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        L.a.f., non datata (ma 1865)

      1865. 2 pp. in-8, vergate al recto ed al verso. «Caro Cecchino (?), A Montepulciano andai nel 1829. Sono dunque 36 anni. Non posso rammentarmi di tutti i miei scritti d'epoca così remota. Io so che il Vicario Martini mi propose fare domanda perché mi fosse concesso il ritorno, ed io negai; attesi il minuto col piè nella staffa, e me ne andai. Non è possibile il carteggio che si dice. E bada che l'articolo dice:-Supplicante al Granduca..Dunque dov'è la supplica al Granduca? Questa deve uscire fuori:-No, no: venga fuori quello che hanno: infami sono, sempre. Insisti o fuori la supplica o ritrattazione..». La lettera va riferita ad una tarda polemica politico-giornalistica circa una presunta supplica che il Guerrazzi avrebbe inoltrato al Granduca nel periodo dell'esilio di Montepulciano (durante il quale incontrò Mazzini ed aderì al suo programma politico). Va ricordato che Guerrazzi partecipò, ai moti toscani del '31 (che gli costarono la relegazione all'Elba) e del '48-'49, ricoprendo la carica di Dittatore (per i quali subì prima la carcerazione e poi l'esilio in Corsica). F.D.Guerrazzi (Livorno 1804-1873), fu uomo politico e scrittore famoso per i suoi romanzi storici.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        Autograph letter signed "L. Ds."

      3 pp. of a bifolium. Small octavo. Dated "Thursday morning." In French (with translation). Delibes would like to see his friend to discuss some issue of importance. He also mentions several prominent musical figures in Paris: the baritone Jacques Bouhy; Philippe Gille, the co-librettist of Delibes's opera, Lakmé; Halanzier, a director at the Paris Opera; and Léon Carvalho, director of the Opéra-Comique. "In spite of everything, Carvalho wants all the same to go ahead and at full steam... When one speaks to him of waiting... he jumps to the ceiling and does not accept any hesitation. This is very embarrassing." Slightly worn and creased. "Outside the theatre (for which Delibes wrote nearly all his music) his most notable work was as a composer of choruses, now undeservedly neglected. His output of songs was relatively small and that of instrumental and church music almost negligible. His cantata Alger (1865) attracted much attention at the time but has lain in obscurity since. Despite his poor record at the Conservatoire his workmanship was of the highest order; he had a natural gift for harmonic dexterity and a sure sense of orchestral colour, and nothing in his music is out of place. He was a disciplined composer, and it is tempting to see in the exquisite pastiche dances that he composed in 1882 for Hugo's Le roi s'amuse not just a sharp ear for style but a genuine feeling for the world of 17th-century French classicism, later to be espoused with such ardour by Saint-Saëns, d'Indy and Debussy." Hugh Macdonald in Grove Music Online.

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        A FANCY GROUP, In FRONT Of PETERSBURG No 76 [of Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War] August, 1864

      511 7th St., Washington [D. C.]: A. Gardner, 1865. Albumen photograph affixed to printed mounting board bearing title and publication information. The whole matted and encased in a brown wood frame with black borders. Light spotting, minor soil and faint damp-staining to photograph; light soil to mounting board; image somewhat yellowed, as to be expected. We note a few minor flaws in the plate, which can be found in the glass negative. Light wear and occasional scuffing to frame. Number and date of image obscured by matting, though typically found in the lower margin and presumed to do so here as well. VG overall.. Photograph: 7" x 9". Frame: 15-1/2" x 18-1/2" A photograph of Union General Orlando B. Willcox and his staff gathered outside his tent for a cockfight. Two African American camp servants (kneeling) are about to release the two chickens, while the soldiers sit or stand in a rough semi-circle, drinking, smoking cigars and smiling; two soldiers hold small whips, presumably to spur the birds on during the upcoming fight. The photograph was taken by David Knox, a photographer for Alexander Gardner's Washington gallery, during the early months of General Grant's ten-month siege of Petersburg, which began in June 1864. Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War, a two-volume compendium of 100 albumen photographs, is quite rare, with the latest set found at auction selling for nearly six figures. This photograph a much more affordable option, and one of only eight images in the Sketch Book depicting African Americans.

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        BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG. - Wilhelm I. - Schmidt, F. v. (Hrsg). König Wilhelm von Württemberg in seinen ländlichen Beschäftigungen.

      Stgt., Ebner und Seubert 1865 - 43 x 30 cm. 2 Bl., 40 S. Mit farblithogr. Titel, 13 farblithogr. Tafeln, 1 farblithogr. Textvignette und 12 Holzstichen nach A. Braith und J. Schnorr. OLdr. mit Reliefpräg. und Goldschnitt. Heyd 2773. - Prachtvolle Publikation mit den schönen Ansichten in Farblithographie. Die Tafeln zeigen die Gestüte Scharnhausen, Klein-Hohenheim und Weil jeweils mit Pferden im Vordergrund, die Meiereien Schloß Monrepos, Rosenstein und Favorite- Park mit Schafen, Rindern und Ziegen, ferner Ansichten vom Schloß und Park Rosenstein (3) und der Wilhelma (4, davon 1 Grundriß), meist mit Personenstaffage. - Wilhelm I. Friedrich Karl (1781 - 1864), König von Württemberg hat sich den Namen eines Königs der Landwirtschaft erworben, auch beim Weinbau hat er für deutliche Verbesserungen gesorgt. Seine Araberhengste sind noch heute berühmt, aus seiner "Landwirtschaftlichen Unterrichts-, Versuch- und Musteranstalt" in Hohenheim wurde die spätere Universität und seine Wilhelma zum heutigen Zoologischen-Garten. - Einband beschabt und bestoßen, ohne die 8 Messingbuckel und das Porträt-Medaillon auf dem Vorderdeckel. Titel zweimal gestempelt. Stellenweise leicht stock- und gering fingerfleckig.

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        Notices et extraits des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque impériale et autres bibliothèques publiées par l'Institut impérial de la France faisant suite aux notices et extraits lus au Comité établi dans l'Académie des inscriptions et belles lettres. Tome dix-huitième, seconde partie: papyrus grecs du Louvre et de la Bibliothèque impériale: planches

      Paris: Imprimerie Impériale, 1865. Large folio, unpaged; 52 color double-paged plates; later 19th-century tan cloth with the Inner Temple Library crest embossed in gilt on upper cover with their engraved bookplate on front pastedown; recently rebacked, hinges reinforced; soil spots throughout not affecting illustrations. Plate volume only.

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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        The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels.

