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      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1864. First edition. With an engraved frontispiece, folding map, and the double-page map of the Somali Coast. 8vo, publisher’s original rust-coloured cloth, the spine lettered in gilt, the covers ruled and decorated in blind. x, 372 pp., 32-page publisher's catalogue. A very good and handsome copy, with a bit of tenderness to the outer hinge of the upper cover, light shelf wear, a sound and clean copy, well preserved for this difficult book . THE RAREST AND DEAREST OF THE TWO BOOKS PENNED BY JOHN SPEKE AFTER HIS TRAVELS INTO THE LAKE REGIONS OF AFRICA AND THIS, THE NARRATION OF THE HIGHLY IMPORTANT JOURNEY WITH RICHARD FRANCIS BURTON. This work is composed of two parts, the "Journal of Adventures in Somali Land," and the "Journal of a Cruise on the Tanganyika Lake." Speke had apparently, at the end of the Punjab campaign in 1849, developed the idea to explore Central Africa with a view to collecting hitherto unknown species of fauna. At the same time the Bombay government was organizing an expedition to Somaliland under Lieutenant Richard Burton. Speke had originally planned to travel into Africa alone--a very unwise proposal--and James Outram, the political resident at Aden, at first forbid him. Outram then suggested that Speke join Burton's expedition, which he did. It was during this expedition that Speke claimed to have discovered the true source of the Nile, but Burton and his associate, James Macqueen, immediately disputed his claims. Speke was granted command of a second expedition in 1860 to explore the Victoria Nyanza and verify his earlier findings. In the years 1863 and 1864 Speke published, respectively, JOURNAL OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE and this book, WHAT LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE. Despite the confusing titles, the "Journal" actually covers his second expedition, with James Grant, while "What Led To" narrates his first journey in the company of Burton.

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        Un Buffet de Chemin de Fer / Railway Refreshment Room

      Paris: Dusacq & Cie. Editeurs, 1864. Hand-coloured lithograph after a painting by Droz. Very good condition apart from some light soiling, two skillfully repaired small tears in the top and right margins, and an expertly mended loss in the lower part of the image. 19 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches. 20 1/4 x 26 inches. A beautifully coloured, humorous plate that was most likely part of a series published by Dusacq of images by various artists depicting railway related scenes. During the mid-nineteenth century, the technological advancement and financial prosperity of France under Napoleon III hastened the development of the railway and other modern modes of transportation such as the omnibus. These improvements brought about a culture of mass tourism, as members of various classes flocked to the railroad to take day trips. An archetypal symbol of modern life, the railway station became a popular subject during the period and was represented by artists such as Honoré Daumier and William Powell Frith. It was an ideal place to observe a varied cross-section of society and the comical idiosyncrasies of human behavior. In addition to being a place where one purchased refreshments while awaiting one's train, the railway buffet, as emphasized in this print, became a popular social venue for men and women. Born in 1832, the artist and author Antoine Gustave Droz was the son of the renowned sculptor Jules-Antoine Droz. In 1851, he studied with Picot at the École des Beaux-Arts and exhibited several works at the Salon beginning in 1857. He was primarily a genre painter, and a collection of his witty drawings illustrating family life were published in the satiric weekly magazine Vie Parisienne before being issued as a very well received book entitled Monsieur, Madame et Bébê in 1866. Despite his artistic training, Droz began to focus on his literary career after his initial success and became a well respected author of numerous novels including Entre nous (1867), Autour d'une source (1869), Un Pacquet de letters (1870), and L'Enfant (1885). Many of his books were esteemed for their humorous nature, and this comical element is also evident in several of his early paintings such as Un Buffet de Chemin de Fer on which this plate is based. Cf. Benezit, Dictionaire des Peintres, Sculptteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 4, p. 749; cf. Thieme/Becker, Allgemeines Lexicon der bilden Künstler, vol 9/10, p. 585.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        CASSELL’S ILLUSTRATED SHAKESPEARE. THE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE. Edited and annotated by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. Vol. I--Comedies, Vol. II--Historical Plays, Vol. III--Tragedies

      London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, n.d. [1864-68]. 3 volumes. First of the edition. Illustrations by H.C. Selous; Jansen and Stratford bust portraits. 4to, 3/4 dark blue polished period calf over violet pebbled cloth boards, the spines with raised bands gilt ruled, stippled and decorated, lettered in gilt in two compartments, one with red morocco lettering label, ruled in gilt on the covers, marbled edges, endleaves of sympathetic papers. (6), 728; (8), 600;, xl, 800 pp. A very attractive set, clean and handsome and fine with only very minor evidence of age. A FINE 19TH CENTURY COLLECTION OF SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS, ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT AND HANDSOMELY BOUND. This collection is considered one of the principle and most important collections for its time. The editors, Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke, are recognized as authorities on Shakespeare and had edited, critiqued and published Shakespeare for years. With their preface and life in Vol. III. Each volume has a quote from Shakespeare on the title page: “‘Forewarn him that he use no scurrilous words in his tunes” which the editors use to justify the modifying of coarse and objectionable language. They also remark that in their notes, they have emphasized the poetic perspective of Shakespeare more than other editors. Similarly they have illuminated the physical indications of those with mental suffering in his works, “intrinsic evidences” of his style at various epochs of his career, and their perspectives of the role of gender in his work. A fascinating collection.

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        Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds

      London: Bradbury and Evans,, May 1864–April 1865. 12 monthly parts. Original dark orange wrappers printed in black. Housed in a brown cloth folding case. 24 hand-coloured plates. Ads to volumes VII, VIII, IX, and XI. Contemporary ownership inscriptions to upper wrappers of volumes XI, X, and XI. Wrappers lightly rubbed with some chips and wear to the ends of the spines. An excellent set. First edition in the original monthly parts. Surtees's (1805–64) novels revolve around British field sports, and his "sharp, authentic descriptions of the hunting field have retained their popularity among fox-hunters" and, "his mordant observations on men, women, and manners; his entertaining array of eccentrics, rakes, and rogues; his skill in the construction of lively dialogue (a matter over which he took great pains); his happy genius for unforgettable and quotable phrases… have won him successive generations of devoted followers" (ODNB). This novel, published posthumously, is considered his best work.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Georges Petit, Paris 1864 - Image Size : 365x555 (mm), 14.375x21.875 (Inches), Platemark Size : 485x645 (mm), 19.125x25.375 (Inches), Paper Size : 555x720 (mm), 21.875x28.375 (Inches), Black & White, Steel Engraving

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        GENERAL ORDERS Of The WAR DEPARTMENT. 1864. No. 1. January 1, 1864 - No. 308. December 29, 1864.

