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        Great Expectations

      Chapman and Hall 1861 - First edition, first issue, rebound in quarter leather and marbled paper. One of only 1,000 copies of the true first edition. Very good condition. Housed in a custommade collector's clamshell case with leather spine and gold tooling and lettering. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bookbid]
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      Smith, Elder and Co, London 1861 - 1st Editions; B&W wood engraved Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; The original printing of this triple decker work. Vol I expertly recased using original cloth. All show some wear, fading, spines mostly quite dulled.3 volumes, first edition in book form, first issue (volume 3, p.238, line 17, with misplaced quotation mark and comma around the first word, Mark [Sadlier]. 6 wood-engraved plates by Dalziel after J. E. Millais, last leaf in volumes 2 and 3 blank except for printer's imprint. Bookplates removed from Vol III front endpaper, tasteful bookplate remains on Vol II front ep. Scatterd foxing to pages/plates, some dampstains (including image of 2 plates and margins of others) . Outer margin of 2 leaves in Vol II trimmed (pp307-310). 6 plates (incl frontises). Pale yellow endpapers. 1st edition in book form (Wolff 6777). 16-page catalogue of publisher's ads, dated "April 1861." A good copy in original cloth of a work which Sadleir considered rare in good condition. Although 1st editions are somewhat common First Issues are quite scarce. The last recorded sale of one, in similar condition, was at Sotheby's in October of 2010 for 6,000. Framley Parsonage, the fourth of the Chronicles of Barsetshire, was first published in the Cornhill Magazine between January 1860 and April 1861. Provenance- armorial bookplate of Alington. ; 0 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Framley Parsonage.

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1861 - 3 volumes, octavo. Original purple cloth, gilt decorated titles to spine, geometric panel blindstamped to sides. 16 page advertisements dated April 1861 to the rear of volume 3. Covers faded, spines especially so, loss to cloth at spine ends, extremities lightly rubbed, occasional very mild spotting but remarkably clean inside. A good set in the original cloth. 6 engraved plates after illustrations by J. Edgar Millais. First edition of the fourth book in the Barchester Sequence, and an important Victorian novel, Framley Parsonage is 11th in Sadleir's list of comparative rarities. It was never reprinted in this format. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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      1861 - London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. 32 pp ads dated Nov 1861. Original blind-stamped blue cloth. First Edition. This is a collection of eight short stories that Trollope had written for several periodicals; the tales are sited in various other countries, such as Ireland, France, Egypt and Jamaica. Although this book did not fare well with the reading public, Chapman & Hall would publish a second series of such tales two years later.~This is a very good, perhaps near-fine copy: there is minor rubbing at the extremities and one small spot on the front cover (the front free endpaper is slightly damaged from a bookplate affixed to the opposing pastedown). Though this is not a scarce Trollope title, we seldom see it in condition this advantageous. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 12. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        The British Ferns; or, Coloured Figures and Descriptions, with the Needful Analyses of the Fructification and Venation, of the Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland, Systematically Arranged

      Lovell Reeve & Co. 1861 - Hardback, no dust-wrapper. Unpaginated. Approx 120 pages. 66 hand-coloured plates. Drawings by Walter Fitch. 26cm x 16cm. Original cloth. gilt titles to spine, with gilt illustration to front board. Some wear to extremities. Boards a little marked. Robert M. Adam's bookplate to front pastedown, with his name written twice to title page. R. W. Kennon's bookplate to front free end-paper. End-papers slightly foxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Cornhill Magazine. In 3 Volumes: Vol. I; January to June, 1860. Vol. II; July to December, 1860. Vol. III; January to June, 1861.

