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        Grenadier Weaver

      - An exquisitely detailed hand-colored lithograph by Frederick William Frohawk (1861-1946) from the series "Aves Hawaiienses: The Birds of the Sandwich Islands" by Scott B. Wilson and A.H. Evans. This series was published in London by R.H. Porter in 1890-99. This print measures 10"x12.25" Frohawk was born in Norfolk, the youngest son of Francis William Frohawk. His career was spent creating paintings for private commissions, for periodicals and books, and his talents were diverse, he worked in oils, watercolors, lithography and wood engraving. Birds and insects were his two main interests in life and his drawings and paintings were largely devoted to these two subjects. Frohawk became a member of the British Ornithologists' Union in 1895 and a Fellow of the Entomological Society in 1891 (electing him a Special Life Fellow in 1926). During his long career, over 1,000 of his drawings were reproduced in books about birds. In addition, he provided illustrations for the Field Magazine (1881 onward), the Encyclopedia Britannica (illustrations of birds and reptiles), the British Museum Catalogue of Fishes and Proceedings of the Zoological Society. 80 of the artist’s original watercolors of birds are in the collection of the Natural History Museum, London. Overall this print is in very good condition with some light foxing and staining.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Future Confederate Naval Commander

      U.S.S. Pennsylvania, Norfolk 1861 - Autograph Letter Signed to unknown. U.S.S. Pennsylvania, Norfolk, January 22, 1861. 1 p., 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Three months before his home state of Virginia seceded, U.S. Naval Commander Arthur Sinclair writes to a Commander in the Navy. Complete Transcript U.S. Ship Pennsylvania Norfolk Jany 22. 1861.My dear Sir. I have nothing of any importance to communicate - only feel a desire to know how my esteemed Commander is getting on & whether your health has been entirely restored. Please inform me at your earliest convenience all about you & yours. As you will perceive I am in command of this ship, having been orderd at my own request, on the 15th. inst - I have just returned from Washington, whither I went in charge of the new steam sloop Pensacola. The Secretary received me with great kindness & was very complimentary. Poindexter is here with me as my executive - & desires to be remembered. Should you write Hitchcock present my regards. God bless you Yours truly as ever --- A. SinclairArthur Sinclair (1810-1865) was a Virginia native whose father served in the U.S. Navy during the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, retiring as a Commodore. Sinclair was dismissed (effectually resigning) from the U.S. Navy on April 18, a day after Virginia seceded from the Union. He was then appointed a commander in the Confederate Navy on June 10, 1861. He commanded the C.S.S. Winslow during the Battle of Hatteras Inlet in August, 1861, and drowned during the foundering of the blockade runner Leila on January 14, 1865.Arthur's future grandson, Upton Sinclair, was a famous radical activist and writer of such books as The Jungle, an expose on the meatpacking industry. His biographer notes an old "favorite story in the Sinclair collection of traditional family tales . Lieutenant Commander Arthur Sinclair, and his old friend, fellow Virginian, and shipmate Captain David Farragut had stayed up and argued all night long in Sinclair's study, the day after Virginia had seceded. The next morning, Farragut had gone north, loyal to the Union. Sinclair, like [Robert E.] Lee, had been loyal to Virginia and the lost cause."ReferencesHarris, Leon. Upton Sinclair: American Rebel (New York, 1975), p. 15.

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

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

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Autumn Fruits

      Currier & Ives, New York 1861 - A finely composed image of American fruits of the Fall. A delightful arrangement of the bounties of nature. The effortless nature of the composition conceals the fine artistic eye that was able to produce an image of such pleasing balance and harmonious tones. Conningham 317; cf. Gale 345-346. Lithograph, printed in black and brown, coloured by hand.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        Colorado River of the West

      Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1861. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. This is the first book to deal with the Colorado River, predating Powell's exploration by 10 years.The Ives report is also one of the first descriptions of the Grand Canyon and of the area's native inhabitants. Many of the sketches have exaggerated views of dark and narrow canyons, reflecting how strange the landscape must have looked to these early explorers. Two maps and profile. All views, engravings, and portraits as called for. Newer binding, half leather on dark cloth. Farquhar 21, Howes 192, Wagner-Camp 375.

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      Senate United States 1861 - Quarto. 36th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Ex Document. Bound in brown contemporary leather with marbled paper over boards. Marbled endpapers. gold stamping on spine. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Black leather spine and corners. 4 maps, including two large folding maps of the Rio Colorado of the West. Clean and unmarked pages with minimal staining. Various hand-colored illustrations throughout, as well as black and white charts and illustrations. Minor foxing to title page. Some water damage to tops of pages in mid-section. This rare volume describes in great length and detail the findings of the United States Corps of Topographical Engineers while exploring the Colorado river and surrounding areas. The leading artist on the expedition was Heinrich Baldwin Mollhausen, a German who had taken several trips to the west before the compilation of this book. The first fold-out map is slightly torn with some minor folds. Light splotching occurs throughout the book. Tight binding. Minimal shelf-wear. Light scuffing to boards, spine. Gilt remains clear and bright. Overall, a superior volume in excellent condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        Report Upon the Colorado River of the West

      Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1861 - 154 pp + approx 70 pp. 4to. Quarter cloth. Rebacked, with new ep's. Illustrated with 2 folding maps, 1 profile, 8 folding panoramic views, 12 b/w engravings, 7 color lithographs of indians, and 41 woodcuts; collated. Maps have few tears. Wear to boards, few light stains, bumping to corners w/ chips to cloth. Browning to textblock. Foxing to original ep's and to some other pages including maps and edges of plates. Light browning to page edges, offsetting to some pages. Light edgewear to some panoramas. In great condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cellar Stories Bookstore]
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        Histoire des musulmans d’Espagne jusqu’à la conquête de l’Andalousie par les Almoravides (711-1110)

