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        Picturesque Garden Plans. A Practical Guide to the Laying-out, Ornamentation, and Arrangement of Villa Gardens, Town Squares, & Open Spaces ... Adapted to English Gardens, etc

      London: Robert Hardwicke, 1864. Small folio. (13 x 8 inches). Contents loose as issued. [2], iv, [28]pp. 24 hand coloured double-page plates. Publisher's green cloth portfolio, upper cover titled in gilt, expertly rebacked to style. Housed in a green morocco backed box. Scarce English edition of Siebeck's garden designs, with hand coloured plates. Siebeck served as the city gardener at Leipzig, the gardener to Baron Carl von Hügeland and later became the chief gardener of Vienna, designing the Vienna City Park, among others. His colorful garden designs were first published in large folio in Leipzig in 1853 and 1856; the present reduced in scale English edition, as well as a French edition followed.Adapted for British gardens by well known landscape designer Joseph Newton. "But little apology is required for introducing this work to an English public. It has been done in the hope that the various plans which it contains may be the means of improving, not only the villa residences of our wealthy citizens and others, but also our public squares and town inclosures ... The credit of the designs belongs to Dr. Siebeck, who has applied them to the improvement of villa gardens of from a quarter of an acre to four acres in extent in the suburbs of Vienna" (Preface).

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        Handbuch der Geographie und Statistik für die gebildeten Stände - 4 Bände in 11 Abteilungen in 9 Büchern. Abteilungen: 1/I. Wappäus: Allgemeiner Teil; 1/II. Wappäus: Nordamerika; 1/III. Wappäus: Das ehemalige spanische Mittel- und Südamerika; 1/IV. Wappäus / Delitsch: Brasilien, Westindien, Südpolarländer; 2/I-II. Gumprecht und a.: Afrika und Australien; 2/III. Brauer / Plath: Asien; 3/I. Wappäus und a.: Ost- und Nord-Europa; 3/II. Willkomm und a.: West- und Süd-Europa; 4/I. Brachelli: Kaisertum Österreich; 4/II. Brachelli: Das Königreich Preußen und die deutschen Mittel- und Kleinstaaten, Begründet von C. G. D. Stein und Hörschelmann Friedrich.

      Leipzig, Hinrichs'sche, 1864 - 1868.. 7. Auflage ca 10000 S. Gr.-8°, Leinen,. Goldprägung am Buchrücken, marmorierter Schnitt, Buchrücken gering aufgehellt, Papier altersbedingt etwas gedunkelt, innen vereinzelt Stockflecken, sonst alle neun Bände guter Zustand

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        Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Quatrième Série. Tome premier (1864) - Tome trentième (1873). Band 1-30 zuzüglich eines Registerbandes (= 31 Bände, alles erschienene, komplett). Erstausgaben.

      Victor Masson et Fils, Libraires. Ab Band 25, 1872: Librairie de G. Masson. Place de l'École de Médecine 1864 - 1873, Paris - 30 fadengeheftete, goldgeprägte, braune Maroquin-Halbleder-Handeinbände mit verstärkten Ecken, goldgeprägter Rückenbeschriftung, marmoriertem Deckelpapier, marmorierten Vor- und Nachsatzpapieren, dreiseitigem Sprengschnitt und Lesebändchen. Der neunte Band wurde zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt neu in kaschierte Leinwand als Halbleinenband eingebunden, dieser Band auch mit Stempelung aller Buchschnitte. Im Anhang jeweils einige, teils großformatige Falttafeln. Die Einbände in unterschiedlicher Ausprägung berieben, Kopfschnitte alle altersgemäß mit deutlicher Nachdunkelung, nahezu alle Bände mit Bibliotheksstempel auf Vortitel- und Titelblättern, das Papier teilweise nachgedunkelt, nur sehr vereinzelt braunfleckiges Papier, einige Seiten mit Knick oder kleinem Einriss oder Fleck, zahlreiche Transparentschutzpapiere der Falttafeln mit Knicken, vereinzelt dezent klaffende Bindungsstellen, Band 5 mit kleinem Loch im Lederrücken, der Rücken des 28. Bandes mit zwei kleinen Farbflecken, jener des Registerbandes mit deutlicheren Bereibungen, insgesamt befinden sich die Bücher der vierten Serie des von Lavoisier gegründeten und bis 1815 unter dem Titel "Annales de Chimie" erschienenen bekannten französichen Fachorgans der Chemie in altersgemäß gutem, teilweise sehr gutem Erhaltungszustand. In dieser Vollständigkeit äusserst selten. Die Annales de Chimie et de Physique ist eine naturwissenschaftliche Zeitschrift, die in Paris im Jahre 1789 unter ihrem ursprünlichen dem Titel Annales de Chimie gegründet wurde. Einer der frühen Editoren war der französische Chemiker Antoine Laurent de Lavoisier (1743–1794). (wikipedia) In deutscher Sprache. 15942 pages. 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Science du bien vivre ou monographie de la cuisine EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Au bureau du musée des familles, 1864. Fine. Au bureau du musée des familles, Paris s.d. (1864), 16,5x25cm, broché. - New edition original, revised and expanded as part of the art of using leftovers. Illustrations in the text. A little lacking in the back foot back and slightly flat and marginally passed, some foxing. Rare copy of this guide for the perfect hostess. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition en partie originale car revue et augmentée de l'art d'utiliser les restes. Ilustrations dans le texte. Un petit manque en pied du dos, dos et plats légèrement et marginalement passés, quelques rousseurs. Rare exemplaire de ce guide de la parfaite maîtresse de maison.

