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        22 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Ghazir u. Paderborn, 1861-1865. Zus. 64 S., 8° bis 4°. Bourquenoud „entre dans la Compagnie, le 1er octobre 1842. Aprés la révolution de 1847, il enseigna les humanités á Namur, acheva ses études théologiques à Rome et se rendit en Syrie pour étudier les langues orientales. De retour en Europe, il enseigna l‘Ecriture sainte à Paderborn, et repartit en 1863 pour Ghazir, ou il mourut le 25 octobre 1868“ (De Backer/S. II, 41). - Bourquenoud ist Verfasser der Schriften „Mémoire sur les monuments du culte d\'Adonis dans le territoire de Palaebiblos“ (1861), „Mémoire sur les ruines de Séleucie de Piérie ou Séleucie de Syrie“ (1860), „Les distractions de M. Renan“ (1863), „Études archéologiques de Ghazir voyage dans le Liban et dans l\'Anti-Liban“ (1864) u.a. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Vereinzelt m. Randläsuren bzw. -einrissen. - Beiliegend 3 Briefe von fremder Hand. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Bourquenoud, Alexandre, Mislin, Jesuiten, Syrien, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Johnson's New Illustrated (Steel Plate) Family Atlas, with Descriptions, Geographical, Statistical, and Historical

      New York: Johnson and Browning, 1861 Cloth covered boards w leather spine, corrners. All maps present and in VG shape except NJ (tear across middle). Front hinge weak, back good. Clioth tear base of spine and small surface tear front and back board. ; Atlas Folio - over 23" - 25" tall. Half-Leather. Good.

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        A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland

      London: Ray Society, 1861-1864. vi, 384, 29 hand-col plates. 370x265mm. HB. 2 vols, fo., cont. half morocco, raised bands to spine, teg, marbled endpapers, some rubbing/wear to corners and spine. Some foxing/spotting. Attractive copy. From the library of Amyan Macfadyen (1920-2015) with his signature. Macfadyen was an eminent soil ecologist and author of 'Animal Ecology. Aims and Methods' (1963). Also with earlier bookplate of Stanley Pershouse.. Rare. Only 600 copies printed..

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        Queensland / Central Australia / Northern Territory Maps published in "Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt," 19 maps from 1861-1898.

      Gotha:. 1861-1898.. A collection of 19 maps of Australian exploration from Petermann's "Journal," from 1861 to 1898. Augustus Petermann studied and worked with famous German and English cartographers in the 1840's, and eventually established his Geographical Journal in 1855, which is published to this day. Through his association with the Royal Geographical Society in London and later as the first head of the Geographical Institute in Gotha, he had extensive correspondence with a large number of explorers and travelers, who contributed the very latest information for the "Journal". His contacts from his R.G.S. days lead to many Australian explorations being reported in his "Journal" and nowhere else (eg. Lefroy 1864). The Petermann Ranges, in the west of South Australia, are named after him. Petermann's maps included much topographical and water system detail and were used to update such atlases as Stieler Hand Atlas. In 1869 Petermann encouraged the German push on the North Pole, organizing 2 expeditions. All maps are lithographs printed in color. [1861]. Karte von J. MacDouall Stuart's Reise durch das Innere von Australien 6 Marz bis 25 August 1860. 8 x 21". Stuarts route north from Lake Gregory to north of 19th parallel. Much cartographic detail and descriptive text. Includes inset map of central Australia, S. Australia and the Northern Territory. (3) [1861]. Karte der Colonie Queensland in Australien. 10 x 8". Centers on southern Queensland from the border to 22 south. Counties outlined in color. Small inset map of entire colony with Western border on 141 , ie. straight up from S. Aus. border to the Gulf. (4) [1862]. Karte von J. McD. Stuarts 2ter Reise innern von Australien. April bis Juli 1861. 9 1/2 x 8". Stuart's northern most discoveries around Ashburton Ranges with A.C. Gregory's 1856 discoveries on the Victoria River. Inset map of entire route along with that of Burke. (5) [1862]. Provisorische Karte der Grossen expedition unter burke durch den Australischen Continent 1860 & 1861. 7 1/2 x 10 1/2". Centers on S.A., NSW, NT and Queensland with Queensland's border still on 141. All borders & proposed expedition route colored. (6) [1863]. Lake Eyre und Sein Sud- Westliches Flussgebiet in Sud Australien. Meist nach den Tagebuchern der 2ten & 3ten Forschungreise von John McDouall Stuart 1859 & 1860. 8 x 10". Criss-crosses the country west of Lake Eyre. (8) [1864]. Karte eines Theil's von J. McD. Stuarts 3ter Reise in Australien. Von Endpunkt der 2ten Reise (1861) bis jur Nordkuste April bis Juli 1862. 7 1/2 x 10". 17 south to Chambers Bay (north of Darwin). Routes of Dr. Leichhardt 1845; Aug. Gregory 1856; J. McDouall Stuart 1862. (11) [1864]. Karte der Reiserouten von W. Landsborough J. McKinlay in Nord-Australien. (S.W. von Carpentaria-Golf). 7 1/2 x 10". N.T. from 20 to Gulf of Carpentaria. Much detail around the expeditions routes, Leichhardt 1845; A. Gregory 1856; Landsborough 1862; F. Walker 1861; McKinlay 1862. (12) [1867]. Das See'n-Gebiet (Lake Distrikt) und Die Sternice Wuste (Great Stony Desert) im Innern von Australien. Nach den Reisejournalen von Sturt 1845; Wills 1860; McKinlay 1861-2; Howitt 1862. 9 3/4 x 17 1/4". Very detailed map of northeast S. Aus. on the Queensland border. (14) [1867]. McIntyre's Reise in Central Australien 1865 & 1866. 8 1/4 x 10". SW Queensland, northeast S.A. & northwest NSW. Expedition in color from Darling River north to 21. (15) [1867]. Entdeckungen von Warburton, Walder, Kramer & Meissel im Cooper-Delta (central Australien) 1866 & 1867. (with) Ansicht von Bulkaltanina gez von Missionar Meissel. 7 1/4 x 10". Country east of Lake Eyre with a view below. (16) [1867]. Warburton's Entdeckung des Nordendes von Lake Eyre 1866. 8 x 10". Country to the south west to north west orf Lake Eyre. () [1872]. J.M. Gilmore's Reise Central-Australien Jan-Okt 1871 und Ubersicht des Standpinktes der geographischen Kenntniss jener Gebiete in 1872. 16 3/4 x 10". SW Queensland with northern South Aus. (19) [1873]. OriginalKarte E. Giles entdeckungsreise in Central-Australien 1872 und Ubersicht des Standpinktes ober geographischen Kenntniss jener Gebiete. 16 x 10". Expedition around Alice Springs, N.T., elevation shaded. (20) [1873]. Der Grosse Australische Uberland-Telegraph nebst ubersicht des Ganzen Telegraphen- Netzes in Australien. und Standpunkt der geographischen Kenntniss in 1873. 10 1/2 x 13 1/2". Eastern Australia from the W.A. border, telegraph in color. (22) [1874]. W.C. Gosse's Reise in Central- Australien. 26 Feb - 19 Dez. 1873. 15 3/4 x 10". Expedition in Alexandraland around Alice Springs, expedition in color. (23) [1875]. J.W. Lewis Aufnahmen im Norden und Ostendes Eyre See's 1874/5. Northern S.A. to above Alice Springs & over to and including SW Queensland. (25) [1878]. Neue Augnahmen in Nord Australien nach Ringwood & McMinn. 7 3/4 x 10" Western N.T. with Palmerston City at Port Darwin. (28) [1890]. Karte der Gegend Zwischen Lake Eyre und den Musgrave Ranges in Sud Australien. Rauptsachlich nach der originalkarte und dem Berichte des Henry Y. L. Brown. 10 1/2 x 7". North and west of Lake Eyre. Includes the routes of Stuart 1858-62; Gosse 1873; Giles 1873-76; Forrest 1874; Lewis 1874-5; Ross & Harvey; Lindsay 1885-6; Brown 1889. (30) [1898]. Karte von Horn's Expedition in Zentral Australien unter Fuhrung von Ch. Winnecke 1894 mit Benutzung aller Fruheren Reisen und aufnachmen entw. u gezeichnet von Dr. B. Hassenstein. Unusual chromolithograph, 16 3/4 x 14 1/2". Very detailed chart from Oodnadatta in the south to north of Alice Springs. Explorations marked of Stuart 1860; Winnecke 1878; Brown 1889; Warburton 1873; Hubbe 1896; Barkley 1878; Giles 1873; Lewis 1874-5; Ross & Harvey; Lindsay 1891-2; Gosse 1872; Tietkins 1889. (31)

