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        Original Photographic Proof Sheet, unsigned, 4to, Paris, of Nellie Melba, Sigrid Arnoldson, and Marthe Brandes

      . The proof sheet titled, "Paris-Photographie," contains 30 images together, composed of five rows of six images each. The images are identified at the bottom of the sheet under the title, "Nadar-Actualité." The first row of six photographic proofs shows "Madame [Nellie] Melba" in "Romeo et Juliette," the next three rows show Sigrid Arnoldson, and the last row shows Marthe Brandes. Nellie Melba (1861-1931), renown Australian opera singer and the first Australian to achieve international recognition in the classical music world; Sigrid Arnoldson (1861-1943) Swedish international opera star; Marthe Brandes (1862-1930), French comedienne. The browned sheet is in overall good condition with some soiling at lower right portion not affecting text and slight bend in right upper margin and lower left corner.

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        Die europäischen Hemiptera.

      Halbflügler (Rhynchota Heteroptera). Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet. Wien, C. Gerold's Sohn, 1861. Royal-8vo. pp. vi, 444, with 2 lithographed plates. Contemporary blind wrappers (spine broken). Hagen 233; Horn & Schenkling 6567: "Sehr selten".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        National Music: The Marseilles Hymn; The Grave of Washington; The Star Gemmed Flag National Hymn; The First Gun is Fired; The Officer's Funeral; Brave Boys Are They; The Vacant Chair; We Are Coming Father Abraham; The Wild Ashe Deer

      Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co.. There are tears to some pages, age toning, foxing, tide marked, soiling, chipping, 1853-1862, Civil War Lincolniana sheet music. Unusual image of American flag 5 stars across by 6 stars down 26 stars total along with Republique Francaise Flag. Book of 12 pieces of sheet music, hand stitched together without boards or covers. Each piece of sheet music has illustration: The Marseilles Hymn by Rouger de Lisle 4pp. The Grave of Washington Composed and sung by Harmoneons Poetry by Marshall S. Pike by L. V. H. Crosby 4pp. The Star Gemmed Flag National Hymn by Rev. F. W. Taylor U.S.N. 7pp. The First Gun is Fired by Geo F. Root 5pp. The Officer's Funeral by The Honorable Mrs. Norton 5pp. Brave Boys Are They by Henry Clay Work 6pp. The Vacant Chair We Shall Meet but We shall Miss Him by Geo. F. Root 6pp. We Are Coming Father Abraham or Three Hundred Thousand More Volunteers by A. B. Irving 5pp. [Lincolniana] Let The Ocean Heave to the Tempest's Wing A Song of the Sea by Robert Davidson 5pp. O Give Me A Home By The Sea by E. A. Hosmer 3pp. The Wild Ashe Deer by Mrs. A. V. Pendleton 5pp. Will You Come to My Mountain Home by Alfred Wheeler 4pp. . Good. Sheet music. 1861. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        General Orders - 2 original prison notices posted after the Chatham Prison riot in 1861

      [Chatham Prison], 1861, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionBoth poster bills are in a good condition, somewhat edge-torn with some tape repairs. They are quite well-preserved considering age and use.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 2 pages; Two rare, original General Orders posted in the aftermath of the Chatham Prison riot of 1861. The notices are signed (printed): Joshua Jebb, Major General, Chairman of Directors. The orders are dated February 1861 and 6th March, 1861. Both orders deal with classification and punishment for prisoners who were part of the "recent disgraceful proceedings." Ref. nos.: -- [General order 1]: 1960. E. & S.-100.-2/61 -- [General order 2]: 2070. E. & S.-100.-3/61. Subjects: Chatham Prison Riot, 1861 -- Prisons -- Great Britain -- History -- Prison conditions -- Prisoners -- 19th century -- Joshua Jebb (1793-1863). Dimensions: 43 x 28cm.

