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        Autograph letter signed, concerning several of his inventions.

      1860 - Autograph Letter Signed from the Designer of the "Monitor" ERICSSON, John (1803-89). A.L.s. dated March 26, [18]60, to an unknown recipient. 2-1/2 pp., on lined paper embossed with a small steam locomotive and the letters "P. & P. in the upper left corner. 247 x 195 mm. Creased where folded, small tear mended, but fine overall. A very fine, detailed letter from the prolifically inventive Swedish-born engineer John Ericsson, whose many accomplishments include the invention of a screw propeller for steamships, a rotary steam engine, the first English steam-driven fire engine, and his enormously popular "caloric" engine. This last, a hot-air engine designed to use heat more directly and efficiently than its steam-powered counterpart, was the first mass-produced heat-powered engine; in various incarnations, it satisfied the growing need for small and medium-sized sources of industrial power throughout the nineteenth century. Ericsson's most famous achievement, however, was his design for the Union Navy's ironclad warship Monitor; the Monitor's decisive victory over the Confederate ironclad Merrimac in March 1862 marked a turning point not only in the course of the Civil War, but in the history of warship design and construction. In later life Ericsson interested himself in alternative sources of power, particularly solar and tidal energy. The present letter, written almost exactly two years before the Monitor's defeat of the Merrimac, discusses several of Ericsson's inventions-a hydraulic pump, a "swing machine," an air hoister and a telegraphic machine-as well as the difficulties Ericsson had encountered in obtaining the necessary support and encouragement to proceed with the patenting of these inventions. The last paragraph of the letter contains a reference to a "new" caloric engine, which was "nearly ready"; Ericsson continued to improve the caloric engine to the end of his life. Ericsson's imperious and combative temperament is apparent throughout the letter, particularly in the postscript, in which he states that "I should prefer the 'cove' you allude to showing his hand before I have my patent claim. Under my general principle I will be able to hit him all the harder-so with others who may feel inclined to tread on my & our toes just now." DAB. Strandh, History of the Machine, pp. 136-39; 164. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Kremsmünster - Lithographie Sammelblatt]. Gewidmet dem Hochwürdigsten Herrn Augustin Reslhuber, Abte des Benedictinerstiftes Kremsmünster etc. von Joh. Schauer.

      v. Reiffenstein & Rösch,, Wien, 1860 - OTonlithographie. Wien, v. Reiffenstein & Rösch, o. J. [um 1860 - 1875]. ca. 39 x 45 cm. Leicht stockfleckig, Läsur fachmännisch m. Japanpapier geschlossen, leichte Gbrsp. - Beinhaltet die Ansichten (im Uhrzeigersinn): Kremsmünster von Nord-Ost (Mitte), Teich am Stiftsgebäude, Fischbehälter, Partie aus dem Stiftsgarten, Gunther's Denkmal, Kirchberg, Kremsmünster von Süd, Kremsmünster von Nord, Kremsmünster von Süd-West, Kremseck, Moschee. Deutsch

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        A GRAMMAR OF THE PUKHTO, PUSHTO OR LANGUAGE OF THE AFGHANS - Together With Translations from the Articles of War, and Remarks on the Language, literature ans descent of the Afghan Tribes / 2nd EDITION.

      LONGMAN, GREEN, LONGMAN AND ROBERTS, PATERNOSTER ROW ET DIVERSES SOURCES 1860 - R320058331: XVI + 204 pages - dos insolé. OUVRAGE EN ANGLAIS ET EN AFGHAN. In-4 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos fané. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 410-Linguistique [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Voyage pittoresque en Allemagne. Partie septentrionale et partie meridionale.

      Morizot,, Paris, 1860 - Due volumi di cm. 26, pp. (4) 516; (4) 504 (4). Con 44 belle tavole fuori testo incise in rame, di cui 6 in fine coloritura coeva. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in piena, dorsi a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro ai comparti, piatti inquadrati da vari ordini di filetti, tagli dorati, dentelles interne. Carte a tratti un po' fiorite, peraltro esemplare in eccellente stato di conservazione. Opera munita di una ampio ed interessante apparato iconografico che comprende soprattutto vedute delle principali città e scene popolari. Nel secondo volume, accanto a vedute di città tedesche troviamo anche le Praga, Budapest, Vienna, Trento e Trieste. Copia munita di una legatura assai decorativa.

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        Voyage Pittoresque en Allemagne, Partie Septentrionale.

      Paris, Morizot, 1860.. 2 Bll., 514 SS. m. 20 (2 kol.) Stst.- Tafeln, 4°, HLdr. m. Kopfgoglschnitt. Mit schönen Stst.- Ansichten von und nach Rouargue, darunter Berlin (2), Dresden (2), Frankfurt/M (2), Koblenz, Köln, Leipzig, Mainz, Würzburg usw.

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        The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments.

      George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, London 1860 - Small octavo, original dark leather gilt, slightly rubbed. Presented aboard ship by John McDouall Stuart. A gift from the explorer John McDouall Stuart, given aboard ship on his way to London from Adelaide in 1864, the year that his Explorations in Australia was published. 'White-haired, exhausted and nearly blind, Stuart decided to visit his sister in Scotland and sailed in April 1864' (ADB). His book of common prayer, inscribed perhaps in his hand with the quotation from Matthew "Ask, and it shall be given you", records the gift: 'Presented to me Henry Nathaniel Phillips by John McDouall Stuart on board of the ship "Indus" on her passage from South Australia to London in 1864. John McDouall Stuart" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CHINA AND JAPAN: BEING A NARRATIVE OF THE CRUISE OF THE U. S. STEAM-FRIGATE POWHATAN, IN THE YEARS 1857, '58, '59, AND '60 INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE JAPANESE EMBASSY TO THE UNITED STATES. Illustrated with Life Portraits of the Embassadors and their Principal Officials.

