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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

      Henry G. Bohn, London 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. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Byzantine Architecture; Illustrated by Examples of Edifices Erected in the East During the Earliest Ages of Christianity with Historical & Archaeological Descriptions

      Day & Son, London 1864 - (16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches). Half title. Chromolithographed additional title, 70 tinted lithographed or chromolithographed plates, many printed with gold (numbered II-LXX, [plate I being the additional title, plus LX bis), plates XVIII/IXX and LXIX/LXX on same double-page sheets), numerous woodcut illustrations. Early tan cloth over period black cloth covered boards, worn Provenance: Haverhill Public Library (bookplate, blindstamp to title and two text leaves) First English edition. Pullan was architect to the Bodrum Expedition sent to survey the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus in 1857 and also carried out various excavations as agent for the Society of Dilettanti. Texier was in Asia Minor much earlier, but the two collaborated to produce this interesting work. Atabey 1213; Blackmer 1647. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [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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      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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        Autograph quotation signed ("Prof. Dr. Joh. Purkyne").

      Prague, 6. IV. 1864. - Small oblong 8vo. 1 p. "Gang- und gäbe Phrasen unseres constitutionellen Zeitalters. || Das Princip - ist die Theorie, die Moral, das Sollen - die Tugend | Praxis, Op[p]ortunität, führen zum fait accomplit. | Führen gar oft zur Sünde, zum Unglück, zu grausem Verbrechen, | Doch des Frommen Sinn sieht nur das Gute darin. | Wenn das Meer im Frieden dahinwallt, glaubst du, der Sturm wars | Welcher die Flotte verschlang, der nun den Frieden gebracht? | Doch ists wahr: die Menschheit erhebt sich stets jung aus dem Tode, | Und wer das Leben gewann freut sich des goldenen Lichts [.]". Purkinje is known for his discovery of Purkinje fibres, the fibrous tissue that conducts electrical impulses to all parts of the ventricles of the heart. Other discoveries include Purkinje images, reflections of objects from structures of the eye, and the Purkinje shift, the change in the brightness of red and blue colours as light intensity decreases gradually at dusk. Purkyne also introduced the scientific terms "plasma" and "protoplasm". During the last years of his life (from which thre present quotation dates), Purkinje "repeatedly stressed the importance of science and knowledge in practical life. His work [.] was of great importance in the Czech national revival and exerted a lasting effect on the subsequent development of science in his country" (DSB XI, 217).

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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

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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]

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      [New York? 1864?]. - 17pp. Original printed wrappers. Old central vertical fold lines, front wrapper nearly detached. Light dampstaining throughout. Good. A promotional pamphlet including descriptions, letters, and affidavits from various persons concerning the potential of the Henderson Mill in the Colorado Territory. Provides favorable notices of the mining prospects on the Ground Hog Lode, upon which the mill stands and solicits new investors. A scarce, relatively early Colorado mining report.

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        A Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Harvard University for the Academic Year 1863-64

      Cambridge, MA: Sever and Francis, 1864. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good. The 1863-64 catalogue of the officers and students of Harvard University. Notably, the catalogue lists Robert Todd Lincoln (Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln's oldest son) among the graduating class of 1864. The catalogue is well-preserved and solidly VG in its light-blue wrappers, with very light chipping along the spine. 12mo, 100 pgs., "second edition"

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        Memoirs of Lieut.-General Scott, LL.D. Written by Himself

      New York: Sheldon & Co., 1864. Large paper edition. Cloth. Spine chipped at head and heel, front joint partially split, owners' bookplates on front pastedown, 1907 photo of Scott tipped on to free front endpaper, endpaper with chip at spine, otherwise contents very good,many leaves unopened (uncut).. frontis, xxii, 653 pp. Illus. with portraits. One of a special edition of two hundred and fifty copies issued in one volume and printed on large paper in royal octavo size. "Scott had been the associate of every president from Jefferson to Lincoln and the emissary in critical undertakings of most of them. In his public career of nearly half a century he had been a main factor in ending two wars, saving the country from several others, and acquiring a large portion of its territory. Supreme political preferment was doubtless denied him because of conditions and his idiosyncrasies. Called "Fuss and Feathers" because of his punctiliousness in dress and decorum, he often gave the impression of irritability. He possessed a whimsical egotism, was inclined to flourishes of rhetoric, often unfortunate, and was too outspoken in his beliefs for his own advancement. On the other hand, the openness of his generous character led him into acts incomprehensible to calculating natures. He was a scholar, but knew when to discard rules, so that the letter of directions did not shackle him. His initiative and self-reliance never deserted him. He made use of his many talents unsparingly, and the only one of his hazardous undertakings he failed to carry out beyond the most sanguine expectations was that of his own ambition to reach the presidency," (Dictionary of American Biography). Provenance: James Torr Harmer, his bookplate on front pastedown. Scarce in this edition. None at auction in the last 30 years. Sabin 78418. Howes S242. Graff 3716.

