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        Brand. Et dramatisk Digt.

      Gyldendalske Boghandel (F. Hegel), København 1866. 1. udgave. 271 sider. Smukt samtidigt rødt halvlæderbind med rig rygforgyldning. Gl. navn på fribladet

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        Feldbriefe. Herausgegeben von Max Mehler. Privatdruck, Aachen 1910. Gr.8°, Leinwandeinband, 3 montierte s-w-Fotos mit Portraits Mehlers, 2 aufklappbare Karten (Druck nach handgezeichneter und colorierter Vorlage), ca. 150 Seiten.

      . . Zustand: Buch etwas gewölbt, Gelenke geringst angeplatzt, eine Karte mit Einriss (ca. 3cm), sonst sehr schön. Das Buch war nie im Handel, wurde wahrscheinlich nur in einer sehr kleinen Auflage gedruckt. Der Autor war Teilhaber der Maschinenbau-Frabrik Nolten & Mehler (wohl) in Aachen. Das Vorwort lautet: "Einer Anregung meiner Mutter folgend, habe ich die Briefe Vaters aus den ruhmreichen Feldzügen 1866 und 1870/71 sowie zwei Jugendbriefe aus dem Jahre 1857 drucken lassen, damit jedes der Kinder die Briefe in Händen hat [.....]. Aachen, Weihnachten 1910, Max Mehler". Die Quelle ist von sowohl für die Geschichte der Kampfhandlungen und der im Text erwähnten Einheiten, als auch für die Industriegeschichte Aachens von höchster Bedeutung. 27 abgedruckte Briefe schrieb Mehler vom Feldzug 1866 (46 Seiten), 40 Briefe vom Feldzug 1870/71 (100 Seiten). Am Ende sind 2 Jugendbriefe abgedruckt (4 Seiten). Die Briefe erzählen sowohl von den Feldzügen, bringen aber auch Interna der Fabrik Nolten & Mehler. Carl Mehler stammte aus Aachen und machte 1857 sein Examen. Im selben Jahr reiste er zu Verwandten nach Fulda, um die "Bergwissenschaft" zu studieren. In einem Brief 1857 spricht er aber auch davon, Maschinenbau zu studieren und hernach in einer Fabrik in Aachen zu arbeiten. Vom 1.10.1863 bis zum 1.10.1864 diente er beim 2. Rheinischen Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 28 in Aachen. Am 29.10.1864 wurde er zum überzähligen Unteroffizier ernannt. 1866 wurde er bei der Mobilmachung zum 1. Rhein. IR Nr. 25 nach Sonderburg (Schleswig) eingezogen. Die 27 Briefe wurden verfasst in Sonderburg, Harburg, Bollstedt bei Mühlhausen/Thüringen, Mackenzell bei Fulda, Schönau a.d. fränkischen Saale, Kleinostheim bei Aschaffenburg, Wörth am Main, Uettingen bei Würzburg, Zellingen, Lohr, Roßbach, Fulda, Frankfurt, Walluf, Caub bei Bingen, Oberwallmenach und Dahlheim. Die schöne farbige Karte "Übersichtsskizze für die Märsche und Gefechte des I. Rhein. Inf. Regts. No. 25 im Feldzuge 1866" (aufgelappt 52x40cm) zeigt anschaulich den Verlauf des Marsches. Der erste Brief vom Krieg gegen Frankreich datiert auf den 22.7.1870. Mehler dient im 8. Rhein. IR Nr. 70 als Vizefeldwebel der Reserve. Er scheint in der Forma Nolten & Mehler eine leitende Position inne zu haben (wohl als Gründer einen Direktorenposten). Die Firma war wohl im produzierenden Maschinenbaugewerbe tätig (Lokomotiven? Werkzeugmaschinen?). 1870 wird er zum Leutnant der Landwehr ernannt. Bis September 1870 ist sein Regiment als Festungsbesatzung in Saarlouis stationiert, danach geht es nach Frankreich. An der Belagerung von Metz nimmt Mehlers Einheit teil, dann am langen Vormarsch durch Frankreich (über Reims und Amiens bis Rouen, dann St. Quentin - hierzu die aufklappbare Karte, Größe 34x52cm). Der letzte Brief datiert vom 28.2.1871. Die Briefe aus dem Krieg sind überwiegend an seinen Freund und Angestellten (wohl Prokuristen) Johann gerichtet (ca. 1/5 der Texte beziehen sich dabei auf Interna der Firma).

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        CITY OF ATLANTA, GA. No. 1. [Pl. 45]