      Richard Bentley., London. 1865 - xiv + 511 [1] pp, illustrated. Scattered foxing ( quite heavy to prelims ) Very good hardback in slightly rubbed, ornately decorated, full, red, morocco. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Menorat ha-Ma'or = The Menorah Lamp

      Vilnius, Lithuania: Bi-defus Yosef Re'uven bar Menahem Man Rom 1865 - 783 pp. In Hebrew. Two volumes in one. rebound as hardcover in brown buckram, 1st 5 & last 5 leaves had some part of margins missing & have been repaired, 1st 2 leaves rebound to book block, writing on 2nd title page, some foxing (age spots) & staining [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [2] pp. Completely in neat ink manuscript, lined paper. Letterhead of the Pennsylvania Branch of the American Freedmen's Union Commission at 111 Sansom Street, Philadelphia. including the names of its officers. Old folds, a few expert repairs of fold splits [no loss]. Very Good. The American Freedmen's Union Commission, organized in New York in 1865, sought "to aid the people of the South without distinction of race or color." It merged with the American Freedmen's Aid Commission in 1866 and later included branches from several states. The Commission worked closely with the United States Freedmen's Bureau [officially the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands], The subject land, originally owned by William Davis Jr., had been seized early in the war by Confederates; it was later confiscated by the Union. John T. Davis and Isaac Hartshorne, Davis's heirs, sought to reclaim the land. Captain Lacey, Superintendent of the Freedman's Bureau overseeing the return of abandoned lands near Lynchburg, required proof of their loyalty in order to obtain title. Coates's Letter to General Howard of the Freedman's Bureau sought to garner this needed proof. The land was returned around 1870. By the early 1870s the land was annexed by the City of Lynchburg, divided into two-acre blocks, and occupied by many former slaves. Among the African-Americans purchasers were Wilson J. Brown, a tobacco factory worker; Daniel Groggin, a gardener; Winston Calloway, a tobacco factory worker who erected a building used as a local market; and William Jacob Calloway, a tobacco factory worker who built a large grocery store, one of the neighborhood's first African American owned businesses. ["Pierce Street Historic District," National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, OMB No. 1024-0018, VDHR #118-5238, accessed on the web site of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.] Benjamin Coates [1808-1887], owner of a Philadelphia publishing firm and a member of Haverford College's governing board, was a staunch abolitionist and a founder or active member of the Friends of the Freedmen Bureau, the Pennsylvania Abolition Society [serving as vice-president], the Union Benevolent Association, the Institute for Colored Youth, the American Colonization Society, the American Freedmen's Aid Commission, the American Freedmen's Union Commission. He worked for nearly forty years with Joseph Jenkins Roberts on the colonization issue; Roberts was a free-born Negro from Virginia who emigrated to Liberia and became its first and seventh president. General Oliver O. Howard [1818-1909] commanded a brigade at First Bull Run, lost his right arm at the Battle of Seven Pines, returned to fight at Second Manassas, and later at the Battle of Antietam. An abolitionist and proponent of Negro suffrage, President Lincoln appointed him Commissioner of the newly formed Freedman's Bureau in 1865. He founded Howard University, an all-black college in Washington, D.C., and was its president from 1869-1874. Isaac Hartshorne [1827-1900], born in Philadelphia, married Anne E. Stabler, the daughter of Robinson Stabler of Lynchburg, Virginia. Isaac moved to Maryland in 1847 as a farmer and country storekeeper. He was an original incorporator and a director of the Savings Institution of Sandy Spring, formed in 1868; a director of the Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Montgomery County for 36 years; and an agent for the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company of Philadelphia in the 1870s. ["Death of Isaac Hartshorne," The Sun, Baltimore, MD, December 20, 1900; Farquhar: ANNALS OF SANDY SPRING, 1895- 1909, VOL. III, FOURTEEN YEARS' HISTORY OF A RURAL COMMUNITY IN MARYLAND, Vol. 3, 1909, pages 154-6.]

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      [N.p., but Petersburg, Va.], 1865. [1]pp. on plain paper. Light old fold lines, a few starting closed tears neatly repaired, minor creasing, light toning from previous matting. Overall very good. A momentous original document involving one of the pivotal final moments of the American Civil War, the Fall of Richmond. An original telegraph, written entirely in the hand of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, to be sent to Major General Godfrey Weitzel near Richmond. The text of the letter, written by Grant in pencil in the early morning hours of April 3, 1865, instructs General Weitzel to seize control of Richmond. By 8:15am that morning, Weitzel reported to Grant that he had done so, capturing Richmond and concluding one of the major strategic victories of the War, one that led directly to General Robert E. Lee's surrender just six days later. The text of the letter reads, in full: "Apr 3d 1865 Maj. Gen. Weitzel, A[rmy of the]. J[ames]. "I do not doubt but you will march into Richmond unopposed. Take possession of the City, establish guards and preserve order until I get there. Permit no man to leave town after you get possession. The Army here will endeavor to cut off the retreat of the enemy. U.S. Grant Lt. Gen." Grant's orders here are the culmination of the nine- month siege of Petersburg and Richmond, during which Grant pounded the city of Petersburg, a critical supply depot for the Confederate forces, and absolutely essential for Lee's continuing efforts to defend Virginia. The Confederate capital of Richmond had been under threat for most of the War, but Grant's campaign at Petersburg put the city into direct peril from the Union Army. By late Saturday, April 1, after hearing of Sheridan's lopsided victory at Five Forks, and considering the depleted state of his own forces and supplies, General Lee decided to abandon Petersburg, which he knew with absolute certainty would mean the capture of Richmond by the Union Army. On Sunday morning, April 2, Lee sent a telegram to Confederate President Jefferson Davis that read: "I advise that all preparation be made for leaving Richmond tonight." President Davis sent orders immediately to begin the departure of the Confederate government from Richmond, though he waited until almost midnight to leave himself, still convinced to the end that Lee would pull off a miracle and save the city. In the end, Davis boarded a train at 11:15pm that night, headed for Danville. Lee held out hope that by surrendering Richmond and retreating to the Carolinas, he could recover forces and supplies and continue the war for two more years in Virginia. Less than a week later, Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House. Grant also suspected that Lee planned to abandon Petersburg and Richmond, while taking some of Sheridan's forces down in the process. As a result, Grant ordered an all-out assault of Petersburg over the weekend of April 1-2, and by Sunday morning, he had forced Lee's decision to retreat from Virginia, largely due to Sheridan's victory that Saturday on Lee's southwestern flank. Grant wasted no time in taking Richmond, cabling to Weitzel early Monday morning in the present letter to take possession of the Confederate capital. The "retreat of the enemy" Grant mentions here refers to Lee's forces fleeing from Petersburg. When General Weitzel marched into Richmond early on the morning of April 3, immediately after receiving the text of this telegram, he met little resistance, but found the city in flames. Weitzel's troops worked to put out the conflagration started by the burning of documents and military stores by the retreating Confederate government and military, and just over five hours later, the federal troops were able to put out the fires. After four years of threats by the Union Army, Richmond was quiet. A remarkable historical document, in the hand of the Commander-in-Chief of the Union Armies, Ulysses S. Grant, as he wrote it out to be transmitted to Weitzel on the very morning of the Fall of Richmond. The document has been held in the Bingham family of New York for generations, and was only recently unearthed in their attic along with other contemporary Grant material.

