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        The American Conflict: A History Of The Great Rebellion In The United States of America, 1860-'64(5). It' s Causes, Incidents And Results: Intended To Exhibit Especially Its Moral And Political Phases, With The Drift And Progress Of American Opinion Respecting Human Slavery From 1776 To The Close Of The War For The Union. Both Volumes Complete

      O. D. Case & Co., Hartford, 1864 & 1866. Volume I (1864) First Edition. Vol. II (1866). Binding is: Hardcover. . Book condition: Very Good/No dust jacket. Each Volume 7 in. x 9 3/4 in. . Complete restoration by a professional bookbinder. One-half new leather spine (natural leather) with raised bands (4) with gold titles on black. The rest of the restoration is using the original natural leather boards and endpapers. A very early history of events leading up to the U. S. Civil War written by Horace Greeley (1811-1872), founder of the New York Tribune newspaper and presidential candidate in the election of 1872. Greeley died before the electoral votes were counted - not knowing he had lost in a landslide. Greeley was not a friend of Grant or Lincoln but opposed slavery and supported the cause of the American Civil War. Out of this grew his book -The American Conflict - which is a history of events leading up to the Civil War as well as a history of the war itself from the side of the Union point of view. Volume I (1864) is a First Edition and has 648 pages plus many maps and illustrations. Volume II (1866) has 782 pages, also, with a multitude of illustrations and maps. Both volumes of this important early work of the Civil War are in Very Good condition. Rare in this condition.

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        HISTOIRE NATURELLE DES LEPIDOPTERES D'EUROPE avec 80 planches représentant 400 sujets peintes d'après nature gravées sur acier par PAUQUET.

      París, F. Savy 1864 - 4º, 2h, 288p, leve óx, IVp, nueva port. (Papillons d'Europe. par A.NOEL), 80 láms. grabs. iluminadas, 2 láms. grab. b/n, 32p (catálogo F.Savy). Hol. algo roz, nervios y dorados en lomo, corte sup. dorado. 1864

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

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

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      [Boston: Manufactured by L. Prang & Co., 1864]. - Central Park: Thirty-six chromolithographic cards, each 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches. Tipped to three album sheets. Street Scenes: Twelve chromolithographic cards, each 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches, tipped to matching album sheet. Light soiling or foxing to a few images. Near fine. A marvelous collection of thirty-six chromolithographic views of New York City's Central Park, issued by the renowned firm of Louis Prang and Company. In 1864, Prang issued numerous series of cards, often showing nature scenes, and meant to be collected and tipped into albums. Among these series, one of the rarest is the present series of thirty-six views of Central Park. When these cards were issued Central Park was still a new attraction in New York City. In 1857 a competition had been announced to submit designs for the park, and the winning entry was the "Greensward Plan" submitted by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The park opened later in 1857. This collection contains views of some of the most famous places in the park, including The Ramble and the Boat Landing. The scenes in this collection are: 1) "The Island." 2) "The Rustic Bridge." 3) "Entrance to Cave." 4) "The Lake." 5) "Rustic Arbor." 6) "The Brook." 7) "Moonlight on the Lake." 8) "Cascade." 9) "The Arch." 10) "The Ramble." 11) "Boat Landing." 12) "Marble Bridge Over the Lake." 13) "Rude Stairway." 14) "Abode of the Swans." 15) "The Silver Lake." 16) "Entrance to Cave From the Lake." 17) "The Tower." 18) "Ornamental Bridge." 19) "The Drive." 20) "The Bridle Path." 21) "The Music Temple." 22) "Sunset on the Lake." 23) "Rustic Arbor." 24) "A Glimpse of the Lake." 25) "The Marble Bridge." 26) "Vine Arbor." 27) "Bust of Schiller." 28) "The Fountain." 29) "On the Ramble, near the Lake." 30) "Fancy Bridge No. 14." 31) "The Casino." 32) "Bridge at the 7th Avenue Entrance." 33) "The Cove." 34) "Rustic Bower." 35) "Rustic Arbor." 36) "Evening on the Lake." Prang followed the present three series of Central Park views, with another two series issued in 1869. Any of the cards in the Central Park series are among the rarest of Prang cards. With the Central Park series is another early Prang series, depicting street scenes and characters of New York. These charming images capture the spirit of the metropolis at the beginning of the Gilded Age. They are: 1) "Street Musician." 2) "The Drum Major." 3) "Emigrants Just Arrived." 4) "Muddy Street." 5) "The Fruit Pedlar." 6) "The Old Coin Merchant." 7) "The Street Singers." 8) "Walking Advertisement Balloon Seller." 9) "The Convoy Over Broadway." 10) "On Broadway." 11) "French Nurse." 12) "Newspaper Boy 'Tribune Sir?'" An amusing collection of images of the sort of people who would have been found in Central Park in the 1860s.

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        The Gentleman's House; or, How to Plan English Residences, from the Parsonage to the Palace; with Tables of Accomodation and Cost, and a Series of Selected Plans

      John Murray, London 1864 - xxi, [1], 484 p.: 44 plates of architectural plans (many folded); 23 cm. Original publisher's blue pebble-grain cloth with gilt-stamped spine title and blind-ruled borders on both boards. Dark green endpapers. Wood-engraved title vignette signed Osborne; 19 additional in-text illustrations, and in-text tables. First edition. Includes a history of domestic architecture in England from the 11th century onward, including castles and monasteries, as well as country estates. This influential work on mid-19th-century domestic architecture has been described by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography as "the most lucid and encyclopaedic account available of mid-Victorian domestic planning." Final section includes detailed description of each plate. Very well illustrated. With an invoice indicating that this book was purchased in 1970 by architect Robert L. Raley. In Very Good- Condition: ends of spine are fraying; spine is sunned; cover is lightly rubbed; plate 25 is partially detached, but intact; occasional light soiling; otherwise pages and plates are clean and tight. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Glasgow. Supplement to The Illustrated London News.

      London. 1864 - Size: 1155 × 540 mm. Fine condition. Folds as issued. Woodcut engraving with additional hand colour. A wonderful 'Birds Eye view' of the second Scottish city of Glasgow, published as a gratis supplement the The Illustrated London News in the March of 1864. This truly splendid Victorian panorama shows a very busy and bustling Glasgow city centre, with heavy commercial traffic seen in the streets, numerous ships on the River Clyde, factories belching out smoke and the Trossachs are seen in the distance. All of Glasgow's major municiple buildings and open public spaces are engraved.

