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        Our Mutual Friend.

      1864 - First American edition, in four volumes. 8vo. Original blind-stamped dark brown cloth with spine lettering and vignettes in gilt. New York, John Bradburn.

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      New York: Anson D. F. Randolf, 1864.. Eighteen handcolored lithographic plates, each accompanied by a poem on a separate text leaf. Large quarto. Original tan morocco, stamped in blind and gilt, neatly rebacked with original backstrip laid down, raised bands, a.e.g. Extremities rubbed. An occasional fox mark, but the plates are generally clean and very bright. Overall very good. In a cloth clamshell case. Fine colored lithographs of flowers, with poetry by Hooper, May, Hunt, Longfellow, Mrs. Hale, and Felicia Hemans. OCLC locates seven copies of this scarce title. BENNETT, p.81. McGRATH, p.209. OCLC 4063649.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Old England: A Pictorial Museum

      London: James Sangster and Co., 1864. First edition. Two Volumes (392, 404pp) Folios (27 x 36 cm, 4 cm thick). Original textured red-brown cloth with heavily ornate gilt seal motif and lettering, blind-stamped intricate designs, both covers and spines by JOHN LEIGHTON, beveled boards, marbled endpapers. 40 wood-engraved woodcuts engraved by Leighton Brothers, woodcuts througout text, some in whole page, vignettes, etc. An impressive compendium of the history of London expressed through the artist's eye. Hinges reinforced with blue tape, corners bumped and chipped, wear to covers, soiling, but a well-preserved and tight copy, very clean internally.

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      Washington. July 1, 1864.. Broadside, measuring 19 1/2 x 16 inches; mounted and framed to 24 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches. Old fold lines. Minor soiling and wear. Very good. Attractive engraved broadside, completed in manuscript and signed by President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, appointing Arthur B. Carpenter to the rank of first lieutenant in the Nineteenth Regiment of Infantry in the Union Army. Carpenter survived the Civil War and was promoted to Captain, serving with Philip Sheridan in the Indian wars on the western frontier. With the embossed seal of the War Department and contemporary docketing near the top. Very nice and framed for display.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Tom Moody's Tales

      1864. first edition. Not a Sour Note in This Collection by Lemon[LEMON, Mark, editor]. [BROWNE, Hablot Knight, illustrator]. Tom Moody's Tales. With Illustrations by Hablot K. Brown. Edited by Mark Lemon. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1864. First edition. Octavo (7 1/16 x 5 1/8 in; 180 x 130 mm). [8], 173, [1, as blank], [2, adv.] pp. Thirteen black and white plates including frontispiece. Handsomely bound, ca. 1920s, by Rivière & Sons (stamp-signed to upper turn-in) in emerald green crushed morocco with original cloth bound in. French fillets. Five gilt ruled raised bands, six elaborately gilt decorated compartments. Wide, gilt turn-ins. Double ruled edges. All edges gilt. A few small stains to upper cover, light spots of foxing to two leaves, otherwise a fine and most handsomely bound copy.Featuring fourteen short stories in the sporting fiction genre written in their entirety (rather than merely edited) by journalist, novelist, playwright and actor Mark Lemon (1809-1870). Lemon was co-founder and for 30 years editor of Punch; "Tom Moody" was a pseudonym first adopted by Lemon in 1834 for a series of pieces that appeared in the New Sporting Magazine. As an actor he appeared in his friend Charles Dickens's private theatricals at Tavistock House. He was a friend of illustrator George Cruikshank, Wm. Makepeace Thackeray, and many other lights of his day. In short, he stood near the center of London's intellectual circle.Of Hablot K. Brown, the illustrator known as Phiz who was Dicken's primary illustrator, little need be added here. His illustrations for each of the stories herein possess all the amusing charm that he is known for.CBEL, p. 2006.

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        Thirty Poems (Signed by G. W. Curtis!)

      NY: Appleton, 1864. 1st edition. Hardcover. BAL 1683, first state of text; binding A. Average general wear; some nicking of cloth along spine. A very good sturdy copy. With the ownership signature, on title page, of G. W. Curtis, editor of Harper's Weekly and author of Prue and I (1857) and other works. Very nice association copy.

