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      1861 - LOWE, E. J., with the assistance of W. Howard. BEAUTIFUL LEAVED PLANTS; being a Description of the Most Beautiful Leaved Plants in Cultivation in this Country; to which is added an Extended Catalogue. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1861. 60 color wood-engraved plates printed by Benjamin Fawcett after designs by Aleaxander F. Lydon, + line illustrations in text. [6], ii, 144 pp. Tall 8vo., publisher's cloth binding, stamped in blind all over with gilt lettering on spine and a vignette on upper board, coated endpapers. Contemporary gift inscription, dated 25 March 1862, from Ann Mary Pemberton (Mrs. R. L. Pemberton), of Castlegate House, York, with her bookplate on front pastedown. The cloth binding was once a brilliant purple; however, the fugitive color has faded to tan almost everywhere but for a small patch on the lower board. Otherwise it is a sound binding with just a bit of spotting and slightly darkened on spine. Some sporadic light foxing to text leaves. However, the plates are clean and bright, presenting the leaves of ornamental plants with great fidelity to their form and natural color in a series of beautiful illustrations. Very good. (Nissen 1247, Pritzel 5642).

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, inc.o ABAA]
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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 2014Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

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        Le Pêcheur français - Traité de la pèche à la ligne en eau douce. Contenant: L'histoire naturelle des poissons; la pêche particulière à chacun d'eux; les moyens de découvrir les endroits où ils se tiennent; de trouver ou de composer les appâts et de les employer d?une manière assurée; les époques les plus favorables pour la pêche; la connaissance des ustensiles nécessaires, leur prix et l'art de les fabriquer et réparer.

      Paris, Moriceau et Blanchard, 1861 - Kl.8°, Fronti., IV, 423 S., 20 lithogr. Tafeln davon: 12 Tafeln mit 72 versch. Abb von Fischereizubehör, 8 Tafeln mit 29 Fisch-Abb., Privat-HLdr. d. Zeit, goldgepr. Rücken, mit vier Zierbünden., Min. berieben u. bestossen, etw. stockfleckig, S. 19 m. Randeinriss, auf ca. 30 Bl. am oberen Rand leichter Wasserand, S. 423 m. kl. Randriss im Innengelenk. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Text frz. Sixième Edition, revue et augmentée par A. Moriceau. Fronti. nach Valette (del.), gestochen von Nargeot (sculp.). Die zwölf Tafeln zum Fischereizubehör werden separat erklärt, die Tafeln zu den Fischen enthalten jeweils die Namen der Fische. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The autobiography and services of Sir James McGrigor, Bart

      London, Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, , 1861. Late director-general of the Army Medical Department with an appendix of notes and original correspondence. Octavo (194 × 119 mm). Original plum wavy-grained cloth with title gilt to spine and panels in blind to the boards. Stipple engraved portrait frontispiece by Adlard. A little rubbed, spine sunned, slightly cocked, one gathering just started, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Extremely uncommon and important autobiographical account of medical services in the British Army in the first part of the nineteenth century, by the author of their radical reform. Trained at Aberdeen and Edinburgh, McGrigor set out to be an Army surgeon. First served in Flanders, 1794-5, later with his regiment, the 88th, in the West Indies, India and Egypt. In 1805 he was became one of the newly created deputy inspectors-general of hospitals with responsibility for the north of England, coming to the attention of the Duke of York he was transferred to the south-west region where he oversaw the medical arrangements for the expeditions despatched from Portsmouth, and also encountered the problems of the returning sick and wounded troops from Europe. "McGrigor's reputation now stood very high. His old chief, Beresford, applied for his services as principal medical officer of the Portuguese army, but before he could take up his posting, he was ordered to Walcheren, where the British camp site was under water and 3000 men were ill with malaria. The Walcheren campaign was one of the disasters of British military medicine… Sir Eyre Coote the younger, who had succeeded to command, testified to the important services rendered by McGrigor, who was himself infected with malaria." (ODNB) Promoted to inspector-general on his return, he was soon further promoted to chief of the medical staff of the Peninsular army under command of Wellington. He arrived in Lisbon on 10 January 1812 and was present with the army throughout the rest of the campaign, serving from Ciudad Rodrigo to Toulouse, including the siege of Badajoz, the terrible Burgos retreat, and the major battles of Vitoria, the Pyrenees, and Toulouse. "It was during this war that McGrigor made his name as a medical director of the first rank … it was McGrigor who instituted the 'chain of evacuation'. McGrigor had the concept of 'stages' on the 'way back', as the RAMC puts it, and his methods are still the basis of evacuation today. Thus he had field hospitals in which less severely wounded could be treated, allowing them to be returned to duty more readily, while maintaining space in the general hospitals for those needing more major treatment and longer care." His demands brought him into conflict with Wellington, but the Iron Duke was rapidly impressed by McGrigor's administrative abilities, courage and self-reliance, and he was later to describe him in his despatches as, 'one of the most industrious, able, and successful public servants I have ever met with. 'After the War, as director-general of Army Medical Services he was to implement a series of reforms that entirely revolutionized medical practice in the British Army. He died in 1858.

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        Henning Family Archive