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        Der Amerikanische Continent, Topographische und Eisenbahn-Karte der Verein. Staaten, Britische Besitzungen, Westindien, Mexico und Central-Amerika. Aus den besten Quellen zusammengesetzt. Published by C. Lubrecht, 12 Frankfort Street, New York.

      Lubrecht & Co.,, New York, 1864 - New York, Lubrecht & Co., 1864. 32 Segmente auf Leinen aufgezogen [ingesamt ca. 95 x 120,5 cm]. Erste Aufl. Titelei in Deutsch, Text in Englisch. Altkoloriert. Vgl. Phillips Maps of America, p. 912; Karrow 1-1654; vgl. Modelski 53 (1872 larger Haasis & Lubrecht ed.). - Hds. Ergänzungen auf der Karte (Census, Liste der amerikan. Präsidenten sowie Wyoming), Randläsuren, tlw. Leinen eingerissen, leicht stock- bzw. wasserfleckig, Gbrsp. - Colored cerographic map with several reference tables, one showing the absolute lack of standardization of time over the country. Relief shown by hachures. Inset map: Central America. Scale [ca. 1:11,000,000]. Includes time and distance table, list of Presidents, 1860 population statistics, and explanation of British American possessions. - German edition published in 1864. (Karrow 1-1655). In English: 1st edition, 1864. 2nd edition was 1865, another edition in 1869 (Karrow 1-1683). Inset of Central America, text on top of map describing British American Possessions, Time Tables, and U.S. Census for 1860. Later, this map became the more elaborate 1871 "American Union Railroad Map of the United States." by Hassis & Lubrecht, also published by D.L. Gurnsey. The Proposed transcontinental railroad is shown going south of Salt Lake City, Wyoming is still part of Dakota, and a Proposed Southern Pacific Railroad runs from Fort Smith to Sacramento. Full color by state. - Rosa war ein ehemaliger Oberist des 46. New York State Volunteer Regiment. Deutsch [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'Ami Fritz

      Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, Paris 1864 - In-12 (185 x 122 mm), faux-titre - titre - (1) ff. - 341 pp. - (1) ff. - 8 pp. de catalogue, broché, non rogné. Edition originale rare, dont il n'a pas été tiré de grand papier. Enrichi d'une lettre autographe signée de Jules Chatrian, adressée à Pierre-Jules Hetzel, sur un papier à en-tête de ce dernier, concernant les prix de droits de traduction et reproduction, pour Madame Thérèse, Histoire d'un conscrit de 1813, et Le Fou Yégof. (bon état général malgré des défauts sur la couverture : petits manque de papier dans le haut et le bas du dos et le coin inférieur du second plat, quelques pliures et taches ; pliures sur les coins de presque toutes les pages, piqûres sur les tranches, quelques rares rousseurs). // 12o (185 x 122 mm), half-title - title - (1) ff. - 341 pp. - (1) ff. - 8 pp. of catalog, softcover, uncut. Rare first edition, not existing on fine paper. Enriched with a signed hand-written letter by Jules Chatrian, addressed to editor Pierre-Jules Hetzel, on his paper, concerning prices of translation and reproduction rights, for "Madame Thérèse", "Histoire d'un conscrit de 1813", and "Le Fou Yégoff". (good condition despite defects on soft cover : small lack of paper on top and bottom of spine and bottom corner of second cover, some foldings and stains ; foldings on corners on almost every pages, spots on edges, some rare brownings).

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      Morizot, editeur, PARIS 1864 - Illustrations par M. Calamatta 438-15 lám Con 15 láminas grabadas de magnífica ejecución. Precioso libro. Cantos dorados.Texto en francés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autographed Letter Signed as Congressman

      Hiram, OH, 1864. unbound. 1 page, 9.75 x 7.75 inches, Hiram, Ohio, July 11, 1864. Signed "J. Garfield" to a Union Army captain regarding matters of state, in part: "...A very large list was confirmed by the Senate just before the session ended, and I hope it may be found that your name was on it, but I do not know." Several folds with small tears, minor staining, and glue stains at corners on the back. Good condition.

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        American Boy's Book of Sports & Games Repository of In-and-Out-Door Amusements Boys & Youth "rounders" or Town Ball BASEBALL

      Dick & Fitzgerald, New York 1864 - very good condition, brown pebbly cloth, gold gilt lettering and decoration on cover and spine, top and bottom of spine frayed. Out Door Games; Athletic and Graceful Recreations; Amusements with Pets; Playroom Games for Rainy Days; Evening Amusements; Mechanical and Miscellaneous Amusements. Of great interest to the collector is the 10 page discussion of baseball also referred to as "rounders" or Town Ball". featuring five illustrations and a diagram of the baseball playing field. Some copies of this book were issued with four color-plates, one of which is considered the first color-plate illustration of a baseball game to appear in a book, NO EVIDENCE OF COLOR PLATES HAVING BEEN REMOVED. DATE PUBLISHED: 1864 EDITION: 600 very good. diagrams & illustrations 10 page chapterof the game o [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände (Conversations-Lexikon). 15 Bände (compl.) u 2 Supplementbde.