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        A FANCY GROUP, In FRONT Of PETERSBURG. No. 76 [of Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War]. August, 1864.

      511 7th St., Washington [D. C.]: A. Gardner, (1865). Photograph: 7" x 9". Frame: 15-1/2" x 18-1/2" Light spotting, minor soil and faint damp-staining to photograph; light soil to mounting board; image somewhat yellowed, as to be expected. We note a few minor flaws in the plate, which can be found in the glass negative. Light wear and occasional scuffing to frame. Number and date of image obscured by matting, though typically found in the lower margin and presumed to do so here as well. VG overall.

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        The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of The Sacraments, and Other Rites & Ceremonies of The Church,...

      1 vol., 5" x 3-3/8", two silk page markers. Bound in full brown morocco, raised bands, gilt title to spine, covers blind tooled in a Romanesque style, blind tooled dentelles, goffered edges, chased brass corner pieces, with the original clasp.

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        Our Mutual Friend

      FIRST EDITION. 2 volumes bound as one, illustrated by Marcus Stone. Bound in contemporary 1/2 tan calf, raised bands, gilt lettered maroon morocco spine label, marbled edges, plates clean and bright, a nice clean copy.

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        Our Mutual Friend. With Illustrations by Marcus Stone.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. FIRST EDITION, bound from the parts. 2 volumes, octavo, pp.[i]-xii; 320; [viii]; 309; [1, publisher's imprint]. With 40 engraved plates. Half titles present. Bound, as usual without adverts, in original full dark green pebble-grained morroco, extra gilt, with marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.Attractive pictorial bookplate to pastedown. Light and occasional spotting, marginal dampmark to first frontis, bindings quite fresh. A bright, near fine set. 'Our Mutual Friend,' written in the years 1864-65, is the last completed novel written by Charles Dickens, and concerns money, and what money can make of life. Preceding Dickens' final crime-based work 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood', this novel also features elements of intrigue and suspense; John Harmon, a wealthy young heir, is supposed drowned and in a case of mistaken identity his estate is passed to Boffin, a former servant of his father. John must infiltrate the Boffin household and gain their trust and friendship in order to regain his fortune. Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).

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        Les Douze Mois Par Édouard Lièvre.

      Landscape 4to. Original green cloth-backed darker green pebble-grain publisher's cloth with a rococo panel and title lettering in gilt; ff. [13], interleaved with blank guards; with a title-page printed in black, gilt, and russet and 12 fine and glorious handcoloured lithographs representing the months of the year, printed on a warm beige ground with wide margins (each 100 x 75mm) titled in the plate, depicting children dressed in adult costumes as artists, peasants, jockeys, train travellers, huntsmen and even staggering drunk from a beer festival; a very good example of a scarce item with abrasion, and some shelf-wear, to board edges and rubbing to corners and cracking to upper hinge, but otherwise interanlly near fine, with some offsetting to endpapers but otherwise crisp and remarkably fresh, without even a suggestion of toning or spotting; very scarce. First edition. Only 2 copies located online, both on WorldCat (Indiana State and New York Public Library); no additional copies listed on KVK, or appearing on the commercial market at the time of cataloguing.

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        The Book of Were-Wolves: Being an Account of a Terrible Superstition

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1865. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Scarce. First Edition. Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was a prolific writer, priest, and an eclectic scholar. He considered collecting folk songs and lore to be among his greatest achievements. His studies of folklore led him to delve into the study of werewolves and why superstitions about lycanthropy persisted over the ages in so many cultures. In addition to providing a history of the subject in this book. he also recounts in detail the story of the Maréchal de Retz, who was executed in 1440 for the serial murders of children but was also suspected of being a werewolf. This work is one of the most frequently cited studies on the subject. Bound in the original red publisher's cloth with ornate gilt title to spine and gilt ornament with figure of a wolf on the front cover. This book has been rebacked with the original cloth spine laid down. The spine is faded with minor chipping along top and bottom edges. Minor rubbing to gilt on cover. There is chipping to the cloth on the corners of the boards, and some soiling, but still quite nice. The interior pages are clean and bright overall with light foxing to the first and last few pages, and occasional light smudge marks and spots throughout. Some ragged fore-edges. With a striking frontispiece engraving of a werewolf attacking a man. Very good condition. 266 pages plus 2 pages of advertisements. OCC/041717.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA CARACATURE Antique, Au Moyen Age Et Sous La Renaissance, Moderne, Sous La Reforme Et La Ligue - Louis XIII A Louis XVI, Sous La Republique L'Empire Et La Restauration. Five volumes.

      E. Dentu, Paris, France 1865 - Five volumes similarly bound in red leather spine with marbled paper-covered boards. Antique: xxiv, 332 pages of text; 2nd edition 1867; color frontispiece and numerous in-text black & white line-drawings; excellent condition with only minor rubbing to the extremities. Au Moyen: [vi], 351 pages of text; 2nd edition 1867; color frontispiece and numerous black & white plates and in-text line-drawings; original printed orange paper wrappers bound-in; text with scattered foxing; hinges of binding quite worn and spine slightly darkened. Moderne: xx, 319 pages of text; 1st edition 1865; numerous black & white plates (by Daumier) and in-text line-drawings; original printed orange paper wrappers bound-in; text with scattered foxing; hinges of binding quite worn and spine slightly darkened. Reforme: [ii], xiv, 323 pages of text; 1st edition 1880; color frontispiece and numerous black & white plates and in-text line-drawings; original printed orange paper wrappers bound-in; text with scattered foxing; hinges of binding slightly weakened, and spine slightly darkened. Republique: [vi], 356 pages of text; 1st edition 1874; color frontispiece and numerous black & white plates and in-text line-drawings; excellent condition with only minor rubbing to the extremities and minor foxing scattered throughout text. Text is in French. A mixed edition set, attractive and complete. Size: Octavo (8vo) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Segelboote auf dem Comer See.

       1865. Lavierte Kohlezeichnung. Links unten signiert und datiert: \"Anton Melbye 1865\". Auf leichtem Karton. 19,4 x 27,9 cm. Malerisch angelegte Komposition des dänischen Marinemalers. Melbye besuchte 1838 die Akademie, unternahm Reisen nach Marokko, Paris und Konstantinopel. Er lebte später abwechselnd in Kopenhagen, Hamburg und Paris. Neben seinen virtuosen Marinegemälden entstanden gerade in seinen späten Jahren viele stimmungsvolle Kohlezeichnungen. - Insgesamt leicht gebräunt. Ecken rückseitig fest aufgelegt. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Anton Melbye, Marinemalerei, Landschaftsmalerei 19. Jahrhundert, Original Handzeichnungen

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        A Collection of Photographs (Cartes-de-Visite) Thirty British Jurists

