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        Adventures with my Alpen-stock and Carpet-bag, or a Three Weeks' Trip to France and Switzerland.

      F. Pitman, London 1864 - First edition. 1864. Small Octavo. xvi, 120pp. Signed mounted albumen print portrait frontis., carte size by Harrison of Leeds. Minor offsetting at front and rear, foxing to half-title, A.E.G., original brown textured cloth gilt. Subscribers' list in rear suggests limitation of 300 copies. Not in Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kerr & Sons Booksellers ABA ILAB]
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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 letter-press, by Amelia B. Edwards. Volume I.

      - London, Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Scott, and Co., 1864. (2),lv,102pp text and 50 plates with mounted original photographs, albumen prints by Leonida Caldesi and Co., Folio, contemporary gilt halfmorocco.Title and dedication page repaired, one leaf restored in lower margin, some foxing. The photographs in excellent condition. - Very rare. Leonida Caldesi (1823-1891). 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 1850s and was acknowledged by contemporaries as one of the foremost photographers of fine art from the 1850s to the 1870s. He had a number of short-term professional partners including Mattia Mon - tecchi (1858-59), Blandford (1861-62) and Lombardi, though throughout his career he maintained a business relationship with the print publisher and art dealer Paul and Dominic Colnaghi. Caldesi had important dealings with the Royal Family as well as three major public art collections in London; The National Gallery, the British Museum and the South Kensington Museum. He also carried out society portraiture and worked for learned societies and private collectors. - In August 1854, probably as part of a project lead by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi, Caldesi had requested permission to photograph the Raphael Cartoons at Hampton Court though he did not carry out his campaign until 1858 when he photographed in tandem with the South Kensington Museum's photographer Charles Thurston Thompson [qv]. - 1857 was probably the most important year in Caldesi's photographic career. In May Caldesi and his professional partner Mattia Montecchi, a compatriot who travelled to England with him, were summoned to Osborne on the Isle of Wight to take a series of photographs of the Royal children. His growing reputation was sufficient for him to be established in April on the premises of P&D Colnaghi by John Scott, one of the firms' partners, and by June 1857 this establishment was noted in the columns of the Art-Journal. Colnaghi was to remain the primary publisher of Caldesi's reproductions of works of art. - Although Caldesi specialised in the photographic reproduction of works of art, his core business was centred on society portraiture and he exhibited several of these at that year's Art Treasures exhibition in Manchester. Caldesi and Montecchi also were engaged to photograph many of the paintings exhibited at this seminal exhibition. Alongside Robert Howlett [qv], they produced the majority of the 200 photographs for the two-volume 'Ancient' and 'Modern' series of Photographs of the Gems of the Art Treasures Exhibition, Manchester. Caldesi found difficulty in photographing some of the paintings in Manchester and successfully negotiated with the Royal Collection for some of its works to be subsequently moved outdoors to be photographed. - In the summer of 1857 Caldesi and Montecchi photographed a smaller exhibition of portraits of Mary, Queen of Scots held at the Archaeological Institute, London. Theseat were published in 1858. - In 1859 The Gallery of the Most Noble The Marquess of Hertford, K. G., a selection of Caldesi's photographs from the Manchester exhibition, was published. At that year's exhibition of the Societe francaise de Photographie Caldesi and Montecchi exhibited twenty-one photographs of paintings displayed at the 1857 Manchester Art Treasures. Caldesi advertised a studio at Porchester Terrace in London's Bayswater and he began carrying out photographic work for Prince Albert's Raphael Collection project. Perhaps as a result of this commission, Caldesi recorded the paintings in Buckingham Palace and was given permission to remove them to his studio. Th

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        Brockhaus Conversations-Lexikon 11.Auflage Prachteinband, 15 Bände, 1864-1868

      F.A.Brockhaus 1864-1868, Leipzig - Brockhaus. Allgemeine deutsche Real-Encyklopädie für die gebildeten Stände (Conversations-Lexikon). Elfte umgearbeitete, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Komplett in 15 Bänden. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1864-1868. Für die Zeit sehr prachtvoll eingebundene, dekorative Original-Halbledereinbände mit Goldprägungen. Format ca. 24,5 x 16,5 cm. Wie auch den ersten 7 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, sind die Bücher überdurchschnittlich erhalten. Die wunderschönen Buchrücken in harmonischer Ansicht. Die Goldprägungen glänzen, es gibt keine Einrisse, Fehlstücke o.ä. Außen nur gering berieben, selbst die Buchkanten mit wenig Bereibung; Ecken bestoßen. Der Buchschnitt ist ebenfalls in hervorragendem Zustand. Die Buchdeckel sind etwas bekratzt und/oder fleckig, einer ein wenig stärker. Innen sauberes Exemplar, Seiten teils papierbedingt gebräunt; jeweils auf den vorderen & hinteren ca. vier Seiten etwas fleckig, sonst keine Fleckigkeit. Keine losen, fehlenden oder eingerissenen Seiten; alles fest eingebunden. Auf zwei Innendeckeln einige hellbraune Flecke (s. Bild 7) & in einem Band ist an einer Stelle die Fadenbindung zu sehen. Auf einer Seite in Band 11 sind ein kleines Löchel sowie Teile der Schrift nicht gut leserlich (vermutlich Druckerschwärze abgefärbt; diese Textseite legen wir Ihnen zusätzlich als Kopie bei). 27000 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: McMillan Company, 1864. Copyright is 1864, second edition stated on the title page. One year after the first edition, first printing. Illustrations by J. Noel Paton. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate. All page edges are tinted red. Decorative inside covers front and back, slight crack in the front inside gutter. No tears, bent pages, previous owners label on the inside front cover and a presentation note on the post flyleaf. No Dust Jacket. Some age browning and foxing, especially at the beginning and end of the book, minor splitting to the end papers. The text is bright and clean, some illustration have some light foxing. Binding is secure, a solid collectible children's book.. 2nd Edition. leather Bound. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by J. Noel Paton. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible.

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        A chapter on street nuisances.

