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        'Manuscript des Schönbrunner Hof-Gärtners Richard van der Schot, ein 1774 begonnenes und bis 1780 ergänztes systematisches Pflanzenverzeichnis nach Linné' & Richardus van der Schot gekregen den 21. November in het jaar 1759.

      3 manuscript volumes listing plants growing in the Schönbrunn gardens. Together about 450 pages. 8vo. 2 vols. 185 x 112mm and a third volume slightly smaller. Contemporary calf (2 vols.) and contemporary vellum. The 3 volumes are from the famous collection of Ernst Moritz Kronfeld (1865-1942), botanist, writer and collector. Kronfeld decribed the 3 volumes as follows "Auch Hofgärtner Richard van der Schott dokumentierte das botanische Wissen seiner Zeit in drei wertvollen Manuskriptbänden... Die Manuskriptbände sind auch heute noch wissenschaftsgeschichtlich relevant - dokumentieren sie doch die verbreitung von und das Wissen über Pflanzen sowie die Bedeutung Schönnbrunns innerhalb der botanischen Gärten der europäischer Herrscherhäuser" (Schriftenreihe der Kommission für Provenienzforschung 5 pp. 31-70).//Richard van der Schot (1733-1790) of Delft (Holland) was appointed head gardener by Emperor Franz I of the Botanical Gardens at Schönbrunn. Van der Schot had taken with him a great number of exotics purchased from different nurseries in Holland. In 1754 he accompanied Nikolaus Joseph Jacquin to the West Indies to collect plants for the Schönbrunn Garden, the so called Holländischen Garten. In August 1755 the first consignment of plants from Martinique arrived at Schönbrunn and in 1756 van der Schot returned from Martinique with a considerable number of trees and shrubs. The 2 volumes bound in contemporary calf have a manuscript card glued in, as already mentioned above, 'Manuscript des Schönbrunner Hof-Gärtners...' followed by a manuscript title 'Index Systematis Vegetabilium transcriptus a Richardo van der Schot, ex editione decima tertia a 1774...'. The third volume 'Richardus van der Schot....' see above, has many plant names in Dutch and starts with 'November Anijers die den 25 zijn aan gekomen van Buelinck..'. As Van der Schot remained head gardener during the years 1759 to 1780 the plants listed in the manuscript volumes must concern plants growing in the Schönbrunn Gardens, the most splendid botanical garden of the period. On numerous occasions slips have been added and glued in to add new plant names.//See also S. Madrinan, Nikolaus Jospeh Jacquin's American Plants. Botanical Expedition to the Caribbean (1754-1759) and the publication of the Selectarum Stirpium Americanarum Historia. Leiden 2013.

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        Camps and prisons : twenty months in the Department of the Gulf

      New York, J. P. Robens 1865 - Bound in publisher's blind stamped navy cloth, gilt stamping on spine, showing vignette of tent and stockade. 3rd ed. Hardcover. Rear spine edge frayed. 424 pp + ads. Unmarked pages. Duganne was a Union Army officer with the New York 176th Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was captured at Brashsear City and writes about his experiences as a prisoner of war. "One of the rare published accounts of Camps Groce and Ford by a prolific writer; unimpassioned and well written." Nevins I, 190. Foner 1975. Sabin 21152. Coulter Travels in the Confederate States 136: "Well written, observant account of conditions in the Federal Army, in Confederate prisons, and in the countryside of Louisiana and Texas [by a Lt. Col. of the 176th New York Volunteers] Duganne wrote with reserve and discernment, describing the sugar country of Louisiana and the system of labor contracts developed there by Federal agents, the beauties of the country, the peculiarities of Cajuns, and the splendor of rich sugar planters, the plains and characteristics of Texas and Texans, and prison life [in two Confederate camps]. The book is a first-rate travel account." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rural scene, Montalegre, Spain]. Riera de Montalegre.

      c. 1865 - Albumen print. Fair tonal range and in good condition, pasted on original card, title in manuscript in Spanish, photographer's credit in negative. Dimensions: 220 by 245mm. (8.5 by 9.5 inches).

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        1865 Original Paperback Wisden, Facs Spine, 2nd Edition!

      Hi, This lot is an 1865 Original Paperback Wisden. It has an expertly made facsimile spine and is an original 2nd Edition Wisden. It is in Good Condition. I was proud to own this book for years (hence how I can offer it at such a low price) but I have now purchased an original with original spine-ish so my book is up for sale, the covers here have some marks, , a bit of light staining to the front cover but not inside the book. The rear cover has some wear too. The first page has a stamp from th

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        Our Mutual Friend

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. First Edition. Octavo. In two volumes, bound from the original parts (stab marks present), illustrated by Marus Stone.320, 399pp. (1)pp. ads at rear. early repair to upper margins of last two leaves of volume one. A very nice set with text and plates virtually free from foxing or browning, bound in contemporary 1/2 calf over brown pebble grained cloth raised bands with compartments stamped in blind, dark green morocco spine labels gilt, marbled endpapers, bookplate of John Bell of Surry who was a member English Jersey Cattle Society and died in 1895. A handsome set.

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        St. Goar on the Rhine

      London, 1865. Chromolithograph. Trimmed and mounted on board as issued. In excellent condition, with the exception of a tear in the image. Scratch in upper section of image with small puncture mark. Image size: 16 ¾ x 25 13/16. A picturesque view of St. Goar on the Rhine by the celebrated landscape painter, Thomas Richardson. Thomas M. Richardson , born and died in Newcastle upon Tyne, but spent a considerable amount of time traveling in France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany, and produced lithographs of the watercolours he did there. This excellent study on the Rhine being a perfect example. The printing, a major element in the success of a chromolithograph, was done by M. & N. Hanhart. Richardson was son and pupil of T. M. Richardson the Elder, who taught him to work in oils and watercolours. After his father's death, Richardson the Younger worked exclusively in watercolour. He was a member of the Society of Painters in Watercolour and a member of the Royal Scottish Academy. Chromolithography was achieved by using a series of carefully registered tint stones to create a smooth richly coloured image. This printing process became immensely popular towards the end of the nineteenth century and was widely used in fine art as well as commercial printing. One of the most important chromolithographic firms was M & N Hanhart in London. The firm, founded by Michael Hanhart, began publishing its first prints in 1840 and remained in business until the end of the century. Hanhart's was known for its large separately published chromolithographs, but it printed everything from book illustrations to song sheets. This stunning print after Richardson is a fine example of Hanhart's superior chromolithographs. Its intense colour and meticulous detailing is common of Hanhart's superior printing techniques representing the best example of nineteenth century chromolithography. Benezit, Dictionary of Artists.

