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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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        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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        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.

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        The Nile Basin

      1st ed, 1864, 3 maps, with the 4 pages of adverts. In the original burgundy embossed cloth, corners & edges lightly bumped & worn. Spine, gilt titles, edges repaired, worn a little along the joints. Internally, [2], [3], (iv) only, [1], 6-65, [1], 2 maps, [1], 68-195, [1], 1 map, [4] adverts, original endpapers, pencil name to verso fep, lacks half title, a few light marks, edges uncut, printed by Bradbury and Evans, Whitefriars, London. "The melancholy event of September 15th, 1864, which cast a gloom over our meetings at the pleasant "Bath Association," precludes the possibility of my entering into any questions of a private or a personal nature. It would, of course, have been far more congenial to my feelings to have met Captain Speke upon the platform, and to have argued out the affair before the scientific body then assembled. I went down fairly to seek this contest on September 13th. The day for the discussion was appointed for September 16th. Some hundreds of persons were assembled in the rooms of Section E, and when I appeared there it was only to hear that my quondam friend and Nile rival had on the previous afternoon lost his life by the merest accident. I had seen him at 13.0 P.M.; at 4 P.M. he was a corpse."

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        Contes à Ninon.

      P., Librairie internationale - J. Hetzel & A. Lacroix, [1864]. - In-12 broché, [2] ff. (faux-titre, titre), 320 pp. Edition originale (il n'y a pas eu de grands papiers). Petits manques de papier aux coins de la couv., coins des pages un peu arrondis, rares brunissures sporadiques, exemplaire non rogné en bonne condition. Edition originale du premier ouvrage publié par Emile Zola. Réf. bibliographiques : Vicaire VII, 1195. Sommaire : Renferme : À Ninon ; Simplice ; Le Carnet de danse ; Celle qui m'aime ; La Fée amoureuse ; Le Sang ; Les Voleurs et l'âne ; Soeur-des-pauvres ; Aventures du grand Sidoine et du petit Mérédic. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Platforms (1864 Election Broadside)

      [1864]., No Place: 1864 - Printed broadside, text in two columns, 9x11 1/2.A little browned, a few marginal nicks and short tears, tape repairs on verso; else very good. The platforms of the National Union Ticket, supporting Lincoln for President, and Andrew Johnson for Vice President, is juxtaposed with that of the Democartic Party, supporting George B. McClellan for President. According to the commentary, the Union Platform wants to defeat the South through force of arms, and end slavery. It seems that the Democartic Party is silent on the subject of slavery, and is more interested in obtaining peace now.

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        Can You Forgive Her?

      , 1864. 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 Trollope

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        Bulletin de la Société des Sciences Historiques et Naturelles de Semur (Côte-d’or). Années 1864 à 1873.

