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        Histoire de la Bibliophilie. Reliures. Recherches sur les Biblioth?ques des plus C?l?bres Amateurs. Armorial des Bibliophiles.

      Librairie Techener, Paris. 1861-64. Folio, published in 10 parts, 50 fine etched plates by Jules Jacquemart, including the rare 3 plates of coats of arms, printed front wrapper to fascicle 10 preserved, cont. morocco-backed marbled boards, a little scuffed, uncut. "Sumptuous folio... edited by the leading Paris booksellers Techener, father and son, with fifty faithfully etched plates by Jules Jacquemart, reproducing bindings of royal and other famous provenances; many of these formed part of their stock and were for sale... There can be no doubt that Libri's and the Techeners' work provided an enormous stimulus to the study of old bookbindings. All at once, bookbindings were in the air, and began being more widely written about.". Extremely rare. Mejer 606, Schmidt-Kunsemuller 1527, Catalogue of an Exhibition of Highlights from the Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on Bookbinding 29. None of these call for the 3 plates of coats of arms. From the library of Bernard H. Breslauer.

      [Bookseller: William Laywood William Laywood]
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        Prières des Fêtes a l'usage des Israelites français, portugais et espagnols. Hébreu-français. Traduction par A. Ben Baruch Créhange.

      Paris, à la Librairie Israèlite, 1861-1864,. 7 vol. in-8 piccolo (164x114mm), in splendida ed artistica legatura del primo '900 in marocchino granata, riccamente decorato in oro al dorso e ai piatti, dentelles interne e tagli dorati, sguardie in raso verde. Importante legatura eseguita a Torino e firmata "Vezzosi", ovvero il più raffinato legatore torinese della seconda metà dell''800. I volumi, fanno parte della collana "Prières des fetes a l'usage des israélites francais, portugais et espagnols", sono in testo bilingue francese ed ebraico e sono dedicati alle feste ebraiche di: Pasqua, Kippour (in 3voll.), Soukoth, Haschana e Pentecoste. Serie non comune, in perfetto stato di conservazione, in bellissima legatura torinese.(Margherita Nebbia, 2013:) “Non si hanno sufficienti notizie per delineare un profilo biografico di Massimiliano Vezzosi, la sola traccia della sua attività è costituita dai repertori commerciali ottocenteschi: il nome dell'artigiano ricorre spesse volte nelle guide torinesi e regionali. Sembra che la sua bottega fosse una delle principali legatorie della città ... al nome dell'artigiano la Guida Paravia fa seguire difatti i titoli di ufficiale cavaliere, cavaliere della Corona d'Italia e cavaliere dell'Ordine d'Isabella la Cattolica. Se si considera che con il cavalierato della Corona d'Italia erano insigniti alcuni dei più importanti artisti piemontesi – da Federico Pastoris ad Alberto Maso Gilli, da Rodolfo Morgari a Costantino Sereno – nonché alcune delle più rinomate maestranze artigiane locali, come la manifattura di Guglielmo Ghidini, si può intuire come il Vezzosi fosse una figura di primo piano nel panorama artistico regionale".. .

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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        The Uncommercial Traveller

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1861. First Edition. Half-Leather. 12mo, 264 pages, 32 pages of ads at rear, dated December 1860. Bound by Reviere in 3/4 red morocco over cloth; raised bands with compartments stamped in gilt; top edge gilt; marbled end papers. Original cloth bound in at rear; unobtrusive professional repair to upper joint; internally clean. A very good copy, with slight darkening to spine.

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Historically important War-date Autographed Endorsement Signed

      New York, 1861. unbound. General Fremont authorizes Major [Simon] Stevens to procure for him a gun shipment of 113 Cases of Rifles -- while they simultaneously participate in the "Hall Carbine Affair." This endorsement was written on the back of a two page handwritten letter from H. Livingstock & Co., Importers and Custom Agents, New York City, August 21, 1861, who notify Fremont, in part: "...Mr. Henry Steven's goes to France, and shall ship to you from there by the Steamer Brewer 113 Cases of Rifles, if not by this vessel he will do so by the next one from Southampton -- the goods to be consigned to Wells, Fargo & Co...In relation to the Rifles, it will be necessary to have an order from the Secretary of the Treasury, to land these free of duty if they are intended for the Government, we do not know how these Cases will be marked -- but the Department can order such are as for yourself to be landed free..." Docketed by Gustavus Koerner: Will Major Stevens procure from Washington the necessary permit and find the things right forward - from - Headquarters -- Western Dept -- St. Louis -- August 27, 1861. Endorsed: J.C. Fremont -- Major Genl. Commanding. Note: at the very moment he authorized this gun purchase, Fremont and Stevens were participants involved in the "Hall Carbine Affair" whereby J.P. Morgan financed the purchase of 5000 surplus rifles at $3.50, which were resold back to the government for $22 each. Stevens was the broker who handled this transaction and Fremont was the purchaser! And there's an interesting twist to the story: though referred to as "Major Stevens," Simon Stevens never served in the military. He was appointed to this post on Fremont's staff as a Civilian Forwarding Agent in New York, looking after the Generals' purchases in Europe and the East. Weakness and small tears at the folds; two corners chipped. Very good(-) condition. American military officer, explorer, and first candidate of the Republican Party for the office of President of the United States.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
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        NATIONAL HISTORY WAR FOR THE UNION: CIVIL, MILITARY, NAVAL. 3 VOLUMES

      1861. NAST, Thomas. DUYCKINCK, Evert A. NATIONAL HISTORY OF THE WAR FOR THE UNION, CIVIL, MILITARY AND NAVAL. Three Volumes. NY: Johnson, Fry And Company, [1861]. Thick small folios, brown quarter-morocco leather with finely-pebbled boards, five raised-bands on spine with gilt lettering. Profusely illustrated with engravings after Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast. Very Good (bit of rubbing & occasional small stain covers). Overall, a very nice set. $500.00 [Postage Extra- weighs 13 pounds].

