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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]

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Thomas Dorn ABAA]
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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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        El correo literario. Periodico politico, literario i de costumbres ilustrado

      -0, 1864. In 4, pp. 312 (numerazione continua, mancano quindi delle pagine in corrispondenza dei numeri di giornale mancanti). Raccolta dei 28 numeri dal numero 1 dell'11 luglio 1864 al numero 28 del gennaio 1865 di questo periodico cileno. Mancano alla raccolta completa i numeri: 8, 10, 11 per un totale, quindi, di 25 numeri presenti. In ciascun numero vi sono delle litografie con ritratti satirici e non di personaggi per un totale di 62 tavole. Testo su de colonne. Legatura in mz. pl. coeva. Rara raccolta di questo periodico cileno di politica e costume. SPA

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

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

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        Trial and Sentence of Franz Muller for the Murder of Mr Briggs on.

      1864 - The First Murder Committed on a British Train [Broadside]. [Murder]. Muller, Franz [1840-1864]. Trial and Sentence of Franz Muller, For the Murder of Mr Briggs on the North London Railway. [London:, S.n., 1864?]. 19-3/4" x 14-1/2" broadside mounted on 22-1/2" x 15" thick-paper backing sheet. Text in four columns below headline and large woodcut trial scene, woodcuts of Muller and an unidentified man at foot of text. Moderate toning, a little heavier along outer margins, some wear and a few small chips to edges, negligible inkspotting in two places. * Franz Muller was a German tailor who was hanged for the murder of Thomas Briggs, the first killing to occur on a British train. The case caught the public's imagination due to increasing fears about the safety of rail travel and Scotland Yard's pursuit of Muller across the Atlantic Ocean to New York. The text concludes with six stanzas of verse. The final verse reads: "Thousands from every quarter, Did anxious flock to see, The author of this murder, The Railway tragedy, He now is at his trial, He who caused such grief and pain, The man who killed poor Thomas Briggs, All in a railway train."

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        NILE BASIN. Part I. Tanganyika to be Ptolemy's Western Lake Reservoir. A Memoir Read Before the Royal Geographical Society, November 14, 1864. With Prefatory Remarks. By Richard F. Burton. Part II. Captain Speke's Discovery of the Source of the Nile. A Review. By James M'Queen

      London Tinsley Brothers 1864 - First edition, very scarce. With the three very rare maps, which are seldom found in any copies. 8vo, publisher’s original maroon cloth gilt lettered and decorated in blind on the covers. iv, 195, 4 pp publisher’s catalogue. An especially pleasing, very handsome and bright copy indeed. Small restoration to the head of the spine measuring approximately 1/4" x 9/16", endpapers expertly renewed to match the original. VERY RARE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH WITH THE THREE ELUSIVE MAPS. Burton's contribution, in which he essentially carries out the debate with Speke that would have taken place had not the latter been killed in an hunting accident on the day scheduled for the meeting, occupies the first 65 pages. The remainder is M'Queen's scathing review of Speke's claims to the discovery of the source of the Nile. M'Queen's parting shot sums up the tenor of the whole review: "We truly lament the time that has been lost, and the money that has been spent, without any definite settlement of any material point, and with only the absurd result of finding the source of the great river Nile placed in a narrow ravine, where not a drop of water is to be found, except that which drops from the clouds during the periodical rains--nay, chiefly the fresh water which rushes into this ravine from the flooding of the lake to the northward, and which flood flows in an opposite direction to the current of the true Nile stream!" Penzer says this title is uncommon even in poor condition, and good copies are scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Some natural types of spiritual Things [ Biblical Text ]

      Wandsworth Common. Surrey : Miss Champion's , 1864. Book measures 9 x 6 1/2 inches. 14 decorative cromolithographic plates, including imprint opposite title page. Bound in original publishers gilt boards with bevelled edges, full gilt edges. Cloth is lightly dust/dirt marked, small stain mark on bottom board. Binding in good solid condition. Internally, pages/plates in very good clean condition. A very nice copy, of a rare title.. First Edition. Very Good. Quarto.

