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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'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's small but bold signature in between. Very scarce in this form.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
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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'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'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. 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.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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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' 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'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'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. findagrave.com

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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'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'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'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 'the Soldiers' 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's 1864 marriage license and photographs of two boys in what appear to be military school uniforms; the Isham'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's remains from Ypsilanti, Michigan to Jackson, Michigan and a draft contract with the Hills' Granite Works of Jackson to create a monument for George's gravesite that would include a G.A.R. Badge and his Civil War unit, "Co. B. 7th Mich. Infantry.

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        THE BOMBAY ALMANACK AND BOOK OF DIRECTION, FOR 1861, BEING THE FIRST AFTER BISSEXTILE OR LEAP-YEAR. [The Twelfth Annual Publication.]

      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'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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        GREAT EXPECTATIONS

      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'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' 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'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' 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'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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        [PHOTO ALBUM OF NAVAL SURGEON FRANCIS W.F. WIEBER, PICTURING EARLY SCENES IN ALASKA; TOGETHER WITH HIS NAVAL HAT AND EPAULETTES]

      [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'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'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's career in the navy.

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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'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'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'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 'the Soldiers' 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's 1864 marriage license and photographs of two boys in what appear to be military school uniforms; the Isham'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's remains from Ypsilanti, Michigan to Jackson, Michigan and a draft contract with the Hills' Granite Works of Jackson to create a monument for George's gravesite that would include a G.A.R. Badge and his Civil War unit, "Co. B. 7th Mich. Infantry.

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        Die Reise um die Welt. Bibliothek der vorzüglichen neueren Reisebeschreibungen. Herausgegeben von einem Vereine Gelehrter.,

      Karlsruhe, Kunstvlg. 1861/1864. - gr.-8°. 2 Bll., V, (3), 377; 1 Bl., VI, 376 S. Mit 48 (davon 16 kolor.) Stahlst. u. 1 gefalt. farb. Karte HLdr. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückentit. Kanten berieb. Ohne flieg. Vors. Band 1: Lord Amhersts Gesandschaftsreise nach China,Reise einer Abordnung des russischen Hofes nach China; Meyen segelt als Arzt des preussischen Schiffes Prinzessin Louise nach Südamerika; Die Nord- und Südpolfahrten; Weitere Nord- und Südpolfahrten; Simpson`s Reise um die Welt., Edwards, Wilson ,Fanning und Turnbull; Vancouver: Reise des Grafen von Görtz in den Jahren 1844-1847; Reise des amerikanischen Schiffskapitäns Pendleton in Oceanien; Überfahrt von Dwaihi nach Rukahiwa; Überfahrt von den Rukahiwainseln nach Tahiti; Tubuai /Tongatabu. - Band2: Kalifornische Zustände der letzten Zeit; Gochinchina; Eine Reise auf dem Amurflusse, mit Schilderungen Centralasiens, der Tartarei und Sibiriens; Weltreise der k.k. österr. Fregatte Novara; Die Insel Ceylon; Madras; Besuch der Nicobaren-Inseln durch die Novara; Von Nicobar nach Singapur; Fahrt nach der Insel Java; Manila; Fahrt der Novara nach Honkong;Schanghai; Die Insel Puyeipet; Die koralleninsel Sikayana; Australien; Auckland auf Neu-Seeland;Tahiti;,Südamerika:Chili; Überlandreise Dr.Karl Scherzer Valpariso von Panama nach Gibraltar; Reise der Frau Ida Pfeiffer nach Madagaskar: Madagaskar; Das Festland von Afrika; Der Tschad-See;Sklaverei; Klima Afrikas. Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Reise um die Welt. Bibliothek der vorzüglichen neueren Reisebeschreibungen. Herausgegeben von einem Vereine Gelehrter.

      Karlsruhe, Kunstvlg. 1861/1864.. gr.-8°. 2 Bll., V, (3), 377; 1 Bl., VI, 376 S. Mit 48 (davon 16 kolor.) Stahlst. u. 1 gefalt. farb. Karte HLdr. d. Zt. Mit goldgepr. Rückentit. Kanten berieb. Ohne flieg. Vors.. Band 1: Lord Amhersts Gesandschaftsreise nach China,Reise einer Abordnung des russischen Hofes nach China; Meyen segelt als Arzt des preussischen Schiffes Prinzessin Louise nach Südamerika; Die Nord- und Südpolfahrten; Weitere Nord- und Südpolfahrten; Simpson's Reise um die Welt., Edwards, Wilson ,Fanning und Turnbull; Vancouver: Reise des Grafen von Görtz in den Jahren 1844-1847; Reise des amerikanischen Schiffskapitäns Pendleton in Oceanien; Überfahrt von Dwaihi nach Rukahiwa; Überfahrt von den Rukahiwainseln nach Tahiti; Tubuai /Tongatabu. - Band2: Kalifornische Zustände der letzten Zeit; Gochinchina; Eine Reise auf dem Amurflusse, mit Schilderungen Centralasiens, der Tartarei und Sibiriens; Weltreise der k.k. österr. Fregatte Novara; Die Insel Ceylon; Madras; Besuch der Nicobaren-Inseln durch die Novara; Von Nicobar nach Singapur; Fahrt nach der Insel Java; Manila; Fahrt der Novara nach Honkong;Schanghai; Die Insel Puyeipet; Die koralleninsel Sikayana; Australien; Auckland auf Neu-Seeland;Tahiti;,Südamerika:Chili; Überlandreise Dr.Karl Scherzer Valpariso von Panama nach Gibraltar; Reise der Frau Ida Pfeiffer nach Madagaskar: Madagaskar; Das Festland von Afrika; Der Tschad-See;Sklaverei; Klima Afrikas.

