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        Storia d'Italia dal 1815 fino alla promulgazione del Regno d'Italia narrata al popolo.

      Angelo Usigli Editore,, Firenze, 1864 - 2 volumi in-4° (cm. 28,8), legatura coeva in m. pelle, titolo e decorazioni in oro ai dorsi con nervi (lieve usura a una cerniera), fogli di guardia marmorizzati; pp. VIII 962 [2], [4] 978 in buono stato, con ricchissimo apparato iconografico di 80 tavole f.t. in litografia (disegnate per lo più da Castagnola e Moricci e incise a Firenze da Ballagny e figli; lieve brunitura uniforme, fioriture sparse, strappo riparato alla sola p.297 del primo tomo. Edizione originale di una monumentale opera sul Risorgimento italiano. Buon esemplare completo di tutte le tavole di una tra le più belle e ricche opere risorgimentali.

      [Bookseller: Gabriele Maspero Libri Antichi]
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        Geognostischer Führer zu dem Laacher See und seiner vulkanischen Umgebung

      1864 - 596-2pp Bonn, Max Cohen & Sohn, 1864, in-16, 596-2pp, pleine percaline rouge, Guide du lac volcanique "Laacher See" (en allemand), se situant dans l'Eifel, en Rhénanie-Palatinat. Il s'agit d'un lac de cratère occupant en quasi-totalité une caldeira formée il y a environ 13 000 ans. Annotation de l'auteur "en hommage à monsieur Deville". Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris. Quelques tableaux explicatifs. Bon état. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Eureka

      - Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1864, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese di Charles Baudelaire e per la quale non è stato redatto grandi giornali. Binding metà marocco granato con gli angoli, di nuovo con cinque nervi, dorati data coda carta marmorizzata piatti, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, copertine e dorsi conservata restaurata, la testa dorata, elegante vincolante siglato Dreneau. copia rara libera di lentiggini e piacevolmente impostare nella moderna legame con le coperture, mentre la maggior parte delle copie sono modestamente in relazione al periodo. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Charles Baudelaire et pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi maroquin grenat à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date dorée en queue, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, couvertures et dos restauré conservés, tête dorée, élégante reliure signée de Dreneau. Rare exemplaire exempt de rousseur et agréablement établi en reliure moderne avec les couvertures alors que la plupart des exemplaires sont modestement reliés à l'époque.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Eine afrikanische Tropen-Insel. Fernando Póo und die Bube dargestellt auf Grund einer Reise im Auftrag der k. k. Geographischen Gesellschaft in Wien. [Und in Beibindung:] DERS. In Deutsch-Ostafrika während des Aufstandes. Reise der Hans Meyer?schen Expedition in USAMBARA.

      8. IX(1), 150 S. mit 1 kl. Titelvign., 16 Illustr. im Text, auf Tafelseiten sowie auf 1 doppelblattgr. Tafel v. Hans Fischer u. Franz Zimerman, nach Skizzen des Verfassers sowie 1 mehrf. gef., farb. Karte und VIII, 224 S. mit 18 Illustr. v. Ludwig Hans Fischer u. Franz Zimerman nach Skizzen des Verfassers, sowie nach Photographien, und einer (mehrf. gefalteten) farbigen Originalkarte. Leinenbd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückentit. u. blindgepr. Deckelrahmen. Unteres Kapital u. Ecken bestoßen u. berieben, Text papierbedingt gebräunt u. z. Tl. fingerfleckig, im hint. Falz aufgeplatzt. Henze I, 200 ff. Die überaus seltene Promotionsarbeit des bedeutenden österreichischen Afrika-Forschers Oscar Baumann (1864-1899). Seine gründlichen Aufnahmen über die Besteigung des Durmitors, während einer Reise durch Montenegro im Jahr 1883, bewegten Oskar Lenz, der 1885 die österreichisch-ungarische Kongo-Expedition vorbereitete, ihn einzuladen, die Expedition als Topograph zu begleiten. B. erkrankte jedoch nahe Stanley Falls, und wurde in einem Lager zurückgelassen, wo er während seines Aufenthaltes die Swahili-Sprache erlernte. Seine Rekonvaleszenz verbrachte er auf der Insel Fernando Póo, von deren Hauptstadt aus er eine zweimonatige Rundreise antrat und mit seinen Beobachtungen wertvolle Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Insel und ihrer Bewohner, der Bube, von deren Sprache er zwei Vokabularien zusammenstellte, lieferte. - 1887 promovierte B. in Leipzig mit dem Versuch einer Monographie von Fernando Póo, einer Vorarbeit zu vorliegendem Werk. In dem angebundenen Werk beschreibt B. eine Reise, die ihn als Begleiter des deutschen Forschungsreisenden Hans Meyer 1888 nach Ostafrika führte, um den Kilimandscharo zu bezwingen. Die Expedition durchquerte - von der Ostküste ausgehend - die damals noch völlig unbekannte Gebirgslandschaft zwischen den Flüssen Pangani und Umba. Wegen an der Küste ausgebrochener Araber-Unruhen sahen sie sich am südlichen Pare-Gebirge zur Umkehr gezwungen. Das Ergebnis dieser Expedition war die erste topographische Aufnahme von Usambra. Seine kartografischen und ethnologischen Aufzeichnungen waren für die schnell folgende wirtschaftliche Erschließung des Landes von unschätzbarem Wert. (vgl. dazu: Ausstellungskat. ?Abenteuer Ostafrika?. S.147).

