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        Die Stubaier Gebirgsgruppe. Hypsometrisch und orografisch bearbeitet

      Innsbruck, Wagner 1865.. Mit 5 (3 gefalt., 3 getönten, 1 doppelblattgr.) lithogr. Tafeln und getönter lithogr. Faltkarte. 144 S., 3 Bll. Bedruckter Orig.-Pappband. Dreyer 426. - Wichtiges und bekanntes Werk zum Thema, verfasst von den beiden Alpinisten Ludwig Barth und Leopold Pfaundler. Mit einem tonlithograph. Faltpanorama (17 x 120 cm) vom Habicht, ein mehrfach gefalt. federlithographiertes Panorama des Eggessengrates sowie 2 tonlithographierte Ansichten (Schrankogel und Sulzenau). - Unbeschnitten. Gering berieben, Einband mit handschriftl. Inventarnummer auf Vorderdeckel und kleinen Flecken. Insgesamt recht gutes und frisches Exemplar!

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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.

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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U. (Bleistift). O. O., "avril 1865".

      1865. 64 x 7 mm, auf Albumblatt geklebt. Die ersten 6 Takte der "Symphonie fantastique".

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        Narrative of a Year's Journey Through Central and Eastern Arabia (1862-1863)

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1865.. FIRST EDITION. In two volumes, Octavo. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, a large folding map outlined in colour, and four fold-out plans (complete). Bound in original half tan calf, extra gilt with twin labels, marbled sides, edges and endpapers. Maps with some gentle repair, occasional spotting, bindings lightly used, some wear to crown of first volume. An attractive and pleasing set. Palgrave served as a missionary in Syria during the years 1853 to 1861 when he was being forced out of the country because of the Druze persecution of the Maronite Christians. He returned to Syria in 1862 and undertook an adventurous 13-month journey across Central Arabia disguised as a Syrian doctor and merchant. He was given support by the French government to investigate how far missionary enterprise was possible among pure Arabs. He was also supported by businessmen who were interested in establishing contacts for importing cotton and horses. Palgrave visited Bahrain, the Rashidi capital Hayil and Riyadh, capital of the Saudis. His description of Qatar is probably the best known at the time.

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        Teilansicht, Schloßansicht, "Perspectivische Ansicht des Schlosses gegen Süd-Ost (vom grossen See aus)".

      - Farblithographie n. Jentzen b. Loeillot in Berlin, um 1865, 35,5 x 49,5 Seltene großformatige Ansicht des Schweriner Schlosses.

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        Ethnological Society of London Volume - (2) Titles - The Present State of Dahome and A Day Amongst the Fans

      England 1865 - Title 1: The Present State of Dahome. Title 2: A Day Amongst the Fans. London: John Murray, 1865. Published in the Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London. 8vo. 18 pages, unopened. This volume also contains two reports by Burton, "The Present State of Dahome," 8 pages, dealing primarily with the king's annual human sacrifice ceremony, and "A Day Amongst the Fans," 10 pages, dealing with cannibalism and other customs in Gabon territory. Original olive green cloth boards, tooled borders, gilt title to spine. Age-toning to title page, tears to two leafs at margin, otherwise in Very good condition, as issued, most pages remain unopened. In "The Present State of Dahome" Burton sets forth, so stated, to resolve some misconceptions about the customs and ceremonies then taking place in the country known as Dahome. Here, he is rather gracious and tolerant towards King Gelele and his murderous activities. It is interesting to note, however, that in 1893, his wife and must trusted confident, Isabel Burton remarked, "The King treated Richard very well, but. When Richard returned, he told me that he had seen enough dreadful sights to turn his brain." [Preface to the 1893 edition of A mission to Gelele, edited by Isabel Burton.] The infamous annual tradition of massacring humans for sacrifice, and a second previously unknown custom of multiple executions for King Gelele, are vividly described by the notoriously unfettered and fearless explorer. Other unique customs in Kingdom of Dahomey (in present-day Benin) were the dual monarchy, separate male and female courts, and the role of women as the king's soldieresses, all of which Burton also discusses in detail. In 1863, Richard Burton was sent to Dahomey, as an emissary to the king, in an attempt to convince the tribe to end human sacrifice, in particular the annual ritual of killing military captives, and also to influence the King to his abandon his part in the slave trade and cannibalism. At the time, he was established in his consulate at Fernando Po. His extraordinary firsthand account, a lecture read by him before a keenly attentive crowd of learned scientists and diplomats on 22 November 1864, only nine after his Mission to Gelele, Dahome, precedes the imminent release of his book, "A mission to Gelele, King of Dahome." Excerpt from the text: "In the years 1863-64 I twice visited Dahome, a country whose savage and somewhat peculiar customs have made for it a name in Europe." ". enabled me to learn a medium of the Ffon or national language. my experience will rectify many popular fancies wide afloat." "The extent of Danh-ho-men-to ("the land of Dahome") have been grossly exaggerated. now we must reduce Dahome to one-tenth. The northern frontier bordering on the Makhi mountaineers, is a water called Tevi, eighteen hours of landmarch = forty miles from Agbome, the capital, giving a direct distance of one hundred miles. On the north-east. the Iketu, and other Nagos or Yorubans, who have been plundered, but never subjected. Assuming therefore, forty miles as the medium breadth, we obtain a superficies of 4000 square miles. hedged by hostile races." "The annual customs are called by the people Khwe-ta-nun, or "The Yearly Head Thing". The number of victims has been greatly swollen by report. During my second visit to Agbome, forty men were put to death. I presume that an equal number of women were sent to the next world, but if so, the executions took place within the palace. The men were all criminals and war captive. No innocent Dahoman is ever killed on these occasions. it has not been violent. the Zan Nyanyana, or Evil Nights, there were two: January 1st and January 5th, 1864." "The king personally superintends the executions. Some are clubbed. others are beheaded. After death, the bodies are exposed in the Uhunjro market for a few days. seated in pairs upon Gold Coast stools, supported by a double-storied scaffold about forty feet high. Between these patibula are gallows. with

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        Poeticheskie vozzreniia slavian na prirodu. Opyt sravnitel’nogo izucheniia slavianskikh predanii i verovanii, v sviazi s mificheskimi skazaniiami drugikh rodstvennykh narodov [The Poetic Views of the Slavs on Nature. A Comparative Study of Slavic Legends and Beliefs, Compared to the Mythological Tales of Related Peoples]. Complete in three volumes.

