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        LIST OF SUSPECTED VESSELS [caption title]

      [N.p., probably printed on a shipboard press, 1862. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Very good. Tied in upper left corner with a ribbon. A list of suspected blockade runners in operation along the Atlantic coast, printed just as the union was tightening its blockade noose around the Confederacy. The printed portion lists more than sixty ships, most of them British vessels which had been observed with suspicious cargoes in London or the West Indies. A typical entry reads: "Steamers Malacca & Rangoon, by advices from London of October 18, supposed to be purchased or hired by the rebels." The reports are dated from October 1861 to January 1862. The manuscript additions are in the same vein, listing ten additional ships, each with detailed physical descriptions but no associated dates. The manuscript is docketed on the verso: "Explination [sic] of vessels reported to run the Blockade." We have not seen any lists similar to this one, which must have been extremely useful to blockade operations and reveals a sophisticated Union intelligence operation that spanned several ports. From its physical appearance we speculate that this was printed on a shipboard press. Rare and ephemeral.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      Druck Carl Gerold, (Wien, 1862 - (Wien, Druck Carl Gerold 1862). 21 x 26,8 cm. 'Gustav Nestroy, Beamter der kais. kön. priv. Ferdinands-Nordbahn . Marie Nestroy, verehelichte Sluka . geben in ihrem und ihrer Mutter Namen die höchst bertrübende Nachricht von dem Ableben ihres unvergeßlich theuren Vaters, des Herrn Johann Nestroy, dramatischen Schriftstellers und Schauspielers .' Wohl Exemplar des Schauspielers Karl von La Roche (1794-1884), der seit 1833 am Wiener Burgtheater engagiert war. Auf stärkerem Papier mit schmalem schwarzen Rand, rechts oben alte Ziffer, verso alter Schriftzug "H[errn] v La Roche", kaum sichtbare Faltspur, sehr selten. Sprache: deu [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Corinth, Ms, 1862. Edges trimmed, minor foxing. Very good. A very rare broadside, the last address of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston to his troops, dated just three days before his death at the Battle of Shiloh, in which Johnston exhorts his troops, reminding them of the justness of their cause and the defense of their homes. Johnston had generally been considered the best officer in the U.S. Army before the Civil War. After graduating from West Point, he served in the Republic of Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence, subsequently serving in the United States Army during the Mexican- American War, and later commanded during the Utah War. This address from the great general was read at the head of each regiment "during the intervals of the march on the 4th and 5th of April....The soldiers were stirred to a still sterner resolution which proved itself in the succeeding conflict" (W.B. Johnston, LIFE OF ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNSTON). Johnston's message is passionate and inspiring. It reads, in full: "I have put you in motion to offer battle to the invaders of your country. With the resolution and disciplined valor becoming men fighting, as you are, for all worth living or dying for, you can but march to a decisive victory over the agrarian mercenaries sent to despoil you of your liberties, property and honor. Remember the precious stake involved; remember the dependence of your mothers, your wives, your sisters and your children on the result; remember the fair, broad, abounding land, the happy homes, and the ties that would be desolated by your defeat. The eyes and hopes of eight millions of people rest upon you; you are expected to show yourselves worthy of your race and lineage - worthy of the women of the South, whose noble devotion in this war has never been exceeded in any time. With such incentives to brave deeds, and with the trust that God is with us, your Generals will lead you confidently to the combat - assured of success. A. S. Johnston. General Commanding." At Shiloh on April 6, Johnston was shot behind the right knee, a seemingly minor injury. About an hour later he grew weak and pale enough to attract attention from one of his staff. When asked if he was wounded, Johnston replied, "Yes...and I fear seriously." A little while later he died of blood loss from the wound, which had unknowingly clipped part of his popliteal artery. This small broadside is extraordinarily rare, not recorded in Crandall or Harwell. In CIVIL WAR SOURCE MATERIAL IN...MISSISSIPPI Black and Grimes record only one copy in archival collections. Parrish & Willingham notes only the present copy, from the famous Headman collection, offered by Goodspeed's Book Store in their catalogue 601.

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      [Augusta, Ga., 1862. Modern half morocco and cloth. Old ex-lib. ink stamp on titlepage and two other leaves. Somewhat dust soiled. Else very good. A revealing account of the war by the leading wartime printer of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The DIARY... covers the period through Jan. 2, 1863, thus the actual printing date for this title must have been after 1862. The copyright notice and the standard bibliographies list this book as having been printed in 1862, and Howes calls it "another issue," after an 1862 edition of fifty-six pages. The book includes accounts of the battles of Shiloh, Antietam, Sharpsburg, Corinth, Cedar Run, and the first battle on Manassas Plains. In addition to his journal of the war and the battle accounts, Clarke includes a general history of the "old" Union before the war, with an interesting discussion of abolitionism in the North.

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        A vocabulary of the English and Malay languages. Third edition, considerably enlarged.Singapore, Mission Press, 1854. 8vo. Set in roman, italic and naskh Arabic types. Contemporary half tanned sheepskin, with the publisher's original blue printed-paper wrappers bound in at the end, with title and 3 pp. of advertisements.

      KVK & WorldCat (2 copies); cf. Cordier, Bibl. Indosinica, col. 1390 (1862 reissue). Third copy located of the third (greatly expanded) edition, first issue, of Keasberry's English and Malay vocabulary. It may have been first published in 1846, but since several anonymous vocabularies appeared in the years 1837 to 1851 it is not certain which was prepared by Keasberry. He greatly expanded it for the second (1852) edition, but these editions had the Malay printed in the Latin script only, the present third edition noting "As it has been suggested, I have also inserted another column in Malay character".With an ink stamp on the title-page, and contemporary ink and later pencil notes. Slightly browned, a hole in the last leaf, not affecting the text, but otherwise in good condition. The wrappers have been trimmed. The binding is slightly rubbed but still good. A very rare Malay vocabulary, printed in Singapore, the original printed wrappers with three pages of advertisements including a list of the press's books.

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        5 eigenh. Briefe mit U. und 1 eh. Schriftstück.

      Chemnitz, 1862 bis 1833. - 8 SS. Gr.-8vo und folio. An eine Gräfin, wegen der Bewerbung als Musikdirektor beim Königlichen Hoftheater in Dresden: „Die Zeitungen melden das erfolgte Ableben des Musikdirector Fischer’s [ ] und Sie verzeihen mir daher die Kühnheit, [ ] mir Näheres über die Stelle selbst gefälligst mitheilen zu wollen u. vermutlich, ob man nicht die Absicht hat, die Functionen des Musikdirectors zu erweitern. – Ich möchte mich um diese Stelle bewerben, doch zuvor um Ihre Ansicht über diese Angelegenheit ganz ergebenst bitten. – Meine Stellung hier ist ja so weit eine ganz angenehme, doch ist man etwas weg gesetzt u. eine Fabrikstadt der Kunst nicht hold. – Man schafft u. wirkt in der freudigen Voraussicht, es werde nach u. nach der Sinn für wahre Kunst sich heben, doch den nächtl. Augenblick überzeugt, daß die Aufgabe denn doch zu hoch gestellt ist. Was man mühsam aufgebaut, reißt ein anderer, unterstützt von der Wahl der Gewohnheit, wieder. – So halte ich es denn für meine Pflicht zu versuchen, meine Kräfte anderweit anzubieten u. gewiß, Sie werden dieses Streben nicht mißbilligen. Es wäre jetzt eine Gelegenheit mit der Musikdirectorstelle Reformen vor zu nehmen, möglicherweise geht man auch damit um u. berücksichtigt bei dieser das Kirchenmusik[ ]. Ich bitte Sie also, gnädigstes Fräulein um die erbetene Mittheilung u. halte mich versichert, daß Sie meine Zeilen nicht ungünstig mitnehmen [ ]". – II. Das e. Bewerbungsschreiben für o. g. Stelle.

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        A Companion to Alfred Ronald's Fly Fisher's Entomology

      London, 1862. Exrtracts printed from the Sixth Edition. 13 pp. Printed on vellum. Interleaved with six double sided vellum fly pockets and two felt fly holders. With 14 neat manuscript vellum slips tipped in. Approx. 25 specimen flies and leaders (some damage to flies). 1 vols. 12mo. Burlap, with clasp. Some soiling to leaves. Very good. Exrtracts printed from the Sixth Edition. 13 pp. Printed on vellum. Interleaved with six double sided vellum fly pockets and two felt fly holders. With 14 neat manuscript vellum slips tipped in. Approx. 25 specimen flies and leaders (some damage to flies). 1 vols. 12mo. Handsome example of a mid-Victorian fly wallet. Provenance: Swann 3/25/84 lot 287

