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        [Florida Map] Golfe du Mexique Carte de la Partie Septentrionale comprise entre l'entree du Canal de la Floride et les Bouches du Mississippi Dressee d'apres les documents les plus recents. Publiee par Ordre de L'Empereur, Sous le Ministere de Son Excellence Mr.le Mis. de Chasseloup-Laubat, Senateur, Secretaire d'Etat au Dept. de la Marine et des Colonies, au Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine. 1864.

      Very Good. 1864 1880. Map. This large format (26 1/2 x 36 inch) linen-backed map was issued to mariners iand ammend from 1864 through the present June of 1880 issue. (due in part to the outdating of its predecessors) this may be the only extant copy.; Elephant Folio 23" tall .

      [Bookseller: William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Boo]
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        Regles Internationales et Diplomatie de la Mer. Quatrieme edition. Tome 1-2. Paris

      Plon 1864 - Fourth edition. 2 vols. 8vo, xxvii, 471; [iv], 580pp, contemporary half-calf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le theatre .collationé minutieusement sur les premières editions & sur celles des années 1666, 1674 & 1682.

      Nicolaus Scheuring, Lyon - 1864-1870. 8 volumi in-8 (215x130 mm.), pp. XVI-412; pp. 452; pp. 456; pp. 426; pp. 442; pp. 414; 452; pp. 472; pp. 198. Titoli in rosso e nero. Tiratura di 400 esemplari (la nostra è su carta vergellata). Nitida e corretta edizione fatta principalmente su quelle del 1666, 1674 e 1682, ornata di un ritratto e di 165 vignette incise all'acquaforte da Frédéric Hillemacher. Raffinate legature francesi (firmate "David" sull'unghia dei contropiatti) in tutto marocchino rosso, piatti incorniciati da triplice ordine di filetti in oro, dorso a nervi con ricche decorazioni, titoli, numerazione di tomo e date incise in oro, tagli splendidamente dorati, ampia e fastosa merlatura interna. Esemplare superlativo. Bibliografia: Vicaire V, 927-929. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: AU SOLEIL D'OR Studio Bibliografico]
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        A BOOK OF QI BAISHI WOODBLOCK PRINTS, Peking / Beijing, Verlag / editor Rong Baozhai China 1952, collection of Qi Baishi woodblock prints in a brocade case,

      Brokat-Seideneinband / silk binding 4° - mit 22 Orig.Farbholzschnitte/ containing 22 woodblock colour prints. 22 Doppelbl 44 unpag. S. (jeweils ein Blatt mit einem Farbholzschnitt und einem leeren Blatt Leporello Vorwort mit einem Bildnis des Verfassers (22 double pages (each page with a woodcut in colours and a blank page), foreword with a portrait of the artist) fguter frischer Zustand / excellent condition ( Rong Bao Zhai ) 1864 - 1957, Published by Rongbaozhai, Beijing 1952 China,

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        Kongs-Emnerne. Historisk Skuespil i fem Akter.

      1864 1864 - Christiania: Johan Dahls Forlag 1864. Med 2 sider noder. [4] + 218 s. + "Margretes Vuggesang" [4] s. Titelbladet let skjoldet, ellers velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet i smukt privat, let falmet helskind med farvet titelfelt og rig forgyldt ryg, samt guldbort ind- og udvendig på permer samt kanter. Bindet signeret Anker Kyster. * Musiken til "Margretes Vuggesang" er komponeret af forlæggerens hustru Emma Dahl. "Til Danmark kom der efter Georg Brandes Udsagn næppe tyve Eksemplarer af den trykte Bog, og af de samtidige litterære Kritikere var det blot Clemens Petersen og Dr. C. Rosenberg, som skjænkede Arbejdet nogen Opmærksomhed." (J.B. Halvorsen). Bibl. Norvegica IV, 6573. Skougaard II,46.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Lettre autographe signée adressée à sa mère par un Baudelaire crépusculaire : « L'état de dégoût où je suis me fait trouver toute chose encore plus mauvaise. »

      - [Bruxelles] Dimanche matin 14 [août 1864], 13,4x20,6cm, 3 pages sur un feuillet remplié. - Handwritten lettera autografa firmata a sua madre datata "Domenica mattina 14". Alcuni sottolineatura, cancellazioni e correzioni. Collection Armand Godoy, n ° 188. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Lettre autographe signée, rédigée à l'encre noire, adressée à sa mère et datée du "dimanche matin 14". Quelques soulignements, biffures et corrections de l'auteur. Ancienne collection Armand Godoy, n°188. Baudelaire crépusculaire : « L'état de dégoût où je suis me fait trouver toute chose encore plus mauvaise. »   Attiré par la promesse d'une glorieuse renommée, Baudelaire se rend en Belgique en avril 1864 pour quelques conférences et l'espoir d'une rencontre fructueuse avec les éditeurs des Misérables, Lacroix et Verboeckhoven. Ceux-ci ne se déplaceront pas, les conférences seront un échec et Baudelaire nourrira contre la « Pauvre Belgique » une ranc

      [Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet]
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        Beiträge zur Kenntniss der Poesie der Alten Araber

      Hannover: Carl Rümpler,, 1864. Octavo. Original buff paper wrappers printed in black, edges untrimmed. Frequent Arabic types. From the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Colonel Samuel Barrett Miles (1838-1914), with printed bookplate noting his widow's bequest of the collection to Bath Public Library in 1920, and associated manuscript shelf-marks and blind-stamps as usual. Wrappers marked and with a few expertly repaired tears, occasional pale spotting, a few gatherings loose (apparently never bound in), and several unopened. A very good copy. First edition of this foundational study of early Arabic poetry. Nöldeke worked almost entirely from unpublished manuscripts holdings in the libraries of Berlin, Gotha, and Leiden. His account discusses the Mu'allaqat, the Lamiyat al-'Arab of al-Shanfarah, Ibn Qutaybah's Tabaqat al-Shu'ara', and works by lesser-known figures such as Arabian Jews and Mutammim ibn Nuwayrah, many of which are printed in the original Arabic. Nöldeke (1836-1930) was one of the greatest Semitists of the 19th century. He also wrote a highly influential study of the Qur'an, and numerous grammars. One of his main theses was that much early Arabic poetry was written at a later date. Uncommon: no copies traced at auction.

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        Maurice De Guérin, Journal, Lettres et Poèmes.

