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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Ravenhoe

      William Blackwood and Sons 1861. pp. [vi.], 364, 16, [4] catalogue then adverts of the publications of Messrs Blackwood and Sons. Large copperplate signature of much earlier owner on half-title page; small signature on free endpaper. Good, binding nice and tight; spine has been recently sympathetically restored in brown cloth. 20e

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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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        Report upon the Colorado River of the West, explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives?

      Government Printing Office 4to original cloth with gilt cover vignette, rebacked with modern cloth, leather spine label, illustrated. Some staining and wear to covers, and occasional staining and soiling within. There are some stub tears to the maps, and a few of the folding plates are ill creased. Overall in very good shape and the Indian plates are quite bright. The Ives expedition was the first real study of the Colorado, which had as its main purpose to see to what extent the river was navigable. To accomplish this task, a steamer was made in Philadelphia and shipped in parts to San Francisco, where it was back hauled to Ives in pieces in Colorado. The Streeter catalogue indicates that the ?Ives expedition went up the Colorado some 500 miles to the limit of navigation, then continued overland along the river. The expedition disbanded at Albuquerque after transversing some 900 miles. His account of the Tonto Apaches who lived in the canyon walls is of particular interest.? All in all, this is an exceptional survey with some great illustrations.

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      Washington. 1861.. 131,14,[2],154,[2],30,[2],6,[2],31,[1]pp. plus plates (some colored), maps, and some explanatory leaves for plates. Quarto. Contemporary three- quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt. Front hinge loose. Boards scuffed and worn, morocco largely worn away at corners. Spine chipped. Light scattered foxing and occasional offsetting from plates. Else good. One of the most important and best illustrated army surveys of the American West. The report describes the activities of the expedition on the Colorado in 1857-58 under the command of Ives. Goetzmann calls the book the best of individual army reports, "a long, carefully written journal, consciously literary but with a maximum amount of attention to scientific observation." Wheat is equally lavish in his praise of the maps, applauding the detail and design of the finished work. The primary work on the exploration of the Colorado. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 947. GOETZMANN, pp.379-94. FLAKE 4287. HILL 874. STREETER SALE 177. WAGNER-CAMP 375. HOWES I92. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 786. SABIN 35308. FARQUHAR, COLORADO 21.

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      Senate United States, 1861. Leather Bound. Very Good. Quarto. 36th Congress, 1st Session, Senate Ex Document. Bound in brown contemporary leather with marbled paper over boards. Marbled endpapers. gold stamping on spine. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Black leather spine and corners. 4 maps, including two large folding maps of the Rio Colorado of the West. Clean and unmarked pages with minimal staining. Various hand-colored illustrations throughout, as well as black and white charts and illustrations. Minor foxing to title page. Some water damage to tops of pages in mid-section. This rare volume describes in great length and detail the findings of the United States Corps of Topographical Engineers while exploring the Colorado river and surrounding areas. The leading artist on the expedition was Heinrich Baldwin Mollhausen, a German who had taken several trips to the west before the compilation of this book. The first fold-out map is slightly torn with some minor folds. Light splotching occurs throughout the book. Tight binding. Minimal shelf-wear. Light scuffing to boards, spine. Gilt remains clear and bright. Overall, a superior volume in excellent condition.

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        The History and Antiquities of the County of Dorset : compiled from the best and most ancient historians, inquisitiones post mortem, and other valuable records and mss. in the public offices and libraries, and in private hands

      Westminster: Printed by John Bowyer Nichols, 1861 The third (& best) edition, corrected, augmented, and improved by William Shipp and James Whitworth Hodson. Published 1861-1870. 4 volumes . Titles in red & black. 128 engraved plates, plans, and maps. Together with three unpaginated pedigrees mentioned in the list of plates. Folio, pp. (2):vii-xxiii:i-iv:(2):cxliv:(2):722; (4):862; (4):755; & (2):534:clxiv, contemporary half morocco. Title to volume 1 creased and with short marginal tear. A little light occasional foxing but generally good. The bindings attractive and very solidly bound. The general map mentioned on the title page was not published as likewise were the four "reprint" plates listed also not published. The preliminary leaves to volume 1 bound out of order but present. Contemporarary signature of J. W. Erle on endpapers. A good copy of this substantial and weighty work.