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        Die Thermen von Neuenahr und dessen Umgebungen mit Bezug auf Natur, Kunst und Geschichte. Ein vollständiger Führer für Curgäste.

      Verlag T. Habicht, Bonn o.J. (1864). X/(2)/180 S. und eine Ansicht von Bad Neuenahr (Stahlstich/Frontispiz), Kl.-8°., Halbledereinband der Zeit, Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, Papier etwas gebräunt, vereinzelt etwas braun-/stockfleckig und leicht knickspurig, der Stahlstich am Rand etwas knapp beschnitten (dadurch etwas Text-, aber kein Abbildungsverlust), [Es handelt sich hier um ein Exemplar, das mit zeitgenössischer Tinte auf dem Titelblatt als \"Geschäfts-Exemplar\" bezeichnet ist und vermutlich das Handexemplar der Kurverwaltung bzw. der \"Actiengesellschaft\" war. Erkennbar auch an einigen handschriftlichen zeitgenössischen Ergänzungen in Tinte im Randbereich einiger Seiten; besonders interessant ist ein fünfseitiger tabellarischer handschriftlicher Anhang, der für die Jahre 1864 bis 1893 jeweils Anzahl und Nationalität der Kurgäste auflistet] selten, in dieser Form des ergänzten Handexemplars Unikat, Versand D: 4,90 EUR Bad Neuenahr, Kur, Kurgäste, Bäder, das Bad und seine Einrichtungen, Curhotel, Kurhotel, Thermalwasser, Mineralwasser, Ahr, Ahrtal, Weidenbach, Anton Joseph,

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        New Sectional Map of the State of Illinois

      New York: J. H. Colton. Very Good. 1864. Hardcover. An early and detailed pocket map of Illinois. Brown decoratively stamped binding with bright gilt imprint has light rubbing on edges. The clean and crisp hand-colored map measures 42" x 29", with a few fold corner holes and light soil. Engraved by S. Stiles, New York. Two insets show the Alton and St. Louis region and the Galena lead district, and prairies, swamps, and railroads are marked. John Mason Peck, one of the map contributors, traveled Illinois as a Methodist preacher and wrote comprehensive early travel guides of the state. No copies from this year found on OCLC. ; 5 3/4" x 3 1/2" .

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Civil War General R W Johnson - Original Oil Painting, Bible, and Cane

      Items include:1. An original 28" x 34" oil painting by Sarah McKnight. Painting is restored and clean. Framed good with expected wear.2. Original walking stick. Gifted to general R.W. Johnson during the Civil War. Repairs to wood lower area, but very attractive with lots of patina. This walking stick was gifted from Major E.B. Whitman of the Andersonville Prison in Georgia.3. Original Family Bible (of Johnson's wife) with family history.4. An original muster role from Georgia, 1864. 5. 8" x 10" photo black and white copy of a younger R.W. Johnson.

      [Bookseller: Cross and Crown Rare Books]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 - 1864 Wisden : Paperback with Facsimile Spine and Covers

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

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        Harper's Weekly a Journal of Civilization

      U S A: Harper's Weekly 1864. 2 volumes, wear to bindings an scuff marks to boards, illustrated in b/w. Harper's Weekly January to December 1864 plus an 1863 issue, a Frank Leslie's Illustrated and 3 issues of Illustrated London News. Abundant with American Civil War wood engraving. Missing one issue and three leaves, various small holes and tears and repairs, some cuts and loss. In a contemporary half calf with marbled boards, very much the worse for wear, but uncommon in an original binding. . Good. Hard Cover. 1864. Folio.

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        The Nile Basin

      London: 18, Catherine St., Strand.: Tinsley Brothers, 1864 Good, 1st ed, 1864, 3 maps, with the 4 pages of adverts. In the original burgundy embossed cloth, corners & edges lightly bumped & worn. Spine, gilt titles, edges repaired, worn a little along the joints. Internally, [2], [3], (iv) only, [1], 6-65, [1], 2 maps, [1], 68-195, [1], 1 map, [4] adverts, original endpapers, pencil name to verso fep, lacks half title, a few light marks, edges uncut, printed by Bradbury and Evans, Whitefriars, London. (Penzer p74. Casada 49. Alibone 261). Title continues: pt. 1. Showing Tanganyika to be Ptolemy's western lake reservoir : a memoir read before the Royal Geographical Society, November 14, 1864 ; with prefatory remarks / by Richard F. Burton --pt. 2. Captain Speke's discovery of the source of the Nile : a review / by James M'Queen (reprinted by permission from the Morning advertiser). "The melancholy event of September 15th, 1864, which cast a gloom over our meetings at the pleasant "Bath Association," precludes the possibility of my entering into any questions of a private or a personal nature. It would, of course, have been far more congenial to my feelings to have met Captain Speke upon the platform, and to have argued out the affair before the scientific body then assembled. I went down fairly to seek this contest on September 13th. The day for the discussion was appointed for September 16th. Some hundreds of persons were assembled in the rooms of Section E, and when I appeared there it was only to hear that my quondam friend and Nile rival had on the previous afternoon lost his life by the merest accident. I had seen him at 13.0 P.M. ; at 4 P.M. he was a corpse."

