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        Beretning om den inrternationale fiskeriudstilling i Bergen i aret 1865. Udgivet af Udstillings-Committen.

      Bergen. J. D. Beyers Bogtryckeri. [1866] 4:o. 30 x 22,5 cm. Title + contents leaf + XXVI pp. + 54 pp. (including plate list) + 28 lithographed plates + 4 (of 5) albumin photographs (1 photograph missing). Gilt title at the front board. New boards with the original cloth laid down. New spine and end papers. Stained boards. Title faded. Creases, a few stains and several repaired tears to the text. The photographs of the swedish and the dutch departments somewhat faded. A little foxing and browning to the lithographs.. This is probably the first norwegian book with pasted photographs. The book is an account of the 1865 international fishing-exhibition in Bergen, Norway. The book contains original photos showing the different exhibition departments of Norway, Sweden, England and Holland. The fifth - missing - photo shows the exterior of the exhibition hall. The company name "Meyer & Nicolaysen - .Bergen" can be found below the photo of the norwegian department. There are also 28 lithographic plates depicting equipment, nets, fishing boats, storage buildings etc. Rare

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        The Queen v. Beaney. Extraordinary Charge of Murder Against A Medical Man in Consequence of A Diseased Womb Being Ruptured After Death

      Melbourne W B Stephens 1866. G- In Good (minus) condition. Covers rubbed and lightly marked. Wear to spine with some loss and splitting. Spine darkened. Endpapers soiled. Corners bumped. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Library First Edition Red hardback cloth cover xi, 244pp :: 230mm x 160mm (9" x 6")

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        The SCENERY Of ITHACA And The HEAD WATERS Of The CAYUGA LAKE, as Portryed by Different Writers

      Ithaca NY:: Spence Spencer,. 1866.. 4 1/2" x 6 3/4". 1st edition (Sabin 89381). 153 pp.. Terra-cotta cloth with gilt spine lettering.. VG+ (lt soil & wear to cloth).. Illustrated with woodcuts & 20 tipped-in contemporary photographs,

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        Forty Three Days in an Open Boat Harper's Magazine 1866-1867 Mark Twain's first appearance in print in a national magazine

      Hardcover, Fair. "Harper & Brothers, New York December 1866 to May 1867. Harper's Magazine. Binding Copy. Leather Spine. Lettered in gold at the spine. Illustrated. Harper's Magazine 1866 contains Mark Twain's Forty Three Days in an Open Boat which is Twain's first appearance in print in a national magazine. The story is attributed in the table of contents to """"Mark Swain"""". Scarce. Condition: Binding Copy, hardbound with a leather spine, missing the front and rear board, front endpaper present and stamped ex-library copy, foxing."

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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: J.E. Adlard for Henry G.Bohn, 1866. 2 volumes, octavo. (9 5/16 x 5 3/4 inches). 313 hand-coloured etchings on 180 plates, including 3 maps (1 folding and printed in colours). (Upper outer corner of plate 105 torn away, clean tears to plates 151 and 179, all in vol.II). Experlty bound to style in red half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments, with others with alternate decoration of either a large tool of a shoulder-length portrait of an Indian, or a tool showing a crossed peace-pipe and tomahawk, gilt edges. Deluxe issue: one of approximately twelve copies with the plates printed in outline and entirely coloured by hand. This 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 here remain the most important body of illustrative material of American Indian life in the American West. This is a later edition of Catlins' Letters and Notes ..., styled the "10th edition" on the titlepage: 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 coloured plates. According to Sabin "Mr. Bohn had twelve or more copies colored after the fancy of the artist who did the work, but tolerably well." - Sabin knew Bohn personally and was therefore certainly in a position to know. He goes on to state that 'Such copies are worth $60 a set' (this was probably a bit optimistic, and, in fact, a set brought $24 at the Field sale in 1875. But, in comparison, a copy of the Indian Portfolio... sold for only $1.50). Howes disagrees with Sabin and states that various editions published by Bohn appear with the plates coloured, 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 coloured issue, it would seem likely that Sabin is correct. The plates themselves are clean, fresh, and very handsomely coloured. It is impossible to identify the colourist, but it was quite possibly was 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, and include a number of portraits of individual Indians. Clark III:141; Field 260; Howes C241; McCracken 8K; cf. G.A.Miles & W.S.Reese America Pictured to the Life 55 (1848 edition); Pilling 685; Sabin 11537; Streeter Sale 4277; Wagner-Camp 84.

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        Forty-three Days In An Open Boat [In: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 34, No. 199, December, 1866]

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good. 1866. First Edition. Periodical. A handsome copy of Harper's New Monthly Magazine (Vol. 34, No. 199, December, 1866) ; containing Mark Twain's "Forty-Three Days in an Open Boat". Original wraps in still Very Good condition with light scattered foxing and little chipping. Scarce ; Forty-Three Days In An Open Boat was Twain's first appearance in a national publication and given the lack of visibility at the time, attributed to "Mark Swain" .

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        Estudios sobre la degeneración y regeneración del sistema nervosio.Madrid: Hijos de Nicolás Moza, 1913-14. First edition.

