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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]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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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's green cloth, title page printed in black and red, with a 22-page publisher'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'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'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'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'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'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]

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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]

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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]

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        SOLDIERS HOME, MEMPHIS, TENN" : Hunt-Phelan House

      R. P. Studley & Co., St. Louis, MO, 1864 - "SOLDIERS HOME, MEMPHIS, TENN" a/k/a Hunt-Phelan House. An extremely rare steel engraving from "THE WESTERN SANITARY COMMISSION; A SKETCH, ST. LOUIS, 1864. Published by R. P. Studley & Co. for The Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair. This was the home of Confederate Colonel William Richardson Hunt, a close friend and confident of President Jefferson Davis and many other Confederate Military and political leaders who often stayed there. Generals Sherman and Grant both stayed there and later it was used as a hospital and Soldiers' home. Grant planned the Battle of Vicksburg from this house, which still exists in Memphis, Tennessee. Several years ago sadly its original contents were auctioned off by descendants of Colonel Hunt. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Histoire de l'Expédition de Cochinchine en 1861

      Paris: Librairie L. Hachette, 1864. Octavo, one folding map in colour, two other maps; some foxing, contemporary half calf, rubbed. The definitive account of the French conquest of southern Vietnam.

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        Reisen und Jagden in Nord- Ost- Afrika 1864-1865. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Berlin, A. Duncker 1867. 8°. 2 Bll., 284 S.; IV, 275 S., mit Holzst.-Titelporträt d. Verfassers, farblithogr. Frontispiz 3 farblithogr. Tafeln, einigen Holzst.-Illustr. im Text u. 1 (mehrf. gef.) Karte des Ost-Sudan, Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      . . Henze III, 79 - Ibrahim-Hilmy I, 350 - Embacher 178.- Erste Ausgabe, selten.- Expeditionsbericht einer Reise von Suakin nach Kassala und über den Atbara nach Gedaref. "Das noch unbekannte Gebiet zwischen Kassala und den Setit durchmaß er nach zwei, drei Richtungen. Südwärts gelangte er bis Gallabat" (Henze).- Tls. etw. braunfleckig, 1 Bl. mit kl. ergänztem Randausriss, Ebd. etw. fleckig u. berieben, insges. gutes Exemplar.

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        Nouveau dictionnaire de médecine et de chirurgie pratiques illustré de figures intercalées dans le texte.

      J.B. Baillière |& fils 1864 - - J.B. Baillière & fils, Paris 1864-1886, 40 volumes reliés. - Edition originale publiée sous la direction de Sigismond Jaccoud. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs, traces de frottements et sur certains dos et quelques coiffes supérieures abîmées, coins émoussés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Contributions de ANGER, BARRALLIER, BERT, DELORME, DESORMEAUX, DUVAL, FOURNIER, FOVILLEN GOSSELIN, GUERIN, HALLOPEAU, HERUTAUX, JACCOUD, LEDENTU, MARDUEL, NELATON, OLLIVIER, PROUST, RICORD, ROCHARD, SEE, SIMON, TARDIEU, VOISIN. Ouvrage illustré de figures dans le texte. Quelques rousseurs. Rare ensemble complet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      A. Morris (C.H. Wynne, printer) 1864, Richmond, (VA) - 12mo. 264 pp. Original marbled boards, recently rebacked in cloth, original printed paper label on upper cover; some browning to text, but a very good copy. First edition. Parrish 2327. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traveler's Guide to the Hudson River, Saratoga Springs, Lake George, Falls of Niagara and Thousand Islands; Montreal, Quebec, And The Saguenay River; Also to the Green and White Mountains, and Other Parts of New England; Forming the Fashionable Northern Tour Through the United States and Canada with Map and Embellishments

      New York:: American News Company,. (1864).. Very good overall. 16mo, 324 pages including 29 pages of advertisements mostly for steamboat and railroad companies. Large folding map of the middle, northern, & eastern US and Canada, cracked along one fold; 4 engraved plates with tissue guards and numerous wood engraved illustrations in the text. Original green cloth with gilt title on cover very bright, a bit watermarked. Original bookplate removed.

