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        Le Roman du Chaperon-Rouge. Scènes et fantaisies par Alphonse Daudet.

      Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1862 - In-12 de (6)-195-(2) pp., maroquin bleu doublé de maroquin rouge, dos très orné à nerfs, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, larges fleurons aux angles, au centre jeu de filets et de pointillés, large dentelle intérieure, garde de soie rouge, tranches dorées sur témoins, couverture et dos conservés (Marcellin Lortic). Edition originale dont il ne fut pas tiré de grand papier. La couverture blanche, imprimée en rouge, porte : « Les Ames du Purgatoire au lieu de Paradis. Pour les Sept pendues de Barbe-Bleue, le titre-courant de cette « moralité » porte ainsi que la table : « Les Huit pendues de Barbe-Bleue ». Très bel exemplaire grand de marges. Vicaire III, 34. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Bonnefoi Livres Anciens]
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        Catalogue des Livres rares et précieux Imprimés et Manuscrits, Dessins et Vignettes composant la Bibliothèque de feu M. le Comte H. de La Bédoyère...

      xiii, [3], 400 pp.; xii, 55 pp.; vi, 192 pp. Three parts in one vol. 8vo, cont. vellum over boards (binding a little soiled), arms in gilt of Baron de Walckenaer on covers, single gilt fillet round sides, flat spine gilt, black leather lettering piece on spine, t.e.g., others uncut. Paris: L. Potier, 1862. A nice copy of the sale catalogue of the second of two libraries formed by La Bédoyère (1782-1861), one of the greatest French book collections of the second half of the 19th century. Immediately after selling his first library in 1837, he started on a second which was sold after his death, realizing 155,439 frs, 75 c. (Part I) plus 13,124 frs, 40 c. (Part II, for which no price list was issued). The second section contains a published account of the first sale, an index, and price list. 4583 lots and partially priced in a contemporary hand. ❧ Guigard, II, p. 270-"La seconde, dans son genre, était peut-être la plus curieuse qu'on ait réunie. Elle n'était composée, pour ainsi dire, que d'ouvrages sur la Révolution française. On y comptait cent mille pièces consistant en pamphlets, affiches et placards, mémoires, procès-verbaux, chansonniers, almanachs historiques et satiriques; journaux politiques, gravures, portraits et caricatures relatifs aux hommes du jours. Le tout accompagné de vingt dossiers de lettres autographes des principaux personanages de la Révolution." .

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        History of England. From the fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth.

      Parker, Son, and Bourn, West Strand, London., 1862. Complete edition, containing 8 Volumes, including index. Third edition, revised. 8°, 18 - 23,5 cm, gebundene Ausgabe in Ganzleder mit prächtiger Ausstattung. Dreiseitiger marmorierter Schnitt (mehrfarbig). Goldgeprägte Verzierungen und goldgeprägter Titel auf Buchrücken und -deckel. Marmoriertes Buchfutter. 5 erhabene Scheinbünde auf dem Buchrücken. Goldgeprägte Rückenschildchen mit Titel wurden bei 6 Bänden vom Buchbinder durch Atrappen ersetzt. Zustand insgesamt aber immer noch gut, da besonders innen sehr sauber, fester Buchblock usw. // 8 °, 18 - 23.5 cm, hardcover in full leather with superb facilities. Three-sided marbled cut (multi-colored). Embossed gold ornaments and gold embossed title on spine and cover. Gold Embossed title with back-plates were replaced for 6 volumes by bookbinding with dummies. Condition overall still good, especially because very clean appearance inside, solid book block, etc. With gilden stamp of \"Rugby School\" on the books. James Anthony Froude (* 23. April 1818 in Dartington, Devon, England; † 20. Oktober 1894) war ein britischer Historiker, Romancier und Herausgeber des Fraser\'s Magazine. Er gehörte seiner Werke wegen (History of England) zu den bekanntesten und aufgrund seiner polemischen Neigungen zu den umstrittensten englischen Historikern seiner Epoche. Außerdem war er der Bruder des Hydrodynamikforschers William Froude. (Quelle: Wikipedia) BR18F5 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

