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

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

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

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

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

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

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        AUTOGRAPH ALBUM. Leeds Town Hall, 1861 - 1895

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Grisly Wife Bookshop (ANZAAB/ILAB)]
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        STORIA DELLA MONARCHIA PIEMONTESE DAL 1773 AL 1861.

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

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

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

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        THREATENED DISSOLUTION OF THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC, AND GREAT MOMENTARY PANIC AMONGST THE BRITISH MANUFACTURERS AND SHIPPING AGENTS. UPWARDS OF HALF A MILLION OF MERCHANDIZE FORCED UPON THE HOME MARKET AT AN ALARMING SACRIFICE...[caption title and first line of text]

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

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

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

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        The Wild Huntress [Three Volumes]

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

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

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

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        THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A STAGE-COACHMAN

      Published by Hurst & Blackett, 1861. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. Three volumes. 8 x 5". Red embossed cloth, gilt titles to spines. B/w frontis to each volume. Bookplate of Eric S. Quayle to front pastedown of Vol I. Top and tail of spine and corners bumped and rubbed. Contents very good. [S]

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        [Print]. Presidents of the United States

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

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        Album of Feather Collages. Ethel Maude Haslewood. Christmas, 1861

      1861 - Striking, extremely uncommon Victorian album employing bird feathers in simple attractive designs. The craftsmanship is more intricate than it might first appear, as the feathers were carefully sewn into place on the leaves used. Feathers are from pheasant, owl, moat mount peacock, grey hen, black cock, peacock, grey hawk, spoonbill, guinea hen and a few unlabeled feathers. The captions designated the birds are done with a neat, calligraphic hand. There are fifteen feathered designs in all. The red morocco binding is heavily worn. One leaf is loose. One or two stray feathers. Generally the designs are intact, handsome, and their leaves, clean.

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        SKETCHING RAMBLES; OR, NATURE IN THE ALPS AND APPENNINES.

      London, James Hogg and Sons, s.d. (1861)2 voll. In-8° Legatura coeva in percallina granata con decorazioni a secco ed in oro, autore e titolo impressi a secco sul dorso. Figure femminili (probabilmente raffiguranti le due autrici) impresse in oro decorano entrambe i piatti anteriori. XII, (2), 374; VIII, (2), 368 pagine numerate. 20 tavole litografate fuori testo di cui 2, all’antiporta, a colori. Prima edizione di questa relazione di  viaggio delle sorelle Catlow che narra della loro escursione attraverso la Svizzera e l’Italia fino alla Campania. Il viaggio fu intrapreso nel 1856 e rappresenta il tipico itinerario del Grand Tour con l’aggiunta di approfondite visite nei territori alpini (ai quali è dedicato gran parte del primo volume, con un capitolo ed una tavola dedicati al Monte Bianco, mentre al IV capitolo del II volume si fa breve cenno al Monte Rosa). Inoltre, di particolare interesse è l’ampia descrizione della flora e fauna alpine. Esemplare in discrete condizioni, tracce d’usura alle legatura in particolare al piatto posteriore del primo volume, scolorito; dorsi scoloriti e con qualche piccola integrazione, abrasioni agli angoli. La tavola a colori, in antiporta del II volume, con piccolo rinforzo al bordo laterale. ITALIANO

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        Photograph Signed

      Popular Civil War mayor of Washington, DC (1861-68). PS, 2½" X 4", n.p., n.y. [ca. 1865]. Very good. Handsome carte-de-visite showing Hizzoner full-length, left hand resting atop a chair and right hand clutching hat and walking stick. Wallach's diminutive signature appears on the lower margin. A clean and attractive Mathew Brady image, with sharp corners and free of edge tears and silvering. Bold Brady studio stamp on the verso; recto has "Brady" at lower left and "Washington" at lower right, with Wallach's small but bold signature in between. Very scarce in this form.

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        AUTOGRAPH ALBUM. Leeds Town Hall, 1861 - 1895.

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

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        Stenographische Protokolle des Reichsrathes

      (Wien, k.u.k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei), 1861-1865.. Berichte des Herrenhauses: 3 Bde. 1861-1865. Dazu: Berichte des Abgeordnetenhauses: 3 Bde. 1861/62, 1863/64. Zus. 6 Bde. 4°. HLn.bde.. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Sämtliche Protokolle der ersten Reichsratssitzungen. Seit dem Oktoberdiplom 1860 und dem Februarpatent 1861 war der Reichsrat erstmals konstitutionelles Vertretungsorgan des Kaisertums Österreich und in die 2 Kammern - Herrenhaus und Abgeordnetenhaus - geteilt.