      20th cent. Archive of photographs and art. English Family members resided in Westcliff and Brixton, England. Amilia Ann Henning, born 1861 (art work); Annie Henning, her daughter and Lucy Henning, living in 1918; Phylllis Eleanor born 1911; Gusav Henning, military commission from King George in 1910; USA members resided in Providence, RI (Florence Henning), Attleboro, MA, Toledo, Ohio (T.G. Henning); Grammar school pictures in San Francisco from 1923. Family members also resided in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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      Harper & Brothers., New York. 1861 - . THIS IS A 5 VOLUME SET STARTING JANUARY 1861 THROUGH DECEMBER 1865 COVERING THE ENTIRE PERIOD OF THE CIVIL WAR. Vol. V: [iv, 1 - 831pp], No.'s 210 - 261, 1861. Vol. VI: [1 - 832pp], No.'s 262 - 313, 1862. Vol. VII: [iv, 1 - 832pp], No.'s 314 - 365, 1863. Vol. VIII: [iv, 1 - 848pp], No.'s 366 - 418, 1864. Vol. IX: [iv, 1 - 832pp], No.'s 419 - 470, 1865. "Harper's Weekly was an American political magazine published from 1857 until 1916, featuring foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor. During its most influential period it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast. By 1860 the Weekly's circulation had reached 200,000. Illustrations were an important part of the Weekly's content, and it developed a reputation for employing some of the most renowned illustrators, notably Winslow Homer, Granville Perkins and Livingston Hopkins. So as not to upset its wide readership in the South, Harper's took a moderate editorial position on the issue of slavery. It supported the Stephen A. Doughlas presidential campaign against Abraham Lincoln, but as the American Civil War broke out, Lincoln and the Union received full and loyal support of the publication. Arguably, some of the most important articles and illustrations came from the Weekly's reporting on the war. Besides renderings by Homer and Nast, Harper's also published illustrations by Theodore R. Davis, Henry Mosler, and the brothers Alfred Waud and William Waud.". THESE VOLUMES ARE COMPLETE AND HAVE THE ORIGINAL PRINTED ILLUSTRATIONS BY WINSLOW HOMER. Volumes 5 - 8 have been rebacked using original boards and spines or parts of spines. These are large heavy volumes weighing approx. 50 lbs, additional shipping and handling will apply. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Eveleigh Books]
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        Catalogue des Livres Imprimés Manuscrits et Autographes faisant partie de la bibliothèque de Feu M.De Monmerqué.La vente aura lieu le lundi 11 mars 1861 et jours suivants,à 7 heures du soir.

      J.Techener,Libraire 1861 - In-8,reliure toile verte,couverture conservée,pièce de titre noir,458 pages.Ex libris Jean Lagny.Pages de garde percaline verte.Préface de Paulin Paris.Catalogue de 4229 références réparties en cinq grands chapitres:Théologie et Histoire des Religions,Jurisprudence,Sciences et Arts,Belles-Lettres,Histoire.D'autres chapitres suivent:Chevalerie et Noblesse,Archéologie,histoire Littéraire,Bibliographie,Biographie,extraits historiques,Manuscrits et Autographes.Pages de titre et de faux titre couvertes d'annotations et de chiffres se rapportant aux ventes de l'époque.D'autres annotations en marge des références du livre.Reliure plutôt bon état,haut du dos passé.Couverture d'origine abîmée,rousseurs éparses. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [The Bible, translated into the Language of the Kristeneaux or Crees of North America, by WIlliam Mason and Others] [Old Testament & New Testament in Cree Syllabary]

      London: Printed for the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1861-2. (BIBLE, CREE) First edition. 2 volumes bound in one vols., 8vo. [iv], 855; [iv] 292 pp. Original brown calf, spine titled in gilt, board edges tooled in blind. Ticket of Watkins, Binder. Original spine (rubbed) laid down, some minor foxing. Very good plus. Darlow & Moule 3130; Lande S194; Pilling, Algonquian 339; Peel 185 "a co-operative effort by the missionary group at Rossville"; TPL, Supplement, 5995 . The distinctive Cree Syllabary was invented in 1841 by Wesleyan missionary James Evans. Darlow & Moule note that this translation into Western Cree was prepared "by W. Mason, assisted by his wife, Sophia Mason, H. Steinhauer (an Indian pastor), J. Sinclair (a half-breed), and others." "This work is the first complete Bible to be published in a North American Indian language after Eliot's Massachusetts Bible of 1663" (Lande)

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        New Zealand settlers and soldiers ; or, The war in Taranaki : being incidents in the life of a settler / by Rev. Thomas Gilbert, formerly pastor of the General Baptist Church, Ditchling, Sussex.

      A. W. Bennett, and Houlston and Wright, London 1861 - London : A. W. Bennett, and Houlston and Wright, 1861. iv, 220 p., 24 p. of ads., [6] leaves of plates ; ill. ; 20 cm. Decorated maroon cloth. Binding shows wear and some soiling. Some splitting to joints. Small losses (especially to spine ends and corners. Text block shows some wear and soiling, and sporadic foxing (especially to initial/final pages). Plates show some wear, soiling, and foxing. Cracking to hinges. Bookplate and signature of Percy James Hoyland Wright, Taranaki, to front pastedown. Label of binders Hanbury & Co. on rear pastedown. A nice copy. Graphic account of the outbreak of hostilities; much documentation in the appendix. Bagnall, 2103. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Captain of Infantry in Field Rig

      A wonderfully detailed chromolithograph depicting enigmatic scenes from the American West by Frederic Remington. Over this print measures 17.5"x11.5" and is in very good condition with some light foxing, staining and creasing. Few artists of the American West can equal the breadth of experience of Frederic Sackrider Remington (1861-1909). From the Santa Fe Trail to the Oregon Trail, he came to possess firsthand knowledge as a rancher, a military scout, a hunter and trapper, and as a reporter. Few of his contemporaries were as devoted to capturing the three brief decades that saw the taming of the expansive and dangerous western frontier. Looking back at his career in 1905, Remington wrote: "I knew the wild riders and the vacant land were about to vanish forever...and the more I considered the subject, the bigger the forever loomed. Without knowing how to do it, I began to record some facts around me, and the more I looked the more the panorama unfolded." His evolving clarity of purpose and the naturally vivid subject matter inspired Remington to compulsively record details, producing thousands of illustrations in the course of his twenty-three year career. Remington's ability to capture narrative made his work ideally suited to the field of illustration.  His father, Seth, had been a journalist and Remington relished the opportunity to provide visual manifestation to a story.  This, coupled with his sense of adventure made him an exceptionally successful illustrator most notably for the celebrated journal Harper's Weekly.  The accuracy, immediacy and drama of his drawings fused his functions as artist and historian and in 1907 Theodore Roosevelt offered this blunt praise: "He has portrayed a most characteristic and yet vanishing type of American life." Remington was born in Canton, New York and related by blood to the painter George Catlin and sculptor Earl W. Bascom.   Following his graduation from Yale's new art school in 1880, Remington roamed the country west of the Mississippi for five years. His drawings began appearing regularly in Harper's Weekly in 1886, answering the popular need to know about America's wilderness, the Indian wars, wagon trains and cattle drives. He would return to the West for three months annually for many years. In 1890 Remington moved to New Rochelle, New York in order to have both living space and extensive studio facilities, although he later moved to Ridgefield, Connecticut.  In 1898 he served as a war correspendent and illustrator for the Spanish-American War, sent to provide illustrations for William Randolph Hearst. Although he soon became bored with his task, he was present to witness the assault on San Juan Hill by American forces, including those lead by Theodore Roosevelt. Frederic Remington's life was cut short after an emergency appendectomy led to peritonitis.   However, his contribution to American painting and to the illustration of the American wilderness is immeasureable. "Arader Galleries intends to have the lowest prices on ABE, Alibris, Biblio, AE, and Artnet while maintaining the highest levels of quality in the business for every offering. To inquire or view the complete offering, please contact our curators at or call our San Francisco gallery at (415) 788-5115."

