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

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        Historia da fundaçaò di Imperio Brazileiro, 7 vol.

      B. L. Garnier, Rio de Janeiro 1864 - 7 vol., de 1864 à 1868. Reliure demi-cuir vert et papier marbré, dos à quatre nerfs très joliment orné avec inscription dorée - 318 , 12 , 32 pp. (catalogues des Editions Garnier); 375, 32 pp.; 397 pp.; 366 pp.; 344, 4 pp.; 314 pp. Première édition. Un coin cassé sur le deuxième plat du vol. 1, quelques coins usés; rousseurs éparses dans tous les volumes, sinon bel état général. Portrait de l'auteur gravé en frontispice du premier volume. Bel ensemble. Rare.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Poids Plume]
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        The New York Herald, July 9, 1864: The Naval Battle of Cherbourg

      New York: The New York Herald, 1864-01-01. Paperback. Good. Folio size newspaper. 8p. Folded twice. Some toning and tanning. First newspaper to print a full in-depth report and map of the U.S.S Kearsarge&#39;s battle and victory over the C.S.S. Alabama near Cherbourg, France. Map has heavy ink from the press, lighter ink on the bottom of the front page. Wear to extremities. Hole present on subtitle between States and Kearsarge and a hole present at mid-section (see picture). Along the long-title before the report, there is a 2 inch long scratch and two very small holes. 1 tear on upper right and 1 tear on center top of map. Along the main fold along the midsection the paper is in delicate condition. The pages 2-3 and 6-7 are uncut, unusual for a paper this old, especially for a paper printed in the Civil War. Pg. 4 relates the news from the Confederate raids into Maryland and Pennsylvania during the March on Washington and just before the Battle of Monocacy. Pg 5 continues the story from page 1 on the battle of Cherbourg. A rare edition of one of the most important naval battles during the Civil War. Please feel free to view our photographs. <br><br> The Battle of Cherbourg, or sometimes the Battle off Cherbourg or the Sinking of CSS Alabama, was a single-ship action fought during the American Civil War between a United States Navy warship, the USS Kearsarge, and a Confederate States Navy warship, the CSS Alabama, on June 19, 1864, off Cherbourg, France. The CSS Alabama served as a successful commerce raider, attacking Union merchant and naval ships over the course of her two-year career, during which she never anchored in a Southern port. However, it was a meeting of chance, a meeting 2 years in waiting, when the Kearsarge saw the Alabama in port for some much needed repairs. Both captains, respectful of French neutrality went into international waters and commenced, with the Alabama opening fire first. For many years after the battle, Confederate Captain Semmes stated that he would never have chosen to test USS Kearsarge had he known of her armor-clad protection. CSS Alabama had destroyed or captured dozens of Union merchant vessels during her Atlantic cruises; when word of Alabama&#39;s sinking reached the northeastern United States, many Northerners were joyful.

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        Raven Rockstrow: or, the Pedlar's Dream. A romance of Melbourne.

      - Melbourne, Caxton Repository 1864. Octavo later (earlyish-mid c20th) morocco; [8],7-258pp, (wood?) engraved frontispiece by Calvert after a drawing by John Fallon. Name and a couple of extraneous squirls on the title, some browning; a pretty good copy with the bookplate of Harry Austin Brentnall, medico and bookmaker whose books used to be ubiquitous in the Sydney trade. Only edition of this quite rare sensation thriller, dubbed the first Melbourne novel proper. Certainly it's a grim metropolitan book set in the slums where life revolves around the pawn shop. From two brief paragraphs I picked out these descriptions of Goodrich's Melbourne: dreary, isolation, misery, oppressive, ghostly waste, and forlorn. Blackmail, murder, a story within a story; it's all here. This has one of the most captivating illustrations I've seen in a thriller. The frontispiece, on pink paper, is a dark, dark engraving that demands close inspection; maybe the best depiction of what mysterious deeds in the dark of night really look like. The binding is neat and workmanlike more than inspired. Most of the twentieth century was not a good period for Australian binding.

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        Lincoln beats McClellan 92-77! Rare Poll Book and Tally Papers of the 1864 presidential vote of Buena Vista, Harrison County, Indiana ? a year earlier the Harrison town of Corydon was plundered by Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan

      Comprises:(1) Partly printed Poll Book, 12 lined and columned pages, 8.5? x 14?. Completed in manuscript. First page and three inside pages are filled out; the rest are blank. First (cover) page is headed: ?State of Indiana, Harrison County, S.S. We the undersigned Board of Judges of an Election held at the town of Buena Vista in Taylor Township, Harrison County, and State of Indiana, on the 8th of November, 1864, for the Election of thirteen Electors for President and Vice President, Certify that the following number of Votes were cast for each Candidate:? Signed by one Inspector, two Clerks, and two Judges. Printed at the left, in a column: ?George B. McClellan / and / George H. Pendleton, / For Electors.? followed by 13 names, and ?Abraham Lincoln / and / Andrew Johnson, / For Electors.? followed by 13 names. To the right of the name of the first McClellan / Pendleton elector is penned ?Received Seventyseven Votes 77? followed by 12 sets of three ditto marks. To the

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        Poems". Autograph manuscript signed.

      Marburg and Vienna, 1863 and 1864. - 12mo. 204 pp. Contemp. cloth. A range of 109 numbered poems, written in Marburg between April and July 1863 (nrs. 1 to 75) and in Vienna from August 1863 to February 1864. - Tauschinsky, a "pioneer of the labor movement" (, was active in the labor movement since 1868; in 1874 he was the founder and first Chairman of the Social Democratic Party at Neudörfl. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Mount Sinai and the Holy Land in 1864. IN WHOLLY UNRESTORED PUBLISHER'S BINDING

      Alfred Gadsby 1864 - 8vo., First Edition, with 4 engraved illustrations (2 full-page) and a full-page engraved map in the text; neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original brown cloth, boards elaborately framed and blocked in blind, upper board lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers, upper joint very lightly rubbed else a remarkably well-preserved, bright, clean copy. With 2pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Vividly-written personal account of the author's journey from Marseilles through Palestine and Egypt in 1864. A MOST DESIRABLE COPY, IN THE PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL AND FRAGILE BINDING, OF A WORK FAR SCARCER THAN ITS PREDECESSOR 'MY WANDERINGS'. RARE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
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        STORIA D'ITALIA dal 1815 fino alla promulgazione del Regno d'Italia narrata al Popolo

      Usigli 1864 - 2 Volumi in 4°(30 x 19,5); Pagine (VIII-964)-(978) Legatura coeva in mezza pelle marrone con 4 nervi, titolo e numero del volume dorati con fregi incisi a secco. Pagine interne sane con qualche rara fioritura, gommatura a tutti i tagli. Affascinante apparato iconografico costituito da 80 Tavole Litografiche (33 nel primo volume e 47 nel secondo) con ritratti di personaggi storici e scene storiche diesegnate da G. Castagnola; le litografie sono opera di Ballagny e Figli Firenze. Opera allo stato di Ottimo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Atlas Historique et Pittoresque Du Histoire Universelle Tome I Antiquite - Tome II Moyen-Age - Tome III Temps Moderne.

