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        MANUAL OF INSTRUCTION FOR THE VOLUNTEERS AND MILITIA OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES

      Richmond: Weston & Johnston, 1862. xxiv,[25]-559pp. plus eighty-seven plates (five folding). Original brown cloth, stamped in blind, spine stamped in black. Spine faded, minor soiling to rear board. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Light toning, scattered foxing. Very good. The second, supplemented, edition of this Confederate- published guide to soldiering and the art of war, with eighty-two plates not in the first edition of the previous year. Gilham served in the Confederate Army and was a teacher at the Virginia Military Institute. His manual covers topics such as instructions for skirmishes, target practice, marching, and army organization. This edition features an addendum with eighty-seven plates illustrating items such as proper shooting positions, order in battery, and sketches of artillery. Gilham's manual continued to be used into the 21st century and is considered an invaluable piece of Confederate military history. CRANDALL 2419. HARWELL, CONFEDERATE HUNDRED 36. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4837.

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        Lettres de Madame de Sevigne, De Sa Famille et de Ses Amis, 15 vols.--Tome 1 - Tome 14 & Appendice du Tome Douzieme (Additions et Corrections); Nouvelle Edition

      Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1862. Hardcover. Very Good. Fifteen volumes total--Tome 1-Tome 14 + Appendice. Nouvelle Edition. Most vols. from 1862, though vols. 13 & 14 are from 1866. Half-leather binding by Canape, raised bands, gilt titles on spines, gilt top edges, marbled endpapers, 568 + 554 + 548 + 565 + 572 + 566 + 543 + 572 + 615 + 584 + 532 + 621 + 496 + 603 + 224 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked text, Good to Very Good volumes, small round bookplate on vol. 1's front pastedown, age-toning and foxing to some of the pages, rubbing and wear to the edges of the covers of the books including some loss, vol. 1's spine head with some splitting. Text in French.

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        Lettres de Madame de Sevigne: De sa famille et de ses amis (Complete 14 volume set plus Album volume)

      Librarie de L. Hachette 1862 - 1868, Paris - 14 volume set plus album volume. Uniformly bound in half red morocco with marbled boards and five raised bands to spines. Marbled endpapers, top page edge gilt, other edge untrimmed. Good solid bindings with no cracking to joints. A few light marks to spines, some light foxing to text otherwise in excellent condition throughout. A very attractive set. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. Please Note: This is a very heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate - a postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Please contact us for an accurate postage cost for your location. Hardback. Printed pages: 568 + 554 + 548 + 565 + 572 + 566 + 543 + 572 + 615 + 584 + lxxx, 529 + 621 + lxxxiv, 496 + 603 + [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grand Soirée Variée de Magie Egyptienne, humoriste, de chant et de ventriloquie en trois parties. - Ohne Apparate und mit humoristisch-poetischem Vortrag: Große abwechselnde Production im Bereiche egyptischer Geheimnisse, Gesang- und Bauchrednerkunst in drei Abtheilungen. (Unterzeichner:) Joseph Kalchner, Physiker, vormals Theater-Director aus München.

      Offenburg, J. Ottent und Sohn, 1862. Einblattdruck mit kl. Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 34 x 21,5 cm. \"Was die Kunst der Bauchsprache betrifft, schmeichelt sich der Künstler in einer Entfernung von 7 Min. täuschen mit einer zweiten Person eine Conversation zu führen ohne den Mund vom Publikum abzuwenden, wie man es noch nicht gehört. Das Commandiren eines Bataillons und der Zugführer in verschiedenen Stimmen wird sehr überraschen.\" - Gering fleckig. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Botuarus Lentiginosus [American Bittern]

      

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        Plates from the Oriental Album]

      New York 1862 - 17 loose color-printed plates, listed by numbering order on contents leaf. Each sheet: 18 x 13 1/2 inches. One of the relatively few American costume books, and certainly the best such created in 19th-century America. This is a notable and unusual instance of the taste for "Turkish" which manifested itself in the furniture of the period, but seldom in books. In terms of American color plate books, this is one of the only large projects from the 1860s, when the Civil War seems to have curtailed production of such lavish enterprises. "The one really big chromolithographic book of this decade.the art is simple, but [Charles] Parson's hand is obvious in the good lithography, and Endicott's printing is well done for its time" - McGrath. ".Endicott achieved a rich variety of color which demonstrated the increased technical ability of American printers in the medium" - Reese. Henry Van Lennep was born in Smyrna, the son of European merchants. Educated, on the advice of American missionaries, in the United States, he returned to Turkey as a missionary in 1840, and spent most of the next twenty years in various parts of the Ottoman Empire. Returning to the United States in 1861, he turned his superb original drawings of Middle Eastern life into THE ORIENTAL ALBUM. 1) TURKISH AND ARMENIAN LADIES (abroad) 2) A TURKISH EFFENDI 4) TURKISH SCRIBE 5) TURKISH LADY OF RANK (at home) 6) TURKISH CAVASS (Police Officer) 7) TURKISH LADY (unveiled) 8) ARMENIAN PIPER 9) ARMENIAN LADIES (at home) 10) ARMENIAN MARRIAGE PROCESSION 11) ARMENIAN BRIDE 12) ALBANIAN GUARD 13) ARMENIAN PEASANT WOMAN 14) BAGHDAD MERCHANT (travelling) 17) GYPSY FORTUNE TELLING 18) BANDIT CHIEF 19) CIRCASSIAN WARRIOR [mounted on card] 20) DRUSE GIRL Bennett, p.108; Blackmer Catalogue 1715; Blackmer Sale 1500; DAB XIX, p.200; McGrath, pp.38,115,162; Reese, Stamped with a National Character 97.

