The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1861

        22 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Ghazir u. Paderborn, 1861-1865.. Zus. 64 S., 8° bis 4°.. Bourquenoud "entre dans la Compagnie, le 1er octobre 1842. Apres la revolution de 1847, il enseigna les humanites a Namur, acheva ses etudes theologiques a Rome et se rendit en Syrie pour etudier les langues orientales. De retour en Europe, il enseigna l'Ecriture sainte a Paderborn, et repartit en 1863 pour Ghazir, ou il mourut le 25 octobre 1868" (De Backer/S. II, 41). - Bourquenoud ist Verfasser der Schriften "Memoire sur les monuments du culte d'Adonis dans le territoire de Palaebiblos" (1861), "Memoire sur les ruines de Seleucie de Pierie ou Seleucie de Syrie" (1860), "Les distractions de M. Renan" (1863), "Etudes archeologiques de Ghazir voyage dans le Liban et dans l'Anti-Liban" (1864) u.a. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Vereinzelt m. Randläsuren bzw. -einrissen. - Beiliegend 3 Briefe von fremder Hand. -

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
 1.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Oeuvres complètes

      Paris, Charpentier, 1861.. Paris, Charpentier, 1861.. 1861-1863 et 1867. 10 volumes demi-veau poli de l' époque à 5 nerfs avec 2 étiquettes contrastantes brunes foncées, dorées, dos doré, plats & ff. de garde marbrées. Coins et dos peu frottés, qq. tranches avec rousseurs insignifiants. Ensemble encore très bien conservée dans une reliure fort agréable. * Révision des traductions de DACIER et GROU par E. CHAUVET & A. SAISSET avec notes et arguments. * Avec le volume complémentaire des Dialogues non authentiques (traductions anciennes revisées). Les oeuvres ont été reliées comme suit: Dialogues (1 vol.) ; Dialogues dogmatiques (2 vols.); Dialogues polémiques (2 vols.); Dialogues socratiques (2 vols.); Les Lois (2 vols.); La République (1 vol.). * An extremely pleasing set in a very good binding, internally fresh.

      [Bookseller: INTERNATIONAAL ANTIQUARIAAT]
 2.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Pferde. - Englisches Vollblut. - Louis Braun. - "Tancred".

      . Lithografie / Tonlithografie, 1861. Von Louis Braun. 38,0 x 33,0 cm (Darstellung / ohne Einfassungslinie) / 64 x 52,5 cm (Blatt). Im Stein rechts unten spiegelschriftlich signiert und datiert: "L. Braun / 1861". Unterhalb der Darstellung betitelt und bezeichnet: "Tancrde. / ChevaL Anglais de pur sang. monte en haute Ecole par Mr. C. Gärtner." - Originalrandiges Exemplar. Marginale Lagerspuren. Sehr schön erhalten. Louis Braun (1836 Schwäbisch-Hall - 1916 München). Auch Ludwig Braun. Deutscher Historien- und Genremaler, Kunstprofessor an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste München. Studierte zunächst am Polytechnikum, dann an der Kunstschule zu Stuttgart. 1859 ging er nach Paris, wo er Schüler von Horace Vernet wurde. 1860 Rückkehr nach München. Spezialisierte sich zuerst auf Schlachtenbilder, später auf das Malen von monumentalen Panoramagemälden..

      [Bookseller: Kunsthandlung Koenitz]
 3.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        BREVIARUM ROMANUM, PARS AUTUMNALIS,

      1861 - BREVIARUM ROMANUM, PARS AUTUMNALIS, MECHLINIAE (MALINES) 1861. In 8° plein chagrin cerise, plats ornés d’un semi de fleurs de lys à froid ; initiales gothiques « L P » en argent rapportées sur le plat supérieur et initiales « M A » sur le plat inférieur. Fermoirs en vermeil à l’effigie de N.S.J.C. Tranches dorées et antiquées. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: ARCALA LIVRES ANCIENS]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Reise der oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857,1858, 1859, unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. (3 Bde., compl.).

      Wien, Karl Gerold's Sohn, 1861-62. Kl.-4°, X, 368 S., 37 S.; VI, 454 S., 20 S.; VI, 436 S., 8 S., Mit Frontispiz u. 38 Tafeln in Holzstich (meist Tondruck), 2 Faksimiles, 36 teils gefalt. Karten u. Plänen, 5 Notenbeilagen u. zahlr. Textholzstichen. , OLwd. goldgeprägt., Deckel etwas fleckig, Name a. Vors. in Bd. 1., vorderes Innengelenk gebrochen, Buchblock etwas stockfleckig. Preis in CHF: 605. EA. Bernhard Freiherr von Wüllerstorf-Urbair (1816-1883) österreichischer Vizeadmiral, von 1865 bis 1867 k.k. Handelsminister. Wüllerstorf-Urbair wurde ein wichtiger Mitarbeiter des mit der Reorganisation betrauten Vizeadmirals Hans Birch Dahlerup. So ersetzte er das Italienische durch Deutsch als Kommandosprache und führte ein neues Signalsystem ein.[2] 1849 wurde er zum Korvettenkapitän befördert. Die nächsten Jahre vergingen im Wechsel zwischen Stabsarbeit und Schiffskommanden. 1855 wurde er Berater des neuen Marinekommandanten Erzherzog Ferdinand Max. Ab 1854 war er Linienschiffskapitän und Kommandant der Fregatte Venus. Bald darauf konnte er seinen fortschrittsbegeisterten Herrn für den Plan einer Weltumseglung gewinnen, mit deren Planung er 1856 betraut wurde. Als Commodore der Fregatte Novara befehligte er persönlich die Expedition, die vom 30. April 1857 bis 26. August 1859 dauerte. Zahlreiche Forschungsergebnisse, reiche Sammlungen für entstehende Wiener Museen und hohes Ansehen für die kaiserliche Marine waren die wichtigsten Ergebnisse dieser Weltumseglung (der zweiten unter österreichischer Flagge). Er konnte aufgrund seiner wissenschaftlichen Kenntnisse alle ozeanographischen, hydrographischen und meteorologischen Beobachtungen selbst vornehmen. Für seine wissenschaftlichen Leistungen wurde er u. a. 1863 als Ehrenmitglied in die Kgl. Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften aufgenommen. Karl von Scherzers dreibändiger Bericht darüber, "Reise der oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde, in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllersdorf-Urbair", wurde 1861 veröffentlicht, unverzüglich ins Englische und Italienische übersetzt und war ein Bestseller, gleich nach v. Humboldts Kosmos.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej]
 5.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Panorama of the Seat of War: Bird¿s Eye View of Texas and Part of Mexico

      New York 1861 - 23 1/4" x 31 3/4" BACHMANN, John. "Panorama of the Seat of War: Bird¿s Eye View of Texas and Part of Mexico." Color lithograph. First edition. From "Panorama of The Seat of War." Size: approx. 23 1/4 x 31 3/4 inches. New York, 1861. This colorful lithograph, entitled Panorama of the Seat of War, depicts the southern United States right before the start of the American Civil War. From this aerial perspective, one can see the entire state of Texas and parts of Mexico. Early in 1861, Bachmann, a talented artist from New York City, devised the idea of creating a series of aerial views of the expected theaters of war. The panoramic map became a popular and effective technique for relaying information to the public about the Civil War. Bachmann¿s visually attractive panoramas were considerably easier for the public to understand than conventional maps. During the first two years of the Civil War, Bachmann drew and lithographed approximately eight panoramas of the "seat[s] of war,¿ including ones of Virginia and Maryland, Richmond, North and South Carolina, Florida and part of Georgia, the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, Kentucky and Tennessee, the Gulf Coast in the vicinity of the Mississippi delta, and Texas and part of Mexico. A dense cloud of uncertainty hung over the festivities of March 4, 1861, the day of President Lincoln's presidential inauguration. While Lincoln had agreed to allow the practice of slavery to continue in the Southern states, he would not permit the Confederate States to secede from the Union: "I hold that in contemplation of the universal law and of the Constitution, the Union of these States is personal¿No state, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get out of the Union¿I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union can be faithfully executed in all the States." Just a month after Lincoln's somber inauguration, the Civil War officially commenced at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Approximately 90,000 Texans saw military service in the war, most and fought on the side of the Confederacy. Two-thirds of the Texans enrolled in the military spent time in the Southwest, either defending Texas from Indian attacks and Union invasion or participating in expansionist moves into New Mexico Territory. While most of the Civil War's battles took place outside of Texas, some did occur at Arbuckle, Brownsville, Cobb, Washita, the Sabine Pass, Taylor's Bayou, and most significantly, the seaport of Galveston. All of these locations can be located on this map. A number of other important Texas sites and cities are also labeled like Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio, the Rio Grande, the Rio Pecos, and the Brazos, Colorado and Trinity rivers. The Gulf of Mexico is also featured prominently at the bottom of the lithograph. Its placement informs the viewer that he or she is observing Texas from a southern orientation. In the end, this extraordinary map serves as not only an invaluable part of Texan history, but the history of the nation as well.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries - Houston]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        LARGE 1861 CIVIL WAR RAILROAD MAP OF THE SEAT OF WAR; LLOYD'S AMERICAN RAILROAD MAP SHOWING THE WHOLE SEAT OF WAR, [LBC]

