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        Songs For The Classical Vocalist : First Series

      Ashdown & Parry, London. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - IN ITALIAN. Undated c. 1865. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Inventory No: 6647009.

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        The New York Herald.

      Newspaper, disbound, 23" x 16", 8 pp. Probably removed, dbd, minor staining, a little creasing and fading; otherwise very good.This is an early report under the heading "Important Assassination of President Lincoln." This is the second morning edition with the 3 a.m. update from Edward Stanton, the Secretary of War, which indicates Lincoln was still alive, but in very bad shape. The article describes John Wilkes Booth, "the actor", as the alleged assassin of the president. It describes how Booth entered Lincoln's box and after shooting him, stating "Sic semper tyranis" before he leaped on to the stage. This report gives considerable detail about the how Washington reacted to the news, and the scene at Lincoln's deathbed. There is also a good deal of coverage of the assassination attempt on Secretary of State, William Seward. This paper represents an important piece of American history.

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        The Warhawk; A Tale Of The Sea - C1900

      London: C.H. Clarke.. Hardcover. Very Good. C1900, half leather, 382 pages, the book is undated but I have it on good authority that this title was reprinted / published in approx 1865 ? by C.H. Clarke, London E.C, a scarce edition of a scarce title. Boards are very good age considered, leather has a little rubbing but no damage, marbled paper has some rubbing and wear with a few edge knocks, heavier knock to top rear. Small school library plate to rear of front board ( Ashbrook ). Board rears and endpapers show some foxing, overall ageing with a darkening to the page edges, no further foxing or inscriptions, binding tight, pages clean.

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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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        Reise in Mittelasien von Teheran durch die Turkmanische Wüste an der Ostküste des Kaspischen Meeres nach Chiwa, Bochara und Samarkand, ausgeführt im Jahr 1863.

      Leipzig, F. U. Brockhaus, 1865. 8vo. Contemporary blindstamped full cloth with gilt spine. XV,(3),352 pp. plus 1 lithographic folding map of Turkistan; hand colored in outline, and 12 wood engraved plates.. First German edition (an English edition was published in 1864). "This was the first journey of its kind undertaken by a Western European; and since it was necessary to avoid suspicion, Vámbéry could not take even fragmentary notes, except by stealth. He returned to Europe in 1864. That following June, he paid a visit to London, where he was treated as a celebrity because of his daring adventures and knowledge of languages. That same year, he published his 'Travels in Central Asia', based on the few, furtive notes he was able to make while traveling with the dervishes. Returning to Hungary, Vámbéry was appointed professor of Oriental languages at the University of Budapest in 1865, retiring in 1905." - Wikipedia

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        Ten years in Sweden being a description of the landscape, climate, domestic life, forests, mines, agriculture, field sports, and fauna of Scandinavia.

      By "an old bushman". London, Harrild, 1865. Stor 8:o. XVI,592,(8) s. Ngt nött och blekt vinrött dekorerat oklbd. Ryggen och pärmarnas falsar renoverade. Nya kompletterande för- och eftersättsblad. Inlagan med någon enstaka småfläck och några blad i början delvis loss i häftningen. Samtida tillskrift på smutstitelbladet: "The editor of the North British review". Med Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris.. Bring 819. Lundberg s. 4. Müntzing II:215. Schreber 413a. De avslutande opaginerade bladen är en förlagskatalog. Kapitel V, som upptar s. 207-592, har rubriken "A list of every animal found in Scandinavia, Finland, and Denmark, scientifically arranged with a short description of each". Författaren (1815-65) var engelsk journalist och naturforskare och under långa tider bosatt i Värmland, men reste även i Lappland. Gunnar Brusewitz hade markerat Wheelwrights uppgifter om råttplågan i Sverige. Brusewitz har ägnat Wheelwright ett kapitel i "Pärtkorgens hemlighet" där han bl.a. skriver om föreliggande arbete och tillägger: "Som författare står han i mitt tycke betydligt över Lloyd med sitt livliga journalistiska sinne, sin djupa bildning och drastiska humor."

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      Stockholm 1865 / Albert Bonniers 1865 / Örebro, N M Lindh 1859, 1.upplagorna, (8)+199+(1 blank)+124+(1)s med 8 kolorerade uniformsplanscher och 6 delkolorerade kartor / 79s med två tabeller / VIII+128s. Tre relaterade arbeten sammanbundna i ett samtida brunt halvmarokängband med förgylld ryggtitel, förgyllda bind- och kapitälorneringar, marmorerade snitt; spricka nedtill i främre ytterfalsen, lätt nött i rygg och pärmhörn, första titelbladet åldersbrynt, smärre marginalreva i två av kartorna, i övrigt ett komplett, välhållet ex med rena inlagor.. Inga häftesomslag medbundna

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        Crush-paper copy of book of his correspondence from Sept. 1862 to July 1865 (c. 600 letters)

