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        Projet d'un chemin de fer par le St. Gotthard dressé a la demande du Comité du St. Gotthard.

      Winterthur Wurster & Randegger 1864 - (34 x 22 cm). Mit 12 gefalteten lithographierten Karten und Profilen, 1 Übersichtstabelle und 1 mehrfach gefalteten lithographierten Übersichtskarte (33 x 163 cm). Lose in Original-Halbleinwand-Mappe. Einzige Ausgabe dieses umfangreichen Mappenwerkes, vollständig wie hier selten. - Die Mappe enthält eine Übersichtskarte im Maßstab 1:100 000, 10 Längenprofile (dabei 2 von Kaspar Wetli), ein geologisches Profil des Abschnittes Goeschenen-Ariolo sowie eine Tabelle von K. Wetli mit den "Résultats principaux des projets par Amsteg et par Attinghausen". -Die beiden deutschen Ingenieure haben hier die Arbeit des Zürichers Wetli weitergeführt, bei dem ein geradlinig angelegter Tunnel von ca. 15 km Länge das wichtigste Mittelstück darstellt. - Mappe etwas fleckig und bestoßen sowie ohne Schließbänder, sonst gut erhalten

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Die Dolomitberge. Ausflüge durch Tirol, Kärnten, Krain und Friaul in den Jahren 1861, 1862 und 1863. Mit einem geologischen Abschnitte. Aus dem Englischen von Gustav Adolf Zwanziger.

      XVI, 304 S. 8 nn. S., 247 S. 8, Leinenband der Zeit mit gold. Rückentitel Deutsche Ausgabe des 1864 erschienenen ersten Buchs über die Dolomiten "The Dolomite Mountains", übersetzt von Gustav Adolf Zwanziger. Inhalt: I. Abt.: Erster Anblick der Dolomitberge Eine Wanderung durch das Fassathal Eine Reise duch Süd-Tirol, Kärnten und Krain. II. Abt.: Reise durch Kärnten, Friaul und die Venezianer Alpen 1862 Vom Wege abgelegene Gegenden Physikalische Beschreibung des Dolomitgebietes. Exlibris auf Vorsatz. Einige Seiten etwas stockfleckig, sonst ein sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Alpen-Antiquariat Ingrid Koch]
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        BROADSIDE: "Dr. Livingstone's Lecture", Being an Account of His African Travels, Spoken by Him to an Audience of Some 2,000 People Gathered for the Event at the Theatre Royal in Bath Shortly After his Second Zambezi Expedition.

      Bath, 21 September 1864., 1864. "Dr. Livingstone's Lecture" being an account of his African travels, spoken by him to an audience of some 2,000 people gathered for the event at the Theatre Royal in Bath shortly after his Second Zambezi expedition, and published two days later in the Supplement to the Bath & Cheltenham Gazette. Large single leaf measuring approximately 61 x 27 cm (2 feet long), printed by George Harvey Wood, Proprietor of the Gazette, with text recto and verso, the Livingstone account consuming an entire page save one advertisement. Indication of moisture to verso, text remaining legible, otherwise in very good condition, a scarce primary source document. Livingstone's lecture in Bath was the very first time his account was presented publically, first on 19 September 1864, at the Theatre Royal. It was promptly published in the Gazette supplement, seen here. A few days later he presented the same lecture at the Mineral Water Hospital, also in Bath, also to a large audience. n 19 September 1864, at the Theatre Royal in Bath, during the meeting of the British Association of Science, Livingstone spoke about his travels in Africa and the "gigantic evil' of slavery.".

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        La cité antique. Etude sur le culte, le droit, les institutions de la Grèce et de Rome.

      - Paris. Durand. 1864. 1 volume in-8, demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs. [2] ff. ; 525 pp. ; [1] p. bl. Edition originale de cet ouvrage qui rendit célèbre son auteur. Dans ce texte important, dans lequel il établit une idée majeure de la sociologie, Fustel de Coulanges, "montre le rapport intime qu'il y avait entre les institutions des anciens et leurs croyances métaphysiques". Cet ouvrage fut tiré à 650 exemplaires, aux frais de l'auteur. Plaisant exemplaire, sans rousseurs. Livres [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pierre PREVOST]
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        The Illustrated London News: Number 1239. Vol XLIV. January 1864 - June 1864

      1864 - pp.628. Original quarter roan. Spine worn, boards loose. Internally very good, worth numerous engravings in the text including images of New Zealand, relating to the land wars, explorers and wars of the day, much interesting material in this good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath RareBooks ABA ANZAAB ILAB]
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        Paseo por la Plaza Cataluña

      España - FRANCISCO DE ITURRINO (1864-1924) Estampa 2/10. Firmada en ángulo inferior derecho a lápiz, en margen: F. Iturrino. Marca de agua en el papel: Van Gelder Zonen. La obra gráfica de Iturrino no tuvo grandes tirajes. Hacia 1915-1918 realizó un lienzo de igual temática y con ligerísimas variaciones (Museo Arte Moderno, Madrid). El aguafuerte es posterior. De la misma estampa se tiró otra en aguafuerte en color. Bibliografía: Kosme Mª de Barañano y Javier Gómez de Durana, Francisco Iturrino. Catálogo de la obra gráfica, Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1988, p. 136, f. 33. Buen estado de conservación. Siglo/Century: XX Aguafuerte Papel vitela Grabador/Engraver: Iturrino, Francisco Dibujante/Draw Artist: Circa 1915-1920 Altura papel/Paper height: 510 Anchura papel/Paper width: 630 Altura plancha/Plate height:394 Anchura plancha/Plate width: 476

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        TA., Schloß m. Teilansicht.

      - Lithographie m. Tonplatte v. Groschwitz n. Sachs, 1864, 16,5 x 24

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Velka abeceda pro male ditky (The big alphabet for little children)

      Jindrichuv Hradec: A. Landfrasa a Syna, 1864. 16mo. 16, (32)pp. Orignal brown lithographed wrappers, illustrated on front and back covers, with folded gatherings loosely inserted, still uncut and unopened. With thirty color lithograph plates. The initial printed section provides sample syllables, words, and longer sentences for practice. After this portion each letter of the Czech alphabet appears, accompanied by an illustration and captions in Czech and German. The Czech alphabet uses forty-two distinct letters, but is based on the twenty-six-letter Latin alphabet. It relies on diacritical marks to distinguish nearly half of its letters. Among the color lithographs, this volume only includes five letters with diacritics (C, D, R, S, and Z are presented with and without carons) and omits W. The entire alphabet is, however, available throughout the initial printed section and in the final alphabetical and multiplication tables at the end of the volume. This is one of the earliest Czech alphabet books, published in the South Bohemian province by Alois Landfras. Landfras is responsible for expanding the scope of Czech printing beyond folk literature and religious texts, introducing vernacular educational volumes and magazines to the region. Indeed, this volume appeared during a period of nationalist revival among Czech citizens living in Bohemia. Though the Habsburg Empire maintained firm control of Bohemia and dissolved the old Bohemian Diet, one of the last remnants of Bohemian independence, the Czech language experienced a rebirth throughout the mid nineteenth century as the Czech people clung to romantic nationalism. The maintenance of the Czech language became paramount to the Czech identity after the 1861 establishment of a new Bohemian Diet which officially proclaimed a "state rights program" for those residing in Bohemia. The present volume serves as an example of the necessity of linguisitic identity for the cultural survival of a small population with in a larger empire. Slight tears to edges of wrapper and pages, light foxing, else fine.

