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        A Walk across Africa.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1864. Or, Domestic Scenes from my Nile Journey. Octavo. Original cream cloth, warrior vignette gilt to front board. Engraved portrait frontispiece, one large partially coloured folding map by Alexander K. Johnston in end-pocket. Contemporary ownership inscription, "G. E. Duncan Morison [sic], Naughton", to half-title. First edition, copies also noted in green remainder cloth, of Grant's (1827–92) account of the 1860 Royal Geographical Society expedition led by John Hanning Speke (1827-64). The expedition sought to verify Lake Victoria as the main source of the Nile. Grant, who had befriended Speke in India in 1847, served as second-in-command throughout the expedition and his account provided "details as to the ordinary life and pursuits, the habits and feelings of the natives, and the products of the country" (preface, p. vii). It was also substantially more tolerant of cultural differences than Speke's own account which had been published the previous year: "Whereas Speke frequently ridiculed African leaders and African society, Grant ... made a concerted attempt to appreciate them and their lands" (Speake, Literature of Travel and Exploration II, p.502). Reviewing A Walk across Africa in December 1864, Francis Galton, the British anthropologist, wrote: "This volume is a supplementary record of great value and of considerable intrinsic merit… It checks and defines what we have heard before, and largely extends our information. Lastly, the volume has been written with far more literary care than any other account of the journey, and it contains many phrases of peculiar raciness and originality" (Galton, The Reader, p.792).

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        Dictionnaire Français-Arabe.Paris, Firmin Didot, 1828-1829. 2 volumnes. Large 4to. Near-contemporary sprinkled gold-tooled tanned sheepskin.

      Coller, Arab France, pp. 99-120; Fück 151; Vater & Jülg 457; cf. Gay 384 (1864 third ed.). First edition, edited by Caussin de Percival, of one of the first complete French-Arabic dictionaries. This dictionary of Egyptian Arabic was compiled by the Coptic Egyptian Ellious Bocthor, a native speaker, and extended with material collected by Caussin de Perceval during the latter's travels in Syria.Bocthor (1784-1821) travelled to France after serving as an interpreter in the Army of the Orient led by Napoleon Bonaparte. A highly talented linguist, Bocthor became professor of Vulgar Arabic at the École des Langues Orientales in Paris. As a native speaker he attacked the then common practice of teaching Arabic as a "dead language" (Coller). His early death disrupted the publication of the grand dictionary he had been working on for 15 years. Luckily, the manuscript was bought by the marquis of Clermont-Tonnere, who ordered Bocthor's successor at the École, Caussin de Perceval (1795-1871), to complete the dictionary. Some foxing throughout, otherwise an excellent copy. From the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Château de Dampierre.

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        Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds. By the author of "Handley Cross", "Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour," "Ask Mamma," Etc. Etc. With illustrations by John Leech and Hablot K. Browne. FIRST EDITION, in XII monthly parts.

      Bradbury & Evans. 1864-65 XII monthly parts, 2 hand-coloured engr. plates in each issue, 8pp prelims bound at end of part XII, ads. as per collation below. Bound in orig. brick-red illustrated printed paper wrappers. A FINE set as issued.This copy includes the following advertisements: Parts I & II: 8pp initial ads, 4pp ads; parts III & IV: 8pp initial ads; part V: 4pp initial ads; part VI, X & XII: 4pp ads. Tooley pp 254-55 notes additional advertisements & slips not present here. The cover of part I is entitled 'Mr Romford's Hounds' indicating a first state; the second and third states are worded 'Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds'. Surtees' last novel published after his death in March 1864; part I was issued in May 1864.

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

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

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        Mémoires du Géant . avec une introduction par M. Babinet .

      [Poupart Dayl et Cie. for] E. Dentu,, Paris 1864 - First edition, one of the few copies on chine, of Nadar's own account of his famous experiments with a Géant balloon, with author's inscription. The Géant was the most ambitious balloon ever attempted, with 220 yards of silk used in its envelope and a two-story gondola housing two cabins, a photographic studio, a print room, a lavatory and a storeroom. 8vo (180 × 112 mm), pp. [16], 439, [1]. Modern half cloth preserving original printed wrapper. Author's inscription to licence leaf 'approuvé l'écriture ci dessus. Nadar'. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Terre & en l'air. Mémoires du Géant.

      E. Dentu, Paris 1864 - In-12 de (14)-XX-439-(1) pp., demi-basane brune, dos orné à nerfs (reliure de l'époque). Edition originale. Gravure dépliante en frontispice : Le trainage en Hanovre. Rappelons que la ballon le Géant piloté par Nadar, atterrit durement dans les environs de Hanovre et qu'il fut traîné sur 16 kilomètres. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der Mont-Blanc. Darstellung der Besteigung desselben am 31. Juli, 1. und 2. August 1859. Ein Blick in die Eislandschaften der Europäischen Hochalpen. Zweite Auflage.

      Genf, Selbstverlag des Verfassers / In Commission bei Brockhaus in Leipzig, 1864, - gr. in-8vo, 6 Bll. + 154 S., mit 3 (2 farb.) lithogr. Tafeln (2 Sternbilder, 1 mit mikroskopischen Lebensformen des Mont-Blanc), unbeschnittenes Ex. + 1 Mappe mit 6 Tafeln nach dem Exemplar d. Zürcher Zentralbibl. in Orig.-Fotografien) Original-Broschüre + H-Ln Mappe. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Dreyer 607 Mit den Atlas (Orig. Photogr. nach dem Original). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        An act to amend an act entitled "An act to increase the efficiency of the army by employing free negroes and slaves in certain capacities", approved February 17th, 1864 [together with] A bill to be entitled An act to increase the Efficiency of the Army by the employment of Free Negroes and Slaves in certain capacities..."

      Richmond, 1864. First Edition. Near fine. Two publications, each one leaf (c. 5 x 9 inches) printed on both sides, with the stamp of the Rebel Archives on the recto of each. Near fine, with a touch of edgewear. Both imprints seek to amend a law passed by the Confederate Congress on February 17, 1864, which provided for the impressment of 20,000 slaves for non-combat service in the Confederate Army. Both amendments propose raising the number of slaves-to 100,000 under the House bill or 40,000 under the Senate Bill. The House bill states that "slaves shall receive rations and clothing, and their owners be entitled to compensation at the rate of six dollars a month for each slave so employed," while the Senate bill requires that impressed slaves be taken "from those persons who have fifteen or more able-bodied field hands" and raises "the compensation given to the free negroes and other free persons of color…to eighteen dollars per month." Jefferson Davis was sufficiently pleased with the service of slaves in the Army that in his 1864 annual message he, too, recommended an increase in their numbers, as well as a promise of emancipation at the end of their service.

