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        Ten years' wanderings among the Ethiopians; with sketches of the manners and customs of the civilized and uncivilized tribes, from Senegal to Gaboon

      Hurst and Blackett London 1861 - First edition. 8vo., xx, 329pp., lithographed frontispiece, vignette to title, later red polished half calf gilt, green morocco label, marbled boards, lightly rubbed. An account of time spent in West Africa; slavery, ju-ju, cannibalism, etc., by the British consul in the Bight of Biafra 1856-61. Hogg, 200. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PIEDMONT AND ITALY. From the Alps to the Tiber, illustrated in a series of views taken on the spot, with a descriptive and historical narrative.

      James S. Virtue, 1861. In-8 gr. (mm. 270x206), 2 voll. in 1, mz. tela mod., tit. oro al dorso, pp. (2),148; (2),146. Il primo vol. è così composto: un frontespizio inc. su acciaio con la veduta della "Ravine of the Tournanche", 66 tavole di vedute e 1 con il ritratto di Garibaldi (pure inc. su acciaio), con 2 carte geografiche a doppia pag. (Switzerland - The Kingdom of Sardinia). Manca il ritratto di Vittorio Emanuele II. // Il secondo vol.: ritratto di Napoleone II (in antiporta) e un frontespizio inc. su acciaio con la veduta di "Villar, Val Pelice", 56 (su 57) tavole di vedute, 3 ritratti (Francesco Giuseppe I, il principe Napoleone e il papa Pio IX) inc. su acciaio e 4 carte geografiche a doppia pag. (Italy - Venetia, or Austrian Italy - Naples and Sicily - Central Italy). Importante opera iconografica, ricca di belle incisioni. Le pregevoli vedute raffigurano il Monte Bianco, il Cervino, Torino, Lucerna, Bellinzona, Ginevra, il Moncenisio, il Monte Rosa, Pinerolo, Genova, Alessandria, il lago Maggiore, il lago di Lugano, Como, Milano, lago di Garda, Verona, Padova, Venezia, Bologna, Pisa, Firenze, Siena, Spoleto, Perugia, Roma, Losanna e tante altre. Cfr. Cremonini "L'Italia nelle vedute..",177. Le prime 9 carte con piccola mancanza all'angolo infer.; tavole con aloni solo marginali; lievi tracce d'uso ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Silas Marner. The Weaver of Raveloe.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861 - Octavo. Original brown ripple-grain cloth, spine lettered in gilt, advertisements in rear leaves. Original bookseller's ticket to front pastedown, ownership signature to front free endpaper. This has been skilfully rebacked with original spine laid down. A very good copy. First edition. Published on 2 April 1861, the novel was a popular success and resulted in 8,000 copies in five separate printings in 1861. The publisher William Blackwood was initially worried about publishing another short fiction which might not be bought by libraries, and so deliberately made this single-volume copy "thicker and handsomer" than a volume of an ordinary three-volume novel. The novel contains a number of printer's errors which frustrated Eliot, and so a corrected edition was published in 1863 (Shattock, pp. 27-28). Parrish pp. 15-16; Sadleir 819; Wolff 2063. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Idylles de Théocrite et Odes anacréontiques. Traduction nouvelle par Leconte de Lisle.

      - Paris, Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, 1861. In-12, (4)-274-(2) pp., reliure demi-maroquin rouge à coins (Mercier, sc. de Cuzin), dos orné, couverture et dos conservés (une infime épidermure en pied du mors inférieur). Ex-libris : P. Villeboeuf. Edition originale. Très bel exemplaire, couverture conservée, sous une riche reliure de Mercier. * Voir photographies / See pictures. *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        BILDLICHE ERINNERUNGEN VOM EIDGENÖSSISCHEN TRUPPENZUSAMMENZUG IM AUGUST 1861 / SOUVENIRS PITTORESQUES DE LA CONCENTRATION DES TROUPES FEDERALES SUISSES EN AOUT 1861. Dessiné et publié par Eugène Adam. Imprimé par Jules Adam.

      Berne, Librairie J. Dalp, (1861 ca.) Album oblungo (mm. 420x580), bella legatura in tela edit. (con aloni, risguardi rifatti), cornici a secco con grande stemma della Svizzera in ricca decorazione oro al piatto anteriore. Magnifica raccolta di 15 tavole (al vivo mm. 300x460) disegnate da Eugène Adam e litografate da Jules Adam, introdotte da un bellissimo frontespizio figurato, pure litografato; tutte sono precedute da una pagina di descrizione in tedesco e in francese. Dall'introduzione apprendiamo che l'artista svizzero ha concepito “l'idéé de consacrer ses pinceaux à l'illustration d'une campagne simplement simulée, exécutée au sein de la paix.. en faisant un heureux mélange de scènes guerrières avec les scènes majestueuses de la nature des Alpes.. En 1861 la Suisse se trouve attaquée sur toute sa frontière méridionale..”. Le operazioni di guerra disegnate e descritte sono le seguenti: “Embarquement des troupes à Lucerne, 14 aout - Départ d'Amsteg, 16 aout - Construction du pont au Pfaffensprung (Saut du Moine), 16 aout - Combat du pont de Meidschlingen, 16 aout - Levée du camp de Wasen, 17 aout - Position près de Goeschenen, 17 aout - La batterie n. 27 à la première galerie de la route du St. Gotthard, 17 aout - Service divin du bataillon bernois au camp d'Andermatt, 18 aout - Rapport du soir au camp de Réalp, 19 aout - Marche de la I brigade vers la Furka, 20 aout - La II brigade au col des Nufenen, 20 aout - Halte de la I brigade au glacier du Rhone, 20 aout - Scène de bivouac dans la cour du palais Stockalper à Brigue, 22 aout - Combat du Bois de Finges, 24 aout - Entrée des troupes à Sion, 24 aout”. Cfr. Benezit,I, p. 55: “Eugen Adam (1817-80), allemand, peintre de sujets militaires, paysages, fut élève de son père Albrecht”. Nel ns. esempl.: 4 pagg. di descrizione restaurate per mancanze (non di testo) e altre con aloni; le tavole, tutte ben conservate, portano a volte e solo ai margini, lievi aloni o lievi fioriture.

