70) 2 vol. Tome 4 (1870-72) 288 pp. (Essai sur l'histoire de Boulogne sur Mer pendant la première moitié du XVIIIe siècle par E. Magnier). Tome 5 (1873), 2 vol. Tome 6 1er fasc. (1876-78). T [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Nach amtlichen Quellen.

      Verlag der königleichen geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei (R.v. Decker), Berlin 1864-1873. 4 Bände, 350 - 450 S. je Band mit zusammen 48 Photolithograpien und 4 gefalteten farbig lith. Karten, 4°, Original-Leinen vergoldetem Rückentitel (Band 1), Original-Broschur (Bände 3+4), Band 2 als broschiertes Faksimile, Außendeckel von Band 4 mit 11 Zentimeter langem Einriss, Bände 3+4 unaufgeschnitten, innen nur vereinzelt gering braunfleckig, insgesamt gutes und sauberes Exemplar, Henze II, 185. Band 2 mit 12 Tafeln erschien als Faksimile im Zeller Verlag, Osnabrück. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Asien, China, Expeditionen, Geographie, Japan, Ostasien, Reise

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        MAP OF NORTHERN GEORGIA, MADE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CAPT. W.E. MERRILL

      Chattanooga, 1864. Original card covers, printed paper label. Covers moderately worn. Light foxing and wear. Very good. In a folding morocco box. A highly detailed map of the northern part of Georgia, made under the direction of Capt. W.E. Merrill, Chief Topographical Engineer of the Army of the Cumberland. The map shows all the major roads and rail lines, in addition to natural topographical features, in northern Georgia. The map extends as far north as Chattanooga near the Georgia/Tennessee state line, and far enough south and east to include the northwest sixth of the state. The capture of Chattanooga in November 1863 gave the Union the foothold they needed to cut off supply lines and advance into the Deep South. In the spring of 1864 the forces under Gen. William T. Sherman were poised to strike. As soon as Chattanooga was taken, Sherman's chief topographical engineer, Capt. William E. Merrill, "the most innovative and conscientious exponent of mapping during the Civil War," began to compile a map of northwest Georgia. Merrill had his own complete establishment for map production: a printing press, lithographic presses, and draughtsmen. Equally important, Merrill's assistant Sgt. N. Finnegan developed an extraordinary body of intelligence, drawing on spies, prisoners, refugees, pedlars, itinerant preachers, and scouts - what Merrill called "his motley crew." All of this information was digested by Merrill day by day, until he was notified that the campaign would begin within the week. At this point the topographers finished their work, and two hundred copies were produced, mounted on linen for field use, and distributed to field commanders down to the brigade level. In five months Merrill and his men had produced a remarkably accurate map - the best ever made - of country that lay mostly behind enemy lines. The Merrill map was a critical aid to Sherman's campaigns in Georgia. Five days after the map was completed, on May 7, Sherman's army left Chattanooga and began its hard-fought push to the southeast, slowly driving the Confederates back to the railroad hub of Atlanta (which is in the lower right quadrant of this map). In a campaign of continual attempts by both armies to outflank each other, the understanding of the ground it would have brought the Union commanders was invaluable. Sherman took possession of Atlanta in September, and used it as a base of operations for the next two and a half months while he raided in every direction, all within the boundaries of this map. On November 15 the Federal forces burned the city, cut loose from their rail communications with Chattanooga, and began the famous March to the Sea, heading east toward Savannah, burning and pillaging everything in their path. About a week later they moved off the east edge of this map. An examination shows why this map would have been an invaluable aid to the Union commanders in the Georgia campaign. It details topography, rivers, existing roads and railroads, towns and other features on a very small scale of four miles to the inch. Conveying the latest in Union military intelligence and combining new and existing information, it would have guided Sherman and his officers through eight months of the hardest-fought campaigning of the entire Civil War. A triumph of coordinated intelligence and map-making, it is one of the most remarkable cartographic productions of the Civil War. Indeed, it might be called the "Holster Atlas" of the Georgia campaign.

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        Annales oder Jahrs-Geschichten der Baarfüseren oder Minderen Brüdern. S. Franc. ord. insgemein Conventualen genannt, zu Thann. Chronique de Thann Tome II.

      Buchdruckerei von K. M. Hoffmann, Colmar 1864 - Privater Einband, Papier altersbedingt teilweise fleckig, Bindung altersgemäß fest, Einband sauber, Schnitt leicht angeschmutzt, handschriftliche beschriebenes Rückenschild, untere Einbandecke bestossen - Text in Frakturschrift. Frontispiz. In welchem der Ursprung und Anfang, Auf- und Abnahm, wie auch die Reformationes des heiligen Seraphischen Ordens Sancti Francisci, und zugleich die Anfäng und Abtheilung der Clösteren unserer Straßburgischen Provintz; Item was sich sowohl in als außer dem heiligen Orden hin und wieder in der Welt, absonderlich im Ober und Untern Elsaß zugetragen, ordentlich beschrieben und verfasset wird. Auß verschiedenen Manuscriptis, Prothocollis, Archiven sowohl des Convents daselbsten, als der Provintz Chronique, und anderen Scribenten und Geschichtsschreiberen oder Historicis zusammen getragen, und in vier Bücher oder Tomulos abgetheilet, eingerichtet und beschrieben. deutsch 735 pages. gr.8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CIRCULAR. TO THE CITIZENS OF UTAH: THE MANNER IN WHICH WE CAME TO THESE VALLEYS, BRINGING WHAT SEEDS...AND PROVISIONS WE COULD FOR OUR SUBSISTENCE UNTIL WE SHOULD BE BLESSED WITH A HARVEST

