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        RECUEIL DE TOUTES LES PIECES CONNUES JUSQU'A CE JOUR DE LA FAIENCE FRANCAISE DITE DE HENRI II ET DE DIANE DE POITIERS. Dessinées par Carle Delange et lithographiées par C. Delange et C. Bornemann.

      Paris,, 1861.. In folio gr. (mm. 550x375), cartelletta mod. con legacci (cop. orig. applic. ai piatti) contenente, a fogli sciolti: bella antiporta figur. litografata in tinta, pp. 34,(2) di testo e descrizione delle illustrazioni, con una raccolta di 53 (su 54) stupende tavv. in litografia a colori. Vi sono raffigurati: ?"coupes et couvercles, gourdes, buires, bassins, salières, bouquetier, chandeliers, biberons, aiguières, etc.?"; si tratta di importanti pezzi di maiolica francese detta di ?"Henri II e di Diane de Poitiers?", realizzati fra il 1525 e il 1545. Manca la tav. 38 ?"Biberon - Collection du Prince Galitzin, à Moscou?". Edizione di soli 150 esempl. numerati su carta distinta. Il ns., 60, è molto ben conservato.

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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!

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        Reisen in Die Felsengebirge Nord-Amerikas; Bis Zum Hoch-Plateau Von Neu-Meixco; Unternommen Als Mitglied Der Im Auftrage Der Regierung Der Vereinigten Staaaten Ausgesandten Colorado Expedition

      Leipzig: H. Costenoble, 1861. Octavo. In 2 vol. Hand colored frontispieces, Vol. I; xvi, 455pp. (1)pp ad Volume II; 406pp. and includes the placement of the color plates to both volumes with all plates present but with Humbolt's letter after dedication page. German text never translated into English. Based on Alexander von Humboldt's recommendation and Leut. Ive's own knowledge of Mollhausen, he was hired for his artistic as well as topographical expertise. Ives' party left the Colorado River at a point near the meeting of the boundaries of California, Arizona, and Nevada. Balduin Mollhausen's careful diary and sketches are the first that show both the Indians of the region and the Grand Canyon. Their guide was Mohave chief Irataba who had guided them through Mohave country in 1854 as members of the thirty-fifth parallel railroad survey. Professor David Miller translated Bollhausen's descriptions in his doctoral dissertation as follows: "My thoughts and glances were absorbed by the sublime scenery arranged into a beautiful whole by the master's hand, temples of wonderful architecture, long colonnades and powerful but delicately shaped pyramids, vast vaults, arched windows and gates." (p. 183, in David H. Miller, "The Ives' Expedition Revisited" in Journal of Arizona History (Vol. 13:3). Mollhausen and his companions were probably the first white men of record to reach the floor of the Grand Canyon in what Williams Goetzmann writes was "a sublime moment in the history of American exploration" (Army Exploration in the American West, p. 390). The marvelous hand colored woodcuts of the Grand Canyon both from the plateau and near Diamond Creek are the earliest ever published. While Ives saw the canyon as a "profitless locality" with no use to anyone, Mollhausen was overtaken with sadness as he left what he called "the most grandiose and spectacular of nature's scenes." As he and Ives left the Grand Canyon they assumed no one would ever again have reason to come to this vast place of wonder. Today Mollhausen's field sketches are an invaluable record of the nineteenth-century West and the richness of the images essential for those who treasure what became an inexhaustible place to study in all aspects from its geological and historical record to the subject of a multitude of artists besides the millions of tourists who gaze at its magnificence. Bookplate in both volumes of Fred C. Struckmeyer who was Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. Bound in ¾ black calf over cloth, slightly raised bands lettered and decorated in gilt, outer joints finely strengthened, boards lightly rubbed, dampstain to outer margins of last few leaves not affecting text. . Stuttgart library stamps to few leaves but not plates. A very good set. See [Howes M712; Wagner-Camp 362:1].