      [Bookseller: Antic Hay Books]
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        A History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan, from the year MDCCXLV, to which is prefixed a Dissertation on the Establishments made by Mahomedan Conquerors in Indostan [in two volumes]. [Together with] A Collection of Maps and Plans to accompany the History of the Military Transactions of the British Nation in Indostan .

      reprinted by Pharoah and Co., Athenaeum Press, Madras 1861 - 1861-2 (a reprint of the revised editions of 1803). Large octavo, three volumes (but broadly a faithful line-by-line resetting of the original quarto edition, including the signatures), [iv], 436, xcvi (index); [ii], 740, [xv] (list of geographical and proper names) pages and [ii], ii pages plus 35 maps and plans (most of them folding). Contemporary half calf and marbled boards with contrasting leather labels on the spines; covers scuffed and lightly marked, and worn at the extremities; a few tiny silverfish holes to the leading fold of one map; short tears to a few maps near the stub; wide blank leading margins of several maps and leaves a little nibbled and chipped; overall a good set. An early Indian reprint of this primary resource, covering the period 1745 to 1761. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Booksellers ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        To The Hon. Simon Cameron Secretary of War

      --/No Dustjacket. 1861. The undersigned citizens of Bradford Co. Pennsylvania ... Gen Horace Williston, who is anxious to obtain a position where he can be of service to his country.  Signed by 34 citizens including D[avid] Wilmot former U. S. House of Representative 1845-1851 and later Senator 1861-1863 and backer of the Wilmot Proviso; John LaPorte [1798-1862], Member of the U. S. House of Representatives 1828-1832, speaker 1831, 1832 and of LaPorte, PA.  Ulysses Mercur, Member of the U. S. House of Representatives and later Chief Justice for PA. The petition is To The Hon. Simon Cameron 1799-1889 who was the Secretary of War for Abraham Lincoln during 1861-1862.  He was removed because of corrupt conduct. One sheet 11" x 8" formerly folded with some nicks along the edges. .

      [Bookseller: Riverow Bookshop, INC ABAA]
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        Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives, Corps of Topographical Engineers, Under the Direction of the Office of Explorations and Surveys, A.A. Humphreys, Captain Topographical Engineers, in Charge. By Order of the Secretary of War.

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. 36th Congress, 1st Session. Hardcover. 131+14+154+30+[7]+31 pp. (in five parts with appendices). Quarto [29 cm] Rebound in grained black buckram with gilt stamped title on the backstrip. Both maps present at front of volume. Both maps have six inch closed tears. Very good. Faint rubbing to corners. May require extra shipping charges due to weight. This is the first book to deal with the Colorado River specifically. The Ives report is also one of the first descriptions of the Grand Canyon (Big Canon of the Colorado), and of the area's native inhabitants. Ives expedition predated John Wesley Powell's expedition by a decade. Complete with all plates, maps, wood cuts and panoramic views. Includes seven colored plates of the Indians of the southwest. "...the report is one of the most desirable books in the Colorado River field" - Francis P. Farquhar. Howes I94. Wagner/Camp 375. Wheat 947-948. Farquhar 21

      [Bookseller: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA]
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        THE EARLY ITALIAN POETS FROM CIULLO D'ALCAMO TO DANTE ALIGHIERI (1100-1200-1300) IN THE ORIGINAL METRES TOGETHER WITH DANTE'S VITA NUOVA

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1861. xxxvi,464,[2]pp. Original black vertically ribbed cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt, edges rough-trimmed. Cloth lightly rubbed, a few very minor nicks at the spine ends, a bit of offset to the coated brown endsheets, but a quite nice copy, very good or better. First edition of this early work by Rossetti, his first regularly published book, preceded by his contributions to THE GERM, and the privately printed . Published in an edition of about 600 copies. This copy exhibits the uncorrected state of p.352 (i.e. '252'); the normal array of cancels appear. A prototype for a wood engraved frontis/title is inserted in a handful of copies (Tinker's second copy, etc) but was not included in the formally published book. ROSSETTI 9. ASHLEY LIBRARY IV:113-4. NCBEL III:491. FREDEMAN 23.3. TINKER 1810.

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        Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae. Vols 1-38

      1861-1908, St. Petersburg 1861 - 38 vols, plain + col plates. roy. 8vo. HB. Finely bound in 30 vols, half morocco, raised bands to spines, marbled edges and endpapers. Also included are vols 40-41 (bound as above) + 42 pts 1-3, bound in buckram. Rare important early Russian entomological journal. Contains papers on insects and arachnids mainly in French or German. Some fine hand coloured engraved plates in the early volumes. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: PEMBERLEY NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS BA]
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        Kikeriki. Humoristisch(-Politisches) Volksblatt. [Sammelband beinhaltet: 42. Jg., Nr. 1, 2. Jänner 1902, Nr. 14, 15 und Nr. 73 bis 104 43. Jg., Nr. 1, 1. Jänner 1903, bis 9, 11 bis 56, 58 bis 66 und 68 bis 105 44. Jg., Nr. 1, 3.Jänner 1904, bis 12 und 14 bis 67.]

