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        The Book of Mormon: An Account Written By The Hand of Mormon, Upon Plates taken from the Plates of Nephi

      Liverpool: Published by Brigham Young, Jun, 1866. Sixth European edition. 563pp. Sextodeimo [16.5 cm] Presentation bindings. Full diced calf with gilt stamped borders to boards and gilt stamped raised bands to the backstrip. Title gilt stamped on the backstrip. Gilt dentelles AEG. Minor rubbing to the hinges. Large contemporary decorative bookplate on the front pastedown. A beautiful copy of this uncommon printing. Flake/Draper 606.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        [MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF UNION SOLDIER JOHN CARLISLE OF COMPANY "F," 95th PENNSYLVANIAN INFANTRY]

      1866. 3 3/4 x 6 inches. Contemporary calf. Boards rubbed, minor chipping to extremities. Hinges tender, but holding. The detailed and extensive journal of John Carlisle of the Pennsylvania Infantry from 1861-66. Carlisle's entries vary from a single sentence to a full page, with recordings nearly every day. His first entry begins with his enrollment on September 12th, 1861 and records day to day troop movements and engagements with the enemy, including the Battle of Gaines' Mill. "[October 24, 1861] Regt attended the funeral of Col Baker at Washington 1028 went on review at Washington by Gen Geo B McClellan about 11,000 men in line...[December 13] A soldier of the first regt NY Cavalry was shot by a detachment of 12 men of his own Regt for trying to desert over to the Rebels...[January 5,1862] Received new Belgian rifles...[January 11] on a visit to Alexandria went in the Marshall house where Col Ellsworth was shot by Jackson while hauling down the rebel flag...[May 17] Left camp and went in the woods to reconoitre [sic] by companies. Came across 2 divisions of Rebels had a fight for about 3 hours on pickit for over night...[June 27] fine day, got marching orders called into line several times through the day, left camp at one P.M. for battle. crossed the river. Had a severe battle with the enemy at Gains Hill. Our Col, Major, Capt, and Lieut wounded. Regt returned to camp after dark...[June 30] fine day left picket at 7 A.M. and marched back 2 miles to act as rear guard for the wagons, under arms all afternoon. Heavy artillery fight around us laid on the ground for three or four hours." In December of 1862, Carlisle fell ill and was hospitalised. He was discharged for disability a few months later but re-enlisted in February of 1862 with the 112th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Entries for the last days of the war include mention of Petersburg and transport of prisoners. "[April 3, 1865] Comp in the evening at a place called chester 8 miles from Point of rocks, 12 miles from Richmond on the Petersburg and Richmond railroad...[April 4] the right of our comp (1/2) went out in the afternoon a scouting. I staid in comp with the left about 1 hour after the left of our comp and part of comp K and M fell in line and went to some coal pits, a distance of 20 miles from chester reached there 12 midnight. captured about 60 prisoners on the march, and 3 locomotives at the coal pits. after getting up steam we left the coal pits, with the prisoners on board..." Also included are an undated GAR reunion photo with the note, a carte de visite of Carlisle's brother, Godfrey, and four tintypes of Carlisle's family members. A well preserved and detailed account of the war, with good content on the movements of the Pennsylvania Regiment.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Substantive Autograph Letter Signed, in French, 4pp on small folded 8vo of blind embossed monogrammed stationery, Paris, Dec. 3, 1866

      - Broca writes on several topics including accurate newborn statistics. "The academy received no notice.from the administration on the inappropriateness of a discussion on newborns. I am one of the registered speakers; I consulted.the police's main registers (wet-nurses' office); there was no attempt at minimizing or altering the truth.results are probably better now than in 1859.but they are still deplorable.if progress seems soft, it is because it does not fit in with the special attributions and the current research of any of the members of the academy; I only decided to register because this issue , which is first and foremost a question of statistics, seemed to take a course that was more sentimental than scientific." He then discusses academy elections and appointments and returns to the discussion of newborns as a conference topic and more on colleagues. He signs, "P. Broca." Broca's early scientific works dealt with the histology of cartilage and bone, but he also studied cancer pathology, the treatment of aneurysms, and infant mortality as reflected here. In the year prior to our letter, 1865, Broca published "General Instructions on Anthropological Research," and about two years after our letter, 1868, he became Paris professor of surgical pathology and also became a member of the Legion of Honor.

      [Bookseller: Schulson Autographs, Ltd.]
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        [GROUP OF OREGON LAWS, RUNNING FROM 1850 TO 1864]

      Oregon City; Portland, 1866. 20th-century tan cloth, gilt leather labels. Cloth lightly soiled, labels chipped. Library ink stamp on titlepages; additionally, one with contemporary ownership notation, one with an embossed stamp. Light scattered soiling and wear. Good. A substantial run of the laws of the Oregon Territory, primarily printed by Asahel Bush in Oregon City, together with two early volumes of Oregon state laws. The first volume present here is considered the first comprehensive volume of Oregon Territory laws, issued after the second session of the Territorial Legislature. John B. Preston was the Oregon Territory's first surveyor general, arriving in 1851. Oregon became a state in February 1859. 1) STATUTES OF A GENERAL NATURE PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF OREGON.... Oregon City: Asahel Bush, 1851. 301pp. 2) THE STATUTES OF OREGON, ENACTED AND CONTINUED IN FORCE BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, AT THE SESSION COMMENCING 5th DECEMBER, 1853. Oregon: Asahel Bush, 1854. [4],592pp. Second leaf torn away at top, affecting caption title. 3) THE STATUTES OF OREGON. ENACTED, AND CONTINUED IN FORCE, BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, AND THE FIFTH AND SIXTH REGULAR SESSIONS THEREOF. Oregon: Asahel Bush, 1855. 653pp. 4) THE CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE AND OTHER GENERAL STATUTES OF OREGON, ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.... Oregon: Asahel Bush, 1863. 286,127,xx,iv pp. 5) THE ORGANIC AND OTHER GENERAL LAWS OF OREGON TOGETHER WITH THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION AND OTHER PUBLIC ACTS AND STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES. 1845-1864. Portland: Henry L. Pittock, 1866. 1107pp.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      New York: D. Appleton & Co.,, 1866. Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, raised bands, single rule and pictorial decoration to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, dark green endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece and 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Some occasional mild foxing, an excellent copy. First edition, second issue. This is the first obtainable issue with the Appleton cancel title page. Macmillan printed around 2000 copies of the book in 1865, but both artist and author were unhappy with the poor quality printing and insisted it was reprinted before being published. Only a few copies of this exist, Macmillan sold the rest of the print run to Appleton in New York who published a US edition using a new title page but with the first printing sheets from the London edition.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1866 & 1872. 2 works, octavo (174 x 115; 174 x 115 mm). Early 20th-century dark red crushed morocco by Root, decorative gilt spines, two-line gilt border on sides enclosing a roll tool border with an art nouveau floral motif at the corners, gilt stamp in the centre of each cover (showing Alice, the Red Queen, the White Queen, and the Cheshire Cat), all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, with the original cloth covers and spines bound-in at the end. Housed in a custom-made morocco-trimmed marbled paper slipcase. Illustrated throughout by Sir John Tenniel. With the simple book labels of the distinguished American bibliophile John Jay Paul. Extremities of slipcase a little rubbed. A very attractive set. First published editions, first issue of Through the Looking-Glass (with the misspelling of "wabe" on p. 21). Famously, the first edition of 2,000 copies of Wonderland was recalled by Dodgson, due to what either he, or Tenniel, felt to be the unsatisfactory reproduction of Tenniel's illustrations; "it has been questioned whether the first edition [of 1865] was ever published, in the strict sense of being on sale to the public and sent to the copyright libraries... Assuming that only a strict 2,000 copies were printed at the Clarendon Press, Dodgson seems to have regained all but 10 copies" (Williams, Madan & Green). For this new edition the book was entirely reset by Richard Clay and was published in November 1865, although dated "1866". It is this version which formed the basis for all future Macmillan editions. A most handsomely bound set.

