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        On a new method of procuring the consolidation of fibrin in certain incurable aneurisms (pp.129-149).

      Med.-Chir. Trans., 47. - London, Longmann, 1864, (56), 447 pp., 10 lith. Taf., Holzschnitte, im originalen geprägten Leineneinband der Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society mit goldgeprägten Siegel auf dem Frontdeckel und Kopfgoldschnitt. "Charles Moore (1821-1870) and Charles Murchinson (1830-1879) introduced the method of treating aneurysm by passing wire into the aneurysm by passing wire into the aneurismal sac." Garrison & Morton No. 2980

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        The Incubi of Rome and Venice. Or, the Criminal History of the Popes, and the Martyrdom of Venice.

      London: J. Clements, 1864.. SECOND EDITION. Two volumes bound as one. Crown Octavo, pp.[4] xxvi, 666; pp.164 [10]. With an unpaginated index and adverts to rear. Text varies casually between English and Latin. In publisher's blind-tooled brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt stamps of St Peter's / St Mark's Basilicas to boards. White paper label pasted over the top of the upper board with black ink MS titles. Rubbing to edges and joints; spine somewhat faded. Very good overall. The elusive Dr Beggi (originally Francesco Orazio) claims to have been the Commissary-Director of Police in Modena during 1848, and Medico-Chirurgo Applicato alla Questura di Tornino in 1849-50. In July 1854, however, he is announced as a naturalised citizen of the United Kingdom, and must therefore have fled Italy following the Papal victory over Garibaldi and Mazzini in 1849. Though couched in terms of ecclesiastical history, his book is largely an invective directed against the institution of the Papacy, and seems to have been suppressed in its first edition for claiming the existence of four Pontif-Kings in the genealogy of Christ, not listed by Matthew. Having drawn attention to the criminal and hypocritical nature of Papal institutions from the beginning of Roman Christianity in the first volume of 666 pages, the slim second volume focuses on an alternative Italian political model, exemplified by the humbled state of Venice. A rare book, printed privately for the author, who seems to have been making an effort to raise money for the cause of Risorgimento under Victor Emmanuel II, since half the profits of this publication are intended for an unnamed cause, while his entire library of over 4000 rare books is listed for sale in adverts at the rear of the book. Just a handful of copies in either the first or second editions exist in four UK libraries, and neither edition has been seen at auction in over a century. A significant English publication in the history of Italian reunification.

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        Travels in Central Asia, being the account of a journey from Teheran across the Turkoman Desert on the eastern shore of the Caspian to Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarcand performed in the year 1863.

      London Spottiswoode for John Murray 1864 - Octavo (23 x 15.5 cm). xvii, 443 pp., 32 pp. ads dated November 1863 at end, with 12 wood-engraved plates and folding map in pocket; light foxing to frontispiece and title. Original green cloth by Edmonds & Remnants, gilt pictorial vignette to upper cover, gilt lettering to spine, a fine example. Fine copy of the first edition, with the folding map in pocket. In 1861, with a grant of 1,000 florins from the academy Vambery set out on his travels, "his major intention being to make a study of the Turco-Tatar dialects of Central Asia." Disguised as a Sunni dervish under the name Resit Effendi, he travelled across the Caspian, through the Kara Kum desert to Khiva, where he had two audiences with the khan. Crossing bandit-infested territory, Vámbéry reached Bukhara where he remained for three weeks, avoiding detection by the suspicious Emir despite a lengthy "interrogation," and leaving laden with gifts. From Samarkand he passed through Kerki to Herat "which he found in ruins after a recent Afghan attack," and where he had an interview with the new ruler, the 16-year old son of the Afghan king. He reached Tehran in January 1864 having joined a caravan of pilgrims en route to Mashhad, and travelled directly to London where he was treated as a celebrity, the first European to have undertaken such an expedition. Ghani 381. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Letter sent to Josiah Nichol, Esq. at Washington, Arkansas notifying him of three slaves who had been "stolen" and would soon "be lost" if taken across the [Ouachita] River into Union held territory

      Tates [Bluff], Arkansas, 1864. Very good/very good. This letter on blue lined paper measures 7" x 9.5" unfolded. It is franked with a pair of 5-cent blue Confederate stamps (Scott #7-Richmond printing) and cancelled with a circular "Camden Ark" postmark dated Jan 26. The stamps and letter are in nice shape with a few spots of light foxing and a small tear at the wax seal where it was opened. In a rather frantic tone, the letter-writer informs Nichols that: "I wrote Maj Peay to inform you in regard to 2 Negro Boys that were stolen from Maj. John Easton & a girl from Mrs Williams. . . . I am fearful the letter was not put in the PO. The thieves are about here & I have no doubt the negroes will all be lost. . . . The girl is gone now. The Boys of Eaton are on this side of the River & placed with some woman who is instructed to keep them as her own if no one calls for them - But I fear they will be taken away unless you come for them without delay." By 1864, the Union Army controlled much of Arkansas, and the state's Confederate government had established its Capitol at Washington. Tates' Bluff was located on the Ouachita River about twenty miles north of the Camden, a Confederate stronghold. No doubt, Embres feared that whoever had stolen the slaves (likely members of the Underground Railroad) would soon spirit them across the river to Union territory and their freedom. Nichol's relationship to the slaves' owners is unstated, however, docketing on the letter notes that it is "concerning Agnes." Perhaps, he was a friend of Ms. William and "Agnes" was either her first name or, more likely, the name of her girl slave. Although written after the heyday of the Underground Railroad, this letter gives testimony that even late in the war, Southern abolitionists were risking their lives to lead slaves to freedom as the Union forces advanced. Civil War Confederate letters discussing slave stealing are extremely scarce. Also, the two stamps that frank this letter are rather scarce as most of this issue was printed in England, and the British printings out-number those made in Richmond by a factor of nine to one. As of 2017, although OCLC identifies a handful of letters that mention runaway slaves, none appear to have the urgency or perspective from Southerners concerned that stolen local slaves are about to be spirited away to freedom. Nothing similar for sale in the trade and no auction records on file at ABPC, the Rare Book Hub, or Worthpoint.

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        Voyage au centre de la terre Vignettes par Rious: ouvrage couronné par l' Aceadémie francaise

      220 Seiten, ca. 18,5 x 2,1 x 26,6 cm gebundene Ausgabe, Halbleder Lederrücken von oben nach unten ca. 4cm beschädigt, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, berieben, fleckig, Seiten gebräunt und altersfleckig, 1 Vorsatzblatt wurde herausgeschnitten, Kupferstichvignetten von Edouard Riou gestaltet, mamoriert Innedeckel, mittelmässigDas Buch Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde (Voyage au centre de la terre) ist einer der bekanntesten Romane des französischen Schriftstellers Jules Verne. Das Buch wurde erstmals 1864 von dem Verleger Pierre-Jules Hetzel unter dem französischen Titel Voyage au centre de la terre veröffentlicht. Die erste deutschsprachige Ausgabe erschien 1873 unter dem Titel Reise nach dem Mittelpunkt der Erde. Der englische Titel des Romans lautet A Journey to the Center of the Earth.Die Buchausgabe wurde am 25. November 1864 unter dem Titel Voyage au centre de la Terre im Verlag von Pierre-Jules Hetzel veröffentlicht. Am 13. Mai 1867 folgte eine illustrierte Ausgabe mit 56 Zeichnungen von Edouard Riou. Die deutsche Erstausgabe Die Reise zum Mittelpunkt der Erde wurde 1873 im Verlag der Gebrüder Légrády in Pest (Budapest) publiziert. Die Ausgaben 1864 und 1867 unterscheiden sich auch im Text: die 1864er Ausgabe hat 43 und die 1867er Asgabe 45 Kapitel.(sourc. Wik.)Note: Leatherback corrupted from top to bottom about 4cm, corners / edges slightly worn, rubbed, stained, pages browned and altersfleckig, 1 flyleaf has been cut, engraving vignettes designed by Edouard Riou, mamoriert Inne cover, moderatelyThe book Journey to the Center of the Earth (Voyage au center de la terre) is one of the most famous novels of the French writer Jules Verne. The book was published in 1864 by the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel, under the French title Voyage au center de la terre. The first German-language edition was published in 1873 under the title Journey to the Center of the Earth. The English title of the novel is A Journey to the Center of the Earth.The print edition was on 25 November 1864 under the title of Voyage au center de la Terre, published by Pierre-Jules Hetzel published. On 13 May 1867 was followed by an illustrated edition, with 56 drawings by Edouard Riou. The first German edition of Journey to the Center of the Earth was published in 1873 by the Brothers Publishing Legrady in Pest (Budapest). The 1864 and 1867 editions also differ in the text: the 1864er edition has 43 and The 1867 editione 45 chapters (sourc. Wik.de / fr).

