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        Four Original Photographs Mounted on Album Page. "D. L. Maunsell in British Columbia", "Group of Indian Warriors in British Columbia on Queens Birthday 1865", "Indian Chief British Columbia" and "Fort Dansborg, Tranqibar Built by Danish Government in 1867 Sold to England in 1856"

      British Columbia [circa 1865]. () Very good. Album page with three photographs mounted on one side and one on the other. Page measures 11 X 8.75 inches (28 X 22.25 cm). The three photographs on the first side measure: 9.5 X 5.5 cm, 5.5 X 8.5 CM and 9.5 X 5.5 CM (they are arranged vertically). The image on the back page measures 12 X 18.5 cm. Each has an ink description beneath. The image at the top of the three (Maunsell) has two light stains. The image alone on the back page (Fort) shows some slight wrinkling and rippling as well as a small worn spot. Slight rippling and discolouration to the album page itself with a few small spots of foxing and light chipping / small closed tears to bottom edge. A fantastic set of photographs. Carlo [Charles] Gentile (1835-1893) was an Italian photographer well known for his photographs of North America. His subject matter ranged from the gold rush in British Columbia to the remote Adobe villages in the Arizona Territory. The first photograph shows D. L. Mansell, a well dressed man with an impressive moustache, leaning against a lattice doorway. The second image "Group of Indian Warriors" shows a group of many men all holding flags. This was taken when Gentile travelled from Victoria to New Westminster to photograph Queen Victoria's birthday celebrations and the more than three thousand natives that attended the festivities. The third image "Image Chief" is a portrait of a stoic looking native man wearing a leather coat decorated with a large fringe and a fur hat. The final photograph on the back of the page showsa view of Fort Dansborg from a viewpoint overlooking a wall. The fort, situated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu looks out over the Kaveri river..

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        Drum Taps (William Rossetti's copy, 1865)

      New York. 1865. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1865. 8vo, maroon cloth gilt, 72 plus 24 pp. 2nd issue (1000 copies printed): has the sequel ('When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd and other Pieces'). Very good plus copy with just a touch of wear to spine ends and the most incidental discoloration to front board. Inscribed, W. M. Rossetti, from H. E. Scudder, 1866. A very important association copy: William Michael Rossetti introduced English readers to Whitman with his edited edition of 1868. Rossetti's published correspondence includes a letter from Horace Scudder (a published author and the longterm editor of Atlantic Magazine) dated April 24, 1866, which includes this passage: 'Have you seen Walt Whitman's Drum Taps? It is just possible that you have not; and I will take the opportunity afforded by a friend's going to London to send you a copy...I do not think that Mr. Lincoln's death brought any nobler expression of the personal grief of the best natures in the country than "O Captain, My Captain!" The lonely grief of the poet in the strong contrast which he presents was really that felt by all....and although I do not believe that any new American poetry is to be established on a reckless disregard of natural laws of rhythm, simply because such laws have produced conventional rules, I think that no one else has caught so rarely the most elusive elements of American civilization...' Rossetti did not reply to Scudder's letter until October 28, 1866 -- he thanked Scudder for the book, confessing that he hadn't had time to give it a full reading, although he did read "the long one on Lincoln's funeral, and the one you specially mention O Captain My Captain; both most glorious. Whitman is a wonderful genius to me, and no less than a great poet. I am not at all sure but that one day he will stand out as the greatest English-writing poet of this period." Rossetti's edition of Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass,' from 1868 includes many poems from 'Drum Taps,' but in a different sequence from Whitman's and with minor editing changes. Still, Rossetti's edition introduced Whitman to British readers -- Rossetti and Swinburne were early admirers of Whitman. English readers had to rely on Rossetti's edition until Ernest Rhys's 1886 edition, itself abridged. A very important association copy. Rarely found in such excellent condition.

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        STANWIX HALL! ROME, N.Y. W.B. SINK, PROPRIETOR [caption title]

