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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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        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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        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]

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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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        JUDAICA RHODES, ITALY MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION AUTOGRAPHS, STAMPS OF RABBIS 1864-65

      JUDAICA RHODES, ITALY MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPHS OF RABBIS 1864-65 Fundraiser for Jews of Rhodes after earthquake by Rabbi Haim Joseph Franco 10 filled pages, size: 29 x 22.5 cm. Condition: yellow/ light brown fragile paper, brown damping stains, shabby, creased edges with some missing places and tears. Small missing place in the middle to p.5 because of fragile paper It is a kind of "license" that chief rabbi of Rodos Haim Joseph Franco had to travel throughout Emilia Romagna looking for funds to help the Community of Rhodes that was damaged by a earthquake in December 1864. There are requests to different Jewish Communities: Padua, Verona, Mantua, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Cento, Florence, Livorno, Ancona - (A letter of recommendation by Rabbi David Vivanti for a fundraiser to assist the poor Jews of Rhodes in the aftermath of the earthquake, followed by the list of the donators of Ancona and the amounts donated.) There are recommendation letters, signatures and stamps of Chief Rabbis of these communities Discription of pages 5 - 8 : 6th December. Certification of A.D. Norsa from the Mantua Community, who says how much they have collected; 8th December. Certification of the greatest rabbi of Reggio Emilia, G.Lattes, saying how much they collected; 11th December. Certification of the greatest rabbi of Modena, Modena David I., who says how much they have collected. 13 December. Letter of recommendation for Franco written by Major rabbi of Cento, M. Sorani, followed by a list of the funds collected; December 18. Certification of the greatest rabbi of Ferrara, Reggio Leon, who says how much they have collected; December 25. Letter of recommendation for Franco written by Major Rabbi of Florence, followed by a list of the funds collected. Si tratta di una sorta di "patente" con la quale il missionario Haim Joseph Franco circolava in Emilia Romagna raccogliendo nel dicembre 1864 offerte per gli ebrei di Rodi. Ci sono attestazioni di offerte/sollecitazioni ad offrire di diverse Comunita. 6 dicembre. Attestazione del pro-Anziano della Comunita di Mantova, A.D. Norsa, che dice quanto hanno raccolto; 8 dicembre. Attestazione del rabbino maggiore di Reggio Emilia, G.Lattes, che dice quanto hanno raccolto; 11 dicembre. Attestazione del rabbino maggiore di Modena, David I. Modena, che dice quanto hanno raccolto. 13 dicembre. Lettera di raccomandazioni per Franco scritta dal rabbino maggiore di Cento, M. Sorani, seguita da elenco delle offerte raccolte; 18 dicembre. Attestazione del rabbino maggiore di Ferrara, Leon Reggio, che dice quanto hanno raccolto; 25 dicembre. Lettera di raccomandazioni per Franco scritta dal rabbino maggiore di Firenze, seguita da elenco delle offerte raccolte. I CAN SEND SOME MORE PICTURE IF YOU NEED

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        The Archer's Register

      London, Shrewsbury, and Birmingham: Howell, James & Co.; Adnitt and Naunton and others, 1864-1915. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Editor. Complete set of 42 volumes in original green cloth of slightly varying shades with gilt stamping. 150-300pp. (Lake and Wright p. 331). A Near Fine set with mostly sharp gilt, clean interiors, and sturdy bindings. A few issues have light dampstaining or wrinkling to contents, small staining to covers, dings, or tender hinges here and there, marginal notations, but the set is generally in great shape. Very first issue 1864 inscribed with editor (James Sharpe, who initially dropped his last "e" in early issues) and publisher's compliments on half title. A complete run (the publication was on hiatus from 1868-1876) of a notable British archery publication compiling results from the UK, the US, and British colonies with original articles covering everything about the sport from the Chinese long bow to 14th Century archery. Contains diagrams, illustrations, contemporary ads for all manner of products, and-- from 1893 on-- numerous photographs showing individuals and groups of both sexes with their equipment. Especially striking are the photos of rows of Victorian-era ladies in their petticoats outdoors with fierce-looking bows strung, of which there are many. Very rarely available for sale. Only a few complete sets in worldwide institutional collections according to OCLC.

