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        1861. Weaving Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson

      East Hampton, NY: , 2013. East Hampton, NY. 2013. Unique artist's book, on Richard de Bas cream paper, signed by the artist on the titlepage and dated. Page size: 6.5 x 10 inches; 60pp. Bound by Rhonda Miller: sewn into brown leather, housed in custom-made cloth over boards clamshell box by Joelle Webber. This is the second in a series of "woven" books by the artist, Barry McCallion. This "weaving" juxtaposes Whitman's "1861" with three poems by Emily Dickinson from the same year: "Wild nights," "What is 'paradise'" and "I taste a liquor never brewed-". The artist has taken published texts of these poems, printed them various papers, in many colors, cut them into strips, and woven them together in many different ways, in various shapes, some cut-out with text on following page visible, some reading vertically and some horizontally. The colorful collages become shaped poetry forming a tapestry of words. The artist tells us in his opening statement that he had expected them to take dissimilar positions but instead, "they wove a complement - two aspects, rare and necessary, of an American self." & The first year of the American Civil War affected one and all - from Whitman whose younger brother was fighting for the Union to Dickinson contemplating life after death and hoping to find sanctuary in another human being as well as nature. Death and war are here examined by two poets with their words creating images using words relevant today.

      [Bookseller: Priscilla Juvelis, Inc.]
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        Die Pathologie und Therapie der psychischen Krankheiten für Aerzte und Studirende. Zweite, umgearbeitete und sehr vermehrte Auflage.

      Stuttgart Verlag von Adolph Krabbe 1861 - Halbleder der Zeit auf 4 falschen Bünden mit Rückenvergoldung, Marmorpapierbezug und Schnittmarmorierung; Gr. 8°; VI 538 Seiten. Griesinger (1817-1868) gilt als Mitbegründer der modernen wissenschaftlichen Psychiatrie. Hier das Hauptwerk, in der maßgeblichen, vom Verfasser letztmalig bearbeiteten Fassung. Kanten beschabt, teils bestoßen; Block und Bindung fest und wohl gerundet; insgesamt gutes Exemplar. 910 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Fluck]
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        John Brown

      E. Dentu 1861 - Red leather spine over marbled boards. Marbled end pages. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Title within mourning borders. 8 p. Folding facsimile of Victor Hugo's letter asking that John Brown's life be spared. 23 cm. The photograph is a reduced reproduction of an engraving made by Paul Chenay from a sketch by Hugo, representing John Brown upon the gallows. French. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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        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. 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. 4000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Du Dandysme et de Georges Brummel

      Poulet-Malassis, Paris 1861 - In-12 (15 x 9,5 cm), [2 ff.]-XVI-169 pp., demi-veau d'époque (ou légèrement postérieure), dos à quatre nerfs orné de fleurons et dentelle dorés, tête dorée, non rogné, COUVERTURES CONSERVEES. PREMIERE EDITION MISE DANS LE COMMERCE, la seconde si l'on considère celle donnée par Trébutien chez Mancel à Caen en 1845, impirmée à 30 exemplaires seulement. Au regard de celle-ci, elle est en partie originale, avec notamment une nouvelle préface. Date de 1861 sur la page de titre, de 1862 sur la couverture. Petite restauration angulaire au premier plat de la couverture conservée. Bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Pottier]
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        [ARCHIVE OF LETTERS AND OTHER ITEMS RELATING TO THE CIVIL WAR SERVICE OF CONNECTICUT SOLDIER ALVAH GRANNISS]