      War Department,, Washington: 1864 - No. 220 with fold-out: "Table specifying the money value of Clothing Allowed to the Army of the United States." A nearly complete run of 330 War Department General Orders for the year of 1864. The volume lacks 109, 134 252, 254, 256 & 299. No. 106 is represented by a republishing as HQ, Department of the Gulf General Order 116. Included are two memoranda, date 1 May 1864, which assigns Court Martials & Transfer of Veterans orders to a different system. Nos 49 & 50 are duplicated, i.e., each bound-in twice. Most orders reflect the general nature of administering an army. assignments, court martials, etc. Though that said, a couple I note with interest. No. 260, 21 September 1864, revises payment processes for job printing. No. 296, 2 December 1864, concerns "stores and school-books" for freedmen. Nos. 128, 232, 233, & 302 are Proclamations by Abraham Lincoln, with No. 232 suspending writ of habeas corpus in Kentucky. All-in-all, a wonderful resource documenting the administration of the Union Army for the year. General wear & scuffing to binding. Front joint starting top 1". An About VG copy. Bespoke binding, in 'law style', i.e., full tan sheep with black leather spine labels. Binder label to front paste-down: "From / Peter O'Donnell / Stationer, Printer / & / Blank Book Manufacturer, / 16 Camp St. / New Orleans". NB. Binder instructions penciled in top margin of No. 220. 8vo. 1st printing. Divers paginations, though ~ 900 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Runde Strasse in Peking [Pl. 29]

      Berlin: Verlag von Georg Stilke, circa 1864. Colour-printed lithograph by R. Steinbock, after Hildebrandt, cut to the image edge and mounted on card as issued. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and minor foxing in the margins. 10 7/8 x 15 inches. 17 7/8 x 21 3/4 inches. A charming atmospheric street scene in Peking, from Hildebrandt's illustrated survey of his world travels "Reise um die Erde (Journey Around the Earth)." Born in Gdansk, Hildebrandt was a pupil of the marine painter Wilhelm Kreuse (1803-64) and also studied watercolour painting in the Paris studio of Eugène Isabey for six months. After returning to Berlin in 1843, he met Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1855), who introduced him to Frederik William IV. The latter commissioned him to paint Rio de Janeiro in 1844. On his return, he explored the rest of South America and visited Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Buffalo and Niagara Falls. Hildebrandt was evidently keen on travel, as he also made numerous journeys to many of the Mediterranean countries, Asia Minor, India, China, Japan and across the Pacific. During his voyages, he drew a number of open-air studies in watercolour, a large selection of which were published in 1871-74 by R. Wagner as a collection of chromolithographs entitled "Reise um die Erde." The illustrations were lithographed by R. Steinbock and accompanied by descriptive text by R. Weisse. The present image depicting a bustling thoroughfare in the cosmopolitan city of Peking is most likely from a sketch Hildebrandt executed during his tour of 1862 to 1864. Cf. Thieme/Becker, Allgemeines Lexicon der bilden Künstler, vol 17/18, p. 74-5.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Maine Woods

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

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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        (Shaped Book) Robinson Crusoe

      (Boston: Prang, L., & Co., c. 1864). 12mo. (16)pp. A shaped book illustrated throughout by chromolithography. The illustrations surround the central text, which is a retelling of the story of Robinson Crusoe in verse by Lydia L. Very, who also designed the book. This title was part of the "Doll Series" of shaped books published by Prang, which were "among the first publications of L. Prang & Company." McClinton writes that these books are "some of the most interesting and fascinating items Prang published," going on to say that "today these books are valuable items for the collector of children's books." Light wrinkling to covers, else fine in shaped pictorial wrappers.

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        Nouveau Dictionnaire de Medicine et de Chirurgie Pratiques

      86 - Paris - J. B. Bailliere et Fils, 1864 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An extensive and highly fascinating set of French nineteenth century medical encyclopedias. First edition. Thirty-eight volumes of the original forty comprising of; Volume I A-AMB, Volume II AME-AOR, Volume III APE-ATM, Volume V BIL-BUS, Volume VI CAB-CHAL, Volume III CLAV-COMP, Volume IX CONC-COUD, Volume X COXAL-DEGL, Volume XI DELIG-DYSE, Volume XII DYSM-EMUL, Volume XIII ENLA-EROT, Volume XV FOET-GENDER, Volume XVI GEN-GRIP, Volume XVII GROS-HU, Volume XVIII HYD-INFL, Volume XIX INFUS-KYST, Volume XX LAC-LUX, Volume XXI LYC-MEC, Volume XXII MED-MOEL, Volume XXIII MOL-NEV, Volume XXIV NEZ-ORC, Volume XXV ORE-PAP, Volume XXVI PAP-PER, Volume XXVII PESS-PIG, Volume XXVIII PIL-POI, Volume XXIX POL-PRO, Volume XXX PS-REI, Volume XXXI REI-ROT, Volume XXXII ROV-SCR, Volume XXXIIISE-ST, Volume XXXXIV SU-SY, Volume XXXV TA-TO, Volume XXXVI TR-TYPHO, Volume XXXVII TRY-UTER, Volume XXXVIII VAC-VEI, Volume XXXIX VEN-ZO, Volume XL ZYN and the Supplement. Compiled and edited by a variety of influential surgeons and doctors including Bernutz, Boeckel, Buignet, Cusco, Denuce, Desnos, Desormeaux, Devilliers, Alf. Fournier, H. Gintrac, Giraldes, Gosselin, Alph. Guerin, A. Hardy, Hirtz, Jaccoud, Koeberle, S. Laugies, Liebreich, P. Lorain, Marce, A. Nelaton, Ore, Panas, V. A. Racle, Richet, Ph. Ricord, Jules, Rochard, Z. Roussin, Ch. Sarazin, Germain See, Jules Simon, Stoltz, A. Tardieu, S. Tarnier and Trousseau. Illustrated throughout the text. Both theoretical and practical medical knowledgewas monumental within thenineteenth century, witha series of events that marked the development of Traumatology and Orthopaedics. Firstly therewas the fusion of medicine and surgery, passing it to be considered as a science, with all its implications. Secondly, the onset and development of anaesthesia, whichallowed focused surgery results, rather than speed. Thirdly, the development of antiseptics, whichenabled safer surgery. Finally, the discovery of X-rays at the end of the century, allowing a direct approach to the marrow pathology. Anaesthesia and antiseptics allowed the development of more sophisticated surgical techniques and amputations,with the dramatic increase in survival rates of patients. Bound by E. C. Osborne, with Birmingham Medical Institute gilt stamps to the spines. Condition: In half calf bindings, with marbled boards and gilt lettering to the spines, fifteen of the volumes have been rebacked. Externally, all volumes are lightly rubbed, with shelfwear to extremities. Four of the volumes have loss to the spines, and one volume has loss to the spine label. Fourteen front joints are starting, with ten rear joints starting. Three front hinges, and three rear hinges are slightly strained. Nine boards are held by the cords only- three of which are delicate and may detach in the post despite careful packaging. One board is detached. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound and bright throughout. Generally clean, although there is some light spotting affecting the first and last pages. Seven volumes have light foxing to the first few pages. Slight marginal tide marks to the rear of volume three. Binders label to the front pastedown of every volume. Institutional ink stamp to the title page of every volume. Overall: GOOD.