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        Samuel Longfellow

      n.d.. The undated poem is called <I>"Looking Unto God"</I> but was published in Longfellow's book "Hymns of the Spirit" in 1864 under the name "I Look to Thee in Every Need." In full, the poem begins with the quote <I>"To see God's hand in all things and all things in God's hand."</I> It reads in full, <I>"I look to thee in every need, and never look in vain, I feel thy touch, Eternal love! And all is well again; The thought of thee is mightier far than sin & pain, & sorrow are! Discouraged in the work of life, disheartened by its load, shamed by its failures or its fears, I think beside the road, - But let me only think of Thee, and then new heart springs up in me! They calmness bends serene above, my restlessness to still around me flows thy quick'ning life to nerve my faltering will; thy presence fills my solitude; My providence turns all to good! Embossed deep in thy dear love, Held in Thy law, I stand; Thy hand in all things I behold and all things in thy hand; Thou loudest me by unsought ways And turn'st my mourning into praise!"</I> Signed <I>"Saml Longfellow"</I>

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        Forschungen über das Räthsel der mannmännlichen Liebe. - \"Vindex.\" Social-juristische Studien über mannmännliche Geschlechtsliebe. Erste Schrift über mannmännliche Liebe. Nachweis, I. daß sie ebensowenig Verfolgung verdient, als die Liebe zu den Weibern; II. daß sie schon nach den bestehenden Gesetzen Deutschland\'s gesetzlich nicht verfolgt werden kann. Von Numa Numantius.

      Leipzig, Selbstverlag und Matthes in Kommission, 1864. XII, 28 S. HLwd. d. Zt. Herzer 157; Richter, Sexualwissenschaft III, 292. - Insgesamt erschien bis 1870 eine Folge von 12 Heften. Ab 1868 (Heft 6) bekannte sich der bedeutende Philologe und Jurist Ulrichs (1825-1895) auch öffentlich zu seinem Namen und seiner Homosexualität. Seine Schriften gelten zu Recht als Ausgangspunkt der homosexuellen Emanzipationsbewegung. - Ulrichs prägte für den homosexuellen Mann den Begriff \"Urning\", die männliche Homosexualität bezeichnete er als \"Uranismus\" (der Begriff Homosexualität wurde erst 1869 durch den österreichisch-ungarischen Schriftsteller Karl Maria Kertbeny geprägt). Die vorliegende Schrift \"Vindex\" (= Verteidiger) ist die erste gedruckte Schrift im deutschsprachigen Raum, die für die Rechte der Homosexuellen eintritt; 1867 trug Ulrichs seine Forderungen auf dem Deutschen Juristentag in München erstmals öffentlich vor, was tumultartige Szenen hervorrief. Auch Friedrich Engels äußerte sich gegenüber Karl Marx äußerst abfällig. - Ulrichs Forderung einer \"urnischen Ehe\", auf höchstes Unverständnis seiner Zeitgenossen stoßend, ist in Deutschland am 1. 10. 2017 Realität geworden. - Etwas berieben, tls. gering fleckig. Ausgeschiedenes Exemplar der Bibliothek des Hamburgischen Gesundheitsamtes. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Uwe Turszynski]
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        Velka abeceda pro male ditky (The big alphabet for little children).

      Jindrichuv Hradec: A. Landfrasa a Syna, (1860-1864). 16mo. 16, (32)pp. Orignal brown lithographed wrappers, illustrated on front and back covers, with folded gatherings loosely inserted, still uncut and unopened. With thirty color lithograph plates. The initial printed section provides sample syllables, words, and longer sentences for practice. After this portion each letter of the Czech alphabet appears, accompanied by an illustration and captions in Czech and German. The Czech alphabet uses forty-two distinct letters, but is based on the twenty-six-letter Latin alphabet. It relies on diacritical marks to distinguish nearly half of its letters. Among the color lithographs, this volume only includes five letters with diacritics (C, D, R, S, and Z are presented with and without carons) and omits W. The entire alphabet is, however, available throughout the initial printed section and in the final alphabetical and multiplication tables at the end of the volume. This is one of the earliest Czech alphabet books, published in the South Bohemian province by Alois Landfras. Landfras is responsible for expanding the scope of Czech printing beyond folk literature and religious texts, introducing vernacular educational volumes and magazines to the region. Indeed, this volume appeared during a period of nationalist revival among Czech citizens living in Bohemia. Though the Habsburg Empire maintained firm control of Bohemia and dissolved the old Bohemian Diet, one of the last remnants of Bohemian independence, the Czech language experienced a rebirth throughout the mid nineteenth century as the Czech people clung to romantic nationalism. The maintenance of the Czech language became paramount to the Czech identity after the 1861 establishment of a new Bohemian Diet which officially proclaimed a "state rights program" for those residing in Bohemia. The present volume serves as an example of the necessity of linguisitic identity for the cultural survival of a small population with in a larger empire. Slight tears to edges of wrapper and pages, light foxing, else fine.

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        MUÑECO DE NIEVE

      1864 - Materia: Xilografía en color japonesa, original del siglo XIX. Publicación: 1864 Dimensiones: 36,5 X 24,7 cm. Triptico: 36,5 x 74 cm. Técnica:Xilografía en color (el dibujo se crea con planchas de madera) Ukiyo-e. Conservación:Buen estado. Algún punto de xilófago restaurado. ERS1

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA MARGARITA DE DIOS]
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        Photograph

      New Orleans: S. T. Blessing,, 1864. Photograph (92 x 55 mm), mounted on card (101 x 60 mm) with the printed trade address of S. T. Blessing of 24 Chartres Street, New Orleans, Dealer in cards, albums, frames, photographic & artists's materials. Some light spotting, generally very good. A photograph of the actor John Wilkes Booth, more famously remembered as the assassin of Abraham Lincoln. A note in German to the rear of the photograph, above the centrally printed logo of S. T. Blessing, reads "Wilkes Booth gab mir seinem Photographie am 10 Mai 1864."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        La Cuisine Classique

      1864 -

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        A collection of all six portraits of the last surviving veterans of the American Revolution

      THE LAST LIVING VETERANS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. These is a complete collection of original carte de visite photographs of all six Revolutionary War veterans still surviving in 1864: William Hutchings (aged 100), Samuel Downing (aged 102), Daniel Waldo (aged 102), Adam Link (aged 102), Alexander Millener (aka Muroney) (aged 104), and Lemuel Cook (aged 105). A seventh man, James Barham, was believed to be alive but could not be located for the series. These ancient veterans, all of whom had all enlisted as boys, were America's last link to the American Revolution as the Civil War was being fought to preserve the Union. Elias Hilliard sought the men out, photographed them in their homes, and published the portraits both individually and in a book, The Last Men of the Revolution (Hartford, 1864). Publication of the photographs and the book sparked national interest in the six surviving veterans of the Revolutionary War. In 1865 Congress granted the survivors a $300 pension, but by then Waldo and Link had already died. Complete sets of the individual photographs, ideally suited for simultaneous display, are rare in the market. Each carte bears a printed caption with the subject's name, age, and the phrase "One of the survivors of the revolution,' together with a copyright notice. "The photographs were made uniformly under makeshift circumstances as would have been required if the photographs were made in situ while Hilliard visited each for a personal interview" (Goldschmidt and Naef, The Truthful Lens). The photographs are by Hartford photographers N. A. and R. A. Moore, who were accustomed to taking photographs under unusual circumstances. Their extant photographs include the fallen Charter Oak (1856), a balloon ascension in Hartford (1863), and the aftermath of the fire at the Colt Fire Arms Manufactory (1864). These photographs are in outstanding condition, far superior to the images usually found in the book publication. The men are: Lemuel Cook. Fought at Brandywine and in Virginia and was present at the surrender of Cornwallis. William Hutchings. Joined the Massachusetts militia at age fifteen. He recalled that Washington "ordered that there should be no laughing at the British; it was bad enough to have to surrender without being insulted." Samuel Downing. Fought in various battles including Saratoga, and claimed to have been a bodyguard for George Washington. Daniel Waldo. Joined the Continental Army in 1778 at age sixteen and was taken prisoner in 1779. Adam Link. Enlisted at age sixteen and fought on the frontier. Alexander Millener. Enlisted by his stepfather under his name (Muroney), Millener served as a drummer boy for the duration of the war. Six albumen prints (2 ¼ x 3 ½ in.), original carte de visite mounts with caption on recto and publisher imprint on verso. Fine condition.

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        Descripción física y geológica de la provincia de Madrid.

