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        [PAINTING OF A RABBI]

      1st Edition. Oil on Wood. Signed by artist upper right. Framed. 8.5 x 9 inches. Hungarian artist Alfred Lakos (1870-1961) was one of the most prominent Jewish painters of his time. A contemporary of Isidor Kaufmann, Lakos's approach to his Jewish subjects was one of respect, seeking to emphasize the nobility of the Jewish people in art. For this, his impressionistic, naturalistic style was well suited. Very Good Condition. (PAINT-1-7)

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        [Manuscript]: Young Woman's Eye-Witness Account of The Second Battle of Memphis (August 21, 1864) as Recorded by Hannah Elizabeth Collins, who was present on the Campus of the State Female College during the Battle

      [Memphis, Tennessee, 1870. Near Fine. Manuscript account written on rectos only in ink on sixteen 8" x 10" leaves of laid paper. Blank verso of the last sheet is lightly toned and with two small stains, but otherwise the manuscript is fine. A neatly written memoir of approximately 2300 words describing General Nathan Bedford Forrest's daring raid on Union-occupied Memphis and the ensuing battle that raged around and on the campus of the State Female College in August, 1864. Though the work is unsigned, and presumably written not long after the War, the author identifies herself at the time of the battle as: "a girl of sixteen, looking with eager eyes upon the living history daily enacted before her, [who] lived with her father, Rev. Charles Collins, formerly of Portland, in one of several large buildings located upon the college campus. This place was situated in this southern suberb [sic] between the picket line and the city, and was surrounded on all sides by camps of various regiments -- almost deserted now -- the able-bodied men being with Smith marching towards Oxford ... ."An expedition of Union troops under General A. J. Smith had just been sent south in an attempt to capture General Forrest, rumored to be quartered in Oxford, Mississippi. This left Memphis vulnerable, with, as she describes it, "only a few able-bodied men ... left to guard camp, and one or two regiments of a hundred day men whose time was about expired." General Forrest had managed to slip away from Oxford and attack Memphis, in an attempt to capture Union generals posted there and to liberate Confederate prisoners from the Irving Block Prison. Hannah Collins recounts the day of the battle in and around the grounds of the College in graphic detail: "For two hours the firing was incessant and fierce battle raged." She and her family were ushered out of the back of a campus building, "we crept out, passing through long corridors, exposed to considerable danger from the bullets which came flying from the doorways and windows ..." and were piloted, "as shells flew screaming and shrieking over our heads ..." to a place of safety in the cottage of a nearby neighbor.Union and Confederate troops continued to fight in the area, and Forrest's attack on Irving Block Prison ultimately failed when Union troops stalled his men at the State Female College. Nonetheless, the battle resulted in a victory for Forrest, who withdrew taking 500 prisoners, supplies, and horses. "When the firing had entirely ceased," and Hannah and her family made their way back to the College: "the sadness of the tragedy overpowered all other feeling. As we came to our front gate, behind each one of the giant oaks ... lay the dead body of a poor grey clad soldier, most of them young men who had gone out from Memphis in the early years of the war ... and this was their first home-coming ... As we passed into the shelter of the house, we found the long corridor lined on either side with mattresses, and on each lay a wounded soldier, some moaning and sighing in pain and some silent from insensibility. Just at the door of my room at the head of the stairs a soldier lay dead, the blood from the wound in his temple making a deep crimson stain on the bare floor." Hannah also describes the Union dead: "Not so fortunate the poor boys in blue, 'only privates' alas! They were buried side by side in nameless graves so close to the dusty roadside that in a few -- a very few -- years the wagons passed over them, all signs of the spot obliterated, and now their graves no man knows." In addition, she gives a vivid account of how the two Union Generals (Washburn and Hurlbut) managed to escape thanks to the quick actions of Lieutenant Colonel Star, "whose regiment camped just back of the College campus." She describes Star's death as "the saddest tragedy of that tragical morning."A seemingly unpublished, compelling, and historically important eye-witness account by a southern woman caught at the center of a Civil War battle.

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        1870 William Lloyd Garrison Autograph Letter Signed, Advocating for Temperance at Celebrations

      1870 - This wonderful letter was written to Garrison's friend, T. B. Drew, in early December of 1870 - three weeks prior to the Pilgrim Society's Celebration of the 250th anniversary of the landing at Plymouth. Garrison had recently been invited to the Celebration, and he accepted, "hoping that my health will be such as to warrant my attendance on an occasion of such historical interest." A decades-long activist and supporter of the temperance movement, Garrison continued, "For many years, I have declined participating in festive celebrations where I had every reason to believe that wines and other intoxicating drinks would be provided for the occasion. Whether the same provision will be made at the Pilgrim Celebration on the 22nd inst. remains to be seen; but I have written to Judge Russell on the subject, expressing the hope that the Committee of Arrangements may be induced to disregard a custom which is "more honored in the breach than in the observance." Assuredly, it will be historically creditable if it can be recorded that, on the 250th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims, no intoxicating stimulants were resorted to, even in response to the "sentiments" offered on the occasion. Why the wine-glass should be carried to the lips every time a "sentiment" is uttered, I cannot understand, aside from the stimulant contained in it; for it is a ceremony equally absurd and inappropriate, to say nothing of its demoralizing tendencies." Though the most vehement fight of Garrison's career, that against slavery, had ended nearly eight years earlier, it was clearly still a part of his life - he felt the need to point out to Drew that "Ten years ago, when anti-slavery testimonies were of such importance, I should have deeply regretted the choice of Mr. Winthrop [former Speaker of the House and Senator Robert C. Winthrop, who did not share Garrison's views on abolition] to deliver the Pilgrim Oration at Plymouth; but now that slavery is abolished, such a choice is of very little significance." Garrison closed by recounting that one of his sons had joined them for Thanksgiving, and wished the other had been able to make it. He wished Drew and his wife well before signing, "Very heartily yours, Wm. Lloyd Garrison." William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) was an abolitionist, journalist, and advocate for temperance, pacifism, and women's rights. He helped to found the American Anti-Slavery Society, and is best remembered as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator. Written on three pages of a single sheet of lightly ruled white writing paper in Garrison's neat script. Measures approximately 8" x 10" when unfolded. Condition: A few short separations at the edges of the folds and scattered light soil. Generally in very good condition and eminently legible. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Falls of Montmorency. [Quebec in the Distance]. Hand-coloured aquatint,

      publishedby Ackermann & Co., London. [1833]. restrike c.1870?, - print size: 22.5x30 1/4"; image size: 17 1/8"x 26 3/8"; from the original plate 1830 butissued (pulled) later, 1870/80?, beautifully coloured, in brilliantcondition. Spendlove pp46-51; plate 69.

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        Viciously satirical anti-African-American, anti-15th Amendment broadside, "Hedgehog's Grand Combination of the Powers of Darkness."

      No publisher identified, Probably printed in Philadelphia 1870 - This striking handbill printed in a variety of fonts and measuring 6" x10" is in very nice condition. It reads, in part: "Hedgehog's grand combination of the powers of darkness, will exhibit at Jake Key's Roost, Thursday evening, May 5th, 1870. Programme . . . The whole to conclude with Hedgehog's celebrated feat of swallowing a live negro! During the performance of this celebrated troop, the Roost will be hermetically sealed so as to retain the delightful odor of the negroes. Front seats reserved for the colored ladies. No white folks admitted without special permission of Professor Hedgehog." After the 15th Amendment prohibiting t he denial of a citizen's right to vote based upon "race, color, or previous condition of servitude" was ratified, widespread celebrations were held in black communities and by abolitionist societies. One of the largest, Philadelphia's "Grand Celebration in Honor of the Ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment," was held on May 5th, 1870 and featured over five hours of festivities, bands, speeches, and a parade that included the printing press that reproduced copies of the amendment for distribution to the crowd. It's likely that this broadside was prepared as a satirical response to advertising for the official celebrations. Where or what "Jake Key's Roost" refers to is unclear, but it may be a reference to a successful 18th century mutiny on the slave ship Hanover Succession out of Charleston, South Carolina, that was led by Jacob Key. Rather scarce. As of 2017, OCLC shows holdings at three institutions. No other examples are available for sale within the trade, and Rare Book Hub and ABPC list only five auction records.

