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        Poets' wit and humour

      New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1861. 8vo (22.8 cm, 9"). [8], 278, [1] pp.; illus. First U.S. edition: "Illustrated with => one hundred engravings from drawings by Charles Bennett and George H. Thomas." The work was edited by a friend and collaborator of Charles Dickens; from Chaucer to Swift to "Saint Anthony's Sermon to the Fishes," Wills's comic selections are delightfully entertaining, and their wood-engraved illustrations equally amusing. Binding: Publisher's deluxe black calf, covers and spine elaborately embossed and stamped in blind and gilt with central gilt-stamped vignette of a cherub dressed as a jester and playing a lyre. All edges gilt. => The embossing plaque is signed with the designer's initials: "R.D." — Robert Dudley. This is an English publisher's binding, most likely done using the English sheets with an Appleton title-page. This work is rarely found in the deluxe binding: The handsomely gilt-stamped publisher's cloth is the norm. NSTC 2W24418; Allibone 2762. For binding, see: Morris & Levin, Art of Publisher's Bookbindings, 44. Binding as above, showing minor wear to extremities and front cover vignette, original silk bookmark detached and laid in. Volume slightly shaken with text block starting to pull away from spine; this is the kind of volume that wants to do that, and the reader will want to "cradle" it in hand — that done, no worries. Front fly-leaf with early pencilled gift inscription and with a Maine druggist's small ticket. Mild to moderate foxing. => Both funny and decorative, in a publisher's binding that may fairly be called "DAZZLING.

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        NEW GUIDE MAP OF THE UNITED STATES & CANADA. WITH RAILROADS, COUNTIES ETC

      New York: Colton; and Chicago: Rufus Blanchard, 1861.. Folding pocket map, 30 1/4 x 34 3/4 inches, with period color. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt. Fine condition. Not in Rumsey.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Report Upon the Colorado River of the West

      Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1861 - This is the first book to deal with the Colorado River, predating Powell's exploration by 10 years.The Ives report is also one of the first descriptions of the Grand Canyon and of the area's native inhabitants. Many of the sketches have exaggerated views of dark and narrow canyons, reflecting how strange the landscape must have looked to these early explorers. Twelve full-page engravings, one profile, seven color plates, 41 woodcuts, and four maps including the two scarce shaded geologic maps. Rebacked using original spine and boards. Some surface staining to boards, gilt rubbed. Edges rubbed, corners bumped. Farquhar 21, Howes 192, Wagner-Camp 375. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives

      Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.. Senate Edition.. 1861.. Cloth bound volume, 11.25 x 9 inches, in five parts: General Report (131 pp); Hydrographic Report (14 pp); Geological Report (154 pp.); Botany (30 pp); Zoology (6 pp); Appendices. Triangular water stain on plates running from the free edge to page bottom; 5.5 inches along the diagonal. Cover and first two dozen pages detached, as are the two maps and the plate entitled Profile of Route. Discoloration and tears to several of these pages; one very short tear to each map. Front cover and spine badly abraded. A pair of tinted geological maps called for not present in Part III. The damp stain to the plates is a conundrum, as the text pages adjacent appear virtually undamaged. It is almost as if the plates were damaged prior to binding--admittedly an unlikely scenario. Equally strange, the eight scenic panoramas and the frontispiece maps, the work of F. W. v. Egloffstein, are likewise undamaged. (Additional artwork by Heinrich Möllhausen.) There are seven color lithographic plates of indigenous Native Americans: the Cocopa, Yuma, Moqui, Navajo, etc. The volume is in poor condition, given the problems cited above. However, once past the first two dozen pages, the single remaining fault is the water stain that appears on plates throughout the volume. .

