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        Harper's Weekly For The Year 1858 [bound Volume W/ Winslow Homer Plates]

      NY: Harper & Brothers. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1858. 1st. Hardcover. b/w; 828 pages; Width: 11.5" Height: 16", weight, 11 pounds. Includes all issue from January 2, 1858 to December 25, 1858. The last edition features Winslow Homer "Santa Claus Paying His Usual Visit to His Young Friends". This shows the iteration of Santa Claus before the work of Thomas Nast changed Santa forever. There are 3 other plates by WH. Pre-Civil War America includes illustrations from prominent artists of the time. An engraved title page at the beginning of the volume bearing the title "The Second Volume of Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization. The Year 1858." Bound in three quarter leather and brown marbled paper covered boards. Text block firm and clean. Mild rubbing to the boards as well as a separated front board and cracked exterior hinges. The interior pages show mild aging throughout. This was published during the time that the clouds of war were gathering in the North and the South. Many other timely subjects such as- Torture I the Stae Prisons, Japan Views, Elections, two full page Winslow Homer prints, captioned: "The Bathe At Newport" and "Picnicking In the Woods", along with the great two-thirds page illustration of: "Salt Lake City - Brigham Young's Harem and the Deseret Store, early portrait of Jefferson Davis, Great Massacre at Cawnpore, buffalo hunting, Lynching of William Barker, as well as a number of other Winslow Homer works. ; 11 .

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        The Harp of a Thousand Strings; Or, a Laughter for a Lifetime

      New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1858. 1 volume, with the frontispiece, illustrated with wood-engraved title vignette and numerous wood-engravings in the text after Leech, Phiz, Doyle, Cruikshank, and others by S.P. Avery. Bound in the publisher's original olive pebble grained cloth decoratively stamped in blind, front cover and spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, minimal rubbing to extremities, inner and outer hinges fine a GOOD+ copy. "This book, one of the most popular collections of humor of the 19th century, went into an unknown number of reprintings from the original plates" (BAL). This first printing contains the first reprinting (unsigned and unauthorized) of any of Lewis Carroll''s writings, "Novelty and Romancement" (pp. 188-194), which had first appeared in the monthly magazine The Train in March of 1856, with only one illustration. Here there are three illustrations. BAL 7094. Parrish, Supplement, p. 69. William, Madan and Green 14 note. HBS 15037.

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        Les convictions EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Librairie nouvelle, 1858. Fine. Librairie nouvelle, Paris 1858, 14x22cm, broché. - First Edition printed on laid. Autograph signed by the author Jules Clarétie. Small gaps without gravity on the jaw, slight foxing, otherwise good copy as appeared in blank wrapper. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée sur vergé. Envoi autographe signé de Maxime Du Camp à Jules Clarétie. Petits manques sans gravité sur les mors, quelques légères rousseurs, sinon agréable exemplaire tel que paru sous couverture muette.

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        History of the Life of Arthur, Duke of Wellington.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts,, 1858-60. With emendations and additions by the Rev. G. R. Gleig. 4 volumes, octavo. Original red morocco-grain cloth, gilt lettered spines, blind ornamental panel on sides, blind scallop shell motif on spines, royal blue coated endpapers. Heliograph portrait frontispiece by Riffaut after Sir Thomas Lawrence, 6 heliograph portraits by Riffaut (printed by Sarazin), 24 maps & plans (some coloured, many folding). Old pale stain to front cover of volume II. An excellent, bright, set in the attractive original cloth bindings. First edition in English - originally published in Paris and Brussels in 1856-57 - of one of the most important biographies of the Iron Duke. The Belgian soldier Henri-Alexis Brialmont (1821-1903) was "the most celebrated military architect of his day, [who] achieved international fame by modernizing the fortifications of several major cities, writing several textbooks on military engineering, and by publishing an enormous amount of books, pamphlets, and articles on international affairs, defence policy, history, tactics, and biography... [the life of Wellington] contains a great deal of his early thought on the relationship between the art of building fortresses, the course of major wars, and the fate of small nations. (The verbatim translation of Brialmont's biography of Wellington, which was published in four volumes in 1858-60, should not be confused with the many subsequent condensations and adaptations of the original work that appeared in subsequent years)" (Coetzee & Eysturlid eds., Philosophers of War: The Evolution of History's Greatest Military Thinkers, 2013, I pp. 236-37 & 433). Volumes III and IV relate to the Duke's civil life: "this is entirely new work, based on Wellington's papers and Gleig's personal knowledge [he had served as chaplain with Wellington in the Peninsular]" (Partridge). A very well produced publication - handsomely illustrated with fine portraits and excellent maps - presented here in the very appealing original "regimental red" cloth bindings; distinctly uncommon commercially.

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        Phantastes: a faerie romance for men and women. FIRST EDITION.

      Smith, Elder & Co. 1858 Bound without half title, sm. corner torn from title, a few marginal marks. Contemp. half calf; rubbed with split in following hinge, but sound. Bookplate of Augustus Taylor Day.Sadleir 1479; Wolff 4296; Shaberman 8.

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        Les Matinées d'Aix-les-Bains. Revue artistique et littéraire par Madame Marie de Solms née Bonaparte-Wyse. Première Année [ Du N° 3 du 18 juillet 1858 au N° 12 du 19 septembre 1858 ]

      Chez M. de La Garde 1858 - 10 numéros in-4 br., couv. conservées, A Chambéry, Chez M. de La Garde, 1858, pp. 81 à 472 Rare série suivie de 10 numéros des "Matinées d'Aix-les-Bains" provenant de la bibliothèque de l'érudit, paléontologue, archéologue, géologue et acteur Emilien Dumas (1804-1870). Bon étatAmi intime de Marie de Solms, il interpréta plusieurs de ses pièces. De la plus grande rareté. Voir dans notre catalogue nos autres séries des Matinées et nos ouvrages ou manuscrits de Marie de Solms. Langue: Français [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Travel Letters written to his mother and sister while on an 1857-1858 trip to South America and an Extended Voyage ?Around the World? from 1865-1868