      [Salt Lake City, 1864. Manuscript notation at bottom, in ink, reading "GSL City July 5, 1864." Stub of original blank continuation leaf for subscribers still affixed at bottom, as with all other known copies. Very good. In a modern cloth folder, leather label. First edition, first issue, with the place and date in manuscript. This was originally issued with a blank continuation leaf intended for circulation to subscribers. The Yale copy has the stub (visible in the facsimile Yale issued in 1985), as do all other copies known to us. An attempt to guard the Mormon community against the ravages of a free market economy likely to produce severe fluctuations in demand and money supply as a result of gold discoveries and intensified Western migration. According to the text accompanying the Yale facsimile edition: "The broadside printed here was probably stimulated by mineral discoveries in Montana in 1864. In its simultaneous calls for Mormons to accept only gold when trading with miners and to preserve sufficient stores of grain for their neighbors' needs as well as their own, the proclamation reveals the mixture of shrewd business sense and social idealism characteristic of the early Mormons... Chief among their policies was the development of an insular, self-sufficient economy which would protect the well-being of the Mormon community from teh distractions of materialistic national markets." The convention, attended by "one delegate from each precinct of our grain raising regions" was to be held "in the Tabernacle in Great Salk Lake City, on the second Monday in August next.' As an additional measure taken to maintain a price level consistent with the needs of the community, the covenenat concludes with a vow "that we will mutually sustain each other...by those who are able...buying at the aforementioned price from those who may not be able to hold on against lower offers." Similarly, the circular stipulates that "previous to selling any grain, we will reserve at least a year's supply for ourselves." A rare item, with only five copies located in OCLC, at Yale, BYU, Princeton, University of Utah, and Utah State. There are also copies at the Bancroft Library and the DeGolyer Library at SMU. Not in Eberstadt or Scallawagiana. We are aware of only one trade sale, from a Michael Heaston catalog in 1988 for $850. Accompanied by the Yale University facsimile edition, published for the friends of the Yale Collection of Western Americana, Christmas, 1985.

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        Brockhaus Conversations-Lexikon 11.Auflage Supplemente, 17 Bände

      F.A.Brockhaus 1864-1873, Leipzig - Brockhaus. Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände (Conversations-Lexikon). Elfte umgearbeitete, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. 17 Bände. Grundlexikon in 15 Bänden sowie beide Supplementbände [somit alles Erschienene]. Leipzig, F.A.Brockhaus, 1864-1873. Für die Zeit außerordentlich prachtvoll eingebundene, dekorative Original-Halbledereinbände mit Gold- & Blindprägungen (siehe Detailnahaufnahmen in der Galerie). Dreiseitig (sehr schöner) farbiger Buchschnitt. Mit beiden seltenen Supplementen. Format ca. 24x16 cm. Wie auch den 22 Originalbildern in der Galerie zu entnehmen, sind die Bände in einem ausgezeichneten Zustand. Die wunderschönen Buchrücken ohne Einrisse, Fehlstücke o.ä. Die Goldverzierungen glänzen. Ebenso überragend erhalten sind die Buchdeckel; keine der üblichen, auffälligen Bereibungen oder Kratzspuren, lediglich bei einem Band am Rand ein ganz kleines Fehlstück. Auch die Buchkanten sind nur gering berieben. Ecken bestoßen; Außengelenke, Lederecken & Lederübergänge von Rücken zu den Deckeln teils stärker beschabt. Innen sehr sauber, leicht gebräunt, nur auf den vorderen & hinteren Seiten etwas fleckig. Keine losen oder fehlenden Seiten; eine Textseite ein Stück eingerissen. In diesem hervorragendem Zustand sind derart schön eingebundene Exemplare dieser Auflage - zudem mit den seltenen Supplementen - heute nicht mehr allzu häufig erhältlich. 30000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MILITARY MAP OF SOUTH-EASTERN VIRGINIA

      Washington, 1864. Minor foxing and soiling. Very good. An important military map showing the area around Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, all the way to the Chesapeake Bay, and including the Northern Neck and the country as far south as Norfolk. Railroads, roads, and waterways are all noted in detail. Richmond has been ringed with concentric circles, printed in blue, spaced five miles apart to show the distance from the city. This map was compiled by the U.S. Coast Survey and is dated June 1864. With the beginning of the Civil War the United States Army found itself scrambling to obtain adequate field maps for military operations in the South. The most established cartographic branch of the government, the Coast Survey, was pressed into service to provide these maps, some with a coastal component, but mainly for landlocked locations. The cartographers of the Coast Survey reviewed all of the existing cartography available as well as drawing on military and scouting reports and covert agents to assemble the most detailed possible maps showing places, roads, railroads, and natural features. Two key figures in the Coast Survey effort during the War were Henry Lindenkohl and his brother, Adolph, who were responsible for actually drawing many of the field maps. The Lindenkohls were born in Germany but emigrated to the United States as teenagers and became American citizens. Adolph had already worked at the Coast Survey before the war began, and Henry joined in 1861. Together they made a huge contribution to the war effort through their superb cartographic work, producing and revising maps of different theatres of operations through 1865. Both continued with the survey for the rest of their lives. Adolph died in 1904 after fifty years on the job, and Henry in 1920 after fifty-nine. By the time this map was executed, Grant had pushed southward in the bitter fighting of the summer of 1864, and the noose had tightened around Richmond and Petersburg.

