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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 & 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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        INTERVENTION DE L'ART DANS LA PHOTOGRAPHIE

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

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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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        An Historical Account of the New Place, Stratford-Upon-Avon, the Last Residence of Shakeseare

      London: Printed by J. E. Adlard, 1864. One of 750 on the large format and on thick paper. Plans, facsimiles, illustrations. vii, 246, [2] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Original mauve cloth. Some fraying of head and tail of spine, fading of spine. One of 750 on the large format and on thick paper. Plans, facsimiles, illustrations. vii, 246, [2] pp. 1 vols. Folio. Includes the list of Subscribers to New Place. The only work to give an account of Gastrell the Iconoclyst. (Jaggard) Presented by the author to anyone who contributed over £5 to the Shakespear fund and published at his expense. Jaggard p. 132

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        An Introduction to Municipal Law

      A marvelous, extremely personal, presentation copy of the first edition of the first work of Pomeroy, "the greatest legal scholar of the day"--to Maria Bulfinch, the children's book author, disclosing their closeness and her contributions to the book. Original cloth, gilt, the front joint splitting (but holding), the spine dull; a usable copy. D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1864.

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        The Otago Provincial Government Gazette (Vol. VII)

      Printed for the Provincial Government By Harnett & Co, Dunedin 1864 - No signatures. Leather spine and corners of boards rubbed. 1 1/2" split to leather at tail of rear spine joint. Up to 1 3/4" loss of leather at corners of boards. Some foxing throughout. Lacking one issue, Volume VII, No. 284 (pages 5 - 20). ; xiv, 216 pages. Half-leather binding with gilt lettering. Marbled boards. Page dimensions: 325mm x 205mm. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        The Countryman

      J. A. Turner, Turnwold, Eatonton GA 1864 - Browned, pages just barely attached to each other though, oddly, the opposite side is unopened -- meaning that the newspaper is more strongly attached on the side that should open than on the bound side. There is an old dampstain on the upper left area that may look like a tear in my scan but is actually just a slightly darker brown tone. ; No. 16; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 16 pages; First, this is a rare Confederate newspaper, published on Turnwold Plantation near Eatonton, Georgia during the Civil War, in 1864, by J. A. Turner. Second, the typesetter for Turner on that small plantation printing press was the young Joel Chandler Harris, future famous author of Uncle Remus other tales. Harris was heavily influenced by the stories and dialect he heard from slaves on the Turner plantation. Harris quit school early to help alleviate the financial burden on his mother. In March 1862, Joseph Addison Turner, owner of Turnwold Plantation nine miles east of Eatonton, hired Harris to work as a printer's devil for his newspaper The Countryman. Harris worked for clothing, room, and board. The newspaper reached subscribers throughout the Confederacy during the American Civil War and became one of the larger newspapers in the South with a circulation of about 2,000. Harris learned to set type for the paper, and Turner allowed him to publish his own poems, book reviews, and humorous paragraphs. Scarce Civil War/Confederate item with connection to Joel Chandler Harris. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Brisas del Plata

      Imprenta tipográfica a vapor, calle de las Cámaras 41, Montevideo 1864 - 256 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of The Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church According to the Use of the United Churchof England and Ireland ...

      Oxford: University Press, 1864. full brown leather custom binding tooled in blind, lettered in gilt over stiff boards, all edges gilt, metal edges on covers with clasp, by Westley of Cheltenham. Fine. 16mo. With a foredge painting of Cheltenham? With contemporary inscriptions in brown ink on free endpaper and first fly leaf .

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        IRRIGATIONS DE MIDI DE L'ESPAGNE. Études sur les grands travaux hydrauliques et le régime administratif des arrosages de cette contrée.

      - Paris. Eugéne Lacroix, Edit. 1864. Typ. Hennuyer et Fils. 22.5x14 cm. XV + 323 págs. + 19 págs. de catálogo editorial. Semi intonso. Contenido: Irrigations de Valence * du Jucar*de Murviedro*d'Almansa*Alicante*Elche*Murcie*Lorca*Nijar*Grenade*Palma del Río et du reste de l'Andalousie. Falto del Atlas con XVI láminas. # agricultura A G [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Catalogo degli uccelli di Sardegna. Con note e osservazioni.

      Milano, Tip. Bernardoni, 1864. 8vo brossura, pp. 140. Rara edizione originale, in copia intonsa.