      Moscow: K. Soldatenkov 1865 - [Groundbreaking Work on Russian and Slavic Mythology]. Octavos (20.5 × 13.5 cm). Contemporary half black calf, gilt title to spines; 800, [3]; 784, III, [1]; and 840, [2] pp. Boards rubbed and corners lightly scuffed; spine leather with fine cracks, but bindings fully intact; occasional foxing and text a bit musty; two volumes with the bookplate of Russian artist N. N. Vysheslavtsev. An attractive set. A complete set, in contemporary bindings, of Afanas’ev’s foundational study of the symbolism of Russian fairy tales and mythological tropes, based on decades of research and documentation. Afanas’ev (1826–1871) was a Russian historian and philologist who founded the “mythological” branch of Russian folklore studies. One scholar notes that both he “and the Grimms espoused the theories of the mythological school, which linked folklore to myths. The mythological school represented the beginning of the scientific study of folklore in Russia, to which Afanas’ev contributed an influential volume [ ] describing and comparing pagan beliefs with nineteenth-century traditions” (Bonnie C. Marshall, 15). Trained as a lawyer, Afanas’ev gathered an impressive private library of manuscripts and printed sources on early nineteenth-century tales and legends, which he synthesized in his first major work, Narodnye russki skazki (Popular Russian Tales). The present work is more theoretical, and explores the psychological and mytho-poetic origins of various folkloric images in great detail and through recourse to various Slavic literary works, as well as occasional references to German literature. Afanas’ev’s chapters are arranged by categories such as “The sun and the goddess of spring thunderstorms” and “Live waters and the wise word.” Well into the twentieth century, both the Tales and the comparative study were a rich resource for Russian writers from Aleksandr Blok and Marina Tsvetaeva, to Maksim Gorky, to Sergei Esenin and Ivan Bunin. Regarding Esenin’s interest in Afanas’ev, Roman Jakobson noted: “without his three-volume work [ ] there would have been less richness of protean imagery in the poetry of Esenin, who, after long searching in the hungry years of the civil war, procured a copy of Afanas’ev’s study at the price of more than three bushels of wheat – and was jubilant over his luck” (Jakobson, “On Russian Fairy Tales,” in Selected Writings, 87). Scarce in the trade, with no copies shown at auctions in Europe and the United States. In Russian rare book catalogs before the Revolution, the complete set was valued at 25–35 rubles, a rather high price at the time. Berezin 19 (“rare”). Smirnov-Sokol’skii 3826. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES MEILLEURS FRUITS par ordre de maturité et par série de mérite, culture et soins quils réclament.

      Grenoble, Prudhomme et Giroud, libraires, 1865. 3 volumes in-8 demi-toiles vertes anciennes à la bradel, pièces de titres rouges, (439+4+2),(368),(512pp). Le pêcher; le cerisier; le poirier. Très richement illustrés; "silhouettes et dessins des fruits, fleurs et noyaux en grandeur naturelle, tracés et dessinés par lauteur lui-même, et reproduits sur bois par M. Dardelet, graveur du Grenoblo Malhérou."Minimes rousseurs; bel ensemble.

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        ARBORICULTURE FRUITIERE : LES MEILLEURS FRUITS PAR ORDRE DE MATURITE ET PAR SERIE DE MERITE . CULTURE ET SOINS QU'ILS RECLAMENT. LE PECHER - LE CERISIER - LE POIRIER.

      1865. Grenoble Prudhomme, Giroud et Cie 1865-1866-1868, 3 volumes In-8 reliés demi chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs et caissons dorés, toutes tranches dorées, plats de percaline rouge. 439 + 368 + 512 pages. Silhouettes et dessins des fruits, fleurs et noyaux en grandeur naturelle, tracés et dessines par l'auteur lui même, et reproduits sur bois par M. DARDELET, graveur du Grenoblois MALHEROU. Bel exemplaire.

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

      Berlin, Stilke & van Myden, 1865. VI, 158 S., 1 Bl. Mit 7 Karten in Holzstich. 8°, HLeinen der Zeit mit goldgepr. RFileten, marm. Schnitt. Sabin 23948. -. Erstausgabe. - Fay (1807 - 1898), von 1828 bis 1833 Herausgeber des »New York Mirror«, war nach 1837 auf verschiedenen diplomatischen Posten in England, Deutschland und in der Schweiz tätig. Ab 1861 lebte er in Berlin im Ruhestand. Ein Teil seiner Werke erschien seitdem auf Deutsch. Die vorliegende Schrift, deren \"Ertrag ... für die befreiten Sklaven in amerika bestimmt\" ist, unternimmt die Verteidigung Abraham Lincolns. - Exlibris des Juristen Ernst Riemschneider, papierbedingt leicht gebräunt, Einband etwas berieben und bestossen. Versandkostenfreie Lieferung

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        Ansicht eines Schweizer Alpentals bei Chamonix. mit einem Dorf und Bergen im Hintergrund, im Vordergrund rastende Wanderer. Orig.-Photo.

      Vor 1865. - Albuminabzug. 15,7 x 21,2 cm. Auf Karton mit Tonplatte montiert. Im Unterrand Eindruck: "W. England photg. Views of Switzerland and Savoy. Dedicated by permission to the Alpine Club", sowie Verlegeradresse "F. Mack 7 et 9 Rue du Lac, Vevey". Im Hintergrund die Bergpartie etwas bleich. Dies aber wohl Nebel oder Dunst und keine Ausbleichung des Abzugs - der Rest der Aufnahme bis zur Mitte mit der Talebene setzt sich gestochen scharf vom beginnenden Hintergrund der ansteigenden Berge ab. Sehr guter Abzug. Aus einer in der Schweiz erschienenen Serie (oder Mappe). Siehe Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature, Nr. 272 - dieser verzeichnet dort aber nur eine Mappe mit Aufnahmen Englands in kleinerem Format "Panoramic Views of Switzerland, Savoy, and Italy" von 1865, die aber in London erschien. Siehe auch The Photographic News, Band (Jahrgang) 10, London 1866, S.188 - dort wird diese Aufnahmen-Serie ausführlich besprochen: "we have had during the last few years many fine photographs of Alpine scenery: but the pictures before us far surpass all that we have seen before in almost every quality of excellence. There is an exquisite delicacy of gradation, an infinity of exquisitely marked demi-tones, which we have rarely seen even in very good photographs". England begann bereits in sehr jungen Jahren vor 1842 seine Photographenlaufbahn als Assistent eines Daguerreotypisten in London und wurde kurz darauf zu einem der Pioniere der Landschaftsphotographie. 1854 trat er der London Stereoscopic Co. bei und war bald bis 1862 deren Chefphotograph. 1863 verließ er die Stereoscopic Company und gründete sein eigenes Atelier für Photographien und Drucke. Er reiste und photographierte in den USA, Frankreich, Irland, am Rhein, in Bayern, Tirol und der Schweiz. Als Spezialist für Alpenansichten bekannt, stand er unter dem Patronat des "British Alpine Club", der einige seiner Ansichten, wie auch vorliegende, publizierte. 1886 wurde er Vizepräsident der London Photographic Society und Gründungmitglied der "Photographic Convention of the United Kingdom". Großformatige Einzelaufnahmen Englands sind bedeutend seltener als seine relativ häufigen Stereokarten. Zur Biographie siehe Matthew Butson, Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, Vol I, S. 488/89. Siehe besonders zu den Schweizreisen Englands auch Gérard Bourgarel, William England (1816-1896): dès 1863, son exploration photographique de la Suisse (2005 - Reihe Pro Fribourg). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Narrative of a Year's Journey Through Central and Eastern Arabia (1862-1863).

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1865.. FIRST EDITION. In two volumes, Octavo. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, a large folding map outlined in colour, and four fold-out plans (complete). Bound in original half tan calf, extra gilt with twin labels, marbled sides, edges and endpapers. Maps with some gentle repair, occasional spotting, bindings lightly used, some wear to crown of first volume. An attractive and pleasing set. Palgrave served as a missionary in Syria during the years 1853 to 1861 when he was being forced out of the country because of the Druze persecution of the Maronite Christians. He returned to Syria in 1862 and undertook an adventurous 13-month journey across Central Arabia disguised as a Syrian doctor and merchant. He was given support by the French government to investigate how far missionary enterprise was possible among pure Arabs. He was also supported by businessmen who were interested in establishing contacts for importing cotton and horses. Palgrave visited Bahrain, the Rashidi capital Hayil and Riyadh, capital of the Saudis. His description of Qatar is probably the best known at the time.

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        The Golden Dragon of Golconda.

