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        Britton & Rey's Map of the State of California

      San Francisco: 1860. Hand-coloured. Several fold tears repaired and restored. Laid on fresh linen. 30.25 x 24.75 inches. Extremely rare map of California, by George Goddard. George H. Goddard came to California in 1850. In 1855, he surveyed a part of the boundary between California and Utah Territory (now Nevada). He later surveyed for the Western Pacific Railroad and for John Charles Fremont. He also surveyed most of the important passes Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mount Goddard still bears the name of this important early surveyor. In 1855, Goddard compiled a manuscript map of California on a scale of two miles to the inch. The map was a remarkable improvement on the best available maps, so much so that Marlette, the States Surveyor General petitioned the California legislature to purchase Goddard's map, stating that nowhere else could so complete and extensive a map be obtained. After the legislature rejected the proposal, Goddard submitted a version of the manuscript to Britton & Rey, who lithographed and published it for the first time in 1857. Among its many distinctions, it was the first map to accurately locate Lake Tahoe (here Lake Bigler), derived from Goddard's own surveys in the Sierra Nevada. The last recorded example of the map to appear on the market was offered in Warren Howell's Catalogue 50, where Howell offered the Grabhorn- Streeter copy. In part quoting Carl Wheat and Thomas Streeter, Howell described the map in 1972 (Catalogue 42) as a beautiful example of the cartographer's art, is unfortunately rare and little-known … it was by far the most complete and accurate map of California that had yet appeared. Goddard, a talented surveyor, had first prepared a larger manuscript map, using all available data, on a scale of two miles to the inch, and the published map of 1857 was doubtless a re-drawing of this map on a smaller scale. The wealth of information which now appears throughout California graphically discloses the extent to which large portions of this vast and hitherto empty land had been peopled. Gold had swiftly done its work. The Goddard map is a fitting monument to the frenzied activity and achievements of the gold seekers, and with it the purely Gold Rush phase of California cartography comes to an end (WHEAT, 25 California Maps, 22). The map shows towns and settlements, trails, wagon roads, and county boundaries. Relief is indicated by hachures; numerous spot elevations are given; and physical features are named. The scale is 1 inch to 24 miles. Coverage includes the western half of Utah Territory and a northwestern corner of New Mexico Territory--- the area comprising the future State of Nevada. A reduced scale version, with revision, was published in 1858 and a new edition on a slightly larger scale in 1860. No example of either the 1858 or 1860 editions have apparently been offered at auction or in a dealer catalogue in the past 50 years.. However, while researching this map, we were fortunate to note that a copy of an 1858 edition, most likely the true 2nd Edition of Goddard's map (this example being called by Goddard the 3rd Edition), was sold in a private transaction in 2005. This 1858 edition indicated that it had been updated following the adjournment of the legislature in 1858. An exceptionally rare and important California map. Gold Region, 302; Wheat, Transmississippi, 921; Heckrotte, California 49, 36; Streeter Sale, 2819; Phillips, America, p. 185.

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        Recent Practice in the Locomotive Engine

      Glasgow.: Blackie and Son.. First Edition.. 1860.. A publication issued in ten parts; original paper wrappers 15 x 11 inches, each part with two folding plates 15 x 20.5 inches save No. 10 which has a third plate, 15 x 10.5 inches; total 21 plates. Eighty-four pages of text, including a section "Descriptions of Large Engravings." The string binding of No. 10 perished; in addition to the last 12 pages of text this number contains the Title Page, Preface, Table of Contents, List of Plates, List of Wood Engravings, Index, and Instructions to the Binder. Light foxing to plates; text generally clean with light toning. The text on the paper wraps reads: "Recent Practice in the Locomotive Engine: (Being a Supplement to 'Railway Machinery,' Comprising the Latest English Improvements, and a Treatise on the Locomotive Engines of the United States. Illustrated by a Series of Plates and Numerous Engravings on Wood." The 20 folding plates depict locomotives belonging to railroads in England, Scotland, Egypt and the United States. The titles for the US equipment are: "Wood-Burning Passenger Locomotive by Wm. Mason & Co. Taunton, Mass. U.S."; "Passenger Locomotive by Danforth, Cook & Co., Paterson, New Jersey, for the Delaware, Lackawanna, & Western Railroad, U.S."; "American Locomotives--Cross Sections. Baltimore & Ohio Railway"; "Freight Engine, by M. W. Baldwin & Co. Philadelphia, U.S." A single page plate titled "Illustrations of American Locomotives as Carriages" depicts, through profiles rendered in outline, 36 American locomotives with the object of creating an historical overview that begins with a locomotive from 1837. A note in the final volume advises: "The plates are numbered in continuation of the Series in the Author's work on Railway Machinery," which explains numeration from 31 through 50 for the twenty folding plates. A scarce first edition, in paper wraps as issued; overall good clean condition with faults noted. .

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        The Mill On The Floss

      William Blackwood & Sons Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood & Sons, 1860. First Edition. Three octavo volumes; publisher's orange-brown cloth, decoratively stamped in blind and lettered in gilt on spines; [x],359; [viii],319; [viii],313pp. 16pp of publisher's ads at end of volume III; Carter's first state of volume I, without the inserted ad leaf. Cream yellow endpapers, with binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants to rear pastedown of volume I. First volume expertly restored at spine ends, else a clean, original and well-preserved set. Early ownership signature ("Evelyn Maud Challis") to each volume; scattered foxing to texts; Very Good.

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        Sammlung der schoensten miniaturen des mittelalters aus dem 14. und 15. jahrhunderte der bluethezeit jener meister-miniatoren deren werke in den beruehmtesten geistlichen und weltlichen bibliotheken deutschlands als unica aufbewahrt und bewundert werden. in wien, ludwig lott, s.a. (1860 ca.).

      Cm. 22,5. Con 72 splendide tavole in cromolitografia raffiguranti antiche miniature. Legatura coeva in piena pelle con decorazioni a secco ad imitazione di una legatura memdievale. Dentelles interne, sguardie marmorizzate e tagli in oro. Brossura originale decorata preservata all'interno tra cui il piatto anteriore che riporta l'indice delle tavole. Ottima conservazione. Affascinante raccolta iconografica apparsa in ""livraison"" e che presenta un numero variabile di tavole. La presente copia è completa anche se alcuni anni più tardi apparve un ulteriore fascicolo di 8 tavole supplementari che solo raramente si trova allegato. Non comune ed impreziosito da un'elegante legatura.

