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        ELEGANTLY WRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LETTER, SIGNED, TO NEW YORK ATTORNEY FRANCIS H. UPTON, REGARDING JOUETT'S CAPTURE OF A REBEL BLOCKADE RUNNER AND HIS ENTITLEMENT TO PRIZE MONEY

      U.S.S. 'Metacomet' off Mobile, 1864. [4]pp, folio sheet folded to 12-1/2" x 8", printed on rectos only. Fine. Signed at the end, "Very Respectfully &c | Your obdt Servt | Jas. E. Jouett | Lieut Comdr | U.S.N." Jouett, known as "Fightin Jim" Jouett, ended his illustrious career as a Rear Admiral. His Letter is an enlightening illumination of the issues involving maritime prizes. A Kentuckian, he was a career Navy man who served in the Mexican War and on the African Coast with Matthew C. Perry. During the Civil War, after having been captured at Pensacola and released, he commanded the 'Montgomery' and 'Cuyler' on blockading duty; in September 1863 he was transferred to the command of the 'Metacomet', where he wrote this letter. In the Battle of Mobile Bay, under Admiral Farragut, he distinguished himself and was a witness to Farragut's famous command, "Damn the Torpedoes! Full speed ahead!" [See, XVII 'The United Service: A Monthly Review of Military and Naval Affairs', January 1897, pages 17-36]. Jouett's Letter to Upton: "I commanded the U.S.S. 'R.R. Cuyler' of Mobile Bar, in the Squadron of Admiral D.G. Farragut- who was then (June 25th, 1863) Comdg at Vicksburg. "Orders were sent from the Navy Dept June 9th to Admiral Farragut to send the 'R.R. Cuyler' north, Orders were sent me off Mobile of June 25th, 1863 and given to me by the Senior Officer comdg off Mobile to proceed to the Navy Yard at Phila. in person, and to the Secy of the Navy by letter. The Admiral expressed his regret at losing myself & vessel, & hoped we might be restored to him &c. "I sailed from off Mobile July 9th and off the Tortugas I chased & captured the Rebel Str. 'Kate Dale' from Mobile. I was beyond Admiral Farragut's jurisdiction by several hundred miles, & was in Admiral Bailey's. The prize was taken to Phila. and I was told by the Prize Commissioners that I was perfectly entitled to 3/20, and that I was on detached service- the District Attorney also said it was a plain case, and needed no argument. The Court decreed that the 'R.R. Cuyler' was the only vessel entitled to share in the Prize. The Dept by some unknown law, has given Admiral Farragut 1/20, which in the opinion of the Court, the Commissioners, & Dist. Attorney, they had no right to do. Will you please give me a written opinion as to the merits of the case; whether I was on detached service, & whether the Admiral whose squadron I had been in, was entitled to share? I have since my reporting to the Dept, been ordered to different ships, the 'R.R. Cuyler' has now rejoined this squadron. "This is a case which may involve many cases yet to come. In a similar case of the U.S.S. 'Octorara' Comdr D.D. Porter was ordered to proceed from below Vicksburg (about July 10th, 1862) to Fortress Monroe, on the way north, when off Charleston S.C. she captured the Eng. Str 'Jubal Cain' from Nassau. The 'Jubal Cain' was subsequently condemned, and Commander Porter received as his share of the proceeds three twentieths 3/20 of the portion awarded to the captures. "Admiral Farragut commanded in person at Vicksburg, when the 'Octorara' was ordered North." The Letter's recipient, Francis H. Upton, was "An eminent lawyer of New York City," specializing in admiralty law, the author of several legal treatises [Adams, 'Dictionary of American Authors', page 394 (Houghton Mifflin: 1901)], and thus a perfect choice to act as Jouett's attorney. He was evidently a friend of Herman Melville.

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        Album pittoresque. L'AMERIQUE. Vues, Monuments, Types. Dessinès et gravèes sur acier par le plus habiles Artistes. [Views in North and South America]. First edition

      Paris: A. Laplace Libraire-Editeur, Paris (ancienne maison Morizot ), circa 1864. Folio. 28 x 39 cm. Original red morocco, (chagrin) restored. Tissue guards; some foxing. Engravings on thick rag paper. Ownership presentation from 1873. 42 steel engravings, some handcolored. 1) Chasse au Lasso; 2) Veracruz; 3) Types Mexicaines - Le Porteur d'eu et le Potier (handcolored); 4) Place Santo Domingo a Mexico; 5) Maximilien I° Ex Empereur du Mexique; 6) Types Mexicaines - Indien revenant du Marchè et La Marchande de Charbon (handcolored); 7) Cathedrale de San Salvador; 8) Eglise de la Merced a Honduras; 9) Rio de Janeiro; 10) Rio de Janeiro Palais Imperial; 11) S.M. Don Pedro II Empereur du Bresil; 12) Lima; 13) Guayaquil; 14) Valparaiso; 15) Grande Place de Santiago de Chili; 16) Place du Marchè a l'Assomption; 17)Buenos-Ayres; 18) Santo Domingo a Bueno- Ayres; 19) Montevideo; 20) La Havane; 21) Lutte Entre Deux Steamboats; 22) New-York; 23) Statue de Washington; 24) Riviere du Hudson; 25) Les Cataractes du Niagara; 26) Pont Suspendu sur le Niagara; 27) Camp Indien (handcolored); 28) Chateau d'Eau de Philadelphie; 29) Harper's Ferry; 30) Le Capitole; 31) La Maison Blanche; 32) Lincoln Recevant les Indiens Comanches (handcolored); 33) Nouvelle-Orleans; 34) Cathedrale de la Nouvelle-Orleans; 35) Vicksburgh - Missouri; 36) Menphis; 37) Enlevement de la Femme d'un Colon (handcolored); 38) Galena - Illinois; 39) Lousville - Kentucky; 40) Cincinnati; 41) Pittsburgh - Pensylvanie; 42) Poney-Post (handcolored). Del.: G. Janet, Lebreton, K. Fichot, Therond, J. Noel, E. Saintain, Foulquier. Sc: Outhwaite, Margeot, Ed. Willmann, Aubert, Ferd. Dellannoy, Ch. Lalaisse, Ch. Colin. Imp. Ch. Chardon.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 - 1864 Wisden : Paperback with Facsimile Spine and Covers

      1864. This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1864 : Paperback with facsimile Spine and Covers - 1st Edition! This Wisden was first listed as a rebind, it was from the Auty collection and hence we thought it was a valid listing with the Auty boards, however the binding wasputting pressure on the frist 2 pages and they were starting to tear down the line of the binding which was 1cm into the book and hence we took the book out of the binding and added facimile covers and a spine and touched up the small tear that was appearing. We have kept the Auty page if needed. The covers and spine are very well made and internally the book is nice and clean, there is some rounding to the pages and the last page has a small loss to the top of it as can be seen in the pictures. A small tear was forming thanks to the binding to the first 2 pages, this has been repaired.