      Collection contains 61 letters, totaling some 572 pages, plus several incomplete letters and fragments, mailing envelopes, miscellaneous memoranda, documents and invoices pertaining to Nisbet's travels. Plus miscellaneous family correspondence, ephemera, etc. Highly interesting and detailed travel letters describing two trips undertaken by Nisbet, a wealthy and well connected New Yorker, one to South America in 1858, and a later journey around the world which lasted from 1865-1868. Nisbet was an intrepid traveler often journeying to places unfrequented by Americans including a trip up the Nile, the Holy Land, Russia, India, including Kashmir and the Himalayas, China and Japan. Nisbet's letters are vivid and descriptive, some run to ten and twenty pages in length, and provide his impressions of each country and locale visited. His letters from Egypt, Palestine, India, China and Japan are of great interest. Nisbet in addition shipped home a large amount of artifacts and artworks amongst other items from each country. Nisbet was a wealthy young man, whose family owned properties both in Yonkers and in New York City, and whose income allowed him to undertake this extensive tour and to effectively retire from business in 1865, at the age of thirty. Nisbet's correspondence is a superb collection of 19th century American travel letters, far beyond the typical "Grand Tour" letters often encountered. Nisbet's obituary in the New York Times of February 6, 1906 provides a brief synopsis of his life: "William F. Nisbet of 400 West End Avenue, a well-known resident of this city, died yesterday of apoplexy, aged 71 years. On his mother's side he was of old Dutch stock. His father was a Presbyterian clergyman of Scotch descent. In early life he was interested in the Architectural Iron Works, but in 1865, retired from business and became an extensive traveler and art collector. He resided in Yonkers for many years, where for a long time he was President of the Board of Education. Mr. Nisbet was of striking and magnetic personality, and a gentleman of the old school. He leaves a wife and two sons." Sample Quotations - South American Trip Rio Janeiro July 21, 1858 "Dear Sister, I wrote several days since by the packet this I propose sending by the Lapwing the same vessel which brought me out. Since my last I have been engaged to such a degree that I have not as yet made certain excursions into the country which is my intention yet to do. I have made one tour only, that to Tepuca, a very rural mountainous district about 4 leagues from Rio. The mode of travel out of the cities of this country as indeed of all South American cities is on mule back. In this city 9/10 of the transportation is by mules or negroes, horses are as rare as elephants with us. ? On my visit to Tepuca I rode a mule 8 hours dismounting but once in that time? At a distance of ten miles from Rio you find more wilderness. Forests seldom visited by the feet of man, varied by mountain and valley and streams which in unison form a picture of primitive nature which would be difficult to match within 2 days journey of New York. ? There was some excitement created in the city yesterday on account of the refusal of some negroes who had been sold to go to the interior refusing to obey. They took possession of a house near the Consulado armed themselves with missiles of one kind and another and showed fight. The police who always go armed with musket and sword were ordered out to the scene. These police are mostly mulattoes and blacks and lack the manly determination and bearing of the white man they are unskillful in command on such emergencies. This was fully elicited on this occasion. They stationed themselves in the 2d story of a house on the same side [of the] street and fired glancing balls ? the balls done no damage ? but skipped along through the streets injuring several persons. The negroes only yielded when their weapons or missiles were exhausted. The sale of negroes to the interior is of such frequent occurrence that were it always made a casus belli the city would be in a state of perpetual insurrection. Two thirds of the people are negroes ½ of them slaves. You here see hundreds of native Africans of various tribes who have been sold in slavery. They are a great boon to the country in my opinion. My philanthropy for the negro is all exploded. If those who preach emancipation with such rampant arguments could see (as I have) 2 or 3 hundred of real Africans together and contrast their entire person mental and mechanical (say nothing about their physical for I have seen many that could they be turned to stone would vie with the bronze cast of Hercules or other types of physical strength grace & beauty) with the same number of mulattoes or of the negro one or two generations removed from the native they would methinks consider their humanity misspent? Very little of Brazil in the United States ? I leave on next Sunday for Rio Grande a southern province in Brazil en route to Montevideo and Buenos Ayres. I intend making the journey from Rio Grande to Montevideo overland and see the country as it can be made in less time than by water. I shall probably stop in the La Platte cities about a month and then return to Rio and thence home?" Rio Grande d' Sul, Aug. 5th, 1858 "Dear Mother, I last wrote from Rio Janeiro when on the eve of sailing for the south? Three days out brought us to St. Catharine's situated on the long island of the same name. It is a most lovely spot. The island is upon the coast about 28" S latitude I think. It is about 30 miles long and 6 or 8 broad and divided from the main land by a strait about 2 miles wide? its valleys and mountain sides are highly cultivated as is fitly proved by its extensive orange groves and its immense exportation of farinha and beans. Most of the carriage is by mules and niggers although you now and then see an oxcart the wheels of which are pinned to the axletree, axletree and all turning. This is an ancient Roman custom and it is a fit example of the backwardness of this people to throw aside ancient customs or to adopt new ones. At this island are made by the negro women & Indians most beautiful flowers of fish scales also of feathers of various colours from numerous variety of Brazilian birds. I saw also flowers or wreaths for the head made of changeable or variegated wings of insects chiefly of the beetle tribe. I have several specimens of each which I shall bring home with me when I return? At 6 a.m. we weighed anchor for Rio Grande. ? This city is situated about 6 miles from the sea in a wide but shallow bay. The entrance to the bay is over a bar of sand which at times is rendered so formidable by the heavy sea which breaks over it as to render entrance impossible save at the great hazard of ship and lives? Safely crossed we soon raised the city of Rio Grande from whence I write. The site is a perfect desert as is the country for many miles about it. The sand drifts to such an extent that immense walls are built in order to prevent the burying of the city. Its streets are very dirty and disgusting presenting as Shakespeare has it "such a rank compound of vilanous sweets as ever offended nostrils" It however is the only and best seaport of the Province of Rio Grande the most southern and flourishing province of Brazil composing a greater area than entire France. From this place a large lake runs north some 160 miles As I was unavoidably detained in this place some 8 or 9 days I concluded to take a trip up this lake to a large town or settlement at its head; from this town (Porto Alegre) I have just returned. I have still 3 or 4 days before I start overland for Montevideo. I go on horseback a distance of about 200 miles having previously boated about 125. As the region is very wild consisting of immense pampas or plains and the people rather barbarous I of course go armed cap a pie. I have a companion a Mr. Barker an old resident of this place who goes with me. We will make it in about 6 days from here. I shall stop in Montevideo a week or two on business and then as long in Buenos Ayres then return to Rio. Don't go to my office for news of me as I write you oftener than I write there or at least as often?" Buenos Ayres, Sep. 10, 1858 "Dear Sister, I trust you will have received mine from Montevideo ere this arrives I write to the States by about every opportunity which my changeable life presents some go by steam via England, some by sail and direct but so great is the distance and so unreliable the various stages of the passage that you may never receive many that have left my hands? Since I last wrote you I have crossed the River Platte from Montevideo to Buenos Ayres. I have been here but two days but am perfectly at home. It has been my luck to arrive at the all the places to which I have been drawn on holidays. The day of my arrival in Rio or the following morn dawned upon St. George's day. That of my entry into Montevideo was 25th de Augusto. The 4th of July of this one horse republic, and lastly I arrived here on the day celebrated by the Spaniards as the anniversary of the birthday of the Virgin Mary. Every where in South America ones attention is awakened to the great number and the barrier which these too frequent feast days offer to business and prosperity. Many of the natives complain bitterly of this and petitions signed by large masses of people and wealthy ones have been sent to the Pope soliciting him to exempt the people from the observance of many of these religious days. Here they have a revolution every few years (might be safe to say months at times) and with each change of party or for each victory or political event must be named an yearly anniversary to be kept up with all the pomp and parade of state and people? There is an old church or cathedral here which is better than 300 years old, I doubt if on the western continent is to be found another to match it in years. The city is to the stranger made easy being very level and streets all at right angles? The houses built generally around a hollow square and one or two stories in height are peculiarly noticeable for their solidity and their appearance as if closed to strangers. The windows all strongly barred give a prison like aspect to the dwellings. ? The harbor however is most miserable. It is indeed to be wondered at that such a city ? should ever have grown up under the disadvantages of the harbor. Boats of the smallest tonnage can approach only within a mile of the city? It is only the immense trade in hides and jerked beef, and wool which could for one moment enable this place to maintain such prestige? I shall stope here only until the 28th of this month?" Sample Quotations ? "Round the World" Trip Letters "No 5 Cairo, Egypt Dec. 10, 1865 My dear Mother and Sister, Here we sit taking a cup of tea and smoking good Lata Kea tobacco, in quaint, dirty, oriental Cairo by far the most unclean city that I ever yet set my foot into? We came up to Cairo on Thursday by rail it is 130 miles over a rich country, perfectly flat and cultivated by irrigation water wheels turned by oxen are seen on every hand lifting water from a canal & to a higher level in order that fields as flat as a table may be inundated the sediment allowed to settle and then the water is drawn off. Extensive fields of cotton ripe but unpicked of course were passed. Numerous villages built of clay one story high and without glased windows or doors were passed. Nothing more wretched in fact or in aspect can be imagined than these hovel villages of the poor Egyptians. Donkeys, camels, dogs & cats seemed to live with them on equal footing. There is every shade of white & black of human kind here Abyssinians yellow. Nubians black. A more distant African race jet dead black. Egyptians yellow but there is no distinction made between colors. Many of the most intelligent dragomen are very black and speak 2 or 3 or 4 languages. There is now no legalized slavery here although there are plenty of slaves. Yet any slave can go before the consuls or authorities and claim & get his or her freedom. Yet I have been long enough in this beautiful valley of the Nile to note the wretchedness of its people ? The great fault is in the head of the people the viceroy and the government. Ishmael Pacha seeks only the promotion of private and family interests. Manufactures, agriculture, commercial enterprise all are dwindling for lack of encouragement and legislation. No man living has such an opportunity to immortalize himself and recuperate, invigorate a great country as this viceroy. The people are not alone victims to a long continued neglect of opportunities but they are equally cursed by their system of religion which holds them aloof from believers in Christain faith. ? I was in Mehemet Ali's mosque in the citadel this morning & to my surprise there was a woman there. A living she Saint in tatters and disgustingly dirty. I have been parleying with various dragomen since my arrival in regard to going up the river. I find everything here monstrously high and a boat up the river for two persons to 2d cataract all food &c included costs not less than 350 pounds sterling or $ 1750 ? dollars - £500 ? 550 will take 4 persons up. This is three or four times the price of 5 years ago. This augmentation is owing to various causes but chiefly to the cattle murrain which has destroyed many thousands of sheep and cattle for two years. And to the high price of cereals and vegetables caused by the extraordinary attention given to the cultivation of cotton since our rebellion broke out. In the city of Alexandria rents have quadrupled in 3 years or so ? here greatly increased. ?" "No. 6 Cairo, Egypt Dec. 22d 1865 My dear Mother & Sister, ?To night I have been making out contract with dragoman to go up the Nile and in 2 days (by Christmas) we shall be on the water. There are three of us my companions are excellent and gentlemen. One is a son of one of the wealthiest men in New York Meres Taylor, the other a young man of fortune Mr. Wood and an old acquaintance? We have a splendid boat, large and nicely furnished a dragoman, captain, two waiters, rudderman and ten sailors to pull or row when there is no wind. There are no Americans here this winter & precious few English. Only two boats have gone up. We go to 2d cataracat or start with that intent?" "No. 8 Thebes Upper Egypt, January 16, 1866 My dear Mother & Sister, Two and a half hours ago (after a passage of 20 days) our Dahabechr came up under full sail to the east bank of the Nile that portion of ancient Thebes known as Luxor, two minutes more and my feet kissed the ground which I had so longed to see. ? Thus far our journey has been but a pleasure excursion ? Up at 9 a.m. take coffee or tea or chocolate ? then if no wind a stroll on shore under the palm & accacea trees then to breakfast go on shore with gun & shoot pigeons or if we are under sail sit down in cabin on divans or on the upper deck and read. To understand thoroughly this country its ancient & modern history requires much reading? Dinner comes at 6 & then coffee and pipes take up two or 3 hours. Study of French writing up my journal letters &c keep me busy so that I am scarcely ever in my berth before 1 or 2 o'c. ? Today commences in all mahometan countries the fast of Ramadan when all strict Mahommetans neither eat nor drink between the rising & setting of the sun. This lasts a month and it is held in great strictness by most of the poor & rich. ? The people of Egypt outside of one or two of its large cities live almost entirely on vegetable food ? Lentils (a kind of bean) bread made of flour (of wheat or doro a kind of corn) but coarse because of the hull being ground with it & not separated and onions are the staple articles of diet of the great masses. Clothing: Adam & Eve had no less when they were struck with shame Garments of cotton or coarse wool are made with few stitches. Shoes are rarely seen. Heads are generally shaved so combs are useless. They all wash in the Nile or not at all and the winds & sand storms are warded from their heads by mud houses covered with thatch of palm branches ? no wooden floors or carpets here to be washed or swept, no furniture to be dusted? Irrigation & ploughing & reaping are the toils of the land ? the laborers are plenty and the work light. With this state of affairs is it any wonder that the people are degraded no schools in the land so now & then the beneficent missionary societies open one or now & then in the larger towns a native school is opened the scholars taught until they know a little something & are then hurried off by Government orders upon Government duties ? A most unhappy people are these Egyptians living under an accursed tyranny ? During 20 days on the Nile I have seen thousands of these poor natives herded together in boats as thick as they could stand (no exaggeration) going down the river to work on the R. Road which viceroy is now building between Cairo & Thebes on the western bank. He builds this road entirely by forced labor if you know what that means. It means that he makes an order for 50,000 men more or less (that was his last order) & that each town of Egypt is apportioned its quota which is collected by the sheikh or president of the town who uses no system of draft ? but selcts at will whoever he chooses of course he is open to bribery & most of them make fortunes in that way. Boys of 12 years & men of 60 are taken & summarily sent off from their families. But this is not the worst they get no pay & furnish their own provisions. ? They work 12 hours per day under merciless drivers who force them sick or well. ? We now start for 2d cataract ?" "No. 9 On board dahabukr "Nubia" River Nile 10 miles N of Derr & about 850 miles from mouth of river, Feby. 3rd 1866 My dear Mother & Sister, I wrote last and sent a letter from Luxor it was dated 18th Jany. We stopped there two days ? Luxor is a portion of the ancient city of Thebes and is situated upon the East bank. Karnak another portion & upon the same bank, while Kornna another portion lies upon the west side of the river? Neither of them now anything more than ancient ruins of temples bordered or surrounded by a few miserable hovels of sundried brick or mud walls? [There follows a lengthy description of the tombs, temples and other sites visited, including those of Ramses 2nd and 3rd, Karnak] ? On our way down we started a jackal and soon entered a depression in the mountain side and half way up where were the gaping mouths of natural caves at the doors of which were strewn quantities of human bones and quantities of mummy cloth torn in shreds. Here an arm there a leg, a skull or a trunk the dissection of the poor arab antique hunters who had been tearing or unwrapping these mummies to get the scarabaeus or other jewels from their persons. ? On January 20th we left Luxor with a fair wind for Aswan the foot of the 1st cataract ? stopping but twice on the way once at Eine where the crew made their bread & where I took donkey & guide & went several miles out into the desert to visit the oldest Christian convent in Egypt. Established by Empress Helena in honor of the martyrs killed by Diocletian. The convent stands far off upon the borders of the desert a repulsive pile of brick one story high. We entered by a low door to which I had to stoop & found ourselves within a dusty dirty straw covered court where sat a black woman almost nude & engaged in trapping the vermin from her pickaninny's head. We were received by two men who we were told were monks they however neither dressed nor acted like monks? These were sanctuaries but with civilized people they would hardly have been used for pig pens ? [There follows a lengthy description of being pulled through the first cataract] ? We were 3 days getting through the cataract which consists of 4 considerable rapids the last the greatest? One and a half miles above the last fall and standing sentinel like before the gate between the rocks ere the descent of the water stands the island of Philae sacred to the Ancients and upon which are the ruins of some of the most tasteful and elegant temples. In it fable reports Osoris the all powerful god of the Nile to be buried? 