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        THE "CONTRABAND" SCHOTTISCHE [cover title]

      Philadelphia, 1861. 4pp. Folio. Disbound from larger volume, resulting in some minor loss along gutter edge. Lower right corner chipped. Light soiling and dampstaining. Good. A nice piece of Civil War-era music by popular 19th- century songwriter Septimus Winner, featuring a cover illustration showing four "contraband" slaves gleefully tumbling about while fleeing an overseer with a whip. The piece is dedicated to General Benjamin F. Butler, who first declared captured runaway slaves to be the contraband of war, inspiring the Confiscation Act of August 1861, which permitted the seizure of any property being used to pursue actions against the Union, including slaves. Eleven copies in OCLC. OCLC 23751462, 17158927.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A History of the Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland

      Ray Society, 1861-1864. vi, 384, 29 hand-col plates. fo. HB. Recent cloth. Some spotting/foxing to plates (mostly light); a small ink/paint mark to 2 plates (not affecting printed figs; small marginal tear to some plates (a few neatly repaired). Neat society ink stamp to verso of plates and occasionally to text. Vg copy. Rare. Only 600 copies printed..

      [Bookseller: Pemberley Natural History Books]
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        Kitab al-Ingil as-Sharif (Book of the Liturgical Gospels). Dayr al-Shuwayr, Kisrawan, Lebanon, 1861.

      1861. Folio (215 x 308 mm). (4), 316 pp. With 4 lithographed plates depicting the evangelists. Printed in Arabic within ruled borders, some headings and key phrases printed in red. Numerous typographical ornaments. Recased in earlier leather binding, blind-stamped and gilt, spine with 5 raised bands. Third Dayr as-Shuwayr edition. "The Evangelion of the Greek Church, containing the Gospels arranged for liturgical reading throughout the year" (Darlow/M. 1661, for the 1776 edition). The only difference between this and the first edition is that the plates are here lithographed instead of engraved. From the printing office of the Melkite monastery of St. John the Baptist at al-Shuwayr in the Lebanese Kisrawan mountains, operative between 1734 and 1899, during which time it produced in all 69 Arabic books, including re-editions (cf. Silvestre de Sacy I, pp. 412-414; Middle Eastern Languages and the Print Revolution. A Cross-Cultural Encounter, Westhofen 2002, pp. 179-181). - Binding rubbed; outer edge of upper cover rather worn. Some foxing throughout, with the preliminary leaves lightly damp-stained. A few marginalia. Nasrallah 44.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris]
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        National Comprehensive Family Bible: the Holy Bible With the Commentaries of Scott and Henry and Containing Also Many Thousand Critical and Explanatory Notes Selected From the Great Standard Authors of Europe and America. The Commentaries Condensed, and the Whole Edited by the Rev. John Eadie...

      Glasgow and London: W. R. M’Phun, 1861. A very early edition thus. A beautifully illustrated Bible featuring 21 impressive guarded steel-engraved plates, all but one by William Bartlett and including a double-page plate of Jerusalem as frontispiece, 27 fine tinted lithographs on 9 guarded plates, 12 maps in colour and four page decorated family register printed in green on vellum. Folio, publisher’s original fine binding of full plum calf, the boards decorated in blind in a lily motif surrounded by a finely detailed gilt framework featuring sunbursts in the four corners, further paneling in blind, the spine with raised gilt ruled wide bands creating compartments double-gilt ruled framed around fine gilt tooling in a floral motif, one compartment elegantly lettered in gilt, a.e.g. xv, 1216 pp., 36 page biblical encyclopedia. Internally very fine and fresh, clean and bright with little if any evidence of use, the binding very handsome but with a bit of expected wear to the edges and extremities, front hinge a little shaken but still firm. A BEAUTIFUL MID 19TH CENTURY SCOTTISH FAMILY BIBLE, featuring impressive full page steel plates by master engraver William Bartlett and a number of fine lithographs.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. Berlin, 6. I. 1861.

      1861. 4 SS. 8vo. An einen "vielgeliebten Freund": "Wie es uns armen Musikanten mit dem Schreiben geht, darüber haben Sie ein wahres Wort in Ihrem Briefe an Friedländer gesprochen; wir setzen zehn Mal an, aber bald ist es eine Stund, die sich anmelden lässt, bald durch Zweifel uns ein Gedanke, der die Unsterblichkeit revidiert, und aufgeschrieben werden muß, bald erscheint eine agitierte Mutter, die nicht begreift, warum das liebe Töchterchen immer Skalen spielen muß, bald kommt ein fremder Kollege, der eine Wohnung miethen, zwanzig Recensenten besuchen, Rath für 10 Konzerte haben will - genug immer zieht ein entrischer Kobold uns den Griffel aus der Wand, wir trösten uns am anderen Tage noch bessere Zeit zum Schreiben zu haben, und vertrösten uns so lange bis aus den Tagen, Wochen, aus den Wochen Monate und endlich Jahre geworden ist, und allerendlichst schreibt man aus der lauter Scham gar nicht [...]". - Kullak war ein gesuchter Lehrer und erfolgreicher Pianist in und übernahm nach einer

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        Sketching Rambles or Nature in the Alps & Apennines.

      First edn, 2 vols, James Hogg, London, 1861. 8vo, xiv, 374p; x, 368p. With 20 colour plates. Minor mark on front of vol 1, VG bright set in fine original pictorial red cloth gilt bindings. Not in Neate. Perret 880 'bel ouvrage. Peu courant et recherché'. A very attractive set on Alpine travel.