      Canford Manor: Canford Manor Press, 1865 VG, 1865, Private Press production of an Indian narrative of the 12th century, with some interesting printers! In decorative contemporary red cloth, gilt titles & tooling, beveled edges, corners & edges a little worn, some cloth tears to front & rear. Spine, edges marked & worn, gilt titles & tooling. Internally, [6], [1], 2-302 pp, [6] notes, tp code indicates that the printers were, Sir Ivor Brertie Guest (Lord Wimborne), Lady Charlotte Schreiber (formerly Guest), Miss Enid Guest (Lady Laynard), Miss Constance Guest and Miss Blanche Guest, green end endpapers, contemporary ink ms note stating 'Printed at Camford Manor by Enid Guest, Constance Guest, Blanche Guest', a.e.g., lower corner cloth glued. Canford House also printed for some famous authors, including Tennyson, but the printings were in small numbers and always rare!. The Press operated from 1861-1876 and the Golden Dragon was its first substantial offering. COPAC show copies at Oxford, BL & V&A, however cannot find a copy sold at auction since 1955! Very rare

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        Speech of J E Weeden, of Westerly, R I, In the House of...

      1865. An 1865 Speech on the Effects of Legal Discrimination on Academic Performance Weedon, John E. Speech of J.E. Weeden, of Westerly, R.I.: In the House of Representatives, At the January Session of the Legislature of Rhode Island, 1865, On the Equal School Rights of Colored Children. Providence: A. Crawford Greene, [1865]. 17 pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Light foxing and a few minor creases, light toning to text. "Hon. James M. Davis" to head of front wrapper, a few check marks and other markings to text in pencil. A nice copy of a scarce item. * Only edition. Weedon's speech offers a remarkably progressive statement on the negative effects of legal discrimination on academic performance. Its remarks on the notion of "separate but equal" schools anticipates the doctrine of Brown v. Board of Education. Weedon was a prominent Rhode Island textile manufacturer and advocate for racial justice. James M. Davis was a Rhode Island textile manufacturer and state legislator. OCLC locates 6 copies (Brown, Cornell, Drake University, New York Public Library, University of Rhode Island, University or Rochester), none in law libraries.

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        Funeral March Dedicated to the Memory of Abraham Lincoln . . . Played at the Obsequies of the Late President of the United States By the U. S. Marine Band (Inside title: March Funebre)

      New York: Wm A. Pond, 1865. Unbound. Very good. 6 pages including the cover. Light wear and toning; two small ghosts at top margin of cover. On April 15, 1865, after President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth, his body was carried by an honor guard to the White House. There he lay in state in the East Room, and the public was allowed to visit on the 17th. A funeral service was held on the 18th, after which the coffin was transported in a official procession, watched by thousands of citizens down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol where a ceremonial burial service was held. This is the official music of President Lincoln's Washington, D.C. funeral procession. It was played by the U.S. Marine band, which was positioned near the front of the official participants in the procession. The piece was composed by U.S. Army Brevet Major General Barnard, who had served as the Chief Engineer of the Defenses of Washington and later as the Chief Engineer of the Armies in the Field. Barnard also served as a member of the funeral Honor Guard. Exceptionally scarce. Not listed in Monaghan. As of 2016, two copies listed by OCLC (the Lincoln Presidential Museum and the Lincoln Financial Foundation Museum) plus one copy at the Library of Congress and one at Brown University; no auction sales on record at ABPC or the Rare Book Hub.

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        ARBORICULTURE FRUITIERE : LES MEILLEURS FRUITS PAR ORDRE DE MATURITE ET PAR SERIE DE MERITE . CULTURE ET SOINS QU'ILS RECLAMENT. LE PECHER - LE CERISIER - LE POIRIER.

      - Grenoble Prudhomme, Giroud et Cie 1865-1866-1868, 3 volumes In-8 reliés demi chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs et caissons dorés, toutes tranches dorées, plats de percaline rouge. 439 + 368 + 512 pages. Silhouettes et dessins des fruits, fleurs et noyaux en grandeur naturelle, tracés et dessines par l'auteur lui même, et reproduits sur bois par M. DARDELET, graveur du Grenoblois MALHEROU. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LE LIVRE DE TOUTES LES CHASSES .

      1865Dictionnaire encyclopédique du chasseur . Paris . Ch. Tanera Editeur . 1865 - 1866 . 2 Tômes en 1 volume in 8 . 1 / 2 chagrin rouge époque . I I I + 342 pp . illustréde vignettes dans le texte . BEL EXEMPLAIRE . Bien complet des 2 volumes . ( on trouve souvent un seul volume )

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        Atlas Antiquus. Karoli Spruneri opus.

      Gothae(Gotha), sumtibus Justi Perthes, sd (1865), 1 volume, in-folio, relié, 11 p. + planches. Troisième édition, titre sur double page, 31 planches doubles en couleur finement rehaussées, index, l'ouvrage est entièrement monté sur onglets. Reliure éditeur, demi basane maroquinée à coins marron, plats en toile noire, filets et titre dorés sur le premier plat et au dos, tête rouge. Les illustrations qui accompagnent cette notice sont des scanner qui ne reproduisent qu'une partie des documents vu leurs grandes dimensions. Superbe exemplaire. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 10 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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        Bilder aus dem deutschen Studentenleben in 16 Darstellungen entworfen und ausgeführt von F. W. Geiling.

      Qu.-4. Mit (inkl. dem illustr. Titel) 16 mont. farb. lithogr. Tafeln sowie dem Vorderdeckel des OUmschlages, alles unter Passepartout, lose in mod. HLwd.-Mappe m. Bindebändern mit dem lithogr. illustr. Orig.-Titelschildchen. Erste Ausgabe dieser schönen biedermeierlichen Illustrationsfolge zum Studentenleben. - Die Tafeln tragen Titel wie Mensur auf Stoss, Mensur auf Schläger, Fackelzug, Bier-Staat, Spritzfahrt, Abgefasst, Fuchstaufe, Fuchsritt usw. - Der ebenfalls erhaltene Vorderdeckel des Orig.-Umschlags mit dem Zusatztitel Festgabe zum 50jährigen Jubiläum der Deutschen Burschenschaft 1865. - Schöne, vollständige und gut erhaltene Folge. - Erman/Horn I, 17356 Lipperheide PK 31 Hiler S. 358 vgl. Thieme/B. XIII, 348.

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        Das Brandenburger Thor in Berlin. - Le Porte de Brandebourg á Berlin.

      - Farblithographie v. Lütke n. E. Gärtner b. Schröder in Berlin, um 1865, 16,7 x 23,5 Kiewitz 805; Ernst, Gärtner, Nr. 35. - Blick zur Nord- und Nordwestseite des Pariser Platzes, links das Brandenburger Tor mit den Wachhäusern. Rechts die Häuser Pariser Platz 6 und 7, die von Stüler umgebaut wurden ( fertiggestellt 1844 ). 1857 kaufte der Vater von Max Liebermann das direkt an die Toranlage grenzende Haus, das später von Max Liebermann als Stadtwohnung und Atelier genutzt wurde.

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        Carta delle linee telegrafiche del Regno d'Italia.

      Litografia Fratelli Doyen, 1865. Rara carta composta da 25 stacchi a colori applicati su tela, bordura in tela rossa. Titolo ed Indicazioni all'angolo superiore destro, "Cenni statistici" all'angolo inferiore destro. Magnifico esemplare perfettamente conservato, completo di cofanetto editoriale. Cofanetto editoriale in piena tela percallina blu, titoli in oro, /, Carta: 95,5 x 66 cm. - Cofanetto: 20,5 x 14,5 cm.

