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        Les Contes Rémois

      Lévy, Paris 1864 - Chevigné Louis Comte de (1793-1876) ~ Les Contes Rémois ~ A Paris, Michel Lévy frères, 1864 In-16, chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés avec grappes de raisin au centre, triples filets et large dentelle dorée encadrant les plats, petits fleuron représentant une rose dorée sur médaillon ovale de cuir vert mosaïqué aux angles, filets doré sur les coupes, dentelle dorée int., tranche dorées. Reliure signée de Tinot (relieur de livres, rue de l¿École-de-Médecine, où il avait établi sa presse et son cousoir en 1854 ¿ véritable artiste en sa profession, qui fit les délices des bibliophiles rémois). 2 portraits h.-t. gravés, 35 vignettes de Meissonnier, 20 vignettes de Foulquier et 1 photoglyptie (Laure et Clémence) contrecollée sur le dernier f. (2) ff., 254 pp., texte entouré de filets. Rare exemplaire sur papier teinté couleur champagne. Vicaire II, 389 ; Gay II, 338. [B5] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschiedkundige verhalen van schipbreuken, achterlaten van zeelieden, overwinteren, scheepsbranden en andere zeerampen. Vrij het Fransch gevolgd door Abraham Johannes Dieperink.

      - Utrecht, C. van der Post, 1864.Later half green leather, with red morocco title-label. With woodengraving on title-page (repaired) 8 steelengraved plates after Rouargue frères by F. Chardon (1 remargined).VIII,494 pp.* First Dutch translation of Histoire des naufrages, ou, recueil des relations les plus intéressantes des nauvrages, hivernemens, délaissemens, incendies et autres événements funestes arrivés depuis le XVe siècle jusqu'à nos jours. Paris, 1815. '40 narratives from Quirini in 1431 to a revolt of negroes on board the Regina Coeli in 1858' (Huntress 412C). Including the shipwreck of Bontekoe and Hamel. - (First three leaves with red stains). - Very rare.Cf. Polak p.126; Cat. NHSM I, p.168 (French ed. only). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Gert Jan Bestebreurtje]
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        The Judges of England; with Sketches of Their Lives, Miscellaneous

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

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        Catalogo degli uccelli di Sardegna. Con note e osservazioni.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        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 lithogr

      Imprenta litografica de Decaen, Mexico, 1864 - Mexico, Imprenta litografica de Decaen 1864. 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. Sprache: Spanisch Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und schwarzgeprägter Rückenverzierung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Panorama della strada ferrata delli Appennini. Bologna, Pistoja, Firenze.

      Subject: (Appennino tosco-emiliano). Bologna, Lit. Giulio Wenk, 1864, 8vo mezza tela con bella cop. orig. con fig. in lit. (monumenti di Bologna e Firenze) all'interno rip. a soffietto il famoso "Panorama" di metri 2 e 90 stampato in litografia a colori (a volo d'uccello tutto il percorso nella valle del Reno ecc.) Non e presente, come sempre, il fascicoletto di 12 pp.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA PIANI]
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        La España Literaria. Revista científico-literaria. Año I, núm. 1 (1 de diciembre de 1862), a núm. 6 (Enero de 1863). [Segunda época] Año II, núm. 1 (10 de Noviembre de 1863), a núm. 21 (Mayo de 1864).

      Sevilla, Imprenta de Antonio Padilla [y:] Imp. y Litog. de A. M. Otal, 1862-1864. - 42x29,5 cm., 72-168 pp. Paginaciones correlativas para ambas épocas. Texto a tres columnas. Cabecera de la revista en forma de gran viñeta grabada en madera por Urrabieta. Encuadernado de época en holandesa piel. Muy buen estado de conservación, todas las hojas íntegras y sin reparaciones. Muy rara revista literaria andaluza, publicada en Sevilla desde 1862 hasta 1864. Fue el director de ella, Carlos Jiménez Placer, y colaboraron como redactores los más insignes literatos de la época: Gustavo A. Becquer, Emilio Castelar, Víctor Balaguer, Amador de los Ríos, etc. Los ejemplares completos son muy raros, el de la Nacional de Madrid, esta falto de la primera época y los primeros números de la segunda. En la biblioteca de la Universidad de Sevilla se conserva ejemplar también falto de la primera época. No en Palau. Probablemente ningún ejemplar completo en bibliotecas públicas.

