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      New York, 1862. Folio. Original brown morocco, gilt pictorial cover showing a woman on camelback under a crescent moon beside palm trees, gilt-stamped spine, a.e.g. Head and toe of spine expertly repaired. Slight wear along foredge of first five leaves, text pages uniformly tanned. Minor marginal foxing on plates, all images fine. Overall very good. One of the relatively few American costume books, and certainly the best such created in 19th-century America. This is a notable and unusual instance of the taste for "Turkish" which manifested itself in the furniture of the period, but seldom in books. In terms of American color plate books, this is one of the only large projects from the 1860s, when the Civil War seems to have curtailed production of such lavish enterprises. "The one really big chromolithographic book of this decade...the art is simple, but [Charles] Parson's hand is obvious in the good lithography, and Endicott's printing is well done for its time" - McGrath. "...Endicott achieved a rich variety of color which demonstrated the increased technical ability of American printers in the medium" - STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER. Henry Van Lennep was born in Smyrna, the son of European merchants. Educated, on the advice of American missionaries, in the United States, he returned to Turkey as a missionary in 1840 and spent most of the next twenty years in various parts of the Ottoman Empire. Returning to the United States in 1861, he turned his superb original drawings of Middle Eastern life into THE ORIENTAL ALBUM.... The plates, which include two scenes of Jewish life in the Ottoman Empire, are "A Turkish Effendi," "Armenian Lady (at home)," "Turkish and Armenian Ladies (abroad)," "Turkish Scribe," "Turkish Lady of Rank (at home)," "Turkish Cavass (police officer)," "Turkish Lady (unveiled)," "Armenian Piper," "Armenian Ladies (at home)," "Armenian Marriage Procession," "Armenian Bride," "Albanian Guard," "Armenian Peasant Woman," "Bagdad Merchant (travelling)," "Jewish Marriage," "Jewish Merchant," "Gypsy Fortune Telling," "Bandit Chief," "Circassian Warrior," and "Druse Girl." A rare and important color plate book.

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

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        Kjærlighedens Komedie. Komedie i tre Akter.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Voyage en Suisse. Illustrations de MM. Rouargue Frères.

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

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        Journal of a Political Mission to Afghanistan, in 1857, Under Major (Now Colonel) Lumsden; with an Account of the Country and People

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

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        Le jardin fruitier du Muséum, ou iconographie de toutes les espèces et variétés d'arbres fruitiers cultivés dans cet établissement avec leur description, leur histoire, leur synonymie, etc., 9 vol.

      - Firmin-Didot, Paris, 1862/75 ;; in-folio. relié L'ouvrage comprend au total 508 planches sous serpentes dont 496 finement coloriées, soit 6 volumes sur les poires (357 planches) , 2 volumes sur les pêches, prunes et abricots (100 planches), et 1 volume sur les fraises et groseilles (51 planches)), chaque planche est accompagnée d'1 ou 2 feuillet de texte explicatif non paginés. Reliure de l'époque en demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à 5 nerfs, auteurs et titres dorés, têtes dorées, texte et planches montés sur onglets. Très bel exemplaire, coiffes légèrement frottées, rousseurs sur les serpentes et quelques rares pages de texte, planches très fraiches, petit accident sur une page de garde sans manque sur le tome VII, grands de marges (310 x 220 mm), rare complet ! Nissen BBI 456, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Das Handelsrecht in Verbindung mit dem allgemeinen deutschen Handelsgesetzbuch.

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

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

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

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        Orley Farm

      London: Chapman and Hall 1862 - First edition. Two volumes. Illustrated by J.E. Millais. Half titles and stab holes present. Finely bound from the parts in 3/4 green morocco over cloth with gold stamped decorative spines, marbled endpapers, and previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Slightly rubbed to corners, otherwise fine. Internally very clean and tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

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

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

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

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

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

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        Wild Wales Its People, Language and Scenery

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

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      Richmond: Weston & Johnston, 1862.. xxiv,[25]-559pp. plus 82 plates and [5] fold-out plates. Original brown cloth, stamped in blind, spine stamped in black. Spine faded. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Light toning, scattered foxing. Very good. The second, supplemented, edition of this Confederate published guide to soldiering and the art of war, with 82 plates not in the first edition of the previous year. Gilham served in the Confederate Army and was a teacher at the Virginia Military Institute. His manual covers topics such as instructions for skirmishes, target practice, marching, and army organization. This edition features an addendum with eighty-seven plates illustrating items such as proper shooting positions, order in battery, and sketches of artillery. Gilham's manual continued to be used into the 21st century and is considered an invaluable piece of Confederate military history. CRANDALL 2419. HARWELL, CONFEDERATE HUNDRED 36. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4837.