      Fol. tlw. o. Pag. (4 S. pro Nr.). Priv. Lwd. der Zeit. Tlw. mit dem Kikierik-Anzeiger (ein Doppelblatt), wobei da wohl meistens ein Blatt (einzelnes Mittelblatt) fehlt. Die Paginierung beginnt im Jg. 43 ab Nr.51. - Tlw. alte Restaurierung der Einrisse durch Textilklebeband, Läsuren bzw. Einrisse, Nr. 87 (43.Jg.) mit Abriss und kl. Buchstabenverlust, stärkere Gbrsp., R. angeplatzt, berieben, Buchblock aufgrund des Papiergewichtes für den Einband zu schwer, daher dieser fragil, neue Bindung anratsam. - Die Zeitschrift "Kikeriki" wurde 1861 gegründet und bis in die achtziger Jahre des 19. Jahrhunderts hatte es eine liberale Ausrichtung. Unter dem zunehmenden Einfluß der Christlichsozialen um Karl Lueger wurde der Kikeriki scharf antisemitisch: "... bewegte sich recht konstant auf einer antisemitische Linie, die viele antijudaistische Vorurteile weiterführt, der er [der Kikeriki] zunächst einen österreich-souveränen Astrich geben möchte, indem er die paramilitärische Heimwehr favorisiert. ... Insbesondere beim Kikeriki erzeugt die antijüdische Karikatur ein kämpferisches Klima, in dem es legitim erscheint, sich gegen die Christenverfolgung durch die als jüdisch Markierten zu wehren... " (Zitat Schäfer, Vermessen - Gezeichnet - Verlacht. (2004) S. 55 und S. 90).[Die von uns gezeigte Abbildung zeigt eine Hetzkarikatur von Gustav Mahler].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Weinek]
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        (“The largest ethnographical, geological, anatomical, physiological, embryological and pathological museum”). - In der eigens dazu erbauten Bude am Königsplatze vor dem Petersthore in Leipzig wird ... vorgezeiget: Das grösste ethnologische, geologische, anatomische, physiologische, embryologische und pathologische Museum aus Stockholm. Die Sammlung besteht aus 725 Kunst- und Natur-Gegenständen.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner, s.d. (after 1861, but not later than 1870).. Typographic wall bill. Size: 18.5 x 13 inches. Two folds (not causing any defects). Fine condition. Very rare. The only other copy I could trace is held in Leipzig (Stadtgeschichtliches Museum). – Carl Dietrich Alexander Hartkopff (1820-1877) was one of the most active exhibitors of a travelling museum in Northern Europe during the 1860s and 70s. Traces of his tours can be found in many contemporary periodicals, which oftenly contain small ads or reviews and recommendations by visitors. Two of such reviews of his cabinet we also find in the lower part of this wall bill, all praising the exhibition as being of high value for any scholar of natural history and biological sciences in general (one dated march, 1862). The museum contained waxworks, models, preparats and natural specimen, but no living animals as was oftenly still the case with travelling cabinets or museums a decade earlier. But the distinction of whether an item was a preparat or natural specimen (‘NaturgegenstandÂ’), or whether it was an artificial model or sculpture worked from materials like wax (‘KunstgegenstandÂ’), had little importance for him. It does not in all cases come clear from the description, what kind of the items were. Reading only the text of the bill one could have the impression, that his exhibition would mostly roamed waxworks, but contemporary reviews of the exhibition also mention a great variety of entomological, ornithological, and conchological specimens, all those not mentioned in the bill. The reason may well be found in the rising popularity of waxwork museums at that time and especially in a general tendency of public curiosity towards the artificial and industrial in the course of the ‘Great ExpositionsÂ’ which had their international break trough with the first of its kind in London, 1851. A good example for this is the waxwork of an “anatomical venus” exhibited by Hartkopff. He claims, that this life-sized figure on the one hand is a perfect look-a-like of Pepita de Oliva, a famous Spanish dancer, but on the other, when turned around, her back would reveal the anatomy of the human nervous system with the spinal chord. When Hartkopff died in 1877 the collection appears to have been sold several times, making it travel the world for almost half a century: a newspaper from Scramento advertises the opening of the museum (probably as a part of another exhibition) in 1880, but it must have returned to Europe again, as we can find several advertisements for the museum in Scandinavia in the early years of the 20th century, the sectionsÂ’ descriptions still very similar to those published in our wall bill. The collection then dissappeared from the public for a while, but was rediscovered decades later, when it gave reason for a huge scandal that found its end first in 2013! More on that in the description of position 49 in this catalog, which advertises for a ‘Museée francaisÂ’, but actually is the Hartkopff museum, ammended by other collections.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf]
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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. [ Complete in 4 Volumes ]

      London: London; printed by John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1861. Complete in 4 volumes. Books measure 16 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches. Collation, [4pp] + cxlvi + 722pp , [6pp] + 862pp , [4pp] +755pp , 534pp+clxiv, 128 plates and plans including pedigrees. Bound in period half calf, calf corners, raised bands, gilt tooing, leather title labels, cloth boards, marble endpapers. Calf scuffed, some wear on head and tail of spines. Some abrasion wear, hinge joints rubbed, a few short spilts, all boards firmly attached. Generally bindings in very good condition. Internally, one plate loose, pages and plates in very good clean condition. A nice set. . The Third Edition. Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

      [Bookseller: George Jeffery Books]
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        Unbegreifliche Ereignisse und geheimnisvolle Thaten

      Unbegreifliche Ereignisse und geheimnisvolle Thaten in achtzehn der merkwürdigsten Erzählungen des Amerikaners Edgar Allan Poe (1861) 588pp., Deutsche Erstausgabe, kl.8vo., Obrosch., J. Scheible, Stuttgart. Mit dem Vorwort des Herausgebers "Leben Edgar Allan Poes" die meisten Erzählungen in deutscher EA. Broschur mit Randläsuren und kleinen Einrissen, etwas bestossen und nicht beschnitten insgesamt noch gut bis sehr gut erhalten und sehr selten. (Bloch 2434).

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        President Lincoln's Innaugural

      1861. (CIVIL WAR). President LincolnÂ’s Inaugural: Opinions of the Press. IN: The New York Tribune, March 8, 1861. WITH: Eight subsequent issues from March 12 to May 3, 1861, reporting “The Evacuation of Fort Sumter,” “The Pro-Slavery Rebellion,” and “The War for the Union” New York: The New York Tribune, 1861. Nine issues. Tabloids on wove stock (16 by 21-1/2 inches). $2200.Original New York Tribune reports of events pursuant to the formal declaration of the Civil War, including reactions to LincolnÂ’s first inaugural address, the siege of Fort Sumter, LincolnÂ’s acknowledgment of a state of “insurrection,” and the blockade of Southern ports.“When Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president, the South Carolina legislature perceived a threat. Calling a state convention, the delegates voted to remove the state of South Carolina from the Union. The secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of six more states— Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas (and the threat of secession by four more: Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina). These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America” (Joanne Freeman). In his inaugural address, President Lincoln had been generally conciliatory to the South, declaring that he had “no purposeÂ… to interfere with the institution of slavery.” But he went on to warn that “no state, on its own mere action, can get out of the Union.” If there were to be disagreements, they would be over secession, not slavery. When Lincoln sent additional supplies to Fort Sumter, South Carolina sensed a military build-up. On April 12, the Civil War began with shots fired on the fort, which eventually was surrendered to South Carolina. These nine issues of the Tribune document those early events. Some issues separated along folds. A significant historical record in fairly good condition.

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        Charming early Autograph Letter Signed "Leopold", in French (George Albert, 1853-1884, 4th Son of Queen Victoria, Duke of Albany, a haemophiliac, died after an accident in Cannes)

      1861 - with translation, to "Dear Rollêt", Mme Rollande, French governess to Queen Victoria's children, saying he hopes her husband "is getting better", he "was so sad to learn that he had been ill" and hopes "he will soon be cured. Mr Alfred Tyler came to see me yesterday, and he told me he was going to Genoa to see you", he asked "if I had a letter for you . he is going to come again today with his wife to pick up the letter . your very devoted friend", 4 sides 8vo., Château Leader, Cannes, 14th December some faint traces of laying down by inner edge of fourth side, not affecting signature 'Mr Tyler' is Alfred Tylor, (1824-1884, F.G.S., the geologist and brass-founder, of Shepley House, Carshalton), whose wife Isabella (c. 1823-1906, née Harris, married 1850) was a friend of the Royal Family. Mr Tylor travelled widely in France, Italy and Spain for both scientific and business purposes.

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        The Province of Jurisprudence determined (Bd. 1) resp. Lectures on Jurisprudence. Beeing the Sequel to "The Province of Jurisprudence determined". Being the first part of a series of lectures on Jurisprudence, or, the philosophy of positive law.