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        [CIVIL WAR ERA ARCHIVE OF SERGEANT DAVID HOLMES, OF THE 20th MICHIGAN INFANTRY, CONSISTING OF SKETCHBOOKS, DIARIES, AND CORRESPONDENCE]

      Michigan, Virginia, and various places, 1864. Two diaries, two sketchbooks, six letters of various sizes, plus a leather pocketbook containing several loose family documents. Bound items in varying conditions, mostly disbound or with covers detached. Light damp and dust soiling, one sketchbook with a few potential bloodstains. Letters previously folded, two with small separations and areas of loss not affecting text. Some scattered foxing. Good. An excellent compendium of the Civil War experience of Sgt. David Holmes, who served in the 20th Michigan Infantry from July 1862 until he was killed in action at the battle of Cold Harbor on June 7, 1864. Holmes' regiment was usually heavily involved in battles with both the Army of the Potomac and the Army of the West, and during the period in which Holmes was active participated in Fredericksburg, Horse Bend, Vicksburg, Blue Springs, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. Holmes' diary and correspondence of this period provide excellent insight into the rigors of his daily military life, and his sketchbook renders a vivid portrait of his war experience. The material also furnishes an exploration of Holmes' life before the war with the inclusion of a 1858 diary in which he narrates his existence in Jackson, Michigan. There he worked as a printer, mostly producing the local newspaper, and carrying out smaller job work, and often wrote of it, as in his entry for July 13: "Crowded with job work, it is the first time we have had occasion to say it since last spring. There is plenty of job work though now and if we could get the money it would be all right...." There are a number of small sketches scattered throughout the diary, including a self-portrait in the costume of the local fire brigade of which he was apparently a proud member. The first two letters of the correspondence also date to before his enlistment, the first of which is from a friend advising him that he marry a local girl named Jennie Straight, and the second being from Holmes writing to another friend with various news and including another self-portrait of Holmes "in his new smoking cap." The third piece of correspondence recounts the travel of the infantry unit to meet with the Army of the Potomac, and is written in the style of short diary entries across the span of two weeks, though it is dated Oct. 1 from Antietam Creek. While the letter starts out with optimism, the reality soon becomes apparent when on Sept. 23 they reach the field where the battle of Antietam had occurred only a week prior: "Over the battle ground of Wednesday today. Dead horses, shells, houses riddled tell that the rebels has been here and been driven out in a hurry. Passed through Boonsboro & Sharpsburg - every church & public building is used as a hospital and scarcely a house in either town but has been pierced by a shell." The actual wartime diary kept by Holmes also begins its account at this time, and covers the period from Sept. 1862 to Oct. 1863. The majority of the diary consists of "regimental" and "company memoranda," as they are referred to by Holmes, in which he documents the movements of his unit, the tasks that they are assigned, names of officers and changes in leadership, and skirmishes or battles encountered. In the early section of the journal, when the regiment is with the Army of the Potomac, Holmes has the opportunity to be more discursive on events, such as his opinion of Fredericksburg: "Our part in the disastrous battle of Fredericksburg was very unimportant. The old adage of 20,000 men marched up the hill & then marched down again tells the whole story." Upon their transfer to the West, where they experienced heavier fighting, entries become more terse, such as his description of the battle of Blue Springs: "Marched out to Blue Springs. At 4 o.c. our Brigade advanced and drove the rebels about a mile and a half. Co. H lost 1 killed 2 wounded....," though a later entry does provide a list of those soldiers from Holmes' company that participated in the battle. Also contained in the diary are a few less detailed sketches, mostly of natural scenes, a list of casualties in H company from May 5, 1863, and an interesting inventory of the effects belonging to him and his squad mate H.T. Cliff. In the winter of 1863-1864, Holmes returned to Michigan for recruiting duty. While there, he wrote the fourth letter in this group of correspondence to his brother and sister announcing his intention to visit them while there, to which is appended a separate note marking it as Holmes' last family visit before he was killed. When he rejoined his unit in April 1864 at Annapolis, Maryland, the regiment was in training for Gen. Grant's Overland Campaign, and it is here where the sketchbook, which consists of fifteen well executed pencil drawings, picks up. Each drawing is hand numbered and depict a variety of scenes, including Holmes' home in Michigan, soldiers engaged in daily tasks such as marching, preparing and eating meals, and constructing breastworks, deserters and escaped slaves, landscapes near Spotsylvania and the field of dead after the battle there. His sketchbook captures images that present his specific experiences but remain representative of the experience of the Civil War for many soldiers. The final sketch, of his lieutenant smoking behind the breastworks, was made the day before Holmes was mortally wounded. The final letter written by Holmes, to his brother expressing his wishes for a safe return is also dated from the same day, June 6, 1864: "Once in a while it looks doubtful, most every day I see some of my comrades taken away, but then I think 'will not that Providence which has so kindly protected me this far bring me safely back to you.'" The final letter overall consists of a response dated a week later from his brother, unaware that Holmes has been killed: "Now Brother, I know you must be tired, but hopeful, hope is what keeps the heart up. I wish I could step in and relieve you a few days. I would gladly do it to give you rest." Also included in this collection are a small leather pocketbook, which contains several family documents, and another, undated sketchbook consisting mostly of portraits and profiles. Overall, a diverse and outstanding collection of material that illuminates the entire Civil War experience of a single Union combatant.

