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        Camps and Prisons: Twenty Months in the Department of the Gulf

      New York: J. P. Robens, 1865. _. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good. 12mo. Third edition. Complete: 424 pages; 6 plates; 6-page advertising section in rear. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages. Small owner's label inside front cover. Minor cover wear, heaviest at the head of the spine. "The best account of prison life in Texas during the Civil War" (Basic Texas Books 47B.) (An earlier edition is also listed in Sabin, 21152.) Duganne was a poet, playwright, and dime-novel author who fought in the Gulf region with the Union Army as officer in the New York 176th Volunteer Infantry Regiment and was captured at Brashsear City. About 1/3 of the book discusses service with the regiment and 2/3s discusses life as a prisoner. Quite scarce.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Das Schweizerland in Bild und Wort / Dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten und von verschiedenen Künstlern in Stahl gestochen / Mit geschichtlich-, topo- und orographisch-physikalisch- und ethnographisch-erläuterndem Text / Erste Häfte

      Basel, Chr. Krüsi, ca. 1865. 4°, Halbleder 23 x 29,5 cm. 464 Spalten. Mit 1 gestochenem Titelblatt u. 45 Stahlstichtafeln. Halbledereinband bestoßen u. berieben. Textseite teilweise lose, Stiche wie immer teilweise leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt noch gutes u. interesantes Exemplar. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Graphik

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        The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green,, 1865. With engravings on wood from designs of Fra Angelico, Pietro Perugino, Francesco Francia [and others]. Small square quarto (240 x 187 mm). Contemporary red morocco by Riviere, decorative gilt spine, concentric gilt and blind tooled borders on sides, central gilt roundel, all edges gilt, two-line gilt turn-ins. Illustrated throughout with full page wood-engraved plates by the Dalziel Brothers, Green, Cooper, Linton and others after Old Master paintings, decorative borders throughout. An excellent copy. First trade edition of this wonderful example of Victorian book production. Longman employed the finest wood-engravers of the day and the project was overseen by the the antiquary and illuminator Henry Shaw (1800-1873): "He provided initials and ornament for the prestigious New Testament published by Longman in 1864 with engravings of works by artists from Fra Angelico to Raphael" (ODNB). A limited edition of 250 large paper copies was issued in 1864.

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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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        Essays in Criticism.

      London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co.,, 1865. Octavo. Original brown cloth, titles gilt to spine, gilt rule border to front board, dark blue coated endpapers. Cloth a little dust-soiled and lightly rubbed at the ends and corners, hinges cracking, internally clean, very good condition. First edition, first issue, presentation copy inscribed "From the Author" in the hand of the publisher on the half-title. This is the first of Arnold's two influential Essays in Criticism, published by Arnold as Oxford Professor of Poetry. The second was published in 1888. The subjects in this work include Heinrich Heine, Pagan and Mediaeval Religious Sentiment, Spinoza and Marcus Aurelius.

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        Gesamtansicht, von der linken Rheinseite, rechts die Eisenbahnbrücke über den Rhein, im Vordergrund ". der Gesamtansichtrten des Herrn Ernst Mayer".

      - Stahlstich n. u. v. F. Foltz, um 1865, 25,6 x 41,5 Nicht bei Brumme, Mainz in alten Ansichten. - Die seltene große Mainzansicht von F. Foltz. Der Betrachter steht im Volkspark und blickt über den Winterhafen nach Mainz. Rechts der Brückenkopf der 1862 fertig gestellten neuen Eisenbahnbrücke über den Rhein.

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        Suiba senkin hen [trans. How to Ride a Horse across a River]

      One double-page illus. finely handcolored & 22 full-page illus. in the text. 26 folded leaves. Large 8vo, orig. pictorial wrappers (a little rubbed), stitched as issued oriental style. Edo & Osaka: 1865. First edition of this rare book; OCLC locates only the rather defective LC copy. Due to the mountainous nature of Japan, fording rivers on horseback by samurai was a major concern and difficulty. The author, Tsuneharu Kobori (1700-71), wrote two books on swimming techniques, the first for humans and the present work for horses ridden by samurai. These two books are the oldest treatises on swimming in the Japanese language. The "Kobori ryu" technique of swimming was developed in the province of Higo in Kumamoto, an area with numerous rapid streams and rivers. In fact, today in Japan there is still a "Kobori school of swimming" for soldiers. This work is devoted to the successful navigation of rivers by mounted horses. Kobori taught swimming to several generations of warriors on the Shirakawa (Shira) River at the Hachiman Gulf as part of their martial training. The author devised a number of flotation devices, illustrated by fine woodcuts, which would girdle the horse and enable it to float. The author provides exact measurements and methods of constructing. These flotation devices would allow the horse to remain partially above the water and allow their riders, who were usually wearing heavy armor, to fight with swords, fire arrows, and shoot muskets without sinking. Several of the fine woodcut illustrations depict flotation devices to be worn by the soldiers. This copy is accompanied by the original publisher's printed wrapper (really more like an envelope) which is, by its ephemeral nature, extremely unlikely to survive. Such examples are very rare. Fine copy.

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

      Pagnoni, 1865. Tre volumi di cm. 34, pp. 1.000 ca. complessive. Con il ritratto di Dante all'antiporta del primo volume e 54 belle tavole f.t. incise in rame e ciascuna (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.