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        Enchiridion veri praesulis secundum apostolicam traditionem. Antwerp, Michiel Hillen van Hoochstraten, 1526 With: (2) ISIDORUS Hispalensis . De officiis ecclesiasticis libri duo ante annos D. CCCC. ab eo aediti, & nunc ex vetusto codice in lucem restituti.Antwerp, Johannes Graphaeus for Johannes Steelsius, 1534. (3) WICELIUS, Georgius . Loci ex sacris literis de bonis operibus.Ad haec praeconium Evangelicae gratiae. Theies aliquot. Praecatio pro ecclesia. Matth. v. Quisquis fecerit & docuerit, hic magnus vocabitur in regno coelorum.Antwerp, Johannes Graphaeus for Johannes Steelsius, 1534. (4) AMBROSIUS . De his qui mysteriis initiantur, cum nonnullis aliis hac tempestate scitu dignissimis. Claruit sub Theodosio imperatore clementissimo. Anno domini CCCLXXX. Antwerp, printed by Johannes Graphaeus for Johannes Steelsius, 1534. 4 works in 1 volume. 8vo. With the title-page of Enchiridion within a fine woodcut border, with the portrait of Virgilius Maro, and several decorated woodcut initial letters. 19th-century

      Ad 1: Nijhoff & Kronenberg 4277 (01088bis); De Backer & Vanderhaeghen, in: Bull. du bibliophile belge, 20 (1864), p. 281; Colliander, in: Nord. Tidskrift f. Bok- och Bibl. väsen, 28 (1941), pp. 198-199; Nijhoff, in: Het Boek, 3 (19), p. 360; ad 2: NAT II, 7; Nijhoff & Kronenberg 1181; ad 3: Nijhoff & Kronenberg 2207; ad 4: Nijhoff & Kronenberg 112. Four rare post-incunables clearly bound together with the intention to form a collection of texts in defence of the Catholic faith and its liturgy against Lutheranism and to serve as an example for good and just behaviour for priests to purify the widely corrupted practice. All treatises are the only editions published in the Low Counries in the period 1500-1540, all printed in Antwerp by the most important printers/publishers active there: Michiel Hillen van Hoochstraten and Johannes Steelsius. The present copy of the treatise by Schenck van Tautenburch even is the second copy recorded of the only known edition. With a few pages with some slight foxing. Binding also in very good condition, slightly rubbed near the edges. Very good copies.

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        Military Bridges:

      New York: D. Van Nostrand,, 1864. with suggestions of new expedients and constructions for crossing streams and chasms. Including, also, designs for trestle and truss bridges for military railroads. Adapted especially to the wants of the service in the United States. Octavo. Original red vertical-grain cloth, gilt lettered spine, blind panelling on sides. Housed in a custom-made dark blue morocco pull-of case by H. Zucker of Philadelphia. Wood-engraved frontispiece & 69 lithograph diagrammatic plates (many folding). From the library of John Gribbel (1858-1936), American businessman, industrialist and philanthropist, best known for his donation of the Roberts Burns Glenriddell Manuscripts to the National Library of Scotland, with his Burns bookplate; Gribbel had a particular interest in American Colonial historical documents and gave an address concerning Lincoln to the annual dinner of the Union League in February 1915. Spine of case sunned, some wear and a few old repairs to binding, paper refurbishment to inner joints, scattered foxing to plates. First edition. A remarkable presentation copy: firstly, from the publisher to President Lincoln, inscribed in a secretarial hand on a blank before the frontispiece: "A. Lincoln, President of the U. S. with the compliments of D. Van Nostrand"; in the 1830s David Van Nostrand was clerk of accounts and disbursements under Captain (later General) John G. Barnard – future chief engineer to the Army of the Potomac – and later played a significant part in the importation of military titles for officers of the Union Army. Secondly, inscribed by Lincoln below Van Nostrand's inscription: "Presented to Gen. J. B. S. Todd by A. Lincoln, July 14. 1864". John Blair Smith Todd (1814-1872) was first cousin to Lincoln's wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, a lawyer, and a delegate from Dakota Territory to the House of Representatives. He had extensive military experience, graduating from West Point in 1837, then serving in the Second Seminole War from 1837-40, the Mexican-American War of 1847, and finally garrison and frontier duty against the Sioux. Todd first came to Dakota in 1855 as a topographer for an expedition under General William Selby. When the Civil War broke out he was appointed brigadier general of volunteers with command of the North Missouri district, serving for three months from 15 October until 1 December 1861. Missouri, although a border state in the Civil War, was something of a backwater. Todd resigned from the army on 17 July 1862 and returned to politics. Therefore, an accompanying note that states "Gen Toder [sic] carried this in his saddle bag" would seem to be somewhat fanciful. Todd was one of the five relatives and family friends who were officially appointed to accompany Lincoln's funeral train from Washington to Springfield, Illinois. "Two of the Todd cousins also took their places [at the White House, as invited mourners] with Robert Lincoln – Dr. Lyman Beecher Todd and General John Blair Smith Todd, both highly regarded by the Lincolns because, when so many Todds had given their allegiance to the Confederacy [JBS Todd was a Kentuckian], these two men had remained loyal to the Union" (Thomas J. Craughwell, Stealing Lincoln's Body, Harvard University Press, 2007, p. 13). It has also been pointed out that "one senses a genuine respect for him [Todd] in Lincoln's correspondence… Moreover, the President gave him an assignment, too. Lincoln told the secretary of war on the eve of Todd's departure [from Washington to Dakota], 'Capt. Todd leaves for the West tomorrow afternoon; and, being an experienced military man, would bear and deliver any dispatches confided to him'… he did not resign [his military position] until mid-July 1862, by which time he was commanding the Sixth Division of the Army Corps of the Tennessee, under Ulysses S. Grant" (Neely & Holzer, The Lincoln Family Album, 2006, pp. 5-6). Lincoln's inscription dates to just two days after Confederate troops, under Jubal Early, had bombarded the defenses of Washington; 14 July itself saw a Union victory against Bedford Forrest at Tupelo, Mississippi, a significant success in which Confederate forces were kept away from Union railroads in Tennessee, securing the supply lines to Sherman's forces operating against Atlanta. Herman Haupt (1817-1905) was the Union general in charge of railroad construction, which, of course, played such a key part in the Civil War and the advent of modern warfare. Lincoln, on visiting one of Haupt's bridges across Potomac Creek, observed "That man Haupt has built a bridge four hundred feet long and one hundred feet high, across Potomac Creek, on which loaded trains are passing every hour, and upon my word, gentlemen, there is nothing in it but cornstalks and beanpoles". Books inscribed by Lincoln are extraordinarily uncommon, since 2001 three inscribed books have come to auction: two copies of the Debates, and a volume from a set of Goldsmith with a short inscription; this copy of Haupt's important work has a superb association.

