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        Voyage au Golfe de Californie. Grands Courants de la Mer. Courants Gnraux Atmosphriques. Usages de la vie Maritime. Temptes vers le Ple Austra. Poissons et Oiseaux de la Mer. Description de la Sonora et de ses Riche

      xvi, 544 pp. 8vo. Quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, six compartments, decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, sewn-in silk bookmark. First edition. Illus. with 1 folding lithographed map (hand-colored in outline). Sabin 14925. Barrett 555. Hill pp. 59-61. Palau 57920. "Combier [a French merchant] set out to write an account of the voyages he had undertaken during the course of his business ventures in the New World..[and] established himself primarily in Guaymas and Hermosillo and sailed between Mexican ports such as Guaymas, Acapulco, Mazatlan, and Veracruz. He also visited Valparaiso, Chile and the La Paz-Loreto environs in Baja California. His observations of the people and the terrain visited were carefully noted and included in the account, " (Hill p.61). Map by M. V. A. Malte-Brun includes part of Baja, California, and the southwest with the Apache territories noted. Extremties worn but still a very good copy, tiny tear to map at inner margin.

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        Mexico y sus Alrededores. Coleccion de Monumentos, Trajes y Paisajes, dibujados al natural y litografiados por los artistas Mexicanos. C. Castro, G. Rodriguez, J. Campillo y L. Auda. Bajo la direccion De J. Decaen. Los articulos descriptivos son de los señores : D. Marcos Arroniz, D. José T. De Cuellar, D. Florencio M. Del Castillo, D. Hilarion Frias y Soto, D. Francisco Gonzalez Bocanegra, D. J. M. Gonzalez, D. Luis G. Ortiz, D. Manuel Orozco y Berra, D. Manuel Payno, D. Anselmo De La Portilla, D. José Fernando Ramirez, D. Luis De La Rosa, D. Vicente Segura Argüelles, D. Francisco Zarco y D. Niceto De Zamacois. Segunda Edicion, Aumentada. - Mexico et ses environs. Collection de vues, monuments et costumes dessinés d'après nature et lithographiés par les artistes Mexicaine. Seconde édition augmentée.

      Folio. Vortitel, Titel, 67 S., 3 n.n. S., 1 w.Bl. Text zweispaltig in Spanisch und Französisch. Mit einem gefalteten kolorierten Plan, koloriertem lithografiertem Titel und 47 handkolorierten Ansichten auf 43 Tafeln. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel, goldgeprägtem Rückenschild und schwarzgeprägter Rückenverzierung. Palau 167516. - Colas, 547 - . Lipperheide, 1624. - Sabin, 48590. (Alle abweichend für die Ausgabe 1855 mit 32 Textseiten und 32 oder 31 Tafeln). - Zweite, wesentlich erweiterte Ausgabe des reichen und opulent lithografierten Ansichtenwerkes. Der grösste Teil der von Decaen abgezogenen Lithografien stammt von Casimiro Castro, dem berühmtesten mexikanischen Grafiker seiner Zeit. Das Werk erschien in Fortsetzungslieferungen. Entsprechend den Zeitumständen ist die Anzahl der Tafeln, unabhängig von der Auflage, vielfach abweichend. Die Tafeln mit Gesamtansichten von Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, Orizaba, zum Teil aus der Luft aufgenommen und mit Detailansichten der Stadt und ihrer Umgebung. 9 Tafeln mit Trachtendarstellungen, 1 Tafel mit Antiquitäten, 1 Tafel mit Kikapoos. Alle Tafeln in schönem Kolorit. 13 Tafeln und der lithografierte Titel zum Teil auf stark gebräuntem Papier. Alle anderen Tafeln annähernd fleckenlos auf weissem Papier. - All bibliographies differing for the 1855 edition with 32 pages of text and 32 or 31 plates). Second largely enhanced edition of the rich and opulently lithographed pictured volume. Most of the lithographs printed by Decaen were painted by Casimiro Castro, one of the most well-known Mexican illustrators of the time. This work was released as a sequence. Therefore and depending on the period, the numbers of the plates vary independently of the issues. The plates with overall views of Mexico, Veracruz, Puebla, Orizaba, are partly taken from above and show detailed views of the city and its surroundings. 9 plates with traditional costumes, 1 plate with antiquities, 1 plate with Kikapoos. All plates with beautiful colours. 13 plates and the lithograph title on partly strongly browned paper. All other plates on almost immaculate white paper. [12 Warenabbildungen bei antiquariat.de]

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        Robinson Crusoe

      Prang L. & Co. (Boston: Prang, L., & Co., c. 1864). 12mo. (16)pp. Illustrated throughout by chromolithography, the illustrations surrounding the central text of poetry by Lydia L. Very. This title was part of the "Doll Series" of shaped books published by Prang, and were "among the first publications of L. Prang & Company." McClinton writes that these books are "some of the most interesting and fascinating items Prang published," going on to say that "today these books are valuable items for the collector of children's books." Light wrinkling to covers, else fine in shaped pictorial wrappers.

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        A fine signed albumen photograph, 6 1/2 x 5 inches, laid down on the original mount, 13 x 12 inches overall. Showing the 14-year old Prince during the ascent of Mont Blanc in 1864, he ascending on foot as far as the Grand Mulcts.

      Chamonix: Joseph Tairraz, photographer, 1864.. Arthur is central in the photograph with Major Elphinstone V.C. to his left and Colonel Seymour to his right, with four guides to the rear. Signed by all three on the mount below the image. Also inscribed "Ascent of Mont Blanc as far as 'Les Grand Mulcts' 12th August 1864".With photographer's stamp on the mount. Very good. Rare and attractive.

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        The Palm Tree

      T. Nelson and Sons. London. T. Nelson and Sons. 1864. Bound in gilt ruled black calfskin. Gilt ruled spine compartments with elaborate gilt tooled motifs. Gilt ruled raised bands. Gilt tooled edges. Gilt titles. a.e.g. 12mo. Wonderfully illustrated throughout with full page chromolithographic plates by the author. The mildest of scuffing to covers. Corners extremely mildly rubbed. Very mild usual offset to prelims, else a Near Fine, crisp copy. Very rare.

