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        Castle Richmond. A Novel

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1860., 1860. First Edition, Second Issue, with adverts dated 'May 1860'. 3 volumes; 8vo. Publisher's embossed purple cloth with gilt titles to spines. Recased. Foxing to verso of f.f.e.p; generally clean, occsional odd mark; binding and corners rubbed and bumped. Neat ownership to title pages. Half titles present. Very good indeed. Held in a protective marbled paper covered slipcase.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        The Colored Fruit Book: For use of Nurseymen

      Rochester, N.Y.: D.M. Dewey, 1860. 4to., (11 2/8 x 9 inches). 64 chromolithographed and stencilled plates (many plates with expert repairs to verso and mounted on guards, some plates quite thumbed). Contemporary half black morocco, gilt, red morocco lettering-piece on the front cover, rebacked preserving the original spine, extremities worn). Provenance: with "H.H. Washburn" [?travelling seedsman] gilt stamped on the front cover; early pencilled ownership inscription on front free endpaper, and title-page. A travelling seedsman's custom-made sample catalogue assembled from stock plates, including examples produced by Dewey, but also plates lithographed for him by Kellogg of Rochester. "As Rochester's gardening flourished a local bookseller with an interest in the subject, D.M. Dewey, began to collect and publish coloured plates of fruit, flowers, shrubs, and fruit-bearing or purely ornamental trees. Selections of these plates sold by Dewey and others from the 1850s to the last decade of the century were usually bound into pocket-sized books about ten by six inches with stout leather covers, often stamped with the name of the nursery or the salesman offering the plants portrayed within. Dewey also recognised the wider appeal of the coloured plates described by Charles van Ravenswaay as 'an innovation in American popular art' ("A Nineteenth-Century Garden", 1977, page 20...). Their polychromic attractions were extended to a larger audience in small selections from a larger-sized series presented in decorative bindings, ... the earliest plates were simple watercolours, but later, as the demand grew, the technique of theorem paintings coloured with the help of stencils was used to multiply the number of copies as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Later still engraved or lithographed outlines were coloured by hand, and finally chromolithographs printed in colour began to replace more laborious procedures, though some of these were finished by hand too. Most of these processes involved the labour of teams of artists and colourists, one or two of whom went on to establish themselves as rivals to Dewey, though none achieved the same success" (Oak Spring Pomona 64). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        A Pop-Gun Fired Off By George Cruikshank, In Defence Of The British Volunteers Of 1803, Against The Uncivil Attack Upon That Body by General W. Napier; To Which Are Added Some Observations Upon Our National `Defences, Self-Defence, Etc. Etc. Etc. [BOUND WITH] A Discovery Concerning Ghosts; With A Rap At The "Spirit-Rappers

      London: W. Kent (Late D. Bogue) & Frederick Arnold, 1860 & 1863. First editions. Hardcover. Three quarter maroon morocco and marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers. Very good/No Dust Jacket. Cruikshank, George. 44 & 48 pages respectively. 25 x 16 cm. Both volumes illustrated: eight and nine woodcuts respectively. The first title "Pop-Gun," a signed presentation copy [in his florid hand, ending with an inimitable curlicue dripping from the last letter of his name] to J. F. Streatfield, Esq. [John Fremlyn Streatfield] "with the best regards, Feb. 20th 1860: " With armorial bookplate of latter on front pastedown. Napier's publication, HISTORY OF THE PENINSULAR WAR: "the excitement which followed the appearance of each volume is proved by the innumerable pamphlets issued by those who believe themselves to be attacked:" in this instance Cruikshank defends the British Volunteers. In the second title Cruikshank takes dead aim: "Questionable! --ay; so very questionable, in my opinion, is the fact of their coming at all, that I am now going to question whether they ever did, or can come." COHN 186. [Pop-Gun] With the "cut on p. 38, omitted in subsequent issues." COHN 209. Original blue wrappers bound-in, without rear wrapper of first title. interior contents fresh and clean.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        Chapman's New Sectional Map of Wisconsin

      Milwaukee: S. Chapman; New York: McKenzie & Simmons; Chicago: Bamford & Baldwin, 1860 [Engraved and printed by L. Lipman, Practical Lithography, Milwaukee]. Folding pocket map, printed on two sheets joined, full period hand coloring, ornamental border. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover. (Inked stamp on verso, short repaired tear). 33 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches. Scarce issue of Chapman's sectional map of Wisconsin depicting the entire state. First issued in 1853, with successive editions in 1855 and 1856, Chapman's pocket map of Wisconsin depicted the southern half of the state, the area surveyed at the time of the map's publication. In 1857, Chapman first issued a map depicting the entire state; i.e. using the lower half of his map from 1853 and attaching a second sheet depicting the upper half. New surveys, particularly in the northwest part of the territory, prompted this 1860 issue, with substantive changes to counties, railroads, etc. The addition of New York and Chicago publishers suggest that Chapman attempted to market this map to a wider audience. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 1077 (1853 issue).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Mapa Geográfico De la mayor parte de la América Meridional que contiene Los Paises por donde debe trazarse La Línea Divisoria que divida los Dominios de España Y Portugal construido en virtud de Real Órden por el Teniente General Dn. Francisco Requena en el ano de 1796

      Altkolorierte Kupferstich-Karte nach Don Francisco Requena y Herrera bei F. Bourquin, Philadelphia um 1860. 125x96 cm. In 16 Segmenten auf Leinen gezogen. - Tooley 1 S. 535 - Großformatige Karte Südamerikas zwischen dem Delta des Orinoco, Rio de la Plata, Santiago und Esmeraldas / Ecuador. Die Landmasse mit leichtem Flächenkolorit, farbig eingezeichnet ist die Demarkationslinie zwischen spanischen und portugisischen Besitzungen. Unten links ausführlicher Text mit Anmerkungen zur Karte und zur Demarkationslinie mit Auflistung noch umstrittener Punkte der Grenzziehung. Der spanische General, Militär-Ingenieur, Geograph und Kartograph Francesco Requena y Herrera erbaute in Südamerika einige Festungen und öffentliche Gebäude. An der 4. Grenzziehung zwischen Spanien und Portugal in Südamerika war er durch seine Vermessungen für die spanische Seite maßgeblich beteiligt. Die auf der Grundlage seiner Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts durchgeführten Entdeckungsreisen entstandene Karte erschien erstmalig um 1860 bei Bourquin in Philadelphia im Druck.13 Segmente der Karte mit wenigen kleinen Wurmlöchern, 2 Segmente rückseitig als Deckel für die zusammengefaltete Karte durch violettfarbenen Karton verstärkt und das Kartensegment mit dem Titel rechts mit leichter Bräunung.Bedeutendes und für die Geschichte Südamerikas interessantes Zeitdokument, nur ganz wenige Exemplare können in Sammlungen oder im Handel nachgewiesen werden.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        Pincez-moi a la campagne!!