      Various locations. 1861-1864.. Ninety-one letters; five photographs; three buttons, a wallet, and a pocket watch, together in a tin box. Light scattered soiling and wear. Overall very good. A volunteer from Fair Haven, Connecticut, Alvah Granniss enlisted in the First Battalion, Connecticut Cavalry in September 1861. Within just a few months, he was an expert shot stationed in the conflict zone in Virginia. In this extensive and interesting correspondence, Granniss describes his experiences as a tough-as-nails volunteer in an active cavalry regiment that began the war squaring off against guerrillas, advancing to take on the elusive Stonewall Jackson, and ending the war by escorting Ulysses Grant at Appomattox. Granniss' letters are marvelous snapshots of the career of an active federal cavalry unit, and are filled with details about both military life and interaction with Southern civilians. Granniss, to say the least, was not enthralled with the South. "We had a nice time in Pitsburgh," he wrote as they were traveling south for the first time, "the ladies of that place gave us refreshments. It was nice crossing the Aleghany mountains. Coal mines all along the road. The folks would come out of their log huts and wave their handkerchiefs. The [railroad] cars go up a grade of 12 miles and down a grade of 4 miles. I don't know as if I ever rode so fast as I did coming down that grade." As they neared Wheeling, however, there were ominous signs: "The barge that we come down the Ohio to Wheeling in has been shot into once when she had troops on and killed two men. The captain showed us the holes in the boat where the bullets struck. I see where the Secesh tore down the bridge that went across the river." Southern women were more ominous still: "The women is the worst you ever see," Granniss wrote, not pulling any punches. "They are surley as blazes. They wear Secesh aprons and shake little Secesh flags in our faces. The men is all in the Secesh army." He continues: "We are in advance of any regiment in this direction and we expect Jackson the rebel to retreat with his army this way. We are looking out every night for him... We was shooting pigs by the corn on the road trying our pistols you know. When they want any thing they go take it. Secesh cattle, sheep, and all such things. They are all Secesh here. They are Union when we are here and Secesh when we are gone." During the summer 1862, the 1st Connecticut was active in the Shenandoah Valley and the experiences facing off with Jackson sobered Granniss, who writes, "I am afraid that this war will be longer than you folks to home think. Our boys when the war broke out thought it was easy enough to lick the Secesh. But they must recollect that they are of the same nature that we are although on the wrong side they will fight." Their summer in the Valley was active. On June 17, he described an engagement with Ashby's cavalry: "Our cavalry and the Jersey cavalry made a charge on Ashby cavalry the other day and as they was making the charge the rebel infantry secreted in the rocks fired on to them. It cut the Jersey cavalry pretty bad but we did not lose many... Our cavalry fell back and then the rebel cavalry charged on them. Our boys waited till they got close up then they give them a volley and fell back... I'll tell you what it is Freemont has got the toughest cuss he ever had to deal with and that's Stonewall Jackson. If he aint the smartest General of the southern Confederacy I don't know who is." Sheridan's Valley Campaign of 1864 went better, and few days after the Battle of Winchester, Granniss wrote: "We have been marching and Johnys fighting us down in the valley ever since. I drew a horse as soon as I got to Washington... on the night of the 12th we crossed the Chain bridge went up the Loudon Valley went through the gap... never saw the Johnys until we got to outside of Winchester. We formed a line of battle and through out skirmishers and about nine oclock in the even. our battery opened on them and they have followed us along the lurey valley... We have been tip top and it was a splendid sight to witness there wheat stacks and hay burning the night we left outside of Winchester." Granniss apparently mustered out in late fall 1864 at the expiration of his term of service, having decided against reenlisting. In addition to Granniss' significant archive of letters home, the collection includes other Civil War-related items, including three letters from Granniss' brothers, both in the service. On Apr 26, 1863, Charlie Granniss (15th Connecticut) describes the Siege of Suffolk: "As soon as we were outside our picket line the 16th [Conn.] was deployed as skirmishers. We have gone this way but a short distance when our skirmishers and the rebel pickets began firing. The 15th was not to be left back long but they pushed forward so steady that they were soon up near the skirmishers. Away we went headlong over the fences and through the woods driving the enemy before us. When we had driven them back about two miles as we merged from a piece of heavy woods and were about to cross a large plowed lot we received a compliment from our rebellious cousins in the shape of a ten pound shell." Samuel H. Granniss (12th Connecticut) sent two good letters describing his experiences near Opelousas, La., and complaining of politics: "It seems the Copperheads are licked and I am glad of it. When men to this calling themselves democrats and nominate a man like Tom Seymour a traitor to his country you can count me out. I am not that class of democrat. Neither am I a lover of niggerism, but we must support the government in her trying hours as one man. After peace is restored then we can settle all party disputes at the ballot box and I am sure you will never find me a black republican although at present for the benefit of the country to whip out these rascals we must sustain the government in all its measures." Also included are three photographs of Alvah Granniss, including a sixth plate ambrotype of him in uniform, holding a cap in his right hand and a sword in his left; a carte-de- visite portrait of Granniss in uniform printed by Beers & Mansfield's in New Haven; a post-war tintype of Grannis in his later years; and a Civil War genre image titled The Berskshire Boys Return on verso. Plus three buttons, including US and Connecticut buttons, and a Granniss Family wallet with Memorandum in gilt on the inside flap. The lot also features an albumen photograph of the officers of Co. B from the 1st Connecticut Cavalry, measuring 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, on cream-colored mount trimmed down to an oval shape, with numbers 1-8 inked on mount and corresponding numbers and identifications on verso. The following officers are pictured: 1. Capt. Charles Farnsworth (Captured at Harpers Ferry); 2. 1st Lieut. Howell Atwater; 3. 2nd Lieut. Elbridge Colburn; 4. 1st Sgt. James W. Chaffee; 5. Quarter Master Sgt. William D. McDonald; 6. 1st Sgt. William Strong; 7. 1st Sgt. Jason D. Thompson; and 1st Sgt. David C. Hunt. The photo was taken between Feb. 17 and Sept. 10, 1862. Lastly, the lot includes a pocket watch from the Granniss family, with an early, indecipherable inked note tucked behind the back of the watch along with keys to wind and set the watch. An extensive and wonderful archive of a Civil War family.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        [ARCHIVE OF CIVIL WAR LETTERS WRITTEN BY LOUIS WEST FROELICK, A REPORTER EMBEDDED WITH THE 71st NEW YORK REGIMENT]

      Mostly at Washington, D.C. 1861-1862.. Twenty-five letters, comprising 94pp. total. Plus regimental photograph and and two other letters not by Froelick. Quarto and octavo sheets. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Light dampstaining to two letters and photograph, though rest of letters clean and fresh. Very good plus. A fine collection of entertaining letters by a New Yorker of German extraction, who was a reporter for the NEW YORK SUN embedded with the 71st New York Regiment. Froelick and his regiment were responsible for ferrying troops and supplies to Alexandria, but he did see real action at the Battle of Bull Run, vividly described here. He was clearly a curious and talkative fellow, with an eye for the ladies, and with an avid interest in the local monuments and institutions. In one letter he describes a trip to the White House (he was not impressed) and the Smithsonian. Of course, some portions or versions of his letters were published in the SUN, but they provide an unusual view of the infiltration of the army by the newspaper business. Indeed, many of Froelick's letters discuss the vicissitudes of his own shop (which apparently sold and distributed newspapers through carriers), and of the rivalry between carriers and newsstands for product, as if he were back in New York. Froelick's letters are datelined aboard the steamer Bugler, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, moored in and around Washington DC or Fort Monroe, Virginia (April 24 to July 30, 1861) and at Camp Martin near Georgetown (June 20 to August 26, 1862), and are primarily addressed to his friend and colleague at the SUN, Albert Wiggers. The letter describing the action at Bull Run, however, is addressed to his aunt in New York (July 30, 1861). He writes: "The battle had commenced before we entered the field. The last 5 miles of the march had been through a dense wood through which nothing could be seen. - but the thunder of the guns could be heard a long distance from the field and some of the cannon shot fell near our ranks before we reached it ... the men on delivering their fire would fall back from the brow of the hill, lay on the ground and load, then forward and fire: by this means falling back and laying on the ground, we escaped the worst of the fire of the enemy, their balls went over our heads. At one time, two Alabama Regts attempted to charge up the hill, but we met them with such a galling fire, the few that did not fall, retreated in quick time to the woods.... After fighting for an hour the enemy left the field so we fell back to the wood and rested; then there was a rush to the well in front of the hospital for water, hundreds struggling to get their cups filled from a little bucket.... The heat and exertion caused an intolerable thirst, it was nothing but drink - drink - drink, no matter how muddy the water, or where it came from, drink we must." The photograph shows Froelick with members of his regiment, taken in 1861. An interesting and extensive collection of letters from the Civil War correspondent. An inventory with highlights of the content is available on request.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        CAUSERIES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES

      Paris: Belloc, (1861). First ed. 16mo., 129 pp. Printed wrappers. A segment of the front wrapper, which was lacking, has been replace with no loss of text; author/title in holograph was added to the spine. A tear on the title page has been repaired on the blank recto, which also bears a single ink stamp reading "duplicate". Housed in a newly made cloth clamshell box with label on spine. Auguste Belloc, born in Paris in 1800, was a portrait miniaturist, watercolor painter and photographer of the nude. He took up making portraits with the daguerreotype and calotype processes by 1851. Belloc was one of the founding members of the Société Française de Photographie. In the 1850's he was inventing, manufacturing and selling photographic supplies and equipment, which he continued until his death in 1868. In 1869 Gaudenzio Marconi, who took over Belloc's sky lit studio, reproduced and published Belloc's exquisite nudes. Belloc was also a writer on photographic theory, processes, and techniques. Here Belloc covers the apparatus and sensitized materials used for "informal" photographic subjects, including a formulary. At the end is a (20 pp.) list of his photographic products for sale. OCLC locates only 10 copies worldwide

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        Sketches of Lower North Carolina

      Raleigh: Printed at The Institution for the Deaf & Dumb & theBlind, 1861. First Edition. Original wraps. Good +. First Edition. Original wraps. 8vo. 296pp. Original printed wrappers (not stitched). A few tiny spots to the cover. Paper spine is worn. First 80 page section is split on spine and almost separated. Light toning and light scattered foxing to interior. Previous owner old pencil signature on front free endpaper. Wraps protected by mylar.& & Howes R 492; Parrish & Willingham 6140. Ruffin was considered the "father of modern scientific agronomy" and radical advocate of State's Rights.

      [Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA]
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        Autograph Letter signed, to General G. T. Beauregard

      Richmond, Va: September 20, 1861. Irregular browning. Approximately 8-1/8” x 5”.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        The City of the Saints and Across the Rocky Mountains to California

      London Longman Green, Longman, and Roberts 1861. Ex lib. with usual marks and stamps but in overall VG condition. Plate missing facing page 116 (Indians). Minor tape repairs to pages 145 and 225 First Edition Blue hardback cloth cover. Library rebind 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 707pp. 8 plates, 9 text illustrations and 2 fold out of maps/plans.

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        "A Series of Thirty-five large & very old Woodcuts printed from a set of ancient engraved blocks by thr late Mr. Sams, at Nurenburgh - with letterpress description at the foot of each, taken from Wicliffe's Testament-circa 1450-60." [Ink inscription on front free endpaper.]

      Nurenburg, ca. mid-19th century. (WOODCUTS) Small 4to. 35 woodcuts, with text below printed in red. Contemporary cloth. Signed "Samuel John Mears May 30, 1861" on front free endpaper . A 19th-century impression of what are probably 16th-century woodblocks illustrating scenes from the New Testament

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Great Expectations

      Chapman and Hall, London 1861 - First Edition, First Printing, fifth issue. This copy is SIGNED by Charles Dickens on a laid in envelope. Three volumes, including the publisher's catalog dated August 1861 at the rear of Volume III. Bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's ribbed purple cloth binding, with ruling and decorations in blind to boards, lettering and decorations in gilt to spine. Each volume with bright boards, toning to the spines, wear to the extremities, some light rubbing across. Volume I, with spine cracked at front hinge, former owner's signature to the dedication page. Volumes II and III each starting at front hinges, former owner's signature to the title pages. Each volume with otherwise intact spines and extremely bright and clean interiors. This copy has the majority of the first issue points, with only a few of the corrections that were made after the first issue. Overall, a clean and attractive set, extremely rare in the unsophisticated publisher's cloth. Smith I, 14. Great Expectations was originally published serially in All the Year Round, the author's literary magazine, in thirty-six weekly issues from December 1860-August 1861. It is one of Dickens' two novels that was not illustrated in the first book edition, the other being Hard Times. The first issue of the first edition, published on July 6, 1861, was followed by four subsequent issues of the same edition, published on August 5, August 17, September 21, and October 30 of the same year. Smith notes that "These first five issues were probably printed at a single impression and published with altered title pages to imply and encourage a rapid sale In all five issues, the same misprints persist." Thus, the first five issues are essentially the same first edition with varying title pages, printed simultaneously and issued in successive intervals. While some of the first issue's misprints were fixed, the corrections were not all-encompassing, yielding a variety of misprints and corrections in the first issues. For example, this volume contains some of the later issue corrections, but includes an earlier catalog that was also published in earlier issues. The first issue, which included a print run of 1,000 copies was "almost entirely taken up by the libraries," leaving only a few hundred copies for private ownership and increasing the rarity of a privately-owned later issue of the first printing. Great Expectations is Dickens' thirteenth novel. Like his 1850 novel David Copperfield, it is a bildungsroman that follows the protagonist's life from childhood to adulthood and is written entirely in the first-person. Great Expectations tells the story of a young orphan boy named Pip and his "great expectations" of becoming a gentleman and receiving his benefactor's wealth and property. A classic Victorian novel, Great Expectations features many of Dickens' recurring themes, including orphans, prison life, and Victorian society. Overall, a solid unrestored, uniform set, all original and not made up or supplied from other copies. An affordable copy in collector's condition. We buy Dickens First Editions!!! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Règles du soufrage de la vigne et résultats d'observations nouvelles sur le soufre et l'oidium

      Bordeaux: chez les successeurs de Th. Lafargue, 1861. First edition, 12mo, ix, 130pp., 1 folding table and 1 folding plate showing a vine and the equipment used for treating diseases, original printed wrappers, uncut, a very good copy. A rare little work - OCLC locates only the copy at the Bibliothèque Nationale.