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        Bibliothek der vorzüglichsten neueren Reisebeschreibungen.

      - Hrsg. von einem Vereine Gelehrter. 2 Teile in 1 Band. Kunstverlag, Karlsruhe 1861-64. Gr.-8°. 2 Bl., V, 377 S. u. 1 Bl., VI, 376 S. mit 16 farb. lithogr. Taf., 32 Stahlstichtaf. u. 1 gefalt. Kte. Hldr. d. Zt. mit Rückenvergold. Etwas berieben. Neu eingehängt. Gutes, nur wenig fleckiges Exemplar mit sehr schönen Tafeln. 24 teilw. kolor. Stahlstich-Tafeln u. 1 doppelblattgr. teilkolor. lith. Karte. Neuer Halblederbd. Die Tafeln u. a. mit Ansichten von Kapstadt, Tahiti, Sansibar, Straße in Canton, Kreml, Straße in Moskau, u. Eisbergen am Nordpol, Porträts von Einwohnern der Sandwich-Inseln, des Kotzebue-Sund u. verschiedener Südsee-Inseln, Australier sowie jeweils mehreren Abb. zu China (Canton, Tempel, Straßenszene mit »Quacksalbern«, das Innere des Palastes eines Mandarin etc.) u. Japan (Sumo-Ringkampf, japan. Küche), pflügender Elefant usw. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        7 meist eigenh. Verlagsscheine bzw. Quittungen mit U. und 1 eh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 1843 bis 1861. - Zusammen 6 SS. auf 7 Bll. Verschiedene Formate. Der Brief mit eh. Adresse. Verträge mit der Schlesinger’schen Buch- und Musikalienhandlung in Berlin über die Abtretung des Urheberrechts an mehreren seiner Werke: „Sie wünschten von mir das Lied ‚Und wüßten’s die Blumen die kleinen’ – es erfolgt hierbei. Ich erwarte Ihre gütige Antwort, ob Sie es für ein Honorar von 2 [?] Friedr[ich’s d’Or] und unter der Bedingung, daß es sogleich gestochen wird, behalten wollen [.]" (a. d. Br. v. [März 1845]. – Der aus Schwerin stammende Musiker lebte als Pianist und Komponist in Berlin. – Leichte Gebrauchsspuren; die Verso-Seite jeweils mit kleinem zeitgenössischem Eingangsvermerk. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Manual of Military Surgery, for the Use of Surgeons in the Confederate Army; with an Appendix of the Rules and Regulations of the Medical Department of the Confederate Army