      1865. Photographs of Distinguished Nineteenth-Century British Jurists [Photographs]. [British Judges and Lawyers]. Photographs (Cartes-de-Visite) of Thirty Distinguished British Jurists Dating From The Second Half of the Nineteenth Century. London and Surrey, c. 1865-c.1875. Thirty cartes-de-visite, in good condition, from various studios, mounted on lightly album sheets housed in mylar folders, biographical sketches photocopied from the Dictionary of National Biography on facing pages. Items housed in an archival folder. * A useful assemblage of images depicting some of the most distinguished members of the English bench in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Of the thirty, twenty-nine are clearly identified either in print on the image mount, or in manuscript on the verso. One is unidentified. Each image is accompanied on the facing page by a photocopy of the complete entry for its subject found in the Dictionary of National Biography. The majority issue from the London Stereoscopic Co.; others from the Surrey Photographic Co., Guilford; Maull & Co., London; and John & Charles Watkins, London. The identified subjects are: Richard Paul Amphlett, judge, [1809-1883]; Sir Thomas Dickson Archibald, judge [1817-1876]; Sir Richard Baggallay, judge, [1816-1888] (no biography present); Sir James Bacon, judge [1798-1895]; Richard Bethel, lord chancellor [1800-1873]; Cohn Blackburn, judge [1813-1896]; William Bovill, judge [1814-1873]; George William Bramwell, judge [1808-1892]; William Baliol Brett, judge [1815-1899]; Hugh McCalmont Cairns, lord chancellor [1819-1885]; Sir Anthony Cleasby, judge [1804-1879]; Sir Alexander Cockburn, lord chief justice of England [1802-1880]; Robert Porrett Collier, judge [1817-1886]; Sir Henry Cotton, judge [1821-1892]; Sir William Ventris Field, judge, [1813-1907]; Sir Edward Fry, judge [1827-1918]; Sir George Markham Giffard, lord justice of appeal [1813-1870]; Sir William Robert Grove, judge [1811-1896]; Sir Charles Hall, vice chancellor [1814-1883]; Sir Henry Hawkins, judge [1817-1907]; Sir William Milbourne James, lord justice [1807-1881]; Sir Henry Singer Keating, judge [1804-1888]; Sir Richard Malins, judge [1805-1882]; Sir George Mellish, lord justice of appeal [1814-1877]; David Richard Pigot, chief baron of exchequer in Ireland [1797-1873]; Sir Charles Edward Pollock, judge [

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        Die Spielkarten der Weigel'schen Sammlung.

      Leipzig, Weigel, 1865. - Folio, circa 41 x 30,3 cm. 45 SS., 1Bl., mit 8 (3 kolorierten) Tafeln in Holzschnitt und Kupferstich Original-Halbleinen mit Deckeltitel "Hargrave 374. Legendärer Sammlungskatalog, in nur 100 Exemplaren gedruckt. Aus dem Vorwort: "In der nachstehend beschriebenen Sammlung welche 19 Nummern mit 219 Blättern fast sämmtlich unbekannter Spielkarten umfasst, bieten wir einen wichtigen Beitrag sowohl zur Geschichte des Kartenspiels, als auch zur Geschichte der Druckkunst." - Theodor Oswald Weigel (1812-1881) übernahm das bedeutende Antiquariat seines Vaters Johann August Gottlob im Jahr 1838, ab 1865 wurde es von Arnold Kuczynski geleitet. Der legendäre "Katalog frühester Erzeugnisse der Druckerkunst" von 1872 enthält dann ebenfalls Spielkarten - der vorliegende in nur 100 Exemplaren ist weitaus seltener. " "- Etwas berieben, aussen angestaubt, innen mit nur wenigen matten Fleckchen, meist jedoch sauber, unbeschnitten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Panthéon des illustrations francaises au XIX. siècle... publié sous la direction de Victor Frond.

      Abel Pilon, Lemercier, 1865. In-folio (cm. 39), pp. 200 circa complessive. Con 40 splendidi ritratti litografici su carta di Cina applicati alle tavole. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle e percallina rossa, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Piatti inquadrati a secco con titoli centrali. Tagli dorati. Esemplare fresco, a carte candide ed in perfetto stato di conservazione. Bella serie di ritratti dei principali personaggi della vita culturale e politica francese ottocentesca. La qualità della litografia è di sorprendente bellezza; vi è poi da notare che tutti i ritratti sono stati eseguiti da fotografie dei maggiori fotografi del tempo (Nadar, Meyer et Pierson, Bisson, P. Petit, Carjat, Trinquart, ecc.). Ciascun ritratto è accompagnato da una pagina con note biografiche ed una pagina di autografo. Fra i personaggi ritratti: Arago, Berlioz, E. Delacroix, Gavarni, Victor Hugo, Ingres, Lamartine, Lesseps, Meyerbeer, George Sand, ecc.

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        Album von Barmen - Erinnerungsblätter gezeichnet und lithographiert von Robert Geissler

      Barmen : Glaser. 1865 19x14 cm. 12 Blatt, Titel. OLwd-Flügelmappe mit Gold- und Blindprägung (II : Rücken der Mappe leicht gedunkelt und mit winzigem Einriß am oberen Kapital, Titel und Tafeln am Blattrand leicht stockfleckig, gutes Exemplar) - Immanuels Kirche / Johannis Kirche / Wichlinghausen / Rathaus / Hoehere Toechterschule / Unterbarmer Kirche / Missionshaus / Restauration und Denkmal in den Anlagen / Uferstrasse / Bahnhofstrasse, Vereinshaus, Gymnasium & Realschule / Theater / Hoehere u. Niedere Gewerbeschule - ZUSTAND : Betrifft nur die Bücher mit der Nummer 300000 bis 330000 (II) gut erhaltenes Exemplar, auffällige kleine Mängel, die den peniblen Sammler stören könnten, sind angegeben. Versand D: 4,75 EUR [Photographie / Fotographie / Heimat- u. Familiengeschichte]

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        The New York Herald.

      15 April 1865., New York: - Newspaper, disbound, 23" x 16", 8 pp. Probably removed, dbd, minor staining and browning, a little creasing and fading; otherwise very good.This is an early report under the heading "Important Assassination of President Lincoln." This is the second morning edition with the 3 a.m. update from Edward Stanton, the Secretary of War, which indicates Lincoln was still alive, but in very bad shape. The article describes John Wilkes Booth, "the actor", as the alleged assassin of the president. It describes how Booth entered Lincoln's box and after shooting him, stating "Sic semper tyranis" before he leaped on to the stage. This report gives considerable detail about the how Washington reacted to the news, and the scene at Lincoln's deathbed. There is also a good deal of coverage of the assassination attempt on Secretary of State, William Seward. This paper represents an important piece of American history.

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      New York: J.C. Haney & Co., 1865. - [2],4,[7]-118,[1]pp. Original salmon-colored printed pictorial wrappers. Spine perished, some chipping and wear to wrappers. Light dampstaining to first and last few leaves. Minor scattered foxing. Still, very good. "ROGUES AND ROGUERIES is a book that will interest everybody. No one need be imposed upon or victimized if he will only read this volume carefully. It is written in a readable style and is both entertaining and instructive." Includes chapters on lotteries, policy dealers, matrimonial advertisements, fortune telling ("The Witches of New York"), hackmen, pickpockets, quacks, gamblers, professional beggars, and more. With illustrations to highlight the author's point. SABIN 72772.