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      Government Printing Office, Washington 1861 - Large quarto (8-3/4" x 11-3/4") in original gilt-decorated cloth, rebacked with the original spine and a new spine label; 131, 154, 30, 32 pages. Illustrated with 12 (of 14) views, 8 color plates, 8 folding panoramas, 3 paleontology plates, 2 large folding maps, 1 profile, and many wood engravings in this, the desirable Senate issue. Farquhar 21: "one of the most desirable books in the Colorado River field, for it is the first that deals specifically with the river itself"; Flake 4287; Goetzmann, pp.379-394; Larned 412; Howes I-92; New Howes I-94 "c"; Paher 952; Sabin 35308; Wagner-Camp 375; Wheat(947), (948); Wallace, The Great Reconnaissance, p.175: "This is the most reliable and entertaining narrative of all the official reports by topographical engineers on Western explorations." Ives, commissioned to determine the navigability of the Colorado, was the first white man to explore much of its course, and this is the first government publication on the exploration of the Colorado River. Eminently readable with fine illustrations. The 8 color plates of Native Americans are outstanding. Lacks the views of Canebrake Canon and Camp Colorado Plateau, which seem never to have been bound in, as well as the two additional maps in the Geological section, which seem more often than not not to have been included. Pencil signature of G. P. Sewall on the title page, likely the Cayuga, N.Y. Presbyterian minister in the 1870s. A few of the plates have a dampstain in the corner which on occasion enters the image. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        Dictionnaire géographique historique et littéraire de la Perse et des contrées adjacentes. Extrait du Mo'djem el-Bouldan de Yakout et complété à l'aide de documents arabes et persans pour la plupart inédits, par C. Barbier de Meynard

      Paris par autorisation de l'Empereur. A l'Imprimerie Impériale 1861 - Gros In-8° de XXI & 639 pp. 1 fol. Corrections. Demi-chagrin moutarde à coins, dos à nerfs filetés, auteur, titre & tomaison gravés Or, plat marbré, signet. (Couverture conservée). Rousseurs et quelques brunissures sans atteinte à la lecture, très bon exemplaire dans une reliure moderne. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: CollectionOrientales]
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        EL ERMITAÑO DE MONSERRATE - Dos tomos encuadernados en un volumen

      Establecimiento Tipográfico de J. Casas y Díaz, Madrid 1861 - 328 + 419 pp. 16 x 23 cm. Dos tomos encuadernados en un volumen. Media piel. Tercera edición corregida. Ilustrada y publicada por N. Cabello. 15 láminas (falta 1 del tomo 2). Bordes rozados. Interior en buen estado. Láminas y papel limpios. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros del Reino Secreto]
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      Gaspar y Roig, Madrid 1861 - 655 pp. 18 x 27 cm. De Madrid á Nápoles, pasando por París, Ginebra, el Mont-Blanc, el Simplón, el Lago Mayor, Turín, Pavía, Milán, el Cuadrilátero, Venecia, Bolonia, Módena, Parma, Génova, Pisa, Florencia, Roma y Gaeta. Viaje de recreo realizado durante la Guerra de 1860 y Sitio de Gaeta en 1861, por Don Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Ilustrado. Grabados en interior. Encuadernación algo fatigada, en lomo y puntas. Interior en buen estado. Todos los envíos peninsulares se hacen por mensajería, con entrega en domicilio. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Ein System der Zahnheilkunde. Aus dem Englischen von Ad. zur Nedden.

      Leipzig Förstner 1861 - 8°. VIII, 544 S. Mit 208 Abbildungen. Leinwandband der Zeit. Erste deutsche Ausgabe dieses klassischen Werkes. - "Tomes, der die hübschen Untersuchungen über die Struktur der Zähne angestellt hat, und die wichtige Entdeckung machte, daß die Dentinkanälchen die nach ihm benannten Fasern enthielten, ist wohl derjenige, der vor Miller die Caries am eingehendsten studiert hat. (Er war es), der in Zusammenarbeit mit dem französischen Instrumentenmacher Evrard die 'anatomischen' Zangen erfand, und der dadurch das ganze Wesen der Extraktion veränderte und verbesserte" (Strömgren). - Name auf Vorsatz. Vereinzelt gering stockfleckig. Einband leicht bestoßen. Gelenke etwas eingerissen. Insgesamt wohlerhaltenes Exemplar. - Weinberger S. 135 [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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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

      Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1861. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. folding map, xii, 482p. plus 4p. solicitation of subscriptions to support an expedition by Petherick and Speke to discover the source of the Nile which is tipped to the original front free endpaper and 16p. publisher's advertisements bound in the end after the folding map. Cloth, recently rebacked with most of the original backstrip mounted. 23cm. New endpapers (original front free endpaper preserved).

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books]
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        Education of the Children of Clothilde and Clovis - Alma-Tadema.

      EDUCATION OF THE CHILDREN OF CLOTHILDE AND CLOVISStaalgravure vervaardigd door J.H. Rennefeld naar het schilderij van Sir Lawrence 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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        Eigenh. musikalisches Albumblatt mit U. O. O., 13. VIII. 1861.

      1861. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. 4 Notenzeilen. - Josef Labitzky wurde 1835 Kapellmeister des Karlsbader Kurorchesters. Es gelang ihm, das Orchester in kurzer Zeit auf eine solche Höhe zu bringen, dass er 1846 auch Sinfoniekonzerte geben konnte. Die Erfolge Labitzkys als Kapellmeister und Komponist ermöglichten Reisen des Orchesters nach Pilsen 1838, Prag, Wien, Warschau, Petersburg 1839 und London (vgl. MGG VIII, 14).

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        Wer reisen will, der schweig fein still. - [Zeichnerisches Reisetagebuch eines unbekannten Lübeckers - von 1861].

