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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. -70 1861 - 3rd Ed. Corrected, Augmented, and Improved, by William Shipp and James Whitworth Hodson. 4 vols. Folio. Rubric t.ps. 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$2640 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards ABA ILAB]
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        Les paradis artificiels Opium et Haschisch EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, 1861. Fine. Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris 1861, relié. - Original edition print current at the date 1861 on the title page. Binding to open combed bradel paper, smooth back, marine morocco as an exhibit, elegant binding pastiche signed Thomas Boichot. Book quite complete catalog of in-fine editor. Copy virtually free of freckles and set in a charming Binding modern pastiche.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sur papier courant à la date de 1861 sur la page de titre. Reliure à la bradel en plein papier peigné, dos lisse, pièce de titre de maroquin marine, élégante reliure pastiche signée de Thomas Boichot. Ouvrage bien complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine. Exemplaire quasi exempt de rousseur et établi dans une charmante reliure moderne.  

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        The Autobiography and Correspondence of Mary Granville, Mrs. Delany: With Interesting Reminiscences of King George the Third and Queen Charlotte, Edited by the Right Honourable Lady Llanover. SIX VOLUME SET

      London: Richard Bentley, 1861. 1861 and 1862, first and second series, six volume set in very attractive binding, original gilt decorated leather covers with highly gilt decorated slightly later leather spines, contrasting red and black leather spine labels lettered and numbered in gilt, cover edges all decorated in gilt, engraved portrait frontis to each volume, large folding chart, other illustrations correct as called for, 621, 635, 635, 695, 586 & 602 pages, a stunning complete set in excellent condition. . First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SEAMAN.

      - 2 Vols., Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 2nd.ed., 1861. Vol. I : Xxiii + 428 pp. Vol. II : Xiv + 488 pp., 4 charts (3 fldg.) Both vols. rebound in navy blue three-quarter calf ; tan calf title-pieces to spines ; raised bands ; gilt with gilt lines & centre-panel decorations ; blue cloth ; t.e.g., others uncut. 23 x 15cm. Slight foxing as usual, lacks port. frontis., o/w Nr.FINE. Signatures, dated March 17th 1861, head of title-pages of Admiral (1894) Armand Temple Powlett, R.N., (1840-1925), became second-in-command of the Channel Squadron in 1896, retired 1904. First published in 1860 this is the autobiography of Thomas Cochrane, later Lord Dundonald (1775-1860), one of the most remarkable officers in naval history. He describes his boyhood entry into the Royal Navy, his highly successful and active sea-life during the Napoleonic Wars including his exploits while in command of the little SPEEDY when, during a fifteen-month cruise (1800-1801), he captured over 50 privateers and merchant ships chiefly from the Spanish. In 1814 he became entangled in a Stock Exchange fraud, found guilty and sent to prison. Struck off the Navy List, expelled from Parliament, and degraded from the Order of the Bath, Cochrane escaped from prison and received an additional fine for his trouble. He left England in disgrace but in 1819 took command of the Chilean Navy and led them to victory and independence from Spain. He went on to do much the same thing for Peru, Brazil and Greece and is remembered in these countries today. In 1832 Cochrane was able to return to England and in the fullness of time received a free pardon and had all his former honours restored. This is his own account of his amazing life and achievements and his final work before his death in the year of publication. Attractive binding copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Héraut d'armes : revue illustrée de la noblesse EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Le Héraut d'armes, 1861. Fine. Le Héraut d'armes, Paris Novembre 1861 - Mai 1877, 18,5x28,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Original, one of the few copies Holland paper he is no mention Edition. Binders half shagreen burgundy corners, back slightly past five bands set with golden nets with small traces of rubbing, a small marginal lack tail back of the second volume, some scuffs on flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, corners bumped. autograph dedication of the author decorated with many figures in-text representing coats of arms. Some small foxing without gravity, witnesses kept. Rare large paper copy of the journal dealing with noble genealogy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires sur Hollande dont il n'est fait nulle mention. Reliures en demi chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos légèrement passés à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés comportant de petites traces de frottements, un infime manque marginal en queue du dos du second volume, quelques épidermures sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés. Ouvrage orné de nombreuses figures in-texte représentant des blasons.Quelques petites rousseurs sans aucune gravité, témoins conservés. Rare exemplaire en grand papier de cette revue traitant de généalogie nobiliaire.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. („HvF").

      Corvey, 11. August 1861. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Der Dichter schreibt an den „lieben Heinrich", dass er dessen Einladung annehme: „[ ] Ich hoffe Dich u. die lieben Deinigen wohl u. munter wiederzusehen u. grüße alle herzlich. So eben 9 Uhr morgens, gehe ich nach Holzminden [ ]".

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        Plan manuscrit colorié du Domaine de Puygueraud situé dans les communes de Baurech et Tabanac dressé d'après les documents fournis par Mme Vve Sorbé en 1861 [ Avec : ] Extrait du Plan Cadastral de la Commune de Baurech en janvier 1881. Détail des circuits d'irrigation sur 4 bassins [ On joint : ] Un calque du précédent plan et un plan de Bridat, à Baurech, levé en 1932

      1861 - Lot de 4 plans concernant la commune de Baurech (Gironde), tels que décrits : Plan manuscrit colorié du Domaine de Puygueraud situé dans les communes de Baurech et Tabanac dressé d'après les documents fournis par Mme Vve Sorbé en 1861, 1 plan entoilé manuscrit à l'encre et rehaussé à l'aquarelle, format 101,5 x 72 cm, plan au 1/2500e détaillant les surfaces et les cultures (Vignes, Bois Taillis, Pré, Joualles, Châtaigneraie, Oseraie, etc.). Etat : anciennes traces de restauration sur deux déchirures sans manque, qq. accrocs anciens sans manques [ Avec : ] Extrait du Plan Cadastral de la Commune de Baurech. Détail des circuits d'irrigation sur 4 bassins, 1 plan entoilé manuscrit à l'encre et rehaussé à l'aquarelle, format 67 x 75 cm, plan au 1/2500e détaillant les circuits d'irrigation, les contenances et les propriétaires [ On joint : ] Un calque du précédent plan et un plan succinct de Bridat, à Baurech, levé en 1932 Très beau plan de géomètre d'époque détaillant les parcelles relevant du Domaine de Puygueraud, lequel s'étendait alors sur plus de 85 hectares (sur les lieux-dits de Puygueraud, Roubric, Caussour, Lassalle, Bridat, Senquez, Saint Aloye, La Palu, Petit Goutey, Grand Goutey, La Lande, au Catoye, au Fraîche, etc.). On y joint un bel extrait de plan cadastral donnant le détail des circuits d'irrigation sur une partie de la commune de Baurech, ainsi qu'un calque de ce dernier et un plan succinct du lieu-dit Bridat, à Baurech, levé en 1932. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Erste k.k. priv. Donau-Dampfschiffahrt-Gesellschaft. Geschäfts-Bericht der Betriebs-Direction und Rechnungs-Abschlüsse für das Verwaltungsjahr vom 1. December 1859 bis 30. November 1860.

