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

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

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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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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        Our Mutual Friend (in original wraps)

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1864 1st Edition in Parts, as issued. 20 parts, 1-10 in the original green paper wrapper with illustrations and text to front cover, No 1 issue is without the front cover & has the 32 pp of adverts prior to the beginning of the text, the remainder, 11-20 in plain green old wrappers, no title. No 20, has the Volume headings etc. Overall, many pages uncut, plates are generally Very Good, no or very little foxing, some of the wrappers have nicks or may be a little grubby at edges, many of the 11-20 have their covers detached but present except for No 20. A fairly original and rare set of Dickens which have not been bound into the 2 books as is normal. Uncommon in this form!

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        Traveler's Guide to the Hudson River, Saratoga Springs, Lake George, Falls of Niagara and Thousand Islands; Montreal, Quebec, And The Saguenay River; Also to the Green and White Mountains, and Other Parts of New England; Forming the Fashionable Northern Tour Through the United States and Canada with Map and Embellishments

      American News CompanyNew York:: American News Company,. (1864).. Very good overall. 16mo, 324 pages including 29 pages of advertisements mostly for steamboat and railroad companies. Large folding map of the middle, northern, & eastern US and Canada, cracked along one fold; 4 engraved plates with tissue guards and numerous wood engraved illustrations in the text. Original green cloth with gilt title on cover very bright, a bit watermarked. Original bookplate removed.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints ]
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        Panorama of the Seat of War. Birds Eye View of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia

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

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        Runde Strasse in Peking [Pl. 29]

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

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        Lithographisches Sammelblatt nach J. Gottheil. Berlin, Lith. Anst. v. W. Loeillot. Altona, Uflacker, (vor 1864). Blatt mit 22 Ortsansichten im Tondruck. 46 x 64 cm (Blattgröße 55 x 72 cm).

      Klose/Martius, Holstein 8.- Seltenes Blatt. Wegen des großen Formates sind nur noch wenige Exemplare erhalten.- Mit den schönen Ansichten verschiedenen Formates von Kiel, Plön, Preetz, Altona, Itzehoe, Oldesloe u.a.- Blatt etwas gebräunt und mit einigen Randläsionen im Außensteg. Einige Stockflecken und je ein ca. 10 bis 15 cm breiter Feuchtrand auf der rechten und linken Bildseite.

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        [AMERICAN CARD ALBUM]

      [Boston: Manufactured by L. Prang & Co., 1864].. [38] leaves of cards, 455 cards in all (lacking one card from "Language of Flowers" series). Each card measures 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches. Cards tipped into album leaves containing twelve cards each. Quarto. Cloth boards, neatly rebacked in leather. A bit of occasional light foxing on the cards, but on the whole quite clean and the colors bright. Very good. A collector's album for Louis Prang's series of chromolithographic cards. Prang issued these pictorial cards on a variety of subjects, ranging from nature scenes and other natural subjects to comical figures. There were also series of cards illustrating maxims from Benjamin Franklin's "Poor Richard," as well as beautiful views of Niagara Falls. The thematic cards came in packs of twelve, and scrapbook albums such as these were made to mount and display the cards. Each album leaf holds twelve cards, which are mounted on facing leaves to display twenty-four cards at once. This album has a total of thirty-eight leaves of cards from nineteen separate series, for a total of 455 cards. Cards in this album include "Niagara Falls"; "Winter Landscapes"; "Wildflowers" Parts 1 and 2; "Roses"; "Flowers" Parts 1 and 2; "Sea Mosses" Parts 1 and 2; "Wood Mosses" Parts 1 and 2; "Language of Flowers" (lacks 1 card); "Butterflies and Moths of America" Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4; "Fruit and Flowers" Parts 1 and 2; "Autumn Leaves" Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5; "Summer Landscapes"; "American Birds" Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4; "Hummingbirds" Parts 1 and 2; "Life of Childhood" Parts 1 and 2; "Vessels"; "Pilgrim's Progress" Parts 1 and 2; "Maxims of Poor Richard" Parts 1 and 2; and "Funny Characters." A large collection of these beautiful cards, issued by America's leading chromolithographer.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND ESSAYS OF DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Complete in one volume

