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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.

      [Bookseller: Banjo Booksellers]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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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”.

      [Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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

      [Bookseller: G&R Stone]
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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.

      [Bookseller: The Bookbums at Ish Kabibble Books]
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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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      London: Smith Elder & Co., 1861. First edition, 18 x 12cm (8vo), rebound w/new russet ep.s in black diaper-grain cloth w/most of the original dark brown rib-grain cloth laid down, w/gilt title & design (by DGR) to covers & spine, a.e. untrimmed, [i-vi] vii-xxxvi, [1] 2-464 [465-466 Errata & announcement of DGR's forthcoming "Dante at Verona and Other Poems"] pp. Printed by Whittingham & Wilkins at the Chiswick Press, London. Inscribed in ink to half-title: "To Mrs William Bruce with kind regards- D.G. Rossetti 1864," below which "A.M. Bruce 1866" & "A.H. Martin 78" are inscr. in pencil. This copy corresponds with Colbeck 4, in which p.352 is misnumbered "252"; however, B2 B6 E6 F2 H1 H4 & DD5, which are pasted into most copies, appear to be sewn into this one. Provenance: Gifted by the author in 1864 to Mrs. William Bruce; thence in 1866 to her daughter Anna Mary Bruce (b.1846); A.H. Martin by 1878; & recently with a London private collector. The original recipient, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth n?e Conybeare Bruce (ca.1818-1866), was the daughter of the Dean of Llandaff & the wife of Canon William Bruce, who in 1869 approved Rossetti's request to retouch his 1856 Llandaff Cathedral triptych (see "DGR as Designer & Writer" [1889], p.67). She was also the sister-in-law of the Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Austin Bruce (later 1st Baron Aberdare of Duffryn), whom Rossetti first met in 1856. In 1862, in a fit of profound remorse & sadness, Rossetti buried his manuscript poems, which were to be published as "Dante at Verona and Other Poems," with his recently-deceased wife. In Sept. 1869, after being convinced by a few friends that he should publish his lost poetry, Rossetti wrote to Sir Henry (at the time Her Majesty's Home Secretary), personally requesting his legal consent for Elizabeth Siddall Rossetti's exhumation in order to retrieve his manuscript notebook. This remarkable copy, dedicated to Rossetti's wife & advertising his forthcoming but soon abandoned edition of poetry, was presented to the sister-in-law of the man whose later consent for the exhumation made such an edition ("Poems" 1870) possible. Binding Very Good (sl. rubbing to cover cloth); contents Very Good (sl. creasing to a few leaves, & lt. marginal dampstains to pp.131-160, 193-206 & 290-300). Rossetti 9, Vaughan 11, Ashley IV 113, Ehrsam & Deily 219, Fredeman 23.3, Fennell 19, Colbeck 4.

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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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        Panorama of the Seat of War: Bird's Eye View of Kentucky and Tennessee Showing Cairo and Part of the Southern States

      New York, 1861. No Binding. Fine. 22 x 28 inches. Chromo-lithograph, superb original color; fine condition. Very rare, beautiful view of the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, primarily showing Tennessee and Kentucky - the western seat of the Civil War. Bachmann, one of most highly skilled graphic artists of the 19th century, employed a vantage point of remarkable height in this panorama. The work presents literally hundreds of square miles of territory, making it a unique hybrid of map and view. It was intended as a more accessible visual guide than a standard map to the probable theatres of the Civil War for viewers unfamiliar with the areas being represented. This view in particular is one of Bachmann's more complex works. The artist necessarily distorts the view, which is oriented to the southeast, so it can encompass great lengths of both the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. These can be followed from Cincinnati, Ohio to Helena, Arkansas; Cairo, Illinois appears in the foreground. The rivers frame the expanses of Kentucky and Tennessee in the middle distance. The view is detailed with cities, roads, steamships and railroads all depicted complete with trains on the tracks. Reps says of Bachmann, who emigrated from Germany in the 1840's, that he "brought with him fully developed artistic, lithographic, and printing skills for his earliest prints reveal a high level of competence and complete command of the lithographic medium." In these daring works, he certainly extended the range of the medium in unprecedented fashion. Bachmann also produced some of the finest 19th century views of New York, New Orleans, Boston, and other major American cities. Interestingly, Bachmann claims the view was "Drawn from Nature." In exactly what sense this was meant is hard to tell. However, the Civil War did see the first considerable use of balloons in mapmaking. Thus, it is possible that Bachmann personally engaged in this or that knowledge of such a practice inspired these views. Bachmann's Civil War views are described by Rumsey as "very rare" (no. 2657). They were separately published as individual sheets. Reps, J. W. Views and Viewmakers of Urban America, p. 160.