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        Voyage pittoresque en Italie. Partie septentrionale.

      Morizot,, Paris, 1864 - Cm. 26, pp. viii, 535 (3). Con 23 belle incisioni in rame fuori testo di cui alcune a colori (ciascuna protetta da velina). Solida ed elegante legatura in mezza pelle e percallina rossa, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Tagli dorati. Esemplare con qualche fioritura, perlopiù marginale, peraltro ben conservato. Celebre figurato francese sull'Italia con un bell'apparato iconografico composto da vedute delle principali città e da tavole di costumi a colori. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        London Labour and the London Poor

      London - Charles Griffin and Company, 1864 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Mayhews seminal study of London street life in the middle of the centuryBound in half morocco leather with gilt lettering and cloth covered boards. Rebound with new endpapers by Haroldson. With half titles. Volumes I and II only. Henry Mayhew (1812 - 1887) was an English social researcher, journalist, playwright and advocate of reform. He was one of the two founders of the satirical and humorous magazine Punch. He is better known, however, for his work as a social researcher, publishing an extensive series of newspaper articles in the Morning Chronicle, later compiled into the book series London Labour and the London Poor (1851), a groundbreaking and influential survey of the poor of London. The articles go into deep, almost pedantic detail concerning the trades, habits, religion and domestic arrangements of the thousands of people working the streets of the city. Much of the material comprises detailed interviews in which people candidly describe their lives and work. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping and some fading to the boards. The hinges of volume two are starting. Internally the pages are bright with handling marks and mild spotting on the first and last few pages and intermittent light background spotting throughout. There are small ink inscriptions on the front free endpapers. Page 383/4 of volume one has been archivally strengthened. Page 289/290 of volume two has two small sections missing from the bottom edge, that are attached to page 291. Page 403 has a closed tear that hasbeen repaired with tape. Overall the condition is very good..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        London Labour and the London Poor Vol I : : The Conditions And Earnings Of Those That Will Work, Cannot Work, And Will Not Work

      London: Charles Griffin & Company, 1864. Half bound in leather with marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Wear/rubbing to boards.Gutter cracked at fep but stitching still inplace. Previous owners name written and address stamped to fep. 452pp Illustrated, ther is some foxing to first few pages, then sporadically throught the book but many pages clean, binding firm. HEAVY BOOK - EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED 1925g. Hardback. Good +/No Jacket.

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        Fairy Tales

      Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1864. Red/gilt blind embossed boards/spine. pp. 6 [ i-xi], [b] 2. 558 + 6 pgs. advertisments. Appendix. Engraved frontispiece of Perrault by Dalziel. With Illustrations by Godwin, Corbould, and Harvey. Twenty four classic works including Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, Blue Beard. Extremely Rare True First Edition. OCLC finds 6 copies. Slight bumped spine, gilt engraved, restored fep/rep. Impressive work.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by With Illustrations By Godwin, Corbould, and Harvey. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Folklore.

      [Bookseller: Open Door Books]
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        The Prose Works of John Milton and The poetical Works of John Milton (complete in four volumes)

      Philadelphia: Caxton Press/Willis P. Hazard, 1864. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. These two sets bear the label of Willis P. Hazard although the prose works are identified as being from the Caxton press of C. Sherman and Sons. They were a gift from James DeWolf Perry in 1914 to his son (the father was the Bishop of RI, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church, chaplain during the SPanish American war, winner of the Legion of Honor, etc., scion of the historically important Perry family). He has put a gift inscription on the front fee end paper of the volumes and included a card: "Dear Jim with my love + best wishes for you all. I am sending to you from my library a valuable copy of Milton - you will find a description of this edition pinned in the fly leaf of vol. 1 of Prose Works". Pinned to the end paper is the following description: "This is the first complete edition of Milton ever printed in this country. It is sumptuously printed at 'The Caxton Press' on the best heavy laid paper, made expressly for it. The 'Poetical Works' are from the text by Pickering with Life and Notes by Mitford and others, in a bold very distinct type; and 'The Prose Works' are from an edition superintended by the late Rufus W. Griswold, and printed from the text of Pickering's edition. As there has been printed but a small edition of 250 copies, and it will not be reprinted, this superb large paper edition of Milton must rank as the best for the library of the gentleman of taste, and increase in value...". These volumes are bound in brown buckram with titles on paste downs on the spine. They are rubbed at the edges noticeable at the tips of the corners which are through in several places and the ends of the spine where there are also some short pull tears. There is some surface soil at the page edges. Many pages are unopened. They have pale yellow end papers. Other than what has been described, they are clean, tight, square with good corners and unmarked. Prose 1 has 548 pages, Prose 2 550 pages, Poetry 1 371 pages and poetry 2 478 pages. this a one-of-a-kind set.

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        TREVISO E SUA PROVINCIA. Illustrazione di? segretario relatore per le scienze dell'Ateneo di Treviso. Seconda edizione rifusa ed ampliata.

      Longo 1864 gr. vol. in-4 picc., pp. 304, rileg. mod. m. tela con cop. orig. applicata al piatto ant. Con 14 belle vedute litogr. su dis. di G. Ferretto, Longo, e altri. Le vedute raffigurano Treviso (5), Conegliano, Castelfranco, Vigodarzere, Motta, Ceneda, Asolo, Oderzo, Montebelluna, Serravalle. Inoltre vi sono 2 carte topogr. del territorio di Treviso (ove sono raffigurate anche le monete di Treviso, recto e verso) e 2 piante della città di Treviso, tutte ripiegate. Rara opera nella seconda edizione, la più ricercata: la prima volta il testo apparve nella Grande Illustrazione del Cantù, ma senza tavv. Lozzi 5631 cita solo le 14 vedute. Ottimo esempl. in parte a fogli chiusi e in barbe. [103]

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        New York Tribune ORIGINAL 1864 NEWSPAPER LOT (OVER 45 COMPLETE ISSUES SPANNING JANUARY 1, 1864 TO JUNE 28, 1864 - ISSUED TWICE PER WEEK) - Tremendous Civil War Content on ALL Major Aspects of the War!

