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      Omaha & Brownville. 1855-1865. - Ten volumes. 20th-century tan cloth, gilt leather label. Cloth lightly worn and soiled, paper label at foot of each spine. Library ink stamps on each titlepage. Minor foxing. Good. An impressive run of the territorial laws for Nebraska Territory, probably impossible to assemble separately today. The first volume includes the Organic Act, organizing the Territory, which encompassed areas of what is today Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, and Montana. Issued at a point of national turmoil over the status of slavery in the new territories, these laws are of great importance for the leadup to the Civil War.Each title is as follows: 1) LAWS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, PASSED AT THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE FIRST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF NEBRASKA. Omaha: Sherman & Strickland, 1855. 517pp. 2) LAWS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS, AND MEMORIALS, PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, OF THE TERRITORY OF NEBRASKA. Omaha: Hadley D. Johnson, 1856. 249pp. 3) LAWS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS, AND MEMORIALS, PASSED AT THE THIRD SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF NEBRASKA. Brownville: Robert W. Furnas, 1857. 312pp. 4) LAWS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED AT THE FOURTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF NEBRASKA. Omaha: Edwin S. Chapman, 1858. 74pp. 5) LAWS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED AT THE FIFTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF NEBRASKA. Omaha: C.C. & C.D. Woolworth, 1859. 455pp. 6) LAWS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED AT THE SIXTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF NEBRASKA. [Omaha]: Thomas Morton, 1860. 233pp. 7) LAWS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS PASSED AT THE SIXTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF NEBRASKA. [Omaha]: Thomas Morton, 1861. 270pp. 8) LAWS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, PASSED AT THE EIGHTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF NEBRASKA. Omaha: Taylor & McClure, 1862. 200pp. 9) LAWS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, PASSED AT THE NINTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF NEBRASKA. Omaha: Taylor & M'Clure, 1864. 315pp. 10) LAWS, JOINT RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, PASSED AT THE TENTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF NEBRASKA. Omaha: Taylor & M'Clure, 1865. 178pp. SABIN 52193.

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        The Iliad of... Rendered into English Blank Verse, by Edward Earl of Derby

      London: John Murray, 1865.. Fifth edition, "revised". Two volumes. 8vo. xii, 402; (iv), 432 pp. Fine contemporary red straight grain morocco, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered to two panels and gilt medallions featuring a portrait of Homer to the other compartments, the portrait reversed and repeated in a larger size to the upper boards, both sides with decorative Greek key borders, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A little mild wear, a handsome set.

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        [Engraved Copper Plate]: Bald Eagle Printing Plate

      [Circa 1865]. Engraved copper plate. Measuring 2.25" x 3.25". The plate was stored with two proofs of the engraving (made photographically) that were folded around the plate. Very good or better, bright copper, with no discernible wear to the engraved lines. Depicts a bald eagle carrying a shield in its talons, in flight with a continental land mass in the background, and facing a fortified Civil War camp with an American flag and cannon in the foreground. "Engraving by Jacob Stadelman, done about 1865," in pencil on the back of the proofs. Jacob Stadelman was a captain in the First Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry from August 8, 1861 to March 26, 1862. Unique. .

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        Album des Nahethales.

      Kreuznach Voigtländer um 1865 - gest. Tit. m. Ansicht und 19 Stst.- Tafeln m. Ansichten n. C. und F. Wießner, qu.- 4°, neuere GLwd. Vgl. Andres 181; Reiniger, Alte Stiche v. Bad Kreuznach . , S. 176 Nr. 24 d. Mit Ansichten Schloßruine Oberstein ( Vignette), Nahemündung, Kreuznach, Salinental, Bad Münster u. Rheingrafenstein, Ebernburg, Rothenfels, Schloß Böckelheim, Dissibodenberg, Schloß Dhaun, Johanneskirche u. Hellberg, Kirn m. d. Kyrburg, Stein Callenfels, Der gefallene Fels m. Tunnel, Oberstein, die Hammersteiner Klipp m. d. Tunnel, der Clausfels, die Frauenburg, An der Mausenmühle u. St. Wendel. - Minimal angestaubt und fleckig, insgesamt aber gut erhalten.

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        Leopold Venus. - Illustrationsfolge. - "Kleinigkeiten".

      - Historische Zeichnungen. Aquarell über Federzeichnung, 1865. Von Leopold Venus. je ca. 7,5 x 14,0 cm (Darstellung ) / je ca. 7,5 x 14,0 cm (Blatt). Die typografische Illustration ist betitelt und datiert: "Kleinigkeiten zusammengesucht von L. Venus z. 27. Jan. 1865". Ein weiteres Blatt monogrammiert und datiert "LV. 65". - Fünf Albumblätter des Dresdner Illustrators, wohl als Vorlage für eine Buchillustration erarbeitet. Leicht montiert auf einem Sammelkarton. Künstlerisch ansprechende unikate Kleinode in Feder und Aquarell auf festem Karton ausgeführt. - Insgesamt guter Zustand. Leopold Venus (1843 Dresden - 1886 Sonnenstein). Deutscher Maler, Zeichner und Illustrator des 19. Jahrhunderts. Schüler der Dresdner Akademie. Jährliche Ehrenzeugnisse. Arbeitete im Atelier Hübner. Wandte sich später hauptsächlich der Illustration zu. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A scarce admission card to the trial of the Lincoln assassination conspirators in pristine condition

      Washington, DC, 1865. 3.25" x 2". "Partly-printed Document Signed, ""D. Hunter,"" as ""President of the Commission,"" 1 page, 3.25"" x 2"", Washington, 1865, an admission pass to view the proceedings of the trial of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. Extremely fine condition.On May 1, 1865, President Andrew Johnson signed a controversial Executive Order to form a nine-man military commission to adjudicate John Wilkes Booth's conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the attempted overthrow of the Federal Government. The trial, lasting from May 10 to June 30, was presided over by General David Hunter, who signs the present pass. The other members of the commission consisted of Lew Wallace, August V. Kautz, Alvin P. Howe, Robert S. Foster, James E. Eken, T.M. Harris, C.H. Tompkins, and David R. Clendenin. The prosecution was chaired by Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt. The proceedings concluded with the pronouncement of guilty verdicts for all the conspirators. Mary E. Surratt, Lewis Thornton Powell (alias ""Payne""), George A. Atzerodt, and David E. Herold were sentenced to death; Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, Michael O'Laughlin, and Samuel B. Arnold were sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor; Edman Spangler was given six years at hard labor. The executions were carried out on July 7, 1865. Spangler, Arnold, and Mudd were pardoned in 1869; O'Lauglin died the previous year while incarcerated.David Hunter (1802-1886), a close Lincoln friend, accompanied the president-elect for a portion of his inaugural journal from Springfield to Washington and commanded the detail that escorted the return of his body to Illinois. Considered one of Lincoln's more controversial generals - a man absolutely despised in the South - Hunter first entered military service after graduating from West Point in 1822. During the War he held several posts, including: commanding the 2nd Division, Army of Northeastern Virginia; commanding brigade, Division of the Potomac; commanding Western Department; commanding Department of Kansas; commanding Department of the South; and commanding the Department of West Virginia. He was severely wounded while leading one of two divisions on the flank march at the 1st Bull Run. After his recovery and service in other posts - including replacing the command of General John C. Fremont - in late 1862, Hunter found himself in South Carolina. Hunter would infuriate Confederates in that state by announcing the ""abolition"" of slavery in the department and forming the 1st South Carolina Colored Infantry. Washington, still hoping for a peace proposal, disavowed his policies. He earned a regular brevet to brigadier for his victory at Piedmont under U.S. Grant. Hunter's policy of burning Confederate land and properties - including the torching of the Virginia Governor's residence and the Virginia Military Institute - earned him a death sentence if ever captured. His presiding over the trial of the conspirators was his last active role in military service."

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        Große außerordentliche Vorstellungen. Erstens Die schöne Ferdinanda oder der weiblich Coloss. Die Dame, welche erst 22 Jahre alt ist, eine ungeheure Corpulenz besitzt, bei 300 Pfund schwer ist, eines schönen Körperbaues sich erfreut und dennoch eine sehr zierliche Hand und kleinen Fuß hat, wird die Ehre haben, mehrere Musikpiècen auf der Guitarre vorzutragen. Zweitens Die Wunder-Dame, europäische Pastrana genannt, welche eine höchst seltene Erscheinung, da dieselbe bei aller weiblichen Zartheit einen mit männlichen Zügen begabten Kopf besitzt, einen starken Bart trägt, und männliche Arme und Beine hat.