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        Silas Marner : The Weaver of Raveloe

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. Terra Cotta embossed cloth with gilt titles on spine. 364 pages plus 16 pages of advertisements. Includes ad for "Autobiography of Rev. Dr. Alexander Carlyle" listing the second edition for sale. Very early state of the 1st. A beautiful copy with some edgewear and minor foxing to prelims. . 1st. Cloth. VG+. Octavo.

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      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1861. Fine. First edition vi, 364p. 10 leaves of ads. Bound by Bayntun in full red calf with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with aqua and black title labels gilt with fancy gilt panel ornaments, the covers with double-ruled gilt rules, fancy gilt board edges and denteles

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood, 1861. First Edition. Octavo (20cm); publisher's terra-cotta cloth, decoratively blind-stamped and lettered in gilt on spine; cream yellow endpapers; 3 preliminary leaves (including half-title, but lacking the two-page advertising leaf for Carlyle's Autobiography); 364pp + 16pp publisher's ads. Early ownership signature ("J. Wharton Duff, Aston House, April 6, 1861") on tipped-in leaf between front endpaper and half-title. Slight wear to spine ends and corners; gilt a trifle dull; clean repair to rear hinge; still a tight, attractive, Very Good copy.& & Well-preserved first edition of what is arguably Eliot's most complex novel, long the bane of middle-school readers to whom it has been thoughtlessly prescribed as a moral tonic. This copy with an interesting contemporary ownership inscription dated in the month of publication.

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        Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa;

      London - John Murray, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A fascinating first edition of this important work bythe anthropologist and traveller Paul Belloni du Chaillu. He became famous in the 1860s as the first modern outsider to confirm the existence of gorillas - introducing a scientific appraisal of the species into Western culture through this very book, the frontispiece of which contains the first ever depiction of the Gorilla by a Westerner. This accompanies over 70 other illustrations and plates, alongside a folding map of 'Western Equatorial Africa' (collated complete). This copy has been carefully rebound, probably around1950, with the original decorative black cloth neatly mounted on the front board. Includes several additions by an attentive rebinder, most notably a bound inphoto of the author with his authenticsignature, mounted on the lower margin, reading 'Yours Very Sincerely, P. B. Chaillu', and his obituary, mounted on the front pastedown. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with a few marks and minor shelfwear only. Hinges have been strengthened with new endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with just a few scattered spots, most numerous to the first few original pages. Map has several large closed tears but no loss. Neat ink inscription and blind stamp to front free end paper. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Cambridge Edition - The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments

      Jas. B. Smith & Co., 1861. Revised. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised with Canne's Marginal Notes and References. Together with the Apocrypha. To which are added an index; and an alphabetical table of all the names in the old and new testaments with their significations. Also, tables of scripture weights, measures, and coins. An exquisite 19th century bible! Large! Measures 11 5/8 x 9 3/4 x 2 3/4. Original leather binding with elaborate gilt decoration. Family sectin contains notes. All plates intact. Some photo pages missing. Spine faded. Moderate scuffing and rubbing. Some water stains and brown spots inside. Good condition for its age. Published by Jas. B. Smith & Co., 1861

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861 In contemporary dark green half leather with red marbled boards, corners and edges a little worn and bumped. Spine has raised bands, blind tooling, gilt title, half inch crack to lower head joint. Internally, red marbled endpapers, text block edges marbled, binders stamp to verso fep, light foxing to first and last few pages, ink name to head of title page (MS Galley Carson), [4], 364 pp, printed by William Blackwood, Edinburgh. A nice copy of a classic. (Allibone 420)Evans, Marian [pseud. George Eliot], novelist, was known under several names during her life: Mary Anne Evans (at birth), Mary Ann Evans (from 1837), Marian Evans (from 1851), Marian Evans Lewes (from 1854), and Mary Ann Cross (1880). Her short novel Silas Marner, begun in November 1860, and finished in March 1861, caused much less depression and fewer delays than was usual for her in its composition. With its happy ending, its legendary plot of the miser who turns into a philanthropist and finds happiness in adopting a child, it is different from her other novels, while sharing their humour and breadth of understanding. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        Lettres de...a Sa Fille et a Ses Amis

      Paris: J. Techener, 1861. hardcover. near fine. Small vignettes throughout, 11 volumes, small 8vo, 1/2 brown morocco, gilt-stamped spine with raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Paris: J. Techener, 1861. Near fine.