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        Königreich Böhmen. (= \"Städtewappen des Österreichischen Kaiserstaates\", abgeschlossener Teil 1 (von insg. 4 des ganzen Werkes) der Originalausgabe. (Vorrede vom Autor datiert 10.Jänner 1860)

      Wien k.k. Hof-und Staatsdruckerei, 1864. Erste /1./ Ausgabe. VIII, 146 Textseiten und 37 lithogr. Farbtafeln (mit Seidenhemdchen) mit 560 Städtewappen. Zeitgen. Halbledereinband auf 6 falschen Bünden. 4to. Der Zeit entsprechen, gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar. Lederrücken und Ecken berieben, innen sauber und ohne Stock- bzw. Braunflecken. Das Vorsatzblatt und die 1. Seite minim. \"wasserrandig\". Das Werk ist alphabetisch gegliedert. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Böhmen Geschichte; Länder der Böhmischen Krone; Böhmen und Mähren Heraldik, Genealogie Ahnenforschung Sippenforschung; Heimatkunde Sudetenland Südböhmen Böhmerwald; Wappen; Stadtgeschichte Stadtwappen.

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER, Signed, on '115 Park Street W' stationery. To Richard Baggallay. Dated July 21, 1864

      London, 1864. Quite well preserved, with little to no fading of the ink. Overall, a VG+ example now housed in an archival mylar sleeve.. Bifolium, i.e., 4 pages. 60+ lines, ~ 240 words. Letter: 7" x 4-3/8". Black rule border. "My dear sir, I was extremely sorry to hear of your approaching resignation of the post of Treasurer of St. Thomas' Hospital. It seems to me poor St Thomas' is in such a "fix" & has so many bad friends that he ought to keep all his good ones. But I was, not so much sorry as shocked & surprised to hear the language used concerning Mr. Whitfield. Those persons may rest assured that I should never have placed my Probationers at St. Thomas, but that Mr Whitfield & Mrs Wardroper (?) were there... and when St Thomas' with its ample income, has not contributed one farthing to who has profited by the (?) of my Training School.." "The Nightingale Home and Training School for Nurses opened its doors to trainees in July 1860, as part of the newly built St Thomas's Hospital in London. One of the first institutions to teach nursing and midwifery as a formal profession, the training school was dedicated to communicating the philosophy and practice of its founder and patron, Florence Nightingale. ... The Nightingale Home and Training School is now part of King's College, London, and known as The Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery." [bl.uk]. Baggallay no doubt Sir Richard Baggallay, judge, who "was elected member of parliament for Hereford on 14 July 1865 as a Conservative reformer, and succeeded Sir W. B. Brett as solicitor-general on 16 September 1868." [Wiki].

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        Kattendorp Geïllustreerd door Benjamin Rabier Amsterdam, S L van Looy, n d [1906]

      Hardcover with paper covered boards and white linen spine. The corners are slightly worn and the illustrated boards show some discoloration and smudging. The contents are separated from the spine but still in good order. The first and last pages show heavy foxing, the other pages are lightly foxed. Page 37 is ripped at the bottom. Rare book in fair condition. 24,5 x 32 cm, [4] 1-85 [3] pp. With colour illustrated title page, 19 full page engraving and 14 small illustrations in black. MORE photo's on www.vandersteur.nl. Kattendorp is a witty book about a group of cats who decide that they no longer want to live amongst people. They go out into the wild to establish their own cat village. Kattendorp is a Dutch translation of the French book 'Raminagrobis, Roman de Chats'. The illustrations are by Benjamin Rabier (1864 - 1939) who was a French illustrator, comic book artist and animator. His work has inspired many other artists like Hergé and Edmond-François Calvo. B2350

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        tratado del arbolista teórico y práctico que comprende la anatomía fisiología y patología vegetales formacion y conservación de los Viveros y una relación por orden alfabético de las plantas arboreas que mas abundan en los cultivos europeos y en nuestra península

      madrid librería de leocadio López 1864 - Pasta española con puntas tejuelo y dorados buen ejemplar que cuenta con grabados sobre la materia 487 + 3 láminas fuera de texto. Ref ber 1.raro en mercado [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letter from an Illinois soldier written after the Battle of Resaca and in the midst of the fight at Dallas during Sherman's Atlanta Campaign

      Dallas, Georgia, 1864. Unbound. Very good. This four-page letter is written on partially printed lettersheet featuring a poem that begins, "I'm thinking, fondly thinking". The letter is from a member of the 111th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The letter is is nice shape with a little soiling. While the writing is dark, clear, and mostly legible, this is one of the most difficult-to -read Civil War letters I have encountered because the spelling and grammar is incredibly poor. A transcript of the letter as written and as modified to make it intelligible will be provided. I've used the intelligible translation in the quotations below. Wardlew wrote this letter to his wife following the Battle of Resaca while the 111th Illinois was still fighting during the follow-on engagement in Dallas. "We have been hard on the march until we got here and we was stayin' by 80 thousand Rebels, and you better think that there has been some heavy fighting done since we came here, but we held our own. The Rebs made 8 charges last night on the 10th Corps on the right and the left, but they was repulsed both times and every time with heavy loss. We have lost a good many men but nothing like the Rebs has for they say the canon and musketry thundered all night last night but they are still tonight. Killed: Bill McClane, John Durrell, Sergeant Copland. . . . Charley Meliney is wounded very bad shot in the jaw the bullet coming out of at the mouth while eating. There is terrific more wounded but I have not got time to tell you as I am driving a Division team. . . . I have seen sights and wonders since I have been on the march, such sights I never want to see again. The wagons and ambulances is going night and day. They have been fighting here 6 days. We have not gained easy ground. . . . I think the Rebs is trying to cut their way through get away but we don't intend to let them come through if we can help it." Although the Union suffered between 7,500 casualties in the the two engagements, the Confederate Army was unable to thwart the Union advance toward Atlanta as Sherman's manuevering forced the Southerners to retreat and establish defensive positions at Marietta. Wardlew's estimate of "80 thousand Rebels" isn't far from the actual number as over 60,000 Confederate soldiers fought at Resaca. His description of the fighting is accurate as well. Although the 111th had been on active service since it organized in the summer of 1862, it had never engaged in combat until Resaca when it charged and turned back an attack of advancing Rebels. At Dallas, it helped repulse repeated probes and a full attack by General Joseph Johnston's Army of Tennessee. A poignant and event filled letter by a semi-literate Union soldier in the midst of his first combat.

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        14 Briefe m. eigenh. Unterschrift.