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        Cologne vue prise de Deutz.

      - Colorierte und eiweißgehöhte Lithographie n. Eugène Ciceri aus Les Bords du Rhin b. Lemercier, Paris, 1864, 27 x 39 cm Gesamtansicht vom Deutzer Ufer aus auf den unvollendeten Dom; im Vordergrund Schiffsbrücke mit reicher Personenstaffage. Mosler, 133 ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        The Hawaiian Islands; their Progress and condition under Missionary Labours

      Gould & Lincoln,, Boston 1864 - pp.xxii,450, Illustrations, Folding map, Original cloth, neatly re-backed in matching colour calf. A handsome and complete copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dead Love [Thomas J. Wise Forgery]

      London: John W. Parker and Son, [1864]. Undetermined. very good. 1st Edition. [1-5], 6-15pp. 12mo. Original printed self-wrappers. String bound and unopened. Paper at foot of spine has split (approximately 2"). Some sun fading and a few minor stains to edges of wrappers and first few pages, else a clean copy. very good An excellent, completely unsophisticated example of one of the infamous Thomas J. Wise (October 1859 - May 1937) forgeries. Wise was an accomplished book collector and bibliographer who completed bibliographies of several important 19th century authors. However, Wise was not content only to compile the extant, legitimate works of these authors and executed forgeries of "early" and "lost" pamphlets of Dickens, Browning, Swinburne, Eliot, Dante, and others. Wise, in association with fellow collector, dealer and bibliographer Harry Buxton Forman, "legitimized" these works in their bibliographies and sold them to collectors. The racket was exposed by John Carter and Graham Pollard in their 1934 book "An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets," which details the pamphlet offered here on pages 269-271. Ironically, a "forgery" of the forgery was issued; this copy is the "legitimate" forgery with the "L" of London above the final "R" of "Parker". An excellent example from on of the most notable and well-documented cases of biblioforgery on record. This copy sold by Sotheby's on 14 Feb 1972 with their original catalogue description and receipt from the sale. 1864

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        Die Preussische Expedition nach Ostasien, Wahrend der Jahre 1860-1862.

      Verlag von Otto Spamer, Berlin & Leipzig, 1864 - Reise-Skizzen aus Japan, China, Siam und der Indischen Inselwelt. Large 8vo. x, 428pp. 8 engraved plates. Numerous text-illus. Rebound in cloth, original decorated cloth pasted on, internally slightly spotted. [Attributes: Hard 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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        L'ART DE LA RELIURE EN FRANCE AUX DERNIERS SIÈCLE

