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        Statuta Civitatis Mutine. Del Governo a Comune in Modena secondo gli Statuti ed altri documenti sincroni.

      1864 - Parma, Pietro Fiaccadori, 1864. Due volumi in folio (cm. 33); eleganti e solide legature di epoca pi recente in mezza pelle con tasselli e titoli in oro; pp. CCLXXX per il primo volume + 749, (3) per il secondo volume che contiene il prezioso "Index Rubricarum". Il primo volume italiano è a cura del Marchese Cesare Campori: Del Podestà, Delle Assemblee popolari, La Chiesa, Legislazione civile e criminale, Delle diverse qualità di Acque e strade, Studi in Modena, Agricoltura, Arti Industrie e Commercio. Nel secondo volume "Statua Civitatis Mutine anno 1327 reformata" sono riportati gli Statuti originali con ampie note in italiano. Oltre a Modena, gli Statuti riguardano: Albareto, Nonantola, Soliera, Spilamberto, Colombaro, Montale, Vaciglio, Magreta, Cittanova, Ganaceto, Villa Rami, Villa Corlo, Formiggine, ecc. ecc. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage au Golfe de Californie. Grands Courants de la Mer. Courants Gnraux Atmosphriques. Usages de la vie Maritime. Temptes vers le Ple Austra. Poissons et Oiseaux de la Mer. Description de la Sonora et de ses Riche

      Paris: Arthus Bertrand, [1864].. xvi, 544 pp. 8vo. Quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, six compartments, decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, sewn-in silk bookmark. First edition. Illus. with 1 folding lithographed map (hand-colored in outline). Sabin 14925. Barrett 555. Hill pp. 59-61. Palau 57920. "Combier [a French merchant] set out to write an account of the voyages he had undertaken during the course of his business ventures in the New World..[and] established himself primarily in Guaymas and Hermosillo and sailed between Mexican ports such as Guaymas, Acapulco, Mazatlan, and Veracruz. He also visited Valparaiso, Chile and the La Paz-Loreto environs in Baja California. His observations of the people and the terrain visited were carefully noted and included in the account, " (Hill p.61). Map by M. V. A. Malte-Brun includes part of Baja, California, and the southwest with the Apache territories noted. Extremties worn but still a very good copy, tiny tear to map at inner margin.

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        Modes et Costumes Historiques (First Edition)

      Aux Bureaux Des Modes et Costumes Historiques, 1864. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Freres, Parquet (editor). 'Modes et Costumes Historiques: Dessines et Graves Par Pauguet Freres d'Apres Les Meilleurs Maitres De Chaque Epoque et Les Documents Les Plus Authentiques.' First Edition. Aux Bureaux Des Modes et Costumes Historiques, c1864. All text in French. Illustrated in color throughout. Fine leather binding. Oversized. Extensive rubbing to the leather. Tightly bound. Good condition.

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        History of the County of Bute and Families Connected Therewith

      Thomas Murray & Son. Glasgow, Thomas Murray & Son, 1864. Hardback first edition and first impression. Fine condition, rebound in full leather. One leaf is slightly loose. Signed presentation copy - "Dr. Mackintosh / With Mr Reid's Compls / 19th March 1864". The book also carries Argyll and Bute library stamps. This copy was donated to the library by Dr Mackintosh. The wording of the inscription suggests that it is not directly penned the author, but from one of his or the publisher's colleagues. . Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1864.

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        Memoirs of the Analytical Society 1813.Cambidge: printed by J. Smith . . . and sold by Deighton & Sons [etc.],, 1813.

      First edition, extremely rare, of the only volume of the <i>Memoirs of the Analytical Society</i>, written entirely by Babbage and Herschel while students at Cambridge University. The aim of the society was to promote the Leibnizian approach to calculus as opposed to Newtonian fluxions or, as Babbage punningly described it, to promote "The Principle of pure D-ism in opposition to the Dot-age of the University" (Babbage 1864, p. 29). "The brief period of the society's existence is traditionally seen as a crucial moment in the adoption of the differential calculus within English mathematics" (ODNB). <br/><br/> &#10087;Origins of Cyberspace 17 (lacking last two leaves of the Babbage paper). OCLC lists two copies in the US (Brown and NYPL) and one in UK. <br/><br/> The preface to the volume, which sets out the manifesto of the Society, draws attention to what was to be a lasting preoccupation for Babbage, "the importance of adopting a clear and comprehensive notation" (p. xvi), which found its most important expression in the development of his symbolic notation for the action of the Difference and Analytical Engines.<br/><br/> As well as the 22-page preface, discussed in detail below, this volume contains Babbage's first published work, 'On continued products,' (pp. 1-31), and two papers by Herschel: 'On Trigonometrical Series, Particularly Those Whose Terms Are Multiplied by the Tangents, Cotangents, Secants, &c. of Quantities in Arithmetic Progression, Together with Some Singular Transformations; with Notes Relating to a Variety of Subjects Connected with the Preceding Memoir,' pp. 33-64; "On equations of differences and their application to the determination of functions from given conditions", pp. 65-114. <br/><br/> Cambridge in the late eighteenth century was intellectually stagnant, as a result of its attachment to Newtonianism and prejudice against French ideas. British mathematics of the time was a tool for understanding Isaac Newton's <i>Principia</i>-which was viewed as the cornerstone of human knowledge of both God and the natural world. Modern French algebraic analysis was viewed by many as a symbol of the recent political upheavals in France; it was the horrifying result of human intellect set free from all social restraints. The abstract nature of a pure algebraic analysis seemingly allowed the mind to wander into fantasy through the meaningless manipulation of symbols. It was further connected with a mechanical and industrial view of the mind. Pure mathematics was thus not seen as an appropriate part of a Cambridge education. Instead all textbooks were dependent on geometric figures and were applicable to specific physical foundations, rather than algebraic abstractions and mathematical generalization. <br/><br/> It was in this context that the Analytical Society was founded by Babbage (1791-1871) and Herschel (1792-1871), at the time both undergraduate students; other early participants included George Peacock and William Whewell. Its purpose was to import the most powerful techniques of continental mathematical analysis and replace the Newtonian fluxional 'dot' notation with the <i>d</i>s of Leibnizian differentials. They hoped thereby to connect with a "century of foreign improvement" in the calculus (p. xv). Its inspiration derived from predominantly French mathematicians and men of science such as Pierre-Simon Laplace, Joseph Louis Lagrange, and Sylvestre Lacroix. The latter's <i>Sur le calcul différentiel et integral</i> (1802), in particular, was deemed by Babbage to be "so perfect that any comment was unnecessary" (Babbage 1864, p. 28). The society met for the first time in May 1812 and held monthly meetings during the Cambridge terms. Although there is no evidence of formal activity by the society after the end of 1813, a few years later Part I of Lacroix's work, on differential calculus, was translated by Babbage; Part II, on integral calculus, was translated jointly by Peacock and Herschel. These, together with an "Appendix" written by Herschel, and notes by Herschel and Peacock, were published in 1816 as <i>An elementary treatise on the differential and integral calculus</i>.<br/><br/> "The Analytical Society's philosophical claims were set out in the lengthy preface to the <i>Memoirs of the Analytical Society</i> published in December 1813. 'Our business', they wrote, 'is exclusively with the pure Analytics' (p. ii, note). It is not a coincidence that in the preface the history of the differential calculus is played out in synchronization with its mathematical principles. Notation mirrored this development, since with the advancement of science and complex calculations the need for a clear and comprehensive notation was shown to be necessary. Thus as science progressed so did notation, and, more important, the process of discovery was accelerated. The ultimate extension of notation came with 'defining the result of every operation that can be performed on quantity, by the general term of function, and expressing this generalization by a characteristic letter' (p. xvi). The true operation of the mind was based on the principle that linked all discoveries. The tools for this were abstract operations, an algebraic machine that chiseled out such discoveries. The Cambridge establishment was furious when George Peacock, a former-albeit inactive-member of the Analytical Society, introduced the d notation into the exam papers of 1817" (ODNB). <br/><br/> Whewell also introduced continental analysis into the Cambridge mathematical tripos through his popular <i>An elementary treatise on mechanics</i> (1819) but, to Babbage's great disappointment, fully clothed within the traditional dress of Newtonian mechanics. The Analytical Society had failed to realize its ambitions at Cambridge and looked south to London as a more fertile place to launch their project. In the end Herschel and Babbage joined a number of other like-minded people and established the Astronomical Society of London in 1820. <br/><br/> Babbage and Herschel remained lifelong friends. Herschel supported Babbage through personal encouragement, service on the Royal Society committees specially convened to advise on the utility of Babbage's Engines, and through his advocacy for continued government investment in their construction. In 1827, shattered by the death of his wife, father and second son in the space of a year, Babbage sought solace with the Herschels in Slough in the rural outskirts of London. When Babbage left shortly after for an extended tour of the Continent, it was to Herschel that he entrusted the construction of the Engine. Herschel attempted to restrain his friend's excesses, especially Babbage's public diatribes against the Royal Society and his sarcastic attacks on prominent figures. When shown a pre-publication draft of Babbage's vehement attack on the scientific establishment, <i>Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on some of its Causes</i> (1830), Herschel wrote that he deserved 'a good slap in the face' and that he should burn the manuscript. Babbage took no heed, published and was damned. The contrast between the two friends, and their relative success in their lifetime, is telling. Herschel died five months before Babbage. In a letter to his widow Babbage described Herschel as 'one of the earliest and most valued friends of my life'. <br/><br/> Babbage, <i>Passages from the Life of a Philosopher</i>, 1864; A. W. Van Sinderen, 'The printed papers of Charles Babbage,' <i>Annals of the History of Computing</i>, Vol. 2, 1980, pp. 169-850, no. 1.. Large 4to (310 x 240 mm), pp. [iv], xxii, [ii], 114. Uncut in contemporary cloth, spine lettered in gilt with original printed front wrapper pasted onto upper cover and original blank rear wrapper bound in at end, ex-Royal Society of Edinburgh copy with some small ink stamps and letter of de-accession loosely inserted