      Colmar, 1862-1865. No Dust Jacket. Unique Manuscript Archive of his Scientific Thought Hirn, Gustave Adolfe (1815-90). Album containing crush-paper copies of ca. 600 A.Ls.s. and Ls.s. written between 13 Sept. 1862 and 9 July 1865. [Colmar, 1862-65]. 280 x 222 mm. Original cloth, suede backstrip with cloth label, paper label on front cover, worn at edges, corners & spine. One or two small tears, otherwise very good internally. Hirn, a civil engineer, was one of the first to investigate the phenomena of the steam engine, and he made several fundamental contributions to mechanics and thermodynamics, including his Exposition analytique et experimentale de la theorie mecanique de la chaleur (1862), one of the first systematic treatises on thermodynamics. The album we are offering contains crush-paper copies of ca. 600 letters that Hirn wrote between 1862 and 1865, shortly after the publication of his Exposition analytique (the crush-paper method of letter duplication involved pressing a freshly written letter against special absorbent paper; only one such copy could be made, so that our album is unique). The album almost certainly represents the most complete manuscript archive of Hirn's scientific thought and activity during this time, since the original letters duplicated here were sent to a number of different recipients, and many have probably not survived. Among the letters are several written to Francois Napoleon Marie Moigno (1804-84), the eminent Jesuit mathematician and physicist; one of most interesting of these is Hirn's letter to Moigno of 16 February 1864, containing a long and detailed discussion, intended for publication, of the thermodynamic principles of Rudolf Clausius (1822-88). Clausius's name appears numerous times in Hirn's correspondence, along with those of physicist Leon Foucault (1819-68) and chemist Henri Estienne St. Claire Deville (1818-81). Another letter, of 13 December 1862, is to Charles X. Thomas, inventor of the first commercially successful calculator; Hirn thanked Thomas (also a native of Colmar) for the receipt of his 16-digit Thomas Arithmometer, which Hirn used daily in his "laborious calculations in physics and mechanics." Hirn was impressed enough with the Thomas de Colmar Arithmometer that he published a paper on it the following year ("Notice sur l'utilite de l'arithmometre et de l'hydrostat," Annales du genie civil, 2nd part, 2 [1863]: 113-17; 152-64), which included "an exposition of advanced techniques which extended the arithmometer's reach beyond the apparent restrictions of the four basic arithmetical rules" (Johnston). Other letters in the album relate to Hirn's interests in climatology and meteorology, or to his business activities as director of the mechanical department of the mill he managed jointly with his brother-it was his connection with this mill that first led Hirn to investigate the mechanics of heat. Time has permitted us to make only a cursory examination of this unique album; a thorough study will surely reveal other letters of equal or greater interest. Wheeler Gift for Moigno. Aspray et al., Computing before Computers, p. 50 (Thomas). Johnston, "Making the Arithmometer Count" (internet reference).

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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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      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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        Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial: Judge Bingham’s powerful argument for the prosecution in the trial of seven men and one woman accused of conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln

      First Edition. “Trial of the Conspirators for the Assassination of President Lincoln, &c. Argument Of John A. Bingham, Special Judge Advocate, In Reply to the Arguments of the Several Counsel for Mary E. Surratt, David E. Herold, Lewis Payne, George A. Atzerodt, Michael O’Laughlin, Samuel A. Mudd, Edward Spangler, and Samuel Arnold, Charged with Conspiracy and the Murder of Abraham Lincoln, Late President of the United States. Delivered June 27 and 28, 1865, before the Military Commission, Washington, D.C.” Government Printing Office: Washington, 1865. Soft Cover, 122pp, 5.75” x 8.75”. Front and back covers are loose and chipped at edges with one mid-horizontal tear at the right edge of the front cover. Owner’s name “Edw Elderkin” penned in upper right of front cover. Back cover irregularly toned. Other than tear and partial fraying at the left margin of the title page (same text as on the cover), the book, bound with string, is internally sound with light soiling on rear pages. Good Condition. Sabin 5451. Harvard Law Catalogue I:172. McDade 625. NYU, 994. On May 1, 1865, President Andrew Johnson ordered a trial be held for “the persons implicated in the murder of the late President…” Appointed by Pres. Lincoln in 1864 as Judge Advocate of the Union Army with the rank of Major, John A. Bingham was named the trial’s Special Judge Advocate. The book here offered is Judge Bingham’s reply to the arguments of each of the accused conspirators’ counsel. On June 30, 1865, the Military Commission decreed that all accused were guilty. Surratt, Herold, Payne, and Atzerodt were sentenced to die, O’Laughlin, Mudd, and Arnold to life terms, and Spangler to a prison term of six years.

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        Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries;

      Albermarle Street, London: John Murray, 1865 And the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa. 1858-1864. In contemporary maroon cloth, blind tooling, gilt slave trader image, corners and edges slightly bumped and worn, couple of tiny marks. Spine, has been professionally repaired at edges, titles in gilt, a little faded. Internally, dark maroon endpapers, hinges strengthened, pull out B&W frontis of the Zambesi present, vignette to title page, (xiv), [2], 608 pp, 12 pl, map, numerous illustrations in text, some of the plates by Thomas Baines, printed by W Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street and Charing Cross, London, clean and tight. Rare to find with its original cloth covers. (Osler 457. Allibone 1009 & 73)Livingstone, explorer and missionary, whose Zambezi expedition left Birkenhead on 10 March 1858, on the steamship Pearl, which carried, in three sections, a steam launch which had been hastily built by Macgregor Laird. This was called the Ma-Robert, the African name for Mary Livingstone, who was on board with her youngest son Oswell: See ODNB form a full Bio.

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        Verzeichniss der reptilien, welche auf einer reise im noerdlichen america beobachtet wurden.

      Dresden, E. Blochmann and Sohn, 1865. Large-4to (310 x 240mm). pp. viii, 141, (5), with 7 (4 folded) handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary blue worn and partly missing wrapper. Printed separately from 'Nova Acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldinae', volume XXXII. Alexander Philipp Maximilian, prince of Wied-Neuwied was one of the greatest explorer-naturalists and ethnologists of the 19th century. He is best known for his 'Reise nach Brasilien' and 'Reise in das innere Nord-America'. "His major report on the reptiles 'Verzeichniss der Reptilien, welche auf einer reise im noerdlichen America beobachtet wurden', illustrated with seven beautifully handcoloured plates of turtles and salamanders by Bodmer, was published shortly before the prince's death, in Neuwied, on 3 February 1867" (Adler p. 22). Carl Bodmer is well known as illustrator of 19th century Native Americans. Apart from the worn wrappers, a fine unopenend copy. B.M.(N.H.)V, 2316; Nissen ZBI, 4400.

