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        A Glimpse of Oriental Nature.

      - By a Lady. A Glimpse of Oriental Nature. Pictures with Verses. By A Lady. With Preface, by the Rev. G.R. Gleig, Chaplain General to Her Majesty's Forces. Dean and Son, London 1866, 2nd impression, without the additional title or dedication leaf. Oblong 8vo, Rev. Gleig, in his preface, says the authoress started her sketching in Corfu and continued in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This would correlate with the subjects of her drawings, which include oriental fauna such as cashew nuts, coffee, fly-catchers, a mango, loriquets, vanilla, etc. 20 plates in all, each hand colored and highlighted with gum arabic, with attractive calligraphic poem beneath. A few plates have a lt. marginal stain. Rebound in tan buckram. Rev. Gleig authored several books, incl. "A Narrative of the Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans," L, 1826 and "The History of the British Empire in India" L, 1830-35. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Volcans, et les Tremblements de terre, illustré de 16 gravures tirees en couleur et de 40 compositions sur bois par Eugene Ciceri

      Paul Ducrocq Libraire Editeur, Paris 1866 - In 4°(19 x 29); pagine (4), 604 - Prima edizione Bella prima edizione di questo studio sulla vulcanologia. Nutrito apparato iconografico costituito da 40 illustrazioni in bianco e nero e 16 suggestive tavole litografate a più colori da E. Ciceri e raffiguranti i maggiori vulcani della terra in spettacolari eruzioni. Molto suggestive quelle riguardanti i Vulcani Italiani (il Vesuvio, l’Etna e lo Stromboli). Legatura cartonata in mezza pergamena ben restaurata, carte interne sane e belle barbe. Opera nello stato più che discreto.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Macmillan and Co., London 1866 - First Published Edition, following the 1865 Edition that was suppressed by the author and of which only a handful of copies survive, mostly in institutions. Small octavo. [12], 192 pp. Original red gilt-stamped cloth. All edges gilt. Complete with the original dark green coated endpapers and the original Binder's ticket on the rear pastedown. The book has been rebacked, I believe, but with no loss to the cloth and so expertly as to be nearly undetectable. There is some overall soiling and some scattered spots of bubbling to the cloth, and the gilt is somewhat dulled in places. The tips of a couple of corners are worn through but there is only the most minimal wear elsewhere. A very good copy of this landmark of Children's Literature. Internally the book is quite clean, as well, with none of the tears and finger smudging that one typically encounters. The enduring popularity of this title among both children and adults has resulted in most copies of the book being read to death and it is nowadays most commonly found rebound.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      Macmillan 1866 - First published UK edition. Finely bound by Chelsea Bindery in full red morocco with vignette of Alice holding the pig to upper cover and the Cheshire Cat to rear; raised bands on the spine and gilt titles. All edges gilt and olive endpapers. Pages 17 - 24 misbound after page 32. A beautiful copy of this most important piece of children's literature. Illustrations in black and white by John Tenniel. This classic story was thought up by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (pseudonym Lewis Carroll) on a summer's day on the river Isis near Oxford. During the day on the river with friends he told the tale of Wonderland to 3 little girls from the Liddell family. Later Alice Liddell begged Dodgson to write the story down for her. He did this and added a few of his own illustrations. Before giving the book to Alice, Dodgson showed the book to several friends, including fantasy writer George MacDonald, who encouraged him to have the book published. In order to get the tale ready for publication it was enlarged and punch illustrator, John Tenniel, was commissioned to do the drawings. Macmillan then printed around 2000 copies of the book in 1865, but both artist and author were unhappy with the poor quality printing and insisted it was reprinted before being published. Using a different printer this 1866 version is the first published edition. It has gone on to be considered one of the finest children's books ever written. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND CONDITION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS WITH LETTERS AND NOTES WRITTEN DURING EIGHT YEARS OF TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE AMONG THE WILDEST AND MOST REMARKABLE TRIBES NOW EXISTING.

      London: Henry Bohn, . 1866 - Two volumes. 264; 266pp. 313 handcolored etchings on 180 plates, including three maps (one folding). Contemporary three-quarter red morocco and marbled boards; spines tooled with gilt devices of Indian heads, tomahawks, and peace pipes; gilt morocco labels; a.e.g. Very good. In a cloth slipcase. Deluxe issue of the tenth edition, one of "twelve or more" with the plates printed in outline and colored by hand. The London publisher, Henry Bohn, took over publication in 1845 and altered the title to that given above. What is important in this copy is the colored plates. According to Sabin (who knew Bohn quite well and was certainly in a position to be aware of the facts), "Mr. Bohn had twelve or more copies colored after the fancy of the artist who did the work, but tolerably well. Such copies are worth $60 a set." In fact, a set brought $24 at the Field sale in 1875. By comparison, a copy of the CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO. sold for only $1.50 at that sale. Howes disagrees with Sabin and states that various editions published by Bohn appear with the plates colored; however, given the quality of the work involved and the lack of any contemporary evidence amongst Bohn's advertising material of a more generally available colored issue, it would seem likely that Sabin is correct, and only about a dozen were produced. The plates themselves are clean, fresh, and very handsomely colored. It is impossible to identify the colorist, but it was quite possibly one of the Catlin copyists working in England at that time, John Cullum or Rosa Bonheur. The plates illustrate scenes of Indian life in the West, or are portraits of individual Indians. The book was and is one of the most widely circulated works on American Indians written in the 19th century, and the illustrations so beautifully presented herein remain the most important body of illustrative material for wild Indian life in the American West. FIELD 260. HOWES C241, "b." MILES & REESE, AMERICA PICTURED TO THE LIFE 55 (1848 ed). McCRACKEN, CATLIN 8K. CLARK III:141. SABIN 11537. STREETER SALE 4277. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 685. WAGNER-CAMP 84.

