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

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1864. First edition. [viii], 326; [vi], 301 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Original green pebbled cloth, staining to lower covers affecting the binding but mostly not the text block, acceptable withal. 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).

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        (MANUSKRIPT) Nordens Mythologie optegnet efter Hr. Capt. L. Thurahs Foredrag af L. Andersen. 27-4.-63. / Sagnhistorie optegnet efter Herr Capetain L. Thurahs Foredrag af L. Andersen 2-9-63.

      U.st. 1864. 8vo. (2),218 håndskrevne sider. Priv. skinnbd

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        Public Laws of the Confederate States of America, Passed at the First Session of the Second Congresss; 1864. Carefully Collated with the Originals at Richmond [bound with] Private Laws

      Richmond: R. M. Smith, 1864. First Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good. viii, 253-288, xii, 18 pages. The final section is devoted to Private Laws, with its own title page. The wrappers title of this book, by which it may be better known, is The Statutes at Large of the Confederate States of America (see Parrish and Willingham, Confederate Imprints, 34, for example). The last collection of laws issued by the Confederacy, and notably scarcer than the earlier volumes in the series. First edition (first printing). Early ownership signature on front cover, minor wear at the extremities, else very good or better in the original wrappers.

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        No. 2. The Small White House for the Large Statesmen

      [N.p., but possibly New York, 1864. Pen and ink on heavy cardstock, signed "Th Nast" (lower right). 8-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. A few small chips, particularly to corners, tear to lower left corner, some scuffing to center of image. Minor soiling, about very good. In a grey cloth folder, gilt leather label. An Original Thomas Nast Cartoon of Lincoln's White House An original cartoon by the father of the American political cartoon, Thomas Nast, signed by him in the lower right corner. The drawing shows the White House inhabited by sleeping giants - one man lays stretched prone along the top of the building, while a long pair of legs emerges from the front portico. Yet another pair of legs protrudes from the right side of the building, while a large set of hands and feet stick out of windows on the left side of the building. In the foreground, a black woman stand over an iron stove, cooking, with her washboard in the fountain on the lawn and a clothesline strung from the house to a post planted in the front yard. This almost certainly is a reference to Abraham Lincoln's White House, with the famously tall President sticking out of the windows.

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        The Vancouver Island Pilot, containing sailing directions for the Coasts of Vancouver Island, and part of British Columbia. Compiled from the surveys made by In H.M. Ships Plumper and Hecate, between the years 1858 and 1864.

      London 1864 - London: Printed for the Hydrographic Office, Admiralty, 1864. First Edition. Large Octavo. ix, [i], 270, [1] pp. With the ownership inscription of James Gilmore of Port Townsend Dec. 1887 on the front fly leaf. Gilmore was a steamship contractor for the US postal service. Original publishers' blue gilt titled patterned cloth. Cover cloth slightly wrinkled, but overall a very good copy. Very rare first edition. "Valuable for early description" (Lowther 229). In 1856, the British Admiralty appointed Captain Richards to the Anglo-American boundary commission to settle the Oregon Boundary dispute by ordering a new survey of the coastal waters around British Columbia. Richards was given command of the steam survey vessel H.M.S. Plumper so he could provide a British military presence on Vancouver Island as well. He surveyed the international boundary through the San Juan Islands and although he met several times with American Commissioner, Archibald Campbell, the two sides failed to settle the boundary until 1871-72. In addition, over 14,000 gold miners had arrived by June 1858 from the California gold-fields, and the Admiralty desperately needed Richards to finish the survey up the Fraser River, which was going slowly because the Plumper was inadequate for the tides which ran up to 8 knots. In 1860, the Hecate, a paddle-sloop arrived at Esquimalt to replace the Plumper and for the next 2 years they made excellent progress. After Richards departed to complete his third circumnavigation of the globe, his senior assistant surveyor, Daniel Pender, stayed behind to complete the survey of the British Columbia coastline using the famous paddle Steamer, Beaver, hired from the Hudson's Bay Company. Captain Richards' original manuscript letter-book, field notebook, and captain's journal from the survey remain in private hands. Walbran p.421-2. "In 1852 [Richards] served again under Belcher, this time on a voyage to the Arctic in search of the Franklin expedition. No sign of Franklin was found, despite a number of prodigious sledge journeys, including one by Richards which lasted for ninety-three days. Belcher proved more overbearing and unreasonable than ever on this mission and Richards's tact and judgement were critical in holding the operation together. He was promoted captain in 1854. Between 1856 and 1863 he carried out surveys of Vancouver Island and parts of British Columbia. In 1863 Richards was appointed hydrographer to the Royal Navy, and began work in January 1864. Among his innovations was to make charts readily available for general use on Royal Navy ships, so that all officers, not only those responsible for navigation, would become familiar with them. He also organized the compilation and publication of charts showing prevailing winds and currents for each quarter of the year and improved the training of pilots. Under Richards hydrographic activity concentrated on areas of strategic importance, such as Canada when the USA was expanding into Alaska, or the newly opened Suez Canal in 1870, and areas of economic expansion such as Japan and Chile in the 1860s. Following the successful laying of an Atlantic submarine cable from the Great Eastern in 1866, British ships began laying cables in other parts of the world. Naval surveying ships undertook preliminary work, taking soundings along the proposed routes and sampling the seabed: these activities coincided with a surge of interest in the scientific exploration of the sea" (Oxford DNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Histoire des trois Grandes Loges de Franc-Maçons en France Le Grand Orient, le Suprême Conseil, la Grande Loge Nationale, précédée d'un précis historique de la Franc-Maçonnerie ancienne depuis sa fondation jusqu'à sa transformation en institution philosophique en 1717 fondée sur de nombreux documents, suivie de l'histoire des Rites de Misraïm et de Memphis et de tous les systèmes introduits dans la Maçonnerie... et d'un grand nombre de tableaux historiques.