      [Bookseller: Dewydell Books and Prints]
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      London: Smith Elder & Co., 1864.  First edition, 33 x 25.5cm [folio], in publisher's emerald sand-grain cloth w/gilt title & design to fr. cover (blind design only to rear) & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., cream ep.s, [i-vi], 1-100 (plates) +[100 blank versos] cardstock pp. w/100 proof wood engravings by the Dalziels, W.J. Linton & Joseph Swain after Millais (29), Leighton (25), Walker (27), Sandys (2), etc.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  This is the very scarce 1st edition & not the more common 1865 2nd printing.  Binding Very Good (expertly recased w/hinges repaired, & rear ep. replaced); contents Good (1st & final blanks replaced, & 1st 6 leaves foxed w/sporadic spotting thereafter).  White 39, Reid 11-12, Ray 160, Goldman 48 (see also p.6)--most other sources cite the 1865 2nd edition.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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      Paris: L. Curmer, 1864. 3 volumes in two. First Edition The plate volume with 413 exquisite chromolithographs of illuminated manuscripts of the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries, hand-coloured and often burnished in gold, the text volume with hundreds of woodcut engravings, a large photographic plate and 79 tipped in photographs mounted within fine engraved borders. 4to, the plate volume hansomely presented in magnificent full brown morocco signed by Hardy-Mennil, featuring ornate gilt red morocco doublures, fine gauffered edges beautifully gilt in a rich French style, red silk flies and endpapers, the spines with gilt lettering and fine raised bands, the text volume uniformly bound in matching half morocco, both in slipcases. xl, 361, v; xxiii, 154, 255, largely unpaginated. A very fine and beautiful copy of this superb production. CURMER’S MAGNIFICENT PRODUCTION, A MASTERPIECE OF COLOUR CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY. Curmer had photographed the ancient illuminations which where then colored on the spot. From these he produced the fine chromolithographic plates used to produce this work. The subjects range from the Carolinian Period to the Renaissance. The lavish woodcut borders of the text volume are also designed from originals of the same periods. The use of tipped in photographs within these borders was at the time quite novel and remains very effective. There is also a detailed appendix explaining each of the chromolithographs. This work represents the finest of 19th century printing technology and is a classic, if not the best, example of Curmer’s famed process.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the Church : according to the use of the Lutheran Church of Nova Scotia.

      Macnab & Shaffer, Halifax 1864 - 144 pages. On verso of title page: "Extract from the minutes of the council of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, held at Bridgewater, Lunenburg County, N.S., on 2nd January, 1864.: Whereas we, the council of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, feel the necessity of having a Liturgy of our Church suitable for a British congregation, therefore resolved That we empower the Pastors of the English Congregation in Lunenburg County to edit and publish a British edition of the Book of Common Prayer for the Lutheran Church; said book including a copy of our Articles of Faith, as found in the Augsburg Confession, and a collection of Hymns from the General Synod Hymn Book." Indeed the Constitution and Bye-Laws of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia" Published and Appended by the Authority of Church Council covers pages 108-115, thereafter Hymns. Original tan cloth (chipping off spine), blue endpapers with signatures of Christian Grimm dated 1870 as well as more recent pen. Dampstain around periphery to first third dwindling in visibility. Despine fraying of spine, binding is sound. Scarce early English Canadian Lutheran volume; Worldcat shows only two institutional holdings of the book worldwide. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Odd Book]
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        A Chronicle of England B.C. 55 - A.D. 1485 [Extra Illustrated Copy]

      London: Longman, Green and Roberts 1864, 1st Edition. () viii, 254; 255-462pp. Very good. Quarto. Two volumes. Finely bound in 3 / 4 red morocco over marbled boards. Spine in 6 compartments, two with titles and the remainder stamped in gilt. Raised bands with gilt tooling. A.e.g. Marbled endpapers. Some chipping to marbled paper on boards. Internally tight and clean, with some foxing to inserted plates. A finely bound copy of Doyle's Chronicle of England, extra illustrated by William S. Lloyd of Philadelphia with over 220 engraved plates, many coloured. Although there is no limitation number, the print run of the extra illiustrated set must surely be small given the time and effort of collecting, mounting and inserting the extra plates. The printed set itself is illustrated with over 100 finely coloured in-text illustrations. An attractively bound copy of an interesting Grangerized set..