      Richmond: West & Johnston, 1861. First Edition. Half Leather. Good to Very Good. 12mo. Complete with 447 pages and folding chart. (Parrish & Willingham 6111) Sound binding. Clean pages. Minor wear to the cover; mostly at corners and along spine. Post-war owner's name (Col Ezra H. Ripple, 13th Pennsylvania National Guard) on the front free endpaper. Lower corners of the first twenty and last fifty or so leaves worn away. Old tissue repairs to the folding plate. "From the outset of the war, Julian John Chisolm (1830-1903) realized that knowledge of military medicine was practically non-existent among doctors in the South. Using the knowledge gained during his time observing the treatment of soldiers wounded in the Second Italian War of Independence (1859) in Milan, Italy, Chisolm wrote and published his book, A Manual of Military Surgery: For the Use of the Surgeons in the Confederate Army With an Appendix of the Rules and Regulations of the Medical Department. First published in July 1861, the manual described how to treat specific types of wounds, construct field hospitals, and manage food, clothing, hygiene and non-surgical diseases. Later editions contained detailed illustrations showing how to perform specific procedures such as amputations. The manual became one of the most popular surgery books published by the Confederates States of America. . . ." from Civil Practice to Civil War by the Medical College of the State of South Carolina. Colonel Ripple served in several Pennsylvania units during the war. He fought at Antietam and Gettysburg and marched through Georgia with General Sherman. He was captured during the night attack upon Fort Johnson and spent ten months in Andersonville Prison until paroled in March, 1865. Scarce. As of 2016, two other examples of this edition are available in the trade. Rare Book Hub and ABPC show only three examples of this edition have sold at auction. Parrish & Willingham located twenty examples of this edition at institutional libraries.

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        Regulations for the Medical Department of the Confederate States Army

      Richmond: Ritchie & Dunnavant, Printers, 1861. 2nd Edition. Half Leather. Good to Very Good. 8vo. Complete with 61 pages. (Parrish & Willingham 1991) Original marbled card wrapper with leather spine. 1.5" of lower spine missing with corresponding split at the tail of the front joint. Supple, evenly toned pages. With the outbreak of the war, Samuel Preston Moore, one of the most experienced medical officers in the U.S. Army, retired to his home state of Arkansas to open a private practice, but after some badgering, by Jefferson Davis, he agreed to serve as the Confederate Army's Surgeon General and establish its medical department. "In his correspondence to Moore, Davis described the deplorable conditions caused by the overwhelming number of casualties and a lack of Southern physicians trained in military medicine. Moore accepted the position of acting surgeon general on July 30, 1861 and was confirmed by the Confederate Senate in November of that same year. Among the more notable achievements of his tenure as surgeon general was the organization of the Confederate Medical Department, the establishment of examining boards for surgeons and assistant surgeons, the construction of military hospital huts, or one-story pavilion hospitals, and the establishment of drug, hospital supplies and surgical instruments factories around the Confederacy to supply the Army's needs." from Civil Practice to Civil War by The Medical College of the State of South Carolina. The regulations include the specific duties of military surgeons and related personnel, equipment and pharmaceutical authorizations for Confederate military units, and a number of form templates for use in reporting numbers of sick and wounded. requisitioning and controlling medical materiel, staffing reports, etc. Scarce. As of 2016, there is only one example of any edition (the second) for sale in the trade. OCLC shows only one example of any edition held by an institution, and the Rare Book Hub and ABPC show only two examples have been sold at auction.

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        The Vine In Australia .

      Sands, Kenny & Co., Melbourne, 1861. - First Edition. 8vo. pp.ix , [i] ,errata page,[i] + 215 last blank. [195 & 196 blank] marking the end of text and the beginning of Appendix. plus 8 pages of advertisements. Original dark red embossed cloth boards.with gilt title on upper board.Numerous black & white illustration of which 10 are full page.This copy has been expertly rebacked and has new endpapers. Some scatttered pale foxing on a few pages. This is an ex library copy and has a few discrete perforated library marks , There are a few contemporary pen corrections on pages p.38,.p.42 & p.43 very discrete and only one per page. There is also a pen signature of the original owner at the head of the title page. Ferguson 11062. This is the most sought after book in Australian Wine Collecting. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Uppsala, 24. II. 1861. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. In schwedischer Sprache an einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten.

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad From the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Made Under the Directions of the Secretary of the War in 1853-1854 [all Senate issue)

      Beverley Tucker, 1855-59; George W. Bowman, 1861 and Thomas H. Ford 1860, Washington - Quarto. 33nd Congress. 2nd Senate. Ex. Doc. No. 78. 12 Volumes in 13. All Senate Issue. All uniformly bound in publisher's dark brown cloth, decoratively stamped in blind, spine lettering gilt. A very handsome complete set with noted faults listed within the collation, some volumes with expert repairs or cosmetics. [Full collation upon request.].

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        Richard Wagner et Tannhauser à Paris

      Edition of wich no leading copies exists. A small tear glued head back, a tiny lack Length of the first flat, rare spots mainly affecting the margins of some leaves. Rare. E. Dentu Paris 1861 11,5x18,5cm broché

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        A Manual of Military Surgery, for the Use of Surgeons in the Confederate Army; with an Appendix of the Rules and Regulations of the Medical Department of the Confederate Army

      Richmond: West & Johnston, 1861. First Edition. Half Leather. Good to Very Good. 12mo. Complete with 447 pages and folding chart. (Parrish & Willingham 6111) Sound binding. Clean pages. Minor wear to the cover; mostly at corners and along spine. Post-war owner's name (Col Ezra H. Ripple, 13th Pennsylvania National Guard) on the front free endpaper. Lower corners of the first twenty and last fifty or so leaves worn away. Old tissue repairs to the folding plate. "From the outset of the war, Julian John Chisolm (1830-1903) realized that knowledge of military medicine was practically non-existent among doctors in the South. Using the knowledge gained during his time observing the treatment of soldiers wounded in the Second Italian War of Independence (1859) in Milan, Italy, Chisolm wrote and published his book, A Manual of Military Surgery: For the Use of the Surgeons in the Confederate Army With an Appendix of the Rules and Regulations of the Medical Department. First published in July 1861, the manual described how to treat specific types of wounds, construct field hospitals, and manage food, clothing, hygiene and non-surgical diseases. Later editions contained detailed illustrations showing how to perform specific procedures such as amputations. The manual became one of the most popular surgery books published by the Confederates States of America. . . ." from Civil Practice to Civil War by the Medical College of the State of South Carolina. Colonel Ripple served in several Pennsylvania units during the war. He fought at Antietam and Gettysburg and marched through Georgia with General Sherman. He was captured during the night attack upon Fort Johnson and spent ten months in Andersonville Prison until paroled in March, 1865. Scarce. As of 2016, two other examples of this edition are available in the trade. Rare Book Hub and ABPC show only three examples of this edition have sold at auction. Parrish & Willingham located twenty examples of this edition at institutional libraries.

