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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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        London Labour and the London Poor; Cyclopaedia of the Condition and Earnings of Those that Will Work, Those that Cannot Work, and Those that Will Not Work.

      London: Griffin, Bohn, and Co. 1861 - 1861-2. 4 vols. 8vo. All illustrated with numerous illustrations from photographs. I: [8], iv, 492,[2] pp. With 28 full page illustrations. II: [8], 512 pp. With 28 full page illustrations. III: [10], 442 pp. With 26 full page illustrations. IV: (With introductory essay on the agencies at present in operation in the metropolis for the suppression of vice and crime by the Rev. William Tuckniss, B.A.). [2], xl, 504 pp. With 16 full page illustrations and 15 maps and associated tables. In the publisher's purple wave-grain cloth, gilt-stamped to spines and front boards. teg. Spines sunned as usual, and all volumes neatly re-backed. Publisher's original prospectus loosely inserted. Henry Mayhew (25 Nov. 1812 – 25 July 1887) was an English social researcher, journalist, playwright and advocate of reform. He was one of the co-founders of the satirical and humorous magazine Punch in 1841, and was the magazine's joint-editor, with Mark Lemon, in its early days. He is also known for his work as a social researcher, publishing an extensive series of newspaper articles in the Morning Chronicle that was later compiled into “London Labour and the London Poor”. Initially collected into three volumes in 1851; the 1861 edition included a fourth volume, co-written with Bracebridge Hemyng, John Binny and Andrew Halliday, on the lives of prostitutes, thieves and beggars. This extra volume took a more general and statistical approach to its subject than the previous ones. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Notes sur le Japon, la Chine et l'Inde. 1858 - 1859 - 1860. Paris Dentu - Reinwald. 1861.

      - 1 volume in-8° broché, XI + 356 p. + 2 f. - Carte du Japon (p.21), plan dépliant de Yeddo (petite déchirure départ en marge se prolongeant en biais sur 10 cm), plan de la ville de Hagha Saki, 13 planches dont 2 dépliantes (spécimens des manuels populaires du Japon), carte du nord de la Chine p. 327, 17 planches en tout conforme à la table des planches. Petit manque de papier au dos, en couverture un peu usagée, couverture fragilisée avec décollement du plat supérieur sinon bon état interne sans trop de rousseurs, planches un peu roussies cependant. Bon état. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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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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        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, 1861-64 - 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 3 voll.), 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 endash; da Federico Pastoris ad Alberto Maso Gilli, da Rodolfo Morgari a Costantino Sereno endash; 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". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Pregliasco]
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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

      William F. Ritchie, Richmond 1861 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Jardins: carnet de plans et de dessins. Paris, Émile-Paul frères, 1920. Royal 4to (33 x 26.5 cm). With an engraved garden scene on the front wrapper and more than 100 drawings and plans printed from line blocks, many full-page. Black morocco presentation binding, gold-tooled, with the original publisher's wrappers.

      - Not in Kew Lib. Cat. on-line; Springer, Bibl. Overzicht. A French bibliophile and hortophile publication, with the author's numerous large plans and drawings of gardens that range from 300 to 5000 square metres. One of 45 copies "sur grand papier d'Arches." Forestier (1861-1930) presented it in 1924 to the "futur professeur" J.M. Duvernay. Binding good, with the front wrapper slightly dirty and with a small abrasion, and the morocco binding worn at the back hinge and the corners. Presentation copy, in very good condition, of a lovely garden book, with numerous large drawings and plans.

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        Constitutional History of England

      , 1861. 1861. First Edition . MAY, Thomas Erskine. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the Third 1760-1860. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861-63. Two volumes. Thick octavo, contemporary full tan calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, brown and green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges. $1500.First edition of this comprehensive constitutional history of England, beautifully bound by Riviere.

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        Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1861 - First edition, second state of this important work in English literature. There is overall wear to the boards, especially to the extremities, and a bit of discoloration to the front surface. The hinges are intact externally. The gilt stamping is intact.The binding is slightly cocked. The interior is clean and unmarked and shows minor age-darkening to the pages. Interior front hinge is narrowly cracked. Sixteen pages of ads at the back of the book. This copy comes housed in a well-made, attractive clamshell box which is in fine condition. Overall a desirable copy. Sorry, no international shipping. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Henry Gardiner, Bookseller]
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        Erste Eisenbahnbrücke zwischen Kehl und Strasbourg ('Pont Du Chemin De Fer Sur Le Rhin Entre Strasbourg & Kehl').

      - Farblithographie v. J. Wencker b. Berger-Levrault in Straßburg, um 1861, 31,5 x 63 Thieme-Becker Bd. XXXV, S. 369. - Rheinbrücke zwischen Straßburg und Kehl von der Straßburger Seite aus. - Rechts Ansicht von Kehl; links Eisenbahn. - Im vordergrund Schiffstaffage.

