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        VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN ITALIE PARTIE MERIDIONALE ET EN SICILE

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

      [Bookseller: Archer's Used & Rare Books, Inc.]
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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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        [VIEWS IN CENTRAL PARK. (with:) NEW YORK STREET SCENES]

      [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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        THE KANSAS ANNUAL REGISTER FOR THE YEAR 1864. PUBLISHED BY THE STATE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.

      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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        Florida]

      Depot de la Marine, Paris 1864 - Size : 455x621 (mm), 17.875x24.375 (Inches), Hand Colored in Outline Very Good; upper margin extended;

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        Les Aventures d'un Capitaine Francais - Planteur au Texas

      Tours: Alfred Mame et Fils, Editeurs 1864 - Hardcover, 8vo, 187 pp; black cloth cover w/elaborate gilt decorations on covers, much of the gilt worn off; corners bumped & worn through, light foxing mostly on eps, a few stains on eps, ragged spine ends, engraved fp & tp; tight & complete, yellow eps; Howes 479 "reasonably authentic account of the French settlement at Champ d'Asile"; Raines p. 94; Also contains information about the Texas Revolution. Scarce! Texas residents will have state tax added to their bill. Cover: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Delices Royales ou le Jeu des Echecs son histoire, ses regles et sa valeur morale

      B. Crehange, Paris, France 1864 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ett år i Sverige. Taflor af Svenska Almogens klädedrägt, lefnadssätt och hemseder, samt de för landets historia märkvärdigaste orter; tecknade af J.G. Sandberg, beskrifne af A. Grafström.

      1864 1864 - Stockh.: Frans Svanström 1864. Med 48 farvelitografier. 103 s. + plancher. Nyt smukt priv. hlvldr. rigt dek. med guld på ryggen. Bindet sign. Rigmor Birkedal Kragh. With 48 colourlithographs. Nice modern halfleather richly gilt on spine. (Rigmor Birkedal Kragh). * Early reprint of this "supreme colour-plate book on Swedish peasant costume". Lindberg 60. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pardoning a Murderous Mutineer

      Washington, D.C. 1864 - Document Signed, as President, countersigned by Secretary of State William H. Seward, Washington, D.C., May 10, 1864. 2 pp. 10 3/4 x 16 3/4". Lincoln pardons Alfred Ryder, a prisoner in New York's Sing Sing prison. Ryder promptly enlisted in the Union navy, only to desert a year after the war ended. Also for sale as part of the Ultimate Lincoln Collection.Partial Transcript"Whereas . one Alfred Ryder was convicted of Mutiny and sentenced to imprisonment for seven years; And whereas, the said Ryder has now suffered nearly four years of his sentence, and his conduct in confinement has been uniformly exemplary.Now, therefore, be it known, that I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America, in consideration of the premises, divers other good and sufficient reasons . have granted and do hereby grant unto him . a full and unconditional pardon ." Historical BackgroundOn May 23, 1860 a revolt broke out on board the ship Wm. F. Storer off Governors Island, New York. Several men demanded that the captain open the forecastle, where they likely stashed liquor. "I'll see you d-d arse, you old gray-headed son of a b-h," Ryder cursed the captain. A melee ensued with Ryder and others shooting at the officers. The ship's steward was killed. The ringleaders, including Ryder, were given seven-year prison terms. On sentencing, the judge called the incident "one of the most disgraceful and outrageous [affrays] that has happened in the harbor of New-York." Ryder served less than four years of his sentence before being pardoned. Lincoln's generosity with pardons was well known. He denied every application to execute sentries for sleeping at their posts. In one 1864 order alone, he revoked 60 death sentences. Attorney General Bates lamented that "in nine cases out of ten," a woman's tears were "sure to prevail in winning clemency." History has tended to sympathize with Lincoln's compassion, but his generals complained that it undermined discipline and encouraged desertion. Additional Historical BackgroundThe Wm. F. Storer, was a packet-ship built in Waldoboro, Maine in 1856 by Storer and Comery. Between 1859 and 1863 she brought over a thousand immigrants to the U.S. The ship was owned in New York by Trask and Dearborn and had just embarked for Liverpool, England when the confrontation occurred. In his deposition Captain Benjamin J. H. Trask, said, "it is customary to lock the forecastle when leaving port when it is suspected that the crew have liquor concealed there." After quarreling began, Capt. Trask appeared on the deck and stated that the men "did not want it open while weighing anchor." Prominent (even foremost) among these, was Alfred Ryder, who said: "we do want it open; will you open it?" but was ordered by the Captain: "No; go to your work." After threatening and cursing the captain, Ryder was ordered put in chains. The fighting continued with Capt. Trask narrowly escaping the pistol fire of Ryder, James Dillon, and Robert Craig, and the carpenter's edge tools and rigging spikes in the hands of George Beecher, James Brown, George Cross, Joseph McDonald, and William Smith. The captain remained besieged in his cabin until the Harbor Police arrived. In the melee, the Steward, Andrew H. Mitchell, 47, was killed, leaving a wife and family. It is not clear which man or men caused the fatal blow(s) to Mitchell - "a fractured skull.a considerable portion.having been crushed in" - but the ringleaders, Ryder, Dillon, and Craig or Smith, were given seven year sentences by Judge Smalley whose outrage at the "affray" was proclaimed at the sentencing of Dillon.Ryder appears in the 1860 census at Sing Sing (Ossining, NY), from which we learn that he was born ca. 1837 in Scotland. He is likely the "Alfred Rider" who enlisted May 21, 1864 (eleven days after this pardon) as a seaman in the Union Navy. He deserted May 21, 1866. Lincoln issued twice as many pardons as his predecessor, James . (See website for full description)

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        Lincoln Prepares the Union Army to Vote in the Election of 1864

