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        Panorama of the Seat of War. Birds Eye View of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia

      Charles Magnus, New York 1864 - Third state of this fascinating quasi-aerial view of the northernmost part of the east coast of the Confederacy, and the southernmost areas of the Union, including Washington: this third issue, printed after the smoke that was added to Manassas for the second issue had been removed again, has "many towns and battlefields . added, especially around Richmond, Petersburg, and Fredericksburg" (Rumsey). It was published by Charles Magnus of New York. 'At the outset of the Civil War, John Bachmann, of New York City, one of the finest American artists and lithographers specializing in bird's-eye views, began producing a series of panoramas of likely theaters of War' (Stephenson & McKee Virginia in Maps p.239). This view, taken from the apparent vantage point some miles up in the outer atmosphere, was designed to serve as an individual stand-alone image (as here), but also to join with two other views by Bachmann which together form one continuous panorama of the east coast of the Confederacy. In all, Bachmann published six views covering the whole 'Seat of the War'. The present image covers an area which includes the locations of a number of well-known Civil War actions: Harper's Ferry, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania, Manassas, Petersburg and Appomattox River, Richmond and environs. John Bachmann was one of America's leading viewmakers, having been responsible for some of the finest New York City views. This innovative cross between view and map appears to have been his own invention, and it gives an intriguing and different perspective on the conflict. The first state of this view was published by Bachmann in 1861, the second state was published with smoke billowing up from Manassas in reference to the Battle of Bull Run; the present third edition was published by Charles Magnus in 1864, the battlefield smoke having been removed. Cf. Stephenson Civil War Maps (1989) 2 & 3 (1st and 2nd states); cf. Stephenson & McKee Virginia in Maps p.239 (2nd state); Rumsey 2817 ; cf. Reps p.160 ('No finer artist of city views worked in America than John Bachmann"). Chromolithograph, by Bachmann. Small expert repairs to tears.

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        LE PARNASSE SATYRIQUE DU DIX-NEUVIEME SIECLE. RECUEIL DE VERS PIQUANTS ET GAILLARDS

      A L'ENSEIGNE DES SEPT PECHES CAPITAUX [Poulet-Malassis], ROME 1864 - Rare exemplaire sur vergé de Hollande (seul tirage de luxe avec quelques Chine) Tome 1 : 1 frontispice de Felicien rops, 239p + 2 pages d'errata, 4 facsimilés sur chine dont la planche de musique (p136) Tome 2 : 2 frontispices pleine page noir te bistre de Félicien Rops, 250 pages + 1 d'errata, 4 facsimilés su chine. 2 volumes bien complets sous réserve pour un facsimilé. en effet, il est parfois donné 8 facsimilés dont la planche de musique ou 8 + la planche de musique. Planche de musique qui est souvent manquante, car arrachée du volume pour être jouée. Demi reliure chagrin rouge en très très bon état. Petits fers dorés sur les dos (diable ailé emportant une nymphe). Tranches sup. dorées. Edition originale de ces recueils de poésies libres compilés par Poulet-Malassis pendant son séjour en Belgique. On y trouve la fine fleur de la littérature romantique, avec des textes de Béranger, Emile Deschamps, Auguste Barbier, Gustave Nadaud, Méry, Barthélémy, Gozlan, Victor Hugo, Alfred de Musset, Charles Baudelaire, Charles Monselet, Auguste Vacquerie, Théodore de Banville, Stéphane Mallarmé, etc. On joint à ces 2 volmes, la suite dans une reliure non uniforme : Le nouveau Parnasse satyrique du dix-neuvième siècle suivi d'un appendice au parnasse satyrique - ELEUTHEROPOLIS - AUX DEVANTURES DES LIBRAIRES - Ailleurs - 1866 Edition originale. Un frontispice de Féliciens rops, le même ajouté en tome 2 de la première série.273 pages. Pour l'ensemble des volumes : Minimes rousseurs et quelques annotations au crayon. Cet ensemble, bien relié et en très bon état est assez rare et reste, de loin, comme le monument érotique de Poulet-Malasis. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Physiologie du goût

      Paris, Furne et Cie 1864 - Grand in-8°, demi-chagrin rouge, dos lisse orné de fers et de filets dorés, double filet d'encadrement, tête dorée, 459 pp Nouvelle édition illustrée par BERTALL qui avait déjà illustré l'édition publiée par Gabriel de Gonet en 1848 Vicaire 119 Nombreuses illustrations in texte EN PREMIER TIRAGE; 1 frontispice et 6 gravures hors texte serpentées, reprises de l'édition de 1848. Pâles rousseurs sur les tranches, sinon TRES BEL EXEMPLAIRE

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        Explorations in South-West Africa being an Account of a Journey in the Years 1861 and 1862 from Walvisch Bay, on the Western Coast, to Lake Ngami and the Victoria Falls

      Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green 1864 - original maroon quarter leather boards. 5 raised bands on the spine with gold gilt. the date (1864) is on the base of the spine. the boards are rubbed and there are age related marks. there is a scar where a book plate has been removed under the front board. marbled end pages.no inscriptions. the book is complete with maps, colour frontispiece and all plates as called for. all pages are present. pages are numbered to 457 and then the numbering reverts back to 390 and continues to 535. this is how the book was issued. there are small age related marks but the overall condition of this rare book is very good indeed (for it's age). the binding is excellent. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Complete Works: Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic (3 vols); Philip the Second, King of Spain (3 vols); The Emperor Charles the Fifth (by William Robertson -- 3 vols); The Conquest of Mexico (3 vols); Miscellanies

      J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia 1864 - 13 vols. Leather spine with leather corners. Five raised bands. Gilt lettering and gilt elements to spine. Decorative paper boards with matching endpapers and edges. Occasional light shelfwear to boards. Ocassional light scuffing to leather. Very minimal loss of gilt to two or three spines. Some corners lightly blunted, lightly bumped, in some cases rubbed to boards. Some tiny chips to crown of spine of vol 2 of Ferdinand and Isabella. Text clean and bright. Overall, a beautiful set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KNIHA STAREHO ZEMSKEHO, MESTSKEHO A JINEHO PRAVA (BOOK OF MUNICIPAL LAW, MUNICIPAL LAW AND OTHER RIGHTS) Fine Facsimile Edition