      Exceptional presentation copy, to neuroanatomist Jean Nageotte (1866-1948), of the extremely rare first edition of this this classic work on the degeneration and regeneration of nervous tissue by the father of modern neuroscience. "The most complete work on the subject so far written." (Garrison-Morton 560.1). The preface to the first English edition of 1928 asserts that 'This book may be considered, without exaggeration, as unpublished in Europe and North America' since nearly all the copies of the 1913-1914 edition were distributed to South American subscribers. We know of just one other copy (not inscribed by Cajal as here) auctioned in 1995. Cajal presentations are very rare.<br/><br/> Ramón y Cajal's publications are notable for the clarity and detail of their illustration, based on their author's skill in drawing nerve cells as viewed under the microscope. His ability to observe nerve fibers and processes depended in part on new techniques of staining which he developed in conjunction with Camillo Golgi. Ramón y Cajal and Golgi shared the Nobel Prize in 1906. "The work of Santiago Ramn y Cajal provided the foundation for present concepts of the cellular composition of the nervous system. Improving and refining existing histological techniques and developing new ones of his own, he demonstrated the microscopic anatomy of the brain as it had never before been seen, and correlated the cellular structures of the brain, nerves, and spinal cord with their functions, giving neurophysiology for the first time a firm anatomic base" (Grolier <i>Medicine</i>, p. 311).<br/><br/> After having published his <i>Textura</i> (1899-1904) "Ramón y Cajal next turned his attention to the problem of traumatic degeneration and regeneration of nervous structures. He did this in response to what he considered a dangerous revival of the reticularist theory. The main facts had not been in dispute since the work of Waller, Rainier, and others nearly half a century earlier; but there were two schools of thought about precisely how the degenerated peripheral end of the cut axon was restored to structural and functional continuity with its nerve cell. The polygenesists, who earlier had included E. F. A. Vulpian and C. E. Brown-Séquard and whose leader at the time was A. T. J. Bethe, maintained that the regenerated peripheral fibers were the result of progressive transformation and eventual fusion of the Schwann cells which had sheathed the degenerated fibers. The monogenesists, to whom Ramón y Cajal belonged, said that the regenerated fibers were the result of sprouting from the cylinders of the central stump, still in continuity with their nerve cells, and saw their opponents as reviving the reticular theory of nerve continuity in thinly disguised form. Ramón y Cajal, using his reduced silver nitrate method of staining, fully confirmed the monogenesist theory. The results of these researches were collected and published in 1913-1914 as <i>Estudios sobre la degeneración y regeneración del sistema nervioso</i>, still the fullest account of the subject. (D.W. Taylor in DSB).. 2 volumes, 8vo (207 x 140 mm), bound with the original front printed wrappers in fine half morocco, inscribed by Ramón Cajal on the title page of the first volume 'Hommage des auteurs', front wrapper with former owner's signature 'D[octeur Jean Nageotte', pp xii 414 [2:blank]; viii 401 [3:blank], numerous illustrations throughout. A fine and clean copy. Ramón Cajal's works were mostly printed on poor paper and are normally found in quite bad condition, this copy is certainly the exception

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      1. utgave. Kjøbenhavn 1866. 8vo. 271 s.. Privat skinnbind. Bind av Anker Kysters eftf. Et fint eksemplar

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        History and General Description of New France.... Translated, with notes, by John Gilmary Shea [Six Volumes].

      Imperial 8vo. (11.25 x 8 inches) Three quarter morocco over marbled boards, five raised bands, gilt rules, gilt titles in two compartments, rosettes in four, marbled endpapers. First edition. Illus. with 18 maps, 15 plates, and 4 facsimiles. Sabin 12137. Field 285. Howes C307. Larned 3617. TPL 189. The first translation into English of this "celebrated and important work" (Sabin) of Charlevoix, who "had command of invaluable sources and shows undoubted cleverness, " (Larned p. 413). Very good or better exceptionally clean and wide-margined copies, minor rubbing, closed tears to two maps, owner's bookplates on front paste downs.

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        Le Japon...1863-1864, in Le Tour du Monde. Nouveau Journal des Voyages 1866-1869 [Six Volumes].

      4to. Cloth. First edition. Illus. with 356 steel engravings and 1 map. The full 6 volumes (2600 pp.) containing the complete run of 23 parts of Humbert's report on Japan (Nos. 340-344; 359-361; 384-386; 415-417; 448-450; 492-495; 508-9) spread over 4 years (xiv:16-80 pp.; 305-352 pp.; xv: 289-336 pp.; xvi: 369-416 pp.; xviii: 65-112 pp.; xix: 353-416 pp.; xx: 193-224 pp.). Aime Humbert (1818-1900), minister plenipotentiary, was sent by Switzerland as the head its first trade delegation to Japan in 1863. During his nearly year long stay he recorded his observations of Japanese society, religion, history, and law. "His vivid descriptions of Japanese legal processes, in which the sword and the bamboo stave played important roles, make it easy to understand why western governments insisted on 'extra-territoriality' in their treaties.. 'The repression of common offences' he wrote 'is marked from beginning to end by ferocity', " (Neil Pedlar: The Imported Pioneers: Westerners Who Helped Build Modern Japan, p184). This is the first appearance of this work which was later printed in book form as 'Le Japon Illustre' (Hachette, 1870) and then in English as 'Japan and the Japanese Illustrated' (1874). Also included are articles and illustrations on the Exploration of High Asia, the Pubjab, Kashmir, the Caucuses, Sudan, the Volga, Babylonia, Brazil, South America, New Caledonia, Peru, Abyssinia, Spain, Loire Mines, Alaska, and Florida plus an additional 1600 steel engravings and 67 maps. Very good, the occasional scuff to boards, tiny chip to head of one spine, a few spine ends bumped, faint dampstain to the upper margin of one volume, scattered foxing throughout but mainly to margins, the odd tear, engravings quite sharp and clean, bindings tight. A nice set.

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        Arrigo da Quarto al Volturno cinque canti.

      Pisa, Nistri 1866 In-16, pp. 277, (3), bella legatura recente in pieno marocchino con falsi nervi, titolo e fregi in oro. Rinforzato il margine davanti di qualche pagina con carta giapponese. Esemplare marginoso. Rarissima edizione originale stampata in poche copie.