      London: John Murray, 1864. The Origins of Babbage's Reputation for IrrascibilityBabbage, Charles. A chapter on street nuisances. Extracted from "Passages from the life of a philosopher." London: John Murray, 1864. Modern quarter calf, marbled boards. Light browning, occasional foxing. 32pp. 207 x 123 mm. Second edition. Toward the end of his life, Babbage began conducting his celebrated battle with street musicians-"Organs, brass bands, fiddlers, harps, Punch [and Judy shows], pantomime, monkeys, military, dancing and musical, athletes, ladies and gentlemen walking on stilts" (quoted in Hyman 1982, 247)-whose invasion of his once-quiet neighborhood was seriously disturbing his peace. Unable and unwilling to abandon his home of nearly forty years and his extensive workshops housed nearby, Babbage fought back against the street performers in every way possible, having several of them arrested, attacking them in print, and helping to get an act passed in Parliament "for the better regulation of Street Music within the Metropolitan Police District." This final public crusade of Babbage's life made him the butt of ridicule, and left him with a reputation for eccentricity and irascibility that persisted for over a century after his death. This reputation turns out to have been at least partly undeserved, however. In 1983 Babbage's autopsy report was rediscovered among some family papers; it shows Babbage to have suffered from a form of arterial disease that is now known to cause degeneration of the inner ear, resulting in a hearing disorder. This might have been the source of Babbage's acute sensitivity to noise and intolerance of discordant disturbances (Swade 2000, 213-14).Although the "Chapter" is advertised as an extract from Babbage's Passages from the Life of a Philosopher (see no. 84), both the first and second editions were published in advance of the book. These two editions appeared under the imprint of John Murray, who was also planning to publish the Passages, until his objection to a slightly off-color anecdote in the book caused him to pull out at the last minute. A third edition of the "Chapter" was issued by Longman, the eventual publisher of the Passages. Van Sinderen 1980, no. 76. Extremely rare! When we last checked OCLC cited two copies of the third edition and no copies of the first or second edition. Origins of Cyberspace 83.

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        Lettre autographe signée concernant la publication des Contes à Ninon

      - Lettre autographe signée à un critique littéraire. Paris, 14 novembre 1864 ; 1 page in-8° sur papier à en-tête « Librairie de L. Hachette, Boulevard Saint Germain, 77 ». Renfort au dos. Zola fait la promotion de son tout premier roman « Contes à Ninon » : « Veuillez faire passer tout de suite dans l’Opinion nationale l’annonce dont vous trouverez le cliché ci-joint. Vous attendrez ensuite jusqu’au 21 novembre pour le publier successivement dans l’Union, la France, le Temps et le Monde ( ) P.S. Je ne puis vous remettre qu’un cliché aujourd’hui. Mercredi je vous enverrai un second.» Le jeune écrivain Zola profite de sa situation de chef de service de la publicité chez Hachette pour promouvoir son premier roman. En novembre 1864, la sorti de « Contes à Ninon » est accueilli avec sympathie par la presse. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Knights of Pythias (scrapbook); The knights of Pythias Boston and The Official Pythian Lodge Directory 1909 (three works together)

      AZ AZ. Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization and secret society founded in Washington, DC, on 19 February 1864. It was the first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an act of the United States Congress. Offered here is a marvelous scrapbook of the Knights of Pythias in Arizona by John M. Aitkens. John M Aitken was initiated in the Prescott Lodge April 23 1891. He served four terms as Master of Exchequer for the Prescott Lodge. He became a Past Chancellor January 1, 1893, and in 1894 was a representative to the Grand Lodge. In 1897 he transferred his membership to the Phoenix Lodge, of which he has been trustee since July 1, 1901. He was later unanimously elected Grand Chancellor and served from June 13, 1902 to May 15, 1903. His wife was Grand Chief Georgia W. Aitken, a native born Arizonan who whose parents were Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Weaver, both upstanding pioneers of Prescott. This book is filled with history on the Pythians of Arizona and its members from various cities across Arizona. Includes programs, dates and information on various conventions and Lodges, letters and photographs of lodge members dating 1894, 1896, 1902 and 1903. Also, a photograph of President McKinley greeting people at one of his stops while traveling through Arizona from the back of his Presidential train. There is an article about the only female Pythian, Miss Calanthe, visiting Phoenix. Offered together with two books title, The knights of Pythias Boston 1908 presented to J.M. Aitken, Arizona bound in a deep purple suede lettered in gilt and with the Pythian coat-of-arms and The Official Pythian Lodge Directory 1909, Tenth Year bound in green cloth lettered in gilt with the Pythian coat-of-arms. A fine collection.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
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        Der Hungerpastor. Ein Roman in drei Bänden. Erster bis dritter Band in 3 Bänden.

      Janke, Berlin 1864 - 268; 262; 246 S. Private Pappbände von ca. 1920 mit leinenverstärkten Ecken und Kapitalen. Der Roman war zunächst als Vorabdruck in der "Deutschen Roman-Zeitung" erschienen, war ein großer Publikumserfolg und gilt als eines der Hauptwerke Raabes. Die Seiten gelegentlich etwas braunfleckig und Band 2 ohne den Vortitel, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. Erste Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Rolf Bulang]
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        Vorläufige Anzeige. Grosse Vorstellung in der höheren Reitkunst, Pferdedressur & Gymnastik.

      (München), Stahl, 31. Januar (1864).Plakat mit typograph. Text und 14 Holzschnitten. Blattgr.: 51 x 40 cm. Die vielen Holzschnitte zeigen die verschiedenen zur Aufführung kommenden Voltigiernummern, u. a. von Clara Rasch, Amalia Salomonska, Gärtner sen. und jun., Paciifico Vignoli. Herr Napoli zeigte seine Kraftproduktion und Miss Adams tanzte auf dem Seil. Zur Auflockerung trugen zahlreiche Clowns bei. - Hübsches Plakat des niederländischen Unternehmens von Carl Theodor Wilhelm Carré (1817 - 79). - Etwas stockfleckig. Bücher de

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        The Gettysburg Address

      Wright & Potter, 1864 Boston. 1864. 88,110pp. plus folding map. Original printed paper wrappers. Internally clean, back cover not attached anymore, water stain at top of spine and around it. Very good. Devoted almost entirely to the Massachusetts war effort, published early in January, 1864. The folding map shows the Soldier's National Cemetery at Gettysburg, dedicated November 19, 1863, with the long speech of Edward Everett of Massachusetts and the short "Dedicatory Speech by President Lincoln," better known as the Gettysburg Address. Also printed is the "Programme of Arrangements" of that day, a list of Massachusetts soldiers killed at Gettysburg and buried there, and details of the cemetery. Monaghan notes this as an early printing of the Gettysburg Address. MONAGHAN, LINCOLN BIBLIOGRAPHY I:48. This historically significant and very early book publication of the Gettysburg Address, which may be the most important, and certainly best known, speech in US history, is extremely uncommon, and almost only found rebound or with the covers missing. This version, intact and in its original condition, is a coveted artifact of Americana. Comes in a custom-made slipcase.. 5th or later Edition. Soft cover. Very Good.