      New York Tribune New York: New York Tribune, 1864. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (Ephemera) (Newspapers) The New York Tribune Original 1864 Newspapers. Bound into a hardcover book format, as shown. Newspapers span from January 1 through June 28th. 50 Issues! Great Civil War Content! Paper has toning and some wrinkling in areas. FFEP and some of the first few pages show edge wear. FFEP has a few small tears. Very Good. $800.00

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        “VESSEL BOOK” of S.W. Carey, of New York, showing his ownership in 54 Sailing Vessels and 21 Floating Grain Elevators, 1855-1890

      Half calf over marbled boards, with the spine partially defective. A small label with the manuscript notation “Vessel Book” appears on the front cover. Manuscript entries in sepia and red ink in a fine, bold hand - perhaps Carey’s. Entries are in balance sheet form with debit and. credit entries - usually on facing pages. Carey owned interests in smaller sailing vessels, including clippers (the Western Empire and John Fyfe), a whaler (the Virgin of New Bedford), and a number of large packets (the Isaac Webb, the Yorktown, the Great Western, etc,). Nineteen of Carey’s ships were lost during his ownership and their fates are carefully recorded. The ship Byzantium, for example, was “burned at sea by Pirate Bark Tacony. Capt. Reid June 21st/63.” Or, “Schooner Cordelia, driven ashore and became a total wreck at Vera Cruz.” Or the Octavius, which sailed from New York and was never heard from again. The bark Virginia was “taken by the Rebel Pirate Alabama” etc. From 1864 through 1890 Carey began investing in the floating grain elevators in New York harbor - at greater profit with far less risk. A most unusual manuscript item.

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        Printed Obituary

      Paris,, 1864.. Sheet of laid paper 264 x 210 mm., old folds and a few very small chips; very good. Rare obituary notice for Dupetit-Thouars, the Pacific voyager, who died at Paris on 16 March 1864.'Dupetit-Thouars's account of his stay in California, in 1837, is one of the most important and complete records of the Mexican period. In 1838, the VÈnus made a run for Easter Island, further investigated the coast of South America, then sailed for the Gal·pagos and Marquesas Islands, Tahiti and New Zealand. At Tahiti the expedition forced Queen PomarÈ to write a letter to the King of France apologising for mistreatment of French priests, to pay an indemnity, and to salute the French flag. He had also made a treaty with Kamehameha III of Hawaii. After visits to Sydney and Mauritius, the ship sailed home, arriving after a voyage of thirty months...' (Hill). His voyage account was most significant as regards the history of Hawaii.Such sheets are exceedingly fragile and ephemeral: we recently had a similar sheet for the Baudin voyage veteran Milius.Bagnall, 1750; Borba de Moraes, p. 276; Dunmore, 'French Explorers in the Pacific', pp.283-316; Ferguson, 2970; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 1198; Hill, 518; Judd, 58; O'Reilly-Reitman, 971; Sabin, 21354; Streeter (Sr.) sale, 2495.

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      London: Routledge Warne & Routledge, 1864.  First edition, 25 x 19.5cm [4to], in publisher's red sand-grain cloth w/gilt & embossed decorations & title to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale yellow ep.s w/binder's ticket (Bone & Son, Ball 17A) to rear pastedown, [i-xii], 1-48 + [1-48 blank versos] + [1-40, plates] red-ruled cardstock pp. w/20 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Millais, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  Binding Good (spine worn & soiled, & corner-tips sl. bumped); contents Good (1st & final leaves foxed w/occas. spotting elsewhere, & lower edge of p.30 worn w/sl. loss).  White 48-49, Reid 6-7 & 71-72 ("of this superb work much has been written, but it is worthy of all the praise ever bestowed upon it"), Fredeman 95.37, Ray 170, de Beaumont 244, Goldman 311.

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        Official Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention, held in 1864 at Chicago

      Chicago: Times Steam Book and Job Printing House, 1864. First edition. Stitched self wrappers. A very good copy, scattered foxing. 8vo. It was a raucous and divided convention with no resolution reached between the two major factions: those supporting the war and those opposing its end with a Union victory. The ticket reflected this split: Major General George B. McClellan, a war Democrat, was nominated for president (a copy of his acceptance letter is at the end of the proceedings) and George H. Pendleton, and anti-war Democrat, was nominated for vice president. Furthermore, the convention adopted a peace platform which McClellan opposed. Howes C370. AII: Chicago Ante-fire Imprints 807. Not in Sabin.

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        British Game Birds and Wildfowl. Illustrated with Sixty Coloured Plates

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

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        The Small House at Allington [Rare Original Proof Illustration featuring Septimus Harding, the Warden]

      London: Smith, Elder, 1864. First printing. None. Near Fine. Millais, John Everett. A RARE PROOF MILLAIS ILLUSTRATION produced from the original wood-engraved plate for the illustration inserted at Vol. I, page 159 of Anthony Trollope's "The Small House at Allington", the fifth installment in Tollope's famed Barchester series of novels. This is the Original Proof PRINTING of the illustration titled "He's of that sort that they make the Angels of," said the Verger. The quote is made respecting Mr. Septimus Harding, one of Trollope's most endearing characters, the character for which Trollope's first successful book is named. "The Warden" also was the first of Trollope's works to receive a positive response from the critics. (The Proof printing has no caption to it as the caption would have been inserted by the printer when printing the sheets for publication. The illustration's title is written in pencil at the bottom of the card stock.) From the Publisher's files and mounted to heavy card stock, this remarkable piece of Trollope ephemera, is remarkably rare, and presents a collection-distinguishing opportunity for the Trollope collector, and a wonderful opportunity for the Millais collector as well. RARE ORIGINAL PROOF MILLAIS ILLUSTRATION FOR ANTHONY TROLLOPE'S "THE SMALL HOUSE AT ALLINGTON".