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      SECOND EDITION, stated Fifth Thousand on title, second issue, one of 3000 copies, half title, ix, 502pp + 32pp (advertisements; Murray's general list, dated January 1860), publisher's original diagonal-wave-grain green cloth, covers blocked in blind, gilt titled spine, chocolate colour endpapers, with binder's ticket, edges untrimmed, one leaf of index unopened, with extending diagram at p.117. Small closed tear at p.131 skilfully repaired. A very good clean copy with the binding strong and crisp - an almost excellent copy, London, John Murray, 1860. * PHOTOGRAPHS ON REQUEST. Freeman 376c; "The misprint "speceies" [on p.20] is corrected and the whale-bear story [on p.184], diluted - an alteration which Darwin later regretted, although he never restored the full text". See: Dibner Heralds 199. G. & M. 220. Horblit 23 b. Printing and the Mind of Man, 344b The first edition of 1250 copies was sold on the day of publication and this second edition sold out soon afterward. Because the publisher's fine-weave cloth binding is elaborately blind embossed, gilt lettered and decorated, it is a notoriously vulnerable book, also liable to foxing, usually with the sewing weakened and hinges worn or repaired. Very good clean copies in original cloth, as this one, are very uncommon. * Among other changes, this edition corrects the misprint 'speceies' on page 20 and dilutes the famous the whale-bear story on page 184. Darwin had stated in the first edition that "In North America the black bear was seen...swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, like a whale, insects in the water. Even in so extreme a case as this, if the supply of insects were constant, and if better adapted competitors did not already exist in the country, I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths, till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale. Darwin omitted all but the first sentence of this story in the second and later editions, but he later professed to regret the revision." "Darwin's ideas about evolution and natural selection are the underpinnings of modern biological science. Moreover, they have given us a new way of viewing and talking about the world. Darwin not only drew an entirely new picture of the workings of organic nature; he revolutionized our methods of thinking and our outlook on the order of natural things. The recognition that constant change is the order of the universe had finally been established." (Printing and the Mind of Man 344b).

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        Betts' New Map of Ireland Accurately Reduced from the Beautiful Six Sheet Map Engraved Under the Superintendence of the Railway Commissioners. The Matter Compiled From The Latest Parliamentary Returns and Other Valuable Documents.

      London: John Betts. 115 Strand (nearly opposite Exeter Hall), [c. 1860] . Map dimensions 75 x 62.5 cm, overall dimensions 77.5 x 64 cm. Folding map of Ireland with attractive original colour in block and outline demarcating the county boundaries. The whole dissected into twenty-four sections and mounted on linen, folds between original brown cloth covers, title in gilt to upper cover and blindstamped to both, plain buff coloured paper to folded end section and to inner cover. The covers slightly faded at extremities, a few minor blemishes to the map, otherwise a very good example. The routes of the railways completed, in progress and proposed indicated on the map and variously coloured.

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        The Universal Decorator A Complete Guide To Ornamental Design including Designs for Cabinet Makers, Wood Carvers, Metal Workers, Birmingham, Sheffield and the Potteries. Scrolls, Panels and General Ornament, Alphabets, Initials and Monograms.

      London: Houlston & Wright, No Date (circa 1860).. Thick 4to. (11 x 9 inches). pp.xi + 512 + 2 (plates). Coloured frontis with tissue guard (browned), profuse coloured, b/w, & monochrome plates and text illusts. Full calf, gilt decorated to both boards with decoration stamped in blind, gilt decorated to spine, trifle rubbed. Corners rubbed, with short split to leather at top corner of lower board. Tooled dentelles. Marbled endpapers and edges. Contents exceptionally clean and bright. No foxing or spotting. Binding sound and firm. A handsome copy. Very heavy book, requiring extra postage.

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        Elfsyssel (södra Bohus-län).

      Historiska minnen, samlade ur så väl äldre som nyare verk och urkunder. Med afbildningar af de märkvärdigaste fornlemningar, historiska ställen, m.m. Göteborg, A. Lindgren, (1860)-64. 4:o. Front,(8),332 s. & 12 plr. Rikt illustrerad i texten. Trevligt samtida lätt nött hfrbd med rikt guldornerad rygg och infärgat svart titelfält. Brunsprängda snitt. Ryggen med några skrapmärken. Bra ex. tryckt på tjockt velinpapper med Gunnar Brusewitz namnteckning och exlibris.. Setterwall 5684. Aberstén & Tiselius Göteborg och Bohus län i litteratur, karta och bild 50. Planscherna är tryckta i Thieles boktryckeri. En mindre del av upplagan trycktes på fint velinpapper. Gustaf Henrik Brusewitz (1812-99) var konstnär, historiker och intendent på Göteborgs museum samt Gunnar Brusewitz farfars kusin

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        TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX IN SEARCH OF THE PICTURESQUE

      1860. 1. (ROWLANDSON,THOMAS)illus. THE TOUR OF DOCTOR SYNTAX IN SEARCH OF THE PICTURESQUE by William Combe. London: Geo. Routledge, no date, circa 1860. 3 volumes, 4to, red cloth stamped in black and gold, 272, 277, 279p. Tips bumped, very slight rubbing, VG-Fine. Ninth edition with new plates. Featuring 80 fine colored aquatint plates drawn and etched by Rowlandson. A beautiful set.

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        Icones nervorum capitis. Editio altera atque emendatior.

      Gross-Folio. 34 S. Mit 18 lithographierten (davon 9 als Umrisse und 8 teilkolorierte) Tafeln von F.R. Volck und Max Wieser gezeichnet und von G. Küstner gedruckt. Originalhalbleinwandband mit gedrucktem Titel auf dem Deckel. HOH 1648. - Hirsch I, 200. - Zweite erweiterte und in den Illustrationen veränderte Ausgabe. Friedrich Arnold (1803-1890) studierte in Heidelberg und wurde 1835 Professor in Zürich und später in Freiburg und Tübingen bevor er 1852 wieder in Heidelberg arbeitete. Etliche anatomische Bezeichnungen tragen seinen Namen. Das vorliegende Werk erschien erstmals 1834 und wurde für die Neuausgabe neu lithographiert. Die Tafeln mit den Schädelnerven von hervorragender Qualität. - Stellenweise stockfleckig, die Tafeln nur wenig betroffen. Einbanddeckel fleckig. Rücken erneuert.