      P., Collignon, 1864, in 8°, de 700 pp., demi-percal. bleue époque, rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire (ex-libris maç. Alexis Dubois) Ouvrage de la plus grand rareté et considéré comme l'un des meilleurs sur la Franc-Maçonnerie. Il contient une notice historique sur les principaux Convents, une liste des Grands-Maîtres... ¶ Caillet n°9184 "de premier ordre" - Dorbon "ne se rencontre que fort difficilement" - Fesch p.1138

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        Les evangiles des dimanches et Fêtes. Obra completa en 3 tomos

      . Editorial: L. Curmer. 1864 - Clásicos. Religión. Francia. Idiomas-Francés. París. Editorial: L. Curmer. 1864. No indica edición. 616 pags. 29x23 cms. Piel editorial. Magnífico estado de conservación. Dorados en portada y lomo. Nervios y tejuelos. Cortes dorados. Cromolitografías protegidas con papel vegetal en tomos 1 y 2. Tomo 3 contiene una bibliografía y una enciclopedia de textos históricos. GASTOS DE ENVÍO CALCULADOS PARA PAGO MEDIANTE TARJETA DE CRÉDITO O TRANSFERENCIA. GASTOS DE ENVÍO CONTRA REEMBOLSO 7,50 EUROS.

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        Il Principe

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

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        Three Months in the Southern States April, June 1863

      S. H. Goetzel, Mobile 1864 - 8vo. 158pp. Bound in later 19th century three-quarter brown Moroccan leather binding with brownish marbled paper covered boards. Bound without the original front wallpaper wrap. Light toning to pages. Small brown stains lower edges of pages towards back. Light wear to binding. Parrish & Willingham 5392; Harwell Cornerstone 6; Harwell One Hundred 33; Crandall 2670; Howes F 361; Coulter 100; Sabin 25832; Nevins I p.91 lists the 1864 New York edition, "Fully deserving of its reputation as the best commentary on the wartime South by an English visitor." Full name of author, "Sir Author James Lyon Fremantle." (1835-1901). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Narrative of Privations and Sufferings of United States Officers and Soldiers While Prisoners of War in the Hands of the Rebel Authorities

      Philadelphia: Printed for the U.S. Sanitary Commission by King & Baird. 1864. First. First edition. Printed brown wrappers. 283, (5)pp., illustrated. Rear wrap lacking, small chips to the edges of the front wrap, an about very good copy. Ownership signature, and presentation label to a historical society signed by George T. Kinney. .

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        The Maine Woods

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1864. First edition. [viii], 328 pp., + 23 pp. publisher's catalogue, dated April 1864. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's purple diapered cloth, covers blindstamped, spine titled in gilt. Spine dulled, fraying to head of spine, else a fine copy. Bookplate and signature of John Needles Chester. Thoreau's splendid account of his walks and rambles in the Maine wilderness.

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

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1864. First edition. [viii], 326; [vi], 301 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Original green pebbled cloth, staining to lower covers affecting the binding but mostly not the text block, acceptable withal. 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).

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        Autograph Manuscript, signed and dated, of his poem of "The Kalif of Baldacca"

      Boston, 1864. Working draft, 7 pages on 2 folded sheets of pale blue stationery; with several revisions in Longfellow's hand. 4to. Mounted on hinges and bound in quarter blue morocco and blue cloth and housed in a slipcase. Working draft, 7 pages on 2 folded sheets of pale blue stationery; with several revisions in Longfellow's hand. 4to. A Manuscript for Tales of a Wayside Inn. First published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1864 and incorporated into Tales of a Wayside Inn as "The Spanish Jew's Tale. / Kambalu. Begun January 26, 1864 - Finished February 12, 1864. " His source for the "Kambalu" is Il Milione by Marco Polo.Longfellow's manuscript was originally consigned by James T. Fields to auction in June, 1864, for "The U.S. Sanitary Commission".

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        The Complete Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation ? With Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicolas [Bound with:] The Chronicle of the 'Compleat Angler'

      London: William Pickering, 1864. First Nicolas edition, Large-Paper copy. Title pages printed in red and black. Added engraved titles, With 61 engraved plates and vignettes on india paper, mounted, and an additional suite of proof plates (most before letters) bound in. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED, with 10 original albumen photographs (3 small portraits of anglers and 7 reproductions of paintings), approximately 300 engraved plates (portraits, views, landscapes, fish), including plates from earlier editions of Walton; Westwood's Chronicle of the 'Compleat Angler', 1864, is mounted on stubs at end of vol. IV. 4 vols. 4to (262 x 190mm.). Full crushed crimson Levant morocco gilt, boards with two triple-rule borders and ornate cornerpieces in gilt, spines in compartments with raised bands, elaborately tooled with gilt fish devices on dark green morocco oval onlays, inner gilt dentelles, marbled sheets, t.e.g., others untrimmed, by L. Claessens et fils, Brussels (signed in gilt on turn-in of vol. I, and with label). A superb extra-illustrated copy with unparalleled provenance. First Nicolas edition, Large-Paper copy. Title pages printed in red and black. Added engraved titles, With 61 engraved plates and vignettes on india paper, mounted, and an additional suite of proof plates (most before letters) bound in. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED, with 10 original albumen photographs (3 small portraits of anglers and 7 reproductions of paintings), approximately 300 engraved plates (portraits, views, landscapes, fish), including plates from earlier editions of Walton; Westwood's Chronicle of the 'Compleat Angler', 1864, is mounted on stubs at end of vol. IV. 4 vols. 4to (262 x 190mm.). Westwood's Extra-Illustrated Copy. One of the finest illustrated editions of Walton ever published. Pickering used 27 of the most prominent artists, painters, and engravers to illustrate it: "[D]rawings by T. Stothard, Mr. Derby, Mr. Willement, Mr. Edward Hassell, Inskipp, Pine, Augustus Fox, Delamotte, Sir Francis Sykes, Bart., Mr. Hixon, and T.S. Cape, engraved by W. Humphreys, Byfield, G. Adcock, H. Robinson, Fox, W.H. Worthington, J. Richardson, W.J. Cooke, J.G. Armytage, W.J. Wilkinson, Roberts, J.Thompson, and Freebairn" (Oliver).Thomas Westwood, who ranks with Alfred Denison as the greatest angling bibliophile of the 19th century, resided in Brussels from the 1840s. Westwood published his New Bibliotheca Piscatoria beginning in 1861 and his Chronicle of the 'Compleat Angler' in 1864. His first collection was catalogued by Bouton in 1873 (and sold en bloc to the Lenox Library). No collector ever stops collecting, and Westwood was no exception. His interest in Walton was perennial, and this extra-illustrated set was the fruit of his later interest. The other fruit of his continued angling collecting was the expanded Bibliotheca Piscatoria, by Westwood and Satchell, published in 1883. The present copy includes three added engraved titles, three albumen portrait photographs of anglers (one in costume, two in rowboats), sporting etchings by Samuel Howitt, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century engraved views and portraits, nineteenth-century etchings of angling and sporting and Flemish scenes as well as suites of the illustrations for the Hawkins (1760), Basgter (1808 and 1815), and Major (1823-4) editions, in many instances with proof state before letters as well as the finished plates. A copy of his Chronicle is bound in at the end of volume IV.It has always been, as Coigney notes, the "favorite of the extra-illustrator" - and this set is remarkable for its binding, additions, and provenance.