      n.d. [c.1860]. first edition. Pinch Me, I'm In the Country!!Now, Get Me Out of HereThe Scarcest Cham of All?CHAM (pseud. of Amédée de Noé). Pincez-moi a la campagne!! Paris: Maison Martinet, n.d. [c. 1860]. First (only) edition. Folio (13 3/8 x 10 in; 339 x 254 mm). Hand-colored lithographed title and twenty hand-colored lithographed plates containing eighty-six humorous scenes with captions. Lithography by Ch. Fernique. Original quarter green pebble-cloth over green grained-paper boards with blindstamped decoration and gilt lettering. Of Amédée de Noé, ”known as Cham (that is, Ham, the son of Noah)…it was said that he had ‘an idea a day’ for Le charivari. A good proportion of his thousands of lithographs were gathered into albums. His contributions to the Album du siège (173), in which Daumier was his collaborator, are typical of his work” (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, pp. 155-156).In the eight-nine years (since 1923) that ABPC has been recording auction results not a single copy of this work has fallen under the hammer. All albums by Cham are scarce; the volume under notice is extremely so. Only eight copies survive in institutional holdings worldwide.The gently amusing trials of an urban gentleman preparing for a vacation in the French countryside and the hilarious tribulations once he arrives. In essence, Woody Allen leaves Manhattan for the Catskills and copes with nature and rural life.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Autograph Letter Signed

      London: Not published, 1860. Two page letter, written entirely in the hand of and signed by English architect and Civil Engineer Thomas Page. The letter reads "6 Hanover Square. 15 April 1860. My dear Mr. Cooke [E. W. Cooke, (1811-1880) English Painter and Botanist], I am ashamed of the delay in acknowledging your letter - your very witty + characteristic letter which I have just received back from E.W. Dallas [1809-1879]. I think - nay I am sure that your letter is the best part of the whole performance..." It continues in the same vein for another page and is signed boldly by page. Moderate discoloration from old adhesive along one edge. Page designed the embankment of Thames in 1842, and Westminster Bridge. Included is a 19th century engraving of the Thames Embankment. Autograph, Manuscript.. Signed. No edition. Unbound. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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        THE TOUR[S] OF DOCTOR SYNTAX IN SEARCH OF [1] THE PICTURESQUE; [2] CONSOLATION; [3] A WIFE [CT IN 3 VOLS] [G]

      London: Nattali & Bond. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1860. Hardcover. Art; HUMOR; Color Illustrations; tall 8vo 9" - 10" t; 271; 276, 279 pages; The Tour[s] of Doctor Syntax in Search of [1] The Picturesque; [2] Consolation; [3] a Wife. [ca. 1860]. 3 vols. Contemp. 1/2 green calf leather & marbled bds. & edges, spines richly gilt, morocco spine labels; scuffed, joints, spine ends & corners rubbed. With 80 color plates (incl. 2 color pictorial titles). Internally clean. Interwoven initials on engraved illustrated book plate by W F Hopton, NH, contemporary. Couple adt'l graphics of plates available. .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
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        Essays and Reviews

      London: John W. Parker and Son,, 1860. Octavo. Original purple cloth blocked in blind to spine and boards, brown coated endpapers, titles to spine gilt. Pencilled ownership inscription to front free endpaper, pencilled inscription to title, newspaper clipping tipped-in to rear pastedown. Cloth rubbed, contents shaken, some worn spots to joints and ends of spine, small spot to lower board, corners bumped, occasional spotting to contents, spine cracked in the gutter at several places, a good copy. First edition of this groundbreaking collection of theological essays, the first assault on Biblical literalism from within the ranks of British theologians. The edifice of literalism had been crumbling for several decades, under assault from the science of Lyell and Darwin and the new Biblical criticism of Baur and Strauss at the University of Tübingen. "But all these were outside the Church of England, and it was thus with a double force that Essays and Reviews, when it generally became known, struck clergy and laity. Not only did the book subscribe to the modern non-literal concept of the Bible text, but, far worse, the authors were with one exception beneficed clergy, and the majority came from the sanctuary of Oxford" (PMM 348). Two of the contributors, Rowland Williams and Henry Bristow Wilson, were found guilty by the Court of Arches, though the verdict was overturned by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and in the long-term the Church came to accept much of what the essayists advocated. Rare, particularly in the original cloth.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Birds Of North America; The Descriptions Of Species Based Chiefly On The Collections In The Museum Of The Smithsonian Institution

      New York: D. Appleton, 1860. Full-Leather. Fine. 2 volumes (Atlas and Text). Illustrated with 100 hand-coloured plates. Handsomely rebound in navy morocco with blind stamped decorations and a red gilt-stamped leather label on the spines. Blind stamped library embossment on plates and title page, no other library markings, otherwise fine.

      [Bookseller: James & Mary Laurie Booksellers (A.B.A.A]
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        THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN From The Declaration Of War By France In 1793 To The Death Of George IV Volumes I - VI

      Richard Bentley, 1860.. New edn With Additions and Notes. 6 vols. 8vo. Contemporary uniform gilt tooled calf (bound by Bickers) with raised bands and labels (edges rather scuffed and worn - otherwise a VG set). Pp. various (some light spotting to prelims; no inscriptions), illus with engraved plates and folding charts. .

      [Bookseller: Rothwell & Dunworth Ltd]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company]
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        MILITARY COMMISSION TO EUROPE IN 1855 AND 1856: REPORT OF MAJOR ALFRED MORDECAI OF THE ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT.

