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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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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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        Le chevalier Des Touches

      First Edition. Back slightly cracked without missing angular gaps on the dishes, a few minor foxing. Although rare copy of the complete catalog of in-fine editor. M. Lévy frères Paris 1864 12x18,5cm broché

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        Results of Meteorological Observations Made at the Magnetical Observatory, Toronto, Canada West: During the Years 1860, 1861, & 1862

      Toronto: Printed by W.C. Chewett & Co, 1864. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. RARE CANADIAN METEOROLOGICAL WITH EXCELLENT PROVENANCE.26cm x 21.5cm (11 1/8 x 8 1/2 inches), [ii], [4], [iii]-xxiv, [2], 84 p. ; 29 cm. Worn leather spine with gilt type and worn leather corner tips. Top of front spine spine with a 1/2" split with spine edges worn and flaking. Marbled paper front and back boards. Insides are very clean. Overall, other than noted spine condition a nice copy and very good condition.Owned by John George Hodgins (1821-1912), Deputy Superintendent of Schools and author.Previous owner's name inscribed on bookplate probably by Kingston "From the Magnetic Observatory. Toronto. To J. G. Hodgins Esq. Toronto G.T. Kingston, director. George Templeman Kingston (1816-1886) was a meteorologist, author, professor, and public servant. Professor G. T. Kingston 1855-1880 - Director of the Toronto Observatory, Superintendent of the MSC. Because of his role in promoting and organizing the national meteorological service Kingston could be called the "Father of Canadian Meteorology."John George Hodgins (1821-1912) was a civil servant in the Ontario Department of Education, a close associate of Egerton Ryerson, and a historiographer of education in Ontario. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he studied at the Upper Canada Academy, Victoria College (M.A.), and the University of Toronto (law). He served in the Ontario Department of Education as an administrator from 1844; Deputy to Chief Superintendent, 1855-1876; Deputy Minister, 1876-1889. He worked with Egerton Ryerson to establish and develop the public school system. After retirement, he was the librarian and chief historian of the Department" quoted from Ontario Archives web site.Hodgins also wrote;1855 J.G. Hodgins, "On the steps which have been taken by the Educational Department to establish a system of meteorological observations throughout Upper Canada," The Canadian Journal, Series 1, 3:410-411, December 1855.1910 J.G. Hodgins, "The Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory, Toronto," Schools and Colleges of Ontario, 1792-1910. Vol. 3 (Toronto: L.K. Cameron, 1910).

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        JOHNSON'S NEW ILLUSTRATED (STEEL PLATE) FAMILY ATLAS. 1864 [CIVIL WAR EDITION]

      Boston, MA: Johnson and Ward,, 1864-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Green embossed boards (14 1/2" W x 18 1/2" H)with gilt lettering and designs on cover; moderate edgewear. Spine g and boards detached.; 234 pages featuring 104 numbered hand colored plates including 38 folding 2 page maps, all present except for No. 57 (Wisconsin). Some spotting and age appropriate toning along margins; a few tears along margins on several maps not impacting plate. Includes folding Military Map of the United States (20-21); and "Johnson's Map of the Vicinity of Richmond and Peninsular Campaign in Virginia" (35-36). Books over $7 shipped in a box. Additional photos available upon request.

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        A war date document signed as Confederate President, 1864

      War date Manuscript Document Signed, "Jefferson Davis," as President of the Confederate States of America, 1 page, 8" x 10", "Executive Office" [Richmond], June 11, 1864, authorizing a leave of absence for a treasury auditor. Minor partial fold separations, light soiling and foxing, else very good condition. Davis approves a leave of absence for Bolling Baker, the Confederate Treasury's First Auditor and named James W. Robertson, Chief Clerk of the First Auditor's Office, as acting First Auditor during Baker's absence. Bolling Baker was from Georgia, and except for the brief leave of absence mentioned here, served as CSA auditor for the duration of the war.