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        The Gothic and Anglo-Saxon Gospels. in Parallel Columns with the Versions of Wycliffe and Tyndale; arranged with Preface and Notes. Assisted by George Waring. THE ORIGINAL EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO

      John Russell Smith, 1865. 8vo., First edition, with folding coloured facsimile as frontispiece, and title in red and black, small marginal tear in title neatly repaired; handsomely bound in burgundy full morocco, sides with gilt frame border, back with raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, uncut, laid endpapers, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. With 32pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. THE ORIGINAL EDITION IS EXTREMELY SCARCE.

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        Monograms 1865-1885". Lederalbum von Zaehnsdorf mit handgezeichneten Monogrammen / Zaehnsdorf leather album with hand-painted monogram designs.

      (England) 1865-1885. - 51 Blätter, davon 37 mit handgezeichneten Monogramm-Designs, teilweise aquarelliert oder gouachiert, 14 mit montierten, mit Gold und Farben gedruckten Monogrammen, 1 Blatt mit montiertem handgeschriebenen Gedicht. Zwischen den Blättern jeweils dünnere Schutzblätter. 23,5 x 16,5 cm. Zaehnsdorf-Einband in rotem Maroquin mit farbigem Deckelmonogramm, Rückenvergoldung und Goldschnitt. Die Innendeckel ebenfalls lederbezogen mit reicher Goldprägung und Monogramm, seidenbezogene fliegende Vorsätze (Einband kaum berieben; innen stellenweise minimal stockfleckig) * Prachtvolles Album mit Monogramm-Variationen, von geübter Hand und mit Liebe zum Detail gezeichnet. Mit einigen Druckproben. Unikat. Sehr schönes Exemplar. - Album containing 51 lvs., of wich 37 lvs. with manuscript / drawn monogram designs in pen and (washed) ink / pencil / washed gouache and brush, 14 lvs. with mounted (gilt) printed monograms and a leaf with mounted manuscript poem. - A splendid private album with monogram designs. 19th century full red morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf, covers with triple gilt fillet borders, frontcover with central gilt inlaid mor. monogram "CS", pastedowns with richly gilt inlaid burgondy morocco with fleuron motifs, within richly gilt red mor. border with fleuron motifs and fillets, upper pastedown also with central gilt inlaid col. mor. circular monogram "BFS", silk lined free endpapers with gilt border along edges, gilt boardedges, gilt ribbed spine, a.e.g.- Some (sm.) rubbed / chafed spots on spine, otherwise very fine [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original Deed to a Notable Historic Property in Little Kilbanow in the Parish of Amroth, County of Pembroke, Wales, part of the Picton Castle Estate [United Kingdom]

      London, 1865. First edition. [No Binding -- Single Sheet Document. Fine. An ORIGINAL 1865 Indenture to Real Estate in Pembrokeshire, Wales, adjacent to the historic Picton Castle Estate -- Picton Castle being a medieval Castle near Haverford West in Pembrokeshire originally constructed in the 13th Century by a Flemish Knight. The Castle became the property of Sir John Wogan, an ancestor of the Philipps family, who was a Cambro-Norman judge and who served as Justiciar of Ireland from 1295 to 1313, making him the most important Common Law Judge of Ireland at the time. [The Cambro-Normans were Normans who settled in southern Wales after the Norman conquest of England in 1066 conducted by William the Conqueror. The most prominent Cambro-Norman was Richard "Strongbow" de Clare, whose lands in Wales centered on Pembroke and who led the Norman invasion of Ireland.] The land conveyed by the Indenture described herein and dated 29th September 1865 was sold for 775 Pounds by Henry Sanders of Tenby in Pembroke County to Rev. James Henry Alexander Philipps, Vicar of St. Mary?s, Haverfordwest (Philipps being a descendant of Sir John Wogan who formerly had the surname Gwyther but who assumed the name Phillips upon taking title to Picton Castle). By this Indenture (which one now would describe as a "Deed") Philipps expanded the Picton Castle Estate by seventeen acres, one rood and five perches. The property thereby conveyed was then generally known as Little Kilbanow and is shown in a drawing made upon the Indenture and shaded in pink. The the conveyed property is shown as a set of numbered parcels, the respective then-uses of which are set forth in a chart shown on the Indenture. From examining the drawings, it appears that the acquisition of the property covered by the Indenture filled a large gap in the Picton Estate property. Picton Castle -- and certainly the property conveyed by this Indenture -- was seized by the French in 1405 and was later seized by the Parliamentary Forces in 1645 during the English Civil War -- showing the Castle and adjacent land to be a strategically important Welsh properly. Picton Castle remains owned and occupied by descendants of James Henry Alexander Philipps and we assume that the property conveyed by the Indenture does so as well . The deed (which measures approximately 28 inches X approximately 22 1/2 inches) is in Fine condition with all wax seals and the stamp tax sticker present. [An interesting article on Picton Castle and its history can be found on Wikipedia.] A Fine ORIGINAL INDENTURE [DEED] CONVEYING A PORTION OF ONE OF THE MOST NOTABLE PROPERTIES IN ALL OF WALES. RARE.