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        STANWIX HALL! ROME, N.Y. W.B. SINK, PROPRIETOR [caption title]

      New York: Dopp & Nolan, 1865. Photograph, 11 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches; mounted on printed card stock, 16 x 19 3/4 inches. The image and card stock have equal, light tanning, otherwise the photograph is clean and unblemished. Minor chipping and staining to mount. Very good. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. A large and impressive photograph of the Stanwix Hall Hotel, dating to around the end of the Civil War. The photograph shows the large, four-story hotel from an elevated height, across the corner of the building, showing the full length of two sides of the building. Men with top hats and women with parasols are shown on two balconies and in the open windows. Three horse-drawn carriages and a buckboard are also shown. Several other people stand in the doorway and one man leans against a large gas lamp. Two businesses are visible on the ground floor, one owned by "T. Flanagan," and the other a "Wholesale Liquor Store" which also sells tobacco and cigars. A sign for a wood coal yard is also visible in the foreground. The mount has dramatic large-type shaded print advertising the hotel. W.B. Sink moved to Rome, New York in 1865 and bought the Stanwix Hall Hotel and the adjacent Mansion House Hotel. He also opened the "Sink Opera House." This poster advertising the Stanwix was likely taken shortly after Sink bought the hotel, serving as a compelling advertisement for one of Rome's grandest buildings. An evocative promotional piece, offering much information about American economics, architecture, and culture at the close of the Civil War.

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        Verzeichniss der Reptilien, welche auf einer Reise im nördlichen America beobachtet wurden

      Druck Von E. Blochmann & Sohn, Dresden, 1865. Halbleder Buchzustand: Gut. Kompletter Band der Nova Acta.

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        Trugbilder. Eine Anleitung, Erscheinungen, auf optischer Täuschung beruhend nach Belieben hervorzurufen und wissenschaftliche Erklärung derselben. Mit 10 Illustrationen und 16 colorirten Tafeln.

      Stuttgart, Riegersche 1865. - gr.-8°, 16 SS., 16 kolor. Tafeln, Illustr. Orig.-Halbleinen, Textseiten durchgängig stockfleckig, Tafel 2 leicht fleckig, die übrigen meist sauber, Heinsius XIV.2,294f. - Erste und einzige Ausgabe. Zeigt u.a. eine Hermes-Figur, Hexe, Geiger, Mönch, Amor, Reiter, Freund Hein etc. - Das interessante Werk zu dem optischen Phanomen der Persistenz steht in der Tradition der Schattenriss- und Laterna-Magica-Vorführungen, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht aus halber Vogelschau, "Le Nouveau Paris. Panorama De Tous Ses Monuments, Jardins, Promenades; Pris Sous Un Aspect Nouveau".

      - Stahlstich v. Hilaire Guesnu b. Brebant, um 1865, 52 x 84 Eindrucksvolles Panorama der Stadt, im Vordergrund der Arc de Triomphe mit der Avenue des Champs-Élysées, dem Palais des Tuileries und dem Louvre dahinter. Der mittlere Teil der Ansicht ist perspektivisch vergrößert; einige Einrisse auch bis in die Darstellung restauriert

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        Portrait Charles Baudelaire "en face" (Halbprofil ohne Hut). Vierter Zustand. Original-Radierung.

      (etwas braunfleckig, im rechten Rand angefalzt, im Passepartoutausschnitt etwas gebräunt, insgesamt noch gut erhalten) In der Platte signiert und auf 1865 datiert, mit französischem Text "Peint et gravé par Manet 1865" und dem Namen der Druckerei "Imp. A. Salmon". Manet schuf mehrere Porträts seines engen Freundes Baudelaire, hier liegt das weniger bekannte und seltenere (ohne Hut) vor. Druck auf leichtem Maschinenbütten ohne Wasserzeichen. Der Abdruck ist für uns nicht zu datieren. Es könnte sich aber um einen Sonder-Abdruck oder Neu-Abdruck von Harris 61 handeln, der ursprünglich der Buchausgabe "Charles Baudelaire. Sa vie et son oeuvre" von Charles Asselineau, Paris 1869, als Original-Radierung beigebunden war. Eine wichtige Radierung eines der bedeutendsten französischen Impressionisten!

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        Die Stubaier Gebirgsgruppe. Hypsometrisch und orografisch bearbeitet

      Innsbruck, Wagner 1865. - Mit 5 (3 gefalt., 3 getönten, 1 doppelblattgr.) lithogr. Tafeln und getönter lithogr. Faltkarte. 144 S., 3 Bll. Bedruckter Orig.-Pappband. Dreyer 426. - Wichtiges und bekanntes Werk zum Thema, verfasst von den beiden Alpinisten Ludwig Barth und Leopold Pfaundler. Mit einem tonlithograph. Faltpanorama (17 x 120 cm) vom Habicht, ein mehrfach gefalt. federlithographiertes Panorama des Eggessengrates sowie 2 tonlithographierte Ansichten (Schrankogel und Sulzenau). - Unbeschnitten. Gering berieben, Einband mit handschriftl. Inventarnummer auf Vorderdeckel und kleinen Flecken. Insgesamt recht gutes und frisches Exemplar! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album: Freundschaftsalbum - Album Amicorum *Gedenkbuch für Anna Margarethe Siemsen* ( mit Eintragungen ab 1865, meist Hamburg u.a. von Amsinck, Sieveking u.a. )

      Album mit ca. 40 Eintragungen und 1 schwarzer Tuschzeichnung, goldgeprägter OPappband mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt, QuerKlein8 ( 10 x 15,5 cm ). Unter den Eintragungen: Amalie Siemsen, Johannes Amsinck ( Dezember 1865, Großvater von Anna Margarethe Siemsen *23.2.1792 - 8.9.1879 ) / Emmy Amsinck ( Großmutter ) / Mary Sieveking, Elisabeth Sieveking ( beide 1873 ) / Susanne Amsinck ( 1874 ) / Dr. Georg Röpe ( 1876 ) / Susan und Emily Eiffe ( 1877 ) / Amanda Amsinck ( 1877 ) / Ida Amsinck / Marie de Chapeaurouge ( Hamburg, 1877 ) / Charlotte de Chapeaurouge / Adele Burckhardt / Emilie Sarasin ( 1. April 1877 ) / Anna Mönck ( 1867 ) / Anna Gossler ( Februar 1878 ) u.a. Album berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Innen wenige Seiten gering fleckig oder fingerfleckig, die Eintragungen meist in deutscher Schreibschrift, teils etwas unleserlich. ( Gewicht 200 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        Teilansicht, Schloss "Wolfsburg".

      - Farblithographie v. Loeillot n. Schroeder, um 1865, 26,7 x 37,5 Das Schloß war im Besitz der Schulenburgs von 1742 - 1943. Im Jahre 1961 erwarb die Stadt Wolfsburg das Schloss vom Land Niedersachsen.

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        analytische Chemie in Anwendung auf Künste und Gewerbe. Frei bearbeitet von F. Stohmann. Fortgesetzt von B. Kerl. 2. verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. 6 Bände.

      Braunschweig Schwetschke -70 1865 - (25,5 x 19 cm). Zus. ca. 4500 S. Mit ca. 2300 Abbildungen. Etwas spätere Halblederbände. Vollständiges Exemplar mit den Zuckernachträgen. - Titel gestempelt. Einbände nicht ganz uniform gebunden (aber aus der gleichen Bibliothek) sowie etwas berieben und bestoßen. Vorderes Gelenk von Band 6 teilweise aufgeplatzt, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Proclamation of Emancipation by the President of the United States

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Engraved oval-shaped center section of a larger broadside (trimmed), a calligraphic portrait memorial of Lincoln composed with the text of his Emancipation Proclamation drawn to form his likeness.13 x 9-1/2 inches, in an antique mahogany frame under early thin glass, 12 ¾" by 16". Davenport, Iowa: W. H. Pratt and A Hageboeck, 1865. Two shrinkage cracks to the mahogany matting around the broadside, a few small spots of foxing, paper backing to frame with notations from a recent owner and with tears, overall very good. <br><br><br />"Designed and written by W. H. Pratt and printed in Iowa, the state that sent the most soldiers per capita to the front in the Civil War." Eberstadt 40.

