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        [CIVIL WAR-ERA HOLOGRAPHIC NOTEBOOK KEPT BY A UNION NAVAL GUNNER ABOARD THE U.S.S. QUAKER CITY]

      [Various American ports, 1861. 12mo. Original limp calf. Minor edge wear, front cover bowed. Pencil notes and drawing of a woman in profile on front endpapers. Minor dust soiling in text, last two leaves removed. Very good. An engaging manuscript journal kept by "Joseph Furlong, Acting Gunner, U.S.N.," per his ownership inscription on the first leaf. According to David Dixon's NAVAL HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR, Furlong served as the acting gunner on the U.S.S. Quaker City, a heavy sidewheel steamship built in 1854 and leased by the Union Navy at the start of the Civil War. Chartered in 1861 and subsequently purchased by the Navy, the ship was outfitted with a powerful twenty-pound long rifle and assigned to help enforce the Union blockade of the ports of the Confederate States of America. The journal opens with fifteen manuscript pages in pencil listing the "Table of Allowances of Ordnance Stores for 2nd Class Sidewheel Steamer" and other "Miscellaneous" supplies. This is followed by ninety-one manuscript pages in ink titled "Questions and Answers in Naval Gunnery" and consisting of 396 numbered questions and answers ranging from "Q. What is a Gun made of? A. Of Cast Iron Metal" to "Q. What is the charge for a 24 Pdr Howitzer of 1310 lbs? A. 2 lbs." One of the last entries addresses the recipe for gunpowder, here given as fifteen parts nitre, ten parts sulphur, and fifteen parts charcoal. There are no notations or references for the source of these entries, but they read as class notes copied from a standard reference work. It would be another fifty years before the publication of the first BLUEJACKET'S MANUAL, the standard handbook for personnel of the United States Navy. Many sailors at this time were practically illiterate, so the oral traditions and procedures of petty officers were the basis of enlisted sailors' education. Furlong could have gleaned the material from James Harmon Ward's AN ELEMENTARY COURSE OF INSTRUCTION ON ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY: PREPARED FOR THE USE OF THE MIDSHIPMEN AT THE NAVAL SCHOOL (1846). Placed in service only six days after President Lincoln declared a blockade of the Confederate coast, the Quaker City was one of the most active and effective blockaders in the Union Navy, capturing at least ten ships flying the Confederate flag. At various times the ship patrolled the entrance to Chesapeake Bay, Hampton Roads, New York, the Gulf of Mexico, up the Mississippi River, the Bahamas, Key West, Charleston, and more, capturing Confederate ships in every port of call, including Confederate commerce raiders such as the Model, the Lilla, and the Adela. After taking a pounding during its service in the war, the ship was decommissioned in 1865 and sold back to commercial interests. Interestingly, during a trip to Europe in 1867, Mark Twain chose the ship as a setting for his INNOCENTS ABROAD. The Quaker City was later renamed several times and served in the Haitian Navy before sinking off Bermuda in 1871. This manuscript journal is an enthralling read for naval historians, especially of the Civil War era. Naval operations during the war are often overlooked in favor of the famous land battles, but they were no less important in winning the war for the Union. This journal is a firsthand memento of the sailor's life from one of the defining eras in American history.

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        The Book of Nature; containing Information for Young People who think of Getting Married, on the Philosophy of Procreation and Sexual Intercourse; showing how to prevent conception and to avoid child-bearing : also, rules for management during labor and child-birth.

      New York: Wallis & Ashton. Very Good. 1861. An intelligent and liberal explanation of human physiology with nine surprisingly graphic plates (some colored) including intricacies of the sexual organs which wouldn't be publicly available for another hundred years. "The [1861] Book of Nature is unparalleled in the accuracy of the information it provides, and is superior even to many treatises written by and for a professional audience on sexual physiology"--Atwater/Hoolihan 164 (Swann 2013). Also enlightened advice on contraception, aphrodisiacs, abortions & "how to avoid child-getting." Blind stamped green cloth with gilt title and gilt cherubic Eros to cover. Minor moisture marks (see image) & wear, including some loss to fly sheets. Inexplicitly scarce.; 12mo 4.25 x 6.5 in; 64 pages .

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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 Shakespeare bis zu Komödien in hessischer Mundart. - Insgesamt in guter und frischer Erhaltung! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Framley Parsonage.

      Smith, Elder & Co. 1861 - FIRST EDITION. 3 vols. 3 vols in 1 in contemp. purple publisher?s cloth, blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt; carefully recased at some point, retaining sl. darkened spine strip, new e.ps. Trollope Society Catalogue 11. Sadleir 11. The fourth of the Barsetshire Novels, Framley Parsonage was first serialised in The Cornhill Magazine, Jan. 1860 - April 1861. The six Millais plates are not bound into this three-vols-in-one reissue. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        [GROUP OF EARLY LAWS FOR KANSAS TERRITORY, INCLUDING SEVERAL EARLY TERRITORIAL IMPRINTS]

      Lecompton & Lawrence, 1861. 20th-century cloth, gilt leather labels. Some labels chipped, cloth lightly soiled. Library stamps on each titlepage. Minor foxing, some scattered soiling. Good. An extensive run of territorial laws for Kansas Territory, covering the years 1855 through 1861, including eight early territorial imprints for 1857 through 1861. The initial years of Kansas Territory - and its laws - were marked by a bloody fight between pro- and anti-slavery advocates. There is a wealth of information here on the struggles which proceeded the Civil War. The present group covers much of the territorial law, until Kansas became a state in 1861. The individual titles are as follows: 1) THE STATUTES OF THE TERRITORY OF KANSAS.... Shawnee M.L. School: John T. Brady, 1855. vii,1058,[1]pp. Likely published in St. Louis or further east, rather than in the Territory. It is not noted in the American Imprints Inventory of Kansas imprints. 2) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF KANSAS, PASSED AT THE SECOND SESSION OF THE GENERAL LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.... Lecompton: R.H. Bennett, 1857. [4],378pp. AII (KANSAS) 117. 3) LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF KANSAS, PASSED AT THE THIRD AND FOURTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.... Lecompton: S.W. Driggs & Co., 1858. 469,[2]pp. AII (KANSAS) 183. 4) PRIVATE LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF KANSAS, PASSED AT THE FOURTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.... Lecompton: S.W. Driggs, 1858. 398,[1]pp. AII (KANSAS) 184. 5) GENERAL LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF KANSAS, PASSED AT THE FIFTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.... Lawrence: Herald of Freedom Steam Press, 1859. 720pp. AII (KANSAS) 221. 6) PRIVATE LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF KANSAS, PASSED AT THE FIFTH SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.... Lawrence: Herald of Freedom Press, 1859. 233pp. AII (KANSAS) 223. 7) GENERAL LAWS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF KANSAS, AT THE GENERAL AND SPECIAL SESSIONS OF THE YEAR 1860.... Lecompton: S.A. Medary & S.W. Driggs, 1860. 264pp. AII (KANSAS) 252. 8) PRIVATE LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF KANSAS, PASSED AT THE SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.... [Lecompton: S.A. Medary, [1860]. xii,455pp. AII (KANSAS) 254. 9) GENERAL LAWS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF KANSAS, FOR THE YEAR 1861.... Lawrence: Sam. A. Medary, 1861. 35,[1]pp. AII (KANSAS) 287. 10) [LAWS OF THE TERRITORY OF KANSAS]. [Washington: John T. Brady, 1856]. 822pp. Lacks first 48pp., including titlepage, containing the Organic Act.

