The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1864

        Our Mutual Friend, The Rare Bradburn Edition: First Hardcover Edition Published in America - Precedes the First English Edition, Four Volumes, Dated 1864;-65;-65;-65

      John Bradburn New York 1864 - Our Mutual Friend: A Good to Very Good 4-Volume Set of the First American Edition, in the original Publisher’s Cloth bindings, Dated 1864;-65;-65;-65. Cloth shows wear at the extremities, the gilt titles & engravings on spines a bit rubbed. The condition of the books can be appreciated by looking at the pictures, the colors of loth bindings & endpapers, described in various references, are subject to interpretation. Internally, all four volumes are clean, the type setting is mostly clear & legible throughout [ a few pages of light impression], endpapers with transparent spots, tanning. “Book 1” has seven plates, a few spots, one page lower corner lacking, not effecting the text, the endpapers are not split, a few tiny worm holes at the top front & rear hinges: 318 pages; 5“ by 7.5“+/-. “Book 2” has four plates, endpapers are not split, a bit of spotting on a few pages; 2 sections projecting at the fore edge: 316 pages; 5“ by 7.3“+/-. “Book 3” has four plates & tissue guards, endpapers not split, text is nearly pristine: 316 pages; 5“ by 7.5“+/-. “Book 4” has three plates, one with tissue, endpapers not split, nearly pristine, with just a spot or two, worm hole lower front hinge, more so base of rear hinge, worm hole mid point of the rear endpaper: 296 pages; 5“ by 7.5“+/-. According to Walter E Smith’s “Charles Dickens A Bibliography of His First American Editions,” Book 2 has a Variant Binding with a Title Page date of 1865. Smith’s variants are from complete 4 volume sets, some of which may have been made up of “odd volumes,” meaning they were accumulated from the out-of-print market. The point being, the sets may not have been bought consecutively, at the time of publication, by a single “original owner.” To the credit of this set, the penned signatures on the endpapers throughout indicate the continual single ownership of the set. It is reasonable to assume that both the 1864 & 1865 editions of "Book 2" were "available to the public" simultaneously. Historically noting, the Lessard-Foster family dates to pioneer times, some descendants locating in Ludington, Michigan, and, becoming prosperous, the family was noted for its appreciation of music, relics & antiques, and fine books. Notes from Goggling [edited for typos & clarity]: “The Fosters from far back had been prolific readers and what a treasure store of old books they left behind. Just a brief look was all we had time for but one could spend years pouring over those old volumes and still there would be many left untouched. Sets of the old classics, exquisitely 'bound in leather‘, a Polyglot Bible, dated 1836: There was "A Speller & Definer," published by J. B. Lippincott of Philadelphia in 1844, and gardening . . . Old prayers books, hymnals and Bibles, children's story books, family records, letters and pictures, all these and many more behind the glass doors of the massive cases arranged along the walls.” The Bradburn Edition Volumes 1 & 3 precede Hardcover Editions in both America & England. Ref: Smith, Charles Dickens A Bibliography of His First American Editions, page 404; Gimbel-Podeschi page 149 #A153; Edgar & Vail page 29 First Entry, note. Our Mutual Friend, The Rare Bradburn Edition: First Hardcover Edition Published in America - Precedes the First English Edition, Four Volumes, Dated 1864;-65;-65;-65. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MPWarner.Books]
 1.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Arte de Aprender y Jugar el Noble Juego del Villar, con las reglas y leyes en toda su estencion

      Malaga: D. José Garcia Taboadela, 1864. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Purported to be the first book in Spanish on billiards. Bound in full modern acid calf over the original wraps. 32pp plus two large (24" x 16") fold out plates, both with small tears at attached edge, and some mild creasing. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Games & Gaming; Inventory No: 038785.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Address of his Excellency John A. Andrew to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, Together with Accompanying Documents. January 8, 1864. (The Gettysburg Address)

      Boston: Wright & Potter, State Printers. 1864. First. First edition. 88, cx, [110]pp., folding map. Original buff printed wrappers. 19th century blind stamp on title page from an important Americana library collection (with letter releasing the book), contemporary inscription on the front wrap: "Francis Rendall, Esq. with regards of Joseph Crofts". About 20% of the rear wrap lacking, modest splits on the paper spine, still a nice very good or better copy. Largely devoted to the Massachusetts war effort. The folding map shows the Soldier's National Cemetery at Gettysburg, dedicated November 19, 1863, with the speech of Edward Everett of Massachusetts and the short "Dedicatory Speech by President Lincoln," better known as the Gettysburg Address. Monaghan notes this as an early printing of the Gettysburg Address. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Traite des Maladies du Coeur et de L'Aorte. Ouvrage traduit, avec L'Autorisation de l'auteur par le Dr. Senac.

      Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1864.. Premiere edition francaise. 8°. XIX, 716 pages. Demi-chagrin noir (reliure de l'epoque). Bel exemplaire, tres frais.. [Garrison & Morton, 2760 / Bedford Library of Cardiology, 281 / Willius & Dry - A history of the heart and the circulation - pages 134-135 / L. J. Acierno (The history of cardiology), page 102 and page 112] Premiere edition de la traduction francaise de "The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta". On y trouve la description classique de la " respiration de Cheyne-Stokes " et la premiere description de la tachycardie paroxystique. Il existe egalement des donnees importantes sur la pericardite, sur les valvulopathies et sur les complications cardiaques du typhus. William Stokes (1804-1878) etait un medecin irlandais qui enseigna a Dublin.

      [Bookseller: The Time Traveller's Bookshop Ltd.]
 4.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Physiologie und Pathologie der Embolie, Transfusion und Blutmenge.

      . Virch. Arch. path. Anat., 27./29. - Berlin, Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1864, 8°, (2), 286 pp., orig. Broschur; unaufgeschnittenes frisches Exemplar.. Erste Ausgabe in Buchform dieses Grundlagenwerkes. - Peter Ludwig Panum (1820-1885) aus Rönne in Bornholm, ein Schüler Claude Bernards, Professor in Kiel und Kopenhagen, ist der Begründer der modernen dänischen Physiologie. Der vorliegende, klassische Text enthält grundlegende Erkenntnisse zur Lehre von den embolischen Prozessen und zur Transfusionskunde. Daneben finden sich noch sehr frühe, experimentelle Studien zur Koronardurchblutung. -- Panum erkannte, daß beim defibrinierten Blut kein Unterschied mehr zwischen arterieller und venöser Herkunft bestand. Er bemerkte, daß die transfundierten Blutkörperchen im Empfängerorganismus weiter ihre respiratorische Funktion ausüben und das Fibrin innerhalb von 48 Stunden wieder regeneriert wird. Daneben konnte er nachweisen, daß defibriniertes Blut wiederbelebend wirkte und auch in größeren Mengen gut vertragen wurde. Mit diesen Erkenntnissen gehört Panum zu den Pionieren der Transfusionskunde. -- Von ebenso großer Bedeutung sind seine Forschungsergebnisse zur Entstehung der Embolie, die er durch Injektionen von Öl, Fett, Wachs, etc. in die Aorta und Koronararterien von Hunden gewonnen hatte. Alle vorliegenden Arbeiten stammen noch aus der Kieler Tätigkeit des berühmten Physiologen. - FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Among the earliest studies of the coronary circulation to employ methods of physiological measurement, Panum's experiments confirmed Erichsen's conclusion that any disease, such as hardening of the coronary arteries, that interferes with the flow of the blood through them may result in sudden death. He embolized the coronary arteries and aorta of dogs by means injection of powder, wax, oil and India ink, finding gradual cessation of cardiac action. -- He replaced practically the entire blood of a dog and found no change in behavior of the animal. He pointed out the dangers implied in direct transfusion of non-defibrinated blood and in transfusion from one species to another. He found the transfusion of defibrinated blood within the same species to be relatively safe. -- Panum, who had trained under Virchow and Claude Bernard, was the founder of modern Danish physiology. He opened the first Danish physiology laboratory in Copenhagen in 1864. - See Leibowitz, Hist. of Cor. Heart disease, 130-31; Fishman & Richards, Circulation of Blood, 230-32; Maluf, Hist. of Blood Transf., 78; Schorr, Gesch. d. Bluttransfus., 35 + 45-46; Hirsch IV, 492-94; Meisen, Danish Scientists, 134-37; Carstensen, P.L. Panum (Neumünster 1967); Garrison & Morton 3008; Waller 7095; Willius & Dry, p. 157; Norman 1633. Not in Bedford-Library.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat für Medizin - Fritz-Dieter S]
 5.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


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

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1864 - Succesful novelist of prison and low-life whose fiction was so often compelling and realisticm his readers often sent him contributions to improve the lives of his charcters (v. ODNB) First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. [viii], 326; [vi], 301 pp. Original green pebbled cloth, staining to lower covers affecting the binding but mostly not the text block, [ acceptable withal. Wolff 5935 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Dictionnaire encyclopedique des sciences medicales.

      Paris, P. Asselin, successeur de Labe, Victor Masson et fils, 1864 - 1889.. 100 Bände. (alles Erschienene). Mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten und einigen gestochenen Tafeln. Grüne Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 24 x 15,5 cm.. Herausgegeben von Jacques Raige-Delorme, Amedee Dechambre, L. Lereboullet und L. Hahn. Das Werk erschien in 5 nicht nummerisch, sondern alphabetisch geordneten Serien: Serie 1 (36 Bde.), Serie 4 (16 Bde.), Serie 2 (27 Bde.), Serie 3 (18 Bde.) und Serie 5 (3 Bde.). - "Im gleichen Jahr (1864) kam auch der erste Band des 'Dictionnaire encyclopedique des sciences medicales' heraus, an dem hundertneunundsiebzig Autoren, darunter Pasteur und Littre, unter der Leitung von A. Dechambre, mitarbeiteten: dieses monumentale Werk stellt das gesamte medizinische Wissen der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts dar" (R. Toellner, Illustrierte Geschichte der Medizin 6, 3020). - Teilweise etwas berieben und bestoßen, Rücken aufgehellt, mit kleinen Abweichungen in Farbe und Größe, 1 Band mit einseitig gelöstem Rücken. Einige Bände mit angeplatzten Innengelenken, teilweise mit gestempeltem Vorsatz oder Reihentitel, Vorsätze leicht gebräunt, innen sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Insgesamt dekorative Reihe!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
 7.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Eine Weltreise um die nördliche Hemisphäre in Verbindung mit der Ostasiatischen Expedition in den Jahren 1860 und 1861. Erster und Zweiter Theil.

