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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]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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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 'Copy' 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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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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..

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Schmidt & Günther Einzelunte]
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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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      1864. Paperback. Very Good. 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).

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        Carta Esferica del Estrechio de Malaca segun los trabajos mas modernos ingleses y holandeses.

      1864 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Old sea chart of part of the Malacca Strait, between Malaysia and Sumatra, marking Malacca. The Klang River is marked, but Kuala Lumpur is yet of sufficient importance to be shown: founded in 1857 it was not until 1880 it even became state capital. The lighthouses are marked in colour.

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        Autograph letter signed to Archibald Smith

      Southampton, 1864. <p>James, Henry (1803-77). Autograph letter signed to Archibald Smith. 4pp. London, November 8, 1864. 184 x 117 mm. Fine. </p><p>From Sir Henry James, director-general of the Ordnance Survey (the British government mapping agency), to Scottish lawyer and mathematician Archibald Smith, best known for his work on magnetism and the Earth&#146;s magnetic field, particularly in relation to navigation. James&#146; letter discusses the survey of Jerusalem (then part of the Ottoman Empire) which was being performed by the Ordnance Survey for the purpose of improving the city&#146;s water supply and sanitary services (the results of this survey were published in 1865 under the title Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem). Smith was an advocate of the Royal Society&#146;s proposal that pendulum measurements of the Dead Sea elevation be taken during this survey; James replied as follows: </p><p>" . . . As regards the proposal of the Royal Society, which you have recommended them to support, to have pendulum observations taken in the Valley of the Dead Sea, I need not say how fully I recognize the interest and importance of having such observations taken, but we have not one with the present party, who without special instruction and training could take the observations, and if there was any one so qualified, we should have no funds out of which the cost of taking them could be paid. I think the present is a most favorable time for having the exact difference of level taken between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea . . . But if anything is to be done, no time must be lost, as it is necessary that the observers and instruments should be at Jerusalem before the survey is finished, and before the hot weather returns . . . </p><p>"If the Council of the Royal Society, with the concurrence of the Astronomer Royal, should memorialize the Lords of H. M. Treasury to avail themselves of this opportunity for getting these important observations made, I think it very probable their consent and the necessary funds would be granted." </p><p>Smith&#146;s advocacy of the Jerusalem pendulum project evidently paid off: The Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society each contributed £100 towards the cost of the pendulum work and the Ordnance Survey team was able to make accurate measurements of the difference between the levels of the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea (see Wilson). Wilson, Charles W., &#147;Excerpts from the Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem.&#148; N.p., 21 Oct. 1996. Web. Accessed 31 October 2013. </p>

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        The great rebellion; a history of the Civil War in the United States

      Hurlbut, Scranton & Company, Hartford 1864 - 8vo, mixed pagings; steel engraved portrait frontispiece of Abraham Lincoln, added engraved title page with the publisher "Hurlbut, Williams & Co."; 13 specimen plates; two broadside prospectuses, one in English, the other in German, bound in; subscription leaves in back with a couple of manuscript subscribers listed, including a "molder" and a "painter," both from Lambertville (New Jersey). Contemporary maroon embossed morocco, gilt spine, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers; spine samples for the gilt cloth and library sheep bindings mounted to pastedowns. Edges scuffed and rubbed, spine faded; preliminaries heavily foxed, else interior very good and sound. Provides sample pages of both the English and German-language editions.Zinman 695 describes a similar item, with the imprint Hurlbut, Williams & Company, 1863. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report of the Select Committee Relative to the Soldier's National Cemetery, Together with the Accompanying Documents, as Reported to the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, March 31, 1864. (Including the Gettysburg Address)

      The Gettysburg Address. Report of the Select Committee Relative to the Soldier's National Cemetery, Together with the Accompanying Documents, as Reported to the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, March 31, 1864. (Harrisburg: Singerely & Myers, 1864.) 108p., black cloth, gilt titled boards. Includes a folding map of the planned cemetery and a copy of Lincoln's dedication. Light foxing, spine frayed at top, else very good.

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        [LIFE IN CAMP]