      Wien, Gerold, 1861. - (29 x 22,5 cm). 24 (10) S. Dekorativer geprägter roter Lederband der Zeit mit Deckel-, Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt und Seidenvorsätzen. Überaus seltener Sammelband mit gedruckten Unterlagen zur wirtschaftlichen Situation der 1829 gegründeten Donau-Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft, die bis 1880 zur größten Binnenreederei der Welt anwuchs. - Dem aufwendigen Einband nach zu urteilen wurde der Band vermutlich für ein Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung oder Gesellschafter hergestellt. - Enthalten sind weiter 11 Blätter Beilagen zum General-Gewinn- und Verlust-Conto des Jahres 1860; 22 Blätter Auszug aus der Betriebs-Rechnung (und der Bilanz) der Mohacs-Fünfkirchner Eisenbahn 1860; 2 Blätter Uebersicht der von den Dampfbooten. verführten Passagiere, Waaren, Geld-Croups etc. im Jahre 1860; 2 Blätter Ausweis über die Gebarung des Pensionsfondes für die Angestellten. Ende November 1860 und 26 Seiten Sitzungs-Protokoll der General-Versammlung. am 25. Mai 1861. - Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Einband minimal berieben. Insgesamt dekoratives und wohlerhaltenes Exemplar in einem außergewöhnlichen Einband [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Early Voyages to Terra Australis, now called Australia: a Collection of Documents, and Extracts from early Manuscript Maps, illustrative of the History of Discovery on the Coasts of that vast Island, from the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century to the Time of Captain Cook [with Supplement] On the discovery of Australia by the Portuguese in 1601

      Printed for the Hakluyt Society, London 1861 - xi, cxix, 200 pp; 13, [3 blanks], Illus. with 5 maps (4 folding); supplement with 1 folding map. Hakluyt Society, First series: No. 25. From Spanish and Dutch sources and relating to Spanish and Dutch enterprises. Includes the extremely scarce supplement printed by the author and distributed privately to members of the Hakluyt Society: Extract from a letter addressed to Sir Henry Ellis, K.H., "On the discovery of Australia by the Portuguese in 1601.communicated to the Society of Antiquaries, by Richard Henry Major."[London. 1861]. Eberstadt 107-152. Ferguson 12195 and 12198. Cox I: 26. Spine sunned, chip to head, nick to joint, small institutional bookplate to front pastedown, owner's nautical bookplate opposite, otherwise a very good unopened (uncut) copy; supplement also unopened, wrappers offset, edges browned, nick to fore edge. Original blue cloth stamped in blind, gilt vignette of ship on front board, spine ruled in blind, gilt titles, yellow endpapers; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Report upon The Colorado River of The West, Explored in 1857 and 1858

      Fair+ Large hardcover. 1st edition. GPO 1861. Scarce. Front cover detached , spine strip missing, no markings inside, pages with some age toning, text binding solid, complete, 2 flod-out maps attached at the front,one with some tearing, includes plates, and other fold-outs, appendix

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        Only days after he captured Paducah, Kentucky, Grant orders a riverboat to be used as a hospital ship for Fort Holt

      Cairo, [Illinois], September 10, 1861. 8" x 9.75". "War-date Autograph letter Signed, ""U.S. Grant Brig Gen Com.,"" 1 page, 8"" x 9.75"", Cairo, [Illinois], September 10, 1861, to Major Hatch, the brigade quartermaster ordering him to engage a riverboat for use as a hospital ship. Usual folds with very minor separations at margins, light soiling, else fine. Grant writes, in full: ""You will please engage the steamer Swallow as a Hospital for the use of troops at Fort Holt and have her towed there at once. I understand the steamer can be had for twenty-five dollars pr. day. More should not be paid"" Fort Holt was located opposite Grant's headquarters at Cairo, Illinois, protecting the mouth of the Ohio River. Only four days earlier, on September 6, 1861, Grant led the successful and bloodless capture of Paducah, Kentucky which solidified Union control of the mouth of the Tennessee river, cutting off an important route into the Confederate interior. He would use the Tennessee River in early 1862 to capture the important forts of Fort Henry and Donelson (the latter commanding the nearby Cumberland River). The steamer Swallow had already seen some federal service. In April 1861, the riverboat was used to capture the steamer C.E. Hillman, bound from St. Louis for Nashville laden with 1,000 pounds of gunpowder."

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

      Anfang 19. Jahrhundert. - 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. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        The Louisiana Tiger Zouaves at the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) - Civil War Correspondence Archive

      Louisiana and Virginia, 1861. Letters. Very Good. 12 Letters; 11 from Foley to his father and 1 to Foley from another officer in his battalion. Foley's important collection of correspondence, which dates from 4 April 1861 to 23 November 1861, provides a detailed view of the activation of the 1st Special Battalion of Louisiana Infantry (also known as the Tiger Rifles, the Tiger Zouaves, and the Louisiana Tigers) and its famed heroics at the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run). Foley's detailed letter of 25 July 1861 describing the first hours of the First Battle of Manassas is of considerable import and was published in the New Orleans Daily True Delta as a news report. It describes the wounding of several battalion officers including the commander, Major Wheat, as well its subsequent retreat, counter attack, and gallant and victorious stand against an opposing force of 8,000. Foley noted that over one hundred bullets were fired at him during the conflict and described the bullet-shredded battalion colors as well as a fellow officer's escape from death after being shot and stabbed with a bayonet. Other letters reflect Foley's view of the battalion's initial organization, its time at Tangipahoa, its movement north, and post-battle duty in Virginia. The 1st Special Battalion was established by Major Chatham Wheat, a former filibuster, mostly from rowdy Irish dock workers in New Orleans, D Company, the Old Dominion Guard, was primarily composed of ex-Virginians. The battalion was known as a rough and tumble unit from its inception and B Company, was nicknamed the Tiger Rifles for its especially belligerent behavior, and following the unit's heroic fight at the Battle of Manassas, the sobriquet spread to include the entire battalion. Foley, who fled Petersburg Virginia, in the 1850s with his father to avoid significant debts, was initially a member of the Old Dominion Guard, but later transferred to the Tiger Rifles. He was killed in June of 1862 at the Battle of Gaines Mills (Cold Harbor), the third fight of the Seven Days Battle during Union General McClellan's Peninsula Campaign.

