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        Scenes of Wonder and Curiosity in California.

      San Francisco, J.M. Hutchings & Co. 1861 - Octavo. First edition, second issue. 236p., 92 ill. 24 cm. Bound in publishers Moroccan brown leather. Gilt lettering on spine. Gilt tooling on spine and front covers. AEG. Good binding and cover. Chipping to head and tail of spine. Small loss to leather at bottom of title on spine. Wear to extremities. Loss to gilt on front board. Pages 147-159 loose but still bound. Clean, unmarked pages with some tanning. Cowan, p 300; Currey & Kruska 164; Farquhar 4c; Greenwood 1475; Rocq 5208; Sabin 34045 Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine was a magazine published between 1856 and 1861, in San Francisco, which played an important role in popularizing California in general and to a large extent Yosemite National Park in particular. In 1855, entrepreneur James Mason Hutchings, artist Thomas Ayres and two others were the first to tour the area. Hutchings and Ayres were responsible for much of the earliest publicity about Yosemite, writing articles and special magazine issues about the Valley. Ayres' style in art was highly detailed with exaggerated angularity. His works and written accounts were distributed nationally, and an art exhibition of his drawings was held in New York City. The magazine was published monthly from July 1856 to June 1861, five volumes total. Although Yosemite was prominent, it was a magazine of general interest that focused on California's nascent tourist attractions. Each issue contained travel narratives, ranging from simple day trips out of San Francisco to arduous trans-Sierra treks. Hutchings' publicity efforts between 1855 and 1860 led to an increase in tourism to Yosemite. The first edition of this book, which many engravings and articles were from the original magazine, was undated and issued in 1860. It was reprinted in 1861, as a second issue for the first edition. The original edition, of both issues had 10 chapters and 92 engravings. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Constable of the Tower

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommon first edition of this novel by William Harrison Ainsworth. Complete in three volumes. With a frontispiece to each volume, plus three further plates. William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Ebers introduced Ainsworth to literary and dramatic circles, and to his daughter, who became Ainsworth's wife. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of 39 novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Ainsworth died in Reigate on 3 January 1882. Condition: In original cloth covered bindings. Externally, somewhat worn with bumping and marks to boards. Splitting to two joints and lifting to one backstrip. Internally, generally firmly bound, though one plate is detached but present. Generally bright but with scattered foxing and marks, heavy in places. Marks to front endpaper of one volume. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Mollusca Japonica descripta et tabulis tribus iconum.

      - Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1861. 4to. pp. iv, 36, (3), with 3 handcoloured lithographed plates. Recent half calf, calf gilt-lettered label on frontcover. Nissen ZBI, 1208. A very scarce pioneer work on the mollusca of Japan, the first publication to deal exclusively with this subject. The work describes 136 species of which 128 marine mollusca, collected by Dr. Nuhn near Decima. The 3 plates show 65 new species of which 63 marine. In 1882 Dunker published an extended edition 'Index molluscorum maris Japonici' which is less rare than his first publication. Some slight foxing. A nicely bound copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Or Hashem - The Light of God - sometimes The Purpose of the World

      Johannisburg East Prussia 1861 - On offer: Or Hashem - The Light of G-d by Rabbi Chasdai Kreshkash [a renowned Jewish scholar in 15th century Spain died just 12 years prior to the Spanish expulsion. He is particularly known for his works on philosophy.] This book is a work of philosophical perspective on Jewish scholarship and Jewish life. It's also the Rebbe's effort to defend the Maimondian, a 12th century sephardic philosophical work called Moreh N'vuchim -"Guide to the Perplexed". In the 12th century philosophy was very important in real life, but by the 15th century, people didn't look at life from a philosophical perspective as much as the Aristotelian laws were no longer absolute.) Published: Johannesburg, South Africa. Originally printed 1555, this is a later printing circa 1861. Well used, well rubbed and generally soiled but interior text is better though some mis-folds and some age-toning. Overall F+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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        The Complete Works of William Hogarth : in a Series of One Hundred and Fifty Steel Engravings, from the Original Pictures / with an Introductory Essay by James Hannay; and Descriptive Letterpress by J. Trusler and E. F. Roberts - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : London Printing And Pub. Co. , [1861-1862] - Physical desc. : [4], xviii, 201, [1] p, 151 leaves of plates : ill. ; 31 cm. Subjects: William Hogarth (1697-1764) -- English art and artists -- Steel engraving - Specimens - [18--]. Embossed bindings - England - 19th century. Notes: Added engraved t. P. Pagination is continuous. All edges gilt. Finely bound in full contemporary, elaborately gilt and blind-tooled dark Morocco. Raised bands etc. Minor, generalized wear to the spine bands and panel edges. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 6 Kg. 201 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fibrilia: a Practical and Economical Substitute for Cotton