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        Domowe zwyczaje ludu z okolic Wilkomiérza. (Z rysunkami Gersona).".

      - Typ: zestaw 15 rycin; Haslo: Wilkomierz okolice; Przyn. adm.: Kresy - Litwa; Wedlug: wg Wojciecha Gersona.; Sygnatura: Wszystkie ryciny poza jedna sygnowane sa na plycie: "AR", "FRYK", "J. STYFI", "L. FRYK", "F. SZWANGE" (dwukrotnie), "KK" x 2, "A. KARMANSKI", "F. S", "Sznage", "GORAZDOWSKI" i nieustalona oraz monogram "GW".; Technika: Drzeworyty sztorcowe o; Format: roznych wymiarych: od 115x77 do 154x228.; Pochodzenie: Z: Tygodnik Ilustrowany nr 271 do 274 od 3.12.1864 do 24.12.1864 s.448, s.449, s.460, s.461, s.468, s.469, s.476, s.477.; Inf o autorze: Wsrod autorow: Aleksander Regulski (AR), Ludwik Frick, Jan Styfi, F. Schnage (Sznage), Alfred Karmanski, Edward Gorazdowski, KK i nieustalony rytownik.; Literatura: Grajewski 1972 nie notuje.; Uwagi: Zachowane cale karty, ciekawe ryciny o tematyce etnograficznej ("UROCZYSTOSC SWIATECZNA.", "POZAR", "KOLYSKA.", WIDOK Z NAD BRZEGOW RZEKI SWIETÉJ.", "WNETRZE CHATY.", "ZGRZYBIALI CIESZA SIE WIDOKIEM PRACUJACYCH.", "WIECZORNICA.", "NIEMOWLE.", "PASTWISKO.", "WIEJSKA KRASAWICA.", "WIELBICIELE.", "PASTUSZEK.", "WLOSCIANIE W STROJACH SWIATECZNYCH.", "NARZEDZIA ROLNICZE I GOSPODARSKIE.", WIES W ZIMIE.". ; Kategorie tematyczne: architektura budownictwo ludowe, etnografia Litwini sceny obyczajowe typy ludowe, gospodarka rolnictwo / Architektur Volksbauwesen, Etnographie Litauer Sittenszenen/Sittenszene Volkstypen/Volkstyp, Wirtschaft Landwirtschaft / architecture country/folk builidings/country/folk builiding, economy agriculture, ethnography folk types/folk type social scenes, themes/social scene, social theme the Lithuanians / Holzstich / wood-engraving;

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        Autograph letter signed to Archibald Smith