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        Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers, and other Poems

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1870. With Illustrations by Joseph Noel Paton and Waller H. Paton. Quarto (238 x 174 mm). Contemporary blue morocco, gilt titles to spine, gilt raised bands, gilt arms of Scotland and armorial cornerpieces within gilt frame to covers, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, blue page marker. Numerous steel-engraved headpieces, vignettes and near full-page illustrations. Joints discreetly restored, spine gently rolled and lightly toned, minor wear to extremities, a couple of small scratches to covers; a very good, bright copy. Presentation copy from Victoria's favourite daughter, Princess Beatrice, to the queen's favourite servant, John Brown, inscribed by the princess on the front blank, "To John Brown, with best wishes for the season, from Beatrice, Xmas. 1874". An intriguing association: Brown (1826–1883) had been a significant feature in the royal household for the majority of Beatrice's life, having been selected by Prince Albert to be Victoria's personal servant in Scotland in 1858. The Scotsman quickly became indispensable to Victoria after Albert's death in 1861, becoming the cause of salacious gossip and familial tensions. Beatrice (1857–1944) is often considered to have been the closest of Victoria's children to Brown, spending considerable time in his company, notably in Balmoral, and helping him to carry out her mother's wishes in her role as "the prop, comfort and companion" of Victoria. Victoria found solace in both Beatrice and Brown after Albert's death, being "over-protective of her 'Baby' until she was well into adult life" (ODNB). Aytoun's Lays, first published in 1849, are modelled on the works of Macaulay and Scott and "became important texts in the romantic revival in mid-Victorian Scotland", a movement which Victoria's passion for Scotland, first fired by her 1842 visit with Albert, did much to encourage (ibid.). Indeed Queen Victoria was presented a copy of an earlier edition of the same work by Prince Albert, later Edward VII, and his wife Alexandra, in 1865.

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        Handbuch der Orthopädischen Chirurgie.

      Uebersetzt und nach Angaben des Verfassers verändert und vermehrt von B.L. Scharlau. - Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1870, 8, IX, (1), 286 pp., mit 93 in den Text gedruckten Holzschnitten und 2 lith. Tafeln, marmorierter Pappband. Erste deutsche Ausgabe des ersten umfangreichen amerkianischebn Lehrbuches der Orthopädie! "In den Jahren 1863 und 1864 veröffentlichte der Verfasser eine Reihe von Arbeiten über orthopädische Chirurgie in dem Philadelphia and Surgical Reporter, die später gesammelt in unverändertem Abdruck unter dem Titel "Lectures on Orthopaedic Surgery" herausgegeben wurde. Die günstige Beurtheilung in der medizinischen Presse und der schnelle Absatz der ersten Auflage veranlassten den Autor im Jahre 1868 eine zweite verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage mit 84 Illustrationen zu veranstalten. Diese ist es, welche der deutschen Uebersetzung zu Grunde gelegen hat." B.L. Scharlau, Vorrede "This, after the small volume of Buckminister Brown, was the first true orthopaedic textbook in US, ..." David Le Vay, The History of Orthopaedics, pp.385-388The second of Stromeyer's pupils to arrive in America was Louis Bauer (184-1898). Carl August Ludwig Bauer "physician, was born in Stettin, the provincial capital of Pomerania, in July, 1814. He began the study of medicine in 1833, and attended successively the universities of Germany at Greifswald, Brelsau and Berlin. In 1838 he passed the state examination as physician, surgeon, obstetrician and in forensic medicine, and entered private practice on the island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea. He soon received an appointment from the German government as country (Kreiss) medical officer in East Prussia was subsequently, by his own request, transferred to Pomerania with official residence at Stolpe, holding this until the year 1849. As a democrat, he took an active interest in the revolution of the time, became a leader in his party, and was elected a member of the lower branch of the Prussion legislature. On the dissolution of parliament, prosecution was employed against all who had opposed the crown, among whom he was numbered. Suspension from office, imprisonment upon the charge of high treason, crime against his majesty, the king, and similar supposititious charges followed. The high court failed to find a true bill he was temporarily discharged after imprisonment of ten weeks- Liberty lasted but a few days, when, mutterings reaching him through a confidential friend that the district court would the next day take his case under consideration upon new charges of a similar character, he left Germany and embarked for England. While in Loudon he became a member of the Loudon medical society, and by examination a member of the Royal college of surgeons of England. In 1853 he arrived in New York, settled in Brooklyn, and soon secured a successful practice. He co-operated in the establishment of the Long Island college hospital, and was appointed professor of anatomy and surgeon to the new institution. In 1862 he was elected health officer of the city of Brooklyn, and held that position for nearly two years. In 1866 he was sent to Europe to take charge of a patient. During his four months' sojourn he studied the character and management of medical institutions. In 1869 he left Brooklyn and went to St. Louis, where he founded the St. Louis college of physicians and surgeons, was its dean for twelve consecutive years, and the professor of the principles and practice of surgery, a position which he has long held. Dr. Bauer devotes special attention to the culture of orthopedic surgery, of which specially he was undoubtedly the father in the United States. He has extended the domain to joint diseases, and rendered his knowledge and experience on the subject the common property of the profession by writing a treatise which rendered several editions necessary, and which has been translated into the German, Swedish, and Italian languages. His contributions to medical literature are numerous." The National Cyclopaedia of American biography (1893-1909), v.1-13

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        Romancero del Cid, coleccion de romances Castellanos

      Baudry, Paris 1870 - Diaz was a Castilian nobleman-warrior of the 11th c, undefeated military leader known to the Moors as El Cid (The Lord), writer of these chivalric poems. He is considered a national hero and won many battles throughout the greater Mediterranean region. Very rare copy, foxing on many pages, double columns, romances in four parts. Immortalized in stories and films. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TERRESTRIAL POCKET GLOBE circa 1870

      Celestial Globe on original wooden stand . Made of wood and plaster, and covered with twelve copper engraved paper gores. The sphere has original metal pivots at both poles which fit into a brass frame and thence to a turned mahogany (?) wooden stand. The globe is of approx 7.6 cm diameter, with the base of the stand approx 8.5 cm diameter. The globe stands about 16 cm tall to the top of the brass frame. Labelled " Newton's Improved Pocket Celestial Globe". The globe is divided into hour circles every 15 degrees with parallels for every 10 degrees. The equator shows both degrees and hours and the ecliptic is graduated in degrees, also showing the symbols for the different zodiacal signs. The globe shows some surface wear with minor loss and has had some cosmetic restoration and a light clean and polish. Dating this globe is difficult. We have found descriptions for the same globe dating it to 1817, and we think that the stand seems to date from the earlier C19th rather than the later. The Newton family were ranked among the leading English globe makers in the early 19th century. John Newton (1759-1844) trained under Thomas Bateman before founding his own company in 1780. In the early 1800s, John and his second son William (1786-1861) relocated to 97 Chancery Lane and traded under the name J & W Newton. This globe does not credit William on the label suggesting a date up to the early 1800's, before William joined the family firm.We have seen similar globes presented in fish skin cases, on brass stands, and in the later part of the century, in wooden boxes. A rare survival on its original wooden stand.

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        Handbuch der operativen Chirurgie. Erster Theil (all. publ.)

