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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)

      Bradbury, Agnew, & Co. N.D., London - Beautifully bound in burgundy half leather over marbled boards, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, elaborate gilt tooling in the remainder, blind-stamped borders on covers, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. nd (c. 1864). Profusely illustrated with 20 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 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 one minor chip on the spine, and very modest shelf-wear. NEAR FINE. . Color Engravings and B&W Woodcuts. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xviii, 320, 304 pp [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        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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        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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        De l'homéopathie. Encore une fois, qu'est-ce que l'homéopathie? Il faut en finir avec elle!

      A Paris, chez J.-B. Baillière, 1864, in-8, [4]-142 pages, demi-percaline brune à la bradel, dos lisse orné d'un petit fleuron, pièce de titre, couvertures conservées (reliure moderne), Ouvrage peu courant, écrit en faveur des traitements homéopathiques et élaboré à partir "de l'observation et de l'expérience" du docteur Chargé de Marseille (1810-1890), l'un des homéopathes les plus connus de France, qui avait précédemment publié des Études médicales, ou Mémoire en réponse aux accusations portées coutre la doctrine médicale homéopathique (1838). Pourquoi, dans sa demi-retraite, revient-il sur ces débats irritants? "Le moment est critique - écrit-il -, parce que d'un côté, l'intolérance, l'insulte, l'outrage, la calomnie sont montés contre nous à leur apogée, et que de l'autre, les disciples de Hahnemann ne sont plus assez étroitement unis, pour faire revivre dans leur éclat, toutes les vérités que Hahnemann nous a enseignées et qui, par leur faisceau, constituent à mes yeux l'excellence, la supériorité pratique de l'homéopathie". Cachets de la bibliothèque du Dr A. Rouy. Quelques rousseurs. Sinon, bon exemplaire.

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        Explorations in South West Africa

      

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        MISTERIOS DE LAS SECTAS SECRETAS O EL FRANC-MASON PROSCRITO. NOVELA HISTÓRICA, INTERESANTE POR SU PLAN Y SU OBJETO, ADECUADA Á LOS SUCESOS POLÍTICOS DE ESTOS TIEMPOS EN ESPAÑA. : 2 VOL.

      - 1864 Vicente Castaños, BCA Con grabados en B/N. 731; 748 p. 25x16cm. Enc. MEDIA piel. Algo Oxidado Para ver o recibir fotografías de los libros puede ir a nuestra web. (francmasoneria, masoneria, religió, sectes)

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

      Angelo Usigli Editore, 1864. 2 volumi in-4° (cm. 28,8), legatura coeva in m. pelle, titolo e decorazioni in oro ai dorsi con nervi (lieve usura a una cerniera), fogli di guardia marmorizzati; pp. VIII 962 [2], [4] 978 in buono stato, con ricchissimo apparato iconografico di 80 tavole f.t. in litografia (disegnate per lo più da Castagnola e Moricci e incise a Firenze da Ballagny e figli; lieve brunitura uniforme, fioriture sparse, strappo riparato alla sola p.297 del primo tomo. Edizione originale di una monumentale opera sul Risorgimento italiano. Buon esemplare completo di tutte le tavole di una tra le più belle e ricche opere risorgimentali.

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        Mémoires sur les piles en charpente métallique des grands viaducs

      Paris, Dunod éditeur, 1864, in-8, 144pp-4pl ht, broché, Wilhelm Nordling né Nordlinger (Stuttgart, 1821 - Paris, 1908) est un ingénieur allemand formé en France à l'École polytechnique et à l'École nationale des ponts et chaussées, concepteur de plusieurs ouvrages d'art ferroviaires, ou directeur de leur construction. Admis en 1858 à la nationalité française par décret de Napoléon III, il quitte cependant la France lors de la guerre franco-allemande pour devenir directeur des chemins de fer autrichiens de 1870 à 1879. 4 dépliants hors textes représentant des schéma de charpente en noir. Nombreux tableaux et calculs algébriques en noir. Quelques pages non-coupées. Légères déchirures par endroit. Rousseurs éparses. Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris.

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        A Walk Across Africa or Domestic Scenes From My Nile Journal.

      

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        The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature, containing an account of rare, curious, and useful books, published in or relating to Great Britain and Ireland, from the invention of printing; with bibliographical and critical notices, collations of the rarer articles, and the prices at which they have been sold

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1864. Six 12mo. volumes. xii, 1-576; 577-1156; 1157-1756; 1757-2400; 2401-3028; v, 1-336pp. New edition, revised, corrected and enlarged, with an Appendix relating to the books of literary and scientific societies. Lowndes's bibliography, first published in 1834, was the first systematic work of its kind, taking fourteen years to compile. Uniformly bound in half dark red leather and marbled paper. Expected wear to extremities, boards scuffed, and spines sunned. Each volume neatly signed to the front free flyleaf by Depression-era folk artist Susan Willard Flint. Very good.