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        Entomologia vicentina ossia catalogo sistematico degl'insetti della provincia di vicenza con osservazioni e descrizioni di moltissime specie degl'insetti utili e dei nocivi particolarmente all'agricoltura colla giunta di un metodo pratico sulla caccia agl'insetti e sul modo di apparecchiarli per le collezioni... padova, tip. randi, 1865.

      Cm. 24, pp. 316. Piccolo fregio raffigurante una farfalla al frontespizio e 18 tavole fuori testo in litografia contenenti 270 incisioni di insetti, api, farfalle, scarafaggi, ecc... Legatura del tempo in mezza percallina, dorso liscio con titoli e filetti in oro, piatti in carta marmorizzata. Esemplare genuino, marginoso, a carte candide ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. Un paio di pagine con erudite note manoscritte (dell'autore?). Edizione originale ed unica di questo raro testo di entomologia vicentina.

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      London: Longman, Green and Co., 1865. Edited by Lady Theresa Lewis. 6 vols. 3 volumes extended to 6 by the insertion of 206 extra plates. Various pagination. Hardcover. 8vo size. Full crushed brown morocco. Gilt spines tooled in compartments with floral art nouveau motif. Boards double ruled in gilt. Board edges gilt, with gilt turn-ins. Top edges gilt. A spectacular set inside and out.Near fine/No jacket issued. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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      Kimmel & Foster New York: Kimmel & Foster, 1865. 140 x 203 mm (5 1/2 x 8"). Attractively matted.Evidence of previous matting (faint brown line at bottom and along right, outside the image, where earlier mat must have been), otherwise fresh, clean, uncreased, and altogther fine. Looking at the island from a southern vantage point, this is a fascinating view of Manhattan and environs at the end of the Civil War, before the great bridges spanned the river. The surprisingly verdant Battery Park is in the foreground, with ships docked at the piers on the tip of the island. The river is swarming with boats, from three-masted tall ships to steamships and ferries--and more vessels are docked all around the edges of the island and across the river at the Brooklyn piers. The great bridges that will connect Manhattan with the outer boroughs have yet to be built, and the tallest structures in the city are the church steeples. In the far distance uptown, we can see the beginnings of Frederick Law Olmstead's Central Park. The density of the buildings and the bustling river traffic establish it as a vital commercial center, the seed of what would become the financial capital of the world.

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        Travels & Discoveries in the Levant

      Day & Son Limited London: Day & Son, Limited, 1865. First edition. Hardcover. vg. Octavo. 2 vols. (complete). XIV + 360 + XIV + 275pp. Full brown cloth with gold title on spines. Marbled paper edges. Folding map frontispiece in each volume. Fascinating account of the author's journey in the Levant. There, Newton was vice-consul between 1852 and 1859 and lead the British government's expedition to Asia Minor in 1856, where the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, was excavated. He became a curator at the British Museum in 1861. This work is beautifully illustrated with 41 plates and maps (including 2 frontispieces), some tinted plates, some double-page and folding, 9 folding maps/plans, 38 other illustrations. Modern binding. Both half title-pages slightly soiled, and partly chipped on volume I. 2" closed tear on frontispiece of first volume. Very minor foxing or soiling on few plates. Text in English. Overall, binding and interior in very good condition

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        CRANIA BRITANNICA. Delineations and Descriptions of the Skulls of the Aboriginal and Early Inhabitants of the British Islands: with Notices of Their Other Remains. Volume I. Text. Volume II. Plates and Descriptions. [bound with] "Osteological Contributions to the Natural History of the Chimpanzees (Troglodytes) and Orangs (Pithecus). No. IV. Description of the Cranium of an Adult Male Gorilla from the River Danger, West Coast of Africa, ... ". [1851]. By Professor Owen

      London:: Printed for the Subscribers,. 1865.. Folio. 14-7/8" x 11". 1st edition. 2 volumes in 1.. Period brown half-leather binding, with brown pebbled cloth boards. Marbled paper eps. TEG.. Ex-lib, with the usual markings, though not obtrusively or. obsessively so. Joints rubbed. A solid VG copy.. 66 plates (some folding). Intratextual cuts. Plus 5 plates illustrate the Owen article.

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        Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America. Intended to Contain Descriptions and Figures of all North American Birds Not Given by Former American Authors, and a General Synopsis of North American Ornithology

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1865. Tall 8vo., (10 x 6 4/8 inches). Hand-coloured lithographed frontispiece and 49 plates. Modern half red morocco, gilt by Zeahnsdorf, all edges gilt. Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of Frederick Fermor-Hesketh, second baron Hesketh (1916-1955), on the front paste-down, his sale December 15th, 1999, lot 305. Second edition in book form, first published in parts between July 1853 and June 1855 (with a title-page issued in 1856), was intended to complement the octavo edition of Audubon's celebrated work "The Birds of America, from Drawings Made in the United States and their Territories". The annexation of Texas and the addition of California and New Mexico to the United States had led to increased exploration and research in the South West. "At first the Audubons were receptive...however, Cassin wanted shared credit on the title page and a free hand in correcting the errors of nomenclature of the elder Audubon, a touchy point with the sons. In the end, Cassin went on his own, although clearly following the Audubon format and also using J.T. Bowen as lithographer" (Reese). Catalogued by Kate Hunter. .

