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        Rare Original Carte-de-Visite Photograph of Dr. David Livingstone

      1864. circa 1864. Rare original sepia CDV photograph, measuring approximately 4 x 2.5 inches (10 x 6cm), on original mount, with photographers' imprint to recto and verso, the "H.N.King", Bath - Photographer to the Queen. Very good condition, well preserved. David livingstone, the African traveller, returned to England from his Zambesi expedition in July, 1864. the following September he spoke at the meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Bath. When in Bath, livingstone had several portraits of himself taken by "H.N. King". These portraits were used on cartes de visite, and the present one, showing livingstone three quarter-length with hat in hand, is one of the less common. .

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        David Chantrey

      Robson and Son, Temple Bar Magazine, London 1864 - First appearance of this Victorian novel, serialized in Temple Bar magazine in 13 parts, 38 chapters, Dec. 1864 through Dec. 1865; contained in four bound volumes of Temple Bar, A London Magazine, the four volumes being Vol. 13 through Vol. 16, Dec. 1864 through March 1866; bound in half dark brown leather with marbled paper-covered boards, ex-libris with minimal marks (only spine label on one volume), Very Good condition with light rubbing to edges of covers, library bookplates on front pastedowns; also contains complete serialization of "Sir Jasper's Tenant" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, see separate listing under her name [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864.

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        Gedruckter Gesetzestext mit dreifacher eigenh. U.

      Bad Ischl, 6. X. 1864.. 4 SS. Mit papiergedecktem Siegel. Roter Leinenband der Zeit. Folio.. Betrifft einige Abänderungen der Bestimmungen von §75 der provisorischen Landtagsordnung für Rumänien in Bezug auf die Auszahlung und Höhe von Taggeldern, Reisekostenentschädigungen u. a. Der dreisprachig und -spaltig gesetzte Text (auf ungarisch, deutsch und rumänisch) ist vom Kaiser dreifach unterzeichnet ("Ferencz Jozsef", "Franz Joseph" und "Franciscu Josifu"). Ebenfalls dreisprachig gegengezeichnet von Franz Frh. von Reichenstein und Eugen Frh. von Friedenfels.

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        Entwürfe zu ausgeführten Öffentlichen und Privat-Gebäuden. Enthaltend: Städtische und ländliche Wohngebäude, Hotels, Villen, Theater, öffentliche Vergnügungslocale u.s.w. u.s.w. in Grundrissen, Profilen, Facaden und Details für Architecten, Mauer- und Zimmermeister, Bauunternehmer u.s.w. - Hefte 1 bis 11 in einem Band

      - Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung, Berlin, 1864-1868. Zusammen 12 Blatt und 68 teils kolorierte oder getönte lithographische Tafeln, Halbleinen-Einband der Zeit, folio, (gering berieben und bestoßen/oberes Kapital ausgebrochen/etwas fleckig/Stempel auf Vorsatz) - Enthält folgende Bauten: Das Hotel D'Angleterre zu Berlin mit 6 Tafeln / Das Victoria-Theater zu Berlin mit 24 Tafeln / Das Krollsche Etablissement zu Berlin mit 12 Tafeln / Wohnhaus mit Läden in Berlin, Oberwallstrasse No. 8 und Villa Simundt im Thiergarten bei Berlin mit 6 Tafeln / Villa bei Finsterwalde. Wohnhaus in Berlin, Unter den Linden No. 54 u. 55 mit 6 Tafeln / Das Wallner-Theater zu Berlin mit 12 Tafeln / Heft 2 doppelt, hintereinander gebunden, einmal nur mit 5 Tafeln. Dieses versteht sich als Beilage / Gezeichnet und herausgegeben von H. Kaemmerling, Architekt in Berlin - [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Mexico City: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, 1864 241 pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5") bound in half leather with gilt lettering to spine and stiff boards. First edition.In the mid 1800's Mexico's population was forty percent Indian. Most had a subsistence economy which was out side the nation's main stream, and condemned the native population to poverty and malnutrition. The Mexican government began to divide the communal lands of the Indians into farms (ejidos), which they opposed. Liberals, such as Pimentel, thought that the Indian was an obstacle to progress of the nation. The Mexican intellectuals thought one of the best ways to integrate the natives was to encourage European immigration and to eliminate the indigenous languages. Pimentel in his Political economy applied to landed property in Mexico (1866) asked "Who is to blame for this laziness, improvidence and squandering of our poor class?" To which he answered the same day Indian laborer. Two years earlier Pimentel's Report on the causes that have led to the current situation of the indigenous race and the means to remedy the situation gives a concise history of the Indian and discusses solutions to what the intellectuals considered a problem. This is one of the fundamental works which began to frame the ruling establishment's actions toward the indigenous populations and which eventually led them to assist the side with the revolutionists in 1910.Condition:Previous owner's name on front end paper, boards and edges rubbed and chipped, corners bumped else a good to very good copy of a scarce item.

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        Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1864 - FIRST EDITION, IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS. A beautiful complete set. The second issue of part 1 on the front cover, titled "Mr. Romford's Hounds" has light restoration to the edges. The pages are clean with Facey Romford Advertiser in parts 1-5; ads for Temple Anecdotes and Newton's Camomile Pills in part 2; and the Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company ads in part 6 and 10. Schwerdt II, 237. Overall, a wonderful copy housed in a customer clamshell slipcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Collection of seven reports on the Maori Wars, and Confiscation of Native lands