      Luzern, 1850-1864. - „[.] Gefahr drohte für die Schweizergarde jedoch nicht nur aus Rom, sondern auch aus Luzern. Die 1848 an die Macht gekommene liberale Luzerner Regierung wollte im Sinne der ersten Bundesverfassung der Schweiz und der Luzerner Standesverfassung bis 1849 sämtliche Truppen zurückrufen, darunter auch die Luzerner Schweizergardisten. Letztlich war es der päpstliche Geschäftsträger in Luzern, Giuseppe Bovieri, der die Luzerner Regierung überzeugen konnte, dass die Schweizergarde in Rom kein normales militärisches Korps war und es bei den laufenden Verhandlungen nicht um eine neue Kapitulation, sondern eigentlich um ein Dienstreglement in Ergänzung zur Kapitulation von 1825 gehe. So war es also der päpstliche Vertreter in Luzern, der die Garde gewissermassen sowohl gegen Luzern wie auch Rom verteidigt hatte [.]. Giuseppe Bovieri, 1848 bis 1864 Geschäftsträger der Luzerner Nuntiatur, ist eine der wichtigsten Persönlichkeiten der päpstlichen Diplomatie in der Schweiz, dessen Tätigkeit leider noch nicht in extenso aufgearbeitet ist" (U. Fink u.a., Hirtenstab und Hellebarde. Die Päpstliche Schweizergarde in Rom 1506-2006, S. 264). - „[.] Als Nachfolger Alessandro Maciotis verblieb er auch nach dessen formellen Rücktritt 1850 bis zu seinem Weggang 1864 Geschäftsträger der Nuntiatur. Damit brachte die Kurie klar zum Ausdruck, dass sie die nach dem Sonderbundskrieg eingetretenen Veränderungen von 1847-48 mit der Schaffung des Bundesstaates nicht als rechtmässig anerkannte. Bovieri lehnte die neue Verfassung von 1848 ab, ohne dagegen Protest einzulegen. Zurückhaltend in der Öffentlichkeit, suchte er durch persönl. Einflussnahme und Koordination zu wirken, wie er dies etwa bei den kirchl.-polit. Auseinandersetzungen im Kt. Freiburg tat. Bovieri lehnte auch nach dem konservativen Umschwung von 1856 ein Konkordat mit dem Kt. Freiburg ab, weil dieses der Genehmigung durch den Bund bedurft hätte. In der Basler Seminarfrage 1858 verschärfte Bovieri die Situation durch eine Intervention, die zu grundsätzl. Kritik der Radikalen an der Nuntiatur Anlass bot. Im Konflikt um die Errichtung eines Tessiner Bistums verurteilte Bovieri die staatskirchl. Gesetzgebung scharf" (Urban Fink in: Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Olmütz u. Hermannstadt, 1850-1864. - Der in Parma geborene Wilhelm Albrecht Fürst von Montenuovo entstammte der morganatischen Ehe des Grafen Adam Albert Graf von Neipperg mit der Erzherzogin Marie-Louise von Österreich, Gemahlin Napoléon Bonapartes, und erhielt den Titel eines Grafen Montenuovo (Neuberg). 1838 trat er in die österreichische Armee ein, kämpfte 1848 in Italien und Ungarn mit Auszeichnung und wurde 1854 Feldmarschallleutnant. 1860 wurde er Landeskommandant in Siebenbürgen, 1866 in Böhmen. 1867 wurde er zum General der Kavallerie befördert. 1878 trat er in den Ruhestand. 1864 wurde er in den erblichen Fürstenstand erhoben. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend 9 eigenh. Briefe von Montenuovos Frau, der Fürstin Juliane (Julie) Montenuovo (geb. Batthyany; 1827-1871) aus dem Zeitraum 1857-1866, zus. 20 S. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Incubi of Rome and Venice Or, the Criminal History of the Popes, and the Martyrdom of Venice

      London: J. Clements, 1864.. SECOND EDITION. Two volumes bound as one. Crown Octavo, pp.[4] xxvi, 666; pp.164 [10]. With an unpaginated index and adverts to rear. Text varies casually between English and Latin. In publisher's blind-tooled brown cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt stamps of St Peter's / St Mark's Basilicas to boards. White paper label pasted over the top of the upper board with black ink MS titles. Rubbing to edges and joints; spine somewhat faded. Very good overall. The elusive Dr Beggi (originally Francesco Orazio) claims to have been the Commissary-Director of Police in Modena during 1848, and Medico-Chirurgo Applicato alla Questura di Tornino in 1849-50. In July 1854, however, he is announced as a naturalised citizen of the United Kingdom, and must therefore have fled Italy following the Papal victory over Garibaldi and Mazzini in 1849. Though couched in terms of ecclesiastical history, his book is largely an invective directed against the institution of the Papacy, and seems to have been suppressed in its first edition for claiming the existence of four Pontif-Kings in the genealogy of Christ, not listed by Matthew. Having drawn attention to the criminal and hypocritical nature of Papal institutions from the beginning of Roman Christianity in the first volume of 666 pages, the slim second volume focuses on an alternative Italian political model, exemplified by the humbled state of Venice. A rare book, printed privately for the author, who seems to have been making an effort to raise money for the cause of Risorgimento under Victor Emmanuel II, since half the profits of this publication are intended for an unnamed cause, while his entire library of over 4000 rare books is listed for sale in adverts at the rear of the book. Just a handful of copies in either the first or second editions exist in four UK libraries, and neither edition has been seen at auction in over a century. A significant English publication in the history of Italian reunification.

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        Opere

      MILANO: SOC. TIP. DE' CLASSICI ITALIANI, 1864. II ED.. RILEGATO. OTTIMO. 14 22. I,II,III,IV,V,VI USATO

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        American Revolving Turret Ships.

      London, Day and Sons, January 1st, 1864. Very large (plate size 65 x 112 cm) lithographic plate in outline; wide marginas (these a little toned), two vertical folds, very well preserved. One of the first technical plates depicting the most revolutionary battle ship design of the 19th century, originating from the American Civil War. Built by the engineer John Ericsson for the U.S. Navy, the original vessel of this type was the USS Monitor. 40 technical features were entitled to patents. We were not able to find out from which British, probably Admiralty publication this plate was taken, but it is telling, how quickly after the development of these new hsip type the designs were published, most likely only for the Navy.

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        The Compleat Angler of the Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a discourse of fish and fishing, not unworthy the perusal of most anglers. London: Printed by T. Maxey for Rich. Marriot, 1653.

      London:: Bell and Daldy, 1864., 1864. Small 8vo. xvi, 304 pp. Engraved figs. Original full red blind-stamped morocco, raised bands, gilt spine title, all edges gilt; rubbed. Early ownership inscription "P.H. Owen from his affect[tionate] friend Arthur Theobald, Commoners Winton. Fine. With a delicately and charming fore-edge watercolor painting applied to the fanned edge of this book, painted by Don Noble, showing a triptych of two side panels containing fishing scenes and a central oval-shaped image of an angler and his catch of the day. Painted ca. 1980s.

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        The Comic History of England: with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech (Two Volumes bound in One)

      London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co.. Near Fine with no dust jacket. N.D.. Reprint. 1. Leather. Beautifully bound in burgundy half leather over marbled boards by Henry Young and Sons, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, elaborate gilt tooling in the remainder, gilt borders on covers, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. nd (c. 1864). Profusely illustrated with 20 hand-colored etchings and 200 woodcuts by John Leech. Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811 – 1856) was an English humorist, lawyer and writer. He was born in London, the son of a lawyer, and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket. He was educated at Westminster School and was called to the bar at Gray's Inn in 1841. He edited the comic paper "Figaro in London" and was one of the original staff of "Punch" and a contributor until his death. He was an active journalist on "The Times" and "The Morning Herald," contributed a series of light articles to "The Illustrated London News," conducted in 1846 "The Almanack of the Month" and found time to produce some fifty or sixty plays, among them dramatized versions of Charles Dickens's shorter stories, written in collaboration with Mark Lemon. He is perhaps best known as the author of "Comic History of England," "Comic History of Rome," "Comic Blackstone," etc. He wrote the book for two operas with music composed by his wife Mary Anne à Beckett (née Glossop), "Agnes Sorrel" and "Red Riding Hood." John Leech's "humor is as keen, his sense of fun as marked [as George Cruikshank's] [Leech's pictures] are of the most graphic and mirth-producing kind, and yet the raillery is invariably good-humored" (DNB).. The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean, with only very minor cover and edge-wear. NEAR FINE. . Color Engravings and B&W Woodcuts. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xviii, 320, 304 pp .