      Librairie Académique Didier et Cie, Paris 1864 - Publiés avec l'assentiment de sa famille par G.S. Trebutien et précédés d'une étude biographique et littéraire par M. Sainte-Beuve. Nouvellle édition, dans laquelle est paru pour la première fois le poème "la bacchante". Signature Fechoz-Letouzey sur première garde. Dos à nerfs, caissons et fleurons dorés, date en queue, plats marbrés avec double filets dorés, tête dorée. 474p, avec un portrait gravé en frontispice. Size: In8

      [Bookseller: Rossignol]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 - 1864 original Wisden rebound w/o wrappers excellent conditio

      1864. For sale here is an original 1864 Wisden which has recently been beautifully rebound in green cloth with a green leather spine and the title and year in gilt to the spine. The binding is identical to several others we are listing and has been done by Scriveners Bookbinders in Buxton, Derbyshire. The original wrappers have not been preserved but the book is otherwise complete. The title page has had a tiny amount of restoration to the page edges but otherwise the contents are entirely unrestored, complete, original and in very nice condition with just the odd spot or mark but really in excellent condition. As a bonus, the book is signed ""to the reader"" page by Charles Pardon, the editor of the Almanac from 1887 to 1891. The book doesn't appear to be a presentation copy but appears to have been Pardon's own copy. A very rare book in excellent condition, brilliantly rebound, with the added bonus of the signature and offered at a very competitive price.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        A History of British Fishes - Volumes III and IV

      London: Groombridge and Sons, 1864. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 volume set. Volumes 3 & 4 only. 26 cm. Bound in lovely contemporary blue half morocco and cloth. Raised spine bands. Four fish gilt spines. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. 132 hand-colored plates. Nissen 979. Heraldic bookplates of William Henry Abbey and William Hall Walker, 1st Baron Wavertree. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US. (Volume1 was published in 1862, vols 3-4 1864, 1865)

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Biblothèque de M. Favart. Musique, Ouvrages sur les Arts, Poésie, Théatre?dont la Vente aura lieu le lundi 21 novembre 1864 et jours suivants

      - xi, 149, [2] pp. 8vo, cont. green half-morocco & marbled boards (signed "A. Bertrand"), t.e.g. Paris: Tross, 1864. The rare sale catalogue of the important library of Favart (1710-92), librettist, playwright, and impresario. He wrote many plays for Mme de Pompadour which were performed at her small theater at the Château de Bagatelle and was, for a time, co-director of the Opèra-Comique (see Grove). His long and varied career creating comic operas, vaudevilles, Italian-style operas, ballets, etc., allowed Favart to form a wonderful library of poetry, theater, music, and art. 1912 lots and priced throughout in a neat contemporary hand. Very scarce. A small portion of his library was sold at auction in 1793. Bound-in after Favart's catalogue is the sale catalogue of the library of Charlemagne Ferdinand Fossé-Darcosse (1780-1864), Catalogue des Livres et Autographes composant la Bibliothèque de feu M. Fossé-Darcosse (Paris: Techener, 1865; 952 lots). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        The Federalist; a Commentary on the Constitution of the United States (ed By John C Hamilton)

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1864. Thick Octavo. First Lippincott edition. Frontispiece, clvx, 659 pp., vi pp. index. Bibliographic References, Edited with important notes by John C. Hamilton (son of Alexander Hamilton). Max Beloff of Oxford considered this the most important edition both for its text and the introductory essay by John C. Hamilton. In those 138 preliminary pages, the issues of the authorship of the papers is detailed with thoroughness. The preliminary essays on how the Articles of Confederation were developed along with the failure of the Baltimore efforts are dealt with here. This volume was issued during the last year of the Civil War since it was obvious to most (not all those who subscribed to The Lost Cause) was that the Union would survive and the sources of the political thought that came from the combined efforts of Hamilton, Madison (whose dependence on Jefferson caused him to deny some with which he was clearing the author) and the work of John Jay are all captured here. (see Adair, The Disputed Federalist Papers for a further account). This then became the edition scholars and politicians came to refer to at the end of the Civil War. Since the editor added earlier papers by his father under the title of "The Constitutionalist" as well as Hamilton's first "Plan of Government" which was read before the Convention in Philadelphia, this helps place the major work into the historical context. Bound in publisher's brown cloth, spine lettering gilt, brown coated endpapers, early repair to spine ends, Internally clean. A very good copy.

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        Catalogue des Livres de la Biblothèque de M. Favart. Musique, Ouvrages sur les Arts, Poésie, Théatre…dont la Vente aura lieu le lundi 21 novembre 1864 et jours suivants

      xi, 149, [2] pp. 8vo, cont. green half-morocco & marbled boards (signed "A. Bertrand"), t.e.g. Paris: Tross, 1864. The rare sale catalogue of the important library of Favart (1710-92), librettist, playwright, and impresario. He wrote many plays for Mme de Pompadour which were performed at her small theater at the Château de Bagatelle and was, for a time, co-director of the Opèra-Comique (see Grove). His long and varied career creating comic operas, vaudevilles, Italian-style operas, ballets, etc., allowed Favart to form a wonderful library of poetry, theater, music, and art. 1912 lots and priced throughout in a neat contemporary hand. Very scarce. A small portion of his library was sold at auction in 1793. Bound-in after Favart's catalogue is the sale catalogue of the library of Charlemagne Ferdinand Fossé-Darcosse (1780-1864), Catalogue des Livres et Autographes composant la Bibliothèque de feu M. Fossé-Darcosse (Paris: Techener, 1865; 952 lots).

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        A personal narrative of thirteen years service amongst the wild tribes of Khondistan for the suppression of human sacrifice.

      London Hurst and Blackett 1864 - First edition. 8vo., [xii], 320pp., 8 pages ads at end, folding map, title-page vignette, frontispiece, 5 wood-engraved plates, original purple fine wavy-grained cloth gilt, gilt pictorial vignette to uper cover, light wear, an excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        A collection of documents relating to the career of Peter Frederik Koch (1832-1907), sometime Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Denmark, and his son Svend Koch (1867-1943), an engineer and Member of Parliament