      Charles Desilver / Cushings & Bailey, Philadelphia / Baltimore 1860 - Very Good++ hardback First Edition First Printing nicely recased in the original green cloth binding with gilt decoration, lettering. Complete with two maps and eight handcolored plates, including frontispiece. Mild scattered foxing, soil. This is the true first edition with "1860" on both the title and copyright pages, quite scarce by itself and when compared with the 1861 second edition. 8vo. xii, 13-448, [8 Ads] pp. Cordier Sinica 2512-2513 (noting only the 1861 edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zoologie Du Jeune Age, ou Histoire Naturelle Des Animaux

      Derivaux, Strasbourg 1860 - Rebound in brown boards with gilt title to spine. Gilt surface of original upper board professionally applied to new binding. New endpapers. Text in French. Illustrated with 33 coloured plates of animals. Other sellers have identified these plates as hand-coloured, but after examining them with a magnifier I believe they were coloured with a block print or silkscreen process. They are truly beautiful prints, however they were done. Please see photos for best description. Scattered foxing, otherwise fine, in new binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mathematische Schriften. Sammelbd. von 12 Schriften in 1 Bd.

      o.O, o. Vlg., o.J - Gr.8°, ca. 200 S., 5 gestoch. Tafeln, Kart., Deckel berieben, Ecken gestaucht, Seiten teilw. stockfl. Die Schriften stammen teilweise aus naturwissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften, sind Dissertationen oder Vorträge an Gymnasien u. wurden vom Vorbesitzer um ca.1860 gebunden.: 1. Fortunato Padula «Sul momento d?inerzia e sugli assi principale Memoria; 1838 (S. 179 - 221). 2. Louis Poinsot (1777 - 1859), Prof. au Lycée Bonaparte. «Mécanique sur la compostion des moments et la composition des aires.», aus «Journal de l?école polytechnique» 1806 (S. 182 - 242 S.). 3. Elwin Bruno Christoffel (1829 - 1900), Prof. in Zürich, Berlin u. Strassburg, Dissertation. «De Montu permanenti electricitatis in corporibus homogeneis.» 1856, Berlin, Vlg. Gustav Schade. (62 S., 1 Taf.). 4. Rudolf Otto Sigismund Lipschitz (1832 - 1903), Prof. in Breslau u. Bonn, «Determinatio status magnetici viribus inducentibus commoti in ellipsoide.» Dissertation, 1853, Berlin, Vlg. Gustav Schade. (35 S.). 5. Jahresbericht über d. königl. sächs. Landesschule zu Grimma. 15.Sept 1851. Vortrag des Lehrers der Mathematik, Prof. Carl Rudolph Fleischer, «Über die Focalkurven» (32 S., 2 Falttaf., XVII S. Chronik der Schule u. Schulnachrichten). 6. C. T. Anger, Astronom «Analytische Darstellung der Basrelief-Perspektive.», Danzig, 1834 ,Vlg. Sam Gerhard (11 S., 1 Falttaf.). 7. Ludwig Genies «De Superficiebus tertii ordinis parabolicis.», Dissertation, 1856, Bonn, Vlg. Formis I.F. Carthausii (22 S., 1 Taf.). 8. Carl Eduard Senff «Theoremata principalia e theoria curvarum et superficierum.», Dissertation, 1831, Dorpad, Typogr. Academie. (106 S.). 9. Programm d. königl. evangel. Gymnasiums zu Gross-Gloga, 22. März 1861, Oberlehrer Dr. Simon, «Über ebene u. sphärische Krümmungslinien.» Vlg. Carl Flemming. (18 S. u. 18 S Schulnachrichten). 10. Prüfung d. Schüler des königl. Friedr.-Gymnasiums, Breslau, März 1858, R. Ladrasch «Algebraische Bestimmung der Tangente, der Wendepunkte u. des Krümmungskreises d. algebraischen ebenen Kurven.», Vlg. Storch u. Comp. (20 S., 16 S. Schulnachrichten). 11. Hermann Hankel (1839 - 1873), Prof. an. der Univ. Leipzig u. Erlangen, «Über eine besondere Classe der systematischen Determinanten.», Dissertation a. d. Univ. Leipzig, 1861, Göttingen, Dieterichschen Univ.-Buchdruckerei (29 S.). 12. Einladungsschrift zu d. Öffentlichen Prüfung u. Entlassungsfeier in d. Königl. Ritter-Akademie zu Liegnitz, 14/15. April 1859, R. Weiss, «Functiones logarithmicae et circulares integralibus defintae.», Vlg. W. Pfingsten (35 S., 26 S. Schulnachrichten). 1200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Von Lübeck nach Kiel. Miniaturalbum in 12 Ansichten. Hamburg, Gassmann, um 1860. 12 (dav. 1 kolor.) getönte lithogr. Ansichten von Wilhelm Heuer . Qu.-8°. Lose in lithogr. OKart.-Mappe (Schließlasche fehlt, 2 Ecken dezent restauriert).,

      1860 - Salamon/Knigge Lüb.- Ansichten vom Holstentor, Marktplatz, Travemünde (altkoloriert), Eutin (von Fissau, Schloss), Uglei-See, Malente, Gremsmühlen, Plön, Schwentinetal, Bellevue, Kiel.- Jeweils mit lithographischer Bordüre. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

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        Mumtaz Mahal, Original Miniature Painting on Ivory, Circa 1860

      Delhi or Agra 1860 - A good mid nineteenth century Delhi School miniature painting on ivory of Mumtaz Mahal, 3rd wife of Moghul Emperor Shah Jehan for whose mausoleum he built the Taj Mahal. The miniature is in good condition with very bright colours and shows Mumtaz Mahal in a characteristic pose with a rose in her right hand and wearing an ornate headdress. It is contained in an elaborate contemporary frame which is gilded (possibly on a base of silver), brooch fitting to the reverse.

