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        (In Original FIrst Issue Cloth) Ballads and Songs of Brittany

      London: Macmillan, 1865. First edtion; first issue. Original fine wove tan cloth with cover stamped design of knight on horse, concentric gilt ruled borders on cover, spine stamped in gold. Original dark green endpapers. Woodcut illustrationsb y J.E. Millais, John Tenniel, H.K. Browne and others. Top edges gilt. Exceedingly scarce unsophisiticated copy in original cloth binding (first issue with knight stamped in gold on cover). Cover shows some wear, especially on spine, corners bumped, but all in tact; internally clean and bright. A tight copy of a scarce Victorian classic.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Military Map Showing The Marches Of The United States Forces Under Comman Of Maj. Genl. W. T. Sherman. U. S. A. During The Years 1863, 1864, 1865

      St. Louis, 1865. No Binding. Very Good. 26 3/8 x 46 inches. Lithograph. Inscription in red ink. Mounted on acid-free paper, some tape stains, reinforced splits & restoration at few fold intersections, very good. Separately published. The first edition of a remarkably detailed military map that provided the best contemporaneous cartographic record of the Georgia campaign. With a manuscript inscription in behalf of Sherman in the hand of Brevet Colonel William E. Merrill at lower right: "Compliments of Lieut. Gen. Sherman Wm. E Merrill Maj. Engn. & Bvt. Col." The map contains precise and important military detail of the campaign, including the routes of the various corps of the Union army and of the cavalries of both combatants, and the fortifications of both sides. This work was a compilation of the numerous maps made in the field during the campaign as well as of other sources, which are enumerated in the list of "Authorities" above the title. Merrill was head of the Topographical Department of the Army of the Cumberland and was charged with creating the maps to be used by commanders during the campaign depicted here. He directed one of the most remarkable and important mapmaking operations that had yet to be seen in a military context. "And not only did Merrill see to it that Sherman's armies had the best maps of any Civil War army, he made certain that the maps were continually updated and promptly distributed (McElfresh). Because of the distance of the campaign's theatre from Washington, DC, and because commercial maps of the South did not provide adequate detail for military operations, it was deemed necessary to create a fully portable mapmaking facility to accompany the army. A printing press, two heavy lithographic presses, and other printing devices to rapidly create copies were involved. An excellent account of this operation can be found on the Library of Congress web site: The result of this intensive cartographic activity can be seen on this map, which is far and away superior to any commercial map of the period. A smaller version of this map appeared considerably later in the U. S. War Department's Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1891-95. Stevenson 72; McElfresh, E. Maps & Mapmakers of the Civil War, pp. 244-45.

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.]
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        The Iliad and the Odyssey

      London,: Bell & Daldy 1865-, 1866.. Two volumes bound as a matching set, octavo, very good; in full red crushed morocco, spine decorated in gilt with raised bands and ornate dontelles. The well known translation of Homer by Alexander Pope.Both volumes include John Flaxman's famous neoclassical outline illustrations. Known also as a sculptor and a designer and described by Goethe as "the idol of all dilettanti", Flaxman achieved most of his world recognition for his illustrations for Homer.A very good copy.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Mississippi River from Cairo Ill. to St. Mary's Mo. in VI sheets: Reconnaissance for the use of the Mississippi Squadron under command of Acting Rear Admiral S.P. Lee, U.S.N

      1865. unbound. very good(+). Sea chart in 3 sheets. Uncolored lithograph. Two inset panels on each page: each "panel" measures about 22 3/8" x 15.5", each page measures 27 5/8" x 34.25". Great large sea chart plotting the path of 115 miles of the Mississippi River from Cairo Illinois to St. Mary's Missouri. Usually found in six separate sheets, this rare example has the panels uncut (in three sheets). It was prepared by E.H. Gerdes during the Civil War to provide the Union with information to control the river. The chart is beautifully detailed showing surrounding banks, towns, forts and topographical features. Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867) was an incredibly prolific surveyor, who worked as the superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. Minor aging along original folds. Partial border missing on left side of each sheet, though the losses appear to be original.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        Original [Double] Signed Photograph

      Rudyard [Joseph Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936] & Andre Maurois [Emile Salomon Wihelm Herzog, 1885-1967] Kipling, Rudyard [Joseph Rudyard Kipling, 1865-1936] & Andre Maurois [Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, 1885-1967]. Original 4" x 6" Black & White photo Signed. A terrific photo in excellent condition with strong signatures by both authors at the lower portion. A rather unique image set on the path of the estate gardens, with both authors relaxed & enjoying each others company. Although Kipling was 20-years older, he and Maurois were friends & colleagues. Beautifully framed & glazed & creatively triple matted to an overall size of 13" x 16. An excellent display. "A people always ends by resembling its shadow." Said by Kipling to Author & Critic André Maurois c. 1930, on the subject of the transformation of Germany. Quoted in Maurois, The Art of Writing, "The Writer's Craft," Sect. 2 (1960). Signed by Author. Original Photo. Framed & Glazed.

      [Bookseller: TBCL The Book Collector's Library]
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        Hunting Sketches [Reverend Yardley's Copy]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original red cloth with the front board lettered in gilt and the spine decorated with a gilt band at each end, housed in a red folding chemise and red half-leather box. The book contains 8 Trollope Essays on hunting, each of which first appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette. An unkempt, unsuccessful, and unhappy lad, Trollope gained employment at the Post Office as a clerk. In 1841, when he was 26 and in his seventh year of low-level clerk work , Trollope was transferred to Ireland where he could freely try his hand at fox hunting, the sport which became one of his greatest passions, and where he first began writing literature. Thus, in a very real way, these Essays reflect part of Trollope's evolution from a relatively useless lad, ridiculed by schoolmates and instructors alike, to a happy and highly-successful Novelist. This copy belonged to the noted Trollope collector Reverend Yardley and carries his bookplate to the front pastedown. The book shows the common darkening to the spine, but much less than usually seen, a touch of general handling soil to the boards and remarkably less wear than we usually see on this title. The book was part of a series of three books of Sketches, the others being Travelling Sketches (1866) and Clergymen of the Church of England -- originally planned to be titled "Clerical Sketches" (1866), and is quite easily the nicest copy of any of the Sketches books that we have seen in over 30 years. A Near Fine copy.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

      London - Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated bible, dating from the 1860s. Featuring an illustrated frontispiece. 'With engravings on wood from designs of Fra Angelico, Pietro Perugino, Francesco Francia, Lorenzo De Credi, Fra Bartolommeo, Titian, Raphael, Gaudenzio Ferrari, Daniel, Di Volterra, and others'. Condition: In a full morocco binding with gilt edges. Externally, smart with some shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound. Some spotting to the endpapers but otherwise bright and clean. Ink inscription to first blank, dated 1908. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Autograph letter signed ("FL").