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        [ALBUM CONTAINING OVER TWENTY-FIVE CIVIL WAR-ERA CARTES DE VISITE, INCLUDING IMAGES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS AND SOJOURNER TRUTH]

      [Philadelphia, New England, & New York, 1864. Twenty-six cartes de visite inserted into fifteen heavy card stock leaves, images approximately 4 x 2 1/2 inches. Contemporary embossed leather album, with brass clasp at fore-edge, a.e.g. Expertly rebacked, original spine laid down. Several tears and light foxing to photo mounts. Images generally clean, with a few occasional stray marks. Later ink annotations to image and mount of the Douglass image. Very good. An interesting album of twenty-six cartes de visite from the Civil War period, with several significant and scarce images. The album consists partially of family portraits, but principally contains images of a number of important figures in the abolitionist movement, and seems to have been compiled by a person with strong anti-slavery sentiments. The majority of images were taken by the Philadelphia photographer J.W. Hurn. Most significantly, the album contains rare cartes de visite of Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass. The Sojourner Truth image was issued in 1864, and is captioned at the lower margin, "I sell the shadow to support the substance, Sojourner Truth." The image of Douglass is one of those taken by Hurn, who photographed him several times in the course of his career. There are also carte de visite images of several other important figures in the abolitionist movement and anti- slavery leaders. These include pictures of William Lloyd Garrison, Lucretia Mott, and Salmon P. Chase. Also present are images of Anna E. Dickinson, Wendell Phillips, Theodore Tilton, George Truman, and several of Abraham Lincoln. A fascinating assemblage.

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        Tungarar Jehovald, Yarildewallin, extracts from the holy scriptures : in the language of the tribes

      inhabiting the lakes and lower Murray, and called Narrinyeri / [from the translation of Mr. George Taplin, missionary agent of the Aborigines' Friends' Association at Point MacLeay]. [Adelaide] : South Australian Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1864. First edition. Octavo, original printed blue wrappers (upper wrapper marked, some paper loss at head and tail of spine, with paper split to lower third of spine), 56 pp, internally fine, a rare original copy. Selections from Genesis, Exodus, Matthew and John, with the Lord's prayer.

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        REPORT OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE OF 1860 UPON THE PROPOSED CANAL TO UNITE BARNSTABLE AND BUZZARD'S BAYS, UNDER THE RESOLVE OF APRIL 4, 1860 AND SUBSEQUENT RESOLVES AND VOTES OF THE LEGISLATURE Public Document No. 41

      Boston: Wright and Potter. Good+. 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Clean black cloth has gilt title on spine. Interior of text is tight, clean & intact. Maps & charts inVG+ condition. Yellow endpaper. 165pp of text plus 14 fold-out maps and charts. 2 oversized maps, some color. Charts of shipwrecks occuring around Cape Cod from 1843-1859. Report on tides. George Washington letter proposing the building of the canal. Front corners and spine ends are lightly rubbed. Cloth tears in gutter with cover firmly attached. Massachusettes Canal; Maps and Charts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 165 pages .

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        The Maine Woods.

      Boston:: Ticknor and Fields, 1864.. 12mo. 328, ads. 22 pp. Ads dated April 1864. Original dark plum blind-stamped cloth with corner pieces and a wreath center device, gilt spine title; slightly frayed at spine ends. Minor dampstain on upper margin throughout. Ownership signature of Maria Whitney. Very good. FIRST EDITION, printed in an edition of 1650 copies published on May 28, 1864 with the list of Thoreau�s books priced and no edition statement on the copyright page.

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        L`Architecture Privée au XIXme Siècle sous Napolean III, Nouvelles Maisons de Paris et des Environs (3 Volumes). Première Série: 1. Tome Premier (Volume Premier): Hotels Prives; 2. Tome Deuxieme (Volume Premier): Maisons a loyer; 3. Tome Troisieme (Second Volume): Villas Suburbaines.