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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        Frank Forester's Field Sports of the United States and British Provinces of North America. New Edition, Containing Numerous Corrections and Additions with Illustrations from Nature, and a Brief Memoir of the Author. Two Vols w/bookplates: Ulysses S. Grant

      New York: W. A. Townsend, 1864. 2 volume set. Revised edition. Measures 22.1cm; 3/4 dark green leather binding, slightly worn; top edges gilt; pages mostly uncut; index; frontispiece portrait of Frank Forester, pseudonym of author; illustrations listed in each volume. Each volume with the bookplate of Ulysses S. Grant. They read "Lieut. Gen. U. S. Grant, Citizens of Boston, January 1, 1866." Henry William Herbert (1807-1858). Americana; Canada.. Early edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        HISTORIA DE LAS ÓRDENES DE CABALLERIA Y DE LAS CONDECORACIONES ESPAÑOLAS

      Tomas Rey, Madrid 1864 - 5 Tomos con 1.633 págs total, más 69 magnificos grabados. Obra muy rara en comercio. Extraordinaria y notabilísima edición, con la historia de las grandes órdenes españoles de Caballería, escrita cada una por un autor distinto, y precedida de un prólogo de Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The reptiles of British India.

      London: Ray Society, 1864. - Folio,452 pp.,26 uncoloured lithographic plates. Contemporary half morocco and marbled boards, top edge gilt, upper corner very slightly bumped and a few spots. otherwise a handsome copy. Nissen ZBI, 1744; Wood 371. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Isles Natural History Books]
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        Pro-Lincoln Reelection Broadside

      1864 - Pro Lincoln 1864 Campaign Broadside. 1864. 1 p., 10 1/8 x 13 1/8 in. .Attacking the Copperheads and McClellan, this broadside compares Horatio Seymour, then New York governor and (later the 1868 presidential candidate), to the notorious Revolutionary War turncoat Benedict Arnold by pointing out that the charges made by Seymour against Lincoln sounded quite a bit like the charges Arnold leveled against Washington and the Continental Congress in 1780.The anonymous author then consigns the Copperhead dissidents to the same fate as the Tories of the Revolutionary War period.

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        The Ordnance Manual for the Used of the Officers of the united States Army

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co, 1864. ix, 13-159, blank, 33 plates. From the library of Captain (later promoted to Colonel) William A. McDermitt who has signed on front and rear endpapers along with a carte-de-visite of the Captain signed as well is laid in. He was with the 54th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company I until February 19, 1865 and when Petersburg fell he was then given command of Company H (later changed to Company C) and he also had been engaged at Antietam, Gettysburg and the Battle of the Wilderness. This volume came from the McDermitt family. Third edition, the first edition published in 1861. All early editions of this title are quite scarce. The Ordnance Manual is absolutely indispensable to the serious student of military matters of this period and remains an invaluable tool for those interested in the technical aspects of the Civil War. Covered in minute detail are such diverse matters as formulas for paint, the characteristics of various metals, manufacture and inspection procedures for weapons and accoutrements, mathematical tables and how to tie various knots. Illustrations consist of a series of 33 plates of rifles and muskets, cannons, swords, ammunitions, etc. Bound in publisher's brown embossed cloth centrally decorated in gilt, spine lettering gilt but mostly faded, light water staining to last few pages, a small chip to outer edge of rear board, spine faded. A very nice copy of this scarce work with rich personal information from one who had participated in the war firsthand.. Octavo.

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        Laws of St Vincent, By Authority

      1864. [St. Vincent]. [Sharpe, H.E., Compiler]. [Choppin, J.C., Compiler]. Laws of St. Vincent. By Authority. London: Edward Stanford, 1864. xvi, 606 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary calf, rebacked, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some scuffing and edgewear to boards, most of upper (red) lettering piece lacking, light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, inkstamps to preliminaries. A solid copy of a scarce title. * With index and side-notes. Displacing the native Caribs, the French colonized St. Vincent in 1719. Like St. Lucia and other islands, it passed between France and Great Britain several times, becoming a British colony in 1783. It became independent and joined the Commonwealth in 1979. This compilation records the laws of St. Vincent and its dependencies, Bequia, Connowan, The Union and Grenadines, from March 1772 to January 1863. OCLC locates 4 copies, 3 in North American law libraries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley, University of Georgia). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:348.

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        MODES ET COSTUMES HISTORIQUES.