      The archive includes: (A) Five documents (foolscap folio, each one a bifolium, dated 1864, 1871, 1878, 1885 and 1897, with the florid printed introduction: 'Vi Christian den Niende, af Guds Naade Konge til Danmark ...') completed in a secretarial hand and signed 'Christian R' (Christian IX, King of Denmark from 1863 to 1906), with his paper-covered wax seal, confirming Koch's appointment as judge in various Danish courts, with the last marking his investiture as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (Højesteretsjustitiarius). Together with seven letters on Justitsministeriet stationery relating to these appointments, signed by various officials in the Ministry. (B) Five documents issued by the Chancery of Orders (foolscap folio, each one a bifolium, dated 1880, 1887, 1888, 1892 and 1900), each with the paper-covered wax seal of the Order of the Elephant, investing Koch into various Danish orders, culminating with the Grand Cross of the Dannebrog. Each one is accompanied by a group of documents and correspondence (printed and manuscript), including information on the orders and material for the investiture ceremonies. (C) Koch's certificate of admission to the University of Copenhagen and four academic transcripts relating to his time there. (D) A group of seven documents addressed to Koch (six on Justitsministeriet stationery), apparently relating to his work as a judge. (E) Two documents issued by the Chancery of Orders (foolscap folio, each one a bifolium, dated 1911 and 1927), each with the paper-covered wax seal of the Order of the Elephant, investing Svend Koch in two levels in the Order of the Dannebrog, together with a group of letters and documents (some duplicates) relating to the investitures. (F) A collection of approximately 35 letters addressed to Svend Koch (mainly typed and signed, dated between 1906 and 1937) relating to his work as an engineer and municipal council member, together with the retained duplicate copies of 17 typed letters sent in reply, initialled by Koch (all dated September 1928). (G) Five further documents, including Svend Koch's certificate of admission to the University of Copenhagen, his will (sealed and dated 1895), two duplicate contracts for engineering work and a document with the paper seal of the City of Copenhagen, signed (apparently) by ten city councillors. Many of the items have been folded for storage or posting, and several have short edge tears and uneven creases, but overall, the collection is in excellent condition.

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        On a new method of procuring the consolidation of fibrin in certain incurable aneurisms (pp.129-149).

      Med.-Chir. Trans., 47. - London, Longmann, 1864, (56), 447 pp., 10 lith. Taf., Holzschnitte, im originalen geprägten Leineneinband der Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society mit goldgeprägten Siegel auf dem Frontdeckel und Kopfgoldschnitt. "Charles Moore (1821-1870) and Charles Murchinson (1830-1879) introduced the method of treating aneurysm by passing wire into the aneurysm by passing wire into the aneurismal sac." Garrison & Morton No. 2980

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        The Incubi of Rome and Venice. Or, the Criminal History of the Popes, and the Martyrdom of Venice.

      London: J. Clements, 1864.. SECOND EDITION. Two volumes bound as one. Crown Octavo, pp.[4] xxvi, 666; pp.164 [10]. With an unpaginated index and adverts to rear. Text varies casually between English and Latin. In publisher's blind-tooled brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt stamps of St Peter's / St Mark's Basilicas to boards. White paper label pasted over the top of the upper board with black ink MS titles. Rubbing to edges and joints; spine somewhat faded. Very good overall. The elusive Dr Beggi (originally Francesco Orazio) claims to have been the Commissary-Director of Police in Modena during 1848, and Medico-Chirurgo Applicato alla Questura di Tornino in 1849-50. In July 1854, however, he is announced as a naturalised citizen of the United Kingdom, and must therefore have fled Italy following the Papal victory over Garibaldi and Mazzini in 1849. Though couched in terms of ecclesiastical history, his book is largely an invective directed against the institution of the Papacy, and seems to have been suppressed in its first edition for claiming the existence of four Pontif-Kings in the genealogy of Christ, not listed by Matthew. Having drawn attention to the criminal and hypocritical nature of Papal institutions from the beginning of Roman Christianity in the first volume of 666 pages, the slim second volume focuses on an alternative Italian political model, exemplified by the humbled state of Venice. A rare book, printed privately for the author, who seems to have been making an effort to raise money for the cause of Risorgimento under Victor Emmanuel II, since half the profits of this publication are intended for an unnamed cause, while his entire library of over 4000 rare books is listed for sale in adverts at the rear of the book. Just a handful of copies in either the first or second editions exist in four UK libraries, and neither edition has been seen at auction in over a century. A significant English publication in the history of Italian reunification.

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        Travels in Central Asia, being the account of a journey from Teheran across the Turkoman Desert on the eastern shore of the Caspian to Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarcand performed in the year 1863.

      London Spottiswoode for John Murray 1864 - Octavo (23 x 15.5 cm). xvii, 443 pp., 32 pp. ads dated November 1863 at end, with 12 wood-engraved plates and folding map in pocket; light foxing to frontispiece and title. Original green cloth by Edmonds & Remnants, gilt pictorial vignette to upper cover, gilt lettering to spine, a fine example. Fine copy of the first edition, with the folding map in pocket. In 1861, with a grant of 1,000 florins from the academy Vambery set out on his travels, "his major intention being to make a study of the Turco-Tatar dialects of Central Asia." Disguised as a Sunni dervish under the name Resit Effendi, he travelled across the Caspian, through the Kara Kum desert to Khiva, where he had two audiences with the khan. Crossing bandit-infested territory, Vámbéry reached Bukhara where he remained for three weeks, avoiding detection by the suspicious Emir despite a lengthy "interrogation," and leaving laden with gifts. From Samarkand he passed through Kerki to Herat "which he found in ruins after a recent Afghan attack," and where he had an interview with the new ruler, the 16-year old son of the Afghan king. He reached Tehran in January 1864 having joined a caravan of pilgrims en route to Mashhad, and travelled directly to London where he was treated as a celebrity, the first European to have undertaken such an expedition. Ghani 381. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letter sent to Josiah Nichol, Esq. at Washington, Arkansas notifying him of three slaves who had been "stolen" and would soon "be lost" if taken across the [Ouachita] River into Union held territory

      Tates [Bluff], Arkansas, 1864. Very good/very good. This letter on blue lined paper measures 7" x 9.5" unfolded. It is franked with a pair of 5-cent blue Confederate stamps (Scott #7-Richmond printing) and cancelled with a circular "Camden Ark" postmark dated Jan 26. The stamps and letter are in nice shape with a few spots of light foxing and a small tear at the wax seal where it was opened. In a rather frantic tone, the letter-writer informs Nichols that: "I wrote Maj Peay to inform you in regard to 2 Negro Boys that were stolen from Maj. John Easton & a girl from Mrs Williams. . . . I am fearful the letter was not put in the PO. The thieves are about here & I have no doubt the negroes will all be lost. . . . The girl is gone now. The Boys of Eaton are on this side of the River & placed with some woman who is instructed to keep them as her own if no one calls for them - But I fear they will be taken away unless you come for them without delay." By 1864, the Union Army controlled much of Arkansas, and the state's Confederate government had established its Capitol at Washington. Tates' Bluff was located on the Ouachita River about twenty miles north of the Camden, a Confederate stronghold. No doubt, Embres feared that whoever had stolen the slaves (likely members of the Underground Railroad) would soon spirit them across the river to Union territory and their freedom. Nichol's relationship to the slaves' owners is unstated, however, docketing on the letter notes that it is "concerning Agnes." Perhaps, he was a friend of Ms. William and "Agnes" was either her first name or, more likely, the name of her girl slave. Although written after the heyday of the Underground Railroad, this letter gives testimony that even late in the war, Southern abolitionists were risking their lives to lead slaves to freedom as the Union forces advanced. Civil War Confederate letters discussing slave stealing are extremely scarce. Also, the two stamps that frank this letter are rather scarce as most of this issue was printed in England, and the British printings out-number those made in Richmond by a factor of nine to one. As of 2017, although OCLC identifies a handful of letters that mention runaway slaves, none appear to have the urgency or perspective from Southerners concerned that stolen local slaves are about to be spirited away to freedom. Nothing similar for sale in the trade and no auction records on file at ABPC, the Rare Book Hub, or Worthpoint.