      [New York. 1866].. Albumen photograph from a negative taken in 1866, 10 x 14 inches, on original two-tone gilt-edged thin card mount, 15 7/8 x 19 1/8 inches, with plate title and photographer's credit. 2 1/2 x 1/2-inch marginal paper loss to the lower left corner of the support sheet; a few small spots and discolorations; overall nice tones. Good. A stunning image from Barnard's PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN, an album which is one of the two greatest photographic monuments to the Civil War and 'a landmark in the history of photography' (Keith F. Davis). A contemporary reviewer wrote of this image and its companions: "These photographs...surpass any other photographic views which have been produced in this country - whether relating to the war or otherwise" (HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 8, 1866, p.771). This image comes from George N. Barnard's album titled PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN, EMBRACING SCENES OF THE OCCUPATION OF NASHVILLE, THE GREAT BATTLES AROUND CHATTANOOGA AND LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, THE CAMPAIGN OF ATLANTA, MARCH TO THE SEA, AND THE GREAT RAID THROUGH THE CAROLINAS (1866). This album, together with Alexander Gardner's PHOTOGRAPHIC SKETCHBOOK OF THE CIVIL WAR (1866) are the two greatest photographic monuments of the Civil War. Between them, they contain some of the most famous images of the War. The present image offers a poignant reminder of the trail of destruction left across the Confederacy by Gen. William T. Sherman's army in 1864 to 1865 during his famous campaign from Nashville to Chattanooga then Atlanta and so to Savannah and the sea, then by- passing Charleston, north to Columbia. In the meantime a smaller force had occupied Charleston and Fort Sumter. To the North, the military campaign was brilliant, bold and decisive - an event worthy of the present monumental album. To the South, it was vicious, bloody, and destructive. DE RENNE, p.1317. HOWES B150, "b." SABIN 3462. Taft, PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE AMERICAN SCENE, pp.232, 486. George N. Barnard, PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN... with a new preface by Beaumont Newhall (New York, 1977). Keith F. Davis, GEORGE N. BARNARD PHOTOGRAPHER OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN (Kansas City, Mo., 1990).

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        Pictures of Life and Character From The Collection Of Mr Punch in 2 Volumes

      London: Bradbury and Evans 1866. 96 and 96 pp, 4 books in 2 volumes illustrated in b/w, gilt lettered green boards with some marks and wear to red leather spines and book corners, name in ink on endpapers. . Very Good. 1/4 Leather. 1866. Oblong 4to..

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        Du costume militaire des Francais en 1446.

      Paris, Aug. Aubry, 1866.. Crown quarto (26 x 20.5cm). Pp. viii, 91. Plus 7 lithograph plates of which 2 are folding (one as frontispiece). Four plates of weapons and accoutrement are bound at end, with preceding detailed explanation. Hardcover, bound in handsome contemporary three-quarter black calf and marbled boards, spine with gilt roll tooled raised bands between six compartments, each of five compartments with gilt fleuron within double-ruled gilt frame and four floral corners, sixth compartment lettered and dated in gilt; gilt ruled sides, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. With the original printed wrappers bound-in. In a very fine condition. Excellent large-paper copy, fresh interior, attractive binding. ~ First edition. Marquis Rene de Belleval (1837-1900). Printed on laid, watermarked wide-margined paper by J. Quentin. All lithographs by H. Legrand. Provenance: from the bequest of renown arms- and armour collector and author, Max Dreger, with his exquisite gilded lithograph bookplate, by K. Ochs, and with some neat annotations in pencil. Max Dreger (1852-1929) was director of the firm Friedrich Krupp in Essen. An expert in the technique of arms and a well known collector of swords and daggers, he assembled an important library of military treatises on fortification and artillery, as well as a small collection of books on Japanese weapons and armour. In 1950 his collection of books was acquired by The Royal Armoury, the oldest museum in Sweden which was established by King Gustav II Adolph in 1628..

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        The Story of the Telegraph in India

      London: E. & F.N. Spon,, 1866. Octavo. Original maroon sand-grained cloth, title gilt to spine and to the upper board, triple fillet panel in blind to the boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. Folding map. Spine a little sunned, overall slightly rubbed, ?inscription clipped from the head of the title page, first gathering a little spring, light toning, occasional foxing, a very good copy. First edition. Uncommon, just four locations on Copac - BL, Oxford, Cambridge, and NLS - OCLC adds MIT only. Adley dedicates the book to Robert Wygram Crawford, chairman of the Commons committee on East India Telegraphic and Postal communications, and also of The East India Railway Company, as another who has "ceaselessly advocated … measures indispensable to remedy the unhappily benighted condition of Telegraphic science and accommodation in India" (Preface). Adley had spent several years in the employ of the EIRC, as an assistant engineer on the Burdwan division in West Bengal, and for a year as resident engineer on the construction of the Raniganj division, he was later appointed Superintendent of the Telegraph Department of the line. In 1858 he had founded the Engineers' Journal and Railway and Public Works Chronicle of India and the Colonies, published in Calcutta, which he also edited. After a brief retirement in England, he returned to India in 1868 joining the Public Works Department of the Government of India. His first duty was the design of the Small Arms Factory at Dum-Dum, Bengal, for which he was highly commended by the Government. He was subsequently engaged in designing drainage and irrigation systems for the improvement of the famine and fever-stricken districts near the Hooghly. In 1873 he finally retired to England, his health undermined by years working in the marshes of Bengal. He died in 1896, aged 68.