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        Our Mutual Friend

      Chapman and Hall, London 1865 - Octavo. In two volumes, bound from the original parts (stab marks present), illustrated by Marus Stone.320, 399pp. (1)pp. ads at rear. early repair to upper margins of last two leaves of volume one. A very nice set with text and plates virtually free from foxing or browning, bound in contemporary 1/2 calf over brown pebble grained cloth raised bands with compartments stamped in blind, dark green morocco spine labels gilt, marbled endpapers, bookplate of John Bell of Surry who was a member English Jersey Cattle Society and died in 1895. A handsome set. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Travels & Discoveries In The Levant. The cloth in lovely condition but contents foxed.

      Day & Son, London 1865 - Two tall octavo volumes bound in the original green embossed cloth. The binding is lovely; sadly the plates, maps and text is rather foxed. Complete with all plans, maps, lithographs and original photographs by Bedford. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels & Discoveries in the Levant [Two Volumes in One]

      Day & Son, Limited, London 1865 - Large octavo. 17 x 25 cm. xiv, 360; xii, 275 pp. Illustrated with numerous plates and maps, some of which fold out, all present. Two volumes bound together. Lovely copy recently rebound in full brown leather with maroon spine label lettered in gilt. Text block clean and bright, no foxing, all edges marbled. Very attractive tome. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        EPISODIO DEL CARNEVALE DI TORINO (FEBBRAIO 1865). Vedi in che stato già son ridotto, eppure se per l'Italia e per Te sarà d'uopo dare quest'ultima parte del mio vestimento son pronto a farlo...

      TORINO, F.LLI DOYEN, 1865Litografia originale impressa in seppia e nero con dedica manoscritta a penna all'angolo inferiore destro per mano di Federico Dogliotti a Ottavio Minoli. In primo piano, carrozza reale con il re che stringe la mano a Gianduja in camicia ripreso a cavallo, sullo sfondo, semitrasparente veduta della piazza con la statua del Marocchetti in bella evidenza. L'episodio si lega agli avvenimenti del settembre 1864, quando la capitale venne trasferita da Torino a Firenze. Esemplare in discrete condizioni, lievi ossidazioni alla parte inferiore. Molto rara.

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        FIVE WEEKS' SPORT IN THE INTERIOR OF THE HIMALAYAS; TOGETHER WITH A DESCRIPTION OF THE GAME FOUND THERE. ALSO A FEW HINTS REGARDING EQUIPMENT, &c. By Captain H.V. Mathias, H.M. Bengal Staff Corps.

      Franz Thimm, Bookseller & Publisher. London. - 1865 1st edition. 12mo (110 x 168mm). Pp132. Original blind-stamped green cloth, spine titled in gilt. Slight staining to upper board, spine just a little rubbed, internally clean. Pencil inscription "Eto Ives [?] from the author." Very good copy of a very scarce little book. "Mathias traveled near the headwaters of the Ganges, bagging thar, barking deer, and serow as well as other game, including pheasants. There are also hints as to the habits of game animals and the supplies necessary for a sporting trip." (Czech). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Course of Six Lectures on the Chemical History of a Candle to Which is Added a Lecture on Platinum

      London: Charles Griffin and Company, 1865. Hardcover in acceptable condition. No jacket. Ex-library. Second edition. Sir Hiram S. Maxim's copy, whose early experiments on the automatic repeating rubber stamp are demonstrated within. Boards are marked. Covers on boards and spine are warped. Leading corners, edges and spine are bumped and worn. Spine ends and leading corners are nicked. Pastedown hinges are split. Page block and pages are tanned and marked. Sir Hiram S. Maxim's stamps on early pages. Separate library stamp on reverse of title page. Pages are rough-cut. Some pages are chipped on edges. Light creases throughout pages. Contents remain clear throughout. Binding remains intact. HCW. hardcover. Acceptable/No Dust Jacket. Ex-Library.

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        Archive of Business Correspondence Urbana Wine Company Hammondsport, New York 1890s

      No Binding. Very Good. The archive consists of approximately 182 letters, 278 pages, both handwritten and typed, plus 20 ephemeral items, they are all in very good, legible condition, and are all generally on company letterhead, and quite attractive. Altogether a substantial and revealing file of correspondence regarding the marketing of an important New York State wine producer. An interesting archive of business correspondence from the Urbana Wine Company, a pioneering Finger Lakes winery, established in 1865. At the period covered here, the 1890s, New York had established itself as a dominant wine producer- second only to California. Urbana's product line included sweet and dry Catawba, claret, Tokay, port, brandy and sherry. The company's 'Gold Seal' champagne - special dry, extra dry and brut - was the leading American sparkling white at the time, and later in the next century, following prohibition, the company greatly influenced the region's viticulture by hiring a manager from Veuve Cliquot. The archive can be divided into the following sections: 1. 48 typed and autograph letters signed, (two incomplete) from Urbana sales representative, John L. Huss, totaling 126 pages, regarding wine customers, their likes and dislikes, and orders for wine, from hotels and restaurants, saloons, hospitals, rail cars, etc., largely in New England and New York City. January 1897 - March 1898. These are substantial and detailed letters written on the road from an aggressive salesman (at one point he apologizes for an angry outburst, saying "you didn't hire me for my looks,") who cultivates business in a broad spectrum of venues, from local road houses to the Boston Yacht Club and fancy hotels. 2. 20 autograph letters signed, totaling 38 pages from the President of the Urbana Wine Company, W. E. Hildreth, to the Director and Manager, J. W. Davis, regarding advertising and marketing, pricing, finances, sales reps (including Mr. Huss, above) and other executive matters. 3. 3 autograph letters, signed and 1 typed letter signed by J. W. Davis, Director and Manager, mostly regarding appointments. September 1893-December 1897. 4. 7 typed letters signed, and 3 autograph letters signed, by Alpha S. DeLissa, wine and spirit merchant, to J. W. Davis of the Urbana Wine Company, regarding orders and shipments, together with 8 bank receipts, outlining payments made by DeLissa to Urbana. November 1893-April 1895. 5. Approximately 100 pieces of correspondence from customers and vendors of the Urbana Wine Company, including orders from private individuals, hotels and restaurants from as far away as Texas, but mostly from the northeast. Various sizes, various dates. 6. A dozen miscellaneous ephemeral items relating to the Urbana Wine Company, including order slips and bills. The Urbana Wine Company, was located four miles north of the village of Hammondsport, in the town of Urbana, Steuben County, New York. The winery was established in 1865, and known as the Urbana Wine Company until 1881 when it was reorganized under the name of "New Urbana Wine Company." The company applied for the Gold Seal trademark in 1887. The company was renamed the "Urbana Wine Company" in 1896. The company reorganized after the passage of the Volstead Act and the beginning of Prohibition, and renamed the Gold Seal Products Company. During Prohibition the company produced sacramental wine. After Prohibition the name was returned to "Urbana Wine Company, Inc." After Prohibition, Edward Stewart Underhill, Jr., President of the company went to Rheims, France and brought Charles Fournier, from Veuve Cliquot, where he served as production manager. Underhill hired him as the winemaker and production manager of Urbana Wine Company, and although Fournier intended to stay just a few years, he remained employed there the rest of his life. He introduced several important French-American hybrid grape varieties into the production of wine. He was made pr