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        The Universal Code of Signals for the Mercantile Marine of all Nations,

      London, Richardson Brothers, , 1864. by the Late Captain Marryat, R.N. with a Selection of Sentences adapted for Convoys, and Systems of Geometrical, Night, & Fog Signals. Octavo. (244 × 154mm) Original blue embossed cloth, rebacked with the original spine laid down, title gilt to the upper board. 8 chromolithographic plates of plates, one of them double-page of "Maritime Merchant Flags of all Nations." Lightly browned, one plate a little torn, now repaired, no loss, cloth a little rubbed, sunned at the spine. Renowned as a story-teller of the sea, Marryat was elected to the Royal Society in 1819 mainly on the strength of this adaptation of Sir Home Popham's system of signaling, first published 1817. "This earned him a large and regular income." (ODNB) He later received the Légion d'Honneur from the king of France "for services rendered to science and navigation". "The copyright of this Code of Signals, by which the Mercantile Marine of the whole world has so greatly benefited, became, from a very early period, the property of the late Mr. J.M. Richardson. The Edition of 1841 was the last edited by the original inventor... but since then five large Editions has been issued, each greatly extended and improved." (Preface.) Front endpapers with request that "Owners and Captains of Vessels desirous" of having their official number or names included to apply to the publishers, and advertising the publication of French, Spanish and Italian translations and imminent issue of German and Norwegian editions, and the availability of the "Flags used in this Code of Signals". Bound in at the rear is a leaf with the "Royal Humane Society's Directions for the Recovery of the Apparently Drowned." Marryat had been awarded "the Society's honorary medallion in 1821 for his design for a lifeboat and for his gallantry in saving life at sea." None of the editions of the Code are common, two copies only on COPAC, Oxford and NLS, OCLC records just three copies in the US, NMM has a copy. Contemporary armorial bookplate of [Col.] Charles A.W. Troyte to the front pastedown together with his pencilled initials.

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        o. T. [Gebirgsbach]. Oel auf Leinwand.

      76 x 103 cm, Tadellos, gerahmt Unten rechts monogrammiert T S 64. Traugott Schieß (1834 St. Gallen - 1869 München). Landschaftsmaler. Gebirgsveduten und Ideallandschaften. Tätig in München und in der Schweiz Traugott Schiess wurde als Sohn des Pfarrers Johann Heinrich Schiess in St. Gallen geboren. Er verbrachte seine Kindheit und Jugend zum grössten Teil in Grabs in einem vom väterlichen Pietismus geprägten Umfeld. Nach Abschluss des Schulbesuchs liess er sich in St. Gallen zum Lithografen ausbilden. 1851 folgte er seinem Bruder Heinrich, dem späteren Professor für Augenheilkunde, nach Basel und wurde Schüler des Landschaftsmalers und Aquarellisten Friedrich Horner. 1854 übersiedelte Schiess nach München, wo ihn Johann Gottfried Steffan als Schüler in sein Atelier aufnahm. Daneben besuchte er Abendkurse an der Akademie und übte sich bei Friedrich Voltz in der Tiermalerei. Ab 1855 unternahmen Schiess und Steffan mit Freunden Studienreisen in die bayrischen Alpen und in die Schweiz. 1857 und in den folgenden Jahren verbrachten die beiden den Sommer gemeinsam mit andern Malern auf der Richisau im Klöntal. Dort lernte Schiess Rudolf Koller kennen, der zu seinem Vorbild wurde und bei dem er in der Folge zweimal für kurze Zeit seine Studien in der Tiermalerei fortsetzte. 1858-59 teilte er in München die Wohnung mit Jost Schiffmann, danach mit Theodor Schütz. In diese Zeit fallen Begegnungen mit Franz von Lenbach und Arnold Böcklin, der in Steffans Atelier arbeitete. 1862 heiratete er Emilie Steffan, die älteste Tochter seines Lehrers. Schon immer kränklich, verschlechterte sich sein Gesundheitszustand 1868 merklich. Ein Jahr später starb er an einer Lungenentzündung, von der er sich in Davos vergeblich Heilung erhofft hatte. Obwohl die Schaffenszeit von Traugott Schiess nur gerade gut 15 Jahre umfasst, lässt sich sein Werk in verschiedene Phasen einteilen. Das Frühwerk besteht aus kleinmeisterlichen Aquarellen biedermeierlicher Prägung, grossenteils Kopien nach deutschen Romantikern, die den Einfluss von Horner verraten. In München wandte sich Schiess der Ölmalerei zu, wobei seine ersten Werke Kopien nach Steffan und Voltz sind. Innerhalb von drei Jahren übernahm Schiess die Technik und die Naturauffassung von Steffan vollständig, so dass es schwierig ist, unsignierte Werke der späten fünfziger Jahre dem einen oder andern zuzuschreiben. In diese Zeit fallen vor allem kleinere Gebirgsansichten, die von einer sicheren Pinselführung und einem feinen Farbsinn zeugen. Obwohl er sich bei Koller in den folgenden Jahren intensiv dem Studium der Tiere widmete, dienten ihm diese jedoch selten als eigentliches Sujet, sondern vielmehr als Staffage für seine Landschaften. Kollers Einfluss macht sich auch in der Abwendung von Steffans disziplinierter Pinselführung und in der Hinwendung zu einem freieren Duktus bemerkbar. Hauptmotive der Zeit um 1860 sind Bergbäche, Wasserfälle, kleine Ausschnitte aus Gebirgslandschaften und Detailstudien, die sich durch eine grosse Naturtreue in der Farbwahl auszeichnen. Etwa ab 1863 begann Schiess ein Schwergewicht auf Ideallandschaften mit dramatischer Wolkenstimmung zu legen. Farblich und technisch orientierte er sich an den Malern von Barbizon. Unklar ist, ob die Schwere dieser Stimmungsbilder auf Böcklins Einfluss zurückgeht. Neben bekannten Malern wie Eduard Schleich dem Älteren kann Schiess sowohl zu den ersten Rezipienten des Paysage intime in München und der Deutschschweiz als auch zu den Vorläufern des typischen Münchner Naturlyrismus der Jahrhundertwende gerechnet werden. Die zahlreichen in Deutschland und der Schweiz, nach England und Amerika verkauften Bilder zeugen von seiner Beliebtheit, und die Präsenz seiner Werke an der Berliner Jahrhundertausstellung von 1906 zeigt, dass man ihm damals einen gewissen Stellenwert innerhalb der deutschen Kunstgeschichte zubilligte. Werke: Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen; Schweinfurt (D), Sammlung Georg Schäfer; Kunsthaus Zürich. (SIK - Markus Schöb, 1998)

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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux exotiques.