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        The Ladies' Flower-Garden Of Ornamental Greenhouse Plants.

      London: James Nelson & Co. 1860. - 4to. pp. xii, 215. with half-title. 42 hand-coloured lithographed plates. with tissue guards. modern half morocco (light stain to lower gutter margin of first few leaves). Third Edition. Including depictions of various types of clematis, anemone, hibiscus, camellia, geranium, acacia, fuschsia, marigold, heath, &c. cfNissen 1236. cfSitwell & Blunt, Great Flower Books, p. 66.

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        CAMPAGNE des français sous le CONSULAT ET L ' EMPIRE . ALBUM DE 52 BATAILLES ET 100 PORTRAITS

      - Paris . Librairie VISCONTI . Sans Date ( Vers 1860 ) . Grand cartonnage éditeur orné , ( 32 x 47 cm ) , in-folio composé d'un frontispice , 2 pages , 5 planches comprenant 100 portraits suivi de 52 planches de Batailles . Ensemble gravé en taille douce . Sans le dos , plats détachés et défraichis , mouillure sur une petite marge des 3 dernieres planches avec trace rouge , des rousseurs ou traces noires en marge d'une vingtaine de planches . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A View of a Himalayan Range, Most Likely Near Simla, With Men Wearing Native Indian Dress in the Foreground].

      1860 - N.d. [ca. 1860]. Watercolour and pencil ca. 51x34 cm (20 x 13 ¼ in). The painting is on the artist's original wash-line mount on the thicker Whatman paper, and in a recent matting. Unsigned. There are some areas of browning on the upper part of the painting, otherwise a very good watercolour. The watercolour shows a mountainous landscape with gorgeous snowy peaks occupying the upper part of the view, and with a serpentine road and men wearing Indian native dress in the foreground. Most likely an area near Simla (Shimla), a favourite summer refuge for the British in India in the 19th century and the official summer capital of British Raj from 1864. Located in the north-west Himalayas at an average altitude of 2250 m (7234 ft), Simla was the star of the hill stations - mountainous resorts providing relief to British society from the heat and disease of the plains. "The Himalayan resorts were at an average altitude of six thousand feet and offered magnificent views of range after range of jagged snowy peaks. This region became a venue for leisure activities and the towns in the hills rapidly acquired the character of English villages" (British library). Drawings of hill stations' mountainous landscapes quickly became a popular pastime for professional and amateur artists: "These places appeared as a Garden of Eden to the British. Here they found relief from the poverty, disease, dirt and heat of the Plains., For both men and women, holidays in the Hills gave them unbroken leisure to sit and sketch with worries set aside, among scenes anglicised to look like home., [Simla in particular was apprehended as a place of] a grander less-tamed nature with dark woods and conifers set against a staggering backcloth of stupendous peaks" (Archer M., Lightbown R. India Observed: India as viewed by British Artists, 1760-1860. London, 1982).

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        The Woman in White.

      London: Sampson Low Son & Co 1860 - Three volumes. Mixed edition, volume I first English edition and volumes II and III second English editions. viii, 316; (2), 360; (2), 368 pp. Attractively bound in recent mottled green half morocco over plain green cloth boards by Bayntun, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered to two panel, gilt decorated to others, top edges gilt. Slight fading to cloth at top edge of lower board of the first volume, a very good set. Cf. Parrish and Miller, pp. 39 & 40, referring to the publisher’s circular stating that the first edition appeared in mid to late August 1860. The second edition volumes present here were evidently issued soon after, bearing the same year of publication as the first edition. The 16 pp. publisher’s catalogue, which they call for at the end of the first edition of the third volume, is not present here: either never included or not bound in as the case may be.

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        Collection de Vues de Paris, prises au Daguerreotype [alternate title]: Collection de 28 Vues de PARIS prises au Daguerreotype gravures en taille douce sur acier

      Paris: Chamouin. [1860]. First. First edition. Oblong quarto. Red cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Engraved title page, plus twenty-eight engravings (complete) of Paris locations. Edgewear, hinges tender, some foxing, mostly to the tissue guards (where present) and margins, but a little on the images, a sound, very good copy. .

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        Italian Peasant Woman in Scenic Landscape

      1860. A charming image of an Italian peasant woman adorned in native dress. This stunning watercolour is a beautiful example of the peasant genre of painting that was popular during the mid-nineteenth-century and epitomized by the works of artists such as Jules Breton (1827-1906), William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796-1875). In this romanticized portrayal of rural life, a colourfully dressed peasant woman is pictured amidst a picturesque seaside landscape engaged in her daily chores. Works such as this not only exalted the dignified, pure life of the noble peasant, but also celebrated the beauty of the native countryside. They were most likely sold to tourists as souvenirs of their travels. Watercolour mounted on sheet of brownish-gray paper. Very good condition apart from some light soiling and minor foxing in the margins, mild rippling, and two small tears in the right margin.