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        Photograph Album with Early Albumen Photographic Views of India, Burma, Penang, compiled by a British Missionary or Colonial Official circa 1860s

      Hardcover. Very Good. Folio, album containing 61 photographs, nine of which are loose, mounted on 31 leaves, bound in contemporary ? roan and brown covered cloth boards, binding worn, front cover detached, but present, portions of back-strip missing, old tape repairs to binding, some foxing to mounting leaves, else very good.This very interesting album contains early views of locations in Burma, India, both southern and northern, Penang, and in the compiler's native England. many of the images were presumably taken by the unidentified compiler of this album.The views are largely identified in pencil either on mounting leaves, or in the case of the loose photographs in pencil on the verso of the image or on laid in sheets of paper with a numbered key. Most of the photographs are large, ranging in size from 9 x 7 inches to 2 ? x 3 ? inches at the smallest. Two of the images are dated in pencil "1865," most of the images based on costume styles are clearly from this period. However, several images may be from the 1850s, one image taken in India notes the presence of "Sepoy gardeners," who were undoubtedly fired after the uprising in 1857. The views include several of Pagodas in Burma, including the Shouay Dagon and Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon, now Yangan, Myanmar. The entrance to "Shingodama's Pagoda, Kenindine," "Lyator Traveller's House - Tennyen," a view of the village of Tennyen, "Kyoung in Kenindine," and other views in and around Kenindine.There are numerous views of India including: views of Quilon, now Kollom, and old seaport and city on the Laccadive sea coast in Kerala; "Col Stevenson's garden & part of Backwater with Sepoy gardeners &c - Quilon," and "Mr. Liddells grounds & landing place on Backwater - Quilon." The album contains 11 views of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, a town in Kancheepuram District of the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are images of the Pancha Rathans, rock temples and sanctuaries, the Sthalasayam Perumi Temple, the Descent of the Ganges, a rock relief carved on two monolithic boulders, and other sites.There is a view of the "Mission Church at Palamcottah from the compound of the Training Institution," Palamcottah during British rule was a town in the Tinnevelly District of Madras, which was at the time the center of missionary activity in South India.There are two mounted views of a Dak Bungalow and mountain lodge in Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh, dated in pencil 1865.There are four views of Penang: including a waterfall, "Church," "Fort at Penang from the sea," and "Landing Place - Penang." The loose views include images of Burma and India. Including two large views of the Shwedagon Pagoda, and a view entitled: "Irama. Basket making at the foot of the Hill & large bamboo growing near" . Which is likely taken somewhere in Java.There are three views of Coonoor, and one of the public gardens at Ooty. Coonoor is a Taluk and municipality in the Niligris district in the State of Tamil Nadu, India. Coonoor is at an altitude of 1850m above sea level and is the second largest hill station after Ooty. The compiler of the album was apparently stationed in Coonoor. The view of the town of Coonoor is marked with a small line showing where their cottage was located. There is an image identified as "Travancore", which was an Indian Kingdom from 1729 to 1949 which at its zenith covered most of modern day central and southern Kerala, Kanyakumi District. In the early 19th century it became a princely state of the British Empire. The other loose image, is slightly later than the 1860s, based on costume style, and is identified on the verso as "Mrs. Ashmore her daughter, her son - his wife & daughter."The remaining images in the album are of houses, people and localities in England, some, as in the image below, are marked "Cockington?" in pencil on the mounting leaf. Cocki

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        Über die Wirkung der räumlichen Vertheilung des Lichtreizes auf die Netzhaut- (Mit 3 Tafeln.) (Vorgelegt in der Sitzung vom 3. October 1865.) Sonder-Abdruck aus dem LII. Bd. der Sitzungsb. der kais. Akad. der Wissenschaften.

      -,, [Wien), 1865 - [Wien), -, 1865. 20 S. OBrosch. Mit den drei Tafeln. - Hds. Buchstabe a. T., angestaubt, leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Manuscrit partiel du livre "Les Mariages de la Créole" devant paraître chez l'éditeur Dentu en 1865 mais interdit par les autorités françaises. [ Un Cas de Censure sous le Second Empire ]

      1865 - 154 feuillets manuscrits in-8, s.d. (circa 1865), du feuillet 52 au feuillet 205, avec mention des noms des typographes Etonnant manuscrit provenant du fonds de l'éditeur Edouard Dentu. Pour comprendre l'intérêt de ce manuscrit inédit, on citera Marie Bonaparte Wyse elle-même, dans la préface à l'édition belge de son oeuvre : "Ce livre devait paraître à Paris ; il paraît à Bruxelles. Le manuscrit que l'éditeur belge a envoyé à l'imprimerie était demeuré pendant plus d'un an entre les mains de M. Dentu. L'énumération des obstacles de toutes sortes qui en ont retardé d'abord, ensuite empêché la publication en France, formerait la matière d'un volume plus gros que celui-ci". Ayant annoncé, la publication de son roman, elle se heurta à de nombreuses difficultés. Notamment, expose-t-elle, " j'envoyai par la poste, à mon éditeur, la dernière partie de mon roman que je m'étais empressé d'achever, parce que sa publication immédiate paraissait être le moyen le plus propre à mettre un terme aux suppositions malveillantes dont il était l'objet. J'attendis, mais en vain, un accusé de réception de la part de mon éditeur. Hélas ! Il n'avait rien reçu. Le manuscrit avait disparu ! " . " Malgré tous les obstacles le livre paraîtra, disais-je. J'avais tort.". "On décida que mon volume ne paraîtrait pas." . "J'écrivis à M. Dentu pour presser l'apparition du livre. Ici 1000 petits embarras dont je n'ose rechercher la cause : tantôt M. Dentu prend un prétexte, tantôt il en prend un autre, pour ne publier le livre que la semaine ou le mois suivant ; c'est une épreuve qui s'est perdue en route ; c'est une erreur totale dans un chapitre ; c'est la suppression de quelques lignes qui font longueurs dans un autre ; c'est une menace qu'on disait venue de la préfecture de police : on saisira le livre arbitrairement, sans motif avoué, sans procès à venir, etc. etc. M. Dentu, effrayé, hésite. Il veut réfléchir. Je le mets en demeure de faire paraître le volume ou de me rendre le manuscrit. Il joint son bon à tirer au mien". ."On s'adresse à la justice. Oh ! Pas de procès cependant ! . Mais des menaces : M. Dentu et son imprimeur, Simon Raçon se dirent mandés au parquet. . bref, l'imprimeur eu peur ou fit semblant d'avoir peur de perdre son brevet ; il refusa de livrer les feuilles composées. L'éditeur m'écrivit pour me demander le prix de l'impression. L'ironie se joignait à l'injustice. . Et voilà pourquoi Les Mariages de la Créole paraissent à Bruxelles. » Le Journal de Xavier Marmier (Droz, 1987) éclaire plus nettement l'origine des soucis rencontrés dans la publication du roman : Marie Rattazzi y dévoilait le détail des amours illégitimes du riche propriétaire du Creusot, l'industriel Eugène Schneider : " Averti de la prochaine publication de ce livre, M. Schneider a tout fait pour l'empêcher. Il est parvenu de nouveau à la retarder, et l'on dit que Mme Ratttazzi renoncera à son oeuvre s'il lui donne de l'argent". Notre manuscrit (partiel mais conséquent), vraisemblablement rédigé par un secrétaire (par deux fois, on relève le nom de "M. Séné" ou "Léné"), corrigé par une main vive en divers endroits (par l'auteur ?), provient du fonds de la famille Dentu. On s'explique alors mieux les nombreuses différences observables entre le manuscrit et l'édition belge de 1866. Par exemple, dans le manuscrit, l'héroïne Marguerite conserve plusieurs chapitres durant son prénom original, avant de lui préférer " le nom bizarre, original, et franchement créole, de Magarthy". Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Broadside, begins: "El Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores, encargado del gobierno, a los habitantes de la República. Guatemaltecos! Un acontecimiento grave y doloroso me obliga a dirijiros la palabra.