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        The Holy Bible; Containing the Old and New Testaments According to the Authorized Version: With Explanatory Notes and Practical Observations

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1861. Three volumes complete. Contemporary full calf, bevelled boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, volume label to third, remaining panels with central gilt flower head tool, covers with interlocking double fillet borders with quadrilobe corner pieces, surrounding inner corner pieces of roundels, volutes and leafy stems blocked in black, all edges stained red, with marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, volume one stained to foot. Internally the stain to the foot of volume one carries on to the bottom corners of the pages for about the first quarter of the book, otherwise bright and clean. Previous owners' gift inscription to ffep. Binding is by Bickers, with their stamp to reverse of front marbled endpapers. A reissue of Scott's 1792 bible (see Herbert 1366). Reprint. Full Calf. Good+. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Temple Rare Books]
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        Sunshine in the Country

      London: Richard Griffin and Company,, 1861. A Book of Rural Poetry Embellished with Photographs from Nature. Small quarto. Original purple cloth, spine elaborately gilt, gilt titles to front cover within an elaborate gilt cartouche showing birds, branches and flowers, arabesque and geometric designs to both covers in blind, all edges gilt. 20 mounted album photographs by William Morris Grundy. Spine a little dulled, small chips from cloth at ends of spine, general light rubbing and a few marks, light s potting to earlyand late leaves, with the occasional spray within. The photographs are in excellent condition, and of the few copies that have appeared at auction in recent decades, this seems to be the nicest. First edition, first impression, of this charming volume that is thought to be one of the first poetry anthologies illustrated with photographs. Grundy took up photography in 1855 as a hobby and made his name through his series of stereoscopic genre scenes entitled "Rural England." In 1859, upon Grundy's death, the London Stereoscopic Company bought his negatives and reused them to illustrate the present volume.

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        Mitchell's New General Atlas?

      Folio, original cloth with leather spine and corners, 47 colored maps. Joints cracked, spine and edges rubbed and worn, wear on corners of back cover is significant with tears, exposing the cardboard, piece missing from spine, signature on front endpapers, preliminaries show a some modest browning, New York map with tears at lower margin, and at the lower end of center fold, some foxing, staining and soiling throughout, but maps are generally bright and clean. Of the 47 maps in this atlas, four are double page, and 22 relate to the U.S. Many of the maps have great color and detail, especially the maps of the United States, Texas, South America and Asia. Despite some soiling and a little staining, these maps are among the most attractive from the Mitchell's series. Signature on the front endpaper, dated 1861, appears to be the signature of Charles Colton. Old note to Colton from C.W. Eddins, bookseller, from a later date is laid in.

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints]
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        Panorama of the Seat of War. Birds Eye View of Kentucky and Tennessee showing Cairo and part of the southern states

      - New York: John Bachmann, 1861 [but 1862]. Chromolithograph, by Bachmann. A fine copy of this bird's-eye by Bachmann, 'one of the finest American artists and lithographers specializing in bird's-eye views' (Stephenson & McKee), recalling a pivotal moment in the Civil War. 'Bachmann did six views of the Confederate States like this one . They are very rare.' (Rumsey). The clouds of smoke over Fort Donelson show that this image is intended to recall a moment in time between February 11th and the 16th, 1862, when Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant besieged and secured the surrender of Fort Donelson. The 12,000-stong garrison's unconditional surrender was a major victory for the Union and a catastrophe for the South: Kentucky stayed in the Union, and Tennessee became vulnerable to a Northern advance along the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers. Grant, who received the nickname 'Unconditional Surrender', was also promoted to Major General, and came to be considered as an important figure in the western theater of the war. Stephenson Civil War Maps (1989) 23.5; Rumsey 2657; Reps p.160 ('No finer artist of city views worked in America than John Bachmann. Unfortunately, there is no artist about whom less is known')

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        AN ELEMENTARY TREATISE ON ADVANCED-GUARD, OUT- POST, AND DETACHMENT SERVICE OF TROOPS, AND THE MANNER OF POSTING AND HANDLING THEM IN PRESENCE OF AN ENEMY