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        1864-1883 A MONOGRAPH OF THE BRITISH TRILOBITES CAMBRIAN ( ORDOVICIAN ) SILURIAN, AND DEVONIAN FORMATIONS

      The Palaeontographical Society, London 1864 - Originally published in five parts between the years 1864-1883 this example contains all five parts in one handsomely bound volume, a classic and BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED Victorian work on British Trilobites by J W Salter, The Ordovician system had not been introduced when this work was published, though species from that period are included while still ascribed to the Cambrian and Silurian periods. the book is handsomely bound in a modern FINE LEATHER BINDING titled in gilt to the spine, internally book runs to 224 pages with occasional figures within the text, followed by THIRTY FULL PAGE PLATES along with accompanying text, CONDITION apart from a small darkened spot to top of rear spine edge, the binding is in excellent condition, internally the book is mildly ex-library with two small faint stamps to rear of title page and last text page, (pictured) two small repairs to edge tears with no loss to title page, browning and foxing to plate edges with some mild staining, noticeable offsetting to the plates, minor foxing to the text block, a couple of creased corners, the final plate (pictured) has to small repairs to edge tears else in good general condition A HANDSOMELY BOUND EXAMPLE OF THIS CLASSIC EARLY WORK ON BRITISH TRILOBITES. Book is large and heavy and may require extra postage for shipping to your country Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Native American Photography Album

      Spokane: Frank Palmer [no date]. () 85pp. Very good. Oblong quarto. Original brown wrappers, bound together by green rope. Frank Palmer's studio stamp twice on front cover, once to back. Minor wear to wrappers, creasing to corners, else in very good condition. 98 fantastic black and white silver-bath photographs. One phenomenal hand-tinted color photograph of Flat Head Indians. Originally 100 photographs in the album, one is missing. Three additional black and white photographs have been loosely laid on first page. These are brilliant early twentieth century photographs of Native American life. Scenes from a variety of tribes including Couer d'Alene, Calespell, Nez-Perce, Spokane, Flat Head, and from the Colville Reservation. There are a few pictures depicting Chief Wildshoe and Rosie Wildshoe of the Couer d'Alene Indians. Frank Palmer (1864-1920) established a photography business in Spokane in 1906. Palmer is well-known for his Native American images, but later described himself as a "scenic-photographer"..

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        [COLLECTION OF PRE-WORLD WAR II SOTHEBY CATALOGUES FORMED BY H.P. KRAUS]

      London: Sotheby, 1864. original paper wrappers. Auction Catalogues. 8vo. original paper wrappers. 32 volumes. An excellent assortment of important auction sale catalogues preserved in three boxes with paper labels on their spines identifying the sales. Includes 1864. (June 30-July 13). Catalogue of the Entire and very choice Collection of Engravings... Julian Marshall. Completely priced. 1873. (December 12-20th). Catalogue of the Choice Collection of Rare Engravings and Drawings Formed by Hugh Howard. Completely priced. 1890. (November 11-24th). Catalogue ... of Frederick William Cosens. (taped spine). 1910. (February 1st). Catalogue of the Radway Grange Library. 1910. (March 1st-2nd). Catalogue of the Remaining Portion... Early of Sheffield. 1910. (May 26-31st). Catalogue of a Further Portion of the Valuable Library of J.W. Ford. 1910. (June 3rd). Catalogue of the Library of Elliot Stock, Esq. 1914. (April 24th). The J.E. Hodgkin Collections ... Engravings. 1914. (April 27th). The J.E. Hodgkin Collections... Trade Cards, Book-Plates, Broadsides. (lacks front cover). 1920. (March 23rd). Description of an Extraordinary Volume of Shakespeareana... Richard Francis Burton. 1922. (February 8th). Catalogue of the Towneley Mysteries and the York Missal... Sir Edward Coates. Spine taped. 1927. (February 21-23rd). Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books... Horatio Brown and others. Spine taped. 1927. (April 11-13th). Printed Books and Illuminated Manuscripts. Earl of Carlisle and others. 1927. (November 7-9th). Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books..The Whitchurch Parish Library and others. 1928. (July 31-August 1st). Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books ... Lady Montagu. 1928. (August 2-3rd). Catalogue of Printed Books... James Scott and others. 1931. (June 23rd). Catalogue of the Livy of the Batard de Bourgogne. (spine taped). 1933. (December 6-7th). Catalogue of Autograph Letters... relating to the French Revolution and Napoleon Bonaparte. 1933. (December 18-19th). Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Illuminated Manuscripts.. Bryan Waller Procter and others. 1933. (December 20th). Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Illuminated Manuscripts... W.H.V. Bythway and others. 1934. (April 23-25th). Catalogue of Valuable Autograph Letters, Historical Documents... Florence, Lady Ward and others. 1935 (April 8-9th). Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Fine Bindings... M.D. Caclamonos and others. 1935. (May 7th). Catalogue of the Valuable Library Removed from the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford. 1935. (December 9-11th). Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Autograph Letters ... Victor Maude and others. 1936. (February 17-19th). Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books... Sir Algernon Methuen. 1936. (May 4-6th). Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books ... John Stackhouse and others. 1938. (May 30-31st). Catalogue of the Renowned Library ... Ham House. The First Portion. 1938. (June 20-21st). Catalogue of the Renowned Library... Ham House. The Second and Final Portion. 1938. (June 29th-July 1st). Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books. Mrs. Robert Mayer and others. 1938 (November 28-December 1st). Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books. Frances, Lady Ashburton and others. 1938. (December 19-20th). Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books. George W. Macfarlane and others. 1942. (August 11th). The Bacon-Frank Manuscripts. A number of these catalogue have prices realized inserted and the occasional note in pencil. Some covers worn. Loosely inserted is a commemorative booklabel which indicates that this set came from the reference library of H.P. Kraus purchased by Oak Knoll Books at the auction sale.

