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        Tom Brown at Oxford. By the author of "Tom Brown's School Days." In Three Volumes

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co, 1861 - Inscribed on the front endpaper, "To Mrs. Thomas Hughes with the kindest regards from A.M., Nov. 20, 1861." A.M. was one of the Macmillan brothers. The date of the presentation is significant, for in the ads this title is described as "being ready in October." First English Edition without ads in Vol. I. 3 vols., 8vo. With contemporary oval albumen portrait photograph of the author inserted as frontispiece in first volume. Presentation binding in full pebbled green morocco in the same style as the publisher's blue morocco cloth, with gilt- stamped triple rule instead of the blind on both covers; purple watered silk endpapers with gilt filet, spine titled the same as the trade edition without publisher and date at foot of spine, a.e.g. Rebacked, original spines neatly laid down, minor wear to extremities. Parrish pp. 120-121; Sadleir 1234; Wolff 3331 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sioux chief

      Frederic Remington (1861-1909)"Sioux chief"1901Chromolithograph23" x 18" framedPerhaps the greatest illustrator of the American West, Frederic Remington was educated at Yale and actually spent very little time in the land that he loved.  He tried briefly to ranch in Kansas, in 1883-84, but was unsuccessful.  At the age of 23 he settled in New York and thereafter made frequent trips to the West looking for inspiration for his illustrations.Remington cultivated the image of a hardy Westerner who had fought in the "Indian wars" with the U.S. Cavalry--which was entirely a myth.  He was a prolific and skilled artist, however, whose output ran to some 2700 paintings and countless sketches.  His career took off in the mid-1880's as a result of his friendship with Theodore Roosevelt.  The future American president hired Remington to illustrate one of his early books, Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, and introduced him to magazine editors.  To give his work a wider audience, lithographs of Remington's paintings were often published by Collier's and Scribner's.  The public's appetite for Wild West stories was insatiable by the 1890's, and Remington swiftly became their top illustrator. 

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        The Yacht "Maria" 216 Tons: Modelled by R. L. Stevens Esq. Built by Mr. Capes 1844 and Owned by Messes JC. RL. & E.A.Stevens of Hoboken, N.J. To E.A. Stevens ... this Print is with permission respectfully dedicated

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1861. Hand-coloured lithograph by Charles Parsons (signature in image). Expert marginal repairs. Sheet size: 22 1/2 x 32 inches. Image size: 17 1/2 x 27 1/4 inches. A magnificent Currier & Ives portrait of one of the premier yachts in the New York Yacht Club: the yacht that beat the "America" in her speed trials The Stevens brothers listed in the title were members of a prominent American family, their father had served in the American Revolution. John Cox Stevens was one of the founding members of the New York Yacht Club, the first Commodore and one of five sponsors of the "America", the yacht that went to England in 1851 and won the race thereafter known as the America's Cup Race. His brother Robert L. Stevens designed the "Maria", which beat the "America" during the series of speed trial races to Sandy Hook, prior to the latter's epoch-making trip to England. The "Maria" was one of the most beautiful yachts in an era of exceptionally beautiful boats: an icon amongst American yachts. It was estimated that the Stevens spent a total of $100,000 on experiments and alterations involving Maria in the 22 years that she was in the family. A 1914 article in the New York Times described her as "a scientific racing machine, the first of her kind" (cf. NYT, 17 May 1914). Conningham 6805; Gale 7360

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        Die Hohofen-Anlage zu Hörde." Hochofenanlage des Hörder Hüttenvereins

      Lithographie mit 2 Tonplatten von W. Loeillot, Berlin 1861. 21.8x38.8 cm. - Fritz S. 65 - Blick über das weitläufe Werksgelände mit 5 Hochöfen, Kokereien, Schornsteinen und Nebengebäuden, im Hintergrund die Wohnhäuser der Arbeitersiedlung.

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      New York: D. Appleton & Co., [1861-]63.. 1p. dedication to Philip Lutley Sclater, 1p. list of subscribers. Thirty- one fine handcolored lithographic plates, heightened with gum arabic, after Elliot (24), Paul Louis Oudart (4), E. Maubert (1), A. Mesnel (1), and one unsigned, drawn on stone by C.P. Tholey and others, printed and colored by Bowen & Co. of Philadelphia. Folio, 21 7/16 x 13 5/8inches. Contemporary green half morocco gilt by W.S. Hiltz, spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, repeat decoration in the others, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Expert repairs to spine, extremities a little rubbed. Occasional light spotting and offsetting, small skillfully repaired tear in outer blank margin of title. A fine copy of the first edition. A rare and spectacular ornithological work, the first book by Elliot with his own illustrations, and the scarcest of his major monographs. "Elliot was not his own painter, except among the Pittas. Early in his career, in 1863, he had brought out his book on the Pittidae, or Ant-Thrushes with plates of a delightful...character, after his own drawings" - FINE BIRD BOOKS. Elliot's chosen illustrator, Paul Louis Oudart, died after completing only three or four plates, and rather than risk a hurried instruction to another artist, Elliot "felt compelled to turn draughtsman myself" (Preface) and executed all of the other drawings, bar one each by Maubert and Mesnel. The illustrations and indeed the birds themselves represent the pinnacle of Elliot's pictorial work. When a second edition of this work was issued, most of the plates were redrawn by John Gould's artist, William Hart, and the text was completely rewritten. The Pittidae described are native to Borneo, Nepal, Ceylon, the Philippines, New Guinea, and Cambodia, amongst other places. Their plumage is rendered in vibrant shades of blues, greens and reds, and the birds (many of whom are shown feeding their young) are placed against beautifully drawn landscapes. Elliot was also careful to ensure that the flowers and foliage shown in detail with the birds were appropriate for the species shown. BM (NH) I, p.522. FINE BIRD BOOKS (1990), p.95. NISSEN (IVB) 292. SABIN 22228 (noting that only 200 copies were printed). WOOD, p.332. WHITTELL, pp.225- 26. ZIMMER, p.208.

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        A Monograph of the Pittidae, or, Family of Ant Thrushes. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1863

      New York: D.Appleton & Co, [1861-]1863. Folio. (21 7/16 x 13 5/8 inches). 1p. dedication to Philip Lutley Sclater, 1p. list of subscribers. 31 fine hand-coloured lithographic plates, heightened with gum arabic, after Elliot (24), Paul Louis Oudart (4), E. Maubert (1), A.Mesnel (1) and one unsigned, drawn on stone by C. P.Tholey and others, printed and coloured by Bowen & Co. of Philadelphia. (Occasional light spotting, small skillfully-repaired tear to blank margin of title). Contemporary green half morocco gilt by W.S. Hiltz, spine gilt in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and fourth compartments, repeat decoration in the others, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (expert repairs to spine). A fine copy of the first edition. A rare and spectacular ornithological work, the first book by Elliot with his own illustrations, and the scarcest of his major monographs. 'Elliot was not his own painter, except among the Pittas. Early in his career, in 1863, he had brought out his book on the Pittidae, or Ant-Thrushes with plates of a delightful... character, after his own drawings.' (Fine Bird Books). Elliot's chosen illustrator, Paul Louis Oudart, died after completing only 3 or 4 plates, and rather than risk a hurried instruction to another artist, Elliot 'felt compelled to turn draughtsman myself' (Preface) and executed all of the other drawings, bar one each by Maubert and Mesnel. The illustrations and indeed the birds themselves represent the pinnacle of Elliot's pictorial work. When a second edition of this work was issued, most of the plates were redrawn by John Gould's artist, William Hart, and the text was completely rewritten. The Pittidae described are native to Borneo, Nepal, Ceylon, the Philippines, New Guinea, and Cambodia amongst other places. Their plumage is rendered in vibrant shades of blues, greens and reds, and the birds (many of whom are shown feeding their young) are placed against beautifully drawn landscapes. Elliot was also careful to ensure that the flowers and foliage shown in detail with the birds were appropriate for the species shown. BM (NH) I, p.522; Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 95; Nissen IVB 292; Sabin 22228 (noting that only 200 copies were printed); Wood p.332; Whittell pp.225-226; Zimmer p.208.