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      1861. hardcover. <center><b>a major Victorian best-seller</b></center> Reade, Charles. THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH. A Tale of the Middle Ages. In Four Volumes. London: Trubner & Co., 1861. Original grey-green cloth. 4 vols. <p>First Edition of this major Victorian best-seller, "unanimously regarded as the author&#39;s finest work," a tale of unrequited love set among real historical characters of the 15&ordm;th&#39; Century.</p> <p><?ms_indent>As evidence of the book&#39;s success in England, one might note that after a part of it appeared under the title of "A Good Fight" in ONCE A WEEK, the circulation of that periodical increased by twenty thousand. [DNB, quoted in Wolff]</?ms_indent></p> <p>As further evidence, there were three four-volume editions published in 1861, the latter two being so identified on their title pages.</p> <p>As with Sadleir&#39;s set, in this copy there are no publisher&#39;s ads; in the copy described by Parrish & Miller, there are ad catalogues of the publisher Tinsley Brothers. There is no period after the title on Vol III&#39;s title page, but there is on the other three (in Sadleir&#39;s set, both III and IV lacked the period).</p> <p>This is a very good-plus set: three of the four volumes have early-but unoriginal endpapers applied over the original ones, but wear is limited to minor wear at some edges. THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH is bound in an unusually delicate binding, so copies in any better condition have become quite scarce. Parrish & Miller pp 206-7; Sadleir 1999; Wolff 5704 (third edition). Provenance: in each volume (on the unoriginal endpaper) is the bookplate of John M. Cameron (prominent Chicago attorney (Custer & Cameron) during the first third of the 20th Century, President of the Chicago Literary Club in the early &#39;30s), along with the penciled signature of noted collector and bibliographer Walter E. Smith. Housed in an attractive morocco-backed slipcase.</p> "THREE-DECKER" NOVELS (Sumner & Stillman Code:11387)

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      [Montgomery, Al.: Shorter & Reid? 1861].. 21pp., printed in double columns. Dbd. Tanned, some soiling. Final three text leaves dampstained. Good. In a half morocco and cloth box, spine gilt. A rare, early, and extremely important printing of the Constitution of the Confederacy - the version that was sent out to the seceded states for ratification. This printing was done shortly after the adoption of the constitution by the Confederate Congress on March 11, 1861, and includes the text of the Confederate Constitution and the United States Constitution in side by side columns. As shown by Parrish and Willingham, it was this printing that was sent out by the Confederate Congress to the various legislatures of the seceded states so that they could debate the constitution and vote on its ratification. This dual printing throws the similarities and differences between the two documents in stark contrast. Parrish and Willingham mention that this printing of the two constitutions was usually accompanied by a letter from Howell Cobb, President of the Confederate Constitutional Convention, which read: "I herewith transmit to you a certified copy of the adopted by the unanimous vote of the Convention; to be placed before the State Convention, over which you preside, for its approval and ratification. It will be seen that the Convention have conformed to the general wish of the people of these States, in adopting a Constitution upon the general principles of the Constitution of the United States. The departures from the provisions of that instrument have been suggested by the experience of the past; and are intended to guard against the evils and dangers which led to the dissolution of the late Union" (as quoted in Parrish and Willingham). Once secession became a reality in late 1860, the rebellious states had to decide what form of government they would take. As in 1787, when the original thirteen states wove themselves into the United States through a constitution, the South wove itself into a Confederacy by creating their own constitution. In early February, 1861, representatives of the seceded states met in Montgomery, quickly approving a provisional constitution, and then moving on to the task of drafting a permanent constitution. The Confederate Constitution is a striking document in its similarities to - and differences from - the United States Constitution, a subject that has been much studied by recent scholarship. In fact, the goal of the Confederate Congress was to create a document that took the best parts of the Federal constitution, but tried to eliminate its perceived weaknesses. Power was decentralized, away from the central government and toward the individual states. The President of the Confederacy was limited to a single six-year term, and was given a line-item veto of Congressional appropriations. The power of the Congress to impose taxes was greatly limited, and general treasury funds were prohibited from being used to fund local internal improvements. Government subsidies to industry and tariffs on imports were prohibited, reflecting the southern preference for free trade. Also, "the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate states, shall be recognized and protected by Congress and by the territorial government." Several of the provisions of the federal Bill of Rights were also incorporated into the Confederate Constitution, including the right to keep and bear arms, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, the right to trial by jury and against excessive bail, etc. The great expert on Confederate imprints, Richard Harwell, wrote "The CONSTITUTION of the new government is an inevitable selection for...CORNERSTONES OF CONFEDERATE COLLECTING. It is the truly representative document of the deliberations at Montgomery and a succinct demonstration of the political faith of the South in 1861, significant not only for its deviations from the old Constitution but also for its general adherence to it." Parrish and Willingham locate only six copies of this early printing of the Confederate and United States constitutions, and OCLC adds one other. Not in Crandall. We see no copies in auction records for the past thirty- five years, and are unaware of any other copies appearing on the market. An important document in the history of the Civil War and American constitutional thought. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 2. HARWELL, CORNERSTONES OF CONFEDERATE COLLECTING, p.8. OCLC 56170522. HOWES C672 (ref.)