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        ENGLISH SCHOOL OF PAINTING IN WATER-COLOURS; ITS THEORY AND PRACTICE. WITH SEVERAL STAGES OF PROGRESSION. ACCOMPANIED WITH FORTYEIGHT ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE FIRST STYLE OF CHROMO-LITHOGRAPHY

      London: Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen ...[1861]...vi, 132 pgs...FIRST EDITION...44 CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS INCLUDING TITLE PAGE AND FRONTIS AND 4 PLATES(HANDPAINTED) OF TINTS FOR A TOTAL OF 48 PLATES...PENLEY, BORN IN ENGLAND AND BEST KNOWN AS A LANDSCAPE PAINTER WAS A REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR TO THE ROYAL ACADEMY AND AUTHOR OF SEVERAL ART BOOKS...Dedication page(small dampstains in margin only) following title page "TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE SIR CHARLES WOOD, HER MAJESTY'S SECRETARY OF THE STATE FOR INDIA", from the author...Pages relatively clean, some minor offsetting from plates to text, spots here and there from aging or toning...Leather corners chipped at edges...Red cloth boards worn with some staining...A RARE EDITION AND OVERALL FOR ITS AGE AND SIZE, THE BINDING IS TIGHT AND IT IS IN BETTER THAN AVERAGE CONDITION.... First Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Good+. Large Folio - 14 1/2" x 21 1/2".

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        Evenor et Leucippe. Les amours de l'âge d'or. Légende antédiluvienne. [Relié à la suite] : Autour de la table.

      1861 - Livre d'occasion 2 ouvrage en un fort vol. in-18 (18,5x12 cm) reliure de l'époque demi-veau blond, dos lisse, pièce d'auteur basane vert bronze, filets dorés. 1. Evenor et Leucippe. [2] ff., 328 pp., [1] f. Première édition française in-18. - 2. Autour de la table. [2] ff., 354 pp. Edition originale. Les éditions originales de George Sand sont rares. Cet ouvrage, "Autour de la table", n'est pas un roman, mais un recueil d'études et de réflexions sur les contemporains, dont Hugo, Balzac, Michelet, Béranger, Fromentin, ainsi que des considérations diverses sur le Berry. Réf. bibliographiques : Vicaire VII, 256 et 269. Condition : Accroc à la pièce d'auteur, une pièce de titre absente, dos lég. bruni, 2 coins émoussés, intérieur frais, bonne condition. 700g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH ALBUM. Leeds Town Hall, 1861 - 1895

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

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        [CIVIL WAR.] HARPERS WEEKLY, A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION.JAN., 1861- DEC., 1865. VOLS V-IX. [CT IN 10 VOLS]

      New York: Harper & Brothers. ,. Good with no dust jacket. 1861-1865. First Edition. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; [CIVIL WAR. ] HARPERS WEEKLY, A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION. JAN. , 1861- DEC. , 1865. VOLS V-IX. The entire run of what is generally recognized as the "Civil War Series". These are the original first issue of these newspapers and NOT the later facsimile reproductions. Bound in 20th cent. Brown buckram. Double, full-page & textural wood engraved illustrations. A few heads trimmed close. Horizontal creasing at center of many sheets in 1861-1863 vols, several closed tears, scattered cellotape repairs, a few repairs made with masking tape. Complete with all wood engraved illus. (Winslow Homer, T. Nast, et al. ) a few Homer images repaired. .

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        The UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER.

      Chapman & Hall,, London: 1861 - Contains 17 sketches of Dickens', which first appeared in his weekly periodical, All The Year Round. Minor extremity wear, with lower tips showing slight abrasion. Bookplate ["Barnton"]. Pencil note to preliminary blank, "This copy sold in the McKenzie sale." Withal, a handsome VG+ copy. 19th C. deep maroon full morocco binding by Reviere, with elaborate gilt decorated spine. TEG. Gilt dentelles. 8vo. 7-1/2" x 4-7/8". 1st edition (Eckel, p. 132; NCBEL III, 819; Smith II, 11). [8], 264, 32 pp. 32 page catalogue of books concludes volume, dated December 1860. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lincoln's 1861 State of the Union Message