      Leipzig. F.A. Brockhaus, 1864. - 1. Auflage, 2, 8°. 20,8 x 13,8 cm. XIV,288/VIII,305 Seiten, Vorwort von Wilhelm Heine, In gutem Zustand. saubere und frische Einbände, das Bezugspapier mit Pfauenmuster (Oleographie-Papier), sauber und frisch, wie unberührt, der Einband in braunem Lederimitat. private Nachbindung, mit Leinenecken, Lederrückenschild mit Goldprägung und Dreiseitenrotschnitt, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leipziger Antiquariat e.K.]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Dictionnaire encyclopédique des sciences médicales

      Paris, P. Asselin, successeur de Labé, Victor Masson et fils, 1864 - 1889.. 100 Bände. (alles Erschienene). Mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten und einigen gestochenen Tafeln. Grüne Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 24 x 15,5 cm. Herausgegeben von Jacques Raige-Delorme, Amédée Dechambre, L. Lereboullet und L. Hahn. Das Werk erschien in 5 nicht nummerisch, sondern alphabetisch geordneten Serien: Serie 1 (36 Bde.), Serie 4 (16 Bde.), Serie 2 (27 Bde.), Serie 3 (18 Bde.) und Serie 5 (3 Bde.). - ?"Im gleichen Jahr (1864) kam auch der erste Band des ?'Dictionnaire encyclopedique des sciences medicales?' … heraus, an dem hundertneunundsiebzig Autoren, darunter Pasteur und Littre, unter der Leitung von A. Dechambre, mitarbeiteten: dieses monumentale Werk … stellt das gesamte medizinische Wissen der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts dar?" (R. Toellner, Illustrierte Geschichte der Medizin 6, 3020). - Teilweise etwas berieben und bestoßen, Rücken aufgehellt, mit kleinen Abweichungen in Farbe und Größe, 1 Band mit einseitig gelöstem Rücken. Einige Bände mit angeplatzten Innengelenken, teilweise mit gestempeltem Vorsatz oder Reihentitel, Vorsätze leicht gebräunt, innen sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Insgesamt dekorative Reihe!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
 9.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Mount Pleasant Hospitals, Washington, D.C. Hand-colored lithograph by C. Magnus. 35x47cm

      New York: C. Magnus, 1864. small tears around edges adn slightly faded around edges, otherwise good.

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's Historyofscience.com]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Carver Barracks, Washington, D.C.

      Chas. Magnus, New York/Washington D.C. 1864 - Chromolithograph. Published by Chas. Magnus 12 Frankfort St. N. Y. & 520 Seventh St. Washington D.C. Sheet size: 14 x 19 3/4". Inventory#: p1131pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Notes On The Confederate Stockade of Florence South Carolina 1864-1865

      Under the Auspices of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Florence S.C. - Original grey embossed stiff wraps with title and author's name and Confederate symbol in black.Published 194[?].Frontispiece is a photograph of a stone memorial erected by the Daughter's of the Confederacy in honor of the soldiers and citizens, who in the line of duty guarded the 6500 Union prisoners who were held captive at the Florence Stockade. The Florence Stockade came about due to Sherman's March through the South. His army was at one point headed for Andersonville Prison and the Confederate command wanted to house these Union prisoners further south. The author served with the Co.,D,2nd South Carolina Heavy Artillery. Woods tells of his experiences guarding the Union prisoners.Towards the end of the war this regiment was incorporated into the Infantry. This pamphlet is in perfect condition and is unread. OCLC locates five copies.A very RARE pamphlet [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: 12 Peers Fine Books]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        WINE, THE VINE, AND THE CELLAR

      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]
 13.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        THE PORTENT: A STORY OF THE INNER VISION OF THE HIGHLANDERS, COMMONLY CALLED THE SECOND SIGHT

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.,. 1864. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-v [vi-vii] viii 1-290 [291-292: ads],. original apple-green cloth with Japanese vellum shelf back, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed, marbled endpapers.. Some tarnishing to spine gilt, some soiling to vellum and cloth, a. very good copy with less soiling to the binding than usually. encountered. (#131821). First edition. Short novel set in Scotland and England. "... dreams, omens, paranormal hearing, an appearance of the ghost, suggestions of repeated patterns of fate and reincarnation, and many psychological oddities. The mood in the first part of the story is well sustained as a spiritualized Gothicism, with many of MacDonald's remarkable insights and aphorisms. The story is much less convincing in the second half, however ..." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1067. "... the beginning of a gradual emancipation from the German romantics. It occupies a transitional place between the fairy-tales and the Scotch novels." - Wolff, The Golden Key, p. 117. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-117. Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2- 57. Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, p. 242. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 146. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1271-1275. Bleiler (1978), p.129. Reginald 09425. Shaberman 18.