      London. Smith, Elder and Co. 1860-1861. - thick8vo, 22cm, in 3 volumes, vi,760 & vi,760 & vi,760pp., with 35 engraved plates (3 folding), many text illustrations, tissue guards, 1 folding map, in contemporary half dark green calf and green pebbled cloth boards, gilt decorated raised bands, full gilt decorations and borders in the panels, double crushed crimson morocco labels, marbled edges, hinges reinforced near fine set in attractively bound publisher's fine bindings (s12). ~ The first 18 monthly issues of the "Cornhill Magazine" with contributions by Thomas Hood, Tennyson, Milnes, Washington Irving, Bronte, Arnold, Browning, Meredith and Trollope. Edited by Thackeray (until April, 1862), these issues contain his "Lovell the Widower", parts of "The Adventures of Philip" and "Roundabout Papers" (1-12) which many consider to be some of his best essay writing. These volumes also include the first serialized edition of Anthony Trollope's "Framley Parsonage". (Parts 1-16). Other essays include "The Search for Sir John Franklin (from the Private Journal of an Officer of the Fox)" (with a folding map), "Campaigning in China" , "The Irish Convict System - Why it has Succeeded" and "The English Convict System". [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Patrick McGahern Books, Inc. (ABAC)]
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      London: Smith Elder & Co. 1861 - First edition, 18 x 12cm (8vo), rebound w/new russet ep.s in black diaper-grain cloth w/most of the original dark olive rib-grain cloth laid down, w/gilt title & design (by DGR) to covers & spine, a.e. untrimmed, [i-vi] vii-xxxvi, [1] 2-464, [1-2 Errata & announcement of DGR's forthcoming "Dante at Verona and Other Poems"] pp. Printed by Whittingham & Wilkins at the Chiswick Press, London. Inscribed in ink to half-title: "To Mrs William Bruce with kind regards- D.G. Rossetti 1864," below which "A.M. Bruce 1866" & "A.H. Martin [18]78" are inscr. in pencil. This copy corresponds with Colbeck 4, in which p.352 is misnumbered "252"; however, B2 B6 E6 F2 H1 H4 & DD5, which are pasted into most copies, appear to be sewn into this one. Provenance: Gifted by the author in 1864 to Mrs. William Bruce; thence in 1866 to her daughter Anna Mary Bruce (b.1846); A.H. Martin by 1878; & recently with a London private collector. The original recipient, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth née Conybeare Bruce (ca.1818-1866), was the daughter of the Dean of Llandaff & the wife of Canon William Bruce, who in 1869 approved Rossetti's request to retouch his Llandaff Cathedral reredos (see "DGR as Designer & Writer" 1889, p.67); she was also the sister-in-law of Sir Henry Austin Bruce (later 1st Baron Aberdare), a friend of Rossetti's since 1856. In 1862, in a fit of profound remorse & sadness, Rossetti buried his manuscript poems, which were to be published as "Dante at Verona and Other Poems," with his recently-deceased wife. In Sept. 1869, after being convinced by a few friends that he should publish his lost poetry, Rossetti wrote to Sir Henry personally requesting his legal consent for Elizabeth Siddal Rossetti's exhumation in order to retrieve his manuscript notebook. This remarkable copy, dedicated to Rossetti's wife & advertising his forthcoming but soon abandoned edition of poetry, was presented to the sister-in-law of the man whose later consent for the exhumation made such an edition ("Poems" 1870) possible. On 10 Oct. 1864 Rossetti wrote to Lady Ashburton: "May I beg your kind acceptance of my 'Early Italian Poets'. I tried so much, in writing it, to reflect my originals faithfully, that I feel sure that much in the book will interest you by what belongs to its Italian authors. I have marked the Index according to some predilections of my own" (MS: Nat'l Library of Scotland). Regrettably, Rossetti made no such marks in the Index of our copy. Binding Very Good (moderate rubbing to cloth); contents Very Good (sl. creasing to a few leaves, & lt. marginal dampstains to pp.131-160, 193-206 & 290-300). Rossetti 9, Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 113, Ehrsam & Deily 219, Fredeman 23.3, Fennell 19, Colbeck 4. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Oreopyra Cinereicauda, Lawr (Grey-tailed Humming-bird)

      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, Oreopyra Cinereicauda, Lawr, measures 21.5" x 15" and is in excellent condition with a light tear on the top edge. These hummingbirds, also known as Gray-tailed Hummingbirds, are expertly hand-colored with vibrant green heads and chests, white throats, gray-green backs and wings and a brown underside. Precise lines define and detail each feather, giving these hummingbirds dimension and their different positions allows each side of their body and coloring to be appreciated. These small hummingbirds rest on a large and colorful leaf and flowers, further adding to their small stature and delicacy.

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        Oeuvres complètes. avec des extraits de Dauberton, et la classification de Cuvier. Insieme a: LACEPEDE. Histoire naturelle. comprenant les cétacés, les quadrupèdes ovipares, les serpents et les poissons.

      Furne,, Paris, 1861 - Otto volumi di cm. 26, pp. 5.500 ca. complessive. Con ritratto di Buffon in antiporta al primo volume e 161 tavole incise in rame su tavole fuori testo di maggiore grammatura, finemente colorate e gommate all'epoca. Elegante e solida legatura uniforme del tempo in mezza pelle verde, dorsi a nervi con titoli e filetti in oro. Qualche fioritura alle carte di testo che non interessa le tavole, peraltro esemplare fresco ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Non comune soprattutto quando completo degli ultimi due volume con l'opera di Lacépède che viene spesso proposta come lavoro autonomo. Cfr. Nissen ZBI, 700. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
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        Rhodopis Verspera, Pl. 154 (Evening Humming Bird)

      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, "Rhodopis Verspera", measures 21.25" x 14.5" and is in excellent condition. These hummingbirds, commonly called Evening Humming Birds, are expertly hand-colored with vibrant white undersides, green backs and brown stripe on the tail feather. The magnificent throat of the adult hummingbird is a vibrant magenta and blue color, while that of the juvenile's is still white. The hummingbirds rest on a large decorative bulbous plant with delicate white flowers.

