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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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        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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        Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria, in search of Burke & Wills With a map Showing his Route. Bound in at the rear is the 16 page Article by Ferdinand Mueller, titled "A Systematic Arrangement of the Plants noticed around The Gulf of Carpentaria from the Roper to the Gilbert River, Including those collected durin

      Melbourne: F.F. Balliere, Publisher, 85 Collins Street East., 1862.. First Edition; 8vo; pp [iv], 128, 16; frontispiece group portrait and large folding map, original printed yellow wrapper, original cloth spine. very good copy and rare with the Mueller article bound in. see Ferguson 11329 and 12922. Gives details of the expedition in search of Burke and Wills, organized by the Royal Society of Victoria.

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        Framed handwritten Field Order from the Civil War

      Fredericksburg, 1862. unbound. 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. Confederate General.

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        Orley Farm (Two volume set)

      Chapman and Hall, London 1862 - Signed handwritten note from Trollope pasted in to front endpapers! First edition, two volumes, 1862, hardcovers with 1/2 leather boards, octavo, 320pp. and 320pp., illustrated in b&w. Books near fine with mild rubbing to raised bands on spines, hint of wear to leather corners, bindings tight, texts clean and unmarked, with handsome gilt to top edges of text block and other edges marbled. No DJs, but in protective mylar wraps. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Untersuchungen über den Bau der Nasenschleimhaut, namentlich die Structur und Endigungsweise der Geruchsnerven bei dem Menschenk und den Wirbelthieren.

      - Abh. naturf. Ges. Halle, 7/1. - Halle, Druck und Verlag von H.W.Schmidt, 1862, 4°, 99, (1), mit 5 (1 farb.) Kupfertafeln und dem Buchzettel "Anerkannte gute Schriften; frisches Exemplar im Halbleinenband, mit eingebundener orig. Broschur. First Edition! - Maximillian Johann Sigismund Schultze's (1825-1874) "classic paper on the nerves to the neuro-epithelium in the special sense organs marks an epoch in histology. He describes the cells of the olfactory mucousa membrane "Schultze's cells"." - Garrison & Morton No. 936 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Hyacinthine Porphyrio - Porphyrio Hyacinthinus

      London 1862 - This splendid hand-colored, folio size lithograph from John Gould's (1804-1881)monumental book "Birds of Great Britain" is in excellent condition, measures 14 ½” x 21 ½” and magnificently displays the author's scientific skill and attention to detail. 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 catalog 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 was especially proud of this sumptuous work. He described the Birds of Great Britain as a return to his old love of native birds. 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. 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. Rich, vibrant color is an important attribute of the best 19th Century prints. Many prints by John Gould found on the market today have modern color that affects both the appearance and the value of these great works. John Gould died in 1881 still actively illustrating and producing fine bird books. His stock of unsold copies, unbound text and plates in various states, lithographic stones, drawings and paintings, amounted to nearly three tons. Many of the uncolored pulls from his monumental "Birds of Europe" have been recolored in the last thirty years, and these are often found on the market. Fortunately, the difference between original and modern color can be discerned by looking carefully at the print. When modern color is applied to 180 year old paper, the application is inconsistent; the cellulose of the aged paper has begun to breakdown and can no longer evenly absorb the watercolors, resulting in a splotchy uneven appearance All of the Gould bird prints in Arader Galleries' inventory have exquisite original color. The vastly superior quality of original color can be clearly differentiated from new color by its smooth and even appearance. The inks have noticeably deeper, richer tones. The difference can also be seen in the lovely surface "sheen" that results from the application of gum arabic when the lithograph was first pulled. The hand coloring of engravings and lithographs reached its zenith in the 19th Century. Works that still display their original color are more rewarding to view, and will better hold their value in the years to come.***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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        STALLES DU CHOEUR DE LA CATHEDRALE D'AUCH. Texte et dessins par L. Sancet.