      London, 1864. Galton, Francis (1822-1911). Autograph letter signed to Archibald Smith (1813-72). 4pp. London, November 11, 1864. 179 x 113 mm. Light oil-stain in lower margins, but very good otherwise. From Galton to Scottish lawyer and mathematician Archibald Smith, best known for his work on magnetism and the Earth?s magnetic field, particularly in relation to navigation. Galton was (among many other things) a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; he devoted the whole of his letter to Smith to geographical subjects, beginning with a discussion of the measurement of the Dead Sea?s elevation: "Sir H. James is really in error in believing that the elevation of the Dead Sea has never been determined by actual levelling. In 1843 Lieut. Symonds R.E. received the gold medal of the Geographical Society for having triangulated & levelled between the Mediterranean and Dead Sea. He did his work very carefully. You will see an account of it in Vols. 12 & 13 of the Geograph. Society?s transactions, in the first in the President?s address & in the second in the President?s speech, when he gave the gold medal. I had thought, but I believe now I was wrong, that it had also been levelled in more recent years, but I see that Lynch only used barometers & I suppose (from you not having referred to him) that Van der Welde did the same." Galton here refers to the measurement of the level of the Dead Sea by Lieutenant John F. A. Symonds (d. 1852), the leader of the Royal Engineers? survey of Palestine undertaken in 1841. As Galton notes, this achievement earned Symonds the Royal Geographical Society?s gold medal in 1843. Galton also mentions the measurement made by William F. Lynch (1801-65), leader of the U.S. Navy?s 1848 expedition to Jordan and the Dead Sea. ?Van der Welde? refers to Dutch cartographer Carel W. M. Van de Velde (1818-98), who published a map of Palestine in 1858; Van de Velde did not do any surveying, however, and his Dead Sea measurements were taken from Symonds. ?Sir H. James? is Sir Henry James (1803-77), who served as the director-general of the British government?s Ordnance Survey from 1854 to 1875. Galton next brings up the question of whether Smith would ?press the pendulum matter? before the Geographical Society: "If you do not think it well to press the pendulum matter, pure & simple, there remains nothing else for our Society to take up but if you do care to press it I will move at our meeting of council on Monday that a committee should be formed consisting say of Everest Waugh Spottiswoode & one or two others, to examine the question & report to the ensuing meeting. They would then communicate with you, Sabine & the Astronomer Royal, & no time would be lost. I know Everest to be very keen about pendulum experiments being now established in many places, & I think he would greatly assist. . . ." Galton here is referring to the Royal Society?s proposal, supported by Smith, that pendulum measurements of the Dead Sea elevation be made as part of the Ordnance Survey?s survey of Jerusalem, then in progress. The Jerusalem survey at first lacked both the money and the trained personnel necessary to perform these measurements, but Smith?s advocacy of the project evidently paid off: The Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society each contributed £100 towards the cost of the pendulum work and the Ordnance Survey team was able to make accurate measurements of the difference between the levels of the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea (see Wilson, Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem). ?Everest? is Sir George Everest (1790-1866), Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843 and the namesake of Mount Everest; ?Waugh? is Sir Andrew Scott Waugh (1810-78), who succeeded Everest as Surveyor-General of India and who was responsible for naming Mount Everest after his predecessor; ?Spottiswoode? is mathematician and physicist William Spottiswoode (1825-83), who served on the council of the Royal Geographical Society from 1862 to 1864. Spottiswoode was the author of On Typical Mountain Ranges: An Application of the Calculus of Probabilities to Physical Geography (1861), a work that Galton credited with inspiring him to apply statistics in the social sciences. ?Sabine? is Edward Sabine (1788-1883), head of the British Government?s magnetic survey of the Earth, who in the 1820s had used pendulum observations made in various latitudes to come up with the most accurate assessment of the Earth?s shape and size that had yet been made. The Astronomer Royal, also mentioned in Galton?s letter, was George Biddell Airy (1801-92), who, among many other accomplishments, established Greenwich as the location of the prime meridian. Wilson, Charles W., ?Excerpts from the Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem.? www.templemount.org. N.p., 21 Oct. 1996. Web. Accessed 31 October 2013.

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        THE GALLERY OF BYRON BEAUTIES: IDEAL PICTURES OF THE PRINCIPAL FEMALE CHARACTERS IN LORD BYRON&#39;S POEMS

      New York: Appleton, 1864. There are faint darker areas from dampstain on the outer and lower edges of the covers, but all in all remarkably bright and fine. . 186p. Illustrated with 39 full-page steel-engraved plates. Small 4to. Bound in full publisher brown morocco over beveled boards with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine and covers densely decorated in gilt and blind with darker brown in the embossed areas, the covers with many repeated patterns.

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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, Volume I. And II. [in 2 volumes]

      Published by Tinsley Brothers , London 1864 - , vol 1. xvii, 386 pages, vol 2. vi, 412 pages including appendices at rear, each with engraved frontispiece First Edition , rebacked with original spines, volumes in similar condition, small scratch to 1 title section on spine, cover paper rubbed in places, corners lightly scuffed, nice bright gilt at spine, some light spots to plates, pages clean throughout each, a nice clean set, in good+ condition , half brown calf with marbled paper, 5 raised bands, gilt titles and decorated compartments at spine, marbled edges and endpapers Octavo Hardback [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Modern System of Naval Architecture

      London: Day and Son,, 1864-5. Three volumes, text and 2 atlases of plates, elephant folio (675 × 495 mm) Contemporary burgundy half hard-grain morocco, matching pebble-grained cloth, title gilt direct to the spines, wide flat bands with gilt fleurons, marbled endpapers. With 165 engraved plates, most of them outline engravings, 70 of them folding - some extending to over six feet, or just short of two metres - or double-page. Some rubbing, scuffing and stripping from the spines and corners, boards rubbed, and marked, cockled in places, and with a small strip removed from the lower board of volume II of the plates, discreet ink stamp of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Library to the front and rear free endpapers with "withdrawn" over-stamp, title page of volume I creased, firt blank of volume II torn, no loss, some light browning to the margins, occasional misfolding of plates, as usual, and consequent chipping and splitting at the edges, or folds, but this is an extremely well-preserved copy of of a book often found incomplete, and sadly battered. Very good. First edition of probably the most important work on nineteenth-century British maritime science, and one of the greatest of all Victorian engineering publications. John Scott Russell (1808-1882) was the naval architect responsible for the Great Eastern, and his biographer George Emmerson, refers to The Modern System as "a Great Eastern of books &#133; a monument to Russell&#39;s mastery of his subject, his originality and his capacity as a teacher, a veritable Bible to the naval architects of his time". Russell graduated from Glasgow University at sixteen, and while still in his twenties made a significant contribution to the improvement of the form of vessels, with research into the nature of waves. This led to his most important discovery, the wave of translation, and the development of the wave-line system of shipbuilding. As manager of Caird&#39;s Greenock yards "he designed several ships on his wave-line theory which were engineered by Caird" (ODNB) including a number for the West India Royal Mail Company. In 1844 seeing "little prospect of advancement in the family firm of Caird", Russell moved to London, becoming editor of the Railway Gazette. The following year he was "persuaded to become secretary of the then almost defunct Royal Society of Arts. The society took the initiative in proposing a national exhibition and it was in no small degree due to Russell&#39;s efforts as joint secretary that this became a success as the Great Exhibition of 1851". Russell met Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1851 when invited to tender for two mail steamers by the Australian Royal Mail Co., for whom Brunel was chief engineer; "The two great engineers got on well together and the two ships, Adelaide and Victoria, were successful, the latter winning a prize for the fastest passage to Australia: sixty days. By the spring of 1852 Brunel was discussing plans with Russell for a truly enormous ship which was to become the Great Eastern". Like many of Brunel&#39;s projects The Great Eastern was a technical success, but a commercial failure, and Russell&#39;s own yard on the Thames, devastated by fire in 1852, was forced to close in 1856. Despite his financial problems Russell continued to practice, and took an active part in the current debates of shipbuilding theory and technique, in 1864 he was largely responsible for the revivification of the Admiralty school of naval architecture "direct ancestor of the current school at University College". His last major project was the design for the Great Rotunda for the Vienna Exhibition of 1873. He died in 1882, his "happy family life doing much to compensate for declining income in his later years". "The most complete record of naval architecture and of shipbuilding of the time" The Modern System includes designs for Irish, North Sea and Mediterranean passenger and merchant paddle-steamers, an Australian iron-screw passenger ship, colliers, a Channel mail-packet, a frigate, monitors, American paddle-steamers and revolving-turret ships - as used in the American Civil War, a conflict in which Russell lost considerable sums in an ill-advised deal to supply arms - gun boats and, of course twenty-two detailed plates of the Great Eastern. This monumental publication is also a marvellous feat of technical engraving, with a meticulous attention to detail, a testament to the superior work of Day & Sons, proudly Lithographers to the Queen and the Prince of Wales. A massive work, in multiple volumes, copies are often encountered in shabby condition, externally and internally, this is a well-preserved set in what remains a handsome contemporary binding, and highly desirable thus.