      James T. Lloyd, 1861. [philadelphia?]: James T. Lloyd. Good with no dust jacket. 1861. Paperback. Civil War; History, American; Color Illustrations; 50 x 41"; 1 pages; (Civil War Railroad Map of The Seat of War) LLOYD'S AMERICAN RAILROAD MAP SHOWING THE WHOLE SEAT OF WAR, by James T. Lloyd. This large, 50" x 41" hand-colored map was originally published in this format in the June 15, 1861 issue of Lloyd's American Railway Weekly, only 2 months after the beginning of war hostilities. The large inset in L. R. Shows "Escambia, Santa Rosa Cos. FL. Showing Pensacola Harbor", and depicts the forts and the position of the U. S. Fleet blocking it's entrance. The circular gauge to it's left is "Lloyd's Amer. Wkly. Time Dial, showing times in 28 different US cities. Unfortunately, because of it's size, age and the thin newsprint paper on which it is printed, the map has more than it's share of creases, dampstaining(mostly along the margins) , holes and L & R margin wear and loss from insects(? ) and general abuse, especially to the upper right, where the textblock description is partly detroyed. Overall, a good example of an extremely scarce, fragile and early map of the war. Faults are clearly shown in the graphics. Photographed under shrinkwrap. ; 0 .

      [Bookseller: poor mans books]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Le Petit Chaperon Rouge; Le Lièvre qui fait le brave; Le Loup et le jeune mouton

      Limoges & Paris: F. F. Ardant Fr?s, 1861. Limoges & Paris: F. F. Ardant Frères,, 1861. Oblong decimo-sexto. Original red quarter morocco, titles and decoration to spine gilt, red pebble-grained cloth sides, patterned endpapers. With 4 hand-coloured illustrations, using the pochoir process, engraved initials. Small mark to spine, hinge at title cracked but still holding firm, tiny loss to top outer corner of last leaf, bottom line of a few leaves just shaved. A very good copy. Small format edition of three Charles Perrault tales with charming illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Framley Parsonage

      Smith, Elder & Co., London 1861 - Illustrated by J.E. Millais. Three volumes. 8vo. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full crimson morocco, the covers with a gilt fillet border, the spines lettered and dated in gilt with one line panels and tooled bands, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: George Bayntun ABA ILAB]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        A JOURNEY TO SALT LAKE CITY, with a Sketch of the History, Religion, and Customs of the Mormons, and an Introduction on the Religious Movement in the United States

      London, W. Jeffs, 1861.. London, W. Jeffs, 1861.. FIRST EDITION 1861, 2 volumes, complete set, large 8vos, 250 x 160 mm, 10 x 6½ inches, 10 steel engravings: frontispiece portrait of Brigham Young, 4 plates in Volume I, combined portraits of Joseph and Hyrum Smith as frontispiece and 4 plates in Volume II, plus a folding map in Volume I, pages: cxxxi, (1), (1)-508; vii, (1), (1)-605 including index, bound in the original publisher's purple zigzag grained cloth, blind stamped decoration to covers, gilt vignette of Great Salt Lake City Temple to centre of upper covers, gilt lettering to spines with small gilt ornamental band at head and tail, brown endpapers. EX LIBRARY COPIES, spines faded and slightly worn at head and tail, corners slightly bumped, damp staining to both lower covers, library labels crudely removed from endpapers, leaving a small hole in front endpaper of Volume II, neatly repaired, no library stamps, inner paper hinges cracked, binding tight and firm, modern presentation bookplate on rear pastedowns, pale foxing to 2 pages, very little pale foxing on text facing 3 of the plates, pale damp stains to the margins of the frontispiece in Volume II, otherwise contents clean, prelim pages in Volume II slightly rippled near top edge, small closed tear to 1 lower margin, 45 mm (2") closed tear to upper margin of page 279 Volume II, both neatly repaired, small bump to some lower and some upper corners. A good clean sturdy set complete with all plates and the map. Translated from the French, Jules Remy (1826–1893) was a French naturalist and traveller. Julius Brenchley (1816 –1873), was an English explorer, naturalist and author. The authors give an account of their perilous journey from California to Utah followed by a history of Mormonism and a description of the governance, practices and customs of the members of that sect. These books are heavy and will require extra shipping costs. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
 10.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        History of the Ojebway Indians. With especial reference to their conversion to Christianity.

      London, A. W. Bennett, 1861.. 1. Auflage. Ca. 18 x 11,5 cm. VI, 1 Bl., 278 Seiten. Mit 1 Portrait und 15 lithographischen Tafeln. Orig.-Leinenband.. Interessantes Werk und eines der wenigen Bücher, die sich speziell mit dem Stamm der Ojibways beschäftigen! Jones' Mutter war die Tochter des Häuptlings des Mississauga-Stammes der Ojibways. Er wuchs hauptsächlich bei seiner Mutter auf. Mit 21 konvertierte er zum Christentum und wurde Missionar bei den Ojibways. - Rücken sehr sauber neu aufgezogen. Titelbild etwas stockfleckig und feuchtrandig, Tafeln etwas stockfleckig, Vorsätze erneuert. - Sprache: Englisch.

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Rainer Kurz]
 11.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        La chasse du loup

      Paris, imprimerie et librairie de Mme Vve Bouchard Huzard, 1861. In - 4 (25 x 19 cm) reliure demi - chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs, caissons à froid et titres dorés, doré trois tranches, 8 planches photographiques hors - texte, 118 p. Rousseurs Thiebaud col. 572., précise qu'il s'agit d'un ouvrage très rare, en effet tiré à seulement 150 exemplaires numéroté et signé de l'auteur dont 50 sur vélin ; le présent exemplaire porte le n°8. Nombreuses rousseurs, mais les photographies sont elles sans tache. Faisait partie de la collection d'ouvrages de chasse du Commandant Garnier, auteur entre autre de "176 Anecdotes cynégétiques" & "Traité complet de la chasse des alouettes". Français relié Bon état

      [Bookseller: Livres Anciens Lucas Philippe]
 12.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Beautiful Leaved Plants; Being a description of the most beautiful leaved plants in cultivation in this country; to which is added an extended catalogue.

      Groombridge and Sons, London 1861.. 144 S. mit 60 handkolorierten lith. Tafeln, Groß 8°, grünes Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückentitel auf Lederrückenschild, mit 5 Zierbünden und schlichter Rückenvergoldung, die Felder mit blindgeprägtem stilisiertem Weinblatt, Papier gelegentlich leichtbraun- oder stockfleckig, ansonsten gutes und sauberes Exemplar,.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Silvanus]
 13.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        La meutte et vénerie de haut et puissant seigneur

      Nancy, Maubon libraire éditeur, 1861. Grand in / 4 reliure demi - chagrin noir, dos à nerfs à titre doré, 164 p., 1 f. Reliure modeste avec un petit manque en coiffe inférieure. Coins usés. Exemplaire numéroté sur papier vergé. Tirage limité à 111 exemplaires. Le tire complet est ?La meutte et venerie du haut et puissant seigneur Messire Jean de Ligniville Chevalier, comte de Bey, Seigneur de Dombrot et de la Basse Vosges, Berlize, Faulcompierre, etc., grand - veneur de Lorraine de 1602 à 1632?. Reproduction du titre et du texte de l?édition de 1655, exception faite des fautes d?impression et des régularisations d?orthographe afin de donner un sens à ce texte ancien tout en conservant l?esprit et le cachet de son auteur et de son temps. Cette réimpression de la rarissime édition originale a été faite par les soins du Baron Grandjean d?Alteville. Thiebaud col. 598 / 599. relié Bon état

      [Bookseller: Livres Anciens Lucas Philippe]
 14.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        Erinnerung an Berlin.