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        Archive of 66 Manuscript Maps, Hand Drawn and Hand-Coloured by Edwin Hadlow Wise Dunkin

      1861. A Charming Set of Hand-Coloured Manuscript Maps Showing Considerable Detail, Bright with Attractive Hand Colouring, Scale Bar, Cartouche and Border . Manuscript maps, drawn and hand-coloured by Edwin Hadlow Wise Dunkin (1849-1915), a genealogist and astronomer, who worked for many years at the Greenwich observatory, holding the important post of Chief Assistant; he also wrote books on astronomy, among his books include "The Monumental Brasses of Cornwall sixty-two illustrative plates with descriptive, genealogical, and heraldic notes". He was the only son of Edwin Dunkin FRS (1821 -1898), who was a respected astronomer and the President of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Institution of Cornwall. A fabulous set of 66 hand-drawn maps, all hand-coloured, with the exception of one. Maps are in two sizes, 20 of which measuring approximately 4.5 inches x 3.5 inches (11,5cm x 9cm), and the rest (46 maps) measuring approximately 6 inches x 4.25 inches(15,5cm x 11cm). One map, entitling "Morocco, Algeria, and Tunis" is dated June 24th, 1861 and inscribed by Edwin H. W. Dunkin on the bottom margin. A set of fabulous and charming maps in excellent condition, bright with incredible detail and beautiful hand-colouring. Maps show Manchooria and Corea (Manchuria and Korea), China; the Empire of Japan; Madras; Sumatra; Java; Burmah (Burma), Siam and Annam (Vietnam); Phillippine Isles; Borneo; Spice Islands (Maluku Islands); Celebes and the Moluccas; Candia (Crete, Greek island), Ionian Isles, Sicily and Malta, Azores or Western Islands (nine volcanic islands); Balearic Isles; Independent Tartary (khiva, Bokhara, Kokan, etc); Barbary and Fezzan; Mongolia and Little Bokhara (Bukhara); Manchuria, Cora and Thibet (Tibet); Punjab and Cashmere; Transcaucasia (South Caucasus); Afghanistan and Bellochistan (Balochistan); Hindostan (India); Arabia; Persia; Turkey; Russia; Madras; Jamaica island; Madagascar; Nubia and Abyssinia; Egypt; Morocco, Algeria and Tunis; South.Eastern Africa; Congo and Angola; Lower and Upper Guinea; Senegambia; Cape Colony, Kafraria (Kaffraria) and Natal; Environs of Lake Tchad (Chad); Prince Edward and Magdalen Isles; Tierra del Fuego; Iceland; Vancouver Isle, uninhabited Nova Zembla Island, Cape Breton; Central America; Cuba and Bahama Isles; Hayti and Dominica (Haiti and Dominican Republic); Hawaiian Islands; Chiloé Island; and the Bailiwick of Guernsey (Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey and Sark). Also included in this set is the beautiful hand-coloured manuscript route map showing "The Travels of M. Caillie to Jenne and Timbuctoo and Across the Sahara in 1827 & 1828". .

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        The Illustrated London News. 1861 - (01 - 12). January to December. BOUND IN TWO VOLUMES