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        Can You Forgive Her?

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1864-5. 20 monthly parts as issued, octavo. Original buff paper wrappers, front panels decoratively lettered and frame in red and blue, advertisements printed to rear panels in blue. Housed in two custom red morocco-backed solander boxes and custom cloth chemises. 40 plates, of which 20 etched by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz") and 20 wood-engraved by Miss Taylor. Contemporary printed ownership slip of Miss Caroline Lee, Chase Side House, Enfield, mounted to front wrapper of each monthly part except I, IX, XVII, XIX (name added in manuscript) and 20, effaced in part XVIII. Clipped cataloguing slip with Walter E. Smith's pencilled corrections laid in. Scattered light soiling to wrappers, spines chipped in places with occasional mild separation at joints, Part I wrappers rather chipped and marked overall, rear panel lacking in parts XIII and XIX. Advertisements: all 22 pages lacking in part I; first leaf lacking in part IV; part V with 4 extra pages of advertisements for the Fisherman's Review, not mentioned in Sadleir; part XI lacking final lithographed advertisement leaf; part XIV with green paper slip advertising Our Mutual Friend, not The People's Pickwick as in Sadleir. Contents clean and fresh, a very good set of a fragile publication, in slightly fatigued wrappers. First edition in the original monthly parts of the first of Trollope's six Palliser novels, which he considered "the best productions of his literary life" (Hennessy, Anthony Trollope, p. 256), part X a later issue with the date in the advertisements corrected from September to October 1864. Can You Forgive Her? was also the first novel in which Trollope attempted to describe his characters through the eyes of others rather than those of an omniscient narrator: a major technical innovation in his canon. "Nominally the story of the earnest Alice Vavasor and her two suitors, [Can You Forgive Her?] was based on Trollope's old unpublished play 'The Noble Jilt' (written 1850). But what endeared the novel to Trollope and his readers was not the somewhat 'wearying' character of the heroine, but the presentation of the staid Plantagenet Palliser and his unconventional wife, Lady Glencora. These two slight figures from The Small House at Allington emerge as fully realized individuals. Palliser and Glencora became his favourite fictional creations, and he used them time after time to express his political, social, and moral convictions" (ODNB). Trollope felt that Browne had failed to modify the comic style he had used with such success for Dickens, and replaced him after the tenth instalment with one Miss Taylor, from St Leonard's in Sussex, an artist whom he admired personally. Her wood-engravings were only ever printed in this part issue, however, as they were replaced by the "chunky engravings" of Marcus Stone for the first edition in book-form (Hennessy, p. 198). Provenance: from the library Walter E. Smith, noted bibliographer of Victorian fiction and author of Anthony Trollope: His American First Editions, with his lightly pencilled ownership inscription to the initial blank of the first part.

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        Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc. Embraced in Fifty-Three Quarto Maps, Forming a Series of Eighty-four Maps and Plans, Together with valuable Statistical Tables

      S. Augustus Mitchell 1864 - Collated, complete. [30] pages, [59] leaves) : 84 color maps ; 40 cm. Publisher's brown boards. Gold lettering on front. Light discoloration to front cover. Contemporary signature of Reo.(sp?) J. L. Jenkins on fep. Maps in good condition. Mitchells New General Atlas was a classic geographical reference in the late 19th century. Taking over the Mitchell Company business after his father retired in 1860, S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. revised the existing Mitchell atlas and renamed it the New General Atlas. New editions were published yearly until 1887. The maps were so popular they were used by the public and sometimes other publishers until the beginning of the 1900s. See Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      San Jose [i.e. New York] (session 1), [New York] (session 2), San Francisco (session 4) & Sacramento (sessions 5-15), 1864. Thirty-nine volumes. Various bindings of contemporary sheep and later cloth, red and black leather labels. Condition ranges from rather rough to very fine, many with contemporary and later ownership inscriptions (including those of Joseph W. Walkup and the Placer HERALD). Second volume of appendix for thirteenth session has the titlepage in facsimile. A good run of these foundation California legal works, including the following: 1st Session, Journal of Legislature, 1850; 2nd Session, Journal of Legislature, 1851; 4th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1853; 5th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1854; 5th Session, Journal of Senate, 1854; 6th Session, Appendix to Assembly Journal, 1855; 6th Session, Journal of Senate, 1855; 7th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1856; 7th Session, Appendix to Assembly Journal, 1856; 7th Session, Journal of Senate, 1856; 7th Session, Appendix to Senate Journal, 1856; 8th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1857; 8th Session, Appendix to Assembly Journal, 1857; 8th Session, Journal of Senate, 1857; 8th Session, Appendix to Senate Journal, 1857; 9th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1858; 9th Session, Journal of Senate, 1858; 9th Session, Appendix to Senate Journal, 1858; 10th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1859; 10th Session, Appendix to Assembly Journal, 1859; 10th Session, Journal of Senate, 1859; 11th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1860; 11th Session, Journal of Senate, 1860; 11th Session, Appendix to Senate Journal, 1860; 12th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1861; 12th Session, Appendix to Assembly Journal, 1861; 12th Session, Journal of Senate, 1861; 12th Session, Appendix to Senate Journal, 1861; 13th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1862; 13th Session, Journal of Senate, 1862; 13th Session, two- volume appendix to Journals of Senate and Assembly, 1862; 14th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1863; 14th Session, Journal of Senate, 1863; 14th Session, single-volume appendix to Journals of Senate and Assembly, 1863; 15th Session, Journal of Assembly, 1864; 15th Session, Journal of Senate, 1864; 15th Session, single-volume appendix to Journals of Senate and Assembly, 1864. Many of these volumes are quite hard to come by. An almost complete run such as this would be well nigh impossible to assemble. GREENWOOD 167 (ref). WAGNER, CALIFORNIA IMPRINTS 148.