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      1865. Librairie de Girard et Josserand, Lyon, Paris. 1865 - 1867. In - 4.Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos abîmé. Non coupé. 8 tomes d'env. 500 - 600 pages chacun. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Texte en latin et en français. Etiquettes de code sur les couvertures. Quelques tampons de bibliothèque. Manques sur le dos et le 2e plat du tome I. Quelques rousseurs. Par le R.P. Robert, Capucin. Nouvelle édition reproduite de celle de 1680, avec Traduction en français, par une Société d'Ecclésiastiques de divers Diocèses et sous la dir. de M. l'Abbé Rouquette, de Toulouse.

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        Ansicht von Schloss "Trampe".

      - Farblithographie v. Loeillot n. Schroeder, um 1865, 26 x 37,2 Ehem. Besitzer: von Sparr, von der Schulenburg

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        [View] down Market Street in 1865. (Photograph)

      San Francisco: T.E. Hecht. Late 19th Century-Early 20th Century. Platinum print. 16 x 20 inches. A copy or reprint of an earlier photograph. Damaged along longer bottom margin. From Sansome Street to the water front. Goat Island (Yerba Buena) in the middle distance. From T.E. Hecht's Collection. (#12, Down Market Street in 1865). Provenance: Peter Howard from William Wreden.

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        Corea or Cho-Sen. The Land of Morning Calm. London, Wilhelm Heinemann, 1895.

      Pp. xvi, 304, adv. 24. With frontispiece (portrait) and 6 full page plates. Many illustrations in the text. Publisher's green cloth printed in black and gilt, restored and recased. Stamps in blind. Preserved in a cloth slip case. First edition. Henry Savage Landor (1865-1924), Italian painter, born in Florence and educated in Paris travelled frequently to all parts of the world. In 1890 he went to Korea where he painted portraits of important people, i.e. of Prince Min-Young-Huan (head of the Korean army) and Min-Young-Chun (Prime Minister). This is a vivid and accurate account of Korea and its inhabitants. The illustrations are made after sketches by the author. Cordier BS 2971. Pak, Western Books on Korea: 1655-1949, nr. 47, 1895.

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        Uncle Tom's Cabin

      1865 - STOWE, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1865. Two Volumes in One. Octavo, contemporary marbled boards rebacked and recornered in black morocco with red morocco gilt inlays, orange morocco spine labels, original marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. $6800.An early edition of Uncle Tom's Cabin inscribed by her"""Mrs. Katharine F. Rockwell from her Cousin, H.B. Stowe.""In the emotion-charged atmosphere of mid-19th century America Uncle Tom's Cabin exploded like a bombshell". The social impact of [the novel] on the United States was greater than that of any book before or since" (PMM 332). This early edition of the landmark novel inscribed by Stowe to her cousin, Katharine Rockwell. Uncle Tom's Cabin first published 1852 (BAL 19343). Occasional light foxing. Beautifully bound. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Small Archive of Items Pertaining to the first American Oil Boom: "Oil on the Brain" ALS, 1865 letter concerning oil wells in Pennsylvania; ALS, 1865 Pennsylvania oil letter from the largest oil boomtown in the US, Pithole PA; 'Shipping Oil -- Story Farm'. Stereocard; Advertising card for Oil Well Supplies at Geo. Davis, Compliments of Webster Wagon Company, Moundsville, West Va.; and 1869 Phillips Petroleum Stockholders Notice of Election of Trustee.

      1865 - 1873 1865 - Five items pertaining to the first American oil boom in Pennsylvania: 1. ALS, March 5 1865, to Corporal M. W. Van Amber concerning oil wells in Pennsylvania: "Oil on the Brain". 2. The letter, dated July 23rd, 1865 and signed "Gene", describes the astonishing activity in Pithole. 3. Ca. 1860. Shipping Oil -- Story Farm. Stereocard. 4. Ca. 1873. Advertising card for Oil Well Supplies at Geo. Davis, Compliments of Webster Wagon Company, Moundsville, West Va. 5. 1869. 1869 Phillips Petroleum Stockholders Notice of Election of Trustee.1. ALS, to Corporal M. W. Van Amber concerning oil wells in Pennsylvania: "Oil on the Brain": Signed letter from 'Libbie M. T.' dated March 4th 1865, Watertown, to a Civil War corporal in Washington DC. The Drake Well, drilled in 1859 along the banks of Oil Creek, Venango County PA, was the first commercial oil well in the country, spawning an oil rush to the area. The writer describes the interest in the Pennsylvania oil in her home town: "I presume you have heard about the oil wells in Pennsylvania. There is a man not far from here that put in one hundred dollars share and then sold the share for one hundred twenty thousand dollars. There is a good many here that has go the Oil on the brain, and I think Father has for he talks of selling out." Folded, 5 x 8" lined paper, with stamped envelope dated March 5 1865, Watertown, addressed to Corporal M. W. Van Amber, 10th NY Art. Washington DC. Very good condition.2. "I can see more than fifty Derricks from here. I went down last eve to see the Island Well, it flows all of the time. I wish you could see it, it is a sight and if I stay here this Winter I will send for you and you shall see what their (sic) is in Oil dom (sic)." In January of 1865 two massive oil strikes by the Frazier and the Twin Wells transformed a quiet western Pennsylvania farm into the largest oil boomtown in American history. Pithole became the home of the first commercial oil well in the US and of the world's first oil pipeline. Oil production hit 6,000 barrels per day and the population swelled to 20,000 by Christmas.The letter, dated July 23rd, 1865 and signed "Gene", describes the astonishing activity in Pithole and the hopes of the writer and other family members to establish a hotel there: "Our house is not quite ready, but we have to take what we can. We could have five hundred (guests) if we could keep them (and) get from ten to twelve Dollars per Week for Board". Gene, writing to his wife, asks her to send letters "direct to G. E. Graves, Pleasant Ville P. A. . their (sic) is no Post Office here ." Folded, 5 x 8". Cream lined writing paper. Very good condition.3. Ca. 1860. Shipping Oil -- Story Farm. Stereocard.For a beautiful silk dress plus $30,000 Mrs. William Story sold the oil producing Story Farm (Venango County, PA)-- the Farm went on to produce millions of dollars in oil over its almost one hundred years in operation. Its name was changed to the Columbia Farm, a joint stock company called the Columbia Oil Company was formed in 1861, and a young Andrew Carnegie became an early investor in it. The stereocard shows many barrels of oil piled along the shore of a river (probably Oil Creek) awaiting shipping. With the caption: '2800 Shipping Oil - Story Farm'. Yellow card stock, with 'American Scenery' printed at the right and left margins. 7 x 3 1/2 Very good condition.4. Ca. 1873. Advertising card for Oil Well Supplies at Geo. Davis, Compliments of Webster Wagon Company, Moundsville, West Va.Lithographed oval trade card for the Webster Wagon Company, a West Virginia wagon maker supplying the local oil industry, depicting a charming young girl dressed in flowered dress and white lace trimmed hat and gloves. With advertising copy on the verso, an illustration of a Webster wagon, and a stamp for Geo. Davis' Oil Well Supplies. 3 x 4". Very good condition.5. 1869. 1869 Phillips Petroleum Stockholders Notice of Election of TrusteesEarly printed letterhead announcement to stoc [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Portal of Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul.