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        The Illustrated London News: Number 1211. Vol XLV. July - December 1864

      1864 - pp.668. Original quarter roan and cloth in very good condition, worth numerous engravings in the text including images of New Zealand, Auckland, Canterbury, Maori Land Wars, Pah Scenes and images of Melbourne town scenes in Australia. A very good copy, complete with the Australasian images, often used by print dealers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BILLIARDS: ARTE DE APRENDER Y JUGAR EL NOBLE JUEGO DEL VILLAR, CON LAS REGLAS Y LEYES EN TODA SU ESTENCION.

      12°, 32 pp., 2 folding lithographed plates (24 x 16 inches), original tan wrappers with printed title, pasted publisher's add on the back (Very Good, uncut, wrappers slightly scuffed, dusty and with soft folds). - Malaga: D. José Garcia Taboadela, 1864. First Spanish book on billiards, with two large folding plates. This is the first Spanish book on billiards, with two large folding lithographed plates, published in Malaga, Spain, in 1864.

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        The Cradle of Rebellion: A History of the Secret Societies of France

      New York: John Bradburn. Hardcover. 479 pages. Translated from the French. "The object in translating this work, the production of a sparkling and witty French writer, De La Hodde, is to show the dangerous consequences, to society and government, arising from the practices of secret associations. It gives a perfect illustration of the operations of these associations in bringing about the present unprincipled rebellion in the United States. French characters, similar to the leading conspirators against our own government, are set forth in a way that gives the reader a clear insight into the science of demagogism, and lays open that nefarious class of political transactions which must tend to the ruin of any country whatever, and especially to one which is governed by republican institutions. New light is shed upon the darkling work of secret societies; their demoralizing consequences to society are exposed, and their deeds of subterraneous deceit and treachery brought to the contempt and detestation of all good, true, and loyal men." - from Preface. A heavily worn former library copy with the usual markings. Those with an interest in more recent conspiracies may be interested to know that this copy previously belonged to the University of Chicago Library. . Fair. 1864. Reprint.

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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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        Alexander Stephens on Mismanagement of Confederate Government and Economy

      1864 - Autograph Letter Signed as Confederate Vice President, Crawfordville, Ga., April 29, 1864, to James A. Seddon, Confederate Secretary of War. 8 pp (the first 4 and last 4 of what was a 16-page letter), 4 1/2 x 7 in. "You can not possibly regret more sincerely or profoundly my disagreement with members of the administration upon some of the late measures of Legislation than I do myself. [The crops] should be & should have been husbanded & guarded as gold. Not a grain of corn or blade of grass should have been wasted or lost or misapplied. Many plantations have been virtually abandoned to the negroes without any suitable superintendent. Many persons still at home under the uncertainty of getting details are failing to plant their usual crops."Vice President Stephens writes the Secretary of War strongly voicing his objections to acts passed by the Confederate Congress and about the economic, social, and military disintegration of the Confederacy. Excerpt. How the editor became possessed of that portion of my communication I did not know and I added most truthfully that it was a matter of very bitter consequence to me. I saw to my mortification that the editor had put an erroneous construction upon my motives & feelings in using the words I did. The Editor alluded to had exhibited (privately, not published) the extract alluded to. He showed it as evidence of my "bitterness, hostility and malignancy" (I quote his words) against the administration. Entertaining no such feelings or anything kindred to them I did not wish Judge Campbell to draw any such inference. You can not possibly regret more sincerely or profoundly my disagreement with members of the administration upon some of the late measures of Legislation than I do myself. And nothing could have induced me to have taken public position against them but a sense of public duty arising from a strong conviction of the mischievous and dangerous tendency of those measures, founded as they were in my judgment upon great and radical errors. But in this as in all differences amongst common friends in a great common cause I assure you I was influenced by nothing except what I regarded as the public good. I was not influenced in the slightest degree by feelings of hostility or bitterness, to say nothing of malignancy, towards a single mortal who disagreed with me. . and to continue to issue them [treasury notes] with this semblance of integrity of purpose will but result in greater mischief in the end.The tithe therefore should be & should have been husbanded & guarded as gold. Not a grain of corn or blade of grass should have been wasted or lost or misapplied. Our production of provisions this year will be greatly lessened from another cause. That is the general derangement of labor and the management of large planting interests as well as small under the last military act. The uncertainty of whether parties could get what is called details [ie work details] has caused many to make arrangements to suit themselves. Many have gone into the army, rather than be conscripted. Many plantations have been virtually abandoned to the negroes without any suitable superintendent. Many persons still at home under the uncertainty of getting details are failing to plant their usual crops. In my judgment this organization of what is now called the reserve force is almost a farce. It would be indeed a farce if it were not for the serious consequences attending it. There will hardly be as many able bodied men sent to the army under its operation as there are useless drones and consumers engaged in it. As a reserved corps to be relied on in emergency the State Militia organization would have been much more efficient and the agricultural or other interests would not have been so much deranged by relying on that. But enough of this. I find I am writing much more than I intended when I set out. What I have said is with great freed. (See website for full description)