      John Murray Albemarle Street, London 1861 - 1. (Bde. 2 und 3) und 2. Aufl. (Bd. 1). 3 Bde. London, John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1861-1863. 8vo. CXVIII, 1 Bl., 338; VIII, 486; 2 Bll., 408 S., 32 S. (Verlagsanzeigen). Originale Verlagsleinenbände mit Rückenprägung. (Ebde. repariert und ausgebessert). Die erste Auflage der Schrift "The Province of Jurisprudence Determined" erschien bereits im Jahre 1832 und bildet in der vorliegenden Ausgabe den Band 1, somit in der zweiten Auflage. Die Bände 2 und 3 versammelt Vorlesungen von Austin, die sein Hauptwerk weiterführten. Austin verstarb bereits im Jahre 1859 (geb. 1790), seine Frau Sarah (1793-1867) brachte die vorliegende Ausgabe heraus. Sarah Austin zählt zu den bedeutendsten Übersetzern deutscher Literatur ins Englische, sie stand im Austausch mit zahlreichen Persönlichkeiten des kulturellen Lebens in Deutschland, etwa mit den Gebrüdern Grimm, mit Leopold von Ranke oder Alexander von Humboldt. Ihr verstorbener Mann etablierte mit seiner Hauptschrift 1832 den rechtspositivistischen Standpunkt, indem er zwischen positivem Recht und Moral klar trennte. (Ebde. repariert und ausgebessert).

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        3 Addresses [to the British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1 to the British Geological Association, 1 to the British Association, 1 to the Ethnological & Anthropological Dept., Letter to T.H. Huxley, 3 to the Royal Geographical Society & A Map of the Lake Region of Eastern Africa showing the Sources of the Nile recently discoverd by Dr Livingstone.

      London : Taylor & Francis et al [1861-1870] - 31, 38, 28, 7, 42, 22, 32, 89, 83 (with large fold-out map of Albert N'Yanza), 29, 32 pages : 22cm. covers & spine are very badly worn. rear cover & final leaf are partly detached. map is foxed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arthur Probsthain]
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        Recueil général et complet des fabliaux des XIIIe et XIVe siècles

      1861. Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, 1872 - 1890. 6 volumes grands in-8 reliés demi-basane rouge. Dos à nerfs ornés de motifs dorés. Titre et tomaison dorés. Imprimés ou inédits, publiés d'après les manuscrits. Tome I : XXII + 329 pages. Avertissement. les Deux Bordéors ribauz. Des Trois Boçus par Durand. Du Vair Palefroi par Huon Le Roy. Des Trois Aveugles de Compiègne par Cortebarbe, La houce Partie, De Sire Hain et de Dame Anieuse... Tome II : VIII + 360 pages. C'hest de la Houce. Du Prestre et d'Alison par Guillaume le Normand. Du Prestre qui fu mis ou lardier. Le Meunier d'Arleux par Enguerrand d'Oisy,du pretre et du chevalier, De Guillaume au faucon, etc. Tome III : 437 pages. Du Mantel mautaillié. De Grongnet et de Petit par Gerbert. Du Chevalier à la robe vermeille. De la Crote, De Gauteron et de Marion, de l'Anel, du prestre qui abevete, etc.Tome IV : 338 pages. Du Prestre qu'on porte ou de la Longue nuit. La Male Honte par Guillaume de Normand. Du Clerc qui fu repus deriere l'escrin par Jean de Condé. Du Provoire qui menga les meures par Guérin. Berengier au lonc cul, des tresces, Le vilain de Farbu, Estula, De Barat et de Haimet ou des trois larrons, etc. Tome V : 415 pages. D'Auberée la vielle maquerelle. La Demoiselle qui n'ot parler de fotre qui n'aüst mal au cuer. III Dame qui troverent I vit, Do preste qui manja mores, du Vilain Astier, de l'Epervier, etc. Tome VI : 394 pages. Des III Dames qui troverent l'anel au conte par Haisel. Du Prestre teint. De la Dame qui se venja du Chevalier. Du Vilain qui donna son ame au diable, etc. Appendice, additions et corrections des six volumes, Glossaire-Index in fine. Mouillure pâle sur les premiers feuillets du tome 6. Exemplaire très propre. Edition originale complète et peu courante.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Artgil]
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        ANIMALCULES INFUSOIRES VIVANT SANS GAZ OXYGENE LIBRE ET DETERMINANT DE FERMENTATIONS and MEMOIRE SUR LES CORPUSCULES ORGANISES QUI EXISTENT EN SUSPENSION DANS L'ATMOSPHERE and EXPERIENCES ET VUES NOUVELLES SUR LA NATURE DES FERMENTATIONS In Comptes Rendus

      Mallet-Bachelier, Paris 1861 - Offered is a Very Good+ complete hardback Comptus Rendus Vol. LII, 1861, with articles located at pp. 344-347, pp. 1142-1143, and pp. 1260-1264 bound in contemporary black buckram spine and marbled paper boards with gilt lettering on red leather spine labels. Marbled endpapers. Minimal scuff spine label. Mild cover edge wear. Light occasional foxing. 4to. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        1861 Telegram from D.S. Gregory Jr. Brigadier Inspector at West Point Military Academy Warning Major Henry of Southern Cadets Smuggling Arms

      Jersey City, NJ, 1861. Single Sheet. Very Good. A dramatic moment in U.S. Army history, the Civil War's division of North and South at the Academy - the Brigadier excitedly writing of "...Forty odd Southern Cadets from West Point left here...with carpet bags supposed to contain small arms..."; dated May 7, 1861, sent from Jersey City. On the verso, Major Henry has drafted his reply in pencil; "Chief Ruggles will send upon arrival of boat a squad of officers and will make proper examination. All arms found on person or in carpet bags ... will be detained. Alex Henry Major." West Point was a nexus of North and South during the Civil War. General Beauregard was briefly the superintendent of the Academy, and left that post when Louisiana, his home state, left the Union. He was the first brigadier general in the Confederate States Army, and commanded the defenses of Charleston, South Carolina, at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. Cadets were forced to take sides against fellow West Pointers, most notably Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. Printed form on letterhead of "The Magnetic Telegraph Company. Morse Line" , with addresses of the telegraphic offices and the terms and conditions of the messages sent below; message and addressees all written in a very legible hand in ink; approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" size; old fold lines; light wear; in very good condition and revealing of the fears of the Union North as Southern defectors departed for home and the cause of the Confederacy, as well as being a significant reminder of the importance of the science of telegraphy and quick communication in the war between the States.

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        Japan, The Amoor and The Pacific.

