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        Derrick and Drill, Or an Insight into the Discovery, Development, and Present Condition and Future Prospects of Petroleum, in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, &c

      New York: James Miller, 1865. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, 1865, hardcover with embossed black cloth boards, octavo, 277pp., illustrated with fold out map of the oil region of Pennsylvania, otherwise not illustrated. Book VG with spine ends worn away, cloth at corners split, mild sun to spine, rubbing and faint soil, binding tight, price in ink to front flyleaf that bleeds onto surrounding paper, text shows mild foxing and dampstain to bottom edge throughout text block. No DJ, but now in archival wrap.

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        CHARLESTON COURIER. [with:] CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER

      Charleston, S.C., 1865. Four issues, [4]pp. each. Newspapers, creased, some minor tears at folds, edges bit frayed. Else a nice, good set. A scarce run of this South Carolina newspaper, including the following numbers: March 14 and 30, April 15, and August 21. Includes southern reports on "Sherman, the Raider;" an announcement of Jefferson Davis' resignation and the raising of the U.S. flag at Fort Sumter and the accompanying text of Henry Ward Beecher's address; as well as news about the possibility of a new Mexican Empire under Napoleon, all manner of contemporary political and military news, and many classified ads. Between February and November, 1865, the Courier was operated by George Whittemore, a Union war correspondent installed by Sherman to publish a "loyal Union newspaper" (Allman).

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        Keeping score at the 1865 Tufts University baseball game between the sophomore and freshman classes, as recorded in an autograph scorecard, an inning-by-inning columnar account, set up similar to the scorecards in use today, showing the results of each at bat and with end-of- the-game summaries, including "flies caught," "flies missed," and "left on bases"

      (Medford, MA), 1865. Broadsheet manuscript, 8 3/4 x 7 5/8 inches, the sophomore class performance on recto, freshman on verso. The sophomore class won the game, umpired by E.A. Perry, 33-30, coming from behind with seven runs in the bottom of the ninth; with all the scoring, there were no home runs. Field positions are noted for each player. "The first official baseball game at Tufts College was played on September 5, 1863, when a team of sophomores defeated the freshman team, 9-6 ... it was not until 1863 that a game was recorded as official. That year, a group of freshmen challenged the sophomore class to a game, and the next year, an official baseball program was organized. In 1864, two teams appeared on the Tufts campus, the All Nine and the Balliu Club ... in 1868, the Tufts College All Nine began competing informally against other local schools. The next year, Tufts recorded its first recognized intercollegiate game against Brown University" (online "Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History"). A few cracks at folds, lower half of verso browned; still a good example of an early manuscript scorecard for an American college baseball game. (#8480).

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        Antique Book-NAVAL BATTLE-JAPAN-Casembroot-Medusa in de Wateren van Japan-1865

      - Military & War Author: Casembroot, Jhr. Francois deTitle: De Medusa in de Wateren van Japan in n1863 en 1864Impressum: 's-Gravenhage: Gebroeders van Cleef, 1865. 2nd edition.Subject(s): Naval Battle, Japan, Dutch NavyDimensions ca. 13 x 20 cm. (ca. 5.1 x 7.9 inch). 8vo.Collation: viii, 136 pp.With a lithographed plate, (the Medusa in the strait of Shimonoseki, on July 11, 1863). Also with two folding lithographed maps. Lithography was done by Lankhout.Bibliography: Tiele 234 (1st ed.); Nipponalia II, VII ; Cordier 579The second edition, which has the lithographed plate of the Medusa, and two maps, instead of five maps and no print. Half cloth over marbled boards.Cover condition: Fair: the spine loosely repaired/covered with cloth, the board edges quite worn (please study photograph).Inside condition: Poor: title page foredge ragged, title page browned, tape repair to the fold of each gathering, the plate severely dampstained, map 1 a little foxed, map 2 with a tear and lacking a corner. Binding generally shaky, the bookblock with age-related toning.Biographies: Francois de Casembroot (1817-1895) was a vice-admiral in the Royal Dutch Navy. On a diplomatic and economic mission from Dutch East India to Yokohama Japan, the steamer Medusa came under heavy fire from the coastal batteries of the Daimyo of Nagato when it tried to pass through the narrow Strait of Shimonoseki into the Inland Sea. Despite heavy damage to the ship, and the loss of four crew members, De Casembroot managed to pass the strait, and complete his voyage to Yokohama. Storage location: PPe-Box1 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life of James Mars, A Slave Born and Sold in Connecticut. Written by Himself

      Press of Case, Lockwood & Company, Hartford 1865 - Second edition (first published in 1864). Stitched wrappers. 36pp. Creases and short tear on the front wrap, a very good copy of this fragile and uncommon narrative.

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        Two autograph manuscripts: “Give me the splendid silent sun,” autograph manuscript [recto]; and autograph manuscript on equality and American government [verso]

      [Washington ca 1865] - This leaf contains two fine Whitman manuscripts. The first is a Whitman poem from Drum-Taps and Leaves of Grass, a working draft of the opening of his much-quoted poem “Give me the splendid silent sun.” This poem first appeared in Drum-Taps (1865) and then was incorporated in Leaves of Grass beginning with the 1871 edition. The manuscript exhibits several small differences from the printed form. Writing immediately following the upheaval of the Civil War, Whitman longingly calls for the beauty, quiet, and calm of nature and life on the land. Nonetheless, in the second stanza the poet comes to acknowledge that he is irresistibly drawn to the city, celebrating the activity and teeming humanity of Manhattan. The present manuscript comprises the first seven lines of the first of the poem’s two stanzas. This is the only recorded manuscript of “Give me the splendid silent sun,” according to Walt Whitman Archive. The second manuscript contains Whitman’s unpublished discussion of equality and government in America: “And again, and eternally the idea of the perfect equality & average rights and privileges of These States, each toward any [crossed out: the and each] other, & towards the whole. And again the idea that the contracts and compacts of American government are strictly with each individual, with you me, the man who stands next to you, behind you – with every one – And that it is not permitted for the government to shirk its duty to any person [crossed out: individual] or class of persons [crossed out: individuals].” This manuscript is related in its subject matter to Whitman’s “Poem of Many in One” (1856, revised in 1867 to become “As I Sat Alone by Blue Ontario’s Shore”) in which the poet writes, “The American compact is with individuals, / The only government is that which makes minute of individuals.” This is an outstanding pair of manuscripts combining, in a single object, Whitman’s poetical reaction to the Civil War and his prose reflections on the nature of equality and the relation between the individual and government. Two pages, on a composite sheet assembled in his characteristic way by Whitman from a single sheet of lined paper and a smaller unlined slip pasted on verso. Some chipping, cross-through by Whitman, upper corner cut away with loss of several letters on verso, minor staining.

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        Das Reich der Blumenkönigin. Sinnige Unterhaltung. L'Empire de la reine des fleurs. The Realm of the queen of flowers. Pictures for grouping.

