The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1861
2017-10-16 11:06:23
Arkansas]
Little Rock: Johnson & Yerkes, 1861. viii,92pp. Antique style half calf and marbled boards. Old library stamp on half title. Light foxing, very good. An account of the laws passed at a special session of the Arkansas General Assembly, which took place from Nov. 4 to Nov. 18, 1861. This session occurred several months after the state of Arkansas had seceded from the Union, and thus contains several laws and resolutions relating to the state's relationship with the Confederacy and and its engagement with the Confederate war effort. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 2712. ALLEN 419.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2017-10-16 11:06:19
Aulaire, R.J. de St. and Groeneveldt, W.P.
Bookseller: Antiquariaat Theo de Boer [Netherlands]
Check availability:
2017-10-16 11:06:18
Masataka, Isibashi
Tokyo, 1861. 2 volumes, small 8vo, (180 x 125mm.), 98 and 44 double-fold pages, consisting a preface in Chinese plus English words and phrases showing Japanese equivalents and the English pronunciation in Japanese; original blue wrappers sewn in the Oriental manner, printed paper labels on the upper cover of each; very good.
Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books [US]
Check availability:
2017-10-16 11:06:09
BENOIST Felix et Hyppolite LALAISSE (Illustrateurs)
Nantes Charpentier 1861 -in-folio demi-chagrin 3 volumes, reliure d'époque demi-chagrin havane in-folio Editeur (binding half shagreen in-folio Editor)(49 x 33,5 cm), dos à nerfs (spine with raised bands) décoré or (gilt decoration), plat orné d'un décor romantique en encadrement avec, au centre du premier plat, le blason de Paris, le Louvre médiéval et la devise de la capitale soutenus par deux personnages, toutes tranches dorées, illustré de 100 lithographies sur fond teinté, certaines rehaussées de détails en couleurs, d'après BENOIST, CHAPUY, ISABEY, etc. et 38 bois gravés in-texte, légères mouillures au coin inférieur droit des 10 premières pages du 1er volume et des 5 premières du 3ème volume, [(4)-XII-88-(2)-122] + [(6)-76-(2)-44-(2)-24-(2)-22-(2)-36-(2)-26] + [(8)-76-(2)-80-(2)-34] pages, 1861 Nantes: Imprimerie de Charpentier père, Fils et Cie Editeur,Edition Originale.....COMPLET...... "L'un des grands livres sur Paris au XIXe siècle, écrit par divers auteurs dont Mérimée et Viollet-le-Duc. Paris dans sa splendeur s'inscrit dans la phase de transition où les grandes lithographies sont exécutées d'après photographies, avec cette curiosité que sont les premières vues aériennes, sans doute prises du haut d'un ballon captif"........RARE.....en bon état malgré les légers défauts signalés (good condition in spite of the light defects indicated). trés bon état
Bookseller: Librairie Guimard [France, Nantes]
2017-10-16 11:06:09
BENOIST Felix et Hyppolite LALAISSE (Illustrateurs)
Nantes Charpentier 1861 -in-folio demi-chagrin 3 volumes, reliure d'époque demi-chagrin marron foncé in-folio Editeur (binding half shagreen in-folio Editor)(49 x 33,5 cm), dos à nerfs (spine with raised bands) décoré or (gilt decoration), titre et tomaison frappés "or", filet et roulette chainette "or" de part et d'autre des nerfs, roulette chainette "or" en tête et en pied, entre-nerfs décorés de fers à froid, plats de percale noire muets, toutes tranches lisses, illustré de 100 lithographies sur fond teinté, certaines rehaussées de détails en couleurs, d'après BENOIST, CHAPUY, ISABEY, etc. et 38 bois gravés in-texte, légères mouillures au coin supérieur gauche de la page de titre du 3ème Volume , [(4)-XII-88-(2)-122] + [(6)-76-(2)-44-(2)-24-(2)-22-(2)-36-(2)-26] + [(8)-76-(2)-80-(2)-34] pages, 1861 Nantes: Imprimerie de Charpentier père, Fils et Cie Editeur,Edition Originale.....COMPLET...... "L'un des grands livres sur Paris au XIXe siècle, écrit par divers auteurs dont Mérimée et Viollet-le-Duc. Paris dans sa splendeur s'inscrit dans la phase de transition où les grandes lithographies sont exécutées d'après photographies, avec cette curiosité que sont les premières vues aériennes, sans doute prises du haut d'un ballon captif"........RARE.....en bon état malgré le léger défaut signalé (good condition in spite of the light defects indicated). trés bon état
Bookseller: Librairie Guimard [France, Nantes]
2017-10-16 11:06:07