      E. Simon Imprimeur, Strasbourg 1864 - 3 tomi in un volume in folio (31 x 38); Tome I Antiquite - pagine 1ff.-Tavola litografata -XX- 41 Tavole Cronologiche a doppia pagina - 16 Tavole illustrate con riferimento ai tematismi propri dell'Evo Antico - 6 Carte geografiche delle quali 3 a doppia pagina; Tome II Moyen-Age - pagine 4ff.-Tavola litografata - 64 Tavole Cronologiche a doppia pagina - 16 Tavole illustrate con riferimento ai tematismi propri del Medioevo - 2 Carte geografiche a doppia pagina; Tome III Temps Moderne - pagine 4ff.- 58 Tavole Cronologiche a doppia pagina - 21 Tavole illustrate con riferimento ai tematismi propri del Evo Moderno - 9 Carte geografiche alcune a doppia pagina - Repertorio di 32 pagine Legatura coeva in piena pelle verde restaurata mediante l'applicazione di carta telata ai piatti interni, il dorso ha 5 nervi con fregi e titolo dorati Le carte interne sono sane e pressochè esenti dai classichi arrossamenti, le tavole e le carte geografiche sono senza difetti e tutte applicate su braghette. Opera in condizioni più che discrete.

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Histoire Naturelle des Araignées (Aranéides).

      Paris, Roret, 1864. 8vo (225 x 135mm). pp. (4), 540, with 207 figures in the text. Contemporary half calf, gilt lettering on spine. First edition.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        Life of Lieut.-Gen. Thomas J. Jackson. 2 volumes

      London: James Nisbet & Co, 1864. Leather bound. Very good. Leather bound. 12mo. [1], vi, [1], 333pp., [1]; [1], xvi, 527pp. Pasted down portrait of Jackson volume 1. Three-quarter red Moroccan leather binding with reddish marbled paper covered boards. Gilt decorated spines with brown and dark green gilt stamped title labels on spines. Reddish marbled end sheets. Gilt top edges. Defunct ex-institutional oval stamps from "Middletown State Bolles Memorial Library Homeopathie Hospital" on front blank end sheet, title page and rear end sheet of volumes 1 and II. Previous owner book plate J. Hynesworth Boyd on front paste down of volume 1. Light rubs to leather edges and joints. According to Howes; "Written by a member of Jackson&#39;s staff, with the help of Jackson&#39;s family. Next to Henderson, his most authoritative biography." & & Howes D 2.

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      [Hartford: S.A. Peters & Co.], 1864.. Lithograph, 18 x 20 3/4 inches. Matted to 22 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches. Corners and edges with a few chips and small tears. Small dampstain along lower edge. Image fresh and crisp. Very good. An imagined image depicting a white Union soldier reading the Emancipation Proclamation to a cabin full of slaves (or former slaves). A young boy stands atop a chair and holds a torch aloft to make light, while a woman kneels and clasps her hands together prayerfully at the table next to him, two smaller children clinging to her. To her left, an older woman raises a hand in thankfulness while a man swings his cap to celebrate. To the right of the boy with the torch and the reading soldier, a woman holds a baby while her daughter stands near her, and a man next to her prays over clasped hands. Another man peers incredulously at the newspaper over the shoulder of the soldier. A boll of cotton hangs from a line strung across the room at the top edge of the image. The image was drawn by H.W. Herrick and engraved by J.W. Watts. It is copyrighted by Lucious Stebbins and was issued with a pamphlet by him. The title and a portrait of Abraham Lincoln are beneath the image itself. A wonderful image, combining sentiment and propaganda in equal degrees.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      1864 - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY LOWELL, James Russell. FIRESIDE TRAVELS. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1864. 324p. First edition. Unrecorded state as it has 5 blank pages before the list of Mr. Lowell's writings. Bound in terra cotta cloth which is somewhat faded. Gilt stamped spine and blind stamped boards. Chips to head and tail. Inscribed "To/C.W.Story,/With the Author's love:/1864." In addition, the book was passed to the recipient's son, Moorfield Storey, the first president of the NAACP with his bookplate on the front pastedown. (BAL 13117)

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        Jahrbuch des Schweizer Alpenclub. Die Alpen. Les Alpes. Le Alpi. Monatsschrift des Schweizer Alpenclub. Revue du Club Alpin Suisse. Rivista del Club Alpino Svizzero.1864 (1. Jahrgang) bis 1987 in 121 Bände aber ohne Beilage. 1. Serie 1864-1924, 58 Bände. 2. Serie 1925-1987, 63 Bände.

      J. Dalp - Expedition des Jahrbuchs des SAC - Stämpfli 1864-1987, Bern, - 265x185, Illustriert mit Farblithographien, Chormolithographie, Xylographien, Heliogravuren, und Farb- und S/W Photographien für die letzten Band.Binden Kummerhälfte an falschen Nerven, Titeletiketten am Rücken für die erster 25 Bände, andere Band sind alles Verlegereinband. Sehr schönes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Varis]
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        Johnson's New Illustrated (Steel Plate) Family Atlas.

