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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 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: 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: 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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      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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        Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion; a history of all regiments and batteries the state has sent to the field, and deeds of her citizens, governors and other military officers, and state and national legislators to suppress the rebellion.

      Church and Goodman 1866 - rebound in full leather with four raised bands, gilt title on black label on spine cover, binding and text block in "Fine" condition, green end papers, text clean and unmarked, some foxing on title page and frontis, frontis A.Lincoln, 24 steel engraving Portraits, 2 in text wood engravings, 7 diagrams or maps, 1135 pages plus Analytical Index [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1866. Second (first published) edition. Near Fine. The book that forever changed the face of children's literature. A lovely, entirely unrestored copy in the original publisher's red, gilt-stamped cloth, gilt edges, dark green end papers, Burn & Co. binder's ticket on lower pastedown. Tiny split in the cloth at the top of the front hinge, spine a trifle toned and gently cocked. Previous owner's bookplates on the front paste-down (Terry and Stephen George Holland), otherwise clean and unmarked. Slight separation within the page block, notably at the pages adjacent to the end papers (which are still completely intact). Early issue with the inverted "S" on the last line of the contents page. Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. "Have I gone mad?" "I'm afraid so, but let me tell you something… the best people usually are." Cleverly crafted by Oxford don, Charles Dodgson, under the pen name Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" remains one of the most influential pieces of children's literature ever written. The book has been published in more than 112 languages and defined the popular "nonsense" genre of writing in the nineteenth century. While teaching mathematics and living at Christ Church College, Dodgson developed a close friendship with the daughters of the college dean, and told them tales of wonderland. Alice, ten years of age at the time, begged Dodgson to write them down and soon after the story took shape. Alice, a little girl looking for an adventure, follows a curious white rabbit with a pocket watch down a hole into a topsy-turvy land of wonder. Her travels through Wonderland include puzzles and potions, odd tea parties, conversations with anthropomorphic animals, riddles, croquet, and nearly being executed by a dissatisfied Queen, just as she finds herself waking from a dream. Inspired by the Oxford landscape and crafted by Dodgson's own clever imagination, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" displays significant depth for a children's story. The rigid Victorian standards that required children to be seen, but not heard, is broken as Alice displays a strong voice within the story; unhesitatingly contradicting others when they are wrong, and growing angry when situations become ridiculous. Her independence from conventional society and contradiction of its statutes are manifested as Alice exclaims in the final chapter: "you're nothing but a pack of cards!" (Ch. 12) While the original manuscript given to Alice, which was hand written and illustrated by Dodgson, remains with the British Library, Dodgson published the story in 1865 with accompanying illustrations by John Tenniel. The first 2,000 copies were not distributed because Tenniel was dissatisfied with the print quality. Macmillan quickly reprinted the book using this 1866 title page, with copies available as early as November 1865, making this the first "published" edition available for purchase at bookstores. The 2,000 unbound sheets that were rejected by Tenniel were sent to the U.S. publisher, Appleton & Co., who bought the rights and used them as the first U.S. edition approximately six months later in 1866. Near Fine.

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        The British, Foreign and Colonial Trade Marks Directory. To which is added an International Guide, and an appendix of General Commercial Information, with translations into French, German, spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish Russian, Chinese, etc.

      London: Published by the Executors for the Late Proprietor 1866 - Large thick 4to. (29 x 23 cm.)Title printed in red and black and with engraved vignette, pp.xxviii (Preface & Index)+202 (Extracts of Laws and Trade Marks)+lx(International Guide)+475 (Guide to Merchants and Manufacturers)+184(General Commercial Information)+142(advertisements) Original gilt decorated and lettered green cloth, adverisements to endpapers. Sometime most skilfully re-cased, some sections a little tanned, generally in very good condition. The first section of Trade Marks Directory lists manufacturers and illustrated their trade marks with vignettes, all printed in a combination of black and red and occasionally other colours. The Preface states that "In consequence of the sudden death of the Proprietor of the Trade Marks Directory, it has devolved upon the Executors to place it before the Public". Evidently poor Otto never saw his labour of love to fruition. No other issues or indeed publications of any sort appear by him. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Über wissenschaftliche Anwendungen der Photographie und Stereoskopie. (Vorgelegt in der Sitzung vom 11. Mai 1866.) Sonder-Abdruck aus dem LIV. Bd. der Sitzungsb. der kais. Akad. der Wissenschaften. II. Abth. Juni-Heft, Jahrg. 1866.