      c. 1865 - Collection of three albumen prints. Credit, title and number in negative, pasted on original thin card. Dimensions: from 220 x 27 cm to 6.5 x 34.5 cm.

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        Introduction à l'Etude de la Medecine Expérimentale.

      Paris, J.B. Baillière et Fils, Librairie de l'Académie Impériale de Medecine, 1865, 1 volume in-8 de 215x132 mm environ, demi chagrin noir, dos à nerfs portant titres dorés, gardes marbrées. Premier Tirage de la première Edition (Corbeil - Typ. et Stér. de Crété). Tampons de bibliothèque, petites taches p. 384-385, petite déchirure sans manque sur la page de la table des matières, coin émoussés, frottements sur le cartonnage et le cuir, sinon bon état. Claude Bernard, né le 12 juillet 1813 à Saint-Julien (Rhône) et mort le 10 février 1878 à Paris, est un médecin et physiologiste français.Considéré comme le fondateur de la médecine expérimentale, il a en particulier laissé son nom au syndrome de Claude Bernard-Horner. On lui doit les notions de milieu intérieur et dhoméostasie, fondements de la biologie moderne. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Essais de Michel de Montaigne. Nouvelle édition avec les notes de tous les commentateurs, choisies et complétées par M. J.-V. Le Clerc. Précédée d'une nouvelle étude sur Montaigne par M. Prevost-Paradol.

      Paris, Garnier-Frères, 1865.4 volumes grands in-8 de [4]-XXXII-495; [4]-525-[3]; [4]-527 et [4]-538 pages, demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à 5 nerfs avec titre doré, têtes dorées. Coins et bords très légèrement frottés. Illustré d'un portrait de Montaigne par Staal en frontispice du premier volume. Un des 150 exemplaires numérotés sur grand papier (72) [Vicaire II, 342].

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        Grand Dictionnaire Universel du XIX siécle (15 tomes + supplement/ 15 Bände + Ergänzungsband) - A - Z/ Supplement.

      Larousse & Cie.; 1865 - Die hier angebotenen Bände stammen aus einer teilaufgelösten Medienbibliothek und tragen die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen; Buchschnitt und Seitenränder alters-/papierbedingt angebräunt; Papier altersbedingt nachgedunkelt/ stellenweise sind vereinzelt gelöste Seiten vorhanden und an den Ecken teilweise mit kleinen Einrissen; KOMPLETTPREIS für 16 Bände; bei Versand ins Ausland erfragen Sie bitte zuerst die Versandkosten; FRANZÖSISCH! Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 60000