      Deutsche Ausgabe vom dem Verfasser u. Prof. C.W.F. Uhde. - Braunschweig, Friedrich Vieweg, 1870, 8, XXII, 482 pp., 743 Abbildungen, feiner Halbledereinband mit 5 Bünden und Rückenvergoldung feines Exemplar. A GENIUS OF PLASTIC SURGERY Erste und einzige Ausgabe eines der seltensten und inhaltsreichsten Bücher zur plastischen Chirurgie. In über 20 jähriger Tätigkeit als medizin. Buchhändler ist es das erste Exemplar in meinen Händen! Der schon mit 39 Jahren verstorbene Autor gehört zu den vergessenen Pionieren der Plastischen Chirurgie. In Riga geboren, besuchte er die kaiserl. Universität Dorpat um von Adelmann, dem Nachfolger des großen russischen Chirurgen Piorgoff, zum Wundarzt ausgebildet zu werden. Erste Erfahrungen sammelte er im Krimkrieg. 1858 kam er als Professor an die Alexander-Universität Helsingfors, im damals russisch besetzten Finnland. 1861 geht er als Professor der operativen Chirurgie an die kaiserl. St. Wladimier Universität nach Kiew. In einer glänzenden Privatpraxis konnte er dort seine große Arbeitskraft entfalten. 1863 wird er zu den russischen Truppen, die die polnische Revolution unterdrückten, kommandiert. Während des kurzen Preussisch - Österreichischen Krieges (1856) besuchte er verschiedene Lazarette in Deutschland. An einem Testikel - Carcinom erkrankt, wird Szymanowski 2 mal von Pirogoff operiert. Auf einer Erholungsreise nach Deutschland u. Ostende stirbt er im April 1868. Julius von Szymanowski(1829-1868), ein großes Talent und ein brillianter Techniker, war neben Pirogoff der bedeutendste Chirurg Russland. Sein besonderes Interesse galt der Plastischen Chirurgi e. Auf diesem Gebiet hat er ganz Hervorragendes geleistet. Erstmalig nach Einführung der Anästhesie gibt Szymanowski in seinem Handbuch eine umfassenden Überblick der Plastischen Methoden. Nicht mehr Schnelligkeit, sondern eine exakte , gewebeschonende Technik steht im Vordergrund. Viele von späteren Autoren, ohne Quellenangabe, beschriebene Techniken werden hier erstmalig abgehandelt. Auf über 300 Textseiten, mit vielen minutiösen, künsterlerisch hochwertigen Abbildungen werden die dermatoplastischen Operationen beschrieben. Besonders ausführlich sind die Operationsformen bei Hautdefekten und Substanzverlusten durch sehr anschauliche Darstellungen erklärt. Wangen-, Augenglid- und Lippenbildung erfahren eine eingehnde Schilderung. Operationen der Hasencharte, die Rhinoplastik und Ohrenbildung folgen. Der Abschluss bilden die plastischen Operationen an Rumpf, Extremitäten und Urgogenitalsystem. Das hier angebotene Quellenwerk enthält wahrscheinlich mehr und profundere Beiträge zur Platischen Chirurgie als irgendein anderes Werk des 19. Jahrhunderts. Wegen seiner fabulösen Seltenheit ist dieses "Bilderbuch" fast unbekannt geblieben. Es ist weit rarer als die Schriften von Taliacozzi, Carpue, Graefe und Dieffenbach.FIRST EDITION. One of the rares works on plastik surgery. The Handbuch was v. Szymanowski's magnum opus. It contained more about plastic surgery than almost any other 19th century book. "The text and illustrations in v. Szymanowski's Handbuch are so rich in detail that it is really unfortunate that the book is available in so few medical libraries in the world (and equally rare in private collections). In my expierence during the last 30 years of gathering the basis rare books in plastic surgery, I have not seen the book listed for sale, even once, in any of the numerous rare book catalogues sent to me during that period ... the book is extremly difficult to obtain - even from the best of rare bookdealers." B.O. Rogers, N.Y. Szymanowsky, a native of Riga, who studied at Dorpat, was one of the most distinguished Russian surgeons. In 1858 he went to Helsingfors as professor of surgery, and in 1861 he accepted a call to Kiew where he acquired a great reputation. He was undoubtelly a brillant man of great talent, especially in the operative technicalities of surgery. In the Foreword of the present work Szymanowski states: "But this book is also going to the west. The book will be a token of my great gratitude and my frank regard to my teachers and colleagues in foreign universities who opend to me with friendly willingness their clinics and their offices. Though I was separated for away in Finnland, and lived later here in distant Kiev, I remained no strange to the German basic roots and training of my scientific knowledge, and I honestly give thanks to the school of Dorpat that they had shown me the way toward the west." The "Handbuch" by Szymanowski is an extremly rare! Blair O. Rogers, Julis von Szymanowski. His Life and Contributions to Platic Surgery. In: Plastic & Reconstructuve Surgery, vol. 64 (1979), pp. 465-478 Gnudi & Webster, G. Tagliacozzi, p. 328 Patterson Index of Plastic Surgery, vol. II, p. 538 A. Walther, Arch. f. klin. Chir., IX (1868), p. 970.

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        The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1861 - 1865). 4 Volume set being Part I, volumes 1 & 2 and Part II, volumes 1 & 2.

      Government Printing Office 1870-1979, Washington - 2 parts in 4 volumes. Part First being the Surgical Volume; Part Second being the Medical Volume. Bound in blue cloth; gilt title to spine. Copiously illustrated throughout with diagrams and full-color plates depicting different types of injuries. An exhaustive study of thousands of medical cases of all kinds during the times of the American Civil War. Slight foxing throughout, otherwise a nice clean set without previous owner's names or any other markings. All volumes uniformly and professionally rebound replacing the government's invariably insufficient bindings. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fünfzehn Ansichten der neuen St. Gotthards-Strasse vom St. Gotthard-Hospiz bis Lugano.. Nach der Natur gezeichnet und geäzt von M. Kälin und J. Suter. Nebst einer Beschriebung von Herrn Lusser M.D..

      Quer-4. (2) Bl., 72 S. Mit 15 Aquatinta-Tafeln, Neuer HLdr-Bd. (Umschlag mit eingebunden)., Etwas stockfleckig, 2 Bl min wasserrändig, gutes Exemplar. Lonchamp 1870. - Barth 18064. Tafel: Hospice du St. Gotthard Pont Tremola Route de Val Tremola Airolo Passage de Stalvedro Dazio grande Defilé de Dazio grande Pont inferieure de Dazio grande Faido Près de Faido Val Leventina Giornico Bodio Cresciano et Claro Bellinzona Lugano Madonna del Sasso à Locarno

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        Man and Wife - A Novel.

      F.S. Ellis, London., 1870. First edition. Octavo. Three volumes: pp xii, 356; vi, 359; vi, 348. Mid-twentieth century binding by Rivière of three-quarter red morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, gilt rules, cloth sides. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. With the burgundy leather ex libris Beeleigh Abbey bookplate of W.A. Foyle on the front pastedown of each volume. One of the novels in which Collins tackles social abuses, this being a foray into the legal disadvantages of married women. Prelims just a little spotted. A near-fine set.