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        President Lincoln's Innaugural

      , 1861. 1861. (CIVIL WAR). President Lincoln

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        Constitutional History of England

      1861. First Edition . MAY, Thomas Erskine. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the Third 1760-1860. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1861-63. Two volumes. Thick octavo, contemporary full tan calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, brown and green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers and edges. $1500.First edition of this comprehensive constitutional history of England, beautifully bound by Riviere.“A learned workÂ… which is worthy to rank with that of Hallam, of which it is in fact a continuation” (DNB). Immensely popular in its own time, this work remains a favorite of modern scholars. HLC, 95. Rees, 238. Stephenson & Marcham, 900. CBEL III:901. Bookplates of Edward Strutt, first Baron Belper, a member of Parliament who maintained close friendships with Jeremy Bentham and James and John Stuart Mill.Light foxing to preliminary and concluding pages, light rub to spine head of Volume II. A beautiful near-fine set.

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        Magnetic Variation and Star Maps

      

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        A Journey to Great-Salt-Lake City, with a Sketch of the History, Religion, and Customs of the Mormons, and an Introduction on the Religious Movement in the United States

      W. Jeffs, London 1861 - 2 vol., 8vo; early custom re-bind into 3/4 maroon leather and maroon cloth; spines dec. in gilt with title, author, date and design; fold-out map and ten steel engravings; dec. eps; remains of two very small old seller's catalogue entries glued to ft pastedown of vol.I; dec eps; pp. cxxxi, 508, vii, 605, including 61pages of notes, a nine page Mormon bibliography, and a 35 page detailed index This is a very scarce early Mormon history including a record of the authors' travel from California. One of the plates is an exceedingly scarce portrayal of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. Others include the Salt Lake Temple and Fillmore; Howes R210, Flake 6687 VG-NF; mild wear to edges of leather corners and bottom edges of bds; only the slightest rubbing to bds; prev. owner name written on half-title, vol I; very minimal wrinkle to lower, outer corner of title pg, vol.I, not affecting any of the print; hinges tight, plates beautiful and map likewise; virtually no foxing or toning to the pages. A truly lovely set of a very scarce work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SYLVIE, étude.

      - Paris, Dentu, 1861 20x27.5cm. Élégante reliure en plein maroquin rouge signée Petit (successeur de Simier). Dos à 5 nerfs, portant titre et auteur en lettres dorées. Triple encadrement à froid des caissons et des plats. Tranches dorées. Intérieur des plats somptueusement décoré de dentelle dorée, avec un insert de maroquin bleu portant le chiffre EJ en son centre. Édition originale et exemplaire de l'auteur, unique, imprimé sur papier de Chine, et dont chaque page a été collée sur une plus grande. Les lettres EJ sont assurément ceux des frères Goncourt, qui étaient des amis de l'auteur. Goutière sur la partie inférieure abîmée, l'intérieur est parfait. Exemplaire malgré cela exceptionnel, envoi de photographies sur simple demande. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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

      Government Printing Office, Washington 1861 - 4to original cloth with gilt cover vignette, rebacked with modern cloth, leather spine label, illustrated. Some staining and wear to covers, and occasional staining and soiling within. There are some stub tears to the maps, and a few of the folding plates are ill creased. Overall in very good shape and the Indian plates are quite bright. The Ives expedition was the first real study of the Colorado, which had as its main purpose to see to what extent the river was navigable. To accomplish this task, a steamer was made in Philadelphia and shipped in parts to San Francisco, where it was back hauled to Ives in pieces in Colorado. The Streeter catalogue indicates that the “Ives expedition went up the Colorado some 500 miles to the limit of navigation, then continued overland along the river. The expedition disbanded at Albuquerque after transversing some 900 miles. His account of the Tonto Apaches who lived in the canyon walls is of particular interest.” All in all, this is an exceptional survey with some great illustrations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Considerations on Representative Government

      1861. First Edition . MILL, John Stuart. Considerations on Representative Government. London: Parker, Son, and Bourn, 1861. Octavo, original tan cloth, uncut. $4500.First edition of one of MillÂ’s most important political writings, building upon his On Liberty (1859), inscribed in a secretarial or publisher's hand on the half title: “From the Author,"" scarce in original cloth.In this seminal work ""John Stuart Mill discusses to what extent forms of government are a matter of choice, the criterion of a 'good form of government,' and explains his belief that representative government is the best form of government because it demands the most from its citizens and encourages their development. For this reason he commended the plan for proportional representationÂ… as 'among the very greatest improvements yet made in the theory and practice of government"" (Sabine 667). ""The influence which Mill's works exercised upon contemporary English thought can scarcely be overestimated. His own writings and those of his successors practically held the field during the third quarter of the 19th century and even laterÂ… Many of Mill's ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy. His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought or speech have never been improved on. He was the first to recognize the tendency of a democratically elected majority to tyrannize over a minority"" (PMM 345). Complete with half title and two leaves of publisher's advertisements. Interior about-fine. Lovely cloth with lightest rubbing and with a couple of minor stains, including inch and a half stain to rear board. A very good presentation copy.