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      [Wisconsin, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Alabama. 1861-1865].. Approximately ninety-five letters (ranging from two to four pages each and most with original transmittal envelope), a CARTE DE VISITE of Kirkpatrick, two military documents, and additional post-war correspondence from various correspondents to Kirkpatrick family members. Also includes a typescript of Kirkpatrick's itinerary during the Civil War and copies of typed transcriptions of many of the letters. Some dampstaining and minor chipping, a couple archival tape repairs, with a handful of tears and paper loss affecting some lines of text, but most letters in good to very good condition. An outstanding Civil War letter group from a twice- wounded Wisconsin soldier who experienced much of the Civil War on the western side of the Mississippi River. Samuel Cotter Kirkpatrick, the oldest of six children of James Gilliam and Caroline Newman Kirkpatrick, was born and died in Grant County, Wisconsin. On Sept. 11, 1861, the nineteen-year-old Kirkpatrick enrolled in the 11th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry at Mineral Point, Wisconsin. He was discharged at Indianola, Texas, on Feb. 13, 1864, having attained the rank of sergeant. That same day Kirkpatrick re-enlisted and served until Sept. 4, 1865, when he was discharged at Mobile, Al. He suffered two wounds during the war: the first in the left ear at Port Gibson, Ms., about May 1, 1863, the second in the left breast by shrapnel at Big Black River, Ms., on May 17, 1863. Kirkpatrick married Caroline Mary Ritchey on April 4, 1864 and together they had five children. The 11th Wisconsin served west of the Mississippi in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. The regiment served in Arkansas from March 1862 to March 1863, took part in the Vicksburg campaigns during the spring and summer, and then in Louisiana in the fall. In late November 1863 the regiment was transported by steamship to Point Isabel, Texas. For the next three months they fought in difficult campaigns on the Texas coast before returning to New Orleans in late February 1864. They then returned to hard campaigning in western Louisiana until they had completed their three year enlistment terms in late September 1864. Kirkpatrick had completed his full three- year term earlier that year. Kirkpatrick wrote many letters over the course of his time in the service to family members in Grant County, Wisconsin, describing his life as a soldier, his health, descriptions of the various locations of his camp, and military news. His letters date from Sept. 30, 1861 to July 17, 1865. Several excerpts are presented below, and represent only a small percentage of the excellent content contained in this extensive archive. In the first letter, dated Sept. 30, 1861, Kirkpatrick writes to a cousin from Camp Cairo [Defiance?], Illinois, exhibiting the bravado of a young soldier lacking experience in battle: "There is a bout five thousand soldiers hear now. Up the Ohio River about forty miles, there is twenty thousand more and acrost the river there is four thousand more and down the mississippi at norfork there is eight thousand more. We defy old jeff davis to come up hear and we will give him hell." A few months later on Dec. 11, 1861, Kirkpatrick writes from Camp Curtis in Sulphur Springs, Mo., in part: "I was corporal of the guard last night at 10 o'clock the picket guard was fired upon. One of them came in to camp and gave the alarm. The adjutant...gave the captains the...order for the men to fall in with musket, arm[s] and equipment. The boys fell in very quick, but some of them was scared so bad…. It was a false alarm. The cavalry [had] been out on a scout and fired on the pickets for fun. There is 300 cavalry from Wis., Milw. here now and Larabee [?] is with them. He is in our tent now...he had been in the service 4 months. He is the same old Laraby. 3 of our companies has gone 60 miles down the river to the Burnt Bridge. I was down to the banks of the river and I saw lots of the boys in swimming. That was the 7 of this month...we rip around here in our shirt sleeves. There was a squad of us went out three or four miles...we saw sum purty rough co[untry] and sum ruff gals...things was sober here last Sunday. The flag hung at half mast all day. One of our boys died on Saturday night. He was one of the Mineral Point boys. His name was Mike Bender. We buried him about three hundred yards from the camp…." The 11th Wisconsin soon found themselves facing Confederate marauders. In a four- page letter dated Jan. 11, 1862, Kirkpatrick reports: "We left Sulpher Springs the 10[th] for Victoria 20 miles down the river it is 25 miles back of the river further west. There is only 2 companies left in Camp Curtis...the Eight Regiment is all at Sulpher Springs. They are going on a march...northwest to guard the bridges. Capt. [Jesse] Miller and his company is here with us and the rest of the regiment is along the road to watch bridges. Victoria is a very nice place. It is on the railroad. The cars run from St. Louis to Pilot Knob every day and they make it a very lively little place. Victoria is the nicest place that I see[n] in Mo. I was down the railroad to a bridge with 3 men...a big red fox crossed the creek which frightened us.... We have 3 of Jeff Tomsons [Thompson's] men in our camp...that Capt. Miller has taken. They have taken the oath and have to report themselves here ever Saturday. They was here today. One of them is a boy 18 years old. It looks hard to see them. They are about skeered to death. One of them had his father with him. They said they was forced in it. They was told that they would get 24 dollars a month but they did not get anything not even their clothes. They say that Jeff Thompson's army is more like indians than anything else. One day there will be a lot of them together and the next they will be disbanded.... We had a Devel of a time yesterday. Our first lieutenant and orderly sergeant went out to a little town to get one of their boats mended and...they was surrounded. They drew out their revolvers and told them to stand off. They kept backing off and soon fell back to a bridge where some of our men was and then they was safe they came into camp and gave the alarm. We sent out 20 men. They went back to the town under the command of the first lieutenant. We marched up to the saloon and [they] began to run out and we sirkled out around town and commanded halt which they did. We took 4 horses and seven men and the rest got away. One horse that we took is supposed to be a captain's horse. He is a fine dark iron gray. The rest are scrub horses. It is supposed that there was about 30 of them...." " The 11th Wisconsin settles in Missouri, and two months later, Kirkpatrick sends news regarding mid-term elections: "[March 2, 1862] is lection day tomorrow down here and we started 20 men out this morning abbot 20 miles from the camp. They are to see that every man takes the oath before he comes to the poles to vote. There is another squad and the orderly sergeant going out to a little town called Hillsbur [Hillsboro], the county seat tomorrow...there was 30 of our men went down the road last thursday to relieve some of the Illinois troops. It is 20 miles from this place is called Politte [Potosi]. There is three blockhouses to build where they are and it is impossible for 30 men to go all that work and stand guard...the major [Arthur Platt] thinks that the rest of our Co. had better go down after we all get back from the elction we will go.... Col. Carland at Pilot Knob is getting up a brigade. We thought that we would be put in that brigade...tuesday I seen the most mules that I ever seen. They passed a going to the Knob. There 40 cars and 18 mules in a car. They was a splendid lot of mules. Yesterday there was fifteen h[un]dred cavalrymen and horses...they are a going to join Col. Carland's Brigade. This brigade is going out into Arkansas after Old [Sterling] Price...." In an Aug. 17, 1862 letter to his father, Kirkpatrick wrote from camp in Old Town, Ar., sending news about his regiment and describing the presence of escaped slaves following his regiment and seeking work: "7 Co. out of [our] Regiment and sum of the 33 Ill. Reg gone down the river with the fleet of gunboats. Our troops is in Little Rock at last and the report is that General Hindman is a coming down White River to get our men got in 15 miles of Little Rock the rebels left and...the boats left this morning with 5 days rations. Simple Scrogen [James Simple Scoggin] died nite before last and was buried yesterday morning. He had the brain fever and was a getting along very well...we was very sorry to lose him for he has proved to be a good soldier and a good boy. We have a darkey to do all fatigue duty such as cooking, loading the wagons and cutting new roads...the negroes has meeting every Sunday. Oh Lord how they dress nice with white silk stockings. [If] one see[n] the legs of them [they] would think it was somebody. Oh golly how they strut. The officers don't let any stay in camp without [being] employed. Some of them comes to the general and swear that they have worked on fortifications that beaver seen a fortification." Still stationed in Old Town, Ar., he writes on Sept. 11, 1862: "We have been down the river on another cotton expedition to Laconia it is on the Arkansas side there was 7 Cos out of our Reg and 6 of the 33 Ill Reg. We went down on the Emma and the 33 went on the Starr. Our Co. and Co. K took the hurricane deck...we found 3 acres of watermelon 2 Cos. of cavalry found them and the officers put a guard over them the Captain of the Cavalry came to Col. Hoag and was impossible to keep the boys out of the patch. The Col. went and seen the man that owned the melons and the Col. told him to let the boys have the melons and he would guard his property...we was here thursday a hunting cotton. They had burned the most of it. We only got about 100 bales...we was at several splendid plantations. One in particular it was a very large plantation and splendid buildings and about 200 blacks. The yard was most like the yard around the academy in Plattsville…. things look very dark on our side...[referring to the Antietam campaign] if the rebels gets into Washington it will make Old Abe prick up his ears...the report is that they have had another fite at Bull Run and licked us a very bloody battle. A great many lives lost...there was 4 boats went down... loaded with prisoners for Vicksburg to be exchanged. As they passed they hollered for Bull Run No. 2 and for Jeff Tomson..." In a letter dated Sept. 24, 1862, Kirkpatrick describes a skirmish in which two contrabands are killed: "Camped in 6 miles of Helena, Ark...we have moved our camp again it is a flat country on the bank of the river in an old field…. Six Cos of the 33 Ill. Reg was down the river after cotton. They did not come out so they was coming back the rebels got a battery planted back of the levy and as our boat came up they fired into her several times and would have captured our boat if it had not been for a Ram that was ahead. It heard the firing and came back. We fired into them several times...we must have killed several as...our men [that] could see them thought there was about 2500. They outnumbered us...our loss was 2 men out of the battery and 4 men out of the 33 Ill and 2 negroes…. [T]he fleet is just returning from Vicksburg...Old McClellan's clan was giving the rebels gas in a letter from A. F. Niles and he wrote that he was afraid of being drafted...such men as that helped bring on this war and now they are the last to take hold and help squash it. We are under marching orders...we are ordered to Memphis...." By 1863, Kirkpatrick's confidence in Union victory had dimmed considerably. He writes a long letter describing foraging campaigns, an ambush, and an amputation: "Camp on the Current River, Mo., Jan. 1, 1863.... General Daverson [Union Brig. Gen. John Wynn Davidson] came here and when he came into camp we fired a general's salute…. [W]e have the pontoon bridge laid across the river...and we send out a train everyday a foraging.... [L]ast Sabbath we started out to forage from the 11th and 33 Ill. under command of Lieutenant [Eli H.] Mix of our Reg and the other in command of Lieutenant [Spencer P.] Wright of the 24 Mo. Reg. They went out from the river some 9 miles. Mix got his train loaded and started for camp. There was not corn enough in that field to load both trains. There was another field close by so Lieutenant Wright took the remainder intu the other field and Mix went to camp. He had not gone very far when he heard considerable firing...he sent into camp for reinforcements which was sent out on the double quick...our Co had to go and Co. G...and 2 companies out of the 33 Ill...and one Co. of the first Wisconsin and 2 parts...of 13 Ill. Cavalry...the Secesh had out numbered them and taken them all prisoners, Lieutenant Wright and 21 privates and 7 wagons and all the teamsters...the cavalry pressed them and when they got up to them the rebels was too strong for our men. They numbered between 8 and 9 hundred so they got away with all when the scrimage tuck place. We found 2 men dead of the rebels and they wounded 4 of our men, one so bad that they had to take his leg off. I seen the doctor take it off. It looked pretty rough. We went to camp for an ambulance to haul the wounded...we got started at 8 o'clock. It was pretty dark and a awful road, lots of streams...we got into camp at 11...there is 9 thousand rebels at Pokahontas...the rebels is three times as thick now as they was when we went through heer last spring...our force is as follows. The 11 Wis. and the 33 Ill and 8 Indiana...18 and the 24 and several other regiments enough to make eight regiments of infantry and we have part of the first Wis. Cavalry and 13 Ill Cavalry...we have four batteries. The largest piece of cannon is a 18 pounder.... [W]e do not let citizens in camp without particular business and then they are blindfolded and taken to head quarters and taken out the same way...this war is not turned out as I thought.... I believe that the Southern Confederacy will be established before 2 years...we never hear the Union mentioned now days...the minds of the private soldier is changed considerable in the last six months...." Kirkpatrick's mood begins to brighten while in Vicksburg: "This is a beautiful morning and the old canon is roaring as usual. We haint took Vitsburg yet and I cant tell how long it will take but we are bound to have it. We can hold the works that we have got and in three months they will be out of grub from ther owns mens tales that have deserted and come over in our lines.... It is a beautiful site to knite to see the mortar boats a shelling the town." His mood had improved immensely by July 5, 1863, when he wrote from a camp outside Vicksburg and informed his parents of the fall of city: "I sit down this fine afternoon to let you now that I am alive and the best of all to let you know that Vicksburg is ours. The morning of the third at 8 oclock in the morning the Rebels came over to our lines with a flag of Truce and wanted to make a compromise but Grant said no. I will have it in a few days without so he sent the flag back and comenced firing again and at 3 oclock it came out again and the firing was stopped all along the line and we did not know what was up but we thought they had surrended but did not know it till next morning at 8 oclock and therr was a white flag run up over the fort.... Dear parents it would do you good to hear us cheer. It was the best feeling fourth to me that I ever injoyed." After Vicksburg, Kirkpatrick spends about three months in Texas, at Point Isabel, Matagorda Bay, and Indianola. His first letter from Texas, on Dec. 2, 1863, describes his landing at Point Isabel, and the environment in Texas, including easy access to livestock. It reads, in part: "There was only 4 companys of our Reg that got off the Scott out to the Banks...the rest of our command went to Corpas Cristia [Corpus Christi] 100 miles from here. The military Governor of Texas was on bord with us...he is a brigadier general...his name is General Hamilton.... We are close to the mouth of the Rio grand. We can see the french fleet from here. There is lots of Mexicans comes in ever day with coten...there is getting quite a pile of it here.... We are living fine now. We went out and killed 2 small beefs. Beef is splendid this time a year. The report came yesterday that the balance of our Detachment has taken several pieces of artillery and several hundred prisners. I hope it is so." A week later, Kirkpatrick describes a skirmish with the Confederates: "The first Brigade in our Division had a little brush here with the Rebels. They had a splendid fort here. It mounted 7 large size guns. It is a splendid fort and would bin hard to taken if the rebels had stood but they fell back to Corpes Cristia [Corpus Christi] that is about 30 miles from here but I dont think they will make mutch of a stand short of Galveston. That is about one hundred and 30 miles from here and we cant move soon for the want of transportation." In Indianola in February 1864, and perhaps anticipating his discharge on the 13th of that month, Kirkpatrick writes about his life as a soldier, and about continuing in the military: "The way I look at it, it is as good a thing as a single man can do. I think that I will try it. I have always had my health good and I can make more money a-soldiering and easery [easier] than i can any where else. I can get 17 dolars a month and bord and clothes and $400 and 2 dolars bounty. That is purty good.... And another thing I dont think that the war will last three more years. And as for soldiering in time of peace that is good enough for me. But there is a great deal of hardships that a soldier has to endure and a great deal of danger. But he must run his chance. I have bin in 7 fights and it is true that I had a slight wound but I was lucky.... Our men is busy fortifing Powderhorn building forts and diging rifle pits. I dont think there will be a moove made here for some time proba[bly] next month. We can see rebels ever day out on the Prairie." He spends most of 1864 in Louisiana, variously at Carrollton, Tigerville, Brashier City, and Bayou Ramus. He reports on the Atlanta campaign in a letter from Aug. 7, 1864: "I would like if the war was over. They seem to sold out to the last in the East. It seems that General Sherman had an awful fite at Atlanta. Our loss was heavy but the enemy greater." Kirkpatrick spends 1865 in Alabama, mostly near Montgomery, where he writes his last letter on July 17. In addition to Kirkpatrick's letters, present in the archive is a CDV of the young soldier, with a pencil notation on the verso reading, "Uncle Samuel Cotter Kirkpatrick," a document mustering him into the 11th Wisconsin as a first corporal, and also a handwritten list of officers, from captain down to eighth corporal, of "Tanner's Guards" (nickname for the 11th Wisconsin), that appears to be in Kirkpatrick's hand. He lists himself, of course, as first corporal. Accompanying Kirkpatrick's war-dated letters are about ninety later letters from various correspondents to certain members of the Kirkpatrick family, seemingly unrelated to Samuel. A monumental collection of correspondence for study of the Trans-Mississippi West during the Civil War.