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1864-73 - Gr.8°, je ca 950 S., HLdr. d. Zeit (schönes, dekoratives Exemplar), Etwas berieben, min. stockfleckig, 11. ( Elfte ) umgearbeitete, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Grundlexikon in 15 Bänden sowie beide Supplementbände [alles Erschienene]Dabei die beiden seltenen Supplementbände: "Aachen bis Honved" bzw. "Horst bis Zündnadelgewehr". 22000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie 1864 - RO40119156: 4 volumes d'env. 430 + 430 pages chacun. Illustrés de nombreuses et superbes cartes gravures en noir et blanc dans le texte et hors texte. Titre, date, initiales (G.B.), caissons et filets dorés sur les dos. Bords des plats très frottés. Possibilité de vente au volume: 150 euros chaque. Publié sous la dir. de M. Ed. Charton, et illustré par nos plus célèbres artistes. 1ers et 2e semestres de 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864. 1861: Souvenirs d'un voyage au Liban, par E.A. Spoll. Voyages et expéditions au Sénégal et dans les contrées voisines. Voyage au Bambouk et retour a Bakel, par S.L. Pascal. Voyage au Brésil, par M. Biard. Voyage en Mésopotamie, par Eugène Flandin. Naufrage et scènes d'anthropophagie à l'île Rossell, dans l'archipel de la Louisiade (Mélanésie), par V. de Rochas, etc. 1862: Voyage en Californie, par L. Simonin. Un hiver à Athènes, par A. Proust. Voyage au Danemark, par M. Dargaud. Venise, par M. Adalbert de Beaumont. Voyage à l'île de Rhodes, texte et dessins d'Eugène Flandin. Voyages de M. Henri Lambert, Agent consulaire de France à Aden, Assassiné près des îles Moussah le 4 juin 1959, etc. 1863: Une visite au Sérail en 1860. Voyage au Kordofan, par G. Lejean. Mission de M. E. Renan en Phénicie, par E. Lockroy. Une excursion au Canal de Suez, par Paul Merruau.Voyage au Malabar, par le Contre-Amiral Fleuriot de Langle. Voyages dans le Harz, par Adolphe Carnot, etc. 1864: Excursion au Mont Sinaï, par deux voyageurs français. Nuremberg, par Edouard Charton. Voyage dans les mauvaises terres du Nebraska, par E. de Girardin. Voyage en Espagne, par Gustave Doré et Ch. Davillier. Relation de Shang-Hai à Moscou, par Pékin, la Mongolie et la Russie asiatique, d'après les notes de M. et Mme de Bourboulon. Une visite à Youen-Ming-Youen, Palais d'été de l'empereur Khien-Loung, par G. Pauthier, etc. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 910.4-Voyages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Munich, 5. IX. 1864. - 8vo. 1½ pp. on double leaf. To court president Pierret, a fellow autograph collector, by sending him some autographs: "Vous n'êtes pas seulement celui des employés dans le departement da la Justice qui a la plus grande gaiété, mais Vous êtes aussi le plus aimable dont Votre lettre du 30 Août donne une nouvelle preuve. Je presume que Vous ne posedez pas encore l'autographe du nouveau Roi de Wurtemberg, c'est pourquoi je Vous envoye l'anonce de son avenement sur le tronê. Parmi ceux que je Vous ai adresseé se trouve une lettre de Chelard, français, qui compose une des operas les plus distingués de nos jours. Macbeth - laquelle ne me parait pas apreciée en France comme elle le merite [.]". - Chelard's 1827 opera "Macbeth" was a flop in Paris then, but a great success in Munich, and brought Chelard the title of a Bavarian court conductor. - The blank reverse of fol. 2 somewhat spotty. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        A chapter on street nuisances. Extracted from "Passages from the life of a philosopher.

      London: John Murray 1864 - Original stabbed pamphlet as issued, stringing partly broken. A very good copy. Light toning to title and small stamp mark on outer edge of title. A very good copy. 32pp. First edition. Van Sinderen (1980) No 76. "Although this is an extract from Passages in the Life of a Philosopher it deserves status as a separate paper. It was published well in advance of the book in which it appeared and had a second edition shortly thereafter, both published by Murray." Murray was also planning to publish the Passages, until his objection to a slightly off-colour anecdote in the book caused him to pull out at the last minute. A third edition of the "Chapter" was issued by Longman, the eventual publisher. Hook and Norman Origins of Cyberspace 2002. 83 (second edition only). "When this bibliography was written (2002) OCLC cited two copies of the third edition and no copies of the first or second." Toward the end of his life, Babbage began conducting his celebrated battle with street musicians- "Organs, brass bands, fiddlers, harps, Punch [and Judy shows], pantomime, monkeys, military, dancing and musical, athletes, ladies and gentlemen walking on stilts" (quoted in Hyman 1982, 247) - whose invasion of his once-quiet neighbourhood was seriously disturbing his peace. Unable and unwilling to abandon his home of nearly forty years and his extensive workshops housed nearby, Babbage fought back against the street performers in every way possible, having several of them arrested, attacking them in print, and helping to get an act passed in Parliament "for the better regulation of Street Music within the Metropolitan Police District." This final public crusade of Babbage's life made him the butt of ridicule, and left him with a reputation for eccentricity and irascibility that persisted for over a century after his death. This reputation turns out to have been at least partly undeserved, however. In 1983 Babbage's autopsy report was rediscovered among some family papers; it shows Babbage to have suffered from a form of arterial disease that is now known to cause degeneration of the inner ear, resulting in a hearing disorder. This might have been the source of Babbage's acute sensitivity to noise and intolerance of discordant disturbances (Swade 2000, 213-14). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Life of William Hickling Prescott.

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864. - A comprehensive biography of the first great American historian, which includes significant unpublished correspondence, much of it to and from other literary figures. The printed dedication from Ticknor is to William Howard Gardnier and William Armory, and this copy is one of the two possible dedication copies: inscribed on the front blank to "William H. Gardnier Esq / with kindest regards & wishes / Geo. Ticknor / December 31, 1863." Royal 8vo, original gilt-decorated green cloth, t.e.g., others untrimmed, gilt lettering. Frontis portrait, vignette title, manuscript facsimile, one plate and 14 engraved vignettes in the text. BAL vol. 7, page 181. Front hinge starting, but sound; facsimile plate loose; cloth slightly bubbled and worn at the edges; very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Brief mit eigenh. U. sowie ca. 30 weiteren U. von Bühnenkümstlern.

      Frankfurt a. M., 25. II. 1864. - 2 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Folio. An den Sänger Ludwig Cramolini (1805-1884) mit einer Gratulation zu dessen 40jährigem Bühnenjubiläum: "Die unterzeichneten Mitglieder des hiesigen Stadttheaters gratulieren Dir von Herzen zu Deinem 40 jährigen Künstler-Jubiläum. Deinem ersten Auftreten am Wiener Hofoperntheater als 'Joconde' in der gleichnamigen Oper, wohnte ich bei [.] Da war ich schon als Waldhornist im Orchester angestellt. Ich bin also hier wohl der Älteste Deiner Bekannten, und erlaube mir deshalb mich zuerst zu unterschreiben [.]". - Es folgen über 30 weitere Unterschriften des Kapellmeisters Georg Goltermann (1824-1898), von Paul Josef Hysel, Karl Pichler, von Kaminski, Julius Burger, Alexis Müller, Robert Lanius, Adam Diehl, Erni Schneider, Anton Roll, Albert Lebrun, Otto Stotz, Auguste Lauber-Versing, Paul Zademack, Eichberg, Theo Vollmer, Maria Bartelmann, C. Heussenstamm, Röhrig, Maria Meyer, Viktor Moritz, Luise Wolff, Auguste Geisthardt, Antonie Berl, Toni Labitzky, Wilhelm Dettmer, Georg Müller, Lina Wallbach, E. Oppenheimer, v. Hassel etc. - Etwas angestaubt und fleckig sowie mit stärkeren Randschäden.

