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        Dusky Grouse. Dendragapus Obscurus

      New York.. (1864)- 1865.. Hand-colored lithograph, double elephant folio (sheet size 18 x 23 inches). Very good condition, image clean and bright. Two dusky grouse, one in foreground, one on tree branch in background, from "A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or family of the grouse" by Daniel Giraud Elliot, published by the author, and lithographed and colored by Bowen & Co. in Philadelphia. Elliot "was a wealthy New Yorker who devoted much of his life to ornithological pursuits. His excellent private collection of birds formed the nucleus of the department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and he acted as emissary to purchase further collections abroad. [He was] an artist of note..." ("The Bird Illustrated" p.34). Six publications by Elliot are listed in Sitwell's "Fine Bird Books", including this one. This grouse is found in the Rocky Mountains. .

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        Schleswig-Holstein: " Special-Karte von Nord-Schleswig im Maßstab 1:150.000 ".

      Perthes, Gotha 1864 - Großformatiges Blatt in Lithographie das die Gegend von Flensburg bis Fredericia zeigt mit 2 Spezialkarten: " Fredericia und Umgebung " sowie die " Düppler Höhen und Umgegend " ( diese im Maßstab 1:75.000 ). Bildgröße: 59 x 47 cm / Blattgröße: 64 x 51 cm. Das Blatt ist mehrfach gefaltet, durchgehend gebräunt, gering fleckig sowie leicht lichtrandig und mit Fehlstelle in der oberen linken Ecke ( ohne Bildverlust ). ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available )

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        Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände. Conversations Lexikon. Elfte, umgearbeitete, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Band 1-15 cpl. und 2 Supplementbände ( zusammen 17 Bände ).

      Brockhaus, Leipzig 1864 - ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1864 - 1873 ( Supplementband 2 )) Zusammen ca. 17000 Seiten, die 2 Suppelementbände mit dem Untertitel " Encyklopädische Darstellung der neuesten Zeit nebst Ergänzungen früherer Artikel " mit u.a. einem 22-seitigen Artikel über den Deutsch-Französischen Krieg 1870-1871. Jeweils in Ohldr gebunden mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken, Groß8° ( 24,5 x 15,5 cm ). Einbände stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, teils gering fleckig ( 3 Bände etwas stärker fleckig ), wenige Bände am oberen Kapital gering beschädigt. Innen Besitzvermerke auf dem Vorsatz, Papier zeitbedingt durchgehend etwas gebräunt, einige Seiten gering fleckig bzw. mit kleinen Randläsionen oder etwas angeknickt. Im Supplementband 1 ca. 30 Seiten stärker angeknickt. Insgesamt aber von recht guter Erhaltung. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 17000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Small House at Allington [The First US edition, Together with Two Rare Original Proof Illustrations featuring the novel's principal characters: Johnny Eames and Lily Dale]

      London: Smith, Elder, 1864. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Millais, John Everett. TWO RARE PROOF MILLAIS ILLUSTRATIONS for Anthony Trollope's novel, "The Small House at Allington", produced from the original wood-engraved plates for examination prior to the printing and inclusion of the illustrations in print, TOGETHER WITH a Very Good copy of the first US edition of the novel in which such illustrations appear. A total of eighteen full-page illustrations and nineteen Chapter Vignettes were produced for the Cornhill Magazine's serial publication of the tale. Only the full-page illustrations were used in the first UK book edition, however the Chapter Vignettes (as well as the full-page illustrations) were used in the US first edition. Thus, the Proof illustrations offered here appeared in the Cornhill Magazine, the first UK appearance of the novel, as well as in the first US edition. In the US first edition of the novel, the first illustration appears at the beginning of Chapter X (on page 49 of the text) and shows Johnny Eames sitting alone reading letters, one from Joseph Cradell and one from Ameila Roper. While the illustration's title is not printed under its appearance, the Index to the Illustrations titles it "Johnny Eames's Letters". The second illustration appears at Chapter XXXI (on page 141) of the first US edition and shows a sad Lily Dale sitting with her mother. While the illustration's title is not printed under its appearance, the Index to the Illustrations titles it "The Wounded Fawn". From the Publisher's files and mounted to heavy card stock, these remarkable pieces of Trollope ephemera are remarkably rare and present both a collection-distinguishing opportunity for the Trollope collector and a wonderful opportunity for the Millais collector as well. With these rare illustrations, we offer a Very Good copy of the first US edition, first printing (rubbing to the board corners and spine ends, prior owner's signature and note to the front free endpaper). TWO RARE ORIGINAL PROOF MILLAIS ILLUSTRATIONS FOR ANTHONY TROLLOPE'S "THE SMALL HOUSE AT ALLINGTON" FEATURING THE NOVEL'S PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS: JOHNNY EAMES AND LILY DALE, TOGETHER WITH A COPY OF THE TROLLOPE NOVEL IN WHICH SUCH ILLUSTRATIONS APPEAR. QUITE RARE INDEED.