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        Pair of Autograph Letters, written while emigrating West 1865 to his brother Robert, Patterson's Mills, Washington Co., Pennsylvania

      two letters, octavo, 8 pages, accompanied by original mailing envelopes, old folds, in very good, clean, legible condition. Letters written while on the road describing his overland journey west: Rock Bluff, February 9, 1865 "...We had a good trip until we got to St. Joseph and from there to Nebraska City a pretty hard one. We left Steubenville at twelve o'clock on Monday and went from there up to Rochester there got a through ticket to Chicago...and left there at twelve that night we got to St. Joseph about ten o'clock Thursday morning ... we then hired a wagon to come to Nebraska City there was nine of us six Dutch four men two women and a baby they stopped at a little town down the river apiece below Nebraska City. It rained the night before we left St. Joe and the first day it was awful muddy we had two mules and two horses and nearly stuck. The first night after we left it froze up hard and then we had the roughest ride ever I had...then we hired a buggy to come up to Rock Bluff...the Indians have been very bad on the plains this winter they burnt Jewelsburg not long ago and have killed a great many. I saw a man that had three arrows shot into him. But the trouble may be all settled before Spring..." Bitter Creek Aug. 24th, 1865 "...We are still about two hundred and twenty-five miles from Salt Lake City and in the roughest country I ever saw. There is no grass in these parts and no water fit to use. We have had very hard traveling for some time the sand and dust is half way to the hub in some places. We have had tolerable fair wether [sic] on the trip it was right cold at night coming through the mountains and very hot in day time. We saw plenty of snow the beginning of August coming through Bridgers pass. We had hard work to keep warm at night but with two Buffalo robes, two blanket and three overcoats we got along. We had a gay old time with the Indians coming up pole creek the first we saw of them we had just crossed a creek and the two rear wagons had stuck in a mud hole when they came yelling and whooping down over the bluff. We being taken by surprise had to leave the two wagons. They took the covers off, and took clothes and blankets, belonging to three of the boys also their pistols which were in the wagons and about one hundred and twenty dollars ... besides some other provisions. But we corralled the rest of the wagons and drove them away. I had my pleasure of trying my gun on them... We traveled on then for a few days without seeing anymore but when we got pretty near to the station at Little Laramie we saw it was on fire and the red devils were prancing around there at a great rate. We corralled and went down we found two wagons deserted, some of the cattle killed, and an old lady of about seventy years of age lying on the road with an arrow shot into her , her throat cut from ear to ear, her scalp taken and a spear hole in her side, up the road a piece there was another woman scalped her throat cut her arms and legs cut off and her body cut open, they also burnt three wagons there and killed several men , cutting them all to pieces. I saw one man who was out hunting at the time of the attack he had a Henry rifle...he was attacked by nineteen Indians he shot five ponies, killed three Indians and wounded three others and got safe back to camp..." Scarce letters written on the trail describing some of the vicissitudes of western emigration.

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        Essays on Woman's Work.

      London: Alexander Strahan, 1865 - Small octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front board ruled in black and gilt, rear board ruled in blind, dark green endpapers, edges uncut. With the publisher's catalogue to rear. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Light rubbing to extremities, spine faded, a few spill-burns to front board, nick to bottom edge of p. 55, faint dampstain to lower corner of p. 113, short tear near gutter of p. 225, a few small spots; a very good copy. First edition of this collection of ten essays, considered Parkes's final "public contribution to the women's movement" (ODNB). Pioneering feminist and journalist Elizabeth [Bessie] Rayner Parkes, granddaughter of philosopher and scientist Joseph Priestley, established the English Woman's Journal in 1855 with Barbara Leigh Bodichon Smith. Parkes was the major single contributor to the Journal as well as its editor, and many of the works in this edition were first published in the periodical. Parkes belonged to the first women's group which fought for voting rights, sponsored the Married Women's Property Act of 1870, and counted a number of literary figures in her close circle of friends, including George Eliot, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Emerson, Thackeray, and Ruskin. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Columbia's noblest Sons

      New York: Henry & William Vought, 1865. unbound. Uncolored lithograph. Sheet measures 18.25" x 22.25 This commemorative patriotic lithograph by Henry and William Vought was issued following President Lincoln's assassination in April 1865. The portraits of each appear on the two sides with the Declaration of Independence below Washington and the Emancipation Proclamation below Lincoln. In the center is Columbia, the allegorical female personifying Liberty, is dressed in classical garb and a Phrygian cap, holding a laurel wreath above both men.<br><br>The two portraits are surrounded by vignettes that depict scenes from the lives of Washington and Lincoln. These include the Boston Tea Party, the singing of the Declaration of Independence, and the Yorktown surrender one the side of Washington. Lincoln is surrounded by scenes from the firing on Fort Sumter, Progress - the Monitor encountering two wooden ships, and his arrival in Richmond. Liberty's right foot rests on a Lion, while an eagle is seen behind her left leg, with the cannons of war and the broken shackles of slavery surrounding them.<br><br>The print is in good condition with minor foxing and loss near edges, with verso repairs and lined. The whole has been lined with archival paper. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1865 by Henry & William Vought. Printed by Chr. Kimmel & Forster.

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        BELLE BOYD IN CAMP AND PRISON With an Introduction by a Friend of the South

      London: Saunders, Otley, and Co., 1865. First edition. Hardcover. New leather spine, corners, and endpapers, frontispiece foxed, scattered foxing to text, very good. 2 volumes in 1; small octavo, recent black morocco spine and corners and vintage marbled boards, xi, 291; xv, 280 pp., engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Rare first edition of the first-person account of Confederate spy Isabella Maria (Belle) Boyd (1844-1900). For some reason treated dismissively by Wright Howes in his U.S.iana bibliography ("Autobiography of an adventuress and bogus Confederate heroine"), Boyd's lurid narrative is supported by the contemporary press's accounts of her activities, her numerous arrests, and at least 2 imprisonments. She married the Union naval officer (Sam Hardinge) who helped her escape to Canada and from there to England. The author lived in London from 1864-1869 and her book was published there first, a New York edition following close after. Howes H190.

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        Bouts rimés

      - Librairie du Petit Journal, Paris 1865, 12x18,5cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in mezzo angoli bordeaux marocco, liscio di nuovo con una cartuccia d'oro impreziosita da arabeschi dorati, data e luogo di coda dorata, ruote tappi freddo, cornice dorata sul piatto carta marmorizzata, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, due angoli leggermente urtato, due piccole tacche sui bordi senza gravità, copertine conservato, scrivendo con una penna sul vincolante la prima e l'ultima guardia, alto bordo dorato. Firmato autografo dall'autore su un foglietto. Alcuni foxing minore.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin bordeaux à coins, dos lisse orné d'un cartouche doré agrémenté d'arabesques dorées, date et lieu dorés en queue, roulettes à froid sur les coiffes, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, deux coins légèrement émoussés, deux petits accrocs sans gravité sur les tranches, couvertures conservées, inscription au stylo bille sur les première et dernière gardes de la reliure, tête dorée. Envoi autographe signé d'Alexandre Dumas sur un feuillet. Quelques petites rousseurs.  

