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

      London: A W Bennet, 1861.. First Edition. Red tooled leather cover. VG : in very good condition. Spine and cover edges faded to brown. Marbled edges. vi; 278pp :: 16 b/w plates :: 180mm x 130mm (7" x 5")

      [Bookseller: Barter Books Ltd]
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        The City Of The Saints and Across The Rocky Mountains To California

      First Edition 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.Our code number = TB22866

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA, ILAB]
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        [Print]. Presidents of the United States.

      Sheet size: 27 x 21 (68 x 53 cm); image size: 24 1/2 x 18 3/4 (62 x 47.5 cm). First edition. Chromolithograph on wove paper. Reilly, American Political Prints: 1861-13. A large, patriotic, and symbolic print issued around the time of Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration containing a central allegorical scene is surrounded by oval portraits of the first sixteen presidents of the United States, with George Washington at the top and a beardless Abraham Lincoln at the bottom which may explain why, though now a considered one of the most beautiful prints of the images of American Presidents, it did not sell, as the new president was sporting a beard, and not clean-shaven as he was when Matthew Brady took this image on February 27, 1860, the day of his speech at Cooper Union in New York. The print "both commemorates Lincoln?s election and recognizes the challenges and opportunities facing the 16th president.. The 16 presidential portraits encircle symbols of the republic at a time when a divided nation faced secession and civil war. In the center, Columbia holds a shield and liberty cap, the latter being a symbol both of revolution and of freed slaves. A bald eagle grasps arrows and an olive branch and carries a ribbon with the motto 'E Pluribus Unum.' The Capitol dome (shown completed at a time when it was still unfinished) symbolizes the founding of the democratic republic while a steamship symbolizes development and progress. The allegorical images relate to concepts that Lincoln expressed in his first inaugural address; that seceding and breaking the Constitution, would be a step backward, not forward, and violates the very principles of the Union, a Union which is 'older than the Constitution.' By commemorating Lincoln?s election and illustrating the troubled and complex scene he faced, this chromolithograph encapsulates the spirit of Lincoln?s presidency, " Erin Mast, Curator (?My Abraham Lincoln? Exhibition at President Lincoln?s Cottage Museum, 2009). OCLC locates only two copies, a Minn. Library and the Library of Congress. A very good copy, small, faint stain on left margin, minor edge wear with a few tiny tears, colors vibrant.

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        " Sheffield from Norfolk Park " by William Ibbitt.

      Sheffield. M & N Hanhart Chromolithographers January 1861. A fine example of one of the seven panoramas painted by the Sheffield artist and issued as lithographic prints between 1826 and 1867. Ibbitt lived on Broad Lane and painted Sheffield extensively, in oil and watercolour.He was for a time a councillor for St George's Ward.Though widely known the views were never reproduced and are highly sought after. All seven are currently available at varying prices as well as others of the same period and earlier, by H. P. Parker [1795-1873] Joseph McIntyre [1841-1897] and T. C. Hofland. [177-1843] Details and scans on request. They comprise views from the East, West, South-East, Abbeydale,and the Valleys of The Don and The Sheaf. Psalter Lane,Crookes and and various other sites display them identifying specific features

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        Atlas des peripherischen Nervensystems des menschlichen Koerpers. Parts I-II

      Cotta Munich: Cotta, 1861. First edition. Rüdinger, Nicolaus (1832-96). Atlas des peripherischen Nervensystems des menschlichen Körpers. Parts 1-2. Folio. 13 unnumbered leaves. Parallel text in German and French. 10 photographic plates (numbered I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII-XI, XII, XIII & XIV). Munich: Cotta, 1861. 500 x 352 mm. Loose in cloth-backed portfolios as issued; light soiling, a few ties on portfolios defective. Minor foxing & browning, but very good. First Edition of the first 2 parts of Rüdinger's excellent photographic atlas of the peripheral nerves, an important pioneering effort in medical photography, contemporary with the photographic atlases of Luys in France. According to the prospectus tipped to the inside front cover, Rüdinger's atlas was intended to appear in 10 parts, with the first two devoted to the peripheral nerves of the head, the third through fifth to the nerves of the back, neck and arm, and the last four parts to the nerves of the torso, lower extremities and the sympathetic nervous system. The work was apparently never completed; however, OCLC cites copies with 26 leaves and either 39 or 46 plates, indicating that at least one more part was issued. See Meyer, Historical Aspects of Cerebral Anatomy, pp. 146ff. re later neuroanatomical contributions by Rüdinger. Hirsch (giving publication dates as 1861-67).