      Johnson and Ward, New York 1864 - Rebound, hence now tight. No library markings. 18 1/2" tall, 15" wide. Endpapers are marbled paper, FFEP marbled and missing top corner and right margin (see photos). Paper is friable but binding is intact. Covers blind embossed borders with gilt embossed front device of the "Unite States Seal." Back cover has same illustration embossed but not in gilt. American Indian scene as frontispiece with tissue guard. With " physical geography, and with descriptions Geographical, Statistical, and Historical, including the latest federal census, a Geographical Index, and a Chronological history of the Civil War in America." Johnson & Ward is listed as successors to Johnson and Browning who are in turn successors to J. H. Colton & Co. 123 numbered folios. 102 numbered map folios (note many maps cover two pages and hence have two folio numbers). Plate/Map 46 of Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana has a tear of 6" which could easily be repaired. 8 1/2 by 11" Wood's map of Milwaukee, Lit by Chas Shober laid, not bound, in. Map of Russia has chip from lower right hand corner detached but present and so could be repaired and affects only the tiniest portion of the border design. Nebraska for example is included but as a territory, not a state and Idaho is considerably smaller than it ended up. All maps are colored. As noted the paper is extremely friable. The size and weight of this book will make it too expensive to ship outside of the United States. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Lee Booksellers]
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        Monumentos históricos del Municipio Flavio Malacitano.

      - Málaga, 1864, 26 x 17 cm., hol. piel moderna, puntas, conserva cubiertas originales, XI págs. ? 1 h. ? 574 págs. ? 1 h. ? 7 láminas y planos, varios de ellos plegados. ANDALUCÍA MÁLAGA ARQUEOLOGÍA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        FRAMED Johnson's Nebraska Dakota, Colorado Idaho and Kansas

      1864 - Near the forefront of the atlas publication industry for a quarter century was mapmaker and aggressive marketer Alvin Jewitt Johnson. Around 1860, in a transaction that remains somewhat mysterious, Johnson acquired a set of detailed plates from J.H. Colton, one of the foremost mapmakers of the century, and used them to print the Johnson atlas that was to find its way into homes across the country. Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas was first published in 1860, and today these maps have become prized collectibles and true works of cartographic art. The attention to detail and fine hand coloring of these maps make them some of the best collectibles maps from the 19th century. This signal page map illustrates the states of Nebraska Dakota, Colorado Idaho and Kansas. Note that Dakota is unsplit into north and south, and Idaho Territory occupies what is present day Wyoming and Montana. Map details western forts, cities and towns, lakes and rivers, wagon trails, railroads and proposed railroads, and Capt. Gunnison's exploration route. This map is framed with a decorative wooden frame with matting and an inner framed with a fillet and marble paper. All Art Source framing use archival materials including acid-free mat board and UVA protective glass.

      [Bookseller: Art Source International Inc.]
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        Collection of six items of Lincoln ephemera, mostly relating to the 1864 re-election campaign; and with one relating to his death

      Very Good. A positive outcome of the re-election campaign of Abraham Lincoln in 1864 was in doubt up to the very end. But in the end, Lincoln won with a large electoral college victory and quite a substantial popular vote. There was "dissatisfaction within his own party by Radical Republicans, who doubted Lincoln&#39;s commitment to ensuring political equality for the formerly enslaved once the war had ended" [see the website of the Miller Center, University of Virginia, &#39;The Campaign and Election of 1864&#39;]. He was also at odds within his own party regarding his aversion to the Wade-Davis bill. Between those things and the Democratic platform attacking his abuse of presidential powers for "censoring the press, extending military rule over areas adequately served by civilian government, and arresting and detaining war critics without benefit of a trial [see the Miller Center article], even Lincoln felt that his campaign would not survive. And so, a vicious campaign ensued with a pamphlet battle of opposition tracts the likes of which had not been seen before. The Democrats in New York, for example, formed a "Society for the Diffusion of Political Knowledge" and issued pamphlets confusing voters regarding miscegenation and abolition. Scurrilous pamphlets were issued regarding a number of controversial subjects. And paper ruled supreme. In the end of course, the Emancipation Proclamation, then the fall of Atlanta, and General Grant, insuring that soldiers were able to vote either by absentee ballot or by getting leave to go home to vote, gave the President all he needed to win the election overwhelmingly. Among the paper ephemera and pamphlets issued during this campaign were Union Campaign tickets from various states. The campaign tickets were announcing and supporting the "National Union Party," the name used by the Republican Party for the National ticket in the 1864 presidential election. It was used to attract the War Democrats. & & This collection of Lincoln ephemera includes these printed Union tickets. Three Union Tickets, one from Massachusetts, two from California; a broadside poem "Hymn for the National Fast. Appointed by President Lincoln, April 30th, 1863; an envelope with a bust-length engraving of Lincoln imprinted "J.M. Whittemore & Co., Publishers, Boston;" a woodcut engraving of one of the battles of the Civil War, the sinking of the CSS Alabama during the Battle of Cherbourg; and a Boston city pamphlet of the memorial service in honor of the death of President Lincoln, June 1, 1865. The Massachusetts Union Ticket is printed in red, blue, and black on white/cream paper and headed "Lincoln and Johnson Union Ticket. One Flag, One Country, One Government. We Vote, as our Soldiers... for Liberty and the Union...." This is an statement as well on the decision of the president to allow the soldiers to vote in the election by absentee ballot. Among the electors is Edward Everett of Boston. Also included on the ticket were: "For Representative in Congress for District No. Four, Samuel Hooper... Governor, John A. Andrew...." Printed by "John Ford, Printer, Harvard Square." The California Union Tickets are from the 2nd Congressional District which included Sacramento and the 1st Congressional District which included San Francisco. The 2nd district ticket proclaims "We will defend it forever!" with a woodcut of the American flag and a cannon. On the verso, printed in red, is a woodcut of "The Union Forever," with images including Lady Liberty, a flag, the White House, etc. The 1st district ticket is printed in a burnt orange/reddish color. & & Also included in this collection is a printed broadside poem "Hymn for the National Fast. Appointed by President Lincoln, April 30th, 1863" which says, in part, "Almighty God, before thy throne A mourning people bend... We come, a sad and broken band, And filled with grief, deplore That Union, once our pride and boast, Which now we know no more...." Senator James Harlan of Iowa, whose daughter later married President Lincoln&#39;s son Robert, introduced a Resolution in the Senate on March 2, 1863 asking President Lincoln to proclaim a national day of prayer and fasting. The Resolution was adopted on March 3, and signed by Lincoln on March 30, one month before the fast day was observed. This hymn was printed in honor of the occasion of the National Fast. The woodcut engraving, artist unknown, showing three ships, one, the CSS Alabama, sinking and one, the USS Kearsarge, the US Navy warship with smoke billowing around it. In the center, smaller than the others is the English yacht, the Deerhound which observed the battle off Cherbourg, France on June 19, 1864 and which took Semmes, the Captain of the Alabama and 40 of his men to England to ensure that they were not captured. This battle was unusual because it took place outside of American waters. Also, the Alabama had been victorious a number of times against the Union during its time at sea, so when news came to the United States, the northerners were thrilled. The battle was so stunning that Edouard Manet painted two paintings of it.& & Pamphlet, 4 pages, 1865, entitled "City of Boston. Memorial Services in Honor of Abraham Lincoln, The Late President of the United States, at Music Hall, Thursday, June 1, 1865." The service program includes the Committee of Arrangements with a list of members&#39; names, including John S. Tyler, Joseph Story, Solomon B. Stebbins and others; a eulogy by Hon. Charles Sumner, and "Choral: Luther&#39;s Judgment Hymn. Words by O. W. Holmes." While Lincoln was mourned and honored all along the train route to Illinois for his burial just a few short months after his re-election, there were many memorial services throughout the country, including more than one in Boston. One was held just three days after Lincoln&#39;s death in Faneuil Hall. The one offered here was a large service at Music Hall, a building built in 1852, housing the first concert organ in the country (and only first inaugurated in November of 1863). Included as well in this collection is an envelope with a bust-length portrait engraving of Lincoln imprinted "J.M. Whittemore & Co., Publishers, Boston." Very Good. Additional images on request.