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        Voyage au centre de la terre Vignettes par Rious: ouvrage couronné par l' Aceadémie francaise

      220 Seiten, ca. 18,5 x 2,1 x 26,6 cm gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleder Lederrücken von oben nach unten ca. 4cm beschädigt, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, berieben, fleckig, Seiten gebräunt und altersfleckig, 1 Vorsatzblatt wurde herausgeschnitten, Kupferstichvignetten von Edouard Riou gestaltet, mamoriert Innedeckel, mittelmässigDas Buch Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde (Voyage au centre de la terre) ist einer der bekanntesten Romane des französischen Schriftstellers Jules Verne. Das Buch wurde erstmals 1864 von dem Verleger Pierre-Jules Hetzel unter dem französischen Titel Voyage au centre de la terre veröffentlicht. Die erste deutschsprachige Ausgabe erschien 1873 unter dem Titel Reise nach dem Mittelpunkt der Erde. Der englische Titel des Romans lautet A Journey to the Center of the Earth.Die Buchausgabe wurde am 25. November 1864 unter dem Titel Voyage au centre de la Terre im Verlag von Pierre-Jules Hetzel veröffentlicht. Am 13. Mai 1867 folgte eine illustrierte Ausgabe mit 56 Zeichnungen von Edouard Riou. Die deutsche Erstausgabe Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde wurde 1873 im Verlag der Gebrüder Légrády in Pest (Budapest) publiziert. Die Ausgaben 1864 und 1867 unterscheiden sich auch im Text: die 1864er Ausgabe hat 43 und die 1867er Asgabe 45 Kapitel.(sourc. Wik.)Note: Leatherback corrupted from top to bottom about 4cm, corners / edges slightly worn, rubbed, stained, pages browned and altersfleckig, 1 flyleaf has been cut, engraving vignettes designed by Edouard Riou, mamoriert Inne cover, moderatelyThe book Journey to the Center of the Earth (Voyage au center de la terre) is one of the most famous novels of the French writer Jules Verne. The book was published in 1864 by the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel, under the French title Voyage au center de la terre. The first German-language edition was published in 1873 under the title Journey to the Center of the Earth. The English title of the novel is A Journey to the Center of the Earth.The print edition was on 25 November 1864 under the title of Voyage au center de la Terre, published by Pierre-Jules Hetzel published. On 13 May 1867 was followed by an illustrated edition, with 56 drawings by Edouard Riou. The first German edition of Journey to the Center of the Earth was published in 1873 by the Brothers Publishing Legrady in Pest (Budapest). The 1864 and 1867 editions also differ in the text: the 1864er edition has 43 and The 1867 editione 45 chapters (sourc. Wik.de / fr).

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        Königreich Böhmen. (= \"Städtewappen des Österreichischen Kaiserstaates\", abgeschlossener Teil 1 (von insg. 4 des ganzen Werkes) der Originalausgabe. (Vorrede vom Autor datiert 10.Jänner 1860)

      Wien k.k. Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, 1864. Erste /1./ Ausgabe. VIII, 146 Textseiten und 37 lithogr. Farbtafeln (mit Seidenhemdchen) mit 560 Städtewappen. Zeitgen. Halbledereinband auf 6 falschen Bünden. 4to. Der Zeit entsprechen, gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar. Lederrücken und Ecken berieben, innen sauber und ohne Stock- bzw. Braunflecken. Das Vorsatzblatt und die 1. Seite minim. \"wasserrandig\". Das Werk ist alphabetisch gegliedert. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Böhmen Geschichte; Länder der Böhmischen Krone; Böhmen und Mähren Heraldik, Genealogie Ahnenforschung Sippenforschung; Heimatkunde Sudetenland Südböhmen Böhmerwald; Wappen; Stadtgeschichte Stadtwappen.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, Signed, on '115 Park Street W' stationery. To Richard Baggallay. Dated July 21, 1864

      London, 1864. Quite well preserved, with little to no fading of the ink. Overall, a VG+ example now housed in an archival mylar sleeve.. Bifolium, i.e., 4 pages. 60+ lines, ~ 240 words. Letter: 7" x 4-3/8". Black rule border. "My dear sir, I was extremely sorry to hear of your approaching resignation of the post of Treasurer of St. Thomas' Hospital. It seems to me poor St Thomas' is in such a "fix" & has so many bad friends that he ought to keep all his good ones. But I was, not so much sorry as shocked & surprised to hear the language used concerning Mr. Whitfield. Those persons may rest assured that I should never have placed my Probationers at St. Thomas, but that Mr Whitfield & Mrs Wardroper (?) were there... and when St Thomas' with its ample income, has not contributed one farthing to who has profited by the (?) of my Training School.." "The Nightingale Home and Training School for Nurses opened its doors to trainees in July 1860, as part of the newly built St Thomas's Hospital in London. One of the first institutions to teach nursing and midwifery as a formal profession, the training school was dedicated to communicating the philosophy and practice of its founder and patron, Florence Nightingale. ... The Nightingale Home and Training School is now part of King's College, London, and known as The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery." [bl.uk]. Baggallay no doubt Sir Richard Baggallay, judge, who "was elected member of parliament for Hereford on 14 July 1865 as a Conservative reformer, and succeeded Sir W. B. Brett as solicitor-general on 16 September 1868." [Wiki].

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        Kattendorp Geïllustreerd door Benjamin Rabier Amsterdam, S L van Looy, n d [1906]

      Hardcover with paper covered boards and white linen spine. The corners are slightly worn and the illustrated boards show some discoloration and smudging. The contents are separated from the spine but still in good order. The first and last pages show heavy foxing, the other pages are lightly foxed. Page 37 is ripped at the bottom. Rare book in fair condition. 24,5 x 32 cm, [4] 1-85 [3] pp. With colour illustrated title page, 19 full page engraving and 14 small illustrations in black. MORE photo's on www.vandersteur.nl. Kattendorp is a witty book about a group of cats who decide that they no longer want to live amongst people. They go out into the wild to establish their own cat village. Kattendorp is a Dutch translation of the French book 'Raminagrobis, Roman de Chats'. The illustrations are by Benjamin Rabier (1864 - 1939) who was a French illustrator, comic book artist and animator. His work has inspired many other artists like Hergé and Edmond-François Calvo. B2350