      Madrid, Imprenta Nacional, 1864 - -21 x 29,5 cm.- , XVI + 219 págs. Ilustrado con 98 grabaditos en el texto, 4 láminas desplegables y 1 gran mapa litografiado en color de 69 x 81,5 cm. Enc. holandesa, lomo de piel con nervios. (BUEN EJEMPLAR.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Berceo (Libros Antiguos)]
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        Magnificent pair of views of Big Tree Grove, near Yosemite

      Two mammoth albumen prints. These beautiful photographs were both formerly affixed back-to-back with another mounted photograph, giving a very faint linen-like texture on the surface. Thin strip of linen tape on mounts. These are splendid prints with rich tonal range, worthy of the finest collections. Weed, Charles Leander. The Sentinels, Big Tree Grove. 1864. Mammoth albumen print (20 ½ x 16 in.), mounted. Weed, Charles Leander. The Original Big Tree, 32 feet diameter. 1864. Mammoth albumen print (15 ½ x 20 in.), mounted. CALIFORNIA PHOTOGRAPHY PIONEER. Charles Leander Weed is generally considered the first photographer to work in Yosemite. His 1859 trip there yielded approximately twenty 10 x 14 inch views and forty stereo images. For his 1864 photographic expedition to the Yosemite Valley and the Big Trees of Calaveras, Weed used a larger camera to produce these splendid mammoth-plate prints (more than twice the size of the 1859 views), as well as a new series of stereo views. Weed exhibited his mammoth prints at the 1867 Paris International Exposition. Lawrence & Houseworth's 1870 Catalogue offered them for sale and observed, "This series of views, together with the stereoscopic collection, were awarded the bronze medal at the Paris Exposition, for their superior excellence." Relatively little is known about Weed, who "remains a shadowy presence" (Palmquist). In addition to working in San Francisco, he established studios in China and Hawaii. His greatest accomplishment was his series of mammoth plate photographs of the Yosemite Valley and the Big Trees of Calaveras made in 1864. His photographs of the giant sequoias are especially noteworthy as they capture the magnificence and scale of the great trees. The Sentinels, Big Tree Grove. "The 'Sentinels,' about 50 feet in circumference, and 275 feet high, stand guard at the entrance of the grove, like giants at the portal of an enchanted palace; and between them, with head uncovered, you pass into this grand temple of nature" (Kneeland, Wonders of the Yosemite Valley, and of California, 1872). The Original Big Tree shows the first giant sequoia to come to the attention of white Americans. Discovered by Augustus P. Dowd in 1852 in the Mammoth Grove of Calaveras, it was cut down the following year. Five men felled the tree after three weeks of work using only mining augurs. The bark was then assembled into the tree's original form for a traveling exhibit. The colossal stump of the "Discovery Tree" was planed and briefly used as a dance floor. This image shows a section of the trunk lying next to the domed building covering the stump. A splendid pair of Big Tree photographs by the pioneering Western photographer Charles Weed.

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        Städtewappen des österreichischen Kaiserstaates. Bd. I: Königreich Böhmen.

      Wien, k k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1864. VI, 146 S., 37 Tafeln auf gestärkter Pappe. Brauner Original-Halblederband im Folioformat 31 x 26 cm mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern auf vier Zierbünden; Buchdeckel mit farblich passenden Bezügen und Lederecken; dreiseitiger Pfauenschnitt; farbige Vorsätze. Großformatiges, reich illustriertes Werk des Chronisten und Heraldikers Vincenz Robert Widimsky (1793 - 1865) über die Städtewappen des österreichischen Kaiserreiches. Von dem insgesamt vierbändigen Werke wird hier der Band I über das Königreich Böhmen angeboten. Enthalten sind 37 ganzseitige Farbtafeln mit zusammen 560 chromolithographierten Städtewappen; alle Tafeln geschützt durch eingebundene Seidenhemdchen. Den Wappentafeln vorgeschaltet ist eine kurze Einleitung sowie ein 146-seitiger Textteil mit 560 kurzen Monographien zur jeweiligen Stadtgeschichte. Der Großband in sehr gutem Zustand, kaum berieben, das Leder noch frisch wirkend. Tafeln teilweise etwas aus dem Schnitt ragend; Seiten partiell leicht randfleckig. In toto sehr gutes Exemplar dieses so seltenen Wappenbandes, der neben seinen farbenprächtigen Wappendarstellungen auch umfassenden Informationen zur böhmischen Orts- und Landesgeschichte bereithält. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Böhmen Österreich Österreich-Ungarn Tschechien Tschechische Republik

      [Bookseller: Das Konversations-Lexikon]
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        Il mondo secreto

      MILANO: G. DAELLI E C., 1864. RILEGATO. BUONO. 10 15,5. USATO

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        Le Jardin Fruitier du Muséum ou Iconographie de touts les Espècies et Variétés d`Arbres Fruitiers cultivés dans cet ètablissement avec leur Description, leur Histoire, leur Synonymie, etc.

      Paris, Firmin Didot Freres, 1864. Sechster Band. 30 x 22 cm. Mit 70 Farblithographien. Moderner Ppband. Nissen BBI, 456. - Ursprünglich erschien das Werk in Lieferungen. - Die prächtigen Tafeln zeigen jeweils die ganze Frucht, die Frucht aufgeschnitten und einen Zweig. - In diesem Band sind neben Birnen auch Pflaumen abbgebildet und beschrieben. - Vor allem der Text ist teils etwas stockfleckig und vereinzelt gestempelt, die Tafeln meist jedoch sauber. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Bücher, Blumen; Blumen & Pflanzen; Botanik; Früchte; Obst

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        Traité des écritures cunéiformes, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, Firmin Didot, 1864.. Two volumes. Crown quarto. With a total of 19 plates. Pp. 373, plus 16 folding plates bound at end; 378, plus 2 folding plates bound at end, neat expert repair at verso on one. Plus a 3rd folding plate, called-for but not present in most other copies, bound here in its rightful place. Some nice text figures to each volume. Both half-titles present, that of first volume with some evidence of minor silverfish activity at outer edge. Hardcover, uniformly bound in later brick red cloth and matching marbled boards, gilt red morocco label to each spine, sprinkled edges, silken ribbon marker to each volume; thin adhesive mark to first free endpaper of one volume. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. Complete as called-for. Joseph-Arthur, Comte de Gobineau (1816-1882). Diplomat, orientalist, a novelist of distinction. While he is perhaps most known for arguing that racial composition determines the fate of civilization, being called the "intellectual father" of Nietzsche, Gobineau's most concrete scholarly effort was in the field of cuneiform studies. In those years in which Hincks, Rawlinson, and Oppert were gradually realizing that the Akkadian language could not account for all ancient cuneiform texts and for the inner structure of cuneiform writing, Gobineau attacked the three of them in his essay on the Lecture des textes cuneiformes, which he expanded in the two volumes of "Traité des écritures cuneiformes", which is presented here. Gobineau argued that cuneiform texts were sacred writings, written in a cryptic form for "talismanic" purposes, and that if one reads them with the system of transposition of letters employed by the Hebrew Cabbalists, they proved to be written in Arabic. He produced a marvel of combinatory devices by which the texts not only proved to be alliterative poetry conforming to strict rules of prosody, but also could be read backwards and forwards, so that what was a blessing read as a curse in the opposite direction. The present set contains: Tome I: Livre I. L'écriture cunéiforme assyrienne; Livre II. L'écriture cunéiforme zende; Livre III. L'écriture cunéiforme Huzwaresh. Tome II: Livre IV. Commentaire.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        The Dolomite Mountains: Excursions through Tyrol, Carinthia, Carniola, & Friuli in 1861, 1862, & 1863

      London, Longman, 1864, 8vo bella legatura in mezzo marocchino rosso con angoli rinforzati, dorso finemente lavorato con titolie fregi dorati , taglio superiore in oro, pp. XX-576 e con sei tavole + due carte geografiche ripiegate. Numerose incisioni in legno nel testo, le sei cromolitografie sono : Monte Civetta con il lago e il villaggio di Alleghe, il Catinaccio, il Sasso Lungo e il Sasso Piatto, il Pelmo dal monte Zucco, la Croda Malcora presso Cortina, Castel Pietra in Primiero e due grandi carte geografiche colorate intitolate : "Map of the South Eastern Alps" e "Geological Map of part of the district of Predazzo, St. Cassian, and the Seisser Alp in South Tyrol". Stupenda descrizione delle Dolomiti per ricchezza di tavole e notizie di questa prima edizione della più importante opera a carattere turistico che contiene oltre a notizie storiche e delle ascese ad alcune vette, un interessante capitolo scientifico (geografia, mineralogia, geologia). In eccellenti condizioni.

