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        Charles Sumner Writes to a Quaker Peace Advocate and Abolitionist

      Boston 1861 - Autograph Letter Signed. Boston, October 27, 1861. To Joshua P. Blanchard, 1 p. "My dear Sir, I always read you writings with interest & sympathy. We are both arriving at the same results; for we both hate Slavery & love Peace."Senator Sumner of Massachusetts was a leading abolitionist, intimate of Lincoln, and radical republican. Before the Civil War, he joined the ranks of abolitionism's martyrs when he was savagely attacked on the floor of the Senate by Congressman Preston Brooks in consequence of remarks that Sumner made about Brooks' relative, Senator Andrew Butler of South Carolina. Sumner never fully recovered. Joshua P. Blanchard (1782-1868) was a Boston merchant and Quaker peace advocate. He was active in the American Peace Society and American Anti-Slavery Society and was a frequent contributor to The Liberator and other publications. During the War of 1812 he was a conscientious objector and was tried in New York. He advocated mass conscientious objection during the Civil War and despite his moral objection to slavery wrote that the South had the legal right to secede.

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

      [Chatham Prison], 1861. 1st Edition. 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.

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        CRÓNICA DEL VIAJE DE SUS MAJESTADES Y ALTEZAS REALES A LAS ISLAS BALEARES, CATALUÑA Y ARAGÓN EN 1860. Escrita de orden de su Majestad La Reina

      Imprenta y Estereotipia de M. Rivadeneyra, Madrid 1861 - 4º M. 411 p. 16 h. de láminas a toda plana. Bonita encuadernación moderna en plena piel, grecas en oro, nervios. - Portada con escudo real. Las láminas reproducidas de las litográficas son de "V. Urrabieta diº y litº, Lit. de J. Donon, Madrid", "G. Mugica", "J. Vallejo", etc. Raro. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      Evans & Cogswell, Charleston, SC 1861 - 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. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Phaethornis Pygmaeus, Pl. 41 (Swallow-tail)

      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, "Phaethornis Pygmaeus", measures 21.75" x 15" and is in excellent condition with a few light foxing marks. These hummingbirds, also known as Pygmy Hermits or Reddish Hermits, are colored with reddish undersides, green wings and patterned tail-feathers. Precise lines define and detail each feather, giving these hummingbirds dimension and their positioning, one in the nest and one outside, show their small size and add to this dynamic composition.

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        Stieler's Hand-Atlas uber alle theile der Erde und uber das Weltgebaude - Vollstandige ausgabe 1861 - 83 karten

      Justus Perthes, Gotha 1861 - 83 karten on 52 double-page hand coloured maps - with index - maps in very good condition - some wear at edges and top of spine - spine on one side loose [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Buteo Solitarius

      - 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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        Acrulocerus Braccatus

      - 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.

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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.http://www.wideopenwest.com/~jenkins/ironclads/ironcapt.htm#southskippers

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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.

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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.

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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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        REPORT UPON THE COLORADO RIVER OF THE WEST: EXPLORED IN 1857 AND 1858 BY LIEUTENANT JOSEPH C. IVES UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE OFFICE OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS

      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]

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        The "Secession Movement"

      Currier & Ives, New York 1861 - Lithograph with original hand-color. Sheet size: 12 x 17". Inventory #: p46pmat.

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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."

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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]

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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]

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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

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