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        Passages from the Life of a Philosopher.

      London: Longman Green Longman Roberts & Green 1864 - First edition. 8vo. xii, 496, 24 pp. Publisher's green cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, early gift inscription from one Henry Filliter to a Charles Willcox on the half title along with a later ownership inscription dated 1908, the subsequent bookplate of Walter Ambrose Harding of Madingly to the front pastedown. Frontispiece featuring Babbage's Difference Engine no. 1. Neatly rebacked preserving the original spine. Babbage in his preface wrote: "This volume does not aspire to the name of an autobiography". Showing obvious pride in his pioneering work he wished to put on record the "remarkable circumstances" surrounding the creation of his Difference Engines, though the author worried whether this would be too dry to appeal to a wide audience and thus he wrote this "rambling, colourful, anecdotal" account of his life and times (ODNB). As with much of Babbage's posthumous fame, the book's primary interest rests on the description of his calculating engines, here described in chapters V-VII (Difference Engines Nos. 1 & 2) and chapter VIII ("Of the Analytical Engine").

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        Portrait Heinrich Wölfflin. Lithographie.

      20er Jahre.. Signiert. Im Stein o.l. betitelt "Wölfflin. Auf Japanpapier. 43 x 29 cm (Darstellung). 50 x 40 cm (Papier).. Portrait als Schulterstück des bedeutensten schweizer Kunsthistorikers Heinrich Wölfflin (1864 Winterthur - 1945 Zürich). - Großmann ist in Berlin als Graphiker, u.a. Buchillustrationen und Porträts von Berühmtheiten tätig. 1928 wird er Professor an der Kunsthochschule Berlin nach 1934 wird er als Professor abgesetzt, viele seiner Werke werden von den Nationalsozialisten als "entartet" diffamiert und konfisziert. - Vorwiegend im Rand leichte Knickspuren. Wenige Braunfleckchen, zumeist im Randbereich.

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        History of the County of Bute, and Families Connected Therewith

      Glasgow: Thomas Murray and Son, 1864. First edition, 4to, [6], 288pp., illustrated with 8 mounted photographic plates by Thomas Anna, Glasgow, each with a caption title, engraved map coloured in outline, double-page lithographic plate to rear, signs of slight water staining which has caused some light ripple effect to text, later half red morocco, spine tooled in gilt. Gernsheim, 227.

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        The Nile Basin. Part I. Showing Tanganyika to be Ptolemy's Western Lake Reservoir. A Memoir Read Before the Royal Geographical Society, November 14, 1864. With Prefatory Remarks. By Richard F. Burton. Part II. Captain Speke's Discovery of the Source of the Nile. A Review. By James M'Queen. Inscribed by Burton

      London: Tinsley Brothers. Very Good. 1864. First. Cloth. A fresh clean copy of the first edition without sophistications, repairs or restorations in the original maroon cloth & with the three maps.Bright gilt rule & type to spine; blind ruled boards. Handsomely inscribed to a Lady (see image).; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; iv,[ii],195,iv pages; Signed by Author .

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        The Orders that Began the Battle of Mobile Bay: Admiral Farragut's Signal Orders Sent by Lt. John C. Kinney

      Washington, D.C. 1864 - Manuscript Document. Orders signaled by Lt. John Kinney for Farragut aboard the U.S.S. Hartford at Mobile, Alabama, August 5, 1864. [Washington, D.C.]. 2 separate pp., 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. Docketed by Gideon Welles. Sent the morning of Battle of Mobile Bay, these orders were relayed via signal flag from Farragut's flagship, the U.S.S. Hartford, to the captains of the U.S.S. Brooklyn, Lackawanna, and Winnebago. The correspondence records Farragut's orders moving his fleet past the forts at the entrance of Mobile Bay. They give a blow-by-blow of the opening salvo along with the loss of the Union ironclad Tecumseh. Complete Transcript From the Brooklyn/ The Monitors are right ahead. We cannot go ahead without passing them./ Capt Alden / 7.25.a.m.Capt of Brooklyn/ Tell the monitors to go ahead and then take your station./ By Order of Admiral Farragut:/ 7.30To Admiral Farragut./ Our best Monitor is sunk/ 7.35 / Capt. Alden.Capt of Brooklyn/ Go ahead / Admiral F./ 7.35Capt of Lackawana/ Get ready & run down the ram/ Admiral F. / 8.30. (over) To Ram Winnebago/ Run down the Ram/ Admiral F.To Winnebago & Lackawana/ Send your boats to the ram & save the menTo Capt of Lackawana/ For God's sake keep out of the way & anchor/ Admiral F.in different hand:(T.H. Stevens) On page four, penned by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles: "Signals / Farragut & Alden / at Mobile. / Kinni sig. officer."Historical BackgroundAdmiral David Farragut's strategy for engaging the much smaller Confederate naval forces at Mobile Bay, Alabama, relied on moving his fleet safely past the guns of Forts Morgan, Gaines, and Powell at the harbor entrance. To do so, he rafted his wooden warships together in pairs, hopeful that if one were damaged, the other would provide propulsion for both. He also ordered the four ironclads, the Tecumseh, Manhattan, Chickasaw, and Winnebago, to place themselves between the guns of Fort Morgan to shield the wooden-hulled ships.When the battle began at 6:47 on the morning of August 5, 1864, the Tecumseh, in the lead, fired the first shot at the forts and general action began. As planned, The Tecumseh engaged the Confederate ironclad Tennessee, but then steamed through the minefield she had been ordered to avoid. The vessel struck a torpedo (underwater mine) and sank within minutes. Only 21 of 114 crew were rescued. Captain James Alden, with conflicting orders to stay to the port of the ironclads and to the right of the minefield, stopped, evidently sending his first signal (above) at 7:25 a.m. informing Farragut that he could not pass. As seen in the sequence of orders given, Farragut orders the ironclads forward and the Brooklyn ahead as well, and goes on to order the Lackawanna and Winnebago to "run down the ram" the C.S.S. Tennessee.The legendary story at this point in the battle was that Alden stopped the Brooklyn because he had seen the havoc wreaked on the Tecumseh by the underwater mines. Farragut, aboard the Hartford, then uttered his famous declaration "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" and passed the Brooklyn, taking the Hartford past the forts. While not impossible, as Alden, blocked by the ironclads on one side and the minefield on the other, didn't want to steam through the mines, these orders suggest that Farragut ordered both the ironclads and the Brooklyn forward. Still, there would have been no recorded signal order given, since he was ordering the vessel upon which he was standing to full speed head.David G. Farragut (1801-1870) joined the navy as a midshipman at the age of 9. He served in the War of 1812, and then in the West Indies working to eradicate piracy. He moved from Virginia to New York at the outset of the Civil War and went on to serve on the blockading fleet in the Gulf of Mexico. He rose to become the first rear admiral, first vice admiral, and first admiral in the U.S. Navy. (To that point, the navy had avoided what it considered a European aristocratic rank for. (See website for full description)