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        A GENERAL ORDER ON THE COURT MARTIAL OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN SOLDIER IN THE 1ST SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS DURING THE CIVIL WAR.

      Washington, D.C.: February 18, 1864.. 1864.. Very good.. - Octavo, 7-1/2 inches high by 5-1/8 inches wide. Softcover, printed self- wraps consisting of 2 pages of text on both sides of one sheet with an attached blank leaf. There are 2 equidistant holes along the left edge and very minor creases to the front and top edges. The report is signed in type by General E.D. Townsend, as Assistant Adjutant General. Very good. <p>"General Orders, No. 60. War Department" reporting on the trial of Private Jonas Aikins, an African-American soldier serving in the Union Army with the 1st South Carolina Volunteers. Accused of mutinous conduct after refusing an order and muttered "I would like to shoot every white officer." Aikins was judged guilty and sentenced to be shot to death, but the sentence was here commuted by order of President Lincoln to 12 months of hard labor "the president directs that the sentence ... be commuted 'to confinement at hard labor, at Fort Clinch, Amelia Island, Florida under the orders of the Commanding Officer of the forces there, for twelve (12) months, and a loss of all pay and allowances, except the necessary food and clothing for the same period.'". The 1st South Carolina Volunteers was the first African-American regiment in the Union army, and was composed of escaped slaves. The regiment was later known as the 33rd United States Colored Troops.

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        Was und wie? II. Theil: Grundzüge der Taktik. Mit Bezug auf die königlich Preussischen Vorschriften für das Brigade-Exercieren.

      Kiel: Akademische Buchhandlung, 1864 - 177 S. Einband altersbedingt berieben, Rücken und Ecken etwas bestoßen und beschabt. Stempel auf Vorsatz. Insgesamt gut erhalten. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 690 Gebundene Ausgabe, Leder, Goldschnitt, Karten im Anhang. [Attributes: First Edition; 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

      M.A. Root; J.B. Lippincott & Co.; D. Appleton & Co., N.Y., Philadelphia 1864 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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        Die Post- und Reiserouten des Orients. Mit 16 Karten nach einheimischen Quellen. Erstes Heft [all published].

      Leipzig: in Commission bei F.A. Brockhaus, 1864 - Octavo (213 x 135 mm). Later nineteenth-century green quarter cloth, marbled boards, title gilt to the spine, grey marl endpapers. A little rubbed, some light browning, but overall very good. 16 folding maps. First and only edition, published as volume III, part 3 of the Abhandlungen der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft, of this study of itineraries and post-routes through India, Persia, the Middle East and Arabia, entirely based on regional sources, by the great Austrian-born Orientalist. The work was compiled when he was professor of Oriental Languages at Bern, a period when he published "his most valuable works, mainly on ancient geography and early Islamic history" (ODNB); it is referred to by Kremer in his work on south Arabian lore as "excellent and highly useful opening entirely new ways of instruction" (our translation). The book includes a large folding map of routes in Arabia. Macro 2105. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        History of Duryee's Brigade, During the Campaign in Virginia Under Gen. Pope, and In Maryland Under Gen. McClellan, in the Summer of Autumn of 1862

      Albany: J. Munsell, 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. vi, 9-200 pages. Frontispiece steel engraving of Brig. Gen. Abram Duryee. Green cloth hardcover with gilt lettered title on spine. Brown end papers. Fine condition. Limited to three hundred copies. Nevins I page 107, "Published in a limited edition of 300 copies, the study recounts superficially the actions of a Northern brigade in two campaigns.

