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        Rifles and Rifle Practice, an Elementary Treatise upon the Theory of Rifle Firing, Explaining the Causes of Inaccuracy of Fire, and the Manner of Correcting It, with Descriptions of the Infantry Rifles of Europe and the United States, Their Balls and Cartridges

      D. Van Nostrand, 1861-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Bound in publisher's green cloth with gold soldier on front. viii, 276 pages, [6] leaves of plates : illustrations (some folded) ; 20 cm. Colonel William Howard, Marine Artillery written title margin (New York Marine Artillery). Riling 729 (1860 edition). <br> General Cadmus Wilcox was a veteran of the Mexican American and American Civil War (CSA). Wilcox attended West Point (class 1846) with McClellan and Jackson. Later after his service in the Mexican American War, he returned to West Point as an instructor and wrote this book, the standard textbook on riffles and rifle firing. During the Civil War he served as a brigadier general under Longstreet's First Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. Wilcox saw service at the Peninsula Campaign, Battles of Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Seven Days, the Maryland Campaign, Chancellorsville, Salem Church, Gettysburg, the Overland Campaign, and the siege of Petersburg.

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        Deutschland nebst Theilen der angrenzenden Länder bis Strassburg, Luxemburg, Kopenhagen, Krakau, Lemberg, Ofen-Pesth, Venedig, Mailand. Handbuch für Reisende. Zweiter Theil: Mittel- und Nord-Deutschland. Nebst einer Eisenbahnkarte, den Plänen von Berlin, Braunschweig, Bremen, Breslau, Cassel, Danzig, Dresden, Erfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Kopenhagen, Leipzig, Lübeck, Münster, Schwerin, Weimar, Specialkarten vom Harz, Riesengebirge, der Insel Rügen, Sächs. Schweiz, dem Thüringer Wald und den Plänen des Schlachtfelds von Leipzig, der königl. Gärten bei Potsdam und der Wilhelmshöhe.

      Coblenz, Baedeker, 1861. VIII + 276 S. OLwd. 10. verb. Aufl. Mit allen Karten und Plänen. Hinrichsen D 101. - St. a. V. u. T., stockfleckig, hds. Notizen a. rückw. V., leichte Gbrsp. Schönes Exemplar. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise

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        Meersburg am Bodensee, ehemalige fürstbischöfliche konstanzische Residenz-Stadt, dann die Stadt Markdorf, ferner die Ortschaften Baitenhausen, Daisendorf, Hagnau, Immenstaad, Ittendorf, Kippenhausen, Stetten und die Pfarreien Berkheim, Hepbach und Kluftern, sowie die Schlösser Helmsdorf, Herrschberg und Kirchberg; nach Akten, Chroniken und Archival-Urkunden. Mit einem topographischen Bilde obiger Ortschaften aus dem 15. Jahrhundert.

      Constanz, Stadler. 1861 - Original Ausgabe, 20,5 cm. VI, 351 S., mit 1 gef. lith. Karte, Schrift in Fraktur. Halbleinen mit marmorierten Pappdeckel und Rückenbeschriftung, Alter Namensvermerk auf dem Einbandinnendeckel, Karte mit Randeinriss der sorgfältig hinterlegt wurde (Restaurationspapier). Insgesamt Papier gebräunt und wenige Seiten etwas stärker stockfleckig, dennoch schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Great Expectations

      Chapman & Hall 1861 - First edition, first impression, first issue text with errors uncorrected as per Eckel p. 92. Three volumes. 19th Century half leather with green pebbled cloth covered boards ruled in gilt, seven compartment spine with crimson and black labels lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Bound without ads, perhaps as issued. Very Good with boards edge-worn, corners bumped and tips exposed, hinges tender, leather flaked. Internally in very nice shape with clean, bright pages. Former owner's bookplate on paste downs of all three volumes. The first book publication of Dickens' classic novel, one of only 1,00 copies in the first impression. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Uncommercial Traveller

      First edition. 8vo. Original blindstamped cloth, spine faded to beige, covers a faded red/pink. London, Chapman and Hall.

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        Silas Marner

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1861. The Weaver of Raveloe. 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).

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        The Medical Missionary in China: A Narrative of Twenty Year&#146;s Experience.

      London: Hurst & Blackett 1861 - Second edition. 8vo. Original publisher&#146;s cloth, recased. (hinges and tope edge a slightly different shade). Original blind stamped sides and gilt lettered spine. Coloured lithograph frontispiece by Day & Son after T. Picken. This edition was published in the same year as the first. Binding is a little work. Bookplate of the upper pastedown. Ink stain on p. 115 - small tear to p 189. lacks a small piece to the top of p 229-232 with the lost of a couple of characters of the page headings. slightly foxed. Overall a good, clean copy though. William Lockhart (1811-1896) Surgeoun and Protestant missionary who served with the London Missionary society during the late Qing dynasty in China. in 1844 he founded the first western hospital in Shanghai - known as the Chinese hospital (now named Renji hosptal). Lockhard worked throughout China, but his main station was at Shanghai. He advocated a strict separation of the vocations of preacher and physician. Thus he always concentrated on medical work in the hospitals he directed. xi, [1], 404, 13 [3] pp., publisher&#146;s catalogue [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        U.S. CIVIL WAR: STANFORD&#146;S MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR IN AMERICA.