      Frankfurt, Druck von Reinhold Baist, ca. 1865... Einblattdruck auf grünem Papier, mit kleiner Holzschnitt-Abbildung, die "europäische Pastrana" zeigend. Blattgr.: 42 x 31 cm. Nach der Zuschaustellung der beiden zu bemitleidenden Frauen wird noch "der wohlbekannte Mainzer Fritz seinen vollkommen dressirten Pudel, genannt Perripo zu produciren die Ehre haben".

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        A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field. Received October 27, - Read December 8, 1864.

      London, Taylor and Francis, 1865. 4to. Bound in contemporary half calf with five raised bands. Rich gilt spine with titel and journal number in gilt lettering. In "Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London", volume 155. Extremities slightly rubbed and back board with 5 cm long tear to middle of outer margin. Two stamp to pasted down front end-paper and verso of title-page. A fine and clean volume. Pp. 459-512. [Entire volume: VI, (14), 512 pp. + 12 plates].. First printing of this fundamental paper, in which Maxwell unified the theory of light-waves, electricity, and magnetism in his spectacular laws of electromagnetism. The paper represents THE BIRTH OF ONE OF THE GREATEST DISCOVERIES IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE and the most SPECTACULAR TRIUMPH OF THE 19TH CENTURY - it had an enormous impact on science and technology. Working out a few simple equations that expressed all the varied phenomena of electricity and magnetism, Maxwell bound them indissolubly together, showing that electricity and magnetism could not exist in isolation. Maxwell's suggestion that electromagnetic waves could be generated in a laboratory was confirmed by Heinrich Hertz's in 1887 and laid the foundations for the later inventions of radio, television, and radar."Since Maxwell's time, Physical Reality has been thought of as represented by continuous fields...not capable of any mechanical interpretation. This change in the conception of Reality is the most profound and the most fruitful that physics has experienced since the time of Newton."(Albert Einstein in "James Clerk Maxwell" 1931)."James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79) succeeded in formulating Faraday's geometrical ideas in exact mathematical language. He became the founder of the electromagnetic field theory which described all electric and magnetic action as the consequence of eight partial differential equations of the first order, the celebrated "Maxwellian equations". These equations established the interrelation between two fundamental field vectors, the electric and the magnetic field strength, based on Faraday's experiments, but augmented by the 'displacement current' which was too small to be directly observable by the instruments available in his time - it was put in solely by Maxwell's ingenious intuition.....The Maxwellian theory gave Faraday's field ideas their full significance and became the most important accomplishment of nineteenth-century physics. We could not imagine the physics of our day without the Maxwellian theory, even if we know today that these equations describe the electric phenomena only in their macroscopic manifestations, but fail to account for the atomistic structure of electricity demonstrated by the existence of the electron and proton." (Cornelius Lanzos in "The Einstein Decade (1905-1915", p.71-72)."A generation later Einstein's work on relativity was founded directly upon Maxwell's electromagnetic theory; it was this that led him to equate Faraday with Galileo and Maxwell with Newton." PMM No 355 Dibner, Heralds of Science No 68. Milestones of Science No 144

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        Untersuchungen über Gehirn und Rückenmark des Menschen und der Säugethiere. Nach dem Tode des Verfassers herausgegeben und bevorwortet von Max Schultze.

      Braunschweig, Vieweg und Sohn, 1865. 26 x 18 cm. XVII, 1 Bl., 318 Seiten und 6 lithographierte Falttafeln. Halblederband der Zeit auf 4 Bünden mit Rückentitel. *First edition. Garrison/Morton 1271: \"Deiters discovered glia cells. He showed that every nervecell possess an axis-cylinder or nerve-fibre process. He name is perpetuated in Deiter\'s cells\' and nucleus\". - \"Around 1860, Deiters provided the most comprehensive description of a nerve cell that was known to exist at the time. He identified the cells\' axon, which he called an \"axis cylinder\", and its dendrites, which he referred to as protoplasmic processes. He postulated that dendrites must fuse to form a continuous network ... Deiters died in 1863 from typhoid fever at the age of 29. After his death, his work pertaining to nerve cells of the spinal cord was edited and published by anatomist Max Schultze (1825-1874)\" (Wikipedia). - Sauber und sehr gut erhalten, sehr schön gebunden. Exemplar aus der ehem. Bibliothek des Herzogs Carl Theodor in Bayern. / Nice copy in overall fine condition. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Hirnforschung Neurologie

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        Deseret Almanac for the Year of 1865: Being the Thirty Sixth Year of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, From April 6, 1830. Calculated for Deseret: Lat. 40 45m. North, and Longitude 111 26m. West of Greenwich

      Great Salt Lake City, UT: Printed at the Deseret News Office, 1865. [16pp] Duodecimo [18.5 cm] Plain tan wrappers that have had some minor, professional repairs at the extremities. Written on front wrap, in old brown ink: ?"Forest Farm,?" referring to the library of Brigham Young?'s ?'forest farm.?' The last page had been torn out with a small piece remaining at left edge. This page was professionally repaired with the missing part of the last page with a scanned partial facsimile. The rest of the pages were cleaned, resized and restored. This almanac's title page is followed by the Signs of the Zodiac, Names and Characters of the Planets and a list of eclipses in 1865 (p[2]). This is followed (p[3-14]) by calendars for every month that give the phases of the moon, the rising and setting of the sun, the setting of the moon, a few world dates, some Mormon dates, and zodiac signs. The foot of each of these pages contain local advertisements. The final two pages (p.[15-16]) contain advertisements and recipes. Accompanying this volume are two items: 1) a copy of two pages from the Improvement Era (pp 563 & 588), an article by Alber E. Zobell, Jr., describing said Almanac being in the possession of Richard Burton of West Los Angeles, California; 2) a copy of a letter on LDS Church Council of the Twelve stationery by John A. Widtsoe to Richard Burton of West Lost Angeles, California supporting the Brigham Young provenance of this item. Very rare. We are able to locate three institutional holdings. Flake/Draper 6353a.

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        NECKARSULM. "Burg Scheuerberg bei Neckarsulm vor der Zerstörung im Bauernkrieg 1525". Blick vom Tal auf die Burg rechts am Berg, links im Mittelgrund die Stadt.

      - Farblithographie im Oval bei Aug. Rostert, Heilbronn, um 1865, 31 x 41 cm. Schefold 5464. - Die Ansicht der Burg nach der Widmannschen Chronik von Hall mit den stereotypen Rundtürmen nebst Zinnenkranz. Im Vordergrund Ernteszene mit beladenem Heuwagen. - Im oberen Rand kleine geschlossene Einrisse. - Selten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Vue Générale du Niagara A Vol d'Oiseau.]

      1865 - Paris: Wild, c.1851. Tinted lithograph. Sheet 285 x 580mm. Trimmed to printed border, title excised and pasted below on later card, losing artist, engraver and publisher's inscriptions. A spectacular view of Niagara Falls, the Horseshoe Falls in the foreground looking upstream towards Lake Erie. It was lithographed by Eugene Ciceri (1813 -90) after the view by John Bachman of 1851.

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        The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. With Engravings on Wood from Designs of Fra Angelico, Pietro Perugino, Francesco Francia, Lorenzo Di Credi, Fra Barolommeo, Titian, Raphael, Gaudenzio Ferrari, Daniel Di Volterra, and others.