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        Sur le siège de la faculté du langage articulé avec deux observations d'aphémie. [Suivi de : ] Remarques sur le siège, le diagnostique et la nature de l'aphémie. [Et : ] Du siège de la faculté de langage articulé dans l'hémisphère gauche du cerveau

      1861 - trois pièces en un volume, Paris, Masson et Imprimerie Moquet, 1861, 1863 et 1865, in-8, trois pièces en un volume, 40-16-18 pages, broché, couverture imprimée rose de l'éditeur, chemise et étui modernes, Réunion de trois travaux fondateurs de Paul Broca sur le langage, extraits des Bulletins de la Société anatomique de Paris et des Bulletins de la Société d'anthropologie ; ÉDITIONS ORIGINALES de ces tirés à part, remis en vente et placés sous une couverture de relais à l'adresse de Victor Masson, 1865. Rare. 1861 : Sur le siège de la faculté du langage articulé avec deux observations d'aphémie. 1863 : Remarques sur le siège, le diagnostique et la nature de l'aphémie. 1865 : Du siège de la faculté de langage articulé dans l'hémisphère gauche du cerveau. Broca n'est pas le premier à assigner aux lobes frontaux le siège du langage articulé, puisque c'est Bouillaud qui en formula l'idée dès 1825, suivi d'Auburtin ; ces démonstrations ne furent pas suivies à l'époque. Broca joua pour sa part un rôle essentiel dans la vérification de ces théories. À l'automne 1861, il présenta à la Société d'anthropologie un aphasique, Leborgne dit "Tan", ainsi surnommé car il ne savait articuler d'autre son que celui-ci. Broca parvint à prouver que son cerveau présentait des lésions au niveau de la partie inférieure de la troisième circonvolution frontale de l'hémisphère gauche. Il publie ses premiers résultats de recherche en 1861, dans le Bulletin de la société Anatomique de Paris (2e série, tome VI, août 1861), "Sur le siège de la faculté du langage articulé" ; cette découverte permit depuis de nommer cette zone du cortex cérébral "circonvolution de Broca" et, surtout, de la désigner comme siège du langage articulé. Garrison & Morton, n° 1400 : « Broca introduced the term "aphemia." » Norman, n° 345. Cachet ex-libris du Dr Carrier en première de couverture. Nous joignons, sur le même sujet : CARRIER (Albert). Étude sur la localisation dans le cerveau de la faculté du langage articulé. Paris, Germer Baillière, 1867. In-8, 77 pages, broché. Exemplaire non coupé. Édition, parue simultanément à l'originale, de la thèse de doctorat du Dr Carrier. L'auteur y fait expressément mention de la théorie de Broca, "qui a rallié beaucoup de partisans, car elle repose sur des faits exactement observés, en nombre bientôt assez considérable pour lui permettre de s'ériger en doctrine." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Die Lavini di S. Marco im Süd-Tyrol. Dante's Hölle XII. Gesang.

      Kunstler Wiener, Vienna, 1861. Litografia di dimensioni 42x32 cm. Buono, ordinari segni d'uso e del tempo. Diffusi segni di foxing. Veduta della nota ruina dantesca che si trova non lontano da Rovereto, luogo desolato che il poeta vide con i suoi occhi e menzionò nella Commedia (Inf. XII, vv. 4-5). La stampa si trova in Wiener Kunstler Album. Timbro a secco.\r\r\r

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        Leçons de chimie professées en 1860 [et 1861]

      Paris, Librairie Hachette, 1861. 1861-1862, 1861-1862, , 2 ouvrages en 1 volume in-8 de (4), VIII, 306, (4) pages, puis (4), V, (1), 254, (2) pagess et 1 planche repliée, demi-basane aubergine de l'époque, dos orné de filets, Première édition des deux premières années des conférences des membres de la jeune Société chimique de Paris fondée, plutôt confidentiellement, en 1857. Dumas en devint président en en 1859, Pasteur et Cahours vice-présidents, et Wurtz secrétaire. A partir de 1860, cette société deviendra le centre, en France, des recherches sur la théorie atomique et la chimie organique. On nombre des articles, on compte deux importantes leçons de Pasteur, une première de 1860, "Recherches sur la dissymétrie des produits organiques naturels", et une seconde en 1861 sur la Génération spontanée ; une "Histoire des radicaux organiques" de Cahours ; une "Histoire générale des glycols" de Wurtz ; "De la synthèse en chimie organique" par Berthelot ; "De l'influence exercée par l'atmosphère sur la végétation" de Barral ; une "Leçons sur l'étude optique des sons" par Lissajous ; des "Recherches sur la nitrification et considérations générale sur la rôle des nitrates dans la végétation" de Cloëz ; et des "Effets lumineux qui résultent de l'action de la lumière sur les corps" par Edmond Becquerel. Bel exemplaire, contenant un ex-libris du temps au crayon de papier non déchiffré

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        The Medical Missionary in China.