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        Ulysses Grant, in an early war-dated ALS, heartily approves Col Leonard Ross' orders to his regiment enforcing strict discipline in camp

      Cairo, [Illinois], September 17, 1861. 7.5" x 7". "Early War-date Autograph Letter Signed, ""U.S. Grant Grig. Gen Com,"" 1 page, 7.5"" x 7"", Cairo, [Illinois], September 17, 1861 to Colonel Leonard Fulton Ross, in command of Fort Jefferson. Minor partial separation at lower horizontal fold, light soiling, trimmed edges, mounting remnants along verso of top margin, else fine condition.In the early months of the Civil War, the Union call to arms met an enthusiastic and spirited response. However, most of those who heeded the call had never served as professional soldiers, and camp discipline proved shaky at best. On September 16, Colonel Leonard Fulton Ross, who, like Grant, was a veteran of the Mexican War, issued a detailed set of orders to bring his unruly men under control. Of the twenty-one items listed in the orders Ross issued on September 16, 1861 as his men encamped on the Kentucky side of the river, three dealt with the improper discharge of weapons?"a significant problem among young, raw recruits. Article 11 warned that ""The discharging of arms... will be considered evidence of an attack, and the command will immediately prepare for action."" Ross ordered that gambling was to be strictly prohibited; peddlers were not allowed to vend in the camp without permission; and ""drunkenness"" was prohibited and ""the use of all kinds of intoxicating liquors be avoided among both officers and men."" (The Iowa Historical Record, 1888, 4:161-163)Grant wholeheartedly approved of Ross' orders, writing, in full: ""Col. Your orders meet with my entire approval, I hope you will see them enforced."" At this early point in the war Grant had just been appointed to his first command post and had established his headquarters in Cairo earlier in September. Two weeks earlier he had led his troops to a peaceful capture of Paducah, Kentucky, which gave the Union control of the mouth of the Tennessee River. He soon met his first test in combat with the Battle of Belmont in November, moving from Cairo across the Mississippi River to attack the Confederate stronghold at Columbus, Kentucky. Grant?s victory in this fight first brought him to the attention of President Abraham Lincoln as one of the few Union officers willing to fight, paving the way for his future as the Union Army?s commanding general.Ross (1846-1901) would continue to serve in the Western theater, seeing action at Fredericktown in October 1861 and in April 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh. He would be promoted to brigadier general of volunteers soon after the April 1862 battle and resigned his commission on July 22, 1863. "

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      [Philadelphia?], 1861. Small marginal tears repaired by tape, not affecting image; uniformly tanned. About very good. Matted. A cutting political print, criticizing British assistance to the Confederate cause in the early days of the Civil War. The importance of southern cotton to the British economy caused many to fear that England would recognize the independence of the Confederacy, or offer material support to the rebels. Issued a year before United States-British relations would become strained over the controversy surrounding the British construction of rebel war ships, this print displays the northern anxiety over any material advantage that the British might give the Confederacy. The print shows "Uncle Sam," in the guise of Abraham Lincoln in a Union uniform, grabbing "John Bull" (Great Britain) by the scruff of the neck as he tries to escape over a fence. John Bull holds a handful of cotton plants in his hand, and other plants are seen in the right side of the image. The artist has camouflaged several black faces in his renderings of cotton plants. The Englishman's lower legs are made of "Armstrong's patent" cannons, referring to a type of English-made gun used by the Confederates. Uncle Sam tells him, "John, you lost your non-interfering principle, I'll lay it on your back again." In his right hand the American holds a large stick reading: "Principle of Non-Enterference." A rooster with the head of the French leader, Napoleon III, straddles the fence (French neutrality seeming tentatively secured). A scarecrow is seen in the background bearing a sign reading: "All persons trespassing these premises, will be punished according to Law." Hanging from the arms of the scarecrow are the lifeless bodies of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, and Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. OCLC locates only two copies, at the Library of Congress and the American Antiquarian Society. A rare and powerful print illustrating a crucial aspect of Civil War diplomacy.