      [Boston: Published by L. Prang & Co., 1864].. Twenty-four uncolored lithographs, each 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches, printed on three conjoined sheets. Bound accordion-style into original red cloth, stamped in blind on the front board, "MILITARY ALBUM 1861 TO 1865," with a wreath motif. Cloth a bit soiled and chipped along the backstrip. A bit of light soiling and a few light fox marks. Very good. In a red half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. Winslow Homer&#39;s second series of lithographs from his formative Civil War period, and a defining moment in his career as a printmaker. This series follows Homer&#39;s seminal CAMPAIGN SKETCHES (1863), and furthers the artist&#39;s talent for communicating the war experience on an intimate and personal level. This set is particularly interesting for being printed on three conjoined sheets (eight illustrations to a sheet), and bound accordion style into a cloth binding. Homer&#39;s illustrations for this series are most often encountered as individual cards, usually affixed to larger sheets. This accordion-style printing is quite unusual. The binding is stamped MILITARY ALBUM 1861 TO 1865, but it is presumed that the illustrations were printed in 1864. Homer&#39;s lithographs were produced in colored and uncolored versions; this set is uncolored. In 1854, Homer began his career as an apprentice for the famed Boston lithography firm of John H. Bufford, and in the course of several years there he learned the techniques of lithography which he later employed in making LIFE IN CAMP. Most of his published work from this period is illustrated sheet music. In 1859 he moved to New York, creating illustrations for publications such as BALLOU&#39;S MAGAZINE and HARPER&#39;S WEEKLY. It was as an illustrator for the latter publication that Homer made his first contact with the Civil War. In the fall of 1861, and again in the spring of 1862, Homer joined the encampment of McClellan&#39;s Army of the Potomac near Washington. He afterwards embarked with the troops from the port of Alexandria and spent five weeks with them on the Peninsular Campaign to reach Richmond. During this period he produced a number of sketches and watercolors which appeared in HARPER&#39;S WEEKLY, bringing him considerable recognition. Significantly, Homer had no control over the final images, which were rendered by Harper&#39;s woodblock cutters from his originals. Julian Grossman demonstrates the significant changes wrought by these artisans in his book on Homer and the Civil War. Like Homer&#39;s previous CAMPAIGN SKETCHES, LIFE IN CAMP was published by the energetic Boston lithographer, Louis Prang. Prang and Homer probably knew each other from the 1850s, when Prang was beginning in business while Homer was still apprenticing at Bufford&#39;s. Prang later became famous as the greatest chromolithographer in America and a masterful innovator in printing technology, but he was young and unknown in 1863, and full of ideas of what might be marketable. Homer, gaining fame but unhappy with the crude distortions of his work in HARPER&#39;S WEEKLY, probably jumped at the chance to create graphic images in which he could control the medium. Though only the first part of CAMPAIGN SKETCHES was produced (a planned second part never followed), Prang and Homer decided to issue the LIFE IN CAMP series as a holiday gift item for 1864. Like CAMPAIGN SKETCHES, LIFE IN CAMP focuses, as much of Homer&#39;s Civil War works do, on incidents in the daily life of soldiers, rather than battle scenes. Also like CAMPAIGN SKETCHES, the images were produced in lithography and chromolithography. It is possible that Homer, drawing on his apprenticeship as a lithographer, drew the images on stone directly himself, because a letter from him to Prang survives, from December 1863, in which he states that he has "received the stones" and "shall commence it very soon." The images were most commonly issued in two twelve-card sets. The images are as follow: 1) "The Rifle Pit." A Zouave soldier surrounded by gabions holds his rifle at the ready. 2) "Home on a Furlough." A young soldier enthusiastically enjoys a ballet. 3) "The Field Barber." A Zouave soldier administers a haircut while another looks on. 4) "The Girl He Left Behind Him." A young woman holding a letter. 5) "In the Trenches." A Black soldier hoisting a gabion over a trench wall. Wood & Dalton write this "back- breaking" task was assigned to black workers by both armies. The role of Blacks in the war was a favorite subject of Homer, treated in such other works as ARMY TEAMSTERS, "Our Jolly Cook" from CAMPAIGN SKETCHES, and more. 6) "Good Bye." A young girl kisses a soldier. 7) "Fording." Three unhappy soldiers crossing a river with their boots suspended from their bayonets. 8) "Extra Ration." A Zouave soldier roasting a pig. According to Neely & Holzer, this image may have been inspired by Currier & Ives&#39; LIFE IN THE CAMP. 9) "A Deserter." An equally unhappy Zouave soldier sits with his chin in his hands. 10) "Our Special." A self- caricature, Homer shows himself seated on what looks like a cannon barrel, sketching away. 11) "Drummer." A simple profile of a young drummer boy with his instrument hung from his shoulder. 12) "Teamster." A soldier, possibly black, shown from behind, drives a wagon mule. 13) "Water Call." A soldier dumped in the drink by his horse. 14) "Surgeons&#39; Call." A soldier sitting on a box having his tongue examined by a doctor. 15) "Tossing a Blanket." Five soldiers toss a sixth by snapping a blanket held between them. 16) "An Unwelcome Visit." Two soldiers sleeping in a tent awakened by the intrusion of a mule. The tips of the mule&#39;s ears are visible at the bottom of the card, giving an indication of how they were printed. 17) "Riding on a Rail." An unhappy soldier being carted about on a board suspended between the shoulders of two other soldiers - a form of punishment. 18) "Stuck in the Mud." A soldier floundering on his back in a mud puddle. 19) "The Guard House." Two soldiers being punished standing on barrels while shouldering heavy logs as mock rifles. 20) "Upset His Coffee." Two soldiers standing over a coffee pot accidentally spilt by a third. 21) "Building Castles." A soldier daydreaming and smoking a pipe. 22) "A Shell is Coming." Two soldiers hiding behind a tree. 23) "Late for Roll Call." A soldier dashing out of his tent. 24) "Hard Tack." A caricature of a diminutive soldier chomping on an enormous piece of hard tack. A fine, uncolored set of one of the rarest works by one of America&#39;s greatest artists. PETERS, AMERICA ON STONE, p.223-24. ANB 11, pp.113-14. Julian Grossman, ECHO OF A DISTANT DRUM, WINSLOW HOMER AND THE CIVIL WAR (New York, 1974). Lloyd Goodrich, THE GRAPHIC ART OF WINSLOW HOMER (New York, 1968), reproductions of the 24 images, pp.21-24. Peter H. Wood & Karen C.C. Dalton, WINSLOW HOMER&#39;S IMAGES OF BLACKS (Austin, 1988), p.130. Mark E. Neely & Harold Holzer, THE UNION IMAGE (Chapel Hill, 2000), pp.69- 73. OCLC 45392562.

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        Preussens Jubel - Tage. Einzug der siegreichen Truppen in Berlin im December 1864.

      . Lithographie n. u. v. C. Mende ( Druck A. Renaud ) b. Sala & Co. in Berlin, 1864, 48 x 62,5. Nicht bei Kiewitz. - Blick von der Höhe des Berliner Doms aus. Links das Stadtschloß, mittig die Häuser der Schloßfreiheit, rechts im Hintergrund die Kommandantur. Zwischen Schloß und dem Lustgarten paradieren die im deutsch-dänischen Krieg siegreichen preussischen Soldaten vor Kaiser Wilhelm I, der zu Pferde die Parade abnimmt. - Die Darstellung ist umgeben von einer breiten Bordüre mit preuß. Adler ( oben ), Eichenlaubornamentik und Szenen aus dem deutsch-dänischen Krieg.