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        Metropolitan Police Blotter 27, Twenty-Second Precinct, Johannes....

      1864. Activities in New York City's 22nd Precinct, Located in Hell's Kitchen, in 1864 [Manuscript]. [New York City]. Metropolitan Police Blotter 27, Twenty-Second Precinct, Johannes C. Stott, Captain. [New York, July 29, 1864-October 8, 1864]. [ii], 260, [2] pp. Folio (15" x 9 1/2"). Three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked in period style. Considerable rubbing to boards with loss to marbled paper, corners worn. Light toning, content in neat hand to rectos and versos of all leaves, additional notes to endleaves, negligible dampstaining in a few places, some edgewear to preliminaries and final leaves, pencil drawing of a ship on recto of front free endpaper. An interesting piece of New York City history. * The activity blotter of the 22nd Precinct of the Metropolitan Police under Captain Johannes C. Stott. Located in a rough neighborhood that would later be part of the district known as Hell's Kitchen, the precinct covered the west side of Manhattan between about 42nd and 52nd Streets, with headquarters on 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Its population was comprised mostly of Irish and German immigrants and was notorious for its street gangs, such as the Gophers. Stott commanded 4 sergeants, patrolmen and 2 doormen. The log includes many daily entries, often more than hourly, and includes details on specific crimes. Here are a few examples: On July 29, at 10:15 p.m., they brought in John Rice, aged 17, native of Germany, for felonious assault, "striking the comp't in the head with a stone." The next night at 12:30 came Gottlieb Roaling for "having cut one Christian Emtling in the throat with a lager beer glass." On 16 August, "a boy named Washington Favor employed in Higgins Carpet Factory fell through the hatch from the third floor and...is not expected to recover. The boy is about 11 years old." (You may be glad to know that the boy survived and was working as a theater manager according to the 1880 census). There are many cases involving lost boys and unidentified corpses. In all, this ledger provides a vivid document of daily life in a tough New York City neighborhood at the end of the Civil War era.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 - Original 1864 Wisden Rebound without wrappers Excellent Cond

      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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        Lithographisches Sammelblatt nach J. Gottheil. Berlin, Lith. Anst. v. W. Loeillot. Altona, Uflacker, (vor 1864). Blatt mit 22 Ortsansichten im Tondruck. 46 x 64 cm (Blattgröße 55 x 72 cm).

       1864 Klose/Martius, Holstein 8.- Seltenes Blatt. Wegen des großen Formates sind nur noch wenige Exemplare erhalten.- Mit den schönen Ansichten verschiedenen Formates von Kiel, Plön, Preetz, Altona, Itzehoe, Oldesloe u.a.- Blatt etwas gebräunt und mit einigen Randläsionen im Außensteg. Einige Stockflecken und je ein ca. 10 bis 15 cm breiter Feuchtrand auf der rechten und linken Bildseite. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Sketches by Boz Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. With Forty Illustrations by George Cruikshank

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1864. New Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Pictorial 2nd title, illustrations, 526p. Later polished green leather. "Guild of Women-Binders" stamped on inner dentelle. Small pictorial Dickensonian figure on front cover and another on back cover. Cover neatly reattached. Tipped in on a blank leaf at the front is a brief 1830 letter from Cruikshank to someone in Fleet Street named Ackerman. Cruikshank asks to see some illustrations by "Williams." Bound in after the letter is what appears to be an original black and white sketch (a self-portrait) by Cruikshank. Stamped along the bottom of the sketch "Sold by H. A. Rogers, 41 North Street, Manchester Square 1882."

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        The Nile Basin.

      London: 18, Catherine St., Strand.: Tinsley Brothers, 1864 Good, 1st ed, 1864, 3 maps, with the 4 pages of adverts. In the original burgundy embossed cloth, corners & edges lightly bumped & worn. Spine, gilt titles, edges repaired, worn a little along the joints. Internally, [2], [3], (iv) only, [1], 6-65, [1], 2 maps, [1], 68-195, [1], 1 map, [4] adverts, original endpapers, pencil name to verso fep, lacks half title, a few light marks, edges uncut, printed by Bradbury and Evans, Whitefriars, London. (Penzer p74. Casada 49. Alibone 261). Title continues: pt. 1. Showing Tanganyika to be Ptolemy's western lake reservoir : a memoir read before the Royal Geographical Society, November 14, 1864 ; with prefatory remarks / by Richard F. Burton --pt. 2. Captain Speke's discovery of the source of the Nile : a review / by James M'Queen (reprinted by permission from the Morning advertiser). "The melancholy event of September 15th, 1864, which cast a gloom over our meetings at the pleasant "Bath Association," precludes the possibility of my entering into any questions of a private or a personal nature. It would, of course, have been far more congenial to my feelings to have met Captain Speke upon the platform, and to have argued out the affair before the scientific body then assembled. I went down fairly to seek this contest on September 13th. The day for the discussion was appointed for September 16th. Some hundreds of persons were assembled in the rooms of Section E, and when I appeared there it was only to hear that my quondam friend and Nile rival had on the previous afternoon lost his life by the merest accident. I had seen him at 13.0 P.M. ; at 4 P.M. he was a corpse."