      George W. Bowman, 1860, Washington: - 4to. 1st edn., 232pp., 21 engraved plates, professionally rebound in new 3/4 black morocco leather with raised bands, hand-made combed paper covered boards and gold printed leather spine labels, thus fine. A most complete account of the military organizations of Russia, Prussia, Austria, France, and Great Britain at the time of the Crimean War as observed by an American Ordnance officer. The report is particularly useful as reference to ordnance, material stores, transportation artillery and small arms in production and use in the Crimean War. Comes complete with: A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE MODERN SYSTEM OF SMALL ARMS AS ADOPTED BY THE VARIOUS EUROPEAN ARMIES , 11 additional engraved plates, by Capt. J. Schon, Dresden, 1855, translated from the German by Captain J. Gorgas, Ordnance, U.S. Army bound in. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bellum Books]
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        Leaves of Grass

      Boston: Published by Thayer & Eldridge at the Rand & Avery Stereotype Foundry, 1860. First Printing. Hardcover. Fine. First Issue of First Boston Edition (Third Edition overall), with "Electrotyped at the Boston Stereotype Foundry. Printed by Gorge C. Rand & Avery." on copyright page, one of just 1000 copies published. (Not to be confused with the nearly identical later pirated edition, without imprint information on copyright page, of which perhaps thousands of copies were released.) Small, thick 8vo: iv,5-456pp, with portrait frontispiece of Whitman in first state (engraver's name given as 'Schoff;' printed in black with irregularly shaped light tan background) and protective tissue inserted before title page. Publisher's binding B (no priority established) terra-cotta cloth incised with vertical wavy grain, beveled covers with title and earth-and-clouds vignette (upper) and sunset-at-sea vignette (lower) stamped in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, grayish tan end papers. A stunning copy, binding tight (spine ends lightly restored, slightly canted), frontispiece and tissue-guard spotted, else clean and fresh without foxing or stains. BAL 21397. Myerson A2.3.a1. Grolier American 100, 67. & "Leaves of Grass ultimately went through six entirely different editions, and each edition had multiple issues, often with different bindings, different paper size, different cover designs, and different configurations of content . . . [as Whitman] altered the arrangement and number of poems, shifted titles and typefaces, and kept Leaves of Grass a shifting series of quite different texts—each one responding to a particular biographical and cultural moment . . . Each edition of Leaves is essentially a different book, not just another version of the same book. . . . [B]y the time [Whitman] issued [t]his third edition in 1860, there were 146 new poems. Many of the previous poems had undergone extensive revision. For the first time, Whitman's "Calamus" poems appear, a cluster devoted to male-male affection, along with "Enfans d'Adam," later renamed "Children of Adam," a group of poems dealing with male-female attraction [Emerson tried to convince Whitman to remove the "Enfans d'Adam" poems, both because they were immoral and because they would hurt the book financially; Whitman refused.] . . . [S]permatic imagery (Whitman in his long first poem talks of how "a spirt of my own seminal wet" offers more to mankind than all the empty talk of philosophers and religious prophets about the universe) is everywhere through this volume, and so Whitman has redesigned his title page to turn the very letters of "Leaves of Grass" into sperm, adding the distinctive tails that had become familiar in medical textbooks of the time . . . For the first time the publisher's name appears prominently on the title page. . . . The book features a new frontispiece engraving of Whitman produced by S. A. Schoff (based on a painting by Charles Hine, which itself may have been based on a photograph of Whitman taken in the late 1850s), which sharply contrasts with the engraving used in the previous two editions of Leaves of Grass. The Schoff engraving gives us a more elegant and full-faced Whitman, presumably sitting, with shirt, jacket, and tie. Schoff's engraving appeared in three forms, because he was not finished with the engraving when the volume was ready for binding, so the various issues contain increasingly more finished states of the engraving. . . . One of the most striking features of this edition is that Whitman gives up the green binding that had seemed so appropriate for his title. He had the 1860 book bound in a number of different bindings—from yellowish brown to reddish orange to purple. This color change is significant. As the last antebellum edition of Leaves, this book appeared on the edge of the Civil War. . . . The color shift from green to dark red, burnt orange, or purple is one that Whitman would play on for the rest of his life, issuing some of his final books in both green and dark red covers, as if to suggest that his work (and all life) hover between green and red, nature and blood, spring and autumn, beginnings and endings." (Folsom, Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

      [Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd]
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        View on the Hudson.).

      - Blumner, F. (View on the Hudson.) Lyon & Co, Spring St., NY ca. 1860. Folio size lithograph with original hand color, 24 1/2 x 18" with standard margins. Scattered light foxing, slt. scratch left hand side of the print in the sky. In early hogarth frame. A large view, drawn after the style of Currier & Ives. Taken from the Garrison side of the Hudson, most probably from the old Ware estate. On the left is West Point on the bluff, with World's End in the distance. Abundant transportation is pictured - a steam train on the right side of the river, clipper ships and a paddle steamer on the Hudson.

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Constitution, By-Laws, and Rules and Orders of the Steilacoom Library Association, Washington Territory. Organized in March, 1858

      Steilacoom: Printed at the Puget Sound Herald Office, 1860. Pamphlet. First Edition. 12mo (approximately 6-1/2 x 4-1/2"). 12pp. Original self-wrappers, covers somewhat darkened and lightly soiled, tiny rust marks from an old clip in the middle of the spine, front and back; awkwardly trimmed. A Very Good copy of a rare, early imprint for Washington Territory. AMERICAN IMPRNTS INVENTORY, WASHINGTON: 47, SOLIDAY IV:993 Image or additional images available upon request

      [Bookseller: Wessel & Lieberman Booksellers ABAA]
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        KINSEI KIJIN-DEN

      18 - [EHON] Mikuma Katen, artist. KINSEI KIJIN-DEN. Kyoto, Edo & Osaka. n.d. [1860's?]: 5 volumes, string-bound Japanese-style fukuro toji, in textured blue-grey covers with printed paper title labels. 40 single page and 2 double page b+w woodcuts, largely depicting the subject matter of the title: TALES OF ECCENTRICS FROM RECENT YEARS. Originally printed in 1790, this is a deservedly famous and oft-reprinted work in Japan. The KIJIN_DEN catalogues the eccentricities and eccentrics of the late 18th Century - a time of florescence of the "bunjin" literati ideal in Japan. The bunjin created an esthetically pure environment in the midst of the bustle (and corruption) of everyday life. The initial exemplars were those scholars and artists who withdrew from public life in China after the fall of the Ming Dynasty to the alien Manchus in the mid-17th Century. The KIJIN-DEN represents one of the efforts by the Japanese to domesticate a Chinese cultural import and find native representatives of the literati ideal. The KIJIN-DEN is interesting for its exploration of the art world in Japan- for example, there is a domestic scene of the painters Ikeno Taiga and wife Gyokuran, among others. Indeed, there are many women depicted in the KIJIN-DEN. (See JAPANESE WOMEN ARTISTS 1600-1900) Also see Ryerson 416, Mitchell 364, Hillier/Ravicz 22. The condition is very good over all, the printings are late (this edition being some 60-70 years after the original printing by Hayashi Bunkindo^). There was a second series done some few years later, but this first series is complete as issued in 5 volumes.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, ABAA]
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        THE BRIDE OF LOVE; or, the True Greatness of Female Heroism