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        Letters to Various Persons.

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields,, 1865. Octavo. Original purple diamond-patterned cloth, titles to spine gilt, brown coated endpapers, boards blocked in blind with eight-point cornerpieces and central wreath. With a later cloth protector. A superb copy, tight and fresh. First edition in the binding variant A, described in BAL as presumably the earliest of a number of styles, and cloth type Z. This volume compiles a large number of letters written by Thoreau to correspondents such as his wife, his sister, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with nine poems. An exceptional copy, Thoreau's books are rarely found in such beautiful condition.

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        HISTOIRE DE LA CARACATURE Antique, Au Moyen Age Et Sous La Renaissance, Moderne, Sous La Reforme Et La Ligue - Louis XIII A Louis XVI, Sous La Republique L'Empire Et La Restauration. Five volumes.

      Paris, France: E. Dentu, 1865. Five volumes similarly bound in red leather spine with marbled paper-covered boards. Antique: xxiv, 332 pages of text; 2nd edition 1867; color frontispiece and numerous in-text black & white line-drawings; excellent condition with only minor rubbing to the extremities. Au Moyen: [vi], 351 pages of text; 2nd edition 1867; color frontispiece and numerous black & white plates and in-text line-drawings; original printed orange paper wrappers bound-in; text with scattered foxing; hinges of binding quite worn and spine slightly darkened. Moderne: xx, 319 pages of text; 1st edition 1865; numerous black & white plates (by Daumier) and in-text line-drawings; original printed orange paper wrappers bound-in; text with scattered foxing; hinges of binding quite worn and spine slightly darkened. Reforme: [ii], xiv, 323 pages of text; 1st edition 1880; color frontispiece and numerous black & white plates and in-text line-drawings; original printed orange paper wrappers bound-in; text with scattered foxing; hinges of binding slightly weakened, and spine slightly darkened. Republique: [vi], 356 pages of text; 1st edition 1874; color frontispiece and numerous black & white plates and in-text line-drawings; excellent condition with only minor rubbing to the extremities and minor foxing scattered throughout text. Text is in French. A mixed edition set, attractive and complete.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Rare signed handwritten note concerning financial matters between Brady and New York photographer Charles D. Fredricks

      New York, New York, November 25, [1865]. 5" x 8". "Rare Autograph Note Signed “B” in pencil in upper blank margin of unsigned Autograph Letter of Elijah L. Cook, nephew of pioneer photographer Charles D. Fredricks, 4p, 5” x 8”. 587 Broadway, N.Y., November 25 [1865].At the end of the Civil War, the interest in battlefield photographs waned and Brady suffered a number of financial setbacks.Brady writes in full: “You will notice by the words underlined that the money was to have been handed to Mrs Fredricks – that is why I sent it to him instead of Mrs F direct. B.” Underlining of words in purple ink most probably by Brady.In part, “Dear Brady: My desire was to have written you before but have had those d—n chills several times since your letter of the 16th was recd which was not until the 21st as I was too unwell to come to town. My Uncle before he sailed spoke to me of the note and told me how to act about it. the money is to be given to my Aunt by me for her household expenses in addition to what my uncle sends her. And now I’ll tell you how you can arrange it, as I have read your letter to her. If you send on the interest and $200- (more if you can) to me on or before the (5th) fifth of Dec. it will be credited on the old note and a receipt given you for it. (She has left the whole thing to me as she says I know more about it than she does) the balance you can pay in two or three months, so much per month – as you can afford it. of course the more the better … I would like to postpone my marriage for 2 months if it were possible, as it would give me a chance to settle up with Funston, when there is considerable due me, and also to get my money from our old artillery Brigade of which, thank God, there is now a chance … We are to be married down in the Country. I would like to have you & wife come on if you could, but it will be a very quiet affair. I shall begin to send out Cards about the 8th. Keep all this to yourself…”From 1855-1875, the studio of Charles D. Fredricks (1823-1894) at 585-587 Broadway operated as Fredricks Photographic Temple of Art, the largest and most stylish photographic gallery in New York City. In 1859, Fredricks introduced cartes de visite photographs to the United States and became the American agent of French photographer F.R. Grumel, inventor of the photograph album. Fredricks brought suits against anyone who infringed upon Grumel’s patent. He also supplied photographic templates for the illustrations in “Frank Leslie's Illustrated,” the first periodical that made pictures its selling point. When his studio was destroyed by fire in 1875, Fredricks relocated to 770 Broadway."