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        THE PARABLES OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST

      London: Routledge Warne & Routledge, 1864.  First edition, 25 x 19.5cm [4to], in publisher's red sand-grain cloth w/gilt & embossed decorations & title to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., pale yellow ep.s w/binder's ticket (Bone & Son, Ball 17A) to rear pastedown, [i-xii], 1-48 + [1-48 blank versos] + [1-40, plates] red-ruled cardstock pp. w/20 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Millais, +2pp. publ. adverts to rear.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  Binding Good (spine worn & soiled, & corner-tips sl. bumped); contents Good (1st & final leaves foxed w/occas. spotting elsewhere, & lower edge of p.30 worn w/sl. loss).  White 48-49, Reid 6-7 & 71-72 ("of this superb work much has been written, but it is worthy of all the praise ever bestowed upon it"), Fredeman 95.37, Ray 170, de Beaumont 244, Goldman 311.

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        Brown's kleurvisioenen met een woord ter aanwijzing en verklaring. Leeuwarden, Hugo Suringar, [1866]. 4to. With 16 numbered lithographed plates (13 hand-coloured) lithographed by Morriën & Amand, Amsterdam. Original illustrated green cloth-backed boards, flyleaves with publishers advertisements.

      - Landwehr, Plezier met papier 315; cf. NCC (5 copies of 2nd edition). Rare first edition of the Dutch translation of J.H. Brown's Spectropia, or surprising spectral illusions (1864), using the 19th-century knowledge of optics to explain how people see ghosts. A second edition was published ca. 1870.As described in the (original) introduction: " To see the spectres, it is only necessary to look steadily at the dot, or asterisk, which is to be found on each of the plates, for about a quarter of a minute, Then turning the eyes to the ceiling of a darkened room (not totally dark), and looking rather steadily at any one point, the spectre will soon being to make its appearance, increasing in intensity, and then gradually vanishing, to reappear and vanish again."Some occasional spots, book block nearly detached and wrappers slightly soiled and rubbed. Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Der Kurort Schwalbach. Eine historisch-topographische Skizze. ANGEBUNDEN: Derselbe; Nachträge zu der Schrift: Der Kurort Schwalbach. Bad Schwalbach im Sommer 1864. Erster Nachtrag zu der Schrift: Der Kurort Bad Schwalbach. UND ANGEBUNDEN: Derselbe; Bad Schwalbach im Sommer 1866. Zweiter Nachtrag zu der Schrift: Der Kurort Schwalbach. UND ANGEBUNDEN: Derselbe; Dritter Nachtrag zu der Schrift: Der Kurort Schwalbach.

      Wiesbaden/ Schwalbach, Jurany und Hensel/D. Wagner 1864 [Nachträge: 1864, 1866, 1868]; EA; ca 22x14 cm; X (2), 236; (4) 18; 15 (1); 55 (1) Seiten mit 14 teils gefaltete lith. bzw. Stahlstichtafeln (11 im 1. Buch, 3 in den Nachträgen); Leinwandeinband d. Zt. mit Rückentitel (Einband geringfügig bestoßen, vorderer fliegender Vorsatz [leer] fehlt, Titelblatt etwas braunfleckig, sonst nur vereinzelt geringfügig braunfleckig, 4 Tafeln mit etwas Abklatsch der gegenüberliegenden Schrift; insgesamt guter Zustand) In dieser Vollständigkeit sehr selten! Versand D: 5,00 EUR Hessen

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        Collection of 32 books (thirtytwo) on Hunting, Gaming, Shooting and the History of Weaponry from a Gun-collector and Sportsman: American Duck Shooting / The History of the Pistol and Revolver / The Sprting Life / Gun Collecting / The Story of The Guns / Shotgun Psychology / History of Arms and Armour / Sporting Powder - Nitro-Lignin / 22 Caliber Varmint Rifles / The Modern Sportsman's Gun and Rifle / Cut and Thrust Weapons / The Flintlock - its origin and development / A Glossary of the Construction Decoration and Use of Arms and Armour in all countries and in all times / The Gun-Founders of England / The Muzzle-Loading Cap Lock Rifle (Roberts) / Espingarda Perfeyta - The Perfect Gun etc. etc.

      London and othe rPLaces: Longman, Green and others, . Most of the volumes in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some volumes slightly damaged. Several Volumes professionally restored and in excellent recent bindings (ask for more images and detailed list). Please ask for a full list of titles. Free international shipping with courier included in the price.. 32 Volumes. London and othe rPLaces, Longman, Green and others, 1864-2012. Octavo. c.3000 pages with illustrations Original Hardcover. Most of the volumes in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some volumes slightly damaged. Several Volumes professionally restored and in excellent recent bindings (ask for more images and detailed list). Please ask for a full list of titles. Free international shipping with courier included in the price.

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        Fables de la Fontaine

      Paris: Garnier Frères, 1864. "Grandville Presents La Fontaine's Beasts Acting like Men and Sometimes Costumed like them" (Ray) GRANDVILLE, J.J. LA FONTAINE, [Jean de]. Fables de la Fontaine. Illustrations par Grandville. Paris: Garnier Frères, 1854. Early reprint (first published in 1838-40). Large octavo (10 1/2 x 7 inches; 266 x 178 mm.). [4], xxiv, 598, [1, epitaph], [3, blank] pp. Inserted engraved frontispiece and 240 engraved illustrations of the fables as well as numerous engraved head and tail pieces. Publisher's quarter green morocco over green pebbled cloth over boards. Covers ruled in blind, spine with four raised bands, decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, watered silk paper end-leaves, all edges gilt. A near fine copy. "In these designs, the most popular he ever drew, Grandville presents La Fontaine's beasts acting like men and sometimes costumed like them. Since La Fontaine's poems are a veiled commentary on human behavior, this formula works to admiration. Even Oudry's drawings do not always match Grandville's in psychological penetration, however superior they may be in other respects. Grandville is effective as well with uncostumed animals, even if he sometimes took them from Buffon rather than from life, but less so with human subjects? " (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book 1700 to 1914, p. 270).