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        General laws of the state of Kansas, passed at the first session of the legislature, commenced at the capital, March 26, 1861.

      Lawrence, KS: Kansas State Journal" Steam Power Press Print 8vo (22.9 cm, 9"). 334 pp.. 1861 First edition of the first laws published by Kansas as a state. "Published by authority," the session laws of 1861 appear here with the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, Treaty of Cession, Organic Act, Constitution of the State of Kansas, Act of Admission, and lists of state officers and members and officers of legislature appended. Later blue morocco framed in blind double fillets, spine with gilt-stamped leather title labels, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations; spine very slightly sunned. Scattered faint foxing, four leaves with more pronounced spotting.

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        SHO GO DAIMYOO OYASHIKI GOH IN: CERTIFIED EDO MAP OF DAIMYO RESIDENCES.

      Edo 1861, Murataya. Single sheet, color woodblock printed. map, 96 x 68 cm., rebacked, some old worming now mended,very. clean, folds down to 12.5 x 18 cm., in indigo-blue folding. Chitsu case, bone clasps.. MAP OF OLD EDO LOCATING THE HATAMOTO & SAMURAI RESIDENCES A lovely map of Edo, with an appendage at the East portion of the map [31.5 x 15.5 cm]. Shows sail boats plying the bay, the canals and all of the wards in the biggest city in Japan. * Nanba states: "This map, drawn to scale of 1 bu to 20 ken is much like many others of this type in both scale and content. They all originated...from maps drawn by Ochikochi Doin. What distinguishes this map from others is its detailed information on residences of Daimyo, Hatamoto and other Samurai." * The Mon [crest] of each family is clearly shown on residences and on detached villas. Large directional characters on each side, with colophon. The Hatamoto are within the moat, near the palace. Clearly shows rivers, roads, individual wards, important houses, ships ply the harbor, with folded appendage at the East to show the whole of the area. * A very nice, crisp copy, suitable for framing and display. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: NANBA, Matsutaro. ed. et al. OLD MAPS IN JAPAN: see plate # 93, for a very similar item. *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        TAIHEI BANDAI GO SAN KE KATA ON TSUKE: MEMORANDOM OF THE GO-SAN-KE OR THE THREE RELATED FAMILIES OF THE TOKUGAWA CLAN.

      A GENEALOGY OF THE THREE TOKUGAWA FAMILIES [Tokyo ? 1861, - Tokugawa Family]. Stitched blue wrs., verygood, 11.5 x 16 cm., [15] double folded leaves, entirelywoodblock printed on hand-made paper,nicely illustrated withvarious Mon or family crests, seals, insignias, lanterns, Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Lives of Eminent American Physicians and Surgeons of the Nineteenth Century.

      Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1861. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Signed by author. First edition. Inscribed & signed by editor on front flyleaf ('Benjamin Franklin Horwitz - with the kind regards of the Editor. Philadelphia, Nov. 1882'). Former library copy, usual marks. Professionally rebacked with original backstrip laid down, gilt titles mostly rubbed away, first gathering loose, pencil marginalia on contents page only. 1861 Hard Cover. xi, 836 pp. 8vo. Blind-stamped cloth. Frontispiece of Benjamin Rush, A collection of biographical sketches of notable 19th century physicians and surgeons, some fairly detailed (between 10 and 110 pages dedicated to each doctor). Compiled by the author of the first serious history of American surgery (see Garrison-Morton 5795), known as 'a surgical innovator and an outstanding author of numerous works which became classics.' (see Garrison-Morton 5607). 'In his day Gross was the most famous surgeon in the U.S.A. He was for a time Professor of General Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathological Anatomy at Cincinnati Medical College' (see Garrison-Morton 2292).

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        Reise nach Madagaskar. Nebst einer Biographie der Verfasserin nach ihren eigenen Aufzeichnungen.

      Wien, C. Gerold\'s Sohn, 1861. 2 Bände. LVI, 176 s., 1 Bl. / 200 S. 8°, OBroschur Brandt/Kainbacher 131,2. Kinbacher 313. Henze IV, 93 F. Wiener Geschichtsbll. 3/96, S. 147-162. - Buchblock unbeschnitten und teils unaufgeschnitten, Umschlag mit kleinen Stauchungen, tls. etwas altersleckig. - Wie ein Junge erzogen, wurde Ida Pfeiffer in eine Vernunftehe gepresst, und erst mit 45 Jahren konnte sie beginnen, sich ihren Wunsch, Weltreisen zu unternehmen, zu erfüllen. Sie war eine der ersten Frauen, die alleine auf Weltreisen gingen. Diese finanzierte sie sich durch die Publikation ihrer Reiseberichte. Die Reise nach Madagaskar verlief dramatisch, denn sie wurde aus politischen Gründen zum Tode verurteilt, dann begnadigt und der Insel verwiesen. Sie starb 1858 an einer Fiebererkrankung, die sie sich auf der Rückreise zugezogen hatte. Den Reisebericht nach Madagaskar veröffentliche ihr Sohn posthum. Versand D: 2,30 EUR

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        Paris-Neuf ou rêve et réalité

      1861 - VIII-211 pages, 8 Paris, chez Gustave Barba, 1861, in-8, VIII-211 pages, 8 photographies originales hors texte, demi-chagrin noir de l'époque, dos à faux nerfs, Édition originale de ce long poème sur Paris, comprenant de nombreux passages ". extraordinaires ! " (Lacombe). L'auteur le qualifie lui-même, en sous titre, de "grande fantasmagorie, composée de quarante-cinq satires, descriptions historiques ou tableaux pittoresques sur la capitale de la France, vers le milieu du XIXe siècle" ; l'ouvrage est illustré de nombreux bois dans le texte. Un des rares exemplaires comprenant les 8 tirages originaux albuminées [80 x 80 mm], contrecollées sur feuillets forts, réalisées par les photographes associés Constant Duroni et Louis Théodore Murer, "Photographes de S.M. le Roi d'Italie", Paris, 12, Rue Vivienne, et Milan, 11, Corso Vitto". "Le poète a divisé son oeuvre en quatre parties : Monuments et histoire. - Établissements et institutions. - Les maisons. - Les rues." Légers frottements au dos. Lacombe, 1039. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Great Expectations

      Chapman and Hall, London 1861 - First Edition, fifth issue. Three volumes, including the publisher's catalog dated August 1861 at the rear of Volume III. Bound in the publisher's original ribbed purple cloth binding, with ruling and decorations in blind to boards, lettering and decorations in gilt to spine. This copy has the majority of the first issue points, with only a few of the corrections that were made after the first issue. Overall, a clean and attractive set, extremely rare in the unsophisticated publisher's cloth. The first issue of the first edition book, published on July 6, 1861, was followed by four subsequent issues of the same edition, published on August 5, August 17, September 21, and October 30 of the same year. Smith notes that "These first five issues were probably printed at a single impression and published with altered title pages to imply and encourage a rapid sale In all five issues, the same misprints persist." The first issue, which included a print run of 1,000 copies was "almost entirely taken up by the libraries," leaving only a few hundred copies for private ownership. Overall, a beautiful unrestored, uniform set. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CHAMPIONSHIP PRIZE ENVELOPE. LINCOLN & DAVIS IN 5 ROUNDS [caption title]

      New York, 1861. 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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        CHINA AND JAPAN: Being a Narrative of the Cruise of the U.S. Steam-Frigate Powha