      Washington 1861 - Book. Message of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress., Volume 1, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. 839 pp., 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. Excerpt"A disloyal portion of the American people have during the whole year been engaged in an attempt to divide and destroy the Union. A nation which endures factious domestic division is exposed to disrespect abroad, and one party, if not both, is sure sooner or later to invoke foreign intervention. Nations thus tempted to interfere are not always able to resist the counsels of seeming expediency and ungenerous ambition, although measures adopted under such influences seldom fail to be unfortunate and injurious to those adopting them. The disloyal citizens of the United States who have offered the ruin of our country in return for the aid and comfort which they have invoked abroad have received less patronage and encouragement than they probably expected. It continues to develop that the insurrection is largely, if not exclusively, a war upon the first principle of popular government--the rights of the people. Conclusive evidence of this is found in the most grave and maturely considered public documents, as well as in the general tone of the insurgents. In those documents we find the abridgment of the existing right of suffrage and the denial to the people of all right to participate in the selection of public officers except the legislative boldly advocated, with labored arguments to prove that large control of the people in government is the source of all political evil. Monarchy itself is sometimes hinted at as a possible refuge from the power of the people. In my present position I could scarcely be justified were I to omit raising a warning voice against this approach of returning despotism."Historical BackgroundPresident Lincoln's first message to Congress, in 1861, immediately follows the title page. In the first year of both his presidency and the Civil War, Lincoln criticizes disloyal citizens who are trying to ruin the country. He acknowledges that the Confederates firing on Fort Sumter ended hope of a peaceful solution, and expresses his confidence in General McClellan. Lincoln also expounds on the foreign affairs, the relationship of labor to capital, and reports on domestic commerce and other affairs. The remainder of the book is over 400 pages of papers relating to foreign affairs and correspondence with other nations and diplomats. The second half of the book is made up of the Reports of the Secretaries of the Interior, War, Navy, and Postmaster General.Condition Good. Original cloth boards with U.S. seal and titled spine, some slight chipping and wear to boards and spine, binding a little loose and front endpaper almost detached, hinges a bit weak, but still firm, some aging, but generally clean internally. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres de Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sevigne, a Sa Fille et a Ses Amis

      J. Techener, Paris 1861 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALPINE BYWAYS OR LIGHT LEAVES GATHERED IN 1859 AND 1860

      Longman, Green, Longman And Roberts 1861 - 1861. Good condition with no wrapper. 8 colour plates and 4 maps. viii plus 232 pages. The higher region of the Swiss Alps. Covers scuffed, corners bumped. Bookplate and name in ink to front pastedown. One plate missing, one plate has a repaired closed tear. One map edge chipped with slight loss to map. Most tissue guards to plates missing. One plate partly detached. Plates themselves are very nice. One hinge pulled. Some pencil annotation. [S] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Public General Statutes Of New South Wales From 11 Victoriae to 15 Victoriae, Inclusive (1824-1837), (1838-1946), (1847-1851), (1852-1962) (4 Volumes)

      Sydney, Australia: Australian Government Printers, 1861. pp1656 - 2478, Titles of Statutes. Raised bands to spine edge. Foxing to endpapers. Front board has some small pieces lifted on each volume on the marbled covers. . First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good.

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        A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds

      London : Groombridge and Sons, 1861 A good copy of the reprinted 1st Edition of this comprehensive and authoritative work in 3 volumes published 1861-64. In contemporary half leather and marbled board bindings with gilt compartments and title and volume labels. Complete with 225 colour plates of nests and eggs - as indicated on the title pages for each volume. Vol I, 156 pp, 78 plates; Vol II, 148ppp, 76 plates; Vol III, 136 pp plus index, 71 plates. The bindings are sound and tight. The title labels have been lost (a piece remains on Vol I) but the volume labels are present. There is a little scuffing and wear to edges - particularly the top and bottom of the spine, but the bindings are clean with bright gilt. Internally there is an inscription to a preliminary in each volume: 'Alice Troyte Bullock from GTB July 1867'. Presumably GTB is George Troyte Bullock (1829-1913) of N Coker House, E Coker, Somerset. Vol I has spotting to preliminaries and tissue guards; some offsetting to tissue guards; and a little spotting to plate margins. The spotting is more prevalent at the beginning of the book. Vol II has spotting to initial sections and the occasional spot on a plate, but later sections are very clean and bright. Vol III has spotting to preliminaries and the index but is otherwise very clean and bright.A nice set.

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        La mer de Nice.