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        1001 Initial Letters Designed and Illuminated by Owen Jones.

      London, Day & Son, 1864. Large folio. Gilt cloth. 28 leaves lithographed in red, blue, gold and black. With protection leaves. First edition. Binding a bit worn and spotted. Recased with new endpapers. Name on title. First few pages worn at the edges and with brown staining. Some foxing.* Title, A-Z and numbers on 28 sheets in many gothic-Victorian varieties. The A leaf is rather browned at the right side, the title is a bit browned and foxed, and there are some marginal stains on other pages, too. But in general a beautiful and sturdy monument of Victorian calligraphy full of floral fantasies.

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        Civil War Union Soldier Diary 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry September 13, 1863 to May 18th, 1864

      J. C. Clum, [Fort Recovery, Mercer Ohio] 1864 - Approx. 7.5" X 6" Civil War Journal. Ledger rebacked with newer black leather spine. Original black leather corners. Original reddish marbled paper covered boards with black inscribed cover, "J. S. Clum Ft. Recovery Ohio 1880." 10 loose, detached pages with a few more pages starting to pull away from binding. 65 pages of Civil War content starts midway through the ledger. The ledger also contains 30 pages used to record accounts, medical recipes, notes, etc. before and after the Civil War content. Hand written entries are legible and clean. Clum's regiment was in Loudon, Knoxville and Strawberry Plains Tennessee late 1863. On December 6th Clum records, "Corporal Cary and Edward Hastrow (sp.?) returned from Chattanooga today. They report that Gen Thomas has completely annihilated Bragge's Army and is driving him toward Atlanta." December 29th entry describes heavy fighting. "Heavy firing of Artillery and Musketry all morning. We expected to have hot work.Moved to the extreme right on the double quick, a distance of 1 1/2 miles.By this time the Rebs had got their Battery in position and commenced shelling us, and they put them in thick and fast falling around and among us.They now opened on us with grape and canister shot.After being under fire for 3 1/2 hours we were ordered to fall back.As we fell back our enemy withdrew and left us in possession of the field. Those of our wounded and dead [who reached enemy lines] was stripped of all their clothing even to their socks." Jesse C. Clum was mustered in the Army in April 1861 and served until July 1865. Clum's regiment fought in Georgia in the Battles of Resaca, Dallas, Kennesaw Mountain, and Atlanta. Their regiment also participated in the Battles of Waynesboro, Franklin Tennessee, Nashville, Fort Anderson, Town Creek, and Mosely Hall. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Reveil des Peuples

      L'Auteur Editeur a la Librairie du Petit Journal, Paris, 1864. 8vo., First Edition, endpapers, half-title and preliminaries spotted; strongly bound in contemporary marbled boards, roan back, backstrip lettered and ruled in gilt, red sprinkled edges, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a very good, bright, clean copy. With a personal bookplate on front free endpaper.Remarkably well-preserved copy of this revelatory work by Louis Michel, the celebrated voyant of Figanieres in the Var. Extremely scarce. . Catalogs: literature.

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        Journal recording his return from Japan to England via South Africa, with original photographs.]