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        VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN ITALIE PARTIE MERIDIONALE ET EN SICILE

      Morizot, Paris 1864 - a.e.g., 524pp, foxed, Very Good. 23 engraved plates, 6 hand colored. Text in French, c1864. Very Good. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Italy; Inventory No: 39. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cosas de los Estados Unidos por Nazareno.

      Nueva York [New York]: Imprenta de El Porvenir, 1864.. Frontis, 364 pp. 8vo. Cloth, stamped in blind, gilt title. First edition. Illus. with a frontispiece portrait of the author, Simn Camacho, engraved by J.A. O'Neill from a photograph by Fredericks. Palau 40790. Sabin 16987. Howes C794. Letters and sketches about the United States covering the turbulent years between 1856 and 1863 by Simn Comacho (1824-1882), nephew of Simon Bolivar, who was the consul-General of Venezuela in New York. Includes a chapter on abolitionists and suffragists including Susan B. Anthony, Fannie Willard, and more. Quite scarce. A very good copy, light wear at the head of the spine, some offsetting on title, owner's name on first blank.

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        Title in Hebrew.] Or, the ancient ones of the earth. Being the history of the primitive alphabet, lately discovered by the author.

      T. Harwood, Melbourne 1864 - "First edition, 8vo, pp. xxiv, 118; colored frontispiece and 10 plates at the back, 3 folding; spine faded, extremities rubbed but generally good and sound. Together with: Cuneorum Clavis. The Primitive Alphabet and Language of the Ancient Ones of the Earth from the papers of the late Daniel Smith. Edited by H.W. Hemsworth, London, printed for the editor at the Chiswick Press, 1875. First edition thus, 8vo, pp. xxiii, [1], 160, 10 plates at the back, 3 folding; orig. blue cloth gilt lettered on upper cover; some cracking of the cloth at the joints, but generally good and sound. This copy belonged to Walter Besant, the prolific Victorian author, and Secretary of the Palestine Exploration Fund who immortalized Smith as the character of Daniel Fagg in his three-decker novel, All Sorts of Conditions of Men, with a lengthy full-page note on the half-title concerning Smith and his peculiarities. Smith, for his part, was an obscure eccentric Assyriologist who was sure he had discovered the key to all languages, including the Chinese, based on his interpretation of the Hebrew alphabet. He traveled to Australia to escape a delusional "plot" against him and there published The Ancient Ones, the first version of his supposed discovery. He later returned to England and haunted the British Museum and the Palestine Exploration Fund where he expounded on his theories to anyone who would listen. The Egyptologist Sir Wallis Budge described Smith (in his By Nine and Tigris, 1920) as "a little shabbily dressed man with dark and piercing eyes and a shaggy beard [who] sat in the Egyptian Gallery over one of the hot air gratings and meditated on the willful ignorance and blindness of the officials and the magnitude of his great discovery."" [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tracts issued by the Loyal Publication Society, From Feb. 1, 1863, to Feb. 1, 1864. Nos. 1 to 44

      New York: Loyal Publication Society of New York. 1864. First. First collected edition. Octavo. Contains 55 tracts bound in one volume. Lacks no. 6: "Northern True Men," no. 19: "Einheit und Frieheit," and no. 43: "Antwort der Herren De Gasparin, Laboulaye, Martin, Cochin," else complete with additional tracts (nos. 45-50, 52, 54, 56-58, and 60-62) dating from March-September 1864 also bound in. A beautiful copy professionally bound in modern period-style half calf and marbled boards that match the original marbled edges. Small library stamp to the top edge of the title page, else no other markings, with moderate toning to the title and contents pages, very good. The Loyal Publication Society of New York was led by Charles King, president of Columbia University, and the German-American jurist Francis Lieber. A second, sister Society was established in Boston. Both were founded in 1863 after the Union Army had suffered many defeats, in order to bolster public support for the Union effort. They achieved this by disseminating pro-Union tracts and related articles to newspapers around the country, and directly to Union soldiers. The tracts address the economic, social, and political issues of the day, with special attention to slavery and its abolition. Scarce. OCLC locates only five copies, and none with the additional tracts bound in this volume. A detailed list is available upon request. .

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

      Paris: De Firmin Didot Freres. 1864. First. 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. .

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        VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN ITALIE PARTIE MERIDIONALE ET EN SICILE

      Morizot, Paris, 1864. Later printing. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. a.e.g., 524pp, foxed, Very Good. 23 engraved plates, 6 hand colored. Text in French, c1864. Very Good. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Italy; Inventory No: 39. .

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        A grammar of the Chinese colloquial language, commonly called the Mandarin Dialect,

      Shanghai, Presbyterian Mission Press 1864, - 8vo, VIII-279 pp., hardbinding covered with paper, gilt lines on spine, gilt title. Second edition. Joseph Edkins (1823-1905), a protestant missionary, spent 57 years in China. Dry stamp on title page. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Archibald Smith