      London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green,, 1865. 4° (ca. 25 x 20 cm), Ledereinband XVI, 540 pp. Frontispiece, 59 single-page illustrations, and marginal ornaments, initial letters and medallions, all engraved on wood by W.T. Green, J. Cooper, J.L. Williams, R.C. West, T. Williams, W. Linton, Messrs. Dalziel, A. Williams, W. Measom, F. Anderson, J. Thompson, and H. Shaw. Contemporary binding by Riviere (signed in gilt on the front turn-in) of dark green morocco, the covers with a border composed of a gilt and blind fillets and a gilt arabesque roll, mitred to a gilt and blind fillet panel, with gilt flowers between and blind arabesque cornerpieces and at the centre a gilt circular ornamental block. The spine divided into six panels, with gilt and blind compartments, lettered in the second panel, the others with a gilt centre tool, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with gilt fillets, plain white endleaves, a.e.g. Binding a little rubbed, corner bumped, upper joint cracket, otherwise a good copy. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Bibel, Englische Meistereinbände, Illustrierte Ausgabe

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        Der Löwenbändiger Herr Bathy-Cooper wird sich mit 6 dressirten Löwen in einem prachtvollen Käfig produciren. Die Productionen der Löwen sind von der staunenerregendsten Art. Er zwingt durch seine übermenschlichen Ausführungen und sichtliche Kühnheit die wilden Bewohner der Wüste vor dem Blitz seines Adlerauges sich niederzulegen und um herumzuspringen. Alle Productionen werden von ihm mit einem seltenen Muth ausgeführt, mit einem Wort, ein Blick dieses Löwenbändigers macht ihn zum Beherrscher und verschafft ihm Unterwürfigkeit und Ehrerbietung dieser wilden Tiere. - Ernst Renz, Director.

      (Frankfurt), Buchdruckerei R. Baist, ca. 1865.. Einblattdruck auf grünem Papier, oben mittig mit Holzschnitt-Abbildung (ca. 11 x 11 cm). Blattgr.: 59,5 x 35 cm. Neben Bathy-Cooper waren auch 4 Pferdenummern zu sehen, u. a. Jacques Steckel, der Pirouetten auf gesatteltem Pferde im Gallop und Trabe ausführte. Der Holzschnitt zeigt eine Pferdenummer.

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      Paris, 1865. Large folio. Contemporary half calf and red boards, spine gilt. Slight worming to imprint on titlepage; publication date effaced. Moderate to heavy foxing to three plates, but generally quite clean. Very good. This magnificent atlas by Peru's most eminent 19th- century historian contains numerous maps, city plans, views, groups, scenery, etc. The author obviously drew inspiration from Humboldt's grand works on America; many of the plates were made after daguerreotypes. Mariano Felipe Paz Soldan (1821-86) was a Peruvian historian and geographer. He was born at Arequipa, Peru, and one of the stunning plates in the ATLAS is a large folding view of that city. Phillips calls for seventy-two plates, while Palau calls for seventy-four; copies on OCLC are listed with seventy-two, seventy-three, and seventy-four plates.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Konvolut von 37 Titeln in Meistereinbänden:] Der Frühling von Meran / Gossensass / Am Hofe der Babenberger / Die Reise in den Naßwald / Die Pionniere der Unterwelt / Primos und Samo / Der Wildgärnter von Heiligenblut / Die Fahrt der ?Sibylle? / Tagebuch aus Abbazia / Der Zauberer des Hochgebirges / Neue Studien aus den Alpen / Elsaß-Lothringen / Heinrich Noé?s Geleitbuch nach Süden, auf den Karst, nach Abbazia und auf die Adria / Sinnbildliches aus der Alpenwelt / Deutsches Waldbuch / Bozen und Umgebung / Bilder aus Süd-Tirol und von den Ufern des Gardasees / Die Jahreszeiten / Gasteiner Novellen / Dalmatien und seine Inselwelt / Brennerbuch / Bergfahrten und Raststätten / Edelweiss und Lorbeer / Geschichten aus der Unterwelt / Die Brüder

      37 Titel in 33 Einzelbänden. 1865-1899, - Private Halbpergamentbände von ca. 1910 mit Rückenvergoldung, Pergamentecken und Leder-Rückenschildern, umseitiger Rotschnitt - fast sämtliche Schriften von Heinrich Noé, davon 30 Erstausgaben, in einheitlich, aufwändig und dekorativ gebundenen Handeinbänden - Auflistung der Einzelbände mit detaillierter Zustandsbeschreibung wird auf Wunsch gerne zur Verfügung gestellt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [N.p. ca. 1865].. 168,[57]pp., about 35,000 words. 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 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.

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      Boston, 1865. Narrow quarto. Original wrappers. Titlepage chipped on bottom and foredge, moderately dampstained. Map cleanly torn, affecting one inch of image; also cleanly separated along one fold. Moderate dampstaining of plates and pp.1- 15. Some additional very light dampstaining in upper outer corner of text. A good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. A scarce privately circulated prospectus setting forth the optimistic plan of the Overland Traction Engine Company to haul freight and passengers overland aboard steam traction engines from the Missouri River to the Rockies. The plates, lithographed by Prang & Co., show two views of the engine - one encased, the other uncovered. A fabulous idea at a time when supplies were routinely carried hundreds of miles over the plains entirely by mule and cattle trains. In the end, however, the plan was a bit short on execution. The engine weighed fifty-four tons when fully loaded with fuel and bogged down in mud on its first trial. The folding map illustrates the prospective route west from Nebraska City. A curious 19th-century railroad alternative, which was essentially a locomotive with wheels. The NUC locates six copies, and we can add another, at Yale.

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        Souvenirblatt - Central-Park mit 6 Ansichten, "Der Centralpark in New York".

      - lavierte Bleistiftzeichnung, 1865, 20,5 x 19,5 (H) Hauptmotiv "Das Schiller-Monument.", rechts davon "Das Arsenal.", links "Felsen Weg." Oben Mitte "Ein Musikplatz." Oben rechts "Corso-River.", oben links "Die Hudson Höhle." Sämtliche Motive sowie die Untertitelung mit der Feder eingefaßt durch geschwungene Birkenholzstämme. Sehr schöne Originalzeichnung eines Souvenirblattes wohl aus einem Sammelalbum. Oben rechts bez. u. dat.: Danzig d. 16 November 1865. Selten!

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        Beethoveniana ; Aufsätze und Mittheilungen . ( angebunden: Zweite Beethoveniana. Nachgelassene Aufsätze.

      Rieter-Biedermann Leipzig 1872 ( Erscheinungszeitraum 1872 - 1879 ): Der erste Band mit VIII, 203 Seiten / Der angebundene zweite Band mit X, 590 Seiten. Jeweils mit sehr zahlreichen Notenbeispielen. In einem Halblederband etwas späterer Zeit. Der schmale Einbandrücken mit goldgeprägtem Leder-Titelschildchen *Nottebohm Beethoveniana* sowie umlaufendem Rotschnitt, 8° ( 22 x 14,5 cm ). Einband etwas berieben. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig oder gering stockfleckig, wenige Seiten gering zum Unterrand hin wasserrandig ( nur wenig störend ), wenige Seiten mit kleinen Randläsionen, einige Seiten schwach angeknickt. Papier des zweiten Teils etwas gebräunt. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 1200 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Beethoven, Beethoveniana, Nottebohm, Gustav Nottebohm, Noten, Google, Biographie, Werke, Schriften, Rieter, Biedermann. Ludwig van Beethoven, Beethovenia

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        Photograph of Abraham Lincoln.

      Washington, D.C., 1865. Albumen photograph. The last known photograph of Abraham Lincoln, taken on March 6, 1865, taken on the balcony at the White House. Measures 11x14, mounted on the original frame. Photographer Henry Warren did not have an appointment with President Lincoln, but tricked a young Tad Lincoln into bringing his father to the south balcony. "Posing just to please his son, Lincoln appears preoccupied and perhaps a little annoyed" (Hamilton and Ostendorf, Lincoln in Photographs).

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1865 - Original Paperback Wisden, Facs Spine, 2nd Edition!

      1865. 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 the Sydney Pardon Estate which is a nice bonus. The spine holds the book together very well and so is tightly bound. Inside the book is nice and bright and clean, a very rare book. It is quite a bit shorter than my 1864 but so is my new replacement, must have been cut fine back then.