      Boston - L. Burnett and Company, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of thisfascinating essaysuggesting asubstitute material tocotton,publishedduring the American Civil War. A singular look at both the cotton industry of the 1860s and the effect of the war upon that, and the rest of the world. 'Embracing a full description of the processof cottonizing flax, hemp, jute, China grass, and other fibre, so that the same may be spun or woven upon either cotton or woollen machinery'. 'Together with a history of the growth and manufacture of wool, cotton, flax etc in Europe and America. With a fronstispiecedepicting the first power flax spinning mill in America,and several further tissue-guarded plates, manyfeaturing microscropic images. Bookseller and binder's label of Henry Miller, Nassaust New York, to rear pastedown. Newspaper clipping from 1940 loosely inserted, entitled 'flax possibilities in U. S. as result of war abroad discussed', regarding the resurrection of the methods this book advises. Fibrilia is 'an article made from the fibres of flax, hemp, jute, China-grass, and similar vegetable products. The American South has long, hot summers, and rich soils in river valleysideal conditions to grow cotton. The drawback of growing cotton was mainly the time spent processing the crop after harvest. Following invention of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney in 1793, cotton production surpassed that of tobacco in the South and became the dominant cash crop. At the time of the American Civil War, Southern plantations generated 75%25 of the world's cotton supply. The insatiable European demand for cotton was a result of the Industrial Revolution. In Great Britain, a series of inventions resulted in the mechanized spinning and weaving of cloth in the worlds first factories in the north of England. The ability of these factories to produce unprecedented amounts of cotton cloth revolutionized the world economy, but Great Britain needed raw cotton. British textile manufacturers were eager to buy all the cotton that the South could produce. Cotton-bale production supports this conclusion: from 720,000 bales in 1830, to 2. 85 million bales in 1850, to nearly 5 million in 1860. Cotton production renewed the need for slavery after the tobacco market declined in the late 18th century. The more cotton grown, the more slaves were needed to keep up with the demand for cotton. By 1860, on the eve of the American Civil War, cotton accounted for almost 60%25 of American exports, representing a total value of nearly $200 million a year. Condition: In original blindstamped cloth binding. Externally rubbed, the joints starting. Internally, generally firmly bound, aside from the first gathering working slightly loose. Bright and clean aside from tidemarks to the gutter at the head and tail throughout, not generally affecting the text. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Wild Life on the Fjelds of Norway

      ondon- Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. %0D%0AThis is an illustrated first edition of this work on the wild life of Norway. %0D%0AWith publishers advertisements to the rear. %0D%0AWith full colour plates, woodcuts and fold out maps. %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn a green cloth binding. Externally, smart with some lightbumping and occasional marks to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although strained in places. Pages bright with spotting throughout. Fold outs creased but intact. Small closed tear to map at page 1. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED%0D%0A.

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        The Book of Household Management; Comprising Information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook . etc. etc. Also, Sanitary, Medical, & Legal Memoranda . and Uses of all Things Connected with Home Life and Comfort.

      S. O. Beeton,, London, 1861 - London, S. O. Beeton, 1861. 8°. XXXIX, 1112 S. Mit Frontispiz, Titel und 12 Tafeln in Holzschnitt, farbig, zahlr. s/w Abb. im Text. Halblederband mit neuem Rücken. Bitting S. 32; vgl. Oberlé (Les Fastes), Nr. 236 (2. Aufl., EA erwähnt). Erste Ausgabe dieses englischen Klassikers, von dem Bitting meint, es sei eines der ersten Kochbücher mit Farbtafeln. Das enorm ausführliche Werk informiert über sämtliche Aspekte der Führung eine grossbürgerlichen Haushaltes in Viktorianischer Zeit. Die Küche ist das Hauptthema, ein kleiner Teil befasst sich mit den Themen Dienstboten, Kindererziehung und Kinderkrankheiten , medizinischen Ratschlägen etc. - Leicht gebräunt und teilweise fleckig, vor allem am Anfang, kleiner Einriss im Rand des Frontispizes, Einbandecken berieben. Halblederband mit neuem Rücken. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR VERRE ALBUMINE ET COLLODION

      A LA LIBRAIRIE Encyclopèdique de Roret, PARIS 1861 - PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR VERRE ALBUMINE ET COLLODION MANUELS RORET Ed. A la Librairie Encyclopèdique de Roret . 1861 . PARIS 308 Páginas . Tiene algunas manchas del tiempo - Gastos de envío a cargo del comprador [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Deserted Village

      London - Sampson Low, Son and Co, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Oliver Goldsmith's poem, illustrated with many beautiful etching by the Etching Club. With a publisher's catalogue to rear. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean with a slight mark to front free endpaper. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Dictionnaire Universel d'Histoire Naturelle.

