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        The Atlantic Telegraph

      London: Day & Son Limited, 1866. First Edition. Half-Leather. Good. v, 117 p. + 4 p. of ads. Colour illustration on title page, chart of the voyage and 24 lithographs by Robert Dudley. Rebound in half green leather with marbled boards. Binding signed by Bayntun. Top edge of pages dampstained. In July 1865 the Irish reporter William H. Russell sailed on the Great Eastern to document the laying of the first Atlantic cable. In this volume he discusses submarine telegraphy in general as well as the trans-Atlantic telegraph he witnessed being laid. Illustrator Robert Dudley, best known at the time for his English continental views and seascapes, also went along for the trip. The result was this handsome book about the journey that reduced trans-Atlantic communication to seconds.

      [Bookseller: Attic Books]
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        Hoboken I:85-86, 88, 94-96, 99-104]. Symphonien in Partitur. [Full score]

      Ed. Bote & G. Bock [PNs 181-192], Berlin u. Breslau 1866 - 12 volumes. Octavo. Uniformly bound in brown cloth-backed textured dark brown paper boards with initials "E.M." to lower right corner of upper, gilt titling and ornaments to spines. No. 1 (= Hoboken I:104): [1-2] (title), 3-118 pp.No. 2 (= Hoboken I:102): [1-2] (title), 3-106 pp.No. 3 (= Hoboken I:94): [1-2] (title), 3-108 pp.No. 4 (= Hoboken I:103): [1-2] (title), 3-116 pp.No. 5 (= Hoboken I:100): [1-2] (title), 3-122 pp.No. 6 (= Hoboken I:101): [1-2] (title), 3-132 pp.No. 7 (= Hoboken I:88): [1-2] (title), 3-94 pp.No. 8 (= Hoboken I:95): [1-2] (title), 3-91, [i] (blank) pp.No. 9 (= Hoboken I:99): [1-2] (title), 3-126 pp.No. 10 (= Hoboken I:96): [1-2] (title), 3-106 pp.No. 11 (= Hoboken I:85): [1-2] (title), 3-102 pp.No. 12 (= Hoboken I:86): [1-2] (title), 3-127, [i] (blank) pp.Engraved. Foreign agents listed in imprint: Brandus, Paris; Ewer & Comp., London; Scharfenberg & Luis, New York.Incipits of all 12 symphonies to title pages of vols. 2-3, 5, and 8-12, with subscription prices in Reichsthaler. On title pages of vols. 1, 4, 6, and 7, incipit staves from no. 8 left blank; filled staves and prices next to them are the same as in vols. 2-3, 5, and 8-12. Title pages are othersie identical. Publisher's blindstamp to title of vols. 1, 3, 4, 6-8, and 10. Caption title "Symphonie" without number through vol. 7; no. 8 with arabic numeral; nos. 9-12 with roman numerals. Caption credits to "J. Haydn" to nos. 8 and 10-12. Publisher's note "Ed. Bote & G. Bock, Berlin" printed at lower right corner of first page of music from vol. 9 on. Notational correction in pencil to p. 108 of no. 6. Bindings slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; spines of vols. 1, 3, and 12 lacking; small stains to vol. 6.A complete set, including first editions in full score, of Hoboken I: 88, 96, and 100, various issues. Hoboken Haydn catalogue III, pp. 17-18 ("Coll. Sy. 5"), with title conforming to the latest of the three given by Hoboken; the imprint allows for dating between 1847 (opening of the Breslau office) and 1866 (liquidation of Scharfenberg & Luis). Hoboken collection catalogue 6: 175 (vol. 11, with mispagination, dated "um 1853"), 234 (vol. 8, misdated "um 1839"), 238 (vol. 10, mislabeled "Erstdruck" and misdated "1839"), 279 (vol. 2, earlier issue with incipits for nos. 1-7 only misdated "1839"), 294 (vol. 1, later issue with incipits for all 12 numbers).The first issues were announced in 1839, and the plate numbers reserved at the same time. Publication, however, seems to have stretched over many years: the first six volumes are listed in Hofmeister 1852, vol. 7 in Hofmeister 1860, and the final five in Hofmeister 1868. The differences in printing quality suggests that vols. 7-12 are first (or early) issues and vols. 1-6 later issues; in vols. 2, 3, and 5, the later issue is confirmed by the presence of all twelve incipits on the title page.The monogram "E.M." cannot be identified, but it is possible that it stands for Eusebius Mandyczewski (1857-1929), the initiator of the first complete edition of Haydn's works.A well-preserved set.Together with: [Hoboken I:97] Symphonien von Joseph Haydn. Partitur. No. 7 C dur. Pr. 1 Thlr. 10 Ngr. [Full score]. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel [PN 9055], [ca. 1855]. Octavo. Black cloth-backed gray boards with blank label to spine and upper. 1f. (title), 59, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved. Handstamp of "Karl Schwager Musikalienhandlung u. Antiquariat Wien" to title. Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped with portions of cloth spine lacking; front endpaper detached. Somewhat browned; minor blue and graphite pencil markings to title; some pages guarded; pp. 5-16 lacking. First Edition, most probably first issue. Hoboken Haydn catalogue I, p. 196 and III, p. 19 (Coll.Sy.7b; there, date is given as "1855/58"). Hoboken collection catalogue 6, 243. Not in Hirsch or RISM.The list of symphonies on the title page includes nine numbers. The first six scores (Hoboken I: 93, 94, 99, 101, 203, 104) were published in Haydn's lifetime and r [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J & J LUBRANO MUSIC ANTIQUARIANS LLC]
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        Massachusetts in the rebellion, a record of the historical position of the commonwealth, and the services of the leading statesmen, the military, the colleges, and the people, in the civil war of 1861–65.