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        Vollständiger Universal Handatlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile dser Erde in 114 Blättern herausgegeben von Dr, K. Sohr und F. Handtke – 5. Auflage vermehrt und verbessert durch Dr. Heinrich Berghaus -

      Glogau Verlag von C. Flemming 1861 großes Folioformat Querformat,Halbleder gebunden mit starken Gebrauchsspuren, 114 ganzseitige farbige Kartenblätter etwas stockfleckig, die ersten 8 Blätter mit Randläsuren, Blatt 7 und 8 lose – mit der Texas Karte, Texas wurde kurz zuvor US-staat ( Vitrine )*JPG-Bild verfügbar / JPG available / JPG possible Versand D: 0,50 EUR

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      Parker, Son and Bourn, London 1861 - VIII, 340, [4] pp. Original tan blindstamped cloth, title in gilt on spine. Original mat coated tan endpapers. Uncut. Mild foxing of first and last leave very minor bumping at head and foot of spine, further a copy in almost pristine state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Koran:

      London: Williams and Norgate,, 1861. Translated from the Arabic, the suras arranged in chronological order; with notes and index. Octavo (187 × 122 mm). Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, sides panel-stamped in blind, yellow surface-paper endpapers. Spine faintly sunned, extremities very lightly bumped and rubbed, contents slightly toned as usual, but a superb copy, entirely unopened in a remarkably clean and fresh example of the publisher's binding. First edition of "the best translation of its time" (ODNB), the first English rendering since George Sale's (1734), and the first edition of the Qur'an in any language to order the suras by date of revelation, thus drawing on the sequence advanced by German orientalist Gustav Weil in his 1843 opus, Mohammed, der Prophet (Clinton Bennett, Interpreting the Qur'an, p. 10). The translator, a Church of England clergyman by profession, "had a linguistic talent that enabled him to come up with innovative solutions to previously intractable problems. It is easy to perceive the influence of Rodwell's work on many subsequent translators. Rodwell also instigated the practice of partial numbering of Qur'anic verses, providing some help to those wishing to cite passages from his translation" (M. A. Abdel Haleem, The Qur'an, introduction, p. xxvii). Not a rare title in institutional terms, but really rather scarce in commerce, and especially so in anything approaching this sort of condition: a genuinely exceptional copy.

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        RECUEIL DE TOUTES LES PIECES CONNUES JUSQU'A CE JOUR DE LA FAIENCE FRANCAISE DITE DE HENRI II ET DE DIANE DE POITIERS. Dessinées par Carle Delange et lithographiées par C. Delange et C. Bornemann.

      In folio gr. (mm. 550x375), cartelletta mod. con legacci (cop. orig. applic. ai piatti) contenente, a fogli sciolti: bella antiporta figur. litografata in tinta, pp. 34,(2) di testo e descrizione delle illustrazioni, con una raccolta di 53 (su 54) stupende tavv. in litografia a colori. Vi sono raffigurati: ?coupes et couvercles, gourdes, buires, bassins, salières, bouquetier, chandeliers, biberons, aiguières, etc.?; si tratta di importanti pezzi di maiolica francese detta di ?Henri II e di Diane de Poitiers?, realizzati fra il 1525 e il 1545. Manca la tav. 38 ?Biberon - Collection du Prince Galitzin, à Moscou?. Edizione di soli 150 esempl. numerati su carta distinta. Il ns., 60, è molto ben conservato.

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      Paris, 1861. Very good. An important and extremely rare series of beautiful South American color plates, depicting places and characters in and around Bogota, Colombia. These plates are from the Paris series of Torres Mendez plates, issued about 1861, after the originals published in Bogota in 1851-52. There were thirty-six plates in the entire series, of which six are present here. Ramon Torres Mendez received no formal artistic training but in his youth was attached to Messrs. Fox and Stokes, a Bogota print shop, where his skill as a draftsman was recognized. He specialized in capturing in his drawings the activities and recreations of the inhabitants of Bogota. The images here are captioned as follows: 1) "Traje I Modo de Viajar de los Campesinos de las Tierras Altas." Travellers bound for one of the high mountain passes ride mules, swathed in bright serapes. 2) "Indios Pescadores del Funza." Fishmongers carry strings of fish from a mountain lake. 3) "Arriero y su Mujer Sabana de Bogota." A water carrier offers a drink. 4) "Polleros de Choachi Colombia." Chicken farmers are depicted on their way to market with cages of fowls on their backs. 5) "Carboneros de Choachi Colombia." Charcoal burners drive oxen loaded with huge sacks. 6) "Conduccion de Muebles Bogota." Furniture movers carry household possessions through the streets of Bogota.

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        Parkanlage in Rio de Janeiro - Parque da Quinta da Boa Vista ('Quinta Impériale De Boa Vista - Rio de Janeiro').

      - gouachierte u. eiweißgehöhte Lithographie v. Eugene Cicéri n. Victor Frond aus Brazil Pittoresco. Album De Vistas, Panoramas, Paisagens, Monumentos, Custumes, Etc., . b. Lemercier in Paris, 1861, 39 x 47,5 . (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Blick über den Bosporus auf den Beylerbeyi-Palast (Istanbul) Öl auf Leinwand, auf Hartfaser aufgezogen.

       Anfang 19. Jahrhundert. 22 x 30,5 cm. Impressionistisch aufgefasste Panorma-Ansicht des bedeutenden Istanbuler Palastes, der sich auf der asiatischen Seite, etwas nördlich unter der ersten Bosporus-Brücke befindet. Sultan Abdülaziz ließ den Palast zwischen 1861 und 1865 durch den armenischen Architekten Sarkis Balyan erbauen. Der Palast diente als Sommerresidenz für den Sultan und seine Familie. Im Jahr 1935 war der Beylerbeyi-Palast der Veranstaltungsort für die erste Weltfrauenkonferenz, veranstaltet von Kemal Atatürk. - Rahmungsbedingt mit minimalen Farbspuren. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Beylerbeyi-Palast, Beylerbeyi Sarayi, Istanbul, Bosporus, Sarkis Balyan, Türkei, Weltfrauenkonferenz,

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        "A journey to Great-Salt-Lake City ? with a sketch of the history, religion, and customs of the Mormons, and an introduction of the religious movement in the United States."

      London: W. Jeffs. 1861. "First edition in English (first published in Paris, 1860), 2 vols., lg. 8vo, pp. [2], cxxxi, [1], 508; vii, [1], 605, [1]; 10 steel engravings (i.e. 5 plates, 3 portraits, and 2 facsimiles), and a folding map; original purple cloth, spines slightly faded, tops of both spines cracked and with small chips out, bottom on both spines cracked; these defects notwithstanding, a very good, bright and sound copy, largely unopened, with no cracking of the hinges. Flake 6867; Howes R-210; Monaghan 1220; Pilling, Proof-Sheets, 3219; Sabin 64594; Wagner-Camp (Becker), 364:2: ""Remy and ? Brenchley traveled from San Francisco to Salt Lake City in the summer of 1855. After a month's stay they left for Los Angeles, which they reached on November 29, and then returned to San Francisco ? The Frenchmen were fascinated by the Mormons, and much of this book is devoted to the new American religion."""

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        Der Katzen-Raphael. Zwölf Blätter Katzengruppen. Nebst einer kurzen Lebensskizze Minds und der Nevelette: Der Katzen-Raphael von Franz Freiherrn Gaudy.

      Berlin, Schroeder 1861. - Mit 12 radierten Tafeln nach Gottfried Mind. 4 (1 w.) Bl., 28 S. Bedruckter Orig.-Broschur. 28,5 x 23 cm. In einer Halblederkassette mit Rückenschild und aufgezogener faksimilierter Original-Broschur. Rümann 1394; Lonchamp 2087; Brun II, 410. - Die Radierungen von L. Bellon, E. Eichens, F. Hegi, A. Hüsener, R. Reyher und A. Schröter. - Der Berner Tier- und Figurenmaler Gottfried Mind (1768-1814), seit 1780 als Kolorist im Atelier von Samuel Freudenberger in Bern in Stellung, konnte erst nach Freudenbergers Tod 1802 seiner Vorliebe für Tierdarstellungen nachkommen. - Der Umschlag mit einigen Einrisse und Fehlstellen im Randbereich und am Rücken. Etwas gebräunt und stockfleckig, die erste Tafel stärker. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "Glencreggan; or, a highland home in Cantire"

      London: "Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts". 1861. "First edition, 2 volumes in 1, thick 8vo, pp. xxviii, 371, [1]; xiv, 358, [2] ads; 3 maps (2 hand-colored, 1 folding), 8 chromolithographs, and 61 woodcuts (8 on plates, the balance in the text); attractive copy in original green diaper cloth lettered in gilt on spine. The Rev. Edward Bradley (1827-1889), writing under the name of Cuthbert Bede, wrote this extensive history and guide to the peninsula in the west of Scotland. The illustrations are made from sketches and watercolors by the author."