      [Bookseller: L. W. Currey, Inc.]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        President Lincoln promotes the son of an influential Philadelphia newspaper editor as Captain in the 9th Regiment of Infantry

      "Partly Engraved Document Signed ?Abraham Lincoln? as President and ?E.M. Stanton? as Secretary of War, 1 page, 15.5? x 19.25?. Washington, July 1, 1864. Completed in manuscript. Adequate contrast. On parchment. Usual folds not affecting ?Lincoln? and just touching the tops of a few letters of ?Abraham? mentioned only for accuracy. Patriotic eagle vignette at top center to the right of a split blue paper seal. Military vignette across bottom. Fine condition. President Lincoln appoints ?Clayton McMichael ... Captain in the Ninth Regiment of Infantry ... to rank as such from the Fourth day of March eighteen hundred and Sixty four...? On Thursday, July 28, 1864, four weeks later, Lincoln wrote to John W. Forney and Morton McMichael to meet him in Washington on the weekend regarding political problems in Philadelphia. Forney was editor of the ?Philadelphia Press.? Morton McMichael, editor of ?The Philadelphia North American"" and one of the founders of the Union League, was Clayton McMichael?s father. Clayton McMichael (1844-1906) was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the 9th United States Regular Infantry on August 5, 1861. He was promoted to Quartermaster on January 1, 1862, and, by the document here offered, to Captain on March 4, 1864. He was brevetted Major, U.S. Army to date from April 2, 1865 for his meritorious service at Petersburg, Virginia. McMichael?s first service in the Army was on the frontier, defending against Indians attacks. He later served in California defending against Confederate interests before being transferred to the Army of the Potomac after the Battle of Gettysburg."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        On the day Abraham Lincoln was elected President, Buchanan compliments the morality of a speech made by his Secretary of State, Jeremiah S. Black, concerning Abolition and ?Negro Equality?

      "Autograph Letter Signed ?James Buchanan,? 2 pages, 6.25? x 8?. Wheatland, November 8, 1864. To Hon. J.S. Black. Mounting strip along right edge on verso of integral leaf. Fine condition. In full, ?I have just received your favor of the 5th Instant with a copy of your speech. This I had read immediately after it was published with admiration. It displays the beautiful felicity of language which you have always at commands not to speak of its other morals. I should be glad to have a copy of [your son] Chauncys speech. That which he made during the last Campaign. I considered equal or nearly equal to your own. ?I had observed from the Newspapers that you had visited our old friend Jake; but doubled as I had nothing from you on the subject until I received your verbal message a few days ago from the Rev. Dr. Miller. I am glad he remembers Miss Lane & myself kindly. She has been I Philadelphia for a fortnight; but I shall send her your letter. I know she was anxious to pay you a visit on her return from the Bedford Springs; but nit having heard from Mary on the subject ?" she doubted whether she was expected. ?I would not have you visit me unless when convenient to yourself though you know how much pleasure it always affords me to meet you. I go tomorrow morning Deo volante [God willing] to Jo Bakers & to my farm in his vicinity. I am there to meet some friends from West Chester. Baker comes to see me often. He is a friend worth having. From your friend very respectfully James Buchanan.? Buchanan is referring to Jeremiah S. Black?s speech in Philadelphia on October 24, 1864, titled ?The Doctrines of the Democratic and Abolition Parties Contrasted: Negro Equality, The Conflict between ?Higher Law? and the Law of the Land.?"

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        LES DESTINEES. POEMES PHILOSOPHIQUES

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1864.. Portrait. Later cloth and boards, leather label, original printed wrappers (neatly backed) bound in. Small paint spot on rear cover, edges lightly rubbed, wrappers lightly soiled, but a very good copy. First edition of this posthumously published collection, gathering together a number of poems appearing here for the first time in book form. This copy bears a presentation inscription from the publisher on the front wrapper to "Monsieur Panthier." The frontis portrait is an engraving after a photograph by Adam Salomon. Included herein are some of Vigny's greatest poems, and this collection has been frequently reprinted. CARTERET II, p.463.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Il Principe

      Casa Editrice italiana Guigoni 1864 Rilegato, in buone condizioni, presenta segni d'usura sulla copertina, libro antico fuori commercio. Prefazione di Guido Cinelli 138 1

      [Bookseller: Libreria Alp-hà srl]
 18.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Urkunde mit eigenh. U. ("Imperatore").

      Rio de Janeiro, 8. VII. 1864. - 1 S. Imperial-Folio. Mit lithographiertem Briefkopf und Vordruck. Verleihungsurkunde zum Offizierskreuz des kaiserlich brasilianischen Rosenordens für Frederic Joule. - Mit einer nicht identifizierten Gegenzeichnung; etwas angestaubt und mit Randeinrissen in den horizontalen Faltungen.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN ITALIE PARTIE MERIDIONALE ET EN SICILE

      Morizot, Paris, 1864, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Later printinga.e.g., 524pp, foxed, Very Good. 23 engraved plates, 6 hand colored. Text in French, c1864. Very Good. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Italy; Inventory No: 39.