      L. Houssiaux Et Cie, Paris 1861 - D'ORIGNY M.C.Dictionnaire universel d'Histoire naturelle résumant et complétant tous les faits présentés par les encyclopédies, les anciens dictionnaires scientifiques, les Oeuvres complètes de Buffon, et les Traités spéciaux sur les diverses branches des Sciences naturelles donnat la Description des Êtres et des divers phénomènes de la Nature. L'Etymologie et la Définition des Noms scientifiques, les Principales Applications des coprs organiques et inorganiques, à l'agriculture, à la médecine, aux arts industriels, etc.Par MM. Arago, Audouin, Baudement, Becquerel, Bibron, Blanchard, Boitard, De Brébisson, Brongniart, Broussais, Brullé, Chevrolat, Cordier, etc.Dirigé par M.C. D'Orbigny.ATTENTION : Sans l'Atlas annoncé.Paris chez les éditeurs, L. Houssiaux et Cie. 1861 /13 volumes in-8 ( 24,5 / 16 cm ) demi chagrin vert. Dos à 4 nerfs ornés d'une roulette à froid. Titre et tomaison dorés. Frleurons dorés entre-nerfs. Filets à froid en tête et queue.Tome I. 649 pages.A ( Aal ) à A ( Aphlomidées ).Titre. Avertissement. Liste des abréviations. Liste abréviative des auteurs. Discours préliminaire ( 232 pages ).Tome II. 795 pages.A ( Aphodie ) à B ( Byzenus ).Tome III. 744 pages.C ( Caama ) à C ( Clavigère ).Tome IV. 752 pages.C ( Clavija ) à D ( Dictyménie ).Tome V. 768 pages.D ( Dictynes ) à G ( Galenia ).Tome VI. 792 pages.G ( Galéode ) à H ( Hystrix ).Tome VII. 808 pages.I ( Iacaretinga ) à M ( Martagon ).Tome VIII. 766 pages.M ( Marte ) à O ( Oidium ).Tome IX. 776 pages.O ( Oie ) à P ( Phormium ).Tome X. 760 pages.P ( Phorodesma ) à R ( Reptation ).Tome XI. 816 pages.R ( Reptiles ) à S ( Stellio ).Tome XII. 816 pages.S ( Stellion ) à V ( Vancouverie ).Tome XIII. 384 pages.V ( Vande ) à Z ( Zyzel ). naturelles. Sciences

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        A Rare Broadside Song Sheet Promoting the Confederate Cause - Issued From Baltimore

      Baltimore 1861 - Broadside, "Chivalrous C.S.A!" Baltimore, September 21, 1861. 5 x 9 in., 1 p. Rare broadside-song sheet blaring "Chivalrous C.S.A!" to the tune of "Vive La Compagnie!" Partial Transcript"Chivalrous C.S.A!AIR - 'VIVE LA COMPAGNIE!'I'll sing you a song of the South's sunny clime.Like heroes and princes they've lived for a while.And routed the Hessians in most gallant style/ Bully for C.S.A!Chorus. - Chivalrous, chivalrous people are they.Aye in chivalrous C.S.A!They have a bold leader, Jeff Davis his name.Good generals and soldiers all anxious for fame.At Manassas they met the North in it's pride,.But they easily put McDowell aside.Reminders are being to Washington sent.That'll force Uncle Abe full soon to repent;Historical BackgroundSong sheets were a common form of 19th century mass media that reached the apex of popularity on the eve of the Civil War. Baltimore City, the third largest in the country, had been a hotbed of pro-Southern sympathies since the earliest days of the secession crisis. "Chivalrous C.S.A!" speaks plainly about the Union disaster at Bull Run later in July - "At Manassas they met the North in its pride.But they easily put McDowell aside, Bully for C.S.A!" On September 20th, the day before this broadside was circulated, allegedly disloyal members of the Maryland Legislature arrested earlier at Frederick were sent to Fort Lafayette in New York to await the government's disposition. Published within days of the arrest of the Maryland secessionist legislatures, this strongly worded song is believed to have been written by Dr. Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely.