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        WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WAR? WHO ACCOUNTABLE FOR ITS HORRORS AND DESOLATIONS?

      1864?], [New York?: 1864 - Broadside, 9-1/8" x 11-1/2". Printed in two columns, Very Good. The AAS entry for this broadside states that the words at its foot, "For sale by all news agents. Price, per 100," are identical to the language of several 1864 Republican campaign broadsides, published by the National Union Executive Committee, Astor House, New York. "Presumably this edition was also published by the Republican Party's national committee." The broadside begins with "EXTRACTS from a Speech by ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS (now Vice-President of the Confederate States), delivered in the Secession Convention of Georgia, on the 31st day of January, 1861: 'This step (the secession of Georgia,) once taken, can never be recalled; and all the baleful and withering consequences that must follow (as you will see) will rest on the Convention for all coming time. To attempt to overthrow such a Government as this. is the height of madness, folly, and wickedness, to which I can neither lend my sanction nor my vote'." In his 1868 book, 'A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States,' Stephens declared the Speech to be a "fabrication." There follows an answer to the question, 'WHO COMMENCED THE WAR?' "Those who would throw the guilt of the war upon the shoulders of Mr. Lincoln, are requested to read the following catalogue of 'remarkable events,' published in a Southern Almanac, all of which occurred during the Presidency of Mr. Buchanan." The "Catalogue" is a list of aggressions committed by the Southern States. "All these were warlike and treasonable acts."De Renne 1316. Not in Sabin, Bartlett, Nevins, Eberstadt, LCP, Monaghan. OCLC shows a number of institutional locations.

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        A Bouquet for Our Maggie. The Shadow Dance. Inscribed to Miss Maggie Mitchell.

      no printer c 1864 - single sheet broadside penny song sheet, printed on very thin paper within ruled borders, 170 x100 mm to border, sheet 225 x 160 mm, small piece torn from upper outer margin, 2 horizontal bands of light browning, good . A rare Civil War song sheet, issued some time between the opening of Ford's Theater in Washington in 1863 and its closure in 1865 following Lincoln's assassination. The subject is Maggie Mitchell, one of the most celebrated American actresses of the 19th century. The author's name is confusingly given as R.W. Emerson: our author was the more famous Emerson's second cousin. Having met Lincoln, R.W. (i.e. Ralph Waldo) Emerson was in Washington at the time of the assassination, and said of it: 'Old as history is, and manifold as are its tragedies, I doubt if any death has caused so much pain as this has caused, or will have caused, on its announcement.' Rare: WorldCat locates 1 copy, at Duke.

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        ADDRESS OF HON. JOHN CESSNA, BEFORE THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE IN LANCASTER, JULY 26TH, 1864. SHALL THE REPUBLIC STILL LIVE?

      Bedford Inquirer,, [Bedford, PA: 1864 - Folio broadsheet, 12.5" x 21", each page printed in four columns. Caption title [as issued]. Light margin wear. Very Good. John Cessna, a delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania in 1860, became a Republican during the War. He was a Trustee of Franklin & Marshall College and later served as its vice-president and president. The Bedford Inquirer prefaces Cessna's remarks: "We publish an Address delivered by Mr. Cessna, July 26th, 1864. At that time the Military situation was not favorable- the Union army was retreating from the Shenandoah Valley, and the general appearance of affairs was not promising. It will be seen from the Address itself that many remarkable predictions were made by the speaker, most of which have been completely fulfilled. The reader will gather Mr. Cessna's opinion and estimate of Rebels and sympathisers, and will have no trouble in learning the reason why he left the Democratic party." Cessna denounces "the heresy of secession" and the treason of the South. "In no other land have so many privileges and such large liberties been vouchsafed. In turn the citizen owes obedience to law.and if needs be his strong right arm to defend her from the assaults of foreign foes or domestic traitors." Not in Sabin, Bartlett, Nevins, Monaghan, Eberstadt, Decker, NUC. Not located on OCLC as of August 2016, but the Library of Congress's online catalogue records it.

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        Margaret Denzil's History. Annotated by her husband. Reprinted from the "Cornhill Magazine". FIRST EDITION. 2 vols.

      Smith, Elder & Co. 1864 Original green sand-grained cloth, boards blocked in blind, spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Apart from two slightly loose gatherings in vol. I, FINE. 2pp ads. in both volumes.Sadleir 1064; Wolff 2741. Greenwood was one of the leading editors of the late Victorian period, as well as a journalist and novelist. He wrote the final chapters to Mrs. Gaskell's Wives & Daughters after her death, and also to Thackeray's Denis Duval. Margaret Denzil's History was first published in the Cornhill Magazine November 1863 to October 1864, a 'sensation' novel involving adoption, bigamy, seduction and suspected murder, though in fact no actual murder takes place. Sutherland's synopsis skilfully negotiates the intricacies of an extremely complicated plot.

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        OBREEN, VAN DER SPECK, WIERINGEN -- Stukken betr. Helena G.C.H. van der Speck Obreen, geboren 1891, dochter van notaris H.A.J. van der Speck Obreen te Wieringen en Neeltje de Jong, ca. 1900. Vnl. manuscripten, ca. 30 stuks.

      Veel schoolrapporten uit Hippolytushoef. Hierbij een losbladig boekwerk met overgeschreven gedichten, een met 'Souvenir de votre ami H.W. Meijboom, 1864' en met een gedicht gecopieerd door Koos Obreen, 1859. M8957

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        Gettysburg Address in] Address of His Excellency John A. Andrew, to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, January 8, 1864

      Wright & Potter, Boston 1864 - Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's drab printed wrappers; 88,cxpp.; large folding map of Gettysburg bound in. Some shallow chipping and small losses to wrapper extremities, none approaching text, dampstaining, most heavily so to rear cover, title page, and preliminary leaves, else Near Very Good. Includes the third or fourth earliest appearance in book-form of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, printed here on p. lxxii simply as "Dedicatory Speech." See MONAGHAN, p. 48. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        [Gettysburg Address in] Address of His Excellency John A Andrew, to the Two Branches of the Legislature of Massachusetts, January 8, 1864

      Boston: Wright & Potter, 1864. First Thus. Octavo (23.5cm.); publisher's drab printed wrappers; 88,cxpp.; large folding map of Gettysburg bound in. Some shallow chipping and small losses to wrapper extremities, none approaching text, dampstaining, most heavily so to rear cover, title page, and preliminary leaves, else Near Very Good. Includes the third or fourth earliest appearance in book-form of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, printed here on p. lxxii simply as "Dedicatory Speech." See MONAGHAN, p. 48.