      Paris: Chez J. Gay, 1864. No. 291 OF 300 COPIES on vergé paper (and eight on Chine paper). This binding, extravagantly tooled in the style of the great 17th century master Le Gascon, is a fitting adornment for a work on the history of bookbinding in France. Given the content of the book and the virtuosity displayed in the binding, it seems likely that this was created for an exhibition. The work of the binder Cuzin, who died in 1890, was so well known and so highly esteemed that he was responsible for establishing what was called the "Cuzin style." Devauchelle says that this style was copied by Cuzin's colleagues, but was never equalled; the Cuzin tradition was sustained in its finest form by his celebrated successor Emile Mercier (who signed bindings from this period "Mercier s[uccesseu]r. de Cuzin"). Here, Cuzin has drawn inspiration from the mysterious binder known only as "Le Gascon," who was active in Paris in the first half of the 17th century, when he was revered as perhaps the greatest gilder of his day. He was particularly known for incredibly complex and lace-like designs employing delicately curling lines and fleuron tools like those seen here. This artisan bound books for the bibliophile brothers Pierre and Jacques Dupuy, and also for Gaston d'Orleans, a connection that may have given him his sobriquet. De Ricci notes that speculation as to the identity of Le Gascon has occupied bibliopegic scholars for many years. Gruel believed he was Florimond Badier, a native of Gascony whose bindings employed tools also used by Le Gascon, but Devauchelle theorized that he was in fact Badier's teacher, father-in-law, and fellow Gascon Jean Gillede. After an exhaustive study of Le Gascon's tools, Raphael Esmerian in 1972 suggested that he was actually Gilles Dubois, the king's binder, but we may never know definitively. At the same time that he was known for his elegant style, Cuzin was not afraid to be unconventional; lot #123 in the Courtland Bishop sale is a Cuzin binding described as being in "contemporary ivory colored human skin." (The sale catalogue description also contains the macabre understatement, droll in its clinical dispassion: "Books bound in human skin are very rare."). 185 x 111 mm. (7 3/8 x 4 1/4"). 2 p.l., 295 pp. No. 291 OF 300 COPIES on vergé paper (and eight on Chine paper). BEAUTIFUL INTRICATELY GILT, INLAID, AND ONLAID TERRA COTTA CRUSHED MOROCCO BY CUZIN (stamp-signed on front turn-in) covers bordered by multiple decorative gilt rules, onlaid dark green morocco quatrefoil at center with very elaborately layered gilt-tooled ornamentation in the style of "Le Gascon" emanating from each point in the form of triangles and semi-circles, inlaid green morocco cornerpieces also intricately tooled in gilt; raised bands, spine compartments with much gilt scrolling and onlaid green morocco oval at center, two green morocco labels, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In a new cloth clamshell box. n Front flyleaf with morocco bookplate of René Descamps Scrive. Spine slightly and evenly darkened, short dark mark on front board, but bright, clean, and fresh internally, AND THE GLORIOUS BINDING IN ESPECIALLY FINE CONDITION. This binding, extravagantly tooled in the style of the great 17th century master Le Gascon, is a fitting adornment for a work on the history of bookbinding in France. Given the content of the book and the virtuosity displayed in the binding, it seems likely that this was created for an exhibition. The work of the binder Cuzin, who died in 1890, was so well known and so highly esteemed that he was responsible for establishing what was called the "Cuzin style." Devauchelle says that this style was copied by Cuzin's colleagues, but was never equalled; the Cuzin tradition was sustained in its finest form by his celebrated successor Emile Mercier (who signed bindings from this period "Mercier s[uccesseu]r. de Cuzin"). Here, Cuzin has drawn inspiration from the mysterious binder known only as "Le Gascon," who was active in Paris in the first half of the 17th century, when he was revered as perhaps the greatest gilder of his day. He was particularly known for incredibly complex and lace-like designs employing delicately curling lines and fleuron tools like those seen here. This artisan bound books for the bibliophile brothers Pierre and Jacques Dupuy, and also for Gaston d'Orleans, a connection that may have given him his sobriquet. De Ricci notes that speculation as to the identity of Le Gascon has occupied bibliopegic scholars for many years. Gruel believed he was Florimond Badier, a native of Gascony whose bindings employed tools also used by Le Gascon, but Devauchelle theorized that he was in fact Badier's teacher, father-in-law, and fellow Gascon Jean Gillede. After an exhaustive study of Le Gascon's tools, Raphael Esmerian in 1972 suggested that he was actually Gilles Dubois, the king's binder, but we may never know definitively. At the same time that he was known for his elegant style, Cuzin was not afraid to be unconventional; lot #123 in the Courtland Bishop sale is a Cuzin binding described as being in "contemporary ivory colored human skin." (The sale catalogue description also contains the macabre understatement, droll in its clinical dispassion: "Books bound in human skin are very rare.").

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        Can You Forgive Her?