100 miles more & we shall be at 2nd cataract beyond which we shall go 35 miles to Sennet by camels & then commence our return ? Above the 1st cataract the valley is very narrow & almost entirely usurped by the width of the river whose banks are generally 20 ft high ? at the tops of which stretch banks of deep golden sand in which no vegetation will grow save here and there a palm tree which root close to the brink. Yet there is vegetation which is cultivated upon the almost perpendicular banks ? are deeply green with peas and lentils the chief staples of the poor Egyptians diet? We pass frequently a temple standing like skeletons of departed glory in solitary places oft half buried in the engulfing drifts of sand. I wish I was prepared for it & had companions eager for it should quit the boat at 2d cataract & go on into the center of Africa. I should love to follow up the Nile to its sources and visit unknown parts surrounded with all the risks and excitements of travelling among savages. Capts Speke & Grant have done far more than the world think in exploring & discovering the feeders of the once mysterious Nile?" "No 12 Cairo Egypt Mch 22, 1866 My dear Mother & Sister, Once more in Egypts heart. We completed our Nile voyage on 17th March ? we bid good bye to our faithful crew and farewell to the staunch little craft which for nearly three months had been our home? I am doubtful if all of my letters have or ever will reach their destination? You can however always know wether you have received all or not from the number as I number each letter sent. We left Thebes on 3d March and made during our voyage down several excursions which were very interesting & some of them full of adventure. We had strong NW wind most of the time which was almost sufficient to counteract the force of the current & made the voyage irksome. We rode 24 miles one hot day to the ruins of Abydus and walked several more. Another day we spent at Sioit where we saw a very strange phase of religious fanaticism or it might better be termed of the sacreligious ignorance of the moslems. It was a dance at the tomb or grave of a dervish. These dervishes are sort of moslem priests or holy men who dress strangely & like beggars living by charity and having their abode in certain buildings & places or wandering through the country. They are wonderful fanatics & perform most marvelous things under the influences of high excitement. They often eat serpents & one or two instances have occurred of them eating glass? Our most to be remembered adventure was a visit to the crockodile caves of Moabdeh near Manfelout. We entered and traversed the dungeon, ragged rock mazes of this great cave by crawling , creeping & at times walking upright? We penetrated as far as 25 minutes would carry us and stood amid cords of mummified crockodiles crawled over unknown depths of reptiles & human mummies. On every side save above countless numbers of crocks were packed, packed in the crevices of the rocks, packed in its depths ? some were 15 ft long some 10 in ? the latter always done up in bundles of a dozen or more like cigars. ? Once more on the river we stopped only at the Pyramids of Gheseh the great pyramids of the world? We came back to Cairo at the Hotel & are well satisfied with our 3 months voyage. Here we shall remain a few days & thence to Syria & Palestine ? We shall probably go to Suez see the French Canal which is intended to connect the Mediterranean & Red Seas ? We had intended to cross the Great desert by Mount Sinai, Akeba, Petra & Hebron to Jerusalem but all sorts of rumors are rife in regard to strife between the Alawi & other Bedouins between Akaba & Petra & we have abandoned the route & now propose to go to Alexandria & thence by sea to Beyrout thence to Jerusalem & through Palestine to Syria? Quite a number of Americans have been in Egypt this winter but very few of them have been up the Nile. ?The English traveler Palgrave has just left and tomorrow I dine with him so you see we have some society here?" "No. 13 Alexandria Mch 29th 1866 My dear Mother & Sister, ? I leave in steamer early in morning go on board to night and will probably be in Beyrout in 3 days ? We have taken a dragoman for 60 days in Syria & Palestine & have our cook the same Mohammed we had on the Nile a good & trusty fellow. We have all our tents, table, chairs? crockery, provisions &c with us & shall in less than a week be fairly in the saddle for 2 or 3 months a glorious life I tell you?" "No. 15 Jerusalem 23d Apl. 1866 My Dear Mother & Sister, It is 1:30 p.m. I have been in Jerusalem half an hour ? I last wrote you from Beyrout the morning I set out therefrom to journey along the coast southward to Jerusalem. I believe it was on the 6th by reason of a side excursion to El Jun a drouse village in the mountains 3 hours from the ancient city of Sidon ? we were two days in reaching Sidon. Near El Jun is an old convent lastly occupied by Lady Hester Stanhope a strange Englishwoman here she lived with a troop of Albanians about her excluding all Europeans and here she died and was deserted by her retinue of servants ere she was buried? W came down to Tyre, Akka, Mt. Carmel where I dined with the monks of the old convent & slept there one night then returned to the plain of Akka ? next morning crossed the plain of Sharon to Ceaserea on the coast the ruins of the former capital of Palestine. Here we encamped within the ruins & close upon the shores of the Mediterranean. We were now in a region which the handbooks & the journals of travelers tell us is infested with wandering Bedouins and robbers, we however are in Jerusalem after traversing the entire length of the plain of Sharon & not a hostile being have we seen. Our cortege consists of 7 mules, 3 donkeys & 5 horses (15 animals) and 9 men (beside ourselves) Dragomen, cook, muleteers &c. This is our usual accompanying force myself & companion alone are armed but we are well armed. We had a Turkish soldier as guard a portion of the way from Carmel, but he was no use as guide and I think would be the first to run in Emergency?" "No 17 Nazareth Palestine May 13, 66 My dear Mother & Sister, I wrote you last on the 3d inst and four days after left Jerusalem to journey northward. It was late in the day before we struck our tents on top of the Mount of Olives opposite Jerusalem. We went up there for one day and one night? It was 9 oc p.m. when our Bedouin guide led us up to our tents at the fountain of Jacob just south of Bethel? It is now a wretched village of a dozen miserable huts perched on the summit of a little tell. Our 2d nights encampment was at Nablous the most picturesque and delightful situation of any place I have seen in Palestine? He confirmed that the sect of Samaritans was thinning out & that it would be extinct at no distant day. The Turk taxes them with severe discrimination and like all Christian sects they are persecuted by the Moslems. There is something strange about the passing away of this sect next oldest to the Jews themselves. ? Our next days ride was through Samaria to Jenin? where we encamped. ? Here we heard awful tales of blood & murder that the Bedouins about Mt. Tabor were fighting with trans Jordanic tribes ? that the day before 22 had been killed? Our tents were pitched within the low walls of the Greek convent and after dinner we had a visit from the Greek Bishop of Nazereth who was there on occasion of some religious festival. ? He told us that news had just reached Nazareth of the breaking out of war between Austria & Prussia & of the recent killing of the sheikh of Jenin & 7 men by a party of Bedouins. Said the Bedouins on this side of the Jordan were greatly excited & threatened an outbreak? Magdala 17 May- This is on the sea of Gallilee? and was the birth place of Mary Magdalen? Our tents are pitched 1/8 mile from the lake shore close under a great hill and within a few hundred feet of the modern Arab village of Mefdel the unworthy occupant of the site of Magdalen. It covers about an acre with its 20 or 30 one story flat roofed rude & wretched stone hovels ? and its inhabitants are a thievish wretched set of arabs? The Jews in Palestine are a wretched looking set and are dreadfully persecuted. Last night at safed some moslems came about our kitchen tent to talk & trade with our cook & dragoman, a Jew offered. As I was resting on my bed I saw two of the moslems knock his hat off & kick it. The Jew picked it up & without a word walked off. I ran out & ordered the wretched moslems off & not to return, and told the Jew to remain? We had made up our minds to go down the west shore of the sea cross the Jordan and make an excursion into the Hansan & around the entire sea. Over the Jordan is called dangerous ground as there is no government there than that of the nomadic Bedouins. We therefore sent to the governor of Tiberius asking a sufficient escort of soldiers to guarantee our safety & that of our luggage train. He came to our tent promised to send ten men with us to the camp of an officer at the hot spring of Hamman esh Shikh in a wady 2 hours east of the Jordan. We would there procure the necessary guard for our further journey?. We forded the Jordan ½ a mile below the lake? crossing the plain of Ghos we entered the deep wady wherein flows the Mandhur river ? In 15 minutes we started and passed up the narrow valley through thistles 5 or 6 feet high? and after a severe climb of 1 ½ hours we at last stood upon the grand plateau of the Hausan which is some 2000 feet above the sea of Gallilee ? It is the grazing & wandering ground of these wild savage Bedouins. We soon came upon a small encampment of them ? We passed one little village called Drloosa which I have nowhere seen mentioned by any traveler (In fact I have read no travelller who had ever taken this route) It was a collection of miserable huts mostly deserted as the locusts have for two years destroyed every green thing in this part and the Bedouins have driven their herds elsewhere?. Safed 18 May Here we are to night wrapped in overcoats while last night we were 2000 ft lower in the pit of Gallilee melting? It is not an ancient city but has long been a stronghold of the Jews ? The turks have taken all the casing stones away and left only the heart of rubble. Seen from a distance it is a grand ruin one of the most picturesque in all Palestine. The great earthquake of 1837 overturned the walls & destroyed the houses of the town some 5000 people were buried?. Traveling in the East is the most expensive in the world & when I get in Europe I shall spend less. Yet what I spend is well spent & I shall never regret it?" "No. 18 Damascus May 31, 1866 My dear Mother & Sister ? We leave today for Baalbeck & the Cedars & shall have 10 days of hard riding through the mountains want to arrive at Beyrout in time to take the steamer (of 10 June when we shall go to Athens (Greece) & Constantinople & the probably up the Danube to Vienna en route to Paris?" "No. 20 Constantinople June 28, 1866 My dear Mother & sister, I arrived here at 10 oc this morning after having spent 12 days in a Turkish Lazaretto at the Asiatic Dardanelles 12 days is bad or worse than most prisons. ? We were assured that we should meet no quarantine as on the 7th she left Alexia in Egypt & at that date not a case of cholera had been reported there, ? Yet on our arrival at Smyrna on 14th we were at once put under quarantine & ordered to proceed up the straits of Dardanelles to Abydos there to go into Lazaretto (which means in Turkey the worst sort of a prison enclosure and the worst sort of treatment, food &c) ? Here there were 54 rooms and into this oven 500 passengers were crammed. Each room 15 x 18 feet ? ceiling 10 ft 4 windows secured by iron bars ? grates & not one piece of furniture at first. We finally had beds on floor, 2 chairs a board to dine on, 2 bottles for candlesticks. The walls were smeared with filth ? the floor full of fleas & vermin. The air was foetid & tainted & the authorities refused to give us chloride of lime to cleanse & disinfect. Our meals were cooked 3 miles away at a small town & sent up. They were poor & scanty but we were charged 16/- = $ 4 per day for them & beds ? almost twice what is charged in some eastern hotels? I wrote to Constantinople and had a great basket full of potted meats, fruits biscuits sardines cheese, bologna sausage &c &c sent which reached me in 4 days. Besides I wrote to the American consul at Dardanelles & got apricots & pears. I had taken an old dragoman with me as far as Constantinople & here in Lazaretto he proved of great good to the party, without him we should have fared hard? The large mass of them were pilgrims returning from Jerusalem & Mecca The Christian & moslem shrines. Here were Russians, Turks, Greeks, Circassians, Albanians, Bulgarians, Arabians, Nubians, Chinese, Syrians, Austrians, Persians, French, English, Americans. Christians, Jews, Moslems, such a variety of costumes, customs and manners can not be seen even in any eastern city. There was a large number of poor Russian women who had been to Jerusalem ? and were now returning to their homes upon the far off steppes of western Russia the distant borders of Siberia the great valleys of the Don & Volga, the Caucasus & northern Russia? many had not food or wherewith to buy it & we ourselves fed each day some 20 poor women with rice &c. 5 times each day a muezzin ? stood out in the square and called the true believers to prayer and once each day a party of 20 odd moslems prostrated and girated in accord with the movement of a leader. We had quarrels and fights there too. There were 3 harems (or families of wives) there. One old Turk had his 7 wives and he kept them shut up close. When they came out to air themselves it was always with their mouths & faces, except eyes covered up as is usual in these Eastern lands ? Constantinople is magnificent in its situation Grand in its great mosques and barracks. Its bazaars are far superior in stock and variety to those of Cairo or Damascus. There is no cholera here at all although it is just a year since today that it broke out here and ceased not its ravages until 1/20 of its population (or almost 45,000) We shall stay here a week or so & then go up the Danube to Pesth & Vienna. News came here to day of a great battle between Austrians & Italians in which the latter lost the day. Also of a report of a victory by the Austrians over the Prussians. A big war is brewing & we shall have it this summer, if it will keep a few Americans at home it will leave Switzerland less crowded with them. ? I am in capital health and spend a few minutes each day in anathematizing the Turks. It is a standing disgrace to civilized Europe that the Turks are permitted to control these beautiful seas and lands ? They should be swept away from Europe at once?" "No. 21 Pesth, Hungary July 12th, 1866 My dear Mother & Sister, ? Danube is the Mississippi of Europe many steamers on it yet the people & country are wild. Pesth I like hugely it is a well built city of Eastern Austria & the Magyar Capital (Hungarian) ? Across the river is the town of Buda and on the hill right above the river is one of the Royal Palaces of Austria? The Empress arrived on the 5th & visited the wounded Austrian soldiers 10,000 of whom are quartered about Pesth. I saw her just after my arrival, she was returning from her visit to the wounded. Her escort was simple? Yet there was no boisterous crowd, no enthusiasm simply a respectful & quiet recognition. The streets were not at all crowded, in fact you could have raced horses over its length & breadth without running over many. ? You will have read ere this reaches you of the defeat of the Austrians by the Prussians on the Elbe. Great loss on the Austrian side stated at 80,000 men. It is a severe blow, nearly a 6th of there army annihilated at a single stroke ? the Prussians marching on toward Vienna. The Hungarians you will recollect insurrected against Austria in 1848 ? Kossuth was their leader. Now they are fighting on the Austrian side & many are volunteering. Yet Austria has so often played them false that they do not volunteer as freely as they would had not their faith & rights been tampered with. ? Vienna 14 July 1866 I arrived here last night about dusk, was all day on the road from Pesth. Passed numerous trains loaded with the Imperial household treasures and numerous troops of soldiers with all the ponderous enginery of war. I shall stay here 4 or 5 days or so & then on to Paris? I have not met one American in these parts as yet?" "No. 22 Paris July 29, 1866 My dear Mother & Sister, ? I spent several days in Vienna the wealthy people had mostly left and carried off their valuables the roads were blocked up with people fleeing the city to escape the anticipated attack & siege of the Prussians. On the other hand the well to do peasants were flocking in from the country north of Vienna to escape the Prussians. Every one expected each day to hear the Prussian guns and a military guard took possession of the high spire or tower of St. Stephens Cathedral the highest in Vienna where they scanned all day the northern plain the old fields of Wagram & Austerlitz to look for the approaching enemy. Great numbers of troops were in & about the city. In the Prater or public park some 30,000 were encamped while on the north bank of the Danube a very large force were occupied in building a chain of forts. The people were gloomy and trembled for the future. Yet Vienna always called so gay & dissipated had even then its light life? It was a very interesting time in Germany. The R Roads were loaded down with war material & soldiers. Great trains of locomotives & cars were being run beyond the enemies reach. The crown valuables, the Empress & her family all were sent off to Buda? After Vienna I went to Munich the capital of Bavaria a city full of works of art & artists. Bavaria has taken up the cause with Austria and there too everything looked war like. Everyone was discouraged almost agast at the fortune of Prussia. ?" "No. 26 Christiania, Norway 22 Sept. '66 My dear Mother & Sister, You will see I am on the move. I arrived here 2 days ago and leave tomorrow morning to go up into the country for 3 weeks or so. I go across the country to Bergen on the Atlantic coast ? The Emigration of Norwegians to America this year has been great. Estimated from 20 to 30,000 this from a nation. They leave a charming but mostly sterile land one teeming with grand history and misty romance ? Ten years ago not more than one or two Americans visited Norway each year. This year some 50 have been here?" "No. 27 Christiansund, Norway Oct 8th, '66 My Dear Mother & Sister, ? One posts by boat as he does by horses in the interior (prices per mile being in both cases fixed by Government Tariff) & rowed down to Utne 4 ½ hours arrived at midnight only 4 or 5 houses there one of which was an inn knocked & door was opened people turned out & in one hour had a dinner or supper of game, beer, applesauce, cake &c. It proved the best inn in Norway? As to game they actually give it to you everywhere. You don't get beef anywhere though & on the coast towns one gets fish until he is tired of them. I am very fond of little herring such as they make anchovies of. They are capital fried & here is the place for them. Sometimes as many as 10,000 barrels of herring are taken in one catch by one great net. Speaking of game I forgot to mention reindeer the great game of the country. I have eaten it several times it is not as good as beef or even red deer meat (venison) I expect to be in Trondheim tomorrow afternoon stay there a day & then post back over the country to the head of Morsen lake & over it to Christiana Will be back in about 2 weeks & then Stockholm?" "No 29 St. Petersburg, Russia Nov. 14/66 My dear Mother & Sister, I last wrote you from Stockholm on 1st Nov I left that place in steamer and crossed the gulf of Bothnia to Finland? so after three days at H[elsingfors] I took another carriage & posted 400 versts 275 English miles to St. Petersburg. This makes between 4 & 500 miles by carriage through Finland. I cannot say that Finland is an interesting country at this season ? I reached the Russian frontier at midnight and had to turn out with my passport &c. The big guard who stood at the pole which prevents vehicles from crossing the line until examined was very clever & in order to prevent the trouble of unlashing my trunks as well as to escape the possible annoyance of duty upon a few things in my luggage I quietly dropped a couple of marks about (40¢) into his hand. Lightning don't flash quicker than he wheeled on his heel lifted the gate & away we rattled?. It was 3:30 when I arrived in the heart of the city. I found the first hotel full not a room & driving a mite further was fortunate to get lodgings. The marriage of the Caravalet Alexander with the Princess Dagmar of Denmark had taken place the day before? and the city was still full of strangers & visitors? St. Petersburg this is the grandest city in many respects I have ever seen ? I was too late for the marriage which took place on Oct 28th Russian time or Nov 9th our time (we are 12 days ahead of Russian time) but I have seen most of the festivities since. The illumination last Sunday night was something superb & ever to be remembered. The Quay buildings on either bank of the Neva the principal street Nevski and the principal buildings everywhere were sheets of flame. I do not think I exaggerate when I say that on the great bureau building opposite the winter palace 50,000 cups of oil were placed all over the front? there were stars of flame crowns of flame. As & Ws (the initial of the bride & groom) of flame, double eagles of flame and hundreds of nondescripts of flame? I rode in a drosky down the Nevski (the Broadway) it