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      Richmond. 1861. - 29pp. Half morocco and marbled boards. Lower forecorner of title-leaf and first two text leaves gnawed, text unaffected. Old stamp on titlepage. Tanned. Overall a fair copy. Rules governing conduct, organization and supplying, of the army of Virginia. "Possibly printed before the secession of Virginia" - Parrish & Willingham. Fourteen copies located by Parrish & Willingham. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4375.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      New York: D. Appleton & Co., [1861-]63. - 1p. dedication to Philip Lutley Sclater, 1p. list of subscribers. Thirty- one fine handcolored lithographic plates, heightened with gum arabic, after Elliot (24), Paul Louis Oudart (4), E. Maubert (1), A. Mesnel (1), and one unsigned, drawn on stone by C.P. Tholey and others, printed and colored by Bowen & Co. of Philadelphia. Folio, 21 7/16 x 13 5/8inches. Contemporary green half morocco gilt by W.S. Hiltz, spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, repeat decoration in the others, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Expert repairs to spine, extremities a little rubbed. Occasional light spotting and offsetting, small skillfully repaired tear in outer blank margin of title. A fine copy of the first edition. A rare and spectacular ornithological work, the first book by Elliot with his own illustrations, and the scarcest of his major monographs. "Elliot was not his own painter, except among the Pittas. Early in his career, in 1863, he had brought out his book on the Pittidae, or Ant-Thrushes with plates of a delightful.character, after his own drawings" - FINE BIRD BOOKS. Elliot's chosen illustrator, Paul Louis Oudart, died after completing only three or four plates, and rather than risk a hurried instruction to another artist, Elliot "felt compelled to turn draughtsman myself" (Preface) and executed all of the other drawings, bar one each by Maubert and Mesnel. The illustrations and indeed the birds themselves represent the pinnacle of Elliot's pictorial work. When a second edition of this work was issued, most of the plates were redrawn by John Gould's artist, William Hart, and the text was completely rewritten. The Pittidae described are native to Borneo, Nepal, Ceylon, the Philippines, New Guinea, and Cambodia, amongst other places. Their plumage is rendered in vibrant shades of blues, greens and reds, and the birds (many of whom are shown feeding their young) are placed against beautifully drawn landscapes. Elliot was also careful to ensure that the flowers and foliage shown in detail with the birds were appropriate for the species shown. BM (NH) I, p.522. FINE BIRD BOOKS (1990), p.95. NISSEN (IVB) 292. SABIN 22228 (noting that only 200 copies were printed). WOOD, p.332. WHITTELL, pp.225- 26. ZIMMER, p.208.

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        Map of the County of Sussex from an Actual Survey Made in the Years 1823 & 1824 Corrected to the Present Time by William Figg, F.S.A. Surveyor. Presented to the Subscriber’s to The Sussex Express, Surrey Standard & Kent Mail, by the Proprietor.

      Lewes: William Edwin Baxter 1861 - Map dimensions 128 x 208 cm. A most decorative large map of the county with original hand colouring in block and outline. Large vignette illustration of Chichester Cathedral to lower right corner of the map. Tables of explanation and a reference to the hundreds to the lower edge. The whole dissected into twenty four sections and recently skilfully remounted on new linen. Chipping to a few section edges, otherwise a very good example. The map was first published in this large format by the Greenwoods in 1825. This edition brought up to date by the local surveyor William Figg, as with Baxter, a notable family name in the area. Kingsley notes that the map was not printed at Baxter’s Lewes printworks, rather by the London firm Maclure, Macdonald and Macgregor. Kingsley, 89 A. First Lithographic Transfer.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
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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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        La Provincia de Valdivia i los Araucanos

      Santiago, Imprenta Chilena 1861 - Medio cuero de época, con pequeña faltante en el borde inferior de la tapa. Página de presentación con suciedad, resto del libro en buen estado. Desconozco si trae un mapa, no señala nada al respecto. 213 páginas + -indice + lista de suscriptores. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Albumin print photograph of Duchenne

      Paris, 1861. <p>Duchenne de Boulogne, Guillaume B. A. (1806-75). (1) Albumin print photograph of Duchenne, showing him seated at a table with electrical apparatus. N.p., n.d. 113 x 72 mm. Upper left corner clipped, upper right corner creased, small stain in lower left margin. (2) Travaux de l&#39;auteur. Single proof sheet with numerous ms. corrections in pencil in Duchenne&#39;s hand, inscribed at the foot of the first page: "Bon &#135; mettre en pages. G. D. de B." N.p., n.d. [1861]. 257 x 155 mm. Creased horizontally, minor soiling. (3) A.L.s. to H. BailliËre. [Paris], 14 January 1861. 1 page on 1 sheet, Duchenne&#39;s letterhead embossed in upper left corner. 209 x 134 mm. Creased horizontally. Together 3 items</p>. <p>(1) Photograph of Duchenne, showing him seated with some of the electrical apparatus used to perform his pioneering electrophysiological studies of the nerves and muscles; see G-M 614, 624, 4732, 4736, etc. Also included are (2), a proof sheet entitled "Travaux d&#39;auteur" (Works of the author), a bibliographical list heavily corrected in Duchenne&#39;s hand and with his initialed note of approval, together with (3), an A.L.s. from Duchenne to his publisher Bailliere asking him to review the proof. Interestingly, Duchenne failed to correct the erroneous date "1867" in the proof&#39;s second-to-last entry. </p>