      1864 - Letter Signed to Richard N. Batchelder. "Head Qrs Army of the Potomac," September 1, 1864. Written just over a month before the 1864 presidential election, Lincoln was banking on votes of soldier to secure his re-election. Partial Transcript"The Commanding General directs that you make the necessary arrangements to store, at City Point, until the arrival of the agent the blanks that may be sent to that place for soldier voting from New York. These blanks will be sent to City Point in a few days." Historical BackgroundGeneral George G. Meade was the "Commanding General" of the Army of the Potomac when he ordered Williams, his Assistant Adjutant General, to prepare for the coming election. Despite the war, Lincoln was committed to free elections even though he thought he would lose in 1864. After his surprising victory, he asserted "We cannot have free government without elections, and if the rebellion could force us to forego, or postpone a national election, it might fairly claim to have already conquered and ruined us." Hampered by a string of Union losses in 1864, Lincoln was prepared to be a one-term president. Instead, he was reelected in a landslide to become the first president since Andrew Jackson to be returned to the White House, perhaps with the help of military voters. Here, the chain of command dictates that the army prepare for the upcoming election by preparing and staging "blanks" (ballots) for Union soldiers to vote. The election of 1864 was one of the most significant in U.S. history. On November 8, 1864, civilians and soldiers cast their votes in the midst of the Civil War and re-elected Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln over his Democratic opponent, General George B. McClellan. It was the first time a president had won a second term since the 1830s, when Andrew Jackson was re-elected.This was also the first time that a general election was held during a time of war. Historian James McPherson points out: "Here was a bold experiment in democracy: .The American experiment of holding an election during a civil war whose election would determine the nation's future is unique in history. No other society had tried the experiment of letting its fighting men vote in an election that might decide whether they were to continue fighting."The central issue of the election was unmistakably the war, which made extending the franchise to soldiers a bold concept. The presidential candidates offered two distinct choices: A vote for Lincoln meant the continued prosecution of the war; a vote for McClellan offered the immediate cessation of hostilities and the possibility of returning home. During previous elections, furloughed soldiers had to travel home to cast their ballots. By 1864, nineteen of the twenty-five states remaining in the Union allowed their soldiers to cast their votes in the field and twelve of those nineteen states kept separate tallies for soldiers' votes.Lincoln was by no means certain that the troops would vote for him. During the summer of 1864, morale plummeted in the North as casualty rates skyrocketed. Northern Republicans questioned Lincoln's decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation the previous year and attach slavery to the party platform-a decision that meant the Union Army was now fighting for the preservation of the Union and the elimination of slavery. Lincoln's concern over the election is evident in an August 23, 1864 note he penned to himself:This morning, as for some days past, it seems exceedingly probable that this administration will not be re-elected. Then it will be my duty to so co-operate with the President elect, as to save the Union between the election and the inauguration; as he will have secured his election on such grounds that he cannot possibly save it afterwards.Everything changed on September 2, when Sherman captured Atlanta. This victory helped swing the vote in favor of Lincoln. Lincoln captured over 55% of the popular v. (See website for full description)

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        A Walk across Africa or Domestic Scenes From My Nile Journal [with map]

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1864. Very Good. xviii, 452, [34] p.: 1 folded map in rear pocket; 23 cm. Original white cloth with gilt-stamped spine title and front cover illustration of an M'Ganda warrior saluting. Dark green endpapers. Bookseller's label on front fixed endpaper: ? Wright, Birmingham. Bookbinder's label on back fixed endpaper: Edmonds & Remnants, London. Final 33 unpaginated pages contain publisher's advertisements. The folded map is Map of the Route adopted by Captains Speke & Grant, on their Journey Across Africa from Zanzibar to the Mediterrarean, by A. Keith Johnston (Blackwood, 1864). Ex-library: small embossed stamp of Drew University Library on title page and first unpaginated page (Appendix B), with "Withdrawn" stamped above title page embossed stamp and on p. [xv]; 5-digit number stamped at foot of title page. No other library markings. The author, James Augustus Grant (1827-1892), left Zanzibar with John Hanning Speke in 1860 to seek the sources of the Nile. After they successfully reach Gondokoro, in the southern Sudan, in 1863, he wrote this account of their journey, focusing particularly on matters not included in Speke's geographical and botanical account. Grant drew on the parts of his journal relating to "the ordinary life and pursuits, the habits and feelings of the natives, and the products of the country" [Preface, p. vii]. Very Good Condition: cloth on boards is slightly soiled; rebacked to reproduce the original spine; sensitive repair and restoration to joints and hinges; pp. xvii-xviii (final 2 pages of Explanation of Names and Terms) were lacking and have been supplied on matching aged-toned paper; 2 2-cm. tears from opening of map pocket, without loss; map is intact, with archival strengthening along some folds; detailed conservator's report available on request; edges of first few leaves slightly chipped; slight browning along page edges; otherwise, clean and tight.

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        The Reptiles of British India.

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

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        Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature

      London Williams & Norgate 1864. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Some marking and slight rubbing to cover. Bookplate and previous owner inscriptions Third Thousand Green/gilt hardback cloth cover 159pp; 8pp :: Numerous b/w plates and vignettes :: 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6")

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        Atlas Historique Et Geographique Ancien Et Moderne

      Paris, Ch. Fouraut, [ca.1864]. Nouvelle Edition. Contemporary quarter sheep and marbled paper boards lettered in gilt on the spine, marbeled endpapers, [4], 62 maps including 58 double-page color maps, 3 folding maps, and one double-page astronomical map. Stryienski's 1859 map of the Canton of Fribourg has been laid in. This comprehensive historical atlas includes maps of the known World as described by sources from Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Rennaissance and Age of Discovery, the early Modern, and Modern periods to the mid-1800s. Occasional light foxing to the maps, some of the folding maps have closed tears along the folds, the covers are rubbed, the spine is chipped at the head and heel with some peeling. Front inner hinge is seperated. Book condition: Good condition

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        Narrative of Privations and Sufferings of United States Officers and Soldiers While Prisoners of War in the Hands of the Rebel Authorities

      Printed for the U.S. Sanitary Commission by King & Baird Philadelphia: Printed for the U.S. Sanitary Commission by King & Baird. 1864. First. First edition. Printed brown wrappers. 283, (5)pp., illustrated. Rear wrap lacking, small chips to the edges of the front wrap, an about very good copy. Ownership signature, and presentation label to a historical society signed by George T. Kinney. .