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      1864. [the rare Bradburn edition] [In Four Volumes.] New York: John Bradburn (successor to M. Doolady), 1864/-64/-65/-65. Original blind-stamped dark brown cloth with spine lettering and vignettes in gilt. First American Edition of the first and third volumes (in fact, those two volumes preceded even their English counterparts).~OUR MUTUAL FRIEND was originally issued in England in 20/19 monthly parts, from May 1864 through November 1865; it was also issued there in two volumes (both dated 1865), the first in January 1865 and the second in October 1865. In America, OUR MUTUAL FRIEND did not appear in monthly parts, but rather was serialized in Harper&#39;s. The publisher Bradburn, by electing to publish OUR MUTUAL FRIEND in four separate "books" (each as soon as possible, from serial copy), was thereby the first publisher on either side of the Atlantic to issue at least a portion of the novel in book form. Vol. I, dated 1864, was issued in early October 1864, three months before the first English volume. Vol. II is also dated 1864, but frankly the date is suspect, as the serialization in England was not halfway done until February 1865. Vol. III, dated 1865, was most likely published around mid-year 1865, which again would constitute the first book appearance of that portion on either side of the Atlantic. Vol. IV was then issued in December 1865.~The only other early American edition was by Harper (two 1865 volumes in wrappers (February and November 1865, or one 1865 volume in cloth (November)); thus that edition constitutes the first complete American edition to be published. T. B. Peterson of Philadelphia then produced an early undated edition by arrangement with Harper. Nonetheless the Bradburn edition has the twin distinctions of being the first American edition to appear, and of being the first book appearance of half of the novel on either side of the Atlantic.~The Bradburn edition includes eighteen wood engraving plates, after some of the forty originals done by Marcus Stone for English serialization. Though the bindings for all four volumes are uniform, the endpapers of the first two are pale yellow while those of the last two are pale peach -- as on the only other complete set we know of. The title pages of all but the first volume mention "Book the Second," etc.~The condition of all four volumes is good-to-very good, the main detriment being wear at the extremities (spine ends and fore-corners). The original endpapers are intact (one lacks just a small corner), and the last three volumes bear the same owner&#39;s signature dated May 26, December 30 and December 30 of 1865. Since the four volumes were issued separately, one rarely finds all four volumes together -- and in particular in such uniform condition; in fact, we know of only two other complete sets in existence. Not in the Gimbel collection at Yale (but see A153, which appears to be a later issue (four volumes, all dated 1865, bound into two volumes in original cloth, with the same pagination and plates as this set); not in the Vanderpoel collection at UTexas; not in Wilkins.

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        The Holy Bible with the Commentaries of Scott and Henry, and Containing Also Many Thousand Critical and Explanatory Notes, Selected from the Great Standard Authors of Europe and America.

      W.R. M'Phun and Son, Glasgow 1864 - pp xv, 1216. Includes 'A Concise Biblical Cyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Sacred Biography, Natural History, Ancient Geography, Eastern Antiquities, and Theology.' Coloured plates, maps. Some staining to prelims affecting edge of frontis, else very good. Full black calf with elaborate blindstamping and gilt to boards and raised bands and gilt panelling to spine. Gilt page edges. Original binding intact - a very nice copy. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Printed Obituary announcing the death of the Pacific explorer Dupetit-Thouars

      Paris, 1864. Sheet of laid paper 264 x 210 mm., old folds and a few very small chips; very good. The death of a Pacific veteran. Rare obituary notice for Dupetit-Thouars, the Pacific voyager, who died at Paris on 16 March 1864. &#39;Dupetit-Thouars&#39;s account of his stay in California, in 1837, is one of the most important and complete records of the Mexican period. In 1838, the Vénus made a run for Easter Island, further investigated the coast of South America, then sailed for the Galápagos and Marquesas Islands, Tahiti and New Zealand. At Tahiti the expedition forced Queen Pomaré to write a letter to the King of France apologising for mistreatment of French priests, to pay an indemnity, and to salute the French flag. He had also made a treaty with Kamehameha III of Hawaii. After visits to Sydney and Mauritius, the ship sailed home, arriving after a voyage of thirty months…&#39; (Hill). His voyage account was most significant as regards the history of Hawaii. Such sheets are exceedingly fragile and ephemeral: we recently had a similar sheet for the Baudin voyage veteran Milius.

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      . Deutsch. Z 1-; gut bis sehr gut erhalten, sauber. Die Extrabeilagen wie beschrieben.. Meklenburgisches (Mecklenburgisches) Urkundenbuch. Herausgegeben von dem Verein für meklenburgisches Geschichte und Alterthumskunde. 25 in 26 Bänden. Schwerin u. Leipzig, 1864-1977. Nachdruck. Blaue Leinenbände mit goldf. Rückentitel, ca. 27 x 21cm, mit Faks. u. zahlr. Siegelabb. Bis Jg. 21 u.d.Tit.: Meklenburgisches Urkundenbuch. DAZU: Kartoneingebundener Nachtrag: XXV. Band, Teil B. Nachträge II. Reihe: 1235-1400. Nachdruckausgabe des Textes mit Registern zu Band XXV A und B. Zentralantiquariat der DDR, 1977.

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        Album <vom Riesengebirge>.