      Tempus Libri. New;. Hardcover. <p>Manuscript marked in the Prague City Archives signature 1864 and otherwise also known as Book of municipal law, municipal law and other rights are in fact very extensive manual medieval law used in the Czech Republic on the eve of the Hussite Wars.  Thematically, this book can be classified as literature Law - on its 268 numbered sheets represents the most comprehensive collection of legal texts in Old Czech-Hussite period.  It contains a wide variety of different orders, regulations and legal statements not only native Czech, but also abroad. </p><p>The introductory part of the book is devoted to the Earth - Rights of the earth&#39;s Andrew Dubé, Rosenberg Book, both versions of a number of rights of the earth.  The following rights Manx, Czech translation of the Swabian mirror.  The largest part of the text is devoted to issues of municipal law.  Contains Jihlavská rights, Brno rights, including the findings of the local city council, Brikcí of Licska, Czech version of the Swabian mirror.  In addition, inventories, taxes, fees and fines levied by the king and his officials. Likewise, there are attached copies of important documents and royal decrees - such as Jewish privileges, Vineyard series etc. </p><p>The manuscript was probably between the years 1413-1419 at the request of the city council of the Old Town of Prague and its ownership apparently remained for centuries to the present day.  Due to frequent notes on the margin of the text it is clear that the book was often used in the following period and became an essential tool in resolving disputes. </p><p>The circumstances of the manuscript are not known, but you can imagine.  In the Middle Ages in Czech towns raised two legal systems - so-called Magdeburg and Nuremberg laws and the city in the Czech Republic may at any time revoke the right to Nuremberg or Magdeburg.  King Wenceslas IV.  the disabled and the highest instance of Magdeburg law established Litomerice and the Nuremberg Old Town.  In response to this change was apparently even this manuscript as a guide when used by secular laws. </p><p>At that time it is very unique.  No similar books from the turn of the 14th and 15 century preserved in Bohemia and Moravia and contain a patchwork of different legal texts. Conversely compilation of similar content in the Czech cities appear until after the Hussite wars, mostly in the second half of the 15th century.  This manuscript Prague ahead of its time by at least twenty to thirty years!  Our company Tempus Libri publishes a facsimile of the illuminated manuscript in an edition of 199 copies for the world. </p> .

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        Histoire pittoresque de l'architecture en Russie suivie d'un aperçu sur le climat, les moeurs et le développement de la civilisation dans ce pays.

      St. Petersburg / Moskau / Paris, Dufour / Gautier / Mellier, 1864. - (6), 127, (1) SS. Mit 55 lithogr. Tafeln (dav. 36 mit Tonplatte; 2 altkol.) und einer altkol. lith. Karte von Westrussland (num. 1-53). Marmorierter Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Lesebändchen. Gr.-8vo. Einzige Ausgabe dieser ansprechend illustrierten russischen Architekturgeschichte. Unter den hübschen lithographischen Illustrationen Umrisszeichnungen der Kirchenfassaden von St. Sophia und St. Michael in Kiew, des Klosters Kiewopetschersk, von Hl. Johannes und der Himmelfahrtskathedrale in Moskau, von den Zarengemächern im Kreml usw. Die Darstellung der Basiliuskathedrale in Moskau hübsch in rot, grün und gelb ankoloriert; weitere Darstellungen mit sämischfarbener Tonplatte (die Lichter weiß ausgespart) zeigen weitere Kirchen, Türme der Festung Nowgorod, weißrussische Bauernhäuser (mit Außen- und Innenansichten), verschiedene steinerne Moskaubrücken etc. - Der russische Kanalbauingenieur Valer&#146;jan Aleksandrovich Kiprijanov (Kiprianoff, 1818-89) machte sich auch als Fachautor für Paläontologie verdient. - Einband stellenweise minimal berieben; innen sauber und nur gelegentlich unbedeutend stockfleckig. Alter Bibliotheksstempel am hinteren Innendeckel. OCLC 62622270. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Complete Angler [and] The Lives of Dr. John Donne; Sir Henry Wotton; Mr. Richard Hooker; Mr. George Herbert; and Dr. Robert Sanderson

      London: Bell and Daldy. Fine. 1864. Morocco. An Fine two-volume set of Bell and Daldy Edition, printed at the Chiswick Press. Engraved frontispiece in each volume; the frontispiece in Angler is &#39;Landing the Trout&#39; by Willmore after Absalon; text of Angler contains thirteen woodcuts of fish. Later red morocco with five raised bands on spine; all edges gilt. Complete Angler as per Coigney 83. [vii], viii, [ix], x-xiii, [xiv-xv], xvi, [1]-304 pages; [vii], viii, [ix], x-xii, [xiii-xiv], [1]-403, [404] pages; Izaak Walton&#39;s famous Discourse of Fish and Fishing for the perusal of Anglers was originally published in 1653. The Complete Angleris a reissue of the Bell-Daldy and Low edition of 1863 on slightly larger paper, one of the "Elzevir" series. The Lives of Dr. John Donne; Sir Henry Wotton; Mr. Richard Hooker; Mr. George Herbert; and Dr. Robert Sanderson was issued as a companion volume to the Bell-Daldy and Low 1863 edition of the Angler; Vol. 1/2/2014 .

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        Early English Alliterative Poems, in the West-Midland Dialect of the Fourteenth Century

      Published for the Early English Text Society by Trubner & Co, London 1864 - Original publisher's blue printed wrappers (a bit toned), collating: 4, xxxix, [1], 216, complete. Spine repaired, some chips missing but no new paper added, and original title and publisher text intact. Otherwise an attractive survivor of this fragile and important book. First complete publication of "Pearl," "Cleanness," and "Patience" by the same anonymous author as "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." The presence of the works in M.S. Cott. Nero A.x was first acknowledged by Richard Price, editor of the second edition of Warton's "History of English Poetry," but only a few lines were translated and published. These three alliterative poems, and particularly "Pearl," possess a purity, tragedy and lyrical beauty equal to any other surviving pieces from the period (all alliteration aside). "[T]he unknown author is the one genius of the age whose poetry of itself has power to interest us, and who stands between Cynewulf and Chaucer as a worthy follower of the one and forerunner of the other." (Long, "English Literature"). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        o. T. [Gebirgsbach]. Oel auf Leinwand.