      1861 1861 - Bleistiftzeichnung, 1 Bl., 18,5 x 18,5 cm, montiert auf Karton, 25,5 x 26,5 cm. Reisetagebuch eines unbekannten Lübeckers in Form einer aus neun quadratischen Einzelbildern bestehenden Bleistiftzeichnung mit Stadtansichten von Lübeck, Weimar, Halle, der Wartburg, Liebenstein, Nürnberg, Kassel und Hamburg. Die Einzelbilder sind in drei Reihen von jeweils drei Bildern angeordnet. Das mittlere Bild der oberen Reihe ist datiert 26. Mai 1861 und zeigt eine unbekannte Villa (dem Stil nach kein lübeckischer Bau), dazu die Umschrift "Wer reisen will, der schweig fein still. Tret an am frühen Morgen, u. lasse heim die Sorgen". Das ganze in einem Rahmen aus Rosenranken. Das mittlere Bild der mittleren Reihe zeigt Liebenstein in ornamentalem Rahmen; das mittlere Bild der untersten Reihe zeigt Lübeck in einer Ansicht von Westen und dem Datum 25. July 1861. Die außerordentlich fein gearbeitete Lübeck-Zeichnung in sehr weitwinkliger Vogelperspektive hat die Beckergrube oder die Fischergrube als konstruktiven Mittelpunkt (aufgrund der sehr gedrängten Darstellung sind die von der Untertrave abgehenden Straßen kaum als Straßenzüge wahrnehmbar). Im Vordergrund liegen 15 Segelschiffe mit geborgenen Segeln. Die Häuser (und die den Horizont bildenden Kirchen) sind mit großer Feinheit dargestellt. Die ovale Ansicht ist gerahmt von Eichenlaub. Unter dem Oval auf einer Banderole: "Und ob wir auch durch ferne Lande ziehn/Da kommt es her, da zieht es wieder hin/Wir wenden uns, wie auch die Welt entzücke/Der Heimath zu, die uns allein beglücke". - Alle Zeichnungen - nicht nur die besonders detailreich ausgeführte Lübeck-Ansicht - sind mit großer Schärfe der Darstellung ausgeführt und verraten den reifen, vollendeten Künstler. - Der Karton minimal fleckig. Sonst gutes, frisches Exemplar. 102 Gramm. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Tautenhahn]
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        Les Talismans de la beauté.

      Paris Chez l'Auteur 8611 1Paris, Chez l'Auteur, 1861, in-4, demi-chagrin vert, tranches dorées, dos orné, 102 pp. Ouvrage sur l'origine des parfums et des cosmétiques, indiquant leurs propriétés et leur action sur l'organisme et dans lequel l'auteur donne quelques conseils sur la bonne utilisation des produits de la Maison Violet. Envoi de Louis Claye. Fente au mors et légère usure au dos, rousseurs internes.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Chrétien]
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        ETUDES DE SYMBOLIQUE CHRETIENNE. Rapports sur les crosses de Tiron et de Saint-Amand de Rouen, faits, en 1856 et 1857, au Comité de la langue, de l'histoire et des arts de la France, section d'archéologie.

      Librairie Impériale Paris 1861 In-8 ( 240 X 155 mm ) de XII-512 pages, demi-maroquin chocolat à coins, dos à nerfs janséniste, tranches dorées. ( Reliure signée de BELTZ-NIEDRER. Une planche hors-texte en chromolithographie et figures dans le texte. EDITION ORIGINALE tirée à 100 exemplaires. Très bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage rare. De la bibliothèque du Baron DE CHARMEL ( Ex-libris ). D'autres photos sur

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        Architetto Sebastiano Gius. Locati: Progetti, Costruzioni, Rilievi

      XIX, 46 pp. introduction and descriptive text followed by 154 plates illustrating detailed plans, facades, and photographs of architectural competitions, projects, funerary buildings, houses, palaces, exposition buildings and surveys by the early twentieth-century Italian architect and professor at the University of Pavia, Sebastiano Locati (1861-1939), largely active in Milan. Occasional toning at edges. Large 4to. Full leather, blind stamped, corners bumped. Pavia (Rossetti) 1936. Locati took part in prestigious international competitions, including those to complete the façade of Milan's cathedral and the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo. He is best known for his participation in Milan's International Exposition (World's Fair) of 1906. This scarce volume, found in only 3 North American libraries, brings together plans for these civic works and many other private and public commissions.

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        Reisen in die Felsengebirge Nord-Amerikas. bis zum Hoch-Plateau von Neu-Mexico unternommen als Mitglied der im Auftrag der Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten ausgesandten Colorado-Expedition. Eingeführt durch zwei Briefe Alexander von Humboldts in Facsimile.

      Hermann Costenoble/Leipzig 1861 - Exempl. in einem altersgemäß akzeptablen bis guten Gesamtzust., geringe Mängel und Gebrauchsspuren möglich. Einbände leicht berieben und mit diversen Randläsuren. Ecken und Kanten bestoßen. Buchrücken mit schöner Goldverzierung. Kapitale und Bünde leicht bestoßen. Seiten Innen alters- und stockfleckig, doch sehr lesbarer und sonst sauberer Zustand. Seltene Sammlerexemplare mit 2 kolorierten Titelbildern (Eingeborene), 10 getönten Holzstichtafeln, 1 lith. Faltkarte. 455/406 S. Deutsch 1800g gr. 8° - groß Oktav (entspricht 22,5 - 25 cm) Halbledereinband

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        LE GRAND DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL. En 17 tomes (complet).

      Editions Administration du Grand Dictionnaire Universel. Non daté probablement 1861 voire 1866. Remarquable ensemble uniforme d'une superbe encyclopédie très complète. Reliures présentant des frottements d'usage. Intérieurs frais malgré de rares rousseurs très éparses. Très bel état pour les 17 tomes. Prévoir 130 euros de livraison. Possibilité de retirer à la librairie.

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        Mollusca Japonica. Descripta Et Tabulis Tribus Iconum.