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        Reise nach Madagaskar. Nebst einer Biographie der Verfasserin, nach ihren eigenen Aufzeichnungen. 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Wien, Gerold, 1861. - (17 x 11 cm). LVI, 176 S.; (2) 200 S. Halblederband der Zeit. Erste Ausgabe, posthum von ihrem Sohn Oskar herausgegeben, hier in einem dekorativen Exemplar aus der Fürstlichen von der Leyenschen Bibliothek. - Die Wienerin Ida Pfeiffer (1797-1858) war eine der ersten Frauen, die alleine Weltreisen unternahm, gleichzeitig auch eine der ersten Europäerin, die das Innere der Insel Borneo durchquerten. In den Jahren 1842-1858 unternahm sie fünf große Reisen, darunter 2 Weltreisen. Auf ihrer letzten Reise durch Mauritius und Madagaskar wurde sie der Spionage beschuldigt, inhaftiert und zusammen mit fünf weiteren Europäern ausgewiesen. Eine Fieberkrankheit zwang sie im Februar 1858 zur Rückkehr nach Europa. - Stempel auf den Titeln. Einband minimal berieben. Rücken stellenweise etwas ausgebleicht. Insgesamt sehr schönes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [MANUSCRIPT ARCHIVE OF UNION CAPTAIN JAMES COOKE, Co. "F," 52nd PENNSYLVANIA INFANTRY, RELATING TO THE BATTLES OF WILLIAMSBURG AND SEVEN PINES]

      [Various locations]. 1861-1881.. An interesting archive, including a manuscript battle map, three letters, and various documents relating to Capt. James Cooke's experiences in the Civil War. Cooke mustered in on Sep. 5, 1861 and eventually served as captain in Co. "F," 52nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. He served at several battles, most notably the Battle of Seven Pines in Virginia, then resigned on Oct. 21, 1863. The individual items included in the archive are as follows: 1) Manuscript Map of the Seven Pines Battlefield, measuring 15.75" x 12.5", showing the area around Fair Oaks Station. A wonderful, hand-drawn map by Cooke. He has designated the positions of both the 52nd and 104th Pennsylvania Infantries, marking places such as "Fight commenced here," "Fighting all through here," "52 [Pennsylvania] in line of Battle," and "the way the Rebs came." Cooke also marks topographical details such as roads, a railroad track, woods, and the Chickahominy River. Some fold separations, with minor loss of paper, noticeable stain in the middle of the map straddling the vertical fold. Cooke has written a short explanatory note, initialed by him, on the verso to the same recipient as the following letter. 2) Autograph letter, signed. Camp Near Bottoms Ridge. June 18, 1862. To "Dear Friend Joe." A fantastic, sixteen page letter with details regarding the Battles of Williamsburg and Seven Pines. The Union army had laid siege to Yorktown, Virginia, from April 5, 1862, until Confederate forces silently withdrew in the night hours of May 3. Cooke was there as Federal troops entered the town the following morning, and described the scene: "We went through the woods cautiously with our skirmishers in advance but we could see no signs of life in any of the Forts and our men went along without any opposition...we had no idea that it was a general evacuation of the whole place...." The rebels, however, had not left the place totally unguarded: "I was just agoing [sic] when I heard a stunning report behind me...and the men in my company falling down.... I supposed right away that it was a masked battery on the opposite side of the road.... I then went to the rear of the company and found...a deep hole in the ground showing it was one of those infernal machines [near Williamsburg, Virginia, the first known use of modern land mines] that the Black Hearted Traitors planted all along the roads leading to Williamsburg." The next day, May 5, Cooke and his men find themselves held in reserve near the fighting at the Battle of Williamsburg. They advanced and "as we were going up I could hear the roar of the musketry and the yells of the boys when they made the charge." The men of the 52nd never joined the fight as when they reached the field, "the fight was over for that day and...as the rebels still occupied a large fort we would go at them in the morning.." Two days after arriving at Williamsburg, they "struck out for Richmond" and reached the Chickahominy River on May 19, meeting some light resistance along the way: "Our men...drove the pickets of the enemy...and skirmished up to the bank of the river in the face of a severe fire of infantry and artillery by the Rebs." On Saturday, May 31, they "took the advance toward Richmond...[and] uncovered the enemy in force in front of us." The Battle of Seven Pines was about to commence. Cooke writes about it in great detail: "Skirmishers from the 52nd...were sent out and soon drew the fire of the enemy's pickets and...a battery that was hid behind a woods. The 104th [Pennsylvania Infantry] was sent forward on our left...and we were ordered to advance along the road...the balls went howling over our heads like something mad. This being the first time many of the boys had heard a ball scream...it made a good many look white...but not a man flinched." The men advanced over the hill, "the Rebels...gave us the full benefit of three or four guns.... We filed off to the right...to get out of range but they followed us with their shots which fell all around us...." After assuming line of battle, the men "marched directly toward the rebel guns...." Help arrived when "One of our batteries...came up and commenced answering the speeches that had been made on the other side. It soon silenced their guns." They experienced very little action after that and two days later, June 2, they "took possession of the railroad at Fair Oaks Station...." He does add that he "was not with my Regt in the fight nor did I see any of our Brigade in the fight [Cooke had been separated and used as a skirmisher] as where they were fighting was at the real seven pines and...I was at Fair Oaks a half mile to the right...." He concludes by giving an account of the 52nd's action during the battle as he knows it. Mailing folds, some separations, minor spotting. Includes a full typed transcription. 3) Autograph letter, signed. Virginia Fairfax Seminary. Aug. 20, 1861. To "Dear Brother." A friendly letter to his brother, with some military content. Cooke writes that he is currently "quartered about 2 1/2 miles from Alexandria" near the house where Gen. Kearney is headquartered. The Virginia Seminary where he is staying was abandoned after the Union troops took Alexandria, according to Cooke. He then relates information about working the picket lines "about 2 miles from the camp then Rebel Scouts came down some days inside our pickets," a potential court martial of one of the Union colonels related to Cooke's division, and news that Cooke expects "another battle in about two weeks but there can be nothing definite about it there is any quantity of reports about but if they the government are only prepared for it the sooner it comes the better as I would like to see the thing ended and not be kept in suspense." Usual mailing folds. Very good. Includes a full typed transcription. 4) Autograph letter, signed. Camp Dodge. Dec. 14, [1862?]. To "Dear Sister." Another cordial letter home, this one to his sister. Cooke writes that he is well, having gotten over a "light touch of Intermitent Fever." He send $10 from a fellow soldier for his sister to give to the soldier's wife. Cooke spends the last portion of the letter writing about army pay. Usual mailing folds. Very good. Includes a full typed transcription. 5) Retained copy of a Return of Ordnance Form for Company "F," 52nd Pennsylvania Regiment, for the quarter ending December 31, 1862 [mismarked 1863]. 6) Fair Copy of Special Orders, No. 149, May 18, 1862, regarding the sick and surplus arms and baggage. 7) Military Appointment for Cooke as captain of Co. "F," November 5, 1862. Fold separations. 8) Passaic Falls Manufacturing Company Stock Certificate, May 30, 1866. 9) James Cooke's Passport, January 10, 1881, giving a detailed physical description of Cooke. A wonderful archive relating a Pennsylvania captain's experiences during the Civil War, most notable for the manuscript map of the Seven Pines battlefield and an enthralling letter to a friend regarding battle experiences.

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        La vie à la campagne - Chasse, pêche, courses, haras, nouvelles, beaux-arts, agriculture, acclimatation, amélioration des races, pisciculture, régates, voyages, bains de mer, eaux thermales, gymnastique, escrime, etc. - 1861 à 1868

      1861. relié. Bon état. Paris, Charles Furne éditeur, 1861 à 1868. 15 volumes in/4 reliure demi-chagrin, dos à nerfs à titres dorés, illustrations en noir (bois) signés de Travies, Andrieux, Vernet, Courbet, Daubigny, Rops, Adam... Rousseurs claires sur les tranches, et éparses; pages froissées en 3è vol. Textes de Revoil, Cherville, Toussenel, Jules Gérard, Monselet, Jobey, Furne, A. Dumas, Dhormoys, Duwarnet, ... Revue de haute qualité tant en ce qui concerne la rédaction, les illustrations, la typo... Thiebaud col. 932 à 934. Rarement complète - Thiebaud signale 17 volumes - Souhard pour sa part 20, mais Thiebaud précise que ces derniers volumes sont également absents de la Bibliothèque Nationale et met en doute leur existence...

