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        The Siege of Richmond: A Narrative of the Military Operations of Major-General George B. McClellan during the months of May and June, 1862

      Philadelphia: George W. Childs. 1862. First edition. Hardcover. Ex-Library. A presentation copy, inscribed by the author to L. A. Gobright on the fly leaf. 1862, First Edition. Hardcover, original deep brown cloth with gilt titles. 358 pp. Minor ex-library markings: bookplate (with withdrawn stamp) on the front pastedown, and a small ink stamp on the rear pastedown. No other internal or external signs of library ownership. Else a Very Good copy. Shallow loss to the cloth at the spine ends; corners worn. Text is clean and unmarked. Sound, strong binding. Lawrence A. Gobright (1816-1881) was an Associated Press reporter who covered the entirety of Abraham Lincoln's presidency. Gobright was in DC when Lincoln was shot and after telegraphing the first news of the incident, he headed over to Ford's theater where he was handed Booth's murder weapon by a relic seeker. The author, Joel Cook, was a special correspondent for the Philadelphia Press. A wonderful association copy, inscribed from one Civil War reporter to another. Digital images available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
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        An Account of the Colony of South Australia, prepared for distribution at the International Exhibition of 1862

      Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1862. Octavo, large folding map; title page with small marginal repair, map expertly backed on paper, nonetheless a well preserved copy lovingly bound in half morocco with gilt lettering by Sangorski. A fragile survivor of the International Exhibition. Nice copy of a publication rarely found complete with the map. The booklet was prepared with the intention of promoting South Australia for pastoral and mining investment at the International Exhibition of 1862.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Ueber das Verhalten des Blutfarbstoffes im Spectrum des Sonnenlichtes

      1862. First edition. Hoppe-Seyler, Felix (1825-95). Ueber das Verhalten des Blutfarbstoffes im Spectrum des Sonnenlichtes. In Archiv für pathologischen Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medicin 23 (1862): 446-49. Whole volume. iv, 596pp. 7 lithograph plates. 210 x 132 mm. Half cloth c. 1862, some wear at extremities and corners. Light toning, but very good. 19th century bookplate of the Medical Library of the New York State Lunatic Asylum.First Edition, journal issue. Hoppe-Seyler was the first to describe the optical absorption spectrum of purified red blood pigment, which he named hemoglobin. He described hemoglobin's two distinctive absorption bands, and confirmed that hemoglobin contains iron. The present paper introduced the new spectroscope of Bunsen and Kirchhoff into medical chemistry. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Garrison-Morton 870.

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        A Treatise on Some of the Insects Injurious to Vegetation. by Thaddeus William Harris, M. D. [First Published, Without Illustrations, Cambridge, 1841, under Title: a Report on the Insects of Massachusetts, Injurious to Vegetation]

      Boston, Crosby And Nichols; New York, O. S. Felt, 1862, Hardback, New Edition, enlarged and improvedVery good copy in the original gilt-blocked buckram over bevelled boards. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 640 pages; Description: xi, 640 p. Illus. , VIII col. Pl. (incl. Front. ) 22 cm. A new ed. , enlarged and improved, with additions from the author's manuscripts and original notes. Drawings by A. Sonrel and J. Burckhardt, engraved and colored by John H. Richard and Henry Marsh. Cf. Pref. Illustrated by engravings drawn from nature under the supervision of Professor Agassiz. Edited by Charles L. Flint.

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        Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria, in search of Burke and Wills. With a Map showing his Route

      Melbourne: F. F. Baillière, 1862. Octavo, frontispiece and large folding map, some wear and foxing, handcoloured in outline; original yellow printed boards with linen spine; a very good copy. The quite rare superior form of the Baillière issue with the map handcoloured in outline and with the 16-page botanical appendix by Von Mueller. This is the first public printing of Landsborough's narrative based on official papers and reports.

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        Mr. McKinlay's Explorations. Diary of Mr J. McKinlay, leader of the Burke Relief Expedition, being journal of explorations in the interior of Australia, together with chart

      Adelaide: Government printer, dated 9 October, 1862. Foolscap folio, 56 pp., four cartographic sheets, fine in recent burgundy cloth. First publication of McKinlay's exploration journal. Scarce and desirable: the first printing of the journal of John McKinlay in search of Burke and Wills, an expedition that revealed vast tracts of unknown territory in Northern Australia.In 1861 John McKinlay led the South Australian Relief Expedition in search of Burke and Wills. Although the true fate of the explorers at Cooper's Creek was revealed by Alfred Howitt and his men, it is possible that McKinlay found the remains of Charles Gray, a companion of Robert O'Hara Burke. McKinlay spoke with central desert tribesmen, who showed him the grave of a man they had killed and eaten: to this day it remains uncertain whether this was Charles Gray.Nonetheless, McKinlay and his party proceeded to explore the tropical north of Australia in the footsteps of Augustus Gregory and Ludwig Leichhardt, while making significant new discoveries. This report precedes the Melbourne published book titled McKinlay's Journals of Exploration in the Interior of Australia (Bailliere 1863) and was compiled directly from the journal presented by the explorer to the South Australian government upon his return to Adelaide in 1862. The report is notable for the four cartographic sheets, three of which comprise a detailed route map.

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        O le tusi paia, o le feagaiga tuai ma le feagaiga fou lea, ua faasamoaina.

      Ldn., Printed for for the British and Foreign Bible Society. 1862. Leks8vo. Originalbind med blindpreg på deklene. IV, 852, II, 270 s. Royal 8vo. Publishers full leather binding. Blind tooled. IV, 852, II, 270 pp.. Darlow & Moule 7964. "The Bible. A revised version, in one volume. The work was divided into eight sections, and apportioned among the missionaries. The final revision of the whole was made by G. Pratt, who was mainly responsible for the translation, and H. Nisbet, whileA. W. Murray and G. Turner acted as referees. The edition consisted of 10.000 copies. In less than seven years the entire edition was sold." Very nice copy

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        CSA State of Tennessee Bond

      State of Tennessee 1862 - April 1, 1862 Confederate States of America, State of Tennessee $1,000.00 Bond signed by Governor Isham Harris and counter-signed by Tennessee Secretary of State Ray.Unframed. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Rhymed tactics, by "Gov

      New York: D. Van Nostrand 16mo (14.9 cm, 5.9"). Frontis., 144 pp.; 8 plts.. 1862 First edition: A drill manual set in verse, with illustrations. Here are some instructions for marching by the flank: “‘By the right flank — MARCH,Â’ you get command; / At first, the sergeants place themselves on line, / At march, the men at a right face will stand, / And move at once, at quick or double time” (p. 125). The volume includes a frontispiece and eight plates, which are drawings of officers from the 31st New York Regiment (and other units) demonstrating the manual of arms. One plate shows Lieut. Kline holding his rifle at shoulder arms; while another plate has Capt. David Lamb at attention; and yet another plate shows Capt. Ned Johnson at guard (against cavalry). The frontispiece is a portrait of Col. John A. Godfrey. => Held in most of the expectable libraries but currently uncommon in commerce. Recent black moiré cloth, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label. Title-page and several others rubber-stamped by a now-defunct institution. Pages clean.

      [Bookseller: SessaBks, A Division of the Philadelphia]
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        Darstellungen von Schlössern und Herrenhäusern der Herzogthümer Schleswig, Holstein und Lauenburg, vorzugsweise aus dem fünfzehnten und sechszehnten Jahrhundert.