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        Die Münzen, Maße und Gewichte aller Länder der Erde einzeln berechnet nach ihren Werthen und Verhältnissen zu allen deutschen Münzen, Maßen und Gewichten - Nebst Angabe der Handelsplätze und deren Rechnungsverhältnisse

      Moritz Kuhl, Leipzig 1861. 480 S. Fraktur. Pappeinband mit Lederrücken. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel. Einband und Rücken berieben, bestoßen, gering angeschmutzt. Schnitt gebräunt, kaum angeschmutzt, Seiten sehr wenig angebräunt, kaum lichtrandig, sehr selten sehr leicht angeschmutzt, Vorsätze und Deckelinnenseiten etwas angeschmutzt, Besitzervermerk auf hint. Vorsatz, keine Anstreichungen im Text, Gesamtzustand gut. Kein Schutzumschlag Halbleder 8°. Gut

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        Das Wesen des Römischen und Germanischen Erbrechts in historisch-philosophischer Entwickelung

      . EA. Brockhaus, Lpz., 1861. VIII/608 S., Pbd. der Zeit. (bst.). Das System der erworbenen Rechte. Eine Versöhnung des positiven Rechts und der Rechtsphilosophie von F. Lasalle. In zwei Theilen. Zweiter Theil

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        Das System der erworbenen Rechte (2 Bände).

      Leipzig, Brockhaus, 1861.. Eine Versöhnung des positiven Rechts und der Rechtsphilosophie. XXIV, 517 Seiten; VIII, 608 Seiten, Halblederbände der Zeit, 22 x 14 cm,. Vorsätze mit Ex Libris, gut erhalten.

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        Die Münzen, Maße und Gewichte aller Länder der Erde einzeln berechnet nach ihren Werthen und Verhältnissen zu allen deutschen Münzen, Maßen und Gewichten - Nebst Angabe der Handelsplätze und deren Rechnungsverhältnisse

      Moritz Kuhl, Leipzig 1861 - 480 S. Fraktur. Pappeinband mit Lederrücken. Goldgeprägter Rückentitel. Einband und Rücken berieben, bestoßen, gering angeschmutzt. Schnitt gebräunt, kaum angeschmutzt, Seiten sehr wenig angebräunt, kaum lichtrandig, sehr selten sehr leicht angeschmutzt, Vorsätze und Deckelinnenseiten etwas angeschmutzt, Besitzervermerk auf hint. Vorsatz, keine Anstreichungen im Text, Gesamtzustand gut. Size: 8° [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition... with portraits and biographical sketches of Robert O'Hara Burke, and William John Wills

      Melbourne: Wilson and Mackinnon, 1861. Octavo, iv, 36 pp. (last blank), with a striking lithographic portrait frontispiece of both explorers (later portrait of Wills pasted to rear of frontispiece), a little foxing of the frontispiece and title-page yet a wonderfully preserved copy in original green titling wrappers housed in a navy quarter morocco bookform box. A pristine copy in the original wrappers: with the frontispiece. Scarce and desirable contemporary booklet reprinting vital accounts of the Burke and Wills tragedy, issued shortly after news of the calamity had reached Melbourne. Its anonymous editor states it was 'not put forth as a history of the Exploring Expedition. It is but the last sad chapter of a sad history…'. Overall this is a serious work, with a postscript lamenting that public hysteria surrounding recent events has diminished the dignity of the perished explorers: 'that for the moment the grandeur of the enterprise, the success of which has been so dearly purchased, is almost overborne by the mass of puerility and littleness to which the subject has given birth.' Although slim, the minute type of the booklet contains several important testimonies and manuscript entries; including a note sent by Alfred William Howitt from Portia Creek dated 10 October 1861, Burke's last despatch, the narrative of the sole surviving member of the expedition John King, lengthy extracts from the journals of Howitt and Wills and an assortment of notes from Burke scrawled in the desperate last weeks of his life. Wantrup notes a number of different Wilson & Mackinnon imprints of this title, testament to insatiable public curiosity surrounding the tragedy. All are based upon the "Argus" newspaper accounts; this particular edition is the first to feature the unusually sensitive and detailed frontispiece portrait.

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        Brustbild nach halblinks in Zivil mit Orden. Als Umrahmung eine Triumphbogenarchitektur.