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      Cape Town, 1861. Quarto. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt, leather label. Light scattered foxing, occasional faint offsetting from images. Photographs generally clean. Very good. An early photographically illustrated book, and the first such book printed on the African continent. The volume was made to commemorate the visit of Alfred, Duke of Saxe- Coburg and Gotha, one of Queen Victoria's sons. The book was designed to showcase the colony, which had hitherto been viewed in a less than positive light by the general British public. Prince Alfred was well-received by the colonists in South Africa, and the volume contains many positive facts about the colony's usefulness to the British Empire. The book includes seventeen images by photographer Joseph Kirkman, who was active in South Africa from 1859 to 1870. Some of the images in this volume are photographs of drawings or other artwork, but others do capture live scenes along the Prince's route, including a grand portrait of the African chief Moshesh and his advisors. The chief is pictured seated in the center of the image, dressed in a top hat and suit, holding a cane. The man seated next to him glowers at the camera and is draped in an animal pelt and holds a spear. Four men, all in Western dress, stand arrayed behind them. The images taken from life during the Prince's progress are as follows: [Untitled image on the titlepage showing several men next to a rail car full of large rocks. In 1860 Kirkman and Frederick York were employed by the Government and the Harbour Board to photograph the tilting of the first truck of stone off the Breakwater by Prince Alfred. This is, presumably, an image from that scene.] "Graham's Town, from the West" "The Reception of the Prince by a Burgher Escort near Queenstown" "The Prince's Interview with the Tambookies" "Moshesh and His Counsellors" "The Prince and His First Wildebeeste" "The Prince's Travelling Equipage" Not in THE TRUTHFUL LENS. A rare and interesting work, and notable for being the first photographically illustrated book produced in Africa.

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      Washington, 1861. Manuscript annotations in pencil [by J.J. Young?]. Very good. In a blue morocco-backed box. Provenance: Family descendants of Amiel Weeks Whipple. A highly important military map of northern Virginia, made for the use of the Union Army in the early days of the Civil War, by an important military topographer. The present map depicts Virginia as far north as Fredericksburg, as far south as the North Carolina border, and as far west as Charlottesville, with detail including towns, roads, waterways, and railroads. A statement on the map cites the U.S. Coast surveys and the Boye map of Virginia as sources, in addition to surveys conducted by the Corps of Topographical Engineers. The map was completed within a month of the first major battle of the war, the Battle of Bull Run, fought on July 21, 1861. The failure of Union forces there made it clear that the war was not going to be resolved easily and quickly. Although not named as the cartographer, the present map can be attributed to Amiel Weeks Whipple. During the 1850s, Whipple became one of the most accomplished surveyors in the Corps of Topographical Engineers, leading explorations for the transcontinental railroad. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, "Captain Whipple was immediately ordered to report to the Chief of Topographical Engineers in Washington. There was then a dearth of maps giving any but the most meager of information concerning the State of Virginia, and to him as Chief of Topographical Engineers of the defenses of Washington, South of the Potomac, was entrusted the very trying and responsible duty of making armed reconnaissances to collect the topographical details required. It was hazardous work, in a country thickly wooded in places, where small bodies of men could be concealed with absolute impunity; and the first skirmishes of the war, such as that at Fairfax Court House, were fought during its continuance. The work, however, was successfully and very quickly done, and reliable maps were soon in possession of the Union commanders" (Stoddard). Attribution of this map to Whipple can also be determined by a very similar map, though focused on Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, which identifies Whipple as the source for the manuscript drawn by Civil Engineer J.J. Young (see Stephenson 536.6). That map is in essence the companion to the present map, showing the northern regions of Virginia not shown on this map. The handwriting of the manuscript used for that map and the present map are identical, suggesting both to have been drawn by Young. Interestingly, the present map includes pencil annotations, again in the same hand (see for example the naming of the branches of the Elizabeth River near Norfolk). That this map was done specifically for use in the field is suggested by the hurried process of its production. Rather than taking the time to have the map lithographed or engraved, a sun print process was used to duplicate the original manuscript. Sun printing, also called photozincography, was developed in Great Britain in the mid-19th century to reproduce maps created during the Ordnance Survey. In this photographic process, a negative is made of the original using a wet plate collodion method, which is then exposed onto a thin sheet coated with a saturated potassium bichromate solution and transferred to a zinc plate, coated in ink, and put through a press. The present copy descended in the family of Whipple and includes a manuscript presentation below the cartouche: "To accompany letter to / dated Bureau of Topogl. Eng.s Augt 1861." The name of the recipient is not filled in, suggesting that Whipple kept this copy for himself. The map is very rare, with OCLC citing but three known examples.

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      [Montgomery, Al., 1861. Dbd. Toned, some soiling. Final three text leaves dampstained. Good. In a half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. A rare, early, and extremely important printing of the Constitution of the Confederacy - the version that was sent out to the seceded states for ratification. This printing was done shortly after the adoption of the constitution by the Confederate Congress on March 11, 1861, and includes the text of the Confederate Constitution and the United States Constitution in side by side columns. As shown by Parrish and Willingham, it was this printing that was sent out by the Confederate Congress to the various legislatures of the seceded states so that they could debate the constitution and vote on its ratification. This dual printing throws the similarities and differences between the two documents in stark contrast. Parrish and Willingham mention that this printing of the two constitutions was usually accompanied by a letter from Howell Cobb, President of the Confederate Constitutional Convention, which read: "I herewith transmit to you a certified copy of the adopted by the unanimous vote of the Convention; to be placed before the State Convention, over which you preside, for its approval and ratification. It will be seen that the Convention have conformed to the general wish of the people of these States, in adopting a Constitution upon the general principles of the Constitution of the United States. The departures from the provisions of that instrument have been suggested by the experience of the past; and are intended to guard against the evils and dangers which led to the dissolution of the late Union" (as quoted in Parrish and Willingham). Once secession became a reality in late 1860, the rebellious states had to decide what form of government they would take. As in 1787, when the original thirteen states wove themselves into the United States through a constitution, the South wove itself into a Confederacy by creating their own constitution. In early February, 1861, representatives of the seceded states met in Montgomery, quickly approving a provisional constitution, and then moving on to the task of drafting a permanent constitution. The Confederate Constitution is a striking document in its similarities to - and differences from - the United States Constitution, a subject that has been much studied by recent scholarship. In fact, the goal of the Confederate Congress was to create a document that took the best parts of the Federal constitution, but tried to eliminate its perceived weaknesses. Power was decentralized, away from the central government and toward the individual states. The President of the Confederacy was limited to a single six-year term, and was given a line-item veto of Congressional appropriations. The power of the Congress to impose taxes was greatly limited, and general treasury funds were prohibited from being used to fund local internal improvements. Government subsidies to industry and tariffs on imports were prohibited, reflecting the southern preference for free trade. Also, "the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate states, shall be recognized and protected by Congress and by the territorial government." Several of the provisions of the federal Bill of Rights were also incorporated into the Confederate Constitution, including the right to keep and bear arms, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, the right to trial by jury and against excessive bail, etc. The great expert on Confederate imprints, Richard Harwell, wrote "The CONSTITUTION of the new government is an inevitable selection for...CORNERSTONES OF CONFEDERATE COLLECTING. It is the truly representative document of the deliberations at Montgomery and a succinct demonstration of the political faith of the South in 1861, significant not only for its deviations from the old Constitution but also for its general adherence to it." Parrish and Willingham locate only six copies of this early printing of the Confederate and United States constitutions, and OCLC adds one other. Not in Crandall. We see no copies in auction records for the past thirty- five years, and are unaware of any other copies appearing on the market. An important document in the history of the Civil War and American constitutional thought.