      Perthes, Besser & Mauke, Hamburg 1862 - 8°(23,5 x 18,5 cm), illustrierter, lithographierter Titel (von H. Soltau), VI SS. (inklusive gedrucktem Vortitel und Titel), 1 Bl. (Inhalt), 156 SS., 47 Tafeln lithographiert von J. Köhler und Noisternick, marmorierter Schnitt, grüner Chagrin-Halblederband mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung und marmorierten Einbanddeckeln im Stil der Zeit (neuer Einband, signiert Honegger). Erste Ausgabe. Kurze geschichtliche und architektonische Beschreibung von 51 Herrensitzen, illustriert mit hübschen Ansichten, teilweise mit Grundrissen. Frisches, nur ganz vereinzelt stockfleckiges, Exemplar. Deutsch 1862 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Werner Skorianetz - Livres Anciens]
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        Moses beschützt die Töchter des Jitro

      1862. Aquarell über Bleistift auf Papier, unten rechts monogrammiert, bezeichnet und datiert: "TG Roma 1862", 28 x 40,2 cm.. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Theodor Grosse wählte für das vorliegende Aquarell eine Szene aus dem Leben Moses', die sein tatkräftiges Eintreten für die Schwachen verdeutlicht. Nachdem Moses einen Ägypter erschlagen hatte, flüchtete er nach Midian, wo er bei der Rast an einem Brunnen sieben Frauen sah, die Wasser für ihre Tiere sammelten. Andere Hirten wollten die Frauen vertreiben und Moses, der Zeuge dieser Szene wurde, trat entschlossen dazwischen und vertrieb die Hirten. Als die Frauen wieder nach Hause zurückkehrten, erzählten sie ihrem Vater Jitro (er wird auch Reguel oder Hobab genannt) davon. Dieser lud Moses zu sich ein und gab ihm seine Tochter Zippora zur Frau. Der Vergleich von Vorzeichnung und Aquarell offenbart Grosses Intention, die Szene zu monumentalisieren. Die kompakte Figurenanordnung im Entwurf erreicht noch nicht jene Betonung Moses' als zentrale Figur. Erst die Dehnung in das starke Querformat ermöglicht es Grosse, die einzelnen Gruppen stärker voneinander abzusetzen und Moses' Befehlsgestus mehr Freiraum zu gewähren. Diese an Raffael erinnernde Geste demonstriert die Macht des Moses. Unter seiner Hand ducken sich die Hirten ängstlich zur Seite und weichen zurück. Wie eine Schutzwand baut er sich zwischen den Töchtern des Jitro und den anderen Personen auf. Dass Moses die Situation durch diese bloße Geste bereits löst, steht in starkem Kontrast zu den älteren Darstellungen des Vorfalls. Bereits Sandro Botticelli hat in einem Fresko in der Sixtinischen Kapelle Moses beim Zuschlagen mit einem Stock präsentiert und Rosso Fiorentino inszenierte 1523 einen brachialen Kampf. Im 17. Jahrhundert zeigen nahezu alle Künstler, von Nicolas Poussin bis Sebastiano Ricci oder Charles le Brun, Moses bei mehr oder minder drastischer Gewaltanwendung. Diese Verlagerung entspricht Grosses Schulung an den Werken der Nazarener. Die oft emotional aufgewühlten Schlägereien des Barock weichen einer mehr kontemplativen Einfühlung. Die Ergriffenheit des Betrachters soll nicht durch Aufregung hervorgerufen werden, sondern durch stille Versenkung. Grosses Maltechnik trägt dazu bei. Die leuchtende Farbigkeit mit der klaren Linienführung lässt die Oberfläche des Blattes wie feines Porzellan erscheinen. Die Reinheit und Makellosigkeit des Bildes korrespondiert mit der Reinheit der Empfindung. Grosse hat diese Art der Flächenerscheinung bei seinen Studien der Renaissancemeister wie Raffael und Andrea del Sarto erlernt. Die auf großflächige Kontraste abzielende Farbpalette und die klare Strukturierung konnte er anhand der italienischen Fresken ebenso verinnerlichen, wie in den Werken des Nazarenerkreises um Friedrich Overbeck, die maßgeblich zur Wiederbelebung der Freskotechnik im frühen 19. Jahrhundert beitrugen. Grosse wird den auf umfassende Verbreitung abzielenden Grundgedanken der Nazarenerfresken fortführen und sich maßgeblich der Ausführung großformatiger Wandgemälde verpflichten. Seine im Zweiten Weltkrieg zerstörten Ausmalungen der östlichen Loggia im Leipziger Museum, an deren Ausführung er von 1864 bis 1872 arbeitete, begründeten dabei seinen Ruhm. Unser Aquarell ist in seiner meisterhaften Ausführung und bildhaften Erscheinung ein wichtiges Werk aus Grosses ersten Jahren in Italien und belegt nicht nur sein zu Lebzeiten viel gerühmtes Können im Umgang mit Farben und Formen, sondern auch seinen Sinn für klar strukturierte Kompositionen, die trotz der verhaltenen Emotionalität zum Mitfühlen anregen. So erweist er sich als einer der wichtigsten Künstler der religiösen Historienmalerei in der Nachfolge der Nazarener.

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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        ALBUM ou COLLECTION COMPLÈTE ET HISTORIQUE DES COSTUMES DE LA COUR DE ROME. Des ordres monastiques, religieux et militaires et des Congrégations séculières des deux sexes.

      Silvestre 1862 "Contenant 80 figures dessinées et coloriées d'après nature par G.Perugini et accompagnées d'une texte explicatif tiré du P.Hélyot". Testo francese. 2^edizione. Cm.29x22. Buona legatura coeva in tela, con titoli in oro al dorso a quattro nervi. Bella raccolta di 80 litografie Lavoisier, nitidamente colorate ed ottimamente conservate, ognuna con la sua velina protettiva.

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        Geschichte des k. k. neunten Hussaren-Regiments Fürst Franz Lichtenstein. Mit handschriftlicher Thunischer Unterschrift auf Titelblatt. Mit 17 litographierten, farb. Bild-Tafeln u. 7 Federzeichnungen auf Tafeln.

      Wien: k. k. Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei 1862 - Neuer Priv.HLDr., 346 S., 4° mit Rückenversilberung; gelber Kopfschnitt. Exemplar auf Vorderdecke leicht geknickt; Seiten stellenweise minimal stockfleckig, sonst in sehr gutem Zustand. Selten. sehr guter Zustand. * Our books are stored in our warehouse, not in the shop. If you want to visit us and see a specific book, please notify us in advance. Unsere Bücher werden nicht in unserem Geschäft, sondern in einem Lager am Stadtrand Prags verwahrt. Bitte teilen Sie uns vorher mit, wenn Sie uns besuchen und ein bestimmtes Buch ansehen wollen. * Book Language/s: de [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Civil War Patriotic Movable Tent Valentine with Its Original Patriotic Envelope

      1862. Card and Envelope. Very Good. Often referred to as "The Soldier's Farewell," this set of cover and movable card is the second hardest Civil War patriotic to find and is identified as "Extremely Rare" in Walcott (see number 2380). The valentine features a flag draped tent with movable flaps that open to reveal a soldier writing a letter to his sweetheart at home. Both card and cover are unused. The card is clean with some light edge wear and one light dot of foxing. The envelope has some light soiling and is missing the top flap and one side flap.

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        ARMEE SUISSE. TYPES MILITAIRES Collection de 15 feuilles représentant tout les corps de l'Armée Fédérale.

      Genève, F. Charnaux Editeur, s.d. (1862). In folio (mm. 470 x 347), tela coeva con ricca decorazione a secco e tit. oro con stemma della Svizzera al piatto anteriore. Raccolta di 15 magnifiche tavole disegnate e litografate a colori da Charles Perron, protette da velina. Le cromolitografie sono particolarmente vive perchè esaltate dalla tempera. Privo della pag. di frontesp. (come in molti esempl. che hanno il titolo sulla copertina). Ogni tavola, con la didascalia in francese e in tedesco, porta: Charnaux Editeur, Place Bel air, Genève (in basso a sinistra) - Ch. Perron del. et lith. (in basso al centro) - Imp. Lemercier, 57 r. de Seine, Paris (in basso a destra). Le tavole 5, 6 e 15 sono firmate Ch. Perron; le altre sono firmate G. Perron. Prima ed unica edizione, molto rara, di quest?'opera dedicata alle magnifiche uniformi svizzere. Le tavole delle uniformi, suggestive, vivaci e decorative, mostrano le diverse truppe con tocchi paesaggistici: includono un Generale, un medico e un veterinario e un membro dei Dragoni. Cfr. Colas, 2318 - Benezit,X, p. 772 definisce l?'artista svizzero Charles Eugène Perron (1837-1909) ?"peintre, lithographe et dessinateur de cartes. Il était le fils de Georges Perron?". Bell?'esemplare, molto ben conservato.