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      New Helvetia, Ca, 1862. One letter with a 1 x 4-inch chip in the bottom edge, costing approximately eight words, otherwise the letters are in near fine condition, clear and legible. The remainder of the documents with some occasional wear or paper repairs. The entire collection is in overall very good condition. A remarkable collection of six manuscript letters written in the early 1840s by California pioneer John A. Sutter, a central figure in the California gold rush. It was at Sutter's mill in Coloma that gold was found in January 1848, sparking the California gold rush and the greatest westward migration in American history. Any letters penned by Sutter from California in the 1840s are rare and quite desirable. These letters are among the earliest known Sutter letters from California, and they provide a great deal of insight and information on Sutter's early career in the Sacramento area, including his financial hardships, business ventures, interactions with emigrants, trappers, and Indians, and his efforts to defend his vast land claims against the encroachments of former associates. All were written from Sutter's Fort at "New Helvetia," and were sent to another important figure in the early history of California, Jean Jacques Vioget, a fellow Swiss immigrant, one of the first residents of San Francisco, and a prominent businessman, trader, and surveyor. Along with the six letters, which are all in Sutter's hand and are written in French (accompanied by English language translations), is a collection of twenty-two additional manuscripts and printed forms detailing Vioget's career. These added documents provide quite a bit of information on the life and activities of this little-known but important figure in the early history of the settlement of San Francisco. "Capt." John A. Sutter was born Johann Augustus Sutter in 1803 in Baden, Germany, of Swiss parents. Early in life he worked in a printing, publishing, and bookselling firm in Basel, before marrying in 1826 and opening his own dry goods and drapery store. He also served in the Berne militia for a time. When his business failed he emigrated to the United States, arriving in New York in 1834, and then travelled to the German colony at St. Louis. He became involved in the Santa Fe trade (making two journeys to the Southwest himself) before setting out for California (via Hawaii and Alaska), where he arrived in 1839. Sutter ingratiated himself with the various political leaders of California, and was granted by the Mexican government an estate of nearly 50,000 acres at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers. His land was meant to be an outpost guarding the frontier of Alta California against incursions by Indians and Russian fur traders. Sutter named the region "Nueva Helvetia" (New Switzerland), later commonly called "New Helvetia," and presided over the region as nearly an absolute ruler. Sutter constructed a strong fort, worked the land with the labor of some one thousand Indians, and began cultivating the region, also building a mill, raising cattle, and offering help to immigrants to the region. From the early 1840s, Sutter had to defend his land against fur traders, hostile Indians, and squatters. Often in these letters he complains of the losses he has sustained due to the activities of interlopers such as trader Michel La Framboise, chief of the Hudson's Bay Company, or due to betrayals by his former business associates. Paradoxically, the situation only worsened when Sutter's millwright, James Marshall, discovered gold at Sutter's Mill on Jan. 24, 1848. Soon Sutter's land was overrun by squatters and gold seekers who killed his cattle and used his crops. After California joined the United States in 1850, Sutter served in a variety of state and federal political positions, but he continued to suffer financial setbacks. From 1864 to 1878 he received a monthly $250 stipend from the state, but died destitute in 1880. These six letters provide important information on Sutter's business activities in the early 1840s, his financial dealings and hardships, his relations with Indians, fur traders, and the Russians, and his dealings with merchants in San Francisco, whom he supplied with timber, hides, agricultural products, and other goods, and on whom he also relied for goods and services. The letters also provide insight to Sutter's character and personality, as he often writes in a deeply personal tone. These six letters were translated by students at C.K. McClatchy High School in Sacramento and were published in 1942 in a limited-edition volume called SIX FRENCH LETTERS: CAPTAIN JOHN AUGUSTUS SUTTER TO JEAN JACQUES VIOGET 1842-1843. A photocopy of that volume accompanies these letters, as do alternate English language translations of the letters. The quotes from the letters excerpted below are taken from the text of SIX FRENCH LETTERS.... The years covered by these letters coincide with what have been called "Sutter's years of expansion and material accumulation" (SIX FRENCH LETTERS...). At the time, farming was Sutter's most important enterprise. He hired Jean Jacques Vioget to make a map of his lands in January 1841 (he made another such map in 1843), and Vioget served as a witness to Sutter's purchase of Fort Ross from the Russians in December 1841. Vioget also functioned as a contact and agent for Sutter in San Francisco, helping Sutter buy and sell goods, as well as arranging for transportation of Sutter's products. The first letter in this group from Sutter to Vioget (at "Yerba Buena," later San Francisco) is dated Feb. 18, 1842. Sutter writes to Vioget ("my dear fellow countryman") and informs him of a shipment of timber he is sending to San Francisco and the prices he hopes to get for the lumber: "Right now, I am sending you twenty-nine pieces of oak wood, mostly all big pieces, which are really worth $10. There are three among them which are worth at least $15, but all are $5 if one would also take the others which you still have on the beach. If you could sell them or give me credit at about $5 apiece, it would be fine. If not, please keep them at my disposal; and each trip I will send some others. It is absolutely necessary that the big ones sell as well as the small ones. Without that my efforts would not pay at all. It is a great deal of work because these trees are not so near the river. Sometimes we have to drag them two or three miles to load them at the wharf. In summer I can send you wood from the highlands, such as pine, cedar, etc." Sutter goes on to ask Vioget to help an employee of his, David Chandler, procure some goods in San Francisco that Sutter cannot supply at New Helvetia: "I took the liberty of giving a small order of $30 on you, sir, to Mr. Chandler who has worked here. He would like to have some utensils and other things that I don't have here. You would oblige me very much by procuring them for him, if you please. By the small launch I shall send without fail 15 hides for those $30." The next letter is dated Aug. 28, 1842 and effectively conveys the financial difficulties that Sutter often fell into, and the measures that his creditors in San Francisco would take to collect what they were owed. Sutter begins by complaining to Vioget that his ship, the Sacramento, has been detained in San Francisco harbor by California pioneer William Richardson, who was the first white settler in Yerba Buena, and was at that time captain of the port. Richardson embargoed the ship on behalf of merchants looking to collect from Sutter: "I don't know why this man [Eulogio Celis, the aggrieved merchant] acts so bitterly. I paid him a large bill last spring, and now he surely knows that I can't pay anything until next winter. In three or four weeks the beaver hunting is going to begin. I understand that you will take the place of Mr. Celis; for this reason I take the liberty to apply to you, sir. As a fellow countryman, I dare hope that you are willing to bring to bear all your influence so that such things can no longer happen and that they will give me time, as to any Californian. I shall indeed pay what I owe. Considering briefly my situation since the beginning of my establishment, I do not believe that any reasonable man will take strenuous steps against me, especially since I am ready to pay the interest. Almost everywhere, as you, Mr. Celis, and I know very well, I have been obliged to pay very high prices for merchandise; and for this reason nothing can be lost by waiting a little longer." Sutter goes on to explain to Vioget why he has been tardy in sending Indian laborers to Yerba Buena, and updates his countryman on the situation at his estate: "I pray you not to be angry because I haven't sent you the Indians. I could not because I need them myself; and at present I haven't enough; but with the return of the little ship, I shall send you six men. My work is increasing from day to day, even more since I am building another establishment in the upper part of the Feather River because the animals no longer have enough to eat here." Two months later Sutter writes to Vioget again, asking him to intercede on his behalf again with Mr. Celis, who claims Sutter's accounts are in arrears. The letter of Oct. 16 reads, in part: "In answer to your letter of the seventeenth of last month, I repeat that Mr. Celis' account is not right and he must send you my current books so that you may be convinced. You will see that Mr. Celis has made an error of nearly $600. You know very well that the launch 'Sacramento' is mine on condition that I pay for it. All those provisions of the contract, which you yourself signed as a witness; and it is in the power of the Russians and no others to take possession when they wish. They have written about all this to the government." In a long, fascinating, and very informative letter of Feb. 2, 1843, Sutter gives Vioget details about his finances and his plans to pay his accounts, on the progress and growth of his business enterprise, and on his difficulties with fur traders treading onto his land and using up his resources. He begins by describing his plan to pay his debts: "Yes, sir, I can assure you that everything is going better at present. If the good Lord gives me a good crop this year, I shall have more than enough to pay my debts, except to the Russians; but that is different. As for me, I am neglecting nothing and am doing more than my utmost. I hardly ever sleep at night, and I assure you that the trouble that I had last year has made me ten years older. You would find me completely changed. I am getting all the pelts by myself to pay my debts, and I am sending everyone something on account...I think that when I pay something to everyone, people will see that I am doing my best and will have a little more patience in waiting for the remainder." Sutter complains that he is being hindered in his attempts at fur trapping by incursions onto his lands by hunters from the Hudson's Bay Company, and vents his anger at Michel La Framboise, chief of the company: "If that cursed party of hunters from the Hudson's Bay Company had not come this year against the orders of the government, I would have had a good fur-trapping season. At present, my Indians are bringing me a few beaver pelts, that's all. The first trip was rather good; but now they are selling them secretly to the Canadians, giving four or five good pelts for one red wool scarf or a red handkerchief, etc., and that hurts me a great deal. According to my orders from the government, I have forbidden La Framboise to trap beavers; but in spite of that, he still does as he pleases. If Mr. Alvarado were still governor, I would confiscate their canoes with the traps, and everything they have. Without asking my permission, Mr. La Framboise camped in the middle of my territory between my two farms, for I still have one establishment at the third rancheria on the Feather River. They do whatever they want, since this time there are sixty men; and that is enough to ruin beaver hunting completely. Since they are so strong, they do just as they please and they do not at all respect the orders of the government. I can assure you that my cattle are in great danger since, with these sixty men, there are at least forty women, and a quantity of children and dogs. The whole crowd must eat, and about every three days they kill a deer. There aren't very many more since deer have been killed and eaten in this vicinity for the last ten or twelve years." Despite these troubles Sutter remains optimistic about his business prospects, and he concludes by describing for Vioget the great activity on his lands: "In a few days my new steam distillery will produce a great deal of the spice of life. There is still one pump to finish, then everything is done. That will be a pretty income for me. I also have a mill that grinds ten fanegas of wheat a day. I plan to establish a tannery in the American manner with a mill to grind oak bark. I have a good master tanner; and in a little while I will be able to sell tanned leather, which is a very good article in this country. Along with the cow hides, the hunters are furnishing me with deer and elk hides that I will have tanned in the same way. I also have a hatter who makes woolen hats ordered for the Indians. I have some Indian rope makers who are making shoes for my people. Next summer I will have all the blankets for my Indians manufactured right here because I have nearly 2000 sheep for which I have a very good shepherd from New Mexico. You see, sir, that the expenses of the establishments are beginning to diminish, and I no longer have so much need of outsiders. I won't keep any but the most necessary people, such as the blacksmiths, carpenters, tanners, etc." In a letter of April 12, 1843, Sutter informs Vioget that he is sending him two Indian laborers "who know how to make adobes." He goes on to relate his troubles with neighbors on the other side of the American River: "Those gentlemen on the other side are beginning again to annoy me. I thought I was on good terms with them now, and I assure you that I am tired of living this way in this cursed country! Captain Walter is talking terribly harshly against me - that gentleman would do better to control himself a little." Sutter signs off with an optimistic forecast for his farm returns: "The wheat, peas, and potatoes are all fine and promise a good crop." In the final letter in the group of six, dated June 14, 1843, Sutter writes Vioget of a scheme by Charles W. Flugge, who had been Sutter's friend and served as his legal adviser, business manager, and representative, to steal land from Sutter: "And now, sir, just imagine a man whom I never would have thought capable of it, a man who possessed my confidence, whom I thought my friend, and who is more or less under obligation to me, permitting himself to dispute my right to my best land, where there are already two establishments. This man is Mr. Flugge who wishes to have these lands for himself, and he even claims that my boundary line passes from the mouth of the Feather River through the middle of that bad strip of land through which we passed while going to the top of the Buttes! Again the impudence of that man! We already had disagreements last winter. After he could no longer agree with Mr. Cordua, I was once more foolish enough to employ him again. I was even at the point of sending him tomorrow to the town of Los Angeles to see the governor on my business. Perhaps he is going anyway to act against me. By chance I discovered his plans. I am sure that he has written to you concerning these affairs. For that reason I beg you to aid and assist me against a rare schemer...I believe the whole plan is that Flugge or Cordua, or Flugge alone, I don't know which, wish through intrigue to try to come into the possession of these lands in order to make large speculations." Sutter goes on to ask Vioget to make him another map of his lands, which he could then use in his claims against Flugge. Sutter encapsulates his difficulties as the pioneering landowner in the region, and his feeling of being taken advantage of by his former associates, when he writes: "Isn't it too bad that after having sacrificed everything, after having enormous expenses, and risking my life, etc., to become established here; in a word, pulling chestnuts out of the fire, others want to come and eat them." The recipient of these six letters from Sutter, Jean Jacques Vioget, is a fascinating figure and important in the early history of California. Vioget (1799-1855) was born in Switzerland, joined Napoleon's army at the age of fifteen, and then trained as an engineer. In the 1820s he served in the Brazilian navy, rising to the rank of captain, and engaging in the maritime trade in South America. He first arrived in San Francisco, then known as Yerba Buena, in 1837, when only two homes stood in the village - those of Jacob Leese and William Richardson. It was at this time that Vioget made a watercolor of the Bay, which hung in the cabin of his ship for the next two years. He returned to Yerba Buena in 1839 and rented the home of William Leese. The alcalde of the small town, Francisco de Haro, hearing that Vioget was a trained engineer, hired him to produce the first survey of the village. Vioget's plan covers the area that is now San Francisco's Financial District and featured a grid made of trapezoidal blocks. His plan, in fact, had great influence over the way that San Francisco developed over the ensuing decades. In January 1840, Vioget received a grant of land and built a hotel, Vioget House, which also had a saloon and billiard parlor. Vioget became a leading saloon-keeper and merchant in the city, and also continued to offer his services as a surveyor. It was at this time that Vioget first went to work for Sutter, surveying his Sacramento-area land grants in 1841 and 1843. Vioget spent his last years in San Jose, where he is buried. Included in the group of twenty-two documents regarding Vioget are manuscript letters and printed forms completed in manuscript, documenting his career from the 1820s to the 1850s. The earliest item is a printed Swiss "Certificate of Origin," completed in manuscript, stating that in 1828, Vioget was twenty-nine years old and the son of Jean Pierre Vioget. Another printed form, completed in manuscript, is Vioget's Brazilian passport, dated 1829, and contains several signatures, ink customs stamps, and accompanying notes. There are also two of Vioget's Swiss passports, dated 1831 and 1833, both signed by Vioget and executed at the Swiss consulate at Toscane. Several other manuscript letters and documents from the 1830s, some of them signed by Vioget, give instructions to Vioget regarding his service in the Brazilian navy, while other documents relate to maritime affairs involving Ecuador and Peru. A two-page manuscript letter, dated Oct. 1, 1843, from Padre Muro of San Jose, relates the Padre's sending mission Indians to Yerba Buena for fifteen days to help build Vioget's house, and also sends instructions on how Vioget should pay for their labor. A six-page manuscript letter to Vioget is dated June 20, 1844 and gives him extensive instructions regarding the bark, Clarita, and its voyage to Mazatlan. A letter dated Aug. 20, 1860 is written on a blank sheet attached to a printed description of the "French College" at the corner of Jackson and Mason streets in San Francisco. The letter is written by a Mr. Mibielle, the head of the school, to Vioget's widow, Maria. The printed document gives an interesting description of the school's plan of study. Finally, there are three manuscript pages describing the business accounts of Maria Vioget from 1858 to 1862. A great collection of Sutter letters, telling us much about the business, struggles, and character of a crucially important figure in California history, wonderfully supplemented by an archive of material illuminating the life history of another California pioneer, Jean Jacques Vioget.