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        The cycle of celestial objects continued at the Hartwell Observatory to 1859. With a notice of recent discoveries, including details from the Aedes Hartwellianae

      London: for Private Circulation by John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1860. 4to., (11 4/8 x 9 1/8 inches). Title-page with engraved vignette. 6 fine engraved plates, including one in colour, and numerous illustrations in the text. Contemporary maroon half morocco, gilt (extremities worn with minor loss). Provenance: with the bookplate of William H. Pulsifer on the front paste-down. First edition. Smyth, a naval officer and surveyor, one of the founders of the RGS, he was the author of many volumes, including an earlier astronomical work "The Cycle of Celestial Objects for the Use of Naval, Military, and Private Astronomers" (1844), for which he was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, and "Aedes Hartwellianae" in 1851. The astronomical observatory at Hartwell described in great detail in this book was built between 1830 and 1839 by John Lee (who also funded the printing of this volume) to Smyth's specifications. Catalogued by Kate Hunter.. Book.

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        Histoire Des Ducs De Bourbon et Des Comtes De Forez (3 vols)

      Chez Potier, Libraire, Paris, 1860. Hardcover. Acceptable/No Jacket. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Complete 3 volume set. Text clean and in FRENCH. Light writing on front free endpages. Front free endpages aged with light foxing. Front and rear hinges beginning to crack with small bookworm holes. Marbled boards bumped and rubbed at corners and spine ends. Leather spines rubbed but titles still readable. Hard rubbing to bottom edges of boards. Vol I: Small sticker on front pastedown. Vol II: Rubbing to spine edges. Vol III: Front board becoming loose but still attached. Spine at front board edge loose but still attached to rear board. Small surface tear at rear spine edge. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 021289..

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        Histoire de la Restauration ( 8 tomes)

      Jacques Lecoffre et CIE 1860 - 8 tomes de 1860 à 1868 . plus de 5000 pages . 10$ par tome pour la poste vers tous les pays . Ref livre 748 boîte 60 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vertus & Qualit?s

      1860. Extremely ScarceChildren Satirize Good Adult BehaviorMONTAUT, Henri de. Vertus & Qualit?s. Dessins Compos?s par... Paris: chez Arnauld de Vresse, n.d. [c. 1860s]. Colored issue. Oblong folio (111/4 x 15 7/8 in; 285 x 403 mm). Twelve hand-colored lithographed plates with interleaves. Each plate is imprinted "chez Aubert," the renowned Parisian printmaking house who also issued the book with plain (tinted) lithographs.Original cloth with blind-stamped arabesque panel enclosing an elaborately gilt centerpiece with title within. A few very light marginal finger-marks, inner hinges expertly strengthened. Excessively scarce, with OCLC recording only one copy in institutional holdings worldwide, at Princeton.The companion volume to Montaut's Defauts et Vices. Charming period plates in the rococo style reminiscent of Boucher (1703-1770) illustrate children in Ancien Regime costume acting out various adult virtues and qualities in behavior and character, i.e., talent, generosity, courtesy, propriety, valor, etc. to beguiling comic effect.Henri de Montaut (1825- c. 1890) was a caricaturist, writer and French illustrator. He was responsible, along with other artists such as Riou and Roux, for illustrations to the novels of Jules Verne. He was a contributor to Journal amusant, Journal pour rire, and La Vie parisienne, and editor-in-chief of Le Journal Illustré.The plates:1. Humanité - Générosité2. Etude - Talente3. Politesse Amabilite4. Travail - Savoir5. Dévouement - Générosité6. Valeur - Courage7. Adresse - Précision8. La Propreté9. Plaison - Philanthropie10. Bonté - Bienfaisance11. La Poiété12. Le Dévouement

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        The Lake Regions of Central Africa. A Picture of Exploration

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts 1860, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xvi,[2],412;vi,[2],468pp. + 24pp. (publisher's catalogue). Very good. Octavo in two volumes. 12 chromoxylograph plates (including frontispiece in each volume), woocut illustrations in text, and folding colour "Map of the Routes between Zanzibar and the Great Lakes in Eastern Africa in 1857, 1858 & 1859." with inset map of Africa. Original orange cloth with coated brown endpapers; front hinges repaired with minor restoration work to head and foot of spines; bookplate of a previous owner on front pastedowns. Account of the exploration to the unknown Lake regions of central Africa by Burton and Speke during which they hoped to discover the "Mountains of the Moon" and the source of the Nile. From their first stop at Zanzibar they explored the coastal regions around Mombassa before returning to Zanzibar to start the next stage of exploration to Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika, a thousand mile journey that took over seven months. Physically draind and ill they returned to Kazeh to recuperate. While recuperating Burton sent Speke on a side trip to a large lake they lay north according to Arab traders. Speke found the lake and after some cursory exploration with information gleaned from the locals decided he had discovered the true source of the Nile. After his return the pair returned to Zanzibar. On Burtons's return to London he discovered that Speke had already published his erroneous conclusions and the famed dispute between Burton and Speke re the true source of the Nile developed into a bitter feud..

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        Cherokee Testament

      American Bible Society, New York 1860 - Deep brown cloth with gilt title on spine. Only light wear and aging. Card taped to ffep that has typed on it, "Cherokee Testament, American Bible Society. " Could be carefully removed. Book is square and securely bound. An extremelt attractive copy. VG+, close to near fine. ; Oblong Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 408 pages; The New Testament in Cherokee. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Buch der Welt 1860. Ein Inbegriff des Wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendsten aus den Gebieten der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre, Länder- und Völkerkunde, Weltgeschichte, Götterlehre etc.