      London: HMSO, 1863-, 1864. Foolscap folio, with a total of five folding maps, fine in nineteenth century green cloth with gilt lettered crimson label. Mapping the Maori Wars. Seven detailed reports featuring a total of five large folding handcoloured maps detailing military activity during the Maori Wars.The reports contain much information on conflicts with the Maori, especially the use of native militia and the confiscation and resale of lands captured from the Maori (a policy with resounding historical implications). Additionally, the depth and detail of the material sheds light on little known aspects of the conflict of the 1860s, such as the pay and conditions of Sikh soldiers serving as British infantry. The second report contains four large handcoloured lithographic maps detailing military operations in Waikato; including a detailed plan captioned "Plan of the Rebel Maori Position of Mere Mere". In addition to military content, other material includes the legal status of native land settlements, the discovery of gold at Coromandel, and sundry matters.Full collation as follows, in order of binding in this volume:GREY, Sir George, and various native chiefs. Further Papers relative to the Affairs of New Zealand...27 July 1863. London, HMSO; vi, 148pp.GREY, Sir George, CAMERON, Lieutenant-General Duncan, and various other officers. Further Papers relative to the Affairs of New Zealand...3 March 1864. London, HMSO; vi, 108, four large folding maps. GREY, Sir George, CAMERON, Lieutenant-General Duncan, and various other officers. Further Papers relating to the Military Operations in New Zealand... 15 July 1864. London, HMSO 1864; 68 pp.GREY, Sir George, CAMERON, Lieutenant-General Duncan, and various other officers. Further Papers relating to the War in New Zealand... June 1864. London, HMSO 1864; iv, 46pp.GREY, Sir George, and the Duke of Newcastle. Copy of all Correspondence that has taken place between Governor Sir George Grey and the Colonial Office relating to the Policy of Confiscation... 26 May 1864. London, HMSO 1864; 54 pp.GREY, Sir George, CAMERON, Lieutenant-General Duncan, and various other officers. Further Papers relating to the War in New Zealand... July 1864. London, HMSO 1864; [ii], 20pp.ROMAINE, W.G., ROGERS, sir Frederic, and others. Further Papers relating to Military Operations on the Gold Coast. June 1864. London, HMSO 1864; [iv], 30pp., with a folding plan captioned "Plan of Operations in the Interior 1860"

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        Independence and Progress. An Oration Delivered at Prescott, Arizona, July 4th, 1864

      Prescott, Arizona: Office of The Arizona Miner. 1864. First. First edition. Sewn buff printed wrappers. 15, (1)pp. Tiny chips on the front wrap, and two neat horizontal folds, else a near fine copy. A Fourth of July oration concerned with Arizona, the resources of the state, and the contemporary military campaign against the Apaches by a future Governor of the state. A rare, early Arizona imprint. OCLC locates seven copies. .

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        Seize mille lieues a travers l'Asie et l'Océanie. Voyage éxecuté pendant les années 1858-1861 par le comte Henry Russell-Killough

      Paris: Hachette, 1864. Two volumes, octavo, with a world map and splendid folding engraved view of the Himalayas; some moderate foxing yet very good in contemporary green quarter roan, flat spines with gilt lettering. The man who married a mountain. Endearing account of a world voyage, including a sojourn in Victoria, by eccentric traveller and mountaineer Henry Russell (1834-1909).Henry Patrice Marie - Count Russell-Killough - was born in France of Irish descent. A comfortable inheritance left Russell free to travel and pursue his love of mountaineering. This book recounts his travels across the globe; including Siberia, central Asia, Nepal, East Asia and Hong Kong, before sailing for Australia and New Zealand.Three chapters are concerned with the author's stay in Victoria, with notes on the Ballarat, Maryborough and Castlemaine mines. Russell recounts his impressions of day-to-day life, including Chinese miners, the culture of personal liberty and intemperance of colonial life. The travel notes are interspersed with observations on the native birds, tall forests and the vast silence of Australian landscapes. The author departed from Sydney to New Zealand in early 1860.Upon returning to Europe, Russell became entranced with mountaineering in the French Pyrenees, spending weeks at a time in the wilderness. A harmless eccentric, Russell adored the Vignemale peak with such affection he had live-in caves constructed above a glacier flowing off her flank, and eventually conducted a wedding service uniting himself and the mountain forevermore.

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        Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem.

      c. 1864 - Albumen print. Good tonal range and in good condition, photographer's credit and number in negative. Dimensions: 210 by 275mm. (8.5 by 11 inches).

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        Tracts issued by the Loyal Publication Society, From Feb. 1, 1863, to Feb. 1, 1864. Nos. 1 to 44

      New York: Loyal Publication Society of New York. 1864. First. First collected edition. Octavo. Contains 55 tracts bound in one volume. Lacks three tracts, else complete with additional tracts (nos. 45-50, 52, 54, 56-58, and 60-62) dating from March-September 1864 also bound in. A beautiful copy professionally bound in modern period-style half calf and marbled boards that match the original marbled edges. Small library stamp to the top edge of the title page, else no other markings, with moderate toning to the title and contents pages, very good. The Loyal Publication Society of New York was led by Charles King, president of Columbia University, and the German-American jurist Francis Lieber. A second, sister Society was established in Boston. Both were founded in 1863 after the Union Army had suffered many defeats, in order to bolster public support for the Union effort. They achieved this by disseminating pro-Union tracts and related articles to newspapers around the country, and directly to Union soldiers. The tracts address the economic, social, and political issues of the day, with special attention to slavery and its abolition. Scarce. OCLC locates only five copies, and none with the additional tracts bound in this volume. A detailed list is available upon request. .

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        Geschichte der französischen Arbeiter-Associationen. Teil I - IV (in 2 Bänden).

      Hamburg Hoffmann und Campe, 1864.. Vortitel / T./ 306 S./ Vort./ T./ 347 S.// Vort./ T./ 364 S./ Vort./ T./ 304 S./ 1 Bl. (Inhalt), 8°, Ppbde. d.Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rckns. Einband berieben (bes. Außengelenke), Seiten stellenweise braunfleckig; insgesamt gut erhalten..

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        What led to the discovery of the source of the Nile.

      Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1864,. lg. in-8vo, engraved frontispiece + X + 1 ll. (2 p.: half-title : Journal...Somali Land) + 372 p., + 1 double-page and 1 folding map, a very clean copy, engraved ex-libris 'James Early Smith' and a small legacy stamp on first fly 'C.A.W. Guggisberg', contemporary h.-leather, spine richly gilt.. First edition. An account of Speke's first journey to Central Africa as part of Burton's expedition, during which Speke claimed to have discovered the source of the Nile, a claim vigourously disputed by Burton, although time was to prove Speke correct. The book is in two parts, the first a journal of adventures in Somali-Land, the second a journal of a cruise on the Tanganyika Lake.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Hilmy II, p 255.

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        Ueber Einschlüsse im Diamant.

      Haarlem, de Erven Loosjes, 1864. 4to. pp. 84, with 7 (1 folded) of which 3 coloured, the others tinted. Contemporary half calf. Published in the 'Natuurkundige Verhandelingen van de Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen te Haarlem. Tweede Verzameling, negentiende deel'. "On the basis of studies of inclusions in diamands which to him resemble organic remains, and the occurrence of diamonds 'primarily' in itacolumite rock and 'secondarily' in alluvia, Göppert concludes that the inclusions are actually organic in nature and that diamond formed in 'Neptunian' rather than 'Plutonian' process. A valuable feature of this paper in his review of the statements previously made by many authorities on the problem of the true matrix of the diamond, from Newton to Cagniard De Latour" (Sinkankas 2446).

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        Our Mutual Friend, The Rare Bradburn Edition: First Hardcover Edition Published in America - Precedes the First English Edition, Four Volumes, Dated 1864;-65;-65;-65

      John Bradburn New York 1864 - Our Mutual Friend: A Good to Very Good 4-Volume Set of the First American Edition, in the original Publisher’s Cloth bindings, Dated 1864;-65;-65;-65. Cloth shows wear at the extremities, the gilt titles & engravings on spines a bit rubbed. The condition of the books can be appreciated by looking at the pictures, the colors of loth bindings & endpapers, described in various references, are subject to interpretation. Internally, all four volumes are clean, the type setting is mostly clear & legible throughout [ a few pages of light impression], endpapers with transparent spots, tanning. “Book 1” has seven plates, a few spots, one page lower corner lacking, not effecting the text, the endpapers are not split, a few tiny worm holes at the top front & rear hinges: 318 pages; 5“ by 7.5“+/-. “Book 2” has four plates, endpapers are not split, a bit of spotting on a few pages; 2 sections projecting at the fore edge: 316 pages; 5“ by 7.3“+/-. “Book 3” has four plates & tissue guards, endpapers not split, text is nearly pristine: 316 pages; 5“ by 7.5“+/-. “Book 4” has three plates, one with tissue, endpapers not split, nearly pristine, with just a spot or two, worm hole lower front hinge, more so base of rear hinge, worm hole mid point of the rear endpaper: 296 pages; 5“ by 7.5“+/-. According to Walter E Smith’s “Charles Dickens A Bibliography of His First American Editions,” Book 2 has a Variant Binding with a Title Page date of 1865. Smith’s variants are from complete 4 volume sets, some of which may have been made up of “odd volumes,” meaning they were accumulated from the out-of-print market. The point being, the sets may not have been bought consecutively, at the time of publication, by a single “original owner.” To the credit of this set, the penned signatures on the endpapers throughout indicate the continual single ownership of the set. It is reasonable to assume that both the 1864 & 1865 editions of "Book 2" were "available to the public" simultaneously. Historically noting, the Lessard-Foster family dates to pioneer times, some descendants locating in Ludington, Michigan, and, becoming prosperous, the family was noted for its appreciation of music, relics & antiques, and fine books. Notes from Goggling [edited for typos & clarity]: “The Fosters from far back had been prolific readers and what a treasure store of old books they left behind. Just a brief look was all we had time for but one could spend years pouring over those old volumes and still there would be many left untouched. Sets of the old classics, exquisitely 'bound in leather‘, a Polyglot Bible, dated 1836: There was "A Speller & Definer," published by J. B. Lippincott of Philadelphia in 1844, and gardening . . . Old prayers books, hymnals and Bibles, children's story books, family records, letters and pictures, all these and many more behind the glass doors of the massive cases arranged along the walls.” The Bradburn Edition Volumes 1 & 3 precede Hardcover Editions in both America & England. Ref: Smith, Charles Dickens A Bibliography of His First American Editions, page 404; Gimbel-Podeschi page 149 #A153; Edgar & Vail page 29 First Entry, note. Our Mutual Friend, The Rare Bradburn Edition: First Hardcover Edition Published in America - Precedes the First English Edition, Four Volumes, Dated 1864;-65;-65;-65. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Arte de Aprender y Jugar el Noble Juego del Villar, con las reglas y leyes en toda su estencion

      Malaga: D. José Garcia Taboadela, 1864. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Purported to be the first book in Spanish on billiards. Bound in full modern acid calf over the original wraps. 32pp plus two large (24" x 16") fold out plates, both with small tears at attached edge, and some mild creasing. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Games & Gaming; Inventory No: 038785.

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        Address of his Excellency John A. Andrew to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, Together with Accompanying Documents. January 8, 1864. (The Gettysburg Address)

      Boston: Wright & Potter, State Printers. 1864. First. First edition. 88, cx, [110]pp., folding map. Original buff printed wrappers. 19th century blind stamp on title page from an important Americana library collection (with letter releasing the book), contemporary inscription on the front wrap: "Francis Rendall, Esq. with regards of Joseph Crofts". About 20% of the rear wrap lacking, modest splits on the paper spine, still a nice very good or better copy. Largely devoted to the Massachusetts war effort. The folding map shows the Soldier's National Cemetery at Gettysburg, dedicated November 19, 1863, with the speech of Edward Everett of Massachusetts and the short "Dedicatory Speech by President Lincoln," better known as the Gettysburg Address. Monaghan notes this as an early printing of the Gettysburg Address. .