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        "Where can my nieces be? "

      n.p. ca. 1860 n.p., ca. 1860. (13 x 9-1/2 inches). Original watercolour and pencil, signed "Phiz" and inscribed as title. Fine condition. Bryant and Heneage, p. 35. Provenance: B.F. Stevens & Brown, Ltd., London; New Yorker cartoonist Claude Smith . Hablot K. Browne, "Phiz" (1815-1882) was an illustrator, painter, sporting artist and cartoonist. His career began in 1836 with his illustrations to Dickens's Sunday Under Three Heads, which led to his being selected to illustrate Pickwick Papers, and to a collaboration with Dickens lasting 28 years and involving 13 books. He was a prolific contributor to Punch, and other periodicals, where his cartoons and comic touch elicited enormous popularity. This is a particularly fresh and bright example of his work, probably done toward the end of his cartooning career

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        Die Chronik von Rosenheim. Enthaltend urkundliche Nachrichten über Entstehung und Ausbildung des Marktes, seiner Verfassung, Kirchen, Stiftungen und öffentlichen Gebäude, über Handel und Schiffahrt, Krieg und Frieden, Sitten und Gebräuche, sowie über die berühmten Männer Rosenheims und vieler adelicher und bürgerlicher Familien Stamm und Wappen.

      Das Lithographie zeigt eine Gesamtansicht von Rosenheim vom Schloßberg aus gesehen. Seiten 121 - 158 unten, im leeren Rand ca. 3,5 cm. angesetzt. Rückseite des Titelbildes, Titel und vereinzelte Textbl. stockfleckig, Stempel und handschriftliche Nummer auf Titel, letztes Blatt mit ein paar Löchern, wohl durch Insektenfraß (kein Textverlust), Titel fingerfleckig.

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        Fødemidlernes Opbevaring i Land og By, for Skibsproviantering og Reisebrug. De bedste og nyeste Fremgangsmaader ved Saltning, Røgning, Hurtigrøgning, Tørking, Spegning, Presning, hermetisk Nedlægning m.m. af Kjød, Vildt, Fisk, Grønt, Kjøkkenurter osv. Med Træsnit.

      I Commission hos P.F. Steensballe, Christiania 1860. (4)+100 sider. Indbundet i et nydeligt, samtidigt halvlæderbind. Velholdt.. Anonymt udgivet af folkemindesamleren Peter Christian Asbjørnsen, der også havde et mere videnskabeligt forfatterskab

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        Leaves of Grass

      Thayer and Eldridge Boston:: Thayer and Eldridge,. 1860.. Third edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. This is the scarce first issue of the 1860 third edition of Leaves of Grass, with the tinted frontispiece portrait of Whitman (an engraving by Stephen Alonzo Schoff from an oil painting portrait by Charles Hine), and the printer's name on the verso of the title page ("Electrotyped at the Boston Stereotype Foundry. Printed by George C. Rand & Avery"). It can also be identified as the earliest binding by the orange cloth binding, with heavy embossing in wavy vertical lines and the gilt butterfly on the backstrip (White, William. "Walt Whitman: A Bibliographical Checklist". Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 3 (Summer 1985), 28-43.) The poems are arranged in 7 "clusters": 'Chants Democratic and Native American', with an introductory poem 'Apostroph'; 'Leaves of Grass'; 'Enfans d'Adam'; 'Calamus'; 'Messenger Leaves'; 'Thoughts'; 'Says'; 'Debris'; and 26 individual poems including 'Walt Whitman', 'A Word Out of the Sea' (later titled 'Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking'). The volume commences with 'Proto-Leaf', which was later called 'Starting from Paumanok'. According to the Walt Whitman archive, "The significance of the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass tends to be paradoxical. Although the poems often express grief over romantic and professional failures, the book's new sense of structure, the sizable increase in poems, its wider readership and critical praise made it one of Whitman's most successful books. Although the poems seem more intimate and personal than previous Whitman poems, the third edition is also a deliberate intervention into public life, an attempt to realize American democratic ideals and save the Union." 8vo, iv, 456pp. With three small trimmed early catalog descriptions laid down inside the front cover. Also two bookseller labels: C. E. W. Baldwin, Druggist & Bookseller, Hornellsville, N. Y.; and Shepard Book Company, Salt Lake City, Utah. Terra cotta/orange textured gilt cloth, beveled edges, gilt butterfly at spine. Rubbed at spine ends with quarter inch loss, very small puncture beneath butterfly at backstrip. Internally, lacking rear end paper.

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        Tallis's Topographical Dictionary of England & Wales.

      London: L. Tallis [1860].. Two volumes, 8vo, (viii), 812; (ii), 813-1582 pp, with an engraved frontispiece and title in volume I, plus 58 coloured double page maps - "Drawn & Engraved by J. Archer", contemporary half calf, later marbled sides, spines rubbed with slight loss to the black morocco labels.

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        A CURIOUS DANCE AROUND A CURIOUS TREE

      [London]:: [St. Luke's Hospital],. [1860].. 7-1/4" x 4-3/4". 1st separate edition, second issue (Eckel, pp. 188-191; Gimbel B-216; VanderPoel B-465). 19, [1] pp. Binders blanks before & after the pamphlet.. Full deep maroon morocco binding with gilt spine stamping & elaborate gilt dentelles. TEG. Original pale pink printed wrappers bound-in. Typographical border surrounding title lettering on front wrapper.. Light extremity wear to binding, with front joint a bit tender.. Pamphlet with faint vertical fold line. Bookplate. All-in-all, a Nr. Fine example.. This short piece by Dickens, on St. Luke's Hospital, originally published in the January 17 1852 issue of HOUSEHOLD WORDS. With Dickens' consent, it was reissued in this pamphlet form by the Hospital management as a fund- raising mechanism. The first issue had purple wrappers, in which the 'appeal' was not highlighted from the remainder of the text and, evidently, donations suffered accordingly... in this second issue, the wrappers are pink, the 'appeal' is boldly printed, and it was accompanied by an easy-to-use return envelope [much as we see today in the solicitations we receive... make it easy on the mark!]. This copy from the Dickens collection of Capt J. F. Hinckley, whose holdings were dispersed by auction in 1912.

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        A Map of Great Britain showing All the Railways, & Railway Stations, the Canals, Navigable Rivers and Principal Roads.

      London: Weller, 1860... A Map of Great Britain showing All the Railways, & Railway Stations, the Canals, Navigable Rivers and Principal Roads by Edward Weller, published by Weller, London circa 1860. On folding linen in 48 sections, size 122 by 89 cm. Scale approximately 8 miles to the inch. Includes inset maps of Railways in the vicinity of London and of the railways in north-east Scotland. A key provides information on railroads and stations, railways under construction, rivers and limits of navigation, canals, coalfields etc. Hand-coloured. Some minor foxing to part of the sea and to the reverse. Folds into original stiff cloth-covered boards. Good to VG condition. Images available.