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      Washington, D.C., 1865. Folio. Single folio leaf tipped onto a single folded folio sheet. Minimal edge sunning, else fine. In a half morocco box. A fine copy of the official government printing of various amnesty proclamations issued by Presidents Lincoln and Johnson during and just after the Civil War. The first page is a form circular from Secretary of State, William H. Seward, giving rules and regulations for administering and recording the amnesty oath, issued on May 29, 1865. Appended are copies of President Johnson's Amnesty Proclamation of the same date, and President Lincoln's proclamations of amnesty and pardon, dated Dec. 8, 1863 and March 26, 1864. Johnson issued his amnesty proclamation for the benefit of those in the Confederacy who had not availed themselves of Lincoln's earlier announcements. "There are eleven classes of people not included in Johnson's amnesty, beginning with 'civil & diplomatic officers or otherwise domestic or foreign agents of the pretended Confederate government'" - Goodspeed. Seward's circular and the proclamations are sometimes each found separately, but are rarely found together. A rare and highly important item, with only three copies in OCLC, at the Lincoln Presidential Library, the Allen County Public Library, and the Lincoln Museum. Not in Monaghan.

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        Taciti Opera quae extant ex recensione a iusto lipsio postremum regentsita. eiusque auctis emendatisque commentariis illustrata item c. velleius paterculus cum eiusdem iusti lipsi auctioribus notis, Iusti Lipsi Dispinctio Notarum Miranddulani condicis ad corn. Tacitum - Editio Ultima, C. Uelleius Paterculus cum Animaduersionibus Iusti Lipsi I, Quas Postermum Auxit et Emandauit.

      Antwerpiae, Es Officina Plantiniana Balthasaris Moreti, 1648. Erstauflage, EA 547, 31, 36, 84, 14 Seiten 4°, Leder Goldprägung am Buchrücken, 6 Bünde, Kanten etwas berieben, Buchrücken oben und unten etwas locker, sonst beide Bände guter Zustand Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Antwerpen Cornellii

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        Biblia sacra vulgatae editionis auctoritate Sixti V. et Clementis VIII. Pont. Max. recognita [...]. Summaris et notis [...] studio P. Thomae Aq. Erhard, O. S. Benedicti [...]. Editio novissima [...]. Bibel Oder Heilige Schrifft, Deß Alten und Neuen Testaments [...]. 2 in einem Band.

      Graz, Philipp Jakob Veith, 1737. Fol. Mit illustr. Kupfertitel (And. u. Jos. Schmutzer nach Carl Laubman). Drucktitel in Rot u. Schwarz. Mit Holzschn.-Vignetten u. -Initialen. 12 Bll., 844 S.; 1 Bl., 672 S., 16 Bll. - Angeb. - Lubin, Augustin.Tabulae sacrae geographicae et chronologicae sive notitia antiqua, medii temporis, & nova, nominum utriusque Testamenti S. Scripturae ad geographiam & chronologiam pertinentium [...]. Geographische und Chronologische Tabellen der Heiligen Schrifft Das ist Genaue, sowohl der alten, mittlen, als auch neuen Zeit, Untersuchung, und Erkanntnuß deren Nahmen beydes Testaments Heil. Schrifft, so zu der Geographie und Chronologie gehören [...]. Augsburg-Graz, Philipp Jakob Veith, 1740. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. Mit einigen Holzschn.-Initialen u. -Vignetten. 4, 115, 87 S., Blindgepr. Schweinsldr.-Bd. d. Zt. über Holzdeckeln a. 6 Bünden m. goldgepr. Rückenschild, dreiseitigem Farbschnitt u. 2 Schließen. Seltene Grazer Bibel, die in zwei Spalten den lateinischen Vulgatatext neben einer deutschen Übersetzung bringt. Herausgegeben wurde die Bibel von dem bedeutenden Exeget und Ordenshistoriker Thomas Aquinas Erhard (1675-1743). Der Benediktiner in Wessobrunn war auch Initiator der Wessobrunner Bibelkonkordanz. - Einband etw. berieben, bestoßen u. fleckig. Deckeln leicht geworfen. Ein Schließenstift fehlt. Alter Besitzvermerk a. Titelblatt. Durchg. etw. gebräunt u. stockfleckig sowie tlw. leicht wasserrandig. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Biblia latina-germanica, Erhard, Biblia sacra vulgatae editionis, Bibel, Bibeln, Graz

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      Washington, 1865. Octavo, on a folded sheet. Minor toning and soiling. Very good. The day before the official end of the Civil War Senator Charles Sumner writes, lamenting the evils of slavery which killed President Lincoln. He apologizes that the memorandum accompanying the sender's letter was lost, requesting that it be resent, expressing satisfaction that slavery had been overcome, stating that Lincoln's assassination was a natural outcome of slavery, and expressing confidence that equal rights would eventually ensure security. Sumner, a senator from Massachusetts, was an ardent abolitionist and a leader of the radical Republicans during the Civil War. He writes: "My dear Sir, Your letter of 17th Feb. is now before me; but let me confess my mortification that the memdm. which is enclosed was lost in some unaccountable way after the letter was opened. I have hoped that it would reappear in the examination of papers; but I fear it must have gone into the basket. Your letter simply refers to this memdm. without stating its contents, so that I have been unable to act upon it, as I should have gladly done. I cannot pardon this seeming [clumsiness?]; but I pray you not to consider me indifferent to your desires. In the load upon my table, I sometimes wonder that such accidents do not often occur. If it is not too late, you will kindly repeat your desires, I should do all in my part to meet them. Again, I confess my humiliation at this mischance. "You will enjoy the overthrow of belligerent Slavery. In assassinating our good Pres'dt it acted naturally, logically & consistently. And yet there are foreigners here who are astonished that J[efferson] D[avis] can be thought guilty of such an atrocity. For 30 years such things have been done by slavery. There are some who have said that we could not conquer the rebellion who now say that we cannot tranquillize the rebel country. This is a mistake. With equal rights to all without distinction of color the future is secure. Of this do not doubt. But it will take time; for is not this an immense social revolution?" On May 9, 1865, President Johnson issued a proclamation declaring that the rebellion of the southern states had ceased, thereby officially ending the war. A wonderful letter from a key player in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.