      Boston: Walker, Fuller and Co. Small 8vo (23.6 cm; 9.25"). Engr. frontis., xii, 16, [24] pp.; [8] plts., [2] pp. mss.. 1866 The only extra-illustrated salesman's canvassing book we have ever seen. A previous owner has added signed engravings of Benjamin Butler and Wendell Phillips, pasted the signatures of Benjamin Butler and Nathaniel P. Banks next to their illustrations, and tipped in => three signed notes from editor William Lloyd Garrison, Senator Charles Sumner, and abolitionist Wendell Phillips. Garrison, writing to the Rev. N.R. Johnston, observes, "It was very fortunate that you did not get up a meeting in your place for Daniel Pratt, who styles himself 'The Great American Traveller.' He is thoroughly crack-brained, and, were he not harmless in what he does, (i.e., not given to violence,) he would soon be in a lunatic asylum." The Sumner item is a quotation signed — "A queen on the scaffold is a less pitiful sight than a woman on the auction-block," as is the Phillips item — "Peace if possible, justice at any rate." This offering also contains the usual components of a 19th-century canvassing book. Binding is full patterned green textured cloth with a fasces-and-battleaxe gilt device in the center of the front board; an extra-gilt green cloth spine sample is attached to the front pastedown and a speckled calf spine with raised bands and a gilt black leather label is attached at the back. Samples of text and illustrations include prefatory matter, the first chapter, portraits of Civil War heroes, and more. The broadside of conditions claims this work is "full, accurate, and interesting" — yet this copy's subscriber list is blank. Provenance: Bookplate of Peter N. Ryan, a San Franciscan bookseller; later in the Howell Bible Collection, Pacific School of Religion (properly released). Bound as above, boards gently bowed, lightly rubbed and unevenly faded with a few spots of cloth lacking; housed in a two-part (slipcase and corset) blue cloth case with gilt-lettered blue morocco spine, case gently rubbed. Ex-library: residue of call number label on spine of case, bookplate on endpaper, pencilling on title-page verso, circulation pocket at back. Light to moderate age-toning, some glue action around added material, some fairly light offsetting of plates, light pencilling on a few leaves and back endpaper, no stamps. => A fascinating example of potential uses for canvassing books beyond finding and recording subscribers.

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        Lo Noy de la Mare. Year 1, No., 1 (June 1866) through Year 2, No. 33 (January 1867) (all published).

      A complete run of all 33 issues of the rare satirical Catalan serial, bound in one volume, each issue circa 4 pp., the highlight of each issue being the full-page (sometimes double-page) caricatures and cartoons depicting the political climate and social mores of the time, also including epigrams, poems, and dialogues in addition to full-length articles. All issues show evidence of being folded in half, a few issues sl. browned, a few worms holes here and there. 4to. Self-wrpps. Later cloth. Barcelona 1866-1867.

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        Rig-Veda Sanhita: A Collection Of Ancient Hindu Hymns

      Trubner, London. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Constituting The First Ashtaka, Or Book, Of The Rig-Veda; The Oldest Authority For The Religious And Social Institutions Of The Hindus. Translated From The Original Sanskrit. Dated: Vol I - Second Edition 1866. Vol II - 1854. Vol III - 1857. Vol IV - 1866. Vol V - 1888. Vol VI - 1888. Books - in Very Good brown boards with blind stamped decoration to front and back boards and spine also with gilt lettering - slight bumping to the extreme ends of the spine. Contents, Vol I - some browning to the end papers, title pages and introductory pages, some unopened pages, slight browning to the pages in general. Vol II & III- some browning to the end papers & extreme bottom edges, minor spotting to a couple of pages. Vol IV - professional repair to the top edge of pages 15/18 so now nice and neat, a crease to page 85/86, browning to the end papers & to page edges, title page, preface pages & index pages & some unopened pages. Vol V - slight marking to free front brown bible end paper with slight surface loss to the extreme top edge, some browning to free end papers, title pages, first few pages and edges of index pages, small tear to top edge of page v/vi with small stain & with same professional repair as with volume iv, some unopened pages, slight browning to pages in general and some slight marking/browning to the occasional page. Vol VI - some browning to the end papers, title page and index pages, some unopened pages and pages 101/108 had been opened clumsily but once again have been professionally repaired with Japanese tissue, some slight browning to pages. Otherwise the contents are clean and tightly bound. An attractive set of this important work. Size: 8.75 inches tall by 5.5 inches. L 348, xxix 346, xxiii 524, vii 314, vii 443, vii 436 pages which all includes indexes. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Religion & Theology; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8929.. This is a SET of books, therefore heavier than a standard volume, and will involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

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        LA PHOTOGRAPHIE APPLIQUÉE AUX RECHERCHES MICROGRAPHIQUES

      Paris: J.-B. Baillière et Fils, 1866. First edition. 8vo., iv, 333 [3] pp., 41 text illustrations, 3 mounted albumen photographic plates. Bound in quarter calf gilt and marbled paper over boards. This is an unusually bright copy, but for a few instances of faint scattered foxing. Of the three albumen photographs bound in at the rear, two are loose and the third, 'Helix costata', has some dark streaking in the middletone background, as is commonly found. (I have owned three copies and all have had similar processing stains on this plate.) A very good to near fine copy. This is the first French work on photomicrography to contain original mounted photographs, and preceded only by, "THE WONDERS OF THE MICROSCOPE PHOTOGRAPHICALLY REVEALED. BY OLLEY'S PATENT MICRO-PHOTOGRAPHIC REFLECTING PROCESS", London 1861; and Gerlach's, "DIE PHOTOGRAPHIE ALS HÃœLFSMITTEL MIKROSKOPISCHER FORSCHUNG", Leipzig 1863; all of which we have had the pleasure to have owned. Roosen and Salu #8386. See note in Eder's, History of Photography, p. 773, no. 5.

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        Wanderung nach den Türkis-Minen und der Sinai-Halbinsel.

      Leipzig Hinrich 1866 - 8°. XIII, 1 Bl., 96 S. Mit 3 gef. Taf. Halbleinwand. Etw. ber. u. best. Vorsatzbll. u. Tit.-Bl. l. gebr., tls. minimal fl. Guter Zustand. Auf Wunsch senden wir gerne ein Foto des Buches via E-mail 0,541 gr.

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        Illustriertes Prachtwerk sämtlicher Tauben-Rassen. Hundert farbige Bildertafeln mit über 400 nach der Natur aufgenommenen Darstellungen nebst Musterbeschreibungen ...Würzburg, H. Stürtz, [ca. 1910]. Oblong 8vo. With 100 chromolithographic plates. Original publisher's decorated blue cloth.