      [Bookseller: Versandantiquariat Schmitz]
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        Album ou collection comple'te et historique des costumes de la cour de Rome des ordres monastiques, religieux et militaires et des congregations, se'culieres des deux sexes, contenant 80 figures dessine'es et colorie'es d'apres par G. Perugini. Deuxieme edition

      Ancienne maison Silvestre, Paris. 1862 - In 4, pp. (142) con 80 tavv. f. t. in lit. acquerellate con rinf. a' la gomme. Br. ill. con danni al d. e al piatto post. Seconda edizione di questa bella raccolta. ITA

      [Bookseller: coenobium libreria antiquaria]
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        An Autobiography, With Details of a Visit to England: And Some Account of the History of the Meeting Street Baptist Church, Providence, R. I., and of the Shiloh Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pa

      Published by the Author, Philadelphia 1862 - frontis (portrait), x, 227, 15p. Modern quarterbinding. 17cm. Moderate foxing and some relatively minor staining. Internal library markings. Bound in at the end, as should be the case: Articles of Faith and Covenant of the Shiloh Baptist Church. Philadelphia. 1861. We had a long delayed e-mail and telephone correspondence with the institution whose stamps appear within before they finally confirmed that this was an item that they must have discarded at some unknown time in the past. We had the library markings preserved when we had this item rebound. Reverend Asher was born in North Branford, CT in 1812. Asher's father was an African American and his mother a Native American. Almost all of this very scarce book is devoted to Asher's religious labors. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: McBlain Books, ABAA]
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        Les émaux de Petitot du Musée Impérial du Louvre.Portraits de personnages historiques et de femmes célèbres du siècle de Louis XIV.

      Blaisot 1862-64 - 4to. 2 vols. 50 portrait plates and some page-explanations for each. Red morocco, gilt decoration, a.e.g. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Kreutzberg`s Menagerie. Zum Benefice des jungen Thierbändigers Charles Kreutzberg. Grosse ausserordentliche Vorstellung in drei Abtheilungen, unter Mitwirkung der jungen 18jährigen Dame aus Schweden, welche in derselben zum vorletzten Male auftreten wird.

      (Frankfurt), Druck von Theodor Wentz, 25. April 1862.. Einblattdruck mit Holzschnitt (9 x 15 cm), den jungen Kreutzberg gemütlich an einen Löwen lehnend zeigend. Blattgr.: 36,5 x 21 cm. Seltenes Plakat zu dem Gastspiel der Wandermenagerie des Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg (1810 oder 1814 - 1874) in Frankfurt, der hier den Auftritt seines Sohnes mit Cäcilie Nicolai aus Stockholm bewirbt. Das allgemein als "junge Schwedin" bezeichnete Frl. Nicolai, eigentlich eine geborene Dänin, begann ihre Karriere als Sängerin und traf mit Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg anlässlich seiner Tournee in Russland zusammen. Kreutzberg engagierte die junge Schönheit und bildete sie zur Raubtier-Dompteuse aus. Die "junge Schwedin" wurde zum Kassenmagneten, beendete ihre Karriere aber bald, nachdem sie von einer Hyäne in den Arm gebissen wurde. - Hier sucht zuerst Charles Kreutzberg die Gunst des Publikums durch eine Nummer mit drei Löwen zu erringen, danach tritt die "Junge Schwedin" mit einem Zwerg- und danach Riesen-Elephanten auf.

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        Grosse außerordentliche Vorstellung in der höheren Reitkunst, noch nie gesehenen Gymnastik u. Vorführung der ausgezeichnesten Schulpferde.

      (Frankfurt), Druck von Theodor Wentz, 11. April 1862.. Plakat auf grünem Papier, mit vier Holzschnitten (jeweils 17 x 12 cm). Blattgr.: 87 x 58 cm. Folgende Höhepunkte werden u. a. angekündigt: Griechisches Damenmanöver, geritten von 7 Damen, commandirt von Mde. Suhr. - Die weltberühmten Akrobaten Herrn Nagels u. Söhne in ihren Staunen erregenden noch nie gesehenen Productionen. - Solimann, Russischer Hengst, Pferd der hohen Schule, geritten von Mme. Suhr. - In den Pausen traten 5 Clowns auf. - - - Die schönen Holzschnitte zeigen Damen bei halsbrecherischen Vorführungen auf Pferden.