      Philadelphia 1861, Desilver. Green pebbled cloth, very good. 448p., 8 color litho plates, 2 maps: Nagasaki Harbor & City,. and map of the Pei Ho River, 12.5 x 20.5 cm. 2nd. edition, a. very bright, solid copy, top edge spine bit frayed, else ok.. SUBTITLE [continued]: and Their Principal Officals. * Written by the late Executive Officer of the Powhatan. This is an important primary source, written by an eye witness to the opening of Japan, by the Flag-Ship of the east India and China Squadron during the historic events. * Covering the voyage to the Far East, Hong Kong, meeting of the U.S. Mississippi. Arrival at Nagasaki, comments on the people & customs there. Sail for Simoda, Mr. Harris, lacquer ware, public bath hoses, return to the China coast. Shanghai, dispatch of Japanese treaty, return to Nagasaki with Minister Reed, trip to the interior, arrival of Baron Gros, Russian frigate. Mississipi sent to Japan. On to Nagasaki Yokohama and its rapid growth, Kanagawa. Great fire in Yokohama, commentary on the "Japs." Comments on Japan, people, customs, plants, animals, geological. * ADDITIONAL CONDITION NOTES: There are two small spots on the spine, one probably a round seal mark, the other a small scuff. The first fly has a small stain, where there may have been a paper tipped in earlier, * BIBLIOGRAPHY: H. Cordier: SINICA:2512-2513, lists only the 1861 2nd. editi n. * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        Bildliche Erinnerungen vom Eidgenössischen Truppenzusammenzug im August 1861. Souvenirs pittoresques de la concentration des troupes fédérales suisses en août 1861.

      J. Dalp'sche Buchhandlung,, Bern, 1861 - Bern, J. Dalp'sche Buchhandlung, 1861. Quer-folio. (32) Bl. Mit 1 lithogr. Titel und 15 lithogr. Tafeln von Franz Adam nach Eugen Adam. Orig.-Leinenband. Barth 25801. - Deutsch-französische Parallelausgabe. Text von Abraham Roth. Die 15 Tonlithographien zeigen Stationen mit Gruppenübungen der Schweizer Armee, die mit diesen Manövern Frankreich, Österreich und Italien mit demonstrativer Entschlossenheit anzeigen wollte, dass sie die Alpenpässe vor Eindringlingen verteidigen werden. - Die Bindung gelockert. Der Einband mit stärkeren Gebrauchsspuren. Sprache: Deutsch / German [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zwei große Vorstellungen in der höheren Reitkunst, Gymnastik und Pferdedressur im Circus Gymnasticus in St. Pauli. - Außerordentliche Culbutvoltige von Herrn Christensen. Grand travail en force par Mr. Fréderique. Die Fischerfreu zu Pferde. Komische Verwandlungsscene von Mad. Virginie Halvorsen-Tourniaire. Außerordentliche Sprünge durch reifen und Ballons in der Carrière, von Mad. Virginie Halvorsen-Tourniaire. Herr Gunerius Halversen wird den von ihm erfundenen und zuerst ausgeführten Doppelbrückensprung produciren. Die komischen Intermezzos werden ausgeführt von den beiden Clowns Mr. Maurice und Mr. Gontard.

      St. Pauli, J. C. H. Hütter (1861). Plakat auf rosa Papier. Blattgr.: 82 x 51 cm. Gunerius Halvorsen war der Direktor des ca. 1860 gegründeten ersten norwegischen Circus; seine Gattin Virginie Halvorsen-Tourniaire war eine Enkelin des Jacques Tourniaire, Begründers der weitverzweigten Kunstreiter-Dynastie. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Leçons de chimie professées en 1860 [et 1861]

      1861 - 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8 Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1861-1862, , 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8 de (4), VIII, 306, (4) pages, puis (4), V, (1), 254, (2) pagess et 1 planche repliée, demi-basane aubergine de l'époque, dos orné de filets, Première édition des deux premières années des conférences des membres de la jeune Société chimique de Paris fondée, plutôt confidentiellement, en 1857. Dumas en devint président en en 1859, Pasteur et Cahours vice-présidents, et Wurtz secrétaire. A partir de 1860, cette société deviendra le centre, en France, des recherches sur la théorie atomique et la chimie organique. On nombre des articles, on compte deux importantes leçons de Pasteur, une première de 1860, "Recherches sur la dissymétrie des produits organiques naturels", et une seconde en 1861 sur la Génération spontanée ; une "Histoire des radicaux organiques" de Cahours ; une "Histoire générale des glycols" de Wurtz ; "De la synthèse en chimie organique" par Berthelot ; "De l'influence exercée par l'atmosphère sur la végétation" de Barral ; une "Leçons sur l'étude optique des sons" par Lissajous ; des "Recherches sur la nitrification et considérations générale sur la rôle des nitrates dans la végétation" de Cloëz ; et des "Effets lumineux qui résultent de l'action de la lumière sur les corps" par Edmond Becquerel. Bel exemplaire, contenant un ex-libris du temps au crayon de papier non déchiffré. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SHINKAN YOCHI ZENZU: WORLD CHART ON MERCATOR'S PROJECTION WITH NUMEROUS OCEAN RO

      Edo 1861, Satoh. Green stained cloth covers, color woodblock. printed, copper etched outline, sheet 1 meter 35.5 x 1 meter. 36 cm., light margin & small center stain, a few old mended. worm holes, else solid, grand size wall map. R A R E. A GIANT SIZED COPPER-ETCHED COLOR WORLD MAP This is a superb example of one of the largest wall maps printed during this period. Of special merit are the 159 flags of foreign nations in color. Sato Masayasu the publisher was a student of Katsu Kaishuu, the celebrated Dutch Scholar [Ran Gakusha].His name appears in the introductory text. * This work represented the end of the Edo period & influenced world maps of the Meiji period. This work is the most up-to-date cartographic view of the world, accurate, with names of countries, cities, mountains, rivers, seas &c. The inside title reads: SHINKAN YOCHI ZENZU. * A choice large wall map, suitable for wall display. Done in the Mercator projection showing sea routes, oceans, currents with all places of major interest named. An important & most valuable historical world map. **** BIBLIOGRAPHY: BEANS, George H. A LIST OF JAPANESE MAPS OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA: LIST Supplement A, p.31, 1861.1. * Kurita p.23, * Kobe City Museum: AKIOKA KO CHIZU KOLEKUSHYON MEI HIN TEN: EXHIBITION OF THE AKIOKA COLLECTION OF FAMOUS OLD MAPS: and is illustrated as plate 34. **** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .

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        POLAR REGIONS

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1861. First edition, AN IMPORTANT ASSOCIATION COPY, previously in the collection of the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge and a PRESENTATION COPY TO THE INSTITUTE by the author's grandson. With a large folding double-hemisphere chart of the two polar regions and facsimile of the Franklin Expedition letter found during the search by Captain M'Clintock. Tall 8vo, publisher's original blind-decorated brown-black cloth, the spine gilt lettered and ruled. xx, 400 pp. The text very well preserved with only some minor expected mellowing, quite clean and the block sturdy. The original cloth chipped at the spine tip and with the lower hinge separated but otherwise quite bright. A RARE ASSOCIATION COPY OF THIS IMPORTANT EARLY SURVEY OF THE POLAR REGIONS. This copy was presented to the Scott Polar Research Institute by the author's grandson. Tipped in is a handwritten note on the Institute's printed paper which reads; "The Polar Regions / By Sir John Richardson / Presented by his grandson / John Richardson Reynolds / 21-06-1932". This is an important early publication on the Polar regions. Approximately half the book is a chronological survey of Polar exploration from pre-Columbian times up to the search for the Franklin Expedition, including fairly detailed accounts of those search expeditions. The other half covers the more scientific aspects of Polar study, including; sea currents, temperatures, zoology, vegetation, geography, winds and ice. There is also information on inhabitants such as the Eskimos, Samoyeds, Lapps and Omoki. The author, a Scottish naval surgeon and naturalist, traveled with Franklin in search of the Northwest passage on the Coppermine Expedition of 1819?"1822. Richardson wrote the sections on geology, botany and ichthyology for the official account. After an extensive career of scientific study in the arctic that led to his being knighted in 1846 Richardson traveled with John Rae on an unsuccessful search for Franklin in 1848?"49.