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        Viti: An Account of a Government Mission to the Vitian or Fijian Islands in the Years 1860-61.

      Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1862. - 8vo (223 x 140mm), pp. xv, 447, [1 (blank)], [7 (prospectus for Seemann's Flora Vitiensis)], [1 (blank)], [16 (publisher's advertisements)]; M2 signed as a cancel as usual; tinted lithographic frontispiece of Viti chief by Vincent Brooks after D. Macdonald, 3 tinted lithographic plates by Brooks after Macdonald and Mrs Smythe, one double-page engraved map of the Fiji Islands showing Seemann's route, 4 wood-engraved illustrations in the text, one full-page; very occasional light spotting; original green bead-grain cloth by Burn, London (with their ticket on lower pastedown), boards with blind-ruled triple frames, spine lettered in gilt and ruled and decorated in blind, dark brown endpapers; extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, hinges cracked, nevertheless overall a good copy; provenance: traces of adhesive from early bookplate on upper pastedown – E. Dries (20th-century ownership signature on half-title).First edition. Berthold Seemann (1825-72), became a gardener's apprentice at the royal gardens of Linden near Hanover, Germany, aged 14. In 1844, in recognition of his talents, he was sent to Kew Gardens near London, where the director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, William Jackson Hooker, became his patron. At Hooker's instigation Seemann was sent on a scientific voyage to the West Coast of America to replace the recently deceased botanist Thomas Edmonston, and this, his first voyage (under Captain Kellett aboard the Herald) led Seemann from Panama and Mexico to the Arctic regions (in an official search for the explorer Sir John Franklin), and via Hong Kong, Singapore and St Helena, back to England in 1851. Seemann published on his findings and received an honorary doctorate became a fellow of several learned societies. He was also the official representative of the Linnean Society on a voyage to Canada in 1857.Seemann's trip to the Fijian Viti Islands was made upon Hooker's recommendation in 1859: Seemann accompanied commissioner Colonel William James Smythe, to investigate the feasibility of the cession of Fiji to Great Britain, which had been proffered by the Fijian chiefs because of their inability to pay off debts owed to America. Although, in accordance with Smythe's advice, the offer was refused on this occasion (the islands were finally ceded in 1874), Seemann himself was favourably impressed and was confident that the islands, well governed, had much potential as a 'flourishing colony'.In Viti, Seemann built upon his work as a botanist, collector of plant specimens, and author. Viti describes not only the journey via Sydney to Fiji, and the people and plants of Viti, but also the natural resources, manufacture and trade. Chapter III, e.g., is dedicated to cotton, and includes an account of the 'Efforts of British Consul and Missionaries to extend its Cultivation'. The vivid accounts of Vitian culture discuss cannibalism (and note that not all Vitians are cannibals), local customs of story-telling, and religious practices.Sections on botany describe edible plants, poisons, medicinal plants, etc. The Appendices include 'A systematic list of all the Fijian plants at present known', based on 800 species collected by Seemann in 1860. His acknowledgements of international colleagues who confirmed or supplemented his knowledge in preparation of the list read like a Who's Who of mid-nineteenth-century botany. Seemann later published a subscription-based series of botanical pamphlets titled Flora Vitiensis (1865-73, see the prospectus bound in at the end of the present volume), the last of which would not appear until after his death.BM (NH) IV, p. 1893; Hill 1547; Pritzel 8581; Snow, Fiji, Tonga & Rotuma 783; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 11.609; Taylor, Pacific Bibliography, p. 308; UCSC Pacific Bibliography, p. 355. Not in Ferguson. Language: English

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        [COLLECTION OF SIX PAMPHLETS ON THE SUSPENSION OF HABEAS CORPUS AND MARTIAL LAW]

