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        [VAST CIVIL WAR LETTER ARCHIVE FROM UNION BRIGADIER GENERAL JAMES SANKS BRISBIN TO HIS WIFE, INCLUDING GOOD TRANS-MISSISSIPPI CONTENT, AND WITH TWO MANUSCRIPT BATTLEFIELD PLANS - ONE FOR BULL RUN AND ONE FOR OPERATIONS ON THE NORTH ANNA RIVER]

      [Various locations.], 1865. Ninety-three letters, two manuscript battlefield plans, one presidential appointment as major with stamped signatures of President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, dated August 20, 1866, one manuscript copy of Order No. 50 advising on procedure for visitation and inspection by President Lincoln, and supplementary research documents including copies of other correspondence from Brisbin. Typical folds and minor toning, some fragile examples with tears and small missing portions, tape repairs to the Bull Run map, but mostly very good. A vast and important Civil War letter archive from anti- slavery orator James Sanks Brisbin, originally of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. At the onset of the Civil War, Brisbin enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant on March 26, 1861 and was commissioned into the 1st Cavalry, U.S. Army. He literally bled for the cause when the enemy shot him in his side and arm at the First Battle of Bull Run. It was the first of many wounds he would earn in combat. Brisbin's superiors praised him for his valor on the battlefield and quickly promoted him to captain of the 6th U.S. Cavalry in August 1861. Weary from battle, he wrote to his wife from camp near Richmond, Va. on Aug. 12, 1862, "I think I dated my letter yesterday evening I made it the 13th when it is only the 12th for the soul of me I cant tell what day of the week - We do not keep count of the days - We rarely know when Sunday comes - all days are alike to me and everybody else here." For Brisbin, and most like him, being a soldier was not glamorous. Sometimes, it was a very dirty job. Brisbin writes, again in August 1862: "I do not look just now like anything you ever saw except a very filthy hog. I don't think any one would fall in love with me in my present condition. I think if we were to meet you would hesitate putting your arms around me if you did they would be apt to stick fast." However, sometimes being a soldier could be quite a romantic undertaking. In an amazing occurrence, a woman in the 1st Cavalry, Co. B managed to disguise herself as a soldier for six months. Brisbin reports to his wife about the incident: "She is the wife of a private soldier in that Co...and no one but her husband knew who she was. She has been a good soldier and been in two battles. She did her duty faithfully and no one or a moment supposed her to be a woman. She looks like a boy of sixteen has black hair and eyes and is quiet and modest and [we] wonder why she was not discovered sooner but officers do not suspect such things and in the regular service we have so little to say to our men a woman might be in a Co. a year and the officers not know it. She enlisted to be with her husband and escaped the examining surgeon - She will be sent off immediately as it is against Army regulations for a woman to be a soldier." The spring of 1862 resulted in several demoralizing Union losses for Brisbin and his company. They blamed Washington for their recent failures rather than their leader, General George McClellan, whose men loved him more than Lincoln did. McClellan frequently delayed his attacks, which allowed the Confederate Army to rebuild, a sluggish strategy that led to a series of embarrassing defeats, which forced Lincoln to remove McClellan as General-in-Chief and replaced him with Henry Halleck. Disgruntled about the treatment of his beloved general, Brisbin wrote an impassioned account to his wife from Bull Plain, Va. on Dec. 1, 1862: "When McDowell got thrashed at Bull Run they sent for Mac to come and save Washington he came and fixed up their army for them and then they threatened him like a dog and got Pope well Pope got hell and sent for Washington and his army at his heels the Govt. got scared and telegraphed to McClellan to come quick and save Washington he came drove back the rebels followed them back to Antietam and with the very men that they had licked under Pope McClellan licked them and was driving them back to Richmond but as soon as the Govt. and Washington felt it was safe it began on 'Little Mac' again and finally turned him off again don't be surprised when if it should happen the Govt. will begin to shake and call on Little Mac to come and save them and Little Mack will come for he is a good man and loves his country dearly." As McClellan's career declined, Brisbin's steadily rose. On June 9, 1863 he was brevetted a major for his conduct at Beverly Ford. Rising through the ranks allowed him to keep impressive company, but did not keep him from risking his life on the field. From Rappahannock Station on Nov. 28, 1863, he wrote: "I brought General Meade dispatch of the operations of the army yesterday. At dawn of day we marched and soon the whole line began skirmishing, the Rebels are in force. The fight yesterday afternoon was quite heavy...I saw a good many wounded come to the rear...The guns opened up this morning and as I came back here there was heavy firing...I hope the victory will be ours. The fighting will last 4 or 5 days. The Rebels are strong but we are stronger...I hope I will be spared." He was indeed spared, but many officers and soldiers did not share the same fortune. Two of Brisbin's friends, Lieutenant Boaz and Captain Cram, were briefly captured by the enemy during the Battle of Fairfield which was part of the Gettysburg Campaign. When they returned to camp in Frederick, Md. on July 12, 1863, Brisbin wrote his wife about their experience: "[Lt. Boaz] got off one night and ran into the mountains and a union woman hid him in her garret and help him until the Rebel Army had all passed by. The rebels were in the home three times hunting for him but did not find him. He was laying under a pile of rags and old clothes. He has been in the mountain four days and is nearly dead. Cram they made him walk until he fell down from fatigue and then they took his boots and hat and paroled him poor Cram looks bad as he has an old straw hat with the crown half out and a big pair of nigger shoes he gave an old nigger ten dollars for his shoes they are a mile too big for him and all patched over. Many men and officers also died. There are now only eight men and two officers in the whole Regt - is not that truly awful. Only three are left in my company...so I have no Regt to command...The regiment has covered itself with glory but few are left to tell of its great deeds. Oh it makes me sick to think of the slaughter of the old sixth - how I love it - may God save the few that are left." A few months later, while still with the 6th, Brisbin wrote from Brandy Station on Nov. 20, 1863: "We are all very sad, we have had bad news from the West - Burnside is defeated but what effects us most is that among those who fell in the conflict is General Sanders or 'old Doc' as we use to call him...This army is preparing for battle - it is a solemn sight to see a great Army making ready for the deadly conflict. Sabres are being sharpened, ammunitions distributed, shells and cannon balls by thousands hauled to the front. The Infantry all have their knap sacks packed - eight days rations has been given to each soldier and all is in readiness...Tomorrow many will die, it is a solemn thought - who no one can tell but many we know must fall." With no men left to command, Brisbin planned to speak with Meade and request to be sent with Hooker. The army thought otherwise. He remained with the 6th until he accepted a commission as a colonel of the 5th US Colored Cavalry on March 1, 1864. Here, Brisbin participated with the Department of the Gulf in the Red River Campaign in Louisiana under the direction of General Alberts and received two promotions in the month of December; brigadier general by brevet and lieutenant colonel by brevet. Throughout 1865, he received a series of promotions, reaching the rank of brigadier general on May 1, 1865. The present archive contains a good measure of correspondence from Brisbin's time west of the Mississippi River or in western Kentucky or Tennessee. From February 1864 to January 1866 there are seven letters from Louisiana (five of which are written from New Orleans), four from Arkansas, three from Kentucky, and two from Tennessee, written by Brisbin as part of the Red River Expedition or briefly as part of the Army of Kentucky. Initially, Brisbin did not seem to like it much out west, writing to his wife on Feb. 28, 1864 from New Orleans, "I would be glad to get back again to the old Army of the Potomac. I do not like it here - Small Pox and yellow fever are coming on - It is quite hot here...Many officers are sending their families away - they are afraid of losing their wives and children by yellow fever. I have asked to go to Texas - it is healthier down there and if Gen. Banks will send me there then I can have you with me." Brisbin did not proceed to Texas, but rather spent the next couple of years around the South. By April 1864 he was colonel and in charge of an all black regiment, which he mentions in a letter on board a steamship up the Red River: "It is very hot on board the boat and we have a lot of negro soldiers with us which does not make it smell particularly sweet - it is a fine vessel, however and I have good rooms." Brisbin served the remainder of the war in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky before being assigned out west. In the last war-related letter in the present collection, Brisbin expresses an affinity for Arkansas, where he says he might settle if not given the proper promotions from the army. Obviously, Brisbin's military career was far from over, as he headed west shortly thereafter. Brisbin remained in the regular army after the war, aiding in the establishment of the Freedman's Bureau and in organizing the colored regiments. In 1868 he was stationed in the west. In an Aug. 12, 1862 letter offered here, Brisbin encouraged his wife to practice her riding every day so she could go along with him on Indian chases. She joined Brisbin in some part of their journey west, as it is known that she died at Fort McKinney in 1887. While out west, Brisbin offered his services to General Custer before his defeat at Little Big Horn. Custer refused, and declining Brisbin's offer most likely saved Brisbin's life or career. From 1868 until the time of his death in 1892, he served in the northwestern United States as an officer in several cavalry regiments, including the 2nd, 9th, 1st, and 8th regiments. During his western career, he was a staff officer, battalion or squadron commander, post commander, and regimental commander. He served at Fort D.A. Russell, Fort Pease on the Yellowstone River, Boise Barracks, Omaha Barracks, Camp Stambaugh, Fort Ellis, Fort Assiniboine, Fort Keogh, Fort Custer, Fort Niobrara, Fort Robinson, Fort McKinney, and finally at Fort Meade in South Dakota. Also, while out west, Brisbin would author one of the most notable books on the cattle industry, THE BEEF BONANZA, a scarce early promotional work published in 1881 that helped fuel the cattle boom. In addition to the letters, the present archive includes Brisbin's copy of Order No. 50, April 6, 1863, in manuscript, arranging the Batteries of the Artillery Reserve for review the following morning by President Lincoln, and pen-and-ink maps of the "Operations on the North Anna River, May 22 to 27 1864" and a "diagram of the positions of the forces [at Bull Run] with explanatory notes." A massive and important archive of Brisbin's time in the Union army during the Civil War.