      [Guatemala: No publisher/printer Folio (34 cm; 13.25"). [1] p.. 1865] Pedro de Aycinena announces the death of long-time leader and sometimes president Rafael Carrera, dated in the text 14 April 1865. => Carrera was an epitome of the 19th-century caudillo. Minister Aycinena announces that he will assume the presidential powers until a new leader can be appointed. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, COPAC, CICLA, and Metabase locate only one library copy worldwide — in the U.S. As issued; one small piece of blank paper torn from lower outer corner. Overall age-toning.

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        The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia. Considered particularly with respect to their use in the Arts and their introduction into Commerce. To which is added a Description of the most useful of the European Forest Trees. [with] The North American Sylva; or, a Description of the Forest Trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia, not described in the Work of F. Andrew Michaux, and containing all the Forest Trees discovered in the Rocky Mountains, the Territory of Oregon, down to the Shores of the Pacific, and into the Confines of California.

      - Philadelphia: Wm. Rutter & Co., 1865. 6 vols. in 5, roy. 8vo, 184; 180; 180; 206; 215 pp. With 277 hand-colored plates as noted below. Original de luxe binding of publisher's full brown morocco, covers richly blind-stamped, blind-stamped and gilt-lettered backstrips, gilt edges, collector's modern bookplate in each volume. Joints lightly scuffed. Very occasional foxing to tissue guards or plates but generally a very clean fresh set. Combined edition of this classic work of American natural history in the finest de luxe format. "It is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty." -Sabin 48695. The plates, drawn for the original edition by the famous Redouté brothers and Pancrace Bessa, feature the leaves, berries, flowers, and nuts of trees from coast to coast. The Michaux volumes contain 156 hand-colored stipple engravings, and the Nuttall volumes contain 121 hand-colored lithographs, each showing the branch form, leaf, flower and fruit of the species. Michaux's work was actually carried out in the late 18th century, Nuttall's in the early to mid-19th century. Michaux was first published in France in 1817 to 1819; the first American edition combining the work of both authors was published in 1841-1852. This edition uses new stones for the Nuttall lithography since the originals were destroyed in 1856. Reese, Stamped with a National Character, 21. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        12 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Luzern, 1865-1877. Zus. 36 S., 8° bis 4°. „Eugène Lachat trat mit 17 Jahren in den Orden der Missionare vom Kostbaren Blut ein und wurde am 24. September 1842 zum Priester geweiht. Nachdem er am 26. Februar 1863 zum Bischof von Basel gewählt worden war, bestätigte Papst Pius IX. die Wahl am 26. Oktober desselben Jahres. Die Bischofsweihe spendete ihm am 30. November 1863 der damalige Bischof von Strassburg, Andreas Räss, in der Kathedrale Solothurn. Lachat wurde im Zuge des Kulturkampfes am 29. Januar 1873 von den Diözesanständen Aargau, Solothurn, Bern, Basel-Landschaft und Thurgau von seinem Amt abgesetzt, während ihn Luzern und Zug weiterhin als rechtmässigen Bischof betrachteten“ (Wikipedia). 1863 erschien in Paris eine über 300 Seiten umfassende Monographie über Lachat von Edouard Hornstein („Biographie de Monseigneur Lachat eveque de Bale“). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Lachat, Mislin, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Panoramaansicht, "Frankfurt A/M".

      - Stahlstich n. u. v. Worms ( nach Daguerreotypien ), um 1865, 31,5 x 60 Blick über den Main von Sachsenhausen aus, mittig die alte Mainbrücke.

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        Stone Talk, Being Some of the Marvellous Sayings of a Petral Portion of Fleet Street, London, to One Doctor Polyglott

      London: Robert Hardwicke, 1865. First Edition. 121 pp, re-bound in plain brown buckram with gilt lettering on spine. Some abrasion to the inner margins (from the re-binding process) visible at the gutter, otherwise very clean. No errata leaf. Armorial bookplate of Alan Cathart, Lord Cathcart laid in. Penzer (pp 77-78) describes this work as "a bitter satire, in blank verse, enumerating many of the crimes which England has committed, and castigating her hypocrisy," and deems it "certainly one of the cleverest of all Burton's books." He ascribes its rarity in part to the fact that Isabel Burton bought up and destroyed a large number of the copies, also noting that it is likely fewer than 200 were printed to begin with. See also Casada 62.

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        PROSPECTUS OF THE ANTICLINAL ROCK OIL CO. CASH CAPTIAL, $250,000. 25,000 SHARES, AT $10 EACH.

      NY: C.S. Westcott & Co., Printers, 1865. Black lettered buff paperwraps (rear wrapper detached). 15 cm. 30 pp., plus a folding map, tipped in to rear wrapper: "Map of the Oil District of West Virginia and part of Ohio, showing the location of several Petroleum Properties belonging to the Anticlinal Rock Oil Co." [J. Haehnlen, Phila.; 40 x 48 cm.] The map marks rivers, railroads, and towns, as well as oil wells and oil springs. The company property consisted of 1200 acres in fee, and 300 acres of leased land "situated in the direct centre of the great Oil Districts of the Muskingum and the Kanawha, in the States of Ohio and West Virginia." Two listings found on OCLC: NY Historical; Lehigh Univ.