      New York: John Wiley, 1861.. 168pp., plus six folding plates with accompanying explanatory text. 12mo. Contemporary black cloth, neatly rebacked, with original spine laid down and corner tips repaired. Small address label on front pastedown. Internally clean and fresh. Very good. A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Hon. S.R. Curtis, with compliments of Prof. Mahan." Samuel Ryan Curtis (1805-66) led a fascinating and eventful life. He graduated West Point in 1831, worked as a civil engineer, and served with distinction in the Mexican-American War. In 1856 he was elected to Congress from Iowa and served three terms (at which time he was presumably presented with this book). In 1861 he mustered into the Union army and soon was elevated to brigadier general of volunteers. Curtis led Union forces at the celebrated victory at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, and was appointed major general. He went on to command the Department of Kansas and that of the Northwest until the end of the war, after which he was appointed to negotiate treaties with the Sioux, Cheyenne, and other Plains tribes. Curtis was working on a survey of a proposed Union Pacific Railroad route when he died. This is a later edition, after the first of 1847, of Mahan's influential and popular manual. Mahan originally composed his work as a professor at the United States Military Academy during the Mexican- American War, but its popularity was assured when both Confederate and Union officers consulted it during the Civil War (it was also reprinted in Richmond and New Orleans in 1861). Presentation copies are uncommon, especially so to such a distinguished recipient, who had occasion to use the book during the Civil War. SABIN 43862. GENERALS IN BLUE, pp.107-8.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        An Elementary Treatise on advanced-guard, out-post, and detachment service of troops, and the manner of posting and handling them in presence of an enemy intended as a supplement to the system of tactics adopted for the military service of the United States, and especially for the use of officers of militia and volunteers

      New York: John Wiley, 1861. 12mo. 168pp., 6 folding plates with accompanying explanatory text. Contemporary black cloth, neatly rebacked. Rare presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Samuel Ryan Curtis. Curtis led a fascinating and eventful life. He graduated West Point in 1831, worked as a civil engineer, and served with distinction in the Mexican War. In 1856 he was elected to Congress from Iowa and served three terms (at which time he was presumably presented with this book). In 1861 he mustered into the Union army and soon was elevated to Brigadier General of volunteers. Curtis led Union forces at the celebrated victory at Pea Ridge, Arkansas, and was appointed Major General. He went on to command the Department of Kansas and that of the Northwest until the end of the war, after which he was appointed to negotiate treaties with the Sioux, Cheyenne, and other Plains tribes. Curtis was working on a survey of a proposed Union Pacific Railroad route when he died. This is a later edition, after the first of 1847, of Mahan's influential and popular manual. Mahan originally composed his work as a professor at the United States Military academy during the Mexican War, but its popularity was assured when both Confederate and Union officers consulted it during the Civil War (it was also reprinted in Richmond and New Orleans in 1861). Presentation copies are uncommon, especially so to such a distinguished recipient, who had occasion to use the book during the Civil War. General in Blue, pp.107-108; Sabin 43862.

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        Untitled, Mounted cavalrymen rescuing a soldier on horseback

      A wonderfully detailed chromolithograph depicting enigmatic scenes from the American West by Frederic Remington. Over this print measures 19.5x14" and is in very good condition with some light foxing, staining and creasing. Few artists of the American West can equal the breadth of experience of Frederic Sackrider Remington (1861-1909). From the Santa Fe Trail to the Oregon Trail, he came to possess firsthand knowledge as a rancher, a military scout, a hunter and trapper, and as a reporter. Few of his contemporaries were as devoted to capturing the three brief decades that saw the taming of the expansive and dangerous western frontier. Looking back at his career in 1905, Remington wrote: "I knew the wild riders and the vacant land were about to vanish forever...and the more I considered the subject, the bigger the forever loomed. Without knowing how to do it, I began to record some facts around me, and the more I looked the more the panorama unfolded." His evolving clarity of purpose and the naturally vivid subject matter inspired Remington to compulsively record details, producing thousands of illustrations in the course of his twenty-three year career. Remington's ability to capture narrative made his work ideally suited to the field of illustration.  His father, Seth, had been a journalist and Remington relished the opportunity to provide visual manifestation to a story.  This, coupled with his sense of adventure made him an exceptionally successful illustrator most notably for the celebrated journal Harper's Weekly.  The accuracy, immediacy and drama of his drawings fused his functions as artist and historian and in 1907 Theodore Roosevelt offered this blunt praise: "He has portrayed a most characteristic and yet vanishing type of American life." Remington was born in Canton, New York and related by blood to the painter George Catlin and sculptor Earl W. Bascom.   Following his graduation from Yale's new art school in 1880, Remington roamed the country west of the Mississippi for five years. His drawings began appearing regularly in Harper's Weekly in 1886, answering the popular need to know about America's wilderness, the Indian wars, wagon trains and cattle drives. He would return to the West for three months annually for many years. In 1890 Remington moved to New Rochelle, New York in order to have both living space and extensive studio facilities, although he later moved to Ridgefield, Connecticut.  In 1898 he served as a war correspendent and illustrator for the Spanish-American War, sent to provide illustrations for William Randolph Hearst. Although he soon became bored with his task, he was present to witness the assault on San Juan Hill by American forces, including those lead by Theodore Roosevelt. Frederic Remington's life was cut short after an emergency appendectomy led to peritonitis.   However, his contribution to American painting and to the illustration of the American wilderness is immeasureable. "Arader Galleries intends to have the lowest prices on ABE, Alibris, Biblio, AE, and Artnet while maintaining the highest levels of quality in the business for every offering. To inquire or view the complete offering, please contact our curators at aradersf@sbcglobal.net or call our San Francisco gallery at (415) 788-5115."