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        Framley Parsonage

      London: Smith, Elder, 1861. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Millais. This is a Very Good copy (wear to board corners, one hinge expertly repaired) of Framley Parsonage in a RARE 3 Volumes in 1 format. This issue was unknown to Sadleir and we have never heard of, nor have we ever seen, another copy in over 25 years. While an integral part of Trollope's famed Barchester series of novels (being the 4th novel in that series), Framley Parsonage is an important work of Victorian fiction in its own right. Although he had had some limited (and we do mean limited) success with certain of his earlier novels, with Framley Parsonage Trollope had indeed "arrived" as a novelist. His most successful novel to date had been Dr. Thorne. Because of Dr. Thorne's success, Trollope's next novel was likely to be expectantly received by the reading public. Trollope, while working on an Irish tale called Castle Richmond, wrote to William Thackeray proposing himself for publication in the Cornhill Magazine, which was to begin publication in January, 1860 with Thackeray as editor. Thackeray wrote kindly and enthusiastically to Trollope about his proposal, and Smith, Elder (the publisher) wrote separately in late October, 1859 proposing to pay Trollope 1,000 Pounds (for Trollope an astonishing sum and much more than he had received for any of his previous works) for a three volume tale on condition that the first installment be in their hands no later than December 12th. Trollope proposed Castle Richmond, his novel then in progress, but Smith, Elder rejected it and insisted that Trollope instead provide a novel with an English setting and a clerical theme. This demand led Trollope to write Framley Parsonage, a thoroughly English novel, and the short time allotted forced him to place Framley Parsonage near Barchester and to fall back on his old friends, the Proudies and the archdeacon, the fictional world where Trollope had first developed his charm and genius. Castle Richmond, then accepted by Chapman and Hall, was published as Framley Parsonage ran in the Cornhill, the two works thus available to the public at the same time. Castle Richmond at first sold well on the strength of Dr. Thorne. However, once read and talked about, its sales flagged. (It was not one of Trollope's better efforts.) However, the reading public were talking excitedly of Framley Parsonage, anxiously awaiting each installment while praising Thackeray for having "discovered" Trollope, a great new novelist. Thackeray's procrastination kept him from writing the opening novel for the Cornhill and caused him to ask it of Trollope. Had Smith, Elder accepted Castle Richmond for serialization in the Cornhill, both Trollope and the Cornhill both likely would have suffered great damage to their nascent reputations. Instead, Thackeray's failure, coupled with Smith, Elder's insistence on an English clerical novel, sparked Trollope's true genius, helped the Cornhill to succeed as a publication, and brought Trollope to great fame. Sadleir states that Framley Parsonage is "an important novel with a reputation. This implies a more than purely Trollopian demand for its first edition and in consequence a high price level." Framley Parsonage was a huge success in serialization, and, consequently, a large first edition was published. Perhaps the success of the novel in the triple-decker format explains why so few copies were then left to be published in the 3 volumes in 1 format. Whatever the reason, the 3 volumes in 1 format of the novel is exceeding rare, unknown even to Sadleir who scoured the bookshops looking for Trollopes. A true opportunity for the Trollope collector to distinguish his or her collection.

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        Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics

      Memphis: Hutton & Freligh. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST REVISED EDITION, MEMPHIS ISSUE. The 1861 edition was issued in Memphis, Philadelphia and New York; no priority has been established. Commissioned by Secretary of War Jefferson Davis, William Hardee's Light Infantry Tactics modernized American infantry drill, allowing for nimbler, faster-paced battle movements. Though Hardee was a Confederate general, both Confederate and Union armies used Hardee's manual during the Civil War. This copy bears the ownership inscription of Isaac Howard, a Confederate soldier whose extensive correspondence with his father is an important primary source for military historians of the Civil War. The "Howard Papers" are part of the Southern Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Memphis: Hutton & Freligh, 1861. 2 vols in 1, as issued. Octavo, original cloth back boards, original label on front cover, with 58 lithographs (complete). Scattered foxing and soiling throughout; some wear and soiling to upper cover. An extraordinary copy.

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      1861. London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. 32 pp ads dated Nov 1861. Original blind-stamped blue cloth. First Edition. This is a collection of eight short stories that Trollope had written for several periodicals; the tales are sited in various other countries, such as Ireland, France, Egypt and Jamaica. Although this book did not fare well with the reading public, Chapman & Hall would publish a second series of such tales two years later.~This is a very good, perhaps near-fine copy: there is minor rubbing at the extremities and one small spot on the front cover (the front free endpaper is slightly damaged from a bookplate affixed to the opposing pastedown). Though this is not a scarce Trollope title, we seldom see it in condition this advantageous. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 12.

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        History of the Greek Revolution

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1861. 2 volumes octavo. Original ox-blood linen-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, panels in blind to the boards, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. Folding coloured map to volume I. A little rubbed, spines sunned and slightly soiled, a little chipping head of the spines, else a very good set. First edition. An account of the Greek rebellion against Ottoman rule by a participant. Inspired by the struggle for Greek independence while he was a student at Göttingen, Finlay first travelled out to Greece in 1823 joining "a group of philhellenes assembling in Cephalonia" (ODNB) and at Mesolonghi he made Byron's acquaintance "enjoy[ing] long literary conversations" with him. Finlay eventually settled in Athens, and took "a special interest in the development of the kingdom … promot[ing] both cultural and material progress. The university, the library, and the archaeological society were indebted to him for untiring canvassing for support, outside as well as within Greece." An account commended in Blackmer "not only for its documentation, but for Finlay's account of events from the standpoint of his own experiences."

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        (History of Cartography, Slavery, American Civil War): A map of the cotton kingdom and its dependencies in America

      New York: Mason Brothers, 5 and 7 Mercer Street, 1861. Map with hand coloring, very good, few extra creases from being bound in book and a couple of short crease tears (thin paper) repaired verso with archival paper tape. The map image measures 28 x 42 cm. The map is still bound in the original book (vol. 1) by Olmsted, "The Cotton Kingdom: A Traveller's Observations on Cotton and Slavery in the American Slave States." Both original text volumes present, ex-library with library stamp on title pages of both volumes and library markings on original brown pebbled cloth spine. This is the first American edition of the work, issued very shortly after the London edition (both in 1861). Vol. 1: viii, 376; vol. 2: iv, 404 including index. Library stickers on both rear paste-downs. Bindings in good condition with some scuffing on edges. This map is a "landmark in American statistical cartography and one of the first attempst to measure agricultural productivity with a map" (ref: Schulten, "Mapping the Nation...," U. Chicago Press, 2012, p. 148). Olmsted was a prominent figure in American landscape architecture and one of the designers of NY's Central Park. His well-known signature (printed) is in the cartouche of the map. This increasingly uncommon map was an early attempt to depict the efficiencies of slave vs. free labor, and help decide whether cotton production could move north and west and the country expanded. Other refs: Sabin 572401, Howes O76. . Signed by Author. First U.S. Edition. Cloth. Map.

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      Rockford, [Il.]: Daily Republican, August 14, 1861.. [1]p. broadside newspaper extra, 17 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, printed in double columns. Old dark stains. Closed tears repaired on verso with old tape. In fair condition. A scarce newspaper extra giving up to the minute news of the Battle of Wilson's Creek, one of the most important Civil War battles in the western theatre, and "the major battle of the Civil War in Missouri" (Long). Missouri was hotly contested ground, with many there holding pro- secessionist sympathies; this early Confederate victory gave the C.S.A. effective control of southwestern Missouri. The Battle of Wilson's Creek, hard-fought and bloody, took place just southwest of Springfield, Missouri, on August 10, 1861. Union General Nathaniel Lyon was killed, the Federal troops under Brig. Gen. Franz Sigel were scattered, and though Confederate troops under generals Benjamin McCulloch and Sterling Price were initially driven back, they rallied and counterattacked. Casualties from the days' fighting were about equal, with some 2500 killed, wounded, or captured in total. Despite the headline and the news carried in this article, the battle was a Confederate victory, and McCulloch and Price were not killed. The article reports that Union forces were outnumbered three to one, and that the Confederate fighters included "Texas rangers and Cherokee half breeds." The news, datelined St. Louis, is said to the official report of the fight as transmitted by one of General Lyon's aids to Gen. Fremont. The extra also carries military and political news from Washington and New York, as well as stories from southern newspapers, and a report on a recent election in Tennessee. "The second significant battle of the Civil War had been fought and won by the South, this time out beyond the Mississippi" - Long. A breathless report on the "Bull Run of the West." LONG, CIVIL WAR DAY BY DAY, p.107.

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        Map of the County of Sussex from an Actual Survey Made in the Years 1823 & 1824 Corrected to the Present Time by William Figg, F.S.A. Surveyor. Presented to the Subscriber’s to The Sussex Express, Surrey Standard & Kent Mail, by the Proprietor

      Lewes: William Edwin Baxter, 1861. . Map dimensions 128 x 208 cm. A most decorative large map of the county with original hand colouring in block and outline. Large vignette illustration of Chichester Cathedral to lower right corner of the map. Tables of explanation and a reference to the hundreds to the lower edge. The whole dissected into twenty four sections and recently skilfully remounted on new linen. Chipping to a few section edges, otherwise a very good example. The map in this large format was first published by the Greenwoods in 1825. This edition brought up to date by the local surveyor William Figg, as with Baxter, a notable family name in the area. Kingsley notes that the map was not printed at Baxter’s Lewes printworks, rather at by the London firm Maclure, Macdonald and Macgregor. He also provides an extensive history to the map, its publications and its makers. Kingsley, 89 A. First Lithographic Transfer.

