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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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        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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        La télégraphie électrique son histoire précise, anecdotique et pittoresque et ses applications en France et a l'étranger

      Librairie de Achille Faure, Paris, 1864, , VIII-120-[4] pp, broché, couverture imprimée de l'éditeur, PREMIERE EDITION. Préface de l'auteur. Comprend, à partir de la page 104 un guide des taxes télégraphiques à travers les pays. Couverture salie et déchirée. Tampon annulé de la faculté cartholique de Paris

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        Autograph letter signed ("John H. Newman").

      No place or date (ca 1864). - 8vo. 1 p. To his younger brother, the scholar and linguist Francis William Newman (1805-97): "I prefer your meter of Homer to any one that I have seen. From the extracts in the Papers, Lord Derby's version must be very good - but I don't like blank verse. It is simply unhomeric - whereas the ballad-meter is not at a great distance from the hexameter and historically it is the meter of English epic - you have Walter Scott & Macaulay with you [.]". - Traces of folds.

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        Reise von Deutschland nach Ungarn, Italien, der Türkei, Klein-Asien, Syrien, Palästina, Aegypten, Griechenland, der Schweiz und Frankreich.

      Selbstverlag, DRESDEN 1864 - 8vo. (19 x 13.5 cm), iv, 369 pp., 4 lithographs ( 1 in colour) frontispiece, contemporary hard boards, foxing throughout, marginal underlining, some dampness, rubbed & scuffed cover. Account of a journey from Germany to Hungary, Italy, Turkey, Asia Minor, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Greece, Switzerland and France. The book was privately printed at Dresden. Bibliographic references: Kainbacher 443; Tobler 188; Röhricht 457; not at Copac. Size: 8vo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WALK ACROSS AFRICA or Domestic Scenes from My Nile Journal

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1864. First Edition and THE COPY BELONGING TO GRANT HIMSELF, WITH HILL HOUSE MARKINGS, FROM HILL HOUSE, MORAY, BANFFSHIRE, SCOTLAND. THIS IS FROM THE HOUSE OCCUPIED BY JAMES AUGUSTUS GRANT AND THIS COPY IS RECORDED AS BELONGING TO THE AUTHOR. With the folding facsimile map of the walk done by Grant and Speke Across Africa, contained in pocket in back cover. 8vo, publisher's original green cloth, the spine lettered in gilt with gilt decorations at the head and tail, covers with decorative borders in blind, the upper cover bearing a large vignette decoration of the M'Ganda warrior saluting impressed in gilt. xviii, 452, [34 ads] pp. An internally fine and fresh copy, partially unopened. The cloth does bear some old evidence of water at the lower right corner of the upper cover and to the lower cover. There is a repaired tear to the cloth. The gilt remains bright on both the spine and upper cover, and the binding is solid and tight. VERY RARE, THIS IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE COPY BELONGING TO GRANT HIMSELF, AS IT CONTAINS THE HILL HOUSE MARKINGS FROM HIS HOME IN MORAY, BANFFSHIRE, SCOTLAND. IT IS THE VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH OF ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE OF THE EARLY AFRICAN EXPLORING BOOKS. James Grant accompanied Speke on his journey across Africa to solve the riddle of the source of the Nile. Meant as a companion to the account of the journey written by Speke, Grant explores the "ordinary life and pursuits, the habits and feelings of the natives" and the economic potential of the countries they traveled.

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        Die Preussische Expedition nach Ostasien während der Jahre 1860-1862. Reise-Skizzen aus Japan, China, Siam und der Indischen Inselwelt.

      Berlin & Leipzig, Otto Spamer (back of title-page: printed by B. Teubner, Leipzig), 1864. - 8vo. X, [2],"428" [=430] pp. With wood engraved frontispiece, 8 wood engraved plates, and 111 wood engravings in text (8 single leaf). Publisher's original brown cloth, gold-blocked on front board and spine, marbled edges. First edition of a work on the Prussian expedition, also called the Eulenburg Expedition (1859-1862), to the Far East. The expedition was commissioned by Emperor Wilhelm I and led by Friedrich Eulenburg, and aimed at establishing economic and diplomatic relations with Japan, China and Siam. "With the opening of the Far East to foreign trade, Prussia sought to claim a stake in the region." (Howgego). In July 1860 a large party arrived in Ceylon, one of the members being the physician Gustav Adolf Spiess (1802-1875). Spiess talks about his experiences and the events during his stay in Japan, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Siam, paying a lot of attention to the economic (dis)advantages of the different regions. They managed to ascertain several trade treaties, the one with China happened to be signed two days before the death of the emperor. Spiess gives an idea of the attitudes of the locals towards the Europeans and reversed, as he shows both. The text is illustrated with numerous wood engravings, showing views, costumes, ceremonies, etc. - Binding slightly worn and discoloured. Frontispiece detached from book block, some foxing throughout; a good copy. Cordier, Indosinica, col. 989; Cordier, Japonica, col. 558; Cordier, Sinica, col. 2522; Howgego, 1850-1940, E19. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Emilia in England in Three Volumes

