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

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

        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]
 1.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
 2.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


        "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]
 3.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Forest Books]
 5.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 6.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
 7.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
 8.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: libreria anticuaria jerez]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        [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.

      [Bookseller: Henry F. Hain III]
 11.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: ArteyGrafía. com / Elena Gallego]
 12.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: crealivres]
 13.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
 14.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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. .

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
 15.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Harvest Book Co]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Fundus-Online GbR Borkert SchwarzZerfaß]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Island Books [formerly of Devon]]
 18.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Benacense]
 19.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        PROVISIONAL AND PERMANENT CONSTITUTIONS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES [with:] ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, HELD AT MONTGOMERY, ALA. [with:] ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE SECOND SESSION OF THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, HELD AT MONTGOMERY, ALA. [with:] ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS OF THE THIRD SESSION OF THE PROVISIONAL CONGRESS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, HELD AT MONTGOMERY, ALA.

      Richmond: Tyler, Wise, Allegre and Smith, 1861. - The first two titles continuously paginated: 159pp., followed by 119; 94,[1]pp. Modern three quarter morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Scattered foxing and tanning. About very good. An important collection of early Confederate laws, bringing together early printings of the provisional and permanent Confederate constitutions, as well as the acts and laws of the first three sessions of the Confederate Provisional Congress, all of which convened in 1861. Within the proceedings of the first three sessions of the Provisional Congress will be found a great number of acts that established the structure of the government of the Confederate States of America, giving us an excellent understanding of how the Confederacy functioned as a governmental entity. Among the acts are those establishing the department of War, the Army and Navy, the Post Office, courts, a Justice Department, providing for an Executive Mansion, and establishing free navigation of the Mississippi River. Other acts formally bring states (such as Texas) into the Confederacy, address issues of tariffs, counterfeiting, the treatment of prisoners of war, and the powers of the President, set up an official printing office, and much more. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 21.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 21.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Jeremy Norman's historyofscience]
 22.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: By The Book, LC ABAA-ILAB]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: The Complete Traveller]
 25.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


        [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.

      [Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB]
 26.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 27.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

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


        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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
 29.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]
 30.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Churchill Book Collector]
 31.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB)]
 32.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: BerlinAntiquariat]
 34.   Check availability:     antiquariat.de     Link/Print  


        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]
 35.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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).

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Barter Books]
 37.   Check availability:     TomFolio     Link/Print  


        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]
 38.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chretien]
 39.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]
 40.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        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.

      [Bookseller: Read'Em Again Books]
 41.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: Bouquinerie du Paraclet]
 42.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        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]

      [Bookseller: BALAGUÉ LLIBRERÍA ANTIQUARIA]
 43.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


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


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.