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        Aerides nobile.

      [London]. [ 1862-1865]. Hand colored lithograph, image approximately 15 x 10 inches on sheet size 17 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. A few faint spots and a thin 1 inch line to lower right image; very good, bright condition. An exquisite image of this orchid from the publication by Robert Warner and Benjamin Williams "Select Orchidaceous Plants." This work was designed to highlight some of the most beautiful of the cultivated orchids available to the amateur at a time when the orchid fever was just taking hold in England. The images were drawn and lithographed by the foremost botanical artist of the day Walter Hood Fitch, and printed by the firm of Vincent, Brooks.

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

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

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        Traité des propriétés projectives des figures. Ouvrage utile à ceux qui s'occupent de la géométrie descriptive et d'opérations géométriques sur le terrain. Deuxième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée d'annotations nouvelles.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1865-66. ____ Cette seconde édition - la première de 1822- a été largement augmentée par Poncelet des "théories générales des centres des moyennes harmoniques, de réciprocité polaire (dualité), de l'analyse des transversales et leurs principales applications aux propriétés projectives des courbes et des surfaces géométriques." Provenance : Un feuillet imprimé a été relié en tête de l'ouvrage : "Institut de France. Académie des Sciences. Prix Poncelet décerné en 1948 à M. Georges Valiron, professeur à la Faculté des Sciences de Paris, né à Lyon le 7 septembre 1884."*****. 2 volumes in-4. [274 x 211 mm] Collation : XXXII, 428 pp., 12 planches h.-t. / VIII, 452 pp., 6 pl. h.-t. Demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs. (Reliure postérieure.).

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        21 autograph letters, signed, to Marie-Félicité Brosset].Saint Petersburg, ca. 1840-1879. 8vo (letters, mostly 21 x 13.5 cm) and folio (list of publications). Letters in French with an occasional (Persian?) word in Arabic script, written in black ink on paper, some with the address on the outside and one with Dorn's (Persian?) red wax seal in Arabic script.With: (2) [Manuscript chronological numbered list of 34 publications by Dorn, 1843-1865].[Saint Petersburg, ca. 1865].

      - Signed autograph letters written over nearly 40 years by the German-born orientalist in Saint Petersburg, Bernard Dorn (1805-1881) to (or in one case for) his Paris-born colleague Marie-Félicité Brosset (1802-1880), mostly while Brosset was at the Hermitage Museum and Dorn at the Asiatic Museum, both in Saint Petersburg. The letters revolve around their mutual professional interest in oriental languages, particularly in Georgia (Tiflis is explicitly mentioned), and in numismatics. Dorn and Brosset were nearly the same age, came to Saint Petersburg at nearly the same time, and the present letters show that they also developed a close personal friendship, sometimes referring to their families. Some letters with embossed stamps. Some of the letters were sealed and therefore have small tears where Brosset broke the seals, but all are in good or very good condition. In 3 letters the ink has bled through a bit.

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        The Works of William Shakespeare

      

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        Neudörfchen/Marienwerder Westpr. 16. 06. 1817 - 25. 01. 1894 Gut Neudörfchen). preuss. General. Ganzporträt stehend in Galauniform mit der Pickelhaube in der rechten Hand, "Georg Graf von der Groeben" (faksimilierte Unterschrift, od. ev. Or.- Signatur?),.

      - Fotografie (Silbergelatinabzug?) v. anonym, um 1865, 26,8 x 20,7 (H) Alt auf einen verso mit Chinapapier bezogenen Or.- Untersatzkarton mit aufgesetztem Rand und Goldfassung montiert. - Tadelloser Abzug ohne Oberflächenschäden. - Selten

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        Wit and Wisdom from West Africa

      

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        Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch für das Königreich Sachsen nebst Publications-Verordnung vom 2. Januar 1863 - Mit ausführlichem, alphabetischen und chronologisch geordnetem Sach- und Wortregister unter vergleichender Berücksichtigung der speciellen Motiven des Gesetzbuchs, sowie unter Aufnahme der dem heutigen Römischen Rechte angehörigen lateinischen Kunstausdrücke -

      weitere Mitwirkende: Friedrich Albert Wenglerbeigeheftet: Verordnung die ein- und Ausführung des bürgerlichen Gesetzbuchs für das Königreich Sachsen, sowie Verordnung das Verfahren in nichtstreitigen Rechtssachen betreffend, vom 9. Januar 1865 und Gesetz die Beschlußfassung gewisser juristischer Personen betreffend, vom 27. Januar 1865 + Ausführliches alphabetisch und chronologisch geordnetes Sach- und Wortregister zum Bürgerlichen Gesetzbuche für das Königreich Sachsen, ... - in altdeutscher Frakturschrift gedruckt, - stark berieben und bestoßen mit Randläsuren, kleinere Fehlstellen am Rücken, deutlich nachgedunkelt und stockfleckig, mit Namenseintragung eines Vorbesitzers