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        Laws, Joint Resolutions and Memorials, Passed at the Eighth Session of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Nebraska, Begun and Held at Omaha City, N. T., December 2, A. D., 1861, Together with The Constitution of the United States, and the Organic Law

      Omaha City: Taylor & McClure, Printers, 1864. First Edition. Three-quarter leather. Very good. 8vo. 200 pages. Recased. Errata slip between pages 42, 43. Rebound. Three-quarter brown leather with brownish marbled paper covered boards. New end sheets added in front and rear. Black leather title label on spine. Previous owner signature and location in Nebraska (difficult to transcribe) on front paste down. Laws include two sections: Organic Law and General Laws. Nebraska became the 37th state in 1867. Scarce. One copy located in OCLC from Yale University.

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        L'Ami Fritz.

      Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie. 1864 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie. - 1864 - 341 pages. Ex-libris de L.D. (Lucien Descaves). Reliure demi chagrin marron. Dos lisse avec étiquette de titre. Couverture conservée. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Format in-8°(20x13). Émile Erckmann (1822-1899) plus connu sous le nom de plume commun d'Erckmann-Chatrian qu’il partageait avec son ami Alexandre Chatrian (1826-1890). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht ('Danzig, gesehen aus dem Schweinsköpfer Walde').

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

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        1864 Wisden Original Wrappers Exceptional Condition

      This 1864 Wisden is probably the finest Wisden that I have ever offered for sale. The book is entirely original and in quite exceptional condition. I've added a large number of photographs to illustrate the book. The book has had no restoration whatsoever and is entirely original. As can be seen from the photographs, the front and rear wrappers are flat and unmarked. There is a tiny chip to the bottom left hand corner of the rear wrapper. The spine is complete and has the year ""1864"" in ink to the spine. There is an ownership signature to the top of the front wrapper. The contents are complete, original and unmarked and in fine condition. I have shown this book to a couple of other Wisden dealers. Both expressed the view that this was the best 1864 that they had seen. It would be the cornerstone of any serious Wisden collection. The book will be fully insured in transit and obviously packed to a professional standard.

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        Manuskriptkarte des Mitauschen Kronforstes in Kurland in Jelgawa - "Angefertigt im Jahre 1864 von dem dimittirten Forstrevisor Gouvernenments Secretaire L. Petry.".

      - aquarellierte Tuschefeder- und pinselzeichnung v. L. Petry, dat. 1864, 89,5 x 250 Prachtvolles großes Manuskript mit der Gegend um den Mitauschen Kronforst. - Mit Erklärung der Farben und Zeichen sowie dem Maßstab und 4 Insetkarten am Rand. - Verzeichnet sind die verschiedenen Güter (z.B. Gut Garrosen, Straumuiza / Traumhof, Strautnieki / Sorgenfrei, Enriettes muiza / Henriettesruhe, Ezerkalni / Bershof, Mezgailis / Meschgail) und Höfe sowie die unterschiedlichen Wälder entlang der Lielupe (Kurländische Aa) in der historischen Landschaft Semgallen (Zemgale). - Mittig Ozolnieki (dt. Paulsgnade).

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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!

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      BAR-LE-DUC, GUERIN L. ET CIE 1864 - R320085075: XXXI + 549 + 608 + 614 + 647 + 606 + 625 + 635 pages - Frontispice en noir et blanc en Tome Premier. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Auteur, titre, filets, tomaison dorés aux dos - Dos à 5 nerfs - Dos en cuir rouge. 3 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES. SOMMAIRE : TOME 1 : Vie du P. homassin - Du 1er et du second ordre de Clercs + TOME 2 : Du second ordre des Clercs - Descongragations + TOME 3 : Des congrégations - Vocation et ordination des Clercs + TOME 4 : Vocztion et ordination des Clercs - De l"élecvtion des eveques - de la pluralité des bénéfices + TOME 5 : De la pluralité des bebefices + TOME 6 : Des bienjs temporels de l"Eglise + TOME 7 : dministration et usage des Biens Temporels de l"Eglise - Conclusion : Le droit canonique en France - Par le Dr André - Tables générales : 1° des matières par ordre alphabetique - 2° Des points traités par le Dr André. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 270-Histoire et géographie de l'Eglise [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TERRE & EN L'AIR MÉMOIRES DU GÉANT PAR NADAR Avec une Introduction par M. Babinet.

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1864. First edition. 12mo., (xii), 439 pp. Contemporary quarter red morocco gilt and marbled paper over boards. Faint thin dampstain to the blank top margin of the first 180 pages; light occasional foxing. A very good copy. SIGNED on the blank free endpaper, "Anatole Leblanc, membre de la Societe A'eronautique, 28 rue de la Victoire a Paris, Septembre 1870." Nadar took up photography in 1854, initially as a portraitist. In 1858 he took the first photographs from a balloon tethered near the Arc de Triomphe, and in 1863 he commissioned the building of his own balloon, Le Géant.

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        Secret Service or Recollections of a City Detective.

      8vo., recently bound in half speckled calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt with gilt rules. A very good copy. First edition. Andrew Forrester was among several English writers who, inspired by Charles Dickens's Police Articles of 1850, wrote detective reminiscences. "Most of these so-called real life diaries were thinly disguised fiction written by anonymous and pseudonymous hacks. Immensely popular and literally read to death, these revelations vanished into limbo: less than sixty different titles are known today" (Queen's Quorum). Sadeir, who supposedly put together the largest collection of these books, lists this title in XIX Century Victorian Fiction in the Detection, Criminology, Various Professional and Specialist 'Experiences' 1856-1884 section [no. 3531], noting that "The majority are nowadays so uncommon that their very existence is almost unknown." This title does indeed seem scarce with only 5 copies recorded, 3 in the UK (BL, National Library of Scotland, Oxford University) and 2 in the USA (Emory and UCLA). Quayle in The Collector's Book of Detective Fiction explains their rarity this. "Nearly all these minor novelists saw their work published in the cheap but handy format of a single volume 'yellow-back' binding of paper-covered boards. It would be difficult, if not impossible, to make a worthwhile collection of 'yellow-back' first editions of detective fiction published before the early 1870s. They constitute the most important and interesting class of 'yellow-back' literature published, and appeared during the best (and now much the rarest ) phase of 'yellow-back' production between the late 1850s and mid 1870s. Many titles, known through the medium of advertisements in other volumes, seem to have completely disappeared. During the first 50 or so years of their existence they were despised by book collectors and dealers alike. The fate of most that survived the first few years was to be pulped in salvage drives for wastepaper during World War I. The rest nearly all disappeared between the wars, and few even found a place in the bookseller's sixpence box. Another war and another salvage drive, and the species was almost extinct." Although not in its original 'yellow-back' format this is nevertheless a rare opportunity to acquire an early example of the detective novel.