      New York: Dopp & Nolan, [nd, ca. 1865].. Photograph, 11 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches; mounted on printed card stock, 16 x 19 3/4 inches. The image and card stock have equal, light tanning, otherwise the photograph is clean and unblemished. Minor chipping and staining to mount. Very good. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. A large and impressive photograph of the Stanwix Hall Hotel, dating to around the end of the Civil War. The photograph shows the large, four- story hotel from an elevated height, across the corner of the building, showing the full length of two sides of the building. Men with top hats and women with parasols are shown on two balconies and in the open windows. Three horse-drawn carriages and a buckboard are also shown. Several other people stand in the doorway and one man leans against a large gas lamp. Two businesses are visible on the ground floor, one owned by "T. Flanagan," and the other a "Wholesale Liquor Store" which also sells tobacco and cigars. A sign for a wood coal yard is also visible in the foreground. The mount has dramatic large-type shaded print advertising the hotel. W.B. Sink moved to Rome, New York in 1865 and bought the Stanwix Hall Hotel and the adjacent Mansion House Hotel. He also opened the "Sink Opera House." This poster advertising the Stanwix was likely taken shortly after Sink bought the hotel, serving as a compelling advertisement for one of Rome's grandest buildings. An evocative promotional piece, offering much information about American economics, architecture, and culture at the close of the Civil War.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Original photograph of Queen Salote Lupepau'u of Tonga, and a Samoan chief, taken during the cruise of HMS Curacoa

      Tonga and Samoa,, 1865.. Two albumen photographs, the first measuring 92 x 70 mm. and mounted on a card inscribed 'The Queen of Tongatabu Friendly Group' in an old cursive hand; the second measuring 91 x 65 mm. and likewise mounted; both photographs in excellent condition. Rare albumen photograph of Queen Salote Lupepau'u of Tonga taken in 1865, together with another photograph of a Samoan chief dressed for war holding a club.Both photographs were taken during the cruise of HMS Curacoa, a British vessel touring the Pacific 'for the purpose of displaying the British flag in the different archipelagos of the Western Pacific'. Commanded by Commodore Sir William Wiseman, H.M. Curacoa visited Norfolk Island, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, the New Hebrides, the Solomons and New Caledonia. These albumen prints were later used as the basis for two separate wood engravings in a published narrative of the cruise titled Jottings During the Cruise of HMS Curacoa by J. L. Brenchley (Longmans 1873).Brenchley states that the Queen was unwell when the official party met with her husband King George Tupou I, but later sat for this portrait photograph. King George Tupou I ruled from 1845 to 1893 - he was baptised by Wesleyan missionaries and took the name Sia'osi (George) in honour of King George III. Upon consolidating the throne, he renounced all but his favourite wife who was baptised of Salote (Charlotte) in honour of the Queen of England. Brenchley comments on the king's reserve and dignity, and Queen Salote Lupepau'u here pictured was the grandmother of the future Queen Salote Tupou III, ruler of Tonga from 1918 to 1965.

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        The Man Without a Country

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1865. First edition. First edition. Overall a very good copy. Terracotta wrappers printed in black with the emblem device interlocked T & F on scroll on the front panel within rule. Edges and the top corner chipped. The book has been folded vertically, but does not detract. Spine is cracking. A period newspaper article the reviews the book glued in at the rear. A dramatic skethch of a man who spends his life atoning for the hot-headed moment of his youth. First published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1863.

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        The man without a country

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1865. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition First Issue Ticknor Boston 1865 Pink wrappers, torn along spine without loss (not detached), else a VG clean copy. Scarce as 1st issue in publisher's original wrappers.

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        Scraps and Sketches Gathered Together. In two volumes

      London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1865. first edition; 2 vols., 366 + 378 pp., original blind & gilt stamped brown cloth (hardcovers), text age-toned, bottom corners worn, else very good. Photos available upon request.