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        Civil War Patriotic Movable Tent Valentine with Its Original Patriotic Envelope

      1862. Card and Envelope. Very Good. Often referred to as "The Soldier's Farewell," this set of cover and movable card is the second hardest Civil War patriotic to find and is identified as "Extremely Rare" in Walcott (see number 2380). The valentine features a flag draped tent with movable flaps that open to reveal a soldier writing a letter to his sweetheart at home. Both card and cover are unused. The card is clean with some light edge wear and one light dot of foxing. The envelope has some light soiling and is missing the top flap and one side flap.

      [Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA]
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        Turnhalle des Hamburg-St.Pauli Turnvereins am Heiligengeistfelde, erbaut 1862. Lithographie mit Tonplatte, von J.Puschkin mit ornamentaler Bordüre in rot.

      Hamburg, Ed. Ritter, (1862).. 30,0 x 37,5 cm. Ganz wenige kleine Stockflecken im Bild, im weißen Rand teils mit vielen kleinen Braunflecken. Seltenes Blatt. [SW - Ansicht, Ansichten, Hamburgensien, Hamburgensie].

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Heinz Tessin]
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        Nice Group of Five Civil War Letters with covers, 6 covers only and 3 Patriotic Covers

      1862. No binding. Very Good. 5 war-date soldiers letters & covers, 6 covers only , 3 unused patriotic covers only. Covers are approximately 5" x 3". A assortment of Civil War letters and the covers that carried them. Some wear and tear, but good condition overall.The three unused patriotic covers graphics include, "Our compromise," depicting a cannon; "How our American eagle service the secession rooster"; and lady liberty. #1) Letter to Henry Durgin, Fife Major, 8th NH Infantry, July 6, 1862: discussion of Lincoln's call for 300,000 more troops, length of the war. From his mother and "affectionate" sister, Laura Laconia, N.Y. Mother hoping war would end soon and discouraged because President Lincoln has just clued up 300,000 more troops indicating a prolonged conflict. Talks of war news - battle of Richmond and 4th of July celebrations with unusual weather subduing the event. Brother Charley gone whaling, sister hopes McLellan will be more successful as a leader. 4page letter, 5" x 8", folded to 5" x 3" approx.#2) Soldier A McNeil, regiment unknown, to Mr. Welton, Jan. 6, 1863: McNeil has been laid up with rheumatism and reports that since the Battle of Fredericksburg, "our Regt they say has been reported unfit for duty. There are two companies that has not got a commissioned officer left. Some are dead, others wounded & some have resigned & gone home... [At Fredericksburg]". 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" 4 page letter folded to 4 3/4" x 2 1/2" approximately.#3) Letter to John Gould, Adj't 29th Regiment from soldier Isaac Webber, regiment unknown, writes from camp in Falmouth, Va., in April 1863: "The Rebbels are fishing all along the river. I guess they are getting hungry over there..." He later mentions that his regiment has a bakery and they get soft bread four times a week. 3 page letter, 5" x 8" approx. folded to 5" x 2 1/2" approx.#4) Letter to Lieut. Fred A. Cummings from hospitalized officer at Washington, June 1863: Rebs are within 6 miles and have captured 125 wagons. 4 pages 5" x 8" approx. folded to 5" x 2 1/2" approx.#5) Clara B. Steele ALS to Mrs. Welton, Aug. 18, 1864: an impassioned letter from Georgetown, D.C., on the wages of war: "I fear as a people we are not yet ready for the blessing of peace. We are not humble enough to cry earnestly unto God our father for help. I hope more people with you went to the churches to pray on the day set apart by the President, then with us. The secession element is yet so strong, with many in this District, that they would not be seen in the churches on that day... The Rebels were strongly fortified & in the Center where our boys were engaged our troops had no chance whatever of getting Artillery to bear on the Rebel batterys. The fire of the Rebels of Grape canister & Shrapnel on our boys who went up to storm the batteries were truly terrific but better luck next time. God works in mysterious ways..." 4 pages 5" x 8" approx. folded to 5" x 2 3/4" approx. The cover mayn't be the correct one for this letter.

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        Atlas of Pathological Anatomy Illustrative of A Clinical Treatise of Diseases of the Liver Parts I and II

      Brunswick and London: Frederick Vieweg and Son; Williams and Norgate. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed and darkened. Both Parts with upper board cracked at inner hinge. Browning to text pages and dust soiling to page ends. Illustrations bright and overall VG. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking. 1862. Second Corrected Edition in English. Brown board cover with laid on title. 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). 20pp + plates; 23pp + plates. Part I with 12 tissue guarded coloured steel -plates; Part II with 14 tissue guarded coloured steel-plates. .

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        Rudiments of Drawing

      London: Thomas Kelley For the Instruction of Youth. Containing progressive lessons for drawing in perspective including sketches, landscapes, marine views, animals, birds etc, with directions for drawing the human figure correctly. In brown half leather with marbled boards. Spine has been repaired, title on black leather label in real gold. Internally new endpapers, Delrue stamp at base of FPD, 1862 in ink to titlepage plus 2 small marks where some tape has been removed from inside edge, not dated, no author although title suggests Thomas Kelley, 120 pp, + 120 B&W plates, mainly 1 image per plate, some light offsetting, light soiling, printed by J Rider, 14 Bartholomew Close, London. Spectacular to say the least and very rarely available for sale!! Oblong 10 * 6 inches. Stunning! & RARE (1 copy at Met Museum NY) not listed at COPAC, WORLDCAT or RAREBOOKS & has not been at auction since 1976.

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        OCHERKI TORGOVLI. ("Study of the Commerce of the Moscow State [Muscovy] in XVI and XVII Centuries"). First Edition

      St. Petersburg: N. Tiblen 1862 - Text in Russian. Quarter-leather. 299 pp. Old library stamps. Front hinge broken. [Rare] Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Festung Rendsburg von der Schleswigschen Seite vor der Demolirung, 1854 bis 1862. Tonlithographie von A. Meinung. Hamburg, Fuchs, um 1862. 25,5 x 40,5 cm.

      1862. . Selten.- Nicht bei Klose-Martius.- Leicht gebräunt.

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        Russian Military Costume: Brigadier 1764-1786. Plate] 550.

      Paris Lemercier et Cie -71 1862 - Hand-coloured lithograph, heightened with gold. Dimensions: (sheet) 430 by 315mm. (17 by 12.25 inches).

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        LES MISERABLES. Bruxelles, A.Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & C., 1862.

      Prima edizione. Testo francese. Opera completa in dieci volumi. Cm.21,7x13,2. Pg.4080 complessive. Buone legature coeve in mz.pelle con titoli e filetti in oro ai dorsi a quattro nervature. Tagli spruzzati. Eccellenti condizioni di conservazione. Si tratta della prima edizione assoluta del capolavoro di Hugo, pubblicato alla fine di marzo del 1862 pochi giorni prima dell'edizione parigina. Non è chiaro se la scelta dell'editore belga fosse dovuta alla necessità di sollecitare i colleghi francesi o a motivi economici. "L'idea del romanzo risaliva la 1830; poi vi era stata la stesura delle "Misères" nel 1845 - 1848 (pubblicate nel 1937); ma intanto si era fatta strada l'esperienza balzachiana di cui Hugo volle tener conto, come pure del romanzo dei bassifondi di Sue; le tendenze socialiste gli si erano accentuate ..... il romanzo dei "Misèrables" è il libro più popolare forse della letteratura europea ......" (M.Zini).