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        Knights of Pythias (scrapbook); The knights of Pythias Boston and The Official Pythian Lodge Directory 1909 (three works together)

      AZ - Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization and secret society founded in Washington, DC, on 19 February 1864. It was the first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an act of the United States Congress. Offered here is a marvelous scrapbook of the Knights of Pythias in Arizona by John M. Aitkens. John M Aitken was initiated in the Prescott Lodge April 23 1891. He served four terms as Master of Exchequer for the Prescott Lodge. He became a Past Chancellor January 1, 1893, and in 1894 was a representative to the Grand Lodge. In 1897 he transferred his membership to the Phoenix Lodge, of which he has been trustee since July 1, 1901. He was later unanimously elected Grand Chancellor and served from June 13, 1902 to May 15, 1903. His wife was Grand Chief Georgia W. Aitken, a native born Arizonan who whose parents were Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Weaver, both upstanding pioneers of Prescott. This book is filled with history on the Pythians of Arizona and its members from various cities across Arizona. Includes programs, dates and information on various conventions and Lodges, letters and photographs of lodge members dating 1894, 1896, 1902 and 1903. Also, a photograph of President McKinley greeting people at one of his stops while traveling through Arizona from the back of his Presidential train. There is an article about the only female Pythian, Miss Calanthe, visiting Phoenix. Offered together with two books title, The knights of Pythias Boston 1908 presented to J.M. Aitken, Arizona bound in a deep purple suede lettered in gilt and with the Pythian coat-of-arms and The Official Pythian Lodge Directory 1909, Tenth Year bound in green cloth lettered in gilt with the Pythian coat-of-arms. A fine collection.

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        Städtewappen des österreichischen Kaiserstaates. Bd. I: Königreich Böhmen.

      Wien, k k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1864. - VI, 146 S., 37 Tafeln auf gestärkter Pappe. Brauner Original-Halblederband im Folioformat 31 x 26 cm mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel sowie goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern auf vier Zierbünden; Buchdeckel mit farblich passenden Bezügen und Lederecken; dreiseitiger Pfauenschnitt; farbige Vorsätze. Großformatiges, reich illustriertes Werk des Chronisten und Heraldikers Vincenz Robert Widimsky (1793 - 1865) über die Städtewappen des österreichischen Kaiserreiches. Von dem insgesamt vierbändigen Werke wird hier der Band I über das Königreich Böhmen angeboten. Enthalten sind 37 ganzseitige Farbtafeln mit zusammen 560 chromolithographierten Städtewappen; alle Tafeln geschützt durch eingebundene Seidenhemdchen. Den Wappentafeln vorgeschaltet ist eine kurze Einleitung sowie ein 146-seitiger Textteil mit 560 kurzen Monographien zur jeweiligen Stadtgeschichte. Der Großband in sehr gutem Zustand, kaum berieben, das Leder noch frisch wirkend. Tafeln teilweise etwas aus dem Schnitt ragend; Seiten partiell leicht randfleckig. In toto sehr gutes Exemplar dieses so seltenen Wappenbandes, der neben seinen farbenprächtigen Wappendarstellungen auch umfassenden Informationen zur böhmischen Orts- und Landesgeschichte bereithält. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Illustrirtes Thierleben. Eine allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs von A. E. Brehm (Brehms Tierleben), 1. Auflage, Originalausgabe in Halbleder, 6 (sechs) Bände

      Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut, 1864 - 1869. Erste Auflage. Vollständiges Werk in 6 Bänden. Braune und schwarze Original-Halblederbände im klassischen Stil der Zeit mit vier Zierbünden, goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und goldgeprägten Ornamentbändern. Deckel mit farblich angepaßten Bezugspapieren und Lederecken; braune und weiße Vorsätze. Mit Abbildungen, ausgeführt unter der Leitung von R. Kretschmer. Bd. 1: 696 S., 1864; Bd. 2: Erste Abtheilung. Die Säugethiere. Zweite Hälfte: Beutelthiere und Nager, Zahnarme, Hufthiere und Seesäugethiere, 904 S., 1865; Bd. 3: Zweite Abtheilung. Die Vögel. Erste Hälfte: Knaacker und Fänger, 970 S., 1866; Bd. 4: Zweite Abtheilung. Die Vögel. Zweite Hälfte: Späher, Läufer und Schwimmer, 1036 S., 1867; Bd. 5: Dritte Abtheilung. Kriechthiere, 841 S., 1869; Bd. 6: Leben der Insekten, Tausendfüßler und Spinnenthiere von E. L. Taschenberg und Oskar Schmidt, 1109 S., 1869. Mit zahlreichen ganzseitigen Illustrationen sowie Illustrationen im Text. An der Erstausgabe der berühmten Brehm-Enzyklopädie werden unter anderem die sehr originellen Tierdarstellungen geschätzt. Leder bei allen Bänden in sehr guter Erhaltung, frisch wirkend; bei Bd. 6 Gelenke buchbinderisch instandgesetzt; Deckelbezüge etwas berieben, Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen; Seiten partiell etwas fleckig (nicht durchgehend), wenige Seiten etwas stärker. Gutes, in der Rückenansicht sehr schönes Exemplar dieser sehr gesuchten Erstausgabe. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Versand D: 5,00 EUR Tiere Tierleben Tierlexikon Natur Naturenzyklopädie Enzyklopädie Brehms Erstausgabe Erstauflage

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      [np:. 1864]. 4pp, folded, caption title [as issued]. Light wear, Very Good. Judge Mills reports on his interview with President Lincoln. Lincoln explained that a Democratic victory would destroy the Union: "There are now in the service of the United States near 200,000 able-bodied colored men, most of them under arms, defending and acquiring Union territory. The Democratic strategy demands that these forces be disbanded, and that the masters be conciliated by restoring them to slavery." Mills thus "saw that the President was not a mere joker, but a man of deep convictions." Pages 3-4 demonstrate that the Democrats' platform, declaring the War a failure, has won the support of Jefferson Davis. Monaghan 331. OCLC 4774021 [9] [as of October 2014]. Not in Bartlett, LCP, or Sabin.

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        Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies [Shakespeare As Put Forth in 1623. A Reprint of]

      London: Lionel Booth, 1864. Hard Cover. Folio, 415mm x 265mm; 3/4 leather over marbled boards, marbled end papers; a reprint of the first folio of 1623. A Shakespeare postage stamp and a couple of catalogue descriptions on front pastedown. Printed on laid paper. A bit of wear at tips, spine is without chips or tears; Bookplate of Shakespeare collector and scholar, Jerry Melton and his signature on FEP. A very good unsophisticated copy.