      London.: Illustrated London News.. Vol. XXXVIII and Vol. XXXIX.. 1861.. TWO BOUND VOLUMES. Full year (January-December) 1861 of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 622pp and 678pp, Index to Vol. XXXVIII and Vol. XXXIX, 16 1/4 x 11 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). BOTH VOLUMES MISSING COLOR ENGRAVINGS and Volume I missing sheets 169/170 and 283/284. Cover extremities rubbed and lightly soiled, splits to spine, front joints cracking but attached, leather starting to perish; foxing and creasing to endpapers, occasional light soiling and small foxed areas. Despite these faults this is a handsome set in identical binding with interiors in very good, tight condition. January to June: FEATURED ITEMS: Extensive coverage of the days before and after the outbreak of war in America (Civil War), and articles on the American South, including: The Secession Movement, Charleston 87; Sketches in Charleston, South Carolina 94; Map of Charleston Harbor 129; Slave Auction in Richmond, Virginia 139; Fort Moultrie in Charleston Harbor: the Secession Flag Flying 194; A Barber&#39;s Shop at Richmond, Virginia 207; Portrait of President Jefferson Davis 231, 248; full-figure portrait of General Winfield Scott 247; the Crowd at Baltimore Waiting for Mr. Lincoln 266; President Lincoln delivering his Inaugural Address 99; Slavery: Images in Baltimore and New Orleans 307; A Scene in the Hall of Representatives, Washington 310; Loading Cotton on the Alabama River 423; Fort Sumter: Guns Bearing on Fort Moultrie 435; Views on the Potomac Below Washington 459; Baltimore and Ohio Railway: Tray Run Viaduct 466; The "Union" Mass Meeting in Union Square NY 471; Harper&#39;s Ferry, Virginia 479; Birdseye View of the City of Washington (Double Page) 486-487; the War Excitement in New York 498; Forts Monroe and Smith 499; Reading the War News: Broadway, NY 563; The 5th Regiment of New York Zouaves 567; View of Harper&#39;s Ferry, Virginia 571; Civil War in Virginia 574-575; Moonlight Scene on the Ohio River 583; Camp Kitchen of the New York Regiment 599. Illustrated material of Chinese interest includes: The Treaty With China (Including illustrations: Celestials Contemplating the Barbarians and An-Tin Mun, The Gate of Pekin in Our Possession) 12, 13; Lord Elgin&#39;s Entrance into Pekin (double-page) 20-21; Tartar Outpost Near Pekin 32; Domestic Life in China and China New Year: 44-45; Peace with China-Reading the Treaty at Pekin 47; Chinese Paying Compensation at British Headquarters 82; Curiosity-Street, Pekin 142; Sketches in China 159; Weighing the Compensation Money Extracted from the Chinese 327; Exhibition of French Spoils from China 334; Arrival at Tien-Tsin of Indemnity Money 359; Views of Summer Palace and Imperial Palace, Pekin 390. July to December: A RUNNING FEATURE: The Queen&#146;s Visit to Ireland; Progress of the International Exhibition&#39;s Construction. CHRISTMAS SUPPLEMENT DECEMBER 21: Heavily Illustrated pre-Christmas number. FEATURED ITEMS: Extensive coverage of the days leading up to and following the outbreak of war in America (Civil War) as well as articles on the American South, including: Attack on the Pickets of the Garibaldi Guard (Front Page) 47; the Long Bridge Over the Potomac Guarded by US Artillery; Capture of US&#39; Dragoon by Guerrilla Horsemen (Front Page) 71; Fugitive Slaves 83; Review of Federal Troops by President Lincoln 111; Sketches from Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate Capital 127; Fight at Hainsville, on the Upper Potomac 143; Annotated Map of the District of Columbia 144; Confederate Prisoners (Front Page) 151; Carolinian Pickets Pursued by Federal Troups 155; Attack at Bull Run 167; Engagement Between a NY and Alabama Regiment 226; Map: Richmond Virginia 261; Texas Rangers Reconnoitering (Front Page) 263; Quartermaster&#39;s Department Killing Bullocks 271; Union Troops Attacking Confederate Prisoners in Washington 283; Confederates Trapping a Boat&#39;s Crew 303; Chain Bridge Across the Potomac above Georgetown 362; Bringing in the Federal Wounded 363; Fort Ocracoke and A Confederate Deserter 411; General Mclellan Occupying the Confederate Position at Munson&#39;s Hill 438; Punishment Drill in the Federal Camp 467; Cutting Off a Confederate Dispatch Galley on the Potomac 470; View of St. Joe, Missouri 491; The Fight at Ball&#39;s Bluff, Upper Potomac (Front Page) 511; Federalist Retreat from Ball&#39;s Bluff 514; Destruction of the Federal Merchantman Harvey Birch by the Confederate War-Sloop Nashville (Front Page) 535; Federal Picket on the Potomac etc. 567, 570, 571; The Seizure of Confederate Copmmissioners on Board the British Mail-Steamer 583; British Controversy over the Seizure (Front Page) 591; Mississippians Passing in Review Before General Beauregard 610; Torchlight Procession Honoring M&#146;Clellan 611; The Storyteller in Yokohama 147; Sketches in Japan: Government Boat and Custom-House Yokohama 162-163; the Outrage on the British Embassy at Jeddo 367; Sketches from the Interior of Japan 418; Escort of Matchlockmen 422. Illustrated material of Chinese interest includes: The Treaty With China (Including illustrations: Celestials Contemplating the Barbarians and An-Tin Mun, The Gate of Peki in Our Possession) 12, 13; Lord Elgin&#146;s Entrance into Pekin (double-page) 20-21; Tartar Outpost Near Pekin 32; Domestic Life in China and China New Year: 44-45; Peace with China-Reading the Treaty at Pekin 47; Chinese Paying Compensation at British Headquarters 82; Curiosity-Street, Peki 142; Sketches in China 159; Weighing the Compensation Money Extracted from the Chinese 327; Exhibition of French Spoils from China 334; Arrival at Tien-Tsin of Indemnity Money 359; Views of Summer Palace and Imperial Palace, Pekin 390. FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE: Prize Animals at the Royal Agricultural Society Show: Leeds (Harrison Weir) 78; Peterborough Cathedral 135; The Quays of Paris (Double) 158-159; View of St. Peter Port, Guernsey 170; The Female Blondin (Wire Walker) Crossing The Thames 182; Wild Boar Hunt in Algeria 195; The Mottram Viaduct on the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway 214; General View of Sydney NSW 218, 219; The Cinque Ports 255; New Russian Church in Paris 291; Santa Maria Del Fiore: Florence 306; The Falls of the Potomac 319; Suspense by Landseer 327; The International Exhibition of 1862 (Double Page) 330-331; The Exhibition of Sporting and other Dogs at Holburn 375; The Screw-Steamer City of New York 474; The University of St. Petersburg 515; Opening of St. Patrick&#39;s Bridge, Cork 595; Prize Poultry and Pigeons (Harrison Weir) 619; Prize Cattle (Harrison Weir) 622; Funeral of His Late Royal Highness the Prince Consort 671,674,675. .