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        HISTORY OF DURYEE'S BRIGADE, DURING THE CAMPAIGN IN VIRGINIA UNDER GEN. POPE, AND IN MARYLAND UNDER GEN. McCLELLAN, IN THE SUMMER AND AUTUMN OF 1862

      J. Munsell, Albany 1864 - 200 pages. Frontis (steel engraving) of Duryee, with tissue guard. Original green cloth with bright gilt lettering on spine. This books was PRINTED IN A LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 300 COPIES, intended to be presented to officers in the brigade while the war was still under way. This is a very fine copy, in exceptionally clean and crisp condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of Duryee's Brigade, During the Campaign in Virginia Under Gen. Pope, and In Maryland Under Gen. McClellan, in the Summer of Autumn of 1862

      Albany: J. Munsell, 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. vi, 9-200 pages. Frontispiece steel engraving of Brig. Gen. Abram Duryee. Green cloth hardcover with gilt lettered title on spine. Brown end papers. Fine condition. Limited to three hundred copies. Nevins I page 107, "Published in a limited edition of 300 copies, the study recounts superficially the actions of a Northern brigade in two campaigns.

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

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

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        LEGENDS OF NUMBER NIP. By [i.e. adapted by] Mark Lemon ...

      London: Macmillan and Co.,. 1864. original decorated brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, all edges untrimmed, slate coated endpapers.. Spine ends just a bit rubbed, a fine copy. A scarce book. (#149502). First printing of this adaptation. The five tales about the Rubezahl, a mischievous nature demon. The stories are taken from POPULAR TALES OF THE GERMANS (1791), an anonymous translation often attributed to William Beckford, but actually by Thomas Beddoes, of Musaeus' VOLKSMAHRCHEN DER DEUTSCHEN, 5 volumes (1782-1787). In his introduction Lemon claims that the 1791 translation "had introduced much that was extraneous, and more that was very objectionable" and that "those errors have been carefully avoided in the present volume." However, Morgan says "only the slightest verbal revision was actually made." J. K. A. Musaeus (1736-1787) was "probably the first important German author to make use of folkloristic fairy tales for fictional purposes. An Enlightenment writer rather than a Romantic, his work was very popular and widely diffused; it undoubtedly set off many imitations in German and English. Several of his stories (by chance not included in Beckford's [i.e. Beddoes] translation) were often anthologized in 19th century English-language anthologies. Not a great writer, but a very good story teller. Unlucky in being surpassed as a folklorist by the Grimms and as a writer of fantastic fiction by Hoffmann." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1217. The Number Nip legends were an influence on Sara Coleridge's PHANTASMION (1837) and one of them, "The Headless Rogue and the Countess," presumably inspired Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), pp. 671-2. Morgan, A Critical Bibliography of German Literature in English Translation 6646. Osborne Collection, p. 38 (listing an 1872 second edition). Not in Bloch (2002; 2010).

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Augusta, 1864. unbound. 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.

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

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

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        Eccezionale raccolta di 125 anni di pubblicato del periodico del Club Alpino Svizzero: Jahrbuch des Schweizer Alpenclub.: Erster Jahrgang (1864) - Bollettino mensile (1989).

      Dalp&#146;schen poi Expedition SAC, Bern - Poi altri editori. 1864 - OFFRIAMO LA DESCRIZIONE DETTAGLIATA A RICHIESTA di tutti i volumi e di tutte le tavole. Al primo volume manca la tavola in antiporta, poi gli altri sono tutti completi fino al 1913. Formato: Volumi di ca. 600 p. con tavole, 19 cm, tela editoriale con stemma e titoli oro (fino al 1889) poi di più grande formato (24/25 cm circa) sempre in legatura editoriale + diversi volumi di Beilagen contenenti carte geografiche, panorami, ecc. di diversi formati legati in mezza tela editoriale. Buono, ordinari segni d&#146;uso e del tempo.

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        Eccezionale raccolta di 125 anni di pubblicato del periodico del Club Alpino Svizzero: Jahrbuch des Schweizer Alpenclub. Erster Jahrgang (1864) - Bollettino mensile (1989).