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        Our Mutual Friend

      London: Chapman and Hall. Very Good. FIRST EDITION in book form of one of Dickens's greatest works. IN RARE PUBLISHER'S MOROCCO BINDING. "For Our Mutual Friend [Dickens] reverted to his traditional form of publication in twenty monthly numbers (May 1864-December 1865) and at first felt 'quite dazed,' he told Wilkie Collins, by the return to 'the large canvas and the big brushes' (ibid., 10.346). The illustrator chosen for the work was the orphaned son of an old artist friend, young Marcus Stone, who worked in the sentimental-realist style of 1860s book illustration, quite different from the caricatural style of Cruikshank and Browne. The novel with its panoramic treatment of contemporary society, complex plotting, scathing social satire, and masterly emblematic art recalls both Bleak House and Little Dorrit. It differs from these predecessors in a number of important ways, however. Most notably, both of the love stories at the heart of the book (the earlier novels each have only one main love story) end on a very positive note, neither involving retreat from the city as in the case of Esther and Alan Woodcourt in Bleak House, nor yielding themselves up to it as in the case of Little Dorrit and Arthur Clennam in Dorrit. Our Mutual Friend had a mixed reception (the young Henry James's harshly dismissive review in The Nation is notorious), but its stock has risen dramatically in recent years, and it is now generally regarded as one of his very greatest works" (DNB). First edition. Complete with 40 illustrations (20 plates per volume) engraved by Dalziel Brothers and W.T. Green. London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. Octavo, publisher's deluxe morocco, gilt-ruled and blind-stamped boards, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Two volumes. Some scuffing to binding extremities. Text and plates exceptionally clean. An exquisite set, very rare in publisher's morocco.

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        Brehms Thierleben / Tierleben, Erstausgabe, 6 Bände, 1864-1869

      Bibliographisches Institut 1864-1869, Hildburghausen - (Brehm, Alfred Edmund) Illustriertes Thierleben. Eine allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs von A. E. Brehm. Erstausgabe (1. Auflage). 6 Bände. Hildburghausen, Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1864-1869. Sehr seltene, vollständige Erstausgabe von Brehms Tierleben. Original-Halbledereinbände. Schwarze Rücken mit Goldprägungen. Format ca. 25,5 x 19 cm. Einband von Band 6 abweichend: hellbrauner Lederrücken mit vier Bünden & Goldprägungen. Wie auch den 12 Originalbildern zu entnehmen, sind die Ledereinbände berieben & die Goldverzierungen großteils verblasst. Der Papierbezug der Buchdeckel ebenfalls mit Bereibung sowie gelegentlich fleckig. Der Buchschnitt in sehr gutem Zustand. An den Rückenkanten von Band 2, 3 & 4 kleine Fehlstellen, nicht gravierend. Vier Außengelenke mit einem Einriss an der unteren oder oberen Kante, der größte 5 cm; ein Außengelenk mittig ca. 12 cm aufgeplatzt. Band 6 weist einen größeren Einriss & eine kleinere Fehlstelle an der Rückenkante auf. Innen alles vollständig, keine fehlenden Tafeln. Kein unangenehmer Geruch. Abklatsch der Lederecken auf den inneren Deckeln. Auf den vorderen & hinteren Seiten Fleckigkeit, Band 6 durchgängig, die übrigen Bände ansonsten nur gelegentlich mal etwas fleckig. In den fünf einheitlich gebundenen Büchern, ein sehr schönes ExLibris (s. Bild 4 in der Galerie). In drei Bänden ist das Papier der inneren Buchdeckel mittig gerissen (einmal ein kleines Stück, zweimal über die ganze Buchlänge, so dass bei letzteren die Fadenbindung zu sehen ist & einmal der letzte fliegende Vorsatz fehlt). Auch hier weicht Band 6 in der Qualität ab: eine Doppelseite fast lose, Titelblatt & eine Seite lose, letzte Seite (Übersicht Illustrationen) wurde fachmännisch ausgebessert, ein Teil des Textes fehlt aber dennoch; hinterer fliegender Vorsatz mit handschriftlichen Eintragungen in alter Schrift (Aufzählung der Geburten von fünf Kindern mit Namen, Daten & teils Todeszeitpunkten). 12000 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Notizie dei professori del disegno in Liguria dalla fondazione dell'Accademia. Vol 1 (-2,3).

      - Genova, Tipografia Sambolino, 1864-1865-1866. 3 volumi in-4 (260x180 mm.), pp. XVI, 443; 423, (1); 354. Con complessivamente 12 ritratti fuori testo incisi su cartoncino e protetti da velina. Non sono in questo esemplare presenti 3 ritratti fuori testo e le "Conclusioni e addentellato dell'opera", pubblicate separatamente, che dovrebbero occupare le pagine 355-556 del terzo e ultimo volume. Completo per il restante, impresso su carta forte e ben rilegato. Bibliografia: Lozzi, 2277 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Evidences That Joseph Smith, the Martyr, Was a Prophet of God

      Plano, IL: True Latter-Day Saints Herald. Good. Pamphlet. A scarce unbound pamphlet with soil, creased edges, and vertical fold edge wear on the last page resulting in loss of a few letters of text. "By Zenos H. Gurley and Isaac Sheen, a committee appointed by a special conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for Northern Illinois." A republication of Joseph Smith's famous prediction about Civil War in America, among others, " Verily thus saith the Lord, concerning the wars that will shortly come to pass, beginning at the rebellion of South Carolina, which will eventually terminate in the death and misery of many souls. The days will come that war will be poured out upon all nations, beginning at that place; for behold, the Southern States shall be divided against the Northern States, and the Southern States will call on other nations, even the nation of Great BritainÂ…in order to defend themselves against other nations...." Flake 3759/3760 notes two variants, neither identified, with a probable date of 1864. ; 9 1/2" x 6"; 8 pp .