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        THE VIGILANTES OF MONTANA, OR POPULAR JUSTICE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. BEING A CORRECT AND IMPARTIAL NARRATIVE OF THE CHASE, TRIAL, CAPTURE AND EXECUTION OF HENRY PLUMMER'S ROAD AGENT BAND, TOGETHER WITH ACCOUNTS OF THE LIVES AND CRIMES OF MANY OF THE ROBBERS AND DESPERADOES...

      Virginia City, M.T.: Montana Post Press..., 1866. Original printed front yellow-orange wrapper (rear wrapper lacking) bound into slightly later three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Binding a bit rubbed and shelfworn. Early ownership signature on endpapers. Very clean and fresh, and internally near fine. "Perhaps no book excells [sic] Dimsdale's in presenting the picture of the lawless conditions that characterized the mining camps of the Rocky Mountain country. The author was editor of the Virginia City MONTANA POST and a participant in the extraordinary campaign against lawlessness....Exceedingly rare" - Adams. "Not only the first, but textually the most important, book ever printed in Montana" - Howes. Dimsdale's work was originally issued in printed wrappers, and this copy retains the original front printed wrapper. Adams, however, calls the wrappers "pictorial" and says the front wrapper should have advertisements on the verso. In past copies we have seen, the wrappers are blue. In the present copy the front wrapper is yellow-orange and has no advertisements on the verso, which is blank. A legendary rarity of Montana and western outlaw books. HOWES D345, "b." MONTANA IMPRINTS 2. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 596. GRAFF 1086. STREETER SALE 2221.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Essays and Lectures on Indian Historical Subjects.

      London & Calcutta: Trübner & Co.; R.C. Lepage,, 1866. 1. A Native State and its Rulers: 2. Lord Lake of Laswaree: 3. Count Lally: 4. Havelock: 5. Hyder Ali's Last War. Octavo (183 × 113 mm). Contemporary russia prize binding for Mussoorie School, black morocco label, low, narrow gilt milled bands, compartments with lozenge centre-tool, scrolled foliate corner-pieces, school crest gilt centrally to both boards enclosed within double fillet gilt panel, gilt foliate edge roll, floral roll in blind to the turn-ins, marbled edges and endpapers. A little light shelf-wear, small patch of worming to the upper board and joint carrying through only to the hinge, presentation inscription to the first blank, light browning, but overall a very good copy. First edition, uncommon with just six locations on Copac, OCLC adding thirteen. "With the exception of the paper on Havelock … these Essays and Lectures were compiled during the course of the past year. Their publication in connected form is due to the fact that the original editions of the most of them, published in India, have been long since exhausted, and demand has arisen which the publishers are unable to supply" (Advertisement). Mussoorie School was founded in 1849 as Grant Lodge by the Rev. Robert North Maddock "an excellent classic and a strict disciplinarian. Such a school was then greatly wanted in the Hills, and many officers gladly availed themselves of it, and sent their sons to be trained by Maddock" (Warburton, Eighteen Years on the Khyber, p.6). The school was subsequently taken over by the Diocesan Board of Education. The recipient of the Second Classical Prize in 1872 was William Prest Housden, who subsequently trained at the Thomason College and became an executive engineer in the Indian Public Works Department, working in the North West Provinces and Oudh in the 1890s.

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        Pemaquid Pt. to Fletchers Neck

      London: Published by the Admiralty, 1866. Engraving. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Two joined sheets. Image size: 37 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches. An excellent admiralty chart of Casco Bay, Maine from Pemaquid Point to Fletcher's Neck, produced by the British Hydrographic Office. The British Hydrographic Office was founded in 1795 by George III, who appointed Alexander Dalrymple as the first Hydrographer to the Admiralty. He immediately set to work but it was not until 1800 that the first Admiralty chart was published of the waters around Quiberon Bay in Brittany. Unlike the U. S. Coast Survey the Hydrographic Office was given permission to sell charts to the public and they produced a great number of sea charts covering every corner of the globe. Most of the Admiralty charts produced by the Hydrographic Office delineated coastline as well as high and low water marks and recorded depth of water as established by soundings. In addition these charts included information on shoals, reefs, and other navigational hazards that plagued mariners across the world. Thanks to the innovations of Sir Francis Beaufort, who developed the Beaufort Scale of wind strength, the British Hydrographic Office became one of the leading producers of sea charts. This large chart of Casco Bay, Maine, covers the coastline from Pemaquid Point to Fletcher's Neck. Water depths and sand bars are all carefully recorded, as are the various lighthouses along the coastline, which are identified in colour. This is an important sea chart of this area and a wonderful example of the maps produced by the British Hydrographic Office.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Report of the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows in America Held in the City of Alexandria, State of Virginia, in Harmony Lodge Room, Corner of King and Columbus Streets on the Third and Fourth Days of October, 1866

