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        Autograph Letter Signed ("P.T. Barnum"), to C.J. Haines about horses

      Bridgeport, Conn 1865 - 1 1/2 pages. 8vo. Barnum replies to an inquiry about two horses he'd offered for sale: "I have just returned from a 20 day trip to New Hampshire & find your letter. The horses are both free from . blemishes [and] imperfections. The dapple black is very handsome- can't be met or passed without stopping to look at him[,] the bay is good looking- not quite so handsome as the black. I rode him all last year in Central Park - my daughter rode the other. They are very superior under the saddle and both go well in harness. They are cheap at my prices, but my daughter is too ill to ride & I am going to Europe." July17 autograph box Bifolium of stationery with engraving of Lindencroft at head. Scuff to second page affecting one word, faint marginal soiling, old folds

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        Stone Talk (Lithofonema): Being, Some of the Marvellous Savings of a Petral Portion of Fleet Street, London, to one Doctor Polyglott, Ph.D. By Frank Baker, D.O.N.

      1865 - London, Robert Hardwicke, 1865. 8vo. Original violet cloth, spine lettered and ornamented in gilt; front cover with title in gilt within uroburos in gilt; pp. [vi, title, dedication and errata leaf, which is lacking in most copies], 121; very light wear to extremities; largely unopened, title with very light marking; provenance: title page inscribed 'to a friend from the author', followed by Arabic writing (Haj Abdullah), 20th-century Warsaw Public Library stamp 'to be put on the market' on title-verso. First edition, limited to 200 copies, of a bitter satire in doggerel, in which 'Burton strikes out, in telling fashion, at many of his enemies and the constraints imposed by British society' (Casada 62). The text was probably written in West Africa, where Burton was stationed as Consul in Fernando Po. Penzer, on pages 77 to 78, describes this book as 'certainly one of the cleverest of Burton's books, although it is practically unknown, . enumerating many of the crimes which England has committed, and castigating her hypocrisy . its scarcity . was exacerbated by Lady Burton buying up and destroying a large number of copies, to save her husband from trouble from the authorities'. Penzer in 1923 finished his long entry on the book with the remark 'If it was more known it would soon become very valuable'. 'Stone Talk gives us unmatched insight into Burton the bohemian, a man disaffected by Britsh society and determined to challenge its values, mock its pieties, and expose its hypocrisies' (Dane Kennedy, The Highly Civilized Man, p. 171). - Presentation copies could not be traced at all on the market. COPAC locates copies in the BL, at Oxford, Cambridge and in the National Library of Scotland. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hall's Sermons (Sammelband Comprised of 10 pamphlets)

      Charleston, Washington D.C., Boston: Various, 1865. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. Bound in three-quarter leather with marbled paper covered boards. Edge wear to boards and corners. M C Hall written in light pencil on right front end sheet. Inscription on title page in light pencil, "For My Mother." Pencil notes written on pages 1 and 2 of the sermon "Deus Lux Est." Light scattered foxing to the earlier printed sermons. A copy of the New York Times biography and Obituary about Reverend Hall laid inside book. Titles include; 1. The Christian Priesthood. An Ordination Sermon. Charleston: 1852. 28pp. 2. Church Home...Second Anniversary Celebration...Charleston: 1852. 17pp. 3. Christian Discipline. Its Nature, Uses and Consolations...Charleston: 1856. 25pp. 4. A Funeral Sermon...Rev. Levin I. Gillis...Washington: 1860. 16pp. 5. Our Sins and Duties. a discourse Delivered on...The National Fast Day...Washington: 1861. 10pp. 6. "Deus Lux Est." An Illustration...of Certain Truths of the Nicene Faith...Boston: 1863. 14pp. 7. "Honest Trades." A Sermon. Washington: 1864. 11pp. 8 A Sermon Preached...Opening of the Eighty-First Convention...Diocese of Maryland...Washington: 1864. 15pp. 9. A Mournful Easter. A discourse on Easter Day..the Second Day after the Assassination of the President of the United States...Washington: 1865. 15pp. 10. Conscience: In Its Relation to the Duties of the Citizen to the State...Washington: 1865. 20pp.

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        Documents législatifs sur la télégraphie électrique en France

      Paris, Auguste Durant et Eugène Lacroix, 1865, in-8, de XXXI, (1) et 396 pages, exemplaire broché, couverture bleue imprimée en noir, Unique édition, rare, de ce recueil des lois, des exposés, des motifs, des rapports et résumés des discussions aux chambres, des ordonnances, décrets conventions, comptes des budgets et notes du Moniteur Universel qui concernent la télégraphie électrique en France entre 1841 et 1854. L'ouvrage est précédé d'une introduction historique. Exemplaire non coupé.

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        Stone Talk (Lithofonema): Being, Some of the Marvellous Savings of a Petral Portion of Fleet Street, London, to one Doctor Polyglott, Ph.D. By Frank Baker, D.O.N.

      

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        Frank Adams Full & Half Plate Tintype Photographs, Volcano, California