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        SIGNED CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPH

      Warren n.d., Boston - A fine 2-7/16" x 4-1/4" carte-de-visite photograph of a standing full-bearded Longfellow SIGNED on the verso "Henry W. Longfellow" and dated 1864 by the poet. Mild fading to the image with some letters just a little light in the signature. Still Near Fine [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Poetical Works of William Cowper

      Edinburgh - James Nichol, 1864 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smart and comprehensive Victorian collection of Cowper's works. Two volumes in one. 'With life, critical dissertation, and explanatory notes, by the Rev. George Gilfillan'. With a bookbinder's stamp for S. Hogg to the front free endpaper and a bookseller's label for R. J. Bush to the rear pastedown. William Cowper (26 November 1731 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of eighteenth-century nature poetry by writingabout everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. Coleridge called him 'the best modern poet'. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Fading to the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Some scattered light foxing. Copperplate ink inscription to first blank, dated 1865. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        THE PALM TREE

      London. T. Nelson and Sons, 1864.. FIRST EDITION 1864. Small 8vo, approximately 180 x 125 mm, 7 x 4¾ inches, 6 colour plates, 448 pages, some not numbered, collated and complete, original publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and gilt palm tree to upper cover, all edges gilt, original coated brown endpapers. Binding rubbed with uneven fading, slight wear to head and tail of spine, corners slightly worn, pages have pale age-browning throughout, crease to 1 page, 3 tissue guards missing, pale old ink presentation inscription to first free brown endpaper, good copy only. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        GUERRA DE ITALIA EN EL AÑO 1859, considerada política y Militarmente

      Imprenta del Memorial de Ingenieros, Madrid 1864 - VIII + 463 pp. + 5 láminas plegadas con mapas en color/ Traducción del texto alemán publicado en Zurich en el año 1860 hecha por el brigadier D. Tomás O-Ryan y Vázquez/ Enc. , cartoné tapa dura y piel en lomo. Se incluye apéndice: Batalla del Mincio dada el día 8 de febrero de 1814 entre el ejército del Príncipe Eugenio y el del Mariscal Conde de Bellagarde Size: 15.5x22.5 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Results of Meteorological Observations Made at the Magnetical Observatory, Toronto, Canada West: During the Years 1860, 1861, & 1862

      Toronto: Printed by W.C. Chewett & Co, 1864. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. RARE CANADIAN METEOROLOGICAL WITH EXCELLENT PROVENANCE.26cm x 21.5cm (11 1/8 x 8 1/2 inches), [ii], [4], [iii]-xxiv, [2], 84 p. ; 29 cm. Worn leather spine with gilt type and worn leather corner tips. Top of front spine spine with a 1/2" split with spine edges worn and flaking. Marbled paper front and back boards. Insides are very clean. Overall, other than noted spine condition a nice copy and very good condition.Owned by John George Hodgins (1821-1912), Deputy Superintendent of Schools and author.Previous owner's name inscribed on bookplate probably by Kingston "From the Magnetic Observatory. Toronto. To J. G. Hodgins Esq. Toronto G.T. Kingston, director. George Templeman Kingston (1816-1886) was a meteorologist, author, professor, and public servant. Professor G. T. Kingston 1855-1880 - Director of the Toronto Observatory, Superintendent of the MSC. Because of his role in promoting and organizing the national meteorological service Kingston could be called the "Father of Canadian Meteorology."John George Hodgins (1821-1912) was a civil servant in the Ontario Department of Education, a close associate of Egerton Ryerson, and a historiographer of education in Ontario. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he studied at the Upper Canada Academy, Victoria College (M.A.), and the University of Toronto (law). He served in the Ontario Department of Education as an administrator from 1844; Deputy to Chief Superintendent, 1855-1876; Deputy Minister, 1876-1889. He worked with Egerton Ryerson to establish and develop the public school system. After retirement, he was the librarian and chief historian of the Department" quoted from Ontario Archives web site.Hodgins also wrote;1855 J.G. Hodgins, "On the steps which have been taken by the Educational Department to establish a system of meteorological observations throughout Upper Canada," The Canadian Journal, Series 1, 3:410-411, December 1855.1910 J.G. Hodgins, "The Magnetic and Meteorological Observatory, Toronto," Schools and Colleges of Ontario, 1792-1910. Vol. 3 (Toronto: L.K. Cameron, 1910).

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        History of the County of Bute and Families Connected Therewith

      Thomas Murray and Son, Glasgow 1864 - 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. Language: eng 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Lecture on the Sources of the Nile and on the Means Requisite for their Final Determination. Delivered in the Theatre of the London Institution, on Wednesday, January 20th, 1864; [With] A Mounted Photograph (8,5x6 cm) of Mr. & Mrs. Beke, ca. 1870, London (Ernest Edwards); With Six Pages of Loose Descriptive Text.