Paris Henri Charpentier 1861-1863 3 parties en 3 vol. in-folio de (4)-XII-88-(2)-122 pp. ; (6)-76-(2)-44-(2)-24-(2)-22-(2)-36-(2)-26 pp. ; (8)-76-(2)-80-(2)-34 pp., vignettes dans le texte et 100 planches lithographiées, plein chagrin rouge, dos ornés à nerfs, plats ornés, armes de la ville de Paris au centre, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Exemplaire de luxe imprimé sur papier grand in-folio Jésus. Les planches sont tirées sur papier de Chine. Henri-Désiré Charpentier est né à La Rochelle en 1806. Il travaille depuis 1822 dans l'imprimerie paternelle nantaise dont il est l'associé, avant de faire la demande d'un brevet de lithographe pour Paris et d'y installer une imprimerie. Il obtient pour Nantes un brevet d'imprimeur en lettres en 1849 et de libraire en 1851 ; cela permet à l'imprimerie nantaise d'élargir sa production et de la commercialiser. A la mort de son père en 1854, il récupère son brevet de lithographe pour Nantes, abandonnant celui pour Paris. L'imprimerie nantaise grandit, publie plusieurs ouvrages et beaucoup de cartes et plans de ville. Au n° 34 rue de la Fosse, s'ouvre un magasin d'estampes, d'encadrements et papeterie. En 1870, il vend son entreprise à son directeur, Jules Emile Grinsard, et lui cède ses brevets de libraire et de typographe, mais conserve celui de lithographe. Pierre-Henri et Henri-Désiré Charpentier ont collaboré avec de nombreux artistes à la publication de planches gravées et d'ouvrages régionaux, notamment la Galerie Armoricaine en 1848, Nantes et la Loire-Inférieure en 1850, La Normandie illustrée en 1854, La Bretagne contem … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens [France, Paris]
2017-10-16 11:06:06
Stoney Creek Depot, (VA): 1861. Printed broadside, 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, employing several sizes and styles of type, including several nice large display types, and announcing the auction for 20 September 1861, at Stoney Creek Depot in Sussex County, Virginia, to sell the property left by "Dr. Overton and J.H. Fitzhugh, dec'd. ... the mill is fitted for making flour." Parrish & Willingham 5919, Hummel 4700, and OCLC all locate a single copy (Library of Virginia). Folded (leaving creases). Two small chips in margins (not affecting text), some soiling and an ink blot or two, but a nice non-military Confederate display broadside. (2658).
Bookseller: Bartleby's Books [Chevy Chase, Maryland, U.S.A.]
2017-10-15 23:22:36
COSTELLO, Dudley.
J.C. Hotten, London 1861 - First edition. With a signed presentation inscription from the author. 8vo., orig. purple cloth, 332, (8)pp.ads. With 4 plates by Cruikshank. Spine faded to tan o/w a fine copy. Cohn "Cruikshank" 166. Dudley Costello [1803-1865] English journalist and traveller. After leaving Sandhurst, Costello was stationed with his regiment in India, North America and the West Indies. He left the army and went to Paris where he eventually worked with his sister copying illuminated manuscripts for the Bibliotheque Royale. Their work was largely responsible in the revived interest in illuminated work during this period. He returned to London where he served as foreign correspondent for the "Morning Herald" and "Daily News" and contributed to several periodicals. The author of several travel books, he also did the above, an interesting work dealing with the elements of the supernatural found in various places he travelled and the history of various legends and mythological creatures. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: David Mason Books (ABAC) [Canada]
2017-10-15 19:40:42
Fontane, Theodor
Wilhelm Hertz, 1861. Marmorierter Schnitt.Kanten etwas bestoßen. Kopfschnitt nachgedunkelt. Guter Zustand.
Bookseller: Obscura Versandantiquariat [Germany]
2017-10-15 15:33:57
Franz Joseph I., Kaiser v. Österreich (1830-1916).
Wien, 24. VI. 1861. - 1 S. Qu.-Imp.-Folio (526:715 mm). Mit gepr. Wappen. Urkunde für Franz Notthas, den Direktor der kaiserlichen Militär-Medikamenten-Regie, zu dessen Ernennung zum Ritter des Kaiser Franz Joseph-Ordens "bei dessen Übernahme in den wohlverdienten Ruhestand in Anerkennung seiner beinahe 56jährigen ersprießlichen Dienstleistung". - Mit eh. Gegenzeichnung von Frh. von Flügl, dem Schatzmeister des Ordens. - Mit winzigen Randläsuren und Papierdurchbrüchen in den Faltungen; gering fleckig.
Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH
Check availability:
2017-10-13 08:48:14
OUCHI, Dosai.
Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB [Aptos, CA, U.S.A.]