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        Agnes of Sorrento

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1862. First. First edition. Publisher's brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. 412, 16(ads)pp. Attractive engraved bookplate on the front pastedown, spine insignificantly lightened and a very tiny, faint stain on the front board, still a lovely and easily fine copy. A relatively uncommon book, Stowe's idealized "Italian" novel, which exhibited her new found tolerance for Catholicism. Fine copies are exceptionally scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Robert E. Lee stresses the value he puts on honesty in rejecting help from a self proclaimed English Naval officer

      "War date Letter Signed, ""R E Lee,"" 2 pages, 4.75"" x 8"" (sight), ""H[ea]d Q[uarter]s Army [of] N[orthern] V[irgini]a,"" October 14, 1862 to Confederate Secretary of War George W. Randolph concerning a prospective volunteer from England. Light toning along vertical crease, minor separation at fold intersections, else very good condition. Ornately framed with double matting, a transcription accomplished on a plaque and a full-length image of Lee. Not examined out of frame. ?Mr. Edenborough the English Naval officer concerning whom I received a letter from the Secretary of State yesterday, arrived at my Hd. Qrs. today. In a conversation with him, he admitted without hesitation that he belonged to the English East India Navy, and I suppose that his assertion that he was an officer of the Royal navy was made from a desire to increase his importance. There is nothing for him to do in this army, and my opinion of his honesty is not so much affected by his statement as to his position, as to cause me to detain him. I have accordingly given him a passport to return to Richmond where he may be able to find employment, should nothing be found to attach suspicion to his character.? Edenborough was one of many eager foreigners who came to America to fight for the Confederacy. They came for a variety of reasons. Some came out of sincere loyalty to the Confederacy, others were opportunists, who, unable to secure important or lucrative posts, tried their luck in America. In this case Lee encountered a likely opportunist, as Edenborugh deliberately misstated his affiliation with the Royal Navy when he was in fact a member of the much-less prestigious East India Navy. (During the American Revolution, Baron von Steuben similarity misrepresented his credentials to appear more accomplished than he actually was?"claiming to be a drill master for Frederick the Great). Why Edenborough would have been sent to Lee's army is perplexing considering he would have been a greater asset to the fledgling Confederate Navy. With a new naval school at Richmond, Lee sent Edenborough there where he might be better utilized. With strong economic ties (England was a major buyer of American cotton), a large British population in New Orleans, and widespread sympathy for the South?s struggle for independence, many Englishmen played active roles in the Confederacy and remained loyal through the duration of the war. An fine letter from the early years of the war, as the Confederacy worked to build itself both on land and at sea."

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        War Dated Doubleday letter committing to "use every exertion to go into the Field ... as Senators Wade and Chandler & others are disposed to use their influence in my behalf..." despite being assigned to the defense of Washington

      "War Date Autograph Letter Signed ""A. Doubleday"", 5"" x 8"", 2p, front and verso, March 2, 1862, Washington D.C., to Col. William H. Christian, commander of Fort Lyon, VA, regarding Doubleday's appointment as Inspector of Washington's defenses. One vertical fold. Fine condition.Doubleday writes: ""My Dear Colonel, I have been shelved for the present by being placed in command of the Forts on this side of the River. My friends are very indignant and as Sec. Stanton did not issue the order they think they can have it changed. You may rest assured I shall use every exertion to go into the Field and as Senators Wade and Chandler & others are disposed to use their influence in my behalf I am not without hopes they may be successful. If so, you may rely upon my obtaining your Regiment if possible. If you chance to visit the City, call at my office. It is still located in the same place."" With original yellow transmittal cover and original Special Order 54 assigning Doubleday as Inspector of Washington's defenses, February 24, 1862. Issued from ""Hd. Qur's, Army of the Potomac, Washington"", the Order reads: ""Brig. General Abner Doubleday Volunteer service is assigned to duty as Inspector of the defensive works about Washington, and to the immediate charge of those on the Maryland side. By command of Major General McClellan (signed), S. Williams Office Chief of Artillery."" On February 3, 1862, Doubleday had been promoted to brevet Brigadier General of Volunteers which would have put him in charge of a Brigade in General Irwin McDowell?s Third Corps. Three weeks later, Major General George B. McClellan assigned him to the defenses of Washington. Doubleday received his first combat command in August, leading the Second Brigade in McDowell?s Third Corps at Brawner's Farm during the opening actions of Second Bull Run."

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        Battle of Young’s Branch; or, Manassas Plain [Confederate Imprint]

      Richmond: Enquirer Book and Job Press, 1862. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Fair. (Civil War) WARDER, T. B. and Jas. M. Catlett. Battle of Young’s Branch; or, Manassas Plain, Fought July 21, 1861 â€?" “with maps of the battle field made by actual survey, and the various positions of the regiments and artillery companies placed thereon, with an account of the movements of each, procured from the commanding officers, or an officer of the regiment. Also, an account of the battle, also, the battle ground of the 18th July, 1861, with General Beauregard’s report of said battle.” Richmond: Enquirer Book and Job Press, 1862. First Edition. Decimo-octavo, 6.25 x 4 inches. Original scarce printed wraps, 157 pages. Single map as issued, intact [Howes states that some copies were issued with two maps and others with one map] measuring 22.25 x 19.25 inches with some toning and wear to folds. Toning, foxing, and some damp-staining to pages. Wraps quite worn with damp-staining and slight foxing. Paper on spine torn. Considerable edge wear. Bottom corner of back cover chipped. Fair condition. An amazingly scarce Confederate imprint! A victory for the Confederate forces, Manassas Plain [also known as First Manassas or the First Battle of Bull Run by Union forces] was the first major battle of the American Civil War and proved that the war would be longer and more brutal than either side had initially imagined. Due to his actions during the battle, brigadier general Thomas J. Jackson received his nickname “Stonewall Jackson.”

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        Waldschnepfe / Vogel / Jagd Woodcock

      1862 - 73. Blattmass: 37,0x54,0 Lithographie Altkoloriert.

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        TÖCHTER-ALBUM. Unterhaltungen im häuslichen Kreise zur Bildung des Verstandes und Gemüthes der herauswachsenden weiblichen Jugend. Vol. 8. Hrsg. T. v. Gumpert.

      . Glogau: Carl Flemming [1862]. With 29 colourlithographs and illustrations. IV + 568 pp. Publisher's red cloth, richly gilt spine and boards, all edges gilt. Front hinge with two small holes, otherwise fine. * Among the many fine lithographs there is one with the family gathered round the Christmas tree..

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        Period Copy of Two Official Documents "Reporting circumstances attending Her Majesty's Ship Hero touching the ground," Submitted to Vice Admiral Alexander Milne, Commander-in-Chief].