      London; Smith, Elder and Co. 1861. First edition. Large 8vo. 405pp. Bound in publisher's embossed bottle green cloth, titled and decorated in gilt to spine. Blindtamped borders to boards. Mudie's Library label affixed to upper front board. Scuffed and bumped to extremities, with some fraying and parting of the cloth to the spine ends. Bumped to corners and with a 1cm strip of loss to the foredge of the front board, nevertheless shows quite nicely and is strong and durable enough to merit the description "Very Good." Internally clean with a few thumb marks here and there. Glazed yellow endpapers. Engraved frontis. Illustrated with attractive full page plates depicting sights seen during a circumnavigation in the Russian corvette "Rynda."

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        The Autobiography of a Stage-Coachman (complete in three volumes)

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. These three books are clean, tight, square with very good corners and unmarked. They are very lightly rubbed. they have marbled end papers and 311, 312, 292, minimally toned pages plus ads. They are bound in gilt lined three-quarter red leather on the corners and spines. The spines have five raised bands with gilt tooled designs (among them horns and horseshoes) in the panels and gilt titles on darker backgrounds. Each book has a tissue guarded frontispiece. They were bound by Rivere & Son for Henry Southeran of Piccadilly. The boards are covered in red cloth.

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        Education of the Children of Clothilde and Clovis - Alma-Tadema, 1861.

      EDUCATION OF THE CHILDREN OF CLOTHILDE AND CLOVISStaalgravure vervaardigd door J.H. Rennefeld naar het schilderij van Lourens Alma-Tadema (Opus XIV) uit 1861. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 32,5 x 44 cm.De gravure behoort tot de vroegste los uitgegeven prenten naar werk van Alma-Tadema. De eigenaar van het schilderij was niemand minder dan de Belgische Koning Leopold. Met deze gravure kwam het ook binnen bereik van een groter publiek.Clovis was een koning uit de Frankische dynastie der Merovingers die 481-511 regeerde over Galli?. Hier zien we hoe Clovis? echtgenote, koningin Clothilde, toekijkt hoe haar kinderen onderricht krijgen in het bijlgooien. De koningin had met de lessen een bijzondere bedoeling: ten strijde trekken tegen Gondobald, koning der Bourgondi?rs, de moordenaar van haar ouders.De architecturale aankleding is bijzonder rijk: de diagonale band van de decoratief betegelde vloer van de binnenplaats verbindt op ingenieuze wijze de voor? en achtergrond. De zuilen hebben Corintische kapitelen, overblijfsel uit de Gallo-Romaanse tijd. Education of the Children of Clovis is een van Alma-Tadema?s belangrijkste Merovingische voorstellingen en was van groot belang voor zijn vroege loopbaan. Op de tentoonstelling van 1861 kreeg het lovende kritieken. Toch had Alma-Tadema?s leermeester Henri Leys, in wiens atelier het schilderij werd vervaardigd, wel enige kritiek: ?Ah, het is beter dan ik dacht, maar het marmer lijkt wel op kaas.? Alma-Tadema heeft deze kanttekening ter harte genomen. Het weergeven van marmer zou uiteindelijk een van zijn specialiteiten worden, die hem de naam ?marbellous painter ?opleverde.Alma-Tadema is een van de eerste kunstenaars die het doen en laten van de oude Franken meermaals als thema gebruikte, vermoedelijk juist om de reden dat het zo weinig voorbeelden kende. Hij had een volstrekt eigen onderwerp gevonden waarmee hij zich kon onderscheiden. De Merovingische tijd was een periode in de Europese geschiedenis die als geheel eigenlijk afschrikwekkend en gruwelijk is, maar waarvan de details een rijk scala aan schilderachtige motieven bieden. Alma-Tadema verklaarde over de Merovingers dat het een ?miserabel volkje? was, ?maar pittoresk en interessant?.Prijs: ?1.250,- (incl. lijst).

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        Sancti Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis episcopi, Opera Omnia, post Lovaniensium theologorum recensionem, castigata denuo ad manuscriptos codices Gallicos, Vaticanos, Belgicos, etc., necnon ad editiones antiquiores et castigatiores, opera et studio monachorum ordinis Sancti Benedicti. (11 (of 15) volumes in 8 bindings).

      Petit-Montrouge (Paris), J.P. Migne , 1861 - 1865. 11 vols. of the series in 8 gray half leather hardcovers. Text in Latin. (leather rubbed and damaged at hinges, although still firm, some foxing and browning to pages) Although still very good. See picture. Volumes present are Volume I, volume II, volume III.1, volume IV.1, volume V, volume VI, volume VII, volume VIII, volume IX, volume X.1, volume XI & Supplementum (volumes III.2, IV.2 and X.2 are missing, according the numbers on the spines of the bindings they never have been present with this set).

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        Il maestro del villaggio calendario dell'anno 1861.

      1861. Litografia mm. 320x490. Litografia colorata da mano coeva incorniciata da dettagliato calendario e cornicetta grafica. Titolo al centro del foglio "Il maestro del Villaggio calendario dell'anno 1861. Lunazioni", sotto il quale sono indicate le lunazioni. al centro del margine inferiore i dati tipografici: "Firenze alla Cartoleria di Eugenia Formigli nè Carini e C.o in Condotta di faccia alla Locanda della Luna". Al centro del foglio una vignetta satirica che raffigura il maestro ormai sopraffatto dalle marachelle dei giovani studenti. Raro foglio volante, difficile a reperirsi soprattutto in così buono stato di conservazione, visto l'uso (scolastico) che si faceva di questi fogli.

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        NATIONAL HISTORY WAR FOR THE UNION: CIVIL, MILITARY, NAVAL. 3 VOLUMES

      1861 - DUYCKINCK, Evert A. NATIONAL HISTORY OF THE WAR FOR THE UNION, CIVIL, MILITARY AND NAVAL. Three Volumes. NY: Johnson, Fry And Company, [1861]. Thick small folios, brown quarter-morocco leather with finely-pebbled boards, five raised-bands on spine with gilt lettering. Profusely illustrated with engravings after Alonzo Chappel and Thomas Nast. Very Good (bit of rubbing & occasional small stain covers). Overall, a very nice set. $500.00 [Postage Extra- weighs 13 pounds]. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht aus der halben Vogelschau i.J. 1552 ('Francofordiae Ac Emporii Germaniae .').