      Pub. Stuttgartiae. 1861 - pp.iv, 34 with three hand-coloured lithograph plates. More recently rebound in cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. With neat ownership inscription to title page. Scattered foxing to contents, which are o/w. fine condition. Very scarce. A very scarce work on the mollusca of Japan, indeed this was the first publication to deal exclusively with this subject. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Panorama du Lac

      1861. Grande e bella litografia su fondo seppia, con veduta panoramica del lago del Fucino. In primo piano la cittadina di Avezzano. Sulla sinistra ai piedi del Cervaro, si riconoscono i paesi di Pelino e Paterno. In lontananza verso l'estremità opposta del lago, il paese di Ortucchio. Alcuni restauri. mm 360x1036

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        [Binding, Fine- w Edward Walker] The Prince's Visit

      New York: B. Frodsham, 1861. First edition. Superbly bound by Edward Walker in full red morocco with ornate gilt leaf and vine pattern surrounding a central oval frame with lavish crown design on both covers, gilt spine. Exquisite gauffered edges, expertly stamped design on all three edges over smooth and finely gilt pages. Signed in gilt pallet on front pastedown, "Bound by Edward Walker & Sons, New York." A lovely binding by probably the greatest American binder of the period, not only because of his technical expertise, but also because of his book on bookbinding. Some marginal wear, but a very nice copy of quite a lovely binding.

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        A Record of the City of Armagh, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time.

      first edition, first and illustrated issuesmall 4to. (20.5 x 16 cms)v, (vi-viii), 56pp. including list of subscribers, 6 actual full-page photographs (sepia tinted, apparently albumen prints) as plates, strong later green cloth, spine lettered gilt, edges gilt,some light dusty fingering to text margins, some photographs a little faded, but overall very good. Very rare. COPAC locates in Queen's University of Belfast only.OCLC locates several copies in U.S. libraries (most probably the issue without photos, see below)Not in Gernsheim Incunabula of British Photography 1839-1875. The introduction states that "The PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS [sic] were taken and printed expressly for this work, by Mr. Abraham Talbot, of Armagh, Artist". The list of subscribers names 181 persons (some with places of residence or occupation), a few of whom took multiple copies accounting in total for 214 copies. Among them was a William Talbot, Dublin, who may have been a relative of the photographer. Unsold printed sheets of the book with the title page unaltered (ie. still dated 1861) but without the photographs were reissued in 1874 combined with another piece by Rogers with a separate sub-title page dated 1874. In that 1874 issue the words in the introduction (as above) about the photographs were masked out by a slip of paper being pasted over them. That second issue is uncommon but the first issue is rare.In most library catalogues the two issues are indistinguishable. Rogers, Deputy Librarian of the Public (ie. Cathedral) Library Armagh, chorister and sometime Grand Secretary of the Orange Order of County Armagh, published several works on Armagh regional history and on Orangeism.

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        atlas classique et universel de geographie ancienne et moderne , les decouvertes et les divisions dans les cinq parties du monde pour servir a la lecture des voyages, des ouvrages historiques et les meilleurs traités de géographique

      M1. paris, chez l'editeur 1861. In-folio ( 37 cm X 53,5 cm) et 50 planches doubles montees sur onglets, dont 3 dépliantes ( suisse, empire d'autriche, algerie et région de Tunis), reliure demi-chagrin vert, dos lisse orne de filets dores, etiquette de titre verte sur le premier plat. la charniere est decroche du dos, couverture decrochee, cartes en bon etat, complet de ses 49 cartes couleur la derniere ( N°50) c'est les drapeaux (dechiree mais sans manque) photos complementaire sur demande. envoi en colissimo avec assurance sans frais de port supplementaire

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        Piedmont and Italy from the Alps to the Tiber, illustrated in a series of views taken on the spot. With a descriptive and historical Narrative. In two volumes

      James S. Virtue (1861), London - 2 tomi in un vol. in-4° (286x215mm), pp. (6), 148; 146, (2); legatura coeva p. pelle nera con bordura ornamentale a secco corrente lungo il perimetro dei piatti. Titolo e filetti dorati su dorso a nervetti. Tagli e risguardi marmorizzati. Al primo vol., un'antiporta con ritratto di Vittorio Emanuele II e un frontespizio inciso su acciaio con veduta della Ravine of the Tournanche, 66 tavole egualmente incise su acciaio in b.n. con vedute dell'Italia e della Svizzera, ritratti di personaggi illustri (Garibaldi) e due carte geografiche in acciaio su doppio foglio, una in b.n. della Svizzera, con tracce di coloritura in alcune parti del territorio rappresentato, e una a due colori, sempre su doppia pagina, dell'Italia Nord-Occidentale, della Savoia e della Sardegna. Al secondo vol., un'antiporta con ritratto di Napoleone III e un frontespizio inciso su acciaio con veduta di Villar, in Val Pellice; una mappa dell'Italia in b.n. su doppia pag., una pianta a colori ripiegata di Venezia, una tav. a colori su doppia pag. del Sud Italia inclusiva della Sicilia e una mappa dell'Italia centrale in b.n. su doppio foglio. Sempre in questo secondo vol., 61 tra vedute in b.n. incise su acciaio a p. pag. dell'Italia e di alcuni territori elvetici e ritratti di uomini illustri della storia del XIX secolo (Pio IX, Francesco Giuseppe, Napoleone). Tra le località effigiate: Torino (rappresentata in quattro vedute), il Lago di Lucerna, Bellinzona, Ginevra, Susa, il Moncenisio, Briançon, Exilles, Verrès, Gressoney, il Monte Rosa, Pinerolo, Val d'Ossola, Fenetrelle, Pragelato, Genova, Alessandria, il Lago Maggiore, Lugano, Varallo, Como, Milano, desenzano, Verona, Venezia, Napoli, Bologna, Velletri, Terracina, Ancona, Pisa, Livorno, Firenze, Siena, Perugia, Spoleto, Roma, Losanna, il Cervino, ecc. Mancano, nel secondo volume, non inserite dal legatore, le vedute di Lariccia, Megeve e Schirmeck. Normali fioriture. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale di questo magnifico illustrato inglese dell'Ottocento, raro e ricercato, in cui il Costello descrive l'itinerario di un vero e proprio grand tour attraverso il territorio italiano, con abbondanza di notazioni geografiche, artistiche, etnografiche. Dudley Costello (in Irlanda, 1803-Londra, 1865), giornalista e narratore inglese di nascita irlandese, figlio del colonnello J. F. Costello e fratello della scrittrice Luisa Stuart Costello, fu educato all'accademia militare di Sandhurst, prestando servizio in gioventù in India, in Canada e nelle Indie Occidentali. Lasciato l'esercito nel 1828, si trasferì a Parigi, dove conobbe il grande naturalista Cuvier, alle cui opere collaborò in qualità di disegnatore, e dove iniziò a copiare per proprio esercizio i manoscritti miniati della Bibliothèque Royale, incoraggiando con la sorella una rinata attenzione per tale arte. Manno, I, 5724. Cremonini, n. 177. Peyrot, Torino nei secoli, II, p. 859, n. 596 (descrive le 4 vedute di Torino, disegnate da Bartlett e incise da Adlard, Fisher, Wallis, Lewis). Pine-Coffin, 85911. Inglese [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Divine Comédie : L'Enfer - Le Purgatoire, Le Paradis de Dante Alighieri avec les Dessins de Gustave Doré. Traduction française de Pier-Angelo Fiorentino accompagnée du texte italien (2 volumes).

      Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1861-1868, 2 volumes grand in-folio de 440x325 mm environ, iv-194 pages avec 75 planches et 407 pages avec 60 planches sous serpentes légendées, (le deuxième volume contient Le Purgatoire et le Paradis), (tenir compte du poids de 14 kg pour le calcul des frais de port), reliures de l'éditeur en percaline gauffrée rouge portant titres dorés, sur le premier plats et le dos, décorée de filets à froids et caissons pour le dos. Reliures restaurées, des rousseurs, tome 1 : déchirure sans manque dans la marge interne p. 29 et 31, manque un coin p. 271 du tome 2, sinon bon état. Dante Alighieri (Durante degli Alighieri dit « Dante ») est un poète, écrivain et homme politique florentin né entre la mi-mai et la mi-juin 1265 à Florence et mort le 14 septembre 1321 à Ravenne. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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      PRINTED FOR THE BIBLE SOCIETY, AT THE OPERATIVE INSTITUTION, PALESTINE PLACE, BETHNAL GREEN, LONDON, N.E. 8°, leg. ed. t.pelle con belle impressioni ai piatti e titolo in oro al dorso, tagli in nero, pp.634, gore diffuse, rare macchie d'inchiostro, buona copia.

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        La Race pure en France. Classement par étalons des poulinières inscrites au stud-book français (1818-1894).

      Précédé d'une étude sur la formation de la race pure en France, le choix et le rôle des poulinières, avec trois planches.1. Vermeille, suitée de Vermout 1861. Frontispice en couleurs d'après une aquarelle de M. Henri Delamarre. 2. Poetess. Par Royal Oak et Ada d'après un portrait fait en 1841 la veille du prix du Jockey-Club. 3. Slapdash. Par Annandale et Messalina, importée en 1864 par M. Ed. Fould. (Complet & Contrôlé) TRÈS RARE. Édition originale tirée à 660 exemplaires tous numérotés à la presse, celui-ci porte le numéro 34. Paris, Adolphe Legoupy 1895 - 374 pages. Reliure demi-chagrin vert de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de fleurons dorés. Coiffes, nerfs et bords légèrement frottés. Pas de rousseur. Bon état. Format in-4°(28x19).

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        Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature, Presentation Copy

      Willams & Norgate, London 1861 - Presentation Copy to Sir George Murray Humphry, original blue-green publisher'scloth. [vi], 159pp.8pp adverts bound in, andadverts on brick-red endpapers. 1st Edition, 1st Issue (with ads dated Feb. 1863). CONDITION: VERY GOOD. Original cloth has been restored - expertly rebacked with original spine laid down. Bumping to corners. Cloth has sunned to blue along rear cover spine edge. Binding very tight and secure. Original endpapers have been reinforced. From the Author in ink on half-title (in a secretarial hand?). Plate declaring the book having been subsequently gifted - by fellow anatomistSir George Murray Humphry - pasted onto the front paste-down (seedetails below). Humphry clearly gave this book away, but the recipient is not noted. Internally the book is excellent with no foxing or ink marks. Scarce in original cloth and very hard to find in good condition. Though this example has seen a fair degree of restoration it shows very well indeed. A good presentation copy of the author's most important work. . .At the present moment, therefore, the question of the relation of man to the lower animals resolves itself, in the end, into the larger question of the tenability or untenability of Mr. Darwin's views. [Man's Place in Nature - p. 106] Thomas Henry Huxley PC FRS (1825 –1895) was an English biologist (anatomist), known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection. This, his most famous work, was the first synthesis of human evolution and was published fully 8 years before Darwin's Descent of Man (1871). It may surprise many that it was he, and not Darwin, who first published the implications of Darwinian theory in terms of man's origins: "Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history" Darwin declared at the end of The Origin of Species (1859), and his close friend and advocate, Huxley, was the first to attempt to throw some lightin a published work. Sir George Murray Humphry (1820 - 1896) was (as noted in the gift plate) a professor of anatomy and surgery at Cambridge University. He was founder and co-editor (with Sir William Turner, M.D.) of the Journal of Anatomy and Physiology. His Treatise on the Human Skeleton, including the Joints’, (1858) and The Human Foot and the Human Hand (1861) may well have been important references for Huxley's study. In 1880 Humphry delivered the prestigeousRede Lecture, entitled Man, Past, Present, and Future, the only surgeon in theentire "new series" of annual lectures(1859 - )who wasthus honoured in the 19th Century. Huxley delivered the Rede lecture in 1883. Rather than describe the condition in detail here, please ask for a full set of photos. We are selling an entire first and early edition collection of Darwin and other Victorian naturalist. in many cases we have several copies of the same Darwin titles in similar condtion, including presentation copies. Please ask for a complete catalogue. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Storia di Milano dall'origine ai nostri giorni e cenni storico-statistici sulle città e province lombarde...