      1864. First Edition . TROLLOPE, Anthony. Can You Forgive Her? London: Chapman and Hall, 1864-65. Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter russet calf, black morocco spine labels, raised bands. $1600.First edition in book form of the first novel in TrollopeÂ’s fascinating Palliser series, works he considered “the best productions of his literary life,” illustrated with 40 engraved plates, many by H.K. Browne (“Phiz”).Anthony TrollopeÂ’s Can You Forgive Her?--the first of the six Palliser novels—brilliantly meshes parliamentary and marital politics, and is the first of his novels to reveal characters “through the eyes of others, and most successfully? Trollope considered the string of Pallisers, their relations and their friends, as the best productions of his literary life” (Hennessey, 252-9). “They have served me,” he once said of the Pallisers, “as safety valves to deliver my soul.” Serialized monthly from January 1864-August 1865. Volume I with 20 engraved plates by Hablot Knight Browne (”Phiz); Volume II with 20 engraved plates by Miss Taylor. Volume I with two plates out of order as in Sadleir (pp. 9 & 23); Volume II with “Great Jove” bound at page 9 as indicated in List of Illustrations (not frontispiece as in Sadleir). Without half titles. Sadleir 19. Volume I with a trace of bookplate removal to front pastedown.Interiors generally fresh with light scattered foxing, slight edge-wear, rubbing to contemporary calf. A handsome copy in near-fine condition.

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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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        A New York Soldier’s Affidavit Allowing a Proxy to Vote in the 1864 Election

      Petersburg, VA 1864 - Partially Printed Document Signed by Thomas Halligan with his X mark, countersigned by John Brown, and Seneca Warren. Petersburg, Va., October 21, 1864. 1 p., 8 x 12 1/2 in. With printed envelop restating affidavit's claim on the outside, and additional affidavit of "Unregistered Soldier's Voucher." In this Soldier's Power of Attorney, Thomas Halligan, a soldier in the 104th Regiment, New York Volunteers, authorized John Tracy to vote on his behalf in Lansingburgh, N.Y., in the 1864 election. Lincoln was running for reelection against his former general, George McClellan, who was widely considered the favorite among his former troops. Instead, Union soldiers such as Halligan voted for their commander in chief in great numbers, reelecting Lincoln using proxy voters like Tracy. In addition to granting Tracy his right to vote, Halligan must have been unregistered, as he had to also swear that he was a resident of Lansingburgh, in Rensselaer County, N.Y.

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

      First Edition. Bound in half olive shagreen, lightened spine four nerves decorated double cold boxes decorated with golden jewels in their centers, date tail, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, blankets (with marginal discoloration) and spine preserved. Copy almost free roussseur. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Durand & Treuttel & Wurtz & Derivaux Paris & Strasbourg 1864 14,5x23,5cm relié

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        Mademoiselle Cléopatre - Histoire parisienne

      - Michel Lévy , Paris 1864, 16x24cm, relié. - Edition originale, un des exemplaires imprimés sur vergé de Hollande. Reliure janséniste en plein maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs, dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats, contreplats et gardes doublés de papier peigné, double filet doré sur les coupes, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, tête dorée sur tépoins, reliure signée Andrieux, relieur de la Maison d'Orléans, qui fut actif de 1837 à 1870 environ. Portrait gravé de Cléopatre en frontispice. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires imprimés sur vergé de Hollande. Reliure janséniste en plein maroquin rouge, dos à cinq nerfs, dentelle dorée en encadrement des contreplats, contreplats et gardes doublés de papier peigné, double filet doré sur les coupes, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure signée Andrieux, relieur de la Maison d'Orléans, qui fut actif de 1837 à 1870 environ. Portrait gravé de Cléopatre en frontispice. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi.

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        THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688

      London: Longman, Green, Longman etc.. Five volume set, uniformly bound in full tan calf. 1864. new edition. hb leather. 8vo Morocco spine labels, marbled foredges and eps, dentilled edges to boards, early bookplate to fep of each volume. . David Hume (1711-1776) turned to history almost by chance, and after the greater part of his philosophical work had been done. After being appointed Keeper of the Advocates Library in Edinburgh, he had access to original and secondary historical sources. He published the first volume of this History (vol. V in this set) in 1754, which was roundly criticised by various commentators, each of whom appeared to be grinding their own axe. The second volume, published two years later, was better received. Subsequent volumes followed until 1762. This is "A New Edition. with the Author's Last Corrections and Improvements. To Which is Prefixed, a Short Account of His Life, Written by Himself." Following Hume's essay on himself (composed shortly before his death, of which he speaks in anticipation), there is a letter about Hume from Adam Smith. Vol. V contains an extensive Index. Hume's HISTORY was continued by Tobias Smollett, down to the death of George II. We have this three volume set, uniformly bound with Hume's, and will offer all eight volumes at a reduced price - please inquire. Each of the five volumes of this set shows some rubbing to extremities, and soiling and scuffing to boards (esp. to vol. V). The inner hinges of vol. I are a trifle tender, else all hinges and joints tight. The contents of all volumes are very clean, with little age-toning or foxing, save for off-setting to the title page of vol. I from the frontispiece. Overall, this is a sturdy, sound set, with some evidence of wear but still quite attractive and in good condition. .