      - Lithographie n. Holzschnitt v. Hans Grav, Conrad Faber die Lithographie verbessert v. Reiffenstein b. C. Kruthoffer in Frankfurt, dat. 1861, 70,5 x 141 Hist. Museum Frankfurt, Frankfurts Belagerung 1552. - Die Ansicht im Original von 10 Holzstöcken wurde vom Buchdrucker Karl Kruthoffer in Frankfurt nach Carl Fabers Zeichnung u. Hans Gravs Holzschnitt im Jahre 1861 neu verlegt. - Kruthoffer übertrug von den original Holzstöcken die Ansicht auf Stein. - Hierauf wurde das Blatt an den schadhaften Stellen von Karl Theodor Reiffenstein nach Fehrs Kopie sorgfältig ergänzt u. verbessert und hierdurch lithographisch eine neue Auflage hergestellt, welche die älteren, unmittelbar von den Holzstöcken abgezogenen Blätter an Schärfe und harmonischer Gesamtwirkung übertrifft.

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        Egypt, the Soudan, and Central Africa; with Explorations from Khartoum on the White Nile to the Region of the Equator being Sketches from Sixteen Years' Travels

      Blackwood, Edinburgh 1861 - folding map, xii, 482p. plus 4p. solicitation of subscriptions to support expeditions by Petherick and Speke to discover the source of the Nile which is tipped to front free endpaper and 16p. publisher's advertisement bound in after the folding map. Original cloth. 23cm. Backstrip faded as is a wrinkled area on front cover where a library label was probably removed. Relatively minor chipping at ends of backstrip. Ex lib. (stamps on endpaper and back of title-leaf -- possibly elsewhere). Endpapers cracked at hinges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lehrbuch der Zahn-Heilkunde. - Neu verbesserte und vermehrte Ausgabe. Mit lithographirten Tafeln und Holzschnitten.

      Leipzig, Verlag der Förstner'schen Buchhandlung, 1861 23 cm. Mehrere Textabbildungen in Holzstich im hinteren Teil des Buches, 5 lithographierte Tafeln im Anhang, 2 Bll., IV SS., 2 Bll., 420 SS. + Tafelteil brauner Papp-Band der Zeit mit blindgeprägten Deckelrahmen sowie goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. - Rückentitel verblasst, Einband etwas stärker berieben und an den Ecken etwas bestoßen, sowie an Kopf und Fuß des Rückens mit leichten Ausfransungen die ersten Blätter mit leichtem oberen Eckbug bzw. Eckknick Blatt mit Literaturgaben als letztes Blatt vor dem eigentlichen Buchinhalt gelöst mit Anränderungen, liegt lose bei Inhalt papierbedingt tls etwas stärker gebräunt handschriftlicher Besitzvermerk mit Adresse am Oberrand des Titelblattes, ebenso verso auf Rückseite des fliegenden Vorsatzes hinterer fliegender Vorsatz zur Hälfte am Falz eingerissen und geringer oberer Eckverlust die 5 lithographierten Tafeln am Falz etwas wellig eingeklebt, ansonsten sauber und unversehrt.

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        Ancient Law

      1861 - Maine, Henry Sumner. Ancient Law: its connection with the early history of society, and its relation to modern ideas. London, John Murray, 1861. vi+[contents with errata on verso]+415 pages. First edition, brick publisher’s cloth with chip at bottom of spine, some fraying at top. (see photo). Interior fine. Shipping $8.00 domestic, $40.00 international. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht von Fort Monroe aus der halben Vogelschau ('Fortress Monroe, Old Point Comfort And Hygeia Hotel, Va. - Drawn from Nature, Lith. & print. by E. Sachse & Co. 104 S. Charles St., Balto. - Published by Ch.s Magnus 12. Frankfort St. N.Y.').

      - Farblithographie v. Edward Sachse in Baltimore b. Charles Magnus in New York, dat. 1861, 45,8 x 71,4 Nicht bei Deák, Picturing America 1497-1899. - Zeigt eine Gesamtansicht von Fort Monroe aus der halben Vogelschau mit dem Hotel Hygeia; die Insel umgeben von zahlreichen Segelschiffen; im Hintergrund rechts der Raddampfer 'Adelaide'. - Links Blick auf Hampton. Rare view from the Fort Monroe National Monument in perfect condition!

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        African Methodist Episcopal Church. Quarterly Ticket

      [Philadelphia?]: African Methodist Episcopal Church. 1861[?]. Small ticket or card. Measuring 3.5" x 2.5". Nicely printed on paperstock. Filled in with the name of "Mrs. Clark" and signed by the Reverend Wm. C. West. .

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        Report Upon the Colorado River of the West, Explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant Joseph C. Ives, Corps of Topographical Engineers, Under the Direction of the Office of Explorations and Surveys, A.A. Humphreys, Captain Topographical Engineers, in Charge. By Order of the Secretary of War.

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. 36th Congress, 1st Session. Hardcover. 131+14+154+30+[7]+31 pp. (in five parts with appendices). Quarto [29 cm] Rebound in grained black buckram with gilt stamped title on the backstrip. Both maps present at front of volume. Both maps have six inch closed tears. Very good. Faint rubbing to corners. May require extra shipping charges due to weight. This is the first book to deal with the Colorado River specifically. The Ives report is also one of the first descriptions of the Grand Canyon (Big Canon of the Colorado), and of the area's native inhabitants. Ives expedition predated John Wesley Powell's expedition by a decade. Complete with all plates, maps, wood cuts and panoramic views. Includes seven colored plates of the Indians of the southwest. "...the report is one of the most desirable books in the Colorado River field" - Francis P. Farquhar. Howes I94. Wagner/Camp 375. Wheat 947-948. Farquhar 21

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        UTI EMLÉKEZETEK AMERIKÁBÓL

      Pest: Kiadja Heckenast Gusztav, 1861. [6],198,[2]pp. printed in double columns, including in- text illustrations, plus sixteen plates, consisting of twelve tinted lithographs, color lithograph frontispiece and titlepage, one engraved plate, and one further color plate. Half title. Folio. Original three-quarter red morocco and cloth boards, spine gilt. Boards rubbed and slightly soiled. Corners and spine extremities worn, hinges reinforced. Contemporary ownership inscription on printed title page. Light foxing and tanning to text, plates with light dampstaining along top edge. Very good. A rare Hungarian account of a tour through the Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America, lavishly illustrated with lithographs. Pál Rosti (1830-74), a Hungarian naturalist and pioneering photographer in Latin America, visited the Americas between 1856 and 1858, retracing the steps of Alexander Humboldt. His experiences are recorded in this wonderfully illustrated account. Rosti's observations contain useful documentation on social history, natural sciences, and ethnology. His visit to Venezuela was the first photographic register of the country. Humboldt visited Rosti to see the first photograph taken of the Samán de Güere and exclaimed that the tree was the same as when he and Bonpland had seen it some sixty years earlier in 1800. Humboldt died a few days later. The plates include a scene in the Plaza de Armas in Havana, a fine view of Caracas, Venezuelans at rest in the rain forest, the small village of San Juan de los Morros, and bamboo plants in Trinidad. The Mexican illustrations include the Plateau of Puebla, the Ravine of Santa Maria with the Orizava volcano in the distance, a large cathedral in Mexico City, Mount Popocatepetl, and the village of Pachuca. The several in-text illustrations add much in the way of details of the flora and fauna of the region, as well as local dress and customs. Rare and informative, with wonderful plates. PALAU 279201.