      Printed by P. G. M., James McC. Crummill, Philadelphia 1866 - 32p. plus a folding table at end. Original blue wrapper. 19cm. Wrapper has a closed tear on back cover and light soiling and other wear. According to this rare early report, thirty-one Lodges were represented. Albany was the most northerly; lodges in Portsmouth and Norfolk, VA. were the most southerly. The now-little-known printer of this item is worth mentioning. *James McC. Crummill, a Philadelphian, was a founding member of Unity Lodge in Philadelphia in 1844 and served as Chairman of the first Annual Moveable Convention of the Grand United Order in America in 1845. Crummill (sometimes spelled Crummell) was also active in a number of efforts to improve the lives and secure basic human rights for his fellow African Americans. The P.G.M. before his name indicates that he was a "Past Grand Master." An online search provides a few tantalizing hints about his activities but less than one would expect, suggesting that he is someone deserving of further attention. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books, ABAA]
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        A fine example of McRae's engraving of Bruekner's painting , The Prayer at Valley Forge

      New York, 1866. 21" x 15". " Engraving, THE PRAYER AT VALLEY FORGE, (New York: John C. McRae, 1866) 21"" x 15"" on a 21.25"" x 26.75"" sheet, after the painting by H. Brueckner. Engraved by John C. McRae. Light uneven toning from a previous matting, light marginal wear, else fine condition."

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        The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin Of The Nile And Exploration Of The Nile

      Macmillan and Co 1866 - 2 Vols, XXX 395, IX (i) 384 pages, 12 full page engraved plates including coloured frontis to Vol.I also numerous text illus, large coloured folding map and single map to Vol I small closed tear to the folding map, the maps are also called for in Vol. II, corrected in later editions. Browning to outer margin edge of title page and frontis of Vol. I. Bound in the publishers green cloth, gilt lake vignette to upper board of each volume within gilt framed boards. A vg copy of an important work describing the author's discovery of Nile and the Albert N'Yanza and the source of the White Nile, includes much on big game hunting including buffalo and elephant. Baker describes a muzzle loading rifle which fires a 1/2 pound shell. Czech 15

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        The Holy Land, Egypt, Constantinople, Athens, etc. etc.

      a Series of Forty-Eight Photographs. Taken by Francis Bedford, For H.R.H. the Prince of Wales during the Tour in the East, in which, by command, he accompanied his Roayl Highness. With Descriptive Text and Introduction, by W.M. Thompson. London: Day & Son [1866]. With 48 mounted photographs, 10,6x12,9 cm. Titlepage printed in red and black in red frame. VII + 99 pp. + photographs. Headbands and corners weakly marked of use and time, inner hinges very nicely restored, otherwise well-preserved copy bound in publisher's blue cloth, spine and boards richly gilt and all edges gilt.. First edition, complete with Bedford's excellent photographs illustrating travels in 1862 by the Prince of Wales in Egypt, Syria, Turkey, and Greece. Francis Bedford [1816-94] was the first photographer to accompany a royal tour. In 1862, when he was asked by Queen Victoria to travel with the Prince of Wales, Bedford was an accomplished and respected professional photographer, with two earlier royal commissions already successfully completed.Bedford was born in London. He initially started working as a draughtsman and subsequently as a lithographer, but in 1853 he took up photography. Within a few years, he was working as a commercial photographer of landscape and architectural views. During the tour Bedford took at least two hundred photographs. The Prince of Wales subsequently acquired two sets of the images. In 1863, 172 of the photographs were exhibited, in large format, at the German Gallery in New Bond Street

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosells Antikvariat]
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        The Colonial History of The City of San Francisco: Being a Narrative Argument in the Circuit Court of the United States for the State of California, for Four Square Leagues of Land Claimed by That City and Confirmed to It by That Court

      San Francisco: Towne & Bacon, Book and Job Printers, 1866. Third edition. Leather bound. 106; 391pp. Octavo [23 cm] 3/4 dark brown leather with marbled paper over boards. Marbled endpapers. With 3 illustrated plates and 2 maps. Fair condition only. The extremities are rubbed, and the front cover detached. There is a bookseller's small ticket on the rear pastedown. The title page is detached, but present, and has had paper restoration work along the top edge. Several other pages have small paper repairs, including the maps at pp. 1 and 223. Two pages have losses from the top margins. Pp. 50-63 are almost completely detached. The pages have sporadic faint tide marks in the margins, with the largest tide marks measuring 2" wide by 1/4" deep. There are very occasional hatch marks on the pages. With a section at the front with a title page stating: "Address on the Acquisition of California by the United States. Delivered before The Corporate Society of California Pioneers, at the Academy of Music, in the City of San Francisco, on September 10th, 1866, on Occasion of the Sixteenth Anniversary of the Admission of the State of California into the Federal Union... Printed by Sterett & Cubery." Howes D614 "c." Zamorano 80 #32. A work in which the author's goal is to prove the legal existence of an organized Pueblo of San Francisco, and a work that contains a large amount of documents, many of which were destroyed or are otherwise unavailable. The third, and best edition, with much additional information gathered after the case was transferred to the U.S. Circuit Cout.

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        Yankee in Canada, with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. Octavo. (iv), 286pp. First edition, first printing. One of 1,500 copies. In addition to accounts of Canadian travel, this book contains the first appearance of Thoreau's most famous, even inflammatory, writings: "Civil Disobedience" and "A Plea for Captain John Brown." In the original green cloth decorated with blind-stamped borders and a wreath design to the covers, gilt-titled to spine. Lacking page 95/96, the half-title starting the "Slavery in Massachusetts" section. Pages 94 and 97 are stained where a clover was pressed between the book's pages. Small tear to rear endpaper, slight rubbing to corners and spine, else very good. (BAL 20117; Borst A7.1.a).

