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        Expédition de Chine - 1860 - Lettres Intimes sur la Campagne de Chine en 1860

      Marseille, Imprimerie et Lythographie Jules Barile, 1861. - 1 volume in-8, 204 pp., reliure moderne plein cuir brun, couvertures imprimées conservées mais défraîchies et salies, petit manque de papier angulaire sur le dernier plat, rousseurs éparses, parfois prononcées, bon état d'ensemble. L'ouvrage est enrichi d'un envoi autographe de l'auteur Armand Lucy, d'un frontispice (Ch. Cousin de Montauban), de figures in texte de 5 gravures et de 2 cartes hors texte, dont un plan dépliant de Pékin in fine. "Mon fils ayant été assez heureux pour faire la campagne de Chine, grâce à la haute bienveillance de M. le général de Montauban qui avait bien voulu l'attacher à sa personne en qualité d'interprète anglais, j'ai reçu de lui de nombreuses lettres qui ont paru intéresser ses amis. - C'est à l'adresse de ceux-ci que j'ai cru devoir réunir ces lettres en un petit volume, offrant au complet cet épisode si intéressant de ses voyages." C'est ainsi que s'ouvre ce recueil de lettres écrites de Chine par Armand Lucy, lors de l'Expédition de 1860. Ce dernier y relate les événements du célèbre "Sac de Pékin". Extrêmement rare. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        CONSTITUTION OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA [and] UNITED STATES OF AMERICA [caption title].

      [Montgomery, Al.: Shorter & Reid? 1861]. - 21pp., printed in double columns. Dbd. Tanned, some soiling. Final three text leaves dampstained. Good. In a half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. A rare, early, and extremely important printing of the Constitution of the Confederacy - the version that was sent out to the seceded states for ratification. This printing was done shortly after the adoption of the constitution by the Confederate Congress on March 11, 1861, and includes the text of the Confederate Constitution and the United States Constitution in side by side columns. As shown by Parrish and Willingham, it was this printing that was sent out by the Confederate Congress to the various legislatures of the seceded states so that they could debate the constitution and vote on its ratification. This dual printing throws the similarities and differences between the two documents in stark contrast. Parrish and Willingham mention that this printing of the two constitutions was usually accompanied by a letter from Howell Cobb, President of the Confederate Constitutional Convention, which read: "I herewith transmit to you a certified copy of the Constitution.as adopted by the unanimous vote of the Convention; to be placed before the State Convention, over which you preside, for its approval and ratification. It will be seen that the Convention have conformed to the general wish of the people of these States, in adopting a Constitution upon the general principles of the Constitution of the United States. The departures from the provisions of that instrument have been suggested by the experience of the past; and are intended to guard against the evils and dangers which led to the dissolution of the late Union" (as quoted in Parrish and Willingham). Once secession became a reality in late 1860, the rebellious states had to decide what form of government they would take. As in 1787, when the original thirteen states wove themselves into the United States through a constitution, the South wove itself into a Confederacy by creating their own constitution. In early February, 1861, representatives of the seceded states met in Montgomery, quickly approving a provisional constitution, and then moving on to the task of drafting a permanent constitution. The Confederate Constitution is a striking document in its similarities to - and differences from - the United States Constitution, a subject that has been much studied by recent scholarship. In fact, the goal of the Confederate Congress was to create a document that took the best parts of the Federal constitution, but tried to eliminate its perceived weaknesses. Power was decentralized, away from the central government and toward the individual states. The President of the Confederacy was limited to a single six-year term, and was given a line-item veto of Congressional appropriations. The power of the Congress to impose taxes was greatly limited, and general treasury funds were prohibited from being used to fund local internal improvements. Government subsidies to industry and tariffs on imports were prohibited, reflecting the southern preference for free trade. Also, "the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate states, shall be recognized and protected by Congress and by the territorial government." Several of the provisions of the federal Bill of Rights were also incorporated into the Confederate Constitution, including the right to keep and bear arms, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, the right to trial by jury and against excessive bail, etc. The great expert on Confederate imprints, Richard Harwell, wrote "The CONSTITUTION of the new government is an inevitable selection for.CORNERSTONES OF CONFEDERATE COLLECTING. It is the truly representative document of the deliberations at Montgomery and a succinct demonstration of the political faith of the South in 1861, significant not only for its deviations from the old Constitution but also for its general adherence to it." Parrish and Willingh

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        President Cleveland Declares Thanksgiving