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      [Various places, 1865. Typical age-toning, minor foxing, and soiling. Minor spotting to photographs. Overall, very good. An engaging and important Civil War archive from Captain William Mickle, consisting in part of over eighty Civil War-dated letters dated December 6, 1862, through May 30, 1865. Also included are two photographs and numerous post-war letters, battle descriptions, and documents. The two photographs of Mickle are a war-dated carte de visite featuring Mickle standing in uniform in a studio, and the other is a cabinet card showing Mickle circa 1870 (the card is stamped by Peck and Sons photographers). The war-dated letters are written from Mickle to various family members, and consist of significant content on the midnight battle at Wauhatchie, Tennessee, as well as content on the Chattanooga Campaign, the Atlanta Campaign, the March to the Sea, and the final campaign through the Carolinas. The archive has been well cared- for and thoughtfully organized. The 134th New York Infantry Regiment mustered in for three years beginning in September 1862. At the age of twenty-three, William Mickle (1838-1922) enlisted as a private in 1862 at Duanesburg, New York, into Co. "H" of the regiment. He received several promotions throughout his service in the Civil War, from 1st sergeant, then to 1st lieutenant, sergeant, 2nd lieutenant, and finally captain. The regiment participated in numerous engagements, including Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. For a short period, Mickle served as adjutant-general for General O. O. Howard; at Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain, he served under General U.S. Grant; and while serving under General Thomas Hooker, he was appointed Commissary and Quartermaster of a brigade of six batteries. He transferred to Co. "C" on June 16, 1864, and was discharged on June 9, 1865. After the war, Mickle became an educator and a Methodist minister serving large churches in New York. Many of Mickle's war-dated letters retain their original transmittal envelopes. On Dec. 19, 1862, only days after the Battle of Fredericksburg, Mickle writes that the battle "was a hard fight. Our troops had no breastworks & had to march right in front of a hundred cannon & they were slaughtered off like sheep.... Our Lieutenant Colonel found our pickets & the Rebel pickets trading coffee for tobacco. Our boys had the coffee & the Rebels had the tobacco.... So goes this war business." Mickle's regiment arrived at Fredericksburg too late to participate in the main battle. On May 8, two days after the end of the Battle of Chancellorsville, Mickle informs his parents that he had "been in the terrific fight across the Rappahannock." On May 26, 1863, he expresses strong feelings toward the Confederate leadership following the death of Stonewall Jackson: "we hear favorable news from the S.W. I hope Genl. Grant will accomplish all we anticipate. Genl. Jackson (or Stonewall Jackson) is dead. I wish all the Rebel leaders would either die or give up their deluded principles." Following the Battle of Gettysburg, he writes about the Union pursuit of Lee's fleeing army on July 21, 1863 (in part): "We are again in Va. pursuing the flying Rebels as we move toward Richmond. Our Cavalry & Flying Artillery are constantly falling upon their rear making sad havoc among their trains & capturing many prisoners." Mickle and the 134th participated in the Chattanooga Campaign in October and November 1863. From "Head Quarters Artillery II Corps. Lookout Valley, Tenn." on Nov. 4, 1863, just six days after the Battle of Wauhatchie, which began at midnight on October 28, Mickle writes home about the battle. The suddenness of the Confederate assault took the Union Army by surprise: "Well you must not be surprised to see that we are now in Lookout Valley under that notorious mountain, where the Rebs have been stationed this long time, occasionally popping a 20 pound shell into the town of Chattanooga at our boys. But Fighting Joe Hooker knows how to skedaddle the Johnies! Our troops moved from Bridgeport, Ala. last week to this place but after they had driven the Rebs from the valley had all quietly lain down to sleep about 12 O'clock at night, they came down from the mountain & pounced upon us, evidently with the intent to annihilate us, but our gallant boys 'couldn't see it in that light' as they say, so they jumped up amid the leaden shower, seized their guns & went into the Johnies like a dose of salt. . . . The fight lasted till about 3 in the morning when our boys charged up the heights & drove them in confusion from field." Mickle gives another account of his experiences in Lookout Valley in another letter to his wife, Oleavia. As the presidential election of 1864 approached, Mickle's letters contain some of his political opinions. For example, in one dated Oct. 26, 1864, he writes that "One or two such triumphs before Election would make McClellan retire from the scene in disgust. 'Honest Abe' would run alone! The Darkies had a torchlight procession here the other night & a 'Little Mac' satellite threw stones into the crowd when one of the Guards sent him his compliments in the shape of a blue-gill!" Perhaps most interesting among this deep collection of letters are the numerous examples with content about Mickle's march with Sherman toward the Atlantic. From "around Atlanta" the soldier writes on Aug. 4, 1864, "We are advancing the right wing of our army toward East Point about 6 miles below Atlanta.... Our cavalry burned 700 wagons of Hood's Head Quarter train & their supply train & did them much damage." Later on Dec. 19, 1864, "Before Savannah," Mickle writes that "Genl. Sherman sent in a demand for the surrender of the city & rec'd the reply yesterday at 10 a.m. of course it was in the negative & we are to take the place in Sherman's own time." Days later on Christmas Eve in Savannah, the soldier wrote his wife to "narrate to others that your husband has been with Sherman in both his brilliant campaigns & shared the glory so justly attributed to the captors of Atlanta & Savannah." The work wasn't finished, though: "he [Sherman] may have another short campaign prepared for us through South Carolina." Mickle's final letters were written during that final campaign under Sherman in North and South Carolina. From Goldsborough, North Carolina, on April 9, 1865 (the day of Lee's surrender), he writes, "We may have a little fighting here with Joe Johnston, but it will not amount to much now. Our army alone can whip the Confederacy combined while Grant has his mighty army ready with Thomas in East Tenn. with another large body of troops." Events continued to occur quickly during April. Mickle reports on April 22, 1865, about the sad news of the assassination of President Lincoln: "Of course, you have heard all about the cruel assassination of our late President.... All had begun to appreciate the virtues of that great & noble man.... Our Country has lost one of her ablest statesmen & the South have killed their best friend he was just ready to forgive them the highest crime a man can be guilty of, viz., treason." Mickle's 1864 leather-bound journal is also included. The journal was printed for the 1863 calendar year, but Mickle used it for 1864, often striking through the printed dates. The journal includes important content regarding the Atlanta Campaign. For example in his entry for May 8, 1864, Mickle writes about the Battle of Rocky Face Ridge: "Moved 6 miles & attacked . . . [illegible] in Rocky Face Ridge under Genl [John W.] Geary & made several charges but could not carry the fight and held them. lost severely. Returned alone to Hed. Qrs. about 9 P.M. Quietly well 'played out.'" Lists and other military-related annotations are also included in the journal. Near the back are two pages of verse from a "Darkey Melody" written in the vernacular of slaves. Mickle's war-dated roll book, ca. 1862, is also included containing lists of soldier's names from Co. "H." In addition are many pages of Mickle's post-war manuscript notes and narratives of his war-time service, with titles such as "Thomas' on the assault of the Ridge," "Pollard on this assault of Mission Ridge," and "On Barbarities of our Soldiers." Notes also included are those on the Gettysburg campaign, the March to the Sea, and more. Seven letters written to Mickle during the war are additionally included. One example is a two-page letter written from two Southern belles from Arellton, Virginia, transmitting gifts to Union officers and asking Mickle to visit. The ladies sign "Secesh" after their names, but they address the letter to "Lieutenant Mickle / 'not' Yankey." Numerous additional post-war items are included, most dated from the late-1860s through the first decade of the 1900s. These items include Mickle's 1894 diary, military pension documents, estate documents, insurance policies, Methodist documents, newspaper articles, election documents, telegraphs, personal family items, prayer and sermon notes, an 1866 letter of commendation for Mickle's war-time service signed by New York Gov. Reuben Fenton, his 1871 Master Mason certificate, and numerous letters and envelopes. Also included is Mickle's copy of Mackey's MASONIC RITUALIST: OR MONITORIAL INSTRUCTIONS (New York: Clark & Maynard, 1867). A voluminous Civil War archive from an experienced officer who served the 134th New York during the heart of the conflict. An important collection for information on Sherman's March.

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      Washington, 1865. Folded quarto sheet. Central vertical fold and two horizontal folds. Small, closed tears at edges of horizontal folds. A couple of small, very light fox marks. Very good. In a half morocco box. President Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865; his body lay in state in the White House on April 18, and the funeral service took place around noon on the 19th. After the funeral itself, the official procession, the central act in the public mourning of the President's death, accompanied Lincoln's body from the White House to the Capitol. This program, issued by the War Department, outlines the order of the procession, listing the civilian, military, and political attendees in order of appearance. The hearse is represented by a rectangle outline of stars. The procession left the White House about two o'clock in the afternoon, marching down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol. The first three divisions were the military escort, representing all the elements of the Army and Navy. After them came the attending clergy and Lincoln's attending physicians, followed by the casket itself, the only wheeled vehicle in the procession, with the pall bearers to each side. Twelve Congressmen, General Grant and Admiral Farragut as heads of the Army and Navy, with two subordinates each, and Lincoln's family and delegates from Illinois and Kentucky followed the casket. Next came government officials, ambassadors, and state officials; representatives of various organizations, delegations from colleges, lawyers, doctors, and the press; the final group is listed here as "Citizens and Strangers." Directions are given for the assembly of the procession, which ended at the Capitol, where Lincoln's body again lay in state from the afternoon of the 19th until the morning of the 21st, when it was placed on the funeral train which took it back to Springfield. An important piece of Lincoln ephemera, commemorating one of the most tragic events in our nation's history.

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        Bulwer's Novels, 12 Bände, Halbleder-Ausgabe (12 Volume Set in Half Calf).

      London, George Routledge and Sons, o. J. (um 1865). - Vol. I: Pelham; or, Adventures of a Gentleman / Eugene Aram. A Tale. Vol. II: The Disowned / Devereux. Vol. III: The Last oft he Barons. Vol. IV: What will he do with it? By Pisistratus Caxton (2 vols). Vol. V: Lucretia; or, The Children of Night / The Caxtons: A Family Picture. Vol. VI: Leila; or, The Siege of Granada. And Calderon, the Courtier / A Strange Story; and the Hauted and the Hauntiers. Vol. VII: Ernest Maltravers (two parts). Vol. VIII: Rienzi, the Last of the Roman Tribunes / Paul Clifford. Vol. IX: Zanoni / Harold, the Last oft he Saxon Kings. Vol. X: Night and Morning / The Pilgrims oft he Rhine. Vol. XI: The Last Days of Pompeii / Godolphin. Vol. XII: "My Novel," by Pisistratus Caxton or, Varieties in English Life. Alle Novellen mit ganzseitiger Illustration als Frontispiz (all novels with full-page frontispiece). en 10000 Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand; allenfalls Deckelpapier partiell minimal berieben. Sehr schönes, frisches Exemplar dieser bibliophilen, prachtvoll gestalteten Ausgabe; Seiten sauber und fleckenfrei. Very nice, fresh copy of this bibliophile edition; pages clean and free of stains. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben). Further photos on the homepage of the antiquarian bookstore (please enter there the article number in the search box). Braune Original-Halblederbände (contemporary half calf) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln auf rotem und grünem Rückenschild sowie reicher goldgeprägter Ornamentik; Buchdeckel mit bunten Marmorbezügen und großen Lederecken; Vorsätze ebenfalls mit Buntpapierbeschlägen; sehr schöner dreiseitiger Pfauenbuchschnitt.