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        Northern Mississippi and Alabama

      [Washington] 1864 - Folded map, 24 x 33 inches, in thirty-two segments mounted on linen. Original card covers with printed paper label. Contemporary ownership inscription on label. Some light wear and minor soiling. Detailed field map for the Union Army in Northern Mississippi and Alabama A highly detailed map of the northern half of Mississippi and Alabama, showing the border with Tennessee and all points south to Vicksburg and Montgomery, produced to support the operations of the Union Army there in 1864. This is one of several maps compiled by the U.S. Coast Survey in an attempt to adequately map the South during the Civil War for military purposes. A note on the map indicates that the present map was compiled from various sources, including "campaign maps and information furnished by Capt. O.M. Poe, Chief Engineer, Military Division of the Mississippi, and by Capt. W.E. Merrell, Chief Engineer, Department of the Cumberland." Merrill was Sherman's chief topographical engineer, and he contributed to several important maps of the area, including one of Northern Georgia produced in Chattanooga following the vital capture of that city. With the beginning of the Civil War the United States Army found itself scrambling to obtain adequate field maps for military operations in the South. The most established cartographic branch of the Government, the Coast Survey, was pressed into service to provide these maps, some with a coastal component but mainly for landlocked locations. The cartographers of the Coast Survey reviewed all of the existing cartography available, but also drew on military and scouting reports and covert agents to assemble the most detailed possible maps of places, roads, railroads, natural features. The topography is illustrated with hachured and shaded relief, and railroads shown in red. The circulation of these maps was controlled, and only officers ranking major or higher were supposed to control copies. As a result, they are rare today. Two key figures in the Coast Survey effort during the War were Henry Lindenkohl and his brother Adolph, who were responsible for actually drawing many of the field maps. The Lindenkohls were born in Germany, but emigrated to the United States as teenagers and became American citizens. Adolph had already worked at the Coast Survey before the War began, and Henry joined in 1861. Together they made a huge contribution to the war effort through their superb cartographic work, producing and revising maps of different theatres of operations through 1865. Both continued with the survey for the rest of their lives; Adolph died in 1904 after fifty years on the job, and Henry in 1920 after fifty-nine. This map has the ownership inscription of Col. Joseph Corson Read (1831-1889). Read was one of the first wave of men to take up Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers to put down the rebellion in April 1861. He remained continuously in the army, serving first on General Jesse Reno's staff and rising to the rank of Chief Commissary for the Army of the Cumberland, commanded by Gen. George H. Thomas. Thomas was impressed with Read, and on May 1, 1864, with the spring campaign against Atlanta imminent, Thomas named Read Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland in the Field. This meant that, although Col. A.P. Porter was the Army's overall chief, Read would serve alongside Thomas in the field and had the responsibility to supply the entire army as it moved South. During the long and arduous Atlanta campaign he was the man on the ground, making the supply side work. Read developed a close relationship with Thomas, one with both personal and professional aspects. An important map of Northern Mississippi and Alabama, particularly interesting as part of the greater project undertaken by the Coast Survey to map out the South during the Civil War, and with excellent provenance and associations.

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        Der Thiergarten : Erster Jahrgang 1864 : Nr 1-12 [alles Erschienene] :Allgemeine deutsche Monatsschrift für Kunde, Beobachtung, Zucht und Pflege der Thiere, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Verbesserung unserer gegewärtigen Hausthiere und Heranbildung neuer.

      Stuttgart, Verlag von Ebner und Seubert, 1864. - 8° (23x15), IV, 256 S., mit 1 TextAbb., 1 chromolith Tafel, Hln d.Zt. mit goldRTitel, Name auf Vorsatz, teils etwas stockfleckig, wenige kleine Bleistiftmarkierungen, durch Jahresregister sowie Stichwortregister erschlossen.- David Friedrich Weinland (1829-1915) ist den meisten Menschen eher durch seinen 'Rulaman' bekannt, denn als Zoologe.- Nach seinen zoologischen und naturkundlichen Studien und Reisen wurde Weinland ab 1859 Direktor des Zoologischen Gartens in Frankfurt/M. und Gründungsherausgeber der Zeitschrift 'Der Zoologische Garten' als Organ für die Zoologische Gesellschaft Frankfurt/M. Weinland sah die Aufgaben des neuen Journals, neben der Besprechung der Angelegenheiten des Frankfurter Zoologischen Gartens, in der Weckung des Interesses für eine ernstere Beobachtung der Tiere durch wissenschaftliche Belehrung und Aufklärung, in der Förderung der Akklimatisation neuer Haustierrassen.- Die hier vorliegende Zeitschrift - mit Abhandlungen und Nachrichten aus den teils neu gegründeten zoologischen Gärten in Wien, Hamburg, Dresden, Moskau, Köln, Breslau sowie Bemerkenswertem und Kuriosem aus der Tierwelt - gab Weinland auf dem Hofgut Hohen-Wittlingen bei Bad Urach – in der Nähe der von ihm sogenannten Tulkahöhle (Schillerhöhle), in der sein Roman Rulaman spielt - heraus.- Sie wurde bereits nach dem ersten Jahrgang eingestellt. -- sehr selten!! -- aus der ornithologischen Bibliothek Koenig-Warthausen Schloss Sommershausen.- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [COLLECTION OF THIRTY-THREE LARGE BROADSIDE SHIPPING LISTS ISSUED AS SUPPLEMENTS TO The North-China Herald]

      Shanghai, 1864. Old fold lines. Moderate chipping, soiling, and wear. Overall, about very good. Large group of broadside and broadsheet extras published in THE NORTH-CHINA HERALD, containing news and information on shipping and trade in China. On June 22, 1860, THE NORTH-CHINA HERALD was made the official organ of all Notifications proceeding from Her Majesty's Legation and Superintendency of Trade in China. The supplements here are dated between March 7, 1863 and Jan. 16, 1864. The shipping intelligence includes a list of vessels both arriving and departing, as well as those merchant vessels shipping in the Shanghai harbor and at Woosung. Each list gives particulars about the more than 120 merchant vessels arriving in and departing the port, including the name of each ship, its date of arrival, rigging, weight, captain, consignment, destination, and intended dispatch. Each supplement is likewise filled with interesting advertisements for rentals, goods, and tradesmen. In the supplement for Oct. 17, 1863 a significant portion of the sheet is devoted to the case concerning the salvage of the steamer William IV. The listing for Jan. 9, 1864 prints a long letter by W.H. Alexander, Acting Colonial Secretary, on the Compradore System in China, the system upon which the economy of Hong Kong was built under British colonial rule. A further issue publishes the official returns of the export of tea and silk for the year 1863. An interesting collection, rich in informative detail.