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        Ninth Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Park, for the Year ending with December 31, 1865

      Wm. C. Bryant & Co., New York 1866 - First edition. Octavo. 135pp., illustrated with 4 tinted lithographic plates, 1 color lithographic plate (Coat of Arms), 1 large folded color lithographic map, 2 smaller folded maps, and two mounted photographs. Publisher's blind stamped brown cloth boards, gilt title centerpiece on the front board. Owner's small bookplate on the front free endpaper. Rear board professionally reattached; spine ends chipped, last leaf and free endpaper neatly detached, else very good. This Ninth Annual Report describes and illustrates the many improvements and progress of the work on Central Park up to January 1st, 1866. The handsome tinted lithographs depict the Lake (frontispiece plate); a Drinking Place for Horses; the Tunnel and Traffic road; and the Statue of Commerce. The large color lithographic "Map of the Central Park" measures approximately 34" x 9". The two early original oval photographs of the Rustic Bridge and Boat Landing are clean and bright. Included also are two additional folded maps, tables, and plans. A scarce, handsome copy. *OCLC* locates three copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SEI CANZONE CAVATE DAL CANZONIERO GONZAGO fra quaranta generatione di varie canzone per Maestro Paulo Fiorentino e lo ill.mo Principe Federico nei quali si contiene brevemente quasi tutta la istoria Gonzaga e mantovana.

      Centenari,, Roma, 1866 - in-4, pp. 46, (6), leg. mod. m. perg. con tass. al piatto in carta dec. Ristampa del codice miniato che si trova presso la Biblioteca Teresiana di Mantova dal titolo "Istoria urbis Mantuae Gonzagae familiae". Per le nozze Torlonia-Lanza, pubblicata in soli 60 esempl. su carta forte. Elegante edizione con testo racchiuso entro cornice floreale, capilettera in diversi colori. Nota mss a matita sul margine bianco a pag. 14. Belliss. esempl. [007]

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        Mather's Stereoscopic Views of the Pennsylvania Oil Regions

      Titusville: J.A. Mather, [c. 1866] - A fascinating and important record of the birth of the oil industry in northwestern Pennsylvania. British-born John Aked Mather (1829-1915) moved to the United States in 1856 and soon after was introduced to photography by an itinerant daguerreian. Mather travelled through West Virginia and Ohio before settling in Titusville, Pa in 1860 with his wife. Edwin Drake of the Seneca Oil Company had begun drilling in August of 1859, and Mather was poised to become the oil boom's photographer of record, travelling along Oil Creek River on his flatbed studio. Mather's views of wells and rigs were so popular in their time that owners would request Mather photograph their operations to encourage more investment. The photographs that Mather took make up the largest and most significant pictorial record of the western Pennsylvania oil boom, "a record of the first ten years of the industry, a coverage without equal in any nineteenth century technology" (Darrah, The World of Stereographs, p. 80). This group of 22 stereo views includes "Oil Seekers Pithole Penn," "Green Mountain Well ," "Champion Wells Pioneer River," "RR Bridge & Pioneer from Oil Creek," "New York Well Pioneer," "Lady Stewart & Lady Brooks Pioneer River," "Petroleum Center Penn," "Fishers Shipping Sheds," "Old Shipping Platform Miller Farms," and the humorous "Sunken Fortune or Ruined Man" (OIL) 3-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches. 22 stereo cards, with printed paper labels on verso titled in manuscript. Some wear to cards, images near fine

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        1866 - 1867 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY/JOURNAL/NOTEBOOK OF A SUCCESSFUL KINSMAN OHIO BUSINESSMAN

      KINSMAN OHIO OH TRUMBULL COUNTY 1866 - On offer is the handwritten manuscript diary and journal of B. H. Peabody of Kinsman Ohio. Mr. Peabody is a farmer and entrepreneur who, in this ledger style book, records his daily business dealings, visits, local events and the economics of the day. Beginning January 1st of 1866 he continues over 93 numbered pages until November 8th, 1867. There is a break between November 1st and December 31st 1866. A very, very hard working and obviously successful businessman, Mr. Peabody is also very pious, as is evidenced in his comments of the day - at one point he mentions preaching the funeral service for a particular woman. He is also a very dedicated diarist always providing full names of his contacts and clients. The inside back cover has a chart which appears to be a planting breakdown of varieties if apples. There are also nmany references to the local cheese market. Local historians and genealogists will find a wealth of information in this book which is quite legible but requires a glass in places as the period ink is on the lighter side. 7 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, the front cover has a split where the cover meets the spine. Two strings in the center of the book hold the cover to the spine. Back cover is good. Pages are also good. The edges of the covers are worn. Overall G. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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        Études géométriques sur la théorie des parallèles. Traduit de l'allemand par J. Hoüel .; suivi d'un extrait de la correspondence de Gauss et de Schumacher.