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        The City of the Saints and Across the Rocky Mountains to California

      London: Longman Green, Longman, and Roberts. Ex lib. with usual marks and stamps but in overall VG condition. Plate missing facing page 116 (Indians). Minor tape repairs to pages 145 and 225. 1861. First Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. Library rebind. 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 707pp. 8 plates, 9 text illustrations and 2 fold out of maps/plans. .

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        Tratado Pratico e Compendiario das Aguas dos Rios Publicos

      1861. Rare Portuguese Treatise on Water Law Almeida e Sousa de Lobao, Manuel de. Tratado Pratico e Compendiario das Aguas dos Rios Publicos, Fontes Publicas, Ribeiros e Nascentes d'Ellas: Obra Apurada, Em que se Adopta o Mais Racionavel da Legislacao Romana, Cortado o que Hoje e Reprovado Pelo uso Moderno das Nacoes. Com Dois Indices, Um dos Capitulos, Outro das Conclusoes mais Notaveis e com Duas Dissertacoes Analogas Primeira Sobre as Aguas Pluviaes Segunda Sobre as Aguas Subterraneas. Lisbon: Imprensa Nacional, 1861. xxiv, 195 pp. Octavo (8" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep treated to look like tree calf, lettering pieces and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled endpapers. A few shallow scuffs to boards, some rubbing to extremities with wear to spine ends and corners, front joint starting at ends, boards somewhat bowed, rear hinge cracked but secure, small worm hole to front free endpaper and title page. Some toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. Early owner name to fore-edge of text block, internally clean. Ex-library. Fragment of shelf label to spine, fragment of bookplate to front free endpaper. A solid copy of a rare title. * This appears to have been a respected work. It was cited by jurists in Portugal and Brazil and reprinted in 1911. It is quite rare today, however. KVK locates a handful of both editions worldwide, none in North America. OCLC locates one copy in North America (at Yale Law School). We located other copies at UC-Berkeley Law School, Harvard Law School, which has the 1911 edition. Not in the British Museum Catalogue.

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        SILAS MARNER

      1861. The Weaver of Raveloe. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. 16 pp undated ads + 4 pp (Carlyle) ads bearing January 1861 reviews. Original blind-stamped orange-brown cloth. First Edition of George Eliot's only single-volume novel ("a short and simple one, but flawlessly fashioned").~SILAS MARNER is a novel of remarkable quality. Idyllic, certainly, but nowhere does it strain belief or offer coincidence as a resolution... There is not a superfluous line in the narrative and the book has charm, a quality rarely found in the work of the great Victorian novelists. [CGEL]~This was George Eliot's third novel, following ADAM BEDE and THE MILL ON THE FLOSS (published in the prior two years, also by Blackwood); after SILAS MARNER she would temporarily abandon her successful environment of rural England, and fail miserably with ROMOLA, sited in Italy.~This copy is in Carter's "binding A," with the more elaborate giltwork on the spine (a variation also present on Eliot's two prior novels); Carter theorizes that if either binding preceded the other, it would have to be "A", but acknowledges that the two may have been concurrent. (In our experience "A" is certainly the scarcer, in any event.) This copy has the two leaves of Alexander Carlyle ads at the rear; these extra leaves appear only in some copies, and in some cases they are bound in at the front instead.~This is an attractive copy, fine except very slight dustiness and a few small cello-stains on the front paste-down (that endpaper also bears a hair-line crack). The leaves have very little foxing. Baker & Ross A6.1.a; Sadleir 819 ("B" binding); Wolff 2063 (binding not specified); Carter BV pp 110-112. Housed in a custom morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise.

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        VIAJEROS ANTIGUOS Y MODERNOS, O COLECCIÓN DE LAS RELACIONES DE VIAJES LOS MAS INTERESANTES E INSTRUCTIVOS, DESDE EL SIGLO QUINTO ANTES DE JESUCRISTO HASTA EL DIEZ Y NUEVE: CON BIOGRAFIAS, NOTAS E INDICACIONES ICONOGRAFICAS (2 TOMOS).

      J. Sierra Ponzano, Editor., Madrid 1861 - Obra completa en dos volumenes Encuadernacion en media piel de epoca, 4 hojas con arrugas en margen superior sin afectar al texto, alguna manchita de oxido; buen estado de conservacion. EL PROGRESO INTELECTUAL: BIBLIOTECA ILUSTRADA DE INSTRUCCIÓN Y RECREO. Tamaño: 22,5 x 15 cm., 432 pag. 5 laminas cromolitografias = 254 pag. + 16 laminas con cromolitografias. VIAJES

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        Ornithologie du Canada. D'après la Nomenclature de Baird

      Québec: Atelier Typographique de J.T. Brousseau, 7, rue Buade (First Part); Imprimé par E.R. Fréchette 21, rue la Montagne (Second Part), 1861 - "There are 2 practically identical editions of this early and important, systematic work on the birds of Canada. The first edition was published in April, 1860, the second printing in May, 1861." Wood. "One of the earliest books on birds in Canada." Lande Seconde Edition. 12mo. 104, [2]; v, [1], v, [1], 101-398, [1]. Contemporary quarter crimson morocco and marbled boards, small stain on fore-edge. Bookplate. Wood p.431; not in Ayer; Lande, First Supplement S 1275 (First Edition); TPL 4073 (First edition) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Print]. Presidents of the United States.