      . Lithographie von und bei W. Jab, Berlin, um 1861, 40 x 31 cm.. Die seitlichen Säulen des Bogens mit brandenburgischen Wappen und Adlern samt Inschrift "Vom Fels/ Zum Meer", über dem Bogen ein bekrönter Hermelinkragen mit Eichenlaub und Lorbeer, im Sockel das große preußische Wappen samt Devise "Gott mit uns", darunter Inschrift und Privileghinweis: "Mit besonderer Allerh(öchster) Genehmigung I(hrer) Majest(ät) der Königin Elisabeth v(on) Preußen". Die Inschrift "Vom Fels zum Meer" ist eine Anspielung auf den Deutschen Siegesmarsch bzw. Hohenzollernmarsch, den Franz Liszt 1857 komponierte.

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        Drei Novellen. (= Veronica / Veronika, Späte Rosen, Drüben am Markt).

      Verlag Heinrich Schindler, Berlin, 1861.. EA, 99 (1) S., 12°, gold- u. blindgepr. blaues OLn, Goldschnitt, Lesebändchen.. Erste Ausgabe (WG² 11, Teitge 77, 1216, 1173 u. 490, Goed. Fortf. 8/346, 16). "Veronika" hier im Erstdruck, die beiden anderen Novellen als Erste Buchausgabe. Druck bei Gebrüder Katz, Dessau. Typischer O-Verlagseinband von Schindler, auf dem Vorderdeckel mit Goldprägung: "Hermine von Vaerst". Bevor Storm seine Werke in Buchform veröffentlichte, ließ er sie fast immer in Zeitschriften, Zeitungen oder den damals so beliebten Wochen- oder Monatsheften erscheinen. Außerdem erhöhte Storm seine Finanzen damit, dass er seine Novellen zeitgleich oder in zeitlicher Nähe einmal einzeln und zusätzlich mit anderen Werken herausgab. Die vorliegende Novelle "Veronica" (später "Veronika") ist tatsächlich ausnahmsweise vorher nirgendwo veröffentlicht worden. "Späte Rosen" erschien zuerst 1860 in Argo - Album für Kunst und Dichtung, "Drüben am Markt" war vorher 1861, also im selben Jahr, im 6. Band (Jahrgang 3) von "Ãœber Land und Meer" erschienen. Einband etwas berieben, leicht verblasst, Textseiten durchgehend fleckig, insgesamt aber noch ein gutes Exemplar dieser >>> seltenen Ausgabe. <<<

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        Das Hühner-Buch. Beschreibung aller bekannten Hühnerarten, Anleitung zu ihrer Zucht, Wartung und Pflege, und Belehrung über Erkenntniß und Heilung ihrer Krankheiten.

      Leipzig, Weber, 1861.. (16,5 x 11 cm). XI, 244 S., 2 Bll. Anzeigen. Mit 90 Abbildungen. Pappband der Zeit mit aufgezogenem Original-Umschlag.. Seltene erste Ausgabe. - Im ersten Teil wird das Huhn und seine Geschichte beschrieben, im zweiten Teil die zahmen Hühnerrassen und im dritten die Hühnerzucht. - Vorsatz etwas stockfleckig und mit handschriftlichem Besitzvermerk. Die ersten Blätter mit kleinem Fleck am oberen weißen Rand. Einband leicht berieben, fleckig und bestoßen. Insgesamt sauberes und gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        The Contraband Schottische - Sheet Music

      Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, 1861. First Edition. Sheet Music. Very Good. First Edition. Sheet Music. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Complete: 6 pages including the cover. The cover shows a white overseer, whip in hand, threatening four young male slaves. Slightly trimmed and with nice corners and old tape binding so probably from an old bound collection of sheet music. No rips, tears, writing, or other markings. Light marginal soiling. Dedicated to Major General Benjamin Butler, who at the time was the Commanding Officer of Fort Monroe in Hampton Roads, Virginia. In early 1861, three slaves, who had been working as laborers building defense-works in nearby Norfolk, snuck across the bay and presented themselves at Fort Monroe. Butler refused to return the slaves in accordance with the federal Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 maintaining that since Virginia had seceded from the Union there was no legal requirement to do so. With time, other escaped slaves began reporting to Union forces, and by August they were being officially identified as "contraband," an old naval term that referred to smuggled goods.

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        John Tyler franks a letter of <I>"Nannie Tyler"</I> on the eve of the Civil War, April 9, 1861, <I>"the Legislature has adjourned and it is thought the convention will soon; and what will Virginia do? We are in a terrible fix I think."</I>

      John Tyler free franks an envelope addressed to "Miss Rebecca Jones Dr. Geo. W. Jones Richmond Virginian." The letter inside is 4 pages written from New Kent City, VA - Sherwood Forest on April 9, 1861. The letter reads in part, "My dear fiend, I have been thinking of you much since I got here. I have been here five weeks today and expected to head home on Friday or Saturday last . . . This continued rain has really worried me. Of course what God sends is all right, but there seems to be no prospect at present for fair weather, and three of he children here have measles and two of the colored people, so that I am daily dreading Martha's breaking out with it, before I can get away. Just as soon as it clears I expect to leave for home so that if you have not already written, you must write me at once when to expect you. How is Mrs Jones health. I give my love to her, with best wishes for her health. That is going on more now in Richmond. Though legislature has adjourned, and it is thought the conve