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        Formulario compuesto de recetas útiles para el uso de Julián de Luna y Cano

      - Cuaderno manuscrito fechado en 1861, 68 páginas redactadas + 130 aproximadamente en blanco sin páginar + 10 páginas para índice incompleto, excelente caligrafía, 9 × 14, piel sobre cartón, buen estado. Algunas fórmulas: Método para curar la gonorrea. Bizcochos vermífugos. Poamada para el pelo. Método para curar el cólera morbo. Receta para tinta. Piedra para cicatrizar las mataduras de los caballos. Cerveza superior. Licor de anís. Tocino de cielo. Escabeches o conservas. Tintas simpáticas. Etc. (Recetarios. Botica. Cocina) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Introduction to the Trochphyilidae , or family of Humming-Birds

      London: printed for the author, 1861. Octavo; a fine copy in the original crimson cloth. This octavo edition of Gould&#39;s Humming-Birds was prepared as part of the process of editing and checking the material for the folio edition. Gould described it as &#39;an introduction to, and a revision of, the general&#39;. It was printed privately in very limited numbers by John Gould for circulation amongst his scientific colleagues. This is John Ruskin&#39;s copy, inscribed to him by Gould.

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        Appletons&#39; Railway and Steam Navigation Guide January 1861

      New York: D Appleton & Co, 1861. First Edition. Original wraps. Good. First Edition. Original wraps. xii, 276pp. 5" x 7" tan paper wraps with title and pictorial illustration on front cover. Large internal folding map is present and in very good condition. A small Publisher? label "SEE PAGES 47, 48 & 49. 188, 189 & 190" is pasted upside down on the front illustrated cover. Corner pages creased. Small chips to head and bottom of spine. Use Mauger&#39;s Address Tags is printed on the spine. Rear paper cover has an illustrated sale advertisement for Farm and Wood Lands by the Illinois Central R.R. Co. Illustrated advertisements and maps and printed schedules are in good condition. Scarce. Appletons&#39; Railway and Steam Navigation Guide was published semimonthly, under, the supervision of Railway Companies. This scarce copy was published just before the commencement of the Civil War.

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        National History of the War for the Union, Civil, Military and Naval: Founded on Official and Other Authentic Documents

      New York: Johnson, Fry & Comany 27 Beekman Street, [1861] - A history of the early days of the Civil War, written nearly contemporaneously with the events it describes and profusely illustrated with engraved portraits and battle scenes by Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast First edition. 3 vols., 4to. Engraved title-page in each volume. Engravings throughout after Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast. 620; ii, 660; 642 pp. Contemporary half brown morocco. Binding rubbed, waterstaining to vol. III at corners. Dornbusch, Military Bibliography of the Civil War, III, 188 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eisenwerke oder Ornamentik der Schmiedekunst des Mittelalters und der Renaissance. (Rückenbeschriftung franz.: Serrurerie du moyen age.). Bd I (84 Taf. in 2 Mappen); Bd. II (84 Taf.)i, insgesamt 168 Tafeln (compl.) Ohne Textheft des I. Bandes.

      Frankfurt, Heinrich Keller, 1861 - 85 - 4°, Bd. I: 84 lose Stahlstich-Taf.; Bd. II: Textheft: 25 S., 2 Bl., 84 lose Stahlstich-Tafeln., Bibl.- Mappen m. losen Blatt., Bibl.-Schild a. Rücken, etwas berieben. Teilw. m. 2 Bibl.-Stempeln. a. Tafeln, von Hand num., etwas fingerfleckig, einige teilw. etwas angeschmtutzt, etwas wassrändig- brauchbares Exemplar. Erste Auflage, ursprünglich in 14 Lieferungen erschienen. Die detailreichen Abbildungen zeigen neben allg. Schlosserarbeiten, wie Schlössern, Schlüsseln, Bändern und Riegeln vor allem kunsthandwerkliche Gegenstände, wobei die Waffenschmiedekunst nicht vertreten ist, da der Verfasser schon früher, wie er selber im Vorwort erwähnt, ein Werk unter dem Titel "Trachten des christlichen Mittelalters", Darmstadt 1840-1854, über dieses Thema veröffentlicht hatte. - Jakob Heinrich Hefner, ab 1856 von Hefner-Alteneck (1811-1903), Studium der Kunstgeschichte, vornehmlich des Mittelalters, und wurde 1835 Lehrer an der erst 1833 gegründeten Gewerbeschule. Gleichzeitig war er künstlerischer Beirat der ?Müllerschen Steingutfabrik? in Damm (Aschaffenburg), von 1835-1842 sogar Teilhaber der Fabrik. Ab 1853 Konservator der Königlichen Vereinigten Kunstsammlungen sowie zum Konservator des königlichen Kupferstich- und Handzeichnungskabinetts in München. Unter Ludwig II. wurde Hefner-Alteneck im Jahr 1868 Generalkonservator der Kunstdenkmäler Bayerns und Direktor des Bayerischen Nationalmuseums, zu dessen Entwicklung er wesentlich beigetragen hat. 6000 gr.