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        10 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Paris u.a., 1862-1868. Zus. 35 S., Kl.-8°. u. 8°. Damas war Militärkaplan während des Krim-Krieges im Jahre 1856 (u.a. bei der Belagerung von Sewastopol) und war danach im Orient (u.a. Syrien) tätig. Er verfasste zahlr. Schriften, darunter „Souvenirs religieux et militaires de la Crimée“ (1857); „En Orient. Voyage à Jérusalem“ (1864); „Souvenirs de guerre et de captivité“ (1874); „Voyages en Orient : La Judée“ (1882) u.a. 1908 erschien eine Biographie von J. Burnichon, „Un jésuite, Amédée de Damas“. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius\' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Versand D: 12,00 EUR Damas, Mislin, Syrien, Brief, Letter, Lettre, Briefe, Autograph, Autographe, Autographen, Autograf, Autografe, Autografen, Signatur, Signiert, Signed, Signature, Unterschrift, Eigenhändig, Handschrift, Handschriften, Manuscript, Manuscrit, ALS, A.L.S., LAS, L.A.S.

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        Nye Eventyr og Historier. 3 bd.

      1862 1862 - Kbhvn.: Thiele 1870-74. Illustr. af Lorenz Frølich. Indbundet med første binds orig. gule for- og bagomslag guldsnit foroven i smukt privat halvlæder med rig guldtryk på ryggene. Bindene signeret Petersen & Petersen. Eksemplaret har tilhørt Einar Christiansen. * Første udgave med Frølichs illustrationer. BFN 1007-1003-1039.

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        A comparative grammar of South African languages.: Part I: Phonology. Part II: The concord.

      1862-69, Cape Town 1862 - A very good copy bound in later (circa 1900 ?) full leather, a little rubbed. Blind stamp of British and Foreign Bible Society and shelf mark on spine. First edition pp.xii, 92; (xiii)-xxii, (93)-322.

      [Bookseller: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB]
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        Ueber die peripherischen Endorgane der motorischen Nerven.

      - Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1862, 4°, VIII, 38 pp., 1 Blatt (Inhalt), 5 feine lith. Tafeln, Pappband der Zeit; Titel montiert. Selten! Willy Kühne (1837-1900) described the neuromuscular end organ (Kühne spindle) and introduced the term 'telolemma' for the outer covering of its sheath." Clarke and O'Mailey, Human Brian and Spinal Cord, pp.75-78.NUC (NK 0319696) locates 5 copies. - Garrison & Morton No. 1269 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiq. F.-D. Söhn - Medicusbooks.Com]
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        GENERAL MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE BRITISH PROVINCES, MEXICO, THE WEST INDIES AND CENTRAL AMERICA WITH PART OF NEW GRANADA AND VENEZUELA [with:] G WOOLWORTH COLTON'S NEW COUNTY MAP OF THE NORTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE UNITED STATES WITH CANADA etc

      New York, 1862. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in burgundy cloth, on contemporary rollers. A few creases and a bit of expected tanning. Very good. A curious wall map, being a combination of two maps drawn by G.W. Colton and published by Phelps & Watson. The depiction of Virginia is significant on this map. Issued between the time when delegates from western Virginia declared independence from the state, but before West Virginia was admitted into the Union, it shows Virginia with its full pre-Civil War boundary. It is also noteworthy that Virginia was included at all in a map of the "northeastern United States" issued during the Civil War. The upper half shows a map of the entire United States, the southern portion of Canada, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and the tip of Venezuela. All the territories and states of the United States are shown, and no distinction is made between Confederate and Union states. The lower half contains Colton's more detailed county map of the American northeast, with Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri in the south, and Kansas and the Nebraska and Dakota territories in the west. The entire map is bordered in a grapevine motif with engravings of the U.S. capitol, Mount Vernon, Willamette Falls, Oregon, and the Connecticut River Valley in the corners, and four obelisk-shaped monuments in the vertical borders. It also includes a table of distances within the United States and internationally, as well as tables of "Square Miles and Population of the United States" and "Population of the Slave States for 1850 and 1860." Not in Phillips' MAPS or Wheat.