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        Bridgen's Atlas of Lancaster Co. Penna. from actual Surveys by H.F. Bridgens and Assistant

      Lancaster: D.S. Bare, 1864. Map of county on tissue is present at front and folded and in good condition but taped at edges and Pennsylvanai map is laid down on front pastedown, as usual. 35 coloured maps Engraved & Printed at Jas. McGuigan's Lith.(ographic) Estab. at S.E. Cor. Third & Dock St. Original quarter cloth and marbled boards, crimson printred paper label on upper cover, losse in binding. Very Good. Map of county on tissue is present at front and folded and in good condition but taped at edges and Pennsylvanai map is laid down on front pastedown, as usual. 35 coloured maps Engraved & Printed at Jas. McGuigan's Lith.(ographic) Estab. at S.E. Cor. Third & Dock St. SECOND COUNTY ATLAS. This is among the earliest American county atlases issued, the first of which was published in 1862 by Bridgens with Lawrence Fagan. This is the second atlas of an individual county. Ristow pp. 404; LeGear L3037

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        HISTORY OF THE RECENT DISCOVERIES AT CYRENE, made during an Expedition to the Cyrenaica in 1860-61

      London, Day & Son Lithographers to the Queen, 1864.. FIRST EDITION 1864. PRESENTATION COPY FROM E.A. PORCHER TO GEORGE DUPRE PORCHER, HIS BROTHER, DATED CHRISTMAS 1864. Folio, approximately 375 x 280 mm, 14¾ x 11 inches, 36 lithograph plates including map, of which 23 are tinted lithographs, 2 in colour, 24 illustrations in the text, 16 mounted photographs and 10 lithograph plates of inscriptions, pages: xvi, 1-117, tipped in errata slip at rear, bound in publisher's full green morocco, gilt title to upper cover, gilt decoration to spine and covers, all edges gilt, cream endpapers. Binding rubbed and scuffed, corners worn, shelf wear to edges, small chip to head of upper hinge, damp stain affecting a lot of the book, damp stain to prelims including title page, the map and 4 plates, mostly affecting the inner margin extending slightly onto the text and the plates, after page 23 the damp stain just affects a small part of the top margin and reduces gradually until it reaches the photographs when it starts again, affecting the inner margin of 6 photographs, not affecting the images, all the lithograph inscriptions have damp stain to inner margins extending onto the plate, quite heavy on the last few pages, some pages age-browned, some light foxing to margins of plates. Apart from the beginning and the end of the book, where the damp stains are worse, the central part of the book is quite clean. A good working copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Chloroform Committee Report of 1864, Royal Medical and Chiurgical Society (pp.323-442).

      Med.-Chir. Trans., 47. - London, Longmann, 1864, (56), 447 pp., 10 lith. Taf., Holzschnitte, original Leinbnad Rücken erneuert. Report of the Committee appointed by the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society to inquire into the use and the Physiological, Therapeutical and Toxical Effects of Chloroform, as well as into the best mode of Administrating it, and of Obviating the Ill Consequences resulting from its Adminsistration.By 1863 the number of cases in which death 'could be positivley assigned to the inhalation of chloroform' had reached the formidable total of 123. "Facts so important" led the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society (now the Royal Society of Medicine) to appoint a Committee "to give their anxious attention to devise means for obviating such accidents". Among the distinguished members of the Committee were T.B. Curling, the Chairman, George Harley, William Marcet, Richard Quain and Francis Sibson. B.W.Richardson and Charles Kidd, both in the front rank of practising anaesthetists, were called in in an advisory capacity and J.T.Clover, "although not a member of the committee attended at their request nearly all meetings for experiments, admininstered the chloroform, and contrived, from time to time, with remarkable ingenuity, special apparatus for carrying them out". A long report was published in the Medico-chirurgical Transactions in 1864. "The committee", it began, "have chiefly confined their physiological report to observations which they have themselves made ... Experimenting on dogs, the Committee observed the physiological effects of different percentages of chloroform vapour on various organs and functions of the body, in particular, upon the heart and upon respiration." They proceeded to make similar tests with ether and compared the two sets of results. Their final conclusions ... "Whilst ... (a) general similarity may be traced in the action of ether and of chloroform, there is an important contrast in their influence on the heart. Chloroform depresses the action of that organ, and frequently kills by inducing syncope. Ether, on the other hand, exerts but a very slight depressing influence on the force of the heart's action". "Hence death, when produced by ether, is almost invariably due to the failure of the respiratory movement, and the heart is generally found to continue its pulsations for some time after the respiration has ceased" (p.333). In addition to investigating the effect of chloroform upon the heart under normal conditions the Committee also carried out experiments to test the action of chloroform on the heart when the vagal nerves and been severed, either before or during chloroform inhalation (p.331). In experimenting with dilute anaesthetics mixtures the Committee used "Mr.Clover's apparatus, in consequence of the exactness with which the quantity of chloroform administered through it can be regulated. The effect of air impregnated with from 1 to 15 per cent. of the vapour was thus observed.". "If", said the Committee, "a mixture composed of from 2 to 4 per cent. of chloroform vapour and 98 or 96 per cent. of atmospheric air be inhaled, there is little or no risk to life". "In some cases it is indispensable to employ as much as 4 1/2 or even 5 per cent. of the vapour. But if a larger dose (one 10 per cent) be inhaled, alarming symptoms are liable to supervene. At times, even with every care, and with the most exact dilution of the vapour, the state of insensibility may in a few moments pass into one of imminent death". "It is therefore extremly desirable to obtain an anaesthetic agent which shall be capable of producing the requisite insensibility, and yet is not so dangerous in its operation as chloroform". "Ether, to a certain extent, fulfils these conditions, but its odour is disagreeable, it is slow in its operation, and gives rise to greater excitement than chloroform. The committee therefore concur in the general opinion which in this country has led to the disuse of ether as an inconvenient anesthetic.' Instead, the Committee strongly advised the use of mixtures of chloroform and ether, without the addition of ethyl alcohol. When in 1864 the Committee of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society advocated the trial of mixtures they mentioned three: Mixture A, which was their colleague Harley's A.C.E. mixture Mixture B: Chloroform 1 part, Ether 4 parts and Mixture C: Chloroform 1 part, Ether 2 parts. At the time when the report was published the Committee was able to say, that at their request mixtures A and C had been tried in "about seventy cases in the London hospitals, and the evidence of this limited experience tends to show that they may be given with safety and with complete effect, although they take a longer time than chloroform (ten to fifteen minutes) to procure anaesthesia". The publishing of the Committee's report of chloroform in 1864 marks the end of a clearly defined phase in the history of inhalation anaestehsia in England - the period of chloroform's suppremacy in this country. While the prestige of chloroform as an anaesthetic was not seriously affected, from 1864 onwards in England other anaesthetic agents came to be acknowledged as having equal and in many circumstances greater importance, ... instead they turned the attention of anaesthetics back from the unknown to the known, in fact to ether. They suggested its use merely as an auxiliary to chloroform. Within a few years it was to be considered a rival. cf. Duncum, The Development of Inhalation Anaesthesia, p.253-258 "die erste Chloroformkommission" L.Brandt, Ill. Gesch. Anästhesie, p.88

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("A. Liszt").

      Paris, 22. VIII. 1864. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An Frau Chardin, eine Vertraute der Familie Liszt: "[.] Bulow, qui devait diriger la féte musicale le 25 à Carlsruhe, est tomber malade par un refroidisement il vat mieux, mais il est trop faible le medecin defend de travailler. Cosima est bien contraiée. de mon fils jattende de nou-velle je crois, qu'il sera en ce moment à St. Tropez auprés d'Ollivier [.] Je suis chere Madame seul, bien seul, personne de mes connaisance est ici, tous à la campagne ou aux eaux [.]". - Vgl. hierzu Serge Gut, "Franz Liszt", dt. Ausg. 2009, S. 763: "1864 [.] 21. bis 26. August. Als ihr Präsident nimmt Liszt an der dritten Tonkünstler-Versammlung des ‹Allgemeinen Deutschen Musikvereins› in Karlsruhe teil [.] Hans von Bülow wird wegen eines Nervenleidens von Kapellmeister Max Seiffert aus Löwenberg vertreten [.] Auch Cosima ist gekommen und fährt mit ihrem Vater anschließend nach München, um dem kranken Bülow beizustehen [.] 4. bis 12. Oktober. Liszt wohnt in Paris bei seinem Schwiegersohn Émile Ollivier. Er sieht seine alte Mutter zum letzten Mal [.] 14. Oktober. Am 12. von Paris abgereist, fahren Liszt und Cosima nach ‹La Moutte› in Saint-Tropez, zu der Villa Émile Olliviers [.]". - Bl. 2 mit kleinem Papierdurchbruch (geringf. Textberührung).