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        Great Expectations

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. First edition. Very Good. 3 volumes, octavo. Original violet wavy-grained cloth, the covers with floral decoration within linear border stamped in blind, spines lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. Housed in a custom red quarter morocco and cloth solander box. With 32 pp. publisher's adverts at end of Vol. III dated May 1861. Spines expertly relined with original spines laid down, ends and tips refurbished, hinges skillfully repaired, some foxing and spotting to contents, withal a very good copy in bright cloth. First impression, published on 6 July 1861, one of 1,000 copies. The first edition was divided into five impressions, with distinct title pages labelling them as five editions, perhaps to imply rapid sales. The modern bibliographical authority is generally agreed to be the table given in Appendix D to the Clarendon edition, 1993, based on line-by-line collation of six 1861 copies, with additional spot checks from other copies, in which Margaret Cardwell agrees with the traditional conclusion that the same setting of type was used for all five impressions: "there is no warrant for treating the five impressions as distinct editions" (p. 491). However, she deduces that the impressions were sequential and that minor corrections and gradual deterioration of type can be shown across the five impressions. This copy has the great majority of Cardwell's points for the first impression, but with the following exceptions: Vol. II: 282.3 no ink between seemed and hardly; Vol. III: 39.5 no ink between you and feel; 193 foot middle I in III is not faint (although the same page has line 23 with the initial i in inflexible missing, Cardwell's state 1); 195.2 first inverted comma not faint; 217.3 in Cardwell's state 4/5, with very faint dot of semicolon after night; 220.16 end-of-line hyphen is not faint. Cardwell notes: "The Bodleian copy of Vol. III in 1st impression emends the following faults: 103 page-No.; 193.23; 195.2; 220.16. It also has at 192.11-12 himself very/carefully. These changes suggest a later state of Vol. III within the 1st impression." This copy has 192.11-12 himself very/carefully, but emends five faults, only two of which are as the Bodleian copy, which suggests that Cardwell's account of Vol. III does not definitively reflect all possible variants within the first impression as issued. Cardwell admits that "the comparatively small number of copies collated of each impression must be a consideration. The findings do suggest sufficient cumulative evidence towards reasonable identification of impressions, though there are some occasions [...] where there is evidence of correcting during printing". The first impression of Great Expectations is a famously rare book. Robert L. Patten, Charles Dickens and His Publishers (Clarendon 1978) states that 1,000 copies of the first impression and 750 of the second were printed and that probably most of the first and more than half of the second (1,400 copies in all) were published by Mudie's Select Library where, as circulating library copies, they inevitably suffered a high rate of attrition. Smith I.14. Very Good.

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        Tales of All Countries [First Series] [And:] Tales of All Countries, Second Series

      Chapman & Hall. Hardcover. London, 1861 and 1863. 8vos, publisher's green cloth, 312 + 371 pp. Front covers ruled in gilt with central floral arabesque, spines lettered and diapered in gilt. A complete set in a variant extra-gilt cloth binding not listed in Sadleir 12 & 16. Quite scarce thus. Head of spine on first volume chipped, joints on first volume mostly split, bookplate on front pastedown. Second volume is very good plus with minimal normal wear. . Very Good. 1861. First Edition.

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        The Chinese Rebellion The Revd Griffith Johns experience of the Insurgents

      First and only edition. Disbound. Small 8vo. Original printed wrapper. A very good copy. 15pp. Canton, Printed at the Office of the "Friend of China",

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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. Third edition, with additions and corrections. (Seventh Thousand.)

      John Murray 1861 - with 1 folding diagram, the diagram frayed and soiled in the fore and lower margins, textblock a little strained between gatherings E & F, E a little proud at the top, pp. xix, 538, [2, ads], 8vo, uncut in the original cloth by Edmonds & Remants, with their ticket, sides blind stamped, spine gilt, front inner hinge a little strained, very good indeed. An exceptionally nice copy, the binding of unusual freshness, of the third edition (Freeman's variant b no priority) of "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman), issued in April 1861, one of 2,000 copies printed. The text was extensively altered, and a table is given of differences from the second edition, a feature that occurs in each subsequent Murray edition. The third edition is also notable for the addition of the historical sketch in which Darwin acknowledges his predecessors in the general theory of evolution, which had already appeared in shorter form in the first German edition, as well as in the fourth American printing, both in 1860. (Freeman 381)

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        Seasons with the Sea-Horses;

      1861 - or Sporting adventures in the Northern Seas.First edition. Folding map & 7 plates. 8vo. Original orange pictorial cloth, gilt, unobtrusive ownership initials stamped on upper cover. xiii, 312, [16]ads.pp. London, A good copy in original cloth is quite uncommon. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Gorilla Hunters. A tale of the wilds of Africa. FIRST EDITION.