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        Theorie der Bewegung der Himmelskörper welche in Kegelschnitten die Sonne umlaufen (Theoria Motus Coporum Coelestium in Sectionibus Conicis Solem Ambientium. Auctore Carolo Friderico Gauss.) Ins Deutsche übertragen von Carl Haase, Königlich Hannoverschem Kriegsrathe, Mitgliede der Astronomischen Gesellschaft. Mit einem Anhange, sowie einer photographischen Abbildung des Gauss`schen Geburtshauses in Braunschweig und dem Facsimile der Gauss`schen lateinischen und deutschen Handschrift.

      Hannover: Verlag Carl Meyer 1865 - XVI, 279 Seiten plus Tabellarische Uebersicht A-F [der lateinischen Druckfehler] plus 72 Seiten Anhang, Fadenheftung, Format 21,5 x 27 cm, privater Leinenband der Zeit mit Rückentitel in Golddruck. * Erste deutsche Ausgabe. Auf dem fliegenden Vorsatz der Besitzvermerk mit Tinte "Hermann Leitzmann / stud. astron." Erhaltung: Die Rückenkanten waren beidseitig durchgehend eingerissen, d.h. der Rücken ist lose ist aber komplett und auch schön rund geformt. Er könnte ggfs. für eine Rückenerneuerung wiederverwendet werden. Der Buchblock ist fest zusammen und die längere Schnittkante gut gerundet, d.h. für einen neuen Einband müßte der Buchblock nicht aufgebunden werden. Der Bucblock ist sauber, fleckenlos u. ohne Eintragungen. Somit ist der lose Rücken der einzige echte Mangel, der im Preis berücksichtigt wurde. Sehr seltene Ausgabe. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        View from Fort Putnam

      New York:: Currier & Ives,. ca. 1865.. Very good overall. View from Fort Putnam, the Revolutionary War fort above West Point on the Hudson River. This view looks across to the east bank of the Hudson, Cold Spring and Constitution Island, Breakneck and Bull Hill are all in view. A river steamship and full masted ships & sloops are in the river. A man and his dog are in the foreground. Lithograph with period hand color, 12 1/2 x 9" with margins. Framed archivally, measuring 20 x 17". The paper is evenly tanned, with a faint tidemark on the right side and lower left corner. The color has been touched up.

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        A New Hampshire soldier, who personally met the President only a week before, reacts to Lincoln's assassination: "What a dark thing it was to have our President murdered I just saw him alive and that was all, in less than one week from the time I took him by the hand ..."

      City Point, Virginia, April 18, 1865. 4.75" x 6.75". "Autograph Letter Signed, ""Walter Flanders,"" 4 pages, 4.75"" x 6.75"" on U.S. Christian Commission stationery, City Point, Virginia, April 18, 1865 to his wife concerning the winding down of the war following Lee's surrender and expressing his consternation over the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, having only met the President the week before. Expected mailing folds, else fine condition. Writing from City Point, Virginia soon after the surrender of Lee at Appomattox, Flanders, a soldier from New Hampshire reacts to the news of Lincoln's assassination: ""What a dark thing it was to have our President murdered I just saw him alive and that was all, in less than one week from the time I took him by the hand he was assas[s]inated. What a wretch that done it, but I believe they will not fare so well on Johnsons rule as they would with Lincoln. I hope he will go right on with old Abrahams plan not flinch a hair. Perhaps they will give up now they have always said they never would come under Lincoln and perhaps now they will give up."" Flanders also muses on when he might be discharged and comments on the recruitment of black soldiers: ""... I have heard several ways that the 9th Corps was going to be relieved and sent to Washington and then furlowed [sic] or paroled, till they see whether they are needed any more and if not discharge them. I dont know what they want of so many men and they are enlisting them for the regular service and giving them sixty days furlow and it wont be but a short time before they will have enough. They are enlisting blacks for that service and I think that is the way to do it. As soon as Johnston surrenders I shall look for an immediate reduction of the national forces. They have stopped all volunteering and drafting and have taken steps to reduce the navy."" Walter M. Flanders enlisted in the 18th New Hampshire Infantry in September 1864. For most of its existence the regiment worked on fortifications at City Point, Virginia. However in March 1865, the regiment helped in the capture of Fort Steadman, which it manned until Confederate forces evacuated Richmond and Petersburg. He was discharged on May 30, 1865. Following the war he lived in Warren, New Hampshire. (Civil War Database)"

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      Baltimore, 1865. Sheet size: 24 x 35 3/4. Very good. A rare lithograph showing views of several Confederate prison camps in the South, used to hold Union officers during the Civil War. The lithograph contains twelve images of at least six different Confederate camps in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. While Andersonville Prison in Georgia is well known as the largest and most brutal of the Confederate prison camps, this important lithograph shows the conditions and structures at several lesser known southern prisons, thereby providing valuable information. One of the two central images is a view of the crowded "Asylum Camp" in Columbia, South Carolina. The image shows a pair of two-story buildings in the background, with dozens of tents crowded into an open space in the foreground. The entire camp is surrounded by a fence. Many of the tents have their own small fireplace, and men are shown chopping wood, hanging clothing, preparing food, carrying water, and milling about the yard. There are two other images of Camp Asylum: one showing men taking wood from a large pile, the other a view of the sutler's tent at the camp, showing a large number of men proceeding into a tent to receive supplies. The other central image is of Camp Sorghum in Columbia, South Carolina. Small cabins and tents are shown in a large cleared field patrolled by armed guards. Another small view shows the hospital at the camp, with many wounded men depicted. Views of other prisons show the jail in Columbia, South Carolina; the jail and workhouse in Charleston, South Carolina (mostly tents); Camp Oglethorpe in Macon, Georgia, showing several small cabins; and rustic Camp Exchange in Charlotte, North Carolina, showing a number of armed guards patrolling a small group of tents and a crudely built two-story building. There are also views of a performance by "Chandler's String Band," mail delivery (showing scores of men crowded around a building), and an image of long lines of men passing clothing that have apparently just been delivered by a small train. Lithographer and printer Edward Sachse was located in Baltimore, and was therefore well positioned to produce views and prints for southern and northern markets before and during the Civil War. In 1862 he published a portrait of Union general Ambrose Burnside, and after the war Sachse published prints of the grave of Stonewall Jackson, and of Robert E. Lee in his study (the latter drawn by Adalbert Volck). Sachse also published views of the Virginia Military Institute, Fort McHenry, and a print of the famous clash between the Monitor and the Merrimac. This print is not included in Neely & Holzer's THE UNION IMAGE nor in their THE CONFEDERATE IMAGE, and it is not mentioned by Peters. OCLC locates only two copies this lithograph, at the Library of Michigan and at the Boston Athenaeum. Rare.