      (S.l., s.n., ca. 1865). - III. Auflage. 4°. 6 n.n. S. Text und 4 lithographierte Steckkartons sowie 48 (von 50) lithographierten kolorierte Blumen zum Einstecken in die Kartons. Originalhalbleinwandmappe mit handkolorierter lithographierter Deckelillustration. Hobrecker 6168 für die 4. Auflage - Über den Verlag und Erscheinungsort gehen die Ansichten der über Worldcat. beschriebenen Exemplare weit auseinander. Amerikanische Bibliotheken geben wegen der monogrammierten Deckelzeichnung Peter Carl Geissler (Thieme-Becker 13, 354) als Verfasser an. Wahrscheinlich in Deutschland gedruckt und verbreitet, es sind Exemplare bis zur 10. Auflage nachweisbar. Unserem Exemplar liegt eine anonyme Katalogaufnahme eines Kollegen bei mit "Neuhaus, Jansky" als Angaben (s.a. Jeschke Hauff Auvermann Auktion 61, 710). - Erstaunlich häufig angebotenes Spiel- und Verwandlungsbilderbuch. Die 6 Seiten Text in 3 Sprachen, mit einer Auflistung der Blumen und ihrer poetischen Charakterisierung. Durch das Einstecken in die Steckkartons entstehen reizende Sträusse, Kränze und Blumengestecke. - Im vorliegenden Exemplar fehlen die Sternblume (Nr. 40) und die Zaunwinde (Nr. 49). - Mappe angeschmutzt und an den Kanten berieben. Textheft etwas stockfleckig.

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        Catalogue of the naval models in the South Kensington Museum : Part 1, Admiralty collection of models, &c. Part 2, Collection of models from private sources

      London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode ... for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1865. With 34 albumen prints. 279, [1] pp. 8vo. Bound in half black calf and boards. Signed "James Crossland, April, 1866" on front pastedown. Missing ffep. With 34 albumen prints. 279, [1] pp. 8vo. 34 PHOTOGRAPHS. This catalogue details the actual vessels, and their models. The collection had just been moved from Somerset House to South Kensington in 1864. The collection was started by Sir Robert Seppings in the early 19th century. Not in Truthful Lens

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        [RARE FIRST PRINTING OF TWO OF PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S FINAL THREE PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATIONS]

      Washington, D.C., 1865. Broadside, 13 x 8 1/4 inches. Faint dust-soiling, minor edge wear, with a few short marginal tears repaired on verso. Very good. A rare first broadside printing announcing two of President Lincoln's three final proclamations, "Closing Certain Ports" and "Port of Key West to Remain Open," both issued on April 11, 1865. President Lincoln issued these proclamations just three days before he was cut down by the assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Both proclamations are signed in type by Lincoln and Secretary of State William H. Seward. The first proclamation, "Closing Certain Ports," shut down a large number of Confederate ports, all listed on the proclamation, and indicated that "all rights of importation, warehousing, and other privileges, shall, in respect to the ports aforesaid, cease until they have again been opened by order of the President; and if, while said ports are closed, any ship or vessel from beyond the United States, or having on board any articles subject to duties, shall attempt to enter any such port, the same, together with its tackle, apparel, furniture, and cargo shall be forfeited to the United States." It was President Lincoln's 126th proclamation. The second proclamation, "Port of Key West to Remain Open" was issued to amend the previous proclamation. It stated that "the port of Key West, in the state of Florida, was inadvertently included among those which are not open to commerce" and declared that "said port of Key West is and shall remain open to foreign and domestic commerce...." It was President Lincoln's 127th proclamation. These two documents constitute the antepenultimate and penultimate proclamations issued by President Lincoln; his last, entitled "Claiming Equality of Rights with All Maritime Nations," was promulgated the same day. An important pair of proclamations, among the last acts of the Great Emancipator before his untimely demise.

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        Engraved Copper Plate]: Bald Eagle Printing Plate

      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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        L'Aliénation des forêts de l'Etat devant l'opinion publique.

      Paris, J. Rothschild 1865 - in-8, [8]-484 pp., chagrin vert, dos à nerfs cloisonné et fleuronné, double encadrement de quadruple et triple filet doré, avec guirlandes et abeilles dorées en écoinçon, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées, dentelle intérieure (reliure de l'époque). Bel exemplaire. Le premier des 25 exemplaires de tête numérotés à la presse (1/25). L'ouvrage rassemble toutes les contributions à une vive polémique qui eut lieu parmi les économistes et publicistes à l'occasion du projet de loi sur l'aliénation des forêts domaniales, soumis au Corps législatif en 1865 : textes d'Achille Fould, du baron Dupin, d'Edmond About, de Chaix-d'Est-Ange, d'Henry de Riancey, d'Auguste Vitu, du maréchal Vaillant, etc. Exemplaire de Napoléon III, avec armes dorées poussées au centre des plats (OHR 2659-5).

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        Switzerland. - Watercolors and pencil drawings of an English travelling woman and early tourist in the Swiss alps.

      1865, 1865 - oblong in 8-vo, 2 double page panoramas of Basel and Lucerne in color + 1 mountain panorama in pencil, 20 full page watercolors and 7 pencil drawings or doodles (buidlings, people, vistas), partly in color, hw. exlibris ?Eleanor K. Stead Ovingdean Rectory July 10th 1865? half-leather ?drawingbook? binding. Spine restored. This original drawingbook has travelled with the artist who visited Switzerland in summer of 1865 and painted beautiful images to take back to the British Isles. Name and adress of the artist are handwritten on the inside of the cover: Eleanor K. Stead (the place is a rectory but its name is hard to read). There are two watercolors of the cliffs (of Dover) and otherwise pictures from Switzerland with 3 large panoramas in watercolor. Some of the watercolors are named by pencil: Basle, Weggis, Lucerne, the Rotzloch, Kappelen (bridge), Interlaken, Goldau, Lauterbrunnen. Otherwise there are several drawings of women in traditional costumes and men in uniform as well as a church and a dog. On the last page some doodles of faces and an alpine walking stock (the famous ?Alpenstock?, very popular with tourists at the time). Most of them signed with the initials ?EKS?.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Born in Little Hereford, Herefordshire, England in 1843 to Alfred Stead and Susan Brown. Eleanor married James D. Kingdon (Ovingdean 1867) and had a child. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Düsseldorf 12. 02. 1826 - 02. 05. 1902 Berlin). General, Kunstfreund und Dichter. Kniestück stehend in Galauniform mit der Pickelhaube in der linken Hand, "Georg Prinz von Preußen" (faksimilierte Unterschrift, od. ev. Or.- Signatur?),.

      - Fotografie (Silbergelatinabzug?) v. anonym, um 1865, 24,5 x 19,5 (H) Alt auf einen Untersatzkarton montiert. - Wohl nach einem Gemälde. Guter Abzug. - Selten.