      Gauthier-Villars/Gounouilhou, Paris/Bordeaux 1866 - A fine copy, in wrappers, of the rare separate printing of the first translation of Lobachewsky’s ‘Geometrische Untersuchungen zur Theorie der Parallellinien’ (Dibner 115) which was originally published in Berlin 1840 (see Grattan-Guinness: Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, p.520 - were the later journal printing is sited; Mémoires de la Société des Sciences Physiques et Naturelles de Bordeaux, vol. 4 ,1867, pp.83-128 and Sommerville: Bibliography of Non-Euclidean Geometry, p.29). This translation by Guillaume-Jules Hoüel (1823-1886) played an important role in the acceptance of Lobachewsky’s non-Euclidean geometry; "Hoüel’s reputation rests primarily on the quality and quantity of his activities in mathematical exposition. His gift for languages was used to evaluate and frequently to expound or translate important foreign mathematical writings. . Of great importance were his successful efforts to overcome the long-standing failure of mathematicians to appreciate the significance of non-Euclidean geometry. Led by his own research to doubt the necessity of the parallel postulate and by Richard Baltzer to the writings of Lobachevski, Hoüel published in 1866 a translation of one of the latter’s essays along with excerpts from the Gauss-Schumacher correspondence. By 1870 he had published translations of the classic writings in this area of János Bolyai, Beltrami, Helmholtz, and Riemann as well as his own proof of the impossibility of proving the parallel postulate" (D.S.B. VI: 522). "The cause of Lobachevskian geometry was, however, furthered by Hoüel, one of its earliest proponents, who in 1866 brought out a French translation of Geometrische Untersuchungen, with appended extracts from the Gauss-Schumacher correspondence. The following year he also published Bolyai’s appendix on non-Euclidean geometry, which was translated into Italian by Battaglini in 1867. Hoüel’s own Notices sur la vie et les travaux de N. I Lobachevsky appeared in 1870. In the meantime, Lobachevsky’s Geometrische Untersuchungen had been translated into Russian by A. V. Letnikov; it was published in 1868 in the newly founded Moscow magazine Matematichesky sbornik" (D.S.B. VIII: 433). In Sotheran’s catalogue no. 770 from 1918 this separate printing is noted to be "scarce". 8vo: 252 x 165 mm. Original printed wrappers, spine strip professionally repaired, some light smudging to wrappers, small corner missing, with the signature of "Ch. Pérez" to the front wrapper [French naturalist Prof. Charles Pérez, 1873 Bordeaux -1952 Paris?]. pp. (2:blank), (2:title), IV, 42, (2:blank). Illustrated with numerous white-in-black woodcuts throughout the text. Pages 35-42 constitute the correspondence of six letters between Gauss and Schumacher dated 1831-1846. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Storia generale dell Inquisizione corredata da rarissimi documenti. Opera postuma colla Vita dell Autore. Seconda edizione riveduta e migliorata.

      Milano, Borroni. Napoli, Merolla 1866 - . Seconda edizione riveduta e migliorata. 4 volumi rilegati in 2, m. tela recente. Ottimo esemplare. 598 pp. , 1 f.b. ; 598, (2) pp. ; 595, (3) pp., 1 f.b.; 598, (2) pp. Numerose illustrazioni n.t. e complessive 102 tavole f.t. delle quali 48 a colori. Edizione la più completa di quest' opera rara. Vekene, Bibliotheca historiae Sanctae Inquisitionis, 1171. www.libreriabrighenti.it [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carl Friedrich Schlegel s vollständige Mühlenbaukunst nach den neuesten wichtigsten Erfindungen und Verbesserungen . Praktisches Lehrbuch für Mühlenbauer und Müller.

      Leipzig und Heidelberg. C.F. Winter sche Verlagshandlung, 1866. - 5. Auflage, 2, mit 56 Tafeln Abbildungen und 13 Holzschnitten, mit zahlr. Tabell. u, Berechnungsformeln, 8°. 22,0 x 14,8 cm (Buch. XXII,760 Seiten, In gutem Zustand. der Einband berieben, der Rücken teils etwas beschabt, Schnitt und Rücken teils etwas braunfleckig, der Atlasband im gleichen Zustand, ohne die im Textband angekündigten 13 Holzschnitte. vollständiger Titel: Carl Friedrich Schlegel s vollständige Mühlenbaukunst nach den neuesten wichtigsten Erfindungen und Verbesserungen des In- und Auslandes. Nebst Anleitung gewöhnliche Mahlmühlen nach dem amerikanischen System einzurichten. Praktisches Lehrbuch für Mühlenbauer und Müller. Fünfte Auflage, gänzlich umgearbeitet und vermehrt von Dr. Alexander Lachmann, dazu der Atlas mit 56 Tafelseiten, Hldr., (, 30,2 x 44,8 cm). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (2 Volumes)

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1866 & 1872. First Edition. Full Leather. Fine. Tenniel, John. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" in it earliest available printing is the second issue. Dodgson and Tenniel were so unhappy with the original printing job of the first issue that they had the print run destroyed, very few were saved. Some of the sheets were sent to New York and used in Appleton's first U.S. Edition. An absolutely stunning set in the earliest issues available for each volume in fine bindings as clean as the day they left the bindery. "Alice's Adventures..." Second Issue (First Authorized English Edition) with the inverted "S" at the bottom of the Contents page in "Alice's Evidence." Forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. "Through the Looking Glass..." First Issue. Fifty illustrations by John Tenniel. Both volumes bound in an exquisite Bayntun-Riviere full leather binding of rich, red leather with five raised bands to each volume. "Alice's Adventures..." sports a gold embossed rabbit in two compartments, playing cards in the two compartments, the remaining two used for titling, a reproduction in gold of Tenniel's White Rabbit illustration from p. 1 is embossed on front cover and gold lines frame the front and rear covers. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers with gold embossed bordering on pastedown and the Bayntun-Riviere stamp at lower right corner of front board. There is a small 3/4" tear at head of p. 1/2, very light spotting within. Original cloth covers and spine bound in at rear of each volume. "Through the Looking Glass..." in a matching red binding with five raised bands at spine that varies from Alice's Adventures..." in the treatment of the cover illustration which, in this case, is a leather inlaid vignette of Tenniel's Humpty Dumpty reproduced from the illustration on p. 133. "Through the Looking Glass..." was produced in a slightly smaller version and both volumes are housed in a custom cloth slipcase that insures that the raised bands on each volume are aligned.

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        Great Central Depot Grounds. With Entrance to Harbor

      Jevne & Almini.. [ 1866].. Tinted lithograph, image approximately 8 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches. Several mended short tears to outer margins and a couple a small areas of paper loss to left edge (all well outside image area), light soiling in outer margins. Image is remarkably clean and bright. Lithographic view of Chicago by Louis Kurz from the series Chicago Illustrated with descriptive material by James W. Sheahan. Published in installments by Jevne & Almini (1866). Each of the thirteen installments, issued in paper wraps, contained four tinted lithographs printed by the Chicago Lithographing Company. These lithographs represent scarce pre-fire views of the city. This is a particularly evocative image with boats on the harbor, a steam train in the middle distance and several large factory buildings, their smoking chimneys testifying to a thriving business climate. .