      (2 Bl.), 156, XII S., 32 S. (Catalogue de la librairie F. Savy), gestochener kolorierter Zwischentitel, 80 kolorierte Stahlstich-Tafeln von Pauquet, 2 (1 doppelblattgroß) Holzstich-Tafeln. Grüner Original-Leinenband (Gelenke kaum merklich restauriert). Dritte Ausgabe des hervorragend illustrierten Prachtwerkes über exotische Vögel. - Zimmer II, 382: "Brief descriptions of a number of representative species of non-European birds, illustrated by handcoloured engravings. Latin names are given to most of the species treated. The work forms the second volume of the first edition of the 'Bibliothèque Zoologique', of which the second edition appeared in 1846. A third edition, by Prévost und Lemaire was published in 1863. A companion volume, in all three editions, is entitled, 'Hist. Nat. des Ois. d'Europe'..." Nissen, Illustrierte Vogelbücher 540 hält (abweichend von Zimmer) die vorliegende Ausgabe für die zweite und nennt erst für 1879 eine dritte Ausgabe. - Die beiden unkolorierten Tafeln mit Abbildungen zum separat paginierten Schlußkapitel "De la chasse et la preparation des oiseaux". - Textteil leicht stockfleckig, Tafeln nicht betroffen.

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        O Proischozhdenii Vidov... [Russian: On the Origin of Species]. Perevel c anglijskago [translated from Eglish by] S.A. Rachinsky.

      S.-Peterburg, 1864. 8vo. Very nice contemporary brown half calf with four raised bands and gilding to spine. Moiret-cloth over boards. Slight wear to upper capital, but otherwise very fine. Inner hinges a bit weak, but still fine and tight. Small old owner's stamp to title-page (Philipovitch Cazan) and remains of tiny old (presumably bookseller-) stamps to back end-papers. A very nice, clean, and fresh copy. XIV, 399, (1) pp. + 1 plate. (p. 399 erroneously paginated 339).. Extremely rare first edition of the first Russian translation of Darwin's "Origin of Species", a main reason for the widespread effect of Darwinism in Russia, where the theory met less resistance in the 1860'ies than it did in Western Europe. In Russia Darwinism had a profound influence not only upon the different sciences, but also on philosophy, economic and political thought, and the great literature of the period. For instance, both Tolstoy and Dostoevsky referenced Darwin in their most important works, as did numerous other thinkers of the period."In 1864, S.A. Rachinsky, professor of plant physiology at St. Petersburg University, produced the first Russian translation of the "Origin". Although not a masterpiece of translation art, the book sold out so quickly that in 1865 it went through a second printing. By this time Darwin's ideas were discussed not only by scientists but also by such popular writers as Dmitri Pisarev and M. A. Antinovich." (Glick, p. 232). Rachinsky began translating the "Origin" in 1862 and wrote an important article on the theories presented in it, while working on the translation. This article and the translation of the "Origin" into Russian were responsible for the great success and rapid, widespread knowledge of Darwinian theory of evolution in Russia. "Darwin was concerned that the "Origin of Species" reach naturalists across the world, but translations of that complicated work raised problems for Darwin. If he found it difficult to make the reader "understand what is meant" in England and America, at least in those two countries he and the reader were discussing the "Origin of Species" in the same language. Foreign language editions raised not only the thorny question of translating Darwinian terms, but also the problem of translators, who often thought it proper to annotate their editions to explain the "significance" of Darwinism. The first Russian translation of the "Origin of Species" (1864) appeared, however, without any comment whatever by the translator, Sergei A. Rachinsky, professor of botany at the University of Moscow. Rachinsky had begun the translation in 1862 and published an article on Darwinism while continuing work on the translation in 1863." (Rogers, p. 485). In the year of publication of the translation, 1864, Pisarev wrote a long article in "The Russian Word", which purports to be a review of this translation; the critic complains about the absence of notes and commentaries by the translator. Pisarev furthermore points to several errors in the translation and to numerous infelicities of expression. Acknowledging the importance of the work, however, and of the spreading of Darwinism in Russia, he goes on in his own essay to provide a much more popular account of Darwin's theory and to impress upon his readers its revolutionary significance.Nikolai Strakhov also reviewed the translation immediately upon publication, acknowledging the effect it would have. Strakhov, however, recognized potential dangers inherent in the theory and expressed them in his review of Rachinsky's translation. He praised the work for its thoroughness and rejoiced in the evidence that man constituted the highest stage of organic development; but then he went on to argue that by moving into questions of philosophy and theology, the Darwinists were exceeding the limits of scientific evidence. Like Pisarev, Tolstoy enthusiastically embraced Darwinism. "The first mention of Darwin in Tolstoy's literary "Nachlass" is found in one of the drafts to "War and Peace". There Darwin is listed, apparently quite favorably, among leading thinkers "working toward new truth" [...] Thus by the late 1860's the name of Darwin as a leading scientist was already familiar to Tolstoy and duly respected." (McLean, p. 160). A fact which is often overlooked is that Tolstoy actually knew Rachinsky quite well. Interestingly, it was in a letter to Rachinsky, in reply to a question about the structure of "Anna Karenina", that Tolstoy made the famous statement (that all Tolstoy scholars and lovers know by heart): "I am proud of the architecture - the arches are joined in such a way that you cannot discover where the keystone is". Like Strakhov, however, Dostoevsky, acknowledging the significance of the "Origin", saw the dangers of the theory. In the same year as the publication of Rachinsky's translation, he lets the narrator in "Notes from Underground" (1864) launch his attack on Darwinism , beginning: "As soon as they prove you, for instance, that you are descended from a monkey, then it's no use scowling, you just have to accept it."In "Crime and Punishment" (two years later, 1866) the Darwinian overtones inherent in Raskolnikov's theory of the extraordinary man are unmistakable. He describes the mechanism of "natural selection," where, according to the laws of nature, by the crossing of races and types, a "genius" would eventually emerge. In general, Darwinian themes and Darwin's name occur in many contexts in a large number of Dostoevsky's works.Freeman: 748. See: James Allen Rogers: The Reception of Darwin's Origin of Species by Russian Scientists. In: Isis, Vol. 64, No. 4 (Dec., 1973), pp. 484-503.Thomas F. Glick: The Comparative Reception of Darwinism. 1974.Hugh McLean: In Quest of Tolstoy. 2008

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        U.S. Grant to General Meade: Prepare Defenses For Our Flank, as the Campaign of May 1864 is Launched