      [Rome, c. 1865]. - 4 pp. In-16. To an unknown recipient, feeling strongly bothered going back to Monte Mario after dinner at the Vatican, and confirming that despite feeling sick he will keep the appointment. In French. - Provenance: Robert Bory, musicologist.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Cincinnati: For the Author,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1865. First Edition. Hardcover. Travel; EXPLORATION; Guide Book; Oregon; British America; Colorado; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" ; 264, [24] pages; Fry's Traveler's Guide and Descriptive Journal of the Great North-Western Territories of the United States of America; Comprising the Territories of Idaho, Washington, Montana, and the State of Oregon, with Sketches of Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, and British America. The Grain, Pastural, and Gold Regions Defined, with Some New Views of Their Future Greatness. Original brown cloth, spine gilt. Repaired tear to gutter margin of preliminary leaves, infrequent light foxing, spine somewhat faded, upper cover with cloth mildly cockled. FIRST EDITION. "Fry began his expedition to the Pacific Northwest from Council Bluffs ... Following the North Platte to Fort Kearny, Fort Laramie, and South Pass. The regular emigrant road to Oregon led him to Fort Conner near Soda Springs and to the Snake River near the site of Fort Hall. He had descended the Columbia River to Fort Vancouver" (Wagner-Camp). He eventually made his way through British Columbia and on to northern Idaho and western Montana in 1862 to 1864 where he provides the earliest accounts of the mines there. Flake 3484; Graff 1457; Howes F398; Sabin 26095; Wagner-Camp 416. Provenance: ownership inscription of A. J. Hodges on f. F. E. P. Acquisition: purchased from William Reese Company, 2001, $1,200. Laid in signed Bruce McKinney bookplate from the seminal "American Experience Sale" at Bonham's where this volume last appeared. A very nice copy. .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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      Dublin: Hodges, Smith & Co., 1865. First Edition. Engraved frontispiece and sixteen hand-tinted illustrations in colours and black and white. 8vo, original blue cloth covered boards with double fillet border in blind, and decorative gilt pictorial device of the Schooner Eva on the upper cover, spine re-backed in dark blue morocco with lettering in gilt. xii, 217 pp. A pleasing and well preserved copy of this important and very scarce book, some minor foxing occasional, the handcoloured plates in good order. RARE FIRST EDITION. An account of a yachting trip to Albania to shoot pigs and birds.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Letters To Various Persons

      Boston, MA: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. First Edition . Hardcover. Good. Size=5"x7. (full book description) Ticknor and Fields, Boston, MA, 1865. 1st Edition Good+, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=5"x7", 229pgs. Dark green blind stamped heavy cloth, brown endpapers. Spine has gold spine lettering with Author of Excursions and A Week on Concord River, which is the first of 3 bindings for this book (BAL2016). Cloth frayed head and foot of spine, front cover fore-edge worn with vertical 1/16" x 1" (2) and 1/8" x 1" all together in one spot, ink owner name, date on front endpaper, 3" and 1" rear endpaper hinge paper tear, bottom rear fore-edge corner slightly bumped, o.w. clean and tight. Text bright and in Fine condition. A total of 213 copies were printed. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

      [Bookseller: Ed Conroy Bookseller -]
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      St. Louis: Missouri Democrat Print, 1865.. 30pp. Two gathered signatures, remnant of original stitching. Minor soiling on exterior pages, light vertical fold line. Near fine. In a folding half morocco box. A rare privately printed report by the commander of the Plains Country, intended for his officers. Includes Gen. Pope's "Plan of Operations Against the Indians of Dakota and Idaho," and mentions the unsuccessful Powder River Campaign against the Sioux and Cheyenne. Also included is J.F. Meline's "Proposed Regulations for Trade with the Indians." Wagner-Camp locates only two copies (CoD, ICN). An extremely rare and important account of Indian warfare on the Plains at the end of the Civil War. WAGNER-CAMP 421a. HOWES P477. EBERSTADT 134:328. SABIN 64114.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Masquerade Leyden] Gecostumeerde Optogt

      Leiden: Firma Jacs. Hazenberg Corns. Zoon, 1865. - Dutch Students on the March[PANORAMA]. [Masquerade Leyden] Gecostumeerde Optogt. Gehouden Door De Leden Van Het Leidsche Studenten-Corps Den 6 Den Junij 1865, Ter viering van den 290sten verjaardag der Leidsche Hoogeschool, Voorstellende De Intogt Der Hollanders Binnen Zierikzee Onder Jonker Willem, Grave Van Oostervant, Op Den 12den Augustus Anno 1304. Leiden: Firma Jacs. Hazenberg Corns. Zoon, 1865. Oblong folio panorama opening to 480 x 28 cm. Lithographed double-spread title-plate, and 211 hand-colored and numbered (on plate) illustrations on plates designed and lithographed by JDCC Baron de Constant Rebecque. 8 pp text printed in blue paper providing descriptions loosely inserted. Publisher's original pale brown pebbled cloth portfolio, with central gilt vignette and title surrounded by a blindstamped arabesque frame. Original ribbon ties renewed. Strengthening of a few folds. Otherwise a bright, internally fine copy.OLCL/KVK record only four copies on institutional holdings worldwide. No copies at auction within the last thirty-six years.A vivid costume-procession in panorama format of Leyden students (Leidsch Studenten Corps), depicting the State-entry of the Dutch into Zierikzee city (Zealand) in 1304 under the command of Willem van Oostervant Grave, and published upon the 290th anniversary of Leiden University in 1865. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Osnabrueck. Blick von der Neuen Hasebruecke." Teilansicht mit Hasepartie von der Neuen Hasebrücke am Neumarkt aus mit Blick auf Dom und Marienkirche im Hintergrund

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Robert Geissler im Verlag der Rackhorst'schen Buchhandlung um 1865. 7.5x11.3 cm. -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        ?Ueber verschiedene fuer die Anwendung bequeme Formen der Hauptgleichungen der mechanischen Waermetheorie,

       FIRST EDITION of the paper in which Clausius invents and first uses the word ?entropy? and first states a mathematical formulation of the concept.  In the 1865 paper offered here, the last of the milestone trio, he introduced entropy as a thermodynamic property, presents the universe as a closed system with neither energy nor mass moving across its boundary, and then simply and with great precision ties together the first and second laws of thermodynamics in a couplet: "The energy of the universe is constant (first law principle); the entropy of the universe strives to reach a maximum value (second law principle)."CONDITION & DETAILS: Leipzig, Johann Ambrosius Barth.  8vo.  Full volume handsomely bound in full black cloth with a gilt-lettered and tooled spine. Tightly bound and very solid. Ex-libris with nice looking plate on front pastedown and small stamp on the title page. Interior is bright and very clean throughout. Near fine condition. 