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1864,19th Edition (Smith 20/24)

      Here we have an 1864 Lillywhite Guide. 19th Edition (Smith 20/24). It was from the Robin Marlar collection and bownd in redish boards with his name to the front, This book is rebound without the original covers, otherwise it is complete. In very nice condition. Internally wonderful, very clean indeed and tightly bound. It is a tiny book with bright pages and hard to find.

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1865,20th Edition (Smith 21/24)

      Here we have an 1864 Lillywhite Guide. 19th Edition (Smith 20/24). This book is an original paperback but is missing the rear cover. The front cover has a lot of wear to the edges as do the front adverts but into the book it is nice and clean. Rear page has croner bent but a decent guide. It is a tiny book with bright pages and hard to find.

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        Life and Confessions of James Gilbert Jenkins: The Murderer of

      1864. "It was Only His Slipshod Performance that Bothered Him": McDade 514 [Murder]. Jenkins, James Gilbert [1834-1864]. Wood, R.E. Reporter and Editor. Life and Confessions of James Gilbert Jenkins: The Murderer of Eighteen Men. Containing an Account of the Murder of Eight White Men and Ten Indians; Together with the Particulars of Highway Robberies, the Stealing of Several Horses, And Numerous Other Crimes as Narrated by Himself to Col. C.H. Allen, Sheriff of Napa County, While in Jail Under Sentence of Death for the Murder of Patrick O'Brien. Napa City, CA: C.H. Allen and R.E. Wood, 1864. 56 pp. Two woodcut illustrations, 1 full-page. Octavo (9" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in pictorial wrappers. Negligible rubbing to extremities, minor wear to head of spine, light toning to text. A well-preserved copy. $600. * Only edition. "O'Brien's wife wanted him out of the way, and Jenkins obliged, burying O'Brien in the woods. Like many before him, when discovered, he charged his plight to liquor. 'That whiskey that I drank,' he said, 'the morning before I shot O'Brien was what caused me to do it when I did, and in so careless a manner.' The deed caused him no regrets; it was only his slipshod performance that bothered him.": McDade, The Annals of Murder 514.

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        Sulla origine delle specie per elezione naturale ovvero conservazione delle razze perfezionate nella lotta per l'esistenza. Prima traduz. italiana col consenso dell'A. per cura di G. Canestrini e L. Salimbeni.

      Modena, Zanichelli, 1864, 8vo legatura moderna in mezza pelle marron, titolo in oro al dorso, conservate all'interno le copertine della brossura originale, con difetti, pp. XVI-403 con una tavola litografica f.t. (Freeman, n¡ 706 - Coccia, p. 157/160). Mitica prima traduzione italiana.

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        JOURNAL OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1864. 2 volumes. VERY RARE FIRST TWO VOLUME, DOUBLE-DECKER PRINTING, ISSUED JUST MONTHS AFTER THE FIRST ISSUANCE. Illustrated with a great profusion of black and white plates, portraits and maps including a large folding map. And with two distinct title-pages, engraved plate of Captain Grant at the front of Vol. II. 8vo, very handsomely bound in three-quarter honey morocco over marbled boards, the spine with raised bands ruled in gilt, lettered in gilt in two compartments of the spine, marbled end-leaves, t.e.g. xxxi, 363; vi, 365-658 pp. A fine set, some foxing to preliminary pages, otherwise text bright and clean, binding in very nice condition, very well preserved. THE VERY RARE TWO VOLUME ISSUE OF THIS HIGHLY IMPORTANT LANDMARK WORK OF AFRICAN EXPLORATION BY THE FIRST EXPLORER TO DISCOVER ONE OF THE MAJOR SOURCES OF THE NILE. After an expedition into eastern Africa in the company of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton, Speke returned to England to announce his hypothesis that the Nile issued from Lake Victoria-Nyanza. However, his fellow geographers, including Burton, were skeptical of this claim. Under the sponsorship of Sir Roderick Murchison, President of the Royal Geographical Society, Speke went back to Africa and to Lake Victoria-Nyanza, and when he returned home he claimed that this time he had found conclusive evidence that the lake was indeed the source of the great river. This work is his published account of that expedition. It details his day-by-day adventures in his search for the source of the Nile, including myriad accounts of travel experiences such as his enjoyment of courtly life in the native palace in Uganda, expeditions of big game hunting, and, of course, the momentous ascent to the juncture of the lake and the river. For discovering "conclusive proof" that the Nile issued from Lake Victoria Nyanza, he was awarded a gold medal from the Royal Geographic Society. His claims, however, were still widely disputed. In 1864, Burton and James McQueen published jointly THE NILE BASIN which firmly disagreed with Speke's conclusions. Speke and Burton planned a debate on the issue, but the day prior to the meeting Speke was killed in an untimely hunting accident. His work remains a landmark in Africana literature and a highly enjoyable reading adventure.

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        The Prose Works of John Milton and The poetical Works of John Milton (complete in four volumes)

      Caxton Press/Willis P. Hazard, Philadelphia 1864 - These two sets bear the label of Willis P. Hazard although the prose works are identified as being from the Caxton press of C. Sherman and Sons. They were a gift from James DeWolf Perry in 1914 to his son (the father was the Bishop of RI, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church, chaplain during the SPanish American war, winner of the Legion of Honor, etc., scion of the historically important Perry family). He has put a gift inscription on the front fee end paper of the volumes and included a card: "Dear Jim with my love + best wishes for you all. I am sending to you from my library a valuable copy of Milton - you will find a description of this edition pinned in the fly leaf of vol. 1 of Prose Works". Pinned to the end paper is the following description: "This is the first complete edition of Milton ever printed in this country. It is sumptuously printed at 'The Caxton Press' on the best heavy laid paper, made expressly for it. The 'Poetical Works' are from the text by Pickering with Life and Notes by Mitford and others, in a bold very distinct type; and 'The Prose Works' are from an edition superintended by the late Rufus W. Griswold, and printed from the text of Pickering's edition. As there has been printed but a small edition of 250 copies, and it will not be reprinted, this superb large paper edition of Milton must rank as the best for the library of the gentleman of taste, and increase in value.". These volumes are bound in brown buckram with titles on paste downs on the spine. They are rubbed at the edges noticeable at the tips of the corners which are through in several places and the ends of the spine where there are also some short pull tears. There is some surface soil at the page edges. Many pages are unopened. They have pale yellow end papers. Other than what has been described, they are clean, tight, square with good corners and unmarked. Prose 1 has 548 pages, Prose 2 550 pages, Poetry 1 371 pages and poetry 2 478 pages. this a one-of-a-kind set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS

      Richmond: Ayres & Wade, 1864. Forty-four issues (of 110), most 8pp. each. Folio. Old fold lines and light wear. Separations along gutter vertical folds. Some light tanning and soiling, scattered foxing and wear. Some issues lightly dampstained. Many issues trimmed at gutter margin creating loose sheets. Still very good, overall. THE SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS was the Civil War South's answer to northern publications such as HARPER'S WEEKLY. A pictorial paper, it printed portraits and biographies of important military leaders, political cartoons mocking President Lincoln and other northern figures, as well as literary tidbits. The paper ran from Sept. 13, 1862 to Feb. 4, 1865 and was published weekly. Through 1863 issues were eight pages in length, but into 1864, issues were more often four pages or sometimes skipped entirely and only published every other week. The quality of the publication and its illustration were rather crude by comparison with the North's offerings. The publishers advertised several times for expert engravers, but never seem to have found any to take up the job. Nevertheless, each issue contains cartoons and portraits of famous generals and officers, along with literary works, a few advertisements, theatre and literature critiques, and the news of the day (though often several days behind). The back page of each issue advertises literary works now available or recently off the press, maps of the war, and different plays and shows coming up. One cartoon shows a downcast President Lincoln as Julius Caesar with a black Brutus; another shows the pleasant conditions for Union soldiers at Belle Isle Confederate Prison as opposed to the isolation and unhappiness of Confederate soldiers imprisoned in Ohio. Still a further illustration shows a dead man sprawled across a coffin captioned: "The Fate of a Deserter." The NEWS not surprisingly published with a pro-southern bias, even to the point of declaring the Battle of Gettysburg to be a great Confederate victory. Publication only became more difficult as the months passed. Legend has it that in 1864 several issues were printed with shoe polish rather than proper printing ink due to shortages (not borne out by an examination of existing copies). Paper was also in short supply, resulting in shortened or skipped issues. By 1865, with the Union Army occupying major southern cities and marching further into the heart of the Confederacy, the paper's circulation plummeted and distribution outside of Richmond became next to impossible. Richmond fell to the Union on April 2, 1865, which is when the periodical effectively ceased. This excellent run consists of issues spanning from Sept. 20, 1862 (No. 1:6) through March 5, 1864 (No. 3:9). The NEWS published forty- two issues in its first volume (Sept. 13, 1862 to June 27, 1863), twenty-five in its second volume (June 27, 1863 to Dec. 26, 1863), and thirty-eight issues in its third (Jan. 2, 1864 to Dec. 24, 1864). There is some confusion about how many issues appeared in 1865. Some sources record the paper running until September 1865, though that is almost certainly wrong; others say the end of March. The Library of Congress website devoted to historical newspapers, "Chronicling America," indicates an end date of Sept. 3, 1865 but gives the final issue as Volume 4, issue 5, which was published on Feb. 4, 1865. Emory University holds a 4:5 dated Feb. 4, 1865, the latest we can find listed anywhere, and thus probably the actual end of the publication. Assuming this is correct, the present run contains forty-four of one hundred ten issues. Issues are rare, and representative runs even more so. A wonderful resource for Civil War history.

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        The CONFEDERATE STATES ALMANAC For the Year of Our Lord 1865; Being the First After Bissextile or Leap Year, and the Fifth of the Independence of the Confederate States. Calculated for the Latitude and Meridian of Macon, GA., Lat. 32° -50' N., Lon. 83° -45' W., and Will Serve for the Adjacent States

      J. W. Burke, Agent, Macon, GA 1864 - Unpaginated, thoiugh 24 pages. 1st & last gathering unopened. 2-1/2 pages of advertisements conclude volume, with the last page advert for "Books, Stationery, &c" offered by J. W. Burke, Agent. 12mo. 7-1/8" x 4-1/2" OCLC records 7 institutional holdings of this edition. Age-toning. VG+. A nice copy of this survivor. Printed self-wrappers, stitched. String tie upper left corner of text-block 1st printing thus (Parish & Willingham 5301).

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        Harmonies économiques. 5ème édition.

      Paris, Guillaumin, 1864. - 655 S. Gr.8°. Hellbrauner, geglätteter Lederband d. Z. auf 5 Bünden mit 2 Rückenschildern, Kopfgoldschnitt und Steh- sowie Innenkanten-Blindprägung. Gering berieben; Rücken schwach verblaßt; Schnitt etwas stockfleckig; vereinzelt Anstreichungen in Bleistift und Kuli; unbeschnitten. In sich abgeschlossenes Werk des liberalen Wirtschaftstheoretikers (1801-50). Provenienz: aus der Bibliothek von Maximilian I, Kaiser von Mexiko, mit dessen großem goldgeprägten Wappensupralibro auf dem Vorderdeckel; am Fußrücken goldgeprägt: "Gabinete del Emperador". FR = Oeuvres complètes. Tome sixième.

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        Führer auf den Kgl. Bayer. Staats- und Ostbahnen. 2. Auflage.

      Augsburg Kranzfelder 1864 - (18 x 11 cm). IV, 376 (1) S. Mit 2 (1 grenzkolorierten) mehrfach gefalteten lithographierten Karten und einigen Textholzschnitten. Geprägter Original-Leinwandband. Umfangreiches Handbuch mit nach Routen geordneten Angaben zu den jeweiligen Städten und Sehenswürdigkeiten einschließlich kurzer Ortsbeschreibungen sowie historisch-geographisch-statistischer und gewerblicher Notizen. Weiter enthalten sind Auszüge aus den Vorschriften und den Tarifen für Personen-, Reisegepäck-, Tier- und Güter-Beförderung; eine Entfernungstabelle der Hauptstädte; Fahrpreistarife und genaue Beschreibung der Mineral-Bäder in Bayern und Württemberg. - Mit einer Karte der Illertalbahn von Ulm bis Kempten und einer von I. B. Pfeiffer gezeichneten Eisenbahnkarte von Deutschland. - Stempel auf Vorsatz. Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Einband etwas fleckig und ausgebleicht, sonst gut erhalten

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 - 1864 Wisden : Paperback with Facsimile Spine and Covers

      1864. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1864 : Paperback with facsimile Spine and Covers - 1st Edition! This Wisden was first listed as a rebind, it was from the Auty collection and hence we thought it was a valid listing with the Auty boards, however the binding wasputting pressure on the frist 2 pages and they were starting to tear down the line of the binding which was 1cm into the book and hence we took the book out of the binding and added facimile covers and a spine and touched up the small tear that was appearing. We have kept the Auty page if needed. The covers and spine are very well made and internally the book is nice and clean, there is some rounding to the pages and the last page has a small loss to the top of it as can be seen in the pictures. A small tear was forming thanks to the binding to the first 2 pages, this has been repaired.