      London. Hurst and Blackett. 1861. Attractive chromolithograph frontispiece titled the "Centre of the Bund Shanghai", xi + 404pp + 16 pages of publisher's advertisments, neatly stamped Bibliotheca Edinensis (the old Latin stamp from New College (School of Divinity), University of Edinburgh)t the lower corner of the title page, 2 other stamps both overstamped Withdrawn, small mark on spine where a small library label was but overall the library marking is very minimal. Occasional light spotting but generally very clean, closed tear in upper margin one leaf. Original blind stamped blue cloth worn with some minor loss on lower joint and at tail of spine. Mark on lower edge. Spine gilt a little dull. A good copy of an important book. 22.5 x 14cm. Cordier 1225. This excellent book by an exceptional man is well described by Dr James Hayes in his paper 'Shanghai before the Treaty Port Era' (Journal of HK Branch RAS, Vol.48, 2008). "Dr William Lockhart of the London Missionary Society, 1811-1896, has provided a masterly and remarkable account, in a book published in 1861 but covering his many years of medical work among the inhabitants of Shanghai and the surrounding districts. Everything is at first hand, succinct and precise, wide-ranging but also in detail. It makes a most valuable contribution to the history of Shanghai with excellent material on its climate and health, in both town and country, taken from the annual reports of his Chinese Hospital, 1844-1858, and with good descriptions of the sanitary state of the city.In a further note, Dr James Hayes added the following, Described as 'the Nestor of medical missions to China' (D. MacGillivray, A Century of Protestant missions in China, 1807-1907 (Shanghai, American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1907) p.4. Dr Lockhart arrived in Canton in 1838 as China's second medical missionary [the American Dr. Peter Parker being the first]. He was also in Macau and Batavia, in Chusan under British occupation, and arrived in Shanghai on the day the port was opened. The American medical missionary doctor, Charles Taylor (p. 79) called him the 'very skillful, and amazingly energetic English surgeon and physician, Doctor William Lockhart, to whom I was indebted, during the whole of my residence in Shanghai, for many professional and friendly courtesies'. J.M. Tronson, a visiting British naval officer, described Lockhart as 'Talented in his profession, kind and courteous to his patients', and 'being perfectly conversant with the Chinese language and its various dialects, he has gained the esteem and respect of all creeds and classes'. Tronson, p. 203. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 157273).

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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 Gallië. 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 Bourgondiërs, 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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        The Medical Missionary in China.

      London.: Hurst and Blackett.. 1861.. Attractive chromolithograph frontispiece titled the "Centre of the Bund Shanghai", xi + 404pp + 16 pages of publisher's advertisments, neatly stamped Bibliotheca Edinensis (the old Latin stamp from New College (School of Divinity), University of Edinburgh)t the lower corner of the title page, 2 other stamps both overstamped Withdrawn, small mark on spine where a small library label was but overall the library marking is very minimal. Occasional light spotting but generally very clean, closed tear in upper margin one leaf. Original blind stamped blue cloth worn with some minor loss on lower joint and at tail of spine. Mark on lower edge. Spine gilt a little dull. A good copy of an important book. 22.5 x 14cm. Cordier 1225. This excellent book by an exceptional man is well described by Dr James Hayes in his paper 'Shanghai before the Treaty Port Era' (Journal of HK Branch RAS, Vol.48, 2008). "Dr William Lockhart of the London Missionary Society, 1811-1896, has provided a masterly and remarkable account, in a book published in 1861 but covering his many years of medical work among the inhabitants of Shanghai and the surrounding districts. Everything is at first hand, succinct and precise, wide-ranging but also in detail. It makes a most valuable contribution to the history of Shanghai with excellent material on its climate and health, in both town and country, taken from the annual reports of his Chinese Hospital, 1844-1858, and with good descriptions of the sanitary state of the city. In a further note, Dr James Hayes added the following, Described as 'the Nestor of medical missions to China' (D. MacGillivray, A Century of Protestant missions in China, 1807-1907 (Shanghai, American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1907) p.4. Dr Lockhart arrived in Canton in 1838 as China's second medical missionary [the American Dr. Peter Parker being the first]. He was also in Macau and Batavia, in Chusan under British occupation, and arrived in Shanghai on the day the port was opened. The American medical missionary doctor, Charles Taylor (p. 79) called him the 'very skillful, and amazingly energetic English surgeon and physician, Doctor William Lockhart, to whom I was indebted, during the whole of my residence in Shanghai, for many professional and friendly courtesies'. J.M. Tronson, a visiting British naval officer, described Lockhart as 'Talented in his profession, kind and courteous to his patients', and 'being perfectly conversant with the Chinese language and its various dialects, he has gained the esteem and respect of all creeds and classes'. Tronson, p. 203. .

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        La Naples de Garibaldi

      first edition. Binding to open bradel purple paper to the tank, smooth back, part of title garnet shagreen, wrappers and back preserved and bound in, modern binding signed Thomas Boichot. Precious signed autograph from the author to the Immortal (Henri) Patin. Our copy is enriched with two handwritten corrections of the author in the preface. Beautiful copy fully established. E. Dentu Paris 1861 12x19cm relié

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        Autograph musical manuscript signed and signed portrait.