      Berlin, Verlag von Carl Nöhring, o. J., nach 1861.. Farbige Lithographien.. 19 Ansichten von Berlin. Im Zentrum stehend: Berlin vom Kreuzberge aus. Im Uhrzeigersinn: Königliches Schloß, Königs Palais, Neues Museum, Zeughaus, Brandenburger Thor, St. Jacobi-Kirche, Katholische Kirche, Krolls Etablissement, Königl. Schauspielhaus, Thierarzneischule, Universität, Bau Academie, Hof und Dom Kirche, Werdersche Kirche, Königl. Opernhaus, Neue Wache, Neues Museum (2), Palais des Prinz von Preußen, . 1 Blatt im Rahmen und mit Passepartout. Sichtbarer Blattbereich ca. 48 x 37 cm, mit Rahmen: ca. 75 x 64 cm. VERGLEICHE Ernst u. Laur-Ernst, Band 2, Seite 112, dort allerdings: Verlag: F. Sala in Berlin. Siehe Foto.

      [Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat]
 15.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS FROM THIS WORLD TO THAT WHICH IS TO COME

      London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1861. London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1861. A New Edition. Slightest hint of foxing to title, else fine and bright. A New Edition" Tall 8vo. xxii, [ii], 408p. Edited by George Offor. Illustrated with 110 designs by John Dawson Watson (1832-1892), engraved on wood by the Brothers Dalziel. Bound by Hayday in full brown pebbled morocco over beveled boards with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the rounded spine with gilt titles and panel ornaments, the covers with a series of frames in blind with gilt corner pieces, fancy dentelles. "Watson's Pilgrim's Progress (Routledge, 1861), like his Robinson Crusoe, is now among the rarer books of the period. You must search long and patiently for a 'first'". (Reid. Illustrators of the Sixties., p. 169).& Ray. England, 208.

      [Bookseller: First Folio]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        HANDBOEK VOOR DE KENNIS VAN DEN SCHEEPS BOUW

      Amsterdam, 1861. Amsterdam, 1861. b/w engraving, plans. Color plate, plus atlas. 4to. 805 pp. plus color plate and two folding tables. Atlas with 69 plates. “The Dutch Griffiths.” A handbook on shipbuilding based on the designs of John W. Griffiths, the influential American naval architect who was important in the development of clipper ship design. This work includes scaled plans of the American clippers Manitowoc, Sylvia, Empire State, Herald of the Morning, Red Jacket, Great Republic, Lightning , and Sea Witch as well as the Yacht America, all of which are described in detail in the text. Text in Dutch. This Dutch edition is testament to the influence of Griffiths’ work, published in New York a decade earlier. The sixty-nine plates in the atlas volume are printed in white on black, as they were in the American editions of Griffiths’ books. The color plate of the clipper ship Nightingale, and two folding tables, sometimes found with the atlas, are included at the back of the text volume here. Occasional light foxing to plates. Bound in contemporary half calf with gilt spine decoration and red label. Plates in separate portfolio, cloth over marbled boards.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
 17.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Judah Benjamin Charges General Braxton Bragg with Alabama's Coastal Defenses

      Richmond, VA 1861 - Autograph Letter Signed as acting Secretary of War, to Braxton Bragg. Richmond, Va., October 6, 1861. 4 pp., 7 3/4 x 10 in. On War Department letterhead. Writing as acting Confederate Secretary of War, Judah P. Benjamin denies Major General Braxton Bragg the possibility of a transfer to a more active post. Instead, Benjamin gives Bragg additional responsibilities, including defending Alabama. Bragg must have become tired of inaction, as three days after Benjamin wrote this letter, Bragg ordered the Confederate assault on Fort Pickens at the Battle of Santa Rosa Island. Partial Transcript"Let me say, that the noble and self-sacrificing spirit displayed by yourself and the gallant spirits that are now chafing in the hateful inaction on the sands of Pensacola harbor, are fully appreciated, and elicit the most heart-felt approval and admiration, not only of the President [Jefferson Davis] but of every member of the administration. We are as anxious as you can possibly be to relieve you from a position to which the fortune of war has condemned you.But all our deliberation results in this, that to remove you, (as we know is your earnest desire,) to some field of more active operation, would have the most disastrous effect on the morale of the army under your command.In the mean time, the President in conversing with me on the subject of own position has suggested, that it might be a partial relief to the tedium of your constant vigil, to extend your command and make it embrace the coast of Alabama, thus giving you an additional chance for an actual fight in the event of a descent by the enemy, and you will accordingly find that a general order has been issued, making of your command a department and placing the coast defences of Alabama under your control. I think you will thus have an increased chance for actual combat."Historical BackgroundSanta Rosa Island blocked the mouth of Pensacola harbor, and the Union Fort Pickens effectively eliminated any strategic value of the Confederate capture of Pensacola's naval shipyard and nearby railroad. Three weeks prior to this letter, Union forces raided the captured shipyard and burned the schooner Judah to prevent its putting to sea as a privateer. As evidenced in this letter, Confederate Major General Braxton Bragg was "chafing in the hateful inaction on the sands of Pensacola harbor" cut off from using his newfound assets to their fullest benefit. As Benjamin was writing this letter denying Bragg's transfer request, Bragg himself must have been planning the retaliatory raid against Fort Pickens. The battle, which took place on October 9, 1861, was inconclusive, with both sides claiming victory in the Florida's first land action of the war.Known as "the brains of the Confederacy," Judah Benjamin (1811-1834) served in the Louisiana state legislature and U.S. Senate before joining Jefferson Davis's cabinet first as Attorney General, then Secretary of War, and finally as Secretary of State. A New Orleans lawyer, Davis had given Benjamin the post of attorney general until deciding he needed him in a more important role. In September 1861 he was moved to the War Department. His closeness to Davis-and his Jewish faith-attracted resentment from jealous rivals. With the loss of Roanoke Island in 1862, along with Grant's capture of Forts Henry and Donelson, critics demanded Benjamin's blood. Davis responded by promoting him to Secretary of State, a post he held until the collapse of the Confederacy. Initially part of Davis's contingent when the Confederate president fled Richmond in women's clothing, Benjamin escaped to England where he thrived as a lawyer and was named to the Queen's council. He retired in 1883.Braxton Bragg (1817-1876) was a career military officer first in the U.S. Army and later in the Confederate Army. He attained the rank of full General in the Confederate Army, one of only seven in the Confederacy. He fought at the Battles of Shilo. (See website for full description)

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
 18.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Report of Attacks on Forts Walker and Beauregard

      Richmond, Va. 1861 - Autograph Letter Signed as Confederate Secretary of War, to President Jefferson Davis, with Davis's endorsement. Richmond, Va., December 30, 1861. 1 p., plus docket, 7 5/8 x 8 7/8 in. Benjamin sends his official reports on the attacks on Forts Walker and Beauregard to Jefferson Davis, to be communicated to the Confederate Congress. Transcript "30 Dec 1861SirI have the honor to submit herewith copies of the official reports of the Bombardment of Forts Walker and Beauregard at the entrance of Port Royal Sound; and of the battle of Drainsville of the 20th inst. for communication to the Congress. I am very resy / Yr obt stJ.P. Benjamin/ Sec of WarTo The President"Docketed by Davis at top,"File- J.D." With docketing by Davis' assistant on the verso.Historical BackgroundUnion Admiral Samuel F. Du Pont had just led a fleet of 17 cruisers and some 12,000 men from Hampton Roads, Virginia to Port Royal Sound. On 7 November he seized Fort Walker and Fort Beauregard, which the Union then used as a base of operations in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.Judah Benjamin (1811-1834) was valued by Davis more than any other cabinet member. A New Orleans lawyer and Senator given the post of Attorney-general, until Davis decided he needed him in a more important role. In September 1861 he was moved to the War Department. His closeness to Davis, and his Jewish faith, attracted resentment from jealous rivals. With the loss of Roanoke Island in 1862, after Grant's capture of Forts Henry and Donelson, critics demanded Benjamin's blood. Davis then promoted him to Secretary of State, a post he held until the collapse of the Confederacy. Initially part of Davis's contingent when he fled Richmond, he escaped to England where he thrived as a lawyer and was named to the Queen's council. He retired in 1883.Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) President of the Confederacy. A West Point officer who served with distinction in the Mexican American War, Davis was President Pierce's Secretary of War. Elected to the U.S. Senate, Davis resigned when Mississippi seceded in 1861. He organized the Confederacy under a strong, centralized rule that frustrated many Southern leaders who had argued for states' rights. He faced charges of treason and imprisonment at the end of the Civil War, but was not prosecuted, because his trial would have taken place in Virginia where a jury might refuse to convict him. In his later years Davis wrote his memoirs, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        SLOANE'S HOMESTEAD ARCHITECTURE Containing Forty Designs for Villas, Cottages, and Farmhouses, with Essays on Style, Construction, Landscape Gardening, Furniture, etc. etc

      Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1861. Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1861. FIRST EDITION. Leather_bound. VERY GOOD PLUS. Illustrated with upwards of 200 engravings. 355 pp. including one color plate (as called for by Hitchcock). Later printings/editions of 1867 & 1870 have two color plates). & Articles on site selection, style and construction. Designs and plans for: An Oriental Villa; An Italian Villa; A Farm House; A Suburban Villa; A Picturesque Gothic Cottage; A Bracketed American Cottage; An Irregular Northern Villa; Model Residence for a Physician; A Small Villa in the Pointed Style; A Villa in the Italian Style; A Cottage with Truncated Roof; A Suburban Villa, No. 2; An Irregular Bracketed Country House; Small Decorated Gothic Villa; A Cottage for a Mechanic or Clerk; Bracketed Village Residence; Plain Country House; Model Bracketed Cottage; Plantation Residence; Country House for any Climate; Country Residence in the Gothic Style; Suburban Residence; Cottage in the Rural Gothic Style; Plain Model Cottages; Northern Cottage -- Gothic Style; A Lake or River Villa in the Italian Style; A Large Northern Farm House; Country House - Gothic Style; An Irregular Country House; An Anglo-French Villa; Large Country House, Italian Style; A Picturesque Villa; Anglo-French Villa, No. 2; Cloistered Cottages; Small Bracketed Villa; Residence in the German-Gothic Style; Symmetrical Cottage; and a Workingman's Model Cottage. In addition, there are Ground Plans for: A Double House; A Plain Farm Dwelling; a Carriage House and Stable, as well as an article of embellishment of grounds, and discussion of Terra-Cotta, and furniture. & & Professionally re-backed in brown leather with five raised bands, and gilt stamping. Previous owner's (professionally printed) name taped to front pastedown. Front free endpaper missing a 2.5" x 1.5 chip on edge. Lovely engravings. Quite scarce in the first edition.

      [Bookseller: Aardvark Books / Ezra The Bookfinder]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Panorama du Lac

      Lago del Fucino 1861 - Grande e bella litografia su fondo seppia, con veduta panoramica del lago del Fucino. In primo piano la cittadina di Avezzano. Sulla sinistra ai piedi del Cervaro, si riconoscono i paesi di Pelino e Paterno. In lontananza verso l?estremità opposta del lago, il paese di Ortucchio. Alcuni restauri. mm 360x1036

      [Bookseller: Sergio Trippini]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE POLAR REGIONS

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black 1861. . Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black 1861. . 1st Ed. [x] + 400pp. + 12pp. publ. adverts. Folding map. Marginal waterstain across top edges intruding sl. down fore-edge, original gilt lettered blind embossed cloth, minor marking and bumping, spine wrinkled and sl. chipped and marked. US$640

      [Bookseller: Francis Edwards Bookshop]
 22.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Nino Bixio").

      Paris, 12. IV. 1861.. ½ S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. An eine Dame mit der Bitte um Verzeihung, daß er sie nicht habe aufsuchen können, doch sei sein Aufenthalt in Paris so kurz gewesen, daß ihm dafür keine Zeit geblieben wäre. Den von Frau Naselli an die Adressatin vorbereiteten Brief, der ihn hätte einführen sollen, lege er bei. - Nino Bixio war 1848 am Aufstand in Genua beteiligt gewesen und kämpfte dann in Venedig gegen die Österreicher; unter Garibaldi kämpfte er bei der Belagerung von Rom. Hernach wieder zur See gehend, kehrte er 1859 nach Italien zurück "und nahm wieder erfolgreich an den Aufständen teil. So ist der Sieg bei Volturno zu großen Teilen sein Verdienst. Nachdem Italien als Königreich errichtet wurde, behielt er seinen Rang als Generalleutnant, den er sich infolge seiner Tapferkeit erworben hatte. In diesem Rang nahm er am Krieg 1866 teil und nahm 1870 die Übergabe von Civitavecchia entgegen" (Wikipedia). Seit 1866 dem Abgeordnetenhaus angehörend, übernahm Bixio eine Vermittlerrolle zwischen Giuseppe Garibaldi und Camillo Cavour; 1870 wurde er von Viktor Emanuel II. in den Senat berufen. - Ohne den erwähnten Brief. - Die Verso-Seite von Bl. 2 mit kl. Registraturetikett und hs. Numerierung "34". - Sehr selten.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
 23.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Proverbial Philosophy [fore-edge painting]

      London: Hatchard and Co, 1861. London: Hatchard and Co, 1861. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Later Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Full period red morocco, gilt, spine with 5 raised bands. A bit of wear at corners, hinges modestly rubbed. With a charming fore-edge painting of two anglers. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Philosophy; Art & Design. Inventory No: 044518.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        [Title in Japanese:] Eigo sen. [English words and sentences.] Edited by Takekazu Nakayama

      Tokyo: Shima-itokku, 1861. Tokyo: Shima-itokku. 1861. "2 volumes, 12mo, pp. [99] including the title-p. used as a pastedown; [44]; original blue wrappers folded and sewn in the Oriental manner, printed paper labels on upper covers; about fine throughout. & & With an unusual American provenance: each volume with the early ownership signature of ""L. A. Waterman, U. S. N."" Inside the cover of the first volume is tipped the note ""1852-62. Lt. L. A. Waterman sailed from San Francisco to Honolulu & Calcutta on the Marathon."" & & Lucius A. Waterman was an acting ensign in the US Navy from 29 Jun 1863 to 13 Aug 1865 and a second time from 11 Dec 1866 to 26 Mar 1869 (""List of Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps from 1775 to 1900"" by Edward W. Callahan, 1969). & & The U. S. Navy holds a letter written by Waterman after his first three years of service in which he states he served in the Volunteer Navy from 1863-1865 and would like to be considered as an applicant for the Regular Navy. He did clearly join the Navy again in 1866, but strangely, when looking up his name in the Navy Register, we can't find him listed under the years 1863-1865, and for 1866- 1869, he is listed as an acting ensign under the Volunteer Navy. Waterman was born in Massachusetts and a citizen of that state. In 1865, he was assigned to the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron. When Waterman was reappointed as an acting ensign on 11 Dec 1866, he was assigned to the gunboat Aroostook [http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/a12/aroostook-i.htm.] He was still assigned to Aroostook in 1868, and in 1869 he was ordered home. & & The preface is in hiragana and kanji; the text consists of English words arranged in double column with Japanese equivalents and pronunciation in kangi and katakana, the whole arranged by topic. The last part of the second volume consists of phrases and conversation in a single column, with Japanese equivalents and pronunciation. & & Osaka Joshi Daigaiku Library, Selected Catalogue on Dutch and English Studies, C-8."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
 25.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE FROM LONDON TO NEW YORK - SHIP "CASTILIAN" - N. PROCTER COMMANDER - KEPT BY EDM. J. PIKE - NOV. 5, 1861 [manuscript]: along with journals of other voyages.