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        Sketches by Boz Illustrative of Every-Day Life and Every-Day People. With Forty Illustrations by George Cruikshank

      Chapman & Hall, London 1864 - Pictorial 2nd title, illustrations, 526p. Later polished green leather. "Guild of Women-Binders" stamped on inner dentelle. Small pictorial Dickensonian figure on front cover and another on back cover. Cover neatly reattached. Tipped in on a blank leaf at the front is a brief 1830 letter from Cruikshank to someone in Fleet Street named Ackerman. Cruikshank asks to see some illustrations by "Williams." Bound in after the letter is what appears to be an original black and white sketch (a self-portrait) by Cruikshank. Stamped along the bottom of the sketch "Sold by H. A. Rogers, 41 North Street, Manchester Square 1882." [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        ROBINSON CRUSOE

      PRANG. SHAPE BOOK. ROBINSON CRUSOE [by Daniel Defoe] designed by Lydia L. Very. Boston: L. Prang, no date, circa 1864. 8vo, pictorial wraps, some edge wear, VG. Diecut in the shape of Robinson Crusoe every page is delicately illustrated in color by Very with text in the middle of each page. Rare.

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

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

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        L'Architecture Privee Au XIXme Siecle Sous Napoleon III, Nouvelle Maison de Paris Et Des Environs

      Paris: Morel & Cie, 1864. First edition. Hardcover. Quarter green morocco, gilt lettered spine marbled boards and marbled endpapers. Very good. 2 vols. in 3. 39 pages in text. 43 x 35.5 cm. 3 engraved titles, 224 plates, eight are double-paged. Contents of three volumes: Private Hotels (Hotels Prives), Residences (Maison A Loyer), and Estates (Villas Suburbaines ) -- most plates to scale. An architect by training, Daly was the editor from 1839 to 1888 of the "Revue générale de l'architecture et des travaux publics (RGA)", one of the leading architectural journals on both sides of the Atlantic during the nineteenth century and was himself an influential architectural critic. Interior contents fresh, bright and sharp; cover rubbed and scuffed. Owner signature dated 1877. AVERY p.238.

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        Metropolitan Police Blotter 27, Twenty-Second Precinct, Johannes....

      1864. Activities in New York City's 22nd Precinct, Located in Hell's Kitchen, in 1864 [Manuscript]. [New York City]. Metropolitan Police Blotter 27, Twenty-Second Precinct, Johannes C. Stott, Captain. [New York, July 29, 1864-October 8, 1864]. [ii], 260, [2] pp. Folio (15" x 9 1/2"). Three-quarter calf over marbled boards, rebacked in period style. Considerable rubbing to boards with loss to marbled paper, corners worn. Light toning, content in neat hand to rectos and versos of all leaves, additional notes to endleaves, negligible dampstaining in a few places, some edgewear to preliminaries and final leaves, pencil drawing of a ship on recto of front free endpaper. An interesting piece of New York City history. $6,000. * The activity blotter of the 22nd Precinct of the Metropolitan Police under Captain Johannes C. Stott. Located in a rough neighborhood that would later be part of the district known as Hell's Kitchen, the precinct covered the west side of Manhattan between about 42nd and 52nd Streets, with headquarters on 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. Its population was comprised mostly of Irish and German immigrants and was notorious for its street gangs, such as the Gophers. Stott commanded 4 sergeants, patrolmen and 2 doormen. The log includes many daily entries, often more than hourly, and includes details on specific crimes. Here are a few examples: On July 29, at 10:15 p.m., they brought in John Rice, aged 17, native of Germany, for felonious assault, "striking the comp't in the head with a stone." The next night at 12:30 came Gottlieb Roaling for "having cut one Christian Emtling in the throat with a lager beer glass." On 16 August, "a boy named Washington Favor employed in Higgins Carpet Factory fell through the hatch from the third floor and...is not expected to recover. The boy is about 11 years old." (You may be glad to know that the boy survived and was working as a theater manager according to the 1880 census). There are many cases involving lost boys and unidentified corpses. In all, this ledger provides a vivid document of daily life in a tough New York City neighborhood at the end of the Civil War era.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 - Original 1864 Wisden Rebound without wrappers Excellent Cond

      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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        Etude sur la Castramétation des Romains et sur leurs institutions militaires.

      1864. DUMAINE J.. 1864. In-12.Carré. Relié. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs. Rare ouvrage de 495 pages. Etiquette de code sur la coiffe en-tête et tampons de bibliothèque sur la page de titre et dans quelques marges. INTROUVABLE

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        Dictionnaire encyclopédique des sciences médicales.

      100 Bände. (alles Erschienene). Mit zahlreichen Textholzschnitten und einigen gestochenen Tafeln. Grüne Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 24 x 15,5 cm. Herausgegeben von Jacques Raige-Delorme, Amédée Dechambre, L. Lereboullet und L. Hahn. Das Werk erschien in 5 nicht nummerisch, sondern alphabetisch geordneten Serien: Serie 1 (36 Bde.), Serie 4 (16 Bde.), Serie 2 (27 Bde.), Serie 3 (18 Bde.) und Serie 5 (3 Bde.). - Im gleichen Jahr (1864) kam auch der erste Band des Dictionnaire encyclopedique des sciences medicales heraus, an dem hundertneunundsiebzig Autoren, darunter Pasteur und Littre, unter der Leitung von A. Dechambre, mitarbeiteten: dieses monumentale Werk stellt das gesamte medizinische Wissen der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts dar (R. Toellner, Illustrierte Geschichte der Medizin 6, 3020). - Teilweise etwas berieben und bestoßen, Rücken aufgehellt, mit kleinen Abweichungen in Farbe und Größe, 1 Band mit einseitig gelöstem Rücken. Einige Bände mit angeplatzten Innengelenken, teilweise mit gestempeltem Vorsatz oder Reihentitel, Vorsätze leicht gebräunt, innen sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. Insgesamt dekorative Reihe!