Check availability:
2017-10-13 07:06:07
ROMIEUX (Henry Oscar)
Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE CHAMONAL [Paris, France]
2017-10-13 04:45:26
Michiels, Johann Franz
Auf dem Träger Blindstempel des Verlegers (Träger etwas gebräunt und angestaubt, mit kleinen Randläsuren, der Abzug am rechten Rand etwas blass [die Abbildung täuscht, übertreibt hier etwas], sonst sehr gut erhalten). Rarissimum der frühen Potsdam-Photographie und wohl erstes Foto des erst 1861 fertiggestellten Belvederes überhaupt. Die frühesten überlieferten Potsdam-Fotos stammen von sog. 'Reisephotographen', also solchen, die nicht ortsansässig waren. In Potsdam waren dies Michiels (1823-1887), der 1856 dort photographierte, und die Brüder Schneider, die erst 1859 Berlin und Potsdam bereisten. Michiels ist vor allem für seine Aufnahmen vom Kölner Dom bekannt, von seinen - hervorragenden - Potsdam-Photographien tauchten bisher nur ganz wenige auf. Vier Motive, darunter dieses, wurden 2006 im Rahmen der Ausstellung 'Auslöser Potsdam' gezeigt, weitere kennt man nur aus dem Inserat, das der Verleger Eisen 1858 in der Leipziger 'Illustrirten Zeitung' schaltete. Abgesehen von der Seltenheit ist das große Format und der ausgezeichnete Erhaltungszustand des hier angebotenen Abzugs bemerkenswert. Der seinerzeitige Preis betrug übrigens 2 Taler (Thaler) pro Blatt, das entspricht etwa dem Wochengehalt eines Webers um 1850 oder dem halben Monatslohn einer Stickerin oder Weißnäherin in Berlin. - Vgl. Auslöser Potsdam, 28ff - Heidtmann, Wie das Photo..., S. 55.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Kristen (Inh. Dr. Lorenz Kristen) [Germany]
2017-10-12 11:16:43
Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
New York: James G. Gregory, 1861. 1st edition thus, e.g., 1st 2-volume edition, and 2nd US edition (Gimbel D38; Smith AMERICAN, 13 [pp. 379 - 380]). 2 volumes (336; 334 pp). Frontis by F. O. C. Darley in Volume I; by John Gilbert in Volume II. 12mo. Original publisher's green cloth with gilt stamped spine lettering. Pale yellow eps. Average wear & soiling to cloth. Usual bit of foxing, primarily to preliminary & terminal leaves. Age-toning to paper. Withal, a solid VG set. Item #6467.8 A scarce early US edition of this classic title, in the desirable green cloth, appearing infrequently on the commercial market. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [Alameda, CA, U.S.A.]
2017-10-12 11:16:43
Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
New York: James G. Gregory, 1861. 1st edition thus, e.g., 1st 2-volume edition, and 2nd US edition (Gimbel D38; Smith AMERICAN, 13 [pp. 379 - 380]). Original publisher's green cloth with gilt stamped spine lettering. Pale yellow eps. Average wear & soiling to cloth. Usual bit of foxing, primarily to preliminary & terminal leaves. Age-toning to paper. Withal, a solid VG set.. 2 volumes (336; 334 pp). Frontis by F. O. C. Darley in Volume I; by John Gilbert in Volume II. 12mo. A scarce early US edition of this classic title, in the desirable green cloth, appearing infrequently on the commercial market.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [U.S.A.]
Check availability:
2017-10-12 10:59:45
PETHERICK, John
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1861. With Explorations from Khartoum on the White Nile to the Regions of the Equator. Being Sketches from Sixteen Years' Travel. Octavo. Original diagonal-ribbed green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, decorative panelling to front board in black and rear in blind, top edges untrimmed, brown coated endpapers. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase. Lithographic folding map. Lightly rubbed, corners worn, mild bumping to top edges of boards, short closed tear to map sympathetically repaired verso. A very good copy. First edition of "this important work" (Blackmer), uncommon in the original cloth, this copy from the celebrated travel library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching copy, with his pencilled initials to the initial blank. The Welsh traveller and trader John Petherick (1813-82) left England for Egypt and the Sudan in 1845. He initially served as a mining engineer for Muhammad Ali Pasha and later began trading in gum and ivory. In 1859 he returned to Britain and published this account of his adventures up the Nile to Kordofan and Khartoum, which also includes descriptions of ancient Egyptian antiquities, local traditions, dress, and sports, as well as several hunting trips. In the year of publication he returned to Africa to take up the role of British consul in Khartoum, and was entrusted by the Royal Geographical Society to assist Speke and Grant on their return trip from their search for the source of the Nile. Speke was long-delayed, but never forgave Petherick's failure to wait for him at their agreed rendez-vous in Gondokoro, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
Check availability:
2017-10-11 20:25:32
Kellen Jr., D. van der
La Haye, 's-Gravenhage, Martinus Nijhoff, 1861. Large folio (51x34 cm). Half cloth (spine discoloured and torn), Original publisher's boards, printed at both sides (soiled and seriously rubbed, with loss of paper). Halftitle, title in Dutch, second title in French, dedication leaf, 10 leaves with descriptions of the plates in French and Dutch, and 10 beautifull chromolithographies printed by Emrik & Binger after designs of D. van der Kellen Jr. - Interior with only a few small spots, innermargins renewed. - The mural paintings from the 14th and beginning of the 15th century preserved their bright colours, which are excellent reproduced by the technique of chromolithography, most of them patterns resembling textiles, but three depicting saints or angels. - Rare 1100g [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Emile Kerssemakers ILAB [Heerlen, Netherlands]
2017-10-11 19:13:50
McGee, Thomas D'Arcy
New York/ Montreal: D & J Sadlier, 1861. First edition. Paperback. Good plus. 1861. First edition. Printed wraps, 12mo. 52pp. Good plus. Chipping, creasing to wraps, stain to front wrap and title, wear to corners. Contents remain complete, unmarked, and bright. First of a play by Irish-Canadian journalist, historian, poet, and Nationalist Thomas D'Arcy McGee, later assassinated by Fenians. Digital images available upon request.
Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB
Check availability:
2017-10-11 11:25:07
BESLEY, Henry
Exeter, 1861. 60 tissue guarded vignette steel engraved plates. Inner hinges reinforced. Original pictorial gilt cloth rubbed rebacked wih the spine relaid. Views generally in clean condition free of any foxing. Henry Besley the Exeter publisher was very prolific during a twenty-five year period. He published an extensive number of beautiful views of Cornwall and Devon. These he published in sets of six, twelve, eighteen and so forth to a maximum of sixty plates. He also published in two sizes : oblong 8vo and oblong 4to. What we offer here is the large size set of views, with 37 views of Devonshire, 23 being of Cornwall.. First Edit. Hard Cover. Very Good.. Oblong 4to.
Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books [United Kingdom]
Check availability:
2017-10-11 01:04:57
Heine, Heinrich:
Hamburg, Hoffmann und Campe, Hauptteil 1861-1865 (Briefe 1861/73; Supplement 1869). - Band 19-21= Briefe Erster bis Dritter Teil; Bd 22: Letzte Gedichte und Gedanken (Supplementband) aus dem Nachlass des Dichters BR18F4 Eine Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer liegt Ihrer Bestellung bei. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 7700 8°, 18 - 23,5 cm, gebunden, braunes Halbleder, mit goldgeprägtem Titel und Verzierungen auf dem Buchrücken, Einbanddeckel teils leicht beschabt, sonst aber in gutem Zustand [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Karl Heinz Schmitz [Germany]
2017-10-10 21:19:54
Valleix F.L.I.
Baillière, 1860 /, 1861. (Codice GM/0922) In 8° 5 voll. XVI-918, 828, 888, 859, 768 pp. Autorevole, dettagliato trattato: "Fièvres, maladies pestilentielles, m. constitutionnelles, névroses, m.des centres nerveux, m.des voies respirat., m.des voies circulat., m.des voies digest. et annexes, m.des voies génito-urinaires, m.des Femmes, m.du tissu cellulaire, de l'app. locomoteur et des organes de sens, intoxications". Quarta ed. riveduta da V.A.Racle e P.Lorain, con una nota biogr. sull'A. (1807-1855), stimato medico di Tolosa. Indice analitico in fine. Lievi ingiall. Preg. legature m.pelle coeva, filetti e titoli oro, tagli colorati. Bellissimo esemplare. Euro 200.00 ~~~ SPEDIZIONE IN ITALIA SEMPRE TRACCIATA
Bookseller: Bergoglio Libri d'Epoca
2017-10-10 21:10:58
Velpeau, A
London: Printed for Sydenham Society, 1861. London: Printed for Sydenham Society. VG book. Tight. FINE inside. Gilt & blind stamped green cloth.. 1861. 1st Eng ed.. Hardcover.. VG book. FINE inside. TEG. Extrems w minor wear. Translated by Mitchell Henry from the original French. Thick 8vo, xxxii,608pp. . Extrems with minor wear. Gilt Sydenham Society symbol on both boards. Gilr spine lettering. All gilt bright. Tight binding. ZERO marginalia, aging, foxing, soiling, etc. .
Bookseller: Quiet Friends IOBA [Lyndonville, NY, U.S.A.]
2017-10-10 12:15:17
SILVY, CAMILLE.