      Volcano, CA. Tintype Photo. Two tintype photos show a bearded man, two women and a boy in front of a wooden cabin surrounded by grass bushes and trees in the background. 1) Full plate tin photo. 6.5 x 8.5". On reverse is a piece of paper glued on with penciled identification. 2) 1/2 plate tin photo 5 x 7". No identification, but same group. C1860-1865. The full plate image is sharp with almost no emulsion loss but does have several scratches to the surface. The half plate has slight emulsion loss and some blistering and scratching. A rather serious quartet with the exception of the small child who is smiling in both photos. Volcano, California, located in Amador County, was the scene of a gold rush with the advent of hydralic mining in 1855. The small town also boasted the first lending library in California. The historic St. George Hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        39 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Hugstetten, Freiburg u.a., 1851-1865. - Reichsfreiherr Heinrich Bernhard von Andlaw-Birseck war der Sohn des badischen Ministers Reichsfreiherrn Konrad Karl von Andlaw-Birseck (1763-1839) und dessen Ehefrau Sophie von Schakmin. Der badische Diplomat Reichsfreiherr Franz Xaver von Andlaw-Birseck (1799-1876) war sein älterer Bruder. Heinrich Bernhard Reichsfreiherr von Andlaw-Birseck stand 1821-1825 im badischen Militärdienst und machte sich 1835-1866 als Mitglied der Ersten badischen Kammer durch konsequente Vertretung katholischer und feudaler Prinzipien bemerklich; auch agitierte er in Deutschland für die Grundsätze der katholischen Kirche und spielte auf den Wanderversammlungen der katholischen Vereine durch seine populäre Beredsamkeit eine wichtige Rolle. Er starb 3. März 1871 auf seiner Besitzung Hugstetten bei Freiburg. - Andlaw-Birseck schrieb u.a. „Der Aufruhr und Umsturz in Baden, als eine natürliche Folge der Landesgesetzgebung" (Freiburg, 1850), „Priestertum und christliches Leben" (Freiburg, 1865) sowie mehrere Flugschriften polemischen Inhalts. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        An extensive bundle of approximately 200 letters and other communications all addressed to John Irving, a Carlisle stockbroker, from private clients requesting advice on the purchase of shares and bonds, others from commercial correspondents including mining companies, railway developers and banks regarding share prices and investments, and some from agents and brokers, mostly in London.

      Virtually all the letters are dated February 1865 - This is an extraordinary archive illustrating the daily business of trading in stocks and shares of a Victorian stockbroker. London Correspondents> include L. Green & Co. of 113 Fenchurch St; John Patton Junr. & Co. of 147 Fenchurch St; Grierson, Cole & Co. of 1A Princes St; Henry H. Thompson of 17A Telegraph St; John Allan & Sons, 2, Leadenhall St; Charles Alcock & Co. Fenchurch St; The Joint Stock Discount Company Limited, 6/7 Nicholas Lane, Lombard St; Caldbeck Fells Lead & Copper Mining Company, 192 Gresham House; S.H. Angier & Co., 4 Eastcheap; W.E. Corner and Son Ship and Insurance Brokers, 138 Leadenhall St; H. Luke Robinson, 105 Leadenhall St; Robinson and Fleming, 21, Austin Friars; Gray, Beavis & Co., steamship, ship and insurance brokers, 58 Lombard St; H. Clarkson & Co, 147 Leadenhall St, &c. &c. Of these, the most prolific correspondence was with the London firm of brokers, Henry H. Thompson of 17A Telegraph Street, Moorgate St. E.C. from whom there are no fewer than 23 letters all dated February 1865; 7 letters are from the ship brokers and commission merchants S.H. Angier & Co. of 4 Eastcheap, and 10 from Robinson & Fleming of 21 Austin Friars. Provincial correspondents> include the Carlisle City & District Bank; the Home and Colonial Assurance Co. Ltd., Liverpool; John Wright & Co., ship brokers in Glasgow; Samuel Keith, Shipbroker & commission agent in Belfast; Cockermouth, Keswick & Penrith Railway, Keswick; Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway, Whitehaven; Cumberland Union Bank; Rigghead Slate Works; Carlisle & Cumberland Bank, Carlisle; Henry Burn, rope & twine maker, Hexham; the North Eastern Railway, York; Maryport and Carlisle Railway, Maryport; Union Iron & Brass Works, Carnarvon; Bahr, Behrend & Co., Liverpool; J. & W. Jackson, timber merchants, Whitehaven; William Thomson & Co., wood merchants, Dumfries; The Lancashire Insurance Company, Maryport; Curry, Weyergan & Co., timber merchants, Newcastle on Tyne; &c. &c. It is amply evident that Irvine's relationship with the London stockbroker Henry H. Thompson was crucial to Irvine's success. there was, it seems, almost a daily exchange of correspondence between Irving and Thompson, the London broker giving detailed reports on the stock market in general and on specific shares in particular, and it was Thompson who brokered purchases and sales of shares for Irvine's clients. It is also evident from this bundle of correspondence that John Irving was not only a stockbroker but also a shipping agent and general all-purpose broker with strong business relationships with several London firms. Judging solely by the evidence from this single month's correspondence, he was hard working, successful and respected, and engaged in February 1865 in an extraordinary range of business.

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        Explicação de varios pontos da doutrina das doze proposições de Ephraim, por * * *.

      Recife, Typographia Universal, 1865. - Large 8°, original blue printed wrappers (spine gone, tear in blank lower wrapper of 4.5 cm). In very good condition. Author's dated presentation inscription on recto of dedication leaf (p. [3]): "Ao Ilmº Exmº Snr // Alexandre Herculano // Offrece // O Autor // Pernambuco Julho 1867". 51 pp., (errata leaf). *** FIRST (and only?) EDITION of this elaboration and defense of the author's work in favor of religious toleration, Doze proposições sobra a legitimidade religiosa da verdadeira tolerancia dos cultos, published the previous year in Rio de Janeiro. He was born in the province of Pernambuco, 1828 and died there sometime between 1878 and 1895. His initials appear at the end of the prologue, page 11. Both Blake and Barros Paiva give the first word of the title as "Exposição" instead of "Explicação".Provenance: Alexandre Herculano (1810-1877) is recognized as the greatest Portuguese historian of the nineteenth century, one of the greatest that country ever produced, and indeed, one of the most important any country produced. A complete volume of Innocêncio is devoted to a bibliography and analysis of his works, which include Historia da origem e estabelecimento da Inquisição em Portugal, Lisbon 1854-59, and Historia de Portugal, Lisbon 1846-53. Herculano was a novelist as well as a poet and historian, and is responsible for introducing to Portugal the historical romance in the manner of Sir Walter Scott, which influenced Almeida Garrett and later authors.*** Sacramento Blake III, 262. Innocêncio X, 49-50. Barros Paiva p. 54. Porbase locates three copies, all at Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Copac repeats British Library. KVK (44 databases searched) repeats Berlin, Erfurt, and Württenbergische Landesbibliothek. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift („Plücker").