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        España Artística y Monumental. Vistas y Description de los Sitios y Monumentas mas notables de España. Texto redactado por Don Patricio de la Escosura. Litografiada por los principales Litografos de Paris

      Barcelona/Madrid, José Ribet/ Emilio Font 1865.. 3 vols. gr.-2°. 3 Bll., 99 S. 2 Bll.; 2 Bll., 91 S. 1 Bl.; 3 Bll., 103 (2) S. Mit insges. 141 (v. 144) tonlithogr. Taf. HLdr. d. Zt. Mit Rückengoldpräg. Es fehlt d. Frontisp. im 1. Bd. u. 2 Taf. im 2. Bd. (Abside interoir de la catredal de Burgos; Portada de la capilla de Reyes Nuevos); 2 Taf. m. kl. Einr., 3 Textbll. gelockert. Durchgeh. gebräunt bzw. stockfl. Prachtwerk mit großformatigen, getönten lithograph. Tafeln bekannter Monumente, Kathedralen, Paläste etc. v. Bachelier et Bayot , Arnouth Fichot, Asselineau u. a. nach Jenaro Pérez de Villaamil y Duguet (1807-1854). Zweispaltiger Druck, französisch-spanisch.

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        Altona. Kolor. Lithographie nach J. Gottheil bei Loeillot. Berlin, um 1865. 41 x 52 cm. Gerahmt.

      Großes Panorama in der Mitte und 8 Randansichten von Rainville's Garten, Dreifaltigkeits Kirche, Rathausmarkt, Heiligegeist Kirche, Schmidt's Tivoli, Gas Ansalt, Altona von der Nordseite und Krankenhaus. Dazwischen dezente Ornamentverzierung.- Leicht gebräunt im äußersten Rand am Passepartout.

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        The Flag of America Shall Never Grow Dim, Nor One Star be Obliterated from its Bright Galaxy! Maj. Gen. Hancock's First Army Corps of Veterans. A splendid opportunity to form a grand national guard, to vindicate the national honor, in defiance of all the enemies of the institutions of America. Recruiting office, "Berry's Marquee," 106 S. Sixth Street. ... Veterans, to the front! ... Application may be made, personally or by letter, to Benjamin Franklin, Chief of Detective Police, Mayor's Office, Philadelphia

      Philadelphia: n.p. [1865]. First edition. Broadside. A very good copy, small cellotape repair at fold, minor wear at extremities, small crease. 19 x 12 inches (48 x 30 cm). Three illustrations show an artillery man before a canon, a sailor, and a mounted cavalryman. A recruitment broadside for Winfield Scott Hancock's First Army Corps of Veterans by Philadelphia Chief of Detective Police, Benjamin Franklin. On the 28th of November, 1864, an order was issued by the War Department for raising and organizing twenty thousand infantry under command of Major General Winfield S. Hancock, to be enlisted for not less than one year. The privates were to consist only of able-bodied veterans who had served honorably, not less than two years, and therefore not subject to the draft; the officers to be commissioned by the President from those who had honorably served not less than two years. Shows the multiple bounties paid for varying terms of enlistment. Quite uncommon. OCLC locates only two copies: Lib. Co. Phila. & Lib. Congress.

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      London: Alfred William Bennett, 1865.. 270pp. plus twenty-four original photographs. Quarto. 20th-century three- quarter green morocco and cloth by Root & Son, a.e.g. Front hinge cleanly separated. All of the photographs in excellent condition. Very good. The first American literary volume illustrated with original photographs. The twenty-four beautiful photographs by Francis Frith are scenes captured during Frith's travels in Switzerland and elsewhere in Europe. Includes a preface by Frith. "The book is notable for its direct association of landscape photographs as non-literal visual equivalents of literary ideas" - TRUTHFUL LENS. "...HYPERION was a touristic narrative. Set in the early nineteenth century, the story's trajectory follows the course of the Rhine, with stops at tourist sites. The year before this edition was published, Frith had traveled the Rhine, and from those travels had produced THE GOSSIPING PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE RHINE. It is possible to imagine him picking up a copy of HYPERION on those travels, much like the clientele of Tauchnitz, or simply bringing it along to guide his perambulations and then deciding that it was a good idea to illustrate it himself. In any case, the photographs that resulted from this trip found their way into HYPERION...Thus Frith was not only the consumer but also the producer of the illustrated novel, and performed both the functions of the reader tracing the protagonist's journey and of the photographer confirming the fact of the journey through photographs" - Armstrong. See Carol Armstrong's book for an exhaustive scholarly treatment of the relationship between Frith's photography and Longfellow's text. TRUTHFUL LENS 106. Armstrong, SCENES IN A LIBRARY (1998), pp.284, 332-42, and passim.

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      Raleigh: Wm. B. Smith & Co., 1865.. 32pp. Original pictorial wrappers. Old stamp on front wrapper, titlepage and several text leaves. Foredge trimmed quite close, shaving a few letters from the final word in each line. Otherwise a very good copy. In a half morocco box. A scarce Confederate romance, illustrated on the front wrapper with a macabre scene of a soldier leaning on his rifle among a sea of skulls. Styled on the titlepage "Southern Field and Fireside Novelette 2 - New Series." Parrish & Willingham locate twenty-eight copies. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 6307. CONFEDERATE BELLES-LETTRES 27.

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      1865. FRY, Francis, F.S.A. A DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT BIBLE, 1539, and the Six Editions of Cranmer's Bible, 1540 and 1541, Printed by Grafto and Whitechurch: also of the Editions, in Large Folio, of the Authorized Version of the Holy Scriptures, Printed in the Years 1611, 1613, 1617, 1634, 1640. Illustrated with Titles, and with Passages from the Editions, the Genealogies, and the Maps, Copied in Facsimile, also with Identification of every Leaf of the First Seven, and of many Leaves of the other Editions; on Fifty-One Plates. TOGETHER WITH AN ORIGINAL LEAF OF EACH OF THE EDITIONS DESCRIBED. London, Willis and Sotheran, 1865. Folio. 41.7 x 27 cm. [viii], 42pp. + 52[f., with two charts, one of them folding, and 14 original leaves from early Bibles. Francis Fry, a Quaker and an Abolitionist, based his fortune on railroads and the Fry chocolate factory. He collected more than 1300 early Bibles, focussing on Tyndale, Coverdale and Cranmer. This is an extraordinary leaf book, in almost perfect condition. Small library stamp to verso of title-page; small tear to edge of p. 29, not affecting text; toning and half-inch tear to edge of folding chart. Rebound to period in half morocco and marbled boards.