Bayswater, 1861. Original photograph, carte de visite, albumen print, 10 x 6 cm. Marie Caroline Miolan-Carvalho (31 December 1827 in Marseille - 10 July 1895 in Château-Puys, near Dieppe) was a famed French operatic soprano, particularly associated with light lyric and coloratura roles. Born Marie Caroline Félix-Miolan, she studied first with her father, François Félix-Miolan, an oboist, and later at the Conservatoire of Paris with Gilbert Duprez. After winning the first prize at the Conservatorie, she began touring throughout France, making her stage debut in Brest, as Isabelle in Robert le Diable, in 1849. Upon returning to Paris the following year, Marie Miolan made her debut in the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor at the Grand Opera on December 14, 1849. She went on to sing in Le Pré aux clercs, Les Huguenots, Der Freischütz, Hamlet, etc. From 1849-55 and 1868-85, Miolan-Carvalho sang in Paris at the Opéra-Comique as Caroline Carvalho. In 1853, she married Léon Carvalho, a French impresario and director of Théâtre Lyrique. After their marriage, she began to use the name Caroline Carvalho instead of Marie Miolan becoming the prima donna at the Théâtre Lyrique appearing from 1856 to 1867. She performed mostly in Mozart and Rossini roles, but also created there an estimated 30 roles, notably by Charles Gounod such as Marguerite in Faust (1859) where she notably inspired Gounod to remove sections of the score.[5] Other works include Baucis in Philémon et Baucis (1860), the title role in Mireille (1864) and Juliette in Roméo et Juliette (1867), but also Louis Clapisson's La … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: KRUL Antiquarian Books [Netherlands]
2017-10-09 09:53:08
Bonaparte Luigi Napoleone
Gabriele Sarracino, Napoli, 1861. Legature coeve in mz. pelle con fili e titoli impressi in oro al ds. Timbretti di appartenenza ma ottimo esemplare. 16mo (cm. 16,8), 4 Voll. legati in 2, ritratto in antiporta, 2 cc.nn., 352 pp.; 1 c.nn., 261(1) pp.; 2 cc.nn., 368 pp., 2 cc.nn., 232 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member [Roma, Italy]
2017-10-09 09:53:08
Bonaparte Luigi Napoleone
Gabriele Sarracino, 1861. 16mo (cm. 16,8), 4 Voll. legati in 2, ritratto in antiporta, 2 cc.nn., 352 pp.; 1 c.nn., 261(1) pp.; 2 cc.nn., 368 pp., 2 cc.nn., 232 pp. Legature coeve in mz. pelle con fili e titoli impressi in oro al ds. Timbretti di appartenenza ma ottimo esemplare.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.
2017-10-09 02:45:35
OSSELYN, Robert J.
Richmond, 1861. unbound. 2 pages, 8.5 x 6.5 inches, Richmond, December 27, 1861, written to Confederate Governor of Georgia, Joseph E. Brown. In part: "...I am instructed by the President to acknowledge receipt of your communication...enclosing a copy of the State of Georgia in relation to Rev. C.W. Thomas, a former chaplain on the U.S. Navy, and to inform you that a recent act of the Confederate Congress makes it possible to provide for him..." Endorsed on the back by Brown. Osselyn was a lawyer, Secsesisonist, and friend of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. He is believed to have drafter passages of the Articles of the Confederacy As the war drew to a close, Osselyn accompanied Davis, heading south, with the consideration of forming a government in exile. Federal troops captured them on May 10th, 1865. Osselyn was released, Davis was indicted for treason against the United States.
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store
Check availability:
2017-10-08 20:31:27
ANDERSSON, Charles John.
London: Hurst and Blackett,, 1861. A Narrative of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure. Octavo. Original maroon pebble-grain cloth, titles and decoration to spine gilt, decorative frames to boards in blind, grey coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. Engraved frontispiece with tissue-guard, title vignette, 15 plates. Extremities rubbed and bumped, spine sunned and rolled, light fraying to foot, cloth worn at lower outer corners, short section of similar wear on fore edge of rear board, light foxing to frontispiece verso and title page. A very good copy. First edition of Andersson's second book, rare in the unrestored original cloth. Andersson (1827-67), the illegitimate son of a Welshman living in Sweden and his Swedish servant, travelled to England in 1849, intending to continue to Iceland to take up a life of hunting and exploration, but instead joined Francis Galton's expedition to south-west Africa. Galton left in 1851 never to return to Africa, but "Andersson stayed on, determined to follow a career as a trader, traveller and naturalist", basing himself at Otjimbingwe, central Namibia, and becoming "deeply involved in the tribal politics of the region" (Howgego). In 1856 he set out on a hunting expedition through Namaqualand and Damaraland, intending to reach the Cunene River, which flows from the Angolan highlands to what is now the Namibian border. Though forced to turn back owing to numerous difficulties, he obtained "much valuable information, and his success as a hunter and collector was unique in this part of the continent. The coast-line of South-West Africa is carefu … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington
Check availability:
2017-10-08 20:31:27
ANDERSSON, Charles John.