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        A New Map of Proposed Railways and Miscellaneous Improvements for Session 1865, also the Sanctioned Lines and Railways in Operation within London and Ten Miles Around .

      London: Stanford, 1864... A New Map of Proposed Railways and Miscellaneous Improvements for Session 1865, also the Sanctioned Lines and Railways in Operation within London and Ten Miles Around published by Stanford, London 1864. On folding linen in 32 sections, size 88 by 74 cm. Scale one inch to the mile, with a large inset map of new lines in the east of London on a scale of two inches to the mile. Some hand-colouring. Heights shown by shading or hachuring. A very detailed map of London and its rail network in the mid-Victorian period. Folds into original stiff cloth-covered boards which contain advertising for other Stanford's maps. Good to VG condition. Images available.

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        O Proischozhdenii Vidov... [Russian: On the Origin of Species]. Perevel c anglijskago [translated from Eglish by] S.A. Rachinsky.

      S.-Peterburg, 1864. Large 8vo. Contemp. hcalf., 4 raised bands, bands gilt, title-compartment with gilt lettering. Corners a bit bumped. Spine only slightly rubbed. First front free endpaper missing. XIV (including halftitle), 399, (1) pp. + 1 plate. (p. 399 erroneously paginated 339). At end (4) pp. of publishers announcements. A few scattered brownspots. The first few leaves with some faint brownspots, mainly to halftitle. Otherwise a clean and fresh copy.. Extremely rare first edition of the first Russian translation of Darwin's "Origin of Species", a main reason for the widespread effect of Darwinism in Russia, where the theory met less resistance in the 1860'ies than it did in Western Europe. In Russia Darwinism had a profound influence not only upon the different sciences, but also on philosophy, economic and political thought, and the great literature of the period. For instance, both Tolstoy and Dostoevsky referenced Darwin in their most important works, as did numerous other thinkers of the period."In 1864, S.A. Rachinsky, professor of plant physiology at St. Petersburg University, produced the first Russian translation of the "Origin". Although not a masterpiece of translation art, the book sold out so quickly that in 1865 it went through a second printing. By this time Darwin's ideas were discussed not only by scientists but also by such popular writers as Dmitri Pisarev and M. A. Antinovich." (Glick, p. 232). Rachinsky began translating the "Origin" in 1862 and wrote an important article on the theories presented in it, while working on the translation. This article and the translation of the "Origin" into Russian were responsible for the great success and rapid, widespread knowledge of Darwinian theory of evolution in Russia. "Darwin was concerned that the "Origin of Species" reach naturalists across the world, but translations of that complicated work raised problems for Darwin. If he found it difficult to make the reader "understand what is meant" in England and America, at least in those two countries he and the reader were discussing the "Origin of Species" in the same language. Foreign language editions raised not only the thorny question of translating Darwinian terms, but also the problem of translators, who often thought it proper to annotate their editions to explain the "significance" of Darwinism. The first Russian translation of the "Origin of Species" (1864) appeared, however, without any comment whatever by the translator, Sergei A. Rachinsky, professor of botany at the University of Moscow. Rachinsky had begun the translation in 1862 and published an article on Darwinism while continuing work on the translation in 1863." (Rogers, p. 485). In the year of publication of the translation, 1864, Pisarev wrote a long article in "The Russian Word", which purports to be a review of this translation; the critic complains about the absence of notes and commentaries by the translator. Pisarev furthermore points to several errors in the translation and to numerous infelicities of expression. Acknowledging the importance of the work, however, and of the spreading of Darwinism in Russia, he goes on in his own essay to provide a much more popular account of Darwin's theory and to impress upon his readers its revolutionary significance.Nikolai Strakhov also reviewed the translation immediately upon publication, acknowledging the effect it would have. Strakhov, however, recognized potential dangers inherent in the theory and expressed them in his review of Rachinsky's translation. He praised the work for its thoroughness and rejoiced in the evidence that man constituted the highest stage of organic development; but then he went on to argue that by moving into questions of philosophy and theology, the Darwinists were exceeding the limits of scientific evidence. Like Pisarev, Tolstoy enthusiastically embraced Darwinism. "The first mention of Darwin in Tolstoy's literary "Nachlass" is found in one of the drafts to "War and Peace". There Darwin is listed, apparently quite favorably, among leading thinkers "working toward new truth" [...] Thus by the late 1860's the name of Darwin as a leading scientist was already familiar to Tolstoy and duly respected." (McLean, p. 160). A fact which is often overlooked is that Tolstoy actually knew Rachinsky quite well. Interestingly, it was in a letter to Rachinsky, in reply to a question about the structure of "Anna Karenina", that Tolstoy made the famous statement (that all Tolstoy scholars and lovers know by heart): "I am proud of the architecture - the arches are joined in such a way that you cannot discover where the keystone is". Like Strakhov, however, Dostoevsky, acknowledging the significance of the "Origin", saw the dangers of the theory. In the same year as the publication of Rachinsky's translation, he lets the narrator in "Notes from Underground" (1864) launch his attack on Darwinism , beginning: "As soon as they prove you, for instance, that you are descended from a monkey, then it's no use scowling, you just have to accept it."In "Crime and Punishment" (two years later, 1866) the Darwinian overtones inherent in Raskolnikov's theory of the extraordinary man are unmistakable. He describes the mechanism of "natural selection," where, according to the laws of nature, by the crossing of races and types, a "genius" would eventually emerge. In general, Darwinian themes and Darwin's name occur in many contexts in a large number of Dostoevsky's works.Freeman: 748. See: James Allen Rogers: The Reception of Darwin's Origin of Species by Russian Scientists. In: Isis, Vol. 64, No. 4 (Dec., 1973), pp. 484-503.Thomas F. Glick: The Comparative Reception of Darwinism. 1974.Hugh McLean: In Quest of Tolstoy. 2008

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

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

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        ADDRESS OF HIS EXCELLENCY JOHN A. ANDREW, TO THE TWO BRANCHES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF MASSACHUSETTS, TOGETHER WITH ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS, JANUARY 8, 1864