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        Six ethnographical maps illustrative of "The Natural History of Man"

      Bailliere London: Baillière, 1861. Prichard, James Cowles (1786-1848). Six ethnographical maps illustrative of "The Natural History of Man" . . . Folio. [4]pp. plus six hand-colored engraved folding maps. London and New York: H. Baillière, 1861. 437 x 284 mm. Original marbled boards, cloth backstrip, paper label on front cover, a little worn and rubbed, hinges tender. Front margins a bit frayed, a few tears along map folds, but very good.Second edition, second issue (first edition 1843; first issue of second edition 1851). This atlas of six ethnographical maps were intended as a companion to Prichard's Natural History of Man, originally published in 1843, and the expanded five-volume edition of his Researches into the Physical History of Mankind (1836-1847 and subsequent eds.). The maps show the distribution of races and the physical history of mankind in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Oceania, and indicate the movement of cultures native to these continents over time. The atlas was sold separately from the text, and is quite scarce.

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        Le Pêcheur français - Traité de la pèche à la ligne en eau douce. Contenant: L'histoire naturelle des poissons; la pêche particulière à chacun d'eux; les moyens de découvrir les endroits où ils se tiennent; de trouver ou de composer les appâts et de les employer d'une manière assurée; les époques les plus favorables pour la pêche; la connaissance des ustensiles nécessaires, leur prix et l'art de les fabriquer et réparer.

      Kl.8°, Fronti., IV, 423 S., 20 lithogr. Tafeln davon: 12 Tafeln mit 72 versch. Abb von Fischereizubehör, 8 Tafeln mit 29 Fisch-Abb., Privat-HLdr. d. Zeit, goldgepr. Rücken, mit vier Zierbünden., Min. berieben u. bestossen, etw. stockfleckig, S. 19 m. Randeinriss, auf ca. 30 Bl. am oberen Rand leichter Wasserand, S. 423 m. kl. Randriss im Innengelenk. Insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Text frz. Sixième Edition, revue et augmentée par A. Moriceau. Fronti. nach Valette (del.), gestochen von Nargeot (sculp.). Die zwölf Tafeln zum Fischereizubehör werden separat erklärt, die Tafeln zu den Fischen enthalten jeweils die Namen der Fische.

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        La liberté commerciale. Son principe et ses conséquences.

      Paris, Guillaumin et Cie, 1861. (4) + 236 p. Half leather.. Arsène Jules Émile Juvenal Dupuit (1804-66), fransk ingenjör och nationalekonom. Han var pionjär inom gränsnytteteorin och föregrep nationalekonomisk teori som utvecklades 100 år senare. Han betraktas som en av föregångarna till neoklassisk nationalekonomi

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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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        ATLAS GEOGRAPHIE. Dresse' pour l'Histoire Universelle de l'Eglise Catholique de l'Abbe Rohrbacher.

      First Edition. Guame Freres et J. Duprey. 1861.. pp about 60. Folio. Illustrated with 24 maps in original colour. Some slight foxing and browning mainly to page ends. The atlas is disbound, else VG. The maps (which fold-out to about 20 x 18 inches or 50 x 45 cm) are orientated mainly on the Mediterranean, but there are also maps of the continents of Europe, Asia and the United States of America, and Central Asia. CCPS2005 US$0

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        Die astronomische Strahlenbrechung in ihrer historischen Entwicklung.