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        Paris dans sa splendeur. Monuments, vues scènes historiques, description et histoire

      Charpentier 1861 - - Charpentier, Paris 1861-1863, 36x56cm, 3 volumes reliés. - Edition originale illustrée de 100 planches lithographiées et de 38 vignettes gravées sur bois dans le texte par Philippe Benoist, Amout, Bayot, Ciceri, Gaildreau, Fichot, Sabatier, etc., d'après les compositions de Ph. Benoist, Chapuy, Isabey, etc. Collaborations littéraires de Prosper Mérimée, Viollet-le-Duc. Reliures de l'époque en demi chagrin vert, dos à cinq nerfs, fleurons dorés aux entrenerfs, double filet à froid en encadrement des plats. Quelques planches détachées, sinon bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrated with 100 lithographed plates and 38 labels engraved on wood cut. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        1) Die Häuser-Chronik der Stadt Erfurt. Geschöpft aus den Archiven und der Magistratsbibliothek, Acten und sonstigen authentischen Quellen. 2) Die Häuser-Chronik der Stadt Erfurt. Theil II

      Druck und Verlag von Hennings und Hopf / Druck von G.A. Koenig, Erfurt 1861 - Bernhard Hartung (Hrsg.): 1) Die Häuser-Chronik der Stadt Erfurt. Geschöpft aus den Archiven und der Magistratsbibliothek, Acten und sonstigen authentischen Quellen. 2) Die Häuser-Chronik der Stadt Erfurt. Theil II. Druck und Verlag von Hennings und Hopf bzw. Druck von G.A. Koenig, Erfurt 1861 + 1878. Einbände der Zeit, 338 + 388 Seiten mit vereinzelten Abbildungen. Beim ersten Band Rücken nahezu lose sowie Papier etw. altersfleckig und mit Knickstellen, Bindung vorn innen etw. augebrochen, vorn ein vierseitiges handschriftliches Verzeichnis einmontiert, bei beiden Bänden Einbände/Rücken beschädigt und stärker berieben/angestoßen sowie Besitzvermerke. - SELTEN. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EXPLORATIONS AND ADVENTURES IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA. With Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People, and of the Chace of the Gorilla, Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals

      London: John Murray, 1861. First edition. With 73 black and white illustrations, including a folding frontispiece of a gorilla (the first ever of the animal) and a folding map at the rear. 8vo, in a beautiful binding of full polished natural calf, the spine with compartments decorated with fully gilt panel designs, one compartment with a red morocco lettering piece gilt. xviii, 479 pp. A very bright and uncommonly fresh copy, much nicer then is typically found, internally a very fresh clean copy virtually free of any spotting, the folding map and folding gorilla plate in excellent order. RARE FIRST EDITION IN THE FINE POLISHED CALF BINDING . It was on this expedition that Du Chaillu confirmed the existence of that "monstrous and ferocious ape, the gorilla." His work is one of the seminal pieces of early Central African exploration. Copies of this, his most important work are especially elusive now in such handsome condition. Du Chaillu’s travels to Equatorial Africa were to an area previously unexplored by Europeans--the wooded region bordering the Equator, in the interior of Western Africa. It was on this journey that he was able to observe the habits of several remarkable species of animals found nowhere else and heretofore unknown. These included the gorilla, and Du Chaillu’s famous engraving was the first published illustration of this remarkable animal.

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        Développement progressif et but final de l'humanité.

      Amyot, Paris 1861 - In-8 de XV-416 pp., demi-basane verte, dos lisse orné (reliure de l'époque). Très rare édition originale posthume qui manque à la BNF et au C.C.Fr. « L'ouvrage que nous publions aujourd'hui a été fait en 1815 et 1818 ; et malgré ce laps de temps il doit, par les démonstrations précises et les nombreuses applications des principes philosophiques de l'auteur, jeter un nouveau jour sur tous les ouvrages qu'il a publiés depuis lors? (Avertissement) ». Caillet, III, 11500 : « Très rare ». Ex-libris manuscrit : « Augustine Leroy 1866 ». [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Richard Wagner et Tannhauser à Paris

      E. Dentu 1861 - - E. Dentu, Paris 1861, 11,5x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Une petite déchirure recollée en tête du dos, un minuscule manque en pied du premier plat, rares rousseurs affectant essentiellement les marges de certains feuillets. Rare. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition of wich no leading copies exists. A small tear glued head back, a tiny lack Length of the first flat, rare spots mainly affecting the margins of some leaves. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Reise der oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857,1858, 1859, unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. (3 Bde., compl.).