      Warmbrunn, C. J. Liedl, um 1864.. 10 Bll.. 10 Lithographien (auf getönter Platte) von A. Meysel nach Danziger; Abbildungsgröße:108x168 mm. 4° (quer). Gepr. OLeinenband.. Berieben und bestoßen; vorderes Innengelenk geplatzt; Vorsatz und 1. weißes Bl. mit Knickfalte, hier auch hs. Widmung und Glossen; teils etwas gebräunt bzw. braunfleckig. Enthält die Ansichten von Heinrichsburg, Aussicht von der Heinrichsburg nach Selndorf und Schneekoppe, Erdmannsdorf, St. Annakapelle, Pfarrei Wang in Brückenburg, der Große Teich, Kapelle und Gasthaus auf der Schneekoppe, Schneegruben, Josephienhütte in Schreiberau, Ruine Kynast.

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        THE PALM TREE.

      London. T. Nelson and Sons, 1864.FIRST EDITION, 1864. Small 8vo, approximately180 x 125 mm, 7 x 4¾ inches, 6 colour plates, 448 pages, some not numbered, collated and complete, original publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and gilt palm tree to upper cover, all edges gilt, original coated brown endpapers. Binding rubbed with uneven fading, slight wear to head and tail of spine, corners slightly worn, pages have pale age - browning throughout, crease to 1 page, 3 tissue guards missing, pale old ink presentation inscription to first free brown endpaper, good copy only. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Reise-Tagebuch des Missionars Joh. Aug. Miertsching, welcher als Dolmetscher die Nordpol-Expedition zur Aufsuchung Sir John Franklins auf dem Schiff Investigator begleitete. - In den Jahren 1850 bis 1854.

      Gnadau : Berlag der Unitäts-Buchhandlung, 1864.. Dritte Auflage, Mit einer Charte. 203 S. gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleder. etwas braunfleckig, Einband/Ecken/Kanten berieben,

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        Le Livre de l?Agriculture [Kitab al-falaha] Traduit de l?Arabe par J.-J. Clément-Mullet. Tome Premier, Tome II Pemiere Partie, Tome II ? IIe Partie.

      Paris: Librairie A.Franck, 1864,1866,1867 3 volumes, octavo, contemporary vellum, spines lettered in black ink and upper covers lettered in Arabic in ink ????? ????????, marbled endpapers, top leaf edges gilt, leaf edges uncut, original green printed paper covers bound in; pp.(4) + 100 + 657; (4) + 460 + (4); (4) + x + 24 + 293, large folding engraved plate of a horse and harness, text in French with some Arabic, index in volume 3 in Arabic and French, two woodcuts in the text, a few stains, a fine copy.Sarton, Introduction to the History of Science, vol.II,pt.I, pp.424-425.Hayes [ed], The Genius of Arab Civilization, Source of Renaissance, p.159. see Fil??a Texts Project www.filaha.orgFIRST FRENCH TRANSLATION OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ARABIC AND MEDIEVAL TREATISE ON AGRICULTURE by Ibn al-?Awwam, Hispano-Muslim agriculturalist who flourished in Seville about the end of the 12th century. Topics covered in detail include medicinal plants, species of plants, soil, farming techniques, husbandry, methods of cultivation, tillage, irrigation, agronomy, share-cropping, gardening and landscaping, plant sex life, and fertilization."It is divided into 34 chapters, of which the first 30 deal with agriculture proper, and the last four with cattle and poultry raising and apiculture. It is based on Greek and Arabic writings, but also practical knowledge. The main source was probably Ibn Wahshiya [first half of the 10th century]; in fact, Ibn Khaldun speaks of Ibn al-?Awwam?s work as if it were only a summary of Al-falaha al-nabatiya, but this is wrong. Ibn al-?Awwam?s treatise deal with 585 plants, and explains the cultivation of more than fifty different fruit trees. It contains striking observations on the different kinds of soil and manure and their respective properties, on various methods of grafting, on sympathies and antipathies between plants. The symptons of many diseases of trees and vines are indicated, as are also methods of cure." Sarton"Ibn al-?Aww?m?s Kit?b al-fil??a is, without doubt, the most comprehensive agricultural treatise in Arabic. He gathers all the knowledge of his time concerning agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry into a huge compendium of excerpts from all the previous agronomical traditions and treatises. From 112 named authors (Ibn al-?Aww?m, Banqueri 1802, I, pp. 61-2) he includes one thousand nine hundred direct and indirect citations ?" 615 or 32.5% from Byzantine sources, especially from Cassianus Bassus, 585 or 31% from Near Eastern sources, 85% of which are from Ibn Wa?sh?ya, and 690 citations or 36.5 % from earlier Andalusi agronomists (Glick 2005, pp. 12-13). To these he often adds his own observations and experiences, about which he says: "As for my own contribution, I put forward nothing that I have not first proved by experiment on repeated occasions" (Ibn al-?Aww?m, Clément-Mullet 1866, I, p. 9). He records, for example, his experiments in grafting the wild olive of the mountains with the domesticated olive of the plain, and his successful cultivation of saffron, under irrigation, in the mountains." Fil??a Texts ProjectThe original text was found in a manuscript in the Escurial Library in the 18th century, it was published in Spanish translation in Madrid in 1802, and subsequently here in the French translation.

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        Scenografia Del Piu Celebri Monumenti Sacri e Profani Antiche e Moderni Di Roma e Adiacenze Disegnati Dal Vero e Incisi Dai Piu Distinti Artisti