      Duane Rulison, Quaker City Publishing House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1860 - Includes frontispiece, with its original, foxed tissue paper. Pale yellow paste-down endpapers. Original blind stamped boards. The outer spine strip with the gilt lettering and decoration is raggedy. Internally the book is in very good condition. 2 p. l., 11-322 p. The book is complete, except for the front blank free endpaper. This book never had pages numbered 1 through 10. Inscriptions: Miss Libbie Ray mond 1860 Miss Sarah Caskey Spawn Bank [?] Co N Y The author Stopford James Ram was born in 1826, possibly in County Cork and he may have died in England in 1881. He was a clergyman and religious and temperance writer, was the son of Digby Joseph Stopford Ram, a Church of Ireland clergyman of Brookeville (Co. Cork), and Penelope Wallis of Renny (Co. Cork). He was descended from the Ramsford and Clonattin (Co. Wexford) branches of the Ram family and was a cousin of Revd Richard Sinclair Brooke. He received his education at St John's College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1849 and MA in 1852. He was ordained in 1849 in Armagh and became minister at Tynan (Co. Armagh, 1849-51), after which he moved to England. He ministered at Elkstone (Staffs.,1841-54); Christ Church, Stratford (Essex, 1854-58); Pavenham (Beds.,1859), and was then vicar of Christ Church, Battersea (London). He was appointed associate secretary for the Irish Church Missions in 1858. His writings reflect the aims of this organization. He was author of The temperance movement, its importance and Christian character (London, 1856), and other tracts. He married in 1849 Eleanor Mary Hawkshaw (d. 1881), with whom he had nine children. The book was published in 1854 under title: Greatness in little things. Additional scans available upon request. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        I Wish I Was In Dixie's Land [Sheet Music]

      New York: Firth, Pond & Co., 1860. Very nice example of Emmett's classic, published after the extremely rare New Orleans southern printings. "Written and Composed expressly for Bryant's Minstrels." "Arranged for the Pianoforte by W. L. Hobbs." No mention of guitar on cover. Last page shows Firth & Pond advertisement No. 1, 1860. This format has been long considered to be the first authorized edition, however some maintain that the 'first' authorized printing by Firth, Pond & Co. had no advertisements on the rear cover (see Fuld, Book of World Famous Music, and Dichter/Shapiro, Early American Sheet Music). Others have stated that the copyright date on the front cover of the 'first' authorized printing was originally and mistakenly shown as 1858 (see Christie's Sale 2011, Lot 23, 12 June 08). The precedence of the three printings has not been definitively established. Previously bound in a private album, so some glue along the left edge. Clean pages with light foxing. Second leaf slightly (1/8") trimmed along fore-edge. No rips or tears.. First Edition. Sheet Music. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
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        THE SYNTHETIC PHILOSOPHY OF HERBERT SPENCER [CT IN 15 VOLS] [Bx]

      New York, London: D. Appleton & Co. ,. Very Good with no dust jacket. [1860-1899]. Hardcover. frontis'; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; c5000 pages; Bound in green cloth, authorized edition limited 508/1000. Top edge gilt. Title pages in red and black. Various volumes with Spencers portrait. Westminster Edition. Titles in this complete set are: Education+++First Principles+++Principles of Biology I&II+++Principles of Ethics I& II+++Principles of Psychology I&II[1&2]+++Principles of Sociology I [1&2&3]&II [1&2]+++Social Statics Abridged and Revised & Man vs the State+++ Copyright dates run from 1860 to 1899. Partially unopened. .

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        The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain. And the Grasses, Sedges, and Ferns of Great Britain

      London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge 1860, 1871. () x,256; xviii,247; xxv,251; x,140pp. Near fine. Bound in an attractive 19th century half green calf and floral cloth binding. Matching floral endpapers. Binding signed J. Larkins. Bookplates of Elizabeth Rogers dated 1923. Spines a little bit faded otherwise a very attractive clean crisp copy of the book. Flowering Plants contains a total 242 coloured plates and one black and white. The Grasses contains a total of 76 plates in colour. This very popular set of Victorian Botanicals was originally published in 1850-57. This early edition has excellent clean impressions of the plates..

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        CORRIDA DE TOROS

      Paris: L. Turgis, ca. 1860. EXTREMELY RARE SUITE OF HAND-COLOURED LITHOGRAPHS ON BULLFIGHTING. A complete suite of six large hand-coloured original lithographs by Gustave Doré. 45.5 by 61.4 cm, Each plate with the running title 'Corrida de Toros', individual captions in Spanish and French and with 'G. Doré del. A fine set with occasional evidence of age. FIRST ISSUE AND VERY RARE, A SUITE OF IMAGES ON BULL FIGHTING AS SEEN AND CHRONICLED BY GUSTAVE DORÉ. In Corrida de Toros, Doré captured the strength and movement of the bull, the tension, the danger in the ring - it almost seems as if the bull has a chance, not just at survival but of actually conquering the men on foot and horseback who are supremely annoying it to rage. Doré appears to sympathize with the bull and the tragedy of bullfighting rather than the glory of the fighters. ‘The French artist, Gustave Doré, was born in Strassburg in 1832. In 1848, he moved to Paris where it was noted that “his facility as a draughtsman was extraordinary.” He was a prolific worker whose talents and creations are greatly valued to the present day. Doré’s first illustrated story was published when he was only fifteen years old. His talent was evident even earlier, however. At age five he had been a prodigy troublemaker, playing pranks that were mature beyond his years. Seven years later, he began carving in cement. Subsequently, as a young man, he began work as a literary illustrator in Paris, winning commissions to depict scenes from books by Rabelais, Balzac, Milton and Dante. In 1853, Doré was asked to illustrate the works of Lord Byron. This commission was followed by additional work for British publishers, including a new illustrated English Bible. A decade later, he illustrated a French edition of Cervantes's Don Quixote, and his depictions of the knight and his squire, Sancho Panza, have become so famous that they have influenced subsequent readers, artists, and stage and film directors' ideas of the physical "look" of the two characters. Doré also illustrated an oversized edition of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven", an endeavor that earned him 30,000 francs from publisher Harper & Brothers in 1883. Doré's English Bible (1866) was a great success, and in 1867 Doré had a major exhibition of his work in London. This exhibition led to the foundation of the Doré Gallery in Covelant Bond Street. After an illness, he died in January of 1883.