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        Antique Master Print-LANDSCAPE-PARK-GARDEN-HAMPTON COURT-Haden-1864

      1864 - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Hampton Court.' - The towing path (Hampton Court). Very good early impression. State: Sixth state of 17. Ref: Schneidermann 72. Provenance: Edward James (No mark). Etching & drypoint on laid paper. Watermark: Coat of arms with a horn. Made by 'Sir Francis Seymour Haden' after own design. Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) started out as an amateur artist, being a surgeon. He would become one of the main persons involved in the British Etching Revival. Being married to the half-sister of James McNeal Whistler, there was a collaboration for a while. Excellent, given age. Ample margins. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. The overall size is ca. 24 x 17.4 cm. The image size is ca. 21.3 x 13.9 cm. The overall size is ca. 9.4 x 6.9 inch. The image size is ca. 8.4 x 5.5 inch. Storage location: Expo

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        des deutschen Eisenbahn-Vereins in Hannover am 9., 10. und 11. August 1864.

      Hannover Jänicke 1864 - (14,5 x 11,5 cm). 37 S. Mit 10 Original-Photographien in Albumin (6,5 x 8 cm), montiert auf 10 Kartontafeln. Illustrierter Original-Pappband. Seltener Führer für die Teilnehmer der Generalversammlung. - Mit den Kapiteln: Programm, Lokalitäten (Postamt, Telegraphenbüro, Gasthöfe, Baulichkeiten, Straßennachweise etc.), Droschkentaxe, Fahrplan der abgehenden Züge, Führer durch die Stadt (Kirchen, Profanbauten, Denkmäler, Sammlungen und Bibliotheken, Fabriken etc.). - Besonders zu beachten sind die Tafeln mit den Original-Photographien des Hof-Photographen Eugen Lulves; sie zeigen den Bahnhofsplatz, die Generaldirektion der Eisenbahnen, die Marktkirche und das Rathaus, das Leibnitzhaus, das kgl. Schloß, das Welfenschloß, die Theaterstraße, das Hoftheater, das Palais Solms-Braunfels sowie die Marienburg. - Ohne den Faltplan. Einband etwas bestoßen, sonst gut erhalten [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA CRISTIANA DE LA CALIFORNIA

      1864 - Biblioteca de el Domingo. HISTORIA CRISTIANA DE LA CALIFORNIA. Obra traducida al español para el Domingo por el Lic. D. German Madrid y Ormaechea. Mexico. Imprenta de Pedro Murguia. 1864. Small 8º. 156 x 100 mm. Hol., lomo liso, hierros dorados. 238 p. + 5 hs., incluyendo portadilla y portada. First edition in Spanish, fine copy. Written by a certain Madame la Contesse de. whose identify has remained unknown. Among the chapter headings are: the discoverers, missionaries, manners and customs, Father Picolo Sonora, The Apaches, Father Ugarte, Father Juan María, the Jesuits, conversions, later missionaires, etc. Fine Copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RACCOLTA DELLE OPERE IDRAULICHE E TECNOLOGICHE.

      Tipografia Eredi Botta, 1864. In-4 p. (mm. 292x208), 2 voll., mz. pelle coeva con ang., dorso a cordoni con decoraz. e tit. oro, tagli super. dorati, conserv. brossura orig., pp. 332; 552; con 11 tavv., più volte ripieg. e f.t., fra cui: 1 carta topografica per la navigazione interna del Milanese - 1 planimetria e profilo del canale di Pavia - 1 carta del corso del fiume Po e della laguna di Venezia - 1 carta topografica dell'Alto e Basso Milanese - vari tipi e dettagli di sostegni sul canale di Pavia. In questa raccolta figurano: "Saggio storico-idraulico sulla inalveazione del torrente Redefosso - Storia dei progetti e delle opere per la navigazione interna del Milanese con memorie e descrizioni dettagliate - Memoria sulla nuova teoria del moto delle acque, ecc.". Con qualche lieve fiorit. e ingialliture per la qualità della carta; due tavv. restaur. per strappo, ma buon esemplare.

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        Life and Confessions of James Gilbert Jenkins: The Murderer of.

      1864 - "It was Only His Slipshod Performance that Bothered Him": McDade 514 [Murder]. Jenkins, James Gilbert [1834-1864]. Wood, R.E. Reporter and Editor. Life and Confessions of James Gilbert Jenkins: The Murderer of Eighteen Men. Containing an Account of the Murder of Eight White Men and Ten Indians; Together with the Particulars of Highway Robberies, the Stealing of Several Horses, And Numerous Other Crimes as Narrated by Himself to Col. C.H. Allen, Sheriff of Napa County, While in Jail Under Sentence of Death for the Murder of Patrick O'Brien. Napa City, CA: C.H. Allen and R.E. Wood, 1864. 56 pp. Two woodcut illustrations, 1 full-page. Octavo (9" x 6"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in pictorial wrappers. Negligible rubbing to extremities, minor wear to head of spine, light toning to text. A well-preserved copy. $600. * Only edition. "O'Brien's wife wanted him out of the way, and Jenkins obliged, burying O'Brien in the woods. Like many before him, when discovered, he charged his plight to liquor. 'That whiskey that I drank,' he said, 'the morning before I shot O'Brien was what caused me to do it when I did, and in so careless a manner.' The deed caused him no regrets; it was only his slipshod performance that bothered him.": McDade, The Annals of Murder 514. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die Anlegung und Benutzung der Eiskeller, sowie die Bereitung des künstlichen Eises und die dazu dienenden Apparate nach neuester und vorzüglichster Konstruktion. 2. verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage.

      Weimar Voigt 1864 - (21,5 x 13 cm). VIII, 86 S., 1 Bl. Anzeigen. Mit 7 doppelblattgroßen lithographierten Tafeln. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. Für Haushalt, Landwirtschaft und Gewerbe bestimmtes Werk über die Theorie der Abkühlung und die Anlage von Eiskellern. - Stempel auf Titel. Vereinzelt gering gebräunt. Einband minimal bestoßen, sonst wohlerhalten

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        The Election of the President of the United States (Professor Laboulaye, the great friend of America, on the Presidential Election).