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        Guerre de Chine: Arrivée des Plénipotentaires Chinois au Camp des Alliés à Tien-Tsin. [&] Port de Sang-Hai. [&] Forts du Pei-Ho. [&] Combat du Pont de Pa-Li-Kia-O. [&] Le Palais d'Été.

      1862 - Paris: Guerin-Muller, 1862. Five lithographs. Each 260 x 400mm. Five views of the 2nd Opium War, lithographed by Haguenthal for Fortavion's 'La Guerre de Chine grand panorama illustre historique et anecdotique'. They show: the arrival of the Chinese negotiators prior to the Treaty of Tientsin of 1858; European warships at Shang-Hai, April 1860; attack on the Peiho (or Taku) Forts, 21st August; the Battle of Palikao, 21st September; and the occupation of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, prior to its looting and destruction by fire as a punishment. Although these actions were undertaken by an Anglo-French force there is not a Union Jack to be seen!

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        Voyage Archéologique dans la Régence de Tunis;: exécuté et publié sous les auspices et aux frais de M. H. d'Albert, Duc de Luynes.

      Paris Henri Plon 1862 - A very good set bound in later half red crushed morocco, marbled paper boards. The upper board of volume I and lower board of volume II just a little rubbed. Spines faded, though lettering distinct. A very little light browning to a few pages, and light foxing to map. A near fine set of this very scarce work. First edition Two volumes, tall 8vo, pp.xv, 437; 395 with a folding plate reproducing the bilingual inscription of Thugga, and a large folding map of the Regency.

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        Les bas-fonds de la société EDITION ORIGINALE Grand papier ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

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

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

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

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

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

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        La bête de Gévaudan

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

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

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

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        Corpo diplomatico portuguez. Contendo os actos e relacoes politicas e diplomaticas de Portugal com as diversas potencias do mundo, desde o seculo XVI ate os nossos dias.

      Lisbon, Typographia da Academia Real das Sciencias / Imprensa Nacional, 1862-1959.. Small folio (224 x 284 mm). 15 vols. (final vol. in 2 parts), uniformly bound in half tan sheep over decorated boards, spines gilt with raised bands in five compartments, decorated endleaves. Some original printed wrappers bound within. All edges sprinkled.. First editions (except vol. 15, pt. 1: 2nd ed.); all that was published of this massive project. The "Corpo diplomatico" deals with the relations between Portugal and the Roman Curia, presenting a chronologically arranged sequence of documents of the 16th and 17th centuries. The Portuguese Empire was the first global empire in history, and the sources here edited - frequently citing the significant Portuguese royal title of "King of Portugal and the Algarves, on this side of the sea, and on the other side in Africa, lord of Guinea and of the naval and commercial conquest of Ethiopia, Arabia, Persia, and India" - provide substantial information on the principal world issues and conflicts during that vast Empire's first era. Much of the diplomatic correspondence concerns conflicts between the worlds of Christianity and Islam: in one letter, King Manuel describes his attacks on and victories over the local Muslim rulers ("the Saracens are thrown into confusion"; "our men attacked and burned maritime towns belonging to the Saracens, situated on the mainland"; cf. vol. I, p. 116f.), and in a Papal Breve, Pius V praises the strengthening of the Maltese fortifications after the Great Siege of Malta ("erit opportunissimum adversus Turcas, et praedones Afros totius christiani populi propugnaculum", vol X, p. 226). Many volumes, but VII through XI in particular, contain material on the Arabian Gulf (Basra, Bahrain, Muscat, and Ormuz): "Ormuz, que he cabeca de todo o Reino de Ormuz [...] e na dita Cidade de Ormuz fortaleza minha com muita gente de christaos portuguezes" (vol. II, p. 374); "o vejo, que se se faz guerra ao Turco e Vossa Alteza quer, sem despesa de quasi nada, o Egipto e Suria e Arabia seraom vossos" (vol. III, p. 243); "e asy mandou que se reteuessem todas as naos, que viessem da India a Juda e a Meca" (p. 397); "se entende hum muito boom socedimento pella armada de Vossa Alteza na ilha de Banrrehem [= Bahrain] de que se deve ter muito contentamento assi pella reputacao" (vol. VIII, p. 372); "e depois em Ormuz poderia saber o acontesimento de Baharem" (p. 468); "toda a costa de Melinde ate Mocambique e assi da outra de Adem ate Ormuz quererao por alguma d aquellas tentar ardis [...] A Bacora vai tambem muita somma de especiaria" (vol. IX, p. 110f.); "O negocio he grave e de muita consideracao e em ser muita a somma da speciaria que vem pello mar Roxo ao Cayro e pello de Ormuz a Bacora" (p. 135); "Andre Ribeiro que com Joao de Lisboa foi cativo em Mazcate" (p. 175); "creo tambem que elles la ou nos qua nao sabemps o que passa em Bacora porque se n aquella ilha creserem galees sem hirem do mar Roxo, como as que ali vierao quando de caminho tomarao Mascate nao sey por onde viessem as outras" (p. 305); "pera o resgate dos portugueses que estam cativos no Cayro, e forom presos em Mazcate" (p. 382; cf. p. 485); etc. - Furthermore, there are reports on the Portuguese in Suez, Africa (including Angola, Mozambique, Guine, Sofala, Morocco, Arguin, Cabo Verde, Congo, Sao Thome, Ethiopia), Brazil (Bahia, Maranhao, Rio de Janeiro, Pernambuco), the Azores, India (in nearly every volume, including Goa, Cochin, Damao, Malabar), and the Far East (Malacca and the Moluccas, with a few sections on Macau, China, and Japan scattered in vols. X-XIV). The work also provides a wealth of detail about the Inquisition and "cristaos novos" (both discussed in almost every volume), the Jesuits (vols. V-XV), the Council of Trent (vols. VI-X), Protestant activity (particularly in England), the Restauracao, the Dutch in Brazil, the wars with the Turks on land and sea, and the activities of D. Sebastiao and St. Charles Borromeu, the Order of Malta, and Cardinal Mazarin. Among the most notable texts are Ambassador Martinho's 1533 letter describing the forces defending Christianity in India and Africa, Bishop Lourenco Pires de Tavora's account of monasteries in India in 1561, and 25 letters written by P. Antonio Vieira from 1671 to 1675 (vol. XIV). - Marginal spotting in vol. XV, part 1; last 5 leaves remargined. Very discreet library markings on rear pastedown of each volume. Overall a very good set. - Innocencio IX, 95. OCLC 55783574.