      In March 1864, U.S. Grant was summoned from& the Western Theater, promoted to lieutenant general,& and given command of all Union armies. He& chose to make his headquarters with the Army of& the Potomac, although Meade remained the actual& commander of that army. He left Maj. Gen. William& T. Sherman in command of most of the western& armies. Grant devised a coordinated strategy that& would strike at the heart of the Confederacy from& multiple directions: Grant, Meade, and Benjamin& Butler against Lee near Richmond, Virginia; Franz& Sigel in the Shenandoah Valley; Sherman to invade& Georgia, defeat Joseph E. Johnston, and capture Atlanta;& George Crook and William W. Averell to operate& against railroad supply lines in West Virginia;& Nathaniel Banks to capture Mobile, Alabama. This& was the first time the Union armies would have a coordinated& offensive strategy across a number of theaters.& And although previous Union campaigns in& Virginia had the Confederate capital of Richmond as& their primary objective, this time the objective was& the destruction of Lee's army. Grant ordered Meade,& "Wherever Lee goes, there you will go also."& The scene of action in 1864 was to be the oft-contested ground to the west of Fredericksburg,& where the two armies faced each other across the line of the Rapidan River, in substantially the& same positions they had occupied for most of the war. The Rapidan is a tributary of the Rappahannock& River that runs just to the south of the main flow, so Grant's forces were mostly between& the two rivers. Bull Run, the site of the first great battle of the war, was to the north, between the& Rappahannock and Washington. Grant's foe, General Robert E. Lee, was a brilliant tactician renowned& for making daring and game-changing attacks on Union flanks during battles, and had& done so with great success at Second Bull Run and Chancellorsville. Grant was determined not& to allow Lee to play this card with effect again. Because he would be attacking from northwest& to southeast, his chief concern was that Lee would fight a holding operation at his front, and& moving west and north, would try to flank him on his right (Lee's left), cross the Rappahannock,& and get between the Army of the Potomac and Washington. That would mean the end of Grant's& plans, as he would immediately have to break off and retreat in the face of the enemy (not an& easy feat in itself), and then rush to protect the nation's capital. So Grant acted to close off that& possibility just prior to launching his campaign.& Autograph Letter Signed on Washington telegraph paper, in pencil, April 20, 1864 to Major General& George Meade, ordering him to "Set Engineers to building Blockhouses at all the bridges between& Bull Run & the Rappahannock both included. They should be put up with all rapidity." The letter is& signed "U. S. Grant Lt. Gen." The series of blockhouses were designed to obstruct an attempted& flanking attack and river crossing by Lee and thus provide defensive cover for the Army of the& Potomac's imminent campaign which began on May 3, 1864. In addition to preventing Lee's advancing& too far north, the blockhouses would also help secure the railroad between Washington,& Manassas and Brandy Station, a critical route to help supply Grant's massive army. The letter is& matted and framed with a colored period engraving of Grant.& This was the beginning of the Overland Campaign, the bloodiest campaign in American history& and the turning point in the Civil War. Soon Lee would be bottled up in Petersburg and the end& would be just a matter of time.

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        [American Express Train]

      [New York: Currier & Ives, 1864]. Lithograph, coloured by hand. Cut to the edge of the image. Visible image size: 17 1/4 x 27 inches. Matted, framed and glazed. One of Currier & Ives greatest images, an emblem of the great westward push and the realisation of the American Dream 'A passenger train moves forward, diagonally, toward the lower right corner of the print. Thick black smoke billows out the smokestack. There is a river with a riverboat and ... [three] sailboats in the right background' (Gale). The same image was also issued as Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad. (Gale 0319) - issued in 1864 according to Gale, but probably not issued until about 1870 when the A. M. & O. was formed. The link to A. M. & O. perhaps suggest that the view is imtended to represent a section of track beside the river Mississippi. Conningham Currier & Ives Prints 0130; Gale Currier & Ives: A Catalogue Raisonné 0143

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        KINGSBRIDGE ESTUARY

      Published by G.P. Friend, 1864. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. With Rambles in the Neighbourhood. Red embossed cloth, gilt titles and vignette. 26 original mounted albumen photographs. 172 pages. Book: Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Rebacked some time ago with original spine laid down. Covers very slightly grubby. [S]

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        CHRISTMAS POEMS AND PICTURES

      1864. 2. CHRISTMAS. (MOORE,CLEMENT) CHRISTMAS POEMS AND PICTURES: A Collection of Songs, Carols and Descriptive Poems relating to the festival of Christmas. NY: James G. Gregory 1864 (previous owner inscription Christmas 1863). 4to, (7 1/4 x 9 1/4"), green cloth stamped in gold, all edges gilt, 96p., slight wear to spine ends and tips, foxing throughout, mainly in margins else tight and VG. The text includes an early printing of A Visit From St. Nicholas with an early engraving of Santa by Thomas Nast. There is also a fantastic Christmas tree adorned with decorations by F.A. Chapman. The book, by various authors, is arranged in categories and embellished with beautiful full page and smaller engravings by leading artists of the time including Birket Foster, John Gibert, John Hows and others. This is an interesting Christmas book. See Marshall 58 (not seen).

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        HAND BOOK Of The UNITED STATES NAVY: Being a Compilation of All the Principal Events in the History of Every Vessel of The United States Navy. From April, 1861, to May, 1864

      D. Van Nostrand 192 Broadway. New York:: D. Van Nostrand, 192 Broadway.. 1864.. 12mo. 7-5/8" x 5". 1st edition (Nevins I, 230; Sabin 57742; Seagrave, p. 524). Not in Broadfoot. iv, [5] - 277, [13] pp. 11 pages of publisher adverts follow text. Last leaf blank.. Original publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & gilt graphic of a ship to front board.. Spine a bit sun darkened. Period pos & label of Samuel W. Very. ("Midn U. S. N. / San Francisco / Aug. 9 1867"). Foxing throughout,. primarily confined to margins. A solid VG copy.. "Osbon a journalist, volunteer clerk and signal officer to Farragut." This volume "a dictionary of material about the Navy to 1864; contains interesting descriptions of technical books in use during the Civil War." [Nevins]. Very a Naval Officer of some repute, who was designated a Midshipman 23 February 1863, being promoted to the rank of Ensign in March 1868. He would go on to achieve the rank of Rear Admiral, with one of his final postings in the early 20th C as Commandant, Naval Station Honolulu. While this work is quite common in an institutional setting, it is scarce in the trade, e.g., ABPC & Americana Exchange recording no such instances.

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        The Principles of Political Economy, with some Inquiries Respecting their Application..,

      the Fifth Edition, Corrected and Greatly Improved, xxiv, 517pp royal 8vo, INSCRIBED "FROM THE AUTHOR"; THE LAST AUTHOR'S EDITION, original cloth, slight wear to hinges but an excellent uncut and unopened presentation copy, Edinburgh, Black, 1864. The last edition published the year of McCulloch's death. Photograph available on request.

