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        40 litografier til David Copperfield, efter Phiz' originale tegninger.

      . Kbhvn.: Hoffensbergs Lith. Etabl. 1861. Indbundet i paent samtidigt halvlaeder med guld pa ryggen. Handskrevet biblioteksnummer pa ryggen. * Kendes ikke anvendt i nogen samtidig bogudgivelse..

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        National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans from Original Paintings by Alonzo Chappel

      New York: Johnson, Fry & Company. (1861,1862). First. First edition. Two volumes. Thick quarto. Full morocco, decorated and titled in gilt. All edges gilt. Some rubbing at the extremities, spines a little toned, small split at top of joint on rear board of Volume One, a tight, very good set. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION SIGNED from Longfellow's Translation of Dante's DIVINE COMEDY

      n.d., n.p. - On a 6" x 9" endpaper removed from an early printing of a volume of Longfellow's translation of Dante's DIVINE COMEDY, the poet has written the first 3 lines of Canto III from the poem and has SIGNED "Henry W. Longfellow" at the conclusion: "I enter, and I see thee in the gloom/Of the long aisles, O poet Saturnine!/And strive to make my steps keep pace with thine." On 9 July 1861 while Longfellow was napping, his wife Fanny accidentally lit her dress on fire. Longfellow tried to smother the flames first with a rug and then with his body, but the burns were fatal and Fanny died the next morning. Longfellow was burned badly enough that he was unable to attend her funeral and thereafter wore a beard which became his trademark.After Fanny's death, the poet took refuge in translating Dante's DIVINE COMEDY, a task that would occupy much of his time for the next several years. To assist him in the translation, he invited friends--William Dean Howells, James Russell Lowell, Charles Eliot Norton and other occasional guests--to weekly meetings of "The Dante Club." Longfellow's translation, the first by an American, was published in 1867 and revised by him at later dates. Chipping to the edges of the somewhat fragile paper but with no effect at all on Longfellow's writing which is dark and bold. Near Fine [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Poets' wit and humour

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

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      E. H. Schroeder, Berlin 1861 - Mind, Gottfried. DER KATZEN-RAPHAEL. Berlin: E. H. Schroeder, 1861. First edition. 4to - 9" x 11-1/4". Original printed paper wrappers with some edge wear. 4 unnumbered leaves. 28pp. Illustrated with 12 engravings after Mind by L. Bellon, E. Eichens, F. Hegi, A. Hussener, R. Reyher and A. Schrodter. Gottfried Mind (1768-1814), was one of the most famous cases of an artistic savant of an earlier time. He could not read or write but displayed a remarkable talent for portraying cats, deer, rabbits, and other animals, as well as children, in drawings and watercolours. His talent for drawing cats brought him fame, as well as the title, "The Cats¿ Raphael" with one of his pictures of cats being purchased by King George IV of England. The German landscape painter C.H. Legel discovered Mind¿s talent as a draughtsman; Sigmund Freudenberger, at whose house he stayed, was his patron, and the art historian Wagner took a friendly interest in his work. He died in 1814 with only a few of his works published. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      SILAS MARNERTHE WEAVER OF RAVELOE1861; George Eliot; First Edition, First Issue; William Blackwood and Sons; Re-backed; 364 Pages +Half Title, 4 of January ads, 16 of Catalogue; w5.1"xh8.2"; Very Rare!!!Great For any Fan of the Famous Author or Collector.  Great Gift Idea; Selling for over $5,000.00!!!Attributes:A Charming, sleek original orange/brown cloth cover design with stamped boards, re-backed with original cloth laid down, and a Great Classic from the Famed Author!!!Summary:Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe is the third novel by George Eliot, published in 1861. An outwardly simple tale of a linen weaver, it is notable for its strong realism and its sophisticated treatment of a variety of issues ranging from religion to industrialisation to community.The novel is set in the early years of the 19th century. Silas Marner, a weaver, is a member of a small Calvinist congregation in Lantern Yard, a slum street in an unnamed city in Northern England. He is falsely accused of stealing the congregation's funds while watching over the very ill deacon. Two clues are given against Silas: a pocket-knife and the discovery in his own house of the bag formerly containing the money. There is the strong suggestion that Silas' best friend, William Dane, has framed him, since Silas had lent his pocket-knife to William shortly before the crime was committed. Silas is proclaimed guilty. The woman he was to marry casts him off, and later marries William Dane. With his life shattered and his heart broken, he leaves Lantern Yard and the city.Background:Mary Anne Evans (22 November 1819 ?" 22 December 1880; alternatively "Mary Ann" or "Marian"), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist, translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Middlemarch (1871?"72), and Daniel Deronda (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived for over 20 years.Condition:Condition is Good.  Some wear to edges/boards/cloth, missing some cloth at hinges, soiled boards, darker in person/flash, bubbling to spine cloth, some light spotting here and there throughout, mainly to margins, hinges/text block are very good for over 150 years old!!!