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        OUT OF HIS HEAD: A ROMANCE Edited by [i e written by] Thomas Bailey Aldrich

      New York: Carleton, Publisher, 413 Broadway. (Late Rudd & Carleton.),. 1862. original pebbled blue cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, brown coated endpapers.. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, slight spine lean, lacks. front flyleaf, a good copy. An uncommon, important book. (#150809). First edition, first printing with "Thackaray" for "Thackeray" on title page. This cloth issue was probably simultaneous with the paperbound copies. Aldrich's first collection of short fiction. "The title story is a short novel with three self-contained tales framed within a narrative that establishes the speaker (Paul Lynde) as a resident of a private lunatic asylum, followed by a short 'found manuscript' from colonial witchcraft days, in the light of which the three self-contained tales demonstrate the working out of an ancient curse. Taken as a whole, this marks an important, though overlooked, early contribution to American supernatural fiction. The work has some tonal inconsistencies that show up the author's inexperience (he was only 26 at the time of its publication) but one can also see a rich imagination is at work here, deploying ghosts, dreams, sorcery, fate, curses, prophecies, reincarnation, witchcraft, magic objects and crazy inventions -- not to mention murder, madness and an early locked-room mystery. Chapters 11-14 (the third of the three tales) constitute the first detective story by an American to appear in book form since the publication of Poe's TALES (1845). Not the least of the work's merits is that it mines native material rather than falling back on the accumulated glamour of the Old World. Alas, the hero's repeated references to a 'moon-apparatus' never become more than a tease. But what a tease! While mooning about near his Portsmouth NH beach side cottage, Lynde conceives the idea that the real moon is generated in the depths of the sea, and that what appears in the sky is only a reflection of this. His device will gather these moon rays inside a copper cylinder and calcine them into a powder - In his room next to the moon-apparatus is a white lily in a glass globe, containing, as he explains to one of the asylum staff, the soul of Cecil Roylstone. The three tales are set, respectively, in New England, New Orleans and New York, where always the hero restlessly looks for something new, yet always finds the same thing: someone with a faint scar that appears at times on his or her upper lip -- and tragedy. The writing is marred, especially at the beginning and end of the story, by that studied leisureliness that poisons so much mid-nineteenth century American fiction, serving primarily to act as a badge of class affiliation; but in between break out passages of genuine horror and beauty. Over some there hovers a sheen of Baudelairean decay. Aldrich, a New Hampshire native who lived for a time in New Orleans as a child, was a member of the Bohemian New York scene in the early 1860s that included Bayard Taylor, Fitz-James O'Brien and Walt Whitman, among others; he became an accomplished lyric poet, and an editor (at Ticknor and Fields from the mid-1860s to the mid-1870s, and at the ATLANTIC MONTHLY during the 1880s). His fiction, especially his shorter works, show some of the precision and flair that distinguish his poetry. Of the five stories that round out this collection (rather clumsily cobbled together as from the notebook of Paul Lynde), one, 'Pere Antoine's Date Palm,' is a rather poignant supernatural tale that was reprinted in some of Aldrich's later collections. Altogether, TBA was an important voice in American letters and merits more attention than he generally receives today." - Robert Eldridge. Queen's Quorum 6. BAL 257 (form 1[2?]). Wright (II) 37.

