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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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        Robinson Crusoe.

      (Boston: Prang, L., & Co. c. 1864). 12mo. (16)pp. A shaped book illustrated throughout by chromolithography. The illustrations surround the central text, which is a retelling of the story of Robinson Crusoe in verse by Lydia L. Very, who also designed the book. This title was part of the "Doll Series" of shaped books published by Prang, which were "among the first publications of L. Prang & Company." McClinton writes that these books are "some of the most interesting and fascinating items Prang published," going on to say that "today these books are valuable items for the collector of children's books." Light wrinkling to covers, else fine in shaped pictorial wrappers. (McClinton 45).

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        Le chevalier Des Touches

      First edition.Spine slightly cracked without lack, angular lacks to covers, a little light spotting, not serious.Rare copy retaining the publisher's catalogue at the end. M. Lévy frères Paris 1864 12x18,5cm broché

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        The History of the Reign of Tipú Sultán,

      London: Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund,, 1864 (actually 1844). being a continuation of the Neshani Hyduri; written by Mir Hussein Ali Kirmani. Translated from an original Persian manuscript, in the library of Her Most Gravious Majesty, by Colonel W. Miles, of the Hon. East India Company's Service. Octavo. Original slate-green sand-grain cloth, paper label. Emblem of the Oriental Translation Fund on title page. 20th century bookplate (and embossed stamp on front free endpaper) of Frank J. Novak, bibliophile (whose photographic collection of printers' marks is held at Stanford). Spine cocked, label a little worn and stained, slight marginal dampstain at fore-edge of title page. A very good copy. First edition, scarce in commerce. An important first-hand account of the reign of Tipu Sultan, the "Tiger of Mysore", by the Iranian migrant scholar Mir Hussain Ali Khan Kirmani (active 1781-1802), who was based at Mysore and worked at the courts of both Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. The translator, William Miles (1780?1860), served in India with the 1st Bombay native infantry (Bombay Grenadiers), which "formed part of the force sent from India under Sir David Baird to help ensure the expulsion of the French. On arrival in India he took part in operations against Baroda and in 1804 at Bharatpur. He became captain on 27 March 1815, and in the same year was made commandant of the British guard at Baroda. In 1817 he captured the fortified town of Palanpur, reinstating the rightful heir; afterwards he acted for some years as political superintendent of the state. In 1820, acting as political agent with Colonel Barclay's expedition, Miles concluded a treaty with the raja of Radhanpore. He became major on 21 May 1821, and on 1 May 1824 was appointed lieutenant-colonel, 1st Bombay European regiment. In 1826 he concluded a treaty with the chiefs of Suigam, in Gujarat, formerly noted freebooters, who after the treaty became peaceful cultivators. He was subsequently resident in Cutch and political agent in Gujarat. He became brevet colonel on 1 December 1829, and retired from the command of the 9th Bombay native infantry on 28 July 1834" (ODNB). .

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        Münchener Theater-Journal. Konvolut von 8 Jahrgängen. Jgg. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, und 10.

      München, 1856 - 1864. - Marmorierte Pappbde. d. Zt. 33 x 24,5 cm Mit Nachrichten sowohl aus der Münchner Theaterwelt wie von den deutschsprachigen Bühnen. - Im 4. Jg. ist das erste Heft nicht mit eingebunden. Sehr gut erhaltene Reihe! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Siberian Overland Route From Peking to Petersburg through the Deserts and Steppes of Mongolia Tartary andampc

      

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        Nouveau dictionnaire de médecine et de chirurgie pratiques illustré de figures intercalées dans le texte