      Philadelphia: John Campbell, 1862. 55; 48; 29; 20; 8; 19pp. Quarto. Original printed wrappers. Spines slightly chipped and perishing, a few wrappers detached. Tanned, with some dust soiling. Minor to moderate edge and corner wear. Two pamphlets unopened. Overall very good. A series of six pamphlets published during the debate over Abraham Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus at the beginning of the Civil War. Many modern scholars agree with the authors, who denounce the actions of the President as unlawful and unconstitutional; Allen Nevins considered it the worst moment of Lincoln's presidency. In one work, the author provide an analysis of the decision in Ex parte Merryman, in which Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney ruled that the power of suspension lay with Congress, not the Executive. Several other pamphlets respond to the opinions of Horace Binney, a long serving and well renowned Philadelphia lawyer who was engaged by the Executive branch to rebut Taney's opinion and to support Lincoln's actions when he ignored the Chief Justice. Each pamphlet with a statement on the titlepage recto reading, "On large paper, only 49 copies printed." The titles in full are as follows: 1) Parker, Joel: HABEAS CORPUS AND MARTIAL LAW. A REVIEW OF THE OPINION OF CHIEF JUSTICE TANEY, IN THE CASE OF JOHN MERRYMAN. SABIN 58696. 2) [Johnston, James F.]: THE SUSPENDING POWER AND THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS. SABIN 36368. 3) [Montgomery, John T.]: THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS AND MR. BINNEY. SABIN 50152. 4) Wharton, George M.: REMARKS ON MR. BINNEY'S TREATISE ON THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS. 5) Wharton, George M.: ANSWER TO MR. BINNEY'S REPLY TO "REMARKS" ON HIS TREATISE ON THE HABEAS CORPUS. 6) Jackson, Tatlow: MARTIAL LAW: WHAT IS IT? AND WHO CAN DECLARE IT? Scarce, particularly when offered as a set, thus.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. With Notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot. Edited, with additional notes, by William Smith.

      London: John Murray, 1862 - 8 volumes, octavo (217 × 131 mm). Contemporary full calf by Maclehose of Glasgow, richly gilt spines, red and green twin labels, pale brown numbering roundels, gilt roll tool border on sides, marbled edges & endpapers. Simple contemporary book label of James Clerk. A few light abrasions to covers, scattered foxing. Portrait frontispiece of Gibbon, 12 engraved folding maps (some hand-coloured), 2 other maps. A most attractively bound library set in the edition of the classical and biblical scholar Sir William Smith (1813-1893), first published in 1854-55.

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        Wanderings Among the Falashas in Abyssinia: Together with a Description of the Country and its Various Inhabitants.

      London: Wertheim, Macintosh, and Hunt, 1862. - 8vo., (8 ¾ x 6 inches). Fine folding engraved "Map of East Sennaar and Abyssinia" (short tear near mount, slightly affecting image); fine engraved hand-tinted frontispiece; 7 full-page tinted plates; 12 in-text engravings. Contemporary half brown calf, purple cloth, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, red morocco gilt lettering piece in one and gilt stamped in the rest (extremities worn with some loss, chip to rear board). Provenance: With contemporary manuscript ownership inscription of "Elizabeth M. Currie 1885" to flyleaf. With contemporary bookplate of Perry Alport Molteno (born in Cape Colony, South Africa, a lawyer, shipping magnate, and liberal MP from 1906-1918) to front pastedown. First edition. Henry Aaron Stern was a Jewish-born convert to Protestantism who became an Anglican missionary and captive in Abyssinia. Born in Germany, Stern moved to London in 1839, where he converted to Christianity. He became a lifelong missionary for the London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews (also known as the London Jewish Society, or London Jews' Society). With his wife, he proseletized in Palestine, Babylon, Constantinople, Baghdad, Persia, and to the Karaite Jews of the Crimea. In 1863, he became entangled in a diplomatic dispute in Ethiopia that led to his imprisonment. Five years later, he was rescued by a British military forced, and was made a doctor of divinity in 1881. He wrote three memoirs, including the one here, which served as source material for Albert Augustus Isaacs' 1886 biography of Stern. Though hagiographic and written from a religious point of view, it includes informative accounts of missionary work among Jewish communities and gives insight into Victorian England's orientalism. Fumagalli 242. Hilmy II, p. 260. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Andalusian Turnix [Little Button Quail]

      Richter after Gould Andalusian Turnix [Little Button Quail] An original hand-coloured lithograph which has been used as a pattern plate for colouring, for Gould's "Birds of Great Britain", London 1862-73 350 x 243 mm. £470

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        Spotted Sandpiper.

      W. Hart after J. Gould. Spotted Sandpiper. Original hand-coloured lithograph for Gould's Birds of Great Britain, 1862-73. 190 x 372 mm. £450

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        Kentish Plover.

      H.C. Richter after W. Hart. Kentish Plover. Original hand-coloured lithograph for Gould's Birds of Great Britain, 1862-73. 203 x 405 mm. £580

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        Little Bustard.

      H.C. Richter after J. Wolf. Little Bustard. Original hand-coloured lithograph for Gould's Birds of Great Britain, 1862-73. 279 x 416 mm. £650

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        Purple Sandpiper.

      H.C. Richter after J. Gould. Purple Sandpiper. Original hand-coloured lithograph for Gould's Birds of Great Britain, 1862-73. 223 x 410 mm. £450

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        Grey-headed Wagtail

      Vol III Richter after Gould Grey-headed Wagtail An original hand-coloured lithograph for Gould's Birds of Great Britain, 1862-73 530 x 360 mm approx £450

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        The British Museum; Its Antiquities, and Natural History. What to See, and How to See it. A Hand-Book Guide for Visitors.