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        Fountain Savannah, Ga

      [New York, 1866. Albumen photograph from a negative taken in 1866, 10 x 13 inches, on original two-tone gilt-edged thin card mount, 16 1/8 x 20 inches, with plate title and photographer's credit. A fine copy of a stunning image from Barnard's 'Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign', an album which is one of the two greatest photographic monuments to the Civil War and 'a landmark in the history of photography' (Keith F. Davis). A contemporary reviewer wrote of this image and its companions: 'These photographs... surpass any other photographic views which have been produced in this country - whether relating to the war or otherwise' ('Harper's Weekly', 8 December, 1866, p.771) This image comes from George N. Barnard's album titled Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, embracing scenes of the occupation of Nashville, the great battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas (1866). This album, 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. Though some of Barnard's photographs in this series offer poignant reminders of the trail of destruction left across the Confederacy by General William T. Sherman's army in 1864 to 1865, the photographs in Savannah record that beautiful city's avoidance of destruction. The Confederate Army evacuation and subsequent civilian surrender saved Savannah from the destruction of bombardment and the agony of siege. This splendid fountain (Forsyth Park Fountain, which is still standing) in a peaceful park, handsomely photographed by Barnard, evokes the blessings of peace and creativity rather than the viciousness of war. Two Federal soldiers can be seen enjoying the beauty of the scene in the background. Cf. De Renne p.1317; cf. Howes B150, "b."; cf. Sabin 3462; cf. Taft Photography and the American Scene pp.232 & 486. See also: George N. Barnard Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign... with a new preface by Beaumont Newhall New York: 1977 Keith F. Davis. George N. Barnard Photographer of Sherman's Campaign Kansas City, Miss.: 1990.

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        Storegut af ... Prentat hjaa H.E. Larsen. Eiget Forlag. I Commission hjaa Carl Wang.

      Christiania 1866. [4], IV, 134 [2] s. Orig. helsjirtingb. med ryggdekor, uten ryggtittel. Bakdekkelens øvre kant med et sår i sjirtingen. Indre fremre fals med brist i papiret. For øvrig, et fint eksemplar. Uvanlig i forlagsbind

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        Congleton

      Stoke-on-Trent: Published by Day & Son Ltd, 1866. Colour-printed lithograph. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing, mild rippling, and a 7/8" tear in the right margin. Slight adhesive residue along the edge of the top margin. A quaint, scenic view of Congleton, a historic market town located in Cheshire, between the Potteries and Manchester. This print is dedicated to Sir Charles Watkin Shakerly, Bart. of Somerford Park, whose family seat was Somerford Park, near Congleton and from which this view may have been taken. Based in London where he occasionally exhibited, the landscape painter Jonathan Needham executed a number of topographical illustrations, some of which were included in Harding & Lawson's Scotland Delineated (1847-54) and J.C. Schetky's A Cruise in Scotch Waters . Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs , vol. 10, p. 131.

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        David Dellepiane, Loterie Ville de Marseille, 1899.

      Loterie Ville de MarseilleAffiche ontworpen door David Dellepiane (1866-1925), lithografie uitgegeven in 1899 door Moullot. Afmetingen (lijst): 165 x 111 cm.Het lithograferen zoals dit in 1870 door Jules Cheret werd geperfectioneerd tot een drukproces van drie verschillende stenen platen (met daarop meestal rode, gele en blauwe inkt) was een doorslaand succes.Het bleef een gecompliceerd procedé, maar de intensiteit van de kleur en de veelheid aan nuances die konden worden aangebracht, bood tot dan toe ongekende mogelijkheden. Deze uitvinding leidde er toe, beeld en tekst aantrekkelijk in groot formaat te kunnen combineren, waarmee de lithografische poster een baanbrekende innovatie werd.De poster bepaalde al snel het straatbeeld in de groeiende steden van Europa en Amerika. Parijs, Milaan en New York waren getransformeerd naar open lucht kunst galerieën en maakten de weg vrij voor het moderne reclame tijdperk.David Dellepiane volgde met deze poster voor de stad Marseille de door Alphonse Mucha in 1894 geïntroduceerde zwierige art nouveau stijl.Prijs: € 3.850,- (incl. lijst, BTW margeregeling).

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        (1) On a new method of treating compound fracture, abscess, etc., with observations on the conditions of suppuration. (2) On the antiseptic principle in the practice of surgery.

      London, 1866-1867. Lister, Joseph (1827-1912). (1) On a new method of treating compound fracture, abscess, etc., with observations on the conditions of suppuration. In Lancet 1 (1867): 327-329, 357-359, 387-389, 507-509; 2 (1867): 95-96. (2) On the antiseptic principle in the practice of surgery. In Lancet 2 (1867): 353-356. Together 2 volumes. 270 x 188 mm. Modern half calf, marbled boards. Fine. First Editions. As head of the surgical wards at Glasgow?s Royal Infirmary, Lister was appalled by the forty percent mortality rate among surgical patients, most of it caused by gangrene, erysipelas, septicemia and other post-operative infections. After studying this problem he came to believe that wound suppuration was a form of putrefaction and was confirmed in his belief by the writings of Pasteur, who had recently proved that putrefaction was a fermentative process caused by living microorganisms. Lister adopted carbolic acid as a weapon against microorganisms after learning of its efficacy in sewage treatment and used it in eleven cases of compound fracture, nine of which recovered. He then applied his antiseptic techniques to the treatment of abscesses with similar success. Lister described his remarkable achievements in his classic series of reports, ?On a new method of treating compound fracture,? his first work on the antiseptic principle in surgery. The reports include two novel observations on the healing capacities of tissues protected from infection: first, that a carbolized blood clot becomes organized into living tissue by ingrowth of surrounding cells and blood vessels; and second, that portions of dead bone in an aseptic wound are absorbed by adjacent granulation tissue. In ?On the antiseptic principle in the practice of surgery,? Lister gladly acknowledged his debt to the writings of Pasteur, which had revealed to him both the causes of wound sepsis and the key to their elimination from hospitals. Garrison-Morton.com 5634, 5635. Printing and the Mind of Man 316c.

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        Brand. Et dramatisk Digt.

      Kjøbenhavn, Gyldendal, 1866. Samt. rødt hldr. m. rig ryforgyldning. Hjørner en anelse slidt og indvendig enkelt brune platter, ellers ren og frisk. Et meget nydeligt eksemplar.. Den ikke almindeligt forekommende originaludgave af værket, der gjorde Ibsen berømt i videre kredse. First edition of the work that caused Ibsen worldwide fame. Not common - especially not in as nice condition as here

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE ALFRED DE MUSSET - 10 VOLUMES EN 10 TOMES / 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 - T.1+2. POESIES - T.3+4+5. COMEDIES - T.6+7. NOUVELLES ET CONTES - T.8. CONFESSIONS - T.9. MELANGES - T.10. OEUVRES POSTHUMES / 8 photos disponibles.