      , 1861. 1861. Original manuscript. Leather-backed boards. Very Good. 94pp, handwritten in ink. The London-New York journal, dated Nov. 5, 1861, occupies the first 16pp. Page 17 is titled "Harbor Journal, New York, Saturday, December 7-10, '61." Pages 18-21 are headed "From New York towards Boston, Ship Castilian, N. Procter, Wednesday, Dec. 11 - Wednesday, Dec. 18, '61." Page 22, blank. Pages 23-86 contain "Journal of a Voyage from Boston to Batavia, Ship Castilian, N. Procter, Thursday, Jan 23 - May 30." Pages 87-89 are titled "Harbor Journal, Batavia, May 30th - Friday, June 27th." Pages 90-95 are headed "From Batavia...," written so lightly as to be barely legible. 15" x 9.5 The Ship 'Castilian' log was recorded by Pike in a ledger book with the bookplate of Palmer & Sutton, Wholesale Stationers, Engravers & Printers, 34 Cratchet Friars Mark Lane, London, E.C. The log contains frequent, sometimes hourly, entries for each day of the voyage: latitude & longitude, bearings, wind directions, rigging of sails, etc. It was a rough crossing from London to New York, with typical entries of this sort: "Strong gales from the southard...Took in at 1:30 PM Main sail, Foresail, Mizzen topsail...Hauled down jibs and reef...Gale increasing rapidly. Laying to...." The heavy gale lasts several days until, finally, on Sunday 24 Nov: "This day comes in with calm weather," all sails are set, etc. Dec. 6, Highland Lights are seen in the distance; the 'Castilian passes' Sandy Hook. Next day, they are in New York Harbor - "crew employed cleaning ship outside & in....At 11:30 we were run into by the Breman bark 'Columbia' - received no damage." Dec. 9: "...five of the ship's crew [names them] refused to do duty in the ship to Boston...." Captain Procter orders that the men be put down between decks. Next morning, the handcuffs are taken off Henry Burr who is now ready to return to duty. ~~ They set sail for Boston on Dec. 11, 1861. "Two other men [names them] decided to go to their work and were taken out of irons." The 'Castilian' bids farewell to the Highland Lights amid strong gales and heavy rain. Thursday, Dec. 12, strong gales continue blowing as the ship passes Fire Island at 4 PM and makes South Hampton by 5 PM. Sails are furled as the wind rages, and the 'Castilian' makes land at Long Island. By 6 PM on Dec. 13, they have set the flying jib and are passing Montauk Light. Two men are still in irons. Checkpoints are noted as the ship passes them. Sunday, Dec. 15, "Made the Nauset at 5:30 PM. Made Cape Cod Light at 6:30 PM...." Winds are blowing heavy as the ship makes Thatchers Island. By Walpole, all sails are furled. Next day, "Come in with fine weather & clear. At 6PM hauled alongside of the Wharf in Charlestown, and made the Ship properly fast. Crew left. ~~ As the 'Castilian' sets sail for Batavia on Jan 23, 1862, again it "comes in with heavy gales ....Paid out to the sixty fathoms of chain. Ship dragged." At 2 AM on the 26th, "A pilot came aboard and proceeded to sea...." On the 28th, "sea running high. Deck flooded with water...." Squalls persist until Jan. 30 when "It came in with light winds and passing clouds. All hands busy getting anchor in...." But the ship and crew were to fight through storm after storm in days to come. By Feb. 12, they have sailed into fine weather and are under full sail. By the 24th, the ship is "becalmed and making no way" - soon followed by more squalls. On March 1, "threw over 4 cans roast beef--bad." Next day, another can went overboard, and again on the 17th. Daily entries log the 'Castilian's' progress toward Batavia, detailing weather, setting & furling of the sails, incidents on board, crew activities, &c. On May 24, our journalist identifies himself: "Ship Castilian - Edmund J. Pike, Mate," followed by a page of random jottings: "E.P. Graves - Newburyport - Weeks & Potter - Porto Rico - Earnestine Foster - America - Charlie Sumner - Douglas N. Whitman - Plantation" &c. ~~ May 30 commences the two-page Batavia Harbor Journal. The crew is "employed in discharging cargo" until June 12th. The weather is "fine and pleasant." ~~ [According to an article published in the New York Times, October 17, 1860, and based on a letter to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the "Castilian" was used to transport back to Liberia, Africa, "400 of the negroes who had been taken to Key West from captured slavers." Details of that voyage may be found online. Previously, she had served as an immigrant ship from Liverpool, England to New York, &c. Also online may be found images of the ship and facts regarding some of her other voyages.]

      [Bookseller: R & A Petrilla, Booksellers (IOBA)]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        "Blick über den Golf von Neapel" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca. 60x90cm; unten links signiert; um 1880 [Maße im aufwendig gearbeiteten und blattvergoldeten Holzrahmen 71,5x102,5cm.

      . Das Gemälde wurde fachmännisch doubliert, d.h. erneut auf Leinwand aufgezogen.] Ascan Lutteroth war ein Enkel des Hamburger Senators Ascan Wilhelm Lutteroth. Er studierte seit 1861 bei Alexandre Calame in Genf und 1864-67 bei Oswald Achenbach in Düsseldorf. 1868-70 verbrachte er in Italien, unter anderem auf Capri, anschließend lebte er bis 1877 in Berlin, um dann in seine Heimatstadt Hamburg zurückzukehren. Hier malte er 1887 drei große Bilder für das Rathaus. Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm und Kronprinzessin Victoria schätzten ihn sehr. 1879 nahmen sie ihn mit auf ihre Reise nach San Remo. Lutteroth fungierte hier auch als Lehrer der ebenfalls malenden Kronprinzessin. Das Bild "Straße am Meer in Pegli bei Genua" gab es in zwei Versionen, eine von Victoria, eine von Lutteroth. 1890 verlieh ihm Wilhelm II. den Professorentitel. Er gilt neben Valentin Ruths als bedeutendster Hamburger Landschaftsmaler seiner Zeit. Lutteroth malte hauptsächlich Landschaften aus Italien und der Hamburger Umgebung, aber auch Alpen- und Waldszenen, sparsam mit kleinen Figuren bevölkert. In seiner frühen Zeit malte er wie Achenbach hauptsächlich italienische Szenen, die sich durch kräftig leuchtende Farben und Lichtkontraste auszeichnen. Das Dramatische eines Achenbachs lag ihm aber nicht. Seine Motive sind ruhiger und lieblicher. Seit den 1890er Jahren malte er überwiegend die Motive aus der Umgebung Hamburgs. Von den französischen Impressionisten übernahm er den lichtdurchfluteten Ausdruck und die Wahl unspektakulärer Motive, ohne jedoch deren Malweise zu übernehmen. [Quelle: wikipedia].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
 27.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        1861 Indice Alfabetico De Las Materias Contenidas En Las Ordenanzas De S.M ISLA DE CUBA

      Imprenta de la Revista Militar, Habana 1861 - Ilustradas por el Sr. D. Antonio Vallecillo Imprenta de la Revista Militar, Calle del Teniente Rey núm. 13 Habana. Año 1861 48 Páginas 1 Página de Erratas. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Miramar Rare Books Company]
 28.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Vocabulaire Français-Annamite et Annamite-Français, précédé d'un traité des particules annamites rédigé par les soins de M. Aubaret lieutenant de vaisseau (.) imprimé par ordre de M. le vice-amiral Charner, commandant en chef des forces navales

      Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique, Bangkok 1861 - First edition of the first bilingual Vietnamese dictionary in a western language; 2 volumes in 1, 8vo, pp. [4], xcv, [1], 96, [2]; [2], 157; sectional title-pp. for both parts; contemporary calf-backed, marbled boards, uncut; a very nice copy.In Genebril's introduction to his French- Annamite-French dictionary (Saigon, 1898) he is indebted to Caspar's bilingual dictionary published in 1877, but apparently was unaware of Aubert's work published 15 years before. Louis Gabriel Aubaret (1825-94) commanded the French vessel Prégent on the expedition to Cochinchina in 1860. He was appointed the first French consul at Bangkok. Widely held by the obvious institutions, but uncommon in commerce. Not in Collinson, Vancil, or Zaunmuller. Cordier, Indosinica, 774. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
 29.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        "Vocabulaire Français-Annamite et Annamite-Français, précédé d'un traité des particules annamites rédigé par les soins de M. Aubaret lieutenant de vaisseau (...) imprimé par ordre de M. le vice-amiral Charner, commandant en chef des forces navales"