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        [VOLUMINOUS CIVIL WAR ARCHIVE OF OVER SEVENTY LETTERS AND AN EXTENSIVE PERSONAL DIARY FROM SERGEANT EDMUND CHURCHILL, COLOR BEARER, 18th MASSACHUSETTS REGIMENT]

      [Various locations, 1864. Mostly bifolium sheets. Some letters include original transmittal envelopes. Typical mailing folds, minor wear and soiling, occasional foxing and dampstaining. Overall, very good. An amazing collection of letters and an excellent detailed personal diary from Edmund Churchill, a color bearer with the 18th Massachusetts Regiment. The archive of letters dates from Aug. 16, 1862 through July 13, 1864, and comprise the letters Churchill sent to family members back home in Massachusetts. Hailing from Plympton, Massachusetts, Edmund Churchill (1842-1921) enlisted as a private in the 18th Massachusetts, Co. "E", on Aug. 9, 1862. The 18th Massachusetts Regiment fought in numerous major engagements, including Gettysburg. Churchill served as a color bearer, beginning only four months after he enlisted. He was promoted to sergeant on May 1, 1863, and was present at almost every battle that the 18th engaged in, including Bull Run, Antietam, Shepherdstown, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. He mustered out on Sep. 2, 1864. He had two brothers who also fought for the Union; one died of disease during the war and the other was killed at the Battle of Second Bull Run. Churchill remained in good health throughout the war, and was not wounded, so readers of the present archive are allowed to follow the 18th through much of the war. Edmund's first letter of the archive is dated Aug. 16, 1862, from New York. In his letter dated Sep. 8, 1862, following the Second Battle of Bull Run (August 28-30, 1862), Churchill informs his father that his older brother Frederick was likely "wounded and taken prisoner." Churchill was hopeful that he would hear from his brother soon, and that he would be exchanged. Unfortunately, Fred had died in battle. Churchill also notes in this letter that his younger brother Theodore "looks as though he had seen hard times." Only months later in December, Theodore died of disease. Informing his father of the regiment's movements, Churchill writes on Dec. 10, 1862, that the they would "probably cross the river below Fredericksburgh and as we are the center grand division we may have some work on our hands after crossing, unless the rebels fall back towards Richmond." The Rebels didn't fall back. In the private's next letter (dated December 25, 1862), he reports on the numerous deaths in his company. He also reports on his new position of color bearer: "Since the battle of the 13th, I have been color bearer having brought off our colors from the field under a heavy fire. I have no duty except to take the colors out when there is a parade or inspection. So you see I get clear of guard and fatigue work." On Apr. 13, 1863, he writes that "we were reviewed by regiments by the President, Hooker, and Meade." Churchill writes his family news about the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 15, 1863. The rain made the "campaign" miserable: "The last night at the front was the worst, as we had got pretty well wet that afternoon and then had to go out near our pickets and lay down in the mud and water to prevent being seen." On July 14, 1863, only days after the Battle of Gettysburg, the soldier writes an optimistic letter to his family, reporting that his regiment is chasing General Lee's army: "There is a fine prospect of another victory if Lee will only remain this side of the [Potomac] river for a few days. We are right upon him taking good positions and feeling out the enemy. There is a hopeful look to our efforts now, we have only to keep on a few months and there will be but a shadow of this rebellion left." Four days later he notes from "Virginia 10 miles from Berlin Md" that his regiment had crossed the Potomac "at Berlin 6 miles below Harpers ferry at night yesterday. We are now on the road to Warrenton." From Camp Barnes in Virginia on Jan. 24, 1864, Churchill states: "There are a large number of guerrillas between here and Washington and they keep Greggs cavalry division busy nearly all the time.... This corps is stretched all the way from here to Alexandria to guard the rear of the army." Later in the same letter, he shows his disdain for Rebels while noting that one of the surgeon's wives had arrived: "I assure you its quite a treat to see a respectable white woman out here. Tis very seldom we see a white woman and what we do see are regular secesh devils. That is the name we call them." From "Camp of the 18th Ret. Mass. V. Near Beverly Ford Va" on Feb. 7, 1864, the color bearer reminds his family that the danger of war was never far away. Writing of a nearby battle: "The fighting lasted all day and evening. From 5 to 7 there was a continual roll of musketry. There is nothing definite known here in regard to the fight.... There was a light rain falling all day and night. How the poor wounded must have suffered with the cold and wet last night they only can know." In the winter and spring of 1864, Churchill writes several thoughtful letters home, ruminating on the end of the war and the new commanding general, U.S. Grant. From "Camp Barnes, near Beverly Ford" on February 10, as the army prepared to "begin to hunt up the johnies," the soldier predicts a coming final struggle to end the war: "There will be a hard campaign for all of our armies in the spring. The enemy is making great preparations for the spring. They are forcing all the men capable of bearing arms into the service and no doubt will be able to meet us with a force larger than they had a year ago. Then will come the final struggle of the war. If we are successful in beating back the rebel hordes the war will be soon counted among the things that were. But should the men of the north refuse or neglect to come to our aid in overwhelming numbers then our efforts will be unavailing to being about a speedy peace and the war will drag along perhaps for years." A month later on March 20, he reports that the regiment was told to quickly prepare to march, with no further instructions. They struck out and marched to Rappahannock Station, where they halted for a short period and then returned. He learned later why they had gone: "Stewarts [Jeb Stuart's] rebel cavalry was reported to be moving to destroy the bridges on the railroad. Lucky for him he did not come as he would sure stood a...chance with his eight thousand cavalry when the bridge was protected by...the hands of the 'old eighteenth.'" From Beverly Ford on Apr. 17, 1864, Churchill informs his family about hindrances for troop movements and something that General Grant needs to learn: "I have enough of mud last winter and spring. Burnside got stuck in the mud in January, and then just after Chancellorsville fight. We had as much as we could do to get back from Chancellorsville and even then had to wait several days to get our pontoons back from the river.... As for Gen. Grants doing better with us than Hooker could, I don't believe it. Grant will find it different to maneuver