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        Piedmont And Italy, From the Alps to the Tiber, Illustrated In A Series Of Views Taken On The Spot (2 Volumes in 1)

      London: James S. Virtue, 1861. 2 Volumes in 1. 2 steel-engraved titles, 6 double-page maps (4 colour), & 130 other steel-engraved views & portraits, after drawings by William Brockedon, W.H.Bartlett, & others. Good to very good condition, minor foxing, leather cover and spine is slightly worn.

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        Great Expectations

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1861. 3 volumes, octavo. Original violet wavy-grained cloth, the covers with floral decoration within linear border stamped in blind, spines lettered in gilt. With 32pp. publisher&#39;s adverts at end of Vol. III dated May 1861. First edition, first impression, published on 6 July 1861, one of 1,000 copies thus. The first edition was divided into five impressions, with distinct title pages labelling them as five editions, perhaps to imply rapid sales. The modern bibliographical authority is generally agreed to be the table given in Appendix D to the Clarendon edition, 1993, based on line-by-line collation of six 1861 copies, with additional spot checks from other copies, in which Margaret Caldwell agrees with the traditional conclusion that the same setting of type was used for all five impressions: "there is no warrant for treating the five impressions as distinct editions" (p. 491). However, she deduces that the impressions were sequential and that minor corrections and gradual deterioration of type can be shown across the five impressions. This copy has the great majority of Caldwell&#39;s points for the first impression, but with the following exceptions: Vol. II: 282.3 no ink between seemed and hardly; Vol. III: 39.5 no ink between you and feel; 193 foot middle I in III is not faint (although the same page has line 23 with the initial i in inflexible missing, Cardwell&#39;s state 1); 195.2 first inverted comma not faint; 217.3 in Cardwell&#39;s state 4/5, with very faint dot of semicolon after night; 220.16 end-of-line hyphen is not faint. Cardwell notes: "The Bodleian copy of Vol. III in 1st impression emends the following faults: 103 page-No.; 193.23; 195.2; 220.16. It also has at 192.11-12 himself very/carefully. These changes suggest a later state of Vol. III within the 1st impression." This copy has 192.11-12 himself very/carefully, but emends five faults, only two of which are as the Bodleian copy, which suggests that Cardwell&#39;s account of Vol. III does not definitively reflect all possible variants within the first impression as issued. Cardwell admits that "the comparatively small number of copies collated of each impression must be a consideration. The findings do suggest sufficient cumulative evidence towards reasonable identification of impressions, though there are some occasions [&#133;] where there is evidence of correcting during printing". The first impression of Great Expectations is a famously rare book. Robert L. Patten, Charles Dickens and His Publishers (Clarendon 1978) states that 1,000 copies of the first impression and 750 of the second were printed and that probably most of the first and more than half of the second (1,400 copies in all) were published by Mudie&#39;s Select Library, where as circulating library copies they inevitably suffered a high rate of attrition.

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      AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY, NEW YORK 1861 - Three volume Holy Bible set. Black highly embossed cover with gilt spine title. Secure bindings with nice clean pages and rubbed edges and some foxing at endpapers. About 11 x 7-1/2 with 1504 total pages. Front endpapers at volume three have a vertical crease. Scarce three volume Bible set!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Photograph Signed

      Popular Civil War mayor of Washington, DC (1861-68). PS, 2½" X 4", n.p., n.y. [ca. 1865]. Very good. Handsome carte-de-visite showing Hizzoner full-length, left hand resting atop a chair and right hand clutching hat and walking stick. Wallach&#39;s diminutive signature appears on the lower margin. A clean and attractive Mathew Brady image, with sharp corners and free of edge tears and silvering. Bold Brady studio stamp on the verso; recto has "Brady" at lower left and "Washington" at lower right, with Wallach&#39;s small but bold signature in between. Very scarce in this form.

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        John Wanamaker's Bible Inscribed to his good friend: Marketing Genius

      - US Merchant, Christian Leader, Civic & political figure - considered a "Pioneer in Marketing" founded one of the 1st department stores in the US. He opened his first store in 1861, called "Oak Hall", at Sixth and Market Streets in Philadelphia, adjacent to the site of George Washington's Presidential home. Oak Hall grew substantially based on Wanamaker's then-revolutionary principle: "One price and goods returnable". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Zak-Atlas van Friesland in 36 kaarten

      Franeker, Bernh. Behrns, 1861.. 1861. 36 double-page lithographic maps, all except 2, delicately handcoloured in outline. Embossed orcloth w. gilt-lettered frontside. Small-8°. First edition. KOEMAN, Beh 1A. ¶ KOEMAN&#39;s own copy with his name in pencil on fly-leaf. Bdg. a bit sun-tanned and traces of wear, but overall well-preserved crisp and clean copy.

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        Report Upon the Colorado River of the West

      Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1861. Hardcover. Very Good. 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. Twelve full-page engravings, one profile, seven color plates, 41 woodcuts, and four maps including the two scarce shaded geologic maps. Rebacked using original spine and boards. Some surface staining to boards, gilt rubbed. Edges rubbed, corners bumped. Farquhar 21, Howes 192, Wagner-Camp 375.