      1864 1864 - 76 x 103 cm, Tadellos, gerahmt Unten rechts monogrammiert T S 64. Traugott Schieß (1834 St. Gallen - 1869 München). Landschaftsmaler. Gebirgsveduten und Ideallandschaften. Tätig in München und in der SchweizTraugott Schiess wurde als Sohn des Pfarrers Johann Heinrich Schiess in St. Gallen geboren. Er verbrachte seine Kindheit und Jugend zum grössten Teil in Grabs in einem vom väterlichen Pietismus geprägten Umfeld. Nach Abschluss des Schulbesuchs liess er sich in St. Gallen zum Lithografen ausbilden. 1851 folgte er seinem Bruder Heinrich, dem späteren Professor für Augenheilkunde, nach Basel und wurde Schüler des Landschaftsmalers und Aquarellisten Friedrich Horner. 1854 übersiedelte Schiess nach München, wo ihn Johann Gottfried Steffan als Schüler in sein Atelier aufnahm. Daneben besuchte er Abendkurse an der Akademie und übte sich bei Friedrich Voltz in der Tiermalerei.Ab 1855 unternahmen Schiess und Steffan mit Freunden Studienreisen in die bayrischen Alpen und in die Schweiz. 1857 und in den folgenden Jahren verbrachten die beiden den Sommer gemeinsam mit andern Malern auf der Richisau im Klöntal. Dort lernte Schiess Rudolf Koller kennen, der zu seinem Vorbild wurde und bei dem er in der Folge zweimal für kurze Zeit seine Studien in der Tiermalerei fortsetzte. 1858?59 teilte er in München die Wohnung mit Jost Schiffmann, danach mit Theodor Schütz. In diese Zeit fallen Begegnungen mit Franz von Lenbach und Arnold Böcklin, der in Steffans Atelier arbeitete. 1862 heiratete er Emilie Steffan, die älteste Tochter seines Lehrers. Schon immer kränklich, verschlechterte sich sein Gesundheitszustand 1868 merklich. Ein Jahr später starb er an einer Lungenentzündung, von der er sich in Davos vergeblich Heilung erhofft hatte.Obwohl die Schaffenszeit von Traugott Schiess nur gerade gut 15 Jahre umfasst, lässt sich sein Werk in verschiedene Phasen einteilen. Das Frühwerk besteht aus kleinmeisterlichen Aquarellen biedermeierlicher Prägung, grossenteils Kopien nach deutschen Romantikern, die den Einfluss von Horner verraten. In München wandte sich Schiess der Ölmalerei zu, wobei seine ersten Werke Kopien nach Steffan und Voltz sind. Innerhalb von drei Jahren übernahm Schiess die Technik und die Naturauffassung von Steffan vollständig, so dass es schwierig ist, unsignierte Werke der späten fünfziger Jahre dem einen oder andern zuzuschreiben. In diese Zeit fallen vor allem kleinere Gebirgsansichten, die von einer sicheren Pinselführung und einem feinen Farbsinn zeugen. Obwohl er sich bei Koller in den folgenden Jahren intensiv dem Studium der Tiere widmete, dienten ihm diese jedoch selten als eigentliches Sujet, sondern vielmehr als Staffage für seine Landschaften. Kollers Einfluss macht sich auch in der Abwendung von Steffans disziplinierter Pinselführung und in der Hinwendung zu einem freieren Duktus bemerkbar. Hauptmotive der Zeit um 1860 sind Bergbäche, Wasserfälle, kleine Ausschnitte aus Gebirgslandschaften und Detailstudien, die sich durch eine grosse Naturtreue in der Farbwahl auszeichnen.Etwa ab 1863 begann Schiess ein Schwergewicht auf Ideallandschaften mit dramatischer Wolkenstimmung zu legen. Farblich und technisch orientierte er sich an den Malern von Barbizon. Unklar ist, ob die Schwere dieser Stimmungsbilder auf Böcklins Einfluss zurückgeht. Neben bekannten Malern wie Eduard Schleich dem Älteren kann Schiess sowohl zu den ersten Rezipienten des Paysage intime in München und der Deutschschweiz als auch zu den Vorläufern des typischen Münchner Naturlyrismus der Jahrhundertwende gerechnet werden. Die zahlreichen in Deutschland und der Schweiz, nach England und Amerika verkauften Bilder zeugen von seiner Beliebtheit, und die Präsenz seiner Werke an der Berliner Jahrhundertausstellung von 1906 zeigt, dass man ihm damals einen gewissen Stellenwert innerhalb der deutschen Kunstgeschichte zubilligte.Werke: Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; Schweinfurt (D), Sammlung Georg Schäfer; Kunsthaus Zürich. (SIK - Markus

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        Runde Strasse in Peking

      Verlag von Georg Stilke, Berlin 1864 - A charming atmospheric street scene in Peking, from Hildebrandt's illustrated survey of his world travels "Reise um die Erde (Journey Around the Earth)." Born in Gdansk, Hildebrandt was a pupil of the marine painter Wilhelm Kreuse (1803-64) and also studied watercolour painting in the Paris studio of Eugène Isabey for six months. After returning to Berlin in 1843, he met Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1855), who introduced him to Frederik William IV. The latter commissioned him to paint Rio de Janeiro in 1844. On his return, he explored the rest of South America and visited Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Hildebrandt was evidently keen on travel, as he also made numerous journeys to many of the Mediterranean countries, Asia Minor, India, China, Japan and across the Pacific. During his voyages, he drew a number of open-air studies in watercolour, a large selection of which were published in 1871-74 by R. Wagner as a collection of chromolithographs entitled "Reise um die Erde." The illustrations were lithographed by R. Steinbock and accompanied by descriptive text by R. Weisse. The present image depicting a bustling thoroughfare in the cosmopolitan city of Peking is most likely from a sketch Hildebrandt executed during his tour of 1862 to 1864. Cf. Thieme/Becker, Allgemeines Lexicon der bilden Künstler , vol 17/18, p. 74-5. Colour-printed lithograph by R. Steinbock, after Hildebrandt, cut to the image edge and mounted on card as issued. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and minor foxing in the margins.

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        Autograph letter signed ("CVogt").

      Paris, 11. IV. 1864. - 8vo. ¾ p. on bifolium. To a clicherie, stating that London and Paris are bemoaning the slowness with which the clichés are made. - On headed paper Hôtel d'Espagne & De Hongrie; fol. 2 (blank) with small tear at upper margin and small traces of mounting on reverse.

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        L architecture privée au XIX ME siècle sous Napoléon III. Nouvelles maisons de Paris et des environs. (2 volúmenes -en 3 tomos: Hotels Privés, Maisons a Loyer y Villas Suburbaines-)