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        Sämmtliche Werke rechtmässige Originalausgabe

      Hoffmann und Campe 1861 - Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe, 1861-69 Kl.-8vo (178 x 105 mm). 20 Teile in 10 Bd gebunden, Braune Original-Leinenbände mit Goldprägung: das Bildnis des Dichters in Gold auf jedem Deckel der Reihe; Einbände gut erhalten, einige Ecken bestossen;die Rücken mit aufgeklebten Rückenleinen, einige leicht verkratzt, leichte Abnutzung an einigen Kapitalien, vielleicht wurde eine alte Restaurierung an den Rücken durchgeführt mit der Wiederaufklebung der original Leinen Rücken; Die erste in Deutschland veröffentlichte Werkausgabe. Innen guter Zustand, sehr leicht vergilbt und mit einigen wenigen Benutzungsspuren; schönes Ex. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Currents and counter-currents in medical science. Inscribed by Holmes to John Ordronaux

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1861. 8vo. ix, [3], 406, [2, ads.]pp. Dedication leaf inserted after title, 16-page publisher's catalogue in the back. Original cloth. Endpapers a bit foxed, light uniform toning, but a very good, tight copy, inscribed by Holmes on the flyleaf to Civil War surgeon John Ordronaux, author of "Hints on the Preservation of Health in Armies" (1861). First collected edition of these medical essays by Holmes, reprinting his classic "Puerperal fever" (1843, 1855; Garrison-Morton 6274, 6276). Currier & Tilton 97-99.

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        Abraham Lincoln signs a commission for a Connecticut officer who served at Antietam and Port Hudson

      "Partly-printed Document Signed, ""Abraham Lincoln,"" as President, 1 page, 18"" x 14.5"" on parchment, Washington, September 17, 1861, countersigned by Simon Cameron as Secretary of War, appointing Samuel P. Ferris as a ""Second Lieutenant in the Eighth Regiment of Infantry..."" With a finely engraved eagle at top center and motif of flags, arms and armor at bottom center together with an intact blue seal of the United States. Expected folds, moderate dampstains along margins do not affect either Lincoln's or Cameron's signature, expertly cleaned, else very good condition. Samuel Peter Ferris entered the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1857 and on June 24, 1861 received the second lieutenant's commission recorded in the present document. From then until November 1862, Ferris served with the U.S. Army's 8th Infantry with whom he served in the Peninsular Campaign seeing action at the Siege of Yorktown and the Seven Days before Richmond. The 8th Infantry also served at Antietam in September 1862. In November, Ferris took command of the 28th Connecticut Volunteers as colonel. The 28th spent much of its time occupying Pensacola, Florida before seeing heavy action at the siege of Port Hudson in the spring and summer of 1863. Following the war, Ferris received a regular army captain's commission and served with the 30th U.S. Infantry starting in 1866. "

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        THE ART OF WAR IN EUROPE, 1854,1855,1856. 36th Congress, 2nd Session, House of Representatives. REPORT ON THE ART OF WAR IN EUROPE, 1854,1855,1856 by MAJOR RICHARD DELAFIELD FROM HIS MILITARY COMMISSION TO THE THEATRE OF WAR IN EUROPE Under the orders of HON. JEFFERSON DAVIS, Secretary of War.

      Washington: George W. Bowman, 1861 - First edition of the House Document, 4to (12 x 9), pp. xxiv, 287, (1), (2) blank, 42 large folding maps, charts or diagrams, hand-colored lithograph title, 12 hand-colored or tinted lithograph plates, 12 black & white lithograph plates including 3 folding, 11 black & white line-printed plates including 3 folding (cannon & gun carriages), 3 black & white line-printed plates (plans & diagrams), hundreds of text figures. Half black morocco & marbled boards, back in six compartments gilt lettered in the second, gilt stars & starbursts in the rest, gilt date at foot. Good copy in attractive strong solid binding in very good clean bright condition, some wear to edges. Text sheets foxed & stained and with water-stain across lower quarter to half of p. 105 through p.277. Lithograph title & lithograph and line plates are clean & very good. The large folding maps &c. are good but with some wear & tear and with numerous careful old seam repairs. H6066 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Life and Career of Major Andre Adjutant-General of the British Army in America [with Extra Illustrations]