      CHARPENTIER 1866 - RO20201586: 10 VOLUMES EN 10 TOMES: VII + 362 + 366 + 462 + 416 + 426 + 382 + 345 + 382 + 416 + 338 pages - contre-plats jaspés - dos à 4 nerfs frottés - coins frottés - epidermures sur les coins et au dos - auteur, titre, tomaison, titre du tome et roulettes dorés au dos - nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc hors texte sous serpente - tome 8: 3 gravures en noir et blanc hors texte - tome 10: frontispice en noir et blanc sous serpente - 8 photos disponibles. EDITION ORNEE DE 28 GRAVURES D'APRES LES DESSINS DE M. BIDA - D'UN PORTRAIT GRAVE PAR M. FLAMENG D'APRES L'ORIGINAL DE M. LANDELLE ET ACCOMPAGNEE D'UNE NOTICE SUR ALFRED DE MUSSET, PAR SON FRERE - T.I+II. POESIES - T.3+4+5. COMEDIES - T.6+7. NOUVELLES ET CONTES - T.8. CONFESSIONS - T.9. MELANGES - T.10. OEUVRES POSTHUMES. In-8 Relié cuir dos-coins. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.08-XIX ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Geschichte von Nassau von den ältesten Zeiten bis auf die Gegenwart, auf der Grundlage urkundlicher Quellenforschung 7 Bände in 5 Büchern (komplett) von F. W. Th. Schliephake (Bde. 1-4). (ab Bde. 5. Fortgesetzt von K. Menzel.)

      Wiesbaden, C. W. Kreidel´s Verlag 1866. VII, 485; 477; 504 S. / 316 S. / 623 S. 566 S. / 998 Seiten mit Karten, Schrift: Fraktur gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen, Band 6 Rückdeckel mit größerem Wasserschaden, sonst Exemplare in gutem Erhaltungszustand Nassau Versand D: 4,50 EUR Landeskunde / Hassiaca / Hessen / Herzogtum / Herzogthum Nassau / Nassovica / Chronik / Heimatbuch / Heimatkunde / Heimatgeschichte / Nassauische Geschichte / Lokal- und Regionalgeschichte / Nassauer Land /, Stadtgeschichte / Stadtbeschreibung / Städtebilder / Stadtansicht / Städte / Stadtporträt / Stadtportrait /

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        Tremont House

      Jevne & Almini.. [ 1866].. Tinted lithograph, image approximately 8 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches. Three binding holes at left edge, with small paper loss at one binding hole and 1/4 inch tear (repaired) at another binding hole; short tear (repaired) at lower margin, three short edge tears at upper edge, a very few light foxing spots in upper image. Overall good to very good condition. Lithographic view of Chicago by Louis Kurz from the series Chicago Illustrated with descriptive material by James W. Sheahan. Published in installments by Jevne & Almini (1866). Each of the thirteen installments, issued in paper wraps, contained four tinted lithographs printed by the Chicago Lithographing Company. These lithographs represent scarce pre-fire views of the city, this portraying the enormous Tremont House with its grand entrance at busy intersection suggestive of a prosperous and cultured city. .

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1866 - 1866 Wisden Rebind without Covers - 3rd Edition. Very Good.

      1866. 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.

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        The Holy Land, Egypt, Constantinople, Athens, etc. etc.

      1866 1866 - a Series of Forty-Eight Photographs. Taken by Francis Bedford, For H.R.H. the Prince of Wales during the Tour in the East, in which, by command, he accompanied his Roayl Highness. With Descriptive Text and Introduction, by W.M. Thompson. London: Day & Son [1866]. With 48 mounted photographs, 10,6x12,9 cm. Titlepage printed in red and black in red frame. VII + 99 pp. + photographs. Headbands and corners weakly marked of use and time, inner hinges very nicely restored, otherwise well-preserved copy bound in publisher's blue cloth, spine and boards richly gilt and all edges gilt. * First edition, complete with Bedford's excellent photographs illustrating travels in 1862 by the Prince of Wales in Egypt, Syria, Turkey, and Greece. Francis Bedford [1816-94] was the first photographer to accompany a royal tour. In 1862, when he was asked by Queen Victoria to travel with the Prince of Wales, Bedford was an accomplished and respected professional photographer, with two earlier royal commissions already successfully completed.Bedford was born in London. He initially started working as a draughtsman and subsequently as a lithographer, but in 1853 he took up photography. Within a few years, he was working as a commercial photographer of landscape and architectural views. During the tour Bedford took at least two hundred photographs. The Prince of Wales subsequently acquired two sets of the images. In 1863, 172 of the photographs were exhibited, in large format, at the German Gallery in New Bond Street. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Narrative of an expedition to the Zambesi and its tributaries; and of the discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa. 1858-1864.

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1866 - First American edition, 8vo, pp. xxi, 638, 6 (ads); folding map, double- page wood-engraved frontispiece, title-page vignette, 36 wood-engraved illustrations (12 full-page); original brown cloth covers bound in at the back; joints rubbed, else a very good copy in somewhat later three-quarter brown morocco, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-decorated spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Rocky Mountains (Lander's Peak)

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. („FvFlotow").

      Wien, 26. Oktober 1866. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An den Komponisten und Librettisten Richard Genee (1823–1895): „[.] Nur immer frisch darauf los, Sie müssen Ihr schönes Talent nicht versauern lassen, und sind einer der Vertreter des graziös oder wenn Sie wollen ‚anständig-komischen Genre’s[’], das in Paris durch die opéra comique so brillant vertreten ist und in Deutschland leider nur hier und dort zur Geltung kommt. Ich hoffe, daß wenn Sie mit der Zilda zurecht kommen und ich in Folge dessen einige Tage in Prag verweilen werde, Sie schon längst im Besitze von L’opera a la cour sind und mir Ihren Plan mittheilen können und ein Gedanke giebt [!] den anderen, und da kommt dann oft recht Gutes heraus [.]".