      Morel et CIE, Libraires-Editeurs 1864 - L architecture privée au XIX ME siècle sous Napoléon III. Nouvelles maisons de Paris et des environs. (2 volúmenes -en 3 tomos: Hotels Privés, Maisons a Loyer y Villas Suburbaines-) (LIBRO EN FRANCES). Paris, Morel et CIE, Libraires-Éditeurs, 1864. Características: Pasta dura, lomo en piel y tapas en cartoné de estampado. Siglo XIX. El estado general es muy bueno, si bien existe un desgaste en la superficie de los tres libros y los lomos están fatigados pero son de una gran belleza, las láminas se encuentran casi intactas. Los lomos están estampados con letras, filetes y grecas dorados; los tejuelos están enmarcados y las costillas resaltadas. Llevan bellas guardas impresas en papel cuché. César Daly fue director y fundador de L Académie des Beaux-Arts de Stockholm, de L Institut Royal des Arquitectes Britanniques, de la Société des Beaux-Arts d Athènes, de L Académie Impériale de Sainr-Pétersbourg, de la Commission des Savants du Muséum Germanique, de la Société pour la Propagation de L Architecture D Amsterdam, de la Soriété de Géographie de Paris, etc. Recibió además una condecoración por sus publicaciones y exposiciones en París en 1855 y en 1862 en Londres. La obra está dedicada al barón Haussmann (Sénateur, préfet de la Seine Grand-Croix de L Ordre Impérial de la Légion D Honneur). Todas las láminas fueron impresas en la Imp. ie N. Rémond de la rue de la Rieille-Estrapade, 15, París. Para la elaboración de las láminas participaron un gran número de grabadores como Adolphe Mamgemt (que se ocupada de las portadillas), J. Perel, E. Pérot, Bordet, Obermayer&Bayrer, Chappuis, J. de Garron, Martel, Sulpis, J. Huguenet, Sauvageot, Boudrot, Lebel, Bonafour, Tomernier, Ribautl, etc., pero esto no contraria de ningún modo el estilo uniforme que se mantiene en cada lámina detallada de modo exquisito, usando los contrastes de las luces y las sombras, de una calidad de línea refinada y en papel de buen grosor. Todas las láminas están enmarcadas por márgenes de líneas curveadas pero elegantes; a la cabeza de la página se inscribe el título de la obra, el número, el número de volumen y el número de lámina; así como un bello dibujo que encuadra el nombre del autor. En la parte inferior de cada lámina se señala el nombre de la construcción que aparece en ésta y el nombre del grabador. Como pie de página lleva los datos de la impresión. Todo esto hace juego para resaltar los bellos detalles arquitectónicos de cada plano. Tomo 1º- Hotels Privés: Ligeras raspaduras en la piel del lomo en el área de los costados. Desgaste de los extremos de las tapas: el cartoné se ha dañado sobre todo en el extremo derecho de la portada, en la parte del canto lateral. En la contraportada el daño es menor, se reduce a la orilla de la tapa y a las esquinas. Hay manchas esporádicas por el paso del tiempo pero nada significativo. En la otra página de la portada interior lleva el monograma del impresor, después, viene la tabla de contenido. Este tomo contiene los planos de Hoteles Privados de 1ª (25 planos), 2ª (24 planos) y 3ª clase (2 planos). Después de la tabla viene la dedicatoria al barón de Haussmann firmada por el autor y más abajo la contestación del barón a Daly. Posteriormente, se presenta el texto que explica de qué van los tres tomos. Hay notas al pie para el texto así como ilustraciones de apoyo y tablas comparativas de costos. Las páginas llevan amplios márgenes, cornisa, folios en los extremos superiores y filetes. El texto está dispuesto en dos columnas con corondel. Luego del texto viene una explicación sobre la clasificación de las planchas y sus acotaciones y la distribución de la obra en los tomos que se refiere a los tres ejemplares. Finalmente, están las 51 láminas. Total pp.: 32 pp. más las láminas: 83 pp. Medidas: (45x33 cm). Peso: 2850g Tomo 2º- Maisons a Loyers: Ligera fatiga del extremo superior del lomo y ligeras raspaduras. El lomo está ligeramente despegado en el costado que da a la portada. LIBRO A LA MITAD DE SU PRECIO NORMAL [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Scraps of Nature.

      London: Art-Union of London 1864. With 34 etchings. Oblong-4to. Publisher's cloth, extremities slightly rubbed. Titlepage foxed and some minor foxing on plates.. Robert Brandard (1805-62), etcher and line engraver of small bookplates including landscapes and topographical views after his contemporaries. He was a pupil of E. Goodall. (Mackenzie. British Prints). The etchings in this collection depicts English rural life

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        Treasury Secretary Salmon Chase Insists on Proper Funding for Soldiers

      1864 - Autograph [draft] Letter Signed "S.P. Chase" as Secretary of the Treasury, to Sen. William P. Fessenden, no date [ca. January 1864], 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in., 6 pp. Important letter to the chair of the Senate Finance Committee on how to pay for new conscripts and volunteers following Lincoln's call for an additional 300,000 troops. Chase's final version went to Fessenden on 11 January 1864. Fessenden's "infernal tax bill" was introduced in May. After more than 300 amendments, it passed in June only one vote shy of unanimity. Partial Transcript"Twenty one millions of dollars will probably be wanted for bounties to Veterans. The same likely to be required for recruits to fill up old regiments in the states; but if the number be assumed as equal to the number of veterans expected to reenlist, the amount required for the bounties will be 15.750.000. If one hundred thousand men are then obtained and the remainder of the three hundred thousand men called for be filled up by Volunteers for new organizations, the further sum of twelve millions will be needed. I must not omit, however, to observe that every addition to the appropriations demanded by existing estimates enhances the difficulty of obtaining the vast sums required to satisfy them. The first duty of the Republic to its soldiers & sailors is prompt payments & sure supplies. Payment cannot be brought or supplies be sure if appropriations exceed the probability of certain provision. If vigor & decision & earnestness in the work of suppressing the rebellion shall be attended by marked progress toward its consummation then large sums and the additional sums now required for bounties can, I think, be obtained at reasonable rates. But the whole of this additional sum.should be raised by taxation. No uncertainty can be safely allowed to attend to the question of prompt payment."Historical BackgroundCongress contemplated a plan for awarding re-enlisting veterans an extra $102 in addition to the $300 enlistment bounty. Senator Fessenden asked Chase for his thoughts for its likely impact on the Treasury. Chase responds here with a detailed summary of anticipated costs, and adds a spirited plea to raise taxes to pay for it. Chase does not think the measure poses any dangers from a fiscal point of view.Salmon Portland Chase (1808-1873) rose to prominence as an Ohio-based lawyer defending the rights of fugitive slaves. He then helped found the Liberty Party, the Free Soil Party (for which he coined the slogan, "Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men", and the Republican Party. He served as U.S. Senator, Governor of Ohio, and Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury. Lincoln accepted his third offer of resignation, in 1864. Chase had presidential ambitions, but because of his anti-slavery leadership he was appointed by Lincoln as the sixth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He presided over the impeachment trial of Andrew Johnson in 1868, and appointed the first African-American attorney to argue cases before the Court.William Pitt Fessenden (1806-1869), graduated from Bowdoin College, severed as a Representative and a Senator from Maine, and as Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury, 1864-1865.As chairman of the Senate Finance Committee during the Civil War, Fessenden was one of the architects of many of the nation's wartime revenue policies. When the Revenue Act of 1861 failed to generate necessary funds, Fessenden revised a House revenue bill in early 1862. After consultation with members, lobbyists, and the Lincoln administration, Fessenden introduced "this infernal tax bill" in May, igniting two weeks of intense debate among senators. The Senate finally approved the bill with more than 300 amendments on June 6, 1862, with only dissenting vote-an indication of Fessenden's adroit political skill.It was his intimate knowledge of the nation's wartime financial needs that led President Abraham Lincoln to nominate Fessenden as Secretary of the Treasury, a posi. (See website for full description)

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        The Chess Congress of 1862. A Collection of the Games Played, and a Selection of the Problems Sent in for Competition, to which is prefixed An Account of the Proceedings and a Memoir of the British Chess Association