      4 Taf., XIV, 181 S. Marmorierter Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel (Ecken bestossen und berieben, Rücken berieben). 1. Ausgabe der gekrönten Preisschrift. - Poggendorf III; Hockey I; DSB I, 532: "In view of his wide-raniging interests, it is no wonder that Bruhns was influential. His superior lectures attracted many students; he was also active in the Astronomische Gesellschaft and initiated and equipped the first german astronomical expeditions. His energy and enthusiasm, however, had a strong effect on his colleagues, which should not be ignored." K.C. Bruhns (1830 - 1881) gelernter Schlosser wurde nach dem Studium Observator der Sternwarte in Berlin. Er lehrte seit 1859 als Privatdozent in Berlin und ein Jahr später als a.o. Professor an der Universität Leipzig. 1868 wurde er Ordinarius für Astronomie und Direktor der unter seiner Leitung erbauten Sternwarte. Es war Mitglied der preußischen Gradmessungskommission und war Mitbegründer des ersten deutschen meteorologischen Beobachtungssystems in Sachsen. Er entdeckte zahlreiche Kometen und bestimmte Bahnelemente schon bekannter Planetoiden und Kometen. - Vorsatz mit Besitzerstempel und Vortitel minimal braunfleckig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH vorm. L]
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        Über die Einstellungen des dioptrischen Apparates im menschlichen Auge.

      5 (3 doppelblattgroße, 1 mehrfach gefaltete) Tafeln, 2 Abbildungen, VIII, 283 S. Kartonage mit aufgezogenem Original der ersten Umschlag-Seite Einzige Ausgabe. - Hirschberg VI, § 1241, S. 396 ff.; Albert/Norton 1169: "Published before either Donder's or Helmholtz's books on physiological optics, this work contained many new and important observations in the field of dioptrics. It contains a description of the structure of the emmetropic, myopic, and hyperopic eye, and the principles of accomodation." - Eingehend von Hirschberg gewürdigtes Werk des berühmten Ophthalmologen Eduard v. Jaeger (1818-84), dem u.a. die Einführung des Augenspiegels in die Praxis und die Entwicklung von Sehproben zu verdanken sind. - Sauberes und sehr gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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      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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        Notes on the Antiquities of Devonshire which date before the Norman Conquest. [First and Sole Edition in book form]. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH A.L.s

      W Roberts, Exeter, 1861 1861 8vo., First Edition, with a tipped-in illustration and large folding engraved map on cloth, COLOURED BY HAND IN OUTLINE, map lightly foxed, tiny later signature on front free endpaper; original green coarse-grain cloth, printed paper label on upper cover, printed paper label (lightly browned but entirely legible) on backstrip, red sprinkled edges, yellow endpapers, upper hinge cracked (but binding entirely sound), a splendid, crisp, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON TITLE AND A LONG A.L.s TIPPED-IN AT END. With a contemporary sheet folded to 4pp containing a manuscript list in a very neat scholarly hand of 69 'ancient camps or hill fortresses in the County of Devon' and enclosing a separate manuscript plan of Milber Down Camp near Newton Abbot. With the author's memorial bookplate, and trade ticket of Exeter Rare Books, on front paste-down. This valuable work appeared originally as a series of articles in Trewman's 'Exeter Flying Post' newspaper. A SPLENDID AND UNIQUE PRESENTATION COPY. Rare. Brockett 17040. Astonishingly, not in Anderson.

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      William Blackwood 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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        Bibliografia del Friuli. Saggio di Giuseppe Valentinelli Socio Corrispondente dell'Accademia d'Udine. Edizione Sovvenuta dall'Imp. Accademia di Scienze in Vienna.

      Venezia, Tipografia del Commercio, 1861. In 8vo, pp. 496 (mancano le ultime 44 pp. di Indice e infatti la numerazione arriva di norma alla pagina 540), vecchia rilegatura con dorso in tela color vinaccia e piatti in cartone marmorizzato nero verde (sotto ? conservata la sua bross. orig. a stampa, con titoli in nero e doppio filetto di cornice), tagli marmorizzati. Rara edizione originale di questa importante e utilissima compilazione, contenente la descrizione di 3655 opere divise per argomento e luogo di stampa. Esemplare fresco e in ottimo stato di conservazione.

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        Montserrat N.E. 3 Miles

      From Illustrations of the West Indies by Andrews, 1861. Coloured lithograph profile view. Centre fold re-inforced. Clean. 68 x 8.5 cms A rare antique view of the coastline of Montserrat, showing the town of Plymouth.

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      William Blackwood and Sons 1861. pp. [vi.], 364, 16, [4] catalogue then adverts of the publications of Messrs Blackwood and Sons. Pencil signature of previous owner on verso of fep. Recently repaired, spine laid down etc. A few marks to the text, but otherwise a good clean copy.

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        The English School of Painting in Water Colours; Its Theory and Practice. Accompanied with... illustrations in the first style of chromo-lithography.