      Wien, Karl Gerold´s Sohn, 1861-62 Kl.-4°, X, 368 S., 37 S.; VI, 454 S., 20 S.; VI, 436 S., 8 S., Mit Frontispiz u. 38 Tafeln in Holzstich (meist Tondruck), 2 Faksimiles, 36 teils gefalt. Karten u. Plänen, 5 Notenbeilagen u. zahlr. Textholzstichen. , OLwd. goldgeprägt., Deckel etwas fleckig, Name a. Vors. in Bd. 1., vorderes Innengelenk gebrochen, Buchblock etwas stockfleckig. EA. Bernhard Freiherr von Wüllerstorf-Urbair (1816-1883) österreichischer Vizeadmiral. von 1865 bis 1867 k.k. Handelsminister. Wüllerstorf-Urbair wurde ein wichtiger Mitarbeiter des mit der Reorganisation betrauten Vizeadmirals Hans Birch Dahlerup. So ersetzte er das Italienische durch Deutsch als Kommandosprache und führte ein neues Signalsystem ein.[2] 1849 wurde er zum Korvettenkapitän befördert. Die nächsten Jahre vergingen im Wechsel zwischen Stabsarbeit und Schiffskommanden. 1855 wurde er Berater des neuen Marinekommandanten Erzherzog Ferdinand Max. Ab 1854 war er Linienschiffskapitän und Kommandant der Fregatte Venus. Bald darauf konnte er seinen fortschrittsbegeisterten Herrn für den Plan einer Weltumseglung gewinnen. mit deren Planung er 1856 betraut wurde. Als Commodore der Fregatte Novara befehligte er persönlich die Expedition. die vom 30. April 1857 bis 26. August 1859 dauerte. Zahlreiche Forschungsergebnisse. reiche Sammlungen für entstehende Wiener Museen und hohes Ansehen für die kaiserliche Marine waren die wichtigsten Ergebnisse dieser Weltumseglung (der zweiten unter österreichischer Flagge). Er konnte aufgrund seiner wissenschaftlichen Kenntnisse alle ozeanographischen. hydrographischen und meteorologischen Beobachtungen selbst vornehmen. Für seine wissenschaftlichen Leistungen wurde er u. a. 1863 als Ehrenmitglied in die Kgl. Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften aufgenommen. Karl von Scherzers dreibändiger Bericht darüber. \"Reise der oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde. in den Jahren 1857. 1858. 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllersdorf-Urbair\". wurde 1861 veröffentlicht. unverzüglich ins Englische und Italienische übersetzt und war ein Bestseller. gleich nach v. Humboldts Kosmos. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Reisen - allgemein

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        HOME SQUAD. COMPANY A. SUPPLIES. EACH MEMBER IS REQUIRED TO EQUIP HIMSELF WITH THE ARTICLES ENUMERATED, AS FOLLOWS: AND TO BE READY IN MARCHING ORDER WHEN JEFF DAVIS CROSSES THE WIRE BRIDGE.

      [Philadelphia:. 1861?]. Broadside, 5" x 12 3/4", with cartoon above caption title. One small blank margin chip, lightly toned, about Very Good. A rare comic broadside, with four caricatured soldiers portrayed at its top. "Facetious list of equipment and supplies required by Pennsylvania recruits." OCLC. These include "1 Leather Camp Kettle," "6 Cut Glass Champagne Goblets," "1 Poll Parrot in a Tin Cage," etc. The Head Quarters is "at the Feather Foundry, 4th of July and Plum Streets," and it is noted that "S.C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St., will furnish the above articles." OCLC 145522511 [1- Lib. Co. Phila.], 60951231 [1- NYHS] [as of October 2014].

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        Stamboul. Souvenir d'Orient.

      

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        The Victoria Regia, a Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose

      London: Emily Faithfull and co., Victoria Press (for the Employment of Women), Great Coram Street, W.C., 1861. Royal 8vo, viii, 349 pages. Original red cloth elaborately stamped in gilt, gilt edges, with Smith and Collings’ ticket (usually it is Westley’s or Leighton’s). Backstrip restored, recased with new endpapers but saving the binders’ ticket, internally a very good copy. The text includes seFirst edition of the first book printed by Emily Faithfull, marking the opening of the Victoria Press whose books were printed and illustrated entirely by women. veral contributions by important writers including Tennyson and Thackeray; the illustrations are unattributed beyond “designed by a lady intimately connected with our work” (preface) but as Faithfull’s sister was an accomplished artist whose hand is very evident in the two other books of the Press (Te Deum and 38 Texts) one wonders if she must have had some part in the production of her sister’s first book. Beckwith 10. Fredeman, p. 147 et seq. Amazingly, not in McLean Victorian Book Design or Victorian Publishers’ Book-Bindings. Robin de Beaumont notes that this is the most elaborate of the three cloth bindings he was aware of -- there was also a de luxe leather binding

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        ORDINANCES OF THE STATE CONVENTION WHICH CONVENED IN LITTLE ROCK, MAY 6, 1861

      Little Rock: Johnson & Yerkes, 1861. 128pp. Half calf and marbled boards, leather label, in antique style. Contemporary notation on titlepage, minor scattered foxing. Very good. Ordinances passed by the Arkansas convention which voted to secede from the Union at the outbreak of the Civil War. The first ordinance printed here is the ordinance declaring Arkansas free of the United States: "An Ordinance to dissolve the union now existing between the State of Arkansas and the other states with her under the compact entitled 'The constitution of the United States of America.'" They further agreed to adopt the provisional Confederate constitution, and "the convention created the Arkansas Army, appointed its officers, and gave the war power to a three-man commission. It then wrote an entirely new constitution that incorporated many Whig objectives.... On June 3, 1861, the convention at last disbanded" - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ARKANSAS. The convention likewise set up elections to remove the current governor, who was seen as having Union sympathies. The revision of the Arkansas state constitution is also included here. An important document recording the secession proceedings of the state of Arkansas. ALLEN 409. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 2710. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ARKANSAS (online).