      Poulet-Malassis & De Broise 1861 - - Poulet-Malassis & De Broise, Paris _1861, 11,5x18,5cm, broché. - Edition originale tirée à petit nombre. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Powers of the President of the United States over the Army and Navy. Preamble and Resolutions Declaring the Powers of the President of the United States over the army and navy, and as to the province of the House of Representatives to control the same. December 3, 1861

      Washington [D.C.]: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, 1861. First edition. Removed. A very good copy with faint dampstain at top edge. 8vo. 37th Congress, 2d Session. Mis. Doc. No. 9. While completely supporting Presidential power over the military, the House "deems it appropriate to express its earnest sense and conviction that in the prosecution of this war no resort, on the one hand, should be had to a plea of 'military necessity' as a cover for any violation of any constitutional right of any citizen of the United States, either in slaves or in any other right of the citizen...." Not in OCLC.

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        National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans: Including Orators, Statesmen, Naval and Military Heroes, Jurists, Authors, Etc

      New York; (1861): Johnson, Fry & Co. In two volumes , 488pp, 470pp. portrait frontispieces, engraved vignette title page, regular title page, with portraits from original full length paintings by Alonzo Chapell of presidents, jurist authors, naval and military heroes, etc. with biographical and historical narratives by the author. A very handsome set bound in publisher's full dark brown morocco, central title and flourishes gilt within blind stamped decorative border, raised bands, compartments lettered in gilt and decorated in blind, all edges gilt. Only minor post of rubbing to binding, faint circular dampstains to title page of volume one. Very nice set.. First Edition. Quarto.

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

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

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        A Residence at Nagasaki and Hakodate in 1859-1860. With an Account of Japan Generally and a Series of Letters on Japan By His Wife

      Richard Bentley, London 1861 - old half-leather much rubbed at spine, title obliterated (if indeed it was ever there), marbled paper on boards, corners bumped, xxxii, 350 pp + 2pp advts, coloured frontispiece and title page with some foxing, rest of text generally quite clean. At the rear is a catalogue of Japanese plants by Sir William Hooker, to whom the book is dedicated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Cartas de algunos Padres de la Compañía de Jesús sobre los sucesos de la Monarquia entre 1634 y 1648. Intriducción de Pascual de Gayangos

      Madrid, Real Academia de la Historia, 1861-1865 ["Memorial Histórico Español". Tomos XIII a XIX]. Siete volúmenes en 4to.; XVI-548 pp. + XIII-501 pp. + XIII-502 pp. + XVI-509 pp. + XXIV-510 pp. + XXXIII-509 pp. y XV-632 pp. Encuadernación uniforme en pasta española con tejuelos.

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        Piedmont and Italy, from the Alps to the Tiber. Illustrated in a Series of Views Taken on the Spot

      London: James S. Virtue, 1861. . Two volumes. 4to. (iv), 148; (ii), 146 pp. Near contemporary dark green half morocco over matching cloth boards, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered to two compartments, richly gilt to other panels, gilt rules to sides, marbled edges and endpapers. Two title vignettes, 6 portraits, 6 double page colour maps and 123 of 124 engraved views, lacking the plate of Lariccia in the second volume, seemingly never bound in. Small section of volume II with a brown stain to lower corner of leading edge, otherwise the contents are fresh and free from foxing. Save for the absence of the one plate, a very attractive set.

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        Fox-Expeditionen I Aaret 1860 Over Faeroerne, Island Og Gronland, Med Oplysninger Om Mulighden Af et Nordatlantisk Telegraf - Anlaeg [Presentation Binding, Signed by Author]

      Fr. Waldikes, Kjobenhavn - 1861, 1st Edition. () Very good. (4),197,32,(2). Octavo. Full red cloth. Gilt border and floral corner pieces stamped to both boards. Spine stamped in 6 gilt compartments, titles to second. With light rubbing to cloth. Corners lightly bumped. A.e.g. While moire endpapers. Foxing throughout. Plates age-toned. 4 maps, some folding, at rear. Signed and inscribed by Zeilau on the ffep. Groenlandica P 333. Very scarce. Only edition with no other translations that we can find. Zeilau was a lieutenant in the Danish army and part of the British North American Telegraph Expedition. McClintock's "Fox" was the ship and Allen Young of "Pandora" fame and John Rae of Hudson's Bay Company fame were involved with the survey. The expedition surveyed a route from Britain to America via the Faroes, Iceland, Greenland and Labrador. John Rae's experiences are part of manuscript held at the Scott Polar but never published. Excellent in presentation binding with the author's inscription. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SILAS MARNER