      Boston: Wright & Potter, State Printers, 1864. Senate -- No. 1. Governor's Address. 88 pp. Documents Accompanying Governor's Address, 1864 include the Programme of Arrangements detailing the Order of Exercises for the Inauguration of the National Cemetary at Gettysburg, Edward Everett's oration and the Dedicatory Speech by President Lincoln, which many know better as the Gettysburg Address. There is also a list of Names of Massachusetts Soldiers Buried at the National Cemetary, and Plans for the Establishment of a State Military Academy. 110 pp. Fold-in map of Plan of Gettysburg with the Battlefield of July 2nd and 3rd, 1863 and the National Cemetary. Brown titled paper wraps. Cover edges are quite chipped, corners creased and torn, waterstain at top of document on both front/back/spine, 1.5" tear to joint on back cover, some dirt smudges. Back cover is nearly separated from rest of document. Spine is chipped with document exposed, particularly at bottom where large area of spine missing. Ink spots on page edges. Interior pages are browning along edges, some minor foxing spots. No marks or writing anywhere on document, text easily legible. Map is browning along edges, tears to crease corners. Monaghan #193. Earliest obtainable copy of the Gettysburg Address. Scarce document with often missing map in its original wraps.. Paper Cover. Good+. Illus. by Map. Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9 1/2". Abraham Lincoln.

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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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        Städtewappen des Österreichischen Kaiserstaates. (Teil) I. Königreich Böhmen. Originalausgabe. (Vorrede vom Autor datiert 10.Jänner 1860)

      Erste /1./ Ausgabe. VIII, 146 Textseiten und 37 lithogr. Farbtafeln (mit Seienhämdchen) mit 560 Städtewappen. Zeitgen. Halbledereinband auf 6 falschen Bünden. 4to. Der Zeit entsprechen, gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar. Leder aussen normal berieben, innen sauber und ohne Stock- bzw. Braunflecken. Das Werk ist alphabetisch gegliedert.

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        VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN ITALIE PARTIE MERIDIONALE ET EN SICILE

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

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        HAND BOOK Of The UNITED STATES NAVY: Being a Compilation of All the Principal Events in the History of Every Vessel of The United States Navy. From April, 1861, to May, 1864

      New York:: D. Van Nostrand, 192 Broadway.. 1864.. 12mo. 7-5/8" x 5". 1st edition (Nevins I, 230; Sabin 57742; Seagrave, p. 524). Not in Broadfoot. iv, [5] - 277, [13] pp. 11 pages of publisher adverts follow text. Last leaf blank.. Original publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & gilt graphic of a ship to front board.. Spine a bit sun darkened. Period pos & label of Samuel W. Very. ("Midn U. S. N. / San Francisco / Aug. 9 1867"). Foxing throughout,. primarily confined to margins. A solid VG copy.. "Osbon a journalist, volunteer clerk and signal officer to Farragut." This volume "a dictionary of material about the Navy to 1864; contains interesting descriptions of technical books in use during the Civil War." [Nevins]. Very a Naval Officer of some repute, who was designated a Midshipman 23 February 1863, being promoted to the rank of Ensign in March 1868. He would go on to achieve the rank of Rear Admiral, with one of his final postings in the early 20th C as Commandant, Naval Station Honolulu. While this work is quite common in an institutional setting, it is scarce in the trade, e.g., ABPC & Americana Exchange recording no such instances.

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        Mount Pleasant Hospitals, Washington, D.C. Hand-colored lithograph by C. Magnus. 35x47cm

      C. Magnus New York: C. Magnus, 1864. small tears around edges adn slightly faded around edges, otherwise good.

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        The American Conflict: A History Of The Great Rebellion In The United States of America, 1860-'64(5). It' s Causes, Incidents And Results: Intended To Exhibit Especially Its Moral And Political Phases, With The Drift And

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

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        Benedict Arnold & Horatio Seymour! Their Identity of Views. Who is to be President of the United Statesâ?¦

      D.S. Holmes Broadside, 10x12. Some minor aging and foxing, some creases or bends, but not significant; very good. This is an anti-copperhead political broadside that compares the New York governor, Horatio Seymour, to the notorious Benedict Arnold, because of his attacks on President Lincoln. The poster likens Seymour's charges, which are presented point by point, to those leveled against Washington by Arnold. The author suggests that the Copperhead dissidents will suffer the same fate as the Tories. Dated September 19, 1864, this broadside is considered a Lincoln re-election poster, and because of the content, one of the more interesting items of this election Seems to be rather scare, as OCLC locates only a couple of copies. OCLC

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        Atlas Historique Et Geographique Ancien Et Moderne

      Nouvelle Edition. Contemporary quarter sheep and marbled paper boards lettered in gilt on the spine, marbeled endpapers, [4], 62 maps including 58 double-page color maps, 3 folding maps, and one double-page astronomical map. Stryienski's 1859 map of the Canton of Fribourg has been laid in. This comprehensive historical atlas includes maps of the known World as described by sources from Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Rennaissance and Age of Discovery, the early Modern, and Modern periods to the mid-1800s. Occasional light foxing to the maps, some of the folding maps have closed tears along the folds, the covers are rubbed, the spine is chipped at the head and heel with some peeling. Front inner hinge is seperated. Book condition: Good condition

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

      64 pp. 8vo. Stitched self wrappers. First edition. Howes C370. AII: Chicago Ante-fire Imprints 807. Not in Sabin. 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. A very good copy, scattered foxing.

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        Cosas de los Estados Unidos por Nazareno.

      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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        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

      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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        Mexico y sus Alrededores. Coleccion de Monumentos, Trajes y Paisajes, dibujados al natural y litografiados por los artistas Mexicanos. C. Castro, G. Rodriguez, J. Campillo y L. Auda. Bajo la direccion De J. Decaen. Los articulos descriptivos son de los señores : D. Marcos Arroniz, D. José T. De Cuellar, D. Florencio M. Del Castillo, D. Hilarion Frias y Soto, D. Francisco Gonzalez Bocanegra, D. J. M. Gonzalez, D. Luis G. Ortiz, D. Manuel Orozco y Berra, D. Manuel Payno, D. Anselmo De La Portilla, D. José Fernando Ramirez, D. Luis De La Rosa, D. Vicente Segura Argüelles, D. Francisco Zarco y D. Niceto De Zamacois. Segunda Edicion, Aumentada. - Mexico et ses environs. Collection de vues, monuments et costumes dessinés d'après nature et lithographiés par les artistes Mexicaine. Seconde édition augmentée.