      Board of Management of the London Institution, London 1864 - London: Board of Management of the London Institution, 1864. First Edition. Octavo. 35 pp. With three maps, one outline hand colored. Recent gray wrappers. A fine copy. Very Rare publication as only three copies found in Worldcat. Published after Speke's 'Discovery of the Sources of the Nile.' In this lecture to the London Institution, Beke took issue with Speke's claim that he had discovered the source of the Nile. Beke's counter claims were based on Beke's knowledge gained during his previous journeys to the region. "Beke spent the years 1840 to 1843 travelling in Abyssinia, spending most of his time in the provinces of Shoa and Gojam. His governing concerns were to advance commerce; aid the suppression of the slave trade; and make further geographical discovery, with the elucidation of the sources of the Nile River as his goal., In the 1860s Beke's lifelong passions again brought him into the public eye. He continued, by lecture and articles, and his Sources of the Nile (1860), to debate the geography of the Nile basin" (Oxford DNB). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Stilleben. Öl auf Leinwand., Sig. und dat. 1864.

      - vgl. Thieme.Becker, Bd. 27/28, S. 219. Bei Bestellungen gegen offene Rechnung bitte Telefonnummer angeben. Danke! Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1200 Bildgröße: 50 x 40 cm. Gerahmt: 65 x 55 cm.

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        Mr Romford's Hounds.

      - Illustrated by John Leech and H K Browne. Bradbury, Agnew & Co London nd c 1864. Gilt decorated red cloth, bevilled edges, colour plates, 391pp. Long inscription, edges bumped in places, rear panel marked in places, but still a bright copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Familiar quotations: being an attempt to trace their source passages and phrases in common use.Fourth edition

      Little, Brown & Co., Boston 1864 - 12mo, pp. x, 480; near fine copy in original green cloth. Presentation copy from Bartlett, inscribed on the front pastedown, to Joseph A. Willard "from his friend and brother, the author or editor. Aug. 27, 1864." A year prior to the publication of this edition, Bartlett had joined Little, Brown, and in 1878 became senior partner. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Familiar quotations: being an attempt to trace their source passages and phrases in common use...Fourth edition

      Boston: "Little, Brown & Co.". 1864. "12mo, pp. x, 480; near fine copy in original green cloth. Presentation copy from Bartlett, inscribed on the front pastedown, to Joseph A. Willard ""from his friend and brother, the author or editor. Aug. 27, 1864."" A year prior to the publication of this edition, Bartlett had joined Little, Brown, and in 1878 became senior partner."

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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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        Eine Weltreise um die nördliche Hemisphäre (2 Bände in 1)

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1864.. in Verbindung mit der Ostasiatischen Expedition in den Jahren 1860 und 1861. XIV, 288 Seiten; VIII, 305 Seiten, Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, 21,5 x 14 cm,. Schönes Exemplar.

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        The History of Scotland from The Accession of Alexander III to the Union (4 vols bound in 2)

      William P. Nimmo, Edinburgh 1864 - Complete four volume set, bound in two matching volumes. 8vo, Pagination: volume I, pp. xvi, 384; vol. II, pp. xiv, 408; vol. III, pp. xi, 423; vol. IV, pp. xxx, 408. Fine early red straight grain morocco and gilt binding. Gilt page edges, a handsome set. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        DU VOL DES OISEAUX. Indication des sept lois du vol ramé et des huit lois du vol à voile.

      Librairie Nouvelle 1864 In - 8 p. (mm. 215x132), mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, conserv. bross. orig., pp. 61,(3), con 33 figure nel t., 2 tavole litografate f.t., di cui 1 più volte ripieg., con tre ill. di un apparecchio che vola. ?Le premier ouvrage connu sur le vol à voile appliqué à l'homme. Après avoir longuement étudié le vol des oiseaux, Esterno (1805 - 1883) donne ses instructions pour construire un appareil volant. Un chapitre enthousiaste prophétise les "résultats utiles de la navigation aérienne", et particulièrement comme arme de guerre?. "Prima rara edizione". Cfr. Brockett ?Bibliography of aeronautics?, p. 289 - Tissandier ?Bibliographie Aeronautique?, p. 20. Esemplare molto ben conservato.

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        SIGNED CARTE-DE-VISITE PHOTOGRAPH

      Boston: Warren, n.d.. Photograph. Mild fading to the image with some letters just a little light in the signature. Still Near Fine. A fine 2-7/16" x 4-1/4" carte-de-visite photograph of a standing full-bearded Longfellow SIGNED on the verso "Henry W. Longfellow" and dated 1864 by the poet.