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        Herculanum & Pompéi

      Firmin Didot Frères, Paris 1861 - Barré Louis (1799-1857) ~ Herculanum & Pompéi. ~ Paris: Firmin Didot Frères, Fils et Cie, 1861 In-4, 8 vol., cartonnages à la bradel de l'époque, dos lisses ornés de pièces de titre orange + une rouge (celle du Musée Secret), Recueil Général des Peintures, Bronzes, Mosaïques, etc. découverts jusqu'a ce jour, et reproduits d'après le Antichita di Ercolano, il Museo Borbonico.Augmenté de sujets inédits gravés au trait sur cuivre par H. Roux Ainé et accompagné d'un texte explicatif par M. L. Barré, 8 volumes, quelques 776 gravures sur acier représentant les monuments, objets d'art, peintures répertoriés à Herculanum et Pompéi , cet ensemble est complet de son Musée Secret (tome 8) qui répertorie les objets d'art et peintures érotiques, ce tome est très souvent manquant. Rare, Cfr. Furchheim: pag.46; cfr. Graesse: I, 297 Description of the book: Firmin Didot Brothers, Paris, 1861. State: Good. In-8. Barred Louis (1799-1857) ~ Herculanum & Pompéi. ~ Paris: Firmin Didot Brothers, Wire and Co, 1861 In-4, 8 flight., boardings with the bradel of the time, back smooth decorated with parts of orange title + a red (that of the Secret Museum), Recueil General of Paintings, Bronzes, Mosaïques, etc discovered so far, and reproduced according to Antichita di Ercolano, it Museo Borbonico.Augmenté of new subjects engraved with the feature on copper per H. Roux Ainé and accompanied by an explanatory text by Mr. L. Barred, 8 volumes, some 776 engravings on steel representing the monuments, objets d'art, paintings indexed in Herculanum and Pompéi, this unit is complete of its Museum Secrecy (volume 8) which indexes the objets d'art and paintings erotic, this volume is very often missing. Rare, Cfr. Furchheim: pag.46; cfr. Graess: I, 297. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Henning Family Archive.

      20th cent. - Archive of photographs and art. English Family members resided in Westcliff and Brixton, England. Amilia Ann Henning, born 1861 (art work); Annie Henning, her daughter and Lucy Henning, living in 1918; Phylllis Eleanor born 1911; Gusav Henning, military commission from King George in 1910; USA members resided in Providence, RI (Florence Henning), Attleboro, MA, Toledo, Ohio (T.G. Henning); Grammar school pictures in San Francisco from 1923. Family members also resided in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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        Journal of the Royal Geographical Society Volume 31, 1861

      London:: John Murray,. 1861.. Paperback. Important volume of the RGS journal with much Australian & British Columbian content & many folding maps, in original blue paper wrappers. It contains John M'Douall Stuart's account of his last unsuccessful attempts to cross the continent; Stuart attempted 11 times to break through either to the Gulf of Carpentaria, or to the Victoria River headwaters' (Feeken, Feeken and Spate. "The Discovery and Exploration of Australia".) Other content includes Franklin in the Arctic, Kashmir, Peru, the Andes. Articles include: M'Clintock, Narrative of the Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin; 4 articles on British Columbia by Mayne, Palmer, Begbie & Downie on British Columbia; Purdon, On the Trigonometrical Survey of the Valley of Kashmir; Austen, Notes on the Valley of Kashmir; Clerk, Notes in Persia, Khorassan and Afghanistan; John M'Douall Stuart, Journal of Australian Exploration: 2nd, 3rd & Last Expedition; Randell, Voyage up the Darling and Barwon; Wheelwright, Proposed Railway Route across the Andes; Spruce, On the Mountains of Llanganati; Jameson; Journey from Quito to Cayambe; Markham, The Province of Caravaya, in Southern Peru. Orig. pale blue printed wrappers, spine very lightly tanned with a couple of sml. ruffles, front inner hinge strengthened o/w fine, unopened condition. 8vo, clxxxvi, 386pp, 16pp ads, many maps.

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        CAMPAGNE DE L'EMPEREUR NAPOLEON III EN ITALIE - 1859. Redigèe au Depot de la Guerre d'après les documents officiels etant Directeur le General Blondel sous le Ministere de son Excellence le Marechal Comte Randon 1860-1861.

      Imprimerie Imperiale,, Paris, 1861 - 3 voll. in folio e in folio max, bella leg. m. pelle coeva con nervi, tit. e fregi oro ai d. L'opera è composta da un vol. di testo in folio (mm. 370x290), pp. (4), 385, + 9 tabb. ripiegate, e da 2 voll. di tavv. in folio massimo (mm. 570x450) contenenti 24 tavv. nel primo atlante e 69 tavv. nel secondo. Sono inoltre contenute 2 tavv. con gli specimen dei contrassegni degli eserciti. Complessivamente l'opera contiene 95 tavv. litogr. a colori ripiegate e di diverse dimensioni (mm. 490x490 e mm. 1000x680), che raff. in modo molto dettagliato i piani delle battaglie, in ordine cronologico per giornate di combattimento: Palestro, Novara, Turbigo, Pontenuovo, Buffalora, Magenta, Pavia, Milano, Melegnano, Livorno, Bobbio, Vaprio, Lonato, Castiglione, Piacenza, Brescia, Castelgoffredo, Medole, Rebecco, Madonna della Scoperta, Solferino, San Martino, Cavriana, Guidizzolo, Pozzolengo, Peschiera, Verona, Bormio, Tirano, Custoza, Pastrengo, Castelnuovo, Valeggio, Villafranca, etc. Ottimo esempl.

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        Voyage dans la Cilicie et dans les Montagnes du Taurus exécuté pendant les années 1852-1853.