      Semur, Verdot, 1864-1873. - Dix années en 9 vol. in-8, rel. de l'époque demi-basane fauve, dos lisse orné de filets à froid et de roulettes dorées, pièces de titre et de tomaison en basane fauve, verte puis bleue-nuit, papier marbré assorti sur les plats ; chaque volume contient 1 à 3 planches lithographiées en noir ou en couleurs, la plupart dépliantes, qq. tableaux in et h.-t. Quelques coiffes restaurées, épidermures sur 4 pièces de tomaisons, bon état d'ensemble, les intérieurs sont frais. Rare réunion d'Etudes géologiques et archéologiques du pays de l'Auxois. Notre exemplaire regroupe les Bulletins des 10 premières années. Sommaire : 1864 - Ethnographie de l'aixois par M. J. J. Locquin. De la Brèche osseuse de la montagne de Genay par M. Collenot. Fouilles exécutées à Courcelles-lès-Semur en 1864 par MM. Bruzard et Guérin, . 1865 - La fontaine salée de Pouillenay, par M. Collenot. Fouilles de Courcelles-lès-Semur. Des Vestiges de la domination romaine dans le pays d'Auxois, par M. J.-J. Locquin. Notice sur la Pierre Sainte-Christine ou la Grand'Borne de Genay, près Semur, par M. Armand Bruzard. Notice sur les Courses de Semur, par M. Carre. Composition chimique de seize calcaires des environs de Précy-sous-Thil, par M. A. Évrard, etc. 1866 - Chapes de boucliers gaulois trouvés dans les retranchements d'Alise, par M. Rossignol. Notice sur la source de Massigny-les-Vitteaux, Par Armand Bruzard. Le Strabon de Didot et deux questions de géographie comparées : Les Vadicasses dans l'Auxois, une voie romaine en Séquanie, par M. Donet, . 1867 - De l'Age du Bronze dans l'arrondissement de Semur, par M. Albert Bruzard. Plantes nouvelles pour la flore du département de la Côte-d'Or, par M. Ch. Royer. Description géologique de l'Anxois, par M. J.-J. Collenot, etc. 1868 - Plantes nouvelles pour la flore du département de la Côte-d'Or, seconde liste, par M. Ch. Royer. Notice sur l'opinion de l'épuisement dans la production de l'appareil floral , par M. F. Leclerc. Fouilles des tumulus de Genay , par M. Albert Bruzard. Note sur les ossements humains trouvés dans les Tumulus de Genay , par le docteur Hamy, etc. 1871 - Notes historiques sur le Château de Bourbilly, par Charles de Franqueville. Notes pour servir à l'Etude de la Haute Antiquité en Bourgogne, par Ed. Flouest, etc. 1872 - Notice historique sur les Ecoles de Semur en Auxois. Généalogie de la famille Le Prestre de Vauban, Par M. Desvoyes. Monnaies gauloise du musée de Semur, par M. de Saulcy, etc. 1873 - La source de l'Armançon, par M. Armand Bruzard. Essai sur les principes des mouvements de l'atmosphère, par M. Belime. La Roche fendue de Santenay (Côte-d'Or). Notice sur une petite grotte fouillée dans cette commune en 1870, par M. Hamy. De la composition chimique des calcaires du lias moyen inférieur, par M. Treuffet, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        What led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

      First Edition,1864. Published by William Blackwood and Sons (Edinburgh and London).Original brown cloth cover with gilt lettering; 32 pages ads at end; 1 double-page and 1 folding map, some loose pages in first section. A scarce work detailing the discovery of Lakes Tanganyika and Victoria.JWSC LLC is listing this property on behalf of a private collector's estate. Documentation on file indicates this book was purchased by the estate in the 1970s from E.M. Lawson & Co. Additional photos available.

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        Traité des Maladies du Coeur et de L'Aorte. Ouvrage traduit, avec L'Autorisation de l'auteur par le Dr. Sénac.

      Première édition française. Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1864. 8°. XIX, 716 pages. Demi-chagrin noir (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire, très frais. [Garrison & Morton, 2760 / Bedford Library of Cardiology, 281 / Willius & Dry - A history of the heart and the circulation - pages 134-135 / L. J. Acierno (The history of cardiology), page 102 and page 112] Première édition de la traduction française de "The Diseases of the Heart and the Aorta". On y trouve la description classique de la « respiration de Cheyne-Stokes » et la première description de la tachycardie paroxystique. Il existe également des données importantes sur la péricardite, sur les valvulopathies et sur les complications cardiaques du typhus. William Stokes (1804-1878) était un médecin irlandais qui enseigna à Dublin.

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        The Hindu Pantheon

      1864. MOOR, Edward. The Hindu Pantheon. A new edition, with additional plates, condensed and annotated by the Rev. W.O. Simpson. xiii, [3], 401, [1] pp. Illustrated with 61 plates, of which 4 are in colour. 8vo., 240 x 150 mm, bound in publisher's brown cloth. Madras: J. Higginbotham, 1864. |~||~||~||~| Second Edition. First published in London in 1810, this second edition, printed in India, was condensed and annotated by W.O. Simpson. When published, The Hindu Pantheon was the first book attempting to introduce Hinduism to the English people. It was illustrated with examples from Moor's own collection, now in the British Museum. Moor had been a soldier in the service of the East India Company. This edition, with its charming illustrations, is a lovely example of Indian book-making under the Raj. Bookplate of Geoffrey Hodgson on front fly-leaf. Rebacked with original spine laid down, otherwise fine.

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        An act to amend an act entitled "An act to increase the efficiency of the army by employing free negroes and slaves in certain capacities", approved February 17th, 1864 [together with] A bill to be entitled An act to increase the Efficiency of the Army by the employment of Free Negroes and Slaves in certain capacities..."