      Bangkok: Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique, 1861. Bangkok: Imprimerie de la Mission Catholique. 1861. "First edition of the first bilingual Vietnamese dictionary in a western language; 2 volumes in 1, 8vo, pp. [4], xcv, [1], 96, [2]; [2], 157; sectional title-pp. for both parts; contemporary calf-backed, marbled boards, uncut; a very nice copy.& & In Genebril's introduction to his French- Annamite-French dictionary (Saigon, 1898) he is indebted to Caspar's bilingual dictionary published in 1877, but apparently was unaware of Aubert's work published 15 years before. Louis Gabriel Aubaret (1825-94) commanded the French vessel Prégent on the expedition to Cochinchina in 1860. He was appointed the first French consul at Bangkok. Widely held by the obvious institutions, but uncommon in commerce. & & Not in Collinson, Vancil, or Zaunmuller. Cordier, Indosinica, 774."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection Association Copy

      London: John Murray, 1861. London: John Murray, 1861 Third edition [seventh thousand] of Darwin's most famous work, [i]-xviiii, [1]-538 fold out diagram on p 123, 2 pp ads in back, binding ticket for Edmund and Remnant on rear pastedown.Bookplate of Charles Atwood Kofoid on front pastedown."Charles Atwood Kofoid [11 October, 1865-30 MY 1947], was an American zoologist known for his collection and classification of many new species of marine protozoans which established marine biology on a systemic basis" WIKI article"This book the best of [?] /9/30/68 Frank" written in ink on half title. This copy with bright pages free of foxing. Both hinges strengthened, minor color touch up to two spots, one each on the front and back boards, corners mildly bumped, else very good.

      [Bookseller: Kerkhoff Books Div KSI]
 31.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        CATALOGUE OF THE CHOICER PORTION OF THE MAGNIFICENT LIBRARY FORMED BY M. GUGLIELMO LIBRI, 3 VOLUMES

      S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson 1861 - RO60071443: 380 pages pour le 1e vol., 260 + 37 planches pour le 2e vol. et 3e vol. paginé de 478 à 799. 2e vol. illustré de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc hors texte. Dos très abîmés, avec plusieurs manques. Nombreuses pages non coupées. Couverture du 2e vol. tachée. Mouillures dans le 2e vol. (Rare) Vol. I: Catalogue of the Choicer Portion of the Magnificent Library formed by M. Guglielmo Libri. Vol. II: Catalogue of the Extraordinary Collection of Splendid Manuscripts, Chiefly upon Vellum, In various Languages, Formed by M. Guglielmo Libri. Vol. III: Catalogue of the Mathematical, Historical, Bibliographical & Miscellaneous Portion of The Celebrated Library of M. Guglielmo Libri, Part II, M-Z. In-4 Broché. Etat d'usage. Plats abîmés. Dos abîmé. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 420-Langue anglaise. Anglo-saxon [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: le-livre]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Egypt, the Soudan and Central Africa. With Explorations from Khartoum on the White Nile to the regions of the equator. Being Sketches from sixteen years’ Travel.

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons 1861 - First edition, 8vo, xii, 482 pp. Folding map with a closed tear to the inner edge. Label removed from the paste down, brief ink scribblings to the same and to the fly leaf. Original gilt titled blue cloth, spine stained and slightly wrinkled, some wear to the top of the lower joint, gilt arms of the Knox Institute, Haddington, to upper cover. Initially employed as a mining engineer in Egypt, Petherick also traded in gum arabic and was appointed British Vice-Consul in Khartoum in 1858. He is best known for the controversy surrounding Speke and Grant’s arrival following their expedition to discover the source of the Nile. Despite being only a short distance away, and Speke and Grant’s extreme late arrival, he was blamed for his absence and his reputation suffered accordingly.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB)]
 33.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        REVUE HORTICOLE, Journal d'Horticulture Practique, 9 annees: 1861 - 1869 [= 9 Jahrgänge/Volumes: 1861 - 1869]

      Paris : Adout, Editeur du Bon Jardinier, 1861-1869.. 9 Jahrgänge in 9 Bänden S., Illustriert und mit kolorierten Kupfertafeln versehen. 8° , Hardcover/Pappeinband. Komplette 9 Jahrgäng, marmorierte Halbledereinbänder der Zeit. Fest eingebunden. Aus ehemaligem Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen. Außen berieben, Buchrücken mit kleinen Läsuren, teils auch wurmstichig. Seiten stockfleckig, Tafeln weniger stockfleckig. Band 1861 am Kopf des Buchrückens mit 5cm langem Einriss. Band 1867 auf dem Buchdeckel mit kleiner Fehlstelle im Marmorpapier. Bindungen fest. Noch im guten Zustand. Bitte beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an antiquarischen Zeitschriften. Mehr Fotos auf Anfage! // 9 Volumes with woodcuts and coloured copper-engravings. From library-stock. Covers with shelf wear. Spines partly with small woodworm-holes. Pages foxed, plates with light foxing. Spine of volume 1861 with 5cm tear, volume 1867 with tear on front. Still in good condition. More photos on demand! zqx mbx jqx

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat BOOKFARM]
 34.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        bei der Königl. Bayer. Eisengiesserei Weiherhammer. Mit Titel mit Vignette, 3 S. Inhalt u. 38 nummerierten Tafeln, alles lithogr. von Gg. Kölbl. München, o. Dr., 1861. 8vo. (20,7 x 13,4 cm). Marmorierter Pappband d. Zt. mit blauem Rückenschild.

      . . Sehr seltener Firmenkatalog der bayerischen, westlich von Weiden/Oberpfalz gelegenen Eisengiesserei. - Die Titelvignette zeigt das Gießerei-Gebäude, das Inhaltsverzeichnis umfasst zwischen Achsbüchsen und Zündholzbehälter insgesamt 125 Gegenstände, darunter Armeleutöfen, Briefbeschwerer, Bügeleisen, Eremitageöfen, Gasröhren, Goldschlägel, Grabkreuze, Kessel, Mörser, Mühlzapfen, Postamentofen, Regenschirmträger, Spucknapf, Vorstellplatten u. Waffeleisen. Die Darstellungen meist mit Gewichts- u. Größenangaben, häufig auch für unterschiedlich große Modelle. Meist auch mit Angabe des Maßstabs. Leider ohne die bei einigen Modellen handschriftlich einzutragenden Preise. Nicht bei Baldamus: Gewerbskunde. - Minimal berieben. Innen tadellos.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Meinhard Knigge]
 35.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        Substantial Letter on plant research Signed, 3 pp on one sheet of printed address stationery, Down, Beckenham, Kent, June 5, 1878

      He replies to an identified correspondent for an "interesting letter. I will forward it to my son Francis, who has gone to Germany for 2 months, & he will particularly like to read your letter. I have been the more interested in your details, as I published (Gardener's Chronicle Jan 5 1861...) a short note with a rude drawing of the Achenes of the Australian Pumilio argyrolepis, which are a curious shape, like the foot of a man. If they fall laterally on a damp surface, the landed mucilage in drying, draws them upright, so that they appear as if gummed with great care to the surface. I afterwards heard that Decaisne had published a paper on the subject in the Ann-des Science Nat., & after reading it, looked at the Achenes of Senecio & some other compositoe; but I did not make out the details which you so clearly describe & figure. I have placed some of the seeds from your packet under the microscope, but have as yet failed to see the viscid threads. Possibly this particular of seed may not have been quite ripe; for I cannot understand why I now fail to see what I formerly saw-...." He signs with his uncommon full signature, "Charles Darwin."

      [Bookseller: David Schulson Autographs]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Sachsengrün. Culturgeschichtliche Zeitschrift aus sämmtlichen Landen sächsischen Stammes. 1. Band. Heft 1-24 u. 2.Band Heft 1-6 ( alles Erschienene) und in 1 Band gebunden.