      [Bookseller: Archer's Used & Rare Books]
 20.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  


        Les races bovines, études zootechniques.

      Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, (1864). 2 volumes (text & atlas). Oblong folio (350 x 480 mm). pp. (6), lxxiv, (2), with 5 handcoloured maps; pp. (iv), 5 subtitiles and 87 fine plates of cattle races. Publisher's red half morocco, gilt ornamented spines and sides. One of the most beautifully produced work on cattle. Many of the excellent plates are after photographs by Nadar. Nadar (1820-1910), is best known for his fine photographic portraits of celebrated Frenchmen of the day. Artists like Emile van Marcke, Isodore Bonheur and Barye contributed to this work. "The plates were produced by a mixed process of photographic transposing on to a metal plate (heliography) followed by handwork of various kinds - soft ground etching, mezzotint and aquatint, the background tint being achieved by lithography" (D.H. Boalch, 'Prints and paintings of British farm livestock, 1780-1910)'. The work was published as a result of the first 'concours agricole universel' held in Paris 1856. "Au mois de mai 1856, le Gouvernement impérial ouvrit à Paris le premier concours agricole universel qui ait été tenu en France. Votre éminent prédécesseur pensa qu'il serai utile de saisir cette occasion pour faire reproduire dans un album les meilleurs types d'élévage étrangers. M. Baudement, professeur de zootechnie au Conservatoire des arts et métiers et membre du jury, fut chargé de cette publication et s'associa d'excellents artistes pour ces reproductions " (From the dedication). Plates 1-21 show cattle of 'Iles Britanniques', plates 22-31 'Hollande et Danemark' plates 32-43 'Suisse et Allemagne', plates 44-62 'Empire d'Austriche' and plates 63-87 'France'. The work also appeared under a slightly different title, adding after bovines 'au concours universel agricole de Paris en 1856'. Some slight foxing to text volume and some discoloration to frontcover of atlas.//Nissen ZBI, 257,.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
 21.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        The Great West: Emigrants', Settlers', and Travellers' Guide and Hand-Book to the States of California and Oregon, and the Territories of Nebraska, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Washington, and Arizona

      New York, NY: New York Tribune, 1864. Soft cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. With a Full and Accurate Account of Their Climate, Soil, Resources, and Products. Accompanied by a Map Showing the Several Routes to the Gold Fields; and a Complete Table of Distances." In very nice custom black cloth slipcase with leather spine. Descriptions by state, fold-out map. We disagree with the Nevada account that labels sagebrush a "ubiquitous and useless shrub." Salmon-colored wraps are soiled overall, edges worn, corners dogeared, loss on spine. Binding tight, interior mostly clean with a few pencil notations, tape repairs, and slight toning. Howes H-55, Wagner-Camp 400.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A Chronicle of England: B.C. 5 -- A. D. 1485

      Longmans, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, London 1864 - 4to - over 9¾. Book. viiii + 462 pp. Pristine modern blue 3/4 morocco with raised bands and red title and author label. Only flaw in binding is micro separation lower inch or two of fabric from leather on front board. Binding tight, and but for a very few faint fox marks, pages clean, color illustrations bright. A near fine copy (if not for aforesaid issue on front board, fine). [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
 23.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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

      XI,[1],[13]-452pp. +: Harper & Brothers, Publishers 1864, 1st American Edition. (Hardcover) xi,[1],[13]-452pp. + [6]pp. (ads). Good to very good. 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..

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Great West: Emigrants', Settlers', and Travellers' Guide and Hand-Book to the States of California and Oregon, and the Territories of Nebraska, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Washington, and Arizona

      New York Tribune, New York, NY 1864 - "With a Full and Accurate Account of Their Climate, Soil, Resources, and Products. Accompanied by a Map Showing the Several Routes to the Gold Fields; and a Complete Table of Distances." In very nice custom black cloth slipcase with leather spine. Descriptions by state, fold-out map. We disagree with the Nevada account that labels sagebrush a "ubiquitous and useless shrub." Salmon-colored wraps are soiled overall, edges worn, corners dogeared, loss on spine. Binding tight, interior mostly clean with a few pencil notations, tape repairs, and slight toning. Howes H-55, Wagner-Camp 400. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
 25.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Poetical works.

      Routlege 1864 - - Routlege, London 1864, Fort in 12 (10x17cm), X 310pp., relié. - Nouvelle édition, la plus ancienne comprenant les illustrations de Gilbert remonte à 1856, l'éditeur ayant augmenté le texte en fonction des inédits à la date de l'édition. Un portrait au frontispice et de nombreux hors-texte sur bois d'après John Gilbert. Plein Chagrin d'époque vert sapin. Dos à nerfs orné de caissons roulette en queue. Succession de filets d'encadrement à chaud et à froid sur les plats. Dentelle intérieure. Toutes tranches dorées. Bel exemplaire. Cette édition a été partagée avec l'éditeur londonien Bell And Daldy (collation et titre différents). X 310pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
 26.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        LES DESTINEES. POEMES PHILOSOPHIQUES