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        Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longellow

      London & Edinburgh: Gall & Inglis, 1865 1865, Gall & Inglis, London & Edinburgh. Deluxe edition of Longfellow, this copy graced with a fore-edge painting; a bright neatly executed view of Constantinople. This volume is further illustrated with six steel-engraved plates, including the additional engraved title-page; the text pages are ruled in red.Binding: Publisher's red morocco, front cover with blind-embossed/stamped frame, gilt-stamped decorations, and decorative title embossed in green on a gilt field, spine gilt extra. all edges gilt. Fore-edge painting as above.Minor traces of shelf wear, covers with unobtrusive small spots of discoloration, spine very slightly sunned. A very few spots of light foxing.A beautiful book. Photos available upon request.

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        Novels of William Harrison Ainsworth

      London - George Routledge & Sons, Ltd. 1865 - A handsomely bound twelve volume set of the novels of William Harrison Ainsworth. William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882) was an English historical novelist. While training in London as aÂlawyer, he met the publisher John Ebers, who introducedÂAinsworth to literary and dramatic circles. Ainsworth then briefly tried his luck at theÂpublishing business but soon gave it up to devote himself to journalism and literature. ÂHis first success as a writer came with 'Rookwood' in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. In 1839 he published another novel featuring a highwayman, 'Jack Sheppard'. From 1840-1842 he edited Bentley's Miscellany and from 1842-1853 Ainsworth Magazines, and lastly The New Monthly Magazine. His 'Lancashire novels' cover altogether 400 years and include 'The Lancashire Witches', 'Mervyn Clitheroe' and The Leaguer of Lathom'. 'Jack Sheppard', 'Guy Fawkes' and 'Windsor Castle' are considered as his most successful novels. Ainsworth was very popular in his lifetime and his novels sold in large numbers, but his reputation has unfortunately not outlasted his popularity. This set includes the following works:'Jack Sheppard', 'Boscobel', 'The Spendthrift', 'The Flitch of Bacon', 'Guy Fawkes', 'Ovingdean Grange', 'Crichton', 'Windsor Castle', 'Mervyn Clitheroe', 'The Tower of London', 'The Star Chamber', and 'Rookwood'. Missing from this set are the novels 'The Lancashire Witches', 'The Miser's Daughter', 'Auriol', 'Old St. Pauls'', 'The Leaguer of Lathom' and 'Preston Fight'. Beautifully illustrated by the famous British caricaturist and illustrator George Cruikshank, and by Hablot K. Browne. With frontispieces to each volume. Illustrations are as follows:'Ovingdean Dean': 8 plates, 'Crichton': 17 plates. 'Windsor Castle': 17 plates. 'Jack Sheppard': 24 plates. 'Boscobel': 14 plates. 'The Spendthrift': 7 plates. 'The Flitch of Bacon': 10 plates. 'Guy Fawkes': 20 plates. 'Mervyn Clitheroe': 23 plates. 'The Tower of London': 34 plates. 'The Star Chamber': 7 plates. 'Rookwood': 15 plates. Condition: In half calf bindings with gilt detailing. Externally, generally smart with some minor shelfwear and slight fading to spines. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright with some light spotting here and there, mainly to textblocks. Previous owner's bookplates to front pastedown of each volume. Overall: FINE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Largo Vittoria Napoli

      Selbstverlag o.J. (um 1865), Neapel - quer 4°, mit montiertem photografischem Titel, Vortitel und 24 orig. Albuminabzügen von Neapel und Umgegend, gepr. OLn - Giorgio Sommer (geb. 1834, Frankfurt am Main - gest. 1914, Neapel) Sommer absolvierte eine kaufmännische Lehre, ehe er zur Photographie wechselte. Nach einigen Jahren photographischer Tätigkeit ließ er sich im Jahre 1856/57 in Italien nieder. Zunächst arbeitete Sommer in Rom, später in Neapel. Bekannt wurde Sommer später durch seine Aufnahmen des Vesuvausbruches 1872. Sommer war der erste Fotograf, der gleichzeitig als Verleger tätig war. Dies ermöglichte Ihm seine Fotografien direkt zu vermarkten. Vorliegend eines seiner Fotoalben mit den schönen Ansichten von Neapel und der Umgegend. Einband etwas berieben, bestossen und leicht fleckig, vorderes Gelenk oben mit kleinem Einriss. Fotografien sauber, Blätter im weißen Rand etwas fingerfleckig. Vorderer weisser Vorsatz fehlend, Titel oben mit altem hs. Besitzvermerk. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pinus sabiniana. Douglas. (Gray, Foothill or Digger Pine)

      Edinburgh & London, 1865. Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches. A very fine plate from Ravenscroft's 'The Pinetum Britannicum. A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees' Ravenscroft's work is the third (in order of publication) of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century, following Bedford and Lambert. The very fine plates fall into two categories: botanical studies of details of the needles and fruit of the individual trees, and landscape studies of examples of individual trees in their natural habitat. This plate is an outstanding example of the former group, here drawn and lithographed by W. Richardson. Cf. Nissen BBI 1588; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.127; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 8685.

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        PHOTOGRAPH OF TWO CHINESE WOMEN AND TWO WESTERNERS POSING AT A. SANG'S STUDIO IN

      Hong Kong n.d. ca 1865, A. Sang. Stiff card, 10.8 x 16.5 cm.. English & Chinese text on the back, photograpic image is in. excellent condition, strong image, clean, solid, NO defects,. exceptionally RARE subject !. This is a rare and early image of two western men and what appears to be their wives, mistresses or closely related Chinese women. * Each woman puts her left hand on her man's shoulder. The men are seated, legs crossed, with their hands on each thigh in a relaxed pose. They wear dress trousers and suit jackets. The women are standing; one wears an early silk Cheongsam [or Qipao] a native Chinese woman's dress' and flat shoes. Each stares ahead and freezes for the camera. Both women wear small bracelets on their right hand and no rings, but one wears earrings. The men are also without rings. One an wears a neck tie and holds a small cigarillo. The woman on the left is quite "stiff" in the pose, her face is set and firm, her hands and feet are frozen and immobile, while the other's hands are more relaxed as is her expression. The man on the left also looks "stiff" and matches his woman's demeanor. The man on the right is more relaxed and looks directly at the camera. The couple on the left gaze to their left and avoid direct eye-contact with the camera...camera shy ? * The background is painted and shows a small Chinese pagoda and another small building with Chinese writing on it. * THE IMAGE: The actual image size is 10.2 x 14.8 cm., done in sepia tone, mounted on a small stiff board with gilt edges. * THE CHINESE PHOTOGRAPHER: Front reads: "A. Sang 171 Queen's Road, Hongkong." The back or verso has a lovely steam paddle wheeler ship, the text reads: "A. Sang, PHOTOGRAPHER AND PARTRAIT [sic] PAINTER, 171, Queen's Road Central. Opp. Fire Engine House. Hongkong, China." With Chinese character address below the English Address. * There is an elaborate border on the back side, with four printer's devices, one in each corner. * The card is remarkably clean, NOT bumped or otherwise scratched or damaged. There is a slight hint of a few tiny brown spots on the back side. The front is very clean lacking any defects worth mention and over all is truly a nice solid copy in "collector's" condition. *** RARITY: Photographs of Hong Kong of this period are rare regardless of subject. In this case, a photograph of western men together with intimately related Chinese women are indeed R A R E ! An exquisite example ! *** THE OCCASION: Obviously for these four people to go to a photographer's studio, pose for the camera meant it was an important occasion. The women wear very clean, nice gowns their hair is very neat, bangs trimmed. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Slaughter Pen, Foot of Round Top, Gettysburg (plate 44 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War)