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        3 autograph letters signed.

      Padua and Venice, 1856 to 1861. - 4to and large 8vo. Altogether 3½ pp. on 6 ff. To an unnamed friend in Vienna. - 1 (Pavia, 27. s.m. 1856) ancora vescovo di Pavia in previsione di un viaggio nella capitale austriaca: "Carissimo, il mio cuore ti ringrazia delle replicate premure. Giacché sei tanto buono da volerti interessare anche per trovarmi l'abitazione per il caso che io venga chiamato a codesta capitale, ti pregherò a trovarmi se è possibile alloggio presso qualche casa religiosa. Ad ogni modo lascio la cura di ciò al tuo buon cuore. Devo però dirti schiettamente, che i vescovi qui e per amore e per forza son professori di esimia povertà: io poi che ho fatta offerta di una somma vistosa per la continuazione dei lavori di queste cattedrale e che in due anni devo pagare una somma non vistosa! Ma da esprimersi con una parola dell'istessa desinenza e colla premessa di tutti insieme i densi del corpo se fossero ventiquattro e che di più ho una delle migliori possessioni di questa mensa che si lascia mangiar mezza dal Po per mangiar me con l'altra metà, potrei venire a Vienna anche a piedi senza il minimo tradimento della verità! Ad ogni modo vi verrei volentieri anche con un piede solo quando vi fossi chiamato per il Concordato, tanto ne son contento. Ti prego di dire al Sig. Consigliere Noy che mi farò un dovere di esprimergli i miei ringraziamenti quando verrò come spero a fargli una visita. Ancor io desidero molto di rivederti. Ti prego de' miei rispetti alla tua Signora moglie e con piacere mi dico tuo affezionatissimo amico, + Angelo vescovo". - 2 (Pavia, 28 febbraio 1858) in un momento in cui, indicato a rivestire la carica di patriarca di Venezia, sembra agitato da dubbi in proposito: "Carissimo amico, in questi giorni nei quali il mio cuore è assai commosso, mi è caro avere anche lontano un amico al quale possa aprirlo con confidenza questo mio cuore benedetto. Io mi trovo in quello stato che ti puoi immaginare. Temo, spero vorrei andando a Venezia farvi del bene, . ma se quella invece fosse una sede dove Dio riservasse un po' d'onore mondano, ma sterilità d'opere buone ad un povero vescovo, che fu inerte nell'operar il bene dove il campo era più opportuno . ! Io ho rimessa la decisine di quello che devo fare al Santo Padre. Questo però non impedisce che il mio cuore senta con viva riconoscenza tutto l'amore e la fedeltà che io devo al mio Sovrano anche per questo nuovo tratto della sua bontà verso di me. Mi raccomando alla carità anche delle tue preghiere e di quella della tua degna Signora Moglie, alla quale presenterai i miei rispetti. Credimi quale di cuore mi dico tuo affezionatissimo, + Angelo vescovo. Le notizie che ho finora del giovine Claudio Chiesa sono buone. Assumerò altre informazioni. Lo ho veduto solamente quando è venuto a [presentarmi] la tua lettera". - 3 (Venezia 4 aprile 1861) in vista di un viaggio a Vienna prega l'amico di cercargli alloggio presso un istituto religioso: "Carissimo, siccome sarà bene che anch'io venga a Vienna per la prossima riunione del Consiglio dell'Impero, quantunque e per la mancanza della cognizione della lingua tedesca e per la mancanza di qualunque altra cognizione io veda benissimo che vi potrò far ben poco di bene. Così ti prego di andare a parlare al Superiore dei P.B. Redentoristi a Ligoriani per vedere se vorrebbero aver la bontà di darmi alloggio. Ti prego di dimandare se avrebbero posto anche per qualche altro vescovo. Spero che mi risponderai presto. Rispetti alla tua Signora. Tuo affezionatissimo amico + Angelo patriarca".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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      Charleston: Steam-Power Presses of Evans & Cogswell, 1861.. viii,430pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt morocco label. Boards edgeworn. Early discreet library stamps (properly deaccessioned), remnants of library pocket on rear pastedown. Author's name supplied in ink on titlepage, with two dates written in ink below the imprint. Scattered light foxing. Withal, still a very good copy in original binding. From an edition limited to 300 copies, printed "for private circulation." This is a rare, substantial, and interesting Confederate imprint, describing Pettigrew's travels in Spain and his impressions of the land and its people two years before the outbreak of the American Civil War, one of the very few travel narratives published in the Confederacy. James Johnston Pettigrew is best known for his service in the Confederate army, where he eventually reached the rank of brigadier general. Born in North Carolina in 1828, he entered the University of North Carolina at age fifteen, eventually studied law, and settled in Charleston, South Carolina to practice. At the outbreak of the war he was elected colonel of the 12th South Carolina and was commissioned a brigadier general in early 1862. He is most famous for his prominent part in the attack on the third day of Gettysburg (Pickett's Charge), in which he commanded one of the divisions that unsuccessfully assaulted the Union center. Having survived that charge, he was fatally wounded in a rear guard skirmish during Lee's retreat from Pennsylvania, and died on July 17, 1863. In his pre-war travels through Spain, Pettigrew was much impressed by the beauty of the country and by the sophistication of Spanish culture. On returning to America he felt the need to rectify the prevalent notion that the Spanish were ignorant, slothful, and filled with prejudice against non- Catholics. He privately published these extensive NOTES... for friends who had not had the opportunity to visit Spain. Rare on the market: we are unable to locate any copies having appeared at auction in at least the past thirty- five years. One of the most interesting books published in the Confederacy. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 5713. THORNTON 10685. SMITH P65.