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        Oeuvres complétes Honoré de Balzac

      Michel Levy frères et A. Bourdilliat et cie, Paris 1862 - 44 livres dans 22 volumes daté de 1857 à 1865, deux volumes au dos abimé, volume numéroté 1-2 Michel Levy et frères (ML)1863 La paix du menage et la maison du chat qui pelote, V.3-4 ML 1864, V. 5-6 ML 1864, V. 7-8 ML 1862, V. 9-10 ML 1862, V. 11-12 ML 1862, V. 13-14 Librairie nouvelle comme tous les titres mais sans mention de Michel Levy 5 (LN)1857, V 15-16 ML 1864, V 17-18 ML 1864, V 19-20 ML 1864 , V 21-22 ML 1863, V 23-24 ML 1865, V 25-26 ML 1862, 27-28 ML 1864, V 29-30 ML 1863, V 31-32 ML 1865, V 33-34 ML sans date, V 35-36 ML 1864, V 37-38 ML 1864, V 39-40 ML 1864, V41-42 Ml 1863, V 43-44 Librairie nouvelle A. Bourdilliat sans date. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Beknopte Handleiding tot de Geneesmiddelleer.

      Ter Nederlandsche Drukkerij 1862 - (iv), (iii), (xii), 382 pp. Contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grosse außerordentliche Vorstellung in der höheren Reitkunst, noch nie gesehenen Gymnastik u. Vorführung der ausgezeichnesten Schulpferde.

      (Frankfurt), Druck von Theodor Wentz, 11. April 1862. - Plakat auf grünem Papier, mit vier Holzschnitten (jeweils 17 x 12 cm). Blattgr.: 87 x 58 cm. Folgende Höhepunkte werden u. a. angekündigt: Griechisches Damenmanöver, geritten von 7 Damen, commandirt von Mde. Suhr. - Die weltberühmten Akrobaten Herrn Nagels u. Söhne in ihren Staunen erregenden noch nie gesehenen Productionen. - Solimann, Russischer Hengst, Pferd der hohen Schule, geritten von Mme. Suhr. - In den Pausen traten 5 Clowns auf. - - - Die schönen Holzschnitte zeigen Damen bei halsbrecherischen Vorführungen auf Pferden.

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        Kreutzberg`s Menagerie. Zum Benefice des jungen Thierbändigers Charles Kreutzberg. Grosse ausserordentliche Vorstellung in drei Abtheilungen, unter Mitwirkung der jungen 18jährigen Dame aus Schweden, welche in derselben zum vorletzten Male auftreten wird.

      (Frankfurt), Druck von Theodor Wentz, 25. April 1862. - Einblattdruck mit Holzschnitt (9 x 15 cm), den jungen Kreutzberg gemütlich an einen Löwen lehnend zeigend. Blattgr.: 36,5 x 21 cm. Seltenes Plakat zu dem Gastspiel der Wandermenagerie des Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg (1810 oder 1814 - 1874) in Frankfurt, der hier den Auftritt seines Sohnes mit Cäcilie Nicolai aus Stockholm bewirbt. Das allgemein als "junge Schwedin" bezeichnete Frl. Nicolai, eigentlich eine geborene Dänin, begann ihre Karriere als Sängerin und traf mit Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg anläßlich seiner in Tournee in Russland zusammen. Kreutzberg engagierte die junge Schönheit und bildete sie zur Raubtier-Dompteuse aus. Die "junge Schwedin" wurde zum Kassenmagneten, beendete ihre Karriere aber bald, nachdem sie von einer Hyäne in den Arm gebissen wurde. - Hier sucht zuerst Charles Kreutzberg die Gunst des Publikums durch eine Nummer mit drei Löwen zu erringen, danach tritt die "Junge Schwedin" mit einem Zwerg- und danach Riesen-Elephanten auf.

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        No Name.