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        CATALOGUE DE LIVRES RARES ET CURIEUX Parmi Lesquels On Remarque Une Jolie Collection d'Editions Elzeviriennes Reiliées Par Du Seuil, Padepoup, Derome, Courteval, Ducastin, Vogel, Bozerian, Thouvenin, Muller, Simier, Hering, Koehler, Bauzonnet, Duru, Etc

      Paris: Farancois Librarie, 1861. (FR) Cover edges rubbed, with leather spine panel completely intact and in good condition but worn, no markings, pages clean, there is a small stamp to the front fly stating "Printed in france" and a label there written in ink" "Millot, Catalogue des livres rares, 1861 in-8 1/2 perc", hinges are solid, about Very Good with rubbing to ocvers as noted. given its age. 22 x 13.5 cm, paper over bds with leather spine and a spine label in ink which states " Catalogue de la vente Millot/ Paris Francois 1861", [i-v] vi-viii, [1] 2-204pp. The title page reads as follows: CATALOGUE DE LIVRES RARES ET CURIEUX Parmi Lesquels On Remarque Une Jolie Collection d'Editions Elzeviriennes Reiliées Par Du Seuil, Padepoup, Derome, Courteval, Ducastin, Vogel, Bozerian, Thouvenin, Muller, Simier, Hering, Koehler, Bauzonnet, Duru, Etc. ayant appartenu A M. MILLOT / La vente aura lieu le lundi 17 juin 1864, à 7 heures du soir et jours suivants / Maison Silvestre, rue des Bons-Enfants, 28 (Salle du premier étage) / par le ministre de Me. Levillain, commissaire-priseur / rue du Faubourg-Montmartre, 62 / Paris / Francois, Librarie/ rue des Saints-Pères, 23 / 1861. The book is entirely in French and is a listing of 1463 rare books in the following catagories: Théologie, Jurisprudence, Sciences et Arts, Belles-Lettres, Historire. Some of the listing go back to the middle of the 17th century; others are as late as the early 19th century. There is a four-page introduction to the catalogue by Francois, the bookseller, who lists the psuedonyms used by the Elzeviers when printing controversial books. (1.8 jm HOQ 101/1. Hard Cover. Very Good (-). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        SILAS MARNER The Weaver of Raveloe

      Blackwood 1861 - First edition. 8vo. Carter's A binding and terminal adverts in the earliest state. Original cinnamon ripple grain cloth decorated in gilt to the spine and in blind to the covers. A superb, near fine copy, which shows just the most minor wear to the corners, but is bright and clean. Internally fresh and tight with good hinges. Rarely encountered now in such an excellent, unrepaired state. Sadleir 819; Wolff 2063 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        The Republic of Fools: Being the History of the State and People of Abdera, in Thrace - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      London, W. H. Allen & Co, 1861. 1st Edition. Description: 2 v. 20 cm. Subjects: Avdhira (Greece) --Fiction. Thrace--Fiction. Thrace --Fiction. Exceptional copies both in the original gilt-blocked and blind-tooled cloth. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remain a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans on request.