      Philadelphia:: J. B. Lippincott & Co.,, 1864 Franklin, Benjamin. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND ESSAYS OF DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Complete in one volume. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1864. First Edition Thus. 12mo., Frontis. Portrait. Brown embossed cloth, yellow ep's. A very good copy with a small loss at the spine crown. Contents clean & free of blemish. An unusually scarce title.. 1st Edition.

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        THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE- 3 Volume Set

      London-Paris-New York: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1864. THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE- 3Volume Set- William Shakespeare- Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke, Eds.- Illustrated by H. C. Selous- Cassell, Petter & Galpin- London-Paris-New York- nd, sd [1864-68]- "Cassell's Illustrated Shakespeare"- Per World cat:- Cassell's illustrated Shakespeare ; the plays of Shakespeare Author: William Shakespeare; Charles Cowden Clarke; Mary Cowden Clarke Publisher: London : Cassell, Petter and Galpin, [1864-1868]- OCLC Number: . 1st Edition Thus. Fine Binding. Near FINE/No Jacket as Issued. Illus. by H. C. Selous. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry, Relative to the Fall of New Orleans, Published By an Order of Congress

      Richmond, Virginia: R. M. Smith, 1864. Once bound in a volume. Complete. Clean and supple pages. Some toning. Slight slant with some remnants of binding leather along the spine. Considerable detail with full transcript of the Confederate inquiry into the loss of New Orleans to Union Forces led by Admiral Farragut and General Butler. Includes Lovell's 1862 "Report of the Bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the Fall of New Orleans." Identified by Parrish & Willingham as Confederate Imprint #2335. Quite scarce.. Pamphlet. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Oeuvres Completes De Moliere

      1864- Paris - Garnier Freres, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated collection of The Complete Works of Moliere, with an engraved author's portrait to frontispieceand further illustrations throughout. With critical notes and an overviews of literary history, biography and a commentary examining each piece andbibliography byLouis Moland. A new edition very carefully revised from the original texts. In seven volumes complete. Some of the plays included are as follows: L'Etourdi, Le Depit Amoureux, L'Ecole des Maris, L'cole des Femmes, Le Mariage Forge, Le Misanthrope, L'Avare, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Psyche, Les Femmes Savantes and Le Malade Imaginaire. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molire, (1622- 1673) was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molire's best-known works are Le Misanthrope, L'cole des Femmes, Tartuffe ou L'Imposteur,L'Avare, Le Malade Imaginaire, and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. With previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown to all volumes. Condition: In a quarter morocco binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities with occasional rubbing and marks to boards. One hinge strained, one slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with slight scattered foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Les hauts phénomènes de la magie précédés du Spiritisme antique

      Paris: Plon, 1864. relié. 13,5x22cm. Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin marron, dos à cinq nerfs qui comporte quelques petites traces de frottement orné de fleurons dorés, reliure de l'époque. Ex-dono sur la page de garde, exemplaire quasi exempt de rousseurs. Rare. - Plon, Paris _1864, 13,5x22cm, relié. - relié

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        The History of Dundalk and its Environs; from the Earliest Historic Period to the Present Time; with Memoirs of its Eminent Men.

      Dublin: Hodges, Smith, & Co 1864.. 23 by 14.5 cms. xvi+400 pp. with tissue guarded maps and plates, red embossed boards, gilt spine tooling, in very good condition, a little rubbing to the top of the spine, internally tight, bright and clean. This copy bears a presentation inscription on the ffep from J.R. O'Flanagan dated August 12th 1864. This classic history of Dundalk has always been highly scarce and collectible. It went through two printings in 1864 and was not republished thereafter until recent years.