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      London, Longman Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864.. SECOND EDITION 1864, (revised and enlarged), 8vo, approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8¾ x 5½ inches, folding frontispiece depicting The Vintage, 29 illustrations in the text including 2 full page and a full page map, plus 2 folding tables, pages: xvi, 540 including index, plus 43 page publisher's catalogue dated August 1875, bound in the publisher's blind decorated fine grained cloth, gilt illustration and lettering on gilt panels on upper cover, lettering on gilt panels on spine with gilt vine leaves and gilt bands at head and tail of spine, brown endpapers. Spine darkened and with some dark spotting, very slight wear to head and tail of spine, tiny string dent to top and bottom of upper cover, tiny bump to top corner of upper cover, tiny spot on upper cover, small stain on lower cover, a crease across lower corner of title page, not affecting printed area, occasional pale fox spot, 1 margin lightly soiled, otherwise contents clean. A very good tight copy. First published in 1863. General remarks are followed by chapters on Port and the Douro; Lisbon and Lisbon wine; Sherry and Spanish wines; 5 chapters on French wines; Italy, Sicily and Marsala; Greece; Hungary; Crimea; South Africa; America; Australia; a chapter on cellars, decanting and bottling; and a final chapter on gout. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 245, G36130: "Shaw's wit, sense of humor and love of wine pervades every page. Although there is much historical data, of real interest in the book are Shaw's reminiscences and anecdotes of his forty-two years in the wine trade". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      London: Strahan & Co., Oct. 1864-Sept. 1870.  Six volumes, first editions, 26 x 18.5cm (large 8vos), all bound in contemp. ¾ tan calf w/tooled trim over marbled boards on Vol.s I-III & cloth boards on Vol.s IV-VI, gilt title-labels (label colours differ), tooled lozenges & 5 raised bands to spines, a.e. speckled, cream ep.s, w/numerous in-text & full page wood engravings by the Dalziels & Swain after A.B. Houghton (50), Arthur Hughes, J.W. North (4), J.N. Paton (2), G.J. Pinwell (62), Frederic Shields, etc.  Included are the complete 1st printings of MacDonald's "The Mother of Jesus" & "A Song of the Millennium" (poetry), and "Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood," "New Translations of Some German Hymns," "Luther the Singer," "The Seaboard Parish" & "On the Miracles of Our Lord" (prose), the poetry & "Miracles" curiously not in Shaberman.  Bindings Good (extremities moderately bumped & worn, some hinges cracked, & ep.s foxed), contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. spotting).  White passim; Reid passim; Fredeman 93.14 & 99.8; Shaberman 21, 24, 26 & 32; Goldman passim.  Heavy items--extra shipping will apply.

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

      Chattanooga: 2 May 1864. Lithographed folding map, sectioned and linen- backed as issued. Original card covers, printed paper label. In a modern folding morocco-backed box. 39 x 35 ¼ inches. A remarkable Union Army field map, printed for Sherman's operations in Georgia. A highly detailed map of the northern part of Georgia, made under the direction of Capt. W. E. Merrill, Chief Topographical Engineer of the Army of the Cumberland. The map shows all the major roads and rail lines, in addition to natural topographical features, in northern Georgia. The map extends as far north as Chattanooga near the Georgia/Tennessee state line, and far enough south and east to include the northwest sixth of the state. The capture of Chattanooga in November 1863 gave the Union the foothold they needed to cut off supply lines and advance into the deep South. In the spring of 1864 the forces under Gen. William T. Sherman were poised to strike. As soon as Chattanooga was taken, Sherman's chief topographical engineer, Capt. William E. Merrill, "the most innovative and conscientious exponent of mapping during the Civil War", began to compile a map of northwest Georgia. Merrill had his own complete establishment for map production -- a printing press, lithographic presses, and draughtsmen. Equally importantly, Merrill's assistant Sgt. N. Finnegan developed an extraordinary body of intelligence, drawing on spies, prisoners, refugees, peddlars, itinerant preachers and scouts, what Merrill called "his motley crew". All of this information was digested by Merrill day by day, until he was notified that the campaign would begin within the week. At this point the topographers finished their work, and two hundred copies were produced, mounted on linen for field use, and distributed to field commanders down to the brigade level. In five months Merrill and his men had produced a remarkably accurate map of country that lay mostly behind enemy lines. The Merrill map was a critical aid to Sherman's campaigns in Georgia. Five days after the map was completed, on May 7, Sherman's army left Chattanooga and began its hard-fought push to the southeast, slowly driving the Confederates back to the railroad hub of Atlanta (which is in the lower right quadrant of this map). In a campaign of continual attempts by both armies to outflank each other, the understanding of the ground it would have brought the Union commanders was invaluable. Sherman took possession of Atlanta in September, and used it as a base of operations for the next two and a half months while he raided in every direction, all within the boundaries of this map. On November 15 the Federal forces burned the city, cut loose from their rail communications with Chattanooga, and began the famous March to the Sea, heading east toward Savannah, burning and pillaging everything in their path. About a week later they moved off the east edge of this map. An examination shows why this map would have been an invaluable aid to the Union commanders in the Georgia campaign. It details topography, rivers, existing roads and railroads, towns and other features on a very small scale of four miles to the inch. Conveying the latest in Union military intelligence and combining new and existing information, it would have guided Sherman and his officers through eight months of the hardest-fought campaigning of the entire Civil War. A triumph of coordinated intelligence and map-making, it is one of the most remarkable cartographic productions of the Civil War. Indeed, it might be called the "Holster Atlas" of the Georgia campaign. Stephenson, Civil War Maps in the Library of Congress, S28-29; Miller, Great Maps of the Civil War, p.39.

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        Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin - [Complete in Two Volumes]

      New York, Mason Brothers; Boston, Mason & Hamlin; [Etc. , Etc], 1864. 1st Edition. Description: 2 v. Double fronts. (portraits - tissue-guarded) 21 cm. Subjects: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. Scattered marginal foxing and minor textual toning. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with a dark morocco gilt-blocked label. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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

      Orleans, 1864. very good(+). Wall map in 32 sections. Lithograph with hand coloring backed with linen. Image measures 47" x 72". 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.

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        What Led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

      London: William Blackwood & Sons 1864, 1st Edition. () 372pp. Very good. Octavo. Bound in full contemporary polished calf. All edges marbled with matching marbled endpapers. Gilt school crest on the front board and prize bookplate on front pastedown. An attractive gilt spine. Mild bumping and wear. Half title. Engraved frontispiece. Folding map. Two page map of the Somali coast. Four extra illustrations from Speke's other book bound in. A very clean copy with only a touch of very light foxing on the first few pages. The scarcest of the two books written by John Speke describing his travels in the lake regions of Africa with Richard Burton starting in October of 1854..

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        Dante Gabriel ALS

      On Rossetti's engraved monogram-headed stationary 16, Cheyne Walk, Chelsea. Letter dated 3rd February, 1864, one page. To the major art dealer and print publisher Ernest Gambart concerning the sale and commissioning of both paintings and drawings . Rossetti looks forward to discussing future work. "When next I see you, I want to make a proposal as to some work I have in my head... " etc. Rossetti's signature and date on verso in his hand. Fold marks, else very good.

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      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1864.. Two volumes. Forest green morocco-grained cloth, decorated in blind and gilt. Light rubbing at extremities, a couple foretips slightly bumper, pencil erasure from free endsheet, otherwise a very good, bright set. First edition of this collection of pieces which ". . . for the most part already appeared in 'All the Year Round' and 'Household Words,' and are reprinted by permission of Mr. Charles Dickens." Scarce in this condition. Not in Wolff. SADLEIR 3025. NCBEL III:963.