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      Government Printing Office, 1861., 1861. First edition. Quarto. 36th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Ex Document. Original gilt pictorial, blindstamped cloth, gold stamping on spine, 4 maps, including the two large folding maps of the Rio Colorado of the West, all seven Mollhausen color lithographs of Indians, all engravings [some steel engravings], the profile plate,... all are present, one map has a few tears that have been neatly repaired. Dykes&#39; High Spots of Western Illustrating #14 says, "The leading artist on this exploring expedition was Heinrich Baldwin Mollhausen, a German who made at least two other trips to the West." Lightly soiled on the lower portion of the front panel, rubbed along front edge, else a very good copy.

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        Notes on the Management of Chronometers and the Measurement of Meridian Distances

      J.D. Potter, London 1861 - Octavo, xvi, 228 pp., including appendices and tables; joints and extremities a bit rubbed, otherwise fine. The chronometers of HMS Fly, by an officer on board. New edition, revised and considerably expanded. The work includes important statistical tables from the north Australian survey conducted by HMS Fly under the command of Francis Blackwood between 1842-1846: the author, Shadwell, served on the Australian Station on Fly, which is why many of the concrete examples he uses here derive from that voyage, but he also consulted all manner of other sources, among which the appendix to the Beagle voyage was clearly uppermost. The accuracy of the bearings obtained during the Fly survey were clearly considered first rate for inclusion in this book. Indeed, modern charts of the Barrier Reef and Coral Sea still bear some of Blackwood's sailing directions. The voyage of the Fly heralded a new era of exactitude for the publication of Admiralty charts, and Ingleton comments that 'the expedition was noteworthy for being the first to be despatched to Australia on a purely surveying mission'. Furthermore, scientific information gleaned during the voyage was most informative in an era when the formation of coral reefs attracted the curiosity of brilliant naturalists such as Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace. The preface states this edition has been expanded by some 70 pages, and includes vital information derived from the Recherches Chronométriques published by the Ministry of the Marine in Paris.

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        Former President James Buchanan free franks an envelope addressed by his niece Harriet Lane ? First Lady during his presidency ? to the wife of future third party presidential candidate Charles O?Conor

      Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 27, [1861-1868] Envelope Franked ?Free / James Buchanan? in upper right, 4.5? x 2.5?. Addressed by his niece, Harriet Lane, to ?Mrs O?Conor / Care of Charles O?Conor, Esq. / 61. Wall Street. / New York City.? Tear through ?an? connector in signature professionally mended on verso. Postmarked Lancaster PA March 27. Complete wax seal on verso where opened. Very Good condition.New York lawyer Charles O\'Conor (1804-1884) was the unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1848. In 1852, he was a Democratic presidential elector for Franklin Pierce who later appointed him U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (1854-1855). In 1854, O?Conor married Mrs. Cornelia Livingston McCracken, the recipient of this letter. They were married until her death in 1874. After the Civil War, O?Conor was senior counsel for Jefferson Davis on the charge of treason and, as special deputy Attorney General for the State of New York, he played a prominent role in th

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        Claims of the Rev. W.B. Clarke

      Sydney: Thomas Richards, 1861. Folio, on blue paper; disbound, with the stamped foliation numbers to the top corners of each page. Clarke is often called the "Father of Australian geology". This report, the proceedings from a Select Committee convened in 1861, is an examination of his claims as a gold discoverer, and is particularly important as a key source document for Clarke&#39;s life. William Branwhite Clarke (1798-1878) was educated at Cambridge, and although he took holy orders soon after graduating MA in 1824, he remained devoted to the study of geology. He was advised to seek a warmer climate for his health in 1839, and he emigrated to New South Wales, simultaneously taking up curacy in the parish of Castle Hill and Dural, as well as the position of headmaster at the Kings School, Parramatta. In 1851, acting on his own theories and with government support, he spent nine exhausting months on the Monaro and upper Murray. The report includes the transcript of his lengthy interview by the Select Committee, as well as a number of letters from his correspondence on the subject. The document also includes the appendix, with many excerpts from contemporary Australian and international sources applauding Clarke&#39;s efforts. His unflagging efforts were well-known and well-rewarded, but it is interesting to note that he published very little, apart from the two more technical reports Researches in the Southern Goldfields of New South Wales (1860) and Remarks on the Sedimentary Formations of New South Wales (1867). As a result, this Select Committee report is a particularly important document for the history and personality of Clarke.

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        The Life and Career of Major Andre

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

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        Manuscript Letter from General Andrew Porter to Captain William W. Averell.