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      1864. FERGUSSON, James. THE ROCK-CUT TEMPLES OF INDIA. Illustrated by seventy- four photographs taken on the spot by Major Gill. London: John Murray, 1864. xix, 76 pp. (numbered to 78). 8vo., half red gilt morocco over plain grey cloth boards. with 68 of the 74 half-stereo albumen prints. Langdon Warner's copy with a few notes in pencil in his hand. Boards and leather worn, scraped; top of spine chipped 1 1/2 in. Overopened at title page. Pages are stiff card with mounted albumen photo illustrations from stereo- half negatives rather than reduced photo copies which was often the case in this period. All of Fergusson's writings on Indian architecture are important, this was his favourite and most deeply understood subject. Tissue guards intact. The caves of Ajunta and Ellora. Photos small, most about 3 1/4 x 3 in., but lovely, in excellent condition. Gernsheim, Incunabula, 211 and 212 (variant titles). Rare. As is with 68 photos only.

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        The Small House at Allington [Rare Original Proof Illustration]

      London: Smith, Elder, 1864. First printing. None. Near Fine. Millais, John Everett. A RARE PROOF MILLAIS ILLUSTRATION produced from the original wood-engraved plate for the illustration inserted at Vol. 2, page 13, of Anthony Trollope's "The Small House at Allington", the fifth installment in Trollope's famed Barchester series of novels. Framley Parsonage is an important work of Victorian fiction in its own right. Although he had had some limited (and we do mean limited) success with certain of his earlier novels, with Framley Parsonage Trollope had indeed "arrived" as a novelist. This is the Original Proof PRINTING of the illustration titled "Won't you take some more wine?". (The Proof printing has no caption to it as the caption would have been inserted by the printer when printing the sheets for publication. The illustration's title is written in pencil at the bottom of the card stock.) From the Publisher's files and mounted to heavy card stock, this remarkable piece of Trollope ephemera is remarkably rare and presents a collection-distinguishing opportunity for the Trollope collector, and a wonderful opportunity for the Millais collector as well. RARE ORIGINAL PROOF MILLAIS ILLUSTRATION FOR ANTHONY TROLLOPE'S "THE SMALL HOUSE AT ALLINGTON".

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      - With illustrations. In two volumes. Pp. [viii]+320+viii+320, 39 [of 40] plates (including frontispiece both volumes - lacking the plate opposite p. 194 in Volume II); grey papered boards, with printed paper title label on spines, joints starting and corners worn both volumes; all edges sprinkled red; a little light foxing and soiling, plus a few slight damp stains to plate margins, a few of the plates with pencilled page numbers (instructions for binder), occasional small edge splits or chips; Chapman & Hall, London, 1864-1865. First edition, bound from the parts?, without advertisements, but with stab holes occasionally visible. Sadleir 19. *Inscribed (probably by the publisher's clerk on Trollope's behalf): With kind regards from the Author at head of title page. The first of the 'Palliser' series, Can You Forgive Her? originally appeared in twenty shilling parts, published monthly from January 1864 to August 1865, with the title pages dated differently (Volume I 1864, Volume II 1865), and the preliminary pages for subsequent book-issue included in parts X and XX. The first ten parts were illustrated by Hablot K. Browne ('Phiz'), the others by a Miss Taylor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. With engravings on wood from designs of Fra Angelico, Pietro Perugino, Francesco Francia

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864. 4to (29.5 cm, 11.75"). Frontis., [iii]–xvi, 540 pp.; illus. First edition, and one of 250 large paper copies printed of this lavishly illustrated, quintessentially Victorian Bible. The decorations and initials were drawn and engraved by Henry Shaw, who also supervised the engravings of the illustrations after Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Raphael, and other Italian masters; engravers involved with the project included F. Anderson, James Cooper, Messrs. Dalziel, W.T. Green, William Linton, and many others, all of whom labored mightily in this attempt to reproduce the feel of a 16th-century production. Binding: Signed reddish-brown morocco binding by Root & Son, with covers and spine gilt extra; extremely wide and handsome turn-ins elaborately gilt tooled. Provenance: Front fly-leaf with attractively inked gift inscription to the Rev. John Francis O'Hern, the third Bishop of Rochester, NY, dated 1929. Not in Darlow & Moule. Leather showing small rubbed spots over edges and extremities, with faint leather discoloration to part of front cover; front pastedown with traces of a now-absent bookplate. The weight of this substantial volume has partially cracked the front joint; however, with careful use (and storage on the volume's back, not its lower edge), this damage should not quickly progress. A lavishly produced Victorian New Testament, in a still-impressive binding.