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        Narrative of a Years Journey Through Central and Eastern Arabia

      First edition. With an engraved portrait frontispiece vignette, a coloured folding map and 4 folding plans. Two volumes. 8vo. Contemporary half calf with marbled paper-covered boards, green morocco labels to spines, gilt; boards slightly rubbed. A very good copy. xiii, 466; iii, 398 pp. London, Macmillan and Co.,

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        To Madame Livia Frege: Six Songs : With German & English Words. The Music Composed By F Edward Bache

      Addison Hollier & Lucas, London. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated [1865?]. In English & German. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 4 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Music; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6647003.. THIS BOOK IS HEAVIER THAN THE AVERAGE UPON WHICH CHARGES ARE BASED AND SO WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SHIPPING TO ADDRESSES OUTSIDE THE U.K..

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        Autograph Note and Sentiment. 1865

      - Lined card measuring approximately 4.5" x 4". Some foxing, spotting and staining, sound and good. A handwritten sentiment in ink Signed by Lucretia Mott:"In the marriage relations, the inde-pendence of the husband and wifeshould be equal, the dependence mu-tual, and their obligations recipro-cal.Lucretia MottYonkers, 7 mo. 3rd. 1865"Beneath this in pencil, Mott has written: "Presented to C. N. Norris by Mrs. Lucretia Mott through the kindness of Mr. Barney July 3rd 1865." Beneath this an unknown party has written the date of Mott's death in 1880. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        LECKY’S WORKS. History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe. [1865] ~ History of European Morals, From Augustus to Charlemagne. [1869] ~ A History of England in the Eighteenth Century. [1870] ~ Democracy and Liberty. [1896] ~ The Map of Life. [1899] _______ Fine Binding by Ramage ~ Fifteen Volumes Mixed Edition Set

      London: Little, Brown, and Company. 1865 - Longmans Green and Co, 1865 to 1899. 8vo, finely bound by Ramage in half brown morocco with the binder’s mark to the reverse of the end paper. Comprises: A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, 7 vols.; The History of European Morals from Augustus to Charlemagne, 2 vols.; Rationalism in Europe, 2 vols.; Democracy and Liberty, 2 vols.; The Map of Life. Lecky was notable on two counts: as a British historian of ideas and as the writer of Ireland's first "philosophical history" (he liked that Burkean phrase), for neither Young Ireland nor the Celtic revivalists produced a notable historian. His major narrative history was undertaken as a vindication of the Irish people, but he was a sharp critic of the careless or deliberately misleading application of arguments from Irish history to justify the patriotic cause. He was, therefore, both the first national historian of Ireland and the first "revisionist" of the nationalist idealization of Ireland'. Volumes titles include: 1.  History Rationalism in Europe – London: Longman, Second Edition, 1865. 2 vols. xxx, 447; xi, 449pp.   2.  History European Morals – London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1869, First edition. 2 vols. xviii, 498pp., x, 423pp. 3.  History of England in the Eighteenth Century – London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1879, Second Edition, Revised. 7 vols. xviii, 578pp; xvi, 642pp; xii, 545pp; xvi, 560pp; xvi, 602pp; xviii, 611pp; xvi, 465pp; xv, 650pp; 4.  Democracy and Liberty – London: Longmans, Green, and Company, 1896. First Edition. Two volumes, xvii, “Introduction to Democracy and Liberty” from the Cabinet Edition (1899) has been bound in (shorter pages) lv, 471 pp; xvi, 489 pages, with index. 5.  Map of Life – London: Longmans Green & Co, 1899. xv, 328 pp. Minor scuffing and rubbing at the extremities. Else very good. Fifteen volumes. Page top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, half morocco gilt over marbled boards, minor wear to some extremities, all volumes uniformly bound.   Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – worn and some scratches. Joints – very good condition. Corners – good condition – lightly bumped. Boards – good condition – lightly worn, first volume of Democracy has torn marbled paper to the front boards. Page edges – good condition. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition. Paste downs –  very good condition. End papers – very good condition. Title – very good condition – slightly foxed to some volumes. Pages – very good condition – slightly foxed to some volumes, corners folded and some marks. Binding – very good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1865-99. Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SPECIMEN BOOK OF FRUITS, FLOWERS AND ORNAMENTAL TREES. CAREFULLY DRAWN AND COLORED FROM NATURE FOR THE USE OF THE NURSERYMAN

      Rochester, N.Y.: D.M. Dewey, 1865. 49 pochoir plates, plus chromolithograph titlepage. Original gilt cloth, rebacked and recornered in modern calf. Name of original nursery owners gilt stamped on front board. Manuscript descriptions on a number of plates. Scattered foxing, occasional dampstaining to plates, which retain bright, fine coloring. About very good. A nice, early example of a Rochester nursery specimen book with forty-nine pochoir plates, produced by the father of the city's mid- to late-19th century cottage industry, D.M. Dewey. He was among the first of the Rochester nurserymen to produce elaborate plates depicting fruit and flower types for sale by dealers. Albums were generally made up specially for individual firms (the present album has the name of the firm, S.V. Mills, stamped on the front cover). Plates were produced by colored stencil or pochoir work. These are particularly beautiful and, as Charles Van Ravenswaay noted, are "more akin to folk painting than to the commercial art of their time." The plates collected here are devoted to the depiction of various fruits, principally apples, pears, plums, peaches and grapes. Albums such as this are quite scarce. The Oak Spring Garden Library collection has a Dewey album of circa 1866, on a similar format but with only thirty-eight plates. Oak Spring also has another Dewey album of a later date on a smaller format which is comprised mainly of chromolithographs. As time went on, more and more of the Rochester plates were chromolithographs, as opposed to the more appealing pochoir plates of the present album. A nice, rare piece of American color plate printing. OAK SPRING POMONA 64 (ref).

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        [DIARY AND ARMY DOCUMENTS OF ISAAC D. LANDIS, SERGEANT MAJOR IN THE 9th PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER CAVALRY, FOR 1864 AND 1865]