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        tratado del arbolista teórico y práctico que comprende la anatomía fisiología y patología vegetales formacion y conservación de los Viveros y una relación por orden alfabético de las plantas arboreas que mas abundan en los cultivos europeos y en nuestra península

      madrid librería de leocadio López 1864 - Pasta española con puntas tejuelo y dorados buen ejemplar que cuenta con grabados sobre la materia 487 + 3 láminas fuera de texto. Ref ber 1.raro en mercado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letter from an Illinois soldier written after the Battle of Resaca and in the midst of the fight at Dallas during Sherman's Atlanta Campaign

      Dallas, Georgia, 1864. Unbound. Very good. This four-page letter is written on partially printed lettersheet featuring a poem that begins, "I'm thinking, fondly thinking". The letter is from a member of the 111th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The letter is is nice shape with a little soiling. While the writing is dark, clear, and mostly legible, this is one of the most difficult-to -read Civil War letters I have encountered because the spelling and grammar is incredibly poor. A transcript of the letter as written and as modified to make it intelligible will be provided. I've used the intelligible translation in the quotations below. Wardlew wrote this letter to his wife following the Battle of Resaca while the 111th Illinois was still fighting during the follow-on engagement in Dallas. "We have been hard on the march until we got here and we was stayin' by 80 thousand Rebels, and you better think that there has been some heavy fighting done since we came here, but we held our own. The Rebs made 8 charges last night on the 10th Corps on the right and the left, but they was repulsed both times and every time with heavy loss. We have lost a good many men but nothing like the Rebs has for they say the canon and musketry thundered all night last night but they are still tonight. Killed: Bill McClane, John Durrell, Sergeant Copland. . . . Charley Meliney is wounded very bad shot in the jaw the bullet coming out of at the mouth while eating. There is terrific more wounded but I have not got time to tell you as I am driving a Division team. . . . I have seen sights and wonders since I have been on the march, such sights I never want to see again. The wagons and ambulances is going night and day. They have been fighting here 6 days. We have not gained easy ground. . . . I think the Rebs is trying to cut their way through get away but we don't intend to let them come through if we can help it." Although the Union suffered between 7,500 casualties in the the two engagements, the Confederate Army was unable to thwart the Union advance toward Atlanta as Sherman's manuevering forced the Southerners to retreat and establish defensive positions at Marietta. Wardlew's estimate of "80 thousand Rebels" isn't far from the actual number as over 60,000 Confederate soldiers fought at Resaca. His description of the fighting is accurate as well. Although the 111th had been on active service since it organized in the summer of 1862, it had never engaged in combat until Resaca when it charged and turned back an attack of advancing Rebels. At Dallas, it helped repulse repeated probes and a full attack by General Joseph Johnston's Army of Tennessee. A poignant and event filled letter by a semi-literate Union soldier in the midst of his first combat.

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        14 Briefe m. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Luzern, 1850-1864. - „[.] Gefahr drohte für die Schweizergarde jedoch nicht nur aus Rom, sondern auch aus Luzern. Die 1848 an die Macht gekommene liberale Luzerner Regierung wollte im Sinne der ersten Bundesverfassung der Schweiz und der Luzerner Standesverfassung bis 1849 sämtliche Truppen zurückrufen, darunter auch die Luzerner Schweizergardisten. Letztlich war es der päpstliche Geschäftsträger in Luzern, Giuseppe Bovieri, der die Luzerner Regierung überzeugen konnte, dass die Schweizergarde in Rom kein normales militärisches Korps war und es bei den laufenden Verhandlungen nicht um eine neue Kapitulation, sondern eigentlich um ein Dienstreglement in Ergänzung zur Kapitulation von 1825 gehe. So war es also der päpstliche Vertreter in Luzern, der die Garde gewissermassen sowohl gegen Luzern wie auch Rom verteidigt hatte [.]. Giuseppe Bovieri, 1848 bis 1864 Geschäftsträger der Luzerner Nuntiatur, ist eine der wichtigsten Persönlichkeiten der päpstlichen Diplomatie in der Schweiz, dessen Tätigkeit leider noch nicht in extenso aufgearbeitet ist" (U. Fink u.a., Hirtenstab und Hellebarde. Die Päpstliche Schweizergarde in Rom 1506-2006, S. 264). - „[.] Als Nachfolger Alessandro Maciotis verblieb er auch nach dessen formellen Rücktritt 1850 bis zu seinem Weggang 1864 Geschäftsträger der Nuntiatur. Damit brachte die Kurie klar zum Ausdruck, dass sie die nach dem Sonderbundskrieg eingetretenen Veränderungen von 1847-48 mit der Schaffung des Bundesstaates nicht als rechtmässig anerkannte. Bovieri lehnte die neue Verfassung von 1848 ab, ohne dagegen Protest einzulegen. Zurückhaltend in der Öffentlichkeit, suchte er durch persönl. Einflussnahme und Koordination zu wirken, wie er dies etwa bei den kirchl.-polit. Auseinandersetzungen im Kt. Freiburg tat. Bovieri lehnte auch nach dem konservativen Umschwung von 1856 ein Konkordat mit dem Kt. Freiburg ab, weil dieses der Genehmigung durch den Bund bedurft hätte. In der Basler Seminarfrage 1858 verschärfte Bovieri die Situation durch eine Intervention, die zu grundsätzl. Kritik der Radikalen an der Nuntiatur Anlass bot. Im Konflikt um die Errichtung eines Tessiner Bistums verurteilte Bovieri die staatskirchl. Gesetzgebung scharf" (Urban Fink in: Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Olmütz u. Hermannstadt, 1850-1864. - Der in Parma geborene Wilhelm Albrecht Fürst von Montenuovo entstammte der morganatischen Ehe des Grafen Adam Albert Graf von Neipperg mit der Erzherzogin Marie-Louise von Österreich, Gemahlin Napoléon Bonapartes, und erhielt den Titel eines Grafen Montenuovo (Neuberg). 1838 trat er in die österreichische Armee ein, kämpfte 1848 in Italien und Ungarn mit Auszeichnung und wurde 1854 Feldmarschallleutnant. 1860 wurde er Landeskommandant in Siebenbürgen, 1866 in Böhmen. 1867 wurde er zum General der Kavallerie befördert. 1878 trat er in den Ruhestand. 1864 wurde er in den erblichen Fürstenstand erhoben. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend 9 eigenh. Briefe von Montenuovos Frau, der Fürstin Juliane (Julie) Montenuovo (geb. Batthyany; 1827-1871) aus dem Zeitraum 1857-1866, zus. 20 S. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Incubi of Rome and Venice Or, the Criminal History of the Popes, and the Martyrdom of Venice