      T. Nelson & Sons. 1861 Front., additional illus. title & five further plates; occasional light spotting. Orig. mauve embossed cloth, pictorially blocked in gilt; spine faded, boards sl. dulled. A v.g. crisp copy of a scarce title.Quayle 26a; Sadleir 110 recording a copy not in his own collection; not in Wolff. Quayle notes that 'few copies of the first edition appear to have survived, and to find one in the original cloth binding is a rare occurrence. This may well be a measure of the popularity of the tale, the book having been "read to death" in the first few years of its existence to be finally consigned to the dustbin, dog-eared and tattered'. Both Sadleir's 'copy' and a copy sold at Sotheby's in 2015 were in purple cloth; this copy appears to be a variant. After the popular publication in early 1861 of Paul du Chaillu's book Exploration in Equatorial Guinea which included passages on the hitherto little-known gorilla (or 'ferocious wild men of the forest'), the publishers T. Nelson & Sons persuaded Ballantyne to write a novel on the subject. Published in December 1861, The Gorilla Hunters incorporates the characters of Jack Martin, Ralph Rover, and Peterkin Gay who also appeared in Ballantyne's most enduring novel Coral Island, published in 1858.Born in Edinburgh in 1825, Ballantyne joined the Hudson's Bay Company at the age of 16 leaving Scotland for remote Canada and the tough world of fur trading. Following in the footsteps of his uncle who was the printer of Sir Walter Scott's novels, Ballantyne privately printed his first tale Hudson Bay, a story of 'every-day life in the wilds of North America'. It began a prolific career in which Ballantyne produced scores of adventure novels for children. Between 1856 until his death in 1894 Ballantyne produced two if not three books a year. With his global tales of derring-do and exciting stories of the fast-paced and ever-changing Victorian world, Ballantyne, Sutherland notes, 'did for the English schoolboy's geography what Henty did for history'.

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        Byloe i dumy [My Past and Thoughts], vol. 1: 1812-1838. From the Chimen Abramsky collection

      London: Vol'naia Russkaia Tipografiia, 1861. Octavo (19 × 12.5 cm). Contemporary half-leather binding with gilt-tooled red leather spine label; original wrappers not preserved; XII, 413, III pp. A very good copy, with wide uncut margins in an attractive contemporary binding and with an important provenance. First part of the first edition of Alexander Herzen's most important work, the memoirs published during his exile in England. A key member of the Moscow Hegelian group of "Westernizers" around the critics and philosophers Vissarion Belinsky, Mikhail Bakunin, and Timofei Granovskii, Herzen left Russia in 1846 and lived in Berlin, Brussels, Paris (where he experienced the Revolution of 1848), Geneva and London. To help the political goals of the Russian emigration, Herzen founded the "Free Russian Press" ("Vol'naia Russkaia Tipografiia") in London in 1853, which published books and journals without preliminary censorship, and issued two famous periodicals, "The Polar Star" (Poliarnaia zvezda) and "Kolokol" ("Die Glocke"). He died in Geneva in 1870. This copy from the famous collection of Socialistica of the Marxist bibliophile and scholar Chimen Abramsky (1916-2010), who fled to London from the Soviet Union in the early 1930s and became a leading specialist in both Judaica and socialist thought. His collection, parts of which were auctioned after his death, has recently been commemorated in his son's biography, The House of Twenty Thousand Books (2014).

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        A description of the medals of Washington, of national and miscellaneous medals, and of other objects of interest in the museum of the mint : to which are added, biographical notices of the directors of the Mint, from 1792 to the year 1851

      J. B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia 1861 - Bound i n dark green publisher's blond-stamped cloth with gilt medal designs on front cover and gilt spine lettering, clean tight and unmarked save for previous owner signature on front blank, light foxing to engraved title page but generally clean and bright, and exceptionally nice copy of a scarce title; this copy corresponds to OCLC Number: 173487276; Description: [2] 203 pages : 21 plates, 2 facsimiles ; quarto [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Faust Opéra en 5 Actes, de MM. Jules Barbier et Michel Carré... Partition Chant et Piano, Arrangée part Léo Delibes Prix: 15 F. net...

      4to. Paris: Choudens, [1861]. 4to. [iv], 248 pp., lithographed piano-vocal score. Contemporary rebacked quarter black morocco, black cloth boards paneled in blind, backstrip lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Corners bumped and frayed, some discoloration to boards, otherwise very good. The title-page has an ink inscription signed by the composer. Third edition, first issue. Opera in five acts, libretto by J. Barbier and M. Carre, first performed (as an opera comique with spoken dialogue) on 19 March 1859 at the Theatre-Lyrique, Paris. The recitatives were added for a production at Strasbourg in April 1860, and a piano score of the opera version was published that year. The present score, published (according to Hopkinson) in 1861, has added tempo markings and shows a cut from the Choeur de sorcieres in Act V. The libretto by Barbier and Carre is based on Goethe, but focuses on the love story between Faust and Marguerite. Loewenberg, 939.

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        Tales of All Countries [First Series] [And:] Tales of All Countries, Second Series

      Chapman & Hall. Hardcover. London, 1861 and 1863. 8vos, publisher's green cloth, 312 + 371 pp. Front covers ruled in gilt with central floral arabesque, spines lettered and diapered in gilt. A complete set in a variant extra-gilt cloth binding not listed in Sadleir 12 & 16. Quite scarce thus. Head of spine on first volume chipped, joints on first volume mostly split, bookplate on front pastedown. Second volume is very good plus with minimal normal wear. . Very Good. 1861. First Edition.

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        New Zealand settlers and soldiers, or, The war in Taranaki : being incidents in the life of a settler

      A.W. Bennett, London 1861 - 19 cm, vi, 220 pp, frontis and plates, publisher's catalogue at rear, blind-stamped cloth over boards with gilt titling at spine - very short closed tears at head and tail of spine. Front gutter cracking. Frontis tissue is badly tanned, and frontis a littlle foxed, with some fairly mild foxing in places throughout. VG minus. Very rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PIEDMONT AND ITALY. From the Alps to the Tiber, illustrated in a series of views taken on the spot, with a descriptive and historical narrative.