      [Tennessee; Georgia; South Carolina; North Carolina, 1865. [420]pp., plus 23 printed and manuscript forms and reports, with two framed photograph portraits. Narrow 12mo. Original soft leather wrappers, perished and lacking rear wrapper, a.e.g. Spine and stitching perished. Small chips and tears at edges, slightly affecting text. Light soiling and dampstaining. Some entries in pencil somewhat faded. Other documents loose, photographs somewhat dust soiled. Good. A detailed Civil War diary kept by a Sergeant Major in the 9th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, Isaac D. Landis, from January 1, 1864 through the end of the conflict to December, 1865. Landis was promoted to Sergeant Major on New Year's Day, 1864, when the diary begins, and his writing recorded the movements and action of his unit through Tennessee, Georgia, and the Carolinas. At the commencement of the journal, the unit was encamped at Mossy Creek after a small battle there at the close of the previous year: "In camp, two miles east of Mossy Creek Station in East Tennessee, having driven the enemy from the former place on the memorable 29th day of December 1863. Encamped in line of Battle the 2nd Battalion was on Picket. I have been acting Adjutant since the 16th of Dec. 1863 when the Adjutant went to hospital in Knoxville Tenn.... Fell back to the position at Mossy Creek as the enemy made a movement to outflank our position. Encamped in line of Battle the 9th Penna Cav being on the left of the division which occupied the center of the line.... Four hundred enlisted men of the Regiment reenlisted as veteran volunteers to serve for the year from the 1st day of January 1864." The 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry was engaged in Tennessee for much of 1864, until the fall when it moved into Georgia, and on Election Day the unit was encamped at Marietta: "This being the day that will decide the fate of the Nation the day of the Presidential Election. We all proceed to opening ballot boxes and polls - that all may have have a chance to fight the great Political Battle - which results in Lincoln receiving 403 votes and McClellan 146 votes receiving. 257 votes Majority for Lincoln." Landis' unit then took part in the famed March to the Sea, crossing Georgia between mid-November and mid- December, and culminating in the seizure of Savannah just before Christmas, 1864. At the beginning of 1865, the unit marched from the vicinity of Savannah north to South Carolina and North Carolina, where they spent the remainder of the war involved in various engagements and securing lines of communication and supply, as on February 18, when Landis reported: "Marched at 7 AM 2nd Brig. in advance Regt. on left center. Marched 20 miles to Alston, [South Carolina], for the purpose of getting possession of the R.R. Bridge across Broad River but the enemy who had a force stationed at the bridge for the purpose burned it and the 2nd brigade charged in vain to retake it before the fire had destroyed it. We then went into camp at Stuckville, barricaded our front, reset Co. L on Picket, marched during the day on parallel road with Cheatham's Corps who are endeavoring to get in our front." During the momentous events of April 1865, Landis was camped at Durham, North Carolina, reporting the news as in his entry for April 18: "Genls. Sherman and Johnson [sic] again met and the latter accompanied by the Rebel Sec'y of War Breckenridge who was representing the Confederacy to submit terms of Peace, which was entered into and orders issued for the Cessation of Hostilities which it is supposed will result in the restoration of Peace. We were all pained to receive the intelligence of the assassination of President Lincoln and the attempt on the life of Seward." Accompanying the diary are a number of printed forms and manuscript reports including registers of the commissioned officers of the unit from January 1864 and January 1865, nine casualty reports (including one that gives a history of the regimental casualties from the beginning of the war to March 1865), and a roster of unit soldiers captured during the campaign in Georgia in February and March, 1865. Further documents consist of clothing and camp equipment reports, weekly reports of the unit's eligible force, a muster-out roll from the end of the war, a list of officers below the rank of Colonel who wished to remain in service after the Confederate surrender, a printed Farewell Address from Gen. Thomas J. Jordan, and handwritten farewells from unit officers Col. F.A. Jones and Capt. E.M. Ward. Two framed photographic portraits of Landis also accompany the material. A fascinating collection that provides much detail on Union cavalry movement and activity in the Deep South during the last year and a half of the Civil War.

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        Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries;

      London: John Murray,, 1865. And of the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa. 1858–1864. Octavo. Original reddish-purple cloth, title gilt to spine between blind Greek-key borders, boards triple-ruled in blind with gilt vignette of captured slaves to the front, brown coated endpapers. Engraved folding frontispiece, 12 engraved plates, folding route map to rear. Spine faded, extremities lightly rubbed, small section of wear to front joint and lower outer corner of front board, plate facing p. 144 unattached at foot, short closed tear to folding map stub. An excellent copy, partly unopened. First edition of Livingstone's self-exculpatory account of the Zambesi expedition, of which the principal aim was to explore the river's mouths and tributaries in order to discover a navigable waterway into the interior. "In the course of the exploration of the Shiré Rver, Lake Shirwa was discovered, on April 18, 1859, and on September 16 [Livingstone] arrived at Lake Nyassa about two months before Dr. Roscher" (Mendelssohn). Despite these successes, the entire undertaking "had cost much more, and achieved much less, than expected. At least £30,000 had been spent on it (as much as on the Niger expedition of 1857–60). It had involved the deaths of Thornton and Mary Livingstone, and also missionaries of the LMS and UMCA, as well as several sailors. It had lasted six and a half years, though scarcely eighteen months were spent on travel above the Shire and Zambezi cataracts and on the Rovuma, due to sickness and logistical problems. The geographical and scientific results seemed hardly commensurate with the effort expended, and plans to check the slave trade had come to nothing" (ODNB). Uncommon in the cloth.

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        Souvenirs historiques et parlementaires. Extraits de ses papiers et de sa correspondance (1764-1848).

      Paris, M. Lévy, 1861-1865, - 4 vol. in-8 et 1 fasc. de supplément, portrait, demi-maroquin violine à coins, dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, filets dorés sur les plats, tête dorée ; bradel papier marbré au supplément avec couv. cons. (reliure de l'époque). Qqs rousseurs.Édition originale. Quelques notes sur la fin de l'Ancien Régime et les États-Généraux, l'histoire de son mandat à la Convention Nationale et son action au Conseil des Cinq-Cents sous le Directoire composent les tomes 1 et 2. Le tome 3 est consacré à l'Empire : Visite de l'Empereur à la préfecture de la Dyle et règlement du sort des émigrés, entrée de Pontécoulant au Sénat, mission à Constantinople avec Sébastiani, paix de Tilsitt, effet de la retraite de Russie sur l'opinion, la vie politique en 1813 et 1814, l'effondrement de l'Empire, la Première Restauration et Waterloo. Le tome 4, enfin, relate les circonstances politiques de la Seconde Restauration, l'entrée à la Chambre des Pairs (1819), le règne de Charles X et quelques notes sur la Monarchie de Juillet. Témoignage essentiel sur la vie politique en France de 1785 à 1848. Très rare complet de son supplément au tome troisième (Paris, A. Maulde, 1893, 27 pp.) contenant des renseignements inédits relatifs à la chouannerie dans le Calvados et à la mort du baron d'Aché, en 1809. Fierro, 1189. Tulard, 1173. Bertier, 819. Bel exemplaire avec envoi de l'auteur.

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        Synopsis Filicum; Or, A Synopsis Of All Known Ferns, Including The Osmundaceæ, Schizæsveæ, Marattiaceæ, And Ophioglossaceæ (Chiefly Derived From The Kew Herbarium). Accompanied By Figures Representing The Essential Character Of Each Genus. (First Printing, 1865)

      Robert Hardwicke, London 1865 - 400 Pp + 9 Color Plates Encompassing 75 Illustrations, With Description On Facing Page Not Included In Book Pagination. First Printing, 1865, Of This First And Only Edition Of This Work Prepared During The Author's Lifetime, Although Reprinted In 1868, The First Posthumous Edition, And Thereafter. The Author's Preface Provides The Author's Explanation Of The Many Revisions, Additions, And Deletions To His Previous Works. Three Quarter Green Morocco, Brown Morocco Spine Label, Gilt; Buff Endpapers.; 1865 Date On Title Page. All Edges With Publisher's Red Color. Wear, Loss Of Paper On Edges Of Boards, Pinpoint Frays At Tips, But Binding Exceptionally Sturdy. Rare; Worldcat Shows No Institutional Holding Of This 1865 Edition, Only The 1868 And Later Editions. Sir William Jackson Hooker(1785 ¿ 12 August 1865) Was An English Systematic Botanist And Organiser, And Botanical Illustrator. He Held The Post Of Regius Professor Of Botany At Glasgow University, And Was Director Of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He Enjoyed The Friendship And Support Of Sir Joseph Banks For His Exploring, Collecting And Organising Work. His Son, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Succeeded Him To The Directorship Of Kew Gardens. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE SPECIMEN BOOK OF FRUITS, FLOWERS AND ORNAMENTAL TREES. CAREFULLY DRAWN AND COLORED FROM NATURE FOR THE USE OF THE NURSERYMAN.