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        An album of early New Zealand photographs, watercolors, manuscript verse, and ephemera assembled by Miss Flaxman

      New Zealand, 1866-1870 - This delightful photograph and autograph album chronicles the world of young Miss Flaxman in New Zealand in the 1860s. Albums and scrapbooks assembled by women in the Victorian era have come under increasing scholarly scrutiny for the insights they provide into women’s public and private lives and thoughts. This 1860s New Zealand album, with dozens of photographs, original watercolors, manuscript poems, and printed ephemera, is a rare survival and a valuable resource for women’s studies. The album is highlighted by its splendid early New Zealand photographs. Three carte-de-visite photographs depict identified Maori: one is a portrait of two identified Maori women, the other two are of Paora Parau, a Maori chief from Poverty Bay who served in the native contingent of the military. The portrait of two Maori women has the backstamp of J. D. Wrigglesworth, Wellington. The album also contains twelve photographs of towns, landscapes, and buildings, including views of the town of Nelson, Maitai Valley, Te Ore Ore in Wairapa, and a house in St. Kilda. Several photographs are by Burton Brothers, the leading New Zealand photographer of the day. This charming album also contains six delicate watercolor landscapes and views of houses, presumably by Miss Flaxman, dozens of pieces of Victorian chromolithography, and numerous manuscript poems including a “Maori acrostic,” lines by Miss Flaxman’s friends, and poems by Poe, Browning, Tennyson, and others. Study of this album of photographs, manuscripts, drawings, and ephemera will yield valuable information of women’s lives in the 1860s. The album is especially noteworthy for its photographs. New Zealand photographs of this vintage, particularly portraits of identified Maori, are rare in the market. Summary of contents. This finely bound album contains the following objects. Names, dates, and places are often provided in inscriptions and captions. 21 photographs, mainly landscapes, city views, and houses 7 watercolors and pencil drawings, mainly houses and landscapes 37 manuscript poems ranging from a stanza to three pages 2 handmade paper flowers, pressed 26 pieces of Victorian color lithograph ephemera 2 engravings 2 pages of autographs in rectangles drawn in the form of visiting cards Provenance: Miss Flaxman, signed gift inscription to her dated 1867 (many of the photographs are inscribed and dated on the verso with the compliments of Capt. Underwood, her future husband); inscribed by Mrs. Underwood (“née Flaxman”) to her daughter and dated Bairnsdale, 1899. 4to. Original red morocco gilt extra. 72 leaves. 21 albumen photographs, 3 of them CDVs, most of the others approx. 5 x 6 inches. 7 delicate watercolor and pencil landscapes and views of houses. Very good condition. See below for detailed inventory of contents. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Classica

      Whittaker and Co, 1866. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy; brown cloth boards bumped with some light rubbing; some wear at spine ends; hinges cracked; pages are clean and binding tight. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Canadian Scenery: District of Gaspe. Beautifully illustrated with tinted lithographs, from photographs by the author

      John Lovell, Montreal 1866 - (13 x 10 inches). Lithographed map of the district by Roberts & Reinhold after P. Murison, 20 tinted lithographed views on 19 leaves by Roberts & Reinhold after photographs by the author, 18 of the plates oval within black-line oblong borders with decorative corner-pieces printed in light brown. Publisher's green bubble-grain cloth, covers with decorative borders blocked in blind, with gilt lettering at the centre of the upper cover, modern cloth box. A fine copy of this rare work on the District of Gaspe on the eastern seaboard of Canada, bordered to the north by the St.Lawrence The introductory text is particularly interesting and the author writes with an unusual lack of formality and does not hold back from expressing his views. These are definitely partisan and aimed mainly at extolling the possible economic virtues of the area, mainly it seems to persuade the "Intercolonial Railroad" to complete the extension of the line through the district. TPL 4532. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Pescia, 24. II. 1866.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt (Briefpapier mit gepr. Monogramm). Beiliegend eh. adress. Umschlag (die Briefmarke ausgeschnitten).. In italienischer Sprache, an Filippo Cicconetti in Rom. - Faltspuren. "Pacini gehörte zu den Komponisten, die in der Zeit von 1823 (Rossinis letzte Oper für Italien) bis zu Verdis Triumphen die italienischen Bühnen beherrschten. Erstaunlicherweise hatte er noch in den 60er Jahren Erfolg [...] An der Entwicklung der dramatischen Szene, in der Solo, Chor und Ensemble ein enges Bündnis eingehen, hat Pacini bedeutenden Anteil; er hat hierin Verdi vorgearbeitet" (MGG X, 557f).

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        Les Collections Célèbres d'Oeuvres d'Art. Dessinées et Gravées d'après les originaux.

      Goupil & Cie, Editeurs 1866 - 2 volumes in-folio ( 450 X 335 mm ), plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné de riches caissons et fleurons dorés, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, têtes dorées, dentelle intérieure dorée ( Reliures de l'époque signées de PETIT Successeur de SIMIER ). 101 planches hors-texte ( une planche est non numérotée après la planche 27 ) avec 2 pages pour chacune de textes historiques et descriptifs par F. de Saulcy, A. de Longpérier, A. W. Franks, E. de Beaumont, M. de Vogué, A. Sauzay, P. Mantz, E. Chesneau, H. Cole, J. de Witte, A. Firmin Didot, etc.Très minimes usures à la reliure, imposant et bel exemplaire, très pur en plein maroquin de l'époque, enrichi d'un envoi autographer de l'auteur au peintre Edouard DE BEAUMONT, signataire de l'une des notices de l'ouvrage. Armes Ceramique Meubles Beaux-arts [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice

      RICHARD BENTLEY, LONDON 1866 - no markings,recently 3/4 leather bound, applied leather lettering to sping, superb binding, top edge gilt, gilt on spine, ribbon bookmark, pages browned DATE PUBLISHED: 1866 EDITION: 340 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Henry Ward Beecher

      Published by Emmons Brothers, Bible House (ca. 1866), New York - Original engraving. 19,5 × 25,5 cm. Head-and-shoulder portrait of Henry Ward Beecher, facing front. Portrait of Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) the American Congregationalist clergyman, supporter of the abolition of slavery and women's suffrage, brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe the author of the abolitionist novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin". According to the note on the verso this copy used to hang in the study of Nicholas Perczel (Sir Miklós Perczel de Bonyhád; 1812-1904) the Hungarian freedom fighter who also participated in the Civil War as a colonel of the Union Army and had siginificant role in the liberation of Missouri. The note states that Perczel and his wife were Henry Ward Beecher's and Harriet's guests for six months in New York after their arrival to the US as refugees following the fall of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 and their were corresponding until Beecher's death. The Reverend helped Perczel to set up a small academy, teaching German and French to a group from the upper rust of New York's society. Rare portrait. We could trace only one copy in institutional holdings in the collection of "Miscellaneous Items in High Demand" of the Library of Congress. Trimmed. Notes in ink on verso. Chipped at edges, and two small tears. Overall in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        FOUNTAIN SAVANNAH, GA. [Plate 51]

      [New York. 1866].. Albumen photograph from a negative taken in 1866, 10 x 13 inches, on original two-tone gilt-edged thin card mount, 16 1/8 x 20 inches, with plate title and photographer's credit. Expertly repaired tear to mount, lower left corner and mild discolouration in the mid-section of the image, otherwise good tones. A stunning image from George N. Barnard's album titled PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN, EMBRACING SCENES OF THE OCCUPATION OF NASHVILLE, THE GREAT BATTLES AROUND CHATTANOOGA AND LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, THE CAMPAIGN OF ATLANTA, MARCH TO THE SEA, AND THE GREAT RAID THROUGH THE CAROLINAS (1866). This album, together with Alexander Gardner's PHOTOGRAPHIC SKETCHBOOK OF THE CIVIL WAR (1866), are the two greatest photographic monuments of the Civil War. Between them they contain some of the most famous images of the War. Keith F. Davis calls Barnard's album "a landmark in the history of photography." A contemporary reviewer wrote of this image and its companions: "These photographs...surpass any other photographic views which have been produced in this country - whether relating to the war or otherwise" (HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 8, 1866, p.771). The present image offers a poignant reminder of the trail of destruction left across the Confederacy by Gen. William T. Sherman's army in 1864 to 1865 during his famous campaign from Nashville to Chattanooga, then Atlanta, and so to Savannah and the sea, then by-passing Charleston, and north to Columbia. In the meantime, a smaller force had occupied Charleston and Fort Sumter. To the North the military campaign was brilliant, bold, and decisive - an event worthy of the present monumental album. To the South it was vicious, bloody, and destructive. DE RENNE, p.1317. HOWES B150, "b." SABIN 3462. Taft, PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE AMERICAN SCENE, pp.232, 486. George N. Barnard, PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN...WITH A NEW PREFACE BY BEAUMONT NEWHALL (New York, 1977). Keith F. Davis, GEORGE N. BARNARD PHOTOGRAPHER OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN (Kansas City, Mo., 1990).

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        POINT DE LENDEMAIN

      1866 - (DENON, Dominique Vivant). POINT DE LENDEMAIN. (STIKEMAN binding). Paris: Leclere, Libraire Editeur, 1866. Octavo. [iv]76[1]pp. + [9]ff. Illustrated with nine original watercolors by P. de Crauzat. Silver accents to paintings have oxidized. A reprint of the edition of 1777, "printed in a very small number." On China paper, with illustrations on vellum paper. An introductory essay by E. Gallien on the possible identity of the author (pp.3-38) concludes that it was Denon. This libertine novella, translated as "No Tomorrow,"was published as a 2009 New York Review of books classic. Bound by Stikeman & Co. in teal blue crushed morocco, with gilt rules; spine in raised bands with intricate gilt designs to compartments. Scarlet watered silk doublures and intricately gilt dentelles. Faint rubbing to outer hinges, otherwise fine.

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        Monuments, Near Monument Creek. (Colorado)

      A. E. Mathews, New York 1866 - Tinted lithograph. From Pencil Sketches of Colorado, Its Cities, Principal Towns and Mountain Scenery. By A. E. Mathews. 1866. A. E. Mathews, Del. Lith. by J. Bien, N. Y. Sheet size: 11 5/8 x 18 1/4".

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        Then Years in Sarawak - 2 Volumes. with Illustrations by H.H. the Rajah Sir James Brooke..