      (Roma): Presso La Calcografia Camerale, 1864. Engraved illustrated title page printed on fine heavy light-gray paper, followed by 59 plates, collated complete for 60 total, printed on fine heavy white stock; no text (none called for); a fine view book of Rome and architectural sights of note, a tour of the antiquities of the city at the time, interiors and exteriors of Roman monuments and notable cityscapes; including: Veduta esterna della Basilica di S. Pietro in Vaticano fondata da Costantino Magno (Balzar); Interno della Basilica di S. Pietro&#133;(Balzar after Pesenti); Veduta del Cortile di S. Damaso al Vaticano (by Dom. Amici); &#39;&#133;di S. Paolo nell&#39;antico stato ((Balzar); Prospetto dell&#39; interno della Basilica dei S. Paolo nel 1820. Dopo l&#39;incendio (Balzar); Interno di S. Paolo veduto dalla nave traversa (Dellalonga); Palazzo Portico laterale ed Obelisco Laterananse cretto da Sisto v. L&#39;anni MDLXXXVIII (Balzar, with pub. Blindstamp in impression line corner; &#39;&#133;interna della Baslica Lateranense (Balzar); Interno di S. Giovanni in Fonte (Giac. Fontana); Basilica Liberiana (Balzar); &#39;&#133;interna della Bsilica Liberiana (Balzar); Esterno del Pantheon (Fil. Trojani after Bianchi, with pub. Blindstamp in impression line corner); Interno del Pantheon (G. Della Longa after L. Calust); (another, different view) Interno del Pantheon (Fil. Trojani after Bianchi); Sotteraneo di S. Martino ai Monti (G. Fontana); Interno di S. Clemente (G. Cottafavi); Portici di Ottavia (A. Acquaroni); Veduta della Piazza del Popolo presa dal Monte Pincio (Balzar, dated Roma 1829); Veduta Prospettica del Pincio venendo all Trinita de Monti (Balzar, dated 1829); Veduta Prospettica della Piazza del Obelisco nella Passegiata al Pincio (Balzar, 1829); Veduta Prospettica di un Lato della Passegiata al Pincio ove vi e Collocata la Statua di Esculapio (Balzar, 1829); Veduta della Piazza Colonna (G. Cottafavi, dated 1857); Foro Trajano (Paolo Cacchratelli); Portico laterale del Tempio di Antonino Pio in Piazza di Pietra (Angelo Corsi); Ponte S. Angelo presso la Mole Adriana (Angelo Corsi); Fontana di Trevi (D. Amici); Fontana sulla Piazza di S. Maria in Cosmedin (A. Aquaroni); Veduta della Cloaca Massima (A. Parboni); Veduta del Tempio d&#39;Ercole, detto di Vesta (Balzar); Tempio della Fortuna Virile (P. Cacchratelli); Veduta del Teatro di Marcello (P. Cacchiatelli); Veduta del Campidoglio (Domenico Amici, dated 1849); Avanzi del Tempio di Marte Ultore (P. Cacchiatelli); Foro Romano (D. Amici); Veduta del Tempio di Antonino e Faustina (A. Parboni); Veduta degli Avanzi del Palatino (G. Cottafavi); Veduta del lato verso Tramontana dell&#39; Anfiteatro Flavio Colla pontellatura fatta provisoriamente delle parti che dovranno assicurarsi stabilmente ((Balzar); &#39;&#133;Anfiteatroe Flavio dalla parte di Occedente ove si scourge la Speronatura fatta per ordine di N.S. Papa Pio VII felicementi regnante (Balzar); Avanzi dell&#39; Anfiteatro Flavio detto il Colosseo, Come vedonsi esistere dalla parte Occidentale, nell&#39; anno 1822 (Balzar); Avanzi del Corridore interno dell&#39; Anfiteatro Flavio detto il Colosseo, dalla parte Australe fino all&#39; ingresso Occidentale come vedonsi esistere nell&#39; anno 1821 (Balzar); (another, different view of) Avanzi del Corridore interno dell&#39; Anfitetro Flavio detto il Colosseo&#133;1821 (Balzar); Interno dell&#39; Anfiteatro Flavio (Angelo Corsi); Veduta degli Avanzi del Tempio della Pace (P. Cacchiatelli); &#39;&#133;del Tempio di Venere e Roma, detto del Sole e della Luna (Balzar); Prospetto dell&#39; Arco di Giano Quadrifronte (Balzar); &#39;&#133;dell&#39; Arco di Settimio Severo dalla parte del Campdidoglio (Balzar, 1827); &#39;&#133;del Arco di Costantino dalla parte Meridionale (Balzar); &#39;&#133;Arco di Tito Ristaurato e ridotto alla pristina Forma (Balzar); &#39;&#133;Arco di Galliene come si osserva nel lato verso Levante (Balzar); &#39;&#133;Arco di Consoli Dolabella e Silano, eretto l&#39;anno 763, di Roma e degli avanzi soprapposti degli aquedotti della Giulai e della Claudia (Balzar); Avanzi dell&#39; Arco di Druso e dell&#39; Aquedotto Antoniniano su di esso (Balzar); &#39;&#133;del Sepolcro di Caio Cestio (Balzar, 1829); &#39;&#133;Porta S. Pancrazio (Parboni); Porta Esquilina in oggi Porta L. Lorenzo (Balzar); Tempio di Bacco oggi S. Urbano; (A. Acquaroni); (another, different view) &#39;&#133;del Tempio di Bacco (A. Moschetti after V. Marchi); Sepoler di Cecilia Metella (A. Corsi); Grotta Egeria (A. Parboni after S. Bossi); Veduta del lato Meridionale del Tempio di Minerva Medica Colla puntellatura Fatta provisoriamente a sostegno delle parti che dovranno assicurarsi stabilmente (Balzar); occasionally, the artist and engraver names are spelled differently, from plate to plate - we have recorded them as given; previous owner name on endpaper; oblong format, volume approx. 14 3/4" x 19" size (approx. 37 x 48.5 cm); plate size average 9" x 12 1/2" size (23 x 32.5 cm) plus very good large margins, adding approx. 3" around; bound in red pebbled cloth covered boards, vellum corners and spine, gilt titled cover "Italia"; dark brown leather title & date labels on spine, gilt decorations (dulled); marbled endpapers; some edge, tips wear and soiling to the boards, front corner tip bumped, vellum frayed there; the plates with only the very occasional spot or printing fault (a thin line from a tiny fold), last plate with more wear & spotting than others; very clean overall and in very good condition; an OCLC search at time of cataloging shows 3 world listings: Univ. of Sydney, the NY Metropolitan Mus. of Art, and Maastricht (which has only 44 plates); a beautiful 19th century view-book of Rome, its antiquities and environs.. 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        The Kane Portfolio