      [Bookseller: Saintfield Antiques & Fine Books]
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        Maxime. A Comedy

      Dublin - Hodges, Smith, and Co., 1864 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The rather scarce first edition of Walter Creyke's dramatic work, Maxime. This work is signed by the author to S. F. Widdrington, and comes direct from the Widdrington library, Newton Hall, Northumberland. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Signed by the author, with a dedication to S. F. Widdrington, on the half-title. To S. F. Widdrington The best and truest of friends. Walter Creyke. March 29, 1864. Copies of thisworkare held only by the British Library, Oxford, and the National Library of Scotland. Maxime is adapted from the novel Le Roman d'un Jeune Homme Pauvre by Octave Feuillet. Direct from the library at Newton Hall, the 18th century country house and estate in Northumberland, with a pencil shelfmark to the half-title. With newspaperreviews from the Evening Mail and Saunder's News-letter pasted in on the front blanks regarding the first performances of this work on stage. Little is known about the author, Walter Creyke. Shallcross Fitzherbert Jacson, b. 1826, was the nephew of author Samuel Edward Widdrington. He succeeded to the Newton Hall estate and Widdrington name in 1856, and married Cecilia, daughter of Edward J. G. Hopwood, in 1864. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. The front inner hinge is rather strained and a bit weak. There is only some mild wear to the extremities, with just some mild bumping and sunning, prominent to the spine. Internally the pages have slight browning to the edges and the occasional spot. Overall the condition is very good. A scarce work..

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        A DYNAMICAL THEORY OF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD--(Abstract + Definitive paper). In the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Vol. XIII, 1864, pp. 531-536. [Abstract --The First publication of Maxwell's Electromagnetic Theory of Light]. AND In the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Vol. 155, 1865, pp. 459-512. [The Definitive Paper--Printing and the Mind of Man (PMM 355)]

      London:: Royal Society,, 1864. Near Fine. Offered are Two Near Fine extracts, from the Proceedings and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, respectively. The Abstract tape bound. The paper from the Transactions is in a handsome modern (but crafted to 19th century style) half leather marbled board binding, gilt lettering on the spine. Mild page toning, marginal repair one page. 8vo. pp. 531-536; 4to. pp. 459-512.

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        OUR MUTUAL FRIEND

      New York:: Published by John Bradburn (Successor to M. Doolady),. 1864 / 1865.. 12mo. 1st US book edition, with v2 2nd issue (Edgar & Vail, p. 29n [stating 'not seen']; Gimbel A153 [entire set dated 1865]). Not in VanderPoel nor Wilkins. 4 volumes (317, [1 (blank)]; 314; 314; 294 pp).. Original publisher's brown cloth binding, with gilt stamped spine lettering & graphic, and boards stamped in blind (professionally recased).. Vol 3: leaves with pp 21 - 24 with ragged lower fore-edge [text not. affected]. A Very Good set.. The McGuire Catalogue lists v2 with an 1864 publication date, though challenging such as accurate, stating "frankly the date is suspect". Our set has v2 with an 1865 publication date, indicating [in our opinion] an issue point for the volume [perhaps when the t.p. form reset to reflect "Book the Second", the compositor initially neglected to change the imprint date to 1865?]. In either issue, a very Rare item in the trade. . Frontis in each volume + 14 inserted plates (v1: 6; v2: 3; v3: 3; v4: 2).

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        Our Mutual Friend. First Edition In Original Monthly Parts

      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1864.. 1st edition, in the original monthly parts, dated May 1864 - November 1865. 8vo, twenty numbers bound in nineteen. Bound in original green decorated wrappers, price 1s. Most issues in very good condition, although the 1st and last are slt. chipped & a little dusty, with some archival repair. A very good unrestored copy overall. Forty woodcut plates by Marcus Stone. Hatton and Cleaver, 345-70. Smith I, 15.