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

      Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1864.. Premiere edition francaise. 8°. XIX, 716 pages. Demi-chagrin noir (reliure de l'epoque). Bel exemplaire, tres 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] Premiere edition de la traduction francaise de "The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta". On y trouve la description classique de la " respiration de Cheyne-Stokes " et la premiere description de la tachycardie paroxystique. Il existe egalement des donnees importantes sur la pericardite, sur les valvulopathies et sur les complications cardiaques du typhus. William Stokes (1804-1878) etait un medecin irlandais qui enseigna a Dublin.

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        Experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Physiologie und Pathologie der Embolie, Transfusion und Blutmenge.

      . Virch. Arch. path. Anat., 27./29. - Berlin, Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1864, 8°, (2), 286 pp., orig. Broschur; unaufgeschnittenes frisches Exemplar.. Erste Ausgabe in Buchform dieses Grundlagenwerkes. - Peter Ludwig Panum (1820-1885) aus Rönne in Bornholm, ein Schüler Claude Bernards, Professor in Kiel und Kopenhagen, ist der Begründer der modernen dänischen Physiologie. Der vorliegende, klassische Text enthält grundlegende Erkenntnisse zur Lehre von den embolischen Prozessen und zur Transfusionskunde. Daneben finden sich noch sehr frühe, experimentelle Studien zur Koronardurchblutung. -- Panum erkannte, daß beim defibrinierten Blut kein Unterschied mehr zwischen arterieller und venöser Herkunft bestand. Er bemerkte, daß die transfundierten Blutkörperchen im Empfängerorganismus weiter ihre respiratorische Funktion ausüben und das Fibrin innerhalb von 48 Stunden wieder regeneriert wird. Daneben konnte er nachweisen, daß defibriniertes Blut wiederbelebend wirkte und auch in größeren Mengen gut vertragen wurde. Mit diesen Erkenntnissen gehört Panum zu den Pionieren der Transfusionskunde. -- Von ebenso großer Bedeutung sind seine Forschungsergebnisse zur Entstehung der Embolie, die er durch Injektionen von Öl, Fett, Wachs, etc. in die Aorta und Koronararterien von Hunden gewonnen hatte. Alle vorliegenden Arbeiten stammen noch aus der Kieler Tätigkeit des berühmten Physiologen. - FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Among the earliest studies of the coronary circulation to employ methods of physiological measurement, Panum's experiments confirmed Erichsen's conclusion that any disease, such as hardening of the coronary arteries, that interferes with the flow of the blood through them may result in sudden death. He embolized the coronary arteries and aorta of dogs by means injection of powder, wax, oil and India ink, finding gradual cessation of cardiac action. -- He replaced practically the entire blood of a dog and found no change in behavior of the animal. He pointed out the dangers implied in direct transfusion of non-defibrinated blood and in transfusion from one species to another. He found the transfusion of defibrinated blood within the same species to be relatively safe. -- Panum, who had trained under Virchow and Claude Bernard, was the founder of modern Danish physiology. He opened the first Danish physiology laboratory in Copenhagen in 1864. - See Leibowitz, Hist. of Cor. Heart disease, 130-31; Fishman & Richards, Circulation of Blood, 230-32; Maluf, Hist. of Blood Transf., 78; Schorr, Gesch. d. Bluttransfus., 35 + 45-46; Hirsch IV, 492-94; Meisen, Danish Scientists, 134-37; Carstensen, P.L. Panum (Neumünster 1967); Garrison & Morton 3008; Waller 7095; Willius & Dry, p. 157; Norman 1633. Not in Bedford-Library.

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        Memoirs of Jane Cameron, Female Convict. By A Prison Matron . in two volumes

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1864 - Succesful novelist of prison and low-life whose fiction was so often compelling and realisticm his readers often sent him contributions to improve the lives of his charcters (v. ODNB) First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. [viii], 326; [vi], 301 pp. Original green pebbled cloth, staining to lower covers affecting the binding but mostly not the text block, [ acceptable withal. Wolff 5935 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire encyclopedique des sciences medicales.

      Paris, P. Asselin, successeur de Labe, Victor Masson et fils, 1864 - 1889.. 100 Bände. (alles Erschienene). Mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten und einigen gestochenen Tafeln. Grüne Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 24 x 15,5 cm.. Herausgegeben von Jacques Raige-Delorme, Amedee Dechambre, L. Lereboullet und L. Hahn. Das Werk erschien in 5 nicht nummerisch, sondern alphabetisch geordneten Serien: Serie 1 (36 Bde.), Serie 4 (16 Bde.), Serie 2 (27 Bde.), Serie 3 (18 Bde.) und Serie 5 (3 Bde.). - "Im gleichen Jahr (1864) kam auch der erste Band des 'Dictionnaire encyclopedique des sciences medicales' heraus, an dem hundertneunundsiebzig Autoren, darunter Pasteur und Littre, unter der Leitung von A. Dechambre, mitarbeiteten: dieses monumentale Werk stellt das gesamte medizinische Wissen der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts dar" (R. Toellner, Illustrierte Geschichte der Medizin 6, 3020). - Teilweise etwas berieben und bestoßen, Rücken aufgehellt, mit kleinen Abweichungen in Farbe und Größe, 1 Band mit einseitig gelöstem Rücken. Einige Bände mit angeplatzten Innengelenken, teilweise mit gestempeltem Vorsatz oder Reihentitel, Vorsätze leicht gebräunt, innen sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Insgesamt dekorative Reihe!

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        Eine Weltreise um die nördliche Hemisphäre in Verbindung mit der Ostasiatischen Expedition in den Jahren 1860 und 1861. Erster und Zweiter Theil.