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        Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers, and other Poems. With Illustrations by Joseph Noel Paton and Waller H. Paton.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1870 - Quarto (238 x 174 mm). Contemporary blue morocco, gilt titles to spine, gilt raised bands, gilt arms of Scotland and armorial cornerpieces within gilt frame to covers, marbled endpapers, gilt edges, blue page marker. Joints discreetly restored, spine gently rolled and lightly toned, minor wear to extremities, a couple of small scratches to covers; a very good, bright copy. Numerous steel-engraved headpieces, vignettes and near full-page illustrations. Presentation copy from Victoria's favourite daughter, Princess Beatrice, to the queen's favourite servant, John Brown, inscribed by the princess on the front blank, "To John Brown, with best wishes for the season, from Beatrice, Xmas. 1874". An intriguing association: Brown (1826–1883) had been a significant feature in the royal household for the majority of Beatrice's life, having been selected by Prince Albert to be Victoria's personal servant in Scotland in 1858. The Scotsman quickly became indispensable to Victoria after Albert's death in 1861, becoming the cause of salacious gossip and familial tensions. Beatrice (1857–1944) is often considered to have been the closest of Victoria's children to Brown, spending considerable time in his company, notably in Balmoral, and helping him to carry out her mother's wishes in her role as "the prop, comfort and companion" of Victoria. Victoria found solace in both Beatrice and Brown after Albert's death, being "over-protective of her 'Baby' until she was well into adult life" (ODNB). Aytoun's Lays, first published in 1849, are modelled on the works of Macaulay and Scott and "became important texts in the romantic revival in mid-Victorian Scotland", a movement which Victoria's passion for Scotland, first fired by her 1842 visit with Albert, did much to encourage (ibid.). Indeed Queen Victoria was presented a copy of an earlier edition of the same work by Prince Albert, later Edward VII, and his wife Alexandra, in 1865. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1861 - 1865). 4 Volume set being Part I, volumes 1 & 2 and Part II, volumes 1 & 2.

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1870-1979. Washington: Government Printing Office. Very Good. 1870-1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 2 parts in 4 volumes. Part First being the Surgical Volume; Part Second being the Medical Volume. Bound in blue cloth; gilt title to spine. Copiously illustrated throughout with diagrams and full-color plates depicting different types of injuries. An exhaustive study of thousands of medical cases of all kinds during the times of the American Civil War. Slight foxing throughout, otherwise a nice clean set without previous owner's names or any other markings. All volumes uniformly and professionally rebound replacing the government's invariably insufficient bindings. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        U. S. Topographical and Geological Survey of the Colorado River of the West by J. W. Powell and A. H. Thompson--Set of Fourteen Stereoviews

      - Set of 14 stereoviews with views from the John Wesley Powell's second expedition, with all photographs credited to John K. Hillers and E. O. Beaman, and published in the late 1870's, in very good condition. Images include: No. 231, The Canon, from To-ro-weap Valley, (Looking Up. ) ; No. 202, Looking Up the River; Two stereoviews of No. 220, The Canon, seen from To-ro-weap Valley; No. 25, Snow Creek (photo taken by E. O. Beaman) ; No. 20, Lower Cascades; No. 26, Tower Walls; No. 238, Heart of the Canon; No. 46, The Race, Bullion Canon; No. 118, The Twin Pinnacles; No. 98, The Messenger; No. 79, The Abandoned Boats; and two stereoviews are without titles or descriptions. These images depict views of the Green River, Colorado River, Kanab Creek, Ashley's Creek, Sevier River, Rio Virgin and Indians of the Colorado Valley. All photographs, except one, are credited to John K. Hillers. Although originally hired as a boatman, the German-born Hillers assisted Beaman and became the most prominent photographer of the expedition due to his enthusiasm for learning the techniques and willingness to carry heavy equipment. Powell had intended that his cousin Clem would assist, but he proved unenthusiastic. Powell made Hillers the head photographer, and after the Colorado River expeditions, he continued to work for Powell at the USGS and Bureau of Ethnology until his retirement. All stereoviews are mounted on heavy cardstock, most yellow on front and bearing red ink stamps on front, and all, except three, have printed captions pasted on verso. Conditions range from good to very good, most photographs have medium contrast with a few stunners, all have light wear to corners, most have light soiling at edges and on verso, a few have light toning and pencil marginalia on verso. ; 4 1/2" x 7"

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        Trois tirés à part décrivant des instruments chirugicaux inventés par... : Appareil protecteur des cicatrices ; De la cautérisation linéaire appliquée aux décollements cutanés et muqueux ; Tumeurs diverses détruites à l'aide d'une pince à cuvettes

      [Paris, imprimerie de E. Martinet], [1870, 1861 et 1860], in-8, trois plaquettes en un volume, 2-4-3 pp, demi-maroquin moderne fauve à la bradel, pièce de titre brune en long, Extraits du Journal de médecine et de chirurgie pratiques. Figures dans le texte. Instruments de l'invention d'Alphonse Auguste Amussat (1821-1878), fils de Jean Zuléma Amussat.

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        Historische Nachricht von denen Glocken, Oder allerhand curieuse Anmerckungen vom Ursprung, Materie, Nutzen Gebrauch und Mißbrauch der Glocken. Aus bewährter Männer Schrifften gesammlet, und Zur vergönneten Gemüths-Vergnügung mitgetheilet von Irenio Montano.

      Mit gest. Frontispiz. 3 Bll., 135 S. HLdr. um 1870. Wohl die erste Monographie zum Thema. - Gering berieben. Einband mit Spuren einer entfernten Etikette. Frontispiz verso mit schwachem Namensstempel.

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        Depeschen vom Kriegs-Schauplatz. Offizielle militärische Nachrichten. (Herausgeber) Königliches Polizei-Präsidium, von Wurmb. 1ste Depesche, Trier, den 30. Juli 1870 bis 191ste Depesche 7./8. März 1871. (Ohne die Nr. 38, 76, 77 und 135).

      Berlin. Königliches Polizei-Präsidium, von Wurmb, Druck von Ernst Litfaß, Königlichem Hofbuchdrucker, 1870/1871. Zusätzlich dabei : je ein Aufruf \"An die Armee\" und \" An mein Volk\" (gez. Wilhelm). 187 Original-einseitig bedruckte Blätter. 36, 5 x 24 cm, zeitgenössischer Halbleinenband, Deckel mit Marmorpapier bezogen. Beigebunden: die Aufrufe \"An mein Volk\" vom 31. Juli 1870, gez. Wilhelm, \"An die Armee\" vom 2. Augusti 1870, gez. Wilhelm (beide 35,5 x 44,5 cm) sowie zwei Extra-Blätter der \"Staatsbürger- Zeitung\" vom 16. und 26. Feb. 1871. Einige wenige Depeschen etwas knitterig oder geringfügig eingerissen, im Ganzen, gut erhaltene fast vollständige Sammlung. Versand D: 5,20 EUR Deutsch - Französischer Krieg 1870 - 1871 Zeitungen Depeschen Depesche vom Kriegs-Schauplatz Kriegsschauplatz

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        The Dubuque Chess Journal. Problem Tournay, January to June 1871

      162 page with diagrams. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine. (Betts: 32-8) First edition.A composite volume made up of a succession of publications over the period. Contents: (a) Rules of entry for the first tourney, dated 31st December, 1870. Title-page reads The Dubuque Chess Journal Problem Tournay January to June 1871. Includes 44 diagrammed problems, mainly in 2 or 3 moves, with solutions. 48 numbered pages. (b) Tourney No 2 from Brownson's Chess Journal, June to August, 1871. Contains problems 45-55 (various), diagrammed, with solutions. Published Dubuque, 1871. 11 pages, number 45-55. (c) Tourney No 3. Contains problems 56--75 (various). 20 unnumbered pages; undated (1872?). (d)Tourney No 4. Contains problems 76-115. Dated December 1872 and paged from 81-120. Problem number 76 is repeated on the last page of the previous sequence (i.e. page 80). Pages 101-108 printed on yellow paper. (e)Tourney No 5. Pages 121-136, containing problems 116-131. Undated (1873?). (f) Tourney No 6 from Brownson's Chess Journal. Pages 132-158, problems 132-158. Dated June 30th 1886. Published Rockdale.Condition:Rebound gift inscription on front end paper to Eugene Delmar (1841-1909) and American, one of the leading United States chess masters of the 19th century and the four-time New York State champion in 1890, 1891, 1895 and 1897. else a very good to fine copy.