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      First Edition. Macmillan and Co. 1866.. pp216. Sm.8vo. The binding is full levant morocco, being rubber, by Maclchose of Glasgow. aeg. VG. This binding has been made by a master craftsman as opposed to a jobber binder and is contemporary with the date of the book. To have a book bound like this in this day and age would be between £300-£500 per volume.However this volume offered here may show a bit of wear but is still extremely attractive as a library furnishing. For the price stated here it is excellent value.With two designs by D.G. Rossetti. Library Furnishing US$0

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        A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, From the Year After the Oxford Parliament (1259) to the Commencement of the Continental War (1793),

      compiled entirely from Original and Contemporaneous Records, First Edition, 7 vols bound in 8, complete, 711; 714; 775; 779; 849; 768; 966pp large octavo, library buckram, a few neat library marks including early uninked embossed armorial paper stamps but a good clean set, rarely round complete and in the first edition, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1866- 1902. * PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. James Edwin Thorold Rogers (1823 - 1890), known as Thorold Rogers, English economist and Member of Parliament, deployed historical and statistical methods to analyze some of the key economic and social questions in Victorian England. Rogers became the first Tooke Professor of Statistics and Economic Science at King's College London, from 1859 until his death. During this time he also held the Drummond professorship of political economy at All Souls College, Oxford between 1862 and 1867. He became a friend and follower of Richard Cobden, an advocate for free trade, nonintervention in Europe and an end to imperial expansion, whom he met during his first tenure as Drummond professor. Rogers said of Cobden, "he knew that ... political economy ... was, or ought to be, eminently inductive, and that an economist without facts is like an engineer without materials or tools." Rogers himself supplied this necessary wealth of facts with this, his most influential work; the 7-volume History of Agriculture and Prices in England from 1259 to 1795.

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        ARCHIVE Of SHUMAN FAMILY LETTER CORRESPONDENCE, August 1862 - September 1866

      Divers locations:. 1862 - 1866.. 34 autograph letters Ð 34 sheets/105.5 pp. - most with envelopes, to and from John and his family. 24 letters from John to family; 2 letters to John; 6 letters to/from Barney Shuman, JohnÕs father; and 2 letters from an Eliza Watson to Jacob Stroman (Shuman? JohnÕs brother). A complete listing of the letters in the archive, with snippets of each, available on request.. Slight water damping to first letter, though with minimal ink. blurring. Overall condition - Very Good or better.. John Shuman was a young man of 23 or so in August 1862 when he volunteered for service with the 88th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers to fight for the Union in the American Civil War. As these letters testify, he felt good about his decision, and as most men did at that time, believed that the war would be short-lived. As we know, the war lasted longer than John expected, but this Union soldier would not see the end. John fell victim to the #1 cause of death during the American Civil War Ð not gunshot, or cannon ball; neither shrapnel or saber. John died of chronic diarrhea/dysentery on August 14, 1863, in the camp hospital at Decherd Station, Tennessee. John Shuman is buried in the Stones River Battlefield National Cemetery, site 2213, with other Union dead. The letters John & his family left behind are descriptive of camp life, and in particular, the various illnesses that plagued both armies... Dec 10. '62: "... we had a hard fight the other day but our company came out safe they was seventeen wonted [sic - wounded] out of our regiment and 2 kill[ed]... Mar 30, '63: "... let you know I had all my money taken the other night ... every cent I had I laid in my bed .. and it was taken out from under my head ..." Apr 25, '63: "I am not very well jus not for I had the ague yesterday but I am taking quinine to day to stop it." May 21, '63: " ... we drawed our money the other day I drawed seventy dolars [sic] .." Jul 28, '63. John's last letter home. "I am not very well for now I have got direah very bad I am in the hospital now..." John dies a little over 2 weeks later. A wonderful mss snapshot of a civil war soldier's experiences, including the very unsanitary circumstances of camp life. NB. There was some question as to the proper spelling of JohnÕs last name. In reading the handwriting, it appeared to us as Shuman. The census records have the family name as Shurman, and there are, and were, many Shurmans in Wolcottvile, Indiana, where John and his family lived. While the office responsible for removing the soldiersÕ remains from Decherd Station, Tennessee to the cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, gives his name as Shuman, the grave marker and index to the cemetery lists him as John Sherman. In History Eighty-Eights Indiana Volunteers Infantry, published in 1895, John is listed as John Shewman. In cataloging these letters, we decided on Shuman.

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        Map of Clear Creek County, Colorado. Drawn and compiled by Theo. H. Lowe and F.F. Bruné, C.E., Idaho, Colorado, Ter