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        Applications D'Analyse et de Geometrie: Qui Ont Servi De Principal Fondement Au Traite Des Proprietes Projectives Des Figures

      Paris: Mallet-Bachelier. Hardcover. 2 Volumes. 8vo. [xiv]-[564], [viii]-602 pp. 133 x 215 mm. 5 folding plates in first volume. Rebound in brown cloth. Occasional light foxing to leaves, otherwise clean internally. A very nice complete set of Poncelet's important work in its first edition. Tres bon etat. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1862. First Edition.

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        Tavolozza. Versi di Emilio Praga

      presso la libreria di G. Brigola, Milano 1862 - In 8 gr. pp. (2) + 278 + (2). Cart. mod. ma con brossura editoriale conservata e bordi intonsi. Fresca copia con rade consuete marm. Invio autografo dell'autore al pittore Domenico Morelli, Napoli apposto al piatto anteriore della brossura e dedica autografa all'occhietto 'Al suo caro amico Domenico Morelli. L'autore'. Edizione originale dell'opera prima di uno dei piu' rappresentativi scapigliati lombardi. Morto a 36 anni, anche a causa dei molti vizi coltivati, fu anche tra gli scapigliati colui che maggiormente rapperesento' il 'maledettismo'. In gioventu', anche grazie alle sostanze del padre (che perse con la sua morte), aveva viaggiato, conoscendo cosi' le opere di autori come Baudelaire, Hugo, De Musset, Heine. TavolozzaÂÂusci' quandoÂil poeta aveva 23 anniÂe tradisce gia' nel titolo gli inteessi che l'autore aveva per la pittura. Nello stile infatti si riconosce un vivo senso del colore di tipo impressionistico mentre nella lingua compaiono termini quotidiani sino ad allora estranei alla lingua poetica. Anche i temi toccati quali orgie, incesto, alcolismo contribuiscono al successo dell'opera del giovane autore. Esemplare di grande fascino vista la dedica a Domenico Morelli, con cui il giovane poeta - pittore poteva essere venuto in contatto durante il soggiorno milanese del primo nel 1855. ITA

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        Birket Foster's Pictures of English Landscape Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel with pictures in words by Tom Taylor