      London: J. Clements, 1864.. SECOND EDITION. Two volumes bound as one. Crown Octavo, pp.[4] xxvi, 666; pp.164 [10]. With an unpaginated index and adverts to rear. Text varies casually between English and Latin. In publisher's blind-tooled brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt stamps of St Peter's / St Mark's Basilicas to boards. White paper label pasted over the top of the upper board with black ink MS titles. Rubbing to edges and joints; spine somewhat faded. Very good overall. The elusive Dr Beggi (originally Francesco Orazio) claims to have been the Commissary-Director of Police in Modena during 1848, and Medico-Chirurgo Applicato alla Questura di Tornino in 1849-50. In July 1854, however, he is announced as a naturalised citizen of the United Kingdom, and must therefore have fled Italy following the Papal victory over Garibaldi and Mazzini in 1849. Though couched in terms of ecclesiastical history, his book is largely an invective directed against the institution of the Papacy, and seems to have been suppressed in its first edition for claiming the existence of four Pontif-Kings in the genealogy of Christ, not listed by Matthew. Having drawn attention to the criminal and hypocritical nature of Papal institutions from the beginning of Roman Christianity in the first volume of 666 pages, the slim second volume focuses on an alternative Italian political model, exemplified by the humbled state of Venice. A rare book, printed privately for the author, who seems to have been making an effort to raise money for the cause of Risorgimento under Victor Emmanuel II, since half the profits of this publication are intended for an unnamed cause, while his entire library of over 4000 rare books is listed for sale in adverts at the rear of the book. Just a handful of copies in either the first or second editions exist in four UK libraries, and neither edition has been seen at auction in over a century. A significant English publication in the history of Italian reunification.

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        Opere

      MILANO: SOC. TIP. DE' CLASSICI ITALIANI, 1864. II ED.. RILEGATO. OTTIMO. 14 22. I,II,III,IV,V,VI USATO

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        American Revolving Turret Ships.

      London, Day and Sons, January 1st, 1864. Very large (plate size 65 x 112 cm) lithographic plate in outline; wide marginas (these a little toned), two vertical folds, very well preserved. One of the first technical plates depicting the most revolutionary battle ship design of the 19th century, originating from the American Civil War. Built by the engineer John Ericsson for the U.S. Navy, the original vessel of this type was the USS Monitor. 40 technical features were entitled to patents. We were not able to find out from which British, probably Admiralty publication this plate was taken, but it is telling, how quickly after the development of these new hsip type the designs were published, most likely only for the Navy.

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        The Compleat Angler of the Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a discourse of fish and fishing, not unworthy the perusal of most anglers. London: Printed by T. Maxey for Rich. Marriot, 1653.

      London:: Bell and Daldy, 1864., 1864. Small 8vo. xvi, 304 pp. Engraved figs. Original full red blind-stamped morocco, raised bands, gilt spine title, all edges gilt; rubbed. Early ownership inscription "P.H. Owen from his affect[tionate] friend Arthur Theobald, Commoners Winton. Fine. With a delicately and charming fore-edge watercolor painting applied to the fanned edge of this book, painted by Don Noble, showing a triptych of two side panels containing fishing scenes and a central oval-shaped image of an angler and his catch of the day. Painted ca. 1980s.

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        The Comic History of England: with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech (Two Volumes bound in One)

      London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co.. Near Fine with no dust jacket. N.D.. Reprint. 1. Leather. Beautifully bound in burgundy half leather over marbled boards by Henry Young and Sons, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, elaborate gilt tooling in the remainder, gilt borders on covers, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. nd (c. 1864). Profusely illustrated with 20 hand-colored etchings and 200 woodcuts by John Leech. Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811 – 1856) was an English humorist, lawyer and writer. He was born in London, the son of a lawyer, and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket. He was educated at Westminster School and was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1841. He edited the comic paper "Figaro in London" and was one of the original staff of "Punch" and a contributor until his death. He was an active journalist on "The Times" and "The Morning Herald," contributed a series of light articles to "The Illustrated London News," conducted in 1846 "The Almanack of the Month" and found time to produce some fifty or sixty plays, among them dramatized versions of Charles Dickens's shorter stories, written in collaboration with Mark Lemon. He is perhaps best known as the author of "Comic History of England," "Comic History of Rome," "Comic Blackstone," etc. He wrote the book for two operas with music composed by his wife Mary Anne à Beckett (née Glossop), "Agnes Sorrel" and "Red Riding Hood." John Leech's "humor is as keen, his sense of fun as marked [as George Cruikshank's] [Leech's pictures] are of the most graphic and mirth-producing kind, and yet the raillery is invariably good-humored" (DNB).. The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean, with only very minor cover and edge-wear. NEAR FINE. . Color Engravings and B&W Woodcuts. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xviii, 320, 304 pp .

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        WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WAR? WHO ACCOUNTABLE FOR ITS HORRORS AND DESOLATIONS?

      1864?], [New York?: 1864 - Broadside, 9-1/8" x 11-1/2". Printed in two columns, Very Good. The AAS entry for this broadside states that the words at its foot, "For sale by all news agents. Price, per 100," are identical to the language of several 1864 Republican campaign broadsides, published by the National Union Executive Committee, Astor House, New York. "Presumably this edition was also published by the Republican Party's national committee." The broadside begins with "EXTRACTS from a Speech by ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS (now Vice-President of the Confederate States), delivered in the Secession Convention of Georgia, on the 31st day of January, 1861: 'This step (the secession of Georgia,) once taken, can never be recalled; and all the baleful and withering consequences that must follow (as you will see) will rest on the Convention for all coming time. To attempt to overthrow such a Government as this. is the height of madness, folly, and wickedness, to which I can neither lend my sanction nor my vote'." In his 1868 book, 'A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States,' Stephens declared the Speech to be a "fabrication." There follows an answer to the question, 'WHO COMMENCED THE WAR?' "Those who would throw the guilt of the war upon the shoulders of Mr. Lincoln, are requested to read the following catalogue of 'remarkable events,' published in a Southern Almanac, all of which occurred during the Presidency of Mr. Buchanan." The "Catalogue" is a list of aggressions committed by the Southern States. "All these were warlike and treasonable acts."De Renne 1316. Not in Sabin, Bartlett, Nevins, Eberstadt, LCP, Monaghan. OCLC shows a number of institutional locations.

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        A Bouquet for Our Maggie. The Shadow Dance. Inscribed to Miss Maggie Mitchell.

      no printer c 1864 - single sheet broadside penny song sheet, printed on very thin paper within ruled borders, 170 x100 mm to border, sheet 225 x 160 mm, small piece torn from upper outer margin, 2 horizontal bands of light browning, good . A rare Civil War song sheet, issued some time between the opening of Ford's Theater in Washington in 1863 and its closure in 1865 following Lincoln's assassination. The subject is Maggie Mitchell, one of the most celebrated American actresses of the 19th century. The author's name is confusingly given as R.W. Emerson: our author was the more famous Emerson's second cousin. Having met Lincoln, R.W. (i.e. Ralph Waldo) Emerson was in Washington at the time of the assassination, and said of it: 'Old as history is, and manifold as are its tragedies, I doubt if any death has caused so much pain as this has caused, or will have caused, on its announcement.' Rare: WorldCat locates 1 copy, at Duke.