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        By-Roads and Battle-Fields In Picardy: With Incidents and Gatherings By The Way Between Ambleteuse and Ham; Including Agincourt and Crecy.

      London: Bell and Daldy, 1861. - First edition. Sm.4to., full cont. dark green morocco, raised bands, gilt compartments, triple gilt border on boards, inner dentelles gilt, A.E.G., (xii), 326pp. With 8 illustrations including one folding. The folding illustration (a panorama type) has been torn into three section and repaired on both sides with scotch tape with slight loss to a portion of the illustration, o/w a fine copy in an attractive binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Mason Books (ABAC)]
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        London Labour and the London Poor; A Cyclopaedia of The Condition and Earnings of Those That Will Work, Those That Cannot Work, and Those That Will Not Work, Volumes I, II, III, & IV

      Griffin, Bohn and Co. 1861 - 4 volume set. Fine bindings. Bound in uniform 3/4 moroccan leather. 6 spine compartments, raised bands, marbled boards. Top edge gilt. 2 small scrapes to bottom edge of spine leather of vol. 1 & 4, else perfect. 97 engraved plates. Choropleth maps. ABPC 74. An important and classic work of sociology. Henry Mayhew (1812-1887) was an English social researcher and journalist (and London native and Grub Street hack). Mayhew was a founder of Punch magazine. His London Labor and the London Poor was initially compiled for articles for the Morning Chronicle. In this book he vividly describes the lives of laborers, traders, street people, prostitutes, performers, thieves, mudlarks (people who searched the mud of the River Thames for things dropped by passing ships), pure-finders (people who gathered dog excrement to sell to tanners) ratcatchers, and beggars. The fourth volume was co-written by authors and contains more sociological analysis as well as an important early attempt to tie poverty to crime. (The cartographic or geographic school of criminology, Phillips, Phillip D. A Prologue to the Geography of Crime. Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers 4: 86â??91, 1972.) A view of the grime and poverty of Victorian England in the wealthiest city of the world. See Michael Dirda's lovely review in the Washington post, 'London Labour and the London Poor': Sociology at its most Dickensian, January 26, 2011. See our pictures. This is an oversized or heavy book that requires additional postage for international delivery outside of Canada and the US. (Appears to be an archetype for the characters of Terry Pratchett's Ankh Morpork of Discworld.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Accompanying the Annual Message of the President to the Congress [title varies] Eighteen Volumes [further details gladly provided]

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861-69. 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, the boards loose or detached and the spines perished, but the text block sound; a working set A good run for the decade of the Civil War and its aftermath, from the Thirty-Seventh through the Fortieth Congresses, including the Appendix on the Lincoln Association, some bearing the signature of ?J.G.B. Davis, an Assistant Secretary of State

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        Miscellaneous Lectures and Reviews. Miscellaneous Lectures and Reviews

      London: Parker, Son and Bourn, 1861. Octavo, slight marginal waterstaining and a few old bookseller's stamps; in a very fine half morocco binding by Sangorski with gilt lettering. The Archbishop of Dublin speaks out against convict transportation. Richard Whately, Archbishop of Dublin and rationalist philosopher, never visited Australia but seemed, nonetheless, to have developed a love of boomerang throwing. He opposed transportation (but not punishment) & 'colonizing with convicts'. These views rendered him not just a colourful cleric but a controversial one and put him at odds with Grey (his former pupil) and Arthur (and Macquarie and Cunningham who's work he reviews see pp. 246-281 on Transportation).

