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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.

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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.

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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.

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        Die Sklavenmacht. Blicke in die Geschichte der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. Zur Erklärung der Rebellion von 1860 - 65

      Berlin, Stilke 1865. 22 cm. 158, (2) Seiten mit 7 Kartenskizzen in Holzstich. Festeinband, Leineneinband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel - Sabin 23948 - Erstausgabe. Seltenes Dokument zur Sklavenfrage der Vereinigten Staaten, zwei Jahre nach der endgültigen Aufhebung der Sklaverei unter Präsident Abraham Lincoln erschienen. Die Kartenskizzen zur Entwicklung der Kolonisation und der Sklaverei. Enthält im Anhang unter anderem den Abdruck eines Gedichts auf den Tod Lincolns. Fay (1807 - 1898), 1828 - 1833 Herausgeber des "New York Mirror", war nach 1837 auf verschiedenen diplomatischen Posten in England, Deutschland und in der Schweiz tätig. 1861 setzte er sich in Deutschland zur Ruhe. Ein Teil seiner Werke erschien seitdem auf Deutsch. Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, StaV., Stempel auf Titelblatt -

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        'The Mermaid's Hunt' [from the artist's 'Sketches in Oil' series]

      London: Thos. Agnew & Sons, 2 January 1865. Chromolithograph, on original mount bearing lithographed facsimile manuscript signature and title. 15 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches. A delightful image of fashionable young ladies sketching, fossil hunting, riding and examining rock pools on the beach. 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). The great round crinoline skirts of the early 1860's were, as we see, even worn to the beach, and here a great flock of young, fully attired women earnestly pursue what were then acceptable beach amusements.

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, for 1865

      New York, 1865. hardcover. very good. Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 879 pp. with 1 fold out map and 26 diagrams and lithographed views. Full red leather with ornately decorated gold on spine and covers. 12mo. Minor scuffing to spine and light foxing throughout. Illustrations, maps and text complete according to the "Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York", published by the Society of Iconophiles, 1906. D.T. Valentine, New York: 1865. First edition, extraordinarily rare. The "Manuals of the Corporation" were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Valentine. These books include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city's debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. Notable illustrations in this edition include "Terminus of the Main Drive in Central Park, 110th St.", "The Audubon Estate on the Banks of the Hudson" and "Tammany Hall, 1830". The single map in this volume is "Map of New York and Vicinity". D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history.

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        He Kaine Diatheke. Novum Testamentum, cum versione latina Ariae Montani, in quo tum selecti versiculi 1900, quibus omnes Novi Testamenti voces continentur, astericis notantur:

      Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1865. 1st Edition in this form. Text in double columns. Description: 755 p. 19 cm. Notes: Romanized. Related names: Leusden, Johannes, 1624-1699. Arias Montano, Benito, 1527-1598. Subjects; Bible. N.T. Latin. Arias Montanus. 1831. Minor library marks remain internally. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        Geological Survey of California. Geology. Volume I. Report of Progress and Synopsis of the Field-Work, From 1860 to 1864

      Philadelphia: Published by Authority of the Legislature of California (Caxton Press of Sherman and Co.), 1865. First edition. Later full sprinkled tan calf, five raised bands, red morocco lettering pieces, gilt title and rules, marble endpapers. A very good or better copy, front board scuffed at bottom edge, faint scattered foxing, bookplate on front pastedown. Sm. 4to. Illus. with 9 plates and 81 further wood engravings in text. The second of the survey's reports. "It contains the first extensive description of the High Sierra to be published, and establishes the definition, 'that portion of this great chain which lies above the metalliferous belt just described, forming the crest of the range, and the water-shed between the streams flowing west to the Pacific Ocean and those which find their way eastward into the Great Basin, or some subordinate one, where they are lost by evaporation'. The woodcuts were derived from sketches made by Whitney and Hoffmann and by photographs from Yosemite by Watkins. The second volume, a rather slender affair, did not appear until 1882. Complete with all plates, with the frontispiece labeled plate VII. Provenance: From the library of the great collector of exploration literature, Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. Sabin 10007. Farquhar 6.