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. sowie 15 weitere U. von Bühnenkünstlern.

      Stuttgart, 24. II. 1864. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. An den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1805-1884): "Meine mitunterzeichneten Collegen so wie ich bringen Dir ihre herzlichsten Glückwünsche zu Deinem 40 jährigen Künstler Jubiläum dar [.]". - Mit den Unterschriften von Aloise Kettel, Mathilde Marlow-Homolatsch), Bertha Leisinger, J. Rauscher, Dr. F. Löwe, Johann Bapt. Pischek, Leonhard Pfeifer, Carl Weber, Heinrich Sontheim, Lenz, Gustav Pezold, Albert Jäger u. a. - Zunächst Chorist am Theater in der Leopoldstadt, debütierte Rauscher 1821 als Ramiro am Theater an der Wien, war von 1822 bis 1825 Tenor am Kärntnertortheater und wirkte mehrmals bei den Aufführungen von Franz Schuberts Vokalquartetten mit; von 1840 bis 1860 war er an der Hofoper in Stuttgart engagiert. - Etwas gebräunt und mit mehreren Randeinrissen.

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        The Revelations of a Private Detective. [Bound with :] The Streets of London founded upon Dion Boucicault's Popular Drama now performing at the Princess's Theatre

      London: Ward and Lock, 158 Fleet Street; David Bryce, 44, Paternoster ROw, 1863; n.d. [1864] - Forrester's Revelations of a Private Detective was originally issued in yellow-backed pictorial boards (Sadleir illustrates the front cover); an early and popular work, the title was re-issued in 1868. The Streets of London is an anonymous prose novelization of a popular play, which playwright, actor, and theatrical entrepreneur Dion Boucicault opened at the Princess's Theatre on 1 August 1864. "It was his part in the collaborative composition of The Poor of New York, which opened at Wallack's to ecstatic notices on 8 December 1857, that alerted Boucicault, not only to the capital to be made out of vividly staged sensation scenes in melodrama, but also to the marketability of contemporary events" (ODNB). Back in England in 1863 and facing bankruptcy, Boucicault adapted his New York play to draw large audiences in Liverpool, Leeds, Manchester, and finally London First editions. 12mo. 320; [iii]-vi, 342 pp. Contemporary half purple calf and marbled boards, edges marbled. Spine toned, some rubbing. Very good. First title: Sadleir 3529, Hubin p. 153; Second title: not in BL; only 1 copy in OCLC (UCLA) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Starnberg, 25. VI. 1864. - Large 8vo. 5 pp. on 3 ff. Includes autogr. envelope with embossed sender's monogram and initials on verso. Long, important letter to Josephine Maier, mother of Wagner's close friend Mathilde Maier. As a matter of form, Wagner's oft-quoted request that Mathilde move in with him as his companion is directed to her mother: "My dear and esteemed friend! Only to someone whom I already owe so much love and true dedication as I do to you may I dare submit a question and indeed a request as I must today. I must now decide how to go about keeping my home tolerable in such a fashion that the fine external security now achieved also serves my inner prosperity. As you know, I live in separation from my wife: my desire to transfer my household to a female being has recently become so strong in me once more that I seriously considered whether it might not be better to call back my wife rather than live alone. Only the conviction, gained from long experience and confirmed by the observations of all my friends and relations, that a reunion must needs bring about for the both of us a condition much less bearable than separation, has utterly disabused me of this plan [.]" (transl.). - While this remarkable letter is addressed to Josephine Maier, Wagner sent it directly to Mathilde Maier, who read it without passing it on to her mother. She rejected Wagner's offer, but remained his friend for the rest of his life. Published in M. Dürrer (ed.), Richard Wagner. Sämtliche Briefe, vol. 16. Briefe des Jahres 1864, Wiesbaden/Leipzig/Paris 2006, no. 204, p. 245ff., commentary p. 599 with references to earlier editions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Plays of William Shakespeare (6 Volumes)