      - The holiday we know today as Thanksgiving was conceived by Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of the prominent magazine GodeyÕs LadyÕs Book, who en- gaged in a campaign over years to get Thanksgiving accepted as a national holiday in the United States. She recommended this to Abraham Lincoln in 1861, and on November 28, 1861, he signed a proclamation saying, ÒI do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving.Ó The next national Thanksgiving was declared by Lincoln in April 1862, and in 1863 he declared Thanksgivings for both August 6 and the last Thursday in Novem- ber. He went on to declare a similar Thanksgiving observance in 1864, establishing a precedent that was followed by his succes- sor, Andrew Johnson, who declared a Thanksgiving for December 7, 1865. John- son gave government employees the day off, making the day a legal holiday. The precedent established by Lincoln has been adhered to by every subsequent president. Document Signed, Washington, No- vember 2, 1885. The President declares ÒIt is fitting and proper that a nation thus favored should on one day in every year. publicly acknowledge the goodness of God and return thanks to Him for all His gra- cious gifts. Therefore I, Grover Cleveland, President of the United States of America, do hereby designate and set apart Thurs- day the 26th of November instant as a day of public Thanksgiving and prayer, and do invoke the observance of the same by all the people of the land.Ó The document is countersigned by Secretary of State Thomas Bayard. Every presidentÕs of- ficial Thanksgiving proclamation is, of course, in the National Archives. Along with these official proclamations, pres- idents have signed several additional copies to be distributed to officials. This is one of those copies and marks ClevelandÕs first Thanksgiving procla- mation in the White House. In 1941, Congress enacted a law to fix the date of Thanksgiving at the fourth Thursday in November, and FDR signed it. Thus did Thanksgiving be- come an ÒofficialÓ national holiday. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Autograph Note, Signed ("H B Stowe") to Mr. [James Wallace] Black, photographer of Boston, arranging a portrait of her daughter "for her brother [the author's son Frederick] who leaves for the seat of war on Saturday"

      [Boston, n.d., ca. may 1861] - The author of Uncle Tom's Cabin writes to well known Boston photographer James Wallace Black (1825-1896): "Mr. Black, My daughter Miss Stowe I wish if possible to have taken this morning for her brother who leaves for the seat of war on Saturday. You will oblige me if you wil find a place for her HB Stowe" Arranging a photographic portrait (of her daughter Georgiana?), this tersely worded note belies the profound unease Stowe felt at the prospect of her son Frederick's imminent departure "for the seat of war." The unsettled Frederick had dropped out of medical school to enlist in the First Massachusetts Regiment. "Publicly Stowe rejoiced that the young men 'embrace [the cause] as a bride, and are ready to die [for it]'; privately she prayed with Fred and tried to prepare herself for the worst. In her vivd imagination, Stowe pictured her son in an army camp, subject to the temptations of a soldier's life; there were some things worse than death" (Hedrick). And in truth the war proved a devastation to Frederick, who transferred to the Seventy-Third Ohio Regiment in March 1863 and was wounded at Gettysburg; he returned home an alcoholic and subsequently disappeared in the West. An excellent Stowe autograph 8vo. One page, pen and ink on paper. Old folds, tipped onto album leaf. Clean and fresh. Hedrick, Harriet Beecher Stowe, pp. 299-300, 306-7. Provenance: Collection of James W. Hunnewell, Cambridge, of the firm of Fields, Osgood & Co [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Instructions, Prônes, Allocutions et autres Discours prêchés à Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines et dans le Haut-Rhin et le Bas-Rhin de 1861 à 1870 [ Manuscrit relié en 4 volumes ] Dont un sermon sur l'Assomption de la Vierge rédigé en alsacien [ Elsässerditsch ]