      Louisville: Hart and Mapother Lithographers, 1866. Lithographed map on six sheets unjoined, period hand-colouring in outline, three inset views (two attributed to be after Alfred E. Mathews), within an ornamental border (backed onto linen at an early date, inked library stamp on verso). 75 x 55 1/2 inches (if joined). An incredible, large-scale wall map of Clear Creek County, Colorado published less than a decade after the discovery of gold in the mining district and at the very outset of the area&#39;s settlement: a significant Colorado cartographic and mining rarity. Clear Creek County, located approximately 30 miles west of Denver, was one of the original 17 counties of Colorado Territory created in 1861. Settlement in the region, however, began in 1859 during the Pike&#39;s Peak Gold Rush, when prospectors settled along Clear Creek hoping to strike it rich. The large scale of this breathtaking map, projected at two thousand feet to the inch, allows for incredible detail of the county to be shown in the earliest years of its existence. The county is divided into 32 named districts, with a large unnamed area in the southeastern corner of the region. Mountains are named and beautifully shown via soft hachuring. Towns and creeks are identified, as are the wagon roads to Denver and Central City and numerous trails through the mountain passes. The proposed route of the Pacific railroad is clearly shown following the course of Clear Creek though Idaho to George Town, then back along Clear Creek and through Berthoud Pass to the northwest. Larger ranches are named (particularly in the more remote areas), and several businesses, including hotels, groceries and even a bathhouse, are located. The detail on the map, however, is most evident respecting the county&#39;s mining resources, with over 125 individual lodes located and named, plus over 25 quartz mills and several saw mills in addition. Most of the lodes are closely congregated along the Clear Creek west of the town of Idaho. At each of the lower corners of the map are inset views attributed to be after Alfred E. Mathews based on the style and the presence of similar images in his 1866 Pencil Sketches of Colorado. In the lower right corner is a view of Idaho Springs, titled "Idaho The County Seat of the Clear Creek County / Taken from the Illinois Bar" (the county seat moving to Georgetown the year following this map); plate 12 of Pencil Sketches includes a similar view of the town, though from a vantage point south of the town rather than east as in the present view. In the lower left corner is a view of the region north of the town of Empire, titled "Upper Empire and Silver Mountain"; while this view did not appear in Pencil Sketches, Matthews did depict the town of Empire nearby (Pencil Sketches, plate 13). The third inset is an untitled cross-section view of the interior of a working mine, showing a shaft with an adit. A key, located to the left of the mining view, identifies the symbols used on the map and below the key is a listing of the county&#39;s mountains with elevations above Denver, with their respective elevations given. Theodore H. Lowe and Francis F. Bruné came to Colorado during the Pike&#39;s Peak Gold Rush of 1859. It is assumed that both were trained surveyors, and Lowe seems to have been employed for a time by the U.S. Geological Survey. A printed note in the upper left corner of the decorative cartouche confirms that Lowe and Bruné compiled this impressive map from actual "instrumental surveys" in 1865. Lowe would be commissioned a deputy mineral surveyor in Colorado Springs in 1872, with Brune receiving the same commission in Leadville in 1878. The 1879 Leadville directory lists Bruné as the City Engineer. Lowe&#39;s contribution to the development of mining in the region is noted in Frank Hall&#39;s early history of the state. "The first discoverer of gold in this region [i.e. Cripple Creek in El Paso County], and also the first to develop the vein formation, was Theodore H. Lowe, a noted mining engineer and surveyor. In October, 1881, ten years prior to any settlement at Cripple Creek, while subdividing some pastoral lands for his uncle, William W. Womack, of Kentucky, in the western part of El Paso county, Mr. Lowe found a detached block of what appeared to be float quartz. Breaking off a fragment, he took it to Prof. E. E. Burlingame, the leading assayer of Denver, for analysis, and in due time received a certificate stating that it contained at the rate of $166.23 gold per ton. Encouraged by this result, he returned to the spot and began searching for the outcrop of the vein whence the &#39;blossom&#39; had been eroded, and at length found it. Locating thereon a claim called the &#39;Grand View,&#39; he sunk a shaft ten feet deep, as required by law, and recorded the location in the office of the county clerk at Colorado Springs" (Hall, History of the State of Colorado, [Chicago: 1895], vol.IV, p. 102). In 1881, Lowe would produce an additional map of the region (titled "Map of the Mining Districts surrounding the Townsite of Idaho-Springs"), this time depicting just a portion of the county but on a similar large scale and with a version of the view of Idaho from his 1866 map. (See Streeter sale 2202). We locate but two other known copies of this very rare 1866 Clear Creek County map (Denver Public Library and University of Colorado, Boulder [copies at Bancroft and Colorado Historical Society listed by OCLC are photocopies of original) and find no copies of the map ever appearing at auction. Not in Phillips, A List of Maps of America,

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        The Rocky Mountains (Lander&#39;s Peak)

      New York: Edward Bierstadt, 1866. Steel engraving by James Smillie. Proof before title, signed by Bierstadt and Smillie. After the painting, completed in 1863. Fine condition. 23 1/2 x 34 inches. In 1859, Bierstadt joined an expedition to the West led by Colonel Frederick W. Lander. This work was painted four years later in New York as a tribute to Lander who died in 1862 after a distinguished military career. Bierstadt found it fitting to name the central summit in memory of his fallen friend. The painting was a huge success and was quickly bought by the English railroad magnate James McHenry for $25,000. Its beauty lies in Bierstadt&#39;s faithful delineation of the Shoshone Indian village encampment and carefully rendered foliage in the foreground with a middle distance featuring a reflective body of water and the exaggerated snow-capped peak in the background towering over the entire scene. It perfectly embodies the idea of Manifest Destiny and appealed to the imaginations of most Americans who had only read about our untamed frontier. The oil painting is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Due to its huge popular success, Bierstadt immediately asked James Smillie, America&#39;s premier engraver, to produce an engraving. However, it was not until December 1866, after three laborious years in the making, that this engraving was published. Nancy Anderson and Linda S. Ferber, Albert Bierstadt Art & Enterprise, pp. 272- 273, number 77, illustrated figure 80.

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      [Westboro, Mass.]:. [1866].. Oblong format: 9-3/4" x 15". 1st printing. With a 14 line ALs by Hero to the recto, dated July 26th, 1867. One sheet, printed recto only. Horizontal chain lines.. Vertical & horizontal fold-lines. Fold-lines starting to split [~ 1. cm] at edges & center. Short tear in margin. Withal, a VG copy.. On March 1st 1853, Hero established the Willow Park Water Cure, with himself as proprietor and attending physician, for the treatment of chronic diseases through the 'water cure'. Treatments of Swedish movements, light gymnastics, Turkish baths, & Inhalations were also employed, to considerable success. Though this success did not come without a personal price... as Hero writes in this circular "Friends, it is no small matter, to be thirteen years, day and night, surrounded by sick, nervous, irritable people, demanding our care and sympathies." Hero seeks a change, and it is to this latter Hero addresses himself in this circular's holograph letter: "I intend to convert / my Institution into a School / for young Ladies ..." Later in the year, Dr. Hero did found the Willow Park Seminary for young women "where the Physical as well as the Intellectual facilities [were] faithfully and equally attended to." OCLC does not record this particular broadside, though 2 others are found, each in one copy only. Rare. . Wood engraved vignette of the institute's grounds & building, by Prentiss.