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        [Title in Japanese:] Kankyo shinkan kochi zenshu. [New version of world map.]

      Tokyo: Heishiro [?]. 1861. "Large, folding hand-colored world map approximately 53"" square (map itself is approx. 38"" x 50""), the map surrounded by 158 hand-colored flags of nations, states, etc., with detailed tables at the bottom giving statistics on the world's largest rivers, mountains, lakes, islands, countries and their populations, capitals, ports, distribution of fauna, table of distances, etc.; the map itself detailed with ice berg limits, shoals, ocean currents, and tracks of famous voyages. The whole folding down into a small folio (13"" x 9""), with blue raw silk covers, printed paper label on upper cover; contained in its original decorative paper folding sleeve, secured with thongs in the Oriental manner, with a printed title page laid down as an endsheet, and another printed paper label on the upper cover. The box is worn, with a few small cracks and splits, but the map itself, together with the blue silk covers, is fine and bright, and the whole very appealing visually. Originally published in 1857."

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      New Orleans, 1861. Dbd. Moderately worn, heavier along foredge through first four leaves. Loss of about five words on titlepage, minor spotting on titlepage. Scattered foxing, some leaves loose. Good. In a half morocco box. An apparent variant issue of another 1861 Bloomfield & Steel publication of the same title, that one with only fifty-three maps and issued in duodecimo. Variants of THE WORLD IN MINIATURE... are often named after the popular geographical series by the same title which first appeared in London as early as 1804, though the name appears on various works of geographical interest as early as 1735. The present edition shows all corners of the globe, with specific maps for East Canada, West Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, nearly every state in the Union and Confederacy (without Louisiana, but including California and Texas), Mexico, Central America, and most major nations in Europe. The map of the United States does not show any division between North and South. At the end is a series of historical maps showing the evolution of world cartography. Of greatest importance is a series of maps and plates at the beginning of the text which attempts to show the various weather patterns of different regions of the globe, including Mercator projections that show rainfall, wind patterns, distribution of volcanoes, and mean temperature. Particular attention is paid to hurricane patterns in the West Indies and the cause of earthquakes. A note in the editor's preface indicates all the maps were engraved using the cerographic process, a method of engraving on wax that was far cheaper than copper plate engraving, though it produced maps of inferior quality. The technique was invented in 1834 by Sidney Morse, brother of Samuel Morse. Morse jealously guarded his invention, and he created only occasional maps by cerography until 1850, when he stopped using the process almost entirely. Around 1855 the technique was revived by Jewett & Chandler of Buffalo who used it to produce a few maps, but, according to Ristow, the process went largely forgotten until 1870. These circumstances make the present atlas good evidence of this uncommon technique during its dark years, before the boom in cerography that occurred after 1870. Both Phillips and OCLC note that on the cover of their respective copies appears "Morse and Gaston's Diamond Atlas," though that cover is not present here, nor is it clear that Sidney Morse had anything to do with its production. The title "Diamond Atlas" also appears on each of the similar publications cited below, though only OCLC and Phillips cite Bloomfield & Steel as publishers. A most unusual Confederate imprint and extremely rare. OCLC locates only one copy.

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      Richmond, Va, 1861. Quarto. Original printed boards, later cloth spine. Boards lightly soiled. Contemporary ownership inscription on front fly leaf ("Alice Clemmitt [?] Wilson, Richmond, Virginia"). A few leaves lightly toned, some minor scattered foxing. Very good. In a red morocco clamshell case, spine gilt. A legendary rarity, famed as the first book printed in the Confederacy, and one of fifty copies printed on thin paper (ten were on thick paper), of which twenty were destroyed by fire. "David Fanning, a native of Amelia County, Virginia, was one of the most famous or notorious of southern Tories. His whole Revolutionary career consisted of raids and guerrilla warfare against the patriots in North Carolina and occasionally in South Carolina. He was captured several times...but always escaped to resume his sensational exploits...Full of bravado and vengeance" - Clark. Produced by Thomas H. Wynne as the first number in a series called "Historical Documents Relating to the Old North State." Parrish & Willingham locate fifteen copies. An exceptionally desirable item and leading Confederate rarity.

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        Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Senate issue.pp 131; 154; 30; [2]; 31, [1]; complete with all plates (many colored), two large folding topographical maps, and many illustrations in the text. This copy does not include the two additional geological maps (not included in the List of Illustrations) found in some copies. Original cloth with blind-stamped decoration and steamship design in gilt on upper board. Corners rubbed/bumped, some restoration at the spine ends, spine lettering partially rubbed away. Internals near fine, binding sound, text and plates clean. Brief pencil inscription from James Dixon, U.S. Senator from CT, on front free endpaper. The Ives Expedition was sent to explore the Colorado River and determine the extent to which it was naviagble. Ives had a steamboat custom built and shipped to the west, led his party up the Colorado to the lower end of the Grand Canyon, and then traveled across the desert to Fort Defiance in Colorado. Farquhar (21) calls this report "one of the most desireable books in the Colorado River field, for it is the first that deals specifically with the river itself. Moreover, the illustrations are remarkable...two from photographs represent perhaps the first use of the camera in Arizona, certainly on the Colorado River....Ives and his staff added immensely to knowledge of the lower canyons, especially those now occupied by the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead." Howes I-92; Sabin 35308; Wagner Camp 375; Wheat 947, 948.

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      New York: J.H. Tingley, 1861.. Five pictorial envelopes, each measuring approximately 3 x 6 inches. Minor toning and soiling. Near fine. Patriotic envelope covers became exceedingly popular at the outset of the Civil War, not only for use but also as collectible items. Both sides promoted their causes through this medium, and printers produced a variety of patriotic envelopes, finding a sure and easy market for profit. This complete set of five shows Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln in the boxing ring, surrounded by supporters. The envelopes progress from a cringing Davis imploring "Let me alone!" on the first cover, as the South's supporters dwindle away - in full retreat by the third round - and Secession is noted as being a mere "greasespot" by round four . The final envelope shows Lincoln and the Union victorious. This series must have been prepared very early in the war, because Winfield Scott is still shown as the primary Union general, and the setback of First Bull run does not intrude on optimism. A wonderful set of these collectible envelopes, showing an optimistic outset to the war.

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        A journey to Great-Salt-Lake City with a sketch of the history, religion, and customs of the Mormons, and an introduction of the religious movement in the United States.

      W. Jeffs, London 1861 - "First edition in English (first published in Paris, 1860), 2 vols., lg. 8vo, pp. [2], cxxxi, [1], 508; vii, [1], 605, [1]; 10 steel engravings (i.e. 5 plates, 3 portraits, and 2 facsimiles), and a folding map; original purple cloth, spines slightly faded, tops of both spines cracked and with small chips out, bottom on both spines cracked; these defects notwithstanding, a very good, bright and sound copy, largely unopened, with no cracking of the hinges. Flake 6867; Howes R-210; Monaghan 1220; Pilling, Proof-Sheets, 3219; Sabin 64594; Wagner-Camp (Becker), 364:2: "Remy and Brenchley traveled from San Francisco to Salt Lake City in the summer of 1855. After a month's stay they left for Los Angeles, which they reached on November 29, and then returned to San Francisco The Frenchmen were fascinated by the Mormons, and much of this book is devoted to the new American religion.""

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. First edition. Carter's binding "A", which is the preferred and much more elaborate. With Blackwood and Carlyle ads at the rear (which only appear in some copies). Octavo, original orange cloth. In near fine condition with minor wear. The finest of [Eliot's] studies of humble rural life" (Stanford Companion, 211). "Overwhelming are the glorious qualities which make [Eliot] a supreme novelist in an age of great novelists: her penetrating sympathy, her deep knowledge of humanity, her descriptive power, her lambent humor, the reflection of her extraordinary mind" (Kunitz and Haycraft).

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        Title in Japanese:] Kankyo shinkan kochi zenshu. [New version of world map.]