      1861 - Toutes ces Instructions furent prêchées à Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines (le plus souvent à l'Eglise Sainte-Madeleine mais le texte relatif aux Rogations fut par exemple prêché à Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines le 10 mai 1863 à l'Eglise Saint Louis pendant qu'on réparait l'Eglise de la Madeleine), à L'Allemand-Rombach, à Montreux-Château, Lutzelhausen, Steige, Fouchy, Montbouton, Florimont canton de Delle, Chavannes les Grands canton de Dannemarie, Thal, etc. de 1861 à 1870 puis à Fèche l'Eglise (Territoire de Belfort) après 1870 (le plus souvent en 1872), l'ensemble en 4 vol. in-8 reliés demi-chagrin rouge, dos à 4 nerfs orné, texte intégralement manuscrit d'une belle écriture uniforme, volumes paginés (la plupart des feuillets sont manuscrits) : 364 ; 384 ; 382 ; 374 pp. Le Tome 1 propose diverses Instructions et Prônes, ainsi sur l'Assomption (en allemand alsacien), sur la Nativité de la Vierge, sur l'Epiphanie, l'Ascension, la Trinité, la Dévotion à Saint Louis de Gonzague, etc. ; Le Tome 2 contient notamment les Instructions consacrées à la Sainte Vierge : Sur la dévotion à Marie, Sur le Saint Nom de Marie, sur le Rosaire, la Compassion de la Vierge, le Saint Scapulaire, l'Assomption de Marie etc. ; le tome 3 propose notamment les Instructions présentées du Premier Dimanche de l'Avent jusqu'au vendredi de la 4e semaine de Carême ; Le Tome 4 contient les Instructions prêchées du quatrième Dimanche après Pâques jusqu'au vingt-troisième dimanche après la Pentecôte (tous les dimanches ne sont pas l'occasion d'une Instruction) : on note une Instruction sur le Blasphème, une autre sur l'Imprécation, et trois Instructions successives sur l'Ivrognerie. Beau manuscrit bien relié, en bel état, qui nous replonge dans l'atmosphère d'une paroisse alsacienne à la veille de la guerre de 1870. Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Framed vintage print of Union Camp Brightwood in Washington, D.C., drawn by ?deaf mute? artist, and regimental tailor, John Donovan, who has included himself sketching in this artwork

      Lithograph titled ?Camp Brightwood. / Col. Henry S. Briggs. / 10th Regt. Mass. Volunteers,? 28? x 21.5? (visible). Framed to 30.75? x 21.25?. Printed under the image at lower left, ?John Donovan, Deaf Mute, DEL Oct 17th 1861,? at lower right, ?Lith of Sarony, Major & Knapp, 449 Broadway N.Y.? Scattered light toning and foxing. Very good condition.Created in 1861, this print is in the collection of the Library of Congress in its Prints and Photographs Division, the Boston Athenæum, and the Huntington Library, among other collections. It depicts the scene at a training camp of soldiers during the early days of the Civil War. Camp Brightwood was in the District of Columbia, set up to protect the nation?s capital. The artist, Private John Donovan was a member of Company A of the 10th Regiment. He had enlisted in Springfield, Mass., and was detailed as the regimental tailor. A self-taught artist, in his leisure time, he would draw. In fact, in this print, in the lower right, he has drawn himself seated

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        New Map of the Seat of War in the United States, Shewing Railways, Forts, etc.

      1861 - [London], Cruchley, May 1st 1861. Folded: 20.5 x 11.5 cm; unfolded: 81 x 64 cm. Une grande carte, semble rare. Frontières coloriées à la main, différentes pour les "Étas libres" et pour les "États esclavagistes". / A large map, seemingly scarce. Hand-colored boundaries, different for the "Free States" and for the "Slave States". * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable.

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        Heroes and Martyrs Notable Men of the Time

      G.p. Putnam, New York 1861 - RARE. Oriignal green pebbled binding. Beautiful gilt title with a gilt wreath. Gilt title and decorations to the spine. Corners slightly bumped. Foxing to the frontispiece and tissue guard. Mild offsetting and foxing to the title page. AEG. 40 B&W finely detailed engravings of notable American statesmen, politicians and military men. 253 pages. On page 253 it is stated " end of Vol. I. I have found no evidence in my research of a second volume ever having been published. Rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        zhu shi jiao zheng hua ying si shu; gu lu shu][Annotated Corrected Chinese-English Four Books; Gu Lu, Arranger] {The Four Books, Chinese Classics in English}[Great Learning; Moderation; Analects (of Confucius); Mencius]