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        Framed chromolithographic portraits of George and Martha Washington

      1864. (WASHINGTON, George and Martha) MIDDLETON, E.C. Framed chromolithographic portraits. Cincinnati: E.C. Middleton, 1864. Together, two framed pieces. Paper on canvas, oval image measures 13-1/2 by 16-1/2 inches; handsomely framed, each piece measures 19 by 22 inches. $6500.Mid-19th-century chromolithographic portraits of George and Martha Washington, laid on canvas, each in a contemporary gilt frame.Cincinnati engraver Elijah C. Middleton used a unique method of lithography—printing on canvas-backed paper in oil-based inks—to produce color images of unusually high quality that were still affordable. Starting around 1861, his portraits—often of figures such as George and Martha Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Daniel Webster or General Grant—were prized not just locally, but even drew the attention of East Coast markets and competitors. A few minor cracks to frames, a few spots of discoloration to Martha Washington portrait, not touching her face. Near-fine condition.

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        The Presbyterian Church, St. Andrew's Square

      London: M & N Hanhart, 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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        Délices royales ou Le Jeu des échecs, son histoire, ses règles et sa valeur morale par Aben-Ezra et Aben Yé'hia, rabbins du XIIe siècle

      First edition in French, with bilingual French and Hebrew text. In original plain covers, one small lack to foot. A few very tiny wormholes. A very rare and very good, unsophisticated copy. Chez B. Créhange Paris 1864 11,5x19cm broché

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        Description Géographique et Statistique de la Confédération Argentine

      Paris: Librairie de Firmin Didot Fréres, 1864. First edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Contemporary quarter brown morocco, gilt spine and cloth. Fine. First edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Text Volumes without Atlas. Palau, 154036; Sabin 44923

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        Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864. First edition. 8vo. xii, 496 pp., bound without the publisher's catalogue sometimes found to the rear. Publisher's green cloth, gilt lettered to the spine, later pencilled ownership inscription to the front pastedown. Frontispiece showing Babbage's Difference Engine no. 1. Neatly rebacked preserving all but the top of the original spine, occasional light foxing, very good. Babbage in his preface wrote: "This volume does not aspire to the name of an autobiography". Showing obvious pride in his pioneering work he wished to put on record the "remarkable circumstances" surrounding the creation of his Difference Engines, though the author worried whether this would be too dry to appeal to a wide audience and thus he wrote this "rambling, colourful, anecdotal" account of his life and times (ODNB). As with much of Babbage's posthumous fame, the book's primary interest rests on the description of his calculating engines, here described in chapters V-VII (Difference Engines Nos. 1 & 2) and chapter VIII ("Of the Analytical Engine").