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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

      Towne & Bacon Printers 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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        "Darwin's Origin of Species" [Review in]: The London Quarterly Review, Volume 108 July-October, 1860

      Leonard Scott & Co. New York: Leonard Scott & Co.. 1860. American edition. Octavo. [2], v, 316pp. Ex-library copy bound in dark blue cloth boards with bookplate and a few scattered ink stamps, else very good. Contains the first American appearance of Samuel Wilberforce's famous review of Darwin's Origin of the Species in the July number: "Art. VII.-On the Origin of Species, by means of Natural Selection; or, the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. By Charles Darwin, M.A., F.R.S. London, 1860." (pp. 118-138). This is article which set the stage for Bishop Wilberforce's legendary debate with T.H. Huxley in June 1860. Also of importance in the October number is James Craigie's review of "Eliot's Novels" (Scenes of Clerical Life, Adam Bede, and The Mill on the Floss), and Samuel Smiles article on "Workmen's Earnings and Savings" in the July number. Other noteworthy selections included in this volume are articles on the living conditions of the London Poor ("The Missing Link and the London Poor"), "Stonehenge," and "The Cape and South Africa." .

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        Habiti antichi e moderni di tutto il mondo... paris, firmin-didot, 1860-63.

      Tre volumi di cm. 22, pp. 9, 20 d'indici + 513 tavole incise raffiguranti personaggi in costume. Ogni tavola racchiusa da elegante cornice ed accompagnata da una pagina di testo con la spiegazione del soggetto. Il terzo volume titola: FIRMIN DIDOT A. Essai typographique et bibliographique de la gravure sur bois... Pp. xvi, 315 (numerazione per colonne). Legatura coeva in mezza pelle rossa con titoli in oro. Leggermente diversa la leg. del terzo volume. Completo dell'allegato volume sull'origine dell'incisione xilografica. Bell'edizione ottocentesca di questa classica opera che illustra e descrive i costumi e gli abiti di tutti i popoli del mondo. Cfr. Colas II, 2980.

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        Kaladlit assilialiait/Grønlandske Træsnit.

      Trykt i Inspektoratets Bogtrykkeri af L: Møller og R: Berthelsen, Godthaab (Nuuk) 1860. 25x20 cm. 12 folded leaves (= 24 pages (of 26 (1 leave missing) + front cover with 39 + 1 woodcuts. Front cover loose and with some marginal tears (no loss of text or image). The block has small dogs-ears to the first pages, but are remarkably clean and fully intact. Ink-stamp on verso of front cover.. Very scarce. The missing leaf is the text pages with 1 woodcut illustration of the French vessel "Reine Hortense" in the Godthaab Fiord. The most significant woodcuts, the first nine (of Greenlanders and daily life) are in fine early impressions (this goes for most of the rest, too). Illustration 10-39 were drawn and cut by Aron of Kangeq for Hinrich Rink's "Grønlandske Folkesagn" ("Greenlandic Tales") from 1859-63. ** Inuits and Greenlandic history, daily life and folklore in woodcuts made by native Greenlanders, mainly by Aron of Kangeq/Âlut Kangermioq (1822-69), the father of Greenlandic painting. The book was published on the initiative of the Danish governor Hinrich Rink (1819-93) who also discovered Aron's (originally he was a seal hunter) outstanding talents. The 2 famous woodcuts of Greenlandic women in their native costumes were cut by his countryman Rasmus Berthelsen (1827-1901) (who also signed the images in the block).*** Enclosed: Kaladlit assilialiait/Grønlandske Træsnit. Reprografisk genudgivelse. Anders Nyborg, Rungsted Kyst 1973. Full-scale facsimile of the original book. Publishers boards. Fine

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        The Mill on the Floss

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1860. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. 3 volumes in original cinnamon cloth, blindstamped. Light bumping to a few corners, spines darkened, endpapers rubbed, but a very attractive copy otherwise; binding quite tight. Without the ad leaf at the rear of vol I, and with the final blank z6. 16 page publisher's catalog at the rear of vol III, uncut. Occasional finger soiling, slight wear to margins, and scattered foxing, heavier in a few spots. Binder's ticket at the rear of volume I. Size: Octavo (8vo). 3-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Fiction; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 042190. .

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        On the Theory of Compound Colours, and the Relations of the Colours of the Spectrum." Communicated by Prof. Stokes. Read March 22, 1860. In: The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1860

      being pp.57-84 + two lithographic plates, extracted from volume 150 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for 1860, large quarto, half calf gilt in period style, very good large copy, London, Taylor and Francis, 1861. Maxwell describes the history of the theory of compound colours, noting contributions of Newton, Helmholtz, Brewster, and others. He describes the instruments he built and his experiments, detailing the processes and results. The definitive article by Maxwell on his theory of colour vision, according to which mixtures of three primary colours are sufficient to account for all perceived hues.

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        LE TOUR DU MONDE. Nouveau journal des voyages publié sous la direction de M. Edouard Charton et illustré par nos plus célèbres artistes.

      In-4 p., 29 voll., mz. pelle coeva, dorso a cordoni con tit. oro; ogni vol. raccoglie due semestri di ca. 430 pp. cad., molto ben illustrati nel t. da numerose figure inc. su legno (anche a p. pag.), da piantine e carte geografiche. Importante raccolta delle prime 30 annate complete, dal 1860 (Anno I) a tutto il 1889. Precisiamo che la rivista cessò la pubblicazione dal 26 agosto 1870 al 2 agosto 1871 e il primo semestre 1870 e? stato rilegato con il secondo semestre del 1871. Questo famoso periodico pubblicava (a puntate) opere di viaggi di importanti autori, effettuati in Europa, Asia, Africa, nelle Americhe e in Oceania - presentate nella loro integrità - e con rubriche generali di viaggi, riviste, biografie. Nell?annata 1878 figura, in contemporanea con l?edizione originale inglese, la traduzione della celebrata opera di Stanley ?Attraverso il Continente Nero, ossia le sorgenti del Nilo.. 1847-1877?. L?anno 1873 è stato restaurato alla pag.70, l?anno 1880 ha una mancanza al margine bianco a p. 309, l?anno 1882 ha la numerazione delle pagine errata a partire dalla pagina 209 alla 224, ma è completo, l?anno 1883 e? stato restaurato a pag. 423, ed infine l?anno 1889 ha le pp. 436 posposte ma e? completo. La collezione si presenta con lievi fioriture, ma si presenta in buono stato.