in Virginia than in the west. As long as we try to get into Richmond with this army and have no other army to cooperate it will be the same as it has all through the war." Later in May, Churchill and his regiment fought in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, one of the bloodiest battles of the war (May 8-21, 1864). On May 13, 1864, while "lying behind works" at Spotsylvania, he reports that the Rebels are "on a strong position around the court house and we a half mile to the north...quite a warm artillery fight." Three days later he informs his family: "this has been the hardest campaign we have had since I have been out here. We were under fire day and night from 10AM on the 5th till 7PM of the 14th, 10 days in all, since then we have been under arms all the time but have not been engaged. Our brigade has made three charges.... At present the two armies are fronting each other.... I think we are coming out alright on this campaign. Lees army has been pressed as never before. We will give him all he wants." On May 24 from "the south side of the North Anna river," Churchill writes: "Divisions had a hard fight here...yesterday. We gave the rebels an awful whipping. They attacked us and found to their sorrow that the old first divisions were not demoralized as yet though we have seen 15 days fighting.... Lees army is whipped as it never was before.... I guess the rebels will not venture to charge the old first division again." Also included here is Churchill's personal diary recorded on thirty-one bifolium pages (a few are single pages), dated from September 1862 through May 1864. Churchill records information regarding battles, picket duty, troop movements, POWs, army life, and more. Churchill's battle content is particularly significant, including excellent content on his experience at Gettysburg. He labels some of the bifoliums "Memoranda." From Churchill's first entry on Sep. 4, 1862, he was near the action: "Arrived at halls hill & joined the Reg. at 5 P.M. Rebels drove in our pickets and we were called into line. Rebels retired without bringing on a collision." On September 16, just one day before the Battle of Antietam, Churchill wrote, "Marched today and took position in support of one of our batteries. Some firing in front tonight." On the day of the battle, he records the following: "Heavy firing with artillery and infantry. Kept things on all day and gun loaded ready to go into fight. Went on picket at upper bridge on Antietam Creek.... [September 19] Advanced towards the Potomac River through Sharpsburg Town severly damaged by Wednesdays fight.... [September 20] Brigade crossed river at 9AM. Had quite a smart engagement with the enemy and were forced to retire to camp." On Dec. 11, 1862, the opening day of the Battle of Fredericksburg, the soldier's entry reads: "Marched at 7 1/2 AM. Marched toward Fredericksburg laid within about 1 mile all day. At night moved a mile to the rear and camped for the night. A very heavy cannonading kept up all day. Fredrg. burning at night.... [December 13] Crossed the river at 1 PM. Got into a fight. Laid on field all night.... [December 14] Sunday. On field all day. Relieved at 10 PM. Stopped back of city for the night." The next night, he "Laid on sidewalk on the main street of Fredg." At the end of this entry, he records the sad news that one of his brothers had died: "Theodore was no more. He died Sunday evening." On the first day of the Battle of Chancellorsville, the color bearer's entry informs us that they: "Marched 4 miles and formed line of battle by a small brook while the cavalry reconnoitered in advance. Appointed color sergeant here. advanced 4 miles further and found the enemy intrenched. We went to the right & 24th NY to the left of the road to fell the enemy. Commenced[?] in line half a mile through the woods. Before meeting the enemy we were ordered back. Went back 2 miles & camped for the night." For several more entries, Churchill records fascinating details about the battle, including a close call while heading towards Fredericksburg. He also records that the Rebels often "threw shells among us." Sometimes the shelling was successful, as on May 1 when "One man [was] hit in his head by a shrapnel." The "most desperate fighting" occurred on May 3 when "11 lines of battle" formed. Churchill's regiment lay in an open field as they were receiving artillery fire, with "One captain killed." On May 4, after a night at the front digging breastworks, a sharpshooter's bullet "hit the colors and dropped side me." Of particular significance are Churchill's detailed and fascinating entries about the Battle of Gettysburg. In late June 1863, the Union Army was on the move. By July 1, Churchill's regiment was at Hanover, Pennsylvania, and moving "towards Gettysburg.... Rumors of fighting at Gettysburg today." They arrived at the small town on the 2nd and were "taken to the front. Rebels attacked our part of the line at 20 minutes past four. Fought 1/2 hour when we were compelled to fall back to a new position as Longstreet and Hill were coming down on our flank with nearly their whole force.... I received a ball in my knapsack.... The losses in our division this afternoon were very large. Laid on our arms all night." Churchill had a very good view of General Pickett's ill-fated charge on the July 3: "Our position was on a hill covered with huge boulders.... Saw a line of rebels move out to charge but our batteries shelled them with such effect as to cause them to seek the cover of a piece of woods. A brigade of the Penn. Reserves charged down the hill, and in the woods driving the enemy out with the loss of many killed and wounded." Churchill also recorded detailed information about the Battle of the Wilderness. On May 5, he records that his regiment charged the enemy, which "forced them back." But on the 18th, they were "flanked & had to fall back to our first position. Hard fighting during the rest of the day." The regiment remained under fire the next day, and on the 8th "made a charge at 11 AM." Heavy fighting continued for Churchill at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. In his entry for May 8, he records details about his regiment's charge: "We advanced to fence then laid down a few moments. Then charged over it & had got part way to woods when we saw the Enemy charging on us. Halted & had a fair stand up fight a short time but soon found the Enemy coming down on our left flank." Unable to hold off the Rebels, the Union soldiers fell back. But the Corps as a whole was more successful: "Our corps held the positions all day against Longstreet & Hills rebel corps. This engagement takes the name of Laurel Hill." The final page of Churchill's diary contains entries for May 29-31, 1864, with details about the Battle of Cold Harbor. Churchill mustered out on Sep. 2, 1864, and went home. His letters and diary constitute an important, detailed, and highly readable record of his experiences during the Civil War, with an unusually wide-ranging amount of meticulous battle content and interesting assessments of the military brass and general war news. An excellent Civil War research archive.