      First edition published under the auspices of Sigismond Jaccoud.Contemporary half red shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in six compartments, a little rubbing to some spines and some head-pieces worn, corners bumped, marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Contributions from ANGER, BARRALLIER, BERT, DELORME, DESORMEAUX, DUVAL, FOURNIER, FOVILLEN GOSSELIN, GUERIN, HALLOPEAU, HERUTAUX, JACCOUD, LEDENTU, MARDUEL, NELATON, OLLIVIER, PROUST, RICORD, ROCHARD, SEE, SIMON, TARDIEU, VOISIN, among others. With illustrations in text. A little spottingA rare complete set. J.B. Baillière & fils Paris 1864-188640 volumes reliés

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        The History of the Reign of Tipú Sultán, being a continuation of the Neshani Hyduri; written by Mir Hussein Ali Kirmani. Translated from an original Persian manuscript, in the library of Her Most Gravious Majesty, by Colonel W. Miles, of the Hon. East India Company's Service.

      London: Printed for the Oriental Translation Fund, 1864 (actually 1844) - Octavo. Original slate-green sand-grain cloth, paper label. 20th century bookplate (and embossed stamp on front free endpaper) of Frank J. Novak, bibliophile (whose photographic collection of printers' marks is held at Stanford). Spine cocked, label a little worn and stained, slight marginal dampstain at fore-edge of title page. A very good copy. Emblem of the Oriental Translation Fund on title page. First edition, scarce in commerce. An important first-hand account of the reign of Tipu Sultan, the "Tiger of Mysore", by the Iranian migrant scholar Mir Hussain Ali Khan Kirmani (active 1781-1802), who was based at Mysore and worked at the courts of both Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan. The translator, William Miles (1780–1860), served in India with the 1st Bombay native infantry (Bombay Grenadiers), which "formed part of the force sent from India under Sir David Baird to help ensure the expulsion of the French. On arrival in India he took part in operations against Baroda and in 1804 at Bharatpur. He became captain on 27 March 1815, and in the same year was made commandant of the British guard at Baroda. In 1817 he captured the fortified town of Palanpur, reinstating the rightful heir; afterwards he acted for some years as political superintendent of the state. In 1820, acting as political agent with Colonel Barclay's expedition, Miles concluded a treaty with the raja of Radhanpore. He became major on 21 May 1821, and on 1 May 1824 was appointed lieutenant-colonel, 1st Bombay European regiment. In 1826 he concluded a treaty with the chiefs of Suigam, in Gujarat, formerly noted freebooters, who after the treaty became peaceful cultivators. He was subsequently resident in Cutch and political agent in Gujarat. He became brevet colonel on 1 December 1829, and retired from the command of the 9th Bombay native infantry on 28 July 1834" (ODNB). . [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Instruction for Field Artillery; Compiled from Standard Military Authority; Embracing Schools of the Piece, Battery, and Battalion or Evolutions of Batteries; With an Instructive Appendix

      A. Morris, Publisher, Richmond 1864 - 12mo. xv, errata, 17-264 pages. Blueish marbled paper covered boards. Paper title label on spine. Patterned cloth spine. Hinges have archival paper repairs. Pages 51, 52 have a small closed tear. Stitches exposed on pages 263, 264. Very faint inscription on right front flyleaf - "Col. C. O. Sandford Presiding? ?? R.R. Compliments of E. J. Kinshiedt 1st Lieut. ??? Washington City." Colonel C. O. Sandford was born in New York and became the civil engineer of the Seaboard Coastline. Parrish & Willingham 2327. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Des maladies mentales et des asiles d'aliénés. Leçons cliniques & considérations générales