      Bonn, 25. V. 1865. - [An den österr. Chemiker u. Mineralogen Anton Schrötter von Kristelli (1802-1875)]. - „[.] Gemeinsam mit Heinrich Geißler schuf Plücker die Voraussetzung zur modernen Vakuumtechnik. Seine Grundlagenforschungen sind später für die Atomforschung wichtig geworden. In der Mathematik erfand er die Liniengeometrie, in der ein Punkt durch die durch ihn hindurchgehenden Geraden charakterisiert wird, und arbeitete über algebraische Kurven sowie deren Singularitäten. Nach ihm benannt sind die Plücker-Matrix und Plücker-Koordinaten zur eindeutigen Repräsentation von Geraden sowie die „Plückerschen Formeln", die eine einfache Relation zwischen den Anzahlen spezieller Punkte einer Kurve herstellen. In der Kombinatorik lieferte er eine der frühesten Beschreibungen von Blockplänen (er konstruierte S (2,3,9) in seinem Buch System der analytischen Geometrie von 1835). Er führte Regelflächen ein und eine spezielle Regelfläche (Plücker Konoid) ist nach ihm benannt. In der Physik beschäftigte er sich unter anderem mit dem Magnetismus der Kristalle sowie mit elektrischen Entladungen im Vakuum. 1858 entdeckte er die Kathodenstrahlen. Seit 1855 gehörte er als auswärtiges Mitglied der Royal Society an, mit deren Copley Medal er 1866 ausgezeichnet wurde [.]" (Wikipedia). --- Der in Olmütz geborene Anton Schrötter, Sohn eines Apothekers, studierte ab 1822 zunächst auf Wunsch seines Vaters in Wien Medizin, wechselte dann aber unter dem Einfluss von Friedrich Mohs zu den naturwissenschaftlichen Fächern, speziell der Mineralogie. 1827 erhielt er eine Assistentenstelle für Physik und Mathematik an der Universität Wien. 1830 wurde er Professor für Physik und Chemie am Technischen Institut Joanneum in Graz. Während eines halbjährigen Urlaubs im Jahre 1838 besuchte er chemische Institute in Göttingen, Heidelberg, Frankfurt und Paris. In Gießen machte er sich bei Justus von Liebig mit der organischen Elementaranalyse vertraut. Ab 1843 arbeitete er als Professor für technische Chemie am Polytechnischen Institut der Universität Wien und übernahm dort 1845 die Professur für allgemeine Chemie. Schrötter war neben Baumgartner, Ettingshausen und Haidinger einer der Begründer der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien und wurde 1850 ihr Generalsekretär. Die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina wählte Schrötter 1856 zu ihrem Mitglied. Ab 1868 leitete er das österreichische Hauptmünzamt und wurde gleichzeitig zum Ministerialrat ernannt. Er wurde 1874 in den Ruhestand versetzt und eröffnete in seiner Wohnung ein Privatlaboratorium, in dem er Studien über Edelmetalle betrieb. 1875 starb er in Wien. Schrötter hat in seinem Leben ca. 60 wissenschaftliche Publikationen verfasst. Ab 1845 beschäftigte Schrötter sich intensiv mit Phosphor. 1848 gelang ihm der Nachweis der schon von Berzelius geäußerten Vermutung, dass roter Phosphor eine allotrope Modifikation des weißen Phosphors, nicht aber eine Phosphorverbindung ist. Schrötter wandelte weißen Phosphor durch Erhitzen in roten um, den man zeitweise Schrötterschen Phosphor nannte. Sein Verfahren zur Darstellung desselben revolutionierte die Streichholzindustrie, wo roter Phosphor schon bald als Bestandteil der Reibflächen genutzt wurde. Er war ein Organisator in Industrie und Wissenschaft sowie Berater bei den Vorbereitungen zur Novara-Expedition und zur Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition. - ge Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        [PAINTING] JEWS PRAYING IN A CEMETARY IN ISTANBUL

      Paris. Oil on Canvas, laid down on board, framed. 14 ½ X 10 ½ inches. Attributed to Count Amadeo Preziosi (1816

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        PAINTING] JEWS PRAYING IN A CEMETARY IN ISTANBUL

      Paris 1865 - Oil on Canvas, laid down on board, framed. 14 ½ X 10 ½ inches. Attributed to Count Amadeo Preziosi (1816 –1882) the "Maltese painter known for his watercolours and prints of the Balkans, Ottoman Empire and Romania. " (Wikipedia, 2017) Painted circa 1865, this work relates very closely to Preziosi’s celebrated lithograph of the same subject (Rubens no. 2425) which is held in the permanent collection of the Jewish Museum. This painting sold in 1999 at Sotheby’s for $3250. Frame shows some wear. About very good condition. (PAINT-1-23)

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        De la coxalgie, de sa nature, de son traitement

      Paris, A. Delahaye, 1865, in-8, VIII, 547, (1)pp, broché, Envoi de Collineau à Hedouin signé. Première édition. Rare. Figures sur bois dans le texte. Ferdinand Martin était chirurgien-orthopédiste des maisons impériales d'éducation. Pour la première fois, l'auteur tente de donner ici une "classification naturelle" des coxalgies.Quelques pages non-coupées. Cachet de l'institut catholique de Paris annulé. Bon état, malgré quelques taches.

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        Sinfonia in H moll. Wien den 30. Octob. 1822. [Faksimile der Handschrift].