      - Dessinés et graves par Pauquet Frères d?après les meilleurs maitres de chaque époque et les documents les plus autentiques. Aux Bureau des Modes et Costumes Historiques. Pauquet Frères. René Pincebourde. Paris. S/d [1864?]. In fólio (de 31x26 cm). Ilustrado com 96 litografias coloridas. Encadernação de final séc. xix (meia-amador) com lombada e cantos em pele. Exemplar com ex-libris armoriados da Livraria de J. G. Mazziotti Salema Garção. Location/localizacao: 7-A1-A-20

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        Copy of the Official Map of the Property of the Eureka Homestead Association, Adopted November 16th, 1864

      San Francisco: Towne and Bacon, [1864]. Map Map. Very Good. Roughly 19.5 by 16.5 inches. Printed in black with block labels in maroon ink. An original map (the 'Copy' in the title indicates this is a printed reproduction of a hand-drawn map) of a portion of the Castro district of San Francisco, bounded by Douglas, 17th, Noe and 20th Streets. An unusual map in that it is entirely printed using lead type, with rules of various thicknesses utilized for the block outlines. Listed in OCLC, but with no locations (but probably owned by Bancroft). A very unusual letterpress map. Near fine, especially considering the thinness of the paper. Edges lightly toned; minor wrinkling in a few places.

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        The Small House at Allington

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1864. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original blindstamped green cloth decorated in gilt; the fifth and penultimate novel in Anthony Trollope's famed series of Barchester novels, originally serialized in The Cornhill Magazine from September 1862 through April 1864, this double decker novel itself havign been published in 1864. The Small House at Allington "...introduces Trollope's favorite heroine, Lily Dale, and his two most admired characters, Plantagenet Palliser and his wife Lady Glencora, later the Duke and Duchess of Omnium. It is generally accepted that the character of Johnny Eames is representative of the young Trollope." [Gerould]. In Volume I of this set, the "7" is lacking from page 70, although it is present in some copies --- which of the two is the earlier state is not known. Also, the sentence running from p. 32 to p. 33 reads "And he had a younger sister who loved him dearly, who had no idea that he was a hobbledehoy, being somewhat of a hobbledehoya herself." In some copies, both words read "hobbledehoy", but it is unknown which is the earlier state. Perhaps Trollope was playfully feminizing the word on purpose. This set is still in the original blindstamped green cloth decorated in gilt and still has the original brown-grey endpapers, with those comprising the pastedowns being imprinted with advertisements. The Volumes have been recased and brown book tape has been applied to the joints for added strength. Within, there is but a little foxing to the leaves and plates. Sadleir notes that The Small House at Allington tends to turn up either in beautiful condition or quite worn. This copy is neither, being in the middle of the two common conditions cited by Sadleir. Copies in their original cloth appear to be growing scarcer to the market. A Very Good copy.

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        Compilation of Over 50 Sheets of Music from 1859 - 1864

      1864. Deluxe. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Amazing Compilation of Over 50 Sheets of Music from 1859 - 1864. Bound by George Sargeant with beautiful fine binding. Over 50 sheets of music from the Civil War ear. Songs by Stephen Foster. Bound together in one unique compilation! Calf leather spine over marble boards. Tightly bound. Pages are toned over time but still legible. Very good condition.

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        Danes Sketched by Themselves, The

      1864. first edition. Stories by Hans Christian Andersen and Others[BUSHBY, Mrs. Anne, editor and translator]. The Danes Sketched by Themselves. A Series of Popular Stories by the Best Danish Authors. Translated by Mrs. Bushby. In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1864.First English edition of this collection of Danish tales and verse, selected and translated by Mrs. Bushby. Three octavo volumes (7 7/8 x 4 15/16 inches; 200 x 125 mm.). [2, publisher’s advertisements], [6], 312; [4], 303, [1, blank]; [4], 303, [1, blank] pp.Original terra cotta pebble-grain cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spines ruled, decoratively stamped, and lettered in gilt. Original cream-colored endpapers. Some very faint marks on the front covers, where there must once have been library labels, the absolute minimum of rubbing to corners, some minor foxing to top edge. A few leaves poorly opened. Faint ink rule in the lower blank margin of pp. 88, 89, and 92 in Volume II. Otherwise a fine copy.Includes stories and poems by Hans Christian Andersen (“Morten Lange. A Christmas Story” and “The Man from Paradise. A Comic Tale”); Carl Bernhard (“Cousin Carl,” “Aunt Francisca,” “Damon and Pythas,” and “The Bankrupt”); Bernard Severin Ingemann (“The Doomed House,” “The Secret Witness,” “All Souls’ Day,” “The Aged Rabbi. A Jewish Tale,” and “The Death Ship”); Carit Etlar (“Too Old,” “The Shipwrecked Mariner’s Treasure,” and “Twice Sacrificed”); H.P. Holst (“Lisette’s Castles in the Air”), Adam Oehlenschlager (“Death and His Victims”), and others.“Most of the following stories have appeared, from time to time, in the ‘New Monthly Magazine,’ and a few in other periodicals. They are now gathered together, and it is hoped that they may convey a favourable impression of the lighter literature of Denmark,—a country rich in genius, science, and art” (Prefatory note).Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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        What a Feed I've Had (ink drawing)