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        Miners and Travelers' Guide to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. Via the Missouri and Columbia Rivers. Accompanied By a General Map of the Mineral Region of the Northern Sections of the Rocky Mountains

      New York: Wm. M. Franklin, 1865. 153 pages; with large hand-colored folding map of the region attached to guard at back, approx. 25" x 39 1/2"; chapter information on the itinerary of emigrant travelers, Indians, population, minerals, agricultural lands, grazing and water resources, geographical descriptions, Catholic missions and travelers' advice, also material on the Northwestern Territories & resources thereof and more; Captain John Mullan (1830-1909) American army explorer, road builder, and lawyer - "... worked diligently to fill in the details of the geography of the upper Rocky Mountain region that was known only in broad outline before the 1850s. The culmination of his work was one of the first roads in the far West built, to the extent possible given the funds available, according to the engineering standards of the industrial age..." (Kent D. Richards in the ANB); bound in the original dark brown zig-zag ribbed cloth, decoratively floral-blindstamped, gilt spine titles; some wear-through to edge and tips of boards; spine ends chipped: 1/4" piece from right of bottom of spine, top of spine a bit less, no loss to titles; faint old dampstain at bottom corner of text leaves, not intrusive; map with a 2" old tape repair at one side, colors and paper very good as are text block overall; in better than good condition and with a nice map.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Code civil du Bas Canada. Civil Code of Lower Canada. (trois volumes) et Code de procédure civile du Bas Canada. Code of Civil Procedure of Lower Canada. (Total de 4 volumes)

      Québec: George E. Desbarats Complet en 4 volumes. Volume 1: Premier, second et troisième rapports,565 pages, 1865, feuille d'erratas insérée à la p. de titre en francais . Volume 2: Quatrième et cinquième rapports, 471 pages, 1865. Volume 3: Sixième et septième rapports et rapport supplémentaire, 399 pages, 1865. Reliure demi-cuir à coins. Volume 4 : Le Code de procédure civile, xxxv, 295 pages, 1866. Tous les textes sont en français et en anglais en regard (p. de titre en francais et p. de titre en anglais pour les tomes 1-3). Text in English and in French on opposite page. Les plats des tomes 1 et 4 sont détachés, et le dos manquant pour le tome premier, les reliures des tomes 2 et 4 sont en très bon état, mors supérieur du tome trois fendu et fragilisé, coins émoussés. Intérieur bien propre, annotations à la plume dans les marges extérieures vis-à-vis des articles au tome quatre (sur les pages en anglais): ADOPTED - STRUCK OUT - CHANGED.... Bon Etat. In-Folio.

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        Essais de Michel de Montaigne / avec les notes de tous les commentateurs choisies et completees par M. J.-V. Le Clerc ; precedee d'une nouvelle etude sur Montaigne par M. Prevost-Paradol [complete in 4 volumes]

      Paris : Garnier, 1865-66, 1865. New Edition. Physical description: 4 v. frontis. (port., t.g., v.1) ; 24 cm. Subjects: Montaigne, Michel de (1533-1592) -- Essays -- French Renaissance -- French literature -- 16th century. Contents: Essais -- Correspondance -- Voyage en Allemagne et en Italie -- Theologie naturelle de Raymond Sebon -- Pieces additionnelles et documents biographiques-- La servitude volontaire. Language: French. Very good copies bound in contemporary leather-backed marbled boards. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines, with spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Slight dust-dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Top edge gilt; marbled endpapers. Previous owner's bookplate verso ffep of each volume. Minor, scattered marginal foxing. Some water staining evident in vols. 2 and 3 - particulary to prelims of vol. 2. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Autograph letter Signed

      N.p., N.D. [1865]: Dumas Pere, 1865 Dumas, Pere, Alexander (1802-1870). Author of The Three Musketeers. 8vo., Autograph letter to Albéric. Signed. 1 1/2 pages on blue paper. An amazing letter. Dumas asks Albéric to insert in his newspaper "ce petit mot de moi qui annonce que le mousquetaire eat ressuscité et qui invite vos abonnés, dont le plus grand nombre m'a marqué rant de sympathy pour m'a salade et m'a soupe au choux, à lire le núméro du 3 November quoique'il n'y ait ni menu ni recette". Il fait ensuit allusion au Baron Brisse qui, après Emile de Girardin, remplace dans un journal si advantageusement le feuilleton". An amusing letter with good reference to The Musketeers, wrote a book of recipes & worked for the newspaper. Dumas was a French writer best known for his historical adventure novels including, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, & The Vicomte de Bragelonne. These, his non-fiction works, & his many plays made Dumas one of the most widely read French authors in the world.. Signed by Author. Original Autographed Letters.