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        Margaret Denzil's History. Annotated by her husband. Reprinted from the "Cornhill Magazine". FIRST EDITION. 2 vols.

      Smith, Elder & Co. 1864 Original green sand-grained cloth, boards blocked in blind, spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Apart from two slightly loose gatherings in vol. I, FINE. 2pp ads. in both volumes.Sadleir 1064; Wolff 2741. Greenwood was one of the leading editors of the late Victorian period, as well as a journalist and novelist. He wrote the final chapters to Mrs. Gaskell's Wives & Daughters after her death, and also to Thackeray's Denis Duval. Margaret Denzil's History was first published in the Cornhill Magazine November 1863 to October 1864, a 'sensation' novel involving adoption, bigamy, seduction and suspected murder, though in fact no actual murder takes place. Sutherland's synopsis skilfully negotiates the intricacies of an extremely complicated plot.

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        OBREEN, VAN DER SPECK, WIERINGEN -- Stukken betr. Helena G.C.H. van der Speck Obreen, geboren 1891, dochter van notaris H.A.J. van der Speck Obreen te Wieringen en Neeltje de Jong, ca. 1900. Vnl. manuscripten, ca. 30 stuks.

      Veel schoolrapporten uit Hippolytushoef. Hierbij een losbladig boekwerk met overgeschreven gedichten, een met 'Souvenir de votre ami H.W. Meijboom, 1864' en met een gedicht gecopieerd door Koos Obreen, 1859. M8957

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        Gettysburg Address in] Address of His Excellency John A. Andrew, to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, January 8, 1864

      Wright & Potter, Boston 1864 - Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's drab printed wrappers; 88,cxpp.; large folding map of Gettysburg bound in. Some shallow chipping and small losses to wrapper extremities, none approaching text, dampstaining, most heavily so to rear cover, title page, and preliminary leaves, else Near Very Good. Includes the third or fourth earliest appearance in book-form of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, printed here on p. lxxii simply as "Dedicatory Speech." See MONAGHAN, p. 48. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Gettysburg Address in] Address of His Excellency John A Andrew, to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, January 8, 1864

      Boston: Wright & Potter, 1864. First Thus. Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's drab printed wrappers; 88,cxpp.; large folding map of Gettysburg bound in. Some shallow chipping and small losses to wrapper extremities, none approaching text, dampstaining, most heavily so to rear cover, title page, and preliminary leaves, else Near Very Good. Includes the third or fourth earliest appearance in book-form of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, printed here on p. lxxii simply as "Dedicatory Speech." See MONAGHAN, p. 48.

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        Bridgen's Atlas of Lancaster Co. Penna. from actual Surveys by H.F. Bridgens and Assistant

      Lancaster: D.S. Bare, 1864. Map of county on tissue is present at front and folded and in good condition but taped at edges and Pennsylvanai map is laid down on front pastedown, as usual. 35 coloured maps Engraved & Printed at Jas. McGuigan's Lith.(ographic) Estab. at S.E. Cor. Third & Dock St. Original quarter cloth and marbled boards, crimson printred paper label on upper cover, losse in binding. Very Good. Map of county on tissue is present at front and folded and in good condition but taped at edges and Pennsylvanai map is laid down on front pastedown, as usual. 35 coloured maps Engraved & Printed at Jas. McGuigan's Lith.(ographic) Estab. at S.E. Cor. Third & Dock St. SECOND COUNTY ATLAS. This is among the earliest American county atlases issued, the first of which was published in 1862 by Bridgens with Lawrence Fagan. This is the second atlas of an individual county. Ristow pp. 404; LeGear L3037

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        HISTORY OF THE RECENT DISCOVERIES AT CYRENE, made during an Expedition to the Cyrenaica in 1860-61

      London, Day & Son Lithographers to the Queen, 1864.. FIRST EDITION 1864. PRESENTATION COPY FROM E.A. PORCHER TO GEORGE DUPRE PORCHER, HIS BROTHER, DATED CHRISTMAS 1864. Folio, approximately 375 x 280 mm, 14¾ x 11 inches, 36 lithograph plates including map, of which 23 are tinted lithographs, 2 in colour, 24 illustrations in the text, 16 mounted photographs and 10 lithograph plates of inscriptions, pages: xvi, 1-117, tipped in errata slip at rear, bound in publisher's full green morocco, gilt title to upper cover, gilt decoration to spine and covers, all edges gilt, cream endpapers. Binding rubbed and scuffed, corners worn, shelf wear to edges, small chip to head of upper hinge, damp stain affecting a lot of the book, damp stain to prelims including title page, the map and 4 plates, mostly affecting the inner margin extending slightly onto the text and the plates, after page 23 the damp stain just affects a small part of the top margin and reduces gradually until it reaches the photographs when it starts again, affecting the inner margin of 6 photographs, not affecting the images, all the lithograph inscriptions have damp stain to inner margins extending onto the plate, quite heavy on the last few pages, some pages age-browned, some light foxing to margins of plates. Apart from the beginning and the end of the book, where the damp stains are worse, the central part of the book is quite clean. A good working copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Chloroform Committee Report of 1864, Royal Medical and Chiurgical Society (pp.323-442).