      Henry G. Bohn, London 1864 - xcvi, 531, publisher's red cloth gilt with blind stamped decoration to spine and covers, 3 pages of Bohn's adverts serving as paste downs and end papers. Back board detached, gathers uneven, shaken. Several ownership inscriptions, some crossed-out, including one on the dedicatory frontispiece "Presented to the Croydon Workmen's Chess Club by Geo. W. Medley (Presdt.) 15 June 1866" the author of the Account. In 1860, he lost a match to Ignatz Von Kolisch. Against Medley, Ignatz Von Kolisch sometimes took two hours for three moves. After this match, there was a push to have a time limit in chess, which led to the introduction of sand glasses and clocks in chess.In the British Chess Magazine May and June 1888 Augustus Mongredien wrote "G.W.M. (1835¿70).¿One of our strongest English players, many fine specimens of whose play are recorded in our Chess annals. I have before alluded to him as having been for many years honorary secretary to the London Chess Club, and also to the British Chess Association. We played many games together, with about even results." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1864 + 1865 MANUSCRIPT DIARIES HANDWRITTEN BY MASSACHUSETTS BAPTIST MINISTER AND NOTED DOCTOR OF QUACK REMEDIES AND PATENT COMPOUNDS

      MELROSE MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA 1864 - On offer are two original manuscript diaries dated 1864 and 1865 by 'Doctor' James W. Poland of Melrose, Massachusetts. James W. Poland was a long time Baptist minister in Goffstown, New Hampshire, when in an attempt to treat himself for some ailment, he came up with the formula for a medicine he called Dr. Poland's White Pine Compound. The medicine was a huge success and Dr. Poland found himself in a new career as a proprietary medicine maker. Eventually he also produced Dr. Poland's Cedar Plaster, White Mountain Bitters, Diarrhea Elixer, Hair Preserver, Poland's Magic Powders, etc. At the time these diaries were written, Dr. Poland had moved to Melrose, Mass. and was active making some of these medicines, especially the Magic Powders. He was selling on his own and also working for Dr. George W. Swett of the New England Botanic Depot in Boston. In 1864 he transferred the rights to some of his medicines to Swett. Dr. Poland's diary entries are short, with a note of the weather, his or his family's health problems, travel (mainly to Boston), gardening activities, purchases, sales of the medicines, and church activities (once in a while he preached in Melrose at the Baptist church). Usually there were no notes of outside events, with the notable exceptions of Lincoln's election in 1864, Lincoln's inauguration on March 4, 1865, Lee's surrender on April 10th, and Lincoln's assassination on April 14th. Dr. Poland writes: "Pres. Lincoln shot by Booth, an assassin - Lord Save Us!" He notes his own birthday (57 years old) in 1865 and the death of his mother on Nov. 5th of the same year. Included are a number of ephemera items related to Dr. Poland's profession as a maker and seller of proprietary (patent or "quack") medicines including: two receipts for pew rental at the First Baptist Society of Melrose; two newspaper clippings of testimonials for the use of Dr. Poland's White Pine Compound; a business license from the U.S. Internal Revenue dated June 1, 1863 (a tax to help pay for the war); and a page of handwritten advertising copy for Dr. Poland's Specific; a cure for costiveness (constipation). Both diaries have written entries (in pencil) for every day of the year and are overall in G condition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Viaje Dramatico Alrededor Del Mundo ( 2 Tomos )

      Sociedad Editorial La Maravilla 1864 - aventuras de los mas afamados viajeros, Colon, Basco de Gama, Vespucio, ect, ect.y naufragios celebres en los cinco continentes.pasta española y lomo piel con dorados Size: 27X17

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        Soundings From The Atlantic

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1864 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Memorial of The North London Working Classes&#39; Industrial Exhibition of 1864; This Volume Presented to J. Isaacs Exhibitor No. 599 as a Memento of the Exhibition

      Published by Petter and Galpin, Belle Sauvage Works, London 1864. London 1864. Hard back binding in publisher&#39;s original emerald green cloth covers, gilt title lettering and elaborate gilt scroll work to the spine, the upper and lower panels, all page edges gilt, original brown paper end papers, bevelled edges. 8vo. 9&#39;&#39; x 7&#39;&#39;. Contains [ii] 128 printed pages of text with monochrome engravings throughout. Shows The Inaugural Ceremony details, daily attendance figures from October 17th - November 5th 1864, detailed catalogue of exhibits featuring: Skilled Workmanship, Amateur Products, Inventions, Mechanical Models, Artistic Objects, Ladies Work and Others. A little professional repair to the spine ends, re-stitched, without any ownership markings and in Very Good clean and tight condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Wilde Theire Aller Zonen. Ihre Gewohnheiten und Lebensweise, ihr Nutzen und Schaden in 60 nach der Natur gezeichneten und gemalten Tafeln zum Anschauungs-Unterricht fur Schulen und zur Belehrung und Unterhaltung fur die Jugend

      Esslingen: Verlag Von J. F. Schreiber, 1864. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Esslingen: Verlag Von J. F. Schreiber, 1864. Hard Cover. Verlag Von J. F. Schreiber. Quarto, 60 full color plates + supplemental text. Now offered for your consideration is this vibrantly illustrated German language book devoted to Mammals: Wilde Theire Aller Zonen. Featuring 60 full color, full page, chromolithograph plates, this quarto offers a tantalizing look into the 19th century perspective regarding animals in their natural habitats. Uncommon, with only one institutional holding, and Rare as these books are usually broken (this one contains ALL 60 plates). Condition notes: This quarto, measuring 13 inches by 8 ¼ inches, is bound in pictorial card boards. Some writing in color pencil to title (along with affixed note from former owner), several other pages with color pencil writing. Wear to original boards. Spine reinforced with black tape. Plates very good. (art).

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        Results of the Meteorological Observations taken in. Victoria.

      John Ferres, Melbourne 1864 - Quarto, coloured frontispiece, plates and charts; a fine copy in contemporary calf, rebacked. Celestial phenomena in the Victorian colony. An extensive monograph: whilst primarily an overview of the meteorological conditions of the colony of Victoria, the work contains a chapter on meteors, their incidence 'from 1859 to the end of April 1861' along with an extensive statistical analysis of this phenomena. There is also a chapter on the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights, illustrated by a striking, coloured lithographic frontispiece. This is the Hobill Cole copy. Born in Bavaria in 1849, Neumayer was an important figure in colonial science who was convinced that Australia provided important opportunities for scientific research, who made a study of terrestrial magnetism, conducted a survey of Victoria and worked for many years at the Flagstaff Observatory. He was also the one time colleague of the artist Eugene von Guérard.

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        Plantae lignosae imperii Austriaci. 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.

      Wien, Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1864.. Folio. 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. 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.

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        sefer Ohel Yitzhak

      vilna vilnius 1864 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Entdeckung'der Nilquellen. Reisetagebuch

      . Brockhaus, Lpz., 1864. XII/348/349 S., original Leinen (gering stockfleckig).