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        Die Preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Ansichten aus Japan, China und Siam. Heft 1

      Berlin, R. von Decker, 1864. Elephant folio (65.4 x 53.4 cm). Title page with coat of arms of the Prussian King, followed by 6 plates, each with a page of explanatory text in German, English and French. Two of the plates are fine, delicate chromolithographs. Contemporary printed paper boards with title and coat of arms, cloth spine and corners.* The German painter Albert Berg accompanied the Prussian mission under Graf Eulenburg, which visited Japan in 1860-62 in order to negotiate a trade agreement. A report of the voyage was published in a four volume set entitled "Die Preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien", which in a 4to edition is quite well known. However, a much rarer series of much larger, elephant folio size views of the places that were visited also exists. This is the first portfolio of that series, containing, among others, the beautiful coloured view of Yokohama Bay, with the sacred Mount Fuji in the background. An overview of the plates in this portfolio:1) Yeddo. Ascent to the O-Yawuts temple. 2) Yeddo. The Tokaido.3) Yeddo. A street close to Akabane.4) Yeddo. A Japanese garden.5) Yeddo. Portal of a Miodjin temple.6) Yokuhama - Kanagawa. The first four views are in photo-lithography, the last two views are chromolithographs and mounted on thicker paper. None of these images is present in the 1st volume of the 4to edition, which has lithographs that are only a quarter or a third the size of the ones here present. Good copy, the covers quite worn but firm. Small library stamp on title-page. Expert paper repair on last plate. Contents with a dampstain in lower half of the pages throughout. The dampstain is visible mostly in the text pages and quite faint on the plates. The rear board contains a pocket, presumably for storing a map, but none is present. Henze II, 185; Cordier Indosinica, 989.

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        SVENSKA FOLKET SÅDANT DET ÄNNU LEFVER VID ELFVOM PÅ BERG OCH I DALOM.

      Tecknade af J.W. Wallander, beskrifne af Onkel Adam. Stockholm: Bonniers, (1864-65). 39x26,5 cm. Inbunden i förlagets dekorerade röda klotband. Med det ovanliga främre 4-språkliga skyddsomslaget medbundet. Illustrerad med 17 stycken 2-sidiga litografier i färg. Någon enstaka plansch med lättare lagerfläckar. I övrigt ett osedvanligt välbevarat exemplar. Med textblad till planscherna, dessa delvis på svenska och vissa även på franska, tyska och engelska. Planschen "Bröllopsdans i Österåker" utan textblad, enligt uppgift trycktes det aldrig

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        Svenska folket sådant det ännu lefver vid elfvom, på berg och dalom.

      Utan ort, utan år (Stockholm/Köpenhamn, 1864-65) 17 kolorerade litograferade planscher (alla). Text på svenska, franska, tyska och engelska. Guldornerat orginalklotband, blank rygg. 38,5 X 25 cm. Bandet med små skador i övre och nedre kanten. Titelblad missfärgat av plansch.. Texten av Onkel Adam (pseudonym för Carl Anton Wetterbergh)

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        Enoch Arden Aylmer's Field; Sea Dreams; The Grandmother; Northern Farmer; Tithonus; The Voyage; In The Valley Of The Cauteretz; The Flower; Requiescat; The Sailor Boy; The Islet; The Ringlet; A Welcome To Alexandria; A Dedication; Boadicea; In Quantity; a specime