      Quer-4. 41 Blatt (davon 39 faksimiliert). Wertvoller, blauer Lederhandeinband der Zt. auf 5 Bünden mit goldgepr. Titel auf Rücken u. Vorderdeckel, Filetenvergoldung der Zwischenbünde, goldgepr. Deckelrahmen und Innenkantenvergoldung in Klappkassette mit stummen Leinenrücken und marmorierten Überzugspapier. Lediglich Kasette etw. abgerieben u. mit einigen wenigen Kratzspuren, ansonsten tadellos und beinahe unberührt. Deutsch 759. Erste Ausgabe des vollständigen Faksimiles von Schuberts Sinfonie Nr.7, die als sein berühmtestes Werk auf symphonischem Gebiet gilt. Das bald unter dem Beinamen Unvollendete eingebürgerte Werk ist nur als Fragment erhalten und wurde erst am 17. Dezember 1865 uraufgeführt. Die erste Veröffentlichung erschien 1867 bei Spina (Wien).Die Reinschrift wurde - so die Datierung auf dem Titelblatt - am 30. Oktober 1822 begonnen. Die beiden ersten Sätze sind vollständig aufgezeichnet. Von einem 3. Satz liegt noch eine Seite (mit neun Takten) vor, die restlichen Blätter fehlen. Der Grad der Ausarbeitung lässt jedoch vermuten, dass auch dieser Satz vollständig ausgeführt vorlag. Es handelt sich nämlich (trotz einiger Korrekturen) bei jenen 70 Seiten um eine Reinschrift, der bereits umfangreiche Arbeiten vorausgegangen sein müssen. Soweit noch erhalten, sind von diesen Aufzeichnungen sechseinhalb Seiten eines autographen Klavierparticells angehängt es liegt hier als das damals gesamte bekannte Material zu Schuberts berühmtester Sinfonie vor. - "Der Autograph von Franz Schuberts H-moll-Sinfonie (Unvollendete) wurde im Auftrag des Drei Masken Verlages A.-G., München im Frühjahre 1923 erstmalig vollständig reproduziert. Diese Ausgabe enthält außer der Partitur auch die autographen Skizzen Schuberts zum ersten, zweiten und dritten Satz, soweit sie erhalten sind. Das Original der Partitur und der Skizzen liegt im Archiv der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde zu Wien." (Impressum).

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        Carte-de-visite photograph Signed ("U.S. Grant"), three-quarter length standing portrait of General Grant in uniform at the end of the Civil War

      Philadelphia: F. Gutekunst, 1865. Annotated on the verso in a contemporary hand: "Presented to Capt Wm F Raynolds by U S Grant U.S.A." Photographer's studio stamp to verso. 4 x 2 1/2 inches. A few faint spots but a crisp, clear example. Annotated on the verso in a contemporary hand: "Presented to Capt Wm F Raynolds by U S Grant U.S.A." Photographer's studio stamp to verso. 4 x 2 1/2 inches. Grant wears a black crepe mourning band in this iconic portrait taken by Gutekunst in April 1865, shortly after both Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse and Lincoln's assassination. The photograph was presented to William Franklin Raynolds (1820-1894), who was in the same class as Grant at West Point, graduating fifth in 1843. (Grant was 21st, of 39.) Raynolds served in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War, and most famously led the 1859-60 U.S. Army expedition to the headwaters of the Yellowstone River. In 1867, President Grant promoted Raynolds by brevet to Brigadier General, retroactive to March 1865, "for meritorious services, in the field, during the rebellion"

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        The giant cities of Bashan; and Syria's holy places

      T. Nelson & Sons, London 1865 - 8vo, pp. [2], v, [5], [11]-371; inserted frontispiece and title-p. printed on coated paper; 6 plates; publisher's full black morocco, spine in 6 compartments, gilt-lettered in 1, a.e.g.; joints and spine rubbed, else very good. With a fore-edge painting showing "A carrier's cart outside a country inn." Oxford from the countryside. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Abraham Lincoln Mourning Badge

      1865 - Mourning Badge. April-June 1865. 2 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. A 5/8 inch (16 mm) circular ferrotype image of Abraham Lincoln with "Lincoln" printed above, flanked by small red foil inserts, in a beveled brass frame, with attached stickpin, backed by a mourning rosette of red, white, blue, and black silk with a pair of black ribbons below. Some wear to blue ribbon, but the portrait is clear and bold. Historical BackgroundThe assassination of Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865, shocked the nation and the world. Killed in a theatre on Good Friday, on the heels of the fall of the Confederate capital and the surrender of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, the first assassination of an American president instantly turned joy in the northern states and among freedpeople in the South into mourning. Even those who opposed Lincoln politically were shocked by the act and the related near-fatal attack on Secretary of State William H. Seward. White southerners, fearing a more vindictive North led by President Andrew Johnson, also mourned publicly, though many privately rejoiced.After lying in state in Washington, Lincoln's body departed Washington on April 21, to travel nearly 1,700 miles through seven states to Springfield, Illinois, in a near reversal of his inaugural trip five years earlier. Stopping in Baltimore, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, New York, Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Chicago, and finally Springfield, Lincoln's body lay in state in each major city as tens of thousands of mourners filed past the open coffin. Along the rail route, thousands more waited in rain and sunshine, darkness and daylight, to watch the train pass and to pay their respects to their wartime leader.Many mourners draped their homes in black crepe and wore mourning badges like the one offered here to express their sorrow for the nation's loss.