      Möbes, Bibliographie der Tauben, p. 137. First edition of a beautifully illustrated book on doves and pigeons by the German specialist Emil Schachtzabel, known for his numerous articles on domesticated dove and pigeon breeds. The present work shows a wide variety of breeds with detailed accounts of their origins, sizes, types, colours and patterns. The full-page brightly coloured plates, made after watercolour drawings by the artist Anton Schöner (1866-1930), are meant as models for a breeding standard of domesticated doves and pigeons. Breeding faults are listed in the description as well. The notes to the plates face the relevant plate, all except the first being printed on the back of the preceding plate. The binding decoration also includes images of two pigeons. In very good condition, only slightly browned.

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        Voyage d'un Egyptien en Syrie, en Phénicie, en Palestine, etc.

      Impr. J. Dejussieu, Châlon-sur-Saône 1866 - Extremely rare. Impr. J. Dejussieu, Châlon-sur-Saône, 1866. First edition. In-4, viii & 422 pages, 13 plates. Contemporary bordeaux half-leather, in excellent condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        L'amour des Livres.

      J. Miard, Paris 1866 - Exemp. i.sehr gut.Zust. Geringste Lager-o.Altersspuren b.genauster Betr., mögl. Ecken und Kanten leicht berieben. Einband mit Goldprägung. Mit Goldschnitt. Innen in hervorragender Verfassung. Altersgemäß sehr sauberer und frischer Gesamtzustand. 61 S. Französisch 200g kl. 8° - Kleinoktav (entspricht 15 - 18,5 cm) Ledereinband

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. („Fr. de Flotow").

      O. O., 6. April 1866. - ¾ S. 8vo. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An Jacques Offenbach mit der Mitteilung, daß er nicht bei ihm dinieren könne, da ihn Saint Georges (d. i. der Schriftsteller und Librettist Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, 1799–1875) für den Abend zum Essen und Arbeiten gebeten habe. Er bitte ihm dies nicht übel zu nehmen und empfehle sich auch Mme. Offenbach.

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        Études sur le vin. Ses maladies causes qui les provoquent. Procédés nouveau pour le conserver et pour le vieillir.

      Imprimerie Impériale, Paris, 1866 (prima edizione). In 8vo, pp. VIII, 264 con la ?Table des Matières?, con 40 figure incise in b/n n. t. e con 39 figure in litografia in colore f. t. raffiguranti strumenti e analisi al microscopio, bross. edit. in carta. Importante e basilare opera in prima edizione di stampa, nella quale Pasteur dimostra, attraverso tutta una serie di indagini al microscopio, che le alterazioni del vino dipendono dalla presenza e dalla riproduzione di microrganismi. Intorno al 1863, le malattie gravavano, ormai già da diversi anni, sul commercio dei vini francesi. Napoleone III chiese a Pasteur, che già aveva all'attivo avanzate sperimentazioni sulla fermentazione e sulla putrefazione, di cercare un rimedio: dopo anni di studi nel suo laboratorio di Arbois, Pasteur pubblicherà le sue conclusioni in quest'opera, proponendo di riscaldare il vino alla temperatura di 57°centigradi, per uccidere i germi. Era così aperta la strada alla soluzione del problema della conservazione e del trasporto, che prenderà il nome di ?pastorizzazione?. La scoperta della pastorizzazione offrirà a Pasteur le ?Mérite Agricole? e il ?Gran Premio del Salone Mondiale? nel 1867. Uniforme ingiallimento della con un piccolo strappo al margine superiore, fioriture al dorso e ai tagli, e sporadiche fioriture ai fogli, buono tutto l'interno con le tavole.

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        Fifteen Days. An Extract from Edward Colvil's Journal

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1866. First. First edition. 299pp. Original white cloth gilt ruled, gilt-stamped spine. Spine and edges tanned, spine ends chipped, else a very good copy. Signed on the front fly by Anna C. Lowell and with the ownership stamp of Wm. D. Sohier. A notable 19th Century female author, Anna Cabot Lowell married Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., Mary Lowell Putnam's brother. William Davies Sohier, a Massachusetts lawyer passed away on June 11, 1868, and his business affairs were resumed by his sons William and Edward D. Sohier. William D. Sohier married Susan Cabot Lowell on October 13, 1846, a sister of Judge John Lowell. They had two children: William Davies Sohier and Elizabeth Putnam Sohier. His work as a lawyer was similar to that of his father, dealing with the day-to-day financial and legal affairs of his clients, from mortgage deeds to estate inventories and sales. William Sohier had retired some time prior to his death on February 23, 1894 at the age of seventy-two. Scarce, lovely association copy. .

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        Anandria ou confessions de Mademoiselle Sapho avec la clef

      Poulet-Mallassis,Lesbos 1866 - Belle provenance, frontispice de Rops sur Chine. In-16 (8,5 x 14,1 cm.), relié demi-chagrin bleu nuit, cinq nerfs au dos, titre et année dorés au dos, gardes couleurs, 122 pages, deux ex-libris (un anonyme -fameux- voir photo et l'autre de Jean Jacobs), un des 261 exemplaires numérotés, il s'agit de l'un des 250 in-16 tirés sur papier fin de Hollande (n°38), le frontispice est de Rops sur papier Chine, signet ; coins usés, légers frottements aux coiffes, nerfs et mors, intérieur frais, bon état. Rops Félicien [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les bas-fonds de la société

      Poulet-Mallassis,Claye J. 1866 - In-12 (11 x 16,6 cm.), relié demi-chagrin bleu nuit à coins bordés de doubles filets dorés, cinq nerfs au dos, fleurons, titre et auteur dorés au dos, tranche de tête dorée, gardes couleurs marbrées, un ex-libris anonyme collé au contre-plat, 141 pages, double frontispice replié (attribution postérieure à Félicien Rops), deux états de frontispice : un tirage monochrome rouge sur papier de Chine fort et un autre tirage en noir et blanc sur papier de Chine, ce volume a été tiré à 276 exemplaires et fait partie des 10 tirés sur papier de Hollande, une gravure sous serpente supplémentaire en fin d'ouvrage ; coins usés, légers frottements aux coiffes, bords, mors et nerfs, intérieur frais, bel état. Rops Félicien,S.P.Q.R. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Cathedrale zu Palermo. Nach genauesten Aufnahmen der Architecten Becker und von Förster.