      London, . 1861 - Lithograph with original hand colour and railway lines heightened in manuscript, with supplementary manuscript additions of military events added circa 1863, dissected into 48 sections and mounted upon original linen, folding into original dark green cloth slipcase bearing printed title label (Very Good, map clean and bright with resplendent original colours; slipcase with light shelfwear and restoration to upper left corner), 126 x 105 cm (49.5 x 41.5 inches). Rare &#150; a stellar example of one of the finest general maps showcasing the grand theatre of the U.S. Civil War; very large, exquisitely designed and originally hand coloured; with several key battle sites contemporarily underlined in manuscript; produced by the firm of Edward Stanford, then the rising star in global cartographic publishing. - This very large and beautifully rendered map was published in the opening months of the U.S. Civil War (1861-5), and showcases the grand theatre of the conflict, being one of the finest works of its kind. The present example is stellar, due not only to its lovely condition, but also the heightening of all railways in red ink (being vital corridors of military movement) and its contemporary manuscript underlining of key battle sites. The map embraces much of the Eastern United States, from New York City westwards to a point beyond the Mississippi River; and from Montreal, in the north, all the way down south past Tampa, Florida; thus taking in the vast majority of the theatre of the war. Each state is bathed in its own beautiful wash colour, while the coasts are outlines in a bright aquamarine hue. The map is immensely detailed, labelling virtually every city, town and fort of significance; as well as delineating all major potential corridors of military movement, including roads, canals and railways (which on the present example are all contemporarily heightened in neat, red ink).While the map does not feature any printed details of wartime battle action, manuscript additions, in neat red and blue pen, underline the locations of major battle sites, highlights of which include the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia (December 1862); the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi (May-July 1863); and the turning point of the entire war, the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (July, 1863). There does not seem to be any details definitively dating from after the summer of 1863, suggesting that the underlining was added in the late summer/autumn of that year. While the present map, complete in four sheets, was debuted on October 1st, 1861, less than 6 months into the war, the publisher Edward Stanford would have continued selling the map throughout the conflict. The manuscript additions underlining key battle sites were likely added by Stanford&#146;s . SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR A LONGER DESCRIPTION

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        The Progress of His Royal Highness Prince Alfred Ernest Albert through the Cape Colony, British Kaffraria, the Orange Free State, and Port Natal in the Year 1860

      1861 - First edition. 16 photographs (laid down) & 9 woodcuts. 4to. Modern half morocco, slightly rubbed, a little foxed. xii, 180pp. Cape Town, Saul Solomon & Co., Rare. Produced to commemorate the Prince's Royal tour to South Africa, this lavish publication is of primary importance for being an early example of photography, and one of the earliest books to include photographs of Africa. The second son of Queen Victoria, the Prince, later Duke of Edinburgh (1866) and Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha (1893), was sent to sea in 1858 at the tender age of 14, after his parents realised that with his growing intelligence he would outshine his elder brother the Prince of Wales. The progress photographed by Solomon & Co. through the Cape Colony was made during this his first naval tour which took him from the Mediterranean to South African and the West Indies. The photographs are mostly of the Prince carrying out his official duties, although there are images of Cape Point, Grahamstown, the Berg River Valley and one of Moshesh. Theal, p242. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Antique Master Print-MARINE-IJSSELMEER-FISHING-SAILING-Zeeman-Meryon-1861

      - Antique Master Print, titled: 'Pecheurs de la Mer du Sud.' - Fishing boats and fishermen on the Ijsselmeer. Etching on wove paper. Description: Published in "L'artiste". State: Second state of 2. Ref: Dutuit 15/Schneiderman 18.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Charles Meryon' after 'Reinier Nooms Zeeman'. Charles Meryon (1821-1868) was one the great depictors of Paris. He made highly individual graphic works. Due to an instable mental health, his prints grew more strange in subjectmatter. Reinier Nooms (dit Zeeman, 1623-1664) was a Dutch painter of mainly nautical scenes. He started painting after a career on sea, and this hands on knowledge of sailing is very apparent in his paintings. Condition: Very good, given age. Ample margins, some discoloration from an old matting. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: TPCLA-C10-20 The overall size is ca. 6.3 x 4.1 inch. The image size is ca. 4.8 x 2.7 inch. The overall size is ca. 16.1 x 10.3 cm. The image size is ca. 12.2 x 6.8 cm.

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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. Dessin&eacute; et publi&eacute; par Eug&egrave;ne Adam. Imprim&eacute; 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 &apos;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&apos;. Both Sadleir&apos;s &apos;copy&apos; and a copy sold at Sotheby&apos;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&apos;s book Exploration in Equatorial Guinea which included passages on the hitherto little-known gorilla (or &apos;ferocious wild men of the forest&apos;), 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&apos;s most enduring novel Coral Island, published in 1858.Born in Edinburgh in 1825, Ballantyne joined the Hudson&apos;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&apos;s novels, Ballantyne privately printed his first tale Hudson Bay, a story of &apos;every-day life in the wilds of North America&apos;. 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, &apos;did for the English schoolboy&apos;s geography what Henty did for history&apos;.

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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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        Great Expectations

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1861. First Edition, Second Impression. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, second impression. (Stated "Second Edition" on all title pages. 344; 351; 344pp. Complete in three volumes. Contemporary leather with gilt ruling and lettering on spine. Bound without ads, quite likely as issued. Bibliographer Walter E. Smith describes printings two through five as indistinguishable except for their title pages, which may have been printed at the same time to give the impression of brisk sales. All had the same textual errors, etc.) Bindings edge-worn, leather starting to split along spine edges, hinges a bit tender, gilt barely legible. Internally Very Good with some light corner creasing, stray light stains and foxing. A very nice set of the classic novel.

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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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