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        A Virginia Confederate soldier's mother writes her son and offers a vivid description of the looting of the family farm, authorized by General John Pope: "you can form no idea what we suffered."

      Rumford, [Virginia], September 8, 1862. 7.5" x 10". "Autograph Letter, 4 pages, 7.5"" x 10"", Rumford, [Virginia], September 8, 1862, in which a mother vividly describes the looting of the family farm by federal soldiers to her son, a Confederate soldier in the field. Expected folds, minor tear at bottom right, very minor soiling, else very good.On July 25, 1862, General John Pope, in command of the Army of Virginia ordered that "" guards will be placed over private houses or private property of any description whatever."" Charging the officer corps with maintaining discipline, Pope added that ""Soldiers were called into the field to do battle against the enemy, and it is not expected that their force and energy shall be wanted in the protection of the private property of those most hostile to the government."" The order was essentially a green light for soldiers to plunder the countryside?"which is described in great detail below:""...from the time that [General John] Pope's orders were issued to give no Guards and to allow the soldiers to take what they pleased you can form no idea what we suffered. Gen [Marsena R.] Patrick did all he could to protect us he placed a Picket at the stable and another at the road gate but they were opposed to protecting property and were just as bad as the others they came down in droves, took all our vegetables all my Fowls milked the cows ... your Aunt Agnes and myself were compleat [sic]prisoners for we could not venture out into the yard but until Burnside came they did not comd into the House we had the Sheep put into the yard every night and they would come in by nine oclock and in the bright moon light drive them up in a corner a kill them this was done by the Pickets, we would see them distinctlly [sic] and when your Father called to them from the window they told him to put his head in or they would Blow him Burnside was occupied in Johns field so we were best, Jinnie was with us and I soon found it would never do for her to remain all night I would not exaggerate to say there were 200 men in the yard at a time I got John Parke to get the carriage and we picked an opportunity when there were not many in the Front yard to get her and Matt to the carriage and I felt as if a load was off my mind when they got out of the gate the next morning by sunrise they commenced coming and by ten oclock we saw that they were bent on mischief a Lieutenant Mitchel came into the yard and at first we thought he would protect us as he was a Scotchman Your Father unfortunately asked him into the house and gave him some spirit he said he would make all the men go back to camp with him but when he went out they cursed him to his face and he told your Father they would not be satisfied until they reached the house so he brought in three men and said they must have some spirit they then went through all the rooms and took he two old guns and some of them went with the Lieutenant but the crowd was constantly on the inside. Eliza told me if I would write a note she would take it herself to the Col I did so and she stole through the corn and gave it to Major Cartwright who was in command but before he got home they broke into the Entry closet and took every thing they could take off broke into the meat house and took all the meat that was in it, which was very little broke into the cellar took all the milk and at last pressed so upon your Father that he called to me to open the door and let him in as I drew back the bot they rushed in, your Father collared the first man he seized up a book which happened to be Irving's Life of Washington asked him how dared he to have such a book threw it at him and stuck him in the mouth while another ran at him with a bayonet it was useless to contend they helped themselves to hats caps and everything they fancied at last they opened the glass draw and found your father's watch which he had taken out of his Pocket for safety this seemed to satisfy them and they left the house Major Cartwright came galloping into the yard I wish you could have seen the running not a man was to be seen in two minutes he seemed to regret very much that he could not give us a guard said he would do al that he could to protect us by a strong Picket and Patrole soon after he left the Officer of the Day Capt Ryly from Boston came in he made your Father describe the watch and the man who had broken into the house said he thought he knew the man who had it and after dinner he came riding down through the hot sun with the watch it was an Irish Company 28th Massachusetts... he called them up and told them that the man who had the watch was to be shot and the only way to save his life was to give it to him and he would not tell[.] he made them bring back Elizas Hog too and later in the evening Major Cartwright came back and told us that he could not leave us without a guard and that at the risk of a Reprimand he had taken the responsibility of doing so he sent a corporal and two men with orders to walk around the house and stables all night and he kept the guard until they all left the next day if you ever meet either of those men in distress remember their kindness to us I do not believe I told you that they had taken both the carriage horses... and we have only two mules and Old Fancy and little Billy left as to the corn Mr Brower[?] had a very good crop but it is all gone... ""The correspondent then describes the similar situations of various neighbors as well as the departures by family slaves. After the soldiers left, the remaining heads of livestock were driven south for safekeeping: ""you never saw such a stampede.... [a neighbor] sent York and Jemm[?] to get [a horse and mule cart] back from the Creek unfortunately for us Ralph who had been as faithful as he could he was induced to go with them and none of them have been allowed to come back. Todoath[?], Fanny and herself[?] asked my leave to go to Washington as she could get a great deal more to do there I very reluctantly gave my consent and now she cannot get back through she has Burnsides pass to go and come... we have no men upon the Farm but Stephen Harry Frank. Alek has gone, and Hugh and Caroline Tom and his children have moved down to the vacant houses.""Only four days after the date of this letter, General John Pope would be relieved of his command. Not only was Pope bent on allowing his army to plunder the countryside, he also proved indecisive on the battlefield and was routed by Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Second Manassas. ""Major Cartwright,"" has been identified as George W. Cartwright. A printer from Boston, Cartwright joined the 28th Massachusetts as a major in October 1861. Only days before he appeared at the Rumsey, Virginia farm, he had been wounded at the Battle of Second Manassas. He would be wounded again at the Wilderness in May 1864 while commanding the 28th Massachusetts. In the summer of that year, Cartwright attained the rank of Colonel and remained in command of the 28th until he was mustered out in December 1864. "

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        Bildliche Erinnerungen vom Eidgenössischen Truppenzusammenzug im August 1861. Nach der Natur gezeichnet & herausgegeben von Eugen Adam. [.] Der Text von Dtr. [Dr.] Abraham Roth / Souvenirs pittoresques de la concentration des troupes fédérales suisses en août 1861.