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        Contes à Ninon EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix, 1864. Fine. J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix, Paris s.d. (1864), 12x18cm, relié. - First edition which has not been derived great papers. Bound in half red shagreen, spine slightly past four nerves decorated with triple blind fillets, contemporary binding. Some foxing, otherwise fine and rare copy of the first book of Emile Zola established in a contemporary of very satisfactory quality binding. Rare and sought after. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos légèrement passé à quatre nerfs orné de triples filets à froid, reliure de l'époque. Quelques rousseurs, sinon bel et rare exemplaire du premier ouvrage d'Emile Zola établi dans une reliure d'époque de qualité très satisfaisante. Rare et recherché.

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        The Eastern Branch of the Watling Street in the County of Northumberland. From Bewclay Near Portgate on the Roman Wall to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Together with a Branch Extending from High Rochester to Whittingham

      Newcastle upon Tyne: The Society of Antiquaries. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Cover rubbed and discoloured.Some foxing. 1864. First Edition. Green hardback half-leather cover. 560mm x 420mm (22" x 17"). [32pp]. 5 double-page maps. Duke of Northumberland presentation inscription. .

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        Engraver John Sartain's rendering of Christian Schussele's painting of the first "First Family"

      Philadelphia, 1864. 24.75" x 17.5". "Engraving, WASHINGTON AND HIS FAMILY, (Philadelphia: Bradley & Co., 1864) 7.75"" x 24.75"" on a 27.5"" x 21"" sheet. Engraved by John Sartain after the painting by Christian Schussele. Marked ""PROOF"" at lower right corner. Hand colored. Small soiled spot just above title, else very fine condition. Pictured from left to right are Martha Washington, Eleanor Parke Custis, George Washington, George Washington Parke Custis, and William Lee. John Sartain (1808-1897) was born in England and apprenticed as an engraver. Seeking to establish himself as a printmaker, he emigrated in 1830 to Philadelphia, where he remained for the rest of his life. Sartain has been called the ""father of mezzotint engraving in the United States"". As a painter in oil and watercolor as well as a printmaker, he was involved in art education, serving as a director of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and on the board of the Philadelphia School of Design for Women, now Moore College of Art and Design. Sartain also served as art director for the Centennial Exposition of 1876. "

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        Bibliotheca Sinologica.: [bound with] Youen-pen-han-chou-pao-ouei. Verzeichniss einer grossen anzahl zu verkaufender acht chinesischer bucher.

      Frankfurt am Main: K. Theodor Volcker 1864 - A very good copy neatly rebound in recent boards, original paper front wrapper laid down. A little light foxing. First edition pp.x, 108, [1, errata]; [iv], 32, 16 lithographed pages of Chinese text.

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        Narrative of privations and sufferings of U.S. officers and soldiers while prisoners of war

      U.S. Sanitary Commission, New York 1864 - U. S. Sanitary Commission. Narrative of the privations and sufferings of United States Officers and soldiers while prisoners of war in the hands of the rebel authorities. 8vo. 283pp. 4 plates. Philadelphia: King & Baird for the U. S. Sanitary Commission, 1864. 232 x 146 mm. Original cloth, worn at extremities and corners. Light toning, but very good. First Edition of this official report of the U. S. Sanitary Commission detailing the 'brutal and inhumane' treatment of Union army prisoners by the Confederacy as opposed to the 'kind and tender" (?) treatment Confederate prisoners received at Union army prisoner stations. An appendix contains accounts of the notorious Andersonville prison camp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE EAST ANGLIAN or NOTES AND QUERIES on subjects connected with the counties of SUFFOLK, CAMBRIDGE, ESSEX & NORFOLK - COMPLETE SET OF FOUR VOLUMES