      London, Tinsley Brothers, 1866.. first Edition IX, 373, VIII, 344 S. 8°, Halflether. pictures, the Cover is with signs of use, first page cloudiness, apart from that both books in good condition

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      TENNIEL, JOHN. CARROLL,LEWIS. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. London: Macmillan & Co. 1866. 8vo (5 3/8 x 7 5/8"), early full polished blue calf with triple gilt rules by Riviere with the original covers and spine bound in at the rear. The spine has raised bands in 6 compartments with a gold flower design, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles, a Fine copy. First published edition, with 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. The publishing history of this title is now well known. Because Carroll was unhappy with the original printing of "Alice" he recalled all copies to destroy them. It was re-set by Clay and released in Novmber of 1865 with the 1866 date on the title page. Only a very few copies of this first recalled issue are known to exist. The remainder of the unacceptable first issue sheets were sent to New York and bound by Appleton with a new title page. TIPPED-IN TO THIS COPY IS A QUIRKY 2-SIDED LETTER BY CARROLL USING HIS CHARACTERISTIC PURPLE INK! Dated Feb. 8. 1888 it reads: Dear Steward, I am much obliged for the estimates for the electric bell, and shall be quite willing to bear my share of the expense, under any of the arrangements named, I should want a 'push' in each of my 2 bedrooms - Hadland thought that (as both rooms look out North) the best way to reach them would be to continue the roof cord, & bring it down outside and in at the windows: however, you can arrange it as you think best. Please not to charge further Quarterage, for C.R., to Mr. S. W. Worthington. Very Truly Yours, C. L. Dodgson.

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        Brand. Et dramatisk Digt.

      - Gyldendalske Boghandel (F. Hegel), København 1866. 1. udgave. 271 sider. Smukt samtidigt rødt halvlæderbind med rig rygforgyldning. Gl. navn på fribladet,

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        Hans Brinker;

      New York: James O'Kane,, 1866. or, The Silver Skates. A Story of Life in Holland. Octavo. Original blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine, gilt publisher's initials to front board, blind rule boarder to covers, yellow endpapers. Four full page illustrations by F. O. C. Darley and Thomas Nast. Occasional spotting to pages, bookplate to front paste down, page 129 with small paper repair, mild bumping to ends of spine and corners, modest wear to extremities, a very good copy. First edition, first printing. A story set in the Netherlands of a young boy who is hopeful of winning the big ice skating race held annually. The story introduced American to the sport of speed skating and to this day Hans Brinker is considered to be the prototypical speed skater. This story also popularised the folk tale of the little Dutch boy who plugged a dike with his finger.

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        Le fond du sac, ou recueil de contes en vers et en prose & de pieces fugitives

      Paris: Leclere (pr. Lyon: Louis Perrin) 8vo (20 cm, 7.8"). xli, [3], 172, [2] pp.; 12 plts.. 1866 Nogaret (1740?-1831) was perhaps more noted as France's theatrical censor or as the Freemason responsible for various Masonic hymns than as an author — with one exception, that being his story about an automaton created by a man named Frankenstein, predating Shelley's by almost 30 years. In the present collection (originally published in 1780), he gathers some of his own poems, short stories, and literary essays, including "La Main Chaude," "Délire bachique," and "Bouquet à Jean" along with pieces by other contemporary hands. This is => one of only 30 copies printed on papier de Chine, this example with an extra suite of plates bound in offering a second state of the frontispiece and the 11 headpiece engravings by Duplessis-Bertaux. Binding: Contemporary signed blue morocco, covers framed in gilt triple fillets with gilt-stamped arabesque central medallion surrounded by a frame of gilt double fillets with gilt-stamped corner fleurons, spine gilt extra, with gilt dentelles and marbled paper pastedowns; lower edge of front dentelle stamped "Allô" (Paul Charles Allô, 1823?-90). All edges gilt. Original slim, tricolor silk bookmarker laid in. Binding as above, spine gently sunned, joints and extremities rubbed, area of light discoloration to each cover at joint, back cover with small scuffs; front hinge (inside) tender. Front pastedown with unidentified bookplate reading "Exploranda est veritas" (name effaced); back free endpaper with institutional rubber-stamp and note of proper deaccession. Bookmarker separated and laid in, as above, with offsetting on either side; scattered light foxing. Volume now housed in maroon cloth?-covered clamshell case partially lined with marbled paper. => Interesting 19th-century French belles-lettres, beautifully produced, here in a beautifully bound example with the bonus suite of plates.

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        [Original manuscript in Urdu]. Sulasut Jul Kutuub. A treatise on the momentus controversy regarding salvation pending between Christians and Mahommedans: in which the current unfounded traditions of the Mohammedans are refuted. Three parts in one volume comprising two drafts and a "Printer's copy". [Madras "finished this evening Saturday 25 August 10pm 1866"].

      Small 4to. Size: 18 x 23,5 cm. Lvs. 156 + 118 + 166 including title pages to the last two parts. The handwritten text in Urdu in Nastaliq script comprises a "First draft" in pencil, followed by a "Second draft with corrections" in ink and finally a "Printer's copy ... with the latest corrections" in ink, written on blue fine paper. The text is heavily reworked with extensive ink and pencil alterations and crossing outs. In some places new text has been pasted in. Occasionally with some minor marks and tears. Bound in contemporay quarter calf on marbled paper covered boards, recased and rebacked. Bookplate of Hugh Henry Robertson Aikman (William's son). William Aikman (1822 - 1903) was a religious writer and poet who joined the Indian Army in 1840. Among his works are some essays published under the pseudonym "A soldier of the Cross". This treatise on spiritual salvation was published in Urdu in Madras 1866 library listed as "Sulasut Tul Kutuub by Willem Robert" and an English edition was printed by Caleb Foster in Madras 1868.