      Bern, J. Dalp (Dalp'sche Buchhandlung) / Druck: München, Julius Adam [ca. 1862]. - Quer-Folio (42.5 x 56.5 cm). Lithogr. Titel mit Vignette (rastende Gebirgsartillerie), 1 Bl. (Vorwort), 12 (st. 15) Tafeln in Tonlithogr. mit jeweils zugehörigem Textblatt. Neuerer Ln.-Einband (lamin., leicht berieben) unter Verwendung eines ursprüngl. Ldr.-Rückens (d.Zt.; Gelenke etwas spröde) mit vergold. Rückentitel. Seiten fachmännisch neu eingebunden mit Kapitalbändchen und Blanko-Ergänzungsblättern in festem getöntem Papier (chamois). Seiten unterschiedlich stockfleckig und mit Spuren einer ursprünglichen vertikalen Faltung u./od. Planobindung (geglättet/remontiert), hs. private Widmung a. Titelbl. verso. Gesamthaft sehr ordentliches, bemerkenswert aufwendig restauriertes Exemplar. Paralleltext in Deutsch und Französisch. ? Barth 25801. ? SNB mit Anmerkung ?Erschien in 5 Lieferungen? und Erscheinungsdatum 1862. - Es fehlen die Tafeln 7-9 (entspr. wohl d. Lieferung 3). - Widmung ?Meinem lieben Neffen Richard Walter Meyer, 18(95?), J. Ulrich Kreis? - Vorhanden: Titel (wird in Bibliotheken gelegentlich als 16. Tafel gezählt); 1. Einschiffung der Truppen zu Luzern (14. August 1861), 2. Abmarsch von Amsteg (15.08.), 3. Gefecht bei der Meidschlinger Brücke (16.08.; ?Zwei bis drei Stunden oberhalb Amsteg? : heute: Meitschlingen, Kanton Uri, ca. 5.5 km nördlich von Gurtnellen), 4. Brückenschlag am Pfaffensprung (16.08.; ca. 2.5 km nördlich oberhalb von Wassen), 5. Aufbruch vom Lager bei Wasen (Wassen; 17.08.), 6. Position bei Göschenen (17.08.), 7. (Taf. 10) Marsch der I. Brigade nach der Furka (20.08.), 8. (Taf. 11) Die II Brigade am Nufenenpass (20.08.), 9. (Taf. 12) Halt der I Brigade am Rhonegletscher (20.08.), 10. (Taf. 13) Beiwachtfeuer im Stockalper'schen Palais zu Brieg (Brig; 22.08.), 11. (Taf. 14) Gefecht am Pfyner-Wald (Pfynwald; 24.08.; heute: Naturpark Pfyn-Finges, Kt. Wallis), 12. (Taf. 15) Einzug in Sitten / Sion (24. August 1861). - Fehlende Sujets: Tafel 7: Batterie Nr. 27 bei der ersten Schutzgallerie der Gotthardstrasse am 17. August; Taf. 8: Feldpredigt beim Berner Bataillon zu Andermatt am 18. August; Taf. 9: Abendrapport im Lager von Realp am 19. August. -- ?Der ?Truppenzusammenzug im August 1861? ist das erste grosse Gebirgsmanöver der jungen eidgenössischen Armee. Eine Division unter dem Kommando des Genfer Obersten [Jean-] Louis Aubert erhielt den Auftrag, den ins Reusstal eingedrungenen Gegner südwärts zurückzutreiben, wobei auch die Seitentäler mit Klausen-, Surenen-, Susten-, Furka- und Nufenenpass in die Aktion einbezogen wurden. In diesen Manövern bewies sich die Leistungsfähikeit der frisch mobilisierten Milizsoldaten: Elf Biwaks wurden errichtet, mehrere Gefechtsübungen gegen den von St. Galler Scharfschützen markierten ?Feind? durchgeführt und die gesteckten Etappenziele in 12 bis 14stündigen Tagesmärschen (zum Teil über schmale Saumpfade) erreicht. Die Übungen fanden ihren Abschluss mit einem Defilee in Sion.? (Aus: Gotthardmanöver anno 1861, online). - Beteiligt war u.a. mit den beiden Walliser Gebirgsbatterien 27 und 55 die noch während der Restaurationszeit 1840 gegründete Gebirgsartillerie. Zum Einsatz kam dabei als ?erstes Geschütz der schweizerischen Gebirgsartillerie? wohl die 8-pfünder-Gebirgshaubitze Ord. 1845, Kaliber 11.85 cm, ein Vorderladergeschütz mit Bronzerohr der Giesserei Golay (W. Betschmann, Artillerie I, 1980, p. 13 u. 65). ?Für den Transport im Gebirge wurden 4 Tragtiere benötigt. [.] Die Lasten wurden auf die Bastsättel geladen bzw. gebunden, Gewicht eines leeren Bastsattels 29 kg.? (ibid., p. 65). -- Die grosse militärische Bedeutung, welche diesem aufwendigen Gebirgsmanöver zugemessen werden kann, geht aus der gesamten einlässlichen Berichterstattung in der ASMZ hervor, die von H. 28, 27. Juli 1861 bis H. 26., 2. Juli 1862 mit einigen Unterbrüchen während praktisch eines ganzen Jahres geleistet wurde. Darin eingeschlossen ist zudem der Bericht des schweizerischen Militärdepartements über das Jahr 1861 (?Der Glanzpunkt der Uebung [sic] bildeten die Märsche [.] und die Art [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      - This fine map is a magnificent example of both an important 19th Century North American Gold Rush map and an excellent topographical survey of Nova Scotia. All of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the adjacent parts of New Brunswick are portrayed with great geodetic accuracy, predicated on the latest official triangulated surveys. In Nova Scotia, every town and village is labeled, along with roads, post offices, telegraph lines and railways. Each county is beautifully distinguished in its own full original colour. The present map is a special updated edition of MacKinlay’s 1862 survey of Nova Scotia, which won the Bronze Medal in the Best Regional Cartography competition at the 1867 Paris Exposition. Most notably, this 1865 edition (unlike the earlier edition) features copious information relating to the First Nova Scotia Gold Rush, which lasted from 1861 to 1874. While over-shadowed in history by other gold rushes, such as the California Gold Rush (1848-55), the British Columbia Gold Rush (1858-62) and the Yukon-Klondike Gold Rush (1897-9), the First Nova Scotia Gold Rush was a major event that transformed the province’s economy and demography, as well the gold market in North America. This special edition of the map specifically labels Nova Scotia’s largest officially-designated gold mining districts in a red hue, while named ‘Xs’ mark the small mining districts. As shown, most of the main gold regions were located in Halifax and Guysborough counties, including the districts of Lawrencetown, Tangier, Oldham, Waverly, Sherbrooke, Wine Harbour and Stormont, while, further afield, were the gold districts of The Ovens, near Lunenburg and Middle River in Victoria Country, Cape Breton. Additionally, the map labels the famous coalfields in Cape Breton Island and in Pictou County. MacKinlay’s map is by far the finest general map to focus on the gold rush. The First Nova Scotia Gold Rush (1861 – 1874) The First Nova Scotia Gold Rush, which lasted from 1861 to 1874, was the largest event of its kind in eastern North America during the second half of the 19th Century. It is rumoured that gold was found in Nova Scotia as early as Sir Humphrey’s Gilbert’s visit in 1578, and the origin of names such as Cape Breton’s Bras d’Or Lake seem to relate to reported gold findings. Gold was ‘rediscovered’ in modern times in 1858, but it was not until 1861, that a proliferation of gold strikes along the Eastern Shore resulted in the start of a gold rush. The strikes caused in a state of hysteria amongst the region’s farmers, who abandoned their fields in order to prospect promising locations. Even prospectors who did not "strike it rich" were able to earn $100 dollars in a two to three month period, far more that they would earn in their traditional vocations. Floods of people set up illegal mining camps on both public and private lands, causing great concern in government circles. The Crown proceeded to set up 65 special mining districts, in which mining would be carefully regulated by authorities, while mining activities outside of the districts would be essentially banned. Many new communities were established by the miners and significant amounts of gold were assayed and sold in Halifax, before being sent way to places such as Montreal, New York, Boston and England. The gold rush lifted the province out of its economic doldrums and raised the price of gold in the Northeastern market, after a period of lower prices brought about the fall in supply from California and British Columbia. However, unlike the placer mining in California and British Columbia, gold mining in Nova Scotia required the metal to be extracted from quartz – a hard rock. This was both labour intensive and expensive, and as reserves began to run out in the early 1870s, the rush came to run cold. Nevertheless, the gold rush had a transformative effect on the province’s demographics and its economy, and was a major event in the history of mining and of the Canadian Maritimes.

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      [Probably in Manitoba, Canada, 1862. In excellent condition, with bright colors and sharp detail. A short closed tear, neatly repaired, is in the grass at the very bottom of left-center foreground. Attractive period-style decorated gilt frame, matted and glazed. This graphic image of a buffalo hunt, likely near Fort Ellice, Manitoba, in western Canada, was painted by a British nobleman visiting the West on an exotic sporting adventure. A hunter, carrying a buffalo rifle, has dismounted from a horse to inspect a fallen buffalo bull, while behind him three mounted hunters pursue more buffalo, cut from a large herd seen grazing on the horizon, with a mountain range as a backdrop. Close attention is paid to the rather formal attire of the hunters, who sport buckskin jackets, stiff white shirts, and broad-brimmed hats. The buffalo and horses are drawn quite well, with their power and speed clearly delineated. Kennedy Galleries attributed this painting to one "Lord Alfred Dunsmore" [sic], It was actually executed by Honorable Alfred Murray, called by courtesy Lord Alfred Dunmore, younger brother of the 7th Earl of Dunmore. "Lord" Dunmore was in his late teens at the time of the expedition. He travelled to western Canada with the expedition of Viscount Milton and Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, one of the most important early explorations of the Canadian far west. According the Marshall Sprague in A GALLERY OF DUDES, Dunmore delayed the expedition first by supposed illness and then by his sporting proclivities. "Cheadle was summoned off their route by Lord Southesk's brother-in-law, Lord Dunmore, whose messenger said he was dying of jaundice. After two days of fatiguing forced march, Cheadle reached Fort Ellice, near the junction of Assiniboine and Qu'Appelle Rivers, to be told that his lordship felt very much better and was off hunting buffalo." This is evidently Dunmore's illustration of his buffalo hunt after recovery. Dunmore was only one of many British aristocrats who visited the western frontier for sporting adventure; Sprague's book describes the trips of many of them. In Dunmore's case, he may have been inspired to go west by his brother-in-law, James Carnagie, the 9th Earl of Southesk, who hunted in the same regions in 1859-60 before returning to England to marry Dunmore's sister. Southesk later described his trip in his book, SASKATCHEWAN AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS (Edinburgh, 1875). A superb picture of western hunting at a very early date.

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        Das Handelsrecht in Verbindung mit dem allgemeinen deutschen Handelsgesetzbuch.

      Verlag der Dieterichschen Buchhandlung,, Göttingen, 1862 - 2. umgearb. u. 4. verm. Aufl. 2 Bde. Göttingen, Verlag der Dieterichschen Buchhandlung, 1862-65. 8vo. (I, 1862:) XVI, 671; (II, 1865:) XVI, 788 S. Schöne zeitgenössische Pappbände mit roten, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. Erstes Lehrbuch zum Handelsrecht auf romanistischer Grundlage in einem schönen Set! - Thöl (1807-1884), als Mitglied der "Göttinger Sieben" kurzweilig aus dem Universitätsbetrieb entlassen, erlangte 1842 einen ordentlichen Lehrstuhl in Rostock und wurde im Jahre 1849 nach Göttingen zurückberufen. Dort starb er am 16. Mai 1884. Thöl hat sich mit der vorliegenden Arbeit um die Wissenschaft des Handelsrechts bleibende Verdienste erworben. Sie ist mit Abstand das Beste, was zum Handelsrecht im 19. Jahrhundert verfasst worden ist. Man kann durchaus vom Beginn der modernen Wissenschaft des Handelsrechts sprechen. Die Begeisterung über das Werk spiegelt sich auch in der Beschreibung von Stintzing-Landsberg wieder: "Die wirtschaftliche Institutionen duch juristische Konstruktionen zu erklären und festigen, bestimmte Rechtsbegriffe und oberste Rechtsregeln zu gewinnen, daraus in streng dogmatischer Folgerung die Einzelheiten erschließen, all dies in knappste Form und bezeichnendsten Ausdruck zu fassen: das ist die Aufgabe, die Thöl sich gesetzt hat und die schon in der ersten Auflage aufs reinlichste und reichlichste gelöst ist. Nicht beschrieben werden die Geschäfte und Rechtsverhältnisse, wie bisher im Handelsrecht üblich, sondern begriffsmäßig bestimmt und logisch entwickelt, mit einer Sicherheit des Griffs, mit einer Klarheit der Grundlage, mit einer Freude an der sauberen Sonderung in die einzelnen Spielarten und Möglichkeiten, die mitreißend wirken. So entsteht auf sicherem Boden ein ganz neuer Kunstbau. Die Mittel aber, die Thöl zu dessen Schöpfung verwendet, die Technik, deren er sich dabei bewußt bedient, sind rein romanistischer Art, mag es sich um ursprünglich römische oder deutsche; um ältere und ganz moderne Dinge handeln. Sie alle werden dieser zivilistischen Methode mit Erfolg unterworfen." Schöne zeitgenössische Pappbände mit roten, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. („J. W. Kalliwoda").

      Donaueschingen, 25. Juli 1862. - 1½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An den mit ihm befreundeten Schriftsteller und Juristen Ludwig Dill (1812–1887) in Stuttgart über den Besuch eines Sängerfestes in Chur. „[.] Die allgemeine Betheiligung der Schweitzer an eidgenössische[n] Sänger und Schützenfeste[n] ist unbeschreiblich, mann [!] sieht es daß derartige Feste tief in das Volk eingewurzelt sind. – Die musikalischen Aufführungen waren ausgezeichnet, und an patriotischen, politischen Reden in allen Sprachen [.] hat es auch nicht gefehlt, kurz mit einem Wort, es war ein sehr gelungener Ausflug, aber doch ein bischen kostspielig. – Ich bin abermals genöthigt in einigen Tagen einen kleinen Ausflug zu machen, und zwar im Dienst der Kapelle, weil ich gerne für diesen Winter einige musikalische Kräfte erwerben möchte, um im nächsten Frühjahr nicht ganz so sang und klanglos von hier abziehen zu müssen [.]". – Weiters über die Geburt einer Enkelin. In dem Jahr, aus dem der vorliegende Brief datiert, beging Kalliwoda sein 40jähriges Dienstjubiläum als Hofkapellmeister in Donaueschingen. – Bl. 2 mit kleinem Ausschnitt durch Siegelbruch (dieses sehr wohlerhalten).

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        Krieg und Krieger,

      - - Erste Ausgabe / Enthält, neben einem Vorwort Jüngers, den Erstdruck von "Die totale Mobilmachung" sowie Beiträge u.a. von F. Hielscher, F. G. Jünger u. E. v. Salomon / Das Handexemplar des Schriftstellers Rudolf Huch (1862-1943), älterer Bruder der Dichterin Ricarda H. und auch als kulturkritischer Essayist tätig. Im Januar 1931 veröffentlichte Huch eine ausführliche Rezension von "Krieg und Krieger" in "Die Neue Literatur" (Jg. 32; Nr. 1, S. 42-43) / Mühleisen 244 - Gewicht in Gramm: 518 Junker & Dünnhaupt, Berlin, 1930. 203 S., original Leinen-Einband, (Ecken minimal bestoßen/einige Randnotizen) [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Schweizer Gebirgslandschaft mit Hütte hoch auf einem Felsen und einem Gebirgsbach, über den ein Steg führt, den zwei Wanderer überqueren.