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        Tagebücher - 12 von 14 Bänden (Bände 11 u. 12 fehlen)

      Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus u.a., 1861/70.. Aus dem Nachlaß Varnhagen's von Ense herausgegeben und mit einem Vorwort von Ludmilla Assing - EA. (W/G II/49; Goed. VI, 176), Mischauflage, unterschiedlich gebunden, Bände 1-6: braunviolette OLwd./grüner Rücken m. Gold- und Blindprägung, VIII/387/423/488/404/364/499 S./Band 7-10: dunkelgrüne OLwd. m. Rückenvergoldung, 471/498/448/480 S./Band 13-14: schwarzgrüne OLwd., 432/416 S., Lesebändchen.. Die Bände 1-6 der Brockhaus-Ausgabe sind komplett; Bände 7 und 8 bei Meyer und Zeller, Zürich, 1865; Ab Band 9 bei Hoffmann & Campe, Hamburg, 1868-1870, daher unterschiedliche Höhen. Alle Bände sehr schönes Exlibris' von Ed. Fuchs auf Innenseite Einband - Bände 1-6: Rücken minimal beschabt/winzige Läsuren, Bände 4 u. 6 Bindung hinten etwas geweitet, Bibliotheksexemplare: einige mit Stempeln und Einträgen auf Vortitel/Titel, einige Seiten unfrisch/braun-, stock- oder fingerfleckig, sonst gut erhalten. Band 7: wenige Seiten unfrisch/etwas fleckig, Besitzerstempel auf Vor- und Nachsatz, sonst gut erhalten. Bände 8/9 Name oder Stempel auf Titel, wenige Seiten leicht braunfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten. Bände 13/14: Ein Einbandrand winzige Stauchstelle, Seitenränder papierbedingt gebräunt, sonst sehr gut erhalten.

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        Rambles in the islands of Corsica and Sardinia

      Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts 1861 Rambles in the islands of Corsica and Sardinia. With notices of their history, antiquites and present condition. Second edition. Forester, Thomas. London, Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861. In - 8° grande, piena pelle edit. con dorso e piani profusamente decorati in oro, taglio marmorizzato. xxiv, 450 pp. con 38 illustrazioni incise in legno n.t. e 9 tavole in cromolitografia f.t., inclusa la carta geografica delle isole. Bell' esemplare di questa pregevole opera. Starace, Bibliografia della Corsica, 428: >. Ciasca, Bibliografia sarda, 7511.

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        The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

      Macmillan and Co., London 1861 - Original smooth green cloth with double-gilt ruling on cover and central circular gilt design. Satisfies all of the first issue points as cited by Colbeck (half-title set in caps in three lines; first page of Preface has 33 lines, p.314 has "Louis XIV" on line 21). A superb copy with both hinges intact, cover and spine gilt fairly bright. Inscribed on verso of front fly, "Annie M. Hewett, with Mama's best love, Dec. 2, 1871. First issue rarely seen in this condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        First Sketch of a Geological Map of Scotland.

      Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston and W. Blackwood & Sons E. Stanford London 1861 - First edition. Overall dimensions 44 x 37 cm. Folding map geologically coloured according to the strata, with four cross sections to the sides and a key to the colouring to the upper left corner, folds between original blindstamped red cloth boards, gilt to the upper cover, 22 pp. "Explanation" to the map bound in at the front, the ownership inscription of Thomas A.G. Balfour, brother of John Hutton Balfour the botanist, to the front free endpaper. Neatly recased, very good. One of Geikie's earliest published works, appearing three years after his "The Story of a Boulder" and predating "The Scenery of Scotland." by four years. Geikie and Murchison, the elder statesmen of British geology, found themselves on one side of what has come to be known as the Highlands Controversy. Their theories on the formation of the strata of the Highlands were strongly opposed by others such as James Nicol, whose arguments were subsequently proved to be significantly more accurate.

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        Colton's Map of The Americas, Africa and Portions of Europe, showing the Atlantis and Part of the Pacific Oceans (Map of the United States and Mexico)

      J. H. Colton and Co., 1861. Title on the map is: Colton's Map of The Americas, Africa and Portions of Europe, showing the Atlantis and Part of the Pacific Oceans, Title on front of book is: Map of the United States and Mexico Map. These maps have been bound into a hardcover book with black panels with stamped decoration and gilt title, inside front cover is a list of other J. H. Colton maps. Entered into Congress 1861. Colton calls this type of map MOUNTED AND IN ORTABLE FORM. Hard cover binding has edge wear with some re-coloring done along edges, gilt is still bright, spine has been reinforced from the inside with Japanese paper is age discolored (toned). The map is folded with wear to the fold with a few holes/tears worn through and a few repaired, light age toning. There is a distance chart by land and by water. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments.. No Edition Stated. Hardcover. Good. Map.

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        Philips' Series of Travelling Maps. South Australia [cover title on the cloth case of a linen-backed folding map]

      London, George Philip, [late 1861] - A full-colour map, printed surface 610 x 510 mm, cut into 20 panels mounted on linen (as issued), folded, and mounted in the publisher's gilt-decorated cloth case (external dimensions 190 x 118 mm). Slight wear to the corners of the case, with minimal restoration to the spine; light erasures to the pastedown and paper-lined verso of the exposed panel of the folded map; the map is lightly marked in one spot, but is essentially in fine condition. There are two interesting rubber-stamps on one cloth panel, that of 'W.C. Rigby, Newsagent, Adelaide' and 'Archiv. Provinciae Austriae S. J.'; the erasures mentioned above appear to have removed a couple of examples of the Jesuit Archive stamp. Philips' Authentic Maps of the Australian Colonies, Number 6 (according to the information printed on the front pastedown). Tooley 974 (basic details of the map only, not noting the Travelling Maps series). Pertinent details printed on the map that provide evidence of the date of publication include 'Burke & Wills 1860-61', and the locations where King, and the bodies of Gray, Burke and Wills, were found (King was found in September 1861). The latest reference to Stuart is 'Stuart's Route 1860' (presumably his fifth expedition, from November 1860 to September 1861). The entire region of South Australia west of about 133 degrees east longitude and north of the coastline is described as 'Unexplored Country added to South Australia in 1861'; the Act to annex this land was passed in Great Britain in August 1861. Historians of Australian bookselling will know that William Charles Rigby commenced trading as a bookseller and newsagent in Adelaide in late 1859. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        EXECUTOR'S SALE. PUBLIC AUCTION Of The BRODERICK ESTATE, in the City of San Francisco, by H. A. Cobb and R. H. Sinton, Real Estate Auctioneers, on Saturday, Nov. 30, 1861, at 12 O'Clock, Noon, at Platt's Music Hall, Montgomery Street. [Wrapper title]