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        Salones y Buhardillas : Novela de Costumbres Contemporáneas

      Madrid : Imprenta de Juan Antonio García 1865 - ~ Ilustrado con 8 láminas dibujadas por Vicente Urrabieta y grabadas al boj por Tomás Capuz ~ Mencionado en el Boletín Bibliográfico de Hidalgo ~ Tela editorial decorada ~ 428p+1f ~ 22x15x2cm. ~ Papel levemente amarillecido, por lo demás, en Muy Buen estado ~ LANGUAGE: Español [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Correspondance scientifique et littéraire recueillie, publiée et précédée d'une notice et d'une introduction par M. de la Roquette

      Ducrocq. First Edition. Publisher's binding in full green buckram bottle back with four ornate coffered nerves cold upper cover rubbed, frames and interlacing threads Cold boards, coats of arms of Napoleon III gilt in the center of the first flat, medallion representing a golden crown and palms framing the inscriptions Paris and Academy Award-around the center of the second board, liners and guards moire paper eagle, gilt edges, contemporary binding. Book ornamented head, two engraved portraits of Humboldt and fac simile of one of his letters, figures interspersed throughout the text. End of the volume, we find a biography correspondents Humboldt, notes and table. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Ducrocq Paris 1865 14x22cm relié

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        Works

      

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        A Dynamical Theory of the Electromagnetic Field.

      London: Taylor and Francis, 1865. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Vol. 155, part I (1865), pp.459-512. 4to (276x215 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked, edges worn. ----Dibner 68; PMM 355; Sparrow 144; Norman 1465. - FIRST EDITION of the fourth of Maxwell's five important papers on the foundations of electromagnetic theory published between 1855 and 1868. "By 1863... Maxwell had found a link of a purely phenomenological kind between electromagnetic quantities and the velocity of light. His fourth paper... clinched matters. It provided a new theoretical framework for the subject, based on experiment and a few general principles, from which the propagation of electromagnetic waves through space followed without any special assumptions about molecular vortices or the forces between electric particles" (DSB). "Clerk Maxwell, who may well be judged the greatest theoretical physicist of the nineteenth century, was happy to acknowledge his debt to Faraday; for what he did was to construct the mathematical theory of the field... In the present paper the consideration of 'mechanical models' representing the interplay and movement of electromagnetic forces on the field [of magnetic force, as conceived by Faraday], which Maxwell had pursued in earlier papers, was abandoned: the developed field-theory, expressed in twenty equations, was purely and elegantly mathematical" (PMM 355). Very Good.

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        Der Löwenbändiger Herr Bathy-Cooper wird sich mit 6 dressirten Löwen in einem prachtvollen Käfig produciren. Die Productionen der Löwen sind von der staunenerregendsten Art. Er zwingt durch seine übermenschlichen Ausführungen und sichtliche Kühnheit die wilden Bewohner der Wüste vor dem Blitz seines Adlerauges sich niederzulegen und um herumzuspringen. Alle Productionen werden von ihm mit einem seltenen Muth ausgeführt, mit einem Wort, ein Blick dieses Löwenbändigers macht ihn zum Beherrscher und verschafft ihm Unterwürfigkeit und Ehrerbietung dieser wilden Tiere. - Ernst Renz, Director.

      (Frankfurt), Buchdruckerei R. Baist, ca. 1865. Einblattdruck auf grünem Papier, oben mittig mit Holzschnitt-Abbildung (ca. 11 x 11 cm). Blattgr.: 59,5 x 35 cm. Neben Bathy-Cooper waren auch 4 Pferdenummern zu sehen, u. a. Jacques Steckel, der Pirouetten auf gesatteltem Pferde im Gallop und Trabe ausführte. Der Holzschnitt zeigt eine Pferdenummer. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Bouts rimés

      First edition.Half maroon morocco over marbled paper boards, spine with a gilt cartouche containing gilt arabesques, date and place of publication in gilt to foot of spine, blindstamped roulettes to head- and tail-pieces, gilt fillet frame to covers, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, two corners slightly rubbed, two small insignificant tears to edges, covers preserved, inscription in ballpoint pen to first and final endpapers, top edge gilt.Autograph inscription signed by Alexandre Dumas.A little light spotting. Librairie du Petit Journal Paris 1865 12x18,5cm relié

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        Que Saint Hubert vous garde ! Album du chasseur. Illustré de 12 photographies d'après les dessins de M.C.F. Deiker, légendes par M. A. de La Rue.