      -,, [Wien), 1866 - [Wien), -, 1866. 4 S. OBrosch. Angestaubt, kl. Randläsuren, hds. Buchstabe a. T., leichte Lichtschatten, leichte Gbrsp. Deutsch [Attributes: Soft 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. Versand D: 5,95 EUR Literatur, französische, 19.Jh./ Literature, french, 19th century

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        1866 Wisden : Rebound without Covers

      Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1866 : Rebound without Covers This Wisden is in a lovely binding and has been well kept, it has some minor trimming and a couple of marks, mainly pencil, inside, but few and far between, book plate of Russell Bencraft (Hants CC) to the rebound page.

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        OUR HOME On The HILLSIDE, LIV. CO. N. Y. The Largest Hygienic Water Cure in the World. Austin, Herd & Co., Proprietors. [Chromolithograph Print]

      [Buffalo]: Sage, Sons & Co. Lith, (n. d.). Circa 1866. Sturdy paper. In matte board frame. Light damp-staining to edges, faint foxing; some uneven toning. Archival hinge mounts to top edge, holding print to mat board. About VG, withal.. Single sheet, printed recto only. Chromolithograph of the Dansville Water Cure institute and surrounding area, including pedestrians and carriages. Chromolithograph (not including text): 21-1/4" x 33-3/8". Sheet: 24-1/4" x 35-3/8" Lovely view of the Dansville Water Cure institute, otherwise known as the Jackson Sanitorium. The facility's physicians as printed are F. Wilson Hurd, Harriet N. Austin, and Jas. H. Jackson, and the "Physician in Chief" is Jas. C. [James Caleb] Jackson; James Hathaway Jackson was James C. Jackson's son, and Harriet N. Austin his adopted daughter, who would become a partner in the business. Travel accomodations are also noted: "Stages leave Wayland on the Buffalo, N.Y., & Erie Rail Road Three times daily for Dansville." Founded in 1854, the Dansville Water Cure struggled through successive failed ownership for several years until it was purchased by F. Wilson Hurd, who brought in James Caleb Jackson to revitalize the facility. Jackson successfully did so, turning the Sanitorium into a renowned center for holistic health, emphasizing simple nutritious foods, exercise, an "American costume" of loose apparel, and progressive politics. The Sanitorium would host such speakers as Sojourner Truth, Fredrick Douglass, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Frances Willard, Bronson Alcott, Jerry McCauley, Kate Douglas Wiggin, William Dean Howells, and Clara Barton. Barton, who was also a patient at the Sanatorium in 1876, would later go on to purchase a home in Dansville; the first chapter of the American Red Cross was founded in Dansville in 1881, in honor of Barton, who was at the time still lobbying for the organization in Washington. The Sanitorium also treated Ellen G. White's children for diptheria, and consequently become associated with the Seventh Day Adventist movement, as well as an inspiration for John Harvey Kellogg; James C. Jackson invented "granula," the precursor to modern granola, at the Sanitorium in 1863. Scarce. OCLC locates just one institutional holding.

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        Agriculture Ancient and Modern a Historical Account of its Principles and Practice 8 Volume set

      James S. Virtue, London 1866 - Lovely set of 8 'Divisions' bound as 8 volumes in decorative green cloth. Curiously the first and second volume contents and list of plates are at the back of volume 8. This may well be because originally the set was published in two volumes. Everything appears present. There are just a few flaws: Tissue guarding over full page plates is heavily browned which is, most likely, due to the paper stock as the plates themselves appear to be in beautifully preserved condition and largely free of foxing. Vol. 1 has slight slit to base of spine; Vol 7 has loose plates to the front of the book; a few tissue guards are missing or loose; there is the odd scuff to the boards; most of boards are slightly bumped at extremities but nothing severe. By and large though this is a wonderfully preserved set of a very scarce title. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed.

      Hannover, 27. XI. 1866. - 8vo. 2½ pp. on bifolium. To an unnamed addressee, on organizing and announcing his concert.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [London], 23. Januar 1866. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen J. H. Hall: „According to your request I beg to send you my autograph, and remain | Yours very truly | William Sterndale Bennett". – Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Adresse und schwarzem Trauerrand.