      H. G. Clarke and Co., London 1862 - Green engraved covers w/ Advertisments. Price Six- Pence. Foldout map of London by John Dower advertisments back. Foldout Ground Plan of the British Museum. Gorilla engraving by F. Shepherd. frontispiece. Engravings, woodcuts, history of exhibits, ect. instructions to visitors. Plentiful advertisments of the time. Minor wear. Quite Rare OCLC finds 1 copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Geprüftes Musterkochbuch der ungarischen Küche, alles Vorzügliche der ungarischen Nationalküche, sowie auch der französischen und deutschen Kochkunst umfassend, nebst einer vollständigen Anweisung zum Einmachen der Früchte und Gemüse nach der neuesten, billigsten und zweckmäßigsten Verfahrungsweisen und einer gründlichen Belehrung über die Tranchirkunst (mit 17 in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen) und das Arrangieren größerer Tafeln; Dazu ein Anhang auserlesener Speisezettel auf alle Tage des Jahres ; Ein praktisches Handbuch für Hausfrauen und Feinschmecker,

      Pest; Wien, Hartleben, 1862 - mit 17 Illustrationen im Text, XII, 334 Seiten, ORDENTLICHES EXEMPLAR DIESES SEHR SELTENEN UND GESUCHTEN TITELS; INNEN SEHR VEREINZELT LEICHT FLECKIG. Weiss Nr. 2063 Sprache: Deutsch 12x18, dunkle Pappe (späterer Einband) unter verwendung der Original-Einband-Decke, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        G. Kreutzberg weltberühmte Menagerie mit Extrazug von Magdeburg Mittowch Nachmittag hier eingetroffen, wird eröffnet Heute Freitag den 4. October. Um 4 Uhr große Hauptfütterung durch den Thierbändiger G. Kreutzberg in dem eigends dazu erbauten Central-Käfig mit Löwen, Tigern, Leoparden, Hyenen und Bären. (Unterzeichner:) G. Kreutzberg, Eigenthümer der Menagerie.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1862). Plakat mit typgraph. Text und Holzschnitt (15 x 35 cm; sign. Uhlmann). Auf gelbem Papier. Blattgr.: 63 x 44 cm. Seltenes Plakat zu dem Gastspiel der Wandermenagerie des Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg (1810 oder 1814 - 1874) in Leipzig. Der Tierschausteller Kreutzberg konnte durch den Erwerb der Tiere aus den Menagerien von Wilhelm van Aken und Anton van Aken eine ungewöhnliche Menge an wilden Tieren zeigen: - Das Plakat teilt mit, Kreutzberg hat \"erst kürzlich die Menagerie durch Ankauf eines Rhinoceros vermehrt, welches hier seit 25 jahren nicht zusehen war und sich durch besondere Schönheit auszeichnet\"; daneben gibt es noch zu bestaunen: \"4 Königstiger, 6 Löwen, Tiger, Panther, Jaguare, Hyenen, schwarze Tiger, Strausse, Condor, Lamas, Antilopen, der kleine Elephant, die 3 Giraffen aus Egpten und eine der schönsten Samlungen von Affen, Vögeln und andern Raubthiere\". Besondere Neugier mögen \"Zwei ausgezeichnet schöne neu entdeckte Thiere (deren Name unbekannt ist)\" entfacht haben. - Der hübsche Holzschnitt (mit kleiner Hinterlegung) zeigt Kreutzberg, der seinen Kopf vertrauensvoll in das aufgerissene Maul eines Löwen legt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Historically important and previously unreported letter: Generals Stonewall Jackson and R. S. Ewell order two spies from "beyond our lines." Could the information they received have caused the routing of Union General Pope at 2nd Manassas?

      n.p., July 24, 1862. 4.5" x 7.25". "War-date Autograph Letter Signed ""T. J. Jackson Maj. Genl,"" 1 page, 4.5"" x 7.25"". July 24, 1862. To Major General Richard S. Ewell who has docketed the letter on verso in pencil, signing ""R.S. Ewell."" Lightly soiled with scattered staining on verso. Expertly strengthened. Lightly professionally cleaned. Fine condition.Gen. Stonewall Jackson orders two spies to help the President of the Orange & Alexandria Railroad procure information from ""beyond our lines"" --- just weeks later Jackson's army struck the railroad at Manassas Junction forcing Union Gen. Pope to retreat in the Battle of 2nd Manassas --- Pope was blamed for the defeat and removed from command.On January 24, 1862, Ewell was promoted to Major General and served alongside General Stonewall Jackson through the Valley Campaign in Virginia. In full, ""General, Please let Mr. J.S. Barbour select a couple of men from your command for the purpose of procuring information beyond our lines. Respectfully yours, T.J. Jackson Maj. Genl.""Addressed in Jackson's hand at lower left to Maj. Gen. R. S. Ewell. On verso are two dockets in Gen. Ewell's hand in light pencil: ""Mr. Barbour wishes to confer with two men from the 13th Va., he is referred to Genl. Early. July 24, 62 R.S. Ewell"" and ""Genl. Early will please detail the men if Mr. Barbour find those he wishes."" ""Mr. J.S. Barbour"" was John Strode Barbour (1820-1892), President of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. When Union Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia joined Gen. George B. McClellan in the Valley and Gen. Pope moved toward Gordonsville, Virginia, a railroad junction strategically located between Richmond and the Valley, General Robert E. Lee sent Gen. Jackson to protect the town. The Orange and Alexandria Railroad extended from Alexandria to Gordonsville, Virginia. Ostensibly, Barbour wanted spies, ""a couple of men"" from the 13th Virginia ""for the purpose of procuring information beyond our lines…"" His railroad line was the only rail link between Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley.Worthy of further research: What information was obtained from the two spies by Barbour and given to Gen. Jackson? On the evening of August 26, 1862, after passing around Union Gen. John Pope's right flank, Major General Stonewall Jackson's wing of the army struck Barbour's Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Bristoe Station and before daybreak August 27th, marched to capture and destroy the massive Union supply depot at Manassas Junction. Also supporting this is a letter dated one day later ""Pope had begun moving the Union army toward Gordonsville, in part: “The enemy’s cavalry about 1400 strong crossed the Blue Ridge yesterday in the direction of Conrad’s Store. You should keep a look out . . . and see that the enemy does not turn your flank and get in your rear. Should he attempt to get to the C[entral] R. R. . . . please telegraph or let me know in the quickest possible time. . . . I am well satisfied that you are making good use of your time by drilling . . . I wish that you would have your weekly inspection on Saturday evening instead of Sunday, and give your command every practicable opportunity of observing the Sabbath.” This surprise movement, perhaps on information procured by the spies, forced Gen. Pope's Army into an abrupt retreat across Bull Run Creek, having lost 15,000 men. Gen. Pope was blamed for the defeat and relieved of his command."