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        Great Expectations

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. Three octavo volumes. (iv), 344pp.; (ii), 351pp.; (ii), 344, + 32pp. of advertisements dated May, 1861. First edition, first impression. One of 1,000 copies. Widely acknowledged as Dickens&#39;s masterpiece, Great Expectations was one of only two novels not published in monthly parts and published without illustrations. It was serialized in the weekly periodical All the Year Round from December 1860 to August 1861; the first edition appeared on 6 July 1861. Great Expectations is the rarest of Dickens&#39; larger books in that most of the first edition was purchased by libraries; those copies that survive, therefore, are usually not in good condition. This copy conforms to nearly all points established in the Clarendon edition; the exceptions all occurring in Vol. III, which points to a later state occurring within the first impression of that volume. Four additional printings, which were designated "editions," quickly followed, with all misprints preserved. This is a fine copy in publisher&#39;s bright violet cloth stamped in blind and gilt, showing minor toning to the spines. Inner hinges of volumes 1 and 3 barely starting. Housed in a full-morocco folding case which bears the bookplates of noted Dickens collectors Kenyon Starling and William E. Self.

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        Disraeli Steps in to Aid Queen Victoria

      Disraeli Steps in to Aid Queen Victoria.& After the death of her husband Prince Albert in 1861, Queen Victoria went into a lengthy seclusion. At first this was accepted, but as the years went on her subjects began to openly criticize her isolation. In 1871, when a decade had passed, Prime Minister William Gladstone, whom she disliked, pressed her to increase the number of her public appearances. She resisted, complaining that Gladstone spoke to her as if he was addressing a public gathering and insisting she was too weak to handle strenuous public displays. But the clamor continued, and constitutionally she had no means to go direct to the people to halt it. Benjamin Disraeli, who then led the opposition party, was a favorite of hers and determined to come to her aid. Hughendon was Disraeli&#39;s country manor; he lived here from 1848 until his death in 1881. It had an annual harvest festival, and he thought it presented the perfect vehicle to help the Queen. & & Disraeli had the authority to appoint the vicar of the church at Hughenden, and his final selection was the Rev. Henry Blagden, with whom he maintained a close relationship. From Blagden he received the official invitation to preside over the 1871 festival. This is his letter accepting that invitation. & & Autograph Letter Signed, 2 pages, London, September 9, 1871, to Blagden. "Your note has only just come to hand. I presume from its date that it has been somewhere mislaid. I shall have great pleasure in presiding over the Harvest Festival."& & Disraeli issued a lengthy, heart-felt justification of the Queen at the festivities. As stated in the biography "Benjamin Disraeli: Earl of Beaconsfield" by William Monypenny, "Disraeli had the knowledge and insight which others lacked; and he took the opportunity of the Harvest Festival at Hughenden to explain what the state of the Queen&#39;s health was, and how conscientiously in spite of weakness she carried on the most material part of her work." &