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Atalanta in Calydon. A Tragedy

      London: Edward Moxon, 1865. First edition. 4to. 111 pp. Original cream-colored buckram. Covers stamped in gold designs. Nice copy, minor foxing to covers. Bookplate of John Shelly and Blairhame. Cream cloth slipcase. Wise 9 . According to Wise, only 100 copies were printed of this, the true first edition; and of these, some 101 copies are in the hands of a single private collector now at Syracuse

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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      1865. Very Good. [AMERICANA - 19th CENTURY EPHEMERA] AMERICAN COW MILKER MACHINE POSTER, ORIGINAL. Buffalo, NY: Express Printing Company for the American Cow Milking Machine Co. [n.d. ca. 1865]. 42 x 26 3/4 inches. Woodblock printing: Boldest typeface measures 10 inches tall. L. O. Colvin's "American Cow Milker" was patented in 1860 as the first use of teat cups with a vacuum. The milker was used in England, but the constant vacuum pressure caused problems with the cows' teats. He sold the patent in England for about $5,000, after selling over 1,500 machines. He continued to make improvements and was more successful in America where this undated broadside was published. "Triumphant Success | The Most Important and Valuable Invention of the 19th Century" proclaims the headline; the company is seeking business men to invest/sell the machines; the farmer is being courted. "A sure cure for aching hands & kicking cows." Several archival tape repairs to reverse with no loss of text. Heavy newsprint stock, printed in black. A few small closed tears to edges, and some light foxing. Very good overall. We have located a smaller version of this advertisement, but none this size.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        Suiba senkin hen [trans. How to Ride a Horse across a River]

      One double-page illus. finely handcolored & 22 full-page illus. in the text. 26 folded leaves. Large 8vo, orig. pictorial wrappers (a little rubbed), stitched as issued oriental style. Edo & Osaka: 1865. First edition of this rare book; OCLC locates only the rather defective LC copy. Due to the mountainous nature of Japan, fording rivers on horseback by samurai was a major concern and difficulty. The author, Tsuneharu Kobori (1700-71), wrote two books on swimming techniques, the first for humans and the present work for horses ridden by samurai. These two books are the oldest treatises on swimming in the Japanese language. The "Kobori ryu" technique of swimming was developed in the province of Higo in Kumamoto, an area with numerous rapid streams and rivers. In fact, today in Japan there is still a "Kobori school of swimming" for soldiers. This work is devoted to the successful navigation of rivers by mounted horses. Kobori taught swimming to several generations of warriors on the Shirakawa (Shira) River at the Hachiman Gulf as part of their martial training. The author devised a number of flotation devices, illustrated by fine woodcuts, which would girdle the horse and enable it to float. The author provides exact measurements and methods of constructing. These flotation devices would allow the horse to remain partially above the water and allow their riders, who were usually wearing heavy armor, to fight with swords, fire arrows, and shoot muskets without sinking. Several of the fine woodcut illustrations depict flotation devices to be worn by the soldiers. This copy is accompanied by the original publisher's printed wrapper (really more like an envelope) which is, by its ephemeral nature, extremely unlikely to survive. Such examples are very rare. Fine copy. .

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller, Inc.]
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        Bound volume of Anti-Slavery pamphlets, including: "The Equality of All Men Before the Law" / "Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, on his motion to repeal the Fugitive Slave Bill" / "Speech of Hon. Horace Mann, of Massachusetts, on the Institution of Slavery" / "Speech of Mr. Townshend, of Ohio, on the Present Position of the Democratic Party" / "The Philosophy of Religion" as part of the North British Review, Volume X / "Appointments of Auditors, etc., by the Inferior Courts in Philadelphia"

      various. Hardcover. Very Good. 7 anti-slavery pamphlets bound in quarter-leather 8vo. covers. The first pamphlet, by Douglass and others, is loose; the rest are securely bound. The front board is also loose, but present; and the spine has detached from the backstrip. Pages show a light, even tanning; clean and unmarked text. Marbled boards; Fading and worn leather label with gilt title, "Pamphlets" at spine. Douglass' pamphlet dates 1865, the rest are from the 1850's and 60's. Titles: "The Equality of All Men Before the Law" / "Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, on his motion to repeal the Fugitive Slave Bill" / "Speech of Hon. Horace Mann, of Massachusetts, on the Institution of Slavery" / "Speech of Mr. Townshend, of Ohio, on the Present Position of the Democratic Party" / "The Philosophy of Religion" as part of the North British Review, Volume X / "Appointments of Auditors, etc., by the Inferior Courts in Philadelphia." Pencil doodling and noting to blanks. The Frederick Douglass "speech" is part of a group under the full title, "The Equality of all Men before the Law, Claimed and Defended; in speeches by Hon. William D. Kelley, Wendell Phillips and Frederick Douglass, and letters from Elizur Wright and Wm. Heighton." -- Published in Boston, by Geo. C. Rand, 1865. It is 43 pages total. The Douglass item comprises pages 36 to 39 of the group, and is titled "What the Black Man Wants: Speech of Frederick Douglass, at the Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society at Boston." Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere

      New York - George Routledge and Sons, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Charles Knight's pictorial edition of the works of Shakespeare. Complete in eight volumes. The second edition, revised. The set consists of a biography of Shakespeare, the Comedies in two volumes, the Tragedies on two volumes, the Histories in two volumes and the Doubtful Plays. Charles Knight (15 March 17919 March 1873) was an English publisher and author. The son of a bookseller and printer at Windsor, he was apprenticed to his father. On completion of his indentures he took up journalism and had an interest in several newspaper speculations, including the Windsor, Slough and Eton Express. In 1823, in conjunction with friends he had made as publisher (18201821) of The Etonian, he started Knight's Quarterly Magazine, to which Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Derwent Coleridge and Thomas Macaulay contributed. It lasted for only six issues, but it made Knight's name as publisher and author, beginning a career which lasted over forty years. With many beautiful illustrations throughout. Condition: In half morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart with slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, bright with occasional spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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      1865. [BROADSIDE - Lithograph] LINCOLN, Abraham. EMANCIPATIONS PROKLAMATION. Davenport, Iowa: W.H. Pratt, 1865. August Hagebeck, lithographer. This is the second German-language version of the Emancipation Proclamation. It is printed in cursive within an oval border. The weight of the individual letters is varied so that, when viewed from a distance, a portrait of Lincoln emerges from the text. Originally printed on a rectangular sheet but here trimmed to an oval that surrounds the image, the sheet is 37 x 29.5 cm. The image is 32 x 23 cm. The paper is browned and dampstained at the bottom center, at the copyright information. It is matted and housed in a custom archival portfolio. A rare print: OCLC lists only one institutional holding.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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      London: John Murray, 1865. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 222 x 140 mm (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Four volumes. FIRST EDITION. VERY HANDSOME CHESTNUT BROWN CRUSHED MOROCCO BY BAYNTUN (signed on front turn-in), covers gilt with interlocking strapwork frame and large central lozenge, lancet corner ornaments, spines gilt in compartments of similar design, turn-ins with gilt French fillets and palmette cornerpieces, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a brown buckram-covered slipcase (upper seams of the slipcase neatly reinforced with library tape). EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 194 PLATES, 40 of them in color, in addition to the 11 called for. Spines lightly but uniformly sunned to a pleasing honey brown, one leaf with small, neat repair to fore edge, other trivial imperfections, but A LOVELY SET IN VERY FINE CONDITION, the leaves and plates fresh, clean, and bright, and the binding nearly pristine. This exhaustive biography of the great British painter runs to nearly 1,200 pages and is replete with illustrations of works by Reynolds himself as well as reproductions of works by earlier artists who influenced him; also here are depictions of the stately homes and London locales Reynolds frequented, portraits of his friends and contemporaries, and even a photograph of his paintbox and palette. Additionally, there are lists, arranged by year and month, of everyone who sat for the artist, as well as accounts of the payment he received for his pictures. According to DNB, this work, "which contained a great deal of contextual matter on Reynolds' friendships and the politics of the period, reasserted the artist's position as a central figure in the Georgian cultural milieu." Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92) spent several years in Italy when he was in his twenties, seeking inspiration from the Italian masters and studying gradations of light in Venice. Returning to London, he soon became the leading portrait painter of his era, mixing with the loftiest members of society. Reynolds was also a witty conversationalist who greatly delighted in the company of Samuel Johnson and the actor David Garrick, bosom friends with whom he spent many an hour at the Mitre Tavern.