      - Paris, A. Morel, 1862. In-folio (303 X 394) demi-chagrin brun, dos cinq nerfs filetés à froid, caissons à froid ornés d'un fleuron doré, auteur et titre dorés (reliure de l'époque) ; faux-titre, titre, 4 pages, (1) f. (table explicative des planches), 60 planches hors-texte. Rousseurs éparses, parfois fortes, petits frottements à la reliure. BEAU LIVRE contenant 60 PLANCHES (dont une à double page) dessinées par Sancet et gravées sous sa direction sur vélin fort par Auguste Guillemot. L'intégralité de l'ouvrage a été monté sur onglets. AGREABLE EXEMPLAIRE, présenté dans une solide reliure de l'époque. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        La soeur de Gribouille

      Librairie Hachette et Cie 1862 - In-12 (18x11cm), cartonnage toile de l'éditeur, percaline rouge, décor doré sur le premier plat, titre doré au dos, tranches dorées, 392 pages, 71 vignettes en noir par Castelli, EDITION ORIGINALE ; rousseurs, reliure lache, prix en l'état. Castelli [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Journal of Landsborough's Expedition... Journal of Landsborough's Expedition ... in search of Burke & Wills

      Melbourne: Wilson & Mackinnon, 1862. Octavo, engraved frontispiece and large fold-out map of Australia; linen-backed pink printed card boards. First edition, first issue. The map is uncoloured and was not issued with the botanical appendix found in the Baillière issue.

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        Original Albumen Photograph Carte-de-Visite of a Chinese Nobleman

      Singapore Original rare albumen CDV portrait, circa 1862-1863, by August Sachtler, foremost German photographer in Singapore, with Photographer's letterpress monogram to front and credit printed to verso of mount. Card measures approximately 2,5 x 4 inches. Photograph measures approximately 2.25 x 3.5 inches. Very Good condition. August Sachtler was a German photographer in the Straits Settlement, and founder of the first photographic studio established in Singapore, in the early 1860s. He is especially remembered for a now very rare circa 1867 panorama of Singapore Town from Pearl?'s Hill. Initially operating independently, as indicated by the letterpress name and monogram (AG) logo on this item, in circa 1864 he partnered with Kristen Feilberg who was also a tobacco merchant, and also possibly his brother, E. Hermann Sachtler, subsequently changing the studio name to Sachtler & Co. The exact date of the founding of Sachtler & Co. remains unconfirmed but the firm was in operation from the early 1860s until 1874. The earliest panorama in the Straits Settlement was a view of Singapore taken in ten parts by Sachtler & Co. in 1863. The company also published one of the first published albums of the regions, titled "Views and Types of Singapore." In 1864 the company was renowned and produced many photographs. Photographs taken by August Sachtler prior to 1864 however are extremely scarce. Later Sachtler worked with W.B. Woodbury (Sachtler & Woodbury), and from 1867 Feilberg operated alone for a short time. Together with E. Hermann Sachtler he opened a branch in Penang, establishing the first studio there, though Sachtler returned to Singapore in 1869. .

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        Hand-book to the Cotton Cultivation in the Madras Presidency:

      Madras: Printed for the Madras Government by Messrs. Pharoah and Co., Athenaeum Press, , 1862. Exhibiting the Principal Contents of the Various Public Records and other Works connected with the Subject in a Condensed and Classified Form, in Accordance with a Resolution of the Government of India. Octavo. Original red moiré cloth, paper label to the spine. Lithographic frontispiece and 3 other similar plates, map. A little rubbed and sunned, particularly at the spine which is beginning to chip head and tail, short split to the cloth on the front joint, light browning and some foxing front and back, a very good copy. First edition. Fairly uncommon, just 16 locations world-wide on OCLC. An official publication compiled at a crisis point for the English cotton trade. The Lancashire Cotton Famine, the result of overproduction at a time of contracting markets and the interruption of imports due to the American Civil War, led to widespread hardship and unrest. One of the possible solutions was the encouragement of subsistence farmers in the colonies to switch to cotton production in order to replace the supply of premium Sea Island and Orleans cotton from America, and much of the present work consists of a summary of the findings of various official trials and enquiries into the cultivation of American strains and the employment of American techniques and equipment in India. The compiler, James Talboys Wheeler (1824?-1897) travelled out to India in 1858 to become the editor of the Madras Spectator, but soon "abandoned journalism on being appointed professor of moral and mental philosophy in the Madras Presidency College in 1858" (ODNB). He there attracted the interest of the Madras government, and in 1960 became, in effect, their official historian, being "employed to examine the old records; the results of his researches being a report, highly commended by the secretary of state, Sir Charles Wood, and a 'History of Madras in the Olden Time.' In 1862 he was appointed assistant secretary to the government of India in the foreign department, and removed to Calcutta, where, among other duties, he had charge of the foreign and, later, of the home offices when the secretaries were at Simla. Among the printed but unpublished volumes which he compiled under orders of government were a memorandum on the Scinde ameers, summaries of political affairs from 1864 to 1869, of Afghan affairs in the eighteenth and nineteen centuries, and of Persian affairs, a valuable report on Afghan-Turkestan, and a memorandum on the Wahabis, all of which have been freely used by official writers as well as by others who had access to confidential documents". The present work was published in America in 1866 under the title of Madras versus America. A Handbook to Cotton Cultivation.

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      Various places. 1862-1863.. Ten letters, totaling 40pp. Quarto, on folded folio sheets. Minor soiling. Near fine. Archive of ten letters written by Union lieutenant David McKinney, together with a letter of recommendation signed by Major Walter B. Scates. All are dated between October 1862 and June 1863 and narrate the life of the officer as he travels with the Illinois 77th Infantry from Kentucky through Tennessee on to Vicksburg, Mississippi. McKinney (1829- 1903), a resident of Peoria, Illinois, was a thirty-three-year-old teacher when he enlisted in September 1862 as a first lieutenant. He served in the field and staff of the 77th Infantry, and was promoted in March 1865 to captain and assistant quartermaster. Nine of these letters are written to his sister and one to his father. Probably because he was a teacher by vocation, he writes insightful and fascinating letters in which he comments on significant details of camp life, troop movement and plans, and local color. With a knack for narrative writing, he also includes interesting stories, such as the one recorded in his Nov. 3, 1862, letter regarding a "windy encounter" with a "very pretty young rebel lady, whose father is in the rebel army." As McKinney confiscated her cattle, the young lady "scolded & cried in turn." In the first letter (Oct. 16, 1862), McKinney informs his sister that his regiment "is under marching orders for the interior of Kentucky in the direction of Cumberland Gap." In his next letter (Oct. 24, 1862), he writes that they will soon start marching "farther south into the land of Dixie. The darkies are beginning to come into our camps pretty fast, all saying that their masters are rebel & that they want to along with us & most of our boys say come along darkey & he comes." In the four letters written from Kentucky, he often comments on the different sympathies of the important border states' citizens. Early in 1863, McKinney and his regiment arrived near Vicksburg. In a letter dated March 2, 1863, he notes that they did not seem "much nearer the capture of Vicksburg than we did one month ago." He often writes about "feeding off the fat of the earth" while in the South. As an example, he writes on March 2, 1863, about the expedition that he commanded "up the procure from the enemies country along the river forage." At a cotton plantation, the owner and most everyone else had "skedadled" but he did find "an overseer & a few niggers." The Union detachment took what they needed. Near the end of this letter, McKinney tells his sister that he has included a letter that he received when he returned from this expedition "written by Col. Scates by direction of Gen. MClernand the commander of our Army Corps." This letter is signed by Walter B. Scates (dated Feb. 28, 1863, from "Head Quarters 13th Army Corps") and addressed to Lieut. McKinney and is included in this archive. The letter offers "great gratification" for the "orderly and soldierly maneuver in which you have conducted this expedition and performed this duty." On March 23, 1863, McKinney informed his sister that "as soon as Grant gives the word of command, more than 100,000 men are within fighting distance & although V[icksburg] is one of the strongest fortifications naturally on the continent, yet I believe it must eventually fall." McKinney wrote a political letter in June 1863 (no day given) from "Camp in view of Vicksburg, Miss." in which he clarified that he was not "turning Republican. I still continue to be a good 'Jackson Democrat' of the old school.... Copperheads you may truthfully call them, are doing more harm at present to the cause of the 'Union' than fifty or even an hundred thousand openly avowed rebels." He then spends almost four pages opining about the two political parties and their leadership: "Would that we had a Jackson for our Chief Magistrate now, instead of a Lincoln." He continues in the letter reporting that General John A. McClernand, the former commander of the Army of the Mississippi, had been relieved of his duty because of "a jealousy between Grant & McClellan." This is the final letter of this archive. Vicksburg fell to Union troops on July 4, 1863. Well-articulated letters from an educated Union soldier.