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        Panorama of the Seat of War. Birds Eye View of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia

      New York: Charles Magnus, 1864. Chromolithograph, by Bachmann. Small expert repairs to tears. 24 x 35 7/16 inches. Third state of this fascinating quasi-aerial view of the northernmost part of the east coast of the Confederacy, and the southernmost areas of the Union, including Washington: this third issue, printed after the smoke that was added to Manassas for the second issue had been removed again, has "many towns and battlefields ... added, especially around Richmond, Petersburg, and Fredericksburg" (Rumsey). It was published by Charles Magnus of New York. 'At the outset of the Civil War, John Bachmann, of New York City, one of the finest American artists and lithographers specializing in bird's-eye views, began producing a series of panoramas of likely theaters of War' (Stephenson & McKee Virginia in Maps p.239). This view, taken from the apparent vantage point some miles up in the outer atmosphere, was designed to serve as an individual stand-alone image (as here), but also to join with two other views by Bachmann which together form one continuous panorama of the east coast of the Confederacy. In all, Bachmann published six views covering the whole 'Seat of the War'. The present image covers an area which includes the locations of a number of well-known Civil War actions: Harper's Ferry, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania, Manassas, Petersburg and Appomattox River, Richmond and environs. John Bachmann was one of America's leading viewmakers, having been responsible for some of the finest New York City views. This innovative cross between view and map appears to have been his own invention, and it gives an intriguing and different perspective on the conflict. The first state of this view was published by Bachmann in 1861, the second state was published with smoke billowing up from Manassas in reference to the Battle of Bull Run; the present third edition was published by Charles Magnus in 1864, the battlefield smoke having been removed. Cf. Stephenson Civil War Maps (1989) 2 & 3 (1st and 2nd states); cf. Stephenson & McKee Virginia in Maps p.239 (2nd state); Rumsey 2817 ; cf. Reps p.160 ('No finer artist of city views worked in America than John Bachmann")

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      [Various places]. 1864-1900.. Five journals, two albums, and nine loose photographs, as detailed below. The collection as a whole is in very good condition. Comprehensive archive of material related to the life and death of Commander Horace Elmer (1846- 98). Elmer entered the Naval academy Sept. 27, 1861, graduating in November 1864. He served on the U.S.S. Hartford, flagship of the East India squadron, from 1865 to 1868, where he rose swiftly through the ranks, attaining the rank of lieutenant-commander by 1869. He married Adele Wiley in 1870, and their first child, Edith, was born the following year. Elmer continued in his illustrious naval career, as executive of the Terror, 1870-71; of the Vandalia, 1871-72; navigator of the Ossipee, 1872; of the Colorado, 1873; and of the Congress, 1874-76; and executive of the Worcester and of the Franklin, 1877. After two years of duty at the torpedo station, Elmer served as executive officer of the Kearsarge, 1879- 82, and then of the Constellation in 1883. He went on to become the head of the department of seamanship at the United States Naval Academy, 1883- 86, and was promoted to the rank of commander on March 2, 1885. He commanded the U.S.S. Kearsarge from 1889 to 1892. On March 24, 1898, he was selected to organize and command the Mosquito Fleet and the inner coast defense of the Atlantic and Gulf states in the war between the United States and Spain, a duty of the greatest importance and of the heaviest responsibility, and a commodore's command. In April, Elmer contracted a severe cold which developed into pneumonia; he died later that month, on the very day he was removed from command. The material in this archive relates to his time on the U.S.Ss. Hartford, Ossipee, Colorado, and Kearsarge. A large photo album belonging to Elmer's daughter, Edith Elmer Wood (1871-1945), is also among these items. Wood, a graduate of Smith College, was a woman ahead of her times. She married naval officer Albert Norton Wood in 1893, had four children, and was a writer of fiction and travel literature. In 1906, stationed with her husband in Puerto Rico, she became heavily involved in the issue of public health, organizing and eventually heading the Anti- Tuberculosis League of Puerto Rico. Her husband retired from the Navy in 1910, moving the family back to the United States. Eventually moving to Washington, D.C., Wood was active in that city's reform movement against alley dwellings from 1913 to 1915. In 1915 she moved her family back to New York City in order to pursue a career as a professional housing reformer. She attended the New York School of Philanthropy (later, New York School of Social Work), from which she earned a diploma in 1917, and Columbia University, receiving an A.M. in 1917 and a Ph.D. in political economy in 1919. Her dissertation called for a national policy to provide low-cost housing, asserting that housing should be a public service, like utilities. Her goal was partially realized with the passage of the Wagner-Steagall Housing Act of 1937, which legislated her plan of slum clearance and construction of the nation's first publicly funded housing units as replacements. The items are as follow: 1) [TWO JOURNALS, COVERING ELMER'S FIRST TWO YEARS OUT OF THE U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY]. October 1864 - December 1866. 118; 256pp. approximately 10,000 and 30,000 words. Quarto. Contemporary red three- quarter morocco and marbled boards. Boards scuffed, rubbed at extremities. Internally clean. Very good. The first of these covers the period right before graduation up to Elmer's assignment to the U.S.S. Hartford. It contains a mixture of personal entries, technical sketches for the interior workings of ships' engines, and some naval educational exercises. Of note: Elmer spent some time aboard the U.S.S. Monitor and has drawn a diagram of her engines. He has pasted a poem clipped from a newspaper lamenting Lincoln's assassination on the rear pastedown. The second journal records two years spent aboard the U.S.S. Hartford, cruising in the East Indies. Elmer relates his experiences in an easy and readable manner. A representative entry from January 1866 reads: "We are enjoying the full benefit of the rainy season now. I haven't seen the sun for nearly a week, and a waterproof and [illegible noun] have become as necessary articles of clothing as coat and pants. rain! rain!! rain!!! There seems to be no end to the deluge. The air is cool, however, and very pleasant when you can get a chance to breathe a little of it out of the rain. Our monkey takes to Hard Tack and coffee and bean soup like an old sailor. As might be supposed he is a great pet. And if it wasn't for his vulgar posterior I'd like to take him home. The best book I have read for some time past is Dickens' 'Dombey and Son.' Captain Cuttle is equal to Wilkins McCawber and the story of little Paul Dombey a perfect gem." 2) [NAVIGATOR'S NOTES KEPT ABOARD THE U.S.S. OSSIPPEE, 1872]. 100pp. approximately 10,000 words. Contemporary red half morocco and marbled boards. Marbled paper on front board a bit chipped in spots, rubbed at extremities. Head of spine worn. Internally clean. Very good. Now risen to the rank of lieutenant commander and the navigator aboard the Ossippee, this volume contains Elmer's notes on navigation, surveying, and "memoranda" recounting the cruise of the Ossippee from Peru to New York. It also includes a section of notes labelled "miscellaneous," which is filled with random factoids, many of which relate to torpedoes or explosions. 3) [WATCH, QUARTER, AND STATION BILL KEPT ABOARD THE U.S.S. OSSIPPEE AND U.S.S. COLORADO]. Folio. Contemporary blue half morocco and marbled boards. Boards heavily scuffed, rubbed at extremities. Internally clean. Very good. The Watch, Quarter, and Station Bill gives instructions for handling different situations aboard ship, including changes in sails and the positions of the crewmen. Elmer was the navigator on both of these vessels. 4) [SCRAPBOOK CONTAINING NAVAL AND OTHER MARITIME CLIPPINGS FROM VARIOUS PERIODICALS]. 1878-1879. Thirty leaves. Folio. Contemporary black three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, paper label on cover. Rubbed at extremities. Foxing. Good. 5) [SCRAPBOOK OF CLIPPINGS RELATED TO THE MOSQUITO FLEET AND COMMANDER ELMER'S DEATH]. 1898-1900. Forty-one leaves, plus two dozen extra pieces of manuscript and printed material laid in. Original black embossed cloth. Some offsetting from clippings onto blank versos; minimal foxing. Very good. This scrapbook, most likely kept by Elmer's wife, Adele, contains clippings related to Elmer's last assignment. It is primarily composed of obituaries, each neatly labelled as to newspaper and date. Elmer caught pneumonia which was brought on by exposure while he was on duty. As one headline reads, Commander Elmer "Dies a martyr to his duty." The manuscript and printed material laid in mostly relates to Mrs. Elmer's pension. There is also a small stack of telegrams she received in condolence. 6) [COLLECTION OF NINE LOOSE PHOTOGRAPHS MOUNTED ON CARDS]. 1870-1892. Various sizes, ranging from 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 to 3 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Some light foxing to photos and cards. Very good. Collection of photographs spanning twenty years, including some from Elmer's time in Santo Domingo. The shots from Santo Domingo include a lovely group shot of Commander Elmer with several other important men, including the President of Santo Domingo. The others are primarily portraits, including a picture of Adele Wiley as a young woman; and Edith Elmer Wood as a baby, and then another later shot of her as a young woman. 7) [PHOTO ALBUM BELONGING TO EDITH ELMER WOOD]. 1890-1896. Forty-five photos of varying sizes. Oblong folio. Original purple cloth, cover lettered in gilt. Faded and rubbed around the edges. Leaves still quite sound. Some scattered foxing, though most photos are quite clean. Very good. Edith Elmer Wood's photograph album contains some very lovely shots, including two large photos of the Kearsage, one being of the officers and another of the crew being inspected, both dated 1890; several snapshots of interiors of family residences, including one of her mother in a rocking chair, and a photo of Commander Elmer working at his desk in the Ordnance Office; ten photos, five quite large, of the Chicago World's Fair in 1893; and ten large photographs taken on the campus of the United States Naval Academy, two of them featuring Mrs. Wood and her husband. Other scenes from the Naval Academy include cadets being drilled and the Tripoli Monument. On the whole, an amazing treasure trove of images and writings surrounding the life of an important American Naval Officer. ANB online.