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1864.. Portrait. Later cloth and boards, leather label, original printed wrappers (neatly backed) bound in. Small paint spot on rear cover, edges lightly rubbed, wrappers lightly soiled, but a very good copy. First edition of this posthumously published collection, gathering together a number of poems appearing here for the first time in book form. This copy bears a presentation inscription from the publisher on the front wrapper to "Monsieur Panthier." The frontis portrait is an engraving after a photograph by Adam Salomon. Included herein are some of Vigny's greatest poems, and this collection has been frequently reprinted. CARTERET II, p.463.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
 27.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Kunstkronyk. Jaargang 1864

      n. p., n. pr., 1864.. 1864. 96 pp. and 18 full-page plates, of which some in colour. Hfcloth over mrbld. boards. Bdg a bit rbbd., a few pages loose(ning) and/or fingersoiled. * Detailed information on request. ZELDZAAM. Met litho's van o.a. Weissenbruch, Munnink en Dekker naar werk van: Ehnle, Jamin, Bakker Korff, Liernur (see picture), Rochussen, Allebé, Bles, v. Ingen, v. Deventer, Scheltema, Bilders en Weissenbruch. Met handgeschreven inhoudsopgave met alle namen van kunstenaars en de respect. lithographen. Ook overzichten van gehouden tentoonstellingen, o. a. Amsterdam Art en Rotterdam in 1864. Nadere informatie beschikbaar. OF GREAT RARITY. More information upon request.

      [Bookseller: INTERNATIONAAL ANTIQUARIAAT]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Ledger Report by Colored Sergeant, U.S.C.T., "Selling Government horse & bridle." &c.

      1864 - Manuscript Document Signed. July 18, 1864. "Report of Sergeant [William] Buckner of Co. B 46 U.S. Inf." 2 pp. folio. Scarce signed colored officer's report listing several entries, including "selling of Government horse and bridle and saddles sold." Report also mentions barrels of whiskey. William Buckner was a sergeant in the 46th Regiment of United States Colored Troops. From April through November 1864, this regiment was stationed in the District of Vicksburg at Milliken's Bend. Sergeant William Buckner's African American Civil War Memorial plaque number is C-59. ConditionVery lightly written.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A Chronicle of England: B.C. 5 -- A. D. 1485

      London: Longmans, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1864. First Edition. Three Quarters Morocco. Near Fine. Doyle, James E.; Engraved and Printed in Color By Edmund Evans. 4to - over 9¾. Book. viiii + 462 pp. Pristine modern blue 3/4 morocco with raised bands and red title and author label. Only flaw in binding is micro separation lower inch or two of fabric from leather on front board. Binding tight, and but for a very few faint fox marks, pages clean, color illustrations bright. A near fine copy (if not for aforesaid issue on front board, fine).

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques ]
 30.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Le Rideau Lev? ou l'?ducation 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, Half-Leather, Book Condition: Near Fine, Dust Jacket Condition: Not Issued, Edition UnstatedSize: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall, "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.

      [Bookseller: Ariel Books]
 31.   Check availability:     Bookzangle     Link/Print  


        Sense and Sensibility

      BERNHARD TAUCHNITZ, LEIPZIG 1864 - 3/4 leather bound. General wear and rubbed cover. Gold gilt on spine. Foxing on pages. Browned pages. No bookplate. No markings. Tight binding. 5 raised ribs on the spine. DATE PUBLISHED: 1864 EDITION: 340 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        MAINE WOODS