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        Ett ar i Sverige. Taflor af Svenska Almogens klädedrägt, lefnadssätt och hemseder, samt de för landets historia märkvärdigaste orter; tecknade af J.G. Sandberg, beskrifne af A. Grafström.

      . Stockh.: Frans Svanström 1864. Med 48 farvelitografier. 103 s. + plancher. Nyt smukt priv. hlvldr. rigt dek. med guld pa ryggen. Bindet sign. Rigmor Birkedal Kragh. With 48 colourlithographs. Nice modern halfleather richly gilt on spine. (Rigmor Birkedal Kragh). * Early reprint of this "supreme colour-plate book on Swedish peasant costume". <br>Lindberg 60..

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        Historically Important Framed Autographed Letter Signed to General Grant

      H.Q. Army of the Potomac, 1864. unbound. 1 page, 5" x 8". Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, 11:30 A.M. October 11, 1864, to Lieutenant General, Ulysses S. Grant, concerning events at Petersburg, in full: "Nothing un-usual has occurred on my lines during the past 24 hours, beyond picket firing and occasional interchange of artillery shots on the Jerusalem plank road. Deserters yesterday stated it was reported in their camps that Maj. Gen. Whiting with 10,000 men from North Carolina was at Stoney Creek. I have directed General Gregg to send a reconnoitering party in that direction to endeavor to ascertain something positive about this. CMO G. Meade Maj Gen." Usual folds, otherwise very good condition. Handsomely framed together with a contemporary engraved bust-portrait of Meade in uniform, brown matte and black wood frame. Union Major General who rose from command of a Brigade to head the Army of The Potomac. Despite his success during the Overland Campaign, the Siege of Petersburg, and Appomatox Courthouse, he was overshadowed by the direct supervision of the General in Chief, U.S. Grant. This letter is an update that is neither in the Official Records nor the papers of U.S. Grant. It expresses Meade&#39;s concerns about General Whiting being at Stoney Creek with 10,000 North Carolina troops but it is most likely that General Whiting was in the peaceful military district of Wilmington, North Carolina. Also, it appears that because of some confusion, several high ranking Union Generals, upon hearing of the death of Confederate General John Gregg, on October 7, 1864, at Petersburg, actually thought it was Union General David M. Gregg, also at Petersburg, who Meade had given the responsibility of verifying the whereabouts of General Whiting. Perhaps Meade thought twice and discarded the update.

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        Framed Display! Rare 1864 Lincoln & Johnson Ferrotype and California Union Ticket

      Two rare 1864 Lincoln-Johnson campaign items individually double matted with engraved bust images of Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Attractively matted together in a 20? x 25? frame (minor chipping) with a ?window? on verso to display the Johnson side of the ferrotype.Comprises:(1) Rare 1864 Campaign Ferrotype. Nearly full original luster on the 1864-dated brass shell frame. 1? diameter. Engraved ?For President / 1864? on one side, ?For Vice President / 1864? on the other side. Lincoln portrait titled ?A. Lincoln,? Johnson portrait titled ?A. Johnson.? Original suspension loop at top. The tintype surfaces are in great condition. 1864 Lincoln ferros are significantly fewer in variety and number than those from the 1860 election.(2) Rare 1864 California Union Ticket, 3.25? x 8.5?. Light signature in pencil in lower blank margin ?E.L. Day.? Diagonal crease in lower right corner. In apparent fine condition. Headed ?Union Ticket? above a military vignette of George Washingt

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        Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry, Relative to the Fall of New Orleans, Published By an Order of Congress

      Richmond, Virginia: R. M. Smith, 1864. Pamphlet. Very Good. Pamphlet. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Once bound in a volume. Complete. Clean and supple pages. Some toning. Slight slant with some remnants of binding leather along the spine. Considerable detail with full transcript of the Confederate inquiry into the loss of New Orleans to Union Forces led by Admiral Farragut and General Butler. Includes Lovell&#39;s 1862 "Report of the Bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the Fall of New Orleans." Identified by Parrish & Willingham as Confederate Imprint #2335. Quite scarce.

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        LIFE AND CONFESSIONS OF JAMES GILBERT JENKINS: THE MURDERER OF EIGHTEEN MEN. CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE MURDER OF EIGHT WHITE MEN AND TEN INDIANS; TOGETHER WITH THE PARTICULARS OF HIGHWAY ROBBERIES, THE STEALING OF SEVERAL HORSES, AND NUMEROUS OTHER CRIMES, COMMITTED IN MISSOURI, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, VIRGINIA, ARKANSAS, TENNESSEE, TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, NEBRASKA, AND CALIFORNIA: AS NARRATED BY HIMSELF TO COL. C.H. ALLEN, SHERIFF OF NAPA COUNTY, WHILE IN JAIL UNDER SENTENCE OF DEATH FOR THE MURDER OF PATRICK O&#39;BRIEN

      Napa City: Published by C.H. ALLEN and R.E. Wood, 1864., 1864. First edition. 8vo. Pictorial wrappers, [2], 56 pp., frontis. [portrait], advertisements on verso of back wrapper, has two similar illustrations after p.48. Six Guns 2440 says, "An exceedingly rare little book on one of the early outlaws of California." Cowan p.312 says, "The dispensation of justice in that day was not impeded by iniquitous technicality, nor disturbed by false sentiment. This abandoned wretch was arrested Jan. 19, 1864, and hanged on March 18 of the same year." Jenkins killed O&#39;Brien after O&#39;Brien&#39;s wife talked him into it with an offer that he could have his way with her or her young daughter and run the ranch and marry who he wanted, and he believed it. Small water stain to first page that gradually becomes smaller as the text progresses, minor edge wear to bottom edge of first 38 pages, else a very good tight copy, housed in a full-leather four-point folding case, with gold stamping to front cover and spine. SIX GUNS 2440. GRAFF 4736. HOWES W635. COWAN p.312. McDADE 514.

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        A Chronicle of England B. C. 55 - A.D. 1485

      London: Longman, Green et al, 1864 - "Evan's colour printing at its very best is seen again in 'A Chronicle of England', written and published by James Doyle, elder brother of Richard, and published by Longman in 1864. It is a quarto of four hundred and seventy pages, entirely printed by Evans: the numerous small illustrations are set in the text and printed in up to ten colours, as bright as if they had just been painted. As well as being a gifted draughtsman, Doyle was a heraldic expert -and made full use of his knowledge. And no one throughout the nineteenth century could mix such bright and clear inks as Evans. These small illustrations rival anything that even Baxter ever did" (Ruari McLean, Victorian Book Design & Colour Printing, pp. 182-4, with reproduction). According to Martin Hardie, the above volume was the last volume printed by Evans on a hand-press, and "Mr. Evans told me that he considered this to be the most carefully executed book he had ever printed" (English Coloured Books, p 270) First edition. Thick 4to. With 81 color-printed woodcuts illustrating the text, all executed by Edmund Evans after original drawings by James Doyle. [2], viii, 462 pp. Contemporary full red straight-grained morocco gilt, a.e.g, some rubbing to extremities; internally fine. Ray, England 241 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Festgebete der Israeliten ...., 9 vols. bound as 10

      Berlin, 1864. Fifth Edition. Full crimson gilt stamped glazed paste paper bds.. An very good set with some moderate wear to the heads of spines and backstrip of Yom Kippur volume. 8vo.,A complete set of Sachs&#39; scholarly and informed translations of the liturgy for the major festival days of the Jews. The text is Hebrew accompanied by German translation. The set is bound in a lovely blind and gilt stamped embossed crimson glazed paper over paste paper boards. It has survived in beautiful condition. It was first published in 1855. The NUC does not have any sets prior to 1860 (DLC;NN) and then this 1864 edition (DLC;CU;CtY;MB). Sachs&#39;, rabbi at Berlin, is best known for his scholarly editions of medieval hebrew mss.. See Jewish Ency. under Sachs; NUC cites four holdings and none before 1860.