      Washington, Printed for the Union Congressional Committee, 1864. 8°. 14 pages. Softcover / Original Pamphlet. Original brochure. Some foxing. Unopened. Extremely RARE ! „To vote for Lincoln is to vote for Union and for Liberty". This is how this pamphlet ends in which Laboulaye urges the americans to vote for Lincoln instead for McClellan. But Laboulaye was even more important to the american people in his overall favour of this country as a leading role for freedom and future. He suggested the present by France, which was later erected as the „Statue of Liberty" „In the summer of 1865, a group of Frenchmen were gathered together one evening at the home of the well-known author, Edouard Rene de Laboulaye, in the village of Glavingny, a suburb of Paris. Among those present were Oscar and Edmond de Lafayette, grandsons of the Marquis d' Lafayette, Masonic brother of George Washington; Henri Martin, the noted historian and French Mason; and a young artist from Colmar in French (later German) Alsace by the name of Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, who at the time was engaged in making a bust of Laboulaye, called by one biographer „America's most ardent admirer in France." Laboulaye told the group that it would be a splendid gesture on the part of all liberty-loving Frenchmen to acknowledge their friendship to America by presenting a fitting memorial. (Some have speculated that he had a second motive in mind to call attention to the contrast between the American way of life with its freedoms and that of the French under the repressive Second Empire.) The 31-year-old Bartholdi became imbued with the idea and also the challenge it presented to his artistic talent. But the proposal lay dormant during the autocratic rule of Napoleon III and throughout the destructive years of the Franco-Prussian War. In 1871, Laboulaye, the Brother Lafayette with their cousin, the Marquis de Noailles, and the Marquis de Rochambeau, along with Henri Martin, revived the plan for the as yet unnamed memorial. They suggested that Bartholdi visit America and make arrangements for the presentation of the monument on July 4, 1876, the Centenary of the Declaration of Independence. Armed with letters of introduction and full of high hopes, Bartholdi sailed for America, although it is said that he did not have even a rough drawing of the proposed monument. Two weeks later, while standing on the deck of the ship Pereire steaming up Lower New York Bay, he caught a vision of a magnificent goddess holding aloft a torch in one hand and welcoming all visitors to the land of freedom and opportunity.Quickly obtaining paper and brush, Bartholdi sketched in water-color the idea of the Statue of Liberty substantially as it appears today. It was his thought to have this symbolic structure tower over the steeple of Trinity Church, then the tallest building on the New York skyline. He wrote to Laboulaye, „these outlines may well aim beyond the mere monument at a work of great moral value." (MasonicWorld - By R. W. Robert C. Singer) Édouard René Lefèbvre de Laboulaye (French pronunciation: ?[edwa?? ??ne l?f??v? d? labul?]) (18 January 1811 - 25 May 1883) was a French jurist, poet, author and anti-slavery activist. In 1865 he originated the idea of a monument presented by the French people to the United States that resulted in the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. He got the idea thinking that this would help strengthen their relationship with the United States. Laboulaye was received at the bar in 1842, and was chosen professor of comparative law at the Collège de France in 1849. Following the Paris Commune of 1870, he was elected to the national assembly, representing the departement of the Seine. As secretary of the committee of thirty on the constitution he was effective in combatting the Monarchists in establishing the Third Republic. In 1875, he was elected a life senator, and in 1876 he was appointed administrator of the Collège de France, resuming his lectures on comparative legislation in 1877. Laboulaye was also chairman of the French Anti-Slavery Society. Laboulaye was president of the Société d'économie politique. Always a careful observer of the politics of the United States, and an admirer of its constitution, he wrote a three-volume work on the political history of the United States, and published it in Paris during the height of the politically repressed Second Empire. During the American Civil War, he was a zealous advocate of the Union cause and the abolition of slavery, publishing histories of the cultural connections of the two nations. At the war's conclusion in 1865, he became president of the French Emancipation Committee that aided newly freed slaves in the U.S. The same year he had the idea of presenting a statue representing liberty as a gift to the United States, a symbol for ideas suppressed by Napoleon III. The sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, one of Laboulaye's friends, turned the idea into reality. (Wikipedia)

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        Extracts from journals kept by George Howard, earl of Carlisle: selected by his sister, lady Caroline Lascelles

      London : For private circulation [1864?], 1864. First Edition. Finely bound in full contemporary aniline calf. raised bands, gilt-cross bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Inner gilt dentelles. Bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and toned as with age. Scans on request.; 8vo 8"" - 9"" tall; 420 pages; Physical description; 420 p. ; 4to. Subjects; Carlisle, George William Frederick Howard Earl of 1802-1864 - Diaries..

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        Early English Alliterative Poems, in the West-Midland dialect of the fourteenth century. Copied and edited from a unique manuscript in the library of the British Museum. With an introduction, notes, and glossarial index.

      London: Published for the Early English Text Society, 1864 - Octavo. Original blue paper wrappers, printed in black. Pencil markings on cover, the poem Pearl heavily annotated in pencil. Spine repaired and creased, paper wrapper chipped at spine ends, very slightly soiled, markings to rear cover with top corner slightly chipped, short closed tear to fore edge of front cover. Overall a very good copy of this fragile book. First edition. The book marked the first complete publication of the poems Cleanness, Patience and Pearl, commonly believed to be by the same anonymous author who wrote Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The poems were taken from the late-14th century manuscript known as Cotton Nero A.x, and were almost entirely unknown until a few portions were published in the second edition of Thomas Warton's History of English Poetry in 1824. Highly scarce in the original wrappers. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph Letter Signed President Jefferson Davis and Vice President Alexander Stephens Plus CDV of Stephens

      Crawfordsville, GA. 1864. ALS. Envelope, 6 x 5 1/2 inches laid flat, postmarked April 20, 1864 Richmond, VA on CSA Executive Department envelope addressed to the Vice-President of the Confederacy Alexander Stephens. Envelope is incomplete with several pieces missing from the edges; 1/2 of postage stamp missing and 'derate' missing from Confederate on return address. Manuscript on verso apparently docketing the content of missing letter. However, enough content remains to tantalize any historian of the Confederacy. The docket in manuscript (in secretarial hand of Jefferson Davis) is dated April 19, 1864--Richmond, VA "In reference to the release of David F. Cable...." David Cable a lawyer from Ohio and captured by the south wrote to Vice-President Stephens requesting a meeting promising information on a cabal hoping to unseat Abraham Lincoln in the upcoming election and achieve peace and independence for the south. While Davis and Stephens did not get along, Stephens felt that Cable had enough credibility to ask President Davis to parole Cable so Stephens could meet with him. This meeting apparently never took place. In Stephens' hand below Davis' note it reads, "I should wait to see Cable is liar from the result of the examination...would detain me four days from Richmond." The Confederate Congress was due to convene soon and some historians link the Cable affair with an attempt to keep Stephens away from the opening of the Congress in Richmond. A good Civil War historian can fill in the blanks of this enigmatic fragment. Also included is a CDV of Alexander Stephens from the C. D. Fredricks studio in New York. ; 1 pp .

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        Original Brady Photograph Maquette "President and Cabinet."