      Routledge and Kegan Paul. 0, London - The preface is dated 1862.This undated printing may have been issued for the 1862 Christmas season.[xii]+[74]+30 plates' and the two page publisher's advertisements of Dalziel's Fine Art Books, and page bearing device of Camden Press 4to, blue cloth over bevelled boards lightly frayed at edges, lettered and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, binder's ticket at foot of lower paste down, hinges starting,some pages detached, others starting to loosen.Scattered light foxing. Reynolds (chapter nine) attributes the binding design to Owen Jones. Describing it as "handsomely blocked in gold on blue cloth." Reynolds writes that "it is unfortunate that the pages are held by the insecure method of caoutchouc binding" and notes "this has led to the total disintegration of many copies of this book which might otherwise have been preserved." Tom Taylor was at the time of publication art critic to The Times. He later became editor of Punch.Both Taylor and Foster were natives of the same region sharing the sea coast of Durham and Northumberland. Two of the poems "The Smithy" and "At the Brookside" are by Taylor's wife. Size: 4to Over 8"-11"(Thick) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Sphéroïdal et Universel de Géographie. Dressé à l'aide des documents officiels, récemment publiés en France et à l'étranger

      Veuve Jules Renouard 1862 - 1 vol. in-folio (62,3 x 46,5 cm mesurée en reliure) reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin noir, Veuve Jules Renouard, Paris, 1862, 3 ff. (faux-titre, titre, préface, table des matières), 1 f. (table et notice des tableaux généraux), 10 tableaux généraux (en 10 cartes doubles), 1 f. (table et notice de l'atlas sphéroïdal), 10 cartes sphéroïdales (4 cartes doubles et 6 simples), 3 ff (table générale de l'atlas universel et Table pour l'Europe), 16 cartes pour l'Europe (4 doubles et 12 simples), 1 f. (Table pour l'Asie), 6 cartes pour l'Asie (1 double et 5 simples), 1 f. (Table pour l'Afrique), 6 cartes pour l'Afrique (1 carte double et 5 simples), 2 ff. (Table pour l'Amérique), 11 cartes pour l'Amérique (1 carte double et 10 simples), 1 f. (Table pour l'Océanie), 4 cartes pour l'Océanie (1 carte double et 3 simples), soit 63 cartes en couleurs Très rare exemplaire de l'Atlas Sphéroïdal et Universel de Garnier, bien complet des 63 cartes coloriées. Bon exemplaire (dos, coins et coupes lég. frottés, bel état par ailleurs). Lors de sa parution, « il reçoit un accueil unanimement favorable, au point qu’on le compare aux meilleurs travaux allemands ». Membre de la Société de Géographie depuis 1850, Garnier mettra 15 années à élaborer le présent ouvrage. « Cette parution déclenche un concert de louanges. Noirot, dans la revue du Monde Colonial, juge que l’exécution typographique, le choix du papier, la parfaite netteté du coloriage en font un monument géographique hors ligne. Pour le vulgarisateur Louis Figuier, « l’ouvrage est aussi complet qu’il pouvait l’être, et nous pourrons l’opposer avec fierté aux grands atlas anglais et allemands, qui ont fait la renommée des Johnston, des Kiepert, des Stieler et des Berghaus". Elisée Reclus n’est pas moins laudatif. Le plus curieux dans cet atlas est sa seconde partie dans laquelle "est appliquée une projection jugée "saisissante" par les contemporains. Il s’agit de la projection orthographique, appartenant à la catégorie des projections perspectives, qui représentent la surface du géoïde comme la verrait un spectateur place en un point determine de l’espace". Cet aspect précis de l’ouvrage marquera fortement Elisée Reclus" (pour toutes ces citations, cf Gilles Palsky, Revue de la BNF, 24, pp. 39-45). As it's well explained on the David Rumsey Map Collection website, "This atlas is exceptional for its "spheroidal" maps of the globe, showing the various continents and poles, shaded to give the effect of a sphere floating in space. The remaining maps are also very well executed and colored, mostly by hand, a few in colored litho. In recent years, this atlas has become rare in the trade. This is the only atlas that Garnier produced, according to Phillips. Tooley lists an 1860 edition." Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Françoise EDITION ORIGINALE Tirage de tête

      Paris: Charpentier, 1862. Fine. Charpentier, Paris 1862, 11x18,5cm, relié. - Original, one of the few copies printed on laid which he makes no mention, only large paper edition. Bound in full navy shagreen back with five set with black nets nerves decorated with double boxes cold decorated in their centers florets golden golden wheels on the caps, plates struck at their centers with a golden mandorla enriched with tracery navy mosaicked , double gilt on the cuts, wide gold lace on contreplats guards and contreplats of handmade paper, all gilded, beautiful contemporary binding signed Simier. Provenance: from the library of the author, Louis Ulbach with his bookplate and an indication storage library. Very nice copy well established by Simier. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des rares exemplaires imprimés sur vergé dont il n'est fait nulle mention, seuls grands papiers. Reliure en plein chagrin marine, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets noirs orné de doubles caissons à froid agrémentés en leurs centres de fleurons dorés, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, plats frappés en leurs centres d'une mandorle dorée enrichi d'entrelacs marine mosaïqués, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes, large dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, toutes tranches dorées, superbe reliure de l'époque signée de Simier. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de l'auteur, Louis Ulbach, avec son ex-libris et une indication de rangement de bibliothèque. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement établi par Simier.

