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      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      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.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Auger Down Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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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

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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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        A Practical Treatise on Military Surgery

      New York Bailliere Brothers 1861. 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 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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        Framley Parsonage

      London: Smith, Elder & Co.,, 1861. 3 volumes, octavo. Original purple clooth, gilt decorated titles to spine, geometric panel blindstamped to sides. 16 page advertisements dated April 1861 to the rear of volume 3. Six engraved plates after illustrations by J. Edgar Millais. Covers faded, spines especially so, loss to cloth at spine ends, extremities lightly rubbed, occasional very mild spotting but remarkably clean inside. A good set in the original cloth. First edition, first impression. 4th in the Barchester Sequence, and an important Victorian novel, Framley Parsonage is 11th in Sadleir's list of comparative rarities. It was never reprinted in this format.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Les Talismans de la beauté.

      Chez l'Auteur, Paris 8611 - Paris, Chez l'Auteur, 1861, in-4, demi-chagrin vert, tranches dorées, dos orné, 102 pp. Ouvrage sur l'origine des parfums et des cosmétiques, indiquant leurs propriétés et leur action sur l'organisme et dans lequel l'auteur donne quelques conseils sur la bonne utilisation des produits de la Maison Violet. Envoi de Louis Claye. Fente au mors et légère usure au dos, rousseurs internes. Livres

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        The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount of St. Albans, and Lord High Cancellor of England

      Brown and Taggard, Boston, 1861. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 15 volumes attractively bound in half brown morocco over marbled boards. Scattered light wear, surface scuffs, wear and light bumps at corners, etc., bookplates to endpapers, small tape repair to one endpaper. An attractive and well preserved set overall. In English and Latin, glosses in English. A few plates and frontis portraits. Size: Octavo (8vo). 15-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Literature & Literary. Inventory No: 044301. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

      [Bookseller: Pazzo Books]
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        The Contraband Schottische - Sheet Music

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

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        Annuaire historique et généalogique de la province de Languedoc. Première et deuxième année 1862-1863. 2 volumes

      Dentu / Aubry, Paris 1861 & 1864 - 2 volumes in-8 de 144 & 174pp. Demi-basane rouge, dos à 5 nerfs ornés du titre et de la tomaison. Reliure moderne, couvertures d'origine conservées. Constitue le supplément à l'Armorial de la Noblesse de Languedoc : documents historiques, pièces justificatives, armoiries et devises. Bon exemplaire. Très rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia Crítica De La Literatura Española.

      José Rodríguez, Madrid 1861 - CVI - 526pp. 1 lámina doble = VIII - 645pp. - 1 lám. y una lámina doble = VIII - 704 pp. y 2 láminas dobles = VIII - 630pp. y una lámina triple = VIII - 504pp. y 1 lám. triple = VIII - 602pp. y una lám. triple = y = VIII - 598pp. y 1 lám. triple. Las láminas son litografías originales a color. Muy correcto ejemplar encuadernado de época a media piel. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mémoires de mon temps.

      Dictés par S. A. le landgrave Charles, prince de Hesse. Imprimés comme manuscrit. Köpenhamn, J. H. Schultz, 1861. 8:o. (4),+ 149,+ (2) s. Samtida hfrbd med något blekt guldornerad rygg. Liten nötning mitt på ryggen. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek, med Carl Jedvard Bondes exlibris. Ej i Setterwall. Ej i Bibl. danica. Karl av Hessen-Kassel (1744-1836) var militär i dansk tjänst och ledde de danska trupperna i Norge mot Sverige i dansk-svenska kriget 1788. Han var även en flitig frimurare, och en av dem som understödde Carl Adolf Boheman. Dessa ovanliga memoarer behandlar dock åren 1756-84

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        Lives of the Engineers (Complete in 3 Vols.)

      London : John Murray . Very Good . 1861 . . Hardback . .