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        Ship-Boy's Letter. Ballad. Sung By Madame Sainton Dolby. The Words Written By I I Lonsdale

      Hutchings & Romer, London, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Signed by person(s) connected with bookTHIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated [1862]. Signed [Initialled by Dolby]. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 9 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Signed by person(s) connected with book. Inventory No: 6647006.

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        Afbildninger til Dyrerigets Naturhistorie,

      1862 1862 - til Brug i Skolen og Hjemmet. 600 Figurer systematiskt ordnede paa 32 colorerede og 1 sort Tavle med Forklaring. Kbhvn. 1862. 25 s. + 33 plancher, hvoraf de 32 er i farver. 4to. Orig. komp. hellrd., ryggen svagt falmet, øverste kapitæl løs. Gl. n.p.t. 25 pp. + 33 plates of which 32 are coloured. Publisher's pictorial cloth, spine weakly faded, upper headband worn. Old name on titlep. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Porzana Pygmaea (Baillon's Crake)

      London, Taylor and Francis , 1862-73. Hand coloured lithographed plate, 54.5 x 36 cms, by J. Gould and H.C. Richter, printed by Walter & Cohn. From ?'The Birds of Great Britain?'. Print

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        The Works of Thomas De Quincey

      - Edinburgh- Adam and Charles Black 1862 - An attractive set of works by Thomas de Quincey in Hatchard and Co. bindings. Fourteen volumes of original sixteen, with volumes fifteen and sixteen missing. Nine of the fourteen volumes have engraved frontispieces. Volumes include:v. 1. Confessions of an English opium eater. v. 2. Recollections of the lakes and lake poets. v. 3. Last days of Immanuel Kant and other writings. -v. 4. The English mail coach and other writings. v. 5. Dr. Samuel Parr and other writings. v. 6. Richard Bentley and other writings. v. 7. Protestantism, and other essays. v. 8. Leaders in literature. v. 9. The Caesars, Essenes, and other papers. v. 10. Style and rhetoric and other papers. v. 11. Coleridge and opium-eating and other writings. v. 12. Speculations literary and philosophic. v. 13. Logic of political economy and other papers. v. 14. Autobiographical sketches, 1790-1803. Ex Libris Louis Stomeyer Little, a 19th century surgeon who worked inChina for many years and was a pioneer of Cholera treatment. Thomas de Quincey was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an Opium-Eater. Along with his opium addicted, debt was one of De Quincey's primary constraints, and he pursued journalism as a way to pay his bills. He contributed to many magazines which including his reminiscences of the Lake Poets, later regarded as some of his most important works. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt detailing to spines by Hatchard and Co. Externally, very smart with some rubbing. Personal Ex Libris plate to front pastedown of each volume. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with the occasional scattered spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Vancouver Island and British Columbia, Where They Are; What They Are; And What They May Become. A Sketch of Their Jstory, Topography, Climate, Resources, Capabilities, and Advantages, Especially As Colonies for Settlement

      London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1862, 1st Edition. () viii,182, 16 ads.. Near fine. Octavo. Original blue blind stamped victorian cloth. Gilt title and decoration on the spine. Original coated brown endpapers. Tinted frontispiece. Three tinted plates. Two folding maps. One folding table. A very attractive clean copy of a scarce title. Lowther 185. The author trys to put to rest "many erroneous impressions that are prevalent...of the last settled and least known of the British Colonies..."..