      Leipzig. F.A. Brockhaus, 1864. - 1. Auflage, 2, 8°. 20,8 x 13,8 cm. XIV,288/VIII,305 Seiten, Vorwort von Wilhelm Heine, In gutem Zustand. saubere und frische Einbände, das Bezugspapier mit Pfauenmuster (Oleographie-Papier), sauber und frisch, wie unberührt, der Einband in braunem Lederimitat. private Nachbindung, mit Leinenecken, Lederrückenschild mit Goldprägung und Dreiseitenrotschnitt, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire encyclopédique des sciences médicales

      Paris, P. Asselin, successeur de Labé, Victor Masson et fils, 1864 - 1889.. 100 Bände. (alles Erschienene). Mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten und einigen gestochenen Tafeln. Grüne Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 24 x 15,5 cm. Herausgegeben von Jacques Raige-Delorme, Amédée Dechambre, L. Lereboullet und L. Hahn. Das Werk erschien in 5 nicht nummerisch, sondern alphabetisch geordneten Serien: Serie 1 (36 Bde.), Serie 4 (16 Bde.), Serie 2 (27 Bde.), Serie 3 (18 Bde.) und Serie 5 (3 Bde.). - ?"Im gleichen Jahr (1864) kam auch der erste Band des ?'Dictionnaire encyclopedique des sciences medicales?' … heraus, an dem hundertneunundsiebzig Autoren, darunter Pasteur und Littre, unter der Leitung von A. Dechambre, mitarbeiteten: dieses monumentale Werk … stellt das gesamte medizinische Wissen der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts dar?" (R. Toellner, Illustrierte Geschichte der Medizin 6, 3020). - Teilweise etwas berieben und bestoßen, Rücken aufgehellt, mit kleinen Abweichungen in Farbe und Größe, 1 Band mit einseitig gelöstem Rücken. Einige Bände mit angeplatzten Innengelenken, teilweise mit gestempeltem Vorsatz oder Reihentitel, Vorsätze leicht gebräunt, innen sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Insgesamt dekorative Reihe!

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        Mount Pleasant Hospitals, Washington, D.C. Hand-colored lithograph by C. Magnus. 35x47cm

      New York: C. Magnus, 1864. small tears around edges adn slightly faded around edges, otherwise good.

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        Notes On The Confederate Stockade of Florence South Carolina 1864-1865

      Under the Auspices of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Florence S.C. - Original grey embossed stiff wraps with title and author's name and Confederate symbol in black.Published 194[?].Frontispiece is a photograph of a stone memorial erected by the Daughter's of the Confederacy in honor of the soldiers and citizens, who in the line of duty guarded the 6500 Union prisoners who were held captive at the Florence Stockade. The Florence Stockade came about due to Sherman's March through the South. His army was at one point headed for Andersonville Prison and the Confederate command wanted to house these Union prisoners further south. The author served with the Co.,D,2nd South Carolina Heavy Artillery. Woods tells of his experiences guarding the Union prisoners.Towards the end of the war this regiment was incorporated into the Infantry. This pamphlet is in perfect condition and is unread. OCLC locates five copies.A very RARE pamphlet [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        WINE, THE VINE, AND THE CELLAR

      London, Longman Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864.. SECOND EDITION 1864, (revised and enlarged), 8vo, approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8¾ x 5½ inches, folding frontispiece depicting The Vintage, 29 illustrations in the text including 2 full page and a full page map, plus 2 folding tables, pages: xvi, 540 including index, plus 43 page publisher's catalogue dated August 1875, bound in the publisher's blind decorated fine grained red cloth, gilt illustration and lettering on gilt panels on upper cover, lettering on gilt panels on spine with gilt vine leaves and gilt bands at head and tail of spine, brown endpapers. Spine darkened and with some dark spotting, very slight wear to head and tail of spine, tiny string dent to top and bottom of upper cover, tiny bump to top corner of upper cover, tiny spot on upper cover, small stain on lower cover, a crease across lower corner of title page, not affecting printed area, occasional pale fox spot, 1 margin lightly soiled, otherwise contents clean. A very good tight copy. First published in 1863. General remarks are followed by chapters on Port and the Douro; Lisbon and Lisbon wine; Sherry and Spanish wines; 5 chapters on French wines; Italy, Sicily and Marsala; Greece; Hungary; Crimea; South Africa; America; Australia; a chapter on cellars, decanting and bottling; and a final chapter on gout. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 245, G36130: "Shaw's wit, sense of humor and love of wine pervades every page. Although there is much historical data, of real interest in the book are Shaw's reminiscences and anecdotes of his forty-two years in the wine trade". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        THE PORTENT: A STORY OF THE INNER VISION OF THE HIGHLANDERS, COMMONLY CALLED THE SECOND SIGHT

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.,. 1864. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-v [vi-vii] viii 1-290 [291-292: ads],. original apple-green cloth with Japanese vellum shelf back, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, marbled endpapers.. Some tarnishing to spine gilt, some soiling to vellum and cloth, a. very good copy with less soiling to the binding than usually. encountered. (#131821). First edition. Short novel set in Scotland and England. "... dreams, omens, paranormal hearing, an appearance of the ghost, suggestions of repeated patterns of fate and reincarnation, and many psychological oddities. The mood in the first part of the story is well sustained as a spiritualized Gothicism, with many of MacDonald's remarkable insights and aphorisms. The story is much less convincing in the second half, however ..." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1067. "... the beginning of a gradual emancipation from the German romantics. It occupies a transitional place between the fairy-tales and the Scotch novels." - Wolff, The Golden Key, p. 117. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-117. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2- 57. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, p. 242. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 146. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1271-1275. Bleiler (1978), p.129. Reginald 09425. Shaberman 18.