      Dalp'schen poi Expedition SAC, Bern - Poi altri editori, 1864. Volumi di ca. 600 p. con tavole, 19 cm, tela editoriale con stemma e titoli oro (fino al 1889) poi di più grande formato (24/25 cm circa) sempre in legatura editoriale + diversi volumi di Beilagen contenenti carte geografiche, panorami, ecc. di diversi formati legati in mezza tela editoriale. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. OFFRIAMO LA DESCRIZIONE DETTAGLIATA A RICHIESTA di tutti i volumi e di tutte le tavole. Al primo volume manca la tavola in antiporta, poi gli altri sono tutti completi fino al 1913.

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        Danziger Bauwerke in Zeichnungen von J. Greth und J. Gottheil. Danzigs alterthümliche Gebäude.

      Danzig, Bertling 1864.. Mit 26 getönten lithogr. Tafeln. Tit., 30 S. Lwd. d. Zt. Gr.-4°. Thieme/B. XV, 3. - Zweite Ausgabe, der ersten von 1857 gegenüber um 6 Tafeln vermehrt. - Mit einer hübschen Gesamtansicht, ferner Ansichten von Frauen- und Krahntor, Zeughaus, Altstädt und Rechtstädt, Rathaus, Trinitatiskloster, Artushof, diversen Kirchen usw. - Einige Tafeln fleckig. Bindung gelockert, hinteres Gelenk gebrochen. Etwas berieben und bestoßen.

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        Prinz Eugen von Savoyen - Nach den handschriftlichen Quellen der kaiserlichen Archive - Hier Erster bis Dritter Band komplett!

      Wien, Verlag Braumüller, 1864 - Hier Erster bis Dritter Band komplett! 1. Band: 1663-1707. 2. Band: 1708 - 1718. 3. Band: 1719-1736. 8°, 494 + 537 + 619 Seiten mit Porträts, Karte im Text, goldgepr. OLeineneinbände - Einbände leicht ber. und Kanten leicht best., Stempel auf Vorsatz, sonst guter altersgemäßer Zustand - 1864. (AB408) (AB408) Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2400

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        The Presbyterian Church, St. Andrew's Square

      M & N Hanhart, London 1864 - Hand-coloured lithograph, heightened by touches of gum arabic. Very good condition. Most likely from Bowler's "Pictorial Album of Cape Town," this plate depicts a scenic view of the St. Andrew Church, otherwise known as "The Scotch Church," on Somerset Road in Cape Town. St. Andrew's was one of the first Presbyterian churches established in Cape Town and one of the first institutions to use natural gas, when in 1842, they installed a small whale-oil gas plant on the premises. A string of gas lamps, a symbol of the town's increasing modernization, are visible along the bustling thoroughfare of Somerset Road. Born in the Vale of Aylesbury, the British landscape painter Thomas William Bowler was one of the most renowned artists working in South Africa during the nineteenth century. After a brief stint as an assistant astronomer in the Cape of Good Hope, Bowler settled in Cape Town, where he established a reputation as a talented artist and drawing teacher. During his life, he published numerous lithographs of Cape Town and the Cape of Good Hope and exhibited several of his drawings at the Society of British Artists in 1857 and the Royal Academy in 1860. Cf. Dictionary of National Biography ; cf. Abbey, p, 296; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs , vol 2, p. 700.

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        [SIGNIFICANT ARCHIVE OF CIVIL WAR LETTERS FROM A "HUNDRED DAYS MAN" WITH THE 46th IOWA VOLUNTEERS, RECOUNTING HIS EXPERIENCES GUARDING THE RAIL LINES AT COLLIERSVILLE, TENNESSEE IN THE SUMMER OF 1864]