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        Italy: Illustrated and Described

      Blackie and Son Ltd, 1864. Hardcover. Good. 1864. First Edition. 164 + 168 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Black cloth boards. Folio. 12' x 10'.Coming in black library boards with new white endpapers, a gilt number to base of spine and labels to the front pastedown. The original ffep is missing, but frontis and title page with engraved vignette- both with spotting. Thereafter the text and all 65 engraved plates are in very good, clean condition. Inc. the two by Samuel Prout, many by W. Brockedon.A firm binding with marbled page ends. Some spotting to the edge of the playes, and now and again to the verso of, but overall a solid and attractive- and scarce book.

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        History of the Recent Discoveries at Cyrene,

      Day & son, London, 1864 - Made during an Expedition to the Cyrenaica in 1860-61, under the Auspices of her Majesty's Government. Folio. xvi, 117pp. Lithographed frontispiece. 87 plates, maps, and illustrations, including 22 full-page tinted lithographs, 10 full-page line drawings after inscriptions, and 16 mounted original photographic prints. Original cloth, slightly worn, internally slightly spotted and binding loose, otherwise good, gilt top. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zwei Vorstellungen von denen die erste um 4 Uhr und die zweite um 7 Uhr beginnt. - Orientalisches Manoever geritten von 12 Damen.

      (Frankfurt), Montag, den 12. September 1864. Mehrfach gefalt. Plaket auf gelbem Papier. Mit 2 Abbildungen in Holzschnitt Blattgr.: 76 x 60 cm. Unter den vielen Attraktionen des Abends sind mehrere Nummern von Kunstreiten, u. a. auch \"Herr Slezak in seinen Produktionen auf ungesatteltem Pferde, wird als Jockey u. a. mehrere Sprünge u. zwar frei von der Erde sans touche le cheval par la main auf ein 5 Fuß hohes Pferd während es im stärksten Cours läuft ausführen\" - die amüsante große Abbildung verrät aber eine Clowns-Nummer, der mutige Artist ist kurz vor dem Abwurf von einem bockigen Esel zu sehen, im Manegenstaub liegt bereits ein Kollege! Auch zu sehen und zu hören sind: Der Violin-Virtuosen Clown Hr. Price, der \"Meloman\", der auf einer nur einer Saite bespannten Violine \"Lucia di Lammermoor\" zum Besten gibt, eine \"Kraftproduction der 3 Athleten\" und weitere vergnügliche und erstaunliche Produktionen! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Mexico y sus Alrededores.

      45,5/34 cm. 1 Blatt, 32 S. (Vortitel, Titel und Text) + 31 Tafeln mit Lithographien. Leinen der Zeit mit goldener Deckelprägung. Gelbes Vorsatz. Rücken an den Gelenken gering beschädigt, Deckel z.T. gering verfärbt. Innen durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, auch die Tafeln. Vorderes fl Vorsatz mit einer eigenhändigen zeitgenössischen Widmung an eine B. Fischer mit unleserlicher Unterschrift (Parada de Sitman?). Erste Ausgabe. * Prächtigstes Ansichtenwerk aus Mexiko im 19. Jahrhundert mit herrlichen Ansichten. Die Angaben zu den Tafeln schwanken. Da das Werk in Lieferungen erschien und über einen Zeitraum von 2 Jahren gibt es die Ausgaben wohl mit unterschiedlicher Tafelzahl. 1864 erschien eine erweiterte Auflage bei der z.T. auch Tafeln verändert wurden. XXXX - Besuchen Sie mich auf der 31. Antiquariatsmesse Antiquaria vom 26.-28. Januar 2017 in Ludwigsburg - XXXX

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        The Principles of Biology, 2 Volumes.