      Paris, Rothschild, 1865. ____ Seule édition. "Ouvrage fort rare" d'après Thiebaud. Il est illustré d'un frontispice gravé, une planche d'armoiries en or et en couleurs "A Carlepon" et 12 planches de photographies reproduisant les dessins de Carl Friedrich Deiker. L'exemplaire de la BNF est incomplet des planches. Petite fente en haut d'une charnière. Bel exemplaire, bien relié avec les initiales A. J. dorées sur le premier plat. ***** Only edition, very rare. Two complete copies in OCLC : British Library and Newberry Library. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France's copy lacks the plates. In-folio oblong. Collation : frontispice, (4), (32), (2) pp., 1 planche de dédicace, 12 planches. Demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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

      Imprimerie de H. Boissel. First Edition. Very rare copy from the library of Gustave Flaubert, under the reference number 22 in the sale of the estate of Mrs. Franklin Grout Flaubert November 18, 1931 beautiful autograph dedication of the author autograph. "To the author of Madame Bovary and Salaambo Cordial tribute to his admirer. " Small tear and small spot without gravity affecting a slice. Small repaired tear in foot back without missing. Famous composer and musician Jean-Amédée Lefroid of Méreaux (1802-1874) was a pupil of Reicha and pianist Duke of Bordeaux, virtuoso Paris, London, Rouen (where he died) and musicologist. Read about the beautiful tribute biography of Marmontel: "... In 1832, he executed several times with a pair of Chopin's composition to pre Clerics (...) In 1835, Méreaux renounced his eventful life . virtuoso bind to Rouen, where he quickly won universal sympathy (...) admitted to the Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts of Rouen, in 1858, he was named president of the Society in 1865, this honor very rarely awarded to a musician, was a double tribute to nature as to scholarship of the artist. (...) The interior [of the Legion of Honor] of this learned composer, this eminent critic , this erudite scholar, who was both president of the Academy of Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts of Rouen and vice president of scientific and archaeological conference held in Rouen under the chairmanship of M. de Caumont, decoration Méreaux, I say, was greeted with enthusiasm in the city of adoption of this distinguished artist. A banquet was offered to him in which took friends, students Amedee Méreaux, artistic and literary notables, among which we mention MM . Clogenson, Honorary Advisor, Bouilhet, Gustave Flaubert, Lucien Dautresme Charles Vervoitte. (...) The name of Amédée Méreaux remain among those teachers whose whole life is a noble example and teaching. "(Marmontel). Highly sought after, the works of Flaubert library is a badge rarity. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Imprimerie de H. Boissel Rouen 1865 14,5x23cm broché

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        Centre Rock Fall and the Eastern Cataracts

      

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        Fauna der Kieler Bucht. 1. Band: Die Hinterkiemer oder Opisthobranchia; 2. Band: Die Prosobranchia und Lamellibranchia

      Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1865-1872. 2 vols: pp. x, xxx, 88, (12); viii, xxiv, 139, col map, 3 charts (1 folding, 1 double-page), 40 hand-col6 plain lithographed plates. Hardback. 2 vols, folio, orig. cloth backed printed boards, with some wear to edges. As usual with this work, some foxing, spotting and browning (heavy in places). Generally a well preserved set Errata slip tipped in at rear of vol. 1. Rare. [Nissen ZBI, 2805]

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        TYPOGRAPHIC MESSENGER.

      November 1865-April 1870. Volume I, no. 1 to Volume V, no. 2. But lacking I, 3. 9 1/2 x 13. About 422 numbered pages62 leaves of inserted type specimens3 Hoe Company inserts. Contemporary quarter leather rebacked with the spine laid down. Typothetae bookplate. A few leaves with oily stain. Very good. Rare bi-monthly house organ of the Conner Type Foundry, which aimed to produce "a unique typographic art-specimen." It's filled with specimens of Conner's type, ornaments, & combination borders. As part of the pagination there are 28 full page specimens introducing William H. Page's new wood types, three of which are chromatic. The new wood types include French Clarendon, Gothic Tuscan, Pike's Peak, Mexican, Ionian, Armenian, Arabian, & Unique. There are four gorgeous color-printed ads using Wade's inks; and full page illustrated ads from equipment and supplies manufactures. The informational articles include printing news, biographies, and technical discussions. From 1870-1875 the Messenger was published quarterly, and then semi-annually. Ulrich & Kup p. 39. WITH Vol. V, no. 4 and two later issues in wraps.

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        Histoires grotesques et sérieuses

      Michel Lévy. First edition in French, translation by Charles Baudelaire, of which there were no large paper copies. Contemporary half purple calf over marbled paper boards, spine in six latticed compartments richly gilt with grotesque gilt frames, marbled endpapers and pastedowns. A good copy with hardly any spotting. In an elegant contemporary binding, which is rare since most copies were bound rather modestly at the time. Michel Lévy Paris 1865 11x18cm relié

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        Autograph letter signed "G. Rossini" to Pietro Barbaja.