      [Philadelphia]: Published by F. Bouclet, 1861.. Sheet size: 27 x 21 (68 x 53 cm); image size: 24 1/2 x 18 3/4 (62 x 47.5 cm). First edition. Chromolithograph on wove paper. Reilly, American Political Prints: 1861-13. A large, patriotic, and symbolic print issued around the time of Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration containing a central allegorical scene is surrounded by oval portraits of the first sixteen presidents of the United States, with George Washington at the top and a beardless Abraham Lincoln at the bottom which may explain why, though now a considered one of the most beautiful prints of the images of American Presidents, it did not sell, as the new president was sporting a beard, and not clean-shaven as he was when Matthew Brady took this image on February 27, 1860, the day of his speech at Cooper Union in New York. The print "both commemorates Lincoln?s election and recognizes the challenges and opportunities facing the 16th president.. The 16 presidential portraits encircle symbols of the republic at a time when a divided nation faced secession and civil war. In the center, Columbia holds a shield and liberty cap, the latter being a symbol both of revolution and of freed slaves. A bald eagle grasps arrows and an olive branch and carries a ribbon with the motto 'E Pluribus Unum.' The Capitol dome (shown completed at a time when it was still unfinished) symbolizes the founding of the democratic republic while a steamship symbolizes development and progress. The allegorical images relate to concepts that Lincoln expressed in his first inaugural address; that seceding and breaking the Constitution, would be a step backward, not forward, and violates the very principles of the Union, a Union which is 'older than the Constitution.' By commemorating Lincoln?s election and illustrating the troubled and complex scene he faced, this chromolithograph encapsulates the spirit of Lincoln?s presidency, " Erin Mast, Curator (?My Abraham Lincoln? Exhibition at President Lincoln?s Cottage Museum, 2009). OCLC locates only two copies, a Minn. Library and the Library of Congress. A very good copy, small, faint stain on left margin, minor edge wear with a few tiny tears, colors vibrant.

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        Memoria sobre EL ORIGEN DEL FERRO-CARRIL DE ZARAGOZA Á BARCELONA.

      1861 - Sin lugar, sin año. (1861). 4º m., 250 x 160 mm, plena seda, en plano anterior nombre del autor, ejemplar dedicado al Rey con superlibris real. Cortes dorados. 36 p.  Ferrocarril, Barcelona, Zaragoza

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        Dictionnaire du notariat (13 vols + 2 suppléments) vol I à XIII : de Aban à Wara, suppléments I A-Cha, II Che-E

      L'administration du journal des notaires et des avocats 1861 - Bon Etat, manque trois suppléments,bords très légèrement frottés, tranche légèrement salie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Life of William Scoresby

      London, Edinburgh, & New York: T. Nelson & Sons, 1861. 8vo. Frontis., engr. title-page, ix, [1 (blank)] pp., fold. map, pp. [9]–406 pp., 5 color plates. Scoresby-Jackson (bap. 1833, d. 1867) was a physician and geographer and the nephew of William Scoresby, the famed Arctic explorer. DNB online says of him and this work: "He remains best-known for his life of his uncle, William Scoresby, published in 1861. It is a sympathetic account of a man who captured the public imagination for his lonely scientific endeavours and selfless following of his Christian vocation." The work is illustrated with a frontispiece portrait, a folding map of the coast of Greenland and part of the Arctic Circle, and five plates in color (notably "ice blue") of snow flakes, ice floes, an atmospheric phenomenon, and two views of different parts of the Greenland coast. Sabin 35452 & 78184. Publisher's purple textured cloth, boards blind embossed and front one with a gilt center device; spine sunned; lettered in gilt. Top of spine with small loss of cloth and an excellent repair; one plate with a separated sliver of tissue-guard adhered to it. Ex–social club library: call number on endpaper, very light rubber- and pressure-stamp on title-page, pressure-stamp on another page, light rubber stamp on map, no other markings. A good++ copy.

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        A Practical Treatise on Military Surgery

      New York: Baillière Brothers. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed. Minor wear to spine ends. Contents firm. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Library with minimal marking. 1861. First Edition. Brown hardback embossed cloth cover. 240mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 232pp. + ads. Wood-cuts within the text. Contains chapters on General Hygiene of Troops; Gunshot Wounds; Amputations; Hospitals; Bivouac Accommodation; Hospital Gangrene; Dysentery ; Scorbutus and Scurvy. .

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        A History (in the form of a diary) of the War of 1861 (American Civil War): Vol. I May 22 to July 21, 1861; Vol. II July 21 to Oct 1, 1861; Vol. III Oct. 1 to Dec 5, 1861; Vol. IV Dec 5, 1861 to March 25, 1862; Vol. V March 25 to June 1, 1862

      1861. Hardcover diaries.. Poor condition. All bindings lack spines and show great general wear. 3 of the diary covers are detached./No jackets.. Hand drawn maps throughout.. Interior: Ink faded.

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        Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores or Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland during the Middle Ages., Bände 1, 2, 3 , 6, 7 der 8-bändigen Edition. Edited by J. S. Brewer.