      Edinburgh, Williams and Norgate, 1864-67. 8vo. Bound in one nice contemporary half calf with five raised bands and red leather title-label with gilt lettering. Marbled edges. A very nice and clean copy. VIII, 495, (1) VIII, 560 pp. The scarce first edition (in book form) of this magnum opus of biology, in which Spencer coined the term survival of the fittest. This survival of the fittest, which I have here sought to express in mechanical terms, is that which Mr Darwin has called natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life''. (Spencer, Herbert. The Principles of Biology, Vol. I, p. 444).Together with Charles Darwin and Thomas Huxley, Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903) was responsible for the acceptance of the theory of evolution. His greatest and most influential work in this connection was his The Principles of Biology, which forms the biological part of his grand project for a Synthetic Philosophy, which he worked on from 1862 to 1893. It is on this work that his fame today mainly rests, not least because it was here that he was the first to use the term survival of the fittest and due to this work that he greatly helped spread the acceptance of the theory of evolution.The Principles of Biology attempted to reconcile the new Darwinian theory of natural selection with the Lamarckian mechanism of acquired characteristics which Spencer had endorsed long before publication of the Origin of the Species. In Spencer's view, while the Darwinian theory could explain most of biological evolution, the Lamarckian mechanism was necessary to explain 'higher' evolution, and especially the social behavior of humanity. Both theories however, instantiated the principle of evolution. In this sense, therefore, it is incorrect to characterize Spencer as a follower of Darwin. Although he coined the phrase 'survival of the fittest', and is often misrepresented as a thinker who merely applied the Darwininan theory to society, he did not aim to generalize Darwin, but rather to show that natural selection could be accommodated within an overarching principle of evolution that Spencer had independently developed. Biological organisms could be shown to progress, both as individuals and as species, from simple, undifferentiated, homogeneity to complex, differentiated, heterogeneity; the Darwinian theory was only of significance in providing a partial explanation for this universally observed tendency (Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophy vol. 2:1055).Spencer saw higher forms emerging from a gradual process of adaptation to the environment. The Principles of Biology analyzes the principal mechanisms by which this occurs and relates them to the specialized structures and function of plants and animals. (D.S.B.: XII, 571).The work was originally issued to subscribers in parts from January 1863 to October 1864 (Vol. I) and January 1865 to March 1867 (Vol. II).

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        THE SMALL HOUSE AT ALLINGTON. Two Volumes

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1864. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo. TWO VOLUMES. First Issue with 'hobbledehoya" on page 33 and page 70 misnumbered "o". 312, 316pp. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in 3/4 blue morocco over light blue cloth, raised bands with compartments decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispieces age toned and chipped at outer margins not affecting the illustration itself. Spines slightly fading; cloth fading at top of boards; a lovely set.

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        A Chronicle of England 55 BC - 1485 AD, London 1864

      A Chronicle of England 55 BC - 1485 AD, London 1864, John Doyle A Chronicle of England 55 BC - 1485 AD, London 1864, John DoylePublished by Longmans and Green, LondonIn a magnificent full red Morocco gilt binding I do believe this copy is the equal of any offered today at any price and definitely superior to most..condition is great, colours are fresh and bright.Written and illustrated by John Doyle, the designs engraved and printed in colour by Edmund Evans of London.The text within borders is perfect, clean as new as are the superb bright plates. Title in red and black.The binding uses heavy beveled edge boards with extensive gilt borders and central arms to both front and rear, the spine with high raised bands with fleur de lies in compartments...swirl marbled end papers, all ends gilt, nothing loose or out of line, a few slight rubs to the binding and bottom edge...joints perfect.Light inscription to the first owner dated 1864.Both the book and its binding are as English as you could be and in truly lovely condition throughout......81 illustrations.It measures 220 x 280 x 60 mm'sPlease view the images for more information

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        Lettres Autographes Signées de Lydie Demirgian. (12 LAS. 1 CAS)

      Lettres Autographes Signées de Lydie Demirgian (violoniste) à son amie Yvonne Astruc (1864-1938 violoniste). 12 LAS et 1 CAS datées de 1933 à 1938. Correspondances. Joint programme.9 pages Format in-8°(21x12), 3 pages avec adresse au dos (16x11) et une carte de visite, manuscrites et signées. Très bon état.

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        LE PERIGORD JOURNAL DE LA DORDOGNE - TREIZIEME ANNEE 1864 - LOT DE 360 NUMEROS .

      LE PERIGORD JOURNAL DE LA DORDOGNE 1864 - R300172566: Lot de 360 numéros du journal de la Dordogne le Périgord treizieme année 1864- 4 pages pour chacun des numéros - Contient les n° 1 au n°360. Contient les n° 1 au n°360. In-Plano En feuillets. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 908.447-Régionalisme : Aquitaine [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Portrait Heinrich Wölfflin. Lithographie.

      Signiert. Im Stein o.l. betitelt "Wölfflin. Auf Japanpapier. 43 x 29 cm (Darstellung). 50 x 40 cm (Papier). Portrait als Schulterstück des bedeutensten schweizer Kunsthistorikers Heinrich Wölfflin (1864 Winterthur - 1945 Zürich). - Großmann ist in Berlin als Graphiker, u.a. Buchillustrationen und Porträts von Berühmtheiten tätig. 1928 wird er Professor an der Kunsthochschule Berlin nach 1934 wird er als Professor abgesetzt, viele seiner Werke werden von den Nationalsozialisten als entartet diffamiert und konfisziert. - Vorwiegend im Rand leichte Knickspuren. Wenige Braunfleckchen, zumeist im Randbereich.

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        Autograph quotation signed ("Prof. Dr. Joh. Purkyne"). Prague, 6. IV. 1864.

      1864. Small oblong 8vo. 1 p. "Gang- und gäbe Phrasen unseres constitutionellen Zeitalters. || Das Princip - ist die Theorie, die Moral, das Sollen - die Tugend | Praxis, Op[p]ortunität, führen zum fait accomplit. | Führen gar oft zur Sünde, zum Unglück, zu grausem Verbrechen, | Doch des Frommen Sinn sieht nur das Gute darin. | Wenn das Meer im Frieden dahinwallt, glaubst du, der Sturm wars | Welcher die Flotte verschlang, der nun den Frieden gebracht? | Doch ists wahr: die Menschheit erhebt sich stets jung aus dem Tode, | Und wer das Leben gewann freut sich des goldenen Lichts [...]". Purkinje is known for his discovery of Purkinje fibres, the fibrous tissue that conducts electrical impulses to all parts of the ventricles of the heart. Other discoveries include Purkinje images, reflections of objects from structures of the eye, and the Purkinje shift, the change in the brightness of red and blue colours as light intensity decreases gradually at dusk. Purkyne also introduced the scientific terms "plasma" and "protoplasm". During the last years of his life (from which thre present quotation dates), Purkinje "repeatedly stressed the importance of science and knowledge in practical life. His work [...] was of great importance in the Czech national revival and exerted a lasting effect on the subsequent development of science in his country" (DSB XI, 217).