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        The Early Italian Poets from Ciullo d&#39;Alcamo to Dante Alighieri (1100-1200-1300) in the original metres, together with Dante&#39;s Vita Nuova, translated by D.G. Rossetti

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1861. Hard Cover. FIRST EDITION. An excellent PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed at the time of publication ÒTo Thomas Keightley Esq with true respect & regard D G Rossetti - Xmas 1861.Ó The recipient, a classical scholar and historian, had long been a friend of the Rossetti family, and was in particular a supporter of Gabriel RossettiÕs theories on Dante. William Rossetti remarked that KeightleyÕs The Fairy Mythology had a great effect on and himself in their childhood. KeightleyÕs Òthank-youÓ letter to the author, dated Christmas Day 1861, is printed in J.C. Troxell, Three Rossettis (1937) on page 14. This is the authorÕs first regularly published book, one of 600 copies. Very good in original brown cloth with gilt title to spine and cover design by the author. This book has been professionally recased, a common repair for this title due to the text block being too heavy for the binding. There is light rubbing to the edges and boards, and a short, expertly repaired closed tear to the book cloth along rear board and spine. The interior is clean and bright. Housed in a green half-morocco slipcase with a few scuff marks to spine. 464 pages plus errata. PRERAPH/020309. Very Good.

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        Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857-1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. 5 parts in one volume. large 4to., (11 2/8 x 8 6/8 inches). 2 large folding lithographic maps (short closed tears near the mount, some minor spotting), 8 fine folding lithographic views, 8 chromolithographic plates and 16 lithographic plates of views (and fossils) from sketches by Baldwin Mollhausen (some spotting and marginal staining). Original black cloth gilt (rebacked preserving the original spine, corners renewed, a little rubbed). First edition, Senate and preferred issue. Probably best known as the engineer and architect of the Washington Monument (1859-1860), in 1857 Ives was "promoted to first lieutenant and was named to lead an expedition up the Colorado River in order to develop potential routes of supply in the event of a war between the national government and the Mormon settlements in Deseret (Utah). Ives&#39;s expedition included John Strong Newberry as naturalist, the Prussian Heinrich Balduin Möllhausen as artist and unofficial diarist, and F. W. Egloffstein as topographer. Ives purchased a steamboat in Philadelphia. The vessel was taken apart and shipped via the Isthmus of Panama to California and thence to the mouth of the Colorado River, where Ives and the members of his expedition rendezvoused late in 1857. Ives and his men reassembled the steamboat and christened it the Explorer. They launched the ship on 31 December 1857 and set out on their journey of reconnaissance. They progressed northward for two months, passing through Mojave Canyon and Bill Williams&#39;s Fork, before the ship hit a rock on 5 March 1858. Following this setback, Ives divided his men into two parties, one to return with the boat, the other to return by land. Ives led the latter group, which consisted of Newberry, Egloffstein, Möllhausen, Peacock, three laborers, the Mexican packers, and twenty soldiers commanded by Lieutenant John Tipton. The groups parted company on 23 March 1858, and Ives&#39;s group soon entered the most rewarding part of their travels. On 3 April they had their first sight of what Ives called the "Big Cãnon" (what today is called the Grand Canyon). Ives recorded his reactions, "a splendid panorama burst suddenly into view . . . vast plateaus, towering one above the other thousands of feet in the air, the long horizontal bands broken at intervals by wide and profound abysses, and extending a hundred miles to the north, till the deep azure blue faded into a light cerulean tint that blended with the dome of the heavens." Ives and his men descended as far as they could that day, and the next morning (4 Apr. 1858) they stood on the floor of the Grand Canyon. Spanish explorers had sighted the Grand Canyon in 1540, and trappers probably had seen it, but Ives and his party appear to have been the first white men to visit the floor of this great natural wonder. Ives&#39;s party pushed on and visited Cataract Canyon on 12 April. On 2 May Ives divided his party again and led a small group to the villages of the Moqui. He and his men then pushed eastward and reached Fort Defiance on 23 May 1858, concluding their journey there. Their expedition had been productive in many particulars, but Ives made a strange prediction in his report, "It seems intended by nature that the Colorado River, along the greater portion of its lone and majestic way, shall be forever unvisited and undisturbed." The next century would prove quite the opposite to be the case" (DANB). This is the official report. Catalogue description prepared for and on behalf of Arader Galleries by Kate Hunter.. Book.