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        Erinnerung an Pyrmont." Souvernirblatt der Stadt Pyrmont. Die Gesamtansicht vom Königsberg aus ist umgeben von 18 Teilansichten

      Altkolorierte Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Borchel. Druck von A. Hölzer Berlin für den Verlag der Kraus'schen Kunsthandlung, Bremen um 1860. 40x54 cm. - Korzus, Westfalen 215 - Die Teilansichten zeigen: Der obere Teil der Hauptallee, Steinbruch, Schloss, Ruine auf dem Schellenberg, der untere Teil der Hauptallee, Friedenstal (ehem. Kolonie der Quäker), Felsenkeller, Forsthaus auf dem Königsberg, Salzbadehaus und Saline, die Altenau, Erdbeerentempel auf dem heiligen Anger, Brunnenplatz und Brunnenstrasse, Denkmal Friedrichs des Großen, Brunnenstrasse, Kursaal (Innenansicht), der grosse Erdfall, Dunsthöhle und Friedensthal. Im weißen Papierrand leicht stockfleckig. Besonders dekoratives Blatt in schönen Farben. 1 kleines Loch im Bereich des Himmels der Gesamtansicht unauffällig restauriert.

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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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        (Robert Smith)] "Plain or Ringlets?"

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1860 . first edition, 8vo., pp.viii+[ii]+406, complete with vignette title and 12 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates by John Leech (slightly offset to text) of fox-hunting etc., numerous text engravings; contemp. tan calf, spine ornately gilt, red morocco label, excellent Sadleir 3167; Wolff 6636. Fine copy of this splendidly illustrated hunting tale. "Although his proper place among Victorian novelists is not easy to determine, his powers as a creative artist was recognised, among professional writers, by Thackeray, Kipling, Arnold Bennet, and Siegfried Sassoon, and earned the tributes of laymen as distinguished and diverse as William Morris, Lord Rosebery, and Theodore Roosevelt." (Oxford DNB)

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        Songs, Duetts, Glees, Chorusses, Dances, & Marches in Various Dramas [manuscript]

      Philadelphia, 1860. Very Good. [32] p.: music; 6 x 26 cm. Stiffened marbled paper boards with black cloth spine. Handwritten paper label on front board. Compiler's name is written inside and outside front board, with Philadelphia address. Printed staff paper throughout. First 3 pages contain musical rudiments--time signatures, key signatures, and rhythmic patterns. The remainder contains melodic lines written out in treble or base clef, identified by a few words and the name of the larger work. Contents: songs from Pizarro [by Michael Kelly] -- Rob Roy [by Isaac Pocock] -- Careless' Song from School for Scandal -- Eva's song from Uncle Tom's Cabin [George C. Howard] -- a duet from Mrs. White -- the fairy chorus from Merry Wives of Windsor -- Roland for an Oliver [Thomas Morton] -- "I have a Silent Sorrow Here" from Sheridan's The Stranger -- Sweethearts & Wives [James Kenny] -- a dance in Speed the Plough [Thomas Morton] -- Bombastes Furioso [William Barnes Rhodes] -- Sampson's song in The Inchcape Bell [Edward Fitzball] -- Jenny Lind -- Killing no Murder [Theodore Hook] -- The Loan of a Lover [J.R. Planche] -- Robin's song in The Waterman -- "O Happy Tawny Moor" from The Mountaineers [George Colman] -- The Illustrious Stranger [Isaac Nathan] -- Sir Felix' song in The Agreeable Surprise [John O'Keefe; Samuel Arnold] -- Miss Bertrams' song in Guy Mannering -- William's song in Black-eyed Susan [Douglas Jerrold] -- "What Night so Long" from How to Pay the Rent [Tyrone Power] -- a march in Blue Beard -- songs in Hamlet -- Beauty & the Beast. Four blank pages follow and then one last page with unidentified music. The compiler of this manuscript book of mid-19th-century popular stage music was James A. A'Becket (1847-1904), son of Thomas A'Becket, Sr. (1808-1890), and brother of Thomas A'Becket, Jr. (1843-1918). His father, Thomas Sr., was an actor and musician who was active in Philadelphia in the 1840s and 1850s and throughout the United States in later years. His brother, Thomas Jr., was a musician who was a pianist and composer of music for piano. James A'Becket probably compiled this collection of theatrical tunes about 1860, when he was a teenager and his father was active as a performer in and manager of various Philadelphia theaters. In 1864 James served as a musician with the 196th Regiment of Pa. Volunteers, Company F. In 1868 he married Laura V. Middleton; he worked for most of his adult life as a grainer (someone who painted faux wood or marble grain). A rare and perhaps unique snapshot of popular theatrical music from the American stage of the mid-19th century. In Very Good Condition: cloth over spine is split; boards are slightly soiled; first 2 and last 2 leaves appear to have been glued along the edges to the boards, from which they have separated, leaving part of the first leaf and last attached to the adjacent board; faint dampstain along lower edges of a few leaves; otherwise clean and tight. &

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        LAKE REGIONS OF CENTRAL AFRICA: A Picture of Exploration

      London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1860. 2 volumes. First edition. With 12 chromoxylograph plates, 22 woodcuts, one folding map. 8vo, handsome contemporary binding of three-quarter navy calf and marbled boards, the spines with raised bands gilt ruled, the compartments decorated in blind, red morocco lettering label gilt, volume numbers gilt within compartments. xvii, 412; vii, 468. A handsome copy in period binding. Text blocks especially clean and well preserved. To this day, “ The Lake Regions” is considered one of Burton's very best books. Burton returned to Africa, after his expedition to Harrar, to undertake an exploration of the "then utterly unknown Lake regions of Central Africa." His stated intention was to correct certain geographical errors (of which there were many at that time) concerning Africa and to survey as fully as possible the resources of Central and intertropical Africa. But the real reason he wanted to venture into that unknown wilderness was to find the Jebel Kumri, the fabled "Mountains of the Moon," and to find the source of the Nile river. Burton and Speke first stopped at Zanzibar, then explored the coastal regions around Mombassa, and returned to Zanzibar, from whence they set out for Ujiji--about a thousand miles inland, on the shore of the relatively unknown Lake Tanganyika. It took seven and a half months to arrive, and when there they explored the lake ineffectually due to their wretched physical condition and the unwillingness of the natives and Arab traders to assist them. Upon the point of the direction of flow of a certain river attached to the lake--whether it flowed into, or out of, the lake--they received conflicting information from locals. They returned to Kazeh, two-hundred and sixty miles east, where they recovered somewhat their health, and Burton sent Speke alone to investigate a large lake that the Arab traders had said lay fifteen or sixteen marches to the north. Speke visited the lake briefly, obtained some vague information from the locals, and decided he had discovered the true source of the Nile, a decision that "would affect men's careers and lives and lead to his own death," as Edward Rice puts it (p. 310). After Speke's return from the side-trip, the expedition returned to Zanzibar. This expedition into Central Africa was perhaps the most taxing of Burton's career; his journey to the Holy Cities of Arabia was a cake-walk by comparison as far as physical harships were concerned; and the storm of geographical controversy that greeted him upon his return to London, where he found that Speke had published his erroneous conclusions and attached all the glory of the expedition to himself, left Burton "disgusted, desponding, and left behind in the spirit and in the flesh," according to his old friend, Alfred Bate Richards.