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        A Franc-Maçoneria em si mesma e em suas relações com as outras sociedades secretas da europa, Principalmente com o Carbonarismo Italiano [Freemasonry Itself and in its Relations with Other Secret Societies of Europe Especially with the Italian Carbonarism] in Two Parts Complete

      Published by Na Typographia de Manoel José Pereira Porto First Edition 1865. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original maroon cloth covers, faded gilt title lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. In two parts containing [vi] 265 [vii]; 228 [x] printed pages of Portuguese text. Rubbing to the edges of the covers, Bibliotheca stamp and ink name to the title page, end papers browning and in Very Good sound and firm condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        The North American Sylva; or, a description of the forest trees of the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia

      Philadelphia: Rice, Rutter & Co., 1865. 5 volumes, octavo. (10 5/16 x 6 3/4 inches). Steel-engraved portrait frontispiece of Michaux by H.B. Hall after Rembrandt Peale, 277 hand-coloured plates (comprising: 156 hand- coloured stipple-engravings after P.J. Redouté (27), P. Bessa (92) and others by Gabriel (108), Bessin (16) and others; 121 hand-coloured lithographs after J. Magee, J. Worley and others by T. Sinclair). Contemporary brown half morocco gilt, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth, the other compartments with repeat decoration in blind, glazed endpapers, g.e. The most important work on American trees prior to the 20th century: "It is no exaggeration to remark that it is the most complete work of its kind, and is a production of unrivalled interest and beauty" (Sabin). A fine set of François Michaux's towering work on American trees, including Thomas Nuttall's supplementary volumes, and illustrated throughout with very fine plates. The work was originally printed in Paris in 1817-19. In 1825, the 156 copperplates were purchased by the geologist William Maclure who brought them to the United States. A first American edition (including Nuttall's additional volumes) was eventually published between 1841 and 1852. Michaux's work was based on his extensive travels in the eastern half of America, and those of his father, from the 1790s on. Both men were friendly with Jefferson and other leading figures, who aided them in their work and travels. His book was first published with a Philadelphia imprint in 1817-19, although actually printed in Paris, where the plates were engraved as well. These plates were executed by the great French flower painters, Pierre-Joseph Redouté and his associate, Pancrace Bessa. Thomas Nuttall was one of the most intrepid American naturalists of his day, traveling extensively in the Mississippi Valley and the far west in the 1820s and 1830s to gather botanical specimens. His work, designed to supplement that of Michaux, covers eastern species missed by the Frenchman and new species Nuttall had gathered in the Midwest and West. His work first appeared in Philadelphia in 1842-49. The publishers then issued it as a combined set with Michaux's work in the uniform configuration found here. The more up-to-date method of hand-colored lithography was employed for the plates in the Nuttall volumes. This set of the Rice/Rutter edition in fine condition. Cf. MacPhail Michaux 25c & 25d; cf. MacPhail Nuttall 7c & 7d; cf. Sabin 48695 & 56351; cf. Nissen BBI 1458; cf. Stafleu & Cowan TL2 5966 & 6930.

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        The New Cabinet Atlas: Of The Actual Geopraphy Of The World

      Edinburgh: W. & A. K. Johnston, 1865. 1/2 Leather. Good. 'With a Complete Index Constructed by A. Keith Johnston, L.L.D., F.R.S.E., F.R.G.S. Geographer to the Queen.'. Brown boards with gilt lettering on the front board, gilt page edges. Thirty-three hand colored engraved maps, plus frontispiece (a physical and commercial chart of the world), with alphabetical index to every place contained in the atlas. [see photo]