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        Narrative of a Year's Journey Through Central and Eastern Arabia (1862-63): Vol. II

      Macmillan and Co., London and Cambridge 1865 - First edition. Volume two (of two) only. 389pp., Index, and Book list in rear. Two fold-out plans, one of which has small stain on bottom edge. Decorative green cloth stamped in gilt. Part of pastedown removed at top corner, spine ends frayed, corners bumped, a good only copy. The English Jesuit William Gifford Palgrave traveled in 1862 as a Syrian doctor and businessman dressed in missionary and welfare matters and as an agent of Napoleon III to benefit French imperialistic schemes in Africa and the Middle East. Studying the life and character of the Arabs to explore their attitudes towards France and find out if there were ways to export noble Arabian horses. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Small archive pertaining to Captain James S. Johnson and the U.S. Hospital Steamer Ginnie Hopkins

      St. Louis, 1865. Very good. This lot contains four items: 1) Captain Johnson's manuscript Honorable Discharge from federal service, dated 12 September 1865 (approximately 6" x 8"), 2) A letter of recommendation dated September 12th 1865 at St. Louis, Missouri for Captain Johnson that testifies to his integrity, morality, and steadfastness during "perilous service," signed by the Surgeon in Charge of the U.S. Hospital Steamer Ginnie Hopkins (approximately 8" x 10"), 3) A cdv of Captain Johnson (identified in pencil on the reverse) in civilian clothes taken at "Mansfield's City Gallery, Opp. Entrance to Planters House, St. Louis, MO," and 4) A cdv of an army hospital steamer, presumably the U.S. Hospital Steamer Ginnie Hopkins at a levee, probably on the Mississippi. The items come from one of Johnson's descendants, and all of them are in nice shape. The manuscript documents have expected storage folds with some minor splitting. The cdvs have rounded corners and the hospital ship image has some minor foxing. The birth of the hospital ship was a direct result of the Union Army's experience in the Western Theater of the Civil War. While the river-based transportation network of the Midwest was incredibly important, military surgeons were well aware that stagnant pond, backwaters, and levies could be breeding grounds for disease and infections. Initially, the Quartermaster Corps was tasked with using river boats to evacuate the sick and wounded, however medical missions were prioritized well below the movement of troops, weapons, ammunition, and supplies. Eventually, the Union Medical Director, J. Simons received approval from Major General Henry Hallack, the commander of the Department of the Missouri, to charter and outfit a fleet of steamboats dedicated solely to the transport of sick and wounded. The first hospital ship, the Nashville, began service in February of 1862, and others soon followed. The vessels, which were kept in almost continuous operation, generally held four 100-bed wards, each staffed by a medical officer, a wardmaster, and six or seven mostly male nurses. Following the war, Johnson returned to his home in the Franford neighborhood of Philadelphia and established a very successful upholstery business. He was a well-known and highly respected amateur naturalist and a noted amateur entomologist (authoring several scholarly articles on Catocala moths) and ornithologist (collecting over 10,000 specimens of nests and eggs from around the world). Very scarce. As of 2017, no records for other Civil War hospital steamer ephemera or photographs are recorded at ABPC or the Rare Book Hub. Nothing similar for sale in the trade, and OCLC lists two physical hospital ship photographs and six letters, diaries, and memoirs written by patients.

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        THE HOME AT SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS & TOMB AT OAK RIDGE CEMETERY OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN. PRESENTED BY THE SANGAMO INS. CO. OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD, ILL. JESSE K. DUBOIS PRESIDENT. ISAAC A. HAWLEY SECRETARY.

      1865?], [Springfield? Cincinnati?: 1865 - Broadside, 9-1/2" x 12-1/2". Portrait of Lincoln at center, with illustrations at the upper corners: Lincoln's home at Springfield, Lincoln's Tomb. Three illustrations at the bottom depict Lincoln's "Early Life": Lincoln Splitting Rails, Lincoln Rafting, and [at the bottom center] the "Log Cabin built by Mr. Lincoln in Macon Co. Ills. in 1830". A variety of attractive type styles and sizes. Very Good. The Sangamo Insurance Company entered the copyright at Springfield in 1865. Its President, Jesse Dubois, and Lincoln served together in the Illinois legislature and became friends. Its Secretary, Hawley, was a prominent early settler of Sangamon County. Illustrations were designed by C.W. Hotchkiss, and lithographed by Ehrgott, Forgriger & Company of Cincinnati. Not in Monaghan. OCLC records five locations as of October 2016, under several accession numbers: Huntington, AAS, Lincoln Pres. Lib., Houghton, and Boston Athenaeum.

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        Transformation: Or, the Romance of Monte Beni . . . Illustrated Edition

      London: Smith, Elder, 1865, 1865. First illustrated edition. Noted under Clarke A23.8; noted under BAL 7622; Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, 242; OCLC records nine copies, but only two in the U.S. (Peabody Essex and Morgan). Cloth a little spotted and worn; edges lightly foxed; very good copy. Scarce.. 8vo, original blind- and gilt-decorated red cloth, gilt lettering. Frontispiece, pictorial title-page and three plates engraved on wood by W. J. Linton after works by Walter Crane. Four pages of publisher's advertisements, which include three pages of "Opinions of the Press on Transformation . . . by Nathaniel Hawthorne." A reprint of the third English edition of Transformation (the English title of The Marble Faun), but the first illustrated edition and notably so: It contains early examples of book illustration by Walter Crane. As Ray notes: "Crane's most interesting illustrations before his toy books are for a reprint of Transformation." The three years prior to this, Crane had been an apprentice with Linton, and here they collaborate.

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        De la coxalgie hystérique

      Montpellier, Boehm, 1865, in-4, 36-[2], demi-toile moderne à la bradel, pièce de titre en long, Édition originale de cette thèse du médecin lyonnais Ferdinand Crolas (1841-1903), soutenue à la Faculté de médecine de Montpellier le 4 décembre 1865 ; soit deux ans avant la thèse qu'il présentera à l'École supérieure de pharmacie de la même ville, portant sur la pepsine. Celle-ci porte sur la maladie nerveuse de la hanche, causée par une contracture hystérique des muscles. Envoi sibyllin de l'auteur, en "souvenir d'un certain opéra".

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        Report of the Central Committee of the Society of Friends, for the Relief of the Emancipated Negroes of the United States, for the Three Months Ending 6th Month 1st, 1865, Also List of Subscriptions and Letters from America. Report No. I [and] Report of the Central Committee of the Society of Friends, for the Relief of the Emancipated Negroes of the United States, for the Three Months Ending 9th Month 1st, 1865, Also List of Subscriptions and Letters from America. Report No. II

      (London: Richard Barrett). 1865. Two volumes. Octavo. 20; 34pp. Stitched printed wrappers. Vertical crease and stain on rear wrap of Report No. 1; faint contemporary pencil signature of Henry L. Pearce on front wrap and splitting along the edge of the spine, overall both volumes about very good. Reportedly the only two reports published by this short-lived committee attempting to help freed slaves in the U.S., largely taken up with correspondence from similar American groups. .