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        THE SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS

      Richmond, 1864. Folio. Old fold lines and light wear. Some light tanning and soiling, scattered foxing and wear. Some issues lightly dampstained. Many issues trimmed at gutter margin creating loose sheets. Overall very good, several issues untrimmed and unopened. THE SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS was the Civil War South's answer to northern publications such as HARPER'S WEEKLY. A pictorial paper, it printed portraits and biographies of important military leaders, political cartoons mocking President Lincoln and other northern figures, as well as literary tidbits. The paper ran from Sept. 13, 1862 to Feb. 4, 1865 and was published weekly. Through 1863 issues were eight pages in length, but into 1864, issues were more often four pages or sometimes skipped entirely and only published every other week. The quality of the publication and its illustration were rather crude by comparison with the North's offerings. The publishers advertised several times for expert engravers, but never seem to have found any to take up the job. Nevertheless, each issue contains cartoons and portraits of famous generals and officers, along with literary works, a few advertisements, theatre and literature critiques, and the news of the day (though often several days behind). Portraits in these issues include Brig. Gen. Thomas R.R. Cobb, Brig. Gen. John S. Williams, Commodore French Forrest, Lieut. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, Gen. William Loring (pictured missing an arm), Maj. John S. Mosby, Gen. John H. Winder, Commodore Matthew F. Maury, Gen. George Pickett, and others. The back page of each issue advertises literary works now available or recently off the press, maps of the war, and different plays and shows coming up. One cartoon shows a downcast President Lincoln as Julius Caesar with a black Brutus; another shows the pleasant conditions for Union soldiers at Belle Isle Confederate Prison as opposed to the isolation and unhappiness of Confederate soldiers imprisoned in Ohio. Still a further illustration shows a dead man sprawled across a coffin captioned: "The Fate of a Deserter." The NEWS not surprisingly published with a pro-southern bias, even to the point of declaring the Battle of Gettysburg to be a great Confederate victory. Publication only became more difficult as the months passed. Legend has it that in 1864 several issues were printed with shoe polish rather than proper printing ink due to shortages (not borne out by an examination of existing copies). Paper was also in short supply, resulting in shortened or skipped issues. By 1865, with the Union Army occupying major southern cities and marching further into the heart of the Confederacy, the paper's circulation plummeted and distribution outside of Richmond became next to impossible. Richmond fell to the Union on April 2, 1865, which is when the periodical effectively ceased. This run is remarkable for its scope and completeness, with issues running inclusively from Sept. 20, 1862 (No. 1:2) through April 23, 1864 (No. 3:16), with additional 1864 issues for May 7 (3:18), June 11 (3:20), and Sept. 24 (3:29). The NEWS published forty-two issues in its first volume (Sept. 13, 1862 to June 27, 1863), twenty- five in its second volume (June 27, 1863 to Dec. 26, 1863), and thirty-eight issues in its third (Jan. 2, 1864 to Dec. 24, 1864). There is some confusion about how many issues appeared in 1865. Some sources record the paper running until September 1865, though that is almost certainly wrong; others say the end of March. The Library of Congress website devoted to historical newspapers, "Chronicling America," indicates an end date of Sept. 3, 1865 but gives the final issue as Volume 4, issue 5, which was published on Feb. 4, 1865. Emory University holds a 4:5 dated Feb. 4, 1865, the latest we can find listed anywhere, and thus probably the actual end of the publication. Assuming this is correct, the present run has contains 85 of 110 issues, with all but one of the missing issues at the end of the run. Several determined collectors (including the primary builder of this run) tell us they have never seen issues later than the Fall of 1864 on the market. Issues are rare, and significant runs even more so. A wonderful resource for Civil War history.

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        [LIFE IN CAMP]

      [Boston, 1864. Bound accordion-style into original red cloth, stamped in blind on the front board, "MILITARY ALBUM 1861 TO 1865," with a wreath motif. Cloth a bit soiled and chipped along the backstrip. A bit of light soiling and a few light fox marks. Very good. In a red half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Winslow Homer's second 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. This set is particularly interesting for being printed on three conjoined sheets (eight illustrations to a sheet), and bound accordion style into a cloth binding. Homer's illustrations for this series are most often encountered as individual cards, usually affixed to larger sheets. This accordion-style printing is quite unusual. The binding is stamped MILITARY ALBUM 1861 TO 1865, but it is presumed that the illustrations were printed in 1864. Homer's lithographs were produced in colored and uncolored versions; this set is uncolored. 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 most commonly issued in two twelve-card sets. 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. 13) "Water Call." A soldier dumped in the drink by his horse. 14) "Surgeons' Call." A soldier sitting on a box having his tongue examined by a doctor. 15) "Tossing a Blanket." Five soldiers toss a sixth by snapping a blanket held between them. 16) "An Unwelcome Visit." Two soldiers sleeping in a tent awakened by the intrusion of a mule. The tips of the mule's ears are visible at the bottom of the card, giving an indication of how they were printed. 17) "Riding on a Rail." An unhappy soldier being carted about on a board suspended between the shoulders of two other soldiers - a form of punishment. 18) "Stuck in the Mud." A soldier floundering on his back in a mud puddle. 19) "The Guard House." Two soldiers being punished standing on barrels while shouldering heavy logs as mock rifles. 20) "Upset His Coffee." Two soldiers standing over a coffee pot accidentally spilt by a third. 21) "Building Castles." A soldier daydreaming and smoking a pipe. 22) "A Shell is Coming." Two soldiers hiding behind a tree. 23) "Late for Roll Call." A soldier dashing out of his tent. 24) "Hard Tack." A caricature of a diminutive soldier chomping on an enormous piece of hard tack. A fine, uncolored set of one of the rarest works by one of America's greatest artists.