      By Wilkie Collins, Author of ?"The Woman in White,?" ?"The Dead Secret,?" Etc., etc., etc. In three volumes. London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 47 Ludgate Hill, 1862. (The Right of Translation is Reserved; and the Privilege of Dramatic Adaptation Has been Secured by the Author.) 3 Vols.; half-title not called for in volume three, present in volume one, but volume two lacks both the half-title and title (v. note); orange-scarlet morocco cloth, ruled and blocked blind on sides, ruled, blocked, and lettered gilt, lettered orange-scarlet through gilt, on spine; top- and fore- edges uncut, lower-edges rough trimmed; end-papers coated cream. Slight general wear to covers, and back cover of volume three somewhat rubbed; half-title, title, and back free end-paper lacking in volume two, and most other end-papers cracked at hinge; a little light dusting or marking passim. With envelope and correctionProbably a made-up set. Loosely laid in to volume two is a cutting from the front of a white cartridge-paper envelope bearing half of two penny red stamps, the date frank ?'JY 30 / 60?' and addressed in Collins?' hand: ?"Sampson Low Esqr / 47. Ludgate Hill / E.C.?" and at the foot the author?'s signature. P.120, l.26, of the same volume bears the correction of a literal (?'were?' for ?'werb?') apparently in Collins?' hand. It may possibly have been used as a setting copy for the Sampson Low one-volume edition of 1864, which would explain the absence of the title-page and its conjugate half-title. The 1864 edition had no half-title and, of course, a different title-page. It was also the first printing to have the erratum corrected. The earliest of the several bindings in which this book appears. Parrish, p.45; Sadleir, 601, and Excursions, p.141, stating in the latter ?"Although this book is dated 1862, it was not actually published until January, 1863?". All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        A history of the fishes of the British Islands. (4 Bde. compl.).

      London, Groombirdge and sons, 1862- 65 Gr.-8°. Bd. I: VI, 245 S., 57 col. Taf.; II: VI, 265 S., 63 col. Taf.; III: IV, 208 S., 59 col. Taf.; IV: IV, 439 S., 73 col. Taf. (insg 252 Holzstich-Tafeln) un Gesamtregister., Orig.-OLwd. d. Zeit, goldgeprägt, Berieben, Ecken min. gestaucht, ein Rücken am Kopf eingerissen (1 cm), Kapitale etwas berieben. Ein Bogen im Band I etwas gelockert. Innen teilweise wenig stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. (Nissen. Zool. 979. - Nissen. Fischb. 44.) Erste Auflage. Mit 252 wunderbaren. gestochenen und kolorierten Holzstichtafeln von A. F. Lydon reich illustriertes und umfangreiches Werk des britischen Naturforschers Jonathan Couch (1789-1870) der die Vorlagen lieferte. Couch lieferte Zeit seines Lebens Beiträge zu Ichthyologie. vor allem seiner Heimat. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Biologie - Fischkunde

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        Ordinances Of The Provincial Council Of Otago (Volumes 1-21, bound in Three Volumes)

      Dunedin: Provincial Government Otago. Good with no dust jacket. (1862). First Edition. Hardcover. Ex-Library, "General Assembly Library, N.Z." Some staining and marking to boards of volume one. Heavy crease and 2 x 1" tears to front free endpaper of volume one. Quite heavy rubbing to spine of volume one. Some rubbing to other spine. Up to 1/4" loss of leather at corners of boards of volume one. Up to 1/2" loss of leather at corners of boards of volume two. ; Volumes 1-21, bound in three volumes. Session 1-16: 1854-62. Session 17-19: 1863-64. Session 19-21: 1864-66. Half-leather binding with gilt lettering on spines. Black cloth boards. Page dimensions: 320mm x 194mm. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

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        Bons et Braves Coeurs ou plus de peur que de mal 1st edition