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        Histoire de la Revolution Francaise

      Paris - Furne, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive history of the events of the French Revolution, in French. Thirteenth edition. Marie Joseph Louis Adolphe Thiers was a French politician and historian. Thiers was a prime minister under King Louis-Philippe of France. Following the overthrow of the Second Empire he again came to prominence as the French leader who suppressed the revolutionary Paris Commune of 1871. From 1871 to 1873 he served initially as Head of State (effectively a provisional President of France), then provisional President. When, following a vote of no confidence in the National Assembly, his offer of resignation was accepted (he had expected a rejection) he was forced to vacate the office. He was replaced as Provisional President by Patrice de Mac-Mahon, Duke of Magenta, who became full President of the Republic, a post Thiers had coveted, in 1875 when a series of constitutional laws officially creating the Third Republic were enacted. With fifty-four plates, collated complete. Complete in ten volumes. Condition: In half-morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound, with some rubbing and some light wear to the spines and extremities. Loss to front board of volume III and rear board of volume IV. Internally, firmly bound. Bookplates to front pastedowns. Pages are bright, but with some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        CRANIA BRITANNICA. Delineations and Descriptions of the Skulls of the Aboriginal and Early Inhabitants of the British Islands: with Notices of Their Other Remains. Volume I. Text. Volume II. Plates and Descriptions. [bound with] "Osteological Contributions to the Natural History of the Chimpanzees (Troglodytes) and Orangs (Pithecus). No. IV. Description of the Cranium of an Adult Male Gorilla from the River Danger, West Coast of Africa, ... ". [1851]. By Professor Owen

      London:: Printed for the Subscribers,. 1865.. Folio. 14-7/8" x 11". 1st edition. 2 volumes in 1.. Period brown half-leather binding, with brown pebbled cloth boards. Marbled paper eps. TEG.. Ex-lib, with the usual markings, though not obtrusively or. obsessively so. Joints rubbed. A solid VG copy.. 66 plates (some folding). Intratextual cuts. Plus 5 plates illustrate the Owen article.

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

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        Genêve. 11 Novembre." Blick vom gegenüberliegenden Ufer der Rhône aus auf die Altstadt mit Pont des Bergues und Ile de Rousseau im Vordergrund

      Gouachierte Lithographie um 1865. 9x18.8 cm. - Dekorative Ansicht in sehr schönen Farben. Bis zur Einfassung beschnitten und auf gelbliches Papier montiert. Auf dem Unterblatt eine Einfassungslinie und der handschriftliche Titel, kalligraphisch schön, in Sepia ausgeführt.

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      2011. THOREAU, Henry David. LETTERS TO VARIOUS PERSONS. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. First edition. A most interesting copy, inscribed by Annie Delano to her Uncle Ned on 31 July in the year of publication. An early inscription as the book was not listed for sale until the August 1865. The recipient, Edward Delano was one of President Franklin Roosevelt's maternal grandfather's brothers and Annie Delano was his aunt. There are a few tiny nicks at the head and tail of the spine and some foxing throughout the text, on the whole, however, it is a sturdy pleasing early copy with an interesting pedigree. (BAL 20116, binding a)

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        CAPE COD

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1865. First Edition. Original cloth. Internally quite clean. Spine gilt bright with some fraying to the tips and edges. Very Good. Original purple Z cloth. Binding D, no priority. BAL 20115: 2,040 copies printed. Borst A5.1.a states that 2000 copies were printed. Catalogue dated December 1864. Modern bookplate on front free endpaper.

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        LETTERS to Various Persons

      1865. hardcover. Thoreau, Henry David. LETTERS to Various Persons. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. Original blind-stamped green cloth. <p>First Edition of the first collection of Thoreau&#39;s letters, which consisted of only 2,100 copies; the next printing (only 150 copies) would not be until 1877. The editor, "R. W. E.", who provided the brief prefatory Notice, was of course Ralph Waldo Emerson.</p> <p>This copy is in green sand-grain cloth, and on the spine it reads "Author of Walden and A Week on Concord River"; there are six primary binding states (different colors and grains of cloth), without precedence; this is the only one of the six to read thus on the spine, not mentioning "Excursions."</p> <p>Condition is bright and near-fine (cloth barely wearing through at a few points on the edges). Borst A6.1.a, binding state 1.</p> (Sumner & Stillman Code:11976)

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      2011. THOREAU, Henry David. LETTERS TO VARIOUS PERSONS. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. First edition. A most interesting copy, inscribed by Annie Delano to her Uncle Ned on 31 July in the year of publication. An early inscription as the book was not listed for sale until the August 1865. The recipient, Edward Delano was one of President Franklin Roosevelt&#39;s maternal grandfather&#39;s brothers and Annie Delano was his aunt. There are a few tiny nicks at the head and tail of the spine and some foxing throughout the text, on the whole, however, it is a sturdy pleasing early copy with an interesting pedigree. (BAL 20116, binding a)

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        Coleoptera Atlantidum, being an enumeration of the coleopterous insects of the Madeiras, Salvages, and Canaries