      1864-66, Japan, South Africa, at sea 1864 - Small 4to, journal containing 45 tipped-in original albumen photographs in very good condition including 15 carte-de-visites, the rest approx. 5" x 7"; of particular importance are photographs pertaining to the Kamakura Incident (see below), as well as topographical scenes from Japanese life and countryside, each with ink manuscript captions; rebound in slightly later black morocco, gilt-leterring, gilt clasp with key, binder's ticket of James Griffin, Portsea; and recently rebacked. Four of the smaller photographs are of South Africa. This is clearly the second of two (?) volumes, the text containing only the return from Japan (via Hong Kong, Singapore, and Cape Town), but it is remarkable nonetheless for its early photographs of Japan, among which are four 5" x 7" photographs of Yokohama; a 7" x 4½" portrait of Major Baldwin who was murdered in November 1864 by Shimadzu Seiji; a photograph of the murder site at Kamakura by Beato, a photograph of the shire erected in their honor, also by Beato, a photograph of the severed head of Shimadzu after his execution, and finally another Beato photograph of the severed head from a drawing by Charles Wirgman, an artist and correspondent for the Illustrated London News illustrations for the Illustrated London News would often be derived from Beato's photographs; lastly, a small photograph taken in September 1865 by Beato, of the fort taken by force at Shimonoseki, among others. Baldwin came to Japan and was stationed in Yokohama. For foreigners living in Yokohama, Kamakura was a favorite day- trip site. On November 21, 1864, he visited the Great Buddha together with his colleague Robert Nicholas Bird on horseback. On their way from the Great Buddha to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, after dining with the noted photographer, Felix Beato, they were attacked and killed by two local samurai with swords probably because the officers did not understand appropriate etiquette when encountering a samurai. One of the assailants was caught and executed. The other escaped, but reported to the police a year later. He too was executed. These murders were among the key events rocking the foreign communities in Japan in the early tumultuous years following the opening of Japan. The journal itself appears to have been reassembled at a later date; at least 3 leaves are missing (as well as one photograph - otherwise all photographs are present according to Hutchinson's index), and the pagination is a bit out of whack. But the value of this unique item is clearly in the photographs. Edo period photographs of Japan are rather uncommon, and the dating of these photographs is always a problem. Because of this, photographs such as these, in a dated journal which, prima facie, were taken in the Edo period, are particularly important. The four pre-1866 Yokohama Fire photographs, the Beato photographs of Kamakura murder site, the shrine, and Shimonoseki, and the photograph of Baldwin and the executed Shimadzu are equally interesting. Apart from the Beato photographs, the photographer is unknown. Also included are two watercolors by another Lieutenant, Henry L. Norcock who served with Hutchinson on the Conqueror. There is also a 5-page detailed account of a typhoon encountered on the return voyage, together with a half-page pencil drawing of the H.M.S. Conqueror in the middle of it, and a full-page tracking chart of the Conqueror's path. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        "[Journal recording his return from Japan to England via South Africa, with original photographs.]"

      "Japan, South Africa, at sea". 1864-66. "Small 4to, journal containing 45 tipped-in original albumen photographs in very good condition including 15 carte-de-visites, the rest approx. 5"" x 7""; of particular importance are photographs pertaining to the Kamakura Incident (see below), as well as topographical scenes from Japanese life and countryside, each with ink manuscript captions; rebound in slightly later black morocco, gilt-leterring, gilt clasp with key, binder's ticket of James Griffin, Portsea; and recently rebacked. Four of the smaller photographs are of South Africa. This is clearly the second of two (?) volumes, the text containing only the return from Japan (via Hong Kong, Singapore, and Cape Town), but it is remarkable nonetheless for its early photographs of Japan, among which are four 5"" x 7"" photographs of Yokohama; a 7"" x 4½"" portrait of Major Baldwin who was murdered in November 1864 by Shimadzu Seiji; a photograph of the murder site at Kamakura by Beato, a photograph of the shire erected in their honor, also by Beato, a photograph of the severed head of Shimadzu after his execution, and finally another Beato photograph of the severed head from a drawing by Charles Wirgman, an artist and correspondent for the Illustrated London News illustrations for the Illustrated London News would often be derived from Beato's photographs; lastly, a small photograph taken in September 1865 by Beato, of the fort taken by force at Shimonoseki, among others. Baldwin came to Japan and was stationed in Yokohama. For foreigners living in Yokohama, Kamakura was a favorite day- trip site. On November 21, 1864, he visited the Great Buddha together with his colleague Robert Nicholas Bird on horseback. On their way from the Great Buddha to Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine, after dining with the noted photographer, Felix Beato, they were attacked and killed by two local samurai with swords probably because the officers did not understand appropriate etiquette when encountering a samurai. One of the assailants was caught and executed. The other escaped, but reported to the police a year later. He too was executed. These murders were among the key events rocking the foreign communities in Japan in the early tumultuous years following the opening of Japan. The journal itself appears to have been reassembled at a later date; at least 3 leaves are missing (as well as one photograph - otherwise all photographs are present according to Hutchinson's index), and the pagination is a bit out of whack. But the value of this unique item is clearly in the photographs. Edo period photographs of Japan are rather uncommon, and the dating of these photographs is always a problem. Because of this, photographs such as these, in a dated journal which, prima facie, were taken in the Edo period, are particularly important. The four pre-1866 Yokohama Fire photographs, the Beato photographs of Kamakura murder site, the shrine, and Shimonoseki, and the photograph of Baldwin and the executed Shimadzu are equally interesting. Apart from the Beato photographs, the photographer is unknown. Also included are two watercolors by another Lieutenant, Henry L. Norcock who served with Hutchinson on the Conqueror. There is also a 5-page detailed account of a typhoon encountered on the return voyage, together with a half-page pencil drawing of the H.M.S. Conqueror in the middle of it, and a full-page tracking chart of the Conqueror's path."