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        LETTERS by Catherine Sinclair. No.s. 1 & 2. Warranted to keep the noisiest child quiet for half an hour.

      40th thousand. Eight pages, two of which are printed on one side only, each bearing letters in rebus form. Colour lithography throughout. Original pictorial wrappers. 23 x 14 cm's, Short split in base of spine; else a very good copy of a rare and ephemeral work by this author. First published in 1861. 'Five thousand copies were sold in a fortnight, and the hundredth thousand reached by 1863.' F. J. Harvey Darton

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        Staten Island and the Narrows: from Fort Hamilton

      New York: Currier and Ives, 152 Nassau Street, 1861. Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition. 15 3/4 x 20 1/8 inches. 19 1/4 x 23 3/4 inches. A wonderful view of New York, with Staten Island seen in the distance. In the foreground, a man, woman and child stand on the bank of Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, while horse-drawn carriages ride along the shore. Fort Lafayette, sits on a small island in the the middle-ground. Frances Flora Bond Palmer, known as Fanny, worked for Nathaniel Currier for more than twenty-five years. She was, according to Gloria Deak, "the foremost woman lithographer of her time" (Picturing America, 647). Born and raised in England by a cultivated family, she was already an accomplished painter and lithographer when she came to America in 1844, at which time she exhibited two works at the National Academy of Design. By 1849, she was working for Currier producing landscapes and still lifes. She lithographed these prints herself, usually after her own sketches. Gale, Currier & Ives, a catalogue raisonné, 6123; Conningham (1970) 5715.

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        National Comprehensive Family Bible: the Holy Bible With the Commentaries of Scott and Henry and Containing Also Many Thousand Critical and Explanatory Notes Selected From the Great Standard Authors of Europe and America. The Commentaries Condensed, and the Whole Edited by the Rev. John Eadie

      Glosgow and London: W. R. M’Phun, 1861. A very early edition thus. A beautifully illustrated Bible featuring 21 impressive guarded steel-engraved plates, all but one by William Bartlett and including a double-page plate of Jerusalem as frontispiece, 27 fine tinted lithographs on 9 guarded plates, 12 maps in colour and four page decorated family register printed in green on vellum. Folio, publisher’s original fine binding of full plum calf, the boards decorated in blind in a lily motif surrounded by a finely detailed gilt framework featuring sunbursts in the four corners, further paneling in blind, the spine with raised gilt ruled wide bands creating compartments double-gilt ruled framed around fine gilt tooling in a floral motif , one compartment elegantly lettered in gilt, a.e.g. xv, 1216 pp., 36 page biblical encyclopdia. Internally very fine and fresh, clean and bright with little if any evidence of use, the binding very handsome but with a bit of expected wear to the edges and extremeties, front hinge a little shaken but still firm. A BEAUTIFUL MID 19TH CENTURY SCOTTISH FAMILY BIBLE, featuring impressive full page steel plates by master engraver William Bartlett and a number of fine lithographs.

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        Fuller's Telegraphic Computer with Portfolio and Instruction [ English Edition ]

      John E. Fuller, 1861. Good. Palmer';s Computing Scale is one of the most desirable objects for those who collect early American Slide Rules. It was designed by Mr. Aaron Palmer and Mr. George G Smith in early 1841. A prototype was shown in early 1842, and later in Boston in the fall of 1843. Bobby Feazel, in the Journal of the Oughtred Society (Vol 3 No 1 and Vol 4 no 1), notes that the Palmer Scale's first commercial appearance was made in January 1844. Mr. John E. Fuller became associated with this device in 1845, and copyrighted the Time Telegraph that same year. The Time Telegraph was affixed to the rear of the Palmer Computing Scale, and separate instructions were then provided in a separate book or portfolio. There were various editions of this device produced from 1845 to 1871. Colin Barnes (Slide Rule Gazette, Issue 6, Autumn 2005) notes that initially these devices were only known in the United States. But he discovered several examples in the Whipple Museum (Cambridge, England), which had telltales indicating that they were also available in England. Among other things, the scales have tartan designs around the edges, and have a new scale and notation on the face 'or Pounds, Shillings & Pence'. We offer here an example of this English edition (the first we've seen), with the ever elusive instruction portfolio. The tartan pattern around the edge of the Scale is the first of the three examples in Barnes' article. The portfolio has minor textual changes on the covers, and the instruction book is 22 pages rather than the usual 14. We believe it dates to after 1861, as Hamlin is noted as Vice President under Lincoln. The portfolio is complete, noting several tears and separations to the chart in back, and the instruction section being separated from the portfolio. The spine panel of the portfolio also has several tears. A rare example of this early circular slide rule. Also see Origins of Cyberspace #353.

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      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1861.. Dark gray-green cloth, decorated in blind (BAL's binding variant A, but with pale peach/yellow - colored endsheets rather than brown). Endsheets with a few scattered dust marks, short, closed crack in front pastedown, a few pencil annotations, otherwise a very good copy. First edition. A significant presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endsheet: "Rev. Charles Beecher With the kind regards of O.W.Holmes." While the majority of the constituent pieces had earlier publication, chiefly as pamphlets, three appear here for the first time in book form. This copy includes an undated terminal ad leaf. BAL 8803.

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        ABSTRACT LOG OF THE U.S.S. WYOMING, DAVID McDOUGAL, COMMANDER [manuscript caption title]

      [Various locations, including the Far East]. 1861-1864.. 160pp., plus manuscript map and 18pp. letters. Folio. Original cloth boards; spine perished, edges of boards reinforced with linen. Light wear and soiling internally. Letters flattened, separation at some folds, inserted in mylar wrappers,laid into manuscript. Very good. Log kept by Ensign Walter Pearce during his time serving aboard the U.S.S. Wyoming during the Civil War. The Wyoming spent most of her Civil War career in the Pacific Ocean searching for Confederate ships, primarily the C.S.S. Alabama. However, in July 1863, off the coast of Japan, she engaged in the Battle of Shimonosheki, resulting in the first United States naval victory over the Japanese. Following that, the Wyoming continued its hunt for the Alabama. Pearce provides an important first- hand account of the details of the engagement at Shimonosheki Straits. Pearce's journal, which is written in prose snippets, begins on Oct. 26, 1861 with his appointment as Acting Master Mate, reporting for duty at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. On Nov. 11th he ships out for the Pacific, reporting to the commander of the Wyoming, anchored at Panama. His entries include brief accounts of the weather and the day's activities, such as naval exercises, trimming the sails, encountering other ships, painting and cleaning the Wyoming, coaling the ship, etc. When the ship is at sea, he also records the latitude and longitude. The Wyoming spent the next several months off the coast of northern South America, until June, 1862, when she was ordered to sail for the Far East in search of Confederate ships. Pearce's entries for June include long lists of supplies and munitions garnered for the voyage - hammocks, cannons, cartridges, rope, fishing tackle, shovels, sewing notions, socks, blankets, ink, pencils, reams of paper, sugar, apples, shaving brushes, and many others. Setting out on June 22nd, the Wyoming rested overnight in Honolulu on July 8th and then continued on the next day. On August 3rd, Pearce records passing the Ladrone Islands (the present-day Mariana Islands), arriving in Manila on the 15th. For the rest of 1862 and into the first half of 1863, the Wyoming bounced around the Pacific theatre, always on the trail of the Alabama but never quite catching her. Throughout the voyage, Pearce records day-to-day events aboard ship, including when one shipmate is locked in the brig for illegally removing whiskey from the spirits cabinet. In early 1863, dissatisfied with the opening of Japan to the Western world, the Japanese government decided to expel all the foreigners from their country. For most of May, June, and July 1863, the Wyoming lay at anchor at Yokohama. Pearce records the opening hostilities by the Japanese against the foreigners in the port, recording visits by the American consul, and various exercises aboard ship. On May 24th, he records: "This morning at 2 o'clock the legation at Yeddo was set on fire by the Japs & totally consumed together with a great amount of Genl. Brig's private property." On the 31st: "Inspected, called all hands to muter & read the attached Genl. Order, [ships] went to Canagawa & return with the family of the Amer. consul, all foreigners having been ordered out of Canagawa by the Japanese. They took up their quarters in our armory. [The women] all expect an attack to night by the Japs." The following day he records that remaining American residents have fled Kanagawa for Yokohama, that the U.S. Minister fled Edo in the middle of the night, and that Japanese troops have arrived to guard Yokohama. On June 9th he writes, "The beach is covered with Chinamen. By 5:40 PM we had taken all the Chinamen (458 in number) on board with their baggage and started back toward Limoda...." He mentions several other incidences of evacuating foreigners from Japanese soil, and the preparations made by the consuls for fleeing the country. On June 25th, the American merchant steamer Pembroke was fired upon by the Japanese at Shimonosheki Straits. Pearce mentions the Pembroke heading out of Yokohama on the 21st. This began the conflict that resulted in the Battle of Shimonosheki Straits - between the U.S.S. Wyoming and three Japanese vessels - three weeks later. The Wyoming left Yokohama for Shimonosheki on July 13th. On the 16th, marginal notes in Pearce's journal indicate "in action at Simona Saki Straits." He writes: "At 5:10 got underwat & steamed toward the Straits of Simona Saki. At 9 went to general quarters, loaded the pivot guns with shell, and cleared ship for action. At 10:45 AM entered the Simona Saki Straits & beat to quarters. On entering 3 signal guns were fired from the batteries on shore on the starboard hand, immediately two shots were fired at us from the 1st battery...upon which we hoisted our colors & opened fire in return. In passing thro' the straits we engaged 4 batteries. One steamer, one bark, & one brig (all flying the Japanese colors at the peak & flag of Prince Choshoe at the fore) were lying in the straits, they also opened fire on us which we returned. After passing all the batteries & vessels, we returned & engaged them a second time.... At 12:10 stopped firing and steamed out of the straits having been one hour & 10 minutes under fire." He goes on to list the casualties of the encounter - four killed and seven wounded - and to write out an expanded account of the engagement. All three of the Japanese ships were heavily damaged, and their losses totaled forty souls. Pearce's account also includes a detailed manuscript map of the straits and the position of the battery emplacements and the courses of the ships involved. The Wyoming sailed for Yokohama the next day, following funeral services for those killed in action: "Hove the ship to & called all hands to bury the dead. The deceased, having been sewed up in their hammocks, with two 32lb shots at their feet, were placed on planks resting out of the front port. The capt. then read the burial service, and the four were launched into the deep (at the same time the surgeon at work amputating, the wounded screaching & crying all helps to make one feel sick & sore at heart). Three vollies of musketry were firedover their graves & the ship kept away her course for Yokohama." After completing repairs at Yokohama, the ship having sustained considerable damage in the battle, the Wyoming continued her search for Confederate vessels in the Pacific. Pearce's journal continues until July 1864, when the Wyoming returned to the Philadelphia Navy Yard. An interesting and detailed naval journal, including an account of the important naval encounter with the Japanese at Shimonosheki Straits, the first open gunfire exchanged between the two rising Pacific powers, who eighty years later would engage in the greatest naval war ever fought.