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        Paris dans sa splendeur. Monuments, vues scènes historiques, description et histoire

      Edition illustrated with 100 lithographed plates and 38 labels engraved on wood cut. Charpentier Paris 1861-1863 36x56cm 3 volumes reliés

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        Rostock-Warnemünde, Lithographie, Achilles A., anno 1825

      Achilles, A., 1798-1861 - Lithographie von Achilles A., um 1840, "WARNEMÜNDE VON DER SEESEITE", Blatt: 43x63 cm., min. Randläsuren. Nach Thieme Becker: "Achilles, A., Zeichner und Lithograph der 1. Hälfte des 19 Jahrh. Lithographierte meist nach eigener Zeichnung. Porträts des Mecklenburg-Schweriner Hofers (Großherzog Friedrich Franz, Großherzogin Auguste Wilhelmine, Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm Nikolaus), sowie von Schweriner Künstlern und Künstlerinnen. Diese Blätter sind von 1829-1841 datiert." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO PRESIDENT JEFFERSON DAVIS. CONFEDERACY MARCH [caption title]

      Baltimore: Published by George Willig, 1861. Title-leaf (with lithographic portrait of Jefferson Davis), plus five pages of musical score. Dbd. Early ink bookseller's stamp in lower outer corner of title-leaf. Very good. An interesting example of the strong pro-Confederate sentiment in Baltimore, this piano march glorifying Jefferson Davis and the C.S.A. was published in Baltimore in the first year of the Civil War, probably in the period between Davis' election and the actual outbreak of hostilities in the spring of 1861. The titlepage contains a large, handsome lithographic portrait of Confederate President Davis. The music was written by Alfred F. Toulmin of the Patapsco Institute in Ellicott City, Maryland. OCLC locates only three copies, at the University of Alabama, Duke, and the Library of Virginia. This copy bears the ink stamp of A&S Nordheimer of Montreal, a prominent 19th-century dealer in sheet music and musical instruments. Rare, and an interesting example of pro-Confederate sentiment in Maryland. OCLC 19550242.

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        Poets' wit and humour.

      New York: D. Appleton & Co. 8vo (22.8 cm, 9"). [8], 278, [1] pp.; illus.. 1861 First U.S. edition: "Illustrated with => one hundred engravings from drawings by Charles Bennett and George H. Thomas." The work was edited by a friend and collaborator of Charles Dickens; from Chaucer to Swift to "Saint Anthony's Sermon to the Fishes," Wills's comic selections are delightfully entertaining, and their wood-engraved illustrations equally amusing. Binding: Publisher's deluxe black calf, covers and spine elaborately embossed and stamped in blind and gilt with central gilt-stamped vignette of a cherub dressed as a jester and playing a lyre. All edges gilt. => The embossing plaque is signed with the designer's initials: "R.D." — Robert Dudley. This is an English publisher's binding, most likely done using the English sheets with an Appleton title-page. This work is rarely found in the deluxe binding: The handsomely gilt-stamped publisher's cloth is the norm. Binding as above, showing minor wear to extremities and front cover vignette, original silk bookmark detached and laid in. Volume slightly shaken with text block starting to pull away from spine; this is the kind of volume that wants to do that, and the reader will want to "cradle" it in hand — that done, no worries. Front fly-leaf with early pencilled gift inscription and with a Maine druggist's small ticket. Mild to moderate foxing. => Both funny and decorative, in a publisher's binding that may fairly be called "DAZZLING.

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        The Alps or sketches of life and nature in the Mountains.

      Translated by Leslie Stephen. With 17 plates from designs by Emil Rittmeyer. London, Longman, Green and Roberts, 1861, - in-8, pp. IV, IV, (2), 408, leg. edit. in percallina decorata. Con antiporta e 16 tavole silogr. a due tinte f.t., raffiguranti villaggi, montagne, alberi e scene di vita (la valanga, boscaioli, una festa, un funerale, cacciatori di camosci, ecc.). Prima traduzione inglese, dello stesso anno dell'originale tedesca (''Die Alpen in Natur und Lebensbildern''), eseguita da Leslie Stephen, uno dei più provetti alpinisti dell'era vittoriana e romanziere di successo (il suo ''The Playground of Europe'', pubblicato nel 1871, fu un vero e proprio bestseller della letteratura alpina). Egli fu il padre della scrittrice Virginia Woolf. Ottimo esempl. Perret 398, note. ACL 31. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Woman In White

      Sampson Low Son & Co, 1861, Hardcover (Full Leather), Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition in One Volume. The story is sometimes considered an early example of detective fiction with protagonist Walter Hartright employing many of the sleuthing techniques of later private detectives. The use of multiple narrators (including nearly all the principal characters) draws on Collins's legal training. The novel was listed at number 77 on the BBC's survey The Big Read. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner's annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Previous owner's signature in ink. Marbled edges in good condition. Covers are grubby and the corners are scuffed. Slight bleed from marbled edges on tips of pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & collectable; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 71265.

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        Vorstellung in der großen Königlich Niederländischen Zoologischen Gallerie des Thierbändigers Kreutzberg in der dazu erbauten Bude vor dem Millernthore in St. Pauli.

      Hamburg, Wörmer (1861). Plakat mit 2 großen Holzschnitten. 143 x 64 cm. Außerordentlich seltenes und monumentales Plakat zu dem Gastspiel der Wandermenagerie des Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg (1810 oder 1814 - 1874) in Hamburg. Der Tierschausteller Kreutzberg konnte durch den Erwerb der Tiere aus den Menagerien von Wilhelm van Aken und Anton van Aken eine ungewöhnliche Menge an wilden Tieren zeigen: Das Plakat listet u. a. auf: Einen Riesen-Elefanten, einen Zwerg-Elefanten, 6 Löwen, Königstiger, Jaguar, Panther. Leoparden, 6 Hyänen, Bären, Strauße, Pelikan, Marabus, Lämmergeier, Schlangen, Lamas und ein Zebra. Die beiden Holzschnitte, zusammen mehr als zwei Drittel des Plakates einnehmend, zeigen einen Dompteur mit dem Kopf im Maul eines Tigers, um ihn herum rastende Löwen in einer exotischen Landschaft, er selbst feuert eine Pistole ab. Darunter ist ein zweiter Dompteur zu sehen, der einen Löwen über eine mannshohe Latte springen lässt, fünf weitere Raubkatzen scheinen auf ihren Einsatz zu warten. Derweil betrachtet ein Männchen machender Bär die Szenerie! - Das oben angegebene Motto \"Non plus ultra\" mag bei Kreutzberg und diesem sensationellem Plakat wirklich zutreffen. Von tadelloser Gesamterhaltung! Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Atlas zu Alexander von Humboldts Kosmos. Volks-Ausgabe in Zweiundvierzig colorirten Tafeln. ORIGINALAUSGABE 1861, SELTEN!!!