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        Österreichs Holzpflanzen. Eine auf genau Berücksichtigung der Merkmale der Laubblätter gegründete floristische Bearbeitung aller im österreichischen Kaiserstaate wild wachsenden oder häufig cultivierten Bäume, Sträucher und Halbsträucher.

      Wien: K. k. Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei 1864. - OHldr. m. Rückenprägung, Folio, XXVIII, 1 Bl., 524 S., 1 Bl., mit 1640 Blattabrucken in Naturselbstdruck auf 79 Tafeln, zahlreiche Blattabdrucke im Text, sowie am Bandende eine Maßstabtafel., Vor- u. Haupttitel m. jew. einem Stempe u. leicht stockfleckig. Vortitelblatt knitterig. Rücken u. Kanten berieben. Ansonsten absolut einwandfreier Zustand. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Chronicle of England B C 55 - A D 1485

      London: Longman, Green et al., 1864. First edition. With 81 color-printed woodcuts illustrating the text, all executed by Edmund Evans after original drawings by James Doyle. [2], viii, 462 pp. 1 vols. Thick 4to. Contemporary full red straight-grained morocco gilt, a.e.g, some rubbing to extremities; internally fine. "Evan's colour printing at its very best is seen again in 'A Chronicle of England', written and published by James Doyle, elder brother of Richard, and published by Longman in 1864. It is a quarto of four hundred and seventy pages, entirely printed by Evans: the numerous small illustrations are set in the text and printed in up to ten colours, as bright as if they had just been painted. As well as being a gifted draughtsman, Doyle was a heraldic expert ... and made full use of his knowledge. And no one throughout the nineteenth century could mix such bright and clear inks as Evans. These small illustrations rival anything that even Baxter ever did" (Ruari McLean, Victorian Book Design & Colour Printing, pp. 182-4, with reproduction). According to Martin Hardie, the above volume was the last volume printed by Evans on a hand-press, and "Mr. Evans told me that he considered this to be the most carefully executed book he had ever printed" (English Coloured Books, p 270).

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        A CHRONICLE OF ENGLAND B C 55 - A D 1485

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864. Very minor traces of rubbing, all else quite fine. 4to. [ii], viii, 462p. Illustrated by Doyle with 81 color woodcuts executed by Edmund Evans. Bound by Bayntun in full red crushed morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and panel ornaments, the covers with gilt frames featuring elaborate cornerpieces. "Evan's colour printing at its very best is seen again in A Chronicle of England... the numerous small illustrations are set in the text and printed in up to ten colours, as bright as if they had been painted... And no one throughout the nineteenth century could mix such bright and clear inks as Evans. These small illustrations rival anything that even Baxter ever did." McLean. Victorian Book Design & Illustration, p. 184. Ray. Illustrator and the Book In England, no. 150; Hardie 269.

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        Descripcion de la Gran Basilica del Escorial

      Dorregaray, Madrd 1864 - tela moderna bien conservada con tejuelo, conserva cubiertas originales l minas, ligeras manchas del tiempo. . 228 págs.