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        The Complete Works of William Hogarth : in a Series of One Hundred and Fifty Steel Engravings, from the Original Pictures / with an Introductory Essay by James Hannay; and Descriptive Letterpress by J. Trusler and E. F. Roberts - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London : London Printing And Pub. Co. , [1861-1862], 1861. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : [4], xviii, 201, [1] p, 151 leaves of plates : ill. ; 31 cm. Subjects: William Hogarth (1697-1764) -- English art and artists -- Steel engraving - Specimens - [18--]. Embossed bindings - England - 19th century. Notes: Added engraved t. P. Pagination is continuous. All edges gilt. Finely bound in full contemporary, elaborately gilt and blind-tooled dark Morocco. Raised bands etc. Minor, generalized wear to the spine bands and panel edges. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        The Works of Charles Dickens

      62 - London - Chapman & Hall, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractive,uniformly bound collection of the novels of Charles Dickens. Chapman and Hall's Illustrated Library Edition, volumes I to X, and XII to XXII. Volume XI - Sketches by Boz - is not present. Containing The Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby, Martin Chuzzlewit, The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge (including Hard Times), Oliver Twist,Dombey and Son,The Personal History of David Copperfield, Pictures From Italy/American Notes,Bleak House, Little Dorrit and Christmas Books. This relatively early collection of Dicken's works omits Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, all of which were published during or after 1861. With numerous plates throughout by eminent artists, including 'Phiz', H. K. Browne, Cruikshank, Maclise, Stanfield, Stone, Doyle, Leech, Tennel,Walker,andCattermole. Dickens was regarded as the 'literary colossus' of his age. His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, is one of the most influential works ever written, and it remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. His creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to G. K. Chesterton and George Orwell for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism. With a neat ink inscription of one 'Jones Gibb', dated 1866, to title page or half title of each volume. Condition: In half morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound with minor rubbing. Some wear to the spines, most prominently to Bleak House Vol II and Nicholas Nickleby Vol II, the latter of which also has a strained front hinge. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean. Foxing to tissueguards where presentbut otherwise pages generallyshow just the occasional mark or spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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      1861. With Thirty-Four Illustrations from original drawings by John McLenan. Printed from the manuscript and early proof-sheets purchased from the author, for which Charles Dickens has been paid in cash, the sum of one thousand pounds sterling. Philadelphia: T. B. Peterson & Brothers, n.d. Original half calf with marbled boards and endpapers and page edges. First Illustrated American Edition -- in fact the first illustrated edition anywhere. It was actually Harper who paid Dickens (as noted on the title page, above) for advance sheets; they then ran it in Harper's Weekly. They sold the book rights to Peterson of Philadelphia, who published it in July in several of his Dickens "library" series -- one of which was this illustrated octavo edition. (The illustrations are separate plates; generally, Peterson library editions which have the illustrations integrated into the text came out a bit later.) John Gregory of New York did not publish GREAT EXPECTATIONS until September -- though his Library of Congress deposit may have preceded Harper's (who was notoriously lax in this regard).~The cloth-bound copies of this edition include ads that list the original publisher's bindings available for this illustrated octavo edition -- and four of the bindings are "half calf" (one of which is with "marbled edges"). In our opinion, this is that original publisher's binding -- as we have seen numerous Dickens works by Peterson, from different sources, bound in it. This copy is in very good-plus condition, with only very light shelf-wear; the front endpaper is cracked, but all remains tight. See Podeschi A147 and D25.

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      Paris: Delarue, [ca. 1861].. Six handcolored lithographic plates after R. Torres Mendez, heightened with gum arabic. Each uniformly matted. Very good. An important and extremely rare series of beautiful South American color plates, depicting places and characters in and around Bogota, Colombia. These plates are from the Paris series of Torres Mendez plates, issued about 1861, after the originals published in Bogota in 1851-52. There were thirty-six plates in the entire series, of which six are present here. Ramon Torres Mendez received no formal artistic training but in his youth was attached to Messrs. Fox and Stokes, a Bogota print shop, where his skill as a draftsman was recognized. He specialized in capturing in his drawings the activities and recreations of the inhabitants of Bogota. The images here are captioned as follow: 1) "Traje I Modo de Viajar de los Campesinos de las Tierras Altas." Travellers bound for one of the high mountain passes ride mules, swathed in bright serapes. 2) "Indios Pescadores del Funza." Fishmongers carry strings of fish from a mountain lake. 3) "Arriero y su Mujer Sabana de Bogota." A water carrier offers a drink. 4) "Polleros de Choachi Colombia." Chicken farmers are depicted on their way to market with cages of fowls on their backs. 5) "Carboneros de Choachi Colombia." Charcoal burners drive oxen loaded with huge sacks. 6) "Conduccion de Muebles Bogota." Furniture movers carry household possessions through the streets of Bogota. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 86 (Bogota ed).