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        Britton & Rey's Map of the State of California

      San Francisco: 1860. Hand-coloured. Several fold tears repaired and restored. Laid on fresh linen. 30.25 x 24.75 inches. Extremely rare map of California, by George Goddard. George H. Goddard came to California in 1850. In 1855, he surveyed a part of the boundary between California and Utah Territory (now Nevada). He later surveyed for the Western Pacific Railroad and for John Charles Fremont. He also surveyed most of the important passes Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mount Goddard still bears the name of this important early surveyor. In 1855, Goddard compiled a manuscript map of California on a scale of two miles to the inch. The map was a remarkable improvement on the best available maps, so much so that Marlette, the States Surveyor General petitioned the California legislature to purchase Goddard's map, stating that nowhere else could so complete and extensive a map be obtained. After the legislature rejected the proposal, Goddard submitted a version of the manuscript to Britton & Rey, who lithographed and published it for the first time in 1857. Among its many distinctions, it was the first map to accurately locate Lake Tahoe (here Lake Bigler), derived from Goddard's own surveys in the Sierra Nevada. The last recorded example of the map to appear on the market was offered in Warren Howell's Catalogue 50, where Howell offered the Grabhorn- Streeter copy. In part quoting Carl Wheat and Thomas Streeter, Howell described the map in 1972 (Catalogue 42) as a beautiful example of the cartographer's art, is unfortunately rare and little-known … it was by far the most complete and accurate map of California that had yet appeared. Goddard, a talented surveyor, had first prepared a larger manuscript map, using all available data, on a scale of two miles to the inch, and the published map of 1857 was doubtless a re-drawing of this map on a smaller scale. The wealth of information which now appears throughout California graphically discloses the extent to which large portions of this vast and hitherto empty land had been peopled. Gold had swiftly done its work. The Goddard map is a fitting monument to the frenzied activity and achievements of the gold seekers, and with it the purely Gold Rush phase of California cartography comes to an end (WHEAT, 25 California Maps, 22). The map shows towns and settlements, trails, wagon roads, and county boundaries. Relief is indicated by hachures; numerous spot elevations are given; and physical features are named. The scale is 1 inch to 24 miles. Coverage includes the western half of Utah Territory and a northwestern corner of New Mexico Territory--- the area comprising the future State of Nevada. A reduced scale version, with revision, was published in 1858 and a new edition on a slightly larger scale in 1860. No example of either the 1858 or 1860 editions have apparently been offered at auction or in a dealer catalogue in the past 50 years.. However, while researching this map, we were fortunate to note that a copy of an 1858 edition, most likely the true 2nd Edition of Goddard's map (this example being called by Goddard the 3rd Edition), was sold in a private transaction in 2005. This 1858 edition indicated that it had been updated following the adjournment of the legislature in 1858. An exceptionally rare and important California map. Gold Region, 302; Wheat, Transmississippi, 921; Heckrotte, California 49, 36; Streeter Sale, 2819; Phillips, America, p. 185.

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        Collection Ulysses S. Grant ephemera including an early cabinet card, the only complete photo of the family ever taken, made 35 days before the General's death; his funeral procession, program to his Memorial Parade in New York

      1860.. Photograph "Gen. U.S. Grant and Family at Mount McGregor, N.Y.", the only photo of his complete family ever taken, made 35 days before the General's death, photographed by John G. Gilman, June 19, 1885; cabinet card ca. 1860, a handsome General Grant wearing his general's uniform (crack in top of card slt. into image); funeral ephemera including: Grant Memorial Parade, Souvenir Program, New York, April 27, 1897, 16pp, original printed wrappers; and photographic items related to his funeral, albumen prints 5.5 x 3.5" mounted on card with captions- Gen. Grant's Funeral Procession on Broadway, N.Y.; Gen. U.S. Grant's Tomb, Riverside Park, N.Y. (copyright F.A. Guzman, Flushing NY); North & South, Shaking Hands over the Remains of Gen. Grant. From Police Gazette Aug. 15, 1885.

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        Set of three Sermons Given on South Carolina’s Day of Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer, 21 November 1860

      Charleston, SC: A.E. Miller and Evans & Cogswell, 1860. Following Election Day of 1860, when it became apparent that Abraham Lincoln would become the next President of the United States, the Governor of South Carolina, William H. Gist, followed the request of the state legislature and proclaimed November 21st an official "day of Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer, . . . inviting the clergy and people of all denominations . . . to assemble at their respective places of worship to implore the direction and blessing of Almighty God in this our hour of difficulty, and to give us one heart and one mind to oppose, by all just and proper means, every encroachment upon our rights." These three sermons were preached in Charleston churches on the appointed day: "Fasting Humiliation and Prayer" at the Central Presbyterian Church by the Rev. W. C. Dana, 12 pages, not listed in Sabin; "The Sin and the Curse; or, The Union, the True Source of Disunion, and our Duty in the Present Crisis" at the Second Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Thomas Smyth, 24 pages, Sabin 85324; and "Are These His Doings?" at St. Michael's Church by the Rev. James H. Elliott, 11 pages, not listed in Sabin. From the estate of a descendant of Thomas Young Simons, a signer of the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession. All three with some foxing, the heaviest to Smyth's sermon; previously bound. . First Edition. Pamphlet. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Set of the Three Most Important Secession Documents Including South Carolina's Ordinance of Secession

      Charleston, SC: Evans & Cogswell, 1860. "Declaration of the Immediate Causes which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union," "The Ordinance of Secession," and "The Address of the People of South Carolina Assembled in Convention to the People of the Slaveholding States of the United States" A very nice set of the documents that dissolved the United States of America when it became apparent that Abraham Lincoln would be elected President by the Electoral College. The "Declaration of the Immediate Causes and the Ordinance of Secession" are published in one pamphlet (13 pages + 3 blanks, 23.5 cm), and the "Address of the People . . . to the Slaveholding States" is published in a separate pamphlet (16 pages). Sabin 87432 and 87435; P&W 3761 and 3749. From the estate of a descendant of Thomas Young Simons, a signer of the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession. Some minor toning; no yellow wrappers; previously bound.. First Edition. Pamphlet. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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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        Poems. Illustrated by T. Creswick, J.E. Millais, W. Mulready, D. Maclise, Clarkson Stanfield, J.C. Horsley, &c.

      London: Edward Moxon and Co., 1860.. 8vo, (xvi), 375, (1) pp. Frontispiece and vignette engravings in the text, a few spots. Inscribed on the title page from the pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron to James Campbell (possibly the Liverpudlian painter), with a later inscription from a Miss Campbell to the front blank. Attractive marbled endpapers, bookplate of Sir Harry Lloyd-Verney, later private secretary to Queen Mary. Contemporary gilt decorated calf, a.e.g., recently rebacked retaining the original backstrip. A nice association copy; Cameron moved to Dimbola Lodge, next door to Tennyson, in 1860, and famously photographed the poet as well as illustrating his verse.

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        A History of Coal, Coke, Coal Fields, .... of the Great Northern Coal Field

      London: Sampson Low, Son & Co. Worn reading copy. 1860. First Edition. Marbled boards. Half-leather cover. 164pp :: 36 full page etchings of mines, machinery, shipping, etc :: 420mm x 280mm (17" x 11") .