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        Geschichte von Nassau, von den ältesten Zeiten bis auf die Gegenwart, auf der Grundlage urkundlicher Quellenforschung. [Bände 1-4 von F. W. Th. Schliephake]. [Ab Band 5] fortgesetzt von Karl Menzel [Bände 5-7 unter dem Titel: Geschichte von Nassau von der Mitte des vierzehnten Jahrhunderts bis zur Gegenwart]. - 7 Bände in 8 Teilbänden. -,

      Wiesbaden: C. W. Kreidel's Verlag 1866-1889. - "Theodor Schliephakes (1808-1871) eigentliches Arbeitsfeld war, [.], die Philosophie. Außer Aufsätzen in verschiedenen Zeitschriften ("Die Neue Zeit", "Heidelberger Jahrbücher der Literatur", Fichte bezw. Ulrici "Zeitschrift für Philosophie" etc.) hat er zwei philosophische Schriften: "Die Grundlagen des sittlichen Lebens" (1855), und "Einleitung in das System der Philosophie" (1856) veröffentlicht, in welchen er sich vorzugsweise an seinen Lehrer Krause anschließt, ohne jedoch den selbständigen klaren Forscher zu verleugnen. Während seines Aufenthalts in Wiesbaden und Idstein [dort erzog er 2 Jahre die Kinder des 1839 verstorbenen Herzogs Wilhelm von Nassau] war Schliephake auch dem Gebiete der nassauischen Geschichte nahe getreten. Die herzogliche Regierung beauftragte ihn, die Geschichte des Landes und der Landesherrn, insbesondere der Walramischen, später herzoglichen Hauptlinie des Hauses Nassau zu schreiben, und er unterzog sich dieser Aufgabe nicht nur mit größter Gewissenhaftigkeit, sondern auch mit höchst anerkennenswerthem Geschick, wie es von allen denen gewürdigt worden ist, die sich einen Begriff von der Schwierigkeit des Unternehmens machen konnten. Der Geist, in welchem Schliephake arbeitete, spricht sich am besten in seiner Vorrede zum ersten Bande seiner "Geschichte von Nassau" (1866) aus: "Das Bekenntniß des Geschichtsschreibers ist ein ganz einfaches, es lautet auf aufrichtige vaterländische Gesinnung". Daß er nicht in Nassau geboren und aufgewachsen war, verminderte nicht die treue Hingebung an seine Arbeit und die herzogliche Regierung vertraute ihm mit Recht, "er werde sich in seiner Geschichtsbehandlung einzig und allein an die Wahrheit der Thatsachen halten". Leider sollte Schliephake sein Geschichtswerk nicht zu Ende führen: noch ehe das Manuscript des vierten Bandes, bis zum Jahre 1355 reichend, gedruckt war, starb er. Professor Karl Menzel in Bonn übernahm jedoch die Herausgabe dieses Bandes und vollendete in vortrefflicher Weise das Werk, indem er in weiteren drei Bänden die Geschichte Nassaus bis zum Jahre 1816 fortführte." (ADB 31, S. 519-520) - In Frakturschrift gedruckt. - Einbände leicht berieben und etwas angestaubt. Papier etwas gebräunt. Seiten teils mit braunen Flecken bzw. etwas stockfleckig. Wenige Bände mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk in schwarzer Tinte auf dem fliegenden Vorsatzblatt. Einige Bände mit Feuchtigkeitsspuren auf wenigen Seiten (bräunliche Wasserränder). - Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2350 8° (17,5 - 22,5 cm). 7 Halbleinenbände der Zeit. 1 Halblederband der Zeit. [Hardcover / fest gebunden]. Insgesamt 8 Teilbände (Reihe so vollständig). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Felix Holt, the Radical

      William Blackwood and Sons, 1866. Hardcover. Very Good. [Fiction] Eliot, George. Felix Holt, the Radical. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1866. First edition, octavo, three volumes: [iv] [1] 303; [iv] [1] 290; [iv] [1] 283; all three volumes bound by Bayntun in 3/4 red morocco on cloth boards, their ticket on the front free endpaper verso. Six gilt decorated panels with title, author, and volume number represented; trimmed leaves, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Original cloth from the spine and one side bound in at end. Light rubbing at the spine, light soil to the cloth. Bookplates from two previous owners on pastedowns, front pastedown and front flyleaf in volume two. A few light pencil marks at the beginning and end. Previous merchant's short catalog entry on volume one's rear free endpaper. Advertisements and Blackwood catalog not present.

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        Eigenh. Telegrammentwurf mit U.

      O. O., [12]. IV. 1866.. ¾ S. Gr.-8vo.. Entwurf zu einem Telegramm: "Victoria Morgens 6 Uhr leicht u. glücklich von einer Tochter entbunden [...]". - Prinzessin Viktoria von Preußen war am 12. April 1866 als fünftes Kind von Friedrich III. und Victoria von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha geboren worden. - Weiters mit den Namen einiger Adressaten der Frohbotschaft. In blauem Farbstift. Etwas angestaubt und an den Rändern leicht gebräunt. In altem Sammlungsumschlag mit irrtümlicher Beschriftung "Friedrich II".

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        Document Signed as President

      Washington, 1866. unbound. 14 x 17 inches, City of Washington, June 11, 1866. Partially printed legal document signed in full by Johnson as President, appointing Walter B. Seates Collector of the Customs for the District of Chicago in the State of Illinois. The document includes the full signature of Jackson's Secretary of the Treasury -- Hugh McCollough -- and an engraved eagle emblem at the top. Partial tearing and chipping along the natural folds; small stain on the lower portion. Very good(-) condition.

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        History of the Jews

      John Murray 1866 - Blue Leather Gilt. Fine/No Jacket as Published. 12mo. 3 Volumes, Beasutifully bound in blue leather with marblized end papers and edging. Inserted book plate from " Winborne Grammar School" awared to Raymond for the Head Masters Divinity Prize. The school's crest embossed on the front cover of each volume. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Catalogus van de Tractaten, Pamfletten enz. over de geschiedenis van Nederland, aanwezig in de bibliotheek van Isaac Meulman 1500-1713

      1866. Amsterdam, 1866-69. 3 vols. Privately published in a limited edition. Unopened copy. Orbds. (slightly soiled; traces of use; frontcover vol. 2 heavily damaged) Interior fine. Copy on better paper. [NBW II, 909].