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        Silas Marner:

      Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this realist novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans. With half title present, and a 16 page publisher's catalogue to rear followed by pages of reviews of Dr Alexander Carlyle's autobiography and advertising its third edition. Eliot's third novel,Silas Marnerwas first published in 1861. An outwardly simple tale of a reclusive weaver, in its strong realism it represents one of Eliot's most sophisticated treatments of her attitude to religion. With a previous owner's ink signature to title page. Carter Binding Variant B, Sadlier 819. Condition: Expertly rebacked in original cloth covered binding with new endpapers. Externally, sound with shelfwear, bumping and a mark to front board. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright but with scattered foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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        WORKS OF PLATO. A New and Literal Version. Chiefly from the Text of Stallbaum

      London: Henry G. Bohn, 1861-1864. 6 volumes. A choice and rare edition by Henry Cary of Worcester College, Oxford University; George Burges of Trinity College, Cambridge University and Henry Davis for King’s College, Cambridge. 8vo, choicely bound in three quarter brown polished calf over marbled boards. The spines with gilt decorated wide raised bands forming compartments with panels ruled and decorated in gilt, two compartments with contrasting red and maroon morocco labels lettered in gilt, all edges marbled, marbled endleaves. viii, 507; (vi), xii, 431; (4), 576; iv, 558; xii, 548, vi, 531 pp. including the index. A handsome and very useable set, well preserved and beautifully presented. SCARCE EARLY PRINTING OF THIS IMPORTANT TRANSLATION AND VERSION OF PLATO’S DIALOGUES. This edition of the Platonic Dialogues predates Jowett’s famous Oxford translation. All of the editors were well respected scholars and professors at Cambridge and Oxford and the authors of many works of philosophy, literature, etc. The text maintains a very faithful rendering and abridged only a few parts to “avoid prolix and obscure passages. The translations and versions embodied the scholarship and directions of lectures given on general, Platonic, and moral philosophy. This version, aware of many of the weaker points of the system endeavored to widen the course and raise the aims of the teachers. There are ample introductions and explanations of a number of the dialogues and of the system of philosophy. Of Plato little needs to be said. The translations contain; Dialogues of the Socratic School, The Dialogues Referring to the Trail and Death of Socrates, the Antisphist Dialogues, the Republic and the Timaeus.

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        Recueil des Žloges historiques lus dans les sŽances publiques de l'Institut de France. 2eme edition

      Paris, Firmin Didot, 1861. later edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Second Edition 3 vol. {complete} in contemporary black half morocco. An exceptionally clean set with the very lightest of bumping to corners.

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        The Complete Works of William Hogarth. James Hannay. Ca 1861

      Hanney, James. The Complete Works of William Hogarth /in a / Series of One hundred and Fifty Steel Engravings,/From the original pictures/With an introductory Essay by James Hannay; and descriptive letterpress by the Rev. J Trusler, and E F Roberts. London. Griffin, Bohn and Company, nd ca 1861. Quarto. Xviii, pp201. Contemporary morocco, gilt decoration to spine, with five raised bands and gilt title. Gilt decoration to upper and lower boards with inner gilt dentilles. All edges gilt. Binding a little bumped at edges. Some discolouration and a few fox marks to text pages. All illustrations, all as called for plus an extra half title, are bright and strong. A scarce, attractive book of this keystone work including Marriage A La Mode, Industry and Idleness, The Rake's Progress, The Harlot's Progress, Times of the Day, The Election, Beer Street and Gin Lane, France and England, The Four Stages of Cruelty, Hudibras, Genre and Conversation Pictures, Illustrations to Don Quixote and 56 Miscellaneous Pieces.

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        CRONICA DEL VIAJE DE SUS MAJESTADES Y ALTEZAS REALES A LAS ISLAS BALEARES, CATALUÑA Y ARAGON EN 860

      - Madrid, Imp. M. Rivadeneyra, 1861, 27x18 cm., en holandesa, 411 págs.+16 grabados de Urrabieta

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        Veduta dello stabilimento dei bagni del Vetriolo in Levico.