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        Hyperion, A Romance

      1865 - (FRITH, Francis) LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. Hyperion: A Romance. Illustrated with Twenty-four Photographs of the Rhine, Switzerland, and the Tyrol, by Francis Frith. London: Alfred William Bennett, 1865. Quarto, publisher's elaborately-gilt stamped green cloth, all edges gilt. $1600.First illustrated edition of Longfellow's Hyperion to feature 24 vintage albumen prints of photographs of castles, villages, mountain glaciers and literary sites across Germany, Switzerland and Austria by renowned Victorian photographer Francis Frith. A landmark in the intersection of photography and literature, in original gilt-tooled cloth.One of the finest photographers of the Victorian age, Francis Frith "inaugurated the first golden age of albumen-silver photographic illustration (1860-80) during which photographs of great visual strength were supplemented by supportive texts". One of the most outspoken on the esthetics of photography, Frith was among the first photographers to successfully seize the opportunity of using the recently perfected glass-negative and albumen print process to establish a reputation as a master photographic book illustrator" (Truthful Lens, 30). By the early 1860s Frith had become renowned for his wanderlust as he traveled across Europe, Africa and the Mideast, and was equally famed for his skill as a photographer, often waiting "hours, and sometimes days, for the right weather and the right light" (Fabian and Adam, 62). Prior to publication of this splendid illustrated edition of Longfellow's Hyperion (1839), Frith photographed sites along the Rhine, and writes in his preface of tracing "the footsteps of Paul Fleming," Longfellow's hero, across Germany, Switzerland and Austria. This work is especially "notable for its direct association of landscape photographs as non-literal visual equivalents of literary ideas" (Truthful Lens). First edition: precedes the first American edition. The 24 vintage albumen prints of photographs by Frith include views of Heidelberg Castle, Interlachen, St. Gilgen, St. Wolfgang, Innsbruck, Stuttgart and more: each print approximately 4-1/2 by 6-1/2 inches and mounted on individually captioned leaves. With in-text illustrations, initials, head- and tailpieces. BAL 12479. Gernsheim, Incunabula 268. See BAL 12480; 12064. Bookseller tickets.Plates and text fresh with light scattered foxing, tiny bit of edge-wear to bright gilt cloth. A very scarce about-fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Rewards for Arrests of Felons..Whereas, for Some Time past-evil-disposed Persons Have Crossed the Borders of the United States, or Entered Their Ports By Sea from Countries where They are Tolerated and Have Committed Capital Felonies ..

      Washington, D.C.: U.S. State Department, 1865. A very rare broadsheet measuring 8 1/4 x 10 13/16 (the only recorded copy is in the New York Historical Society, OCLC). None are recorded in NUC. Issued just 10 days before his assassination. Technically, Presidential Executive Orders began in the administration of Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War. Earlier proclamations had been issued even in the Colonial period by the Kings of England and Colonial Royal Governors, the earliest proclamation in the United States was from George Washington declaring November 26, 1789 to be a Thanksgiving holiday. Lincoln issued the first executive order on March 10, 1863 dealing with the problem of mass desertions among soldiers. This document was only the second executive order issued and was directed at felons from foreign countries [meaning Confederates] with who were crossing from Canada into the United States to attack such as when the St. Albans [Vermon] bank was robbed leading to a man being killed. General John A. Dix and issued a proclamation that the felons should be pursued into Canada. However, President Lincoln considered this dangerous since it would upset the relatively neutral role Great Britain was following. Through Secretary Seward he issued this second Executive Order directing that no traveler, except immigrants should enter an American port without a passport. the reward for each such offender captured was $1,000. There was also a reward of $500 for those who helped apprehend those who might aid and abet such offenders. Simmons writing in the American Archivist notes not all Presidential Executive Orders are signed (besides those from William H. Seward [nos. 1 & 2]. The printed form of this executive order did not appear until the next year in the reports of Bvt. Brg. Gen, D.C. McCallum and the Provost General (Washington, 1866).

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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. Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Pétrus Borel Le Lycanthrope. Sa vie. Ses écrits. Sa correspondance. Poésie et documents inédits.

      Paris, René Pincebourde, 1865 In-16 (15,8 x 12 cm), bradel papier de l'époque, dos lisse, pièce de titre, couv. non cons., faux-titre, frontispice en triple état, titre, 139 pp., 2 ff. n. ch. (table, annonce du catalogue éditeur), 4 ff. sur vergé (catalogue éditeur) Édition originale. L'un des 15 ex. sur Chine (après 2 ex. sur peau de vélin et avant 15 ex. sur papier chamois). Exemplaire comportant les trois épreuves différentes du portrait de Pétrus Borel à l'eau-forte par Ulm (sanguine, noir et bistre). Rare exemplaire en grand papier de la première étude consacrée à Pétrus Borel. .

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        Recherches hydrauliques. - Première partie : Recherches expérimentales sur l'écoulement de l'eau dans les canaux découverts. - Deuxième partie : Recherches expérimentales sur la propagation des ondes.

      Paris, Dunod, 1865 et 1866, 2 tomes en 1 volume, in-4, relié, *** Recherches entreprises par M. H. Darcy et continuées par M. H. Bazin. Deux atlas de 28 planches doubles pour le premier et 5 planches doubles pour le second. Reliure d'époque, demi basane noire, dos lisse avec filets et titre dorés, le cuir est très abimé, les coiffes sont manquantes, coins émoussés, un mors fendu sur plus de la moitié de l'ouvrage, mais la reliure est solide, page de faux titre du second volume tachée. Il n'existe pas de texte avec les atlas, ouvrage bien complet. Intéressants passages sur les tsunamis et les mascarets, avec leurs mécanismes reproduits artificiellement pour la première fois. Rare. Etat d'usage. ************* PROMO : Envoi gratuit en courrier suivi et assurance à partir de 20 € d'achat (France seulement), remise 20 % pour commande supérieure à 60 €.

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        Narrative of A Year's Journey Through Central and Eastern Arabia (1862-63) Two Volumes.

      London and Cambridge, Macmillan and Co. 1865.. Second Edition; Demy 8vo; Vol. I. pp. xiv, 466, (2 pages advertisements) Vol. II. pp. (vi), 398, (2 pages advertisements); engraved frontispiece, folding engraved map with small closed tear at inner margin, 4 folding lithographed plans, original green cloth, title lettered in gilt on spines, gilt decoration to front boards, previous owner's hand made bookplates on the fixed front endpaper of each volume, very good set. Palgrave (1826 - 1888) was an ordained priest, he joined the order of the Jesuits and served as a member of the order in India, Rome and in Syria, where he acquired a command of Arabic. On his second journey to Syria he assumed the identity of a travelling Syrian physician. He travelled from Syria, through Najd, and on to Bahrain and Oman, he returned to Europe, where he wrote this narrative of his travels.