      Leyde, E.J. Brill 1861 - Par R. Dozy, Commandeur de l’ordre de Charles III, membre correspondant de l’Académie d’Histoire de Madrid, associé étranger de la Société Asiatique de Paris, Professeur d’histoire à l’université de Leyde, etc. SOMMAIRE : I/ VIII & 392 pp. (Guerres civiles). II/ 356 pp. (Les chrétiens et les renégats). III/ 374 pp. (Le Califat). IV/ 338 pp. (Les petits souverains). Chronologie des princes musulmans du XIe siècle ; liste des ouvrages imprimés et manuscrits dont l’auteur s’est servi, suivi d’un index alphabétique des matières contenues dans les 4 volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      J. H. Colton and Co. 1861 - Title on the map is: Colton's Map of The Americas, Africa and Portions of Europe, showing the Atlantis and Part of the Pacific Oceans, Title on front of book is: Map of the United States and Mexico Map. These maps have been bound into a hardcover book with black panels with stamped decoration and gilt title, inside front cover is a list of other J. H. Colton maps. Entered into Congress 1861. Colton calls this type of map MOUNTED AND IN ORTABLE FORM. Hard cover binding has edge wear with some re-coloring done along edges, gilt is still bright, spine has been reinforced from the inside with Japanese paper is age discolored (toned). The map is folded with wear to the fold with a few holes/tears worn through and a few repaired, light age toning. There is a distance chart by land and by water. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbums of Ish Kabibble Books]
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        The Wild Huntress [Three Volumes]

      Published by Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, London . Three Volumes. 1861. - Recently rebound in half dark chocolate morocco, raised bands, gilt decorations and twin labels to each spine, marble paper boards, biscuit end papers. 8vo 8'' x 5½''. [iv] 315; [iv] 319; [iv] 342 printed pages of text. In Fine condition. Member of the P.B.F.A. NINETEENTH CENTURY [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA Member]
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        The Wild Huntress

      Richard Bentley 1861 - Rare mayne Reid triple decker. All volumes dated 1861 on the title page. Yellow endpapers. Good only as the cloth colour has faded to brown with age and two volumes are somewhat marked where, I assume, the library labels have been removed. Having said that the books themselves are solid and extremely rare in any condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dusty Book]
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        Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics

      Hutton & Freligh, Memphis 1861 - FIRST REVISED EDITION, MEMPHIS ISSUE. The 1861 edition was issued in Memphis, Philadelphia and New York; no priority has been established. Commissioned by Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, William Hardee's Light Infantry Tactics modernized American infantry drill, allowing for nimbler, faster-paced battle movements. Though Hardee was a Confederate general, both Confederate and Union armies used Hardee's manual during the Civil War. This copy bears the ownership inscription of Isaac Howard, a Confederate soldier whose extensive correspondence with his father is an important primary source for military historians of the Civil War. The "Howard Papers" are part of the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Memphis: Hutton & Freligh, 1861. 2 vols in 1, as issued. Octavo, original cloth back boards, original label on front cover, with 58 lithographs (complete). Scattered foxing and soiling throughout; some wear and soiling to upper cover. An extraordinary copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Manhattan Rare Book Company, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Portrait of Lady ........

      London, 1861. Original photograph, carte de visite, albumen print, 9,5 x 6,4 cm, in perfect condition. Caldesi, Blanford & Co Partnership between Leonida Caldesi, Ernest Blanford & John Anthony Scott. STUDIOS: 1. 13 Pall Mall East, Westminster 1860 - May 1862. Successors to Caldesi & Montecchi; succeeded by L. Caldesi & Co. 2. 6 Victoria Grove, Kensington May 1860 - May 1862. Succeeded by L. Caldesi & Co. Adverts for studio 1 IN Athenaeum May 5 1860; Times May 10 1860, February 3 & March 3 1862. Partnership with John Anthony Scott dissolved May 17 1862. LITERATURE: The Royal Collection of pictures at Buckingham Palace London, Colnaghi, 1860. With 40 mounted albumen prints. Gernsheim, Incunabula 118. KEYWORDS:england / london

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        Travels in the Regions of the Upper and Lower Amoor and the Russian Acquisitions on the Confines of India and China

      London, Hurst and Blackett, , 1861. With Adventures among the Mountain Kirghis; and the Manjours, Manyargs, Toungouz, Touzemtz, Goldi, and Gelyaks; the Hunting and Pastoral Tribes. Second Edition. Large octavo (249 × 150 mm) original pinkish purple sand-grained cloth, embossed, title elaborately gilt to the spine and to the upper board together with a large illustrative gilt block "The Dangerous Ride." Tinted lithographic frontispiece and numerous engraved illustrations to the text, large folding map at the rear. Slightly rubbed, spine sunned, corners a little bumped, front hinges just started, else a very bright copy. Second edition, issued the year after the first. Having trained as a stonemason, Atkinson became an architect carrying out some highly accomplished commissions in the Manchester area. Around 1844 "inspired by Alexander von Humboldt's accounts of Siberia, Atkinson then moved to St Petersburg …There, in 1846, he abandoned architecture as a profession for the pursuits of an explorer and topographical artist. Between March and November 1847 he travelled to the Urals, the Kirgiz steppes, and Altai Mountains …Between 1848 and 1853 he travelled extensively in the Russian orient, gathering much geographical and geological information. During this time he produced over 500 water-colours of the landscapes and peoples, some of them 5 or 6 feet square …After his return to Britain, an exhibition of Atkinson's Siberian and Chinese Tartar scenes was held in 1856 at Colnaghi's Gallery, London. Some of these were lithographed and published in his narratives of his travels." (ODNB) He died in 1861, the Athenaeum describing him in their obituary as "the type of an artistic traveller, thin, lithe, and sinewy, with a wrist like a rock and an eye like a poet's; manner singularly gentle, and air which mingled entreaty with command."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Philp's Washington Described. A Complete View of the American Capital, and the District of Columbia; with Many Notices, Historical, Topographical and Scientific, of the Seat of Government