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861 - Octavo. Original maroon pebble-grain cloth, titles and decoration to spine gilt, decorative frames to boards in blind, grey coated endpapers, edges untrimmed. Extremities rubbed and bumped, spine sunned and rolled, light fraying to foot, cloth worn at lower outer corners, short section of similar wear on fore edge of rear board, light foxing to frontispiece verso and title page. A very good copy. Engraved frontispiece with tissue-guard, title vignette, 15 plates. First edition of Andersson's second book, rare in the unrestored original cloth. Andersson (1827-67), the illegitimate son of a Welshman living in Sweden and his Swedish servant, travelled to England in 1849, intending to continue to Iceland to take up a life of hunting and exploration, but instead joined Francis Galton's expedition to south-west Africa. Galton left in 1851 never to return to Africa, but "Andersson stayed on, determined to follow a career as a trader, traveller and naturalist", basing himself at Otjimbingwe, central Namibia, and becoming "deeply involved in the tribal politics of the region" (Howgego). In 1856 he set out on a hunting expedition through Namaqualand and Damaraland, intending to reach the Cunene River, which flows from the Angolan highlands to what is now the Namibian border. Though forced to turn back owing to numerous difficulties, he obtained "much valuable information, and his success as a hunter and collector was unique in this part of the continent. The coast-line of South-West Africa is carefully described, and there is an interesting account … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member
Check availability:
2017-10-08 19:55:31
Jones, J.D. (?)
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1861. sep 22 2017. x-361, (10) pp. b/w plates, ills. First edition of one of the classics of whaling literature, who authorship remains a mystery. Howes cites a G.D. Jones as the author of this work, Forster and Hill a J.D. Jones. The title page assigns its authorship to “A Roving Printer.” Regardless of the author's true identity, he has produced an interesting and authentic narrative of a voyage on the New Bedford whaleship “Emily Morgan” (See Starbuck p. 460-461) and the “day-today occupations of two young men who shipped on the whaler for five years” (Hill). She called at Guam, Strong's Island, Hawaii, Tonga, Cook Islands and Juan Fernandez. Forster notes that many ships' names are mentioned in the text. Finally this work is adorned with 38 wonderful wood engraved full-page plates and illustrations in the text that convey the real flavor of South Pacific whaling. Hill 1023. Forster p. 16. Jenkins p. 116. Howes J-213. Four old glue marks in the corners of front paste down and free endpaper. Bound in original cloth, lightly worn, with nick in backstrip.
Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co. [U.S.A.]
Check availability:
2017-10-08 16:09:31
PETHERICK, John.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861 - Octavo. Original diagonal-ribbed green cloth, gilt-lettered spine, decorative panelling to front board in black and rear in blind, top edges untrimmed, brown coated endpapers. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase. Lightly rubbed, corners worn, mild bumping to top edges of boards, short closed tear to map sympathetically repaired verso. A very good copy. Lithographic folding map. First edition of "this important work" (Blackmer), uncommon in the original cloth, this copy from the celebrated travel library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching copy, with his pencilled initials to the initial blank. The Welsh traveller and trader John Petherick (1813-82) left England for Egypt and the Sudan in 1845. He initially served as a mining engineer for Muhammad Ali Pasha and later began trading in gum and ivory. In 1859 he returned to Britain and published this account of his adventures up the Nile to Kordofan and Khartoum, which also includes descriptions of ancient Egyptian antiquities, local traditions, dress, and sports, as well as several hunting trips. In the year of publication he returned to Africa to take up the role of British consul in Khartoum, and was entrusted by the Royal Geographical Society to assist Speke and Grant on their return trip from their search for the source of the Nile. Speke was long-delayed, but never forgave Petherick's failure to wait for him at their agreed rendez-vous in Gondokoro, and publicly accused him of involvement in the slave trade, an allegation "more connected with [Speke's] excessive zeal in reporting s … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member
Check availability:
2017-10-07 16:57:19
[The War Department]
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1861. Quarter Leather. Very Good binding. Quarter-black morocco over rather worn paper-covered boards, with titling in gold to the spine. With 50 folded plates at the rear of the book. Some light and scattered toning. Very Good binding.
Bookseller: Black Swan Books, Inc. [U.S.A.]
Check availability:
2017-10-07 15:57:13
Broadside; Illinois
Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB [Clark, NJ, U.S.A.]