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        6. Långskeppet från norra galleriet. [A numbered photo from the Industrial exhibition in Stockholm 1866]

      [1866] Photo mounted to card board. Photo 44 x 35 cm. Card board 58,5 x 45 cm. The card board with a printed frame line and a plan of the exhebition hall above the photo. The plan of the exhebition hall above the photo cut in half. Some smudges and scratches to the card board. The photo in nice condition.. The photo shows the interior of the main hall of the exhibition. In the distance you can see Molins Fontän, still in plaster. It was later iron cast and placed roughly at the same spot in Kungsträdgården. The photo might have been published by the firm Eurenius & Quist who was the official photographers of the exhibition. The firm issued several very large photos of the event. It might also be by Johannes Jaeger who executed a famous photo of the opening ceremony. Often called Sweden´s first press photo, since a copy was delivered to the king within a couple of hours. Again It might be by someone else. A scarce photo in a very large format. The glass negative must have been quite a challenge to handle

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        An illustrated history of British Guiana.

      Richardson & Co., Georgetown, 1866. 265pp + 44 original mounted photographs. 1st ed., usual sporadic foxing and some sections browned otherwise good in slightly worn original decorated green cloth. Several plates repaired in margin not affecting the photos. Original contemporary watercolour sketch of shooting from a sledge and with original owner's inscription, 'A.I. Pitman, Demerara, 1868. on front end paper. A rare work on the colony and an early example of a book with photographs. Noted is view of 'cricketers on the Georgetown Parade Ground.'

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        Rudiments of natural philosophy and astronomy: designed for the younger classes in academies. And for common schools. Volume I [all published]

      in the second year of Kei ou Yedo [i.e. Tokyo]: in the second year of Kei-ou. [1866]. 12mo, pp. viii, [9]-179; 94 woodcut diagrams and illustrations throughout illustrative of philosophical experiments; original cream printed wrappers, worn and soiled, but sound; worm-tracks neatly filled in 10 internal leaves with minor loss of letters (sense remains clear), as well as in wrappers (no loss). Olmsted was professor of natural philosophy and astronomy at Yale. Two parts were issued separately in the United States. I'm told only one part was ever issued in Japan. Not in OCLC.

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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.

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        The Harmony Society, at Economy, Penn&#39;a. Founded by George Rapp, A.D. 1805. With an Appendix

      Pittsburgh, PA: W. S. Haven. Very Good. 1866. First thus. Original cloth. 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&#39;s earlier establishment in Indiana." This rare Rapp Community item is one of the scarcest of the Utopian works of the 19th century .

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        Le livre d'or des tirailleurs indigenes de la province d'alger ou fastes et services des bataillons d'alger et de titheri devenues 1er regiment de tirailleurs algeriens. alger, bastide libraire, 1866.

      Pp. vi, 604. Unito a: Le livre d'or des tirailleurs indigènes... (1866-1878). Pp. vi, 208. Due opere in un volume di cm. 22,5. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa con punte, dorso a piccoli nervi. Titoli in oro a dorso e nervi. Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione. Importante e non comune riunione delle due opere che tracciano in modo assai documentato la storia dei Tirailleurs indigènes dal 1830 al 1878.

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        A Method of Comparing the Lines and Draughting Vessels, Propelled by Sail or Steam, Including a Chapter on Laying Off on the Mould Loft Floor

      NY., 1866.. 14 b/w folding plans. This is a rare and important book on American Marine architecture, written by the father of the great clipper ship designer (also named Samuel) and containing some of the son&#146;s clipper ship plans, as well as the method father and son developed for generating perfect hull forms. Brewington p. 95. (Even 75 years ago he noted that this work was &#147;scarce.&#148;) McDonald 335. Old tide mark of waterstain on outer edges of all pages. One tear at the gutter end of the large folding frontispiece, repaired with no loss, otherwise clean and tightly bound.

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

      Norstedts 1866. (2),62,(2)s. + 21 litograferade planscher + 1 utvikbar karta. Tvär folio. Rikt guldornerat halvpergamentband. Myckert vackert marmorerade pärmpapper och med samma mönster på doublurer och för- och eftersättsblad. Liten rund fläck på titelbladet, cirka en kvadratcentimeter. Text och planscher fläckfria. Mycket vackert exemplar

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        Lappland, dess natur och folk.

      Efter fyra somrars vandringar i bilder och text skildrade. Stockholm: Fritze (Eklund & Giron.), 1866. Tvär folio. Illustrationer i texten. (2),62,(2) s. + 21 litograferade färgplanscher samt en utvikbar karta i färg över Norrbottens län. Samtida blått klotband, pärmar med blindpressad ram, främre med titel i guld. Första två textbladen med gammal lagning i övre marginalen. Textbladen med stor ljus fuktrand och lite lättare lagerfläckar. Planscherna lätt lagerfläckade utanför bildytan. Bakre pärm med en liten ljus fläck. Något snedläst. Tvär 32 x 44 cm.. First edition, complete with map and 21 plates in a contemporary binding. Text with some staining, plates with light brownspotting outside of image area

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        Exotic Ornithologyâ?¦

      Bernard Quaritch Folio, modern boards, 98 (of 100) hand colored lithographed plates. Lacking the preliminaries and text, this volume is plates only. Missing plates 41 & 42. Some minor toning, but plates a bright and clean and very attractive. Some wear to binding. Sclater (1829-1913) was a highly prolific naturalist who produced over 1,400 publications. He was appointed Secretary of the Zoological Society in London in 1859, and was a world famous expert on tropical species. Osbert Slavin helped Sclater with the text in Exotic Ornithology, but the plates were done by Joseph Smit. While the work originally was to include new bird species from around the world, the project was scaled back to focus on birds in the southern portion of the United States. The book was issued in thirteen parts between1866-1869. Exotic Ornithology included 104 species belong to 51 genera. There is typically one bird per plate, and in a complete edition each page would be followed by a page of text.