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      [Washington, 1865. [9]pp. Quarto, on folded folio sheets. Old fold lines, negligible wear. Very good plus. A brief biography of the military career of William Hemsely Emory (1811-1887), beginning with his graduation from West Point and ending with his actions in the Shenandoah Valley and command of the 19th Corps, at which time he was promoted to Major General. It includes many detailed descriptions of his actions during the war. Written in a clipped, efficient style, but unsigned, it was most likely prepared under Emory's direction. One addition is in a different hand, highlighting his capture of the first Texas prisoners taken during the war. Emory was a soldier, surveyor, and cartographer, best known for his work on the surveying the boundary between the United States and Mexico. After retiring from the military in 1831, he rejoined the newly formed Corps of Topographical Engineers in 1838. "Early in this service he brought the Midwest surveys (1836-1840) of Joseph Nicollet to publication form as a map, 'Hydrological Basin of the Upper Mississippi River, from Astronomical and Barometric Observations and Surveys,' published by the U.S. Senate in 1843. The next year the senate published Emory's 'Map of Texas and the Countries Adjacent, Compiled in the Bureau of the Corps of Engineers for the State Department.' Both this map, which indicated the area claimed by the United States from Mexico on the basis of expansion of U.S. settlement to Texas and beyond, and a report by Emory, 'Memoir to Accompany the Map of Texas,' were transmitted, along with the annexation treaty, to the U.S. Senate on 29 April 1844. "From 1844 to 1846 Emory served as principal assistant on the Northeastern Boundary Survey, determining the border between the United States and the British Provinces (Canada). When war broke out between the United States and Mexico in 1846, Emory was appointed chief engineer officer and acting assistant adjutant general of the Army of the West under Colonel (later Brigadier General) Stephen Watts Kearny in the First Dragoons. In this capacity Emory was in charge of a reconnaissance party that extended Nicollet's observations in St. Louis through fifty-two astronomically determined points of latitude, and of longitude from Greenwich westward to the Pacific Ocean. This was accomplished on a line of march by way of Santa Fe and the Gila River Valley to San Diego, California, from 26 June to 11 December 1846. Emory was present when Santa Fe was taken by the Americans on 18 August, and after the army crossed the Colorado River, Emory saved Kearny's life during the battle of San Pasqual, California. Emory considered his survey completed on reaching San Diego, which was then occupied by the U.S. Navy under Commodore Robert F. Stockton. He later joined a force of Americans that marched north and captured the pueblo of Los Angeles on 9 January 1847. For his bravery in action at San Pasqual, San Gabriel, and the Plains of Mesa, Emory won two brevets. "The cartographic work of Emory and his surveying party resulted in a map, 'Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas, Rio del Norte [Rio Grande] and Rio Gila" (1847). Prior to this instrumental survey, no point on the surface of the earth between the upper Rio Grande and the Pacific Ocean had been determined with any precision. Altitude above sea level, based on readings from a syphon barometer - the first such instrument to be taken overland across the continent - was a feature of this work. NOTES OF A MILITARY RECONNOISSANCE [sic]... (1848) is Emory's narrative account of the expedition. Information from Emory's original map of the Southwest, which has been described as a work of towering significance, was used by John Charles Frémont in his map of 1848 and later by Gouverneur G. K. Warren and others. "In 1848 Emory was appointed chief astronomer on the U.S. commission to determine the boundary resulting from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848) between the United States and Mexico. Emory began surveying a line from south of San Diego eastward. During this assignment Emory was promoted to major. When the work was completed in January 1857, the United States had gained a route where a railroad, suggested by Emory, was later built - the Southern Pacific. After completing work on the U.S.- Mexico boundary, Emory reported to his regiment in Kansas and was part of the Utah expedition (1857) sent in to bring the Mormons under the laws of the United States. Emory held various commands in the West and in 1861 captured the advance guard of rebel Texas forces, which helped to prevent secessionists from removing Missouri from the Union. Emory was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the Sixth Cavalry in May 1861 and was engaged in the defense of Washington in early 1862. He saw action at Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Hanover Courthouse in Virginia before being sent to command the defenses in New Orleans. He returned to Virginia and fought in the Shenandoah Valley, where he was praised for his conduct in the second battle of Manassas by General Philip Sheridan. At the end of the war, Emory was a corps commander and had been appointed major general of the volunteers and promoted to the regular rank of brigadier general (1862). He continued in military service until 1876" - ANB. Emory did more than any other individual to demarcate the 2,000 miles of border between the United States and Mexico. This manuscript biography provides an interesting, contemporary snapshot of the man. ANB (online).

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        Augustinerkloster Merten an der Sieg von Südwesten ('Kloster Merten').

      - Stahlstich v. Foltz n. Christian Hohe b. F. Habicht in Bonn, 1865, 12,5 x 16

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        Gesamtansicht ('Eitorf an der Sieg').

      - Stahlstich v. Foltz n. Christian Hohe b. F. Habicht in Bonn, 1865, 12,5 x 16

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      New York: J.C. Haney & Co., 1865. [2],4,[7]-118,[1]pp. Original salmon-colored printed pictorial wrappers. Spine perished, some chipping and wear to wrappers. Light dampstaining to first and last few leaves. Minor scattered foxing. Still, very good. "ROGUES AND ROGUERIES is a book that will interest everybody. No one need be imposed upon or victimized if he will only read this volume carefully. It is written in a readable style and is both entertaining and instructive." Includes chapters on lotteries, policy dealers, matrimonial advertisements, fortune telling ("The Witches of New York"), hackmen, pickpockets, quacks, gamblers, professional beggars, and more. With illustrations to highlight the author's point. SABIN 72772.

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        Trial of the Conspirators

      1865. First Edition . (LINCOLN, Abraham) BINGHAM, John A. Trial of the Conspirators for the Assassination of President Lincoln &amp;c. Argument of John A. Bingham, Special Judge Advocate in Reply to the Arguments of the Several Counsel for Mary E. Surratt, David E. HeroldÂ… Charged with Conspiracy and the Murder of Abraham Lincoln. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1865. Octavo, original front printed tan paper wrapper with spine and rear wrapper renewed; pp. 122. $1600.First edition of Judge BinghamÂ’s powerful Argument in the trial of seven men and one woman accused of conspiring to assassinate Lincoln, delivered June 1865, only two months after LincolnÂ’s death and arguing that the “intense hate and rage” of Jefferson Davis made him as “clearly proven guilty of conspiracy as is John Wilkes Booth.”Within hours of the assassination of Lincoln, the government pulled “into custody anyone who might have the slightest connection to BoothÂ…. By April 26 Booth was dead and eight of his cohorts were in custodyÂ…. placed on trial before a military tribunal established by an executive order of President Johnson” (Steers, The Trial, xii). John Bingham, who served in the Judge AdvocateÂ’s Office and would become the main author of the 14th Amendment, was named the trialÂ’s Assistant Judge Advocate General. Together with Judges Burnett and Holt, Bingham had to quickly review the evidence: “Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865Â… and the trial of the surviving conspirators opened before a military commission on May 9” (Epps, Democracy Reborn, 169). Arguing the assassination was a confederate intelligence operation, Bingham herein states “that Jefferson Davis is as clearly proven guilty of this conspiracy as is John Wilkes Booth” (70). Later “Bingham would from time to time issue dark hints that he knew more about the Lincoln plot than he could tell because the true dimensions of the conspiracy would wreak havoc on the nation. His doctor reported years later that, on his deathbed, Bingham had said, ‘The truth must be sealed” (Epps, 169). Without rear wrapper. Sabin 5451. Harvard Law Catalogue I:172. McDade 625. NYU, 994. Embossed institutional stamp to title page; deaccession stamp title page verso.Text fresh and clean, text block resewn.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1865 - 1865 Original Paperback Wisden, Facs Spine, 2nd Edition!

      1865. 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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        History of British Birds

      1865. MORRIS, Francis Orpen. A History of British Birds. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1865. Six volumes. Octavo, early 20th-century three-quarter navy morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, all edges gilt. $2500.Early edition of MorrisÂ’ popular British ornithology, with 358 vividly hand-colored wood-engravings by Benjamin Fawcett from the drawings of Richard Alington. Handsomely bound by William Matthews.Morris is ""best known by his works on natural history, which, although 'popular' rather than scientific, had much literary value"" (DNB). First published in monthly parts by Richard Groombridge from 1851-57, this first Bell edition of Morris' Birds was reissued in 1870 from the original color wood blocks made by Benjamin Fawcett. The Birds ""early obtained considerable popularity on account of its readability and moderate cost"" (Zimmer). ""The work deals broadly with individual species, for instance as regards their distribution, occurrence in the British Isles, and habits, the birds themselves and their eggs being also described. The number of species included in the work increased gradually as new species were added to British avifauna"" (Anker). This second edition was considered by Morris an improvement over the first, with seven additional plates. The plates were made from original drawings by Richard Alington, transferred to wood, engraved and color-printed by Benjamin Fawcett, whose firm specialized in very fine quality xylographs— a color wood-engraving process. Fawcett is generally considered the ""father of color printing,"" having developed a cost-effective method of cutting several color wood blocks for a given plate (these in two blocks of black and gray), thereby reducing the number additional colors to be painted by hand. First published in monthly parts by Richard Groombridge from 1851-57, this reissue of the first edition precedes the 1870 revised second edition. Zimmer, 443. Nissen 645. Sitwell, 125. See Anker 346. Volumes I and II expertly rebacked with original spines neatly laid down, Volume IV with expert joint repairs. Some volumes with very mild dampstaining to lower margin of some leaves, not affecting plate images or text. Near-fine condition, a very handsome set.