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        THE CITY OF THE SAINTS And Across the Rocky Mountains to California

      Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, London 1861 - Light rubbing to extremities. Hinges weakening. Small stamp to half title page and dedication page. First and last few pages a bit yellowed. ; Green cloth with gilt vignette and gilt spine lettering. Numerous illustrations and one fold-out map; 8vo; 707 pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Zweite große außerordentliche und letzte Vorstellung.

      St. Pauli, Rüter, 29. Juli (1861).Blattgr.: 46,5 x 32,5 cm. Das Plakat wirbt u. a. mit "Czerkessen - Manoeuvre, geritten von 6 Damen und 2 Herren", "Temposprünge von Fräul. Alexandra", "Die beliebte Damen - Voltige, von Franz Blennow jun. und Fräul. Mathilde", "Außerordentliche Dressuren des Neufoundländer Hundes `Prinz`" u. v. m. Bücher de

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        Handboek voor de kennis van den scheepsbouw, voornamelijk met het oog op het Amerikaansche stelsel, naar de geschriften van John W. Griffiths en andere bronnen. Met eenen atlas van 60 platen.

      Asd., Kraay, 1861. - 2 vols. (text & plate vol.). Large 4to. XI+805 pp. With col. lithograph frontisp. (clipper Nightingale) & 2 fold. tables in text vol.; 60 lithographed line drawings on 69 leaves in plate vol. Index, list of subscribers. Hardcover. Or. 1/4 morocco with embossed cloth covers and a gilt picture of a clipper ship on both front covers, gilt lettered spines. VG/--. (Split in rear joint of 1st vol. closed; occas. light foxing, incl. to frontisp., light browning/off-setting in plate vol.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EAST LYNNE (1861 First Edition in Three Volumes with Autograph Letter)

      Richard Bentley 1861 - Wood, Ellen, Mrs. Henry. EAST LYNNE. In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1861. FIRST EDITION. Each volume has the proper 1861 title page with the verso reading: "Printed by A. Schultze, Poland Street" as, by the second edition, Bentley editions of EAST LYNNE were printed by Spottiswoode of New Street, the Queen's printers. One of only 750 copies published on the 15th of September, 1861. A NEAR FINE set of this great Victorian rarity (light wear to outer hinges and corners). Beautifully bound by Henry T. Wood of London in contemporary blue-green crushed half-morocco with marbled boards, t. e. g., spine with five raised bands, gilt lettering within three of the compartments. Superbly extra-illustrated with three engraved frontispieces (an aesthetic necessary for the binder as the novel was printed without half-titles or fly-leaves). Volume One's frontispiece features the famous portrait of Mrs. Wood by Reginald Easton. Volume Two sports a dramatic frontispiece (possibly from Harrison Ainsworth's New Monthly, the periodical which first published EAST LYNNE in installments). Volume Three's frontispiece, origin as yet unidentified, is engraved by the Dalziel Brothers and illustrates the dénouement of the novel's remarkable plot: a married woman with children abandons her family to run off with a charming aristocrat and, after she is dumped by the cad, the disgraced adulteress disguises herself as a nanny and returns incognito to raise her own children. Further, tipped into Volume One is a two-page autograph letter dated 1877 from the author to a friend regarding the gift of a book and mentioning her middle son Charles (who also served as Mrs. Wood's business partner). EAST LYNNE was the single best-selling novel of the entire 19th century (with a million copies sold before 1901). The first edition is a legendary Victorian rarity, few examples survive. Auction records show only five copies have appeared for public sale during the last 25 years. Sadleir (3333, original cloth), Wolff (7269, rebound). Provenance: Bookplate of John Stuart Groves (whose collection was sold by Anderson Galleries in 1934) in each volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LES PRAIRIES D’OR (MURUG AL-DAHAB ) COLLECTIONS D’OUVRAGES ORIENTAUX PUBLIÉS PAR LA SOCIÉTÉ ASIATIQUE. Maçoudi (Abu'l-Hasan Ibn al-Hasan Ibn-'Ali al-Mas'udi). Texte arabe et Traduction par C. Barbier de Meynard

      Paris, Imprimerie Impériale 1861 - Les trois premiers volumes en collaboration avec M. Pavet de Courteille-9 vol. In-8°. Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1861-1877. Demi chagrin rouge à coins, dos à 5 nerfs filetés, filets dorés, 2 fleurons, plats mouchetés. Coiffes supérieurs et coiffe de queue frottées, nerfs frottés.  Édition bilingue: Texte arabe avec traduction française en regard. Tome I. (1861); XII & 408 pp ;Tome II (1863) ; V &467 pp ;Tome III (1864) ; 464 pp- Tome IV (1865) ; XI &480 pp; Tome V(1869) ; V & 515 pp ; Tome VI (1871)-IX & 518 pp ; Tome VII (1873) ; X & 438 pp ; Tome VIII (1874) ; X & 446 pp ; Tome IX (1877) ; VII & 376 pp. Index général en fin de volume et réimpression de la Notice du Kitab al Tenbih de Maçoudi que Silvestre de Sacy fit paraître en 1810, dans le Tome VIII des Notices et Extraits des Manuscrits. (P.301-376). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NOTES ON SPAIN AND THE SPANIARDS, IN THE SUMMER OF 1859, WITH A GLANCE AT SARDINIA. By a Carolinian (J.J.P.)

      Charleston, 1861. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt morocco label. Boards edgeworn. Early discreet library stamps (properly deaccessioned), remnants of library pocket on rear pastedown. Author's name supplied in ink on titlepage, with two dates written in ink below the imprint. Scattered light foxing. Withal, still a very good copy in original binding. From an edition limited to 300 copies, printed "for private circulation." This is a rare, substantial, and interesting Confederate imprint, describing Pettigrew's travels in Spain and his impressions of the land and its people two years before the outbreak of the American Civil War, one of the very few travel narratives published in the Confederacy. James Johnston Pettigrew is best known for his service in the Confederate army, where he eventually reached the rank of brigadier general. Born in North Carolina in 1828, he entered the University of North Carolina at age fifteen, eventually studied law, and settled in Charleston, South Carolina to practice. At the outbreak of the war he was elected colonel of the 12th South Carolina and was commissioned a brigadier general in early 1862. He is most famous for his prominent part in the attack on the third day of Gettysburg (Pickett's Charge), in which he commanded one of the divisions that unsuccessfully assaulted the Union center. Having survived that charge, he was fatally wounded in a rear guard skirmish during Lee's retreat from Pennsylvania, and died on July 17, 1863. In his pre-war travels through Spain, Pettigrew was much impressed by the beauty of the country and by the sophistication of Spanish culture. On returning to America he felt the need to rectify the prevalent notion that the Spanish were ignorant, slothful, and filled with prejudice against non- Catholics. He privately published these extensive NOTES... for friends who had not had the opportunity to visit Spain. Rare on the market: we are unable to locate any copies having appeared at auction in at least the past thirty- five years. One of the most interesting books published in the Confederacy.