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        Two (2) Volumes - Title 1: The Present State of Dahome and Title 2: A Day Amongst the Fans

      London: John Murray, 1865. Published in the Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London. 8vo. 18 pages, unopened. This volume also contains two reports by Burton, "The Present State of Dahome," 8 pages, dealing primarily with the king's annual human sacrifice ceremony, and "A Day Amongst the Fans," 10 pages, dealing with cannibalism and other customs in Gabon territory. Original olive green cloth boards, tooled borders, gilt title to spine. In "The Present State of Dahome" Burton sets forth, so stated, to resolve some misconceptions about the customs and ceremonies then taking place in the country known as Dahome. Here, he is rather gracious and tolerant towards King Gelele and his murderous activities. It is interesting to note, however, that in 1893, his wife and must trusted confident, Isabel Burton remarked, "The King treated Richard very well, but... When Richard returned, he told me that he had seen enough dreadful sights to turn his brain." [Preface to the 1893 edition of A mission to Gelele, edited by Isabel Burton.] The infamous annual tradition of massacring humans for sacrifice, and a second previously unknown custom of multiple executions for King Gelele, are vividly described by the notoriously unfettered and fearless explorer. Other unique customs in Kingdom of Dahomey (in present-day Benin) were the dual monarchy, separate male and female courts, and the role of women as the king's soldieresses, all of which Burton also discusses in detail. In 1863, Richard Burton was sent to Dahomey, as an emissary to the king, in an attempt to convince the tribe to end human sacrifice, in particular the annual ritual of killing military captives, and also to influence the King to his abandon his part in the slave trade and cannibalism. At the time, he was established in his consulate at Fernando Po. His extraordinary firsthand account, a lecture read by him before a keenly attentive crowd of learned scientists and diplomats on 22 November 1864, only nine after his Mission to Gelele, Dahome, precedes the imminent release of his book, "A mission to Gelele, King of Dahome..." Excerpt from the text: "In the years 1863-64 I twice visited Dahome, a country whose savage and somewhat peculiar customs have made for it a name in Europe..." "... enabled me to learn a medium of the Ffon or national language... my experience will rectify many popular fancies wide afloat..." "The extent of Danh-ho-men-to ("the land of Dahome") have been grossly exaggerated... now we must reduce Dahome to one-tenth. The northern frontier bordering on the Makhi mountaineers, is a water called Tevi, eighteen hours of landmarch = forty miles from Agbome, the capital, giving a direct distance of one hundred miles. On the north-east... the Iketu, and other Nagos or Yorubans, who have been plundered, but never subjected... Assuming therefore, forty miles as the medium breadth, we obtain a superficies of 4000 square miles... hedged by hostile races..." "The annual customs are called by the people Khwe-ta-nun, or "The Yearly Head Thing"... The number of victims has been greatly swollen by report... During my second visit to Agbome, forty men were put to death. I presume that an equal number of women were sent to the next world, but if so, the executions took place within the palace. The men were all criminals and war captive. No innocent Dahoman is ever killed on these occasions... it has not been violent... the Zan Nyanyana, or Evil Nights, there were two: January 1st and January 5th, 1864." "The king personally superintends the executions... Some are clubbed... others are beheaded... After death, the bodies are exposed in the Uhunjro market for a few days... seated in pairs upon Gold Coast stools, supported by a double-storied scaffold about forty feet high... Between these patibula are gallows... with single or double victims hanging head downwards..." "To conclude the subject of the annual customs, these ceremonies are of two kinds... The second is the So-sin-khwe... no traveller has described its peculiarities of which I am about to publish." End excerpts. In the second account, "A Day Amongst the Fans" Burton describes the peculiar and little-known customs of the Fang tribe in Gabon territory, a clan of the Bantu speaking Beti-Pahuin people. He deals especially with secret cannibalism, grotesque torture, excessive cruelty and religious rites, weaponry, and the perpetual state of war and defence in which the tribe existed. In contrast, he examines areas in which honour is observed, and mentions concern for tribe's extinction in fairly short order. Burton also attended the king's daughter's wedding. In this account Burton writes,"... the Fan character has its ferocious side. Prisoners are tortured with horrible ferocity, and children may be seen licking the blood from the ground... Cruelty seems to be with him a necessary of life; all his highest enjoyments are connected with causing pain and inflicting death." "All carry arms, generally spears of fantastic and cruel shape, dwarf battleaxes, and curious lotus-shaped knives... The dead are decently interred, except slaves, who as usual are thrown into the forest." This is an original, complete volume of the Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London, which, as well as Burton's two reports, also contains explorer James Augustus Grant's paper pertaining to African tribes, titled "On the Native Tribes visited by Captain Speke and Grant in Equatorial Africa." Replete with numerous fascinating accounts of colonial discovery and perspective pertaining to little-known people groups and tribes, other notable contributors to this volume include Alfred Russell Wallace, Sir Francis Galton, and John Crawfurd.

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        Storia dei Papi da San Pietro a Pio IX.

      1865. Seconda edizione con importanti correzioni ed aggiunte estratte dai manoscritti dell'autore, ed illustrata con incisioni (tutte protette da fine carta di diversi colori). Francesco Sanvito, Milano, 1865 - 1877 (dal volume terzo anche Amalia Bettoni alterna il nome a quello del Sanvito). Opera completa in 10 volumi in 4to (alla pagina 712 del volume 10 si legge "Fine dell'opera"), antiporta con il ritratto inciso dell'Autore, pp. 795; 816; 657; 570; 712; 693; 719;720; 814; 720. Elegante leg. con dorsi in pelle blu e titoli in oro, piatti in cartonato marmorizzato, punte in pelle chiara. Volumi belli e molto ben conservati.

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        California House of Assembly, 1865-6

      [San Francisco, 1865?]. Lithograph, 70.5 x 53 cm. Jump, born in France, was active in San Francisco 1860-1868, then moved east to Washington, D.C. There is an entry for him in Young's Dictionary of American Artists, but not in Thieme-Becker, 'Who Was Who in American Art', Mantle-Fielding, the 'New York Times' obituary, nor the NUC. There are about 106 people in this portrait of the California legislature in the immediate Civil War period, from speaker J. Yule to 'Drum, reporter.' Yule is depicted at his rostrum; the legislators, identified in a numbered key along the sides of the print, are seated at their desks facing away from the speaker and toward the viewer. At the base of the print are 16 standing figures. Mounted on cardboard & lacquered over. Bottom 2.5 cm. has adhesive from early attachment. stock#NSflat106.

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        LETTERS TO VARIOUS PERSONS [Edited by Ralph Waldo Emerson]

      Boston Ticknor and Fields 1865 - First Edition. A copy with provenance, having belonged to A. Pell, Jr. of West Point, a friend and colleague of William Cullen Bryant and a founder and owner of the International Ocean Telegraph Co. which received the rights from Congress to lay the cables from America to Cuba and on to Latin America. Bryant visited and stayed in touch with Pell for some years and was involved with him in the Free Trade Club. Pell is buried at West Point and owned historic property there. 8vo, publisher&#146;s original brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine and paneled and decorated in blind on both covers. 229. A small bit of wear at the head and foot of the spine, and with evidence of a bit of old typical water staining at the top edge of the pages, not affecting the text and rather unobtrusive. A very decent copy and with some pleasing provenance attached. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH AND A COPY WITH KNOWN PROVENANCE. A SCARCE FIRST EDITION. In respectful admiration of Thoreau and as an honour to their good friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson, leader of the Transcendentalist Movement in America, gathered these letters from the original manuscripts to form this wonderful volume replete with very personal encounters with the mind of one of the period&#146;s most revered writers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE LITERAIRE DE LA FRANCE - 10 TOMES - INCOMPLET - MANQUE LE TOME 2 et 12.