      Philp & Solomons 1861 - 16mo. Original maroon cloth with gilt stamped lettering and image of the capitol on front cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Moderate sunning to cover. Light scuffing to spine. Minimal shelf-wear. Text and illustrations are crisp and clear. Illustrations throughout and a map of the capital with labeled points of interests. Several pages in back contain various advertisements. This was the original volume printed in 1861 during the construction of the capitol dome. Chapter four details the capital building's history and describes the dome's construction. Other topics discussed are the capital's role in the Revolutionary War, departments of government, surrounding colleges, and local geography. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        CATALOGUE DE LIVRES RARES ET CURIEUX Parmi Lesquels On Remarque Une Jolie Collection d'Editions Elzeviriennes Reiliées Par Du Seuil, Padepoup, Derome, Courteval, Ducastin, Vogel, Bozerian, Thouvenin, Muller, Simier, Hering, Koehler, Bauzonnet, Duru, Etc.

      Farancois Librarie, Paris 1861 - (FR) Cover edges rubbed, with leather spine panel completely intact and in good condition but worn, no markings, pages clean, there is a small stamp to the front fly stating "Printed in france" and a label there written in ink" "Millot, Catalogue des livres rares, 1861 in-8 1/2 perc", hinges are solid, about Very Good with rubbing to ocvers as noted. given its age. 22 x 13.5 cm, paper over bds with leather spine and a spine label in ink which states " Catalogue de la vente Millot/ Paris Francois 1861", [i-v] vi-viii, [1] 2-204pp. The title page reads as follows: CATALOGUE DE LIVRES RARES ET CURIEUX Parmi Lesquels On Remarque Une Jolie Collection d'Editions Elzeviriennes Reiliées Par Du Seuil, Padepoup, Derome, Courteval, Ducastin, Vogel, Bozerian, Thouvenin, Muller, Simier, Hering, Koehler, Bauzonnet, Duru, Etc. ayant appartenu A M. MILLOT / La vente aura lieu le lundi 17 juin 1864, à 7 heures du soir et jours suivants / Maison Silvestre, rue des Bons-Enfants, 28 (Salle du premier étage) / par le ministre de Me. Levillain, commissaire-priseur / rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, 62 / Paris / Francois, Librarie/ rue des Saints-Pères, 23 / 1861. The book is entirely in French and is a listing of 1463 rare books in the following catagories: Théologie, Jurisprudence, Sciences et Arts, Belles-Lettres, Historire. Some of the listing go back to the middle of the 17th century; others are as late as the early 19th century. There is a four-page introduction to the catalogue by Francois, the bookseller, who lists the psuedonyms used by the Elzeviers when printing controversial books. (1.8 jm HOQ 101/1 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: J. W. Mah]
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        The Cloister and the Hearth. A Tale of the Middle Ages

      London: W. Clowes for Trübner & Co, 1861. First edition. 4 vols., 8vo. . Original green cloth with gilt-lettered spines. Hinges cracked, lower joint of volume I splitting; title reinserted in vol. II, with one small loss to corner. With the bookplates of MICHAEL SADLEIR in each volume, along with three others. In full red morocco slipcases, with chemises. Parrish 206; Sadleir 1999 . MICHAEL SADLEIR'S COPY of the scarce first edition of one the great historical novels. Set in of the latter part of the 15-century, and against a background of the Reformation, the invention of printing, and a wealth of historical characters such as Luther, Deschamps, Villon, and Erasmus (as a child), Reade weaves a rich tapestry revolving around the tragic love-story of Erasmus' parents. Very scarce in the original cloth, this is an exceptional copy with the distinguished provenance of the great collector and bibliographer of 19th-century fiction, Michael Sadleir

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Egypt, The Soudan and Central Africa, with Explorations from Khartoum on the White Nile to the Regions of the Equator.

      William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. - 1861, first edition, folding map, 482 pages, this is a very good hardback copy which has at some time been rebound into red cloth covers with the original spine relaid. Photos available on request. We have other books on the Arabs. For any enquiries, please click on "ask bookseller a question". If you are ever in Bath, please visit our bookshop, Bath Old Books. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Steven Ferdinando PBFA]
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        Egypt, the Soudan and Central Africa. With Explorations from Khartoum on the White Nile to the regions of the equator. Being Sketches from sixteen years’ Travel

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. . First edition, 8vo, xii, 482 pp. Folding map with a closed tear to the inner edge. Label removed from the paste down, brief ink scribblings to the same and to the fly leaf. Original gilt titled blue cloth, spine stained and slightly wrinkled, some wear to the top of the lower joint, gilt arms of the Knox Institute, Haddington, to upper cover. Initially employed as a mining engineer in Egypt, Petherick also traded in gum arabic and was appointed British Vice-Consul in Khartoum in 1858. He is best known for the controversy surrounding Speke and Grant’s arrival following their expedition to discover the source of the Nile. Despite being only a short distance away, and Speke and Grant’s extreme late arrival, he was blamed for his absence and his reputation suffered accordingly.

