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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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        Framed chromolithographic portraits of George and Martha Washington

      , 1864. 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

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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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        Has the War Ruined the Country?": Lincoln Re-Election Broadside

      New York 1864 - Broadside. Has the War Ruined the Country? Published by the National Union Executive Committee, Astor House, New York, N.Y., [ca. 1864]. 1 p., 9 x 16 in. Inscribed "Tho. B VanDamme from P.M.J. Chesley Nov. 7, '64" "The Copperheads assert that the War has ruined the Country; that we can never pay our debt; and that the war has proved a failure. Look at these Diagrams, based on official records, and see if this is true." Historical BackgroundThis broadside captures the essential optimism and forward-looking vision of the Republican Party during Abraham Lincoln's reelection campaign in 1864. Through graphs and diagrams, it provides evidence on population expansion, debt, and other financial indices with comparisons to Britain to make the argument that Republican management of the Civil War has not "ruined the country" and to counter the arguments of Copperhead Democrats:"Our prosperity has continued to increase in spite of the War and the moment it has ended we shall go ahead in Wealth and power with rapidity hitherto unknown to any nation on the face of the globe. Is Not Such a Nation Able To Carry On a War For Its Own Salvation?"ConditionVery Good

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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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        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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        Eskimoisches Wörterbuch, gesammelt von den Missionaren in Labrador …

      Budissin: Ernst Moritz Monse, 1864. First edition. iv, 360; 242 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Quarter black-dyed sheep and patterned paper over boards. First edition. iv, 360; 242 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. The first dictionary of the Labrador Eskimos. This is the first dictionary of the Labrador Eskimos, compiled by Erdmann who was a missionary in the area. He would go on to translate and print sections of the Bible in the same language. There is a two page introduction discussing orthography and Inuktitut grammar. The second volume of this set is rare on the market, no copies of it are located on auction records. Choice set with an excellent provenance. It was formerly owned by pilot and surveyor Robert Archibald Logan, who accompanied Arctic veteran Jozeph-Elezart Bernier on his 1922 Eastern Arctic expedition to establish posts at Craig Harbour on Ellesmere Island and Pond Inlet on Baffin Island. Indeed, he has inscribed the second volume: "Ellesmere Island. Latitude 76 20 N 27/8/22.". Cf. Howgego III, B17; Pilling, Bibliography of the Eskimo Language, p. 30; Zaunmueller, 121

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        SOLDIER'S LETTER. Second Colorado Cavalry. Vol. 1. No. 8. December 27th, 1864.

      Fort Riley, KS: Oliver V. Wallace, 1864. 4 page bi-monthly newspaper of the 2nd Colorado Cavalry. Printed on one folded sheet (bifolium) of lined paper, with some folds and rubbing. The text includes the Roster of Co. M. Provides an account of pursuit of Yager's Bushwhackers.This is a highly uncommon publication.. First Edition. Unbound. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        A History of the Fishes of the British Islands.

      London: Groombridge and Sons, 1864-67 - 4 volumes, large octavo (244 x 148 mm). Contemporary half calf, richly gilt spines, red and green twin labels, marbled sides, red speckled edges, marbled endpapers. Contemporary armorial bookplate of Pershouse, probably Henry Clifden Pershouse of Wlnscombe, Somerset. Sides lightly rubbed, front cover of volume II with a couple of scratches, scattered foxing. A very good set. 252 colour wood-engraved plates printed by Benjamin Fawcett after A. J. Lydon and Couch, wood-engravings in the text throughout. A handsomely bound set of the first book on British fishes to be illustrated in colour; originally published 1862-65. The Cornish physician and naturalist Jonathan Couch (1789-1870) "made a major contribution to ichthyology with A History of the Fishes of the British Islands. The work was illustrated by hand-coloured engravings based on his own watercolours drawn from freshly caught specimens. The accuracy of the artwork enabled later workers correctly to identify some of the species which Couch, in common with his contemporaries, had misidentified. The text on the natural history of many of the sea fishes contained many original observations. Although he was knowledgeable about the faunistically rich western English Channel, his knowledge of the fishes of the northern fauna and particularly freshwaters was less certain. However, despite being resident in this distant Cornish village he was in correspondence with many of the leading scientists of the day both in Britain and in Europe and thus received help with the less familiar species" (ODNB). Of the many attractive plates the most appealing are those that place the coloured illustration of the fish "in an elaborate engraving of marine scenery, printed in grey or black. The book is a triumph of colour printing" (McLean, Benjamin Fawcett: Engraver and Colour Printer, 1988, p. 18).