      London, John van Voorst, 1865. Thick 8vo. xlvii, 526, 140 pp., one engraved map. Publisher&#39;s blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine.* The first monograph on the beetles of what is collectively known as the northern Macaronesian islands in the temperate-subtropical North Atlantic. The material was mostly collected by the author. As could be expected from rather isolated island-faunas most species described in this work are endemic. Thomas Vernon Wollaston (1822-1878) FLS published a series of eight island faunal studies, the others being on the insects of Madeira (published in 1854), the Coleoptera of Madeira in the British Museum (1857), ditto those of the Canaries (1864), and those of the Cape Verde Islands (1867), on the landshells of the Atlantic islands (1878), and on the variation of species, with especial reference to the insecta (1858). The last mentioned paper in particular is an important contribution to evolution. However, Wollaston, concluded from his researches that species were created under a divine plan to best suit local circumstances. Published in the year previous to Darwin&#39;s "On the origin of species", it was kindly received by Darwin. In turn, Wollaston, who could not shed his religious beliefs, published quite a negative review of Darwin&#39;s work.Thereafter sympathy between both men although working on much the same subject deteriorated slowly but steadily. The present work is dedicated to the British zoologist (in particular malacologist and cetaceologist) John [Edward] Gray (1800-1875), keeper of zoology of the British Museum in London, "...In whose yacht I first visited the Canarian Archipelago...". This study was based on over 20,000 specimens, belonging to 1,449 species described earlier, mostly by Wollaston himself but including at least seventy new species, described here in the 140 pp. appendix. Front joint repaired, front and rear hinge weak, otherwise an excellent clean copy. Very rare. Horn-Schenkling II(4), p. 453.

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        Johnson&#39;s New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World, with Physical Geography, and with Descriptions Geographical, Statistical, and Historical

      New York: A. J. Johnson. 1865. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. H Hard Cover. Fair. Johnson&#39;s 1865 world atlas, externally worn but with most maps in generally very good condition. Collated and complete, with 105 color maps, several double-page and some insets, 136 pages of text, additional illustrations. Green cloth lettered in gilt, green leather spine, 18.5" tall. Covers rubbed with chipping to the edges and spine ends, binding sound, maps very good but with 8 having clean closed tears along the center fold line (maximum halfway up from bottom), horizontal closed tear across right hand page of national emblems, bottom third of left side of NY map missing, minor dampstains to lower margins near the back of the atlas affecting the border of only Palestine, Turkey and Hindustan. Color good, pages very clean.

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        Our Mutual Friend

      1865. first edition. First Edition in Book FormIn The Original ClothDICKENS, Charles. Our Mutual Friend. With Illustrations by Marcus Stone. In Two Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. First edition in book form, first state following all forty-two points listed in Smith. Two octavo volumes (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in; 224 x 140 mm). xi, [1, blank], 320, 36 as publisher&#39;s catalogue dated January 1865; vii, [1, List of Illustrations], 309, [1, imprint], [1, adv.], [1, blank], 4 as publisher&#39;s advertisements dated November 1865. With green paper advertisement for Chapman and Hall&#39;s The Martins of Cro&#39; Martin mounted to front free end papers of both volumes. Forty black and white plates, including frontispieces.Publisher&#39;s dark reddish-brown sand-grain cloth. The front and back covers are stamped in blind with a thin single-line border and a decorative equilateral rounded arch-frame. The thick arch-frame within the border occupies the remaining area of the covers and is embellished with a variety of leaves and a design of three flowers midway on each side of the arch and three in each of the top two corners above the arch. The spines have five gilt bands at the top and bottom and are richly ornamented with a gilt design of leaves, flowers, flourishes, and lineal borders. The spines are decoratively lettered in gilt. Original pale-yellow coated endpapers. Hinges expertly and near invisibly restored. Light wear to spine extremities. The plates are in unusually nice condition with most quite clean and only a few exhibiting just the lightest of mottling and toning to margins. An excellent copy."Our Mutual Friend originally appeared in twenty numbers, bound in nineteen monthly parts, the last part forming a doouble number, from May 864 - November 1865. The first volume was published in book form on January 20, 1865; the second on October 21, 1865. 11s each." (Smith).Smith I, 15. Sadleir 687. Eckel pp. 94-95.

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        Our Mutual Friend. In Two Volumes

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The first edition of Dickens&#39; last complete novel, Our Mutual Friend. Complete in two volumes. Bound from the parts. With forty illustrated plates by Marcus Stone, collated complete. The novel with its panoramic treatment of contemporary society, complex plotting, scathing social satire, and masterly emblematic art recalls both Bleak House and Little Dorrit. It differs from these predecessors in a number of important ways, however. Most notably, both of the love stories at the heart of the book (the earlier novels each have only one main love story) end on a very positive note -ODNB. Condition: In a Victorian calf binding. Externally, rubbed. The joints are starting. The front hinge of volume two is slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound, with foxing as usual and some marks. There are small tidemarks to the margins of the first 90 pages of volume one. Overall: GOOD..

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        Map of the World

      Emanuel Gottlieb Leutz, 1865. A POWERFUL MONUMENT TO AMERICA&#39;S IDEOLOGICAL SUPREMACY AND HER RETURN TO WORLD POLITICS AT THE END OF THE CIVIL WAR Oil on canvas Canvas size: 32" x 40 3/4" Frame size: 44 3/4" x 53 1/4" Signed in monogram and dated lower left: EGL 1865/66 Provenance: The collection of the United States Department of State; Private Collection As a strong supporter of Europe&#39;s Revolutions of 1848 and as one of the greatest proponents of American democracy, the celebrated history painter, Emanuel Leutze, created powerful visual landmarks illustrating the distinctiveness and independence of the United States. Painted in 1865, in the same year as the end of the American Civil War, his oil painting, A Map of the World, is a monument to America&#39;s concept of Manifest Destiny and a powerful symbol of her return to universal authority. . Book.