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        President Lincoln promotes the son of an influential Philadelphia newspaper editor as Captain in the 9th Regiment of Infantry

      "Partly Engraved Document Signed ?Abraham Lincoln? as President and ?E.M. Stanton? as Secretary of War, 1 page, 15.5? x 19.25?. Washington, July 1, 1864. Completed in manuscript. Adequate contrast. On parchment. Usual folds not affecting ?Lincoln? and just touching the tops of a few letters of ?Abraham? mentioned only for accuracy. Patriotic eagle vignette at top center to the right of a split blue paper seal. Military vignette across bottom. Fine condition. President Lincoln appoints ?Clayton McMichael ... Captain in the Ninth Regiment of Infantry ... to rank as such from the Fourth day of March eighteen hundred and Sixty four...? On Thursday, July 28, 1864, four weeks later, Lincoln wrote to John W. Forney and Morton McMichael to meet him in Washington on the weekend regarding political problems in Philadelphia. Forney was editor of the ?Philadelphia Press.? Morton McMichael, editor of ?The Philadelphia North American"" and one of the founders of the Union League, was Clayton McMichael?s father. Clayton McMichael (1844-1906) was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the 9th United States Regular Infantry on August 5, 1861. He was promoted to Quartermaster on January 1, 1862, and, by the document here offered, to Captain on March 4, 1864. He was brevetted Major, U.S. Army to date from April 2, 1865 for his meritorious service at Petersburg, Virginia. McMichael?s first service in the Army was on the frontier, defending against Indians attacks. He later served in California defending against Confederate interests before being transferred to the Army of the Potomac after the Battle of Gettysburg."

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        On the day Abraham Lincoln was elected President, Buchanan compliments the morality of a speech made by his Secretary of State, Jeremiah S. Black, concerning Abolition and ?Negro Equality?

      "Autograph Letter Signed ?James Buchanan,? 2 pages, 6.25? x 8?. Wheatland, November 8, 1864. To Hon. J.S. Black. Mounting strip along right edge on verso of integral leaf. Fine condition. In full, ?I have just received your favor of the 5th Instant with a copy of your speech. This I had read immediately after it was published with admiration. It displays the beautiful felicity of language which you have always at commands not to speak of its other morals. I should be glad to have a copy of [your son] Chauncys speech. That which he made during the last Campaign. I considered equal or nearly equal to your own. ?I had observed from the Newspapers that you had visited our old friend Jake; but doubled as I had nothing from you on the subject until I received your verbal message a few days ago from the Rev. Dr. Miller. I am glad he remembers Miss Lane & myself kindly. She has been I Philadelphia for a fortnight; but I shall send her your letter. I know she was anxious to pay you a visit on her return from the Bedford Springs; but nit having heard from Mary on the subject ?" she doubted whether she was expected. ?I would not have you visit me unless when convenient to yourself though you know how much pleasure it always affords me to meet you. I go tomorrow morning Deo volante [God willing] to Jo Bakers & to my farm in his vicinity. I am there to meet some friends from West Chester. Baker comes to see me often. He is a friend worth having. From your friend very respectfully James Buchanan.? Buchanan is referring to Jeremiah S. Black?s speech in Philadelphia on October 24, 1864, titled ?The Doctrines of the Democratic and Abolition Parties Contrasted: Negro Equality, The Conflict between ?Higher Law? and the Law of the Land.?"

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        LES DESTINEES. POEMES PHILOSOPHIQUES

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1864.. Portrait. Later cloth and boards, leather label, original printed wrappers (neatly backed) bound in. Small paint spot on rear cover, edges lightly rubbed, wrappers lightly soiled, but a very good copy. First edition of this posthumously published collection, gathering together a number of poems appearing here for the first time in book form. This copy bears a presentation inscription from the publisher on the front wrapper to "Monsieur Panthier." The frontis portrait is an engraving after a photograph by Adam Salomon. Included herein are some of Vigny's greatest poems, and this collection has been frequently reprinted. CARTERET II, p.463.

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        Il Principe

      Casa Editrice italiana Guigoni 1864 Rilegato, in buone condizioni, presenta segni d'usura sulla copertina, libro antico fuori commercio. Prefazione di Guido Cinelli 138 1

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        Urkunde mit eigenh. U. ("Imperatore").

      Rio de Janeiro, 8. VII. 1864. - 1 S. Imperial-Folio. Mit lithographiertem Briefkopf und Vordruck. Verleihungsurkunde zum Offizierskreuz des kaiserlich brasilianischen Rosenordens für Frederic Joule. - Mit einer nicht identifizierten Gegenzeichnung; etwas angestaubt und mit Randeinrissen in den horizontalen Faltungen.

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        VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN ITALIE PARTIE MERIDIONALE ET EN SICILE

      Morizot, Paris, 1864, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Later printinga.e.g., 524pp, foxed, Very Good. 23 engraved plates, 6 hand colored. Text in French, c1864. Very Good. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Italy; Inventory No: 39.

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        Les races bovines, études zootechniques.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, (1864). 2 volumes (text & atlas). Oblong folio (350 x 480 mm). pp. (6), lxxiv, (2), with 5 handcoloured maps; pp. (iv), 5 subtitiles and 87 fine plates of cattle races. Publisher's red half morocco, gilt ornamented spines and sides. One of the most beautifully produced work on cattle. Many of the excellent plates are after photographs by Nadar. Nadar (1820-1910), is best known for his fine photographic portraits of celebrated Frenchmen of the day. Artists like Emile van Marcke, Isodore Bonheur and Barye contributed to this work. "The plates were produced by a mixed process of photographic transposing on to a metal plate (heliography) followed by handwork of various kinds - soft ground etching, mezzotint and aquatint, the background tint being achieved by lithography" (D.H. Boalch, 'Prints and paintings of British farm livestock, 1780-1910)'. The work was published as a result of the first 'concours agricole universel' held in Paris 1856. "Au mois de mai 1856, le Gouvernement impérial ouvrit à Paris le premier concours agricole universel qui ait été tenu en France. Votre éminent prédécesseur pensa qu'il serai utile de saisir cette occasion pour faire reproduire dans un album les meilleurs types d'élévage étrangers. M. Baudement, professeur de zootechnie au Conservatoire des arts et métiers et membre du jury, fut chargé de cette publication et s'associa d'excellents artistes pour ces reproductions " (From the dedication). Plates 1-21 show cattle of 'Iles Britanniques', plates 22-31 'Hollande et Danemark' plates 32-43 'Suisse et Allemagne', plates 44-62 'Empire d'Austriche' and plates 63-87 'France'. The work also appeared under a slightly different title, adding after bovines 'au concours universel agricole de Paris en 1856'. Some slight foxing to text volume and some discoloration to frontcover of atlas.//Nissen ZBI, 257,.