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        FRONTIER SCOUT

      Fort Rice, Dakota Territory. Aug. 3, 1865.. Volume 1, No. 8. 4pp., printed in three columns on blue-ruled paper. Three horizontal fold lines. Some splitting at the folds, not affecting text. Very good. The eighth issue of this rare weekly newspaper printed at Fort Rice in Dakota Territory, containing a riveting account of a battle against the Sioux. The two-page story describes the vicious battle that took place between the First U.S. Volunteers and the Sioux Indians at Fort Rice on July 28, 1865. The account was written by Captain E.G. Adams, the editor of the paper, who says of the Sioux that they "may talk of peace, but their hearts are full of the bitterest hostility." Adams draws on the experiences of the men in the company to give an eyewitness account of the ferocious battle, which resulted in a victory for the U.S. forces: "Every officer and every soldier of Fort Rice, on that eventful day, were on the alert for scalps, and anxious to inflict as much injury on the red-skins as possible. And I have every reason to believe, indeed I know, that more Indians bit the dust than for a long time before in the annals of Indian warfare." The final page contains a long article, signed "S.P.Y.," discussing the future of American policy and actions with regard to the Sioux. The correspondent argues that a large U.S. force is necessary in the region to defend the Missouri River and the rich gold fields to the west. Other content of the paper includes poetry, local weather, and a discourse on mythology. The FRONTIER SCOUT carried original articles by soldiers and local citizens, and was published "for the edification of the people of Dacotah, both civilized and savage." "This weekly Army newspaper is the second newspaper printed in what is now North Dakota...Remarkably interesting and full of local color" - Streeter. Indeed, as Streeter notes, it is only preceded by an identically named newspaper published at Fort Union, which produced three or four issues in the summer of 1864. The FRONTIER SCOUT published at Fort Rice began its run on June 15, 1865, and continued on until the First United States Volunteers left the fort in October 1865, producing a total of fifteen issues. It was edited by Captain E.G. Adams and published by Lieut. C.H. Champney. Fort Rice was established July 11, 1864 on the right bank of the Missouri River, about thirty miles south of present-day Bismarck, North Dakota. The mission of the troops at the fort was to control the Sioux, protect the immigrant route from Minnesota to Montana, and to protect navigation on the Missouri River. The fort was abandoned within fifteen years, superceded by the nearby Fort Yates. The FRONTIER SCOUT is not listed in Allen's bibliography of Dakota imprints, but if it was it would fall within the first thirty- five items listed. A remarkable frontier newspaper, with a rare firsthand account of a bloody Sioux attack on Fort Rice. Rare. STREETER SALE 2040. GRAFF 1452. FORTS OF THE WEST, p.113.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION. THIRD ANNUAL MESSAGE OF GOVERNOR NEWTON EDMONDS DELIVERED TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, OF THE TERRITORY OF DAKOTA, IN JOINT CONVENTION ASSEMBLED, DECEMBER

      Yankton, D.T. 1865.. 15pp. Original printed wrappers. Single vertical fold line. Internally bright and clean. Very good. "An interesting message including comments on the progress of the Sioux War, the wagon road to Virginia City, and a proposal for a railroad to the gold fields of Idaho" - Streeter. Discusses the opening of three important wagon roads through the territory, the importance of the proposed Pacific railroad, the need for better state government buildings and schools, etc. Includes a brief section on promoting immigration into "our sparsely settled Territory." STREETER SALE 2037. ALLEN, DAKOTA IMPRINTS 26.

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        Dora

      Cheshire, England. Full Morocco. Near Fine. Superb mid-nineteenth century amateur illuminated manuscript with original story told in blank verse. N.d., circa 1850s. With inscription dated 1865. Oblong, 24 by 30 cm. 22 leaves, with illumination, illustration and text only on recto, with exception of frontis ink drawing of Bradley Hall, where the story takes place, on the verso. The poem tells of a father who is thwarted in his wish to have his son marry his virtuous niece and of what happens when later the son dies of illness, leaving a child behind. The sentimental tone and spirit of the tale exemplifies well mid-Victorian piety. Yet while the blank verse carries echos of biblical readings, it must also be noted that it is a departure from the doggeril that was far more likely to come from the amateur pen. The calligraphy throughout is disciplined and arresting; the ornamentation is grounded mostly in the late Medieval style, with a few interpretative variants. Importantly, the illuminist never repeats himself, and there are even subtle variants employed in the lettering. Four leaves feature fuller original illustration, as opposed to being dominated by ornamental motives, and these illustrations have a naive charm that is of singular beauty. Bradley Hall is a half-timber quaint Elizabethan manor house resembling Shakespeare's house in Stratford. Blue morocco binding with gilt border, and title "Dora" spelled out in center. Edgewear to the binding. Otherwise, clean and tight.

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        A Gamelan Orchestra

      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 instruments, the central musician seated in an ornate chair, with an ornately carved wooden frame behind the musicians, the photograph taken in a white pillared open structure.& & 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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        HOME THOUGHTS AND HOME SCENES IN ORIGINAL POEMS AND PICTURES

      London: Routledge Warne & Routledge, 1865. First edition, 25 x 20cm, in publisher's green sand-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt & embossed decorations & title to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., lt. chocolate eps., [i-x], 1-35 (plates) + I-XXXV (text) + [70 blanks] 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. Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped, & a few faded spots to cloth); contents Very Good (prelims & final leaf a bit foxed w/occas. lt. spotting elsewhere). White 126 ("absolutely essential to any representative collection of the period") & 165, Reid 7 & 196 ("'the' book of 1865"), Ray 200, de Beaumont 127, Goldman 57 (see also pp.126 & 128).