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        Executive Documents No. 2. Correspondence and Other Papers, Relating to Fort Sumter. Including Correspondence of Hon. Isaac W. Hayne with the President. Second [enlarged] Edition, 1861

      Charleston, SC: Evans & Cogswell, 1861. _. Pamphlet. Very Good. _. Pamphlet. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 43 pages. The second edition with 15 additional pages of Fort Sumter documents. From document No. 1 (Major Robert Anderson's letter of 9 Jan 1861 to the Governor of South Carolina questioning the firing of Charleston artillery batteries upon to US flagged vessels) through No. 17 (Mr. Hayne's final letter to President James Buchanan via the Secretary of War regarding the possession of Fort Sumter, which was returned unsigned but included a curt message in the President's handwriting that read, "The character of this letter is such that it cannot be received. . . " ) P&W 4040. From the estate of a descendant of Thomas Young Simons, a signer of the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession. Previously bound.

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        Civil War Drum of the U.S. Infantry

      n.p., 1861-1865 Civil War Eagle Drum of the U.S. Infantry, 16? diameter, 11.5? high. The paint decoration, mostly red, white, and blue, depicts the eagle and shield surmounted by sunburst stars and clouds with ?Reg: U. S. Infantry" painted in white on the red riband in the eagle?s beak. Some chpping, mostly at left and right edges of painting. There is a space to the left of ?Reg:? for the number of the regiment which was never added when the drum was received. Thirty-nine brass tacks decorate around the air hole. Small crack in top drum head, two tears in lower head. Ropes intact, three tighteners present (one loose). Drum appears never to have been varnished or repaired since delivery to the infantry.Chet Falzerano wrote in his article ?Historic Collectible: Civil War Drums? in the March/April 2000 issue of ?DRUM! Magazine,? in part, ?Able-bodied men were desperately needed in the front lines, so the position of drummer was often filled by slight young men or very young boys, some as young as eight years old ?"

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        Union Volunteers Refreshment Saloon

      1861 - Print. Union Volunteers Refreshment Saloon of Philadelphia, ca. 1861. In period frame, 35 x 29 in.

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      [London. 1861]. - Broadside, 15 x 9 inches. Small loss at bottom edge, neatly repaired. Lightly toned. Very good. Archivally matted. As the Civil War opened, the southern states - here referred to as "the Land of Inhumanity, Cotton and Slaves - believed that their control of cotton would be a deciding factor, bringing Britain into the war on their side. Nearly twenty percent of the entire British population depended in some way on the cotton trade and, as the Charleston MERCURY announced on June 4, 1861, "the cards are in our hands, and we intend to play them our to the bankruptcy of every cotton factory in Great Britain." Because of a record 1860 crop, however, there was no shortage of raw cotton at the beginning of the war. The decline in demand and the unwillingness of English merchants to trust the American export market for finished goods led to the dumping of existing stocks at reduced prices on the home market. This broadside advertises one such panicked sale, made by Aeneas Head, with cotton bales discounted 53.5% from the invoice prices. An interesting piece.

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        Exceptionally rare Civil War relic! An original brick taken from the Confederacy?s ?White House?

      Brick approximately 8? x 4? x 2?. Plaque included, but not attached, which reads: ?This Brick From / The / Original White House / Of The / Confederacy / Richmond, Virginia.? Richmond, Virginia, circa 1861. Fine Condition. Architect Robert Mills built the building now known as the White House of the Confederacy in 1818 for Dr. John Brockenbrough. The mansion is a fine example of Federal-style architecture. Just before the outbreak of the Civil War, then-owner Lewis Dabney Crenshaw added a third floor and sold the building to the City of Richmond, who, in turn, rented it to the Confederate government. From 1861 to 1865, Richmond served as the capitol of the Confederate States of America. The mansion was the official headquarters of the Confederacy?s only president, Jefferson Davis. During the Reconstruction period, the home was used to house the commanding officer of Military District Number One. The building opened as the Confederate Museum in 1896. There was a renovation between the

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        Solomon's Temple; or, the Tabernacle; First Temple; House of the King, or House of the Forest of Lebanon; Indolatrouse High Places; the City on the Mountain (Rev. XXI); the Obltion of the Holy portion; and the Last Temple with Twenty -one Plates of Sixty-

      George Phinney, Boston 1861 - 99 pp.; "Solomon's Temple; or, the Tabernacle; First Temple; House of the King, or House of the Forest of Lebanon; Indolatrouse High Places; the City on the Mountain (Rev. XXI); the Obltion of the Holy portion; and the Last Temple with Twenty -one Plates of Sixty-Six Figures Accurately Copied by the Lithographer from Careful Drawings made by the Author, T. O. Paine, A Minister of the New-Jerusalem Church"; Lithographed plates by Meisel Brothers; Color and B&W plates; Gilt on spine and front cover; Ex-Libris; slightly foxed; else in good condition; first edition; A very rare copy. Size: 27.5 Cm Tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Lithograph]: Anthony Morris Family Tree

      Philadelphia: Lith. by L. Haugg; Print. by F. Bourquin & Co.. 1861. First. Original lithographic print mounted on linen. Measures approximately 60" x 72" (5' x 6'). The full linen sheet neatly divides into sixteen folding panels, each measuring approximately 14.75" x 18". Scattered chipping to the edges of the panels, light rubbing, very good, with one horizontal crease near the middle of the center panels, and one vertical crease (partially off-center by about a quarter inch on two panels), along the right side. An exceptionally large and detailed family tree compiled and published by Anthony Saunders Morris in 1861, with nine complete generations of the prominent Morris family of Philadelphia represented in the trunk, branches, and foliage of an elaborately illustrated tree. A scarce, unusually large print designed and drawn by lithographer Louis Haugg, and printed from sixteen separate stones by Charles F. Bourquin. OCLC locates two copies. Further details available upon request. .