      London: Day and Son [1861].. First edition, folio, (vi), 132 pp. Title and 43 further chromolithographs tipped in on art paper plus 4 plates of tints, some occasional, mostly marginal, spotting. Original gilt decorated brown cloth, some wear to corners, spine and joints otherwise a very good sound copy of a very scarce title. Penley was a regular contributor to the Royal Academy, watercolour painter to the King and Queen and Professor at Addiscombe College and later Woolwich Academy. A lavish and very scarce volume usually found in later editions.

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      von & FLEETWOOD, Georg.) Hans majestät konung Carl XV:s vapensamling. Collection d'armes de sa majesté le roi Charles XV.1-2. ´Paris, Imprimerie de Ch, Lahure et Cie / Stockholm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, (1861)-63. 4:o. 15 s.+ 12 litogr. planscher; (4),+ 34 s.+ 28 litogr. planscher [ nr. 1-26 a-b, 27]. Originalmarokängband, den första blå och den andra lila fast blekt, med blindpressade pärmar och hela guldsnitt. Två volymer, del ett något nött. Ur Ericsbergs bibliotek. Del ett, som är på franska, har titeln "I. Section orientale" och del två, som är på svenska, har titeln "II. Vesterländska samingen". Planscherna är litograferade av Emilie Vernier och tryckta av Lemercier i Paris. Del ett, Orientaliska samlingen, utkom även på svenska. Katalogen utarbetades av Döbeln och Fleetwood i nära samarbete och under ledning av Karl XV. Vapensamlingen byggde Karl XV upp redan som kronprins, med start genom köpen av Jonas August Hafströms samling och 1856 den soldinska samlingen i Nürnberg. Hans samling donerades till staten 1872, och befinner sig nu i livrustkammaren

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        THE LAKE REGIONS OF CENTRAL AFRICA. A Picture of Exploration.

      Volume I only. xvi, 412 pages. Illustrated with a folding, partly coloured, map, six coloured chromoxylographs, and woodcuts within the text. Original cloth, decorated in blind and titled in gilt. Octavo. First edition. Second issue. Spine worn at head with loos of about 1 cm. of cloth; also the cloth is split to halfway down the spine; prize label for 1861; else a very good, clean copy.

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        The Letters of Horace Walpole (9 Vols.)

      Henry G. Bohn London: Henry G. Bohn, 1861 Six panels on spine with ruled gilt and fleurons divided by raised gilt bands. Dark green leather spines with large tips with double gold rule outlining them. Endpaper pastedowns and boards are in a blue green and brown marble paper. Silk markers, silk headers and TEG all volumes. Bindings signed by Root & Son. There are numerous engraved plates. A handsome set.. First Thus. Three-Quarter Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Trade.

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        The Baltimore poet handwrites the second stanza of his patriotic tribute to his native state – he had written “Maryland! My Maryland” in the days following the death of a friend in a skirmish with Union troops shortly after Fort Sumter

      Autograph Manuscript Signed “James R. Randall,” one page, 7” x 8.75”. On laid, watermarked paper. Fine condition. The second stanza of his nine-stanza poem, “Maryland! My Maryland!” In full, “Hark to an exiled son’s appeal, / Maryland! / My Mother-State, to thee I kneel, / Maryland! / For life and death, for woe and weal, / Thy peerless chivalry reveal, / And gird thy beauteous limbs with steel, / Maryland! My Maryland!” After hearing of the death in of a friend involved in a skirmish with Union troops marching through Baltimore on April 19, 1861, Baltimore-born James R. Randall, teaching in Louisiana, was so aroused that he wrote the poem, “Maryland! My Maryland!” at night by candlelight. It first appeared in the April 26, 1861, issue of the New Orleans “Sunday Delta” and was eventually set to the music of “Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum.” In 1939, “Maryland! My Maryland!” was adopted as the Maryland state song. It is annually played before the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

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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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      Amsterdam., 1861.. b/w engraving, plans. Color plate, plus atlas. “The Dutch Griffiths.” A handbook on shipbuilding based on the designs of John W. Griffiths, the influential American naval architect who was important in the development of clipper ship design. This work includes scaled plans of the American clippers Manitowoc, Sylvia, Empire State, Herald of the Morning, Red Jacket, Great Republic, Lightning , and Sea Witch as well as the Yacht America, all of which are described in detail in the text. Text in Dutch. This Dutch edition is testament to the influence of Griffiths’ work, published in New York a decade earlier. The sixty-nine plates in the atlas volume are printed in white on black, as they were in the American editions of Griffiths’ books. The color plate of the clipper ship Nightingale, and two folding tables, sometimes found with the atlas, are included at the back of the text volume here. Occasional light foxing to plates. Bound in contemporary half calf with gilt spine decoration and red label. Plates in separate portfolio, cloth over marbled boards.