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      John Murray, London 1864 - 8vo, pp. xvii, 443. The subtitle continues: "Being the Account of a Journey from Teheran across the Turkoman Desert on the Eastern Shore of the Caspian to Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarcand performed in the year 1863." Vambery (1832-1913), an inveterate traveller and philologist, was born in Hungary. He travelled to Constantinople, where he taught French in the house of a minister and, in 1858, published a German-Turkish dictionary. In 1862 he began his trek through central Asia, often travelling in disguise (or, as an "Efendi" or "Dervish", as he describes himself in the Preface) in order to enter places forbidden to Westerners, or non-believers. He claimed no geological or astronomical accomplishments, stating that the purpose of his journey was philological; that is, the study of the languages of Central Asia under the conditions, and in the surroundings in which they were actually employed. After publishing this account, he became professor of oriental languages in Budapest, publishing works on Turkish and other Altaic languages, the ethnography of the Turks, the origins of the Magyars, and many other oriental subjects (see Cambridge Bio. Encyc.). This copy contains all plates, and the coloured folding map of Turkestan, which is creased, a few small (repaired) closed tears. Gilt vignette on front board and gilt lettering and design to spine. The original spine has recently been professionally re-backed and the hinges reinforced with japon paper. The boards show wear and soiling, but the contents are very tight and clean. A sturdy copy in good plus, to just less than very good, condition. Bound in original gilt decorated green cloth [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      1864 - IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS THE SANITARY COMMISSION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY. A Succinct Narrative of its Works and Purposes. NY, Published for the benefit of the United States Sanitary Commission, 1864. First edition. Octavo. vi, 318 pp. The Sanitary Commission coordinated the efforts of volunteers, mostly women, who raised money, ran hospital ships, kitchens and rest homes, and tended the wounded during the Civil War. It was created in 1861 and disbanded in 1866, its last task being helping soldiers to receive their back pay and pensions. The details of supplies, personnel, locations, battles, kinds of wounds, the "War against Scurvy," aid to different branches of the service, are all laid out. Dampstain to lower edge of first third of text; light library stamp inside cover and on reverse of title; final blank removed. On the whole very good in original printed wrappers, showing some folds, rubbing, and a superficial 3 inch split to front hinge. An important primary source for Civil War research. (Sabin 76678). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Town of Guadalupe/La Villa de Guadalupe/La Ville de Guadalupe/Mexico y sus Alrededores

      Mexico 1864 - Chromolithograh. Lithography by C. Castro. Sheet size: 12 1/4 x 17 1/2". Inventory#: p1764pmat.

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        Traité sur les vins du Médoc et les autres vins rouges et blancs du département de la Gironde.

      P. Chaumas 1864 - - P. Chaumas, Bordeaux 1864, 13,5x21,5cm, relié. - Cinquième édition en partie originale car revue et augmentée. Reliure en demi basane marine, dos lisse orné de triples filets dorés, légères traces de frottements sur les coiffes, petites épidermures sur les plats de cartonnage sapin, quelques légers accrocs sur les coupes, deux coins émoussés, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Ex-dono à la plume sur une garde. Ouvrage illustré de 33 vues de châteaux, de 3 cartes et de 6 tableaux synoptiques in-fine. Rares rousseurs, bel état intérieur. Agréable exemplaire de cet incontournable classique de l'oenologie. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Lehre von den blutigen Operationen am menschlichen Körper. In Abbildungen mit erläuterndem Texte. Zum Gebrauche für Studirende und ausübende Wundärzte, 1 – 7. Abtheilung. Mit insgesamt 176 ganzseitigen, teilweise kolorierten Steindrucktafeln von C. Schmiedel.