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        Paris dans sa splendeur. Monuments, vues scènes historiques, description et histoire, Paris, Charpentier, 1861-1863.

      - 3 vol. in folio rel. dos à nerfs, demi chagrin rouge à coins, titre doré, petites traces de frottements, plats de toile rose.légères petites rousseurs très éparses, présence de petites mouillures en marge de quelques pages n'affectant pas les planches - manque la planche 17 ( chambre des députés) et la planche 61 (vue de la seine). 98 pl. sur 100. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Routledge Warne and Routledge, London 1861 - Tall 8vo. xxii, [ii], 408p. Edited by George Offor. Illustrated with 110 designs by John Dawson Watson (1832-1892), engraved on wood by the Brothers Dalziel. Bound by Hayday in full brown pebbled morocco over beveled boards with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the rounded spine with gilt titles and panel ornaments, the covers with a series of frames in blind with gilt corner pieces, fancy dentelles "Watson's Pilgrim's Progress (Routledge, 1861), like his Robinson Crusoe, is now among the rarer books of the period. You must search long and patiently for a 'first'". (Reid. Illustrators of the Sixties., p. 169).Ray. England, 208 Slightest hint of foxing to title, else fine and bright [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Lavini di S. Marco im Süd-Tyrol.: Dante’s Hölle XII. Gesang.

      Kunstler Wiener, Vienna. 1861 - Veduta della nota ruina dantesca che si trova non lontano da Rovereto, luogo desolato che il poeta vide con i suoi occhi e menzionò nella Commedia (Inf. XII, vv. 4-5). La stampa si trova in Wiener Kunstler Album. Timbro a secco.\r\r\r Formato: Litografia di dimensioni 42x32 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo. Diffusi segni di foxing.

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        Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, From 1789 to 1856. From Gales and Seaton's Annals of Congress; From Their Register of Debates; and From the Official Reported Debates, by John C. Rives. [Volumes I to XVI].

      New York: S. Appleton & Co., 1857-1861. - Hardcovers. Sixteen vols. Half-bound leather. Gilt decoration to spines. Marbled boards, edges, & endpapers. Ex-library, (internal markings only), some rubbing to boards and hinges, boards disbound to vols II and XIII, rear board disbound to vols VI and XVI, front board of vol. XVI is loose, front board disbound to vol. IV and VIII, rubbing to ends of spines (some with a little loss), rubbing to edges, some wear to several spine labels, some scratches to covers, o/wise good (no markings to text). The sixteenth volume covers up to and including 1850. 29325 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letters Signed / Partly-printed Autograph Manuscript.

      - This English composer, conductor, pianist and singer is remembered for his many comic songs and glees, but also composed operas such as "Queen of the Thames," "Pascal Bruno" and "Rose, or Love's Ransom" and the cantata "Robin Hood." First, an ALS, 3pp, 4½" X 7¼", Upper Halloway, England, 1861 January 1. Addressed to William Cox Bennett (1820-95), a minor English poet who authored several verse collections. Near fine. Cordial note from a poet who it seems wants Hatton to set some of his poems to music. "I am much obliged for your new Book of Poems which I will devour as soon as I get the chance. The '1000 miles away' will, I think, suit my knuckle -- & I'll have a try at it. The Publisher of 'The Homeward Watch' will send you copies very shortly. When the weather gets a little decent, we will have a 'big talk' at yr. fireside con molto piacere. I have forwarded Kingsley's Poems by this Post." Boldly penned. Second, another ALS, 2pp, 7" X 4½", Margate, England, 1874 July 5. Addressed to William Kingston Sawyer (1828-82), poet who authored "Ten Miles from Town" (1866) and "The Legend of Phyllis" (1872). Near fine. In bold purple ink, Hatton pens another poet who wants Hatton to set his verse to music. "The 'Rose song' in yr. Vol. is very nice -- & would make a charming ballad -- but I cannot put myself in competition with Balfe -- who always did -- & always could write a more popular tune than ever I could." Third and last is a Partly-printed Autograph Document in the form of a 12mo (4 3/4" X 7¼") full calf blind-embossed volume, n.y. Very good. Some edge and corner wear, but overall tight and decent; text pages a bit edgeworn. Front pastedown bears Hatton's 3" X 1½" printed "Mr. J.L. Hatton" calling card. "S. Goswell St." pencilled by Hatton above his printed name has been crossed out in ink, as has the "210 Regent Street" inked in his hand below his printed name; next to this last, he pens "Aldeburgh, / Saxmand home." The full text block of this blank book consists of light brown leaves, on the front flyleaf of which he pens "Index / Ho! fill me a Tankard." Hatton has neatly affixed a 4" X 6½" sheet to the recto of the first three leaves, the first titled "Index" and all three bearing his inked a list of his titles (or first few text words) in a left-hand column and a page number in a right-hand column. Thus the first index page begins with "Ho! fill me a" on page "1" and ends with "Fat man" on page "14," the second leaf begins with "Mr. Brown's Serenade" on page "15" and ends with "Woman of Mind" on page "28," and the third leaf begins with "Sally, Sally" on page "29" and ends with "Kit the Cobbler" on page "43." After several blank leaves these lyrics appear, as printed in newsprint, clipped out and neatly affixed, with Hatton noting the indexed page number on each clipping. The clippings are bright and clean, showing no brittleness. Some fill one side, some fill two or more sides, and occasionally there are blank leaves interspersed. Three songs listed in the index do not appear: # 2 ("In days of old"), #5 ("Leather Bottel") and #20 ("Teacher of Express"). Hatton makes a number of interesting textual corrections and changes, and occasionally adds editorial remarks and such. In "Comic Song," for instance, he crosses out the line "I think I shall faint, I feel so queer" and inks in "I shall die an old maid, I fear." To "The Little Fat Grey Man," Hatton crosses out a dozen lines with a large "X" and pastes in a 3½" X 2¼" slip on which he has penned alternate lyrics. On "Mr. Brown's Serenade," Hatton crosses out two lines near the bottom, draws a line to the facing page and pens two new lines. He writes in the margin, "J. Boosey for his 'Numerous Song Book' -- June 4, 1874" (certainly referring to the British music publisher). And below this clipping, he adds, "Very good -- first rate affect always. J.L.H. 1874." Below the clipping of "King Canute and the Cold Water Cure," Hatton writes: "I think John Parry did this -- but I nev [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Champignons et Truffes