      N. p., c. 1861. - Oblong octavo manuscript on laid paper, ruled with staves throughout. 55 pp. on 30 ff. Fifty-five pages, signed by Rossini on the first page, containing the full scores of three compositions (sextets and septets): "La Notte", "La Preghiera", and "La Caccia". - Bound with pale green silk ribbons, with old stamps on otherwise blank front cover sheet, and a lengthy note of authenticity by a Belgian autograph expert, dated 1904, with his stamp; housed in a custom-made silk-lined tooled and gilt-leather box, mounted with an inscribed carte-de-visite of the Maestro, dated 1861; manuscript with some finger smudges, carte-de-visite with some surface damage, the box slightly warped, surface wear; the manuscript: 127:190 mm. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Opere del Professore T. A. De Felici. Socio corrispondente dell'Accademia de' rinvigoriti di Cento ec.

      Tipografia dei Fratelli Cannone, 1861. 2 volumi in 8, cm 15 x 23, pp. 706 + (2); 136 + 176 + 144 + 22 + (2) + 32 + 78 + (2) + 24 con 5 tavole fuori testo in litografia al primo volume e 5 al secondo. Con molti fregi e testatine nel testo. Mezza pelle coeva. Rara edizione  barese di questa raccolta di leggende e storie tratte dal folklore meridionale alle quali seguono altri componimenti, poesie ecc. Precedentemente erano stati pubblicati i racconti in altre 2 edizione (la prima in 3 l'altra in 5 volumi). Questa che dovrebbe essere la prima edizione delle opere contiene 34 racconti e leggende (riguardanti Capua, Fondi, Napoli, Nocera, Bari, Andria, Gaeta, Gioia del Colle, Calabria, Mondragone, Salerno, Basentello, Buccino, Polla, Fucino, Martorano ecc. ), la meditazione La natura e la rivelazione, il saggio Misticografia ossia l'arte d'interpretare qualunque scrittura segreta, il poemetto Il congresso delle Lamie, e il Notturno, poesie varie ecc. ITA

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        Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift "C".

      [Weimar, 26. II. 1861]. - 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. Bedeutender fr

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        Fine signature (Jefferson, 1809-1889, President of the Confederate States during the American Civil War, 1861-5)

      - on a small card printed with the word 'Mississippi

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        Autograph letter signed

      1861. First Edition . Signed. GRANT, Ulysses S. Autograph letter signed. Cairo, Illinois, December 20, 1861. WITH: Portrait. No place: Bureau of Engraving and Printing, No date. Single original ivory leaf (7-3/4 by 9-3/4 inches) in manuscript on recto, docketed on verso. Matted and framed with engraved portrait on ivory cardboard stock. Entire item measures 16-1/2 by 18-1/2 inches. $6500.December 20, 1861 Civil War autograph letter entirely penned and signed by Ulysses S. Grant soon after his promotion to brigadier general and his bold foray against Confederate forces at Belmont, this exceedingly scarce letter written to quartermaster Reuben Hatch amidst Grant’s investigation into Hatch’s conduct, ultimately leading his arrest, with Grant later said to believe “many of the stories about his drinking problems… were started by Reuben Hatch” in retaliation.Less than six months before the date of this letter, Grant was placed in command of the Union Army on the Mississippi. With ""the single gold star of a brigadier general on his shoulders… he understood almost at once that the key to winning the war was in the West, not in the East… From Cairo he could see how to win the war"" (Korda, 65). That November Grant led an attack on Confederate forces at Belmont. Ultimately both sides claimed victory, but Grant, who ""had been as green as his raw Illinois and Iowa volunteers…. braved the same dangers as his men and won his respect on the battlefield. Veterans at Belmont were henceforth 'Grant's men,' the core of what would soon become the Army of Tennessee"" (Smith, Grant, 131). In meeting the considerable challenges of his new command, Grant heard of a Chicago newspaper alleging quartermaster Reuben Hatch, the recipient of this letter, was using his ""position for personal gain… Grant ordered Capt. Hillyer, his aide-de-camp, to proceed to Chicago to investigate the allegations."" Hillyer subsequently reported to Grant that Hatch had intentionally hindered his inquiry. When the report was forwarded to General Meigs, quartermaster general, he ""ordered Grant to place Hatch under immediate arrest."" Grant, who informed Meig in early January that Hatch had been duly arrested, reportedly ""believed many of the stories about his drinking problems circulating at that time were started by Reuben Hatch,"" who later avoided court-martial only through the intervention of his brother, O.M. Hatch, Illinois secretary of state and a major supporter of Lincoln (Potter, Sultana Tragedy, 36). In confronting Hatch, Grant came to realize ""he would never fully leave his past behind. Any time he offended someone, that someone was sure to whisper that the general was a drunkard"" (Simpson, 108).Grant's letter to Captain Hatch, written at the height of the investigation, displays a brusque manner that seems to reflect Grant's barely veiled impatience with the captain. Grant's letter reads: ""Head Qrs. Dist S. E. Mo., Cairo, Dec. 20th 1861. Capt. R. B. Hatch, Dist. Capt. The bearer C.E. Atkinson complains of being detained here with nothing to do waiting for a settlement with your department if such is the case give him a settlement and let him go. U.S. Grant, Brig. Gen. Cm."" Docketed on the verso: ""Gen Grant Dec 20, [unclear word] to settle with E.C. Atkinson."" The letter is accompanied by a handsome engraved portrait of Grant (image 2-1/2 by2-1/2 inches) centered on an ivory display card. Portrait card (6 by 8 inches) with ""Bureau of Engraving and Printing"" printed at lower edge. Docketed on leaf verso in an unidentified hand. Two small pieces of tape to leaf verso.Grant's inked cursive clear and dark, light foldlines, faint marginal toning to near-fine letter; portrait fine.