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        The Platforms (1864 Election Broadside)

      Printed broadside, text in two columns, 9x11 1/2.A little browned, a few marginal nicks and short tears, tape repairs on verso; else very good. The platforms of the National Union Ticket, supporting Lincoln for President, and Andrew Johnson for Vice President, is juxtaposed with that of the Democartic Party, supporting George B. McClellan for President. According to the commentary, the Union Platform wants to defeat the South through force of arms, and end slavery. It seems that the Democartic Party is silent on the subject of slavery, and is more interested in obtaining peace now.

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        The Maine Woods

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

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        Mount Sinai and the Holy Land in 1864. IN WHOLLY UNRESTORED PUBLISHER'S BINDING

      Alfred Gadsby, 1864. 8vo., First Edition, with 4 engraved illustrations (2 full-page) and a full-page engraved map in the text; neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original brown cloth, boards elaborately framed and blocked in blind, upper board lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers, upper joint very lightly rubbed else a remarkably well-preserved, bright, clean copy. With 2pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end.Vividly-written personal account of the author's journey from Marseilles through Palestine and Egypt in 1864.A MOST DESIRABLE COPY, IN THE PUBLISHER'S ORIGINAL AND FRAGILE BINDING, OF A WORK FAR SCARCER THAN ITS PREDECESSOR 'MY WANDERINGS'.RARE.

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        Städtewappen des Österreichischen Kaiserstaates. (Teil) I. Königreich Böhmen. Originalausgabe. (Vorrede vom Autor datiert 10.Jänner 1860)

      Erste /1./ Ausgabe. VIII, 146 Textseiten und 37 lithogr. Farbtafeln (mit Seienhämdchen) mit 560 Städtewappen. Zeitgen. Halbledereinband auf 6 falschen Bünden. 4to. Der Zeit entsprechen, gutes, wohl erhaltenes Exemplar. Leder aussen normal berieben, innen sauber und ohne Stock- bzw. Braunflecken. Das Werk ist alphabetisch gegliedert.

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        Anteckningar Rörande Svenska Regementers historia samt Norska Arméens Uniformer.

      Stockholm 1864. Örebro 1866. Eklund & Giron. C. E. Fritze's Bokhandel. Folio. Ett nära samtida halvläderband. Gulddekorerad rygg samt förgylld titel å rygg. Innehållande 32 litografier i färg med tillhörande text, planschstorlek 48,5 X 38 cm. Tryfferad med 10 kartor författade och ritade av J. Mankell. Kartorna visar Svenska fältslag, bataljer under 1600-talets första hälft. Kartorna är delvis handkolorerade. Samt: Ett grönt klotband av senare datum. Folio. Främre pärm präglat med förgylld text : Norska Arméens Uniformer 1866. Innehållande 8 monterade litografier i färg. Textsidorna 7, 35, 37, rörande Svenska armén, samt planscherna på sidorna 39, 43, 67, 69 lagade/förstärkta i marginalen. Fackmannamässigt utförd lagning, mycket fint och diskret gjort. Ingen förlust av text. Ett fåtal lagerfläckar. Komplett exemplar tryfferad med kartor.. Ett mycket vackert set i fin kondition. Observera tryfferingen av kartor som ej hör till verket, dock författade samt ritade av J. Mankell

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        Billedbog til Forstandsøvelse for Børn.

      (Efter Bohny). Odense: Hempel [1864]. Med håndkoloreret litograferet titelblad + 36 håndkolorerede litograferede plancher. Tvær4to. (4) s. + pl. Samt. kartonbind med brun shirtingsryg og hjørner. På forpermen, opklæbet, det litograferede titelblad i sort/hvid. Forpermen med tre små pletter.With handcoloured lithographed titlepage + 36 handcoloured lithographed plates. Oblong 4to. (4) pp. + plates. Contp. boards with brown clothspine and -corners and with the lithographed titlepage in b/w mounted on frontcover. Frontcover with 3 small stains.. Dansk udgave af Niklaus Bohnys pædagogiske lærebog "Neues Bilderbuch. Anleitung zum Anschauen, Denken und Rechnen für Kinder von 2½ bis 7. Jahren", som første gang udkom i Esslingen 1848. 'Hvorvidt det er lykkedes mig ved foreliggende Værk, hvori for størstedelen Talforholdet er stillet i Forgrunden som ledende Princip og hvor der tillige er taget hensyn til udviklingen og Barnets Evne til at ytre sig, at vise, hvorledes ovenomtalte Maalkan naaes, vil Resultatet vise. ... Derfor kan denne Billedbog, omendskjønt især bestemt for Børnestue, ogsaa anvendes paa det første Trin af Elementarundervisningen som et passende Underviisningsmiddel til Regne- Tænke- og Taleøvelser' (fra bogens forord). Den schweiziske lærer og pædagog Niklaus Bohny (1815-56) var stærkt påvirket af pædagogen Johan Heinrich Pestalozzi (1747-1827), som var en af grundlæggerne af det 18. århundredes pædagogik.Danish edition of Niklaus Bohny's textbook of pedagogy "Neues Bilderbuch. Anleitung zum Anschauen, Denken und Rechnen für Kinder von 2½ bis 7. Jahren", which was first published in Esslingen 1848

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        Die Preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Nach amtlichen quellen

      Berlin, verlag der Koniglichen Geheimen ober-Hofbuchdruckerei (R. v. Decker), 1864 - 1873 In 8°, leg. orig. in piena tela editoriale, filetti a secco ai piatti, tit. in oro ai dorsi, 4 Tomi in 2 Voll.: pp.XXII-352; X-375; XI-426; VIII-448. Grande opera illustrata, completa delle tavv. f.t. e delle carte geografiche così distribuite nelle 4 parti: 12 tavv. al I tomo; 12 tavv. al II tomo; 1 carta geogr. più volte pieg. al II tomo, infine 24 tavv. + 1 carta geogr. al IV tomo. Le incisioni, stampate su carta di Cina furono probabilmente eseguite dai disegni dello stesso Albert Berg (Berlino 1825 - Hallstatt 1884) diplomatico tedesco, viaggiatore, e pittore. Questo libro è la testimonianza della spedizione prussiana in Asia Orientale (1860-1862) a cui partecipò. Le tavole raffigurano paesaggi, edifici, scorci animati delle cittadine visitate. Normali fiorit. peraltro ottima conservaz.