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        THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. 7 Volumes, 2 vols Mammalia, 2 vols Birds, Reptiles,Fishes, Insects.

      UK. William Mackenzie 1861 - Hardbacks, 7 Volumes or Divisions, previous owners inscription dated 1851. it states 1803 on the title page, Volume 1 Mammalia by T.Spencer Cobbold, light rubs to edges / board, bookplate on inner board, nice colour plates, Volume 2 Mammalia, few marks to boards, this one has no title page, starts at plate one, slight marks to some plates. Volume 3 Birds by William S.Dallas, few rubs to boards, Volume 4 Birds, this one has no title page, starts at plate 1 Volume 5 Reptiles by William Baird, some marks to boards. Volume 6 Fishes by Sir John Richardson. Vols 5 & 6 have small marks to rear boards. some marks / fading to boards, few marks internally, mainly black & white plates to this volume, Volume 7, Insects by Adam White. colour & black & white plates, all edges Gilt, all have bookplate to inner board, the odd mark here & there, couple of nicked pages, hessian showing to inner hinge here & there, but overalll Very Nice Books, Extra Postage may be Needed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Cobweb Books]
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        Travaux Hydrauliques Maritimes [Marseille ]. Ouvrage descriptif de l'Installation des chantiers pour l'exploitation des Blocs Naturels, la Confection des Blocs Artificiels et l'immersion de ces deux espèces de Blocs. Installation ayant servi à la construction de la Grande Jetée du large du Bassin Napoléon (Port de Marseille) Planches [ Planches I à VI, X à XIV, XVII, XIX à XXI, XXIII, XXIX à XXXI, XXXVIII, XL, XLII, XLIII, XLV à LV ]

      F. Canquoin 1861 - 1 vol. in-folio oblong en feuilles sous chemise cartonnée, F. Canquoin, Marseille, 1861, avec 33 chromolithographies au format 53 x 42 cm Volume de planches seul et incomplet, contenant les 33 chromolithographies suivantes : planches I à VI, X à XIV, XVII, XIX à XXI, XXIII, XXIX à XXXI, XXXVIII, XL, XLII, XLIII, XLV à LV. Etat moyen (cartonnage abîmé fort. frottés, nombreuses chromo. salies ou frottées, voire abîmées, croquis manusc. au verso de 3 pl., mais néanmoins un très intéressant ensemble). Rare. Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie du Cardinal]
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        Jewish School Books - No. 1 TORAT MOSHE THE LAWS OF MOSES A catechism of the Jewish Religion

      S. Solomons, London, Great Britain 1861 - BK190. OCLC: 3 copies worldwide. Edition: Second thousand. Stains to boards, inner hinges exposed. Such small books rarely survived, especially given their use in the schools. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Cloister and the Hearth. A Tale of the Middle Ages

      London: W. Clowes for Trübner & Co, 1861 - MICHAEL SADLEIR'S COPY of the scarce first edition of one the great historical novels. Set in of the latter part of the 15-century, and against a background of the Reformation, the invention of printing, and a wealth of historical characters such as Luther, Deschamps, Villon, and Erasmus (as a child), Reade weaves a rich tapestry revolving around the tragic love-story of Erasmus' parents. Very scarce in the original cloth, this is an exceptional copy with the distinguished provenance of the great collector and bibliographer of 19th-century fiction, Michael Sadleir First edition. 4 vols., 8vo. . Original green cloth with gilt-lettered spines. Hinges cracked, lower joint of volume I splitting; title reinserted in vol. II, with one small loss to corner. With the bookplates of MICHAEL SADLEIR in each volume, along with three others. In full red morocco slipcases, with chemises. Parrish 206; Sadleir 1999 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Tom Brown at Oxford