      Paris, Librairie agricole de la Maison rustique 1861 - In-12, broché, couv. imprimée, 173 pp RARE OUVRAGE sur les champignons et les truffes, la troisième partie étant consacrée aux truffes (notamment préparation et conservation) Ouvrage bien complet de ses 12 planches coloriées hors texte

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        Campagnes de la Révolution Française dans les Pyrénées orientales et description topographique de cette moitié de la chaine pyrénéenne. Atlas.

      - Paris, J. Dumaine, 1861, 28 x 38,5 cm., cartoné original, 2 h. + 15 mapas, 4 de ellos plegados. (Carecemos de los dos tomos de texto de esta obra). FRANCIA

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        Missale Romanum

      Tours: A. Mame,, 1861. Ex Decreto Sacrosancti Concilii Tridentini Restitutum S. Pii V Pontificis Maximi Jussu Editum Clementis VIII et Urbani VIII Auctoritate Recognitum. Accuratissima Editio Novis Missis ex Indulto Apostolico Concessis Aucta. Folio (397 × 270 mm). Contemporary red morocco, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, red silk doublures and tabs, panelling and cross designs to boards, inner dentelles, and all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece and 7 plates. Binding lightly rubbed with a few nicks and small bumps, crack to head of spine, flu-leaves and half-title foxed, slight offsetting to title page from frontispiece. An excellent copy. A very handsomely bound Latin missal.

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

      [Chatham Prison] 1861 - 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. Both poster bills are in a good condition, somewhat edge-torn with some tape repairs. They are quite well-preserved considering age and use. 1 Kg. 2 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Zwei offene Briefe an Dr. J. Spaeth, Professor der Geburtshilfe an der k.k. Josefs-Akademie in Wien, und an Hofrath Dr. F. W. Scanzoni, Professor der Geburtshilfe zu Würzburg

      Pest: Gustav Emich, Buchdrucker der ungar. Akademie, 1861 - Rare work by Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-1865), one of the great figures of nineteenth century medicine: "His discovery concerning the etiology and prevention of puerperal fever was a brilliant example of fact- finding, meaningful statistical analysis, and keen inductive reasoning. The highly successful prophylactic hand washings made him a pioneer in antisepsis during the pre-bacteriological era in spite of deliberate opposition and uninformed resistance" (DSB). After publication of his landmark work, "Die Aetiologie, der Begriff und die Prophylaxis des Kindbettfiebers" (1861), Semmelweis was ruthlessly attacked by the leading figures in gynaecology. He published the present work and two other open letters in response to his harshest critics but to no avail. Embittered, Semmelweis died in 1865. It was Pasteur's work that subsequently provided a satisfactory explanation for Semmelweis' empirically based prophylaxis First Edition. 8vo. 21, [1] pp., plus final blank. Original green wrappers. Wrappers detached, some fading at margins, still a Fine copy of a scarce work. Waller 8835; DSB XII, pp. 294-297 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

      Ticknor & Fields, Boston 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Paris dans sa splendeur. Monuments, vues, scènes historiques, descriptions et histoire.

      Henri Charpentier,, Paris, 1861 - Tre volumi di cm. 49, pp. 600 ca. di testo, alcune incisioni xilografiche + 100 tavole fuori testo in litografia seppiata (tra cui la pianta geografica della città). Sontuosa legatura originale in mezza pelle e percallina verde, dorsi a nervi con titoli e ricchi fregi romantici in oro. Piatti inquadrati da decori in oro, grande stemma centrale e filetti a secco. minimi segni d'uso a cuffie e punte. Esemplare fresco ed in eccellente stato di conservazione. La parte illustrata è opera principalmente di Philippe Benoist, vi parteciparono poi Eug. Ciceri, Jules Arnout e altri. Il testo venne stilato da vari autori tra cui: Louis Enault, Edouard Fournier, Mary Lafon, Pr. Mérimée, Viollet Le Duc e altri. Si tratta della più affascinante opera stampata nell'800 sulla città di Parigi; ogni tavola raffigura scorci, vie, piazze e monumenti della capitale francese sempre animati da personaggi e motivi della vita e delle attività cittadine del periodo. Uno dei migliori esempi dell'editoria romantica francese. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons 1861 - Octavo, rust cloth, decorated in blind, gilt-lettered spine; bookplate removed from the front pastedown leaving a slight trace, otherwise an immaculate copy. First edition with Blackwood's 16-page catalogue at the end; without the two leaves of Alexander Carlyle ads at the rear, which appear in only some copies; Carter's "binding A," with the more elaborate gilt design on the spine; slipcase. Sadleir 819; Wolff 2063 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres poetiques [Ouevres inedites ] de Pierre de Brach, Sieur de la Motte Montussan