is 150 ft wide & it was so dazzlingly bright as to hurt ones eyes. There was an endless row carriages up & an endless one down moving by fits & starts as they could. There was a moving river of people with eddies on either hand ? Such a display of furs. Every man with his giant fur coat very nearly to his feet & with a collar which when put up hides the wearer. Women double wadded & looking like small balloons in their comfortable roundness & shoulder furs, fur caps & a sort of capote for the head & neck used by both sexes to keep the wind off. Yesterday a military parade ? It was quite splendid although not Russia's best. Regiments of cuirassiers, of lancers, of Cossacks mounted in regiments of black, small bay & gray horses & moving in line of battle in full trot over the frozen ground. The breath from the nostrils of the lines of horses seeming to come from orderly rows of moving locomotives? shall stay for a couple of weeks or so & then to Moscow by Rail Road ? I meet no Americans in North Europe I suppose I shall find oceans of them in Italy?" "No. 30 Moscow, Russia, Dec. 18, 1866 "My dear Mother & Sister, ? I was in St. Petersburg over 3 weeks & arrived here on 6th. I enjoyed myself in St. P and saw it pretty thoroughly. On 3d Dec. I went to the Noblian ball the great ball of each season. It was a bewildering scene of splendor ? outside the front of the building was a sheet of illumination. The ball room one of the finest in Europe. I went at 11 o'clock and in 5 minutes after we arrived the Emperor & Imperial family occupied the canopied dais erected for them on one side of the ball room. The floor was a jam of moving colors & gold lace. A colossal bouquet in motion. For almost every man was in uniform. Either military or Ambassadorial. Ladies were gorgeous & rich in costume white predominating and were loaded down with jewels, diamonds predominating. The Emperor leaving his family stepped down upon the floor the crowd broke before him while he advanced & saluted on either hand, now & then stopping an instant to take the hand of some veteran of his army or to speak with some noble woman of his court. Yet he stopped but an instant & kept a direction leading toward one corner where could be seen towering over the throng two heads one covered with a great & magnificent turban of black Astrakan about the upper portion of which was wrapped coils of pure white cashmere. The other bore an immense hat of pure white Astrakan (Somewhat similar to the bear skin hats of the Huzzars) These were Shamyl & his son Caucassians. The old man wore a long gray beard & was dressed in a loose caftan or bernous white as drifted snow. The Emperor approached freely extended his hand to the old man who shook it warmly & then both entered into a cheerful conversation which lasted 5 minutes. This Shamyl is renowned in Europe & for 30 years he fought against the Russians in his native mountains at last he surrendered & is now one of the warmest admirers of the Czar. ? I did not see him extend his hand to the parvenu who he last summer ennobled for having saved him from assassination. Yet he stood in the crowd looking on. He is a man of perhaps 35 and was an apprentice to a hatter in St. Petersburg but without education & poor. Now he has an estate, an annuity, a patent of nobility, & is fast educating.Yet is he looked down upon by the nobles. I cannot understand the policy of making such a man a noble. I can that of giving him a fortune. You should have seen the coronets worn by the Grand Duchess Constantine & by Princess Dagmar the bride of Russia. I think the diamonds on the former were worth at least a couple of millions. About her neck 3 strings each stone as large as hazlenuts. Dagmar looked beautiful. She is in my eyes the prettiest princess in Europe & probably the most perfect woman of them all. Around her neck were hung in coils like cable chain strings of brilliants of the 1st water & magnitude. The Princess & some others danced or rather walked the stately Polonaise. There was little dancing every one seemd to be estimating the others. Ambassadors were numerous, the one which appeared to me the greatest object was one representing the "Phantom government" of the Mexican Imperialists. He seemed conscious of some imposition & I think will soon want a place? I like Moscow & since my arrival have scarcely had time to sleep or eat much less to write? There are scarcely any Americans in Russia save a few who live at Petersburg & Moscow engaged in business. I do not get papers here. I think they are stopped by the censor as the government is very strict about such things?" "No 31 Moscow Jany 10 '67 "My dear Mother & Sister, I am a little surprised on looking at my memoranda book to see that my last was so far back (Dec.18). But time flies so rapidly & is so thoroughly occupied that weeks seem but as days? We are having weather thoroughly winter & Russian Several days this week the thermometer stood 22 Beaumur (the French authority) equal to 18 below zero Fahrenheit? Very little walking is done. Small sleighs holding two besides the mujik or driver are very numerous & riding is cheap. You are obliged to bargain with the drivers any ride you take? Russian time is 12 days behind our time ? hence to day is 29 Dec & this week is & has been one of pleasure to all Russians. Yesterday I found it impossible to get a half hours repairing to a coat. No one working and most of the common people drunk and good natured, for the Russians are a good natured people & even when two men get to pounding each other they do it on the back of the head & shoulders & never in the face like the English and Junkers? Moscow is cold for outdoor amusements ? Then they have bear fights where bears are brought into a pit & dogs let in to kill them. This last amusement has not yet commenced as it is rather cold to drive into the suburbs & sit & witness such things with thermometer much below zero? The streets, the bazarrs, the 485 places of worship of which 250 are regular churches, 20 convents & 180 Government buildings all interest the traveler. At night there are theaters, ballets, masked balls, clubs &c. A new ballet called the czar's daughter was produced here 2 or 3 weeks ago. It is very beautiful both "miz en scene" & costumes and entirely unique. It is purely Russian & in it are introduced the costumes & dances of many of the tribes of Europe & Asia which in the aggregate make up the huge Russian Empire. Finnish, Polish, Bohemian, Little Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Circassian, Georgian, Perisan &c &c. The dancers are all Russian & not surpassed if equaled by any in the world. Last night was a wonder in Moscow. Especially did the mujiks & common Russians gape & stare. For the first time the streets were lighted with gas & several fine illuminations took place. The gas posts stand as yet side by side with the old oil lamps. Which are also lit I suppose because the contract for same is not yet expired. Moscow is very rich and is strange that they have so long done without gas. Since the Emancipation of the serfs 5 years ago great numbers of the nobility have been impoverished & as the ukase swept away the authority over the serfs they find broad acres of no value without labor to till them. The law here is no respector of persons unless they have money. So that it is a common thing now a days to find princes & princesses in jail for debt ? for here debtors can at any time be imprisoned. I have had a nobleman clad in old clothes ask alms of me in the public streets of Moscow. Moscow is not so gay now as then for most of these nobles have no surplus means to keep up town houses in addition to their country one. The nobles bred to no vocation can do nothing and deprived of the serfs are often mere cultivated beggars, who have the recollection of latter days to make them more miserable. The merchants of Moscow are by far the richest class. Many of them are very rich 20,000,000 of roubles ($14,000,000) is the position of several. It is common to see a man standing in an open shop all day selling a few articles and yet this man be worth millions. Theft & dishonesty of every character has full sway among all classes in Russia. Talk of American defaulters of repudiators & the specie-swindlers in all its phases of the petty thefts of servants & officals in our own land It is a paradise in honesty to Russia. I firmly believe that among the merchants & nobility of Russia there is less honor & integrity than among any other first class nation or civilized people & as to the servants the workmen, not 10 out of the hundreds of thousands in Moscow & elsewhere are honest. In some factories here every workman's person is examined before he is allowed to leave the factory. Men will put tallow under their shirts (and down their throats) candles in the boots & up the sleeves, brass cuttings in their hair, & yet when caught at it deny that they know how they came there? To make complaint against a petty theif or any other entails endless trouble & expense. One man here had a nice harness stolen reported it to the police, was sent for every day for 2 months to come & identify paid out as much as the harness cost & never got it. Sometime after he had another stolen, but resolved to say nothing about it 3 or 4 days the police called & asked him if he had lost a harness. He said he had but that an effort to recover the last had cost him so uch time & money that he had resolved not to attempt the recovery of this. The officer then told him that for not entering complaint he was liable to 300 roubles fine (5 times the cost of the harness) ? that he must go to headquarters & pay it. ? In the courts the man who bribes most freely & heavily is always the successful man. I have been to dine this evening with two American travelers, one Appleton of Boston & Longfellow, son of the poet. They are the only travelers here that I know of. Several days ago Dr. Thompson of the N. Y. Tabernacle & his wife were here for 3 days. I shall remain until holidays are over a week or so & then return to Petersburg where I shall remain 4 or 5 days & then be off for Warsaw & Berlin. ?" "No 33. St. Petersburg, January 31st '67 My dear Mother & Sister, ? As to marrying riches, don't expect it unless I love the girl. I can marry rich if I like both at home & abroad, but I marry no one for that alone. I will tell you a funny thing which happened to me in Russia. A young woman proposed to marry me. She was 20, pretty, rich, good family, highly educated speaking 5 languages & very sensible in most things. I did not see it in that light however of course don't mention this to anyone for it seems so astonishing that they would think I lied. In Russia no man marries before the dowry of money, dresses &c is paid into his hands by the parents it is a matter of business. Lots of nice girls here who want husbands. ? I have had a nice time in Rusia I forgot to tell you I was robbed at Moscow which with my purchases will partially account for the money I have drawn. A servant in the house or a thief from outside came into my room when I had accidentally left my purse & took from it not all but about 100$ I am however a fortunate man A friend of mine there was robbed of 800$ in same way. My traveling companion last summer lost his watch & chain & 150$ I leave for Warsaw in 2 days and thence for Berlin Dresden & in 3 weeks shall be in Italy?" "No. 39 Malaga Spain, Sunday May 26th 1867 My dear Mother & Sister, ? When I left Naples May 11th I had written to Paris to Rothschild to hold my letters for further advice as I did not know just where I could order them with certainty? in course of 4 or 5 days to get them to send letters (one mail) to Madrid where I expect to be in less than 2 weeks on my way north & out of Spain. One of the last things I did at Naples was to make an expedition to Paestum (about 70 miles south of Naples on the coast) to see the ruins of 3 wonderful temples there very few people go now a days on account of scare about brigands ? which is all nonsense- 2 years ago an English lord at Naples was spending a great deal of money & making a great show. He arranged to visit Paestum ? The brigands then in their heyday had spies & it was decided to capture him & hold him for ransom. The day came he did not go but another young Englishman did & the brigands took him for the mylord It cost him a pile of money to get his release? The journey was one scene of peace and pleasantry and one of the most interesting in all Italy. I have a large gouache or water colour picture (of a kind peculiar to Naples) of the temples & several others views of Naples in my trunk which I sent to Paris from Marseilles. Another interesting trip was to the grotto Azzura or blue grotto on the island of Capri at the mouth of the bay of Naples. ? From Naples I took steamer to Leghorn & Genoa the last place I stopped a day ? The next morning I went out to draw gold (for in Spain except in one or two places one can draw any to great disadvantage) get hand books &c. About noon word came that all steamers leaving Marseilles for Spain were quarantined & that the steamer of yesterday was in for 3 days at Barcellona. I was a fortunate man & made up my mind I would go by land, mail & diligence so started at 5 next morning & riding all day & all night crossed the Spanish frontier at 3 a.m. when the customs officers hauled us out & examined baggage fortunately I travel here with a leather bag & roll of blanket & coat together, so I have no trouble. I spent 2 days in Barcellona & got off by rail again before the steamer passengers got on shore. This shows the absurdity of quarantine at times. I came from Barcellona where if there was any cholera I did not hear of it yet was equally dangerous with those who went by sea. I got into Spain no questions asked. To this point which you will see is in the south on the Mediterranean I have travelled through the mountains & country by R & diligence. Hard work & mostly by night. I arrived here 2 hours ago (10 oc. A.m.) from Grenada which place I left at 8 o. c. last night & rode all night in diligence 10 horses 3 drivers & postilion. The animals ran all the way & changed every 2 hours or so? There is a family of my acquaintance keeping house here I shall hunt them up after I write this. The Alhambra the old palace of the Moorish kings in Spain is at Grenada. I spent 2 days there and well spent they were the country is superb. The view from the Alhambra magnificent on the eastern side of a great plain (shut in on every side by mountains) upon a spur or nose of the mountain stands this superb relict of Saracenic architecture overlooking the city of Grenada on the plain beneath the Alhambra is not more than 300 ft or so above the city & plain yet commands an extraordinary landscape, back, east and far above it is the snow clad summit of the Sierra Nevada ? Strange that 3 days since just after my first visit to the palace the last home of the Moorish kings previous to expulsion by the Spaniards I took up a copy of the London Times in which I saw that Maximillian had fled or perhaps met his death at the hands of the liberal soldiers in Mexico. The history of Spain is so much that of Mexico that the course of events there are watched with great interest by the Spaniards. Spanish sympathy was with French bayonets, but it will be hard to find another scapegrace to act the part of Maximillian. Mexico is a god forsaken country ? you cant make anything of the Italian or Latin race ? My destiny after Spain will be Switzerland I shall go direct out of Spain to the alps & then to the Exhibition?" "No. 40 Cadiz, Spain, June 16, 1867 My dear Mother & Sister, ? I leave this place tomorrow for Lisbon Portugal by steamer & shall go from there to Madrid by rail. I have not had any letters since leaving Naples I have allowed them to remain at Paris ? and then go out of Spain over the Pyrenees probably stopping at Biarritz the famous watering place , then to Bordeaux on my way to Geneva Switzerland (Where I suppose I shall find hosts of Americans here I find none) ? I crossed to Africa from Gibraltar & visited Tangiers once more. I seemed to be in the Orient. For the moors of Morocco are as thoroughly eastern as the Arabs of the Syrian deserts. Morocco is a country almost untraveled ? therefore has a great charm for me. How pleasant it was once more to call one Mohammed by name and to see a bare legged, bernoussed turbaned, dusky son of Islam enter. I have just come from Seville by far the most charming city I have seen in Spain. I spent 4 or 5 days there It ranks with Madrid in wealth and outranks it in beauty & interest?" "No. 41 Pau in Basses Pyranees, South France July 7 '67 My dear Mother & Sister, ? I did not meet any Americans in Spain in fact few go there ? I suppose one great reason is it is a difficult country to travel. This place is a great resort for invalids with lung complaints &c. Last winter hundreds of Americans & English here now not one. It is strange that in all my travels the only parts I have met with Americans or English in any number have been Italy or Paris. I can count on my fingers all I ever met in all other countries? This is a strange place no young lady walks the st with a young man she can go alone with her dog or with other women ? but alone without a dog not. In the morning early you hear sweet music upon a shepards pipe looking out you will see a mountain goatherd & his dog driving a dozen or so black goats about from door to door & stopping to milk in every mug or pitcher that is brought forth?" "No. 42 Paris 20, July 67 My dear Mother & Sister, ? You see I am once more in Paris the starting point & home of all continental travelers. I spent several days in the Pyrenees & wrote you on the 7th inst from Pau. It was very interesting to proceed from there to Bordeaux thence across the country to Geneva but I found that it would be quicker to come this way & it would give a chance to repair & replenish my wardrobe? In about 5 or 6 days I shall start for Cologne & up the Rhine. I am glad to be out of Spain where I have suffered some hard travel. Diligences & RR are tedious, hotels & food bad & I lost my trunks there & for 5 or 6 dys was without a shirt or collar not even a tooth brush?" "No. 44 Luzerne Switzerland August 29, '67 My dear Mother & Sister, ? In those parts I have been I have met few people scarcely any Americans or English owing to the fact that the Engadine & Eastern Switzerland is little travelled. While the cholera scare has kept away travelers from the Italian lakes. I Have been fumigated with sulphur 4 or 5 times a day in north Italy, baggage likewise? They take you into a close room & burn sulphur keeping you in two minutes. It does no one harm nor do I believe it [wou]ld do any good as a disinfectant ?I am told 19 nobles have died of it ? the poor people go off like sheep. I am now out of it however so you will not fret about it. I do not have the slightest fear of it, yet I should not care to go to Rome just now had I not been there already. Here I find hosts of people Americans first English 2nd ? I expect to get out of Switzerland in about 2 weeks & then for good old England & Scotland?" "No. 46 Glasgow, Scotland Oct 8 '67 My dear Mother & Sister, ? I have now about concluded to return home by way of India, China & Japan to San Francisco etc. Of course this is the long way about yet it is a journey so novel & full of interest & so easily accomplished now that we have splendid steamers from San Francisco to Japan & China that I think I should make it now that I am on this side. It will occupy me 6 months or so from the time I leave Paris which should be about the 1st of December. This brings me in India in the winter the cool & healthy season & continues me around to China & Japan in the most desirable seasons. In doing this trip I shall have been around the world & shall reach New York about July next. There is no danger & traveling is there very delightful I know several persons & have met many from whom I get accounts all agreeing in the interest of the trip besides this the trade of the Pacific is going to increase 10 fold in the next 10 years & I want to know something of its resources etc. The whole trip on the water is by steam. We have American houses & consuls throughout the East at every place of importance. I am now reading up on the matter India you know is English, one is there almost at home as far as the Anglo Saxon race is concerned. The travel there is by boat & Railroad as there are now several thousand miles of rail road finished?" "No. 53 Bombay Jany 28, 1868 My dear Mother & Sister, ? I arrived at Bombay on the evening of the 11th Jany. After about 21 days steaming from Marseilles. We had a heavy north east monsoon crossing the Indian ocean. It lasted 4 days and amounted to a gale at least the Bombay papers so stated. It was rough & uncomfortable enough. When out 5 days from Aden the coal on ship was discovered on fire (by reason of spontaneous combustion) an