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        Three days after a U.S. Navy Officer captured two Confederate envoys, James Mason and John Slidell, aboard the British mail ship unbeknownst to Jefferson Davis, precipitating the ?Trent Affair,? the Confederate President writes of a letter he had sent authorizing William L. Yancey, who was being replaced by Mason, to return home

      Historically important Autograph Letter Signed ?Jeffn Davis? as Provisional President of the Confederacy and President-elect of the Confederacy, 1p, 6.5? x 8.5?. Richmond, Virginia, November 11, 1861. Uniformly toned with narrow white border at perimeter from prior display. Fine condition.Elected President of the Confederate Provisional Government on February 9, 1861, on November 6, 1861, just 5 days before writing this letter, Jefferson Davis was elected to a full six-year term as President of the Confederate States of America.In full, ?Upon the receipt of information sent through Mr. [James] Williams that Mr. [William L.] Yancey desired to return, a letter was written to him which authorized him to do so. The application was for recall but the authority was so given as to leave the question of his remaining at home, open for future consideration and decision ?" It was sent long since and he may now be on his way home."This letter was most proba

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        Map of India shewing the British Territories subdivided into Collectorates, and including the Tenasserim Provinces with the Position and Boundary of each Native State: Set of 4 maps

      London: W H Allen / East India Company 1861 - 4 VG folded maps on stiff paper, linen-backed, mounted in sections, with marbled card covers. Three of the maps have blue lines drawn on them - possibly territories for the Company? Scale 1.25 inches = 5 miles approx. Borders clearly marked in pretty colours, and old-fashioned hill-shading. Maps 38.5" x 25.25". Clean & bright with no tears.

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        Die Hausfrau. Praktische Anleitung zur selbständigen und sparsamen Führung des Haushalts, eine Mitgabe für junge Frauen zur Förderung des häuslichen Wohlstandes und Familienglücks.

      Essen, Seemann, 1861.. ( Erste Ausgabe ) Mit XIV ( Vorwort - Einleitung - Inhaltsverzeichnis ), 1 Blatt, 531 Seiten, schlichter Halbleinenband der Zeit, 8° ( 18 x 12 cm ). Inhalt mit Kapiteln u.a. Die Stiefmutter - Der Morgen der Hausfrau - Das Sparsystem der Hausfrau - Kennzeichen guter Qualität der im Haushalt vorkommenden Lebensmittel und deren Verfälschung - Vom Reinhalten - Vom Reinigen und Putzen der Zimmer und Möbel - Behandlung der Dienstboten - Der Dienstbotentisch - Angabe der Portionen für Gesellschaftsessen, sowie auch für den täglichen Tisch - Der Viehstand - Das Einschlachten - Das Wurstmachen - Die Wäsche - Das Anfertigen und Behandeln des Bettwerks - Häusliche Arbeiten - Verschiedenes für Küche und Vorrathskammer - Kurze Bemerkungen für die Küche - Putzen von Juwelen, Gold, Silber, Messing und anderen Metallen - Gemeinnützige Rezepte. Einband berieben und etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Der schmale Einbandrücken stark verfleckt und mit altem handgeschriebenem Rückenschildchen. Innen fehlt der unbedruckte Vorsatz vorn, Seiten etwas fleckig, teils stock- oder leicht braunfleckig, erste Seiten mit kleinem Wasserrand außen. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 450 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        Autograph Letters Signed / Partly-printed Autograph Manuscript