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        HIGASHI EZO YOBANASHI: STORIES TOLD BY NIGHT ABOUT EASTERN EZO. ALTERNATE TITLE:

      [Edo 1861, Bunenkaku]. Stitched blue wrs., covers rubbed,. worn, 3 vol. set, complete, 33+31+34 double folded leaves, 6. 6 maps,40p. woodcut illustrations by Tazaki Soun & Hashimoto. printed by hand on hand-made Washi paper. FIRST ONLY EDITION. THE AINU OF NORTHERN JAPAN, LIFE, CULTURE AND RESISTANCE ! The majority of the illustrations were executed by trhe celebrated and famous Hashimoto Gyokuransai [Sadahide]. His unique technique of showing 'bird's eye views' is legendary. The has been the leading exponent of superb book illustrations and prints. He captures the essence and flavor of the Ainu with great charm. * A famous and important work on the Ainu of Hokkaido and their unique culture. Illustrating their way of life, dwellings, bear hunt, the neighboring flora and fauna, detailed maps of Ezo, or modern Hokkaido. * Navigational sea route maps from N. Japan to Ezo, and through the Kurile Islands. * It the early 19th century, the Japanese traded with the Ainu, in exchange for rice they bought tobacco. Included is a graphic historical illustrated essay of the Ainu repulsion of Russian sailors. * This work is charmingly illustrated and shows the native skills of the, who mastered their snowy and harsh environment. The work is RARE and seldom found on the market. * CONDITION: While the covers are rubbed its clear, this book was a fascinating early primary resource. Manihy of the double folded leaves are split on the leading edge, or are starting to split, there is no damage to the text or its illustrations. Being printed on thin hand-made Washi mulberry paper, this is a common problem. The contents remain clean and solid. The illustrations are finely printed. There is no worming. * REFERENCE: Bartlett & Shohara have cited and illustrated this on p.186, fig.55. * Mitchell p.295 * Edgren no.556 * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        A RESIDENCE AT NAGASAKI AND HAKODATE IN 1859-1860. With An Account of Japan Gene

      London 1861, Bentley. Blue blind-stamped cloth, 350p., very. good, hand-colored frontis, 7 b.w. illustrations, with cop-. ious catalogue of Japanese plants by the celebrated English. Botanist Sir William Hooker, exceptionally bright copy. RARE. A VERY IMPORTANT & EARLY BRITISH PRIMARY RESOURCE This is an important primary source for early British and Americans in Japan. This work was written by H.M. Britanic Consul at Hakodate and Nagasaki. The threat of death at the hands of the Japanese was ever present. Several diplomats & other early Westerners in Japan were cut down by sword wiel- ding Japanese Samurai who opposed foreigners. This excellent and early primary work outlines the author's first excursio- ns to the interior of Japan with Japanese Samurai escorts, a trip from Nagasaki to Yedo to Hakodate. Commentaries on spi- ritual government & priests, temporal government of the Jap- anese, of Japanese Princes & Daimyo and of native doctors, Governors, houses, money, political, importance of Hakodate, the Russian settlement, natural history, metals, rocks, flo- wers, birds &c. With important catalogue of Japanese plants arranged by Sir W. Hooker the celebrated botanist. VERY RARE Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        On the Day of the First Battle of Bull Run, Confederate Ordnance Chief Josiah Gorgas Orders Equipment for 100,000 Troops

      1861 - Manuscript Letter Signed, to Ira R. Foster. Richmond, Va., July 21, 1861. 1 p., 8 x 9 3/4 in. Complete Transcript General I have received your Letter of the 17" inst, and in reply would say that you may ratify the contract with Harris & Thrasher at $4.75. They must be cautioned however as to the quality of the articles furnished. The sample they exhibited here was the very best we had seen and made me anxious to get accoutrements of them. I think the Shoulder belts cost us here from 70 to 75 cents.It is necessary for us to have some sets separate from the Knapsacks as most troops arrive with Knapsacks. You may extend your contracts in Georgia if you can do so, on favorable terms, to One hundred thousand sets, including Knapsacks, to be delivered within six months. I am, sir, very respectfully,/ Your Obt Serv J. Gorgas/ Major & Chief or OrdsTo Gen'l Ira, R. FosterQr Mr Gen'l; Ga Army.Atlanta Georgia On verso: In Reference to Thrashers Contract Historical Background Josiah Gorgas (1818 - 1883) was born in Pennsylvania. He entered West Point in 1837 and graduated sixth in his class four years later. He was commissioned a second lieutenant of ordnance and served at the Watervliet (N.Y.) and Detroit arsenals. Gorgas served in the Mexican War under General Winfield Scott. He was transferred to Mobile, Alabama, where he met Amelia Gayle, the sister of the arsenal's surgeon and daughter of a former Alabama governor. Her family played a major role in his political and social thought, but he resigned his commission in the regular army as much for personal feelings as political leanings. While friends encouraged him, his wife recommended against joining the Confederate army. His final decision to join marked a permanent break with his family in Pennsylvania.On General P.G.T. Beauregard's recommendation, Jefferson Davis appointed Gorgas Chief of Ordnance, although he was the only ordnance officer available to the Confederacy at the time. He set to work to rectify the huge disparity of arms and industrial production in the South. At the beginning of the war, 90% of the South's arms were imported. Gorgas's programs to build armories, iron foundries, and powder works, along with railroad improvements, general salvage and resource recovery allowed the South to literally turn "plowshares into swords." By 1863, the South was self-sufficient in military hardware. After the war, Gorgas served briefly as president of the University of Alabama. Condition Fine

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        JAPAN, THE AMOOR, AND THE PACIFIC: With Notices of Other Places, Comprised in a

      London 1861, Smith. First Edition. Green blind stamped cloth. 405p., 8 b.w. tinted lithographs, solid, tight, nice copy,. complete, 14 x 22.5 cm., in original cloth.. !! THE AUTHOR'S SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY !! FIRST EDITION. This is an exceptionally rare primary source by the Russians on Japan and China, and South-East Asia. . An early Russian visit to a little-known Japan, and the Kuriles [Hokkaido area] territory later ceded to ussia at the mouth of the Amoor River. * SOUTH-EAST ASIA: The author's personal account a voyage to the Dutch East Indies, Indonesia, tropical forests, Simon's Bay, Batavia, Malayas & Chinese, gambling, opium, secret societies, Singapore. On to Manila, Tegals, houses, dress, women, customs, gambling, mines & minerals. * CHINA: Hong Kong, Shanghai, on to Nagasaki. * JAPAN: Nagasaki, Life in Japan, Christian religion, the Dutch, Portuguese, appearance of the people, women, public nude mixed bathing. . Yesso [Hokkaido], Hakodadi, Kanagawa, Yokohama, prostitutes, landing in Yedo. Murder of Russian officer & sailor, Ainos or Hairy Kuriles, Sagalien Island, mouth of the Amoor, Russian colonies, border with Japan, Siberian forests, animals . SOUTH PACIFIC To Hawaii and observations on the natives, Tahiti, Moria *** With 16p. publisher's catalogue at the end. *** REFERENCES: H. Cordier: JAPONICA 553 *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH .

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        The Chinese Classics: with a Translation, Critical and Exegetical Notes, Prolegomena and Copious Indexes. By James Legge, D. D. Volume II. The Works of Mencius

      Hongkong: At the Author's/London: Trubner & Co., 1861, - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 25*17.7*5.3cm, wt:1.4kg, viii+128p+497p. Ex-library with a few markings, appears later rebound with firm binding, pages slightly tanned, otherwise a very good copy. Text in English and Chinese. Volumes II only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A diagram of Oregon

      Senate 37th congress second session, USA 1861 - Size : 436x582 (mm), 17.125x22.875 (Inches), Hand Colored Very good, mounted on acid free canves for long term perservation

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        Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica Juridica Moralis Theologica nec non Ascetica Polemica Rubricistica Historica. Editio novissima mendis expurgata .

      Apud Migne 1861-1863, Paris - Tagli colorati XLVIII + 688 780 674 708 620 854 882 802 p. 8 voll in-4 p.pelle edit cordonata titoli oro ai dorsi

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        PROVISIONAL AND PERMANENT CONSTITUTIONS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES. [with:] ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, HELD AT MONTGOMERY, ALA. [with:] ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, HELD AT MONTGOMERY, ALA. [with:] ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, HELD AT MONTGOMERY, ALA

      Richmond, 1861. Modern three-quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Scattered foxing and toning. About very good. An important collection of early Confederate laws, bringing together early printings of the provisional and permanent Confederate constitutions, as well as the acts and laws of the first three sessions of the Confederate Provisional Congress, all of which convened in 1861. Within the proceedings of the first three sessions of the Provisional Congress will be found a great number of acts that established the structure of the government of the Confederate States of America, giving us an excellent understanding of how the Confederacy functioned as a governmental entity. Among the acts are those establishing the Department of War, the Army and Navy, the Post Office, courts, Justice Department, providing for an Executive Mansion, and establishing free navigation of the Mississippi River. Other acts formally bring states (such as Texas) into the Confederacy, address issues of tariffs, counterfeiting, the treatment of prisoners of war, and the powers of the president, set up an official printing office, and much more.

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        Remarks on Mr. Motley's Letter in the London Times on the War in America

      Charleston: Steam Power Press of Evans & Cogswell, 1861. First Edition. Wraps. Very good. 8vo. 23pp. Original printed wraps. Period ink inscription "Major Beard from D D(?) Md" at top of front wrap. Light toning to contents. The author writes under a latin verse page 3, "The lines, freely translated, may mean: The Northern States have invaded the South with fire and sword, and England, alas! gives the assailants neither men, money, nor sympathy." Parrish and Willingham did not cite an author. Other sources cite Grayson as the author. Parrish & Willingham 5772.

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        SHO GO DAIMYOO OYASHIKI GOH IN: CERTIFIED EDO MAP OF DAIMYO RESIDENCES.

      MAP OF OLD EDO LOCATING THE HATAMOTO & SAMURAI RESIDENCES Edo 1861, - Murataya. Single sheet, color woodblock printedmap, 96 x 68 cm., rebacked, some old worming now mended,veryclean, folds down to 12.5 x 18 cm., in indigo-blue foldingChitsu case, bone clasps. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2016Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Staff and Officers of the Putnam Phalanx As Originally Constituted

      [Hartford]: Bingham, Dodd & Co, 1861. Hand-coloured lithograph. Condition: very good except for several skilfully repaired tears into image and losses in bottom margin that have been in-filled and the title fac-similed where necessary. Marvellous, extremely rare group portrait of a commemorative battalion of prominent Hartford citizens This very unusual print commemorates a patriotic organization in Connecticut that was formed in anticipation of hostilities with the South. The organization began in 1858, naming itself after the leading Revolutionary War general to have come from Connecticut, Israel Putnam. Putnam had a flare for sayings and actions that make for military legend: he is said to have left his horse and plow mid-field upon hearing that war had broken out in Massachusetts, and he is the man who advised troops not to shoot until they could see the whites of their enemy's eyes. Though brave and inspiring, he was however not a good commander, and Washington found he could not rely on him. His career is curiously appropriate to his namesake Phalanx, a group clearly more willing than able to fight the impending war. The clearly delineated faces of the Staff and Officers were probably taken from daguerreotypes of the individuals and it is these that give the print its almost bizarre fascination. The officers are dressed in a stylized Revolutionary War uniform, and in this attire the group attended parades and rallies around New England. The Putnam Phalanx, as a spur to enlistment, undoubtedly commissioned this print, which is unrecorded and clearly very rare.

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        History of the Greek Revolution.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861 - 2 volumes octavo. Original ox-blood linen-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, panels in blind to the boards, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, spines sunned and slightly soiled, a little chipping head of the spines, else a very good set. Folding coloured map to volume I. First edition. Blackmer Catalogue 1941 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph note ('C.D.') trimmed from an undated and apparently unpublished letter to Edward Bulwer Lytton, mounted with two related pieces.

      - Correspondence between Dickens, Bulwer Lytton and (William) Charles Mark Kent, writer and journalist, concerning Kent's forthcoming collection of poetry. The note from Edward Bulwer Lytton to Kent of 21 November 1861 reads:'My dear K, I wrote to ask Dickens to subscribe to your poems and enclose his answer.'The envelope addressed by Lytton to Kent, which probably contained his note, and is now inlaid below Dickens's postscript, bears the postal cancellation of Ventnor [Isle of Wight], dated 21 November 1861.Dickens's postscript, complete in itself, reads:'Kent is an excellent fellow. And if you will give him my name as a subscriber for 2 copies, it will make the name worth 4 ?.'Kent (1823-1902) was a writer and journalist who became editor of a liberal evening newspaper The Sun in 1845 when only 22 years old. It was one of the first journals to publish book reviews and he was a prolific contributor to these. It was through his review of Dombey and Son that he first met Charles Dickens who had written asking the editor to express his 'warmest acknowledgements and thanks' to the reviewer, marking the beginning of a lifelong friendship. He made regular contributions to Dickens's Household Words and All the Year Round. Kent mixed in a wide literary circle; as well as Dickens, he was friends with Leigh Hunt, the first and second Lord Lytton, Robert Browning, Wilkie Collins and Matthew Arnold among others. The poems referred to in this correspondence were a collection that Kent had contributed to the New Monthly Magazine which were published as Dreamland, or, Poets in their Haunts (1862) and dedicated to Bulwer Lytton.A letter from Dickens to Bulwer Lytton of 20 November 1861 is published in The Letters of Charles Dickens, Oxford 1997, vol. 9, p. 509, evidently not the letter from which this postscript is derived. Dickens wrote to Kent directly on 19 December 1861, warmly offering his support for his book ('If I can serve your book in any way, of course I will do it and joyfully.') (ibid, p. 545). [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Yacht "Maria" 216 Tons: Modelled by R. L. Stevens Esq. Built by Mr. Capes 1844 and Owned by Messes JC. RL. & E.A.Stevens of Hoboken, N.J. To E.A. Stevens ... this Print is with permission respectfully dedicated

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1861. Hand-coloured lithograph by Charles Parsons (signature in image). Expert marginal repairs. Sheet size: 22 1/2 x 32 inches. Image size: 17 1/2 x 27 1/4 inches. A magnificent Currier & Ives portrait of one of the premier yachts in the New York Yacht Club: the yacht that beat the "America" in her speed trials The Stevens brothers listed in the title were members of a prominent American family, their father had served in the American Revolution. John Cox Stevens was one of the founding members of the New York Yacht Club, the first Commodore and one of five sponsors of the "America", the yacht that went to England in 1851 and won the race thereafter known as the America's Cup Race. His brother Robert L. Stevens designed the "Maria", which beat the "America" during the series of speed trial races to Sandy Hook, prior to the latter's epoch-making trip to England. The "Maria" was one of the most beautiful yachts in an era of exceptionally beautiful boats: an icon amongst American yachts. It was estimated that the Stevens spent a total of $100,000 on experiments and alterations involving Maria in the 22 years that she was in the family. A 1914 article in the New York Times described her as "a scientific racing machine, the first of her kind" (cf. NYT, 17 May 1914). Conningham 6805; Gale 7360.