      Halifax 1862 - HMS Hero, Halifax, 14 October 1862. Folio (ca. 32x21,5 cm). 10 pp. On six leaves, glued together. Brown ink on blue paper. Fold marks, minor tears on extremities, outer leaves soiled at edges, but overall a very good manuscript. Detailed official report of the curcumstances of HMS Hero touching the ground while entering the Chebucto Bay (Halifax harbour) on a foggy day of 14 October 1862. The ship's captain, Alfred Ryder gave a detailed report to his commander, Vice Admiral Alexander Milne (1806-1896) about the difficult weather and the ship's course chosen for the passage into the Chebucto Bay. The account gives a good description of the navigational hazards found on the approach to the bay: "Your orders were that I should be with your Flag today. I was desirous of being punctual. For a steamer to remain outside a harbor in Nova Scotia, because the weather is foggy, would, as all navigators on these waters are well aware, result in their remaining at sea for days, and sometimes weeks, after the day ordered for their return, and as there are no good land marks, the runs by Patent log, confirmed by Sounding, must be vainly depended on, even in the occasional clearing of the fog. The extent of the injury appears to be very slight. There are two slight weeps, discovered by careful search in the Fore magazine, and one further forward, but whether arising from the accident, or not we are not certain In conclusion I beg to state that I have commanded four of H.M. Ships in the West Indies, the Baltic, the Mediterranean and Black Sea, and necessarily for many years, and that this is the first occasion on which any one of these has touched the shore." The report is supplemented with the "Statement in compliance with Printed Instructions, part 3, p. 160 regarding the circumstances attending H.M.S. Hero striking the ground off the Harbour of Halifax, Nova Scotia, at 3.5. p.m., Tuesday, the 14 Oct. 1862;" the original statement is signed by Ryder and the ship's master J. Sullivan. "Admiral of the Fleet Sir Alfred Phillips Ryder KCB joined the Royal Navy in 1833. He was the captain of the HMS Dauntless in 1853-1857, of HMS Hero since 1862; Comptroller of the Coastguard in 1863-1866, Second in Command of the Channel Squadron, Naval attaché in Paris; Commander-in-Chief of the China Station in 1874, Commander-in-Chief, in Portsmouth in 1879. He was decorated with the award of Knight, Order of the Medjidie and gained the rank of Admiral of the Fleet" (Wikipedia).

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        Framed handwritten Field Order from the Civil War

      Fredericksburg 1862 - Confederate General. 1 page written on blue paper in pencil, 5.5 x 6.75 inches, [near Fredericksburg], December 18, 1862. Written to General Jubal Early, in full: "General - Col. Critchfield and Capt. Boswell are to give you any assistance that they may be able to render. The Whitworth gun has been ordered to you in order that you may put it in position to meet the enemy's gun boats. My headquarters are on the Corbyn farm. I am General.your most obedt. servant.T.J. Jackson.Lt. General." This letter was written three days after the conclusion of hostilities at the Battle of Fredericksburg (December 15th 1862), best remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the American Civil War, with Union casualties more than twice as heavy as those suffered by the Confederates. Jackson wrote this communication while headquartered at Moss Neck, 11 miles south of Fredericksburg, on an estate owned by the Corbin family, who offered their home as winter headquarters. Jackson stayed there until March 1863 and was killed less than two months later. On the other side of the frame, there is a war-date endorsement in an unknown hand acknowledging that the letter came from T.J. Jackson, Lt. General, Dec. 18, 1862. On the same page, there is a testimonial by Jonathan W. Daniel (CSA Major assigned to General Early), May 29, 1905, stating that he found the order in papers pertaining to "Early's Division while part of Jackson's Corp." It is not cataloged in the "Official Records" and is as close as one could possibly hope in acquiring a Fredericksburg letter. The testimonial is set in a cream-colored matte beside an oval-shaped engraving of Jackson, with a tan and gold wooden frame measuring 15.5 x 18.25 inches. Jackson's penciled writing is very light due to brown toning of the paper and some fading; otherwise very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Admiral David Farragut and General Benjamin Butler facilitate closer cooperation between the Union Army and Navy

      "Endorsement Signed, ""D. G. Farragut, Rear Admiral Comm[andin]g West Gulf Blockading Squadron"" accomplished on the bottom of an Autograph Letter Signed ""W J Meredith Paymaster"", 1 page, 7.75"" x 12.25"", Flag Ship Hartford, Pensacola Bay, November 1, 1862 requesting $10,000 to meet payroll for the crew. Offered together with a Manuscript Document Signed, ""Benj[amin] Butler Maj[or] Gen[eral] Com[mandin]g"" 1 page, 8"" x 7.5"", New Orleans, December 23, 1862 accepting a loan of $25,000 from the Army to the Navy for the use of paymaster Meredith. Both documents bear expected folds, light soiling, and some minor marginal wear, else very good to fine condition. The first piece, a letter from the paymaster of the U.S.S. Hartford requesting the approval of funds from Farragut, reads, in full: ""Sir: There is required for the use of this vessel in the Paymaster Department under the head of the appropriation for Pay Ten thousand dollars."" Farragut, together with the captain of the U.S.S. Hartford, James S. Palmer, approves the request, adding their endorsing signatures below. Apparently, $10,000 would only last so long as evidenced in the second document, which documents the approval by General Benjamin Butler, commanding at New Orleans, of a $25,000 loan from the Army to the Navy to meet the latter's payroll requirements. It reads, in full: ""Received form Paymaster W J Meredith US Navy a draft dated Dec[embe]r 20th 1862 for Twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000) on Gideon Welles Secretary of the Navy under which the appropriation for 'Pay of Navy' Said Draft being given by Rear Admiral D G Farragut to me in return for Twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000) advanced by the Army to the Navy, Twenty dollars of which was for disbursement by Paymaster W J. Meredith and five thousand dollars by Paymaster G L Davis."" Cooperation between the United States Army and Navy was a contentious issue since the founding of the republic. The two service branches were independently represented in the cabinet and both had developed distinct organizational cultures. The outbreak of the Civil War demanded closer cooperation between the two branches as the Navy would be required to help land large bodies of troops in costal and river operations against the Confederate States. Perhaps the finest examples of Army-Navy cooperation came during the operations against New Orleans in 1862 and later at Mobile Bay in 1864. In the latter episode the Army lent it's signal officers to Farragut's fleet in order to coordinate both the naval force as well as the troops landed to take the forts guarding the bay. The operation proved a resounding success and closed the last major oceanic port controlled by the Confederate States."

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        Rose Coloured Pastor - Pastor roseus

      London 1862 - John Gould (1804-1881)A selection from Birds of Great Britain, published in London 1862-73. Hand-colored lithograph measuring 14 1/2” x 21 1/2”. Condition: Some very minor and light age spots. John Gould was without question the most prolific natural history artist of the nineteenth century. He worked during a period of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould shared the romantic enthusiasm of his time for such subjects, as well as the popular impulse to catalogue exotic wildlife. He combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents. Drawing on these abilities, he embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. Gould’s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world. Gould described the Birds of Great Britain as a return to his old love of native birds and was especially proud of this work. Unlike in earlier publications, however, the illustrations incorporate more nests, eggs, and young than the earlier works, with a focus on landscapes and family groupings. The ornithologist and his collaborators took more of an interest in creating accurate, appropriate settings, and included more plants and fully delineated environments, resulting in a number of lavish scenes of action and interaction. Gould's rightful pride in these illustrations was reflected in his preface explanation of their coloring: " every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were colored by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought." Gould's pride in The Birds of Great Britain was matched by its public success. The list of 468 subscribers included the nobility and scientific luminaries of Europe and America. ***Eligible with purchase for 50% discount on framing for this item by Arader Galleries ***If you frame up this item with Arader Galleries you can take a 50% discount off the listed price of this work of art.***

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        British Conchology, Or An Account Of The Mollusca Which Now Inhabit The British Isles And The Surrounding Seas [FIRST EDITION SET COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES]

      John Van Voorst, London, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First EditionVolume One. 1862. Land And Freshwater Shells. Volume Two. 1863. Marine Shells, Comprising The Brachiopoda, and Conchifera From The Family Of Anomiidae To That Of Mactridae. Volume Three. 1865. Marine Shells, Comprising The Remaining Conchifera, The Solenoconchia, And Gasteropoda As Far As Littorina. Volume Four. Dated 1867. Marine Shells, In Continuation Of The Gastropoda As Far As The Bulla Family. Volume Five. 1869. Marine Shells And Naked Mollusca To The End Of The Gastropoda, The Pteropoda, And Cephalopoda; With A Supplement And Other Matter, Concluding The Work. Books - in Very Good maroon boards with gilt lettering - usual slight bumping and rubbing to extreme corners also slight wear to extreme ends of spine. Faint spotting to title pages. Volume II - light marking to edge of rear board. Volume IV - light, faint, fine paint spotting to rear board .Volume 5 Light, faint, fine paint spotting to front board, also marked to the long edge front and rear boards. SEE SCANS otherwise nice, tight, clean, bright and tightly bound in original bindings. An Attractive Set of the Desirable 'Coloured' Edition of this classic work. Size: 7.75 inches tall by 5 inches. cxiv, 341, xiv, 465, 393, 486, 258 pages which includes indexes. With a colour frontispiece and protective tissue in each volume, in volumes one, two, three and four 8 full page monochrome illustrations to the rear and in volume five 102 full page colour illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Natural History & Resources; Inventory No: 8199.