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        Le théâtre de Jean-Baptiste Poquelin de Molière collationné minutieusement sur les premières Editions & sur celles des années 1666, 1674 & 1682 (Complet de ses 8 volumes)

      Nicolas Scheuring Editeur à Lyon, 1864 - 1870, - Nicolas Scheuring Editeur à Lyon,1864 - 1870, in 8 (22,5 x 15 cm), XV + 409 pages + 1 ff - 450 pages + 1 ff - 455 pages + 1 ff - 424 pages + 1 ff - 439 pages + 1 ff - 411 pages + 1 ff - 447 pages + 1 ff - 466 pages + 2 ff. Illustration d'une gravure en frontispice (tome 4) représentant l'auteur, de lettrines et d'environ 130 vignettes (en général en tête d'acte pour chaque pièce) gravées à l'eau-forte d'apes des compositions de différents artistes, la gravure ayant été réalisée par Frédéric Hillemacher. Reliure de l'époque, demi maroquin havane à coins, dos à nerf, plats avec filets dorés, pièces de titre et de tomaison noires, titre doré, tranche de tête dorée ; Reliure portant en dorée près de la coiffe inférieure la mention "Scheuring - Perrin" c'est-à-dire les noms de l'éditeur Nicolas Scheuring et de l'imprimeur Louis Perrin. Tirage à 400 exemplaires non numérotés sur papier Vergé.+++++++ Belle édition illustrée à l'eau-forte de la seconde moitié du XIXè siècle des oeuvres de Molière, avec une belle impression de Louis Perrin. Après un court chapitre biographique intitulé "Vie de Molière" les oeuvres présentées avec préface sont les suivantes : La jalousie du Barbouillé, Le Médecin volant, L'estourdy, Dépit amoureux, Les précieuses ridicules, Sganarelle ou le Cocu imaginaire, Dom Garcie de Navarre ou le Prince jaloux, L'Ecole des Maris, Les Fascheux, L'Escole des femmes, La Critique de l'Escole des Femmes, L'impromptu de Versailles, Le Mariage forcé, Les Plaisirs de l'Isle enchantée, Dom Juan ou le Festin de Pierre, L'amour Médecin, Le Misantrope, Le Médecin malgré lui, Mélicerte, Pastorale comique, Le sicilien ou l' Amour Peintre, Le Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur, Amphitryon, Feste de Versailles, George Dandin ou le Mari confondu, L'avare, Monsieur de Pourceaugnac, Le Divertissement Royal, Le Bourgeois gentil-homme, Psiché, Les Fourberies de Scapin, La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas, Les Femmes savantes, Le Malade imaginaire, Meslange de Vers et de Prose. Scheuring publia aussi en 1869 "Historique des portraits des comédiens de la troupe de Molière" une galerie de 33 portraits qui complète cette édition sans en faire vraiment partie. Cette publication ne fait pas partie de l'exemplaire proposé - Reliures en bon état, intérieurs frais avec quelques rousseurs rares et pâles en début et fin de certains tomes mais sans gravité, Bon exemplaire pour cette série à tirage limitée à 400 exemplaires sur Vergé des oeuvres de Molière. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [Dayton, OH?:. 1864]. Small multi-colored broadside, 4.5" x 8.5". Printed with blue and red inks on thin card stock. Immediately beneath the caption, "The Union: - It must and shall be Preserved", is a dramatic illustration of the Screaming Eagle, wings spread, sitting atop crossed flags, with drums, bugle, cannon, weapons and other military motifs. The text, centered beneath the illustration, is flanked on each side by an American flag; an eagle in red is beneath the text. Some spotting, small chip to lower left margin [no text loss]. Good+. OCLC 38345852 [1-Brown] [as of August 2013].

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        Illustriertes Thierleben. Eine allgemeine Kunde des Thierreichs.

      Hildburghausen, Bibliographisches Institut, 1864 (recte 1863) -1869. Erste (1.) Auflage, 6 Bände. Gestochenes Titelbild, Xl, 696 S.; VIII, 901 S.; 970 S.; 1035S.; V, 841 S.; IV, 1109 Seiten mit unzähligen Textholzschnitten und insgesamt 112 Holzstichtafeln. Gr.-8°, Orig.-Hln.- Verlagseinbände mit in Gold geprägtem Rücken u. Deckeltitel, sehr reichen blind u. goldgeprägten Rücken u. Deckelverzierungen. Nissen IVB 138; Sarkowski Gr.16,1. Die Tafeln nach der Natur ausgeführt unter Leitung von Emil Schmidt und Robert Kretschmer (ferner C. Zimmermann u. Johanna Schmidt). Band 6, Wirbellose Thiere wurde von verfasst von E.L. Taschenberg und O. Schmidt. Einbände teils leicht berieben und bestoßen, Innen teils papierbedingt leicht gebräunt. Zwei kleine Beschädigungen an den Rücken der Bände wurden fachgerecht und unauffällig restauriert. Insgesamt eine gut bis sehr gut erhaltene Reihe. Die ohnehin schon seltene Erstauflage ist in diesen Original-Verlagseinbänden ganz besonders selten ! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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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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        Our Mutual Friend


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        Passages from the Life of a Philosopher


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        Our Mutual Friend. With Illustrations by Marcus Stone. (20 parts in 19 vol.)

      London, Chapman and Hall, 1864-65. - 20 parts in 19 vol. Complete with wrappers and advertisement. As issued in publisher's printed wrappers. Vol. 2, 3, 6, 8, 18 are unopened and near fine, together with vol. 7, 9. Vol. 1, 4, 10, 11, 12, 15 are worn to margins and a bit soiled. Vol. 5, 13, 14, 16, 19/20 are worn with rear wrappers lose; the first page of vol. 14 is damaged. A good set. Eckel p. 94. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Two Civil War date documents related to the storied career of Confederate naval hero John Taylor Wood