      Leipzig & Heidelberg, C. F. Wintersche Buchhandlung, 1859 - 1864. - Große Operationslehre des (ab 1841) in Leipzig lehrenden Chirurgen und Orthopäden Gustav Biedermann Günther (1801 – 1866), die dieser unter Mitarbeit renommierter Kollegen (unter anderem der Ophthalmologen Friedrich Philipp Ritterich und Ernst Adolf Coccius sowie des Wundarztes und Chirurgen Karl Wilhelm Streubel) von 1853 bis 1866 in sieben Abteilungen herausgab. Abt. 1: Die Elementar- und die allgemeinen Operationen. IV, 88 Textseiten (einschließlich Tafelbeschreibungen) sowie 5 teilweise kolorierten ganzseitigen Steindrucktafeln (Tafeln 1 – 5, vollständig enthalten). Abt. 2: Lehre von den blutigen Operationen an den untern (unteren) Extremitäten mit Einschluss des Hüftgelenkes am menschlichen Körper. VIII, 211 Textseiten (einschließlich Tafelbeschreibungen) sowie 47 teilweise kolorierten ganzseitigen Steindrucktafeln (Tafeln 6 – 52, die Tafeln 13, 15, 18 jeweils als Doppeltafeln a u. b; alle Tafeln mit zugehörigen Beschreibungsseiten). Tafel 45 fehlend, Tafel 44 beschädigt und buchbinderisch hinterlegt. Abt. 3: Lehre von den blutigen Operationen an den obern (oberen) Extremitäten am menschlichen Körper. VII, 140 Textseiten (einschließlich Tafelbeschreibungen) sowie 20 teilweise kolorierten ganzseitigen Steindrucktafeln (Tafeln 53 – 72, vollständig enthalten, alle Tafeln mit zugehörigen Beschreibungsseiten). Abt. 4/1: Lehre von den Operationen am Becken des menschlichen Körpers. VI, 500 Textseiten (S. 89 – 112; 257 – 288 hier fehlend) sowie 27 teilweise kolorierten ganzseitigen Steindrucktafeln (Tafeln 73 – 98; Tafeln 87, 95, 96a, 97 hier fehlend). Abt. 4/2: Lehre von den Operationen am Bauche des menschlichen Körpers. VI, 178 Textseiten (einschließlich Tafelbeschreibungen) sowie 11 teilweise kolorierten ganzseitigen Steindrucktafeln (Tafeln 99 – 108, vollständig enthalten, alle Tafeln mit zugehörigen Beschreibungsseiten). Abt. 4/3: Lehre von den Operationen am Thorax des menschlichen Körpers. VI, 128 Textseiten (einschließlich Tafelbeschreibungen) sowie 7 überwiegend kolorierten ganzseitigen Steindrucktafeln (Tafeln 109 – 115, vollständig enthalten). Abt. 5: Lehre von den Operationen am Halse des menschlichen Körpers. IV, 416 Textseiten (einschließlich Tafelbeschreibungen) sowie 29 teilweise kolorierten ganzseitigen Steindrucktafeln (Tafeln 116 – 144, vollständig enthalten, alle Tafeln mit zugehörigen Beschreibungsseiten). Abt. 6: Lehre von den blutigen Augenoperationen am menschlichen Körper Körpers. VIII, 68 Textseiten (einschließlich alphabetischem Sachregister) sowie 22 teilweise kolorierten ganzseitigen Steindrucktafeln (Tafeln 1 – 22, vollständig enthalten). Abt. 7: Lehre von den Operationen am Kopfe des menschlichen Körpers. 6 Hefte mit jeweils eigenständiger Seitenzählung: Heft I: Operationen an den Gefäßen. 26 S., Tafeln 145 – 146 (vollständig enthalten). Heft II: Operationen an den Nerven. 41 S., Tafeln 147 – 150 (vollständig enthalten). Heft III: Operationen an den Lippen und Wangen. 110 S., Tafeln 151 – 160 (vollständig enthalten). Heft IV: Operationen an den Zähnen und dem Zahnfleische. 25 S. Heft V: Operationen an und unter der Zunge. 48 S., Tafel 161. Heft VI: Operationen an der Uvula und den Tonsillen, am Palatum Pendulum, am harten und weichen Gaumen. 66 S., Tafeln 162 – 164 (vollständig enthalten). de 20000 Der neuen Handeinbände in tadellosem Zustand. Seiten überwiegend sauber, partiell geringfügig fleckig, allenfalls sehr wenige Seiten etwas mehr, wenige Seiten (vor allem im Randbereich) etwas gebräunt. Bei wenigen Seiten einige Eck- bzw. Randbereiche fachmännisch hinterlegt. In Abt. 2 acht Seiten mit kleinem Eckabriß (ohne Textverlust). In toto sehr gutes, bis auf wenige fehlende Seiten vollständiges Exemplar dieser überaus seltenen Operationslehre, in der sich der Wissensstand der Chirurgie und die Methoden chirurgischer Eingriffe um die Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts in sehr anschaulicher Weise widerspiegeln.Versandkosten: (Forwarding expenses): USA (Fedex, insured): EUR 420; EU (DHL): EUR 36; Europa auße