      Rochester, N.Y.: D.M. Dewey, [1865]. - 49 pochoir plates, plus chromolithograph titlepage. Original gilt cloth, rebacked and recornered in modern calf. Name of original nursery owners gilt stamped on front board. Manuscript descriptions on a number of plates. Scattered foxing, occasional dampstaining to plates, which retain bright, fine coloring. About very good. A nice, early example of a Rochester nursery specimen book with forty-nine pochoir plates, produced by the father of the city's mid- to late-19th century cottage industry, D.M. Dewey. He was among the first of the Rochester nurserymen to produce elaborate plates depicting fruit and flower types for sale by dealers. Albums were generally made up specially for individual firms (the present album has the name of the firm, S.V. Mills, stamped on the front cover). Plates were produced by colored stencil or pochoir work. These are particularly beautiful and, as Charles Van Ravenswaay noted, are "more akin to folk painting than to the commercial art of their time." The plates collected here are devoted to the depiction of various fruits, principally apples, pears, plums, peaches and grapes. Albums such as this are quite scarce. The Oak Spring Garden Library collection has a Dewey album of circa 1866, on a similar format but with only thirty-eight plates. Oak Spring also has another Dewey album of a later date on a smaller format which is comprised mainly of chromolithographs. As time went on, more and more of the Rochester plates were chromolithographs, as opposed to the more appealing pochoir plates of the present album. A nice, rare piece of American color plate printing. OAK SPRING POMONA 64 (ref).

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        On a New Geometry of Space" [Memoir] in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London155, Part II, Received December 22, 1864; Read February 2, 1865, pp. 725-791 WITH "On a New Geometry of Space" [Abstract] Proceedings of the Royal Society of London14, No. 72, Received December 22, 1864; Read February 2, 1865, pp. 53-58

      1865 - FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS, BOTH IN ORIGINAL WRAPS, OF TWO PAPERS BY PLÜCKER RECONSTRUCTING ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY, "HERALDING THE ERA OF LINE AND PROJECTIVE GEOMETRY" and introducing the Plücker coordinates which abandoned the use of Cartesian coordinates in a plane in favor of a system of three coordinates to identify a point - a geometry based on points as basic elements (DSB, XI, 46; MAA). Plücker coordinates created "a way to assign sixhomogeneous coordinatesto eachlineinprojective three dimensional space" (Wikipedia). Particularly gifted at obtaining the maximum amount of geometric information from his equations, Plücker's work employed creative and unusually useful computational properties that ultimately made it exceptionally well-suited to solving a wide array of computational three dimensional problems, most especially those involving visibility and light transfer. The papers, titled exactly alike, appeared in two different journals, each received on December 22, 1864; each read on February 22, 1865. They are not, however, the same. The 6 page paper in the Proceedings is known as the 'abstract'; the 66 page paper in the Phil Trans is known as the 'memoir'. Plücker's work was later republished in 1868 in Neue Geometrie; these two papers, however, represent his first and most important publications on analytic and projective geometry. Julius Plücker was a German mathematician and physicist. [Plücker also discovered cathode rays and we offer that work separately.] Plücker's work in these papers bases "space geometry upon the self-dual straight line as element, rather than upon the point or in dual manner upon the plane as element" (DSB). He argues that the dimensionality of space depends on our choice of the elements (points, lines, planes, etc.) from which space is construed. Plücker also points out that a right line may be construed in two different ways and that, accordingly, there are two constructions of space: in one, space is traversed by lines determined by planes passing through them. The first is used in optics when luminous points are assumed to send rays in all directions, the second when instead of rays one considers wave-fronts and their consecutive intersections" (Giedymin, Science, 64; Plücker, 1865). "The leading idea of Plücker's memoir appears in the first words of his [Phil Trans paper]: "I. On linear Complexes of Right lines". He works at first with the 4 coordinates of a line; as long as these are arbitrary, the line is any line whatever; but considering them as connected by a single equation, then he says 'a Complex', considering them as connected by two equations 'a Congruency', and considering them as connected by 3 equations 'a Configuration' or ruled surface" (Cayley, Papers, 618). It is worth noting that because Plücker coordinates "satisfy a quadratic constraint, they establish aone-to-one correspondencebetween the 4-dimensional space of lines inP3and points on aquadricinP5(projective 5-space)" (Wikipedia)Though debatable, in Plücker's work "the dimensions of the space of lines is four and it is probably the first four-dimensional space that appeared in science" (Gindikin, Mathematicians and Physicists, 370). Also in Phil Trans: Cayley "On the Sextactic Points of a Plane Curve" and a paper by Spottiswoode with the same title; Roscoe's "On a Method of Meteorological Registration of the Chemical Action of Total Daylight"; Harley's "On the Influence of Physical and Chemical Agents upon Blood". Also in Proceedings: De La Rue, "Researches in Solar Physics". CONDITION & DETAILS: The Proceedings paper is an individual issue in original wrappers. Some sunning to edges, slight edge wear. Overall, very good. The Phil Trans paper is also in original wrappers, Part II of Vol. 155. Slight spotting of edges and plates; slight sunning of spine. Small bend in lower front wrapper corner. Near fine. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Souvenirs de l?Axenstrasse. Lac des 4 Cantons par J.N. Karth-Oppermann 17 - 20 Sept. 1865. Carnet de croquis avec aquarelles et dessins au crayon du peintre français Jean Nicolas Karth de Strasbourg.