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        Costumbres del universo, o descripción y pintura de la fisonomía peculiar de las más importantes naciones del Globo, tales como son en su vida íntima. Caracteres, ingenio, tipos populares, bellezas, descripciones, costumbres públicas y privadas, fiestas nacionales

      Barcelona, Liberia de los Senores Alou 1865/66.. 2 vols. 2°. 423; 432 XII S. Mit je 1 Titelillustr. u. insg. 51 Stahlstich-Taf. OLn. Mit reicher Gold- u. Blindpräg. Einige Lagen gelockert. Tlw. stockfleckig, einge Taf. an den Rändern papierbedingt gebräunt. Kanten berieb. Palau 72297

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        Geological Survey of California: Geology. Volume I (1) Report of Progress and Synopsis of the Field-Work from 1860 to 1864

      Caxton Press of Sherman & Co., Philadelphia 1865 - Usual ex-library features. The first six pages (up to the Preface page) are detached but present. The book is split in half and has several sections of pages loose. The cover is slightly discolored and worn at corners. The cloth covering spine is split and loose along one edge. Both top and bottom of spine have small pieces missing. 498 pages. Illustrated. Though the binding is failing and pages are coming loose this book could be restored or used as is. Volume I only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Birds Eye View Of Hoboken

      Hoboken, 1865. No Binding. Fine. 13 1/4 x 19 inches.. Two-stone lithograph with original hand color; fine A very finely executed view of the prospering city of Hoboken in New Jersey in a superb example. Several ships can be seen at the terminals, including the paddle-wheel steamers, "Elise" and "Hoboken." Reps, J. Views and Viewmakers of Urban America, no. 2343.

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        A Captain in the U.S. Colored Troops, Richard Andrews Describes his Closing Days of the Civil War and its Aftermath

      1865 - Six letters to his wife Libby, approx. 15 pp. in all. "There will be an awful hot time if our Brigade is engaged. I dont think anything can restrain the men if they once get started. I am in hopes to come out alive, but no one can tell but the Almighty" Captain Andrews wrote to his wife about the sieges of Petersburg and Richmond, and the impending Appomattox campaign. Union forces, including African American soldiers, captured Richmond on April 3rd, and Lee would be forced to surrender at Appomattox just over two weeks after Andrews wrote. In other letters, he details his health concerns, his transfers after the war's end, and possibilities of land ownership. His final letter details an anticipated transfer to the Freedmen's Bureau in Galveston, Texas.RICHARD ANDREWS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Richard", to his wife Libby, before Richmond, Va., March 25th, 1865, 4 7/8 x 8 1/8 in., 4 pp. #22399.01".I received a month's pay yesterday, bought a sword belt for 7.00 a pair of pantaloons for $12.00 pair of gloves for $2.00 paid $25.00 towards the present to Genl. Draper.As soon as I sell my horse I will send you more, if I had sold her three days ago I could have got over $100.00 for her, but now, she is very lame, so much so that no one can use her. I fear I shall have to dispose of her at a loss. We shall move in a very short time.Things are coming to a crisis. Lee will have to skedaddle or there will be a terific fight. Our brigade is practicing charging every day. There will be an awful hot time if our Brigade is engaged. I dont think anything can restrain the men if they once get started. I am in hopes to come out alive, but no one can tell but the Almighty. My health is pretty fair now, and I trust I may not even get wounded, for I am anxious to gain strength this summer."Historical BackgroundFrom Salem, Massachusetts, Lieutenant Richard F. Andrews fought in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm, September 29-30, 1864. Just two months earlier, he was so sick that he was excused from duty, but he volunteered for service and helped lead the 36th Regiment of U.S. Colored Troops to victory. The performance of the USCT at Chaffin's Farm (New Market Heights) put an end to any doubts of their bravery or fitness for service. There, Andrews was shot in the leg, and for his bravery, he was promoted to Captain.The 36th Regiment of USCT was organized in February 1864 out of the 2nd North Carolina Colored Infantry. In addition to Chaffin's Farm, it saw service toward the end of the Siege of Petersburg, the single greatest concentration of African American troops during the war, at Richmond and its occupation, and in the Appomattox Campaign.The United States Colored Troops (USCT) were regiments of the United States Army during the American Civil War composed of African American soldiers. First recruited in 1863, by the end of the Civil War, the men of the 175 regiments of the USCT constituted approximately 10% of the Union Army. The United States War Department issued General Order Number 143 on May 22, 1863, establishing a "Bureau of Colored Troops" to facilitate the recruitment of African-American soldiers to fight for the Union Army. Regiments, including infantry, cavalry, engineers, light artillery, and heavy artillery units, were recruited from all states of the Union and became known as the United States Colored Troops (USCT). USCT regiments were led by white officers, and rank advancement was limited for black soldiers. Approximately 175 regiments composed of more than 178,000 free blacks and freedmen served during the last two years of the war. Their service bolstered the Union war effort at a critical time. RICHARD ANDREWS. Autograph Letter Signed, "Richard", to his wife Libby, near City Point, Va., May 9th, 1865, 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in., 4 pp. #22399.02".I had quite a nap-fell asleep just after dinner, and snoozed away for over two hours, something unusual for me. I expect it is because I am growing. (See website for full description)