      Washington: Gardner 1865 - Albumen print (approx. 7 x 9 in.), original mount with lithographed frame and caption. Minor occasional soiling and fading. Excellent condition, with good strong tones. This famous site on the Gettysburg battlefield is in front of Little Round Top. The most celebrated collection of Civil War photographs, Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War contains “many of the most graphic and memorable Civil War images that have come down to us” (ICP). The photographs covered the entire conflict from Manassas in 1862 to the dedication of the monument at Bull Run in June 1865. Gardner presents the photographs, each accompanied by his descriptive text, as “mementoes of the fearful struggle,” recording war as it had never been recorded before. Alexander Gardner joined Mathew Brady’s studio in the 1850s and introduced the new wet-plate collodion process there. This process was employed in the photographs of the Sketch Book. When Brady’s sight deteriorated in the 1850s, Gardner became the studio’s chief photographer. Working with the Army of the Potomac as a civilian photographer, Gardner happened to be present during the Battle of Antietam. Carrying his heavy equipment over the battlefield in the immediate aftermath of this bloodiest of battles, he captured a series of beautiful and shocking images. Within a month of publication they were exhibited at Brady’s New York gallery, where crowds waited in line for hours to view them. When Brady accepted credit for the images, as he was wont to do, the outraged Gardner resigned and set up his own studio, bringing the leading Brady photographers with him. These men, including George Barnard, David Knox, Timothy O’Sullivan, and William Pywell, contributed to the immense Photographic Sketch Book project, and they are scrupulously credited in its captions.

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        Antietam Bridge, Maryland (plate 19 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War)

      Washington: Gardner 1865 - Albumen print (approx. 7 x 9 in.), original mount with lithographed frame and caption. Minor occasional soiling and fading. Excellent condition, with good strong tones. “One of the memorable spots in the history of the war traces of the engagement are evident in the overturned stone wall, the shattered fences, and down-trodden appearance of the adjacent ground” (Gardner). The most celebrated collection of Civil War photographs, Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War contains “many of the most graphic and memorable Civil War images that have come down to us” (ICP). The photographs covered the entire conflict from Manassas in 1862 to the dedication of the monument at Bull Run in June 1865. Gardner presents the photographs, each accompanied by his descriptive text, as “mementoes of the fearful struggle,” recording war as it had never been recorded before. Alexander Gardner joined Mathew Brady’s studio in the 1850s and introduced the new wet-plate collodion process there. This process was employed in the photographs of the Sketch Book. When Brady’s sight deteriorated in the 1850s, Gardner became the studio’s chief photographer. Working with the Army of the Potomac as a civilian photographer, Gardner happened to be present during the Battle of Antietam. Carrying his heavy equipment over the battlefield in the immediate aftermath of this bloodiest of battles, he captured a series of beautiful and shocking images. Within a month of publication they were exhibited at Brady’s New York gallery, where crowds waited in line for hours to view them. When Brady accepted credit for the images, as he was wont to do, the outraged Gardner resigned and set up his own studio, bringing the leading Brady photographers with him. These men, including George Barnard, David Knox, Timothy O’Sullivan, and William Pywell, contributed to the immense Photographic Sketch Book project, and they are scrupulously credited in its captions.

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        Manassas Junction (plate 10 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War)

      Washington: Gardner 1865 - Albumen print (approx. 7 x 9 in.), original mount with lithographed frame and caption. Minor occasional soiling and fading. Excellent condition, with good strong tones. This striking view shows the ruins of Manassas, the Rebel stronghold, village, fortifications, and camps which were abandoned in March 1862. The most celebrated collection of Civil War photographs, Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War contains “many of the most graphic and memorable Civil War images that have come down to us” (ICP). The photographs covered the entire conflict from Manassas in 1862 to the dedication of the monument at Bull Run in June 1865. Gardner presents the photographs, each accompanied by his descriptive text, as “mementoes of the fearful struggle,” recording war as it had never been recorded before. Alexander Gardner joined Mathew Brady’s studio in the 1850s and introduced the new wet-plate collodion process there. This process was employed in the photographs of the Sketch Book. When Brady’s sight deteriorated in the 1850s, Gardner became the studio’s chief photographer. Working with the Army of the Potomac as a civilian photographer, Gardner happened to be present during the Battle of Antietam. Carrying his heavy equipment over the battlefield in the immediate aftermath of this bloodiest of battles, he captured a series of beautiful and shocking images. Within a month of publication they were exhibited at Brady’s New York gallery, where crowds waited in line for hours to view them. When Brady accepted credit for the images, as he was wont to do, the outraged Gardner resigned and set up his own studio, bringing the leading Brady photographers with him. These men, including George Barnard, David Knox, Timothy O’Sullivan, and William Pywell, contributed to the immense Photographic Sketch Book project, and they are scrupulously credited in its captions.

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        Inspection of Troops at Cumberlanding [sic], Pamunkey, Virginia (plate 16 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War) Washington: Gardner, [1865-66]

      Washington: Gardner 1865 - Albumen print (approx. 7 x 9 in.), original mount with lithographed frame and caption. Minor occasional soiling and fading. Excellent condition, with good strong tones. “At Cumberland Landing, one of the most magnificent spectacles ever seen in the army as presented, when the combined forces, massed upon the bank of the river, converted the barren fields as if by magic into an immense city of tents” (Gardner). The most celebrated collection of Civil War photographs, Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War contains “many of the most graphic and memorable Civil War images that have come down to us” (ICP). The photographs covered the entire conflict from Manassas in 1862 to the dedication of the monument at Bull Run in June 1865. Gardner presents the photographs, each accompanied by his descriptive text, as “mementoes of the fearful struggle,” recording war as it had never been recorded before. Alexander Gardner joined Mathew Brady’s studio in the 1850s and introduced the new wet-plate collodion process there. This process was employed in the photographs of the Sketch Book. When Brady’s sight deteriorated in the 1850s, Gardner became the studio’s chief photographer. Working with the Army of the Potomac as a civilian photographer, Gardner happened to be present during the Battle of Antietam. Carrying his heavy equipment over the battlefield in the immediate aftermath of this bloodiest of battles, he captured a series of beautiful and shocking images. Within a month of publication they were exhibited at Brady’s New York gallery, where crowds waited in line for hours to view them. When Brady accepted credit for the images, as he was wont to do, the outraged Gardner resigned and set up his own studio, bringing the leading Brady photographers with him. These men, including George Barnard, David Knox, Timothy O’Sullivan, and William Pywell, contributed to the immense Photographic Sketch Book project, and they are scrupulously credited in its captions.