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

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

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        Florence Nightingale : autograph letter concerning a manuscript on the Aborigines of New South Wales

      [London, October 1864]. Manuscript letter in the hand of Florence Nightingale, ink on single quarto sheet of wove paper with black mourning border, folded to form [4] sides 200 x 135 mm, written on two sides, headed London Oct. 5 / 64.and signed in full at the foot Florence Nightingale; the letter with short split at head of central fold, otherwise clean, legible and complete; accompanied by the original postal envelope with black mourning border, 73 x 140 mm, addressed to Robert Selby Esq. 124 Fenchurch Street, postmarked London OC 6 64 (loss to rear flap). 'Sir, I hasten to clear myself at least from the charge of rudeness by saying that I have only today received your letter of Sept. 23, and the M.S. paper on the Aborigines of N.S. Wales which accompanied it. A paper of mine was indeed read at York. But I myself have been a close prisoner from illness to my room for 7 years, & latterly to my bed. I have just glanced at the M.S. which seems full of original observation. But I am so occupied that I shall take leave to keep it for a few days before returning it. I am, with many thanks, Sir,Your faithful servant, Florence Nightingale.' Although chiefly recognised as the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale was for several decades an active and influential social reformer who had an interest in a wide range of subjects. The paper to which she refers in the present manuscript note was one delivered on her behalf at York in the previous month. It was subsequently published as an 8 page pamphlet, Note on the aboriginal races of Australia : a paper read at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, held at York, September, 1864 / by Florence Nightingale (London : Emily Faithfull, printer and publisher in ordinary to Her Majesty, 1865). This paper contained extracts from communications from the colonies which Nightingale had received in response to one of her earlier published papers,Sanitary Statistics of Colonial Schools and Hospitals. In the York paper, she quotes at length from a letter sent to her by Bishop Salvado of the Benedictine Mission at New Norcia, Western Australia, who notes the 'native dislike of hospitals' and a reluctance to submit to confinement in a place that is associated with illness. In her commentary on the letter, Nightingale offers her own opinion (albeit a second-hand one) on how the Australian Aborigines should be treated by Europeans: 'In dealing with uncivilised races, it has hitherto been too often the case that the Roman Catholic Missionary has believed: "Sprinkle this child with holy water; and then, the sooner it dies, the better"; that the Protestant missionary has believed: "Make this child capable of understanding the truths of religion, and then our work is done." But the wiser missionary of this day says: "What is the use of reading and writing to the natives - it does not give him a living. Show him his Duty to God. And teach him how to plough." Otherwise, he does but fall into vice, worse than before. Ceres comes before Minerva. As for the Australians, in their present state, very few of the human race are lower in the scale of civilisation than these poor people: excepting, indeed, those who trample upon and oppress them - who introduce among them the vices of European (so-called) civilisation.' The subject of Florence Nightingale's letter to Robert Selby - his manuscript on the Aborigines of New South Wales - appears never to have been published. According to the British Almanac and Companion for 1864, 124 Fenchurch Street was the premises of the East London Bank, and it would seem likely that Selby was a manager or senior employee of that firm (Nightingale endorsed the envelope 'Private', which suggests she was aware it was being sent to Selby's work address). Perhaps Selby's manuscript was based on his own experiences living for a period in New South Wales, since Nightingale writes that it is 'full of original observation'; but on this we can only speculate.

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        Théâtre Complet. Chatterton, La Maréchale d'Ancre, Quitte pour la peur, Le More de Venise, Shylock [ Exceptionnel exemplaire annoté à l'époque, vraisemblablement par l'actrice Emilie Broisat, Sociétaire de la Comédie-Française, qui reprit en 1877 le rôle de Kitty Bell dans Chatterton, lors de son entrée à la Comédie-Française ]

      1 vol. in-12 reliure de l'époque demi-maroquin vert, dos à 5 nerfs, Michel Lévy Frères, A la Librairie Nouvelle, Paris, 1864, 475 pp. Exemplaire exceptionnel, venant d'un lot d'ouvrages provenant de la bibliothèque de la sociétaire de la Comédie Française Emile Broisat. La pièce de Chatterton est annotée en de nombreux endroits d'une main inconnue, mais très certainement celle d'Emilie Broisat, qui reprit en 1877, pour la Comédie-Française, le rôle de Kitty Bell. Etat très satisfaisant (coiffe sup. lég. frottée). Français

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        Wharncliffe, Wortley, and the Valley of the Don. Photographically Illustrated by Theophilus Smith.