      Carl Hoffmann,, Stuttgart, 1860 - Stuttgart, Carl Hoffmann, 1860. 4°. Titelbl., lithograph. Vortitelbl., (2) S. Register, 380 S. Mit 48 (36 handkolor. meist lithogr.) Tafeln. HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Zoologische kolor. Tafeln: Vögel, Fischotter, Schmetterlinge und Raupen, Muscheln, Schnecken, Fische, Katzen, Haselmaus, Antilopen, Flusspferd, Hirscheber, Vogeleier, Arishirsch u.a. - Botanische kolor. Tafeln: Malven, Pfirsichblüten, Chrysanthmen, Birne u.a. sowie walachische Trachten, historische Jagdszene bei der Schillingshöhle, Narvaljagd, Tigerjagd, bayerische Trachten, montenegrinische Trachten, ostindische Fischer u.a. - Stahlstich-Ansichten: Missouri, Cauterets, Sebastopol, Dinant, Ruinen von Balbec sowie ein Stahlstich-Porträt von Napier. - (Text und Stahlstichtafeln etwas stockfleckig. Kolor. Tafeln sauber). HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Geschichtliche Entwickelung der National-Oekonomik und ihrer Literatur. (Theorie und Geschichte der National-Oekonomie 2. Teil).

      Wien, Carl Gerold's Sohn 1860 - Royal octavo. Pp. xv, (i), 792. Set in Gothic type. Hardcover, later three-quarter light green cloth and marbled boards, gilt morocco label (bit rubbed) to spine; vague dampmark and sporadic foxing to first few leaves. In about fine condition (old ownership stamp to endpaper, some pencil marking to title). Overall an excellent copy. ~ First edition. "During the last generation, American readers of German appear to have relied, as a rule, for information about early phases of German economic thought, chiefly upon two writers, Kautz ("Die Geschichtliche Entwickelung der National-Oekonomik und ihrer Literatur") and Roscher. Of Kautz, it is enough to say that he was of the rear guard of the rhetoricians. His book is wonderfully plausible, if not lucid, reading. Its early pages appear to express methodological conclusions which the maturest scholarship has not superseded." - Albion W. Small, "The Cameralists: The Pioneers of German Social Polity" (1909). Rare. OCLC 64744129 locates just 8 copies worldwide. KVK adds 5 copies (Polish National Library, Union Catalog of Canada, Die Österreichischen Landesbibliotheken, KOBV Berlin-Brandenburg, Library Network of Western Switzerland). [Descriptive text Copyright Librarium, The Hague]

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        UTAZAS KALIFORNIA DELI RESZEIBEN

      Pesten [i.e. Budapest]: Kiadjak Lauffer es Stolp, 1860.. [10],191,[3]pp., including in-text illustrations, plus eight plates (including frontispiece) and folding map. Original pictorial tan paper boards, recased. Boards a bit soiled. A touch of light foxing, else very clean internally. An attractive copy. Hungarian Janos Xantus was one of the pioneering ornithologists of California. The present book is the second of two Hungarian publications by Xantus, providing an account of his travels in California and Baja. The other volume, LEVELEI EJSZAKAMERIKABOL..., was also published in Budapest in 1858, and describes his travels throughout the United States. Howes calls that volume, edited by the "incompetent" Istvan Prepost an "unauthorized" edition of Xantus's letters describing his travels in North America. The letters in this volume focus on California, Baja and Alta, and give descriptions of California's geology and climate, native Indians, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Fernando, Mojave, Fort Tejon, and several places in Baja, including La Paz and Loreto. The plates show Mission San Fernando, Indians working in a blacksmith shop at the mission, a female Indian working a loom, Indians at Tejon, a vista of the Sierra Nevada, a view of a large, terraced building at La Jolla, and more. The map shows California from San Francisco all the way south to the tip of Baja. Involved in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, Xantus came to the U.S. at the end of 1851 and worked as a topographer on the Pacific Railroad Survey and then as a member of the U.S. Coast Survey. He was stationed in California during the coastal survey, and while there made valuable collections of birds for the Smithsonian Institution, including many new species, some of which were named after him. Later he was attached to the U.S. navy and commanded an expedition to make meteorological observations in certain parts of the Pacific Ocean. During the latter service, which concluded in 1861, he discovered eighty-nine islands and sand banks. He was appointed U.S. consul at Manzanillo, Mexico, and led a scientific research party into the Sierra Madre before permanently returning to his native Hungary in 1864. Not in Pilling or Ayer, despite the linguistic content. HOWES X2, "aa." GRAFF 4785. COWAN, p.697. SABIN 105714. HILL 1921. ROCQ 16433. BARRETT 2681. WHEAT, GOLD RUSH 237. STREETER SALE 2860. WAGNER-CAMP 316 (note). DAB XX, pp.589-90.

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        Carnelvalszug in Votzdam. Programm.

      [Vienna?, c. 1860]. - Lithogr. leporello, c. 198 x 1450 mm. Fastened in somewhat later half calf portfolio. Bibliographically unrecorded programme for an erotic Mardi Gras parade; the title contains a pun on the Prussian residence Potsdam and the German vulgar term for the vagina. All 18 illustrations show brief captions with tongue-in-cheek descriptions of the (non-)costumes. The fashion points to the 1860s, the language suggests Vienna as place of origin. - Reinforced tears and edge damage to title page; rather stained with traces of frequent handling.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Monsieur Coumbes.

      Lib. Nouvelle A. Bourdilliat |& Cie 1860 - - Lib. Nouvelle A. Bourdilliat & Cie, Paris 1860, 12x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale. Deux infimes manques en tête du dos, une toute petite tache sans gravité sur le premier plat, un infime manque angulaire en pied du deuxième plat. Rare exemplaire présenté dans son brochage d'origine et complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Extremely Rare Wide-Awakes Torch most probably used in Lincoln?s 1860 presidential campaign

      Double-swivel kerosene torch of the type used in the 1860 pro-Lincoln Republican presidential election campaign. The wooden shaft is 42.5? long (visible), 3.5? circumference, inserted into a 3.5? metal holder, upon which a double-swivel kerosene torch is mounted. Approximately 55 inches tall.Wide-Awakes were volunteer marching clubs that banded together throughout the North in support of the Republican Party during the 1860 presidential election. To generate voter enthusiasm for Lincoln, the Wide-Awakes staged dramatic nighttime parades illuminated by kerosene torches. They served as a type of self-appointed ?political police.? Wide-Awakes escorted visiting speakers to meeting places, guarded the polls, and attempted to keep order at political rallies. In their nocturnal marches, Wide-Awakes holding lanterns and torches snaked through crowds of supporters. Tightly woven hats and oil cloth capes protected them from the flames, and a red sash tied at the waist provided a splash of color. A large eye

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        Die schönsten Stellen der Schweiz.