      Wien, Verlag der Allgemeinen Bauzeitung, 1866. - Mit lithographiertem Titel, 1 lithographierten Ansicht auf aufgewalztem China und 8 gestochenen Tafeln. 1 Bl. Orig.-HLdr. mit illustr. Vorderdeckel. 52 x 66,5 cm. Avery Library 64; Thieme-B. XII, 135. - Einband fleckig, Ecken bestoßen, Rücken beschabt, Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, Titel mit 2 kleinen hinterlegten Einrissen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The History of Scotland 10 Vols

      Edinburgh 1866 - 10 vols. Contemp half calf. Library mark on spines. Fine binding. A handsome copy. Size: 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE BOOK OF NONSENSE. Hand coloured copy.

      London, Frederick Warne and Co., New York, Scribner & Co., circa 1866.. SEVENTEENTH EDITION (stated on title page) circa 1866 (date on dedication page, no later titles on lower cover) small oblong 4to, 135 x 208 mm (page size), 5 5/16 x 8¼ inches, red pebbled cloth spine (unlettered), yellow boards with red ruled border, title and author on upper cover black on red banner, colour printed illustration repeating title showing a jolly man presenting the Book of Nonsense to 7 excited children, publisher's adverts to lower cover, pages: (2), 1-111, (2). Reprint of the enlarged 3rd edition (1861 with 43 additional drawings) published by Routledge, Warne and Routledge, engraved by the Dalziel brothers and printed at the Camden Press. HAND COLOURED TITLE PAGE AND 112 HAND COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS with limerick beneath. Expertly recased retaining original spine and endpapers, spine slightly worn and rubbed, neatly strengthened at head and tail, corners and board edges slightly worn, a few light scratches and tiny scrapes to covers, 5 handwritten limericks and a couple of small drawings in ink on front pastedown and front endpaper with a couple of ink smudges, looks 19th century, 3 word inscriptioin in pale ink on Dedication page, small repair on reverse of title page to lower inner margin, a couple of tiny smudges on page 22, pinhole to lower margin of 2 pages, tiny tip of 1 lower and 1 upper corner missing (margin only), 1 plate has slight loss to inner margin and is reinserted on a tab, 1 tiny chip to lower inner edge of page 106, very occasional pale fingermark and a few tiny pale spots. Generally very clean and bright. A very good copy of a scarce HAND COLOURED copy. Hand coloured copies are exceptionally scarce. Routledge, Warne and Routledge published the 16th edition circa 1865 of which some copies were certainly hand coloured. Warne set up on his own on 1st of July 1865 and this 17th edition must have been one of the earliest editions published by him. The edition is not stated on the cover but the price is: '3/6 or with the Plates fully Coloured Price 6s.". Osborne I,69-70; Vivien Noakes page 169, No. 76. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Tonbridge Legends, Etc.

      London: Kent and Co, Tonbridge: Richard Ware, n.d. [1866]., 1866. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.232. With seven engraved plates. Green cloth with ornate gilt margins to boards, gilt titles and decoration to spine and upper board. All edges gilt. Spine has at some point been professionally rebacked. Bookbinders label of Hanbury and Simpson to front pastedown, Somerhill Library bookplate to front free endpaper. Tissue guard to frontispiece plate heavily browned and torn, no tissue guards to other plates, if issued. Some thumbing and pencil marks and indentations, in a juvenile hand, interspersed throughout the textblock. Some light spotting throughout. Trace of old tape residue to gutter next to the first page of the preface. Cloth worn to extremities with loss to the corners, generally bright. Some small closed tears to some pages, some old tape reinforcement to some of the prelims. Aside from these faults a very good copy of a damned scarce title. A rare book, only three other copies listed on COPAC, at Oxford, Cambridge, and the British Library. A curious volume containing a collection of short essays etc. on Tonbridge, Sevenoaks, and Tunbridge Wells. Chapters include a poem entitled "The Death of the Tonbridge Soldier on the Heights of Sebaststopol", "an Adventure in Knole Park", and "The Subterranean Passages of Tonbridge Castle".

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        Plate 6 - Pale Laurel [Kalmia Laurel] & Lamb Kill [Kalmia Augustifolia] Drawn from Nature by Maria Miller

      Published by M. L. Katzman; and John Snow, Paternoster Row, London 1866 - Hand- coloured lithograph By Mrs. Miller, (Formerly Miss Morris). Under the Patronage of His Excellency Sir William Fenwick Williams, K.C.B. Executed from Nature of the full size of the Flowers, accompanied by information on the History, Properties, &c., of the subjects, By Professor Lawson. L.L.D. Halifax, N. S. London. 1866. Part VI. 3rd Series. Maria Morris Miller, botanical artist (b at Halifax, NS, 1813; d there 1875.) She took lessons in drawing and painting from 2 instructors in Halifax, W.H. Jones and Professor L'Estrange, then in 1830 opened a school in Halifax "to instruct young ladies in the polite and elegant accomplishment of drawing." Encouraged by a botanist, Titus Smith, she produced 146 paintings of wildflowers of Nova Scotia. In 1840, 6 of her botanical paintings were copublished by John Snow, London, and A.W. Mackinlay, Halifax, as a series of hand-coloured lithographs, with habitat notes by Titus Smith. This first publishing venture was under the patronage of Sir Colin Campbell, lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia. Further publications were issued in 1853 and 1866 and a more ambitious title, "Wild Flowers of British North America," was issued in 1867, but none of these was commercially successful. A collection of her flower paintings was shown at the Paris Exposition of 1867. Miller was the first professional woman artist in Nova Scotia and the publication of her botanical paintings as lithographs by a London publisher gave her work significance. The Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History in Halifax holds a large collection of her paintings and lithographs. Very light toning to outer margins otherwise very good

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        THE MONK OF THE MOUNTAINS, or, a Description of the Joys of Paradise: Being the Life and Wonderful Experience of an Aged Hermit, Who Was Taken By His Deceased Friend to the First Heaven, and There Shown the Beauties and Happiness of the Spirit Land;. . ,

      Indianapolis: Downey & Brouse, Printers, 1866. [1st printing] 1866. Full title reads: "And there Shown the Beauties and Happiness of the SPIRIT LAND, with the Destiny & Condition of the Nations of the Earth For One Hundred Years to Come, by the HERMIT HIMSELF." Brown cloth; 256pp., frontis with tissue guard; marbled edges A science fiction utopian novel: spirit journey to an Edenic land with graceful cities; a marvelous telescope enables the hermit to view the future; huge iron vehicles, driven by steam run at speeds of over 100 miles an hour; robots perform various labors; airships and pneumatic trains; numerous future wars with a form of missiles; utopian and dystopian visions (Wright II, 1729a, citing only the HEH copy)(Sargent, Utopian Literature,,p.28). Neat ownership name on front pastedown; corner tips worn and exposed; some creasing to upper text paper; hinges sound, text paper white, free from foxing; tissue guard yellowed and wrinkled; spine lettering faded; boards clean; pages slightly warped. A genuine rarity.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good-.