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        Danske Nationaldragter. Lithographerede af Ad. Kittendorff.

      Kjøbenhavn, C.W. Stinck, uden år, omkr. 1861-62. Lille folio. (29x19 cm.). Original mappe i blå helshirt med guldtryk og ramme i blindtryk. Særdeles velholdt. Indeholder alle 30 smukke farvelitograferede plancher af danske folkedragter. Eksemplaret her har det yderst sjældne ekstra litograferede titelblad med prospektet fra Nytorv. 1 blad med fortegnelse over de 5 hefters indhold samt plancher.. Den sjældne originaludgave, hvor de farvelitograferede plancher er efterkoloreret af Lund selv

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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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        Incartamento Generale della umanitaria opera Escarcerazione dei detenuti civili nelle provincie meridionali d'Italia disposta dell'invitto generele Giuseppe Garibaldi.

      [No place or printer], 1861. Small folio. Bound in contemporary half vellum. Dampstaining in top corner throughout. Binding slightly loose. Pp. 48 + 5 folded tables.. Rare first edition (only?) of Neopolitan police inspector Angelo Falangola's account of a plea made on behalf of imprisoned debtors for an amnesty.This most likely unprecedented legal action is documented in detail, reprinting the correspondence between Falangola, different legal instances and Garibaldi's permission to free the debtors.During the height of the final battles for Italian unity and against the remnants of autocracy in Southern Italy, when Garibaldi figured as 'Dittatore dell'Italia Meridionale Generale Garibaldi,' the Neapolitan inspector of the police Angelo Falangola made a plea on behalf of imprisoned debtors for an amnesty, which was granted by Garibaldi, after a collection of money had been carried out in all Neapolitan provinces in order to raise money as a guarantee for the debts. Falangola here presents a documentation of the history of this amnesty, the legal and financial wranglings, including tables of the debtors, the amount of debts and the creditors. The amnesty was given during the famous Expedition of the Thousand; an event of the Italian Risorgimento took place in 1860. A corps of volunteers led by Giuseppe Garibaldi landed in Sicily in order to conquer the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, ruled by the Bourbons.The project was an ambitious and risky venture to conquer, with a thousand men, a kingdom with a larger regular army and a more powerful navy. The expedition was a success and concluded with a victory that brought Naples and Sicily into the Kingdom of Sardinia, the last territorial conquest before the creation of the Kingdom of Italy on March 17, 1861

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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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        Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas with Descriptions

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

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        Études Pratiques sur le Code Pénal. Premiere-Septieme Etude. 7 vols. (all).

      Paris, Cosse et Marchal, 1861-72. Bound in 7 uniform cont. hcalf. Backs a little rubbed. Internally fine. Ca. 5000 pp

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

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

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        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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        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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        Elsie Venner: A Romance of Destiny - In Two Volumes

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

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        Beitrage zur Physiologie

      Engelmann Leipzig: Engelmann, 1861. 1st edition. No Dust Jacket. HERING, Ewald (1834-1918). Beitrqge zur Physiologie. [Zur Lehre vom Ortsinne der Netzhaut, Vom Horopter, etc.] 5 pts. in l vol., 8vo. 80; iv, [2], [81]-170; iv, [2], [171]-224; vi, [2], [225]-286, [2]; vi, [2], [287]-358pp. Text illustrations. 231 x 147 mm. Half morocco. A little light dampstaining & foxing, but a very good copy. Leipzig: Engelmann, 1861-64. FIRST EDITION. Early in his career Hering "mastered the difficult problem of visual space perception and was able to challenge the great master in that field, Hermann von Helmholtz, proposing alternate views that emphasized the physiological rather than the physical aspects of sensation. . . . In 1861-64 Hering published a five-part study on visual space perception in which he favored the nativistic theory, arguing that each point of the retina is endowed with three local signs: one for height, one for breadth, and one for depth. Thus he found himself in opposition to Helmholtz and other empiricists, who believed that location and space forms are learned and arise with continued experience. In this treatise Hering was concerned mainly with binocular vision, the identical points of the two retinas, and the horopter"(D.S.B.) With this kind of research, Hering exerted a tremendous influence on contemporary sense physiology and on the development of modern psychology, Gestalt in particular. See Garrison-Morton 1515, Hering's theory of color sense, worked out in the 1870's. Not in Becker or Waller.