      Zippel, Trento. 1861 - Ripresa dal disegno di Fortunato Depaoli; pubblicata in Girolamo Avancini, Giuseppe Pacher, Le acque ferruginose di Levico nel Trentino dette del vetriolo . Trento, Seiser, 1861. Formato: Litografia di cm 22x17 (parte incisa). Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo, qualche fioritura.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige]
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        MISCELLANEA HAGIOGRAPHICA ET ARCHEOLOGICA (3 TOMOS ENCUADERNADOS EN UN VOLUMEN).

      - Boniardi- Pogliani di Ermen. Milano. 1861 - 1864- 1865. 3 tomos enc. en un vol., con 78 + 131+ 88 p. 4º menor (25 cm) Enc. holandesa época algo ajada. Dibujos intercalados en el texto mas 6 láminas fuera de texto, algunas desplegables, en primer libro, 4 en segundo, y 8 en el tercero. Tres obras encuadernadas del que fuera director de la Biblioteca Ambrosiana Luigi Biraghi: 1. RICOGNIZIONE DEI GLORIOSI CORPI DEI SANTI VITTORE MAURO, MARTIRE. SATIRO, CONFESSORE. CASTO E POLEMIO, DIACONI CONFESSORI COMPIUTA IN QUEST’ANNO 1860 ENTRO LA BASILICA DI FAUSTA ANNESSA ALLA AMBROSIANA IN MILANO. MEMORIE DEL SACERDOTE --- / 2. I TRE SEPOLCRI SANTAMBROSIANI Scoperti nel gennajo 1864 ILLUSTRATI DAL SAC. --- / 3. BOEZIO FILOSOFO, TEOLOGO, MARTIRE A CALVENZANO MILANESE DI ---. ./ CCPB000194367-7 / . E (Ref.26685) italiano historia antigua iglesia milan italia arqueologia santos [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        BEAUTIFUL LEAVED PLANTS

      1861. Very Good. LOWE, E. J., with the assistance of W. Howard. BEAUTIFUL LEAVED PLANTS; being a Description of the Most Beautiful Leaved Plants in Cultivation in this Country; to which is added an Extended Catalogue. London: Groombridge and Sons, 1861. 60 color wood-engraved plates printed by Benjamin Fawcett after designs by Aleaxander F. Lydon, + line illustrations in text. [6], ii, 144 pp. Tall 8vo., publisher's cloth binding, stamped in blind all over with gilt lettering on spine and a vignette on upper board, coated endpapers. Contemporary gift inscription, dated 25 March 1862, from Ann Mary Pemberton (Mrs. R. L. Pemberton), of Castlegate House, York, with her bookplate on front pastedown. The cloth binding was once a brilliant purple; however, the fugitive color has faded to tan almost everywhere but for a small patch on the lower board. Otherwise it is a sound binding with just a bit of spotting and slightly darkened on spine. Some sporadic light foxing to text leaves. However, the plates are clean and bright, presenting the leaves of ornamental plants with great fidelity to their form and natural color in a series of beautiful illustrations. Very good. (Nissen 1247, Pritzel 5642).

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        Report upon the Physics and Hydraulics of the Mississippi River ; upon the Protection of the Alluvial Region Against Overflow; and upon the eepening of the mouths : based upon surveys and investigations made under the acts of Congress directing the topographical and hydrographical survey of the delta of the Mississippi river, with such investigations as might lead to detemine the most practicable plan for securing it from inundation, and the best mode of deepening the channels at the mouths of the river. Submitted to the Bureau of Topographical Engineers, War Department. 1861. (No 4 in the series: Professional papers of the Corps of the Topographical Engineers, United States army)