      Samuel Tymms & Whittaker and Co., Samuel Tymms, 60, High Street, Lowestoft - Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane, London 1864 - Complete set of the original series of four volumes - all published by Samuel Tymms, Lowestoft: (Vol I published in 1862; Vol II: 1866; Vol III: 1869; Vol IV: 1885-7. Vol. IV has additional publisher Pawsey & Hayes, Ancient House, Ipswich. ***Please note that the boards of these volumes are either detached or about to detach. Each of the four volumes in original matching bindings, and are complete as called for, and with original marbled endpapers. Suitable for a professional book-binder to sympathetically rebind using the original boards and spines (if so wished). ***Good in quarter leather and marbled boards and six compartments to spines, with five raised bands. Decorative gilt rules to spines, leather edges and corners of front and rear boards. Top edges gilt. ***Attractive contemporaneous owner's bookplate to each of the four volumes on front pastedowns, with the name Francis Hubert Barclay and coat of arms of a helmet and a bird with a sprig with motto: "in cruce spero cedant arma" - each pasted over an earlier bookplate showing what looks like a lion offering clusters of grapes to a stag. ***Vol. I: Back board detached. Top of spine of front board beginning to split. Edges slightly worn and rubbed. 456 pages. Vol. II: Front board detached. 383 pages. Vol. III: Front board almost detached. Edges of boards worn. Spine worn and beginning to crack but still tight. 379 pages. Vol. IV: Boards worn at edges. Spine beginning to crack and loosen. 300 pages. ***On all four volumes the fore-edges and bottom edges of text-blocks slightly foxed. Front prelims heavily foxed and rear pages foxed. Sporadic foxing to interior pages, with most pages clean of foxing. Two engraved illustrations between pages 222-223 in Vol. II are clean. No dustwrapper, as issued. ***218 x 140 mm. ***'How did the Britons obtain their Gold &c ? As it is well known the early Britons possessed many articles of gold, particularly Torques, now of the value of £40, and upwards, Armlets and Fibulas of the same metal, with other reliques; - How did the early natives become possessed of such valuables? Was it by barter with the Phoenicians, with whom the most part of their commerce was carried on with tin, cattle, raw hides, and such other articles as they could produce. Six or seven Torques have been discovered in Norfolk, and the large hoard of the silver coins of the Iceni, amounting to three of four hundred pounds, at Weston, in this county, tends to show that a considerable quantity of the precious metals was known at this early period. How, and by what mode of traffic were these valuables obtained? G. J.' (Quote from page 36 Vol I, The East Anglian No 3.).***An extremely scarce complete set of all four volumes of the original series, bound in their original burgundy marbled and quarter leather boards with gilt decorative ruled and titled spines. Volume 4 is often missing from sets as it was published separately sixteen years after Volume 3 - this was to coincide with the commencement of publishing the second series in 1885, which we also have a set of [all 13 volumes]. ***An extremely detailed, scholarly and interesting complete antiquarian set of local history on Cambridge, Essex and Norfolk - of interest to scholars, academics and collectors of local history, genealogists, and those researching the history of regional dialects. ***For all our books, postage is charged at cost, allowing for packaging: any shipping rates indicated on ABE are an average only: we will reduce the P & P charge where appropriate - please contact us for postal rates for heavier books and sets etc. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les destinées poèmes philosophiques EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1864. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1864, 13x21,5cm, relié. - Posthumous Edition. Bound in half red shagreen, back with five nerves set with double black nets, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, marbled, contemporary binding. Our copy is complete portrait of Alfred de Vigny in China frontispiece. Some minor foxing. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale posthume. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de doubles filets noirs, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tranches marbrées, reliure de l'époque. Notre exemplaire est bien complet du portrait d'Alfred de Vigny sur Chine en frontispice. Quelques petites rousseurs.

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        Poetical works

      London: Routlege, 1864. Fine. Routlege, London 1864, Fort in 12 (10x17cm), X 310pp., relié. - New edition, including the oldest illustrations of Gilbert back to 1856, the publisher has increased the unpublished text based on the date of publishing. A portrait frontispiece and numerous inset wood after John Gilbert.Plein shagreen green fir time. Back to nerves decorated boxes; roulette tail. Succession of managerial hot and cold boards on the net. Inner lace. All slices browned. Bel exemplaire.Cette edition was shared with the London publisher Bell And Daldy (snacks and different title). --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition, la plus ancienne comprenant les illustrations de Gilbert remonte à 1856, l'éditeur ayant augmenté le texte en fonction des inédits à la date de l'édition. Un portrait au frontispice et de nombreux hors-texte sur bois d'après John Gilbert. Plein Chagrin d'époque vert sapin. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons ; roulette en queue. Succession de filets d'encadrement à chaud et à froid sur les plats. Dentelle intérieure. Toutes tranches dorées. Bel exemplaire. Cette édition a été partagée avec l'éditeur londonien Bell And Daldy (collation et titre différents).

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        WRITINGS FROM THE WESTERN STANDARD

      1864. CANNON, Elder George Quayle. WRITINGS FROM THE "WESTERN STANDARD," PUBLISHED IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Liverpool: George Q. Cannon, 1864. 8vo., full-morocco leather with gilt borders & spine in gilt, marbled edges & endpapers. First Edition. Editorial articles from the weekly newspapers, edited by Cannon, a Mormon, in San Francisco. The articles record important Mormon events of 1856 and 1857. [Howes Final Edition C-116]. Very Good (contents nice; both covers repaired at hinges; spine worn with some chipping). $650.00.

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        Autograph Manuscript, fair copy, of "The Children's Hour," Signed ("Henry W. Longfellow")

      N.p., 1864. 4 pp. manuscript inlaid to size, extra-illustrated with 2 engraved portraits, an engraved view of Longfellow's Cambridge home, and a letterpress printed edition of the poem. 4to. Full red morocco gilt, front cover with triple gilt rule border with decorative floral cornerpieces around central gilt title, spine titled in gilt, silk moiré endpapers, a.e.g. by C. Walters. Joints lightly rubbed, faint traces of dampstain to inner hinges (bottom two inches only, not affecting contents), small repaired tear on one mount. Fine. 4 pp. manuscript inlaid to size, extra-illustrated with 2 engraved portraits, an engraved view of Longfellow's Cambridge home, and a letterpress printed edition of the poem. 4to. 'Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra, / And Edith with golden hair': The Children's Hour. Beautiful presentation of this fair copy by Longfellow of one of his most delightful poems, "The Children's Hour" [ ... ] Descending the broad hall stair, Grave Alice, and laughing Allegra, And Edith with golden hair. A whisper, and then a silence: Yet I know by their merry eyes They are plotting and planning together To take me by surprise. [ ... ] I have you fast in my fortress, And will not let you depart, But put you down into the dungeon In the round-tower of my heart. [ ... ]. Provenance: Estate of Katherine Graham