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1861. - Sequel to the Most Famous of All British School Stories With an Autograph Note and an Autograph Letter by the Author[HUGHES, Thomas]. Tom Brown at Oxford. By the Author of "Tom Brown’s School Days." In Three Volumes. Cambridge and London: Macmillan and Co., 1861.First edition. Three small octavo volumes (7 3/8 x 4 15/16 inches; 188 x 125 mm.). xii, 319, [1, blank]; vii, [1, blank], 338, [1, advertisements], [1, blank]; vii, [1, blank], 309, [3, blank] pp. At the end of Volume I is a publisher’s catalogue (23, [1] pp.) dated "15.10.61."Original royal blue morocco-grain cloth with covers ruled in blind and spines ruled in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt. Original cream-colored coated endpapers. Binder’s ticket on rear pastedown of Volume I: "Bound by/Burn/37 & 38/Kirby St." Minor rubbing to cloth boards and to extremities. Rear hinge of Volumes I and III expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Small hole (measuring approximately 3/8 x 1/4 inch) in the lower inner margin of half-title of Volume I. Leather bookplate of John Stuart Groves on front pastedown of each volume. An excellent copy. Individually chemised and housed together in a quarter dark blue slipcase.The sequel to the most famous of all British school stories and the novel that firmly established the genre, Tom Brown's Schooldays.Laid into Volume I is an Autograph Letter Signed by Hughes to a Mr. Moran, dated "9 Old Square, Lin Inn, Jany 28/68." Written in black ink. One twelvemo page on a folded leaf. "I want copies of Bemis’s pamphlets & any other good papers official or otherwise on that side of the Alabama question which are not printed in our blue books—Can you lend me these for a week or two—Ever yours Tho. Hughes."Tipped to the half-title of Volume I is a Signed Note by Thomas Hughes, dated Chester, March 1883 [?], being a transcription of Arthur Hugh Clough’s poem, "Say Not the Struggle Nought Availeth" (with variations from the published version): "Say not the struggle nought availeth/The labour & the wounds are vain,/The enemy faints not nor faileth,/And as things have been, things remain./Though hopes were vain, fears may be liars;/Who knows but, by yon smoke concealed,/Our comrades chase e'en now the fliers,/E’en now possess the stricken field—/For tho’ the tired waves, idly breaking,/Seem here no tedious inch to gain,/Far back, through creek & inlet making,/Comes, silent flooding in, the main—/And not thro’ eastern windows only,/When daylight comes comes in the light./In front the sun climbs slow—how slowly!/But eastward, look, the land is bright./A H Clough.""British jurist, reformer, and novelist best known for Tom Brown’s School Days (1857). Hughes was educated at Rugby School from 1834 to 1842. His love for the great Rugby headmaster Thomas Arnold and for games and boyish high spirits are admirably captured in Tom Brown’s School Days. The book did much to create an enduring image of the typical public-school boy and to popularize the doctrine of ‘muscular Christianity.’ From 1842 to 1845 Hughes was at Oriel College, Oxford, and Tom Brown at Oxford (1861), a less-successful sequel, gives a picture of live there at the time. Hughes’s admiration for the religious reformer Frederick Denison Maurice led him to join the Christian Socialists and, in 1854, to become a founding member of the Working Men’s College, of which he was principal from 1872 to 1883. His simple, earnest approach to religion and his robust patriotism show plainly in his tracts A Layman’s Faith (1868) and The Manliness of Christ (1879)" (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).Sadleir 1234. Parrish, pp.120-1. Wolff 3331. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Japanese Fragments. With Facsimiles of Illustrations By Artists of Yedo

      Bradbury and Evans, London 1861 - [Early Western Depiction of Japanese Color Prints]. Original purple blindstamped cloth boards with gilt vignette (boys feeding storks) on front board and gilt lettering and decoration on spine, gilt edges, 6 color woodblock plates, 11 black and white woodblock engravings and 6 woodblock text illustrations, 139 pp. Japanese history with focus on foreign contacts with Japan. Said to be one of the earliest appearances of Hokusai and Hiroshige color prints in any Western publication. ~~ Condition. The book is Good condition. The covers and spine are heavily faded. There is puckering of the cloth along the top, bottom and side edges of the front cover. Edges are scraped (including along the spine) and corners bumped. Gilt on the spine is quite faded. Internally very clean. One color plate ("Fishing Boats at Sea") has a 3/4 inch tear in the margin. The front paste down shows evidence of removal of a large book plate or similar type item that was once affixed. ~~~ More information, to include digital pics, available on request.

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      Washington DC 1861 - On offer is a very mysterious, enigmatic, perhaps incomplete as it is an unsigned, letter dated July 12, 1861 from the Executive Mansion. As evidenced on the first page in the hand of an old archivist or perhaps auction house this letter is written "During Lincoln's administration the man writing this was Lincoln's Secretary." This would have been written within months of Lincoln taking the Presidential office and moving into the White House. Lincoln had several secretaries including Hay, Nicolay, Stoddard and others. This letter we safely assume must have been written by one of them. This is a 4 page letter begins with "My Dear Child" but the recipient is also unidentified. There is mention in the letter of Clara Matteson and a gentleman named Charlie. Research suggests that Ms. Matteson is the daughter of Joel A. Matteson was Governor of Illinois. The letter is a very personal missive with the writer alluding to an intimacy with recipient and that she has reacted badly to information from outside sources: My Dear Child: What shall I do with you? How long will it be before you learn to trust your best friends quietly and not torture yourself and them with all kinds of strange surmises and fancies! I wish you could understand once and for all that I am your friend and cannot by any human possibility be otherwise.When every pleasant day I have spent at home for many years has been made pleasant by you; when the only house, besides my mother's, where I felt that I was welcome, has been your mother's.As to Clara Matteson, I own to a little surprise. I like her very much. My acquaintance with her, though very slight, convinced me that she was of a sweet and amiable disposition. I have many times spoken about you to her. She has often expressed a desire to know you.But you say you have never seen Clara. I am not responsible for what Clara's dear friends, say, nor is she." Lastly is an after-thought note in the upper left corner of the first page reads: "If you gave Charlie ammunition to have hit ___ then you are the one to blame not P." VG. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

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        Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California.

      San Francisco, J.M. Hutchings & Co. 1861 - Octavo. First edition, second issue. 236p., 92 ill. 24 cm. Bound in publishers Moroccan brown leather. Gilt lettering on spine. Gilt tooling on spine and front covers. AEG. Good binding and cover. Chipping to head and tail of spine. Small loss to leather at bottom of title on spine. Wear to extremities. Loss to gilt on front board. Pages 147-159 loose but still bound. Clean, unmarked pages with some tanning. Cowan, p 300; Currey & Kruska 164; Farquhar 4c; Greenwood 1475; Rocq 5208; Sabin 34045 Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine was a magazine published between 1856 and 1861, in San Francisco, which played an important role in popularizing California in general and to a large extent Yosemite National Park in particular. In 1855, entrepreneur James Mason Hutchings, artist Thomas Ayres and two others were the first to tour the area. Hutchings and Ayres were responsible for much of the earliest publicity about Yosemite, writing articles and special magazine issues about the Valley. Ayres' style in art was highly detailed with exaggerated angularity. His works and written accounts were distributed nationally, and an art exhibition of his drawings was held in New York City. The magazine was published monthly from July 1856 to June 1861, five volumes total. Although Yosemite was prominent, it was a magazine of general interest that focused on California's nascent tourist attractions. Each issue contained travel narratives, ranging from simple day trips out of San Francisco to arduous trans-Sierra treks. Hutchings' publicity efforts between 1855 and 1860 led to an increase in tourism to Yosemite. The first edition of this book, which many engravings and articles were from the original magazine, was undated and issued in 1860. It was reprinted in 1861, as a second issue for the first edition. The original edition, of both issues had 10 chapters and 92 engravings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Constable of the Tower