      London: Bell & Daldy, 1864 6 Volumes in decorative full leather prize bindings with marbled endpapers and matching edges. Averaging about 550 pgs each volume. Very little foxing; primarily to endpapers. Gently used, with light scuffs to leather. (see photos) Portrait frontis in volume I and lacking the first blank page; otherwise a fine set. School crest in gilt to front covers (Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ontario) and awarded to Mossom Martin Boyd, Midsummer, 1870. Boyd, (1855-1914) was a student at Trinity untill 1871, when he joined his father, Mossom Sr. in the families lumber business at Bobcaygeon, Ontario. By the 1890's the timber supply had diminished in the Trent River watershed, and Boyd's interests ventured west to Vancouver Island. There the company acquired limits on the Nitinat River in 1893, bought the Hughett and McIntyre mill at Cowichan in 1895, and chartered the Cowichan Lumber Company Limited in 1897. As well, it operated the Georgia Lumbering Company and a sawmill at Genoa Bay. Other island interests included limits in the Comiaken, Helmcken Island, Port Renfrew, Sahtlam, and Shawnigan districts; on the mainland the company held limits on Gambier Island in Howe Sound, Port Moody harbour, upper Lillooet Lake, the Fraser River near Port Haney, and Homfray Channel. Its enterprises included an interest in promoting the Cowichan Valley Railway and the Cowichan River Improvement Company. (DCB, Vol.XIV) Other photos available if required. Inquiries welcome.. Heavy 8vo. Near Fine/No Jacket. Hard Cover - Fine Binding.

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        The Nile Basin. Part I. Showing Tanganyika to be Ptolemy's Western Lake Reservoir. A Memoir Read Before the Royal Geographical Society, November 14, 1864. With Prefatory Remarks. By Richard F. Burton. Part II. Captain Speke's Discovery of the Source of the Nile. A Review. By James M'Queen. Inscribed by Burton

      London: Tinsley Brothers. Very Good. 1864. First. Cloth. A fresh clean copy of the first edition without sophistications, repairs or restorations in the original maroon cloth & with the three maps. Bright gilt rule & type to spine; blind ruled boards. Handsomely inscribed to a Lady (see image).; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; iv,[ii],195,iv pages; Signed by Author .

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        Parti af Dannevirke med en af de nye Skandser, Thyras Vold og Valdemarsmuren.

      Maleri. [1864]. 13,5x18cm. Olie på lærred opklæbet på pap. Ikke signeret. I smuk gl. Guldramme.. Skitse til et større maleri. Motivet er også gengivet som zylografi i " To Hundrede Træsnit. Tegninger fra Krigen i Danmark 1864 "

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        Historia General de España y de sus Indias. Victor Gebhardt. Habana. 1864. 7 volúmenes lomo piel

      habana 1864 - ¿Historia General de España y de sus Indias¿ de Victor Gebhardt. Habana. 1864. Ilustrada con más de 100 láminas abiertas en acero.-7 tomos en cuarta mayor. Holandesa original con cubiertas granuladas en verde, puntas y lomos en piel legítima color granate, filetes dorados y negros, ornamentos y caracteres dorados. Señales interiores de óxido, propias del tipo de papel y su antigüedad. P-0220 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Sankt Petersburg, 19. VII. 1864.. 1 S. 4to.. In russischer Sprache.

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        Public Laws of the Confederate States of America, Passed at the First Session of the Second Congresss; 1864. Carefully Collated with the Originals at Richmond [bound with] Private Laws

      Richmond: R. M. Smith, 1864. First Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good. viii, 253-288, xii, 18 pages. The final section is devoted to Private Laws, with its own title page. The wrappers title of this book, by which it may be better known, is The Statutes at Large of the Confederate States of America (see Parrish and Willingham, Confederate Imprints, 34, for example). The last collection of laws issued by the Confederacy, and notably scarcer than the earlier volumes in the series. First edition (first printing). Early ownership signature on front cover, minor wear at the extremities, else very good or better in the original wrappers.

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        Hamburgs neueste Zeit 1843 bis 1860 mit acht lithographierten Plänen ( so vollständig )

      Hamburg, Herbst, 1864.. Mit 3 n.n. Blättern ( Titelblatt und Vorwort ) und 695 Seiten. Mit allen 8, teils vielfach ausfaltbaren, teils grenzkolorierten Lithographien, Ohln, 8° ( 22 x 14 cm ). Die 8 Lithographien zeigen: Grundriss von Hamburg und Umgebung vor dem Brande 1842 / Grundriss von Hamburg und Umgebung 1863 / Sielsystem: Entworfen & ausgeführt 1843 - 1861 von W. Lindley ( mit den weiteren Ausdehungen 1863 ) / Stadt-Wasserkunst: Entworfen und ausgeführt von W. Lindley in den Jahren 1844 - 1861 ( Fortgesetzt bis 1863 ) / Durchschnitt eines Theils der Hermannstrasse mit Häusern worin Wasser und Siele angelegt sind / Karte von Hamburg und Umgebung zur Bezeichnung der seit 1842 eingetreteten Veränderungen....Uhlenhorst....Hammerbrooks....Grasbrooks / Geognostische Karte von Hamburg und Umgebung / Hamburg 1864 ( mit Nebenkarten: Wiederaufbau des abgebrannten Theils Hamburgs von Friedrich Stammann - Architect & Entwurf zum Aufbau des abgebrannten Theiles der Stadt Hamburg von William Lindley. Der sehr seltene Band mit allen 8 Lithographien von schlechter Erhaltung: Einband stark berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken fehlt, Bindung stark gelockert. Innen Seiten durchgehend etwas, teils auch stärker stockfleckig, einige Seiten leicht braunfleckig, Seiten teils etwas angeknickt bzw. eselsohrig, letzte Seite oben mit Ausriß ( außerhalb des Textes ). Die teils großen, mehrfach ausfaltbaren Lithographien teils etwas fleckig, stock- und teils braunfleckig, mit Randläsionen und Läsionen zum Falz hin, teils stärker angeknickt. Die geognostische Karte stärker beschädigt, die sehr große Karte von 1864 mit den Nebenkarten lose hinten inliegend. Diese Karte mit stärkeren Läsionen zu den Außenrändern hin, Randeinrissen etc. - sehr selten- ( Gewicht 700 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Architectural Designs for Model Country Residences