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      Richmond: West & Johnston, [1861].. Sheet map, 19 3/4 x 26 inches. Old fold lines. Some separation at two folds on the right edge. Light wear, minor toning. Very good. A handsome and historic map depicting the First Battle of Manassas, or Bull Run, depicting troop positions and movements, roads, railroads, houses, and other significant geographical features. First Manassas was the first significant engagement of the Civil War, and the place where Thomas J. Jackson became "Stonewall" Jackson when his brigade stood their ground against disorganized Union forces. The Confederate troops won the battle, raising hopes in the South, and signaling to the North that the war would not be won so easily. The map indicates that it was "made from observation" by Solomon Bamberger, and it was lithographed by the firm of Hoyer & Ludwig in Richmond. It appears that at least two issues of this map exist, this being the most vividly pictorial that we have found and thus, perhaps, the later of the two. Rather than a simple plan of the battle, the present map lays out the same information, augmenting the background with shading and pictorial scenery. The title is likewise enclosed in a simple border, setting it off from the rest of the map, and though the title is the same, the typeface of some of the title lettering has been changed slightly. Parrish & Willingham do not indicate any differentiation of issues, but the details and graphics make this by far the most desirable. A rare and interesting map of this important battle, and one of the most dramatic graphics produced in the Confederacy. Without the means to produce suitable paper, few pieces on a comparable scale were created. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 6148.

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        A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland

      Ray Society, LONDON 1861 - An exceptional copy. Complete in 2 volumes - rebound - brown leather spines with raised bands and gold lettering; marbled boards in fine condition. Original Ray Society plates retained and pasted onto new end papers.Volume 1 issued in 1861 and Volume 2 in 1864. Contents in very good condition with 29 hand coloured plates drawn from nature by Tuffen West. Some brown age spotting. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Boston Almanac for the Year 1861-1865

      Boston : G. Coolidge, 1861-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 24mo. 5 Volumes. Covering the Civil War from 1861-1865. Bound in publishers black, green and maroon cloth. Tooled title to spines. Gilt lettering and tooling to front covers. Good bindings and covers. Shelfwear to volumes. Chipping to spine of 1861 almanac. Back board nearly detached of 1861 volume. Chipping and loss to head and tail of 1864 volume. Map bound in 1865 volume, in near fine condition. Contemporary owners notation in Monthly Memoranda of the 1863 Volume, detailing the receiving and sending of letters. Toning occurring to map flap verso title page. Clean, unmarked pages. Contemporary adverts prior to title page and after contents. The Boston Almanac was an almanac and business directory in 19th century Boston, Massachusetts. All the volumes contain the business listings of various businesses on the various streets of Boston, city register, City departments, etc. The 1862 and 1863 editions have full rosters of the New England regiments of Volunteers that registered for service in the Civil War.

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        Grand Port City Company Stock Certificate

      [Denver, C.T.]: [News Printing Company]. 19.5 cm by 12.5 cm. Printed share with blanks to be filled in by hand. Nice vignette of a seated woman at the lower left. The left margin of this share has a map of 'Grand Port City.' Issued November 1, 1861, and made out to Mrs. Martha Slaughter. Certificate number 494. "This is to Certify, That 'Mrs. Martha Slaughter' is the / owner of One original Share in Grand Port City, / Utah Territory, containing Fifty average Lots, to be / drawn after the First day of May, 1862." Grand Port City was planned to be located on the Colorado River below the confluence of the Grand and Green Rivers in what is now Canyonlands National Park in Utah. An unusual piece of ephemera from territorial Utah, one that we have never handled before. How many of these shares were issued is unknown. What is known is that not much ever became of 'Grand Port City.' Why this particular location was chosen at the confluence of the Green and Grand Rivers for this fantasy city is unknown. At the time that this piece was printed, this territory was essentially terra incognito. It was issued eight years before John Wesley Powell's historic expedition of this area.