      Dresden. Verlag Woldemar Türk. 1861-62.. 4° V + 276 S. u. 72 S. + 27 Lithographien ( lithographische Tafeln, 5 auf Doppelseiten, 2 Lithographien - Hund zur Sauhatze u. Meißner Trachten = Doppelblatt lose beiliegend etwas fleckig ), alle weiteren Lithographien eingebunden, einige am Rand fleckig, aber meist in recht gutem Zustand. Weiterhin zahlr. Textholzschnitte diese durchweg in gutem Zustand, Titelblatt fachmännisch restauriert, sonst Textpapier in fast sehr gutem Zustand. Hlwd. d. Zeit, Rücken mit goldener Schrift u. -verzierung, Kanten der Deckel berieben. Ingesamt schönes vollständiges Exemplar.. Zustand im Preis berücksichtigt, 11/gs

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat & Bücherstube Eilert]
 37.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        BOUND For HONG KONG On BOARD The ORIENTAL, 1861 - 1862. The Personal Account / MSS of Cornelius B. Gold

      (n. p.): 1861 - 1862.. (n. p.):. 1861 - 1862.. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 6-3/4". Unpaginated [62 pp, of which 3 are blank].. Brown marbled soft cover notebook with quarter-bound red leather spine.. Slight edge-wear to journal, rubbing to edges. Occasionally faded. handwriting (still legible) towards end of journal. Small,. superficial vertical tear to lower edge of back cover, top rear. corner creased. Author signature to verso of p. 1. Overall a VG+. example.. Cornelius Boudinot Gold was born June 27, 1839 in New York, New York, to parents Job Smith Gold and Catherine B. Smith. He married Margaret Shedd, and was listed in the 1910 census as holding the occupation of "banker" with "own income" listed thereafter. Evidence of a Cornelius B. Gold as treasurer and shareholder in various railroad and coal companies appears throughout the east post 1862, as well as treasurer for the Executive Committee of the Prison Association of New York in 1902. Margaret Gold died in 1915 in New York, and her obituary appears in the New York Times on June 3, 1915. Cornelius Boudinot Gold died in 1921 in Litchfield, Connecticut, but no obituary was found. & & This listing is for the hand scripted journal or log of Cornelius B. Gold, aged 23, American passenger turned sailor on board the merchant ships the Oriental, the White Cloud and the Jabez Snow, 1861 - 1862. Gold's journey took him from NY to Hong Kong on board the Oriental, within Hong Kong proper on the White Cloud, from Hong Kong to Liverpool on board the Jabez Snow, and finally to Manchester, this last leg by train, where the journal ends. The Oriental carried coal to China and returned with a cargo of hemp and sugar obtained in Manila. The Jabez Snow left China, bound for Liverpool, also stopping in the Philippines to obtain a cargo of the same. & & Detailed descriptions of the longitude and latitudes, weather, flora and fauna, various ports, seas and bays; descriptions of natives and foreigners in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and China; descriptions of captains, officers and sailors, death at sea, executions of pirates; detailed accounts merchant houses and of the social obligations and activities of Americans and Europeans abroad in the Orient in the mid 19th century. Includes the author's sketches of the west side view of Trinidad and Amsterdam Islands, and expenses from second half of voyage logged in final two pages of notebook. & & Gold also has a dry sense of humor:& "Wednesday Dec II [1861]. N.W. Wind. 7 A.M. Up anchor. & 8 A.M. Pilot taken off by a small propeller.& 8:10 Passenger vomits. Loose sight of never sink before noon. Still breeze. Midnight passenger thinks himself bound for 'Davy Jones' locker.' Is disappointed."& & While the 1784 voyage of the Empress of China from New York to Canton opened direct relations for the U.S. with China, it was not until the mid 19th century that American trade with China would boom. There were many factors contributing to the growth of American commerce and enterprise, including the first Opium War (1839 - 1842). The resulting conflicts between Great Britain and China were minor military battles with major diplomatic repercussions, and although the United States was not directly involved with the hostilities, American merchants would ultimately benefit from the British Treaty of Nanking (1842). The treaty forced China to open its ports to all foreigners, as well as establishing western immunity from Chinese law and persecution, and the transfer of the island of Hong Kong to British rule which further strengthened the island's role as a major hub of foreign trade, shipping and commerce. At the same time, the ship building industry was rapidly developing and the time period saw major innovations in cost and efficiency within the field. American shipwrights during this era were already building for speed and hold capacity, owing in part to the discovery of gold in California in 1847 and the massive emigration by ship from east coast to west coast of hopeful prospectors. & & The 1850 voyage of an American clipper in a record 97 days from Hong Kong to London is widely recognized as sparking the infamous Tea Races, a rivalry of speed and financial wealth between U.S. and British merchant houses that lasted well into the 1860's. British and American merchant ships vied for the quickest times from port to port, with higher prices being paid for cargo as the prize. American clippers were carrying half the trade of Shanghai during the period, but eventually, coupled with a slowly decreasing commercial demand for China products (South American coffee for example began to replace Chinese tea), the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861 effectively snuffed out the American role in the Tea Race competition. The atmosphere remained in the greater merchant marine community for another ten years however, with the most famous race of the period being the 1866 contest between the British ships the Taeping and the Ariel. The ships entered the English Channel side by side to great spectcle after covering 13,000 miles. The China Clipper era of the tea trade finally died out by 1870 due to further advancements in industrialization, marine steam engines and the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. & & Major China exports included tea, porcelain and silk. Major imports included lumber, cotton and opium. Coal was also a key import to Asia in the mid 19th century, owing to increased manufacturing, industrialization and the building of railroads, as well as the need for cheap fuel for the civil war that happened in China as a result of the Taiping Rebellion (1850 - 1864). & & In the midst of this exciting era: the Chinese Civil War, the Opium Wars, the tail end of major American trade expansion, and the cusp of the outbreak of the American Civil War, and American bark named the Oriental sailed from New York on December 11, 1861, bound for Hong Kong with a cargo of coal. A passenger aboard this ship, Cornelius B. Gold of New York and Connecticut, kept a journal of the daily events aboard the merchant vessel. The journal provides a charming and informative account of a typical voyage to the Orient during this time period, and of sailor's lives aboard such a ship. His journal further provides a unique look at the life of the merchant sailor and of a westerner abroad in China, as well as of a young man gaining worldly, and seaworthy, experience.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Die astronomische Strahlenbrechung in ihrer historischen Entwicklung.

      Leipzig, Voigt & Günther, 1861.. 4 Taf., XIV, 181 S. Marmorierter Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel (Ecken bestossen und berieben, Rücken berieben).. 1. Ausgabe der gekrönten Preisschrift. - Poggendorf III; Hockey I; DSB I, 532: "In view of his wide-raniging interests, it is no wonder that Bruhns was influential. His superior lectures attracted many students; he was also active in the Astronomische Gesellschaft and initiated and equipped the first german astronomical expeditions. His energy and enthusiasm, however, had a strong effect on his colleagues, which should not be ignored." K.C. Bruhns (1830 - 1881) gelernter Schlosser wurde nach dem Studium Observator der Sternwarte in Berlin. Er lehrte seit 1859 als Privatdozent in Berlin und ein Jahr später als a.o. Professor an der Universität Leipzig. 1868 wurde er Ordinarius für Astronomie und Direktor der unter seiner Leitung erbauten Sternwarte. Es war Mitglied der preußischen Gradmessungskommission und war Mitbegründer des ersten deutschen meteorologischen Beobachtungssystems in Sachsen. Er entdeckte zahlreiche Kometen und bestimmte Bahnelemente schon bekannter Planetoiden und Kometen. - Vorsatz mit Besitzerstempel und Vortitel minimal braunfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH vorm. L]
 39.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        REPORT ON THE GEOLOGY OF VERMONT: DESCRIPTIVE, THEORETICAL, ECONOMICAL, AND SCENOGRAPHICAL

      Claremont, NH: Claremont Manufacturing Co., 1861. Claremont, NH: Claremont Manufacturing Co., 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Library bookplates on front pastedowns marked "Withdrawn," white lettering on the spines, faint ink stamps on the bulked text edges of the second volume; the text and the plates are free of any markings. Slight aging to the paper; one map with clean tear and separation; other minor tears here and there to the text. Very Good with gorgeous views of Vermont. Two quarto (9" x 11-1/2") volumes bound in library buckram, one in black and the other in brown. Illustrated with 38 plates and maps at the end of the second volume and 365 woodcuts in the text. A notable Vermont plate book with 20 spectacular lithographs of Vermont scenes, towns, resorts, etc. along with the large folding hand-colored Vermont map, geological maps, and fossil plates. The views were based on original drawings by A. L. Rowson, J. K. Rathbun, and Miss Hattie E. Reed and on photographs by C. Miller, A. F. Sykes, and C. I. Howe. They include Bellows Falls, Willoughby Lake, Summit House, Sutherland Falls, Moss Glen Falls in Stowe, Brattleboro, several of Manchester, etc.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
 40.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection Association Copy