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864. First edition, first printing. 8vo, original Ticknor textured green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine, bordered and decorated in blind on all covers. Housed in a fine morocco backed foldover case. [i-viii] 328, [23, April ads and catalogue]. An unusually bright and clean and pleasing copy, no foxing and with nice dark, solid cloth. Top of spine with just a bit of evidence of shelving. SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN UNUSUALLY NICE CONDITION. Thoreau&#146;s journey to the Maine Woods has served to this day as a guide for the reverent to the peaceful wilds of the Maine wilderness. By river, rail, and foot, Thoreau ventured with friends to discover the peace of a land they thought would one day be overrun by settlers and tourists. They gazed up a plethora of wildlife, discovered moose in the streams and imbibed the spirit of unspoiled beauty.<br> Thoreau and his party were amongst the very first to set foot upon the summit of Ktaadn. Revered by the native peoples of the region who never ventured to its granite slopes due to reverence, fear, and weather, Ktaadn is today considered perhaps the greatest climbing mountain east of the Mississippi. Though Thoreau and his group took the long and pleasant southern route up, they broke new trails to reach the massive multi-peaked fortress that forms the great mountain. Further chapters offer wonderful reflections on the great Maine wilderness of the Allagash, the wilderness waterway and of moose stalking in the 19th century. "Emerson reading over the essay decided it was the first piece of American literature he had seen in ten years that was worth binding" (Harding). <br> Thoreau &#147;must always be read, whether lovingly or interestedly, for he has all the variable charm... the contradictions, austerities and delightful surprises, of Nature herself.&#148; [Ency Britt] <br> Thoreau&#146;s journey to the Maine Woods has served to this day as a guide for the reverent of the peaceful wilds of the Maine wilderness. By river, rail, and foot, Thoreau ventured with friends to discover the tranquility of a land they thought would one day be overrun by settlers and tourists. <br> Although Thoreau&#146;s background is widely known, a few details are worth repeating. Thoreau first began to appreciate nature in taking care of his mother&#146;s cows. Although he was academically active, having attended Harvard and working as a lecturer and author, his income principally derived from his employment as a surveyor. This job fit in with his notions of the practice of individual economy: he came to believe that the less labor a man did, the better it was for him and the community at large. In fact, he believed that one should have six days of rest and one of labor. He carried out his famous experiment at Walden to prove this point and came to befriend the animals in his environs: &#147;This exquisite familiarity with bird and beast would make us love the memory of Thoreau [even] if his egotism were triply as arrogant, if his often meaningless paradoxes were even more absurd, if his sympathies were even less humanitarian than we know them to have been.&#148; [Ency Britt]<br> Edward Hoar accompanied Thoreau on his journey to the Maine woods. On July 20, 1857, Hoar met Thoreau at the Boston Natural History Museum from which they departed on their journey at 5:00 PM. Hoar was separated from the party on July 29 but found the next day. The woods expedition ended on August 3 and on the morning of August 4, Thatcher, (Thoreau&#39;s uncle who lived in Bangor), Hoar and Thoreau rode to Pushaw Lake and stayed in and around Bangor until the 7th. The left for Portland in the evening and then by boat left for the return to Boston to which they arrived on the morning of Saturday, August 8 and from there, went on to Concord, arriving later on the same morning.<br> First edition copies of this book have become increasingly elusive.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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&#39;s brown cloth, rebacked with original spine laid down. Hannavy: "At the height of his career in thr 1850s, Marcus Aurelius Root was one of America&#39;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.

      [Bookseller: Walkabout Books, ABAA]
 34.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Description de quelques espèces de Cobitioïdes et de Cyprinoïdes de Ceylan.

      Haarlem, Loosjes, 1864. 4to. pp. 22, (1), with 4 chromolithographed plates. (together with:) IDEM. Description des espèces de Silures de Suriname conservées aux Musées de Leide et d'Amsterdam. Haarlem, Loosje, 1864. 4to. pp. 104, with 16 (13 coloured) lithographed plates. Contemporary publisher's blue boards. Both works were published in 'Natuurkundige Verhandelingen van de Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen te Haarlem, 2 verzameling, vol. 20). Pieter Bleeker was one of the most important ichthyologists of his time and is best remembered for his superb publication 'Atlas Ichthyologique des Indes Orientales'.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
 35.   Check availability:     NVvA     Link/Print  


        HAND BOOK Of The UNITED STATES NAVY: Being a Compilation of All the Principal Events in the History of Every Vessel of The United States Navy. From April, 1861, to May, 1864.

      D. Van Nostrand, 192 Broadway., New York: 1864 - "Osbon a journalist, volunteer clerk and signal officer to Farragut." This volume "a dictionary of material about the Navy to 1864; contains interesting descriptions of technical books in use during the Civil War." [Nevins]. Very a Naval Officer of some repute, who was designated a Midshipman 23 February 1863, being promoted to the rank of Ensign in March 1868. He would go on to achieve the rank of Rear Admiral, with one of his final postings in the early 20th C as Commandant, Naval Station Honolulu. While this work is quite common in an institutional setting, it is scarce in the trade, e.g., ABPC & Americana Exchange recording no such instances. Spine a bit sun darkened. Period pos & label of Samuel W. Very ("Midn U. S. N. / San Francisco / Aug. 9 1867"). Foxing throughout, primarily confined to margins. A solid VG copy. Original publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & gilt graphic of a ship to front board. 12mo. 7-5/8" x 5". 1st edition (Nevins I, 230; Sabin 57742; Seagrave, p. 524). Not in Broadfoot. iv, [5] - 277, [13] pp. 11 pages of publisher adverts follow text. Last leaf blank. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
 36.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Le Roi chez la Reine ou Histoire Secrete du Mariage du Louis XIII et d&#39;Anne d&#39;Autriche

      Paris: A. Aubry. 1864. One of three copies on vellum, from a total issue of 23+ copies: 20 on papier raisin verge, 3 on vellum, and an unspecified number on papier velin. Page size: 8-7/8 x 5-6/8 inches. Title in red and black, initial capitals printed in red. Bound by CAPE: red levant morocco gilt retrospective binding, covers with large elaborate panels with outward curves enclosing four large ornate dentelle sprays stemming from a similar central dentelle cross within an eight-sided double fillet frame, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in two, a repeated dentelle panel in the rest; board edges with double gilt fillet, turn-ins gilt, uncut, fleece-lined cloth box, stamped signed on lower front turn- in: CAPE. Slight wear to upper portions of joints, otherwise a very good copy on pristine vellum in an elegant retrospective binding. <br>See an <A HREF= http://www.bookrouter.com/im/juvelisbks/1001.jpg >Image.</A><br>

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
 37.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        LONDON LABOUR AND THE LONDON POOR: The Condition And Earning Of Those That Will Work, Cannot Work, And Will Not Work (Three Volumes)