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        An Act to provide the appointment of a General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States. General Orders No. 3; Richmond, February 6, 1865

      1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. OFFICIAL BROADSIDE CONFEDERATE PRINTING with seal on top left corner appointing Robert E. Lee "General in Chief" of the Confederate forces. By 1865 Jefferson Davis had lost widespread support throughout the South. As the Confederacy's fortunes worsened, there was a growing sense that Davis lacked the political and, in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief, the military skills needed to deliver victory and independence from the Union. Davis's increasingly restive detractors began looking for ways to diminish the president's role and expand that of their great general, Robert E. Lee. Early proposals for expanding Lee's authority included the idea of simply making him Commander-in-Chief and thus de facto leader of the Confederacy. This never came to pass, in large part because Lee himself made it clear that he had no wish to encroach upon Davis's authority. Despite this there was a widespread desire among the public, as reflected in this Act of the Confederate Congress, for Lee's role to be expanded and Davis's diminished. This Act gave formal expression to this important shift in the Confederate South. A highly important piece of Confederate legislation, these orders not only represent the culmination of Robert E. Lee's career, but had significant effects on the outcome of the war. After Lee was appointed "General in Chief" he became, like Washington for the North, the central figure in which the Confederates placed their hopes. Consequently, when Lee surrendered to Grant, the implications were profound. "Without their Washington, Southerner's realized their revolution was over" (McCaslin, 191). General Orders No. 3; Richmond, February 6, 1865. Housed in custom half-leather box. In remarkable condition for such a fragile item, with small tear visible on verso and only very light browning. Scarce: Printed for and distributed to members of the Confederate Congress and military officers and officials.

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        [The female blondin outdone! Grand morning performance on the narrow plank by the darling xxxx]

      London: Thos. Agnew & Sons, no date but 1865-1866]. Chromolithograph, on original mount. Title and credits trimmed from bottom margin of mount. 16 7/8 x 24 3/4 inches. A delightful image of three fashionable young ladies and their younger siblings, all enjoying the benefits of a day beside the sea. An unusually large scale work from the famous illustrator of Dickens, Surtees, Thackeray and others. In 1862 John Leech 'essayed a series of so- called "sketches in oil," which were exhibited at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, in June and the following months. These consisted of copies of a selection of his Punch drawings, which had been ingeniously enlarged, transferred to canvas, and coloured lightly in oils. As the artist advanced with this process he considerably improved it in detail, and his exhibition was a great success (it brought him nearly 5,000 pounds), to which a friendly notice by Thackeray (Times, 21 June) not a little contributed.... His gift for seizing fugitive expression and for mentally registering transitory situation was extraordinary. Long practice had made it unerring in its way, and Leech perhaps wisely concentrated his attention upon these points. Yet he possessed, like Keene, a marvellous faculty for landscape, and in many cases the backgrounds to his sketches are in themselves of striking beauty. No words define his general position in art better than Mr. Ruskin's: His work contains the finest definition and natural history of the classes of our society; the kindest and subtlest analysis of its foibles, the tenderest flattery of its pretty and well-bred ways, with which the modesty of subservient genius ever immortalised or amused careless masters. (DNB). Here a teenage girl in a great, round crinoline skirt that balloons in the wind walks a thin plank that leads to a bathing booth, while her friend (sister?) watches impassively, the mother reads her book and the little children play oblivious to the little contest going on nearby.

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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.

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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: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/collections/civil_war_maps/cwmfm.html 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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..

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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.

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        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 BRIT

      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. .

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        CRUISE OF THE R.Y.S. EVA

      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.

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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!

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        OFFICIAL COMMUNICATIONS FROM GENERAL POPE, COMMANDING MILITARY DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, CONCERNING INDIAN AFFAIRS

      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.

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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]

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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. -

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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. 

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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

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        AMERICAN COW MILKER MACHINE POSTER, ORIGINAL, 19TH CENTURY EPHEMERA

      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.

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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. .

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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.

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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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        EMANCIPATIONS PROKLAMATION

      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.

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        LIFE AND TIMES OF SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS

      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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        HOME THOUGHTS AND HOME SCENES IN ORIGINAL POEMS ... AND PICTURES

      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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        THE SORROWFUL ENDING OF NOODLEDOO WITH THE FORTUNES AND FATE OF HER FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS

      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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        [ORIGINAL ENGRAVED TEXAS LETTER SHEET DEPICTING SCENES AT MATAGORDA]

      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 Arch...today 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 IN 1832. FROM AN ORIGINAL PAINTING BY GEO. CATLIN IN THE POSSESSION OF THE MERCANTILE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

      [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 Arch...today 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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".

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Ogawa Tosho,Ltd. ABAJ, ILAB]
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