      London 1864 - Galton, Francis (1822-1911). Autograph letter signed to Archibald Smith (1813-72). 4pp. London, November 11, 1864. 179 x 113 mm. Light oil-stain in lower margins, but very good otherwise. From Galton to Scottish lawyer and mathematician Archibald Smith, best known for his work on magnetism and the Earth?s magnetic field, particularly in relation to navigation. Galton was (among many other things) a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society; he devoted the whole of his letter to Smith to geographical subjects, beginning with a discussion of the measurement of the Dead Sea?s elevation: "Sir H. James is really in error in believing that the elevation of the Dead Sea has never been determined by actual levelling. In 1843 Lieut. Symonds R.E. received the gold medal of the Geographical Society for having triangulated & levelled between the Mediterranean and Dead Sea. He did his work very carefully. You will see an account of it in Vols. 12 & 13 of the Geograph. Society?s transactions, in the first in the President?s address & in the second in the President?s speech, when he gave the gold medal. I had thought, but I believe now I was wrong, that it had also been levelled in more recent years, but I see that Lynch only used barometers & I suppose (from you not having referred to him) that Van der Welde did the same." Galton here refers to the measurement of the level of the Dead Sea by Lieutenant John F. A. Symonds (d. 1852), the leader of the Royal Engineers? survey of Palestine undertaken in 1841. As Galton notes, this achievement earned Symonds the Royal Geographical Society?s gold medal in 1843. Galton also mentions the measurement made by William F. Lynch (1801-65), leader of the U.S. Navy?s 1848 expedition to Jordan and the Dead Sea. "Van der Welde" refers to Dutch cartographer Carel W. M. Van de Velde (1818-98), who published a map of Palestine in 1858; Van de Velde did not do any surveying, however, and his Dead Sea measurements were taken from Symonds. "Sir H. James" is Sir Henry James (1803-77), who served as the director-general of the British government?s Ordnance Survey from 1854 to 1875. Galton next brings up the question of whether Smith would "press the pendulum matter" before the Geographical Society: "If you do not think it well to press the pendulum matter, pure & simple, there remains nothing else for our Society to take up but if you do care to press it I will move at our meeting of council on Monday that a committee should be formed consisting say of Everest Waugh Spottiswoode & one or two others, to examine the question & report to the ensuing meeting. They would then communicate with you, Sabine & the Astronomer Royal, & no time would be lost. I know Everest to be very keen about pendulum experiments being now established in many places, & I think he would greatly assist. . . ." Galton here is referring to the Royal Society?s proposal, supported by Smith, that pendulum measurements of the Dead Sea elevation be made as part of the Ordnance Survey?s survey of Jerusalem, then in progress. The Jerusalem survey at first lacked both the money and the trained personnel necessary to perform these measurements, but Smith?s advocacy of the project evidently paid off: The Royal Society and the Royal Geographical Society each contributed £100 towards the cost of the pendulum work and the Ordnance Survey team was able to make accurate measurements of the difference between the levels of the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea (see Wilson, Ordnance Survey of Jerusalem). "Everest" is Sir George Everest (1790-1866), Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843 and the namesake of Mount Everest; "Waugh" is Sir Andrew Scott Waugh (1810-78), who succeeded Everest as Surveyor-General of India and who was responsible for naming Mount Everest after his predecessor; "Spottiswoode" is mathematician and physicist William Spottiswoode (1825-83), who served on the council of the Royal Geographical Society from 1862 to 1864. Spottiswoode was the

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        The industrial resources of the district of the three northern rivers, the Tyne, Wear, and Tees, including the reports on the local manufactures, read before the British Association, in 1863. Edited by Sir W. G. Armstrong, C.B., LL.D., F.R.S. I. Lowthian Bell, Esq. John Taylor, Esq. Dr. Richardson. With notes and appendices. Illustrated with maps, plans, and wood engravings.

      London: Longman Green Longman Roberts and Green. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: A. Reid Printing Court Buildings 2nd edition 1864 - Small 4to. xlii[ii], 307[1]pp, [4]pp publisher&#146;s adverts at rear, double-frontis, plates, maps, plans, diagrams (some colour and some folded). Modern quarter green calf gilt, matching cloth sides, black calf gilt spine label, modern endpapers with original free endpapers bound-in. Occasional light spotting; original endpaper fore-edges chipped. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Glasgow

      London., 1864. Supplement to The Illustrated London News. Size: 1155 × 540 mm. Woodcut engraving with additional hand colour. Fine condition. Folds as issued. A wonderful &#39;Birds Eye view&#39; of the second Scottish city of Glasgow, published as a gratis supplement the The Illustrated London News in the March of 1864. This truly splendid Victorian panorama shows a very busy and bustling Glasgow city centre, with heavy commercial traffic seen in the streets, numerous ships on the River Clyde, factories belching out smoke and the Trossachs are seen in the distance. All of Glasgow&#39;s major municiple buildings and open public spaces are engraved.

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        AMERICAN BOY&#39;S BOOK OF SPORTS AND GAMES

      1864. 2. BASEBALL. THE AMERICAN BOY&#39;S BOOK OF SPORTS AND GAMES: A Repository of In- and-Out-Door Amusements for Boys and Youth. NY: Dick & Fitzgerald (1864). Thick 8vo (5 1/2 x 7 3/4"), 600p., brown cloth stamped in black, green and gold. This is a bright, tight and VG+ copy with minor condition issues (slight fraying to spine ends, front hinge not weak but with slight wear and slight lean). First edition. The book is arranged in categories: "The "Athletic & Graceful Recreations" includes swimming, fencing and horsemanship, "Amusement With Pets" includes cage birds, managing pigeons, aquariums, "Play-Room Games for Rainy Days" includes table games and toys, "Evening and Amusements" includes magic, puzzles and tricks with cards and "The Play-Ground; or Out-Door Games" includes games with ball. This last category features 19 pages on cricket, sections on croquet and golf and a 10 page section on Base-Ball. This section which includes 5 engravings, a diagram and a color plate of players in the field (with an American flag in the background) that is the first color plate depiction of baseball in a book. The book is profusely illustrated including 4 color plates and more than 600 engravings by Herrick, Wier, Harvey and White. This is a great copy of a book often found in wretched condition and lacking the color plates.

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        THE COMIC HISTORY OF ENGLAND [with] THE COMIC HISTORY OF ROME

      London: The Punch Office, 1864; n.d.. Bindings and contents absolutly fine and bright. Three volumes bound as two. Large 8vo. xviii, 320p, 304p; xii, 308p. Profusely illustrated by John Leech with many wood engravings and 30 hand-colored steel engravings. Uniformly bound by Bayntun (Riviere) in full red polished calf with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with blue and green title labels gilt and with vignette gilt panel ornaments, the covers with double gilt fillet rules, fancy dentelles and gilt-decorated board edges

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        THROUGH MACEDONIA TO THE ALBANIAN LAKES

      London: Chapman and Hall. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. Color lithos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Modern buckram, morocco spine label. With 12 litho plates (4 colored, 8 tinted). [Blackmer 1757; Weber 628]. A few marginal tears well away from design or text. Mrs Walker joined her brother, Chaplain to the English community at Constantinople, shortly after the Crimean War, c. 1856, and remained in the Levant for over forty years. During the 1860s she made several tours through what is now Northern Greece and the borders of Yugoslavia and Albania. A very interesting work based on several tours during the early 1860s through what is now Northern Greece, Albania, Macedonia and the Serb Republic. ; 0 .

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        "[Title in Hebrew.] Or, the ancient ones of the earth. Being the history of the primitive alphabet, lately discovered by the author."

      T. Harwood Melbourne: T. Harwood. 1864. "First edition, 8vo, pp. xxiv, 118; colored frontispiece and 10 plates at the back, 3 folding; spine faded, extremities rubbed but generally good and sound. Together with: Cuneorum Clavis. The Primitive Alphabet and Language of the Ancient Ones of the Earth &#133; from the papers of the late Daniel Smith. Edited by H.W. Hemsworth, London, printed for the editor at the Chiswick Press, 1875. First edition thus, 8vo, pp. xxiii, [1], 160, 10 plates at the back, 3 folding; orig. blue cloth gilt lettered on upper cover; some cracking of the cloth at the joints, but generally good and sound. This copy belonged to Walter Besant, the prolific Victorian author, and Secretary of the Palestine Exploration Fund who immortalized Smith as the character of Daniel Fagg in his three-decker novel, All Sorts of Conditions of Men, with a lengthy full-page note on the half-title concerning Smith and his peculiarities. Smith, for his part, was an obscure eccentric Assyriologist who was sure he had discovered the key to all languages, including the Chinese, based on his interpretation of the Hebrew alphabet. He traveled to Australia to escape a delusional ""plot"" against him and there published The Ancient Ones, the first version of his supposed discovery. He later returned to England and haunted the British Museum and the Palestine Exploration Fund where he expounded on his theories to anyone who would listen. The Egyptologist Sir Wallis Budge described Smith (in his By Nine and Tigris, 1920) as ""a little shabbily dressed man with dark and piercing eyes and a shaggy beard [who] sat in the Egyptian Gallery over one of the hot air gratings and meditated on the willful ignorance and blindness of the officials and the magnitude of his great discovery."""