      John Murray, London 1861 - Third edition [seventh thousand] of Darwin's most famous work, [i]-xviiii, [1]-538 fold out diagram on p 123, 2 pp ads in back, binding ticket for Edmund and Remnant on rear pastedown. Bookplate of Charles Atwood Kofoid on front pastedown. "Charles Atwood Kofoid [11 October, 1865-30 MY 1947], was an American zoologist known for his collection and classification of many new species of marine protozoans which established marine biology on a systemic basis" WIKI article "This book the best of [?] /9/30/68 Frank" written in ink on half title. This copy with bright pages free of foxing. Both hinges strengthened, minor color touch up to two spots, one each on the front and back boards, corners mildly bumped, else very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kerkhoff Books DIV KSI]
 41.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Vollständiger Universal Handatlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung über alle Theile dser Erde in 114 Blättern herausgegeben von Dr, K. Sohr und F. Handtke - 5. Auflage vermehrt und verbessert durch Dr. Heinrich Berghaus -

      Glogau Verlag von C. Flemming 1861. großes Folioformat Querformat, Halbleder gebunden mit starken Gebrauchsspuren, 114 ganzseitige farbige Kartenblätter etwas stockfleckig, die ersten 8 Blätter mit Randläsuren, Blatt 7 und 8 lose - mit der Texas Karte, Texas wurde kurz zuvor US-staat ( Vitrine ). *JPG-Bild verfügbar / JPG available / JPG possible

      [Bookseller: Tilman Riemenschneider Buchhandlung Anti]
 42.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        BOUND For HONG KONG On BOARD The ORIENTAL, 1861 - 1862. The Personal Account / MSS of Cornelius B. Gold

      (n. p.):. 1861 - 1862.. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 6-3/4". Unpaginated [62 pp, of which 3 are blank].. Brown marbled soft cover notebook with quarter-bound red leather spine.. Slight edge-wear to journal, rubbing to edges. Occasionally faded. handwriting (still legible) towards end of journal. Small,. superficial vertical tear to lower edge of back cover, top rear. corner creased. Author signature to verso of p. 1. Overall a VG+. example.. Cornelius Boudinot Gold was born June 27, 1839 in New York, New York, to parents Job Smith Gold and Catherine B. Smith. He married Margaret Shedd, and was listed in the 1910 census as holding the occupation of "banker" with "own income" listed thereafter. Evidence of a Cornelius B. Gold as treasurer and shareholder in various railroad and coal companies appears throughout the east post 1862, as well as treasurer for the Executive Committee of the Prison Association of New York in 1902. Margaret Gold died in 1915 in New York, and her obituary appears in the New York Times on June 3, 1915. Cornelius Boudinot Gold died in 1921 in Litchfield, Connecticut, but no obituary was found. This listing is for the hand scripted journal or log of Cornelius B. Gold, aged 23, American passenger turned sailor on board the merchant ships the Oriental, the White Cloud and the Jabez Snow, 1861 - 1862. Gold's journey took him from NY to Hong Kong on board the Oriental, within Hong Kong proper on the White Cloud, from Hong Kong to Liverpool on board the Jabez Snow, and finally to Manchester, this last leg by train, where the journal ends. The Oriental carried coal to China and returned with a cargo of hemp and sugar obtained in Manila. The Jabez Snow left China, bound for Liverpool, also stopping in the Philippines to obtain a cargo of the same. Detailed descriptions of the longitude and latitudes, weather, flora and fauna, various ports, seas and bays; descriptions of natives and foreigners in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and China; descriptions of captains, officers and sailors, death at sea, executions of pirates; detailed accounts merchant houses and of the social obligations and activities of Americans and Europeans abroad in the Orient in the mid 19th century. Includes the author's sketches of the west side view of Trinidad and Amsterdam Islands, and expenses from second half of voyage logged in final two pages of notebook. Gold also has a dry sense of humor: "Wednesday Dec II [1861]. N.W. Wind. 7 A.M. Up anchor. 8 A.M. Pilot taken off by a small propeller. 8:10 Passenger vomits. Loose sight of never sink before noon. Still breeze. Midnight passenger thinks himself bound for 'Davy Jones' locker.' Is disappointed." While the 1784 voyage of the Empress of China from New York to Canton opened direct relations for the U.S. with China, it was not until the mid 19th century that American trade with China would boom. There were many factors contributing to the growth of American commerce and enterprise, including the first Opium War (1839 - 1842). The resulting conflicts between Great Britain and China were minor military battles with major diplomatic repercussions, and although the United States was not directly involved with the hostilities, American merchants would ultimately benefit from the British Treaty of Nanking (1842). The treaty forced China to open its ports to all foreigners, as well as establishing western immunity from Chinese law and persecution, and the transfer of the island of Hong Kong to British rule which further strengthened the island's role as a major hub of foreign trade, shipping and commerce. At the same time, the ship building industry was rapidly developing and the time period saw major innovations in cost and efficiency within the field. American shipwrights during this era were already building for speed and hold capacity, owing in part to the discovery of gold in California in 1847 and the massive emigration by ship from east coast to west coast of hopeful prospectors. The 1850 voyage of an American clipper in a record 97 days from Hong Kong to London is widely recognized as sparking the infamous Tea Races, a rivalry of speed and financial wealth between U.S. and British merchant houses that lasted well into the 1860's. British and American merchant ships vied for the quickest times from port to port, with higher prices being paid for cargo as the prize. American clippers were carrying half the trade of Shanghai during the period, but eventually, coupled with a slowly decreasing commercial demand for China products (South American coffee for example began to replace Chinese tea), the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861 effectively snuffed out the American role in the Tea Race competition. The atmosphere remained in the greater merchant marine community for another ten years however, with the most famous race of the period being the 1866 contest between the British ships the Taeping and the Ariel. The ships entered the English Channel side by side to great spectcle after covering 13,000 miles. The China Clipper era of the tea trade finally died out by 1870 due to further advancements in industrialization, marine steam engines and the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Major China exports included tea, porcelain and silk. Major imports included lumber, cotton and opium. Coal was also a key import to Asia in the mid 19th century, owing to increased manufacturing, industrialization and the building of railroads, as well as the need for cheap fuel for the civil war that happened in China as a result of the Taiping Rebellion (1850 - 1864). In the midst of this exciting era: the Chinese Civil War, the Opium Wars, the tail end of major American trade expansion, and the cusp of the outbreak of the American Civil War, and American bark named the Oriental sailed from New York on December 11, 1861, bound for Hong Kong with a cargo of coal. A passenger aboard this ship, Cornelius B. Gold of New York and Connecticut, kept a journal of the daily events aboard the merchant vessel. The journal provides a charming and informative account of a typical voyage to the Orient during this time period, and of sailor's lives aboard such a ship. His journal further provides a unique look at the life of the merchant sailor and of a westerner abroad in China, as well as of a young man gaining worldly, and seaworthy, experience.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
 43.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Autographed Letter Signed "J.C. Fremont

      , 1861. 1861. Unbound. 1 page, 7 x 4.5 inches, no place, June 13, 1861. Short note in a strong, flowing hand extending regrets at not being able to see the recipient. Usual folds and a chip on the accompanying blank page; very good condition. American explorer, Civil War major general, and Republican nominee for President in 1856.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
 44.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Über die Einstellungen des dioptrischen Apparates im menschlichen Auge.

      Wien 1861.. 5 (3 doppelblattgroße, 1 mehrfach gefaltete) Tafeln, 2 Abbildungen, VIII, 283 S. Halblederband d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel (Gelenke geplatzt).. Einzige Ausgabe. - Hirschberg VI, § 1241, S. 396 ff.; Albert/Norton 1169: "Published before either Donder's or Helmholtz's books on physiological optics, this work contained many new and important observations in the field of dioptrics. It contains a description of the structure of the emmetropic, myopic, and hyperopic eye, and the principles of accomodation." - Eingehend von Hirschberg gewürdigtes Werk des berühmten Ophthalmologen Eduard v. Jaeger (1818-84), dem u.a. die Einführung des Augenspiegels in die Praxis und die Entwicklung von Sehproben zu verdanken sind. - Innen sauberes und sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH vorm. L]
 45.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.