      - Schwarze Kreide, braun laviert, auf Bütten, rechts unten mit dem braunen Pinsel gemalte Signatur „Schüz", auf Sammlungsuntersatz des 18. Jahrhunderts montiert. 25,3:34,5 cm. Literatur: Ph. F. Gwinner, Kunst und Künstler in Frankfurt am Main. Frankfurt am Main, J. Baer, 1862, p. 313ff. Nach Gwinner, p. 315, sind ausgeführte Zeichnungen von Franz Schütz, einem ausgesprochenen „Originalgenie" der Sturm- und Drangzeit, selten. Seine Schweizer Zeichnungen, während oder nach der Reise durch die Schweiz nach Mailand, in Begleitung seines Gönners Gedeon Burckhard, und zwar u. a. diejenigen nach dem Besuch Mailands, sind hervorragende Zeugnisse für die Entwicklung der deutschen Landschaftskunst gegen Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts, weg von der Ideallandschaft und den bereits realistischen niederländischen Vorbildern hin zu einer rein naturnahen Wiedergabe. (Vgl. dazu die bekannten 6 Aschaffenburger Ansichten des Ferdinand Kobell von 1786). Unter dem Eindruck der gewaltigen Schweizer Gebirgslandschaft und der Mailänder Gemäldesammlungen, muß sich Schütz vollends von der hergebrachten Darstellungsweise befreit haben, so daß er nun in der Lage war, die vorgefundene Natur adäquat und zum Teil völlig spontan zu charakterisieren, was ihn letzten Endes über die Kunst seines berühmten Vaters hätte weit hinausführen müssen, wenn er länger gelebt hätte.

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        HANNOVER. - Jubiläum 1862. "Gedenkblatt zur Feier der 25jährigen Selbstständigkeit des Königreichs Hannover." Blick auf die Stadt Hannover durch ein neugotisches Portal, vorne das Reiterstandbild des Königs Ernst August, oben fünf Medaillons mit Bildnissen der Königsfamilie, unten das Wappen, seitlich je vier kleine Veduten aus dem Königreich.

      - Farblithographie mit Goldaufdruck bei Gebr. Jänecke, Hannover, dat. 1862, 40,5 x 29,5 cm. Die Medaillons zeigen König Ernst August, Königin Friederike, König Georg V., Königin Marie und den Kronprinzen Ernst August. Die Veduten zeigen Welfenschloß, Theater und Eisenbahnhof in Hannover, die Häfen in Geestemünde und Leer, Marienburg, Eisenbahntunnel bzw. -brücke bei Münden bzw. über diie Leda. Seitlich vier weibliche allegorische Figuren für Landwirtschaft, Künste usw., eine mit Bienenkorb. - Im breiten Rand gering gebräunt.

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      New York, 1862. Folio. Original brown morocco, gilt pictorial cover showing a woman on camelback under a crescent moon beside palm trees, gilt-stamped spine, a.e.g. Head and toe of spine expertly repaired. Slight wear along foredge of first five leaves, text pages uniformly tanned. Minor marginal foxing on plates, all images fine. Overall very good. 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" - STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER. 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.... The plates, which include two scenes of Jewish life in the Ottoman Empire, are "A Turkish Effendi," "Armenian Lady (at home)," "Turkish and Armenian Ladies (abroad)," "Turkish Scribe," "Turkish Lady of Rank (at home)," "Turkish Cavass (police officer)," "Turkish Lady (unveiled)," "Armenian Piper," "Armenian Ladies (at home)," "Armenian Marriage Procession," "Armenian Bride," "Albanian Guard," "Armenian Peasant Woman," "Bagdad Merchant (travelling)," "Jewish Marriage," "Jewish Merchant," "Gypsy Fortune Telling," "Bandit Chief," "Circassian Warrior," and "Druse Girl." A rare and important color plate book.

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      San Francisco, 1862. Bound into original folio-sized blue cloth boards, gilt device of "Buswell & Co. S.F." on front board. Front board detached, final panel affixed to rear board. Varnished (possibly contemporarily). Sectional titles trimmed close, affecting imprint. Overall, very good. In a folding cloth box. This extraordinary lithograph - actually five sheets joined together totaling nine feet in length - is the first panorama of San Francisco, one of the most striking early views of that city and the most ambitious city view undertaken in the American West up to that time. Not until Eadweard Muybridge's photographic panorama of San Francisco several decades later was the city shown so completely in a single view. "One of the rarest and most important of items relating to San Francisco" - Eberstadt. Gifford's view, taken from Russian Hill, was executed in five separate sections, each with full title information. A text of numbered locations runs across the bottom of the entire panorama, identifying 121 places. The Presidio, Marin headlands, Mount Tamalpais, and a very underdeveloped portion of San Francisco can be seen in section one; Alcatraz and the area between Russian and Telegraph hills (including Meiggs Wharf) in section two; and Telegraph Hill and the first heavily built-up streets in section three. Section four includes the most densely settled area, along Market and Mission, stretching into section five, which goes to Mission Dolores and beyond, and which also features the Jobson Observatory on Russian Hill. Details of buildings, streets, and other features are rendered with great exactness and a stunning wealth of detail. Churches, synagogues, hospitals, the Masonic temple, wharves, and streets are all identified. "...[I]t took an ambitious project like Charles Gifford's multisectioned panorama to record completely the city's tremendous growth" - Deák. Gifford went to California in 1860 and was active until 1877. According to Reps, "Gifford's finest and most ambitious view was a sweeping panorama from Russian Hill." The view was lithographed by Louis Nagel, who had been well-known as a lithographer in New York before going to San Francisco in 1856. Reps and Woodbridge note that the publisher, Rosenfield, made the panorama available in three versions in 1862: as here, printed on thin paper and mounted on cloth; another printed on single sheets on heavier paper; and a third mounted on cloth and fastened to wooden rollers. Deák and Reps locate six copies of this panorama (MWA, DLC, CU-B, CSmH, Wells Fargo, California State Pioneers). Peters calls it "important and rare." It is a remarkable production, both as a landmark in western lithography and as a view of a major American city in the midst of a period of tremendous growth.

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        Kjærlighedens Komedie. Komedie i tre Akter.

      1862 1862 - Orig. udgave. Christiania: Jensen 1862. 140 s. Indbundet ubeskåret med guldsnit foroven i smukt privat halvlæder med guld- og blindtryk på ryg og permer. Bindet signeret Anker Kyster. Bindet let falmet. * Variant B, stort eksemplar.

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        La Forza del Destino opera in quattro atti... Poesia di F.M. Piave Rappresentata per la prima volta al Teatro Imperiale Italiano di Pietroburgo il 10 Novembre 1862 Riduzione per Canto e Pianoforte di Luigi Truzzi. Fr. 50 [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Tito di Gio. Ricordi [PNs 34681-34715]. [1862]. Folio. Half dark brown speckled morocco with contemporary light brown marbled boards, titling gilt to spine in gilt and blind-ruled compartments. 1f. (title), [1f.] (named cast list specific to first performance), [1] (contents), [1] (blank), 2-315 (music), [i] (blank) pp. Title, cast list, and contents typeset and printed on different paper; music engraved. Without publisher's blindstamp. The score contains a total of 35 numbers, each with double pagination, with continuous pagination to lower outer corners. Upper pagination is separate for every number, beginning with "1" except in the "Preludio" and no. 25, which begins with "2"; in some numbers pagination occurs at inner corners. The upper right corner of the first page of each number carries the sale price for that number. Earlier owner's signature to upper outer corner of title erased. Various layers of annotations: (1) in black ink, in Italian (very few; see especially p. 62); (2) in pencil (some more; including notational corrections and directives in French; see especially p. 232); (3) in red ink, noteheads in soprano and tenor clef "transposed" iinto G clef in nos. 3, 4, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 29, 33, and 34. In very good condition with strong impression on good quality paper. . Rare. First Complete Edition, first issue (printed from plates of earlier separate issues). Hopkinson 60A(a). Chusid p. 80. Verdi Bolletino II/6, p. 1622 (facsimile of title). Hopkinson is in error in transcribing the fourth line of the title, which reads "musica del maestro cav." not "musica dei maestro cav." There are some "N.N."s in the cast list, indicating that the list was compiled well before the premiere. La Forza del Destino, an opera in four acts to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Angel de Saavedra, Duke of RivasÂ’s play Don Alvaro, o La fuerza del sino, with a scene from Friedrich von SchillerÂ’s play Wallensteins Lager, translated by Andrea Maffei, was first performed in St Petersburg at the Imperial Theatre on October 29/November 10, 1862. The opera was a commission from the imperial theatres in St. Petersburg, whose Italian company then enjoyed international esteem and completely overshadowed its Russian counterpart. The cast for the premiere included Caroline Barbot, Constance Nantier-Didier, Archille de Bassini, Enrico Tamberlick and Gian-Francesco Angelini. While the initial performances of La Forza were quite popular with audiences, the press was critical. The opera was considered too long and lacked a strong central musical theme. Verdi revised the work, and the new version was performed in Milan at La Scala on February 27, 1869. Although the Italian company in St. Petersburg was not disbanded until 1885, La Forza del Destino remained the last Italian opera written for Russia that is still performed today.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF PHILIP [- with a leaf of Thackeray's manuscript]

      1862. [with a leaf of the manuscript] On his Way through the World; shewing who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by. In Three Volumes. London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1862. Original blind-stamped brown cloth. First Edition. This copy is in the Sadleir "ii" binding, with "Smith & Elder" at the foot of the spines -- which is very curious, inasmuch as the firm had altered its name to "Smith, Elder & Co." no later than 1826, which was prior to the period of brass-imprinting of cloth spines. Fine condition. Sadleir 3186 (ii); Wolff 6690 (blue cloth); Carter BV pp 158-159. Housed in an open-backed case.~Included with this copy is a leaf of the original manuscript, in Thackeray's own miniscule hand. There are 16 lines of text in the manuscript, which account for 36 lines of text in the finished book (from "Bad business! Bad business!" on page 232 through the end of the chapter on page 233, in Vol II).~It is interesting to compare the manuscript text with the book text. Thackeray clearly wrote out this text with very little attention to punctuation, probably with the knowledge that that would be attended to later: although much of this passage is quoted dialogue (between Major MacWhirter and General Baynes), there are virtually no quotation marks in the manuscript -- and there are numerous other instances of changed or inserted punctuation. In one instance Thackeray mixes up the two characters, by writing "Baynes knew his relative of old...", when he meant to say (as it does in the book) "MacWhirter knew his relative of old...". The waiter's name in the manuscript is Joseph, whereas in the book it is Auguste -- and in the manuscript he added a "Voici Messieurs!" entrance line for Joseph/Auguste. Thackeray made several other minor changes in the manuscript, such as changing "the brandy and water" to "the spirit and water".~The leaf is laid down onto a leaf of archival paper, and is in near-fine condition (some faint foxing).

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        Voyage en Suisse. Illustrations de MM. Rouargue Frères.