      Paris, A. Morel, 1864 2° (46 x 35 cm), Fronti. 32 S. Text a. Doppelbl., 51 Taf.; 2 Bl., 92 Taf.; 2 Bl., 78 Taf., HLdr. über 4 Bünde, goldgeprägt, Deckel berieben, innen durchgehen etwas stockfleckig, Ouvrage dédié a. M. le Baron Haussmann. Sénateur. Préfet de la Seine. - César Denis Daly (1811-1894). monte à Paris pour poursuivre ses études aux Beaux-Arts et devient l`élève de Félix Duban. Précurseur de Viollet-le-Duc. César Daly a essentiellement oeuvré à la restauration de la cathédrale Sainte-Cécile d`Albi. de 1843 à 1877. en tant qu`architecte diocésain. Il est nommé membre de la Commission des arts et édifices religieux en 1848. Classé comme Phalanstérien en 1848. il fonde une éphémère Société d`artistes décorateurs et industriels. et est vainement candidat à l`Assemblée nationale constituante. Durant ses voyages. il visita d`ailleurs en Amérique la colonie utopiste icarienne fondée par Étienne Cabet. Bien plus qu`un praticien de terrain. César Daly a été un homme d`influence. actif dans les organes associatifs et l`édition professionnelle du monde de l`architecture. Il fut le secrétaire de la Société centrale des architectes7. Propriétaire-fondateur et directeur de la Revue générale de l`architecture et des travaux publics (1840-1888) et de La Semaine des constructeurs (1877-1895). publications dont le rayonnement fut notable. il est également l`auteur de plusieurs ouvrages de référence. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Architektur - Geschichte

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        Forty Years of American Life. Two Volumes

      London; John Maxwell And Company 122, Fleet Street. 1864.. First Edition; Med. 8vo; Vol. I. pp.xii, 408; Vol. II. pp. xii, 368; original purple cloth, title lettered in gilt on spines, melbourne institutional bookplate on front fixed endpaper of each volume, no other markings, very good set. Scarce. Thomas Low Nichols (1815-19010 was a prominent journalist and reformer in New Hampshire.This is a work of an American writing for an English public, while the author is a typical American of a certain class, and his book, though seasoned with plenty of abuse for the British palate, embodies the generally received notions of that class.

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        Forty years of American life

      London: John Maxwell and Company, 1864. Two volumes [xxii, 408, xi, 368p.], first edition, free endsheet and first blank in the first volume are quite edgeworn; original cloth binding capably restored, some foxing. *Howes N 143.5 aa. Nichols, along with his wife Mary Gove Nichols advocated Fourierism, Grahamism and free love in his early years and this work contains sections on social reform. He and Mary were both hydrotherapists and jointly founded the communal Memnonia Institute at Yellow Springs, Ohio. Nichols converted to Catholicism in 1857 and went into self-imposed exile in England in 1861. A major travel account of America.

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        [CIRCUS HISTORY] Wild Australian Children

      Buffalo ; New York : Warren Johnson & Co., circa 1864. Promotional card with colour lithograph design, after a photograph by Charles D. Fredricks, carte de visite format (102 x 67 mm), printed caption and publisher's imprint in lower margin, verso blank. In excellent condition, with some very mild toning to the card verso. A portrait of two microencephalic sideshow 'freaks', whose physical appearance led them to be referred to at the time by promoters and commentators as 'pinheads'. The children were billed as Hoomio and Iola, who had purportedly been found in the interior of Australia. An anonymous contemporary promotional pamphlet, which gives a fictitious account of their background, is recorded in several Australian collections (The Adventures of the three Australian travellers : Capt. J. Reid and his companions Cooper and Parker, in search of the marvelous : giving a graphic account of the discovery, capture and semi-civilization of the wild Australian children, Hoomio and Iola : together with a sketch of the savage tribes inhabiting the interior of Australia : with a brief account of the customs, manners, heathen beliefs, superstitions, traditions and origin of those barbarous and curious islanders. New York : S. Booth, 1864). Hoomio and Iola are known to have been exhibited by promoters from around 1864 to at least 1869. They represented an opportunity for promoters to exploit the controversy surrounding the Darwinian theory of evolution, and were shamelessly portrayed to audiences as specimens of a 'missing link' in the evolutionary chain. Numerous other American sideshow acts of the 1860s, such as Maximo and Bartola, The Ancient Aztec Children, and Waino and Plutano, The Wild Men of Borneo, had similarly exotic histories concocted by promoters to appeal to the fascination of an insatiable and gullible public.

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        Mexico y sus Alrededores Collecion de Monumentos, Trajes y Paisajes Dibujados al Natural y Litografiados por los Artistas Mexicanos., Bajo la Direccion de Decaen.