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        L'ART DE LA RELIURE EN FRANCE AUX DERNIERS SIÈCLE

      Paris: Chez J. Gay, 1864. No. 291 OF 300 COPIES on vergé paper (and eight on Chine paper). This binding, extravagantly tooled in the style of the great 17th century master Le Gascon, is a fitting adornment for a work on the history of bookbinding in France. Given the content of the book and the virtuosity displayed in the binding, it seems likely that this was created for an exhibition. The work of the binder Cuzin, who died in 1890, was so well known and so highly esteemed that he was responsible for establishing what was called the "Cuzin style." Devauchelle says that this style was copied by Cuzin's colleagues, but was never equalled; the Cuzin tradition was sustained in its finest form by his celebrated successor Emile Mercier (who signed bindings from this period "Mercier s[uccesseu]r. de Cuzin"). Here, Cuzin has drawn inspiration from the mysterious binder known only as "Le Gascon," who was active in Paris in the first half of the 17th century, when he was revered as perhaps the greatest gilder of his day. He was particularly known for incredibly complex and lace-like designs employing delicately curling lines and fleuron tools like those seen here. This artisan bound books for the bibliophile brothers Pierre and Jacques Dupuy, and also for Gaston d'Orleans, a connection that may have given him his sobriquet. De Ricci notes that speculation as to the identity of Le Gascon has occupied bibliopegic scholars for many years. Gruel believed he was Florimond Badier, a native of Gascony whose bindings employed tools also used by Le Gascon, but Devauchelle theorized that he was in fact Badier's teacher, father-in-law, and fellow Gascon Jean Gillede. After an exhaustive study of Le Gascon's tools, Raphael Esmerian in 1972 suggested that he was actually Gilles Dubois, the king's binder, but we may never know definitively. At the same time that he was known for his elegant style, Cuzin was not afraid to be unconventional; lot #123 in the Courtland Bishop sale is a Cuzin binding described as being in "contemporary ivory colored human skin." (The sale catalogue description also contains the macabre understatement, droll in its clinical dispassion: "Books bound in human skin are very rare."). 185 x 111 mm. (7 3/8 x 4 1/4"). 2 p.l., 295 pp. No. 291 OF 300 COPIES on vergé paper (and eight on Chine paper). BEAUTIFUL INTRICATELY GILT, INLAID, AND ONLAID TERRA COTTA CRUSHED MOROCCO BY CUZIN (stamp-signed on front turn-in) covers bordered by multiple decorative gilt rules, onlaid dark green morocco quatrefoil at center with very elaborately layered gilt-tooled ornamentation in the style of "Le Gascon" emanating from each point in the form of triangles and semi-circles, inlaid green morocco cornerpieces also intricately tooled in gilt; raised bands, spine compartments with much gilt scrolling and onlaid green morocco oval at center, two green morocco labels, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. In a new cloth clamshell box. n Front flyleaf with morocco bookplate of René Descamps Scrive.Spine slightly and evenly darkened, short dark mark on front board, but bright, clean, and fresh internally, AND THE GLORIOUS BINDING IN ESPECIALLY FINE CONDITION.This binding, extravagantly tooled in the style of the great 17th century master Le Gascon, is a fitting adornment for a work on the history of bookbinding in France. Given the content of the book and the virtuosity displayed in the binding, it seems likely that this was created for an exhibition. The work of the binder Cuzin, who died in 1890, was so well known and so highly esteemed that he was responsible for establishing what was called the "Cuzin style." Devauchelle says that this style was copied by Cuzin's colleagues, but was never equalled; the Cuzin tradition was sustained in its finest form by his celebrated successor Emile Mercier (who signed bindings from this period "Mercier s[uccesseu]r. de Cuzin"). Here, Cuzin has drawn inspiration from the mysterious binder known only as "Le Gascon," who was active in Paris in the first half of the 17th century, when he was revered as perhaps the greatest gilder of his day. He was particularly known for incredibly complex and lace-like designs employing delicately curling lines and fleuron tools like those seen here. This artisan bound books for the bibliophile brothers Pierre and Jacques Dupuy, and also for Gaston d'Orleans, a connection that may have given him his sobriquet. De Ricci notes that speculation as to the identity of Le Gascon has occupied bibliopegic scholars for many years. Gruel believed he was Florimond Badier, a native of Gascony whose bindings employed tools also used by Le Gascon, but Devauchelle theorized that he was in fact Badier's teacher, father-in-law, and fellow Gascon Jean Gillede. After an exhaustive study of Le Gascon's tools, Raphael Esmerian in 1972 suggested that he was actually Gilles Dubois, the king's binder, but we may never know definitively. At the same time that he was known for his elegant style, Cuzin was not afraid to be unconventional; lot #123 in the Courtland Bishop sale is a Cuzin binding described as being in "contemporary ivory colored human skin." (The sale catalogue description also contains the macabre understatement, droll in its clinical dispassion: "Books bound in human skin are very rare.").

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        GARIBALDI, Giuseppe: Lettera autografo firmata con data: 17 Ottobre 1864

      1864. GARIBALDI, Giuseppe: Lettera autografa firmata di una pagina (13,5 x 21 cm.) spedita da Caprera il 17 ottobre 1864. Garibaldi scrive alla signora West, nel Newlands, Lymington, England per ringraziarla delle premure che lei , come tante altre compatriote, avevano dimostrato per l' Eroe dopo la ferita in Aspromonte; fatto che sconvolse notevolmente l' opinione pubblica. (...) Io vi devo una parola di gratitudine per le tante gentilezze vostre usatemi ad Ischia - mentre infermo. Ora sto bene - ed ho voluto compiere questo caro dovere (...). Ben conservata. Neg. nostr.