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        Oeuvres completes d'Augustin Fresnel publiee's par MM. Henry De Senarmont, Emile Verdet et Leonor Fresnel. Tome premier ( - troisieme)

      Imprimerie Royale 1866-70, Paris - 3 voll. in 4, pp. (4) + XCIX + 804 + (2); (4) + 864 + (2); (4) + LXXV + 752 con 1 ritr. all'antip. e 19 tavv. f. t. alcune piu' volte rip. Intonso. Diffusa ed uniforme brunitura. Cart. ed. integra ma con segni d'uso e qualche manc. ai bordi. Edizione originale che raccoglie pressoche' tutte le opere del grande fisico. La prima parte dell'opera compresa nei primi due voll. e' dedicata agli studi di fisica pura e principalmente ai lavori sulla teoria della luce. La seconda parte, contenuta nel 3o tomo, contiene molti lavori di carattere piu' tecnico, in particolare dedicati alla realizzazione di fari. La maggior parte dei lavori di Fresnel era stata pubblicata su riviste di conseguenza, l'edizione di questa monumentale opera, permise di diffondere la conoscenza di questi studi basilari. Di grande importanza per le sue scoperte in campo fisico, fu la realizzazione di particolari integrali, detti appunto di Fresnel, grazie ai quali fu possibile studiare rifessione, rifrazione, interferenza e diffrazione ITA

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        Rheinlandschaft mit Schloßruine im Abendlicht.

      Düsseldorf 1866 Öl auf Leinwand, alt gerahmt. Bildmaß: 32 x 45 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Rahmenmaß: 51 x 65 cm. Rechts unten mit *H. Lewis, 1866, Düsseldorf* signiert und datiert. Gezeigt wird eine Flußlandschaft im Abendlicht mit einer Turmruine und Personenstafffage wohl auf einer Flußinsel, einige Passanten verlassen die Insel mit Booten. Das Bild gering fleckig, gering angeschmutzt mit leichtem Craquellee, ansonsten guter Zustand, desgleichen der aufwendige alte Rahmen. ( Literatur: Thieme Becker, Band XXIII, Seite163: Lewis, Heny *1819, Newport or Scarborough, England - gestorben 1904, Düsseldorf ) Bitte beachten: Hier nur Selbstabholung bzw. selbst organisierter Abtransport, kein Versand. ( Gewicht ca. 4000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ) Versandkostenfreie Lieferung Ölgemälde, Gemälde, Rhein, Rheinlandschaft, Lewis, Henry Lewis, Google

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        History and General Description of New France. Translated, with Notes, by John Gilmary Shea.

      New York. John Gilmary Shea. 1866-1872. 4to., 28cm, in 6 volumes, The First Edition in English, limited to 250 sets, with 18 maps, 15 plates & 4 facsimiles, rubricated title pages, in the original half dark brown morocco, blind decorated raised bands, gilt titles, marbled boards and endpapers, blind ruled borders on the boards, internal perforation & blind library stamps, some wear stops on the centre on the boards and some slight wear on the board edges, institutional bookplates on the front paste down endpaper, otherwise a very good to fine sound clean set. (cgc) T.P.L. 189 Howes C-307. Sabin 12135. Field 282. Originally published in French in 1744 in three 4to volumes and later the same year reprinted in six 12mo volumes."The principal work of this great Jesuit traveller and historian and the pre-eminent authority on the French period of the west." Howes. "This work is one of the best authorities concerning various Indian tribes, some of which no longer exist." Lande. Charlevoix's account has a number of advantages - he was familiar with the land and had a feel for the story he was trying to tell; he was able to gather oral testimony which leavened the dry recitation of facts and figures; and he had access to the official archives of France. Includes important material relating to the French in the Mississippi Valley.. Hardcover.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.