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        L' ADOLESCENZA. GIORNALE DI EDUCAZIONE ILLUSTRATO.

      Felice Legros 1864 ANNO I°, VOL. I - ANNO III°, VOL. III, N° 3. 3 VOLUMI LEGATI ASSIEME IN 8° GR. M. PELLE. COMPLESSIVE 560 PP. CON INNUMEREVOLI ILLUSTRAZIONI SILOGRAFICHE ANCHE A PIENA PAGINA. RARISSIMO GIORNALE DI ERUDIZIONE PER RAGAZZI. TUTTO IL PUBBLICATO? IN OTTIMO STATO DI CONSERVAZIONE.

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        Souvenirs d'Un Voyage en Asie Mineure.

      Michel Lévy frères, paris 1864 - Un fort volume de format in 8° de XXIV, 516 pp. Reliure en demi chagrin vert empire; dos uniformément passé. Quelques rares rousseurs, sinon bel état. Rare édition originale de ce voyage, très détaillé, effectué en 1861/1862 au travers du Proche-Orient; essentiellement en Turquie et, plus largement, dans l'ex-Empire Ottoman.; l'auteur est favorable à une reconnaissance d'une "Fédération des Etats-Unis d'Orient".! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALBUM PER L&#39;ESPOSIZIONE DI BELLE ARTI E MESTIERI IN SAVONA. DIDICATO AL CAVALIERE TOMMASO BONGIORNI

      Savona: Tip. della Reci(usione) Militare, 1864. contemporary green morocco with covers with gilt fillet and corner ornaments, gilt center ornament. 18838|2223|4351|4525/FA. Type Specimens. 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, with one edge severely bumped. Some spotting on cover.

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        Ninco Nanco, (Giuseppe Nicola Summa) dopo la sua esecuzione.

      Subject: (Brigantaggio). Foto carte de visite, 1864, del luogotenente di Carmine Crocco.

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        MAP OF NORTHERN GEORGIA, MADE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF CAPT. W.E. MERRILL

      Chattanooga. May 2, 1864.. Lithographed map, 39 x 35 1/4 inches, mounted in twenty-four sections on linen; folded to 10 1/2 x 7 inches. Original printed card covers. Covers slightly rubbed and soiled. Light foxing and wear. Very good. 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&#39;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&#39;s assistant Sgt. N. Finnegan developed an extraordinary body of intelligence, drawing on spies, prisoners, refugees, pedlars, 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 - the best ever made - of country that lay mostly behind enemy lines. The Merrill map was a critical aid to Sherman&#39;s campaigns in Georgia. Five days after the map was completed, on May 7, Sherman&#39;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 of 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.

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        The Works of William Shakespeare. Edited, with a scrupulous Revision of the Text, by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke

      London: Bickers and Son, 1864., 1864. 4 volumes, complete. 8vo. Beautiful contemporary binding, probably by Bickers but not stated, of tan half calf with twin, red and black, title labels and fine extra gilt tooling to spines, marbled boards, end papers and edges. Portrait frontispiece to vol.I. Light foxing to first and last 3 leaves of each volume; age toning to pages. Binding rubbed and scuffed, top of upper joint of vol.IV scratched with joint starting. A sound set in a rubbed but attractive binding.

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        Military Medical and Surgical Essays Prepared for the United States Sanitary Commission

      Philadelphia J B Lippincourt & Co 1864. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed. Slight darkening to page ends. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons First Edition Green hardback cloth cover 240mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 552pp.

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        Südbayern, Tirol und Salzburg, Steiermark, Kärnthen, Krain, Istrien und Württemberg. Handbuch für Reisende.

      8°. 6 Karten und 7 Pläne. XIV, 252 Seiten. Ganzleder der Zeit, goldgeprägt. 11. verbesserte Auflage. (Baedeker's Reisehandbücher.) - Hinrichsen D 137. Druckquote Juni 1864. - Titelblatt und erste und letzte Seiten ganz leicht stockfleckig, sonst aber gut bis sehr gut. Einband in besser als gutem Zustand. Siehe Photo.

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        STIKHOTVORENIYA ("Verses"). Volumes 1-3 (set)

      St. Petersburg: Zvonarev, 1864 Author: Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov (1821-1877). Text in Russian. Set of three half-leather volumes decorated in gilt and titled in French to spines; color edges. 214, 229, 204 pp. Rozanov 1110. Very nice set. Rare 4th edition. Not in Kilgour. Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. HB.

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        DECRETS DU 19 FEVRIER (2 MARS) 1864 Concernant l&#39;Organisation des Populations Rurales en Pologne

      Saint-Petersbourg [St. Petersburg]: Librairie de la Cour Imperiale, S. Dufour, 1864 Text in French. Softcover. [Very Rare] Please see the pictures. For more images please visit our website..

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        P. Terentii Phormio. Expurgatus in usum puerorum; Pincerna ex Terentio. In Usum Puerorum; Aulularia Plauti. Pueris in scenam prodituris accommodata; P. Terentii Andria. In Usum Puerorum

      [London: Gilbert and Rivington, printers,], 1864&#150;65&#150;66&#150;70. 4 works bound for presentation in one volume with general letterpress title reading "Plautus, Terentius. In usum alumnorum oratorii. 1864&#150;1870". Bound for presentation by Goodman of Birmingham (with green binder&#39;s ticket) in contemporary polished red calf, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, covers with decorative borders in gilt and black, front cover lettered in gilt, turn-ins hatched in blind, yellow endpapers, gilt edges. Leather book label of Estelle Doheny. Several minor text corrections in ink and pencil, most likely in the recipient&#39;s hand. Minor rubbing to board edges in places, a very good copy. First editions, presentation copy to Lord Coleridge (John Duke Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge, lord chief justice), inscribed by Newman on the blank immediately preceding the general title "To Lord Coleridge, from his affectionate friend, J.H.N. Christmas, 1880&#150;1"; Pincerna is also inscribed at the head of the title, "With Cardinal Newman&#39;s Compl[imen]ts" (Newman was made a cardinal in 1879). The volume collects Newman&#39;s adaptations of four plays by Plautus (c. 254&#150;184 BC) and Terence (195x185&#150;159 BC) for performance at Newman&#39;s Oratory School at Edgbaston. Because Newman believed in the value of Latin plays for students, he expended a great deal of energy on their adaptation and production while carefully editing the plays to omit any questionable content. Each play is printed first in Latin, followed by Newman&#39;s English translation (with separate pagination), except the Andria, which has Latin text only.