      London: Edward Moxon, 1864. First printing. Fine Leather Binding. Near Fine. Publisher's small, attractive red leather binding with beautifully patterned surfaces as first issued 15th August 1864. This is evidenced by there being NO adverts inserted, plus p.178 shows noted 1st impression error of erroneous comma following "Evans". Lavish gilt decor to inner linings, with gilt title "TENNYSON'S ENOCH ARDEN" to spine. Page edges are professionally gauffered and gilt-covered all round to dynamic effect (see photo). This binding is twin to our copy of THE PRINCESS 1861 tenth edition (listed separately), which was also prepared by Moxon some three years earlier, in 1861. The text is printed on luxurious quality paper and looks as good as new, printed by Bradbury & Evans of London. The magnificent exterior is in great condition all round. This is a luxury first edition of one of the Poet Laureate Tennyson's most finely bound and sought after publications. Enoch Arden, comprising 50 pages of the book, is a well-crafted story (apparently provided to Tennyson by one Thomas Woolner) of a wayward father who is washed up on a desert island, as isolated as Robinson Crusoe, as lost as Ulysses, Tennyson thus explores issues of loneliness and survival. Also printed in the book are the following Tennyson poetic works: Aylmer's Field; Sea Dreams; The Grandmother; Northern Farmer; Tithonus; The Voyage; In The Valley Of The Cauteretz; The Flower; Requiescat; The Sailor Boy; The Islet; The Ringlet; A Welcome To Alexandria, dated March 7, 1863; A Dedication. The end section titled "Experiments", begins with "Boadicea", then "In Quantity", ending with "a Specimen of a translation of The Iliad in blank verse". This is a well-presented and rare collectable. Neat former owner's signature of Kate Danby on inside cover dated 1868. 178 pp. THIS VALUABLE BOOK WILL BE DELIVERED BY SECURE POSTAGE, FULLY INSURED AT THE COST TO THE BUYER. PRICE OF POSTAGE WILL DEPEND ON LOCATION.

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        Life of William Hickling Prescott

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864. Small quarto. (9 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches). 2 steel-engraved portraits, 1 double-page engraved facsimile of "Prescott's noctograph manuscript", 15 wood-engraved vignette illustrations. Contemporary red morocco, covers tooled in gilt with double-fillet outer border enclosing an elaborate inner border of scrolling volutes and stylised arabesque scrolling foliage, the flat spine with elaborate overall design incorporating similar tools to those used on the covers, red morocco pastedowns tooled in gilt to a spectacular overall panelled design, the central panel with a large stylised flower spray made up from various smaller tools, rose-coloured watered-silk endpapers, edges gilt and elaborately gauffered. A finely-bound copy of the first edition of this thorough biography of the United States' first great historian. This spectacular but unsigned binding is of exhibition standard. The typography of the book is a re-interpretation of the lay-outs used during the 17th century, and the binding continues this theme by offering a 19th-century slant on the so-called "restoration" style of the late 17th century.

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        The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

      T.O.H.P. Burnham Boston: T.O.H.P. Burnham. 1864. First. First edition. Blue cloth gilt. Professionally rebacked, with endpapers replaced, else a fine copy of this children's classic. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        LONDON LABOUR AND THE LONDON POOR: The Condition And Earning Of Those That Will Work, Cannot Work, And Will Not Work.

      Four hardcover volumes: 543 pages, plus index and 8 ad's; 576 pages plus 2 ad's; 452 pages; 504 pages. Original purple pictorial cloth, gilt. Black & white illustrations throughout. Volumes 1-3, second edition, 22.2 x 14.5 cms; volume 4, first edition, 23.7 x 16.4 cms. All volumes have been expertly repaired at the spines; plate at p. 223 of volume IV is damaged at edges; all volumes have ownership labels to front pasted endpaper, and small, numbered labels to rear covers; indentation to top, right corners of volumes I and II; The binding of the fourth volume is quite faded; some wear and fading to covers of the other volumes, but generally a very good set.

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        An Introduction to Municipal Law

      A marvelous, extremely personal, presentation copy of the first edition of the first work of Pomeroy, "the greatest legal scholar of the day"--to Maria Bulfinch, the children's book author, disclosing their closeness and her contributions to the book. Original cloth, gilt, the front joint splitting (but holding), the spine dull; a usable copy. D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1864.

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        Renée Mauperin.