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        Harper's Monthly December 1866 Forty-three Days In An Open Boat

      Harpers Monthly, 1866. soft. Fair. 6.5"" X 10"". - ORIGINAL EDITION! - Publisher-Printing Location: Harper & Brothers, New York Date and Numbering: December, 1866 Volume XXXIV, Number CXCIX Size and Page Count: 6.5 ? X 10" Tall,approx. 144 pages, the back cover with advertisements and statement of Harper s New Monthly Magazine Condition: Fair, binding good, front cover has tears worn on all edges especially at spine, rear cover is missing, some staining on cover, foxing, contents are complete. Illustrations Information: 22 wood engravings ----An excellent opportunity for the collector, researcher or historian---- Articles and Information: RARE!!!! Usually found in the later bound 6 month Volume- This is the paper back individual issue published in December 1866. This magazine contains the first appearance of Mark Twain in print in a national magazine. The article is ""Forty-three Days In An Open Boat"" pages 104-113. This predates his first book. It was published anonymously in the individual issues, and attributed to Mark Swain in the bound volumes. Poem: Ballad of Uncle Joe -By Alice Carey The secrets of Sable Island -By Charles Halleck A reminiscence of Sleepy Hollow -By Edmund Guilbert The burglary at Faustel Eversleigh The work of salvation -By Caroline Chesebro' Gilbert Charles Stuart -By Mary Titcomb Vine lane -By Wirt Sikes Good looks The twenty-third of July -By Mary Newmarch Prescott Jones's impudence -By W.H. Davenport The Virginians in Texas (chaps. I-III) -By William M. (William Mumford) Baker The last day on the porch -By Arthur Hastings Poem: Drifting -By N.G. Shepherd Santa Rosa of Lima -By Frank, Mrs. Leslie John Bright -By Moncure Daniel Conway John Eccleston's Thanksgiving -By Nora Perry Forty-three days in an open boat. Compiled from personal diaries -By Mark Swain(Twain) Poem: Hohenbaden -By C.C. Cox Behind the scenes -By Arthur Fleming To beginners in bookwriting -By John Home Editor's easy chair -By George William Curtis Monthly record of current events

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        The Anatomy of Vertebrates: 3 Vols. Vol. I - Fishes and Reptiles, Vol. II - Birds and Mammals, Vol. III - Mammals;

      Longmans, Green & Co., 1866-1868., London. - HARDBACKS, original burgundy cloth, Vol. 1 - re-backed with original spine relaid, Vol. 2 - back board repaired, Vol. 3 - expertly re-cased, gilt lettering on spines, pages: xlii, 650, 24; viii, 592; x, 915, 24 - publisher's adverts., text-figs. 452; 406; 614, tables 3, (2 folding), ex-academic library with usual plates and marks, heads, tails and corners lightly bumped and rubbed, light occasional spotting, otherwise a very fine set. This is a heavy set and may incur additional postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Singapore – Malacca – Java.

      Berlin, Springer, 1866. - Reiseskizzen. Mit 24 Tafeln, 3 Blatt, 252 Seiten, Originalleinen, 24 x 17,5 cm, Einband angestaubt, innen papierbedingt leicht gebräunt.

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        Voyages et aventures du capitaine Hatteras. Les Anglais au pôle nord - Le désert de glace.

      Paris, Hetzel (coll. "Les Mondes connus et inconnus"), 1866. - In-4°, 467p. Premier tirage réalisé en novembre 1866 et non en 1867 comme indiqué sur la page de titre. Les gravures des pages 9 et 25 sont dans leur premier état (lancement du Forward par l'avant - 4 marins buveurs). Illustré de 259 gravures et vignettes (et non 150 comme indiqué au titre) principalement par Riou. [Bottin 417]. Dos de la reliure frotté, nom de possesseur en page de garde, quelques rousseurs. Reliure demi-basane marron, dos lisse, pièce de titre manuscrite.

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        [Wealth of Nations in Russian:] Issledovaniia o prirode i prichinakh bogatstva narodov s primechaniiami Bentama, Blanki, Bukhanana, Garn'e, Mak-Kulokha, Mal'tusa, Millia, Rikardo, Seia, Sismondi I Tiurgo.