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        Die Mineralquellen zu Bilin.Vienna, Geislinger (back of title-page: printed by Anton Strauss), 1808. 8vo (19.5 x 12.5 cm). With an engraved illustration on title-page and a folding engraved view of Bilin (sometimes bound as frontispiece). Contemporary blue-grey paper wrappers.

      - Cf. Ward 1865 (Reuss's 1788 work on the same subject); Zittel, p. 88. First edition of an uncommon work on the mineral springs of Bilin (Bílina) in Bohemia, where Reuss lived and served as physician to Prince Lobkowitz, to whom the present edition is dedicated. It discusses the history and natural history of the springs, their physical form and their medicinal use, and gives information about their mineral content and carbonation. One chapter discusses the springs at Karlsbad and Teplitz. The Bilin springs are famous today both as theraputic baths and as sources of naturally carbonated water, exporting about four million bottles annually. Zittel calls Reuss's important Lehrbuch der Mineralogie "the most complete and trustworthy textbook founded on Werner's teaching."At least in the present copy, the dedication leaf is a cancel. Aside from it and the folding plate, the (laid) paper has a faint green cast. Overall in good condition, wholly untrimed and with the bolts unopened. Paper wrappers slightly worn and discoloured.

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      Washington: Philp & Solomons, [1865]. - [53]pp. of text. Mounted on guards throughout, tinted lithographic titlepage with lettering within integral pictorial borders. 50 original albumen silver print photographs (each approximately 7 x 9 inches), each mounted on card within a lithographed frame with letterpress caption, each image accompanied by a page of letterpress description. Oblong folio. Original publisher's black morocco, gilt, spines gilt, a.e.g. Corners slightly worn. Light dampstaining. About very good. In a half morocco clamshell case. The second volume of this work, the most famous collection of Civil War photographs, which was published in an edition of no more than 200 sets. It includes many of the most celebrated and recognizable images of the war. The photographs in this volume are organized chronologically, beginning after Gettysburg and Vicksburg in Sept. 1863 and ending with the dedication of the monument at Bull Run to commemorate the Union soldiers who had died there. Unlike Brady, who was in the habit of placing his name on images made by his field operators, Gardner specifically credits each image to the particular photographer responsible, shedding light on the work of some of the most distinguished American photographers of the day. In addition to Gardner, the SKETCH BOOK. includes work by Timothy O'Sullivan, William Pywell, D.B. Woodbury, David Knox, Barnard & Gibson, J. Reekie, and others. These images form perhaps the most important pictorial record of the Civil War. According to Taft, this work, "Is one of the most important sources of information that we have on the subject, as from it we learn the names of many men who actually made the photographs of the Civil War, and were employed by Brady and Gardner." "The photographs show the terrain of the battles., encampments, headquarters of the troops, officers and enlisted men, soldiers in drill formation and in the field under fire, and the ruins left after the battles. Limitations in the process of photography did not permit work during the battles; the photographs are remarkable documents of the circumstantial evidence for war. Recent investigations suggest that not every site was recorded just as found by the photographer but that a certain amount of rearranging, including actually moving the corpses, was undertaken in some situations. The captions, conceived in poetic rather than terse journalistic terms, suggest that the authors saw their work as having the human significance we see in many of the photographs of today" - Goldschmidt & Naef. Gardner's work was published by the Washington, D.C. firm of Philp & Solomons, and carried the rather hefty price of $150. The one hundred photographs that were included were selected from a collection of over 3,000 negatives, and the lithographic titlepages were designed by Alfred R. Waud (though designated A.R. Ward on the titlepages), one of the most important illustrators of the day. The publishers issued two slightly separate versions of the book, one in 1865, and the other in 1866. This volume is from the 1865 issue, with the caption "Incidents of the War" on each mount. HOWES G64. SABIN 26635. GOLDSCHMIDT & NAEF, TRUTHFUL LENS 68. NEVINS II, p.14. Julie L. Mellby, "Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War" in PRINCETON UNIVERSITY LIBRARY CHRONICLE (Winter 2006), pp.435-40.

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        36-star US flag

      , 1865. 1865. (AMERICANA) (NEVADA). Thirty-six star U.S. flag. No place: circa 1865. Cotton and wool flag measuring 6 by 11 feet, with five-point stars arrayed in a Great Star pattern; top and bottom stripes red, blue canton extends to the seventh stripe and rests on the eighth [white] stripe; housed in a triangular oak display box. $12,500.Large 36-star American flag commemorating Nevada statehood, the first flag to appear after the Civil War, with stars arrayed in a ""Great Star"" pattern, ""widely regarded as the most beautiful of the Stars and Stripes.""""Although Nevada became a state while the Civil War was in progress, its membership in the Union was not officially recognized by Congress until July 4, 1865, several months after the war was over"" (Druckman & Kohn, 56). The 36-star flag was official until 1867, when a star was added for Nebraska; Andrew Johnson was the only president who served under this flag. ""The United States expanded rapidly during the second half of the 19th century as new states joined the union…. Until 1912, no regulation governed the arrangement or uniformity of the stars"" (Pierce Collection, 9). ""The 36-star flag, which became official on July 4, 1865, typically contained five rows of stars"" (Leepson, 94). The flag offered here instead has stars arrayed in ""the once-illustrious 'Great Star,' perhaps the most beautiful and most loved of any Stars and Stripes. In this splendid form, the 'starry flower of Liberty'

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        Atalanta in Calydon, A Tragedy [WITH A LETTER FROM SWINBURNE'S SISTER]

      Edward Moxon, London 1865 - 1/100. Small quarto. (xii, *12 for 14) 111pp. Modern Beige cloth slipcase. Beige buckram boards with gilt stamped debossed circular designs on the front cover, and gilt lettering on the spine. Beveled edges. The beautiful binding was designed by the artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Includes a letter from Swinburne's sister Isabel (1846-1915), which is an poem (with illustrations) written to her cousin, signed & dated "July 6th, 1879", and laid in at the interior front cover. The work is a first edition of one of Swinburne's most famous works, printed in an edition thought to have been limited to 100 copies. The p.85 & 86 cancels are present. Binding with some water stains, smudges and scratching to boards. Light rubbing and bumping to corners and along hinges of the spine. Small 1/4" tear halfway up the spine. Interior with some minor sporadic smudges and foxing to some pages. Starting at a few of the roman numeral pages. Previous owner's insciption in pencil, at front free endpaper Book block fairly tight overall. Slipcase in very good+, binding in good, interior very good condition overall. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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