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        Death-Bed of Lincoln, April 15, 1865

      John H. Littlefield; Wm. Terry, Printer, Washington, D.C. 1866 - A published photograph of Littlefield's hyper-realistic Lincoln death-bed painting, each figure meticulously rendered from photographs. Littlefield studied law under Lincoln in 1858, stumped for him in his Presidential bid, and was rewarded with a position in the Treasury Department. After Lincoln's death, Littlefield invented this tableau of twenty-five people ranged around the death-bed, including Vice-President Johnson, Surgeon Charles Leale, and Mrs. Lincoln."The artist used photographs as models for the twenty-five people gathered in the death room, but his profile of the dying Lincoln shows a first-hand acquaintance" (Ostendorf, LINCOLN'S PHOTOGRAPHS, p. 279). Photograph by John Goldin of Littlefield's painting, on printed mount. Image 8 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.; mounted to 13 x 17 in

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         FIRST OF APRIL PICTURE LETTER and the DAY LETTER by Catherine Sinclair. No.s. V & VI. Warranted to keep the noisiest child quiet for half an hour. 100th thousand.

      [8] pages, each bearing letters in rebus form. Colour lithography throughout. Original pictorial wrappers. 22.1 x 14.1 cm. The rear wrapper carries advertisements for the Edinburgh publisher J. Wood.A near fine copy of a rare and ephemeral work by this author.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland With 42 illustrations by John Tenniel

      London, Macmillan and Co., 1866. , 1866. 8vo. Pps. 192. Bound in red cloth, gilt, with powder blue endpapers, all edge gilt, housed in leather collectors box. Neat owner name to margin of title-page with ink faded to a soft yellow (now barely visible. Contents and binding are particularly fresh; a curious copy, originally purchased at auction where it achieved a considerable sum as a fine copy. Upon close inspection however we now believe this copy has been expertly bound in the first part of the twentieth century, using the same red cloth and binder's brasses which are virtually identical to the original design; in addition the correct powder-blue endpapers are employed. The leather box is likely from the 20's or 30's, and was conceivably made when this binding was first executed. A striking copy of a landmark title. FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION of 'Alice in Wonderland.' Lewis Carroll disliked the edition published in 1865 so much that he had them all recalled and shipped out to the U.S.A. where the title pages were removed and new American ones inserted. Carroll's annoyance was with the typography and general look of the book. The illustrator, Tenniel, also complained that his illustrations were not being done justice. It is estimated that no more than 20 of these 1865 issues escaped. They are mostly now held in institutional collections. The new sheets were issued in the UK the following year. It is uncertain whether the edition comprised two thousand of four thousand copies. Williams, Nadan, Green [46]

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        Memoir on the Dodo (Didus ineptus, Linn.). With an historical Introduction by the late William John Broderip.

      London, Taylor and Francis, 1866. 4to. Orig. full cloth. Rebacked but orig. spine laid down with gilt lettering. Endpapers renewed. (6),55 pp., 12 lithographed plates of which 2 are handcoloured (one by H. Savary, "H. Savary pinx"). The large folded "reconstruction-plate" with a closed tear, no loss. Internally clean and fine. Inscribed to "Earl DeGreyt Ripon,/ with the Author's best respects.". Scarce first edition of the first scientific description of the extinct Dodo. Owen put the fossil bones together in the way he thought the bird would have looked, the way Savery portrayed it. Owen used an outline of the bird taken from the painting and arranged the bones inside it. This and his detailed scientific description of the bird were published in this book on the Dodo and cemented its image for generations to come."The discovery of the first fossil Dodo remains in the Mare aux Songes marsh, Mauritius, in 1865 resulted in a race to publish on the Dodo's post-cranial anatomy. George Clark, probable discoverer of the fossil site, sent consignments of bones initially to Richard Owen (British Museum), and subsequently to Alfred Newton, Cambridge, via Alfred's brother Edward, who was stationed on Mauritius. After receiving the first consignment, Owen intercepted material intended for Alfred, and abused his position to forestall any complaints from Alfred. Owen published on the Dodo first, while Clark was financially rewarded, but Clark's ensuing arguments over the site discovery with railway engineer, Harry Higginson, and attempt to cover up the abundance of Dodo bones, thus keeping prices high, concluded in a bitter rivalry that was never resolved between Owen and the Newton brothers." (J.P. Humea, A.S. Chekeb and A. McOran-Campbellc: How Owen 'stole' the Dodo...)