      VICTOR PALME 1865 - RO20161135: 10 TOMES: LXIV + 508 + XVI + 719 + XVI + 791 + XV + 883 + XV + 709 + XCIX + 716 + XVJ + 742 + XXXIJ + 696 + XXVIJ + 567 + 663 pages - dos et bordure des plats en papier craft - petit tampon sur le 1er plat et en debut d'ouvrage - petite etiquette collée au dos et en debut d'ouvrage - forte rousseurs en debut d'ouvrage - tranches abimées - quelques pages desolidarisées dans plusieurs tomes. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 944-Histoire de France varia [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Recueil dit de Maurepas. Pièces libres, chansons, épigrammes et autres vers satiriques sur divers personnages des siècles de Louis XIV et Loius XV, accompagnés de remarques curieuses du temps, publiés pour la première fois, d'après les manuscrits conservés à la Bibliothèque impériale, à Paris avec des notices, des tables, etc.

      Leyde [Bruxelles] 1865.. 6 vols. kl.-8°. zus. ca. 2000 S. Ldr. d. Zt. m. schwarzen Rückensch., Rückengoldpräg., Linienvergold., Innenkantenvergold., Vollgoldschn. Marmor. Vorsatz. Lesebändchen. Ecken leicht berieb. Graesse Suppl. 431; Brunet Suppl. I, 985; Gay III, 980; Englisch, erot. Lit. 384 - Maroquin-Einbände von Ch. de Haas. Die Auflage betrug 116 Exemplar, dieses unnumeriert. - Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Comte de Maurepas (1701-1781), französischer Staatsmann, Secrétaire d'État à la Marine. 1749 fiel er in Ungnade und wurde wegen eines Epigramms gegen Madame de Pompadour aus Paris verbannt. Nach der Thronbesteigung Ludwigs XVI. wurde er Staatsminister und Ludwigs Hauptberater. "Choix fait avec gout dans scet immense amas de vres satiriques, sotadiques et orduriers". (Brunet). Édition originale tiree a 116 exemplaires numerotes; celui-ci non numerote et imprime sur velin. Reliures signée de Ch. de Haas.

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        Recueil dit de Maurepas. Pièces libres, chansons, épigrammes et autres vers satiriques sur divers personnages des siècles de Louis XIV et Loius XV, accompagnés de remarques curieuses du temps, publiés pour la première fois, d`après les manuscrits conservés à la Bibliothèque impériale, à Paris avec des notices, des tables, etc.

       Leyde [Bruxelles] 1865. 6 vols. kl.-8°. zus. ca. 2000 S. Ldr. d. Zt. m. schwarzen Rückensch., Rückengoldpräg., Linienvergold., Innenkantenvergold., Vollgoldschn. Marmor. Vorsatz. Lesebändchen. Ecken leicht berieb.Graesse Suppl. 431; Brunet Suppl. I, 985; Gay III, 980; Englisch, erot. Lit. 384 - Maroquin-Einbände von Ch. de Haas. Die Auflage betrug 116 Exemplar, dieses unnumeriert. - Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux, Comte de Maurepas (1701-1781), französischer Staatsmann, Secrétaire d`État à la Marine. 1749 fiel er in Ungnade und wurde wegen eines Epigramms gegen Madame de Pompadour aus Paris verbannt. Nach der Thronbesteigung Ludwigs XVI. wurde er Staatsminister und Ludwigs Hauptberater. \"Choix fait avec gout dans scet immense amas de vres satiriques, sotadiques et orduriers\". (Brunet). Édition originale tiree a 116 exemplaires numerotes; celui-ci non numerote et imprime sur velin. Reliures signée de Ch. de Haas. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Literatur, Einbände

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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 forty 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.

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        Ten-page autograph letter signed