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        The Parables of Our Lord

      London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, Farringdon Street, 1864. First edition. Quarto. Original publishers red cloth with elaborately blindstamped and gilt-stamped lettering and designs on both covers and spine, bevelled boards. 19 exquisite full-page wood-engraved illustrations by John Everett Millais (engraved by Dalziel). Printed on thick card paper, A.E.G, headpiece desgins, red ruled borders throughout. An extremely scarce and early Pre-Raphaelite work. At time of research, only copy found on internet.

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        The Arrival of the Ripon in Southampton, with General Garibaldi and his Suite, April 3rd, 1864

      London: Published Josiah Taylor and Droosten, Allan & Co., 1864. Lithograph in black with a blue tintstone and additional hand-coloring, lithography by Vincent Brooks. 18 3/4 x 28 inches. Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) was, more than any other individual, responsible for the formation of modern Italy out of a patchwork of small principalities and city-states. The decisive phase in the military side of the campaign began with his landing at Marsala on May 11, 1860, which he achieved under the protection of the British Royal Navy. In the ensuing years Garibaldi was never far from the heat of political developments in Italy. He was imprisoned in 1862 for a while; but shortly after his release, he sailed to England to visit London and discuss the situation with members of the government. The lithograph depicts his arrival at Southampton. At the behest of Gladstone, the Prime Minister, Garibaldi - who had a reputation as a rake - was entertained by the controversial dowager Duchess Harriett of Sutherland.

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      [Washington]. 1864.. Single sheet, 25 x 34 inches. Old fold lines; some wear and minor loss at folds, neatly reinforced and repaired with tissue on verso. A few small tears at edges, minor soiling. Very good. A highly detailed map of the northern half of Mississippi and Alabama, showing the border with Tennessee and all points south to Vicksburg and Montgomery, produced to support the operations of the Union Army there in 1864. This is one of several maps compiled by the U.S. Coast Survey in an attempt to adequately map the South during the Civil War for military purposes. A note on the map indicates that the present map was compiled from various sources, including "campaign maps and information furnished by Capt. O.M. Poe, Chief Engineer, Military Division of the Mississippi, and by Capt. W.E. Merrell, Chief Engineer, Department of the Cumberland." Merrill was Sherman's chief topographical engineer, and he contributed to several important maps of the area, including one of Northern Georgia produced in Chattanooga following the vital capture of that city. With the beginning of the Civil War the United States Army found itself scrambling to obtain adequate field maps for military operations in the South. The most established cartographic branch of the Government, the Coast Survey, was pressed into service to provide these maps, some with a coastal component but mainly for landlocked locations. The cartographers of the Coast Survey reviewed all of the existing cartography available, but also drew on military and scouting reports and covert agents to assemble to most detailed possible maps detailing places, roads, railroads, natural features. The topography is illustrated with hachured and shaded relief, and railroads shown in red. The circulation of these maps was controlled, and only officers ranking major or higher were supposed to control copies. As a result, they are rare today. Two key figures in the Coast Survey effort during the War were Henry Lindenkohl and his brother Adolph, who were responsible for actually drawing many of the field maps. The Lindenkohls were born in Germany, but emigrated to the United States as teenagers and became American citizens. Adolph had already worked at the Coast Survey before the War began, and Henry joined in 1861. Together they made a huge contribution to the war effort through their superb cartographic work, producing and revising maps of different theatres of operations through 1865. Both continued with the survey for the rest of their lives; Adolph died in 1904 after fifty years on the job, and Henry in 1920 after fifty-nine. An important map of Northern Mississippi and Alabama, particularly interesting as part of the greater project undertaken by the Coast Survey to map out the South during the Civil War.