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        The Life of Man

      London: Longmans, Green, Reader and Co, 1866 Symbolized by the months of the year in a series of illustrations by John Leighton and pourtrayed in their seasons and phases, with passages selected from ancient and modern authors. In the very rare, superb, decorative cloth binding by Edmonds & Remnants, bevelled edges, corners a little bumped. Spine again has lots of decorative gilt, edges very slightly bumped, title in gilt. Internally, red endpapers, small ink name to fep, decorative half title and frontispiece, (xii), [4], 240 pp, small binders label to ep, all edges in gilt. A wonderful title in an attractive cloth binding.

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        Fine example of President Johnson's amnesty oath ~ granting a general pardon to all citizens of the southern states on condition of their taking an oath of loyalty following the rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves

      Printed document signed by William Wilson, a resident of Columbus County Arkansas, one page, 8" x 6", January 8, 1866. Headed: "Amnesty Oath, Under Proclamation of the President of the United States, Dated May 29, 1865", whereby the individual taking the oath swears "in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of States hereunder: and that I will in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all laws and proclamations which have been made during the existing rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves - so help me God". An amnesty oath is a general pardon, especially for political offenses against the government. Those individuals who took the oath secured citizenship in the government of the United States, with all privileges incident to such status. Arkansas seceded from the United States, by Resolution, dated May 6, 1861, and two weeks later was admitted to the Southern States Confederacy. On the 29th of May, President Johnson issued a proclamation granting amnesty to all persons who have directly or indirectly taken part in the rebellion, with the restoration of all rights of property except as to slaves, and except in cases where legal proceedings have been instituted for the confiscation of property, on condition of their taking an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States and the Union of the States, and to obey all laws and proclamations which have been made during the rebellion with reference to the emancipation of slaves. A fine example.

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

      1866. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Jenkin, Henry Charles Fleeming (1833-85). A.L.s. to Latimer Clark. St. Adelphi, January[?] 23, 1866. 2pp. 204 x 127 mm. Holes punched in upper margin. Provenance: Latimer Clark. Jenkin, a British engineer, served as secretary of the British Association's Electric Standards Committee (formed in 1861), which was responsible for setting and naming the standard units of electrical quantity and resistance. Between 1858 and 1872 Jenkin worked in the design and manufacture of submarine cables, performing the first accurate measurements of the specific inductive capacity of gutta-percha (used in submarine cable insulation) in 1862. His letter requests information on the comparative qualities of two different types of submarine cable: "Can you give me the exact gain which you derived in the Persian Gulf cable in the use of the segmented wire, i.e. what the discharge was with the common strand and 225 [illeg.] 275 S.P. and what the discharge with the segmented wire same weights? If not with those exact weights can you give me the exact ratio of the discharges in any two cases where the same weights of materials were used-of the exact weights of materials required to produce the same discharge?" Origins of Cyberspace 167.

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        Forty Three Days in an Open Boat ( Harper&#39;s Magazine 1866-1867 - Scarce - Mark Twain&#39;s first appearance in print in a national magazine )

      Harper & Brothers, 1866. Hardcover. Fair. Harper & Brothers, New York December 1866 to May 1867. Harper&#39;s Magazine. Binding Copy. Leather Spine. Lettered in gold at the spine. Illustrated. Harper&#39;s Magazine 1866 contains Mark Twain&#39;s Forty Three Days in an Open Boat which is Twain&#39;s first appearance in print in a national magazine. The story is attributed in the table of contents to "Mark Swain". Scarce. Condition: Binding Copy, hardbound with a leather spine, missing the front and rear board, front endpaper present and stamped ex-library copy, foxing.

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        Grand dictionnaire universel du xixe siecle [..]. tome 1 [-17]. paris, librairie classique larousse et boyer, 1866-1878.

      17 volumi in-4° (cm. 31), solide legature coeve in m. pelle rossa, dorsi a nervi con titoli e decorazioni in oro (lievi tracce d'usura). Edizione originale della mastodontica fatica di Pierre Larousse (1817-1875), il famoso-i-A -/i-capolavoro enciclopedico del XIX secolo.A A questa pietra miliare, che fece epoca e che conobbe numerose edizioni e riduzioni, seguirono una serie di enciclopedie (-i-Grand dictionnaire encyclopédique Larousse-/i-), dizionari di lingua (-i-Grand Larousse de la langue franA'aise-/i-) e piccoli dizionari enciclopedici per uso del grande pubblico (-i-Grand Larousse-/i-). Esemplare molto buono.

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        Auswahl von 31 Karten aus Stieler's Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde, nach dem neuesten Zustande, und üiber das Weltgebäude. Schul-Ausgabe.

