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        Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg ( Bd. I: Die Grafschaft Ruppin etc.)

      Hertz, Berlin 1862 - Erste Ausgabe ( WG 11 ). Erster Band der von 1862 bis 1882 erschienenen " Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg ". XI, 475 Seiten, Leineneinband ( möglicherweise unter Verwendung des Originaleinbands ) mit Leinwandrückenschildchen. Inhalt: Die Grafschaft Ruppin - Der Barnim - Der Teltow - Anmerkungen. Der unschöne berieben und etwas bestoßen, Einbandrücken stark (!) fleckig. Innen durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, gelegentlich auch stärker. Erste Seiten mit kleinem Fleck im oberen Bereich. Buchschnitt etwas fleckig. Insgesamt ein wenig schönes, aber seltenes Exemplar dieser ersten Veröffentlichung von Th.Fontanes Hauptwerk. ( Pic erhältlich / webimage available ) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Friederichsen]
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        "News by Telegraph"

      [Rockland, Maine: Rockland Gazette], 1862. Printed broadside in three columns. 13 x 9-1/4 in. Old folds, else fine. Unrecorded Broadside Broadside reporting events of the Civil War, including the surrender of Fort Macon, N.C., General Butler's advance on New Orleans, and an unfounded report on the fall of Wilmington (it would not be captured until 1865). The remainder of the broadside concerns gardening and farming matters. Attributed to the Rockland [Maine] Gazette based on the similarity to the type faces and layout of the 1861 Rockalnd Gazette broadside "Important News by Telegraph." There is also news here from Buckfield and Gorham, Maine and news of Major Lothrop of Leeds, Maine.

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        The Lower St. Lawrence, or Quebec to Halifax via Gaspé and Pictou. To which is appended Mr. Wood's Description of the River Saguenay also Legends of the St. Lawrence and All about Fishing, &c &c

      Quebec: Printed at the "Mercury" Office, 1862. First edition. 3 woodcut illustrations by John Henry Walker, the eminent Canadian illustrator and engraver. Pp. 122 including frontispiece and 8 pages of advertisements (dated May 22, 1862, mostly for train or steamboat travel,) in the pagination, folding map (9 1/2 x 5 inches, creased, soiling along outer edge, trimming of lower margin affecting imprint). 1 vols. Sm. 8vo. Original rose cloth, stamped in blind with all-over wavy pattern, covers with ruled borders, floral cornerpieces, inset cloth label in upper cover with title within gilt ruled border. Some chipping of lower spine, darkening or light discoloration, a few stains on cloth, endpapers browned, else a very good copy with the signature of T. W. Baldwin, Quebec '66. Salmon Fishing in Quebec RARE. Contains G. T. Cary's "County Seats on the Shores of the St. Lawrence Round Quebec" and Sir James McPherson LeMoine's "the Legendary Lore of the St. Lawrence." Sir James MacPherson LeMoine (1825-1912) noted Canadian author, published several works on Quebec and the lower St. Lawrence. He is best known for his publication "Maple Leaves" a series of miscellanies published from 1863-1906. The Cary family founded the Quebec "Mercury" in 1805 and it remained in the family for three generations.

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        ALBUM ou COLLECTION COMPLETE ET HISTORIQUE DES COSTUMES DE LA COUR DE ROME. Des ordres monastiques, religieux et militaires et des Congregations seculieres des deux Sexes

      Silvestre, 1862, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket, SecondText in French. Rudolph Valentino bookplate attached, front pastedown. Blue buckram binding very sound, boards lightly rubbed, mild edgewear/corner wear. Foxing throughout but no markings to text or color plates. 80 color plates. Small tear to bottom edge of single page and small tape-repaired tear to bottom of single page, both near back of book.