Check availability:
2017-10-07 15:54:29
[Richmond, VA?, 1861. Printed broadside, 9 3/4 x 7 inches, employing several sizes and styles of type, a rare survival of a Confederate recruiting poster, apparently printed while the unit was stationed near Richmond during the early months of the Civil War. William Calvin Jeffress (1823-1895) was an 1843 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, living with his wife and two children on their Nottoway County, Virginia, farm and practicing law at the outbreak of the conflict. The Nottoway Light Artillery was organized in June, 1861, with men recruited in Nottoway County. The unit served in western Virginia and east Tennessee, then was assigned to A. Leyden's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Tennessee. It participated in the campaigns from Chickamauga to Atlanta, then was reported at Macon, Georgia in September, 1864. The battery disbanded during the winter of 1864-1865. Following the war, Jeffress resumed his life as a farmer and lawyer in Nottoway County. Not in Parrish & Willingham, Hummel, or "More Virginia Broadsides." Apparently not recorded on OCLC. Cropped closely at right margin (not affecting text), lightly creased from folding, some minor spotting and browning to paper. (#5361).
Bookseller: Bartlebys Books [US]
Check availability:
2017-10-07 06:54:29
Blogg, S[hlomo] E[phraim]
Verlag und Druck der telgener'schen hofbuchdruckerie, Hannover, 1861. Unbound. Hagadah shel Pesach. Prepared by Ephraim Blogg, with notes and translation into Judeo-German. 32 leaves. Bound with: London, Shlomo Zalman. Sepher Koheleth Shlomo [prayers]. Edited and translated into Judeo-German by Ephraim Blogg. Pages: (1), 190. Lightly browned and stained. Yudlov 1118 Yaari 827; Vinograd Hanover 91. This Hagadah contains instructions related to all stages of the baking of Matzoth as well as directions to the house-wife as to how to make one¿s kitchen ritually fit for Passover use. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Meir Turner [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
2017-10-07 06:09:36
M.E.C. WALCOTT
Edward Stanford, 1861 - Sm. 8vo., First Edition [Sole Edition], wanting front free endpaper; original brown pebble-grain cloth, upper board framed in blind and lettered in gilt, joints a little rubbed else a very good, bright, clean copy. Includes full index of places. RARE. Not recorded by Upcott, who lists only the author's companion work on the East Coast of England. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Island Books
2017-10-07 03:30:25
Coast Survey Office
1861 - This coastal survey of Chesapeake Bay was made in 1861 by the Coast Survey Office. The section of the coast From Head of Bay to Macothy River is shown on this map. Details include depth readings and the names of cities and islands along the river. Notes on the map provide sailing instructions, and information on tides and currents.
Bookseller: Art Source International Inc.
2017-10-06 12:34:35
Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln Officially Commences the Civil War; He Orders the Blockade of the South. Abraham Lincoln. With war clouds hanging heavy over Washington in early April 1861 and the budding Confederate States of America a reality, the U.S. government seemed paralyzed and uncertain. Union General-in-Chief Winfield Scott was an exception; he developed a plan for the execution of the onrushing war. Scott's concept, later dubbed the Anaconda Plan, consisted of the blockade of the Southern seaports and control of the Mississippi River. This, he believed, would strangle the South by preventing it from exporting its crops for currency, preclude its receiving needed supplies and weapons to support its war effort, and isolate the western states from the eastern section of the Confederacy. Lincoln was aware that the blockading of ports was an act of war. In fact, since an act of war is, by implication, taken against another state, some in his cabinet argued that a blockade would constitute a tacit recognition of the sovereignty of the Confederacy, something the North was trying to avoid. Lincoln was less interested in the legal definitions than in the military utility of the plan, and he approved it despite the objections. On Friday, April 12, 1861, Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor, initiating hostilities between the North and South. Lincoln immediately began moving to meet the crisis head on. The U.S. Army had less than 800 officers and only some 14,000 enlisted men, yet the federal government needed to mobilize for war. The only law in existence permitt … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [U.S.A.]
2017-10-06 12:32:15
Abraham Lincoln
1861. This is the only Supreme Court circuit assignment we have ever seen reach the market Just deaccessioned by a major private collection, where it had remained for almost three decades As the Civil War dawned, the Federal judiciary was divided into district circuits, which were composed of states or groups of contiguous states subject to the same Federal court. These district courts had a certain amount of autonomy, as each was subject only to the U.S. Supreme Court rather than to its fellow circuits. Each circuit was assigned to a U.S. Supreme Court justice, who was usually a resident of the circuit to which he was assigned, and that justice held court in conjunction with the Federal district judges there. This circuits system, which had remained unchanged for decades, was in a chaotic state by the end of 1861. The Southern states had seceded and their circuits were inactive, and a number of states in the West, including Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, and California, were not assigned to any circuit. In December 1861 Senator John Sherman, brother of General William T. Sherman, introduced a bill to reorganize the Federal judiciary. The idea was to equalize the circuits, which would involve changing some circuits and creating new ones, and filling the three vacancies on the Supreme Court by naming new justices from these circuits. But the states that would be involved in the reorganization had their own interests, and backed their own Supreme Court candidates (especially Iowa and Illinois), so it proved difficult to achieve agreement. By the spring of 1862 there … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [US]
2017-10-05 13:12:42
Pierre Fermat (1601-1665).