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        Ténèbres

      ERSTAUSGABE, 1ere Édition Broschiert Gut Text Französisch. ERSTAUSGABE. Gemusterter broschierter Einband, goldgeprägtes Frontbild, Titel, Leinenrücken, minimale Gebrauchsspuren, gut erhalten. 150 Exemplare, hier Nummer 122. EIGENHÄNDIGE WIDMUNG VON IWAN GILKIIN AN MR. TTH (PH:?) GIILLE AUF VORSATZBLATT. ORIGINALRADIERUNG VON ODILON REDON ALS FRONTISPIZ: Buchschnitt nicht ebarbiert, Seiten teilweise nicht aufgeschnitten. 116 Seiten auf Van Gelder Bütten. Eine Gedichtsammlung von Iwan Gilkin (1858 1924) belgischer Dichter, einer der Vertreter des Symbolismus in Belgien. Sehr guter Zustand. +++ Texte en francais. Première édition. Ouvrage broché, avec titre et illustrations dorés sur le plat supérieur. Reliure en toile. 150 EXEMPLAIRES, ici le numéro 122. DEDICACE DE LA MAIN D'IWAN GILKIN (À MR. TTH (PH:?) GIILLE sur page de garde. EAU-FORTE d'ODILON REDON en FRONTISPICE: Pages en parties von coupées, texte imprimé sur papier de Hollande Van Gelder. Très bon état général. +++ Iwan Gilkin (1858 1924) poète, auteur dramatique, chroniqueur musical, critique littéraire et journaliste belge d'expression française. +++ 19 x 26,8 cm, 0,51 kg. +++ Stichwörter/Mots-clés: Fin De Siècle Parnasse Poesie Symbolisme Dichtung Belgique signiert limitiert Vorzugsausgabe

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        37. The Kilns by the Hashiba Ferry on the Sumida River.]. [Hochformat].

      [Tokyo, Uoya Eikichi, 1856 - 1858]. - Holzschnitt. ca. 33,7 x 22,7 cm. Aus: "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo". - Auf Japanpapier alt aufkaschiert. Gbrsp., hds. Künstlername a. Rückseite.

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        Elnava o l'assedio di Leida Melodramma tragico in tre atti

      Stamperia do Criscuolo, NAPOLI 1858 - ITALIANO Libretto d'opera, la copertina in carta presenta aloni e iscrizioni le pagine si presentano ingiallite con fioriture e non rifilate visibili tracce di umidità, visibile una firma nella parte alta del piatto

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        Mémoire sur la fermentation appelée lactique.

      - Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, 1858. 8vo (23.5 x 15.3 cm). 15 pp. [numbered (1)-15]. Original printed wrappers.l Original offprint with its wrapper. The beginning of bacteriology as a modern science and biological basis of fermentation, here in a very rare offprint, with its own printed wrapper and pagination. It is Pasteur's first paper on fermentation and contains most of the central theoretical and methodological features of his biological theory of fermentation, in particular the concept of fermentation as a product of the growth of yeast; the idea that air is a source of microscopic yeasts and other microorganisms, and the notion of specificity, in which each fermentation can be traced to a specific microorganism. Pasteur was able to isolate, observe and propagate the yeast responsible for lactic fermentation, and to demonstrate that its activity was dependent on its environment. Pasteur's concept of fermentation as a biological process challenged the chemical theory of fermentation put forth by Liebig, which Pasteur was able to disprove with his experiments on alcoholic and acetic fermentation."First demonstration of the connection between a specific fermentation and the activity of a specific micro-organism. This paper is often considered the beginning of bacteriology as a modern science" (DSB). Also published in "Annales de Chimie et de physique", serie 3 vol. 52, pp. 404-418. This printing is a roughly simultaneous publication in the "Mémoires de la Société des Sciences, de l'Agriculture et des Arts de Lille", 2e ser., 1858, 5, 13-25. Uncut. Skilful repairs to outer margins of wrappers, otherwise an excellent clean copy. Dibner, p. 198; DSB 10, p. 363; Garrison and Morton 2472; Horblit, 82; Norman 1653; Osler 1534. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Lucrezia Borgia Melodramma

      NAPOLI 1858 - ITALIANO Libretto d'opera, la copertina mancante le pagine si presentano ingiallite con fioriture e non rifilate, il testo ben leggibile

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        The plays of Shakespeare, edited by Howard Staunton, illustrations by John Gilbert

      Routledge, London 1858 - 3 vols, frontispiece portrait, double columns, illustrations, contemporary half tan calf and watermarked green cloth, a handsome copy [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas universel de géographie Physique, politique, ancienne & moderne.

      Paris Barthelemier 1858 - gest. Tit., gest. Dedic., gest. Inhaltsv., 50 (v. 65) Kst.- Karten (meist grenz- od. flächenkoloriert) auf 45 Bll. (53 x 39 cm), imp.- folio, marm. HLdr.- Bd. d. Zt. m. Rvg. ( l. ber., besch. u. best. ). Vgl. Philipps 758. - Mehrfach aufgelegter Atlas. Enthält (tls. m. 2 Nummern gezählt) 3 Welt-, 5 Asienkarten, 3 Karten von Ozeanien und Australien, 6 Afrikakarten und 9 Karten von Amerika. Es fehlen die historischen Karten (14) und die Karte von Indonesien (Nr. 48). Innen sauber und frisch erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Franz Joseph I. Francesco Giuseppe oder Francisco José I de Habsburgo-Lorena (Wien-Schönbrunn 18. 08. 1830 - 21. 11. 1916 Wien-Schönbrunn). Kaiser von Österreich. Ganzportrait stehend an einer Konsole, "Franz Joseph I. Kaiser von Österreich .",.

      - altkol. Lithographie ( a. a. China ) v. n. u. v. J. Kriehuber, um 1858, 66 x 48,5 (H) - mit breitem Rand Pauer, Kaiser Franz Joseph I., Nr. 617b und Abb 52; Porträt von Franz Joseph in ganzer Figur in Alpiner Landschaft (wohl Salzkammergut) mit Bergstock in der rechten Hand und seiner Waffe am Rücken; wohl eines der bekanntesten Porträts des jungen Kaisers abseits der öffentlichen Auftritte bei seiner liebsten Freizeitbeschäftigung als Jäger im Ischler Jagdkostüm, laut Pauer um 1858 entstanden und in einer späteren Fassung um 1867 mit ergänztem Vollbart (hier jedoch in erster Fassung vorliegend); auf appliziertem China, das Trägerpapier leicht wellig mit wenigen restaurierten Läsuren, sonst tadellos.

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        Book of Mormon

      New York: Jas. O. Wright & Company, [1858]. First thus. Hardcover. Very good. 380pp. Octavo [20 cm] in blind-embossed brown cloth with gilt-stamped title on backstrip. Rebacked, with substantial portion of original backstrip overlaid. Extremities exposed, rippled dampstain to front board, rubbing and light wear to boards, original backstrip beginning to pull up a bit from area of repair; front hinge cracked (but holding), small bookplate on front pastedown, ink name on front free endpaper, light soiling to textblock edges, occasional light foxing throughout. The first James Wright edition, sometimes known as the "bastard" Book of Mormon. A mostly faithful reprinting of the third American edition (Nauvoo - 1840). Wright printed the work not so much to promote faith, but profit. After the 1842 Nauvoo edition, there was not another LDS-sanctioned edition printed in the United States until the Salt Lake edition of 1871. Wright's two editions are the only 19th-century Books of Mormon not printed by the LDS or RLDS churches. According to Morgan: "This is one of the more curious editions of the 'Book of Mormon.' The copyright on the book being expired, and public attention being focused on Utah in consequence of the Utah Expedition, the James O. Wright firm in New York late in 1858 undertook to place on the market a commercial edition, with an introduction which set forth both Mormon and non-Mormon versions of its origin. The printing was a reasonably faithful one, and the Utah Church at least was pleased." Flake/Draper 604. Morgan III:74.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Berlin, 6. IV. 1858.