      Cairo, Il., Memphis and Colliersville, Tn, 1864. Approximately [74]pp. Thirty autograph letters, signed, most on lined paper, folded, and written in pencil or ink. Some fading but overall legible. Very good overall. An intriguing group of letters from Cpl. William Rankin to the "folks at home" in Waukon, Ia. Rankin was mustered into service at Cairo, Il. on June 10, 1864 as a Hundred Days Man, part of the drive by the Union Army to enlist volunteers to serve for 100 days in support posts in order to free regular troops for battlefield duties. Rankin, a 20-year-old man from a farming family volunteered for the 46th Iowa and was made a Corporal in Company F. He and his regiment were ordered to Memphis and assigned to rear guard duty on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad near Colliersville from June until September 1864. Rankin's regiment was assigned to Tennessee in order to release troops for Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. Rankin's letters detail camp life, drills, rumors of rebels in the area, news from the front, and more. Twenty-five of the thirty letters are postmarked from Colliersville. Rankin's first letter from Camp McClellan on June 2 relates the regiment's travel by rail from Decorah across the river by ferry boat to Chicago and on to Davenport. By early July they had reached Colliersville and settled into camp. Rankin reports that "[t]here are a great many Guerillas around here and we have to keep a sharp lookout for them. We captured a rebel cavalryman and a man that is supposed to be a guerilla they were sent to Memphis the guerilla is to have a trial if it can be proved against him I suppose he will [be] shot. Our cavalry found three men the guerillas had taken and they were shot all to pieces and they had been placed against a log and bayoneted...." Rankin writes that he and some other members of his regiment have built themselves a house out of "secesh boards," and that all the houses in the town of Colliersville have been torn down for this and other purposes. Lightly trained, these Hundred Days Men were not accustomed to Army discipline, nor do they seem to have been very comfortable with firearms. A group of pickets got into trouble for sleeping on watch and had to spend some time in the guard house. They even occasionally shot one of their own by accident. Rankin writes about a funeral for one soldier on July 20 who was shot while on picket duty when someone knocked over a gun by mistake. He says five men have been shot by accident since they arrived at camp. In his letter of July 21, Rankin reports that his regiment heard about Andrew J. Smith's victory over Nathan Bedford Forrest at Tupelo - Forrest's only defeat of the war. He also writes that he heard wages for hired help are high up north: "They are giving pretty good prices for hired help up north aint they. I saw a darkey up to Memphis he said he got ten dollars a month for work & he thought that was pretty good. I told a darkey that the folks up north said the darkies would not work if they got their freedom he said 'You tell the folks up north they is badly fooled.'" To supplement their supply of hardtack Rankin writes they take whatever they want from the surrounding farms and plantations, including fruit and livestock. He plans to buy extra army shirts and pants and perhaps a coat, as all of these things can be had more cheaply than he could buy them up north. He and his fellow volunteers were marched out to reinforce their lieutenant colonel and a small party who were attacked by rebels some three miles from camp, but by the time they got there the rebels had gone. In his August 16 letter he writes they have not heard much about Smith's new expedition but that all the boys "think the world of Smith." Rankin's August 22 letter is full of detail regarding the rebel attack on Memphis: "Yesterday Memphis was attacked by about fifteen hundred cavalry. They dashed into the city and captured Gen. Washburns headquarters and about five hundred of our boys. They also took a battery. We heard the firing very plainly but could not find out what it meant for some time for the wire was cut on both sides of us. About ten oclock they got the wire fixed & then we began to get the news they were chasing them [and] they had recaptured the battery. Last night they were fighting at whites station which is about halfway to Memphis from here. We expect them here about tomorrow morning. They will find us ready." The rebels, however, did not come their way. By early September, Rankin's 100-day voluntary service was over and the regiment made its way back to Iowa. In his penultimate letter, Rankin writes about a draft beginning in the state and that someone is offering $1000 for a substitute: "I believe I would take his place for that amount and try it for a year." Military records do not indicate Rankin served any further in the war. The 46th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment was mustered out at Davenport, Ia. on Sept. 23, 1864, and from all indications, Rankin went home. Understandably, letters from Hundred Days Men are rare in the market, as they only served during one summer of the war. An archive of thirty letters is an altogether unprecedented opportunity.