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        The Geology of New Zealand: In Explanation of the Geographical and Topographical Atlas of New Zealand - Rare NZ Imprint.

      Auckland: T. Delattre, 1864. An English translation by Dr. C. F. Fisher, from the Scientific Publications of the Novara Expedition, comprising important and fascinating observations and survey work by German-Austrian geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter at the onset of British settlement in the region. 8vo. 113 pages, plus table of contents, title page. Red cloth boards titled in gilt to front. Volume measures approximately 14 x 21 cm. Faint blemish to boards, otherwise very good condition, clean and bright. An early work presenting discoveries made in New Zealand, specifically in Auckland and Nelson, during the Austrian Imperial Novara Expedition. It includes two important lectures delivered by esteemed geologist and expedition leader Ferdinand von Hochstetter. A principal member of the expedition, Hochstetter was involved in its planning from the onset. His surveys were used in the making of the first geological map of New Zealand, created the bases for future geological research. The Novara Expedition (1857-1859) was the first large-scale scientific, around-the-world mission of the Austrian Imperial navy. In 1859, during the expedition, Hochstetter was funded by the government of New Zealand to make a rapid geological survey of the islands. Over 150 years later, his work is regarded as an authoritative primary source still today. the volume's content centers largely on Hochstetter's survey of Auckland, beginning with his lecture on the region's geology. Subjects further include its extinct volcanos, Lake Rotomahana and its hot springs [Te Tarata thermal springs], and three inlets on North Island - Whaingaroa [now known as Raglan], Aotea, and Kawhia. Approximately one quarter of the text is devoted to his geological work in the Province of Nelson..

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        Forschungen über das Räthsel der mannmännlichen Liebe. - "Vindex." Social-juristische Studien über mannmännliche Geschlechtsliebe. Erste Schrift über mannmännliche Liebe. Nachweis, I. daß sie ebensowenig Verfolgung verdient, als die Liebe zu den Weibern; II. daß sie schon nach den bestehenden Gesetzen Deutschland`s gesetzlich nicht verfolgt werden kann. Von Numa Numantius.

      Leipzig, Selbstverlag und Matthes in Kommission, 1864. - XII, 28 S. HLwd. d. Zt. Herzer 157; Richter, Sexualwissenschaft III, 292. - Insgesamt erschien bis 1870 eine Folge von 12 Heften. Ab 1868 (Heft 6) bekannte sich der bedeutende Philologe und Jurist Ulrichs (1825-1895) auch öffentlich zu seinem Namen und seiner Homosexualität. Seine Schriften gelten zu Recht als Ausgangspunkt der homosexuellen Emanzipationsbewegung. - Ulrichs prägte für den homosexuellen Mann den Begriff "Urning", die männliche Homosexualität bezeichnete er als "Uranismus" (der Begriff Homosexualität wurde erst 1869 durch den österreichisch-ungarischen Schriftsteller Karl Maria Kertbeny geprägt). Die vorliegende Schrift "Vindex" (= Verteidiger) ist die erste gedruckte Schrift im deutschsprachigen Raum, die für die Rechte der Homosexuellen eintritt; 1867 trug Ulrichs seine Forderungen auf dem Deutschen Juristentag in München erstmals öffentlich vor, was tumultartige Szenen hervorrief. Auch Friedrich Engels äußerte sich gegenüber Karl Marx äußerst abfällig. - Ulrichs Forderung einer "urnischen Ehe", auf höchstes Unverständnis seiner Zeitgenossen stoßend, ist in Deutschland am 1. 10. 2017 Realität geworden. - Etwas berieben, tls. gering fleckig. Ausgeschiedenes Exemplar der Bibliothek des Hamburgischen Gesundheitsamtes. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Photograph

      New Orleans: S. T. Blessing, 1864 - Photograph (92 x 55 mm), mounted on card (101 x 60 mm) with the printed trade address of S. T. Blessing of 24 Chartres Street, New Orleans, Dealer in cards, albums, frames, photographic & artists's materials. Some light spotting, generally very good. A photograph of the actor John Wilkes Booth, more famously remembered as the assassin of Abraham Lincoln. A note in German to the rear of the photograph, above the centrally printed logo of S. T. Blessing, reads "Wilkes Booth gab mir seinem Photographie am 10 Mai 1864."

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        Forschungen über das Räthsel der mannmännlichen Liebe. - "Vindex." Social-juristische Studien über mannmännliche Geschlechtsliebe. Erste Schrift über mannmännliche Liebe. Nachweis, I. daß sie ebensowenig Verfolgung verdient, als die Liebe zu den Weibern; II. daß sie schon nach den bestehenden Gesetzen Deutschland`s gesetzlich nicht verfolgt werden kann. Von Numa Numantius.

      Leipzig, Selbstverlag und Matthes in Kommission, 1864.. XII, 28 S. HLwd. d. Zt. Herzer 157; Richter, Sexualwissenschaft III, 292. - Insgesamt erschien bis 1870 eine Folge von 12 Heften. Ab 1868 (Heft 6) bekannte sich der bedeutende Philologe und Jurist Ulrichs (1825-1895) auch öffentlich zu seinem Namen und seiner Homosexualität. Seine Schriften gelten zu Recht als Ausgangspunkt der homosexuellen Emanzipationsbewegung. - Ulrichs prägte für den homosexuellen Mann den Begriff "Urning", die männliche Homosexualität bezeichnete er als "Uranismus" (der Begriff Homosexualität wurde erst 1869 durch den österreichisch-ungarischen Schriftsteller Karl Maria Kertbeny geprägt). Die vorliegende Schrift "Vindex" (= Verteidiger) ist die erste gedruckte Schrift im deutschsprachigen Raum, die für die Rechte der Homosexuellen eintritt; 1867 trug Ulrichs seine Forderungen auf dem Deutschen Juristentag in München erstmals öffentlich vor, was tumultartige Szenen hervorrief. Auch Friedrich Engels äußerte sich gegenüber Karl Marx äußerst abfällig. - Ulrichs Forderung einer "urnischen Ehe", auf höchstes Unverständnis seiner Zeitgenossen stoßend, ist in Deutschland am 1. 10. 2017 Realität geworden. - Etwas berieben, tls. gering fleckig. Ausgeschiedenes Exemplar der Bibliothek des Hamburgischen Gesundheitsamtes.

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        Journal 'D' of William D. Olmsted & Co. September 1, 1863 through June 29, 1864

      Not published, [ Genessee County, New York ] 1864 - First Edition. 360 numbered pages plus notations on endpapers. Folio (9 x 13 3/4 inches). Stamped reverse calf with leather with diced leather reinforcements on the edges and center of spine. Three compartment labels on the spine: "Journal | D | W.D.O. & Co." the middle on red leather, the others on brown. Marbled endpapers. "W. D. Olmsted & Co. Journal D" inked on flyleaf. Entirely manuscript journal/ledger in multiple hands with additional notes on the blank endpapers. Sound, if worn. Boards. Beer's work "Our County and it's people, A Descriptive work on Genessee County, New York", 1890 includes the following biographical note on William D. Olmsted:"Olmsted, William D. p. o. Oakfield, N. Y., was born in Le Roy, February 19, 1832, a son of Stephen and Barbara (Parmelee) Olmsted. His father was a native of Vermont and came to Genesee county at an early day, with less than one dollar in money and an axe, and took up land in Le Roy; he died in 1883. W. D. Olmsted was educated at Cary Collegiate Seminary and Old Round House at Le Roy. After finishing his schooling he engaged in the milling business. As an upright, trustworthy citizen Mr. Olmsted has established an undoubted claim, and his interest in the good of his town and its people is worthy of note. His wife was Frances A. Parmelee, who has borne him two sons - Carlos P. and Herbert W."The journal records many interesting items. One entry J Lathrop & Co [bankers in Le Roy] draft $1000 Sep 1, 1863. Another J Lathrop & Co. to cash: "To this amt Pennsylvannia money" for $150. Many transactions with certain kinds and amounts of lumber - we see pine, oak, hemlock, black walnut moulding, etc. Projects include doors, windows, sash, coffin, clapboards, shingles, norway [pine?], bead, moulding, matched, lath bundles, etc. Many mentions of Batavia Yard (lumber yard?). Each transaction with named customer or supplier, amount, and details about what was being sold/purchased. Mention of turning, machine work, sawing, etc. Hundreds of names of customers, private and institutional. Oddities like glazing street lamps, ash for a cider press, ballusters, and the normal like railroad/railway and cartage charges. That's in the first 50 pages or so we scanned through. A quick flip through finds on p166 "To paid for a soldier" $5, use of saw, and 223 feet of culls. Shortly after Bot. Sleigh Shoes.A wealth of research possibilities into a type of business not often found. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Democracy in America