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        Signal Tower on Elk Mountain, Maryland, Overlooking Battlefield of Antietam (plate 22 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War)

      Washington: Gardner 1865 - Albumen print (approx. 7 x 9 in.), original mount with lithographed frame and caption. Minor occasional soiling and fading. Excellent condition, with good strong tones. The Army Signal Corps played a key role at Antietam, relating enemy movements to the commanders and transmitting orders in turn. Gardner notes that the Elk Mountain tower was the most important of the look-outs at Antietam. The most celebrated collection of Civil War photographs, Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War contains “many of the most graphic and memorable Civil War images that have come down to us” (ICP). The photographs covered the entire conflict from Manassas in 1862 to the dedication of the monument at Bull Run in June 1865. Gardner presents the photographs, each accompanied by his descriptive text, as “mementoes of the fearful struggle,” recording war as it had never been recorded before. Alexander Gardner joined Mathew Brady’s studio in the 1850s and introduced the new wet-plate collodion process there. This process was employed in the photographs of the Sketch Book. When Brady’s sight deteriorated in the 1850s, Gardner became the studio’s chief photographer. Working with the Army of the Potomac as a civilian photographer, Gardner happened to be present during the Battle of Antietam. Carrying his heavy equipment over the battlefield in the immediate aftermath of this bloodiest of battles, he captured a series of beautiful and shocking images. Within a month of publication they were exhibited at Brady’s New York gallery, where crowds waited in line for hours to view them. When Brady accepted credit for the images, as he was wont to do, the outraged Gardner resigned and set up his own studio, bringing the leading Brady photographers with him. These men, including George Barnard, David Knox, Timothy O’Sullivan, and William Pywell, contributed to the immense Photographic Sketch Book project, and they are scrupulously credited in its captions.

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        Scene in Pleasant Valley, Maryland (plate 24 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War)

      Washington: Gardner 1865 - Albumen print (approx. 7 x 9 in.), original mount with lithographed frame and caption. Minor occasional soiling and fading. Excellent condition, with good strong tones. Gen. George McClellan selected this house as a temporary home for his wife, and the Union commander spent many hours here as well. Gardner notes that members of Burnside’s and McClellan’s staffs are in the photograph and that McClellan was drawn away because of enemy action nearby. The most celebrated collection of Civil War photographs, Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War contains “many of the most graphic and memorable Civil War images that have come down to us” (ICP). The photographs covered the entire conflict from Manassas in 1862 to the dedication of the monument at Bull Run in June 1865. Gardner presents the photographs, each accompanied by his descriptive text, as “mementoes of the fearful struggle,” recording war as it had never been recorded before. Alexander Gardner joined Mathew Brady’s studio in the 1850s and introduced the new wet-plate collodion process there. This process was employed in the photographs of the Sketch Book. When Brady’s sight deteriorated in the 1850s, Gardner became the studio’s chief photographer. Working with the Army of the Potomac as a civilian photographer, Gardner happened to be present during the Battle of Antietam. Carrying his heavy equipment over the battlefield in the immediate aftermath of this bloodiest of battles, he captured a series of beautiful and shocking images. Within a month of publication they were exhibited at Brady’s New York gallery, where crowds waited in line for hours to view them. When Brady accepted credit for the images, as he was wont to do, the outraged Gardner resigned and set up his own studio, bringing the leading Brady photographers with him. These men, including George Barnard, David Knox, Timothy O’Sullivan, and William Pywell, contributed to the immense Photographic Sketch Book project, and they are scrupulously credited in its captions.

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        Trossel’s House, Battle-field of Gettysburg (plate 42 from Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War)

      Washington: Gardner 1865 - Albumen print (approx. 7 x 9 in.), original mount with lithographed frame and caption. Minor occasional soiling and fading. Excellent condition, with good strong tones. This house was in front of the left of the Union position at Gettysburg. “Thousands of dead and wounded were strewn over the fields adjacent to this house, and graves of Confederates can be found in every direction.” (Gardner). The most celebrated collection of Civil War photographs, Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War contains “many of the most graphic and memorable Civil War images that have come down to us” (ICP). The photographs covered the entire conflict from Manassas in 1862 to the dedication of the monument at Bull Run in June 1865. Gardner presents the photographs, each accompanied by his descriptive text, as “mementoes of the fearful struggle,” recording war as it had never been recorded before. Alexander Gardner joined Mathew Brady’s studio in the 1850s and introduced the new wet-plate collodion process there. This process was employed in the photographs of the Sketch Book. When Brady’s sight deteriorated in the 1850s, Gardner became the studio’s chief photographer. Working with the Army of the Potomac as a civilian photographer, Gardner happened to be present during the Battle of Antietam. Carrying his heavy equipment over the battlefield in the immediate aftermath of this bloodiest of battles, he captured a series of beautiful and shocking images. Within a month of publication they were exhibited at Brady’s New York gallery, where crowds waited in line for hours to view them. When Brady accepted credit for the images, as he was wont to do, the outraged Gardner resigned and set up his own studio, bringing the leading Brady photographers with him. These men, including George Barnard, David Knox, Timothy O’Sullivan, and William Pywell, contributed to the immense Photographic Sketch Book project, and they are scrupulously credited in its captions.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      O. O., 18. VI. 1865. - ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo. An einen Regierungsrat: "Heute Sonntag Abend um 7 Uhr kommen Große und Bodenstedt zu mir [.] Kann ich auch von Ihnen die Ehre haben? [.]". - Ludwig Nohl war einer der meistgelesenen Musikschriftsteller seiner Zeit, trat publizistisch zeitlebens für Wagner ein und erwarb sich vor allem als Beethoven-Forscher bleibende Verdienste.

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        1865 Wisden : Rebound no Covers, signed by William McCanlis.

      Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1865 : Rebound without Covers, signed by William McCanlis This Wisden is elegantly rebound in brown with gilt to the spine and ribbon bookmark, it is rebound without the original covers within but the pages inside are clean and crisp. The title page has a diagonal crease to it and the 1865 is underlined and Wisden is written to the top. Above that is the signature of William McCanlis who played for Kent 1862-77 according to a pencil note on

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        Fauna der Kieler Bucht. 1. Band: Die Hinterkiemer oder Opisthobranchia; 2. Band: Die Prosobranchia und Lamellibranchia

      Wilhelm Engelmann 1865-1872, Leipzig - 2 vols: pp. x, xxx, 88, (12); viii, xxiv, 139, col map, 3 charts (1 folding, 1 double-page), 40 hand-col + 6 plain lithographed plates. Folio. HB. 2 vols, folio, orig. cloth backed printed boards, with some wear to edges. As usual with this work, some foxing, spotting and browning (heavy in places). Generally a well preserved set. Errata slip tipped in at rear of vol. 1. Rare. [Nissen ZBI, 2805]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        New Map of the Greater part of Europe extending from Moscow to the Atlantic & from the Gulf of Bothnia to the Mediterranean distinguishing the political divisions, railways and principal roads.

      London: Edward Stanford 6 & 7 Charing Cross. c 1865 - Large hand-coployured map,111 x 120 cm. dissected into 40 sections and backed onto linen. Scale of 50 miles per inch. End sections with advertisemnts for Stanford products. Contained in original brown slipcase, green paper label.

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        [ARCHIVE OF CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESSED TO HANSFORD D. NORELL, CONFEDERATE COURIER, 1861 - 1865]

      [Various places], 1865. Some letters trimmed or with address labels affixed. Several documents folded, with a few separations along the folds, otherwise very minor wear. Near fine. This considerable archive charts the rise of Hansford D. Norell from young Augusta, Ga. bookseller to high-level courier for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. The collection begins with several letters of introduction for Norell as he moved to Richmond to seek employment with the new Confederate government. On July 24, 1861, he received a letter from Secretary of Treasury Christopher Menninger appointing him a clerk in the Treasury office on a temporary basis, and on September 7 of the same year another letter from Menninger hiring him full-time. In June of 1862, Norell was promoted to courier, and began to transport large amounts of currency between Richmond and other southern cities. Receipts in the archive show that he delivered $3 million to Jackson, Ms. and $2 million to Charleston, S.C. in September 1862, and another $2 million to Savannah two months later. The second part of the archive documents Norell's mission to Europe to obtain new engraving plates to improve the printing of Confederate currency, and his stay there until the conclusion of the war. Letters from Secretary of the Navy Stephen Mallory show that Norell was entrusted with two thousand Confederate cotton bonds to deliver to his contact in Paris. Newspaper clippings in the collection report that Norell's ship narrowly escaped the Union blackade, but his trip was nevertheless a success, with a receipt confirming delivery of the bonds in Paris to C.J. McRae. After concluding his business in Paris, Norell moved on to Liverpool, where further letters show that in 1864 he was engaged in negotiating the construction and purchase of military vessels for the Confederate Navy. When the war finally ended, the collection records his return to the United States on a British passport using the name William Martin, and the reassumption of his own name back in Richmond, where he signed his oath of loyalty to the United States on June 28, 1865. Overall, the collection contains ten letters to Norell from Treasury Secretary Menninger, ten letters from Navy Secretary Mallory, fourteen letters from other parties, and fifteen receipts and similar documents, as well as three newspaper clippings related to his activities and two small photograph portraits of Norell. A cohesive and compelling archive that relates the financial issues and supply problems of the Confederacy at a personal level. Housed in mylar sleeves, in a red three ring binder. A complete inventory is available.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A SKETCH OF ARMY LIFE OR ARMY DAYS & NIGHTS ON THE BATTLEFIELD. VOL. 2

      [N.p., 1865. Quarto. Original three-quarter sheep and brown cloth. Extremities very worn, boards nearly detached. Internally bright and clean. Good. The unpublished memoir of Union soldier Harold J. Eaton, through the Army of the Potomac campaigns in the spring of 1864. This manuscript volume picks up on May 18, 1864 and appears to be based on his war journals with many detailed passages on specific battles. The first volume of his memoirs has been lost. The memoir begins at the Battle of Spotsylvania in the brutal Wilderness Campaign in the spring of 1864, as Grant smashed his way toward Richmond by brute force. Eaton was present at some of the most horrific battles of the Civil War. His experience at the bloody Battle of Cold Harbor is recounted over five pages. "All through the woods the dead were buried, or only half buried, with their feet and hands sticking out of the ground. In many places these dead were not buried but were laying just as they fell, many of them riddled with shot and daylight was plainly shining through them." Though the battle was deemed a decisive victory for the Confederates Eaton claims a fair amount of casualties for the enemy as well, and recounts disparagingly their treatment of their dead. He concludes the narrative of the scene by offering an honest portrait of the face of war. "People at home who would like to see a battlefield had ought to have seen this one...you would have seen what desolation war makes, and what havoc the shot and shells makes among men and horses, and among the trees. I hope all who may read this will never see anything of this kind..." Eaton continues to narrate, with considerable verve and style, the campaign through early July, 1864, by which time the offensive had ground to a halt in front of the fortifications of Richmond. He was wounded in the arm at the battle of Petersburg on June 16, and withdrew to a forward hospital and then to Washington. He spent the remainder of the war in hospitals, and was mustered out on May 25, 1865. The later part of the text is devoted to poetry written by Eaton and fellow soldiers. These patriotic, and at times heartbreaking works, touch on topics such as the death of President Lincoln, the loss of limbs during battle, and the fear of being forgotten in death. A unique and extremely personal account of the Civil War and a month of the most terrible fighting of the entire war, filled with anecdotes of fear and bravery alike.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        VIII. Ueber Flüssigkeiten, welche suspendirte Körperchen enthalten. IX. Bermerkungen über den Raumsinn des Ohres. [Sonderdruck aus: Annalen der Physik, Bd. 202, Heft 10, 1865.] S. 324-333.

      [Barth],, [o. O. [Leipzig], 1865 - [o. O. [Leipzig], [Barth], 1865.] Kl.-8°. Pag. OBrosch. Angestaubt, kl. Randläsuren, hds. Buchstabe a. T sowie St., Gbrsp. Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        Verzeichniss Der Reptilien, Welche Auf Einer Reise Im Nordlichen America Beobachtet Wurden

      Dresden: Druck Von E. Blochmann & Sohn, 1865 141+ pages, plus seven hand colored plates of which four are folding. This is the last scientific work of Prince Maximilian and was derived from his North American tour of 1832-34. The plates were engraved by E. Lange after the sketches of Karl Bodmer. Modern binding with pebbled red leather over spine and gilt stamped lettering. Grey cloth over boards. Covers are lightly bumped at corners. Previous owners book plate on front paste down. There is a small open tear at top edge of title page. Light foxing and offsetting on plates, being heaviest on number III. Images and color remain very bright and plates are attractive. . First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by E. Lange After Karl Bodmer. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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        A great Civil War diary, recording the siege of Petersburg, the surrender of Lee and Abraham Lincoln's assassination: "...death of Abe Lincoln ... causes more talk and excitement then the surrender of Lee's Army"

      

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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