      London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1861 ff. - 5 Bände. Aus dem Nachlass von Michael Richter. Mit Namensstempel auf Vorsatz. Papierbedingt gebräunt. Mit vielfältigen Korrekturen und Anmerkungen Richters. Beiliegend: Diverse Notizzettel in allen Bände - Schmankerl: Brief eines Privatgelehrten, der sich für die Beschreibung von Bibern bei Gerald interessiert. - Inhalt: Band 1: DE REBUS A SE GESTIS -- INVECTIONUM LIBELLUS -- SYMBOLUM ELECTORUM -- DE GIRALDO ARCHIDIACONO MENEVENSI -- EPISTOLA AD ST. LANGTON -- EPISTOLA AD CAPITULUM HEREFORDENSE DE LIBRIS SUIS -- CATALOGUS BREVIOR LIBRORUM -- RETRACTATIONES. - Band 2: GEMMA ECCLESIASTICA: DISTINCT. I -- DISTINCT. II. - Bnad 3: DE INVECTIONIBUS, LIB. IV. -- DE MENEVENSI ECCLESIA DIALOGUS -- VITA S. DAVID - APPENDIX. - Band 6: PREFACE: PART I., MANUSCRIPTS -- PART II., HISTORY, VALUE, &C., OF THESE WELSH TREATISES -- COLLATION OF THE PAGES OF CAMDEN AND WHARTON, WITH THOSE OF THE PRESENT EDITION -- ITINERARIUM KAMBRAE: LIBER I. -- LIBER II. -- DESCRIPTIO KAMBRIAE: LIBER I. -- LIBER II. -- GLOSSARY I, OF UNUSUAL WORDS -- GLOSSARY II., OF NAMES OF PERSONS AND PLACES. - Band 7: VITA S. REMIGII -- VITA S. HUGONIS -- APPENDICES: REMIGIUS'S PROFESSION TO LANFRANC -- OBTTUARY, TWELFTH CENTURY, LINCOLN CATHEDRAL -- CATALOGUE OF BOOKS, TWELFTH CENTURY, LINCOLN CATHEDRAL -- LEGENDA OF ST. HUGH -- SCHALBY'S LIVES OF BISHOPS OF LINCOLN -- INDULGENCES, BY HUGH AND OTHERS, TO CONTRIBUTORS TO LINCOLN CATHEDRAL, AND TRANSLATION OF ST. HUGH -- WILL OF BISHOP HUGH DE WELLS -- BISHOP GRAVESEND'S BENEFACTIONS -- VARIOUS READINGS OF PART OF THE BROWNLOW MS. OF THE MAGNA VITA S, HUGONIS. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 3550 Fadengehefteter Originalpappband mit Lederrücken.

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        Notes on the Antiquities of Devonshire which date before the Norman Conquest. [First and Sole Edition in book form]. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH A.L.s

      W Roberts, Exeter, 1861. 8vo., First Edition, with a tipped-in illustration and large folding engraved map on cloth, COLOURED BY HAND IN OUTLINE, map lightly foxed, tiny later signature on front free endpaper; original green coarse-grain cloth, printed paper label on upper cover, printed paper label (lightly browned but entirely legible) on backstrip, red sprinkled edges, yellow endpapers, upper hinge cracked (but binding entirely sound), a splendid, crisp, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON TITLE AND A LONG A.L.s TIPPED-IN AT END. With a contemporary sheet folded to 4pp containing a manuscript list in a very neat scholarly hand of 69 'ancient camps or hill fortresses in the County of Devon' and enclosing a separate manuscript plan of Milber Down Camp near Newton Abbot. With the author's memorial bookplate, and trade ticket of Exeter Rare Books, on front paste-down. This valuable work appeared originally as a series of articles in Trewman's 'Exeter Flying Post' newspaper. A SPLENDID AND UNIQUE PRESENTATION COPY. Rare. Brockett 17040. Astonishingly, not in Anderson. . Catalogs: topography: devonshire.

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        Storia di Milano dall'origine ai nostri giorni e cenni storico-statistici sulle città e province lombarde

      Pirotta,, Milano, 1861 - Otto parti legate in quattro volumi di cm. 18, pp. 2.500 ca. complessive. Con una grande carta geografica incisa e più volte ripiegata fuori testo. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a nervi con titoli, fregi e filetti in oro. Esemplare fresco e genuino, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Prima edizione di quest'opera in cui Cusani offre un ampio panorama su avvenimenti storici, artistici, letterari, e scientifici che hanno caratterizzato la città di Milano. Cfr. cat. Hoepli 656. Non comune soprattutto in tale stato di conservazione e ben legato come il presnete esemplare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The City of the Saints and Across the Rocky Mountains to California

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861. First edition. 707pp. Octavo [23 cm] Publisher's green pebbled cloth with the title and bands gilt on the backstrip, and a gilt beehive on the front board. Complete with both of the fold-out maps and all of the plates. Both fold-outs are in nice condition with no tearing or discoloration. All eight of the full page plates are present with the original tissue guards. Book is in near fine condition. Small former owner's stamp in ink at the head of the half-title. & After traveling through the Holy Land, Burton turned his eyes to the Great Basin. The book tells of the noted adventurer's travels through Indian country to visit Salt Lake City and study the polygamous practices of the Mormons there. A high spot of Western American travel.& & The Deseret News of August 29, 1860 wrote of Burton's arrival "Capt. Burton will probably remain ten or twelve days in the Territory. The captain is a traveler of distinction, generally known as the Hajee Burton, pilgrim to Mecca, explorer of Hurrur, and discoverer of the great Central African Lakes." & & According to Wagner: "The Captain started on this excursion from St. Joe on the 7th of August, 1860, and arrived at Salt Lake, August 25. He remained in Utah only about a month but had enough to write some 300pp. about the Mormons, having a rather sympathetic leaning toward them. After stopping at Carson and Virginia City a few days he went on to California. The appendix contains a number of Mormon Documents and a Mormon chronology. The foot notes , pp. 250-263. have for the period, an extensive Mormon bibliography." Flake/Draper 1027. Howes B1033. Wagner-Camp 370. Wheat 1021.

