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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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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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        WHAT GENUINE DEMOCRATS THINK OF THE REBELLION.

      National Union Executive Committee,, [New York: 1864 - Broadsheet, 9" x 11.5". Caption title [as issued], printed in double columns. Light spotting, Good+. An 1864 campaign broadsheet, attacking the Democratic Party for refusing to condemn "those leaders of the old Democratic party who plotted the overthrow of the Government and the disruption of the Union." Instead, at their Chicago Convention "they denounced the war against the Rebellion." The opinions of War Democrats who support the government and oppose their Party's peace-at-any- price platform are prominently displayed. These include Generals Daniel E. Sickles, A.J. Smith, John A. Dix, Benjamin F. Butler, and John A. Logan. They condemn supporters of the Democratic platform, and treasonous remarks of Copperheads like Ohio Representative Clement Vallandigham. "Here are the opinions and sentiments of some of the ablest and most distinguished DEMOCRATS of the United States. Will you listen to them, or to the conspirators and sham-Democrats who misrepresented the Democratic sentiment of the country at Chicago? Which is the truest Democrat, General Jack Logan, of Illinois, or Vallandigham, of Ohio?" Not in Nevins, Bartlett, Sabin. OCLC locates nine copies under three accession numbers [as of May 2016].

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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]

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn, ABAA]
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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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        Aus dem todten Hause. Nach dem Tagebuch eines nach Sibirien Verbannten. Herausgegeben von Th. (sic) M. Dostojewski. Nach dem Russischen bearbeitet.

      Leipzig, Wolfgang Gerhard. 1864. - 8°. IV S., S. 3 - 251 S., 191 S., Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Erste deutsche Ausgabe, übersetzt und bearbeitet wahrscheinlich vom Verleger selbst, der zwischen 1858 bis ca. 1900 rund 60 russische Titel verlegte. Laut Erhard Hexelschneider in "Leipzigs russische Welt" einem Aufsatz, erschienen im Jahrbuch Leipziger Stadtgeschichte 2012, S.233, wurden von dem Buch nur 150 Exemplare verkauft. Der Rest der Auflage wurde makuliert. Die erste vollständige russische Ausgabe erschein als Fortsetzung in "Wremja" 1861/62. Das erste in Buchform in Deutsch erschienene Buch des Autors. - Titel mit gelöschtem Stempel. Die ersten und letzten 4 Blatt stockfleckig, sonst sauber. Einbandrücken leicht beschabt und etwas fleckig. Kanten und Ecken mässig bestossen. - Das einzige in einer deutschen Auktion nachweisbare Exemplar wurde 2011 für € 950.-- verkauft. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Würzburg, 8. XII. 1864.

      1864. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An Hofkapellmeister Vinzenz Lachner in Mannheim: "[...] Ueberbringer dieses, Hr. Tür de Séchelles, Mitinhaber des in Bruchsal errichteten Inter National Instituts, hat eine tragische Oper in 3 Akten 'Spartacus' gedichtet, und in Folge in Musik gesetzt. Dichter und Komponist hegen nun natürlich den lebhaften Wunsch, ihr Werk und zwar vor allem an einer renommierten Bühne aufgeführt zu sehen. Eine solche aber ist vorzugsweise die Mannheimer Bühne, an welcher speziell die Oper durch das Verdienst ihres Meisters und Leiters, durch Ihr Verdienst, hochgeehrter Herr, weit berühmt ist [...]". - Im Hauptberuf städtischer Beamter und zuletzt bis 1855 als Stadtkämmerer tätig, widmete Becker sich der Musik und gründete und leitete mehrere Gesangsvereine in Würzburg. "Als Komponist zahlreicher, teilweise preisgekrönter Chor- und Studentenlieder (u.a. das Frankenlied 'Wohlauf, die Luft geht frisch und rein') war er auch im Ausland bekannt. Ferner schuf er Instrumentalstücke, Kirchenkompositionen und Opern ('Die Bergknappen', 1837)" (DBE). - Etwas angestaubt und mit stärkeren Läsuren am rechten Rand.

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        Le Temple De Jerusalem Monographie Du Haram-Ech-Cherif Suivi d’Un Essay Sur La Topographie De La Ville-Sainte.

      Noblet & Baudry, Paris 1864 - (445 x 320 mm), 37 plates of which 11 are coloured by hand, there also an extra plate of the interior of the Mosque of Omar, not mentioned in the table + 57 figures; raised gilt decorated spine, gitl top edges, marbled endpapers, binding signed by « Pralon reliure à Dijon», covers slightly rubbed, Armorial non identified Bookplate « H. I. C. vincit », scattered foxing throughout. Charles-Jean-Melchior de Vogüé (1829–1916) embarked on an extensive survey of the Aksa mosque. He was accompanied by another archaeologist William H, Waddington, an artist E. Duthoit, and later Henri Sauvaire the French Consul in Beirut as a photographer. With the help of the French Consul in Jerusalem Mr. de Barrere, he was able to acquire a permission from the Ottoman authorities to start his research in the Aksa mosque. De Vogue examined the stones of the mosque, its wall and describe his findings in this work. The different surveys of the mosque in the 19th century attest the growing Western interests in the Holy Land. The importance of de Vogue’s work lies in the fact that he found remnants of ancient frescoes which were destroyed during a previous restoration. The appendix in this work deals in details with the topography of Jerusalem. Bibliographic reference: Tobler p. 187. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité sur les vins du Médoc et les autres vins rouges et blancs du Département de la Gironde.