      London, James S. Virtue, 1861. In-8 gr. (mm. 270x206), 2 voll. in 1, mz. tela mod., tit. oro al dorso, pp. (2),148; (2),146. Il primo vol. è così composto: un frontespizio inc. su acciaio con la veduta della “Ravine of the Tournanche”, 66 tavole di vedute e 1 con il ritratto di Garibaldi (pure inc. su acciaio), con 2 carte geografiche a doppia pag. (Switzerland - The Kingdom of Sardinia). Manca il ritratto di Vittorio Emanuele II. // Il secondo vol.: ritratto di Napoleone II (in antiporta) e un frontespizio inc. su acciaio con la veduta di “Villar, Val Pelice”, 56 (su 57) tavole di vedute, 3 ritratti (Francesco Giuseppe I, il principe Napoleone e il papa Pio IX) inc. su acciaio e 4 carte geografiche a doppia pag. (Italy - Venetia, or Austrian Italy - Naples and Sicily - Central Italy). Importante opera iconografica, ricca di belle incisioni. Le pregevoli vedute raffigurano il Monte Bianco, il Cervino, Torino, Lucerna, Bellinzona, Ginevra, il Moncenisio, il Monte Rosa, Pinerolo, Genova, Alessandria, il lago Maggiore, il lago di Lugano, Como, Milano, lago di Garda, Verona, Padova, Venezia, Bologna, Pisa, Firenze, Siena, Spoleto, Perugia, Roma, Losanna e tante altre. Cfr. Cremonini “L'Italia nelle vedute..”,177. Le prime 9 carte con piccola mancanza all'angolo infer.; tavole con aloni solo marginali; lievi tracce d'uso ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        Les fleurs du mal

      Poulet-Malassis et de Broise, Paris 1861 - Poulet-Malassis, Paris, 1861 in 12 demi maroquin havane à coin. Dos à 5 nerfs. Tête dorée. Couverture conservée filet doré sur les plats. Seconde édition augmentée de 35 poèmes nouveaux et orné d'un portrait dessiné et gravé par Bracquemont. Dernière édition du vivant de Baudelaire. Edition en partie originale Photos supplémentaires sur demande. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carta delle provincie meridionali d'Italia indicate le tappe militari ed i rilievi postali

      Importante documento cartografico pubblicato dall'Officio Topografico di Napoli dopo il Plebiscito del 21 ottobre 1860, con rilevamenti geodetici e topografici E' la prima carta dell'Italia Meridionale dopo la costruzione del Regno d'Italia del 17 marzo 1861

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 364pp. + 16 ads, 4 page Carlyle ads dated January, 1861. First edition. Publisher's original cinnamon wavy-grain cloth (Carter B binding, no priority established, with less elaborate gilt stamping to spine.) About Very Good with light soiling, dimpling to spine cloth and wear to at corners and spine ends. Previous owner book plate to front paste down, front inner hinge a little tender, pages moderately foxed and thumbed "Light written in pencil on the back fly is: "Mama read it aloud to me & [?] Margaret at Bath Easter 1861".

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        A Pilgrimage to My Motherland. An Account of a Journey among the Egbas and Yorubas of Central Africa in 1859-60.

      Philadelphia: Thomas Hamilton, 1861. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Nar. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 1st ed. Modern full leather binding with gilt lettering and hand marbled end papers; top edge gilt; hand sewn silk headbands. Tissue protected frontispiece; map pasted to prelim; pp. 145. Consciously bound in undefined (unknown, as supplied) bush leather with scars from South Africa. With black cloth and marble paper lined slip case. An important work in African American history. Campbell's (himself African American) research trip to Nigeria studying the feasibility of African Americans returning/emigrating to Africa. Ex library with library and faded withdrawn stamps to bottom of title page below publisher. A damp stain in top third frontispiece.

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        The Okavango River: a Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure

      London: Hurst and Blackett Publishers , 1861. Book measures 9 x 6 inches. Collation, xxi,364pp, wood engraved frontispiece of an African elephant, engraved title page with a vignette - a portrait of the author, additional title page,,15 plates, complete as listed. Bound in original publishers cloth. At some time the cloth has been restored, but has lost most of the original gilt, and is quite faded.. Binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, text block bound slightly to tightly, a couple of brown spot marks on engraved and printed title, a few pages slightly rough on edges. Pages and plates in good condition. A good clean copy, in a restored, but slightly amateurish binding. . Publishers Cloth. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Correspondence between Thomas F. Rowland, Colonel William Borden, and J.B. Andrews regarding the fabrication of ironwork parts needed in the construction of the ironclad, USS New Ironsides

      Greenpoint (Brooklyn), New York 1861 - This 3-page letter and endorsement measure approximately 8" x 9". It was apparently delivered by courier between Rowland's Continental Iron Works and the Providence Tool and Armory Company, which employed both Borden and Andrews, as there are no postal markings. The letter has two horizontal folds and the cover is docketed, "W. Borden Order. - Oct. 22d/61." It is in nice shape with some small splits beginning at the folds. The Brooklyn shipyard, especially Rowland's Continental Iron Works, was an especially bustling place when this order was placed. The U.S. Navy had recently learned that the Confederacy was soon to launch the CSS Virginia (better known as the Merrimac) and had contracted for the rapid construction of three ironclad prototypes with three different firms. The Maxon, Fish and Company began what was to become the USS Galena, Merrick & Sons designed what would become the USS New Ironsides, and Battery Associates led the conglomerate that would build the USS Monitor. Rowland's firm was subcontracted to build the Monitor's hull at the Geenpoint shipyard and apparently elements of the other two vessels as well. In this document, Borden urgently forwards Rowland's order to Andrews to fabricate fittings for carriages to hold eight 8" guns and ten pivot or slide carriages for Parrot guns. In Rowland's order to Borden, he includes a sketch and detailed specification of the fittings for the 8" gun carriages. The archivist at the Mariners' Museum, the official repository of the Monitor Collection believes these parts were most likely used in the construction of the New Ironsides, although that cannot be positively confirmed as no archives of company records for Merrick & Sons exist. A unique record of a critical shipbuilding project in the middle of a Civil War arms race.