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        The Woman in White

      London: Samson Low, Son & Co.,, 1860. 3 volumes, duodecimo (286 × 120 mm). Finely bound by J. Kelley in black half calf, spines with dark red morocco title labels and gilt with elaborately tooled fleurons, marbled sides, edges and endpapers. Bound without the advertisements. Small chip to the title label of volume 1 and also from the calf at the spine of volume 2; front hinge and lower joint of volume 3 respectively cracked and starting, marbled sides generally rubbed, some light spotting to early and late leaves. Still a very good set overall. First edition, first impression, of Collins's landmark masterpiece of detective fiction.

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        WOMAN IN WHITE. A Novel

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1860. First American Edition with Wilkie Collins autograph tipped-in. State b of the ads. Illustrated throughout with steel-engravings. 8vo, publisher’s original brown boards decorated and with Harper’s logo in blind on both covers, sometime rebacked in brown calf with blind ruled flat bands and gilt lettering, endleaves renewed. 260, [4 ads.] pp. A very well preserved copy with only the most normal of age mellowing, the boards with minor wear to the extremities, the restored back in good order. FIRST EDITION WITH AUTOGRAPH OF THE AUTHOR. THE WOMAN IN WHITE survives as one of the twin peaks of Wilkie Collins' achievement. It is "drenched in atmosphere," and on that atmosphere he relies for the "thrills and chills" that other writers of his school get through violent action. Outlined in early 1859, Collins began to write the novel around the middle of May. By August 15 he had completed the first installment of what has since been described as the "finest plot novel in the English language." The story began its remarkable career in "All the Year Round", the literary journal edited by the author's friend Charles Dickens.

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        The Woman in White

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1860. Brown embossed cloth. Spine recased with most of the original laid down. Gilt titles. State B of the ads (dated August 1860) with the correct spelling of Miss Mulock. The American edition precedes the UK. Ink inscription on front endpaper dated 1876. Some foxing in the text and staining to endpapers but overall a very nice copy of a Wilkie Collins classic, one of the first modern mysteries.. 1st Ed. Cloth. VG+. Octavo.

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        The Works of Washington Irving, The Bibliophile Edition, 27 Volumes Complete

      University Library Association Book. Very Good+. Three-Quarter Leather. Limited Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Brown leather w/ gilt decorations and titling on spines; marbled boards and endpapers; top edges gilt. Limited edition: No. 142 of 1000. Spines slightly faded w/ a couple of spines exhibiting minor spotting; otherwise clean, straight and tight. A very handsome set. No date, but introduction in volume 1 is dated 1860. Not available for international shipping..

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        LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

      1860. Paperback. 1. SHAPE BOOK. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. (Hamburg: Gustav W. Seitz) circa 1860. 16mo (2 3/8 x 6 3/4"), pictorial wraps die-cut in the shape of Little Red, Fine. Illustrated with color lithographs on each page with text in the middle - done in the same size and format of Prang's shaped books of the same era but considerably more rare.

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        Third Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Park

      New York: Wm. C. Bryant, 1860. First. hardcover. very good(+). Illustrated with 14 plates (9 color lithographs and 5 black and white wood engravings) and one large fold out map of Central Park (lithograph with hand coloring). 72pp. 8vo, original brown blind-stamped cloth with gilt lettering on front cover. New York: Wm. C. Bryant, 1860. First Edition. Report describing the progress of Central Park with extensive information including a list of board members, notes from the treasury, descriptions of continuing construction, comparisons to other New York City parks and explanations on the park's drainage system. The handsome lithographs depict the Terrace, several bridges, vignettes, and a large folding color profile map of the elevations of the park. The impressive map of the entire park "Map of the Central Park Showing the progress of the Work up to January 1st 1860" as laid out by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, shows all footpaths and carriage roads, topography and elevations, bodies of water, buildings and trees. Small tear to map, illustrations in otherwise excellent crisp condition.

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        Nouveau Jeu de Loto GÈographique et Universel

      Paris,: Chromol de Engelmann et Graf, c., 1860.. Loto Game, consisting of 18 pictorial game cards, each illustrated with five lithographic scenes, one small cloth bag containing glass counters, one large cloth bag containing 90 numbered circular timber tokens, folio rule sheet printed on yellow paper; all contained in the original decorated card box measuring 224 x 280 mm., with colour-printed lid, decorated in gold; some slight ageing to lid otherwise in fine original condition. A rare and exquisitely produced geographical lotto game, featuring lithographs of major cities and ports of the world. There are 90 countries and principalities featured in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa and America, and each is represented by an illustration and brief description of population, exports and industries.Many of the representations of recently-settled Pacific destinations such as Hawaii, Tahiti and the Marquesas are drawn from published voyage accounts. The fine depiction of Sydney Harbour is very closely modelled on the view "Vooloo-mooloo au Port Jackson" which was published in the official account of La Place's grand voyage in La Favorite. This view had originally been drawn in Sydney by the voyage's artist Barthelemy Lauvergne, and was prepared for publication as an aquatint by Sainson."Nouveau Jeu de Loto..." is a particularly fine example of the deluxe nineteenth-century French children's games - beautiful and practical educational devices which made drawing-room geographical study a pleasure. The fine lithographs were printed by Engelmann and Graf, the company established by pioneering French lithographer Godefroy Engelmann.Scarce when complete and especially so when in such fine condition.