      Richmond, 1864. First Edition. Near fine. Two publications, each one leaf (c. 5 x 9 inches) printed on both sides, with the stamp of the Rebel Archives on the recto of each. Near fine, with a touch of edgewear. Both imprints seek to amend a law passed by the Confederate Congress on February 17, 1864, which provided for the impressment of 20,000 slaves for non-combat service in the Confederate Army. Both amendments propose raising the number of slaves-to 100,000 under the House bill or 40,000 under the Senate Bill. The House bill states that "slaves shall receive rations and clothing, and their owners be entitled to compensation at the rate of six dollars a month for each slave so employed," while the Senate bill requires that impressed slaves be taken "from those persons who have fifteen or more able-bodied field hands" and raises "the compensation given to the free negroes and other free persons of color…to eighteen dollars per month." Jefferson Davis was sufficiently pleased with the service of slaves in the Army that in his 1864 annual message he, too, recommended an increase in their numbers, as well as a promise of emancipation at the end of their service.

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        Leçons sur la dissociation, professées devant la Société chimique le 18 Mars et le 1er Avril 1864.

      Paris, Lahure, 1864. ____ Première édition, très rare. "Ce texte de Sainte-Claire Deville constitue l'un des actes les plus importants qui aient marqué la naissance de la chimie-physique." (Daumas, Hist. de la science, p. 966.) Il y condamnait toutes les "forces" et recommandait d'étudier et de mesurer les effets qui sont "seuls à notre portée." Il est le premier à utiliser le terme de "dissociation". *****. In-8. Collation : (4), 126, (1) pp. Demi-chagrin brun, dos à nerfs, couverture imprimée conservée. (Reliure moderne.).

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        The Maine Woods.

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston. 1864 - First edition. Octavo. pp [viii], 328. 22-page catalogue dated April 1864 at rear, followed by the advert for the thirteenth volume of the Atlantic Monthly. List with prices for Thoreau's books opposite title-page. Publishers' purple cloth with blind diagonal pattern and other decorations, gilt titles to spine, brown coated endpapers.Ownership signature at head of title-page. Gilt titles dull. Head of spine a bit scuffed. Covers faded at spine and edges. Very good, tight copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter Signed, Camp 47th U. S. Infantry (Colored) Vicksburg, Mississippi, March 18, 1864 to "Dear Aus."