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        THE SANITARY COMMISSION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY

      1864. Paperback. Very Good. IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS THE SANITARY COMMISSION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY. A Succinct Narrative of its Works and Purposes. NY, Published for the benefit of the United States Sanitary Commission, 1864. First edition. Octavo. vi, 318 pp. The Sanitary Commission coordinated the efforts of volunteers, mostly women, who raised money, ran hospital ships, kitchens and rest homes, and tended the wounded during the Civil War. It was created in 1861 and disbanded in 1866, its last task being helping soldiers to receive their back pay and pensions. The details of supplies, personnel, locations, battles, kinds of wounds, the "War against Scurvy," aid to different branches of the service, are all laid out. Dampstain to lower edge of first third of text; light library stamp inside cover and on reverse of title; final blank removed. On the whole very good in original printed wrappers, showing some folds, rubbing, and a superficial 3 inch split to front hinge. An important primary source for Civil War research. (Sabin 76678).

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        LIFE OF JOSEPH BRANT, (THAYENDANEGEA) Including the Border Wars of the American Revolution, and Sketches of Indian Campaigns of Generals Harmar, St. Clair, and Wayne, and other Matters Connected with the Indian Relations of the United States

      J. Munsell Albany, NY: J. Munsell, 1864. Two volume set. Vol. I: xxxii, 500 pages of text. Vol. II: viii, 630 pages of text including an index. This is one of only 50 large paper copies printed. Bound is contemporary (old) half leather with raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration on spine and marbled paper-covered boards. Minor rubbing to extremities, with a few tiny chips, with hinges starting to weaken. Bindings remain intact and attractive; protected in custom stiff archival mylar. Illustrated with four portraits and three plans, of which two are fold-out. The top edge of all of the first volume affected by slight staining, which reaches one of the plates and some of the text. The top edge of the second volume is stained as well, but only a few pages at the end of the text, not affecting plates or text. The staining does not detract from the function or exterior appearance of this beautiful set. Howes S1040 "best addition with index added." Title continues"...and Great Britain, from the Peace of 1783 to the Indian Peace of 1795." Engraved bookplates of G. W. Wales and Rodman Wanamaker in each volume. As stated in the National Anthropological Archives; between 1908 and 1913, Wanamaker, son of a Philadelphia department store owner, sponsored three expeditions to the American Indians.These were photographic expeditions intended to document a passing way of life and make the Indian "first-class citizens" to save them from extinction. Joseph K. Dixon was the photographer. On the first expedition, he made many portraits and captured scenes of Indian life. The expedition climaxed on the Crow Reservation with the filming of a motion picture about Hiawatha. The second expedition in 1909 involved a motion filming a reenactment of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. etc. William Leete Stone (1792-1844).. First thus edition. Hardcover. Very good- condition. Small quarto (4to).

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        Tom Moody's Tales

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

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        Complete Works, The

      1864. The People's EditionIRVING, Washington. The Complete Works. [People's Edition]. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1864. Twenty-six small octavo volumes (6 5/16 x 4 inches; 160 x 102 mm). Engraved frontispieces, head-and-tailpieces. Bound ca. 1880 in three-quarter plum calf over marbled boards ruled in blind. Smooth spines with two slightly raised bands, elaborately lettered and decorated in gilt. Marbled edges and endpapers. Spines uniformly and attractively sunned. A fine set.Washington Irving (1783-1859), American author, wit, and man of society. His highly successful burlesque, A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty (1809), supposedly by Diedrich Knickerbocker, has been called “the first great book of comic literature written by an American” (The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature). His best-known book, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (1820), contains sketches of English life, essays on American subjects, and American adaptations of German folk-tales (including “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”). It was followed by other popular works, including Bracebridge Hall (1822). Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905) was the American actor who became identified with Rip Van Winkle.

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        What a Feed I've Had (ink drawing)

      No Binding. Very good. A delightful ink drawing by English illustrator, Phil May (1864 - 1903), who made regular contributions to many periodicals, including the Sydney Bulletin, St. Stephens Review, Daily Graphics, and Punch. He also published his own annuals from 1892 - 1905 and supplemented these with additional larger albums. Examples of his work can be found at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum. May, a short man of slight build, has drawn himself in a wonderfully comic manner, as is typical of his self-portraits. He depicts himself as being enormously fat and smoking a cigar following a meal. The drawing is inscribed by May and reads: "Menu. Savoy Omlette, Cold Beef (plat de jour), Spring Onions (off), Cabbage (pickled)" and is titled "What a Feed I';ve Had." It is also signed by the artist, "Fill May." The drawing has been mounted on a piece of archival board and matted. The bottom right corner of the paper is missing; to make this less evident; the board behind the drawing has been watercolored in light blue to match the color of the paper. There are a few light spots of foxing to the paper. Ink drawing measures 7 x 5 inches. The mat measures 19 x 12.5 inches. ART/050609. Very good.

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        O Proischozhdenii Vodov... [Russian: On the Origin of Species]. Perevel c anglijskago [translated from Eglish by] S.A. Rachinsky.