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      Tip. della Reci(usione) Militare, Savona 1864 - folio. contemporary green morocco with covers with gilt fillet and corner ornaments, gilt center ornament. 32 unnumbered leaves printed on rectos only. LUOGOTENENTE-COLONNELO COMANDANTE IL CORPO MONSCHETTIERI. Text in Italian. Each page framed by beautifully color printed ornaments and borders. The printing itself is partially done in various colors on different backgrounds. See Fumagalli, Lexicon typographicum p. 387 (for Savona where printing started in 1474). A magnificent Italian type specimen issued by the Military Printing Department of Savona to celebrate the opening of an art exhibition there. Printed on fine paper. A scarce book with no copies located by WorldCat, COPAC, ICCU (2900 Italian libraries). Edges bumped. Some rubbing on cover. contemporary green morocco with covers with gilt fillet and corner ornaments, gilt center ornament [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Odaria Anakreontos: Odes D'Anacreon avec LIV Compositions par Girodet [alternate title]: Apotheose D'Anacreon

      De Firmin Didot Freres, Paris 1864 - First edition of this translation. Text in Greek. Translated by D'Amb. Firmin Didot. 54 mounted albumen plates of classical illustrations by Girodet (mostly mounted two per page). Full leather. Rebacked, boards quite worn, appears to lack front and rear blanks, a good only copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Frederick A. Aiken Urging Frmont to Run Against Lincoln

      Washington, D.C. 1864 - Autograph Letter Signed, to John C. Frmont, Washington, D.C., June 12, 1864. 2 pp. 7 3/4 x 9 3/4". With the war going badly, the 1864 election is no shoo-in for the incumbent.Frederick A. Aiken, former Secretary of the Democratic National Convention, applauds General John C. Frmont's nomination by the Radical Republicans. He suggests that Frmont will have the blessing of the Democrats if he goes up against Lincoln for the Republican nomination. Aiken went on to serve (unsuccessfully) as defense attorney for Lincoln assassination conspirator Mary Surratt. Complete Transcript "Washington D.C. June 12th 1864.Sir: Up to the present time I have not heard from any democrat in this city an unkind word concerning yourself since the action of the Cleveland Convention. The Platform promulgated by that convention and your brave, truthful and powerful letter of acceptance have completely disarmed all bitter and personal hostility at the hands of the democratic party and if the choice or alternative with us was either Mr. Lincoln or the nominee of the Cleveland Convention we should to a man take the latter. We shall do all we can to elect our own candidate but we certainly shall not find time to wage war against you: and if we are successful we shall be generous. At [text loss] last meeting of the National Democratic Association here, the mention of your name by Hon. T.B. Florence was received with genuine and [2] hearty cheers. What I want to say is this. The democrats are willing to help you all they can as against Mr. Lincoln and if I could be put in communication with the chairman of your national committee I think I could make a suggestion that would do infinite good and not be attended with great expense. I was the Secretary of the National Dem. Executive Com. (Breckenridge & Lane) during the last Presidential election and have experience in such affairs. I have the honor to be Very truly & Respectfully Yr. ob't serv't F.A. AikenTo / Maj Gen'l John C. Fremont[docket:] Enclosed as JCF / 15th June 1864"Historical BackgroundOn May 31, 1864, Republicans and abolitionists who were dissatisfied with Lincoln's management of the war met in Cleveland. Among them were such powerful figures as Schuyler Colfax, Frederick Douglass, Horace Greeley, and Wendell Phillips. The Cleveland Herald ridiculed the gathering of "sly politicians from New York, impetuous hare-brained Germans from St. Louis, abolitionists, and personal friends and parasites of Frmont." In addition to advocating a constitutional amendment immediately ending slavery - something Lincoln also supported - the Cleveland Republicans put together a platform that included a limit of one term for the chief executive and confiscation of all rebel lands in the South. They also nominated John C. Frmont as their presidential candidate, and New Yorker John Cochrane for vice president. They confusingly called themselves the "Radical Democracy."Lincoln and his advisors were not overly concerned about the third party. Army Chief of Staff Henry Halleck called the Cleveland meeting the "Ragtail convention," and professed that Frmont merely wanted to be bought off. If the aim of the organizers of the Cleveland Convention was to influence the mainline of the Republican Party, then they failed. The Republicans met in Baltimore on June 7 and 8, and renominated Lincoln, replacing Hannibal Hamlin on the ticket with Tennessee Unionist Andrew Johnson.In this letter, Democrat F.A. Aiken (1810-1878), a high-ranking advisor in John C. Breckenridge's 1860 presidential campaign, suggests to Frmont a clandestine collaboration with the Democrats to defeat Lincoln. It was one of the few times in American history that a sitting wartime president stood for reelection, and Lincoln faced considerable opposition. The war was not going well in the late spring of 1864. Nine days earlier, the Battle of Cold Harbor - Grant's worst setback in the Overland Campaign - had reached i. (See website for full description)

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        Tabby's Travels

      Edinburgh - Andrew Elliot, 1864 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of Lucy Ellen Guernsey's Tabby's Travels. Bound in cloth with blindstamped boards and gilt lettering. First edition. Scarce. With a small nameplate on the front pastedown. Very rarely seen and then often in terrible condition. Here it is better than usual. Lucy Ellen Guernsey (1826-1899) was an American author of juvenile novels. She wrote more than 60 books, most of them published by the American Sunday School Union. She was active in the Episcopal church and from the years 1888-1899 edited Parish Visitor, a religious journal distributed in prisons, homes and hospitals. Condition: The binding is loose with several pages detached, but present. The front inner hinge is attached by the cords only and may detach in the post despite due care given. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild bumping. Internally the pages are clean and bright with the occasional handling mark or spot. There is a 2cm closed tear to the bottom of page 17 and a 1. 5cm closed tear to the Jack Webster plate. There is an ink inscription on the front blank. Overall the condition is fair..