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      London: Routledge Warne & Routledge, 1865.  First edition, 24.5 x 19cm [4to], sumptuously bound by S. Hogg (stamped to verso of fr. ep.) in royal blue morocco w/decorative gilt borders to covers & gilt decorations & title to spine, 5 raised bands, a.e.g., decorative gilt turn-ins, marbled eps., [i-x], 1-35 (plates) + I-XXXV (text) +[70 blank versos] cardstock pp., w/35 wood engravings by the Dalziels after A.B. Houghton.  "Dalziel's Gift Book for 1865," printed at the Camden Press, London.  With the decorative bookplate of Nigel H.L. Temple to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (spine sl. faded); contents Very Good (1st & final few leaves sl. foxed w/only occas. lt. spotting elsewhere).  White 126 ("absolutely essential to any representative collection of the period") & 165, Dalziels 354, Reid 7 & 196 ("'the' book of 1865"), Ray 200, Wolff 7793, de Beaumont 127, Goldman 57 (see also pp.126 & 128).

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        Hongkong. Queen's Road... nach der Aquarelle aus der Sammlung des Herrn Richard Goehde

      Berlin: Verlag von R. Wagner, [circa 1865]. Chromolithograph, by R. Wagner, cut to edge of image and mounted (as issued), original mount with paper title label on verso. 10 13/16 x 15 inches. 17 7/8 x 22 inches (mount size). A charming, and very early view of Queen's Road in Hong Kong Hildebrandt, was born in Gdansk, and was evidently keen on travel. He made numerous journeys visiting the Americas (North and South), most of the Mediterranean countries, Asia Minor, India, China, Japan and crossing the Pacific: the present image is from a sketch that was probably made as a result of his tour of 1862 to 1864.

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      Published by Sampson Low, Son & Marston, 1865. 1st edition.. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Bennett, Charles H.. Almost very good condition with no wrapper. 16 short stories about farmyard animals; Noodledoo the hen who complained her eggs were taken away each morning, Too-Weak the piglet who wouldn't go grubbing, Goosey who was always late, and many more. Each story is accompanied by a pretty and detailed handcoloured plate. Dark red embossed cloth with gilt title and vignette to front cover. 38 pages + 2 page booklist. The book has been restored with new red endpapers. Spine covering torn at top and tail. Corners bumped and worn. Covers bright and clean. A few small marks to front pastedown. Inscription in ink to verso of first plate with has a few small edge-tears, most repaired. Some foxing to contents but plates still bright. A very nice copy of a rare book. [S]

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        LAYS OF THE SCOTTISH CAVALIERS and Other Poems [fore-edge painting]

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1865. 268pp. illustrated by Joseph Noel Paton and Waller H. Paton, with a fore-edge painting depicting Edinburgh Castle from Bruntsfield Links, which is the fourth oldest golf course in the world, founded in 1761. Beautifully bound in full red straight grained morocco, both boards gilt stamped in a geometrical design, raised bands with compartments gilt, marbled endpapers, decorative gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. An occasional spot of foxing. previous owner's name dated 1868, joints have been reinforced, very nice.. Quarto.

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        The Man without a Country. [With ALS, in Solander Case]

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1865. First Edition.. With Autograph Letter Signed [text available upon request] from the author. 12mo, original terra cotta wrappers bound by PutnamÕs in full crimson morocco, professionally rebacked, all edges gilt, 23 pp. Few small ink stains on front wrap. Book and letter housed in burgundy cloth Solander case with gilt letters & black ribbon ties.

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      Hamburg, Germany: Edward Lang, Lithographer, [nd, ca. 1865].. Engraved [4]pp. letter sheet on a folded folio sheet of lined paper, with six vignettes comprising over half of the first sheet. With large allegorical eagle vignette at top. A bit of edge wear along upper edge, small splits along central fold. Light age-toning. Good. One of two known designs for letter sheets depicting Texas locations. This sheet shows six views of Matagorda, Texas: "Church," "Masonic Hall," "Hotel," "Courthouse," "Residence of Col. R.H. Williams," and "Store of Mr. G. Burkhart." The illustrations were drawn from nature by Helmuth Holtz and lithographed by Edward Lang of Hamburg, Germany. Holtz was born in Germany in 1833 and visited Texas as a sailor in 1860. He served in the Union navy during the Civil War, and later settled in New Orleans. Letter sheets became a popular mode of communication for California gold miners, who preferred the illustrated views that left fewer blank spaces for words. This style of stationery lasted through the Civil War and was replaced with the picture postcard by the turn of the century. Scarce, providing a nice pictorial view of Matagorda in the 1860s, and illustrative of continued German emigrant interest in Texas.

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        Wit and Wisdom from West Africa;

      1865 - or, a Book of Proverbial Philosophy, Idioms, Enigmas, and Laconisms.First edition. 8vo. Original plum cloth, blind-stamped boards, spine gilt with figure stamped in gilt towards bottom. xxxii, 455pp. London, Tinsley Brothers,

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        Wit and Wisdom from West Africa; or, A Book of Proverbial Philosophy, Idioms, Enigmas, and Laconisms

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1865. first edition; xxi, 455 pp., original maroon cloth (hardcover), spine very slightly faded, exceedingly faint rubbing to the extremities, else fine; Penzer page 75; Casada 71. Photos available upon request.