      Pirotta, 1861-1884. Otto parti legate in due volumi di cm. 17,5, pp. 2.500 ca. complessive. Con una grande carta geografica incisa e più volte ripiegata fuori testo. Solida leg. coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi lisci con titoli e filetti in oro. Esemplare genuino, saldamente legato ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Prima edizione, non comune, di quest'opera in cui Cusani offre un ampio panorama su avvenimenti storici, artistici, letterari, e scientifici che hanno caratterizzato la città di Milano. Cfr. cat. Hoepli 656.

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        The Alps or sketches of life and nature in the Mountains. Translated by Leslie Stephen. With 17 plates from designs by Emil Rittmeyer. London, Longman, Green and Roberts, 1861

      Longman, Green, 1861. in-8, pp. IV, IV, (2), 408, leg. edit. in percallina decorata. Con antiporta e 16 tavole silogr. a due tinte f.t., raffiguranti villaggi, montagne, alberi e scene di vita (la valanga, boscaioli, una festa, un funerale, cacciatori di camosci, ecc.). Prima traduzione inglese, dello stesso anno dell'originale tedesca (''Die Alpen in Natur und Lebensbildern''), eseguita da Leslie Stephen, uno dei più provetti alpinisti dell'era vittoriana e romanziere di successo (il suo ''The Playground of Europe'', pubblicato nel 1871, fu un vero e proprio bestseller della letteratura alpina). Egli fu il padre della scrittrice Virginia Woolf. Ottimo esempl.

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        Autograph letter signed. St. Tropez, May 22, n. y.

      1861. 8vo. 2 pp. To a "cher Camarade", accepting to take part in the exhibition his correspondent organizes. Therefore he suggests that he should meet 'le camarade Felix Fénéon, à la maison Bernheim 15 rue Richepanse [...] pour le prêt de quelques une de mes

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        Autograph letter signed ("Nino Bixio"). Paris, 12. IV. 1861.

      1861. 8vo. ½ pp. on double leaf. To a lady, apologizing for not having found the time to pay her a visit. - With small label and ms. number on the reverse. - Rare.

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      1861 - London, Office of Temple Bar, 18 volumes run from 1-18, half green morocco over marbled boards, red leather label. Volumes 1 - 13 are uniform, then 14 - 18 are slightly different. Slightly rubbed, otherwise very good.

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        Johnson's Turkey in Asia, Persia, Arabia, &c. New York, 1861.

      1861. Hand-coloured engraved map (456 x 345 mm). Decorative map of Turkey, Persia, Arabia, Afghanistan, Beloochistan and contiguous regins., with large inset views of Smyrna, Trebisond and Muscat. Shows excellent detail, including towns, rivers, mountains, deserts, roads, etc. Al-Qasimi 270.

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        Théorie critique de l'impôt.

      Paris: Guillaumin et Cie,, 1861. Précédé de souvenirs du Congrès de Lausanne. Octavo. Original green paper wrappers printed in black. Housed in a recent dark green quarter morocco solander box. Pencil marginalia to a couple of pages. Backstrip with three vertical splits, sewing still intact, wrappers slightly dust-soiled and with a few tiny chips, minor marking to title, the occasional faint finger mark to fore margins. A very good copy. First and only edition of Walras's second published book on economics and an important early testimonial to his profound admiration for, and intellectual identification with, his father. In the lengthy preface, he reviews the ideas contained in the works of Auguste Walras, including the concept of "rareté" which was to influence Walras's formulation of marginal utility, and then relates this intellectual patrimony to his own essay on taxation which follows a discussion of the international congress on taxation in Lausanne in 1860. Scarce, especially so in original wrappers.

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        Manuscrit signé de DUMAS sur l'unification de l'Italie, Garibaldi, Hugo

      - Manuscrit autographe signé intitulé « Profession de foi ». (1861-1864) ; 7 pages in-4° sur feuillets simples Manuscrit de travail raturé, biffé avec surcharges et ajouts destiné à être publié dans un des deux journaux que dirige Dumas l’Indepediente ou le Monte-Cristo à l’époque de sa présence à Naples entre 1861 et 1864. Texte d’une grande richesse sur le rôle de Dumas dans l’unification de l’Italie, son soutien financier à Garibaldi, sur la mort et la résurrection de son journal « l’Indepediente ». « Un de nos amis nous demande pourquoi en tête de notre journal nous n’avions pas mis notre profession de foi politique. Nous lui avons répondu que nous, n’avions pas cru qu’une profession de foi politique fut nécessaire en tête du journal de l’homme qui est à la fois l’ami de Victor Hugo et de Garibaldi qui a été fait pendant la dictature plusieurs fois citoyens de la Sicile et qui depuis deux ans perd son tems à dépenser son argent pour la cause de l’Italie – Vous eussiez du alors à insister le même ami faire une profession de foi morale. – Nous pensions avoir fait cette profession de foi avons-nous répondu le jour où nous avions écris les lignes suivantes ». Dumas rappelle, sans la reproduire, la profession de foi publiée dans la première série de l’Independant et si cela ne suffit pas, on peut regarder aisément dans la maison de verre qu’il s’est bâtie, dans son cœur, dans son esprit et même dans sa bourse. Pourquoi Dumas a-t-il suspendu pendant un an l’Independant ? Parce qu’il devait 18000 francs. Il se mit au travail et écrivit une trentaine de volumes pour la France dont les droits d’auteur couvrirent les dettes. Outre l’argent qu’il rapporta de France il toucha une somme sur laquelle il ne comptait pas, la somme de 90 000 francs avancée à Garibaldi pour des achats d’armes. Le gouvernement italien lui régla la dette de Garibaldi avec un reliquat de 6523 francs. Cet argent lui permit de relancer l’Independant, « un journal honnête, libre, franc à comparer des feuilles à scandale de Naples ». Les abonnés apportèrent de nouveaux abonnés. Dumas conclut son article : « Mais si vous la croyez désintéressée bonne et loyale si vous croyez que les principes que nous propageons sont ceux qui peuvent concourir au bonheur à l’unité à la gloire de l’Italie – ce n’est pas assez de votre association Il nous faut votre aide, il faut que chacun de vous opère dans son cercle ( ) afin que nous ne soyons pas pour cette fois encore de nous interrompre au bout de six mois. ( ) Voilà par point et virgule l’histoire de la mort et de la résurrection de l’Independant ! » [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La Vie Campagne. Chasse, Pêche, Courses, Beaux-Arts, Haras, Nouvelles, Beaux-Arts. Acclimatation, Amélioration des Races, Pisciculture, Régates, Voyages, Bains de mer, Eaux Thermales, Gymnastique, Escrime etc., etc., (6 volumes).