      Paris, Morizot, s.d. (1862), - in-4°, XXIII (+ I) + 468 p., illustré de 26 planches gravées sur acier (dont 8 coloriées à la main représentant les costumes suisses) protégées de serpentes + une vignette de titre (Chapelle de Tell), papier en excellente condition, qqs légères rousseurs surtout au début et à la fin de l?ouvrage, avec signet, reliure de l'éditeur en demi-percaline rouge, dos à nerfs richement doré à la plaque, plats recouverts de toile rouge estampés à froid, 3 tranches dorées, bel exemplaire. » Exemplaire complet. Avec 26 gravures «Récit d?un voyage en Suisse, avec de belles illustrations. Peu courant et recherché (en bel état).Bel exemplaire en bon état et complet de ce grand classique des livres de voyage sur la Suisse au XIXe siècle. Avec les planches: 1) Tir fédéral / 2) Lausanne / 3) Genève / 4) Vallée de Chamonix / 5) Hospice du Grand St-Bernard / 6) Canton du Valais (un capucin, une paysanne et son chien sur un col enneigé près du Grand Saint-Bernard, en couleurs) / 7) Loèche-les-Bains / 8) Thun / 9) Brienz / 10) Le Staubbach / 11) Grindelwald / 12) Lucerne / 13) Cantons de Zug et de Schwytz (deux paysannes et un paysan costumés, en couleurs) / 14) Cantons d'Uri et du Tessin (trois paysans costumés, en couleurs) /15) Bellinzone / 16) Côme / 17) Cantons d'Appenzell et de St-Gall (deux paysannes et un paysan costumés, en couleurs) / 18) Canton des Grisons (deux femmes en costume traditionnel effrayées à la vue d'un ours, en couleurs) /19) Jeunes mariés du Canton de Schaffhouse (costumés, en couleurs) / 20) Bâle / 21) Cantons d'Argovie et de Zurich (paysans costumés, en couleurs) / 22) Berne / 23) Cantons de Lucerne et de Berne (deux paysannes costumées) / 24) Vallée de Sarnen / 25) Mühlibach / 26) Défilé de Dazio-Grande. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Vicaire V/536 (édition datée de 1863 ne mentionnant que 24 planches); BSL III/87 (mentionne l'édition de 1861); Perret 2828, éd. de 1862. [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

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1862.. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 480 pp. Contemporary tan full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered black label, gilt decoration to the other panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, school prize bookplate from St. John's Collegiate School to the front pastedown. Frontispiece and 7 plates, all tinted lithographs. Recurring mild dampstain to one corner of the plates only, neat repair to the head of the upper joint, light wear to the boards, a decent copy overall.

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        Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Enquire into and Report Upon the Circumstances Connected with the Sufferings and Death of Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills, the Victorian Explorers

      John Ferres, Melbourne 1862 - Foolscap Folio, Victorian Parliamentary Paper 104pp., together with two other relevant Papers 1864-66; fine in modern quarter calf, the Ingleton copy with his bookplate and his shelfmark. The rare and important Royal Commission report on the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition: 'very scarce and of high interest' (Wantrup). Bound together with two other Reports 1864-66 on the cost and liabilities of the Expedition.The Royal Commission justly apportioned the blame between the expedition's incompetent leader, Burke; William Wright, the careless overseer; and the indecisive Exploration Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria. Although it concluded that Wright appeared 'to have been reprehensible in the highest degree', Burke was also chastised for displaying 'a far greater amount of zeal than prudence? overtaxing the powers of his party', and also for his failure to keep a regular journal. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Das Handelsrecht in Verbindung mit dem allgemeinen deutschen Handelsgesetzbuch.

      Göttingen, Verlag der Dieterichschen Buchhandlung, 1862-65.. 2. umgearb. u. 4. verm. Aufl. 2 Bde. 8vo. (I, 1862:) XVI, 671; (II, 1865:) XVI, 788 S. Schöne zeitgenössische Pappbände mit roten, goldgeprägten Rückenschildern.. Erstes Lehrbuch zum Handelsrecht auf romanistischer Grundlage in einem schönen Set! - Thöl (1807-1884), als Mitglied der "Göttinger Sieben" kurzweilig aus dem Universitätsbetrieb entlassen, erlangte 1842 einen ordentlichen Lehrstuhl in Rostock und wurde im Jahre 1849 nach Göttingen zurückberufen. Dort starb er am 16. Mai 1884. Thöl hat sich mit der vorliegenden Arbeit um die Wissenschaft des Handelsrechts bleibende Verdienste erworben. Sie ist mit Abstand das Beste, was zum Handelsrecht im 19. Jahrhundert verfasst worden ist. Man kann durchaus vom Beginn der modernen Wissenschaft des Handelsrechts sprechen. Die Begeisterung über das Werk spiegelt sich auch in der Beschreibung von Stintzing-Landsberg wieder: "Die wirtschaftliche Institutionen duch juristische Konstruktionen zu erklären und festigen, bestimmte Rechtsbegriffe und oberste Rechtsregeln zu gewinnen, daraus in streng dogmatischer Folgerung die Einzelheiten erschließen, all dies in knappste Form und bezeichnendsten Ausdruck zu fassen: das ist die Aufgabe, die Thöl sich gesetzt hat und die schon in der ersten Auflage aufs reinlichste und reichlichste gelöst ist. Nicht beschrieben werden die Geschäfte und Rechtsverhältnisse, wie bisher im Handelsrecht üblich, sondern begriffsmäßig bestimmt und logisch entwickelt, mit einer Sicherheit des Griffs, mit einer Klarheit der Grundlage, mit einer Freude an der sauberen Sonderung in die einzelnen Spielarten und Möglichkeiten, die mitreißend wirken. So entsteht auf sicherem Boden ein ganz neuer Kunstbau. Die Mittel aber, die Thöl zu dessen Schöpfung verwendet, die Technik, deren er sich dabei bewußt bedient, sind rein romanistischer Art, mag es sich um ursprünglich römische oder deutsche; um ältere und ganz moderne Dinge handeln. Sie alle werden dieser zivilistischen Methode mit Erfolg unterworfen."

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        Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Enquire into and Report Upon the Circumstances Connected with the Sufferings and Death of Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills, the Victorian Explorers

      Melbourne: John Ferres, 1862. Foolscap Folio, Victorian Parliamentary Paper 104pp., together with two other relevant Papers 1864-66; fine in modern quarter calf, the Ingleton copy with his bookplate and his shelfmark. The rare and important Royal Commission report on the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition: 'very scarce and of high interest' (Wantrup). Bound together with two other Reports 1864-66 on the cost and liabilities of the Expedition.The Royal Commission justly apportioned the blame between the expedition's incompetent leader, Burke; William Wright, the careless overseer; and the indecisive Exploration Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria. Although it concluded that Wright appeared 'to have been reprehensible in the highest degree', Burke was also chastised for displaying 'a far greater amount of zeal than prudence... overtaxing the powers of his party', and also for his failure to keep a regular journal.

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        Orley Farm

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1862. 2 volumes, octavo (210 × 135 mm). Contemporary dark green half calf, gilt tooled on the raised bands, twin dark red morocco labels, marbled sides and edges, drab olive endpapers. With 40 wood-engraved plates by the Dalziels after John Everett Millais. Bookplate of C. J. M. Adie, headmaster and writer, on front pastedowns. Spine of volume I slightly rolled and front joint shaken, bound without the half-titles, frontispiece to volume I dampstained, scattered foxing to plates. First edition of the book that Trollope himself described as his best plotted, and his personal favourite. "Millais was a 'sixties'-style illustrator, representational and realistic, a style which accorded nicely with that of Trollope, whose writing was often characterized as 'photographic', 'uncompromisingly realistic', and even 'pre-Raphaelite'... Millais's most ambitious collaboration with Trollope, forty plates, came in Orley Farm. Trollope wrote that he had never known a set of illustrations 'as carefully true … to the conception of the writer of the book illustrated'" (ODNB).

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        Storia Generale dell' Inquisizione corredata da rarissimi documenti. Opera postuma colla vita dell' Autore.

      Francesco Sanvito 1862 (Inquisizione). Tamburini, Pietro. Milano, Francesco Sanvito, 1862. Storia Generale dell' Inquisizione corredata da rarissimi documenti. Opera postuma colla vita dell' Autore. 4 volumi in - 8°, leg. nuova in m. pelle rossa con fregi e titolo al dorso in oro. Complessive 2385 pp. con numerose illustrazioni n.t. e 98 tavole in nero e a colori f.t. Rara edizione originale. Van der Vekene, Inquisition, 1167. E' possibile effettuare un piccolo sconto. Uff. Mob. 3

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        Types Militaires de l'Armée Suisse. Collection de 15 feuilles représentant tous les vorps de l'Armée Fédérale. Dessinée par C. Perron. Imprimée par Lemercier.

      Geneva: F. Charnaux 1862 - Large slim folio (48 x 37 cm.). Original blind stamped brown cloth, titled in gilt on upper cover with central armorial device also in gilt. Minor shelfware to extremities of binding, generally an excellent copy Printed title and 15 full page chromolithographs finished by hand. (Colas, 2318). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Civil War Harper's Weekly, complete years 1862 - 1865, in four volumes

      New York:: Harper & Brothers,. 1862-1865.. Hardcover. Fine. A window into a critical period in American history, with articles and woodcut illustrations by illustrators such as Winslow Homer, Alfred Waud & Thomas Nast, revealing to the American people the battles, soldiers, politics, commerce, literature and styles of the times. 1862: articles and illustrations of note include: Views of Washington (Jan. 4); reception at the White House (Alfred Waud, Jan. 25); Army at Yorktown (Alfred Waud, Winslow Homer, May 3); One Hundred and Two Hundred Pounder Parrott guns, opposite Yorktown and Gloucester (Alfred Waud, June 7); women in the war (Sept. 6); ironclad navy (Sept. 13); Bull Run (Sept. 20); The Abolition of Slavery, A Proclamation (Oct. 4); Antietam (Oct. 4, 11, 18); and A Sharp Shooter on Picket Duty, from a Painting by Winslow Homer (Nov. 15). 1863: articles and illustrations of note, include: The Emancipation Proclamation (Jan 17); a map, "Map of the Southern States, Showing the Relative Proportion of Slaves in the Different Localities" (Feb. 28); Teaching the Negro Recruits the Use of the Minnie Rifle (Mar. 14); A Negro Regiment in Action (double spread, Mar. 14); Battle of Gettysburg (July 25 & Aug. 8); The Riots at New York (Aug. 1); The Battle of Chicamauga (Oct 31); and Christmas 1863, with vignettes, including one of Santa Claus (Thomas Nast, Dec. 26). 1864: include New Year's Day North & South (Thomas Nast, Jan. 2); George A. Custer on horseback; Grant receiving commission from President Lincoln; General Robert Edmund Lee (July 2); General Custer Presenting Captured Battle Flags at the War Department (Nov. 12); and Lincoln cartoon on having won the election, Long Abraham Lincoln A Little Longer (Nov. 26). 1865: President Lincoln Taking the Oath At His Second Inauguration (Mar. 4); the important April 29 issue on the assassination of Lincoln with the front page portrait of John Wilkes Booth, and articles titled 'The Murder Of The President' , "Abraham Lincoln", "President Johnson", "Mr. Seward", "Great Pan Is Dead" and "The Folly of Crime". Two full page illustrations in the issue, titled "The Assassination Of President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre on the Night of April 14, 1865". The two page center fold illustration depicts lady Liberty weeping on Lincoln's coffin (Thomas Nast). Front page illustration of Lincoln reading with his son (May 6); funeral at the White House (May 6); funeral at New York City (May 13); Grant visiting Scott at Cozzens's Hotel, West Point (June 24); fire at Barnum's American Museum, NY (July 29); and Andersonville prison scenes (Sept. 16). Four folio volumes, beginning with January 4, 1862 and ending with December 30, 1865. The four volumes bound in linen colored buckram with original maroon leather & gilt title labels. Minor defects - a couple of pages with closed tears and other minor defects. Overall, a beautiful set in fine condition, the pages as issued, untrimmed (11 3/4 x 16 1/2") , and all the illustrations bright and clean. Each issue ends with satirical cartoons on issues of the day, and with advertisements for items such as guns, artificial legs, and hair and beauty treatments. A contemporary insight into the national convulsion that was the Civil War from a Northern perspective.