      London: Chapman & Hall. Very Good+. 1864. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. iv, 306; iv, 285; iv, 338 pages; Three volumes in publisher's cloth: purple with fine horizontal ribs, elaborate pattern stamped in blind on the covers, a pattern on the spine of raised dots in diagonal rows - leading to a "woven" effect. Lettered in gilt on the spines. Yellow glazed endpapers. Covers unfaded, with only trifling rubbing. Some cracking to the inner hinges, and slight "shadow" on the free endpapers: (a brighter rectangular portion where the bookplates on the paste-downs have kept that portion of the facing endpaper from showing the slight effects of the glue used in the book-binding). Bookplates of Augustine Birrell on each of the three paste-down endpapers. Each of the facing free-endpapers has the neat pencil signature of the subsequent owner in the upper corner: "Simon Nowell Smith, July 1936." Each of the three volumes is housed in a matching clam-shell book box -- plum cloth and matching calf spines, with raised bands and lettering on the spines in gilt. Minor rubbing and wear to the boxes. The author, George Meredith (1828-1909) was born in Portsmouth, England, a son and grandson of naval outfitters. Meredith prepared for a legal career, but abandoned that profession for journalism and poetry. He collaborated with Edward Gryffydh Peacock (son of Thomas Love Peacock) in publishing a privately circulated literary magazine, the "Monthly Observer." He married Edward Peacock's widowed sister Mary Ellen Nicolls in 1849 when he was twenty-one years old and she was twenty-eight. He collected his early writings, first published in periodicals, into a volume - 'Poems,' published to some acclaim in 1851. His wife ran off with the English Pre-Raphaelite painter Henry Wallis [1830–1916] in 1858; she died three years later. The collection of "sonnets" entitled 'Modern Love' (1862) came of this difficult experience as did 'The Ordeal of Richard Feverel,' his first "major novel". The book offered here - 'Emilia in England' was published in 1864, the same year that Meredith married Marie Vulliamy in 1864 and settled in Surrey. He continued writing novels and poetry. One of his great themes is featured here (as well as his later volume "The Egoist") - the Victorian era subjugation of women. Meredith supplemented his often uncertain writer's income with a job as a publisher's reader. His position as advisor to Chapman and Hall made him influential in the world of letters. One now-famous encounter as a publisher's reader with a would-be author had Meredith meet the young Thomas Hardy. Hardy had submitted his first novel, "The Poor Man and the Lady." Meredith advised Hardy not to publish his book as it would be attacked by reviewers and destroy his hopes of becoming a novelist. Meredith felt the book was too bitter a satire on the rich and counselled Hardy to put it aside and write another "with a purely artistic purpose" and more of a plot. Meredith knew what he was talking about. His first big novel, 'The Ordeal of Richard Feverel,' was judged so shocking that Mudie's circulating library had cancelled an order of 300 copies. (The circulating libraries bought most of the expensive three-volume novels of this mid-Victorian period. To find a set like this one that does not have even the slightest tell-tale shadow of the removal of Mudie's labels is most unusual). After a quick start and a long period as a journeyman writer, Meredith rose to the top of the literary world of England in and Anglophone world. His friends in this world included, at different times, William and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Leslie Stephen, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Gissing and J. M. Barrie. His contemporary Sir Arthur Conan Doyle paid him homage in the short-story "The Boscombe Valley Mystery," when Sherlock Holmes says to Dr. Watson during the discussion of the case, "And now let us talk about George Meredith, if you please, and we shall leave all minor matters until to-morrow." Oscar Wilde, in his dialogue "The Decay of Lying," implies that Meredith, along with Balzac, is his favourite novelist, saying "Ah, Meredith! Who can define him? His style is chaos illumined by flashes of lightning". This set has a highly interesting provenance. First, the bookplates represent Augustine Birrell (1850-1933), an English politician, barrister, academic and author. He was Chief Secretary for Ireland from 1907 to 1916, resigning in the immediate aftermath of the Easter Rising. Although his early training and academic life concerned the law, Birrell always had literary interests. In 1888, after the early death of his first wife, he married Eleanor Tennyson, daughter of the poet Frederick Locker-Lampson and widow of Lionel Tennyson, son of the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson. They had two sons, one of whom, Francis (1889–1935) was later a journalist and critic and associated with the Bloomsbury Group. Birrell found significant success as a writer with the publication of a volume of essays entitled "Obiter Dicta" in 1884. This was followed by a second series of "Obiter Dicta" in 1887 and "Res Judicatae" in 1892. The next owner is represented by signatures in each volume -- Simon Harcourt Nowell-Smith, (1909-96) -- writer, collector and librarian: He served on the editorial staff, the Times 1932-44, Assistant Editor, Times Literary Supplement 1937-39; during the Second World War he was a member of the Naval Intelligence Unit. Secretary and Librarian, London Library 1950-56; Secretary, Hospital Library Services Survey 1958-59; President, Bibliographical Society 1962-64. Principally, he will be remembered as a great book collector. His initial interest in novels can be thought to have culminated with his publication of a significant book about Henry James - 'The Legend of the Master' (1947). As a collector, he was widely known for a willingness to sell on his previous treasures in order to accquire yet more books, (particularly when he had managed to complete an author collection). A high point in his life as a collector came in 1983, the year he was asked to exhibit a selection of his books at the Bodleian Library in Oxford. On this occasion he decided to offer his very best and most covetable inscribed volumes, under the punning title "Wordsworth to Robert Graves and Beyond". (A highlight was T. S. Eliot's signed dedication to Virginia and Leonard Woolf who had hand-printed his 'Poems' at their Hogarth Press in 1919). Buxton Forman 10; Sadleir 1693. Michael Sadleir famously remarked that "Few Victorian fictions are more seldom seen than Numbers 1 to 4 below:" [1. Rhoda Fleming. 2. Farina-Harry Richmond. 3. Evan Harrington. 4. Richard Feverel]. Sadleir rated 'Emilia in England' just behind these in scarcity (mainly because its publisher, Chapman & Hall, was a mainstain of the trade in three-volume fiction. For his next novel after this, Meredith turned to the comparatively minor firm of Tinsley for 'Rhoda Fleming.' In an interesting modern test of Sadeir's assignment of relative scarcity, copies of both 'Emilia in England' and 'Rhoda Fleming' (first on Sadleir's list of rarities) were sold last year at Bonhams' dispersal of the Robert H. and Donna L. Jackson Collection. 'Emilia' had an interesting provenance [Andre Raffalovich (bookplate by Austin Osman Spare); Carroll Atwood Wilson (bookplates); Jerome Kern (bookplates); his sale, Anderson New York, Jan 21, 1929, lot 876; Douglas C. Ewing (bookplates); "H.R.S. Jr." (morocco bookplate)]. 'Rhoda' (a decent set in the first issue binding) brought 20 percent less than 'Emilia.' Comparisons of provenance are a matter of taste, judgement and interpretation, but assessment of physical condition is less difficult. Our set is cleaner than the Jackson collection set (no "wax stain to spine vol 3, scuffing to spine vol 1"). 'Emilia' was subsequently re-published using the name of its heroine as 'Sandra Belloni' in 1887. While Meredith's complex style may not be to all modern tastes, his place is secure and likely to remain high for his subtle understanding of the position of Victorian women in society. .