      A deluxe full morrocco edition probably produced for mayoral presentation - blind stamped and gilt from the same blocks as the cloth version. The first of T.Smith's photographically illustrated Sheffield books issued in the year of the flood Crown 4to blocked gilt dentelles a.e.g. 16 mounted albumen prints all with original guards scattered foxing as usual. No ownership marks

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        Tidskrift för Lagstiftning, lagskipning och förvaltning

      Bok. Naumanns tidskrift. Otroligt fin och komplett samling (1864-1888) inkl. de båda registren, dels det för de tolv första åren, dels registret för årgångarna 1864-1886).

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        Toulon 1831 - 1895). Mühle. Öl auf Leinwand. Um 1870. Unten rechts signiert 'Chl (?) Deshayes'. 98 x 77 cm. Im prunkvollen schwarzen Rahmen mit vergoldeter Innenleiste, vergoldeten Eckschnitzereien und Messingschildchen.

      Thieme-B. IX, S. 127.- Der Schüler Sénéquiers trat seit 1864 im Pariser Salon auf. Seine bevorzugten Themen waren die Landschafts- und Stilllebenmalerei.- Hinter einem alten reetgedeckten Haus eine graue Mühle in grüner Landschaft unter hohem wolkigen Himmel, im Vordergrund Staketenzaun über den sich zwei Bauern unterhalten.- Signatur vom Rahmen überdeckt.- Fachmännisch restaurierte Fehlstelle links im Baumgeäst, verso auf Keilrahmen kleiner (Zoll-)Stempel.- Aus der Sammlung Häusler, Kiel.-

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        Battle of Mobile Bay 24p contemporary witness to "Damn the torpedoes...." Amazingly written on Aug 5 by Admiral Farragut's steward aboard the U.S. Flagship Hartford