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        The Holy Bible, Containing The Old And The New Testaments. Translated Out Of The Original Tongues; And With The Former Translations Diligently Compared And Revised, By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed To Be Read In Churches.

      Oxford University Press, 1865. Hardcover. Very good. VGC.Oxford University Press,1865(MDCCCLXV).Full leather.Large format hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,some nicks,dents and scratches on the cover and spine) in VGC.Nice and clean pages with some scratches on the outer edges,gilt edges on the outer edges of the pages,some ink marks and small foxing marks inside the front and back cover,small foxing/ink marks and creases on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC for its age with light shelf wear.The book is divided in two sections: The books of the Old Testament and The books of the New Testament.Also contains two pages with George Mitchell and Rebecca Browne Stokes wedding registration(1868) plus their six kids birth registration dates from 1870 to 1887.Please note: This is oversized and very heavy book(approx 6 Kg plus).

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        The Australian Sketchbook by S.T.G.

      Melbourne: Printed in Colours and Published by Hamel & Ferguson, 1865. Light marginal spotting to a few plates but generally in excellent condition.. Oblong folio, with 25 fine chromolithograph plates including the title; a large copy with generous margins in old half red morocco. A very good copy of this famous book, from the library of the celebrated collector of books and ethnographica, James Edge-Partington. Gill's most famous volume and his last, this is his wonderful series of images of rural scenes -- bushranging, kangaroo stalking, the bush mailman, cattle droving etc. - with a poignant comparison throughout between the life of the Aborigines and that of the settlers. 'Bush Funeral' for example shows a weeping funeral procession behind a coffin pulled by two bullocks, and is followed by 'Native Sepulchre', an Aboriginal corpse on a platform with howling dingoes below.The colour printing of the lithographs is of notably high quality for this date. The album was printed in 1865, later in the same year that chromolithography was first put to serious use in Chevalier's 'Album'. The colouring here (occasionally highlighted with a little hand-applied colour) is a delicate and successful use of the medium. "The title-page shows a likeness of the artist carrying his boots and equipment and crossing a shallow stream barefoot. His head is turned suspiciously towards two Aborigines shown half concealed by rocks, while unseen by him a snake menaces an unprotected foot. The sketch indicates something of Gill's attitude towards himself at this time. He evidently viewed his own situation with wry humour, adopted a generally fatalistic attitude, and held his own achievements and future in scant regard" (McCulloch).As Sasha Grishin has pointed out in the recent superb exhibition of Gill's work at the State Library of Victoria, and in the accompanying book, Gill was Australia's first painter of modern life. Provenance: James Edge-Partington, with his bookplate.

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        Portraits of British Americans

      Montreal: William Notman, 1865. First edition. Leather_bound. Good +. 425; 350; 280 p. An extra few duplicate signatures from volume 3 (p. 1-64) bound in at back of volume 2 with corresponding photographs included. 8vo. 84 mounted albumen photographs. Professionally rebound in lovely crimson quarter leather with red and blue marbled paper over boards. Some mild and medium foxing and dampstains to photograph margins in volume 3. Images not affected. Small chip out of back endpaper volume 3 as well. Owner's signature. Issued originally in 18 parts. Published around the same time as Beers' Canadian sporting books as well as the 'The Canadian Handbook and Tourist's Guide' by H. B. Small, both titles featuring Notman photographs. This book is an excellent example of Notman's forays into photographic book illustration and is an excellent social record as well. TPL 4452. Sabin 56025.