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        Le Magasin des Enfants entretiens et Contes Choisis, Extraits de l'ouvrage de Madam Leprince de Beaumont. Illustrees par Pauquet

      Paris: Amedee Bedelet, [n.d., ca. 1860] Original pictorial boards, lightly soiled. . Twelvemo. Hand-colored frontispiece and eight hand-coloured plates, one loose with lower blank margin slightly soiled. Binding extremities lightly rubbed. One plate loose, with lower blank margin slightly soiled. A good, clean copy E.M. Forster's copy, with his bookplate "This book belongs to E.M. Forster." Forster has written on the front fly-leaf in ink: "In my mother's room. West Hackhurst. 1946." E.M. Forster spent forty years of his adult life living at his mother's house at West Hackhurst, Abinger Hammer. During the years 1925 to 1945, he lived with his mother, Alice Clare (Lily) in a house designed by his father, the architect "Eddie" Morgan, and previously occupied by his grandmother, Laura. Forster had to leave his home at West Hackhurst upon his mother's death in 1945, as the landlord refused to renew the lease.

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        Scener og portrætter fra Lapland. Fotograferet af Lotten von Düben.

      7 fotos i s/h. 1860´erne. Mål 17x12 cm. Opklæbet på karton. Et billede viser en Lappe af Sirkas-stammen og tilskrivning under foto anfører, at han var en af (Nils Adolf) Nordenskjölds rejsekammerater i Grønland. Alle fotos i pæn kvalitet. Med håndskrevne beskrivelser under billederne. I 1860´erne organiserede den svenske antropolog Gustav von Düben den første af 2 ekspeditioner til Lapland med henblik på at studere det samiske folk. Den indsamlede data offenliggjordes i værket "Om Lappland och Lapparne" som udkom i 1873. Von Dübens hustru Lotten von Düben var ansvarlig for at dokumentere ekspeditionen med sit kamera, som på dette tidspunkt stadig var en moderne opfindelse. Lotten von Dübens fotografier at samerne er tidstypiske i sin anskuelse af folket som eksotisk og fremmed. Billeder af fotos fremsendes ved forespørgsel.. 7 photos in b/w. 1860´s. Photographer: Lotten von Düben. Measures: 17x12 cm. Mounted on cardboard. One photo of a Lappish male, described as one of (Nils Adolf) Nordenskjölds travelling companion on one of Nordenskjölds expeditions to Greenland. All photographs in fine condition. Written descriptions beneath each photo. In the 1860´s the Swedish anthropologist, Gustav von Düben, organized one of 2 expeditions to Lapland in preparation to study the Sami people. His work was published in 1873 in the book "Om Lappland och Lapparne". Von Dübens wife, Lotten von Düben was responsible of documenting the travel with her camere, which, at that time, was still a fairly new invention. Lotten von Dübens photographs of the Sami people are characteristic for its view of the Sami people as an excotic and foreign tribe. Please ask for further information or further photodocumentation

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        Le livre des esprits

      Le livre des esprits contenant les principes de la doctrine spirite sur l?immortalité de l?ame, la nature des esprits et leur rapports avec les hommes; les lois morales, la vie présente, la vie future et l?avenir de l?humanité. Selon l?enseignement donné par les esprits supérieurs à l?aide de divers médiums recueillis et mis en ordre par Allan Kardec. Seconde édition. Paris, Didier et C.ie, 1860. In 8vo; pp.XLIV,468. Cart.mod.

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        CYCLOPAEDIA OF USEFUL & ORNAMENTAL PLANTS Used in the Arts, In Medicin

      1860. Very Good. BURNETT, Gilbert Thomas. THE CYCLOPAEDIA OF USEFUL AND ORNAMENTAL PLANTS USED IN THE ARTS, IN MEDICINE, AND FOR SCIENTIFIC AND POPULAR DESCRIPTION OF EACH PLANT, AND AN ACCOUNT OF ITS USES AND MODE OF CULTURE ... Revised and edited by Roderick Elphinstone. London: James Sangster and Co., [n.d., circa 1860]. Later printing. 4to. 20 hand-colored lithographic plates. Original publisher's purple decorated boards. Spine sunned, a bit of wear, but overall this is a very good copy of an extremely fragile production and quite scarce thus.

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        Modern Painters Five Volumes

      London: Smith, Elder. 1860-1869. Various editions. Near fine rebound in half brown leather with four raised bands, all edges gilt, with red and black spine labels, new endpapers, minor scuffing on the raised bands, numerous illustrations in volumes 3-5. Volume I is seventh edition 1867, volume II is fifth edition, 1869, volume III is second edition 1867, volume IV is second edition 1868, volume V is first edition 1860. .

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        Costumes suédois dessinés par MM. Camino et Regamey d´aprés les dessins originaux communiques par M. De D...l et gravés par Charles Geoffroy.

      Paris. Aux Bureaux des Journaux Les Modes Parisiennes, La Toilette de Paris, Le Journal Amusant et Le Petit Journal Pour Rire. 20, Rue Bergère. [About 1860] 31 x 23 cm. Title (wrapper) + 20 steel engraved plates. Brown cloth with title in gilt at the front board. A small dent to the upper board edge and at the lower corner. Clean interior. A fine copy.. A collection of images showing swedish folk costumes from different parts of the country. The images have been copied from several swedish costume books. Very nicely executed. The plates are partly hand coloured

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        The State of New York from New and Original Surveys under the direction of J.H. French

      Syracuse: Robert Pearsall Smith, 1860. Hand-coloured lithographic wall map, backed with modern linen, full period color, trimmed in red cloth, on contemporary rollers. Two inset maps: "Geological and Land Patent Map of the State of New York" and "Meterological Map of the State of New York." Twelve inset city plans: Buffalo, Troy, Utica, Syracuse, Albany, Oswego, Schenectady, Hudson, Auburn, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, New York City. Twelve pictorial vignettes of New York State towns and scenery, and a decorative border of scrolling vines. In good condition except for occasional expert repairs and old repair evident along right edge. 67 x 73 3/4 inches. The second edition of the best map of any American state published to its time. Ristow devoted an entire chapter to the construction of this map, and pronounced it of a "higher quality than the maps of other states published prior to the Civil War." 'American Maps and Mapmakers', pp. 355-378. Beginning in 1853, Robert Pearsall Smith contracted with a number of local surveyors to construct maps of New York counties. In 1855 he engaged John Homer French to compile a state map from the various county maps. Although the individual county maps were not all of uniform quality, they were far more consistent and comprehensive than the local surveys conducted for any other American state. French's general map of The State of New York, first published in 1859, supplanted Burr's Atlas of the State of New York (1829), as the definitive reference for the topography of the state. It remained so until two decades later, when the U.S. Geological Survey began published maps based on original triangulation.This second edition was published in 1860. Despite the quality of the map, the number of copies sold was insufficient to offset costs, and in 1865 Smith sold his publication rights to H. H. Lloyd, who brought out new editions. Cf. BMC Printed Maps X, col. 558; Journal of the American Geographical and Statistical Society 2 (1860), p. 135; Phillips, America, p. 513; Ristow, American Maps & Mapmakers, pp.355- 78; not in Rumsey.