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        ÁLBUM DE LA CABALLERÍA ESPAÑOLA DESDE SUS PRIMITIVOS TIEMPOS HASTA EL DIA. POR EL TENIENTE GENERAL CONDE DE CONARD. PUBLICADO POR LA DIRECCION GENERAL DEL ARMA SIENDO SU DIRECTOR EL E. S. T.TE GENERAL DE LOS EJÉRCITOS.

      Imprenta y Litografía Militar, Madrid 1861 - Materia: Militar. Caballería española. Bélico. Libros ilustrados. Uniformes militares. Publicación: Madrid, Imprenta y Litografía Militar del Atlas, 1861. Descripción física: Folio apaisado. (31,5 x 44) Anteportada, Port. con hombre neolítico montado a caballo y alegorías de la caballería militar , 69 litografías en color + 40 hojas explicativas de las láminas. Encuadernación holandesa piel editorial. Titulo en oro en portada y escudo en anteportada. Notas: Pie de imprenta tomado de anteportada. Las hojas de láminas son dibujos y litografías de Villegas e impresas en el Establecimiento de Mariano Pérez de Castro. Contiene: Caballería primitiva : Lám. 1ª -- Época gótica hasta el s. VII: Lám. 2ª -- Siglos del VIII al XI: Lám. 3ª -- Siglo XII: Lám. 4ª -- Siglo XIII: Lám. 5ª -- Moros Alfaraces, Siglos VIII al XV: Lám. 6ª -- Siglo XIV: Institución de la Órden de Caballería de la Banda Lám. 7ª a 9ª -- Siglo XV: lám. 10ª y 11ª -- Siglo XVI: Lám. 12ª a 15ª -- Siglo XVII: Lám. 16ª y 17ª -- Siglo XVIII: Lám. de 18ª, a 26ª -- Siglo XIX: Lám. de 27ª a 69ª Conservación: Muy buen estado, ligeros desgastes en la encuadernación. Palau: 5450 PSS1 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Souvenirs Et Les Regrets Du Vieil Amateur Dramatique, Ou Lettres D'Un Oncle a Son Neveu Sur L'Ancien Theatre Francais. [.] Ouvrage Orné De Gravures Coloriées, Représentant En Pied, D'Après Les Miniatures Originales, Faites D'Après Nature, de Foëch de Basle et de Whirsker, ces différens [sic] acteurs dans les rôles où ils ont excellé.

      Paris Leclere 1861 - 1 zusätzliches, recto marmoriertes Vorsatzblatt; 2 (weiße) Blätter; 1 Frontispiz; VIII; 219 Seiten, mit 48 [incl. Frontispiz, von insgesamt 49 möglichen] handkolorierten, teils goldgehöhten Tafeln auf China, die zeitgenössische Theaterschauspieler in ihren Paraderollen, oft in dramatischen Posen, zeigen. Die Anzahl der Stiche differiert von Exemplar zu Exemplar, mindestens sind zumeist 36 enthalten, wie auch im Tafel-Verzeichnis angegeben, Brivois gibt insgesamt 49 an; 2 (weiße) Blätter, ein zusätzliches Blatt Nachsatz, verso marmoriert. Von "Belz-Niedrée" auf dem vorderen Innendeckel unten signierter, reich goldgeprägter roter Maroquin-Meistereinband über fünf Bünden mit Steh- und Innenkanten Goldfileten versehen, sowie allseitigem Goldschnitt und zweifachen, marmorierten Vor- bzw. Nachsätzen. (20,7 x 13,4 cm) 8°. - Roter, signierter ("Belz-Niedrée") und reich goldgeprägter Ganzmaroquin-Meistereinband von Jean-Edouard Niédrée - Vicaire, I, 94 - 95. Bibliographie de la France, 41. Brivois (Bibliographie des ouvrages illustrés du XIXe siècle) S. 376 f. Colas (Bibliographie Generale du Costume et de la Mode) 160. Vergl. Cohen - De Ricci, col. 1066. OCLC 80960822. An den Gelenken und den Ecken minimal berieben, zwei Klebemarken auf dem vorderen Innendeckel, die eine vom italienischen Kollegen "Querzola - Libri Rari - Roma -", die andere das Exlibris eines uns unbekannten Sammlers, ein ligiertes Monogramm. Allen bekannten Exemplare wurden meist mindestens die 36 unterschiedlichen Tafeln beigebunden, die im Abbildungsverzeichnis genannt werden, vielen Exemplaren weitere bezeichnete und unbezeichnete Stiche, einigen wenigen insgesamt 49, unserem insgesamt 48. Der "Schaupieler mit schwarzer Maske" ist unserem kostbarst gebundenen Exemplar jedoch nicht beigegeben worden. * Exemplaire relié par Belz-Niedrée avec 48 des 49 gravures possibles. Etat satisfaisant, la reliure un peu frottée. - Bitte fordern Sie bei Interesse unsere umfangreichen Anmerkungen an. * * Versand mit/ shipping with Deutsche Post oder/ or DHL. - Ask for more pics ! * 2100 gr.

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        History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset: compiled from the best and most ancient historians, inquisitiones post mortem, and other valuable records and MSS. in the public offices and libraries, and in private hands. With a copy of Domesday Book, and the "Inquisitio Gheldi" for the County: Interspersed with some remarkable Particulars of Natural History; And adorned with a Correct map of the County and Views of Antiquities, Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, etc; The Third edition, corrected, augmented & improved by WILLIAM SHIPP & JAMES WHITWORTH HODSON. Four volumes.