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      Prescott, Tucson & San Francisco. 1865-1885.. Thirteen volumes, publication details and pagination provided below. Uniformly bound in 20th-century buckram, gilt leather labels. Minor shelf wear, some labels chipped. Ink stamp, embossed blindstamps. Overall good. Arizona had been administered as part of the Territory of New Mexico until its seizure by the Confederacy following the Battle of Mesilla in 1861, though this was a short- lived conquest. A new Territory of Arizona, consisting of the western half of New Mexico Territory, was then declared in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 24, 1863, and these are the published Acts of the first thirteen sessions of the territorial legislature. Arizona would not officially become a state until Feb. 14, 1912. The first volume here is especially important, as it is among the earliest imprints published within the Territory, and it includes the Organic Act providing for temporary government. In his sale catalogue Streeter writes of the first three volumes included here: "These laws, resolutions, and memorials of the first Legislative assembly of Arizona and those of the second and third Legislative assemblies, also in my collection, are an interesting source of contemporary information on mail routes, printing, railroads, Indian troubles, and for the general history of Arizona." The first volume alone sold for $225 in the Streeter sale. Few copies of the early volumes appear on the current market, with certainly nothing approaching this type of consecutive run. An especially rare set, virtually unobtainable on an individual basis. The works included here are as follows: ^1) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE FIRST LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Prescott: Office of the Arizona Miner, 1865. 79pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 8. AII (ARIZONA) 8. STREETER SALE 507. SABIN 1983. ^2) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE SECOND LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Prescott: Office of the Arizona Miner, 1866. 98pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 14. AII (ARIZONA) 16. ^3) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE THIRD LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Prescott: Office of the Arizona Miner, 1867. 72pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 19. AII (ARIZONA) 23. ^4) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE FOURTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Prescott: Office of the Arizona Miner, 1868. 74pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 23. AII (ARIZONA) 27. ^5) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE FIFTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Tucson: Tucson Publishing Company, 1869. 71pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 25. AII (ARIZONA) 29. ^6) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE SIXTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Tucson: Office of the Arizona Citizen, 1871. 144pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 29. AII (ARIZONA) 33. ^7) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE SEVENTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Tucson: Office of the Arizona Citizen, 1873. 177pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 31. AII (ARIZONA) 35. ^8) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS, ADOPTED BY THE EIGHTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Tucson: Office of the Arizona Citizen, 1875. 238pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 34. AII (ARIZONA) 40. ^9) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS OF THE NINTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Tucson: Office of the Arizona Citizen, 1877. 132pp. Certification leaf partially detached. AII (ARIZONA) 44. ^10) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS OF THE TENTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Prescott: Office of the Arizona Miner, 1879. xv,160pp. AII (ARIZONA) 48. ^11) ACTS, RESOLUTIONS AND MEMORIALS OF THE ELEVENTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA. Prescott: Territory of Arizona, 1881. xvi,[2],219pp. AII (ARIZONA) 57. ^12) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA TWELFTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY; ALSO, MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS. Prescott: Printed at the Daily and Weekly Arizona Miner, 1883. [8],[2],311pp. AII (ARIZONA) 79. ^13) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF ARIZONA THIRTEENTH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY; ALSO MEMORIALS AND RESOLUTIONS. San Francisco: H.S. Crocker & Co., 1885. xvii,[2],415pp. McMURTRIE (ARIZONA) 8, 14, 19, 23, 25, 29, 31, 34. AII (ARIZONA) 8, 16, 23, 27, 29, 33, 35, 40, 44, 48, 57, 79. STREETER SALE 507. SABIN 1983.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Dresden, 14. VIII. 1865. - 1¾ SS. Gr.-4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Sie werden von mir gedacht haben: 'aus den Augen, aus dem Sinn', weil ich's so lange habe anstehen lassen mein Ihnen gegebenes Versprechen zu erfüllen. Aber ich eitler Mensch wollte mich erst wieder dick werden lassen ehe ich mich photographieren ließ, und dieß ist die Ursache meines Zögerns. Im Geiste bin ich sehr oft in Carlsbad und bei Ihnen gewesen, denn wo er Einem gut ergangen ist, da weilt man gern in seinen Gedanken. Carlsbad bleibt mir unvergeßlich u. mein dortiger Aufenthalt ein lichtvoller Punkt in meinem Leben. Wie freut es mich, mein Stübchen und Ihr Haus sammt Umgegend gezeichnet zu haben! [.] Das Sängerfest mit seinem Lärm ist nun vorüber, aber die Nachwehen - man sagt 60,000 x Deficit - wird unsere gute Stadt noch lange empfinden. Wie ich voraus sagte, hat die Gesankgskunst wenig von dem Feste gewonnen. Den zweiten Sängertage war die Sängerbühne kaum zum dritten Theile gefüllt u. zogen die meisten Sänger vor, sich anderweit zu verlustigen [.]". - Gustav Nieritz war Direktor der Bezirksschule in Dresden. Sein "erster schriftstellerischer Versuch war die Erzählung 'Das Pomeranzenbäumchen', die 1830 in der Dresdner Zeitschrift 'Der Merkur' erschien. Diesem Werk folgten mehr als 100 Jugendschriften, die Nieritz neben Christoph von Schmid und Christian Gottlob Barth zu einem der meistgelesenen Volks- und Jugendschriftsteller des 19. Jh. machten. Einige seiner Werke wurden in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt" (DBE).

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        Westermann's Holzschnitt-Illustrations-Katalog, 2557 Nummern enthaltend. Zum Gebrauch für Buchhändler und Buchdrucker.

      Braunschweig, Georg Westermann Verlag, 1865 - Mit General-Register und Sach-Register. - Exemplar aus der Bibliothek von Alb. Anklam. Mit dessen Namenszug und mit Exlibris auf vorderem Spiegel (Wappen zwischen Putti über Namenszug). 250 x 332 mm, 16+336, Halbleder der Zeit, , Leder und Kanten stärker berieben; Seiten mit leichten Fingerspuren nachezu fleckenfrei. 1850 gr [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Thousand and One Nights, Commonly Called, in England, the Arabian Nights' Entertainments (3 Vol Set)

      London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1865 Full brown calf on boards. Edited by the translator's nephew, Edward Stanley Poole. Half-inch split to top of front joint of Vol. I, but soundly bound. Five raised bands each volume, which have a tree calf binding. Edges and endpapers decorated in feathered pattern. No writing. Light foxing spots to endpapers only. 555, 578, and 703 pp., respectively, in the three volumes from a doctor's library. Heavy books will need extra postage.. New Edition/First British Edition. Full Leather. Good Plus to Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Wood Engravings By William Harvey. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. v. Wüllerstorf-Urbair. ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL.