      Charles Furne, Editeur, 1861 à 1864, 6 volumes de 387 à 420 pages de 19x27.5 cm environ, reliures demi chagrin vert, dos à 5 nerfs, avec titres, tomaisons et fleurons dorés, gardes finement mouchetées. Illustrations pleines pages, dans le texte, bandeaux, culs-de-lampe, en noir. Quelques frottements sur les coiffes et les coins, infimes rousseurs sur les tranches, bon état pour le reste. Hors textes : tome I. 11 planches - Tome II. 10 planches - Tome III. 11 planches - Tome IV. 9 planches - Tome V. 10 planches - Tome VI. 8 planches. Merci de nous contacter à l'avance si vous souhaitez consulter une référence au sein de notre librairie.

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        Broadside] Pennsylvania and the Union! Her Armed Contribution to the Armies for the National Defence!

      Pennsylvania Telegraph, [Harrisburg, PA] 1861 - From the Pennsylvania Telegraph, October 26, 1861. Addressed in manuscript on verso to Ohio Governor William Dennison (with canceled postal stamp). The broadside was printed to help correct the paper's earlier article that had stated that Pennsylvania with 55,800 troops committed to the war lagged behind New York (90,500) and Ohio (67,100). The new analysis now showed that Pennsylvania had in fact supplied 101,070 men, this despite Pennsylvania's large concentration of both pacifist Quakers and Mennonites. "These statements, based on the most reliable facts and figures, show a result such as no other state in the Union can exhibit, notwithstanding the social and religious organization of our communities renders a vast portion of our people conscientious on the subject of bearing arms against their fellow men in any cause or for any purpose." The author ends with a statement of pride in Pennsylvania not only being the birth place of the Declaration of Independence and the site of the Constitutional Convention, but that "she sends forth from her midst. a large force to sustain the Declaration of Independence and vindicate the Constitution and laws, than has been contributed by any other commonwealth in the Union." Quite uncommon. OCLC locates only one copy at the Newberry Library. OCLC: 180773997. A very good copy with mailing folds, tiny tear at middle fold; stamped and addressed on verso else clean. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Eigenh. Verpflichtungserklärung mit U. ("Alex.r W. Thayer"). Wien, 24. XI. 1861.

      1861. 1 S. Kl.-4to. "Endesgefertigter verpflichtet sich hiemit das noch nirgends abgedruckte Spott- und Schmähquartett für Solo-Stimmen mit Chor, welches den Titel führt: 'Lob auf den Dicken' und welches Beethoven auf den Schuppanzigh, Primgeiger in dem berühmten Fürst Rasumowsky'schen Streichquartette in Wien componiert hat (der Text ist ebenfalls von der Erfindung und Hand des unsterblichen Tonheros) ohne Einwilligung des Herrn Johann Nep. Kafka Tonkünstlers in Wien, als Besitzers dieser Beethoven'schen Originalhandschrift, nirgends - weder abdrucken zu lassen noch sonst auf eine andere Art in die

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        Théorie critique de l'impôt. Précédé de souvenirs du Congrès de Lausanne.

      Paris: Guillaumin et Cie, 1861 - Octavo. Original green paper wrappers printed in black. Housed in a recent dark green quarter morocco solander box. Pencil marginalia to a couple of pages. Backstrip with three vertical splits, sewing still intact, wrappers slightly dust-soiled and with a few tiny chips, minor marking to title, the occasional faint finger mark to fore margins. A very good copy. First and only edition of Walras's second published book on economics and an important early testimonial to his profound admiration for, and intellectual identification with, his father. In the lengthy preface, he reviews the ideas contained in the works of Auguste Walras, including the concept of "rareté" which was to influence Walras's formulation of marginal utility, and then relates this intellectual patrimony to his own essay on taxation which follows a discussion of the international congress on taxation in Lausanne in 1860. Scarce, especially so in original wrappers. Einaudi 5972; Walker 27. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Messina 27 Feb. 61

      1861. Disegno a matita grassa su carta, raffigurante la città dall'alto delle alture, firmato in basso a sinistra ma impossibile decifrare la grafia dell'artista, probabilmente di scuola tedesca. Sicuramente si tratta di un disegno eseguito dal vivo durante un viaggio in Italia nel 1861. Pencil drawing on paper, depicting the city as seen from the hills behind it. Unreadable signature at the lower left, possibly by an artist belonging to the German school. This is certainly a drawing taken from real life during a journey in Italy in 1861. Messina Messina 380 285

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        Autograph musical quotation signed. Probably Vienna, 20. V. 1861.

      1861. Oblong large 8vo. 1 p. Three bars from "Lohengrin", "in memory of Vienna / 20 May 1861 / Richard Wagner" (transl.). - With the great success of "Tannhäuser" at Vienna's Thalia Theatre in 1857, the great Viennese houses opened their doors to Wagner: in 1858 the Court Opera decided to stage "Lohengrin". Wagner himself had never witnessed a performance. His opportunity came when he visited Vienna for the third time in May 1861. He attended the rehearsals and was moved to tears: "This rehearsal surpassed all my expectations by far, and for the first time in my artistic life so full of suffering and strife did I experience complete, all-reconciling pleasure" (to Minna Wagner, Vienna, 13 May 1861). At the première Wagner was cheered by the audience and had to take bows after every act. - A fine, decorative leaf, documenting an artistic climax during Wagner's often despondent years of wandering.