      [Hong Kong : London Mission Society Press, c1861] ; Shanghai : Shanghai Shangye Yingshuguan, n.d. - [1], 298, 378 pp. ; bound in Chinese fashion, with folded sheets right to left, in a western-style, mid-nineteenth century cloth board cover binding with decorations ; James Legge, the famous Scottish sinologist and missionary of the London Missionary Society was born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland on Dec 20th, 1815. He graduated from Highbury Theological College in 1837, joined the London Missionary Society in 1838 and went to Malacca in 1839 as a missionary. In 1843 Legge arrived in Hong Kong and remained there until 1873 except for three short trips back to Scotland. In 1876, Legge became the first professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford, and died in 1897 ; This is the first volume of Legge's monumental translation of nine sacred books of Chinese literature, in a very probable 1st edition, 1st Chinese printing, with mixed asian and western binding materials, and containing the texts of the ?? [da xue], or Great Learning, ?? [zhung yong], Moderation or Doctrine of the Mean, ?? [lung yü], The Analects (of Confucius), and ?? [meng zi], Mencius ; with Chinese text printed at top, translation in the middle, and commentary at bottom ; while this is clearly Legge's text, the author's name is given in Chinese fashion as Ë Â [Gu Lu], or loosely translated, "Watchman Deer", which more probably (and properly) should be rendered "Lu Gu" for "Leg-ge" ; The difficulties of printing this first volume were recounted by the author's daughter: "The printing office being under his control, he had to superintend the publication and binding of his works, and to send to England for paper, printing ink, etc. Among his minor worries was the fact that the volumes of Classics had to come out in various bindings. Uniformity of binding could not be secured because materials were scanty in Hong Kong. Also, owing to the lack of English booksellers, he had to get the storekeepers to sell the Classics on commission among their other wares. On one occasion the ship containing all his printing paper and ink struck upon a rock and went down within sight of her anchorage in Hong Kong harbour. Her masts, sticking up above the sea, were visible from his verandah. 'It gave me quite a turn, [he said], my first thought was that the fates were fighting against my getting oin with the publication of my volumes. I have since been able to look the event in the face. There must be some delay in the commencement of printing, but I shall be so much more advanced with my manuscripts that we can start with five men instead of three. I had engaged Sow-lung and two other men to begin printing on the first of June. If he begins now in November or December with four other men we shall be in six months nearly as far as we should have been. In the meantime I telegraph by the mail--Replace invoice immediately, sending one half by Suez Canal and one half round Cape--this will divide the risk.' After printing the books in Hong Kong he had to write to England for cases to be sent out in which to pack them and send them to England to his bookseller. 'Four hundred cases for one volume ought to be here any day, and four hundred for the other volume next month. Those cases will cost me about fifty pounds.' .Another time certain cases of his books.arrived after having been for a long time under water in the hold. 'I insured them for £250--I shall claim for at least £80. Meantime the ruin of many books and the spoiling of others is a great vexation.' He sent several of his books to a friend to sell in Amoy, and received the following letter: 'Alas for your Classics. Macgregor delivered them in the condition he got them out of the wreck. I had them put in the sun and thoroughly dried, but I could not offer them to subscribers. The mould has got into the inside, and even if rebound they will never be sightly. It is a sad loss.' ; after Legge's death in 1897, in a sermon given by Dr. Edkins at Shanghai, Legge's work was described as: "His object was to unf [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Joseph Valles - Books]
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        A Theatrical Trip for a Wager! Through Canada and the United States. London: Charles Dudley, 1861.

      Charles Dudley, London 1861 - Octavo. 3 p.l.,[3]-59, 59*-62*, 60-140 pp. 1 tinted lithographed frontis portrait, 3 coloured lithographed plates. One colored plate is of an iceberg by moonlight, one of Newport beach and fashionable swimmers, and the last of his dog.Original blue cloth over boards. Gilt designs to front board. Paper title label to spine. Bumping to corners. Fraying to head and foot of spine. First edition. Book label from previous owner on front pastedown. Overall in good condition.Information on Montreal, Kingston, Sault Ste. Marie, Detroit, Quebec, New York, etc., A funny, acerbic account of a tour through Canada and the United States on a wager that the author could not survive purely on the proceeds of an amateur theatrical troupe he was to form.A humorous account of the author's tour giving theatrical entertainments mainly in the towns of Canada East and West in 1859-60, on a wager that he could pay his way with his talents. Rhys traveled through Quebec, Montreal, Kingston, Cobourg, Peterborough, Toronto, Belleville, and Niagara in Canada, and through Baltimore, Detroit, New York, and Rhode Island in the United States. One of the tinted plates shows bathers at Newport Beach, Rhode Island, while the colored plate shows an iceberg by moonlight. Rhys performed under the stage name, "Morton Price."TPL 4001: "A humorous account of the author's tour giving theatrical entertainments mainly in the towns of Canada east and west in 1859-60, on a wager that he could pay his way with his talents." Lande S124. Sabin 70773. Gagnon I # 3013, Low, Arnott & Robinson 3429. Howes R245, calls for 5 plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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]