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        The Atlantic Telegraph

      Day & Son Limited, London 1866 - Original blind and gilt-stamped decorative cloth, all edges gilt. Professionally restored spine, binding is tight and square with light stains, endpapers replaced. Color lithograph title page, chart of the voyage and 24 tissue-guarded lithographed plates after paintings by Robert Dudley. Library number and stamp on title page, no other marks or inscriptions. Some mild foxing. vi, 117 pp.+ 4pp. advertisements. 29,5 x 21,5 cm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fliegende blatter: 32 volume set (banden): (vol. 44, 1866-1871; vols. 64-95; 1886-1917)

      Braun & Schneider, 1866-1867; 1886-1917. Hardcover. Acceptable. 32 volumes bound in 43. Contains: vol. 44, 1866-1871; and then volumes: 64-95; 1886-1917) 28 cm. A German periodical of wit and humor for a bourgeois audience. 27 volumes rebound in black buckram, these volumes have good bindings and covers. 14 volumes have old 1/2 leather over marbled boards; the leather of these volumes is very dry and brittle and the boards are detached. SOLD WITH ALL FAULTS. Half of 1917 is a loose collection of individual issues in a custom box. Library stamps and markings. Pages generally clean and unmarked. Numerous adds and illustrations. Please review our pictures and ask additional questions. Due to the extreme weight, international buyers must contact us prior to shipment for shipping costs. The Fliegende Blatter ("Flying Leaves"; also translated as "Flying Pages" or "Loose Sheets") was a German weekly non-political humor and satire magazine appearing between 1845 and 1944 in Munich. Many of the illustrations were by well-known artists such as Wilhelm Busch, Count Franz Pocci, Hermann Vogel, Carl Spitzweg, Julius Klinger, Edmund Harburger, Adolf Oberlander and others. "The Fliegende Blätter, [deserves] status in three different categories: First: they are the oldest of those German satirical leaflets which raised the equalisation of text and illustration to the level of conscious agenda. Second: they are the longest-running exemplar of their particular kind. Begun in 1845 they appeared without hiatus for one hundred years thereafter. Only in 1944, in the final catastophe of the second World War, did they succumb. Third: they are easily the most richly and intensively illustrated German periodical of this kind. Pictures â€?" sometimes several pictures â€?" are to be found on nearly every page. The individual issues, each about eight pages long, appeared weekly, for years undated. Twenty-six at a time would be bound into a volume. Understandably, the number of authors of the often outstandingly ironic and sarcastic texts, as well as the illustrators of the masterfully pointed and pithy pictures, climbed into the hundreds. A hundred years of German history: the Fliegende Blatter are without question unique among the periodical genre in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They hold in store detailed information on politics as well as culture and society. With equal measure of elegance and abandon, they mock Bavarian, German, and European attitudes and events, great and small. They offer, in their own field, an inexhaustible collection of curious and a kaleidoscope of the years between the Democracy of pre-1848 and National Socialism; from Metternich through Wilhelm II to Hitler; in short: between emergence and collapse. Thus, they number among the most superb centrepieces of the German archive." -Alfred Estermann

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        KOHEKI NOKOH ZEN SHO. COMPLETE TREATISE ON AGRICULTURE.