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        Map of the Vicinity of Philadelphia From actual surveys by D.J. Lake and S.N. Beers Assisted by F.W. Beers, L.B. Lake and D.G. Beers

      Philadelphia: J.E. Gillette & Co. publishers, 1861. Lithographed folding wall map, hand-coloured in outline, in 36 sections backed onto linen (87 4/5 x 65 3/4 inches overall), edged with pink linen ribbon, contemporary metal rings through cloth hoops sewn along upper margin of map. Contained in a recent red two-fold chemise, all within a recent red morocco-backed cloth slipcase, lettered and dated in gilt on the 'spine'. A rare and finely-detailed magnificent large scale map of Philadelphia and surrounding country, and a fascinating picture of Philadelphia after the Consolidation Act of 1854. The map incorporates a decorative title, an inset general plan of Philadelphia, with an extensive index of businesses and services, with inset details of boroughs and townships (with properties and ownerships indicated) the whole within a decorative border of scrolling fruit, vines, and leaves. Philadelphia had been until 1830 the second largest city in the Union, when it was exceeded in size by Baltimore as well as New York. The Consolidation Act, passed by the state legislature, extended the cities boundaries to include all of Philadelphia county, and in 1860, the city was again able to claim to be the Union's second city. This map was drawn up after the census of 1860, and, in addition to comprehensive street plan of the city of Philadelphia, includes all the 15 boroughs and townships incorporated in 1854 (Somerton, Haddington, Whitehall, Bustleton, Fox Chase, Germantown, Bridesburg, Frankford, Kenderton, Manayunk, Falls of Schuylkill, Hestonville, Tacony, Holmesburg and Paschallville), each with accompanying directories, some adjacent, but most integral with the plans themselves. D. J. Lake and S. N. Beers, who had trained under J. H. French, were assisted in the execution of this map by Lamson Lake and Silas and Frederick Beers. Phillips, Maps and Views of Philadelphia , 429; Phillips, America , p. 706 (variant issue); Rumsey 2903 (suggests 8 variant issues); Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers , p. 397.

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        Exposé d'un moyen de définir et de nommer les couleurs d'après une méthode précise et expérimentale avec l'application de ce moyen à la définition et à la dénomination des couleurs d'un grand nombre de corps naturels et de produits artificiels

      1861 - 2 volumes brochés, soit : un Paris, F. Didot Frères, 1861, , 2 volumes brochés, soit : un volume de texte fort in-4, [6]-LXXIII-944 pages (pages 1 à 8 en doublon) ; et un atlas in-folio de 15 planches, , Première édition, telle que parue dans les Mémoires de l'Académie des sciences, sous couvertures bleues d'origine. Exemplaires non coupés. Cet ouvrage est le plus rare de tous ceux que l'auteur a consacré à la théorie des contrastes des couleurs. L'atlas se compose de 15 planches, soit une planche en noir (avec une partie mobile) et 14 planches en couleur, dont une dépliante et 10 figurant les fameux cercles chromatiques. Eugène Chevreul (1786-1889), chimiste et directeur de la manufacture des Gobelins, mécontent du rendu visuel des couleurs des tapisseries fabriquées à Paris, chercha une solution, par le biais de la chimie, en étudiant la fixation des pigments, mais s'apercevant que le problème résidait dans une appréciation visuelle des couleurs, il proposa une nouvelle étude, novatrice, basée sur l'optique. Il aboutit ainsi à la formulation de la "loi du contraste simultané des couleurs" publiée en 1839. Dès cette époque, confie t-il, il chercha également à savoir "s'il est possible d'assujettir les couleurs à une nomenclature raisonnée en les rapportant à des types classés d'après une méthode simple, accessible à l'intelligence de tous ceux qui s'occupent des couleurs, soit à un point de vue purement scientifique, soit à un point de vue d'application". Tous les travaux de Chevreul sur les phénomènes de la couleur restent fondamentaux et sont très recherchés. En tête, éloge historique de Magendie par Flourens. Couvertures très fraîches, malgré de légers accidents en tête et en pied du volume de texte. Poggendorff, III, 267. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF UNION SOLDIER JOHN CARLISLE OF COMPANY "F," 95th PENNSYLVANIAN INFANTRY].

      1861-1866.. [190]pp. plus two photos and four tintypes. 3 3/4 x 6 inches. Contemporary calf. Boards rubbed, minor chipping to extremities. Hinges tender, but holding. The detailed and extensive journal of John Carlisle of the Pennsylvania Infantry from 1861-66. Carlisle's entries vary from a single sentence to a full page, with recordings nearly every day. His first entry begins with his enrollment on September 12th, 1861 and records day to day troop movements and engagements with the enemy, including the Battle of Gaines' Mill. "[October 24, 1861] Regt attended the funeral of Col Baker at Washington 1028 went on review at Washington by Gen Geo B McClellan about 11,000 men in line...[December 13] A soldier of the first regt NY Cavalry was shot by a detachment of 12 men of his own Regt for trying to desert over to the Rebels...[January 5,1862] Received new Belgian rifles...[January 11] on a visit to Alexandria went in the Marshall house where Col Ellsworth was shot by Jackson while hauling down the rebel flag...[May 17] Left camp and went in the woods to reconoitre [sic] by companies. Came across 2 divisions of Rebels had a fight for about 3 hours on pickit for over night...[June 27] fine day, got marching orders called into line several times through the day, left camp at one P.M. for battle. crossed the river. Had a severe battle with the enemy at Gains Hill. Our Col, Major, Capt, and Lieut wounded. Regt returned to camp after dark...[June 30] fine day left picket at 7 A.M. and marched back 2 miles to act as rear guard for the wagons, under arms all afternoon. Heavy artillery fight around us laid on the ground for three or four hours." In December of 1862, Carlisle fell ill and was hospitalised. He was discharged for disability a few months later but re-enlisted in February of 1862 with the 112th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. Entries for the last days of the war include mention of Petersburg and transport of prisoners. "[April 3, 1865] Comp in the evening at a place called chester 8 miles from Point of rocks, 12 miles from Richmond on the Petersburg and Richmond railroad...[April 4] the right of our comp (1/2) went out in the afternoon a scouting. I staid in comp with the left about 1 hour after the left of our comp and part of comp K and M fell in line and went to some coal pits, a distance of 20 miles from chester reached there 12 midnight. captured about 60 prisoners on the march, and 3 locomotives at the coal pits. after getting up steam we left the coal pits, with the prisoners on board..." Also included are an undated GAR reunion photo with the note, a carte de visite of Carlisle's brother, Godfrey, and four tintypes of Carlisle's family members. A well preserved and detailed account of the war, with good content on the movements of the Pennsylvania Regiment.

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        [ARCHIVE OF TWENTY-SIX CIVIL WAR-DATED LETTERS, AND FIVE LATER LETTERS, FROM UNION PRIVATE HARLAN P. MARTIN TO HIS MOTHER, 1861 - 1865].