      Stuttgart: Krais u. Hoffmann, 1861. 27 Seiten, 42 Karten Hardcover Äußerst seltene Originalausgabe (apart) des \"Atlas zu Alexander von Humboldts Kosmos\". Altersgemäß GUTER Zustand. Privater Halbledereinband der Zeit, berieben und bestoßen. Bindung fest. Seiten stellenweise leicht braunfleckig, Text und Tafeln ansonsten sauber. atx Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Mansfield Park

      H W Derby, USA 1861 - New Edition 1861. New edition printed in New York. Book is fine and bright. Contents good. Age toned title page. Bound in three quarter leather and hand marbled boards. More images can be taken upon request. Ref9461 Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lyra Germanica: Hymns for Sundays and Chief Festivals of the Christian Year. New Edition.

      - London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861. 2 vols. small 8vo. Fore-edge paintings of landscapes in both vols. Black cloth, blind ruled, backstrip gilt, all edges gilt, backstrips slightly worn. An attractive pair of paintings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lyra Germanica: Hymns for Sundays and Chief Festivals of the Christian Year New Edition

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861. 2 vols. small 8vo. Fore-edge paintings of landscapes in both vols. Black cloth, blind ruled, backstrip gilt, all edges gilt, backstrips slightly worn. An attractive pair of paintings.

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        The Greenland Falcon (Falco greenlandicus).

      1861 - WOLF, Joseph (1820-1899). The Greenland Falcon (Falco greenlandicus). Original hand-coloured lithograph by John Smit (1836-1929) after drawings by Joseph Wolf from 'Zoological Sketches by Joesph Wolf. Made for the Zoological Society of London, from animals in their vivarium, in the Regent's Park', with text page, published by Henry Graves & Co., London, 1861. 345 x 245 mm. 345 x 245 mm. £395

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        Great Expectations

      T. B. Peterson and Brothers, Philadelphia (1861) - Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition, 523 pages, illustrated, with 34 illustrations by John McLenan; complete in one volume. Original brown cloth binding, stamped in gilt and blind. Light general foxing; cloth worn through at corners, small loss at spine ends; yellow coated endpapers. One of the earliest American editions. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Heinrich Heine's sämmtliche Werke. Band 1-22 in 11 Büchern

      Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe, Hauptteil 1861-1865 (Briefe 1861/73; Supplement 1869). - Band 19-21= Briefe Erster bis Dritter Teil; Bd 22: Letzte Gedichte und Gedanken (Supplementband) aus dem Nachlass des Dichters BR18F4 Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt Ihrer Bestellung bei. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 7700 8°, 18 - 23,5 cm, gebunden, braunes Halbleder, mit goldgeprägtem Titel und Verzierungen auf dem Buchrücken, Einbanddeckel teils leicht beschabt, sonst aber in gutem Zustand [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A TRIP TO PIKE'S PEAK AND NOTES BY THE WAY, WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS: BEING DESCRIPTIVE OF INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS THAT ATTENDED THE PILGRIMAGE; OF THE COUNTRY THROUGH KANSAS AND NEBRASKA; ROCKY MOUNTAINS; MINING REGIONS; MINING OPERATIONS, etc., etc.

      Chicago, 1861. vii,[1],134pp. plus frontispiece, plates, and errata leaf. Original cloth, rebacked. Some scattered soiling and foxing. Manuscript note on frontis. Else quite good. Clark was a Chicago physician who went to Colorado to prospect for gold in 1860, without success. He describes in detail the frontier town and expresses distaste with some of its aspects, such as the gambling, crime, and language. His narrative is considered to be one of the few authentic and truthful accounts of life and travel in Colorado of the day. The plates offer many fine illustrations of Denver and other western towns. "One of the best of the few contemporary accounts of the Pike's Peak gold rush..." - Wilcox. "[Clark's] is one of the few authentic accounts of that year's travel to the Rockies" - Wagner-Camp. HOWES C430, "b." STREETER SALE 2144. CHICAGO ANTE-FIRE IMPRINTS 548. GRAFF 731. WAGNER-CAMP 372. WILCOX, p.24.

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        The City of the Saints and across the Rocky Mountains to California

      

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        Pen and Pencil Reminiscences of the Campaign in South Africa

      

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        Great Expectations

      