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        Tuileur général de la Franc-Maçonnerie ou Manuel de l'initié, contenant l'origine identique de l'écossisme et de Misraïm, la nomenclature de 75 maçonneries, 52 rites, 34 ordres dits maçonniques, 26 ordres androgynes, 6 académies maçonniques, etc. et de plus de 1400 grades.

      P., Teissier, (1861), in 8°, de 395 pp., pl. percal. bleue époque, p. de t. marron, infimes rousseurs et cachets sinon bon exemplaire. Rare et recherché. "Le plus rare de tous les ouvrages de Ragon et le plus intéressant... C'est le tuileur le plus complet qui existe, et il a l'avantage de renfermer une foule de notes et d'éclaircissements historiques et philosophiques. Il donne en outre de précieux renseignements sur plusieurs branches de la maç:. qui sont presque inconnues, telles que l'ordre des Fendeurs, du Palladium, des Mopses, des Feuillants, des Amazones, du Vaisseau, de la Chaîne, du Rite d'adoption de Cagliostro, du Souv:. Chap:. des Dames du Mont-Thabor, des chevaliers et des Dames Philocoréites ou amants du plaisir etc..." ¶ Caillet n°9105 - Dorbon n°3871 - Fesch, col.1120.

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        The medical and surgical history of the War of the Rebellion (1861-65.).Washington, Government Printing Office, 1870-1888. 4to. 6 parts in 2 volumes, bound (as intended) in 6. With 192 plates plus additional relief-etched figures in the text. Original publisher's uniform green cloth, gold-blocked spines.

      - Garisson & Morton 2171; Garisson, Hist. Of Med., p. 504; Sabin 47307 (1 part only, with only 13 plates). Complete set of the first edition (2 volumes in the second issue) of an extensively and very finely illustrated official U.S. government medical and surgical history of the American Civil War, a collection of case histories, pathologic reports and data sets from the medical department of the United States Army during and in the year following the war (1861-1865): "one of the most remarkable works ever published on military medicine" (Garisson & Morton). A pioneering work of photographic illustration, the book uses a wide variety of techniques, some new and experimental, for both original size reproductions and microscopic photographs.With library stamps. Occasional foxing or very minor browning, but otherwise in very good condition . The bindings good.

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        Herrick, Harrison B. Group of three daily diaries for 1861, 1863, 1865, and two others for 1866 and 1867. Together five diaries

      1861-1867, Various places 1861 - Group of three daily diaries for 1861, 1863, 1865, and two others for 1866 and 1867. Together five diaries. Various places: 1861-1867. Each 12mo morocco wallet style bindings, four black one red. Diaries for 1861 and 1863 in pencil, others combination of pencil and ink. All bindings are worn, 1863 is more so, and a couple have some tears along edges and hinges. The 1866 diary has more significant wear,m and some cracks along the edges. Group of 10 pages are loose in 1863. Condition of writing varies, but generally fairly legible. Overall the group is in very good condition.Herrick was from Syracuse, New York and served in Company D of the 110th Regiment of the New York Volunteers. However, information from the National Park Service archive suggest he served with the 12 Regiment out of New York. He appears to have served during the siege at Port Hudson, and did garrison duty at the infamous Union prison Fort Jefferson in Florida. The first diary covers his enlistment in April 1861 to the end of that year. The diary describes training and the trip to Washington, where the regiment was reviewed by President Lincoln. It appears that in July 1861 he was discharged for medical reasons, but for some reason he re-inlisted in August 1862. The diary for 1863 covers the entire year, and includes descriptions of the siege and assault on Port Hudson. Herrick seems to have been ill during this period and stayed in camp a lot.

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        Contemporary Photograph by Marais of his early Portrait by Olivier PICHAT, (Louis Eug

      ' 1861 - (1820-1912), signed and inscribed by the artist "A Mr. le Marquis de Grimaldi, Souvenir respectueux Pichat", showing him full length, full face, in jacket with lace cuffs and short boy's skirt, hat in his right hand, titled in French "Mounted on his favourite pony", 8

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        Fine early autograph letter as Prince of Wales, signed 'Albert Edward', (1841-1910, King of Great Britain)