      Mobile Bay, August 5, 1864. 5" x 8". "Twenty-four page ALS scripted as six bi-fold pages, each extensively written on the four sides of the sheet. Eleven pages scripted in ink, with the balance of the thirteen pages scripted in graphite. Each page 5"" x 8"". Expected folds, occasional small stains. Strongly contrasting ink and with defined graphite to all twenty-four pages but the last page, which is faded. Signed THREE times and dated by John H. Brooks, Farragut's Steward while aboard the U.S.S. Hartford, ""August 5th, 1864"". Signed in full at the bottom of page four as ""John H. Brooks', and then with initials after his postscript of ""J.H.B."" and signed a third time with his initials on the final page as ""J.H.B."". Overall a quite lengthy letter in near fine condition. Accompanied by a full transcript of the entire letter neatly handwritten.An incredible first hand eye witness account composed literally during the heat of battle, by John H. Brooks, Farragut's Steward, while aboard the flagship U.S. Hartford, which held the commanding Union officer Admiral David Farragut.The evening before the fateful battle brought horrific weather. Heavy rainstorms had passed at sundown, and Admiral Farragut fretted about delaying the attack. Unable to sleep, Farragut sent his steward, John H. Brookes topside at 3am to investigate the skies and check the wind. Brooks who authored this letter reported the storm had passed and a light breeze from the southwest rippled the waters. Farragut was invigorated, noting the direction of the wind would blow the smoke of battle back into the eyes of Fort Morgan's gunners. Full of fight he turned to his steward John Brooks, and said ""We will go in, this morning"". With a sighted comet arcing overhead as an omen of victory, the sailors prepared for battle, one whose destiny which was to go down in history ...It is from this point that John Brooks, in a letter to his wife, begins his accounting of the Battle of Mobile Bay, while aboard the U.S.S. Hartford:""US Flagship HartfordMobile BayAugust 5th 1864My Darling Wife,.... we are now in the Bay Of Mobile and will try to compel the forts guarding its entrance to surrender after which we will be ready for home ...... As ordered we had 14 vessels and 4 Iron Clads. The Iron Clads had the inside or starboard side position, they were to engage the Rebel Ironclads""Brooks wrote hastily: "" The Gulf into Mobile Bay covered more than 500 infernal machines destined to destroy our noble vessels, by their books and papers we know they counted on blowing us to pieces ... but their torpedos was and ever will be looked upon as a cowardly contrivance to get clear of a fair and open fight and the Admiral had intended to lead in the fleet but as the Brooklyn Capt Alden had a torpedo cutter on her blow and had four funs that she could train ahead by persuasion he gained permission to lead ...""Farragut ordered his captains to stay to the ""eastward of the easternmost buoy"" because it was ""understood that there are torpedoes and other obstructions between the buoys."" Although Farragut was a champion of the ""wooden navy,"" he agreed to include four new ironclad ships modeled after the USS Monitor in his attack fleet. It was widely believed that these warships were unsinkable.Suddenly at 7:40am, an army signalman named John Kinney was aboard the flagship, relaying messages to and from the admiral. Kinney climbed the rigging almost 100 feet above the deck to get a view above the smoke of battle. At that moment, against orders, the Tecumseh steered westward into the minefield, in an effort to keep the approaching rebel ram Tennessee in its sights. Kinney relayed what happened next. "Just at this moment, to the horror of us all, the monitor Tecumseh, a few hundred yards in the advance, seemed to stagger for a moment, then suddenly careened, and almost instantly disappeared beneath the water, carrying with her, her noble commander, Captain Craven, and one hundred and twenty officers and men, hopelessly imprisoned in their iron coffin." The Tecumseh had struck a torpedo, the muffled explosion hardly audible above the din of battle, and she sank in less than a minute, bow first, her propeller still turning.Brooks noted:""The Gallant Capt and his vessel was no more and one had just time to say she is sinking ere she was lost sight seeing this and supposing his hips running on to a nest of there terrible machines the Gallant Alden hesitated backed his vessel and stood aghast ...""The attack was quickly unraveling, which Farragut saw firsthand after climbing the rigging himself. Fearing for the admiral's safety, his captain sent a quartermaster aloft with a rope, and Farragut permitted himself to be tied fast to the rigging, freeing both hands to use his spyglass and signal his officers. The Tecumseh had vanished, and Farragut realized the Brooklyn, like an obstinate mule, simply was not going to proceed. Meanwhile, his fleet was taking merciless fire from the fort, as well as from the Tennessee and three confederate gunboats in the bay. ""Everyone asked why does the B (Brooklyn) stop, and I am sure disaster would have followed if the Gallant Admiral had not asked if there was room to pass the Brooklyn.""Now almost abreast of the Brooklyn, whose captain shouted a warning of torpedoes ahead, came instead the reply of Farragut - whose very determined response was specifically detailed in Brooks letter:"" (Farragut) gave the order for the H to steam ahead and gaily was the order executed .... "" It was no doubt at this moment Farragut's zealous determination noted above by his Steward Brooks, echoed out his infamous order of "Damn the torpedoes!" Then to his helmsman added, "Four bells, Captain Drayton, go ahead." And against all odds, the seasoned admiral ordered his flagship, the Hartford, and his fleet to press forward through the underwater minefield and into Mobile Bay. It was barely 7:50am. What we know is that by 10am after almost an additional 3 more hours of raging combat, the Tennessee surrendered. However much of these 3 hours of battle is further detailed in John Brooks letter to his wife: ""The Metacomet who with one shot killed nine and wounded seven and compelled her to haul down the rebel flast to the glorious Stars And Stripes, the bold act of the admiral and the daring fighting of the Harford inspired the whole fleet ... The Dear Old Flag never looed so beautiful as that morning after the terrible two hours of hard fighting. Oh it was a grand sight ...""Our gallant vessels were now alternately ramming and pouring broad side after BS ... The Manhattan had succeeded in giving him one good fifteen shot which crushed in his casement and not one of our vessels being injured by him ...""Brooks was describing the events shortly before 10am when Buchanan continued for the Hartford ,and the ironclad Manhattan approached, rotating her turret for a 440-pound solid shot from her 15-inch gun. The shot exploded against the Tennessee, penetrating 5 inches of iron plates and 24 inches of solid wood, daylight reaching the crew below. By this time, the Hartford had charged the Tennessee as well, the two vessels scraping side by side and exchanging broadsides from 12 feet away. Other Union vessels got into the action, and the Tennessee was taking fire from all quarters. The end was imminently near.Commander Johnston of Tennessee, reported later on his decision, "with an almost bursting heart, to hoist the white flag, and ... placed it in the same spot where but a few moments before had floated the proud flag for whose honor I would so cheerfully have sacrificed my own life."John Brooks incredibly detailed accounting of this famous battle additionally waxes on the aftermath of the battle ""We commenced immediately to look out for the wounded and killed ... in the quiet of peace than in that morning of excitement and bloodshed, no one seemed to think of life that day and then get the gift of it but a duty not all painful and many felt it was only a moments transit from Earth To Heaven .... """"We are now therefore in complete possession of Mobile Bay ... Thanks to God for the Victory""A stunning, revealing ALS. The reader is mesmerized and literally drawn into the battle, watching and feeling it unfold in front of their eyes. Yet all the while knowing all too well how the story ends. But for just one moment, the reader gets to relive it as if for the first time on the very battleship with all the fear, awe, terror and camaraderie that led the Union to Victory, and a significant turning point in the Civil War. A fantastic letter in outstanding condition, accompanied by a complete transcription.Ex-William Burger Collection."