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommon first edition of this novel by William Harrison Ainsworth. Complete in three volumes. With a frontispiece to each volume, plus three further plates. William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Ebers introduced Ainsworth to literary and dramatic circles, and to his daughter, who became Ainsworth's wife. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of 39 novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Ainsworth died in Reigate on 3 January 1882. Condition: In original cloth covered bindings. Externally, somewhat worn with bumping and marks to boards. Splitting to two joints and lifting to one backstrip. Internally, generally firmly bound, though one plate is detached but present. Generally bright but with scattered foxing and marks, heavy in places. Marks to front endpaper of one volume. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Or Hashem - The Light of God - sometimes The Purpose of the World

      Johannisburg East Prussia 1861 - On offer: Or Hashem - The Light of G-d by Rabbi Chasdai Kreshkash [a renowned Jewish scholar in 15th century Spain died just 12 years prior to the Spanish expulsion. He is particularly known for his works on philosophy.] This book is a work of philosophical perspective on Jewish scholarship and Jewish life. It's also the Rebbe's effort to defend the Maimondian, a 12th century sephardic philosophical work called Moreh N'vuchim -"Guide to the Perplexed". In the 12th century philosophy was very important in real life, but by the 15th century, people didn't look at life from a philosophical perspective as much as the Aristotelian laws were no longer absolute.) Published: Johannesburg, South Africa. Originally printed 1555, this is a later printing circa 1861. Well used, well rubbed and generally soiled but interior text is better though some mis-folds and some age-toning. Overall F+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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        The Complete Works of William Hogarth : in a Series of One Hundred and Fifty Steel Engravings, from the Original Pictures / with an Introductory Essay by James Hannay; and Descriptive Letterpress by J. Trusler and E. F. Roberts - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : London Printing And Pub. Co. , [1861-1862] - Physical desc. : [4], xviii, 201, [1] p, 151 leaves of plates : ill. ; 31 cm. Subjects: William Hogarth (1697-1764) -- English art and artists -- Steel engraving - Specimens - [18--]. Embossed bindings - England - 19th century. Notes: Added engraved t. P. Pagination is continuous. All edges gilt. Finely bound in full contemporary, elaborately gilt and blind-tooled dark Morocco. Raised bands etc. Minor, generalized wear to the spine bands and panel edges. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 6 Kg. 201 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fibrilia: a Practical and Economical Substitute for Cotton

      Boston - L. Burnett and Company, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of thisfascinating essaysuggesting asubstitute material tocotton,publishedduring the American Civil War. A singular look at both the cotton industry of the 1860s and the effect of the war upon that, and the rest of the world. 'Embracing a full description of the processof cottonizing flax, hemp, jute, China grass, and other fibre, so that the same may be spun or woven upon either cotton or woollen machinery'. 'Together with a history of the growth and manufacture of wool, cotton, flax etc in Europe and America. With a fronstispiecedepicting the first power flax spinning mill in America,and several further tissue-guarded plates, manyfeaturing microscropic images. Bookseller and binder's label of Henry Miller, Nassaust New York, to rear pastedown. Newspaper clipping from 1940 loosely inserted, entitled 'flax possibilities in U. S. as result of war abroad discussed', regarding the resurrection of the methods this book advises. Fibrilia is 'an article made from the fibres of flax, hemp, jute, China-grass, and similar vegetable products. The American South has long, hot summers, and rich soils in river valleysideal conditions to grow cotton. The drawback of growing cotton was mainly the time spent processing the crop after harvest. Following invention of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney in 1793, cotton production surpassed that of tobacco in the South and became the dominant cash crop. At the time of the American Civil War, Southern plantations generated 75%25 of the world's cotton supply. The insatiable European demand for cotton was a result of the Industrial Revolution. In Great Britain, a series of inventions resulted in the mechanized spinning and weaving of cloth in the worlds first factories in the north of England. The ability of these factories to produce unprecedented amounts of cotton cloth revolutionized the world economy, but Great Britain needed raw cotton. British textile manufacturers were eager to buy all the cotton that the South could produce. Cotton-bale production supports this conclusion: from 720,000 bales in 1830, to 2. 85 million bales in 1850, to nearly 5 million in 1860. Cotton production renewed the need for slavery after the tobacco market declined in the late 18th century. The more cotton grown, the more slaves were needed to keep up with the demand for cotton. By 1860, on the eve of the American Civil War, cotton accounted for almost 60%25 of American exports, representing a total value of nearly $200 million a year. Condition: In original blindstamped cloth binding. Externally rubbed, the joints starting. Internally, generally firmly bound, aside from the first gathering working slightly loose. Bright and clean aside from tidemarks to the gutter at the head and tail throughout, not generally affecting the text. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Wild Life on the Fjelds of Norway

      ondon- Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. %0D%0AThis is an illustrated first edition of this work on the wild life of Norway. %0D%0AWith publishers advertisements to the rear. %0D%0AWith full colour plates, woodcuts and fold out maps. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a green cloth binding. Externally, smart with some lightbumping and occasional marks to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages bright with spotting throughout. Fold outs creased but intact. Small closed tear to map at page 1. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED%0D%0A.