      1861. The Weaver of Raveloe. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. 4 pp preliminary ads (with reviews dated January 1861) plus 16 pp terminal ads, undated. Original blind-stamped cinnamon-brown cloth. First Edition of George Eliot's only single-volume novel ("a short and simple one, but flawlessly fashioned").~SILAS MARNER is a novel of remarkable quality. Idyllic, certainly, but nowhere does it strain belief or offer coincidence as a resolution... There is not a superfluous line in the narrative and the book has charm, a quality rarely found in the work of the great Victorian novelists. [CGEL]~This was George Eliot's third novel, following ADAM BEDE and THE MILL ON THE FLOSS (published in the prior two years, also by Blackwood); after SILAS MARNER she would temporarily abandon her successful environment of rural England, and fail miserably with ROMOLA, sited in Italy.~This copy is in Carter's "binding B," with the less elaborate giltwork on the spine (a variation also present on Eliot's two prior novels); Carter theorizes that if either binding preceded the other, it would have to be "A", but acknowledges that the two may have been concurrent. This copy has the two leaves of Alexander Carlyle ads at the very beginning; in some copies, it is at the rear preceding the usual 16-page catalogue, and in some copies it is not present at all (no known priority).~This is a fine copy, with virtually no external wear at all. The only flaw that we can come up with is that the rear endpaper is cracked (but still snug). Now over 150 years old, the first edition of this classic tale does not turn up in better condition. Sadleir 819 ("B" binding); Wolff 2063 (binding not specified); Carter BV pp 110-112. Housed in a handsome slipcase with leather label, with inner chemise.

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        Los Conventos Suprimidos en Méjico. Estudios biograficos, historicos y arqueologicos.

      Imprenta de J. M. Aguilar y Ca., 1861 [1862], Méjico: - Frontispicio impreso en color fechado en 1862, 525 páginas, 2 hojas y 32 litografias de Iriarte. Media piel original de la época algo gastada. Palau 246904. Sabin 67567. Mathes, México on stone: Lithography in Mexico 1826-1900, San Francisco,The Book Club of California, 1984. Obra importante para la historia misional en Méjico, magníficamente ilustrada con 32 estampas litográficas debidas a la mano de uno de los maestros mejicanos de ese arte. Iriarte (1831-1887) es considerado como uno de los mas grandes representantes de la edad de oro de la litografia de Méjico y su obra constituye un bello exponente de la antigua arquitectura conventual mejicana, en vísperas de la supresión, e incluso destrucción, de muchos de esos monumentos a causa de la promulgación por el presidente Juarez de la Ley de Nacionalización de los Bienes del Clero. El libro es un réquiem por los once conventos (Santo Domingo, La Encarnación, La Piedad, Azcapotzalco, Porta Coeli, San Francisco, La Concepción, Santiago Tlatelolco, Santa Clara, San Cosme y Santa Isabel) destruidos parcial o totalmente.También figuran los retratos de Fray Pedro de Gante, Sebastian de Aparicio y Antonio Margil de Jesus y el Auto General de Fe celebrado en 1649.

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        COUP D'OEIL SUR LES FINANCES DE LA NEERLANDE ET DE SES COLONIES 1840-1860

      TYPOGRAPHIE DE Ve J VAN BUGGENHOUDT, Bruxelles 1861 - 214 pages. This is a splendid binding in red morocco with intense gilt decoration to both boards and the coronated initial E in the centre, spine with raised bands, gilt titling and gilt decoration to panels, elaborate gilt decorated inner dentelles, watered-silk endpapers, all edges gilt. There is a stamp of the Library of Ernest Augustus, the Crown Prince of Hanover, 3rd Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale, 3rd Earl of Armagh (1845-1923). There is some slight wear to the corners and one small imperfection where the leather has been caught and damaged, and 2 small black ink marks to the back board. Inteernally the paper is clean, bright and unmarked. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Alpennines. By Agnes and Maria E. Catlow ... Illustrated by twenty views

      London, James Hogg & Sons [1861]. Two volumes: xii, 374, [2] p. (ads); viii, 368 p., 2 color lithographs (frontispieces), 18 tinted litograph plates; 20 cm. Victorian women travelers, the Catlow sisters painted as they traveled through Switzerland and Italy. Bound in original marbled-paper covered boards, rebacked in gold-tooled leather; very good. Stock#OB494.

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        Leuchochloris Albicollis. White-throat.