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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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        Street music in the Metropolis. Correspondence and observations on the existing law, and proposed amendments

      London: John Murray. 1864. 8vo., viii + 120pp., including the half-title, original maroon cloth gilt. A fine presentation copy, from the 19th century library of Edward Strutt, Lord Belper*, with his signature, and inscribed 'with the author's* compliments'.> First edition: scarce. Street musicians in London have long been regarded as a nuisance by both residents and by visitors. 'By 1850 Mayhew recorded more than 250 ballad singers in London, and even more street instrumentalists, including hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes, violin and wind players. From the Continent came others, including brass bands from Germany, and from Italy, mechanical organs mounted on a cart. Whilst these undoubtedly attracted a meagre living from public support, many Londoners considered street musicians a nuisance, both as beggars and as producers of unwelcome noise to disturb the peace. Early in Queen Victoria's reign, London householders were given power to require street musicians to withdraw on 'grounds of illness or other reasonable cause', but this was not a sufficient control for M.T. Bass, MP who objected in particular to German bands and organ-grinders, probably because they were louder than most. In 1864 he introduced a Metropolitan Police Act which had the support of a large number of writers, including Dickens and Tennyson, whose work was allegedly disturbed by passing street-musicians. Some of these were thought to annoy purposely by playing out of tune, to extract money in return for silence on their departure. The 1864 Act strengthened the grounds upon which a complainant could make a charge, but required the complaint to be made in person at a police station. Clearly this Act did not deter performers, for the 1880 the Musical Times> records the formation of a Society for the Regulation of Street Music and of Street Musicians.' [Weinreb and Hibbert, The London Encyclopaedia,> pp. 838-9]. * Lord Belper (1801-1880), politician, lawyer and student of social and economic questions, 'became close to Jeremy Bentham and to James and John Stuart Mill, and under their influence his political views took shape'. [E.I. Carlyle, rev. Matthew Lee in ODNB]. Michael Bass himself was a very rich brewing magnate.

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        An Introduction to Municipal Law

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1864 - Original cloth, gilt, the front joint splitting (but holding), the spine dull; a usable copy A marvelous, extremely personal, presentation copy of the first edition of the first work of Pomeroy, "the greatest legal scholar of the day"--to Maria Bulfinch, the children's book author, disclosing their closeness and her contributions to the book [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Cock of the Woods - Capercailzie, Tetrao Urogallus

      New York.. (1864)- 1865.. Hand-colored lithograph, double elephant folio (sheet size 18 x 23 inches). Very good condition: small area of paper loss to upper left corner, chip to lower right corner, one chip on left and right edges, one tiny edge tear, all of these minor faults well outside image area. A richly colored, strikingly attractive image of male and female capercailzie from "A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or family of the grouse" by Daniel Giraud Elliot, published by the author, and lithographed and colored by Bowen & Co. in Philadelphia. Elliot "was a wealthy New Yorker who devoted much of his life to ornithological pursuits. His excellent private collection of birds formed the nucleus of the department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and he acted as emissary to purchase further collections abroad. [He was] an artist of note..." ("The Bird Illustrated" p.34). Six publications by Elliot are listed in Sitwell's "Fine Bird Books", including this one. .

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        Our Mutual Friend

      Chapman and Hall. 1864 - First Edition, First Printing in the Original Published Monthly Parts 20 Parts bound in 19. Published 1864 -5. Complete with all the plates and preliminaries present including plates by Marcus Stone engraved on wood by Dalziel and Green. incluging many Adverts including the rare "The Economic Life Assurance Society" advert in part nineteen. also scarce 'Foreign Bank Notes' Advert. Original wrappers minor edge-wear, small cover repairs, occasional light soiling, some plates are lightly spotted otherwise Excellent Set housed in a custom green solander gilt titled box.

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        Jahrbuch des Schweizer Alpenclub. Erster Jahrgang 1864. ( Mit der Artistischen Extrabeigabe: G. Studer' s Panoram des Mattwaldhorns)

      Bern, Vlg der Dalp' schen Buch - und Kunsthandlung 1864 - 18.5 x 12.5 cm, V, 592 S. mit einigen Holzschnitten sowie folgenden Lithos: gefalt. farb. Litho. ' Aletschhorn ' ( 22 x 15 cm), gefalt. farb. Litho. ' Flora des Oberaarhorns ( 21.5 x 15.5 cm), gefalt. farb. Litho. 'Die Jungfrau' ( 24 x 15.4 cm), gefalt. farb. Litho. ' Panorama von der Porta da Spescha' von R. Lindt ( 47 x 9.5 cm), gefalt. farb. Litho. ' Die Clariden' von Zeller - Horner (47 x 9.5 cm), mehrfach gefalt. Excursions - Karte des S. A. C. für 1863 & 1864 ( 45.5 x 44 cm, geringer Einriss ohne Bildverlust),Artistische Extrabeigabe: Panorama vom Mattwald oder Simmelihorn im Wallis ( 3270 mtr: ü: Mr.). Nach der Natur gezeichnet den 16. Juli 1840 von G. Studer. (232 x 20.5 cm, mehrfach gef. Panorama, farb. Litho., gering stockfleckig, grüner Pappband ( fleckig und läd.), gestempelt ( Graffenried), 62 S. Verlags - Catalog von Cramer & Lüthi, 13 BL Anzeigen, marmor. Halbfranz mit goldenem Rückentitel, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le chevalier Des Touches EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: M. Lévy frères, 1864. Fine. M. Lévy frères, Paris 1864, 12x18,5cm, broché. - First Edition. Back slightly cracked without missing angular gaps on the boards, a few minor foxing. Although rare copy of the complete catalog of in-fine editor. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Dos légèrement fendillé sans manque, manques angulaires sur les plats, quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Rare exemplaire bien complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine.