      2 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Paris, April 27, 186[5]. In Italian (with translation). Rossini is very happy to have found a missing package which contains, among other things, a portrait of his dear deceased mother. He would like Pietro to relay his thanks to a certain Signor Beltrami, who must have delivered it. Rossini is, furthermore, grateful that Pietro sent him the package, and that his affection for him has not waned. "I re-entered my house, and found... the much desired package containing one of your [letters] from November 8 of last year, together with the portrait of my poor deceased mother...The observation that neither time nor distance have at all dulled your affection for this old Pesarese fogey is nonetheless extremely dear to me... Give me news of your family, of the theaters, and of you, whom I would also like to embrace before my death." Occasional minor early annotations, the most important of which change the letter's year from 1865 to 1866; some foxing and creasing, especially at folds; slight offsetting to recto of second leaf; several pinholes to edges. "No composer in the first half of the 19th century enjoyed the measure of prestige, wealth, popular acclaim or artistic influence that belonged to Rossini. His contemporaries recognized him as the greatest Italian composer of his time. His achievements cast into oblivion the operatic world of Cimarosa and Paisiello, creating new standards against which other composers were to be judged. That both Bellini and Donizetti carved out personal styles is undeniable; but they worked under Rossini's shadow, and their artistic personalities emerged in confrontation with his operas. Not until the advent of Verdi was Rossini replaced at the centre of Italian operatic life." Philip Gossett in Grove Music Online. Rossini was extremely fond of his mother, Anna Giudarini (1771-1827), a singer of some local importance. When she died, during the triumphant debut of his Moïse at the Paris Opéra, he was heartbroken. One anecdote describes him bowing in front of an ecstatic Parisian audience, with tear-soaked eyes, murmuring "But she is dead!" At least two portraits of Rossini's mother survive: a lithograph of the young Anna in theatrical costume, and an oil painting of her in her old age. This letter quite plausibly refers to the latter. Both portraits are described by Bruno Cagli and Mauro Bucarelli in La Casa di Rossini: Catalogo del museo, pp. 118-119. Pietro Barbaja was the son of the famed Italian impresario Domenico Barbaja, who introduced a number of Rossini's operas to Naples.

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        Histoires grotesques et sérieuses

      Michel Lévy frères. First edition in French, translated by Charles Baudelaire, of which there were no large paper copies. Contemporary half black shagreen over marbled paper boards, spine in five compartments with blindruled fillets and gilt fleurons, small tears to edges of covers. Clear, insignificant stain to head of first leaves, occasional foxing. Michel Lévy frères Paris 1865 11x18cm relié

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        Di un'antica necropoli a Marzabotto nel bolognese.

      

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        General Sheridan Attempts to Recover a Stolen Horse 1865

      - A few months after the close of the Civil War, General Philip Sheridan (1831-1888) writes to General Ord, presumably, to see if he can help recover a black racing horse which "was spirited away" and belonged "to a soldier of the 6th Cavalry when on duty as my escort". Boasting one of America’s most famous military careers, Philip Sheridan quickly rose to major general of the Union Army during the American Civil War and was instrumental in the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. He was appointed general-in-chief of the U.S. Army in 1883 and General of the Army in 1888. Sheridan also helped develop and protect Yellowstone National Park. A 4 page letter entirely scrawled in Sheridan's hand on monogrammed "PHS" stationery (8 1/2"x 5 1/4"). Sheridan has finished the letter and signed vertically on the first page, having run out of room on page four. Condition: Letter has file holes on left margin and light soil, otherwise very good. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Das Schleswig'sche Wattenmeer und die friesischen Inseln. Glogau, Flemming, 1865. VIII, 277 S., 1 Bl. Mit 10 lithogr. Tafeln und 2 (!) mehrfach gefalt. Karten. Hlwd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. RTitel. (leicht berieben).

      1865 - Mit der Karte vom Wattenmeer und den schönen Ansichten von Husum (Hafen), Nordstrandischmoor, Sylt (Morsumkliff, Hörnum, Rotes Kliff, Keitum, Westerland, Lister Dünen) und Föhr (Wyk und Boldixum) sowie zusätzlich die Karte des alten Nord-Frieslandes bis an das Jahr 1240 (nach J. Meyer) aus dem Verlag von F. Dröhse.- Leicht kellermuffig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Administrator's Sale. Personal Property! Belonging to the Estate of B. Smith deceased, on the premises near Uniontown, Saturday, December 16, [18]'65.

      [N. P., ?Placerville, CA]: F. A. Hornblower,, 1865 . Broadside (454 x 370 mm). Mounted and framed. Stain to lower left hand margin of broadside, else in fine condition. A scarce advertising broadside, announcing the estate sale of one B. Smith, probably Benjamin Smith, the owner of a store in the mining town of Marshall, later named Uniontown and today called Lotus, in Eldorado County, California. The sale was organised by the administrator of the estate, F. A. Hornblower, originally from New Jersey, who moved to California in 1849. He was initially involved in the search for gold, but in 1855, he formed a partnership with Charles E. Meredith for the practice of the law at nearby Placerville, becoming in turn Public Administrator, City Attorney, District Attorney, and Associate Justice of El Dorado county, before retiring to Sacramento. The present broadside, presumably produced in Placerville itself or very locally, displays a remarkable variety of fonts with very unusual letter forms. Included in the estate sale are over fifty different products, mostly foodstuffs and agricultural equipment, advertised across some eleven lines of text. In first place for sale is 650 gallons of new wine, as well as 450 gallons of old wine, 80 gallons of vinegar, 3000 apple trees, cider and a cider press. California's Gold Rush began in El Dorado County 1848 with James Marshall's discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, on the South Fork of the American River in Coloma. As legions of people flocked to California to claim their fortunes, the region's winemaking industry was born. By 1870, El Dorado County was among the largest wine producers in the state, trailing only Los Angeles and Sonoma counties. The local wine industry flourished until just after the turn of the century when there were approximately 2,000 acres of vines in the county. A rare example of California advertising.