      Philadelphia: [Printed Privately], 1864 First Edition. A near fine copy; silk ties absent. sm. 4to.,. There is a mounted one moss specimen and two plates. Four leaves of text; one leaf of mounted sample. James, a botanist and expert on mosses, was born in Philadelphia and generation before E K Kane the arctic explorer. Both were from prominent wealthy Philadelphia families. Kane died at the age of 37. James lived on to old age. The book offered here was privately printed to serve as a homage to Kane. The cover title is: Memento of Dr. E K Kane's Arctic Expedition. This refers to the second expediton ( Second Grinnell Expedition ) and the famous forced march of 83 days that Kane led across the ice to southern Greenland. Kane and fellow crew memebers abandoned most of their belongings and equipment before starting the journey or lost it becuase of the hazards of the journey. The mounted sample included with the Memento is taken from a small group of moss samples that Kane retained (the facs. letter attests to this) and carried across the ice with him on that fierce trek. A check of OCLC, RLIN and the NUC reveals only three copies: APS, Dartmouth, and NY Historical Society. The copy at Dartmouth, presented to them by A L Washburn a founder of the Arctic Institute, has 6 mounted samples on individual sheets and four printed leaves of text (title, portrait, view, facs. letter). The copy at the APS has the four printed leaves and one mounted sample (hypnum uncinatum). The collation in RLIN of the APS copy is incorrect. They listed it without checking their copy and simply copied the Dartmouth collation. The NY Historical Society copy has four printed leaves and one mounted sample as well. The collation given in RLIN is incorrect.. The mounted sample, however, differs from that of the APS. The NY copy has a sample of hypnum cordifulum. The copy offered here has four printed leaves of text and one mounted sample - matching the APS and NY Hist. Soc. copies. But again, the sample is different. It is dicranum sp. . It is my supposition that James had enough material to make up one copy with samples representing the range of what remained in Kane's possession . Additional copies of the Memento that were produced were meant to contain only one sample each drawn from the varied remains of Kane's horde. This is a superb artifact of one of the great arctic adventures of the 19th century.

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        Historically Important Framed Autographed Letter Signed to General Grant

      H.Q. Army of the Potomac 1864 - 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'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. 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.

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        América Septentrional. Carolina del Sur. Plano del Puerto de Charleston levantado en 1849 á 1852 por la comision hidrografica de los Estados-Unidos.

      1864 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864. Touches of original colour. 990 x 640mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Small tear in the upper margin. A Spanish edition of the US Costal Survey chart of Charleston Harbour during the period of Civil War siege of Charleston. The lighthouses are marked with colour.

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        Results of the Meteorological Observations taken in... Victoria

      Melbourne: John Ferres, 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 &#39;from 1859 to the end of April 1861&#39; 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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      J.B BAILLIERE ET FILS 1864 - RO20161580: 34 TOMES: X + 811 + 795 + 823 + 785 + 809 + 831 + 774 + 801 + 819 + 779 + 795 + 828 + 802 + 779 + 785 + 753 + 798 + 843 + 775 + 802 + 791 + 815 + 732 + 899 + 751 + 795 + 841 + 776 + 943 + 708 + 847 + 906 + 705 pages - nombreuses figures en noir et blanc dans et hors texte - plats et contre-plats jaspés - dos à 4 nerfs - titre, filet, tomaison et partie dorés au dos. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 617-Chirurgie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beautiful signed CDV of Robert E. Lee

      CDV photograph signed ?R.E. Lee?, 1 page, 2.5" x 4.125", circa 1864. Signature at lower right edge beneath oval bust image of Lee in uniform. Backmarked, ?The ?Lee? Photographic Gallery, 920 Main Street, over the Richmond Musical Exchange. John W. Davies.? Both the signature and image are ever so light, still exceptional signed Lee photograph. Known as the ?floppy tie? portrait, it was taken in 1864 by John W. Davies in the Lee Gallery operated by J.W. and W.W. Davies, in Richmond. Edward D.C. Campbell, Jr., in his article ?The Fabric of Command: R.E. Lee, Confederate Insignia, and the Perception of Rank? published in ?The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography? (Vol. 98 No. 2, April 1990), wrote that Davies ?made a single image. The picture was, in fact, a favorite of both General Lee and is easily recognized by Lee?s closely cropped beard, ill-fitting collar, and drooping black tie.? An albumen silver print of this image is in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution

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        Days after its capture, Sherman writes from Atlanta and does a favor for U.S. Grant

      Autograph Letter Signed ?W.T. Sherman / Maj Genl.,? 1p, 5? x 8?. Atlanta, September 24, 1864. To Treasury Agent William P. Mellen. On laid stationery imprinted ?Headquarters, Military Division of the Mississippi, In the Field.? Scattered light foxing. With original envelope ?From Gen. Sherman? in unknown hand. Fine condition.In full, ?Mr OH Ross, late A.D.C. on Gen Grants Staff desires to engage in business at Nashville, Memphis, or Vicksburg. I request that you extend to him the privileges of the most favored Class.?On verso, Ross has written a note, in pencil, which he sent to Sherman: "Your request to Mr. Mellen is in general terms. I want a request to him to give me a military supply store at Vicksburg. Please telegraph him to that effect, and it will be sufficient."Captain Orlando H. Ross, a cousin of General Ulysses S. Grant serving as aide-de-camp on his staff, resigned his commission on September 7, 1864, and left the Army. On October 1