Berlin, Friedländer & Sohn, 1861. Folio. Zeitgenössisches Halbleder mit marmorierten Bezügen und Vorsätzen, goldgepr. Rückentitelschildern (diese mit Fehlstellen), Rücken an Kopf und Fußende mit Läsuren, Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben und bestossen. 6 Bll., 210 S., 2 Bll., mit 5 Tafeln. Titelblatt schwach braunfleckig, sonst innen frisch. Optisch kein völlig makelloses, aber durchaus gutes Exemplar. Seitengleicher Neudruck der in der Originalausgabe von 1679 mittlerweile selten und überaus kostspielig gewordenen Werkausgabe Fermats. – Dibner, Heralds of Science, 108: „The above, published after his death, first presented his work and correspondence." Evans, Exhibition of First Editions of Epochal Achievements in the History of Science (1934), 6. Horblit, 30: „Fermat is considered the father of the modern theory of numbers, and herald of differential calculus and analytical geometry.". En français dans le texte, Nr. 115: „Fermat a été le précurseur ou le protagoniste de presque toutes les branches nouvelles des mathématiques qui ont vu le jour au XVIIe siècle. Précurseur du calcul différentiel (méthode de recherche des maximums et des minimums, écrit dès 1629) et du calcul intégral (quadrature des paraboles généralisées, 1636), il est indépendamment de Descartes, le cofondateur de la géométrie analytique (Traité des lieux plans et solides 1636). Sa correspondance avec Blaise Pascal de l’été 1654, imprimée pour la première fois dans les Varia Opera, pose les bases du calcul des probabilités. En théorie des nombres, il introduit des méthodes radicalement nouvelles, comme la d … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Stefan Wulf [Berlin, Germany]
2017-10-05 13:10:54
BREMNER, Rev. David
1861. BREMNER, Rev. David. A SERMON DELIVERED ON THE SABBATH FOLLOWING THE INTERMENT OF MRS. MARY L. GALE. Boston: Bazin & Chandler, 1861. Small 8vo., printed wraps; 44 pages. Mary L. Gale was the wife of Rev. Wakefield Gale, pastor of the First Congregational Church in Rockport and this sermon was printed upon request of the church. Rev. Bremner was pastor of the Second Congregational Church in Boston. Signed presentation from Bremner (as "The Author") on the front cover: "Ebenezer Alden Nov. 8, 186[7?] From The Author." Rev. Alden [1819-1899] was pastor of the First Congregational Church of Marshfield from 1850 to 1886. He delivered the eulogy at the funeral of U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Daniel Webster. Very scarce, especially signed! Very Good (contents clean & tight). $350.00. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Antic Hay Books [Asbury Park, NJ, U.S.A.]
2017-10-05 12:40:05
HIND, Henry Youle
Toronto: Board of Arts & Manufactures. Volumes I to III in original half leather over marbled boards. 1861 to 1863. hb cloth. Royal 8vo, The bindings are worn and shabby. Recent former owner's name & address to ffep. Contents sl. age-toned but clean and tight. . A journal established in 1861 "to make better provision for the encouragement of agriculture, and to provide for the promotion of mechanical science". It also contains a fund of knowledge about trade and industrial production in Upper Canada in the years just before Confederation. Each monthly issue contains editorial notices, news of new industrial designs, techniques or patents, and lengthy articles on new developments in industry or agriculture (e.g., "The Production of Silk from Caterpillars of Canadian Moths"); as well as reports from the Board of Arts & Manufactures. Each volume contains a comprehensive Index at the front. Volume I contains 328 pages, vol. II, 375 pages; vol. III, 375 pages. Note: the binding of each volume is in poor condition, but the contents are clean and tight. Sold as a set of three, only. Beginning in 1864, this journal was edited by the Secretary of the Board. We do have later volumes available. .
Bookseller: GREENFIELD BOOKS [Canada]
Check availability:
2017-10-05 12:38:19
Mahan, D.H.
New Orleans: Bloomfield & Steel, 1861. 143pp. 12mo. Original brown cloth, front cover gilt. Minor wear to extremities. Minor toning. A very pretty copy. Later edition, after the first of 1847, but the first Confederate edition. A somewhat ironic printing of this respected military manual. Mahan originally composed his work as a professor at the United States Military academy during the Mexican-American War, but its popularity was assured when both Confederate and Union officers consulted it during the Civil War. It was also reprinted in Richmond. A key Confederate military item. JUMONVILLE 3136. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4942. THOMPSON 1166. SABIN 43862. CRANDALL 2454. DAB XII, p.210.
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     563 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2019 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.