      La Pierre House, Philadelphia: August 23, 1861. Folded letter sheet, 2 1/2 pages of text, with original mailing envelope (no stamp). Light wear, normal aging, legible hand; overall near fine. General Andrew Porter (1820-1872) was born in Pennsylvania, and was the grandson of Revolutionary War General Andrew Porter. Porter was also related to Mary Todd Lincoln. He served in the Mexican War, and was a Brigadier General at the Battle of Bull Run. Porter was appointed Provost Marshall General of the Army of the Potomac in 1862, and left the service in 1864 for health reasons. This letter to Captain William Averell appears to be written in somewhat secretive style. He tells Averell to mail a letter to a Mrs. P. that is under a newspaper. \" I will return when it is safe to leave Mrs. P. or sooner if pub.\" He tells the captain to \"please telegraph me at once if anything of importance turns up or I am needed with the command.\" He goes on to tell Averell keep the s pol.service with us. Much reputation is to be gained by carrying it on or aiding it successfully. This is probably a reference to the Secret Police that was headed by Allan Pinkerton at that time, and who were very busy hunting down Confederate spies at that time. He also talks a little about other military matters including a troop build-up in Philadelphia.

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        Archive of approximately 40 items between 1861 and 1905 from the Isham Family of Michigan including a Civil War Battle Field Letter and a Letter acknowledging Post-War Morphine Addiction

      Onondaga, Michigan and Other Michigan Locations, 1861. Mixed. Highlights of this grouping of family documents and letters include: 1) a two-page Civil War letter dated 9 June 1861 from Elizabeth&#39;s cousin, James Ellis, following the Battle of Fair Oaks-Seven Pines that notes, "my redgment had A Batel las Saterday nighat and it lost 100 killed and wount My company had 14 killed and wound I am with in 6 miles of richmnd". 2) a draft application for Civil War disability pay for Elizabeth&#39;s husband, George W., who had served in the 7th Michigan Infantry from 1861 until receiving a disability discharge in 1863. (The application is taped on the folds and somewhat incomprehensible as it appears to include part of a poem.) There is also a partially segment of an incomplete application for George to be placed on the Invalid Pension Roll of the United States. 3) a two-page letter dated 24 November 1894 to Elizabeth (who apparently was away from home) from George that pleads, "I am out of money and all most out of morphine and if you don&#39;t hurry home with some money I will have to go without then I expect to die." (Although the extent of morphine and opium addiction among Civil War Veterans-known as &#39;the Soldiers&#39; Disease-is a controversial point among historians, no doubt battlefield surgical treatments and subsequent pain relief left many with a life-long dependence on painkillers.) 4) The Isham&#39;s 1864 marriage license and photographs of two boys in what appear to be military school uniforms; the Isham&#39;s had male children so it is likely these photographs are of their sons. 5) A transportation of Corpse permit from 1902 to move George&#39;s remains from Ypsilanti, Michigan to Jackson, Michigan and a draft contract with the Hills&#39; Granite Works of Jackson to create a monument for George&#39;s gravesite that would include a G.A.R. Badge and his Civil War unit, "Co. B. 7th Mich. Infantry.

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      Bombay: Bombay Gazette Press, 1861. 2 blanks, 12p. ads. xxxii, 870pp., 29p. ads, two blanks at rear. Original rustic orange coloured cloth with a wonderful image stamped in gilt to front board, within ornate border stamped in blind. Same border design to rear board. Slight fade around edges or boards. Re-backed with matching pale orange cloth, with title boldly stamped in gilt. Corners of boards worn. Bookplate of the "Essex Institute", with the presentation signature of Miss Sarah F. Webb. Second blank bears the signature of John F. Webb. Aden..11 March,1861. A clean and fresh copy. Binding tight and square. Paper crisp and bright. A sharp copy. Contains The English Calendar, Indian Calendar, Native Festivals, Fasts and Observations, Registers, Government and Public Offices, Members of Government, Accounts, Income Tax Act, Stamp Act, Bombay Civil List, Bombay Army List, Her Majesty&#39;s Bitish Troops, The Bombay Army List, Regiments, Pay, Telegraph, Names Lists of Native Inhabitants of Bombay, Chamber of Commerce, Merchants and Shopkeepers, Deaths Announced in Bombay in 1860, Bengal Army List.... Hardcover. Very Good.

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      1861. Printed from the Manuscript and Early Proof-Sheets purchased from the Author, for which Charles Dickens has been paid in cash, the sum of One Thousand Pounds Sterling. 8 pp undated ads (paginated 7-[14]). Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, n.d. [1861]. Without original wrappers. THE TRUE FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, being the 168-page edition published by Peterson without any illustrations (other than a stock frontispiece portrait of Dickens). Most importantly, this copy still includes the eight pages of ads at the rear, in which (touting "Twenty-Nine Different Editions" of Charles Dickens&#39;s Works, each of which is available from Peterson in a variety of bindings) GREAT EXPECTATIONS is not listed. Furthermore, there are listings of other authors&#39; works (such as those of Caroline Lee Hentz on the first page of ads) where the listings cease with books published in 1861 or earlier.~There has been much discussion about which American edition lays claim to the honor of First American Edition. It has been put forth that the two-volume "Household Edition" by James Gregory was the first, as he was apparently the first to file deposit copies. However, what matters is which edition was actually first in the hands of the public, and, as Walter Smith is spelling out in his new bibliography of Dickens in America, this Peterson edition was the first out. (There were two issues, but the two can be differentiated only by the price on the wrappers, and this copy lacks its original wrappers.)~Further complicating matters is that Peterson kept reprinting Dickens titles from the same plates, never dating title pages, so in this case it is the lack of illustrations plus the definitive ads that are vital. There are numerous other Peterson editions, first with illustrations added in as separate plates, and then as illustrations integrated into the text -- both in octavo and in duodecimo format -- that are the most common Peterson editions today.~This copy lacks its original wrappers, and appears to have been trimmed down slightly, but is otherwise in fine condition (some protective rice paper added over the spine itself).