      Quarto, 8 pages, neatly inscribed in ink, each page with some fold breaks along horizontal centerfold, but there is no loss, otherwise in very good clean and legible condition. Francis M. Pickett, an officer with the 47th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment, describes the Regiment's participation in the Yazoo River Expedition of 1864. The 47th U. S. Colored Regiment Infantry was officially organized on March 11, 1864 from the 8th Louisiana Regiment Infantry (African Descent), which had in turn been organized in May 1863. This unit was composed primarily of freed or escaped slaves from Louisiana plantations, and was commanded, as was typical of the U. S. Colored Troops, by white officers. Francis M. Pickett had initially joined the 1st Kansas Regiment Infantry; by the date of this letter, he was a captain in the 47th U. S. Colored Regiment Infantry, and, as his letter makes clear, he had been with these troops for some time. In February and March of 1864, the regiment, which had been on garrison duty in Vicksburg, participated in an expedition up the Yazoo River which resulted in the capture of Yazoo City, Mississippi. Writing an old friend, Pickett here gives an account of the campaign: "Dear Aus, It had been so long since I had received a letter from you that when yours of the 10th inst. was received to-day... I had almost concluded you had left the "Army of the Potomac" with Hooker, last fall, and got lost somewhere in the hills of northern Georgia and "couldn't find yourself." ... I am entirely of your opinion as regards the time to which the war will continue, and should not be surprised if it were not more than half over. Gen. Sherman, who has lately had a good opportunity to judge of the strength and resources of the rebels predicates a ten years war, but I can't believe that. The "Copperheads" are going to make a desperate effort, this fall, to get up an effectual "fire-in-the-rear," and from what I saw while I was in Illinois I believe they can greatly embarrass the Government, much as the fact is ignored. As you say we are in the midst of warm weather, down here, and are only out of the "midst or warm work." When Sherman started east an expedition composed of the 11th Ill. Vols., our own Regiment and a small force of the 1st Miss Cavalry (colored) was started up the Yazoo River. The fleet was composed of five transports accompanied by five "tin" clad gunboats, and the principle object seemed to be to steal cotton. I was on a "Court Martial" in town and did not accompany the Regt. Going up the river they encountered Ross's rebel Brigade at Sartartia, or Liverpool Heights, and had quite a spirited little skirmish, our Regt losing four killed and seven wounded and the loss of the 11th being somewhat greater. After that they proceeded up the river without molestation, passed Yazoo City and went as far up as Ft. Pemberton, the junction of the Yallabusa and Yazoo rivers and within about forty miles of Grenada, the rebels burning the only steamboat they had on the river for fear it would fall into our hands. In the course of time Col. Coates, of the 11th was ordered to return to and garrison Yazoo City and I was ordered to join the Regt with the few men left in camp and the Camp and garrison Equipage. On the 28th of February I arrived at Yazoo City and found the troops composing the expedition in possession of the works around the city having had a little skirmish for their possession the evening before. Then commenced the heaviest duty I have ever done since entering the service. It was raining and cold and the mud little less than a foot deep, and every night, until the 5th of March, we were up in line three or four times and at four o'clock would go into the works and lay until after daylight. On the morning of the 5th our suspense was ended by the rebs, Ross's and Richardson's Brigades, making an attack on our centre, the position occupied by the 11th. After about two hours fighting they succeeded in driving nine companies of the 11th and the greater part of the cavalry into a fort which they could not take but out of which our men could not get. Then they sent three Regiments around and attacked our left where the only force we had to oppose them was one company of the 11th and one co. of our Regt. They formed in line and charged and - well you ought to have seen our fellows get into town. The rebs had gained half the town before we could get any of our men down but when they did get there (six more companies of them) they made the place so hot that the rebs sought protection in the houses, and then commenced a regular street fight, seven companies of our Regt. and one of th 11th being the only force we could spare or bring into town. I was on the right with three companies, holding the works and protecting our camp. The fight continued until about four o'clock when a commissary boat arrived from below and the rebs thinking it was reinforcements gave way, and we drove them out and occupied the position we had held in the morning when the fight commenced. The seven companies of ours which were engaged numbered about two hundred men and they had sixty-nine killed and wounded - eleven out of eighteen white officers. I was not in the fight and we only had some light skirmishing on our part of the line. On the sixth we were ordered back to Vicksburg, where we arrived on the 9th. Some of the 11th Ill had run away and got here before us bringing a report of the fight which I enclose for your amusement. I also enclose a later dispatch which will give you some idea of the justice(s) done colored troops in this department. I don't know what the official report will be as it has not yet come out, but I do know that men and officers couldn't do better fighting than ours did. ..."

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        Enchanting personal Autograph Letter Signed with initials, in German, to Caroline, Duchess d'Aumale, "Dear Cousin", (1819-1901, Queen of Great Britain)

      1864 - sending her "a tiny little heart, made of white so-called Quartz, from the neighbourhood of Balmoral . sometimes wear this trifle in remembrance of your poor unhappy friend .", she continues by asking her "to take care that during our visit to Morgan House not too much is said about Chiquita's condition before Lenchen, for it makes her feel embarassed, and I don't like young girls hearing such things talked about too much ." she ends with the hope that "the Queen has recovered ." and signs herself "Your affectionate unhappy friend and cousin", 4 sides 8vo., on mourning paper, Windsor Castle, 23rd May small splits at folds repaired, top right hand corner torn off not affecting the text She is referring to Francois, Duchess de Chartres, daughter of the Prince de Joinville, whose daughter Maria was born on 1st January 1865. Maria later married Prince Waldemar of Denmark. Lenchen was her daughter Princess Helena who later married Prince Christian of Schleswig Holstein.

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        Framed portrait of Ulysses S Grant

      1864. (GRANT, Ulysses S.) MIDDLETON, E.C. Framed Grant portrait. Cincinnati: E.C. Middleton, 1864. Paper on canvas, oval image measures 13-1/2 by 16-1/2 inches; period-style frame, entire piece measures 17 by 21 inches. $6500.Contemporary chromolithographic portrait of Grant, laid on canvas, in a 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. Fine condition.