      - Wien 1865-1869. 14 parts bound in 9 volumes. 4to (280 x 225mm). With 88 (8 coloured) lithographed plates. Publisher's gilt pictorial cloth (spines renewed). The almost complete zoological section, lacking the Lepidoptera part, of this famous Austrian expediton. It contains the following monographs: Zelebor, J. Säugethiere; Pelzeln, A. v. Vögel; Steindachner, F. Reptilien; Steindachner, F. Amphibien; Kner, R. Fische; Redtenbacher, L. Coleopteren; Saussure H. de. Hymenoptera; Mayr, G.L. Formicidae; Bauer, F. Neuropteren; Schiner, J.R. Diptera; Mayr, G.L. Hemiptera; Heller, C. Crustaceen; Grube, E. Anneliden; Frauenfeld, G.v. Mollusken. 'This important voyage to the Pacific was the only official Austrian scientific expedition ever to circumnavigate the globe. The Archduke Maximilian of Austria (1832-1867), who was later to become the Emperor of Mexico, was the patron of this expedition as he was commander in chief of the Austrian fleet' (Hill p. 513). The frigate Novara was under command of Baron von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. The best specialists of the time were commissioned by the Austrian Royal Academy to write the volumes which would result from the voyage. Among the places visited are Rio de Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, Sydney, Tahiti, Valparaiso, Hong-Kong, Singapore, Java, Manila, and Shanghai.Nissen ZBI, 4750. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Washington, D.C., 1865. Lined legal paper (six sides of four sheets), plus three appendices written on four sheets, 8 x 13 inches, and one albumen photograph. Typical mailing folds, tiny repairs to a couple corners, some staple holes at top, one short fold separation. The albumen mount is trimmed close at top, with some stains and minor loss to the lower left corner of the albumen, staining to the edges of the mount. Overall very good. From the Philip D. Sang Collection. Provost Marshal James O'Beirne's final report to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton on the search for the conspirators who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. On April 16, the day after Lincoln's death, Stanton ordered O'Beirne to track down John Wilkes Booth and his associates. The conspirators still in Washington D.C. were quickly rounded up by O'Beirne, who became a key player in the pursuit and capture of John Wilkes Booth and David Herold. He was hot on the trail of the conspirators when ordered to remain in Maryland while agents of Lafayette C. Baker and the Secret Service were dispatched to Virginia. That military contingent caught up with Booth and Herold at Garrett's Farm on April 26, where Booth died and Herold was captured, effectively ending the hunt. The report is written in a secretarial hand, dated May 1, and summarizes O'Beirne's activities "in the pursuit of the assassins of our late beloved and merciful President as also of the Secretary of State and family." His list of accomplishments points to the "seizure of the murderous weapons...owned by G. A. Atzerodt," leading the "first prompt pursuit into Maryland after Booth and Herold," then "bringing up the clues to the murderers to within twenty four hours later," the "arrest of [John] Lloyd and Dr. Mudd," the "first discovery of Booth's and Herold's flight into Virginia," the "information which led to the arrest of G.A. Atzerodt in Montgomery County, Maryland," and after going to the Peterson House he "secured the presence of the President's physician and other Medical Gentlemen," bringing Andrew Johnson to the Peterson House and escorting him back to the Kirkwood House. He refers to various reports and documentation, as well as listing colleagues whom he thanks. The front of the first page has a pencil inscription in O'Beirne's hand, reading, "awaiting[?] appendices D. report of Dec 27/65 wanted from AGO," suggesting (with the other elements of the archive) this is his personal copy. "Appendix A" lists "Articles Found in the room of G.A. Atzerodt at the Kirkwood House," including a coat "belonging to Booth or Herold," a revolver, a Bowie knife, a "Blank book of J Wilkes Booth," and more. "Appendix F" is a notarized deposition from Robert Murray, Marshal for the Southern District of New York, affirming a statement by Stanton to O'Beirne "that if you did not succeed in capturing Booth, it was the telegram which you sent to the War Department which led to it." "Appendix G" is a notarized statement by Patrick Brennan recalling a conversation between Marshals Murray and O'Beirne in which Murray affirmed hearing Stanton say that O'Beirne's telegram led directly to the capture of Booth and Herold and "that all the officers who were in pursuit did their duty nobly." Accompanying the report is a graphic albumen photograph from Gardner's INCIDENTS OF THE WAR. It is 6 3/4 x 9 inches on the original 9 1/4 x 11-inch title mount, and is hand- captioned: "Office of the Provost Marshall General's Office Washington, D.C. 1865 Draped in Mourning for Abraham Lincoln President of the United States. Cross (x) Gen'l Jas. Rowan O'Beirne Provost Marshall District of Columbia." O'Beirne stands in the front row with his hands in his pockets, and someone has marked an "X" in ink beneath him. Captain Edward P. Doherty, who led the troops that captured and killed Booth, stands in the doorway. Because he was kept out of Virginia and so denied the chance to capture his prey, O'Beirne was initially denied any part of the reward money and, embittered, had to lobby Congress, along with telegraph operator, Samuel Beckwith, in pursuit of his claim. He eventually received $2,000. This copy of the report was probably used by him in preparing his case. A fantastic document, and a rare firsthand account of the hunt for Lincoln's killers. An historically important report from one of Booth's main pursuers whose efforts were instrumental in his capture. This document was formerly part of the Philip D. Sang Collection (included in lot 200 of the first Sang sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, April 1978).

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        Autograph letter signed.

      No place, 15. II. [1865]. - 12mo. 1 p. To Louis Marcelin, artistic director of La Vie parisienne: "Cher Monsieur, Un extrême besoin d'argent me servira d'excuse auprès de vous si je vous reprends les habitations imaginaires, et si je vous prie de les remettre à Julien Lemer qui en fera ce qu'il voudra. - En vérité je n'ai pas de chance auprès de vous. J'espère que je me dédommagerai chez vous par un paquet de poèmes en proses. J'en ai bien une trentaine sur ma table mais ce sont des horreurs et des monstruosités qui feraient avorter vos lectrices enceintes [.]".

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        Storia naturale degli Uccelli che nidificano in Lombardia, ad illustrazione della raccolta ornitologica dei fratelli Ercole ed Ernesto Turati. Con tavole litografate e colorate prese dal vero da O. Dressler.

      - Milano, coi tipi del Pio Istituto del Patronato, 1865-1868. 2 volumes. Large folio (443 x 314mm). With a chromo-lithographed frontispiece and 120 chromo-lithographed plates of which 14 double-page. Contemporary half green morocco, spines in 5 compartments richly gilt. A superbly produced work on the birds of Lombardy (northern Italy) of which only 100 copies were issued. The fine plates are by Oscar Dressler. According to Nissen in his 'Illustrierte Vogelbücher' this German artist in an excellent way portrayed the birds, the chickens and their nests. The birds are shown in their natural habitat and some of the fine plates are finished by hand. The birds are described in great detail and are mostly illustrated life-size. The present publication is one of the three great Italian birds books, an honour Bettoni shares with Manetti and Bonaparte.A fine copy of this rare work, a few plates with some very faint discoloration and one plate with small marginal repair.Fine Bird Books p. 59; Nissen IVB, 94; Casey Wood p. 236. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("Ch. D.").

      Gad's Hill Place, Higham by Rochester, Kent, 3. II. 1865. - 8vo. ½ p. Paper-framed. Includes a vintage portrait photograph of Dickens (92 x 57 mm) and an 1899 picture postcard of the same. To "My dear Webster": "Wills comes up for ballot at the Garrick on Saturday. If you then go to the Committee, do go vote for him [.]". - On stationery with printed address; paper-framed. The English writer William Henry Wills (1810-80) began a lifelong association with Dickens in 1846 when Wills became one of the sub-editors of the 'Daily News' under him. He later became his secretary. His business capacity was invaluable to Dickens, and he was one of the most intimate of the novelist's friends in later life. - Dickens had bought Gad's Hill Place in Kent in 1856 for £1,790 and lived there until his death in 1870. He was wont to compose his works in a Swiss chalet in the garden. - The picture depicts Dickens in half-length pose. Not in the Pilgrim Edition of Dickens' letters.

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        Wiazanka: Ksiazka z Obrazkami dla Dzieci (Melange: Picture Book for Children)

      Juliusza Wildta, Krakow 1865 - Octavo. 31, [1]pp. (Text), [7]pp. (Plates). Original half cloth over cover illustrated paste-down on paper covered boards. Exquisite 19th-century Polish children book magnificently illustrated with 7 colored lithographic plates depicting animals in their surroundings. Text in Polish. Spine sunned. Moderate rubbing along edges and corners of cover. Very minor age-toning along paper margin. Binding in overall good, interior in good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wit and Wisdom From West Africa

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1865. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. or, a book of proverbial philosophy, idioms, enigmas and Laconisms compiled by Richard F Burton, Lake HM's Consul for the Bight of Biafra and Fernando Po. First edition of this important work. 455 pp. Penzer p 75, 76 described this book as RARE especially if in good condition. Bound in brick red cloth with blind triple border enclosing design in blind on both covers. Burton wanted to give readers an insight into the Negro mind and thoughts. Clean and nice internally, orig. endpapers lightly soiled. Recased in orig. cloth, strengthened at spine tips. Orig. spine in fair condition with wear to gilt. Housed in a burgundy cloth case and then in a marbled paper slipcase with gilt leather spine label.

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      New York: Carleton, Publisher,. 1865. original decorated green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, front andd rear panels stamped in blind, light blue endpapers.. Light wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, three tiny worm. holes in spine panel, two mild stains on spine panel, a very good. copy with fine interior. A nice copy of a very scarce book; the. earlier UK three-decker is virtually unobtainable. (#149492). First U.S. edition. First published by Bentley in 1864 (in three volumes). One of a quartet of horror novels produced in the mid-1860s, "four sensational novels that are the best of their kind ... brilliant mid- Victorian novels of mystery and suspense." - Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, p. 224-225. "... a superb mystery tale of murder and retributive fate. Le Fanu at the height of his powers weaves an intricate plot and keeps the readers breathless with expectation and excitement ... This is a bizarre tale which in its raw, jagged power almost equals WUTHERING HEIGHTS." - Devendra P. Varma, Arno Press promotional brochure for The Collected Works of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1976), pp. 22-3. "Somber thriller in which the implacable working of fate brings the guilty to account, after the fashion of Le Fanu's best short stories (though the supernatural aspects are carefully understated). Similar in some ways to Wilkie Collins's melodramas ... but grimmer in outlook." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-52. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-64. Hubin (1994), p. 493.

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