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        Tables of foreign exchanges : and weights and measures of the principal trading places in Europe equated: with remarks on decimal currency / by H. J. Baird

      Edinburgh : printed for the author by W. P. Nimmo, [1862], 1862, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First EditionCopy from the Library of the Board of Trade. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt cross bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 212 pages; Physical desc.: 112 [212] p. ; 29 cm. Subject: Money - Tables. Foreign exchange rates - Tables. Weights and measures - Europe - Tables. Mathematics - Arithmetic and algebra.

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        Schoner mit halbem Winde.

      Um 1862.. Aquarell über Bleistift. 22,6 x 14,7 cm.. Stellenw. kolorierte, detailreiche Bleistiftzeichnung des Marinemalers. Das Blatt zeigt ein zweimastiges Segelschiff mit geöffneten Segeln in leichter Schräglage auf offener See. Unten links bezichnet. - Farbfrisch erhalten. - Versandkosten auf Anfrage (LQ 07).

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        Joannis Maldonati, Societatis Jesu theologi, commentarii in quatuor evangelistas : ad optimorum librorum fidem accuratissime recudi / curavit Conradus Martin - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      Moguntiae : Francisci Kirchhemii, 1862, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, Third EditionScattered, marginal foxing. Near fine copies both in the contemporary vellum over contrasting buckram boards; dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine bands and panel edges very slightly rubbed and toned as with age. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical desc. : 2 v. ; 23 cm. Editio tertia emendatissima. Subject: Bible. Latin. 1862. N. T. Gospels. Bible - Commentaries. Language: Latin.

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        North America

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1862 - Second Edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Folding map. viii, 467, [1], 8, ads; viii, 494, [1] pp. Original pebbled rose cloth. Inner hinge on Vol II splitting. Mudie ad. tipped on to back pastedown, some rubbing and fading, else Very Good. In open-faced slipcase. Sadleir 14 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Nomenclator Fungorum exhibens ordine alphabetico nomina tam generica quam specifica ac synonyma a scriptoribus de scientia botanica fungis imposita.

      Vindobonae, C. Gorischek, 1862. Royal-8vo. pp. viii, 735, (1). Later half cloth. First edition. "Taxonomists have always been great compilers. The first compilation of generic and specific names of fungi, both accepted names and synonyms, was that by Wesceslao M. Streinz in his 'Nomenclator fungorum' of 1862" (Ainsworth p. 280).//Stafleu & Cowan 13.258.

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        Trichopilia crispa marginata

      [London].. [ 1862-1865].. Hand colored lithograph, image approximately 11 1/2 x 11 inches on sheet size 18 x 13 inches. A couple of faint marks to lower margin (outside image area); very good, bright condition. Plate V. An exquisite image of this orchid likely from the publication by Robert Warner and Benjamin Williams "Select Orchidaceous Plants." This work was designed to highlight some of the most beautiful of the cultivated orchids available to the amateur at a time when the orchid fever was just taking hold in England. The image was drawn and lithographed by J. Andrews and printed by the firm of Vincent, Brooks. .

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        Les Miserables Five Volume Set

      New York: Carleton, Publisher. 1862. First American Edition. Hardcover. Original publisher's brown cloth stamped in blind on the sides and lettered in gold on the spines. Chipping to spines, old faint dampstains to cloth on three volumes, mild scattered foxing, some leaves folded at corner, short closed tear to the rear pastedown endpaper of one volume. A good+ set. ; Octavo .

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        The Breath of Life or mal-Respiration. and its effects upon enjoyments & life of man. (manu-graph).

      - London, Trubner 1862. Octavo publisher's printed boards (marked, rebacked); 75pp, illustrations by Catlin through the text. A used but thoroughly decent copy. First English and best edition; the New York edition of 1861 and the later editions (titled 'Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life') are printed letterpress and don't have the charm of this lithographed facsimile of manuscript. Catlin's gift to the civilized world is simple to enunciate - sleep with your mouth shut. The theory and practice are little more complex but the benefits are astounding: no more premature death, death of children; no more idiots, lunatics, deaf, dumb, or hunchbacks. This "most important motto which human language can convey" was learned from example during his years of ethnographic labours among some 150 tribes of "wild people" in North and South America. He doesn't ignore, though, the evidence that the exemplary sanitary habits of these people gave them no protection against small-pox and whiskey.