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        Japan, the Amoor, and the Pacific; with notices of other places, comprised in a voyage of circumnavigation in the Imperial Russian corvette "Rynda," in 1858-60.

      London Smith Elder 1861 - First edition. 8vo., inscribed by the author on half title, xiii, 405pp., 2 pages ads at end, 8 lithograph plates, original green blindstamped cloth gilt, light offsetting from plates, cloth slightly darkened, an excellent example. Inscribed on the half-title: Mr Bayer/ With the Author's/ Kind regards. Tilley served as an officer on the Russian corvette, Rynda, and was the first Englishman to set foot on Amoor whch had recently been ceded to the Russians by the Japanese. Tilley's impressions of Japan are favourable. All the plates are of Japanese location, mostly in and around Yedo. Cordier, Japonica, 553; Sinica 2746. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diplomatisches Korrespondenzarchiv 1861. Paris, Rom, Neapel, Florenz, Wien, München u. v. a. O., September 1860 bis Januar 1862 sowie vereinzelte Schreiben aus den Jahren 1854-1858.

      1861. Zus. 257 Briefe und Korrespondenzstücke in zumeist französischer, aber auch italienischer und deutscher Sprache. Auf Nadeln geheftet in zeitgenöss. halblederner "Biblorhapte"-Korrespondenzmappe (von L. Girard) mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen "Correspondance", Marmorvorsätzen und Heftvorrichtung aus Messing. Gr.-8vo. Der Diplomat und Staatsmann Eugene d' Halwin Marquis de Piennes, aus einer alten picardischen Familie, die seit dem 16. Jahrhundert am Ärmelkanal ansässig war, diente seit den 1850er Jahren als Botschaftssekretär in Lissabon, Petersburg und Rom, wo er sich mit dem Bildhauer Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux anfreundete, dessen Förderer er wurde. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Frankreich im Jahre 1862 wurde er Generalrat seines Heimatdépartements Manche, als welcher er bis 1870 wirkte, und Bürgermeister seiner Heimatstadt Périers. Als Kammerherr der Kaiserin Eugénie (1863) führte er Carpeaux in den Hof ein; auch erwirkte er die Freigabe der Mittel zur Restaurierung des Mont-St-Michel und setzte sich für die Förderung der Region Périers ein. Nach dem Ende des Kaiserreiches zog er sich aus der Politik zurück und ging nach Kroatien, wo er den von Baron Maurice de Hirsch finanzierten Bau der Balkan-Eisenbahn beaufsichtigte. Seine umfangreiche Kunstsammlung schenkte er der Strossmayer'schen Gemäldegalerie am Museum von Zagreb. Er starb in Vrbovec bei Zagreb. - Piennes' vorliegende diplomatische Korrespondenz betrifft zeitbedingt vielfach die italienischen Unabhängigkeitskriege Garibaldis und den Einigungsprozess Italiens durch Viktor Emanuel II. Unter den Korrespondenten finden sich Antoine Alfred Agénor Hzg. v. Gramont (franz. Staatsmann und Diplomat, 1819-80), Fürst Wladyslaw (Ladislas) Czartoryski (polnischer Exilpolitiker und Kunstsammler, 1828-94) und Jules DuCros-Aubert (franz. Diplomat, 1833-81); von besonderem Interesse ist ein mitgeheftetes Kärtchen, das in farbigem, grobem Privatdruck (Kartoffeldruckverfahren o. ä. in rot mit grüner Umrahmung) den Wahlspruch "V[i]v[a] Vittorio Emanuele Re d'Italia" und verso das Wappen von Savoyen-Piemont trägt. - Kopfstehend eingeheftet in Biblorhapte-Ordner mit dem großen, illustrierten Händleretikett der Papeterie "J. Bouillotte & M. Buzenet" in der Rue St. Denis, Paris.

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        Harper's Weekly Journal of Civilization - Complete Volumes for 1861-1865

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1861. 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865. Hardcover. Covers new (rebindings); contents mostly VG-/Good+ with a bit of age toning here and there, occasional light foxing, and a very few small tears to page edges (several edge tears, though, to p. 367-68 of the 1865 volume). Free of extraneous marks. Generally strong impressions. Each volume: New, brown leather binding with 4 raised bands; gilt lettering, date, and band borders on spine. A complete year's issues in each volume. Decorative end papers. Hundreds of bw illustrations in each issue. Maps in some. Approx. 800+ pp. per volume. Heavy and oversize and will require extra postage. Mostly focuses on the US Civil War and emancipation, with news articles, illustrations of battles, military personnel, devastation, etc. Also includes the latest fiction (Wilkie Collins, Thackeray, etc., Paris fashions, news of the world, and advertisements. The January 1861 issue continues with Chapter 10 of Dickens' Great Expectations and his Christmas Story, A Message from the Sea. A later issue includes the two maps prepared specially for Harper's Weekly of the United States and the Southern States. As this is a bound copy (no longer folded), the halves of each map are separated by a few pages. The 1862 Volume includes the wreck of the "City of New York" from the Burnside Expedition. The 1863 volume contains an interesting 2-page illustration of Emancipation Past/Future, the Sioux War, the Rush Street Bridge accident in Chicago, etc. The volume for 1864 covers the late and current kings of Denmark, the Brooklyn Fair in Aid of the Sanitary Commission (with a two-page illustration), and a facsimile of a photograph of the moon (2-page spread) taken by Dr. Henry Draper's telescope (along with corresponding article). Finally, the 1865 volume includes Lincoln's assassination and funeral, map of the telegraphic systems encircling the globe, the Fenians in Ireland, the San Francisco earthquake, Lord Palmerston's death and funeral, the grand reception of General Grant in New York, and the National Thanksgiving and Proclamation with a 2-page illustration. An amazing reference for history, military, society, culture, etc. in that era. This set, in particular, very suitable for gift-giving, with stupendous shelf appeal.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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