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

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

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        McClellan for President. Air: Pompey Moore'

      H. DeMarsan, New York 1864 - Civil War political song sheet printed in New York City with the lyrics to a song by John C. Cross supporting McClellan in the presidential election of 1864. The song sheet consists three printed nine line stanzas within ornamental borders depicting military and naval scenes.The first stanza describes McClellan as the man who will "stand by the Laws and Constitution", while the second stanza attacks Abraham Lincoln's conduct of the War with the following lines: "It's now three years and more since this bloody war began, And as yet there's no sign of its ending; Now Union folks do know that Abe Lincoln don't want peace, But to ruin he is fast our Country sending. He can't have his own way; The people soon will say Who shall hold the reins of power; For, spades will soon be trumps: how are you Abraham? And Little Mac the Nation's right bower."In the 1864 election, the incumbent president Republican Abraham Lincoln ran for re-election against Democratic candidate and ex-general George B. McClellan, who wanted to portray himself to the public as the "peace candidate" who wanted to bring the Civil War to a quick end. Lincoln won the electoral college by an overwhelming margin.During the War, General McClellan (1826 - 1885) was in command of the Army of the Potomac but failed to aggressively engage General Robert E. Lee's Army of the Potomac. He was insubordinate to Lincoln and scornful of him, believing that he had a better grasp of what the nation needed militarily and politically. Lincoln removed him from command in November of 1862 and named General Ambrose Burnside as the commander of the Army of the Potomac.6 1/2 x 9 3/4". This copy looks like it has been removed from a board, leaving two vacant bits in the top margin, affecting the decorative border. Somewhat browned with contemporary folds and a couple of chips in the margins. OCLC. 17185060 records 4 copies at the New York Historical Society, New York University, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, and Brown University.

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        THE JEWISH FAITH; ITS SPIRITUAL CONSOLATION, MORAL GUIDANCE, AND IMMORTAL HOPE; WITH A BRIEF NOTICE OF THE REASONS FOR MANY OF ITS ORDINANCES AND PROHIBITIONS; A SERIES OF LETTERS ANSWERING THE INQUIRIES OF YOUTH

      Philadelphia 1864 - 1st American Edition and 1st edition with Leeser introduction. Period full tooled leather boards. 8vo. 446 pages ; 21 cm. Singerman 1812. Civil War-era imprint. "Grace Aguilar (1816 – 1847) was an English novelist, poet and writer on Jewish history and religion Aguilar was the eldest child of Sephardic Jewish refugees from Portugal who settled in the London Borough of Hackney. An early illness resulted in her being educated by her parents, especially her mother, who taught her the tenets of Judaism In the 1840s her novels began to attract regular readers ‘The Jewish Faith: Its Spiritual Consolation, Moral Guidance, and Immortal Hope ’ (is) addressed to a Jewess under the spell of Christian influence (and) is devoted to immortality in the Old Testament. " (Wikipedia, 2016) This edition was edited by Isaac Leeser, "pioneer of the Jewish pulpit in the United States, founder of the Jewish press of America (and) one of the most important American Jewish personalities of the nineteenth century America. " (Wikipedia, 2016) Contains a preface written by Leeser in which he writes, "The editor has discharged to simple duty to send forth a new addition of the least known, though the best, works of Miss Aguilar, (which) she valued more than her tails and novels " OCLC lists 25 copies worldwide. "Bertha J. Myers, 1866, Augusta, GA" penned on inside of rear board. Front board detached, otherwise very good condition. (AMR-47-3A) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Passages from the Life of a Philosopher.

      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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        Autograph letter signed ("Louis-Napoleon").

      Paris, 18. XII. 1864. - 8vo. ¾ page on bifolium. A charming letter by the eight-year-old to his grandmother: "My dear Nana I will read at 1/2 oclock Nana I will write you better I love you of all My hart".