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      London: The Punch Office, 1864. Bindings and contents quite fine, the hand-colored plates exceptionally bright. Plates in Rome are on paper that has browned and is a bit brittle. Three volumes bound as two. Large 8vo. xviii, 320p, 304p; xii, 308p. Profusely illustrated by John Leech with many wood engravings and 30 hand-colored steel engravings. Uniformly bound by Riviere in full blue polished calf with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with red and green title labels gilt and ornate panel ornaments, the upper covers with pictorial gilt vignettes.

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        To the Governor and the Legislature of the State of.

      ?, N.P. 1864 - CONFEDERATE IMPRINT. Exceptionally rare and important. At the head of the title "NOT TO BE PUBLISHED." To the Governor and the Legislature of the State of [ ]. The undersigned having for the last two years given much attention to the systematizing and encouraging what may be termed private warfare not only in the oceans but on our coasts, sounds, bays and rivers - deems it his duty and privilege to present the following considerations I. Volunteer Navy II. Coast and river privateers or bands of destructionists and capturers. 7pp. Original self wraps. Browned with some spots of foxing. All of the narrative is legible. Some mild creasing to the pages. Sage was one the primary organizers of the Confederate Secret Service. He suggests the setting up of a volunteer navy, and officer led raiding parties to seize Union vessels. These vessels would either be used by the Confederacy or sold. He also suggests bounties to be paid to the captors. These would be paid by the floating of long-term Confederate bonds. An extremely rare & important imprint DONE UP IN SECRECY. Above the title appears "NOT TO BE PUBLISHED" . Parrish & WillIngham 5035. Locates only one copy. OCLC locates no copies. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Minutes of the Forty-Third Annual Session of the Brier Creek Association convened at Grassy Knob Meeting House Iredell County, N.C.

      R.W. Wooten, Zimmerman Wilkes Co. 1864 - CONFEDERATE IMPRINT.A most delicate paper pamphlet. There is mild damp staining and edge chipping to the pages. Minutes of previous meetings, circular and a statistical table listing Churches, Counties, Post office, Pastors, Delegates Names, Etc. PARISH & wILLINGHAM 9145.Locates ONE copy. A very Rare Confederate Imprint. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE CHILD'S FIRST BOOK. Approved by the Education Association of Virginia Through Their Committee.

      Ayres & Wade, Richmond 1864 - 12mo., 48pp., illustrated with line drawings and text vignettes. Bound in original tan wrappers, with advertisements on the rear panel. The wrapper edges are lightly chipped, particularly on the front panel. Internally clean and bright. A Very Good, almost Near Fine. ****Crandall 4036 (Confederate Imprints)**** [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Chronicle of England B.C. 55--A.D. 1485 Written and Illustrated by James E. Doyle The Designs Engraved and Printed in Colours by Edmund Evans.

      London Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green. 1864. London: Edmund Evans, Engraver and Printer, Raquet Court, Fleet Street. - Size of binding: 8 1/2 in. x 11 1/8 in. x 2 2/8 in. (thick), [i]-viii, pp. [1]-462. Illustrated with 81 various sized illustrations by James E. Doyle, printed in colors by Edmund Evans. A specially bound copy, possibly used as a wedding present. Bound in full, red morocco leather, with five raised bands on the spine, and gilt-lettered titling, with tooled designs in compartments, bevelled-edge, heavy covers with a geometric design of blindstamped and gilt lines, with bordering using floral tooling with British armorial details, double-line borders around the covers, broken-line borders on the cover edges, richly gilt dentelles (leather turn-ins), with acorn design tooling; sewn headbands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. No binder's name present, but a high quality Victorian gift type binding. Pencilled wedding gift inscription on the front of the first flyleaf: M. E. Howard Donum Nuptiale W.F. 10 Decr. 1863., this leaf shows a tanned imprint, possibly from a haircomb-shaped object, or pressed flowers (?). The covers show some light wear to the leather surfaces and at spine ends, bumping to lower back cover corner, with a small abrasions along the back cover margins. Tan-spotting to the flyleaves and reverses of the marbled endpapers. Page 263-264 shows a nick to the upper edge/margin, with tanning (possibly an imperfection in the paper sheet). Pages and illustrations are generally clean. Weight: 6 1/4 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Memoria sobre la inundación del Júcar en 1864

      - Hidrosfera. Agua. Hidrología. (93) Imprenta Nacional. Madrid. 1866 28 cm. XXXI, 424 p, 3 h. de plan. Encuadernación en tapa dura de editorial con lomo estampado. Bosch y Juliá, Miguel 1818-1879. Presentada al Ministerio de Fomento por Miguel Bosch y Juliá. Impr. Nacional. Inundaciones. Valencia (Provincia). S.XIX. Cubioerta rozada G3 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Histoire Naturelle d'Oiseaux d'Europe (Passereaux). Deuxième édition revue et corrigée avec 80 planches représentant 200 sujets peintes d'après nature gravées sur acier et coloriées avec soins.