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      Shanghai. 1863-1864. - Thirty three large folio broadsides and broadsheets (nineteen broadside and fourteen broadsheets). Old fold lines. Moderate chipping, soiling, and wear. Overall, about very good. Large group of broadside and broadsheet extras published in THE NORTH-CHINA HERALD, containing news and information on shipping and trade in China. On June 22, 1860, the NORTH- CHINA HERALD was made the official organ of all Notifications proceeding from Her Majesty's Legation and Superintendency of Trade in China. The supplements here are dated between March 7, 1863 and Jan. 16, 1864. The shipping intelligence incudes a list of vessels both arriving and departing, as well as those merchant vessels shipping in the Shanghai harbor and at Woosung. Each list gives particulars about the more than one hundred twenty merchant vessels arriving and departing the port, including the name of each ship, its date of arrival, rigging, weight, captain, consignment, destination, and intended dispatch. Each supplement is likewise filled with interesting advertisements for rentals, goods, and tradesmen. In the supplement for Oct. 17, 1863, a significant portion of the sheet is devoted to the case concerning the salvage of the steamer William IV. The listing for Jan. 9, 1864, prints a long letter by W.H. Alexander, Acting Colonial Secretary, on the Compradore System in China, the system upon which the economy of Hong Kong was built under British colonial rule. A further issue publishes the official returns of the export of tea and silk for the year 1863. An interesting collection, rich in informative detail.

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        Tom Moody's Tales.

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1864. - Not a Sour Note in This Collection by Lemon[LEMON, Mark, editor]. [BROWNE, Hablot Knight, illustrator]. Tom Moody's Tales. With Illustrations by Hablot K. Brown. Edited by Mark Lemon. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1864. First edition. Octavo (7 1/16 x 5 1/8 in; 180 x 130 mm). [8], 173, [1, as blank], [2, adv.] pp. Thirteen black and white plates including frontispiece. Handsomely bound, ca. 1920s, by Rivière & Sons (stamp-signed to upper turn-in) in emerald green crushed morocco with original cloth bound in. French fillets. Five gilt ruled raised bands, six elaborately gilt decorated compartments. Wide, gilt turn-ins. Double ruled edges. All edges gilt. A few small stains to upper cover, light spots of foxing to two leaves, otherwise a fine and most handsomely bound copy.Featuring fourteen short stories in the sporting fiction genre written in their entirety (rather than merely edited) by journalist, novelist, playwright and actor Mark Lemon (1809-1870). Lemon was co-founder and for 30 years editor of Punch; "Tom Moody" was a pseudonym first adopted by Lemon in 1834 for a series of pieces that appeared in the New Sporting Magazine. As an actor he appeared in his friend Charles Dickens's private theatricals at Tavistock House. He was a friend of illustrator George Cruikshank, Wm. Makepeace Thackeray, and many other lights of his day. In short, he stood near the center of London's intellectual circle.Of Hablot K. Brown, the illustrator known as Phiz who was Dicken's primary illustrator, little need be added here. His illustrations for each of the stories herein possess all the amusing charm that he is known for.CBEL, p. 2006. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

      Boston: T.O.H.P. Burnham. 1864. First. First edition. Blue cloth gilt. Professionally rebacked, with endpapers replaced, else a fine copy of this children's classic. .

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        The Reptiles of British India.

      - London, published for the Ray Society by R. Hardwicke, 1864. 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio (364 x 255mm). pp. xxvii, (1), 452, with 26 lithographed plates. Contemporary green half morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt ornaments. Günther (1830-1914), the German-born ichthyologist, was also an eminent herpetologist. As keeper of the zoological collections of the British Museum, London, he published many standard-works as well on fishes as on amphibians and reptiles, which were reprinted several times. The above work has been issued to the subscribers to the "Ray Society" for the year 1863. Apart from some small wormholes a fine copy of this fundamental work of which the edition was limited to 750 copies.Nissen ZBI, 1744; Wood 371. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        British Game Birds and Wildfowl. Illustrated with Sixty Coloured Plates.

      Groombridge and Sons, London 1864 - Measures 12 by 10 inches, 32 by 26 cm. iv, 252 pp. With sixty lithographic color plates, all finished by hand. Occasional light foxing. Plates are bright and fresh. Rubbing to contemporary red morocco along joints, extremities, edges, corners. One quarter-sized splotch on marble pastedown.

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        Seize mille lieues à travers l’Asie et l’Océanie. Voyage exécuté pendant les années 1858-1861. Sibérie, Désert de Gobi, Péking, Fleuve Amour, Japon, Australie, Nouvelle-Zélande, Inde, Himalaya Ouvrage contenant une carte et un Panorama de l’Himalaya.

      Paris, Librairie De L. Hachette et Cie, 1864 - 2 vol. gd in-18° ; (2)-428 pp.-1 carte repliée h.-t./(2)-427 pp.- 1 panorama replié h.-t., demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs joliment orné, titre or, caissons or, filets or, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire. Numa Broc, Dictionnaire Asie, p. 401. Vivien de Saint-Martin, L’Année Géographique, 1865, pp. 204 et 213. Édition originale. Exemplaire ayant appartenu (ex-libris manuscrit daté de janvier 1865) à Issac Demole, traducteur du « Monde primitif de la Suisse », d’Oswald Heer (naturaliste et explorateur suisse), dont il fut un ardent admirateur. En octobre 1858, Henry Russell (1834-1909), quitta sa famille pour un périple autour du monde. Son plan de voyage était le suivant : gagner Saint-Pétersbourg et Moscou afin de prendre la route de la Sibérie orientale pour arriver à Pékin par la Mongolie. Des steppes mongoles, Russell entreprit la redoutable traversée du désert de Gobi en carriole, franchit la Grande Muraille et, le 1er mars il pénétra dans la ville de Pékin. Après un bref contact à Hakodate (23 juin), ville portuaire du Japon (île d’Hokkaido), une canonnière russe le débarqua à Shanghai d’où il poursuivit son voyage par Hong-Kong, l’Australie et la Nouvelle-Zélande. Ayant renoncé à son tour du monde, Russell visita l’Inde et l’Himalaya (cette variante imprévue deviendra la partie la plus importante et la plus originale de son voyage), durant une année. De retour en Europe par l’Ouest, notre globe-trotteur fit escale au Caire et à Constantinople. À partir de 1861, Russell se consacra à l’exploration et à la conquête des Pyrénées dont il fut l’un des pionniers. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        If anyone attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot."