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        Wippra. - Gesamtansicht. - "Wippra".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Bleistiftzeichnung, 1862. 27,7 x 36,5 cm (Darstellung) / 36,5 x 46 cm (Blatt). Unterhalb der Darstellung betitelt. Unten rechts signiert und datiert "E. B. 1862". - Sehr detaillierte und fein ausgeführte Bleistiftzeichnung. - Im Randbereich leicht angeschmutzt. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes, sehr außergewöhnliches Blatt. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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

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

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        Office of Military Governor

      1862. VIELE, Egbert Ludovicus.Office of Military Governor… Assemblages in the Streets… are positively forbidden.Norfolk, Va.: Office of Military Governor, June 28, 1862.Original broadside printed during the Union occupation of Norfolk in the summer of 1862, proclaiming martial law and forbidding assembly in public "for purposes of political discussions, being provocative of civil disturbance" and the "exhibition of badges and flags indicative of disloyal sentiments."In May 1862, Norfolk Mayor William Lamb surrendered the city to General John E. Wool and Union forces. In June, Brigadier General Egbert Ludovicus Viele imposed martial law with this proclamation, which reads: "Assemblages in the Streets for purposes of political discussions, being provocative of civil disturbance, are positively forbidden, and the exhibition of badges and flags indicative of disloyal sentiments will not be tolerated. Parents will be held responsible for the conduct of their children in this particular. By Command of Brig'r Gen. E.L. Viele, Military Governor." Norfolk remained under martial law for the duration of the Civil War.A June 1862 article in the New York Times praised Viele's actions: "This last move of our Military Governor was admirably planned, and cannot but have the best results for Norfolk and Portsmouth, and indeed for the whole cause of Government. It will go further than anything else to allay that restless and discontented feeling which was evidently growing among a portion of the Unionists here, who were construing Gen. Viele's leniency in a very different way to what he intended. It will put an effective and immediate stop to any disloyal schemers who may have been fondly imagining that they could work, ad infinitum, upon the General's good nature; while every peaceful citizen, whether loyal or rebel, will feel that they have, under the Military Governor, better protection for their lives and property than could be guaranteed them by the questionable and feeble authority of any party-elected Mayor and Councilmen."Left margin with residue of buff paper laid down along its length, touching a letter or two of the broadside. Three columns of news articles, unrelated though printed roughly contemporary to the broadside, laid down on verso, with some offsetting to recto, chiefly at upper and lower margins. Faint fold lines, minor edge-wear. Very good condition, beautifully framed.

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        Le livre de l'architecture. Recueil de planches donnant la division, symétrie et proportion des cinq ordres appliqués à tous les travaux d'arts qui en dépendent, tels que fenêtres, cheminées, chambranles, portails, fontaines et tombeaux. [.] Inventé et publié en 200 planches pour l'usage et l'instruction des amis de l'art par Wendel Dietterlin.

      - Liège, Charles Claesen, 1862 (impr. 1861). 2 volumes in-folio, frontispice et ff. 1-133 pour le premier volume, ff. 134 à 210 pour le second, tous montés sur onglets, reliure de l'époque pleine percaline (petits défauts à la reliure). Belle réimpression de l'édition de Nüremberg (1592). * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). * Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. * Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. * Langue : Français

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        Poems 1830-1833

      Toronto, 1862. Original Wraps. Collectible; Very Good. This scarce volume was compiled and edited by J. Dykes Campbell. It consists of poems which Tennyson did not reprint in his first collected edition of 1842 but which had appeared in the "Poems Chiefly Lyrical" in 1830 and "Poems", 1833. This is a pirated edition out of Toronto, anonymously publshed, and John Camden Hotten, who tried to put it on the English market, was fined 100 pounds and made to deliver up all copies for destruction. A bright, remarkably well-preserved, unopened copy. Crisp and VG+ in its original blue wrappers, with light toning to the rear panel. Light, forgivable foxing as well at the preliminaries. Housed in a custom-made quarter-morocco box.

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