      Cambridge: Sever and Francis 1864 - Two volumes (complete), 8vo., bound in three-quarter polished English calf with gilt decorations and morocco spine labels lettered in gilt; top edges gilt. Fourth edition of de Tocqueville's classic travelogue, translated by Henry Reeve, edited by Francis Bowen. A stunning set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Our Mutual Friend.With Illustrations By Marcus Stone.

      - London: Chapman and Hall, Piccadilly, [May, 1864 - November 1865]. 8vo., 20 monthly parts in 19 as issued, 32, [1]-32, [2], [8], [2], 8, [4], [2], [2], [2], [4]; 16, 33-64, 4, [2], [2], [4], [2]; 16, 65-96, [1], [2], [4], 8, [2]; 16, 97-128, 4, [1], [1], [4], [2], [4]; 16, [1], 129-160, [2], [2], [2]; 16, 161-192, [1], 4, 4, [1], [4], [8], 4, [2]; 16, 193-224, [1], [2], [1], [2], [4], [2]; [2], 16, 257-288, [2], [4], [4], [4], [1], 8, [4]; 16, 289-320, xi, [1], 4, [4]; 16, [1], [1]-32, [2], 4, [1]; [2], 16, [1], [1], 33-64, 4, [4], [2], [2]; 16, 65-96, [2]; 16, 97-128, 4; 16, 129-160, 4, 4; 16, [161]-192, 4, [2]; 16, 193-224, [2], [4], [8], [2]; 16, [1], 225-256, 4, 4, [2]; 16, 257-309, [viii], [2], [2], 4, [2], [1], [2], [2], 40 wood engraved plates. Original printed green wrappers with trade advertisements to inner sides as well as outside back wrappers, uncut, with a variety of publishers ads and slips on teal, green, pink and white paper bound-in. Housed in a half green morocco and green cloth pull-off case with raised bands, gilt titling, and additional green cloth portfolio with flaps. The backstrip of the case has sunned to a sumptuous saddle-brown, and the individual parts are in very good condition, with only slight wear to wrappers and edges, internally they seem almost to have never been read. A complete set missing only a few ads mentioned in Hatton & Cleaver, with no visible signs that ads have been removed, and includes ads not mentioned in Hatton & Cleaver. First edition in the original parts. The wood engravings and cover designs were for the first time charged to the skillful hand of Marcus Stone, the orphaned son of an old artist friend who worked in the "sentimental-realist style of 1860s book illustration" (OxfordDNB). Our Mutual Friend was Dickens's last completed novel, written slowly due too increased occasions of illness, and a serious railway accident. Similar to Bleak House and Little Dorrit, Our Mutual Friend comprises the usual social satire, elaborate plotting, and sweeping views of contemporary society, differing most notably in the positive outcome of the central love stories. Eckel 96. Hatton and Cleaver 345-370. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Traité des écritures cunéiformes, I-II. [TWO VOLUMES].

      Paris, Firmin Didot 1864 - Two volumes. Crown quarto. With a total of 19 plates. Pp. 373, plus 16 folding plates bound at end; 378, plus 2 folding plates bound at end, neat expert repair at verso on one. Plus a 3rd folding plate, called-for but not present in most other copies, bound here in its rightful place. Some nice text figures to each volume. Both half-titles present, that of first volume with some evidence of minor silverfish activity at outer edge. Hardcover, uniformly bound in later brick red cloth and matching marbled boards, gilt red morocco label to each spine, sprinkled edges, silken ribbon marker to each volume; thin adhesive mark to first free endpaper of one volume. In a very good condition. ~ First edition. Complete as called-for. Joseph-Arthur, Comte de Gobineau (1816-1882). Diplomat, orientalist, a novelist of distinction. While he is perhaps most known for arguing that racial composition determines the fate of civilization, being called the "intellectual father" of Nietzsche, Gobineau's most concrete scholarly effort was in the field of cuneiform studies. In those years in which Hincks, Rawlinson, and Oppert were gradually realizing that the Akkadian language could not account for all ancient cuneiform texts and for the inner structure of cuneiform writing, Gobineau attacked the three of them in his essay on the Lecture des textes cuneiformes, which he expanded in the two volumes of "Traité des écritures cuneiformes", which is presented here. Gobineau argued that cuneiform texts were sacred writings, written in a cryptic form for "talismanic" purposes, and that if one reads them with the system of transposition of letters employed by the Hebrew Cabbalists, they proved to be written in Arabic. He produced a marvel of combinatory devices by which the texts not only proved to be alliterative poetry conforming to strict rules of prosody, but also could be read backwards and forwards, so that what was a blessing read as a curse in the opposite direction. The present set contains: Tome I: Livre I. L'écriture cunéiforme assyrienne; Livre II. L'écriture cunéiforme zende; Livre III. L'écriture cunéiforme Huzwaresh. Tome II: Livre IV. Commentaire. [Descriptive text: Copyright Librarium, The Hague]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Magie et l' Astrologie dans l' antiquité et au Moyen Âge ou Etude sur le superstitions païennes qui se sont perpétuées jusqu'a nos jours

      Maury, L.F.A. Paris, Didier et C., 1864. La Magie et l' Astrologie dans l' antiquité et au Moyen Âge ou Etude sur le superstitions païennes qui se sont perpétuées jusqu'a nos jours. Terza edizione rivista e corretta. In-16°, pelle con fregi e titolo in oro al dorso. Fregio decorativo al frontespizio. 484 pp., carattere tondo e italico. Testo in francese. Bell' esemplare. L' opera è il frutto di un importante lavoro scientifico di Alfred Maury, professore al Collège de France e illustre accademico. Tratta la magia tra i popoli selvaggi e in particolare tra i caldei, i persiani, gli egizi, i greci, a Roma, nel Medioevo e dal Rinascimento fino ai nostri giorni. Comprende anche la descrizione della lotta del cristianesimo contro la magia e l' astrologia, la magia orientale; l' uso del sogno come mezzo di divinazione; l' origine demoniaca attribuita a malattie nervose e mentali; l' uso di piante e bevande allucinogene come l' hashish o narcotici come Elibore, Datura stramonium, henbane, aconito, belladonna, mandragora, papavero, etere, cloroformio, amilene. Neg. esot.

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        THE GOSSIPING PHOTOGRAPHER AT HASTINGS Frith Reigate 1864

      LONDON James & Virtue 1864 - A sound re-cased copy of the original with sixteen albumen plates including the decorative title page showing Frith at work and at his desk . "Passing Wellington Square, and never minding the old castle today, here we are at my title-page the Pelham Arcade, Bazaar, Baths, Crescent, right under the Castle Cliff &#150; snug winter quarters for invalids. Those atmospheric dragons, Boreas and Euroclydon, who feed upon young persons&#146; lungs, tumbling over these hills.eager for their prey, pitch miles beyond their mark, and fall far out to sea, roaring in impotent fury. I have seen the young ladies,their intended victims, sitting at their open windows in October, smiling at the dragons (but I believe they spell that word with two o&#146;s)." Slightly water-stained publishers cloth 11"x9" retained yellow coated endpapers all edges gilt. 1905 presentation inscription to the copywrite page [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Signed Photo Postcard

      German opera composer (1864-1949), one of the greatest of the 20th century. Signed photo postcard, size is 3.5 x 5.25 inches, in excellent condition.