      Fort Kearney, Nebraska Ter: Sunday night, Dec. 17, 1865. A very long, folio-size letter to "Hank and all at home," written over a 4-day period, detailing life at the fort, and the hardships brought on by snow, wind, and frigid temperatures, and recounting his march from Louisville to Fort Kearney in Nebraska in good detail. Some minor dampstaining and fading but completely legible and generally in very good condition. He apologizes for two aborted attempts to write home, the second time when he knocked a poker "from under my desk front and down went paper candle ink and all pell mell into an inglorious mixture up on the floor...I take it for granted you know where I am or rather where I started for...I have written scarcely a word since we left Louisville when our destination farther that St. Louis was entirely unknown to us. When we were some 80 miles out from Leavenworth I wrote a few lines to Lottie and mailed them the next day at a small place called Seneca and if said note was ever received you probably know something of my whereabouts. "I am not in very good humor tonight, and I don't know as I shall write anything worth reading, but I've made up my mind it's time to write to someone and I'm going to do it tonight albeit's half past eleven now, and if you only knew the circumstances under which I am writing, I think you would pardon me if interspersed a few qualifying adjectives...We pitched our tents here a week ago to night with the ground frozen so hard it was almost impossible to drive a tent pin and covered with 10 inches of snow - during the night it came on to blow a gale from the north and before morning every tent in the com'd was on its beams and the thermometer 10 below zero. The quarters at the garrison were occupied by a pack of Volunteer Officers, about one third of whom were entitled to quarter the balance having been allowed to remain here while their companies were sent out to stations along the road...Now as usual it is blowing a gale and cold enough to freeze anyone. Day before yesterday the thermometer stood at 17 below zero at noon and until this noon it has been no higher than 10 below...It's no use trying, my fingers are so numb I can scarcely hold my pen and although I thought to have this ready for tomorrows mail, I shall have to postpone it... "Wednesday night, Dec. 20th...I did not succeed in getting into quarters until late last evening, and then only by strategy. I went to the officer occupying them in the morning and intimated pretty strongly that I had waited as long as possible for said room and that he would confer a favor by taking out himself...Mr. Volunteer began to think I was in earnest and commenced to start and by dark I got established in my quarters which after the place I've been in for the last 10 days are quite comfortable, in fact as I sit here tonight with a warm blazing fire...& Capt. Ten Eyck my roommate sitting opposite me smoking his pipe and occasionally reading aloud a sentence from Our Mutual Friend... "How long it will last though nobody knows for this is already an expedition on foot or rather on horseback being fitted out against the Sioux and it is proposed to send two companies of Infantry out a hundred miles to support the cavalry and hold their base of supplies and it would be just my luck to be sent...(Capt. Haymonds servt has just come in with his compliments and wants to know if Capt. Ten Eyck and myself will come over to his room and get some 'Egg Nogg' and as eggs are 75 cents per doz here I think I will so hold on a minute or two... "But I haven't told you anything of our trip out here and to tell the truth I hardly know where to begin. We left Louisville Fort St. Louis Nov. 3rd and were joined there by 4 companies of the 1st Battallion under Maj. Van Voest. We had a pleasant trip down the river and as we had the band with us, had plenty of music they playing stringed and wing-ed instruments for an hour or two every evening...Then for society we had Miss Col. Carrington, Mrs. Capt. Chambers and Mrs. Lieut. Bisbee with a bouncing 15 month old baby boy who were all bound to follow their liege, lords & masters even unto the Pacific. Arrived at St. Louis Nov. 7th and left en route for Fort Leavenworth on the 10th having in the meantime been transferred to the steamer Yellow-Stone. We were here joined by Mrs. Capt. Neill and daughter Belle a young lady of 15 and our surgeons wife Mrs. Horton. The 1st Batt. went ahead on the steamer Montana & Maj. Van Voest remained at St. Louis to establish the H.d Qtrs of recruiting service at that point. Arrived at Leavenworth Nov. 19th after a rather tedious passage on account of the rather low stage of water...we had to push ourselves at least half way up the river with those long horns which all the river boats carry... "At Leavenworth we rec'd our orders for Fort Kearney and the 1st Batt. for Fort Wise in Colorado, only a five hundred mile march. We remained in camp until Sunday the 26th when we struck tents packed our wagons and about noon pulled out on our first day's journey. The Col. with H.d Qtrs & the band. Mrs. C. & Mrs. Neill having started the day before on a 'special train,' ...I didn't want to start three hundred miles on foot across the plains again in the month of December, and before this war they never thought of starting a train later than the 1st Nov...bitter cold...blowing sand and dust into our eyes till ongoing into camp we resembled a 'Nigger' Regt. more than anything else...That night we pitched our tents on the banks of Indian Creek in a foot of snow. As we were breaking camp the next morning Sergt. Major died and without stopping we scraped the snow for the ground dug a grave deep enough to save his body from the wolves, rolled him up in his blanket and buried him. He was a very intelligent man, highly educated having graduated from a Glasgow College and afterwards studied Medicine at Edinburgh for two years, but there was some mystery about his life and it was an accepted fact that he never could be promoted. Capt. Neill has since told me that he enlisted in Columbus on the expiration of his term at the penitentiary he having been found guilty of forgery... "After leaving the 'Blue' and between then and the Platte is a tract called the 'Divide' some fifty miles across on which there is no wood and very little water and before starting we had to cut enough wood for two days and stow in our wagons. Just barely enough to cook our coffee and meat...We made the march in 2 days going 24 miles the first day and 27 the next and pitched our tents alongside of Fort Kearney on Sunday the 10th day of December, 13 days from Leavenworth with a loss of only 10 men by desertion on the route - poor devils got cold, I suppose, and wanted to go home - I stood the march first rate and only got into the ambulance for about 3 miles one morning. Fort Kearney is in a rather dilapidated condition it having been run by volunteers who have taken no interest in keeping the barracks in repair. Brevt. Gen'l. Heath commands the district and has his H.D Qtrs. here, Col. Carrington commands the post with 2 companies of the 2nd. US Cav. & our Battallion with some Nebraska and Kansas volunteers mostly composed of Reffugees and Parvenues, galvanized men they call them here... Below us 8 miles is a little town which goes under several names such as Dog Town, Pilgrimville, 'Valley City' and two miles the other side lies Kearney City or Adobe (pronounced Doby) a collection of adobe houses I have not yet visited. There is a regular line of stages...daily to Omaha and Leavenworth and supposed to be a mail everyday, but we are very lucky if we get one from the east once a week...I'm like a woman at the piano - get her started once and it might be hard to stop her...Wood is the great trouble here the fort being right in the prairie about 1/4 of a mile from the Platte and it all has to drawn from 12 to 23 miles at a contract price of $20 per cord, and nothing but cottonwood at that. Citizens pay $24 per barrell for flour, $8 for potatoes per bu., 5 cents per pound for butter, 75 cents per doz eggs, whisky $8 per gall warranted to kill at 5 paces - As for myself I expect every day to receive an order & now that I am comfortably fixed to report to Maj. Van Voest at St. Louis for recruiting service, as the 1st and 2nd Battallions are now fully organized and they are all ready ordering in the officers of the 3rd Battallion...I am not particular about returning to the state until next fall but if they take notion to ordering me before they'll be no getting out of it..."

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        Commedia con ragionamenti e note di Niccolò Tommaseo.

      Pagnoni,, Milano, 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 (tranne una al primo volume) protetta da velina parlante. Solida legatura del tempo in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro. Esemplare con le veline protettive uniformemente brunite, caratteristica comune a tutti gli esemplari da noi visti, peraltro genuino e ben conservato. Edizione assai apprezzata soprattutto per le belle illustrazioni di gusto neoclassico. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Commedia di Dante Allighieri. Con ragionamenti e note di Niccolò Tommaseo.

      Francesco Pagnoni, Milano, 1865. 3 v. (CXX 622 p. su due col. 19 c. di tav.; 736 p. su due col. 18 c. di tav; 732 p. su due col. 18 c. di tav.) piena pelle coeva con dorso a cinque nervi fregi e titoli oro. Esemplare completo di tutte le incisioni secondo l'elenco delle tavole posto al fine di ciascun volume. Belle legature coeve in mezza pelle marrone con dorso a cinque nervi fregi e tioli oro. Ritratto di Dante inc. in acciaio all'antiporta del primo vol. eseguito da Federico Faruffini sui ritratti di Giotto Nello Fiorentino e Pietro Lombardo e altre 54 tavv. incise in acciaio f.t. ai tre voll. di Giuseppe Gandini su disegni di Federico Faruffini e Carlo Barbieri. Testo su due colonne. Bella edizione della Commedia con il commento di Niccolò Tommaseo e l'amplissimo corredo iconografico pubblicata in occasione del sesto centenario della nascita di Dante e stampata su carta "glacé". Precedono il testo dantesco i "Discorsi premessi al Poema" che il Tommaseo in una lettera scritta allo Zambrini dichiara non suoi e da lui non voluti. Alla fine del terzo volume sono aggiunti vari scritti del Tommaseo concernenti la Commedia editi ed inediti. Da non confondere con la ristampa riprodotta in edizione economica nel 1869. Il commento del Tommaseo uno dei monumenti dell'esegesi dantesa dell'Ottocento è forse il maggiore contributo in merito del tempo dopo gli scritti del De Sanctis. Tale commento fu steso dal Tommaseo negli anni trascorsi in Francia e fu dato alle stampe per la prima volta a Venezia nel 1837. Mambelli n.349: "Edizione di lusso". Cfr. Francesco Mazzoni Tommaseo e Dante in "Primo centenario della morte di N. Tommaseo. 1874 - 1974. Atti delle onoranze tommaseiane" Firenze Olschki 1977 pp. 29-68. UsatoBuono Anno pubblicazione: 1865. Esemplare medio/buono piccoli difetti alle legature soprattutto ai dorsi che presentano qualche spellatura mancanza al centro del piatto anteriore del secondo volume esemplare annotato e sottolineato d'epoca ad alcune pagine MAI ALLE TAVOLE che sono ben conservate presenti tutte le veline con versi di testo a cui si riferiscono le tavole uniche mancanti alcune veline (bianche e senza testo) delle tavole contenenti 4 incisioni. ...

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        Fortification. Plates. [Presumably a workbook from a student of the Royal Military Academy.]