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        Illustrations of the Birds of California, Texas, Oregon, British and Russian America.

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, . Second edition. 1862 - Pp. viii, 298; 50 splendid hand-colored lithographic plates. Later one-half black morocco leather, spine with 5 raised bands, lettered in gilt on two compartments and decorated with gilt rectangular patterns highlighted with small feathers in the remaining 4 compartments, over green marbled boards with matching green marbled endpapers, lg 8vo (10.75 x 7.5 inches). This is the second edition of John Cassin's beautifully illustrated work on Western birds. The volume features 50 brilliant hand-colored lithographic plates, including many of species discovered after Audubon's Birds and intended to supplement that great work. "In the spring of 1845, John James Audubon, North America's most widely-celebrated naturalist and best-known painter of birds, met for the first and last time the inconspicuous academic who would eventually succeed him as the dean of American ornithologists - John Cassin" (Peck, I-3). "Probably no other ornithologist of his day had such a knowledge of the literature of the subject" (DAB). Cassin's Birds of California is among the most significant and earliest books "representative of the era of western expansion of American ornithology" (Ellis and Mengel). The work was originally published in ten parts between 1852 and 1855 and contains full-page plates and detailed descriptions of 50 species of birds "not given by former American authors." It also includes a "general synopsis of North American Ornithology," in which Cassin compares American birds with species from elsewhere around the world. "No American had ever offered such a comprehensive analysis" (Peck, I-7). The plates for Cassin were made from drawings by G.G. White and executed along the same lines as Audubon's, both the lithographer, William Hitchcock, and the printer, J.T. Bowen, having worked extensively on Audubon's Birds and on the Quadrupeds as well. This description was modified after a similar description used in the past by Bauman Rare Books. For bibliographic notes see also Anker 92, Zimmer, 124, Nissen 173 and Sabin 11369. Small bookplate on the front endpaper labeled: Ex KEK libris. No other ownership marks and no signs of use. A hint of soiling in the outer margins of two plates with no effect to the color images; a truly spectacular copy in fine condition in a fine binding.

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        Cuadro descriptivo y comparativo de las lenguas ind?genas de M?xico. M?xico

      Mexico City: Imprenta de Andre Escalante, 1862 Volume 1 only. lii+395+[4] pages. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") rebound in red leather with gilt lettering to spine. 1st edition.Pimentel's work on linguistic classification in Mexico, unlike that of Orozco y Berra, was as up to date as that of any of his North American contemporaries. The second edition of Pimentel (1874) had considerable influence on subsequent opinion concerning the classification of native languages in Mexico and Mesoamerica generally, and his work was heeded by Powell and other scholars in North America. Pimentel claimed to be "the first to present a scientific classification of Mexican Indian languages based on comparative philology". He proposed several families that were accurate (as well as a few that were not so accurate), including Uto-Aztecan with nine subgroup members; Costeno with Mutsun; Mixe with Zoque; Mixtec, Zapoteco. Pimentel was relatively successful in his attempt to establish family relationships. Interestingly, his methods were those standard in European linguistic studies; in particular, he emphasized grammatical evidence but also utilized basic vocabulary. Although Pimentel favored grammatical evidence, he rejected the generally held notion of the time, maintained by most scholars since Duponeau, that all American Indian languages share the same morphological type.Condition:Tape repair to half title, rebound and trimmed else a very good copy.

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        To His Friend Dr Henry C Wigg : Light In The Window. Ballad. Sung By Madame Sainton-Dolby

      Boosey & Sons, London - Signed by person(s) connected with book. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated [1862]. Signed & Initialled by Dolby. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Signed by person(s) connected with book. Inventory No: 6647004. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Klassen und Ordnungen der Weichthiere (Malacozoa) wissenschaftlich dargestellt in Wort und Bild. Dritter Band erste & zweite Abtheilung: Kopflose Weichthiere (Malacozoa Acephala) & Kopftragende Weichthiere (Malacozoa cephalophora).