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        Voyage à Terre-Neuve

      Paris: Hachette & Cie, 1861. Broché. 12x19cm. Edition originale. Petits manques en tête et en pied des mors, manques angulaires sur les plats, tampon de colportage sur la page de titre, agréable état intérieur quasi exempt de toute rousseur. Rare. - Hachette & Cie, Paris _1861, 12x19cm, broché. - broché

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      London: Smith, Elder and Co. Good with no dust jacket. 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. 1st Editions; B&W wood engraved Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; The original printing of this triple decker work. Vol I expertly recased using original cloth. All show some wear, fading, spines mostly quite dulled.3 volumes, first edition in book form, first issue (volume 3, p.238, line 17, with misplaced quotation mark and comma around the first word, Mark [Sadlier]. 6 wood-engraved plates by Dalziel after J. E. Millais, last leaf in volumes 2 and 3 blank except for printer's imprint. Bookplates removed from Vol III front endpaper, tasteful bookplate remains on Vol II front ep. Scatterd foxing to pages/plates, some dampstains (including image of 2 plates and margins of others) . Outer margin of 2 leaves in Vol II trimmed (pp307-310). 6 plates (incl frontises). Pale yellow endpapers. 1st edition in book form (Wolff 6777). 16-page catalogue of publisher's ads, dated "April 1861." A good copy in original cloth of a work which Sadleir considered rare in good condition. Although 1st editions are somewhat common First Issues are quite scarce. The last recorded sale of one, in similar condition, was at Sotheby's in October of 2010 for 6,000. Framley Parsonage, the fourth of the Chronicles of Barsetshire, was first published in the Cornhill Magazine between January 1860 and April 1861. Provenance- armorial bookplate of Alington. .

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        Map of the Southern States, including Rail Roads, County Towns, State Capitals, County Roads, The Southern Coast from Delaware to Texas, showing the harbors, inlets, forts and position of blockading ships -IN FULL ISSUE OF Harper's Weekly November 9 1861

      New York.: Harper's Weekly.. 11-09- 1861.. Large woodengraved map on sheet 22 x 31 1/2 inches, two folds as issued to fold into the magazine, one tiny foxing spot just below the city of Montgomery, short split to right end of horizontal centrefold, otherwise very good condition. In complete (disbound) issue of Harper's Weekly magazine (very good condition.) An impressive map of the southern states, published in the great American weekly newspaper "Harper's Weekly" seven months after the Civil War began, so that readers could follow the events of the War; the instructions in the text - "Such of our readers as wish to keep "posted" on the progress of the war will do well to paste or otherwise fasten this map on a large board against a wall" - no doubt help to explain the scarce nature of this map. The decorative border features portraits of Lincoln, Seward, McClellan and Scott at the corners. The text points out that the map "covers the whole area involved in the conflict, from Northern Missouri to Texas, and from the boundary of Kansas and the Indian Reserve to the Atlantic shores. It is printed clearly and legibly, and great care has been taken to mark every river and road in the sections now occupied by the armies." .