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        The Great West: Emigrants', Settlers', and Travellers' Guide and Hand-Book to the States of California and Oregon, and the Territories of Nebraska, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Washington, and Arizona

      New York, NY: New York Tribune, 1864. Soft cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. With a Full and Accurate Account of Their Climate, Soil, Resources, and Products. Accompanied by a Map Showing the Several Routes to the Gold Fields; and a Complete Table of Distances." In very nice custom black cloth slipcase with leather spine. Descriptions by state, fold-out map. We disagree with the Nevada account that labels sagebrush a "ubiquitous and useless shrub." Salmon-colored wraps are soiled overall, edges worn, corners dogeared, loss on spine. Binding tight, interior mostly clean with a few pencil notations, tape repairs, and slight toning. Howes H-55, Wagner-Camp 400.

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        A Chronicle of England: B.C. 5 -- A. D. 1485

      Longmans, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, London 1864 - 4to - over 9¾. Book. viiii + 462 pp. Pristine modern blue 3/4 morocco with raised bands and red title and author label. Only flaw in binding is micro separation lower inch or two of fabric from leather on front board. Binding tight, and but for a very few faint fox marks, pages clean, color illustrations bright. A near fine copy (if not for aforesaid issue on front board, fine). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Savage Africa: Being the Narrative of a Tour in Equatorial, Southwestern, and Northwestern Africa; With Notes on the Habits of the Gorilla; On the Existence of Unicorns and Tailed Men; On the Slave-Trade; On the Origin, Character, and Capabilities of the Negro, and on the Future Civilization of Western Africa

      XI,[1],[13]-452pp. +: Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1864, 1st American Edition. (Hardcover) xi,[1],[13]-452pp. + [6]pp. (ads). Good to very good. Octavo in original cloth and pale yellow coated endpapers with woodcut plates and illustrations in text, and folding map. Stefansson's copy from his library. Wear to lower corners, foot and head of spine, joints starting at foot of spine, else a clean copy of an uncommon title..

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        The Great West: Emigrants', Settlers', and Travellers' Guide and Hand-Book to the States of California and Oregon, and the Territories of Nebraska, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Washington, and Arizona

      New York Tribune, New York, NY 1864 - "With a Full and Accurate Account of Their Climate, Soil, Resources, and Products. Accompanied by a Map Showing the Several Routes to the Gold Fields; and a Complete Table of Distances." In very nice custom black cloth slipcase with leather spine. Descriptions by state, fold-out map. We disagree with the Nevada account that labels sagebrush a "ubiquitous and useless shrub." Salmon-colored wraps are soiled overall, edges worn, corners dogeared, loss on spine. Binding tight, interior mostly clean with a few pencil notations, tape repairs, and slight toning. Howes H-55, Wagner-Camp 400. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Poetical works.

      Routlege 1864 - - Routlege, London 1864, Fort in 12 (10x17cm), X 310pp., relié. - 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). X 310pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LES DESTINEES. POEMES PHILOSOPHIQUES

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1864.. Portrait. Later cloth and boards, leather label, original printed wrappers (neatly backed) bound in. Small paint spot on rear cover, edges lightly rubbed, wrappers lightly soiled, but a very good copy. First edition of this posthumously published collection, gathering together a number of poems appearing here for the first time in book form. This copy bears a presentation inscription from the publisher on the front wrapper to "Monsieur Panthier." The frontis portrait is an engraving after a photograph by Adam Salomon. Included herein are some of Vigny's greatest poems, and this collection has been frequently reprinted. CARTERET II, p.463.

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        Kunstkronyk. Jaargang 1864

      n. p., n. pr., 1864.. 1864. 96 pp. and 18 full-page plates, of which some in colour. Hfcloth over mrbld. boards. Bdg a bit rbbd., a few pages loose(ning) and/or fingersoiled. * Detailed information on request. ZELDZAAM. Met litho's van o.a. Weissenbruch, Munnink en Dekker naar werk van: Ehnle, Jamin, Bakker Korff, Liernur (see picture), Rochussen, Allebé, Bles, v. Ingen, v. Deventer, Scheltema, Bilders en Weissenbruch. Met handgeschreven inhoudsopgave met alle namen van kunstenaars en de respect. lithographen. Ook overzichten van gehouden tentoonstellingen, o. a. Amsterdam Art en Rotterdam in 1864. Nadere informatie beschikbaar. OF GREAT RARITY. More information upon request.

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        Ledger Report by Colored Sergeant, U.S.C.T., "Selling Government horse & bridle." &c.

      1864 - Manuscript Document Signed. July 18, 1864. "Report of Sergeant [William] Buckner of Co. B 46 U.S. Inf." 2 pp. folio. Scarce signed colored officer's report listing several entries, including "selling of Government horse and bridle and saddles sold." Report also mentions barrels of whiskey. William Buckner was a sergeant in the 46th Regiment of United States Colored Troops. From April through November 1864, this regiment was stationed in the District of Vicksburg at Milliken's Bend. Sergeant William Buckner's African American Civil War Memorial plaque number is C-59. ConditionVery lightly written.