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        The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography 14 volume set

      London William Mackenzie [1864]. G : in Good condition. Minor rubbing to all volumes and light wear to spine ends. Spine top of volume III chipped and 2 inches missing along joint with front cover. Spine ends of volume V chipped with damage to base and lower edge. Signature of previous owner on fep. Overall contents VG Reprint Brown hardback cloth cover with gilt and black decoration 265mm x 190mm (10" x 7"). [3600pp.]. Numerous b/w engravings; approx 100 steel engraved portraits. An early example of a biographical dictionary with a slight emphasis on British subjects. The mid 19th century was a time of great achievement in science, the arts and politics. While, inevitably, some of the subjects have slipped into obscurity, it is interesting to have contemporary views on the great people of that time. Contributors include Christina and William Rossetti.

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        Carte de la Sologne dans les Departements du Loiret, du Cher et de Loir-et-Cher

      Orleans 1864 - Fantastic large scale map of Loiret, Cher and Loire-et-Cher departments in central France. Distinguishes various types of routes, communication lines, railroads and political boundaries plus geographical features such as forests, waterways and topography. Colorfully coded to denote the existence of various geological discoveries including limestone, clay, flint and shells. Includes Bourges, Orleans and Blois. Spans parts of the Loire Valley wine region. Printed by Mme. Tiget. Minor overall aging. Wall map in 32 sections. Lithograph with hand coloring backed with linen. Image measures 47" x 72".

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        NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA.

      [Washington]. 1864. - Folded map, 24 x 33 inches, in thirty-two segments mounted on linen. Original card covers with printed paper label. Contemporary ownership inscription on label. Some light wear and minor soiling. Very good plus. A highly detailed map of the northern half of Mississippi and Alabama, showing the border with Tennessee and all points south to Vicksburg and Montgomery, produced to support the operations of the Union Army there in 1864. This is one of several maps compiled by the U.S. Coast Survey in an attempt to adequately map the South during the Civil War for military purposes. A note on the map indicates that the present map was compiled from various sources, including "campaign maps and information furnished by Capt. O.M. Poe, Chief Engineer, Military Division of the Mississippi, and by Capt. W.E. Merrell, Chief Engineer, Department of the Cumberland." Merrill was Sherman's chief topographical engineer, and he contributed to several important maps of the area, including one of Northern Georgia produced in Chattanooga following the vital capture of that city. With the beginning of the Civil War the United States Army found itself scrambling to obtain adequate field maps for military operations in the South. The most established cartographic branch of the Government, the Coast Survey, was pressed into service to provide these maps, some with a coastal component but mainly for landlocked locations. The cartographers of the Coast Survey reviewed all of the existing cartography available, but also drew on military and scouting reports and covert agents to assemble to most detailed possible maps detailing places, roads, railroads, natural features. The topography is illustrated with hachured and shaded relief, and railroads shown in red. The circulation of these maps was controlled, and only officers ranking major or higher were supposed to control copies. As a result, they are rare today. Two key figures in the Coast Survey effort during the War were Henry Lindenkohl and his brother Adolph, who were responsible for actually drawing many of the field maps. The Lindenkohls were born in Germany, but emigrated to the United States as teenagers and became American citizens. Adolph had already worked at the Coast Survey before the War began, and Henry joined in 1861. Together they made a huge contribution to the war effort through their superb cartographic work, producing and revising maps of different theatres of operations through 1865. Both continued with the survey for the rest of their lives; Adolph died in 1904 after fifty years on the job, and Henry in 1920 after fifty-nine. This map has the ownership inscription of Col. Joseph Corson Read (1831-1889). Read was one of the first wave of men to take up Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers to put down the rebellion in April 1861. He remained continuously in the army, serving first on General Jesse Reno's staff and rising to the rank of Chief Commissary for the Army of the Cumberland, commanded by Gen. George H. Thomas. Thomas was impressed with Read, and on May 1, 1864, with the spring campaign against Atlanta imminent, Thomas named Read Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland in the Field. This meant that, although Col. A.P. Porter was the Army's overall chief, Read would serve alongside Thomas in the field and had the responsibility to supply the entire army as it moved South. During the long and arduous Atlanta campaign he was the man on the ground, making the supply side work. Read developed a close relationship with Thomas, one with both personal and professional aspects. An important map of Northern Mississippi and Alabama, particularly interesting as part of the greater project undertaken by the Coast Survey to map out the South during the Civil War, and with excellent provenance and associations.

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        [TWO MANUSCRIPT REPORTS, UNSIGNED, FROM THE RED RIVER CAMPAIGN DURING THE CIVIL WAR]

      Louisiana. March 16 & April 5, 1864.. 4; 2pp. Folio and quarto sheets. Old fold lines. Minor wear and soiling. Near fine. Two field reports written by Brigadier General Thomas K. Smith during the Red River Campaign in Louisiana. These reports concern incidents during that campaign and are dated at "Head Quarters, Div. 17th Army Corps." The report of March 16 reads, in part: "Agreeably to your request I have the honor to transmit unofficially this statement of progress of the naval forces & Genl. A.J. Smith&#39;s command in the Red River Expedition to present date. The fleet of transports sailed from Vicksburg...[on] Thursday 10th inst. The detachment I have the honor to command embarked on steamers Hastings (flag ship) Autocrat, John Raine & Diana arrived at the mouth of Red River and reported to Admiral Porter on Friday." The report continues with news of road conditions (described as "most part bad and swampy"), bridge repairs, and enemy sightings. Beyond Marksville, Smith "formed line of battle...brisk musketry firing commenced at the fort... I was ordered by the general commanding to look well to my rear and left wing, that I might anticipate attack from Walker with 6,000 Texans. At 6:30 news was brought me that the fort had surrendered." General Smith&#39;s April 5 report concerns the little-known April 4 skirmish at Campti, a small town on the eastern bank of the Red River. According to the report, the Union effort began at five o&#39;clock in the morning, but was hampered by faulty steamboat machinery. "Through scouts, negroes & the people of the country I learned that they enemy was two thousand strong & were eight miles in advance & rapidly retreating in the direction of Shreveport." When Smith&#39;s forces finally arrived at Campti, they found it "mostly destroyed": "Col. Moore with his brigade reported to me on the road. The navigation of the river above is becoming difficult for heavy draught boats. The town of Campti I found mostly detroyed by the cavalry. There is a large amount of salt peter there...I had not time to destroy it... [I] ordered Col. Gooding to report back with his command and Col. Hubbard of Genl. Mowers command who has been ordered to Campti with me...." An interesting pair of reports on this grueling Civil War campaign in the Trans-Mississippi region.

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        Oeuvres Completes d'Alexis De Tocqueville Publiees Par Madame De Tocqueville.