      This English composer, conductor, pianist and singer is remembered for his many comic songs and glees, but also composed operas such as "Queen of the Thames," "Pascal Bruno" and "Rose, or Love&#39;s Ransom" and the cantata "Robin Hood." First, an ALS, 3pp, 4½" X 7¼", Upper Halloway, England, 1861 January 1. Addressed to William Cox Bennett (1820-95), a minor English poet who authored several verse collections. Near fine. Cordial note from a poet who it seems wants Hatton to set some of his poems to music. "I am much obliged for your new Book of Poems which I will devour as soon as I get the chance. The &#39;1000 miles away&#39; will, I think, suit my knuckle -- & I&#39;ll have a try at it. The Publisher of &#39;The Homeward Watch&#39; will send you copies very shortly. When the weather gets a little decent, we will have a &#39;big talk&#39; at yr. fireside con molto piacere.... I have forwarded Kingsley&#39;s Poems by this Post...." Boldly penned. Second, another ALS, 2pp, 7" X 4½", Margate, England, 1874 July 5. Addressed to William Kingston Sawyer (1828-82), poet who authored "Ten Miles from Town" (1866) and "The Legend of Phyllis" (1872). Near fine. In bold purple ink, Hatton pens another poet who wants Hatton to set his verse to music. "The &#39;Rose song&#39; in yr. Vol. is very nice -- & would make a charming ballad -- but I cannot put myself in competition with Balfe -- who always did -- & always could write a more popular tune than ever I could...." Third and last is a Partly-printed Autograph Document in the form of a 12mo (4 3/4" X 7¼") full calf blind-embossed volume, n.y. Very good. Some edge and corner wear, but overall tight and decent; text pages a bit edgeworn. Front pastedown bears Hatton&#39;s 3" X 1½" printed "Mr. J.L. Hatton" calling card. "S. Goswell St." pencilled by Hatton above his printed name has been crossed out in ink, as has the "210 Regent Street" inked in his hand below his printed name; next to this last, he pens "Aldeburgh, / Saxmand home." The full text block of this blank book consists of light brown leaves, on the front flyleaf of which he pens "Index / Ho! fill me a Tankard." Hatton has neatly affixed a 4" X 6½" sheet to the recto of the first three leaves, the first titled "Index" and all three bearing his inked a list of his titles (or first few text words) in a left-hand column and a page number in a right-hand column. Thus the first index page begins with "Ho! fill me a" on page "1" and ends with "Fat man" on page "14," the second leaf begins with "Mr. Brown&#39;s Serenade" on page "15" and ends with "Woman of Mind" on page "28," and the third leaf begins with "Sally, Sally" on page "29" and ends with "Kit the Cobbler" on page "43." After several blank leaves these lyrics appear, as printed in newsprint, clipped out and neatly affixed, with Hatton noting the indexed page number on each clipping. The clippings are bright and clean, showing no brittleness. Some fill one side, some fill two or more sides, and occasionally there are blank leaves interspersed. Three songs listed in the index do not appear: # 2 ("In days of old"), #5 ("Leather Bottel") and #20 ("Teacher of Express"). Hatton makes a number of interesting textual corrections and changes, and occasionally adds editorial remarks and such. In "Comic Song," for instance, he crosses out the line "I think I shall faint, I feel so queer" and inks in "I shall die an old maid, I fear." To "The Little Fat Grey Man," Hatton crosses out a dozen lines with a large "X" and pastes in a 3½" X 2¼" slip on which he has penned alternate lyrics. On "Mr. Brown&#39;s Serenade," Hatton crosses out two lines near the bottom, draws a line to the facing page and pens two new lines. He writes in the margin, "J. Boosey for his &#39;Numerous Song Book&#39; -- June 4, 1874" (certainly referring to the British music publisher). And below this clipping, he adds, "Very good -- first rate affect always. J.L.H. 1874." Below the clipping of "King Canute and the Cold Water Cure," Hatton writes: "I think John Parry did this -- but I never saw it in print. J.L.H. 1874" -- most likely referring to John Orlando Parry (1810-79), Welch singer and pianist. Below the "A Dinner in London" clipping, he writes "don&#39;t like it much." Hatton pens a measure of miniscule music in the margins of the "William Tell" clipping, then adds below the clipping: "a first rate song. J.L.H. 1874." Below the "Little Red Riding Hook" clipping, he remarks "rather too long." He changes the title of "Mr. Lewis Thomas" (called "O Ruddier" in his index), crossing out "Lewis Thomas" and writing in "Weiss." Perhaps most interesting of all are two holograph fair copies penned by Hatton. The first is a five-page holograph fair copy of "The Cock Sparrow" which Hatton has tipped in -- #36 in his index. The second is a four-page, eight-stanza song titled "Legend of the Rotunda" -- #41 in his index. All in all a fascinating insight into this composer&#39;s work -- highly unusual.

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        In the early months of the Civil War, from his headquarters at Cairo, Illinois, Brig. Gen. Grant approves Col. Ross?s orders, regarding discipline, to the Brigade of which he had just assumed command, with the ?hope you will see them enforced? ? Two months later, Grant first saw action just south of Cairo, where the Ohio flows into the Mississippi

      Autograph Letter Signed ?U.S. Grant / Brig. Gen Com,? 1p, 7.5? x 7?. Head Quarters, Dist. S.E. Mo., Cairo, September 17, 1861. To Col. L.F. Ross, Comdg. Fort Jefferson. Lightly penned. Mounting strip along top edge on verso. Fine condition.In full, ?Your orders meet with my entire approval. I hope you will see them enforced.? Leonard F. Ross (1822-1901) served in the 4th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Mexican War. In the first year of the Civil War, Col. Ross fought in the battles of Fredericktown, Fort Henry, and Fort Donelson. Appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers in 1862, he led his brigade during the siege of Corinth.On September 13, 1861, Brig. Gen. U.S. Grant issued Special Orders to Brig. Gen. John A. McClernand, ?The Troops now at Fort Holt Ky ... the detachment of artillery and Capt. Delano?s company of Cavalry will march tomorrow and take position at Fort Jefferson Ky. Colonel Ross will select the position for the cam

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        Ellsworth?s Avengers, the Civil War regiment named in honor of Lincoln?s friend, the first Union officer to be killed in the Civil War, and the sale of Lincoln?s original draft of the Emancipation Proclamation: two important ALSs by abolitionist Gerrit Smith