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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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        General Stevenson [Memorial publication of Brigadier General Thomas G Stevenson - compiled by his father Joshua Thomas Stevenson] / Loosely inserted: Broadside with an Ode by Mrs C M Sawyer titled "On the Death of Brigadier General Thomas G Stevenson, killed at Spotsylvania Court House, Va , on Tuesday morning, May 10th, 1864

      Cambridge: Welch, Bigalow & Co.. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Inscribed and signed by Stevenson's father on the front free endpaper: "S.O.Sawin, with the regards of J. Thos. Stevenson".. Cambridge, Welch, Bigalow & Co., [1864]. 20cm x 15cm. Frontispice with original cabinet photograph of General Stevenson, 129 pages [no titlepage - as issued]. Original Hardcover with gilt lettering on front board. Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Inscribed and signed by Stevenson's father on the front free endpaper: "S.O.Sawin, with the regards of J. Thos. Stevenson". Life story/ biography of General Thomas Greely Stevenson/ born 1836 in Boston/ a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War/ During the siege of Charleston Harbor Stevenson commanded the 3rd Brigade in Alfred H. Terry's division/ He remained in brigade command around Charleston until January 1864/ in 1864 he was placed in command of the 1st Division, IX Corps/ Stevenson had previously fought alongside many of the men from IX Corps in North Carolina. Now, he was one of Burnside's ablest division commanders/ killed at Spottsylvania Court House, Va., on May 10th, 1864. Includes also receipt of purchase from the Woman's Relief Corps, 1920.

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        Woodland Gossip

      London: Thomas McLean, 1864. First edition. Original green cloth with superb gilt illustrated cover and spine. ASSOCIATION COPY: Inscribed fon front pastedown, "Mrs. E.V. Boyle from M.L.B., 1865." Thus, presented from the author to her cousin and famed illustrator Eleanor V. Boyle. Three of the photographic illustrations (of which there are six, mounted sepia) are of illustrations by Eleanor Vere Boyle. AEG. A near fine copy of an extremely scarce and important book, made even more alluring by the presentation inscription.

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Alexandria, VA, 1864. unbound. 1 page on "Headquarters, Department of the Gulf" letterhead, 8 x 5 inches, Alexandria, Virginia, March 31, 1864. War-date letter signed by the Union Brigadier General -- his very last military order, assisting Admiral Porter in his escape from the Ozarks, after which Stone was imprisoned without charges and forced out of the service by political enemies, in part: "...he will not send any...tonight, to interfere with your chances of getting off the Ozark." Discolored left margin; very good(-) condition.

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        Secret Service or Recollections of a City Detective.

      1864 - 8vo., recently bound in half speckled calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt with gilt rules. A very good copy. First edition. Andrew Forrester was among several English writers who, inspired by Charles Dickens's Police Articles of 1850, wrote detective reminiscences. "Most of these so-called real life diaries were thinly disguised fiction written by anonymous and pseudonymous hacks. Immensely popular and literally read to death, these revelations vanished into limbo: less than sixty different titles are known today" (Queen's Quorum). Sadeir, who supposedly put together the largest collection of these books, lists this title in XIX Century Victorian Fiction in the Detection, Criminology, Various Professional and Specialist 'Experiences' 1856-1884 section [no. 3531], noting that "The majority are nowadays so uncommon that their very existence is almost unknown." This title does indeed seem scarce with only 5 copies recorded, 3 in the UK (BL, National Library of Scotland, Oxford University) and 2 in the USA (Emory and UCLA). Quayle in The Collector's Book of Detective Fiction explains their rarity this. "Nearly all these minor novelists saw their work published in the cheap but handy format of a single volume 'yellow-back' binding of paper-covered boards. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to make a worthwhile collection of 'yellow-back' first editions of detective fiction published before the early 1870s. They constitute the most important and interesting class of 'yellow-back' literature published, and appeared during the best (and now much the rarest ) phase of 'yellow-back' production between the late 1850s and mid 1870s. Many titles, known through the medium of advertisements in other volumes, seem to have completely disappeared. During the first 50 or so years of their existence they were despised by book collectors and dealers alike. The fate of most that survived the first few years was to be pulped in salvage drives for wastepaper during World War I. The rest nearly all disappeared between the wars, and few even found a place in the bookseller's sixpence box. Another war and another salvage drive, and the species was almost extinct." Although not in its original 'yellow-back' format this is nevertheless a rare opportunity to acquire an early example of the detective novel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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