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        British Conchology or an Account of the Mollusca Which Now Inhabit the British Isles and the Surrounding Seas - Volumes 1-5 Complete

      John Van Voorst, London 1862 - Volumes one to five collated and complete. Each volume has a colour frontis plate and eight monotone plates. Volume five has in addition 102 supplementary plates in monotone. Publishers original cloth, rebacked with original spines relaid. Armorial bookplate of George Henry Parke to front pastedowns. This set is ex libris A.A.Allen with his informed and useful marginalia notes. A good set with provenance. 200x130mm [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        British conchology : or an account of the Mollusca which now inhabit the British Isles and the surrounding seas - Complete in 5 volumes

      London : J. Van Voorst (1862-69), 1862, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionNear fine copies all bound in modern gilt-blocked, fine-ribbed cloth. Remains a particularly well-preserved set; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description; 5 volumes : color frontispiece, plates (partly color) ; 19 cm. Notes; Includes bibliographies and indexes. Contents; Vol. 1. Land and freshwater shells -- v. 2. Marine shells, comprising the Brachiopoda, and Conchifera from the family of Anomiid? to that of Mactrid? -- v. 3. Marine shells, comprising the remaining Conchifera, the Solenoconchia, and Gasteropoda as far as Littorina -- v. 4. Marine shells, in continuation of the Gastropoda as far as the Bulla family -- v. 5. Marine shells and naked mollusca to the end of the Gastropoda, the Pteropoda, and Cephalopoda; with a supplement and other matter, concluding the work.Subjects; Mollusks - Great Britain. Shells - Illustrated works - Great Britain. Shellfish.

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        Grossbritannien. London und seine umgebung

      Coblenz Karl Baedeker 1862 - First edition. xlvi, 332pp, 11 maps and plans, some coloured, including 3 large folding maps at rear, slightly frayed at edges , previous owner's stamp to title page, restored preserving most of the publisher's old style red cloth binding, gilt lettered, minor wear to the extremities; a very good copy. A scarce first edition. This title was published from 1862 to 1912. This copy DOES NOT contain the rare supplement for the International Exhibition held in South Kensington in May 1862. This was always inserted loose in the volume and is usually missing. However this copy may never had the supplement as it was issued in "June 1862" (date on endpapers) after the Exhibition had ended. Hinrichsen D420. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      [Various places. 1862-1863, plus several later pieces].. Over 145 items, comprised of letters, documents, and later pamphlets. Primarily quarto sheets. Old fold lines, some light wear and soiling scattered throughout. Generally very good, contained in two binders. The extensive archive of Union Colonel John Frederick Pierson, consisting of over 145 items, mostly relating to the arguments and disagreements among the officers of the 1st New York Volunteer Infantry. J. Frederick Pierson served as an officer from when the regiment was mustered in June, 1861, serving as colonel until he was shot through the chest at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. Before that, he quarreled with other regimental officers, which resulted in arrests and court- martials. Many of these documents deal with the ongoing and disruptive fights between the officers. John Frederick Pierson (1839-1932), the son of a New York steel merchant, was privately educated in New York City. He joined the New York National Guard in 1857 (7th New York Regiment, Co. "K"), but once the Civil War broke out, he was attached to the 1st New York Infantry, Co. "H," as a lieutenant. He quickly climbed up the ranks, becoming a Captain in May 1861, Major in July 1861, Lieut. Colonel in September 1861, Colonel in October 1862, and breveted a Brigadier General in March 13, 1865 (as part of the general brevet promotion that occurred that day). He was wounded twice, once at the Battle of Glendale and once more seriously on May 3, 1863, at the Battle of Chancellorsville, where he was shot through the chest or shoulder. The 1st New York mustered out in June, and Pierson joined the New York 37th on his recovery. He was captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia, on Oct. 14, 1863, and taken as a prisoner of war to Libby Prison in Richmond until exchanged. After the war, he joined his family's business, the Ramapo Iron Works. The 1st New York mustered into the Army of the Potomac for two years in May 1861, the first U.S. regiment to enroll for that length. They were first assigned to Fort Monroe, Virginia, then ordered to Big Bethel. From there, they went to Newport News. The regiment was active in several battles, including Big Bethel, Glendale, Second Bull Run, and Chancellorsville. Many of the earliest documents in this archive regard the New York National Guard (7th New York Regiment, Co. "K"), to which Pierson belonged. One such document is an 1861 roll of the members of the 7th New York, Co. "K," which includes Pierson, and a list of Co. "K" members killed and wounded during the Civil War. After Pierson joined the New York 1st Infantry, Co. "H," on June 27, 1861, he became involved in "the Recruiting business" for the regiment, even using family members, such as his brother Charley, to help. Several letters are included from J. Frederick to Charley, one pleading, "You must help me.... Can I get any men there?" Documents from this period also include invoices of purchases for military equipment, including military weapons; promotions; and more. Also included are various general orders listing the promotions of Pierson; lists of "the Officers Mess of Company H" (June 14, 1861, four days after participating in the Battle of Big Bethel); a military appointment of Pierson to captain in the 1st New York signed by New York Governor Edwin D. Morgan (May 27, 1861); a military appointment of Pierson to major signed by Gov. Morgan (July 29, 1861) with a document signed by Adj. Gen. J. Meredith Reed Jr. Trouble began to surface for the 1st New York in early 1862 as the regiment joined the Peninsula Campaign in southeastern Virginia. In a letter from Col. Garrett Dyckman at Newport News, Virginia, Pierson finds out that many of the men under Dyckman were hostile to them: "I occasionally receive a hint that the clique business is still flourishing in the Regt but it does not show itself to me. It appears as if Cl. Co. Bj. & Sil. cannot come to an understanding in what manner they shall remove those above them or who shall fill the vacancies if removed therefore each appears to work on his own hook. The officers in the Regt who are against both of us are (I may as well write their names) Clancy, Coles, Yeamans (Silva against me), Bjorg, (Shaw against you) Hamilton (against you) Campbell (against me) Melville (against me) Hyde, & Carpenter, those not mentioned are either friends, or men of well balanced minds, who would think cliquing