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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, 1864. First editions. 320; [iii]-vi, 342 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary half purple calf and marbled boards, edges marbled. Spine toned, some rubbing. Very good. Crime! And Squalor! And Melodrama! 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.

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        Voyage pittoresque en Italie. Partie septentrionale. Illustrations de Rouarge Freres. Nouvelle edition.

      Paris, Morizot, Libraire-editeur, 1864,. in-4to, frontispice grave + VIII + 535 p, (+ 1), + 22 planches gravees dont qqs'unes coloriees reliure en d.-cuir plats en percaline, dos richement orne or.. Goldgepr. Orig.-HLdr. mit Goldschnitt (Ecken leicht bestossen, etwas berieben). Ein Jahr später erschien noch die "Partie meridionale". Die Tafeln zeigen Ansichten von Florenz, Monza, Nizza, Turin, Genua, Mailand, Brescia, Padua, Venedig, Bassano, Bologna, Ancona, Livorno und Pisa. - Sander 518. - Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Gutes Exemplar. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage.

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        ANCIENT SYRIAC DOCUMENTS RELATIVE TO THE EARLIEST ESTABLISHMENT OF CHRISTIANITY IN EDESSA AND THE NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES, FROM THE YEAR AFTER OUR LORD'S ASCENSION TO THE BEGINNING OF THE 4th CENTURY

      Williams and Norgate 1864 - RO40246468: 196 pages en abglais + env. 100 pages en syriaque. Titre doré sur le dos. Etiquette de code sur la couverture. Quelques tampons de bibliothèque. (Very rare) Discovered, Edited, Trans. and Annotated by W. Cureton, D.D., F.R.S. With a Preface by W. WRIGHT, Ph.D., LL.D. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Evangiles des Dimanches et Fètes

      Paris: Curmer, 1864. A profusion of full page miniatures, lavish vignette and ornamental borders, and historiated initials, entirely lithographed in gold and color throughout. 2 vols. Thick 4to. Full contemporary French red morocco with an openwork brass monogram (interlacing W and L) mounted on upper cover, doublures and endleaves of green silk. An Opulent Example of Curmer's Chromolithography The second volume is entitled: Appendice aux Evangiles. Profusely illustrated, and with a series of mounted albumen photographs after 16th-century engravings by the Wierix brothers. Bound in contemporary quarter red morocco gilt, some light marginal dampstaining and some foxing at beginning and end of final volume. Henri-Léon Curmer (1801-1870) was the leading publishers of chromolithographic works in the middle of the nineteenth century. Through his printer Lemericer, Curmer lifted the technique of imitating the art of illuminating manuscripts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to unparalleled heights - as with this glorious New Testament. Gordon's Ray's remarks on Curmer's L'Imitation de Jésus-Christ (The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 357-358) apply here as well: "Confined to a small central panel, the text is surrounded by the richest conceivable ornamentation, in gold as well as in color, drawn from manuscripts in the great libraries of Europe dating from the eighth the seventeenth centuries, but particularly from the fourteenth and fifteenth. Nine hundred stones were required..." And in his Evangiles, the full-page miniatures are even more stunning. One of the pinnacles of 19th-century chromolithography from its leading exponent.

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        Apologia Pro Vita Sua Being a Reply to a Pamphlet entitled "What, then, Does Dr Newman Mean?"

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green 1864. iv., 427, 127, xxiv (pub. cat. dated June 1864) pp. Bound in a pleasant dark green contemporary morocco, with gilt lettering and blind lines. Top edge gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. A near fine copy. Newman's rebuttal of Charles Kingsley's criticism of his conversion to Catholicism. Autobiographical and theological work originally published as a series of pamphlets in the same year. . Very Good. Half Morocco. First Edition in Book form. 1864. 8vo..