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        Map of the City of New York Showing the Locality of the Public Schools

      New York: Baptist & Taylor, 1864. Map. Lithograph. Page size 17 1/4" x 25 3/4". Image size 16 1/2" x 25 1/4" Map. Lithograph. Page size 17 1/4" x 25 3/4". Image size 16 1/2" x 25 1/4". Fascinating map of Manhattan showing part of Brooklyn, Hunters Point, Ravenswood and Astoria featuring school locations. Includes an inset of upper Manhattan, ward boundaries, five different school types are listed and a population table noting 814 254 inhabitants in the city. There was only one 'colored primary school' at the time the map was printed. The Colton family was one the most prolific and successful publishers of maps and atlases in the United States. J.H. Colton (1800-1893) founded his business in NYC in 1831. Scarce.

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

      1864. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1864 : Paperback with facsimile Spine and Covers - 1st Edition! This Wisden was first listed as a rebind, it was from the Auty collection and hence we thought it was a valid listing with the Auty boards, however the binding wasputting pressure on the frist 2 pages and they were starting to tear down the line of the binding which was 1cm into the book and hence we took the book out of the binding and added facimile covers and a spine and touched up the small tear that was appearing. We have kept the Auty page if needed. The covers and spine are very well made and internally the book is nice and clean, there is some rounding to the pages and the last page has a small loss to the top of it as can be seen in the pictures. A small tear was forming thanks to the binding to the first 2 pages, this has been repaired.

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        COPY Of The OFFICIAL MAP Of The PROPERTY Of The EUREKA HOMESTEAD ASSOCIATION, Adopted November 16th, 1864

      [San Francisco]: Towne & Bacon, Printers, 536 Clay Street, (n. d.). Ca mid-1860s (?). Nr Fine.. Broadside. Map shows lots in this San Francisco housing development; depicted area is between Douglass and Noe on one side, 20th and 17th streets on other. 16-3/4" x 19-1/2" [42.5 cm x 49.3 cm]. "Eureka Valley's real estate development pattern was typical of wider patterns of urban edge development in San Francisco in the mid nineteenth century. Local land developers realized their investments first by making the land accessible (as with Robinson and Pioche and the Market Street Railway) and then selling the bulk of their property via corporate vehicles such as homestead associations. 38 Homestead associations were a successful and widely used nineteenth century method for encouraging development by subdividing and selling land at moderately affordable prices. In the 1860s alone, investors formed about 170 different homestead associations in San Francisco. Association officers purchased large tracts of land with investor capital and sold "membership shares" to working men or women for a small down payment and monthly installments. Once purchasers paid the share in full, they received title to a building lot in the tract. ... In 1864, the homestead association that was to give Eureka Valley is moniker and define the neighborhood for decades to come incorporated and filed its plat map. The Eureka Homestead Association laid out lots over the majority of the study area, covered sixteen city blocks between Noe Street on the east, Douglass Street on the west and 17th Street on the north and 20th Street on the south. Lots ranged in size from approximately 75 by 125 feet to through block lots of 75 by 250 feet. The association leadership was made up of prominent and moneyed individuals investing in real estate. Association President Benjamin D. Dean was a physician and Secretary H. B. Congdon was a mining secretary and commissioner of deeds for the Nevada Territory." [Stiles, Eureka Valley Historic Context Statement, p. 17]. One speculates that this map, a copy of the filed plat map, was printed by Towne & Bacon for the Eureka Homestead Association to facilitate sales in the Eureka Valley & for new landowners to, for example, show family back east where they would be building their new home. OCLC records one holding: CHS. Rare.

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        Letter sent to Josiah Nichol, Esq. at Washington, Arkansas notifying him of three slaves who had been "stolen" and would soon "be lost" if taken across the [Ouachita] River into Union held territory

      Tates [Bluff], Arkansas 1864 - This letter on blue lined paper measures 7" x 9.5" unfolded. It is franked with a pair of 5-cent blue Confederate stamps (Scott #7-Richmond printing) and cancelled with a circular "Camden Ark" postmark dated Jan 26. The stamps and letter are in nice shape with a few spots of light foxing and a small tear at the wax seal where it was opened. In a rather frantic tone, the letter-writer informs Nichols that: "I wrote Maj Peay to inform you in regard to 2 Negro Boys that were stolen from Maj. John Easton & a girl from Mrs Williams. . . . I am fearful the letter was not put in the PO. The thieves are about here & I have no doubt the negroes will all be lost. . . . The girl is gone now. The Boys of Eaton are on this side of the River & placed with some woman who is instructed to keep them as her own if no one calls for them - But I fear they will be taken away unless you come for them without delay." By 1864, the Union Army controlled much of Arkansas, and the state's Confederate government had established its Capitol at Washington. Tates' Bluff was located on the Ouachita River about twenty miles north of the Camden, a Confederate stronghold. No doubt, Embres feared that whoever had stolen the slaves (likely members of the Underground Railroad) would soon spirit them across the river to Union territory and their freedom. Nichol's relationship to the slaves' owners is unstated, however, docketing on the letter notes that it is "concerning Agnes." Perhaps, he was a friend of Ms. William and "Agnes" was either her first name or, more likely, the name of her girl slave.Although written after the heyday of the Underground Railroad, this letter gives testimony that even late in the war, Southern abolitionists were risking their lives to lead slaves to freedom as the Union forces advanced.Civil War Confederate letters discussing slave stealing are extremely scarce. Also, the two stamps that frank this letter are rather scarce as most of this issue was printed in England, and the British printings out-number those made in Richmond by a factor of nine to one. As of 2017, although OCLC identifies a handful of letters that mention runaway slaves, none appear to have the urgency or perspective from Southerners concerned that stolen local slaves are about to be spirited away to freedom. Nothing similar for sale in the trade and no auction records on file at ABPC, the Rare Book Hub, or Worthpoint.

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        The poor traveller: Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn: And Mrs. Gamp.

      By Charles Dickens. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1864. F'cap 8vo; half-title not called for; final leaf integral advertisements for the 'Illustrated Library Edition' and the 'Cheap and Uniform Edition', verso blank; pp.114+[ii]; lime green wrappers printed on sides in black, the front wrapper not bearing a date, the back wrapper advertising under the heading 'Cheap and uniform editions Of Mr. Dickens's Christmas Books' the four titles already published in the series (i.e., the whole series except for the present title); issued without free end-papers. Slight chipping to paper of spine; light marking to first and last two leaves and a very few fox-spots; extensive pencilled excision marks and alterations to the text of 'The Poor Traveller', evidently intended to produce a shorter reading version (v. note); otherwise a nice copy. The alterations to the text are in a hand closely resembling Dickens' own, and some of them - in particular the addition of the word 'above' after 'gallery' in l.10 on p.30, and the substitution of 'his history' for 'everything' at l.15 on p.18, which are not necessitated by any of the cuts and are in fact mainly stylistic changes - are of a kind that one would not expect unless they were authorial. The excision marks, the text to be omitted outlined in pencil, with the outlined area being filled by cross-hatching or diagonal strokes, is a method known to have been used by Dickens for a similar purpose in other reading copies. In a few places a word or a sentence has been underlined for emphasis when reading, this also being the general habit of the author. One or two other marks are less interpretable but may be intended to indicate 'louder' or 'softer'. Though there is no sign of provenance, the volume was purchased in 2008 at the Bloomsbury Auction sale of the residue of the Dobson family papers, as part of a bundle, and it may have come to them directly from a Dickens family source. Philip Collins, Charles Dickens[:] The Public Readings (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1975), p.155, declares that the volume "has not been reprinted since the 1858 trade edition", which, given the date on the title-page of the present copy, is evidently false. Though printed by Bradbury and Evans like the 1858 edition, this copy bears the publisher's imprint of Chapman and Hall on both the title-page and cover (the cover imprints having for both publisher and printer an ampersand instead of the word 'and'), and would appear to rank as the first Chapman and Hall edition. The relationship between both the printed and the adapted text here, and that of the 'prompt copy' text recorded by Collins, is unclear, this copy retaining in the printed version some text excised from the prompt copy before it was printed and excluding some text that the prompt copy retains, while the revised text coincides with the post-printing revisions in the prompt copy on occasion, but elsewhere differs, the major difference in this shortened version being the entire exclusion of Mary Marshall as a character (though she is still referred to at the start as the reason for Richard Doubledick having signed up). There is evidence that the cuts were made in two distinct series. It was frequent publisher's practice at the time to date volumes a year ahead, in which case this copy may actually have been ready (or published) in 1863, and may conceivably have been used as part of Dickens's preparation for a reading he gave in London on the 12th of June, though it is more probable perhaps that it may relate simply to the reading given in Glasgow on the 25th of February, 1869, which, as recorded in the Letters, his agent, Dolby, rather to his annoyance, advertised by mistake. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Garibaldi and Italian Unity.