      1861 - to 'My dear Keppel', his equerry Lt. Col. Henry Keppel, who was with him at the Curragh Camp, saying "I don't think that I answered your letter, enclosing Mansfield's, but I mislaid them . The photographs of myself arrived quite safely & are very well done, but the others of the Battalion have not yet arrived, & I trust that he will keep his promise & send by the end of the month - I wish you could remind all those who promised me their photographs in cartes de visite, that they have not yet kept their promise & that I hope they will do so; I think I sent you the list of those which I had not got - On Tuesday I am going over to Kimbolton [the Duke of Manchester's, in Huntingdonshire], & if the frost does not continue, shall hunt on Wednesday with Lord Fitzwilliam's hounds [at Milton Park, near Peterborough], and on Thursday with the Oakl[e]y [in Bedfordshire]. On Friday we had a very good day with the Cambridgeshire; we had a run of nearly two hours, some parts of which were very fast; Burnaby [Frederick Gustavus, 1842-1885, later commanded the Household Cavalry] was out and rode very well [altered from 'quickly']. Now I must conclude & remain Yours very sincerely", 3 sides 8vo black-edged, Madingley Hall, Cambridge, [Sunday] 24th November very small defect at bottom right corner and one small closed edge tear in engraving The Prince had been at Trinity College Cambridge, since the beginning of 1861, living a mile or two away at Madingley Hall. In August he joined the 2nd Battalion, The Grenadier Guards, stationed in Ireland and he was determined to get some army experience, so he attended manoeuvres in Ireland, during which an actress, Nellie Clifton, was hidden in his tent by his fellow officers. Prince Albert, though ill, was appalled and visited Edward at Cambridge to remonstrate with him on his style of living. Albert died two weeks after the visit, in December 1861. Queen Victoria blamed Edward for his father's death and regarded him with distaste as frivolous, indiscreet and irresponsible. She wrote to her daughter Vicky, "I never can, or shall, look at him without a shudder." In September he visited Germany, where he met Princess Alexandra for the first time. He returned to Cambridge in October. This letter was written the day before Prince Albert's fatal visit. With a fine contemporary engraved print of the Prince , full length, full face, in dress uniform including the Garter star (awarded 1858), plumed bicorne in his right hand, the edge of Windsor Castle in the background, margins trimmed, 9

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        La meutte et vénerie de haut et puissant seigneur

      1861. Nancy, Maubon libraire éditeur, 1861. Grand in/4 reliure demi-chagrin noir, dos à nerfs à titre doré, 164 p., 1 f. Reliure postérieure avec un petit manque en coiffe inférieure. Coins usés. Exemplaire numéroté sur papier vergé. Tirage limité à 111 exemplaires. Le tire complet est "La meutte et venerie du haut et puissant seigneur Messire Jean de Ligniville Chevalier, comte de Bey, Seigneur de Dombrot et de la Basse Vosges, Berlize, Faulcompierre, etc., grand-veneur de Lorraine de 1602 à 1632". Reproduction du titre et du texte de l'édition de 1655, exception faite des fautes d'impression et des régularisations d'orthographe afin de donner un sens à ce texte ancien tout en conservant l'esprit et le cachet de son auteur et de son temps. Cette réimpression de la rarissime édition originale a été faite par les soins du Baron Grandjean d'Alteville. Thiebaud col. 598/599. relié D'OccasionétatCorrect

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        A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland

      London: Ray Society, 1861-1864. vi, 384, 29 hand-col plates. Hardback. Cont. half morocco, raised bands, marbled endpapers, rear inner hinge cracked but firm. Some rubbing, light scuffing to corners; a few small ink spots to front cover. Occasional light, scattered foxing to plates. Rare.

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        L’Enfer... avec les dessins de Gustave Doré. Traduction francaise de Pier-Angelo Fiorentino accompagnée du texte italien

      Librairie de l’Hachette et C.ie, 1861. Folio (cm. 43), 2 cc.nn. (occhietto e antiporta con ritratto di Dante), IV-194 pp., 1 c.nn. con LXXV tavv. f.t. ciascuna protetta da velina ‘parlante’. Testo in francese e italiano. Bella legatura coeva in mz. marocchino con nervi ed angoli. Ricchi fregi e titolo oro al ds. Taglio superiore dorato. Carte di guardia marmorizzate. Edizione originale con la prima tiratura delle splendide composizioni del Doré, incise in legno con particolare finezza. Rarissima. Mambelli, 321 (con collazione errata). Presente - secondo ICCU - in sole quattro Biblioteche italiane.

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        The City of the Saints and across the Rocky Mountains to California

      

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        A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland

      London: Ray Society, 1861-1864. vi, 384, 29 hand-col plates. Hardback. 2 vols, fo., cont. half morocco, raised bands to spine, teg, marbled endpapers, some rubbing/wear to corners and spine. Some foxing/spotting. Attractive copy. From the library of Amyan Macfadyen (1920-2015) with his signature. Macfadyen was an eminent soil ecologist and author of 'Animal Ecology. Aims and Methods' (1963). Also with earlier bookplate of Stanley Pershouse. Rare. Only 600 copies printed.