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        THE TABERNACLE IN THE WILDERNESS; THE SHADOW OF HEAVENLY THINGS. Four Engravings, coloured, and inlaid with gold, silver, and brass, according to the texts of scripture. With explanatory notes by W.G. Rhind. Fifth Edition, Revised..

      W.H. Broom, London, 1860. Fifth edition. In English. 42+5 plates. Decorated cloth binding. Blind-stamped. Joints occasionally cracked. Folio. 4 plates in color. The non coloured plate and page 28, slightly spotted. The first plate, almost lose from binding. Titlepage with small tear i right margin. Else in good condition

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        [DIARY OF LIEUTENANT WALTER McFARLAND OF THE UNION CORPS OF ENGINEERS, STATIONED AT FORT PICKENS, ON THE GULF COAST OF FLORIDA]

      New Orleans. 1860-1863.. 247pp. 12mo. Original leather wallet-style binding. Spine perished; spine of flap partially perished, binding worn. Leaves loose. Contents clean and legible. Good. In a half morocco box. The diary of Lieutenant Walter McFarland, of the Corps of Engineers in the union Army, who was stationed on the Gulf Coast of Florida during the Civil War. For most of the period covered by this diary, McFarland was at Fort Pickens, near Pensacola. Though Florida seceded in January 1861, Fort Pickens remained in Union hands throughout the war, one of the few Southern military posts to do so. The Union soldiers at Pickens and other Southern points were a constant source of irritation to the Confederacy, as well as an important support to the union naval blockade which isolated the South from the rest of the world and strangled its commerce. The diary begins with McFarland's arrival in New Orleans in November 1860. He notes that as much French as English is spoken in the city, and that it is quite cosmopolitan. He gives a brief account of the events surrounding Louisiana's secession from the Union in January, and his role in them as a Union officer; following secession, he is ordered to report for duty in Key West, Florida. With his wife Mary in tow, McFarland travels to Key West by way of Havana, arriving in February, 1861. Mary heads for home in April, and in May McFarland arrives at Fort Pickens. He describes to comings and goings of various steamers and packet ships, the movement of ships and arms, and other military movements, including the activity of the blockade. On June 14, he notes that "A deserter was drowned yesterday in attempting to swim over to the enemy - the current was too strong for him, and carried him out of the reach of help." Proximity to the Rebel fortifications also made it difficult to get news. When word of the First Battle of Bull Run reached Pickens, they only had Confederate accounts. He writes: "News of our defeat at Manassas, received from the other side by means of newspapers sent over in little toy boats, and also via a bottle fastened to the neck of a blood hound that was compelled to swim across. We get no Northern accounts and the Southern speak of it only as a complete rout of our army, with the loss of all our artillery and many wagons loaded with stores." McFarland also spent some time aboard a ship anchored in the Mississippi River channel, building gun battery emplacements and forming the blockade on New Orleans. On October 9, 1861, their ship is attacked by the Confederate ship Ivy, and just a few days later, on October 12, two steamers unexpectedly rammed the ship in the night, engaging in battle and breaking the blockade. The Union ships run aground on a sandbar in the chaos and the Confederate ships slip past and out into the Gulf. McFarland's ship, along with the others, hurried back toward Fort Pickens, which was attacked several days later, although the Confederates fell back without accomplishing their aim. A tragic accident struck on November 25, when a shell accidentally exploded, killing at least eight men and wounding many more. "Men were employed rolling into one place the solid shot and unexploded shell which the enemy had collected. A crowd collected around them and several men were engaged in withdrawing the charges from the shells. I was in the midst of them...after looking on for a moment or two I turned to go away but had not moved twenty paces when there was a loud explosion. I turned to see what was the matter, when the first explosion was followed by a second and a large piece of shell fell whizzing at my feet. ... Going back, a most horrible sight met my view - twelve men were lying on the ground, five were dead or dying and the remainder wounded and burned - some mortally, all severely. They were in every stage of mutilation - one, sergeant Conroy, literally blown to pieces a shapeless mass - another with his entrails blown out entirely and lying upon his chest...." He writes of other daily happenings over the next few months, noting in late July that a fierce fever has started to devastate the troops. "The fever has been terribly destructive amongst the soldiers and in the fleet." McFarland himself catches it, and is ill for nearly two weeks. He recovers, however, and takes some R&R time to recuperate. In January 1863 he travels once more to Key West. Later he visits Hilton Head in South Carolina (all these places now in Union hands) in March to do some engineering work there. He travels between posts, recording his various duties and the people he meets. The diary ends in November, 1863, in Key West. Throughout it all, he dotes heavily on his wife and notes letters sent to and received from her. An altogether interesting Civil War diary, kept by an officer at an unusual post.

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        Album contenant 30 portraits de format "Carte de visite" de Personnalités / FINE COLLECTION OF 30 CARTE-DE-VISITE PORTRAITS INCLUDING ONE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