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        Partridge Shooting

      Currier & Ives, New York 1865 - Hand-colored lithograph. Large folio. Provenance: Donaldson, Lufkin &Jenrette Americana Collection Classic Currier & Ives hunting print by Fanny Palmer Fanny Palmer (1812-1876) was the first woman in the United States to work as a professional artist, and to make a living with her art. She produced more Currier and Ives' prints than any other artist, and she was the only female in a business dominated by men. Painting was not considered a suitable occupation for a woman, nor, of course, was lithography. Hers was a story common for Victorian wives, who were expected to keep house and be supported by their husbands. She however pursued a career in England and eventually in America, virtually supporting her family as her husband sank deeper into alcoholism and then supporting it in fact when he fell to his death on a hotel stairway in 1857. Her shooting prints show a fine understanding of the appeal the sport had for men: with their dogs, shotguns and hunting attire, walking through untamed country with a friend on autumn afternoons. Mrs. Palmer's husband enjoyed shooting fowl, as did Nathaniel Currier, and Palmer's dogs may have modelled for this image. Gale 5114, Peters 108.

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        Abraham Lincoln, The Nations Martyr, Assassinated April 14th 1865

      Currier & Ives, New York 1865 - Original color lithograph. Sheet measures 18" x 13.5" This 1865 portrait of Abraham Lincoln was issued by Currier and Ives just after the president was assassinated on April 14, 1865. Based on a photograph taken in February 1864 by Anthony Berger, the 'rush' print was issued by Currier and Ives as a tribute to the former President available to mourners all across America. Many prints such as these were issued by Currier and Ives, with as many as a dozen subtle variations in costume and hair detail. Some even include Lincoln facing the opposite direction. This portrait features Lincoln looking left. The print is in good condition with minor foxing at places. Currier & Ives called themselves the "Printmakers to the People" and they produced thousands of images that chronicled the growth of the United States. Founded in 1834, Currier & Ives produced high quality lithographs until the business closed in 1907.

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        Essai sur les hôpitaux. Dimensions, emplacement, construction, aération, chauffage et ventilation

      Paris, J.-B. Baillère, 1865, , 82-[2] pages et 4 pages de catalogue éditeur in fine, broché, couverture muette moderne, Édition originale du tiré à part, extrait des Annales d'hygiène publique et de médecine légale (2e série, 1865, t. XXIV). Il est illustré de 11 figures et plans dans le texte. Médecin militaire et professeur à la Faculté de médecine de Strasbourg de 1863 à 1870, Charles Sarazin (1833-1887), est également l'auteur d'un Essai sur les hôpitaux de Londres (1866) et de travaux sur les établissements hospitaliers en temps de guerre et les hôpitaux militaires.

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        Nineteenth Century Musician's Leather Pouch (French Giberne) Containing an Albumen Cabinet Card Photograph and some Printed Music Sheets.

      Germany, France, circa 1865-1870. This is an eclectic mini archive of comprising the following items: One original albumen cabinet card photograph of the younger Gebrüder Müller (Müller Brothers) string quartet, taken by photographer F. Lanitzky in Berlin. Very Good to Near Fine condition with only minor age-toning to mount. Photographer's name and address printed in in gilt to front. Card measures approximately 10,5 x 17,5 cm. Photograph measures approximately 10 x 13,5 cm. Very rare. The group formed in 1855 and performed until 1873. The brothers were Karl Müller-Berghaus (1829- 1907) on the 1st violin, also a conductor and composer; Hugo Müller (1832-1886) on the 2nd violin; Bernhard Müller (1825-1895) on the viola; and Wilhelm Müller (1834-1897) on the cello. The four musicians of the younger Müller Brothers were all sons of Karl Friedrich Müller, who was a member of the senior quartet of the same name, which was active from. Their father was first violin in the senior quartet and was also concertmaster to the Duke of Brunswick, Ägidius Christoph Müller (1765-1841) for whom they performed under an agreement of strict exclusivity until 1830 before performing publicly. Eight printed music sheets for works of French composers, each sheet providing the notes for a specific instrument, including the clarinet, the bugle, and the tenor saxophone. Some of the musical pieces are for "Souvenir d'Haydn" by J. B. Maillochaud, "Le Val Joyeux" by J. Egal, and "Marche Francaise, Le Pere La Victoire" by Louis Ganne." Six music sheets are single leafs printed recto only; two are mounted recto and verso to a cardstock. These musical documents measure approximately 17 x 12 cm, with one being larger. Some creasing and mild wear, otherwise very good condition. One original French giberne (a leather shoulder bag used in the French military) made prior to the Great War. This case, with its pouch adorned with fine brass motifs of musical instruments, was issued to an Officer of the French military marching band. Made of black leather, with adjustable shoulder strap, brass embellishments, a wrap-around leather closure at the bottom, it was cleverly designed for durability with wooden reinforcement to the interior. Gold ornamentation on a giberne was reserved for officers, while silver was used for the sub-officers. The bag measures approximately 22 x 15 x 4,5 cm. Some scuffs and negligible wear, otherwise in very good, original condition. . Manuscript.