      Paris, J.B. Baillière et Fils, 1864. 1864, 1864, in-8, (4), LXIX, (1 bl.), 796pp, demi-basane marron, dos à nerfs, Planche dépliante représentant le plan de l'asile d'Illenau, gravée par E. Wormser. PREMIERE EDITION. Jean-Pierre Falret (1794-1870), élève de Pinel et d'Esquirol, fondateur de l'asile de Vanves avec F. Voisin (1822), visita de nombreux asiles en Angleterre, en Irlande et dans le duché de Bade, dont il décrit ici l'établissement d'Illenau. Cet ouvrage est la réunion en un seul volume de travaux publiés à divers intervalles dans des recueils différents. Falret y expose sa théorie mixte sur les maladies mentales, héritée de l'école anatomique et de l'école psychologique. "Nous croyons fermement à l'existence d'une modification organique quelconque dans toute maladie mentale; mais nous regardons comme secondaires les lésions tangibles et visibles constatées (..) chez les aliénés et n'attachons d'importance véritable qu'aux lésions initiales encore inconnues, soustraites jusqu'ici aux recherches du scalpel et même du microscope. (..) Nous considérons comme très digne d'attention l'étude minutieuse des phénomènes psychiques des aliénés, (..) mais nous regardons comme stérile l'étude des lésions isolées des facultés (..) et concentrons tout notre intérêt sur l'observation clinique des états psychiques complexes, tels qu'ils existent chez les aliénés". Cachet ex-libris du Dr Carrier de Lyon. Bon exemplaire. Charnières légèrement frottées et petites griffures. Étiquette en pied du dos. Semelaigne I, p. 179

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        Our Mutual Friend (In the Original Monthly Parts and with the Rare Misprint in Part 10 Advertiser, Page 13)

      London [May 1864-November 1865]: Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Original Wraps. In the original monthly parts, 20 parts in 19. Original green printed wrappers; ALL wrappers are correct. ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present, except for the rare ad "The Economic Life Assurance Society" following the plates in part 14. FIRST ISSUE of the wrappers, without the imprint at the foot of front wrapper of part 1. In the Advertiser of part 10, Hatton & Cleaver states, "In a few copies seen, p. 13 was misprinted "31." The present copy has this misprint. The plates are very good to fine; the text and wrappers are clean and bright and without repair. Part 9 with text unopened. Several spines are expertly and invisibly renewed. Our Mutual Friend has more of the Advertiser ads than any of Dickens' other works, having 320 pages and 89 insets and slips in the rear of the parts. Altogether a brilliant set, lacking just one (rare) ad and having the first issue points in the wrappers and a rare misprint in the Advertiser of part 10. This fine set is the best we are likely to find, and it has a pedigree - it is from the famed (Thomas) Hatton & Cleaver collection. Housed in a handsome purple quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise.

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        The Small House at Allington.

      London: Smith, Elder, 1864. Two volumes, octavo, with 18 illustrations by Millais; later half dark blue morocco by Roger de Coverly & Sons. First book edition of this novel which originally appeared in the Cornhill Magazine for September 1862 and ran until April 1864. With two of the points sometimes noted in volume 1 ("hobbledehoya" p. 33; and p. 70 mispaged "0").The fifth of the Barsetshire Chronicles, and written at the height of Trollope's popularity, it follows two of his most endearing heroines, Lillian and Bell Dale, in a lively tale of thwarted and unrequited love. The novel continues Trollope's association with John Everett Millais, and shows a distinct evolution from the plates in Orley Farm, in particular the more confident use of contrast, as well as much finer detailing in the faces, best seen in the pre-Raphaelite profile of the heroine in the absurdly titled 'Please Ma'am, can we have the peas to shell?'.With the bookplates of Oliver Brett.

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        Printed Obituary announcing the death of the Pacific explorer Dupetit-Thouars.

      Paris: 1864. Sheet of laid paper 264 x 210 mm.,very good. Rare obituary notice for Dupetit-Thouars, the Pacific voyager, who died at Paris on 16 March 1864.'Dupetit-Thouars's account of his stay in California, in 1837, is one of the most important and complete records of the Mexican period. In 1838, the Vénus made a run for Easter Island, further investigated the coast of South America, then sailed for the Galápagos and Marquesas Islands, Tahiti and New Zealand. At Tahiti the expedition forced Queen Pomaré to write a letter to the King of France apologising for mistreatment of French priests, to pay an indemnity, and to salute the French flag. He had also made a treaty with Kamehameha III of Hawaii. After visits to Sydney and Mauritius, the ship sailed home, arriving after a voyage of thirty months... ' (Hill). His voyage account was most significant as regards the history of Hawaii.Such sheets are exceedingly fragile and ephemeral: we recently had a similar sheet for the Baudin voyage veteran Milius. Old folds and a few very small chips, very good.