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        A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. With Notices of the So Called "Amazons", the Grand Customs, the Human Sacrifices, the Present State of the Slave Trade, and the Negro's Place in Nature.

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1864. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Octavo, 2vols.. xvii; vi, 386; 412 pages, with 2 wood engraved frontispieces. Bound in original publisher's cloth with gilt vignette, repair to top of spine of volume 1, renewed endpapers, otherwise a very good and internally near fine copy of this rare travel book. Burton's mission as commissioner to Dahome was to try to persuade Gelele, the local King, to withdraw from the rampant slave trading in Benin. Penzer p.72. One of West Africa's more brutal dictators, Gelele was widely infamous for his female "Amazon" army and such florid atrocities as cannibalism, impaling, and mass human sacrifice. His attacks on neighbouring states, persecution of native Christians, and encouragement of the slave trade alarmed France and Great Britain; the latter annexed Lagos in an effort to curtail Gelele's activities. In 1861 while in West Africa, Burton asked the Foreign Office to send him to Dahome, but his request was denied. He made a secret unofficial journey there and lingered at the capital for 5 days and met with the King briefly. His first impressions were that Gelele was not as savage or as bloody as purported by other European travelers. He described the king, "He looks a king of black men, without tenderness of heart or weakness of head. His person is athletic, upwards of six feet high, lithe, thin flanked and broad shouldered. His eyes are red, bleared and inflamed and his tatoo has three short parallel and perpendicular lancet cuts, situated nearer the scalp than the eyebrows." Later, the Foreign Office formally sent Burton back to Dahome to protest the human sacrifices, slave trade, and other inhumane practices. These volumes chronicle the barbarian practices that he witnessed, and his many attempts to convince the King to abandon his bloody rituals and customs. Unfortunately, Burton was unable to dissuade Gelele. He returned home despondent, frustrated, and disappointed. This was his last major expedition to West Africa. . First Edition. Very Good.

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        Cudjo's Cave

      J.E. Tilton and Company, Boston - 1864. First edition, first state. Thick small octavo green patterned cloth with a gilt title emblem to the spine. Front inner hinge cracked but sound. Outer hinges with just a bit of rubbing and a bit of occasional light foxing, else a fine, fresh copy. Laid in is a two-page ALS from Trowbridge declining an invitation to a Harper's Young People's Fair, "at which they will no doubt have a most happy time in making acquaintances with one another, and with the authors of their favorite stories." An uncommonly fine copy preserved in a green cloth chemise and a custom half green morocco case. PPP. Page 20. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Ein Leben's Canon. 11 Radierungen von Fritz Hegenbart. I. Beschaulichkeit. II. Freude. III. Tücke. IV. Versuchung. V. Liebe. VI. Im Kampf. VII. Die Noth. VIII. Im Streben. IX. Vorwärts. X. Das Ende. XI. Die Wiederkehr.

      Fol. 1 + 11 Bll. Lose Blattsammlung in OLwd.-Mappe. Mappe Nr. 7, alle Blätter eighd. signiert. - Mappe und Blätter fachmännisch restauriert. Schönes Expl. - Hegenbart, (1864 - 1943), studierte ab 1866 an der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Prag, nachdem er sich ursprünglich für Musik eingeschrieben hatte. 1888 wechselte er an die Akademie nach München. Nach vorübergehenden Aufenthalten in Frankfurt, Salzburg, Paris und Dinkelsbühl, ließ er sich in München nieder und eröffnete eine Malschule. Daneben beteiligte er sich auch an der Künstlerinnen-Akademie. 1907 bis 1910 arbeitete Hegenbart in Darmstadt, ging dann jedoch wieder nach München zurück. (Zitat nach ÖBL II, 237). In den Veröffentlichungen der Zeit wird der Titel auch als "Lebens-Kanon" wiedergegeben.

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        L' Autographe 1864 - 1865. 2 volumi

      L'AUTOGRAPHE 1864 - 1865. Paris, Imprimerie Auguste Vallee, 17/11/1864-1865. Copie di testi e lettere con firme autografe. 2 volumi in-folio ad album (46,5 x 32,5), mezza tela con fregi in oro sui piani. iii, 208 pp. con bel frontespizio inciso; viii, da 209 a 408. Rivista bimestrale francese dedicata agli autografi e agli studi calligrafici: preceduto da un belliss. front. xilogr. a due colori, l'album è composto da tutti i numeri. Contenenti scritti di autori francesi e riproduzioni di autografi e manoscritti di personaggi storici di ogni paese, politici, musicisti, inventori, artisti, attori, sovrani, etc..., con diverse figg. in legno n.t. e alcune caricature. In particolare l'ultimo fascicolo doppio della rivista è dedicato alla battaglia di Solferino, con belle incisioni dei luoghi principali del combattimento. Con indici onomastici al fine. Raro. No strappi. Bell' esemplare. Uff. stanz. terra

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        The Maine Woods.

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston., 1864. First edition. Octavo. pp [viii], 328. 22-page catalogue dated April 1864 at rear, followed by the advert for the thirteenth volume of the Atlantic Monthly. List with prices for Thoreau's books opposite title-page. Publishers' purple cloth with blind diagonal pattern and other decorations, gilt titles to spine, brown coated endpapers.Ownership signature at head of title-page. Gilt titles dull. Head of spine a bit scuffed. Covers faded at spine and edges. Very good, tight copy.

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        Recollections of The Art Exhibition, Metropolitan Fair, New York April, 1864

      New York: U. S. Sanitary Commission, 1864. Hardbound. See description for condition. Linen and cloth clamshell box. Contents described below. OVERSIZE GA3. This item contains the standard catalogue for this event, described as follows: "Catalogue of The Art Exhibition at The Metropolitan Fair, in Aid of The U.S. Sanitary Commission. NY: J.E. Trow, Printer, 1864. Wraps. 18 pp. This catalogue lists 360 works, including Church's "Heart of The Andes" and "Niagara", Bierstadt's "Rocky Mountains" and Leutze's Washington Crossing The Delaware". It was not the largest of the Sanitary Fairs held during the Civil War, but the Metropolitan Fair had the biggest draws." However, this book was published by Brady and included 20 original mounted photographs of works in the exhibition, and artists who participated in the organizing of the exhibition. I have been able to locate three complete copies of this book containing 20 mounted and copyrighted photographs. They are located at the SI-AAA, NYHS and the New York Public Library. I have inspected both the NYPL and the NYHS copies and they are identical to each other. (The Worldcat record for the NYPL copy states that it only has 10 mounted photographs, but this is in error based upon my inspection). The NYHS copy is known to me via the restoration work and frame reconstruction done upon Leutze's "Washington Crossing The Delaware" which was undertaken by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A third copy is known at the Archives of American Art, Worthington Whittredge Papers, described as follows: "Also included is Whittredge's copy of RECOLLECTIONS OF THE ART EXHIBITION, METROPOLITAN FAIR, NEW YORK April, 1864, photographed and published by Mathew B. Brady (New York: 1864). The volume contains a financial "Statement of the Art Department at the Metropolitan Fair in aid of the United States Sanitary Commission," August 5, 1864; the "Catalogue of the Art Exhibition at the Metropolitan Fair ... "; and 20 photographs by Brady, including one of Whittredge in a group of men (probably the Committee on the Fine Arts, of which Whittredge was a member), and 19 of the art hanging at the art exhibit." My inspection also revealed that my copy contains only ten of twenty photographs included in the book. Each of the photographs has an ancient ownership from the Brooklyn Public Library on the mount. In 5 of the 10, the oval stamp extends into the lower right portion of the image to some degree. This copy also does not have the financial "Statement" alluded to in the AAA copy above. The book measures 15" wide and 11" high. The mounted photographs are typically 7.5" wide and 5.5" high. The whole is contained in a clamshell box. This is a rare opportunity to acquire non-Civil War Matthew Brady photographs, and also an ultra-rare Civil-War era American Art book illustrated with photographs. As it is incomplete, it is sold as a collection of photographs of a most important Art Exhibition of the mid-19th century.