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        Church and Conventual Arrangement With Copious References, A Complete Glossary and an Index - Extra Illustrated with Engravings, Architectural Plans and letters including one by the Bibliophile Thomas Phillipps

      Atchley and Co, London 1860 - pp 222, [2] [with elaborate extra illustration] A remarkable extra illustrated copy of Mackenzie Walcott's Church and Conventual Arrangement, with a lively four page letter from Sir Thomas Phillipps bound in along with two sixteenth century German woodcuts and a cornucopia of other manuscript and printed material relating to the Victorian passion for church restoration and architecture. The letter by Sir Thomas Phillips is written over four pages of a bifolium. Dating from 18 October 1841, addressed Middle Hill, in quick succession the hyper active collector asks his unnamed correspondent to allow him to subscribe to 'the repairs of the Round Church' in Cambridge, promising to order his bankers Drummond to make the arrangements 'for life'. Phillipps encloses (no longer present, alas) 'an extract from one of my MS. concerning the mode of ornamenting the Churches with Paintings about the end of the 12th Century', mentioning a private edition of twelve copies of this Latin manuscript which he had printed and asks for help with his research on county visitations, requesting details of his correspondent's 'Cambridge visitations' by 'County/ Date/ Size/ Date of Transcript/ from whose collection, or by whose gift to the College', requesting that 'If you have a Copy of my Index of visitations, I would only beg you to collate it with your Indexes and send me any new names of Pedigrees which are not inserted in mine.' Phillipps suggests that his enclosed twelfth century manuscript might be translated by someone with skill in 'the Latin of the darker ages'. The letter closes with a postscript about the imminent arrival at Middle Hill of the antiquary William Collings 'Lukis here tomorrow but Sir Henry [Dryden] I am sorry to say, cannot come. Lukis is getting a paper ready for you.' The book has been extra illustrated by two nineteenth century owners who have left a clear chain of ownership recorded in the book. A letter (tipped in) from the author to the editor of The Gentleman's Magazine, John Gough Nichols, records that it began as a review copy which then passed into the hands of the Suffolk antiquary Alfred W Morant whose signature is laid down by the next owner the bibliophile, Frederick Hendriks, whose 1893 bookplate appears on an endpaper. Hendriks has noted that: 'The five plans with which this volume is illustrated are by him [Morant] and he has added many interesting M.S. notes - all the other illustrations, views have been inserted by me - Fred[eric]k Hendriks.' A statistician and collector, Hendriks' books were sold at Sotheby's on November 12, 1909 (Lot 407, to Thorp). Later passing into Gloucestershire County Library who sold the book in the late 1990s; remains of library bookplates on the front endpapers and two stamps on the preliminaries. Hendriks had the book rebound in attractive half red morocco over cloth allowing the book to swell to about double its usual size. Apart from several dozen eighteenth and nineteenth century engravings and numerous minor manuscript items, insertions of note include a watercolour by the author of a liturgical procession. Two ALS by Mackenzie Walcott, ALS by Arthur Ashpitel about architectural trades; R C Jenkins ALS about Lyminge, ALS about St Albans and Cliffe nr Rochester, with sketch. 2 original drawings, a corrected proof and 4pp letter from John Adey Repton about his work at Springfield Church near Chelmsford. George Gwilt, ALS; German engraving, c 1550 of St Christopher outside a Churchyard. ALS from Samuel Tymms re restoration of Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Frederick Charles Husenbeth, ALS, 4pp, 1850 with detailed commentary and sketches re his contribution to the new Catholic Family . ALS from George Cornelius Gorham and further German woodcut A.D. 1540 of a Monk. Please contact Christian White at Modernfirsteditions for a fuller list and images. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Clark & Tackaburys New Topographical Map of the State of Connecticut. Compiled from New and Accurate Surveys of each County, and the United States Trigonometrical Surveys of Long Island Sound

      Philadelphia: Clark & Tackabury, 1860. Copper-engraved wall map, with full original colour, expertly repaired, backed with new linen, trimmed in blue cloth, on contemporary rollers, in very good condition. 53 x 68½ inches. A very fine wall map of the state of Connecticut, based on the latest surveys During the 1850s, Richard Clark published a large number of wall maps based on actual survey of Connecticut towns and counties. Many of those had been the work of the distinguished Philadelphia surveyor, G. H. Hopkins, who was responsible for this accomplished general map. Each township in the state is individually coloured, and many schools, churches, cemeteries, post offices, stores, mines, mills, factories, iron works, etc., are located throughout rural Connecticut. Nine inset maps give detailed plans of the cities of Middletown, Waterbury, Stamford, Norwalk, New London, Bridgeport, Hartford, Norwich, and New Haven. A table gives population statistics for Connecticut's eight counties, and for the major towns and cities in each county. Grist mills and sawmills are shown, as are railroads and common roads. The mapping of the Connecticut coastline is especially fine, giving depths for the entire stretch of Long Island Sound, and showing several islands lying off the coast. This map is the second edition, the first having been printed in 1859, and is an excellent detailed look at Connecticut on the eve of the Civil War. Not in Phillips' America. Rumsey 141; Thompson 181; Ristow, p.388 (ref).

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        Die Azoren in Ihrer Ausseren Erscheinung und nach Ihrer Geognostischen Natur Geschildert. [Description of the Azores]

      Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1860 Book. Very Good. Leather Bound. 1st Edition. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1860. First Edition. Large Octavo&Small Folio Atlas. viii, 350+[1]pp. Atlas with one map and nineteen other lithographed plates, many colored and folding. Handsome period style red gilt tooled half morocco with marbled boards. A very good set. Georg Hartung was a pioneer German geologist. His work "on the Azores contains illustrations of great scientific interest. Georg Hartung also met and corresponded with Charles Darwin and with Sir Charles Lyell, the pioneer of modern geology, from whom he received scientific samples. He visited the Canary Islands in the winter of 1853 and the spring of 1854" (Wikipedia)..

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        MORAL EMBLEMS WITH APHORISMS, ADAGES, AND PROVERBS, OF ALL AGES AND NATIONS

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. First Edition with these Illustrations. Hardcover. 276 x 197 mm (10 7/8 x 7 3/4"). xvi, 239, [1] pp. Translated and edited, with additions, by Richard Pigot. First Edition with these Illustrations. FINE CONTEMPORARY GREEN STRAIGHT-GRAIN MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, covers framed by multiple rules and wide, ornate dentelle, the whole enclosing a detailed Greek urn centerpiece, raised bands, spine densely gilt in compartments featuring many small botanical and floral tools, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. With allegorical frontispiece featuring a portrait of Cats, 60 large tondo emblems, and 60 tailpieces by John Leighton and others after Adriaen van de Venne. Front flyleaf with ink presentation inscription, "Wilhelmina Colquhoun Jones / 1863 / with Charlotte Harriet Jones' / Love and best wishes" (see below). Spine darkened to an olive brown (as almost always with green morocco), just the faintest hint of wear to joints, occasional minor foxing or stains, but AN EXTREMELY ATTRACTIVE COPY, the very decorative contemporary binding bright and scarcely worn, and the text very fresh and showing no signs of use. This is a beautifully bound, attractively illustrated, and very well-preserved copy of an uncommon Victorian book featuring emblems produced by the Dutchman Jacob Cats and the Scotsman Robert Farley in the 17th century. Each entry, devoted to a particular virtue, opens with a Cats emblem and closes with one by Farley, with numerous quote from philosophers and poets of all eras appearing between the two. A statesman of considerable importance, Cats (1577-1660) has long been considered Holland's household poet, having written a large quantity of insightful and charming philosophical verse, including some of the most important works of emblematic literature produced in the Netherlands. Farley (or Farlie) is an obscure figure known best for his "Lychnocausia," published with 58 full-page emblems in London in 1638. Leighton's interpretations of the illustrations by van der Venne (1589-1662) retain the charm of the originals, which include engravings with allegorical pictures and epigrams, sometimes freighted with mystical profundity, but also winning scenes of life, full of the fascinating detail of costume, architecture, furnishings, recreations, social intercourse of several kinds, and all the other varied physical and interpersonal dimensions of living. Former owner Wilhelmina Colquhoun Jones (1841-1910) likely received this as a wedding gift for her 1863 marriage to Edward Talbot Day Jones, apparently from a relative--perhaps a sister--of her new husband. Whoever Charlotte Jones may have been, she was important enough to the couple that they named their first daughter, who grew up to be the historian Helen Charlotte Foxcroft, for her. The especially handsome binding here is unsigned but is exactly the kind of thing Hayday was producing during its best days. For more on Leighton (1822-1912), see next entry.