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        Dusky Grouse. Dendragapus Obscurus

      New York.. (1864)- 1865.. Hand-colored lithograph, double elephant folio (sheet size 18 x 23 inches). Very good condition, image clean and bright. Two dusky grouse, one in foreground, one on tree branch in background, from "A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or family of the grouse" by Daniel Giraud Elliot, published by the author, and lithographed and colored by Bowen & Co. in Philadelphia. Elliot "was a wealthy New Yorker who devoted much of his life to ornithological pursuits. His excellent private collection of birds formed the nucleus of the department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and he acted as emissary to purchase further collections abroad. [He was] an artist of note..." ("The Bird Illustrated" p.34). Six publications by Elliot are listed in Sitwell's "Fine Bird Books", including this one. This grouse is found in the Rocky Mountains. .

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        ALBUM containing original portraits, poems, and other texts by several artists and authors of La Belle Époque / The album also contains: -A drawing of Frédéric-Auguste Cazals, 1865-1941, on the page with the poem of Yon Lug (pen name of Constant Jacquet, 1864-1921) / A dedication signed Jean Dayros ( pen name of Paul Colombié, 1864-1937) / A quatrain of Charles Ténib (pen name of doctor Charles Binet-Sanglé, 1868-1941) etc. etc

      Art; Books / Art; Rare Books. Oblong folio, 16"x11" (41cm. x 28cm) 47 heavy stock, unnumbered cardboard leaves, 38 of which contain drawings, as well as poems and other texts. Numerous artists and writers contributed to this book belonging to sculptor Henri Théophile Bouillion (1864-1934), to whom the different works are dedicated. An astonishing collection of what appears to be unpublished material from La Belle Époque. The contributors, some better known than others, include André Veidaux, Louis Roux-Servine(1871-1953), Léon Lebegue (1863-1930), Fernand Faure, Xavier Privas (1863-1927), Louis Cartier, Alfred Jarry, Fernand Hauser, Auguste Normand, Ladislas Loevy, Ernest Jetat, A. Lesimple, LeMerle, L.D. DeBerry. Fourteen excellent portraits in ink, pencil, and charcoal, one of them in color pencil, and a drawing of a sleeping cat. Many of the drawings are by Lebegue, a notable illustrator of books.

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      n.p., n.d.. Hardcover. Fine. Hardcover. Unique handwritten manuscript from the early 1900s with new custom binding and box. An unknown calligrapher created this exquisite thirty-five page copy of the poem Marpessa, by Stephen Phillips. Phillips (1864-1915) was a famed English poet and dramatist. This poem was included in a volume of his poetry first published in 1897 that brought him recognition as a poet of great gifts. Marpessa is a romantic retelling of a Greek myth in which Marpessa, an Aetolian princess, was loved by both Idas, a mortal,and the god Apollo. She chose Idas because of her desire to live through the years with him, to experience joy and sorrow, to age, and to die with him rather than to grow old living with Apollo and losing his love as she aged. She says to him, "thou wouldst grow kind; most bitter to a woman that was loved." The manuscript is beautifully done, with delicate illustrations and decorated initials, many of which are hand-colored. Written in black and white on fine paper. The splendid leather binding was designed especially for this book by Canadian binder Robert Wu. He bound the book in the highest quality French morocco in brown, black, and white, with gilt curved rules and iridescent inlays sprinkled across the figures of Marpessa and Idas on the front and on the design on the rear cover. The endpapers are marbled using an oil based process that creates rich effects. Housed in a custom brown cloth box with red leather labels with the title in gold on spine and front cover. In fine condition. 5 x 6.5 inches. ARTISTS/102512.