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        Lyra Germanica: Hymns for the Sundays and Chief Festivals of the Christian Year. Translated from the German by Catherine Winkworth. With illustrations by John Leighton, F.S.A. Fourth Edition.

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1865. - Square octavvo. xx, 272 pp. Text with ruled borders, decorative initial letters, headbands and tail-pieces. Contemporary crimson straight-grained morocco, gilt-paneled covers, spine decoratively gilt in compartments, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Contemporary ink inscription on a preliminary blank, first and last few leaves lightly foxed. A fine copy in a beautiful binding. The first of two similarly titled anthologies produced under Leigthton's supervision. "Contains much decorative work by John Leighton, who has scarcely received the recognition he deserves as a pioneer of better things" (Gleeson White). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Armonia (della religione colla civilt?).

      Subject: (Giornali). Torino, 1865, A. XVIII, n 1/294 : 214 numeri (mancano 96 e 174/252) sciolti. Strappo, con lieve mancanza, ad un n. Famoso giornale cattolico assai polemico.

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        OPERE COMPLETE IN DIALETTO MILANESE. Edizione elegantemente illustrata con note.

      Carrara 1865 In-8 gr. (mm. 266x170), bella legatura in p. pergam. coeva, eleganti cornici dorate al piatto anter. con intarsi in pelle verde (firmata Torriani), dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro su tassello, dentelles dorate ai risg., conserv. la bross. originale figurata in rosso e nero - di estrema rarità - pp. VIII,561,(3), ornato da deliziosi capilett., testate e finalini, molto ben illustrato da numerosiss. vignette nel t. di Gonin, Riccardi, Sacchi, Ratti, Vajani e altri, e da 14 pregevoli tavv. per lo più in tinta f.t. (tutte inc. su legno), incluso il ritratto dell?A. Cfr. Orlando Cecco,34 - Cat. Hoepli,322: "Compaiono per la prima volta, in questa ediz., i 16 sonetti "Beroldinghiniani" contro i Romantici, nei quali il chiarissimo Autore contrafà lo stile idrofobo e balordo di un avvocato Stoppani di Beroldinger..?. Fresco esemplare marginoso, molto ben conservato.

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        Lincoln Portrait by Currier & Ives

      New York 1865 - Currier & Ives. Lithograph, New York, 1865. In 24 x 29 in. hand-gilt frame. Also for sale as part of the Ultimate Lincoln Collection.From the hairs on Lincoln's head to the fabric of his suit, this lithograph is a beautifully detailed rendering and remains, even with a few areas of foxing, a commanding showpiece.Historical BackgroundThe copyright date of "1865" along the bottom edge suggests that this oversized portrait was created to honor either Lincoln's second presidential term or his untimely death.Lithographer Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888) and artist James Merritt Ives (1824-1895) formed Currier & Ives in New York City in 1857 to publish art prints. The company closed in 1907, after the deaths of its founders, when business had declined due to new printing technologies and changing artistic tastes.ConditionThere are a few areas of light age toning. It is displayed in a vintage frame, (not contemporary to 1865) as we bought it, so it is not guaranteed to be archival.