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        13 autograph letters signed ("Jenny Lind Goldschmidt" or "Jenny L. Goldschmidt"). London, Isle of Wight, Lowestoft and Cannes, c 1865 to 1871.

      1865. Mostly large 8vo. In Swedish. Altogether 69¾ pp. on 36 ff. With 10 autogr. envelopes and several addenda. Extensive correspondence with the Swedish architect Ernst Jacobsson, written during her marriage to Otto Goldschmidt. In these later years, Jenny Lind forsook opera and performed only in concerts throughout Europe, but was still greeted with unprecedented success. These affectionate letters tell of her activities and sentiments, travel plans, musicians, concerts, and mutual acquaintances. - Includes: I) Jenny M. Goldschmidt (her daughter): ALS. Oak-Lea, 29 Aug. 1867. 8vo. 3 pp. on double leaf: "[...] Je suis sûre que vous avez entendu parler de la grande fête musicale à Hereford; c'était bien beau et Maman a chanté plusieurs fois [...]". - II) Otto Goldschmidt: 3 ALS. London, 1867. (Large) 8vo. Altogether (4+4+2 =) 10 pp. on 6 pp. With 2 autogr. envelopes. In German, to Ernst Jacobsson. - III) An envelope addressed in Swedish, to Jenny Lind. - In light-bown calf portfolio, giltstamped "Brev fran Jenny Lind till sedermera Professor Ernst Jacobsson", with gilt laurel border and lyres; lined with moirée silk.

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      - MOTHER GOOSE. (McLOUGHLIN SHAPE BOOK) MOTHER GOOSE MELODIES. NY: McLoughlin Bros. (30 Beekman St.), no date, circa 1865. 6 1/2" high, die- cut in the shape of Mother Goose, slight soil inside front cover else near fine. Busily illustrated in bright colors on a salmon colored background (one illustration is signed by Cogger). Similar to the Prang shape books of the same era but much scarcer, especially in nice condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Il dovere. Giornale politico settimanale per la democrazia

      Stabilimento degli artisti tipografi, 1865-67. 3 voll. in 4, pp. 408; 416; 284 + 416 + 160. Legatura in mz. tl. coeva. Tre annate consecutive della rivista genovese fondata da Giuseppe Mazzini. Anno I: dal no 1 del 7 marzo 1863 al no 51 del 27 febbraio 1864 (annata completa); Anno II: dal no 1 del 5 marzo 1864 al no 52 del 25 febbraio 1865 (annata completa): Anno III: dal no 1 del 4 marzo 1865 al no 35 del 28 ottobre (annata completa dal momento che la rivista interruppe le sue pubblicazioni da ottobre sino al gennaio successivo); anno IV: dal no 1 del 6 gennaio 1866 al no 52 del 29 dicembre (annata completa); anno V: dal no 1 del 5 gennaio 1867 al no 20 del 18 maggio 1867 (completa). La rivista, dopo questo ultimo numero del 18 maggio, cambio' infatti il suo nome in 'Il Dovere. Giornale politico quotidiano' divenendo appunto un quotidiano. Rarissima raccolta completa di questa rivista settimanale mazziniana fondata nel 1863 e diretta all'inizio da Federico Campanella, amico di Mazzini, e da Ernesto Pozzi. ITA

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        Traité théorique et pratique de la conduite et de la distribution des eaux, avec un atlas de 47 planches. Deuxième édition, revue et considérablement augmentée.

      Paris, Dunod, 1865 ; 2 tomes : texte in-4 et atlas in-folio ; demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs très décoré à froid et doré, titre doré, roulette décorative dorée sur les plats (reliure de l'époque) ; XV, (1 bl.), 496 pp. ; atlas de 47 planches doubles représentant plusieurs centaines de figures. Né à Fossano en Piémont (1804-1866), Jules Dupuit fit ses études en France, fut reçu à Polytechnique et devint ingénieur des Ponts et Chaussées en 1829. Il eut une carrière bien remplie qui le mena en Sarthe, Marne et Maine-et-Loire avant d'être nommé Directeur du service municipal de Paris (1850) où il s'occupa beaucoup de la conduite et distribution de l'eau. Féru d'économie politique, il a laissé plusieurs ouvrages sur ce sujet, sur l'hydraulique, etc. Quelques rousseurs éparses très claires (très peu dans le texte, qui est très frais), et quelques frottements sans gravité, sinon très bel exemplaire, dans une reliure très décorative et bien établie.

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      Bologna, Lit. Wenk, (1865 ca.), - in-8 oblungo, pp. 12 di testo in broch.fig., una tav. con veduta di Bologna ed una più volte ripieg. (cm 350x23) in litografia a due tinte, raffig. il percorso della "Porrettana" , con veduta di Firenze e di tutti i borghi attraversati dalla ferrovia, con ponti, viadotti e stazioni. Leg. editoriale m.tela con titolo e vedute applicate. La lunghissima tavola, di grande effetto decorativo, è litografata da H. Grob. Raro pieghevole, straordinaria documentazione sulla ferrovia ed il paesaggio della zona; di grande attualità. Dovremmo averne uno ma non lo troviamo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Australian news for home readers / The illustrated Australian news for home readers / The illustrated Melbourne post.~Melbourne: David Syme, 1865-1868.