      No Binding. Very good. No Binding. A delightful ink drawing by English illustrator, Phil May (1864 - 1903), who made regular contributions to many periodicals, including the Sydney Bulletin, St. Stephens Review, Daily Graphics, and Punch. He also published his own annuals from 1892 - 1905 and supplemented these with additional larger albums. Examples of his work can be found at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum. May, a short man of slight build, has drawn himself in a wonderfully comic manner, as is typical of his self-portraits. He depicts himself as being enormously fat and smoking a cigar following a meal. The drawing is inscribed by May and reads: "Menu. Savoy Omlette, Cold Beef (plat de jour), Spring Onions (off), Cabbage (pickled)" and is titled "What a Feed I';ve Had." It is also signed by the artist, "Fill May." The drawing has been mounted on a piece of archival board and matted. The bottom right corner of the paper is missing; to make this less evident; the board behind the drawing has been watercolored in light blue to match the color of the paper. There are a few light spots of foxing to the paper. Ink drawing measures 7 x 5 inches. The mat measures 19 x 12.5 inches. ART/050609.

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        MEMOIRES DU GEANT

      Published by E. Dentu, 1864. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. A Terre & En L'air... Memories of the GEANT (giant). (Hot Air Balloon). Modern black half-cloth binding, marbled paper boards. Original paperwrap covers bound in. Small format. Text in French. Lower edges of boards lightly rubbed. Covers nice and bright. A few scattered foxspots else contents clean. A nice example of a scarce item. [S]

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        Plantae lignosae imperii Austriaci. Österreichs Holzpflanzen. Eine auf genaue Berücksichtigung der Merkmale der Laubblätter gegründete floristische Bearbeitung aller im österreichischen Kaiserstaate wild wachsenden oder häufig cultivirter Bäume, Sträucher und Halbsträucher.

      Folio. 1640 Blattabdrucke in Naturselbstdruck auf 79 Tafeln, zahlreiche Blattabdrucke im Text sowie 1 Maßstabtafel, XXVIII, 524 S., (1 Bl.) und je 1 Bl. vor S. IX und 429. Halblederband den Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Nissen, BBI 1555; Pritzel 7241; Stafleu/C. 8129. - Einzige Ausgabe des seltenen Werkes über die Laubblätter mit der Anwendung des von Alois Auer (1813-69) erfundenen Naturselbstdruckes. Die Herstellung von Abdrucken nach Naturgegenständen war schon bekannt, Auer gelang jedoch durch die Verwendung der Galvanoplastik die entscheidende Vollendung dieser Technik. Im vorliegenden Werk sind die Blattabdrucke nach einem vereinfachten Verfahren hergestellt. Sie ergeben durch Umdruck auf Zink erzeugte, mit der Buchdruckerpresse gedruckte positive Bilder. Die Taf. 67 und 68 enthalten photographisch verkleinerte Naturdrucke (Vorwort). - Alois Pokorny (1826-86) habilitierte sich in Wien für Pflanzengeographie und war seit 1864 Gymnasialdirektor. - Ohne die Tafel 45. - Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Schönes, kaum fleckiges Exemplar.

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        THE MAINE WOODS

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1864. First Edition. Original cloth. Contents clean. Spine pleasantly sunned, tips a bit frayed, gilt clear. Near Fine and scarce in this condition. Original purple Z cloth. BAL 20113: 1650 copies printed though Borst A4.1.a states that 1450 copies were printed. True first printing with list of Thoreau's books priced. Catalogue dated April 1864 with last leaf advertising "The Thirteenth Volume." About THE MAINE WOODS, Dave Foreman, Earth-First eco-warrior/author, has written that it is "Thoreau's finest book, far deeper and more important than WALDEN ... on his two trips into the deep Maine wilderness [Thoreau] had the epiphany that enabled him to realize that 'in wildness is the preservation of the world.' MAINE not WALDEN changed American intellectual history.