      Folio. Vortitel, Titel, 67 S., 3 n.n. S., 1 w.Bl. Text zweispaltig in Spanisch und Französisch. Mit einem gefalteten kolorierten Plan, koloriertem lithografiertem Titel und 47 handkolorierten Ansichten auf 43 Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und schwarzgeprägter Rückenverzierung. Palau 167516. - Colas, 547 - . Lipperheide, 1624. - Sabin, 48590. (Alle abweichend für die Ausgabe 1855 mit 32 Textseiten und 32 oder 31 Tafeln). - Zweite, wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe des reichen und opulent lithografierten Ansichtenwerkes. Der grösste Teil der von Decaen abgezogenen Lithografien stammt von Casimiro Castro, dem berühmtesten mexikanischen Grafiker seiner Zeit. Das Werk erschien in Fortsetzungslieferungen. Entsprechend den Zeitumständen ist die Anzahl der Tafeln, unabhängig von der Auflage, vielfach abweichend. Die Tafeln mit Gesamtansichten von Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, Orizaba, zum Teil aus der Luft aufgenommen und mit Detailansichten der Stadt und ihrer Umgebung. 9 Tafeln mit Trachtendarstellungen, 1 Tafel mit Antiquitäten, 1 Tafel mit Kikapoos. Alle Tafeln in schönem Kolorit. 13 Tafeln und der lithografierte Titel zum Teil auf stark gebräuntem Papier. Alle anderen Tafeln annähernd fleckenlos auf weissem Papier. - All bibliographies differing for the 1855 edition with 32 pages of text and 32 or 31 plates). Second largely enhanced edition of the rich and opulently lithographed pictured volume. Most of the lithographs printed by Decaen were painted by Casimiro Castro, one of the most well-known Mexican illustrators of the time. This work was released as a sequence. Therefore and depending on the period, the numbers of the plates vary independently of the issues. The plates with overall views of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, Orizaba, are partly taken from above and show detailed views of the city and its surroundings. 9 plates with traditional costumes, 1 plate with antiquities, 1 plate with Kikapoos. All plates with beautiful colours. 13 plates and the lithograph title on partly strongly browned paper. All other plates on almost immaculate white paper. [12 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Robinson Crusoe

      Prang L. & Co. (Boston: Prang, L., & Co., c. 1864). 12mo. (16)pp. Illustrated throughout by chromolithography, the illustrations surrounding the central text of poetry by Lydia L. Very. This title was part of the "Doll Series" of shaped books published by Prang, and 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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        A fine signed albumen photograph, 6 1/2 x 5 inches, laid down on the original mount, 13 x 12 inches overall. Showing the 14-year old Prince during the ascent of Mont Blanc in 1864, he ascending on foot as far as the Grand Mulcts.

      Chamonix: Joseph Tairraz, photographer, 1864.. Arthur is central in the photograph with Major Elphinstone V.C. to his left and Colonel Seymour to his right, with four guides to the rear. Signed by all three on the mount below the image. Also inscribed "Ascent of Mont Blanc as far as 'Les Grand Mulcts' 12th August 1864".With photographer's stamp on the mount. Very good. Rare and attractive.

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        The Palm Tree

      T. Nelson and Sons. London. T. Nelson and Sons. 1864. Bound in gilt ruled black calfskin. Gilt ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt ruled raised bands. Gilt tooled edges. Gilt titles. a.e.g. 12mo. Wonderfully illustrated throughout with full page chromolithographic plates by the author. The mildest of scuffing to covers. Corners extremely mildly rubbed. Very mild usual offset to prelims, else a Near Fine, crisp copy. Very rare.

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        The Universal Code of Signals for the Mercantile Marine of all Nations,

      London, Richardson Brothers, , 1864. by the Late Captain Marryat, R.N. with a Selection of Sentences adapted for Convoys, and Systems of Geometrical, Night, & Fog Signals. Octavo. (244 × 154mm) Original blue embossed cloth, rebacked with the original spine laid down, title gilt to the upper board. 8 chromolithographic plates of plates, one of them double-page of "Maritime Merchant Flags of all Nations." Lightly browned, one plate a little torn, now repaired, no loss, cloth a little rubbed, sunned at the spine. Renowned as a story-teller of the sea, Marryat was elected to the Royal Society in 1819 mainly on the strength of this adaptation of Sir Home Popham's system of signaling, first published 1817. "This earned him a large and regular income." (ODNB) He later received the Légion d'Honneur from the king of France "for services rendered to science and navigation". "The copyright of this Code of Signals, by which the Mercantile Marine of the whole world has so greatly benefited, became, from a very early period, the property of the late Mr. J.M. Richardson. The Edition of 1841 was the last edited by the original inventor... but since then five large Editions has been issued, each greatly extended and improved." (Preface.) Front endpapers with request that "Owners and Captains of Vessels desirous" of having their official number or names included to apply to the publishers, and advertising the publication of French, Spanish and Italian translations and imminent issue of German and Norwegian editions, and the availability of the "Flags used in this Code of Signals". Bound in at the rear is a leaf with the "Royal Humane Society's Directions for the Recovery of the Apparently Drowned." Marryat had been awarded "the Society's honorary medallion in 1821 for his design for a lifeboat and for his gallantry in saving life at sea." None of the editions of the Code are common, two copies only on COPAC, Oxford and NLS, OCLC records just three copies in the US, NMM has a copy. Contemporary armorial bookplate of [Col.] Charles A.W. Troyte to the front pastedown together with his pencilled initials.

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        o. T. [Gebirgsbach]. Oel auf Leinwand.