      13 issues of different titles, and some part issues

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Dresden, 14. VIII. 1865.

      1865. 1¾ SS. Gr.-4to. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Sie werden von mir gedacht haben: 'aus den Augen, aus dem Sinn', weil ich's so lange habe anstehen lassen mein Ihnen gegebenes Versprechen zu erfüllen. Aber ich eitler Mensch wollte mich erst wieder dick werden lassen ehe ich mich photographieren ließ, und dieß ist die Ursache meines Zögerns. Im Geiste bin ich sehr oft in Carlsbad und bei Ihnen gewesen, denn wo er Einem gut ergangen ist, da weilt man gern in seinen Gedanken. Carlsbad bleibt mir unvergeßlich u. mein dortiger Aufenthalt ein lichtvoller Punkt in meinem Leben. Wie freut es mich, mein Stübchen und Ihr Haus sammt Umgegend gezeichnet zu haben! [...] Das Sängerfest mit seinem Lärm ist nun vorüber, aber die Nachwehen - man sagt 60,000 x Deficit - wird unsere gute Stadt noch lange empfinden. Wie ich voraus sagte, hat die Gesankgskunst wenig von dem Feste gewonnen. Den zweiten Sängertage war die Sängerbühne kaum zum dritten Theile gefüllt u. zogen die meisten Sänger vor, sich anderweit zu verlustigen [...]". - Gustav Nieritz war Direktor der Bezirksschule in Dresden. Sein "erster schriftstellerischer Versuch war die Erzählung 'Das Pomeranzenbäumchen', die 1830 in der Dresdner Zeitschrift 'Der Merkur' erschien. Diesem Werk folgten mehr als 100 Jugendschriften, die Nieritz neben Christoph von Schmid und Christian Gottlob Barth zu einem der meistgelesenen Volks- und Jugendschriftsteller des 19. Jh. machten. Einige seiner Werke wurden in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt" (DBE).

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        Wit and Wisdom from West Africa; or, a book of proverbial philosophy, idioms, enigmas, and laconisms.

      Tinsley Brothers London 1865 - First edition. 8vo., xxxi, 455pp., original red blindstamped cloth gilt, small split at head of upper joint, lightly rubbed, a very good copy of a scarce book. A compilation of material which had previously only existed in oral form, comprising proverbs from Wolof, Kamuri, Oji, Ga Yoruba, Efik and Fan traditions, along with other colloquialisms and idioms. Penzer p75; Casada 71. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Nouveau Maître d'Ecole. Récits d'un Campagnard.

      Librairie de L.Hachette & Cie / Les Romans du Progrès 1865. In-12 relié de 316 pages au format 12 x 18 cm. Sobre reliure demi-chagrin olive avec plats papiers. Dos rond avec titre gravé & doré. Petits frottis aux coins et aux bords des plats. Couverture non conservée. Rousseurs éparses. Rare édition originale en bel état général. Précieux exemplaire enrichi d'une lettre autographe de 12 lignes, signée et datée du 3 mai 1864, par Ponson du Terrail.Port gratuit pour la France ( En raison des nouvelles normes postales, les livres dont l'épaisseur dépasse les 3 cm seront expédiés obligatoirement en Colissimo avec un forfait ajouté de 5 € ) Port à la charge de l'Acheteur pour le reste du monde. Pour destinations extra-planétaire s'adresser à la NASA. Membre du Syndicat Lusitanien Amateurs Morues - Vente exclusivement par correspondance ! Le libraire ne reçoit que sur rendez-vous. Il est préférable de téléphoner avant tout déplacement.

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

      Jena, Verlag v. Carl Döbereiner, (1865). - 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. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ansichten von Wien.

      Wien, F. Paterno, o.J. (um 1865). EA! 19 (statt 24) altkolorierte Orig.Stahlstiche von Wien. Gestochen von Friedrich Würthle u. G. Heisinger nach Rudolf v. Alt. Blatt 31 x 42 cm, Bild ca. 15 x 21 cm. Nahezu komplette, breitrandige Serie dieser Wien-Ansichten in schönem Altkolorit. Beschriftung in deutsch, französich u. englisch. Neb/Wag.32/1-6, 8-18, 20-21. Sehr selten! Versand D: 9,00 EUR Wien Ansichten Stiche Alt Würthle

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

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

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      1865. CHEZ L'AUTEUR / DIDRON. 1865. In-4.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs. XCVI + 180 + 461 pages illustrées de gravures dans le texte et de 150 planches numérotées en noir et blanc. Auteur, Titre, tomaison et fleurons dorés. Quelques accrocs.