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        Extrait des notes d'un voyage d'exploration a la mer morte, dans le Wady Arabah, sur la rive gauche du Jourdain. Publié sous les auspices de M. le duc de Luynes. Paris, Henri Plon, 1865.

      1865. Folio (36 x 27 cm). 79, (1) pp. Original printed wrappers. Without the map, as common. First edition of Vignes's "Extrait des notes", republished the same year within the "Nouv. ann. des voyages 1864", "Bulletin de l'oeuvre 1864" etc. An account of the Duc de Luynes's 1864 scientific expedition to the Dead Sea. The map was not completed when the "Extrait" was issued: the present copy retains the cover label announcing that the two map sheets would be supplied to the purchaser when ready (Tobler 246). - Binding professionally repaired. A clean, very wide-margined copy. Röhricht p. 517, no. 2841. Tobler 203.

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

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

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        Oeuvres.

      - Paris, Henri Plon & Brière, 1865. 12 volumes in-18, 400 à 550p par volume. Belle édition dans la collection du Prince Impérial, un des 200 exemplaires sur papier hollande (n°112), avec le portrait de Corneille tiré sur chine avant la lettre. Cette collection comprenait en tout 61 volumes avec les oeuvres de Beaumarchais, Racine, Corneille, Molière, Bossuet, Marivaux, etc. et était tirée à 1000 exemplaires sur vélin et 200 sur hollande. Reliure signée Masson-Debonnelle, plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, tranches dorées sur marbrures. Petits frottis sur quelques coupes ou au niveau des mors, petit début de fente en tête d'un mors des tomes I, VI, X et XII, rares rousseurs claires. Superbe exemplaire parfaitement relié à l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Berlin 09. 12. 1802 - 05. 11. 1883 Berlin). Generalintendant für Schauspiel und Musik, Komponist und Politiker, Kniestück im Oval, sitzend mit Orden und Band, "Wilhelm Graf von Redern" (faksimilierte Unterschrift, od. ev. Or.- Signatur?),.

      - Fotografie (Silbergelatinabzug?) v. anonym, um 1865, 25 x 19,56 (H) Alt auf einen verso Or.- Untersatzkarton mit aufgesetztem Rand und Goldfassung montiert. - Minimal fleckig im Karton, sonst tadelloser Abzug ohne Oberflächenschäden. - Selten! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Waverley Novels

      - London - Adam and Charles Black 1865 - A collection of Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels. With a frontispiece and vignette title page to each volume. With several vignettes and full page illustrations throughout all volumes. With the stamp of European Royal, Marie Therese of Austria to the verso of the front endpaper to all volumes. Marie Therese was the second wife of Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies. Her father was Archduke Charles of Teschen and her paternal grandfather was the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II. She was the Prinsess-Abbess of the Theresian Royal and Imperial Ladies Chapter of the Castle of Prague. Complete in forty-eight volumes. The WaverleyNovels are along series by Sir Walter Scott. They were the most widely readworks of their time and remainedas popular for nearly a century. This set contains all the Waverley novels such as The Black Dwarf, Rob Rob, The Abbot, The Pirate, Old Mortality and Woodstock. Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historicalnovelist, playwright and poet. He was one of the first to have contemporary readers in Europe, Australia and North America. Condition: In uniformfull morocco bindings with gilt stamping to spines and blind stamping to boards. Externally, very smart with small patches of minor rubbing to extremities and to the head and tail of spines, and to the joints. Volumes 39, 40and48 areparticularly rubbed to spine. Prior owner's stamp to the verso of front endpaper to all volumes, Marie Therese. Rearhinge to volume 25 is slightly strained but firm. Both hinges to volumes 10,17 and 48are slightly strainedbutfirm. Fronthinge tovolume 48 is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with instances of the scattered spots throughout and a few handling marks. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album von Muenden. 18 Ansichten der Stadt und Umgebung

      Hans Augustin Verlag, Münden, (um 1865). 18 und 7 Lithographien (Zusammen 25 Blätter) (18,5 cm x 14,5 cm und 19,5 cm x 16 cm), original kartonierte Mappe (einige Blätter stockfleckig/Mappe stark stockfleckig)

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        Conférences pour l'Internat des hôpitaux de Paris