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        Colton's Map of the States and Territories West of the Mississippi River

      1864. COLTON, Joseph Hutchins. Colton's Map of the States and Territories West of the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. New York: J.H. Colton, 1864. 12mo, original brown cloth gilt, original color-outlined lithographic folding pocket-map measuring 40-1/2 by 29 inches. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $4000.First edition of Colton's lithographic folding pocket-map of the Western States, originally based on Johnson's County Map of the Republics of North America (1856), with the expanded borders of Nevada.This handsome hand-colored lithographic map of Western States and Territories is representative of the Colton firm's reputation for producing “the best grade of geographical publications and the most extensive house in America for many years for the manufacture of maps of every kind, atlases, [and] school geographies” (Ristow, 315). “From 1850 to 1887, a major specialty of the Colton firm was the production of pocket railroad maps and guides, used by the flood of new immigrants” (Jo Margaret Mano). Of particular note in this map are the borders of Nevada, which are depicted farther west and north than they are today. Nevada's hasty entry to statehood in 1864 came as a result the Union's need to finance the Civil War, in this case, from taxes collected from Nevada's extensive silver mines. Additionally, her borders were expanded to encompass a strategically important pass, located on the Old Spanish Trail just east of Las Vegas and therefore within the United States territory. “Colton was inordinately fond of the Pony Express… for he continued to show the ‘Pony Express Route' without regard to the death of that enterprise” (Wheat V, 107). Wheat 1099. Streeter 3072. See Schwartz &amp; Ehrenberg, 273. Owner signatures of Morris Cooper Foot, Union infantryman in the 9th New York Infantry.Expert tissue repairs to several small holes and bottom margin of map. Original cloth wallet fine.

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        Nursery Rhymes

      Julius Bien Lithographer for Hurd and Houghton, New York - Complete set of six limited proof copies of an American children's book. Each one of 100 Proof Impressions printed for subscribers in the rare original deluxe issue. (Later printed in a two volume compilation and in wrappers.) Folio, publisher's brown cloth with charming gilt circular vignettes on front and back covers. All edges gilt. Wear to spine tips and corners of some volumes; age-toning and occasional foxing, heaviest on tissue guards. In all, an excellent set and rare to find complete. Lithographed title pages with large circular illustrations and decorative gilt borders. Printed on rectos only with verses lettered in gilt and full page gray-tinted mounted lithographs on heavy card with tissue guards. Anthropomorphic animals in contemporary dress. The tales are presented in the costumes and settings of their times by H.L.Stephens, a prolific caricaturist and satirist. A Frog He Would a Wooing Go, Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin; Old Mother Hubbard, The Fox and the Geese, Five Little Pigs, and The House That Jack Built. In The House That Jack Built, the rat is a NY rowdy, the dog is a Broadway policeman, and the man "all tattered and torn" hails from the Bowery or Five Points. Reference: Sinclair Hamilton, Early American Book Illustrators and Wood Engravers, lists only one Proof Copy of the Nursery Rhymes (Cock Robin). Published 1864-1865 Size: Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nivellement général de la France.

      Bourges, Pigelet, 1864. ____ Première édition. Le nivellement général de la France de 1864 est le premier nivellement homogène fait sur l'ensemble du territoire français. Bourdalouë, directeur des travaux, avait dirigé la brigade française en 1847 des études de l'isthme de Suez. "La précision (du nivellement ) est telle que, par kilomètre, il n'existe pas un écart dépassant 1 mm , et à peine 3 cm d'une extrémité de la France à l'autre". Les trois premiers volumes contiennent les: "Résultats des opérations exécutées pour l'établissement du réseau des lignes de base." Le quatrième des : - "Notes diverses." Suivies des: - "Instructions", contenant 18 circulaires, de 1859 à 1863, de une ou plusieurs pages chacune, totalisant 104 pp. , 2 tableaux et 15 planches dont 6 dépliantes. Ces notes et instructions sont illustrées de lithographies montrant les instruments et les méthodes utilisés. L'une est une grande planche dépliante du "niveau dit Bourdaloue". A la suite on a relié un : "Carnet de l'opérateur". (44) pp. sous couverture imprimée verte. Tel qu'il a été envoyé à tous les opérateurs qui ont participé à ce nivellement. In fine deux très grandes cartes dépliantes, une de France avec le Réseau des lignes de base et un spécimen des cartes du nivellement de détail. Envoi de l'auteur à Mr. Combes, Directeur de l'Ecole des mines, dans les 1er et 4ème volumes. Carte de visite de Bourdalouë jointe. Très bel exemplaire. *****. 4 volumes in-8. [212 x 135 mm] Collation : (4), XLII, (4), 604 / (6), 698 / (8), 720 / XIII, (1), 48 pp., 1 tab. dépl., 104 pp., 2 tab. et 15 planches. Demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Their Majesties Servants: Annals of The English Stage, from Thomas Betterton to Edmund Kean.