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        Drum-Taps (First Edition | Poems | Poetry | Leaves of Grass)

      Washington, 1865. FIRST EDITION, first printing. This is specially bound (1 of only 500 copies) with the separately printed "Sequel to Drum Taps" 24 pages (separately paginated), Full brown cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover, moderate wear, spine professionally relaid, paper in the gutter behind the boards, no half-title as is usual with this work, exlibrary with the embossed design of a circulating library on the title page. This book contains much of Whitman&#39;s wartime poetry which was incorporated into later editions of Leaves of Grass. Very minor chips to the foredge of the title page. No previous owner&#39;s names. Overall in GOOD condition. A good gift. Photos available upon request.. First Edition. Full Cloth. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        La poésie et son avenir : Discours prononcé par M. Amédée Méreaux en réponse au discours de M. Simonin (1865 et la poésie)

      Rouen: Imprimerie de H. Boissel, 1865. Broché. 14,5x23cm. Edition originale. Très rare exemplaire provenant de la bibliothèque de Gustave Flaubert, référencé sous le numéro 22 dans la vente de la succession de Mme Franklin Grout-Flaubert le 18 novembre 1931. Bel envoi autographe: "A l&#39;auteur de Mme Bovary et de Salaambo, Cordial hommage de son admirateur." Infime accroc et petite tache sans gravité affectant une tranche. Petite déchirure restaurée en pied du dos sans manque. Célèbre compositeur et musicien, Jean-Amédée Lefroid de Méreaux (1802-1874) avait été l&#39;élève de Reicha, puis pianiste du duc de Bordeaux, virtuose à Paris, Londres, Rouen (où il mourut) et musicographe. Lire à son sujet la belle biographie-hommage de Marmontel : "... En 1832, il exécuta plusieurs fois avec Chopin un duo de sa composition sur le Pré aux Clercs (...) En 1835, Méreaux renonça à sa vie mouvementée de virtuose pour se fixer à Rouen, où il conquit rapidement la sympathie universelle. (...) Admis à l&#39;Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Rouen, en 1858, il fut nommé président de cette Société en 1865; cet honneur très-rarement accordé à un musicien, était un double hommage rendu au caractère comme à l&#39;érudition de l&#39;artiste. (...)La décoration [de la Légion d&#146;Honneur] de ce savant compositeur, de cet éminent critique, de ce savant érudit, qui fut à la fois président de l&#39;Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts de Rouen et vice-président du congrès scientifique et archéologique réuni à Rouen sous la présidence de M. de Caumont, la décoration de Méreaux, dis-je, fut accueillie avec enthousiasme dans la ville d&#39;adoption de cet artiste distingué. Un banquet lui fut offert dans lequel prirent place des amis, des élèves d&#39;Amédée Méreaux, des notabilités artistiques et littéraires parmi lesquelles nous citerons MM. Clogenson, conseiller honoraire, Bouilhet, Gustave Flaubert, Lucien Dautresme, Charles Vervoitte. (...) Le nom d&#39;Amédée Méreaux restera parmi ceux des maîtres dont la vie entière est un exemple et un noble enseignement." (Marmontel). Très recherchés, les ouvrages de la bibliothèque de Flaubert sont d&#39;une insigne rareté. - Imprimerie de H. Boissel, Rouen _1865, 14,5x23cm, broché. - broché

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        The fishes of Malabar

      London, Bernard Quaritch, 1865. Large 4to (32.5 x 25.5 cm). xxxii, 293 pp., 20 engraved plates. Later green cloth. Spine with black morocco label and gilt lines and title.* A very rare book by the British ichthyologist and Inspector-General of Fisheries in India, Francis Day (1829-1889) on the fish fauna of southwestern India, from Goa to the southern tip of the peninsula. He is best known for writing the fish-section of the Fauna of British India, but this earlier work is perhaps more important. This is the very rare original, however, the plain edition. The finely engraved plates and text figures are by the author. At least one species, Microphis bleekeri, is new. Subscribers, with the number of copies ordered split into coloured and plain copies, are listed in the front. In all, no more than 28 coloured copies, and 19 plain copies are listed, the latter mainly ordered by bookshops and governmental organizations. Uncut. A very good clean copy. Dean I, p. 303; Nissen ZBI, 1055.

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        Buste af H.C. Andersen udført af Bing & Grøndahl efter Bissens model som han modellerede 1864 med Andersen som levende model. [Bust of Hans Christian Andersen, made by Bing & Grøndal after Bissen's model, which he modelled in 1864 with Andersen as a living model].

      København, Bing & Grøndahl, 1865. H:27 cm. B:14 cm. D:13 cm. Udført af B&G i biscuit i 1865.. Andersen må have været glad for busten, af ham kaldet "den Bissen-Bingske Buste", idet han brugte den som gave til venner i den snævre kreds. Han bestilte selv 8 eksemplarer af den. Bissen udtalte selv efter at Andersen havde siddet model for ham "Vorherre havde givet sig tid til at skabe hans hoved aparte fremfor de fleste andres". Bissens buste må siges at give et fint billede af Andersen, der er mere end portrætlighed i den, der er også noget af Andersens sjæl og hele væsen.Andersen must have liked the bust himself, as he used it as a present for his closest friends. He ordered eight copies of it. By Andersen, the bust was called the "Bissen-Bingske Bust".After Andersen had modeled for Bissen, Bissen said "Our Lord had taken his time to create his head queer above that of most others." Bissen's bust must be said to display a very fine portrait of Andersen; There is more than exact likeness to it, there is also some of Andersen's soul and very nature in it

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        Lessons from The World of Matter and The World of Man. Selected from Notes of Unpublished Sermons by Rufus Leighton

      Published by Charles W. Slack Boston: Published by Charles W. Slack. 1865. First. First edition. Green cloth gilt. A few tears at the bottom of the spine, short crack to the paper over the front hinge, modest wear to the boards, a very good copy. Inscribed by the editor to author and Thoreau biographer Frank B. Sanborn: "F.B. Sanborn, With best regards of R. Leighton. May 11, 1865." Both Sanborn (one of the Concord circle of transcendentalists that included Thoreau, Emerson, and the Alcotts) and Parker were abolitionists, as well as early and strong supporters of John Brown. Sanborn later published a biographical sketch of Parker. .