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        THE LIBERATOR, Vol. XXXV. No. 52

      Robert Wallcut, General Agent and J. B. Yerrington & Son, Printers 29 December 1865, Boston - Printed wraps; four folio pages in two integral leaves. THE FINAL ISSUE of this famous anti-slavery paper with much retrospective material of interest by a number of well-known abolitionists. Includes an editorial by Garrison on the recent Constitutional Amendment, a lengthy article by Lydia Maria Child, and contributions by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others. Creasing at folds but Near Fine and scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Marie-Anne Charlotte de Corday d'Armont. Sa vie, son temps, ses écrits, son proces, sa mort. Fac-similé de portraits et d'autographes exécutés par Émile Bellot

      Paris, Amyot, Libraire-Éditeur, 1865. Large 8vo (28x19 cm). Contemporary red morocco with red morocco cornerpieces (a bit rubbed); spine with ribbons; gilt title on spine,; covers with marbled paper; marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt, uncut, Original printed frontcover preserved. - Printed in 325 copies. One of the 300 copies on "papier vélin blanc fort". "Chaque exemplaire est compagné d'un Album contenant 21 planches". In our copy the 21 plates are placed in the book: lithographed frontispiece (portrait of Charlotte de Corday) and 20 other engraved portraits, some with autographs. - Besides these 21 plates there are 9 other engravings inserted from other editions (smaller sizes) pasted on thick paper. - Unfortunately textleaves and portraits with large brown spots. Still a good copy in a nice binding, very rare with all the plates (and the 9 supplementary portraits)

      [Bookseller: Boekhandel - Antiquariaat Emile Kerssema]
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        Zum Jubiläum. Dem allverehrten hochwohlgeborenen Herren Hofrat Primarius Karl Funke anläßlich Seiner 25jährigen segensreichen Wirksamkeit im Rudolfs-Spital.

      [Handschrift in mehrfarb. Kalligraphie]. 2. 2 Bll. (Widmung und Fest-Gruß in Gedichtform). Mit aquarell. Verzierungen und farb. Darstellung der Fassade des Rudolfspitals. OLdr.-Mappe. (sign. F. W. Pake, Wien Wieden). Mit vergoldeter Doppelkordel, 4 Bronze-knöpfe am Hinterdeckel Goldpräg. auf dem Vorderdeckel. Ecken m. floralen Motiven betont. Im Mittelpunkt goldgepr. Lorbeerkranz mit der Zahl 25. Vorsatz aus grünem Samt. Innenkantenvergoldung auf beiden Buchdeckeln. Karl Funke (1865-1960), Chirurg. Nach Studium an der Deutschen Universität Prag und in Wien war Funke 1890/1891 Operationszögling bzw. 1891-1895 Assistent an der II. Chirurgischen Universitätsklinik unter Carl Gussenbauer (die dieser als Nachfolger Billroths leitete) sowie 1895-1900 bei diesem als Assistent. 1901 habilitierte sich Funke für Chirurgie und wirkte 1902-1934 als Primararzt an der I. Chirurgischen Abteilung der Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung. Beiliegend: Dankgedicht der Absolventen eines Sanitätskurses der zwischen 15. 11. 1939 und 1. 3. 1940 stattgefunden hat. - F. W. Papke war ein bedeutendes Unternehmen in der spezifisch wienerischen Branche der Ledergalanteriewaren und der Kunstbuchbinderei während der k. k. Monarchie. Das Unternehmen befand sich am Mozartplatz (Mozartgasse 4) im 4. Wiener Gemeindebezirk Wieden. Das Unternehmen wurde 1841 gegründet. Im Laufe der Zeit stand es in der ersten Reihe der Firmen dieser Branche. Seine Erzeugnisse erlangten Weltruf und wurden auch weltweit exportiert. Für den persönlichen Gebrauch des Kaisers Franz Joseph stellte Papke unzählige Arbeiten her, die die anerkennende Belobigung des Kaisers fanden. Papke war auch Kammerliefernat von Erzherzog Eugen. Papke wurde auf der Weltausstellung 1873 in Wien prämiert. Er erhielt ein Anerkennungs-Diplom für Verdienste um das Kunstgewerbe, die silberne Medaille bei der Ausstellung 1894 in Paris und bei der Ausstellung in Antwerpen 1894.

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        Report of the Central Committee of the Society of Friends, for the Relief of the Emancipated Negroes of the United States, for the Three Months Ending 6th Month 1st, 1865, Also List of Subscriptions and Letters from America. Report No. I [and] Report of the Central Committee of the Society of Friends, for the Relief of the Emancipated Negroes of the United States, for the Three Months Ending 9th Month 1st, 1865, Also List of Subscriptions and Letters from America. Report No. II

      Richard Barrett), (London 1865 - Two volumes. Octavo. 20; 34pp. Stitched printed wrappers. Vertical crease and stain on rear wrap of Report No. 1; faint contemporary pencil signature of Henry L. Pearce on front wrap and splitting along the edge of the spine, overall both volumes about very good. Reportedly the only two reports published by this short-lived committee attempting to help freed slaves in the U.S., largely taken up with correspondence from similar American groups. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Deutsche Volkslieder. Zweite, mit einem Quellenverzeichnis vermehrte Ausgabe.

      Frankfurt, Völcker 1865 - Gr.-8° VII, 992, 36 S. Etwas späterer dekorativer roter Halblederband mit starker Rückenvergoldung und Deckelvergoldung sowie 2 Rückenschildern. Hayn/G. VIII, 173. - Eine der besten Volksliedersammlungen mit dem wichtigen Quellenverz. Größtenteils aus dem hessischen Volksmund zusammengetragen. - Originalumschlag mit eingebunden. Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed ("FL").

      [Rome, c. 1863-1865]. - Small 8vo. ½ p. In French. To an unknown recipient, giving him the address of the French composer Louis Delâtre: "Voici l'adresse de M. Louis Delâtre: 73, Via della Scala, Firenze: et une infinité de remercimens [ ]". - Provenance: Robert Bory, musicologist.

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        THE MASTERSHIP AND ITS FRUITS: THE EMANCIPATED SLAVE FACE TO FACE WITH HIS OLD MASTER. A SUPPLEMENTAL REPORT TO HON. EDWIN M. STANTON, SECRETARY OF WAR, BY JAMES MCKAYE, SPECIAL COMMISSIONER.