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        A Walk across Africa

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1864. Or, Domestic Scenes from my Nile Journey. Octavo (211 x 135 mm). Original dark olive green pebble-grained remainder cloth, rebacked with original spine laid down, titles to spine gilt, triple frames to boards in blind, Muganda warrior centrepiece blind-stamped to front board, dark green endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece, one large partially coloured folding map by Alexander K. Johnston in end-pocket. Faded blue ink stamp of the English Club in Zanzibar to margin of p. 111. Corners and edges of boards slightly worn with three short splits along top edges, faint creases to front board cloth, a few instances of minor worm damage to lower half of boards, endpapers lightly stained and creased, signs of removal of bookplate to front free endpaper, slight offsetting from mildly foxed frontispiece, margins of text block a touch tanned, folding map with splits to folds and archival repairs to verso. A very good copy. First edition of Grant&#39;s (1827&#150;92) account of the 1860 Royal Geographical Society expedition led by John Hanning Speke (1827-64). The expedition sought to verify Lake Victoria as the main source of the Nile. Grant, who had befriended Speke in India in 1847, served as second-in-command throughout the expedition and his account provided "details as to the ordinary life and pursuits, the habits and feelings of the natives, and the products of the country" (preface, p. vii). It was also substantially more tolerant of cultural differences than Speke&#39;s own account which had been published the previous year: "Whereas Speke frequently ridiculed African leaders and African society, Grant ... made a concerted attempt to appreciate them and their lands" (Speake, Literature of Travel and Exploration II, p.502). Reviewing A Walk across Africa in December 1864, Francis Galton, the British anthropologist, wrote: "This volume is a supplementary record of great value and of considerable intrinsic merit&#133; It checks and defines what we have heard before, and largely extends our information. Lastly, the volume has been written with far more literary care than any other account of the journey, and it contains many phrases of peculiar raciness and originality" (Galton, The Reader, p.792).

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        Bancroft's Map of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona

      H. H. Bancroft, San Francisco 1864 - First edition, first issue of a rare early pocket map of California. An "important large scale map . The map shows the Emigrants Road to California, Overland Mail Route, and proposed routes for the Southern Pacific Railroad in California and for the Central Pacific" (Streeter). The map shows California and Nevada, plus western Utah and Arizona on the impressive scale of twenty-four miles to the inch. Bancroft shows these western areas with the most accurate detail possible; completed railroads, proposed railroads, and wagon roads are carefully laid down. "All of California and Nevada are shown, along with the western parts of Utah and Arizona . This is the scarcest of the editions of this map. A second issue was published in the same year, with a different border (interlocking leaves as opposed to interlocking Coltonesque metal strips in this copy)" (Rumsey). Rumsey 4819; Wheat Transmississippi 1219; Streeter sale 3915; Wheat 1093. Folding pocket map, printed on two sheets joined, full original hand colouring. Within an ornamental border. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth boards, upper cover lettered in gilt, publisher's ad on the front pastedown. (Minor separations at folds expertly repaired, very minor losses at intersecting folds). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Copy of the Official Map of the Property of the Eureka Homestead Association, Adopted November 16th, 1864

      San Francisco: Towne and Bacon, [1864]. Map Map. Near Fine. Roughly 19.5 by 16.5 inches. Printed in black with block labels in maroon ink. An original map (the &#39;Copy&#39; in the title indicates this is a printed reproduction of a hand-drawn map) of a portion of the Castro district of San Francisco, bounded by Douglas, 17th, Noe and 20th Streets. An unusual map in that it is entirely printed using lead type, with rules of various thicknesses utilized for the block outlines. Listed in OCLC, but with no locations (but probably owned by Bancroft). A very unusual letterpress map. Near fine, especially considering the thinness of the paper. Edges lightly toned; minor wrinkling in a few places.

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        A rare broadside printed at sea: Farragut\'s General Order No. 10?preparing his fleet for the passage through the torpedo-laden passage into Mobile Bay<br>

      Document Signed, \"D. G. F.,\" 1 page, 7.5\" x 9.5\", \"U.S. Flag Ship Hartford, off Mobile Bay\", July 12, 1864. A broadside for General Order No. 10, issued in preparation for the attack of August 5, 1864, with a three word emendation in Farragut\'s hand: \"Carry low steam\". Horizontal creases, light soiling, else near fine condition. Weeks before the action against the last major Confederate port on the Gulf Coast, Farragut prepares his fleet for the daring maneuver in which his fleet of sixteen ships would ride the flood tide into the narrow, mine-laden channel past the guns of Fort Morgan. The order reads, in full: \"Strip your vessels and prepare for the conflict. Send down all your superfluous spars and rigging. Trice up or remove the whiskers. Put up the splinter nets on the starboard side, and barricade the wheel and steersmen with sails and hammocks. Lay chains or sand-bangs on the deck over the machinery, to resist a plunging fire. Hang the

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        Signed War-date Document

      Atlanta, 1864. unbound. 2 pages (front and back), 9.75 x 12.25 inches, Atlanta, Georgia, July 5, 1864. This partially printed document, signed with rank by Wright, discusses the defense of Atlanta as Sherman&#39;s army approached and includes a provision to impress slaves "if the Negroes cannot be hired." Small hole near the top of the page; several folds and stains. Very good(-) condition. Confederate Brigadier General from Tennessee, who distinguished himself at Chickamauga; later appointed agent of the War Department to compile the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion.

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        Die Post- und Reiserouten des Orients

      Leipzig: in Commission bei F.A. Brockhaus,, 1864. Mit 16 Karten nach einheimischen Quellen. Erstes Heft [all published]. Octavo (213 × 135 mm). Later nineteenth-century green quarter cloth, marbled boards, title gilt to the spine, grey marl endpapers. 16 folding maps. A little rubbed, some light browning, but overall very good. First and only edition, published as volume III, part 3 of the Abhandlungen der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft. Study of itineraries and post-routes through India, Persia, the Middle East and Arabia, entirely based on regional sources, by the great Austrian-born Orientalist. Compiled when he was professor of Oriental Languages at Bern, a period when he published "his most valuable works, mainly on ancient geography and early Islamic history" (ODNB). Referred to by Kremer in his work on south Arabian lore as "excellent and highly useful &#133; opening entirely new ways of instruction" (our translation). Includes a large folding map of routes in Arabia.