      Bordeaux, Chaumas, 1864. ____ Cinquième édition revue, augmentée. Un des meilleurs ouvrages sur les vins du Médoc au XIXe. Publié pour la première fois en 1824, il a été réédité et sans cesse augmenté. Toutes les éditions de cet ouvrage sont recherchées. Illustré par 40 planches hors-texte dont 33 gravures de châteaux des principaux domaines du Médoc, 1 carte dépliante de la Gironde et 6 tableaux hors-texte. Les couvertures imprimées, très fraîches, ont été conservées par le relieur. Bel exemplaire. Vicaire 372. *-------*. In-8. [224 x 142 mm] Collation : Front., (4), IV, 364 pp., 40 planches hors-texte. Demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs, couvertures imprimées conservées. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Can You Forgive Her? ? with illustrations. In Two Volumes. Vol. I [Vol. II]

      Chapman and Hall, London 1864 - Browne, Hablot K. First edition, with half-titles. With 40 plates, those in vol. I by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") and those in vol. II by Miss Taylor. vi, [ii], 320; vi, [ii]. 320 pp. Printed by William Clowes and Son. 2 vols. 8vo. The first novel in Trollope's Palliser series. Sadleir, Trollope, 19; NCBEL III, 882; Wolff 6769 Half contemporary brown morocco and marbled boards, marbled edges. Inner hinges of vol. I repaired. Very Good (slight rubbing to marbled sides, text clean and fresh) With 40 plates, those in vol. I by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") and those in vol. II by Miss Taylor. vi, [ii], 320; vi, [ii]. 320 pp. Printed by William Clowes and Son. 2 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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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., 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.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Can You Forgive Her? ... with illustrations In Two Volumes Vol I [Vol II]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1864. First edition, with half-titles. With 40 plates, those in vol. I by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") and those in vol. II by Miss Taylor. vi, [ii], 320; vi, [ii]. 320 pp. Printed by William Clowes and Son. 2 vols. 8vo. Half contemporary brown morocco and marbled boards, marbled edges. Inner hinges of vol. I repaired. Very Good (slight rubbing to marbled sides, text clean and fresh). Browne, Hablot K. First edition, with half-titles. With 40 plates, those in vol. I by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") and those in vol. II by Miss Taylor. vi, [ii], 320; vi, [ii]. 320 pp. Printed by William Clowes and Son. 2 vols. 8vo. The first novel in Trollope's Palliser series. Sadleir, Trollope, 19; NCBEL III, 882; Wolff 6769

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        Results of the Meteorological Observations taken in... Victoria...

      Melbourne: John Ferres, 1864. Quarto, coloured frontispiece, plates and charts; a fine copy in contemporary calf. An extensive monograph: whilst primarily an overview of the meteorological conditions of the colony of Victoria, the work contains a chapter on meteors, their incidence 'from 1859 to the end of April 1861' along with an extensive statistical analysis of this phenomena. There is also a chapter on the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights, illustrated by a striking, coloured lithographic frontispiece. This is the Hobill Cole copy.Born in Bavaria in 1849, Neumayer was an important figure in colonial science who was convinced that Australia provided important opportunities for scientific research, who made a study of terrestrial magnetism, conducted a survey of Victoria and worked for many years at the Flagstaff Observatory. He was also the one time colleague of the artist Eugene von Guérard. Rebacked.

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        Illustrirtes Thierleben. Eine allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs. Mit Abbildungen, ausgeführt unter Leitung von R. Kretschmer. In 6 Bänden (vollständig).

      Bibliographisches Institut, Hildburghausen, 1864 (recte 1863) -1869.. Gr.-Oktav. Blind- und goldgepr. Org.-Ganzleinen (Verlagseinbände). Gestochener Titel, XI (+I), 696; VIII, 901 (+1); 1035 (+1); V (+I), 841 (+1) S; IV, 1109 (+1) S., mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten und 112 Holzstichtafeln. Einbände teils leicht berieben und bestoßen, Kapitale und Gelenke teils etwas aufgeplatzt, jedoch nicht übermäßig störend, Innen papierbedingt mitunter gleichmässig schwach gebräunt. Erste Ausgabe. Nissen, IVB 138. Sarkowski, Gr. 16,1. – Die Tafeln nach der Natur ausgeführt unter Leitung von Emil Schmidt und Robert Kretschmer (ferner C. Zimmermann und Johanna Schmidt). Der sechste Band (zu den Wirbellosen) verfaßt von E. L. Taschenberg und O. Schmidt. – Wohl eines der erfolgreichsten Werke der Naturgeschichte überhaupt und darin der „Histoire Naturelle“ Buffons aus dem vorhergehenden Jahrhundert ähnlich. Es wurde in praktisch alle Verkehrssprachen übersetzt und bis weit in das 20. Jahrhundert immer wieder neu aufgelegt. Die vorliegende Erstausgabe ist mittlerweile recht selten geworden, dies gilt insbesondere für vollständige, gut erhaltene Exemplare in den Verlagseinbänden.

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        San-Tsze-King: The Three Character Classic Composed towards the End of the XIIIth Century by Wang-Pih-How Published in Chinese and English with the Table of the 214 Radicals. Primary Instruction of the Chinese Language. Original First 1864 Edition

      Paris: Benjamin Duprat, 1864 - First edition, first printing. Octavo,20p lithographed plates in Chinese and 16p English translation. Original printed wrappers now protected in oil paper dustjacket. Extremely scarce in fine condition. Page edges still uncut and unopened. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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