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        Winslow Homer's Civil War Wood Engraving for Harper's Weekly: A Bivouac Fire on the Potomac

      New York: Harper's Weekly, 1861. First printing Near Fine Condition Wood engraving after drawing by Winslow Homer. Noveber 23,1861. Near Fine Condition. with slight toning at upper edge of centerfold. Image: 20 x 13.75 inches on Folio sheet (21.25 x 15.75 inches, 540 x 400 mm). Unquestionably one of the most acclaimed artists of 19th Century American daily life, Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was a relatively unknown artist at the time he drew the compositions for the wood engravings for the popular American journal Harper's Weekly. Created during the Civil War, these iconic images are not to be viewed as mere illustrations; pictorial images rendered to lend support to an accompanying text, story or document, rather, Homer's expressive engravings stand on their own, and thus become narrative; the story, event or tale in itself. Winslow Homer experienced firsthand the tragedy, angst and occasional pride of a nation at war with itself. In1861 as special war correspondent for Harper's Weekly, Homer joined the Union soldiers at camp in Virginia, while they regrouped after their loss at the first Battle of Bull Run. Here Winslow honed his artistic mastery in expressing the pathos and glory of the soldiers at war, in repose and in celebration through his use of strict linear and tonal drawings which were eventually engraved in boxwood by a skilled wood engraver. As a perfectionist, Homer tailored his drawings to meet the challenges of the engraver to bring to life from a block of wood the subtleties and richness of figures, form and atmosphere through an intricate web of contrasting cross hatched and parallel lines. As an artist with a sense of his own destiny, Homer's timing was impeccable. Through advances in printing during the 19th Century, wood engraving had become the popular medium for illustrating the several widely circulated magazines of a burgeoning nation, Harper's Weekly, Ballou's Pictorial and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Homer contributed to them all, and continued to do so even after his artistic reputation and financial success as a painter was firmly established among the landed gentry on both sides of the Atlantic. It was in these democratic journals the name Winslow Homer was planted in the consciousness of every American, simple and sophisticated, as one of the most endeared portrayers of the American way of life. He remains so to this day. These original wood engravings are a wonderful and affordable tribute to both Winslow Homer's achievements, and the art of 19th Century historic Americana. (Hendricks, Gordon: The Life and Work of Winslow Homer. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1979., Kushner, Marilyn S.: Winslow Homer, Illustrating America. New York: George Braziller, Inc, 2000.)

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        ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London, John Murray,1861.. THIRD EDITION, with additions and corrections, (seventh thousand), 1861. 8vo, approximately 205 x 130 mm, 8 x 5 inches, folding plate at page 123, pages: xix, 1-538 plus 1 leaf of adverts, original publisher's geen blind stamped cloth, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Binding recased and slightly rubbed, corners bumped with slight wear, slight shelf wear to edges, new pale brown endpapers with the original binder's ticket pasted to first pastedown (Bound by Edmonds & Remnants, London), advert leaf at end mounted on stub, folding plate and several pages have small closed tears to outer margins neatly repaired with acid free document tape, not affecting text, light foxing to prelims and title page, ocasional light foxing to text, light creasing to lower inner margins, neat old ink name at top of half title, otherwise a very good tight copy. See: R. B. Freeman, The Works of Charles Darwin, page 85, No. 381. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        L'ART POUR TOUS. Encyclopédie de l'art industriel et décoratif. Directeur-Fondateur: Emile Reiber.

      In folio, 15 voll. (2 annate per vol.), mz. marocch. coevo con ang. (con abras., alc. dorsi restaur. e alc. piatti con aloni). Offriamo una raccolta completa delle prime 30 annate (ciasc. con Indice) di questa bellissima rivista d'arte bimensile, dal n. 1 (15 gennaio 1861) al n. 757 (30 dicembre 1891): ogni fascicolo è composto da 4 tavv. inc. su legno o in fotoincisione che illustrano oggetti di arte decorativa e industriale, appartenenti a musei o collezioni private, con didascalie in francese, tedesco e inglese. Sono proposti: mobili, sculture, bronzi, marmi e bassorilievi, porcellane, ceramiche, vasi, armi e armature, paraventi, passamanerie, stoffe, ricami, costumi, serrature, chiavi, vetri e vetrate, ferri battuti, oreficerie, ornamenti tipografici, ecc. di scuola europea dal X al XIX secolo e pezzi di arte antica: egiziana, greca, romana, persiana, assira, etrusca, araba, cinese e giapponese. Numerose annate hanno anche delle belliss. tav. in cromolitografia o in tinta. "Mancano solo 7 tavole": le tavv. 358 e 359 del n. 90 (1863) - la tav. 600 del n. 150; le tavv. 610 e 611 del n. 153 (1865) - la tav. 1337 del n. 335 (1874) - la tav. 1821 del n. 456 (1879). Nel ns. esempl. 2 voll. con difetti: il 1880/81 con gore di umidità al marg. interno e il 1882/83 al marg. esterno; i restanti, tranne per qualche restauro per strappi o qualche fiorit., sono tutti ben conservati.