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        Charles BAUDELAIRE

      1861 - Charles BAUDELAIRE (1821.1867) Lettre autographe signée à Auguste Lacaussade. Une page in-8°. Adresse autographe. (Paris. 18 mars 1861) Lettre inédite à la correspondance de la Pléiade. « Je me crois sûr de faire quelque chose de bien. » Remarquable lettre relative à son Wagner et Tannhäuser et à la deuxième édition des Fleurs du Mal. « Cher Monsieur, j’irai peut-être vous voir à l’opéra ce soir, quoique je sache l’œuvre par cœur. Demain matin, vous aurez de la copie, et la fin demain soir 19. Profitez de vos deux billets. Car je présume que vous les avez reçus. Je n’irai pas au delà de 24 pages. Je sais compter. Je me crois sûr de faire quelque chose de bien. D’ailleurs je suis sous le coup de l’irritation produite par les malheurs de la 1e représentation. Bien à vous. C.B. Je vous en prie, n’oubliez pas de prier Leconte de Lisle de penser à moi. Cela ne peut pas l’ennuyer, et pour lui, c’est facile à faire. » Le 13 mars 1861, le Tannhäuser est représenté pour la première fois à l’Opéra de Paris. Les longues répétitions et le lourd investissement de Wagner pour faire accepter son œuvre ne suffisent pas à convaincre le public français, qui siffle, injurie et crie au scandale. Tannhäuser est retiré de l’affiche après seulement trois représentations. La vénération de Baudelaire pour Wagner est telle que, après lui avoir adressé une lettre d’admiration en 1860 (« Je vous dois la plus grande jouissance musicale que j’aie jamais éprouvée »), il décide de lui consacrer une étude de fond. Outré, indigné par l’accueil négatif réservé au compositeur allemand à Paris, il reprend son travail, l’étoffe, le corrige et fait paraître, à la Revue Européenne, « Richard Wagner et Tannhäuser à Paris ». Nous savons que les critiques d’art de Baudelaire sont nombreuses. En revanche, ce Wagner restera comme l’unique critique musicale du poète ; ce dernier reconnaissant probablement, dans le refus parisien de Tannhäuser, sa difficile condition de poète et son impopularité littéraire. En février 1861, la deuxième édition des Fleurs du Mal vient de paraître chez Poulet Malassis. Baudelaire suggère à Lacaussade de solliciter auprès de son ami Leconte de Lisle un compte rendu de cette nouvelle édition enrichie de trente cinq poèmes inédits. Leconte de Lisle exaucera ce souhait, de manière élogieuse, dans la dernière livraison de la Revue Européenne, le 1er décembre 1861. Auguste Lacaussade (1817-1897), ancien secrétaire de Sainte-Beuve, fut le « lieutenant » d’Alphonse de Calonne à la Revue contemporaine, avant de créer la Revue européenne. La guerre entre ces deux revues fit rage durant trois ans, et Calonne finit par absorber sa rivale. La collaboration de Baudelaire avec l’Européenne de Lacaussade s’étendit sur une durée de neuf mois, entre mars et décembre 1861. Collaboration féconde et prometteuse, puisqu’elle commença avec le magnifique essai, dont il est question ici : Richard Wagner et Tannhäuser. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Narrative by Major-General John Campbell C.B. of his Operations in the Hill Tracts of Orissa: for the Suppression of Human Sacrifices and Female Infanticide.

      London Hurst and Blackett. Printed for Private Circulation. 1861 - Though written in the guise of a memoir, this is rather a continuation of the long standing feud between the author, former East India Company Agent for the Konds, and his predecessor, the first Agent, the recently deceased Captain S.C. Macpherson. Each advocated quite opposing methods for the eradication of human sacrifice and infanticide in the region. Macpherson attempted to understand and use existing indigenous legal systems and tradition, whilst Campbell favoured brute force and shows of strength. This volume both vilifies Macpherson's Agency and boasts of Campbell's successes, taking credit for Macpherson's work, as well as his own. A very good copy in original cloth. Minor spotting to prelims, inner hinges strained, first gathering loose

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        Civil War-Era Diary and Composition Book, Whitestown Seminary, New York and Ohio

      Blank book. Octavo. Quarter leather and marbled paper over boards. 170 hand-numbered pages; about 115 are written upon, the rest are mostly blank. Edgewear and rubbing, sound and near very good. The first page begins a diary on December 3rd, 1861 with the writer's arrival in Whitestown and continues into March, with relatively prosaic observations about weather, outings, and family; but with occasional interesting local observations, in one case of a fire: "...followed the crowd to the village and when we arrived there we found the Livery Stable, a Shoe Shop and the Corner Store on fire, it spread to the next building...then the Post Office...", as well as news from the War, reports of letters from soldiers, and the like: "We received the account of Fort Donaldson this afternoon which caused much excitement through the School, the Flag was run up and the cannon fired." Although these personal accounts are relatively sparse, they do provide some context and poignance for some of the essays that appear in the rest of the book. A sampling of the essays include (p. 32-35): "The Girls of the Period": We must talk about something, and so must she. And let me tell you confidentially the result of my observations. DO NOT TALK HISTORY OR SCIENCE. They are dull. Talk fashion and politics & woman's rights. The more extravagant the better. In fact advocate every extravagant thing you can think of and you will immediately rise in the scale of her admiration." On "The Consequences of the War" (p. 101-102): "A people having all the latest inventions for human distinction cannot proclaim war and carry it out without great sacrifices on both sides... Manufacturing interest will be dull. Farms will be neglected... if necessary all pursuits will be neglected in order to put down the Rebellion." On p. 140-142, the diarist records: "My First Attempt at Skating." Most of the essays are dated in pencil in 1861 or in 1862, but by 1864, the diarist has apparently enlisted and recounts on p. 144-151 his "Adventure with Guerillas: A Fact," which finds him day dreaming on the Kentucky-Ohio border and being chased by a small force of Confederates before he gains the safety of an unprepossessing fort manned by "a few Negro soldiers," at the conclusion the account is signed in pencil by "H.C. Rowley." Whether this is fiction from the imagination of a student or not is not entirely clear, but the account is prosaic enough to lead one to believe that it is not (at least one Henry C. Rowley from this area of the country enlisted in 1864). Also included is a two-page poem in pencil (marked "Original") about the victory at the Battle of New Bern (presumably written when the author was still at school). The final page of the book is taken up with a list of few addresses, including those of Union soldiers.Whitestown Seminary, previously known as Oneida Academy (and later Oneida Institute) was founded in 1827, but presided over from 1833-1844 by abolitionist firebrand Beriah Green who admitted African-American students, and whose primary focus was preparing followers of Charles Finney to become missionaries in the West. By 1844, financial concerns caused him to sell the school to the Freewill Baptists when it became the Whitestown Seminary. An intriguing diary, we have been unable to find out more about the diarist. .

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        Sammelband mit 248 Theaterzetteln zu Aufführungen im Theater zu Frankfurt am Main.

      Frankfurt, 1.2.1861 - 10.11. 1860.. HLwd d. Zt. 35 x 24 cm. Das reiche Programm umfasste neben trivialen Stücken heute vergessener Autoren auch diverse Opern und Operetten von Mozart, Richard Wagner, Donizetti, Jacques Offenbach, Flotow, Weber u. a. Das Repertoire reichte von Shakespeare bis zu Komödien in hessischer Mundart. - Insgesamt in guter und frischer Erhaltung!

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Turszynski]
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