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        Calques des vitraux peints de la cathédrale du Mans. Ouvrage renfermant les calques ou les réductions, d'après les calques, des verrières de cette cathédrale les plus intéressantes sous le rapport de l'art et de l'histoire

      Didron, Paris 1864 - 92 (of 100) very large (24.5 x 35 inch) hand colored plates. ; Atlas Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        INTERVENTION DE L'ART DANS LA PHOTOGRAPHIE

      Paris: Leiber; Leipzig: Jung-Treuttel; Madrid: C. Bailly-Baillère, 1864. First separate edition. 12mo., 35 pp., mounted albumen photo frontispiece. Illustrated paper wrappers. The wrappers have light chipping to the spine and lower front tip, with light toning at the edges. A very good copy housed in a newly made cloth and marbled paper over boards folder. Blanquart-Evrard was a prolific inventor of photographic processes and a notable publisher of outstanding photographic works. "In 1863, he published an important treatise, INTERVENTION DE L'ART DANS LA PHOTOGRAPHIE, in which he describes the negative as a raw material begging to be interpreted by the photographer, modulating shadows and highlights, in order to obtain a relevant and valid artwork. Such a conception predated the pictorialist aesthetic." Pierre-Lin Renié, Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, p. 168. First published in: Mémories de la Société Impériale des Sciences, de l'Agriculture et des Arts de Lille, 1863; this 1864 publication is the first separate edition. The photographic frontispiece was made by F. Pierson. Of this 1864 edition, WorldCat locates only three copies: Deutsches Museum Munchen, Paris - CNAM, and Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Roosens and Salu 921.

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        VOYAGE PITTORESQUE EN ITALIE PARTIE MERIDIONALE ET EN SICILE

      Morizot, Paris, 1864. Later printing. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. a.e.g., 524pp, foxed, Very Good. 23 engraved plates, 6 hand colored. Text in French, c1864. Very Good. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Italy; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 39. .

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        Seize mille lieues a travers l'Asie et l'Océanie. Voyage éxecuté pendant les années 1858-1861 par le comte Henry Russell-Killough..

      Paris: Hachette, 1864. Some moderate foxing yet very good.. Two volumes, octavo, with a world map and splendid folding engraved view of the Himalayas; contemporary green quarter roan, flat spines with gilt lettering. Endearing account of a world voyage, including a sojourn in Victoria, by eccentric traveller and mountaineer Henry Russell (1834-1909).Henry Patrice Marie - Count Russell-Killough - was born in France of Irish descent. A comfortable inheritance left Russell free to travel and pursue his love of mountaineering. This book recounts his travels across the globe; including Siberia, central Asia, Nepal, East Asia and Hong Kong, before sailing for Australia and New Zealand.Three chapters are concerned with the author's stay in Victoria, with notes on the Ballarat, Maryborough and Castlemaine mines. Russell recounts his impressions of day-to-day life, including Chinese miners, the culture of personal liberty and intemperance of colonial life. The travel notes are interspersed with observations on the native birds, tall forests and the vast silence of Australian landscapes. The author departed from Sydney to New Zealand in early 1860.Upon returning to Europe, Russell became entranced with mountaineering in the French Pyrenees, spending weeks at a time in the wilderness. A harmless eccentric, Russell adored the Vignemale peak with such affection he had live-in caves constructed above a glacier flowing off her flank, and eventually conducted a wedding service uniting himself and the mountain forevermore.

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        Old England: A Pictorial Museum

      London: James Sangster and Co., 1864. First edition. Two Volumes (392, 404pp) Folios (27 x 36 cm, 4 cm thick). Original textured red-brown cloth with heavily ornate gilt seal motif and lettering, blind-stamped intricate designs, both covers and spines by JOHN LEIGHTON, beveled boards, marbled endpapers. 40 wood-engraved woodcuts engraved by Leighton Brothers, woodcuts througout text, some in whole page, vignettes, etc. An impressive compendium of the history of London expressed through the artist's eye. Hinges reinforced with blue tape, corners bumped and chipped, wear to covers, soiling, but a well-preserved and tight copy, very clean internally.

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        Chronica da Companhia de Jesus do Estado do Brasil .

      Rio de Janeiro, Typographia de João Ignacio da Silva, 1864. - 2 volumes in 1. 8°, modern mottled calf, spine gilt with raised bands in five compartments, red lettering-pieces in second from head (author) and fourth (title). Minor foxing, but overall in fine condition. Unidentified purple monogrammed stamp beneath a count's coronet on title-page. (2 ll.), viii, [5]-115, vi pp.; 300, xix pp. *** Second edition of "a fundamental book concerning the history of Brazil" (Borba de Moraes II, 889), covering the years 1549 to 1570. It includes an introduction and historical and geographical notes by Joaquim Caetano Fernandes Pinheiro and a 19-page subject index that did not appear in the original edition, Lisbon 1663. A third edition appeared in 1865 in Lisbon.Vasconcellos (1597-1671), a native of Porto, grew up in Brazil and entered the Jesuit order at Bahia in 1616. He accompanied Antonio Vieira to Lisbon in 1641 and served as Jesuit Provincial in Brazil, which gave him access to a great deal of primary material. He died in Rio de Janeiro.*** Rodrigues 2458: calling for only xi pp. at the end. Porbase locates a single copy, at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac locates single copy, at British Library. KVK (44 databases searched) locates copies at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, and Universität Mannheim. NUC: MB, NIC, MH, NN. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geografia de las lenguas y carta etnografica de Mexico. Precedidas de un ensayo de clasificacion de las mismas lenguas y de apuntes para las inmigraciones de las tribus

      Mexico: J. M. Andrade Y. F. Escalante, 1864. Large 8vo, pp. xiv, 392; engraved vignette title page, hand-colored folding map of Mexico; half red sheep over marbled boards, gilt-ruled spine in 5 compartments, gilt title direct in 2; boards rubbed with some stripping of the sheep; good and sound. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate, with call label on spine and release stamp on flyleaf. "This is without question not only the best publication about the geography of Mexican idioms, but also a standard for all books on the geography of languages in general." (Sabin). La Vinaza, Bibliografia Espanola de Lenguas Indigenas de America (1892), 547; Palau 204534; Sabin 57641.