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1864. 8vo. Original purple textured cloth, Garibaldi holding a banner gilt-stamped on front cover (repeated in gilt-lettered spine); pp. viii, 328; spine faded, lower cover a bit discoloured; otherwise very good; presentation inscription, signed by the author, to the Countess of Caithness on front fly-leaf. First edition, scarce of a monograph of Garibaldi, written whilst the Italian unification process was still unfolding. Cambers, a Lieutenant-Colonel with the army had been to Italy and collected first-hand reports, among them much information the battle of Aspromonte, where Garibaldi was wounded and which halted the unification for a while and ended with a cease-fire. Provenance: The Countess of Caithness 'Marie Sinclair (née de Mariategui; other married name de Medina Pomar) ... (1830-1895), who was created suo jure duchess of Pomar in the papal nobility in 1879 by Pope Leo XIII, was prominent in spiritualist circles, being vice-president of the British National Association of Spiritualists; she also founded the first Theosophical Society in France in 1884. Notable for her attempts to reconcile theosophy, spiritualism, and Catholicism, on which she published a book in 1876, she died at her house, 124 avenue Wagram, Paris, on 3 November 1895' (ODNB).

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        Astrologische Bibliothek. Band I bis IX [in illustrierten O-Einbänden]. (I) Brandler-Pracht: Kleines Astrologisches Lehrbuch. Zur Einführung in die astrologische Wissenschaft. (II) Brandler-Pracht: Astrologische Aphorismen. Eine große Sammlung von astrologischen Regeln und Vorschriften zur Deutung und Interpretation der Horoskope. (III) Brandler-Pracht: Häuser-Tabellen von 40 bis 56 geographische Breite. Mit einem Anhang: Mathematische Tafeln zum Gebrauche für die Astrologie. (IV) Otto Pöllner: Das Solarhoroskop, Jahreshoroskop und das Tageshoroskop. (V) Brandler-Pracht: Die Lehre von den astrologischen Direktionen. (VI) Brandler-Pracht: Die Stunden-Astrologie. Die Lehre von den astrologischen Elektionen. (VII) Otto Pöllner: Mundan-Astrologie. (VIII) Otto Pöllner: Schicksal und Sterne. (IX) Friedr[ich] Feerhow: Die Medizinische Astrologie. Unter Berücksichtigung des Pflanzenheilverfahrens, der Homöopathie, Hygiene und "Biochemie". I u. IV in 2. Aufl., die anderen Erstausg.

      (I) 4 Bll., 151 S. / (II) 4 Bll., 192 S. / (III) 3 Bll., 96 S., 1 Bl. / (IV) 2 Bll., 64 S. / (V) 4 Bll., 120 S. / (VI) 2 Bll., 109 S., 1 Bl. / (VII) 4 Bll., 114 S., 1 Bl. / (VIII) 2 Bll., 101 S., 1 Bl. / (IX) VIII, 116 S. fast alle mit einigen Fig., 8, Illus. O-Leinen, nur Nr. IV abweichend im Illus. O-Pappband Karl Brandler-Pracht (1864-1939) begann seine Karriere als Schauspieler, widmete sein Leben letztendlich aber ganz der Astrologie. Gründete mehrere astrologische Forschungsgruppen u. Vereine (u.a. 1908 die "Erste astrologische Gesellschaft Wien") sowie Zeitschriften (1906 das "Zentralblatt für Okkultismus", 1909 "Prana", 1910 die "Astrologische Rundschau" u.a. mehr). 1910 initiierte er die vorliegende Buchreihe "Astrologische Bibliothek" u. verfasste die ersten 6 Bände nachdem er sich dann vom Verleger Vollrath entzweite, liess dieser die Reihe entgegen der Planung (siehe Verlagsanz. in Bd. VI) von anderen Autoren fortsetzen u. die bereits vorh. Bände in 2. Aufl. überarbeiten. Brandler-Pracht gab dann um 1918 sein grosses 6-bändiges Basislehrwerk "Astrologische Kollektion zum Selbststudium" heraus. Zu seinen Schülern zählten u.a. Wilhelm Knappich, Alfred Witte, Arthur Grobe-Wutischky, Elsbeth Ebertin, Bert van Solden, Erich Wiesel. Karl Brandler-Pracht legte den Grundstein für die bis heute andauernde astrologische Bewegung im deutschsprachigen Raum. - Die Einbände tls. mit leichteren Gebrauchsspuren alle mit Besitzervermerk von Arthur Kraatz aus Berlin wenige Bände mit vereinzelten kl. Anstreichungen (I u. II) mit leicht gelockerter Bindung (III) tls. etwas fleckig bei (VII u. VIII) die Druckfehler-Berichtigungen zerschnitten u. an den jew. Stellen eingeklebt sonst gute Expl. - Gesamt eine schöne Reihe in gleich gestalteten Einbänden (auch Nr. IV,) mit versch. Grundfarben. Höchstwahrscheinlich sind nur diese 9 Bde. in dieser Einbandvariante erschienen u. von Bd.IV in 2. Aufl. gibt es auch nur die vorl. Pappausgabe. Selten so angeboten!

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        Double Signed Cabinet Photo 1921

      German opera composer (1864-1949), one of the greatest of the 20th century. Beautiful cabinet photo of him by Albert Meyer, Berlin, blind stamped on front with the year 1906. Signed by Richard Strauss twice!. First signature is in black ink at the bottom, and has written "Hamburg" below in his handwritting, the second signature is over the top of his head, in blue ink. On verso, a text in ink by a different hand reads "Heard Dr Strauss in a song recital with Fraulein Schumann... Nov 21st, 1921". Richard Strauss toured America in 1921 with soprano Elisabeth Schumann, and on November 21st they performed in St. Louis with Schumann singing Strauss songs and Strauss at the piano. Size is 4.1 x 6.5 inches, in very good condition. VERY rare!

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        First Public Reveal on African Slave Trade, Starvation and Witchcraft