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        Livingstone - Stanley - Baker - Speke - Gordon Charles Dickens - Lord Byron - Thomas Huxley - John Tyndall

      United Kingdom, circa 1865-1890. Noteworthy collection of 214 nineteenth century albumen print portrait photographs of notable and accomplished individuals, including pioneers in science and exploration, politicians and diplomats, writers and artists, a few of which are accompanied by original clipped signatures of the sitter. Qto. scrap book volume measuring approximately 22 x 28 cm, blue cloth boards, photographs mounted onto paper leaves and ruled in manuscript. Photographs vary in size, the majority being carte-de-visite format measuring approximately 5,5 x 9,5 cm, and the largest measuring 10 x 15 cm. A most uncommon and generous photographic assemblage of Victorian era notables, including explorers, scientists, philosophers, writers, painters, dignitaries, a scant few foreign politicians and royals, in the form of early and sought-after carte de visite type photographs mounted in a volume by a nineteenth century collector. Some of these are accompanied by the sitter's original signature. Following are some examples from the collection: Famous Explorers •David Livingstone •Henry Morton Stanley •Captain John Hanning Speke •Sir Samuel White Baker •Verney Lovett Cameron Colonial Administrators, Military Leaders •Sir Bartle Frere, British Colonial Administrator •General Gordon of Khartoum, British Army officer and Administrator •Field Marshal Garnet Joseph Wolseley, influential British Army General •James Harrison Wilson, US Army topographic engineer, Union Army Major General Painters, writers, musicians, and other artists •Charles Dickens •Alfred Tennyson •Henry Wadsworth Longfellow •Sir John Everett Millais ** With signature •John Ruskin, the leading English art critic of the Victorian era •Gustave Doré •Sir Daniel Macnee •Sir Herbert Stanley Oakeley, English composer, Professor of music in Edinburgh •Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan •Lord Byron (George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron) •Alexander William Kinglake •Very rare - James Cassie, Scottish painter ** With signature •Robert Michael Ballantyne, Scottish author, watercolour artist ** With signature Photographs of early portrait paintings •Abraham Lincoln •Sir Walter Scott •Robert Burns •Sir Anthony van Dyck •Mozart •Leonardo de Vinci Pioneers in Science, Medicine, and Philosophy •Biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, "Darwin's bulldog" of evolution •John Tyndall, prominent 19th-century physicist and discoverer •Sir David Brewster, Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor •Sir William Withey Gull, 1st Baronet, Physician-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria •Adam Sedgwick, one of the founders of modern geology •John Stuart Mill, English philosopher, political economist ** With signature •Sir Charles Wheatstone, English scientist, inventor of the stereoscope •Sir David Brewster, Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, writer Monarchs, Politicians •British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone •Lord Frederick Charles Cavendish, Liberal politician and protégé of Gladstone •Sir Charles W. Dilke, 2nd Baronet PC, English Liberal and Radical politician •Lord Salisbury, Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil •Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor of Germany •Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, chief of the Prussian and German General Staff •Alexander II of Russia •Prince Alexander Mikhailovich Gorchakov, Russian diplomat and statesman (seen in English publications of the period as Gostschakoff) •Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia and of Italy Educators and enlighteners •Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), priest, social reformer, historian ** With signature •Charles Haddon Spurgeon, "Prince of Preachers" ** With signature •Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop, son of anti-slavery activist William Wilberforce •James Oswald Dykes, Scottish clergyman and educator ** With signature •Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC, novelist, playwright, politician connected to the development of the Crown Colony of British Columbia •Père Hyacinthe (Charles Jean Marie Loyson), preacher, theologian •William Robertson Smith, Scottish orientalist, Biblical scholar ** With signature •Henry Drummond, Scottish evangelist, biologist, writer ** With signature Finally, the volume ends with a large albumen photograph captioned "Kennedy" being an elder man who resembles Sergeant Michael Kennedy who was born in Ireland, settled in Australia, and was shot by bushrangers. (The sitter could potentially be his father.) Perhaps most uncommon from the collection: One extremely rare photograph taken circa 1874 of a skilled swimmer and rescue ocean diver who is little-known today, by the name of Paul Boyd, donning an early rubber wetsuit which he had invented for his life-saving service in the Atlantic. He was world-renowned for his aquatic feats, including his crossing the English Channel in twenty-four hours on 28 May 1875. (The manuscript caption erroneously suggests that the image is of Captain Matthew Webb) A photograph of Captain Matthew Webb, in regular street dress, is also present. He was the first recorded person to swim the English Channel without the use of artificial sports aids (such as the wetsuit and gear used by Boyd), doing so on 24 August 1875, three months after Boyd's crossing. Paul Boyton, born in Dublin 29 June 1848, was an aquatic entertainer, a submarine diver, and life-saver at sea. He entered the American Navy in 1864, serving until the close of the Civil War. He then turned to submarine diving for several years, and during the revolution in Sonora, Mexico, served under General Pedro Martinez. From 1867 to 1869 he was connected with the life-saving service on the Atlantic Coast, where he saved seventy-one lives. In 1870-71 he served in the Franco-Prussian War with the Franc-tireurs after which he visited the diamond fields of South Africa. He then re-entered the life-saving service, where he remained until after his famous leap from a vessel off the coast of Ireland in 1874. This feat was accomplished in a rubber suit of his own invention, during a furious gale. After remaining nearly seven hours in the water, traversing a distance of forty miles, he reached the land. His suit was manufactured from the finest vulcanized rubber of the period, and consisted of two parts, much like trousers and coat. Only his face was exposed. Boyton was world renowned for his exploits, such as his crossing of the English Channel in twenty-four hours on 28 May 1875. In October of the same year he paddled on the Rhine, from Basle, Switzerland, to Cologne, Germany, 430 miles. Early in 1876 he made the run from Alton, Illinois, to St. Louis, Missouri, on the Mississippi, and from the Bayou Goula to New Orleans, Louisiana. In May, 1876, he was again in Europe, and made the descent of the Danube from Lintz, Austria, to Budapest, Hungary, 460 miles, in six days. He remained in Europe until November, 1878, navigating the important rivers of the Continent, passed through the canals of Venice, and crossing the Straits of Gibraltar. Among his important American navigations is the voyage from Oil City, Pennsylvania, to the Gulf of Mexico, 2342 miles, made in eighty days. In August 1879, he crossed from Long Branch to Manhattan Beach, and in November made the descent of Connecticut River from Canada to Long Island Sound. During 1880-81 he was commander of the Peruvian Torpedo Service. He was captured by the Chileans, and his execution ordered, but managed to escape to the coast, and was picked up by a vessel heading north. His longest voyage, over 3580 miles, was made from the mouth of Cedar Creek, Montana Territory, starting on September 17th, 1881, to St. Louis, Missouri, reaching there on November 20th. He also travelled through the United States of America giving exhibitions of his feats. Returning to England, for two years he organised entertainment at Earl's Court in London. An account of his adventures was published in 1886, titled, "Roughing it in Rubber."

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        BOURRES DE FUSIL. Souvenirs de chasse. +TONTON TONTAINE TONTON.