      Paris, A. Marcilly, Libraire-Editeur, ohne Jahr (). 1862 - 96 pages many lithographs, Cover lithograph from Omer Henry 4°. Halbleinen, Einband staubig, Buchecken bestoßen, 1 Seite unten kl. Ausriss (ohne Textverlust), größtenteils vom Buchblock gelöst, muß neu gebunden werden (lohnt wegen der Seltenheit des Buches) (für das Erscheinungsjahr u.a. siehe Bibliografie im Internet "relatosfranceses") ------------ Paul Lacroix (1806-1884) Paul Lacroix, más conocido por sus pseudónimos P.L. Jacob y Le Bibliophile Jacob es un erudito francés nacido el 27 de febrero de 1806 en París y fallecido en la misma ciudad el 19 de octubre de 1884. Aunque se inició en la literatura con varias comedias en verso, su fama se debe sobre todo a su labor como historiador y bibliófilo; fue reorganizador de la Bibliothèque du Roi y Conservador de la Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal. Es asimismo autor de numerosas novelas de carácter histórico y de cuentos ------------ Paul Lacroix (April 27, 1806 - October 16, 1884), French author and journalist, was born in Paris, the son of a novelist. He is best known under his pseudonym of P.L. Jacob, bibliophile, or Bibliophile Jacob, suggested by the constant interest he took in public libraries and books generally. Lacroix was an extremely prolific and varied writer. More than twenty historical romances alone came from his pen, and he also wrote a variety of serious historical works, including a history of Napoleon III, and the life and times of the Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. He was the joint author with Ferdinand Séré of a five-volume work, Le moyen âge et la renaissance (1847), a standard work on the manners, customs and dress of those times, the chief merit of which lies in the great number of illustrations it contains. He also wrote many monographs on phases of the history of culture, including Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period. Over the signature Pierre Dufour was published an exhaustive Histoire de la prostitution (1851-1852), which has always been attributed to Lacroix. His works on bibliography were also extremely numerous. In 1885 he was appointed librarian of the Arsenal Library, Paris. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Musikzitat mit U. ("Ed. Grell").

      Ilmenau, 1862. - 1 S. Qu.-4to, auf Trägerkarton aufgezogen. 20 Takte für Klavier (überschrieben "Nicht ganz richtig"), am Trägerkarton eigenh. bezeichnet: "'Lorbeer-Rose' von Ed. Grell, selbst aufgeschrieben". - "Der Freundschaft der Familie Grell mit Zelter und dem Sänger Otto Grell, seinem Onkel, verdankte der junge Grell frühe Beziehungen zur Singakademie, die für sein Leben entscheidend wurden. Die Direktoren der Singakademie, Zelter und Rungenhagen, unterrichteten den Knaben in der Komposition [.] 1831 zum kgl. Musikdirektor ernannt, wurde er 1832 nach Zelters Tod an Stelle des zum Direktor der Singakademie aufrückenden Rungenhagen deren Vizedirektor [.] Nach Rungenhagens Tod (1851) wurde er 1852 dessen Nachfolger als Meister der Zelterschen Liedertafel und 1853 Direktor der Singakademie; auch nahm er Rungenhagens Platz im Senat der Akademie der Künste ein [.] Zahlreiche Ehrungen zeugen für das Ansehen, das Grell in der Musikwelt genoß. 1846 wurde er korrespondierendes Mitglied der Kgl. Niederländischen Gesellschaft zur Beförderung der Tonkunst, 1858 erhielt er den Professorentitel, 1865 wurde er Ehrenmitglied des Berliner Tonkünstlervereins, 1866 des Berliner Sängerbundes" (MGG V, 802f.). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        BATTLE OF CORINTH. OCT. 1862 [manuscript caption title]

      [Corinth, Ms, 1862. Small tears at right and left edges, lower right corner torn away. Small red ink stain on lower edge. Central vertical fold. Light soiling and wear. About very good. An original pencil sketch depicting a crucial moment in the Second Battle of Corinth, which took place on October 3-4, 1862, probably by war correspondent Alexander Simplot. This drawing was engraved for HARPER'S WEEKLY, where its caption puts it in context as depicting the battle's key moment. A single three-cannon Union battery led by Lieut. Henry Robinet had been inflicting heavy casualties on the attacking Confederates. Here the Confederates have stormed the battery and are attempting to take it in hand-to-hand combat. The Federals recaptured the battery later that day, leading to a Union victory and a Confederate retreat. The engraving from HARPER'S is included, which attributes the sketch to Alexander Simplot, though the drawing itself is unsigned. Simplot, a native of Iowa, was a schoolteacher and artist turned war correspondent. Early in 1862, Simplot began traveling with the army of U.S. Grant which, in October, was stationed in Tennessee near the Mississippi border.