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        [Werke].

       Tiel, H. C. A. Campagne [ca. 1870]. 8 Bde. in 4 geb. 8°. HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. Dekorative Kalbhalblederbände.Nicht bei Goed. - Erste in Holland gedruckte Ausgabe. Wohl ein Raubdruck Hermann Carl Anton Campagnes. Gesetzt in Antiqua. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Literatur

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        Autograph letter signed to C. Becker

      1870 - Smith, Willoughby (1828-91). A.L.s. to C. Becker. London, January 24, 1870. 1 page. 201 x 127 mm. Remains of mounting present. Provenance: Latimer Clark. From Willoughby Smith, chief electrician for the Telegraph Construction and Maintenance Company, and discoverer of selenium's light-sensitive properties, regarding an order for "six marine, six astatic and six speaking galvanometers." As an engineer with the Gutta-Percha Company of London, Smith helped to manufacture and lay the first undersea cables in the English Channel and the Mediterranean; he also worked on the 1858, 1865, and 1866 Atlantic cables. In 1873 Smith discovered that metallic selenium is electrically sensitive to light, and that its electrical conductivity varies in proportion to the amount of exposure to light. This discovery provided a stimulus to inventors interested in "phototelegraphy," or the transmission of optical images over distances by electricity, and is considered a key development in the origins of television. Origins of Cyberspace 199.

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        The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1861 - 1865). 4 Volume set being Part I, volumes 1 & 2 and Part II, volumes 1 & 2.

      Washington: Government Printing Office. Very Good. 1870-1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 2 parts in 4 volumes. Part First being the Surgical Volume; Part Second being the Medical Volume. Bound in blue cloth; gilt title to spine. Copiously illustrated throughout with diagrams and full-color plates depicting different types of injuries. An exhaustive study of thousands of medical cases of all kinds during the times of the American Civil War. Slight foxing throughout, otherwise a nice clean set without previous owner's names or any other markings. All volumes uniformly and professionally rebound replacing the government's invariably insufficient bindings. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        Konvolut v. 16 Orig.-Photographien (Albumen).

      [Rom, ca. 1870-1880].. Alle auf Kartons mont. 1. Roma - Arco di Constantino. Via Trionfale. 33 x 41, 4 cm. (Blattgr.); 19, 5 x 25, 5 cm. (Bildgr.). - 2. Roma. Colosseo preso da S. Francesca Romana. N. 516. a. [ca. 1880]. 28 x 35 cm. (Blattgr.); 20 x 25, 8 cm. (Bildgr.). unerer Rand berieb. - 3. Roma. Foro Romano dall' alto del Campodoglio. N. 529. [ca. 1870]. 28 x 35 cm. (Blattgr.); 20 x 26 cm. (Bildgr.) - 4. Roma, Foro Traiano, Panorama. N. 576. [ca. 1870]. 28 x 35 cm. (Blattgr.); 20, 5 x 26 cm. (Bildgr.). - 5. Roma. Piazza del Popolo, Panorama dal M. Pincio, N. 588. [ca. 1870]. 28 x 35 cm. (Blattgr.); 20 x 25, 6 cm. (Bildgr.). - 6. Roma - Mole Adriana e Ponte S. Angelo. [ca. 1870]. 32, 7 x 40, 2 cm. (Blattgr.); 20 x 25, 5 cm. (Bildgr.). - 7. Roma. Arco di Constantino con il Colosseo. N. 501. [ca. 1870]. 28 x 35, 2 cm. (Blattgr.); 20, 5 x 25, 8 cm. (Bildtgr.). - 8. Roma - Palazzo dei Cesari. Casa di Settimio Severo. [ca. 1870]. 32, 5 x 41 cm. (Blattgr.); 19, 7 x 25, 5 cm. (Bildgr.). - 9. Roma - Regina viarum o Via Appia. [ca. 1870]. 32, 8 x 41, 3 cm. (Blattgr.); 20, 5 x 25, 3 cm. (Bildgr.). - 10. Roma. Pantheon di Agrippa. N. 630: 28 x 35 cm. (Blattgr.); 20, 5 x 26 cm. (Bildgr.). - 11. Roma. Colonna Antonina. N. 580. 35 x 28 cm. (Blattgr.), 26 x. 20, 6 cm. (Bildgr.). - 12. Roma - Colonna Antonina, e Piazza Colonna. [ca. 1870]. 41,6 x 32, 8 cm. (Blattgr.); 25 x 19, 7 cm. (Blattgr.). kl. Fehlstelle am linken Rand d. Photogr. - 13. Roma - Via Sacra Arco di Tito Vespasiano. 41, 5 x 32, 7 cm. (Blattgr.); 25, 5 x 20, 2 cm. (Bildgr.). kl. Fehlstelle am oberen Eck im weißen Rand. - 14. Roma - Tempio della Concordia al Foro Romano. [ca. 1870]. 33 x 41, 6 cm. (Blattgr.); 20 x 25, 5 cm. (Bildgr.). - 15. Roma - Colosseo o Anfiteatro Flavio. [ca. 1870]. 33 x 41, 3 cm. (Blattgr.); 19, 5 x 25, 5 cm. (Bildgr.). - 16. Roma - Tempio di Vesta. Tempio Fortuna Virile. Casa di Rienzi. 32, 8 x 41, 7 cm. (Blattgr.); 20 x 25, 3 cm. (Bildgr.).

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        [Manuscript]: Young Woman's Eye-Witness Account of The Second Battle of Memphis (August 21, 1864) as Recorded by Hannah Elizabeth Collins, who was present on the Campus of the State Female College during the Battle

      [Memphis, Tennessee. circa 1870]. Manuscript account written on rectos only in ink on sixteen 8" x 10" leaves of laid paper. Blank verso of the last sheet is lightly toned and with two small stains, but otherwise the manuscript is fine. A neatly written memoir of approximately 2300 words describing General Nathan Bedford Forrest's daring raid on Union-occupied Memphis and the ensuing battle that raged around and on the campus of the State Female College in August, 1864. Though the work is unsigned, and presumably written not long after the War, the author identifies herself at the time of the battle as: "a girl of sixteen, looking with eager eyes upon the living history daily enacted before her, [who] lived with her father, Rev. Charles Collins, formerly of Portland, in one of several large buildings located upon the college campus. This place was situated in this southern suberb [sic] between the picket line and the city, and was surrounded on all sides by camps of various regiments -- almost deserted now -- the able-bodied men being with Smith marching towards Oxford ... ."An expedition of Union troops under General A. J. Smith had just been sent south in an attempt to capture General Forrest, rumored to be quartered in Oxford, Mississippi. This left Memphis vulnerable, with, as she describes it, "only a few able-bodied men ... left to guard camp, and one or two regiments of a hundred day men whose time was about expired." General Forrest had managed to slip away from Oxford and attack Memphis, in an attempt to capture Union generals posted there and to liberate Confederate prisoners from the Irving Block Prison. Hannah Collins recounts the day of the battle in and around the grounds of the College in graphic detail: "For two hours the firing was incessant and fierce battle raged." She and her family were ushered out of the back of a campus building, "we crept out, passing through long corridors, exposed to considerable danger from the bullets which came flying from the doorways and windows ..." and were piloted, "as shells flew screaming and shrieking over our heads ..." to a place of safety in the cottage of a nearby neighbor.Union and Confederate troops continued to fight in the area, and Forrest's attack on Irving Block Prison ultimately failed when Union troops stalled his men at the State Female College. Nonetheless, the battle resulted in a victory for Forrest, who withdrew taking 500 prisoners, supplies, and horses. "When the firing had entirely ceased," and Hannah and her family made their way back to the College: "the sadness of the tragedy overpowered all other feeling. As we came to our front gate, behind each one of the giant oaks ... lay the dead body of a poor grey clad soldier, most of them young men who had gone out from Memphis in the early years of the war ... and this was their first home-coming ... As we passed into the shelter of the house, we found the long corridor lined on either side with mattresses, and on each lay a wounded soldier, some moaning and sighing in pain and some silent from insensibility. Just at the door of my room at the head of the stairs a soldier lay dead, the blood from the wound in his temple making a deep crimson stain on the bare floor." Hannah also describes the Union dead: "Not so fortunate the poor boys in blue, 'only privates' alas! They were buried side by side in nameless graves so close to the dusty roadside that in a few -- a very few -- years the wagons passed over them, all signs of the spot obliterated, and now their graves no man knows." In addition, she gives a vivid account of how the two Union Generals (Washburn and Hurlbut) managed to escape thanks to the quick actions of Lieutenant Colonel Star, "whose regiment camped just back of the College campus." She describes Star's death as "the saddest tragedy of that tragical morning."A seemingly unpublished, compelling, and historically important eye-witness account by a southern woman caught at the center of a Civil War battle. .