      [Bookseller: Books On The Boulevard]
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        Crush-paper copy of book of his correspondence from Sept. 1862 to July 1865 (c. 600 letters)

      Colmar, 1862-1865. Unique Manuscript Archive of his Scientific Thought Hirn, Gustave Adolfe (1815-90). Album containing crush-paper copies of ca. 600 A.Ls.s. and Ls.s. written between 13 Sept. 1862 and 9 July 1865. [Colmar, 1862-65]. 280 x 222 mm. Original cloth, suede backstrip with cloth label, paper label on front cover, worn at edges, corners & spine. One or two small tears, otherwise very good internally.Hirn, a civil engineer, was one of the first to investigate the phenomena of the steam engine, and he made several fundamental contributions to mechanics and thermodynamics, including his Exposition analytique et experimentale de la theorie mecanique de la chaleur (1862), one of the first systematic treatises on thermodynamics. The album we are offering contains crush-paper copies of ca. 600 letters that Hirn wrote between 1862 and 1865, shortly after the publication of his Exposition analytique (the crush-paper method of letter duplication involved pressing a freshly written letter against special absorbent paper; only one such copy could be made, so that our album is unique). The album almost certainly represents the most complete manuscript archive of Hirn's scientific thought and activity during this time, since the original letters duplicated here were sent to a number of different recipients, and many have probably not survived. Among the letters are several written to Francois Napoleon Marie Moigno (1804-84), the eminent Jesuit mathematician and physicist; one of most interesting of these is Hirn's letter to Moigno of 16 February 1864, containing a long and detailed discussion, intended for publication, of the thermodynamic principles of Rudolf Clausius (1822-88). Clausius's name appears numerous times in Hirn's correspondence, along with those of physicist Leon Foucault (1819-68) and chemist Henri Estienne St. Claire Deville (1818-81). Another letter, of 13 December 1862, is to Charles X. Thomas, inventor of the first commercially successful calculator; Hirn thanked Thomas (also a native of Colmar) for the receipt of his 16-digit Thomas Arithmometer, which Hirn used daily in his "laborious calculations in physics and mechanics." Hirn was impressed enough with the Thomas de Colmar Arithmometer that he published a paper on it the following year ("Notice sur l'utilite de l'arithmometre et de l'hydrostat," Annales du genie civil, 2nd part, 2 [1863]: 113-17; 152-64), which included "an exposition of advanced techniques which extended the arithmometer's reach beyond the apparent restrictions of the four basic arithmetical rules" (Johnston).Other letters in the album relate to Hirn's interests in climatology and meteorology, or to his business activities as director of the mechanical department of the mill he managed jointly with his brother-it was his connection with this mill that first led Hirn to investigate the mechanics of heat. Time has permitted us to make only a cursory examination of this unique album; a thorough study will surely reveal other letters of equal or greater interest. Wheeler Gift for Moigno. Aspray et al., Computing before Computers, p. 50 (Thomas). Johnston, "Making the Arithmometer Count" (internet reference).

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        La Très Sainte Vierge Marie - Proposée Comme Modèle Aux Femmes et Aux Filles Chréiennes - Traduction Faite Sur La 4em Édition Allemande Par l' abbé ph. Reinhard

      Librairie Catholique De Perisse, Paris Lyon 1862 - 493 pages en format 10.5 - 18 cm - reliure rigide en pelin cuir chagrin avec quatre nervures et titre en dorure - tranches dorées - TBE [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Svensk pharmaceutisk bibliographi, utgörande original-arbeten, dels berörande det pharmaceutiska yrket, dels af pharmakognostiskt, pharmakodynamiskt och pharmakokemiskt innehåll. (Aftryck ur Pharmaceutisk tidskrift.) [Swedish pharmaceutical bibliography]. + Svensk farmaceutisk bibliografi (1862-1892). Fortsättning af d:r m.m. N. P. Hambergs uppsats i samma ämne. (Aftryck ur Pharmaceutisk tidskrift.) [Swedish pharmaceutical bibliography (1862-1892)].