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, Printed by H. O. Houghton, 1861. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Brodart plastic. 2 volumes (Part I and Part II). 7-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches, 216pp part I & Part II page 217 to page 471 + 6 pages of indexes to page 478 One volume extended to 2, with specially printed title pages Part I and Part II. Original and contemporary 3/4 leather. Morocco with marbles paper boards, some wear. First volume starting. Seventy-five copies were printed on larger paper in octavo. Extra-illustrated with over 300 plates of portraits and views, a unique thus. A very interesting copy. Map at page 303.Previous owner's name and date 1908 neatly written in ink on blank front page between Marble and half tile page of each volume. Another previous owner, W. Van R. Whithall has 1 x 1/2 inch gold stamped name on leather bookplate with tooled edges! Neatly placed on each marbled front end paper."This is the best biography of 'the unfortunate Andre,' written in the later spirit of regret which most Americans feel for his execution. The justice of the sentence is widely reviewed and various commentators quoted" [Larned].Prof. E. E. Sparks. Sargent had access to Sir Henry Clinton's manuscript notes to Stedman's "American War," and to the war Journals of other participants on both sides. John André (1750-1780) was a British Adjutant General of the British Army in America with the rank of major. He was hanged as a spy at Tappan, New York on 2 October 1780 by the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War for assisting Benedict Arnold's attempted surrender of the fort at West Point, New York to the British.Howes S113; Sabin 77043.

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        Anti-Slavery Broadside: "Comparison of Products, Population, and Resources of the Free And Slave States"

      Cambridge, MA 1861 - Broadside, "Comparison of Products, Population, and Resources of the Free And Slave States." 1861. 14.25 x 22 in., multi-colored, by John Batchelder, printed by Welch, Bigelow, and Co., Cambridge, Mass. This chart compares free and slave state output in such areas as the number of schools, newspapers and periodicals, population, slave population, literacy rates, manufacturing, and agricultural output. Historical BackgroundAt the outset of the Civil War, the South was ill-prepared to fight against the industrial North. In everything from population to weapons manufacturing, the North had a decisive advantage. The South's advantage was in its cotton production, which allowed it to purchase many of its necessary war materials. Still, with greater population, shipping ability, railroads, canals, and capital, this chart graphically displays the disparities between North and South at the war's outset.ConditionProfessionally backed; some scattered losses, none of which affect the text; the largest hole does fall within the right-hand border. Overall a bright example.

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        Mollusca Japonica descripta et tabulis tribus iconum.

      Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1861. 4to. pp. iv, 36, (3), with 3 handcoloured lithographed plates. Recent half calf, calf gilt-lettered label on frontcover. Nissen ZBI, 1208. A very scarce pioneer work on the mollusca of Japan, the first publication to deal exclusively with this subject. The work describes 136 species of which 128 marine mollusca, collected by Dr. Nuhn near Decima. The 3 plates show 65 new species of which 63 marine. In 1882 Dunker published an extended edition 'Index molluscorum maris Japonici' which is less rare than his first publication. Some slight foxing. A nicely bound copy.

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        Stenographische Protokolle des Reichsrathes.

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

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        Stenographische Protokolle des Reichsrathes.,