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      Valparaiso: S. Tornero and Sons, 1864.. 150pp. plus ten photographs including frontis. Half title. Quarto. Contemporary blue cloth, blindstamped cover, ornate gilt spine. Minute wear to extremities. Minor foxing. Contemporary publisher's label on front pastedown. Later gift inscription on verso of front fly leaf. Plates are quite clean overall. Very good. A charming tour through Lota, Chile. This volume is most important for its original albumen prints taken by photographer Jorge Munday. Little appears to be known about Munday except his address, listed as "Calle de Los Huerfanos, N. 34, Frente al Pasaje Bulnes." The pictures show both pastoral scenes and stately homes, coupled with industrial development, coal mining, and shipping. The images are captioned as follow: 1) [Portrait of a man standing, presumably the author]. 2) "Lota Alta." 3) "Capilla de Lota." 4) "Las Casas desde El Parque." 5) "El Puente de Chambeque." 6) "Lota El Muelle desde La Punta de Lota." 7) "Astillero de Lota." 8) "Hornos de Fundicion, de Ladrillos Parte del Muelle de Lota." 9) "Lota Baja desde El Camino Viejo a Colcura." 10) "Vista de Coronel." The text includes a biographical sketch of the prominent Don Matias Cousiño, a general overview of the region, a profile of local coal mines, and more. Extremely early examples of South American photographica. Quite rare. Not in Palau nor THE TRUTHFUL LENS.... OCLC locates only four copies, at the Library of Congress, Harvard, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and the National Library of Chile. OCLC 3781057.

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        Storia d'Italia dal 1815 fino alla promulgazione del Regno d'Italia. Narrata al popolo.

      Usigli,, Firenze, 1864 - Due volumi di cm. 28,5, pp. viii, 959 (3); 978. Con 80 belle tavole fuori testo in litografia seppiata raffiguranti episodi storici e ritratti. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con ricchi fregi e titoli in oro. Piatti in percallina rossa decorata. Qualche usuale e sporadica fioritura, ma complessivamente esemplare fresco, genuino ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta di una delle più belle ed iconograficamente ricche storia del Risorgimento italiano [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Small House at Allington, The

      1864. first edition. Often Found "Exceptionally Dirty"Here, Exceptionally Clean and BrightTROLLOPE, Anthony. The Small House at Allington. With Eighteen Illustrations by J.E. Millais, R.A. In Two Volumes. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1864.First edition in book form, with first printing points in Volume I (with“hobbledehoya” on p. 33, line 1, and with p. 70 paginated “0.” Two octavo volumes (8 9/16 x 5 5/8 inches; 218 x 142 mm.). [4], [312; [4], 316 pp. No half-titles, as published. Eighteen wood-engraved plates by Dalziel after J.E. Millais (including frontispiece in each volume).Original dark green wave-grain cloth with covers decoratively paneled in blind and front covers and spines decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Original grayish-chocolate endpapers. Publisher’s advertisements printed in black on front and rear pastedowns. Minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Some light foxing. A few tiny marginal tears to leaves 23/1, 23/2, and 23/3 (pp. 33/34, 35/36, and 37/38) in Volume II. Armorial bookplate of Arthur William Bennett on front pastedown of each volume. An excellent and very bright copy of a title often found “exceptionally dirty” (Sadleir). Housed in a green silk covered slipcase.The last comparable copy to appear on the market was the Bradley Martin copy, which was sold at Sotheby’s New York on May 1, 1990, for $8,800.First appeared in the Cornhill Magazine from September 1862 to April 1864. The fifth book in the Barsetshire series, which follows the romantic entanglements of one of Trollope’s most popular heroines, Lily Dale. Lily, who lives in the eponymous “small house” with her widowed mother and her sister, Bell, is wooed by a handsome young government clerk, Adolphus Crosbie, and they soon become engaged. The match is generally agreed to be a very fortunate one for Lily, although there are some worries about Crosbie’s “dangerous pretensions,” worries that prove to be well-founded when he jilts Lily for Lady Alexandrina de Courcy and her aristocratic connections. Lily is also pursued by one of her childhood friends, the fare more honest and worthy John Eames, and yet in spite of his devotion, John is unable to persuade Lily to marry him.Sadleir, Trollope, 18.