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        YENISEY DURING THE SIBERIAN GOLD RUSH] Yeniseyski okrug i yego zhizn [i.e. The Yeniseysky District and Its Life / Published by the Russian Geographical Society on the funds of V.A. Kokorev]

      Imp. Rus. geogr. o-vo, na izhdivenii V.A. Kokoreva, St. Petersburg 1865 - [4], v, [4], 378; [2], 188, 68 pp. 8vo. With two folding lithographed plates and a folding lithographed map. Contemporary quarter leather binding with marbled boards and gilt lettered title on the spine. 19th century Russian library stamp on the title page, minor foxing of several leaves. Otherwise a very good clean copy. Detailed comprehensive description of the Yeniseysky district (northern part of the Eastern Siberian Yeniseysk Governorate in tsarist Russia, modern Krasnoyarsk Krai) made during the Siberian gold rush. The author was a local doctor, traveler and ethnographer, the founder of the Yeniseysk city hospital Mikhail Krivoshapkin. The book is based on his extensive travels across the region and was published by the Russian Geographical Society. In 1866 Krivoshapkin was awarded with a small gold medal of the Russian Geographical Society for his work. Apart from an extensive description of the geography, climate and administrative division of the district, the book contains interesting observations and notes of the gold bearing regions and settlements, methods of extracting gold, prospectors and their life, Siberian system of prisons and exile settlements, natives and their way of life, members of Russian religious sects inhabiting the region et al. The second part of the book is entirely dedicated to the local animals and fish, and methods of hunting and fishing. The supplements contain information about the amount of furs and mammoth bone brought as a tax or sold to the government by the natives in 1846-1853, meteorological observations made in Yeniseysk in 1852-1860, and a dictionary of local words used in the region. The book is illustrated with a detailed map of the gold deposits in the Yeniseysk district, as well as two plates showing various traps and hunting devices used in the Siberian taiga.The Siberian gold rush started in 1828 when gold was found on the Berikul River (Kuznetsk Alatau Range). In the 1830s gold was also discovered in the Western Siberia, Yeniseysk Governorate, and the Trans Baikal region. The peak of the Siberian gold rush was in the 1840-1850s when over 30,000 prospectors worked in the region. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Norges Mynter i Middelalderen samlede og beskrevne af (...). Med Indledning af C. A. Holmboe.

      Christiania. 1865. Folio. Nyere burgunder helshirtingbind. (8), LXXXIII, (1 blank), (12), 161, (1) s. XVIII tabeller (plansjer) samt en tilleggstabell. "Tegnede af C. I. Schive. Lithograferede af Bucher i Bergen. Forlagt af Chr. Tønsberg i Christiania".Materien med bruksspor.

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      [N.p., 1865. Pencil and watercolor sketch, 7 3/4 x 9 inches. Loose in a paper mat. Previously folded, a couple of minor creased flattened. Very good. An attractive pencil and watercolor sketch of Union troops and their horses drinking from an unnamed river, in the style of A.R. Waud, perhaps by him and unsigned, drawn for publication in Harper's Weekly. In the left foreground, two men stare tiredly into the distance while their horses refresh themselves; on the right a group of three seated men guzzle from their canteens. The perspective of the image looks upstream towards a mountain and several wooden structures. Waud was one of the foremost illustrators for Harper's Weekly during and after the Civil War. He is most well- known for his depictions of Gettysburg that appeared as engravings in the periodical, and his rendering of "The First Vote" by former slaves during Reconstruction.

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        To the Army of the Tennessee.... Saratoga Springs, N.Y. June 1st 1865.

      Saratoga Springs, NY: Union Hotel, 1865. Printed Invitation. 1p (lettersheet). Small 4to (7 3/4" X 9 3/4"). Very good. Two original horizontal folds visible; binding traces along left edge. Rare copy of what is surely one of the earliest memorial gatherings regarding a specific Civil War anniversary -- the second anniversary of the fall of Vicksburg on July 4th, 1863, ending the two-month Siege of Vicksburg. One of the last major rebel strongholds on the Mississippi River, the defeat of General John C. Pemberton's troops by U.S. Grant's Army of the Tennessee put one of the final nails in the Confederate coffin. Published less than three months after the Confederacy's official surrender on April 9, 1865, this decorative invitation is printed on a high-quality stock and features a variety of ornamental typefaces and type sizes. "You are respectfully invited to attend a grand reunion of the Officers and Ex Officers of the Army of the Tennessee, at Union Hotel, Saratoga Springs, on the 4th of July, 1865, to celebrate the anniversary of the fall of Vicksburg -- the opening of the Mississippi River and the termination of that Campaign which numbered among its captures Fort Henry, Ft. Donelson, Nashville, Corinth and Memphis." It continues: "A Dinner will be given under the direction of the Senior proprietor of the Hotel, Maj. W.W. Leland, formerly Chief Commissary of the Army of the Tennessee. Our old Chief Lieutenant General Grant is expected to be present and preside at the dinner...." Among the half dozen officers ("committee of invitation") then listed are Major General John A. Logan, Major General Frank P. Blair, Brevet Major General John A. Rawlins and two others. The invitation is then signed in type at lower right by the event's chairman, Col. W.S. Hillyer -- one of Grant's aides-de-camp. In the lower left corner, the name of the recipient of this invitation has been lightly penned ("Lieut A.J. Harding / St Joseph / MO") by the person who sent it to him -- none less than Union Hotel co-owner Warren W. Leland, who signs the lower right corner. Leland (who had served on Grant's staff) and his three brothers, all well-known hotel owners already, had purchased this Saratoga Springs landmark (which the "New York Times" had once described as "the most sumptuous public house in the world") the year before; tough times followed, though, and by 1872 they declared bankruptcy. A choice copy of this quite scarce invitation, which given its nature would have been produced in a very small quantity.

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