      Benjamin Duprat, Paris 1861 - Original publisher's cloth with blind stamped boards, 8vo., pp. x, 478. The spine divided by four raised bands into five compartments with gilt titles in the second compartment. Vignette on title-page, several woodcuts in the text and a folding map plus seven lithographs, finely coloured by hand. All edges gilt. Corners bumped, blind stamp on second ffep, two stamps on title page. All three stamps of the private collector J.M. Alingh, a 19th century Dutch writer from the city of Assen. No other marks. Light browning to part of the text pages and some very light foxing throughout, but overall a very attractive copy. In the same year as this edition another, far more common, yet rare edition was published by Duprat with a slightly different pagination and containing 28 woodcut plates, of which some double-page. However, this copy, with its 7 exquisitely hand coloured lithographs and the many wood engravings in the text is complete as issued. After his return from this expedition he first published the archaeological results in a separate work: "Rapport sur l'exploration archéologique de la Cilicie et de la Petite-Arméni, pendant les années 1852-1853", which appeared in 1854. Victor Langlois was a French Armenologist who visited the region, then under the jurisdiction of the Ottoman Empire, on several occasions. During the 19th century he was one of the few westerners to visit the Taurus Mountains. He published several books on Armenia and its history and translated several others. An attractive copy of a very rare edition of this book with some splendid illustrations. Chadenat 618 (for the edition with the woodcut plates). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La vie à la campagne : chasse, pêche, courses, haras, nouvelles, beaux arts, agriculture, acclimatation, amélioration des races, pisciculture, régates, voyages, bain de mer, eaux thermales

      Paris, Charles Furne, éditeur, rue Saint-André des arts, 45 1861 - 6 volumes in-8 reliés demi chagrin vert, plat de percaline verte, toutes tranches dorées, Tome 1 : 387pages, 11 planches hors texte ; Tome 2 : 387 pages, 12 planches h.-t. dont 1 couleurs et 1 plan; Tome 3 : 387pp., 12 planches; Tome 4 : 387pages, 12 planches Tome 5 : 403pp., 9 planches ; Tome 6: 419pp., 11 planches ; bel exemplaire très bien relié. Tête de série de cette revue qui compterait 20 volumes d'après Souhart, 624-625, qui souligne : 'Il n'est pas possible de trouver un journal de chasse plus joli et plus coquet. Notre exemplaire comporte quelques différences dans les gravures avec la collation de Thiébaud 932-934. Les gravures, eaux-fortes et lithos sont dues aux meilleurs artistes du temps dont Rosa Bonheur, Traviès, H. Vernet, Ch. Jacque, Courbet, Daubigny, V. Adam, Bertall, etc., Elles sont accompagnées de nombreuses gravures sur bois dans le texte. Principaux collaborateurs : Jules Janin, De Cherville, Révoil, De Massas, Toussenel, A. Dumas, J. Gérard, Monselet, d'Houdetot, etc. Magnifique collection dont l'intérieur est dans un état remarquable. Bertall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Journal of the Royal Geographical Society Volume 31, 1861.

      John Murray,, London: 1861 - Important volume of the RGS journal with much Australian & British Columbian content & many folding maps, in original blue paper wrappers. It contains John M'Douall Stuart's account of his last unsuccessful attempts to cross the continent; Stuart attempted 11 times to break through either to the Gulf of Carpentaria, or to the Victoria River headwaters' (Feeken, Feeken and Spate. "The Discovery and Exploration of Australia".) Other content includes Franklin in the Arctic, Kashmir, Peru, the Andes. Articles include: M'Clintock, Narrative of the Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin; 4 articles on British Columbia by Mayne, Palmer, Begbie & Downie on British Columbia; Purdon, On the Trigonometrical Survey of the Valley of Kashmir; Austen, Notes on the Valley of Kashmir; Clerk, Notes in Persia, Khorassan and Afghanistan; John M'Douall Stuart, Journal of Australian Exploration: 2nd, 3rd & Last Expedition; Randell, Voyage up the Darling and Barwon; Wheelwright, Proposed Railway Route across the Andes; Spruce, On the Mountains of Llanganati; Jameson; Journey from Quito to Cayambe; Markham, The Province of Caravaya, in Southern Peru. Orig. pale blue printed wrappers, spine very lightly tanned with a couple of sml. ruffles, front inner hinge strengthened o/w fine, unopened condition. 8vo, clxxxvi, 386pp, 16pp ads, many maps. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Le Magasin Militaire des Français contenant toutes les guerres depuis les Gaules jusq'a nos jours et principalement la Guerre d'Italie en 1859. Publié sous la direction de M. Léo Lespès.