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        Our Mutual Friend [20 Parts in 19 Monthly Issues, Complete]

      Chapman and Hall 1864-1865, London - 19 sewn soft-cover volumes, green wraps, most lack back strip but all otherwise intact with front and back covers still attached and otherwise complete externally and internally, dating from May, 1864 to November, 1865; starting price 1shilling and final price 2shillings; light soil to covers, some chipping to edges; divided into two groupings and housed in two compartments of an attractive maroon half-marocco and red cloth box showing two spines, each with 5 raised bands and 6 compartments, gold ruled and with titles in 3 compartments and dates at bottoms, few very small superficial rubs to spines. A very nice unsophisticated set of Dickens' first edition, housed in an attractive case which resembles two half leather volumes. orig. sewn wraps, half-marocco box [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Travels in the Central Parts of Indo-China (Siam), Cambodia and Laos During the Years 1858, 1859 and 1860 [2 volumes]

      Published by John Murray, London 1864 - , volume 1 with 303 pages and illustrated with 38 full page illustrations (including frontispiece), 8 folding plates and 12 smaller illustrations throughout the text, volume 2 with viii, 301 pages, this volume illustrated with 19 full page illustrations, 4 folding plates (and 1 plate that is not folding), 9 smaller illustrations and a large folding map of Cambodia, all illustrations across the 2 volumes in black and white First Edition , fading to spine and edges of boards in both volumes, inscription by previous owner on front endpaper of first volume, pages often tanned (more so at edges) and with minor foxing throughout, volume 1 missing 1 full page illustrations and 3 folding plates, volume 2 missing 1 folding plate, overall a sound set in good + condition , full calf, gilt rules front and rear, gilt decoration on front, 5 raised bands on spine with gilt decoration in compartments, gilt titles to red and brown title labels on spine, all page edges marbled , octavo, 22 x 14.5 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DOGMATA THEOLOGICA LUDOVICI THOMASSINI - presbyeri vcongregationis oratorii D. Jesu / EN 7 VOMES : TOMES 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7. / COMPLET.

      APUD LUDOVICUM VIVES, BIBLIOPOLAM EDITOREM 1864 - R320084210: XII + 656 + 597 + 816 + 725 + 632 + 681 + 205 pages - Texte sur 2 colonnes - Plats jaspés - Coins émoussés - Etiquette collée en coiffe en tête et en coiffe en pied - Dos insolés - Titre, filet et tomaison dorés au dos. OUVRAGES EN LATIN. / SOMMAIRE DE LA TOMAISON : tOme I : De deo, deique proprietatibus. Tome II: De Deo, Deique Proprietatibus. Tomes III-IV: De Incarnatione Verbi Dei. Tomes V-VI: Tractatus Reliqui. Tome VII: Index Rerum et Personarum. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos fané. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 470-Langues italiques. Latin [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Panorama della strada ferrata delli Appennini. Bologna, Pistoja, Firenze.

      Bologna, Lit. Giulio Wenk, 1864, 8vo mezza tela con bella cop. orig. con fig. in lit. (monumenti di Bologna e Firenze) all'interno rip. a soffietto il famoso "Panorama" di metri 2 e 90 stampato in litografia a colori (a volo d'uccello tutto il percorso nella valle del Reno ecc.) Non é presente, come sempre, il fascicoletto di 12 pp.

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        North Australia: its physical geography and natural history.

      Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1864. Octavo; in pebble-grain cloth. First edition of a rare pamphlet that comprises a history of discovery, exploration and settlement of northern Australia. Dedicated to Ferdinand von Mueller, this volume was published with a view to highlighting appropriate areas for settlement.It is also a synopsis of the geology, mineralogy, and botany of the area. Woods, an accurate observer of the physical world, made original contributions to Australian geology, palaeontology, and zoology. He was elected a fellow of the Geological Society of London, president of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, and received the gold medal of the Royal Society of New South Wales.From the James Edge-Partington collection, with his bookplate. An odd spot or two, but a good copy.

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        Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

      

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        Nivellement général de la France.

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

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        Railroad, Township & Distance Map of New England With Adjacent Portions of New York, Canada and New Brunswick. Cover title: G. Woolworth Colton's County & Township Railroad Map of New England Showing every Station &ct.

      New York. G. Woolworth Colton. 1864. Hand-colored folded map contained in an embossed folder 6 x 4 inches; publisher and map title in gold letters on the cover. A listing of Colton Maps, Atlases, and Globes is present on the front cover's interior. Unfolded, the map is approximately 38.5 inches by 27.5 inches.There are breaks at several folds of the thin tissue on which the map is printed. There is an oval tan stain in the map's left border, a consequence of the glue which attaches the map to the folder. A thin tan line 1.25 inch in length is present along one of the folds in northern Maine. The date 1864 is printed on the map. Overall, the map is in very good condition--a most attractive and delicately rendered presentation. A Distance Table is provided outside the map proper; also an inset map (Enlarged Scale) titled Eastern Portion of Massachusetts.

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        Our Mutual Friend

      

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        Our Mutual Friend (In the Original Monthly Parts and with the Rare Misprint in Part 10 Advertiser, Page 13)

      London [May 1864-November 1865]: Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Original Wraps. In the original monthly parts, 20 parts in 19. Original green printed wrappers; ALL wrappers are correct. ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver are present, except for the rare ad "The Economic Life Assurance Society" following the plates in part 14. FIRST ISSUE of the wrappers, without the imprint at the foot of front wrapper of part 1. In the Advertiser of part 10, Hatton & Cleaver states, "In a few copies seen, p. 13 was misprinted "31." The present copy has this misprint. The plates are very good to fine; the text and wrappers are clean and bright and without repair. Part 9 with text unopened. Several spines are expertly and invisibly renewed. Our Mutual Friend has more of the Advertiser ads than any of Dickens' other works, having 320 pages and 89 insets and slips in the rear of the parts. Altogether a brilliant set, lacking just one (rare) ad and having the first issue points in the wrappers and a rare misprint in the Advertiser of part 10. This fine set is the best we are likely to find, and it has a pedigree - it is from the famed (Thomas) Hatton & Cleaver collection. Housed in a handsome purple quarter-leather slipcase, with chemise.

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        Our Mutual Friend . . . With Illustrations by Marcus Stone.

      First edition, parts issue. London: Chapman and Hall, 1864-65. 20 parts in 19, as issued, 8vo, original pictorial blue wrappers. 40 plates. Dickens' penultimate novel, here in its first appearance in the parts issue. Our Mutual Friend contained more pages of advertising and advertising slips than any other novel in parts by Dickens, and it is rare to find sets that contain all the ads as described by Hatton & Cleaver; this copy is no exception, but it does have the majority of them. Of the 320 pages of advertisements, all are present. Of the 89 individual inserted ads and slips, 83 are present: lacking is Hatton & Cleaver's slip number 4 in part 2; slip number 2 in part 8; inserted ad number 4 in part 9; both examples of the "scarce" "Economic Life Assurance Society" ads in parts 14 & 18; and ad number 2 in the back of part 16. The often lacking "Foreign Bank Notes" slip in part 19/20 is present, and the uncommon typo of 31 for 13 is present in the advertisements in part 10. First and final parts a bit soiled; the lower wrapper on the final part chipped and creased; minor loss to six spines; some light foxing; overall a very good, unsophisticated set, enclosed in a custom clamshell box.

