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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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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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        The East Anglian; Or, Notes and Queries on Subjects Connected with the Counties of Suffolk, Cambridge, Essex, & Norfolk.

      Samuel Tymms. Lowestoft; Whittaker & Co. London. -1869 1885-1887. Volumes I III IV 1864 - pp. (ii), 456 [Nos.1-34 : October 1858 to December 1863]. 2 lithographed plates; (iv), 379, (i). [Un-numbered, August 1866 to November 1868]; (iv), 300, (iii)-xxxi Index, (iv) blank, (376)-404, (ii), 22, 20. 4 engraved plates [3 folding]. All in period green cloth, vols. I and IV uniform, vol.III with front hinge broken, spine ends slightly bruised, else very good copies. *Volume IV bound with : ANON. An Historical and Architectural Notice of the Gate-Tower of the Ancient Cemetery of St. Edmund, Known as the Norman Tower, St. Edmund's Bury. 1846. AND : BLACKBURNE, E. L. Some Account of the Ancient Painted Decorations Existing in Southwold Church, Suffolk. 1860. SAMUEL TYMMS died in 1869 leaving vol.IV uncompleted. This work was then continued under the editorship of the Revd. Evelyn White until 1910. This [FIRST SERIES] is complete in itself, albeit lacking Vol.II. They are scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Camera and the Pencil; or the Heliographic Art, Its Theory and Practice in all its Various Branches; e.g. Daguerreotypy, Photography &c.; Together with its History in the United States and Europe

      Philadelphia and New York: M.A. Root; J.B. Lippincott; D. Appleton & Co, 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 5" x7.5", pp xviii, 456, illustrated with engravings, portraits. Publisher's brown cloth, rebacked with original spine laid down. Some damage to title page, all else very good and sound. Hannavy: "At the height of his career in thr 1850s, Marcus Aurelius Root was one of America's preeminent dauguerreotypists....[He] was also one of the prolific and influential writers on photography of his era, contributing numerous articles on both the art and profession of photography to the journals of the period...The Camera and the Pencil remains a major source on the theory and practice of photography in America in the 19th century [and] includes the first history of American photography ever written.

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        NOTIZIE RELATIVE A FERRARA per la maggior parte inedite ricavate da documenti ed illustrate da.

      Taddei,, Ferrara, 1864 - gr. vol. in-4, pp. VIII, 796, leg. inzio XX sec. m. tela con tit. al d., angoli. L’A. nella prefazione scrive: "Il libro che presento ai miei concittadini è un miscuglio di cose patrie.". Si tratta di un’opera molto ben eseguita e di facile consultazione. Interess. la parte che riguarda l’arte in cui si elencano centinaia di artisti imp. ma soprattutto quelli relativi alle arti minori: fonditori, scultori, ornatisti, intagliatori, tessitori, ricamatori. Lozzi 1672. Fossati Bellani 2790. Raro. Conservata ultima di cop. orig. all'interno. Ottimo esempl. in barbe. [229]

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        Army of the Potomac Report Aug. 3, 1863, With an Account of the Campaign in Western Virginia

      Sheldon, New York, 1864, Hardcover (rebound in cloth), Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionMcCLELLAN, GEORGE B. Army of the Potomac Report Aug. 3, 1863, With an Account of the Campaign in Western Virginia, New York: Sheldon and Company, 1864. Very good in fine binding. Quarto, one of 250 printed, pp. 484, frontis is folding map of Antietam battlefield, new (2011) black cloth binding, red morocco label on spine, gilt lettering, untrimmed edges, some leaves unopened. With single-plate maps of the Peninsula and the Siege of Yorktown. The Union commander here gives an account of his Civil War campaigns in Virginia and Maryland, marked by the disappointed siege of Richmond, the mess that was the Peninsular retreat, and the culmination at Antietam and the single bloodiest day of the war. The general relies on official orders, letters, and memory to pull together a narrative explaining his tenure. Scarce. Not in Nevins; OCLC locates three copies. Size: Quarto. 484. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; United States; 19th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 50541.

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        Illustrirtes Thierleben. Eine allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs von A. E. Brehm (Brehms Tierleben), 1. Auflage, Originalausgabe in Halbleder, 6 (sechs) Bände

      Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut, 1864 - 1869.. Erste Auflage. Vollständiges Werk in 6 Bänden. Braune und schwarze Original-Halblederbände im klassischen Stil der Zeit mit vier Zierbünden, goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern. Deckel mit farblich angepaßten Bezugspapieren und Lederecken; braune und weiße Vorsätze. Mit Abbildungen, ausgeführt unter der Leitung von R. Kretschmer. Bd. 1: 696 S., 1864; Bd. 2: Erste Abtheilung. Die Säugethiere. Zweite Hälfte: Beutelthiere und Nager, Zahnarme, Hufthiere und Seesäugethiere, 904 S., 1865; Bd. 3: Zweite Abtheilung. Die Vögel. Erste Hälfte: Knaacker und Fänger, 970 S., 1866; Bd. 4: Zweite Abtheilung. Die Vögel. Zweite Hälfte: Späher, Läufer und Schwimmer, 1036 S., 1867; Bd. 5: Dritte Abtheilung. Kriechthiere, 841 S., 1869; Bd. 6: Leben der Insekten, Tausendfüßler und Spinnenthiere von E. L. Taschenberg und Oskar Schmidt, 1109 S., 1869. Mit zahlreichen ganzseitigen Illustrationen sowie Illustrationen im Text. An der Erstausgabe der berühmten Brehm-Enzyklopädie werden unter anderem die sehr originellen Tierdarstellungen geschätzt.. Leder bei allen Bänden in sehr guter Erhaltung, frisch wirkend; bei Bd. 6 Gelenke buchbinderisch instandgesetzt; Deckelbezüge etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen; Seiten partiell etwas fleckig (nicht durchgehend), wenige Seiten etwas stärker. Gutes, in der Rückenansicht sehr schönes Exemplar dieser sehr gesuchten Erstausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Photographie signée

      - STRAUSS Richard (1864-1949), compositeur, chef d¿orchestre allemand. Photographie signée. Tirage argentique sur carte postale. Photographe Meyer. Vers 1895.

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Alexandria, VA 1864 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Kongs-Emnerne. Historisk Skuespil i fem Akter.

      . Christiania, Johan Dahls Forlag, 1864. (4)+218 s. + "Margretes Vuggesang" (4) s. Samt. halvldr. med rygforgyldning og svage brugsspor. Lidt gulplettet. Gammelt navn pa friblad. * Musiken til "Margretes Vuggesang" er komponeret af forlaeggerens hustru Emma Dahl. "Til Danmark kom der efter G. Brandes Udsagn naeppe tyve Eksemplarer af den trykte Bog, og af de samtidige litteraere Kritikere var det blot Clemens Petersen og Dr. C. Rosenberg, som skjaenkede Arbejdet nogen Opmaerksomhed." (J. B. Halvorsen). Bibl. Norv. IV,6573. Skougaard II,46.

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        Manual of the Corporation for 1864

      New York, 1864. First. hardcover. Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 856 pp. 5 fold out maps (3 on one page) and 42 diagrams and chromolithographed views. Gilt tooled and lettered red leather, a.e.g.; New York seal and ownership name Walter Roche stamped on front cover. Edge worn with some loss of leather at head of spine, front and rear end papers discolored. 12 mo. New York:1864. First edition, rare. A particularly nice copy. The "Manuals of the Corporation" were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Valentine. These books include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city's debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. Notable illustrations in this edition include "Central Park. The Terrace.", various views of the Soldier's Depot on Howard St. and "The Phoenix and the Rose engaged by the Enemys Fire Ships & Galleys on the 16th Augt. 1776...". Maps in this edition are "[Map of] New-York City, County, and Vicinity.", "A Sketch of the Operations of His Majesty's Fleet and Army under the Command of Cive Admiral the Rt. Hble. Lord Viscount Howe and Genl. Sr. Wm. Howe, K.B. in 1776" and "Maps [three] Shewing the Residence of Thomas Paine before, and at, his death, 8th. June 1809. at Greenwich in the City of New York..." D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history.

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        Dialogue aux enfers entre Machiavel et Montesquieu ou la politique de Machiavel au XIXe siècle, par un contemporain

      Bruxelles: Imprimerie de A. Mertens et fils. Tres bon état général. Intérieur propre. . Bruxelles, Imprimerie de A. Mertens et fils, 1864. 19 x 12 cm. 337 pages. Broché originale. Tres bon état général. Intérieur propre. Le sujet : Machiavel et Montesquieu devisent aux enfers, et échangent quelques propos sur la politique moderne, et la façon la plus efficace pour quelques hommes politiques - toute considération de morale mise à part - d'acquérir et de conserver indéfiniment le pouvoir (thème classique du Prince), mettant des hommes de paille aux places clé de la société. Montesquieu, conformément à son rôle historique, met l'accent sur la séparation des pouvoirs, l'État de droit, la souveraineté de la nation, mais Machiavel retourne à chaque fois ses arguments pour montrer comment ces notions nobles peuvent être détournées au service d'un homme, ici Napoléon III qui n'est jamais cité, manipulant toutes les composantes de la société. Le dialogue fait référence au début au dialogue de Socrate et Thrasymaque dans La République de Platon.[wikipédia]. Maurice Joly (1829—1878) was a French satirist and lawyer known for his work titled The Dialogue in Hell Between Machiavelli and Montesquieu, later used as a basis for The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Joly is best known as author of the political satire entitled The Dialogue in Hell Between Machiavelli and Montesquieu (Dialogue aux enfers entre Machiavel et Montesquieu), which attacks the political ambitions of Napoleon III. It was first published in Geneva in 1864, and then in Brussels. The piece used the literary device of a dialogue between two diabolical plotters in Hell, the historical characters of Machiavelli and Montesquieu. In this way he tried to cover up a direct, and illegal, attack on Napoleon's rule. The pamphlets were smuggled into France for distribution, but were seized by the police immediately upon crossing the border. The police swiftly tracked down its author, and Joly was arrested and imprisoned for 15months. The books were banned. On April 25, 1865, he was sentenced to a prison term of 15 months at Sainte-Pélagie. Joly relates in his 1870 autobiography that one evening by the Seine he was inspired to write a dialogue between Montesquieu and Machiavelli. The noble baron Montesquieu would make the case for liberalism; the Florentine power broker Machiavelli would present the case for despotism. In this manner, Joly would communicate the secret ways in which liberalism might spawn a despot like Napoleon III. (Wikipedia)