      Peterboro, New York, 1861,1864 Civil War-dated letters written by abolitionist Gerrit Smith (1797-1874), one to Emily Weed Barnes, the other to her husband, William A. Barnes. In 1849, Emily Peck Weed (1827-1889), daughter of New York Whig and later powerful N.Y. Republican party leader Thurlow Weed, married William A. Barnes (1824-1913), one of the organizers of the Republican Party in New York at the 1854 Saratoga Springs Convention. It was one of the earliest mass meetings at which the name ?Republican? was used. Barnes organized the New York State Kansas Convention in 1856 and the second National Kansas Aid Convention in Cleveland and Buffalo.Comprises:(1) Ellsworth?s Avengers. To Mrs. Barnes (Emily Weed Barnes).Autograph Letter Signed ?Gerrit Smith,? two pages, 5? x 8?, front & verso. Peterboro (N.Y.), October 22, 1861. In full, ?I have this moment finished reading your address to Col. Rice & his Reply. God bless you & God bless him ?" for you have both spoken wisely eloquently & sublimely

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        Les Rougon - Macquart. Histoire naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous le Second Empire.

      Illustrations de l'époque de l'auteur. Tome I : La Fortune des Rougon. (Suivi de) : Contes et Nouvelles : Esquisses parisiennes (La Vierge au Cirage, Les Vieilles aux yeux bleus, Les Repoussoirs, L'Amour sous les toits, Histoire d'un fou, La Neige, Les Veuves). Aux champs (La Banlieue, Le Bois, La Rivière). Tome II : La Curée (Suivi de) : Contes et Nouvelles : La Mort d'Olivier Bécaille, Madame Neigeon, Les Coquillages de Monsieur Chabre. Tome III : Le Ventre de Paris. (Suivi de) : Contes et Nouvelles : Naïs Micoulin, Nantas, L'Inondation. Tome IV : La Conquête de Plassans. (Suivi de) : Pour une nuit d'amour. Tome V : La Faute de l'abbé Mouret. Tome VI : Son Excellence Eugène Rougon. Tome VII : L'Assomoir. Tome VIII : Une page d'amour. (Suivi de) : Contes et Nouvelles : L'Attaque du Moulin. Les Trois Guerres. Angeline ou La Maison hantée. Tome IX : Nana. Tome X : Pot - Bouille. Tome XI : Au Bonheur des Dames. Tome XII : La Joie de vivre. (Suivi de) : Jacques Damour. Tome XIII : Germinal. Tome XIV : L'Oeuvre. Tome XV : La Terre. Tome XVI : Le Rêve. (Suivi de) : Contes et Nouvelles : Le Capitaine Burle. La Fête à Coqueville. Madame Sourdis. Une victime de la Réclame. Voyage circulaire. Une farce ou Bohèmes en villégiature. Comment on se marie. Comment on meurt. Tome XVII : La Bête humaine. (Suivi de) : Extraits de correspondances (1861). Tome XVIII : L'Argent. Tome XIX : La Débâcle. Tome XX : Le Docteur Pascal. (Suivi de) : Extraits de correspondances (1861 - 1866). Paris, Jean de Bonnot, 1981 (tomes VII, XIII, XV) - 1982 (tomes I, II, III, IX) - 1983 (tomes IV, V, VI, VIII, X, XI, XII, XIV, XVI, XVII) - 1984 (Tomes XVIII, XIX, XX). 20 volumes in - 8 (13,5 x 20,5 cm), reliés plein cuir bordeaux éditeur, plats estampés à froid d'un décor de rue en perspective, dos lisses ornés d'un décor similaire noir et or à l'intérieur d'un encadrement de filets dorés, titre et nom de l'auteur apposés en caractères dorés sur chaque dos, têtes dorées, gardes à décor floral noir et or, 8 ff. (2 blancs, ex - libris à personnaliser, blanc, faux - titre, portrait de l'auteur en frontispice, titre, avis de l'éditeur au lecteur) + II pp. (préface de l'auteur) + 499 pp. (texte et appendice) + 3 ff. (achevé d'imprimer, dépôt légal et blanc à l'emblème de l'éditeur); 7 ff. (blanc, ex - libris, blanc, faux - titre, portrait, titre et avis) + 508 pp. (texte et appendice) + 3 ff. (blanc, achevé d'imprimer et blanc); 9 ff. 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(1 feuillet du tome V a été retaillé, quelques salissures sur certaines pages de garde, quelques coins ou chasses légèrement frottés sans aucune gravité, petit choc à la coiffe du tome XVII). Bel ensemble complet en 20 volumes.

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        Das Braunschweig - Lüneburgische Wappen. Zur Feier des tausendjährigen Bestehens der Stadt Braunschweig herausgegeben.

      Hannover, Kindworth, 1861.. Frontisp., 13 SS., 1 Bl., folio, Or.- Broschur ( l. angest.).. Mit einem großen Wappen - Frontispiz im Vielfarbendruck durch Klindwoth's Hof-Druckerei. Farbfrisch, sauber und dekorativ: Herzoglich Braunschweig-Lüneburgisches Wappen. Beigelegt ein weiteres Wappen, Kupferstich von Beck, um 1790. Format: 9,5 x 11,5 cm, Blattgr.: 28,2 x 29,5cm.