      Mexico City Establecimiento Litografico de Decaen, Editor 1864 - "The Most Important Work Illustrating Mexico in the 19th Century" (-Mexico on Stone) Mexico y sus Alrededores. Collecion de Monumentos, Trajes y Paisajes Dibujados al Natural y Litografiados por los Artistas Mexicanos., Bajo la Direccion de Decaen. Mexico City: Establecimiento Litografico de Decaen, Editor, 1864. Third edition. The first is 1855-1856 with twenty-eight plates; the second is 1858 with thirty-eight plates (varying from copy to copy). Folio. [ii], 37 pages text. Lithographic frontispiece portrait of Benito Juarez mounted on blank leaf, additional tinted emblematic title-page (dated "1855 y 1857"), tinted folding plan of Mexico City (dated 1863), and thirty-nine colored or tinted lithographic plates, four with two images. Captions in Spanish, English, and French. The artists involved were Casimiro Castro, Juan Campillo, Luis Auda, and G. Rodriguez. Three-quarter black morocco over green linen. Spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Title panel (dated 1862) from front cover of original cloth binding laid down on front pastedown. Spine and edges scuffed, front cover detached, covers soiled, backing sheet of frontispiece portrait cracked along gutter and one edge of plate. Light dampstaining affecting some images. Still a very good copy of this very rare and important work. Michael Mathes in Mexico on Stone calls this work "one of the most significant lithographic productions in the history of the art. This is the most important work illustrating Mexico in the 19th century." The normally restrained Abbey cataloguer declares "the draughtmanship and lithography [are] of a very high standard." The marvelous plates depict views and specific structures and parks in Mexico City and its environs, as well as several depictions of regional costumes. The majority of plates in this copy are colored, primarily in shades of brown and green, with numerous details in additional colors. Previous owner's pencil inscriptions in several places (from 1864). Abbey, Travel, 672 (miscounting the plates). Colas 547. Hiler, p. 586. Lipperheid 1624. Mathes, Mexico on Stone, 29ff. Palau 167505. Sabin 48590. HBS 66944. $6,000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Essais sur la théorie mathématique de la lumière

      Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1864, in-8, XXII pp.132 pp., demi-chagrin bleu de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs, Édition originale. Les travaux de Charles Briot la lumière, tout comme ses études sur la chaleur et l'électricité, sont basés sur hypothèse de l'existence de molécules impondérables agissant l'une sur l'autre, à la manière des molécules pondérables formant les corps solides. Originaire de Franche-Comté, Charles Briot (1817-1882) fut un élève brillant de l'École normale supérieure, premier à l'agrégation en 1841, docteur ès sciences en 1842 avec une thèse sur le mouvement d'un corps solide autour d'un point fixe. Il enseigna à l'Université de Lyon, où il se lia d'amitié avec le mathématicien Jean-Claude Bouquet et, en 1851, devient enseignant au lycée Bonaparte puis à Saint-Louis, pour les classes préparatoires des écoles Normale supérieure et Polytechnique. En 1864, il est nommé professeur à la Sorbonne et à l'École normale supérieure. Ex-libris d'Henri Vieillard. Cachet annulé de l'Institut catholique de Paris. DSB II , p. 471

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        Études de pathogénie et de sémiotique. Les paraplégies et l'ataxie du mouvement

      Paris, A. Delahaye, 1864, in-8, [4]-688-[4] pages, demi-chagrin noir, dos à quatre faux nerfs, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION. Sigismond Jaccoud (1830-1913), originaire de Genève, fut titulaire de la chaire de pathologie médicale, puis de la chaire de médecine clinique en 1883, ce qui le conduit à être le traducteur des leçons de Graves. Il eut, entre autres, Georges Dieulafoy comme élève. Son ouvrage sur les paraplégies comprend trois parties : Anatomie et physiologie de la moelle épinière ; pathologie et sémiotique des paraplégies ; pathologie et sémiotique de l'ataraxie du mouvement. Étiquette de bibliothèque en pied du dos. Rousseurs éparses.

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        An Historical Account of the New Place, Stratford-Upon-Avon, the Last Residence of Shakeseare

      London: Printed by J. E. Adlard, 1864. One of 750 on the large format and on thick paper. Plans, facsimiles, illustrations. vii, 246, [2] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Original mauve cloth. Some fraying of head and tail of spine, fading of spine. One of 750 on the large format and on thick paper. Plans, facsimiles, illustrations. vii, 246, [2] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Includes the list of Subscribers to New Place. The only work to give an account of Gastrell the Iconoclyst. (Jaggard)Presented by the author to anyone who contributed over £5 to the Shakespear fund and published at his expense. Jaggard p. 132

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