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        Dictionnaire Français-Arabe Paris, Firmin Didot, 1828-1829 2 volumnes Large 4to Near-contemporary sprinkled gold-tooled tanned sheepskin

      Coller, Arab France, pp. 99-120; Fück 151; Vater & Jülg 457; cf. Gay 384 (1864 third ed.). First edition, edited by Caussin de Percival, of one of the first complete French-Arabic dictionaries. This dictionary of Egyptian Arabic was compiled by the Coptic Egyptian Ellious Bocthor, a native speaker, and extended with material collected by Caussin de Perceval during the latter's travels in Syria.Bocthor (1784-1821) travelled to France after serving as an interpreter in the Army of the Orient led by Napoleon Bonaparte. A highly talented linguist, Bocthor became professor of Vulgar Arabic at the École des Langues Orientales in Paris. As a native speaker he attacked the then common practice of teaching Arabic as a "dead language" (Coller). His early death disrupted the publication of the grand dictionary he had been working on for 15 years. Luckily, the manuscript was bought by the marquis of Clermont-Tonnere, who ordered Bocthor's successor at the École, Caussin de Perceval (1795-1871), to complete the dictionary. Some foxing throughout, otherwise an excellent copy. From the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Château de Dampierre.

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        Official Correspondence between the Agents of Exchange

      1864. First Edition . OULD, Robert. Official Correspondence between the Agents of Exchange, together with Mr. Ould's Report. Richmond: Sentinel Job Office, 1864. Octavo, original printed paper wrappers respined, blank rear wrapper renewed; pp. [63]-149. $1850.First edition of this compilation of correspondence between Robert Ould and Federal agents regarding prisoner exchanges, printed in Richmond during the war.Robert Ould was the Confederate agent for prisoner exchanges. ""Ould's relations with Colonel William H. Ludlow, the Federal agent of exchange, were always pleasant. Though they frequently clashed, it was as lawyers seeking to gain advantages for their clients, and without personal animosity. With General S.A. Meredith, who succeeded Colonel Ludlow, Colonel Ould was at odds; he preferred to deal with Major Mulford, the assistant agent. He refused to treat with General Butler at first, but finally opened negotiations with him. Colonel Ould had one advantage over the Federal agents in that he was seldom hampered by interference by other officials of the War Department. He remained in charge of all questions relating to exchange to the end of the war"" (Miller, Photographic History of the Civil War, Volume 7). This report prints the correspondence between Ould and Federal agents—chiefly Ludlow and Meredith—regarding the detention of non-combatants by the North, the exchange of officers between the two sides, and papers relating to the confinement of General John H. Morgan in the penitentiary in Columbus, Ohio. Parrish & Willingham 2463. Expert restoration to wrappers, with marks to front wrapper. Occasional spotting and a few ink markings to text, small chips at corners, minor tape reinforcement to verso of title page at lower corner. A very good copy, scarce.

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        Les Évangiles Des Dimanches et Fêtes De L'année Suivis De Prières à La Sainte Vierge et Aux Saints, et Appendice Aux Evangiles - Trois Parties En Deux volumes - Exemplaire N°115 De Monsieur Réveil, Maire De Lyon, Puis Sénateur Sous Le Second Empire.

      Léon Curmer, Paris 1864 - Deux volumes in-4. Premier volume "Les Evangiles", reliure plein maroquin bordeaux de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs orné de filets dorés et d'encadrements de maroquin noir, signature "L.Curmer" dorée en pied, plats rehaussés d'un riche décor doré et de maroquin noir, double filet doré sur les coupes, dentelles intérieures, contreplats ornés d'un décor d'arabesques, tranches dorées, pages chromolithographiées montées sur onglets, comprenant deux parties : page de faux titre, page de titre avec date et éditeur, page personnalisée "N°115, exemplaire de Monsieur Réveil" au recto, au verso ses initiales "E.D." encadrées, suivies de 41 planches chromolithographiées, dont certaines doubles, titre de première partie suivie d'une planche non numérotée, première partie de 201 planches chromolithographiées et deuxième partie de 252 planches chromolithographiées, chaque partie se terminant par une table des matières. Deuxième volume, "Appendice aux Evangiles", troisième partie, reliure demi-maroquin bordeaux de l'époque, dos à cinq nerfs avec filets dorés, titre doré, doubles filets dorés encadrant les entre-nerfs, signature "L.Curmer" dorée en pied, plats toilés, gardes de papiers marbrés peignés, tranches dorées, pages montées sur onglets, pages de faux titre et de titre datée 1864, texte revu par l'abbé Delaunay, curé de Saint-Etienne du Mont à Paris, désigné par Monseigneur l'Archevêque de Paris, XXXI p. (à Monsieur., Liste des souscripteurs, Actions de Grâces), suivies de 83 ff. non chiffrés consacrés à "la Vie de la Sainte Vierge, la divine enfance, la passionn de N.S.J.C., les saints et les saintes", illustrés par la reproduction de l'oeuvre des Frères Wiérix, suivis de 154 p. de notices, suivies de 2 ff. non chiffré "Classification des diverses écoles de peintures dans les manuscrits.", suivis de la "Description de l'ornementation des Evangiles", première partie, et seconde partie, 255 p. et un f. non chiffré. Notre exemplaire est un des 800 exemplaires d'une des plus belles réalisations en chromolithographie du grand éditeur Léon Curmer (1801-1870), avec le concours de Lemercier. L'ouvrage avait été commercialisé par souscription et chaque exemplaire personnalisé. Napoléon III fut parmi les souscripteurs et le duc d'Aumale le premier. Notre exemplaire est celui d'Edouard Réveil (Pau, 1799 - 1886), sénateur sous le Second Empire, et ancien maire de Lyon de 1842 à 1852. L'ouvrage est exceptionnel par la qualité des chromolithographies qui reproduisent les livres d'heures et les manuscrits anciens les plus fameux, que Curmer lui-même a sélectionnés au cours d'un grand tour des musées et des bibliothèques européennes. L'appendice, riche de ses notices et de son iconographie, permet d'associer à chaque planche des commentaires et des descriptions précises. A noter également dans le volume d'appendice, la suite de reproductions photographiques (5 x 8 cm) des estampes religieuses des frères Wiérix, graveurs hollandais qui véhiculèrent une iconographie jésuite de la contre-réforme, accompagnées de distiques latins.Quelques rousseurs sur les gardes blanches du premier volume, belle reliure et bon intérieur. Pour le volume d'appendice, quelques légers frottements, coins un peu usés, rousseurs et brunissements intérieurs, sans porter atteinte à la qualité de l'ensemble.(B26) PHOTOS NUMERIQUES DISPONIBLES PAR EMAIL SUR SIMPLE DEMANDE-DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPS MAY BE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST Size: 22,5 x 29 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Souvenirblatt mit 12 Ansichten u. einer Karte.