      1858. 1 S. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Verzeihen Sie, wenn ich Sie diesmal mit zwei Bitten behellige: mit der einen nämlich, mir direct mein Honorar per Februar und März zu senden [...] mit der zweiten ferner, mir gütigst jene Nummer zukommen zu lassen, welche meinen Literaturbrief über Heyse enthält [...]". - Au Briefpapier mit gepr. Monogramm. - Kuh schrieb Erzählungen und Gedichte, betätigte sich als Herausgeber und wurde 1861 Feuilletonist der "

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        Three papers on the tendency of species to form varieties; and on the perpetuation of varieties and species by natural means of selection.

      - London, J. van Voorst, 1858. 8vo (22.1 x 14.2 cm). 16 pp. Contemporary embossed red cloth with gilt title on the spine.l Contained in: 'The Zoologist', volume 16. These three papers, published shortly before 'The origin of species', actually introduce the notion of speciation and natural selection independently discovered by Darwin and by Wallace. Darwin had already conceived of his theory in 1839, but because of its expected strong effects upon biological sciences, as well as on ethics, religion and morality, publication was greatly delayed, mainly because Darwin thought it absolutely necessary to collect as much supporting evidence as possible. However, in June 1858, Darwin received a letter from Wallace containing a clear and concise rendering of the concept of natural selection. Darwin, who was not quite ready yet, was forced to publish his ideas, and Wallace, who still was out collecting birds and beetles in the Malay Archipelago, had to be given credits due. Darwin discussed the matter with Charles Lyell and John Hooker, and it was decided that three papers, one by Wallace, being his letter, and two by Darwin (a letter to Asa Gray, and an abstract of Darwin's manuscript), were to be read at the meeting of the Linnean Society of London on June 2, and to be printed in the 'Journal of the Proceedings' of the Society (Volume 3, pp. 45-62, dated August 30, 1858). The reading hardly made a stir. However, the editors of the more popular and much wider-read 'The Zoologist' magazine sensed its importance and published it too (this copy) in the 16th volume, pp. 6293-6308. We offer the entire volume 16, bound in contemporary embossed full cloth. Some wear to spine ends and lower rear joint, armorial college bookplate on the front pastedown, small private owner's stamp on the half-title (F. F. Freeman, a relative of Darwin's bibliographer?), and a vague stamp on the title page verso. Otherwise fine, with clean pages. A really nice copy in very good condition. Freeman, 349. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kansas Bill. Speech of Hon. J. P. Benjamin, of La., delivered in Senate of the United States on Thursday, March 11, 1858. Slavery Protected by the Common Law of the New World. Guarantied [sic] by Constitution. Vindication of the Supreme Court of the U.S.

      Washington DC: G. S. Gideon, Printer, 1858. First Edition. Softcover (clasped wraps). Good +. Octavo, 29pp. A good or better copy in clasped wraps. A unique binding, held together with a small clasp at the top of the front wrap. Front wrap itself is detached, but present, with some chipping. The binding is otherwise intact, and there is some age-toning to the edges of the margins. The text is bright and clean. One thin crease through the middle of the pamphlet, not affecting the legibility of the text. Overall a clean, square example. This is an impassioned defense of slavery as an institution, and of the spread of it into Kansas and the expanding US territory. Benjamin, one of the first prominent American Jewish politicians, was at the time a Senator from Louisiana, and would become in a few years' time the Secretary of State of the Confederate States of America. A scarce and important pamphlet. Sabin 4705.

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        The Virginians. A Tale of the Last Century

      Bradbury & Evans, London 1858 - First book edition, with "actresses" on page 207 and chapters 47 and 48 misnumbered 48 and 49 in the first volume. Extensively illustrated. 2 vols. 8vo. Van Duzer Bound in full crushed blue levant morocco by Riviere and Son, a.e.g., others uncut. A beautiful binding in fine condition Extensively illustrated. 2 vols. 8vo First book edition, with "actresses" on page 207 and chapters 47 and 48 misnumbered 48 and 49 in the first volume. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Virginians, a Tale of the Last Century. By W. M. Thackeray [-] With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author.

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street. 1858. London: Bradbury and Evans, Printers, Whitefriars. [1858-59]. First Edition. - Two volumes; 6 in. x 9 in., Volume I: half-title; frontispiece: "The Family Pew;" engraved title-page; printed title-page (1858); contents; list of plates: [i]-viii, [1]-382 pp. + publisher's ad leaf for other Thackeray titles; illustrated with 23 inserted, steel engraved plates, including the frontispiece (all of these show typical, age-related spotting and browning to the margins and the images). Volume II: frontispiece: "Sir George, my Lady, & their Master"; engraved title-page; printed title-page (1859); dedication; contents; list of plates: [i]-viii, [1]-376 pp., illustrated with 23 inserted, steel engraved plates, including the frontispiece, (these also show spotting & tanning), both volumes have numerous, smaller, in-text wood enrgraved illustrations, also by Thackeray. Dark blue-green cloth with titling gilt on the spines, elaborate, blindstamped design of leaf forms on the spines and covers, tan endpapers. Loose bookplate of Isabelle Jenks Jones, in the back of the first volume. The spine ends, cover corner, edges show light wear, second volume shows an internal crack at pp. 2-3, partially loosening the text block from the binding. This set is preserved in a sturdy, and handsome slipcase, which features a dark green morocco leather spine and sides, with five raised bands on the spine, and gilt-lettered titling: THE VIRGINIANS W. M. THACKERAY / TWO VOLUMES FIRST EDITION LONDON, 1858, with dark green cloth sides, and a matching chemise with green marbled paper lining, and remains of a green silk ribbon pull. Both volumes show a bookseller's label on the lower back paste-downs: The Kamin Bookshop The Barbizon Plaza 1423 Sixth Ave., N.Y.C. Weight: 4 1/4 lbs. Postage may be extra on this item. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Virginians

      Bradbury & Evans 1858 - First edition, first issue, 1858 and 1859, two volumes. Issue points: p. 207, line 33, "actresses"; chapters 47 and 48 are misnumbered. First book edition, originally issued in parts, 1857-1859. Both volumes in very good condition. Each volume has a previous owner's bookplate attached to the front paste-down. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Virginians A Tale of the Last Century

      London: Bradbury & Evans, 1858. First book edition, with "actresses" on page 207 and chapters 47 and 48 misnumbered 48 and 49 in the first volume. Extensively illustrated. 2 vols. 8vo. Bound in full crushed blue levant morocco by Riviere and Son, a.e.g., others uncut. A beautiful binding in fine condition. First book edition, with "actresses" on page 207 and chapters 47 and 48 misnumbered 48 and 49 in the first volume. Extensively illustrated. 2 vols. 8vo. Van Duzer

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        Life, Trial, Confession, And Execution of Christian Sattler, For the.

      1858 - "Christian Sattler is My Name, I Die a Death of Scorn and Shame" [Broadside]. [Execution]. Sattler, Christian [d. 1858]. Life, Trial, Confession, And Execution of Christian Sattler, For the Murder of Detective Thain. [London], S.n., [1858]. 19-1/2" x 14-1/2" broadside mounted on 22-1/2" x 15" thick-paper backing sheet. Text in three columns below headline and large woodcut execution scene within woodcut border. Light browning, minor creases to corners, a few chips to edges touching borders. $1,950. * Sattler was a German man who stole a bag of valuables belonging to a London stockbroker from an inn in Cambridgeshire (shortly after his release from jail). After stealing the bag Sattler fled to the continent and was tracked down and arrested in Hamburg by two London detectives, Charles Thain and William Jarvis. On the journey back to England, Thain left Sattler alone in his cabin where he found a pistol, which he used to murder Thain when he returned to Sattler's cabin. Sattler was found guilty and hanged at the Old Bailey on February 8, 1858. This broadside includes a contrite eight-stanza ballad in Sattler's voice. The text is divided into seven sections titled "The Execution," "The Life," "The Murder," "The Trial," "Conduct of the Prisoner," "A Commutation of Sentence" and "A Copy of a Letter." (The commutation was due to a legal technicality relating the nature of Sattler's arrest. "The Letter" is the text of a letter from Sattler's Father). No copies listed on OCLC.

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        Album des deutschen Vereins zur Unterstutzung der Hinterlassenen verdienter Kunstler

      Selbstverlage des Vereins, Wurzburg 1858 - First edition. German. Octavo: viii, 352 pp.; 22 cm. Near fine in full contemporary leather with fine gilt boarders and decorative devices to both boards and the spine, all edges gilt; with some scuffing to the spine ends and corners. The text pages are clean and tight in a very fine binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mexique, Antilles, États-Unis.

      - Kol. Stahlstich v. Ch. Dyonnet n. A.H. Dufour aus Atlas Universel b. Abel Pilon, Paris, 1858, 55 x 75,5 Zeigt die USA, Mexico und die Antillen. Zwei kleine Detailkarten von Guadeloupe und Martinique auf der rechten Seite. ** Photos auf Wunsch im JPG-Format erhältlich.**

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        Supplemento al Movimento. Raccolta dei supplementi di questa rivista genovese in cui e' ricostruito il processo politico a Felice Orsini.

      Moretti, 1858. 2 voll. in 4, pp. 8 + 138 + (2) + 37 con una tav. all'antip. raff. Felice Orsini; 2 + 37 + 138 + 2 con una tav. all'antip. raff. Felice Orsini. Il primo dei due volumi presenta una mancanza all'angolo est. inferiore del p. ant. che continua alle successive 50 carte con lesione del testo. Mancanza al dorso del I volume e alone ai piatti. Il secondo volume si presenta invece in condizioni ottime, entrambi rilegati in mz. tl. coeva. Raccolta dei supplementi della rivista genovese 'Il Movimento. Giornale quotidiano politico letterario dell'Areopago' fondata nel 1855 come quotidiano politico-letterario genovese della Societa' dell'Areopago, attenta ai ai temi economico-amministrativi e scientifici. Il giornale fu di orientamento democratico ma non mazziniano, inizio' il suo corso editoriale il 26 aprile 1855 e duro' fino al 1866. I supplementi raccolti nei due tomi sono spesso consecutivi (dal 35 al 39, dal 40 al 47, dal 49 al 52...), altre volte mancano alcuni numeri. In ogni caso la trattazione e' completa perche' questa e' la raccolta dei supplementi che trattavano la vicenda del processo politico a Felice Orsini con la puntuale ricostruzione di tutte le sedute e la ricostruzione del dibattimento. ITA

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        An Account of the Mutinies in Oudh, and the Seige of the Lucknow Residency with Some Observations on the Conition of the Province of Oudh, and on the Causes of the Mutiny of the Bengal Army

      London: Richard Bentley, 1858 xii, 464 pp plus 31 pp of advertising. Three lithographed plates, two with intact glasine protectors, illustration frontis lacks protector.Four fold-out maps bound in and one 'plan of the locale' in text. Page 25 of the advertisements has been torn in half.Three editions of the book were published in 1858, and as no other editions are mentioned, I believe this to be a first edition. Text is tight and unmarked with some foxing on the first few pages. Boards are dark red elaborately embossed cloth, some bumping to extremities. Bookbinders' sticker on rear endpapers so this is possibly a contemporary re-binding. GUBBINS, MARTIN RICHARD (1812-1863), Anglo-Indian official, born in 1812, went out to India as writer in 1830, and became assistant under the chief commissioner and resident at Delhi 26 April 1831. During the mutiny Gubbins took a prominent part in affairs at Lucknow, and from the beginning managed the intelligence department until the British position was beleaguered. By his advice the residency was garrisoned with European troops in place of the native guard. He urged Sir Henry Lawrence to send a reinforcement to aid Sir Hugh Wheeler, and when this was refused he tried in vain to dissuade Wheeler from entrusting to the Nana Sahib of Cawnpore the protection of the treasury. From the beginning of the mutiny Gubbins urged on Lawrence the disarmament of the native troops at Lucknow. His advice was not taken, and on 30 May 1857 most of the troops rose in revolt. On the following morning the 7th native cavalry also revolted, and in the pursuit which took place Gubbins, with his servant and two followers, took six prisoners. On 9 June Gubbins was appointed head of a provisional council during the absence of Sir Henry Lawrence through ill-health, and proceeded to carry out his scheme of disarmament with the remaining native troops. His orders were, however, countermanded by Lawrence on his return a few days later.Gubbins strongly advised an attack on the rebel troops in the neighbourhood of Lucknow; but when Lawrence consented, the attack was made without proper preparation. The result was the disaster at Chinhut on 30 June, which led to the siege of Lucknow. An account of the mutinies in Oudh which Gubbins prepared during the siege of Lucknow he sent in two parts to England for publication. The steamer conveying one of these parts, which contained an account of Havelock's campaign written by his son, was wrecked, and that part was rewritten by Gubbins on his arrival in England in 1857. 'The Mutinies in Oudh' was published in June 1858, and reached a third edition in October of the same year. Gubbins' centrality to the Seige and Relief of Lucknow make this a definitive account of the events of the summer of 1857.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Miscellanea storica narnese compilata per Giovanni March. Eroli. Volume I ( - II). LEG. CON: Narrazione storica sopra il santuario della Madonna del Ponte di Narni. LEG. CON: Notizie del celebre Ponte rotto di Augusto e di altri antichi e moderni ponti fabbricati sulle vie consolari presso Narni