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        Long Autograph Letter Signed to Alexander MITCHELL (Sir Austen Henry, 1817-1894, Archaeologist, M.P. & Diplomat, Excavator of Nineveh)

      1861 - (of Stow, Midlothian, and Carolside, Berwickshire, Captain Grenadiers Guards, M.P. for Berwick-on-Tweed, 1865-1868), thanking him for writing instead of "enjoying the country and all the rest, I hope, you are getting", Layard's work has almost cut him off "from society. The price of office is not a small one" (as Under-Secretary to Russell at the Foreign Office), he hopes to get a holiday in the middle of September, and is thinking of North Italy, "but if I could manage to get to Scotland . I should require no workroom I promise, but devote myself to play" at Carolside, however "I like to get clear out of Great Britain, so as to have no temptation to return to London before my time. If I am within reach I always feel anxious . & fancy I ought to be at headquarters", he is grieved to find "poor Sir John Harding," (the Queen's Advocate), "so ill. I much fear that he will never be able to attend to business of any kind again . In the United States the Confederates seem now to be gaining ground, and the summer months work in their favor. Unfortunately I see no prospect of an end to this terrible war", he points Mitchell to the 'Daily News' of the 28th for "a most interesting account of the last moments of Cavour" (who had seen Vittorio Emanuele II proclaimed King of Italy but whose health had given way), "furnished by his niece who was with him . Friday is the Ministerial Irish Dinner - the harbinger of the end of the season. I shall be truly glad when I am released from Derby Griffith and Col. Sykes", and asks to be remembered to Mrs Mitchell (Fanny Georgiana Jane, née Hasler, afterwards wife, 1877, of the 11th Lord Reay), 7 sides 8vo., House of Commons, 30th July In the 1840s Layard, supported by the British ambassador at Constantinople, made astonishing discoveries in ancient Assyria. Later, as M.P., he visited the Crimea and was an outspoken critic of the conduct of the war. Between 1857 and 1860 he was out of the Commons and devoted his energies to causes dear to his heart, the Risorgimento in Italy and the art of the unsophisticated early Renaissance, visiting Italy and buying pictures for himself and the National Gallery. Sir John Harding, (1809-1868), was Queen's Advocate, 1852-1862, then the senior Law Officer of the Crown. His continuing illness from overwork was a critical factor in the 'Alabama' incident a year later. The American minister, Mr Charles F. Adams, had complained that the vessel being built on the Clyde was clearly intended as a man-of-war to support the South. The papers remained on Sir John's desk till the 29th July 1862 - it seems they may have given him a stroke - but the 'Alabama' had slipped away on the 28th.

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        A Pilgrimage to My Motherland. An Account of a Journey among the Egbas and Yorubas of Central Africa in 1859-60

      London: W.J. Johnson, (1861). London: W.J. Johnson. (1861). First. First English edition, the first with this introduction, and the first with Campbell's note to his Preface with additional biographical information, neither of which appeared in the American edition. Introduction by Sir Culling E. Eardley, Bart. Octavo. 145pp. Frontispiece portrait, tipped-in map. Publisher's brown cloth stamped in blind, titled in gilt. Gilt a bit faded, modest loss of cloth at the spine ends and a small split at the front joint, else very good or better. Inscribed by the author: "Rev. J. S. Martin, with the best respects of the Author. Sept. 20th, 1861." The very important account of Campbell's expedition with Martin R. Delaney to Africa exploring the possible return of African-Americans to the African continent. Indeed Campbell, a Jamaican of mixed race, moved to Africa after the expedition. The English edition is much less common than the American. OCLC records are confusing, but they appear to locate about a half dozen copies, only a single copy in the U.S. at Harvard. Inscribed copies are rare. .

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        The Woman In White.

      London: Sampson Low, 1861. First Single Volume edition, first Illustrated Edition, with a new preface by the author. Octavo, pp.viii; 494; [1], advertisement; [1]. With photogravure frontispiece of Collins plus engraved title-page. Bound in original blind-stamped purple cloth with gilt title panel to spine, coated yellow endpapers. With a publisher's prospectus for '12 Great Battles of England' tipped to flyleaf. Internally clean, faint name to second blank, bookseller blind-stamp and ticket to endpapers, contents shaken within case, cloth faded to brown at spine and extremities, gilt dulled to back-strip, moderate wear to same with spine-tips frayed. A very good copy. Collins's epistolary novel is considered to be amongst the earliest pieces of mystery fiction, and is certainly a fine piece of 'shocker' writing. You can't go wrong with a sinister warning from a seemingly mad woman encountered in Hampstead (a daily event these days), a bit of a mismatched love story and a shady character who goes by the truly fantastic name of Sir Percival Glyde. Admittedly in later years it has been overshadowed by the horrific spectre that is Andrew Lloyd Webber, but despite such attacks the original tale holds up remarkably well. Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature [548].Graham Greene & Dorothy Glover; Victorian Detective Fiction (1966). Hubin (2003).

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        The law of nations considered as independent political communities.

      Two vols., 8vo., (2) + xxiii + (1) + 378 + 8 and xl + 506 + 12pp., including both half-titles, handsomely bound in a uniform contemporary Exeter College, Oxford, prize binding of plum calf gilt, raised bands and contrasting labels with fully gilt spines, gilt armorial of Exeter College on each cover, marbled edges. Extremities lightly rubbed else a fine copy.Publisher: Oxford: University Press. London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts.Year: 1861-1863Edition: First edition.

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