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        L'ART POUR TOUS Encyclopédie de l'art industriel et décoratif. Directeur-Fondateur: Emile Reiber.

      Paris,: Morel et C.,, 1861-1891.. In folio, 15 voll. (2 annate per vol.), mz. marocch. coevo con ang. (con abras., alc. dorsi restaur. e alc. piatti con aloni).<br> & Offriamo una raccolta completa delle prime 30 annate (ciasc. con Indice) di questa bellissima rivista d&#39;arte bimensile, dal n. 1 (15 gennaio 1861) al n. 757 (30 dicembre 1891): ogni fascicolo è composto da 4 tavv. inc. su legno o in fotoincisione che illustrano oggetti di arte decorativa e industriale, appartenenti a musei o collezioni private, con didascalie in francese, tedesco e inglese. Sono proposti: mobili, sculture, bronzi, marmi e bassorilievi, porcellane, ceramiche, vasi, armi e armature, paraventi, passamanerie, stoffe, ricami, costumi, serrature, chiavi, vetri e vetrate, ferri battuti, oreficerie, ornamenti tipografici, ecc. di scuola europea dal X al XIX secolo e pezzi di arte antica: egiziana, greca, romana, persiana, assira, etrusca, araba, cinese e giapponese. Numerose annate hanno anche delle belliss. tav. in cromolitografia o in tinta. <br>& "Mancano solo 7 tavole": le tavv. 358 e 359 del n. 90 (1863) - la tav. 600 del n. 150; le tavv. 610 e 611 del n. 153 (1865) - la tav. 1337 del n. 335 (1874) - la tav. 1821 del n. 456 (1879).<br>& Nel ns. esempl. 2 voll. con difetti: il 1880/81 con gore di umidità al marg. interno e il 1882/83 al marg. esterno; i restanti, tranne per qualche restauro per strappi o qualche fiorit., sono tutti ben conservati.

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        Dealings with the Dead; The Human Soul, Its Migrations and Its Transmigrations. Penned by the Rosicrucian

      Utica, New York: Published by M. J. Randolph, 1861-&#39;62 [1861]. First edition. 8vo. [2], 268, [4, ads] pp. Original diapered brown cloth. Essex Institute Stamp on front pastedown, signed J. Hunt on flyleaf. Head of spine rubbed with loss, some minor browning to a few gatherings. Fresh, clean copy. Wright II, 1992; cf. J.P. Deveney, Paschal Beverly Randolph: A Nineteenth-Century Black American Spiritualist, Rosicrucian, and Sex Magician (1997) . "In fact, all things and events are but a simple process of what may be called Deific Photography. All forms, all things ... all human events and destinies are but the externalization of Deific fore-had thoughts." &#39;sex really means more than people even remotely suspect. In the Soul-world it does not serve the same purposes as on earth." "In the succeeding volume, the reader will be carried into a new Soul-region, of which Love is the key; and then the world will see what a vast deal of knowledge exists of which man has never heard" (pp. 137-8) Uncommon publication by an African American abolitionist and mystic whose work prefigures aspects of later writers such as Blavatsky, Crowley, and the practices of the Order of the Golden Dawn. Randolph was also author of &#39;Hashish Its Uses and Abuses&#39;, discussing use of hashish to induce trances (advertised as "In Preparation" in the back of the present volume)

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        Philp&#39;s Washington Described. A Complete View of the American Capital, and the District of Columbia; with Many Notices, Historical, Topographical and Scientific, of the Seat of Government

      Philp & Solomons, 1861. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo. Original maroon cloth with gilt stamped lettering and image of the capitol on front cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Moderate sunning to cover. Light scuffing to spine. Minimal shelf-wear. Text and illustrations are crisp and clear. Illustrations throughout and a map of the capital with labeled points of interests. Several pages in back contain various advertisements. This was the original volume printed in 1861 during the construction of the capitol dome. Chapter four details the capital building&#39;s history and describes the dome&#39;s construction. Other topics discussed are the capital&#39;s role in the Revolutionary War, departments of government, surrounding colleges, and local geography.

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