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        Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny - In Two Volumes

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1861. BAL 8801. Probable Second Printing of Volume I, per BAL's points of issue. Volume II has inserted catalog dated February, 1861. In original brown cloth with blindstamped decorations on the boards and gilt lettering on the spine. Inscribed and signed in ink by the author on the second free front endpaper of Volume I. Also signed in pencil by two early owners on the same page. Both volumes are in similar condition. The spines lean somewhat and are worn at the spine ends and the corners. Volume I has a 1/2" triangular chip at the spine head. The hinges and joints are sound. Two of the gatherings in Volume II are loose but the stitching is still in place. The boards are lightly scuffed. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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      London, Eyre & Spottiswood, 1861.. Both title pages dated 1861. Thick 4to, approximately 275 x 200 mm, 11 x 8 inches, pages in double column, 20 mounted albumen photographs by Francis Frith, image size approximately 6¼ x 8½, each with printed title and photographer's credit on mount and tissue guards, chromolithograph half-title with small oval photograph and frontispiece, both heightened in gilt, chromolithograph family register page with old ink entries, bound in publisher's morocco, gilt lettering to spine, gilt clasp, blind decoration to covers, marbled endpapers. Rebacked using original spine, binding rubbed and scuffed, shelf wear to edges, half-title and frontispiece have repairs and stains to margins, 2 pages at the end have dusty margins with neat repairs, occasional small closed tear to margins, tissue guards age-browned and slightly foxed, margins of mounts stained and age-browned, some of the images may be slightly faded, we can email you the 20 photographs by Frith on request. See Helmut Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 36, listed is an undated edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        EAST LYNNE (Presentation Copy from the Author to Her Son)

      London: Richard Bentley, 1861. Wood, Ellen, Mrs. Henry. EAST LYNNE. London: Richard Bentley, 1862. 4th Edition. Three volumes bound in Original Publisher's Cloth, violet morocco-grained, blocked in blind and gilt. A Very Good set, just slight overall wear, spine a little darkened, spine tips a little rubbed, gilt still bright, one inner hinge expertly repaired. PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM THE AUTHOR TO HER SON inked on the front free endpaper of Vol. 1. "For Harry. From Mamma." Each volume also bears her son's ownership signature "H. M. Wood, Greylands." EAST LYNNE was the single best-selling novel of the 19th century with a million copies sold before 1901. The first edition is a legendary Victorian rarity, few examples survive; Mrs. Wood herself appears to have had to settle on a fourth edition to present to her son. The sensation novel was a literary genre of fiction popular in Great Britain in the 1860s and 1870s, following on from earlier melodramatic, gothic, and romantic genres of fiction. Ellen Wood's controversial EAST LYNNE was the first novel to be critically dubbed "sensational" and began a trend whose main exponents also included Wilkie Collins (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, THE MOONSTONE), and Mary Elizabeth Braddon (LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET). Auction records show only four copies in original cloth (and one rebound copy) to appear for public sale during the last 25 years. In 2004, a copy of EAST LYNNE inscribed to Mrs. Wood's daughter ["Ellen from Mamma"] fetched $55,000.00 at auction. Sadleir (3333), Wolff (7269, rebound). In 1969, David Magee, in his famous Victoria R. I. Catalogue, noted of EAST LYNNE: "A fine copy of this book in original cloth occurs for sale once in a lifetime." . Signed. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        EAST LYNNE (1861 First Edition in Three Volumes)

      London: Richard Bentley, 1861. Wood, Ellen, Mrs. Henry. EAST LYNNE. In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1861. FIRST EDITION. Each volume has the proper 1861 title page with the verso reading: "Printed by A. Schultze, Poland Street" as, by the second edition, Bentley editions of EAST LYNNE were printed by Spottiswoode of New Street, the Queen's printers. One of only 750 copies published on the 15th of September, 1861. A NEAR FINE set of this great Victorian rarity (light wear to outer hinges and corners). Beautifully bound by Henry T. Wood of London in contemporary blue-green crushed half-morocco with marbled boards, t. e. g., spine with five raised bands, gilt lettering within three of the compartments. Superbly extra-illustrated with three engraved frontispieces (an aesthetic necessary for the binder as the novel was printed without half-titles or fly-leaves). Volume One's frontispiece features the famous portrait of Mrs. Wood by Reginald Easton. Volume Two sports a dramatic frontispiece (possibly from Harrison Ainsworth's New Monthly, the periodical which first published EAST LYNNE in installments). Volume Three's frontispiece, origin as yet unidentified, is engraved by the Dalziel Brothers and illustrates the dénouement of the novel's remarkable plot: a married woman with children abandons her family to run off with a charming aristocrat and, after she is dumped by the cad, the disgraced adulteress disguises herself as a nanny and returns incognito to raise her own children. Further, tipped into Volume One is a two-page autograph letter dated 1877 from the author to a friend regarding the gift of a book and mentioning her middle son Charles (who also served as Mrs. Wood's business partner). EAST LYNNE was the single best-selling novel of the entire 19th century (with a million copies sold before 1901). The first edition is a legendary Victorian rarity, few examples survive. Auction records show only five copies have appeared for public sale during the last 25 years. Sadleir (3333, original cloth), Wolff (7269, rebound). Provenance: Bookplate of John Stuart Groves (whose collection was sold by Anderson Galleries in 1934) in each volume. . First Edition. Near Fine.

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      London. 1861.. x,[2],707pp. plus frontispiece and eight plates (one folding) and folding map. Contemporary calf, ruled in gilt, spine richly gilt, gilt morocco label, gilt crest of the Earl of Derby on the front board. Front board neatly rehinged. Very clean and fresh internally. Very good. The famed British traveller journeyed from Saint Joseph to Salt Lake City in 1860. After a month's stay in Utah, he went to California. He was sympathetic toward the Mormons, and this work contains a Mormon chronology, documents, and an extensive Mormon bibliography. Includes some material on the language of the Sioux Indians. HOWES B1033. SABIN 9497. WAGNER-CAMP 370:1. PENZER, pp.68-69. COWAN, p.87 (2nd ed. only). MINTZ 68. PILLING, PROOF- SHEETS 521. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI V, p.23. FLAKE 1027. GRAFF 512.