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        Contributions to the discussions]. In Proceedings of the Fourth Session of the International Statistical Congress

      Eyre and Spottiswoode, London 1861 - [Babbage, Charles.] [Contributions to the discussions]. In Proceedings of the Fourth Session of the International Statistical Congress (London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode . . . for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1861): 380, 381, 383, 394. With: Letter to Dr Farr, on the origin of the International Statistical Congresses. In ibid: 505-7. Half calf, marbled boards ca. 1861, spine renewed. Whole volume. xix [3], 548pp. 294 x 242 mm. Bookplate. First edition. Babbage, a member of the International Statistical Congress's organization commission, made four contributions to the discussions held at the Congress, which took place in London in July of 1860. The first two had to do with statistical methodogy, specifically, the way of delineating statistical information on paper. Babbage proposed the adoption of "dots and broken lines" as a way of distinguishing different lines in a black-and-white printed chart when color printing was not affordable. He stated that thirty years before he had constructed a drawing pen for this purpose, which could hold a series of fifteen small wheels on which different variants of dots and broken lines were inscribed. Babbage's second suggestion consisted of arguments, illustrated with examples from Scheutz's calculating machine (which Babbage was quick to point out was "now at work in the adjacent building"), in favor of "signs" resembling the thing signified. This basically was an indirect argument for the use of his system of mechanical notation, or some similar system, in the design drawings of complex machinery. From the published comments after Babbage's remark it would appear that this argument was not understood. Babbage also drew attention to the inventions of M. Guerry, who had devised a simple arithmetical machine for tabulating statistical results done by human computers. In addition, he proposed the compilation of an English dictionary, by England, her colonies, and America, for the prevention of the formation of separate dialects. Here Babbage was attempting to regulate words that came into usage in order to standardize language and make communication more efficient. His ultimate goal was a universal language: "The existence of different languages is a great evil; it is the destruction of a certain amount of the intellect of mankind, which is thus consumed by the friction that the different languages create. . . . whatever is most likely to become the universal language I would support, because I am convinced an immense quantity of time and talent is lost by the diversity of languages" (p. 394).Babbage's letter on the origin of the international statistical congresses, and the role that he had played in their early development, was addressed to the statistician William Farr, who at the time was using the Scheutz Engine no. 3 to compile his English Life Table. Farr, a member of the Congress's executive committee, contributed a preface to this volume of the Proceedings, in which he acknowledged the "valuable contributions to the science" made by Babbage and others.This congress and its Proceedings included the contributions of numerous significant scientists active at the time, including Florence Nightingale and Alphonse Quetelet. Not in Van Sinderen. Hyman 1982, 260. When we last checked four copies of this publication were cited in OCLC. Origins of Cyberspace 81. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter signed, to General G. T. Beauregard

      Richmond, Va: September 20, 1861. Irregular browning. Approximately 8-1/8? x 5?.

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        KALADLIT OKALLUALLIAIT kalâdlisut kablunâtudio--Grönlandske Folkesagn, opskrevne og meddeelte af Indfølte med dansk Over sættelse. [Greenland Legends]

      Goodthaab Greenland:: Noungme,, 1861. First Edition. Very Good+ volume in original printed flexible board binding with wear, spotting & stamp on cover. Complete with 12 extraordinary lithographic plates printed recto only, as issued. Between 1859 and 1863, Rink produced four collections of local Greenland folktales. This is the Third Volume of that series. 8vo. [8], 156, [3], 12 Lithographic Plates pp. A Rare early Greenland imprint.

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        THE CITY OF THE SAINTS And Across the Rocky Mountains to California

      Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts 1861 Light rubbing to extremities. Hinges weakening. Small stamp to half title page and dedication page. First and last few pages a bit yellowed. ; Green cloth with gilt vignette and gilt spine lettering. Numerous illustrations and one fold-out map; 8vo; 707 pages

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        [Alabama-Confederate imprint] Acts of the Called Session of the General Assembly of Alabama, Held in the City of Montgomery, Commencing on the Second Monday in January, 1861

      Shorter & Reid (state printers), 1861. [Alabama-Confederate imprint]. 161 (1)pp., bound in ¼ calf over plain paper covered boards, red morocco spine label gilt, spine rubbed and shipped at foot, boards rubbed and spotted with a couple of small piece of paper torn away, faint contemporary owner's name, first few leaves browned otherwise clean. Andrew B. Moore was Governor, A.B. Meek was Speaker of the House of Representatives and J.D. Rather was President of the Senate. Codes amended such as: #24, section 1045: Free Colored Mariners guilty of a misdemeanor for serving on any other vessel than the one to which he belongs, punishable by trial of 100 lashes, master of vessel to pay all cost and fines. #25, section 1, 2 & 3. Pertaining to the punishment of liquor sales to Free Negros and slaves. [Parrish & Willingham-#2620]. Illus. by Montgomery, AL. Octavo.

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        RULES AND ARTICLES FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ARMY OF VIRGINIA

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

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        HANDBOEK VOOR DE KENNIS VAN DEN SCHEEPS BOUW

      Amsterdam., 1861.. b/w engraving, plans. Color plate, plus atlas. “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.

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        The Red Kangaroo. Macropus Rufus

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

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        Tales of All Countries [First Series] [And:] Tales of All Countries, Second Series

      Chapman & Hall. Hardcover. London, 1861 and 1863. 8vos, publisher's green cloth, 312 + 371 pp. Front covers ruled in gilt with central floral arabesque, spines lettered and diapered in gilt. A complete set in a variant extra-gilt cloth binding not listed in Sadleir 12 & 16. Quite scarce thus. Head of spine on first volume chipped, joints on first volume mostly split, bookplate on front pastedown. Second volume is very good plus with minimal normal wear. . Very Good. 1861. First Edition.