      Auguste Aubry, Paris 1861 - Auguste Aubry, 1861. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1861 - 1862. Two volumes, complete. Octavo (23.5 x 19.0 cm). First edition, one of 60 copies on laid papier de verge, of the total limitation of 260. Half dark brown morocco and marbled boards by Quinet (stamped ticket), spines elaborately gilt in six compartments. Top edge gilt, other edges uncut, tricolor silk marker ribbons. Collates vol. I, 400 pp.: [4], xxxvi, 356, [4]; vol. II, 381 pp.: [2], cxii, 312, [5]. Minimal traces of wear to bindings, negligible scattered foxing, else fine. Printed by Gounouilhou of Bordeaux in Roman, italic and Greek fonts with large woodcut printer's device on title pages and woodcut ornaments, initials, headpieces and tailpieces throughout Two engraved portraits of de Brach in vol. 1, the first in brown ink on laid paper (unsigned) over a verse by Manialdus, and the second by Roques after Thomas de Leu on laid chine. Two unsigned oversize folding woodcuts, Le Palais Tutele de Bourdeaus (the remarkable Pillars of Tutelle) and L'Amphitheatre de Bourdeaus, from Elie Vinet, L'Antiquité de Bourdeaus (1565), in vol. 2. This set is the first critical edition, incorporating extensive scholarly apparatus, of the works of Pierre de Brach (1547-1605), an important Bourdelais poet associated with Montaigne, Ronsard, Pelletier, Pasquier and other key French Renaissance literary figures. Vicaire I, 919; Brunet supp., 167; Viollet le Duc I, 333. Provenance: Robert Hoe (with his leather bookplate in each volume) and Agnes Neustadt (with her engraved bookplate in each volume).

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        Vienac uzdarja narodnoga.

      Zadar 1861 - in-4, [2]-XVI-244 pp., texte sur deux colonnes dans un agréable encadrement romantique, avec deux planches lithographiées (un portrait-frontispice de l'auteur, une vue de Brist sa ville natale), demi-chagrin bouteille, dos à nerfs orné de caissons dorés, tête dorée (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire. Rarissime impression de Zadar (côte illyrienne de la Croatie). Andrija Kacic-Miosic (1704-1760), Dominicain du monastère de Zaostrog, fut un poète et philosophe d'expression croate. Aucun exemplaire au CCF.

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      William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Fine Condition. Illustrator: Rockwell Kent. This is the first UK edition. Size: 7 3/4" x 5". 364 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Previous owner's book-plate laid in. Top edge gilt in good condition. Embossed, decorative leather covers and spine. Spine has five raised bands. Publication date in gilt along spine bottom. George Eliot's famous and her favorite work. Finely bound in chocolate brown morocco by Bumpus of London. In excellent condition. When it was bound by this binder, they did not include the advertisements with the book. Leather on turn-ins have offset stained the free end papers so those blank pages look like they have borders. Has previous owner bookplate of the noted collectors, John Whiting Friel and Helen Otillie Friel. Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) designed this bookplate for the Friels in 1953. This bookplate has been featured in AIGA's 50 Books/50 Covers of 2002 (2003, Tom Boss, publisher) and the original rests in American Institute of Graphic Artists archives. Illustrator: Rockwell Kent. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 003454. .

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        Georgia Militia Incorporated into Provisional Confederate Army

      Montgomery, Ala. 1861 - Letter Signed, as Confederate Secretary of War, to Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown. Montgomery, Ala., March 8, 1861. On "Confederate States of America, War Department" stationery. Docketed, "Call for Southern Rights Meeting." 2 pp., 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. The Confederate Secretary of War writes the governor of Georgia asking for state militia troops and new enlistees to be transferred to the Provisional Confederate Army. This so-called P.A.C.S. was authorized by act of the Confederate Congress on February 28, 1861, a week prior to this letter. "The President, therefore, instructs me to express the hope that Your Excellency appreciating . the necessity for immediate military organization subject to the control of this Government - will tender, for the Provisional Army, the troops now in the service of your State." The Civil War began in earnest a month later, with the Confederate capture of Fort Sumter on April 13th. Complete Transcript Montgomery March 8, 1861.Sir:-I had the honor, some days since, to enclose to your Excellency a copy of an Act of the Congress providing for the transfer of the troops now in the service of your State, to the Provisional Army of the Confederate States. The third section of that Act refers to the troops already in the service of the State Governments, who must be tendered by the respective State authorities, and also to such troops, not in the service of the States, as may volunteer with the consent of the States. Your Excellency is aware that the process of organizing the Regular Army of the Confederate States must necessarily be slow and unsatisfactory, and wholly inadequate to the present emergencies of our situation.Under these circumstances, the main reliance of this Government, at this time, must be in the State forces now in service, and such volunteer organizations in the respective States, as may be desirous of [2] being incorporated into the Provisional Army. The President, therefore, instructs me to express the hope that Your Excellency appreciating, as, I doubt not, you do, the necessity for immediate military organization subject to the control of this Government - will tender, for the Provisional Army, the troops now in the service of your State. And to save the delays of special application and permission, it is hoped that your Excellency will publish a general order, that such companies, Battalions and Regiments, as may be organized in your state, and volunteer for service in the Provisional Army, may do so.Believing that your Excellency fully appreciates the imminent necessity for prompt action, and trusting that these suggestions will receive immediate consideration, I have the honor to be very respectfully, Your obt. Servt., L.P. Walker Sec. of WarHis Ex'cy, Joseph E. Brown, / Milledgeville, Ga.Historical BackgroundThis was part of the first call for troops made by the Confederate government to the states. Except for its vulnerable coastline, no Southern state was in a better position to defend its borders than Georgia. Nevertheless, Governor Brown was reluctant to cede control of Georgia forces to the Confederate government for the common defense of the Southern states. His response to Walker's request for troops was conditional, and marked the beginning of the long and often bitter conflict between Brown and the Confederate government over its authority over Georgia troops and, more generally, states' rights.The Provisional Army of the Confederate States (P.A.C.S.) would constitute the fundamental military organization of the Confederacy throughout the war, despite parallel efforts to create a permanent regular peacetime army (Army of the Confederate States of America, or A.C.S.A.). It was intended, once victory and independence was achieved, to eventually disband the P.A.C.S. Leroy P. Walker (1817-1884) was the first Confederate Secretary of War who issued the orders for the firing on Fort Sumter, beginning the Civil War. He was an ineffec. (See website for full description)

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        City of the Saints and across the Rocky Mountains to California.

      Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, London 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. *** Please use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la Révolution de 1848 (8 volumes) suivi de la Commission Executive .Journée du 15 Mai Assemblée constituante émeutes bonapartistes journées de juin (3 volumes).

      1861 - Livre ancien Paris Pagnerre 1861-1862-1869-1872 Rare ensemble de 11 volumes in-8 reliure demi-basane dos ornés 5 nerfs 500 400 408 424 396 464 420 484 396 480 471 pages. exemplaire très frais sans rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eriocnemis Alinae, Plate 280

      London, 1861 John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist, self-taught artist and naturalist. Gould first worked as a gardener under his father in the Royal Gardens of Windsor from 1818-1824, where he began his illustrations. He became an expert taxidermist, opening his own practice in London in 1824 and in 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the museum of the Zoological Society of London.Through his work he was able to meet with the country’s leading naturalists and view new collections of birds given to the Zoological Society. His interest in birds was continually developing and in 1830 he published his first volume on birds, “A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.” For the next fifty years, Gould, his wife and artists working with them traveled around Asia, the East Indies and Australia. His wife Elizabeth and other artists were able to transfer his sketches to stone; hand print and hand-color them. Of all his works, many of Gould’s best-known images come from this beautiful and comprehensive “Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds”.One of his largest productions, the Hummingbirds was also the most painstaking, meticulously detailed project that the ornithologist attempted. In order to create accurate representations of the tiny, delicately beautiful birds, Gould invented a new method of coloring, using metallic pigments to reproduce the iridescence of their plumage. Most images also show at least one subject in flight to further accentuate the coloring of their feathers. All of the hummingbirds are drawn to scale and are anatomically correct to the smallest detail, their brilliant coloring highlighted with gold and transparent luster. Most of the subjects in the book were taken from Gould’s personal collection of hummingbird specimens.This magnificently hand-colored lithograph, Eriocnemis Alinae, Plate 280, measures 21.5" x 14.75" and is in mint condition. These hummingbirds, also known as Metallic or Emerald-bellied Pufflegs, are colored with rich brown-green bodies, vibrant metallic green undersides and white "puffs" around their legs. Precise lines define and detail each feather, giving these three hummingbirds dimension as they are illustrated actively seeking nectar from flowers. Their different positioning allows for their bodies and brilliant coloring to be appreciated from different angles.

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        [Contributions to the discussions]. In Proceedings of the Fourth Session of the International Statistical Congress

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1861. [Babbage, Charles.] [Contributions to the discussions]. In Proceedings of the Fourth Session of the International Statistical Congress (London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode . . . for Her Majesty&#39;s Stationery Office, 1861): 380, 381, 383, 394. With: Letter to Dr Farr, on the origin of the International Statistical Congresses. In ibid: 505-7. Half calf, marbled boards ca. 1861, spine renewed. Whole volume. xix [3], 548pp. 294 x 242 mm. Bookplate. <p>First edition. Babbage, a member of the International Statistical Congress&#39;s organization commission, made four contributions to the discussions held at the Congress, which took place in London in July of 1860. The first two had to do with statistical methodogy, specifically, the way of delineating statistical information on paper. Babbage proposed the adoption of "dots and broken lines" as a way of distinguishing different lines in a black-and-white printed chart when color printing was not affordable. He stated that thirty years before he had constructed a drawing pen for this purpose, which could hold a series of fifteen small wheels on which different variants of dots and broken lines were inscribed. </p><p>Babbage&#39;s second suggestion consisted of arguments, illustrated with examples from Scheutz&#39;s calculating machine (which Babbage was quick to point out was "now at work in the adjacent building"), in favor of "signs" resembling the thing signified. This basically was an indirect argument for the use of his system of mechanical notation, or some similar system, in the design drawings of complex machinery. From the published comments after Babbage&#39;s remark it would appear that this argument was not understood.</p><p> Babbage also drew attention to the inventions of M. Guerry, who had devised a simple arithmetical machine for tabulating statistical results done by human computers. In addition, he proposed the compilation of an English dictionary, by England, her colonies, and America, for the prevention of the formation of separate dialects. Here Babbage was attempting to regulate words that came into usage in order to standardize language and make communication more efficient. His ultimate goal was a universal language: "The existence of different languages is a great evil; it is the destruction of a certain amount of the intellect of mankind, which is thus consumed by the friction that the different languages create. . . . whatever is most likely to become the universal language I would support, because I am convinced an immense quantity of time and talent is lost by the diversity of languages" (p. 394).</p><p>Babbage&#39;s letter on the origin of the international statistical congresses, and the role that he had played in their early development, was addressed to the statistician William Farr, who at the time was using the Scheutz Engine no. 3 to compile his English Life Table. Farr, a member of the Congress&#39;s executive committee, contributed a preface to this volume of the Proceedings, in which he acknowledged the "valuable contributions to the science" made by Babbage and others.</p><p>This congress and its Proceedings included the contributions of numerous significant scientists active at the time, including Florence Nightingale and Alphonse Quetelet. Not in Van Sinderen. Hyman 1982, 260. When we last checked four copies of this publication were cited in OCLC. Origins of Cyberspace 81.</p>

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      Chicago. . 1861 - vii,[1],134pp. plus frontispiece, plates, and errata leaf. Original cloth, rebacked. Some scattered soiling and foxing. Manuscript note on frontis. Else quite good. Clark was a Chicago physician who went to Colorado to prospect for gold in 1860, without success. He describes in detail the frontier town and expresses distaste with some of its aspects, such as the gambling, crime, and language. His narrative is considered to be one of the few authentic and truthful accounts of life and travel in Colorado of the day. The plates offer many fine illustrations of Denver and other western towns. "One of the best of the few contemporary accounts of the Pike's Peak gold rush." - Wilcox. "[Clark's] is one of the few authentic accounts of that year's travel to the Rockies" - Wagner-Camp. HOWES C430, "b." STREETER SALE 2144. CHICAGO ANTE-FIRE IMPRINTS 548. GRAFF 731. WAGNER- CAMP 372. WILCOX, p.24.

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