      [Bookseller: St. Mary's Books & Prints]
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        Tom Brown at Oxford. In three volumes

      Cambridge - Macmillan and Co., 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition and complete set of Hughes's sequel to Tom Brown's School Days. First Edition. Complete in three volumes. With half titles to each volume. Thomas Hughes (20 October 1822 22 March 1896) was an English lawyer and author. He is most famous for his novel Tom Brown's School Days (1857), a semi-autobiographical work set at Rugby School, which Hughes had attended. Tom Brown at Oxford is a sequel to the better-known Tom Brown's Schooldays. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with just a few scattered spots and handling marks. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Tom Brown at Oxford

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1861., 1861. First Edition. 3 volumes; 8vo. Surprisingly unsigned, fine later binding of navy blue crushed morocco with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines, gilt rule, blue cloth boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Browning to edges; some occasional foxing. The sequel to 'Tom Brown's Schooldays'.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Illustrated Tales of the Boarder: A New Series for the Nursery.

      Paton & Ritchie, Edinburgh, 1861 - First edition. Hardback. Loosely inserted original sketches, possibly by author. Paper covered boards with cloth spine with wear, creasing, staining and slight chipping. Some pages slightly edge-foxed and nicked, otherwise a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robin Summers]
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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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        Ancient Law: Its Connection With the Early History of Society, and its Relation to Modern Ideas

      London John Murray 1861. G+: in Good plus condition without dust jacket as issued. Leather faded and scuffed. Binding tight. Book plate to front paste down. Some light spotting within. Aeg [First Edition] Maroon hardback leather cover 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 415pp.

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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 Volumes

      aus der kaiserlich.königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Wien 1861 - 3 Volumes. 1861-2. German text. Plates (some folding), illustrations, maps. Blindstamped cloth with gilt ship design. A handsome set. The Novara was in Auckland 1858-59. Impression are given of the town, well-digested background information on the country, some observations on the Maori and relations prior to the Taranaki War. Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        History of the Ojebway Indians; with Especial Reference to their Conversion to Christanity

      VG : in very good condition. Spine and cover edges faded to brown. Chipped title label. Marbled page edges First Edition Red tooled leather cover 180mm x 130mm (7" x 5"). vi; 278pp. 16 b/w plates.

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      Charleston: Steam-Power Presses of Evans & Cogswell, 1861. - viii,430pp. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine with raised bands, gilt morocco label. Boards edgeworn and a bit dampstained. Early discreet library stamps (properly deaccessioned) Author's name supplied in ink on titlepage, and with two dates written in ink below the imprint. Scattered light foxing. Withal, still, a very good copy in original binding. From an edition of only 300 copies, printed "for private circulation." This is a rare, substantial, and interesting Confederate imprint, describing Pettigrew's travels in Spain and his impressions of the land and its people two years before the outbreak of the American Civil War, one of the very few travel narratives published in the Confederacy. James Johnston Pettigrew is best known for his service in the Confederate army, where he eventually reached the rank of brigadier general. Born in North Carolina in 1828, he entered the University of North Carolina at age 15, eventually studied law, and settled in Charleston, South Carolina to practice. At the outbreak of the war he was elected colonel of the 12th South Carolina and was commissioned a brigadier general in early 1862. He is most famous for his prominent part in the attack on the third day of Gettysburg (Pickett's Charge), in which he commanded one of the divisions that unsuccessfully assaulted the Union center. Having survived that charge, he was fatally wounded in a rear guard skirmish during Lee's retreat from Pennsylvania, and died on July 17, 1863. In his pre- war travels through Spain, Pettigrew was much impressed by the beauty of the country and by the sophistication of Spanish culture. On returning to America he felt the need to rectify the prevalent notion that the Spanish were ignorant, slothful, and filled with prejudice against non-Catholics. He privately published these extensive NOTES. for friends who had not had the opportunity to visit Spain. Rare on the market - we are unable to locate any copies having appeared at auction in at least the past thirty- five years. One of the most interesting books published in the Confederacy. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 5713. THORNTON 10685. SMITH P65.