      (Codice CP/3434) In 16° (18x12,5 cm) VIII-343 pp. Edizione originale, cfr. Souhart, 403; Thiébaud, 776. Avventure di caccia in tutto il mondo, cacce dei tempi andati. L'A., primo direttore de "La Chasse Illustrée" e autore di molte opere di caccia, narra le avventure vissute durante 9 anni di cacce nel continente americano, e ricorda altri casi famosi di caccia alla selvaggina più varia. Segue, rilegato nello stesso volume: Bertrand Léon, TONTON TONTAINE TONTON. Paris, Dentu, 1864. In 16° XII-290 pp. Prefaz. di A. Dumas. Avventurose memorie di caccia al cinghiale, al cervo, alla lepre a alla minore selvaggina. Graziosa ediz. ill. con varie belle vignette di Martinus. Prima ediz. Cfr. Souhart, 52; Thiébaud, 73. Lievi, sporadiche rossure. Rilegate in unico volume, bella legatura coeva in mezza pelle, nervetti, fregi a secco, filetti e due tasselli e titoli oro. Freschissimo. Due rare prime edizioni. Euro 450.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA

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        Pre-historic times, as illustrated by ancient remains, and the manners and customs of modern savages

      London: Williams and Norgate, 1865. Lubbock, John (1834?1913). Pre-historic times, as illustrated by ancient remains, and the manners and customs of modern savages. xxiii, 512pp. Lithographed frontispiece and 3 plates (1 colored), wood-engraved text illustrations. London: Williams and Norgate, 1865. 215 x 138 mm. Half calf gilt, marbled boards ca. 1865, marbled edges, light shelfwear. Fine copy. Armorial bookplate of British politician Thomas Sebastian Bazley (1829-1919). First Edition of Lubbock?s best-known work, which introduced the terms ?Paleolithic? and ?Neolithic? to distinguish between the earlier and later Stone Age periods. A banker by profession (he enacted the British Bank Holidays Act of 1871), Lubbock made his name in scientific circles as an anthropologist and archeologist. He became interested in human prehistory after visiting Boucher de Perthes in April 1860, and in the spring of 1861 he visited Denmark with his friend George Busk, where he learned of the division of early cultures into the ages of stone, bronze, and iron. After delivering a series of lectures at the Royal Institution on ?The Antiquity of Man? in the summer of 1864, Lubbock organized his material into a book that addressed not only the topic of human antiquity but also the larger issues of the lives and cultures of people in the Stone Age. In contrast to some of the other early researchers in these fields who focused on the geology of the prehistoric sites or on the tools found in them, Lubbock studied the artifacts of Stone Age cultures in order to shed light on their function, as part of an overall attempt to reconstruct what life might have been like in the Stone Age. In order to gain further insight into life in prehistoric times he also studied a wide variety of non-western peoples, some of whose lives and cultures appeared to him to provide strong analogues to life during the Stone Age. Pre-Historic Times remained a standard work for over 50 years, with the seventh and final edition appearing just after Lubbock?s death in 1913.

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        Sämmtliche Werke.

      - (Herausgegeben von Emil Kuh). 12 Bde. Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe 1865-1867. Schöne, etwas spätere handgebundene Halblederbde. mit goldgeprägten Rückenschildern, Rückenvergoldung, Lederecken und Kopfgoldschnitt ( Umschläge der Original-Broschur eingebunden). Erste Gesamtausgabe. - Wilpert/G. 23. - Wütschke 63. - Schönes breitrandiges und unbeschnittenes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grönland-Expedition der Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin 1891-1893. 2 Bände. Berlin, Kühl 1897. 4°. XIX, 555 S.; X, 571 S., mit 85 Abbildungen im Text, 53 (tlw. farb.) Tafeln u. 10 (farblithogr.) Karten, Hldr. d. Zt.

      - Henze II, 100 - NDB IV, 143 - Arctic Bibliography 5687.- Erste Ausgabe.- Seltenes Werk über die ersten beiden Expeditionen des großen Geographen und Polarforschers Erich Dagobert von Drygalski (* 9. Februar 1865 in Königsberg; ? 10. Januar 1949 in München) nach Westgrönland. "Im Vordergrund stand die Erforschung des äusseren Unterschiedes in der Bewegung des Inlandeises gegen die Bewegung der Gletscher." (Henze). Der 2. Band enth. auch einen Beitrag von E. Vanhöffen über die "Die Fauna und Flora Grönlands: Die Wirbeltiere. Wirbellose Tiere und Planktonpflanzen sowie Grönlands Pflanzenwelt.- Titel mit gelöschtem hs. Besitzvermerk, Rückengelenke bei Bd. unterlegt, insges. schönes Exemplar.# First edition.- Rare work on the first two Greenland expeditions led by the German geographer, geophysicist and polar scientist, Erich Dagobert von Drygalski (February 9, 1865 - January 10, 1949).- With 85 illustrations in the text, 53 (partly colored) plates and 10 (color-lithographed) maps.- Good copy. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Paris moderne[.] Grand album représentant les vues et les monuments les plus curieux de Paris et les sites les plus remarquables des environs.Paris, Maison Martinet, [ca. 1865]. Oblong folio (28.5 x 40 cm). With a lithographed title-page including a tinted lithographed view of the Champs Elysées, 58 tinted (sometimes rainbow tinted) and hand-coloured lithographed plates, each with a tissue-guard leaf. Contemporary blind-blocked brown cloth, title in gold on front board, marbled endpapers, gilt edges.

      WorldCat (4 sets similar to ours and a 5th with only 25 plates). Rare and striking colour plate book showing lively street views with squares, fountains and a wide variety of public, government and other buildings, as well as monuments, along with interior views of ball rooms, the opera house, the circus, government assemblies, the city hall, galleries, churches and more, the whole evoking the beauty of 19th-century Paris. Nearly all bear Martinet's name as publisher of the individual prints, and his name also appears on the title-page, so he clearly published the series as well, even though the first plate was originally published by Hautecoeur frères.Occasional minor foxing and 2 small marginal tears, but still in good condition, many plates very good. Spine professionally restored. Lovely coloured views of Paris.

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        Le coiffeur Européen. Journal mensuel de l'art du coiffeur.Paris, Loisel, 15 December 1866-15 January 1867. 12 issues bound in 1 volume. Large 4to (31 x 23.5 cm). With 15 hand-coloured lithographed plates, many highlighted with gold and silver, and several wood-engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary textured cloth, title in gold on front cover, gilt edges; rebacked.

      Lipperheide 4699; WorldCat (3 copies). A collection of 12 issues of Le coiffeur Européen , a monthly magazine devoted to fashionable hair-styles, which appeared from 1865 to 1877. Most plates show 5 different hair-styles, with the name and address of their creator, and accompanying text in English, French, and German. Many of the hairdos depicted were created by the publisher, Loisel, and his wife, who owned a fashionable hair salon and a florist's shop in the Fabourg Poissonnière, Paris. The journal further features short articles (many written by Loisel himself) and advertisements. The journal is a rare and interesting record of 19th-century French hair fashion, which often set the style for Europe as a whole.Binding soiled and rebacked, hinges weak. Otherwise in very good condition.

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        OBSERVATIONS IN THE NORTH: EIGHT MONTHS IN PRISON AND ON PAROLE.