      New York: Wm. C. Bryant, 1865. New York:: Wm. C. Bryant,. 1865. 38, [2 blank] pp. Original printed front wrapper, else Very Good. McKaye looks at the "great changes which slave society is undergoing" in "the valley of the Lower Mississippi." Of all the "other sections visited by the Commission, here are found all the elements of that society still in existence; but in a state of revolution and transformation." Recounting Slavery's features in this area of the Deep South, he explores the interaction of the races during the earliest phases of military reconstruction, the sleepy pace of many of the changes, the biases of white Union officers, and-- with much eyewitness testimony-- provides a valuable report on the results of the abolition of slavery in the part of the South where it was most deeply entrenched. FIRST EDITION. Blockson 9685. Bartlett 3141. LCP 6227. Not in Work, Dumond.

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        Gesamtansicht; darunter Bildunterschrift mit Dreifaltigkeits-Kirche und Gewerbemuseum ('Ansicht von Spaichingen').

      - getönte Lithographie v. Eberhard Emminger gedr. M. Kloos in Biberach b. M. Kupferschmid'schen Buchhandlung in Spaichingen, um 1865, 41 x 61,5 Schefold, Alte Ansichten aus Württemberg, Nr. 7625; Eine von 4 bekannten Ansichten. - Eberhard Emminger war Lithograph u. Landschaftszeichner (1808 - Biberach - 1885). Seine Lehre absolvierte er bei der Ebnerschen Kunsthandlung in Stuttgart. - Emminger gehört zu den bedeutesten Lithographen des 19. Jahrhunderts.

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        Narrative of a Year's Journey through Central and Eastern Arabia (1862-63).

      Macmillan, London and Cambridge. 1865 - Second edition. Published in the same year as the first edition. Octavo. pp xii, 466, [2] + [vi], 398. [2] adverts. Frontispiece plate, 4 folding plans; folding coloured map. Original green gilt pictorial cloth lettered in gilt. A classic of Arabian travel. Palgrave assumed the identity of a travelling Syrian physician. Apart from a short tear to the map, a handsome, near fine, set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of a Year's Journey Through Central and Eastern Arabia (1862-63): Vol. II

      London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co.. 1865. First. First edition. Volume two (of two) only. 389pp., Index, and Book list in rear. Two fold-out plans, one of which has small stain on bottom edge. Decorative green cloth stamped in gilt. Part of pastedown removed at top corner, spine ends frayed, corners bumped, a good only copy. The English Jesuit William Gifford Palgrave traveled in 1862 as a Syrian doctor and businessman dressed in missionary and welfare matters and as an agent of Napoleon III to benefit French imperialistic schemes in Africa and the Middle East. Studying the life and character of the Arabs to explore their attitudes towards France and find out if there were ways to export noble Arabian horses. .

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        Poetical Works of Wordsworth...

      London: Warne, [c. 1865]. Small 4to, 600pp. Beautifully bound in full brown crushed morocco extra, covers semé with gilt dots around tooled crosses, backstrip gilt to the same design, lettered in gilt, gilt edges, classic Cockerell marbled endpapers. A lovely binding almost certainly by Douglas Cockerell or a very skilled apprentice. A lovely way to own and read Wordsworth.

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        La Cuisine Francaise - Troisieme Edition

      Paris: Librairie L. Hachette, 1865. Third Edition, Revised. Full Morocco. Fine. 7 1/4" Tall. 45 Wood Engravings. Title, Advertissment, 3 Pp. Division De L'ouvrage, 536 Pp Including Indices At End. Newly Rebound To Style In Full Brown Morocco, Black Spine Label, Tooled And Gilt Spine And Covers, Marbled Endpapers. Pages Edges With Original Red Color And Still Showing Original Polished Sheen. Third Edition, Revised, And Quite Scarce [No Institutional Holding Located In Worldcat]. Short Table Of Equivalent Measures, French And English, In Ancient Ink On Page Opposite Title, And Similar Small Name "Sophie May" At Top Of Title Page, No Other Names Or Marks, Contents Clean, A Little Aging To Pages.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Burnbank Road, Hamilton, 8. VI. 1865. - 8vo. 3 pp. on double leaf. With one addenda (s. b.). The letter is addressed to Peter Le Neve Foster, Secretary to the Society of Arts, with whom Livingstone corresponded a good deal during this period, asking him to supply samples which give an idea of the papers for the Indian civil service examinations: "[.] Neither of my boys are fit as yet for it but I would like to shew them what is expected one of them got prizes for Geography German French & Latin yesterday and seems likely to go on in these studies - Another got a prize for drawing - I wish to set them to aim high [.]". - Livingstone worries about the future of his surviving sond, while preparing for his final departure for Africa that August. He had been invited to return to Africa by the Royal Geographic Society that January, in order finally to sort out the problem of the Nile. He wrote this letter when staying with his long ailing and bedridden mother. Soon afterwards, thinking that she was rallying, he dashed down to Oxford in order to deliver a lecture, where he received a telegram announcing her death on the eighteenth. He and his wife Mary, who had died in Africa in 1862, had three sons, Robert Moffat Livingstone (1846-64), Thomas Steele Livingstone (1849-76) and William Oswell Livingstone (1851-92). Robert, the eldest, had died of his wounds the previous December, while fighting on the Union side in the American Civil War under the name Rupert Vincent so as not to bring discredit to his father, who was wont to accuse him of trading off his name. In Tim Jeal's opinion, 'Robert's life is really the story of Livingstone's failure as a parent' (Livingstone, Pimlico edition, p. 281). Oswell, the youngest, fell out of favour when in 1872, as a member of the RGS relief expedition that had been upstaged by Stanley, he failed to join his father but instead recommended him to return home, causing his father to dub him 'as poor a specimen of a son as Africa ever produced'. Tom, the middle and eldest surviving son, stayed the course and was to act as his father's chief executor; although it was to be his sister Agnes, Livingstone's doted-upon daughter, who became chief guardian of his reputation. - An album with letters to Foster by Henry Cole and others is included in the lot.

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