      Tipografia del Gattamelata, Narni 1858 - 2 volumi legati in 1, in 8, cm 16 x 22,5, pp. 586 + (4); 400 con 6 tavole fuori testo incise all'acquaforte (di cui 2 piu' volte ripiegate) e con molte illustrazioni nel testo; 32 con 1 tavola fuori testo incisa all'acquaforte (Madonna del Ponte di Narni); 58. Mezza pelle coeva. Edizione originale di questo raro testo di storia narnese che raccoglie diversi saggi quali Il sacco dei Borboni; Notizie dei Vescovi di Eroli; Biografia di Cassio Blandolisi; Notizie di Galeazzo Marzio; Carteggio fra l'autore e i celebri archeologi Henzen.; Notizie della gente Arca; Ritratto di S. Giovenale; Discorso sull'eitomologia Nequinum; Notizie sopra F. Cardoli; La lega romana con Perugia e Narni; Idrologia narnese e molti altri. Si aggiungono i 2 saggi sul Santuario della Madonna del Ponte (Roma, Bertinelli, 1856) e le Notizie del celebre Ponte Rotto. e di altri sulle vie consolari presso Narni (1862). Rara questa miscellanea edita tra il 1858 e il 1862 come indicato in Lozzi (nota) '.nel catalogo Kirchhoff e Wigand e' registrata nei due volumi e nelle 2 rispettive date. La Platneriana la cita ne' due volumi ma colla sola data 1858'. Lozzi, I, 3091 ITA

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        Das Königreich Hannover und das Herzogthum Braunschweig (3 Bände in 2 Bänden) dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten ihrer interessantesten Gegenden, merkwurdigsten Stadte, Badeort, KIrchen, Burgen und sonstigen Baudenkmäler alter und neuer Zeit. Nach der Natur aufgenommen und in Stahl gestochen von verschiedenen Künstlern. Historisch und topographisch beschrieben von O. v. Heinemann,

      Darmstadt, Verlag von Gustav Georg Lange, 1858. 1. Auflage, Originalausgabe, mit 168 (von 174) Original-Stahlstichen, 18x25, schwarzes HLdr, ORDENTLICHES EXEMPLAR dieses schönes Ansichtenwerks Mit ORIGINAL-STAHLSTICHEN u. a. von:Braunschweig, Celle, Hildesheim, Osnabrück, Hannover, Wolfenbüttel, Lochum, Leer, Norderney, Norden, Verden, Stade, Harburg, Lüneburg, Göttingen, Goslar, Hameln, Herzberg u. v. m., die Buchrücken erneuert, die Tafeln teils etwas gebräunt, teils etwas feuchtigkeitsspurig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Lk 43096, Originalgraphik, i

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        Emaux et Camées (UN DES 5 EX. SUR HOLLANDE, 27 AQUARELLES ET PASTELS ORIGINAUX)

      1858 - Paris, Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1858. 115 x 188 mm, 230 pp. Reliure du début du XXème siècle signée Louis Guétant. Plein maroquin vert, dos à nerfs richement orné d?encadrements, de fleurons et de trèfles rouges mosaïqués, plat à la Du Seuil, contreplats bordés et richement décorés de roulettes, couverture conservée, étui bordé. Dos passé. Troisième édition, en partie originale, augmentée de 9 poèmes inédits. UN DES 5 EXEMPLAIRES IMPRIMES sur vergé. Exemplaire illustré de 27 AQUARELLES ET PASTELS ORIGINAUX originaux signés de Jean Coulon. Chaque oeuvre à pleine page couvre la page de titre d?un poème. Artiste lyonnais, Jean Coulon participa à l?ouvrage La Vie lyonnaise : Autrefois, Aujourd?hui (1898) avec 650 illustrations en couleurs et enlumina quelques livres précieux à la demande de bibliophiles.Exemplaire bien établi par Louis Guétant, l?un des meilleurs artisans lyonnais du début du XXème siècle.

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        BRITISH COLUMBIA, AND VANCOUVER ISLAND; COMPRISING A HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE BRITISH SETTLEMENTS IN THE NORTH- WEST COAST OF AMERICA.

      London. 1858. - viii,247pp. Folding frontispiece map. Half title. 16mo. Original color pictorial boards, backstrip neatly replaced. Tiny closed tear to the map near the mounting stub. Otherwise a clean, very good copy. Includes descriptions of the gold rush, which had begun the same year as the publication of this work, and radically changed the character of the region, which had until that time been mainly a source of furs for the Hudson's bay Company. Reprinted in the appendix is the act of Parliament dated August 2, 1858, which called for a separate government for British Columbia. Hazlitt also treats the natives of the region, and includes a brief Chinook vocabulary. Hazlitt "[d]rew on primary sources - letters, and reports from the LONDON TIMES correspondent - for his description of the gold fever" - Streeter. TPL 3818 (lacking map). GAGNON I:1635. LANDE 1219. SABIN 31126. WAGNER-CAMP 300b. SMITH 4272. LOWTHER 73. STREETER 3411.

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        Panorma des Alpes Bernoises. Pris sur le Niesen prés de Thoune évélation audessus de la mer 7282 pieds de roi.

      Bern, im Selbstverlag (1858). - 23 x 158 cm. (gefaltet 12 x 23 cm). 2 zusammengesetzte Farblithographien in 15 Seiten als Leporelle gefaltet. In etwas späterer Halbleinwandmappe. Brun 1, 370. - Originalausgabe. - Schönes 360° Farbpanorama mit ausführlicher Namensbeschreibung der Berge. Dill (1808 - 1875) veröffentlichte eine Anzahl von Panoramen aus dem Berner Oberland und dem Wallis. Im Hauptberuf war er Kunstlehrer in der Privatschule von Fellenberg in Hofwyl.

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        DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA] [Part the First and Part the Second] THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ITS POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS, REVIEWED AND EXAMINED. Translated by Henry Reeve, Esq. With an Original Preface and Notes by John C. Spencer. Complete in One Volume

      New York A. S. Barnes & Co. 1858 - Two volumes in one. An early issue of the first complete edition issued in America, from the original English translation by Henry Reeve. With an engraved portrait frontispiece of George Washington. Large 8vo, in publisher's original ribbed brown cloth, the boards ruled and stamped with a diamond pattern in blind, the spine ruled in blind and gilt lettered, pale green endpapers, edges marbled. xx, 471; 404, [4 ad] pp. A very good copy, internally surprisingly fresh and clean with no foxing, the cloth and gilt a bit mellowed down at the spine panel, and with a little evidence of shelving at the edges, a solid and very reasonable copy, the rear board at some time creased with evidence showing to the cloth and rear pastedown. A well preserved copy of a book rarely found in pleasing condition. AN EARLY PRINTING OF DE TOQUEVILLE;S CLASSIC, COMPLETE IN ORIGINAL PUBLISHER'S CLOTH. COPIES FREE OF FOXING ARE QUITE SCARCE IN THE ORIGINAL CLOTH. DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA grew out of a trip to the United States De Tocqueville took as an assistant magistrate, with Gustave de Beaumont, in order to study the American penitentiary system for France. From New York City they traveled as far east as Boston, as far west as Green Bay, as far north as Sault Ste. Marie and Quebec, and as far south as New Orleans. Their analysis was published in 1833, and immediately afterward Tocqueville began to write the work by which he is best remembered. The first volume treats specific aspects of government and politics, including the principal of popular sovereignty, the nature of the states and local government, judicial power, the American Constitution, political parties, freedom of the press, suffrage, the role of the majority and the methods used to ensure against its tyranny, and the present and possible future of the three races making up the population --whites, blacks, and the indigenous peoples. There is also a discussion of the difficulties inhibiting the creation of an aristocracy, and an analysis of the causes of prosperity. The second volume more closely describes American traits and tendencies and examines the influence of democracy on manners, religion, science, and the arts. DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA "remains the best philosophical discussion of democracy, illustrated by the experience of the United States, up to the time when it was written, which can be found in any language. More than this is true. Notwithstanding the changes which have occurred in the material and social circumstances of the United States during the last sixty years [written in 1898], the consequent elimination of certain factors in the civilization of this country, and the introduction of new and unforeseen problems,--notwithstanding all this, the student of modern popular government must revert to Tocqueville.When his work appeared, democracy was to some an 'ideal,' a 'brilliant dream;' to others, 'ruin, anarchy, robbery, murder.' De Tocqueville wished to lessen the fears of the latter, the ardor of the former class. He treats Democracy as a fact" (Daniel Gilman, in his introduction to the 1898 edition, quoted by Larned 2807). De Tocqueville's conclusions about the system of government chosen by the young nation, and the implications of that choice, have been reexamined by each succeeding generation since it was originally published. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table

      Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, 1858 - First Edition. Original publisher's cloth. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Life, Trial, And Execution of Christian Sattler, For the Murder of.

      1858 - Murder at Sea [Broadside]. [Execution]. Sattler, Christian [d. 1858]. Life, Trial, And Execution of Christian Sattler, For the Murder of Thain the Detective. [London: S.n., 1858]. 19-3/4" x 14-1/2" broadside mounted to 22-1/2" x 25" frame. Text in four columns within woodcut border, large woodcut vignette of execution, featuring a superimposed "close up" of the hanged man, within woodcut border near center of text below headline. Main text preceded by four stanzas of verse. Some toning, minor creases to margins, "February 8: 1858" in small early hand to upper right corner above border. * Sattler was a German man who stole a bag of valuables belonging to a London stockbroker from an inn in Cambridgeshire (shortly after his release from jail). After stealing the bag Sattler fled to the continent and was tracked down and arrested in Hamburg by two London detectives, Charles Thain and William Jarvis. On the journey back to England, Thain left Sattler alone in his cabin where he found a pistol, which he used to murder Thain when he returned to Sattler's cabin. Sattler was found guilty and hanged at the Old Bailey on February 8, 1858. This broadside includes an eight-stanza ballad about the crime and eight additional sections titled The Interview, The Letter, Sattler's Last Moments, The Condemned Sermon, The Trial, Verdict, Judge's Address, and The Execution. OCLC locates 2 copies (British Library, UNC-Chapel Hill).

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        History of the Afghans. Translated from the Original Unpublished Manuscript by Captain William Jesse.

      London: John Murray, 1858 - Octavo (217 × 133 mm). Recently bound in half calf, to style, marbled boards and edges, red morocco label, low bands with milled gilt roll, floral lozenges to compartments, double rule in blind to spine and corner edges, grey-brown endpapers. Light browning, else very goodArmorial book plate of Cyril Flower, Baron Battersea, reimposed to front pastedown, that of Monier Williams, noted orientalist, Boden Professor of Sanskrit facing on the front free endpaper, and the attractive collector's plate of Gerald Sattin to the first blank. Light browning, else very good. . Folding engraved map at the rear, full-page map. First edition. "This book concentrates attention on the period from about 1700 until 1850 and includes critical comments on British policy. Travelling extensively from Iran across Afghanistan and Central Asia into India Ferrier developed a masterly knowledge of the history, geography, and languages of the area" (Yakushi). Joseph Philippe [or Pierre, but not Pierce pace Yakushi] Ferrier, author, "diplomat", explorer, and soldier of fortune (1811–1886), served with the chasseurs d'Afrique in the late 1830s, being invalided back to France around 1837. "In 1839, while being prosecuted by his creditors, he developed a feeling for adventure" (Encyclopaedia Iranica) and signed up to serve as an instructor with the Persian army. A rather ramshackle, unofficial mission to Persia was formed, which in the way of such freelance adventures imploded. "Only Ferrier had learnt Persian, and he imposed himself on the remaining officers Ferrier was appointed adjutant-general and 'chef d'état major' with an eight-year contract. He was sent to Zanjan to train cavalry battalions and was awarded with the Order of the Lion and Sun. His military mission soon revealed itself purposeless". Ferrier returned disappointed to France to only discover that Franco-Persian diplomatic relations had been reopened offering the chance of further service, and he immediately took himself to Baghdad. Receiving a meagre subsidy from the French government, he decided to undertake the perilous overland journey through Persia and Afghanistan to join the group of French officers at Lahore in the service of Ranjit Singh's burgeoning Sikh empire. "After the Anglo-Afghan war of 1838–42, conditions in Afghanistan were much disturbed. Having reached Herat with many difficulties, Ferrier was suspected by Yar Mohammed to be an English spy. After a long and perilous itinerary in Afghanistan, where he fell prey between rival local rulers [sic], he would return to Herat and reach Tehran. During his voyage, and particularly at the end, he sent reports on the British in Central Asia to Henry Rawlinson at Baghdad and to Justin Sheil at Tehran. He brought to Sheil a manuscript from Alexander Burnes. He also reported to Sartiges on the political situation in Afghanistan". An account of his trip was published in an English translation in 1857, only being issued in French in 1870. He subsequently served similarly ill-fated results in Persia, France and finally India, having in between times bankrupted himself with an agricultural project on Rhodes. He died in Marseilles in 1886. In his preface Jesse makes the point that Ferrier's writings "can be more thoroughly appreciated here [in England] than in France; and that they must prove of real value in England is evident when we consider how great are the interests involved in the development – commercial, social, and religious – of that vast continent which Providence has permitted to fall under our rule". Uncommon, and a well-presented copy. Yakushi F32. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Game of Billiards [A Manual of the Game of Billiards]

      New York: D. Appleton and Company 1858. xii, 13-267 pp. Original brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt decoration & lettering to front board & spine. Spine lettering dulled with slight wear to extremities. Endpapers darkened. Stain to fore-edge affecting margins of leaves (but not affecting text). Frontis portrait engraving. With 28 full-page diagrams and additional illustrations. Binding firm. . Good. Gilt Decorated Cloth. Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged. 1858. 8vo..