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        On the Exploration of the North Polar Regions - Together with Original Letter Signed By Osborn

      London: William Cloves, 1865. These are the administrative papers of the Royal Geographical Society of London which contain letters and dissertations as well as lectures made by explorers. They were published annually as the 'Proceedings' and were separately published from the Society's Journal. Presented here is a double volume No. 8 and No. 9 from 1863 - 1865 which contains a number of polar articles such as the one by Osborn (30 pages). Also present are Petermann (North Polar Exploration), Hickson (Climate and Exploration of North Pole), Markham (Best route for North Polar Exploration), Murchison (Speech on North Polar Exploration), Lady Franklin (Letter on North Poklar Expedition), Linnean Society (Minute on North Polar Expedition), Jansen (Early Dutch Navigators in Arctic Regions and Notes on the Ice between Greenland and Nova Zembla), Hayes (Scientific Results of American Arctic Expedition). Accompanied by a highly detailed Table of Voyages Towards the North Pole, detailing the captain and ship, the latitude and the nature of observation as well as some crucial remarks. These papers clearly summarize the current knowledge of Arctic waters after the Inglefield and McClintock expeditions which brought proof of Franklin's demise. They also clearly demonstrate the effort put forth by the Royal Geographical and Linnean Society to lobby the government to mount another expedition so as not not lose the Arctic advantage to other nations. Accompanying the volume is an ALS by Sherard Osborn advising his correspondent that his election for Fellow of the RGS is not up until the next meeting..

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        St. Louis in 1832. From an original Painting by Geo. Catlin in the possession of the Mercantile Library Association

      [St. Louis: 1865-1869]. Hand-coloured lithograph, after George Catlin. Good condition apart from some small expert repairs. Sheet size: 18 x 23 7/8 inches. An excellent copy of a seldom seen lithographic view of St. Louis. A rare lithographic view of the early St. Louis riverfront, the print is based on one of the very first oil paintings of a city in the trans-Mississippi West, George Catlins's 1832-33 oil on canvas, "St. Louis From the River Below." The original painting was once owned by the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association and is now owned by the Missouri Historical Society. Another version of the painting hangs in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The print was probably published under the auspices of the Mercantile Library to celebrate its acquisition of the painting, circa 1865-69. The actual publisher, lithographer, and printer remain unknown. Reps states in St. Louis Illustrated, "The few impressions existing in public collections suggest that this print may have been issued in only a limited number of copies." The well-detailed and attractive print depicts "St. Louis, with its terraced foundations, just a decade after it was chartered as a city. The artist has appropriately given prominence to the broad Mississippi, which was the lifeblood of the nascent metropolis. He lets the water dominate more than three-quarters of the composition, and he places in full view the odd-looking, high- decked river steamboat specially designed by Henry Miller Shreve for the treacheries of the Mississippi. It was the kind of steamboat piloted by Samuel Clemens ['Mark Twain'] and so colorfully described by him. The steamboat depicted here, the St. Louis, is making its way up river with large flags flying. It has just left the dense cluster of impressive public buildings and residences that form the profile of the city and advertise its rapid growth. Already the city boasted a college (opened in 1818 and also named after St. Louis)...The domed structure farthest to the left in the picture is the courthouse, completed in 1830. (Eero Saarinen's Gateway soars directly to the east of this original courthouse)" (Deák) George Catlin was thirty-two years old when he painted this important view of St. Louis. Upon completion of the painting, "Catlin set out from St. Louis aboard the riverboat Yellowstone, with easel, canvas, and oil colors, to seek subjects for paintings of the prairie Indians" (Deák) Deák Picturing America 402; Reps Cities of the Mississippi p.177; Reps St. Louis illustrated p.21; Reps Views and Viewmakers 2070

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      [St. Louis. 1865-1869].. Handcolored lithograph, after George Catlin. Sheet size: 18 x 23 7/8 inches. Good condition, apart from some small expert repairs. A rare lithographic view of the early St. Louis riverfront, the print is based on one of the very first oil paintings of a city in the trans-Mississippi West, George Catlin's 1832-33 oil on canvas, "St. Louis From the River Below." The original painting was once owned by the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association and now by the Missouri Historical Society. Another version of the painting hangs in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The print was probably published under the auspices of the Mercantile Library to celebrate its acquisition of the painting, circa 1865-69. The actual publisher, lithographer, and printer remain unknown. Reps states in ST. LOUIS ILLUSTRATED: "The few impressions existing in public collections suggest that this print may have been issued in only a limited number of copies." The well detailed and attractive print depicts "St. Louis, with its terraced foundations, just a decade after it was chartered as a city. The artist has appropriately given prominence to the broad Mississippi, which was the lifeblood of the nascent metropolis. He lets the water dominate more than three-quarters of the composition, and he places in full view the odd-looking, high-decked river steamboat specially designed by Henry Miller Shreve for the treacheries of the Mississippi. It was the kind of steamboat piloted by Samuel Clemens ['Mark Twain'] and so colorfully described by him. The steamboat depicted here, the St. Louis, is making its way up river with large flags flying. It has just left the dense cluster of impressive public buildings and residences that form the profile of the city and advertise its rapid growth. Already the city boasted a college (opened in 1818 and also named after St. Louis)...The domed structure farthest to the left in the picture is the courthouse, completed in 1830. (Eero Saarinen's Gateway soars directly to the east of this original courthouse)" - Deák. George Catlin was thirty- two years old when he painted this important view of St. Louis. Upon completion of the painting, "Catlin set out from St. Louis aboard the riverboat Yellowstone, with easel, canvas, and oil colors, to seek subjects for paintings of the prairie Indians" (Deák). An excellent copy of a seldom seen print of St. Louis. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 402. REPS, CITIES OF THE MISSISSIPPI, p.177. REPS, ST. LOUIS ILLUSTRATED, p.21. REPS, VIEWS AND VIEWMAKERS 2070.

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        Indonesian Puppet Theatre

      Ca. 1865.. Fine. An unmounted albumen photograph, with the blind stamp "W. & P. Photographieen von Ned. Indie. Batavia." at the lower right. The photograph shows the entire group seated with their shadow puppets and instruments held up against a large white screen, with their backs to the photographer.& & The photographers of this image were Woodbury and Page. Walter Bentley Woodbury left England in 1852 to join the Australian gold rush. In Melbourne he met James Page and learned the wet-plate collodion method of photography. The two left in 1857 for Batavia (Jakarta) and established their studio, Woodbury & Page, which became the major creator of views in the Dutch West Indies. Woodbury later patented his invention for a permanent photograph printed with inks, called the Woodburytype. 7 1/2 x 10".

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        Our Native Ferns; Or a History of the British Species and their Varieties. Vol.I: Polypodium. Allosorus. Gymnogramma. Polystichum. Lastrea. Containing Descriptions of Twenty-two Species and Three Hundred and Eighty-four Varieties of British Ferns.With Thirty-seven Coloured Plates, and Three Hundred and Seventeen Wood Engravings. Vol.II: Athyrium. Aspleenium. Scolopendrium. Ceterach. Lomaria. Pteris. Adiantum. Cystopteris. Woodsia. Trichomanes. Hymenophyllum. Osmunda. Ophioglossum. Botrychium. Containing Descriptions of twenty-Eight Species and Nine Hundred and Ten Varieties of British Ferns. With Forty-two Coloured Plates, and Five Hundred and Ninety-two Wood Engravings.