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        Three weeks after Fort Sumter, from the stagecoach town of Henryville, Kentucky, named for him, S.J. Henry writes â€

      Henryville, Kentucky: , April 29, 1861. Henryville, Kentucky, April 29, 1861. 7.5" x 9". "Autograph Letter Signed â€

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        Exploration and Adventures in Equatorial Africa. With Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People and of the Chace of the Gorilla, Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1861. First American edition. Illustrated with 71 plates, including folding frontispiece of Gorilla and folding map at back. xxii, [23]-531, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in Publisher's Half brown calf and marbled boards, marbled edges, head and tail slightly chipped. First American edition. Illustrated with 71 plates, including folding frontispiece of Gorilla and folding map at back. xxii, [23]-531, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Harper Family Copy. The most celebrated work by Paul Du Chaillu (1835-1903), the explorer whose travels in Central Africa documented the existence of the "Monstrous and ferocious ape, the gorilla." This first expedition into Central Africa, supported by the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, commenced in 1856 and lasted close to four years and covered 8,000 miles. He amassed an amazing collection of rare birds and animals, and made several important discoveries about the rivers of the region. His "Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa" (1861) was initially greeted with ridicule, but his discoveries were confirmed and he was established as an expert on the region. After another expedition in 1863, he settled in America to lecture and write about Africa. All of his books "are very readable and contain interesting, lively descriptions which indicate a keen sense of observation on the part of the author" (DAB).

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        Civil War Diary

      , 1861. 1861. (CIVIL WAR) WICKS, H.H.G. Civil War Diary. No place: no publisher, [1862]. Small octavo (measures 3-3/4 by 5-3/4 inches), original full black morocco, wallet-flap portfolio closure. $4000.Rare October 1862-May 1863 Civil War diary by Sergeant H.H.G. Wicks of Company B of the 25th New Jersey Volunteers, who was involved in front-line action during the important Battle of Fredericksburg, December 11-15

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        Sémiramis Opéra en Quatre Actes... avec Illustrations, Points d'Orgue, Texte Italien et Traducion Française de Méry Prix net: 20 francs. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: Heugel et Cie. [PN H. 2649], [1860-1861]. Large octavo. 19th century dark red morocco-backed cloth boards with blindstamped panels to both boards, upper with a lyre device and the initials "J.M." gilt, raised bands on spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt. 1f. (half-title), 1f. (recto blank, verso lithographic portrait of Rossini by Aug. Lemoine printed by Bertauts in Paris after the 1860 photograph by Numa Blanc), 1f. (recto lithographic portrait of Rossini by Aug. Lemoine printed by Bertauts in Paris after the 1920 painting by Mayer), 1f. (recto title, verso named cast list), 1f. (recto thematic index, verso blank), 4 full-page lithographic plates of scenes from the opera, 396 pp. Lithographed. Text in Italian and French. A presentation copy, with an autograph inscription signed "a Monsieur et Madame G. [?et J. Mery] G. Rossini Passy 1861" to half-title. The initials "J.M." to the upper board may indicate that the score was presented by the composer to the translator Joseph Méry (1797-1866). Cast list notes singers in the first performance of the work in Paris at the Imperial Academy of Music on July 4, 1860 as Carlotta Marchisio as Sémiramis, Barbara Marchisio as Arsace, Bengraf as Azéma, Obin as Assur, Coulon as Oroes, Dufrène as Idrène, and Fréret as Nino's ghost, and dancers in the ballet by Petipa as Parent, Baratte, Lamy, Segaud, Poiret, Beaugrand, Zina and Chapuy. The four illustrative plates of scenes from the opera by Belin & Bethmont printed by Bertauts in Paris depict the entrance of Sémiramis to Babylon ("Babylone - Cortège de Sémiramis" from Act I); the Hanging Gardens with the Dance of the Assyrians ("Les Jardins Suspendus - Pas Assyrien" from Act II); the duet of Semiramis and Arsace in the palace ("Palais de Sémiramis - Duo de Sémiramis et Arsace" from Act III; and Assur at the tomb of Ninus ("Assur au Tombeau de Ninus" from Act IV). Binding slightly worn; tips of corners slightly rubbed. Somewhat browned; minor foxing; two small edge tears. A portion of the inscription has been cut away and part of the letter "G" and the words "et J. Mery" reconstituted in pencil, with paper repairs made to corresponding area of both recto and verso of the leaf. A previous owner has concluded that the inscription is to the translator Joseph Méry and his wife (in all likelihood based on the initials to the upper board), however this connection cannot be firmly substantiated. Gossett 15. "This is the adaptation prepared by Carafa." Gossett p. 490. Sémiramis, to a libretto by Gaetano Rossi after Voltaire's Sémiramis, was first performed in Venice at the Teatro La Fenice on February 3, 1823. It was Rossini's last opera composed in Italian. This French version was first performed in Marseille on April 1, 1854 and again in Paris at the Opéra on July 9, 1860 (Loewenberg col. 687). "With Semiramide, Rossini brought his Italian career to a spectacular close. After a series of operas in which the primary areas of interest were either vocal or architectural, Rossini once again drew vocal, dramatic, and architectural elements into harmony with one another. The strategic planning is formidable, with an opening movement of over 700 bars and an Act 1 finale of over 900 bars; the work points directly forward to the huge structural spans of Guillaume Tell (1829). The Semiramide story, popular with composers of the period, is to some extent locked into an 18th-century Metastasian aesthetic, and Rossini has yet to rid himself of the travesti contralto hero. But his treatment of key scenes has great musico-dramatic impact, far removed from the kind of musical tinsel served up by Marcos António Portugal in his La morte di Semiramide (1801) where vocal display obscures the thrust of those archetypal relationships and situations which Rossini's music powerfully engages." Richard Osborne in Grove Music Online.

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        Tom Brown at Oxford.