      Hasler & Cie.éditeurs à Bâle., Basel, 1860 - Basel, Hasler & Cie.éditeurs à Bâle. (Ca. 1860). Gross-4°. 39 Blatt Aquatintaradierungen Aquatintaradierungen (zum Teil in Braun- und Blautönen)meist nach Winterlin (31), R. Huber, E.Labhardt, Suterlin (2) Corradi (2) u.a., gestochen von F. Hirchenhein (15), L. Weber (5), J.J.Tanner (5), Th. Beck (12) u.a., (Blattgrösse 34x27 cm), (Plattengrösse ca.20,5x15,3 cm). In losen Blättern unter bedruckter Originalleinwandmappe mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und Blindprägung. Brun II, 20 (für Hasler). - Vgl. Gattlen Suppl. S. 29 (Nr. 2043-2055).- Nicht bei Lonchamp (kennt nur die ‚kleine Ausgabe’). - Seltene Folge von Ansichten aus der Schweiz und der Umgebung von Chamonix, meist nach Vorlagen von Anton Winterlin. Gattlen vermutet, dass Hasler total 59 Blätter herstellte, die Mappen jedoch individuell nach den Wünschen der Kunden einzeln zusammengestellt wurden. Unter dem hier angebotetenen Titel sind die Blätter jedoch weder im Graphischen Kabinett des Kunstmuseums Basel noch in der Graphischen Sammlung der Nationalbibliothek verzeichnet. Vorhanden sind: Tellskapelle - St.Gotthard Hospiz - Altdorf - Urnerloch - Amsteg - Via Mala - Seealpsee - Weissbad - Unterseen und Interlaken - Wengeneralp - Handeck - Reichenbachfälle - Giesbach (2) - Rosenlaui - Schloss Schadau - Staubbach - Pierre Pertuis - Hospice du St.Bernard - Simplonhospiz - Varen - Visp - Brig - Ganterbruck - Galerie St.Joseph (Simplon) - Galerie Kapf (Simplon) - St.Verena Einsiedelei Solothurn - Schaffhausen - Einsiedeln - Fribourg (2) - Borromäische Inseln - Ruine Rötteln - Montblanc - La Mer de Glace - Glacier des Bossons - Vue de la Flechère - Chamonix. - Einige Blätter stockfleckig und/oder gebräunt. Vereinzelte kleine Randläsuren. Mappe etwas fleckig, Rückenkanten angeplatzt. Sprache: Deutsch (Plattengrösse ca.20,5x15,3 cm). In losen Blättern unter bedruckter Originalleinwandmappe mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel und Blindprägung.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("v. Goethe").

      Wien, 5. XII. 1860. - 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. An einen Mathematiker in Jena, dem er u. a. für "die Nachrichten über die schöne umfassende Thätigkeit der Mathematischen Gesellschaft" dankt: "[.] Wäre ich nur noch so in solche Dinge eingeweiht, wie ich wünschte, dann würde ich auch Bartholomäi's [wohl der Mathematiker und Philosoph Friedrich Bartholomäi, 1817-1878] "Vorlesungen über Philosophie der Mathematik besser haben folgen können [.] ich [.] bin jedoch den Grundlagen seines Werkes durch Leben und Studien jetzt so ferngerückt, daß ich mich eigentlich außer Stande fühlte seinen Gedankengang [.] in mich aufnehmen zu können [.]". - Erwähnt seinen älteren Bruder, den Komponisten Walther von Goethe. - Mit einigen tls. ausgebesserten Falteinrissen.

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        Diary of the American Revolution : from Newspapers and Original Documents - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      New York : C. Scribner 1860 - Physical desc. : 2 v. : plates, maps (some folded) ; 24 cm. Subject: United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 - Sources. Subscriber's copy. Referenced by: Sabin 50357. Scattered, marginal foxing. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked title and volume indications. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set - scans &c. On request. 3 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MINUTES Of The PROCEEDINGS Of The LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY Of The DISTRICT Of SAN FRANCISCO, From March 12th, 1849, to June 4th, 1849, and a Record of the Proceedings of the Ayuntamiento or Town Council of San Francisco, From August 6th, 1849, until May 3d, 1850. With an Appendix Containing Official Communications and Correspondence, together with Extracts from Mexican Constitutions and Laws, relating to the Powers of Public Officers, and the Administration of Justice

      San Francisco:: Towne & Bacon, Printers,. 1860.. 8vo. 9" x 5-3/4". 1st edition thus (Cowan II, p. 559; Greenwood 1364; Rocq 11754). iv, [5] - 296 pp.. Period dark blue full morocco-style sheep binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & front board gilt stamped "H. P. Coon. / Mayor." within a double rule perimiter border. AEG. Yellow eps. Binder's ticket of "Bartling & Kimball / San Francisco" & bookseller ticket from "John Howell / Importer / San Francisco".. Modern respining to style. Some extremity wear & rubbing. A VG+. copy.. A reissue of the Proceedings of the Town Council of San Francisco, first published in 4 parts, 1849-50. This copy with the ownership mark of former San Francisco Mayor, H. P. Coon, who held office from 1863 - 1867. Coon, a medical doctor, was also an enterprising businessman, who arrived in Calfornia in 1853. He was active in the Vigilance Committee, which transformed itself into the People's Party, eventually electing Coon to the police judgeship in 1856. The party then called him for the mayorship in 1863, which he won handily. While quite active as a Mayor, one of Coon's most lasting legacies by showing interest in a 'sandy area' west of the city... this acreage would eventually become Golden Gate Park.