      1865. 1865, 1865, in-4, titre, [1] f. blanc, [2]-572 pages manuscrites numérotées à la main, suivies de plusieurs feuillets blancs et [11] feuillets d'index in fine, demi-chagrin vert, dos à faux nerfs et orné, Intéressant manuscrit qui apporte de nouvelles informations sur la carrière du médecin et chef du service photographique de l'hôpital Saint-Louis, Arthur de Montméja. Il s'agit des notes, remises au propre, rédigées à la suite des 25 conférences (sur les os, les articulations, les muqueuses, la sphère ORL, les régions maxillaires, l'estomac et les intestins, le foie, etc...) auxquelles Arthur de Montméja assista dans l'année 1865 en vue de passer son Internat. Plusieurs feuillets numérotés sont demeurés vierges : sans doute en raison de retards ou d'absences de l'élève à quelques conférences. Un feuillet a été découpé à la suite du titre de la 1re conférence. La carrière de Montméja est étonnamment mal connue. Elle fut pourtant brillante. Nous savions jusque là qu'il avait été interne provisoire à l'hôpital Saint-Louis et, grâce à ce manuscrit, nous savons également qu'il tentait de devenir interne des hôpitaux de Paris. Il devint docteur en médecine en 1871, avec une thèse consacrée à la cataracte et, selon certaines indications, il fut chef de clinique ophtalmologique (on notera qu'à Paris la clinique ophtalmologique ne fut créée qu'en 1878). Montméja s'illustra particulièrement dans un domaine auquel il ne se destinait pas encore avant de devenir interne et d'avoir pour professeur l'éminent dermatologue Alfred Hardy : la photographie médicale. Il collabora en effet à la célèbre Clinique photographique de l'hôpital Saint-Louis (1868) en dirigeant l'atelier où furent réalisés les premiers clichés illustrant des pathologies de la peau. A la suite de ce travail, il publia, avec Jules Rengade et Désiré-Magloire Bourneville, la Revue photographique des hôpitaux de Paris (1869-1872), célèbre pour ses clichés représentant les maux et les pathologies du corps humain les plus rares et les plus spectaculaires. Propriétaire du château de Rouffilac à Carlux en Dordogne, Montméja décéda en 1910

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        Lillywhite Companion for 1865 - Facs Covers & 1 Pg - Video

      Hi, Here we have an 1865 Lillywhite Companion. A Very Rare Book. The book was originally in paperback state without the covers and last page when it arrived here but I had the covers and last page professionally restored (photocopies taken from the Heavens facsimile, they look better in real life than in the picture taken) , the covers look like photocopies but it is generally a nice book with original spine touched up to accommodate the new covers.

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        Administrator's Sale. Personal Property! Belonging to the Estate of B. Smith deceased, on the premises near Uniontown, Saturday, December 16, [18]'65.

      [N. P., ?Placerville, CA]: F. A. Hornblower, 1865 - Broadside (454 x 370 mm). Mounted and framed. Stain to lower left hand margin of broadside, else in fine condition. A scarce advertising broadside, announcing the estate sale of one B. Smith, probably Benjamin Smith, the owner of a store in the mining town of Marshall, later named Uniontown and today called Lotus, in Eldorado County, California. The sale was organised by the administrator of the estate, F. A. Hornblower, originally from New Jersey, who moved to California in 1849. He was initially involved in the search for gold, but in 1855, he formed a partnership with Charles E. Meredith for the practice of the law at nearby Placerville, becoming in turn Public Administrator, City Attorney, District Attorney, and Associate Justice of El Dorado county, before retiring to Sacramento. The present broadside, presumably produced in Placerville itself or very locally, displays a remarkable variety of fonts with very unusual letter forms. Included in the estate sale are over fifty different products, mostly foodstuffs and agricultural equipment, advertised across some eleven lines of text. In first place for sale is 650 gallons of new wine, as well as 450 gallons of old wine, 80 gallons of vinegar, 3000 apple trees, cider and a cider press. California's Gold Rush began in El Dorado County 1848 with James Marshall's discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill, on the South Fork of the American River in Coloma. As legions of people flocked to California to claim their fortunes, the region's winemaking industry was born. By 1870, El Dorado County was among the largest wine producers in the state, trailing only Los Angeles and Sonoma counties. The local wine industry flourished until just after the turn of the century when there were approximately 2,000 acres of vines in the county. A rare example of California advertising. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        On radiation

      de (6), frontispice, 62, (2) London, Longman, Green Longman, Roberts et Green, 1865, in-8, de (6), frontispice, 62, (2) pages et 32 pages de catalogue de libraire, pleine percaline bordeaux de l'éditeur, Première édition, peu courante. Exceptionnel exemplaire portant un envoi autographe de Tyndall au chimiste français, Henri Claire-Deville, qui contribua, avec Pasteur, Wurtz, Dumas, au renouvellement et à la redéfinition théorique et expérimentale de la chimie, en France, autour des années 1860. Bon exemplaire, portant le cachet annulé de l'Institut Catholique de Paris.

