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        SILAS MARNER: THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE

      William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1861 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        A TRIP TO PIKE'S PEAK AND NOTES BY THE WAY, WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS: BEING DESCRIPTIVE OF INCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTS THAT ATTENDED THE PILGRIMAGE; OF THE COUNTRY THROUGH KANSAS AND NEBRASKA; ROCKY MOUNTAINS; MINING REGIONS; MINING OPERATIONS, etc., etc.

      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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        President-elect Lincoln Receives An Eyewitness Report on Conditions Inside Fort Sumter and at Charleston

      - In January 1861, he acknowledges a private communication, originally sent by code, from his strongest supporter on-site, Abner Doubleday In 1858, Abner Doubleday was assigned to Fort Moultrie in Charleston harbor, a desirable posting because of its proximity to the city and its elegant society. By the summer of 1860, he was a captain and second in command of the fort, serving under Lt. Col. John Gardner, a Massachusetts man. Mary Doubleday, AbnerÕs wife, was with him and the only woman in the fort. At that time, history came right to their doorstep. The Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln as their presidential candidate in 1860, and because of their opponentsÕ split, were widely thought to have a good chance to win their first national election. Southerners were having no part of a potential Lincoln presidency. South Carolina went so far as to warn that if the Republicans won, it would withdraw from the Union. Doubleday warned of the Southern discontent and added that he was the only officer at Moultrie who favored Lincoln's election, but ÒAs regards my companions, however, there was no difference of opinion in regard to sustaining the new President should he be legally elected, and they were all both willing and anxious to defend the fort confided to their honor.Ó In the general election on November 8, the Republicans received a minority of the total popular vote, but the vote was distributed to give Lincoln all the electoral votes he needed to assume the office of president on March 4, 1861. The South Carolina General Assembly wasted no time and on November 10, 1860, called for a ÒConvention of the People of South CarolinaÓ to draw up an Ordinance of Secession. It also elected Francis Pickens as Governor. With South CarolinaÕs secession a foregone conclusion, people everywhere began to prepare for a widespread crisis. Lt. Col. Gardner in Fort Moultrie announced his intention to defend the fort to the last extremity against the secessionists. President BuchananÕs Secretary of War, John B. Floyd, a Southerner who would shortly serve as a Confederate general, was displeased with this position and relieved him of command. Just days after LincolnÕs election, Floyd replaced Gardner with Maj. Robert Anderson, a Southern sympathizing Kentuckian descended from one of the first families of Virginia (he was a cousin of Chief Justice John Marshall), and whose wife was a Georgian. Anderson believed that military action would never prevent secession, so many Northerners worried that putting him in charge of Charleston harbor at that moment was tantimount to treason. Of course, events would ultimately prove that both sideÕs advocates had misassessed AndersonÕs conduct when push came to shove. On December 18, 1860, the South Carolina Convention convened in Charleston's Institute Hall and a spirit of southern nationalism and secession filled the air. Two days later, the Ordinance of Secession was adopted on a roll call vote of 169-0. The cry at once went forth, "The Union is dissolved!" The momentous news was flashed by telegraph around the country and it caused a sensation everywhere. On December 25, the Convention issued a call to the other slaveholding states to secede also and join South Carolina in a Southern Confederacy. By then, the Charleston newspapers were filled with military recruiting ads and notices, all designed to augment and train the stateÕs armed forces in preparation for war. As Doubleday later wrote in his book ÒReminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61Ó, starting about a week before the Convention convened, Fort Moultrie was in the thick of the rush to war, as South Carolinians were calling for it to be turned over from Federal to state authorities. This infuriated Northern patriots on the scene, like DoubledayÕs wife Mary. ÒOn the 11th of December we had the good fortune to get our provisions from town without exciting observation.It was afterward stated in the papers that the captain of the schooner was [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Seven Southern Senators Request Restraint from the First State to Secede