      Michel Levy Freres, Librarires Editeurs 1864 - First collected edition of the author's complete works, edited by H.G. de Bearument under the direction of Tocqueville's widow Mary Mottley de Tocqueville. Published from 1864 to 1866 in Paris in nine volumes. Bound in attractive three-quarter leather binding contemporary with the publication of the set. Former owners' bookplate in first volume only. Volumes I-III: De la Democratie en Amerique, Quatorzieme Edition. Volume IV: L'Ancien Regime et La Revolution, Septieme Edition. Volume V: Correspondeance et Oeuvres Posthumes, Publiees pour la premiere fois en 1860. Volume VI: Correspondence d'Alexis de Tocqueville, Publiee en 1860. Volume VII: Nouvelle Correspondance Entierement Inedite de Alexis de Tocqueville. Volume VIII: Melanges Fragments Historiques et Notes sur L'Ancien Regime, La Revolution et l'Empire. Voyages - Pensees, Entierement Inedits par Alexis de Tocqueville. Volume IX: Etudes Economiques Politiques et Litteraires, par Alexis de Tocqueville. Tocqueville's health was never very strong and in 1859 he died at Cannes. "He had published some minor pieces during his lifetime, and his complete works, including much unpublished correspondence, were produced after his death in uniform shape by H.G. de Beaumont" THE ENCLYCLOPAEDIA BRITIANNICA, Eleventh Edition. An attractive set of Tocqueville's writings gathered and edited by his life-long friend Gustave de Beaumont. Both 'Democracy in America' and 'Ancient Regime' have become classics in the study of political science in both the United States and France. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Judges of England; with Sketches of Their Lives, Miscellaneous

      1864. Foss, Edward [1787-1870]. The Judges of England; with Sketches of Their Lives, and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts of Westminster, from the Time of the Conquest. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848-1864. Nine volumes. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary three quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments to spines, marbled edges and endpapers. Minor rubbing to spine ends and corners, light fading to spines. Small scuff to front board of Volume I, tiny stain to spine of Volume VI, partial split near center of text bock of Volume VIII. Interiors clean and bright. A handsome set. * Authoritative biographies of 1,589 chancellors, masters of the rolls, and judges of the courts are provided for each reign, from the time of the Norman Conquest through the reign of Queen Victoria, 1066-1864. Based on original sources, it is an important reference work for legal historians. Considered "the standard authority" in its field by J.C. Robertson in the (cited in the Dictionary of National Biography), it is frequently cited by Holdsworth in A History of English Law. "A" rated in the American Association of Law Schools, Law Books Recommended for Librarians. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:715. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations I:127.

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        Catalogo degli uccelli di Sardegna. Con note e osservazioni.

      Subject: (Ornitologia - Sardegna). Milano, Tip. Bernardoni, 1864. 8vo br. pp. 140. Rara edizione originale, in copia intonsa.

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        Partially printed document in receipt to Sheriff Bennett of Pittsylvania County of "Bill, slave of J Hunt Est, to labor on fortifications in this department"

      Richmond, [Va]: Headquarters Engineer Department, D.N.V. [Department of Northern Virginia], March 4, 1864. (SLAVE LABOR) Oblong 12mo. Signed "C.P. Hyde" Agent - By order of Col. W.H. Stevens. Fine . Receipt for the use of a slave ("Bill") for the Confederate war effort. Thousands of Virginia slaves were impressed by the Confederate Engineer Department to build the fortifications around Richmond, Petersburg, Saltville and Lynchburg

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        Curry & Rice : The Ingredients of Social Life at Our Station in India

      London Day & Son [1864]. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Splits on spine. Title page foxed. Occasional foxing elsewhere 3rd Edition Brown/gilt decorated hardback cloth cover 300mm x 210mm (12" x 8"). [80pp + plates]. 40 tinted plates. Published: 1930 - 1933.

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        The Rock Cut Temples of India. Illustrated by Seventy-four Photographs taken on the Spot by Major Gill. Described by James Fergusson.

      London: John Murray, 1864 - Octavo. Original green pebble-grained cloth elaborately blocked with panels of knot-work, title gilt to spine and upper board, all edges gilt, dark brown surface-paper endpapers. Externally bright and very clean, gutta-percha perished, now sewn, and lined with linen bands, scattered light foxing, the interleaves browned otherwise, one leaf cleanly torn across, now professionally repaired, one leaf slightly stained at the fore-margin, no encroachment beyond the printed panel, some chipping, but overall a very good copy. Small albumen print mounted as vignette on the title page, and 73 half-stereoscope albumen prints (mostly 76 × 76 mm), mounted on stiffish paper, red ruled border with cross patté corner-pieces to all leaves, fully interleaved, plans to the text. First and only edition, institutionally fairly well-represented but extremely uncommon on the market. Just two complete copies at auction in the last 30 years, and none at all in the elaborate publisher's binding, the result of the fragile gutta-percha method used to attach the heavy mounting leaves. James Fergusson (1808&#150;1886), was one of Victorian Britain's most prominent architectural historians, respected by Ruskin, and the dedicatee of Schliemann's great work Tiryns, as "the historian of architecture, eminent alike for his knowledge of art and for the original genius which he has applied to the solution of some of its most difficult problems". However, he had no university education and began his career working for the family firm of Fairlie, Fergusson & Co. in Calcutta, before going into business as an indigo planter, he quickly made his fortune "and was able to retire, and as 'an expert draughtsman with a camera-lucida' he explored India 'chiefly on a camel's back, from end to end and from side to side' exploring the rock-cut temples of Ajanta, Ellora, and elsewhere" (ODNB). His first published work being Illustrations of the Rock-Cut Temples of India (1845), illustrated with lithographic plates. Such was the interest generated by this work that the East India Company appointed Major Gill to make a complete pictorial survey of the murals at Ajunta; " From1845 until his death, Gill based himself for most of the time at Ajanta, even though he was invalided out of the Army on 1 October 1852 and could have returned to Britain" (Gordon, Monumental Visions: Architectural Photography in India, 1840-1901, SOAS, PhD, 2011, p234) The first of his completed paintings were exhibited at the museum of the East India Company in 1847, a number of them being reproduced in 1849 in an article in the Illustrated London News. By 1863 he had produced around 30 near full-scale copies of the principal frescoes, these were sent to London, and about twenty of them were lost in the 1866 fire at The Crystal Palace, where they were being exhibited in the India Court. "At some point around 1857, Gill learnt to use a camera and by the time he had finished his paintings in 1863, he was also undertaking an unofficial photographic documentation of the site" (p236). The EIC had for some time been trying to encourage "the use of photography on paper to expedite and economise the labours of the Cave Committee", and Gill was finally officially commissioned to photograph the caves in 1868. It was from Gill's nearly 200 stereoscopic views that Fergusson selected the views in this book; "The photographs tell their own story far more clearly than any form of words that could be devised, and form by far the most perfect and satisfactory illustration of the ancient architecture of India which has yet been presented to the Public" (Introduction). It has been suggested that this edition may have privately produced for Fergusson, it certainly predates the Cundall editions of the same year. An uncommon, and highly desirable photographic incunabulum, and a fascinating and important archaeological record. Gernsheim 211 & 212 for variants.

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