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        Our Mutual Friend. FIRST EDITION. With illustrations by Marcus Stone. XX original parts in XIX.

      Chapman & Hall. 1864-65 Orig. green pictorial wrappers; some sl. chipped at fore-edge, spines cracking in places, the occasional tear; several spines carefully repaired, spine defective Part XVIII. In dark blue cloth fold-over box.Collated with Hatton & Cleaver. A good-plus set, retaining nearly all the original advertisements. With the following omissions: Part XI, lacks slip to follow plates; Part XIV, lacks 4pp Economic Life Assurance ad. to follow plates (often missing); Part XVI, lacks 2pp ad. for Mappin, Webb & Co.; Part XIX/XX, lacks 4pp Economic Life Assurance ad. to follow plates. The De Jongh's ad. in Part IX is in a different state from that described in H&C; The 4pp ad. for Chapman & Hall in Part VI is bound in upside down. N.B. With the slip for Foreign Bank Notes in Part XIX/XX, 'often found wanting'.

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        Further Papers on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation...

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode for HMSO, 1863, 1864. Tall quarto volume containing two above-titled publications relating to convict transportation; bound with other material related to Scottish prisons, Poor Relief and other legal matters; all in fine condition, green cloth with red leather spine label. A fascinating selection of documents relating to the last years of convict life in Australia.This collection of bound parliamentary papers contains two publications titled 'Further Papers on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation' dated July 1863 and February 1864 respectively. Both print a selection of correspondence between Australian Governors and the Secretary of State regarding the convict system. At this stage transportation had ceased to all colonies excepting Western Australia where it continued on a limited scale until 1867.Accordingly, these two publications form a detailed record of the final years of the convict system in Western Australia. Aside from discussion of finance and logistics, several of Governor Hampton's dispatches concern the selection of men best suited to the conditions of his colony. Much of the success of transportation to Western Australia lay with the selection of men suitable for assigned labour and the relatively lenient ticket-of-leave system here practised (in contrast to the indiscriminate transportation of large numbers of felons to Van Diemen's Land in the 1840s that caused widespread social upheaval and disruption). Of additional interest is a dispatch titled 'Breaking up of the convict establishment at Bermuda, and transfer of Prisoners to Western Australia' that includes correspondence between the Governor of Bermuda and the Secretary of State on the subject.Dispatches from Tasmania include a report of three pages on the convict establishment at Port Arthur followed by a breakdown of the number and description of convicts for the year 1862. Overall, correspondence from the Governors of other Australian colonies report widespread public hostility to any possibility of a return to the convict system. Fuelled by rumours that transportation was once again before British parliament for consideration, these 'Memorials against Transportation' played an important part in forming a confident and distinct Australian national identity.

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        Contes à Ninon

      The first edition of the author's first book.Contemporary half red shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in five compartments with gilt fillets and triple gilt frames, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, collector's blindstamp to head of one endpaper, speckled edges.Handsome, rare autograph inscription to this text from Emile Zola to a monsieur Boucher. Faint dampstain to the first 70 pages, a little light foxing.There are very few inscribed copies of this text.                                   J. Hetzel & A. Lacroix Paris 1864 11x18cm relié

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        Eureka

      First edition of the French translation by Charles Baudelaire and of wich no leading copies exists.Binding half morocco garnet with corners, back with five nerves, gilded tail date marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, covers and backs preserved restored, gilded head, elegant binding signed Dreneau.Rare copy free of freckles and pleasantly set in modern binding with covers while most copies are modestly related to the contemporary. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1864 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Estudios sobre la América. Conquista, Colonización, Gobiernos Coloniales y Gobiernos Independientes (4 Bände in 1).