      Paris; Charpentier, 1864. First ordinary edition. (5, 3 blanks), 283 pp. Red half leather with five raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, other edges trimmed. Covers not bound in. Bookplates of Jolly Bavoillot & Anders Ollfors. Spine and corners a bit worn. Minor loss at lower corner of pp. 778. Lower corner of pp. 101/102 folded, probably during the printing since there are a few printed words in lower margin of p. 101. Appr. 10 pages with a small speck in margin. A well-preserved copy. With a letter bound in after the title: "5 janvier 75 / Cher Monsieur / Je vous autorise à retirer de chez Mm Salmon / mon ex libris et d'en faire le tirage comme / vous l'entendrez. / Tout à vous. / Edmond de Goncourt / Pardonnez moi de n'avoir pas répondu à votre première lettre, j'étais au lit avec une flusion / de poitrine qui m'a laissé bien faible à l'heure qu'il est." Charles Jolly Bavoillot (1821-1895), book collector from New York with special focus on the French romanticists

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        Wine, The Vine and The Cellar

      London: Longman Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864.. 2nd [enlarged & best] Edition. Gilt decorated Cloth. Very Good. Hardback, 145mm x 232mm tall (5.75" x 9" approx.). Pp xvi, 540, plus a double-folding frontispiece plate, a map leaf and 30 further engraved illustrations in the text; 2 multi-folding Tables, and a partially unopened 24pp "General List of Works" published by Longman & Co., dated June 1864. Endpaper joints tender and the upper two inches or so of the top of the front board/spine joint neatly repaired. Otherwise very good, in the original Edmonds & Remnants gilt-and-blind decorated, terracotta cloth-covered boards/gilt titles.

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        Oeuvres Completes De Moliere Nouvelle Edition Tres-Soigneusement Revue Sur Les Textes Originaux Avec Un Travail De Critique Et D'Erudition Apercus D'Histoire Litteraire, Biographie, Examen De Chaque Piece, Commentaire, Bibliographie, etc. Par M. Louis Moland

      Garnier Freres Paris: Garnier Freres, 1863-1864. leather_bound. Contemporary three quarter green morocco and marbled boards. Near fine. Teg. 7 vols./No Dust Jacket. 8vo, 24 x 16 cm. Host of engraved plates by Delannoy and Massard after G. Staal. Moliere gave French comedy a serious face -- his gallery of human nature, particularly the hypocrite and poseur are imprimaturs. A clean, bright set internally, minor rubbing to extremities and corners, raised bands, gilt decorated spine panels, marbled endpapers.

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        A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field. Received October 27, 1864. (Abstract).

      (London, Taylor and Francis, 1864). 8vo. In the original printed wrappers. In "Proceedings of the Royal Society", Vol. XIII [8], No. 70. Entire issue offered. Wrappers with light soiling and nicks. Frontwrapper lacking small part of paper, not affecting text. Internally fine and clean. Pp. 531-537. [Entire volume: 519-566, IX pp. + 1 plate].. First printing of this early announcement - published a year earlier than the full paper, published in Philosophical Transactions - of this fundamental paper, in which Maxwell unified the theory of light-waves, electricity, and magnetism in his spectacular laws of electromagnetism. The paper represents THE BIRTH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST DISCOVERIES IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE and the most SPECTACULAR TRIUMPH OF THE 19TH CENTURY - it had an enormous impact on science and technology. Working out a few simple equations that expressed all the varied phenomena of electricity and magnetism, Maxwell bound them indissolubly together, showing that electricity and magnetism could not exist in isolation. Maxwell's suggestion that electromagnetic waves could be generated in a laboratory was confirmed by Heinrich Hertz's in 1887 and laid the foundations for the later inventions of radio, television, and radar."Since Maxwell's time, Physical Reality has been thought of as represented by continuous fields...not capable of any mechanical interpretation. This change in the conception of Reality is the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton."(Albert Einstein in "James Clerk Maxwell" 1931)."James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79) succeeded in formulating Faraday's geometrical ideas in exact mathematical language. He became the founder of the electromagnetic field theory which described all electric and magnetic action as the consequence of eight partial differential equations of the first order, the celebrated "Maxwellian equations". These equations established the interrelation between two fundamental field vectors, the electric and the magnetic field strength, based on Faraday's experiments, but augmented by the 'displacement current' which was too small to be directly observable by the instruments available in his time - it was put in solely by Maxwell's ingenious intuition.....The Maxwellian theory gave Faraday's field ideas their full significance and became the most important accomplishment of nineteenth-century physics. We could not imagine the physics of our day without the Maxwellian theory, even if we know today that these equations describe the electric phenomena only in their macroscopic manifestations, but fail to account for the atomistic structure of electricity demonstrated by the existence of the electron and proton." (Cornelius Lanzos in "The Einstein Decade (1905-1915", p.71-72)."A generation later Einstein's work on relativity was founded directly upon Maxwell's electromagnetic theory; it was this that led him to equate Faraday with Galileo and Maxwell with Newton." (PMM No 355). - Dibner. Heralds of Science No 68. - Milestones of Science No 144