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        The Natural History of Selborne;

      London: Henry G. Bohn,, 1861. With observations on various parts of nature; and the naturalist's calendar. With additions and supplementary notes by Sir William Jardine. Edited, with further illustrations, a biographical sketch of the author, and a complete index, by Edward Jesse. With forty engravings. Octavo. Near-contemporary full calf by Bickers & Son, spine gilt in compartments with a dark green morocco label, sides bordered with a double gilt rule, gilt fleurons to corners, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece of Selborne, and forty colour plates. Gift inscription dated 1866, and unidentified ownership plate. A few gilt paint-stains near the spine, covers slightly rubbed and scratched, frontispiece spotted but otherwise internally clean; a very good copy. A handsomely bound and attractively illustrated copy of White's Natural History of Selborne.

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        The Discovery of Australia by the Portuguese in 1601

      London,: J.B. Nichols and Sons, 1861.. Quarto, map, author's manuscript dedication to initial blank, some scattered foxing; a very handsome copy in contemporary full morocco, decorated in gilt and blind. A handsomely bound presentation copy of this important work on pre-Cook exploration in the Pacific, Major's much-vaunted follow-up to his early work on Terra Australis (previous item).In the supplement to his work on Terra Australis, Major published a letter from Sir Henry Ellis regarding the claims of the Portuguese, and this is in effect his reply, definitively stating his belief in their priority. This assembly of important documents, mainly translated from the Dutch and Spanish, deals with the hypothetical sightings of the Australian continent by the Portuguese in 1601. The discussion generally covers the period from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the Cook discoveries and includes reference to Drake, Gonneville, Magellan, Quiros, and Jansz on the Duyfken, as well as a discussion of an Elizabethan map by Jocodus Hondius which showed New Guinea as an island before the 1606 passage of Torres.In 1861 Major was made knight of the Tower and the Sword by Pedro V of Portugal for his claim that the Portuguese discovered Australia. This copy is inscribed by Major to Sir David Dundas, a Trustee of the British Museum, in June 1861.

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        Revue pour tous illustrée, 1er mai 1861 au 19 mai 1862

      Fayard 1861 - In-4, (28x19 cm), relié demi-basane bleue, dos titré, illustrations en noir et blanc, rare revue satirique, première année ; rousseurs, manques sur le dos et les mors, plats frottés, état correct. Revue pour tous [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Seaman's Narrative of his Adventures During a Captivity Among Chinese Pirates, on the Coast of Cochin-China, and afterwards during a Journey on Foot across that Country, in the Years 1857-8.

      Charles Westerton, London 1861 - xi, 292 pages. Old library blid stamp on ttitle page (Candy Library), rebound, leather spine and corners, marbled boards. During the time of the Second Opium War between Britain and China (1856-60), sailor Edward Brown (about whom little is known) was discharged from a trading vessel in Hong Kong. He was then offered the opportunity to captain a Chinese-crewed ship bound for Wai-how on the west coast, though he was warned that it was a risky enterprise because of the ongoing hostilities. Soon his ship was chased by Chinese pirates and Brown was taken captive for many months in Cochin-China (southern Vietnam). Published in 1861, this engaging account of his captivity, attempts at escape, and eventual return to his livelihood as a mate on a trading ship is told in a lively style, and gives a first-hand account of both a turbulent time in one of the world's most dangerous seas, and the different people and customs he encountered in the course of his enforced time on land. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Royal Mail Steam Ship "Australasian" 3100 Tons, To the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Sip Company this print is ... dedicated

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1861. Hand-coloured lithograph signature in image, "C. Parsons". Image size: 17 x 27 1/2 inches. Sheet size: 20 1/4 x 29 inches. Various expert repairs. A spectacular Currier & Ives portrait of the beautiful but unfortunate "Australasian": the Cunard Line's "first iron screw mail steamer ... [and] the worst vessel that the company ever owned". The Australasian was built in Clydebank, Scotland, in 1857, "at a time when auxiliaries [vessels with both steam and sail power available to them] were much in favour and when she was regarded as a magnificent vessel" (India House p.63). She was a 338-foot iron screw steamer, designed to carry mail for the European and Australian Royal Mail Company, with two smokestacks and three masts. "the company for which she was built did not last very long, and she was purchased by the Cunard Line [initially called the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Ship Company], in whose fleet she was the first screw mail steamer. They adapted her to their requirements ... but she was never a success. It was often said that she was the worst vessel that the company ever owned, for although a remarkable fast ship in smooth water, she rolled like a barrel when it was rough, and her vibration was excessive" (India House pp.63-4). Charles Parsons, British born, spent most of his long life in America creating superb marine prints and paintings. Much of his print work was published by the two major New York lithography firms: Currier & Ives and Endicott & Co. His ship portraits are among the finest of the era and demonstrate a love and a profound understanding of ships, their constuction and life at sea. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection to be found at India House (New York: 1935) item number 255; Gale 5673; Parker & Bowen Mail and Passenger Steamships of the Nineteenth Century (london: 1928) pp.24-5

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