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      [Godthaab: Lars Møller, -1872]. 1862 - 172,[32],87,[1],54,[2],28pp. plus twenty-five lithographic tables. Modern half red calf and boards, gilt- lettered spine. Internally bright and clean. Very good. The complete four-volume series on southern and northern Greenland local councils. Of the four volumes, three discuss the southern councils and one treats those in the north. Each was produced separately, though intended to form a complete work. The folding lithographic plates include various local statistics pertinent to the councils. A bevy of information on regional Greenlandic government. Like most early Greenland imprints, quite rare. Knud Oldendow, THE SPREAD OF PRINTING. WESTERN HEMISPHERE. GREENLAND (Amsterdam: Vangendt & Co., 1969), p.37.

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        Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Enquire into and Report Upon the Circumstances Connected with the Sufferings and Death of Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills, the Victorian Explorers.

      Melbourne: John Ferres, 1862. Melbourne: John Ferres, 1862. Foolscap Folio, Victorian Parliamentary Paper 104pp., together with two other relevant Papers 1864-66; fine in modern quarter calf, the Ingleton copy with his bookplate and his shelfmark. The rare and important Royal Commission report on the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition: 'very scarce and of high interest' (Wantrup). Bound together with two other Reports 1864-66 on the cost and liabilities of the Expedition.The Royal Commission justly apportioned the blame between the expedition's incompetent leader, Burke; William Wright, the careless overseer; and the indecisive Exploration Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria. Although it concluded that Wright appeared 'to have been reprehensible in the highest degree', Burke was also chastised for displaying 'a far greater amount of zeal than prudence... overtaxing the powers of his party', and also for his failure to keep a regular journal.

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        Manuscript Field Journal - American Civil War - Union Army - New Bern and Roanoke Island

      Virginia, 1862. North Carolina, Virginia, 1862. Manuscript war diary of private William C. Peckham, of the 23rd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, Union Army, containing daily entries written during the American Civil War as campaigns unfolded, featuring a firsthand account of the Battle of New Bern, the Battle of Roanoke Island, a description of Fort Monroe, and an eloquent oration read to an audience in 1863, describing the Battle of New Bern. 8vo. 123 pages. Quarter calf over marbled boards, lacking spine, ink faint, otherwise very good condition, internally bright, an engaging firsthand account from the Civil War. In this rare surviving Civil War diary, the Battles of Newbern and Roanoke Island are recounted firsthand by a Union Army soldier, who further includes descriptions of Fort Monroe, the various war camps he stayed at, and a brief account of his return voyage to New York city. Entertaining and introspective, this discerning young man makes rational observations on the war and the antics of his comrades. Not surprisingly, after the war he would have a successful career as a college professor. An introduction provides the unique circumstances of Peckham's acquisition of the volume itself immediately following the Battle of New Bern, 14 March 1862, its first owner being a soldier of another regiment. He then recounts the arrival at New Bern on the evening of the 12th, wheeling guns and setting up artillery and camp on the 13th, African Americans rejoicing at their presence, abandoned Confederate barracks, and rebel actions. As well as jotting the daily events surrounding this historic campaign, Peckham composes an eloquent and moving monologue recounting the theatre of war on this day in North Carolina, which, according to an annotation, was read to an audience. The soldier's account of the Battle of Roanoke Island is especially lively and detailed, describing not only the engagement of fire between Confederate and Union armies, but also peripheral incidents such as a mass plundering of sweet potatoes from a farmer who had fled. Excerpts from the journal: "This book was found at Newbern after the battle of Mar. 14th, 1862 in the camp of the 35th Reg't N.C. Volunteers. It was the property of Elias Bass & Brother. It is the property of Wm. C. Peckham of Co. H. 23rd Mass. Regt. by right of capture. It will be used as a journal of passing events ad libitum." [The first few leafs suggest that the Bass brothers were merchants of gin, whiskey, tobacco, sugar, and the like, having began a business in Saulston township, North Carolina, in 1853.] 13 March 1862. "Last night we arrived... 15 miles of New Bern, N.C... had to wade ashore as our boat... being too heavily loaded... our Co. was detailed to help drag the guns of the marines artil. 6 pieces of which had been landed from the gunboats... We marched & marched on... bivouacked in the woods... it was raining... Our country needs some sacrifice on our part & most heartily shall it be made..." 14 March. "Many of our brave fellows had laid down their lives a sacrifice to their country today.. Early in the morning we were up to marching on in search of our concealed foe... in a very sudden manner... a perfect shower of grape, cannister & musket balls came flying by... At the first fire Capt. S. fell, his left leg shot nearly off. Lieut. Kent took command & went on. For 3 hours the fight raged... The order to stack arms and rest was given.. about 7 o'clock pm... that night but about 2 o'clock we had orders to start & go over into the city..." [14 March, Battle of New Bern] "... About 4 pm our regiment was safely landed in the city of New Bern, which we found full of niggers with nary a white man in sight... seemed beside themselves with joy. The women old & young, would dance around throwing up their arms and praising the Lord that the Yankees had come... a very pleasant city... the camps that but 3 or 4 hours before were filled with Secesh, now they were ours..." 20 March. "... The rebs were very unsuccessful in their attempt to burn the city. They only burnt a hotel & some machine shops. We went & saw the Capt. at the hospital." April 1st. "... see the rebel batteries built on the shore to dispute the passage of our gunboats but they couldn't stop them. Some mounted 8, another 6, 2 & 2 guns, the last bomb proof. They ought to have blowed our little warden boats to pieces, but they were faint hearted & that was the cause of their defeat. We passed thro' the blockade of sunken vessels, piles, etc... several brigs... ascended 20 miles to Jackson where it was intended to land, for the purpose of protecting a Co. of drafted men... By some signs we saw the Col. expected treachery... did not see one of the inhabitants... schooners sunk in the channel... returned to Newbern..." April 4th. "Disease is making sad work of our fellows..." April 18th. "... I have not seen my book for some days because I have been at the old camp guarding quartermaster's goods. He is pretty weak though his fever has left him... While I have been away from this co. they have been on picket one day & killed one rebel & wounded several others. Where we are the rebels come boldly out on the track about our pickets." April 29th. "This noon a scouting party of rebs came upon our picket & wounded one... he died in a short time. A. Co. Eman." May 4th. "... began to move camp from the R.R. Bridge to the support of the 17th Mass... the hardest march I ever had... " May 6th. "... Serg't Bragdon came in & told me that my discharge had come & I should be off in a few days..." May 9th. "... Lieut. gave me my discharge papers & I was free." May 10th. "... got a pass... to visit the battle field & the adjacent forts... went to the place where our regiment formed line of battle & then visited Fort Thompson. This is an earthworks & mounted 14 guns at the time of the fight but some have been removed to Fort Trotter. There is a furnace for heating shot. Outside of the walls is a queer sort of place built under ground that looks as if it was made for a hiding place... Next I went to the paymaster... 2 months pay, mileage from New York home, & rations the whole distance, I rec'd in money $50.35 . I received a pass to N.Y. in a government vessel..." May 19th 1862. [New York]. "Strolled around nearly all day with Howard & at 5 o'clock left for Norwich on the steamer 'City of N.Y.' I got a free pass of Col. Howe." August 13th. "It is my 21st birthday." [Penned in 1863 directly from his original account on loose leafs] "Journal of my campaign in Dixon from Jan 1st 1862 till Feb 23rd, being a copy from the original in pencil & on letter paper which was sent home as fast as written that it would not be lost... I enlisted the 2nd of October 1861 under Captain Sawyer (The co. was afterward lettered H). At the time I was a student at Lawrence Academy... But providence had other ends in view in her dealings with me... & was fairly in for 3 years of the war." [Captain Wesley C. Sawyer was a farmer of 22 years of age, commissioned Oct. 8, 1861, mustered Dec. 4] "We left our camp at Lynnfield for Annapolis Md. the 11th of Nov. 61 (Mon) to join an expedition under Gen. Burnside for an attack somewhere on the coast... New Year's Day found us here drilling & learning to be soldiers as fast as we could." "Jan. 9th Thurs. 1862... bound for fortress Monroe... our food on board ship could not be so varied as on shore... we now live on salt horse... so salted... it can hardly be eaten... and hard bread..." "11th Sat. Jan 1862. Fortress Monroe is a place of immense strength mounting about 500 guns, its walls enclosed over 80 acres... In the middle of the river here (the James) is the Rif Rafs. This is the place where refractory soldiers are sent for punishment at hard labor building a fort. A wretched looking place it is... just across the river about 3 miles & almost within range of long guns here is Sewall's Point rebel batteries..." "19th Jan 1862... Now on this dirty transport lying here at anchor, with profanity and obscenity on all sides... 23 Jan. 1862... with 400 men is the space that 300 could fill, short of water & coffee, dirty, wet & cold... In my private opinion this cursed war would have been ended long before this, had we had officers worthy the name..." "30 January 1862... We are to attack on Roanoke & then on Newbern at the head of navigation on Neuse River, afterwards march to the interior & occupy the Richmond & Wilmington R.R... "6 Thurs. Feb. 1862. We sailed all day yesterday... ahead of us were the gunboats advancing in line of battle. Then the long line of transports one behind the other followed. About 4 P.M. we were taken off the Hissar and distributed among other vessels, our co. went to the Highlander... fleet had been discovered ahead & our boat was to go into action." [Battle of Roanoke Island] "7th Feb. 1862 ... our gunboats have started to attack the rebs. We are under weigh in the same direction. What is ahead no one but God knows. " "16th Feb. 1862. I have just got my paper & will write an account of what has taken place since the 7th. On that day about noon our gunboats about 20 in number began to toss away at some batteries on the shores of Roanoke, and a splendid sight it was. Every rope & standing place on all the transports had a man on it to see the cannonading. The rebs replied quickly but without much effect... The signal was made... Our Co. went second from the vessel... got ashore about dark... our men gathered around fires... in a cornfield near a house from which the occupants had fled at our approach... a potato bin was found... soon a thousand men were crowded around it... I was smaller and lighter than many so I mounted the crowd and crawled over them to the door & got in... I filled my pockets & breast of overcoat... They were tearing the house down over my head but I got out some way and left the rest to get some as they could. I had roast sweet potatoes for supper that night, the best food I have tasted sine New Year's. At day break our pickets fired..." "the enemy were concealed behind a marked battery of 3 guns... we were knee deep in mud and water... shots were whistling by us as thick as hailstones... Another reg't, the Mass. 21st had been thro' on the left & the rebs spied us both.. This frightened them & they ran like a flock of sheep. In an instant the battery was filled with our troops & 'Old Glory' waved victorious over the bloody field. Not 10 men were lost before fresh regiments were put in pursuit... the whole island had surrendered... By the blessing of God not a man of our co. was hurt at all... This place is strongly fortified. We know that they never intended to give it up with so little fighting but the Lord was on our side & we conquered." "19th Feb. 1862 Wed... The last of the rebellion on this island was seen today. ie. the last of the prisoners were sent away. I don't know where they go... the South will triumph in this war. They nare such tidy, well-equipped soldiers that any one can see that they must march right straight to victory.." "22 Feb. 1862. Sat. The anniversary of Washington's birthday... The gunboats fired... salute at noon..." "23rd Feb. 1862... Rumors... that Lincoln has issued a proclamation that the war is virtually at an end, Etc. Such stories as these are flying all the time..." "5 Mar. 1862... Orderly Serg't Kilburn has resigned & Barrett takes his place..." "... we arrived in the Neuse River about 15 miles below Newbern on Wednesday even. Mar. 12th 1862." End Excerpts. William Clark Peckham, M.A. (1841-1922) was a private with the 23rd Massachusetts Regiment (762) who fought in the American Civil War from March to May 1862, and wrote a speech on the battle of New Bern. Born in South Royalston, Massachusetts, he graduated from Amherst College in 1867, was principal and science professor at the Leicester Academy from 1867-1868, teacher of mathematics and astronomy to the Junior Classical Class at Williston Seminary from 1868-1869. From 1870-1871 Peckham embarked on a world tour, which began in Shanghai when he accepted a contract to tutor the son of an important and wealthy man in the China trade, Henry Hughes Warden (1817-1899) who was born in New York city but spent most of his life in China, being at one time at the head of the American banking and commercial house, and representing the largest and most important American company, Russell & Company, which handled a great part of the export tea trade from China. After returning to America, he continued his teaching career in Brooklyn, New York, for many years teaching physics at the Adelphi College. He was did some editing for Scientific American. In 1921 and until his death the following year, he served his country again, this time as adjutant general at US Grant Post No. 327, on Brooklyn, named for Union Army Commanding General and US President Ulysses S. Grant. Peckham, William C. Private, 23rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 762 Residence: Harvard; Student; age 20 Enlisted and mustered Oct. 2, 1861 Discharged for disability, July 21, 1862, Newbern, N.C. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 23rd (1861-1865) was composed of six companies from Essex County, and one each from Bristol, Plymouth, Middlesex, and Worcester. Several were recruited by men who had service in three months organizations between April and July, 1861. The companies assembled at Lynnfield, Massachusetts, in September, 1861, and many of the men were mustered in September 28, though some were not mustered until December 5, after their arrival at Annapolis, Maryland, when militia officer John 'Kurtz was commissioned colonel of the regiment. In May, 1862, three divisions were formed, and the 23rd became a part of Amory's (1st) Brigade, Foster's (1st) Division. The regiment was stationed in or near Newbern, North Carolina, during the summer and fall of 1862, engaging in at least two skirmishes with small loss, including the Battle of New Berne. The regiment later joined the Goldsboro expedition, participated in the relief of Little Washington, occupied fortifications in Portsmouth, participated in the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864, teamed with the Army of the Potomac near Cold Harbor, returning to Newbern and the familiar trenches of the Trent River in September 1864. On March 8, 1865, at Wise's Forks near Kinston the regiment fought its last battle. On June 25, at Newbern, it was mustered out of the service. . Very Good.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Basel, 15. IX. 1862. - 2 SS. 4to. Mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). An den Komponisten Hermann Kestner (1810-1890): "Ich bedaure sehr, Ihnen in Betreff der übersandten Durchzeichnungen fast gar kein Urtheil melden zu können. Ich bin seit 8 Jahren nicht mehr in Toscana gewesen, wo sich die meisten Compositionen vorfinden mögen, habe auch keinerlei Kupferstichwerke in der Nähe, und weiß daher nicht einmal zu sagen, wie vieles vielleicht nach bloßen Stichen durchgezeichnet sein könnte. Das sehr wenige was mir hat einfallen wollen, habe ich auf Ihrem Blatte vermerkt [ ]". - Burckhardt übernahm 1858 den Lehrstuhl für Geschichte und Kunstgeschichte an der Universität Basel, den er bis 1893 innehatte. - Mit Antwortnotiz (signiert "K.") am 2. Blatt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        La Civilización del día examinada con las luces de las Divinas Escrituras, ó sea, Conferencias familiares entre un Teólogo Rancio y dos Seglares sobre el Liberalismo del Siglo XIX bajo el punto de vista cristiano