      Aux Bureaux de la Publication,, Paris, 1861 - 2 voll. in-4° (300x195mm), pp. (8), 384, (2); 384, (4); bella legatura coeva in p. pelle verde cupo alle armi sabaude, con il collare dell'Ordine dell'Annunziata, un leone rampate ed uno accovacciato. Le armi sono impresse in oro al centro di entrambi i piatti entro riquadri plurimi di filetti in oro raccordati fra loro da altri filetti longitudinali. Titolo e filetti oro su dorsi a nervi. Unghie decorate, tagli e dentelle interne dorate. Testo su doppia colonna. Centinaia di xilografie n.t. e f.t. Ottimo esemplare. Sesta edizione. "Le recueil présent est né au début de la guerre d'Italie. Il a eu pour but de populariser dans les masses l'alliance franco-sarde. Il a dû son succès à cette union glorieuse qui a fait l'Italie libre et unitaire, et qui a donné à Victor-Emmanuel quarante millions de sujets". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Recreations Morales contes a l'usage de la Jeunesse

      Paris - Didier et Cie, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of moral tales for children in a decorative calf binding by French author Madame Guizot. In the original French. With three illustrated plates. Elisabeth Charlotte Pauline Meulan, Mme Guizot, 1773-1827, was a French author, with a strong interest in moral philosophy. She contributed to Suard's journal. She married the famousFrench statesman and historian Francois Guizot in 1812. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, minor edgewear, with water stains to the front board. The spine is a little cocked. The front hinge is slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound, with the occasional spot or mark, becoming prominent to the first and last few pages and the plates. There is offsetting from a,since removed,pressed leaf to pages 252-253. Overall: GOOD..

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        LES SOUVENIRS ET LES REGRETS DU VIEIL AMATEUR DRAMATIQUE ou Lettres d'un oncle à son neveu sur l'ancien Théâtre Français depuis Bellecour, [?]. Ouvrage orné de gravures coloriées, représentant en pied, d'après les miniatures originales, faites d'après nature, de Foëch de Basle et de Whirsker, ces différens [sic] acteurs dans les rôles où ils ont excellé.

      1861 - Paris, Librairie de Alphonse Leclere, 1861. In-8 (137 X 207) maroquin poli acajou, dos cinq nerfs filetés, caissons dorés entièrement ornés, titre doré dans un double encadrement, lieu et date d'édition dans un double encadrement avec écoinçons dorés reliés par un filet perlé, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, bordure intérieure ornée d'une large dentelle dorée, tranches dorées (SMEERS) ; (2) ff. blancs, VIII pp. (dont faux-titre et titre imprimé en rouge et noir), 219 pages et 49 planches couleurs. JOLI LIVRE SUR LES COSTUMES DE SPECTACLE. Seconde édition avec ce titre. Elle est ornée de 49 PLANCHES hors-texte gravées et coloriés représentant des acteurs en costumes de scène. Certaines planches avaient déjà paru au XVIIIe siècle, sous le titre "Les Métamorphoses de Melpomène et de Thalie", par Whirsker. L'édition originale a paru en 1829 chez l'éditeur Charles Froment. Elle ne contenait que 36 gravures. L'auteur, Antoine-Vincent Arnauld occupa la fonction de secrétaire perpétuel de l'Académie Française à compter de 1823. Exemplaire du grand bibliophile bordelais Philippe-Louis de Bordes de Fortage (1846-1924), avec son ex-libris armorié. Exemplaire de choix en maroquin de SMEERS, d'intéressante provenance. (Colas, 159. ? Vicaire, I, 93-95). FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia de la Villa y Corte de Madrid. 4 Vols.

      Madrid: Est. Tip. Ferrá de Mena, 1861-64. - Primera edición. 4 vols en folio mayor. Con láminas en negro y en color. I: portada lámina a 4 tintas, 4h., xix-454 págs., 3h., 47 láms. II: portada a 4 tintas, 3h., 472 págs., 4h. 59 láms. III: portada a 4 tintas, 3h., 498 págs., 3h., 60 láms. IV: portada a 4 tintas, 5h., 454 págs., 1h., 31 láms. Encuadernación moderna holandesa con puntas, nervios y hierros en el lomo, firmada por Galván. Sello de caucho. Magnífico ejemplar. First edition in large folio. Bound in modern half-leather with raised bands and gilt embossing on spine, signed by Galván. Excellent copy. Palau 10649

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        HISTORIA DE LA VILLA Y CORTE DE MADRID. (4 TOMOS). COMPLETO

      D. J. FERRÁ DE MENA, MADRID - ENCUADERNACION EN HOLANDESA DE EPOCA CON NERVIOS, PLENA PIEL Y ESTAMPACIONES DORADAS. (1861-64). PRIMERA EDICION. TOMO I ---444 PAGS. Y 57 LITOGRAFIAS EN NEGRO Y COLOR. TOMO II ---472 PAGS. Y 58 LITOGRAFIAS EN NEGRO Y COLOR. TOMO III ---498 PAGS. Y 60 LITOGRAFIAS EN NEGRO Y COLOR. TOMO IV ---454 PAGS. Y 58 LITOGRAFIAS EN NEGRO Y EN COLOR. Size: 39 X 30