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        Confederate Naval hero John Taylor Wood telegrams his wife after serving aboard the CSS Virginia as it battled the USS Monitor at the Battle of Hampton Roads, calling it a " Great Victory "

      [Hampton Roads, VA], March 9, [1862], Oct. 4, 1861. 4.75" x 6.5", 8" x 9.75". "Manuscript Letter, 1 page, 4.75"" x 6.5"" on ""Norfolk and Petersburg Rail Road Company's TELEGRAPH LINE"" stationery, Norfolk, March 9, [1862], to ""Mrs. John T. Wood."" Light adhesive remnants on verso, usual folds, else fine. Offered together with Stephen Mallory Partly-printed Document Signed, ""S R Mallory,"" as Secretary of the Confederate States Navy, 1 page, 8"" x 9.75"", Richmond, October 4, 1861, appointing Taylor, ""A Lieutenant in the Navy of the Confederate States..."" Light toning along expected folds, else fine.A fine communication from Wood, who served as a lieutenant aboard the C.S.S. Virginia (formerly the U.S.S. Merrimack), after concluding the first battle against the U.S.S. Monitor: the first engagement between two ironclads in the history of naval warfare. Although most historians have concluded that the battle ended in a stalemate with no clear victor, the crew of the Virginia viewed the two day action, in which the Confederate ironclad destroyed two Union warships and forced several others to run aground as well as forcing the Monitor to withdraw after an exploding shell scored a direct hit on its pilothouse, blinding Captain Worden. Taylor's message reads in full: ""Thank Heaven all well Great Victory"" Believing that they had won the day, the Virginia's captain Catesby ap Roger Jones ordered the ship back to port. Meanwhile, the crew of the Monitor regrouped, and returned to the scene under the command of its executive officer only to find that the Virginia, which had been badly damaged in the firefight, had withdrawn. John Taylor Wood (1830-1904) , the son of Union General Robert Wood and Anne Taylor, the daughter of President Zachary Taylor, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1852. Initially maintaining a neutral stance following the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, his sympathies headed South after the Battle of Fort Sumter. On April 21, 1861, he resigned his commission in the U.S. Navy and retired to his Maryland farm. The farming life did not last long, however, as life was becoming too dangerous. Fearing for the safety of his family, the Woods moved south to Richmond, Virginias where his uncle, Jefferson Davis, was now presiding over the Confederate capital (Jefferson Davis' first wife, Sarah Taylor, was Wood's mother's sister).In October 1861, Taylor received a commission as a lieutenant in the Confederate States Navy and became an officer aboard the C.S.S. Virginia (the former U.S.S. Merrimack) and fought against he U.S.S. Monitor at the Battle of Hampton Roads. Wood commanded the rear pivot gun and fired the shot that wounded the Monitor's captain. Appointed an aide-de-camp to President Jefferson Davis, Wood was awarded the rank and pay of a colonel of cavalry, giving him simultaneous commands in both the Confederate Army and Navy allowing him to serve as an effective liaison between the services and the government in Richmond. In that capacity, Wood undertook an extensive survey of Confederate costal defenses. During the summer of 1863, he led a series of successful raids against Union shipping in Chesapeake Bay. In the summer of 1864, Wood commanded the C.S.S. Tallahassee, a raider and blockade runner. During his tenure aboard the Tallahassee, he captured an astounding 33 Union ships during a ten-day period off the coast of New England. By April 1865, the situation looked grim for the Confederacy. Wood was with his uncle on April 2, attending St. Paul's Church in Richmond, when a telegram from Lee arrived informing the president that Petersburg would soon fall and the government must evacuate. That evening, he, Davis, and other members of the Confederate government boarded a train for Danville, Virginia. They continued their flight south, where, on May 10, 1865, near the town of Irwinsville, Georgia, Davis and Wood were both captured by Union forces. Wood soon made his escape, with his uncle's permission, by bribing one of his captors and hiding in a nearby swamp until the Federals and their prisoners left the area. Wood made his way south to Florida and met up with Major General John C. Breckinridge. Acquiring a small boat, Wood, Breckinridge, and several other men first attempted to row east to The Bahamas, but abandoned the plan and decided to instead make their way south toward Cuba. He managed to trade with a crew of Union deserters his boat for their slightly bigger sloop. They reached the north shore of Cuban on June 10. He remained in Cuba for two weeks before heading north to Canada, where his family soon joined him. Reunited, they settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and remained there for the rest of their lives. John Taylor Wood died on July 19, 1904. "

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        Carte des iles Ponza et Ventotene.