      Osaka [1866], Hakubunkan. Yellow stitched embossed stiff wrs. 11 vols, Japanese text, 15.3 x 22 cm., 34+47+37+34+36+46+32+. 32+41+38+36 +3pp. double-folded leaves, profuse b.w. plates,. most likely printed off the old 1696 woodblocks. R A R E !. A valuable & secret work, outlining the techniques of how to make some of the most essential products used in Japan [and China]. * Traditionally the art & technique of making such basic products was guarded by the tradesmen. Families carried on the same trade for generations, and strictly passed down these exclusive techniques only to one's heir or disciple. * This work is one of the earliest published and complete "how to" texts to break with that tradition of silence and fully describing these techniques and the associated technology. * A complete discussion, with illustrations of the plants, tools, great presses, and other machinery and technology associated with the production of sugar, Sake [rice wine], oils, lacquer, Tofu, noodles from flower, cotton and hemp. * Not only a technology, but a superb botanical, a "how to grow" also a text on how to identify which parts of plants are used & at what time in their growth cycle. This is also a commercial botanical, for cash crops for would-be growers. * This careful study outlines how to plan, make and use of the plants and moreover how to extract the vital fluids to effect manufacture of the finish product. * By and large Japanese native plants were used, each related plant used is pictured in color, as a mature tree, showing the flower, leaves, fruit and useful parts are clearly identified. *** THE CONTENTS: Volume 1 begins with discussion of the lacquer tree. How to extract the resin, what tools are employed, with pictures of each tool and appliance. It continues with the technique for the extraction of oil [sap] in the form of a large plank is used with successive wedges pounded in to put pressure against the berries, all wedges & tools shown in detail. Other methods include steaming of the berries, or grating against a great grader with steel blade, the result is boiled, then pressed with a great wedge-like beam with wedges hammered in to exert pressure. In one technique, a great water wheel is employed in a series of pestle-like hammers to crush some dried berries, while other rotating boxes are also attached to the same water wheel to sift and dry the grains. This primitive machine was skillfully and completely made from wood. ** Volume 2 continues with the making of sugar from sugar cane. The plant is shown in color as are all plants used, with the associated buckets, presses, dryers, boiling sheds, and two pictures of what looks like a foreign-made boiler or separator with each part is carefully identified & labeled for reproduction by Japanese. The Japanese had almost no steel for machinery at this time but did have a very limited access to copper for such projects, but were still very late in using steel for such machinery or complicated items. Since sugar cane growth was limited to Okinawa and the Southern-most parts of Japan, sugar from this source was limited in supply and distant. A native kind of "sugar beet" was also employed and could be grown in Northern climes. * The work continues in the same vein, illustrating & outlining a host of other valuable & useful plants to make Sake [from fermented rice], Soy sauce and Tofu from soy beans, and of special interest is the making of buck-wheat noodles. The whole process is carefully illustrated ending in the hanging to dry the nearly 2 meter lengths of noodles on the rack, and final packaging. * The next major food was Tofu. The basic technique involved the boiling of the soy beans, to extract the milk. The tools are wooden boxes with holes to allow excess water to flow out through fine silk mesh, after the Nigari a kind of "bitters" or alum like material was added to make the hot milk congeal into solid. The details of the box, its size & location of holes are carefully drawn in instructional sketches, followed by the techniques, temperatures &c. Hemp is the next product discussed, having been grown and used in Japan for ages. Its uses were for clothing fiber as well as rope-making. * The method of extracting the fiber from the famous cannabis-satavia [marijuana] is outlined & illustrated. The last plant discussed is cotton. With lovely color pictures of all parts of the plant, cultivating and harvest processes, hand-ginning &c. Lastly are the agricultural tools used, long handle hoes, rakes & other implements carefully drawn with sizes and uses. * Each volume also has a chart at the front showing what provinces and villages are producing which products and in what quantities, with statistics. Since this work discusses essential products, its understandable that the Japanese could not function without these basic & essential products. * LACQUERE TREE Lacquer was used for bowls, boxes and in art manufactures. Sake was of course, the national drink after tea, Tofu was the main source of protein for the poor and lower classes who could not afford or did not have access to fish or meat [land-locked communities]. Noodles also a national product was consumed in large quantity during the whole year, thus the ability to dry and save noodles was important to their diet. * OIL EXTRACTION Oils were also essential and needed to cook, fry, lubricate much of Japan. The whole work is truly a magnificent and graphic record of early pre-industrial Japan. * This is also a great late record of the primitive wooden machines and manual techniques employed on the eve of the industrial revolution, which hit Japan just after 1900, some seven years after the publication of this work. Its probably the last look at the ancient & traditional methods, of producing Japan's famous native products. * One gets the distinct impression that Miyazaki published this book with the idea that it would also be important to record for posterity the old native ways before they were replaced by steel machines run by steam, and later electricity. * ILLULSTRATED: The work is so meticulous and written & illustrated in such detail, that one can easily feel that Miyazaki had a premonition of the eminent major changes in the next few years. Living in Tokyo and near-by Yokohama, perhaps he had seen what had happened to other trades under the influence of foreign contact, which caused major changes to Japan as foreign science and technology entered via Yokohama & Tokyo which impacted all phases of native Japan culture & business. *** THE EDITOR: Miyazaki Yasuda [1623-1697] was an agriculturist, born in Hiroshima, who served Lord Tadayuki Kuroda, Lord of Chikuzen Clan. He toured various provinces and made a firsthand study of agricultural conditions and problems. Upon return, he made attempts to introduce land reforms based on Confucian ideology. He is regarded as on of the three great agriculturists of his time. This title is ENCYCLOPEDIA ON FARMING, completed one year prior to his death. See: Japan Biographical Encyclopedia & Who's Who, p.889. *** CONDITION: Covers a trifle rubbed at extremities & corners, contained in an indigo-blue folding Chitsu case, with bone clasps, original title slips, contents bright hand-printed by woodblocks on very white clean Washi hand-made paper. . OSAKA 1896 EDITION: This is bound in the original yellow blind-stamped swastica & bell-patterned stiff stitched covers, 15.2 x 22 cm. Each cover has the title label stating "SAIBAN NOGYO ZENSHO", and a brushed personal library # in the upper right corner, with a cinnabar Hanko/seal in the upper right corner of the first page in each volume reading Sakuramatsu, likely the former collector's name. . The covers of vol.1 are dusty, with a red title page, the balance of the set is by and large clean with a few minor rubs here or there, contents bright, clean.. . * TITLE: Ahead of title is KOHEKI, then the title continues: NOKOH ZEN SHO [Edgren expresses a variation in the Romanization of title], both are one in the same book. * AUTHOR: Miyazaki Yasusada [1623-1697], and also Kaibara Rakuken [1625-1702] [aka Gakuken], see Edgren's note p.261], which is correct, being a slight variation on Miyazaki. There is a slight variant to the author's first name, which is common as he used several "Go" or "Studio" names. The co-author is correct. *** REFERENCES: J. Edgren: CATALOGUE OF THE NORDENSKIOLD COLLECTION OF JAPANESE BOOKS IN THE ROYAL LIBRARY, p.260, #796. * Rosny: 279/67 * KS 6-468 * KERLEN, H.: CATALOGUE OF PRE-MEIJI JAPANESE BOOKS & MAPS IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS IN THE NETHERLANDS, p.498, #1182 he lists the 1815 edition only, in 11 volumes. * KSM: (Nogyo)6-648-4 * Kraft: vol.1, no.563. * JAPAN BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA AND WHO'S WHO. 1964-1965, p.889, states this was a 10 volume set, perhaps they refer to a first edition, our 1684 edition is 11 numbered volumes. *** NOT IN: . Bartlett . Walker . Dawes . Mitchell . Toda . Roberts *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        (APRIL 2, 1866. - DECLARING THE INSURRECTION AT AN END IN CERTAIN STATES OF THE UNION.) BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A PROCLAMATION

      Washington, D.C. April 2, 1866.. 2pp. Single folio sheet. Small chip to left edge, a couple tiny holes affecting no text, light edge toning. Very good. An important presidential proclamation, in its official printing, declaring the end of the Civil War in most of the former Confederate states, namely Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Florida. Interestingly, this proclamation did not declare an end to the "insurrection" in Texas; President Johnson officially declared an end to hostilities in Texas a few months later, on Aug. 20, 1866. As such, this present document is an important intermediate step in the official end of the war. A rare document, with no copies listed in OCLC.

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        Sr. K.K. Hoheit Kronprinz Rudolf von Österreich.

      Wien J Eichhorn wohl vor 1866 - Lithografie mit Tonplatte nach G. Zafaurek bei Reiffenstein und Rösch, Bildausschnitt 39,5 x 53,5 cm. Dekoratives großes Blatt, zeigt den jungen Kronprinz Rudolf zu Pferde mit seinem Erzieher Graf Leopold Gondrecourt in Uniform sowie einem weiteren Begleiter; links im Hintergrund der Heldenplatz mit dem Reiterstandbild von Prinz Eugen, die Hofburg und mittig der Stephansdom; das Blatt dürfte spätestens 1866 entstanden sein, da Graf Gondrecourt als Erzieher des jungen Erzherzogs ob seiner Erziehungsmethoden entlassen wurde; mehrere kleinere Randläsuren, ein Einriss im unteren Rand alt hinterlegt, mit Sammlungsstempel unterhalb der Darstellung.

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        Buch das gut, enthaltend den Gesang....