      St. Petersburg: I. I. Glazunov,, 1866. 3 volumes, octavo (202 × 134 mm). Contemporary black calf spines over black speckled boards, cloth corners, spines ruled and lettered gilt. Joints a little rubbed, gilt on spine faded; paper covering on boards a little cockled and worn, lifted in places and repaired. Pale waterstain to first few leaves of volume 1. Without pages 7-8 of volume 1 as in all recorded copies. Withal a very good set. First edition of the much-improved second Russian translation of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, reproducing the notes and apparatus from the 1843 Blanqui edition. This translation, published following the growing public dissatisfaction with an earlier version, encumbered with obsolete prose and unspecific terminology, appeared in the Library of Classical European Writers, translated by P. A. Bibikov. "The first Russian translation of the Wealth, by N. R. Politkovsky, had appeared between 1802 and 1806; in its first volume, the translator himself had referred to the difficulty of rendering Smith's specific terminology in Russian, writing that 'he vas a novice in the subject himself, although Smith also seemed to have some difficulty in elaborating his ideas with clarity'" (Tribe, p.156). "By the middle of the nineteenth century the first translation of Wealth of Nations was increasingly unsatisfactory to Russian readers working in a language that had developed considerably since the early part of the century. Â… Bibikov already had a reputation as a historian, philosopher, and literary critic, and this undoubtedly had a part in the generally high level of presentation of the translations, which have notes, indexes and supplements. However, Bibikov's translation was not made from the English original, but from Blanqui's version of Garnier's French edition, including an apparatus that drew upon the commentary of Buchanan, Garnier, McCulloch, and others, which Bibikov retained in the Russian translation" (ibid., pp. 160-161).

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        Le poëme de Saint-François

      Librairie Poussielgue et fils 1866 - - Librairie Poussielgue et fils, Paris 1866, 12x19cm, relié. - Édition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin rouge à coins, dos à cinq nerfs, date en queue, plats de couvertures conservés comportant quelques menues restaurations, tête dorée sur témoins, reliure non signée attribuée à Canape. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Franz Liszt à « Madame la Comtesse de Fleury - respectueux hommage d'un pauvre franciscain de tiers ordre ». Bel exemplaire agréablement établi. Provenance : bibliothèque du poète Armand Godoy. Cette pieuse dédicace rédigée sur l'ouvrage d'un tiers réunit, sous son apparente humilité toute franciscaine, les trois composantes essentielles de l'âme romantique de Liszt : le mysticisme, l'art et surtout l'amour. Figure fondatrice de l'osmose entre l'homme et la nature, Saint-François d'Assise séduit très tôt les Romantiques en quête d'icône médiévale. Chateaubriand lui consacre de très belles pages du second volume des Mémoires d'outre-tombe, Hugo, Lamartine, Vigny s'en inspirent et Liszt qui rejoint l'ordre franciscain en 1865 compose plusieurs œuvres qui lui sont dédiées dont le Cantico del sol di Francesco d'Assisi et Saint-François, la prédication aux oiseaux, toutes deux contemporaines de l'ouvrage d'Anatole de Ségur que Liszt offre à la comtesse de Fleury. Le Poëme de Saint-François constitue d'ailleurs un des premiers ouvrages consacrés au « Poverello » qui connut plusieurs siècles de désaveu avant cette renaissance Romantique. Liszt, très attentif aux études et représentations artistiques de Saint-François, conservera dans sa bibliothèque plusieurs ouvrages d'importance sur les Franciscains dont un exemplaire de cette vie du Saint dédicacé par Ségur à « l'abbé Liszt » en « hommage de reconnaissante admiration » (l'ouvrage fut référencé dans la bibliothèque de Liszt après sa mort). Alliant spiritualité et poésie, cette hagiographie en vers ne pouvait que séduire le compositeur des Harmonies poétiques et religieuses tout juste ordonné clerc des frères mineurs. Pourtant ce pieux ex-dono d'un « pauvre franciscain » à une comtesse elle-même dévote retirée du monde ranime un feu plus ancien et sulfureux qui consuma la jeunesse de l'auteur des Réminiscences de Robert le diable et des Méphisto-valses. La « Comtesse de Fleury » est en réalité « Duchesse » de Fleury mais Liszt la connut surtout sous le titre de Comtesse puisque, lorsqu'il la rencontre en janvier 1831 dans un Salon parisien, Adèle-Joséphine Quarré de Chelers est alors la comtesse Adèle de La Prunarède. Après une importante crise mystique, Liszt, âgé de dix-neuf ans, connaît alors ses premiers émois amoureux. Si « on sait peu de choses sur [c]es diverses aventures sentimentales [.] un nom se détache toutefois de cette succession d'amourettes : celui de la comtesse Adèle de la Prunarède » (cf. Serge Gut, in Correspondance Franz Liszt et Marie d'Agoult). Cette « capiteuse personne » de quinze ans son aînée fut ainsi la première liaison véritable du jeune compositeur. « à peine six mois après être sortie de sa léthargie contemplative, Liszt se plongeait dans les délices et les tourments de la passion sensuelle et fiévreuse » (op. cit.) qui ne sera interrompue qu'en 1832 par la rencontre avec Marie d'Agoult. Bien que Liszt ait passé avec Adèle plusieurs mois dans le château de Marlioz en Haute-Savoie, cette relation reste mal connue des biographes et historiens. Pourtant, l'importance de cette amante est attestée par la vive jalousie qu'elle inspirera à Marie d'Agoult tout au long de sa relation avec Liszt, comme en témoignent sa correspondance et son journal. Dès les premières années, les lettres de Liszt et de Marie d'Agoult sont traversées par ce fantôme menaçant. Les craintes de Marie d'Agoult, qui souffre du passé galant de Liszt, se portent particulièrement sur Adèle (la seule à n'être citée que par son prénom). Malgré les soins de Marie pour ne pas laisser paraître ses sentiments, les réponses de Liszt sont explicites : « Mlle Boscary épouse Mir [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Two paired broadsides titled "Gordon and Eyre" denouncing former Jamaican governor John Edward Eyre