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        The Chant of the Veterans, A true record of the gallantry of Billy Barlow, Dedicated to the remnant of the 61st N.Y. Vols.

      ?New York: ? 1864 - single sheet broadside printed in 2 colums, folio (305 x 200 mm), browned in places, sometime folded several times with short tears at 2 of the folds, abrasion to printed surface with the loss of a few letters (sense recoverable), sound The record of the 61st New York Volunteers ‘is a long and glorious one and it bravely earned its right to rank among the most gallant organizations of the Union army’ (article on the regiment on the New York State Military Museum, on-line). There was a colonel in the regiment by the name of Barlow, but his first name was Francis. The song consists of 22 4-line stanzas with a 2-line refrain. In the second half mention is made of various other regiments, including the Irish Brigade - ‘For fighting and drinking are their greatest joys’, and one stanza is written in a, one supposes drunken, Irish accent.

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

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

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        Mémoires du cardinal consalvi tome premier

      Plon, 1864. in8 Cartonné

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        A Chronicle of England, B.C.55 - A.D.1485. The Designs Engraved and Printed in Colours by Edmund Evans.

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1864. - First Edition. Quarto; pp. [2], viii, 462. Bound in full red straight-grained morocco with a floral gilt roll enclosed within a double gilt-ruled borders and ornamental gilt cornerpieces to boards, spine elegantly gilt-tooled with gilt rules and floral roll between gilt double raised bands; inner dentelles in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With 81 wood-engraved illustrations in text, printed in colour, of medieval history and pageantry. Binding a little dusty and slightly rubbed to extremities, corners bumped. Bookplate to paste down; ownership to first blank. Content clean and bright. A handsome copy in a superb binding of the First Edition of one of the finest examples of Victorian colour printing by the master printer-engraver Edmund Evans. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Goody Two Shoes Paper Doll

      New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1864. Very Good -. 4 leaves with hand-colored clothing and other items, to be cut out; hand-colored figure of Goody Two Shoes on stiffer stock, to be cut out, loose (as issued?); 25 cm. Printed wrapper with color illustration of Goody Two Shoes with a dog, a sheep, and 3 birds on front wrapper; back wrapper has extensive publisher's series lists. Directions and the story of Goody Two Shoes are on the inside of the front and back wrappers. "Electrotyped by Vincent Dill, No. 24 Beekman Street, New York"--at foot of back wrapper. Inscribed on front wrapper: "Presented by Grandma Groff (Catharine Bare Groff) to Miss Margie B. Sheaffer 1877 Easter 1877." No date of publication; McLoughlin Bros. published at 30 Beekman St. from 1864 to 1870. The figure of Goody Two Shoes is signed: Howard del.; Cogger sc. McLoughlin Bros. was the first mass publisher of paper dolls in the United States, but they are rarely found intact. In Very Good- Condition: wrapper starting to separate from each end; wrapper slightly soiled; upper corner of wrapper slightly creased; light foxing throughout; complete and intact; colors are bright.&

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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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        Signed Document

      Atlanta, 1864. unbound. War-date document signed with rank by Confederate Brigadier General from Tennessee, who distinguished himself at Chickamauga; later appointed agent of the War Department to compile the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, regarding the defense of Atlanta as Sherman's army approached. Includes provision to impress slaves "if the Negroes cannot be hired." 2 pages, folio, partially printed (hole near top, worn). Atlanta, Georgia. July 5, 1864.

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        City of Worcester Mass

      Boston: D.B. Tarr, 1864. Lithograph with period hand colouring by J. H. Bufford, 18 x 31 3/4 inches. Reps notes that J. B. Bachelder, like Fitz Hugh Lane, drew his subjects from a distant viewpoint. But Bachelder's town views frequently have a realistic documentary quality, and it is not surprising to discover that many of them, including this view of Worcester, were drawn from photographic images. Worcester is shown in the distance from the perspective of a low hill, with elegantly dressed figures in the foreground. Reps, Urban Views and Viewmakers, 1700 (locates just two examples: American Antiquarian Society; Chicago Historical Society.)