      Parigi, 1862 - Incisione in rame di mm 630x910, incisa da Collin su rilevamenti di Darondeau, Viard, Ploix e Larousse. Carta nautica del Tirreno con costa del basso Lazio ed isole di Ponza, Ventotene, Palmarola, Zannone. In basso sono tracciati i profili delle isole. E' visibile anche la vicina costa italiana compresa tra il Lago di Sabaudia e Formia. Ben conservata.

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        Pictures of Life and Character From the Collection of Mr Punch [Series 1-5, all published]

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1862-1863 (vols 1-3); London: Bradbury and Agnew, n.d. (vols 4-5), 1862. Early impressions of the five series, which were originally published from 1854 through 1869. See Field, John Leech on My Shelves, page 62, for the publication history. Some faint smudges on the cloth; fine set. Complete sets are uncommon.. 5 vols, oblong folio, later brown half morocco by the Oxford University Press bindery, brown cloth sides and matching brown cloth endpapers, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Pictorial title-pages and each leaf illustrated on the verso and recto with a series of Leech's cartoons. The well-known and enormously popular collection of Leech's Punch illustrations, here handsomely reproduced and bound.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: John Murray,, 1862. With Notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot. Edited, with additional notes, by William Smith. 8 volumes, octavo (217 × 131 mm). Contemporary full calf by Maclehose of Glasgow, richly gilt spines, red and green twin labels, pale brown numbering roundels, gilt roll tool border on sides, marbled edges & endpapers. Portrait frontispiece of Gibbon, 12 engraved folding maps (some hand-coloured), 2 other maps. Simple contemporary book label of James Clerk. A few light abrasions to covers, scattered foxing. A most attractively bound library set in the edition of the classical and biblical scholar Sir William Smith (1813-1893), first published in 1854-55.

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        Bibel und Josephus über Jerusalem und das Heilige Grab wider Robinson und neuere Sionspilger als Anhang zu den Reisen im Morgenlande.

      Lund: 1862 - 444 S. Pp. der Zeit. Alte Bibliotheksstempel auf dem Titel (entwidmet), altes Signatur-Etikett auf dem Rücken, Rückengelenke berieben.

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        Lincoln Orders a National Day of Thanksgiving in Honor of the Union Victory at Gettysburg

      Massachusetts 1862 - Broadside. Proclamation of Thanksgiving. Massachusetts, [probably Boston], ca. July 27-August 6, 1862. 1 p., 20 x 28 in. Lincoln's first call for a national day of Thanksgiving. The upper portion prints Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew's announcement of Lincoln's Proclamation dated July 27, 1863, while the lower portion prints Lincoln's actual proclamation, dated July 15, 1863, designating August 6 as a "day for National Thanksgiving, Praise, and Prayer." After Union victory at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1-3, 1863, on July 15, 1863, Lincoln assigned August 6 to be "a day for National Thanksgiving, Praise, and Prayer." This was his first proclamation of a national day of thanksgiving.Complete TextProclamation of ThanksgivingJuly 15, 1863By the President of the United States of America.A Proclamation.It has pleased Almighty God to hearken to the supplications and prayers of an afflicted people, and to vouchsafe to the army and the navy of the United States victories on land and on the sea so signal and so effective as to furnish reasonable grounds for augmented confidence that the Union of these States will be maintained, their constitution preserved, and their peace and prosperity permanently restored. But these victories have been accorded not without sacrifices of life, limb, health and liberty incurred by brave, loyal and patriotic citizens. Domestic affliction in every part of the country follows in the train of these fearful bereavements. It is meet and right to recognize and confess the presence of the Almighty Father and the power of His Hand equally in these triumphs and in these sorrows:Now, therefore, be it known that I do set apart Thursday the 6th. day of August next, to be observed as a day for National Thanksgiving, Praise and Prayer, and I invite the People of the United States to assemble on that occasion in their customary places of worship, and in the forms approved by their own consciences, render the homage due to the Divine Majesty, for the wonderful things he has done in the Nation's behalf, and invoke the influence of His Holy Spirit to subdue the anger, which has produced, and so long sustained a needless and cruel rebellion, to change the hearts of the insurgents, to guide the counsels of the Government with wisdom adequate to so great a national emergency, and to visit with tender care and consolation throughout the length and breadth of our land all those who, through the vicissitudes of marches, voyages, battles and sieges, have been brought to suffer in mind, body or estate, and finally to lead the whole nation, through the paths of repentance and submission to the Divine Will, back to the perfect enjoyment of Union and fraternal peace.In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.Done at the city of Washington, this fifteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America the eighty-eighth.By the President: ABRAHAM LINCOLNWILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.Historic BackgroundIn 1861 and earlier in 1863, Lincoln proclaimed days of "national humiliation, fasting, and prayer." Soon after he issued this proclamation assigning August 6, 1863, as a day of "National Thanksgiving," he was moved by a letter from Sarah Josepha Hale, who had lobbied the four prior presidents unsuccessfully to make Thanksgiving a third national holiday i- n addition to Independence Day and Washington's Birthday. On October 3, 1863, exactly 74 years after George Washington's first Presidential Thanksgiving Proclamation, Lincoln established the fourth Thursday in November as an annual national day of Thanksgiving. See George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation description for additional background.ConditionProfessionally mended along several folds and flattened; minor toning and offsetting.