      1860 FINE COLLECTION OF 30 CARTE-DE-VISITE PORTRAITS INCLUDING ONE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Album with 30 Carte-de-Visite portraits of celebrities (writers, painters, composers, artists, politicians): Abraham Lincoln, Alexandre Dumas père, Victor Hugo, Eugène Delacroix, Franz Liszt, Giuseppe Garibaldi, and others. Most are from Paris: Nadar, Carjat, Disdéri, Reutlinger, Petit, ca. 1860. In-8 (150 x 114 mm). Album of 15 sheets(leaves), each with two portraits. All edges gilted, clasps in brass. Beautiful album of CDV with the portraits of the following famous characters: Félix Nadar (portrait by himself, in a hot-air balloon); Gustave Doré (by Pierre Petit); Gustave Courbet (2, by Reutlinger and Legé); Gioacchino Rossini (by Erwin frères); Josef Meyerbeer (by Nadar); Victor Hugo (4, by Petit, Carjat, Badié and nameless one representing the writer and his grandchildren); Eugène Delacroix (by Carjat); Hector Berlioz (by Reutlinger); Jacques Offenbach (2, by Reutlinger and Nadar); Franz Liszt (by Reutlinger); Théophile Gautier (by Nadar); George Sand (2, by Nadar); Giuseppe Verdi (2, by Reutlinger and Thiébault); Giuseppe Garibaldi (2, of which one with Nélaton next to Garibaldi with a wound in the foot arisen on August 28th, 1862 to Aspromonte); Alexandre Dumas père (3, by Duron, Liebert, Nadar); Abraham Lincoln (by J. Henry, Genève); Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (2, by Carjat, Disdéri); Jules Verne (Nadar); Charles-François Gounod (Hanfstaengl). / [PHOTOGRAPHIE] -- Album contenant 30 portraits de format "Carte de visite" de personnalités (écrivains, peintres, compositeurs, artistes, hommes politiques) dont Abraham Lincoln, Alexandre Dumas père, Victor Hugo, Eugène Delacroix, Franz Liszt, Giuseppe Garibaldi, et d'autres. Pour la plupart Paris: Nadar, Carjat, Disdéri, Reutlinger, Petit, ca. 1860. // In-8 (150 x 114 mm). Album de 15 feuilles, chacune avec deux portraits. chagrin rouge de l'époque, plats ornés à froid, tranches dorées, fermoirs en laiton (petites éraflures). BEL ALBUM de cartes de visite, avec les portraits des personnages célèbres suivants: Félix Nadar (portrait par lui-même, dans une montgolfière); Gustave Doré (par Pierre Petit); Gustave Courbet (2, par Reutlinger et Legé); Gioacchino Rossini (par Erwin frères); Josef Meyerbeer (par Nadar); Victor Hugo (4, par Petit, Carjat, Badié et un sans nom figurant l'écrivain et ses petits-enfants); Eugène Delacroix (par Carjat); Hector Berlioz (par Reutlinger); Jacques Offenbach (2, par Reutlinger et Nadar); Franz Liszt (par Reutlinger); Théophile Gautier (par Nadar); George Sand (2, par Nadar); Giuseppe Verdi (2, par Reutlinger et Thiébault); Giuseppe Garibaldi (2, dont une avec Nélaton à côté de Garibaldi avec une blessure au pied survenue le 28 août 1862 à Aspromonte); Alexandre Dumas père (3, par Duron, Liebert, Nadar); Abraham Lincoln (par J. Henry, Genève); Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (2, par Carjat, Disdéri); Jules Verne (Nadar); Charles-François Gounod (Hanfstaengl). BEAU DOCUMENT HISTORIQUE. Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        Histoire de France. In seventeen volumes

      nbsp;Paris - Furne, 1860 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce complete set of Martin's fascinating and comprehensivehistory of France, which paved the way for later historians. Fourth Edition. With a portrait frontispiece of the author to volume I. Sixteen volumes plus one index volume, complete. Henri Martin (February 20, 1810 - December 14, 1883) was a French historian celebrated in his own day. Having first written a few novels, he later devoted his life to the study of the history of France and wrote an account of it, entitled Histoire de France, a magnificent work in 19 volumes. He brought the history down to 1789, and received from the Institut de France 20,000 francs as a prize in 1869. The Avenue Henri-Martin in Paris is named after him. Becoming associated with Paul Lacroix (Le Bibliophile Jacob), he planned with him a history of France to consist of excerpts from the chief chroniclers and historians, with original matter filling up gaps in the continuity. In the first volume, which appeared in 1833, Histoire de France depuis les temps les plus reculs jusqu'en juillet 1830 the compiler promised to seek always the dramatic and picturesque side of history, the one that interests the greatest number; its success encouraged Martin to make the work his own, and his Histoire de France, in fifteen volumes (18331836) which spans the space from earliest times to the French Revolution, was the result. This magnum opus, rewritten and further elaborated during the following 18 years of research (4th ed. , 16 vols. and index, 18611865) gained for the author in 1856 the first prize of the Academy, and in 1869 the grand biennial prize of 20,000 francs. A popular abridgement in seven volumes, L'Histoire de France Populaire, was published in 1867. This, together with the continuation, Histoire de France depuis 1789 jusqu' nos jours (6 vols. 1878-1883), gives a complete history of France, and superseded Sismondi's Histoire des Francais. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally excellent, just a little shelfwear,faded spinesand one or two marks. Internally, firmly bound. Very bright, aside from several browned titles. Intermittently clean aside from scattered spotting. Regrettably, the fifty-one engraved plates are missing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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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).

      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.

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        Der grosse Canal von Venedig. Kolor. Lithographie von C. Straub bei F. Hanfstaengel. Um 1860. 30 x 47,5 cm; Blattgr. 49,5 x 67 cm.

      Untertitel: 'Original Gemalde (!) Höhe 5.1'' Breite 8.3'' von Antonio Canalel.'- Blick über den breiten Kanal mit diversen Booten, an den Ufern Häuser.- Etwas feuchtrandig in unterer rechter Ecke, 2 kleine Randeinrisse im breiten weißen Rand.

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        Mittelansicht Kiel von Ellerbeck, mit 16 Randansichten. Kolorierte Lithographie, um 1860. Verlag A. Lohse, lith. Anstalt W. Loeillot, Berlin. 45 x 60 cm (Blattgröße 62 x 88 cm).

      Prachtvolles Blatt mit der schönen Mittelansicht 23 x 31 cm und den teils ovalen Randansichten: Kiel von der Abendseite (siehe Klose-M. 198), Brunswiek, Dorf-Gaarden, Knoop, Neumühlen, Acad. Heilanstalten u.a. Sehr selten, leider stark beschädigt durch zwei hinterlegte Durchrisse (von den Randansichten nur 3 beschädigt). Gebräunt, stockfleckig.

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        The War in Nicaragua

      Mobile, AL: S. H. Goetzel & Co.. Near Fine. 1860. First Edition. Hardcover. An attractive First Edition in Near Fine condition with light foxing to edges and title page. Illustrated. Frontis. Folding map at rear: "Colton's Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, San Salvador and Costa Rica." Bound in twentieth century 3/4 morocco; William Walker, a US lawyer, journalist and adventurer, organized several private military expeditions into Latin America where he attempted to set up English-speaking colonies under his personal control, an enterprise known as "filibustering." Walker established "republics" in Baja California and Sonora, Mexico, in 1853 and 1854 respectively, and declared himself president of the same, but in each case, his forces were quickly overthrown and he was quickly deposed. In 1856, Walker led a similar ill-fated expedition to Honduras. Again, Walker's regime was quickly toppled, but this time Walker was captured and sentenced to death. Walker was executed in Nicaragua in 1860, the same year that his book The War in Nicaragua was published. A rare and interesting piece of American history .

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        ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London:: John Murray,, 1860. Very Good++. Very Good++ Second Edition, Second Issue (with 'fifth thousand' on the title page) in the original green blindstamped cloth binding with gilt lettering, decoration spine. Mild cover edge wear, mild scattered foxing. At rear 32 pages of inserted advertisements dated January, 1860. This is Freeman 376. 8vo. ix, [1 instructions to binder], 502, 32 Ads pp.

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