      1864. RIDDELL, John. Architectural Designs for Model Country Residences. Accompanied by general descriptions and estimates. Prepared expressly for persons who contemplate building, and artisans throughout the United States. [14] ff. Illustrated with 20 full-page colour lithograph plates (illustrating 22 country houses) each accompanied by a full-page plan. Oblong folio, 370 x 445 mm, bound in original brown cloth. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1864. |~||~||~||~||~| Rare American architectural work, illustrated with chromolithographs which must be seen to be fully appreciated. "The successful architect John Riddell is best remembered for his Architectural Designs for Model Country Residences, a book written to encourage prospective clients that -- ironically -- remains his chief monument. Illustrated with twenty lithographs in full colour, Architectural Designs is one of the handsomest American books of architecture published in the nineteenth century. Most of the designs are in the Italianate style, all are drawn to a large scale of one quarter of an inch to a foot, and colored in suitable tints, which adds much to the appearance of the rural residence" (Roger Moss, Philadelphia Architects and Buildings). The twenty chromolithographs depict front elevations for villas, cottages, and mansions, each with a black and white floor plan, along with letterpress descriptions and building instructions (including price estimates for the completed building). Riddell's designs reflect primarily Italian and Gothic styles, with hints of Greek Revival. The homes depicted by Riddell advocated the use of cast ironwork on porches (for columns) and other decoration, and frequently employed towers and belvederes in his Italian Villa and Italianate plans. Included in the volume is a list of his clients and locations of many of the buildings he had designed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. A curious feature of the lithographs may be seen in the curtains: in each window there are two different colours of curtains. The lithography was executed in Philadelphia by T. Sinclair. The work first appeared in 1861; the sheets were reissued in 1864 (as here) and 1867. Fine copies such as this one are scarce: the only two copies that have sold at auction since 1978 were in horrible condition. Spine worn but sound, some minor foxing on a few pages, but not detracting from the overall aesthetic of the book. Hitchcock 1004. Not in Bennett or McGrath.

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        Incorporating ?Genl Custer? in the address, General George Armstrong Custer writes to his wife from the battlefield

      Envelope addressed by Custer to his wife incorporating his signature ?Mrs Genl Custer / 339 Penn Avenue / Washington D C,? 5? x 3?. 3¢ George Washington postage stamp in upper right postmarked Washington, D.C. Postal marking ?Due 6? in pencil. Neatly cut opened at left edge. Fine condition. General Custer addressed this envelope on the battlefield, possibly during the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-7, 1864, the first battle of Union Lieutenant General U.S. Grant's Virginia Overland Campaign against Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia, fought about 60 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. The letter would be sent by courier, ostensibly with other soldiers' mail, to the Washington, D.C., post office to be postmarked and delivered. Elizabeth Bacon and George A. Custer were married on February 9, 1864. In "The Boy General: Story of the Life of Major-General George A. Custer" as told by Elizabeth B. Custer (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901), Mrs. Custer wrote that after they married, ?when the regular spring campaign began, I returned to Washington, where I remained until the surrender and the close of the war.? Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from The Philatelic Foundation Expert Committee, embossed and signed, 5.5? x 8.5?, stating that the ?single, circle of edges cancel, with Washington DC pmk? is ?a genuine usage.?

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        Gallant Charge of the 6th N.Y. Cavalry, on the 11th Oct. 1863 at Brandy Station Va Under the Command of the Intrepid Major Wm. P. Hall Inscribed By John Devine, Co. F., Member of the Regiment; in the Original Frame

      New York City: Henry C. Eno, 1864. A dramatic hand-colored lithograph of this battle scene, titled below; with the ink inscription, "Regards of John Devine Co. F 6th NYVVC"" below the margin -line; the copyright was registered by Thomas Carr, the artist of the original and a member of the regiment, who was subsequently killed in action at Todd's Tavern VA May 7, 1864; see 1892 Alonzo Foster, 'Reminiscences and Record of the 6th N.Y.V.V. Cavalry'; Foster was present at Carr's death and mentions this artwork and his enlistment in the regiment in Company F - along with the inscriber John Devine - Foster and others were from Long Island, NY although the majority of members of this Union cavalry company came from western New York state & Pennsylvania; the regiment was in dozens of actions during the American Civil War; Foster claims that "...more engagements stand to our credit than any other regiment..."; see also the more detailed 1908 "History of the 6th N.Y. Cavalry (Second Ira Harris Guard) Second Brigade - First Division - Cavalry Corps - Army of the Potomac 1861 - 1865" compiled from various records by Hall, Besley & Wood; the image size 11 1/4" 17" aprox. + text area at bottom and about 1" margins around; overall framed size 16 3/4" x 22" approx., in a wood and gilt frame, with the original wood-slat backers; the frame chipped and worn, some scratching; image with old darkened-lines from the acidity of the backer-boards; the colors still very good and vibrant; unexamined out of the frame; in very good condition.. First Edition. Framed & Glazed. Very Good.

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        Veduta Prospettica del Canale Cavour

      Piemonte 1864 - Ampia ed assai dettagliata veduta prospettica della pianura piemontese con evidenziate, oltre al percorso del Canale Cavour tutte le varie cittadine, cascine, fiumi e torrenti che si trovano lungo il suo percorso. In calche da sinistra rimandi da A a K per le opere d'arte del Canale Cavour, 11 righe di Avvertenze e generalità, 13 righe per la Leggenda, rimandi da 1 a 41 delle Citta e villaggi, cascine ed opere già esistenti, rimandi da I a XIII di fiumi e torrenti, rimandi da a fino i dei Canali Demaniali dati in godimento alla Compagnia durante la concessione. Litografia Rolla Torino. Interessante notare l'indicazione "N.B L'osservatore si suppone all'altezza di circa 3 Km sopra un punto intermedio a Settimo Torinese, Castiglione e San Mauro". Litografia stampata in due colori rifinita in bella coloritura coeva, piega centrale editoriale mm 490x785

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        Views of Jerusalem.