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        The Book of Household Management; Comprising Information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook . etc. etc. Also, Sanitary, Medical, & Legal Memoranda . and Uses of all Things Connected with Home Life and Comfort.

      S. O. Beeton,, London, 1861 - London, S. O. Beeton, 1861. 8°. XXXIX, 1112 S. Mit Frontispiz, Titel und 12 Tafeln in Holzschnitt, farbig, zahlr. s/w Abb. im Text. Halblederband mit neuem Rücken. Bitting S. 32; vgl. Oberlé (Les Fastes), Nr. 236 (2. Aufl., EA erwähnt). Erste Ausgabe dieses englischen Klassikers, von dem Bitting meint, es sei eines der ersten Kochbücher mit Farbtafeln. Das enorm ausführliche Werk informiert über sämtliche Aspekte der Führung eine grossbürgerlichen Haushaltes in Viktorianischer Zeit. Die Küche ist das Hauptthema, ein kleiner Teil befasst sich mit den Themen Dienstboten, Kindererziehung und Kinderkrankheiten , medizinischen Ratschlägen etc. - Leicht gebräunt und teilweise fleckig, vor allem am Anfang, kleiner Einriss im Rand des Frontispizes, Einbandecken berieben. Halblederband mit neuem Rücken. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      A LA LIBRAIRIE Encyclopèdique de Roret, PARIS 1861 - PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR VERRE ALBUMINE ET COLLODION MANUELS RORET Ed. A la Librairie Encyclopèdique de Roret . 1861 . PARIS 308 Páginas . Tiene algunas manchas del tiempo - Gastos de envío a cargo del comprador [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Deserted Village

      London - Sampson Low, Son and Co, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Oliver Goldsmith's poem, illustrated with many beautiful etching by the Etching Club. With a publisher's catalogue to rear. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean with a slight mark to front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Dictionnaire Universel d'Histoire Naturelle.

      L. Houssiaux Et Cie, Paris 1861 - D'ORIGNY M.C.Dictionnaire universel d'Histoire naturelle résumant et complétant tous les faits présentés par les encyclopédies, les anciens dictionnaires scientifiques, les Oeuvres complètes de Buffon, et les Traités spéciaux sur les diverses branches des Sciences naturelles donnat la Description des Êtres et des divers phénomènes de la Nature. L'Etymologie et la Définition des Noms scientifiques, les Principales Applications des coprs organiques et inorganiques, à l'agriculture, à la médecine, aux arts industriels, etc.Par MM. Arago, Audouin, Baudement, Becquerel, Bibron, Blanchard, Boitard, De Brébisson, Brongniart, Broussais, Brullé, Chevrolat, Cordier, etc.Dirigé par M.C. D'Orbigny.ATTENTION : Sans l'Atlas annoncé.Paris chez les éditeurs, L. Houssiaux et Cie. 1861 /13 volumes in-8 ( 24,5 / 16 cm ) demi chagrin vert. Dos à 4 nerfs ornés d'une roulette à froid. Titre et tomaison dorés. Frleurons dorés entre-nerfs. Filets à froid en tête et queue.Tome I. 649 pages.A ( Aal ) à A ( Aphlomidées ).Titre. Avertissement. Liste des abréviations. Liste abréviative des auteurs. Discours préliminaire ( 232 pages ).Tome II. 795 pages.A ( Aphodie ) à B ( Byzenus ).Tome III. 744 pages.C ( Caama ) à C ( Clavigère ).Tome IV. 752 pages.C ( Clavija ) à D ( Dictyménie ).Tome V. 768 pages.D ( Dictynes ) à G ( Galenia ).Tome VI. 792 pages.G ( Galéode ) à H ( Hystrix ).Tome VII. 808 pages.I ( Iacaretinga ) à M ( Martagon ).Tome VIII. 766 pages.M ( Marte ) à O ( Oidium ).Tome IX. 776 pages.O ( Oie ) à P ( Phormium ).Tome X. 760 pages.P ( Phorodesma ) à R ( Reptation ).Tome XI. 816 pages.R ( Reptiles ) à S ( Stellio ).Tome XII. 816 pages.S ( Stellion ) à V ( Vancouverie ).Tome XIII. 384 pages.V ( Vande ) à Z ( Zyzel ). naturelles. Sciences