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        Autograph Letters Signed / Partly-printed Autograph Manuscript

      This English composer, conductor, pianist and singer is remembered for his many comic songs and glees, but also composed operas such as "Queen of the Thames," "Pascal Bruno" and "Rose, or Love&#39;s Ransom" and the cantata "Robin Hood." First, an ALS, 3pp, 4½" X 7¼", Upper Halloway, England, 1861 January 1. Addressed to William Cox Bennett (1820-95), a minor English poet who authored several verse collections. Near fine. Cordial note from a poet who it seems wants Hatton to set some of his poems to music. "I am much obliged for your new Book of Poems which I will devour as soon as I get the chance. The &#39;1000 miles away&#39; will, I think, suit my knuckle -- & I&#39;ll have a try at it. The Publisher of &#39;The Homeward Watch&#39; will send you copies very shortly. When the weather gets a little decent, we will have a &#39;big talk&#39; at yr. fireside con molto piacere.... I have forwarded Kingsley&#39;s Poems by this Post...." Boldly penned. Second, another ALS, 2pp, 7" X 4½", Margate, England, 1874 July 5. Addressed to William Kingston Sawyer (1828-82), poet who authored "Ten Miles from Town" (1866) and "The Legend of Phyllis" (1872). Near fine. In bold purple ink, Hatton pens another poet who wants Hatton to set his verse to music. "The &#39;Rose song&#39; in yr. Vol. is very nice -- & would make a charming ballad -- but I cannot put myself in competition with Balfe -- who always did -- & always could write a more popular tune than ever I could...." Third and last is a Partly-printed Autograph Document in the form of a 12mo (4 3/4" X 7¼") full calf blind-embossed volume, n.y. Very good. Some edge and corner wear, but overall tight and decent; text pages a bit edgeworn. Front pastedown bears Hatton&#39;s 3" X 1½" printed "Mr. J.L. Hatton" calling card. "S. Goswell St." pencilled by Hatton above his printed name has been crossed out in ink, as has the "210 Regent Street" inked in his hand below his printed name; next to this last, he pens "Aldeburgh, / Saxmand home." The full text block of this blank book consists of light brown leaves, on the front flyleaf of which he pens "Index / Ho! fill me a Tankard." Hatton has neatly affixed a 4" X 6½" sheet to the recto of the first three leaves, the first titled "Index" and all three bearing his inked a list of his titles (or first few text words) in a left-hand column and a page number in a right-hand column. Thus the first index page begins with "Ho! fill me a" on page "1" and ends with "Fat man" on page "14," the second leaf begins with "Mr. Brown&#39;s Serenade" on page "15" and ends with "Woman of Mind" on page "28," and the third leaf begins with "Sally, Sally" on page "29" and ends with "Kit the Cobbler" on page "43." After several blank leaves these lyrics appear, as printed in newsprint, clipped out and neatly affixed, with Hatton noting the indexed page number on each clipping. The clippings are bright and clean, showing no brittleness. Some fill one side, some fill two or more sides, and occasionally there are blank leaves interspersed. Three songs listed in the index do not appear: # 2 ("In days of old"), #5 ("Leather Bottel") and #20 ("Teacher of Express"). Hatton makes a number of interesting textual corrections and changes, and occasionally adds editorial remarks and such. In "Comic Song," for instance, he crosses out the line "I think I shall faint, I feel so queer" and inks in "I shall die an old maid, I fear." To "The Little Fat Grey Man," Hatton crosses out a dozen lines with a large "X" and pastes in a 3½" X 2¼" slip on which he has penned alternate lyrics. On "Mr. Brown&#39;s Serenade," Hatton crosses out two lines near the bottom, draws a line to the facing page and pens two new lines. He writes in the margin, "J. Boosey for his &#39;Numerous Song Book&#39; -- June 4, 1874" (certainly referring to the British music publisher). And below this clipping, he adds, "Very good -- first rate affect always. J.L.H. 1874." Below the clipping of "King Canute and the Cold Water Cure," Hatton writes: "I think John Parry did this -- but I never saw it in print. J.L.H. 1874" -- most likely referring to John Orlando Parry (1810-79), Welch singer and pianist. Below the "A Dinner in London" clipping, he writes "don&#39;t like it much." Hatton pens a measure of miniscule music in the margins of the "William Tell" clipping, then adds below the clipping: "a first rate song. J.L.H. 1874." Below the "Little Red Riding Hook" clipping, he remarks "rather too long." He changes the title of "Mr. Lewis Thomas" (called "O Ruddier" in his index), crossing out "Lewis Thomas" and writing in "Weiss." Perhaps most interesting of all are two holograph fair copies penned by Hatton. The first is a five-page holograph fair copy of "The Cock Sparrow" which Hatton has tipped in -- #36 in his index. The second is a four-page, eight-stanza song titled "Legend of the Rotunda" -- #41 in his index. All in all a fascinating insight into this composer&#39;s work -- highly unusual.