      n.p., January 7, 1864. 7.5" x 9.5", 7" x 4". "Letter Signed, ""S B Mallory,"" as Secretary of the Confederate States Navy, 1 page, 7.5"" x 9.5"", Richmond, January 7, 1864 to Wood informing him that he had been promoted to the rank of Commander in the Navy. Offered together with (Robert F. Hoke), manuscript telegram, 1 page, 7"" x 4"", on ""[T]HE SOUTHERN TELEGRAPH COMPANIES"" letterhead, Kinston, [North Carolina], April 7, 1864 to John Taylor Wood, in cipher seeking information on the whereabouts of General Pickett. Mallory's letter features the usual folds with very light foxing, else fine; the telegram bears some marginal losses affecting printed text, minor partial fold separations, else very good.""You are hereby informed that the President has appointed you by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a Commander in the Navy of the Confederate States, to rank from the 23d day of August 1863, 'for gallant and meritorious conduct in boarding and capturing with an expedition under your command on the Rappahannock River, on the 3d day of August 1863, the United States gun-boats 'Satellite' and 'Reliance,' mounting two guns each.' You are requested to acknowledge the receipt of this appointment."" The second document is a communication from General Robert F. Hoke, who was then preparing to attack Union-held Plymouth, North Carolina. John Taylor Wood coordinated the attack from Richmond. Hoke's cyphered message is translated on the verso: ""I am all ready. How are things progressing since you saw Genl Pickett"" The following week, Hoke's forces, in cooperation with the CSS Albemarle, defeated the Union garrison at Plymouth, which surrendered. According to a report from Union General Henry Wessells, ""Two comapnies belonging to the Second North Carolina (Union) Volunteers, were among the captured... the most of whom were taken out and show by the enmy after our forces had surrenderd. All the negroes found in uniform were also shot."" (""The Capture of Plymouth"", New York Times, April 26, 1864). John Taylor Wood (1830-1904) , the son of Union General Robert Wood and Anne Taylor, the daughter of President Zachary Taylor, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1852. Initially maintaining a neutral stance following the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, his sympathies headed South after the Battle of Fort Sumter. On April 21, 1861, he resigned his commission in the U.S. Navy and retired to his Maryland farm. The farming life did not last long, however, as life was becoming too dangerous. Fearing for the safety of his family, the Woods moved south to Richmond, Virginias where his uncle, Jefferson Davis, was now presiding over the Confederate capital (Jefferson Davis' first wife, Sarah Taylor, was Wood's mother's sister).In October 1861, Taylor received a commission as a lieutenant in the Confederate States Navy and became an officer aboard the C.S.S. Virginia (the former U.S.S. Merrimack) and fought against he U.S.S. Monitor at the Battle of Hampton Roads. Wood commanded the rear pivot gun and fired the shot that wounded the Monitor's captain. Appointed an aide-de-camp to President Jefferson Davis, Wood was awarded the rank and pay of a colonel of cavalry, giving him simultaneous commands in both the Confederate Army and Navy allowing him to serve as an effective liaison between the services and the government in Richmond. In that capacity, Wood undertook an extensive survey of Confederate costal defenses. During the summer of 1863, he led a series of successful raids against Union shipping in Chesapeake Bay. In the summer of 1864, Wood commanded the C.S.S. Tallahassee, a raider and blockade runner. During his tenure aboard the Tallahassee, he captured an astounding 33 Union ships during a ten-day period off the coast of New England. By April 1865, the situation looked grim for the Confederacy. Wood was with his uncle on April 2, attending St. Paul's Church in Richmond, when a telegram from Lee arrived informing the president that Petersburg would soon fall and the government must evacuate. That evening, he, Davis, and other members of the Confederate government boarded a train for Danville, Virginia. They continued their flight south, where, on May 10, 1865, near the town of Irwinsville, Georgia, Davis and Wood were both captured by Union forces. Wood soon made his escape, with his uncle's permission, by bribing one of his captors and hiding in a nearby swamp until the Federals and their prisoners left the area. Wood made his way south to Florida and met up with Major General John C. Breckinridge. Acquiring a small boat, Wood, Breckinridge, and several other men first attempted to row east to The Bahamas, but abandoned the plan and decided to instead make their way south toward Cuba. He managed to trade with a crew of Union deserters his boat for their slightly bigger sloop. They reached the north shore of Cuban on June 10. He remained in Cuba for two weeks before heading north to Canada, where his family soon joined him. Reunited, they settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and remained there for the rest of their lives. John Taylor Wood died on July 19, 1904. "

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        The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments. Illustrated by a selection from Raphael's pictures in the Vatican freely adapted and drawn on wood by Robert Dudley.

      London. Ward and Lock, 158 Fleet Street. MDCCCLXIV. With an additional typograpgic title page London - Printed by George Eyre ans William Spottiswoode [etc]. 1864 1864. Leake?s patent, tan ?Relievo Leather? binding by Leighton, Son & Hodge after Owen Jones, elaborately embossed with "rustic" border of interlacing branches with vine leaves and bunches of grapes surrounding a central panel incorporating title and ears of cornWith brass edges and clasp.Spine similarly embossed.A similar binding was illustrated by Ruari MacLean in 'Victorian Publishers' Book-Bindings in Cloth & Leather', pp.98-99.Brevier octavo, text block 215x140mm. Marbled end-papers.Presentation inscription, dated August 24th, 1869 on front free end-paper.Wood-engraved frontispiece and fourteen plates, printed in black and grey, with decorative gold borders.Some light foxing affecting the plates.Plate facing Matthew III with a small nick at head.Quite an exceptional example of Victorian craftsmanship at its best.(Further information and photographs available on request.)

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        Storia di Torino.

      Torino, Fontana, 1846, 1864 - 2 voll. in-8, pp. X, 531, 773, (3, con errata; 4 per lo ''Atalnte della Storia di Torino''), solida leg. antica m. pelle, tass. con tit. oro sui dorsi a nervi. Rara ediz. originale di questa stimatissima e fondamentale storia di Torino, corredata di 2 tavv. ripieg. f. t., riproducenti tre piante di Torino nel 1572, 1640 e 1680, ma priva della grande pianta di Torino nel 1846, mancante a quasi tutti gli esemplari. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Plantes Vénéneuses du Canton de Neuchatel.

      Neuchatel, Montandon Frères, 1864. Royal-8vo. pp. x, 59, (1), with 26 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half cloth. Pritzel 3401. With dedication of the author to Jules l'Hardy, with a small letter dated 11 June 1865 by Godet, pasted on the verso of the printed wrapper. An attractively illustrated work on the poisonous plants of the canton of Neuchatel.

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      New York:: J.H. Colton, Publisher,. 1864. 8vo, original brown cloth, stamped in blind, with title stamped in gilt on front cover [spine lightly sunned]. [8] pp + 25 Maps on 51 numbered pages, all in color; the map of California is in three folding panels. Other than a small closed tear in the California map [no loss], a Near Fine copy. Wheat notes and discusses the 'Map of Nebraska Dakota and Montana' at numbered pages 50-51, "termed 'the first map of Montana.'" The map of Texas places the eastern boundary of New Mexico too far east - squarely in Texas proper. Colton issued a second edition of the Condensed Atlas in 1865. FIRST EDITION. LeGear 42. Wheat, Transmississippi West 1100. Phillips, Atlases 1387.

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