      S. Hardcover/Pappband 1865-1867. Plate I: Prism, Pyramid. II: Powder Magazine III: Cube + Octohedron IV: Profiles of Modern French System PF Plate XI: Modern French System (folded 75x53 cm), PF Plate XII: Kaponier, PF Plate XIII: Polyconal System (folded) Plate nn.: Attack of a Fortress on an Octacon (folded). One plate in black and white, the others coloured or completly drawn by hand, all plates signed. Cover in bad condition, front bookplate loosened. The plates with minor foxing, some slightly soiled at bottom corners. Plates in fine colours and very exactly drawn, some on lithographs. Befriedigender Zustand/ satisfyingly

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        Geschäftsbericht [Geschäfts-Bericht] der Direction der [Kurfürst] Friedrich-Wilhelms-Nordbahn (ab 1866: Bericht über die Betriebsverwaltung der Hessischen Nordbahn). 23 Geschäftsberichte für die Jahre 1844 (Gründungsjahr) bis 1867.

      je Bericht ca. 60 S. mit zahlreichen gefalteten Anlagen, die ersten 4 Berichte in 8, die späteren in 4, sauber und fachmännisch neu eingebunden in marmorierte Pappbände, der erste Band mit durchgehendem alten Wasserrand, einige wenige Seiten mit Randläsuren ohne Textverlust, Papier teils etwas fleckig, ansonsten ordentlich erhalten, [Deatillierte und umfassende wirtschaftsgeschichtliche Quelle aus der Frühzeit der hessischen Eisenbahn. Die zahlreichen gefalteten Anlagen enthalten sehr genaue wirtschaftliche Daten, z.B. für 1865 unter anderem: Zusammenstellung der Gesamteinnahme aus dem Personen-, Passagiergepäck-, Hunde-, Equipagentransport nach Monaten. Zusammenstellung der Gesamteinnahme aus dem Güterverkehr nach Monaten. Tabellarische Übersicht der im Local-Verkehr verkauften Personenbillets nach Stationen und Monaten. Tabellarische Übersicht der Personenbeförderung im directen Verkehr mit anderen Bahnen nach Stationen und Monaten. Übersicht des Güterverkehrs auf der Kurfürst Friedrich Wilhelms Nordbahn nach Abgangs- und Bestimmungsorten. Nachweisung über die Leistungen, den Materialverbrauch und die Reparaturkosten der Locomotiven. Zusammenstellung der vorhandenen Personen-, Gepäck- und Güterwagen mit ihren Leistungen und Reparaturkosten. Übersicht der Beamten und der im Jahre 1865 beschäftigt gewesenen Arbeiter. / Der erste Bericht enthält u.a. Angaben zu: Vorarbeiten, Bahnproject, Beschreibung der Bahnlinie, Carlshafer Zweigbahn, Einteilung der Bahnlinie in Sectionen und Stationen, Grunderwerb, Art der Ausführung der Arbeiten, Oberbau außerdem enthält der erste Band einen(mehrfach gefalteten) "Situationsplan und Längenprofil der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Nordbahn von der Königl. Preußischen Grenze bei Haueda bis zur Grhrzgl. Sachs. Weimarschen Grenze bei Gerstungen nebst der Carlsbahn von Hümme bis Carlshafen" sowie eine tabellarische Übersicht über Erdbewegung, Kunst-Bauten und Zubehör der Bahn und Schienenweg.] Sehr selten.

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        Marienburg König Georg V. 5 O.-Photographien.

      5 auf Karton aufgezogene Photographien um 1865 der Marienburg, davon 4 Innenansichten. (260 x 210 mm), eine Außenansicht (226 x 180 mm), Karton etwa 290 x 310 mm. Vier Photographien im Kartons sign. Prägedruck: F. Reinecke, Hannover, Neuer Weg 3. Handschrftl. Mit Bleistift bezeichnet von/aus Gmunden. König Georg V. von Hannover schenkte das Schloss Marienburg der Königin Marie zu ihrem 39. Geburtstag und ließ es 1857-1867 als Sommerresidenz, Jagdschloss und späteren Witwensitz erbauen. Königin Marie und ihre Tochter Mary bewohnten das Schloss in den Jahren 1866 bis 1867. Nach ihrer Abreise ins Exil wurde das Schloss für fast 80 Jahre nur vom Hausmeister bewohnt, heute ist es im Privatbesitz des Hauses Hannover. Es befindet sich in der Region Hannover auf dem Marienberg südwestlich von Schulenburg, einem Ortsteil von Pattensen. Provinienz: Der Nachlass von Ernst August von Hannover, Herzog von Cumberland. Provenance: The estate of Ernst August von Hannover, 3rd Duke of Cumberland.

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        Leaves of Grass [bound with:] Drum Taps [and] Sequel to Drum-Taps...

      New York: 1865-67 8vo, 338; 72; 36pp. Old half brown morocco, fragment of the original label on backstrip. Some wear to boards. Significant dampstain to the lower inner and outer margin of text block throughout. Presentation copy inscribed to “W. C. Church from Walt Whitman, Washington, March 1, 1867.” Fourth edition of Leaves of Grass with first edition re-issue of of Drum-Taps. BAL 21399. An important association copy as Church was a prominent figure in publishing during Whitman’s lifetime. “Born in Rochester, New York on August 11, 1836 and son of New York Chronicle’s editor, Rev. Dr. Pharcellus Church, William Conant Church's first brush with the world of journalism occurred at age nineteen when he began helping his father edit the New York Chronicle . It seems that Church originated from a vibrant genetic stock of other well-known military men. In his obituary in the New York Times, Church’s parentage is traced, linking him to previous American wars and the more genteel life of politics: “his grandfather was a native of Mansfield, Connecticut, a soldier in the Revolutionary War and a relative of Colonel Benjamin Church, who took part in Indian wars. His mother's father's mother was a Miss Davis, a member of a well-known Connecticut family, and came from the same stock as Jefferson Davis. Colonel Church was likewise the eighth descendant of Roger Conant, Governor of Cape Ann Colony in 1825, who was founder of the town of Salem, Massachusetts” (“Col. W. C. Church”). Five years after helping at the Chronicle , Church moved on to become editor of the New York Sun . In 1861 he traveled to Europe, but returned to the United States after the start of the Civil War. As a volunteer soldier he served under General W. T. Sherman and wrote about Sherman's victories for the New York Evening Post . Church rose quickly through the military ranks, eventually becoming a lieutenant-colonel. In 1863 he left the fighting behind to start the Army and Navy Journal . During this time he married Mary Elizabeth Metcalf (Kasten). In 1866 William and his brother, Francis P. Church, started Galaxy Magazine . After twelve years Galaxy merged with the Atlantic Monthly . The first stories of Henry James and early writings of Mark Twain appeared within the Galaxy's pages. Louis Starr identifies Church as one of the "Bohemian Brigade," a group of reporters who "were men of energy, style, and perception. If they lacked the magic touch, all of them wrote well enough to bring a sense of participation in the war to their readers, and at times they did it superbly. Through the reprint circuit the work of each, in varying degree, elevated standards of reporting the country over" (266). Starr also connects Church and fellow members of the Brigade to the changing possibilities within the Bohemian group, placing Church and others inside the walls of the Cave: “Soon O'Brien, Aldrich, Thomson, Williams, and Stedman, together with others in Clapp's happy coterie--Charles G. Halpine (who stammered to fame at Pfaff's, speaking inadvertently of 'H-H-Harriet Beseecher Bestowe'), William Conant Church, William Swinton, E.H. House, Charles Henry Webb, a couple of artists, Frank H. Bellew and Thomas Nast: in all more than half of the identifiable clientele at the Cave--would take the field along with hundreds of other youths of like mind to participate in the greatest undertaking in the history of journalism" (9). Mark Lause also names Church in a long list of war correspondents that “had spent time in New York” and who “had passed through Pfaff’s and Clapp’s circle” (110). This brings Church potentially into the group at Pfaff’s, but does not label him as a permanent fixture. In his New York Times obituary, Church was lauded as one of the greatest journalists in the nation (“Col. W.C. Church”). He published in the Century , Scribner's , the North American Review , the New York Times and others. He also wrote biographies of John Ericsson and Ulysses S. Grant. Outside of the journalistic world, Church is best known as a co-founder of the National Rifle Association. He also helped found the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was a longtime member of the New York Zoological Society.

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