      Gotha, Justus Perthes, 1866. Folio. (38x24,5 cm.). Orig. full cloth, blindstamped and with title on front board in gilt lettering. Spine ends worn and a tear to upper part of first hinge. The printed title pasted on inside of front cover from the publisher. (2) pp. and 31 steel-engraved double-page coloured maps. The first, Planeten-System lightly brownspotted, otherwise fine with a few marginal brownspots to margins.. With maps of all the Continents, Europe, The Hemispheres etc

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        The complete suite of Maxwell's three papers on Gases, including: "On the Dynamical Theory of Gases" extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society,

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. The complete suite of Maxwell's three papers on Gases. First Editions, extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, comprising: 1.) The Bakerian Lecture: On the Viscosity or Internal Friction of Air and Other Gases, 1866 vol 156, pp.249-268 + 1 lithographic plate; 2.) On the Dynamical Theory of Gases, 1867, vol 157, pp.49-88; 3.) On Stresses in Rarified Gases Arising from Inequalities of Temperature, 1879, vol 170, pp. 231-256. All large quarto, half calf gilt in period style, very good large copies, London, [Royal Society], 1866 - 1879. "One of Maxwell's major investigations was on the kinetic theory of gases. Originating with Daniel Bernoulli, this theory was advanced by the successive labours of John Herapath, John James Waterston, James Joule, and particularly Rudolf Clausius, to such an extent as to put its general accuracy beyond a doubt; but it received enormous development from Maxwell, who in this field appeared as an experimenter (on the laws of gaseous friction) as well as a mathematician. In 1866, he formulated statistically, independently of Ludwig Boltzmann, the Maxwell-Boltzmann kinetic theory of gases. His formula, called the Maxwell distribution, gives the fraction of gas molecules moving at a specified velocity at any given temperature. In the kinetic theory, temperatures and heat involve only molecular movement. This approach generalized the previously established laws of thermodynamics and explained existing observations and experiments in a better way than had been achieved previously." James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) is generally considered the most important mathematical physicist in the period between Newton and Einstein. His work, like theirs, exhibits range as well as depth and extends from his grand synthesis of electrical, magnetic, and optical phenomena in the theory of electromagnetic fields to his contributions to the kinetic theory of gases and its generalization into statistical mechanics.

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        Death-Bed of Lincoln, April 15, 1865

      Washington D.C: John H. Littlefield; Wm. Terry Printer 1866 Washington, D.C: John H. Littlefield; Wm. Terry, Printer, 1866. (LINCOLN, ABRAHAM) Image 8 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.; mounted to 13 x 17 in. Photograph by John Goldin of Littlefield's painting, on printed mount. Faint toning to mount; fine . 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)

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        A scarce engraving of George Washington as a Mason, based upon one of the more realistic Washington portraits by William Joseph Williams

      Hand-Colored Engraving of George Washington, 4.25" x 6.25" visible, by John A. O'Neill after the painting by William Joseph Williams (1759 - 1823) and titled below: "Engraved from the Portrait painted from life by Williams for Alexandria Washington Lodge No. 22 Virginia 1794" [c. 1866]. A superb and accurate rendering of Washington as a mason with his sash hand-colored in blue (in two shades to mimic the sheen of fabric), and his masonic medal and sash in red and gilt. Light foxing and toning, housed in a matted gilt frame. Visibly near fine condition. Washington turned down Williams' first request to sit for a portrait in 1792, remarking to Henry Lee: "I am so heartily tired of the attendance which, from one cause or another, I have bestowed on these kind of people, that it is now more than two years since I have resolved to sit no more for any of them; and have adhered to it; except in instances where it has been requested by public bodies, or for a particular purpose (not of the Painters) and could not, without offence [sic], be refused. I have been led to make this resolution for another reason besides the irksomeness of sitting, and the time I loose by it, which is, that these productions have, in my estimation, been made use of as a sort of tax upon individuals, by being engraved, and that badly, and hawked, or advertised for Sale." In light of Washington's new criteria, Williams offered to paint the President's portrait for the use of he Alexandria Masonic Lodge, No. 22. the following year, and Washington agreed. The members of the Alexandria Lodge, many of whom knew Washington intimately,commissioned Williams to paint a faithful likeness. Thus we now have an image of Washington as he actually appeared during his lifetime &#150; warts and all. Williams was careful to include a scar over Washington's left cheek, his smallpox scars on his cheeks and nose as well as mole under his right ear. A portrait very unlike many of the idealized portraits Washington had sat for previously, and the only image of Washington as a mason executed in his lifetime. Very scarce. We have found few examples of this print in institutional or private collections.

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        Memoir on The Dodo (Didus ineptus, Linn.).; With an Historical Introduction by the Late William J Broderip F.R.S.;

      London, Taylor & Francis, 1866.. HARDBACK, original green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, coloured frontispiece (= plate I), pages: 55, two spectacular coloured plates, one large folding plate of the skeleton and sketched outline of the dodo (765mm x 702mm : 30" x 28.25"), nine b&w osteology plates, 245mm x 301mm (9.75" x 12.25"), pencilled academic notes on rear end-paper, head, tail and corners bumped and rubbed with small losses, spine and upper part of covers faded, circular mark on front, inner front hinge reinforced with tape (but sound), some light spotting to a few of the b&w plates and folding plate, otherwise a very fine copy of a very scarce item.

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        Guida di murano e delle celebri sue fornaci vetrarie corredata di note storiche artistiche biografiche cronologiche... venezia, antonelli, 1866.

      cm. 18,5, pp. (4) xiii (3) 416. Con una grande tavole ripiegata all'antiporta raffigurante il panorama di Murano veduto dal Campanile di S.M. degli Angeli (cm. 47 x 33 - Moro dis.) e altre quattro tavole fuori testo di vedute. Bross. orig. a stampa. Bell'esemplare, in ottimo stato di conservazione. Dedica manoscritta dell'autore al Marchese De Planty, presidente della Societe des Sciences Industrielles. Edizione originale, rara di questa esauriente guida dell'isola di Murano. Con abbondanti notizie storiche e teniche sull'arte vetraria ed i suoi più celebri artigiani. Cfr. Lozzi, Soranzo, Fossati-Bellani, ecc.