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        A Chronicle of England: B.C. 5 -- A. D. 1485

      London: Longmans, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1864. First Edition. Three Quarters Morocco. Near Fine. Doyle, James E.; Engraved and Printed in Color By Edmund Evans. 4to - over 9¾. Book. viiii + 462 pp. Pristine modern blue 3/4 morocco with raised bands and red title and author label. Only flaw in binding is micro separation lower inch or two of fabric from leather on front board. Binding tight, and but for a very few faint fox marks, pages clean, color illustrations bright. A near fine copy (if not for aforesaid issue on front board, fine).

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        Le Rideau Lev? ou l'?ducation de Laure. Edition revue sur celle originale de 1786 et ornee de six figures libres, gravees d'apres celles qu'on ajouta aux editions de 1786 et de 1790

      Anon, Cythere (Brussels), 1864, Half-Leather, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Not Issued, Edition UnstatedSize: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall, "retirez-vous, censeurs alrilaires; fuyez, devots, hypocrites ou fous; prudes, guenons, et vous, vielles megeres : nou doux transports ne sont pas faits pour vous." Text in French. This title was condemned for outrages against good morals, and destruction ordered by the Cour d'assises de la Vienne on December 12, 1838 and banned for many years afterward. The first appearance of "Le Rideau Levé" was in 1786. Scarce early edition of this erotic fiction. CONDITION Red Marbled bds with Black Leather spine and cnrs, bright Gilt title (mild wear to bds with piece of marbled paper missing to front) Pink eps, pp 271. Internally tight with very bright and clean text block, not inscribed. This edition not illustrated. Texte en français. Édition tôt rare de cette fiction érotique. CONDITIONNEZ les bds marbrés rouges avec l'épine et le CNRS en cuir noirs, les eps roses lumineux du titre de jeune truie (usage doux aux bds avec le morceau de disparus de papier marbrés à affronter), pp 271. Intérieurement fortement avec le bloc très lumineux et propre des textes, non inscrit. Cette édition non illustrée.

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        Sense and Sensibility

      BERNHARD TAUCHNITZ, LEIPZIG 1864 - 3/4 leather bound. General wear and rubbed cover. Gold gilt on spine. Foxing on pages. Browned pages. No bookplate. No markings. Tight binding. 5 raised ribs on the spine. DATE PUBLISHED: 1864 EDITION: 340 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MAINE WOODS

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864. First edition, first printing. 8vo, original Ticknor textured green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine, bordered and decorated in blind on all covers. Housed in a fine morocco backed foldover case. [i-viii] 328, [23, April ads and catalogue]. An unusually bright and clean and pleasing copy, no foxing and with nice dark, solid cloth. Top of spine with just a bit of evidence of shelving. SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN UNUSUALLY NICE CONDITION. Thoreau&#146;s journey to the Maine Woods has served to this day as a guide for the reverent to the peaceful wilds of the Maine wilderness. By river, rail, and foot, Thoreau ventured with friends to discover the peace of a land they thought would one day be overrun by settlers and tourists. They gazed up a plethora of wildlife, discovered moose in the streams and imbibed the spirit of unspoiled beauty.<br> Thoreau and his party were amongst the very first to set foot upon the summit of Ktaadn. Revered by the native peoples of the region who never ventured to its granite slopes due to reverence, fear, and weather, Ktaadn is today considered perhaps the greatest climbing mountain east of the Mississippi. Though Thoreau and his group took the long and pleasant southern route up, they broke new trails to reach the massive multi-peaked fortress that forms the great mountain. Further chapters offer wonderful reflections on the great Maine wilderness of the Allagash, the wilderness waterway and of moose stalking in the 19th century. "Emerson reading over the essay decided it was the first piece of American literature he had seen in ten years that was worth binding" (Harding). <br> Thoreau &#147;must always be read, whether lovingly or interestedly, for he has all the variable charm... the contradictions, austerities and delightful surprises, of Nature herself.&#148; [Ency Britt] <br> Thoreau&#146;s journey to the Maine Woods has served to this day as a guide for the reverent of the peaceful wilds of the Maine wilderness. By river, rail, and foot, Thoreau ventured with friends to discover the tranquility of a land they thought would one day be overrun by settlers and tourists. <br> Although Thoreau&#146;s background is widely known, a few details are worth repeating. Thoreau first began to appreciate nature in taking care of his mother&#146;s cows. Although he was academically active, having attended Harvard and working as a lecturer and author, his income principally derived from his employment as a surveyor. This job fit in with his notions of the practice of individual economy: he came to believe that the less labor a man did, the better it was for him and the community at large. In fact, he believed that one should have six days of rest and one of labor. He carried out his famous experiment at Walden to prove this point and came to befriend the animals in his environs: &#147;This exquisite familiarity with bird and beast would make us love the memory of Thoreau [even] if his egotism were triply as arrogant, if his often meaningless paradoxes were even more absurd, if his sympathies were even less humanitarian than we know them to have been.&#148; [Ency Britt]<br> Edward Hoar accompanied Thoreau on his journey to the Maine woods. On July 20, 1857, Hoar met Thoreau at the Boston Natural History Museum from which they departed on their journey at 5:00 PM. Hoar was separated from the party on July 29 but found the next day. The woods expedition ended on August 3 and on the morning of August 4, Thatcher, (Thoreau&#39;s uncle who lived in Bangor), Hoar and Thoreau rode to Pushaw Lake and stayed in and around Bangor until the 7th. The left for Portland in the evening and then by boat left for the return to Boston to which they arrived on the morning of Saturday, August 8 and from there, went on to Concord, arriving later on the same morning.<br> First edition copies of this book have become increasingly elusive.

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