      Madrid, Imprenta de «La Esperanza», a cargo de Don Antonio Pérez Dubrull, 1862. 4to. alargado; 164 pp. Ejemplar de salida, sin cortar, con el ex-libris impreso de Don Vicente de la Fuente. Cubiertas mudas en papel de la época. Aunque tambien hay notables controversias, pero más raras.

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        STORIA VENETA Espressa in centocinquanta tavole inventate e disegnate da Giuseppe Gatteri sulla scorta delle cronache e delle storie e secondo i vari costumi del tempo, incise da Antonio Viviani e dai migliori artisti veneziani. Illustrate da Francesco Zanotto.

      Venezia, Giuseppe Grimaldo Tipografo, 1862. Album oblungo (mm. 280x382), 2 voll., tela coeva (dorsi restaur.), tit. oro al piatto anter.; al frontesp. grande e bella allegoria di Venezia; illustrato da 150 tavv. inc. in rame. Il Gatteri ha saputo rappresentare in modo mirabile la storia di Venezia, ?"ne?' principali suoi fasti?", dalle origini (anno 452) agli ultimi istanti della Repubblica (1797). Ciascuno dei 150 episodi e' corredato da un testo illustrativo dello Zanotto. "Seconda edizione". Cfr. Lozzi,II,6168. Pagg. di testo talvolta con uniformi lievi arross. o aloni; una decina con rinforzi o macchia margin.; le tavole invece sono ben conservate ad eccez. di 4 con macchia margin. e 3 rinforzate al verso per picc. strappi.

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        Wild Wales Its People, Language and Scenery

      London: John Murray , Albemarle Street, 1862. First edition. Ads dated Dec., 1861. xi, [i], 410, 32, ads ; vii, [i], 413; viii, 474 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Original ribbed blue cloth, paper labels, toned and some slightly chipped. Very Good set. Bookplate of Scott Cunningham. In dj and slipcase. First edition. Ads dated Dec., 1861. xi, [i], 410, 32, ads ; vii, [i], 413; viii, 474 pp. 3 vols. 8vo. Collie and Fraser A.5a

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      Richmond: Weston & Johnston, 1862.. xxiv,[25]-559pp. plus 82 plates and [5] fold-out plates. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind, spine stamped in black. Spine faded. 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 82 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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        Les bas-fonds de la société EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Paris: Jules Claye, 1862. Fine. Jules Claye, Paris 1862, 16x25cm, relié. - First Edition printed in 200 numbered copies on white vellum. Publisher's binding "cartonnage" ivory wove way back on four bands set with black pinstripes, black frame double nets on the boards. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author to a friend. Beautiful copy established in its binding of the publisher. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale imprimée à 200 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin blanc. Reliure de l'éditeur en plein cartonnage ivoire façon vélin, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets noirs, encadrement de doubles filets noirs sur les plats. Rare envoi autographe signé de Henry Monnier à un ami. Bel exemplaire établi dans sa reliure de l'éditeur.

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        Reise der K. Preussischen Gesandtschaft nach Persien 1860 und 1861. 2 Bände

      . Hinrichs, Leipig, 1862/1863. XIV, 418 S. u. X, 1 Bl., 514 S. mit lithografischem Portraitfrontispiz, 7 colorierte Tafeln, 5 Holzstichtafeln, 1 grenzcolorierte lithografische Karte und zahlreichen Textholzstichen, Halbleinen der Zeit, (1 Einbanddeckel mit Zeitungsrest etwas verklebt / Rücken wasserfleckig / etwas stockfleckig). - Henze I, 378. - Erste und einzige Ausgabe. - Brugsch reiste als Sekretär der preussischen Gesandschaft mit und gab besonderes für das Gebiet Teheran - Hamadan "interessante Aufschlüsse" und " sehr viel Neues und belehrendes über die kulturellen Verhältnisse" zu Bericht (Henze). Die Karte nach Aufzeichnungen Brugsch ist entgegen älterer Darstellungen deutlich verbessert und von H. Kiepert entworfen -

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        Madonna mit Kind". Kopie eines Gemäldes von Carlo Maratti 1625 - 1730. Gemälde von Professor Hch. Hofmann, Darmstadt 1824 - 1911 Dresden.

      Dresden, ca 1862 - Öl auf Leinwand, ca. 100 x 75 cm, im prächtigem Rahmen, ---Heinrich Hofmann war der Onkel des Maler Ludwig von Hofmann, die Maße mit Rahmen; 126 x 100 cm , Messingschild mit der Beschreibung vorne auf dem Rahmen +++Antiquariat seit über 25 Jahren+++ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La bête de Gévaudan

      Paris: Hachette & Cie, 1862. Fine. Hachette & Cie, Paris 1862, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - First Edition 12mo. Binding to bradel half percaline brick, smooth back with a gold floral pattern, boards marbled paper. Some small foxing. Rare. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Première édition in-12. Reliure à la bradel en demi percaline brique, dos lisse orné d'un motif floral doré, plats de papier marbré. Quelques petites rousseurs. Rare.

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        Conference sur les travaux du canal du Suez et le sort des ouvriers en Egypte.

      Paris, Association polytechnique et aux Bureaux de l'Isthme de Suez,, 1862.. 8vo. 31, (1) pp. (Bound with): The same. Lettre a M. Layard, sous-secretaire d'etat au Foreign-Office. (Paris, Henri Plon), 1862. 16 pp. With 2 coloured lithographed maps. Contemp. marbled boards.. Two rare offprints on the construction of the Suez canal, the first an "Extrait du journal 'L'isthme de Suez'". Includes two maps of the canal not required by either work. - In 1854/56 Ferdinand de Lesseps obtained a concession from Sa'id Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan, to create a company to construct a canal open to ships of all nations, which would allow ship transport between Europe and eastern Asia without navigation around Africa. Lesseps had used his friendly relationship with Sa'id, which he had developed while he was a French diplomat during the 1830s. In 1863, Sa'id was succeeded by his nephew Ismail, known as The Magnificent, who now oversaw the Egyptian portion of the Canal's construction. On his accession, he refused to ratify the concessions to the Canal company made by Said, insisting on numerous changes upon in the original grant. Ismail then used every available means, by his own powers of fascination and by judicious expenditure, to bring his personality before the foreign sovereigns and public. In 1867 he visited Paris and London, where he was received by Queen Victoria and welcomed by the Lord Mayor. While in Britain he also saw a British Royal Navy Fleet Review with the Ottoman Sultan. In 1869 he again paid a visit to Britain. When the Canal finally opened, Ismail held a festival of unprecedented scope, inviting dignitaries from around the world. Ismail himself performed the grand opening, together with French Empress Eugenie in the Imperial yacht "Aigle", piloted by Napoleon Coste who was bestowed by the Khedive the Order of the Medjidie. - A few pencil markings. Well preserved. - OCLC 25951292; 491034294. Not in Gay or Ibrahim-Hilmy.

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