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        JOURNAL OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE

      Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1864 - 2 volumes. VERY RARE FIRST TWO VOLUME, DOUBLE-DECKER PRINTING, ISSUED JUST MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST ISSUANCE. Illustrated with a great profusion of black and white plates, portraits and maps including a large folding map. And with two distinct title-pages, engraved plate of Captain Grant at the front of Vol. II. 8vo, very handsomely bound in three-quarter honey morocco over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands ruled in gilt, lettered in gilt in two compartments of the spine, marbled end-leaves, t.e.g. xxxi, 363; vi, 365-658 pp. A fine set, some foxing to preliminary pages, otherwise text bright and clean, binding in very nice condition, very well preserved. THE VERY RARE TWO VOLUME ISSUE OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT LANDMARK WORK OF AFRICAN EXPLORATION BY THE FIRST EXPLORER TO DISCOVER ONE OF THE MAJOR SOURCES OF THE NILE. After an expedition into eastern Africa in the company of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton, Speke returned to England to announce his hypothesis that the Nile issued from Lake Victoria-Nyanza. However, his fellow geographers, including Burton, were skeptical of this claim. Under the sponsorship of Sir Roderick Murchison, President of the Royal Geographical Society, Speke went back to Africa and to Lake Victoria-Nyanza, and when he returned home he claimed that this time he had found conclusive evidence that the lake was indeed the source of the great river. This work is his published account of that expedition. It details his day-by-day adventures in his search for the source of the Nile, including myriad accounts of travel experiences such as his enjoyment of courtly life in the native palace in Uganda, expeditions of big game hunting, and, of course, the momentous ascent to the juncture of the lake and the river. For discovering "conclusive proof" that the Nile issued from Lake Victoria Nyanza, he was awarded a gold medal from the Royal Geographic Society. His claims, however, were still widely disputed. In 1864, Burton and James McQueen published jointly THE NILE BASIN which firmly disagreed with Speke’s conclusions. Speke and Burton planned a debate on the issue, but the day prior to the meeting Speke was killed in an untimely hunting accident. His work remains a landmark in Africana literature and a highly enjoyable reading adventure. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Reptiles of British India.

      London, published for the Ray Society by R. Hardwicke, 1864. 2 volumes (text & atlas). Folio (364 x 255mm). pp. xxvii, (1), 452, with 26 lithographed plates. Contemporary green half morocco, spines in 6 compartments with gilt ornaments. Günther (1830-1914), the German-born ichthyologist, was also an eminent herpetologist. As keeper of the zoological collections of the British Museum, London, he published many standard-works as well on fishes as on amphibians and reptiles, which were reprinted several times. The above work has been issued to the subscribers to the "Ray Society" for the year 1863. Apart from some small wormholes a fine copy of this fundamental work of which the edition was limited to 750 copies.//Nissen ZBI, 1744; Wood 371.

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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.

      Poughkeepsie, NY: Not published, 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.. Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Good+ condition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Irving's Works.

      New York: G.P. Putnam, 1864. Hardcover. Complete 22-volume set. Small 8vo. Quarter calf spines with raised bands and gilt lettering and marbled paper over boards. Various paginations. Engraved title pages, frontispieces, marbled endpapers and page edges. Very good. Mild occasional edgewear and bit of scuffing. The "Sunnyside Edition," a tight and quite nice early set of Irving's collected works in handsome custom binding done for Wisconsin civic leader JAMES M. LYNCH, chief clerk at the Adjutant General's Office during the Civil War, appointed quartermaster general in 1865. "Irving's Works" stamped in gilt on spines (only), as is "Sunnyside Edition" at tail of spine. Volumes 1 through 16 so numbered on spines and contain all of Irving's major fiction, while "Salmagundi" for some reason marked not with a number but with a decorative sign. The five-volume "Life of George Washington" is numbered (1-5) separately and notes "Life of Washington" on spines rather than "Irving's Works."