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        The Small House at Allington [Rare Original Proof Illustration]

      London: Smith, Elder, 1864. First printing. None. Near Fine. Millais, John Everett. A RARE PROOF MILLAIS ILLUSTRATION produced from the original wood-engraved plate for the illustration inserted at Vol. 2, page 13, of Anthony Trollope's "The Small House at Allington", the fifth installment in Trollope's famed Barchester series of novels. Framley Parsonage is an important work of Victorian fiction in its own right. Although he had had some limited (and we do mean limited) success with certain of his earlier novels, with Framley Parsonage Trollope had indeed "arrived" as a novelist. This is the Original Proof PRINTING of the illustration titled "Won't you take some more wine?". (The Proof printing has no caption to it as the caption would have been inserted by the printer when printing the sheets for publication. The illustration's title is written in pencil at the bottom of the card stock.) From the Publisher's files and mounted to heavy card stock, this remarkable piece of Trollope ephemera is remarkably rare and presents a collection-distinguishing opportunity for the Trollope collector, and a wonderful opportunity for the Millais collector as well. RARE ORIGINAL PROOF MILLAIS ILLUSTRATION FOR ANTHONY TROLLOPE'S "THE SMALL HOUSE AT ALLINGTON".

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        He proposes merging the Erie & Niagara Railway with the Great Western Autograph retained copy of a letter, signed.

      Fort Erie: 1 February, 1864. Reference: Lande, John Law: The Evolution of his System, # 104. Very Good/Thomson purchased the Fort Erie Railroad Company (formerly Samuel Zimmerman's Erie and Ontario Railroad) in 1862. Here he writes to potentates of the Great Western concerning the relationship of "our two roads--your large one and our little one!" He projects that his line from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Fort Erie will be open for business by July 1, 1864. "I am in hopes that by the same time the Atlantic and Great Western will touch the Niagara River within Buffalo just opposite the Depot of the Erie & Niagara." He is attempting to establish a connection between the U.S. railroads and his own Canadian lines, creating a sea outlet for Midwestern grains and coal to Europe from Niagara-on-the-Lake. He details the need for a connector in Buffalo and a bridge or ferry across the Niagara River. At the same time, he suggests that the railroads should collectively build new hotels at Niagara Falls on the Canadian side, to take advantage of the resulting increase in tourism. Plans to build a bridge between Buffalo and Fort Erie are also suggested.. 21 x 27 cm; 11 pages. Steamship manufacturer's chop in upper right corner of every sheet.

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        Modes et Costumes Historiques dessinés et gravés par Pauquet frères d'après les meilleurs maitres de chaque époque et les documents les plus authentiques

      Paris: Pauquet frères & René Pincebourde, [1864]. Quarto. (12 1/8 x 9 3/8 inches). Half-title, title with hand-coloured wood-engraved vignette. 96 hand-coloured engraved plates by Hippolyte Pauquet (48) or Polydore Pauquet (48), each plate on a thin paper guard. Contemporary black morocco- backed cloth, the covers with a border blocked in blind, the upper cover with a decorative title blocked in gilt, spine in five compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, cloth inner hinges, gilt edges (neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down). A spectacular survey of French courtly and fashionable costume from A.D.493 - 1864 Drawing on a rich variety of sources, from medieval manuscripts to Horace Vernet to contemporary journals, the Pauquet brothers offer a brisk, beautiful gallop through the history of French costume. The examples are all carefully chosen, and primarily represent courtly costume. Also included are examples of some of the more recent high fashion, including a few of its more fascinatingly excessive manifestations. Colas II, 2293; Lipperheide Fa34; Vinet 2137

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

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        Un Buffet de Chemin de Fer / Railway Refreshment Room

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

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        CASSELL’S ILLUSTRATED SHAKESPEARE. THE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE. Edited and annotated by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. Vol. I--Comedies, Vol. II--Historical Plays, Vol. III--Tragedies

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

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        Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds

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

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

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

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

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        Runde Strasse in Peking [Pl. 29]

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

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        The Maine Woods

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

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        (Shaped Book) Robinson Crusoe

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

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        Nouveau Dictionnaire de Medicine et de Chirurgie Pratiques

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

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        Voyage pittoresque en Italie. Partie septentrionale.

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

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        London Labour and the London Poor

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

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

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

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        Fairy Tales

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

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        The Prose Works of John Milton and The poetical Works of John Milton (complete in four volumes)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Printed Obituary

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

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

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

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

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        British Game Birds and Wildfowl. Illustrated with Sixty Coloured Plates

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

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

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

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