      [San Francisco]: Printed at Alta Job Office, 1861. 1st edition (Cowan II, p. 376; Greenwood 1440; Norris 3439; Rocq 8896). Original printed pale peach-colored paper wrappers. Minor extremity wear, with front wrapper upper corner beginning to detach. Inscribed at top of front wrapper, "Filed Jan 15. 1862 / Frank A. Farge (?) Clerk / by ? Depy" Two cord holes in booklet upper left. Stain to rear wrapper. Withal, a VG - VG+ copy.. 48 pp. This copy varies from that described by Cowan in that it's printed both sides, vice just recto. Broderick, from his vantage as president of the California State Senate in 1851, essentially took control of San Francisco, enriching his own pockets in the ensuing years by selling official positions of authority. So powerful his influence, he was elected as California's senator in 1856, beginning his term in the US Senate the next March. 2 years later, Broderick & [former] political cohort David Terry, fell out, this to such a degree that a duel was fought. Broderick was hit, and died 3 days later. This auction of Broderick's consideral San Francisco real estate holdings a result. Today, Broderick is remembered by the town of Broderick, California, and Broderick Street in San Francisco, both of which were named in his honor. Per Norris, "Rare and of great interest. The sale consists of 362 pieces of property." All prime city real-estate [e.g., Larkin Street, Howard Street, Mission Street], that if all sold on today's market would, no doubt, bring a 9 - 10 figure sum. OCLC records 4 holding institutions.

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        From the Players Club in New York City, artist Frederic Remington writes his friend actor Otis Skinner, "D[amn] the critics ? I cant paint and that ain't all my faults either?"

      [New York, New York], n.d.. 4.25" x 6.75". "Autograph Letter Signed ""Frederic R--,"" 2p, 4.25"" x 6.75"", separate conjoined sheets. New York, no date. To [actor Otis] Skinner. On stationery engraved ""The Players, / 16 Gramercy Park,"" embossed Players Cub symbol in upper left. Minor flaws. Fine condition.In full, ""My dear Skinner - I have your nice notice this morning. You have got red blood in your neck. I am very thankful and its one on me. Fact is - d-- the critics - you went up and you understood what I am driving at and told the folks that what I call the highest critism [sic] - I cant paint and that ain't all my faults either since people are out gunning for moats, but I ain't giving the snap away, to the Press. Any d-- idiot can tell what's wrong but its takes 4 stories above one's eyebrows to tell what's 'right.' Thank you old man. I'll remember you & I'll be at your funeral if you are buried by the corporation. We will do a turn some day-- Yours Frederic R---"" Artist Frederic Remington (1861-1909) and actor Otis Skinner (1858-1942) both members of The Players, were good friends.The Players is a private social club founded in 1888 when Edwin Booth, the greatest American actor of his time, purchased a Gothic Revival-style mansion facing Gramercy Park and commissioned architect Stanford White to transform it into a certain club ""for the promotion of social intercourse between the representative members of the dramatic profession and the kindred professions of literature, painting, sculpture and music, and the patrons of the arts.""Frederic Remington lived in New Rochelle just north of the City and, according to Nancy Anderson, curator of an exhibition of Remington's Western art in Washington's National Gallery of Art in 2003, ""he came into town to have lunch at the Players' Club several times a week with his friends. Then after that, either alone or with his friends, he'd go to the galleries and after that to the Metropolitan Museum."""

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        Blick über den Golf von Neapel" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca. 60x90cm; unten links signiert; um 1880 [Maße im aufwendig gearbeiteten und blattvergoldeten Holzrahmen 71,5x102,5cm.

      - Das Gemälde wurde fachmännisch doubliert, d.h. erneut auf Leinwand aufgezogen.] Ascan Lutteroth war ein Enkel des Hamburger Senators Ascan Wilhelm Lutteroth. Er studierte seit 1861 bei Alexandre Calame in Genf und 1864-67 bei Oswald Achenbach in Düsseldorf. 1868-70 verbrachte er in Italien, unter anderem auf Capri, anschließend lebte er bis 1877 in Berlin, um dann in seine Heimatstadt Hamburg zurückzukehren. Hier malte er 1887 drei große Bilder für das Rathaus. Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm und Kronprinzessin Victoria schätzten ihn sehr. 1879 nahmen sie ihn mit auf ihre Reise nach San Remo. Lutteroth fungierte hier auch als Lehrer der ebenfalls malenden Kronprinzessin. Das Bild "Straße am Meer in Pegli bei Genua" gab es in zwei Versionen, eine von Victoria, eine von Lutteroth. 1890 verlieh ihm Wilhelm II. den Professorentitel. Er gilt neben Valentin Ruths als bedeutendster Hamburger Landschaftsmaler seiner Zeit. Lutteroth malte hauptsächlich Landschaften aus Italien und der Hamburger Umgebung, aber auch Alpen- und Waldszenen, sparsam mit kleinen Figuren bevölkert. In seiner frühen Zeit malte er wie Achenbach hauptsächlich italienische Szenen, die sich durch kräftig leuchtende Farben und Lichtkontraste auszeichnen. Das Dramatische eines Achenbachs lag ihm aber nicht. Seine Motive sind ruhiger und lieblicher. Seit den 1890er Jahren malte er überwiegend die Motive aus der Umgebung Hamburgs. Von den französischen Impressionisten übernahm er den lichtdurchfluteten Ausdruck und die Wahl unspektakulärer Motive, ohne jedoch deren Malweise zu übernehmen. [Quelle: wikipedia] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Plan of Battersea Park

      [n.p]: Day & Son Lithographers, (1861).. Map dimensions 73 x 120 cm, overall 81 x 128 cm. A very attractive large scale plan of the park on a scale of one inch to 100 feet, orientated with north to the lower edge, dissected into 36 sections and mounted on linen, folds between contemporary brown cloth boards with a handwritten title label to the upper cover also providing the date, marbled paper to the inner cover and the folded end section. Excellent condition. Scarce, with only one other copy traced, in the National Archives, Kew.

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4 [Pacific Railroad Survey, Complete Set]

      Washington, 1861. Hardcover. Good. Complete set (12 volumes in 13) of the quarto edition, with all plates and maps present, including the Warren map. Mixed set, with 11 volumes being the Senate issue bound in brown blind-stamped cloth, but Volume IX the House issue in quarter-leather and Volume XII, Part 2 the House issue in brown cloth. Condition of individual volumes ranges from fair to very good, but most condition flaws are external only. Text blocks are all sound and clean and foxing is quite minimal. The front board is detached or nearly so on volumes IV and XII, Part 2. On Volume XI (the map volume) the spine has been covered in cloth tape with a typed paper label. The rest have varying degrees of chipping, tears, and fraying to the cloth on the spines and corners. As is typical, some of the maps have chipping and tears along the folds and at the crosspoints. On the whole, a good and affordable reference set of what Wagner-Camp (p. 462) describes as "a monumental collection of scientific information, geographical, zoological, botanical, geological, of the still mysterious American West," with its organizational flaws "amply compensated by the richness of the material within." See Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, Vol. 4, pp. 67-91 for a detailed discussion of the importance of the set and its maps.

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        THE WORLD IN MINIATURE. A DETAILED ATLAS OF EVERY NATION AND COUNTRY BOTH ANCIENT AND MODERN, EMBRACING THE UNITED STATES, A COMPLETE SET OF TOWNSHIP MAPS, TO WHICH IS PREFIXED AN IMPORTANT TREATISE ON PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY.