      1865, 1865 - oblong in-8vo (16.5x24 cm), 10 feuilles, avec 10 dessins en plein page ou double-page + 1 aquarelle petit format (14x16.5 cm) entre les pages, en tout 8 aquarelles et 2 dessins au crayon de papier, avec une vue gravée du Gasthof zur Tellsplatte (publicité), le ticket de train et une carte de visite de l?hôtel de l?Ange à Stans collés sur l?intérieur des plats, notes ms. de l?auteur sur presques toutes les pages au crayon ou en encre, plusieurs ff. détachées, sinon bon état, cartonnage original, avec pièce de titre manuscrite, dos renforcé de toile, bon état . Carnet de croquis original avec de belles vues panoramiques de la Suisse centrale de ce peintre connu surtout pour ses aquarelles de paysages alsaciens. Après son mariage avec Louise Oppermann, fille d?un pharmacien, il porte le nom Karth-Oppermann, mais signe toujours un des aquarelles de ce carnet avec ?NK? Les croquis ne portent pas seulement des légendes mais aussi des indications pour les couleurs à mettre et des noms de personnes (commanditaires?) avec des numéros et des grandeurs. Ainsi sont nommés un ?Ratsherr Im Hof von Sissikon im Hotel Tellsplatte bei Flüelen?, ?Maler Dixenmann Sohn von Zürich? (sic! recte: Dikenmann?) et M. Lusser de Lucerne. Les vues dessinées sont pour la plupart datées du 17 au 20 septembre et suivent la Axenstrasse: Vue du lac de Lucerne (Urner See) à partir de Sissikon avec l?usine de dynamite, Tellsplatte, Axenstrasse avec vue sur Flüelen, Axeneck, Hotel Tellsplatte, Vue prise d?un tunnel sur la route, vue de Flüelen, ,Pletscher am Ort? avec batelier, pêcheur et cabaretier, ?Am Brünneli? (vue sur la Axenstrasse), Axenstrasse bei Brunnen. Le peintre note à la fin un poème en dialecte alsacien se moquant des prix du Posthotel à Lungern.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gryphon.

      1865 1865 - Original artwork in pencil. Approx. image size 85 × 60 mm with large margins all round. John Tenniel's monogram to the lower right. Mounted, glazed and framed. Fine. Portion of backing from previous mount cut round and retained, with ink inscription of Mr & Mrs Ben Wolf; framers' label of Kennedy & Co. Rare Prints, 693 & 5th Ave.; later sticker of Newman Galleries, Philadelphia. Tenniel's original drawing for the illustration of the Gryphon which appears on page 138 of the 1865 first edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll gave Tenniel the exact measurements of each image as they were to fit on the page around the text. The drawings were then traced onto woodblocks and engraved by the Dalziel Brothers. The final stage in the reproduction process was to make electrotype plates from the woodblocks, using them as masters. The electrotype plates were used for the actual printing. There were enormous difficulties preserving Tenniel's delicate pencilwork throughout this process, and Carroll famously cancelled the 1865 first edition on account of its poorly-reproduced illustrations. When one sees at first hand the extreme delicacy of line and tone in Tenniel's original, one must have some sympathy for the poor engravers and printers. Accompanying the drawing is a copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland: An 1865 printing re-described (Privately printed for The Jabberwock, 1990), which includes a census of the original drawings by Justin G. Schiller, this copy with a signed inscription by Justin Schiller on the half-title: "For the owner of the recently unearthed original art of the sleeping Gryphon (A33), a genuine Tenniel drawing used by the Dalziels for making the woodblock used in the 1865 'Alice' but not [double underline] in my census", signed and dated 16 April 2004. Goodacre–Schiller A33. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Original Civil War Diary of Union Lieutenant

      [New Bern NC], [1865]. Near Fine. A fascinating handwritten pocket diary kept contemporaneously by Union Army Lieutenant Lowell Nichols from January to April 1865 while stationed in New Bern, NC. Someone wrote in pencil on the free front endpaper "Diary of Lieutenant Lowell Nichols husband of Aunt Mary Nichols. Lieutenant Nichols was literate and wrote well. His diary covered the period when Richmond fell, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and General Robert E. Lee surrendered. He at first recorded the routine and somewhat tedious days of drilling, marching, and target shooting after he arrived. But those days soon ended as his troop was sent to scout for and skirmish with Confederate soldiers ("Rebs"), and the war became very real. The diary starts when he is deployed to New Bern to serve under a Captain Greely. Nichols is pleased with his station, writing that he "strolled about town to see the pretty girls and found lots of them. Should like to garrison the place for the rest of my term of service." He turned age 29 a few days after he arrived and commented that his late mother would have liked to have seen him set some resolutions. He thinks it better not to set them and then inevitably break them. While in camp he served as the Officer of the Day frequently, leading the marches and drills. But then he writes of marching towards the enemy, of skirmish lines, and enemy fire. On March 19th he records "Heavy firing of artillery heard in the direction of Goldsboro, perhaps Sherman is fighting there." A couple of days later he writes they expect to meet Sherman. On April 7 he writes"Hurrah! Huray!! Huroor!!! Richmond has fallen news just arrived everybody wild with joy Bully for old U S Grant & Abe Bully for everybody 2500 prisoners & 500 pieces of artillery captured, Richmond & Petersburgh in our possession, Lee skedaddling westward & Grant pursuing...him...& his army...to Hell the final home of all traitors..." On April 16: "The terrible news of the murder of President Lincoln has just been sent officially over the wires to General Harland & the headquarters. Flag is mournfully floating at half mast in respect to the illustrious dead, the tidings have fallen on the army with sudden & terrible effect we had not dreamed that such a calamity could befall us & we cannot realize that it is so..."He writes on April 19 "Sessation [sic] of Hostilities and Peace soon to be proclaimed from the Potomac to the Rio Grande." After he learns that the president's assassin is John Wilkes Booth, the actor, he writes of the "Son of a Bitch"...can perform once more on the stage with a rope around his neck." Nichols recorded his words in both pen and pencil. Some of the pencil entries are very light and not easy to read. In addition to the diary there are a about six pages recording purchases made for food and other supplies for the soldiers. Laid in is an authentic Bank note from the Bank of Tennessee for ten cents, dated Nashville December 1st 1861. Diary is bound in soft black leather with a flap that slides through a strip of leather to close it. Leather is worn and the flap is torn. Interior pages are very good except for a tear on the top right corner of the diary's title page. Diary included prefatory material on astronomy, postage rates, a calendar with moon phases, and taxes and stamp duties. 3 x 6 inches. About 138 handwritten pages. CIVWAR/100317.

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        ADVENTURES OF YOUNG MUNCHAUSEN

      - BENNETT,CHARLES. ADVENTURES OF YOUNG MUNCHAUSEN (The Surprising, Unheard Of And Never To Be Surpassed Adventures of Baron Munchausen) related and illustrated by C.H. Bennett in Twelve Stories. London: Routledge, Warne and Routledge 1865. 4to (7 3/4 x 10"), blue cloth stamped in gold and blind, 107p., slight wear to bottom of spine and occasional light spot else near Fine. First edition. Illustrated with 12 fine full page engravings full of the humor and detail that characterizes Bennett's work. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Our Mutual Friend. With Illustrations by Marcus Stone.