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        Handbuch der Geographie und Statistik für die gebildeten Stände - 4 Bände in 11 Abteilungen in 9 Büchern., Abteilungen: 1/I. Wappäus: Allgemeiner Teil; 1/II. Wappäus: Nordamerika; 1/III. Wappäus: Das ehemalige spanische Mittel- und Südamerika; 1/IV. Wappäus / Delitsch: Brasilien, Westindien, Südpolarländer; 2/I-II. Gumprecht und a.: Afrika und Australien; 2/III. Brauer / Plath: Asien; 3/I. Wappäus und a.: Ost- und Nord-Europa; 3/II. Willkomm und a.: West- und Süd-Europa; 4/I. Brachelli: Kaisertum Österreich; 4/II. Brachelli: Das Königreich Preußen und die deutschen Mittel- und Kleinstaaten, Begründet von C. G. D. Stein und Hörschelmann Friedrich.

      Leipzig, Hinrichs sche, 1864 - 1868. - ca 10000 S. Goldprägung am Buchrücken, marmorierter Schnitt, Buchrücken gering aufgehellt, Papier altersbedingt etwas gedunkelt, innen vereinzelt Stockflecken, sonst alle neun Bände guter Zustand Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3550 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire du dix-neuvième siècle depuis les traités de Vienne

      First edition of the French translation by JF Minssen.Binders half morocco pine green, back with five nerves, dates and golden places tails, some traces of abrasion and scratches on some back, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, some corners used without gravity for Overall, marbled, elegant bindings.Some minor foxing.Bookplate from the library of Vaux-le-Vicomte glued on contreplats.Pleasant in 23 volumes complete set (22 volumes of text and 1 volume of introduction to the history of the nineteenth century) set in a charming uniform binding. Librairie internationale & A. Lacroix & Verboeckhoven & Cie Paris & Bruxelles & Leipzig & Livourne 1864-1869 14,5x22,5cm 23 volumes reliés

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        A COLLECTION OF RIGHT MERRIE GARLANDS FOR NORTH COUNTRY ANGLERS

      George Rutland, Newcastle Upon Tyne 1864 - Numer 21 in a limited edition of 50 large-paper copies of the First Edition. Modern green half-morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe with 5 raised bands, gilt titles to spine and gilt angling motifs to compartments. Teg; marbled endpapers. [xv], 312pp. Etched plates on India paper and mounted, woodcut and wood engraved illustrations and ornaments, a few of which are hand-coloured. Tissue guards. A little light foxing mainly to final leaves otherwise a fine copy. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Albumen Photograph of George Frederic Watts

      [1864]. Near Fine. Titled "From Life" and Signed on Mount by Cameron. This is a rare circular version of a famous image of the Victorian painter by his close friend and most eminent of all Victorian photographers. Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) is considered one of the most important female photographers and one of the great portraitists in the history of photography. She came late to photography, not starting until 1863 when she was 48 years old. Because of her close connections in Victorian England she was able to photgraph many of the luminaries of her time, often in costume. George Frederic Watts (1817-1904) was an important and popular English Victorian painter. He was part of a circle of bohemian friends that included Cameron. He was associated with Rossetti and the aesthetic movement, but his later work was more classical and symbolic. The beautiful photograph is 8.5 inches in diameter and is mounted on 11 x 12 inch stiff paper. There is some light foxing on the mount, not affecting the photograph or signature. Professional conserved and mounted. Image protected by tissue guard. Near fine. PHOTO/072915.

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        Historia de la villa y corte de Madrid

      Madrid, ferrá de Mena, 1861-1864 - Gran fol. (39 x 28,7 cm.) 4 tomos. Holandesa puntas de época, lomo liso, doble tejuelo. Infinidad de láminas e ilustraciones. La mayor y más completa historia de la villa y corte jamás publicada. Fue tal la empresa editorial que su autor, Amador de los Ríos, hubo de contar con la ayuda de Cayetano Rosell y Juan de Dios de la Rada y Delgado para abordar la ingente cantidad de información y documentación a tratar. Adornada con infinidad de litografías y cromolitografías a toda plana. Precioso ejemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Schriftstück.

      O. O., [wohl Frühjahr 1864].. ½ S. 8vo.. Wohl in Zusammenhang mit den Abreisevorbereitungen nach Mexiko: "Marquis Corio / an den Freg. Capitain Grafen Bombelles / Bericht. / Die Bestellungen in Brüssel sind gemacht worden." Am 10. April 1864 verzichtete Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian auf alle österreichischen Thronansprüche und nahm die Kaiserwürde von Mexiko an; im Mai erreichte er Veracruz. Zu seinen Begleitern zählten sein Kämmerer Joseph Leopold Marquis von Corio und der Fregattenkapitän Karl Albert von Bombelles, Sohn seines ehemaligen Erziehers, wie auch seine Frau, Prinzessin Charlotte von Belgien. 1867 wurde er in Mexiko hingerichtet. - Beiliegend zugehörige Katalogkarte der Sammlung Eduard Fischer von Röslerstamm.