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        Fine woodburytype photo by Walery, (Gustaf, 1832-1923, engineer, designer of the Eiffel Tower)

      - showing him, three quarter length, sitting crossed legged in a chair, with facsimile signature, accompanied by a printed biography, 16½" x 12", no place, no date, library stamp in top left hand corner The term Woodburytype refers to both a photomechanical process and the print produced by this process. The process produces continuous tone images in slight relief. A chromated gelatin film is exposed under a photographic negative, which hardens in proportion to the amount of light. Then it is developed in hot water to remove all the unexposed gelatin and dried. This relief is pressed into a sheet of lead in a press with 5000 psi. This is an intaglio plate. It is used as a mold and is filled with pigmented gelatin. The gelatin layer is then pressed onto a paper support. It is thought to produce the finest photographic images. The Woodburytype was developed by Walter B. Woodbury in 1864, first used in a publication in 1866 and widely used for fine book illustration from about 1870 to 1900.

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        Haggadah Shel Pesah

      1864. (HAGGADAH). Seder Ha-Haggadah Shel Pesah Im Tziyurim. Hugah B’iyun Nimratz Me’et Abraham Hai Morpurgo. Trieste: Jonah Cohen, 1864. Folio (9-1/2 by 12-1/2 inches), 20th-century half vellum; pp. [1], 42, [1]. $5200.Beautifully and richly illustrated Haggadah printed in Trieste, with elaborately engraved Gothic title page depicting Moses, Aaron, David and Solomon, and with 58 splendid wood engravings by C. Kirchmayr (almost one on every page).“The Trieste Haggadah is undoubtedly the most distinguished illustrated edition produced in Europe during the 19th century. As the engraved title page already indicates, the Haggadah is different in format and design from any that preceded it, no mean achievement in an age when the Venetian and Amsterdam Haggadah illustrations were being copied and recopied in seemingly endless succession. Almost every page contains a large engraving above the text, drawn by C. Kirchmayr. Though inspired by the iconographic themes of the past, the Trieste engravings are not a mere aping of the stereotypes then current, but display a welcome freshness of design… A scene showing the family around the Seder table had been a standard feature of almost all illustrated Haggadahs. As certain influential Haggadahs began to be copied later, the representation of the Seder became increasingly anachronistic… [However,] in the Trieste Haggadah the artist has clearly set out to present a middle-class Italian Jewish family of his own time. Not only are the men and women dressed in the current style, but each of them exhibits an individuality rarely encountered before” (Yerushalmi 102-105). The ultimate leaf contains the musical notes for Adir Hu, Adir Bimlukha, and Ehad Mi Yodeyah. Yaari 898. Yudlov 1216. Pencil and ink annotations in several hands.Occasional light staining characteristic of ceremonial use; minor paper repairs. An extremely good copy, attractively bound.

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        Marryatt's Works

      D. Appleton and Company, New York 1864 - Complete in 12 octavo volumes. Half calf over marbled paper-covered boards; all edges marbled. Spines with raised bands, gilt in compartments and two morocco spine labels. Light foxing to preliminaries in a few volumes, else a clean, near-fine set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Disegno del Diritto Pubblico Romano

      Casa Editrice Dottor Francesco Vallardi - Milano, MILANO 1864 - Biblioteca giuridica contemporanea ITALIANO Volume della seconda met

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        Leporello mit 22 Farbholzschnitten.

      Mit 22 Farbholzschnitte auf Papier (Doppelbl

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        Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome

      1864. First Edition . BURTON, Richard F. A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome. With Notices of the So Called ""Amazons,"" The Grand Customs, The Yearly Customs, The Human Sacrifices, The Present State of the Slave Trade, and the Negro's Place in Nature. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1864. Two volumes. Octavo, 20th-century three-quarter tan calf, raised bands, burgundy morocco spine labels, top edges gilt, uncut. $4500.First edition of this account of Burton’s last major expedition in West Africa, handsomely bound.In late 1863, while serving as British Consul in West Africa, Burton traveled to the Kingdom of Dahome in order to establish trade relationships, to protest the kingdom's involvement in the slave trade, and to investigate charges that King Gelele participated in ritual human sacrifice. Burton traveled in full pomp, with hundreds of porters and assistants, but the king refused him a private audience. As preparations for the yearly custom began, Burton demanded no one be killed in his presence. ""In deference to him— or to his Queen— the victims were slaughtered at night — 'the evil nights,' said Burton— the king cutting off the first head himself"" (Rice, 379). Unlike earlier travelers, Burton sought an unprejudiced explanation for the practices, despite his own revulsion. When he protested to Gelele, ""the king had his answers. It was the English who long ago had initiated the slave trade… and as for the custom [of sacrifice, the king] slew only malefactors and prisoners of war… It had been a frustrating, disappointing, unsuccessful trip, and psychologically the king had been Burton's master… Only Burton's magnificent two-volume work on his efforts served to offset his disappointments"" (Rice, 380). Each volume with an engraved frontispiece. With page 181 of Volume II misnumbered 381, as called for in Penzer. Penzer, 72-73. Casada 47. Bookplates.Interior generally fine, with marginal paper repairs to pp.23-44 in Volume I. Handsomely bound.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("ABruckner").