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        Works

      1864. IRVING, Washington. The Works of Washington Irving. New York: G.P. PutnamÂ’s Sons, (1864-1868); also, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1873-1874. Thirteen volumes. Octavo, early three-quarter brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, black and red morocco spine labels, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. $2200.The Knickerbocker Edition of IrvingÂ’s works, handsomely bound, with an engraved frontispiece in each volume and vignette title pages in most volumes, in addition to full-page illustrations throughout.Contains all of IrvingÂ’s classic histories, biographies, tales and accounts of travel, including KnickerbockerÂ’s History of New York, Life of Washington, Life of Columbus, Sketch Book, and Astoria. A fine set.

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        Danske Uniformer.

      Wöldikes Forlags Expedition, Denmark 1864 - 13 by 11 cm. Fifteen panels, including title page, each with hand-colored illustrations. The title page features a trophy assortment of military wares. All the other plates are of two or three men, and occasionally a horse, in military regalia, showcasing all the wings of the Danish military. Scarce, with only three copies located on OCLC First Search (Brown, BNF). Wear to the cloth binding. Age toning to the paper. Light pencilled in "captions", by a previous owner, stating what the uniforms represent. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Presbyterian Church, St. Andrew's Square

      London: M & N Hanhart, 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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        IMPERIAL COURTS of France, England, Russia, Prussia, Sardinia, and Austria. Richly Illustrated with Portraits of Imperial Sovereigns and Their Cabinet Ministers; with Biographical Sketches, and an Introduction by William Cullen Bryant.

      W.H. Bidwell, New York, NY 1864 - xiv, 411 pages of text. Three quarter maroon leather binding (hardcover) with minor to moderate rubbing to corners of boards; six spine compartments with tall raised bands with minor rubbing; marbled paper covered boards. Contains 42 black & white engravings of excellent quality on thick paper; several plates with minor foxing. Illuminated (color) title page. Edited by W. H. Bidwell. Size: Royal octavo (tall 8vo) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Official Correspondence between the Agents of Exchange

      , 1864. 1864. First Edition . OULD, Robert. Official Correspondence between the Agents of Exchange, together with Mr. Ould's Report. Richmond: Sentinel Job Office, 1864. Octavo, original printed paper wrappers respined, blank rear wrapper renewed; pp. [63]-149. $1850.First edition of this compilation of correspondence between Robert Ould and Federal agents regarding prisoner exchanges, printed in Richmond during the war.Robert Ould was the Confederate agent for prisoner exchanges. ""Ould's relations with Colonel William H. Ludlow, the Federal agent of exchange, were always pleasant. Though they frequently clashed, it was as lawyers seeking to gain advantages for their clients, and without personal animosity. With General S.A. Meredith, who succeeded Colonel Ludlow, Colonel Ould was at odds; he preferred to deal with Major Mulford, the assistant agent. He refused to treat with General Butler at first, but finally opened negotiations with him. Colonel Ould had one advantage over the Federal agents in that he was seldom hampered by interference by other officials of the War Department. He remained in charge of all questions relating to exchange to the end of the war"" (Miller, Photographic History of the Civil War, Volume 7). This report prints the correspondence between Ould and Federal agents

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        Album Palliere. Escenas Americanas. Reduccion de cuadros, aquarelles y bosquejos. Buenos Aires, Fusoni brothers, [1864?]. Oblong Royal folio (32.5 x 52 cm). With lithographed title-page and 52 tinted lithographed plates (image size mostly about 19 x 32 cm), lithographed by J. Pelvilain after designs by Juan Léon Palliere. Contemporary, gold-tooled green morocco.

      Borba de Moraes, p. 648 ("very rare"); KVK & Worldcat (1 copy described without location, lacking 1 plate); Palau 211114 (lacking 1 plate); not in Sabin. Very rare and beautiful album containing 52 tinted lithographs of South American scenes with interior and exterior views showing people (of European, indigenous American and African ancestry), buildings, animals and landscapes in Argentina (44), Brazil (4), Chile (2), Bolivia (1) and Uruguay (1). Many show street, shop and household scenes, many others show rural, ranching or itinerant life in the plains, forests or mountains, several show Argentinian gauchos. Each has a lithographed caption in Spanish. With very minor foxing in a couple prints but otherwise fine. Head and foot of spine damaged, but binding otherwise very good. An impressive and very rare album capturing 19th-century daily life in Argentina, Brazil and elsewhere in South America.

      [Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830)]
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