      Palästina, 1864-1865.. Präsentationsalbum mit 44 (1 gefalt.) mont. Fotografien von James MacDonald, 1 Fotografie von Peter Bergheim und 1 weiteren Portraitfotografie. 47 Bll. Prächtiger roter Lederband der Zeit mit reicher Vergoldung, Vorderdeckel mit goldgepr. Titel und Wappen des englischen Königshauses, Spiegel mit Lederbezug und umlaufender Vergoldung, fliegende Vorsätze mit Moireseidenbezug. Folio (308 x 389 mm).. Unikales Album mit bedeutenden und frühen Fotografien aus Jerusalem. James MacDonald (1822-85) war Hauptfotograf der offiziellen Landvermessung Palästinas in den Jahren 1864-65. In dieser Zeit entstanden die qualitätvollen Fotografien, die nicht zur Verteilung in der Öffentlichkeit bestimmt waren: Vielmehr bildete der Bildbestand den Grundstock des Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF), einer britischen Organisation, die, angeregt durch die eben erwähnte erfolgreiche Landvermessung, eigens begründet wurde, um sich bis heute der Vermessung und wissenschaftlichen Erforschung des Heiligen Landes zu widmen. - Die hervorragenden Abzüge sind mit Titel und der gedruckten Signatur MacDonalds versehen. Gezeigt werden die klassischen Orte Jerusalems. Die Formate variieren zwischen ca. 27 x 20 cm bis 17 x 22 cm sowie einem Panorama der Stadt aus 2 Fotos zusammengesetzt ("General view of the city from the mount of olives", Gesamtgröße 22 x 51,5 cm). Ein weiteres, ungezähltes Panorama mit Signatur MacDonalds nur hälftig vorhanden. Ein einziges Foto mit der Signatur "P[eter] Bergheim" ist in der gleichen Art wie die Arbeiten Macdonalds gehalten und zeigt die Klagemauer ("Wailing Place of the Jews"). - Die vorliegende Zusammenstellung wurde auf Veranlassung des Landvermessungsamtes besorgt. Zu Beginn eine handschriftliche Widmung in englischer und arabischer Sprache (datiert Southampton, 23. III. 1866) von Colonel Sir Henry James, dem Direktor des "Topographical Department of England", mit der er den Fotoband seiner Exzellenz Izzet Pasha (1864-67), dem Gouverneur von Jerusalem, widmet. - Hinterer Spiegel mit Feuchtigkeitsrand. Das Montagepapier hin und wieder etwas fleckig, bei der Panoramaansicht etwas feuchtigkeitsfleckig, das Panorama nur minimal betroffen. - Witkin/London, Photograph collector's guide 363.

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        Atlas des Champignons comestibles et vénéneux --- . Accompagné d' un texte explicatif --- . Extrait de la deuxième édition.

      Paris, Masson. 1864 - Grand in-4, (4)-16 pp. et 24 planches gravées et coloriées, 1/2 veau bordeaux, dos lisse orné, rel. moderne dans l' esprit d' une rel. XIXème. Planches spectaculaires et finement coloriées. Evocation des "qualités alimentaires", mention des truffes de Crest, etc. Qq. traces de mouill. marginales, sinon bon ex., jolie rel. à l' état de neuf. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        History of the County of Bute and Families Connected Therewith

      Glasgow Thomas Murray and Son 1864. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed and lightly bumped. Spine rubbed. Scattered foxing. Inner hinges reinforced with tape. Mount repaired on plate 4 not affecting albumen print. Owner's ink inscription on fep. Contents tight First Edition Brown hardback cloth cover 290mm x 220mm (11" x 9"). 288pp. 8 tissue guarded mounted albumen prints by Thomas Annan, hand coloured in outline map and double page plate at end. Photographs from Rothesay, Bute, Cumbray and Arran. Chapters include genealogical accounts of the Bute Family; Eglinton Family; Glasgow Family; Fullarton of Kirkmichael; Campbell Wyndham of Ardbeg; MacConochies of Ambrisbeg; M'Kays of Garrachty; Muirs and Others.

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        Catalogue of the specimens of the Australian land shells in the collection of James C. Cox, ....Sydney, John Alexander Engel, 1864. 12mo. Original publisher's salmon-coloured wrappers.

      Ferguson 8791 (5 copies, not noting the supplement). A valiant attempt to compile a complete list of Australian "land shells" (nearly all snails), with descriptions in Latin (and/or references to published descriptions) but apparatus and commentary in English, with 137 entries in the main series (134-137 in the rare supplement, included in the present copy), a separately numbered series of entries for Tasmania (8) and several separately numbered series of entries for particular genera: Bulimus (15), Vitrina (12), Succinea (6), Pupa (6), Pupina (7), Helicina (5) and 9 others with 1 or 2 each (plus a few more in the addenda). Altogether the book therefore contains more than 200 entries. With 1 bifolium (pp. 35-38) loosely inserted from a different copy (and 1 interleaf detached) and some foxing throughout, but otherwise in good condition. The wrapper is slightly dirty and has a couple marginal tears, but is still good. A comprehensive catalogue of Australian land shells, in the original printed wrappers with the rare supplement.

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        Nouveau dictionnaire de médecine et de chirurgie pratiques illustré de figures intercalées dans le texte

      Edition edited by Sigismund Jaccoud.Reliure half red sorrow back with five nerves, traces of friction and some back and some superior damaged caps, corners bumped, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper , binding of époque.Contributions of ANGER Barrallier, BERT, Delorme, DESORMEAUX, DUVAL FOURNIER, FOVILLEN GOSSELIN, GUERIN, Hallopeau, HERUTAUX, JACCOUD, Ledentu, MARDUEL, NELATON, Ollivier, Proust, RICORD, ROCHARD, SEE, SIMON, Tardieu, NEIGHBOR ... Illustrated book of figures in the texte.Quelques rousseurs.Rare complete package. J.B. Baillière & fils Paris 1864-188640 volumes reliés

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        Contes à Ninon

      Original issue 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 period of very satisfactory quality binding. Rare and sought after. J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix Paris s.d. (1864) 12x18cm relié

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