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        History of the United States (10 vol) the discovery of the American continent and colonization through the American revolution

      History of the United States from the discovery of the American continent and colonization through the American revolution. Published beginning in 1864. Books are large at 9" tall by 6" wide. Set measures 14" wide. Beautiful, full, olive leather binding with embossed cover edges and spines. Faded labels with some small losses to top edges of leather and wear to top edges. Marbled/speckled endpapers and page edges. Pages are clean and unmarked and binding is intact with no detachments.

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        WALK ACROSS AFRICA or Domestic Scenes from My Nile Journal.

      Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1864 - First Edition and THE COPY BELONGING TO GRANT HIMSELF, WITH HILL HOUSE MARKINGS, FROM HILL HOUSE, MORAY, BANFFSHIRE, SCOTLAND. THIS IS FROM THE HOUSE OCCUPIED BY JAMES AUGUSTUS GRANT AND THIS COPY IS RECORDED AS BELONGING TO THE AUTHOR. With the folding facsimile map of the walk done by Grant and Speke Across Africa, contained in pocket in back cover. 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth, the spine lettered in gilt with gilt decorations at the head and tail, covers with decorative borders in blind, the upper cover bearing a large vignette decoration of the M’Ganda warrior saluting impressed in gilt. xviii, 452, [34 ads] pp. An internally fine and fresh copy, partially unopened. The cloth does bear some old evidence of water at the lower right corner of the upper cover and to the lower cover. There is a repaired tear to the cloth. The gilt remains bright on both the spine and upper cover, and the binding is solid and tight. VERY RARE, THIS IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE COPY BELONGING TO GRANT HIMSELF, AS IT CONTAINS THE HILL HOUSE MARKINGS FROM HIS HOME IN MORAY, BANFFSHIRE, SCOTLAND. IT IS THE VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH OF ONE OF THE MOST ELUSIVE OF THE EARLY AFRICAN EXPLORING BOOKS. James Grant accompanied Speke on his journey across Africa to solve the riddle of the source of the Nile. Meant as a companion to the account of the journey written by Speke, Grant explores the "ordinary life and pursuits, the habits and feelings of the natives" and the economic potential of the countries they traveled. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire des trois Grandes Loges de Franc-Maçons en France Le Grand Orient, le Suprême Conseil, la Grande Loge Nationale, précédée d'un précis historique de la Franc-Maçonnerie ancienne depuis sa fondation jusqu'à sa transformation en institution philosophique en 1717 fondée sur de nombreux documents, suivie de l'histoire des Rites de Misraïm et de Memphis et de tous les systèmes introduits dans la Maçonnerie... et d'un grand nombre de tableaux historiques.

      P., Collignon, 1864, in 8°, de 700 pp., demi-percal. bleue époque, rousseurs sinon bon exemplaire (ex-libris maç. Alexis Dubois) Ouvrage de la plus grand rareté et considéré comme l'un des meilleurs sur la Franc-Maçonnerie. Il contient une notice historique sur les principaux Convents, une liste des Grands-Maîtres... ¶ Caillet n°9184 "de premier ordre" - Dorbon "ne se rencontre que fort difficilement" - Fesch p.1138

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        Mademoiselle Cléopatre - Histoire parisienne

      Edition originale, un des exemplaires imprimés sur vergé de Holland papere.binding janséniste en plein maroquin rouge, spine 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 spine-ends, tête dorée sur tépoins, binding 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 parfaautograph dedication of the authorent établi. Michel Lévy Paris 1864 16x24cm relié

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        Geschichte der französischen Arbeiter-Associationen. Teil I - IV (in 2 Bänden).

      Hamburg Hoffmann und Campe, . 1864 - Vortitel / T./ 306 S./ Vort./ T./ 347 S.// Vort./ T./ 364 S./ Vort./ T./ 304 S./ 1 Bl. (Inhalt), 8°, Ppbde. d.Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rckns. Einband berieben (bes. Außengelenke), Seiten stellenweise braunfleckig; insgesamt gut erhalten.