      A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds. Richter & Hart. 1861. - Lithograph. Original colour. Size: 32 x 46 cm. (12½ x 18 inches) In fine condition. Mounted size 52.5 x 72cm. Gould's A Monograph of the Trochilidae, Or Family of Humming Birds probably represent the peak of his art. 'The iridescent splendor and sense of motion captured in the plates is overwhelming.' (The Hill Collection, Cornell University)

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        Obras Completas. Grabadas al Contorno Por D. Joaquin Pi y Margall. Las Tragedias De Esquilo. Los Días y La Teogonía. La Iliada. El Padre Nuestro. La Odisea. Elinfierno. El Paraiso. El Purgatorio. ( La Divina Comedia ).

      Rivadeneyra, Madrid 1861 - Un total de 268 láminas perfectamente grabadas al cobre sobre buen papel. Todas deliciosamente bellas. Oferta Especial: La librería Balagué Llibrería Antiquaria ofrece por tiempo limitado un descuento del 10% en todo su inventario. All items discounted by 10%. Precio original de este ejemplar / Original price of this book: 800. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        President Cleveland Declares Thanksgiving

      The holiday we know today as Thanksgiving was & conceived by Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of the & prominent magazine Godey's Lady's Book, who en- & gaged in a campaign over years to get Thanksgiving & accepted as a national holiday in the United States. & She recommended this to Abraham Lincoln in 1861, & and on November 28, 1861, he signed a proclamation & saying, "I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in & every part of the United States, and also those who & are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign & lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of & November next, as a day of Thanksgiving." The next & national Thanksgiving was declared by Lincoln in & April 1862, and in 1863 he declared Thanksgivings & for both August 6 and the last Thursday in Novem- & ber. He went on to declare a similar Thanksgiving & observance in 1864, establishing a precedent that was followed by his succes- & sor, Andrew Johnson, who declared a Thanksgiving for December 7, 1865. John- & son gave government employees the day off, making the day a legal holiday. & The precedent established by Lincoln has been adhered to by every subsequent & president. & Document Signed, Washington, No- & vember 2, 1885. The President declares & "It is fitting and proper that a nation thus & favored should on one day in every year... & publicly acknowledge the goodness of God & and return thanks to Him for all His gra- & cious gifts. Therefore I, Grover Cleveland, & President of the United States of America, & do hereby designate and set apart Thurs- & day the 26th of November instant as a day & of public Thanksgiving and prayer, and do & invoke the observance of the same by all & the people of the land." The document & is countersigned by Secretary of State & Thomas Bayard. Every president's of- & ficial Thanksgiving proclamation is, of & course, in the National Archives. Along & with these official proclamations, pres- & idents have signed several additional & copies to be distributed to officials. & This is one of those copies and marks & Cleveland's first Thanksgiving procla- & mation in the White House. & In 1941, Congress enacted a law to fix & the date of Thanksgiving at the fourth & Thursday in November, and FDR & signed it. Thus did Thanksgiving be- & come an "official" national holiday.

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        The City Of The Saints and Across The Rocky Mountains To California

      First Edition by Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, London: 1861. Very good+ in 3/4 deep red leather and maroon cloth covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text between two compartments. An octavo measuring 8 1/4" tall by 5 1/4" deep. The hinges have been repaired and there is a 1/4" by 1/4" chip from the uppermost raised band on the spine. The edge of the front joint is rubbed and worn and there is writing in ink on the front paste down. Without a dust jacket. 707 pages including an index, appendices and text. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 16 steel engravings and two fold-out maps (Although all illustrations are present some are misplaced with the page sequence shown in the table of contents). Considered by Howes to by mildly scarce. (Howes B1033; Graff 512; Sabin 9497; Wagner/Camp 370) Edward Rice in his excellent biography of Richard Francis Burton wrote of his 1860 trip through the US and the resulting book: "...the book is a rare account by an experienced traveler who was alert to every detail, to language, to the nuances of a dynamic developing nation that showed high civilization on its eastern coast and progressive barbarism as one traveled westward. Here are emigrants, soldiers, desperadoes, wanderers, frontier women, Indian tribes, government officials, rascals and saints, the inevitable pretty girls (white and Indian alike). Social conditions, perceptions about democracy, advice to the army about dealing with the aborigines (the Indians were like a sort of Bedawin to Burton), lists of routes and way stops, the legal system and frontier justice, analyses of raw materials and alkaline waters, the sources of rivers, the weather , soil conditions - it is mid-century America in five hundred pages and appendixes and rarely dull." As an interesting side note: Burton's trip to the US formed the historical basis for John Dunning's 2004, biblio-mystery, A Bookman's Promise.

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