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        Memoire Sur Les Moeurs, Coustumes et Relligion Des Saurages De L&#39;Amerique Septentrionale

      Leipzig & Paris: Librairie A. Franck, 1864. Nicolas Perrot was a fur trader in the Great Lakes region during the 1660&#39;s. He lived with several Indian tribes in this area, learned their languages, and became a central interpreter between the tribes and the French. The original manuscript, dated around 1700, did not appear in book form for nearly 150 years, and this appears to be the first edition of that book. Half-leatherette binding in red with gilt lettering. Red boards, probably rebound. Occasional foxing, but overall very good. Hartley Burr Alexander&#39;s bookplatge on the front pastedown (Alexander was an American writer), Also previous owner&#39;s signature on the reverse side of the publishing page. An early work with information on the American Indian.. 1st. Hard Cover.

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        The Judges of England; With Sketches of their Lives, and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts at Westminster from the Time of the Conquest. Nine Volumes [complete]

      Still the standard treatise on the English judiciary's history, in Holdsworth's words "a great work . . . throughout based on the best authorities" with over 1,500 biographies covering the course of eight centuries, from the Norman Conquest to 1864. Original brown embossed cloth, gilt, the spines lightly sunned, the occasional blemish here and there, a very little foxing; a very good clean set. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans [and] John Murray, London, 1848-64.

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        What led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1864. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles to spine gilt, blind panels to the boards, green surface paper endpapers. Frontispiece, folding map of the Somali coast and double-page map of Eastern Africa. Bookseller&#39;s ticket to front pastedown, binder&#39;s ticket to rear pastedown, ownership stamps of T. W. Crawhall-Wilson to half-title and verso of front free endpaper. Spine ends and board edges lightly bumped, corners slightly worn, boards soiled with some minor cockling to cloth, text block gently cracked between half-title and frontispiece but still firm, small chip to folding map stub, light dampstains to publisher&#39;s catalogue. A very good copy. First edition. Undoubtedly the less common of Speke&#39;s two books on his exploration of the African lake regions, containing his accounts of the momentous discovery of Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika. Although it was published the year following his Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile, this work documents the first expedition arranged by the Royal Geographical Society, during which his corrosive rift with Burton first developed. Armorial bookplate of the noted geographer and hydrographer Alexander George Findlay the younger to the front pastedown, and with some pencil notations to the margins. Findlay was "active in mapping the discoveries being made in Africa and the quest for the source of the Nile. He was a friend of David Livingstone and made the official maps of the routes taken by Burton and Speke in their journeys in 1858&#150;9" (ODNB). With the publisher&#39;s 32-page catalogue at the end.

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        Scraps of Nature.

      . London: Art-Union of London 1864. With 34 etchings. Oblong-4to. Publisher's cloth, extremities slightly rubbed. Titlepage foxed and some minor foxing on plates. * Robert Brandard (1805-62), etcher and line engraver of small bookplates including landscapes and topographical views after his contemporaries. He was a pupil of E. Goodall. (Mackenzie. British Prints). The etchings in this collection depicts English rural life..

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        Avec un frontispiz sacrilege dessine et grave par S.P.Q.R. (Rops). Partout et Nulle Part. 1864. 4to. 77 S. Mit einer Orig.-Radierung von Felicien Rops "Petits Poemes Libertins". Roter Orig.-Maroquinbd. mit reicher Rücken- u. Deckelvergoldung, großen Eckfleurons, antikisierenden Grotesken auf Rücken u. Deckel, Rückentitel, Steh- u. Innenkantenvergoldung, Kopfgoldschnitt. (Signiert Morell Binder London).

      . . Eines von 110 numerierten Exemplaren auf papier verge. Seltenes Erotikum mit den Erzählungen "Examen subi par Mademoiselle Flora - Le theatre de la Nature - La Messalinienne - Le Morpion Pelerin". Dieses Exemplar enthält eine zusätzliche Orig.-Radierung auf Chinapapier (Examen de Flora) von Felicien Rops zur gleichnamigen Erzählung "Examen bestanden durch Mademoilselle Flora". Um ihr Diplom als Hure zu erhalten und zugelassen zu werden zum Bordell der Mme. Lebrun. Gedruckt 1864 ohne Verlag und Ort - Partout et Nulle Part - Überall und nirgends. Prachtvolles Exemplar in einem signierten Meistereinband.

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        Der Kurort Schwalbach. Eine historisch-topographische Skizze. ANGEBUNDEN: Derselbe; Nachträge zu der Schrift: Der Kurort Schwalbach. Bad Schwalbach im Sommer 1864. Erster Nachtrag zu der Schrift: Der Kurort Bad Schwalbach. UND ANGEBUNDEN: Derselbe; Bad Schwalbach im Sommer 1866. Zweiter Nachtrag zu der Schrift: Der Kurort Schwalbach. UND ANGEBUNDEN: Derselbe; Dritter Nachtrag zu der Schrift: Der Kurort Schwalbach.

      Wiesbaden/ Schwalbach, Jurany und Hensel/D. Wagner 1864 [Nachträge: 1864, 1866, 1868];. EA; ca 22x14 cm; X (2), 236; (4) 18; 15 (1); 55 (1) Seiten mit 14 teils gefaltete lith. bzw. Stahlstichtafeln (11 im 1. Buch, 3 in den Nachträgen); Leinwandeinband d. Zt. mit Rückentitel (Einband geringfügig bestoßen, vorderer fliegender Vorsatz [leer] fehlt, Titelblatt etwas braunfleckig, sonst nur vereinzelt geringfügig braunfleckig, 4 Tafeln mit etwas Abklatsch der gegenüberliegenden Schrift; insgesamt guter Zustand); EA;. In dieser Vollständigkeit sehr selten!

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        Ferns: British and Exotics.

      London. Groombridge and Sons. 1864-. 8 vols. 479 col. woodcuts. plates in excellent condition without any staines. Very nice half leather with gilt stamped spine and top edge gilt. Minimally rubbed and bumped.. Vol. VI: plate 27 twice, plate 25 is missing. - Die vorzüglichen Tafeln wurden vom Künstler A.F. Lyon gezeichnet und im sogenannten Holztafeldruck von Benjamin Fawcett hergestellt, er benutzte eine Drucktechnik (Chromoxylographie) die auf Grund ihres hohen Anspruchs an die Geschicklichkeit und Sorgfalt des Druckers nur von kurzer Dauer war. Siehe dazu: Nissen, Die botanische Buchillustration. 1243.

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