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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. London:: Bell and Daldy, 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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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 : 1864 Wisden : Paperback with Facsimile Spine and Covers

      1864. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1864 : Paperback with facsimile Spine and Covers - 1st Edition! This Wisden was first listed as a rebind, it was from the Auty collection and hence we thought it was a valid listing with the Auty boards, however the binding wasputting pressure on the frist 2 pages and they were starting to tear down the line of the binding which was 1cm into the book and hence we took the book out of the binding and added facimile covers and a spine and touched up the small tear that was appearing. We have kept the Auty page if needed. The covers and spine are very well made and internally the book is nice and clean, there is some rounding to the pages and the last page has a small loss to the top of it as can be seen in the pictures. A small tear was forming thanks to the binding to the first 2 pages, this has been repaired.

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        Benedict Arnold & Horatio Seymour! Their Identity of Views. Who is to be President of the United States…

      D.S. Holmes,, Brooklyn, New York: 1864 - Broadside, 10x12. Some minor aging and foxing, some creases or bends, but not significant; very good. This is an anti-copperhead political broadside that compares the New York governor, Horatio Seymour, to the notorious Benedict Arnold, because of his attacks on President Lincoln. The poster likens Seymour's charges, which are presented point by point, to those leveled against Washington by Arnold. The author suggests that the Copperhead dissidents will suffer the same fate as the Tories. Dated September 19, 1864, this broadside is considered a Lincoln re-election poster, and because of the content, one of the more interesting items of this election Seems to be rather scare, as OCLC locates only a couple of copies. OCLC

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books, ABAA]
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        The Maine Woods

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864. First edition. Bookplate; two small name labels partly removed, one from front pastedown and one from first blank leaf; hinges rubbed; slight wear to spine-ends; slight fading, still an attractive copy.. 8vo, 328pp, no ads; plum cloth. From the library of businessman, philanthropist, and New Jersey Democratic political figure George Mason LaMonte.

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        The Naturalist on the River Amazons; a Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equator during Eleven Years of Travel.

      London, John Murray, 1864 - Fifth edition, crown 8vo (7 ½” x5”), pp. x, 394, 32 adv, wood engraved frontispiece, plates and illustrations. Original gilt pictorial green cloth. Near fine clean bright copy. A bit of foxing to front blanks, a small marginal corner loss to one leaf. Sheets & plates clean, unmarked, complete. A colleague & sometime traveler with Alfred Russell Wallace, Bates work contributed originally to the theory of evolution. Scarce in such clean bright condition. H7549 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J House Booksellers, ABAA]
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