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      1861. hardcover. <center><b>in the more elaborate "A" binding, and in highly-desirable condition</b></center> Eliot, George [pseudonym of Marian Evans]. SILAS MARNER: The Weaver of Raveloe. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. 16 pp undated ads + 4 pp (Carlyle) ads bearing January 1861 reviews. Original blind-stamped orange-brown cloth. <p>First Edition of George Eliot&#39;s only single-volume novel ("a short and simple one, but flawlessly fashioned").</p> <p><?ms_indent>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 <u>charm</u>, a quality rarely found in the work of the great Victorian novelists. [CGEL]</?ms_indent></p> <p>This was George Eliot&#39;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.</p> <p>This copy is in Carter&#39;s "binding A," with the more elaborate giltwork on the spine (a variation also present on Eliot&#39;s two prior novels); Carter theorizes that if either binding preceded the other, it would have to be "A", but acknowledges that the two may have been concurrent. (In our experience "A" is certainly the scarcer, in any event.) This copy has the two leaves of Alexander Carlyle ads at the rear; these extra leaves appear only in some copies, and in some cases they are bound in at the front instead.</p> <p>This is a handsome copy, just about fine -- with virtually no wear nor soil. The endpapers (in this copy original pale peach) have only very slight cracking at the rear -- usually a major problem; the leaves have no foxing. Baker & Ross A6.1.a; Sadleir 819 ("B" binding); Wolff 2063 (binding not specified); Carter BV pp 110-112. Housed in a custom clamshell case.</p> BOOKS WRITTEN BY WOMEN (Sumner & Stillman Code:12182)

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. First Edition, First Issue. 8vo. Original terra cotta embossed cloth with gilt design and lettering on spine. Rare first issue with two page advertisement at front, "Autobiography of Dr. Alexander Carlyle," and 16pp list at back "Messrs. Blackwood and Sons." A striking copy with very slight fraying to extremities of spine, rear cover unevenly marked with light discoloration. Hinges intact, contents tight and fine with no foxing or soiling present. A rare find indeed.

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      Chicago. 1861.. vii,[1],134pp. plus frontispiece, plates, and errata leaf. Original cloth, rebacked. Some scattered soiling and foxing. Manuscript note on frontis. Else quite good. Clark was a Chicago physician who went to Colorado to prospect for gold in 1860, without success. He describes in detail the frontier town and expresses distaste with some of its aspects, such as the gambling, crime, and language. His narrative is considered to be one of the few authentic and truthful accounts of life and travel in Colorado of the day. The plates offer many fine illustrations of Denver and other western towns. "One of the best of the few contemporary accounts of the Pike&#39;s Peak gold rush..." - Wilcox. "[Clark&#39;s] is one of the few authentic accounts of that year&#39;s travel to the Rockies" - Wagner-Camp. HOWES C430, "b." STREETER SALE 2144. CHICAGO ANTE-FIRE IMPRINTS 548. GRAFF 731. WAGNER- CAMP 372. WILCOX, p.24.

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        Beskrifning och anekdoter om skälar och apor.