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

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        Kornernte. Entwurf für ein Wandbild im Hause Emil Bendemanns

      um 1861/62 um 1861/62. Bleistift auf Papier, am unteren Rand mit Bezeichnungen (Maßangaben?), handschriftlich auf einem Etikett bezeichnet und rechts daneben typographisch wiederholt: "Zeichnung / von Eduard Bendemann 1811-188[9] / Entwurf zu den Wandtafeln im Hause eines Verwandten / des Künstlers in Berlin, Victoriastraße 17. Der Entwurf stammt aus dem Anfang der 1860er Jahre. Ihn schenkte / mir 1912 der Sohn des Künstlers, Admiral z. D. [Felix] von / Bendemann [1848-1915] in Berlin. Wert 150 Mark / Berlin 11./11 1912 Dr. Paul Kaufmann", 16,6 x 46,9 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. 1863 vollendete Eduard Bendemann die im Vorjahr begonnenen Wandbilder im Haus seines Bruders Emil Leopold Franz Bendemann (1807-1882),1 das sich der Geheime Oberbergrat 1859/60 durch Martin Gropius (1824-1880) im Berliner Tiergartenviertel hatte erbauen lassen. Sie wurden als ein "Fries" von "Kindergruppen" beschrieben, "welche die vier Jahreszeiten und die Wissenschaften und die Künste darstell[t]en",3 was die vorliegende Skizze, sofern es keine Planänderung gab, widerlegen dürfte. Nur Lionel von Donop nannte den Zyklus eine "Darstellung der vier menschlichen Lebensalter und Jahreszeiten", der aus "im Ganzen sieben Bilder[n]" bestand und sich damals in der Obhut von "Prof. [Adolf] v. Baeyer [1835-1917] in München", dem mit Adelheid Bendemann (1847-1910) verheirateten Schwiegersohn des Auftraggebers, befand. Demnach müssen sie in Düsseldorf auf Leinwand gemalt worden sein, wie es Bendemann gleichzeitig bei einem Monumentalgemälde für das Naumburger Gericht in Ölwachsfarben (1860/64)5 handhabte. Im einzeln bleiben die Sujets der verschollenen Darstellungen von (möglicherweise) vier Jahreszeiten und drei Lebensaltern freilich so ungewiss wie deren Komposition, Farbigkeit und Anbringung. Ihr Programm schloss thematisch an die beiden monumentalen Friese an, die Bendemann eben im Thron- und Ballsaal des Dresdener Residenzschlosses6 vollendet hatte (1839-55, zerstört). An jene erinnert nicht zuletzt der klare Aufbau der sommerlichen Ernteszene7 mit reliefhaft reduzierter Raumstaffelung. Sie entfaltet sich über drei Felder beiderseits der Achse zweier Jünglinge, die vor einem Baum stehend mit Panflöte und Aulos einem Arbeiter aufspielen, der am Boden sitzend den Durst aus einem Krug stillt, derweil ein anderer im Schatten derselben Garbe döst. Ihnen gegenüber rastet eine Mutter mit ihren beiden Kindern, von denen das Kleinere auf ihrem Schenkel platziert munter winkend der Melodie applaudiert. Das Mittelbild wird von Szenen halber Breite flankiert, die durch hohe Kornbündel optisch geschieden sind und das eigentliche Erntegenre zeigen: Während auf dem linken Flügel zwei Arbeiterinnen dabei sind, die Sense zu schärfen bzw. vornübergebeugt mit wuchtigem Elan das Getreide zu sicheln, hat vis-a-vis eine Schnitterin ihre Ernte bereits in die Gewandschürze geschlagen, um mit majestätischer Grazie aus dem Bild zu schreiten. Dabei wirft sie einen Blick zurück auf die Flötisten und über diese hinweg zu der dengelnden Mäherin, die ihrerseits sich umschauend innehält, als horche sie auf dieselben Klänge. Die Szene stellt Bendemanns prima idea vor Augen, die er - wie Pentimenti mehrerer, zunächst höher angeordneter Figuren bekunden - aus der Imagination heraus auf kompositorisch bereits überraschend präzise Weise festhielt. Die in fließend-freiem Duktus wiederholt neu gezogenen Umrisslinien und reiche, meist parallel gezogene Binnenschraffuren verleihen den Gestalten jene klare plastische Präsenz, die im Verein mit Spontaneität und Sicherheit der Bildfindung eine ab und zu übersehene Qualität des Zeichners Bendemann beleuchtet: "[ ] wo er skizzierend erfand, bezaubert er durch einen raschen, lebendigen Strich".8 Grundiert von Musik, die das Triptychon' über die rhythmisch gebundene Konzeption hinaus vermöge des immanenten Motivs des Hörens eint und die Kornernte zum Fest einer Harmonie von Mensch und Natur aus dem Geiste kosmischer Ordnung erhöht, scheint hinter der lyrischen, Marees-haften Sommeridylle eine weitere Sinnschicht auf: Statuarisch prägnant, wie es Bendemanns Stil entsprach, tritt vor allem in der rechten Gestalt der Schnitterin dem Betrachter eine Inkarnation der feldarbeitserfahrenen Titelheldin des alttestamentlichen Buches Ruth entgegen, der fremden Moabiterin, die vom jüdischen Volk als gleichberechtigt anerkannt, zur Stammmutter König Davids und so zur Ahnfrau Jesu Christi geworden war. Die in ihrer Figur angelegte heilsgeschichtliche Brücke vom Alten zum Neuen Bund spielte für Bendemann insofern eine eminente Rolle, als sie auf persönlicher Ebene die gesellschaftliche Emanzipation bzw. Assimilation seiner jüdischen Familie thematisierte und gleichermaßen das erste, in die Sammlung des 1811 konvertierten Vaters Anton gelangte Historienbild9 (1828/29, verschollen) von der Hand des im selben Jahre geborenen Malers vergegenwärtigte.0 Angesichts des brüderlichen Adressaten des Berliner Zyklus wird man annehmen dürfen, dass den übrigen Szenen ähnliche typologisch-biographische Züge innewohnten.