      76 x 103 cm, Tadellos, gerahmt Unten rechts monogrammiert T S 64. Traugott Schieß (1834 St. Gallen - 1869 München). Landschaftsmaler. Gebirgsveduten und Ideallandschaften. Tätig in München und in der Schweiz Traugott Schiess wurde als Sohn des Pfarrers Johann Heinrich Schiess in St. Gallen geboren. Er verbrachte seine Kindheit und Jugend zum grössten Teil in Grabs in einem vom väterlichen Pietismus geprägten Umfeld. Nach Abschluss des Schulbesuchs liess er sich in St. Gallen zum Lithografen ausbilden. 1851 folgte er seinem Bruder Heinrich, dem späteren Professor für Augenheilkunde, nach Basel und wurde Schüler des Landschaftsmalers und Aquarellisten Friedrich Horner. 1854 übersiedelte Schiess nach München, wo ihn Johann Gottfried Steffan als Schüler in sein Atelier aufnahm. Daneben besuchte er Abendkurse an der Akademie und übte sich bei Friedrich Voltz in der Tiermalerei. Ab 1855 unternahmen Schiess und Steffan mit Freunden Studienreisen in die bayrischen Alpen und in die Schweiz. 1857 und in den folgenden Jahren verbrachten die beiden den Sommer gemeinsam mit andern Malern auf der Richisau im Klöntal. Dort lernte Schiess Rudolf Koller kennen, der zu seinem Vorbild wurde und bei dem er in der Folge zweimal für kurze Zeit seine Studien in der Tiermalerei fortsetzte. 1858-59 teilte er in München die Wohnung mit Jost Schiffmann, danach mit Theodor Schütz. In diese Zeit fallen Begegnungen mit Franz von Lenbach und Arnold Böcklin, der in Steffans Atelier arbeitete. 1862 heiratete er Emilie Steffan, die älteste Tochter seines Lehrers. Schon immer kränklich, verschlechterte sich sein Gesundheitszustand 1868 merklich. Ein Jahr später starb er an einer Lungenentzündung, von der er sich in Davos vergeblich Heilung erhofft hatte. Obwohl die Schaffenszeit von Traugott Schiess nur gerade gut 15 Jahre umfasst, lässt sich sein Werk in verschiedene Phasen einteilen. Das Frühwerk besteht aus kleinmeisterlichen Aquarellen biedermeierlicher Prägung, grossenteils Kopien nach deutschen Romantikern, die den Einfluss von Horner verraten. In München wandte sich Schiess der Ölmalerei zu, wobei seine ersten Werke Kopien nach Steffan und Voltz sind. Innerhalb von drei Jahren übernahm Schiess die Technik und die Naturauffassung von Steffan vollständig, so dass es schwierig ist, unsignierte Werke der späten fünfziger Jahre dem einen oder andern zuzuschreiben. In diese Zeit fallen vor allem kleinere Gebirgsansichten, die von einer sicheren Pinselführung und einem feinen Farbsinn zeugen. Obwohl er sich bei Koller in den folgenden Jahren intensiv dem Studium der Tiere widmete, dienten ihm diese jedoch selten als eigentliches Sujet, sondern vielmehr als Staffage für seine Landschaften. Kollers Einfluss macht sich auch in der Abwendung von Steffans disziplinierter Pinselführung und in der Hinwendung zu einem freieren Duktus bemerkbar. Hauptmotive der Zeit um 1860 sind Bergbäche, Wasserfälle, kleine Ausschnitte aus Gebirgslandschaften und Detailstudien, die sich durch eine grosse Naturtreue in der Farbwahl auszeichnen. Etwa ab 1863 begann Schiess ein Schwergewicht auf Ideallandschaften mit dramatischer Wolkenstimmung zu legen. Farblich und technisch orientierte er sich an den Malern von Barbizon. Unklar ist, ob die Schwere dieser Stimmungsbilder auf Böcklins Einfluss zurückgeht. Neben bekannten Malern wie Eduard Schleich dem Älteren kann Schiess sowohl zu den ersten Rezipienten des Paysage intime in München und der Deutschschweiz als auch zu den Vorläufern des typischen Münchner Naturlyrismus der Jahrhundertwende gerechnet werden. Die zahlreichen in Deutschland und der Schweiz, nach England und Amerika verkauften Bilder zeugen von seiner Beliebtheit, und die Präsenz seiner Werke an der Berliner Jahrhundertausstellung von 1906 zeigt, dass man ihm damals einen gewissen Stellenwert innerhalb der deutschen Kunstgeschichte zubilligte. Werke: Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; Schweinfurt (D), Sammlung Georg Schäfer; Kunsthaus Zürich. (SIK - Markus Schöb, 1998)

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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux exotiques.

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

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        O Proischozhdenii Vidov... [Russian: On the Origin of Species]. Perevel c anglijskago [translated from Eglish by] S.A. Rachinsky.

