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        Autographed Letter Signed as Congressman

      Hiram, OH 1864 - 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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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        LE TOUR DU MONDE, NOUVEAU JOURNAL DES VOYAGES, 4 VOLUMES: ANNEES 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864

      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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        ALBUM PER L'ESPOSIZIONE DI BELLE ARTI E MESTIERI IN SAVONA. DIDICATO AL CAVALIERE TOMMASO BONGIORNI

      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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        COLLECTION OF THIRTY-THREE LARGE BROADSIDE SHIPPING LISTS ISSUED AS SUPPLEMENTS TO The North-China Herald.]

      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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        THE ROCK-CUT TEMPLES OF INDIA

      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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        THE MAINE WOODS

      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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        PRINTED BROADSIDE, SIGNED BY PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN, APPOINTING ARTHUR B. CARPENTER TO THE RANK OF FIRST LIEUTENANT].

      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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        Map of Northern Georgia, made under the Direction of Capt. W. E. Merrill

      Chattanooga 1864 - A remarkable Union Army field map, printed for Sherman's operations in Georgia. A highly detailed map of the northern part of Georgia, made under the direction of Capt. W. E. Merrill, Chief Topographical Engineer of the Army of the Cumberland. The map shows all the major roads and rail lines, in addition to natural topographical features, in northern Georgia. The map extends as far north as Chattanooga near the Georgia/Tennessee state line, and far enough south and east to include the northwest sixth of the state. The capture of Chattanooga in November 1863 gave the Union the foothold they needed to cut off supply lines and advance into the deep South. In the spring of 1864 the forces under Gen. William T. Sherman were poised to strike. As soon as Chattanooga was taken, Sherman's chief topographical engineer, Capt. William E. Merrill, "the most innovative and conscientious exponent of mapping during the Civil War", began to compile a map of northwest Georgia. Merrill had his own complete establishment for map production -- a printing press, lithographic presses, and draughtsmen. Equally importantly, Merrill's assistant Sgt. N. Finnegan developed an extraordinary body of intelligence, drawing on spies, prisoners, refugees, peddlars, itinerant preachers and scouts, what Merrill called "his motley crew". All of this information was digested by Merrill day by day, until he was notified that the campaign would begin within the week. At this point the topographers finished their work, and two hundred copies were produced, mounted on linen for field use, and distributed to field commanders down to the brigade level. In five months Merrill and his men had produced a remarkably accurate map of country that lay mostly behind enemy lines. The Merrill map was a critical aid to Sherman's campaigns in Georgia. Five days after the map was completed, on May 7, Sherman's army left Chattanooga and began its hard-fought push to the southeast, slowly driving the Confederates back to the railroad hub of Atlanta (which is in the lower right quadrant of this map). In a campaign of continual attempts by both armies to outflank each other, the understanding of the ground it would have brought the Union commanders was invaluable. Sherman took possession of Atlanta in September, and used it as a base of operations for the next two and a half months while he raided in every direction, all within the boundaries of this map. On November 15 the Federal forces burned the city, cut loose from their rail communications with Chattanooga, and began the famous March to the Sea, heading east toward Savannah, burning and pillaging everything in their path. About a week later they moved off the east edge of this map. An examination shows why this map would have been an invaluable aid to the Union commanders in the Georgia campaign. It details topography, rivers, existing roads and railroads, towns and other features on a very small scale of four miles to the inch. Conveying the latest in Union military intelligence and combining new and existing information, it would have guided Sherman and his officers through eight months of the hardest-fought campaigning of the entire Civil War. A triumph of coordinated intelligence and map-making, it is one of the most remarkable cartographic productions of the Civil War. Indeed, it might be called the "Holster Atlas" of the Georgia campaign. Stephenson, Civil War Maps in the Library of Congress , S28-29; Miller, Great Maps of the Civil War, p.39. Lithographed folding map, sectioned and linen-backed as issued. Original card covers, printed paper label. In a modern folding morocco-backed box.

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        Turkish Cookery Book. A Collection of Receipts. 1st. edn.