      Washington, D.C. 1861 - Autograph Letter Signed, to Isaac W. Hayne. Washington, D.C., January 23, 1861. 2 pp. On lined paper embossed "Platner & Porter, Congress." Between Lincoln's election and inauguration, 11 southern states seceded from the Union "Refrain from initiating any hostilities against any power whatever, or from taking any steps tending to produce collision, until our States which are to share her fortunes shall have an opportunity of joining their Counsels with hers." Transcript"In answer to your letter of the 17th inst, we have now to inform you that after communicating with the President, we have received a letter signed by the Secretary of War and addressed to Mess. Fitzpatrick, Mallory and Slidell on the subject of our propositions, which letter we now enclose to you - Altho' its terms are not as satisfactory as we could have desired in relation to the ulterior purposes of the executive, we have no hesitation in expressing our entire confidence that no reinforcements will be sent to Fort Sumter, nor will the public peace be disturbed within the period requisite for full Communication between yourself and your government, and we trust therefore that you will feel justified in applying for further instructions before delivering to the President any message with which you may have been charged. We take this occasion to renew the expression of an earnest hope that South Carolina will not deem it incompatible with her safety, dignity, or honor to refrain from initiating any hostilities against any power whatever, or from taking any steps tending to produce collision, until our States which are to share her fortunes shall have an opportunity of joining their Counsels with hers - We are with great respects. P.S. Some of the signatures to the former letter addressed to you are not affixed to the foregoing communication, in consequence of the departure of several Senators now on their way to their respective states."Historical BackgroundOn December 20, 1860, the state of South Carolina seceded from the United States and six days later, Army Major Robert Anderson, without orders from his superiors, relocated his garrison from South Carolina's Fort Moultrie to the incomplete yet better fortified Fort Sumter in an attempt to delay any attack by the South Carolina militia. South Carolina and P.G.T. Beauregard demanded, to no avail, that the federal troops leave Fort Sumter. On January 9, 1861, the Union attempted to reinforce the fort by sending troops and supplies aboard the Star of the West. This action resulted in the first shots fired in the Civil War, when cadets from South Carolina's military college, The Citadel, fired upon the vessel. In April, realizing that the Union forces at Fort Sumter needed to be resupplied or withdrawn, Lincoln faced the first serious challenge of his presidency.Upon signing the Ordinance of Secession, in which South Carolina became an independent republic, "Governor Pickens named a 'Special Envoy,' I. W. Hayne, to go to the capital of 'a foreign power,' Washington, D.C., there to call on the Chief Magistrate, 'to make a demand.' Hayne carried a letter of instructions, an important document. President Buchanan refused an interview to 'Special Envoy' Hayne and sent word that any communication must be in writing. After days of waiting and conference with Southern colleagues, Hayne delivered his important document of January 12, 1861, into the hands of President Buchanan," (Lincoln Collector: The Story of the Oliver R. Barrett Lincoln Collection, Sandburg). The letter made it clear that South Carolina viewed war as a possibility if its demands were not met.At this time, "There were Senators from Southern states not sure what the defiant and belligerent men at Charleston might do. Ten of those Senators signed a letter to Hayne," asking him to delay a reply to the president and not attack Fort Sumter. (ibid.). "A second letter was signed by the same Senators, except three 'no. (See website for full description)

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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&#146;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&#146;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&#146;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, &#147;A Century of Birds From the Himalaya Mountains.&#148; 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&#146;s best-known images come from this beautiful and comprehensive &#147;Monograph of the Trochilidae, or Family of Hummingbirds&#148;. 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&#146;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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        ETUDES DE SYMBOLIQUE CHRETIENNE. Rapports sur les crosses de Tiron et de Saint-Amand de Rouen, faits, en 1856 et 1857, au Comité de la langue, de l'histoire et des arts de la France, section d'archéologie.

      Librairie Impériale 1861 - In-8 ( 240 X 155 mm ) de XII-512 pages, demi-maroquin chocolat à coins, dos à nerfs janséniste, tranches dorées. ( Reliure signée de BELTZ-NIEDRER. Une planche hors-texte en chromolithographie et figures dans le texte. EDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 100 exemplaires. Très bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage rare. De la bibliothèque du Baron DE CHARMEL ( Ex-libris ). Esoterisme,Religion,occultisme,symbolisme,beaux-arts [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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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&#146;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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        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&#146;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&#39;s exploration by 10 years.The Ives report is also one of the first descriptions of the Grand Canyon and of the area&#39;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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