      Wien, Oesterreich: Kaiserliche wie auch königliche Buchdruckerei 12mo (17.5 cm; 7"). Frontis., 209, [1] pp., 1 plt.. 1866 [with] Catholic Church. Catechism. Buch das gut, enthaltend den Katechismus, Betrachtung.... Wien, Oesterreich: Kaiserliche wie auch königliche Buchdruckerei, 1866. 12mo (17.5 cm; 7"). Frontis., 146 pp., plt., [1] f., pp. [5]?-109, [3] pp. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's set. America's great early lyric poet seems to have had an interest in the Micmac, perhaps dating from his days as a student at Bowdoin College but certainly from when he began conceiving Evangeline and its story of the Acadians who lived among and intermarried with the Micmac. Fr. Christian Kauder (b. 1817) was a Luxembourger priest who worked for ten years as a missionary among the Micmac in eastern Canada: In 1866 he produced a hymnal, a catechism, and a devotional volume (containing prayers for various occasions and excerpts from the breviary and missal) all in Micmac hieroglyphs with occasional headings in German in Roman characters. => Offered here is the complete set of three works. The trio was issued in two versions: 1) with all three works bound together and the Betrachtung full-paginated to p. 111, and 2) as here, in two volumes, the Gesangbuch separately and the Katechismus and Betrachtung together with the latter work having the final three leaves unpaginated. (See Pilling, Algonquian, on this matter of the multiple methods of issue). => This is the first edition of the issue/state of the texts in two volumes. The highly developed system of characters used in these books was invented by Fr. Chrestien Le Clercq (b. 1641) and was used beginning in the late 17th century by the Micmac for both religious and nonreligious texts, written on birch bark. In this production, the Micmac characters are printed on blue-green paper. Provenance: Owned by H.W. Longfellow with "Micmac Language" in his hand on the recto of the frontispiece of the Gesangbuch and "Micmac Language New Brunswick" in his hand on the recto of the frontispiece of the other volume. Each volume bound in black oilcloth wallet-style with a natural cloth tie; some adhesion of old paper to the exteriors of the bindings. Internally very attractive clean, and with a => wonderful provenance.

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        List of Marks and Brands Recorded in the Recorder's Office of Tulare County, Cal., from the 9th day of March A.D. 1864 to the 31st day of January A.D. 1866 [manuscript caption title]

      [Visalia, Ca 1866 - 8pp. manuscript on folio leaves. Gilt seal of the Tulare County Recorder's Office affixed to final page. Docketed in manuscript on the verso of the final leaf. Two small holes punched in left edge, and two small holes punched in top margin. Worn around the edges with several small closed tears. Final three leaves with some marginal dampstaining. An Important Early California Brand Manuscript A very interesting and attractive manuscript document recording cattle brands for several ranchers in Tulare County, California. Located at the southern end of the Central Valley, with its county seat at Visalia, Tulare County is known for its agricultural production and its stock raising. This document contains the certification and seal of the county recorder, Thomas J. Shackleford, attesting that it is a true copy of all the cattle brands recorded for the county between March 9, 1864 and January 31, 1866. The list is ordered chronologically, and includes sixty-two brands and forty marks for more than eighty named cattle ranchers. Among the ranchers are several women, including Harriet Clapp, Susan Wallace, and Lucy Barnes. The final decades of the nineteenth century saw a growth in the use of printed western brand books, but such manuscript records are uncommon. A relatively early record of California cattle brands, and an attractive document. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        LIST OF MARKS AND BRANDS RECORDED IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE OF TULARE COUNTY, CAL., FROM THE 9th DAY OF MARCH A.D. 1864 TO THE 31st DAY OF JANUARY A.D. 1866 [manuscript caption title]

      [Visalia, Ca, 1866. Two small holes punched in left edge, and two small holes punched in top margin. Worn around the edges with several small closed tears. Final three leaves with some marginal dampstaining. Good. A very interesting and attractive manuscript document recording cattle brands for several ranchers in Tulare County, California. Located at the southern end of the Central Valley, with its county seat at Visalia, Tulare County is known for its agricultural production and stock raising. This document contains the certification and seal of the county recorder, Thomas J. Shackleford, attesting that it is a true copy of the all the cattle brands recorded for the county between March 9, 1864 and Jan. 31, 1866. The list is chronological and includes sixty-two brands and forty marks for more than eighty named cattle ranchers. Among the ranchers are several women, including Harriet Clapp, Susan Wallace, and Lucy Barnes. The final decades of the 19th century saw a growth in the use of printed western brand books, but such manuscript records are uncommon.

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        The Argosy. A magazine of tales, travels, essays, and poems. Vols I to XVI.

      Strahan & Co. 1866-1873 - Front. in vols I, IV, vignette title in vol. I, plates; occasional foxing, heavy in places but largely good & clean. Uniformly bound in half calf, raised bands, compartments in gilt, black morocco labels; sl. rubbed but overall a handsome set. The Argosy was established by Alexander Strahan with Isa Craig as its first editor. Launched with the serialisation of Charle?s Reade?s Griffith Gaunt, Strahan reacted to the public outcry caused by this tale of bigamy by selling The Argosy to Mrs Henry Wood who assumed the role of editor. Wood used the magazine, published monthly, to publish her own works including the Johnny Ludlow stories and her novels Anne Hereford, Roland Yorke and others. There were also contributions from other notable authors including George MacDonald, Anthony Trollope and James Grant. The Argosy continued after Wood?s death in 1887 and finally ceased publication in 1901 having been purchased by Macmillan. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Prince's Progress and Other Poems

      London 1866 - Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Hardcover. First edition. A very nice presentation copy from Christina's artist and poet brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti, inscribed "To John H. Pollen from his friend D.G. Rossetti 1867." John Hungerford Pollen (1820-1902) was an artist and writer, and later an assistant keeper at the South Kensington Museum. Pollen specialized in mural painting and was one of the group who worked on the decoration of the Oxford Union debating hall in 1857 along with Rossetti, Morris, and Burne-Jones. This is also an exceptionally lovely copy of Christina Rossetti's second book, published four years after her very popular Goblin Market. This second work was unfortunately not nearly as well received. The poems are typical of Rossetti, being melancholy and sometimes mystical. There are also nine devotional poems. Bound in the original green cloth with a gilt design by Dante Gabriel Rossetti on the front and rear boards and gilt title and author to spine. Except for slight bumping to corners and edges of spine, the binding is near fine. Rear hinge is tender but text block is tight. The interior is very clean and bright with the usual light aging to the margins. There is no foxing. There are two beautiful designs by Dante Rossetti, a full page frontispiece and a half-page on the title page. There is a small stamp on the rear pastedown from the binder, Burns. Very good plus condition. Housed in grey-green cloth slipcase. Small octavo. 216 pages. PRERAPH/012016. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Kelmscott Bookshop, ABAA]
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