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        Nouvelles recherches sur les lois des proportions chimiques, sur les poids atomiques et leurs rapports mutuels

      (2), 312, 1 planche repliée Bruxelles, Hayez, 1865, in-4, (2), 312, 1 planche repliée, demi-chagrin marron de l'époque, dos lissé estampé à froid et portant un titre doré, Exemplaire de dédicace à Berthelot. Rare première édition de trois traités de chimie, extraits du tome XXXV des Mémoires de l'Académie royale de Belgique. J.S. Stas (1813-1891) fut l'élève, puis le collaborateur, du chimiste français J.-B. Dumas. Ses recherches sur les proportions chimiques et les poids atomiques des corps permirent, lors de leur publication, la création de standards communément admis ainsi que la stabilisation des masses atomiques de certains éléments, comme le carbone. 1 grande planche représente un appareil pour l'analyse complète de l'iodate d'argent. Sur le faux-titre, un envoi autographe de l'auteur "A Monsieur le Prof. Berthelot". Il s'agit du chimiste français, Marcellin Berthelot. Bon exemplaire, quelques rousseurs

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        Traité des champignons au point de vue botanique, alimentaire et toxicologique

      (4), LXII puis 67 à 301 Paris, G. Baillière, 1865, in-8, (4), LXII puis 67 à 301, (1bl)pp, 18 planches, percaline marron d'origine (dos frotté), Rare première édition de ce joli traité des champignons, écrit par un mycologue amateur. Elle est illustrée de 18 planches hors texte lithographiées sur six feuillets dépliants. Fait rarissime pour cet ouvrage, les gravures furent réhaussées à la main. Bon état intérieur

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        Seeadler - White-tailed Eagle, "Haliaetus albicilla".

      - Farblitho. v. Bowen & Co. n. Elliot, Daniel Giraud, um 1865, 45 x 38 (H) - Blattgr. 61 x 48,5 cm Im Stein signiert C.D. Tholey. - Sehr schönes Blatt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        TRIAL OF JOHN Y. BEALL, AS A SPY AND GUERRILLERO, BY MILITARY COMMISSION

      New York, 1865. 94pp. Dbd. Contemporary gift inscription and institutional stamp on title page; contemporary annotation on final leaf verso. Internally clean. About very good. The official military account of the trial of John Yates Beall. Beall, whom Nevins calls "an erratic Confederate irregular," joined the Confederate navy early in the war. He was captured in late 1864 near the Canadian border, where he was engaged in spying and minor sabotage. Beall and his men had hoped to free Confederate prisoners held by the Union at Johnson's Island off the coast of Ohio, but succeeded only in sinking several nearby boats. He was tried for sabotage in January 1865, sentenced to hang, and executed after President Lincoln refused to commute his death sentence. HOWES B276.

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        Geschichte der Städte Saarbrücken und St. Johann. Nach Urkunden und authentischen Berichten bearbeitet. 2 Bände. Mit einer gefalteten, farbig getönten Ansicht und 3 lith. Faltplänen.

      Saarbrücken, Siebert, 1865. 23 x 15 cm. 3 Bll., 545 + 508 Seiten. Halblederbände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung. *Vollständige Originalausgabe. - \"Vorliegende Schrift dürfte in historischer Hinsicht für die Städte Saarbrücken und St. Johann einen dauernden Werth haben. Was sie giebt, kann nämlich dem größten und wichtigsten Theile nach anderswo nicht mehr gefunden werden; sie ist daher nicht allein für den Moment der Geschichte, sondern für die Zukunft als Quelle der Geschichte selbst, zu betrachten\" (Vorwort). - Deckel geringfügig berieben, gelegentlich leichte Randbräunung. Insgesamt recht gut erhaltenes Exemplar in hübschen zeitgenöss. Halbledereinbänden. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        TABLE SHOWING CAMPS BWN [sic] FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS AND DENVER CITY, WITH DISTANCES BETWEEN CAMPS AND REMARKS [manuscript title]

      [Denver, 1865. [2]pp. Two oblong folio sheets, lined. Each sheet folded once vertically, with the right half of each sheet backed on a larger sheet. Light marginal foxing. Very good. A stimulating record of thirty-two convenient military camping points between Fort Leavenworth and Denver around the mid-19th century. Fort Leavenworth served as a large recruitment and training camp for the Union Army during the Civil War. Shortly thereafter, troops at Leavenworth engaged in multiple skirmishes with neighboring Native American tribes during the Indian Wars of the Great Plains. Denver was also a hotbed of conflict during the Colorado War and the later Indian skirmishes on the Great Plains. Such as table as this, showing distances between military safe havens in the West, with remarks detailing topographical features between each camp, would have been especially useful during these battles with Native Americans. One example from the table states the distance from Indian Creek to Cross Creek as 16 miles, with the following remarks: "Level bottom prairie - good road - wood & water - tall ridge at Cross Creek - Deep Creek six miles west - good camping ground." The area between Fort Wallace and Big Timbers is described as "High rolling prairie - cross Goose Creek - good water. Country broken & hilly. Big Timbers - stumps of once a fine grove of trees - Former Indian burying place." A possibly-unique and important record of American military camps in the West during the Indian Wars.