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 - 1864 Wisden : Paperback with Facsimile Spine and Covers

      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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        The Archer's Register

      Howell, James & Co.; Adnitt and Naunton and others 1864 - Complete set of 42 volumes in original green cloth of slightly varying shades with gilt stamping. 150-300pp. (Lake and Wright p. 331). A Near Fine set with mostly sharp gilt, clean interiors, and sturdy bindings. A few issues have light dampstaining or wrinkling to contents, small staining to covers, dings, or tender hinges here and there, marginal notations, but the set is generally in great shape. Very first issue 1864 inscribed with editor (James Sharpe, who initially dropped his last "e" in early issues) and publisher's compliments on half title. A complete run (the publication was on hiatus from 1868-1876) of a notable British archery publication compiling results from the UK, the US, and British colonies with original articles covering everything about the sport from the Chinese long bow to 14th Century archery. Contains diagrams, illustrations, contemporary ads for all manner of products, and-- from 1893 on-- numerous photographs showing individuals and groups of both sexes with their equipment. Especially striking are the photos of rows of Victorian-era ladies in their petticoats outdoors with fierce-looking bows strung, of which there are many. Very rarely available for sale. Only a few complete sets in worldwide institutional collections according to OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Heroes of the War for the Union and Their Achievements: A Complete History of the Great Rebellion, Consisting of Biographical Sketches of Officers and Statesmen; Pictures of Great Battles. . .

      Cincinnati: R. W. Carroll & Co. Publishers, 1864. - 8vo. Frontispiece engraved portrait. viii, 512 pp. + [2] pp. ads. Rebound in gilt stamped light brown buckram. Scattered light foxing, more in the early pages, else very good. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ACTS PASSED BY THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA, IN EXTRA SESSION AT OPELOUSAS, DECEMBER, 1862 & JANUARY, 1863.

      Printed at the "Times" Office- Louis Dupleix, Proprietor,, Natchitoches, LA: 1864 - 48pp, printed in English only [as issued]. Disbound, old institutional rubberstamp on blank portion of title page. Else Very Good., A scarce Confederate imprint, which the Times Office also issued in a more common version, with English and French on opposite pages. Much material on the prosecution of the War.Parrish & Willingham 2992 [1- LNHC only]. For the English-French printing see P&W 2991 [11 locations].

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        The Modern Angler, Containing Instructions in the Art of Fly-Fishing, Spinning and Bottom-Fishing, Fully Describing the Tackle, and Other Requisites... with an Account of the Best Places for Angling, Including the Thames, Lea, & C. , by Otter

      London: Alfred & Son. Very Good-; Top of spine worn with light wear at corners, brilght . unfaded copy.. 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Publisher's dark green ornately embossed cloth, gilt title on front board, all edges gilt, [6], iii, 103p., text illustrations, plates printed on tinted paper, one adv. page, six pages of "Requisites" for different types of fishing. **Inscribed presentation cvopy: "Thos. House Esq with the Athors compt." ; Signed by Author .

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        ELEGANTLY WRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER, SIGNED, TO NEW YORK ATTORNEY FRANCIS H. UPTON, REGARDING JOUETT'S CAPTURE OF A REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER AND HIS ENTITLEMENT TO PRIZE MONEY.