      Med 11 träsnitt. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1861. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration och träsnittsillustrationer i texten. + Beskrifning och anekdoter om roffåglar. Med 11 träsnitt. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1874. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration och träsnittsillustrationer i texten. + Äfwentyr med krokodiler och alligatorer. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1856. 16:o. 16 s. Med två titelillustrationer. + Jagtäfventyr från Ostindien och Afrika. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1855. 16:o. 32 s. Med en titelillustration. + Flyttfåglarne. Med 50 figurer. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1860. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration och träsnittsillustrationer i texten. + Äfwentyr wid hwalfiskfångst. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1855. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + Buffel-jagter. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1855. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + Ormtjusare och ormfängare. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1855. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + En lejonjagt i Afrika. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1855. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + En lejonjagt i Persien. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1855. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + Anekdoter om ormar. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1855. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + Anekdoter om elefanter. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1873. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + Kapten Blighs olyckliga resa år 1788. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1863. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + Fasansfulla olyckor på Amerikas kuster. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1875. 16:o. 48 s. Med en titelillustration. + Pizarros död. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1872. 16:o. 16 s. Med en titelillustration. + Sjöröfwaren Robertson. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1871. 16:o. 32 s. Med en titelillustration. + Förskräckliga skeppsbrott. Sthlm, P. G. Berg, 1867. 16:o. 32 s. Med en titelillustration. Samtida nött hfrbd med sparsamt guldornerad rygg. Marmorerade snitt. Ryggen med skrapmärken. Enstaka småfläckar och vissa häften lite bruntonade. Titelbladet till "Ormtjusare" med fläckar och "Anekdoter om ormar" lagerfläckig. Med Emil Hebbes namnstpl på den första och sista småskriften samt försättsbladet. Samtliga titelblad med Hebbes blåstpl "H" nedtill. Ur Gunnar Brusewitz bibliotek.. Müntzing I:19 för "Beskrifning och anekdoter om roffåglar". Trevligt samlingsband med illustrerade småskrifter utgivna av P. G. Berg. Här finns ett representativt urval ur serierna Natural- och jakthistorier respektive Sjömanshistorier i varierande upplagor. Boktryckaren och förläggaren P. G. Berg gav ut en rad folkskriftsserier i olika ämnen, inte minst med historiskt och naturalhistoriskt innehåll

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        Pittoreskt Sverige.

      Första serien: kanalfärden mellan Stockholm och Göteborg. Tjugo lithografierade utsigter efter originalteckningar. Med kort text af Fr. Hedberg. (I-V). Sthlm, Hörbergska boktryckeriet, 1861. Tvär-4:o. (4),48 s. & 20 litograferade plr & 2 utvikbara litograferade och delvis handkolorerade kartor. Trevligt grönt hfrbd med smakfullt guldornerad rygg (De Pers, Antwerpen). Första häftet skuret, övriga med endast putsade snitt. Omslagen till häfte II-V medbundna. Inlagan ngt lagerfläckig.. Aberstén 411. Denna första serie var allt som utkom. Planscherna avbildar Stockholm, Södertälje, Stegeborg, Mem, Söderköping, slussarna vid Berg, Vreta kloster, Borenhult, Motala, Vadstena, Sjötorp, Läckö slott, Vänersborg, Halleberg och Hunneberg, Trollhättan, Lilla Edet, Bohus och Kungälv samt Göteborg

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        The Laws Which Regulate the Deposition of Lead Ore in Veins; illustrated by an examination of the geological structure of the mining districts of Alston Moor

      London, Edward Stanford, 1861.. FIRST EDITION 1861, SIGNED BY LAWRENCE RICKARD WAGER ON FIRST BLANK ENDPAPER (see below). 8vo, approximately 235 x 155 mm, 9¼ x 6 inches, large folding coloured map of the Mining district of Alston Moor and Coal-Cleugh in a rear pocket, 21 illustrations including 2 lithographs, 1 being the frontispiece, the rest are coloured sectional illustrations of geological veins etc, 5 are folding, 1 is a large folding plate, 3 small text illustrations, pages: xix, plus list of illustrations, 1-258, plus 18 pages of adverts, original publisher&#39;s pebble cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind decoration to covers, original brown coated endpapers. Cloth rubbed and spine faded with a few pale marks, wear to head of spine with a small nick, tail of spine worn with slight loss of cloth, lower hinge repaired, corners worn, slight shelf wear to edges, inner paper hinges cracked, large folding map in pocket has neat repairs with 2 strips of linen to folds, first folding plate has a neat closed tear repaired just running into image, a few other tiny repairs to margins, hardly noticeable, endpapers age-browned and foxed, some scattered pale foxing, affecting a few illustrations, otherwise a good copy. L. R. Wager, that is Lawrence Rickard Wager, commonly known as Bill Wager, (5 February 1904 &#150; 20 November 1965) a British geologist, explorer and mountaineer, described as "one of the finest geological thinkers of his generation" and best remembered for his work on the Skaergaard intrusion in Greenland, and for his attempt on Mount Everest in 1933. See Wikipedia. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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