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        Königreich Böhmen. (= "Städtewappen des Österreichischen Kaiserstaates", abgeschlossener Teil 1 (von insg. 4 des ganzen Werkes) der Originalausgabe. (Vorrede vom Autor datiert 10.Jänner 1860)

      Wien k.k. Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, 1864.. Erste /1./ Ausgabe. VIII, 146 Textseiten und 37 lithogr. Farbtafeln (mit Seidenhemdchen) mit 560 Städtewappen. Zeitgen. Halbledereinband auf 6 falschen Bünden. 4to.. Der Zeit entsprechen, gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar. Lederrücken und Ecken berieben, innen sauber und ohne Stock- bzw. Braunflecken. Das Vorsatzblatt und die 1. Seite minim. "wasserrandig". Das Werk ist alphabetisch gegliedert.

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        A HISTORY OF PAINTING IN ITALY, FROM THE SECOND TO THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY

      London: John Murray, 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. Some scattered foxing, generally very clean; minor spotting to cloth. Very Good and a scarce family Association Copy. Three octavo (5-3/4" x 9") in publisher's gilt-decorated green cloth. Illustrated with 99 plates. A Presentation Copy from Longfellow INSCRIBED TO HIS SON in the poet's distinct hand on the first blank: "Ernest W. Longfellow/with his father's love/and good wishes./June 1, 1876." In addition the poet has written his son's name with the date 1876 on the first blanks of the other two volumes. Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow (1845–1921) was the second of the famed poet's six children. He was an established artist at the time of receiving these volumes from his father, having exhibited at the National Academy of Design in 1871 and 1875; the Williams & Everett gallery in Boston in 1875; the 1876 World's Fair in Philadelphia; and later at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the St. Botolph Club in 1880.

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        La Terre et les Mers ou Description Physique du Globe.

      . Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie 1864. Richly illustr. and with 20 maps, most in colour. VIII + 580 pp. Well-preserved copy bound in nice contemporary halfleather with clothboards, spine and all edges gilt..

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        Nieuw biografiesch, anthologiesch en kritiesch woordenboek van Nederlandsche dichters, onder medewerking van J.T. Bodel Nyenhuis, I. da Costa, H.O. Feith, J. van Harderwijk, A.J. Lesturgeon, G.D.J. Schotel, en anderen, bijeengebracht door - . Uitmakende tevens een vervolg op Witsen Geysbeeks Woordenboek der Nederlandsche dichters.

      Asd., Van Langenhuysen, 1864. - Nieuwe uitgave., met eene voorreden van J.A. Albertingk Thijm. 3 vols. VI+496;(III)+480;(III)+426 pp. With engr. portrait (Bilderdijk). Indexes. Hardcover. Contemp. half leather with marbled boards. VG/--. (Ex-lib. copy Hageveld, with stamp on endp.; spines sl. rubbed, else unused copy). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, AND THE ORDINANCES ADOPTED BY THE CONVENTION WHICH ASSEMBLED AT ALEXANDRIA, ON THE 13th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1864

      Alexandria: D. Turner, Printer to the State, 1864.. 31pp. Dbd. Original front wrapper present, rear wrapper lacking. Some light soiling. Very good. Proposed Unionist constitution outlawing slavery, anticipating the downfall of the Confederacy, promulgated by loyalist Virginians living in exile in the northern part of the state. From February 13 through April 11, 1864 seventeen delegates, some of whom were owners of slaves, wrote a new constitution for Virginia. When they voted on March 10th to declare that "Slavery and involuntary servitude (except for crime) is hereby abolished and prohibited in the state forever," church bells rang throughout the city of Alexandria. The new constitution also repudiated the Confederate government, barring any of its officials from holding public office in the future.

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        Några iakttagelser om närmaste Mariestads-Traktens Fanerogamer och ormbunkar, upptecknade till hjelpreda för Mariestads skolungdom vid botaniska exkursioner.

      P. W. Karström., Mariestad 1864 - Inscription on titlepage. 'Ingvar Nordin' book plate. (4), 41, (1) pp. Interior slightly foxed. # Krok 780 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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