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        Phelps and Watson's Historical Military Map of the Border and Southern States

      Phelps & Watson, Publishers, 16 Beekman St, New York 1864 - Fold out hand-colored map. 1 vols. 60 x 88 cm (35 x 29 inches), folded in cover to 18 x 12 cm. (6-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches); with 35 pp booklet "Brief Description of Battles and Skirmishes of he War". Rare and Fragile Civil War Map. Fragile and very scarce map from the Civil War, this copy being issued after May, 1864, as the final entry on the accompanying booklet listing skirmishes concludes with 'spotsylvania, Pa." The map itself locates battles and skirmishes by means of red dots or by red underlining of place names, and it also gives the population statistics for each state. OCLC locates 4 copies, and the map is not in ot in Stephenson Civil War Maps in the Library of Congress. Orange printed pictorial boards, cloth spine, with 35 booklet tipped to inside front cover. Fragile binding is splitting at cloth spine, corners are chipped; map torn along folds, one small tear into image. Interestingly, the map is stamped on the verso; "Price 50 cts. for the benefit of a one armed soldier"; and signed by an early NYC owner Fold out hand-colored map. 1 vols. 60 x 88 cm (35 x 29 inches), folded in cover to 18 x 12 cm. (6-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches); with 35 pp booklet "Brief Description of Battles and Skirmishes of he War"

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        L'Illustration Horticole, Journal spécial des Serres et des Jardins , choix raisonné des plantes les plus intéressantes sous le rapport ornemental, comprenant leur histoire compléte. Leur description comparée, leur figure et leur culture; / rédigé par Ch. Lemaire et publié par Ambroise Verschaffelt - Onziéme volume

      Gand: Imprimerie et Lithographie de F. et E. Gyselynck, 1864.-(10), 80p.: 37 (de 38) estampas; 26cm.-E.Trata-se do décimo primeiro volume (Primeiro da segunda série) desta notável publicação de botânica, dedicada ás espécies ornamentais. Para além do interesse científico e informativo do texto, é particularmente apreciada pelas magníficas estampas litográficas a cores, muitas com pormenores aguarelados a mão, todas de bonito efeito estético. Este exemplar tem 37 estampas (de 38). Algumas são duplas.A este exemplar falta o anterrosto e o rosto e a estampa Nº 405

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        Crónica General de España, ó sea Historia Ilustrada y Descriptiva de sus Provincias, sus poblaciones más importantes de la Península y de Ultramar

      Imp. de Julián Peña y J. E. Morete, Madrid 1864 - 1864-1871, 50 tomos en 11 volúmenes en formato folio en holandesa piel: Guadalajara, Toledo, Ciudad Real, Antillas, Filipinas, Canarias, Baleares, Fernando Poo, Cáceres, Badajoz, Albacete, Murcia, Valencia, Alicante, Castellón de la Plana, Gerona, Lérida, Tarragona, Barcelona, Navarra, Guipúzcoa, Vizcaya, Álava, Ávila, Segovia, Burgos, Logroño, Soria, Santander, Coruña, Lugo, Orense, Pontevedra, Sevilla, Córdoba, Cádiz, Huelva, Almeria, Granada, Jaén, Málaga, Zaragoza, Huesca, Teruel, León, Palencia, Valladolid, Zamora, Salamanca, Asturias. Completo, mapas, láminas, retratos y grabados [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Fifth edition partly original as revised and expanded. Bound in half navy sheepskin, flat spine decorated with gilt triple, slight traces of abrasion on the caps, small scuffs on flat cardboard fir snags some light on the cuts, two corners bumped, guards and contreplats of handmade paper , contemporary binding. Ex-dono pen on a guard. Illustrated book of 33 views of castles, 3 maps and summary tables in 6-fine. Rare spots, beautiful condition inside. Nice copy of this classic staple of oenology. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! P. Chaumas Bordeaux 1864 13,5x21,5cm relié

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        The Nile Basin. Part I showing Tanganyika to be Ptolomy’s Western Lake Reservoir. A memoir read before the Royal Geographical Society, November 14, 1864. Part II. Captain Speke’s discovery of the Source of The Nile. A review. By James M’Queen.

      First edition. Tinsley Brothers. London. 1864. 8vo. Half title, title, iv, 195, (4)pp. 3 maps. Original maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind embossed decoration to covers, some fading to base of upper board. Spine recently expertly relaid, with slight loss of gilt rule to head and tail, no loss of lettering. Slight spotting to endpapers. Complete with the three rare maps and 4pp publisher's catalogue. A bright copy, originally from the Kings Inns Library, Dublin, with discreet library stamps to verso of title and verso of last page. This copy sold at the Sotheby's sale of November 1972. Penzer p74.[removed][removed]

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