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        Le Théâtre érotique de la rue de la Santé Son histoire

      Batignolles: S.n., 1864. Fine. S.n., Batignolles 1864-1866, 11x16,5cm, 2 parties reliées en un volume. - Second edition of this collection of erotica, partly original, it is decorated with 2 frontispieces engraved on copper by Félicien Rops, drawn on China, and is accompanied by an invitation ticket to the representation of the Last day of sentenced facsimile. Contemporary binding half red morocco with corners, back with five nerves decorated with gilded nets, double gilded coffered and cold florets, cold fillet on paper plates to the tank, gilded head on witnesses. The book, first published in 1864, brings together texts represented in private in 1862 in a room located in the Batignolles Street Health. It contains the same autograph dedication of the authors, plus a few documents concerning them, and a fun History of Erotic Theatre Street Health, in which are found the names of the authors of the 1864 edition meant only by difficult metaphors to seize (Pia). - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Seconde édition de ce recueil de textes érotiques, en partie originale, elle est ornée de 2 frontispices gravés sur cuivre par Félicien Rops, tirés sur chine, et s'accompagne d'un billet d'invitation pour la représentation du Dernier jour d'un condamné en fac-similé. Reliure de l'époque en demi maroquin rouge à coins, dos à cinq nerfs ornés de filets dorés, de double caissons dorés et de fleurons à froid, filet à froid sur les plats de papier à la cuve, tête dorée sur témoins. L'ouvrage, d'abord paru en 1864, rassemble des textes représentés en privé au cours de l'année 1862 dans un local situé aux Batignolles, rue de la Santé. Elle contient les mêmes pièces, plus quelques documents les concernant, ainsi qu'une amusante Histoire du Théâtre érotique de la rue de la Santé, dans laquelle sont révélés les noms des auteurs que l'édition de 1864 ne désignait que par des métaphores parfois difficile à saisir (Pia).  Petite restauration de papier à l'angle d'un faux-titre, sinon bel exemplaire.

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

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

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Sankt Petersburg, 19. VII. 1864. - 4to. 1 p. In Russian.

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        The Boatswain's Whistle. Nos. 1-8 [of 10 issues]

      Boston: Published at the National Sailor's Fair, 1864. First and only printing of this scarce journal, the first 8 of 10 issues (lacking November 18 and 19, 1864). Folio; 80pp; 8 pages per issue. Bound: original self wrappers, with front printed in black, "The Boatswain's Whistle. / National Sailors' Fair, Boston." around an engraved image of a sailor on deck blowing a whistle; printed on poor quality paper that is discolored and a bit brittle, split at folds, some staing at foredges, chipped at corners and foredges, still a very good set of these scarce daily newspaper printed during the National Sailors Fair held in Boston in 1864. Edited by Julia Ward Howe, she contributed articles as did other notable New England authors, including Maria S. Cummins with a story that ran through most issues, "Phases in the Life of Jack Oakheart." Other original contributions (either poetry or prose) were made by Emerson, Channing, Dana, Whittier, Everett, Holmes, and Lowell, mostly on nautical themes. . Women contributors included Mrs. Sigourney, Phoebe Cary and Harriet Kimball. There is a large article on Harriet Hosmer, noting the American sculptor and creator of "Zenobia" was returning to Boston from Rome. There is an obituary notice for "Moll Pitcher" of Lynn. There is a brief letter from Abraham Lincoln and an article on whale fisheries by Charles Cliffford. Ephemera from a Sanitary Commission fair is rare; this run of newspapers under the direction of Julia Ward Howe especially so. BAL 9422, 5242, 1416, etc.

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

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

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        Deutschlands Flora oder Abbildung und Beschreibung der daselbst wildwachsenden Pflanzen. In naturgetreu colorirten Abbildungen. Vollständig in einhundert Lieferungen. Siebente vollständig umgearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage

      Wilhelm Baensch Verlagshandlung, Leipzig 1864 - kl.4°, HHLdr. XXXVI Seiten(= Systematische Aufstellung der Gattungen und Arten von Deutschlands Flora) + 500 kolorierte Tafeln. Hier sind alle 500 kolorierte Tafeln in einem Band gebunden. Zustand: Lederrücken mit kleiner Fehlstelle am Kapitäl unten und berieben. Kanten zu Buchdeckel gebrochen, Bindung aber fest. Kanten berieben, Ecken bestoßen. Titelblatt innen unterlegt. Exlibris innen am Deckel. Ansichten sauber und komplett 0 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Principles of Political Economy with Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy

      New York: D. Appleton and Company 1864 - Two volumes (complete), 8vo., three quarter morocco with marble boards and ornate spine design lettered in gilt; with the slightest rubbing to extremities. First American edition, from the fifth London edition, which was originally published in 1848. A stunning set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BANCROFT'S MAP OF CALIFORNIA, NEVADA, UTAH AND ARIZONA

      San Francisco: H.H. Bancroft, 1864.. Folding pocket map, printed on two sheets joined, full original hand- coloring. Within an ornamental border. Sheet size: 32 1/4 x 38 inches. Publisher's blindstamped cloth boards, upper cover lettered in gilt, publisher's advertisement on front pastedown. Minor separations at folds expertly repaired, very minor losses at intersecting folds. First edition, first issue of a rare early pocket map of California. An "important large scale map....The map shows the Emigrants Road to California, Overland Mail Route, and proposed routes for the Southern Pacific Railroad in California and for the Central Pacific" (Streeter). The map shows California and Nevada, plus western Utah and Arizona, on the impressive scale of twenty- four miles to the inch. Bancroft shows these western areas with the most accurate detail possible; completed railroads, proposed railroads, and wagon roads are carefully laid down. "All of California and Nevada are shown, along with the western parts of Utah and Arizona....This is the scarcest of the editions of this map. A second issue was published in the same year, with a different border (interlocking leaves as opposed to interlocking Coltonesque metal strips in this copy)" - Rumsey. RUMSEY 4819. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 1219. STREETER SALE 3915. WHEAT 1093.