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        Essay on sugar, and general treatise on sugar refining, as practised in the Clyde refineries: embracing the latest improvements, with illustrations, notes, &c.

      printed by A. Mackenzie, Greenock 1864 - First edition, 4to, pp. [2], iv, [5]-63; text printed in double column; lithograph frontispiece, 26 lithograph plates; original marbled boards, with lithograph pictorial paper label on upper cover on blue paper, neatly rebacked at a later date in beige cloth; binder's ticket of D. L. Pollock, Greenock. Dampstain in the top corner of the last fifth of the book, otherwise a very good, sound copy."The work contains a detailed account of the process of sugar refining as conducted at the present day in the leading refineries on the Clyde, and also with a brief outline of the German system, formerly practiced, but now abolished: and such a work appears to have been very much wanted; being, in so far as the writer's knowledge extends, the first of the kind that has ever been separately published on this subject.Besides the details for the refining process, it contains a deal of valuable information regarding the sources, origin, and history of sugar; the manufacture of raw sugar from the sugar-cane, beetroot, and sugar-maple, with a description of these respectively; the progressive consumption of sugar in this country." (Preface). Nicol himself was a sugar refiner in Greenock.Six copies in OCLC, only Harvard and Johns Hopkins in the U.S. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        "Essay on sugar, and general treatise on sugar refining, as practised in the Clyde refineries: embracing the latest improvements, with illustrations, notes, &c."

      Greenock: printed by A. Mackenzie. 1864. "First edition, 4to, pp. [2], iv, [5]-63; text printed in double column; lithograph frontispiece, 26 lithograph plates; original marbled boards, with lithograph pictorial paper label on upper cover on blue paper, neatly rebacked at a later date in beige cloth; binder's ticket of D. L. Pollock, Greenock. Dampstain in the top corner of the last fifth of the book, otherwise a very good, sound copy. ""The work contains a detailed account of the process of sugar refining as conducted at the present day in the leading refineries on the Clyde, and also with a brief outline of the German system, formerly practiced, but now abolished: and such a work appears to have been very much wanted; being, in so far as the writer's knowledge extends, the first of the kind that has ever been separately published on this subject...Besides the details for the refining process, it contains a deal of valuable information regarding the sources, origin, and history of sugar; the manufacture of raw sugar from the sugar-cane, beetroot, and sugar-maple, with a description of these respectively; the progressive consumption of sugar in this country..."" (Preface). Nicol himself was a sugar refiner in Greenock. Six copies in OCLC, only Harvard and Johns Hopkins in the U.S."

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        Grundzuge der allgemeinen Kriegschirurgie.

      Vogel, Leipzig 1864 - Classic of Military Surgery and Nursing Pirogov, Nicolai Ivanovich (1810-81)( Pirogoff ). Grundzuge der allgemeinen Kriegschirurgie. . . . 8vo. iv, 1168, [2]pp. Leipzig: Vogel, 1864. 215 x 141 mm. Half calf, boards c. 1864, a little rubbed & worn. A few pencil annotations, but very good. Former owner's signature on front endpaper. First Edition of Pirogov's major treatise on military surgery, based on his experiences in the Crimean and Caucasian Wars; the German edition preceded the Russian, which was published in 1866. Pirogov, one of the greatest of all military surgeons and the most famous Russian surgeon in history, is regarded as the founder of modern Russian surgery, particularly orthopedic surgery. He developed his own technique of plaster of Paris dressings in 1851, independently of Mathijsen (whose work he knew), and during the Crimean War he became the first to use plaster casts in the treatment of mass casualties. His well-known method of amputation above the ankle joint was popular throughout the world, and was used extensively during the American Civil War. In 1847 he became the first to use ether anesthesia under battle conditions, and in the Crimean War, during the siege of Sebastopol, he introduced the mass use of anesthesia in surgical operations at the front. He developed triage on the battlefield, sorting patients according to the severity of their wounds, and introduced female nursing into Russian military hospitals at the same time that Florence Nightingale, similarly inspired by her experiences in the Crimea, was introducing a parallel program in Great Britain. Le Vay, History of Orthopedics, pp. 465-66. Peltier, Fractures, pp. 68-69. Orr 1416. Waller 7464. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Cheap Trip to the Great Salt Lake City An Annotated Lecture Delivered Before the President of America and Representatives; The Mayors of Liverpool & Manchester

      Ipswich: Printed & Published by J. Scoggins, [1864]. Third Edition. Paperback. 33pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Original yellow printed wrappers. In a custom made red cloth portfolio and slipcase. Near fine. An uncommonly clean copy of this scarce title. The slipcase is faded at the spine, and is just a tad faded along the edges of the side panel. Flake/Draper only lists the third edition of this work. A completely fictional travel account. Flake/Draper 3422. Howes F335.

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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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