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        Vue Gènèrale de Rome prise du Mont Janicule

      Parigi 1858 - Bella e rara veduta panoramica di Roma presa dal monte Gianicolo. La litografia, come il disegno, è opera di C. Fichot. La veduta di Fichot compare nel Catalogue de fonds et d’assortiment dell'editore francese François Delarue, datato 1858 . Il nostro esemplare reca l'indirizzo dell'editore Lemercier. Litografia originale, finemente acquarellata, qualche piccolo strappo e qualche alone nei margini bianchi, senza interessare l'immagine, nel complesso in buono stato di conservazione. Nice large perspective view of Rome from Gianicolo, drawned and lithographed by C. Fichot. These Fichot litho is listed in the Catalogue de fonds et d’assortiment of the French editor François Delarue, dated 1858 . Our copy bears the Lemercier address. Orignal litho, finely hand-colored, some tears and soiling in the white margins, not affecting the image, otherwise in good condition. Dimensioni 680 510mm

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        Trial of Hon Frederick A Tallmadge, General Superintendent of...

      1858. 1858 Trial of the Head of New York City's Police Department for Neglect of Duty [Trial]. Tallmadge, Frederick A. [1792-1869], Defendant. Gerry, Elbridge T. [1837-1927], Reporter. Trial of Hon. Frederick A. Tallmadge, General Superintendent of Metropolitan Police, Before James W. Nye, Esq., President and Hon. James S.T. Stranahan, Thomas B. Stillman, Esq., And James Bowen, Esq., Commissioners of Police, Hon. Daniel F. Tiemann, Mayor of the City of New York, And Hon. Samuel S. Powell, Mayor of the City of Brooklyn, Ex-Officio Commissioners of police: With the Argument of His Counsel. New York: Baker & Goldwin, Printers, 1858. 88 pp. Octavo (9" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in printed wrappers. Spine abraded, covers detached, lightly soiled and moderately edgeworn. Light toning to text, small chips to fore-edges of a few leaves, presentation inscription from Gerry to upper corner of front wrapper. * Only edition. "Frederick Tallmadge, general superintendent of the Metropolitan (New York City) Police, was charged with neglect of duty in a hearing before the Board of Police Commissioners. He allegedly did not respond to a call from the Quarantine Station on Staten Island where several hospitals had been set on fire by a mob. He was cleared of one charge, censured on another, and restored to duty" (Cohen). OCLC locates 8 copies in North American law libraries (Columbia, Library of Congress, New York University, Northwestern, Social Law, University of Minnesota, US Supreme Court, Yale). Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 14665.

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        Tales of Blackwood

      , 1858. 1858. (BLACKWOOD MAGAZINE). Tales of Blackwood. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons (1858-61). Twelve volumes. Small octavo, later three-quarter black calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards, speckled edges. $1500.Finely bound set of stories and essays from

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        Engagement with the Tae-Ping rebels at Nanking, by Her Majesty's ships Furious, Retribution, Cruizer, Dove and Lee: on the 20th of November 1858, during their passage up the Yang-Tse-Kiang. Conveying to Han-Kan his excellency the right honourable the earl of Elgin . H.M's minister plenipotentiary'.

      [1858?], London: lithographed by T. G. Dutton, published by Day & Son, 1858 - Although the British used force against the Chinese government to secure a commercial treaty, they had no wish to overthrow the government itself. Therefore, they chose not to support the Taiping rebels, who had captured Nanking in 1853, and were prepared to take action against them, as in this vividly depicted incident during the second Opium War. The artist was a British naval officer. Morrison II, p. 547 Slight crease in lower side of mount. In a modern window mount. First edition Coloured lithographed print, 340 x 464 mm, on its original mount with caption, 480 x 740 mm.

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        The Gouernayle of Helthe: with the Medecyne of Ye Stomacke. With Introductory Remarks and Notes by William Blades.

      London, Blades, East & Blades, 1858. Reprinted in 1858 from William Caxton's edition of 1490, and LIMITED TO 55 COPIES ONLY. 8vo, approximately 200 x 135 mm, 8 x 5¼ inches, frontispiece with tissue guard is a printed facsimile of the first page of Caxton's book, repeated within, the text consists of a complete reproduction of Caxton's print in gothic type and "an annotated reprint" in roman type, pages: viii, [1], 25, [1], [36], [40], followed by 8 pages of Glossary, plus the prospectus for the Treatise on the Typographical Works of William Caxton, bound in full publisher's black morocco, gilt border to covers, rebacked to match, no lettering or label, all edges red. Small neat repair to fore-edge of upper cover, edges of covers just slightly rubbed, tissue guard browned and with a small chip at fore-edge, new pastedowns, inner hinges and one inner joint at front strengthened with bookbinder's linen tape, contents clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good copy. "An effort has been made, by the use of Types very similar to those employed by Caxton, to give this reprint something of the Appearance of the Original. To effect this still further, the Types were cast expressly in Pewter, which, from its Softness, yields an Impression resembling more the Productions of the early Printers than could be obtained from harder materials. Great care has been taken to make the Text an accurate Reproduction of the Original". (Preface). Fifteenth century books on health are very rare. This is a health maintenance manual focusing on how to keep men (not women) healthy, with occasional notes on ill-health. Both parts were published anonymously and The Governayle of Helthe has been variously attributed to John de Bordeaux and also to Bartholomaeus Montagnana, the younger, the Medecyne of Ye Stomacke has been attributed to John Lydgate. Caxton's edition was not reprinted until our edition of 1858 which is beautifully printed. William Blades the editor and publisher of our edition was deeply interested in Caxton and wrote the Life and Typography of William Caxton, England's First Printer, which was published in 1861-1863. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Three (3) Typed Letters Signed.

      Secretary of the Nebraska Territory (1858-61); secretary of agriculture (1893-97); originator of Arbor Day (1872). In 1894 a motion was made to set aside one million dollars to help farmers in eradicating the Russian thistle -- a proposal so ludicrous it outraged many. A flurry of newspaper articles across the country then reported a humorous exchange of letters between a Dayton, Iowa "farmer" who nominated himself for the position of chief thistle exterminator for that state and the tongue-in-cheek replies of the then-Agriculture Secretary. Offered here are three of the several letters from Morton that were the subject of these articles; the letters from the "farmer," one Edward Peterson of Dayton, Iowa, that occasioned these replies do not survive. First is a TLS, 2pp, 8" X 10", Washington, DC, 1894 April 3. Addressed to Edward Peterson. Near fine. On "Department of Agriculture" letterhead, Morton replies, in part: "I am... glad to see that you thoroughly appreciate my sympathetic efforts in behalf of the 'infant industry' of thistle destroying by Government appropriations. The Hansbrough Bill will never be perfect, until paternalism has so amended it as to have the Government not only weed, but plow, cultivate, and garner all crops for the people of the United States. The circulation of pint, quart, and gallon packages of the Kentucky antidote for snake bites, gratuitously, under Government franks, through the mails, ought to begin as soon as serpents open up for summer business. There is no crop so dangerous to mankind (as Adam's experience in the Garden of Eden shows us) as a snake crop...." Second is a TLS, 2pp, dated 1894 April 21. Reads in part: "...we so thoroughly agree as to the humbuggery of the government attempting to do all kinds of business for all kinds of people, and to help everybody get rich out of every other body. It will interest you to know that I have received from Lakeview, Lake Co., Oregon, under date of April 7, 1894, a communication signed by Mr. Thos. C. Little, requesting that the U.S. Department of Agriculture send him some Russian Thistle seed for sowing upon 'eaten out ranges of Oregon.' He says: 'Our trouble is to get a plant that will grow on the dry land and in our dry climate. If the Russian Thistle will stand our soil and climate, it will be a God-send to stockmen.' Possibly you can work up a letter, addressed to the Department, asking... that an experimental Russian Thistle farm be established, and that you be appointed to conduct it at a liberal salary. We had sorghum cane farms, sugar-beet farms, and grass farms, which the U.S. Department of Agriculture ran at large expense, until they were abolished by the present administration; and all of the people were taxed to support them, while a few of the people only could be benefited by the experiments which they carried on. Why, then, should we not the few men who want Russian Thistle to grow on the arid lands of worn-out ranges in Oregon, be furnished by the Government with Russian Thistle seed from an experimental Russian Thistle farm. Be kind enough to take this matter up in your own inimitable way, and write, seriously, for the establishment of a Russian Thistle Farm -- having given up the idea of being appointed Chief Mogul of the thistle extermination...." And third is a TLS, 1p, dated 1894 May 12. Reads in part: "The readiness with which you foresee the changes thus foreshadowed in the probable attitude of the Government toward the Russian thistle and adjust your application to suit the altered circumstances is worthy of all admiration. I have allowed your letter to find its way into the hands of a few newspaper correspondents as I think its publication ought surely to open the eyes of that surprisingly large number of American journalists who failed to see the point of your first letter. Your last letter cannot, I think, fail to indicate to the most opaque mind the fact that no one appreciates more thoroughly than yourself the absurdities which unrestrained paternalism in legislation must result in...." All letters are signed boldly in full, and all three original envelopes are present. Also present are original clippings from half a dozen different newspapers quoting this unique exchange. A delightful grouping showing off Morton's intolerance of government chicanery.

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        Journal de la physiologie de l'homme et des animaux.

      Paris, Baillière, Masson, 1858-1863. ____ Tout ce qui a paru de cette revue, dirigée par Brown-Séquard. Il y a publié de très nombreux mémoires originaux dont : "Recherches sur la transmission des impressions de tact, de chatouillement, de douleur, de température et de contraction (sens musculaire) dans la moelle épinière." (Garrison-Morton 1465 : "Among Brown-Séquard's best work was his study of the pathways of conduction in the spinal cord." Ont collaboré à la revue par des mémoires originaux : Claude BERNARD ("Sur les variations de couleur dans le sang veineux des organes glandulaires."; "Sur une nouvelle fonction du placenta." ; "De la matière glycogène considérée comme condition de développement de certains tissus chez le foetus..."; "Recherches expérimentales sur les nerfs vasculaires et calorifiques du grand sympathique.") Paul BROCA ("Sur l'hybridité en général, sur la distinction des espèces animales..."); CHARCOT ("Note sur quelques cas d'affection de la peau dépendant du système nerveux...") Jules MAREY ("Du pouls et des bruits vasculaires." ; "Recherches sur l'état de la circulation, d'après les caractères du pouls fournis par un nouveau sphymographe." L. OLLIER ("Recherches expérimentales sur la production artificielle des os au moyen de la transplantation du périoste..."; "De la moelle des os et de son rôle dans l'ossification normale et pathologique.") VULPIAN ("Sur la racine sensitive ou ganglionnaire du nerf hypoglosse.") et d 'autres mémoires de CHAUVEAU, Charles ROBIN, Charles ROUGET... Dos frottés. Quelques mouillures claires et des rousseurs. DSB, 2, 524.*-------*. 6 volumes in-8. [226 x 142 mm] Collation : 848 / (4), 735 / (4), 751, (1) / (4), 683, (1) / 700 / 721, (3) pp., 53 planches hors-texte. Demi-basane verte, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        THE DEFENCE OF GUENEVERE, AND OTHER POEMS (LEWIS CARROLL'S COPY)

      London: Bell & Daldy, 1858.  First edition, w/Errata slip sewn in facing p.viii but w/no adverts, & w/the smaller spine ornament w/tail turned to left which Colbeck accepts as the earliest issue, 17 x 11cm (small 8vo), in publisher's dark brown fine net-grain cloth w/embossed borders to covers & gilt title to spine, chocolate ep.s, a.e. untrimmed, [i-vii] viii, [1] 2-248 pp.  The printed Dedication (p.[v]) is to Dante Gabriel Rossetti.  One of 500 copies printed by Charles Wittingham at the Chiswick Press, London.  With the decorative bookplate of Montgomery Evans II & ornate circular bookseller's ticket of Pickering (Piccadilly) both to fr. pastedown, & w/decorative leather bookplate of W. Van R. Whitall to recto of fr. ep.; but far more importantly signed "CL Dodgson, Ch. Ch." (Christ Church College Oxford, where he lived & taught) to head of half-title, & w/brief autograph notes to pp.51 & 119 which according to pencil notes in another hand under the signature & to recto of rear ep. were made by Dodgson.  This book is listed as item 1404 in Lovett's "Descriptive Catalogue of the Private Library of Charles L. Dodgson" (McFarland, 2005).  Dodgson knew most of the Pre-Raphaelites & admired their works, & this book is a prime example of his connections w/the group.  Enclosed in its custom-made red cloth slipcase w/½ red morocco spine bearing gilt title.  Slipcase Very Good (small stains to rear & top, & extremities sl. rubbed); binding Good (several small chips to spine cloth, corners sl. bumped, small ink spot to fr. cover, & fr. hinge cracked w/rear starting); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. thumbing).  Slater 1, Scott 2, Vaughan 7, Ashley III 162, Ehrsam & Deily 177, Fredeman 43.11 ("in many respects the most Pre-Raphaelite volume of poetry which the movement produced.... In all that he later accomplished Morris never quite equalled his achievement in 'The Defence of Guenevere'" [p.162]), Colbeck 2 (altho' his has the adverts), LeMire A-2.01.

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