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        Letter sent to Josiah Nichol, Esq. at Washington, Arkansas notifying him of three slaves who had been "stolen" and would soon "be lost" if taken across the [Ouachita] River into Union held territory

      Tates [Bluff], Arkansas, 1864. Very good/very good. This letter on blue lined paper measures 7" x 9.5" unfolded. It is franked with a pair of 5-cent blue Confederate stamps (Scott #7-Richmond printing) and cancelled with a circular "Camden Ark" postmark dated Jan 26. The stamps and letter are in nice shape with a few spots of light foxing and a small tear at the wax seal where it was opened. In a rather frantic tone, the letter-writer informs Nichols that: "I wrote Maj Peay to inform you in regard to 2 Negro Boys that were stolen from Maj. John Easton & a girl from Mrs Williams. . . . I am fearful the letter was not put in the PO. The thieves are about here & I have no doubt the negroes will all be lost. . . . The girl is gone now. The Boys of Eaton are on this side of the River & placed with some woman who is instructed to keep them as her own if no one calls for them - But I fear they will be taken away unless you come for them without delay." By 1864, the Union Army controlled much of Arkansas, and the state's Confederate government had established its Capitol at Washington. Tates' Bluff was located on the Ouachita River about twenty miles north of the Camden, a Confederate stronghold. No doubt, Embres feared that whoever had stolen the slaves (likely members of the Underground Railroad) would soon spirit them across the river to Union territory and their freedom. Nichol's relationship to the slaves' owners is unstated, however, docketing on the letter notes that it is "concerning Agnes." Perhaps, he was a friend of Ms. William and "Agnes" was either her first name or, more likely, the name of her girl slave. Although written after the heyday of the Underground Railroad, this letter gives testimony that even late in the war, Southern abolitionists were risking their lives to lead slaves to freedom as the Union forces advanced. Civil War Confederate letters discussing slave stealing are extremely scarce. Also, the two stamps that frank this letter are rather scarce as most of this issue was printed in England, and the British printings out-number those made in Richmond by a factor of nine to one. As of 2017, although OCLC identifies a handful of letters that mention runaway slaves, none appear to have the urgency or perspective from Southerners concerned that stolen local slaves are about to be spirited away to freedom. Nothing similar for sale in the trade and no auction records on file at ABPC, the Rare Book Hub, or Worthpoint.

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        COLTON'S CONDENSED OCTAVO ATLAS OF THE UNION: CONTAINING MAPS OF ALL THE STATES & TERRITORIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

      J. H. Colton Publishing, New York 1864 - Original brown embossed cloth with "Colton's Atlas Of The Union" stamped in gilt on the cover. Published in 1864 during the civil war. Full color maps printed on heavy stock paper. (8 pp prelims) + 51 numbered pages with 26 color maps, including a fold-out of California. . Population in cities and towns are listed by sex, free colored, Indians and Slaves according to the 1860 census. Interior of text is tight, clean and intact with the exception of a missing yellow front endpaper. Prior owners signature. Lightly rubbed spine ends and front corners with lightly tanned pages. Americana; Color Maps; 8vo; 51 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reise der Oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859, unter den Befehlen des Commodore R. v. Wüllerstorf-Urbair.

      Wien, Gerold 1864/1865. - Statistisch-commercieller Theil. 2 Bde. gr.-4°. IX (1) 368, 20 S. Mit 14 (dav. 1 farblithogr. gefalt.) Karten, 1 Tab. 1 Holzschn.; VI, 540 S., 150 S. (Anhang). Mit 23 Textkarten u. 8 farblithogr., gefalt. Karten Ln. (Bd. 1) u. OKart. (Bd. 2) Bd. 1 durchgeh. feuchtigkeitsrandig u. -fleckig. Bd. 2 unaufgeschn. Einbd. staubfl. Borba de Moraes 77619; ÖBL X, 93f.; Sabin 77619 - Die Fregatte Novara umfuhr als letztes Segelschiff die Erde. "Unter dem Kommando d. Commodore Wüllerstorf-Urbair, der auch die ozeanographischen und meteorologischen Beobachtungen leitete, ging es durch das Mittelmeer nach Madeira, Rio de Janeiro, Kapstadt, Neu-Amsterdam, Ceylon, Madura zu den Nikobaren, nach Singapore und über Batavia, Manila, Hongkong nach Shanghai und von hier über Sidney nach Auckland, wo der Geologe Hochstetter die Expedition verließ, um die Doppelinsel 9 Monate hindurch gründlich zu erforschen. Die Heimreise führte über Tahiti nach Valparaiso. Die Untersuchung der durchfahrenen Meere und der maritimen Meteorologie eröffnete die ozeanographische Forschung." (Hassinger) - Die Novara brachte reiche naturwissenschaftliche und ethnologische Sammlungen mit denen die neugegründeten Hofmuseen in Wien ausgestattet wurden. Der Verf. Karl Scherzer "wurde von Erzherz. Maximilian mit der Leitung des wissenschaftl. Stabes betraut. Von der Reise brachte er die erste größere Menge von Kokablättern nach Europa mit und ermöglichte damit die Darstellung des Kokains (1860)." (ÖBL) Gewicht in Gramm: 5000 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ADDRESS OF HON. EDWARD EVERETT, AT THE CONSECRATION OF THE NATIONAL CEMETERY AT GETTYSBURG, 19th NOVEMBER, 1863, WITH THE DEDICATORY SPEECH OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN, AND THE OTHER EXERCISES OF THE OCCASION.

      Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1864. - 87,[1]pp. plus two maps. Contemporary black cloth, spine gilt, boards blind stamped. Spine chipped, corners worn. Internally clean. About very good. In a black cloth slip case and chemise. "First authorized edition of Lincoln's address" - Howes. Here, as was the case at the dedication, President Lincoln's immortal words are placed second to Everett's rambling, damning speech about Confederate hostilities. Everett's speech takes up more than fifty pages, while Lincoln's is printed on a single page. This edition was published for the benefit of the cemetery monument fund. The frontispiece map shows the battlefield, and the folding plate gives a map of the grounds of the Soldiers' National Cemetery. HOWES E232. MONAGHAN 194.