      New Orleans: Bloomfield & Steel, . 1861 - 30pp. plus ninety colored maps, lacking pages 7-10 and one or more maps. 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. OCLC 40680988. RISTOW, pp.468-69. JUMONVILLE 2624, 3033 (ref). PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 7696 (ref). PHILLIPS ATLASES 1181, 820, 824 (ref). DAB XIII, pp.251-52.

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        CHINA AND JAPAN: Being a Narrative of the Cruise of the U.S. Steam-Frigate Powhatan,in the Yers 1857, '58, '59 & '60 Including an Account of the Japanese Embassy to the United States. Illustrated with Life Portraits of the Embassadors.

      AN EARLY PRIMARY ACCOUNT OF COMMODORE PERRY IN CHINA & JAPANPhiladelphia 1861, - Desilver. Green pebbled cloth, very good448p., 8 color litho plates, 2 maps: Nagasaki Harbor & City,and map of the Pei Ho River, 12.5 x 20.5 cm. 2nd. edition, avery bright, solid copy, top edge spine bit frayed, else ok. Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        American and European Railway Practice in the economical generation of steam, including the materials and construction of coal-burning boilers, combustion, the variable blast, vaporization, circulation, superheating, supplying and heating feed-water, etc. and the Adaptation of wood and coke-burning engines to coal-burning; and in "Permanent Way"; including road-bed, sleepers, rails, joint fastenings, street railways, etc. etc.

      New York: D. van Nostrand; London: Sampson, Low, Son and co., 1861 - First edition, large 4to; 192p.; 77 lithograph plates (one hand coloured), including a frontispice, a double page railway map of Great Britain 1853, and 8 "bis" plates. Publisher's stamped cloth, gilt title on spine, book stamped "Chemins de fer Algériens"; bookseller's label of Albert Franck, Paris. A few worm holes along the upper joint, minor rubbing to extremities, some pale foxing, but generally a very good copy. A finely illustrated report on the state of the european railway industry, with many technical plates illustrating all details of the machinery and of the railway track. Alexander Lyman Holley was a mechanical engineer born in Connecticut in 1832. He was considered one of the foremost steel and plant engineers and designers of his time and was a founding member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. In 1857 he visited Britain and France and compiled a report for the presidents of the American railroads, "The Permanent Way", which preceeded this work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MAP OF THE CITY OF CANTON.

      [Canton 1861] - . Single sheet map on thin tender paper,printedin red, English names, ca 69 x 59 cm., heavily mended on verso, a few spots missing, slighly misaligned, 9 old folds,stable, solid, sold "as is." RARE EARLY WORK Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4 [Pacific Railroad Survey, Complete Set]

      Washington, 1861. Hardcover. Good. Complete set (12 volumes in 13) of the quarto edition, with all plates and maps present, including the Warren map. Mixed set, with 11 volumes being the Senate issue bound in brown blind-stamped cloth, but Volume IX the House issue in quarter-leather and Volume XII, Part 2 the House issue in brown cloth. Condition of individual volumes ranges from fair to very good, but most condition flaws are external only. Text blocks are all sound and clean and foxing is quite minimal. The front board is detached or nearly so on volumes IV and XII, Part 2. On Volume XI (the map volume) the spine has been covered in cloth tape with a typed paper label. The rest have varying degrees of chipping, tears, and fraying to the cloth on the spines and corners. As is typical, some of the maps have chipping and tears along the folds and at the crosspoints. On the whole, a good and affordable reference set of what Wagner-Camp (p. 462) describes as "a monumental collection of scientific information, geographical, zoological, botanical, geological, of the still mysterious American West," with its organizational flaws "amply compensated by the richness of the material within." See Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, Vol. 4, pp. 67-91 for a detailed discussion of the importance of the set and its maps.

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        SHINKAN YOCHI ZENZU: WORLD CHART ON MERCATOR'S PROJECTION WITH NUMEROUS OCEAN ROUTES. AHEAD OF TITLE: KANKYO SHINKAI YOCHI ZENZU.

      A GIANT SIZED COPPER-ETCHED COLOR WORLD MAP Edo 1861, - Satoh. Green stained cloth covers, color woodblockprinted, copper etched outline, sheet 1 meter 35.5 x 1 meter36 cm., light margin & small center stain, a few old mendedworm holes, else solid, grand size wall map. R A R E Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        The Chinese Classics: with a Translation, Critical and Exegetical Notes, Prolegomena and Copious Indexes. By James Legge, D. D. Vol. 1. Containing Confucian Analects, The Great Learning and The Doctrine of the Mean

      Hongkong: At the Author's/London: Trubner & Co., 1861 - First edition, first printing. Octavo, 25.4*17*4.8cm, wt:1.3kg, xiv+136p+376p. Ex-library with usual markings, otherwise a clean copy with firm binding. Volume I only. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Theory of Foreign Exchanges

      London: Effingham Wilson , 1861 Contemporary quarter calf and marbled boards, spine lettered gilt, label of Bibliothek der Wiener Handelsakademie on the upper cover and inside, leaf edges marbled, printers woodcut on title of a grasshopper, pp.xii + 139 pages, discreet library stamp on title, a fine copy.Provenance: Bibliothek der Wiener Handelsakademie, founded in 1857, the second Handelsakamie of the Austrian Empire after Prague.Not in Einaudi or Sraffa. Not in the Amex Library. See Chi-Yuen Wu: An outline of international price theories. (2007), pp.204-206. Schumpeter, p.736.FIRST EDITION of this classic treatise in which Goschen declared that the primary clause which determined the fluctuations in the exchange rates was the balances of international indebtedness. He found that the state of credit in the money market played an important role. Chi-Yuen Wu writes that Goschen produced the first systematic exposition of the effects of the bank rate.Goschen [1831-1907], Chancellor of the Exchequer in Salisbury?s second administration 1886-1892] was 30 years of age when this work was first published. "His book describes extremely well what a highly educated and intelligent dealer in foreign exchange would know about foreign exchanges. As a piece of analysis, the performance, which nowhere goes below a well-observed surface, does not rank highly. But it explained things about which politicians and academic economists are likely to know little and hence was a boon to both. The success of the book was sweeping and it is still worth reading". SchumpeterRarely found in first edition.

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        MAP OF THE STATE OF MAINE.

      Portland, Me.: J. Chace Jr., & Co., 1861. - Wall map, 62 1/2 x 61 inches, with full period hand-coloring. Mounted on canvas with wooden roller at top of map (bottom roller lacking). Some tearing and wear at bottom edge. Coated uniformly with a yellow shellac. Good. [with:] A BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF THE SUBSCRIBERS TO THE NEW MAP OF MAINE. Portland. [1861]. 344pp. Original publisher's cloth. Lightly worn and faded at extremities. Very minor foxing. About very good. An impressive and immensely detailed map of the state of Maine, incorporating the work of the British and American Boundary Commissioners Survey, the U.S. Coast Survey, the State Land Surveys, and the New Brunswick Provincial Surveys. Drawn on a scale of five miles to an inch, the chart shows all the counties and cities in the state, and minutely delineates the coastline. Several cities are shown in inset maps: Portland, Calais, Presque Isle, Houlton, Ellsworth, Bangor, Eastport, Machias, Bath, Farmington, Dover and Foxcroft, Paris Hill, Skowhegan, Waterville, Hallowell, Wiscasset, Gardiner, Augusta, Waldboro, Brunswick, Thomaston, Rockland, Auburn and Lewiston, and Saco and Biddeford. Also included is a table of distances and an engraving showing the mountains of Maine with their height in feet. A rather large inset map shows the United States, and a smaller one shows the world. Phillips' MAPS and Rumsey list an 1862 edition, but not the present one. This is Walling's first map of Maine, and so misses by a year inclusion in Thompson's bibliography of Maine maps. RUMSEY 1153. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.385 (both for 1862 ed).