      John Bowyer Nichols 1861, 1863, 1868, 1870 (3rd.ed.).. 4 volumes. Hardbacks, approx 16.5 x 10 inches. I full brown morocco leather bindings; raised banding, gilt lettering and extensive gilt decorations to spines, gilt decorative edging and inner dentelles to boards. All page edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to extremities; Corners slightly bumped, edges and corners rubbed. Some rubbing to spines. Some minor marks and darkening to boards. Bookplates to front endpapers "R. Leslie Waterman." Some minor spots and areas of light foxing. Plates are very clean and bright examples, most are very clean with no signs of foxing or darkening, but some still are slightly darkened or foxed along edges. Else a very clean and tight set. Complete with 125 steel-engraved plates, maps, folding plans, etc., all present as called for. Third edition, generally regarded as the best. This set is larger by some 3 inches all round, but was not published with the county map, which is sometimes added later (not included in this set.) Several plates have been bound into different volumes.

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        The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs Delany; With interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1861.. COMPLETE FIRST AND SECOND SERIES, finely bound. Six volumes in total. Octavo. With occasional plates, mainly portrait frontispieces. Also a large folding family tree to volume three of the second series. In contemporary blue half calf with raised bands and gilt titles to red labels on spines. Further gilt decoration to spines. All edges, endpapers and boards marbled. Armorial bookplate of Francis Pember, Oxford academic, and small blue Blackwell's label to front pastedown of each volume. Black ink ownership inscriptions of Marjorie de la Warr to verso of each front free endpaper and each fly-leaf. Some spotting to prelims; light outer wear. Spines sunned to a light green colour. Very good overall.

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        DIPLOME RUSSE TITRE DECERNE à Yegor Chirikov en 1861 à PskovB Saint Pétersbourg

      - DIPLOME RUSSE TITRE DECERNE à Yegor Chirikov en 1861 à PskovB Saint Pétersbourg

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        Faust Opéra en 5 Actes, de MM. Jules Barbier et Michel Carré... Partition Chant et Piano, Arrangée part Léo Delibes Prix: 15 F. net...

      Paris: Choudens, [1861]. 4to. [iv], 248 pp., lithographed piano-vocal score. Contemporary rebacked quarter black morocco, black cloth boards paneled in blind, backstrip lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers. Corners bumped and frayed, some discoloration to boards, otherwise very good. The title-page has an ink inscription signed by the composer. Third edition, first issue. Opera in five acts, libretto by J. Barbier and M. Carre, first performed (as an opera comique with spoken dialogue) on 19 March 1859 at the Theatre-Lyrique, Paris. The recitatives were added for a production at Strasbourg in April 1860, and a piano score of the opera version was published that year. The present score, published (according to Hopkinson) in 1861, has added tempo markings and shows a cut from the Choeur de sorcieres in Act V. The libretto by Barbier and Carre is based on Goethe, but focuses on the love story between Faust and Marguerite. Loewenberg, 939.

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        Treatise The Comparative Merits Of A Rifle Gun And Rotary Rocket, Considered As A Mechanical Means Of Ensuring A Correct Line Of Flight To A Body Impelled Through Space

      W Mitchell Military Booksellers 1861 - 39 pages, folding plate, contemporary inscription to title page F.H.Fletcher cap(?) Military House(?), new FEP in the style of the original, publishers red blind stamped cloth, gilt title to upper board. Hale outlined his views to improve a rocket to become an effective weapon, he details the laws of gunning rifles and smooth bore guns, mechanical construction on the rocket, the nature of its inefficiency as a weapon of war etc.,

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        Kriminalgeschichten 1.-6.Band Erzählende Geschichten von Karl von Holtei, 1.-6.Bd.

      12 , Halbleinen Kriminalgeschichten von Karl von Holtei, hrsg. Wien, Eduard Trewendt, 1861 (EA), 1.-6. Band (komplette Ausgabe) in 3 Bden, 12 Miniaturformat (13,5 x 10,5 cm), OHlwd m. goldgepr. Titel auf Rü, 292, 274, 246,253, 232,207 S m. Besitzerstempel auf Vorsätzen, gebräunt sonst todelloser Zustand. extrem rare frühe Ausgabe von Kriminalgeschichten.

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        Colton's Map of Louisiana - 1861 Pocket Map

      New York: J.H. Colton(1861). 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Red gilt-stamped boards. Corners rubbed, light soile to boards, gilt lettering is bright, folding map is in very good condition. Color map measures 16 x 12 1/2 inches. Map is outlined with an decorative chain-link border, and details depicted include counties, canals, and railroads. It is in a well-preserved condition.. Map. Book Condition: Very Good. Binding: Hard Cover

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        UNCUT SHEET OF FOUR EARLY CONFEDERATE ELECTORAL TICKETS FOR THE STATE OF VIRGINIA].

      [N.p., likely Richmond. late 1861]. - Broadside, matted to 7 x 11 inches, framed to 12 x 15 inches overall. Small marginal adhesive stain at top and bottom center, some wrinkling, small chip to lower right corner, contemporary ink signature in bottom margin. Very good. Matted and framed. An intriguing and exceedingly rare relic from the early days of the Confederacy - an uncut sheet of four Confederate electoral tickets for the November 6, 1861 election for president and vice president of the Confederacy, along with the electors, Confederate Congress, and the state convention for the state of Virginia. Each ticket lists Jefferson Davis for president, Alexander Stephens for vice president, two at-large state electors, sixteen district electors, John Brown Baldwin for the Confederate Congress, and John H. Hendren for the state convention. Davis, Stephens, Baldwin, and Hendren were each elected to his post, presumably along with most or all of the state electors listed on the tickets. Parrish & Willingham records two 1861 Virginia Confederate electoral tickets, but both are smaller than the present example. The text of the present example begins, "Electoral Ticket. Freedom and Independence. Election Day, Wednesday, Nov'er 6th. For President, Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi." Rare, especially as an uncut sheet of four. OCLC lists no physical copies of even a single ticket.