      S.-Peterburg, 1864. 8vo. Nice contemporary red half calf with four raised bands and gilding to spine. Purple moiret-clooth over boards. A bit of wear to spine and extremities. Elegant old owner's stamp to half-title, and old bookseller stamp to bottom of title-page. Very light damp stain to first leaves. A bit of light brownspotting. All in all a nice and fine copy. XIV, 399, (1) pp. + 4 pp. of advertisements. (p. 399 erroneously paginated 339).. Extremely rare first edition of the first Russian translation of Darwin's "Origin of Species", a main reason for the widespread effect of Darwinism in Russia, where the theory met less resistance in the 1860'ies than it did in Western Europe. In Russia Darwinism had a profound influence not only upon the different sciences, but also on philosophy, economic and political thought, and the great literature of the period. For instance, both Tolstoy and Dostoevsky referenced Darwin in their most important works, as did numerous other thinkers of the period."In 1864, S.A. Rachinsky, professor of plant physiology at St. Petersburg University, produced the first Russian translation of the "Origin". Although not a masterpiece of translation art, the book sold out so quickly that in 1865 it went through a second printing. By this time Darwin's ideas were discussed not only by scientists but also by such popular writers as Dmitri Pisarev and M. A. Antinovich." (Glick, p. 232). Rachinsky began translating the "Origin" in 1862 and wrote an important article on the theories presented in it, while working on the translation. This article and the translation of the "Origin" into Russian were responsible for the great success and rapid, widespread knowledge of Darwinian theory of evolution in Russia. "Darwin was concerned that the "Origin of Species" reach naturalists across the world, but translations of that complicated work raised problems for Darwin. If he found it difficult to make the reader "understand what is meant" in England and America, at least in those two countries he and the reader were discussing the "Origin of Species" in the same language. Foreign language editions raised not only the thorny question of translating Darwinian terms, but also the problem of translators, who often thought it proper to annotate their editions to explain the "significance" of Darwinism. The first Russian translation of the "Origin of Species" (1864) appeared, however, without any comment whatever by the translator, Sergei A. Rachinsky, professor of botany at the University of Moscow. Rachinsky had begun the translation in 1862 and published an article on Darwinism while continuing work on the translation in 1863." (Rogers, p. 485). In the year of publication of the translation, 1864, Pisarev wrote a long article in "The Russian Word", which purports to be a review of this translation; the critic complains about the absence of notes and commentaries by the translator. Pisarev furthermore points to several errors in the translation and to numerous infelicities of expression. Acknowledging the importance of the work, however, and of the spreading of Darwinism in Russia, he goes on in his own essay to provide a much more popular account of Darwin's theory and to impress upon his readers its revolutionary significance.Nikolai Strakhov also reviewed the translation immediately upon publication, acknowledging the effect it would have. Strakhov, however, recognized potential dangers inherent in the theory and expressed them in his review of Rachinsky's translation. He praised the work for its thoroughness and rejoiced in the evidence that man constituted the highest stage of organic development; but then he went on to argue that by moving into questions of philosophy and theology, the Darwinists were exceeding the limits of scientific evidence. Like Pisarev, Tolstoy enthusiastically embraced Darwinism. "The first mention of Darwin in Tolstoy's literary "Nachlass" is found in one of the drafts to "War and Peace". There Darwin is listed, apparently quite favorably, among leading thinkers "working toward new truth" [...] Thus by the late 1860's the name of Darwin as a leading scientist was already familiar to Tolstoy and duly respected." (McLean, p. 160). A fact which is often overlooked is that Tolstoy actually knew Rachinsky quite well. Interestingly, it was in a letter to Rachinsky, in reply to a question about the structure of "Anna Karenina", that Tolstoy made the famous statement (that all Tolstoy scholars and lovers know by heart): "I am proud of the architecture - the arches are joined in such a way that you cannot discover where the keystone is". Like Strakhov, however, Dostoevsky, acknowledging the significance of the "Origin", saw the dangers of the theory. In the same year as the publication of Rachinsky's translation, he lets the narrator in "Notes from Underground" (1864) launch his attack on Darwinism , beginning: "As soon as they prove you, for instance, that you are descended from a monkey, then it's no use scowling, you just have to accept it."In "Crime and Punishment" (two years later, 1866) the Darwinian overtones inherent in Raskolnikov's theory of the extraordinary man are unmistakable. He describes the mechanism of "natural selection," where, according to the laws of nature, by the crossing of races and types, a "genius" would eventually emerge. In general, Darwinian themes and Darwin's name occur in many contexts in a large number of Dostoevsky's works.Freeman: 748. See: James Allen Rogers: The Reception of Darwin's Origin of Species by Russian Scientists. In: Isis, Vol. 64, No. 4 (Dec., 1973), pp. 484-503.Thomas F. Glick: The Comparative Reception of Darwinism. 1974.Hugh McLean: In Quest of Tolstoy. 2008

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        Cavalry Tactics. In Three Parts. School of the Trooper, of the Platoon, of th Squadron, and the Evolutions of a Regiment. Part I Dismounted. Part II Mounted. Part III Evolutions of a Regiment

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1864. Scarce 1864 printing of the official manual of cavalry and dragoon tactics originally published in 1841. Complete with . 450 pages with illustrations. 120 plates (many folding and many showing dragoons or cavalrymen using sabers and lances.) 20 pages of music for bugle calls and a quick march. Tight binding with a few old library reinforcements to hinges and between some signatures. Clean pages with owner's info on front free endpaper. A few pages have pencil highlighting. Several pages have War Department de-accession markings, labels, handstamps, and a pocket Folding plates all present and in very nice condition. Wear to cover, heaviest at top of spine covering. Gilt spine title and date (Cavalry Tactics / 1841) faded but legible. This manual belonged to Frank Michler, who was commissioned as a cavalry officer in the 5th Cavalry Regiment in 1870. Michler received brevet promotions to First Lieutenant and Captain for gallantry in action against the Apaches in Arizona. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel during the Puerto Rican campaign during the Spanish-American War and retired from the Army in 1901 just days before his death. The manual was apparently accessioned into the War Department Library following his death. . Hard Cover. Good +/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        FIRESIDE TRAVELS

      1864. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY LOWELL, James Russell. FIRESIDE TRAVELS. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1864. 324p. First edition. Unrecorded state as it has 5 blank pages before the list of Mr. Lowell's writings. Bound in terra cotta cloth which is somewhat faded. Gilt stamped spine and blind stamped boards. Chips to head and tail. Inscribed "To/C.W.Story,/With the Author's love:/1864."In addition, the book was passed to the recipient's son, Moorfield Storey, the first president of the NAACP with his bookplate on the front pastedown. (BAL 13117)

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        Lincoln beats McClellan 92-77! Rare Poll Book and Tally Papers of the 1864 presidential vote of Buena Vista, Harrison County, Indiana – a year earlier the Harrison town of Corydon was plundered by Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan

      Comprises: (1) Partly printed Poll Book, 12 lined and columned pages, 8.5” x 14”. Completed in manuscript. First page and three inside pages are filled out; the rest are blank. First (cover) page is headed: “State of Indiana, Harrison County, S.S. We the undersigned Board of Judges of an Election held at the town of Buena Vista in Taylor Township, Harrison County, and State of Indiana, on the 8th of November, 1864, for the Election of thirteen Electors for President and Vice President, Certify that the following number of Votes were cast for each Candidate:” Signed by one Inspector, two Clerks, and two Judges. Printed at the left, in a column: “George B. McClellan / and / George H. Pendleton, / For Electors.” followed by 13 names, and “Abraham Lincoln / and / Andrew Johnson, / For Electors.” followed by 13 names. To the right of the name of the first McClellan / Pendleton elector is penned “Received Seventyseven Votes 77” followed by 12 sets of three ditto marks. To the right of the name of the first Lincoln / Johnson elector is penned “Received Ninetytwo Votes 92” followed by 12 sets of three ditto marks. At the bottom is the following statement: “Three double tickets were voted and not counted.” On three inside pages is a list of the names of the 172 voters. Lincoln’s votes (92) + McClellan’s votes (77) + voters who cast tickets for both (3) = 172. Folds. On good quality laid paper. Docketed: “Poll Book / of / Taylor Township / Filed in the clerk office / Nov 10th 1864,” signed by the county clerk. Fine condition. (2) Partly printed Tally Paper, one page, 17.25” x 22.5”. Completed in manuscript. Headed: “A Tally Paper of an Annual Election, held at the town of Buena Vista in Taylor Township, Harrison County, and State of Indiana, on the 8th of November, 1864, for the Election of thirteen Electors for President of the United States.” Bears the signatures of the Inspector, two Judges, and two Clerks. Printed at the left, in the “Names of Candidates” column: “George B. McClellan / and / George H. Pendleton, / For Electors.” followed by 13 names, and “Abraham Lincoln / and / Andrew Johnson, / For Electors.” followed by 13 names. To the right of each of the McClellan / Pendleton electors are 72 slash marks and the words “Seventy seven” on one line followed by 12 ditto marks. To the right of each of the Lincoln / Johnson electors are 92 slash marks and the words “Ninety two” on one line followed by 12 ditto marks. A few ink smudges. Folded. On good quality laid paper. Docketed: “Tally papers / of / Taylor Township / filed in the clerks / office Nov 10th / 1864” signed by the county clerk. Fine condition. The fifth largest state, Indiana’s 13 electoral votes went to President Abraham Lincoln in the 1864 election. He won 53% of the state’s popular vote, 149,887 to 130,230, and the national election defeating Gen. George B. McClellan, winning 55.1% of the popular vote (2.2 million) to 44.9% (1.8 million) and 212 electoral votes to 21. The town of Buena Vista was in Taylor Township in Harrison County, Indiana. Formed in 1808, Harrison County was named for William Henry Harrison, first Governor of the Territory of Indiana. On July 9, 1863, Harrison County was the scene of the Battle of Corydon, the only Civil War battle fought on Indiana soil. 450 members of the Harrison County Home Guard attempted to delay General John Hunt Morgan’s 2,400 Confederate soldiers that day in hopes that Union reinforcements would arrive and stop Morgan’s march through southern Indiana. Gen. Morgan captured the town of Corydon, Indiana’s first state capital. On July 10th, the headline of the “Indianapolis Gazetteer” read “Former Capitol Corydon Ravaged By Morgan’s Raiders; Two Hoosiers Dead.” Morgan and his soldiers had plundered the town, robbing its citizens and taking ransom from store owners threatened with destruction of their buildings. Before leaving the town, while having lunch at the Kintner House Inn, Morgan read the day’s edition of the “Corydon Democrat” which headined: “Glorious News! / Vicksburg Surrendered with Over / 20,000 Prisoners! / The Great Battle at Gettysburg / Penn. Between Gens. Meade and / Lee – Lee Badly whipped.” His hosts later said that upon his reading the paper that he was “noticeably crestfallen.”

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        Autograph Letter Signed, in German, two pages on one 4to sheet, Deir Abou Tor, Jerusalem, November 30, 1946

      Buber writes to the son of his friend Florens Christian Rang (1864-1924), pastor, lawyer and author, identified as a Christian Socialist and whom Buber considered to be a Jurist, philosopher and theologian. In part," I had already heard about you some time ago through Leopold Max. Marxen's live as hard-working settlers in Shave Zin near Naharia. Kratz, who published a series of German poems here over the years lives in Jerusalem...he has a position as a minor official. Benjamin ended in suicide after he had crossed the Franco-Spanish border with a number of others and was told that he would have to return (which later turned out to be false). My help with the highly desirable publication of the literary remains of your father is certainly at the disposal of the editors...As soon as you tell me the time has come, I will have the letters in m possession copied and will send you a copy...In all this time, I have hardly published anything in German, though a series of books in Hebrew, recently also a few things in English. Several volumes are being prepared in English...maybe it will be possible to make a small trip to Germany from Switzerland...." He signs in full, "Martin Buber."

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        Un Buffet de Chemin de Fer / Railway Refreshment Room

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

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        The Judges of England; with Sketches of Their Lives, Miscellaneous

      1864. Foss, Edward [1787-1870]. The Judges of England; with Sketches of Their Lives, and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with the Courts of Westminster, from the Time of the Conquest. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1848-1864. Nine volumes. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary three quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments to spines, marbled edges and endpapers. Minor rubbing to spine ends and corners, light fading to spines. Small scuff to front board of Volume I, tiny stain to spine of Volume VI, partial split near center of text bock of Volume VIII. Interiors clean and bright. A handsome set. * Authoritative biographies of 1,589 chancellors, masters of the rolls, and judges of the courts are provided for each reign, from the time of the Norman Conquest through the reign of Queen Victoria, 1066-1864. Based on original sources, it is an important reference work for legal historians. Considered "the standard authority" in its field by J.C. Robertson in the (cited in the Dictionary of National Biography), it is frequently cited by Holdsworth in A History of English Law. "A" rated in the American Association of Law Schools, Law Books Recommended for Librarians. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) I:715. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations I:127.

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

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

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        A Chronicle of England, B.C. 55-A.D. 1485

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Original navy boards. 8 1/2" x 11 1/2". Edition of 1864. Near fine condition. Pages are clean and bright, plates are spectacular. Heavy navy album-like leather boards with four raised bands along spine and a gilt design across spine and onto front and rear boards. All edges patterned and gilt. Inside rim of leather is elaborately gilt tooled (dentelle work). Marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Roy Truscott. Gift inscription inked via steel pen on free endpage ("Mr. Jas. Freeman Truscott, on his 21st birthday, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jones, Regards and good wishes"-may be the son of Sir Francis Wyatt Truscott). Light wear along leather edges, moderately rubbed at corners. Light foxing to last two pages. Gilt is intact. Spine is solid. Binding is solid. Interior of book is fine, with fine color plates engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. 462 pp. including index. Weight of book: 5 pounds 14 oz.

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        Our Mutual Friend (in original wraps)

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

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

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

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        Panorama of the Seat of War. Birds Eye View of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia

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

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        Runde Strasse in Peking [Pl. 29]

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

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

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

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        [AMERICAN CARD ALBUM]

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

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        THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND ESSAYS OF DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Complete in one volume

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

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        THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE- 3 Volume Set

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

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

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

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        Oeuvres Completes De Moliere

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

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        Les hauts phénomènes de la magie précédés du Spiritisme antique

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

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

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

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        Maxime. A Comedy

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

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