      May 16, 1864, U.S.S. 'Metacomet' off Mobile : - [4]pp, folio sheet folded to 12-1/2" x 8", printed on rectos only. Fine. Signed at the end, "Very Respectfully &c | Your obdt Servt | Jas. E. Jouett | Lieut Comdr | U.S.N." Jouett, known as "Fightin Jim" Jouett, ended his illustrious career as a Rear Admiral. His Letter is an enlightening illumination of the issues involving maritime prizes. A Kentuckian, he was a career Navy man who served in the Mexican War and on the African Coast with Matthew C. Perry. During the Civil War, after having been captured at Pensacola and released, he commanded the 'Montgomery' and 'Cuyler' on blockading duty; in September 1863 he was transferred to the command of the 'Metacomet', where he wrote this letter. In the Battle of Mobile Bay, under Admiral Farragut, he distinguished himself and was a witness to Farragut's famous command, "Damn the Torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" [See, XVII 'The United Service: A Monthly Review of Military and Naval Affairs', January 1897, pages 17-36]. Jouett's Letter to Upton: "I commanded the U.S.S. 'R.R. Cuyler' of Mobile Bar, in the Squadron of Admiral D.G. Farragut- who was then (June 25th, 1863) Comdg at Vicksburg. "Orders were sent from the Navy Dept June 9th to Admiral Farragut to send the 'R.R. Cuyler' north, Orders were sent me off Mobile of June 25th, 1863 and given to me by the Senior Officer comdg off Mobile to proceed to the Navy Yard at Phila. in person, and to the Secy of the Navy by letter. The Admiral expressed his regret at losing myself & vessel, & hoped we might be restored to him &c. "I sailed from off Mobile July 9th and off the Tortugas I chased & captured the Rebel Str. 'Kate Dale' from Mobile. I was beyond Admiral Farragut's jurisdiction by several hundred miles, & was in Admiral Bailey's. The prize was taken to Phila. and I was told by the Prize Commissioners that I was perfectly entitled to 3/20, and that I was on detached service- the District Attorney also said it was a plain case, and needed no argument. The Court decreed that the 'R.R. Cuyler' was the only vessel entitled to share in the Prize. The Dept by some unknown law, has given Admiral Farragut 1/20, which in the opinion of the Court, the Commissioners, & Dist. Attorney, they had no right to do. Will you please give me a written opinion as to the merits of the case; whether I was on detached service, & whether the Admiral whose squadron I had been in, was entitled to share? I have since my reporting to the Dept, been ordered to different ships, the 'R.R. Cuyler' has now rejoined this squadron. "This is a case which may involve many cases yet to come. In a similar case of the U.S.S. 'Octorara' Comdr D.D. Porter was ordered to proceed from below Vicksburg (about July 10th, 1862) to Fortress Monroe, on the way north, when off Charleston S.C. she captured the Eng. Str 'Jubal Cain' from Nassau. The 'Jubal Cain' was subsequently condemned, and Commander Porter received as his share of the proceeds three twentieths 3/20 of the portion awarded to the captures. "Admiral Farragut commanded in person at Vicksburg, when the 'Octorara' was ordered North." The Letter's recipient, Francis H. Upton, was "An eminent lawyer of New York City," specializing in admiralty law, the author of several legal treatises [Adams, 'Dictionary of American Authors', page 394 (Houghton Mifflin: 1901)], and thus a perfect choice to act as Jouett's attorney. He was evidently a friend of Herman Melville. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        8th Regiment N.Y. Artillery. Colonel P.A Porter

      Baltimore Maryland, 1864. Lithograph With Vignettes of Fort Henry and Federal Hill. Portraits of 5 officers, Surmountd by Eagle Lithographed by H. Schroeder, 69 W. Fayette St., Balt Lithograph. printed in colors by G. Sanders & Co...Balimore Maryland. 27-1/2 x 21-1/2 inches. Matted. Generally fine condition. Lithograph With Vignettes of Fort Henry and Federal Hill. Portraits of 5 officers, Surmountd by Eagle Lithographed by H. Schroeder, 69 W. Fayette St., Balt Lithograph. printed in colors by G. Sanders & Co...Balimore Maryland. 27-1/2 x 21-1/2 inches. "The Regiment was organized as the 129th N.Y. Infantry, at Lockport, N.Y. and mustered into the U.S. service Aug., 22, 1862...was tarnsferred to Heavy Artillery in Dec. 1862 and designated the 8th N.Y. Vol. Artillery. Recruited to the maximum number (1839 men) in Feb. 1864.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 - 1864 original Wisden rebound w/o wrappers excellent conditio