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        Orley Farm . . . With Illustrations by J. E. Millais.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1861-62. - Orley Farm skillfully combines tragedy and humor and introduces one of Trollope's more endearing characters, Sir Peregrine Orme. Trollope commented, as recorded in Gerould's Guide to Trollope (Princeton University Press, 1948), that "Most of those among my friends who are competent to form an opinion on the subject, say that this is the best I have written." Orley Farm was the first novel by Trollope to be issued in parts. 20 monthly parts, 8vo, original tan wrappers printed in red and black. 40 plates (two in each part). Sadleir, Trollope, 13; NCBEL III, 882. The advertisements in this copy agree completely with Sadleir's description and add one small yellow slip not noted in Sadleir. Wrappers a little worn, soiled and stained; the wrapper on the first part is the most worn; very good set, enclosed in a chemise and quarter morocco slipcase. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        FRAMLEY PARSONAGE [1ST CT IN 3 VOLS]

      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]

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        TALES OF ALL COUNTRIES

      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]

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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]

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        The Early Italian Poets from Ciullo d'Alcamo to Dante Alighieri (1100-1200-1300) in the original metres, together with Dante's Vita Nuova, translated by D.G. Rossetti

      Smith, Elder, and Co, London 1861 - Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. An excellent PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed at the time of publication "To Thomas Keightley Esq with true respect & regard D G Rossetti - Xmas 1861." The recipient, a classical scholar and historian, had long been a friend of the Rossetti family, and was in particular a supporter of Gabriel Rossetti's theories on Dante. William Rossetti remarked that Keightley's The Fairy Mythology had a great effect on and himself in their childhood. Keightley's "thank-you" letter to the author, dated Christmas Day 1861, is printed in J.C. Troxell, Three Rossettis (1937) on page 14. This is the author's first regularly published book, one of 600 copies. Very good in original brown cloth with gilt title to spine and cover design by the author. This book has been professionally recased, a common repair for this title due to the text block being too heavy for the binding. There is light rubbing to the edges and boards, and a short, expertly repaired closed tear to the book cloth along rear board and spine. The interior is clean and bright. Housed in a handsome green half-morocco slipcase with a few scuff marks to spine. 464 pages plus errata. PRERAPH/020309. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        THE EARLY ITALIAN POETS FROM CIULLO D'ALCAMO TO DANTE ALIGHIERI: (1100-1200-1300) IN THE ORIGINAL METRES TOGETHER WITH DANTE'S VITA NUOVA (Presentation Copy)

      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]

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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]

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

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

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        RULES AND ARTICLES FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ARMY OF VIRGINIA.

      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.

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        A MONOGRAPH OF THE PITTIDAE, OR, FAMILY OF ANT THRUSHES.

      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.

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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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        1861 Telegram from D.S. Gregory Jr. Brigadier Inspector at West Point Military Academy Warning Major Henry of Southern Cadets Smuggling Arms.

      West Point, New York: 1861 - A dramatic moment in U.S. Army history, the Civil War's division of North and South at the Academy - the Brigadier excitedly writing of ".Forty odd Southern Cadets from West Point left here.with carpet bags supposed to contain small arms."; dated May 7, 1861; on "The Magnetic Telegraph Company. Morse Line,." printed stock, which gives the addresses of the telegraphic offices and the terms and conditions of the messages sent below; message and addressees all written in a very legible hand in ink; approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" size; old fold lines; light wear; in very good condition and revealing of the fears of the Union North as Southern defectors departed for home and the cause of the Confederacy, as well as being a significant reminder of the importance of the science of telegraphy and quick communication in the War Between the States.

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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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        TOM BROWN AT OXFORD

      CAMBRIDGE MACMILLAN 1861 - FIRST EDITIONS, THREE VOLUMES, CONTEMPORARY HALF MOROCCO, SPINES GILT IN COMPARTMENTS, MOROCCO LABELS, MARBLED ENDPAPERS. SPOTTING TO PRELIMS. THEREAFTER VERY CLEAN. TIGHT BINDING. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE FAMILY BIBLE; CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS, WITH BRIEF NOTES AND INSTRUCTIONS, DESIGNED TO GIVE THE RESULTS OF CRITICAL INVESTIGATION, AND TO ASSIST COMMON READERS TO UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE INSPIRED WORD. INCLUDING THE REFERENCES AND MARGINAL READINGS OF THE POLYGLOT BIBLE. THREE VOLUME SET.

      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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        REPORT UPON THE COLORADO RIVER OF THE WEST, EXPLORED IN 1857 AND 1858 BY LIEUTENANT JOSEPH C. IVES, CORPS OF TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE OFFICE OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, A.A. HUMPHREYS, CAPTAIN TOPOGRAPHICAL ENGINEERS, IN CHARGE

      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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