      1864 - Silk Flag Banner designed by Leutze, created by Tiffany & Co., and presented to Gen. John A. Dix at a public ceremony on the evening of April 23, 1864, at the close of the NY Metropolitan Fair in Aid of the U.S. Sanitary Commission. Framed. 78 1/4 in. x 68 1/4 in. Unique Flag Designed by Emanuel Leutze and Manufactured by Tiffany & Co. for Union Major General John A. Dix This unique presentation flag celebrates one of the most famous orders of the Civil War, issued by Dix on January 29, 1861: "If Captain Breshwood, after arrest, undertakes to interfere with the command of the cutter, tell Lieutenant Caldwell to consider him as a mutineer. If anyone attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot."On July 17, 1863, Dix had been appointed by President Lincoln to relieve General Wool as commander of the Department of the East, including New York, responding to draft riots that took 1,000 lives or more, and cost over one million dollars in property damage. Dix arrived on the 18th, immediately after the July 13-16 riots. His successful management of a still explosive situation is credited with preventing the riots from resuming when the draft was reinstated in mid-August.The day after Thanksgiving, 1864, with the help of Maj. Thomas T. Eckert, and a Confederate double-agent working in Canada, Dix and his men thwarted a massive terrorist plot to simultaneously burn at least a dozen NYC hotels, just as the blazes were lit. (Bates, 300)The artist, Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (1816-1868), a German-born painter of Jewish heritage, who specialized in American patriotic images, donated his time for the design of this flag. (Morgan Dix) Immigrating to America as an infant with his parents, Leutze lived in Philadelphia, where he received his initial art training, and Fredericksburg, Virginia. From 1840-1859, he studied and worked in Germany and Italy. In 1843, Columbus in Chains won him the Brussels Art Exhibition's gold medal, and was subsequently purchased by New York's Art Union. In 1848, a year of revolutions in Europe, Leutze decided to create a body of work that would encourage Europe's liberal reformers with the example of the American Revolution. Using American tourists and art students as models and assistants, Leutze completed his iconic and monumental Washington Crossing the Delaware in 1851. This series included: Washington at Monmouth, News from Lexington, Sergeant Jasper, and Washington at Princeton.Leutze returned to the U.S. in 1859, opening a studio in New York City, and in 1860 was elected a member of the National Academy. Commissioned to decorate a stairway in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., he traveled to the Rocky Mountains to paint in fresco. In 1861 he finished this project, with what is now another iconic work, Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way (or Westward Ho!). Additionalcommissions from the government, cut short by untimely death, were Civilization, intended for the Senate Chamber, and a painting of the largest size, The Emancipation. His eldest son, Eugene H. C. Leutze, served in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War and after.The manufacturer, Tiffany & Co., was established in 1837, by Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902) and John B. Young, as Tiffany & Young, a stationery and fancy goods retail store in lower Manhattan. In 1841, the store expanded as Tiffany, Ellis & Young, gaining a reputation for selling the finest goods, Bohemian glass and porcelain being a specialty. During this time they began manufacturing their own styles of jewelry. By the early 1850s, they were also known for their silver designs, and in 1851 were the first American company to use the British 925/1000 silver standard, later adopted as the U.S. Sterling Standard. Tiffany assumed control of the company in 1853, renaming it Tiffany & Co. In 1861, Tiffany was commissioned to design a presentation pitcher for Lincoln's inauguration; that same year, Mary Todd Lincoln received a. (See website for full description)

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        Recueil de portraits des députés du Corps Législatif 1864.

      photographie Franck, 18 rue Vivienne. 1864 - In-4, 87 portraits photographiques montés sur onglets par Franck.Relié demi-chagrin marron, dos à nerfs. Titre doré sur le dos. Franck débute dans la littérature. En 1845, il se lance dans la photographie. De 1849 à 1857, il est en exil volontaire à Barcelone. Puis il ouvre à Paris un studio florissant. Il est également professeur à l'Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures, à Sai [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Maine Woods.

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864 - Octavo. Original plum pebble-grained cloth, titles to spine gilt, brown coated endpapers, boards blocked in blind with eight-point cornerpieces and central wreath. With a later cloth protector. Boards lightly rubbed at extremities, spine faded. A superb copy, the binding tight and the cloth fresh. First edition. One of 1650 copies published on May 28, 1864 with the list of Thoreau's books priced and no edition statement on the copyright page. The cloth is a variant not listed in BAL. In August of 1846 Thoreau briefly left Walden Pond to travel to Mount Katahdin in Maine. The record of this trip, entitled "Ktaadn", was first published in The Union magazine in 1848, and became the first chapter of the present volume. The second chapter, "Chesuncook", relates a trip to Maine in 1853 and the final chapter, previously unpublished, describes a journey along the Allegash river. A beautiful copy, Thoreau's books are rarely found in such excellent condition. BAL 20113.

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      1864 - FERGUSSON, James. THE ROCK-CUT TEMPLES OF INDIA. Illustrated by seventy- four photographs taken on the spot by Major Gill. London: John Murray, 1864. xix, 76 pp. (numbered to 78). 8vo., half red gilt morocco over plain grey cloth boards. with 68 of the 74 half-stereo albumen prints. Langdon Warner's copy with a few notes in pencil in his hand. Boards and leather worn, scraped; top of spine chipped 1 1/2 in. Overopened at title page. Pages are stiff card with mounted albumen photo illustrations from stereo- half negatives rather than reduced photo copies which was often the case in this period. All of Fergusson's writings on Indian architecture are important, this was his favourite and most deeply understood subject. Tissue guards intact. The caves of Ajunta and Ellora. Photos small, most about 3 1/4 x 3 in., but lovely, in excellent condition. Gernsheim, Incunabula, 211 and 212 (variant titles). Rare. As is with 68 photos only.

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        Maine Woods

      Ticknor and Fields 1864 - First Edition, First Printing. A spectacular copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION "with a list of Thoreau's books with prices, publisher's catalogue dated April 1864 and the last leaf advertising The Thirteenth Volume." This magnificent copy is the nicest copy that we have seen and probably the best a collector could hope to find. The lettering on the spine is present, not worn like most copies, and the cloth has retained the rich colors of dark brown, while most copies of this book are so faded that the cloth looks light brown. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the spine ends and folds. The pages are exceptionally clean, with no writing or marks in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this TRUE FIRST EDITION housed in a custom slipcase for preservation and presentation. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Ticknor & Fields, Boston 1864 - Original purple Z cloth. BAL 20113: 1650 copies printed though Borst A4.1.a states that 1450 copies were printed. True first printing with list of Thoreau's books priced. Catalogue dated April 1864 with last leaf advertising "The Thirteenth Volume." About THE MAINE WOODS, Dave Foreman, Earth-First eco-warrior/author, has written that it is "Thoreau's finest book, far deeper and more important than WALDEN . on his two trips into the deep Maine wilderness [Thoreau] had the epiphany that enabled him to realize that 'in wildness is the preservation of the world.' MAINE not WALDEN changed American intellectual history." Contents clean. Spine pleasantly sunned, tips a bit frayed, gilt clear. Near Fine and scarce in this condition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Maine Woods

      Ticknor & Fields, Boston 1864 - Octavo (18.5cm); variant binding (not noted by Blanck) of Brown LI cloth; lettered in gilt on spine with decorative stamping in blind on front and rear covers; [viii], [1]-328pp; brown coated endpapers. First Printing (per Blanck), with priced list facing title page; this copy bound without publisher's ads at rear (not an issue point). Cloth evenly faded and rubbed, slightly more faded on spine; mild fraying to cloth at spine ends; faint moisture mark to bottom margin of final 15 leaves; still a tight, Very Good or better copy, with hinges sound and spine gilt bright and legible. Blanck notes a total First Printing of 1650 copies. BAL 20113. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome with Notices of the So-Called "Amazons," the Grand Customs, the Yearly Customs, the Human Sacrifices, the Present State of the Slave Trade, and the Negro's Place in Nature.