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        Staff and Officers of the Putnam Phalanx As Originally Constituted

      [Hartford]: Bingham, Dodd & Co., 1861. Hand-coloured lithograph. Condition: very good except for several skilfully repaired tears into image and losses in bottom margin that have been in-filled and the title fac-similed where necessary. 25 1/2 x 32 inches. Gold leaf, American style molding. 29 1/2 x 36 3/4 inches. Marvellous, extremely rare group portrait of a commemorative battalion of prominent Hartford citizens This very unusual print commemorates a patriotic organization in Connecticut that was formed in anticipation of hostilities with the South. The organization began in 1858, naming itself after the leading Revolutionary War general to have come from Connecticut, Israel Putnam. Putnam had a flare for sayings and actions that make for military legend: he is said to have left his horse and plow mid-field upon hearing that war had broken out in Massachusetts, and he is the man who advised troops not to shoot until they could see the whites of their enemy's eyes. Though brave and inspiring, he was however not a good commander, and Washington found he could not rely on him. His career is curiously appropriate to his namesake Phalanx, a group clearly more willing than able to fight the impending war. The clearly delineated faces of the Staff and Officers were probably taken from daguerreotypes of the individuals and it is these that give the print its almost bizarre fascination. The officers are dressed in a stylized Revolutionary War uniform, and in this attire the group attended parades and rallies around New England. The Putnam Phalanx, as a spur to enlistment, undoubtedly commissioned this print, which is unrecorded and clearly very rare.

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        The Congressional Globe: Containing the Debates and Proceedings of the Second Session of the Thirty-Sixth through the First Session of the Thirty-Ninth Congress

      Washington: The Congressional Globe Office, 1861-1866. 19 volumes; covering sessions of Congress: 2/13/61-3/23/61, 7/4/61-8/7/61, 12/6/61-7/17/62, 12/1/62-3/30/63, 12/7/63-4/29/64, 6/14/64-7/4/64, 12/5/64-3/3/65, 12/4/66-7/28/66; thick quartos, old boards with paper spines & labels, textually quite good; PRICE IS FOR THE LOT:. Photos available upon request.

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        Tom Brown at Oxford. By the author of "Tom Brown's School Days." In Three Volumes

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co 1861 Cambridge: Macmillan and Co, 1861. First English Edition without ads in Vol. I. 3 vols., 8vo. With contemporary oval albumen portrait photograph of the author inserted as frontispiece in first volume. Presentation binding in full pebbled green morocco in the same style as the publisher's blue morocco cloth, with gilt- stamped triple rule instead of the blind on both covers; purple watered silk endpapers with gilt filet, spine titled the same as the trade edition without publisher and date at foot of spine, a.e.g. Rebacked, original spines neatly laid down, minor wear to extremities. Parrish pp. 120-121; Sadleir 1234; Wolff 3331 . Inscribed on the front endpaper, "To Mrs. Thomas Hughes with the kindest regards from A.M..., Nov. 20, 1861." A.M. was one of the Macmillan brothers. The date of the presentation is significant, for in the ads this title is described as "being ready in October."

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

      London: Lovell Reeve & Co., 1861. Hardback, no dust-wrapper. Unpaginated. Approx 120 pages. 66 hand-coloured plates. Drawings by Walter Fitch. 26cm x 16cm. Original cloth. gilt titles to spine, with gilt illustration to front board. Some wear to extremities. Boards a little marked. Robert M. Adam's bookplate to front pastedown, with his name written twice to title page. R. W. Kennon's bookplate to front free end-paper. End-papers slightly foxed.. 1st Ed. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Fitch, Walter.

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        Abraham Lincoln SIGNED 1861 Appointment to PORTUGAL FRAMED

      0001-01-01 00:00:00. Unknown Unknown. Very Good. This is a very special, framed piece featuring the appointment of James E. Harvey of Pennsylvania as Minister Resident of the United States of America to Portugal. The appointment has been hand signed by President Abraham Lincoln. The document has also been hand signed by William Seward, Secretary of State. Dated March 28th, 1861. On the date of the signing of this document, Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott advised Lincoln not only to evacuate Fort Sumter, but also Fort Pickens in order to avert war. Lincoln hedged, calling for a cabinet meeting the next day after a sleepless night. The framed piece measures about 20 x 47 inches. The letter measures about 12 x 16 inches. THIS DOCUMENT IS SCARCE IN THAT NOT ONLY IS IT SIGNED BY LINCOLN, BUT IT IS SIGNED “ABRAHAM LINCOLN”. MOST OF THE TIME LINCOLN SIGNED SIMPLY, “A. LINCOLN”.

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      Washington. 1861-1863.. Six volumes. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Hinges cracked but solid. Light wear to spines and boards. Quite clean internally. Very good. An extensive collection of general orders from the War Department, covering the first three years of the war, and including "General Orders No.1" for 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation. This is the first generally available version of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued, according to Eberstadt, about January 7, 1863. He designates this the fifth edition, following the two State Department issues, the newspaper extra in the ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, and the Circular Letter edition of January 5, all of which are extremely rare (two of them are known in a single copy only). Thus, this is the first obtainable edition of one of the great American state papers. In addition to the most famous of the Civil War's general orders, this set of orders covers issues of staffing and personnel, including enlistments, promotions, casualties, and pay issues; provisioning and supplying; the formation of military departments; courts martial; and army medical directives. Several orders from the navy are also represented here, including one abolishing forever the naval ration of spirituous liquors. An important source for the history of the Civil War. EBERSTADT, LINCOLN'S EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION 12. STREETER SALE 1751.

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        Zwei offene Briefe an Dr. J. Spaeth, Professor der Geburtshilfe an der k.k. Josefs-Akademie in Wien, und an Hofrath Dr. F. W. Scanzoni, Professor der Geburtshilfe zu W¸rzburg

      Pest: Gustav Emich, Buchdrucker der ungar. Akademie, 1861. First Edition. 8vo. 21, [1] pp., plus final blank. Original green wrappers. Wrappers detached, some fading at margins, still a Fine copy of a scarce work. Waller 8835; DSB XII, pp. 294-297 . Rare work by Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-1865), one of the great figures of nineteenth century medicine: "His discovery concerning the etiology and prevention of puerperal fever was a brilliant example of fact-finding, meaningful statistical analysis, and keen inductive reasoning. The highly successful prophylactic hand washings made him a pioneer in antisepsis during the pre-bacteriological era in spite of deliberate opposition and uninformed resistance" (DSB). After publication of his landmark work, "Die Aetiologie, der Begriff und die Prophylaxis des Kindbettfiebers" (1861), Semmelweis was ruthlessly attacked by the leading figures in gynaecology. He published the present work and two other open letters in response to his harshest critics but to no avail. Embittered, Semmelweis died in 1865. It was Pasteur's work that subsequently provided a satisfactory explanation for Semmelweis' empirically based prophylaxis

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        Autograph Note, Signed ("H B Stowe") to Mr. [James Wallace] Black, photographer of Boston, arranging a portrait of her daughter "for her brother [the author's son Frederick] who leaves for the seat of war on Saturday"

      [Boston, n.d., ca. may 1861]. 8vo. One page, pen and ink on paper. Old folds, tipped onto album leaf. Clean and fresh. Hedrick, Harriet Beecher Stowe, pp. 299-300, 306-7. Provenance: Collection of James W. Hunnewell, Cambridge, of the firm of Fields, Osgood & Co . The author of Uncle Tom's Cabin writes to well known Boston photographer James Wallace Black (1825-1896): "Mr. Black, My daughter Miss Stowe I wish if possible to have taken this morning for her brother who leaves for the seat of war on Saturday. You will oblige me if you wil find a place for her HB Stowe" Arranging a photographic portrait (of her daughter Georgiana?), this tersely worded note belies the profound unease Stowe felt at the prospect of her son Frederick's imminent departure "for the seat of war." The unsettled Frederick had dropped out of medical school to enlist in the First Massachusetts Regiment. "Publicly Stowe rejoiced that the young men 'embrace [the cause] as a bride, and are ready to die [for it]'; privately she prayed with Fred and tried to prepare herself for the worst. In her vivd imagination, Stowe pictured her son in an army camp, subject to the temptations of a soldier's life; there were some things worse than death" (Hedrick). And in truth the war proved a devastation to Frederick, who transferred to the Seventy-Third Ohio Regiment in March 1863 and was wounded at Gettysburg; he returned home an alcoholic and subsequently disappeared in the West. An excellent Stowe autograph