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        ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE BIRDS OF CALIFORNIA, TEXAS, OREGON, BRITISH AND RUSSIAN AMERICA INTENDED TO CONTAIN DESCRIPTIONS AND FIGURES OF ALL NORTH AMERICAN BIRDS NOT GIVEN BY FORMER AMERICAN AUTHORS, AND A GENERAL SYNOPSIS OF NORTH AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGY

      Philadelphia, 1862. Original tan publisher's cloth, rebacked with original spine laid down. Corners rubbed. Modern bookplates on front pastedown. Minor scattered foxing. Very good. The second edition, after the first of 1853-56, with the same content, of this important American color plate and ornithological work. Cassin intended his work to supplement that of Audubon. He had originally suggested to Audubon's sons a plan for extending the octavo edition of Audubon's THE BIRDS OF AMERICA, but difficulty concerning credit on the titlepage sank the scheme and Cassin proceeded with his own publication. Cassin used the same lithographer as the Audubons, J.T. Bowen of Philadelphia, to produce the beautiful plates of American birds, consisting entirely of western species that Audubon had never observed. Cassin was a trained scientist as well as careful artist and observer, and his work took American ornithology to a new level of technical competence, becoming the first American bird book to use trinomial nomenclature.

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        LES MONUMENTS DE LA GEOGRAPHIE OU RECUEIL D'ANCIENNES CARTES EUROPEENS ET ORIENTALES.

      M. Duprat, [1862], Paris - Color Illustrations; Les monuments de la geographie; ou, Recueil danciennes cartes europe ennes et orientales. Accompagnees de spheres terrestres et celestes, de mappemondes et tables cosmographiques, dastrolabes et autres instruments d'observation, depuis les temps les plus recules jusqua lepoque d Orlelius et de Gerard Mercator, publies en fac-simiile Le de la grandeur des originaux, Lg. Folio, 22 X 28" contemp. Morocco backed bds; rubbed, some edge wear, slightly dusty. With 82 sheets of maps mostly being double page 42" x 54". Occasional internal repairs. Ex-libris perforated stamp on title page. Casing largely separated at front hinge. Text block and casing sound. Consists of large, detailed mostly black and white facsimiles of ancient maps. "Monuments of geography or, Collection of ancient European and Oriental maps Accompanied by terrestrial and celestial spheres of world maps and tables cosmographic, astrolabes and other instruments of observation, from the earliest times to the time of Orlélius and Gerard Mercator, published in facsimile. ; 24 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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.

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        Todesanzeige.

      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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        HEADQUARTERS, ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI. CORINTH, MISS. APRIL 3d, 1862. SOLDIERS OF THE ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI: I HAVE PUT YOU IN MOTION TO OFFER BATTLE TO THE INVADERS OF YOUR COUNTRY...[caption title and beginning of text]

      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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        DIARY OF THE WAR FOR SEPARATION, A DAILY CHRONICLE OF THE PRINCIPLE EVENTS AND HISTORY OF THE PRESENT REVOLUTION, TO WHICH IS ADDED NOTES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE GREAT BATTLES INCLUDING WALKER'S NARRATIVE OF THE BATTLE OF SHILOH

      [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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        [GROUP OF SIX AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, FROM CENTRAL GOLD RUSH FIGURE AND CALIFORNIA PIONEER, JOHANN (JOHN) AUGUSTUS SUTTER, TO FELLOW CALIFORNIA PIONEER, JEAN JACQUES VIOGET. ACCOMPANIED BY TWENTY-TWO OTHER MANUSCRIPT AND PRINTED DOCUMENTS CHRONICLING VIOGET'S LIFE IN CALIFORNIA AND SOUTH AMERICA]

      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 ""...no 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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        GOLD RUSH NOVA SCOTIA: MACKINLAY'S MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA, INCLUDING THE ISLAND OF CAPE BRETON COMPILED FROM ACTUAL & RECENT SURVEYS. 1865. [SHOWCASING THE GOLD RUSH DISTRICTS].

      - 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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        THE BUFFALO HUNT

      [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).

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Celler Versandantiquariat]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        THE ORIENTAL ALBUM. TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS IN OIL COLORS OF THE PEOPLE AND SCENERY OF TURKEY

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        SAN FRANCISCO, 1862. FROM RUSSIAN HILL

      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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Grosell, Antiquarian Bookseller]
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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.

      [Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC]
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