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        Physique Chimie. - Notes de cours manuscrites.

      1862-1864, - in-4to, environ 300 p., écriture coursive claire et dense enrichie de plusieurs dessins à la plume et au crayon. Au début, les feuilles sont remplies r/v, par la suite seulement au recto. Les deux dernières feuilles contiennent des esquisses de portraits, timbre de bibliothèque ?Villa St-Jean?, Fribourg (La Villa Saint-Jean était un collège privé de 1903 à 1970, qui a notamment accueilli Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ou le futur Juan Carlos Ier d?Espagne, subséquemment le timbre est postérieur à la rédaction du manuscrit), reliure d?époque en demi-cuir avec titre en or sur le dos (Cours de spéciales. Physique - Chimie). Le cours (de provenance française?) traitent la théorie, les définitions, les principes, les expériences et les applications de plusieurs matières de la physique et de la chimie. Des chapitres sont dédiés à l?hydrostatique, à la pesanteur, à l?électricité, au magnétisme. Le cours de chimie traite des propriétés et de la préparation de plusieurs éléments et composés chimiques. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MANJU OEDO EZU: GREAT MAP OF EDO.

      Odawara 1864, - Kikuya Kohzabroh. A hand printed color woodcutmap, folded, 70.5 x 99.5 cm., very good, minor tender foldsno worming, good pastel colors, nicely done. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA

      [Washington], 1864. Old fold lines; some wear and minor loss at folds, neatly reinforced and repaired with tissue on verso. A few small tears at edges, minor soiling. Very good. A highly detailed map of the northern half of Mississippi and Alabama, showing the border with Tennessee and all points south to Vicksburg and Montgomery, produced to support the operations of the Union Army there in 1864. This is one of several maps compiled by the U.S. Coast Survey in an attempt to adequately map the South during the Civil War for military purposes. A note on the map indicates that the present map was compiled from various sources, including "campaign maps and information furnished by Capt. O.M. Poe, Chief Engineer, Military Division of the Mississippi, and by Capt. W.E. Merrell, Chief Engineer, Department of the Cumberland." Merrill was Sherman's chief topographical engineer, and he contributed to several important maps of the area, including one of Northern Georgia produced in Chattanooga following the vital capture of that city. With the beginning of the Civil War the United States Army found itself scrambling to obtain adequate field maps for military operations in the South. The most established cartographic branch of the government, the Coast Survey, was pressed into service to provide these maps, some with a coastal component, but mainly for landlocked locations. The cartographers of the Coast Survey reviewed all of the existing cartography available, but also drew on military and scouting reports and covert agents to assemble the most detailed maps possible, noting places, roads, railroads, and natural features. The topography is illustrated with hachured and shaded relief, and railroads are shown in red. The circulation of these maps was regulated, and only officers of the rank of major or higher were supposed to control copies. As a result, they are rare today. Two key figures in the Coast Survey effort during the war were Henry Lindenkohl and his brother Adolph, who were responsible for actually drawing many of the field maps. The Lindenkohls were born in Germany, but emigrated to the United States as teenagers and became American citizens. Adolph had already worked at the Coast Survey before the War began, and Henry joined in 1861. Together they made a huge contribution to the war effort through their superb cartographic work, producing and revising maps of different theatres of operations through 1865. Both continued with the Survey for the rest of their lives; Adolph died in 1904 after fifty years on the job, and Henry in 1920 after fifty-nine years.

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        [LETTER ARCHIVE FOR 6th CONNECTICUT INFANTRY SOLDIER HALSEY BARTLETT, KILLED IN ACTION BY A CONFEDERATE SHARPSHOOTER AT BERMUDA HUNDRED]

      [Various places including New Haven, but mainly Beaufort and Port Royal, S.C.], 1864. Typical age toning and foxing, else very good condition. A wonderful Civil War archive consisting of fifty-seven letters spanning 1861 through 1864. Forty-nine letters of the letters are written by Halsey Bartlett, with eight letters by Bartlett's fellow soldiers or contemporaries after Bartlett's death on the battlefield. Halsey Bartlett was from Killingly, Connecticut, and enlisted in the Union Army as a private on Aug. 21, 1861. On Sept. 3 he mustered into Co. "A," 6th Connecticut Infantry, and went to training camp in New Haven. Finding himself in an army camp four days after mustering in, he wrote a letter to his mother and sister (the majority of the letters contained within are addressed to them) and describes life in camp, including the singing of hymns, the rations for the day, and the name of the regiment's commander, Col. John Chatfield, who was "in the Bull Run Battle." By mid-October, Bartlett and the men of the 6th Connecticut find themselves heading south to join Gen. Thomas W. Sherman's Port Royal Expedition in South Carolina. While aboard the Steamer Marion on Oct. 27, 1861, he writes to his mother, echoing the sentiment found in so many early Civil War letters, that he does not believe "this war will last more than six months. Fremont has a large force under him. He is coming down the Missippi [sic] River and this Division under Gen. Sherman of 75000 is to meet him and one Great Battle is to be fought which will end the war." That "Great Battle" was never realized, and on Jan. 16, 1862 he writes that his regiment has "not been in any Battle yet," but that would change three months later, with their participation in the Siege of Fort Pulaski: "April 7, 1862....While I am writing I can hear Heavy Cannons firing from some place. It sounds up in the direction of Fort Pulaski. There is a battle somewhere." The regiment was engaged in the Battles of Secessionville and Pocotaligo before taking part in the second assault on Fort Wagner (Morris Island, South Carolina, July 18, 1863), where their commander, Col. Chatfield, was wounded and later died. Seven weeks after the failed assault, the Union Army was still laying siege to the fort. In a letter dated Sept. 6, 1863, Bartlett, writing from Hilton Head, states he was "on Guard last night and I could hear the Guns from our Batteries on Morris Island and it seemed that they had opened every Gun for such a noise I have never heard in the shooting line...no cessation whatever from Eight o'clock last night until daylight this morning." Later that night the Confederate garrison abandoned the fort. Eight days later he writes: "Morris Island is all ours now and hope other strongholds about Charleston will ere long will be ours." The following spring the 6th Connecticut moved north into Virginia, where they participated in the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Writing again to his sister on May 29, 1864, Bartlett thanks He that "ruleth the whole Nation above and below that I am still alive for I have been in some very hard battles since I came here....Many who came here with us who were in the best of health are no more. Oh this cruel war when will it be over? I feel now is the time to prepare for the great change before it is too late and by all that I can do with Gods help I will try to live alright so that if we do not meet again on Earth we can meet on the other shore where all is love and sin is no more." Sadly for Private Bartlett, his war would end less than three weeks later in the bloody Wilderness Campaign. In a letter from Sergeant Earl W. Fisher to his uncle (likely Bartlett's father), dated June 18, 1864, less than three weeks after Bartlett's last letter, Fisher relays the sad news: "It has become my very sad duty to inform that cousin Halsey was Killed yesterday while on Picket-duty in front of our Battry. He was instantly Killed by a Rebel sharp shooter while in the Rifle pits. The ball entering in the right side and passing up through the heart. He only spoke and asked the boys to carry him off quick and died....I thought you could break the very sad news to Aunt much better than I could so I write to you the facts as they are to me." There are several more letters concerning the death of Bartlett, one of which is written by the lieutenant commanding the company, Hiram L. Grant, regarding the pay that was owed to him when he died and the fate of his effects. Civil War correspondence archives from soldiers killed in battle are rare, especially an archive consisting of almost fifty letters from the fallen soldier. The letters are stored in plastic sleeves and neatly arranged chronologically in two binders, making it easy to follow Bartlett's journey through the war, and to his untimely demise on a Virginia battlefield.