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        The Uncommercial traveller

      By Charles Dickens. London: Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly, 1861 [i.e., December, 1860]. Post 8vo; pp.[viii]+264; Publisher’s inserted 32pp. Catalogue dated December, 1860, at end; pinkish purple vertical wavy-grain cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered pinkish purple through gilt on spine; a.e. uncut; end-papers faced pale yellow. Slight dulling to gilt of spine; lower blank forecorner of L1 and L2 chipped; otherwise a nice copy. Smith, Part 2, #11, noting this as the primary binding. Only 1,500 copies of the first edition were printed. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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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. in8 Relié

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        Soderini di Firenze.

      Subject: (Araldica - Firenze). Torino, Luciano Basadonna Editore, 1861, cartella originale azzurra, in-folio (Fascicolo 141) 8 doppi fogli di testo (uno con stemma miniato) e due tavole.

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        Autumn Fruits

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1861. Lithograph, printed in black and brown, coloured by hand. 15 7/8 x 19 15/16 inches. A finely composed image of American fruits of the Fall. A delightful arrangement of the bounties of nature. The effortless nature of the composition conceals the fine artistic eye that was able to produce an image of such pleasing balance and harmonious tones. Conningham 317; cf. Gale 345-346

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        A Treatise on Diseases of the Joints

      Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1861. 1st ed., 1861. 8vo. vii, 463 pp. + 32 pp. ads. Illustrated with 31 wood engravings. Original embossed brown cloth. Owners' names title page (Martin Luther, March 15 1865 written in ink, and John W. Luther stamp[ed in ink) 1/4" loss crown of spine, wear at the tips, else a tight, very good plus book. Very scarce in the first edition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Neues Konversations-Lexikon, ein Wörterbuch des allgemeinen Wissens. Unter der Redaktion von H. Krause herausgegeben von Hermann J. Meyer. Zweite (2.), gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage, mit geographischen Karten, wissenschaftlichen und technischen Illustrationen. Bd. 1-15 (A-Z), Bd. 16 (Register), Bd. 17 (Illustrationen). - Dazu: Ergänzungsblätter zur Kenntniß der Gegenwart (Supplemente). Bd 1-4 u. Jahrgang 1870, Bd. I+II. Insgesamt 23 Bände.

      Bibliographisches Institut 1861-1869, Hildburghausen - Gr.-8vo. Mit 52 farb. Kt. u. 154 meist doppelblattgroßen Taf. sowie zahlr. Taf. u. Textabb. in den Supplementen. Rotes OHldr. auf 4 unechten Bünden m. Rückengoldprägung. Marmorierte Überzugspapiere, Marmorschnitt. Kanten und Bünde berieben. Papierbedingt teilweise etw. gebräunt. - Die vollständige Reihe mit Gesamtregister, Illustrationsband und zusätzlich 6 Supplementen. Von den "Ergänzungsblättern" erschien 1871 noch ein siebter Band, die Zeitschrift wurde danach unter anderem Namen fortgesetzt. - Prächtig gebunden und von guter Gesamterhaltung. gr.

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        The Life of William Scoresby, M.A. D.D. F.R.S.S.L. & E.Corresponding Member of the Institute of France, Etc

      London: T.Nelson and Sons 1861, 1st Edition. () ix,406pp. Very good. Rebound in modern half calf and marbled boards. Four raised bands. Small 8vo. Speckled edges. Folding map. Frontispiece. Second title. Five tinted plates. Two diagrams. Occasional minor soiling to text but overall a very clean copy. Not in A.B. This biography of Scoresby was written by his Nephew. Seems unusually scarce..

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        Battles of America by Sea and Land: Consisting of the Colonial and Revolutionary Battles, the War of 1812, and the Mexican Campaigns; with Biographies of Naval and Military Commanders, and Illustrative Anecdotes (First Edition, Three Volumes)

      Virtue and Company, 1861. 1st Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Tomes, M.D., Robert. 'Battles of America by Sea and Land: Consisting of the Colonial and Revolutionary Battles, the War of 1812, and the Mexican Campaigns; with Biographies of Naval and Military Commanders, and Illustrative Anecdotes.' First Edition, Three Volume Set. Virtue and Company, 1861. 'An incredible and historic set! Large folio. Full leather binding. Gold page edges. Marble end pages. Beautifully illustrated throughout with steel engravings. Books moderately worn, light foxing and bumping. Previous owner name on first blank page. Tightly bound. Very good condition.