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1864 - Two volumes, 8vo., rebacked, original blindstamped and gilt cloth. Frontispiece in each volume. Vol. 1: pp. xv (of xvii), 386. Corners bumped, a total of 17 leaves blindstamped, mainly at the beginning and at the end, a few scattered tiny stains in the margins and mirrored stains in the margins of the pages 142/143, 304/305 and 318/319. Vol. 2: pp iv (of vi), 412. Corners bumped, a total of 30 leaves blindstamped, mainly at the beginning and at the end, further an exceptional clean volume. Both copies with new endpapers and both missing half-titles. Apart from the defects mentioned this is a nice and clean set of the first issue of the first edition with page 181 of volume 2 misnumbered as page 381. Richard F. Burton travelled and explored a.o. the African continent extensively, probably is the most important 19th century British explorer and published several books on this part of the world, which are all quite sought after nowadays. He published books as well on Iceland, Brasil and of course on Arabia. Gay 2876. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Small House at Allington, The

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1864. - Often Found "Exceptionally Dirty"Here, Exceptionally Clean and BrightTROLLOPE, Anthony. The Small House at Allington. With Eighteen Illustrations by J.E. Millais, R.A. In Two Volumes. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1864.First edition in book form, with first printing points in Volume I (with"hobbledehoya" on p. 33, line 1, and with p. 70 paginated "0." Two octavo volumes (8 9/16 x 5 5/8 inches; 218 x 142 mm.). [4], [312; [4], 316 pp. No half-titles, as published. Eighteen wood-engraved plates by Dalziel after J.E. Millais (including frontispiece in each volume).Original dark green wave-grain cloth with covers decoratively paneled in blind and front covers and spines decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Original grayish-chocolate endpapers. Publisher’s advertisements printed in black on front and rear pastedowns. Minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Some light foxing. A few tiny marginal tears to leaves 23/1, 23/2, and 23/3 (pp. 33/34, 35/36, and 37/38) in Volume II. Armorial bookplate of Arthur William Bennett on front pastedown of each volume. An excellent and very bright copy of a title often found "exceptionally dirty" (Sadleir). Housed in a green silk covered slipcase.The last comparable copy to appear on the market was the Bradley Martin copy, which was sold at Sotheby’s New York on May 1, 1990, for $8,800.First appeared in the Cornhill Magazine from September 1862 to April 1864. The fifth book in the Barsetshire series, which follows the romantic entanglements of one of Trollope’s most popular heroines, Lily Dale. Lily, who lives in the eponymous "small house" with her widowed mother and her sister, Bell, is wooed by a handsome young government clerk, Adolphus Crosbie, and they soon become engaged. The match is generally agreed to be a very fortunate one for Lily, although there are some worries about Crosbie’s "dangerous pretensions," worries that prove to be well-founded when he jilts Lily for Lady Alexandrina de Courcy and her aristocratic connections. Lily is also pursued by one of her childhood friends, the fare more honest and worthy John Eames, and yet in spite of his devotion, John is unable to persuade Lily to marry him.Sadleir, Trollope, 18. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Washington. July 1, 1864. - Broadside, measuring 19 1/2 x 16 inches; mounted and framed to 24 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches. Old fold lines. Minor soiling and wear. Very good. Attractive engraved broadside, completed in manuscript and signed by President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, appointing Arthur B. Carpenter to the rank of First Lieutenant in the Nineteenth Regiment of Infantry in the Union Army. Carpenter survived the Civil War and was promoted to Captain, serving with Philip Sheridan in the Indian wars on the Western frontier. With the embossed seal of the War Department and contemporary docketing near the top. Very nice and framed for display.

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        Hagada shel pesach im tziyurim vetirgum Italki. L'HAGGADA ILLUSTRATA tradotta da A. V. Morpurgo

      Colombo Coen (Jonah Cohen);, Trieste 1864 - THe pages are too large to scan in their entirety, so the images you see are only a portion of the actual page. [4], 64, 2 pages. C. Roth - Printed Illuminated Haggadoth in Areshet Vo. III pages 278-28. ¿Executed in an indubitable Victorian style, [the illustrations] enhance the Hagadah with true elegance.¿ See Roth, page 27. The gold embossed letters A.V. on the board may represent Avraham Vita, who was the translator and that would make it his copy. "The Trieste Hagadah is undoubtedly the most distinguished illustrated edition produced in Europe during the nineteenth century." (Yerushalmi). Different in format and design from any Hagadah that preceded it, the Trieste Hagadah's engraved illustrations, though inspired by the iconographic themes of the past, display a welcome freshness of design. See Yerushalmi 102-105. Finely illustrated by C. Kirchmayr with 58 copper-plates. Hebrew text with Italian translation. Musical arrangements on final leaf contains the musical notes for Adir Hu, Adir Beimlukha, and Ehad Mi Yodeyah. Yudlov 1217, Yaari 899. Attractive half leather spine with gilt label is new. Rest of binding is 19th century. This copy was owned by Avraham Tabachnik a prominent teacher in 20th century Israel who was named after Avraham Tabachnik of Zhitomir, whose son immigrated to Israel in 1929. Avraham Tabachnik's signature appears IN PENCIL on the title page. There is also a small purple rubber stamp impression of his name in Hebrew near the top edge of the title page and the first and last blank. Beautifully and richly illustrated Haggadah printed in Trieste, with elaborately engraved Gothic title page depicting Moses, Aaron, David and Solomon, and with 58 splendid wood engravings by C. Kirchmayr (one on nearly every page). As the engraved title page already indicates, the Haggadah is different in format and design from any that preceded it, no mean achievement in an age when the Venetian and Amsterdam Haggadah illustrations were being copied and recopied in seemingly endless succession. Almost every page contains a large engraving above the text, drawn by C. Kirchmayr. Though inspired by the iconographic themes of the past, the Trieste engravings are not a mere aping of the stereotypes then current, but display a welcome freshness of design A scene showing the family around the Seder table had been a standard feature of almost all illustrated Haggadahs. As certain influential Haggadahs began to be copied later, the representation of the Seder became increasingly anachronistic [However,] in the Trieste Haggadah the artist has clearly set out to present a middle-class Italian Jewish family of his own time. Not only are the men and women dressed in the current style, but each of them exhibits an individuality rarely encountered before" (Yerushalmi, 102-105). The ultimate leaf contains the musical notes for Adir Hu, Adir Bimlukha, and Ekhad Mi Yodeyah. Light foxing and usual ceremonial staining. An extremely good copy. Additional scans available upon request. One page has a slight tear but no loss and one page has a sliver of reinforcement at the margin. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kadmoniyot ha-Yehudim