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        Champignons et truffes.

      . Paris: lib. Agricole et Rustique, 1861. With 12 colourlithographs. 173 pp. Orig. wrappers, loose and worn..

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      London ;- Hurst and Blackett Publishers 1861 - A Fine First Edition set of this classic work. Complete with 14 Plates. 2 vols. 8vo. Handsome modern scarlet leather-backed boards with raised bands. New endpapers. Half-Titles, Vol. 1 - (xvii) + 354pps. / Vol. 2 - viii + 363pps. + (16)pps. Ads. Superb ! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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

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        A Series of Thirty-five large & very old Woodcuts printed from a set of ancient engraved blocks by thr late Mr. Sams, at Nurenburgh - with letterpress description at the foot of each, taken from Wicliffe's Testament-circa 1450-60." [Ink inscription on front free endpaper.]

      Nurenburg, ca. mid-19th century - A 19th-century impression of what are probably 16th-century woodblocks illustrating scenes from the New Testament (WOODCUTS) Small 4to. 35 woodcuts, with text below printed in red. Contemporary cloth. Signed "Samuel John Mears May 30, 1861" on front free endpaper [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        A new discovery - a story never before told! Superb content war date letter of Stonewall Jackson, describing in detail how with great honesty he obtained his favorite horse, Little Sorrel - the horse he was fatally shot on and who saw more action, and survived, than any other in the Civil War