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        Dictionnaire encyclopédique des sciences médicales

      Dechambre, A. [Amédée] Lereboullet, L. [Léon] et al. (éd./directeurs) / Autorenkollektiv. Dictionnaire encyclopédique des sciences médicales. Paris, P. Asselin, successeur de Labé, Victor Masson et fils, 1864 - 1889. 1889. 100 Bände. Rote Halblederbände der Zeit mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln. 24 x 15,5 cm. Sehr gut erhalten !! Dieses Standardwerk präsentiert umfassend das Wissen der Medizin in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts dar. Ein schöner Blickfang für Bibliotheken. Am besten ist Barzahlung bei persönlicher Abholung der Bücher beim Verkäufer (Raum Bonn/Köln)

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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

      Richmond: A. Morris, Publisher, 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 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.

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        THE SMALL HOUSE AT ALLINGTON. Two Volumes

      Smith, Elder & Co, London 1864 - Octavo. TWO VOLUMES. First Issue with 'hobbledehoya" on page 33 and page 70 misnumbered "o". 312, 316pp. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in 3/4 blue morocco over light blue cloth, raised bands with compartments decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispieces age toned and chipped at outer margins not affecting the illustration itself. Spines slightly fading; cloth fading at top of boards; a lovely set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("CVogt"). Paris, 11. IV. 1864.

      1864. 8vo. ¾ p. on bifolium. To a clicherie, stating that London and Paris are bemoaning the slowness with which the clichés are made. - On headed paper Hôtel d'Espagne & De Hongrie; fol. 2 (blank) with small tear at upper margin and small traces of mounting on reverse.

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        Dusky Grouse. Dendragapus Obscurus.

      New York. (1864)- 1865. - Hand-colored lithograph, double elephant folio (sheet size 18 x 23 inches). Very good condition, image clean and bright. Two dusky grouse, one in foreground, one on tree branch in background, from "A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or family of the grouse" by Daniel Giraud Elliot, published by the author, and lithographed and colored by Bowen & Co. in Philadelphia. Elliot "was a wealthy New Yorker who devoted much of his life to ornithological pursuits. His excellent private collection of birds formed the nucleus of the department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and he acted as emissary to purchase further collections abroad. [He was] an artist of note." ("The Bird Illustrated" p.34). Six publications by Elliot are listed in Sitwell's "Fine Bird Books", including this one. This grouse is found in the Rocky Mountains.

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        Eine afrikanische Tropen-Insel. Fernando Póo und die Bube. - Dargestellt auf Grund einer Reise im Auftrag der k. k. Geographischen Gesellschaft in Wien. Mit 16 Illustrationen von Ludwig Hans Fischer und Franz Zimerman, nach Skizzen des Verfassers und einer Originalkarte [diese mehrf. gefaltet].

      IX, 150 Seiten, 15 (davon 3 ganzseitige) Textabbildungen, 1 ausfaltbare Tafel und eine farbige, mehrf. gefaltete Karte. (koll.-komplett). Gr.-8 (23 cm), Blindgeprägter Leinenband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, Lesebändchen, dezent marmorierte Schnitte [selten!] - Einband leicht berieben, gering lichtrandig und Rücken leicht gebleicht. An den Ecken, Kanten und Kapitellen etwas abgewetzt, Ecken gering bestossen. Innen anfangs gering abgegriffen, im Bereich der Vorsätze, gegen Ende sowie die Tafel und Karte etwas gebräunt. Sonst und insgesamt sauber und solide. Ein ansprechendes, gutes Exemplar. - In Antiqua-Schrift.Oscar Baumann (* 25. Juni 1864 in Wien 12. Oktober 1899 ebenda) war ein österreichischer Afrikaforscher, Philosoph, Ethnologe, Geograph und Kartograph. 1886 bereiste Baumann die Insel Fernando Póo [heute Bioko], deren Ethnologie und Geographie er erkundete (Quelle: Wiki). - Ein wertvoller Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Insel und ihrer Bewohner, der Bube. Seine Karte stützt sich für das Innere ausschließlich auf seine Aufnahmen und Ermittlungen und brachte manches Neue. (vergl. Henze I,200) ****An unsere Kunden in Deutschland: Versand nach Deutschland ein- bis zweimal in der Woche ab Freilassing mit der Deutschen Post. Unsere Rechnungen an deutsche Kunden enthalten deutsche Umsatzsteuer!***

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        Common Ptarmigan. Lagopus Mutus - Winter.