      1862 - Stockholm, Hörbergska boktryckeriet, 1862. 8:o. (2),46 pp.+ Stockholm, Central-tryckeriet, 1893. 16 pp.Elegant brown morocco binding with raised bands and gilt bookstamp of the Swedish bibliophile Gustaf Bernström on front cover, edges sprinkled red. Original wrappers preserved, the first with library stamp. Interleaved copies. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 1905 and 1906. Nordin's work also contains some additions to Hamberg's. The standard bibliographies on Swedish pharmacological literature up until 1892. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Mats Rehnström Rare Books SVAF, ILAB]
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        FIGHTING IN THE WOODS. KEARNEY's DIVISION REPULSING THE ENEMY. MONDAY JUNE 30th 1862. Copied by Chapin from a sketch on the spot by A. Waud [manuscript title]

      [Glendale, Va. ca. July 1862].. Pencil sketch, 7 x 9 1/4 inches. With a printed leaf from HARPER'S WEEKLY. Minor soiling and wear. Near fine. Pencil sketch depicting a skirmish in the woods during the Battle of Glendale, part of McClellan's failed offensive on Richmond. In the article which accompanied the published version of this image, Waud wrote, "A majority of the battles so far have been of this description, usually termed bushwhacking - very deadly, but hardly affording a chance for a display of tactics. For the rest, the picture describes itself, and gives a good idea of what our soldiers have to stand up to in the Virginia swamps and woods." The leaf from HARPER'S WEEKLY in which the finished image appeared accompanies the sketch. John R. Chapin (1827-1907) was a Rhode Island native who worked as an artist for HARPER'S MAGAZINE. During the Civil War, he copied several rough sketches sent to him from the battlefield by Alfred Waud (1828-91). Waud also worked as a full-time newspaper artist and correspondent during the Civil War, working for the NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS and then moving to HARPER'S WEEKLY in late 1861.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Aventures du Baron de Münchhausen

      Paris: Charles Furne, 1862. - Outrageous - But Very Humorous 'Tall' TalesThe First Edition Illustrated by Gustave DoréDORÉ, Gustave, Illustrator. [RASPE, Rudolph Erich]. Aventures du Baron de Münchhausen. Traduction Nouvelle par Théophile Gautier Fils. Illustrées par Gustave Doré. Paris: Charles Furne, [1862]. First edition with the Doré illustrations. Large-Paper Copy.Folio (12 1/2 x 9 inches; 317 x 225 mm.). 238 pp. Frontispiece and thirty-one full-page plates included in pagination. One hundred and twenty-six smaller woodcut illustrations in the text.Publisher's red cloth, covers and spine pictorially stamped in gilt, yellow coated end-papers. Slight wear to spine ends otherwise a near fine copy."No other illustrator ever came close to matching Dore's versatility. He went from horror to fairy tales to fine-art lithographs to comic adventure. This marked his third new publisher of 1862 - J. Hetzel, Goupil, and now Charles Furne. This quarto was a bargain 20 fr. containing 32 full-page plates and 126 vignettes. There have been about 100 editions of these lighthearted illustrations in French, English, Dutch, German, Portuguese Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, Ukranian, Yiddish, Hebrew, Latvian, Polish and Bulgarian. While most English editions list Gottfried Auguste Burger as the author, most French editions list only Theophile Gautier as translator, and many other countries list no author at all. The early French editions are about 9 x 13 and undated, but the first edition can be determined by the publisher name Charles Furne by itself, while the reprint editions list the publisher as Furne/Jouvet." Dan Malan. Gustave Doré - Adrift on Dreams of Spendor, p.63.Baron Munchausen (German: Münchhausen) is a fictional German nobleman in literature and film, loosely based on a real baron, Hieronymus Karl Friedrich, Freiherr von Münchhausen; 11 May 1720 – 22 February 1797).The real-life Münchhausen became a minor celebrity for telling outrageous tall tales based on his military service in the Russo-Turkish War. After hearing some of Münchhausen's stories, the writer Rudolf Erich Raspe adapted them into an anonymously published English-language volume about a fictional "Baron Munchausen." The book was subsequently translated back into German and expanded by the poet Gottfried August Bürger. The real-life Münchhausen was deeply upset at the development of a fictional character bearing his name.Raspe's book was a major international success, and versions of the fictional Baron have appeared on stage, screen, radio, and television. In addition, three medical conditions (Munchausen syndrome, Munchausen syndrome by proxy, and Munchausen by Internet) and a logical problem (the Münchhausen Trilemma) are named after the character.Nigel Gosling, Gustave Doré, p. 21; Dan Malan. Gustave Doré - Adrift on Dreams of Spendor, p.63. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Walks in the Way of Old Weever! In Divers Small Books. WITH: "Sundry Slips of Yew, set to the Memory of Divers Citizens of London. Inscriptions from Church-Yard Tombs" (1864). WITH: "A Basket of Bright Berries from the Yew Trees of Paradise" (1864)