      Tipografii R. M. Romma, Vilna 1864 - 12mo. 411pp. Modern decoratively marbled paper covered boards, with original cloth covered boards bound inside. We believe this to be the first ever Hebrew translation of Flavius Josephus' "Antiquities of the Jews." This work is extremely rare, as OCLC only lists 3 libraries that own this work. A page of Yiddish printing has been pasted on the original cloth boards. Title page crudely repaired with tape. Sporadic foxing and staining throughout, but text is clean. Stamp of "Dawid Probst" on verso of title page. Aside from faults, book is a good reading copy. Flavius Josephus a.k.a. Joseph b. Matityahu was a 1st century Jewish historian and soldier. During the 66-70 C.E. Jewish revolt against Rome, he was made commander of Galilee. He surrendered to the Romans rather then commit suicide. After the war, Josephus spent the last three decades of his life living in a villa outside of Rome under imperial patronage and writing his histories. He authored The Jewish War, The Antiquities of the Jews, Against Apion and an autobiography. Josephus' historical works are among the most valuable sources for the study of 1st century Judaism and the context for early Christianity. This is due, among other things to the fact that they are products of his firsthand experience and his peculiar position as a defender of Judaism and a supporter of Rome. While Josephus was ignored by Jewish tradition (the Talmud makes no mention of him), he was embraced by the Church. This was mainly because of the Testimonium Flavianum passage from the Antiquities Book 18, which refers to Jesus and even calls him the Messiah. (Whether or not this passage was all or in part added in by a Christian scribe is a matter of some debate among scholars.) Such Church Fathers as Origin, Jerome and Ambrose, as well as the early ecclesiastical historian Eusebius quote him in their work.For more information: 1) On Josephus:The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05.The Encyclopedia Britannica, 11th edition (1911)Encyclopedia Judaica (1972)2) On the different editions:Graesse: Tresor de Livres Rares et Precieux ou Nouveau Dictionnaire Bibliographique. (Martino: Cambridge, MA.)Heinz Schreckenberg: Bibliographie zu Flavius Josephus (Leiden: Brill. 1968)Heinz Schreckenberg: Bibliographie zu Flavius Josephus. Supplementband mit Gesamtregister (Leiden: Brill. 1979)Louis H. Feldmann: Josepus. A Supplementary Bibliography. (Garland: New York/London. 1986)Kalman Schulman was a 19th century Russian Jewish maskil (philosophe), who advocated for the use of Hebrew, as opposed to Yiddish, as a means of advancing Jewish culture. He wrote works of history and science in Hebrew thus making him an important forerunner of Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and the creation of modern Hebrew. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        From Union War Headquarters at City Point, Virginia, Grant signs a Carte-de-Visite in October, 1864, during the siege of Petersburg

      Carte-de-visite Photo Signed, "U.S. Grant / Lt. Gen. U.S.A.", sepia toned, 2.25" X 4", backstamped "Published by E.&H.T. Anthony, / 501 Broadway, / New York./ from / Photographic Negative / in / Brady's / National Portrait Gallery". Written on verso in unknown hand, "Given by Gen _____/ to J. T Williams. / at City Point, Va. / Oct 1864." Paper remnants affixed to a portion of verso, not obstructing the backstamp. CDV is lightly soiled with a very small tear along top edge and minor restoration mentioned only for accuracy. Overall, near fine condition. Earlier in 1864, President Abraham Lincoln promoted Grant to Lieutenant General in the regular army - a rank not awarded since George Washington. When Ulysses S. Grant began the siege operation against Petersburg he selected City Point, Virginia, for his headquarters. City Point, a small port town located at the confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers (now named Hopewell), provided Grant with not only railroad and river acces

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        Souvenir historique de l'Ancienne République de Venise dédiée à Jules Favre. [ Histoire de Venise. ]

      S.l.n.d. 1864 - Illustrations de Giuseppe Gatteri, plat sup. orné de l'inscription Souvenir historique de l'Ancienne République de Venise dédiée (sic) à Jules Favre, 1 vol. in-folio oblong relié plein chagrin vert, dos lisse, plats ornés, toutes tranches dorées, chassés ornées, s.l.n.d. (circa 1864), frontispice gravée, 30 ff. n. p. alternant avec 30 planches au trait gravées sur cuivre Exceptionnel exemplaire en version française et partielle, dédicacé à Jules Favre par Ange Toffoli, ancien membre de l'éphémère République de Venise : "A Monsieur Jules Favre, membre du Corps Législatif, Avocat, etc., Hommage d'estime, et de vénération, par Ange Toffoli, ancien Ministre de la Rép. de Venise, Paris, février 1864". Il s'agit ici d'un exemplaire sans doute unique de la traduction française du début de la fameuse "Storia veneta espressa in 150 tavole" de Francesco Zanotto, illustrée par Giuseppe Gatteri : il semblerait que, vers la fin des années 1850, l'éditeur Benjamin Duprat ait annoncé, sous le titre "Histoire de Venise en 150 planches composées et dessinées par Mr Joseph Gatteri.", une traduction jamais publiée. Le présent exemplaire, partiellement et bien maladroitement traduit, paraît le rescapé de cette tentative avortée. Membre de la République de Saint Marc, crée à Venise suite à l'insurrection de la ville contre le gouvernement autrichien le 17 mars 1848, Angelo Toffoli fut Ministre sans portefeuille dans la gouvernement présidé par Daniel Manin. Tailleur de profession, cet autodidacte eut un rôle important lors des séditions des diverses casernes vénitiennes. Le témoignage d'admiration qu'il rend ici à Jules Favre s'explique largement par le soutien apporté à tous les mouvements nationaux et républicains italiens par le chef des républicains français. Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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