      For sale here is an original 1864 Wisden which has recently been beautifully rebound in green cloth with a green leather spine and the title and year in gilt to the spine. The binding is identical to several others we are listing and has been done by Scriveners Bookbinders in Buxton, Derbyshire. The original wrappers have not been preserved but the book is otherwise complete. The title page has had a tiny amount of restoration to the page edges but otherwise the contents are entirely unrestored, complete, original and in very nice condition with just the odd spot or mark but really in excellent condition. As a bonus, the book is signed ""to the reader"" page by Charles Pardon, the editor of the Almanac from 1887 to 1891. The book doesn't appear to be a presentation copy but appears to have been Pardon's own copy. A very rare book in excellent condition, brilliantly rebound, with the added bonus of the signature and offered at a very competitive price.

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        OEUVRES. [4 VOLS CT]

      Paris:: Imprimerie Imperiale,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1864-1868.. First Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; aprox 3000 pages; 4to, orig ptd blue-green bds; scuffed, joints occasionally rubbed, corners bumped. With portrait & 40 plates, many folding. Scattered light foxing. Untrimmed & partly unopened. Binding solid.1st collected ed. 11.5" x 9". A hefty 27 pounds. Author was responsible for naming the element Hydrogen . Historically, mass conservation was discovered in chemical reactions by Antoine Lavoisier in the late 18th ...the birth of chemistry under the great Antoine Laurent Lavoisier... Few copies of this work exist. ; 27 .

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        A Grammar of the Chinese Colloquial Language Commonly Called the Mandarin Dialect

      Presbyterian Mission Press, Shanghai 1864 - Quarter leather boards with marbled paper, corners bumped, edges rubbed, spine starting. Previous owners name on ffep & dated 1870, pages age darkened with some light spotting, small water stain to title page, page 279 (last page) almost loose [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CAMERA AND THE PENCIL; OR THE HELIOGRAPHIC ART, ITS THEORY AND PRACTICE IN ALL ITS VARIOUS BRANCHES; e.g. - DAGUERREOTYPY, PHOTOGRAPHY, &c; TOGETHER WITH ITS HISTORY IN THE UNITED STATES AND IN EUROPE; BEING AT ONCE A THEORETICAL AND A PRACTICAL TREATISE, AND DESIGNED ALIKE, AS A TEXT-BOOK AND A HAND-BOOK

      Philadelphia: M.A. Root; J.B. Lippincott & Co.; D. Appleton & Co., N.Y., 1864. First edition. 8vo., xviii, 19-456 pp., illustrated with portrait engravings. Publisher's presentation binding of full morocco, embossed with camera and pallet design in gilt on front and rear boards, with decoratively stamped borders, gilt-decorated dentelles, a.e.g. Lacking two small slivers from the blank front fly leaf, else a fine and bright copy. Marcus Aurelius Root (1808 - 1888) was one of America's preeminent daguerreotypists. "Root's book, The Camera and the Pencil or The Heliographic Art [1864] remains a major source on the the theory and practice of photography in America in the 19th century. Finally, Root was a pioneering photographic historian and collector: The Camera and the Pencil includes the first history of American photography ever written." Will Stapp, p. 1208 , Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography. An exceptional copy. Roosens and Salu No. 4910.

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        Harper's Weekly: Journal of Civilization Vol VIII (Complete year)

      Harper's, 1864. , 1864. Issues no. 366-418. Jan 2 to Dec 31. 848p. Illustrated. Apprears complete. Text generally Very Good: Pages 179 torn, 263/4 & 265/6 Separated & torn. 837 has tape repairs. Original embossed cloth. Rebacked. Very Oversize. Good copy NOTE: This book will be available for shipping in Mid-May for about four weeks and again in September for two weeks.. Hardback. Good.

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