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        L'Étudiant micrographe. Traité théorique et pratique du microscope et des préparations

      de VIII, 561, (1) pages et 4 Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1865, in-8, de VIII, 561, (1) pages et 4 planches, demi-basane rouge de l'époque, dos lisse (coiffes, coins et coupes émoussés), Deuxieme édition, la première avait paru en 1864. La seconde, parue en 1865,augmentée des applications à l'étude de l'anatomie, de la botanique et de l'histologie, par MM. de Brébisson, Henri Van Heurck, Pouchet". Une première partie, très technique, est consacrée à l'histoire du microscope, à sa fabrication, ses accessoires et son application à la photographie. La seconde partie, plus tournée ver l'étude biologique, est consacrée à l'utilisation du microscope en histologie, anatomie végétale, botanique, chimie et histoire naturelle. Le texte est illustrée de 4 planches et de plus d'une centaine de figures en noir, quasi-exclusivement, dans la première partie.

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        NECKARSULM., "Burg Scheuerberg bei Neckarsulm vor der Zerstörung im Bauernkrieg 1525". Blick vom Tal auf die Burg rechts am Berg, links im Mittelgrund die Stadt.

      Farblithographie im Oval bei Aug. Rostert, Heilbronn, um 1865, 31 x 41 cm. Schefold 5464. - Die Ansicht der Burg nach der Widmannschen Chronik von Hall mit den stereotypen Rundtürmen nebst Zinnenkranz. Im Vordergrund Ernteszene mit beladenem Heuwagen. - Im oberen Rand kleine geschlossene Einrisse. - Selten. Baden-Württemberg

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        An extensive bundle of approximately 200 letters and other communications all addressed to John Irving, a Carlisle stockbroker,

      Publisher: Virtually all the letters are datedYear: February 1865Edition:

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        EIN ACHTBLÄTTRIGER LOTUS - Gebete der Nacht - Mit einem nirvânischen Vor- und Nachgesang. (= Opus VII der Einhorn-Presse - Als Handschrift / Einmaliger Sonderdruck der EINHORN - PRESSE)

      [nn.], 1 weißes Bl., 15 Bll. mit (ornamentalem) Buchschmuck v. Melchior Lechter 34 x 22cm 4 WIKIPEDIA: Melchior Lechter (geb. 2. Oktober 1865 in Münster (Westfalen) gest. 8. Oktober 1937 in Raron, Kanton Wallis, Schweiz) war ein deutscher Maler, Graphiker und Buchkünstler. Als Monogramm (ML) vor allem bei seinen buchkünstlerischen Arbeiten benutzte er den Buchstaben "M" mittig geschnitten vom Buchstaben "L"...- Mit 14 begann er eine Ausbildung zum Glasmaler. Nach der Arbeit belegte er bei der Münsterschen Kunstgenossenschaft Kurse an der Zeichen-, Mal- und Modellierschule. Nach der Ausbildung ging er 1884 nach BERLIN, wo er an der HOCHSCHULE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE studierte und nebenbei als Glasmaler arbeitete. Nach dem Ende des Studiums malte Lechter zunächst Gebrauchskunst, etwa für Werbemittel, bis Fritz GURLITT 1896 eine Ausstellung einrichtete. Lechter schaffte damit den Durchbruch seiner Kunst in Berlin. Prägend war die Begegnung mit Stefan GEORGE, für den Lechter viele Bücher im Georg BONDI Verlag buchkünstlerisch gestaltete. - Er erhielt 1898 von Jakob PALLENBERG den Auftrag zur Ausgestaltung des Pallenberg-Saales mit Glasfenstern und Mosaiken am Kölner MUSEUM für Angewandte Kunst. Für die 1899/1900 ausgeführte Gesamtgestaltung erhielt er 1900 auf der PARISER WELTAUSSTELLUNG einen Grand Prix...- Am 30. September 1910 reiste Lechter mit Karl WOLFSKEHL nach Indien ab. Lechter begab sich dort auf eine fünfmonatige Reise über CEYLON, MADRAS und ADYAR, das Zentrum der Adyar-TG. Dabei führte er Tagebuch. Dieses wurde nach seiner Rückkehr in kleiner Auflage (333 Exemplare) als zweiter Druck der von Lechter gegründeten EINHORN PRESSE mit besonderem Buchschmuck veröffentlicht. -- Sprache : de OHpgtBd, mit goldgeprä. Deckel- u. Rt., Einband leicht berieben. Der Buchrücken hat einen kl. Fleck von 0,15cm.. Ansonsten ein sehr sauberes, gutes Exemplar. Lesebändchen.

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