      S.-Peterburg, 1864. 8vo. Very nice contemporary brown half calf with four raised bands and gilding to spine. Moiret-cloth over boards. Slight wear to upper capital, but otherwise very fine. Inner hinges a bit weak, but still fine and tight. Small old owner's stamp to title-page (Philipovitch Cazan) and remains of tiny old (presumably bookseller-) stamps to back end-papers. A very nice, clean, and fresh copy. XIV, 399, (1) pp. + 1 plate. (p. 399 erroneously paginated 339).. Extremely rare first edition of the first Russian translation of Darwin's "Origin of Species", a main reason for the widespread effect of Darwinism in Russia, where the theory met less resistance in the 1860'ies than it did in Western Europe. In Russia Darwinism had a profound influence not only upon the different sciences, but also on philosophy, economic and political thought, and the great literature of the period. For instance, both Tolstoy and Dostoevsky referenced Darwin in their most important works, as did numerous other thinkers of the period."In 1864, S.A. Rachinsky, professor of plant physiology at St. Petersburg University, produced the first Russian translation of the "Origin". Although not a masterpiece of translation art, the book sold out so quickly that in 1865 it went through a second printing. By this time Darwin's ideas were discussed not only by scientists but also by such popular writers as Dmitri Pisarev and M. A. Antinovich." (Glick, p. 232). Rachinsky began translating the "Origin" in 1862 and wrote an important article on the theories presented in it, while working on the translation. This article and the translation of the "Origin" into Russian were responsible for the great success and rapid, widespread knowledge of Darwinian theory of evolution in Russia. "Darwin was concerned that the "Origin of Species" reach naturalists across the world, but translations of that complicated work raised problems for Darwin. If he found it difficult to make the reader "understand what is meant" in England and America, at least in those two countries he and the reader were discussing the "Origin of Species" in the same language. Foreign language editions raised not only the thorny question of translating Darwinian terms, but also the problem of translators, who often thought it proper to annotate their editions to explain the "significance" of Darwinism. The first Russian translation of the "Origin of Species" (1864) appeared, however, without any comment whatever by the translator, Sergei A. Rachinsky, professor of botany at the University of Moscow. Rachinsky had begun the translation in 1862 and published an article on Darwinism while continuing work on the translation in 1863." (Rogers, p. 485). In the year of publication of the translation, 1864, Pisarev wrote a long article in "The Russian Word", which purports to be a review of this translation; the critic complains about the absence of notes and commentaries by the translator. Pisarev furthermore points to several errors in the translation and to numerous infelicities of expression. Acknowledging the importance of the work, however, and of the spreading of Darwinism in Russia, he goes on in his own essay to provide a much more popular account of Darwin's theory and to impress upon his readers its revolutionary significance.Nikolai Strakhov also reviewed the translation immediately upon publication, acknowledging the effect it would have. Strakhov, however, recognized potential dangers inherent in the theory and expressed them in his review of Rachinsky's translation. He praised the work for its thoroughness and rejoiced in the evidence that man constituted the highest stage of organic development; but then he went on to argue that by moving into questions of philosophy and theology, the Darwinists were exceeding the limits of scientific evidence. Like Pisarev, Tolstoy enthusiastically embraced Darwinism. "The first mention of Darwin in Tolstoy's literary "Nachlass" is found in one of the drafts to "War and Peace". There Darwin is listed, apparently quite favorably, among leading thinkers "working toward new truth" [...] Thus by the late 1860's the name of Darwin as a leading scientist was already familiar to Tolstoy and duly respected." (McLean, p. 160). A fact which is often overlooked is that Tolstoy actually knew Rachinsky quite well. Interestingly, it was in a letter to Rachinsky, in reply to a question about the structure of "Anna Karenina", that Tolstoy made the famous statement (that all Tolstoy scholars and lovers know by heart): "I am proud of the architecture - the arches are joined in such a way that you cannot discover where the keystone is". Like Strakhov, however, Dostoevsky, acknowledging the significance of the "Origin", saw the dangers of the theory. In the same year as the publication of Rachinsky's translation, he lets the narrator in "Notes from Underground" (1864) launch his attack on Darwinism , beginning: "As soon as they prove you, for instance, that you are descended from a monkey, then it's no use scowling, you just have to accept it."In "Crime and Punishment" (two years later, 1866) the Darwinian overtones inherent in Raskolnikov's theory of the extraordinary man are unmistakable. He describes the mechanism of "natural selection," where, according to the laws of nature, by the crossing of races and types, a "genius" would eventually emerge. In general, Darwinian themes and Darwin's name occur in many contexts in a large number of Dostoevsky's works.Freeman: 748. See: James Allen Rogers: The Reception of Darwin's Origin of Species by Russian Scientists. In: Isis, Vol. 64, No. 4 (Dec., 1973), pp. 484-503.Thomas F. Glick: The Comparative Reception of Darwinism. 1974.Hugh McLean: In Quest of Tolstoy. 2008

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        U.S. Grant to General Meade: Prepare Defenses For Our Flank, as the Campaign of May 1864 is Launched

      In March 1864, U.S. Grant was summoned from& the Western Theater, promoted to lieutenant general,& and given command of all Union armies. He& chose to make his headquarters with the Army of& the Potomac, although Meade remained the actual& commander of that army. He left Maj. Gen. William& T. Sherman in command of most of the western& armies. Grant devised a coordinated strategy that& would strike at the heart of the Confederacy from& multiple directions: Grant, Meade, and Benjamin& Butler against Lee near Richmond, Virginia; Franz& Sigel in the Shenandoah Valley; Sherman to invade& Georgia, defeat Joseph E. Johnston, and capture Atlanta;& George Crook and William W. Averell to operate& against railroad supply lines in West Virginia;& Nathaniel Banks to capture Mobile, Alabama. This& was the first time the Union armies would have a coordinated& offensive strategy across a number of theaters.& And although previous Union campaigns in& Virginia had the Confederate capital of Richmond as& their primary objective, this time the objective was& the destruction of Lee's army. Grant ordered Meade,& "Wherever Lee goes, there you will go also."& The scene of action in 1864 was to be the oft-contested ground to the west of Fredericksburg,& where the two armies faced each other across the line of the Rapidan River, in substantially the& same positions they had occupied for most of the war. The Rapidan is a tributary of the Rappahannock& River that runs just to the south of the main flow, so Grant's forces were mostly between& the two rivers. Bull Run, the site of the first great battle of the war, was to the north, between the& Rappahannock and Washington. Grant's foe, General Robert E. Lee, was a brilliant tactician renowned& for making daring and game-changing attacks on Union flanks during battles, and had& done so with great success at Second Bull Run and Chancellorsville. Grant was determined not& to allow Lee to play this card with effect again. Because he would be attacking from northwest& to southeast, his chief concern was that Lee would fight a holding operation at his front, and& moving west and north, would try to flank him on his right (Lee's left), cross the Rappahannock,& and get between the Army of the Potomac and Washington. That would mean the end of Grant's& plans, as he would immediately have to break off and retreat in the face of the enemy (not an& easy feat in itself), and then rush to protect the nation's capital. So Grant acted to close off that& possibility just prior to launching his campaign.& Autograph Letter Signed on Washington telegraph paper, in pencil, April 20, 1864 to Major General& George Meade, ordering him to "Set Engineers to building Blockhouses at all the bridges between& Bull Run & the Rappahannock both included. They should be put up with all rapidity." The letter is& signed "U. S. Grant Lt. Gen." The series of blockhouses were designed to obstruct an attempted& flanking attack and river crossing by Lee and thus provide defensive cover for the Army of the& Potomac's imminent campaign which began on May 3, 1864. In addition to preventing Lee's advancing& too far north, the blockhouses would also help secure the railroad between Washington,& Manassas and Brandy Station, a critical route to help supply Grant's massive army. The letter is& matted and framed with a colored period engraving of Grant.& This was the beginning of the Overland Campaign, the bloodiest campaign in American history& and the turning point in the Civil War. Soon Lee would be bottled up in Petersburg and the end& would be just a matter of time.