      Paris, F. Savy, (1864). Royal-8vo (240 x 155mm). pp. (4), 132, 12, with handcoloured sub-title and 82 (80 handcoloured) engraved plates. Publisher's green blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettered spine. A mint copy. "An account of the birds of Europe, discussed under the vernacular names but with some synonymy presented for each species. Only a portion of the avifauna of Europe is discussed, with the apparent intention of adding later volumes, which however, were never issued. The coloured plates are steel engravings, hand coloured. An appendix (pp. i-xii) treats of bird collecting and preservation, illustrated by the uncoloured plates" (Zimmer II, 496)//Nissn IVB, 541.

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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Europe (passereaux)

      - Savy, Paris, (1864);; In-8 Cavalier, Relié demi-cuir. 203 pp., 1 (sous-titre coloriée), 80 planches gravées sur acier par Pauquet et coloriées avec soins, suivi de la chasse et de la préparation des oiseaux, xii, 2 planches N&B dont une à double page, légères rousseurs dans le texte, les planches sont très fraiches, reliure en demi-chagrin noir de l'époque, dos à 5 faux-nerfs orné de caissons dorés, plats de percaline estampés à froid, tête dorée, bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage recherché ! Très bon état, Couv. fraîche, Dos impeccable, Quelques rousseurs. Catalogue BMNH 1086, 1614, Ronsil 2438, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contes à Ninon.

      J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix 1864 - - J. Hetzel et A. Lacroix, Paris s.d. (1864), 12x18cm, relié. - Edition originale dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos légèrement passé à quatre nerfs orné de triples filets à froid, reliure de l'époque. Quelques rousseurs, sinon bel et rare exemplaire du premier ouvrage d'Emile Zola établi dans une reliure d'époque de qualité très satisfaisante. Rare et recherché. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair).

      Zoologischer Theil: LEPIDOPTERA: RHOPALOCERA. Wien, K.-K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1864-1867. 3 parts bound in one and atlas volume. Large-4to (297 x 235mm). pp. (2), 535, (1), with 74 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt lettered spines in 6 compartments, marbled sides. The complete Rhopalocera section of the famous Novara expedition. 'This important voyage to the Pacific was the only official Austrian scientific expedition ever to circumnavigate the globe. The Archduke Maximilian of Austria (1832-1867), who was later to become the Emperor of Mexico, was the patron of this expedition as he was commander in chief of the Austrian fleet' (Hill p. 513). The frigate Novara was under command of Baron von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. The best specialists of the time were commissioned by the Austrian Royal Academy to write the volumes which would result from the voyage. Among the places visited are Rio de Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, Sydney, Tahiti, Valparaiso, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Java, Manila, and Shanghai. The section on lepidoptera appeared with plain or coloured plates, the issue with the plates coloured is rare. The beautifully handcoloured plates are all drawn and engraved by Carl Geyer. "Foremost among a group of bavarian entomologists of the time was Carl Geyer; he was also a superb artist and engraver and his illustrations were in great demand" (Gilbert p. 48). The complete lepidoptera section contains 140 plates. 74 for the Rhopalocera (here offered) and 66 for the Heterocera. Most of the butterflies described and depicted are from the Indo-Pacific and South America, some from Australia and Africa. Some occasional light browning and foxing to text pages.//Provenance: Ex libris Pierre Lambert on inside front cover and Japanese monogram stamp of Kikumaro Okano on title-pages.//Nissen ZBI, 1341; Hill, Collection of Pacific Voyages, p. 513.

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        Un Buffet de Chemin de Fer / Railway Refreshment Room

      Dusacq & Cie. Editeurs, Paris 1864 - Hand-coloured lithograph after a painting by Droz. Very good condition apart from some light soiling, two skillfully repaired small tears in the top and right margins, and an expertly mended loss in the lower part of the image. A beautifully coloured, humorous plate that was most likely part of a series published by Dusacq of images by various artists depicting railway related scenes. During the mid-nineteenth century, the technological advancement and financial prosperity of France under Napoleon III hastened the development of the railway and other modern modes of transportation such as the omnibus. These improvements brought about a culture of mass tourism, as members of various classes flocked to the railroad to take day trips. An archetypal symbol of modern life, the railway station became a popular subject during the period and was represented by artists such as Honoré Daumier and William Powell Frith. It was an ideal place to observe a varied cross-section of society and the comical idiosyncrasies of human behavior. In addition to being a place where one purchased refreshments while awaiting one's train, the railway buffet, as emphasized in this print, became a popular social venue for men and women. Born in 1832, the artist and author Antoine Gustave Droz was the son of the renowned sculptor Jules-Antoine Droz. In 1851, he studied with Picot at the École des Beaux-Arts and exhibited several works at the Salon beginning in 1857. He was primarily a genre painter, and a collection of his witty drawings illustrating family life were published in the satiric weekly magazine Vie Parisienne before being issued as a very well received book entitled Monsieur, Madame et Bébê in 1866. Despite his artistic training, Droz began to focus on his literary career after his initial success and became a well respected author of numerous novels including Entre nous (1867), Autour d'une source (1869), Un Pacquet de letters (1870), and L'Enfant (1885). Many of his books were esteemed for their humorous nature, and this comical element is also evident in several of his early paintings such as Un Buffet de Chemin de Fer on which this plate is based. Cf. Benezit, Dictionaire des Peintres, Sculptteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs , vol. 4, p. 749; cf. Thieme/Becker, Allgemeines Lexicon der bilden Künstler , vol 9/10, p. 585. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Chloroform Committee Report of 1864, Royal Medical and Chiurgical Society (pp.323-442).