      Med.-Chir. Trans., 47. - London, Longmann, 1864, (56), 447 pp., 10 lith. Taf., Holzschnitte, original Leinbnad Rücken erneuert. Report of the Committee appointed by the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society to inquire into the use and the Physiological, Therapeutical and Toxical Effects of Chloroform, as well as into the best mode of Administrating it, and of Obviating the Ill Consequences resulting from its Adminsistration.By 1863 the number of cases in which death 'could be positivley assigned to the inhalation of chloroform' had reached the formidable total of 123. "Facts so important" led the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society (now the Royal Society of Medicine) to appoint a Committee "to give their anxious attention to devise means for obviating such accidents". Among the distinguished members of the Committee were T.B. Curling, the Chairman, George Harley, William Marcet, Richard Quain and Francis Sibson. B.W.Richardson and Charles Kidd, both in the front rank of practising anaesthetists, were called in in an advisory capacity and J.T.Clover, "although not a member of the committee attended at their request nearly all meetings for experiments, admininstered the chloroform, and contrived, from time to time, with remarkable ingenuity, special apparatus for carrying them out". A long report was published in the Medico-chirurgical Transactions in 1864. "The committee", it began, "have chiefly confined their physiological report to observations which they have themselves made ... Experimenting on dogs, the Committee observed the physiological effects of different percentages of chloroform vapour on various organs and functions of the body, in particular, upon the heart and upon respiration." They proceeded to make similar tests with ether and compared the two sets of results. Their final conclusions ... "Whilst ... (a) general similarity may be traced in the action of ether and of chloroform, there is an important contrast in their influence on the heart. Chloroform depresses the action of that organ, and frequently kills by inducing syncope. Ether, on the other hand, exerts but a very slight depressing influence on the force of the heart's action". "Hence death, when produced by ether, is almost invariably due to the failure of the respiratory movement, and the heart is generally found to continue its pulsations for some time after the respiration has ceased" (p.333). In addition to investigating the effect of chloroform upon the heart under normal conditions the Committee also carried out experiments to test the action of chloroform on the heart when the vagal nerves and been severed, either before or during chloroform inhalation (p.331). In experimenting with dilute anaesthetics mixtures the Committee used "Mr.Clover's apparatus, in consequence of the exactness with which the quantity of chloroform administered through it can be regulated. The effect of air impregnated with from 1 to 15 per cent. of the vapour was thus observed.". "If", said the Committee, "a mixture composed of from 2 to 4 per cent. of chloroform vapour and 98 or 96 per cent. of atmospheric air be inhaled, there is little or no risk to life". "In some cases it is indispensable to employ as much as 4 1/2 or even 5 per cent. of the vapour. But if a larger dose (one 10 per cent) be inhaled, alarming symptoms are liable to supervene. At times, even with every care, and with the most exact dilution of the vapour, the state of insensibility may in a few moments pass into one of imminent death". "It is therefore extremly desirable to obtain an anaesthetic agent which shall be capable of producing the requisite insensibility, and yet is not so dangerous in its operation as chloroform". "Ether, to a certain extent, fulfils these conditions, but its odour is disagreeable, it is slow in its operation, and gives rise to greater excitement than chloroform. The committee therefore concur in the general opinion which in this country has led to the disuse of ether as an inconvenient anesthetic.' Instead, the Committee strongly advised the use of mixtures of chloroform and ether, without the addition of ethyl alcohol. When in 1864 the Committee of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society advocated the trial of mixtures they mentioned three: Mixture A, which was their colleague Harley's A.C.E. mixture Mixture B: Chloroform 1 part, Ether 4 parts and Mixture C: Chloroform 1 part, Ether 2 parts. At the time when the report was published the Committee was able to say, that at their request mixtures A and C had been tried in "about seventy cases in the London hospitals, and the evidence of this limited experience tends to show that they may be given with safety and with complete effect, although they take a longer time than chloroform (ten to fifteen minutes) to procure anaesthesia". The publishing of the Committee's report of chloroform in 1864 marks the end of a clearly defined phase in the history of inhalation anaestehsia in England - the period of chloroform's suppremacy in this country. While the prestige of chloroform as an anaesthetic was not seriously affected, from 1864 onwards in England other anaesthetic agents came to be acknowledged as having equal and in many circumstances greater importance, ... instead they turned the attention of anaesthetics back from the unknown to the known, in fact to ether. They suggested its use merely as an auxiliary to chloroform. Within a few years it was to be considered a rival. cf. Duncum, The Development of Inhalation Anaesthesia, p.253-258 "die erste Chloroformkommission" L.Brandt, Ill. Gesch. Anästhesie, p.88

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("A. Liszt").

      Paris, 22. VIII. 1864. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An Frau Chardin, eine Vertraute der Familie Liszt: "[.] Bulow, qui devait diriger la féte musicale le 25 à Carlsruhe, est tomber malade par un refroidisement il vat mieux, mais il est trop faible le medecin defend de travailler. Cosima est bien contraiée. de mon fils jattende de nou-velle je crois, qu'il sera en ce moment à St. Tropez auprés d'Ollivier [.] Je suis chere Madame seul, bien seul, personne de mes connaisance est ici, tous à la campagne ou aux eaux [.]". - Vgl. hierzu Serge Gut, "Franz Liszt", dt. Ausg. 2009, S. 763: "1864 [.] 21. bis 26. August. Als ihr Präsident nimmt Liszt an der dritten Tonkünstler-Versammlung des ‹Allgemeinen Deutschen Musikvereins› in Karlsruhe teil [.] Hans von Bülow wird wegen eines Nervenleidens von Kapellmeister Max Seiffert aus Löwenberg vertreten [.] Auch Cosima ist gekommen und fährt mit ihrem Vater anschließend nach München, um dem kranken Bülow beizustehen [.] 4. bis 12. Oktober. Liszt wohnt in Paris bei seinem Schwiegersohn Émile Ollivier. Er sieht seine alte Mutter zum letzten Mal [.] 14. Oktober. Am 12. von Paris abgereist, fahren Liszt und Cosima nach ‹La Moutte› in Saint-Tropez, zu der Villa Émile Olliviers [.]". - Bl. 2 mit kleinem Papierdurchbruch (geringf. Textberührung).

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

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1864. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo, 2vols.. xvii; vi, 386; 412 pages, with 2 wood engraved frontispieces. Bound in original publisher's cloth with gilt vignette, repair to top of spine of volume 1, renewed endpapers, otherwise a very good and internally near fine copy of this rare travel book. Burton's mission as commissioner to Dahome was to try to persuade Gelele, the local King, to withdraw from the rampant slave trading in Benin. Penzer p.72. One of West Africa's more brutal dictators, Gelele was widely infamous for his female "Amazon" army and such florid atrocities as cannibalism, impaling, and mass human sacrifice. His attacks on neighbouring states, persecution of native Christians, and encouragement of the slave trade alarmed France and Great Britain; the latter annexed Lagos in an effort to curtail Gelele's activities. In 1861 while in West Africa, Burton asked the Foreign Office to send him to Dahome, but his request was denied. He made a secret unofficial journey there and lingered at the capital for 5 days and met with the King briefly. His first impressions were that Gelele was not as savage or as bloody as purported by other European travelers. He described the king, "He looks a king of black men, without tenderness of heart or weakness of head. His person is athletic, upwards of six feet high, lithe, thin flanked and broad shouldered. His eyes are red, bleared and inflamed and his tatoo has three short parallel and perpendicular lancet cuts, situated nearer the scalp than the eyebrows." Later, the Foreign Office formally sent Burton back to Dahome to protest the human sacrifices, slave trade, and other inhumane practices. These volumes chronicle the barbarian practices that he witnessed, and his many attempts to convince the King to abandon his bloody rituals and customs. Unfortunately, Burton was unable to dissuade Gelele. He returned home despondent, frustrated, and disappointed. This was his last major expedition to West Africa. . First Edition. Very Good.

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