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        Die Cathedrale zu Palermo. Nach genauesten Aufnahmen der Architecten Becker und von Förster.

      Wien, Verlag der Allgemeinen Bauzeitung, 1866.. Mit lithographiertem Titel, 1 lithographierten Ansicht auf aufgewalztem China und 8 gestochenen Tafeln. 1 Bl. Orig.-HLdr. mit illustr. Vorderdeckel. 52 x 66,5 cm. Avery Library 64; Thieme-B. XII, 135. - Einband fleckig, Ecken bestoßen, Rücken beschabt, Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, Titel mit 2 kleinen hinterlegten Einrissen

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        Travelling Sketches

      

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        1866 Wisden Rebind without Covers

      Hi, This lot is an 1866 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers, This rebind is in very good condition, excellent for the year, the third edition of Wisden. There is some light spotting to the forst few and last few pages and a crease to one page, otherwise it is in superb condition for a book nearly 150 years old. The binding is attractive and the pages nice and clean, with minimal trimming. Currently my 1866 that is in my main set but selling to fund an original paperback purchase. Buy-it-now. More Photos on request. Payment: Cheque or BACS only please, contact me if you prefer another method.

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        The Military History of Wisconsin: a Record of the Civil and Military Patriotism of the State, in the War for the Union With a history of the campaigns in which Wisconsin soldiers have been conspicuous - regimental histories - sketches of distinguished officers - the roll of the illustrious dead - movements of the legislature and state officers, ect.

      Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1866. 1st. Hardcover. Very good. Bound in publisher's original embossed black leather with spine stamped in gilt. Front inner hinge a little loose. A few closed tears at the head of the spine otherwise bright. 1022 pages. Numerous steel engravings without foxing. Text is clean and bright. One signature loose but holding. Overall very good condition.

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        III. / IV. Mai 1868 - Avpril 1870 ; V. / VI. Mai 1870 - Dezembre 1872 ;VII. / VIII. Janvier 1873 - Dezembre 1874 ; IX. / X. Janvier 1875 - Dezembre 1876 ; XI. / XII. Janvier 1877 - Dezembre 1878 ;

      . 1866 - 1878, Paris - Groß Folio, 37 x 54 cm, dekorative ganzseitige Lithographien, brauner HLeder. / Ecken der Zeit, goldgeprägter Rücken, marmor. Einband, Kanten u. teilweise Deckel berieben u. vereinzelt fleckig, Vor-/Nachsatz jeweils fleckig, Bd I./II. Blattränder gering ausgefranst, Bände sonst in gutem Zustand, kräftige Drucke in unterschiedlicher Farbtönung. Grandement le Folio, 37 x 54 cm, lithographies ganzseitige décoratives, de cuirs demi bruns/coins du temps, de dos goldgepraegter, couverture marmorierter, affiler et en partie couverture berieben et isole, nachsatz/pré-, légèrement effiloché fleckig respectivement fleckig Vol. I/iièmes bords de feuille, volumes d'ailleurs dans un bon état, de pressions fortes dans un retentissement de couleurs différent . Sprache: fr

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        Gen. George B. McClellan introduces his friend Gen. Fitz John Porter who "was most basely verified by a political Court Martial on account of his steady friendship for me" - Porter, supervisor of gold mines in Colorado, is in London to meet with banker Russell Sturgis about "the Colorado property…"

      Dresden, Germany, May 17, 1866. 5.25" x 8". "Lengthy Autograph Letter Signed ""Geo B McClellan,"" 3 full pages, 5.25"" x 8"", front and verso of two conjoined sheets, lightweight paper. Dresden, May 17, 1866. Minor soiling on fourth page (blank, except for docket). To banker Russell Sturgis, London. Sturgis had become a partner in Baring Bros. bank in 1849 and senior partner in 1873.Gen. McLellan's friend, Gen. Fitz John Porter, was the supervisor of a gold mining operation in Colorado. In part, ""I wrote to my friend in new York advising him to send me the papers in reference to the Colorado property at once, but still better to go himself to England. Upon receiving my letter he determined upon the latter course, & is now in London … The person in question is no less than Genl. Fitz John Porter - one of my oldest & truest friends, who after serving his country with the utmost skill & gallantry on scores of battlefields was most basely verified by a political Court Martial on account of his steady friendship for me. He was the Corps Commander on whom I most relied, & who never failed me - or his country.""He is as true & upright a Christian gentleman as ever lived & the victim of untitled partisan malignity. I have known him so long & intimately - from the time we were boys together at West Point, in the Mexican war, through the long years of peace afterwards, during the organization of the Army of the Potomac, & through all the campaigns & battles when I commanded, that I can vouch for him to the utmost extent in all things. I am very glad that the opportunity presents itself for you to know him as a man - independently of any business advice you may be able to give him - for of all men who have been unjustly treated by the late (?) Administration [Lincoln], his case is the most flagrant - but I will say no more - you can judge for yourself…""Public affairs at home was a more promising aspect since the President [Andrew Johnson] has broken with the Radicals - as may now begin to look for better times, for I cannot doubt on which side victory will ultimately declare itself…""On January 10, 1863, Gen. Fitz John Porter, cousin of Admiral David Dixon Porter, at a Court Martial, was found guilty of charges stemming from his actions at the Second Battle of Bull Run (2nd Manassas) on August 29, 1862. O November 5, 1852, President Lincoln directed General in Chief Halleck to order Gen. McClellan removed from command of Army of Potomac after he had failed to decisively pursue Lee's Army following the Union victory at the Battle of Antietam. On January 21, 1863, Gen. Porter was dismissed from the Army and “forever disqualified from holding any office or trust or profit under the Government of the United States.” After signing the order dismissing Porter, President Abraham Lincoln remarked, “In any other country but this, the man would have been shot.” In 1864, Gen. George B. McClellan was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for President against Lincoln.In 1878, a military commission exonerated Porter by finding that his reluctance to attack Longstreet probably saved Gen. Pope's Army of Virginia from an even greater defeat. In 1886, President Grover Cleveland commuted Porter's sentence and a special Act of Congress restored Porter's commission as an infantry colonel in the U.S. Army, backdated to May 14, 1861. Two days later, on August 7, 1886, Porter, seeing vindication, voluntarily retired from the Army."