      16 x 18 in. Maquette comprised of nine excellent carte-de-visite-size albumen prints of Lincoln and his cabinet, each with a manuscript caption, the group above a scalloped paper label reading "President and Cabinet," all mounted Institute address, Lincoln himself acknowledged Brady's influence, on board. Minor discoloration to mount, otherwise fine. Mathew Brady and Abraham Lincoln. This splendid original Mathew Brady work of art celebrates Lincoln and his Team of Rivals at the height of the Civil War. Mathew Brady and his gallery created this superb maquette using the best possible examples of its finest portraits of Lincoln and his cabinet. Brady then photographed the piece and published it in much-reduced size as a carte de visite group portrait for sale to the public. The resulting carte de visite appears in Ostendorf's Lincoln's Photographs on p. 275. The nine Mathew Brady portraits making up this maquette are: Abraham Lincoln, President Hannibal Hamlin, Vice President William Seward, Secretary of State Edward Bates, Attorney General Edwin Stanton, Secretary of War Montgomery Blair, Postmaster General Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy William Pitt Fessenden, Secretary of the Treasury John P. Usher, Secretary of the Interior The famous Lincoln portrait at the top is Ostendorf O-84, made by Brady in Washington on Friday January 8, 1864. The maquette was made between July and November 1864. Fessenden succeeded Salmon P. Chase as Treasury Secretary on July 5, 1864, and Edwin Bates resigned as Attorney General in November 1864.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 - 1864 original Wisden rebound w/o wrappers excellent condition

      1864. For sale here is an original 1864 Wisden which has recently been beautifully rebound in green cloth with a green leather spine and the title and year in gilt to the spine. The binding is identical to several others we are listing and has been done by Scriveners Bookbinders in Buxton, Derbyshire. The original wrappers have not been preserved but the book is otherwise complete. The title page has had a tiny amount of restoration to the page edges but otherwise the contents are entirely unrestored, complete, original and in very nice condition with just the odd spot or mark but really in excellent condition. As a bonus, the book is signed ""to the reader"" page by Charles Pardon, the editor of the Almanac from 1887 to 1891. The book doesn't appear to be a presentation copy but appears to have been Pardon's own copy. A very rare book in excellent condition, brilliantly rebound, with the added bonus of the signature and offered at a very competitive price.

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        Confederate stage coach coupon for one seat, from Albany, Ga. to Quincy, Ga

      Quartermaster's Dept., C.S.A., Albany, Georgia 1864 - Printed on yellow paper and accomplished by hand. 1 vols. 2 x 3-1/2 inches. Confederate Coach Coupon. Rare piece of Confederate ephemera from the end the Civil War, issued by the Quartermaster's Dept. Very good indeed. Stamped "H.F. Hoyt Tr. Ag't." on verso Printed on yellow paper and accomplished by hand. 1 vols. 2 x 3-1/2 inches

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        Autographed Letter Signed

      Augusta, 1864. unbound. 1 page, 8 x 5 inches on "State of Georgia Assistant Quartermaster's Office" letterhead, Augusta, January 7, 1864. Exceedingly rare war-date letter signed "Geo. W. Evans," written to Governor Joseph E. Brown, in part: "...This will be handed to you by Maj. B. Lanchis...He visits you in reference to an agency in the importation business which he will explain himself...I think he is eminently qualified to the business which he seeks..." Very good. Several folds; very good condition.

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        Confederate stage coach coupon for one seat, from Albany, Ga. to Quincy, Ga

      Albany, Georgia: Quartermaster's Dept., C.S.A., 1864. Printed on yellow paper and accomplished by hand. 1 vols. 2 x 3-1/2 inches. Very good indeed. Stamped "H.F. Hoyt Tr. Ag't." on verso. Printed on yellow paper and accomplished by hand. 1 vols. 2 x 3-1/2 inches. Confederate Coach Coupon. Rare piece of Confederate ephemera from the end the Civil War, issued by the Quartermaster's Dept.

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        Kongs-Emnerne. Historisk Skuespil i fem Akter.

      Christiania: Johan Dahls Forlag 1864. Med 2 sider noder. [4] + 218 s. + "Margretes Vuggesang" [4] s. Titelbladet let skjoldet, ellers velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet i smukt privat, let falmet helskind med farvet titelfelt og rig forgyldt ryg, samt guldbort ind- og udvendig på permer samt kanter. Bindet signeret Anker Kyster. * Musiken til "Margretes Vuggesang" er komponeret af forlæggerens hustru Emma Dahl. "Til Danmark kom der efter Georg Brandes Udsagn næppe tyve Eksemplarer af den trykte Bog, og af de samtidige litterære Kritikere var det blot Clemens Petersen og Dr. C. Rosenberg, som skjænkede Arbejdet nogen Opmærksomhed." (J.B. Halvorsen). Bibl. Norvegica IV, 6573. Skougaard II,46.

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        Illustrations of the Fungi of Our Fields and Woods Drawn from Natural Specimens: Volume I (First Series) and Volume II (Second Series) 2 Volumes Complete

      Published for the Author by Lovell Reeve & Co., 5 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London First Edition and 1865. Two Volumes. 1864 / 1865. - Uniform matching first edition hard back binding in publisher's original emerald green cloth covers, gilt title lettering and large gilt vignette to the front covers. 4to 12¾'' x 10''. Contains [xi] half title present, List of Subscribers, twenty hand coloured full-page lithograph plates over the two volumes, each with an explanatory page. Later matching spines, inner hinges repaired, bottom of the front cover to second series with cracking across the corner of the board, corners bruised and rubbed. Member of the P.B.F.A. BOTANY (Phytology) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kleinere Schriften. Herausgegeben von Karl Müllenhoff und Eduard Ippel. [Erster] bis achter Band in 8 Bänden [Die Bände 1 und 3 jedoch nur als leinengebundene Fotokopie!].

      Dümmler bzw. [Band 8:] Gütersloh [1864]-1890, Berlin bzw. [Band 8:] Gütersloh - Zusammen ca. 4200 Seiten. Neuere private Leinenbände. Die Bände 1 und 3 liegen nicht im gedruckten Original, sondern als vollständige Fotokopien (nach dem Olms-Reprint) in neuereren privaten und im Format etwas abweichenden Leineneinbänden vor. Jacob Grimm war unermüdlich wissenschaftlich-publizistisch tätig; die bis heute unersetzte Ausgabe seiner "Kleineren Schriften" erschien über einen Zeitraum von 26 Jahren und ist deshalb vollständig recht selten. Inhalt: Band 1: Reden und Abhandlungen (1864). Band 2: Abhandlungen zur Mythologie und Sittenkunde (1865). Band 3: Abhandlungen zur Literatur und Grammatik (1866). Bände 4-7: Recensionen und vermischte Aufsätze, erster bis vierter Theil (1869-1884). Band 8: Vorreden, Zeitgeschichtliches und Persönliches. Bei Band 8 sind die Innengelenke aufgeplatzt und der Buchblock ist dadurch etwas gelockert. Außerdem hat der Verlag bei diesem Band die Angabe auf dem Titelblatt fälschlich mit "Sechster Band" überklebt. Die Rückenschildchen sind zum Teil eingerissen, in Band 7 sind einige Seiten verknickt, insgesamt handelt es sich jedoch um ein vollständiges, noch ordentliches Exemplar mit nur leichten Gebrauchsspuren. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1864 - 1864 Wisden : Paperback with Facsimile Spine and Covers

      1864. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1864 : Paperback with facsimile Spine and Covers - 1st Edition! This Wisden was first listed as a rebind, it was from the Auty collection and hence we thought it was a valid listing with the Auty boards, however the binding wasputting pressure on the frist 2 pages and they were starting to tear down the line of the binding which was 1cm into the book and hence we took the book out of the binding and added facimile covers and a spine and touched up the small tear that was appearing. We have kept the Auty page if needed. The covers and spine are very well made and internally the book is nice and clean, there is some rounding to the pages and the last page has a small loss to the top of it as can be seen in the pictures. A small tear was forming thanks to the binding to the first 2 pages, this has been repaired.