      London Chapman and Hall 1865 - First edition in book form, two volumes bound as one, 8vo., [a]4, b2, B-X8; [vii], viii-xii, 320; engraved title and 20 plates; Vol. II. [A]3, B-U8, X4; [iii-v], vi-viii, 310, [2]; 20 plates; lacks half-title, otherwise complete, even age-toning, the odd spot to some plate margins, otherwise very good indeed, near contemporary half crimson calf over marbled boards gilt, matching endpapers and edges, a bit rubbed at extremities, more so to corners otherwise a handsome copy. "Our Mutual Friend had a mixed reception (the young Henry James's harshly dismissive review in The Nation is notorious) but its stock has risen dramatically in recent years and it is now generally regarded as one of his very greatest works" (ODNB). Sadleir 697; Smith I, 15; Wolff 1809. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Waverley Novels Complete 48 Volume Set. Waverley, Guy Mannering, Antiquary, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, Heart Of Midlothian, Legend Of Montrose, Bride Of Lammermoor, Ivanhoe, Monastery, Abbot, Kenilworth, Pirate, Fortunes Of Nigel, Peveril Of The Peak, Quentin Durward, St. Ronan's Well, Red Gauntlet, The Betrothed, The Talisman, Woodstock, Highland Widow/Two Drovers, Fair Maid Of Perth, Anne Of Geierstein, Count Robert Of Paris, Castle Dangerous, Surgeon's Daughter.

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black. 1865 - Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black. 1865-1868. 12mo. 6.75 inches tall. In half blue calf with five raised bands, fine gilt panels and titles. Marbled end papers and page edges with marbled boards. Illustrated with Steel & Wood Engravings. Each volume between 350-500 pages. All very solid, some pages folded over, otherwise very good. Very clean with some light foxing. "This Edition of the Waverley Novels contains, with a few exceptions all the Woodcuts that appeared in the Abbotsford Edition, besides the Steel Plates belonging to the Original Edition in forty-eight volumes."   Condition Report Externally Spine – good condition – nicely decorated in gilt with gilt titles and panels, rubbed and worn with some damge to the spine ends on one or two volumes. Joints – very good condition – some rubbing. Corners – fair condition – bumped and worn. Boards – good condition – marbled and worn but still attractive. Page edges – very good condition – all page edges marbled. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition – all solid. Paste downs – very good condition – marbled. End papers – very good condition – marbled. Title – very good condition – clean. Pages – very good condition – clean. Binding – good condition – solid. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1865-68 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Admont (vor und nach dem Brande) und dessen nächste Umgebung".

      Graz, Druck u. Verlag v. A. Leykam‘s Erb., o. J. (um 1865). - Seltenes Souvenirblatt von Admont. Die beiden größeren Ansichten in der Mitte zeigen Admont vor dem Brand bzw. während des Brandes, umgeben von den Ansichten „Mühlau", „Schloss Röthelstein", „Hall", „Das untere Ennsthal", „Frauenberg" u. „Kaiserau". - Schwache Knickspuren u. tlw. leicht fleckig. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 Getönte Orig.-Lithographie von Franz Emphinger. Blattgröße 31,6 x 43,9 cm; Darstellung 21,2 x 33,9 cm.

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        „Admont (vor und nach dem Brande) und dessen nächste Umgebung“.

      Graz, Druck u. Verlag v. A. Leykam‘s Erb., o. J. (um 1865). Getönte Orig.-Lithographie von Franz Emphinger. Blattgröße 31,6 x 43,9 cm; Darstellung 21,2 x 33,9 cm. Seltenes Souvenirblatt von Admont. Die beiden größeren Ansichten in der Mitte zeigen Admont vor dem Brand bzw. während des Brandes, umgeben von den Ansichten „Mühlau“, „Schloss Röthelstein“, „Hall“, „Das untere Ennsthal“, „Frauenberg“ u. „Kaiserau“. - Schwache Knickspuren u. tlw. leicht fleckig. - Versand D: 12,50 EUR Admont (vor und nach dem Brande) und dessen nächste Umgebung, Emphinger, Souvenirblatt, Souvenierblatt

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        1865 Histoire de la Revolution Francaise, Thiers, M. A.

      Furne, Jouvet et Cie, Editeurs 1865 - A complete set (10 volumes) of Histoire de la Revolution Francaise, published in 1865. A comprehensive history of the events of the French Revolution, in French. Dimensions: 7.5'' x 10.5'' (18 x 27 cm.) Some volumes are damaged (see images). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Vie des Steppes Kirghizes Descriptions Recits and Contes

      First edition. 21 etched plates and supplementary title page etched by Beilet and Forestier after drawings by Zaleski. All plates with protective tissue, some with very faint marginal browning or foxing. Oblong small folio. Contemporary quarter red morocco with red cloth-covered boards, gilt lettering to front board; minor wear to extremities, boards worn and slightly faded, a few dark stains to front board. A very good copy internally. (ii), 67pp. Paris, J. -B. Vasseur,

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        On a New Geometry of Space" [Memoir] in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 155, Part II, Received December 22, 1864; Read February 2, 1865, pp. 725-791 WITH "On a New Geometry of Space" [Abstract] Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 14, No. 72, Received December 22, 1864; Read February 2, 1865, pp. 53-58

      FIRST EDITIONS, FIRST PRINTINGS, BOTH IN ORIGINAL WRAPS, OF TWO PAPERS BY PLÜCKER RECONSTRUCTING ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY, "HERALDING THE ERA OF LINE AND PROJECTIVE GEOMETRY" and introducing the Plücker coordinates which abandoned the use of Cartesian coordinates in a plane in favor of a system of three coordinates to identify a point - a geometry based on points as basic elements (DSB, XI, 46; MAA). Plücker coordinates created "a way to assign six homogeneous coordinates to each line in projective three dimensional space" (Wikipedia). Particularly gifted at obtaining the maximum amount of geometric information from his equations, Plücker's work employed creative and unusually useful computational properties that ultimately made it exceptionally well-suited to solving a wide array of computational three dimensional problems, most especially those involving visibility and light transfer. The papers, titled exactly alike, appeared in two different journals, each received on December 22, 1864; each read on February 22, 1865. They are not, however, the same. The 6 page paper in the Proceedings is known as the 'abstract'; the 66 page paper in the Phil Trans is known as the 'memoir'. Plücker's work was later republished in 1868 in Neue Geometrie; these two papers, however, represent his first and most important publications on analytic and projective geometry. Julius Plücker was a German mathematician and physicist. [Plücker also discovered cathode rays and we offer that work separately.] Plücker's work in these papers bases "space geometry upon the self-dual straight line as element, rather than upon the point or in dual manner upon the plane as element" (DSB). He argues that the dimensionality of space depends on our choice of the elements (points, lines, planes, etc.) from which space is construed. Plücker also points out that a right line may be construed in two different ways and that, accordingly, there are two constructions of space: in one, space is traversed by lines determined by planes passing through them. The first is used in optics when luminous points are assumed to send rays in all directions, the second when instead of rays one considers wave-fronts and their consecutive intersections" (Giedymin, Science, 64; Plücker, 1865). "The leading idea of Plücker's memoir appears in the first words of his [Phil Trans paper]: "I. On linear Complexes of Right lines". He works at first with the 4 coordinates of a line; as long as these are arbitrary, the line is any line whatever; but considering them as connected by a single equation, then he says 'a Complex', considering them as connected by two equations 'a Congruency', and considering them as connected by 3 equations 'a Configuration' or ruled surface" (Cayley, Papers, 618). It is worth noting that because Plücker coordinates "satisfy a quadratic constraint, they establish a one-to-one correspondence between the 4-dimensional space of lines in P3 and points on a quadric in P5 (projective 5-space)" (Wikipedia) Though debatable, in Plücker's work "the dimensions of the space of lines is four and it is probably the first four-dimensional space that appeared in science" (Gindikin, Mathematicians and Physicists, 370). Also in Phil Trans: Cayley "On the Sextactic Points of a Plane Curve" and a paper by Spottiswoode with the same title; Roscoe's "On a Method of Meteorological Registration of the Chemical Action of Total Daylight"; Harley's "On the Influence of Physical and Chemical Agents upon Blood". Also in Proceedings: De La Rue, "Researches in Solar Physics". CONDITION & DETAILS: The Proceedings paper is an individual issue in original wrappers. Some sunning to edges, slight edge wear. Overall, very good. The Phil Trans paper is also in original wrappers, Part II of Vol. 155. Slight spotting of edges and plates; slight sunning of spine. Small bend in lower front wrapper corner. Near fine.