      Linz, 26. XII. 1864. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. An seinen Freund Rudolf Weinwurm, Musikdirektor der Universit

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        Histoire de l'Expédition de Cochinchine en 1861.

      Paris: Librairie L. Hachette, 1864. Octavo, one folding map in colour, two other maps; contemporary half calf. The definitive account of the French conquest of southern Vietnam. Rubbed, some foxing,

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Wien, 18. II. 1864.

      1864. 1 S. Gr.-8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten im Bedauern, einer Erkrankung wegen keinen Musikabend im Hesperus-Verein geben zu können: "[...] Indessen, ich hoffe noch im Laufe dieser Saison es möglich zu machen, unter Mitwirkung einiger meiner Collegen ein Quintett von Blasinstrumenten bei der geehrten Gesellschaft aufführen zu können [...]". Michael Alexander Petschacher war Oboist am Burgtheater und der Wiener Hofoper und lehrte als Professor für Oboe am Konservatorium (vgl.

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        H

      13 nn. einseitig bedr. Bll. mit 12 Farbtafeln von Paul Brockm

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        Kranthor ('Das Krahnthor mit der Langen Br

      - Lithographie v. E. Meyerheim gedr. v. Guillaume im Litho. Inst. v. L. Sachse & Co. in Berlin b. Gerhard in Danzig, 1864, 28 x 32

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        Contes à Ninon

      - J. Hetzel & A. Lacroix, Paris 1864, 11x18cm, relié. - Edition originale du premier ouvrage de l'auteur. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de triples caissons dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tampon à froid de bibliophile en tête d'une garde, tranches mouchetées, reliure de l'époque. Précieux et rare envoi autographe signé d'Emile Zola sur ce texte à monsieur Boucher. Une pâle mouillure sur les 70 premières pages, quelques petites rousseurs.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale du premier ouvrage de l'auteur. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets dorés orné de triples caissons dorés, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, tampon à froid de bibliophile en tête d'une garde, tranches mouchetées, reliure de l'époque. Précieux et rare envoi autographe signé d'Emile Zola sur ce texte à monsieur Boucher. Une pâle mouillure sur les 70 premières pages, quelques petites rousseurs. Il existe très peu d'exemplaires de ce texte enrichis d'un envoi autographe.  

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        Autograph sentiment book from the 1860's with contributions by Eastman National Business College students (and others) including original artwork by renowned American artist Cassius M. Coolidge.

      Not published, Poughkeepsie, NY 1864 - An autograph book which contains 136 pages with autographs and other written information and sentiments of students mainly attendees of Eastman National Business College (ENBC) Poughkeepsie, NY. The majority of the entries date from 1864-65, with a few that are later. One notable contributor is R.H. Henderson (Robert Henry Hendershot known as the Drummer Boy of the Rappahannock) here listed as being from Jackson, Michigan. C.M. Coolidge (1844-1934) is best known for his series of "Dogs Playing Poker" paintings, an original oil of which sold in 2015 for over $650,000. For H.S. Carpenter whose name is stamped onto the front cover of the autograph book, Coolidge made an original ink drawing which he titled "A Graduate's Appearance in his Native Town" which is an early example of Coolidge's talent. The drawing is signed by Coolidge in an ornate style of penmanship imposed upon business students for which Eastman College was well-known. Included is the 109 page (plus illustrations) Eleventh Annual Illustrated Catalogue of ENBC from 1864 which lists both Carpenter and Coolidge as students. The autograph book spine has perished, leaving several gatherings of pages intact, but many are loose. A small number of pages have some soiling and discoloration, with most remaining clean and unmarked. A remarkable survival containing what may be the first known artwork by this iconic American artist and illustrator. A unique item. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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