      Habana, El Iris bzw. La Prensa, 1864/70. - Mit 1 lithographischen Portrait, 3 Blatt, V, 314 Seiten, 130 Seiten, 129 Seiten, 162 Seiten, 15 Seiten Index, Halbleinen der Zeit, 25,5 x 17,5 cm, Einband berieben, Ecken bestossen, innen leicht stockfleckig. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Photographic Historical Portrait Gallery, consisting of a series of portraits, principally from miniatures, in the most celebrated collections in England. Accompanied by copious illustrative lette

      London, Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Scott, and Co 1864 - Quarter leather with marbled boards and gilt detailing along the spine and leather edges. General wear to boards with top corners being heavily frayed and minor fraying to bottom edges, rubbing to spine ends and heavy rubbing to marbled boards and some chipping to rear. 50 plates with the silver still intact and the pictures still very detailed and bright with minor toning and foxing to pages. Leonida Caldesi was born in Florence, Italy in 1823 and arrived in England as a political refugee around 1850, though whether he was a photographer at this time is not clear. His brother Vincenzo (1817-1870) served as a major on the staff of the Italian patriot and revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882). - Comparatively little is known about Caldesi's career though he was one of the leading London photographers during the 1850's and was acknowledged by contemporaries as one of the foremost photographers of fine art from the 1850's to the 1870's. This rare example of his work is in excellen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sammelband mit 168 Theaterzetteln zu Aufführungen im Theater zu Frankfurt am Main.

      Frankfurt, 10.5.1864 - 6.10. 1864. HLwd d. Zt. 32 x 23 cm. Das reiche Programm umfasste neben trivialen Stücken heute vergessener Autoren auch diverse Opern und Operetten von Mozart, Richard Wagner, Beethoven, Jacques Offenbach, Flotow, Verdi u. a. Das Repertoire reichte von Goethe und Schiller bis zu Komödien in hessischer Mundart. - Insgesamt in guter und frischer Erhaltung! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        La Cité antique

      Paris: Durand,, 1864. Étude sur le culte, le droit, les institutions de la Grèce et de Rome. Octavo (214 x 135 mm). Contemporary dark green half shagreen by Gustave Schildknecht of Brussels (ticket to front pastedown), black morocco label, raised bands with dotted roll gilt, spine tips with rules and rolls gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, edges speckled black. Early 20th-century ticket of Librairie Pierre Berès to front free endpaper, monogram book label to front pastedown, early inscription to half-title. Slight wear to joints and corners of boards, the occasional light spot to contents. A very good copy. First edition of the author's best known work, published at a time of renewed interest in religious history. "Its fundamental idea is that the beliefs of man are the determinants, and even the creators, of his institutions. In the preface to La Cité antique Coulanges wrote: 'The past never completely dies for men. Man may forget it, but he keeps it with him always. For such as he himself is in each epoch he is the product and résumé of all anterior epochs. If he descends into his own soul, he can rediscover there these different epochs, and distinguish them according to the impress which each had made on him.' (?) In antiquity Fustel found that religious beliefs were most powerful. Starting with the origins of the Greek and the Roman family, he discovered that the family group was built around the worship of deceased ancestors. Upon this cult of the dead was imposed a second religion: that of the forces of nature which was better adapted to social progress. This formed a sort of common denominator to all families and presided at the rise of cities, replacing diversity by unity of belief. The city was still modelled after the family; it had its hearth, its god, and its cult. Its law and institutions drew their roots from religion. In time men developed other interests and demanded new sanctions. A series of revolutions led to changes in government and in civil laws; the priest-king yielded to an oligarchy and that in turn to democracies. As the horizon of men widened, local deities were merged: 'la fusion des divinités locales prepara insensiblement la fusion des cités.' Thus a larger unity was presaged. Greek cosmopolitanism weakened the sense of patriotism, and Rome made the whole of the Mediterranean basin her own. The many cities yielded to one. With the advent of Christianity, however, a wedge was driven between religion and government, and with the ruin of the old religions, came the ruin of the old institutions. The new faith established a new society" (James Westfall Thompson & Bernard J. Holm, A History of Historical Writing, Volume 2, 1943, pp. 364?5).

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