      Printed by W.M. Watts, Crown Court, Temple Bar. 1864 - Turkish Cookery Book. A Collection of Receipts, dedicated to those Royal and Distinguished personages, the guests of His Highness the late Viceroy of Egypt, on the occasion of the Banquet given at Woolwich, on board His Highness’s yacht the Faiz-Jehad, the 16th. July 1862. Compiled by Turabi Efendi, from the best Turkish Authorities. [The Compiler of this book reserves the right of translating.] (Printed by W.M. Watts, Crown Court, Temple Bar) n.d. 1864. Printed by W.M. Watts, Crown Court, Temple Bar. 1864. Crown 8vo. original embossed cloth, vii, 1-82pp. title and last page somewhat browned, small stain and crease to index leaves, covers slightly sunned else a remarkably good copy of an exceptionally rare item. Bitting 141. Originally compiled in 1844 by Mehmet Kamil under the title Melceu’t Tabbahim (The Sanctuary of Cooks) this was the first cookery book in Turkey to be printed by lithography and was translated by Turabi Efendi in 1864. A collection of classic recipes of the Ottoman Empire, from soups to pickles, sherbets and jams most of which could easily be made in today’s kitchens. Meat, usually lamb or mutton sometimes beef, chicken, hare and offal; fish such as salmon, red mullet, cod-fish, mackerel, halibut and sturgeon; mussels, oysters and prawns. All these are roast, grilled, stewed, minced, fried, in pastry, with and in vegetables. There is much use of herbs such as parsley, chervil, marjoram and mint; of cinnamon, cumin, saffron, nutmeg and rose-water. Imaginative use of vegetables such as aubergines and small vegetable-marrows, turnips, spinach and tomatoes; many different fruits and nuts especially almonds and pistachios. And, of course, rice in plenty as well as butter, olive oil and lemons. “Latin Chicheghi Salatassi. Put a plate of flowers of the Nasturtium in a salad bowl, with a tablespoonful of chopped chervil; sprinkle over with your fingers half a teaspoonful of salt, two or three tablespoonsful of olive oil, and the juice of a lemon; turn the salad in the bowl with a spoon and a fork until well mixed, and serve.” [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux exotiques.

      Paris, F. Savy, (1864). - (2 Bl.), 156, XII S., 32 S. (Catalogue de la librairie F. Savy), gestochener kolorierter Zwischentitel, 80 kolorierte Stahlstich-Tafeln von Pauquet, 2 (1 doppelblattgroß) Holzstich-Tafeln. Grüner Original-Leinenband (Gelenke kaum merklich restauriert). Dritte Ausgabe des hervorragend illustrierten Prachtwerkes über exotische Vögel. - Zimmer II, 382: "Brief descriptions of a number of representative species of non-European birds, illustrated by handcoloured engravings. Latin names are given to most of the species treated. The work forms the second volume of the first edition of the 'Bibliothèque Zoologique', of which the second edition appeared in 1846. A third edition, by Prévost und Lemaire was published in 1863. A companion volume, in all three editions, is entitled, 'Hist. Nat. des Ois. d'Europe'." Nissen, Illustrierte Vogelbücher 540 hält (abweichend von Zimmer) die vorliegende Ausgabe für die zweite und nennt erst für 1879 eine dritte Ausgabe. - Die beiden unkolorierten Tafeln mit Abbildungen zum separat paginierten Schlußkapitel "De la chasse et la preparation des oiseaux". - Textteil leicht stockfleckig, Tafeln nicht betroffen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        St. Leger. Passing the Judges' Stand] Doncaster Races. To the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Turf and the Subscribers to the Great St. Leger Stakes, this print representing the Horses passing the Judges Stand, is most respectfully dedicated by their Obedient and most obliged Servants, S. and J. Fuller