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        THE CONFEDERATE STATES ALMANAC AND REPOSITORY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE, FOR 1862

      Vicksburg, Ms, 1861. 176pp. Original printed wrappers. Spine perishing, interior chips to front wrapper, some wear at edges. Small patches of dampstaining on initial leaves, light tanning and foxing throughout. Good. First edition printed in Vicksburg of the Confederate almanac for 1862. With documents relating to the foundation of the Confederacy, plus a lengthy appendix denouncing abolitionism as the cause of disunion, and a screed on the states' right to secede. CRANDALL 4987. DRAKE 14278. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 5287.

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        Voyage à Terre-Neuve

      First edition.Small lacks to head and to foot of the joints, angular lacks to the covers, colportage stamp to the title page, internally good with practically no foxing.Rare. Hachette & Cie Paris 1861 12x19cm broché

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        Silas Marner: the Weaver of Raveloe. FIRST EDITION.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons. 1861 Half title, 4pp ads & 16pp cata. Uncut in orig. brown wavy-grained cloth, borders blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; corners sl. bumped, sl. rubbing to head & tail of spine.Baker & Ross, A6.1.a; Binding 'B'.

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        MAJOR COMPILATION OF MID-19th-CENTURY CUBAN PAMPHLETS AND MANUSCRIPTS ON SLAVERY, ANNEXATION BY THE UNITED STATES, AND OTHER SUBJECTS].

      Madrid, Havana, and other locations. 1840-1861. - Four volumes. Original Spanish half calf and floral-patterned paper- covered boards, spines gilt, titles reading "Cuba Publicaciones Varias." Minor scuffing to some spine ends, boards of volume four dampstained and heavily worn and chipped (affecting only two imprints in the volume), a handful of loose leaves. Contents generally clean, some documents folded to fit the binding. Very good. An impressive collection of imprints and manuscript documents related to Cuba in the middle of the 19th century. The contents include forty pamphlets (containing numerous folding plates), a large folding map, fifteen manuscripts, and eleven newspaper articles; the spine title on each volume translates to "Several Cuban Publications." The largest work in this wide-ranging compilation is the 600-page PROYECTO DE INMIGRACIÓN AFRICANA PARA LAS ISLAS DE CUBA Y PUERTO RICO Y EL IMPERIO DE BRASIL, published in Havana in 1860. This work fills most of the final volume. The folding map mentioned above is titled "Mapa de Correos que Comprende las Lineas de Comunicacion que Hay Establecidas en la Isla de Cuba.," published in 1851. Other important works include ABUSOS JUDICIALES EN LA HABANA, PUBLICADOS POR DOS CUBANOS (Madrid, 1841), Jose Saco's IDEAS SOBRE LA INCORPORACIÓN DE CUBA EN LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS (Paris, 1848), MANIFIESTO DE LA JUNTA CUBANA AL PUEBLO DE CUBA (New York, 1855), and LA ESCLAVITUD EN LA ISLA DE CUBA (Paris, 1856). Some of the pamphlets are not traced in OCLC, such as the ten-page report on an 1841 uprising which begins "Memorial ajustado del juicio de residencia del sr. Brigadier d. Pedro carrillo de albornoz, gobernador." and a fifteen-page TRIBUTO FÚNEBRE A LA MEMORIA DEL SEÑOR DOCTOR DON PRUDENCIO DE HECHEVARRIO I O`GAVAN (Havana, 1846). Many of the works discuss the issues of slavery, already outlawed in most of the rest of the Caribbean and on all of the English and French colonial islands. A number of others address the possibility of annexation by the United States, as the North Americans greedily looked about in the wake of the Mexican-American War, and southerners hoped to expand the realm of slavery by adding Cuba to the Union. A weak Spain was forced to defend its last great colonial holding in the Americas against filibusters launched by an imperially inclined United States. Most of the manuscripts are dated 1840-45 and can be found in the first volume. Three are signed by Cuba's Capitan General, Geronimo Valdés. The fourth volume contains a 112-page manuscript in Spanish, entitled DISCURSO DE LORD JOHN RUSSELL, dated Feb. 9, 1850, a transcription of a speech given by the Prime Minister of Great Britain to the House of Commons, in which he discusses at length the current status of British colonial governments throughout the Antilles. Several of the manuscripts are addressed to, or relate to, Havana lawyer and author Bernardo de Hechavarria y O'Gaban. A wealth of information on the commerce, including slavery, of 19th- century Cuba, with numerous unique manuscript items and exceedingly rare printed works and periodicals. Judging from the European imprints and the Spanish binding, this collection was almost certainly assembled in Spain, probably by a government official with an intimate knowledge of the players and issues at stake. A complete list of all contents, in Spanish, is available upon request.