      Bath, 21 September 1864. "Dr. Livingstone's Lecture" being an account of his African travels, spoken by him to an audience of some 2,000 people gathered for the event at the Theatre Royal in Bath shortly after his Second Zambezi expedition, and published two days later in the Supplement to the Bath & Cheltenham Gazette. Large single leaf measuring approximately 61 x 27 cm (2 feet long), printed by George Harvey Wood, Proprietor of the Gazette, with text recto and verso, the Livingstone account consuming an entire page save one advertisement. A scarce primary source document. Livingstone's lecture in Bath was the very first time his account was presented publically, first on 19 September 1864, at the Theatre Royal. It was promptly published in the Gazette supplement, seen here. A few days later he presented the same lecture at the Mineral Water Hospital, also in Bath, also to a large audience. [Only four days prior to Livingstone's lecture, on 15 September 1864, as Burton and Speke were preparing to debate their claims at a special meeting to be held the following day in the Royal Mineral Water Hospital at Bath, Speke was killed in a shooting accident at his cousin's nearby estate.] On 19 September 1864, at the Theatre Royal in Bath, during the meeting of the British Association of Science, Livingstone spoke about his travels in Africa and the "gigantic evil' of slavery." The humble missionary did not relish the thought of public speaking, though his contemporaries and all citizens of the British Empire were most eager to hear his account. Contemporary newspapers hurried to publish his lecture, which appeared, in whole or in part, in the lllustrated London News, the Bath Chronicle, and in the first instance, in a supplement of the local Gazette as see here. Having received full support and high praise for his geographical discoveries and for establishing relations with various previously unmet tribes, Livingstone concludes with a sense of comfort and acceptance, expressing his gratitude to the audience. The 34th annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS), (now known as the British Science Association), was held in September 1864, hosted by the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI). Leading scientists and legendary explorers attended, among them Dr. David Livingstone, Captain Richard Francis Burton, Captain John Hanning Speke, Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, and Sir Charles Lyell. Whilst in Bath, Livingstone stayed at 13, the Circus. By the close of the meeting, 2789 members and associates had attended. Excerpts from the Gazette: "Dr. Livingstone's Lecture." "... some 2000 persons anxious to hear Dr. Livingstone's account of his African travels." "Sir Roderick Murchison took the chair... associated with Dr. Livingstone... had been delighted to find that Her Majesty had appointed Dr. Livingstone to be a consulate at Guatamala, at the mouth of that great river, the Zambezi, which he had traced almost to its source." "... he (Sir Roderick) did think that, looking to the services which he had rendered for 22 years past in Africa,he was entitled to some public and national recompense... in Her Majesty's name that a pension should be granted to him..." "Dr. Livingstone spoke in effect as follows:" "... The most interesting discoveries of Lake Zanganyika and Victoria Nyawa, of Captain Burton and Captain Speke, whose sad loss we all now so deeply deplore, and again, of Lakes Shirwa and Ayassa; the discoveries of Van der Decken and several others, but last of all, the grand discovery, of the main source of the Nile... accomplished by our countrymen Speke and Grant. In all this exploration, the main view has not been merely to discover objects of nine days' wonder - to gaze, and to be gazed at by barbarians... but, in proceeding to the west coast to find a path to the sea, whereby lawful commerce might be introduced to aid missionary efforts..." "... in proceeding to the est coast to find to find a path to the sea, whereby lawful commercemight be introduced... I found piracy to be abolished, and that the slave trade had been so far suppressed as to be spoken of as the thing of the past - that lawful commerce had increased from £20,000 in ivory and gold dust to between two and three millions - one million of which was in palm oil, to our own country..." "I had come to the conclusion that our cruisers had not done nothing but aggrevate the evils of the slave trade... I came the Zambesi to the East Coast... and there I found the country sealed up... foreigners being debarred from entering the country, neither traders nor missionaries had established themsleves." "I knew the natives to be almost all fond of trading, and, when away from the influence of the slave trade, friendly and mild... " "... if I could open up this region to lawful commerce... a good service to Africa and to England...To accomplish this was the main object of the Zambesi expedition..." "The first discovery we made was a navigable entrance to the Zambesi, about a degree west of the Quillimane River, which has always been represented as the mouth of the Zambesi, in order, as some maintained, that the men of war might be induced to watch the false mouth, while slaves were quietly shipped from the real mouth." "... the country was in the hands of the natives, many of whom, by their brands, we saw had been slaves." "... off to an affluent of the Zambesi... called the Shire, and, as far as we know, was never exploid [explored] by any European before... 800 elephants all in sight at one time... crowds of natives, armed with bows and posioned arrows, lined the banks, and seemed disposed to resent... once just on the point of discharging their arrow." "Dr. Kirk and I proceeding on foot to the N. N.E., discovered Lake Shirwa... it abounds in fish, hippopatamus, and leeches... We were now among Manganja, a people who had not been visited by Europeans, and as I am often asked what sort of folk these savages are, I my answer they were as low as any we ever met, except bushmen, yet they cultivate the soil for their sustenance... and tobacco and Indian hemp for smoking... Near many of the village, furnaces were erected for smelting iron from the ore..." "All were very eager traders, and very few were hunters, so they can hardly be called savages... Their life has always appeared to me to be one of fear. They may be attacked by other tribes, and sold into slavery; and the idea this brings is, that they will be taken away, fattened, and eaten by the whites... They believe slave traders to be cannibals... They also live in fear of witchcraft..." "Wherever the tzetze exists the people possess no cattle, as this insect proves fatal to all domestic animals." "Where the slave-trade is unknown, the cattle are the only cause of war. The Makololo will travel a month for the sake of 'lifting' a cattle: this is not considered stealing..." "... Lake Nyassa... no trouble with the people... we have there one of the finest cotton fields in the world. In remonstrating with the chiefs against selling their people into slavery, they justified themselves on the plea that none were sold except criminals. The crimes may not always be very great..." "When we had succeeded in gaining the goodwill of the people which crowded the whole Shire Valley, the mission, under the late Bishop Mackezie, came into the country." "Slave hunters... sanctioned by the present government... the Scamps! They joined themselves to another tribe called Ajawa, then in the act of migrating from the south-east, and who had been accustomed to take slaves annually down to Quillimane... Furnishing the Ajawa with arms and ammunition they found it easy to drive those who were armed only with bows and arrows... we met a party of these Portuguese slaves coming with 84 captives bound and led towards Zette... even the slaves of the Governor knew they were doing wrong, and fled, leaving the whole of the captives in our hands." "The slave trade is the gigantic evil that meets us at every step in the country. We cannot move through any part without meeeting captured men and women, bound and sometimes gagged..." "We conducted Bishop Mackenzie and party up the highlands, and after spending three or four days with them, returned, and never had any connection with the conduct of that mission. We carried a boat past Murchison's cataracts. By these rivers descends at five leaps, of great beauty, 1200 feet in a distance of about 40 miles." "... we begun our labours among the Manganja... the African Portuguese, by instigating the Awaja, with arms and ammunition, to be paid in slaves, produced utmost confusion. Village after village was attacked and burned... the women and children became captives. This process of slave-hunting went on for some months, and then a panic seized the Manganja nation. All feld... but they had left all their food behind them, and starvation of thousands ensued. One cannot walk a mile without seeing a human skeleton; open a hut in the now deserted villages, and there lie the unburied skeletons. In some I opened, there were two skeletons, and a little one, rolled up in a mat, between them." "... anxious to see the abolition of the slave-trade... but the evil is done by the assertion in Europe of dominion in Africa... Portugal gains nothing but a shocking bad name, as the first that began the slave trade, and the last to end it." "The police of the sea must be maintained... no traffic engenders lawlessness as does this odious trade." "The plan I proposed required a steamer on Lake Nyassa... The Government sent out a steamer... too deep for the Shire. Another steamer was built at my own expense... made to unscrew in 24 pieces... Lady Nyassa or Lady of the Lake... a work was hindered... and I purpose to try again." "With respect to the African, neither drink, nor disease, nor slavery, can root him out of the world. I never had any idea of the prodigous destruction of human life that takes place subsequently to the slave-hunting till I saw it; and as this has gone on for centuries, it gives a wonderful idea of the vitality of the nation." End excerpts.

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        Pure Logic or the Logic of Quality apart from Quantity: with remarks on Boole's System and on the Relation of Logic and Mathematics.

      London: Edward Stanford,, 1864. Octavo. Original pebble-grained blue cloth, printed paper label to spine and front cover, boards panelled in blind, brown coated endpapers. With the initial blank leaf. Partly erased ownership signature to front free endpaper. Spine toned and fraying at tips, occasional finger mark or spot to contents. A very good copy. First edition of Jevons's first work on logic, one of two pamphlets (the other was The Substitution of Similars, 1869) in which he developed the calculus presented by Boole in An investigation of the laws of thought (1854). Jevons had already consulted Boole before sending him a copy; in a letter of 1863 he recorded,"I have written on the subject to Professor Boole, on whose logical system mine is an improvement. In his answer he does not explain away an objection I had raised against his system. He seems to think that my paper [viz. Pure Logic] probably does not contain more than he himself knows, this being a common failing of philosophers and others; but still he tells me very civilly that if I think still that there is anything new in my paper I ought to publish, which of course I shall do one way or another before long." Jevons's principal advance was to reduce the operations of the Boolean calculus to a mechanical procedure. He here stood at the start of a road that led to the modern application of logic in computer-programming; he himself designed a "logical abacus" and "logical piano", ancestors of the computer which performed the operations of the revised Boolean calculus and whose mode of operation had affinities with the use of a truth-table.

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