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      London: Emily Faithfull and Co. at the Victoria Press, 1861. Small quarto., full dark green morocco elaborately gilt at spine and boards, gilt inner dentelles, x [2] pp.3-349 [1], decorated initials, all edges gilt, binding designed by John Leighton. Foxing at endpapers, much less so at text, just a few leaves more remarkably affected. Very light wear at binding, gilt at front board perhaps a touch duller that elsewhere. Still a fairly impressive association copy, signed/inscribed at front paste-down endpaper: "Presented to/Blanche Resticaux/for general proficiency in printing/Emily Faithfull/Victoria Press 1862". Also, loosely inserted, a few newspaper clippings about Emily Faithfull, a very small A.L.S. from Henry Alford, and a small slip of paper signed "Yours faithfully/Isa Craig".. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        The Royal Atlas of Modern Geography

      Edinburgh & London: Blackwood, 1861. First edition. Disbound. All 48 maps, as called for, the titlepage and the contents leaf listing all the maps, are present. The maps are in excellent clean condition, apart from some light spotting mainly on verso- and scarcely noticeable in relation to the vivid clarity of the printing. There are a few other minor blemishes -plate 3, Europe - marginal tape marks; plate 6, Southern England - slightly soiled; plate18, SW Germany - the names of 9 cities underlined in blue ink and a short closed centrefold tear on lower margin, not affecting plate; plate41 North America - 3" closed centrefold tear on lower edge. 48 maps from this important mid 19th century atlas. The engraved area of each map is 570 x 440mm. Steel engravings in hand coloured outline. Coastlines, rivers and hydrographic features printed in blue Another copy of the entire atlas (not ou copy!)i s viewable online at

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        Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas with Descriptions

      Johnson and Browning, 1861. Hard cover bound in new black cloth along spine and at corners over original green patterned cloth covering the boards, gilt title and subscriber's (owner's) name on front panel, contains 92 full-color engraved maps. The 2 page maps are mounted on guards allowing each to lay entirely flat when opened. Additional guards (tabs) on which new maps were bound into this copy intentionally for new or changed maps to be added as the purchaser could subscribe for new maps to be sent as they were published. Date has been ascribed due to the two-page Texas map - 1860 had only a 1 page map of Texas, no reference made to the Civil War - Johnson & Browning moved to New York in late 1861.Note to subscriber laid-in. First the major flaws: This copy is missing title page and first 4 numbered pages but all maps are present, binding along spine and at corners is new and first pages up through map number 5 have been reset, maps number 4 and 5 have had fore edges trimmed with very little loss, the marbled front free end paper has been replaced sometime in the past with a plain green paper. Lesser flaws: Binding is worn and soiled with a few small pieces of the fabric missing, scuffed, text pages have numerous small repaired tears on edges - many with very old repairs/stabilization, light damp stain limited to margins, some fingering/smudges. Scans available. USPS confirmation used on all shipments. Additional postage will be necessary for Priority or International addresses, please contact bookseller for a rate quote.. Edition Unknown. Hardcover. Fair.

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        Registrum Domus de Soltre, necnon Ecclesie Collegiate S. Trinitatis prope Edinburgh etc. Charters of the Hospital of Soltre, of Trinity College, Edinburgh, and Other Collegiate Churches in Mid-Lothian

      Edinburgh - The Bannatyne Club, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A publication from Sir Walter Scott's Bannatyne Club, examining old buildings in Edinburgh and the surrounding county Midlothian. With an engraved frontispiece andfurther plates, some coloured, some folding. With illustrations in the text. Written in both Latin and English. List of members of the Bannatyne Club in July 1861to the front. The Bannatyne Club was founded by Sir Walter Scott to print rare works of Scottish interest, whether in history, poetry, or general literature. It printed 116 volumes in all. It was dissolved in 1861. David Laing (20 April 1793 18 October 1878) was a Scottish antiquary. Apart from an extraordinary general bibliographical knowledge, Laing was best known as a lifelong student of the literary and artistic history of Scotland. He published no original work, but contented himself with editing the works of others. For over fifty years, Laing was a member of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and contributed over a hundred separate papers to their Proceedings. He was also the long-standing secretary to the Bannatyne Club, many of whose publications were edited by him. Condition: In original publisher's cloth binding with paper spine label. Externally sound, with some shelfwear, fading and marks. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout. The majority of pages are unopened. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      - D. José Trazimundo Mascarenhas Barreto. Ditadas por êle próprio em 1861. Revistas e coordenadas por Ernesto Campos de Andrada. Imprensa da Universidade. Coimbra. 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930 e 1932. 5 volumes de 24x17 cm. Com 487, 395, 378, 507 e 379 pags. Encadernações da época com lombadas em pele. Ilustrados. Memórias de 1802 de 1853, sendo o último volume um apêndice com documentos oficiais e particulares de 1802-1881. Cada volume contém um índice cronológico exaustivo; um índice alfabético de nomes próprios, pessoas, títulos, cargos, etc. e um índice das gravuras em extra texto. A publicação deste importante trabalho histórico suscitou um justificado interesse público na sua época. O segundo volume afirmou a obra como sendo de referência no estudo das guerras da sucessão ao trono e do Cerco do Porto. Os factos são narrados a partir do discurso oral do 7º Marquês da Fronteira (1802-1881), fidalgo liberal,descendente da Marquesa da Fronteira Leonor de Almeida (literariamente conhecida por Alcipe). A sua narrativa testemunhal é fixada a partir de um discurso oral directo, e os episódios são vivos e pitorescos, permitindo ao leitor uma imagem bem contextualizada da sua época. A revisão e coordenação foi feita pelo Dr. Campos de Andrada (1882-1943), considerado um investigador apaixonado e meticuloso e quem acrescentou gravuras que aumentaram o valor documental da obra. Edição completa com os volumes de memórias publicados entre 1926 e 1931 e o volume de apêndice publicado em 1932. Location/localizacao: 7-A1-B-36

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      1861. Very Good. SMITH, George, Bishop of Victoria (Hong Kong). TEN WEEKS IN JAPAN. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861. First edition. Illustrated with eight tinted wood-engraved plates by G. Pearson, five of which are after photographs from Negretti and Zambra's "Views in Japan", with tissue guards, plus a fine folding map of 'Japan and the adjacent countries': 41 x 33 cm, engraved by Edward Weller, color outlining in blue, scale in Geographical and English miles. Octavo. xv,[1],459 pp. Original publisher's binding of purple cloth with blind-stamped frames on sides, gilt title on spine, and a gilt-stamped 'Japanese official gentleman' on upper board. Brown coated endpapers, with publisher's advertisements printed on pastedowns, and a binder's ticket ('Bound by Edmonds & Remnants - London') on rear pastedown. Early ink ownership on verso of ffep. Binding is sound but shows signs of superficial wear, being slightly faded on spine, with bottom forecorners discolored, and a small gouge on the upper board. Text and plates are clean but for some light pencil checks in margins and a couple of notes on recto of rear fep. A very good copy of Smith's account of his visit to Japan, a scarce and important first person narrative of the trip which included stops at Nagasaki, Yokohama and Tokyo (Yeddo), and his reactions to all that he saw along the way. (Cordier 553).

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        Great Expectations

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1861. In three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (180 × 120 mm). Contemporary half calf, spines gilt in compartments, marbled sides, reddish brown endpapers, red sprinkled edges. Pencilled ownership inscriptions erased from last 2 title pages. Rubbed, marbled sides rather worn, small dampstain at foot of first front joint, a sprinkle of foxing to blanks and very slightly to titles, a very good copy. First edition, third issue (stated "third edition"). Great Expectations was first published in All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to 3 August 1861. According to Edgar Rosenberg (Dickens Studies Annual, 2 (1972), p. 376, n. 13), it was first published in three-volume book form on 6 July 1861, closely followed by four other so-called editions (actually issues) on 5 August, 17 August, 21 September, and 30 October. 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, though some deterioration of the type has been noted. The genuine second edition was the one-volume "Library Edition" of 1862.