      Charles Griffin and Company, London 1864 - First printing, this edition. Vol. I: frontis port., illustrated title page (The London Costermonger), map of London, pp. 3-543, ills. (The Coster Girl through The London Sweep, all present), Vol. II (no title page, as usual), frontis (The Cut Evening), pp. 3-573, ills., (View of a Dust Yard through Street Performers on stilts, all present), Vol. III: frontis (London harbour), pp. 3-452, index, ills. (Steet Porter with Knot through Costermongers in Holiday Attire). All volumes uniform in three-quarters calf over marbled boards, spine with five raised bands and gilt decorations and titles, marbled endpapers and page-edges. All original and intact. No owner's marks, no tears, hinges intact, virtually no foxing. Light wear to boards but nothing serious. A superb original copy with no repairs done. Photos available. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Inno Dubelaar Books]
 38.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        WINE, THE VINE, AND THE CELLAR.

      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.]
 39.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        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]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        MILITARY MAP OF SOUTH-EASTERN VIRGINIA.

      Washington: Henry Lindenkohl & Charles G. Krebs, 1864. - Map, 19 x 30 1/2 inches. Printed in blue and black, matted. Minor foxing and soiling. Very good. An important military map showing the area around Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia, all the way to the Chesapeake Bay, and including the Northern Neck and the country as far south as Norfolk. Railroads, roads, and waterways are all noted in detail. Richmond has been ringed with concentric circles, printed in blue, spaced five miles apart to show the distance from the city. This map was compiled by the U.S. Coast Survey and is dated June 1864. 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. 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. A detailed map of southeastern Virginia, printed toward the end of the war. By the time this was executed, Grant had pushed southward in the bitter fighting of the summer of 1864, and the noose had tightened around Richmond and Petersburg. LC MAPS OF THE CIVIL WAR 490.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 43.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Experimentelle Untersuchungen zur Physiologie und Pathologie der Embolie, Transfusion und Blutmenge.

      - Virch. Arch. path. Anat., 27./29. - Berlin, Verlag von Georg Reimer, 1864, 8°, (2), 286 pp., orig. Broschur; unaufgeschnittenes frisches Exemplar. Erste Ausgabe in Buchform dieses Grundlagenwerkes. - Peter Ludwig Panum (1820-1885) aus Rönne in Bornholm, ein Schüler Claude Bernards, Professor in Kiel und Kopenhagen, ist der Begründer der modernen dänischen Physiologie. Der vorliegende, klassische Text enthält grundlegende Erkenntnisse zur Lehre von den embolischen Prozessen und zur Transfusionskunde. Daneben finden sich noch sehr frühe, experimentelle Studien zur Koronardurchblutung. -- Panum erkannte, daß beim defibrinierten Blut kein Unterschied mehr zwischen arterieller und venöser Herkunft bestand. Er bemerkte, daß die transfundierten Blutkörperchen im Empfängerorganismus weiter ihre respiratorische Funktion ausüben und das Fibrin innerhalb von 48 Stunden wieder regeneriert wird. Daneben konnte er nachweisen, daß defibriniertes Blut wiederbelebend wirkte und auch in größeren Mengen gut vertragen wurde. Mit diesen Erkenntnissen gehört Panum zu den Pionieren der Transfusionskunde. -- Von ebenso großer Bedeutung sind seine Forschungsergebnisse zur Entstehung der Embolie, die er durch Injektionen von Öl, Fett, Wachs, etc. in die Aorta und Koronararterien von Hunden gewonnen hatte. Alle vorliegenden Arbeiten stammen noch aus der Kieler Tätigkeit des berühmten Physiologen. - FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Among the earliest studies of the coronary circulation to employ methods of physiological measurement, Panum's experiments confirmed Erichsen's conclusion that any disease, such as hardening of the coronary arteries, that interferes with the flow of the blood through them may result in sudden death. He embolized the coronary arteries and aorta of dogs by means injection of powder, wax, oil and India ink, finding gradual cessation of cardiac action. -- He replaced practically the entire blood of a dog and found no change in behavior of the animal. He pointed out the dangers implied in direct transfusion of non-defibrinated blood and in transfusion from one species to another. He found the transfusion of defibrinated blood within the same species to be relatively safe. -- Panum, who had trained under Virchow and Claude Bernard, was the founder of modern Danish physiology. He opened the first Danish physiology laboratory in Copenhagen in 1864. - See Leibowitz, Hist. of Cor. Heart disease, 130-31; Fishman & Richards, Circulation of Blood, 230-32; Maluf, Hist. of Blood Transf., 78; Schorr, Gesch. d. Bluttransfus., 35 + 45-46; Hirsch IV, 492-94; Meisen, Danish Scientists, 134-37; Carstensen, P.L. Panum (Neumünster 1967); Garrison & Morton 3008; Waller 7095; Willius & Dry, p. 157; Norman 1633. Not in Bedford-Library. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Medicusbooks]
 44.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]
 45.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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" (aeiou.iicm.tugraz.at), 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]
 46.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]]
 47.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]
 48.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.