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        Werke. Herausgeber Karl Goedeke

      Stuttgart, Cotta 1866 -1868. 20 cm. 36 Bände. Mit 2 Stahlstich-Tafeln in Band 36 und 1 Falttafel in Band 27. Grüne Halbmaroquin-Bände der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung - Goed. IV/III, 17 G - Erste von Goedeke herausgegebene Ausgabe, attraktiv gebundenes fleckenfreies Exemplar auf gutem Papier, sehr schön. -

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        W.S.W. A voyage in that direction to the West Indies.

      Kerby & Son, London, 1866. v + 135pp + 14 litho plates. 1st ed., some minor tone spotting, mostly affecting plates otherwise clean in original rather discoloured original cloth. Inscribed by the author in 1865 on front end paper. Most attractive tinted plates of Panama, St Thomas, Jamaica, St Christopher, Grenada and Trinidad. The author recounts his experiences of travel through the islands. A rare work.

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        The Atlantic telegraph

      Day & Sons, 1866.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Clean hardback tightly bound in green cloth with gilt titles & elaborate blindstamped & gilt decoration, all edges gilt, no inscriptions. A professionally restored copy - the original gutta-percha having decayed long since - spine has been neatly rebacked, endpapers replaced, a few Japanese paper repairs to tissue guards and page edges. vi + 118 pages + 4pp adverts, colour illustrated title page and 25 tissue-guarded lithographs on plates by Robert Dudley. Undated, but the 1866 first edition. A beautiful copy of a scarce book

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        Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England: Being a Collection of Documents, for the Most Part Never Before Printed, Illustrating the History of Science in this Country before the Norman Conquest

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1866. Hard Cover. Very Good -. 3 volumes: folded color frontispieces in vols. 1 and 2, facsimiles; 26 cm. Dark blue cloth with spine labels of the same material on volumes 1 and 3; call numbers in white at tail of spines. Series title pages and title pages printed in red and black. The 3 volumes were published in 1864, 1865, and 1866 respectively. Part of the series Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores, or Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland during the Middle Ages. Anglo-Saxon and English translation on facing pages. Contents: v. 1. Preface--Herbarium of Apuleius from Dioskorides, etc.--Medicina de Quadrupedibus of Sextus Placitus--Leechdoms from Fly Leaves of MSS.--Charms (in part); v. 2. Preface--Leech Books I-III--Glossary--Index of Proper Names; v. 3.Preface--Recipes--Lacnunga--[Of Schools of Medicine]--Be Eacenum Wife--Ymre Mannes Gecynde--De Observatione Lvnae--De Somiorvm Lvnae--Horalogivm--Qvot Horas Lvna Lvceat--De Temporibvs--Charms continued--Durham Glossary of Names of Plants--Glossary--Index--Names of Persons--Historical Fragments. Front fixed endpapers bear bookplate with a rural scene and the name Ashburne. Small bookseller&#39;s label on front fixed endpapers: Parkers of Oxford. Small pencilled inscription on front free endpapers: "Merry Xmas from Lynn 1956." Garrison-Morton (5th ed.), 6534. In Very Good- Condition: covers are lightly rubbed and soiled; corners bumped; spines are somewhat sunned; no signs of library processing other than call numbers on spines (repeated on bookplates); old repair to gutter of 2 leaves preceding frontispiece of vol. 1; first 2 leaves of vol. 1 preface detached but present, with old repair along gutter; very small ink notations in lower margins of preface of vol. 1; pencilled marginalia, largely on the Anglo Saxon pages, in all 3 volumes; otherwise clean and tight.

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        The Allatoona Pass looking North. Ga. [Pl. 29]

      [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. A fine copy of 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', 8 December, 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, togther 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 shows the Western and Atlantic Railroad pass through the Allatoona Mountain range. Allatoona was a small town, consisting of Clayton House (the home to the left in the photograph) and the depot, that had become a central part of the Union supply line. It was therefore the first goal of Confederate General Hood's campaign to re-take northern Georgia and then, Nashville. Unfortunately Hood and his cause, Sherman anticipated the attack and reinforced his defenses. The battle took place on October 5, 1864. After some initial success, the Confederates were successfully repulsed and forced to retire. The casualties in proportion to the number of men involved were quite high: more than 1,400 of somewhat more than 5,000 engaged. Cf. De Renne p.1317; cf. Howes B150, "b."; cf. Sabin 3462; cf. Taft Photography and the American Scene pp.232 & 486. See also: 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, Miss.: 1990

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        Map of the United States and Territories. Shewing the extent of Public Surveys and other details constructed from the Plats and official sources of the General Land Office

      Washington D.C.: General Land Office, 1866. unbound. very good. Case map. Lithograph with original hand outline color. Image measures 28 7/8" x 55 7/8". Great map of the United States meant to accompany the Commissioner&#39;s land survey report. Map illustrates the progress of the Public Land Survey and shows land states, territories, land offices, townships, cities, forts and Indian Reservations. Also shown are extensive geological details (color coded), topographical details, wagon trails, railroad lines and proposed rail lines. Scattered chips to edges and losses along original folds. All losses and tears have been professionally repaired. Lined with Japanese tissue. Left edge slightly cropped. Booklet missing.

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        Keitum (auf Sylt) von Südosten gesehen. Kolor. Lithographie mit Tonplatte nach J.F. Fritz von W. Heuer bei H. Wernicke für C. Gassmann, Hamburg. 1866. 25,5 x 40,5 cm.

      Salamon/Knigge SHA 22.- Sommerliche Ansicht von Keitum der Küste entlang gesehen, einige Spaziergänger und Schafe im Vordergrund.- Vereinzelt leichte Stockfleckchen, im weißen Fußsteg minimaler Einriß, obere rechte Ecke mit Knickspur.

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