      Heishiro [?], Tokyo 1861 - Large, folding hand-colored world map approximately 53" square (map itself is approx. 38" x 50"), the map surrounded by 158 hand-colored flags of nations, states, etc., with detailed tables at the bottom giving statistics on the world's largest rivers, mountains, lakes, islands, countries and their populations, capitals, ports, distribution of fauna, table of distances, etc.; the map itself detailed with ice berg limits, shoals, ocean currents, and tracks of famous voyages. The whole folding down into a small folio (13" x 9"), with blue raw silk covers, printed paper label on upper cover; contained in its original decorative paper folding sleeve, secured with thongs in the Oriental manner, with a printed title page laid down as an endsheet, and another printed paper label on the upper cover. The box is worn, with a few small cracks and splits, but the map itself, together with the blue silk covers, is fine and bright, and the whole very appealing visually. Originally published in 1857.

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        Silas Marner

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, with 4-page (2-leaf) advert at front end paper, and publisher's 16 page catalogue at rear. Very Good. Pages uncut, in publisher's original terracotta stamped cloth. Light soiling to cloth. Spine cloth slightly darkened Slight tenderness to bottom corners, bump to center of rear board at edge. Wear to front paste down. Previous owner blind stamp to first page of ads. A lovely copy of Eliot's third novel.

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      Berlin: Verlag Wilhelm Hertz 1861 - 278 Seiten, Fadenheftung, Format 12,5 x 19,1 cm, privater Halbleinenband mit Rückentitel in Golddruck. * Erstausgabe. Erhaltung: Die Deckel sind an den Ecken angestossen (siehe Foto). Sonst ein sauberes und absolut fleckenloses Exemplar. Buchblock u. Einband sind fest zusammen, die längere Schnittkante gut gerundet. Insgesamt sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Travels in the regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the Confines of India and China with adventures among the mountain Kirghis and the Manjours, Manyargs, Toungouz, Touzemtz, Goldi and Gelyaks. The hunting and pastoral tribes. Second edition.

      London, Hurst and Blackett, 1861, - gr. in-8vo, colored front + XIII + 570 p., with 1 map and numerous illustrations, small legacy stamp on first flyleaf ?Guggisberg?, original half-leather, with large corners, spine gilt. Fine copy. In this work, Atkinson continues his observations while traveling in the Eastern portions of the Russian Empire. He focuses on the natural history and ethnography of the region, but includes vignettes of hunting for maral, ibex, bear, argali, and wild boar.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Czech, An Annotated Bibliography of Asian Big Game Hunting. p. 15, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Armeria Real ou collection des principales pièces de la galerie d'armes anciennes de Madrid. Frontispice, lettres ornées, culs de lampe par M. Victor Sansonetti. gravures sur bois par M. Faxardo, sur pierre, sur cuivre, sur acier par les meilleurs artistes de Paris. 3 vols reliés ens.

      Paris, Au Bureau des anciennes Tapisseries Historiées & Paris Chez Didron, (1837) - 1861, - in-folio, 3 ff. (faux-titre, frontispice lithogr., préface) + 39 p. avec 29 gravures sur bois in-texte + 40 planches; 2 ff. (faux-titre, titre lithogr.) + 44 p. + avec 33 gravures sur bois in-texte + 1 ff. (table des artistes qui ont coopéré à l'ouvrage, verso blanc) + 41 planches; 1 ff. (titre lithogr.) (sans les 46 p. de texte) + 40 planches, vers la fin qqs taches marginales, toutes les planches lithogr. magnifiquement coloriées à la main, robuste reliure en demi-cuir, pièces de titre et de tomaison rouge au dos, coins et charnières touchés. 3 parts in one volume. Contemporary beautiful hand-colouring to all the 124 plates (121 + 3 titles). Joints & corners of the binding a bit worn, some leather wear, marbled endpapers, some stains in the lower margin of the last plates, all pages and plates are on tabs. 3 Lithographed titles [printed by Lemercier], 121 full-page plates & numerous wood-engravings in-text. The plates are by Gaspari Sensi; the frontispieces, ornamental letters, and text cuts are by Victor Sansonetti engraved by Faxardo. Complete set of plates of this famous work on the armor and vestments of the Musée d'Artillerie de Madrid. Jubinal (1810-75) also authored important works on tapestries, manuscripts, medieval literature, etc. This work was originally issued in parts (see Colas) and is hard to find complete with the supplement (in our copy the 46 text pages of the suppl. are not bound in).Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Quérard T. IV, p. 433 n° 10. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Arguably the most unusual name ever issued a commission by Abraham Lincoln. He appoints Salmon P. Chase's former law partner, Flamen Ball, as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio. Ball's rare endorsement and signature appear on the back of the document.

      Washington, DC, April 19, 1861. 15.75" x 10". "Partly-printed Document Signed, ""Abraham Lincoln,"" as President, 1 page, 15.75"" x 10"", Washington, April 19, 1861, appointing ""Flamen Ball, of Ohio,"" as ""Attorney of the United States for the Southern District of Ohio."" Countersigned ""William H. Seward,"" as Secretary of State and bears a lengthy endorsement on the verso in the hand of and signed by the appointee, April 30, 1861 as well as ""H. H. Leavitt,"" District Judge for the Southern District of Ohio. Usual folds and light corner creases, one partly separated, light soiling, else very good with an intact embossed seal of the United States.Flamen Ball (1809-1885) was a native of New York who moved to Cincinnati in 1832 where he studied law. Upon graduation in 1838 he founded a law practice with Salmon P. Chase. The two remained in partnership until 1858 when Chase assumed the Governorship of Ohio. His association with Chase landed him the post of United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio in 1861 as noted in the present document. After his old friend became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Ball was appointed U.S. Register in Bankruptcy. A fine example of a Lincoln appointment as President, with an unusually dark and bold signature."

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        Eikan Shiryaku [Concise Geography of the World; in Chinese].

      Toyko Osaka & Kyoto 1861 - 10 volumes, 4to., text in Chinese, 42 folding maps, including 2 colour, some staining to edges, one volume with marginal burn-mark affecting 2 maps and some text leaves, ink presentation inscription to Raphael Pumpelly 'with the compliments of his pupil ' (Raphael Pumpelly (September 8, 1837 – August 10, 1923) was an American geologist and explorer) , original yellow wrappers sewn in Japanese style with printed paper labels, some soiling, one stained. First published in 1849, "Yinghuan Zhilue" is one of the earliest books on the world geography that appeared in Asia. It was compiled by the "Eastern Galileo" Xu Jishe (1795 - 1873), also known as Xu Jiyu, of the Qing dynasty. The present copy if from the second edition published in Japan under title "Eikan Shiryaku" (Japanese pronunciation of the original title). The text of the second edition was converted into Kanji - a Japanese writing system that uses Chinese characters. In the early 19th century Japanese intellectuals developed an interest in the world beyond Japan's shores. In the view of absence of geographical studies by Japanese authors, they obtained knowledge on the world geography and other civilizations mainly from Chinese works, such as Haiguo Tuzhi (Illustrated Treatise on the Maritime Kingdoms, 1876) by Wei Yuan and Yinghuan Zhilue by Xu Jishe, which after first edition in Chinese were often subsequantly published in Japan. Contents: Volumes 1 - 3: geographical information and maps of Asia. Volumes 4 - 7: Europe. Volume 8: Africa. Volume 9 - 10: Americas. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Proceedings of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs, Appointed by Law.