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1864,19th Edition (Smith 20/24)

      Hi, Here we have an 1864 Lillywhite Guide. 19th Edition (Smith 20/24). It was from the Robin Marlar collection and bownd in redish boards with his name to the front, This book is rebound without the original covers, otherwise it is complete. In very nice condition. Internally wonderful, very clean indeed and tightly bound. It is a tiny book with bright pages and hard to find.

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        On Faraday's Lines of Force.

      London, Taylor and Francis, 1864. 4to. Extracted and rebound in recent green plain wrappers. In "Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, vol. 10" Title-page of vol. 10 withbound. A fine copy. Pp. (2), (27)-83, (1). ¶ First appearance of Maxwell's landmark - and his very first published on electromagnetism - paper in which he anticipates many of the fundamental ideas presented in his famous four-part paper "On Physical Lines of Force" (1861-2) in which he derived the equations of electromagnetism. The present paper ushered in a new era of classical electrodynamics and catalyzed further progress in the mathematical field of vector calculus. Because of this, it is considered one of the most historically significant publications in the field of physics and of science in general.Maxwell began his researches on electromagnetism following the completion of his studies at Cambridge in 1854. They were aimed at constructing, at a theoretical level, a unified mathematical theory of electric and magnetic phenomena that would express the methods and ideas of Faraday as an alternative to the theory of Weber." This programme was announced in his first article, 'On Faraday's lines of force', in 1856, and continued in two other major texts, 'On physical lines of force' in 1861-1862 and 'A dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field' in 1865. According to a famous passage in its preface, the Treatise (1873) represented the outcome of this programme" (Landmark Writings, p. 569). "Maxwell's first paper, "On Faraday's Line of Force" (1855-1856), was divided into two parts, with supplementary) examples. Its origin may he traced in a long correspondence with Thomson, edited by Larmor in 1936. Part 1 was an exposition of the analogy between lines of force and streamlines in an incompressible fluid. It contained one notable extension to Thomson's treatment of the subject and also an illuminating opening discourse on the philosophical significance of analogies between different branches of physics. This was a theme to which Maxwell returned more than once. His biographers print in full an essay entitled "Analogies in Nature," which he read a few months later (February 1856) to the famous Apostles Club at Cambridge; this puts the subject in a wider setting and deserves careful reading despite its involved and cryptic style. Here, as elsewhere, Maxwell's metaphysical speculation discloses the influence of Sir William Hamilton, specifically of Hamilton's Kantian view that all human knowledge is of relations rather than of things. The use Maxwell saw in the method of analogy was twofold. It crossfertilized technique between different fields, and it served as a golden mean between analytic abstraction and the method of hypothesis. The essence of analogy (in contrast with identity) being partial resemblance, its limits must be recognized as clearly as its existence; yet analogies may help in guarding against too facile commitment to a hypothesis. The analogy of an electric current to two phenomena as different as conduction of heat and the motion of a fluid should, Maxwell later observed, prevent physicists from hastily assuming that "electricity is either a substance like water, or a state of agitation like heat. "The analogy is geometrical: "a similarity between relations, not a similarity between the things related."" (DSB)The 1856 paper has been eclipsed by Maxwell's later work, but its originality and importance are greater than is usually thought. Besides interpreting Faraday's work and giving the electrotonic function, it contained the germ of a number of ideas which Maxwell was to revive or modify in 1868 and later an integral representation of the field equations (1868),the treatment of electrical action as analogous to the motion of an incompressible fluid (1869, 1873), the classification of vector functions into forces and fluxes (1870), and an interesting formal symmetry in the equations connecting A, B, E, and H, different from the symmetry commonly recognized in the completed field equations. The paper ended with solutions to a series of problems, including an application of the electrotonic function to calculate the action of a magnetic field on a spinning conducting sphere.

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        Traité de calcul différentiel et de calcul intégral

      Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1864 - Demi basane brune moderne. Deux volumes in quarto (263x207 mm), (4)-vii-(1 bl.)-xliv-780 pages / xii-725-(1 bl.) pages . Rousseurs Édition originale. Le mathématicien Joseph Bertrand, a publié de nombreux travaux en théorie des nombres et en théorie des groupes, et est devenu en 1862 professeur d'analyse au Collège de France. Cet ouvrage deviendra la référence sur le sujet à l'époque. Il déclare dans la Préface de cet ouvrage, que « la découverte du calcul infinitésimal a été pour la science mathématique le plus grand progrès qu'elle ait jamais fait ». Bertrand décrit ensuite avec quelques détails l'histoire de ce domaine mathématique et en particulier les apports respectifs de Newton et de Leibnitz, qu'il présente de façon non partisane avant de traité en détail du calcul différentiel puis du calcul intégral. DSB [II p. 88 : "Bertrand's publications cover many fields of mathematics. His elegant studies on the theory of curves and surfaces, of differential equations and their application to analytical mechanics, of probability and of the theory of errors were widely read"] ___________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________ENGLISH_DESCRIPTION______________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ Modern quarter brown sheep Two 4to (263x207 mm), (4)-vii-(1 bl.)-xliv-780 pages / xii-725-(1 bl.) pages . Foxing First edition of this comprehensi work on differential equations and calculus DSB [II p. 88 : "Bertrand's publications cover many fields of mathematics. His elegant studies on the theory of curves and surfaces, of differential equations and their application to analytical mechanics, of probability and of the theory of errors were widely read"] In quarto / 4to 4370g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Traité de calcul différentiel et de calcul intégral. 2 Bände.

      Paris Gauthier-Villars -70 1864 - (26,5 x 21 cm). (4) VII, XLIV, 780 S./ XII, 725 S. Moderne Halbleinwandbände im Stil der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe. - "Bertrand's publications. cover many fields of mathematics. his often elegant studies on the theory of curves and surfaces, of differential equations and their application to analytical mechanics, of probability and of the theory of errors were widely read" (DSB). - Titel verso getempelt. Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Ca. 100 Seiten in Band 1 mit kleinem Wasserrand in der rechten unteren Ecke. Insgesamt sauber und gut erhalten. - DSB 2, 87 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Longue relation d'une mission au Soudan sur la traite des Noirs et la chasse.