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        Lettre autographe signée adressée à sa mère par un Baudelaire crépusculaire : « L'état de dégoût où je suis me fait trouver toute chose encore plus mauvaise. »

      Handwritten letter signed autograph to his mother dated "Sunday morning 14". Some underlining, deletions and corrections.Collection Armand Godoy, No. 188.[Bruxelles] Dimanche matin 14 [août 1864] 13,4x20,6cm 3 pages sur un feuillet remplié

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        Hygiène du voyageur en chemin de fer. [Et] Les voyages sur mer et les climats au point de vue médical et hygiénique

      Paris, Albessard, 1864, in-8, XX-261 pp. en numérotation continue, demi-percaline beige la bradel de l'époque, pièce de titre vert foncé, Deux ouvrages de la collection Guide médical et hygiénique du voyageur par le docteur Émile Decaisne (1826-1888), ici publiés ensemble, avec titres et faux-titres propres, mais en pagination continue. Notons quelques considérations amusantes et sans doute un peu partiales sur la nourriture à bord des steamers : "Hâtons-nous de dire qu'à bord des steamers français, on vit aussi bien que dans les hôtels les plus renommés de nos grandes villes", affirme l'auteur. En revanche, déplore t-il, "chez les Anglais, les mets, la manière de les préparer, même de les servir, diffèrent du tout au tout. Plus grands mangeurs que nous, nos voisins sont beaucoup moins délicats ; peu leur importe le choix des mets, pourvu qu'ils soient copieux ; chez eux, l'appétit remplace le goût. Donc, les voyageurs qui s'embarquent sur les steamers anglais doivent se résigner d'avance à vivre pendant un mois ou deux, quelques fois plus, de rostbeef, beefteak, plumb-pudding et autres mets nationaux de la vieille Angleterre". Étiquette de don de la bibliothèque des Liouville et cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris.

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        L'Expédition de Chine - Relation physique, topographique et médicale de la campagne de 1860 et 1861

      Paris, Librairie de la Médecine, de la Chirurgie et de la Pharmacie Militaires, Victor Rozier, Editeur, 1864. - 1 volume in-8, 346 pp., reliure moderne plein cuir brun, ouvrage accompagné de deux cartes (Itinéraire du voyage de Marseille en Chine, itinéraire de l'embouchure du Pei-ho à Pékin), quelques traces d'humidité sur les tranches et en marge supérieure, bon état général. Très rare relation de la Campagne de Chine en 1860 par le Dr F. Castano, Médecin en chef du Corps Expéditionnaire de Chine. Il relate le voyage vers la Chine et les différents épisodes de la Campagne de Chine d'un point de vue médical et scientifique. Table des matières: Causes de l'Expédition - Départ de l'Expédition: Les Canaries - Océan Atlantique - Le Cap de Bonne-Espérance - Des Mers Australes - Singapour - L'embouchure du Shou-Kiang - Shan-ghai - Moeurs et Coutumes des Chinois - La presqu'île de Tche-Fou - Les Forts du Ta-kou - Le cours du Pei-ho - Marche sur Pékin - Le Palais du Yuen-Min-Yuen - Le Traité de Pékin - Pékin - Etat de la médecine en Chine - La mousson du retour - La Cochinchine - Retraite des Armées alliées - Hôpitaux et Ambulances du Corps Expéditionnaire - Résultats de la Campagne.

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        Lettre autographe signée adressée à sa mère par un Baudelaire crépusculaire : «L'état de dégoût où je suis me fait trouver toute chose encore plus mauvaise.»

      1864 - - [Bruxelles] Dimanche matin 14 [août 1864], 13,4x20,6cm, 3 pages sur un feuillet remplié. - Lettre autographe signée, rédigée à l'encre noire, adressée à sa mère et datée du "dimanche matin 14". Quelques soulignements, biffures et corrections de l'auteur. Ancienne collection Armand Godoy, n°188. Baudelaire crépusculaire : « L'état de dégoût où je suis me fait trouver toute chose encore plus mauvaise. » Attiré par la promesse d'une glorieuse renommée, Baudelaire se rend en Belgique en avril 1864 pour quelques conférences et l'espoir d'une rencontre fructueuse avec les éditeurs des Misérables, Lacroix et Verboeckhoven. Ceux-ci ne se déplaceront pas, les conférences seront un échec et Baudelaire nourrira contre la « Pauvre Belgique » une rancœur démesurée. Pourtant, malgré les multiples sollicitations de retour, le poète passera le reste de ses jours dans ce pays honni, menant une vie de bohème mélancolique. Hormis quelques courts séjours à Paris, Baudelaire, terrassé par une attaque cérébrale qui le laisse hémiplégique, ne rentrera en France que le 29 juin 1866 pour une dernière année d'agonie silencieuse en maison de santé. Rédigée seulement quelques mois après son arrivée à Bruxelles et ses premières déceptions, cette lettre laisse transparaitre en filigrane tous les principes de la mystérieuse haine passionnelle qui retiendra définitivement le poète en Belgique. Durant ses dernières années françaises, éreinté par le procès des Fleurs du Mal, humilié par le refus de sa candidature à l'Académie, orphelin littéraire après la faillite de Poulet-Malassis et auteur déshérité par la vente des droits de ses traductions à Michel Lévy, Baudelaire est surtout très affecté sentimentalement par la déchéance inéluctable de Jeanne Duval, son éternel amour, alors que s'est tarie sa passion pour la Présidente, dont la poétique perfection n'a pas résisté au prosaïsme de la possession physique. Aussi, le 24 avril 1864, décide-t-il de fuir ces « amours décomposés » dont il n'a su « garder la forme et l'essence divine ». La Belgique, ce très jeune pays qui semble né d'une révolution romantique francophone contre le joug financier hollandais, s'offre fantasmatiquement aux yeux du poète comme le lieu d'une possible reconnaissance de sa propre modernité. Page vierge sur laquelle il voudrait imprimer la puissance de sa langue en affirmant son indépendance économique, le plat pays est un miroir sur lequel Baudelaire projette son puissant idéal mais qui lui renverra plus violemment encore le spleen de ses ultimes désillusions. Publiée dans la Revue de Paris de novembre 1917, amputée du délicat paragraphe sur ses lavements froids, cette lettre emblématique évoque tous les travaux poétiques, littéraires, artistiques et pamphlétaires de Baudelaire : d'abord à travers la figure tutélaire et rassurante de l'éditeur des Fleurs du Mal, Poulet-Malassis : « Si je ne demeurais pas si loin de lui, je crois vraiment que je lui paierais une pension pour manger chez lui. » ; puis par l'évocation concrète de la « valeur vénale » de ses Curiosités esthétiques : « tous ces articles que j'ai si douloureusement écrits sur la peinture et la poésie ». Baudelaire confie ensuite à sa mère les espoirs de publication de ses dernières traductions de Poe qui, à son grand dam, « ne paraissent pas à l'Opinion, à la Vie Parisienne, au Monde illustré ». Il conclut enfin sur ses Lettres Belges, dont Jules Hetzel lui fait annoncer qu'après négociation avec le Figaro, « [s]es lettres sont acceptées avec joie ». Cependant, souligne littéralement Baudelaire, celles-ci sont « à ne publier que quand je serai revenu en France ». Leitmotiv de sa correspondance belge, ce retour en France sans cesse imminent : « Décidément, je crois que j'irai à Paris jeudi » et sans cesse repoussé (« je retarde mon voyage à Paris jusqu'à la fin du mois », corrige-t-il, huit jours plus tard), semble exciter la férocité du poète contre ses nouveaux concitoyens auprès desquels il se plaît à répandre lui-même le [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Heidelberg u. Breslau, 1851-1864. - [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - „[.] Meine Uebersiedelung nach Breslau, und außerdem noch eine längere Abwesenheit von dort hat mich leider verhindert, Ew. Wohlgeboren die gewünschten mich betreffenden Personalnotizen für den academischen Almanach bis zu dem von Ihnen gesetzten Termin einzusenden [.]". - Bunsen entwickelte zusammen mit Gustav Robert Kirchhoff die Spektralanalyse, mit deren Hilfe chemische Elemente hochspezifisch nachgewiesen werden können. Er perfektionierte den nach ihm benannten Bunsenbrenner und erfand das Bunsenelement und das Bunsen-Fotometer. --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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