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        Copy of an Unfinished Map of a Portion of the Military Department of North Eastern Virginia and Fort Monroe compiled in the Bureau of Topographical Engineers War Department from the best and latest authorities

      Washington: Bureau of Topographical Engineers, August 1861. Sun printed (i.e. photozincographed) map after the original manuscript, routes of railroads and canals hand-coloured, 44 x 51 1/2 inches, dissected into 24 sections and linen-backed as issued. Manuscript annotations in pencil [by J. J. Young?]. Modern blue morocco-backed box. Provenance: Descendants of Amiel Weeks Whipple. Incredible Civil War map of Virginia, produced by the Corps of Topographical Engineers for use by Union officers in the field. A highly important military map of Northern Virginia made for the use of the Union Army in the early days of the Civil War, by an important military cartographer. The present map depicts Virginia as far north as Fredericksburg, as far south as the North Carolina border, and as far west as Charlottesville, with detail including towns, roads, waterways, and railroads. A statement on the map cites the U.S. Coast surveys and the Boye map of Virginia as sources, in addition to surveys conducted by the Corps of Topographical Engineers. The map was completed within a month of the first major battle of the war, the Battle of Bull Run, fought on July 21, 1861. The failure of the Union forces there made it clear that the war was not going to be resolved easily and quickly. Although not named as the cartographer, the present map can be attributed to Amiel Weeks Whipple. During the 1850s, Whipple became one of the most accomplished surveyors in the Corps of Topographical Engineers, leading explorations for the transcontinental railroad. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, "Captain Whipple was immediately ordered to report to the Chief of Topographical Engineers in Washington. There was then a dearth of maps giving any but the most meagre of information concerning the State of Virginia, and to him as Chief of Topographical Engineers of the defenses of Washington, South of the Potomac, was entrusted the very challenging duty of making armed reconnaissances to collect the topographical details required. It was hazardous work, in a country thickly wooded in places, where small bodies of men could be concealed with absolute impunity; and the first skirmishes of the war, such as that at Fairfax Court House, were fought during its continuance. The work, however, was successfully and very quickly done, and reliable maps were soon in possession of the Union commanders" (Stoddard). Attribution of this map to Whipple can also be determined by a very similar map, though focussed on Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties, which identifies Whipple as the source for the manuscript drawn by Civil Engineer J. J. Young (see Stephenson 536.6). That map is in essence the companion to the present map, i.e. showing the northern regions of Virginia not shown on this map. The handwriting of the manuscript used for that map and the present map are identical, suggesting both to have been drawn by Young. Interestingly, the present map includes pencil annotations, again in the same hand (see for example the naming of the branches of the Elizabeth River near Norfolk). That this map was done specifically for use in the field is suggested by the hurried process of its production. Rather than taking the time to have the map lithographed or engraved, a sun print process was used to duplicate the original manuscript. Sun prints, also called photozincography, were developed in Great Britain in the mid-19th century to reproduce maps created during the Ordnance Survey. In this photographic process, a negative is made of the original using a wet plate collodion method, which is then exposed onto a thin sheet coated with a saturated potassium bichromate solution and transferred to a zinc plate, coated in ink and put through a press. The present copy descended in the family of Whipple and includes a manuscript presentation below the cartouche, "To accompany letter to / dated Bureau of Topogl. Eng.s Augt 1861." The name of the recipient is not filled in, suggesting that Whipple kept this copy for himself. The map is very rare, with OCLC citing but three known examples. Stephenson, Civil War Maps, 451.6; Francis R. Stoddard, "Amiel Weeks Whipple" in Chronicles of Oklahoma, vol. 28 (Autumn 1950).

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        Doctor Thorne

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1861. Small octavo. iv, 480pp., + 32pp. of advertisements. Fifth edition. The third novel of Trollope's "Chronicles of Barsetshire," a sequence of six novels set in the imaginary town of Barsetshire. This copy bears a presentation inscription from the author to Blanche Thwaite. While we cannot positively identify Ms. Thwaite, it is noteworthy that the surname appears twice in Trollope's fiction, once as the name of a hall in "The Mistletoe Bough," written in 1861, and again as a family name in the 1874 novel Lady Anna, in which a working-class tailor, Daniel Thwaite, marries outside his class. & & This copy includes a manuscript ABC poem written in Trollope's hand on a leaf that has been bound into the back of the book. Aside from occasional alterations by Trollope, the poem's text is essentially that of the famous "The Siege of Belgrade," written by Reverend B. Poulter but often erroneously attributed to Alaric Watts. In the poem, about the unsuccessful Ottoman raid on the Serbian city, each letter of the alphabet appears as the first letter of each successive line, and that same letter begins every word in the line. Hence: "An Austrian army, awfully arrayed/Boldly by battery beseiged Belgrade...." Perhaps the most intriguing of Trollope's alterations is to the line that begins with the letter I. In the original poem, that line reads: "Infuriate, indiscriminate in ill." Trollope has changed the beginning to read: "Ibraham, Islam, Ismael...."& & This copy of Doctor Thorne has a special provenance, having at one time belonged to A. E. Newton, the renowned bibliophile and founder of the Trollope Society, who once remarked that Trollope had "written a greater number of first-class novels than Dickens or Thackeray or George Eliot," an opinion shared by many a Trollope enthusiast. Along with Newton's bookplate, the inside front cover also bears the plate of another noted bibliophile, Carroll Atwood Wilson. The book is bound in quarter red leather and pastepaper boards, with gilt lettering to spine. A small chip to the spine head, else a fine copy of a remarkable book, made all the more so by its connection to the author.

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        The Cloister and the Hearth

      London: Trübner & Co., 1861. First Edition. Leather. Very Good+. First Edition, first state. Four volumes, Trübner & Co., London 1861. Beautiful crushed red half leather binding by Bayntun with marbled paper sides, five raised bands, gilt tooling to spines. Original gray/olive cloth spines bound in each volume. Pages uncut. Publishers ads are not bound in this set. Full stops missing after the word "Hearth" on the title pages of Volumes III and IV. This copy has the incorrect reading "She threw her face over her apron" in Vol.II, p.372. Very light foxing to free front endpapers, but the text is bright, unmarked and free of foxing. A beautiful copy of a scarce title. Scans happily provided on request.

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        All Around the WorldAn Illustrated Record of Voyages, Travels, and Adventures in all parts of the Globe

      62 - London - The Office, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce three volume collection of travel works, depicting sights around the globe through tales and illustrations. Illustrated throughout each volume, with numerous engraved plates. Featuring two double paged maps to volume one, depicting the principle waterfalls, islands, lakes, rivers and mountains in the eastern and western hemispheres. William Francis Ainsworth was an English surgeon, traveller, geographer and geologist, with a passion for travel writing. His other works include Wanderings in every Clime, The River Kariin, an Opening to British Commerce, andThe Seven Sleepers of Ephesus which was originally publishedin Ainsworth's Magazine. Three volumes, of the original four, with volume three being published a year later. Volume four was published afterwards and is rarely seen with these volumes. In fact rare as a collection, normally seen in single volumes if at all. Condition: In original cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, lightly rubbed with shelfwear to the spines and extremities. Cloth is worn and starting to the front joint of volume two. All hinges are very slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, with maps to volume one detached but present. Bright throughout, with the occasional spot and handling mark. Light foxing and inkinscriptions to endpapers. Some paper repairs and pencil annotated notes. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        ????????;??? [zhu shi jiao zheng hua ying si shu; gu lu shu][Annotated Corrected Chinese-English Four Books; Gu Lu, Arranger] {The Four Books, Chinese Classics in English}[Great Learning; Moderation; Analects (of Confucius); Mencius]