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        HEAD QUARTERS, DIST. OF TEXAS, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA. GENERAL ORDERS, No. 6

      [Houston, 1865. Broadside, 8 x 4 3/4 inches. Small, closed tear in upper margin. Minor foxing. Small institutional stamp ("withdrawn") on verso. Good. A scarce Confederate imprint, reporting the details of the attempted desertion of Private Antone Richers of Degé's Light Battery. Richers deserted on December 10, 1864 at Galveston, Texas, but his boat capsized in trying to navigate the channel, and when he was rescued he was charged with desertion and found guilty. Richers was sentenced "to be shot to death with musketry." If only he had waited it out a few more months. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 1431.

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        Synopsis Filicum; Or, A Synopsis Of All Known Ferns, Including The Osmundaceæ, Schizæsveæ, Marattiaceæ, And Ophioglossaceæ (Chiefly Derived From The Kew Herbarium). Accompanied By Figures Representing The Essential Character Of Each Genus. (First Printing, 1865)

      London : Robert Hardwicke, 1865. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good +. 400 Pp + 9 Color Plates Encompassing 75 Illustrations, With Description On Facing Page Not Included In Book Pagination. First Printing, 1865, Of This First And Only Edition Of This Work Prepared During The Author's Lifetime, Although Reprinted In 1868, The First Posthumous Edition, And Thereafter. The Author's Preface Provides The Author's Explanation Of The Many Revisions, Additions, And Deletions To His Previous Works. Three Quarter Green Morocco, Brown Morocco Spine Label, Gilt; Buff Endpapers.; 1865 Date On Title Page. All Edges With Publisher's Red Color. Wear, Loss Of Paper On Edges Of Boards, Pinpoint Frays At Tips, But Binding Exceptionally Sturdy. Rare; Worldcat Shows No Institutional Holding Of This 1865 Edition, Only The 1868 And Later Editions. Sir William Jackson Hooker(1785 - 12 August 1865) Was An English Systematic Botanist And Organiser, And Botanical Illustrator. He Held The Post Of Regius Professor Of Botany At Glasgow University, And Was Director Of The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He Enjoyed The Friendship And Support Of Sir Joseph Banks For His Exploring, Collecting And Organising Work. His Son, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Succeeded Him To The Directorship Of Kew Gardens.

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        The Army & Navy Official Gazette Containing Reports of Battles; also Important Orders of the War Department, Record of Courts Martial, etc Volume II 1864-1865

      Office of F. & J. Rives, 1865. Hardcover. Fair Condition. 832 pages. Large book. The text block is sound but the covers are detached and worn; the spine is heavily worn. The pages are discolored; a few stained; some foxing. Includes 52 issues from July 5, 1864-June 27, 1865. Fascinating publication full of reports. the April 9, 1865 issue has a small report of the surrender by General Lee; the April 18, 1865 issue has Stanton's announcement of the assassination of President Lincoln. Includes 3 folding maps: Fort Buchanan; Fort Fisher; Sherman's March. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4+ Pounds/Larger. Category: Military; Inventory No: 154687. .

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        SMALL ARCHIVE OF CIVL WAR LETTERS WRITTEN TO A WOUNDED MEMBER OF THE 39TH NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT, THE GARIBALDI GUARD, ALONG WITH THE SOLDIER'S DISCHARGE CERTIFICATE

      Various locations, 1865. Unbound. Very good. Nine letters written to Stephen H. Gregory; eight were written during April and May of 1865 while Gregory was recovering from wounds at the Homewood Hospital in Washington D. C. The ninth letter is pre-war. Two of the letters are enclosed in mailing envelopes with indistinct postal markings; one of the envelopes is franked with a 3-cent rose Washington stamp (Scott #65), the stamp is missing from the other. Gregory's discharge certificate is also included. The letters are all in nice shape; the certificate has some storage folds and minor wear. The Garibaldi Guard was organized in New York City in the Spring of 1861 by Colonel Frederick George D'Utassy under special authority from the War Department. Initially, the unit was divided into eleven companies each primarily composed of men of different national heritage; three companies were Hungarian, three were German, one Swiss, one Italian, one French, one Spanish and one Portuguese. In the Summer of 1864 four companies (A through D) were mustered out, however a new D Company was mustered into service that October from upstate New York. Gregory, was from Lisbon, New York and joined D Company while it was being organized at Malone, New York. D Company fought in the Appomattox Campaign during March and April, and it was during this time that Private Gregory was wounded. Gregory's military records are sparse, but they do confirm that he was hospitalized for four weeks although they do not specify where or how badly he was wounded, but, based on the dates of the letters, it most have been some time in April shortly be General Lee surrendered. The letters are primarily queries from family and friends about his wound ("Stephen you had not aut to wash your wound after eny other persons wound for fear of the gang green"), his general health, "shugar making," and the death and wounding of other local soldiers, mixed with considerable hope that Stephen would soon be able to return home. One letter, however, also references the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the hunt for John Wilkes Booth: "las Friday they is a corpral and three privates to the depo looking for the man kiled abrham linkin and they say that they git 3000 if they git him" A nice collection of letters to a wounded soldier, clearly evidencing the love and concern of his family.

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        ART NOUVEAU MONOGRAMMES

      Librairie des Arts Décoratifs n.d., Paris, France - 4to. stiff paper wrappers loosely inserted in quarter cloth, marbled paper-covered boards with cloth front cover label. (i), 55 pages. Text in French. This work appears to be a sequel to Renoir, Collection complète Chiffres et Monogrammes (Paris, 1865). Worldcat notes that this work was reprinted in 2007, from a 19th century portfolio, by Dover as 990 Art Nouveau Monograms. With 55 leaves of monograms, printed on recto only. Spine worn, mainly at extremities. Covers rubbed and scuffed at edges. stiff paper wrappers loosely inserted in quarter cloth, marbled paper-covered boards with cloth front cover label [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1865 - 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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