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        EXPLORATIONS AND ADVENTURES IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA. With Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People, and of the Chace of the Gorilla, Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals

      Albemarle Street, London: John Murray, 1861. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. This is the first edition of the first book to introduce the gorilla to the world. The author, Paul Belloni Du Chaillu (183? - 1903), is one of the more fascinating stories of Victorian era exploration. Du Chaillu's father was a French trader, his mother reportedly African. As a teenager in Africa, Du Chaillu met and lived with a missionary who had discovered a gorilla skull in 1847. Du Chaillu decided to pursue the then virtually unknown Gorilla, spending three years on an expedition and emerging from the African interior in 1859 with 20 stuffed gorillas. The gorilla's resemblance to humans astonished the public and scientific community and the timing corresponded fortuitously with Darwin's publication of "On the Origin of Species" later that year. Dynamic, young, and a compelling storyteller (his misrepresentation of the gorilla as "some hellish dream creature" endured for many decades) Du Chaillu initially found fame in London. But he was soon vigorously attacked, first for his amateurism and errors, then more personally for his suspected non-white ancestry. To vindicate his reputation, Du Chaillu led a second expedition to Africa, which ended disastrously, with his expedition members inadvertently spreading smallpox and Du Chaillu escaping with little more than his notes. Nonetheless, Du Chaillu was able to silence many critics and restore some of his reputation. Here is the first edition of Du Chaillu's book, which introduced the gorilla to the world beyond West Africa. This copy is bound in contemporary full leather with brown leather spine and corners over brown pebble grain leather boards with marbled page edges and endpapers. With 73 black and white illustrations, including a folding frontispiece of a gorilla - notably the first ever published illustration of the animal - and a folding map at the rear. Condition is good plus - sound but showing general wear to the corners, hinges, and spine. The hinges are tender but holding. The contents are very good indeed - clean and bright with minor spotting confined to prelims. The map and all illustrations are all present.

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        Report upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858

      Government Printing Office, Washington DC 1861 - Quarto. 131, 14, 154, 30, 6, 31 (1)pp. Complete with all maps and plates. Rebacked with black cloth retaining front and back covers; the original blind stamped decorative cloth cover with gilt stamped side-wheeler on front and blind stamped eagle and decor on back cover laid down. Gilt lettering on spine. Two large lithographed folding maps of Colorado River of the West, profile of route from the Big Sandy to the Colorado north of the Needles, and frontispiece lithograph. Senate and preferred issue. An elaborate report of the survey in 5 parts, bound into one volume, plus appendixes. Includes geological, botanical and zoological data. Generously illustrated with 8 fine lithographed folding panoramas, 8 chromolithographed plates, 7 of them depictions of Indians, and 16 lithographed plates of views and fossils from sketches by H. B. Mollhausen (complete). In addition there are 68 in-text woodcuts drawn by J. J. Young from sketches by Messrs. Mollhausen and Egloffstein. Binding rubbed with light wear along edges and bumps at corners. Gilt side-wheeler partially faded, so is spine but with clear gilt lettering. Light foxing of maps and profile. Starting between maps which are reinforced with 2" tape at folds. Penned dedication on verso of profile. Lithographs with light soiling along edges, at times in margins, not affecting images. Book block with light age-toning and offsetting on pages opposite to panoramic fold-outs. Very light sporadic foxing. Binding and interior in overall good to good+ condition. 'Joseph C. Ives (1829-1868) was promoted to first lieutenant in 1857 and named to lead the expedition up the Colorado River to develop potential routes of supply in the event of a war between the national government and the Mormon settlements in Utah. Ives' expedition included John Strong Newberry as naturalist, Heinrich Balduin Mollhausen as artist and unofficial diarist, and F. W. Egloffstein as topographer' (DANB). Ives is known for being the engineer and architect of the Washington National Monument. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Andrews’ Illustrations of the West Indies. Vol. II. Description of the Islands in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and Florida

      London: Day and Son, [1861]. . First edition, volume II only (of 2), oblong folio, (iv), 79, (1) pp. 22 chromolithographed plates, 2 double page, showing 44 images. One text leaf cut at the inner margin and detached, another with repair to the top and bottom margins, several plates with wear to edges and careful repairs, not affecting the images, some mostly light foxing. Original gilt titled blind stamped cloth, a little worn, later cloth spine. Containing beautifully coloured images of Barbados, Tobago, Demerara, Trinidad, Grenada, Grenadines, St. Vincent’s, St. Lucia, Dominique, Antigua, Nevis, Montserrat, St. Kitts, the Virgin Islands, St. Domingo, Cuba and Mexico. Sabin 1517.

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        Erinnerung an Berlin.

      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.

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        New Guide Map of the United States & Canada. With Railroads, Counties Etc

      New York: Colton, & Chicago: Rufus Blanchard, 1861. Period color, 30¼ x 34¾ inches, folding into gilt-stamped dark brown cloth covers. Fine condition. Not in Rumsey

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        Du dandysme et de G. Brummell

      Paris: Poulet-Malassis, 1861. Livre. Très bon. demi-reliure. Dédicacé par l'auteur. Edition en partie originale. Paris, Poulet-Malassis, 1861 (1862 à la couverure). 16 x 9,5 cm (R), petit in-12, XVI - 169 pp., reliure légèrement postérieure (vers 1880) de demi-chagrin brun, dos lisse orné d'un fer reprenant presque à l'identique la marque au poulet de Poulet-Malassis, tête dorée, couvertures conservées. Deuxième édition, augmentée, la première mise dans le commerce (l'originale, publiée en 1845 ne fut tirée qu'à 30 exemplaires), ici avec la couverture rose-saumon à la date de 1862. On a truffé l'exemplaire : 1) d'un ENVOI autographe signé de Barbey d'Aurevilly à Gabriel Routurier, à l'encre rouge, 2) des deux figures de la troisième édition (Lemerre, 1879) : portraits de l'auteur et de Georges Brummell gravés à l'eau-forte par Martinez. Intéressante reliure portant un fleuron à l'imitation presque exacte de la marque de Poulet-Malassis, probablement fondu pour un collectionneur des livres publiés par cet éditeur légendaire. Un bel exemplaire, très agréablement enrichi (petits frottis aux mors, annotations bibliographiques anciennes au revers du 1er feuillet blanc). (VICAIRE, I, 290-291).

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