      ]Washington, D.C.; Stafford, Va.; Franklin, Tn., and other locations. 1861-1865].. Twenty-six war-dated letters, plus five post-war letters. Most at least two pages in length on a single bifolium, with original transmittal envelope. Smooth folds, minor toning and soiling, a few missing the upper left corner (apparently removed with scissors), some weakness at the folds, with minor fading and smudging to a few examples, though most everything is highly legible. An engaging archive comprised of twenty-six Civil War- dated letters, spanning nearly the entirety of the war, dated from Dec. 10, 1861 through May 26, 1865, with three undated letters. All correspondence is addressed to Martin's mother, and also includes several post-war letters, from 1866, 1891 and 1901. Some letters written in ink, the others in pencil, most with content relating to Martin's family, and his camp life in the military. Harlan P. Martin (1845-1923) was from Hartford, a small town in Washington County, New York. He mustered into Company E of the 123rd New York Volunteer Infantry in 1861. Private Martin wrote extensive letters detailing day-to-day life as his regiment travelled southward, making camp as they went. The letters from late 1861 through early 1862 find Martin stationed in Washington, waiting on his regiment's marching orders. Being only approximately sixteen years old at the time, he writes with a fresh-faced exuberance that alternates between excitement and boredom at the monotony of camp life. On Feb. 20, 1863, the young soldier is stationed near Stafford, Va., and encounters his first peril, albeit one brought about not by enemy troops, but pestilence. He writes, in part: "There is considerable sickness in the regiment now and there has been quite a number of deaths since we came here. There was one that died in our company the other day his name was Raymond from Hebron." From there, the 123rd moves camp to Kelly?'s Ford, Va., along the Rapidan River. He spots rebels encamped on the other side, but no fighting ensues. They leave the Rapidan, travelling the Ohio River through Ohio, Indianapolis, Louisville, on to Tennessee, finally making camp in Bridgeport, Al. On Oct. 3, right after the Union defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga, Union pride and resolve is still strong. In part: "The soldiers here say that Gen. Rosecrans was not defeated. They say the rebels got the worst of it." About a week later, Martin observes, while out on a march to a railroad bridge in the vicinity of his regiment's camp at Decherd, Tn., that "the rebels had been here and fired the bridge but had left before we got here." Nov. 13, 1863, back in Bridgeport, Harlan writes of the Union grinding down the tough Confederate will. In part: "The rebels are getting very dispirited and squads of deserters and prisoners are brought in here from the front nearly every day. They are all tired of the war and willing to give up." After leaving camp at Bridgeport and setting up in Franklin, Tn., on Jan. 18, 1864, Martin recounts an incident dealing with the tracking of Confederate guerillas. He writes, in part: "One of Company A's men was shot dead the other night while they were out hunting after some guerillas. It appears a nigger woman came in and reported them down the river about 5 miles and the Lt. Col. took his companies and went out after them when he got there it was to [sic] dark to do anything so they put up for the night and threw up four or five outposts. The fellow that was shot was walking his beat by an old shed when the guerilla shot him dead. His name was Nathan Lanphere." Martin stays camped in Tennessee the remainder of 1864. In 1865, he travels to North Carolina, then Virginia where he has a stay at a hospital for Rush Fever. He recovers, and travels north to Maryland, with all the boys in the company excited for home. Martin last two letters here, in 1891 and 1901 place him in Sacramento, Ca., where he had moved in 1880. Martin died in Sacramento in 1923. An intimate correspondence from a devoted son to his mother covering a broad range of time during the Civil War.

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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! Bücher de

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        Examen du rôle attribué au gaz oxygène atmosphérique dans la destruction des matières et végétales aprés la mort.[Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1863].

      "Extremely rare separately-paginated offprint of the <i>ne plus ultra</i> of Pasteur's work on spontaneous generation, and his proof that putrefaction was, like fermentation, caused by living organisms; this paper directly influenced Joseph Lister's research on antisepsis (see below). Pasteur himself regarded the experiments described in this work as the most decisive (Rostand, p. 183), writing at the end of the paper that they struck the final blow against the doctrine of spontaneous generation ("Il sera superflu sans doute de faire remarquer que les expériences dont je viens d'entretenir l'Académie au sujet du sang et de l'urine portent un dernier coup à la doctrine des générations spontanées, aussi bien qu'à la théorie moderne des ferments"). Pasteur's opponents had objected that in the experiments described in Pasteur's earlier paper 'Mémoire sur les Corpuscules organisées qui existent dans l'Atmosphere' (1861), the heating of the fermentable materials may have destroyed the 'vegetative forces' needed to create new life. In the present work, Pasteur therefore collected blood and urine directly from the veins and bladders of healthy cattle. These mediums did not require heating to be sterilized and, as in his previous experiments, micro-organisms appeared only on exposure to atmospheric air.<br/><br/> "Many scientists of the vitalist persuasion, including Liebig, believed that putrefaction was due to a spontaneous breakdown of animal tissues once the chemical forces of affinity were no longer held in check by a vital force. It was also widely believed - and seemingly supported by observation - that <i>infusoria</i> and other organisms associated with decay were spontaneously generated in dead tissues. In this way, Pasteur was drawn into the acrimonious debate about the spontaneous generation of life. <br/><br/> "Careful experiments conducted by Pasteur showed that 'combustion' of organic substances does not occur in the absence of micro-organisms. In a prize-winning essay of 1861 ['Mémoire sur les Corpuscules organisées...'], he described a variety of experiments that showed airborne micro-organisms to be responsible for the putrefaction of organic solutions. The most definitive of these was the demonstration that a boiled sugar solution in a swan-necked flask left open to the air did not undergo putrefaction, apparently because the airborne organisms became trapped in the bend of the neck. It could still be argued, however, that boiling organic solutions destroyed their ability to undergo spontaneous decomposition. ". Offprint from Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Sciences, tome LVI, séance du 20 avril 1863 (journal pagination 734-40). [Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1863]. 4to, pp. 7, [1]. Original green printed wrappers, uncut, very fine. Preserved in a blue cloth case with red lettering-piece along spine

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        Vom Sommer- und Winter-Verein im Wolfseck-Saal. Mittwoch den 23. Januar 1861.

      (Frankfurt), 1861. - (333 (!) x 21 cm). Mit 13 Holzschnitten. Mit über 3 Meter Höhe, sehr ungewöhnliches und sehr seltenes Plakat des Bornheimer Faschingsvereins zu seinem Maskenball. Es enthält das gereimte Festprogramm, unterbrochen von einigen Harlekin- und Clownabbildungen. - Mehrfach gefaltet. Rechter Rand stellenweise leicht ausgefranst. Zwei Einrisse alt hinterlegt. Stempel des Vereins am unteren Rand. Insgesamt wohlerhalten

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        Stenographische Protokolle des Reichsrathes.

       (Wien, k.u.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei), 1861-1865. Berichte des Herrenhauses: 3 Bde. 1861-1865. Dazu: Berichte des Abgeordnetenhauses: 3 Bde. 1861/62, 1863/64. Zus. 6 Bde. 4°. HLn.bde.. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit.Sämtliche Protokolle der ersten Reichsratssitzungen. Seit dem Oktoberdiplom 1860 und dem Februarpatent 1861 war der Reichsrat erstmals konstitutionelles Vertretungsorgan des Kaisertums Österreich und in die 2 Kammern - Herrenhaus und Abgeordnetenhaus - geteilt. Versand D: 4,00 EUR Austriaca, Geschichte, Juridica u. Staatswissenschaften

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