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        Materia medica. Medical manuscript

      1866. Leake, Jonas Richard (1844-78). Materia medica. Autograph manuscript notebook, signed “Jonas Richard Leake” on front flyleaf. 290 numbered pages plus several blank leaves. Belgravia, July 1866. 183 x 115 mm. 19th century half calf, rubbed, upper spine chipped, a few scratches on front cover. Very good. From the library of Chauncey D. Leake (1896-1978), with his bookplate (loose) and pencil annotations in the back. Leake, the son of an Irish physician, was born in Surrey, trained as a surgeon and obtained his license to practice in 1864. He subsequently joined the British Army’s 80th Regiment as an assistant surgeon. The present notebook was evidently prepared as part of Leake’s duties as an army surgeon, as it bears the inscription “80th Regiment” on the flyleaf beneath Leake’s signature. Leake’s notebook is very clearly and legibly written, with only a few additions and corrections, and includes several diagrams and chemical formulae. It is divided into several sections: “Materia medica” (pp. 1-123); “Action of medicines” (pp. 126-129); “Chemistry (inorganic)” (pp. 131-176); “Chemical processes” (pp. 177-203); “Tests” (pp. 204-232); “Organic chemistry” (pp. 233-265); and “Treatise on botany” (pp. 267-295). Pages 238-239 contain directions for manufacturing sulfuric ether, ending with the note that “its vapour is a safe anaesthetic.” Pages 241-242 contain similar directions for chloroform. The notebook is from the library of pharmacologist and medical historian Chauncey D. Leake (no relation to Jonas), discoverer of the anesthetic properties of divinyl ether (see Garrison-Morton.com 5713).

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        Über den physiologischen Effect räumlich vertheilter Lichtreize. (Zweite Abhandlung.) (Mit 2 Tafeln.) (Vorgelegt in der Sitzung vom 7. Juni 1866.) Sonder-Abdruck aus dem LIV. Bd. der Sitzungsb. der kais. Akad. der Wissenschaften. II. Abth. Juni-Heft, Jahrg. 1866.

      -,, [Wien), 1866 - [Wien), -, 1866. 14 S. OBrosch. Mit den zwei Tafeln. - Hds. Buchstabe a. T., leichte Knickspur, leichte Gbrsp. Deutsch [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Croquis d'architecture. Intime-Club. Publication mensuelle. 1ere et 2eme series (1866-1885)

      Siege de la Societe, 1866-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 6 volume set. 57 cm. Large, heavy folios. Contemporary 1/4 French leather over marbled boards. Leather worn/scuffed, some chipping/loss to spine (primarily to volume 4). Corners bumped. Almost entirely plates. Hand written title pages and list of plates. Important album de planches architecturales, d'un format in-folio, relie dans un demi-chagrin a coins moderne. Hoffman, armorial book plate on front paste down of one volume. International shipping will require additional charges and be exceptionally expensive as the weigh is extreme.

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        The Belton Estate. Vols I & II: 2nd edn; vol. III:

      Chapman & Hall. 1866 - FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. Contemp. half calf by Birdball & Son, Northampton, spine gilt in compartments, yellow tinted edges. Armorial library labels of Lord Esme Gordon. A v.g. attractive set. See Trollope Society Catalogue 25; See Sadleir 22. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        CINCINNATI & SONORA MINING ASSOCIATION. GEOLOGICAL REPORT AND MAP OF THE SAN JUAN DEL RIO RANCHE, IN SONORA, MEXICO. ALSO REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE, STATISTICS OF SILVER MINING, TRANSCRIPT OF TITLE, &c

      Cincinnati: Wrightson & Co., 1866. 86pp. plus two folding maps. Presentation binding of dark blue morocco with red inlays, boards paneled and tooled in gilt, spine gilt, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Boards scuffed and bowed, front joint weak. Internally very clean and very good. A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Senor M. Romero. Minister of the Mexican Republic. Washington DC. With the compliments of the Cincinnati & Sonora Land and Mining Association, Sept. 14, 1866." Cherry was a mining engineer who produced several reports on mineral deposits in various areas of the United States, and who authored other works for the Cincinnati and Sonora Mining Association (see Sabin, Howes, and the Streeter sale, all of whom list other works, but not the present title). Cherry's report is illustrative of a post-Civil War boomlet of interest in the mineral wealth of the Sonora region of northern Mexico (doubtless aided by a rumor that the United States might annex it). Cherry writes glowingly of the potential mineral wealth of the area while downplaying the threat from hostile Apaches, objections from the Mexican government, and a shortage of labor. The geological report is quite thorough, and the maps show a portion of "Cherry's Traveling Military Map of Sonora" and the Ranche San Juan del Rio. OCLC locates ten copies. Scarce. OCLC 3502151.

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        SVENSK BOK-KATALOG 1866-1900 + ÅRSKATALOG FÖR SVENSK BOKHANDEL 1890-1952 + SVENSK BOKFÖRTECKNING 1953-2002.