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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1861. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Third Edition, with Additions and Corrections (Seventh Thousand.) Octavo. Original green diagonal-wave-grain cloth, covers blocked in blind, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, brown coated endpapers. Folding chart. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Binding lightly rubbed, spine rolled, a few small marks to boards, corners bumped, contents very lightly toned. A very good copy. Third edition, issued in April 1861, 2,000 copies printed. The text was extensively altered, and a table is given of differences between it and the second edition, a feature that occurs in each subsequent Murray edition. The third is also notable for the addition of the historical sketch in which Darwin considers his predecessors in the general theory of evolution, which had already appeared in shorter form in the first German edition, as well as in the fourth American printing, both in 1860.

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        The British Ferns or Coloured Figures and Descriptions with the Needful Analyses of thye Fructification and Venation of the Ferns of Great Britain and Ireland Systematically Arranged

      Lovell Reeve, London, United Kingdom 1861 - 66 coloured plates. Owner's name and bookplate. A very good, tightly bound copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER

      London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1861.. 8vo. 7-1/2" x 4-7/8". 1st edition (Eckel, p. 132; NCBEL III, 819; Smith II, 11). [8], 264, 32 pp. 32 page catalogue of books concludes volume, dated December 1860.. 19th C. deep maroon full morocco binding by Reviere, with elaborate gilt decorated spine. TEG. Gilt dentelles.. Minor extremity wear, with lower tips showing slight abrasion.. Bookplate ["Barnton"]. Pencil note to preliminary blank, "This copy. sold in the McKenzie sale." Withal, a handsome VG+ copy.. Contains 17 sketches of Dickens', which first appeared in his weekly periodical, All The Year Round.

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        Brown and Arthur an Episode From "Tom Brown's School Day's Arranged for the Press by a Mother

      West & Jordan, Richmond 1861 - Heavy Mylar wrapper. 184pp, Adapted from Hughes' enormously successful book by Chambers, who wrote the Preface and apparently the Introduction. Confederate imprint (Parrish & Willingham #6366), rare. The gift inscription Emma G. Marshall from mother, is dated 1861, the year of publication. There is a later pencil signature in a different hand, Head of spine sl frayed, corners worn, ink inscription, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

      Government Printing Office, Washington 1861 - Part I "General Report": 131 pages with the 2 large folding maps, profile of area, 12 engraved plates, including frontispiece, (one, "Interior of Moquise House", being colored), 7 colored chromolithic plates titled "Indian Portraits", 8 folding panoramas, and 41 wood cut illustrations in the text; Part II "Hydrographic Report: 14 pages; Part III " Geological Report": 154 pages with 3 plates, 3 lithographic plates, 27 wood cut illustrations in text, tables, 2 maps; Part IV "Botany": 30 pages; Part V "Zoology": 6 pages; and Appendices 32 pages. Quarto (ll 3/4" x 9") 36th Congress, 1st Session, Senate EX Document. Original gilt pictorial blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering to spine. ((Howes 194) First edition. Ives was born in New York City in 1828 and was a graduate of the United States Military Academy in 1852. As a Lieutenant from 1853 to 1854 he was appointed by the U.S. Army to the Topographical Engineers as assistant to Lt. A.W. Whipple in the Pacific Railroad survey along the 35th parallel. From 1857 to 1858 Ives commanded an expedition to explore up the Colorado River from its mouth. At Robinson's Landing he built then used the 54 foot paddlewheel steamboat Explorer to map and survey the river. His party included Smithsonian associate John Strong Newberry as geologist. He led his party up the Colorado to the lower end of the Grand Canyon, then struck out across the desert to Fort Defiance in Colorado. Ives Reported his findings in his 1861 Report upon the Colorado river of the West. The Ives expedition produced one of the important early maps of the Grand Canyon drawn by F. W. v. Egloffstein, topographer to the expedition. Ives next served as engineer and architect for the Washington National Monument from 1859 to 1860. During the American Civil War he joined the Confederate Army and served in several engineering capacities, and was finally appointed aide-de-camp to President Jefferson Davis from 1863 to 1865. After the war he settled in New York City where he died November 12, 1868 Condition: New spine and paste downs, some maps repaired else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OKAVANGO RIVER: A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure

      London Hurst and Blackett 1861 - First edition. With a steel-engraved portrait vignette title page and 16 other engraved illustrations as called for. 8vo, handsomely bound in half tan calf over boards, the spine with raised bands gilt ruled, black morocco lettering label gilt. [xxi], [iii], 364 pp. A very nice copy, with only very light mellowing to the extremities RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS CORNERSTONE TEXT. A very scarce volume in first edition format, it was written five years after his LAKE NGAMI, and is a record of Andersson's hunting adventures though Namaqualand and Damaraland (present day Namibia). "Andersson intended to explore these countries right up to the Cunene or Nourse River, but the difficulties of the expedition, though encountered with indomitable courage, proved to be insuperable, and he had to turn back. He obtained, however, much valuable information, and his success as a hunter and collector was unique in this part of the continent. The coast-line of South-West Africa is carefully described, and there is an interesting account of the once-famed guano island, Ichaboe" (Mendelssohn I, p. 42). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Panorama of the Seat of War/Birds Eye View of Kentucky and Tennessee/Showing Cairo and Part of the Southern States.