      - Farblithographie b. E. Kaufmann in Lahr, 1864, 28,5 x 40,5 Schefold 33062. - Mittig Karte des Breisgau umgeben von einer Gesamtansicht von St. Blasien, Gasthof St. Blasien, Feldbergturm, Tusculum, Kirche, Schluchsee, Todtmoos-Au, Portal, Albthal, 2 Trachtendarstellungen sowie über der Karte Profil der westlichen Schweizeralpen Ansicht in Höchenschwand bei St. Blasien.

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        THE TWO ROADS TO PEACE! HOW SHALL WE END THE REBELLION-- SHALL WE COAX IT, OR CRUSH IT? EVERY AMERICAN CITIZEN WANTS THE REBELLION ENDED AND PEACE RESTORED. TWO PLANS HAVE BEEN PROPOSED FOR DOING IT: ONE, BY A CONVENTION WHICH MET AT BALTIMORE, JUNE 7; THE OTHER, BY A CONVENTION WHICH MET AT CHICAGO, AUGUST 30. READ AND COMPARE THE TWO. HERE THEY ARE--.

      Published by the National Union Executive Committee, Astor House, [1864], New York: - Broadside, 9-1/2" x 12". Chipped at the blank fore-edge, lightly spotted. Good+. "AMERICANS! Here you have the two plans for ending the Rebellion, restoring peace, and preserving the Union. They differ in every essential feature." The Democrats favor immediate surrender and say "not one word in condemnation of the Rebellion or of those who have wrapped the nation in the flames of civil war." Republicans brand "the Rebellion as a gigantic crime." Democrats have "not a word to say against slavery, which has caused the war, and which is to be the corner-stone of the new Confederacy." Loyal Union men call slavery "a curse to the country, and call for its complete extirpation from the soil of the Republic." "THE ELECTION OF LINCOLN AND JOHNSON IS THE DEATH-KNELL OF THE REBELLION!!"OCLC locates twelve copies under several accession numbers as of May 2016.

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        Framed portrait

      1864. MIDDLETON, E.C. Framed chromolithographic portrait. Cincinnati: E.C. Middleton, 1864. Paper on canvas, oval image measures 13-1/2 by 16-1/2 inches; handsomely framed, entire piece measures 19 by 22 inches. $5500.Mid-19th-century chromolithographic portrait of Washington, laid on canvas, in a contemporary gilt frame.Cincinnati engraver Elijah C. Middleton used a unique method of lithography—printing on canvas-backed paper in oil-based inks—to produce color images of unusually high quality that were still affordable. Starting around 1861, his portraits—often of figures such as George and Martha Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Webster or General Grant—were prized not just locally, but even drew the attention of East Coast markets and competitors. Portrait clean and fine; early frame with expert restoration. A beautiful piece.

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        Mosè in Egitto Azione tragico-sacra in quattro atti

      Giuseppe D'Ambra, NAPOLI 1864 - ITALIANO Libretto d'opera, la copertina in carta presenta aloni e iscrizioni, le pagine si presentano ingiallite con fioriture e non rifilate, visibile una firma nella parte alta del piatto

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        Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Europe. Avec 80 planches représentant 200 sujets peintes d'après nature, gravées sur acier par Pauquet.

      Paris: F. Savy, sd 1864 - In-8; 203p., [1p. Errata], xii: "De la chasse et de la préparation des oiseaux"; faux-titre gravé illustré et 82 planches de Pauquet finement gravées dont 80 coloriées et une dépliante d'instruments. Cartonnage d'éditeur en percaline verte, gardes imprimées avec l'extrait du catalogue de la maison Savy. Minimes frottis à la percaline, autrement un très bon exemplaire, avec les planches très fraîches sans aucune rousseur. Aide-naturaliste au laboratoire de zoologie du Museum, Florent Prévost (1794-1870) étudia particulièrement l'alimentation des oiseaux. Les belles planches de cet ouvrage, finement coloriées à la main, illustrent quelque 200 oiseaux en situation, parmi lesquels les pies, alouettes, bouvreuils, cornettes, gros-becs, merles, hirondelles, mésanges, sitelles ou troglodytes. Ronsil 2438. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Walk across Africa. Or, Domestic Scenes from my Nile Journey.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1864 - Octavo. Original cream cloth, warrior vignette gilt to front board. Contemporary ownership inscription, "G. E. Duncan Morison [sic], Naughton", to half-title. Engraved portrait frontispiece, one large partially coloured folding map by Alexander K. Johnston in end-pocket. First edition, copies also noted in green remainder cloth, of Grant's (1827–92) account of the 1860 Royal Geographical Society expedition led by John Hanning Speke (1827-64). The expedition sought to verify Lake Victoria as the main source of the Nile. Grant, who had befriended Speke in India in 1847, served as second-in-command throughout the expedition and his account provided "details as to the ordinary life and pursuits, the habits and feelings of the natives, and the products of the country" (preface, p. vii). It was also substantially more tolerant of cultural differences than Speke's own account which had been published the previous year: "Whereas Speke frequently ridiculed African leaders and African society, Grant . made a concerted attempt to appreciate them and their lands" (Speake, Literature of Travel and Exploration II, p.502). Reviewing A Walk across Africa in December 1864, Francis Galton, the British anthropologist, wrote: "This volume is a supplementary record of great value and of considerable intrinsic merit It checks and defines what we have heard before, and largely extends our information. Lastly, the volume has been written with far more literary care than any other account of the journey, and it contains many phrases of peculiar raciness and originality" (Galton, The Reader, p.792). Czech p. 111; Embacher p. 131; Howgego IV S54. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Jerusalem Explored: Being A Description of the Ancient and Modern City, with Numerous Illustrations Consisting of Views, Ground Plans and Sections. Translated by George Bonney. 2 Vols