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        Abraham Lincoln Funeral Flag

      These two silk flag remnants are from the 36 star flag hanging in one of the cars of the Lincoln funeral train. The tattered red fragment is approximately 3.5î by 1.25î; the tan rectangular fragment, sharp cut streaks across center, is 4î x 1.5î. Mounted on a 7.5î x 10.5î card with a 5.75î x 4.25î photo image. In apparent fine condition. Triple-matted and placed in an ornate frame. Overall size, 14î x 17î. The flag was one of flags made locally for the visit, and after the train departed, the flags were given to prominent Indianapolis families. The card is titled: ìAbraham Lincoln Funeral Flag.î Captioned: ìThis silk flag remnant is from a 36 star flag that adorned the interior of one of the funeral railroad cars in the Lincoln funeral trail for the duration of itís stop at Indianapolis, Indiana on April 30th, 1865. The train arrived in Indianapolis at 7:00 AM that morning and departed at midnight. The copy photo above shows Lincolnís car and the officerís car in the funeral train as it appeared on the journey from Washington, D.C. to Springfield, Illinois in April 1865.î These remnants were formerly in the collection of Steven D. Stevens of Evansville, Indiana. Included is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Stevens.

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        La Fée Carabosse

      Arnauld de Vresse (Imprimerie H. Picault) 1865 s.d. In-8 oblong (265 x 172 mm), 16 pp., cartonnage rouge éditeur, dos toile, premier plat orné, titre or. Premier tirage de ce rare album illustré de 16 lithographies en couleurs par BARIC. Illustrateur et caricaturiste français, Jules Jean Antoine Baric (Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois 1825 - Monnaie 1905), collabora à de nombreux journaux (La Semaine, Le Charivari, La Chronique amusante, etc). Il est l'un des fondateurs du journal pour enfants Le Chérubin, en 1860. (défauts et frottements, restaurations sur les coins et entre les doublures et les gardes, pliures, rousseurs). //n.d. Oblong octavo (265 x 172 mm), 16 pp., editor red buckram, cloth spine, top cover tooled, gilt title. First printing of this rare album illustrated with 16 lithographs in colours by BARIC. French illustrator and caricaturist, Jules Jean Antoine Baric (Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois 1825 - Monnaie 1905) worked in numerous magazines (La Semaine, Le Charivari, La Chronique amusante, etc). He is one of the founder of the children magazine Le Chérubin in 1860. (defects and rubbings, restorations on corners and on linings, some foldings, spots).

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        Recueil de mémoires de psychiatrie et de médecine légale

      Grand et fort in-octavo, demi-chagrin grenat, pièce de titre gravé et doré - Recueil de mémoires de psychiatrie et de médecine légale du XIXe siècle, sont reliés à la suite les textes suivants : JULES FALRET : De la consanguinité (Paris ? P. Asselin- 1865), 42 pages ? J. B. HUZARD : Des accouplements entre animaux consanguins (tiré à part extrait de La Vie à la campagne, 2 année, 15 janvier 1863), 10 pages. ? FRANCIS DEVAY : Du danger des mariages consanguins au point de vue sanitaire (Paris, Labé, 1857), XXV-70 pages. - L.-A. GOSSE : Essai sur les déformations artificielles du crâne (Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1855), 159 pp. ; envoi autographe de l'auteur sur la page de garde à Baillarger, partiellement rogné (le texte à été relié sans les deux planches) ? MICHEL-HYACINTHE DESCHAMPS : Etudes des races humaines (Paris, Leiber & Comelin, 1857-1859), XVII-263 pages. (Deschamps fut l'éditeur de Flourens. Il rappelle ici les différentes méthodes de céphalométrie et de cranioscopie depuis Camper, Cuvier et Prichard.) Très bel exemplaire en état parfait, fleurs de coins et frais de coupes. Quelques rousseurs légères Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Beretning om den Internationale Fiskeriudstilling i Bergen i aaret 1865

      Bergen : J.D. Beyers Bogtrykkeri 1865 in-4° relié demi-toile de l'époque aux coins rouge, le relieur à intercalé dans la reliure le premier plat violet original sur lequel est gravé à froid, en lettres d'or le titre, XXVI-53 pages de texte. 5 planches hors-texte avec des photographies originales contrecollées, 28 planches hors-texte relatives à la pèche en Norvège : hameçons, harpons, embaracations . Magnifique exemplaire un des monuments de la photographie éthnographiques du XIX° siècle Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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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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        Fables? précédées d'une notice par C.A. Saint Beuve?