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        Autograph Note Signed on lower portion of a letter, 8vo, Washington, , March 2, 1864

      - As President during the Civil War, Lincoln answers a letter addressed to him by Judge James Hughes (1823 -1873) regarding Major Casper Crowninshield (1837-97) who commanded the 2d Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry. In full: "Major Crowninshield is directed as above, unless it will interfere with the military orders, under which he is acting, or in his judgment, is dangerous, or improper." The President signs, " A. Lincoln - March 2. 1864." Judge James Hughes was appointed to the U. S. Court of Claims in January 1860, served to December 1864, then became a member of the Indiana House of Representatives until 1866. He asked Lincoln to provide armed escorts to recover a dead soldier from the battlefield. In full. "Mr. President, Will you be pleased to write on the margin of the letter herewith sent or write below this, a note of request, or an order to major Crowninshield, commanding the 2nd Mass. Cavalry, to furnish the bearer, the necessary guides and escort to recover the body and oblige." Signed, "James Hughes."

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        Autograph Album signed by Lincoln as President and others including ?Saml L. Clemens / Mark Twain,? James A. Garfield, Salmon P. Chase, Edwin M. Stanton, and Gideon Welles ? 181 autographs in all!

      n.p., 1864- Autograph Album, 122 pages, 5.5? x 8.5?. Signed mostly on one side of the page with some signatures glued on versos, a few with show-through. Some are dated. President Lincoln has signed alone in the center of one page, blank verso. Very Good to Fine condition with restored spine.Those signing include Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, James A. Garfield, Salmon P. Chase, Edwin M. Stanton, Gideon Welles, Thomas A. Hendricks, Henry Wilson, John Sherman, Charles Sumner, Schuyler Colfax, A. Bronson Alcott, and Charlotte Cushman.

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        Gen. Grant orders Gen. Burnside to take from the train station to his headquarters, Congressman Ashley, who seven months earlier had introduced the bill which became the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery ? word gets back to Grant that upon his return to Washington two days later, Ashley confidentially told friends that Meade is universally disliked by officers and many high ranking officers favor McClellan over Lincoln in the November election

      War-date Autograph Letter Signed ?U.S. Grant,? 1p, 7.75? x 4.75?. City Point [Virginia], July 11, 1864. To Major General [Ambrose] Burnside. Minor insignificant flaws. Fine condition.In full, ?Please send a Ambulance to the rail road at the Hospital to await the arrival of the Cars there and take Mr. Ashley, M.C. to your Hd Qrs. U.S. Grant Lt. Gen.?On July 15, 1864, Major Thomas T. Eckert, Chief of the War Department?s military telegraph in Washington, telegraphed Brig. Gen. John A. Rawlins, Grant?s Chief of Staff, about a conversation he had just had with Ohio Congressman James M. Ashley who had returned from City Point. In part, ?Mr. Ashley, member of Congress from Ohio, tells me confidentially that in an interview the other day with Butler, that officer showed him the order directing him to report to Fortress Monroe, and said he would be damned if he paid any attention to it; he did not receive orders from staff officers. Mr. Ashley tells me also that he found a good d

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        Our Mutual Friend (original monthly parts; 20 parts in 19)

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1864 - First Editions, First Printings bound in the ORIGINAL printed wrappers from the publisher with 20 parts bound in 19 wrappers. A beautiful set. All the wrappers are ORIGINAL and in great shape. This set has benefitted from some professional restoration to the spines for preservation. The pages are clean. Overall, a lovely set housed in a custom clamshell slipcase. We buy Dickens in the original parts. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        22 (dav. etwa 14 eigenh.) Briefe m. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Genf, 1864-1878.. Zus. 39 S., Kl.-8° bis 4°.. "Gaspard Mermillod [...] studierte in Chambery und Freiburg. Nach seiner Priesterweihe in 1847 war er in Genf zuerst Vikar, später Pfarrerrektor der grössten katholischen Kirche Notre-Dame. Im Jahre 1864 wurde er von Papst Pius IX. zum Titularbischof von Hebron geweiht. Er war Weihbischof im Bistum Lausanne-Genf mit Jurisdiktion für den Kanton Genf. Dies war das erste Mal seit der Reformation, dass ein Bischof in Genf residierte, auch wurde es in dem angespannten Klima des Kulturkampfes als erster Schritt zur Errichtung einer Diözese Genf angesehen. Nach der Bundesverfassung bedurfte die Errichtung neuer Bistümer aber der Bewilligung des Staates. Als Mermillod am 16. Januar 1873 zum Apostolischen Vikar ernannt wurde, sah die radikale Regierung des Kantones Genf darin einen Verstoss gegen die Verfassungsbestimmung und Mermillod wurde am 17. Februar 1873 aus der Schweiz gewiesen. Mermillod liess sich in Fernex nieder, von wo er die Genfer römisch-katholische Kirche leitete. Gaspard Mermillod wurde 1883 Diözesanbischof von Lausanne-Genf. Papst Leo XIII. nahm ihn am 23. Juni 1890 als Kardinalpriester mit der Titelkirche Ss. Nereo ed Achilleo in das Kardinalskollegium auf. Zum Anlass dieser ersten Verleihung der Kardinalswürde an einen Bischof von Freiburg brachte die lokale Brauerei Blancpain ein Festbier namens Cardinal (franz. für Kardinal) auf den Markt. Dieses Produkt war so erfolgreich, dass Paul-Alcide Blancpain beschloss, seiner Brauerei künftig den Namen Cardinal zu geben. Mermillod hatte ein ausgeprägtes rhetorisches Talent. Er hatte auch ein gutes Gespür für soziale und gesellschaftliche Fragen. Von 1884 bis 1889 leitete er die Studiengruppe Union catholique d'etudes sociales et economiques (Katholische Union für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsstudien), die bei der Vorbereitung der Sozialenzyklika Rerum novarum beteiligt war" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - 4 Beilagen. -

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        North Australia: its physical geography and natural history

      Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1864. Octavo; the odd spot or two, but a good copy in pebble-grain cloth. First edition of a rare pamphlet that comprises a history of discovery, exploration and settlement of northern Australia. Dedicated to Ferdinand von Mueller, this volume was published with a view to highlighting appropriate areas for settlement. It is also a synopsis of the geology, mineralogy, and botany of the area. Woods, an accurate observer of the physical world, made original contributions to Australian geology, palaeontology, and zoology. He was elected a fellow of the Geological Society of London, president of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, and received the gold medal of the Royal Society of New South Wales. From the James Edge-Partington collection, with his bookplate.