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        The Life and Letters of Captain John Brown, Who was Executed at Charlestown, Virginia, Dec. 2, 1859 for an Armed Attack upon American Slavery; with Notices of some of his Confederates

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.. Near Fine. 1861. Hardcover. A very clean copy with bright gilt to spine & crisp embossing. Binding label of John Mowat of London as well as a Cleveland antiquarian bookshop at rear pastedown gutter. Striking albumen frontispiece of Brown. Light foxing to frontis medium not affecting portrait. Tp in red & black. Light wear to heal of spine (see image). ; Photographic; 16mo ; xvi, 453 pages .

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        The Red Kangaroo. Macropus Rufus

      [London]: no imprint but, 1861. Handcoloured lithograph, 340 x 245 mm.; fine, framed. Joseph Wolf, a leading English naturalist, prepared a remarkable zoological work that depicted one hundred animals (actually in the Regent&#39;s Park Zoo) in their natural surroundings. A number of the animals were Australian; perhaps the most outstanding of all is this big red kangaroo. The plate is a handcoloured lithograph, and is from the preferred subscribers&#39; issue in which the illustrations were laid down on heavy white sheets with captions printed in gold. This illustration has a wonderfully rich texture; not surprisingly, Joseph Wolf&#39;s work is described by Sitwell in Fine Bird Books as belonging in the same rank as that of Audubon and Edward Lear.

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        National History of the War for the Union, Civil, Military and Naval: Founded on Official and Other Authentic Documents Fine condition

      Johnson, Fry & Comany 1861 - Beautiful three volume set fine bindings. This set is exceptional is condition and retains all of its engravings very collectible Civil War collection. A must for any Civil War library. Published in New York: by Johnson, Fry & Comany 27 Beekman Street, [1861], 1861.profusely and superbly illustrated and engraved by Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast.  National History of the War for the Union, Civil, Military and Naval: Founded on Official and Other Authentic Documents Duyckinck, Edward A with engravings by some of the most famous participants of the Civil War including Lincoln, Robert E Lee, US Grant, Sherman, etc. etc. great battle scenes and naval war scenes. I can't say enough about the condition of this set the following are the condition aspects; with a little bit of rubbing on the edges and corners quarter leather, hinges on all three volumes remain un-cracked. All pages present bindings are strong there is some limited foxing throughout engravings with original tissue guards overall beliefs of each of the three volumes are very bright clean and nice. I would rate this set as to fine to very fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [Various places. ca. 1880s-1890s].. Thirty-three leaves containing ninety photographs (nineteen cyanotypes), plus a tin type laid in. Hat and epaulettes housed in archival boxes. Images primarily 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, some a bit larger or smaller (approximately 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches), also several panoramic photos. Oblong quarto. Modern morocco spine and paper boards, gilt leather label. Images removed from previous album and remounted, resulting in loss at a few corners, a few minor tears. Photos clean. Very good. Commodore Francis William Ferdinand Wieber (1861-1947), born in Germany, was in the U.S. Navy for forty years, serving on the Vermont, Iroquois, Vandalia, Independence, and Charleston. In 1884 he was appointed Assistant Surgeon; in 1887 he achieved Passed Assistant Surgeon and Surgeon in 1897. He served in the Pacific and was also stationed at Norfolk, Va. and Puerto Rico. In addition to his active naval duties, he also authored a number of journal articles related to treating Yellow Fever aboard ship. He retired in 1925 and died in San Diego at the age of 86. The present album documents Wieber&#39;s service and contains some wonderful large images of Alaska, Puerto Rico, China, and the Philippines. The Alaskan images appear to be quite early and we assume they predate the Gold Rush. There are twenty-eight large photos showing old fishing villages, log cabins, a group photo depicting two men and three women posing in front of the frame of a boat under construction, mountain scenery, flocks of seals gathering on beaches, and more. In one of the group photos, several of the people are clearly of Inuit heritage. Interestingly, there is a significant Russian influence in the images, from the architecture - particularly churches - to the clothing worn by the photographed subjects. The remaining images are also quite interesting including a large photograph of a political event in Puerto Rico, several photographs illustrating the aftermath of a terrible storm in the Philippines, and images of working farmers in China. There are also a few portraits of the crew with Wieber included. Accompanying this album is Wieber&#39;s naval cap, his belt and epaulettes, and an old tin type of him. All told, this is a fascinating collection of images and memorabilia documenting a segment of this officer&#39;s career in the navy.

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