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        Herculanum & Pompéi

      Firmin Didot Frères, Paris 1861 - Barré Louis (1799-1857) ~ Herculanum & Pompéi. ~ Paris: Firmin Didot Frères, Fils et Cie, 1861 In-4, 8 vol., cartonnages à la bradel de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de pièces de titre orange + une rouge (celle du Musée Secret), Recueil Général des Peintures, Bronzes, Mosaïques, etc. découverts jusqu'a ce jour, et reproduits d'après le Antichita di Ercolano, il Museo Borbonico.Augmenté de sujets inédits gravés au trait sur cuivre par H. Roux Ainé et accompagné d'un texte explicatif par M. L. Barré, 8 volumes, quelques 776 gravures sur acier représentant les monuments, objets d'art, peintures répertoriés à Herculanum et Pompéi , cet ensemble est complet de son Musée Secret (tome 8) qui répertorie les objets d'art et peintures érotiques, ce tome est très souvent manquant. Rare, Cfr. Furchheim: pag.46; cfr. Graesse: I, 297 Description of the book: Firmin Didot Brothers, Paris, 1861. State: Good. In-8. Barred Louis (1799-1857) ~ Herculanum & Pompéi. ~ Paris: Firmin Didot Brothers, Wire and Co, 1861 In-4, 8 flight., boardings with the bradel of the time, back smooth decorated with parts of orange title + a red (that of the Secret Museum), Recueil General of Paintings, Bronzes, Mosaïques, etc discovered so far, and reproduced according to Antichita di Ercolano, it Museo Borbonico.Augmenté of new subjects engraved with the feature on copper per H. Roux Ainé and accompanied by an explanatory text by Mr. L. Barred, 8 volumes, some 776 engravings on steel representing the monuments, objets d'art, paintings indexed in Herculanum and Pompéi, this unit is complete of its Museum Secrecy (volume 8) which indexes the objets d'art and paintings erotic, this volume is very often missing. Rare, Cfr. Furchheim: pag.46; cfr. Graess: I, 297. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Journal of the Royal Geographical Society Volume 31, 1861

      London:: John Murray,. 1861.. Paperback. Important volume of the RGS journal with much Australian & British Columbian content & many folding maps, in original blue paper wrappers. It contains John M'Douall Stuart's account of his last unsuccessful attempts to cross the continent; Stuart attempted 11 times to break through either to the Gulf of Carpentaria, or to the Victoria River headwaters' (Feeken, Feeken and Spate. "The Discovery and Exploration of Australia".) Other content includes Franklin in the Arctic, Kashmir, Peru, the Andes. Articles include: M'Clintock, Narrative of the Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin; 4 articles on British Columbia by Mayne, Palmer, Begbie & Downie on British Columbia; Purdon, On the Trigonometrical Survey of the Valley of Kashmir; Austen, Notes on the Valley of Kashmir; Clerk, Notes in Persia, Khorassan and Afghanistan; John M'Douall Stuart, Journal of Australian Exploration: 2nd, 3rd & Last Expedition; Randell, Voyage up the Darling and Barwon; Wheelwright, Proposed Railway Route across the Andes; Spruce, On the Mountains of Llanganati; Jameson; Journey from Quito to Cayambe; Markham, The Province of Caravaya, in Southern Peru. Orig. pale blue printed wrappers, spine very lightly tanned with a couple of sml. ruffles, front inner hinge strengthened o/w fine, unopened condition. 8vo, clxxxvi, 386pp, 16pp ads, many maps.

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        CAMPAGNE DE L'EMPEREUR NAPOLEON III EN ITALIE - 1859. Redigèe au Depot de la Guerre d'après les documents officiels etant Directeur le General Blondel sous le Ministere de son Excellence le Marechal Comte Randon 1860-1861.

      Imprimerie Imperiale,, Paris, 1861 - 3 voll. in folio e in folio max, bella leg. m. pelle coeva con nervi, tit. e fregi oro ai d. L'opera è composta da un vol. di testo in folio (mm. 370x290), pp. (4), 385, + 9 tabb. ripiegate, e da 2 voll. di tavv. in folio massimo (mm. 570x450) contenenti 24 tavv. nel primo atlante e 69 tavv. nel secondo. Sono inoltre contenute 2 tavv. con gli specimen dei contrassegni degli eserciti. Complessivamente l'opera contiene 95 tavv. litogr. a colori ripiegate e di diverse dimensioni (mm. 490x490 e mm. 1000x680), che raff. in modo molto dettagliato i piani delle battaglie, in ordine cronologico per giornate di combattimento: Palestro, Novara, Turbigo, Pontenuovo, Buffalora, Magenta, Pavia, Milano, Melegnano, Livorno, Bobbio, Vaprio, Lonato, Castiglione, Piacenza, Brescia, Castelgoffredo, Medole, Rebecco, Madonna della Scoperta, Solferino, San Martino, Cavriana, Guidizzolo, Pozzolengo, Peschiera, Verona, Bormio, Tirano, Custoza, Pastrengo, Castelnuovo, Valeggio, Villafranca, etc. Ottimo esempl.

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        Voyage dans la Cilicie et dans les Montagnes du Taurus exécuté pendant les années 1852-1853.

      Benjamin Duprat, Paris 1861 - Original publisher's cloth with blind stamped boards, 8vo., pp. x, 478. The spine divided by four raised bands into five compartments with gilt titles in the second compartment. Vignette on title-page, several woodcuts in the text and a folding map plus seven lithographs, finely coloured by hand. All edges gilt. Corners bumped, blind stamp on second ffep, two stamps on title page. All three stamps of the private collector J.M. Alingh, a 19th century Dutch writer from the city of Assen. No other marks. Light browning to part of the text pages and some very light foxing throughout, but overall a very attractive copy. In the same year as this edition another, far more common, yet rare edition was published by Duprat with a slightly different pagination and containing 28 woodcut plates, of which some double-page. However, this copy, with its 7 exquisitely hand coloured lithographs and the many wood engravings in the text is complete as issued. After his return from this expedition he first published the archaeological results in a separate work: "Rapport sur l'exploration archéologique de la Cilicie et de la Petite-Arméni, pendant les années 1852-1853", which appeared in 1854. Victor Langlois was a French Armenologist who visited the region, then under the jurisdiction of the Ottoman Empire, on several occasions. During the 19th century he was one of the few westerners to visit the Taurus Mountains. He published several books on Armenia and its history and translated several others. An attractive copy of a very rare edition of this book with some splendid illustrations. Chadenat 618 (for the edition with the woodcut plates). [Attributes: First Edition]

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