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. With Forty-Two illustrations by John Tenniel

      Macmillan & Co. London. 1866. FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION. 8vo, (7.6 x 5.4 inches). The text is the earliest state with the inverted 'S' at the bottom of the contents page. Beautifully Illustrated throughout, with forty-two line engravings by John Tenniel. Finely bound, by Maltby of Oxford, in mid twentieth century full red morocco. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt decoration. Compartments ruled in blind and gilt plus gilt lettering to two panels. Single blind ruled border on boards. Marbled endpapers. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Minor and uniform fading to the spine but the binding is fine and the gilt bright and sharp.Bound without the half title page, otherwise complete. One page has a small closed tear, without any loss, to the outer margin and another has a small, finger-nail sized, piece missing from the bottom outer corner of the page. Several pages affected by mild foxing and a few finger marks. A couple of pages affected more noticeably but still overall a very good copy of Carroll's classic in an attractive leather binding by Oxford's (appropriately) finest bookbinders.

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        Ensign & Bridgman's Rail Road Map of the United States, Showing the Depots and Stations.

      Ensign & Bridgman, New York 1866 - Third edition (first issued in 1856). Broadside map, 31 x 33 inches, picturing the United States to include those with the Mississippi River on their eastern borders, all state borders hand-colored in shades of red, blue, yellow, and green, the whole enclosed within a wide ornamental border; inset map: "Plan of the New England States" (12 x 7 1/2 inches). Cover title: "The American Railway Map, Showing the Depots & Stations." Modelski 26 (for the 1856 issue): "The completed railroad network represents actual railroad track with linear cross-hatched lines, and railroads under construction are shown as solid thin lines. Many names of railroads appear on the lines and others are keyed by number to a list of lines." OCLC locates several copies each for the earlier issues of 1856 and 1859, but this issue is apparently not recorded there. Folded into a 12mo gilt-stamped green cloth folder. Some small breaks at corner folds, but a very good copy. (2651) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SANS MERCI; or, Kestrels and Falcons. In Three Volumes

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1866. [Lawrence, George Alfred]. SANS MERCI [without mercy] or, Kestrels and Falcons. In Three Volumes. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1866. First Edition. A Near Fine copy in original publisher's blue ripple-grain cloth, gilt, showing only the most minor abrasion to the boards; we doubt many first editions of this title still exist much less an example in this condition. OCLC notes only four copies worldwide in institutional collections. George Alfred Lawrence (1827-1876) was a sensation novelist of a different ilk than Wilkie Collins or M. E. Braddon. His protagonists were often, if not always, men who were equally skilled at fighting, riding, hunting, killing, truth-seeking, and wooing. Not one to shirk a challenge himself, Lawrence sailed to America to fight for the Confederate Army (he was captured and shipped back to England). Lawrence is little read today but he created the original inspiration for the "Beau Geste" character, that self-sacrificing, dashing, honorable crusader who often fought for lost causes usually on behalf of some wronged maiden. In short, Lawrence may be credited with creating today's iconic literary "action hero." This novel takes place in the hazardous English countryside; the title of this book (which suggests birds of prey flying mercilessly at each other talons at the ready) is a metaphor for the evil lawyers and other such villains who are trying to destroy our heroic protagonist's honor and livelihood and romantic prospects with fair maiden. Horse racing, gambling, and several violent fighting scenes also keep things lively. The publisher, Tinsley, is particularly known for the low survival rate of their three-decker first editions.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

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        Tratado Teorico-Practico de Materias Contencioso-Administrativas

      1866. Judicial Administration in Spain and Her Colonies, OCLC Locates no Copies in North America Diaz Ufano y Negrillo, Jose. Tratado Teorico-Practico de Materias Contencioso-Administrativas en la Peninsula y Ultramar, Con un Apendice Sobre el Modo de Sustanciar y Dirimir las Competencias Entre las Autoridades Administrativas y Judiciales. Madrid: Imprenta de Manuel Minuesa, 1866. xi, 408 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary tree calf, gilt ornaments and title to spine, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, crack in text block between title page and following leaf. Moderate toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Shelf labels to spine, small inkstamp to title page, annotations to verso. * Only edition. This treatise discusses procedure and other aspects of judicial administration in Spain and in its colonies (then Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Philippines and Guam). OCLC locates 5 copies, none in North America. British Museum Catalogue VII:249.

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        Vergleichende Psychologie oder Geschichte der Seele in der Reihenfolge der Thierwelt. Mit mehreren eingedruckten Illustrationen.Wien: Wilhelm Braumüller, 1866.

      - First edition of the last main work by Carl Gustav Carus (1789-1869), the Leipzig-born physiologist, painter, and friend of Goethe credited with the discovery of the unconscious. 'At the time Carus wrote, he certainly could not have guessed that he was building the philosophical bridge to an empirical psychology of the future: had Carus lived today, he would undoubtedly have been a psychotherapist' (C.J. Jung, Collected Works, 14: 791 and 16: 204). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Large 8vo, vi, [ii], 316 pp., contemporary leather-backed cloth, rear cover lightly marked, spine lettered in gilt, a small library stamp on the title-page verso, otherwise very fresh and clean, a fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        7 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Paris, 1866-1868.. Zus. 23 S., 8°.. Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        THE CRUCIFIXION AND THE JEWS

      Philadelphia; Jones & Hamilton, Printers. 1866 [5626]. Paperback. Later paper wrappers. 8vo. IV, 41 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Singerman 1969. By Dr. L. Philippson. Translated from the German, by Maurice Mayer. Preface by Isaac Leeser. Originally serialized in German in the ‘Allgemeine zeitung des judenthums’, simultaneously serialized in English translation in the ‘Occident’ (over the space of six months) ; printed in a “small edition of five hundred copies” (preface) . First separate appearance of an English translation of a work by Ludwig Philippson to be printed in America. This text, still quoted as the foundational work of research in the ‘political reconstruction’ of the trial of Jesus (see Trial of Jesus: Study in the Gospels and Jewish Historiography by David R. Catchpole, Brill, 1971) , lays out the following parameters, crucifixion was a Jewish form of execution, of the sources Tacitus is the best, the gospels being unreliable, Pilate sentenced Jesus as a political rebel, all messianic movements of the time were put down with uncompromising ferocity, the Jews neither persecuted nor tried Jesus, nor cried for his death. Subjects: Jesus Christ - Jewish interpretations. Jesus Christ - Crucifixion. OCLC lists 14 copies. Very Good condition. (AMR-44-13A) .