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        Clark's New Sectional Map of Missouri compiled & engraved from the United States land surveys and other reliable sources

      J.C. Clark & Co, St. Louis 1860 - A rare and large map of Missouri published on the eve of the Civil War: an important cartographic record of ante-bellum Missouri. This highly detailed map, published by real estate agents J.C. Clark & Co., depicts the state in platted counties, with numerous towns, railroads (both built and proposed), post offices, churches, mills, and roads identified. Land offices are listed, as are "Chartered Rail Road Routes" by means of lettered references. A manuscript red hachured line divides the state into five irregularly-shaped land districts. The map is quite rare, with only five copies recorded (Clements, State Historical Society of Missouri, Yale, British Library and the Kansas City Public Library). Not in Phillips, A List of Maps of America. Folding pocket map lithographed by Julius Hutawa of St. Louis, Mo., full period hand colouring, on two joined sheets. Folds into original green cloth covers, the upper and lower covers blocked in blind, the upper cover lettered in gilt, advertisement for map publisher E. Mendenhall of Cincinnati pasted to front pastedown. (Map with tear extending from gutter repaired on verso). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Partial archive of the Niemetschek-Neuling-Richter family.

      Sadska, Prague, Vienna and other places, 1784-1860. - More than 100 letters and documents by, to and about Franz Xaver Niemetschek and his family. Copious archive aquired from the direct descendants of Mozart's first biographer. While the documents contain no new information on Mozart himself, they do shed new light on Niemetschek's hitherto rather obscure biography and provide a vivid account of the life of the Viennese and Bohemian bourgeoisie during the Biedermeier period. In particular, the present material provides documentation that the musically-minded scholar Niemetschek, a pianist himself, could very well have visited Mozart's concerts in 1787 during his time at the University of Prague, thus once more fuelling the old debate whether the biographer and his subject did in fact meet. The archive comprises material from Niemetschek's lifetime and from that of his two children up to the early 1860s. A detailed catalogue is available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Adventures and Observations on the West Coast of Africa, and Its Islands. Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Madeira, Canary, Biafra and Cape Verd Islands

      Mobile, [Alabama]: John F. Early, Agent. 1860. First. First edition. Octavo. 479, [1]pp. Publisher's cloth stamped in blind and titled in gilt. Imprint of the English edition affixed to the bottom of the dedication page, else just about fine, housed in a custom chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. Inscribed by the author to President Ulysses S. Grant on the pastedown: "To his Excellency President Grant: With the sincere prayer that in spite of all conventions of traitors, he may, by the blessings of God, be 'Our President' for the next Decade; and this he will be, if the people are allowed to speak but their wants & wishes; and with the sincere confidence, & respect of his unseen friend, The Author. On his farm near Griffin, Ga." On the front fly is a rather less formal Inscription from the author: "For the Presidents [sic] Private Library from Charlie Thomas. St. Bride's Plantation. Griffin, Georgia." .

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        Dean's Illustrated Farthing Books ( Complete in 48 parts)

      London: Dean & Son No date. c. 1860. In 48 volumes. 8 p. : ill. ; appx. 12 x 8 cm. Sewn spines. Volume 1 cover almost off otherwise in fine condition. Booklets are remarkably clean and tight, with just about no foxing or any signs of wear. Rare in such fine condition and in the complete 48 parts. In a green cloth clamshell box with gilt title to spine. A very nice collection. . Fine.

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        The Address of the People of South Carolina Assembled in Convention, to the People of the Slaveholding States of the United States. Printed by Order of the Convention

      Charleston: Evans & Cogswell, Printers to the Convention. 1860. First. First edition. 16pp. Printed yellow wrappers. Small chip on the front wrap, but still very near fine. Important and early pamphlet espousing the Confederate cause. Housed in a slipcase. Scarce in wrappers. No printed copies located by OCLC. .

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        Geologie Pratique de La Louisiane: 1st Ed. 2 Vols.: Vol. I, English Translation - by Henri De Sinclair, Vol. II, the original work in French;