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        Passages from the Life of a Philosopher,

      First Edition, fine frontispiece wood-engraving (of the No.1 Difference Engine), a few textual illustrations, xii, 496pp plus 24pp bookseller's advertisements bound in at end, royal 8vo, small professional (and almost invisible) repair at head of spine, a very good copy in original gilt lettered green cloth, London, Longman, 1864. Van Sinderen 77. Origins of Cyberspace, 84."Feeling the end approaching, Babbage ... drafted his delightful reminiscences Passage from the Life of a Philosopher. Too fragmentary properly to be called an autobiography, it is difficult to think of memoirs of another man of science which makes such entertaining reading. Babbage gave a rather cool justification for writing the book: "I have no desire to write my own biography ... [but] ... the remarkable circumstances attending those Calculating Machines on which I have spent so large a portion of my life, makes me wish to place on record some account of their past history. As, however, such a work would be utterly uninteresting to the greater part of my countrymen, I thought it might be rendered less unpalatable by relating some of my experience among various classes of society, widely differing from each other, in which I have occasionally mixed. Actually he greatly enjoyed writing Passages, adding story after story until friends feared it would never be finished; and Babbage's own enjoyment comes through clearly to the reader." - Hyman, Charles Babbage, Pioneer of the Computer, p.248.Origins of Cyberspace, 84: "This book is the principal source, along with the posthumous Babbage's Calculating Engines, of our knowledge of Babbage's Difference and Analytical Engines. Chapters V-VII contain Babbage's accounts of his Difference Engines nos. 1 and 2, along with Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas's statement on the Difference Engine drawn up from Babbage's papers. Chapter VIII contains Babbage's only published description of the design of his Analytical Engine. The frontispiece shows the only portion of Babbage's first Difference Engine to be constructed, and the final four pages contain Babbage's own bibliography of his published works." Photograph available on request.

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        Husspostille Offuer alle Søndagers oc de besynderligste Høytiders Evangelier det gantske Aar igennem, met XIII. Predickener offuer Christi pinis Historie. Fordansket aff Peder Tidemand. (I-III). Kiøbenhaffn, Lorentz Benedict, 1564.

      4to. Senere helldrbd. 188,156,114 blade. Titelblad og fortale samt sidste blad i smuk lystryk faksimile ( 3 blade ialt). de sidste 10 blade kantrepareret. Lettere brugsspor. 3 træskårne titelblade, tæt beskåret foroven. Talrige større træsnitillustrationer i teksten.. Originaludgaven af Tidemands oversættelse af Luthers Huspostil "som indtil den nyeste Tid har været den eneste danske Oversættelse... Den er forfattet i et fortrinligt Sprog, hvilket i Forening med de kjernefulde Indhold har gjort den til en i høj Grad yndet Læsning i den Danske Menighed, og den er dette endnu paa de Steder, hvor der findes Eksemplarer af den, hvilke i Almindelighed af deres Ejermænd betragtes som næsten uvurderlige Klenodier..." (Rørdam 1864). - Af største sjældenhed idet L. Nielsen ( no 1084) alene anfører 14 eksemplarer, hvoraf de 7 er mere eller mindre komplette - Thesaurus nr. 104

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