      London: Groombridge and Sons, - In 2 vols. Published in 1865-1867. Vol.I: 348pp. / Vol.II: vii,492pp. With a frontis in vol.I & many color & b/w illustration in each vol. Full dark green leather with gilt title & motif on spine. A.e.g. Front & rear cover sl.stained. Side of covers sl.rubbed. Its spine sl.sunned & rubbed. All edges sl.stained & scuffing. A small spotted on front & rear fly leaf. Sl.spotted on some pages. [Vol.I]: Front & rear gutter sl.cracked. Partly spotted on p.57-115. [Vol.II]: A small spotted on title page. Partly spotted on p.240-241 & p.312-320. 25.2x16cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das enge Becken : nach eigenen Beobachtungen und Untersuchungen.,

      Leipzig : Wigand 1865 - XII, 372 S. Insgesamt leicht berieben und dezent fleckig, Kanten leicht bestossen, wenige Seiten mit kleinem Wasserrand, Stempel auf fl. Blatt und Titel, innen sonst gut. "First important work dealing with pelvic deformities since the time of van Deventer. It is a pioneer work in the literature dealing with pelvic achritecture; Gustav Adolf Michaelis (1798-1848) was one of the first to differentiate between the non-rachitic flat pelvis and the rachitic pelvis. This book was completed and published by C.C.T. Litzmann three years after Michaelis's death."- Garrison & Morton No.6259 (Text belongs to the 1st.Ed.1851). - "Mit vorliegendem Buch hat der deutsche Arzt Gustav Adolf Michaelis (1798-1848) ein erstes und bedeutendes Werk zum Thema des deformierten Beckens vorgelegt. Die "Michaelissche Raute", mittels derer man Aufschluss auf die Konfiguration des Beckens geben kann, ist noch heute Medizinern auf der ganzen Welt ein Begriff. - Zu seiner Zeit war Michaelis ein bekannter Geburtshelfer. Durch einen Aufenthalt in Paris war er vor allem von Ohlshausen und Splitter beeinflusst, aber auf das weibliche Becken als wissenschaftliches Arbeitsgebiet wurde er durch Karl Friedrich Naegele gebracht. Im Jahre 1835 übernahm Michaelis die Leitung der Universitäts-Frauenklinik und Hebammenlehranstalt in Kiel. - Aufgrund einer seelischen Krise nahm sich der Mediziner 1848 das Leben." N07-3 Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750 22*15 cm. Halbleinenband der Zeit, goldgeprägter Rückentitel, marmorierter Schnitt.

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        Little Red Riding Hood

      London: Dean and Son, c. 1865. 16mo. (22)pp. A shaped book in the form of Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf, printed in red, black, and tan, and with hand-coloring in green on both covers. Each leaf is printed on one side, and each printed page has a half-page color illustration and decorative pictorial borders around the edges in black. This book is similar to the version published by Prang, but the ending of the story is much more sinister: Red Riding Hood is devoured by the wolf, who then falls asleep. Her father comes along too late to save her, but he slays the sleeping wolf. The Dean version is also much rarer than the Prang: only one institutional copy is recorded. Fine in stiff paper covers.

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        Histoire de Jules C?sarIn Two Volumes

      66 - Paris - Imprimerie Imperiale, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A highly detailed exploration into the man and reign of Jules Cesar. Inscribed and signedby the author Charles Louis-Napolon Bonaparte, first President of the French Republic, Napoleon III. In the publishers original paper binding which has suffered a bit as it is obviously not intended for a long life in this manner but a rare survival made important by the signature. He was the nephew and heir of Napoleon I. Napoleon III is primarily remembered for an energetic foreign policy which aimed to jettison the limitations imposed on France since 1815 by the Concert of Europe and reassert French influence in Europe and abroad. He was fascinated by the Gauls which led him to authorise the first major excavations and to write this extensive biography of Ceasar. Featuring five plates to volume one, four of which are coloured maps, and one is an engraved plate of Cesar. Volume two is profusely illustrated with thirty-one coloured plates. Collated complete with a total of thirty-six plates. In publishers original bindings. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In original publishers paper wrapbindings. Externally, chipping to extremities and handling marks. Slight loss to the spine, and front coverto volume two is absent. Internally, binding failed in places, with the spine being split. Pages are bright and many are uncut. Generally clean, but with occasional patches of spotting. Marginal repairs to volume one. Overall: GOOD ONLY with a very good interior..

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        1865 Civil War Manuscript Copybook of 1st Lieut. (later Capt.) George Stone 14th New York Cavalry Volunteers Dept. Of the Gulf New Orleans Louisiana (with) a Large Cabinet Card Portrait of Stone By Taber of San Francisco