      Paris, E. Lacroix Librairie Scientifique, Industrielle et Agricole 1860 - HARDBACKS, black cloth with gilt lettering and bands on spines, gilt embossed name of [Dr.] Hubert C. Skinner on front cover of Vol. II, Vol. I, pages 368, Original appendices A-G (in French) 197-263, [i], copy of Bulletin de la Scoiete Geologique de France, Tome Vingtieme Deuxieme serie, 1862 a 1863, printed in Paris Au Lieu Des Seances de la Societe, 1863. 542-543, [i], 27 page review, in French, of Geologie Pratique de La Louisiane, by Henri De Saussure, from Tire des Archives des Sciences de la Bibliotheque Universelle, plates 6; Vol. II, pages: lxviii, 263, plates 6, 4to. Vol. I, 197mm x 267mm (7.75" x 10.5"), Vol. II, 250mm x 255mm (8" x 10"), from the library of Dr. Hubert, C. Skinner, newspaper clipping (14.12.58) loosely inserted in Vol. II, light marginal browning and occasional light spotting to Vol. II, otherwise a very fine set. The English Translation is extremely rare, this being only one of five copies reproduced! 3.4Kg. As writes Hubert. C. Skinner, (New Orleans, Louisiana, 5th September 1972); Thomassy, a French Hydraulic Engineer, became intensely interested in the Mississippi River and Louisiana coastal plan during a visit to the area in 1858-1860, and led to the publication of Geologie Pratique de La Louisiana, in New Orleans in 1860, only a small number were printed, a few of which had the 6 plates hand-coloured, making these first editions extremely rare and difficult to find. A small number were re-issued at a later date with a paste-up change on the title page in 1861. Thomassy's work is the first to examine the origins of the salt domes of the "Five Islands" and to describe them as salt intrusions, the same with his description of the "mud lumps" at the mouths of the Mississippi. His maps were detailed, including showing changes in the coastline and delta. He returned to view the salt pits which were created at Avery Island to mine salt after the 1861-62 North - South conflict, publishing a supplement in 1863. Thomassy's work is considered the first comprehensive attempt to describe the geology of Louisiana, a massive project at that time and well worth considerable recognition. Sinclair's translation was made around 1940 under the WPA programme of the U.S. Government. It was never published and copies are rare. However, the translator's English knowledge was poor, and his understanding of Geology even less, resulting in the translation not doing justice to Thomassy's knowledge and expertise, which should be considered when the translation is being used and no published references should be made to it as a substitute for the original French edition.

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        Geschichte der Wiedertäufer zu Münster nach Urkunden und Berichten von Zeitgenossen dem deutschen Volke erzählt von J.C. Fässer. Vorgebunden: B. Werneke, Die Westfälischen Fehmgerichte, Kurz dargestellt und mit einer Auswahl erläuternder Urkunden versehen, Soest Rassesche Verlagsbuchhandlung. 1861.97 S. ; nachgebunden: n.n.[ H. Geisberg], Merkwürdigkeiten der Stadt Münster 1854. Den Mitgliedern des Gesammtvereins deutscher Geschichts- und Alterthumsforscher gewidmet. Mit einem Plane der Stadt. Münster, Regensberg, 1854 33 S., Zweite, gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage.

      Münster, Brunn sche Buchdruckerei, 1860 - 256 S. [1nn S.] mit elf, nach Original-Gemälden getreu copirten xylographischen Darstellungen der Haupt-Wiedertäufer etc. von Edmund Fässer. Die maßgebliche und erheblich erweiterete zweite Auflage des wichtigen Werkes zu den Wiedertäufern, getrüffelt mit zwei weiteren Klassikern zu Münster und Westfalen. Etwas fleckig, Einband mit Bereibungen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 750 Kl.-8°. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel.

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        Memorias de Don Fernando IV de Castilla. Tomo I, contiene la Crónica de dicho rey, copiada de un Códice existente en la Biblioteca Nacional. Tomo II, contiene la Colección Diplomática que comprueba la Crónica. Arreglada, anotada y ampliamente ilustrado.

      Madrid, Impreta de José Rodríguez, 1860. - Dos volúmenes en 4to. mayor; 2 hs., CXVII pp., 696 pp., 2 hs. y 2 hs., 912 pp., 1 h. Con tres estados plegados. Encuadernación de época, en media tela.

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        Roma [Rom].

      Mailand, Genevresi, um 1860.. Altgouachierte Aquatintaradierung, Bildausschnitt 23 x 89,5 cm, Blattgr. 34,5 x 97,5 cm.. Eindrucksvolles Panorama von Rom, der Blick geht, ähnlich der großen Gesamtansicht von Giuseppe Vasi aus dem 18. Jahrhundert, vom Gianicolo über den Trastevere Richtung Westen, in der Bildmitte der große Palazzo Corsini, links der Petersdom mit dem Petersplatz, rechts die Fontana Paola; wie immer mit getuschtem Rahmen um die Darstellung, kräftiges, zeitgenössisches Kolorit, im Himmel an 2 Stellen etwas berieben, verso Montagereste und Verlegerstempel, in Summe von ausgezeichneter Erhaltung.

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        The War in Nicaragua. Written by Gen'l William Walker

      Mobile:: S. H. Goetzel & Co.,, 1860.. First edition.. Spine a trifle faded and sunned; some light offset to the title from the frontispiece; a couple of small marginal tears to the map along the mount; a very good copy, quite attractive.. 8vo, original brown cloth, gilt lettering, 431, [1], [1] pages. Frontis portrait, colored folding map of Nicaragua (approx. 15 x 16.5 inches) mounted in the rear. The firsthand account of Walker's military adventures in and brief tenure as president of revolutionary Nicaragua and the head of the nation's army, undertaken in 1854 with the support of Cornelius Vanderbilt. (After Walker's ill-advised attempt while president to take over Vanderbilt's Accessory Transit Company, Vanderbilt prevailed upon neighboring republics to overthrow Walker's regime in 1857.) This detailed account of the whole affair was published shortly before Walker left again for Central America with plans to reconquer Nicauragua, when he fell into the hands of the Hondurans and was executed in late 1860 by firing squad. (See the ANB.) With a contemporary newspaper clipping on Walker's death laid in (with traces of an old straight-pin hole to the front free endpaper and clipping where it had once been fastened).

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        The War in Nicaragua

      S.H. Goetzel & Co, Mobile 1860 - xii, (13)-431, plus one page of publisher's ads, with frontis portrait of Walker, colored folding map of Nicaragua at rear. Original blind-stamped brown cloth binding shows minimal wear. Binding sound, text unmarked, but with some old dampstaining affecting margins only. Map in fine condition. Walker's only book (published the same year he was executed by a Honduran firing squad), a detailed account of his military activities in Nicaragua and his brief tenure as the country's President. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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