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        The Mystery of Edwin Drood With Twelve Illustrations by S L Fildes and a Portrait

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1870.. FIRST EDITION, with LETTER SIGNED BY FILDES. Octavo, pp.viii; 190; [2], advertisements. Original blue half calf, red morocco label and gilt to spine, marbled boards, edges and endpapers. With an uncommon loose black-edged manuscript letter by the illustrator of this book, with his addressed letterhead. Light spotting, armorial bookplate of Barnard Colman, binding a little edgeworn; very good. The letter is fine. Dickens' final, unfinished novel. A Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone novel. 'What the Sage of Gad's Hill might have accomplished had he lived to create an important fictional detective is a no less intriguing mystery than the unrevealed solution of the story itself, which has occupied so many minds.'

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        Zwölf Ansichten der neuen St. Gotthards-Strasse. Gezeichnet und gestochen von M. Kälin. Mit einer Einleitung und erklärenden Beschreibungen..

      Quer-4. (2) Bl., 72 S. Mit 12 kolorierten Aquatinta-Tafeln und eine grenzkolor. lithogr. Karte von Meinrad Kälin. , Neuer HLdr-Bd. (Umschlag mit eingebunden)., Min. stockfleckig, 2 Bl min wasserrändig, sehr schönes Exemplar. Lonchamp 1870. - Barth 18064. Das Inhaltsverzeihnis führt nur 10 Tafeln auf. Tafeln: Fluelen vers le Bristenstock Altdorf Le village dAmsteeg Le pont de Pfaffensprung vers Wasen Vue de Wattingen, vers Wasen, et la Windgelle Vue de Goeschinen Le Nouveau, et ancien pont dit Langenbruck Vue du nouveau, et de Lancien pont Vue depuis la Galerie dUrnerloch Gallerie dite Frou dUry dep. Andermatt Vue dAndermatt vers Hospithal, et la Furka Village dHospenthal Carte- Es erschien 1833 ein erweiterter Band.

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        The Great West: A Guide for Emigrants, Travellers, and Miners to the Western States and Territories of the American Union. With a Map of the Best Routes to the Gold and Silver Mines, and Complete Tables of Distances Across the American Continent

      Sampson, Low, Son & Marston, London 1870 - Second English edition, revised. Small octavo. 7,viii, 123pp., including paginated endpapers and advertisements front and rear. Fold-out map approximately 29" x 13" showing railroads and the route across the continent to California. Printed canary yellow stiff card boards (the boards dated 1867, here being reused from the first printing). Initials "A.M." stamped in purple ink on title page, very near fine with only slight soiling to boards and rubbing to corners. Between the first edition of 1867 and this, the second British edition of 1870, the map has been amended to show the completion of the Union Pacific Railroad in 1869. A comprehensive guide for prospective travelers, giving details of what to expect in each state with a brief history, geographical, and climate notes and details of transportation by rail. Additionally provides guides to distances on the major rivers including the Missouri and the Mississippi, further railroad information and connections, and details of the Homesteads Act to encourage settlement. Rare. The original American edition was published in 1864 and the British editions followed in 1867 and 1870. Only two copies of each of the British editions appear on *OCLC; COPAC* locates no copies of this edition in the UK. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        In The Brigade; or, Recollections of a Fireman. [Bound with: "On The Rank, or The Adventures of A Cabman"; "Telegraph Secrets, By A Stationmaster"; "On The Line; Tales of The Royal Mail" and "In The Force; or Confessions of A Policeman."]

      London Charles H Clarke (first 3 titles); David Bryce (last 2) n.d. [1870's] - 8vo. 607pp. Late 19th century green half calf binding over navy blue pebble grained cloth boards. Intricately decorated spine in gilt, title label in red morocco. All edges and endpapers marbled. Lightly sunned to spine,corners scuffed. Ownership bookplates to pastedown and front flyleaf, ownership inscription dated 1869 to verso front flyleaf. Internally bright and clean. A very good copy. Series of railway novels bound together, written by or attributed to Bracebridge Hemyng, penny blood powerhouse and creator of (allegedly) Jack Harkaway, one of the most consistently popular and successful characters in the field. Intended for consumption by railway travellers these novelettes, mostly rather sensationalist and seldom accused of overdoing either characterisation or plot complexity, were both hugely popular and eminently disposable. The upshot of this, apart from the regrettable fact that a huge body of fiction and societal insight is lost or overlooked, is that occasionally you will find a popular title in its original form but most often individual titles of interest can be lost in the middle of sammelbands bound up by either contemporary fans, institutions or later collectors, often with erroneous or incomplete titling and or attribution. As an example of this, Bracebridge Hemyng's "On The Rank" is here titled "On the Bank" on the spine label.transforming it from an insight into the lives of Victorian hansom cab drivers into a memoir about fly fishing. Obviously. These things are delightful (to repeat an oft used word in my catalogues) and should be collected avidly, if only so one can marvel at truly terrible attempts at penning Cockney dialogue. wtpc6 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Promotional Photo Album]: Rawley Springs, Va.

      [Harrisonburg, Va.? 1870 - Small quarto. Half-leather and cloth with black morocco label on front board with decorations and "Rawley Springs, Va." in gilt. Printed description of Rawley Springs tipped onto front pastedown. Glazed salmon-colored thick card leaves with printed decorative border and "Rawley, Va." printed on each leaf, and with 30 albumen photographs of the various attractions of the resort tipped-in, beneath all but a few is a printed, tipped-in caption (the others have handwritten captions). The images are approximately 5.5" x 4". A few early ownership signatures, the earliest in 1875, including that of J.S. Strayer of Harrisonburg, joints reveal older but fairly slight and effective repair at the extremities, boards a bit bowed, a little smudging on a few of the leaves, but else near fine, and the images are rich and bright. The album depicts Major Zack, the Manager of the Springs; hotels, including The Virginia House, The Baltimore House, and The Washington House; the "Old Laundry"; black waiters posing in a dining room; another of black servant, "Uncle Sim Lightfoot"; a group of distinguished looking gentleman in front of a gazebo labeled "Fat Men of Rawley"; other groups of tourists outdoors at The Gent's Bowling Alley and Billiard Rooms; men fishing; various natural wonders; and other views that seem to indicate that Rawley Springs would be a very nice place to visit. Rawley Springs was (and is) nine miles west of Harrisonburg, near the border with West Virginia. It became a resort starting in 1810 for those looking to enjoy the medicinal waters. The town suffered a serious setback when both The Virginia House and The Washington House burned in 1886. They were rebuilt and burned again in 1915. Unrecorded. *OCLC* locates no copies, but does locate a small promotional pamphlet for the Springs printed about the same time (one copy each of four successive editions: 1873, 1874, 1875, and 1876). An esthetically pleasing, thoroughly fascinating, and unrecorded promotional album. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        \"Sr. Excellenz dem Herrn Grafen Otto von Bismark-Schoenhausen Reichskanzler wurde durch den Gemeinderath der Stadt Worms in dankbarer Anerkennung seiner unerschätzbaren Verdienste um das deutsche Vaterland das Ehrenbürgerrecht der Stadt Worms verliehen und hierüber gegenwärtige Urkunde ertheilt. Worms den 11. Dezbr. 1870\" usw. Entwurf für diese Urkunde.