      Louisiana: Not Published, 1865. Nearly 50 pages of entries in a ledger- style book; letters and notes sent, accomplished in various hands and signed by Stone regarding his duties as Acting Ordinance Officer Cavalry Forces, Dept. of the Gulf; the first entry dated January 21st, 1865 and addressed to Brig. Gen. A.B. Dyer, the last dated entry Jun 14, 1865, to a Capt. Perkins. (There is a last, undated entry to E.B. French, Auditor of the Treasury regarding returns of stores); With some interesting content: Noting lack of ammunition for the 'new' Spencer carbines; evidently, Stone a stickler for details, detailing lack of the appropriate number of rounds of ammunition sent, orders for the Colt 44 revolver ammunition and discussion of the fact that these pistols were only to be issued to officers; need for a larger storehouse, rather than the one at 53 Carondelet Street New Orleans, as "...that one is much too small for an Ordnance warehouse..."; Request for relief from duty May 25, evidently not honored, as he continues the work; "Details" of cavalry stores, nose bags, percussion caps, curry combs, etc.; urgently requesting an assignment of a civilian clerk noting that enlisted men could stay for 2-3 weeks only, the end of the war reducing manpower drastically; a long letter regarding the 4th U.S. Col'd (Colored) Cavalry regarding mistakes in stores and ordinance issues; also noting that (see above) Stone employed E.R. Duigan as Clerk at 100 dollars/mo.; consolidating the 14th regiment with 18th - renamed the 18th NY Cavalry - also transfer of stores; Moving stores from 53 Carondelet Street - and urgently requesting Captain Chittenden to "...Send with their teams (6) Six Negro hands for temporary use..." for moving the stores at his warehouse in June of 1865; 20 day leave request; mentioning in June 17th note that he will "...forward Requisitions for the Stores to be taken to Shrevesport by me. Please have Gen. Sheridan approve them and return...there are no accoutrements except Sharps in this Dept. and I suppose it would be as well for the Troops to retain those they have..."; ordinance movement - "...1107 Spencer Carbines (&) 111780 Rounds Spencer Ammunition..."; and more reports and notes, mostly routine and occasionally noting exasperation and frustration with the supply situation; this officer's contacts were wide, with some of the addressees of notes (and some also notated as 'telegrams') - to: Maj. Van Voust(?), Col. Nettleton, Gen. Dyer, Capt. J. C. Stone, Maj. A. Redwood Price, Col. J.J. Byrne, Capt. J.W. Todd, Col. Crosby, Brig. Gen. S. Thomas, Col. Willard Sayles, Capt. Martin, Lieut. Bristol, Capt. Chittenden, Maj. Gen. Osterhaus, Lieut. S. Smith, Capt. John MacClure, Capt. Perkins, Majr. E.C. Burt, Lieut. M. Fagan, Col. Jas. Grant Wilson, Capt. Benj. Berry, Col. H.W. Young, Lieut. Col. N.C. Mitchell, Lt. Col. C. T. Christensen and others; George Stone (1843-1915) Civil War veteran of Griffins Corners (now Fleischmanns) New York. A brief encapsulation of his military career, which saw much action in the East, Shenandoah and Southern theatres: enlisted 1861 in Third New York Volunteer Cavalry, in a few weeks made Sergeant, became Second Lieutenant of his Company E, resigned about a year later to accept promotion as First Lieutenant in the Fourteenth New York Cavalry,1863. In December following he was made Lieutenant Colonel of the Twenty-Fifth Regiment Corps d'Afrique, Louisiana Volunteers, which command he held until March following, when he resigned and returned to the Fourteenth New York Cavalry, promoted to the captaincy of Company E, Eighteenth New York Cavalry, held until May 31, 1866, mustered out among the very last of the Union forces. (ref. Overland Monthly 1896) He'd had the experience of commanding forces during the NY draft riots as well as being taken prisoner in the battle of Mansfield, April 8, 1864, and being incarcerated at Camp Ford in Tyler, Texas and later exchanged. After the war, he made his home in San Francisco California, marrying a Standard Oil heiress, Annie Burr Jennings of Connecticut and becoming involved in railroad construction with the Union Pacific Railroad systems and in the Republican party political machinery of the time: Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1896 and California Republican state chair, 1900; (with) Taber studio 121 Post Street between Kearny St. & Grant Ave. San Francisco 'Platinotype' portrait of Geo. Stone in uniform and medals, approx. 10" x 7 1/2" size, with a little wear and soiling to the mount, little scratching to surface, very good condition; also contained in this copybook are some old pen-trials, notes and what appear to be a few pages of store ledger notations or debts, from the Stone family; NOTE on condition of the copybook: approx. 14 1/2" x 8 1/2" ledge-style book, bound in the original marbled paper covered boards, black leather spine and corners, with the booksellers ticket of "From Peter O'Donnell Stationer, Printer & Blank Book Manufacturer, 16 Camp St. New Orleans" on the front endpaper, with an old cover label, mostly abraded away, with the words '...Of Cavalry' just visible; binding very worn, spine about perished; some pages detached, others excised at some distant point; some pages used as a scrapbook in the latter part of the 19th century, with glue residue and some pages with adherents still remaining; some leaves a bit faint, readable nevertheless; handwriting clear and legible; overall, in good condition and interesting Civil War historical material.. Leather Binding. Good.

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        Malay Ladies

      Ca. 1865.. Fine. An unmounted albumen photograph of a group of Malay women and children, with number and title at the lower left "158 Malay ladies". With the blind stamp for G. R. Lambert & Co., Singapore at the lower right. The entire group is seated, with most of the women weaving and working with cloth, with large panels of cloth erected as a backdrop. & & Lambert & co., commercial photographers in Singapore, 1867 - c. 1914. Founded by the German-born Gustave Richard Lambert (b.1846), the firm was by the end of the 19th century the largest and most successful studio in South-East Asia, maintaining branches at various times in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Sumatra. It was appointed photographer to the king of Siam in 1880 and was also extensively patronized by the British colonial authorities to record political occasions and official visits. Although Lambert's personal presence in Singapore was sporadic, under the management of Alexander Koch the studio assembled the most extensive photographic documentation of the area, with a catalogue of views covering almost the entire Malay archipelago. - The Oxford Companion to the Photograph. 7 1/2 x 10".

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        [Print] The First of May 1865 or Genl Moving Day in Richmond Va

      Lith. by Kimmel & Forster: Published by H. & W. Voight, 1865. First edition. Mounted and matted. Central print area, all titles, and a good half inch margin around them very good but for a small marginal stain and closed tear just reaching past the lithographer's name but well below the print, otherwise remainder of margins chipped and torn, with some browning and staining, and remnants of old tape mounts. Printed area: 18.2 x 23 cm. Hand-colored lithograph. A caricature of Confederate government removing and packing belongings in dog-wagon, African-Americans and other spectators standing by in derisive attitudes. Jefferson Davis is carrying boxes with the names of the confederate states and Lee is collecting weapons and what appears to be a king's crown. OCLC locates four copies: Lib. of Congress, American Antiquarian Soc., Univ. of Michigan Clements Lib., and Univ. of Virginia. Also copies at Yale and Brown.

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        Catecismo de Perseveranca

      Porto - Manoel Jos Ferreira, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Asummary of the principles of Catholicism, from the origins of the religion to the time of the series' publications. With reference to the social, political, dogmatic, historical, moral, liturgical and philosophical influences of the Catholic religion, translated from the French of Abb Gaume. Jean-Joseph Gaume (1802-1879) was a French Roman Catholic theologian and author. Gaume wrote numerous books treating of theology, history, and education. As a cure to what he saw as a rise in paganism after the Renaissance, it was necessary to devise a new method of moulding childhood and youth; this was to consist in catechetical instruction and the exclusion of pagan authors from classical studies. In support of this method he wrote Catchisme de Persvrance, ou Expos de la Religion depuis l'origine du monde jusqu' nos jours (1854), La Religion et l'Eternit (1859) andTrait de l'Esprit Saint (1864). To this series of works belong his Manuel du Confesseur (1*54) and l'Horloge de la Passion (1857), which he translated from St. Alphonsus Liguori. In Portugese. With vignette illustrations. Volumes I-IV and VI-X of a ten volume set only (volume V absent). Condition: In tree calf bindings. Externally smart, though some light rubbing in places (particularly the spine label of volumes VII and IX). Front board of volume I warped. Internally, firmly bound. Institutional stamps to title pages. Pages are generally bright and clean, with just some light scattered spots inplaces. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        British Diving Ducks

      2 volumes, folio, period three quarter green morocco, spines gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt, 74 plates (39 in color) illustrated by Archibald Thorburn, O. Murray Dixon, H. Gronvold and the author. Limited to 450 copies (this set is number 232). Spines faded a bit, a few small scuffs, some marginal foxing and staining, repaired tears to two leaves. Overall a nice set John Guille Millais (1865-1931) was an English naturalist and artist who specialized in wildlife and flower painter. He was also a highly respected ornithologist, and produced a few important bird books between 1890 and 1914, including British Diving Ducks.This is a beautifully executed work that provides wonderful illustrations of birds and eggs.