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        Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies

      London: Day & Son, Limited,, 1866. The First Collected Edition of the Dramatic Works. A reproduction in exact facsimile of the Famous First Folio, 1623, by the newly-discovered process of photo-lithography, executed, by express permission of Lord Ellesmere and the Trustees of the British Museum, from the matchless copies in Bridgewater House and the National Library, at the suggestion, and under the superintendence of H. Staunton. R. W. Preston, Photo-Lith. Folio (387 × 240 mm). Contemporary red half-morocco, spine gilt-tooled in compartments with a brown morocco title label, marbled sides with double gilt rules, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Engraved portrait to title. Extremities somewhat rubbed and darkened, but all sound, attractive and in very good condition. Includes, laid in, numerous newspaper clippings concerning the Shakespeare Folios, in particular documenting their astronomic rise in value. The first photo-accurate facsimile of Shakespeare's First Folio, here in a handsome contemporary binding. Though not the earliest facsimile, this was the first made using photo-lithography, whereas the others had been created as type facsimiles. The facsimile is itself historically interesting insofar as it was printed just as the Victorian obsession with the Bard began to grip the imagination of the middlebrow English, and was used by most of the Baconians in their attempts to research and demonstrate the cyphers, acrostics, hints and visual clues put into the composition of the Folio to reveal the true author of the plays.

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        Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions During the Years 1829, 30, 31, 32, 33 Incl. the Reports of Commander, Now Captain, James Clark Ross & the Disc. of the North'n Mag. Pole (Vol 1 only)

      London: A.W. Webster. Hardcover. Volume I only. xxxiv, 740 pages. 25 plates - some in colour, 5 maps including 1 fold-out. Library binding. Nine-inch opening to fold-out map now bound opposite page 1. Minimal library markings. Gift greetings - dated 1866. Faint signature atop title page. Above-average external wear. Contents and binding sound. Arctic Bibliography 14866. . Fair. 1835. First Edition.

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        Great Britain. Handbook for Westmoreland, Cumberland, and the Lakes.

      John Murray London 1866 - First edition, pp.xxxv, 126, 80 adverts dated 1866, 2 folding maps including one in rear pocket, original brown cloth, gilt lettered, spine partly detached; overall a very good copy. Endpapers dated April 1866. This is a very rare copy of the first edition. There was a second issue of this edition published a year later in 1867. Lister 365 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A YANKEE IN CANADA, WITH ANTI-SLAVERY AND REFORM PAPERS.

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. - [4],286pp. Octavo. Forest green cloth, spine gilt extra, blindstamped side panels with center wreath. Minor nicks at crown and toe of spine, trace of soiling to cloth, tiny ink notation in upper corners of free endsheet and first blank, narrow strip of offsetting to verso of front free endsheet, narrow 8mm snag near crown of lower joint, very slight starting to the inner hinges; near very good. First edition, BAL's binding A (priority undetermined). Edited by Sophia Thoreau. Notable for among other things, the first book publication - apart from the one-shot ÆSTHETIC PAPERS - of "Civil Disobedience." One of 1546 copies printed (or 1500 according to BAL). BAL 20117. BORST A7.1.a. Downs, BOOKS THAT CHANGED AMERICA 8.

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        A Yankee in Canada with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866: First Edition, first Printing. One of 1,546 copies printed. In Very Good condition, with wear commensurate with age. Chipping to spine ends, corners worn. Spine slightly faded, with rubbing to gilt stamping. Previous owner bookplate and bookseller tag to front paste down. Light residue and marking, as well as a small tear at the top gutter of front free end paper. Previous owner details on title page, with a note on the first page of text and a several instances throughout. Rear hinge exposed. A nice, unrestored copy.

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        Autograph letter to Patrick Proctor Alexander discussing the philosophy of JOHN STUART MILL, Oxford, March 22nd 1866.

      - An important unpublished letter by the leading Victorian philosopher H.L. Mansel (1820-71), first Waynflete Professor of Moral and Metaphysical Philosophy at Oxford, casting interesting light on contemporary responses to JOHN STUART MILL. Among the immediate counterblasts to Mill's critical 'Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy' (1865), was a book by Patrick Proctor Alexander called "An Examination of Mr John Stuart Mill's Doctrine of Causation in relation to Moral Freedom: with an Occasional Discourse on Saueteig" (1866). Alexander evidently sent an early copy of his book to Mansel, who was one of Hamilton's most eminent supporters. In this letter Mansel sends his response, which picks up approvingly on particular phrases and images in Alexander's book, as well as its general philosophical thrust: 'I am delighted with your examination of Mill's Theory of Freedom. It appears to me exactly to hit the weak point in the Determinist Theory, and to strip it of the disguise which alone gives it plausibility. I believe that nearly every great question now fermenting in the moral and religious controversy of the present day really revolves round this one central question; 'Are men's actions CAUSED in the same sense as physical phenomena?' If they are, God help the world, if there is a God to help it, which this hypothesis makes somewhat doubtful. I am not certain whether there is not more value in the 'froth' on Hamilton’s porter than you seem disposed to allow to it - I rather suspect that Hamilton would have put the 'Doctrines of the Conditioned' etc rather at the bottom of his philosophy than at the top; and in that position they are not so easy to blow away. I have said something in defence of Hamilton's philosophy in this respect in the ‘Contemporary Review'. Saueteig is intensely Carlylesque, and would I think be highly appreciated by the great man himself.'. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: cream laid paper folded once to make 4 sides (each side 182mm x 112mm), first side topped with small blindstamp of the Mansel family motto 'quod vult valde vult' (what he wishes he wishes fervently), approximately 225 words in legible brown ink. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Lost Cause