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        [MAJOR COMPILATION OF MID-19th-CENTURY CUBAN PAMPHLETS AND MANUSCRIPTS ON SLAVERY, ANNEXATION BY THE UNITED STATES, AND OTHER SUBJECTS]

      Madrid, Havana, and other locations, 1861. Four volumes. Original Spanish half calf and floral-patterned paper-covered boards, spines gilt, titles reading "Cuba Publicaciones Varias." Minor scuffing to some spine ends, boards of volume four dampstained and heavily worn and chipped (affecting only two imprints in the volume), a handful of loose leaves. Contents generally clean, some documents folded to fit the binding. Very good. An impressive collection of imprints and manuscript documents related to Cuba in the middle of the 19th century. The contents include forty pamphlets (containing numerous folding plates), a large folding map, fifteen manuscripts, and eleven newspaper articles; the spine title on each volume translates to "Several Cuban Publications." The largest work in this wide-ranging compilation is the 600-page PROYECTO DE INMIGRACIÓN AFRICANA PARA LAS ISLAS DE CUBA Y PUERTO RICO Y EL IMPERIO DE BRASIL, published in Havana in 1860. This work fills most of the final volume. The folding map mentioned above is titled "Mapa de Correos que Comprende las Lineas de Comunicacion que Hay Establecidas en la Isla de Cuba...," published in 1851. Other important works include ABUSOS JUDICIALES EN LA HABANA, PUBLICADOS POR DOS CUBANOS (Madrid, 1841), Jose Saco's IDEAS SOBRE LA INCORPORACIÓN DE CUBA EN LOS ESTADOS-UNIDOS (Paris, 1848), MANIFIESTO DE LA JUNTA CUBANA AL PUEBLO DE CUBA (New York, 1855), and LA ESCLAVITUD EN LA ISLA DE CUBA (Paris, 1856). Some of the pamphlets are not traced in OCLC, such as the ten-page report on an 1841 uprising which begins "Memorial ajustado del juicio de residencia del sr. Brigadier d. Pedro carrillo de albornoz, gobernador..." and a fifteen-page TRIBUTO FÚNEBRE A LA MEMORIA DEL SEÑOR DOCTOR DON PRUDENCIO DE HECHEVARRIO I O`GAVAN (Havana, 1846). Many of the works discuss the issues of slavery, already outlawed in most of the rest of the Caribbean and on all of the English and French colonial islands. A number of others address the possibility of annexation by the United States, as the North Americans greedily looked about in the wake of the Mexican-American War, and southerners hoped to expand the realm of slavery by adding Cuba to the Union. A weak Spain was forced to defend its last great colonial holding in the Americas against filibusters launched by an imperially inclined United States. Most of the manuscripts are dated 1840-45 and can be found in the first volume. Three are signed by Cuba's Capitan General, Geronimo Valdés. The fourth volume contains a 112-page manuscript in Spanish, entitled DISCURSO DE LORD JOHN RUSSELL, dated Feb. 9, 1850, a transcription of a speech given by the Prime Minister of Great Britain to the House of Commons, in which he discusses at length the current status of British colonial governments throughout the Antilles. Several of the manuscripts are addressed to, or relate to, Havana lawyer and author Bernardo de Hechavarria y O'Gaban. A wealth of information on the commerce, including slavery, of 19th- century Cuba, with numerous unique manuscript items and exceedingly rare printed works and periodicals. Judging from the European imprints and the Spanish binding, this collection was almost certainly assembled in Spain, probably by a government official with an intimate knowledge of the players and issues at stake. A complete list of all contents, in Spanish, is available upon request.

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        ABRAHAM LINCOLN AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED WITH MARY TODD LINCOLN SIGNATURE

      Philadelphia, 1861. One single sheet of paper, measuring 6" x 9", with an Abraham Lincoln Autograph Note Signed, dated Philadelphia, February 21, 1861. In addition there is the signature of Mary Todd Lincoln Signature, dated Philadelphia, May 11. The text in full: "Philadelphia, Feb. 21, 1861. / Mrs. James E. D. Stevens / My dear Madam / Below is my autograph according to your request. / Yours truly / A. Lincoln." Mary Todd Lincoln signs directly beneath: "Mary Lincoln / Philadelphia May 11th."; The recipient adds a note: "[Written by President Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln, when the former was on his way to Washington to be inaugurated the first time. The inauguration took place March 4th.]" Mrs. James E. D. Stevens was the wife of the Rev. James E. D. Stevens, a prominent Philadelphia clergyman. The signature was purportedly obtained at a dinner by prominent Philadelphians. Lincoln stayed in Philadelphia and gave a speech on the 22nd, then after a visit to Harrisburg he left secretly with Pinkerton to Washington DC to avoid a potential assassination attempt in Baltimore. It is reasonable to assume that Mary Todd Lincoln's signature was added to the page on may 11 when she and Mrs. Stevens visited a location unknown.; The left edge of the page is a bit rough, in that it was removed from an autograph album; the paper is gently toned, a bit darker at the edges; shelved case 0 or 5. Dupont.

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        New York Illustrated News (March 16 1861).

      New York. John King, Proprietor. 03-16- 1861. Weekly newspaper, March 16 1861, featuring, on front cover, Abraham Lincoln taking the oath of office, as drawn by Thomas Nast. Newspaper 16 x 11 inches; pp 259-304; folded Thomas Nast wood engraving at center unfolding to 23 x 32 inches depicting Lincoln's outdoor Inauguration with, behind the proceedings, the capitol building pictured under construction (text on verso). Short tears to free edge of front cover and interior pages. Two tape repairs (of uncertain vintage but clearly not recent) at margins of the unfolded center wood engraving. Needless to say, an uncommon item of considerable historical value with condition issues noted.

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        Egypt, the Soudan and Central Africa with explorations from Khartoum on the White Nile to the regions of the Equator being sketches from sixteen years' travel.

      William Blackwood Edinburgh 1861 - First edition. 8vo., xii, 482pp., 4 page subscription list at beginning, 16 pages ads at end, large folding map at end, original red blindstamped cloth gilt, spine faded, lacks front free endpaper, Petherick, a contemporary of Baker, Burton, and Speke, travelled along the Nile Valley through Kordofan and into the unknown region beyond. Contains some hunting incidents. Czech p129; Hilmy II, pp109-110. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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