      Furne 1865 Cm. 23, pp. (4) xv (1) 393 (1). Ritratto all'antiporta e belle tavole f.t. incise in rame e proette da velina per opera di T. Johannot. Legatura coeva in pieno marocchino rosso, dorso a nervi con fitti fregi in oro e titoli su tassello, piatti inquadrati da duplice filetto in oro con armi centrali del Principe Alberto di Saxe-Coburg e Gotha, Principe consorte (nato nel 1819) della Regina Vittoria regnante in Gran Bretagna dal 1840 al 1861. Tagli e sguardie marmorizzati. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        La Divina Commedia

      Francesco Pagnoni, Tipografo Editore 1865 Con ragionamenti e note di Niccolò Tommaseo. Ristampa dell'edizione milanese del 1854. Con 55 tavole incise in rame da Giuseppe Gandini su disegni di Federigo Faruffini e Carlo Barbieri 3 volumi Dorso con nervi e fregi dorati Tre tavole mancanti nel primo volume "inferno" (situazione riscontrata in altre copie dell'opera, per cui la mancanza sembra poter attribuirsi alla fase di stampa). Leggere abrasioni agli spigoli dei dorsi, piatti con lievi scoloriture Molto buono (Very Good)

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        De Medusa in de Wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864.

      s'Gravenhage, de gebroeders van Cleef, 1865. 8vo (220 x 135mm). pp. xii, (2), 150, with 5 folded coloured maps. Contemporary half red calf, gilt lettering on spine, sides gilt pictorial cloth, gilt edges (small repair to foot of spine). Rare first edition. A very interesting association copy with a warm and highly charming dedication from the author to his son: "Aan Leonard Willem de Casembroot van zynen hem hartelijk liefhebbenden vader, s'Hage 1865, 29 Aug." as well as a later dated note of 20 March 1897 that the book should now be kept for Robert's son on free endpaper, visiting-card of F. de Casembroot, Vice-Admiral e.r. Mauritskade 4, inserted, as well as a Japanese woocut map on Japanese paper, with English text, similar but not identical to the last map in the book, as well as newspaper cuttings dated 20 october 1865 describing the fighting of the 'Medusa' in Japan, also newspaper cuttings of 16 april 1895 concerning the death of F. de Casembroot. "On 11 July 1863 the Dutch corvette 'Medusa', commanded by Lieutenant François Casembroot and on its way to Yokohama, was attacked as it passed through the Straits of Shimonoseki at the entrance of the Inland Sea. It was not the first time that the local daimyô of Nagato had fired on foreign shipping, but ... until then there had been no casualties. This time, as a result of prolonged firing of cannons, during which the 'Medusa' was struck no less than twenty times, four members of her crew were killed and a further five injured. The 'Medusa' put up a brave fight, and managed to sail through the straits and on to her destinantion. This incident led to retaliative measures the following year by Britain, France, the Netherlands, and the United States, which succeeded in quelling the daimyô's ambition and securing a safe passage for foreign shipping through this important stretch of water. Casembroot's own account of the incident and the measures taken to avenge the loss of Dutch lives was published on his return home in 1865. It may be taken as a fair sign of the indignation felt by the Dutch reading public concerning this incident that this slim book went into a second printing within the year of its first publication" (Nipponalia II, VII). The second edition has one frontispiece and only 2 maps. Nipponalia II, VII (second edition); Cordier 579 (second edition); Tiele 234.

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        Il Cielo e l?Inferno, ossia la giustizia di Dio secondo lo Spiritismo..