      London: Bell and Daldy, 1864. Ex-Library First Edition. Hardcover. g- to vg. Folio. Vol. 1: xii, 339, (1) with errata and addenda slip bound in. Original half leather over royal blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top edge. Title page in red & black with publisher's device. Vol. II: (8)pp., 63 lithographed plates & plans (some tinted, eight of them foldouts) taken from drawings & photographs by Pierotti. With descriptive text on opposite page. Library blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Title page in red & black with publisher's device. The plates, after photographs and sketches by Pierotti, include a large fold-out panorama of Jerusalem as seen from the Mount of Olives, plans of ancient and modern Jerusalem, views of the Royal Caverns and the Grotto of Jeremiah, ruins of the Tower of Antonia, Pool of Bethesda, Golden Gate, Mosque El-Aksa, Church of the Resurrection, Hospital of St. John, Church of St. Ann, Tomb of David, Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Mount of Olives, Tombs of the Kings, among others. A poignant, most recognized publication of 19th Century Jerusalem known for its beautiful and descriptive plates. The majority of the tinted plates are lithographed by T. Picken and R. M. Bryson with 6 plates each by Pierotti and E. Walker and two by A. Newman, all based on designs by E. Pierotti.Both bindings with typical library tags affixed to cover and spine, volume one with library pocket on inside back cover. University exlibris in both volumes with an additional on of Robert Washington Oates on inside front cover of volume one. Binding of volume one with wear along edges, bumps at corners, scuffing at spine and four inch split at head of front joint, binding rubbed and light scuffing on back cover. Volume two with sporadic light foxing of plates, occasionally in images, most images clean. Binding in good- to very good condition, interior of volume one in very good+, volume two in very good condition.

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        Catalogue of the coleopterous insects of the Canaries in the collection of the British Museum.

      London, The Trustees of the British Museum, 1864. Thick 8vo (21.9 x 14.0 x 3.8 cm). xiii, 648, 8 pp. Publisher's blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine. Yellow endpapers.l The first thorough work on the insects of the Canary Islands following the less extensive work of Webb and Berthelot. The material was mostly collected by the author. As could be expected from rather isolated island-faunas most species described in this work are endemic. Thomas Vernon Wollaston FLS (1822-1878) published a series of eight island faunal studies, the others being on the insects of Madeira (published in 1854), the Coleoptera of Madeira in the British Museum (1857), those of the Cape Verde Islands (1867), on the beetles of the Canaries (this work), on the landshells of the Atlantic islands (1878), and on the variation of species, with especial reference to the insecta (1858). The latter paper in particular is an important contribution to evolution. However, Wollaston, concludes from his researches that species were created under a divine plan to best suit local circumstances. Published in the year previous to Darwin's "On the origin of species", it was kindly received by Darwin. In turn, Wollaston, who could not shed his religious beliefs, published quite a negative review of Darwin's work. Thereafter sympathy between both men although they were working on much the same subject deteriorated slowly but steadily. The present work includes new genera and many new species. Uncut. In the rear a list of British Museum work on zoology, dated 1863. A mint copy. Extremely rare in this state. Cat. BM(NH) V, p. 2,350; Horn-Schenkling II(4), p. 453.

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Augusta 1864 - 1 page, 8 x 5 inches on "State of Georgia Assistant Quartermaster's Office" letterhead, Augusta, January 7, 1864. Exceedingly rare war-date letter signed "Geo. W. Evans," written to Governor Joseph E. Brown, in part: ".This will be handed to you by Maj. B. Lanchis.He visits you in reference to an agency in the importation business which he will explain himself.I think he is eminently qualified to the business which he seeks." Very good. Several folds; very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Ten Months in the Fiji Islands

      John Henry & James Parker, London 1864 - pp. x,xviii,282. Frontis, plates, some coloured. Maps 4, two folding. 1 neatly prepared. A complete copy with a green quarter morocco binding. A handsome copy with a leather spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien. Ansichten aus Japan, China und Siam. Heft 1.

      - Berlin, R. von Decker, 1864. Elephant folio (65.4 x 53.4 cm). Title page with coat of arms of the Prussian King, followed by 6 plates, each with a page of explanatory text in German, English and French. Two of the plates are fine, delicate chromolithographs. Contemporary printed paper boards with title and coat of arms, cloth spine and corners.l The German painter Albert Berg accompanied the Prussian mission under Graf Eulenburg, which visited Japan in 1860-62 in order to negotiate a trade agreement. A report of the voyage was published in a four volume set entitled "Die Preussische Expedition nach Ost-Asien", which is quite well known in a 4to edition. However, a (much more rare) series also exists of much larger, elephant folio size views of the places visited. This is the first portfolio of that series, containing, among others, the beautiful coloured view of Yokohama Bay, with the sacred Mount Fuji in the background. An overview of the plates in this portfolio:1) Yeddo. Ascent to the O-Yawuts temple. 2) Yeddo. The Tokaido.3) Yeddo. A street close to Akabane.4) Yeddo. A Japanese garden.5) Yeddo. Portal of a Miodjin temple.6) Yokuhama - Kanagawa. The first four views are photolithographs; the last two views are chromolithographs and mounted on thicker paper. None of these images are present in the 1st volume of the 4to edition, which has lithographs that are only a quarter or a third the size of the ones present here. Good copy, the covers quite worn but firm. Small library stamp on title page. Expert paper repair on last plate. Contents with a dampstain in lower half of the pages throughout. The dampstain is visible mostly in the text pages and quite faint on the plates. The rear board contains a pocket, presumably for storing a map, but none is present. Henze II, 185; Cordier Indosinica, 989. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Novena á pagdaoat iti milagrosa quen nacascasdaao á catalec cadaguiti di mabalin á si Santa Rita de Casia. Pinutar ti maisa ñga padre ñga Agustino iti provincia á Maquinamianan

      Imp. del Colegio de Santo Tomás, Manila 1864 - 16mo, pp. 32; contemporary green wrappers; very good. An Ayer Linguistics duplicate, a Newberry release stamp inside the front wrapper. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Entdeckung Amerika's in ihrer Bedeutung für die Geschichte des Weltbildes.Berlin, W.H. Kühl; London, Sampson Low & Co.; Paris, H. Welter (atlas volume: printed by Von Giesecke & Devrient, Berlin & Leipzig), 1892. 2 volumes: 1 text (4to) and 1 atlas (folio). Atlas volume with 40 chromolithographed reproductions of historical maps, including many double-page and often partly printed in gold. Half dark red roan.