      E.W. Ayres, Corner Ninth and Main Streets,, Richmond: 1865 - vii, [1 blank], [9]-142 pp, as issued. Light spotting at upper forecorners. With original printed front wrapper [rubberstamp number]. The book, with wrapper, is bound into later limp cloth with the later front cover detached but present. Else Very Good. Deemed the last Confederate imprint, the 'Observations' was published in March 1865, as the City fell to Union troops. A journalist, Pollard was a passenger on a blockade runner seized by Union forces. Imprisoned at Fort Warren, he was later paroled. Howes P457. Confederate Hundred 68. In Tall Cotton 149. Parrish & Willingham 4994. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Washington, D.C., 1865. unbound. 4 pages (front and back), each two-page spread measuring 10 x 15.75 inches, Camp at Washington D.C., July 13, 1865. Signed "George P. Jenny - Co. K - 4th Regt. - U.S. Vols." and written to his parents just three months after the Civil War, but while he was still in the service of the Government, in small part: "...The Regiment is now doing guard duty over the U.S. Arsenal and some of them are guards over the prisoners Dr. Mudd and O'Laughlen, and others. I did not see the execution of Herold, Mrs. Surratt and the other two but some of the soldiers did. I think the Government done the right thing and if they hang Jeff Davis they will please us better..." The Lincoln conspirators were convicted on June 29, 1865 and those sentenced to death, including May Surratt and David Herold, were hanged on July 7th. Mary Surratt would hold the distinction of becoming the first woman executed in the United States. Dr. Mudd and Michael O'Laughlen, at the time this letter was written, were kept hooded and in chains at the U.S. Arsenal and wouldn't be transferred to Fort Jefferson in the Tortugas for another five days. On September 14, 1867, O'Laughlen contracted Yellow Fever and died nine days later; despite efforts to save him by Dr. Mudd. The good Doctor was granted a pardon for his efforts in saving the lives of staff and inmates during the epidemic and was released from prison on March 1, 1869. Letters referring to the incarceration of the Lincoln Conspirators are rare, no matter how brief, due to the fiercely enforced gag orders instituted by the Army. Small tears along the natural folds but still in very good condition.

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        Dizionario della lingua italiana. Nuovamente compilato... con oltre 100,000 giunte ai precedenti dizionari...

      Unione Tipografico-Editrice, 1865. Sette grossi volumi in-folio (cm. 32), pp. 8.000 ca. complessive. Solida ed elegante legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. titoli in oro su doppi tasselli ai dorsi. Esemplare genuino e ben conservato. Testo su tre colonne. Bell'edizione di questo imprescindibile classico della linguistica italiana.

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        I puritani e i cavalieri Opera seria in tre atti

      NAPOLI 1865 - ITALIANO Libretto d'opera, la copertina in carta presenta aloni e fioriture, le pagine si presentano ingiallite con fioriture e non rifilate, visibile una firma nella parte alta del piatto

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        Maria Stuarda Tragedia lirica in tre parti

      Stamperia vico Giardinetto, NAPOLI 1865 - ITALIANO Libretto d'opera, mancante la copertina, le pagine si presentano normalmente ingiallite con fioriture , visibile una firma di appartenenza

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        Sammelblatt, Gesamtansicht, umgeben von 16 Teilansichten, "South Adelaide".

      - Lithographie n. u. v. H. Berger, um 1865, 28 x 36,5 Sehr seltenes Sammelblatt !! Das Mittelbild ist umgeben von 16 Randansichten, diese zeigen: Hospital, Government Offices, Lunatic Asylum, Unitarian Church, Bank of Australasia, Bible Christian Chapel, Adelaide Railway Station, St. Andrews Church, Parliament House, Government House, Supreme Court, Scotch Church, Post office, Pirie Street Chapel, South Australian Institute, Trinity Church. - Mit 3 kleinen restaurierten Einrissen.

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        The Australian Sketchbook by S.T.G.

      Printed in Colours and Published by Hamel & Ferguson, Melbourne 1865 - Oblong folio, with 25 fine chromolithograph plates including the title; a large copy with generous margins in old half red morocco. A very good copy of this famous book, from the library of the celebrated collector of books and ethnographica, James Edge-Partington. Gill's most famous volume and his last, this is his wonderful series of images of rural scenes -- bushranging, kangaroo stalking, the bush mailman, cattle droving etc. - with a poignant comparison throughout between the life of the Aborigines and that of the settlers. 'Bush Funeral' for example shows a weeping funeral procession behind a coffin pulled by two bullocks, and is followed by 'Native Sepulchre', an Aboriginal corpse on a platform with howling dingoes below.The colour printing of the lithographs is of notably high quality for this date. The album was printed in 1865, later in the same year that chromolithography was first put to serious use in Chevalier's 'Album'. The colouring here (occasionally highlighted with a little hand-applied colour) is a delicate and successful use of the medium. "The title-page shows a likeness of the artist carrying his boots and equipment and crossing a shallow stream barefoot. His head is turned suspiciously towards two Aborigines shown half concealed by rocks, while unseen by him a snake menaces an unprotected foot. The sketch indicates something of Gill's attitude towards himself at this time. He evidently viewed his own situation with wry humour, adopted a generally fatalistic attitude, and held his own achievements and future in scant regard" (McCulloch).As Sasha Grishin has pointed out in the recent superb exhibition of Gill's work at the State Library of Victoria, and in the accompanying book, Gill was Australia's first painter of modern life. Provenance: James Edge-Partington, with his bookplate. Light marginal spotting to a few plates but generally in excellent condition.

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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 (22.0 x 13.8 x 4.8 cm). xlvii, 526, 140 pp., one engraved map. Publisher's blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spine.l 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'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'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. Joints expertly repaired, an excellent and clean copy. Very rare. Horn-Schenkling II(4), p. 453. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        VOTERS OATH. TOWN OF MARTINSBURG, BERKELEY COUNTY.I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I HAVE NEVER VOLUNTARILY BORNE ARMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES, THE RE- ORGANIZED GOVERNMENT OF VIRGINIA, OR THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA.[caption title and beginning of text].