      . Med.-Chir. Trans., 47. - London, Longmann, 1864, (56), 447 pp., 10 lith. Taf., Holzschnitte, original Leinbnad; Rücken erneuert.. Report of the Committee appointed by the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society to inquire into the use and the Physiological, Therapeutical and Toxical Effects of Chloroform, as well as into the best mode of Administrating it, and of Obviating the Ill Consequences resulting from its Adminsistration. - - By 1863 the number of cases in which death 'could be positivley assigned to the inhalation of chloroform' had reached the formidable total of 123. - "Facts so important" led the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society (now the Royal Society of Medicine) to appoint a Committee "to give their anxious attention to devise means for obviating such accidents". Among the distinguished members of the Committee were T.B. Curling, the Chairman, George Harley, William Marcet, Richard Quain and Francis Sibson. B.W.Richardson and Charles Kidd, both in the front rank of practising anaesthetists, were called in in an advisory capacity; and J.T.Clover, "although not a member of the committee attended at their request nearly all meetings for experiments, admininstered the chloroform, and contrived, from time to time, with remarkable ingenuity, special apparatus for carrying them out". - A long report was published in the Medico-chirurgical Transactions in 1864. "The committee", it began, "have chiefly confined their physiological report to observations which they have themselves made ... Experimenting on dogs, the Committee observed the physiological effects of different percentages of chloroform vapour on various organs and functions of the body, in particular, upon the heart and upon respiration." They proceeded to make similar tests with ether and compared the two sets of results. Their final conclusions ... "Whilst ... (a) general similarity may be traced in the action of ether and of chloroform, there is an important contrast in their influence on the heart. Chloroform depresses the action of that organ, and frequently kills by inducing syncope. Ether, on the other hand, exerts but a very slight depressing influence on the force of the heart's action". - "Hence death, when produced by ether, is almost invariably due to the failure of the respiratory movement, and the heart is generally found to continue its pulsations for some time after the respiration has ceased" (p.333). - In addition to investigating the effect of chloroform upon the heart under normal conditions the Committee also carried out experiments to test the action of chloroform on the heart when the vagal nerves and been severed, either before or during chloroform inhalation (p.331). - In experimenting with dilute anaesthetics mixtures the Committee used "Mr.Clover's apparatus, in consequence of the exactness with which the quantity of chloroform administered through it can be regulated. The effect of air impregnated with from 1 to 15 per cent. of the vapour was thus observed.". "If", said the Committee, "a mixture composed of from 2 to 4 per cent. of chloroform vapour and 98 or 96 per cent. of atmospheric air be inhaled, there is little or no risk to life". - "In some cases it is indispensable to employ as much as 4 1/2 or even 5 per cent. of the vapour. But if a larger dose (one 10 per cent) be inhaled, alarming symptoms are liable to supervene. At times, even with every care, and with the most exact dilution of the vapour, the state of insensibility may in a few moments pass into one of imminent death". - "It is therefore extremly desirable to obtain an anaesthetic agent which shall be capable of producing the requisite insensibility, and yet is not so dangerous in its operation as chloroform". - "Ether, to a certain extent, fulfils these conditions, but its odour is disagreeable, it is slow in its operation, and gives rise to greater excitement than chloroform. The committee therefore concur in the general opinion which in this country has led to the disuse of ether as an inconvenient anesthetic.' - Instead, the Committee strongly advised the use of mixtures of chloroform and ether, without the addition of ethyl alcohol. - When in 1864 the Committee of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society advocated the trial of mixtures they mentioned three: Mixture A, which was their colleague Harley's A.C.E. mixture; Mixture B: Chloroform 1 part, Ether 4 parts; and Mixture C: Chloroform 1 part, Ether 2 parts. - At the time when the report was published the Committee was able to say, that at their request mixtures A and C had been tried in "about seventy cases in the London hospitals, and the evidence of this limited experience tends to show that they may be given with safety and with complete effect, although they take a longer time than chloroform (ten to fifteen minutes) to procure anaesthesia". - The publishing of the Committee's report of chloroform in 1864 marks the end of a clearly defined phase in the history of inhalation anaestehsia in England - the period of chloroform's suppremacy in this country. While the prestige of chloroform as an anaesthetic was not seriously affected, from 1864 onwards in England other anaesthetic agents came to be acknowledged as having equal and in many circumstances greater importance, ... instead they turned the attention of anaesthetics back from the unknown to the known, in fact to ether. They suggested its use merely as an auxiliary to chloroform. Within a few years it was to be considered a rival. cf. Duncum, The Development of Inhalation Anaesthesia, p.253-258 - "die erste Chloroformkommission" L.Brandt, Ill. Gesch. Anästhesie, p.88

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        Soundings From The Atlantic

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1864. First. First edition. Publisher&#39;s green cloth, title page printed in black and red, with a 22-page publisher&#39;s catalog dated November 1863 at the rear. Fading to the gilt spine lettering, light scattered foxing mostly at the margins, about near fine. Presentation copy Inscribed by John Greenleaf Whittier to: "Lydia Maria Parrington, with the best wishes, of J.G. & Elizabeth Whittier." John and his sister Elizabeth H. Whittier had maintained a close relationship until her death in 1864, thus making this one of the last of his inscriptions with her name. A handsome, well-preserved copy. BAL 8829. .

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        Docketed by Brady, a letter from the nephew of photographer Charles D. Fredricks to Brady concerning financial and other matters

      Docket ?E L Cook / Dec 6/64? by Mathew B. Brady on fourth page of an Autograph Letter Signed ?E.L. Cook,? 4p, 5? x 8?, two conjoined sheets, front & verso. Tear at joint expertly mended. New York, December 6 [1864]. Elijah L. Cook was photographer C.D. Fredricks? nephew. To Brady. Light stains at lower corner of second sheet. Fine condition.As the Civil War was drawing to a close, the interest in battlefield photographs waned and Brady suffered a number of financial setbacks. Underlined words in the first sentence in purple ink probably by Brady; other underlined words by Cook. In part, ?Yours just recd draft for $200 came all right. The note was made on the 30th of Augst so there is 3 mos. due on it. I will send myself tonight the cigars to Blauvelt. I have raised the devil with Betts who says it is all the fault of ?his man.? I saw your wife in a stage the other day She was well and looking as hand

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      - Paris . Bailliaire . 1864 à 1886 . EDITION ORIGINALE . 40 volumes reliés demi cuir chagrin vert foncé , dos à nerfs ornés de fleurons , gardes en papier à la cuve marbré assorti . Chaque volume , 14,5 x 23 cm , d'environ 800 pages ornées de figures in-texte . Infimes frottements , mouillure en bas du second plat du tome I . RARE édition originale dans une aussi bonne condition . ( Attention : Poids de l'ensemble , environ 50 Kg ! , supplément de port pour expédition hors de France ) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      IMPRENTA NACIONAL, madrid 1864 - 0 p. PUBLICADA BAJO LA PROTECCION DEL GOBIERNO DE S.M. - Las 90 laminas de que compone esre atlas, estan calcadas e impresas en colores sobre las fotografias sacadas de los modelos hechos sobre el natural, por el mismo autor, cuya colección tiene en su gabinete anatomico. - edición sin paginar - Bordes rozados - Los gastos de envio contra-reembolso son 6.50? mas el valor del libro Oferta Especial: La librería Querubín ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 15% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 15%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 600 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtans., ".. vom Bischoffsberge ..".