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        Office Commissioner of Taxes. Regulation in Relation to the Receipt of Four Per Cent. Certificates and Bonds. Confederate States of America

      Richmond, VA. Very Good. 1864. First Edition. Softcover. Single sheet, 8 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches. Lightweight newsprint-style paper. Page is toned, lightly soiled with minor chipping to edges. Light vertical crease, and crease near lower right corner. Confederate imprint. Regulations were in reference to Four Percent Certificates and Bonds that were issued under the Act of February 17, 1864 for the purposes of paying the taxes of said principal. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pp .

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        Office Commissioner of Taxes. Regulation in Relation to the Receipt of Four Per Cent. Certificates and Bonds. Confederate States of America

      Richmond, VA. Very Good. 1864. First Edition. Softcover. Single sheet, 8 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches. Lightweight newsprint-style paper. Page is toned, lightly soiled with minor chipping to edges. Light vertical crease, and crease near lower right corner. Confederate imprint. Regulations were in reference to Four Percent Certificates and Bonds that were issued under the Act of February 17, 1864 for the purposes of paying the taxes of said principal. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1 pp .

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        Beiträge zur Kunde steiermärkischer [steirischer] Geschichtsquellen. Jgge. 1-42 in 39 Heften.

      Graz, Historischer Verein für Steiermark, 1864-1931. Gr.-8°. Mit einigen Abbildungen, Tafeln, Karten u. Tabellen. OHefte. Umfangreiche Folge dieser wichtigen Zeitschrift zur steirischen Geschichte mit Beiträgen fast aller wichtigen steirischen Historiker. Mit Beginn der „Neuen Folge“ (= Jg. 33) erschien die Zeitschrift unter dem Titel „Beiträge zur Erforschung steirischer Geschichte“ und ab dem Jg. 41 unter „Beiträge zur Erforschung steirischer Geschichtsquellen. - Die Zeitschrift wurde 1970 mit erscheinen des 49. Bandes eingestellt. - Tlw. geringe Lager- bzw. Gebrauchsspuren. Umschläge tlw. etw. angestaubt u. vereinzelt mit kl. Einrissen. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Beiträge zur Kunde steiermärkischer Geschichtsquellen, Zeitschrift, Zeitschriften

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        El mejor libro de cocina, ó, Escelente coleccion de las mejores recetas, para que al menor costo posible, y con la mayor comodidad, pueda guisarse à la española, francesa, italiana é inglesa; sin omitirse cosa alguna de lo hasta aquí publicado, para sazonar al estilo de México. Lleva añadido. Lo mas selecto que se encuentra acerca de la reposteria; el art de trinchar &c.

      Mexico: Imprenta de Manuel Castro, 1864. 24mo (14 cm; 5.5"). 381 pp., 2 plts. First published with the title Novisimo arte de cocina in Mexico City in 1831 this work vies with the Cocinero mexicano, also published in Mexico City in that year, as => the first printed Mexican cookbook. Blanquel's work was printed again in 1853 still as Novisimo arte de cocina, and this 1864, the title changed, proclaims itself as the "segunda edicion" probably on the basis of its being "notablemente aumentada con multitud de guisos, fritos, y sustancias; legumbres, huevos, pastas y conservas, helados y receta para hacer buena cerveza con el costo aproximativo para seis barriles."    In addition to the new recipes, the original ones still present in this edition range from soups to salads and on to meat dishes, fish dishes, flour-based baked and fried things, conserves, drinks, appetizers, desserts, gelatins, and more. Additionally, as promised on the title-age, there are sections on carving meats and serving etiquette. The two wood-engraved plates deal with butchering and carving meat and filleting and serving fish, one here being bound in as a frontispiece.    In 1843 this work became the first Mexican cookbook printed in the United States. It came off the press in Philadelphia and there were subsequent U.S. editions, all printed in Philadelphia, in 1845,1850, and 1852. All are rare and little held in U.S. libraries.    Of the Mexican editions, we find no U.S. library reporting ownership of the 1831, six U.S. libraries owning the 1853, and only three owning this 1864.         Not in Palau, which only lists the Mexico, 1853, edition. Publisher's quarter light brown calf with marbled paper sides; round spine, no raised bands, stamped in gilt with decorative arabesques above and below the title.    => A nice clean, unwormed copy.

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