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        A Theatrical Trip for a Wager! Through Canada and the United States. London: Charles Dudley, 1861

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

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        Le Héraut d'armes : revue illustrée de la noblesse.

      Le Héraut d'armes 1861 - - Le Héraut d'armes, Paris _Novembre 1861 - Mai 1877, 18,5x28,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires sur Hollande dont il n'est fait nulle mention. Reliures en demi chagrin bordeaux à coins, dos légèrement passés à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés comportant de petites traces de frottements, un infime manque marginal en queue du dos du second volume, quelques épidermures sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, coins émoussés. Ouvrage orné de nombreuses figures in-texte représentant des blasons. Quelques petites rousseurs sans aucune gravité, témoins conservés. Rare exemplaire en grand papier de cette revue traitant de généalogie nobiliaire. Les Introuvables (ou presque) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH ALBUM. Leeds Town Hall, 1861 - 1895

      Leeds:. 7-1/2" x 4-3/4". 59 pp. of Autographs, 100 blank leaves.. Black leather album, gilt-stamped design to front, rear and spine. Yellow endpapers. Multicolored pastel leaves within. AEG.. Wear to leather edges and spine. Dark purple cloth repair to bottom. of spine. Gilt & leaves still bright. Previous tape repair to. front and rear hinges. A VG/VG+ item.. Rare album containing the autographs of visitors to the Leeds Town Hall. The album was owned by a J. (or F.) N. Dickinson who has signed the ffep and added the date Oct 9th 1861. Each of the 59 pages (beginning on the verso of the ffep) contain numerous autographs, primarily of musicians who we assume were performing there on the dates noted. & & Leeds Town Hall was built between 1853 and 1858 on Park Lane (now The Headrow), Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was designed by architect Cuthbert Brodrick, who is one of the signatories in the album. Following a rapid growth in the first half of the 19th Century, the Leeds Borough chose Cuthbert Brodrick, an unknown architect from Kingston upon Hull, who had trained in Paris. Construction began in 1853 and was completed in 1858. The Hall provided accomodation for municipal departments, a courtroom, police station and a venue for concerts and civic events. The principal performance space was the richly appointed Victoria Hall, and is where we presume the artists who signed this album performed. The Leeds Town Hall is one of the largest town halls in the United Kingdom and until 1966, was the tallest building in Leeds. The distinctive tower was not part of the initial design, but was added to the design in 1856 as civic lenders wanted to make an even grander statement. The Leeds Town Hall has been used as a model for buildings across Britain and the British Empire. & & As mentioned above, the majority of the signatures in this album are those of musicians who performed at the Hall, many of whom were making their English debut there. We find the signatures of opera singers, violinists, and cellists - Charlotte H. Saniton-Dolby, Therese Tietjens, Henry Blagrove, Cesare Bossi, Marietta Albani Pepoli, Mathilde Bauermeister, and so many more. The Brousil family, a sextet of siblings from Prague, performed at Leeds in 1861 following their European tour. At the time they ranged in age from six to seventeen. In addition to the many musicians, we find the signatures of other dignitaries - the Archbishop of Westminster; William Spark, an organist, correspondent of Charles Dickens and the man who designed the organ for the Hall; Elihu Burritt, American diplomat, philanthropist and social activist; Georgina A. Weiss, vocalist, friend of Catherine Hogarth Dickens; Survivors of the Steamer "London" which foundered on its way to Melbourne in the Bay of Biscay during which 220 persons died, including the captain; Charles Stratton, better known as Tom Thumb and his wife Lavinia Warren Stratton; Samuel Plimsoll, British politician and social reformer; T. De Wit Talmage, American preacher; Herbert J. Gladstone, youngest son of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone, together with his mother Catherine Gladstone; composer Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert and Sullivan fame; midget performer Commodore Foote (Charles W. Nestel); John MacGregor (Rob Roy), Scottish explorer, travel writer and philanthropist; Robert S. Ball, Royal Astronomer of Ireland; Charles Dickens; Pierre Kropotkine, Russian zoologist and philosopher; Just McCarthy, Irish nationalist; Lady Isabella Somerset, British philanthropist and former president of the British Women's Temperance Association; Caroline Heath Barrett, reader to the Queen; and more. & & In the earlier years of the Town Hall we find mostly musical artists, with the scientists, philanthropists, preachers and politicians in the later years. Research could be done to determine if they were speaking at the Town Hall, or were merely attending a performance. All in all, a most remarkable artifact - names documenting the initial three decades of a magnificent town hall. & & Full list of signatures available on request.