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        Sketches of Australian Life and Scenery

      London,: Messrs. Newbold & Co., circa, 1865.. Hand-coloured lithograph, 170 x 295 mm (image size). Framed. Plate No.8 from a series by S.T.Gill depicting a broad spectrum of early Australian life in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. Altogether twelve plates were published in this series, they are individually very scarce.Gill is well-known for his lively depictions and showing what a dangerous place the Australian outback remained nearly one hundred years after settlement. Gill's awareness of this is theatrically expressed through the lengthy and melodramatic caption at the base of the image. In this scene pandemonium erupts by the appearance of a 'venemous' snake as the family was about to sit down to Christmas lunch.Gill arrived in Australia with his family at the age of twenty-one in 1839 and established a studio in Adelaide in the following year. He joined Horrocks' expedition to the Spencer Gulf and produced a number of drawings which were raffled on his return. During the 1840s Gill produced a great number of drawings and lithographs of urban scenes and prominent members of the South Australian community, and in 1852 travelled to the goldfields, where his most important work was produced.Bowden, Keith Macrae, 'Samuel Thomas Gill Artist', p. 121; Ferguson, 15738b; Wantrup, 255.

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        Stereoscope view of "Great Collins St Melbourne from Treasury steps"

      Melbourne,: Age Office, probably, 1865.. Stereographic photograph mounted on dark yellow card, left image creased and with a few spots, printed label verso completed in manuscript; very good. Very early photographic view of Collins Street, circa 1865: this apparently unrecorded stereoscopic card depicts an enigmatic view of the city, and makes a significant new addition to the relatively small corpus of photographs of Melbourne from this period.The label on the verso has been completed in manuscript with the caption "Great Collins St. Melbourne from Treasury Steps" (the Treasury building was completed in 1862).Australians were introduced to stereoscopic photography in 1853 by Douglas Kilburn (see the entry in the DAAO), and over the following decade a few of the pioneer practitioners began to investigate the new medium. This and the following three cards were taken by Charles Walter (fl. 1855-1907), an important if largely unheralded early exponent of photography in Victoria (there is no entry for him in the DAAO). Walter arrived in Australia from Germany in 1855 and was collecting for his patron, botanist Baron Ferdinand von Mueller by 1856. His earliest known photograph is dated 1862, and he was advertising as a 'Country Photographic Artist' by 1865. Gael Newton locates him at the vanguard of 'the new breed of photographers' specialising in landscape work, who, from the mid-1860s, 'set off on solo expeditions into remote parts of Victoria in search of picturesque views' (Jane Lydon, 'The Experimental 1860s,' Aboriginal History, 2002). In the 1860s he was the first to photograph the newly founded Aboriginal reserves and is known to have visited Coranderrk in 1865 and 1866, and the Gippsland region in 1868.These four photographs, recently unearthed in the United States, appear to be orphans of what was evidently planned as a rather grand project. Printed labels to the back of three of the cards have the title "Australian Scenery" by Chas. Walter, "Photographic Artist to the Illustrated Australian News", but also with mention of "The Age Office, Melb." What happened to this project? Nothing about it appears in standard works by Jack Cato, Robert Holden, Alan Davies or Peter Stanbury. Nor are there any obvious hints in Trove or any of the other online databases. Was "Australian Scenery" in fact shelved once Walter agreed to visit the Aboriginal Missions - certainly the technical expertise of his Aboriginal portraits and views seems an improvement on the skills evident here, perhaps suggesting that this was an informal apprenticeship.Interestingly, at least one of the Coranderrk images ("Group of Australian men and a woman", SLVIC, H32549/2) has a similar label with mention of the Age and the legend "Photographic Artist to the Illustrated Australian News", but the heading there appears to be "Australian Natives", perhaps confirming Walter's shift in direction. More research could be done, but these photographs are a contribution to the earliest phase of the photographic history of Australia.

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        OUR MUTUAL FRIEND. Extra-Illustrated

      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1865.. 8vo. 1st book edition (Smith I, 15). 2 volumes (xi, [1], 320 pp; 309, [3] pp). Reader slip prior to p. 1 in Vol II. Front wrappers of Parts issue bound-in at rear.. Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG.. Spine sunned to a mellow golden tan. Some extremity wear, notably at. tips. Nevertheless, a handsome VG+ set.. 40 illustrations by Marcus Stone [20 each volume]. Extra-illustrated with numerous plates/illustrations from later editions.

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        Our Mutual Friend

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1865. With Illustrations by Marcus Stone. In Two Volumes. 2 volumes bound as one, octavo. Finely bound in near-contemporary full green calf, spine in six compartments with red morocco titles labels to two and gilt scale designs to the other four, gilt and blind rules to sides, marbled endpapers and edges. Bound without title notice slip, half title or advertisements. Frontispiece to each volume (volume 2 frontispiece bound facing p54), engraved title to volume 1, and 38 other plates. Armorial bookplate of John William Pease (1836–1901). Spine a little darkened, joints and corners rubbed, leaves generally fresh. An excellent copy. An attractively bound first edition in book form of the author's last completed novel.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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      Washington. April 17, 1865.. 3pp. Folded quarto sheet. Central vertical fold and two horizontal folds. Small, closed tears at edges of the 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        KONIG NUSSKNACKER und der arme Reinhold. Ein Kindermahrchen in Bildern von Heinrich Hoffmann Verfasser des Struwwelpeter

      Frankfurt am Main, Rutten & Loening, circa 1865-70.. 14th impression, printed by G. Otto in Darmstadt, circa 1865-1870, German text, small 4to, 250 x 200 mm, 10 x 7¾ inches, yellow boards illustrated and lettered black to to upper cover (man in a hat pastes up a notice for our title with onlookers), small vignette to lower cover (4 small children and large picture book), 32 pages printed 1 side only. Hand coloured title page illustration and 31 pages of nicely hand coloured illustrations. A poor child goes in his dreams to the Fairy Town of Toys where he meets King Nutcracker, toy soldiers, Noah's animals and of course Struwwelpeter and his associates. Expertly rebacked in matching paper, endpapers replaced, corners very slightly worn, few very slight marks to covers, light brown mark at lower edge of upper cover, 85 x 20 mm (3½ x ¾ inch) deep maximum, 4 very short closed tears to fore-edge of page 31, neatly repaired on reverse, fore-edge of page 31 very slightly dusty with small crease to top corner, not affecting image, contents otherwise very bright and clean. A very good plus copy of an early edition. This version of E.T.A. Hoffmann's story by the author of Struwwelpeter was first published in Germany in 1851. 'Vierzehnte unveranderte Auflage' (14th unrevised edition) is printed on upper cover. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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