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        The New Texas Reader. Designed for the Use of Schools in Texas

      Houston: E.H. Cushing, 1864. 8vo., (7 x 4 2/8 inches). One engraved plate of the Star of Texas. Original patterned cloth backed printed paper boards (stained, front cover nearly detached); preserved in a modern brown morocco backed clamshell box. An important and rare Civil War era Texas reader, in the publisher's original binding. Cushing was the editor and publisher of the Houston Telegraph. During the Civil War, when relations were broken off with publishers of the North, and paper was in short supply, Cushing bought and hoarded scrap paper to keep his newspaper presses churning, and during that time also issued 6 juvenile readers for use in Texas schools at a financial loss, to fill the void made by the absence of McGuffey's Readers. One of Cushing's goals was to educate Texas students about Texas matters, and in that spirit the reader contains much Texas specific material, including geography, sociology, and many accounts of the war with Mexico, including the Fall of the Alamo and the battles at Galveston. In the foreword Cushing states, "The 'Texas Reader' is a home production. It is a Southern work, and is called for, not merely from feelings of state pride, but is also demanded by the wants of the country. . . Let us become independent in the means of education, as in everything else. The South has made heroes; let us also make books." Cushing's readers are rare in any condition, particularly given the precarious nature of its manufacture, and the intended audience of the book..

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      London: John Murray. Bound in original gilt decorated green cloth. 1864. 1st edition. hb. 8vo, pp. xvii, 443. . The subtitle continues: "Being the Account of a Journey from Teheran across the Turkoman Desert on the Eastern Shore of the Caspian to Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarcand performed in the year 1863." Vambery (1832-1913), an inveterate traveller and philologist, was born in Hungary. He travelled to Constantinople, where he taught French in the house of a minister and, in 1858, published a German-Turkish dictionary. In 1862 he began his trek through central Asia, often travelling in disguise (or, as an "Efendi" or "Dervish", as he describes himself in the Preface) in order to enter places forbidden to Westerners, or non-believers. He claimed no geological or astronomical accomplishments, stating that the purpose of his journey was philological; that is, the study of the languages of Central Asia under the conditions, and in the surroundings in which they were actually employed. After publishing this account, he became professor of oriental languages in Budapest, publishing works on Turkish and other Altaic languages, the ethnography of the Turks, the origins of the Magyars, and many other oriental subjects (see Cambridge Bio. Encyc.). This copy contains all plates, and the coloured folding map of Turkestan, which is creased, a few small (repaired) closed tears. Gilt vignette on front board and gilt lettering and design to spine. The original spine has recently been professionally re-backed and the hinges reinforced with japon paper. The boards show wear and soiling, but the contents are very tight and clean. A sturdy copy in good plus, to just less than very good, condition. .

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        Attorney General James Speed justifies the trial of the Lincoln assassination conspirators by military commission rather than in the civilian courts: "When lawless wretches become so impudent and powerful as not to be controlled and governed by the ordinary tribunals of a country, armies are called out, and the laws of war invoked."