      (seconda metà del XIX sec.). s.d. Manoscritto in -8 di 408 carte non numerate, in italiano, in chiara e leggibile grafia. Si tratta della traduzione italiana coeva di: Le Ciel et L?enfer ou la Justice Divine selon le Spiritisme. Pubblicata per la prima volta nel 1865, contiene uno studio sulla vita dopo la morte. Attraverso l?analisi dei messaggi degli spiriti provenienti dall?aldilà Kardec intende dare risposte alle domande esistenziali sulla sorte dell?essere umano dopo la morte. Allan Kardec (pseudonimo di Hippolite Léon Denizard Rivail) è considerato il padre fondatore dello Spiritismo su cui scrisse i cinque libri base, tra questi Le Livre des Esprits(1857) e Le livre des Mediums (1861) continuamente ristampati. Fondò, nel gennaio 1858, la ?Revue Spirite?, che diresse fino a marzo 1869, e che ancora oggi viene pubblicata in diverse lingue

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        Rare early Lincoln Mourning Proclamation issued just hours after Lincoln died

      Printed Broadside Proclamation, 6î x 7.75î. Show-through at blank top edge and uniform light show-through from mounting on verso. Magnificent double ornate gilt frame with black matting. Overall size, 17.5î x 19î. In this proclamation issued by James Y. Smith just hours after Lincolnís death, the Rhode Island Governor mistakenly reports the death of Secretary of State William H. Sewardís son, Assistant Secretary of State Frederick W. Seward, who recovered from his severe wounds and lived another 50 years. In full, ìA PROCLAMATION / by / James Y. Smith, Governor / of the / State of Rhode Island. / LET THE NATION MOURN!! / Our venerated and beloved President ABRAHAM LINCOLN, is now no more! The hand of the assassin has been laid upon him! He was shot last evening, and expired this morning at 7.22 oíclock! An attempt to assassinate the Secretary of State of the United States was made at the same hour, and his son, the Assistant Secretary, was severely wounded in the defence of his father, and has since died! And these awful crimes committed at the Capital of the nation! What awful deeds are these to be recorded on the page of history! ìIn view of these appalling events, I. JAMES Y. SMITH, Governor of the State of Rhode Island, do issue this my Proclamation, requesting the clergy of this State to assemble their congregations at the usual hour, at their several places of worship, on Sunday, the Sixteenth instant, there to offer up their prayers to Almighty God for our beloved and bereaved country ;ñ to invoke his aid and blessing in these our severest trials! To save us from confusion and anarchy ; ñ To ask his forgiveness of our sins : ñ To implore his counsel for our Rulers, and to impart wisdom to him who is now to assume the high responsibilities that have so suddenly fallen upon him. ìLet the people mourn with one accord! Let the deepest sympathy be extended to the bereaved families upon which these terrible afflictions have fallen! ìIn testimony whereof, I have hereto set my hand and affixed the seal of the State of Rhode Island, at the city of Providence, this fifteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty-five, and of the Independence the Eighty-Ninth. JAMES Y. SMITH. By His Excellency, John R. Bartlett, Secretary of State.î An identical proclamation is in The Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana in the Library of Congress.

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        Lyra Germanica: Hymns for the Sundays and Chief Festivals of the Christian Year. Translated from the German by Catherine Winkworth. With illustrations by John Leighton, F.S.A. Fourth Edition

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1865 The first of two similarly titled anthologies produced under Leigthton's supervision. "Contains much decorative work by John Leighton, who has scarcely received the recognition he deserves as a pioneer of better things" (Gleeson White). Contemporary crimson straight-grained morocco, gilt-paneled covers, spine decoratively gilt in compartments, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. . Square octavvo. Text with ruled borders, decorative initial letters, headbands and tail-pieces. Contemporary ink inscription on a preliminary blank, first and last few leaves lightly foxed. A fine copy in a beautiful binding.

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        ASTRA CASTRA. Experiments and Adventures in the Atmosphere.

      First Edition. Chapman and Hall. 1865.. Collates : ep, frontis, tp, ded, note, Preface pp2, Contents pp4, Illus pp6, Subscribers pp4, Corrigenda pp1, pp530. The book has 34 plates including index, 5 plates of portraits, and engravings in text. An indiscreet or faint round library stamp on tp and a square one on verso being the only ex-lib evidence, else a VG clean copy free from foxing. Royal 4to. 20th Century buckram. VG. An important book in the history of flying, almost exclusively on ballooning. CCJS99 US$0

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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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