      John Bachmann, Publisher, New York 1861 - Color lithograph. Sheet size: 23 x 31 1/4". Inventory#: p577pmat.

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        Panorama of the Seat of War: Bird¿s Eye View of Kentucky and Tennessee Showing Cairo and Part of the Southern States.

      New York 1861 - Chromo-lithograph, superb original color; fine condition. Very rare, beautiful view of the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, primarily showing Tennessee and Kentucky ¿ the western seat of the Civil War. Bachmann, one of most highly skilled graphic artists of the 19th century, employed a vantage point of remarkable height in this panorama. The work presents literally hundreds of square miles of territory, making it a unique hybrid of map and view. It was intended as a more accessible visual guide than a standard map to the probable theatres of the Civil War for viewers unfamiliar with the areas being represented. This view in particular is one of Bachmann¿s more complex works. The artist necessarily distorts the view, which is oriented to the southeast, so it can encompass great lengths of both the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. These can be followed from Cincinnati, Ohio to Helena, Arkansas; Cairo, Illinois appears in the foreground. The rivers frame the expanses of Kentucky and Tennessee in the middle distance. The view is detailed with cities, roads, steamships and railroads all depicted complete with trains on the tracks. Reps says of Bachmann, who emigrated from Germany in the 1840¿s, that he ¿brought with him fully developed artistic, lithographic, and printing skills for his earliest prints reveal a high level of competence and complete command of the lithographic medium.¿ In these daring works, he certainly extended the range of the medium in unprecedented fashion. Bachmann also produced some of the finest 19th century views of New York, New Orleans, Boston, and other major American cities. Interestingly, Bachmann claims the view was ¿Drawn from Nature.¿ In exactly what sense this was meant is hard to tell. However, the Civil War did see the first considerable use of balloons in mapmaking. Thus, it is possible that Bachmann personally engaged in this or that knowledge of such a practice inspired these views. Bachmann¿s Civil War views are described by Rumsey as ¿very rare¿ (no. 2657). They were separately published as individual sheets. Reps, J. W. Views and Viewmakers of Urban America, p. 160.

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        Reise nach Madagaskar. Nebst einer Biographie der Verfasserin nach ihren eigenen Aufzeichnungen.,

      Wien, C. Gerold`s Sohn, 1861 - LVI, 176 s., 1 Bl. / 200 S. Brandt/Kainbacher 131,2. Kinbacher 313. Henze IV, 93 F. Wiener Geschichtsbll. 3/96, S. 147-162. - Buchblock unbeschnitten und teils unaufgeschnitten, Umschlag mit kleinen Stauchungen, tls. etwas altersleckig. - Wie ein Junge erzogen, wurde Ida Pfeiffer in eine Vernunftehe gepresst, und erst mit 45 Jahren konnte sie beginnen, sich ihren Wunsch, Weltreisen zu unternehmen, zu erfüllen. Sie war eine der ersten Frauen, die alleine auf Weltreisen gingen. Diese finanzierte sie sich durch die Publikation ihrer Reiseberichte. Die Reise nach Madagaskar verlief dramatisch, denn sie wurde aus politischen Gründen zum Tode verurteilt, dann begnadigt und der Insel verwiesen. Sie starb 1858 an einer Fiebererkrankung, die sie sich auf der Rückreise zugezogen hatte. Den Reisebericht nach Madagaskar veröffentliche ihr Sohn posthum. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        EL ANTIGUO MADRID.

      Madrid 1861 - 23 cm. LXXX, 399 p., [14] h. de lám. litografiadas a dos tintas. Encuadernación holandesa piel (Moderna) con nervios y dorados en el lomo. Perfécto estado de conservación. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Albumin print photograph of Duchenne

      Paris 1861 - 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'auteur. Single proof sheet with numerous ms. corrections in pencil in Duchenne's hand, inscribed at the foot of the first page: "Bon ‡ 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's letterhead embossed in upper left corner. 209 x 134 mm. Creased horizontally. Together 3 items. (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'auteur" (Works of the author), a bibliographical list heavily corrected in Duchenne'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's second-to-last entry. [Attributes: Soft 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]

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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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