      - 4 lettres autographes signées 40 In-8 avril 1864 – octobre 1865 petits défauts sans gravité sur deux lettres Longue et très intéressante correspondance de Benoit Garnier sur sa mission au Soudan, la chasse aux animaux sauvages, et l'enquête menée sur la traite des Noirs en Afrique de l'est. Chargé d'une mission dans le Soudan, Benoît Garnier recueille une remarquable collection d'animaux sauvages (onagre, mouton du Nil Blanc, Bouc de Kordofan, singe d'Albara, etc.) pour la Société d'Acclimatation de Paris, qui le récompensera de sa collecte en lui accordant sa grande médaille d'or (1866). «[.] Dans ce berceau du despotisme, on jouit d'une liberté illimitée. Pas de gendarme qui vous empêche de passer où bon vous semble, d'abattre le gibier là où il se montre : indépendance complète et si quelqu'un vous gêne, vous le fourrez en prison. A la bonne heure ! Parlez-moi de ça. Aussi, mon parti est-il bien arrêté : si je foule encore le sol de la patrie, ce ne sera qu'en passant ; mais c'est sur le sommet du Liban, dans la vallée d'Antioche, sur le chemin de Bagdad, que je planterai définitivement la tente [.]. Voilà trois mois et plus que je marche tantôt en barque, tantôt à dos de chameau, et dire que je n'ai point encore atteint la région des girafes, ni celle des éléphants ! Ce gibier se tient à l'écart, et c'est un peu loin qu'il faut aller le chercher. Je crois néanmoins que je chauffe et qu'à dix ou quinze petites journées d'ici je trouverai à qui parler. Jusque là, tout me promet une chasse aussi abondante que variée. En approchant de Kassala, j'ai rencontré de jolies antilopes, le Déodie, de la taille du renard, qui pullule sur la route que je dois suivre ; l'Auriol, autre antilope, haut comme un veau, qu'on me dit être aussi très commun dans ces parages, et j'ai vu une peau de Téthil, grande espèce de Dama qu'on trouve à tous les détours des chemins. Je n'en finirais pas si je vous énumérais toutes les variétés de beaux animaux qui habitent le pays où je vais entrer sans compter les gazelles, les pintades, les francalères, les antarides dont je fais ma nourriture journalière. Bref, mon cher ami, sous le rapport de la chasse, je n'ai rien à désirer que deux ou trois bons compagnons de route pour participer à la curée. Malheureusement parmi les 15 ou 20 individus mis à ma disposition par Son Altesse, je n'ai pas trouvé un homme sachant charger un fusil, et mon domestique particulier est le seul qui sache se servir du sien. En fait d'armes, je ne suis pas trop mal monté. J'ai pu me procurer au Caire 3 carabines à éléphant de Deviem, calibre n°8, portant des balles de 4 onces ; 2 carabines calibre 16 [.]. A mon retour à Kartoum, j'aurai à m'occuper d'une enquête bien autrement intéressante sur la traite des nègres du Nil blanc. Le vice-roi, dans le but d'empêcher cet odieux commerce, a pris des mesures qui ont naturellement soulevé des réclamations de la part de tous les traiteurs du Soudan. Il s'agit d'examiner ces plaintes et d'éclaircir l'opinion afin qu'elle en apprécie la valeur. Vous comprenez tout l'intérêt que cette mission peut avoir pour moi si je sais la remplir. Vous pouvez m'y aider, mon cher ami, en me mettant en rapport avec des sociétés d'émancipation qui doivent exister aussi bien en France qu'en Angleterre. Ce n'est qu'en faisant du bruit qu'on appelle l'attention publique et une fois ces sociétés lancées sur cette piste, elles ne manqueraient pas de faire un tintamarre qui sera d'autant plus agréable aux oreilles du vice-roi qu'on le proclamera émancipateur et protecteur des nègres [.]. A propos de société, je n'ai gardé d'oublier la nôtre d'acclimatation dont notre chef de file est je crois président. Je vais lui adresser une liste (?) qui le remplira de joie par l'annonce des rares animaux dont j'ai déjà une intégrale collection. C'est bien le diable si après avoir pris tant d'espèces dans l'intérêt de l'humanité je ne redescends point le Nil avec une provision de consul dans ma poche. Je suis déterminé d'ai [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Prose Works of John Milton and The poetical Works of John Milton (complete in four volumes)

      Philadelphia: Caxton Press/Willis P. Hazard, 1864. Limited Edition . Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. These two sets bear the label of Willis P. Hazard although the prose works are identified as being from the Caxton press of C. Sherman and Sons. They were a gift from James DeWolf Perry in 1914 to his son (the father was the Bishop of RI, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church, chaplain during the SPanish American war, winner of the Legion of Honor, etc., scion of the historically important Perry family). He has put a gift inscription on the front fee end paper of the volumes and included a card: "Dear Jim with my love + best wishes for you all. I am sending to you from my library a valuable copy of Milton - you will find a description of this edition pinned in the fly leaf of vol. 1 of Prose Works". Pinned to the end paper is the following description: "This is the first complete edition of Milton ever printed in this country. It is sumptuously printed at 'The Caxton Press' on the best heavy laid paper, made expressly for it. The 'Poetical Works' are from the text by Pickering with Life and Notes by Mitford and others, in a bold very distinct type; and 'The Prose Works' are from an edition superintended by the late Rufus W. Griswold, and printed from the text of Pickering's edition. As there has been printed but a small edition of 250 copies, and it will not be reprinted, this superb large paper edition of Milton must rank as the best for the library of the gentleman of taste, and increase in value...". These volumes are bound in brown buckram with titles on paste downs on the spine. They are rubbed at the edges noticeable at the tips of the corners which are through in several places and the ends of the spine where there are also some short pull tears. There is some surface soil at the page edges. Many pages are unopened. They have pale yellow end papers. Other than what has been described, they are clean, tight, square with good corners and unmarked. Prose 1 has 548 pages, Prose 2 550 pages, Poetry 1 371 pages and poetry 2 478 pages. this a one-of-a-kind set.

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        Arizona Miner. Tisdale A. Hand, Publisher. "The Gold of That Land is Good." Volume I, Number 2. Fort Whipple, Arizona Wednesday March 23, 1864.

      Fort Whipple, AZ: Tisdale A. Hand. Good. 1864. Newspaper. Newspaper with 4 leaves of text with each leaf divided into four columns of text and measuring 11 1/2" wide by 17" tall. This issue is Volume I, Number 2. Newspaper was at one time folded 3 times horizontally and once vertically, showing evidence of light wear and moderate soiling at folds, multiple closed tears are located at folds and spine, some affecting content, and dampstaining to spine and to right half, affecting content. A great issue of the "Arizona Miner," detailing the Organic Act for the Territory of Arizona, a biographical sketch of Governor John N. Goodwin and a proclamation given by him in 1863, a report concerning Fort Whipple by Major Edward Willis and a few columns concerning the Colorado River and Arizona's resources. "Established in 1864, the Republican Fort Whipple 'Arizona Miner' began as a semimonthly newspaper owned by then Territorial Secretary Richard McCormick and published by Tisdale A. Hand. That same year, McCormick moved the paper to Prescott, the designated capital of Arizona Territory… [and] established the paper as the creature of the new territorial government" (Library of Congress, Chronicling America). This is one of the six issues published in Fort Whipple before the periodical was moved to Prescott. ; B&W Illustrations; 4 pp .

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