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        Code Civil d'Haiti

      1864. [Haiti]. Code Civil d'Haiti. Paris: Imprimerie Generale de Ch. Lahure; Port-au-Prince: Se Vend Chez T. Bouchereau, 1864. [iv], 354 pp. Octavo (7" x 4"). Contemporary plum-colored sheep, gilt frames to boards, gilt title, fillets and ornaments to spine, marbled edges and endpapers. Moderate rubbing to extremities, light rubbing and abrading to boards, corners bumped, internally clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown, small inkstamp to title page. An attractive copy. * Modeled closely on the Code Napoleon, Haiti's civil code was drafted and adopted in 1825. It remains in force today.

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        Les Misérables

      New York, Carleton, Publisher,, 1864. A Novel. Translated from the original French by Chas. E. Wilbour. Complete in one volume. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in full crimson morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, black endpapers, all edges gilt. Light browning to pages, an excellent copy finely bound. An early US edition of Les Miserables, complete in one volume. The first US edition was published in 1862 in 5 volumes, the same year as the French edition.

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      1864. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY LOWELL, James Russell. FIRESIDE TRAVELS. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1864. 324p. First edition. Unrecorded state as it has 5 blank pages before the list of Mr. Lowell's writings. Bound in terra cotta cloth which is somewhat faded. Gilt stamped spine and blind stamped boards. Chips to head and tail. Inscribed "To/C.W.Story,/With the Author's love:/1864." In addition, the book was passed to the recipient's son, Moorfield Storey, the first president of the NAACP with his bookplate on the front pastedown. (BAL 13117)

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      Leavenworth: Printed at the Bulletin Job Printing Establishment, 1864.. 265pp. plus six portraits (five of which are tinted lithographs), large folding colored map, and ix pp. of ads at rear. Contemporary three quarter calf and marbled boards, gilt leather spine labels. Boards quite rubbed and worn, front board nearly detached. Very clean and fresh internally, and with the map in excellent condition, save for a two- inch closed tear in the gutter. In a calf-backed clamshell case, spine gilt. A wonderful 19th-century digest of Kansas history and statistics, with a very rare and detailed map of Kansas which was apparently not issued with all copies. The text describes Kansas government offices, land surveys in Kansas, topography, school system, churches, military posts, etc. There is an account of Quantrill's raid on Aug. 21, 1863, as well as a brief descriptive section on each county and a table of agricultural products. The portraits are of important Kansas figures: Thomas Carney, Thomas Ewing, James G. Blunt, James H. Lane, George W. Deitzler and A.C. Wilder. Though the title implies later annual publications, this is the only one issued. Andrew Stark, the editor, was the publisher of the TOPEKA TRIBUNE. The large folding map of Kansas, compiled by D.T. Mitchell, and actually printed in Pittsburgh, is usually missing. It is entitled "Kansas Annual Register's New Map of Kansas and the Gold Mines Embracing All the Public Surveys Up to 1864." The primary map is quite detailed, showing all of the eastern half of the present state of Kansas. A large inset, occupying the bottom section of the map, shows the routes to the Colorado gold mines, indicating the trails across Kansas and the eastern section of Colorado. Mitchell worked with the cartographer, O.B. Gunn, who had prepared maps of Kansas as early as 1856, in creating this map. Not in Howes or in the Graff or Streeter collections. The combination of the map's printing in Pittsburgh and the book's publication in Kansas during the Civil War makes this is a very rare item. AII (KANSAS) 422. SABIN 37051. DARY, KANZANA 101 (copy inspected lacked map). EBERSTADT 137:588 (lacking map).

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      Paris: Morizot. vg. 1864. Later printing. boards. a.e.g., 524pp, foxed, vg. 23 engraved plates, 6 hand colored. Text in French, c1864 .

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        A Chronicle of England, B.C. 55-A.D. 1485

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Original navy boards. 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". Edition of 1864. Near fine condition. Pages are clean and bright, plates are spectacular. Heavy navy album-like leather boards with four raised bands along spine and a gilt design across spine and onto front and rear boards. All edges patterned and gilt. Inside rim of leather is elaborately gilt tooled (dentelle work). Marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Roy Truscott. Gift inscription inked via steel pen on free endpage ("Mr. Jas. Freeman Truscott, on his 21st birthday, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones, Regards and good wishes"-may be the son of Sir Francis Wyatt Truscott). Light wear along leather edges, moderately rubbed at corners. Light foxing to last two pages. Gilt is intact. Spine is solid. Binding is solid. Interior of book is fine, with fine color plates engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. 462 pp. including index. Weight of book: 5 pounds 14 oz.

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        L.s. from Rear Admiral Farragut to Melanchton Brooks Woolsey, a gallant Naval officer and a talented artist who executed the lithographs in Charles BoyntonÕs History of the Navy During the Rebellion. The letter reads: ÒU. S. Flag Ship Hartford Mobile Bay October 25th, 1864, As soon as ready for sea, you will proceed off Galveston and report to Commander W. E. LeRoy Commanding the 3rd division for duty on the Coast of Texas and Mexico. You will then run down to Tampico and cruise between that port and the Rio Grande for blockade runners. The Consul, Mr. Chase informs me that a number of Small Vessels are running the blockade to that Port from Texas. You will please communicate with Mr. Chase who will be able to give you every infom- mation [sic]. Make no captures within less than six miles of the land when off the Coast of Mexico. You will cruise then until relieved or until obliged to go to Galveston for coal or supplies. Very respectfully D. G. Farragut Rear Admiral To Commander M. B. Woo

      . .: ., 1864.. .. . .. . . When the Civil War erupted Farragut sailed in the Hartford for New Orleans where he decisively defeated the Confederate fleet. Later he defeated the Confederate Navy at Mobile Bay. It was during this battle that he uttered his now famous line, çDamn the torpedoes....â Lincoln signed a bill promoting Farragut to Vice Admiral and later created the grade of Admiral for him. In his later cruise to Europe with the Franklin, he was greeted with the highest honors. Neatly docketed on verso, with one entry crossed out. An exceptionally nice example of FarragutÕs command and his bold signature. It has been folded but is in excellent condition.

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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 of this handsome work. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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

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        Les Peaux-Rouges.

      Alexandre Cadot 1864 - 1 vol. in-12 relié demi-basane rouge, dos lisse, Alexandre Cadot, Paris, s.d. (1864), 311 pp. Edition originale. Bon état pour ce rare exemplaire d'un des premiers romans européen consacré aux Indiens d'Amérique (l'histoire se déroule au Mexique), et rédigé par un ancien voyageur, à l'instar de Gustave Aimard et Gabriel Ferry. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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