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        A Description of the Recently Discovered Petroleum Region in California with a Report on the Same by Professor Silliman

      New York: Francis & Loutrel Printers 45 Maiden Lane February 1865 New York: Francis & Loutrel, Printers, 45 Maiden Lane, February, 1865. First edition of Silliman's Second Report on oil in California. 8vo. Large folding map of the "OJAI Ranch in Santa Barbara County ... Property of The California Petroleum Company," and one folding chart. iii, [1], 24 pp. Printed wrappers. Waterstained, maps creased, with one small tear. Streeter 2903; Giddens p. 167; Sabin 81051; Cowan 1933, p. 588 (in entry for 1864 issue: "Another report was made in 1865") . Silliman's reports on the future of California oil precipitated the nation's first real debate over the ethics of scientific consulting. Silliman's previous analysis of seep oil in Pennsylvania had launched an entire industry; now, as a consultant for the California Petroleum Company, Silliman painted a rosy picture of the future of petroleum in the Santa Barbara region, raising the hopes of speculators who already excited by the recent boom in Pennsylvania. State Geologist Josiah Dwight Whitney thought that Silliman's fee ($45,000) from the oil companies was prima facie evidence of fraud, and characterized Silliman himself as a mercenary and a disgrace to science. When it was determined that the seep oil samples Silliman had been testing were laced with kerosene from Pennsylvania, stock prices fell dramatically

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        PRE-HISTORIC TIMES, as illustrated by Ancient remains, and the Manners and Customs of Modern Savages.

      xxiii, (1), (1), 2 - 512pp. Tinted lithograph frontispiece, and two other-full-page plates, one coloured; plus numerous black & white woodcuts in the text. Recent sympathetic quarter calf, gilt over marbled boards; black & gilt title-label to spine. New endpapers. 8vo. Small contemporary oval photograph of the author pasted on to title-page and the words, Sir and Bart have been added either side of the author's printed name in ink, presumably by the author. Inscribed, From the Author in ink on the half-title. Some spotting. mostly to the verso of the plates, else a very good presentation copy.

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        Mildred Arkell. A novel. FIRST EDITION. 3 vols.

      Tinsley Brothers. 1865 Half titles, final ad. leaf vol. I. Orig. sand-grained purple cloth, boards blocked in blind, gilt spines; spines sl. dulled & rubbed, front board vol. II with compression marks. A good-plus copy.Sadleir 3351, in his fourth group for rarity; Wolff 7282. With Presentation Inscription from the Author, 'For Harry - With Mamma's love. E.W.'.

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        Dissertations And Discussion Political, Philosophical, And Historical Reprinted Chiefly From the Edinburgh And Westminster Reviews

      Longmans Green Reader and Dyer London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1865. Third edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown calf, marbled endpapers and matching edges. Fine. 4 vols./No Dust Jacket. 474, 563, 379, 302 pages. 21.5 x 14 cm. PALGRAVE Vol. II, 763. "Mill brought economic theory to bear upon practical politics. Like Adam Smith, he 'associates the principles with their applications'....He treats political economy 'not as a thing by itself, but as a fragment of a greater whole....for practical purposes inseperably intertwined with many other branches of social philosophy." In 1866 he was the first person in Parliament to advocate the right to vote for women. Book labels, elegant binding, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, double gilt border fillets with corner rosettes, front cover gilt escutcheons.

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        Ur hoffotografen J. Jaegers album öfver Stockholm och dess omgifningar. Fem fotografiska afbildningar. Pris 10 kr.

      Stockholm. Joh. Jaeger Kongl. Hoffotograf. Ca. 1865-1870. Portfolio containing 5 albumen photographs mounted on card boards. Portfolio 25 x 33 cm. 3 card boards 23,5 x 31,5 cm, 2 card boards 23 x 30,5 cm. Size of the actual photographs 13-13,5 x 21 cm. Original paper board portfolio with blue cloth spine. Printed title at the front and back boards. Card boards blind stamped "Joh. Jaeger Kongl. Hoffotograf Stockholm ". Drottningholm castle and one of the views from Mosebacke with rounded upper corners. Some wear and browning to the portfolio. Ties missing. One of the Mosebacke views somewhat faded, with a crease, a few small stains and a browned card board with a break. Another photo with a stain. A few minor spots to the other card boards. A litlle browning to the margins of one card board. Four photos with nice tonal range.. Five early photo views of Stockholm by Johannes Jaeger, photographer to the Royal Court. Jaeger was the most celebrated photographer in Stockholm from the 1860s throughout the century. Eventhough Jaeger left the country in 1890, his studio remained and kept its high profile. The photos depicts; the Royal Castle from Skeppsholmen; Drottningholm Castle; the city from Skansberget in Djurgården; two photos of the Old Town from Mosebacke, each with slightly different angle. One of the views from Mosebacke is probably supplied from another copy. When the portfolio was sold it is unlikely that it would have contained two similar views. Originally there was probably a fifth motif

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