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        Social Life and Manners in Australia: Being the Notes of Eight Years' Experience. By A Resident

      London, Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts 1861 - [x], 209p. Ferguson, 11497. Octavo, contemporary half crimson morocco by the Irish binder Carroll with his ticket. Bound without the half-title. A very good first printing. Until recently the work was apparently mistakenly attributed to Mrs Elizabeth Ramsay-Laye. Ferguson, 11497, Miller/Macartney, p395. Melbourne book-dealer Jonathan Wantrup in 2002 offered a copy from the Rollo Hammett collection and mounted an extremely strong argument that the work was in fact authored by Mrs A. C. White, the wife of Major Hans White. A fascinating and quite scarce account of the Victorian goldfields in the 1850s. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      TORINO, BOCCA, 1877-85Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione Legatura moderna in mezza pelle ITALIANO Legatura novecentesca in mezza pelle con punte e carta decorata, dorsi a sei scomparti con eleganti fregi, oltre ad autore, titolo e numero di volume, impressi a secco. XIV, (2), 679; (6), 750; (6), 686;" (6), 723, (3) pagine numerate. Cfr. Treccani "" Bianchi Nicomede, storico. Lasciata la professione medica, nel 1848 fece parte del governo provvisorio di Modena. Esule dopo il 1849, riparò negli Stati sabaudi dove scoprì la sua vocazione di storico e di polemista politico"; da segnalare per la larghezza di ricerche archivistiche (dal 1870 B. fu sovrintendente dell’"archivio di Stato di Torino) e per aver fissato la storia ufficiale sabauda del Risorgimento è la sua Storia documentata della diplomazia europea in Italia dal 1814 al 1861 (8 voll., 1865-72). Migliore storiograficamente è la Storia della monarchia piemontese dal 1773 al 1861 (rimasta incompiuta al 1814, 4 voll. 1877-85). Fu nominato senatore nel 1881"". La rara monografia storiografica sui regnanti  piemontesi si ferma rispetto alle intenzioni al 1814, a causa della morte dell'autore. Esemplare in ottimo stato conservativo, privo di fioriture.

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        Europäischer Geschichtskalender. Herausgegeben von H. Schulthess. 23 Bände. - Die Jahrgänge 1 (1860) und 2 (1861), die Jahrgänge 4 (1963 und Januar bis März 1864) bis 6 (1865) und die Jahrgänge 8 bis 25 (1867-1884).,

      Nördlingen, Beck'sche Buchhandlung 1861-1885. - Der von H. Schultheß 1860 begründete Geschichtskalender erschien immer im folgenden Jahr (anfangs in Nördlingen, heute in München) und berichtete über die politischen Ereignisse in den europäischen Staaten während eines Jahres. - In Frakturschrift gedruckt. - Bibliotheksexemplare (ex-library copies) mit Einbandsignaturen, Inventarnummern und Stempeln auf den Titelblättern: "Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands" und "Bibliothek Haus am Köllnischen Park, Berlin." Einbände leicht berieben und geringfügig fleckig, Ecken und Kanten teils bestoßen, mit etwas Abrieb. Band von 1870 mit angeknicktem vorderem Einbanddeckel, Band von 1861 oben am Rücken geringfügig angerissen. Wenige Vorsätze und Seiten ganz geringfügig braunfleckig. Sonst guter, sehr sauberer Zustand. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 990 8° (21 x 14 cm), Hardcover (half leather), goldgeprägte Halbledereinbände der Zeit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [London. 1861].. Broadside, 15 x 9 inches. Small loss at bottom edge, neatly repaired. Lightly toned. Very good. Archivally matted. As the Civil War opened, the southern states - here referred to as "the Land of Inhumanity, Cotton and Slaves" - believed that their control of cotton would be a deciding factor, bringing Britain into the war on their side. Nearly twenty percent of the entire British population depended in some way on the cotton trade and, as the Charleston MERCURY announced on June 4, 1861, "the cards are in our hands, and we intend to play them out to the bankruptcy of every cotton factory in Great Britain." Because of a record 1860 crop, however, there was no shortage of raw cotton at the beginning of the war. The decline in demand and the unwillingness of English merchants to trust the American export market for finished goods led to the dumping of existing stocks at reduced prices on the home market. This broadside advertises one such panicked sale, made by Aeneas Head, with cotton bales discounted 53.5% from the invoice prices. An interesting piece.