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        Significant Frederic Remington Autograph Letter Signed

      - A great two-page letter written just before the Spanish-American War by American painter, illustrator, sculptor and writer Frederic Remington (1861-1909). Yellow journalism was reaching its prime. William Randolph Hearst sent Remington to Cuba to document the Spanish cruelty and the Cuban uprising. Apparently Remington wrote back that "there is no war . . . request to be recalled" and Hearst replied "Please remain. You furnish the pictures, I'll furnish the war." In this letter to journalist friend Julian Ralph, who was on assignment in London, he writes: "I am a yellow kid journalist . . . I have been in Cuba - I now compete for preferment with Anna Held [stage performer associate of Ziegfield known for publicity stunts] . . . this delirium of new journalism can't last". He also states "I want to get the Bunkie in the Royal this spring" (he had just finished a bronze sculpture titled: "The Wounded Bunkie", which he apparently wanted to exhibit at the Royal Academy). Signed lower right: "Frederick R". Archivally matted with an image to: 13" x 23". Condition: Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Dennis Holzman Antiques]
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        The War, and How to End It

      San Francisco: [no publisher]. 1861. Third edition revised. Printed tan wrappers. 48pp. Owner's name (Lafayette S. Foster) on the front wrap, and a short split at the top of the spine, else near fine. OCLC locates four copies of the first or second editions (all in California), none of this edition. Lafayette S. Foster was a Senator from Connecticut who served from 1855-1867. He was President pro tempore of the Senate in 1865 when Lincoln was assassinated, and if John Wilkes Booth's conspirator George Atzerodt had acted on his assignment to assassinate Vice President Andrew Johnson, Foster would have succeeded Lincoln as President of the United States. .

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      A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds. Richter & Hart., 1861. Blue-chinned Sapphire. Lithograph. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 32 x 46 cm. (12½ x 18 inches) Gould's A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds probably represent the peak of his art. 'The iridescent splendor and sense of motion captured in the plates is overwhelming.' (The Hill Collection, Cornell University)

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        Thaumatias Linnaei

      A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds. Richter & Hart., 1861.. Linnaeus' Emerald. Lithograph. Original colour. In fine condition. Mounted size 52.5 x 72cm. Size: 32 x 46 cm. (12½ x 18 inches) Gould's A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds probably represent the peak of his art. 'The iridescent splendor and sense of motion captured in the plates is overwhelming.' (The Hill Collection, Cornell University)

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        Thaumatias Brevirostris

      A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds. Richter & Hart., 1861.. Short billed Emerald. Lithograph. Original colour. In fine condition. Size: 32 x 46 cm. (12½ x 18 inches) Gould's A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds probably represent the peak of his art. 'The iridescent splendor and sense of motion captured in the plates is overwhelming.' (The Hill Collection, Cornell University)

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        Thaumatias Linnaei. Linnaeus' Emerald.

      A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds. Richter & Hart. 1861. - Lithograph. Original colour. Size: 32 x 46 cm. (12½ x 18 inches) In fine condition. Mounted size 52.5 x 72cm. Gould's A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds probably represent the peak of his art. 'The iridescent splendor and sense of motion captured in the plates is overwhelming.' (The Hill Collection, Cornell University)

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        Thaumatias Affinis

      A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds. Richter & Hart., 1861.. Deville's Amazili. Lithograph. Original colour. In fine condition. Size: 36 x 54.5 cm. (14 x 21½ inches). Gould's A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds probably represent the peak of his art. 'The iridescent splendor and sense of motion captured in the plates is overwhelming.' (The Hill Collection, Cornell University).

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      Juan Budó, Barcelona 1861 - LA GACETA MUSICAL BARCELONESA. de 1861 a 1863. LICEO DE BARCELONA 117 NÚMEROS. Revistas Encuadernadas en Tapa dura, del número 2 del 10 de Febrero de 1861 al 118 del 27 de Diciembre de 1863. Cada número tiene 4 páginas con informaciones de la vida musical de Barcelona y España, especialmente del Liceo de Barcelona y los Teatros de la Corte. Excelentes informaciones de los cantantes y autores de la época Verdi, Rossini, Wagner, etc¿ Editor Juan Budó. Ejemplar muy raro y dificil de encontrar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sechzig Jahre des Kaukasischen Krieges