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        A TALE OF TWO CITIES (Fine Example of the First "Cheap" Edition in Original Cloth)

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1864. Dickens, Charles. A TALE OF TWO CITIES. Frontispiece by Marcus Stone. London: Chapman & Hall, 1864. Original blind-stamped blue-green publisher's cloth with spines elaborately decorated in gilt. First "Cheap" Edition (actually a first issue volume from the first and most important collected works of Dickens, with a new 1pp introduction by Dickens and a specially commissioned new frontispiece). Begun in 1847 with writings already published, Dickens added further titles to his "works" as he went along. Despite being called "cheap" -- these volumes are just as high quality in texture and ornamentation as his first editions; there are 18 titles in total, we've never seen a complete set in fine original condition and individual volumes in collector's condition are scarce. This copy is FINE, with bright gilt, and excellent eye appeal. It would hard to find a better example of this traditionally, yet inexplicably, undervalued volume from Dickens's carefully-designed, newly prefaced and illustrated, first collection of his works. This is one of the more scarce titles from the series.. First Edition Thus. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Illus. by Marcus Stone.

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        F.W. Delkeskamp's kleines Rhein-Panorama von Mainz bis Cöln.'.

      - Stahlstich v. J.Ph. Dauch n. Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp, 1864, 89 x 15 Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp geb. 1794 in Bielefeld war Maler, Kupferstecher u. Verleger. - Zeigt ein Rheinpanorama von Mainz nach Köln mit Einzeichnung der Eisenbahnlinie aus der Vogelschau. - Unter u. über dem Panorma Gesamtansichten von Köln und Mainz mit Bordüren. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        A Natural History Of The Nests and Eggs of British Birds

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

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        Geological Survey of Canada

      Ottawa 1864 - Size : 384x595 (mm), 15.125x23.375 (Inches), Hand Colored

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        Sull' Origine delle Specie per Elezione Naturale ovvero conservazione delle razze perfezionate nella lotta per l'esistenza

      Modena, Zanichelli 1864 (1865) 403pp + tav. VG / none Si tratta presumibilmente della prima edizione italiana congiuntamente distribuita da Zanichelli e Bocca; al frontespizio e' riportato l'anno 1864 Modena Tipi di Nicola Zanichelli e nella copertina in brossura appare 1865 Modena, Zanichelli e Torino, Bocca. Formato 8vo, 22cm, rilegatura moderna, in mezza pelle marocchino verde, con scritte dorate al dorso, conservate le copertine originali all'interno, copertina con macchie e timbro a secco quasi impercettibile al margine superiore, carta ingiallita dal tempo con lievi diffuse fioriture, altrimenti in ottime condizioni. Prima traduzione italiana col consenso dell'Autore per cura di Gio. Canestrini e L. Salimbeni, rara prima edizione italiana, basata sulla terza edizione inglese di una tra le piu' importanti opere scientifiche mai pubblicate. Foto e maggiori informazioni disponibili a richiesta.

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        El Medico Botanico Criollo. 3 Tomos (Parte Primera, Tomo I y II; Parte Segunda, Tomo I).

      Paris, Libreria de Francisco Brachet 1864 - EA - Erstausgabe. Parte Primera: Flora Medica y Util de las Antillas y de la Parte Correspondiente del Continente Americano. Tomo I (I de la obra), 462 Seiten. Tomo II (II de la obra), 512 Seiten. Parte Segunda: Compendio de Terapeutica Vejetal de las Antillas y de la Parte Correspondiente del Continente Americano. Tomo I (III de la obra), 416 Seiten. Ca. 23,5 cm x ca. 15 cm, zusammen ca. 6,5 cm stark, ca. 1,7 kg schwer. Kräftige marmorierte Vorsatzpapiere. Halbledereinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und -verzierungen. In Spanisch. - Nicht bei Stafleu and Cowan, Taxonomic Literature. - Seltene Flora und "Kräuterbuch" für die Karibik und Mittelamerika. Es ist zumindest noch ein zweiter Band des zweiten Teiles erschienen, der hier jedoch fehlt. Insbesondere an den Kanten und Ecken berieben oder bestoßen. Name auf den Vorsätzen, sonst keine Einträge. Papier nur wenig gebräunt, jeweils die letzten Blätter etwas, sonst nicht altersfleckig. Bindung gut und fest. Zustand (I -) II (deutsche Schulnotenskala). Auf Wunsch senden wir Ihnen gern per E-Mail Fotos des Werkes zu. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Further Papers on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation.