      Philadelphia : J. . Lippincott & Co (Half Title states: 'Published by authority of the War Dept., Bureau of Topographical Engineers.') 1861 - pp. xxiv, list of plates, 17-456, appendices ([ii], iii-cxlvi; twenty pull-out plates including five maps (two in colour), one plan, fourteen charts; many tales. -- Errata slip for plate II inserted between plates I & II. -- Presentation copy from the author with inscribed pasted label to initial publisher page: 'To Mr Alexander Keith Johnston with the respects of the A A Humphreys'. -- Folio sized (32cm X 26cm) hardcover in textured dark-green cloth with gilt spine lettering, red speckled edges. Also ex-University of Edinburgh geological library reference copy (with 'duplicate' in pencil to title page). -- Good externally, very good internally. -- Secure binding with bumped and worn extremities, and age-dulled cloth, yet spine lettering is bright and clear. -- Sturdy text block with neat, crisp leaves and age-dulled top edge -- leaves also show light-brown age-toning towards edges -- plates at rear are all present and are in clean, neat and tidy condition -- three plates have longitudinal inner margin fold creases, but none have any fold splits -- six plates have on their reverse sides a small oval purple stamp of University of Edinburgh Geological class Library, and a margin of seven leaves of text (inc title page) also have the small oval purple stamp. -- Cloth also split (but very carefully glued back) for a few centimetres along front and rear hinges towards the head. -- Inner hinges are perfectly intact and not split. -- A decent copy. PLEASE NOTE: This is a heavy item and extra towards delivery cost may be requested. An enquiry is recommended - especially for overseas delivery. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        THE SCIENCE AND ART OF SURGERY. BEING A TREATISE ON SURGICAL INJURIES, DISEASES, AND OPERATIONS. THIRD EDITION. ENLARGED AND CAREFULLY REVISED.

      WALTON AND MABERLY, LONDON 1861 - 1167 Pp. THIRD EDITION. ENLARGED AND CAREFULLY REVISED. ILLUSTRATED BY FOUR HUNDRED AND FIFTY ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD. LAID IN FRONT END PAPER; LOOSE PAPER HEADER READS 'ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS.WITH COMPLIMENTS OF THE HARVEIAN LIBRARIAN.' INSCRIBED ON LEAD TITLE PAGE, 'To The Library of the Royal College of Physician .from the Author' (in an early hand). DESCRIPTION: DARK AND CONTRASTING LIGHT BROWN BLIND STAMPED CLOTH HARDBOUND, GILT STAMPED/EMBOSSED TITLE ON SPINE COVER. DIMENSIONS: 9 1/8" x 6 1/2" x 2 7/8." BOOK CONDITION: VERY GOOD; ORIGINAL BOARDS, TITLE LABELS PASTED OVER CONTEMPORARY SPINE COVER, RUBBED BOARD EDGES, INNER BOARD EXPOSED AT BUMPED/RUBBED CORNER TIPS, COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS LIBRARY STAMP ON TITLE PAGE, AUTHOR INSCRIPTION AND PENCIL LIBRARY NOTATION ON LEAD TITLE PAGE, PAGES A LITTLE STIFF, CLEAN BRIGHT AND TIGHT TEXT. EX-LIBRIS. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Book of Household Management

      London: S. O. Beeton, 1861. 1112 pages + xxxix index and coloured plate list. Lacks free front endpaper otherwise a good tight book. Half of spine is missing. With some careful restoration this would be a very good example of this rare work.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Good/No Jacket - as issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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

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

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        Sioux chief

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

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

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

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

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

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        A MONOGRAPH OF THE PITTIDAE, OR, FAMILY OF ANT THRUSHES

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

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

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

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        Framley Parsonage

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

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        Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics

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

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        TALES OF ALL COUNTRIES

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

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        History of the Greek Revolution

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

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

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

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        DAILY REPUBLICAN EXTRA...ANOTHER GREAT BATTLE IN MISSOURI. THE ENEMY ROUTED. REBEL PRISONER'S TAKEN! GENS. McCULLOCH AND PRICE KILLED! THE UNION FORCES VICTORIOUS! SIGEL AND HIS TROOPS SLEEP ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE. GEN. LYON KILLED! IMMENSE SLAUGHTER OF THE REBELS. OUR LOSS EIGHT HUNDRED KILLED AND WOUNDED!

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

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

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

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

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

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        Staten Island and the Narrows: from Fort Hamilton

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

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