too contemptible a business for them to enter into." Earlier in January 1862, Berry sent a letter to Major Henry W. Breevort (a fair copy is included) suggesting that the regiment was dysfunctional and thus should be disbanded: "I have to say that the three field officers of this Regt. are very unfriendly to each other, and since its connection with the Brigade, they have done all they could to render each others places uncomfortable. This fight has of course descended to the line Officers sending one way and many another, and so to the Rank and file, until it came to pass that there was no discipline in the Regiment. I do not mean to say that there are no good Officers, for there are quite a number of good and deserving ones but from the quarrel existing between the field Officers, and from the trouble occasioned by some disorderly officers of Line the Regiment has suffered extremely.... Lieut. Col. Pierson is in arrest. Major Jas. Clancy is in arrest also. [Berry then lists the names of eight other officers who have been arrested in connection with the crippling quarrel.] I would recommend that the recommendations of General Birney, General of Division, to break up the Regt. and place the members with the 37th N.Y.V. be carried out or that the whole lot of the officers now under arrest be got rid of." Matters got worse when Major James T. Clancy was placed under arrest on July 17, 1862. Two other officers were dismissed in a directive from President Lincoln and carried out by Special Orders No. 179 (included here) issued by the War Department on Aug. 2, 1862. Then in a letter to War Secretary Edwin Stanton (a fair copy is included), Pierson reports the strange desertion of Col. Garrett Dyckman when ordered to the front lines: "At Yorktown he left the Regiment, and has not reported since." Several others also deserted. In this letter, Pierson asks Stanton to dismiss all of them from the army because they "have proved themselves to be worthless officers, if not cowards" (Aug. 24, 1862). Included in this archive are holograph statements dated Sept. 8 & 10, 1862, from two of the accused, Capt. William Coles and Major James Clancy. In their statements, they explained their absences from the regiment (Coles cited "Cholic" and Clancy blamed his "horse being lame from a wound"). According to another document, Cole was found guilty of being absent without leave and neglect of duty; his punishment was the suspension of rank and pay for one month, along with a public reprimand in general orders. Clancy, who was removed from his appointment, was reinstated later in September (those documents are also included here). Pierson has endorsed each statement by Cole and Clancy with an endorsement arguing that both had intentionally deserted. In a significant letter dated Sept. 15, 1862, to Brigadier General David Birney from Annapolis, Maryland, Pierson explains the unfortunate affair. Two copies of this letter are included, one being Pierson's retained copy. After the military trials of Cole and Clancy, Pierson wrote his father on Oct. 10, 1862: "I am making a big fight here now, and go around full of impudence and bowie knives.... The men are enthusiastic over my return." Likely, Pierson felt better about his prospects because the day before, he received his commission as colonel of the 1st New York (signed by Governor Morgan and included here). In another letter to his father dated Dec. 27, 1862, Pierson reports on the day that Clancy returned to his position in the regiment. "Upon his arrival, I demanded 'What are you doing here sir?' 'I am here by order of the Secy. Of War.' Permit me to see the order Sir? He gave it to me and I quietly whistled Yankee Doodle and unhesitatingly endorsed it thus 'The position previously occupied by Mr. Clancy was regularly filled before the date of this order, and he cannot therefore be restored....' I handed it to him and said 'You will of course leave this camp Sir.' ...Mr Clancy backed out.... If he prefers to contest the point he can give me much trouble." On Dec. 29, 1862, Gen. Hiram G. Berry, commander of the division, praised Pierson for improving the regiment: "In justice to your endeavors to make the Regm't under your command one of the best in this Division, I beg leave to say that you may have positive proof of the value set upon these exertions. That, since your promotion to your present position your Regiment has improved beyond my expectations, although I knew of your previous worth as an officer. When the First New York joined my Brigade at Fair Oaks, its discipline was very poor. The habits of many of its Officers were such as to demoralize. ... I am happy to say that through your exertions many worthless officers have been got rid of." Three fair copies of this letter are included. By then, however, a serious quarrel had broken out between Pierson and Clancy. Letters of accusation between the two are included. Pierson's impudence became obvious to his own commanding officer, Brig. Gen. David B. Birney, who got involved, writing a letter from the 1st Division headquarters on June 13, 1863, which reads in full: "The conduct of Colonel Pierson has been very insubordinate and I am told by Gen'l [Hiram G.] Berry has tended greatly to relax discipline in his Brigade. I am confident his release from arrest is because of...statements made to the Sec'y of War by the influential friends of Col. Pierson. I would urge that no decision be made before Major Clancy and Gen'l Berry both are heard." Pierson himself had been placed under arrest the very next day, in October, 1863. To his utter embarrassment and chagrin, he "was taken by the Enemy and subsequently thrown into a Richmond Prison. While the disgraceful fact that I was captured while under arrest at the rear of the Army was published in the Papers. As my conscience Sir, and my memory both acquit me of ever having neglected my duty or committed any Military Offence." Many more letters and documents concerning this affair are included. This archive contains many other letters (many of which are fair copies) and documents signed by numerous Union officers, such as requests for leaves of absence; various directives, many issued by Pierson; general orders; "orders for the government of the Police Guard" (August 10, 1861); invoices, such as one from the Depot of Army Clothing and Equipage (April 10, 1862); a list of members of the "First Regmt. Inf. N.Y.U.S.V." killed and wounded in the Civil War; letters of promotion recommendations; a document certifying that Col. Pierson "has been exchanged as a prisoner of war.... He will join his Regiment without delay" (signed by E. D. Townsend, Assistant Adj. Gen., October 5, 1862); and more. Several post-Civil War items are also included: The Union Club (1867) containing the constitution, rules and list of members and officers of the exclusive New York City social club (Pierson is listed as a member); The Seventh Regiment Gazette (January 1933), with an obituary of Pierson; The New York National Guardsman (June 1933); and the fiftieth anniversary edition of The Seventh Regiment Gazette (August 1933) with an article on Pierson. A considerable archive, worthy of further research.