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        The Book of Household Management; Comprising information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen Maid, Butler etc Also, sanitary, medical, and legal memoranda; With a history of the origin, properties, and uses of all things conected

      London: S.O. Beeton 1861. First Edition, Second Issue, small 8vo., colour title page, xxxix., 1112 pp, 12 colour plates. The 2nd issue with the Strand address, and bound without the pastoral colour frontispiece. This copy has a modern respine, but the boards are still the original purple diaper cloth, with 'Household Management' stamped in gilt on the front board. Surely one of the best known cookery books ever. Very Good overall. . Very Good. Cloth. First Edition, Second Issue. 1861. Small 8vo..

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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.

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        HISTORY of GREECE. 12 VOLUME COMPLETE SET. Quarter Leather & Marbelled Boards.

      HARPER & BROTHERS, N.Y. 1861 - A BEAUTIFUL COMPLETE 12 VOLUME SET OF THIS SOUGHT AFTER HISTORY OF GREECE BY GEORGE GROTE. ALL OF THE BOOKS ARE VERY SOLID AND CLEAN. THERE IS A PRIVATE BOOK LABEL ON ALL FRONT PASTEDOWNS, AND A TINY BOOK BINDER'S LABEL ON SAME: "John Lovel l book binder Montreal". At the bottom of each spine there is a very small imprint of a society in Quebec.MARBELLED PAGE EDGES ALL AROUND. . NO FOXING. A SPLENDID SET. GIFT GIVING QUALITY. OVERSIZE FOR SHIPPING,PLEASE CONTACT SELLER BEFORE PLACING THE ORDER IN ORDER TO GET AN ACCURATE COST OF POSTAGE. FURTHER SCANS ON DEMAND, THANKS. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tratado Pratico e Compendiario das Aguas dos Rios Publicos.

      1861 - Rare Portuguese Treatise on Water Law Almeida e Sousa de Lobao, Manuel de. Tratado Pratico e Compendiario das Aguas dos Rios Publicos, Fontes Publicas, Ribeiros e Nascentes d'Ellas: Obra Apurada, Em que se Adopta o Mais Racionavel da Legislacao Romana, Cortado o que Hoje e Reprovado Pelo uso Moderno das Nacoes. Com Dois Indices, Um dos Capitulos, Outro das Conclusoes mais Notaveis e com Duas Dissertacoes Analogas Primeira Sobre as Aguas Pluviaes Segunda Sobre as Aguas Subterraneas. Lisbon: Imprensa Nacional, 1861. xxiv, 195 pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep treated to look like tree calf, lettering pieces and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled endpapers. A few shallow scuffs to boards, some rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, front joint starting at ends, boards somewhat bowed, rear hinge cracked but secure, small worm hole to front free endpaper and title page. Some toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. Early owner name to fore-edge of text block, internally clean. Ex-library. Fragment of shelf label to spine, fragment of bookplate to front free endpaper. A solid copy of a rare title. * This appears to have been a respected work. It was cited by jurists in Portugal and Brazil and reprinted in 1911. It is quite rare today, however. KVK locates a handful of both editions worldwide, none in North America. OCLC locates one copy in North America (at Yale Law School). Other copies located at UC-Berkeley Law School and Harvard Law School, which has the 1911 edition. Not in the British Museum Catalogue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa;

      London: John Murray,, 1861. With Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People, and of the Chace of the Gorilla, Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals. Octavo. Original black fine-combed cloth, title gilt to the spine, large gilt block of a gorilla to the front board, blind panelling to the spine and boards, terracotta endpapers. Folding wood-engraved frontispiece of the gorilla and 26 other wood-engraved plates, numerous wood-engraved illustrations to the text, lithographed folding map. Slightly rubbed, hinges a touch loose, light browning and a scatter of foxing throughout, closed tear to the map neatly repaired, overall a well-preserved copy in the original cloth. Second UK edition with corrections and a short "Notice" added to the Preface, published in the same year as the first. Du Chaillu (1835-1903) was one of the most intrepid of 19th century explorers in Africa. The journey described in Equatorial Africa, "lasted nearly four years, and in that time he travelled about 8,000 miles through tropical Africa. He collected many specimens of rare birds and animals and brought back to America the first gorillas ever seen here. He also determined that the Muni, Munda, and tributaries of the estuary of the Gaboon were mere coast rivers but that the St. Nazareth, Mexias, and Fernando Vaz were deltaic arms of the Ogowe, a vast river rising in the interior. Another important contribution was the discovery of the Fan tribe of cannibals. In 1861, two years after his return, he published Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa. This was at first received with ridicule and distrust and led to many a bitter controversy among scientists. One by one, however, Du Chaillu's discoveries were confirmed by later travellers, and his reputation was established" (DAB).

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        Report from the Select Committee on Poor Relief ( Ireland ); together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Appendix.

      Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed - 1861. Hardcover. 742pp including Appendix and Index. .Folio.From the Library of the Public Record Office.Irish Fishing Industry. . . . . Over 350,000 customers served online! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Print]. Presidents of the United States

      Published by F. Bouclet, [Philadelphia] 1861 - Reilly, American Political Prints: 1861-13. A large, patriotic, and symbolic print issued around the time of Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration containing a central allegorical scene surrounded by oval portraits of the first sixteen presidents of the United States, with George Washington at the top and a beardless Abraham Lincoln at the bottom which may explain why, though now a considered one of the most beautiful prints of the images of American Presidents, it did not sell, as the new president was sporting a beard, and not clean-shaven as he was when Matthew Brady took this image on February 27, 1860, the day of his speech at Cooper Union in New York. The print "both commemorates Lincoln's election and recognizes the challenges and opportunities facing the 16th president. The 16 presidential portraits encircle symbols of the republic at a time when a divided nation faced secession and civil war. In the center, Columbia holds a shield and liberty cap, the latter being a symbol both of revolution and of freed slaves. A bald eagle grasps arrows and an olive branch and carries a ribbon with the motto 'E Pluribus Unum.' The Capitol dome (shown completed at a time when it was still unfinished) symbolizes the founding of the democratic republic while a steamship symbolizes development and progress. The allegorical images relate to concepts that Lincoln expressed in his first inaugural address; that seceding and breaking the Constitution, would be a step backward, not forward, and violates the very principles of the Union, a Union which is 'older than the Constitution.' By commemorating Lincoln's election and illustrating the troubled and complex scene he faced, this chromolithograph encapsulates the spirit of Lincoln's presidency," Erin Mast, Curator ("My Abraham Lincoln" Exhibition at President Lincoln's Cottage Museum, 2009). OCLC locates only two copies, a Minn. Library and the Library of Congress. A very good copy, small, faint stain on left margin, minor edge wear with a few tiny tears, colors vibrant. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Report Upon the Colorado River of the West

      Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1861 - This first book to deal with the Colorado River predates Powell's exploration by 10 years. The Ives report is also one of the first descriptions of the Grand Canyon and of the area's native inhabitants. Many of the sketches have exaggerated views of dark and narrow canyons, reflecting how strange the landscape must have looked to these early explorers. Twelve full-page engravings, one profile, seven color plates, and 41 woodcuts. Missing the two scarce shaded geologic maps, as is common. Rebacked using original spine and boards. Some surface staining to boards, gilt rubbed. Edges rubbed, corners bumped. Farquhar 21, Howes I-94, Wagner-Camp 375.; Book; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Op. 14]. Tarentelle. Autograph musical manuscript for piano, two hands

      [1861]. Oblong folio (325 x 255 mm). Disbound. 8 pp. on two bifolia. Notated in black ink on 10-stave music paper. First leaf extended at lower margin with a ca. 23 mm. strip of paper laid down carrying an additional system (eight measures) of music; verso of extension blank. With numerous annotations in different hands, in pencil, blue pencil, red crayon, and purple ink. Autograph caption to upper right corner of first page: "Tarentelle comp. par N. Rubinstein." Tempo to upper left corner: "Presto." Heading "Tarantella" to beginning of fifth system (m. 33). Unsigned. Literals in pencil, in all likelihood in the hand of the editor or engraver: "Tarentelle" to head of first page; "Nicolas Rubinstein, Op. 14." "Stich Wie [illegible] to left margin; "Verlag und Eigenthum von Bartholf Senff" to lower margin in pencil, barely legible. Literals in blue pencil: "herunterst..."[continuation illegible] to p. 2; in red crayon: one illegible word to first system (?"Richtmaß"). Engraver's markup for layout of plates in pencil, apparently in two layers. Notational corrections in blue pencil and red crayon. [?]Shelfmark in purple ink to upper left corner of first page: "Fol: 6286." Somewhat worn, soiled and browned; creased at folds; repairs to extension of first leaf. . The is the only known autograph of Nikolay Rubinstein's Tarentelle (or Tarantella) op. 14, his most popular work, and the only one to have been published in multiple modern editions. Unlike his older brother Anton, Nikolay Rubinstein composed relatively little music. Pazdírek, vol. xxvi, p. 662, lists about 20 works, all for piano. The annotation to the foot of page 1 identifies the manuscript as the engraver's copy for the first edition, published by Bartholf Senff in Leipzig (PN 287; [1861]). The annotation is barely legible, but obviously identical (same words, same hand) with the annotation to the foot of the first page of the autograph of Nikolay Rubinstein's Polka, op. 15, at the Morgan Library, New York (accession number: Cary 578). The paper would appear to be the same as that of the first leaf of op. 15 (the further leaves of op. 15 are different). Senff's first edition has 13 pages of music, while the engraver's markup to the present manuscript indicates a total of 19 pages. Presently, the only known editions with 19 pages are those of the four-hands arrangement. It is possible that the numbers refer to Senff's later four-hand edition; the present manuscript, however, does not contain any hint of the massive additions to the musical text (such as octave doublings) characteristic of the four-hand version. The Jurgenson edition for four hands (PN 6112, from the 1890s, accessible via IMSLP) does not include the notational corrections to the present copy but does include the eight extra measures found on the extension of the first leaf. "Russian pianist, conductor, teacher, and arts administrator, [Nikolay Rubinstein, brother of Anton Rubinstein] studied piano with Theodor Kullak and Alexandre Villoing in Moscow and theory with Siegfried Dehn in Berlin... One of the greatest pianists of the second half of the nineteenth century, he mostly performed in Moscow. He championed Russian music and premiered many works by Tchaikovsky, who dedicated his First Symphony and Second Piano Concerto... to Rubinstein; on Rubinstein's death, he composed his Piano Trio 'to the memory of a great artist.' Balakirev dedicated his Islamey to Nikolay Rubinstein [who premiered it in St. Petersburg in 1869]. Rubinstein also contributed to the emergence of a Russian school of conducting. He premiered Tchaikovsky's first four symphonies, Romeo and Juliet... and Eugene Onegin. He was one of the founders of the Moscow branch of the Russian Musical Society, whose concerts he conducted from 1860, and of the Moscow Conservatory (1866). His most famous students were Sergey Taneyev and Alexander Siloti." Muzykal'nyi entsiklopedicheskii slovar', 1990. "It is difficult to say which [of the Rubinstein brothers] was the better pianist. In every way as different as the brothers were in personal appearance—the one dark, almost to blackness; the other vary fair—so different was their playing. The playing of Nicholas [Nikolay] was more like that of Tausig, only warmer and more impulsive. Perhaps Anton Rubinstein was the more inspired player of the two, but he was unequal. Nicholas never varied; his playing both in private and in public was always the same, and he kept up the same standard of excellence." Emil von Sauer, quoted in Harold Schonberg, The Great Pianists, p. 279. Rubinstein's most notable appearance abroad was at the Exposition Universelle in Paris on 1878, where he conducted several concerts and played Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. The only holding of Nikolay Rubinstein manuscripts within North America is that of his op. 15 at the Morgan Library cited above. His autograph manuscripts are exceedingly rare to the market.

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        ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London, John Murray, 1861.. THIRD EDITION 1861, with additions and corrections, (seventh thousand), 8vo, approximately 205 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, folding plate at page 123, pages: xix, 1-538 plus 1 leaf of adverts, original publisher's green blind stamped cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Binding slightly rubbed, a small tear to middle of spine, repaired with tiny loss of cloth, crease to top of spine, spine darkened, vertical crease to spine, corners bumped and soft with slight wear, slight shelf wear to edges, front inner paper hinge cracked, a few gatherings just begining to weaken, original binder's ticket pasted to last pastedown (Bound by Edmonds & Remnants, London), bookseller's ticket to first pastedown, foxing to prelims, title page and index, occasional light foxing to text, pencil note on last pastedown, otherwise a very good copy. "The third edition appeared in April 1861. The case is the same as that of the two previous editions but again differing in small details. It was extensively altered, and is of interest for the addition of a table of differences between it and the second edition, a table which occurs in each subsequent edition, and also for the addition of the historical sketch. This sketch, which was written to satisfy complaints that Darwin had not sufficiently considered his predecessors in the general theory of evolution, had already appeared in a shorter form in the first German edition, as well as in the fourth American printing where it is called a preface; both of these appeared in 1860. There is also a postscript on page xii. This concerns a review of the earlier editions by Asa Gray which has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly in 1860 and as a pamphlet paid for by Darwin, in 1861". See: R. B. Freeman, The Works of Charles Darwin, page 78 and page 85, No. 381. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Tom Brown at Oxford

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1861., 1861. First Edition. 3 volumes; 8vo. Surprisingly unsigned, fine later binding of navy blue crushed morocco with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines, gilt rule, blue cloth boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Browning to edges; some occasional foxing. The sequel to 'Tom Brown's Schooldays'.

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