      Leipzig: Bernhard Schlicke,, 1861. mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Feldzuges im nördlichen Daghestan im Jahre 1839. Nach russischen Originalen. Octavo (219 × 148 mm). Contemporary dark green morocco-backed matching sand-grained cloth boards, leather corner tips, title gilt to spine, yellow surface-paper endpapers. 2 folding maps and 5 plans on 4 folding sheets. Slight rubbing at the extremities, front hinge a little cracked, but sound, scattered foxing, a very good copy. First edition in German of two important papers - Fadeev first published Tiflis, 1860; Milyutin, St. Petersburg, 1850 - giving the Russian view of the troubled history of the contested territories of the northern Caucasus. Fadeev "was a general, diplomat, essayist, pan-Slavist (of a sort), and conservative opponent of the Great Reforms who had interesting things to say about everything from the Dardanelles to jury trials … The basic message of these books is straightforward: the Russians had a hard time conquering the North Caucasus in the 19th century, but eventually, thankfully, they got the job done" (Sunderland, "The Caucasian Tangle" in Kritika, vol. VII, no. 1, 2006) Milyutin served with Prince Alexander Baryatinsky's Caucasian Corps, and was actively involved in the capture of Shamil. He became War Minister in 1861, and initiated a radical reform of the ministry and the Russian Army. Uncommon and highly interesting.

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        The Seat of War./ Birds Eye View of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia.

      New York 1861 - Chromolithograph. Some scuffing, soiling, a mended tear, very good. Rare. A large, attractive, well-detailed map (not bird's-eye view, as it calls itself) of the key theatre of the early phase of the Civil War. The map includes street grids for Baltimore, Washington, Norfolk, Richmond, and Lynchburg. The map skillfully renders topography, in particular the Blue Ridge, Shenandoah, and Allegheny Mountain ranges. Town, courthouses, forts, road and railroads are shown throughout and, most notably, in the western regions as well. The map was drawn and lithographed by J. Schedler and printed by Sarony, Major & Knapp. Stephenson 17.3

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        Voyage dans l’Amérique du Sud. Pérou et Bolivie.

      Paris, Michel Lévy Frères, Libraires-Éditeurs, 1861 - in-8° ; (2)-310 pp.-(1), demi-chagrin vert foncé, dos à nerfs, fleurons or, titre or, lég. rousseurs sans gravité, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire. Catalogue de la Bibliothèque Court, 1126. Kirchheimer, 474. Leclerc, 1750. Sabin, 28272. Édition originale. First edition. Nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Registrum Domus de Soltre, necnon Ecclesie Collegiate S. Trinitatis prope Edinburgh etc. Charters of the Hospital of Soltre, of Trinity College, Edinburgh, and Other Collegiate Churches in Mid-Lothian

      Edinburgh - The Bannatyne Club 1861 - A publication from Sir Walter Scott's Bannatyne Club, examining old buildings in Edinburgh and the surrounding county Midlothian. With an engraved frontispiece andfurther plates, some coloured, some folding. With illustrations in the text. Written in both Latin and English. List of members of the Bannatyne Club in July 1861to the front. The Bannatyne Club was founded by Sir Walter Scott to print rare works of Scottish interest, whether in history, poetry, or general literature. It printed 116 volumes in all. It was dissolved in 1861. David Laing (20 April 1793 18 October 1878) was a Scottish antiquary. Apart from an extraordinary general bibliographical knowledge, Laing was best known as a lifelong student of the literary and artistic history of Scotland. He published no original work, but contented himself with editing the works of others. For over fifty years, Laing was a member of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and contributed over a hundred separate papers to their Proceedings. He was also the long-standing secretary to the Bannatyne Club, many of whose publications were edited by him. Condition: In original publisher's cloth binding with paper spine label. Externally sound, with some shelfwear, fading and marks. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout. The majority of pages are unopened. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        City of the Saints and across the Rocky Mountains to California

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts. 1861. First edition. 8vo. xii, 708pp, frontis, folding map, 8 plates and other text illustrations. Original green morocco-grained cloth, decorated in blind with a gilt beehive device on the upper board; extremities a little rubbed. The edges yellowed, a touch of occasional pale foxing inside but a very good clean copy, with tissue guards for the plates in place. Francis Crossle's copy, with his name on the front endpaper. ***The city being that of the Great Salt Lake. .