      "Important and revelatory content war date Autograph Letter Signed, ""T. J. Jackson Brig Genl P.A.C.S.,"" 3 pages, 7.5"" x 9.5"", ""Camp Harman, Fairfax County"", [Virginia], August 13, 1861 to Major Thomas G. Rhett, the Assistant Adjutant General, demanding the return of a horse that he had captured at Harper's Ferry that would become Jackson's personal mount, Little Sorrel. Expected folds, two small tears along vertical spine fold, some minor ink smudges and toned spots, else very good to fine condition. A remarkable letter, never before published, which contains critical information on the precise origins of Stonewall Jackson's famous horse, Little Sorrel. While most biographies on Jackson correctly note that Little Sorrel was taken during his daring May 1861 raid on Harper's Ferry, they often misstate the exact provenance of the horse. Most simply assume the two horses Jackson took were owned by the federal government, as much of the supplies captured in that raid were destined for that use. In this letter, Jackson notes that when he discovered a car filled with ten horses, he had initially made the same assumption, but subsequently learned that the captured car of ten horses was privately owned. Feeling obliged to pay for the horses, he negotiated a price of $1,500 with the owner with an eye of keeping two of the finest ones for himself. Jackson initially chose the larger of the two horses as his personal mount and lent the smaller to one of his aides, Lieutenant Bradford, who required a fast horse for a special mission. Jackson however soon found the larger of the horses unmanageable and desired the return of the smaller of the two. However, by August, Lieutenant Bradford had not returned with the horse. On the thirteenth Jackson decided to take official action to effect its return, and writes in full: ""I respectfully request that you will lay this communication before the General commanding. Whilst in command at Harpers Ferry, I assumed the responsibility of taking from the B & O. R.R. cars an excellent lot of ten horses which I had reason to believe were destined for the use of the Federal Army at the Relay House. Subsequently I learned that the horses were from the state of Ohio. The owner insisted on being paid for his property, or else have it returned to him. As no public funds were in the hands of the Quarter Masters, and believing it impolite to permit the horses to go on, and also inexpedient not to pay for them, promptly; as they were from another state, I determined to borrow the money (fifteen hundred dollars) which was effected through he assistance of friends. Two of the horses I thought of Keeping under the provisions of paragraph 1030 of the Army Regulations. Soon after, I had occasion to employ Mr. Bradford, now Lieut[.] Bradford on service that required an excellent horse: I directed Major John H. Harman[?] of the Quarter Masters Department to turn over to him the best horse in his possession, and Lieut B selected one of the two that I had thought of keeping. Though months have elapsed since the order was given; yet the horse has not been returned. A few days since I directed the officer turn over the horses to get him back, and give the requisite receipts, but Lieut B. as I have been informed refused to give him up. Subsequently he called on me, and stated that he would return the animal next day; but has failed to do so. He has no claim on the horse. I conceive that I have; as I purchased him upon my own responsibility, and paid for him out of my individual funds, without any assistance that the State would take him off my hands. As the horse I have is too rough for me to ride, and I have not been able to procure a suitable one I respectfully request that you will give an order by the bearer, directing Lieut B. to return the horse to the officer form whom he received him. I desire at once to purchase and pay for the animal[.]"" Apparently, Lieutenant Bradford obeyed the order and returned the horse to Jackson. This horse, who Jackson named ""Little Sorrel,"" although small by military standards, was a superb mount for the Confederate general. The horse had remarkable powers of endurance and stayed calm during the heat of battle. Jackson found its gait ""as easy as the rocking of a cradle."" Without question, no other horse in the War Between the States witnessed such fierce battle scenes and survived, as did Jackson?s horse: First and Second Manassas, Kernstown, McDowell, Front Royal, Winchester, Cross Keys, Port Republic, Cedar Mountain, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, the Seven Days Campaign, and that fateful final ride at Chancellorsville. After Jackson fell at Chancellorsville, Little Sorrel ran off but was later recovered by a Confederate soldier who saw to it that the horse be forwarded on to Jackson's family in North Carolina. Years later, the family gave Little Sorrel to the Virginia Military Institute where he was a favorite of the cadets. After he died in 1886 (at age 36), taxidermists mounted the horse, which remains on display at VMI today. Today, Little Sorrel stands among the most famous horses in military history. On the verso, a later owner remarked: ""This letter was among the official documents in the office of the A. A. General on the Staff of Genl. Joseph E. Johnson & thus in 1864 came into my possession & I hereby certify it to be genuine written signed by General T. J. Jackson. The 'Stonewall' of Confederate fame ..."" The recipient, Thomas Grimke Rhett (1821-1878) served in the Mexican War and in various western posts following the end of the conflict. In 1858 he became an army paymaster before resigning his commission in 1861 to join the Confederate Army. "

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        43 litografier til Pickwick Klubben, 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. .

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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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