      Martinsburg, Wv. [1865]. - Partially printed broadside, 8 1/2 x 8 inches, completed in manuscript. Old folds, some creasing, 5¢ revenue stamp affixed to upper left corner. Very good. A rare loyalty oath printed for citizens of Martinsburg, West Virginia, a Virginia-West Virginia border town, at the conclusion of the Civil War. In fact, the oath is signed by John Johnson and attested to by a clerk, J. Canby, on April 27, 1865, just a little over two weeks after the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House. This particular oath was designed to provide voting privileges only to those people loyal to the state of West Virginia. The Legislature was fearful that voting would be corrupted by the "return of West Virginia Rebels to their former homes, with feelings inimical to the new State and its laws." - Parker. West Virginia had only achieved statehood less than two years earlier, on June 20, 1863. Unionist influences decided to form a new state from parts of northwestern Virginia after the Wheeling Conventions in 1861. As a result, West Virginia became the only state formed by separating a portion of a Confederate state and forming a new Union state during the course of the Civil War. As such, West Virginia became an important border state during the War, given its close proximity to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Union arsenal at Harper's Ferry. And though the state was formed by Unionists, several secessionist counties were included in the new state, including Berkeley County, which supplied the Confederacy with five companies but only two to the Union. Martinsburg itself changed hands several times during the War, falling mostly under Union control after Gettysburg. Loyalty oaths such as this must have served as an important tool to bring secessionist tendencies to an end after the War's conclusion. The broadside reads, in part: "I do solemnly swear that.I have never voluntarily given aid, comfort or assistance to persons engaged in armed hostility against the United States, the re- organized government of Virginia, or the State of West Virginia; that I have not at any time sought, accepted, exercised or attempted to exercise any office or appointment whatever, under any authority or pretended authority, hostile or inimical to the United States, the re-organized government of Virginia, or the State of West Virginia.I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of West Virginia: and that I take this oath freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion." Possibly unique, with no other copies in OCLC or auction records. Parker, Granville: THE FORMATION OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA. (Wellsburg, Wv.: Glass & Son, 1875), p.253.

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        VOTERS OATH. TOWN OF MARTINSBURG, BERKELEY COUNTY...I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I HAVE NEVER VOLUNTARILY BORNE ARMS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES, THE RE-ORGANIZED GOVERNMENT OF VIRGINIA, OR THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA...[caption title and beginning of text]

      Martinsburg, Wv, 1865. Partially printed broadside, 8 1/2 x 8 inches, completed in manuscript. Old folds, some creasing, 5¢ revenue stamp affixed to upper left corner. Very good. A rare loyalty oath printed for citizens of Martinsburg, West Virginia, a Virginia-West Virginia border town, at the conclusion of the Civil War. In fact, the oath is signed by John Johnson and attested to by a clerk, J. Canby, on April 27, 1865, just a little over two weeks after the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Court House. This particular oath was designed to provide voting privileges only to those people loyal to the state of West Virginia. The Legislature was fearful that voting would be corrupted by the "return of West Virginia Rebels to their former homes, with feelings inimical to the new State and its laws..." - Parker. West Virginia had only achieved statehood less than two years earlier, on June 20, 1863. Unionist influences decided to form a new state from parts of northwestern Virginia after the Wheeling Conventions in 1861. As a result, West Virginia became the only state formed by separating a portion of a Confederate state and forming a new Union state during the course of the Civil War. As such, West Virginia became an important border state during the War, given its close proximity to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Union arsenal at Harper's Ferry. And though the state was formed by Unionists, several secessionist counties were included in the new state, including Berkeley County, which supplied the Confederacy with five companies but only two to the Union. Martinsburg itself changed hands several times during the War, falling mostly under Union control after Gettysburg. Loyalty oaths such as this must have served as an important tool to bring secessionist tendencies to an end after the War's conclusion. The broadside reads, in part: "I do solemnly swear that...I have never voluntarily given aid, comfort or assistance to persons engaged in armed hostility against the United States, the re- organized government of Virginia, or the State of West Virginia; that I have not at any time sought, accepted, exercised or attempted to exercise any office or appointment whatever, under any authority or pretended authority, hostile or inimical to the United States, the re-organized government of Virginia, or the State of West Virginia...I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of West Virginia: and that I take this oath freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion." Possibly unique, with no other copies in OCLC or auction records. Parker, Granville: THE FORMATION OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA.... (Wellsburg, Wv.: Glass & Son, 1875), p.253.

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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.l 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        J.C.W. BAILEY & CO'S CHICAGO CITY DIRECTORY FOR THE YEAR 1865-6. Containing, Also, A Classified Business Register and Improved Street and Avenue Directory; Published Annually after the Removals of May First. Compliled by James T. Hair.

      Chicago: John C.W. Bailey, 1865. [ii], 868 pages of text, followed by lxxx and [xiv] pages. Rebound in brown cloth (hardcover) with new endpapers. Pages 129-144 are provided in facsimile as those original pages are not present. The page edges are stamped with advertisement. The text is interspersed with advertisements (some are illustrated) for mostly local establishments and services, as well as a very early Ward Map of Chicago. The pages have some scattered soiling, staining, and a few have small tears, but this copy is relatively well preserved and is protected in a sturdy and well made binding. First edition. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        A Record Of The Progress Of Modern Engineering 1864. Civil, Mechanical, Marine, Hydraulic, Railway, Bridge, And Other Engineering Works. With Essays And Reviews.

      Folio, contemporary half morocco sometime rebacked with calf spine with new label. Real photograph portrait frontispiece of Robert Stephenson, with 37 plates, many double page. Some wear to binding, browning to free endpapers, otherwise a very good clean copy. William Humber produced a series of annual volumes, each one forming a separate work in its own right, between 1863 and 1868. This is the second of the series and opens with a brief Life of Robert Stephenson. The plates illustrate Birkenhead Docks, Charing Cross Station Roof, Digswell Viaduct, Robbery Wood Viaduct, Clydach Viaduct, Ebbw Viaduct, College Wood Viaduct, Dublin Winter Palace Roof, Blackfriars Bridge and Albert Harbour Greenock. Engineers include Joseph Cubitt, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, John Gardner, John Hawkshaw and G.F.Lyster.

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        Our Mutual Friend

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1865. 2 volumes, octavo. Original purple cloth, neatly rebacked with original gilt spines laid down, sides blocked in blind, yellow endpapers. Wood engraved frontispiece and 38 wood-engraved plates after Marcus Stone. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of James Martin, Wainfleet, one dated [18]66. Corners rubbed, inner hinges neatly restored, faint spotting and offsetting from plates, still a very good copy. First edition of Dickens's last completed novel. "Our Mutual Friend had a mixed reception (the young Henry James's harshly dismissive review in The Nation is notorious) but its stock has risen dramatically in recent years and it is now generally regarded as one of his very greatest works" (ODNB).

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        Our Mutual Friend. With illustrations by Marcus Stone. In two volumes.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1865 - 2 volumes in 1, octavo (210 x 138 mm). Nineteenth-century polished tan calf, spine fully gilt in compartments, red and green morocco labels, sides with triple gilt rules, gilt turn-ins and edges, marbled endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, minor marks to leather, a little light foxing to binder's blanks and occasionally to margins, an excellent copy. Frontispieces, extra engraved title (not found in cloth copies), and 38 engraved plates. First edition of Dickens's last completed novel. "Our Mutual Friend had a mixed reception (the young Henry James's harshly dismissive review in The Nation is notorious) but its stock has risen dramatically in recent years and it is now generally regarded as one of his very greatest works" (ODNB). Smith I, 15. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        Breslau 23. 07. 1810 - 22. 02. 1868 Berlin). Ganzporträt stehend mit Zylinder in der rechten Hand, "Adolph Frhr. v. Canitz".