      2 vols. bound in 4. 9" x 6-1/8", titlepages printed in red and black. Bound in fine full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, covers triple ruled in gilt, gilt dentelles, top edges gilt, others uncut, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, bound by Alfred Mathews.

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        Eine afrikanische Tropen-Insel. Fernando Póo und die Bube dargestellt auf Grund einer Reise im Auftrag der k. k. Geographischen Gesellschaft in Wien. [Und in Beibindung:] DERS. In Deutsch-Ostafrika während des Aufstandes. Reise der Hans Meyer?schen Expedition in USAMBARA.

      8. IX(1), 150 S. mit 1 kl. Titelvign., 16 Illustr. im Text, auf Tafelseiten sowie auf 1 doppelblattgr. Tafel v. Hans Fischer u. Franz Zimerman, nach Skizzen des Verfassers sowie 1 mehrf. gef., farb. Karte und VIII, 224 S. mit 18 Illustr. v. Ludwig Hans Fischer u. Franz Zimerman nach Skizzen des Verfassers, sowie nach Photographien, und einer (mehrf. gefalteten) farbigen Originalkarte. Leinenbd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentit. u. blindgepr. Deckelrahmen. Unteres Kapital u. Ecken bestoßen u. berieben, Text papierbedingt gebräunt u. z. Tl. fingerfleckig, im hint. Falz aufgeplatzt. Henze I, 200 ff. Die überaus seltene Promotionsarbeit des bedeutenden österreichischen Afrika-Forschers Oscar Baumann (1864-1899). Seine gründlichen Aufnahmen über die Besteigung des Durmitors, während einer Reise durch Montenegro im Jahr 1883, bewegten Oskar Lenz, der 1885 die österreichisch-ungarische Kongo-Expedition vorbereitete, ihn einzuladen, die Expedition als Topograph zu begleiten. B. erkrankte jedoch nahe Stanley Falls, und wurde in einem Lager zurückgelassen, wo er während seines Aufenthaltes die Swahili-Sprache erlernte. Seine Rekonvaleszenz verbrachte er auf der Insel Fernando Póo, von deren Hauptstadt aus er eine zweimonatige Rundreise antrat und mit seinen Beobachtungen wertvolle Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Insel und ihrer Bewohner, der Bube, von deren Sprache er zwei Vokabularien zusammenstellte, lieferte. - 1887 promovierte B. in Leipzig mit dem Versuch einer Monographie von Fernando Póo, einer Vorarbeit zu vorliegendem Werk. In dem angebundenen Werk beschreibt B. eine Reise, die ihn als Begleiter des deutschen Forschungsreisenden Hans Meyer 1888 nach Ostafrika führte, um den Kilimandscharo zu bezwingen. Die Expedition durchquerte - von der Ostküste ausgehend - die damals noch völlig unbekannte Gebirgslandschaft zwischen den Flüssen Pangani und Umba. Wegen an der Küste ausgebrochener Araber-Unruhen sahen sie sich am südlichen Pare-Gebirge zur Umkehr gezwungen. Das Ergebnis dieser Expedition war die erste topographische Aufnahme von Usambra. Seine kartografischen und ethnologischen Aufzeichnungen waren für die schnell folgende wirtschaftliche Erschließung des Landes von unschätzbarem Wert. (vgl. dazu: Ausstellungskat. ?Abenteuer Ostafrika?. S.147).

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