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        [American Express Train]

      [New York: Currier & Ives, 1864]. Lithograph, coloured by hand. Cut to the edge of the image. Visible image size: 17 1/4 x 27 inches. Matted, framed and glazed. One of Currier & Ives greatest images, an emblem of the great westward push and the realisation of the American Dream 'A passenger train moves forward, diagonally, toward the lower right corner of the print. Thick black smoke billows out the smokestack. There is a river with a riverboat and ... [three] sailboats in the right background' (Gale). The same image was also issued as Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad. (Gale 0319) - issued in 1864 according to Gale, but probably not issued until about 1870 when the A. M. & O. was formed. The link to A. M. & O. perhaps suggest that the view is imtended to represent a section of track beside the river Mississippi. Conningham Currier & Ives Prints 0130; Gale Currier & Ives: A Catalogue Raisonné 0143

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        KINGSBRIDGE ESTUARY

      Published by G.P. Friend, 1864. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. With Rambles in the Neighbourhood. Red embossed cloth, gilt titles and vignette. 26 original mounted albumen photographs. 172 pages. Book: Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Rebacked some time ago with original spine laid down. Covers very slightly grubby. [S]

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        CHRISTMAS POEMS AND PICTURES

      1864. 2. CHRISTMAS. (MOORE,CLEMENT) CHRISTMAS POEMS AND PICTURES: A Collection of Songs, Carols and Descriptive Poems relating to the festival of Christmas. NY: James G. Gregory 1864 (previous owner inscription Christmas 1863). 4to, (7 1/4 x 9 1/4"), green cloth stamped in gold, all edges gilt, 96p., slight wear to spine ends and tips, foxing throughout, mainly in margins else tight and VG. The text includes an early printing of A Visit From St. Nicholas with an early engraving of Santa by Thomas Nast. There is also a fantastic Christmas tree adorned with decorations by F.A. Chapman. The book, by various authors, is arranged in categories and embellished with beautiful full page and smaller engravings by leading artists of the time including Birket Foster, John Gibert, John Hows and others. This is an interesting Christmas book. See Marshall 58 (not seen).

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        HAND BOOK Of The UNITED STATES NAVY: Being a Compilation of All the Principal Events in the History of Every Vessel of The United States Navy. From April, 1861, to May, 1864

      D. Van Nostrand 192 Broadway. New York:: D. Van Nostrand, 192 Broadway.. 1864.. 12mo. 7-5/8" x 5". 1st edition (Nevins I, 230; Sabin 57742; Seagrave, p. 524). Not in Broadfoot. iv, [5] - 277, [13] pp. 11 pages of publisher adverts follow text. Last leaf blank.. Original publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & gilt graphic of a ship to front board.. Spine a bit sun darkened. Period pos & label of Samuel W. Very. ("Midn U. S. N. / San Francisco / Aug. 9 1867"). Foxing throughout,. primarily confined to margins. A solid VG copy.. "Osbon a journalist, volunteer clerk and signal officer to Farragut." This volume "a dictionary of material about the Navy to 1864; contains interesting descriptions of technical books in use during the Civil War." [Nevins]. Very a Naval Officer of some repute, who was designated a Midshipman 23 February 1863, being promoted to the rank of Ensign in March 1868. He would go on to achieve the rank of Rear Admiral, with one of his final postings in the early 20th C as Commandant, Naval Station Honolulu. While this work is quite common in an institutional setting, it is scarce in the trade, e.g., ABPC & Americana Exchange recording no such instances.

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        The Principles of Political Economy, with some Inquiries Respecting their Application..,

      the Fifth Edition, Corrected and Greatly Improved, xxiv, 517pp royal 8vo, INSCRIBED "FROM THE AUTHOR"; THE LAST AUTHOR'S EDITION, original cloth, slight wear to hinges but an excellent uncut and unopened presentation copy, Edinburgh, Black, 1864. The last edition published the year of McCulloch's death. Photograph available on request.

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        The Platforms (1864 Election Broadside)

      Printed broadside, text in two columns, 9x11 1/2.A little browned, a few marginal nicks and short tears, tape repairs on verso; else very good. The platforms of the National Union Ticket, supporting Lincoln for President, and Andrew Johnson for Vice President, is juxtaposed with that of the Democartic Party, supporting George B. McClellan for President. According to the commentary, the Union Platform wants to defeat the South through force of arms, and end slavery. It seems that the Democartic Party is silent on the subject of slavery, and is more interested in obtaining peace now.

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        The Maine Woods

      Ticknor & Fields 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.

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        Mount Sinai and the Holy Land in 1864. IN WHOLLY UNRESTORED PUBLISHER'S BINDING

      Alfred Gadsby, 1864. 8vo., First Edition, with 4 engraved illustrations (2 full-page) and a full-page engraved map in the text; neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original brown cloth, boards elaborately framed and blocked in blind, upper board lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers, upper joint very lightly rubbed else a remarkably well-preserved, bright, clean copy. With 2pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end.Vividly-written personal account of the author's journey from Marseilles through Palestine and Egypt in 1864.A MOST DESIRABLE COPY, IN THE PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL AND FRAGILE BINDING, OF A WORK FAR SCARCER THAN ITS PREDECESSOR 'MY WANDERINGS'.RARE.

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