      - Fotografie (Silbergelatinabzug?) v. anonym, um 1865, 27 x 20,7 (H) Alt auf einen verso mit Chinapapier bezogenen Or.- Untersatzkarton mit aufgesetztem Rand und Goldfassung montiert. - Karton minimal fleckig, sehr gut erhaltener Abzug. - Selten [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Architectonisches Skizzenbuch.

      Konvolut !!!!!!! 48 farbige Tafeln (Lithographien).. Mehrere Tafeln vom Jagdschloss Glieneke und der Villa Ravené in Grunewald. Die Tafeln sind eine Auswahl aus den Jahrgängen 1865, 1866, 1867, die 3 letzten von 1885. Die Tafeln sind vorne und hinten etwas stockfleckiger als in der Mitte, die meisten von Glieneke und Ravené aber weniger. Rückentitel: Skizzenbuch Architektur. Einband leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Siehe Photo. MwSt 7% Wenn Sie weitere Bilder wünschen, schreiben Sie uns eine Email, wir schicken Ihnen dann die gewünschten Motive zu.

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        Architectonisches Skizzenbuch. Konvolut !!!!!!!

      Ernst & Korn 1865-85., Berlin - Mehrere Tafeln vom Jagdschloss Glieneke und der Villa Ravené in Grunewald. Die Tafeln sind eine Auswahl aus den Jahrgängen 1865, 1866, 1867, die 3 letzten von 1885. Die Tafeln sind vorne und hinten etwas stockfleckiger als in der Mitte, die meisten von Glieneke und Ravené aber weniger. Rückentitel: Skizzenbuch Architektur. Einband leichte Gebrauchsspuren. Siehe Photo. 48 farbige Tafeln (Lithographien). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commedia... con ragionamenti e note di Niccolò Tommaseo.

      Pagnoni, 1865. Tre volumi di cm. 34, pp. 1.000 ca. complessive. Con il ritratto di Dante all'antiporta del primo volume e 54 belle tavole f.t. incise in rame e ciascuna protetta da velina parlante. Legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorsi a piccoli nervi. Esemplare con le veline protettive uniformemente brunite, caratteristica comune a tutti gli esemplari da noi visti, dorsi un po' lisi, peraltro genuino e molto ben conservato. Possiede inoltre la caratteristica di riportare (all'interno delle legature) i piatti anteriori di tutte le brossure originali gialline. Edizione assai apprezzata soprattutto per le belle illustrazioni di gusto neoclassico.

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        Legends of the Hotel Peking [Unpublished manuscript]

      Irvine, CA: Circa 1980s. 60 pages of manuscript and annotated typescripts for a book project which may have become "Winter Dreams." Provenance: Peter Howard, Serendipity Books, Berkeley. "I spent five months in the Soviet Union as Visiting Professor of American literature at Moscow State University [1970s]. This book concerns that time." Jay Martin is the author of a biography of Henry Miller. "Always Merry and Bright" has been translated into French, German, Portuguese and Japanese. His other previous books include Harvests of Change: American Literature 1865-1914; biographies of Nathanael West, Robert Lowell and Conrad Aiken; Winter Dreams: An American in Moscow, and Who am I This Time?: Uncovering the Fictive Personality, for which he was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. Martin's credits fill a small book. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychoanalysis and a Ph.D. in English. In 2000-2001 he was the Dai Ho Chun Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Hawaii, and is currently a professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College, where he has taught since 1996. Jay Martin lives in Claremont, California.

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        Our Mutual Friend.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1865 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original purple cloth, neatly rebacked with original gilt spines laid down, sides blocked in blind, yellow endpapers. Contemporary ownership inscriptions of James Martin, Wainfleet, one dated [18]66. Corners rubbed, inner hinges neatly restored, faint spotting and offsetting from plates, still a very good copy. Wood engraved frontispiece and 38 wood-engraved plates after Marcus Stone. First edition of Dickens's last completed novel. "Our Mutual Friend had a mixed reception (the young Henry James's harshly dismissive review in The Nation is notorious) but its stock has risen dramatically in recent years and it is now generally regarded as one of his very greatest works" (ODNB). Sadleir 697; Smith I, 15; Wolff 1809. [Attributes: First Edition]

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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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        HISTOIRES GROTESQUES ET SERIEUSES Edition Originale de la Traduction établie par Charles Baudelaire (dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers)

      1865 - A Paris Michel Lévy 1965 1 vol. in-12 (12x18 5) reliure demi-chèvre oasis patinée dos à 5 nerfs avec titre or plats ornés d'un superbe papier de Marianne Peters la Reliure est signée Armelle GUEGANT couvertures conservées 371 pp. SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE SUPERBE EXEMPLAIRE [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Max und Moritz eine Bubengeschichte in sieben Streichen. EA.

      München, Braun und Schneider, (1865). - 2 Bl. (Titel und Vorwort), 53 num. Bl. Mit 99 schablonenkolorierten Holzschnitten. 8°. Einfacher HLederband der Zeit mit Rest eines hs. Rückenschilds. Gedruckt in 4000 Expl.; Braun zahlte Busch für sämtliche Rechte 1000 Gulden (ca. 3 Jahreslöhne eines Handwerkers), die Busch vorläufig zwar finanziell unabhängig machten, aber letztlich eine eher karge Bezahlung für den Megaseller waren; erst 1903 und nach zahlr. Neuauflagen leistete Braun zum 70. Geburtstag eine Kompensation von 20000 Mark (Busch verschenkte diese an 2 hannöversche Krankenhäuser). Die Kennzeichen der Erstausgabe sind: S. 17 mit Punkt am Schluß; S. 31 Zeile 1 mit "Jeder" gegen Zeile 2 eingerückt; auf S. 43 der obere Holzschnitt nicht koloriert; auf S. 51 folgen hinter "Bösewichter" in der 2. Zeile ein Punkt und ein Strich (". -") ; S. 52 mit dem Setzerfehler "geschroben" statt "geschroten"; S. 53 linksseitig mit sieben Gedankenstrichen; die zarte Teilkolorierung mittels Schablone; gedruckt von den Holzstöcken (wie die folgenden 3 weiteren Ausgaben). Vgl. Rümann 64, Vanselow 28, Sammlung Borst 2924, Brieger 311; vgl. auch Bilderwelt 399 (spätere Auflage), Wegehaupt II, 57 (spätere Auflagen) und Thieme/B. 5, 282ff, WG 9. Berieben, bestoßen und an den Kanten mit Verlust von Bezugspapier; durchgehend fingerfleckig; erste 2 Bl. mit winzigem Einriß am Fuß, S. 16 mit kleinem Einriß an der Seite, S. 36 mit kleinem Loch im Rand (jeweils kein Bild- oder Textverlust); 2 Bl. mit kleinem bräunlichem Fleck im Rand; einige wenige Braunflecken; Name auf Vorderspiegel. Insgesamt für ein vielgelesenes Kinderbuch ein akzeptables Exemplar. Neben Hoffmanns "Struwwelpeter" das wohl bekannteste deutsche Kinderbuch und Buschs populärstes, zugleich eine Inkunabel der Graphic Novel (Comic), von dem in der EA nur wenige Exemplare nachweisbar sind. DE