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        Miscegenation; the Theory of the Blending of the Races, Applied to the American White Man and Negro

      Trubner, London, 1864. 1st UK Edition. Publisher&#39;s navy cloth, good. Edges and spine bands showing wear. Both boards simply but attractively blind stamped. Lacks the ffep. Overall, quite a well preserved copy. Highly uncommon. Description: cover title, ii, [3]-72 p. 19 cm. Subjects: African Americans. Black race. Miscegenation--United States. Attributed by Sabin to D. G. Croty, George Wakeman, and E. C. Howell. The scarce 1st UK edition of the famous work supporting racial blending as the only means towards racial harmony. Is the first appearance in print of the term miscegenation.

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        One of a kind Naval History, perhaps the earliest eyewitness handwritten attribution of Farragut's words while lashed to the main sail, later condensed to "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead,? arguably the greatest quote in Naval History. The account penned in a rare privately printed pamphlet "Bay-Fight" by H.H. Brownell.<br>

      Book, ?Bay-Fight? by Ensign Henry H. Brownell, 24p, 4? x 7?. Originally published in Harpers' Monthly, this privately printed book, numbered pages 175-193, is bound in green buckram, gilt-titled on the cover ?BAY-FIGHT.? Inscribed atop the first page of text, page 175, by the author ?Acting Ensign / H.H. Brownell to / Fleet Surgen [sic] J.C. Palmer / Mobile 1864.? Signed ?H.H.B.? by Brownell at the conclusion on page 192 beneath printed ?U.S. Flag Ship Hartford, Mobile Bay, August,1864. / Harpers? Monthly.? Several transparent tan spots on the lower potion of the first eight pages do not affect the legibility of the text nor do they touch any handwriting. Inscribed on a free front-endpaper ?To Mrs Palmer / Jas C Palmer.? Fine condition.From the printed text, page 179: ?From the main-top, bold and brief, / Came the word of our grand old Chief - / Go on! - ?twas all he said ?" Our helm was put to starboard, / And the Hartford passed ahead...? Palmer ha

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        Bilder - Atlas zur wissenschaftlichen Naturgeschichte Bände 1- 4 Amphibien, Säugethier, Fische, Vögel

      aus der kaiserlich- königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Wien, 1864. I, 109 ; I,79 ; I, 125 ; I,164, Enthaltend fast 1000 colorirte Abbildungen auf 477 Tafeln. Format: Quart (30,5 x 22,8), Schrifttyp: Latein ( Modernes Schriftbild ). Verlagsfrischer, bibliophil ausgestatteter Faksimile-Reprint, gedruckt auf einem schönen alterungsbeständigen und säurefreien Werkdruckpapier, das den Originaleindruck am Besten wiedergibt. Gebunden als robuste Bibliotheksversion in Ganzleinen mit Rückengoldprägung. Aus dem Verlag Fines Mundi, Saarbrücken.Please notice: we offer here a facsimile of the original edition, bound in hardcover in full linen, printed on an acid-free paper, lightly coloured. Coloured plates are printed in colour, maps reduced to 12 x 18 inches. Our bindings are handmade in different styles. Please contact us, if you have further questions..

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      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864.. [8],328,22,[2]pp. Purple cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Spine a trace sunned, tiny spot at toe of fore-edge, otherwise a very good to near fine copy. Enclosed in an undistinguished half morocco slipcase with insert. First edition, first printing, with the list of Thoreau&#39;s books facing the title-page priced, and with the inserted adverts dated April 1864. Borst reports the edition consisted of 1450 copies; BAL reports 1650 copies. BAL 20113. BORST A4.1.a.

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        Ootheca Wolleyana

      LONDON: R.H. PORTER, 1864. Libro. in ottime condizioni. Rilegato. prima edizione. 8° - da 20 a 28 cm. Ootheca Wolleyana: an illustrated catalogue of the collection of birds eggs begun by the late John Wolley and continued with additions by Alfred Newton . R H Porter, London, 1864. Half Leather Marbled Boards. 1st Edition. Thick 8vo. In two volumes. Volume I: pp xl, vii, 531. Volume II: pp x, 665, 96. Illustrated with two portraits, a coloured folding map and 37 lithograph plates, many coloured or tinted. All the plates in good conditions , page 45 of vol. I have a little damage repaired with tape.Dedication in ink on free-endpaper ( to the Colonnel A. Tancredi). .

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Washington, D.C., 1864. unbound. 1 page on blind-stamped lined paper, 8 x 5 inches, (Washington, D.C.), May 21, 1864, in full: "By sending your petition to your Representative in the House of Reps., or to either of your U.S. Senators, you can have it presented to whichever branch of Congress you prefer." Accompanied by a decorative "House of Representatives" free-franked envelope. The letter has two horizontal folds and an uneven left edge, but is otherwise fine; the envelope has two small stains and is in very good(-) condition. Grant&#39;s Vice President, whose career was sunk in the Credit Mobilier scandal, providing a constituent with information.

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