      [Hong Kong : London Mission Society Press, c1861], 1861. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. [1], 298, 378 pp. ; bound in Chinese fashion, with folded sheets right to left, in a western-style, mid-nineteenth century cloth board cover binding with decorations ; James Legge, the famous Scottish sinologist and missionary of the London Missionary Society was born in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland on Dec 20th, 1815. He graduated from Highbury Theological College in 1837, joined the London Missionary Society in 1838 and went to Malacca in 1839 as a missionary. In 1843 Legge arrived in Hong Kong and remained there until 1873 except for three short trips back to Scotland. In 1876, Legge became the first professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford, and died in 1897 ; This is the first volume of Legge's monumental translation of nine sacred books of Chinese literature, in a very probable 1st edition, 1st Chinese printing, with mixed asian and western binding materials, and containing the texts of the ?? [da xue], or Great Learning, ?? [zhung yong], Moderation or Doctrine of the Mean, ?? [lung yü], The Analects (of Confucius), and ?? [meng zi], Mencius ; with Chinese text printed at top, translation in the middle, and commentary at bottom ; while this is clearly Legge's text, the author's name is given in Chinese fashion as ¹Ë ¹ [Gu Lu], or loosely translated, "Watchman Deer", which more probably (and properly) should be rendered "Lu Gu" for "Leg-ge" ; The difficulties of printing this first volume were recounted by the author's daughter: "The printing office being under his control, he had to superintend the publication and binding of his works, and to send to England for paper, printing ink, etc. Among his minor worries was the fact that the volumes of Classics had to come out in various bindings. Uniformity of binding could not be secured because materials were scanty in Hong Kong. Also, owing to the lack of English booksellers, he had to get the storekeepers to sell the Classics on commission among their other wares. On one occasion the ship containing all his printing paper and ink struck upon a rock and went down within sight of her anchorage in Hong Kong harbour. Her masts, sticking up above the sea, were visible from his verandah. 'It gave me quite a turn, [he said], my first thought was that the fates were fighting against my getting oin with the publication of my volumes. I have since been able to look the event in the face. There must be some delay in the commencement of printing, but I shall be so much more advanced with my manuscripts that we can start with five men instead of three. I had engaged Sow-lung and two other men to begin printing on the first of June. If he begins now in November or December with four other men we shall be in six months nearly as far as we should have been. In the meantime I telegraph by the mail--Replace invoice immediately, sending one half by Suez Canal and one half round Cape--this will divide the risk.' After printing the books in Hong Kong he had to write to England for cases to be sent out in which to pack them and send them to England to his bookseller. 'Four hundred cases for one volume ought to be here any day, and four hundred for the other volume next month. Those cases will cost me about fifty pounds.' ...Another time certain cases of his books...arrived after having been for a long time under water in the hold. 'I insured them for £250--I shall claim for at least £80. Meantime the ruin of many books and the spoiling of others is a great vexation.' He sent several of his books to a friend to sell in Amoy, and received the following letter: 'Alas for your Classics. Macgregor delivered them in the condition he got them out of the wreck. I had them put in the sun and thoroughly dried, but I could not offer them to subscribers. The mould has got into the inside, and even if rebound they will never be sightly. It is a sad loss.' ; after Legge's death in 1897, in a sermon given by Dr. Edkins at Shanghai, Legge's work was described as: "His object was to unf.

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        Tom Brown at Oxford

      1861. first edition. Muscular Christianity" and High Spirits at the University - with an Autograph Note and an Autograph Letter by the Author[HUGHES, Thomas]. Tom Brown at Oxford. By the Author of “Tom Brown’s School Days.” In Three Volumes. Cambridge and London: Macmillan and Co., 1861.First edition. Three small octavo volumes (7 3/8 x 4 15/16 inches; 188 x 125 mm.). xii, 319, [1, blank]; vii, [1, blank], 338, [1, advertisements], [1, blank]; vii, [1, blank], 309, [3, blank] pp. At the end of Volume I is a publisher’s catalogue (23, [1] pp.) dated “15.10.61.”Original royal blue morocco-grain cloth with covers ruled in blind and spines ruled in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt. Original cream-colored coated endpapers. Binder’s ticket on rear pastedown of Volume I: “Bound by/Burn/37 & 38/Kirby St.” Minor rubbing to cloth boards and to extremities. Rear hinge of Volumes I and III expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Small hole (measuring approximately 3/8 x 1/4 inch) in the lower inner margin of half-title of Volume I. Leather bookplate of John Stuart Groves on front pastedown of each volume. An excellent copy. Individually chemised and housed together in a quarter dark blue slipcase.The sequel to the most famous of all British school stories and the novel that firmly established the genre, Tom Brown's Schooldays.Laid into Volume I is an Autograph Letter Signed by Hughes to a Mr. Moran, dated “9 Old Square, Lin Inn, Jany 28/68.” Written in black ink. One twelvemo page on a folded leaf. “I want copies of Bemis’s pamphlets & any other good papers official or otherwise on that side of the Alabama question which are not printed in our blue books—Can you lend me these for a week or two—Ever yours Tho. Hughes.”Tipped to the half-title of Volume I is a Signed Note by Thomas Hughes, dated Chester, March 1883 [?], being a transcription of Arthur Hugh Clough’s poem, “Say Not the Struggle Nought Availeth” (with variations from the published version): “Say not the struggle nought availeth/The labour & the wounds are vain,/The enemy faints not nor faileth,/And as things have been, things remain./Though hopes were vain, fears may be liars;/Who knows but, by yon smoke concealed,/Our comrades chase e'en now the fliers,/E’en now possess the stricken field—/For tho’ the tired waves, idly breaking,/Seem here no tedious inch to gain,/Far back, through creek & inlet making,/Comes, silent flooding in, the main—/And not thro’ eastern windows only,/When daylight comes comes in the light./In front the sun climbs slow—how slowly!/But eastward, look, the land is bright./A H Clough.”“British jurist, reformer, and novelist best known for Tom Brown’s School Days (1857). Hughes was educated at Rugby School from 1834 to 1842. His love for the great Rugby headmaster Thomas Arnold and for games and boyish high spirits are admirably captured in Tom Brown’s School Days. The book did much to create an enduring image of the typical public-school boy and to popularize the doctrine of ‘muscular Christianity.’ From 1842 to 1845 Hughes was at Oriel College, Oxford, and Tom Brown at Oxford (1861), a less-successful sequel, gives a picture of live there at the time. Hughes’s admiration for the religious reformer Frederick Denison Maurice led him to join the Christian Socialists and, in 1854, to become a founding member of the Working Men’s College, of which he was principal from 1872 to 1883. His simple, earnest approach to religion and his robust patriotism show plainly in his tracts A Layman’s Faith (1868) and The Manliness of Christ (1879)” (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature).Sadleir 1234. Parrish, pp.120-1. Wolff 3331.

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

      Richmond: West & Jordan, 1861. Heavy Mylar wrapper. 184pp, Adapted from Hughes' enormously successful book by Chambers, who wrote the Preface and apparently the Introduction. Confederate imprint (Parrish & Willingham #6366), rare. The gift inscription Emma G. Marshall from mother, is dated 1861, the year of publication. There is a later pencil signature in a different hand,. Head of spine sl frayed, corners worn, ink inscription, . Hardcover. Very Good Minus. 6.75" x 4.75".

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        Mitchell's New General Atlas, containing maps of various countries of the world, plans of cities, etc., ... together with valuable statistical tables

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., 1861. Folio. (15 5/16 x 12 1/2 inches). 76 hand-coloured lithographic maps and city plans on 44 sheets (4 double-page). Expertly bound to style in black half morocco over publishers original purple-brown cloth-covered boards, the upper cover with the title blocked in gilt, flat spine divided with gilt fillets. A fine complete copy of the second edition of Mitchell's important New General Atlas. S. Augustus Mitchell retired in 1860 leaving the business to his son S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. In the same year Mitchell Jr. published the first edition of the present work, issued to replace the New Universal Atlas. The work was evidently a success: the present second edition followed in 1861, a third in 1862 and the atlas continued to be issued annually until 1887. As with its predecessor, the General Atlas concentrates on the Americas with 26 maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast of the United States, the individual states are delineated on 15 maps and there are city plans of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Cincinnati. this edition also marks the first appearance of the plan of New Orleans which is not numbered or included in the List of maps at the front. The text also is also heavily weighted in the same direction as the maps: pp.[1-]22 List of Post Offices in the United States, [1p.] Table of Population, Governments, &c., [1p.] Table of Distances; [1p.] Mountains of the World, [1p.] Rivers of the World. Cf. Phillips 831 (1860); Rumsey 2581.

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, for 1861

      New York, 1861. hardcover. very good(+). Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 700 pp. with 5 fold out maps and 70 diagrams and lithographed views. Blue bukram with gold stamped spine and covers. 12mo. In excellent condition. Light offsetting and some wear to illustrations and maps. Maps and illustrations complete according to the "Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York", published by the Society of Iconophiles, 1906. Bookplate on inside cover from the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass, signed by D.T. Valentine, dated May 17, 1861. New York: 1861. First edition, rare. The "Manuals of the Corporation" were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Valentine. These books include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city's debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. Notable illustrations in this edition include the astounding 50 inch long "A View of the City of New-York from Brooklyn Heights, foot of Pierrepont St. in 1798...", several views of Central Park including the Skating Pond and a view of "Ruins of Trinity Church after the Great Fire of 1776..." Maps include "Map of the City & County of New York. 1861", "A Map of the Common Lands between the three and six mile stones, belonging to the Corporation of the City of New York. Casimir Th. Goerck, City Surveyor. March, 5th. 1796", "Attacks of Fort Washington by His Majestys Forces under the Command of Genl. Sir Willm. Howe K:B 16 Novr. 1776", "City of Manhattan or New York." and "Bay & Port of New York. Capital of New-York." (both by Bellin, 1764). D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history.

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      London: Edward Moxon, 1861. Thick 8vo. Striking original publisher's binding with elaborate gilt-stamped floral design on both covers and spine. Interestingly, the binding is signed, "Routledge & Co. on spine. Pivotal Pre-Raphaelite collection with seminal illustrations Slight corner wear, and foxing mainly to prelims, else very good. This binding variant exceedingly rare.

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