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        West Point Chaplain French?s lengthy letter to the Secretary of War and a Jefferson Davis free franked envelope

      West Point, July 17, 1861 West Point Chaplain French?s lengthy letter to the Secretary of War: ?There are attempts to impeach my loyalty ... expostulated with Jefferson Davis pointing out measures under the Constitution, and showing the dangers and folly of secession ... I advised bringing President Lincoln incognito to Washington, more than a month before the inauguration, and the forming of a perfect chain of offensive and defensive measures, between Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Lincoln and Genl Scott...?Rev. John W. French (1808-1871) was Chaplain of the House of Representatives from 1841 until 1856 when he was appointed Chaplain and Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics at the Military Academy at West Point by President Franklin Pierce. He was notified of his appointment by Pierce?s Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis, West Point, Class of 1828. They remained friends for life. This friendship caused some to question French?s loyalty at the outbreak of the Civil War. French served at West Point until his death in 1871.

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        THE MODERN CONFECTIONER: a practical guide to the latest and most improved methods for making the various kinds of confectionery; with the manner of preparing and laying out desserts; adapted for private families, or large establishments /

      London, John Camden Hotten, 1861.FIRST EDITION 1861, 8vo, approximately 200 x 125 mm, 7¾ x 5 inches, engraved frontispiece of Summer Dessert for 28 Persons (Key on plate IX page 128), plus 14 numbered lithographed plates, illustrating table settings and kitchen ware and utensils, pages: (i - iii), iv - xv, (xvi), 1 - 224, + 6 pages of adverts at the end and 2 further adverts as pastedowns, that at the front a full page illustration of a large working kitchen for Benham and Son, bound in original publisher's blind ruled pebbled dark green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Tiny nicks to cloth at head and tail of spine, a couple of minor marks to cloth, corners just slightly bumped, front inner paper hinge cracked, binding firm and sound, small tear with loss neatly repaired on blank side and a couple of pale marks to lower margin of frontispiece, occasional light spotting to margins, faint spotting to some plates, one or two upper text page corners with small crease. A very good copy of the uncommon first edition. The bibliographers mention only 14 plates but in fact there is an unnumbered frontispiece plus 14 plates, of which No.IX is the Key to the frontispiece. Cagle, A Matter of Taste, page 562, No. 779; Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 245. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Reise der öesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde , in den Jahren 1857,1858, 1859

      Vienna: 1861-, 1862. Three volumes, quarto, numerous folding maps and illustrations, folding map in rear endpaper sleeve of the first volume; a few points of wear affect the joints but a fine bright set overall. Scarce record of the only major Austrian exploring expedition and circumnavigation. Under the command of Captain Bernard von Wüllerstorf-Urbair, the Novara travelled extensively throughout Oceania throughout 1857-1859 and visited both Australia and New Zealand. These three volumes form part of the official publication of the scientific results of the voyage. The author, Dr. Karl von Scherzer, was an anthropologist and linguist, and accordingly here contributes the ethnological description of the scientific results. At the encouragement of the former governor of New Zealand, with whom Captain Wüllerstorf-Urbair conversed while resting in Cape Town, the expedition visited Auckland where the Austrian geologists conducted skilful surveys in the volcanic regions of the North Island. Two Maori men, Wiremu Toeto and Hemera Rerehau, boarded the Novara and eventually returned to Austria. Here they joined the lavish welcoming parade, were feted by Viennese society, and eventually trained in the art of printing and lithography before returning to New Zealand. Before leaving Vienna, they were presented with a printing press, including fonts and associated tools, by the Emperor Franz Joseph. Interestingly, Dr. Scherzer himself trained as a typographer before commencing university studies, and may well have played a part in the training of Wiremu Toeto and Hemera Rerehau. The scientific results were published in 22 volumes over some 16 years. These three volumes by Dr. Scherzer form the first three volumes of the complete set, noted by Howgego for its scarcity. An abridged version was published shortly afterwards, and other contemporary editions included English and Italian translations.

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        The Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition : an account of the crossing the continent of Australia, from Cooper&#39;s Creek to Carpentaria. Reprinted from "The Argus

      Melbourne: Wilson and Mackinnon, 1861. Octavo, pp. iv, 32 (double column); in good condition, bound without wrappers in modern morocco gilt. Very scarce: one of the early impressions of this important pamphlet account of the expedition drawn from the original Melbourne Argus reports. It was reprinted many times between November 1861 and January 1862. This is identified as an early issue, and probably the first, by the two misprints in the second column on page 25: "Fred. Mueller" for "Ferd."; "explanaions" for "explanations". &#39;The largest, the most expensive and the worst-led expedition yet seen in Australia, the Victorian Exploring Expedition became a symbol of inter-colonial rivalry. There can be little doubt that the prime objective of the expedition when it set out in August 1860 was to beat Stuart&#39;s South Australian expedition to the north coast at any cost. And a high cost it was…&#39; (Wantrup).

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