      . Lithographie v. L. Sachse & Co n. Meyerheim b. Gerhardsche Buchhandlung, 1864, 24,5 x 32. Selten, nicht bei Bott/Holzamer.

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        Gesamtans., ".. aus dem Schweinsköpfer Walde".

      . Lithographie v. L. Sachse & Co n. Meyerheim b. Gerhardsche Buchhandlung, 1864, 24,5 x 31,7. Selten, nicht bei Bott/Holzamer.

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        Jütland under der Herzogthümer richtige Gestalt 1864

      Hamburg, 1864. Wood engraving by S. Israel, 33.5 x 22.2 cms, original hand tinting, blank verso; old tape repair on verso. Map

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        Plantae lignosae imperii Austriaci.

      Wien, Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1864. - Österreichs Holzpflanzen. Eine auf genaue Berücksichtigung der Merkmale der Laubblätter gegründete floristische Bearbeitung aller im österreichischen Kaiserstaate wild wachsenden oder häufig cultivirter Bäume, Sträucher und Halbsträucher. 1640 Blattabdrucke in Naturselbstdruck auf 79 Tafeln, zahlreiche Blattabdrucke im Text sowie 1 Maßstabtafel, XXVIII, 524 S., (1 Bl.) und je 1 Bl. vor S. IX und 429. Folio. Halblederband den Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Nissen, BBI 1555; Pritzel 7241; Stafleu/C. 8129. - Einzige Ausgabe des seltenen Werkes über die Laubblätter mit der Anwendung des von Alois Auer (1813-69) erfundenen Naturselbstdruckes. Die Herstellung von Abdrucken nach Naturgegenständen war schon bekannt, Auer gelang jedoch durch die Verwendung der Galvanoplastik die entscheidende Vollendung dieser Technik. Im vorliegenden Werk sind die Blattabdrucke nach einem vereinfachten Verfahren hergestellt. Sie ergeben durch Umdruck auf Zink erzeugte, mit der Buchdruckerpresse gedruckte positive Bilder. Die Taf. 67 und 68 enthalten photographisch verkleinerte Naturdrucke (Vorwort). - Alois Pokorny (1826-86) habilitierte sich in Wien für Pflanzengeographie und war seit 1864 Gymnasialdirektor. - Ohne die Tafel 45. - Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Schönes, kaum fleckiges Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pure Logic or the Logic of Quality apart from Quantity: with remarks on Boole&#39;s System and on the Relation of Logic and Mathematics

      London: Edward Stanford,, 1864. Octavo (181 × 125 mm), pp. [viii], 87 + 1 p. advertisments. Publisher&#39;s pebbled grain blue cloth, printed paper label to spine and front cover, brown coated endpapers. With the initial blank leaf. Bookplate to front pastedown and small shelf label to front cover. Sewing a little strained in places. Paper spine label chipped. Inside front hinge professionally repaired. Leaf edges a little toned; a very good copy. First edition of Jevons&#39;s first work on logic, one of two pamphlets (the other was The substitution of similars, 1869) in which he developed the calculus presented by Boole in An investigation of the laws of thought (1854). Jevons had already consulted Boole before sending him a copy; in a letter of 1863 he recorded,"I have written on the subject to Professor Boole, on whose logical system mine is an improvement. In his answer he does not explain away an objection I had raised against his system. He seems to think that my paper [viz. Pure Logic] probably does not contain more than he himself knows, this being a common failing of philosophers and others; but still he tells me very civilly that if I think still that there is anything new in my paper I ought to publish, which of course I shall do one way or another before long." Jevons&#39;s principal advance was to reduce the operations of the Boolean calculus to a mechanical procedure. He here stood at the start of a road that led to the modern application of logic in computer-programming; he himself designed a "logical abacus" and "logical piano", ancestors of the computer which performed the operations of the revised Boolean calculus and whose mode of operation had affinities with the use of a truth-table.

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        Haud Immemor A Few Personal Recollections of Mr Thackeray in Philadelphia

      PRIVATELY PRINTED, William P. Kildare. Very Good-; ***SALE. The price of this item has been temporarily reduced . by 30%. Sale price ends soon!***. 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. Brown cloth cover has heavy wear to corners otherwise in very good condition. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Ex-libris book plate of Arthur Dickson on front paste down. Samuel Dickson&#39;s name signed to two end sheets. Gutter separation between copyright page and first page of text. Pages clean with very faint toning and in very good condition. Housed in a burgundy linen tri-fold which is then housed in a matching slip case of half-burgundy moroccan leather over burgundy linen cloth. Tri-fold and slip case are in Near Fine condition. .

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        Organ fur die Fortschritte des Eisenbahnwesens in Technischer Beziehung; 25 Vols. Organ des Vereins Deutscher Eisenbahnverwaltungen; Neue Folge, Bande 1-25 (Volumes 1-25); 1864-1888

      C.W. Kreidel's Verlag, Wiesbaden - Twenty-five volumes, a straight run of the first 25 volumes of the "Neue Folge" (or new series), Bande 1-25, Jahrgange 19-43. Quarto, cloth-backed boards (three copies in library bindings), all copies illustrated with plates at rear (about 15-20 per volume, some of them fold-outs), Very Good ex-library copies with typical marks (bookplates to pastedowns, call numbers at spines, stamps, etc.), most copies with some off- setting/discoloration/soil to the text, wear to the covers of some copies at the tips and edges with some chipping/loss/fraying, the front inner hinges of a couple of the volumes are strained or shaken. Text in German. A really great uncommon run of this periodical, featuring many detailed technical diagrams and engraved plates of railroad cars and railroad- related items. Digital images available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Robinson Crusoe.