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        PINE MOUNTAIN

      [1866].. Albumen photograph from a negative taken in 1864 or 1866, 10 5/8 x 14 1/16 inches, on period card mount, 18 x 21 3/4 inches. Captioned in pencil in the lower margin, later label recto at the lower right corner. Very good. Matted. This image was used by Barnard in his PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN (plate 30), but is here separately printed at a contemporary date in slightly larger format than the image in the book without clouds superimposed, and on a period mount with period printed caption. "PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN is a remarkable work of great symbolic, historic, and artistic power. It is a result of a complex interweaving of Barnard's personal vision, nineteenth-century pictorial conventions, and larger ideas about war and the American landscape. The album was the most ambitious project of Barnard's career, and has long been recognized as a landmark in the history of photography" ?- Davis, p.170. Barnard's album, titled PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN, embraces scenes of the occupation of Nashville, the great battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas (1866). This album, together with Alexander Gardner's PHOTOGRAPHIC SKETCHBOOK OF THE CIVIL WAR (1866), are the two greatest photographic monuments of the Civil War. Between them, they contain some of the most famous images of the War. The present image offers a poignant reminder of the trail of destruction left across the Confederacy by General William T. Sherman's army in 1864 to 1865 during his famous campaign from Nashville to Chattanooga then Atlanta and so to Savannah and the sea, then by-passing Charleston, north to Columbia. In the meantime a smaller force had occupied Charleston and Fort Sumter. To the North, the military campaign was brilliant, bold and decisive - an event worthy of the present monumental album. To the South, it was vicious, bloody, and destructive. Barnard's album would be the first great landscape photobook, "but it is a wounded, brutalized land - gouged and scarred and broken. Its tone is stoically calm, yet bleak, and is all the more so for being so lucidly understated...[Barnard] shows himself to have been one of the finest landscape photographers, treating those culturally loaded Civil War sites - already in the process of becoming mythic when he pictured them - with respect, but also with a matter- of-factness that is heroic in itself, and served to punctuate the hyperbole of myth" (Parr and Badger). Keith F. Davis, GEORGE N. BARNARD PHOTOGRAPHER OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN (Kansas City, 1990). Parr and Badger, THE PHOTOBOOK: A HISTORY, Vol. I, p.45.

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        Diccionario Histórico, Genealógico y Heráldico de las Familias Españolas. Comprende los orígenes de los apellidos o linajes de las familias de esta Nación, sus casas solares, varones ilustres que las han engrandecido con sus virtudes y hazañas, entronques y genealogías, de varias ramas esparcidas por la Península é Islas adyacentes, sus Títulos, Mayorazgos, Vinculaciones, Capelanías, Memorias y otras Fundaciones; condecoraciones que hayan gozado o gocen sus individuos, con sus invenciones, escritos obras y sus Escudos de Armas.

      1859-1866. Librería Miguel Guijarro. - Imprenta de F. Sanchez- G. Alhambra. Madrid. . 8 Vol. . . Cuarto. Pasta española. Genealogía / Heráldica / Emblemática / Iconografía , Historia de España (General), Siglo XIX . Comprende tomo I (2 litografías retratos Isabel II y Luis Vilar+14 láminas escudos +474 páginas+ indice); tomo II ( 481 páginas+indice); tomo III (468 páginas+indice); tomo IV (468 páginas+indice); tomo V (468 páginas+indice); tomo VI (472 páginas+indice); tomo VII (486+indice); tomo VIII (480+indice). Una de las obras genealógico-heráldicas más completas e importantes del siglo XIX español, pilar básico para los estudiosos del tema por la ingente cantidad de noticias de la historia familiar hispana. Buen ejemplar en encuadernación coetánea. Muy dificil de hallar completa en comercio.

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        Idiocy: and its Treatment by the Physiological Method.

      New York: William Wood & Co., 1866 - Octavo. Original brown pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to spine, blind panelling to the boards. A little rubbed and sunned, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down. First edition of the first book published in America dealing with the care and institutional management of those with learning disabilities. Under the influence of the teachings of Itard and Esquirol, both of whom he studied under, which stressed the humane treatment of the insane, Seguin developed methods for managing intellectual disabilities that emphasized education and physical training. "Seguin's system of training was based on the methodology of physiological education. It was his theory that idiocy (or feeblemindedness, as we term it today) is only a prolonged infancy, and that it could be overcome through the application of proper training methods. For a long time he cherished the belief that mental defect was curable. While later results showed this notion to be untenable, the same results did confirm the great value of his educational methods in improving the condition" (Deutsch Mentally Ill in America, p. 338). Seguin's programme at his Physiological School in New York City, where he stressed the importance of developing self-reliance and independence, was a major influence on the educational theories of Maria Montessori. An important and highly uncommon book. Garrison-Morton 4937. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Waffensammlung des österreichischen Kaiserhauses im K. K. Artillerie-Arsenal-Museum in Wien - 1866-70 Mappenwerk mit 68 lithographischen Tafeln - Nr. 146 von 250 Exemplaren

      H. Martin, Wien 1866 - Wien 1866-70. Mappenwerk mit 68 lithographischen Tafeln, teils als Chromolithographien, Nr. 146 von 250 Exemplaren. Gedruckt in der K.K. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei. Erster großzügig illustrierter Katalog zur kaiserlichen Waffensammlung im 1848 neugebauten Arsenal, dem heutigen Heeresgeschichtlichen Museum in Wien. Mit Zeichnungen von J. G. Jahrnbauer, C. Mangold, C. Poschinger, J. Schönberg, Schumann und J. Wopalensky. Ganzleder, Einbanddeckel mit reichgeprägter Dekoration, Lederrücken mit goldgepr. Rückentitel und Rückendekoration. 52,7 x 37,5 cm, 5 echte Bünde, roter Farbschnitt. Einband gering angeschmutzt, etwas berieben, leicht bestoßen, Schnitt sehr wenig angeschmutzt, Seiten wenig lichtrandig, teils sehr leicht angeschmutzt, bzw. stockfleckig, keine Beschädigungen, keine Anstreichungen, altersentsprechend ausgesprochen guter Zustand. (Quirin von Leitner war Kustos der Sammlung und hat eine historisch-wissenschaftliche Aufstellung der Objekte durchgeführt, statt einer romantisch-malerischen Präsentation. Für vorliegendes Mappenwerk wurde er 1870 mit dem Ritterkreuz des Franz-Joseph-Ordens ausgezeichnet.) über 2000 gr. Size: Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Harmony Society, at Economy, Penn'a. Founded by George Rapp, A.D. 1805. With an Appendix