      New York. (1864)- 1865. - Hand-colored lithograph, double elephant folio (sheet size 18 x 23 inches). Very good condition: tiny chip and soft crease to top right corner, short tears to lower left corner, these faults all well outside of image. Image is clean and bright. A strikingly attractive image of ptarmigans in the snow from "A Monograph of the Tetraoninae, or family of the grouse" by Daniel Giraud Elliot, published by the author, and lithographed and colored by Bowen & Co. in Philadelphia. Elliot "was a wealthy New Yorker who devoted much of his life to ornithological pursuits. His excellent private collection of birds formed the nucleus of the department of Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and he acted as emissary to purchase further collections abroad. [He was] an artist of note." ("The Bird Illustrated" p.34). Six publications by Elliot are listed in Sitwell's "Fine Bird Books", including this one.

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        Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände. Conversations Lexikon. Elfte, umgearbeitete, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Band 1-15 cpl. und 2 Supplementbände ( zusammen 17 Bände ).

      Brockhaus Leipzig 1864 ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1864 - 1873 ( Supplementband 2 )) Zusammen ca. 17000 Seiten, die 2 Suppelementbände mit dem Untertitel \" Encyklopädische Darstellung der neuesten Zeit nebst Ergänzungen früherer Artikel \" mit u.a. einem 22-seitigen Artikel über den Deutsch-Französischen Krieg 1870-1871. Jeweils in Ohldr gebunden mit goldgeprägtem Einbandrücken, Groß8° ( 24,5 x 15,5 cm ). Einbände stärker berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, teils gering fleckig ( 3 Bände etwas stärker fleckig ), wenige Bände am oberen Kapital gering beschädigt. Innen Besitzvermerke auf dem Vorsatz, Papier zeitbedingt durchgehend etwas gebräunt, einige Seiten gering fleckig bzw. mit kleinen Randläsionen oder etwas angeknickt. Im Supplementband 1 ca. 30 Seiten stärker angeknickt. Insgesamt aber von recht guter Erhaltung. ( Gesamtgewicht ca. 17000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) Versand D: 5,00 EUR Lexika, Enzyklopädie, Conversationslexikon, Konversationslexikon, Brockhaus

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        Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände (Conversations-Lexikon). 15 Bände (compl.) u 2 Supplementbde..

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1864-73 Gr.8°, je ca 950 S., HLdr. d. Zeit (schönes, dekoratives Exemplar), Etwas berieben, min. stockfleckig, 11. ( Elfte ) umgearbeitete. verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Grundlexikon in 15 Bänden sowie beide Supplementbände [alles Erschienene] Dabei die beiden seltenen Supplementbände: \"Aachen bis Honved\" bzw. \"Horst bis Zündnadelgewehr\". Versand D: 20,00 EUR Lexika

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        Eurêka. -

      Michel Lévy Frères 1864 -, Paris - 1 volume. In-12. 248 pp. Reliure demi-chagrin bordeaux. Dos à nerfs à froid et filets dorés. Couverture et dos conservés. Intérieur très frais. Très bon état. Première édition séparée de la traduction par Charles Baudelaire. Elle s?ouvre sur un ?Extrait de la biographie d?Edgar Poe? par Rufus Griswold. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Central Asia, being the account of a journey from Teheran across the Turkoman Desert on the eastern shore of the Caspian to Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarcand performed in the year 1863.

      London Spottiswoode for John Murray 1864 - Octavo (23 x 15.5 cm). xvii, 443 pp., 32 pp. ads dated November 1863 at end, with 12 wood-engraved plates and folding map in pocket; light foxing to frontispiece and title. Original green cloth by Edmonds & Remnants, gilt pictorial vignette to upper cover, gilt lettering to spine, a fine example. Fine copy of the first edition, with the folding map in pocket. In 1861, with a grant of 1,000 florins from the academy Vambery set out on his travels, "his major intention being to make a study of the Turco-Tatar dialects of Central Asia." Disguised as a Sunni dervish under the name Resit Effendi, he travelled across the Caspian, through the Kara Kum desert to Khiva, where he had two audiences with the khan. Crossing bandit-infested territory, Vámbéry reached Bukhara where he remained for three weeks, avoiding detection by the suspicious Emir despite a lengthy "interrogation," and leaving laden with gifts. From Samarkand he passed through Kerki to Herat "which he found in ruins after a recent Afghan attack," and where he had an interview with the new ruler, the 16-year old son of the Afghan king. He reached Tehran in January 1864 having joined a caravan of pilgrims en route to Mashhad, and travelled directly to London where he was treated as a celebrity, the first European to have undertaken such an expedition. Ghani 381. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die vier Jahreszeiten. Gedichte.

      175 Seiten Kl.-8, gebundene Ausgabe, Goldgeprägtes braunes Original-Leinen, Kopfgoldschnitt. mit Lesebändchen, der Rücken sowie die unteren Kanten bestossen, auf dem Titel Signatur des Vorbesitzers, unter dem Widmungstext vom Autor signiert. Die Gedichte, die diese Blätter enthalten, sind Berthe Marie Denk in Ehrerbietung zugeeignet. Wilpert/Gühring 21 Hayn/Gotendorf VIII,331 KNLL 17/460. Frank Wedekind (* 24. Juli 1864 in Hannover - + 9. März 1918 in München eigentlich Benjamin Franklin Wedekind) war ein deutscher Schriftsteller und Schauspieler. Signierte Exemplare von Frank Wedekind sind äußerst selten!!!

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