      (Boston Prang, L., & Co. c. 1864) - 12mo. (16)pp. A shaped book illustrated throughout by chromolithography. The illustrations surround the central text, which is a retelling of the story of Robinson Crusoe in verse by Lydia L. Very, who also designed the book. This title was part of the "Doll Series" of shaped books published by Prang, which were "among the first publications of L. Prang & Company." McClinton writes that these books are "some of the most interesting and fascinating items Prang published," going on to say that "today these books are valuable items for the collector of children's books." Light wrinkling to covers, else fine in shaped pictorial wrappers. (McClinton 45). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      [Washington]. 1864. - Single sheet, 25 x 34 inches. Old fold lines; some wear and minor loss at folds, neatly reinforced and repaired with tissue on verso. A few small tears at edges, minor soiling. Very good. A highly detailed map of the northern half of Mississippi and Alabama, showing the border with Tennessee and all points south to Vicksburg and Montgomery, produced to support the operations of the Union Army there in 1864. This is one of several maps compiled by the U.S. Coast Survey in an attempt to adequately map the South during the Civil War for military purposes. A note on the map indicates that the present map was compiled from various sources, including "campaign maps and information furnished by Capt. O.M. Poe, Chief Engineer, Military Division of the Mississippi, and by Capt. W.E. Merrell, Chief Engineer, Department of the Cumberland." Merrill was Sherman's chief topographical engineer, and he contributed to several important maps of the area, including one of Northern Georgia produced in Chattanooga following the vital capture of that city. With the beginning of the Civil War the United States Army found itself scrambling to obtain adequate field maps for military operations in the South. The most established cartographic branch of the Government, the Coast Survey, was pressed into service to provide these maps, some with a coastal component but mainly for landlocked locations. The cartographers of the Coast Survey reviewed all of the existing cartography available, but also drew on military and scouting reports and covert agents to assemble to most detailed possible maps detailing places, roads, railroads, natural features. The topography is illustrated with hachured and shaded relief, and railroads shown in red. The circulation of these maps was controlled, and only officers ranking major or higher were supposed to control copies. As a result, they are rare today. Two key figures in the Coast Survey effort during the War were Henry Lindenkohl and his brother Adolph, who were responsible for actually drawing many of the field maps. The Lindenkohls were born in Germany, but emigrated to the United States as teenagers and became American citizens. Adolph had already worked at the Coast Survey before the War began, and Henry joined in 1861. Together they made a huge contribution to the war effort through their superb cartographic work, producing and revising maps of different theatres of operations through 1865. Both continued with the survey for the rest of their lives; Adolph died in 1904 after fifty years on the job, and Henry in 1920 after fifty-nine. An important map of Northern Mississippi and Alabama, particularly interesting as part of the greater project undertaken by the Coast Survey to map out the South during the Civil War.

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        Harzlandschaft mit Fernsicht auf Goslar.

      . Aquarell v. A. Nothnagel, dat. 1864, 15,2 x 28,6. Sehr schönes, stimmungsvolles Blatt in Erdfarben von August Friedrich Wilheln Nothnagel (1822-1899). - An der rechten Seite fachgerecht restauriert und auf einen Untersatzkarton montiert. Rechts unten signiert und datiert. Verso bezeichnet "Der Harz".

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        The Universal Code of Signals for the Mercantile Marine of all Nations, by the Late Captain Marryat, R.N. with a Selection of Sentences adapted for Convoys, and Systems of Geometrical, Night, & Fog Signals.

      London, Richardson Brothers, 1864 - Octavo. (244 × 154mm) Original blue embossed cloth, rebacked with the original spine laid down, title gilt to the upper board. Lightly browned, one plate a little torn, now repaired, no loss, cloth a little rubbed, sunned at the spine. 8 chromolithographic plates of plates, one of them double-page of "Maritime Merchant Flags of all Nations." Renowned as a story-teller of the sea, Marryat was elected to the Royal Society in 1819 mainly on the strength of this adaptation of Sir Home Popham's system of signaling, first published 1817. "This earned him a large and regular income." (ODNB) He later received the Légion d'Honneur from the king of France "for services rendered to science and navigation". "The copyright of this Code of Signals, by which the Mercantile Marine of the whole world has so greatly benefited, became, from a very early period, the property of the late Mr. J.M. Richardson. The Edition of 1841 was the last edited by the original inventor. but since then five large Editions has been issued, each greatly extended and improved." (Preface.) Front endpapers with request that "Owners and Captains of Vessels desirous" of having their official number or names included to apply to the publishers, and advertising the publication of French, Spanish and Italian translations and imminent issue of German and Norwegian editions, and the availability of the "Flags used in this Code of Signals". Bound in at the rear is a leaf with the "Royal Humane Society's Directions for the Recovery of the Apparently Drowned." Marryat had been awarded "the Society's honorary medallion in 1821 for his design for a lifeboat and for his gallantry in saving life at sea." None of the editions of the Code are common, two copies only on COPAC, Oxford and NLS, OCLC records just three copies in the US, NMM has a copy. Contemporary armorial bookplate of [Col.] Charles A.W. Troyte to the front pastedown together with his pencilled initials. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Handbuch des Schachspiels

      Verlag von Veit & Co, Leipzig 1864 - viii+589 pages with frontispiece, tables and diagrams. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 1/4") rebound with original front cover laid on with label spine in gilt. Foreword by Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 716) Fourth edition. Handbuch des Schachspiels (Handbook of Chess, often simply called the Handbuch) is a chess book, first published in 1843 by Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa. It was one of the most important opening references for many decades. The Handbuch had been the project of Paul Rudolf von Bilguer, who was with von der Lasa a member of the Berlin Chess Club and the influential group of chess masters later called the Berlin Pleiades. Bilguer died in 1840, with the work still in the early stages. Von der Lasa completed the project and saw it published, with his friend von Bilguer alone named as author. It contained comprehensive analyses of all opening variations then known, plus a section on the history and literature of chess. Von der Lasa prepared four further editions (1852, 1858, 1864, and 1874). The sixth edition (1880) was by Constantin Schwede; and the seventh edition (1891) was by Emil Schallopp, with the assistance of Louis Paulsen. Carl Schlechter, who had drawn a match for the World Championship with Emanuel Lasker in 1910, prepared the eighth and final edition. Published in eleven parts between 1912 and 1916, it totaled 1,040 pages and included contributions by Rudolf Spielmann, Siegbert Tarrasch, and Richard Teichmann. International Master William Hartston called it "a superb work, perhaps the last to encase successfully the whole of chess knowledge within a single volume." Condition: Rebound with original front cover laid on, club stamp to title else very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Book Collector, Inc.]
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        Le Rideau Levé ou l'Éducation de Laure. Edition revue sur celle originale de 1786 et ornee de six figures libres, gravees d'apres celles qu'on ajouta aux editions de 1786 et de 1790

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

      [Bookseller: Ariel Books IOBA]
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