      W. S. Haven, Pittsburgh, PA 1866 - A handsome First thus Edition in Very Good condition with lightly rubbed extremities, faded stamp to front flyleaf, erasure marks to upper half title page, and light scattered soiling. Appendices. Original decorative cloth; Howes W445: "Includes a chapter on this Society's earlier establishment in Indiana." This rare Rapp Community item is one of the scarcest of the Utopian works of the 19th century [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Biography of His Royal Highness The Prince Consort, Compiled from Letters and Memoranda

      London: Printed for Private Circulation by Smith, Elder and Co, 1866. First edition. Illustrated with frontispiece portrait and 14 tipped in original photographs. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full green morocco gilt extra, maroon morocco doublures, t.e.g. by the Harcourt Bindery. Spine toned to brown, else fine. In open-faced slipcase. WITH 14 ORIGINAL PHOTOS, INSCRIBED TO PRINCIPAL OF ST. ANDREWS Inscribed on blank preliminary leaf, "For the Reverend John Tullock D.D., Principal of St. Andrews, from Victoria, Balmoral Sept 22 1867." The Principal is the chief executive of the University.

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        The History of the Borough, Castle, and Barony of Alnwick. Two volume set

      Henry Hunter Blair, Alnwick 1866 - xxiv, 483pp; xxiv, 481pp. 21 plates and plans. Published: 1866-9. Language: eng G: in Good condition without dust jackets as issued. Cover rubbed. Leather scuffed Brown tooled half-leather cover with brown cloth boards. Red and green titles with gilt lettering [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lappland, dess natur och folk, efter fyra somrars vandringar i bilder och text skildrade.

      Stockholm 1866. Tverr-folio 62 s. 21 litograferte plansjer. Foldet kart på lerret. Priv. håndb. skinnbd.. Et meget rent og fint eks

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        Album baltischer Ansichten, [Band 2: Album livländischer Ansichten - auf Vorderdeckel: 'Livland-Album'], gezeichnet und hrsg. von Wilhelm Siegfried Stavenhagen in Mitau. In Stahl gestochen und gedruckt von G. G. Lange in Darmstadt. Mit erläuterndem Text von verschiedenen Verfassern,

      Mitau, im Selbstverlag des Herausgebers, 1866,. 4°, illustr. Titelseite, 4 Seiten Vorwort, II Seiten Inhalt, dann insg. 260 S. (getrennt pag.) mit Text sowie alls 29 Stahlstich-Tafeln (inkl. der original Seidenhemdchen), Musterpapiervorsätze, Halbleder-Einband der Zeit mit lila Bezugspapier mit goldener Deckel- und Rückenbeschriftung und vornehm zurückhaltender Rückenverzierung, alte (sehr kleine und feine) Widmung von 1915 auf der Vorsatzseite, innen nur gelegentlich und dann auch nur mäßig alters- bzw. braunfleckig insg. ein schönes, sauberes Exemplar mit allen Ansichten (prez). Enthält wunderbare Stahlstiche (und jeweils Text) zu: RIGASCHER KREIS: 1.) Die Perse (als Titelvignette) / 2.) Riga / 3.) Dubbeln, der Badeort / 4.) Treiden und das Nathal / 5.) Die Gutmannshöhle / 6.) Kokenhusen, das Schloß / 7.) Stockmannshof, die Düna bei Wendenscher Kreis / 8.) Wenden, das Schloß / 9.) Ronneburg, das Schloß / 10.) Erlaa, das Schloß / 11.) Jummerdehn, das Landgut / 12.) Festen, das Landgut / 13.) Sawensee, das Landgut --//-- WALKSCHER KREIS: 14.) Trikaten, das Schloß / 15.) Marienburg, das Schloß / 16.) Fianden, das Schloß / 17.) Die Kirche zu Oppekaln / 18.) Der Druskesee und der Schloßberg bei Schreibersdorf --//-- WERROSCHER KREIS: 19.) Der Munna-Mäggi (Eierberg) bei Salishof / 20.) Neuhausen, das Schloß --//-- DORPATSCHER KREIS: 21.) Dorpat / 22.) Die Kirche zu Odenpä / 23.) Der heilige See / 24.) Bremenhof, das Landgut --//-- FELLINSCHER KREIS: 25.) Fellin, das Schloß und die Stadt / 26.) Heimthal, das Landgut / 27.) Oberpahlen, das Schloß / 28.) Helmet, das Schloß --//-- PERNAUSCHER KREIS: 29.) Zintenhof, die Tuchfabrik / 30.) Staelenhof, das Landgut

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