      Leipzig & Heidelberg, Winter, 1862-1866. Royal-8vo. pp. 1500, with 136 plates and 136 figures in the text. Contemporary half calf, gilt spines. Nissen ZBI, 591. The complete third volume dealing with mollusca.

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        Archaeopterix lithographica

      1862. Meyer, Hermann von (1801-69). Archaeopteryx lithographica aus dem lithographischen Schiefer von Solenhofen. Offprint or extract from an unidentified periodical [Jahrbuch für Mineralogie?], vol. 10 [1861?]: 53-56. Lithographed plate. Loose in paper wrappers, a bit chipped, title in ms. on front wrapper. Very good.First Edition, and very rare . This is the first copy we have handled in more than 40 years of trading. In 1861 von Meyer, one of the most distinguished 19th-century paleontologists, became the first to describe and name the prehistoric bird Archaeopterix lithographica, fossils of which had recently been discovered in the Jurassic limestone near Solenhofen in Bavaria. Archaeopteryx is the earliest known bird to date, and its fossils represent the first evidence of feathers on Earth. Archaeopteryx has often been considered a link between birds and dinosaurs, since it possesses both avian and dinosaur characteristics.Von Meyer's first informal description of Archaeopteryx, published in an earlier unillustrated paper, was based on a fossil of a single feather. Later that same year a partial fossil skeleton was found bearing excellent impressions of wing and tail feathers, which von Meyer cited in the present paper, identifying it positively as the remains of an ancient bird and proposing the species name Archaeopteryx lithographica, by which it is still known.

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        On the coagulation of the blood (pp.580-611, 6 Abb.).

      . Proc. roy. Soc., 12 (1862) - London, Taylor and Francis, 1863, 8°, XI, (1), LXVI, 731, (1) pp., Abb., 2 Taf., Halbleinenband.. First Edition! - "In his Croonian Lecture Lister exploded the theory that blood coagulation is due to ammonia and showed that, in the blood vessels, it depends upon their injury. He further showed that by carrying out the strictest precautions he could keep blood free from putrefaction indefinitely, thus supporting his theory that bateria were the cuase of wound suppuration." G/M - - The Intrinsic Pathway of Thrombin Formation - "Why does the blood circulating in the vessels not coagulate?" asked T.W. Jones (Observations on some points in the antomy, physiology, and pathology of the blood) in 1842, a question that today still has no satisfactory answer. Before the role of tissue thromboplastin was appreciated, no one doubted that clotting was an intrinsic property of blood. Rather, the focus of attention was upon how clotting was held in check within the blood vessels and was only brought into play when blood was shed. - When John Hunter (A Treatiseon the Blood, Inflammation, and Gun-Shot Wounds (1817)) reported that blood clotted most readily "round the edge of the dish which it contained," he clearly did not grasp the implications of this observation. In 1863, Lister embarked upon experiments that were designed to examine the idea that clotting was due to the liberation of ammonia. Almost incidentally, he made the important discovery that blood remained partially fluid for several hours in a vulcanized India-rubber tube but clotted promptly in an ordinary cup. He concluded that coagulation came about from the contact of blood with some-but not all-foreign surfaces and that blood remained fluid within our vessels as the passive consequence of the noncoagulant nature of their linings. Lister's conclusions were supported by Freund (Ein Beitrag zur Blutgerinnung (1886), who found that clotting was retarded when blood flowing from an artery was collected in tubes lined with oil or vaseline, results similar to earlier experiments by Babington (Some considerations with respect to the blood founded on one or two very simple experiments on that fluid. Thus, a century after Hewson had begun the scientific study of coagulation, the thesis seemed well established that circulating blood was fluid because it did not come into contact with agents that could initiate the clotting process." Maxwell M. Wintrobe, Blood, Pure and Eloquent, pp.619-620 - - Garrison & Morton No. 871

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