       Aquarell über Feder und Bleistift von Caspar Scheuren (zugeschrieben), 1870, 63,5 x 40 cm. Vgl. Boetticher, Scheuren II, Nrn. 19 und 24. Scheuren verband \"oft mehrere Landschaften zu einem Cyclus, dessen Zusammenhang oder historische Folge phantasiereiche Arabesken vermitteln\". - Der Text umgeben von arabesker Rahmenarchitektur mit Ansicht von Worms, Dom, Gutenbergdenkmal usw., historischen Ereignissen und Daten (Luther auf dem Reichstag 1521; der allgemeine Landfrieden 1495 usw.), den Ganzfiguren des hl. Bischofs Burkard und Kaiser Heinrichs IV., Szenen aus Sagen (Siegfried usw.), Bacchus und Amor mit Trauben bzw. Pokal u.ä. - Seitlich Farbwischer, ein paar Felder noch nicht mit Darstellungen gefüllt. Unikat unter den Wormatensien. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Aquarell/Zeichnung, Rheinland-Pfalz - Saarland, Urkunden-Orte, Urkunden-Personen

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        The Windfall

      [Title from caption on label]. [Victoria, Australia] : Thomas J. Washbourne, [circa 1870]. Albumen print photograph, 98 x 156 mm, laid down on its original card mount, verso with printed paper label 'VICTORIAN VIEWS Photographed by T.J. Washbourne. Melbourne Depot : 89 Swanston Street', bearing contemporary manuscript title of the work 'The Windfall'; a second, later inscription reads 'Presented by Mr. Thompson of Emerald Hill, Melbourne, Jan. 25 1878'; the albumen print is in superb condition, with rich tonal range and extraordinary clarity and detail for an outdoor image of this period. Probably taken on a property in central Victoria, this exceptional photograph by Thomas Washbourne captures a group of men, women and children gathering firewood from beneath the gum trees at the edge of a cleared paddock. The fashion worn by the women in the photograph suggests a date of around 1870. The travelling photographer Thomas Washbourne was prolific in his recording of life and scenery in rural Victoria, mainly to the southwest, west, northwest and north of Melbourne. In the late 1860s he produced a well known series of images of Victorian Aborigines as cartes de visite for commercial sale. He also used a stereoscopic camera and a number of his fine topographical stereoviews are known. 'As well as taking views of large pastoral holdings and landscapes, Washbourne photographed the homes of more modest settlers in about 1870, such as Australian Farmyard at Porepunkah near Where the Buckland River Falls into the Ovens and Prospectors' Hut, Upper Dargo, Gippsland' (DAAO). We can locate no other copies of Washbourne's The Windfall - a hitherto unknown gem of Australian colonial bucolic photography.

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        The Works.

      London: Chiswick Press for Strahan. 1870 - 10 volume set, 5.25 inches tall. A unusually heavy sumptuous morocco binding with gilt raised bands and gilt and onlayed calf tooling to the panels and upper boards. With dentelles and all edges gilt. The text is decorated with initials and headings. A really lovely little set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mystery of Edwin Drood, The

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1870 - First Edition of "Edwin Drood" in the Original PartsThe Kenyon Starling/William Self CopyDICKENS, Charles. The Mystery of Edwin Drood. With Twelve Illustrations by S.L. Fildes, and a Portrait. London: Chapman and Hall, [April-September] 1870.First edition of Dickens's final work, left unfinished at the time of his death. In the original six monthly parts, as issued. Octavo (8 13/16 x 5 9/16 inches; 223 x 142 mm.). vii, [1, "Illustrations"], 190, [2, advertisements] pp. Frontispiece portrait of Dickens ("Engraved by J.H. Baker, from a Photograph taken in 1868, by Mason & Co."), wood-engraved vignette title by J. Brown, and twelve wood-engraved plates, two by the firm of Dalziel Brothers, ten by Charles Roberts, all after Samuel Luke Fildes.This set collates complete except for the 8-page Chapman & Hall's Recent Publications at the end of part V. (see note below). The rare and fragile "Cork Hats" ad is present in part No. II, "a thin sheet of actual cork split to the substance of ordinary news-paper, on both sides of which is printed the publicity matter"-this example has been exceptionally well preserved. The front wrapper to part No. VI is earliest issue, with a slip "Price Eighteenpence" pasted over the originally printed "One Shilling" rather than correctly printed. Part VI has the variant (Hatton & Cleaver 1a) Wilcox & Gibbs ad, with "A New World at Home for Busy People" on the first page.Original pale green printed wrappers. Small neat repair to the spine edge of lower cover of part V and some wear to lower portion of the spine of part I. All spines have been remarkably well and almost invisibly restored (many years ago). Minimal foxing and edge wear. In spite of these flaws, this is a near fine copy-certainly one of the best that we have ever seen - and with a perfect example of the rare 'Cork Hats" advertisement in part II. Parts II through VI have the pencil signature of a Mr. Wallace on fore-edge of front wrappers. Chemised in a later green cloth slipcase. With the bookplates of Kenyon Starling and [William] Self on inside of chemise.Note: Strangely enough the last few examples that we have seen or handled of Edwin Drood was stitched without the same Chapman & Hall 8-page advert."When Dickens died on June 9, 1870, he had completed only enough of his manuscript to make up six instalments, leaving unfinished a work which had commanded the widest attention for its opening numbers, and which promised to be one of his most effective and popular books. Although only three parts had been issued prior to his death, publication of the work continued, and on completion with Part 6 of all available material, the vast army of readers was left high and dry as to 'The Mystery.' The design for the front cover was by C.A. Collins (brother of Wilkie Collins), and therein are depicted eight incidents of the story, which it is frequently suggested have a bearing on the eventual solution. The Author during the writing of the story never disclosed the ultimate development of his plot" (Hatton and Cleaver).Hatton and Cleaver, pp. 371-382. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Oeuvres complètes. LA COMEDIE HUMAINE

      Paris, Ve. Alexandre Houssiaux, éditeur, 1870 - 20 vol. in-8, rel. de l'époque, demi-basane brune, dos à nerfs, pièces de titre et de tomaison en maroquin rouge et noire, fleurons dorés, plats marbrés, tranches mouchetées, reliure de l'époque, édition illustrée comprenant le portrait de Balzac gravé sur acier en frontispice et 139 fig. hors-texte de Tony-Johannot, Meissonier, Gavarni, Daumier, Monnier, Bertall. gravées sur bois + une dans le texte. Etiquette du Libraire "Léon Vanier". Quelques nerfs ou coiffes lég. frottés, l'intérieur est frais, l'ensemble est en excellent état. Cette célèbre édition collective commencée par Furne, Hetzel. fut achevée par Houssiaux avec les 3 derniers tomes. Elle fut publiée de 1842 à 1855. Ce denier éditeur procéda ensuite à de nouvelles réimpressions dont la nôtre fait partie. Réf. bibliographiques : Clouzot 27-29. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ISRAEL (NORTHWESTERN) – HAIFA / AKKO / SAFED / NAZARETH: LEVÉS EN GALILÉE FAISANT SUIT À LA CARTE DU LIBAN DE L'ETAT-MAJOR FRANÇAIS: EXÉCUTÉS EN 1870.