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        IDAHO

      Chicago: H.M. Higgins, [1864].. 5pp. Folio. Very minor soiling and wear. Vertical fold reinforced with tissue. Very good plus. Sheet music promoting immigration to Idaho. The cover has a woodcut of a Conestoga wagon drawn by four mules. "They say, there is a land, Where crystal waters flow, O'er beds of quarts [sic] and purest gold, Way out in Idaho.... We'll need to pick or spade, No shovel, pan, or hoe, The largest chunks are 'top of ground, Way out in Idaho...." The only copy we find recorded is in the Streeter Sale in 1968. STREETER SALE 3306.

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        THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

      London Routledge Warne 1864 - 4 volumes, tall thick octavo 9x6 inches. Complete in four volumes with an engraved portrait. HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN CLASSIC FULL LIGHT CALF WITH CONTRASTING RED AND GREEN LEATHER LETTERING LABELS, all edges gilt. Minor spots and minor blemishes to the boards but a good solid and handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CANADA AND PACIFIC TELEGRAPH. RETURN TO AN ADDRESS OF THE HONOURABLE THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, DATED 10 MAY 1846; - FOR, "COPY OF EXTRACTS OF ANY CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE COLONIAL OFFICE AND THE AUTHORITIES IN CANADA AND BRITISH COLUMBIA, ON THE SUBJECT OF THE PROPOSED TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CANADA AND THE PACIFIC."

      [London. 1864]. - 16,[2]pp. Folio. String-tied, as issued. A bit tanned, some small chips at the edges. Very good. The Thomas W. Streeter copy, with his pencil notes on the titlepage. This House of Commons working paper is a continuation of their return dated July 10, 1863, on the subject of constructing a telegraph line to British Columbia and the Pacific. The Hudson's Bay Company, unsurprisingly, was intimately involved in the machinations for the building of the line. They had made an agreement with the Canadian government to build the telegraph line from the Red River to the Pacific themselves, but when they failed to do so a group of English bankers proposed to step in and do the job. The papers included herein give much information on the qualities of the land between Lake Superior and British Columbia, and the need for swift communication throughout and across the vast region. Also included is a memorial from the people of the Red River Settlement, discussing their urgent need for the telegraph. STREETER SALE 3436 (this copy). SOLIDAY I:1207. LOWTHER 228.

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        Goody Two Shoes Paper Doll

      New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1864. Very Good -. 4 leaves with hand-colored clothing and other items, to be cut out; hand-colored figure of Goody Two Shoes on stiffer stock, to be cut out, loose (as issued?); 25 cm. Printed wrapper with color illustration of Goody Two Shoes with a dog, a sheep, and 3 birds on front wrapper; back wrapper has extensive publisher's series lists. Directions and the story of Goody Two Shoes are on the inside of the front and back wrappers. "Electrotyped by Vincent Dill, No. 24 Beekman Street, New York"--at foot of back wrapper. Inscribed on front wrapper: "Presented by Grandma Groff (Catharine Bare Groff) to Miss Margie B. Sheaffer 1877 Easter 1877." No date of publication; McLoughlin Bros. published at 30 Beekman St. from 1864 to 1870. The figure of Goody Two Shoes is signed: Howard del.; Cogger sc. McLoughlin Bros. was the first mass publisher of paper dolls in the United States, but they are rarely found intact. In Very Good- Condition: wrapper starting to separate from each end; wrapper slightly soiled; upper corner of wrapper slightly creased; light foxing throughout; complete and intact; colors are bright.

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        A Spring and Summer in Lapland,

      - with notes on the fauna of Luleä Lapmark. London, Groombridge and sons, 1864. 8:o. VIII, 407 pp. Publisher`s cloth. Very skillfully rebacked with the old spine preserved. Also new corners. New endpapers. Owner`s signature on titlepage. 20,5 x 13 cm.[#36350] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Destinées - Poèmes philosophiques.*

      Paris, Michel Lévy frères 1864 - Oeuvres posthumes du Comte Alfred de Vigny. EDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Michel Lévy frères 1864. Portrait-frontispice. Reliure demi-chagrin grenat de l'époque. Dos à 4 nerfs avec filets à froid. Plats percaline. Rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in-8° (22x14). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Railroad, Township & Distance Map of New England With Adjacent Portions of New York, Canada and New Brunswick. Cover title: G. Woolworth Colton's County & Township Railroad Map of New England Showing every Station &ct