      SVENSK BOK-KATALOG 1866-1900: Stockholm: Svensk Bokförläggareförening, 1878-1904. 4 volymer i samtida, lätt nötta halvskinnband. Volym 1 med sprickor i yttre falsen. Samtliga volymer med stämpel på titelbladen. Enstaka sidor med mindre revor. ÅRSKATALOG FÖR SVENSK BOKHANDEL 1890-1952: Stockholm: Svensk Bokförläggareförening, 1891-1953. 12 volymer. 9 volymer inbundna i marmorerade pappband med ryggtiteletikett i skinn. 3 volymer i klotband. Första volymen med spridda understrykningar och noteringar. Inlagorna med lätta bruksspår. SVENSK BOKFÖRTECKNING 1953-2002: Stockholm: Svensk bokhandel, 1954-2003. 41 volymer i klotband, varav de sista 16 med skyddsomslag

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        Reminiscences of a Frontier Armed andamp Mounted Police Officer in South Africa

      

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        Ethics of the Dust Ten Lectures to Little Housewives on the Elements of Crystallisation

      

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        Le poëme de Saint-François

      first edition.Bound in red half morocco with corners, back with five nerves, when tail, preserved covers boards with a few minor restorations, gilded head on witnesses, not binding signed Canape.Precious signed autograph of Franz Liszt to Fleury Countess: "respectful homage of a poor Franciscan third order."Beautiful copy pleasantly established.Provenance: Library of the poet Armand Godoy. Librairie Poussielgue et fils Paris 1866 12x19cm relié

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        Manuscript Journal of the Grand Tour of Europe of Emma Whitehead, illustrated with tipped in photographs and engravings, 1866-1867

      Hardcover. Very Good. Quarto, 168 pages, with 49 albumen photographs (2 ½" x 3 ½") and 15 engravings (clipped from magazines, newspapers, etc.) tipped, or pasted in, bound in half black leather, marbled cloth boards, gold lettering "Scrap Book" on spine, written in ink, in a legible hand, and dated 8 January 1866 to 22 June 1867. The illustrations cover everything from historic sites she visited, to art work she saw, famous churches (interiors and outside), scenic vistas, etc. The author calls her trip "Notes of Foreign Travel, 1866-67." Emma Whitehead was from the Boston area or elsewhere in New England, she traveled with a companion who is not identified. The journal is very readable with some riveting entries, not only on the usual sites, but with observations about the common people and local customs as well. It begins with her departure from London on 8 January 1866. She visits a number of areas in southern England, then crosses the Channel to Paris, the Riviera, northern Italy, the Alps, Paris again, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Pau, Bayonne, Biarritz, Angouleme, Orleans, Frankfort, Nuremburg, Prague, Dresden, Berlin, Brussels, Waterloo, and then back to England, where she sails from Liverpool on 22 June 1867 and arrives in Boston, Massachusetts, on 2 July 1867. Throughout her travels, she writes her impressions of the places she visits, giving good descriptions. She is obviously an educated middle, or upper class, woman. Some examples from the journal are as follows: When in Munich - "The present King of Bavaria is only 21 or 22 years of age and is averse to the duties of his Office. It is reported...he went away...taking only one attendant and was in the mountains enjoying himself...Sleeping and Eating in Shepherd's Cots..." When visiting the Austrian Tyrol - "The real life of the Cow-heard of the Alps differs widely from the beau Idea of poetry and romance. From 6 to 8 months he is banished from the haunts of men, above the Clouds, occupying a wretched chalet..." Leaving England and arriving on the continent at Boulogne, Emma is shocked by what she sees of the women: "...the following day Sunday crossed the Channel; had a very good passage of 2 ¼ hours, and landed at Boulogne, about 3 o'clock; it seemed very strange to see the women, come instead of men, to carry up the luggage; dragging and putting forth all their strength, to carry up the large trunks, here you see the degradation of women, the invariably do the most laborious part of the work..." In Germany she sees women "...working on Building, uploading Bricks, then Carrying great loads of them to the Top...the most slavish hard work." There are a couple of pages on the Englishman who climbed the Matterhorn in 1865, most of group "dashed to pieces" on descent. When in Florence she writes a full page on the "Villa Torrigiana" In Paris she's there for the opening of Parliament, there are "dashing Equipages", and she has a good view of the Emperor and Empress. Plus she's not a fan of Pau "a Stupid place", bullfighting is "perfectly disgusting." Other things she sees are a stilt-walking shepherd, the Carnival of the Ox, a fire in a lodging house, and this very descriptive description of the Jews of Prague: "Left for Prague on Thursday at 5 P.M. travelling all night and arriving in that city 5 o'clock Friday morning March 29th. Prague is the capital of Bohemia, there are about 10,000 Jews within its walls. Their oldest synagogue is remarkable for its antiquity, they assess that it is 900 years old; the dust and smoke of ages remain here undisturbed; broom, soap or white-wash would be sacrilege and except for indispensable repairs, no change has been made in the building for centuries. It is a small apartment, supported on pointed arches, by three pillars, dingy with age and smoke; and the light which streams through its narrow gothic windows cannot dissipate the gloom within. In some of

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        In Vinculis; or, The Prisoner of War. Being, the Experience of a Rebel in Two Federal Pens, Interspersed with Reminiscences of the Late War; Anecdotes of Southern Generals, Etc.

      Petersburg, VA: "Daily Index" Office, 1866. Second end enlarged edition., 1866. 8vo. 216 pp. Original brown pebbled cloth. INSCRIBED by the author on the front free endpaper and dated Richmond, March 15th 1867. Howes K27; Crandall 2367 for the first edition. This work was based upon a diary kept by the author following his capture at the battle near Petersburg during his five months captivity "in the best two of the Federal pens," Point Lookout and Elmira. The first edition was the last or next to last Confederate publication and is recognized as an outstanding wartime account. Keiley was a journalist and later a lawyer, a noted political campaigner and judge of the International Court at Cairo. 1/2" chips at the spinal extremities, cloth cracked along the spine, and some edge wear, else good. Scarce.. Inscribed by Author(s). 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Good.