      Eyre and Spottiswoode for HMSO, 1863, London 1864 - Tall quarto volume containing two above-titled publications relating to convict transportation; bound with other material related to Scottish prisons, Poor Relief and other legal matters; all in fine condition, green cloth with red leather spine label. A fascinating selection of documents relating to the last years of convict life in Australia.This collection of bound parliamentary papers contains two publications titled 'Further Papers on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation' dated July 1863 and February 1864 respectively. Both print a selection of correspondence between Australian Governors and the Secretary of State regarding the convict system. At this stage transportation had ceased to all colonies excepting Western Australia where it continued on a limited scale until 1867.Accordingly, these two publications form a detailed record of the final years of the convict system in Western Australia. Aside from discussion of finance and logistics, several of Governor Hampton's dispatches concern the selection of men best suited to the conditions of his colony. Much of the success of transportation to Western Australia lay with the selection of men suitable for assigned labour and the relatively lenient ticket-of-leave system here practised (in contrast to the indiscriminate transportation of large numbers of felons to Van Diemen's Land in the 1840s that caused widespread social upheaval and disruption). Of additional interest is a dispatch titled 'Breaking up of the convict establishment at Bermuda, and transfer of Prisoners to Western Australia' that includes correspondence between the Governor of Bermuda and the Secretary of State on the subject.Dispatches from Tasmania include a report of three pages on the convict establishment at Port Arthur followed by a breakdown of the number and description of convicts for the year 1862. Overall, correspondence from the Governors of other Australian colonies report widespread public hostility to any possibility of a return to the convict system. Fuelled by rumours that transportation was once again before British parliament for consideration, these 'Memorials against Transportation' played an important part in forming a confident and distinct Australian national identity. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to "Dear Pengelly" (the geologist William Pengelly, 1812-1894).

      1864 - 4-sides 8vo on the blindstamped letterhead of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, November 21st 1864. Mounting stub on the left hand margin. He writes: "Miss Coutts may have you at dinner on Thursday if she wishes it; for there is no Royal Society Club on that day. You must pardon my slip - but being a very old member of that Club I was thinking of times past when the Club met every Thursday. Now it has a rival the Philosophical which meets next Thursday & although I am one of that too I cannot invite any Englishman - the guest must be a foreigner. I have.invited Mr. Gladstone to dine as my guest with the Geologists & if he accepts you can come."etc.

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        The Reptiles of British India

      London: Published for the Ray Society by Robert Hardwicke, 1864. Folio, pp. xxvii, [1], 452pp., with 26 lithographed plates, occasional dust-soiling but largely clean, orig. quarter cloth with printed title label to upper cover, spine a little worn. The first work, by the British zoologist Albert Gunther (1830-1914), to review the entire reptilian fauna of the Indian continent (includes Afghanistan, Tibet, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam and China). Complete with 26 lithograph full-page plates showing tortoises, lizards, chameleons, snakes and batrachians. Nissen ZBI, 1744; Wood, 371.

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        The Chinese and Japanese Repository of Facts and Events in Science, History, and Art, Relating to Eastern Asia, 1863-1864, Volume 1, Issues No. 1-12

      London: W. H. Allen and Co., 1864 - Octavo, 24.1*16cm, viii+524p. Volume 1 ONLY. Original cloth, gilt design and lettering faded. Spine slightly soiled, corners bumped and frayed, Edges scraped and rubbed. Internally very clean with no foxing or staining. Occasional light pencil markings. The title page has two manuscript signatures and two seals. New endpapers. Preface dated 1864. July 1863 through June 1864, Nos. 1-12, published monthly, bound into a single volume. An early and important journal covering both China and Japan. Both nations were experiencing popular and often violent opposition to the presence of foreigners. The journal documents these events as they are viewed by Westerners in China and Japan and reflected in politics and actions taken in London. Many topics are discussed, often in great depth in a serial format. Representative subjects covered include the Israelites in China, Chinese literature, drama, fables and poetry, Chinese mathematics, earthquakes in both China and Japan, the aboriginal tribes in China, religious practices in China and Japan, the British reprisal destruction at Kagoshima in Japan, the Lay-Osborn Expedition to China, Mongolian language and literature, British commerce with Japan, the conquest of the Island Taiwan (Formosa) by the Chinese in 1662, the railways in China, missionary medical practice in Peking in 1861-2. The primary writer and editor was Rev. James Summers. Other writers include Alexander Wylie, Theodore Hamberg, J.E. Edkins, M.G. Pauthier, M. Leon de Rosny, John Bowring, Alex. Bowers, W. Lockhart, Reinhold Rost and Professor Bazin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité des Maladies du Coeur et de L'Aorte Ouvrage traduit, avec L'Autorisation de l'auteur par le Dr. Sénac.

      Paris: Adrien Delahaye. Première édition française.. Bel exemplaire, très frais.. Première édition française. Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1864. 8°. XIX, 716 pages. Demi-chagrin noir (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire, très frais. [Garrison & Morton, 2760 / Bedford Library of Cardiology, 281 / Willius & Dry - A history of the heart and the circulation - pages 134-135 / L. J. Acierno (The history of cardiology), page 102 and page 112] Première édition de la traduction française de "The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta". On y trouve la description classique de la « respiration de Cheyne-Stokes » et la première description de la tachycardie paroxystique. Il existe également des données importantes sur la péricardite, sur les valvulopathies et sur les complications cardiaques du typhus. William Stokes (1804-1878) était un médecin irlandais qui enseigna à Dublin.

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