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        The Birds of North America; the descriptions of species based chiefly on the collections in the museum of the Smithsonian Institution

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1860. 2 volumes, quarto. (11 1/2 x 9 inches). 100 hand-coloured lithographic plates by Bowen & Co. of Philadelphia. Original purple bead-grained cloth, the covers blocked in blind with an elaborate border, expertly rebacked to style, the flat spines divided into five compartments by triple fillets in blind, lettered in gilt in the second, third and fourth compartments, cream endpapers. An important American work of ornithology by two of the foremost American ornithologists of the 19th century, beautifully illustrated with colour plates. The chief virtue of this spectacular contribution to the literature of American ornithology is that it completes the work started by the first octavo edition of John James Audubon's Birds of America (1840- 1844) and continued by John Cassin's IIlustrations of the Birds of California, Texas [etc.] (([1853]-56). As Baird notes in the preface: "the first series [of Cassin's work], containing fifty species not given by Audubon, was completed in 1855, and has not been extended, having been superceded by the present work" (Preface, p.I, Atlas vol.). "The present work is part of the General Report on North American birds ... published in October, 1858, as one of the series of "Reports of Explorations and Surveys of a Railroad Route to the Pacific Ocean." In this volume, however, will be found many important additions and corrections, including detailed lists of plates, ... descriptions of newly-discovered species, &c, not in the original edition. The Atlas contains one hundred plates, representing one hundred and forty-eight new or unfigured species of North American birds. Of these plates about fifty appear for the first time, having been prepared expressly for this work. The remainder form the ornithological illustrations of the Reports of the Pacific Railroad Survey [1858], and of the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey [1859] under Major Emory ... All have, however, been carefully retouched and lettered for this edition, and quite a number redrawn entirely from better and more characteristic specimens. In fact, the plates of the Atlas have been prepared for the present edition with the utmost care and attention" (Advertisement, vol.I). Bennet p.7; Meisel III, p.484; Sabin 2809.

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        The Mill on the Floss

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1860 First edition, original publisher's cloth with gilt spines, covers stamped in blind, pale yellow endpapers, half titles present in each volume, 16pp publisher's catalogue at rear of volume III, Carter's first state lacking the advertisement leaf at the end of volume I. Some wear and fraying to spine ends and corners, hinges cracked and secure, 19th and 20th century former owner inscriptions to the front endpapers of each volume, some spotting and soiling to pages. Overall, a good set free of any repairs or restoration. House in a custom folding cloth box.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        Mill on the Floss.

      1860 - 3 volumes, First edition, second state, original ripple-grained ochre cloth, decorative blind-stamped borders to the covers, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, top and fore edges uncut, Edinburgh, William Blackwood.

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        The Mill on the Floss

      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1860 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The complete set of this highly sought after work from prolific author, and pseudonym for Mary Ann Evans,George Eliot. First edition. Sadleir 816a; Wolff 2060. With one page of the original publishers' catalogue to the rear of volume three, and two volumes featuring their original half titles. Like other novels by George Elliot, The Mill on the Floss articulates the tension between circumstances and the spiritual energies of individual characters struggling against those circumstances. The two main themes of the novel, growing up and falling in love, lend themselves to amusement, but it is stunted growth and frustrated love that are emphasised. Commentators have often focused on the constant rejection of Maggie's talents and mannerisms by her family and society. Even the cultural norms of her community deny her intellectual and spiritual growth, according to Elizabeth Ermarth, They are norms according to which she is an inferior, dependent creature who will never go far in anything, and which consequently are a denial of her full humanity. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In original publishers' cloth bindings, with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, a trifle rubbed, with wear and loss to the extremities and spines. Chipping to the head and tail of spines. Light damp staining to the boards, and sunning to the spines, as well asone front board. Three joints are starting, and all hinges are tender. Internally, generally firmly bound, with instances of spotting, and handling marks. Tide marks to volume ones endpapers. Bookseller ink stamps to the front pastedown of two volumes. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Mill on the Floss 3 Volumes

      London: William Blackwood and Sons. Very Good/No Jacket. 1860. First Edition. Hardback. 8vo These three volumes are bound in the original brown blindstamped cloth, with gilt titles anddecorations on spine, Volume 1 has a small ink stain on front board. All three volumes have a very faint, almost invisible, mark on the front board where a label has been removed - looks like a lending library label - may not be apparent in a photograph. Some very minor foxing. Vol. 1 - very fresh and clean endpapers, with some wear at inner hinge. Pages vi, 361. Corners a littleturned in.Top and tail of spine lightly rubbed. Vol. 2 - pages vi, 319 - otherwise as vol. 1. Vol. 3 - pages vi, last 2 uncut, 313, plus 16 page Blackwood catalogue. A very nice, clean and attractive set. .

      [Bookseller: Camillas Bookshop]
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        El Ostracismo del General D. Bernardo O'Higgins. Escrito sobre documentos inéditos y noticias auténticas

      Imprenta El Mercurio 1860 - Medio cuero en muy buen estado. Interior del libro con una mancha café en las primeras páginas, en general buen estado. El libro esta completo con 494 páginas. El Apéndice esta incompleto, este va de la 495 hasta la 566 faltando 6 o 7 páginas del último apéndice, según se observa en el ejemplar de la Biblioteca Nacional que cuenta con 575 páginas. Indice manuscrito. Se señala que es el Tomo I pero no existe registro que de cuenta de un segundo tomo. Libro muy escaso, no ofrecido en ninguna librería, al menos en internet. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Ayer]
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        The Mill On The Floss

      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.

      [Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books]
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