      E.C. Osborne, printer, Birmingham 1866 - Two sheets measuring 690 x 1080 mm. each; neatly folded, both sheets well preserved, unmarked and quite fine. Two spectacular broadsides denouncing the conduct of former Australian explorer John Edward Eyre, in his role as governor of Jamaica during the civil unrest of 1865. Eyre is remembered as an intrepid explorer of the Australian interior, revealing vast grazing lands in New South Wales and overlanding parched country in the new colony of South Australia. Eyre departed Australia in 1844, and after a period as Lieutenant Governor of New Zealand he accepted the position of Governor of Jamaica in 1861.Eyre took up the position at a time of significant unrest. The 1838 emancipation decree had had the unwanted effect of causing widespread social displacement and acute poverty amongst the former slave population of Jamaica, and in October 1865 there was a serious riot at Morant Bay. Eyre interpreted the events as a precursor to outright rebellion and declared martial law. Brutal reprisals against the former slave population followed - with floggings, wholesale destruction of dwellings and over 600 executions.Prior to the riots Eyre had clashed with the George William Gordon, a member of the legislature of African descent. In the aftermath Eyre charged Gordon with instigating civil unrest and had him summarily tried and executed. Gordon was widely respected in Jamaica, and his execution sparked acrimonious public controversy in England: "Eyre was relieved of his governorship and recalled to England, where he became the centre of intellectual warfare between the Jamaica Committee supported by J. S. Mill, Thomas Huxley, Thomas Hughes, Herbert Spencer and others and the Eyre Defence Committee supported by Carlyle, Charles Kingsley, Tennyson, Ruskin and others. Proceedings were brought against Eyre three times, but each time dismissed; Eyre's interpretation of martial law has become a celebrated case in legal history" (ADB).This broadside, so large it had to be printed on two sheets, denounced Eyre for his defamation of Gordon following the execution, and staunchly defends the deceased man's moral integrity. Gordon's reputation was supported by prominent Jamaican citizens including missionaries, ministers, lawyers and politicians, the more important of whom have added their names.The scale and intensity of the controversy reflect the groundswell in changing attitudes to race and colonial government in English middle-class society. Ironically, Eyre was appointed protector of the Aborigines while stationed at Moorundie on the River Murray, and enjoyed a reputation for moderation during this time. Furthermore, when Eyre departed returned to England from Australia in 1844, he took two Aboriginal boys under his care to be educated at his own expense.

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        Felix Holt the Radical

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1866. 3 volumes, octavo (192 x 125 mm). Finely bound by Riviere & Son in polished tan calf, dark red and green morocco labels, spines richly gilt, covers with triple gilt rules, gilt inner dentelles, dark blue coated endpapers, top edges gilt. With the half-titles; bound without publisher's ads. Contemporary armorial bookplate and bookseller's ticket to front and rear pastedowns. Joints slightly tender, faint damptaining to bottom edges of boards. A handsomely bound set in excellent condition. First edition. Set in the familiar midland countryside of Eliot's early novels, Felix Holt deals with the upheavals of society at the time of the first Reform Act of 1832, anticipating the election scenes in her next novel, Middlemarch.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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