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        Autograph F***ing Letter Signed from pro-Union Soldier

      Washington DC: No Publisher, 1861. First edition. Holiday, Henry. A Very Good + to Near Fine original letter from a Union Soldier serving in the 6 reg NY VC [New York Volunteer Cavalry, which was mustered into service between September 12 and December 19, 1861] in Washington, D.C. addressed to “Mr. Efner McNall c/o F.E. McNall York Pennsylvania", with the partial envelope with a notation at the bottom of the reading "cave of Captin W H Crocker". The letter and envelope are both on patriotically decorated paper. The complete letter, and only the address side of the envelope, which carries the patriotic decoration and the 3 cent stamp, surviving. The letter covers slightly more than 2 pages and shows two horizontal folds for mailing. An interesting letter with a poignant reference to a deceased (presumed) fellow soldier and showing something of a Union Soldier's life, the letter reads "Washington Oct. 17 D friend Efner I just received your and was glad to here that you was well and all the rest of the Boyz. It must have been sad news for William Lawrence parents to here such sad news. O it was awful. You tell old Seteff that I have herd enough Shakesphere quoted in your letter tell him to write me and fill it full than I will know something about his life Efner you do not have more fun there then we do here for we get all the fucking that is necessary. We got our pay to Day and was glad to get it I tell you. I got 40 Dollars. That is better than stay at home. I must stop and put this in the office. I rote Stephen a letter yesterday to find out where you was but was glad to receive a letter from you before he got it. So good by write soon as you get this give my love to all with you I must close for the boys is waiting Direct the same as just write soon From …tell frank to write to me good By God Secure OP” An excellent Civil War letter from what we clearly must call a "pro union" Cavalryman and clearly a motivating one as the addressee, Efner McNall, enlisted in the same regiment and company within just a few days of receiving this letter. [Though his spelling and punctuation are lacking, we shall give OP credit and assume that he had indeed read some Shakespeare and that his choice language was, in a sense, borrowed from Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor".] Not long thereafter, the 6 Reg NY VC saw an escalation of the War and it is likely that the author's view of the Service changed dramatically.

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        The Wild Huntress [Three Volumes]

      Published by Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, London 1861. Three Volumes. Recently rebound in half dark chocolate morocco, raised bands, gilt decorations and twin labels to each spine, marble paper boards, biscuit end papers. 8vo 8'' x 5½''. [iv] 315; [iv] 319; [iv] 342 printed pages of text. In Fine condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        Executive Documents No. 2. Correspondence and Other Papers, Relating to Fort Sumter. Including Correspondence of Hon. Isaac W. Hayne with the President. Second [enlarged] Edition, 1861

      Charleston, SC: Evans & Cogswell, 1861. 43 pages. The second edition with 15 additional pages of Fort Sumter documents. From document No. 1 (Major Robert Anderson’s letter of 9 Jan 1861 to the Governor of South Carolina questioning the firing of Charleston artillery batteries upon to US flagged vessels) through No. 17 (Mr. Hayne’s final letter to President James Buchanan via the Secretary of War regarding the possession of Fort Sumter, which was returned unsigned but included a curt message in the President's handwriting that read, "The character of this letter is such that it cannot be received. . . " ) P&W 4040. From the estate of a descendant of Thomas Young Simons, a signer of the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession. Previously bound.. _. Pamphlet. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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