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      Washington: Bureau of Topographical Engineers, August 1861. - Sun printed (i.e. photozincographed) map after the original manuscript, with routes of railroads and canals handcolored, 44 x 51 1/2 inches, dissected into twenty-four sections and linen-backed as issued. Manuscript annotations in pencil [by J.J. Young?]. Very good. In a blue morocco- backed box. Provenance: Family descendants of Amiel Weeks Whipple. A highly important military map of northern Virginia, made for the use of the Union Army in the early days of the Civil War, by an important military topographer. The present map depicts Virginia as far north as Fredericksburg, as far south as the North Carolina border, and as far west as Charlottesville, with detail including towns, roads, waterways, and railroads. A statement on the map cites the U.S. Coast surveys and the Boye map of Virginia as sources, in addition to surveys conducted by the Corps of Topographical Engineers. The map was completed within a month of the first major battle of the war, the Battle of Bull Run, fought on July 21, 1861. The failure of Union forces there made it clear that the war was not going to be resolved easily and quickly. Although not named as the cartographer, the present map can be attributed to Amiel Weeks Whipple. During the 1850s, Whipple became one of the most accomplished surveyors in the Corps of Topographical Engineers, leading explorations for the transcontinental railroad. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, "Captain Whipple was immediately ordered to report to the Chief of Topographical Engineers in Washington. There was then a dearth of maps giving any but the most meager of information concerning the State of Virginia, and to him as Chief of Topographical Engineers of the defenses of Washington, South of the Potomac, was entrusted the very trying and responsible duty of making armed reconnaissances to collect the topographical details required. It was hazardous work, in a country thickly wooded in places, where small bodies of men could be concealed with absolute impunity; and the first skirmishes of the war, such as that at Fairfax Court House, were fought during its continuance. The work, however, was successfully and very quickly done, and reliable maps were soon in possession of the Union commanders" (Stoddard). Attribution of this map to Whipple can also be determined by a very similar map, though focused on Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William counties, which identifies Whipple as the source for the manuscript drawn by Civil Engineer J.J. Young (see Stephenson 536.6). That map is in essence the companion to the present map, showing the northern regions of Virginia not shown on this map. The handwriting of the manuscript used for that map and the present map are identical, suggesting both to have been drawn by Young. Interestingly, the present map includes pencil annotations, again in the same hand (see for example the naming of the branches of the Elizabeth River near Norfolk). That this map was done specifically for use in the field is suggested by the hurried process of its production. Rather than taking the time to have the map lithographed or engraved, a sun print process was used to duplicate the original manuscript. Sun printing, also called photozincography, was developed in Great Britain in the mid-19th century to reproduce maps created during the Ordnance Survey. In this photographic process, a negative is made of the original using a wet plate collodion method, which is then exposed onto a thin sheet coated with a saturated potassium bichromate solution and transferred to a zinc plate, coated in ink, and put through a press. The present copy descended in the family of Whipple and includes a manuscript presentation below the cartouche: "To accompany letter to / dated Bureau of Topogl. Eng.s Augt 1861." The name of the recipient is not filled in, suggesting that Whipple kept this copy for himself. The map is very rare, with OCLC citing but three known examples. STEPHENSON, CIVIL WAR MAPS 451.6. Francis R. Stoddard,

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        Autograph letter signed ("Nino Bixio").

      Paris, 12. IV. 1861. - 8vo. ½ pp. on double leaf. To a lady, apologizing for not having found the time to pay her a visit. - With small label and ms. number on the reverse. - Rare.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        A Practical Treatise on the use of the Ophthalmoscope

      London: John Churchill, 1861. Large octavo,4 chromo-lithographic colour plates; very good in original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt spine, rubbed. Author's presentation copy. John Hulke studied at King's College, London and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1852. He studied ophthalmology under Bowman, and became a well-known surgeon and ophthalmologist, serving on the staffs of Moorfields (1858-1895) and Middlesex Hospital (1862-1895). His research on the anatomy and physiology of the retina in man and other species led to his election to the Royal Society in1867.In this guide to ophthalmoscopic examination, Hulke includes the theory of the ophthalmoscope; a description of various ophthalmoscopes; and an account of progress made in ophthalmoscopic diagnosis between 1859 and 1861.It is based on Hulke's prize winning essay of 1859.-1895), and Middlesex Hospital (1862-895.

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