      Chromolithograph on thick paper (Very Good, lovely printing quality, just some wear along old folds), sheet: 54.5 x 69.5 cm (21.5 x 27.5 inches) / printed area: 49 x 60.5 cm (19.5 x 24 inches). - Paris: Lemercier & Cie. for the Dépôt de la Guerre, [1875]. Extremely rare – the first systematic scientific survey map of North-westernmost Israel (Haifa-Netanya-Safed-Nazareth areas), by the French military engineers Joseph Mieulet & Isadore Derrien. - This excellent and extremely rare, large-format, separately-issued map represents the first fully scientific map of what is today North-westernmost Israel (then part of the Ottoman Empire), rather the area bounded by Haifa, Netanya, Safed and Nazareth. The survey was conducted in 1870 by the French military engineers, Captains Joseph Mieulet and Isadore Derrien, and was published in Paris, in 1875, by Lemercier & Cie. for the Dépôt de la Guerre. The map depicts the area in great detail to the relatively large scale of 1:100,000, with the ‘Table Explicatif’ translating the Arab terms for the various features marked on the map, including, towns, villages, country estates, tombs, ruins, springs and roads; as well as noting forested and cleared areas, amongst other features. Points of elevation are expressed in a progressive fashion for the time, through the use of contour lines, with major summits of elevation being marked. The names of towns are transliterated into their contemporary Arabic names, but usually also feature their ancient or Biblical names. For the first time on a map, this area of immense cultural and historical richness comes alive in its fully accurate form. Historical Background - Europeans had for centuries maintained an intense interest in the Holy Land; however from the time of the Crusades until the end of the 18th Century, the region remained largely out-of-bounds to Westerners, save for a few intrepid pilgrims and explorers, whose presence in the region was episodic and transient. The Ottoman Empire, which ruled the area from 1517 onwards, showed little interest in mapping the region, and maps of the regions remained highly imprecise until the early 19th Century. The big breakthrough came during Napoleon Bonaparte’s unsuccessful Syria Expedition (1799), an offshoot of his Egypt Campaign (1798 - 1801). With this endeavour, Napoleon attempted to conquer the Ottoman Vilayet of Syria, which then included Palestine. However, he was forced to abandon the expedition in Northern Palestine, far short of his target of Damascus. True to the Enlightenment scientific nature of the Napoleonic ethic, the French Army was accompanied into Palestine by scientists and surveyors, notably Pierre Jacotin, whose responsibility it was to map the territory between Cairo and Akko. Jacotin’s mapping was truly excellent, considering that he was operating in some haste within a wartime environment, although his endeavours were far from being systematic, scientific surveys. Adapting to his difficult circumstances, whereupon systematic trigonometric mapping was virtually impossible, Jacotin employed the itinerary mapping method, whereby he measured base points through astronomical observations, then measured the landscape by tracing the roads and main routes of communication; while the nature of the features in between, such as mountain ranges, was often estimated, as opposed to actually measured. While Jacotin’s maps were broadly accurate, they were far less so that the projection presented by the present map. Jacotin’s resulting gargantuan 48-sheet map of Lower Egypt and Palestine was eventually published as the Carte topographique de l’Égypte et de plusieurs parties des pays limitrophes, levée pendant l’expédition de l’armée française, par les ingénieurs-géographes (Paris, 1818). The mapping of the Haifa-Akko-Safed-Nazareth area is depicted on his ‘Caesarea’ sheet (technically entitled: Feuille [Sheet] 46 - Acre, Nazareth, Le Joudain), which embraces . SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.

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        Mission of the Church to the Yankton Sioux Indians

      Yankton Agency [Dakota Territory]: Mission Press, 1870. 4 pp. 8vo. Bifolium of lined stationery, with blind-stamped device of a head in profile above the word "Lakeside". Old folds, faint soiling. 4 pp. 8vo. A rare imprint from the Dakota Territories, a pamphlet detailing the history of the establishment of the Episcopal mission to the Yankton Sioux Indians, ending with a plea for resources and including details of the establishment of a printing press there. Taking the form of a printed letter-dated August 18, 1870-from the Rev. Joseph Witherspoon Cook, missionary to the Yankton Sioux, the pamphlet traces the origins of the mission to the tribe's encounter with missionaries at the nearby Santee Sioux reservation, following that tribes removal to the Missouri River in 1865; the failure of Catholic missionaries, headed by Father DeSmet, to respond to Yankton requests for a mission; the plea to Episcopal missionary S.D. Hinman for the establishment of a mission, which led, through the efforts of William Welsh and Paul Mazakute, to the Yankton mission finally taking root. Details of the beginnings of an English school, and the construction of mission buildings are provided, before Cook makes reference to the means of producing the present pamphlet: "We have set up a small printing press and are now engaged in getting out a Primer and parts of the Prayer Books in the Yankton dialect." (See, e.g., Piling 1722.) The pamphlet ends with a plea for "badly needed" resources, including a bell to mark the time at school and religious services; a baptismal font; musical instruments; clothing ("Many of our Indians are anxious to adopt civilized dress but have not the means to make the change"); delicacies for the sick; and, of course, funds. Contributors are directed to addresses in Philadelphia and New York city to send their donations, with a freight address in Sioux City, Iowa also provided. The several Episcopal missions to the Sioux were established partly in tandem with President Grant's peace policy, which sought to pacify Indian tribes by assimilating them into the American mainstream. Grant's policy encouraged the participation of religious missions (and divided reservations up among various denominations) as a way of limiting federal costs and subverting graft within federal agencies. The policy was a failure, but the religious missions took root and their influence played a significant role amongst the tribes into the twentieth century. A very rare item: OCLC records only a single copy, at Gilder Lehrman. Not in Allen, Dakota Imprints

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        Constitution of the Indians' Hope

      [Philadelphia, 1870. 4 pp (final page blank). 8vo. Bifolium. Old folds. 4 pp (final page blank). 8vo. Indian Missions-Sioux. A rare pamphlet relating to the Sioux, being the Constitution of the Indians' Hope association, formed by the Episcopal church of Philadelphia to "aid the Domestic Committee in the Mission work ... among the Tribes at present under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Nebraska, and to extend yet further, as opportunity shall offer, the same benefits to other Indians." The work consisted of providing aid, education, and missionary training to Sioux Indians. The Constitution consists of 8 articles and 6 By-laws, and the pamphlet ends with a Prayer set forth by Bishop Clarkson, which begins "Almighty and most merciful God ... have pity, we beseech Thee, upon the Indian tribes who dwell in our land."Named as officers of the organization are Rev. Dr. Howe, President; Rev. Dr. Watson, Vice-President; William Welsh, Treasurer; and Rev. R.F. Chase, Secretary. The Indian's Hope association was formed in Philadelphia in 1868, and in 1873 came under the auspices of the Women's Auxiliary of the Episcopal church. The church was heavily involved in the establishment of Indian schools and missions among the Sioux in what would prove to be the final decades of the Indian wars.Rare: we locate only 2 copies; one at the New York Historical Society, and one among the papers of Bishop William Hobart Hare at Harvard.

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        L'Education Sentimentale (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Edition originale ]

      2 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane bordeaux, Michel Lévy Frères, A la Librairie Nouvelle, Paris, 1870, 2 ff, 427 pp. ; 2 ff., 331 pp. Rare exemplaire de l'édition originale, sans mention d'édition, dans sa reliure d'origine. Bon état (dos et plats lég. frottés, belle fraîcheur intérieure). Vicaire, III, 726 Français

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