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co., 1861. First Edition. 3 volumes; 8vo. Surprisingly unsigned, fine later binding of navy blue crushed morocco with gilt titles and gilt tooling to spines, gilt rule, blue cloth boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Browning to edges; some occasional foxing. The sequel to 'Tom Brown's Schooldays'.

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        Civil War Diary

      1861. (CIVIL WAR) WICKS, H.H.G. Civil War Diary. No place: no publisher, [1862]. Small octavo (measures 3-3/4 by 5-3/4 inches), original full black morocco, wallet-flap portfolio closure. $4000.Rare October 1862-May 1863 Civil War diary by Sergeant H.H.G. Wicks of Company B of the 25th New Jersey Volunteers, who was involved in front-line action during the important Battle of Fredericksburg, December 11-15—a significant Union defeat—and the April-May lifting of the Confederate siege of Suffolk, Virginia.Wicks' diary begins October 20, 1863, in Washington DC, where Wicks mentions visiting the Smithsonian. Shortly after his regiment marched to Fairfax Cemetery, where they made camp. By November 20 the order comes to ""be ready at a moment's notice."" His diary faithfully records typical daily activities and soldierly concerns: the weather, drills, reviews, inspection, dress parade, picket duty, illnesses, marches, striking and pitching tents, and chances to wash, eat, receive letters from his wife, and enjoy liberties. By December 2 the regiment began marching south, and Wicks switched to recording his diary in pencil.They arrived near Fredericksburg by December 10: ""This night the pontoon bridges was laid across the Rappahanock."" Then on the next day, ""At 6 o'clock this morning the fighting commenced at FredericksburgÂ… We are now General Sumner's DivisionÂ… Hour folks has bin a shelling the town all day."" December 11 he can hear the artillery, and then December 12 he and his regiment are called into front-line duty: ""This morning had orders to fall in and we all lade on hour harms [our arms]. All day heavy fighting all day a great many boath killed and wounded. At dark orders were given to march into the battle field and we got in about 7 o'clock and there was several of hour rigament boath killed and wounded and then fell back into the sitty and lade on hour arms for the night."" The next day he writes ""Mostly quiet today not mutch firing from eather side the Rebels throwing up entrenchments all the time. Seven wounded out of hour company in the fight last nightÂ… yet there is now about two hundred thousand troops here nowÂ… in a line of battle all day put gardsÂ… for the first time for four days and nights I had a good night rest."" The next day he returned from picket duty to find ""all hour troops left the town and we started for hour old camp and got lost in the woods and four of us fell out of hour company together."" He and his fellows caught up to his regiment the next day, noting, ""the rebels all back in the City again this morning every thing quietÂ… no fighting again on there this day hour men started over with a flag of trus [truce] to bury hour dead."" The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11-15, 1862, between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside, who ordered Major Generals Edwin Sumner and Joseph Hooker to make multiple frontal assaults against General Longstreet's position on Marye's Heights, and the Union forces were driven back after suffering heavy losses.On December 19 Wicks writes, ""Everything all quiet about Fredericksburg and it is so said that McClellan has got back to the Army again."" The fighting had ceased, but the regiment remained near the Rappahanock, and on Christmas he writes, ""Had for my Christmas dinner beef soupÂ… can see the rebels camp from where we are."" Wicks fell ill in January, and heavy weather seemed to keep them in camp until February 7, when they relocated to Newport News. On March 8 he notes, ""This day assigned the duties of orderly."" He then writes of the lifting of the Confederate siege of Suffolk, presumably at a later date, ""The Rebs commenced the attack on Suffolk the 11 day of April 1863Â… on the 18th capt 129 rebs and a battery 5 guns."" He then goes on, ""In the battle in front of Suffolk Monday May the 3 1863 started from camp at 7 o'clock in the morning and went down to Suffolk and crossed the [Nansemond] River and throughout as skirmishers with the 103 N York and 89 N York in hour Regament there were one killed and 11 wounded. The chaplain was wounded so that he died next day. Sergt Skinner was shot through the head and killed instantly we drove the enemy and returned two hour camp at 12 o'clock at night. The reconnaissance was continued the next day by Corcoran's Legions and drove them out to the black water."" The Siege of Suffolk lasted from April 11 to May 4, 1863. Wicks' final entry is dated May 11, 1863. Portions are written in faint pencil, though still legible; the last several leaves are in a heavier script showing some smudging, though also still legible. With six pages of company rolls recorded in the back of the book, as well as a few sums and other lists. From the Denis E. Reen collection, with his bookmark laid in.Expected wear to binding, particularly at wallet flap and spine head, some inkstaining to text. A very good Civil War diary by a soldier who participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg.

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        Journal of the House of Delegates of the State of Virginia, for the Extra Session, 1861 [bound with] Doc. No. 1, Message of the Governor of Virginia and Accompanying Documents

      Richmond: William F. Ritchie, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo, pp. 321; lv. A near fine copy; recently rebound in quarter cloth with marbled boards, leather spine label. Records the proceedings of the Virginia House of Delegates from January 7 to April 4, 1861-that is, in the months leading up to Virginia's secession from the Union on April 17thof that year. Although primarily concerned with routine matters of state legislation and appropriations, this volume also offers a fascinating glimpse of the deliberations that occurred as other southern states seceded and Virginians wrestled with conflicting impulses to help preserve the Union and to assert their common interests with the seceders. On the very first day of the session, the assembly resolved "that the Union being formed by the assent of the sovereign states respectively, and being consistent only with freedom and republican institutions guaranteed to each, cannot and ought not to be maintained by force. That the government of the Union has no power to declare or make war against any of the states which have been its constituent members...that when any one or more of the states has determined or shall determine, under existing circumstances, to withdraw from the Union, we are unalterably opposed to any attempt on the part of the federal government to coerce the same into reunion or submission, and that we will resist the same by all means in our power." Just a few days later (January 15), they appointed commissioners "to open a correspondence with the governments of all the states, to ascertain on what terms, if upon any, the Union can be preserved; and if it cannot, then upon what terms and with what states a new confederacy can be formed, which will secure to the people the full enjoyment of all their rights." The January 7th address of Governor John Letcher which appears at the end of the volume offers a lengthy and interesting analysis of the relations between the states and the federal government, grievances of the southern states against the north, and considerations for Virginia in charting its path forward. Letcher condemned South Carolina for taking action without consulting the other slaveholding states, but also opposed allowing Federal troops to move through Virginia to suppress the rebellion. He called for a national convention to discussion options for compromise, optimistic that concessions could be won on issues such as the expansion of slavery into the territories and the enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act. A month after he delivered his address, delegates from 14 free states and 7 slaveholding states met at the Washington Peace Conference of 1861, but the compromises they recommended failed to win approval in Congress.

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