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        THE LAST MEN OF THE REVOLUTION. A PHOTOGRAPH OF EACH FROM LIFE, TOGETHER WITH VIEWS OF THEIR HOMES PRINTED IN COLORS. ACCOMPANIED BY BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE MEN

      Hartford, 1864. 12mo. Original half leather and pebbled green cloth, front board gilt, spine gilt. Some rubbing and spotting to cloth. Very good. This book is remarkable for its extraordinarily early mounted photographs of actual veterans of the American Revolution. Hillard produced it during the Civil War to inspire patriotic sentiments by providing verbal and visual portraits of the experienced old veterans. The colored lithographs show their homes. The persons photographed are Samuel Downing, Daniel Waldo, Lemuel Cook, Alexander Millener, William Hutchings, and Adam Link. An additional chapter on James Barham is unillustrated as he could not be found, although there was no record of his death. The photographs provide a remarkable reach back in time, showing persons born in the 1750s and 1760s. "The photographs were made uniformly under makeshift circumstances as would have been required if the photographs were made IN SITU while Hillard visited each for a personal interview" - TRUTHFUL LENS. A truly wonderful little book. This copy does not contain a facsimile of a letter written by Edward Everett, who served as both a congressman and governor of Massachusetts, commenting on the work. The original letter was written within days of Everett's death on Jan. 15, 1865, and the facsimile is not found in all copies.

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        Avec un frontispiz sacrilège dessinè et gravé par S.P.Q.R. (Rops). Partout et Nulle Part. 1864. 4to. 77 S. Mit einer Orig.-Radierung von Félicien Rops "Petits Poemes Libertins". Roter Orig.-Maroquinbd. mit reicher Rücken- u. Deckelvergoldung, großen Eckfleurons, antikisierenden Grotesken auf Rücken u. Deckel, Rückentitel, Steh- u. Innenkantenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt. (Signiert Morell Binder London).

      0 - Eines von 110 numerierten Exemplaren auf papier vergé. Seltenes Erotikum mit den Erzählungen "Examen subi par Mademoiselle Flora - Le theatre de la Nature - La Messalinienne - Le Morpion Pelerin". Dieses Exemplar enthält eine zusätzliche Orig.-Radierung auf Chinapapier (Examen de Flora) von Félicien Rops zur gleichnamigen Erzählung "Examen bestanden durch Mademoilselle Flora". Um ihr Diplom als Hure zu erhalten und zugelassen zu werden zum Bordell der Mme. Lebrun. Gedruckt 1864 ohne Verlag und Ort - Partout et Nulle Part - Überall und nirgends. Prachtvolles Exemplar in einem signierten Meistereinband.

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        Vue du Pont de Saint-Martin, le Mont Blanc au fond. Lithographie rehaussée à la main en couleur et vernissée.

      s.d., vers 1864, - 27.5x39.5 cm., coupé aux marges (emmargé), Passepartout. Tirée de ?La Suisse et la Savoie?, planche106, publiée à Paris par Lemercier et éditée par Goupil et Cie éditeur à Paris. Lithographie réalisée d?après une photographie de Martens. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. cf. Catalogue de vente aux enchères à Annecy en 1991, n° 65.

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        Délices royales ou Le Jeu des échecs son histoire ses règles et sa valeur EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Chez B. Créhange, 1864. Fine. Chez B. Créhange, Paris 1864, 11,5x19cm, broché. - First edition of the French translation, French-Hebrew bilingual text. Under mute original cover, with a little lack tail. Some very tiny bites. Very rare and beautiful example as published.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française, texte bilingue français-hébreu. Sous couverture muette d'origine, présentant un petit manque en queue. Quelques très infimes piqûres. Très rare et bel exemplaire tel que paru.  

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        TA., Grüne Tor mit der Grünen Brücke,.

      - Lithographie v. L. Sachse & Co n. Meyerheim b. Gerhardsche Buchhandlung, 1864, 24,5 x 32 Selten, nicht bei Bott/Holzamer. - Blick über die Mottlau.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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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 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Norbert Haas]
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