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        Autograph poem signed „H. C. A."

      Basnaes, June 1862 - 8vo. 1 page. Unpublished poem: "Missis seer til Lovdi hen, Han Kjæmmet var og vasket, Hun siger: "var han en Ungersvend, Til Gretnagreen vi trasket!". - Missis sidder saa luunt og godt, klapper saa Lovdis Manke, Han er for hende som Æblekompot, Han er hendes stadige Tanke. - Missis kjører i Carabank, og det har der gjort saa mange, Hun kysser paa Lovdis Pusselank, Og taber Shawlet to Gange. - Missis og Lovdi sættes paa Vers, De sidde til Verdens Ende. Ingen maa komme de to paatvers, Han gøer og hun vil skjende". Handwritten and with initials signed poem of four verses dated Basnæs June 1862. The poem is written to Agnes Dunlop, also nicknamed ‘Mis’ and her dog ‘Lovdi’. Andersen mentions the dog in his diary November 15 1860. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Lettres de Madame de Sevigne, De Sa Famille et de Ses Amis, 15 vols.--Tome 1 - Tome 14 & Appendice du Tome Douzieme (Additions et Corrections); Nouvelle Edition

      Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, Paris 1862 - Fifteen volumes total--Tome 1-Tome 14 + Appendice. Nouvelle Edition. Most vols. from 1862, though vols. 13 & 14 are from 1866. Half-leather binding by Canape, raised bands, gilt titles on spines, gilt top edges, marbled endpapers, 568 + 554 + 548 + 565 + 572 + 566 + 543 + 572 + 615 + 584 + 532 + 621 + 496 + 603 + 224 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked text, Good to Very Good volumes, small round bookplate on vol. 1's front pastedown, age-toning and foxing to some of the pages, rubbing and wear to the edges of the covers of the books including some loss, vol. 1's spine head with some splitting. Text in French. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal of a Political Mission to Afghanistan in 1857 under Major now Colonel Lumsden with an Account of the Country and People

      

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        The Cape Monthly Magazine

      

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        Travels in Peru and India

      

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        Waste Products and Undeveloped Substances or Hints for Enterprise in Neglected Fields

      

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        Manuel du Brasseur Guide Thandeacuteorique et Pratique de la Fabrication de la Biandegravere Traitant spandeacutecialement des Mandeacutethodes de Brassage Usitandeacutees en Baviandegravere

      

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        Serbiens byzantinische Monumente

      Wien Hof-& Staatsdruckerei 1862 - Kanitz, Philipp Felix. "Serbiens byzantinische Monumente". Wien: Hof-& Staatsdruckerei, 1862. Imp. fol. (60x48 cm). 27 S. u. 12 litho. Tafelseiten (5 davon Farblithos). OHldr m. goldgepr. Deckel. Einb. etw. berieben bzw. angeschmutzt, Rücken ber. u. unten ca. 1 cm angeplatzt. Einige Bll. (am meistens) in Ränder braunfleckig. Selten. Die Tafeln m. Ansichten u. Bilder v. Ravanica, Manassia, Krusevac, Zica u. Studenica. - Kanitz (geb. 1829 zu Budapest) war Kunsthistoriker und Ethnograph. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Perpetuum Mobile; or, a History of the Search for Self-Motive Power, from the 13th to the 19th Century [Author's own copy]. Illustrated from various authentic Sources, in Papers, Essays, Letters, Paragraphs, and numerous Patent Specifications.

      

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        On the Various Contrivances by Which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilised by Insects and on the Good Effects of Intercrossing

      UK: John Murray. London, John Murray, 1862. vi, 365, 32pp ads. First edition and first impression. Hardback in original cloth. A good copy only. Gift inscription to front endpaper recto. Spine chipped and a little worn. Binder's label to rear pastedown. . Good. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1862.

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        Autograph Document Signed, Petersburg January 16, 1865, to General Braxton Bragg, Wilmington, North Carolina

      

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        Man of Uz, and other poems.

      Williams, Wiley & Waterman, Hartford 1862 - First edition, 8vo, pp. 276; original glazed black wrappers lettered in white (BAL suggests gilt); spine worn with pieces missing, joints rubbed; a good copy in the unusual paper binding. This copy inscribed to the "Revd. Dr. Hawes, with good wishes for his health and happiness on his birth-day from his friend L. H. Sigourney Saturday morning, Decemmber 20 1862." This inscription predates the one listed in BAL by 5 days. The Reverend Hawes is likely Joel Hawes, pastor of the First Congregational Church in Hartford, a frequent contributor to the religious press and periodicals, and the author of no fewer than a half dozen books. BAL 17941 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        "Man of Uz, and other poems."