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        Botanische Ergebnisse der Reise seiner Majestät des Kaisers von Mexico, Maximilian I. nach Brasilien (1859-60). 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Wien Gerold 1866 - (50 x 35,5 cm). (4) XVI, 234 S., 2 Bll. Mit 104 (32 farbigen) lithographierten Tafeln. Dekorativer moderner Halblederband im Stil der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung. Einzige Ausgabe dieser großzügig ausgestatteten Publikation. - Wawra (1832-1887), seit 1855 österreichischer Marinearzt, begleitet 1859 Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph (den späteren Kaiser Maximilian I. von Mexiko) auf seiner Studienreise nach Brasilien und leitet dort die botanischen Sammlungen. Seine bedeutenden Studien über die brasilianische Flora veröffentlicht er in vorliegendem reich illustrierten Werk. - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten. - Pritzel 10020; Nissen BBI 2112; Stafleu-Cowan 16844 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ORCHARD KNOB FROM MISSION RIDGE

      1866. Albumen photograph from a negative taken in 1864 or 1866, 10 5/8 x 14 1/16 inches, on period card mount, 18 x 21 3/4 inches. Captioned in pencil in the lower margin, later label on verso. Very good. Matted. This image was used by Barnard in his PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN (plate 10), but is here separately printed at a contemporary date in slightly larger format than the image in the book and on a period mount with manuscript caption. The image is among the most iconic from the work, here with wonderful contrast and tone. "PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN is a remarkable work of great symbolic, historic, and artistic power. It is a result of a complex interweaving of Barnard's personal vision, nineteenth-century pictorial conventions, and larger ideas about war and the American landscape. The album was the most ambitious project of Barnard's career, and has long been recognized as a landmark in the history of photography" - Davis, p.170. Barnard's album, titled PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN, embraces scenes of the occupation of Nashville, the great battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas (1866). This album, together with Alexander Gardner's PHOTOGRAPHIC SKETCHBOOK OF THE CIVIL WAR (1866), are the two greatest photographic monuments of the Civil War. Between them, they contain some of the most famous images of the War. The present image offers a poignant reminder of the trail of destruction left across the Confederacy by General William T. Sherman's army in 1864 to 1865 during his famous campaign from Nashville to Chattanooga then Atlanta and so to Savannah and the sea, then by-passing Charleston, north to Columbia. In the meantime a smaller force had occupied Charleston and Fort Sumter. To the North, the military campaign was brilliant, bold and decisive - an event worthy of the present monumental album. T o the South, it was vicious, bloody, and destructive. Barnard's album would be the first great landscape photobook, "but it is a wounded, brutalized land - gouged and scarred and broken. Its tone is stoically calm, yet bleak, and is all the more so for being so lucidly understated...[Barnard] shows himself to have been one of the finest landscape photographers, treating those culturally loaded Civil War sites - already in the process of becoming mythic when he pictured them - with respect, but also with a matter-of-factness that is heroic in itself, and served to punctuate the hyperbole of myth" (Parr and Badger). Keith F. Davis, GEORGE N. BARNARD PHOTOGRAPHER OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN (Kansas City, 1990). Parr and Badger, THE PHOTOBOOK: A HISTORY, Vol. I, p.45.

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        La Forêt Noire. Études, impressions & voyages sur les bords du Rhin.

      Paris Librarie du Petit Journal 1866 - (29 x 23 cm). (4) 120 (2) S. Mit 21 montierten Original-Albumin-Photographien als Titel- und Schlussvignette sowie auf 19 Tafeln. Halbmaroquinband des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Eins von 210 num. Exemplaren, hier nicht nummeriert. - Die kräftigen Fotos in guter Qualität zeigen überwiegend badische Bauern in ihren verschiedenen Trachten sowie eine Ansicht der Lichtentaler Allee in Baden-Baden. Das Besondere daran ist, dass diese Fotos, trotz der teils gestellten Szenen, ein wesentlich authentischeres Bild vom Leben der Bevölkerung des Schwarzwaldes vermitteln als dies gestochene Bilder tun. - Stellenweise leicht stockfleckig. Einband gering bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten. - Nicht bei Heidtmann und "The Truthful Lens"

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        Dizionario di marineria militare Italiano Francese e Francese Italiano

      Stabilimento Tipografico di Pasquale Ambrosio, Napoli 1866 - 2 voll. in-4 gr. (310x240 mm.), pp. (8), 680, (3); (4), 815, (1). Testo bicolonne con numerose figg. nel testo. Bellissima legat. in tutto marocchino marrone d'epoca con fregi a secco su piatti e dorso, sguardie marmorizzate e invio autografo dell'autore al cav. Giuseppe Bruno. Minuzioso lavoro in cui si dà conto di una vasta conoscenza di cose nautiche e si descrivono con puntualità ed esattezza occorrenze marinaresche e belliche. Bibliogr.: D'Ayala, p. 374: «E' pregevolissimo lavoro, di certo referibile a quello dello Stratico». Zolli, p. 11. Non in Zischka. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Travailleurs de la Mer - in 3 Bänden komplett

      Bruxelles A Lacroix Verboeckhoven et Cie 1866 - (Französischsprachig) - rotes OHLdr. m. Rückenvergoldung, Schmuckvorsatzpapier, VIII/368 S./359 S./Bl./317 S., Lesebändchen. Sehr schöne Ausgabe! Rückenkanten minimal beschabt, ein Band winzige Randstauchstellen, jeweils Name auf 2. Vorsatz, sehr geringfügig stockfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Life and Recollections of a New Zealand Colonist - 3 Volumes

      R. Madley, London 1866 - Volume 1 in blue cloth, published 1866. Some speckling and fading to cloth. Speckled page edges. Contents tight and clean with no inscriptions or markings. Just some minor foxing. 361pp. Volume 2 in red cloth with faded spine and edges. Published in 1866. Speckled page edges. Contents tight with some spotting to e/p's and some foxing, particularly to prelims. No inscriptions or markings. 420pp + lxxx appendix at rear. Volume 3 in red cloth, published by the author in 1875. IN excellent condition for age. Just a touch of foxing. No inscriptions or markings. 418pp. Scarce in 3 volumes. Tidy copies. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      New York: D. Appleton and Co.,, 1866. Illustrated by John Tenniel. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, triple gilt rules to covers, gilt roundels with "Alice" motifs to covers, dark green endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in a custom red morocco pull-off case by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, intricately decorated gilt, inlaid with green morocco roundels featuring Alice characters, onlaid with gemstones for eyes. Frontispiece with tissue-guard and 41 illustrations by John Tenniel. Spine expertly rebacked and laid down, an occasional mark or spot to contents. An excellent, bright copy. First edition, second issue: the first practicably obtainable issue of the original sheets, comprising sheets of the suppressed 1865 printing of Alice with the Appleton cancel title page. The issue consisted of 1,000 copies, using the first printing sheets but with new tipped-in title pages also printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford. Dodgson authorized the sale to America on 10 April 1866 and was invoiced for the printing of the American title pages on 26 May. This copy is handsomely presented in a magnificently decorated and bejewelled morocco case.

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

      New York: Ensign & Bridgman, 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)

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