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat am Moritzberg]
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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Washington, D.C. 1865 - 4 pages (front and back), each two-page spread measuring 10 x 15.75 inches, Camp at Washington D.C., July 13, 1865. Signed "George P. Jenny - Co. K - 4th Regt. - U.S. Vols." and written to his parents just three months after the Civil War, but while he was still in the service of the Government, in small part: ".The Regiment is now doing guard duty over the U.S. Arsenal and some of them are guards over the prisoners Dr. Mudd and O'Laughlen, and others. I did not see the execution of Herold, Mrs. Surratt and the other two but some of the soldiers did. I think the Government done the right thing and if they hang Jeff Davis they will please us better." The Lincoln conspirators were convicted on June 29, 1865 and those sentenced to death, including May Surratt and David Herold, were hanged on July 7th. Mary Surratt would hold the distinction of becoming the first woman executed in the United States. Dr. Mudd and Michael O'Laughlen, at the time this letter was written, were kept hooded and in chains at the U.S. Arsenal and wouldn't be transferred to Fort Jefferson in the Tortugas for another five days. On September 14, 1867, O'Laughlen contracted Yellow Fever and died nine days later; despite efforts to save him by Dr. Mudd. The good Doctor was granted a pardon for his efforts in saving the lives of staff and inmates during the epidemic and was released from prison on March 1, 1869. Letters referring to the incarceration of the Lincoln Conspirators are rare, no matter how brief, due to the fiercely enforced gag orders instituted by the Army. Small tears along the natural folds but still in very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB]
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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1865 - 1865 Original Paperback Wisden, Facs Spine, 2nd Edition!

      Hi, This lot is an 1865 Original Paperback Wisden. It has an expertly made facsimile spine and is an original 2nd Edition Wisden. It is in Good Condition. I was proud to own this book for years (hence how I can offer it at such a low price) but I have now purchased an original with original spine-ish so my book is up for sale, the covers here have some marks, , a bit of light staining to the front cover but not inside the book. The rear cover has some wear too. The first page has a stamp from the Sydney Pardon Estate which is a nice bonus. The spine holds the book together very well and so is tightly bound. Inside the book is nice and bright and clean, a very rare book. It is quite a bit shorter than my 1864 but so is my new replacement, must have been cut fine back then.

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        Memoirs Read before the Anthropological Society of London Vol. I 1863 &1864. [with:]: 1865-1866 Vol. II

      London: published for the Anthropological Society, by Trübner and Co, 1865. First editions. 2 vols. 8vo. Original cloth. Fine. Signed by Ashley Montagu on the flyleaf. First editions. 2 vols. 8vo. Three volumes of this Society's publication (entitled Memoirs Read before the Anthropological Society of London) were published between 1865-1870); Burton contributed to the first two volumes. Volume I contains his "Notes on certain Matters connected with the Dahoman" at pp. 308-321; and volume II (pp. 292-93) contains his "Notes on an Hermaphrodite." Beautiful copies, with a fine provenance. Panzer, pp. 208-209. Provenance: Ashley Montagu

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        La Mode Illustree : Journal de la Famille. 1865

      A la Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres, Fils et Cie. 1865, Paris - Complete year for 1865. 52 weekly issues bound in one. Quarter maroon morocco over red boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Small gilt owner's name to front board. Marbled endpapers. Board edges very rubbed and boards marked. With 52 full-page hand-coloured plates. All plates complete. Numerous b&w illustrations throughout. A few sections loose. Lower half of first page of issue of 12th February excised. Hinges split but binding firm. Text in French language.

      [Bookseller: Stephen Foster - ABA ILAB & PBFA]
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        A DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT BIBLE, 1539, AND THE SIX EDITIONS OF CRANMER'S BIBLE 1540 AND 1541, printed by Grafton and Whitchurch:

      London Willis and Sotheran 1865 - 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 an 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, PLUS AN EXTRA ORIGINAL LEAF OF THE SECOND TITLE PAGE OF THE GREAT BIBLE 1540, printed in red and black, the leaf has had the margins trimmed off and has been laid down on thicker paper (see attached image). This title page is illustrated in the book, illustration ll, No. 4. FIRST EDITION 1865. Folio, approximately 420 x 275 mm, 16½ x 11 inches, title page vignette of Bishop Cranmer, small vignette of Cotham Tower on verso dedication page, decorated initials, pictorial headpieces, pages: viii, 41, (3), 51 numbered plates, 2 tables (1 folded) and 14 original leaves from the Bibles described, bound in 19th century quarter leather over marbled boards, 4 gilt rules, a single small gilt ornament and gilt lettering, marbled endpapers. Just slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine, corners worn with slight loss of marbled paper, closed tear to lower inner corner of folding table, contents very clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Plate 1 is a full size reproduction in red and black of the splendid pictorial title page of the Great Byble of 1539, recto and verso, Plate 34 is a reproduction of the pictorial title to the first edition of the Authorised King James Version of 1611, both with tissue guards, the rest of plates consist, with several images per page printed red and black, of comparisons between various features of the Bibles described: engravings, ornaments, initials, headpieces, headers, Kalendars, title pages, genealogies, textual differences, etc. The 14 original leaves each have a small label pasted in the lower margin printed with the date of the Bible it is from, starting with 1539, Numbers; April 1540 St. Luke; July 1540 Judges; November 1540 Numbers; May 1541 Ezechiel; November 1541 Numbers; December 1541 Salomon; 1st issue 1611 Psalmes; 2nd issue 1611 Psalmes; 2nd issue reprints 1611 Psalmes; 1613 Job; 1617 Psalmes; 1634 Psalmes; 1640 Ezekiel. First leaf trimmed at the top with loss of part of heading, otherwise all 14 original leaves in very good state. "Most copies (of the Great Bibles of 1539-41) appear to be mixed; doubtless, many copies were originally issued in this state. The problem is further complicated by the fact that certain leaves of some editions were reprinted, apparently because the supply of these particular leaves had run short and they were required to complete copies then being made up. Fry attempted to ascertain what leaves properly belonged to each edition and to make a list of the 'reprinted leaves' . his work remains a monument of painstaking research". Herbert, The English Bible 1525-1961, page 25-26. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        La Vuelta al Mundo. Viajes interesantes y Novísimos por todos los países con los grabados por los mejores artístas

      Gaspar y Roig, Madrid 1865 - 1865-1868. 6 tomos en formato folio menor. El tomo I es 2º edición, el resto son primeras. 374 p. 1 h, 372 p. 2 h., 358 p. 1 h., 369 p. 2 h., 380 p. 2 h., 454 p. 2 h. Obra profusamente ilustrada. con algunos manchitas de óxido. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria García Prieto]
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