      E.B. Treat & Co., NY 1866 - 752 pgs. plus 4 pgs. adverts. Rare original printing of the classic history of the Confederacy in the Civil War, in a contemporary full-calf binding with attached NYC binder ticket. Corners and spine title are overlaid in a darker calf. The binding as a whole has significant uniform edge wear breaking thru to the boards in spots. Despite clear wear and usage, this original binding is still intact and serviceable, and a gilt spine title remains, with a couple scratches thereto. Recessed faux-bands and full marbled edges were used, in the style of deluxe nineteenth century bookbinding work. Internally there is no foxing, and the engraved plates are excellent, mostly guarded with original tissues. Slight blemish on the Lee steel-plate engraving from tissue sticking to it during production. Though available in many subsequent reprints, this original copy of the 'subscription' first printing is not often seen for sale. Photo on request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      London, "1 Modenas Villas Maitland Park", 26. IX. 1866.. 8vo. 3½ pages on bifolium (remnants of paste to blank lower half of p. 4, minor soiling to p.1, puncture to vertical centre fold).. To the Chartist Collet Dobson Collet, a review of the electoral system in the German states. Marx, evidently responding to an enquiry from Collet, lists ten significant points about the German electoral and parliamentary systems, beginning with the facts that members of the Prussian lower house are paid, but those of the electoral colleges are not, that election costs are paid out of provincial exchequers (adding an observation on the division of electoral districts: "Aliquot parts of the population choose each one member for Parliament"), and that there is no qualification for becoming a member of parliament or of the electoral colleges. A substantial paragraph is devoted to explaining the income-based composition of these electoral colleges: "The primary voters include all men from the age of 25 years who pay any direct tax. Certain direct taxes are paid by almost everybody, even servants"; these voters are divided into three electoral classes, depending on how much tax they pay, and "Each of the three electoral classes so formed elects the same number of secondary electors who form the electoral body that finally nominates the members of Parliament'". After explaining two other details of the Prussian system, Marx explains that 'The modes of election throughout Germany are far from uniform. Generally, however, the system of double elections prevails', though he notes that in Bavaria there is not the Prussian division into classes; in terms of probity and discipline, "Cases of electoral bribery are absolutely unknown in all German states", "The daily attendance of members of Parliament is rigorously enforced' and there exists no equivalent of the British 'count-out'; finally, ministers can take part in parliamentary debates even if not members, but cannot of course vote".

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        Secretary of State William H. Seward sends Rev. J.W. French, Chaplain at West Point, copies of letters French wrote to his friend, then U.S. Senator Jefferson Davis, in December 1860

      Washington, DC, April 16, 1866 Secretary of State William H. Seward sends Rev. J.W. French, Chaplain at West Point, copies of letters French wrote to his friend, then U.S. Senator Jefferson Davis, in December 1860, suggesting an extension of the Missouri Compromise could avert a war ?" the letters are present ?" Seward writes ?it is not deemed advisable to return the originals? ?" Davis was indicted for treason three weeks after Seward?s letterJohn W. French (1808-1871) was Chaplain of the House of Representatives from 1841 until 1856 when he was appointed Chaplain and Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics at the Military Academy at West Point by President Franklin Pierce. He was notified of his appointment by Pierce?s Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis, West Point, Class of 1828. They remained friends for life. French served at West Point until his death in 1871.(1) Manuscript Letter Signed ?William H. Seward? as Secretary of State, 1.25p, 8? x 10?, front & verso. Washington, D.C., April 16,

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        Souvenirs d'un aveugle, voyage autour du monde. Ouvrage enrichi de soixante dessins et de notes scientifiques.Paris, Hortet and Ozanne, 1839. 4 volumes. 8vo. With 2 engraved portraits, of Jacques and François Arago, and 60 full-page lithographed plates, all after drawings by the author. Contemporary green half sheepskin, gold-tooled spines, chemical marbled sides, marbled endpapers.

      Forbes 1134; Hill 30; cf. Borba de Moraes, p. 45 (other edition); Sabin 1866 (other editions). Rare, beautifully illustrated edition of Arago's account of the voyage of l'Uranie, under command of Louis Freycinet (1817-1820). The voyage was organized by the French government, under the restored Royalty, to show the flag around the world and to make scientific observations on geography, magnetism and meteorology. Arago was attached as official artist to the expedition, and first published a narrative of the voyage as Promenade autour du monde. The Souvenirs is a more elaborate work, augmented with many new illustrations. The present "richly illustrated edition of the Souvenirs is much prized" (Hill), and the third volume is almost entirely devoted to Hawaii.Occasionally slightly foxed, large stain on last leaves of the second volume, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Ball Players taken from The North American Indian Portfolio

      London: Henry Bohn, ca. 1866. Fine condition.. IPrinted by Day and Haghe, Lith to the Queen. Image size 17 1/2 x 12 inches. Paper size 23 1/2 x 18 inches. Framed in a beautiful modern Italian dark burl wood. Three distinguished Ball Players, portraits from life, in ball-play dress. No. 1, Tul-lock-chish-ko (He who drinks the juice of the stone). A Choctaw. No. 2. Wee-chush-ta-doo-ta (The Red Man). A Sioux, from the Upper Mississippi. No. 3. Ah-no-je-nahge (He who Stands on both Sides). a Sioux brave, from the Missouri. Amongst the forty-eight tribes which I have visited, I find the game of Ball everywhere played; and to my great surprise, by tribes separated by a space of three thousand miles, played very nearly in the same manner; the chief difference consisting in the different construction of the ball-sticks used - the modes of laying out the ground - and painting and ornamenting yheir bodies. In most of the tribes there are certain similar regulations as to dress, ornaments,&c., which no one is allowed to depart from; and in the three portraits given, in the illustration here, these particular and general modes are all set forth. Amongst all tyhe tribes I have visited in their primary condition, which their native modes are unchanged by civilized innovations. I find that every player mudt enter the play entirely denuded, with the exception of their breach-cloths and ornamented belts around their waists...leaving all their limbs free to act, without the least encumbrance of dress. And that they may feel and appreciate more to their advantage the ground that they run upon, they uniformly enter the lists to run in this desperate chase with the naked foot.