      - Howes K-267; Philipps, Atlases 1136. First (and only early) edition of a pioneering cartographical study showing the changes in our worldview resulting from the discovery of America. The text written by the German geographer Konrad Kretschmer (1864-1945), is accompanied by 40 beautifully produced reproductions of important, mostly manuscript, maps. It starts with the knowledge of the world in classical antiquity, followed by early Arabic maps from the year 950 to 1349, European maps from the Middle ages, and finishes with European maps of the early 16th century. The text in very good condition; the atlas has some occasional minor foxing to the margins, but is otherwise also very good. The bindings are rubbed along the extremities, in particular the spine, but are still firm, endpapers foxed and browned.

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        Le citoyen Brutus Jacquot - Histoire du temps passÈ

      Grosjean-Maupin, libraire, 1864. 1 101 pp. Ex-libris tampon Marcel Bekus. Demi reliure cuir. Dos ‡ 4 nerfs, coiffes lÈgËrement frottÈes. Plats usÈs. TrËs rares rousseurs. Bon Ètat FranÁais

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        Manuscript library catalogue on paper of H.W. Eastman. Two vols. Vol. I: 104 leaves listing books, six blank leaves, & 23 leaves of miscellaneous accounts, dated 1852-54 with pasted-in clippings of remedies and recipes; Vol. II: 18 leaves (9 are blank) with manuscript label on upper cover "Unbound books & pamphlets H.W. Eastman." 200 x 175 mm. Vol. I in cont. half-calf & marbled boards (new spine); Vol. II: orig. sheep-backed marbled boards (worn)

      [North Hempstead, Queens County, New York?]: before 1864 This large American library of some 3000 volumes containing American, English, and Scottish printed books. The earliest American printed material is from the late 18th century and there are some earlier English printed books. The most recent book we can locate is dated 1863. The owner of this library is very probably the attorney and businessman Henry W. Eastman (1826-82), of North Hempstead, Long Island. He had a successful practice specializing in real estate law, and was a co-founder of the weekly paper The Plaindealer and the Queens County Bar Association, and the founder of the Roslyn Savings Bank. Of special interest are the descriptions of various bound pamphlets containing monographs about the Central Park (1809), Brooklyn ferries (1859), works of local history, remarks on native Americans, slavery, etc. Many of the titles are concerned with law, politics, and history. Several quires of the first volume sprung and a few leaves in the second volume of the catalogue loosely laid in. A highly interesting catalogue of an American private library. A scarce survival.

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        Autograph letter signed; "W. Nernst," to "Herr Kohler," April 14, 1939

      -. Fine. Written on two sides of printed card, approx. 4 X 6 in. Walther Nernst (1864-1941), recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1920, writes to provide rail directions for an Easter visit.

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        Fannie. A Recollection of Wondrous Wanderings. Illustrated by A[mos] V[an] W[art]

      Fontainebleau [London: Printed by William Macintosh], 1864. First Edition. Pictorial title page and 37 illustrations. 67, [1, printer's imprint] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown cloth over bevelled boards, upper board pictorial gilt, a.e.g. Some rubbing to extremities, very occasional foxing, small owner numbering stamp on title page. Presentation inscription from the illustrator "Mr. J. Norman Jackson with Amos Van Wart's compliments" (faintly and inexplicably crossed out by a later owner). Van Wart, Amos. First Edition. Pictorial title page and 37 illustrations. 67, [1, printer's imprint] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed by the whimsical and inventive illustrator of this volume of light verse, an account of the fashionable watering holes of Europe.

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

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

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        Jerusalem Explored: Being A Description of the Ancient and Modern City, with Numerous Illustrations Consisting of Views, Ground Plans and Sections. Translated by George Bonney. 2 Vols

      Bell and Daldy, London 1864 - Folio. Vol. 1: xii, 339, (1) with errata and addenda slip bound in. Original half leather over royal blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top edge. Title page in red & black with publisher's device. Vol. II: (8)pp., 63 lithographed plates & plans (some tinted, eight of them foldouts) taken from drawings & photographs by Pierotti. With descriptive text on opposite page. Library blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine. Top edge gilt. Title page in red & black with publisher's device. The plates, after photographs and sketches by Pierotti, include a large fold-out panorama of Jerusalem as seen from the Mount of Olives, plans of ancient and modern Jerusalem, views of the Royal Caverns and the Grotto of Jeremiah, ruins of the Tower of Antonia, Pool of Bethesda, Golden Gate, Mosque El-Aksa, Church of the Resurrection, Hospital of St. John, Church of St. Ann, Tomb of David, Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Mount of Olives, Tombs of the Kings, among others. A poignant, most recognized publication of 19th Century Jerusalem known for its beautiful and descriptive plates. The majority of the tinted plates are lithographed by T. Picken and R. M. Bryson with 6 plates each by Pierotti and E. Walker and two by A. Newman, all based on designs by E. Pierotti.Both bindings with typical library tags affixed to cover and spine, volume one with library pocket on inside back cover. University exlibris in both volumes with an additional on of Robert Washington Oates on inside front cover of volume one. Binding of volume one with wear along edges, bumps at corners, scuffing at spine and four inch split at head of front joint, binding rubbed and light scuffing on back cover. Volume two with sporadic light foxing of plates, occasionally in images, most images clean. Binding in good- to very good condition, interior of volume one in very good+, volume two in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
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        Arcana coelestia. Himmelska hemligheter, som innehållas i den heliga skrift eller Herrens ord, och nu blifvit upptäckta. Här de som finnas i Första Mose Bok, jemte det underbara, som blifvit sedt i andarnas verld och i änglarnas himmel. 17 volymer. KOMPLETT

      Swedenborgs.samfundets Förlag. Inbunden bok. Band 2-18, tryckta 1864-1912. Band 1, 2. uppl. 1919, något reviderad av C. J. N. Manby. Samtliga 17 band är inbundna i halvklotband, se bilder. Solblekta ryggar (bortsett från band 14 som är inbundet vid ett senare tillfälle) samt något slitna pärmar.

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