      S. & J. Fuller, London 1864 - A fine image of the horses passing the judges' stand, heading toward the finish "Passing the Judges' Stand" is a pair with "The Horses Starting for the Great St. Leger." (#18678) The St Leger, known world wide as the oldest classic turf race, was first entitled 'A sweepstake of 25 guineas' and was not given its present name until 3 years later. It was first run on 25 September 1776, as a sweepstake of 2 miles on Cantley Common in Doncaster. (Colts to carry 8 stone and fillies 7 stone 12 pounds). The first race was won by Allabaculia, a brown filly, owned by the Marquess of Rockingham. The second horse past the post was owned by a military gentleman, Lt Colonel Anthony St Leger, of Park Hill estate, near Firbeck, 9 miles from Doncaster. There is some controversy over the naming of the St Leger, some claim it occurred over a meal at The Red Lion in the Market place, others claim it was at the Salutation on South Parade, others at Warmsworth Hall or at Wentworth Woodhouse, the seat of the Marquess of Rotherham. When it was suggested that it should be called the Rockingham Stakes, the Marquess is said to have replied, ' No it was my friend St Leger who suggested the thing to me - call it after him.' The first official St Leger, was won by Hollandaise ridden by George Herring and owned by Sir Thomas Gascoigne. James Pollard was the youngest son of the London engraver and print-seller Robert Pollard. He began work at the age of fifteen as a painter but quickly turned to engraving as well. In the 1820s his coaching scenes became both fashionable and lucrative. "A stream of coaching paintings followed, many of which he engraved himself. From 1821 he exhibited a small number of pictures at the Royal Academy and the British Institution which brought him more patrons. Between 1830 and 1840, Pollard also painted a number of racing pictures and some of the earliest scenes of steeplechasing on purpose-made courses, many recording the prowess of the few professional and more amateur riders of the day. [In all his work Pollard took great pains over accuracy, this is particularly true of his large scale works and] it is Pollard's large racing scenes which really take off and into which one can gaze and discover a microcosm of the turf" (Charles Lane British Racing Prints p.146) Lane British Racing Prints p.149; Selway James Pollard p.45; Siltzer p.221. Aquatint, printed in colours and finished by hand, by R.W. Smart and C. Hunt.

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        Eaux Fortes Modernes. Publiees Par La Societe Des Aqua-Fortistes" Vol. 2 (Portfolio of 27 etchings by: Jules Laurents: 2 etchings / Feyen-Perrin/Jules Jacquemart/ Martial / H. Valentin/ L. Jacque/Jules Michelin/A. Queyroy/ Bachiloff/Un Anonyme/ De Dananche & more

      Cadart & Luquet, Paris. 1862-1864 - This portfolio has 26 matted etchings plus titled "Frontispiece" from the book "Eaux Fortes Modernes" published by Cadart & Luquest 1862-1864; the etchings are from only volume 2 with plates #61-120 (some plates are missing in this portfolio); they where issued over a five year period & 60 etchings issued each year; French text on frontispiece reads: "EAUX- FORTES-MODERNES - PUBLIEES- PAR-LA SOCIETE DES AQUA-FORTISTES - 2ND ANNEE - MDCCCLX1111" -A. CADART & LUQUET- Editeurs- Gerants De La Societe des Aqua-Fortisteszz"; Imp: printed by Auguste Delatre; at bottom right of each image is the text "Imp. Delatre, Rue St. Jacques, 303, Paris"; the portfolio was in the Canton Art Institute's Collection (1001 Market Avenue, North / Canton, Ohio 44702) & they put their small invisible imprint embossed at very bottom of some the sheets; all etchings are titled & labeled on back of mats & with a label notice saying "Donor: John Hemming Fry Collection"; on back of mats is stamped "Photo 7-24-70" & "Inventory Jul 22 1982"; each etching at bottom is titled, with artist name, publisher, & numbered at very top edges; paper size: 20-1/2 x 13-1/4in., image sizes vary but most are approx: 12-1/2 x 9-3/4in.; all are matted in the same size thick white acid-free mats: size: 24 x 20in; each etching is attached to the mat at tops with Archival white acid-free tape; CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS: "Frontispiece. Societe des Aqua-Fortistes": by Jules Laurents, No.1) Feyen-Perrin, plate #62: "La Barque de Caron" (Salon de 1857) (signed in the plate on boat); No.2) Jules Jacquemart, plate #64 "Untitled"; No.3) T. Martial, plate #66: "Le Canal St. Martin"; No.4) H. Valentin. plate #70: "Un Ouvrier Sevres"(signed in plate); No.5) L. Jacque, plate #72 :"Le Moulin de la Galette"(not signed in plate); No.6) Jules Michelin, plate #73 :"Pres Pont de Crosne" ( signed in the plate); No.7) A. Queyroy, plate #74: "Rue des Arenes" (signed in the plate); No.8) Bachiloff, plate #77: "Un Paysan Russe" (signed & dated 1862 in the plate); No.9) Un Anonyme, plate #78: "En Euvergne" (foxing to prints margins, this particular mate has lots of marks on it); No.10) De Dananche, plate #80: "Sous Bois" (not signed in plate); No.11) Feyen-Perrin, plate #81: "Mort d'Armar" (signed in the plate, matting has large tape pull to front bottom left); No.12) T. Abraham, plate #86: "Environs de Chateau-Gontier" (signed in the plate); No.13 & 14) Villenvielle, plate #87: 2 plates: "En Picardie 11" & "En Picardie 1" (signed & dated 1850 in the plate); No.15) Gabriel, plate #92: "En Provence" (signed &date1864 in the plate); No.16) J. Laurens, plate #93: "Sommets d'Auvergne" (signed in the plate); No.17) A. De Boret, plate # 95: "Camp de Chalons" (not signed in plate, foxing & a few tiny scratches in margin); No.18) T. Ribot, plate #99: "M.A. Cadart" (signed in the plate); No.19) A. Appian, plate #100: "Souvenirs" (not signed in the plate); No.20) F. Chaigneau, plate #104: "Femme Gardant des Moutons" (plate in signed); No.21) Bracquemond, plate #106: "Sarcelles" (signed in the plate); No.22) Maxime Lalane, plate #109: "A. Neuilly" (not signed in the plate& it appears to have a tiny spot in the image); No.23) Carolus, plate #111: "Site en Norwege" (not signed in the plate); No.24) Noterman, plate #113: "Le Singe Savetier" (signed in the plate); No.25) E. Penavulle, plate #115: "Un Bal Public" (signed with initials in plate); No.26) Zaleski, plate #119: "Partie du Colysee a Rome" (signed & dated "1864 Roma" in plate); CONDITIONS: some of the etchings have some small tears to the edges; all etchings have foxing to some degree & a few have some browning to margins; there are pulls, rubbing, marks to some of the mats & some are detached; but overall etchings in GOOD COND. ALL etchings pixs are available upon request. Etchings are wrapped in 2 different boxes & each weighing 22pds. & Extra postage necessary. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Complete Works, The