      Hartford: "Williams, Wiley & Waterman". 1862. "First edition, 8vo, pp. 276; original glazed black wrappers lettered in white (BAL suggests gilt); spine worn with pieces missing, joints rubbed; a good copy in the unusual paper binding. This copy inscribed to the ""Revd. Dr. Hawes, with good wishes for his health and happiness on his birth-day from his friend L. H. Sigourney Saturday morning, Decemmber 20 1862."" This inscription predates the one listed in BAL by 5 days. The Reverend Hawes is likely Joel Hawes, pastor of the First Congregational Church in Hartford, a frequent contributor to the religious press and periodicals, and the author of no fewer than a half dozen books. BAL 17941"

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        The Birds of Great Britain.

      - London, Taylor and Francis by the Author, [1862] - 1873. 5 volumes. Folio (555 x 380mm). With 367 fine hand-coloured lithographed plates, many heightened with gum-arabic, after John Gould, Joseph Wolf, H.C. Richter and W. Hart. Contemporary green full morocco, richly gilt decorated spines in 6 compartments, sides with gilt borders, gilt edges. First edition. A fine and beautifully bound copy of the most splendid work on the birds of Great Britain."The most popular of all Gould's works is always likely to be the 'Birds of Great Britain'" (Fine Bird Books p. 29). The work had almost 500 subscribers and 'Gould was especially proud of this work on the birds of his native land. As a 'novelty' he included quite a few drawings with the figures of young birds. As would be expected, there were more subscribers for this set than any other.'(Sauer p. 74)."However, Gould's 'Birds of Great Britain', . did add a great deal to our knowledge of British birds, besides being a more complete set of pictures of our native birds than previously printed. Furthermore, for the first time we have a lot of chicks, eggs and nests depicted. This title is outstanding for the attention paid to the young of the species. Gould had reached high and low for specimens of the nestlings of rare species and their nests. Wherever possible, drawings were done from freshly killed specimens. The result is that this book has much more lively birds than in Gould's previous folios, and there is much more freedom in showing the birds in different attitudes. Gould did the sketches himself, Hart and Richter did the full-scale water-colours and then the two lithographers drew the patterns on the stone. The illustrations show Gould's work at his best and it demonstated the work of all his artists and lithographers except Lear and Mrs. Gould. Lord Lilford, when preparing a similar work, fifteen years later, wrote of Gould's book, 'For really beautiful and correct illustrations of British birds, you will find Gould's great work on that special subject in the library, but the books are so large that you will require a boy to help you carry them from the house' (Jackson pp. 51-52).Fine Bird Book p. 78; Nissen IVB, 372; Sauer 23. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das Deutsche Gaunerthum in seiner social-politischen, literarischen und linguistischen Ausbildung zu seinem heutigen Bestande.

      Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1858 - 1862. - 4 Bände. HLdr. d. Zt. Huelke-Etzler 100; ADB XLVI,114: "Für die Geschichte des Gaunerthums hat dies Buch seine Bedeutung und in Kreisen der Fachleute Beachtung gefunden, die Untersuchungen über die Gaunersprache jedoch und die ethymologischen Erklärungen und Ableitungen.riefen lebhaften und berechtigten Widerspruch hervor." - Erste Ausgabe der wichtigen Publikation. Die Tle. 3 und 4 mit der umfangreichen Behandlung der Gaunersprache mit einem Jüdisch-Deutschen Wörterbuch sowie einem Wörterbuch der Gaunersprache im Anhang. Ave-Lallement (1809-1892) war 1851-68 in seiner Heimatstadt Lübeck Chef des Polizeiamtes. Er veröffentlichte neben seinem hier vorliegenden Hauptwerk verschiedene Werke über die Polizei und Kriminalromane. - Gelenke stärker berieben. Spiegel mit Spuren von entfernten Exlibris, mehrfach gestempelt, leicht gebräunt, tls. stärker braunfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Grand Soirée Variée de Magie Egyptienne, humoriste, de chant et de ventriloquie en trois parties. - Ohne Apparate und mit humoristisch-poetischem Vortrag: Große abwechselnde Production im Bereiche egyptischer Geheimnisse, Gesang- und Bauchrednerkunst in drei Abtheilungen. (Unterzeichner:) Joseph Kalchner, Physiker, vormals Theater-Director aus München.

      Offenburg, J. Ottent und Sohn, 1862.. Einblattdruck mit kl. Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 34 x 21,5 cm. Was die Kunst der Bauchsprache betrifft, schmeichelt sich der Künstler in einer Entfernung von 7 Min. täuschen mit einer zweiten Person eine Conversation zu führen ohne den Mund vom Publikum abzuwenden, wie man es noch nicht gehört. Das Commandiren eines Bataillons und der Zugführer in verschiedenen Stimmen wird sehr überraschen." - Gering fleckig.

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        Les Misérables

      

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