      1861 - An Important Compilation of Records of New York's Native Americans [New York]. Commissioners of Indian Affairs. Hough, Franklin B. [1822-1885], Notes and Introduction. Proceedings of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs, Appointed by Law for the Extinguishment of Indian Titles in the State of New York. Published from the Original Manuscript in the Library of the Albany Institute. With an Introduction and Notes. Albany: Joel Munsell, 1861. Two volumes. [ii], viii, 255; [iv], [257]-501 pp. Three folding color maps. Facsimiles of signatures from original documents. Quarto (8-1/2" x 7"). Later cloth, red and black lettering pieces to spines. Light shelfwear and soiling, chipping to edges of lettering pieces. Text printed in red and black. Moderate toning, half-title of Volume I detached and lightly edgeworn, title page and following four leaves partially detached, map facing title page torn neatly along fold lines into four pieces, all lightly edgeworn, similar damage to other two maps, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, stamps to title pages. * Only edition. Produced to assist a title-search project, these volumes contain an important compilation of records concerning the Mohawk, Seneca and other Native American tribes from New York. The commission was formed to investigate and, in most cases dismiss, Native American land claims during the years of 1822 to 1855. Hough, a scientist and historian, was an expert on the history and ecology of New York State. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Wandtafelwerk - Blatt 23: Heldenplatz.

      k.k. Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei, 0, Wien, - Farbige OLithographie. Wien, k.k. Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei, o. J. ca. 66,2 x 88,3 cm. Mit zwei Originalösen zur Aufhängung. - Ecken fachmänisch restauriert. - Moll, (1861 - 1945), studierte an der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien bei C. Griepenkerl, Schüler und Freund E. J. Schindlers, dessen Frau er nach dessen Tod heiratete (dadurch auch Stiefvater von Alma Mahler-Werfel). 1897 Mitbegründer der Wiener Secession, aus der er 1905 mit der Klimt-Gruppe austrat. Unterstützte die Klimt-Gruppe bis 1912 als künstlerischer Leiter der Galerie Miethke in Wien, organisierte mehrere Ausstellungen ausländischer Künstler in Wien und widmete sich anschließend wieder verstärkt der Malerei. In dieser Zeit entstanden großformatige Farblithographien und -holzschnitte. - Schönes, farbfrisches Plakat. Deutsch

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        Sancti Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis episcopi, Opera Omnia, post Lovaniensium theologorum recensionem, castigata denuo ad manuscriptos codices Gallicos, Vaticanos, Belgicos, etc., necnon ad editiones antiquiores et castigatiores, opera et studio monachorum ordinis Sancti Benedicti. (11 (of 15) volumes in 8 bindings)

      Petit-Montrouge (Paris), J.P. Migne , 1861 - 1865. 11 vols. of the series in 8 gray half leather hardcovers. Text in Latin. (leather rubbed and damaged at hinges, although still firm, some foxing and browning to pages) Although still very good. See picture. Volumes present are Volume I, volume II, volume III.1, volume IV.1, volume V, volume VI, volume VII, volume VIII, volume IX, volume X.1, volume XI & Supplementum (volumes III.2, IV.2 and X.2 are missing, according the numbers on the spines of the bindings they never have been present with this set).

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        The medical and surgical history of the War of the Rebellion (1861-65.).Washington, Government Printing Office, 1870-1888. 4to. 6 parts in 2 volumes, bound (as intended) in 6. With 192 plates plus additional relief-etched figures in the text. Original publisher's uniform green cloth, gold-blocked spines.

      Garisson & Morton 2171; Garisson, Hist. Of Med., p. 504; Sabin 47307 (1 part only, with only 13 plates). Complete set of the first edition (2 volumes in the second issue) of an extensively and very finely illustrated official U.S. government medical and surgical history of the American Civil War, a collection of case histories, pathologic reports and data sets from the medical department of the United States Army during and in the year following the war (1861-1865): "one of the most remarkable works ever published on military medicine" (Garisson & Morton). A pioneering work of photographic illustration, the book uses a wide variety of techniques, some new and experimental, for both original size reproductions and microscopic photographs.With library stamps. Occasional foxing or very minor browning, but otherwise in very good condition . The bindings good.

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        The British Ferns; or, Coloured Figures and Descriptions, with the Needful Analyses of the Fructification and Venation, of the Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland, Systematically Arranged

      London: Lovell Reeve & Co., 1861. 26.0 x 16.0 cm. Original cloth. gilt titles to spine, with gilt illustration to front board. Unpaginated. Approx 120 pages. 66 hand-coloured plates from drawings by Walter Fitch. Spine ends repaired, heraldic bookplate on front pastedown, owner's details on front free end paper, corners very slightly rubbed, occasional pencil annotations to text. Colour plates clean and bright. [freeman 1760].. 1st. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Walter Fitch..

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        THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE COUNTY OF DORSET: Compiled from the Best and Most Ancient Historians, Inquisitionals 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

      Westminster: Printed by John Bowyer Nichols and Sons ... 1861-70. . 3rd Ed. Corrected, Augmented, and Improved, by William Shipp and James Whitworth Hodson. 4 vols. Folio. Rubric 126 plates plans etc., many text ills. Ex.-libris Robert Edward Frederick Tendall, some light sporadic browning, rebound in modern half morocco with cloth boards, gilt lettering to spines, minor wear, spines sl. rubbed. ODNB ?'... The wealth of information contained in the first edition of Hutchins's History, including detailed pedigrees of gentry families, histories of estates, religious houses, parish churches, towns, and villages, together with the numerous illustrations and extracts from documentary sources, ensured that the book was well received, and a second edition was soon planned ... The third edition is the fullest and most reliable, containing many additions on the antiquities, archaeology, and social and economic history of the county. It also includes numerous new illustrations, plans, references, and extracts from documentary sources, reflecting the growing interest in these aspects of local history. Hutchins's History of Dorset became and has remained an indispensable reference book and the essential starting point for any historical study of Dorset ...?' Our set appears to have all the plates and plans but without a listing. The map as usual is not present, (Squibb ?'The Plates in Hutchins' History of Dorset?'), US$26400

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        Explorations & Adventures In Equatorial Africa

      London: John Murray, 1861., 1861. 8vo. pp. xviii, 479, [28]ads. 1 folding lithographed map, 27 wood-engraved plates (incl. folding frontis. of a gorilla), & 46 text illus. original blind-stamped cloth with gilt vignette of a gorilla on upper cover (spine neatly repaired, new endpapers, outer edge of map bit soiled & tatty, tear in map but with no loss). First Edition. Du Chaillu made several significant discoveries during his first expedition to equatorial Africa in 1856-59. He explored the St. Nazareth, Mexias and Fernando Vaz and determined that they were outlets of the Ogabai River. He provided important information on the Fan tribe of cannibals and species of birds and animals, particularly the gorilla. Du Chaillu asserted that he was "the first white man who has systematically hunted this beast, and who has at all penetrated to its haunts." (p. 341) Hosken 63. cfSmith D83.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift. Halle an der Saale, 1. VIII.1914. Gr8°, 7 Seiten, Doppelblätter. Gedr. Briefkopf. 2 x gefaltet. An Maximilian Harden mit der Korrektur seiner Selbstanzeige und über das Zeppelin-Luftschiff: ". Sicher ist das lenkbare Luftschiff Zeppelins eine, besonders äußerlich, großartige Sache, aber doch mehr noch eine große Kuriosität, als eine praktisch brauchbare große Erfindung. Besonders vom militärischen Standpunkt aus ist es praktisch nicht verwendbar. Ich habe diese Ansicht von Anfang an gehabt, so imposant die Fahrt des Zeppelin'schen Schiffes (LZ4) über Stuttgart am. 5. Aug. 1908 war, welche (unmittelbar vor dem Unglüc k in Echtersheim (richtig: Echterdingen) mit angesehen zu haben immerhin zu den interess

      0 - Maximilian Harden, 1861 - 1927, einflußreicher Journalist u. Publizist, u.a. Gründer der Zeitschift "Die Zukunft", gefürchteter Kritiker im Kaiserreich. Sprache: de

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      Chez Mlle Antoinette Tastu. 1861 - Perpignan. 1861. Rustica. 22X15. Prats-de-Mollo. Pyrenees-Orientales. 85p. Spa. Balneario, Termas, Hidroterapia. Profesor Pierre Joseph François Auberge, Doctor Hortet. Este es el libro más completo escrito sobre Preste en el siglo 19. En colaboración con el Dr. Hortet, director desde 1813 hasta 1874, y doctor de las Termas de Preste, Auberge logró una estadística sobre las enfermedades tratadas en La Preste. Enfermedades de organos genitourinarios de mama y enfermedades reumáticas con el agua en el Preste, actualmente siguen siendo las enfermedades tratadas en el spa del Preste. Ref 3.9 Biblioteca TED. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Being his Autobiography, Correspondence, Reports, Messages, Addresses, and other Writings, Official and Private.

      Derby, New York 1861 - Edited H.A. Washington. 9 volumes, tall, thick 8vo, 3/4 burgundy morocco (slight wear), marbled boards. New York: H. W. Derby , 1861. Very good (+). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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