      New York: G.P. Putnam, 1864. - The People's EditionIRVING, Washington. The Complete Works. [People's Edition]. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1864. Twenty-six small octavo volumes (6 5/16 x 4 inches; 160 x 102 mm). Engraved frontispieces, head-and-tailpieces. Bound ca. 1880 in three-quarter plum calf over marbled boards ruled in blind. Smooth spines with two slightly raised bands, elaborately lettered and decorated in gilt. Marbled edges and endpapers. Spines uniformly and attractively sunned. A fine set.Washington Irving (1783-1859), American author, wit, and man of society. His highly successful burlesque, A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty (1809), supposedly by Diedrich Knickerbocker, has been called "the first great book of comic literature written by an American" (The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature). His best-known book, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (1820), contains sketches of English life, essays on American subjects, and American adaptations of German folk-tales (including "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"). It was followed by other popular works, including Bracebridge Hall (1822). Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905) was the American actor who became identified with Rip Van Winkle.

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        Petersburg and Warsaw: Scenes Witnessed during a Residence in Poland and Russia in 1863-4.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1864 - First edition. 8vo. pp. viiii, 248; real photograph as frontispiece showing "The Grand Duchess Constantine"; light stains to fore-edge of frontis., else very good in the original green cloth, gilt, which is rubbed but otherwise sound. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Showing Battles, Engagements, and Important Localities Connected with the Campaigns in Virginia

      Gustavus Belcher, Philadelphia 1864 - Original brown pebbled cloth with gilt title to the front cover. Wear to the head and the tail of the spine and the corners. Corners are bumped. Moderate browning to the pastedowns and endpapers. Previous owner's signature to the FFEP. Test block is tight with very mild age toning to the pages. 16 B & W full page maps depicting battles and prominent geographic locations. There is a section called "Remarks" which describes each map. Pages are not numbered. A VERY RARE Civil War atlas. REFERENCE CIVIL WAR MAPS 485. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859, unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. v. Wüllerstorf-Urbair - 3 Bände. In Band eins - Beilage physikalische und geognostische Weinnerungen von Alexander v. Humboldt,

      Wien: Verlag von Carl Gerold's Sohn, 1864 - 1866.. 2. Auflage VIII, 352, 30, VI, 448, VI, 442, 6 Seiten Gr. 8°, Leinen. Goldprägung, Abbildungen ( Holzschnitte), Karten, durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, sonst alle drei Bände guter Zustand

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