      Opinion on the Constitutional Power of the Military to Try and Execute the Assassins of the President, Attorney General James Speed (1864 ?" 1866), Washington: Government Printing Office, 1865, 5.5? x 8.5?, 16 pages in titled paper wraps. Disbound, light uneven toning and marginal wear. An important argument justifying the use of military commission to render justice in times of national emergency, with ramifications to this day. Though a border state moderate from Kentucky, James Speed quickly became a staunch Union man with the outbreak of war. His loyalty was rewarded by Abraham Lincoln, who appointed him Attorney General in 1864. Following Lincoln's assassination in 1865, there was much debate on the appropriate venue in which to try the alleged assassins and plotters. Attorney General Speed argued that the accused conspirators should be tried by military commission, rather than through the civil courts, arguing that the law of war, as part of the law of na

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        Old England: A Pictorial Museum

      James Sangster and Co., London 1864 - Two Volumes (392, 404pp) Folios (27 x 36 cm, 4 cm thick). Original textured red-brown cloth with heavily ornate gilt seal motif and lettering, blind-stamped intricate designs, both covers and spines by JOHN LEIGHTON, beveled boards, marbled endpapers. 40 wood-engraved woodcuts engraved by Leighton Brothers, woodcuts througout text, some in whole page, vignettes, etc. An impressive compendium of the history of London expressed through the artist's eye. Hinges reinforced with blue tape, corners bumped and chipped, wear to covers, soiling, but a well-preserved and tight copy, very clean internally. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La cité antique, étude sur le culte, le droit, les institutions de la Grèce et de Rome.

      Durand |& Treuttel |& Wurtz |& Derivaux 1864 - - Durand & Treuttel & Wurtz & Derivaux, Paris & Strasbourg 1864, 14,5x23,5cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin olive, dos passé à quatre nerfs orné de doubles caissons à froid décorés de fleurons dorés en leurs centres, date en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures (comportant des décolorations marginales) et dos conservés. Exemplaire quasi exempt de roussseur. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shakespeare Old English Jest Books, 3 Volume Set

      Willis and Sotheran, London 1864 - Three volume set, "Reprints of the Early and Very Rare Jest-Books Supposed To Have Been Used By Shakespeare". Volume I Contains: I. A Hundred Mery Talys; II Mery Tales and Quicke Answers. Volume II comprises: Mery Tales of Skelton; Jests of Scogin; Sackfull of Newes; Tarlton's Jests; Merrie Conceited Jests of George Peele; Jacke of Dover. The third volume contains: Merie Tales of the Mad Men of Gotham; XII Mery Jests of the Wydow Edyth; Pasquils Jests With Mother Bunches Merriments; The Pleasant Conceits of Old Hobson; Certayne Concepts and Feasts; Taylors Wit and Mirth; Conceits, Clinches, Flashes, an Whimsies. All three are edited with introduction and notes by W. Carew Hazlitt, of the Inner Temple, Barrister-At-Law. Published in London in 1864 by Willis and Sotheran. This is truly a beautiful matched set, bound in 3/4 tan leather with mottled paper covered boards, mottled endpapers, and mottled page edges. There is a small book label (A. J. Cox) inside front cover of each, otherwise no marks or writing. Sextodecimo, 4 3/4" X 6 1/2", about 3 3/4" thick for the set. Pagination changes for each section, but there are about 1000 pages more or less. Five raised bands on each spine with gilt decoration and titles. Mottled paper covered boards are in excellent condition with virtually no wear. The leather has a few scuffs and a bit of edgewear with a few darkened spots, but nothing major or glaring. Miniscule cracks are visible along the spine but no splits. A bit of preservative or wax would do the leather good, but I will leave that to the purchaser's discretion. Interior hinges are a bit weak, but solid. Volume III may have had the front hinge repaired at some point in the past as the endpaper is seperated all along the hinge. Top edge mottling is darkened on all three but still visible. All in all a very attractive and solid set of a very desirable title. I have pictures available of each showing faults, feel free to contact me if desired. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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