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        Mother, Dear Mother, I Still Think of Thee. Sung by Blind Tom, at His Popular Concerts with the Greatest Success

      London: Hopwood & Crew, 1866. Sheet Music. Very Good. Sheet Music. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 8 pages including the cover. Removed from a bound volume so slightly trimmed with rough left edge. Very scarce sheet music sheet music shows a full-length portrait of Blind Tom (Thomas Wiggins Bethune) at about 16 years of age standing next to a piano. Published in London, probably during Tom's European tour of 1866, which was coordinated by W. P. Howard. Tom, a blind autistic savant with incredible music ability, was one of the most famous performers of the mid-19th century. Born a slave in 1849, his mother (Charity Wiggins) and master (General James Bethune) discovered his inexplicable ability to mimic the most difficult piano performances immediately upon hearing them. By the time he was five years old, Tom was giving concerts and stunning critics with his virtuosity. As Bethune saw then end of the Civil War approaching, he contracted with Tom's parents to obtain guardianship in exchange for a home, subsistence, and monthly stipend for them and a salary for Tom. Bethune, his son, and finally his son's widow continued the arrangement and made hundreds of thousands of dollars from Tom's performances throughout the latter half of the 1800s.

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        Jefferson Davis tells of the forthcoming laying of the cornerstone of Montgomery?s Confederate Memorial Monument and his plans to refute Union Gen. William T. Shermans? slanders

      Autograph Letter Signed ?Jefferson Davis? completely in the hand of his wife, Varina Howell Davis who also signed her husband?s signature, 2p, 5.75? x 8.75?, front & verso. To Col. John Thomas Scharf. Beauvoir, Missi, March 31, 1866. Light creases. Folds at upper corners. Fine Condition.In full, ?I wonder that you will still believe what the Newspapers say about me. It is not true that I have agreed to deliver an address at Montgomery or that I am in good health. The committee of the Association to erect a Monument to the Confed. dead on the spot where the Govt. of the Confederacy was inaugurated obtained my consent to be present at the laying of the cornerstone with the distinct understanding that I was not to be expected to make a speech because of physical disability and when the Chairman of the Committee recently came to see me, and found me ill of bilious fever, he assured me that he had given public notice that I was not to be expected or called upon to make a speech.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1866. First American edition. Appleton's 1866 edition of "Alice" using the English first edition sheets with a canceled title page. Late 19th century French binding in red quarter pebbled morocco with pebbled cloth boards, stamped "Gaetan Ronner 93 F. St. Honore Paris." Binding in nice shape with light wear at the extremities, but Near Fine overall. Marbled end papers, all edges gilt, retaining the half-title (with brief 1866 Christmas inscription). Pages with light, sporadic soiling, two pages, 15 and 17, with moderate soiling. A much more pleasing copy that any of the modern bindings stamped in immitation of the cloth boards, that seem to be flooding the market. & & The story of "Alice" is now something of legend among rare book collectors: telling of how Dodgson first spun the tale to amuse his young companions while boating and later how the sheets of the first edition were suppressed by the illustrator, John Tenniel, ostensibly due to poor printing quality. Some twenty-odd copies of the first English edition were released before the remaining 1,952 sets of sheets were sold across the pond to Appleton in NY. Despite these inauspicious beginnings, "Alice" cemented its place at the very forefront of children's literature with its creativity, veracity and charming simplicity.

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        A YANKEE IN CANADA, WITH ANTI-SLAVERY AND REFORM PAPERS

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866.. [4],286pp. Octavo. Forest green cloth, spine gilt extra, blindstamped side panels with center wreath. Minor nicks at crown and toe of spine, trace of soiling to cloth, tiny ink notation in upper corners of free endsheet and first blank, narrow strip of offsetting to verso of front free endsheet, narrow 8mm snag near crown of lower joint, very slight starting to the inner hinges; near very good. First edition, BAL's binding A (priority undetermined). Edited by Sophia Thoreau. Notable for among other things, the first book publication - apart from the one-shot ÆSTHETIC PAPERS - of "Civil Disobedience." One of 1546 copies printed (or 1500 according to BAL). BAL 20117. BORST A7.1.a. Downs, BOOKS THAT CHANGED AMERICA 8.

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        Intercolonial Exhibition Medal

      Melbourne: 1866-, 1867. Large copper medal, 220 mm. diameter, impressed "C. Summers Sculp." And "W. Calvert fecit"; medal in fine original condition, housed in original printed mount laid down on timber, 444 x 360 mm., the mount worn, with some restoration. A fine example of the elegant neo-classical work of Charles Summers, Australia's leading sculptor of the nineteenth century. Summers won many official commissions, including the supervision of the stone carvings for the Victorian Parliament House, the execution of the Burke and Wills memorial, the biggest bronze casting ever undertaken in Australia, and the design of this medal for the Intercolonial Exhibition. The maker of the medal was William Calvert, a Melbourne-based engraver, lithographer and draughtsman. Coincidentally his brother, Samuel Calvert, was a silver medallist himself at the Intercolonial Exhibition. This particular copper example of the medal was awarded to John Jones of Sheepshead, Victoria, probably a local blacksmith, for 'driving three picks' (Official Catalogue of the Intercolonial Exhibition 1866-7, no. 37, p. 48).

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