      New York.: G. Woolworth Colton.. 1864.. Hand-colored folded map contained in an embossed folder 6 x 4 inches; publisher and map title in gold letters on the cover. A listing of Colton Maps, Atlases, and Globes is present on the front cover's interior. Unfolded, the map is approximately 38.5 inches by 27.5 inches. A Distance Table is provided outside the map proper; also an inset map (Enlarged Scale) titled Eastern Portion of Massachusetts. There are breaks at several folds of the thin tissue on which the map is printed. There is an oval tan stain in the map's left border, a consequence of the glue which attaches the map to the folder. A thin tan line 1.25 inch in length is present along one of the folds in northern Maine. The date 1864 is printed on the map. Overall, the map is in very good condition--a most attractive and delicately rendered presentation. .

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        Herr Bastiat-Schulze von Delitzsch, der ökonomische Julian oder: Capital und Arbeit.

      Berlin, Reinhold Schlingmann, 1864. - 8vo. X, 269 pp. Original printed wrappers in modern cloth portfolio. First edition, inscribed by the author for the Bavarian politician Karl von Schrenck-Notzing (1806-84). - Lassalle's economic chef c'oeuvre was written in response to the "Capitel zu einem deutschen Arbeiter-Katechismus" by Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch (1808-83). - Author's autogr. dedication signed on wrapper: "Sr. Excellenz, dem Hrn. Minister Baron von Schrenk verehrungsvoll | FL." Schrenck was elected to the Frankfurt National Assembly in 1848, sat in Bavarian Parliament from 1850 to 1859 and again from 1864 to 1866, and served as State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Public Labour from 1859 to 1864. It was in the spring of 1864 that Lassalle was indicted for High Treason. - Perfect, untrimmed copy. Stammhammer I, 126, 10. Andreas A 87. Einaudi 3226. Borst coll. 2911. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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.

      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

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        A Monograph of Odontoglossum

      London: L. Reeve & Co., [1864] - 1874. Folio (20 2/8 x 14 4/8 inches). Half title, dedication leaf. 30 hand-colored lithographed plates by Walter Hood Finch with descriptive text (pale waterstain to upper margin of plate 5). Contemporary half green morocco gilt (extremities a bit rubbed). First edition. The greatest work on the genus Odontoglossum orchids with magnificent illustrations by Finch, one of the great botanical artists of the Victorian Era. These plates are among his very best. Though this genus was renowned for its beauty, it was not introduced into Europe until late in the nineteenth century due to the mistaken belief that it required hot humid conditions to be cultivated successfully. In reality these high altitude plants (not found below 2500 feet) thrive in cool temperatures and dry air. They are native to Central and West-South America. The demand for this species was quite high and dealers rushed to corner the market. Bateman tells in his introduction of three independent expeditions to Grenada that sailed on the same ship for the same purpose. "Extremely variable in their markings, there are over three hundred known species of Odontoglossum in Mexico and South America. The genus grows predominantly at high elevations ... Although their introduction into Europe came relatively late, their need for cool temperatures and dry air made them popular with those who had no greenhouse" (The orchid observed). "Fitch (1817-1892), the most prolific of all botanical artists, was a typical product of the Victorian era, able and industrious... [He] was a young apprentice to a firm of Glasgow calico designers when Hooker... first made his acquaintance... In 1841, when Hooker was appointed Director of the Royal Gardens at Kew, he took [Fitch] south with him... Some idea of Fitch's gigantic industry can be gauged from the [f]act that 9960 published drawings by him are recorded" (Blunt).Great Flower Books, p.49; Nissen BBI 88; The Orchid Observed 20; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 343. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Results of the Meteorological Observations taken in... Victoria

      Melbourne,: John Ferres,, 1864.. Quarto, coloured frontispiece, plates and charts; a fine copy in contemporary calf, rebacked. An extensive monograph: whilst primarily an overview of the meteorological conditions of the colony of Victoria, the work contains a chapter on meteors, their incidence 'from 1859 to the end of April 1861' along with an extensive statistical analysis of this phenomena. There is also a chapter on the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights, illustrated by a striking, coloured lithographic frontispiece. This is the Hobill Cole copy.Born in Bavaria in 1849, Neumayer was an important figure in colonial science who was convinced that Australia provided important opportunities for scientific research, who made a study of terrestrial magnetism, conducted a survey of Victoria and worked for many years at the Flagstaff Observatory. He was also the one time colleague of the artist Eugene von GuÈrard.Not in Ferguson.

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