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      [Various places. 1862-1865].. Approximately 400pp. 12mo. and 20pp. folio, approximately 17,000 words. Accompanied by four photographs and several other relevant documents. Two 12mo. leather diaries. The first in wallet-style with some light wear. Very minor foxing and soiling internally. The second diary lacking rear cover, spine and front cover worn with some chipping. Text lightly dampstained. Both highly legible. Folio sheets with old fold lines, minor soiling. Some light wear the other documents. Overall, in very good condition. A significant Civil War archive recording the experiences of Corporal Hoadly Hosford of Company I of the 44th New York Infantry. Hoadly Hosford (1841-1903), a twenty-two- year-old farmer from Ashland, New York, enlisted at Albany, New York, on Sept. 17, 1861. The regiment, part of the Army of the Potomac, was also known as Ellsworth's Regiment, after Elmer Ellsworth, the first officer to die in the Civil War. Hosford was a sharpshooter in the regiment, which wore zouave uniforms. He transferred into the 146th New York Infantry regiment, Co. "G" on Oct. 10, 1864, as a 2nd lieutenant and was discharged on July 16, 1865. Hosford's daily entries from March 1862 through December 1864 are particularly noteworthy because of the number of engagements in which Hosford fought. He also recorded almost exclusively military details, including troop movements, activities, and battles. Only occasionally did he not make an entry on a date. His daily diary entries from 1862 are his transcriptions on bifolium sheets from his original 1862 diary, possibly transcribed during the war. These transcriptions consist of twenty pages, the first headed with "Sheet No. 1. / H. G. Hosford / Diary / Commensing / March 9th 1862, when the 44th left Hall's Hill, Va." The entries begin March 9th and end on Dec. 17, 1862, recorded as the Union army moved northwest into the Virginia Peninsula to begin the Peninsula Campaign, which lasted from March through July 1862. Hosford records troops movements, his participation in battles and skirmishes, and being under frequent Confederate artillery fire. In his entry dated April 21, Hosford records the Union army's use of aeronauts and their tethered observation balloon, which General McClellan used to observe Confederate locations: "Little Mac is watching every movement of the Rebels closely. I suppose they would like to get our balloon." On May 12, he notes that "most of our fun consists in hearing the darkies tell about the Rebels; they get it off in such a queer way." Throughout 1862, his regiment was often near the front. During the Second Battle of Bull Run, Hosford records on August 29 that he was wounded: "We left the Junction this morning, joined our Regt and marched some four miles when we come across the Rebels, formed line of battle, lay under fire of their guns about one hour, when they were silenced by our batteries. Afterwards they took leave. [August 30] We are having some fun with the Rebs this morning on the Bull Run battle ground. Our brigade is in front. The batteries are shelling over us. 4 o'clock. We charged, got badly cut up. I am wounded." Hosford was sent to a hospital in Philadelphia to recover (his wounds were to his side). Within a month he had returned to his regiment. In early November, Hosford laments, as did many other Union soldiers, that General McClellan had been replaced: "We don't like the removal of Little Mack and we mourn the loss of our leader." In the 1863 diary, Hosford details his participation in the battles of Chancellorsville (April 30 to May 6) and Gettysburg (July 1-3). At Chancellorsville, the Union lost to General Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia, mostly because of Lee's risky decision to divide his army. Hosford's regiment had to march hard to get to the battle, but once they arrived, they fought gallantly: "We started out at an early hour. Marched about 15 miles, crossed the Rappahannock river about 10 a.m. crossed the - Rappahannock in the afternoon and chased the Rebs off at a great rote" (April 29); "We did not march far today. Found the enemy in force to day...." (April 30); "We left our positions about 4 am. fell back about 1 mile and built rifle pits, and we now defy the rebels to come and fight us. The fighting has been on the right of the line today and has been very hard. We hope to whip the enemies of our country this time" (May 2); "We were awoke at 3 this morning and went up on the right of the line, formed line of battle and built rifle pits, and we are now prepared to fight the Rebs any time they see fit to attack us. The battle raged for five hours. This forenoon without any cessation we intend to carry out our intentions, to defeat the Rebels" (May 3); "We were busy strengthening our works. There has not been much fighting on the right of the line today. We are now in the vicinity of Chancellorsville, I have been very fortunate since the battle has been going on, we have had 8 wounded in our Regt." (May 4); "The boys have been very busy cleaning the sacred soil of Va. off their pants and shoes and we expect to be looking good as ever in a day or two. The roads are in very bad condition as we have had a very heavy rain storm" (May 6). After several days of fighting, the Army of the Potomac, commanded by General Joseph Hooker, recognized that they had been defeated and withdrew back across the Rappahannock River. Only weeks later, General George Meade, who had replaced General Hooker, involved the Army of the Potomac in the Battle of Gettysburg, which is considered the turning point in the war and produced the most casualties of all Civil War battles. Hosford and the 44th Regiment were stationed on the left of the Union line, defending Little Round Top, where they suffered very heavy losses - 112 killed, wounded, and missing. Hosford records the following entries about his participation, beginning on June 29 as his regiment marched toward the quiet Pennsylvania town: "We were on the march at 7 a.m. Passed through Frederick city about 10 a.m. it is a very fine place. We passed through Mt. Pleasant and Liberty. We encamped for the night near Liberty. We marched 18 miles today. I am very tiard [sic]" (June 29); "We went on the march at 4 a.m. Passed through the following places. Johnstown, Middletown, Uniontown, Fritzelburgh, and Union Mills. We are encamped at the last place quite a body of Rebel Cavalry, left this place at 11 a.m. today. We marched 22 miles today and are very tiard" (June 30); "We left Union Mills at 11 a.m. Our Cavalry engaged quite a force of Rebs at Hanover (Pa) and drove them from the place. Our column arrived at that place about 3 p.m. We halted and got our supper. About dark we went on in the direction of Gettysburg" (July 1); "We marched 9 miles from Hanover last night. This morning we started for the front. Took our position at 3 p.m. at which there the battle opened. The Rebs advancing. The carnage was dreadful. The battle raged until dark, we held the field. The loss in our Regt is 112 killed and wounded. I did not get injured at all" (July 2); "Our company went on picket last night, the killed & wounded Rebels in front of our Regmt, lay pretty thick, they all fell into our hands. We fought this morning untill about 9 a.m. when we were relieved and fell back. We built rifle pits in our front after we fell back. There is not much fighting going on today" (July 3); "We have lain in the pits all day. Not much fighting going on. We have driven the Rebels at every point and now hold the field, nearly all nearly all their killed and some of their wounded fell into our hands. We think the Rebs have left" (July 4); "Received orders this morning to advance. We went about one mile. Found no Rebels to oppose us. We shortly got orders to march and accordingly started, We marched till about 1 at night when we encamped. It is very muddy and bad marching, I am very tiard" (July 5). For the next three weeks, the Union army half-heartedly pursued the fleeing Confederates, at times lining up for battle while the enemy was nowhere near. In the 1864 diary, Hosford records his participation in the Wilderness Campaign, which pitted U. S. Grant against Robert E. Lee in some of the hardest fighting of the war. During that campaign, which lasted through May and June, Hosford noted building many breastworks and participating in hard marches and heavy fighting: "marched about one mile formed line of battle....The skirmishers opened a brisk fire the Rebs falling back" (May 22). During the thirteen-day battle of Cold Harbor (May 31-June 12), the only battle that General U. S. Grant regretted, Hosford writes that "we...established our line in a pine woods and throwed up heavy breast works. The Rebels moved upon us in two lines of battle, we opened fire on them and after an hour or to fighting we fell back with considerable loss. We lost in our Regt. 5 men wounded and 1 killed" (June 1); " left our earthworks about 4 P.M. fell back against the swamp the Rebels came down on us in a short time after and we had a heavy battle with them which lasted until dark we held our ground.... I think the Rebels have lost heavily" (June 2); "We have lain in our trenches all day with out being shelled but an occasional bullet would fly over our heads reminding us that the Rebels were still in our front, very heavy fireing has been going on today" (June 5). Hosford recorded more of his regiment's movements and skirmishes with the enemy, which continued for the next few weeks. Although the Army of the Potomac suffered severe losses, they were victorious. On Aug. 17, 1864, Hosford noted that he had "joined the 1st Div. Sharpshooters to day and was appointed Sergt. Major of the Battalion." The next day, he notes the beginning of the Battle of Globe Tavern: "[our regiment] moved on the Jerusalem Plank road in the direction of the Weldon railroad. Took possession of the road.... At about 3 P.M. we were attacked by a large force of Rebels both parties losing heavily." On the final day of the battle, August 21, "The Rebels made an attack on the 1st Div 5th Corps of which I am a member and were repulsed with heavy loss in killed wounded and prisoners. About 500 were taken in this engagement with three or four Battle flags. I think we have won quite a victory to day. Our Sharp Shooters were out popping at the Johnnies to day." On September 30, the young soldier and his regiment "broke camp on the Weldon R.R. at a early hour and moved to the front. Attacked the Rebels about 10 a.m. and drove them from two line of works capturing 1 cannon and several prisoners." In addition to the diary material, this archive also includes the three cartes de visite (two featuring Hosford [both post-Civil War] and one featuring the battle-worn 44th New York regiment flag); three tintypes (two 1/9 plate featuring Hosford as a soldier in Union uniform, and one showing an unidentified man); one ambrotype (1/9 plate) featuring an unidentified woman. Additional documents include a commendation signed by Brigadier General Joseph J. Bartlett, commending the "Soldierly conduct and bearing of Sergeant Hoford", dated Dec. 3, 1864; a 44th NY Infantry Regiment document signed by Colonel James Rice dated Jan. 5, 1863, promoting Hosford to sergeant; handwritten special orders regarding sharpshooters dated Nov. 2, 1864; Hosford's discharge document dated Feb. 18, 1864 (he reenlisted the next day); Hosford's appointment as a sergeant in the 44th New York Infantry Volunteers Regiment, Company "I", dated Feb. 19, 1864; a letter written by Hosford. dated April 22, 1865, applying to Colonel Moon of the 118th U.S.C. Infantry for the vacant position of 2nd lieutenant; Hosford's final discharge papers dated July 16, 1865; Edward Bennett (a fellow soldier) ALS June 13, 1886, regarding an article he had written about the 144th's participation at the Battle of Gettysburg; three post-war pension documents/letters; a letter of commendation; a G.A.R. membership badge (the ribbon exhibits many tears); eleven brass uniform buttons from Hosford's Union Zouave uniform coat and held together by string; and a MANUAL OF ARMS FOR THE USE OF THE RIFLED MUSKET ADOPTED BY THE 44th REGIMENT N.Y.S.V. (1863, 50 pages) inscribed to Hosford from Lieutenant Johnson of the 44th on December 12, 1863. All items are housed together in a small wooden box with a hinged top door. All told, an interesting archive documenting a Union soldier's activities in several of the most important engagements of the Civil War.

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