      London: Rochester Press ("Set-up, and Imprinted, in Leisure-time, by Edwin Roffe"), 1862. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. Bound in contemporary dark brown quarter calf over patterned brown cloth, gilt spine title and urns. VERY GOOD CONDITION (endpapers spotted, minor wear to binding extremities); an attractive copy of a charming and unique book. Small 4to. (6.75" x 8.5"). 4ff., 11 + 21 + 7 + 3 + 3 + 7 + 13 pp. Illustrated throughout with line engraved by Roffe. ADDED: 11 pp. ("Sundry Slips") + 6 pp. ("Basket of Bright Berries") PRIVATELY PRINTED BOOK OF FUNERAL INSCRIPTIONS, LIMITED TO JUST 16 (SIXTEEN) COPIES, "set-up, and Imprinted, in Leisure-time, by Edwin Roffe". A rather eccentric and extraordinary romp, based on John Weever's 1631 book "Ancient Funerall Monuments." It consists of no less than 7 short books, issued together, recounting various travels through graveyards, by graveyards, or just thinking about old friends who are in graveyards. BOUND WITH OUR COPY ARE TWO ADDITIONAL BOOKLETS (both limited to just 16 copies): "Sundry Slips of Yew, set to the Memory of Divers Citizens of London. Inscriptions from Church-Yard Tombs" (1864), 11 pp. NOT IN DOBELL; OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (none in America). WITH: "A Basket of Bright Berries from the Yew Trees of Paradise" (1864), 6 pp. NOT IN DOBELL; NOT IN OCLC. Roffe's "Walks in the Way of Old Weever" contains a number of funeral inscriptions, "copied by Mr. Roffe from the original monuments. He named his work as above, in veneration of the memory of Weever, the author of 'Ancient Funerall Monuments.' Mr. Roffe's book contains many curious and interesting epitaphs, with notes upon their peculiarities, and upon the person commemorated. The collector tells us that his book contains only a small portion of the many inscriptions he had gathered together, all of which he had once hoped to preserve in print" (Bertram Dobell, Catalogue of Books printed for Private Circulation, 1906, p. 155). Roffe, an antiquarian, printer and engraver, was not ridiculing Weever herein, but was obviously enjoying his playful emulations of the 17th century "connoisseur of graveyards, tobacco-enthusiast, sycophant, satirist, dwarf (and) penner of dirty ditties" (Ian Wright). It is not only the text, but Roffe's typographical style, flourishes and enthusiasm, which seems to gently mock other, more serious Victorian books of the period, and all one can say in the end is that the entire production is an outstanding example of the truly Private Press. Other similar efforts by Roffe (all privately printed by him and limited to 16 copies) include "British Monumental Inscriptions; gathered occasionally, from divers Churchyards" (1859-1861) and "The Tomb Seeker. Funeral Records" (1863); OCLC lists only a handful of copies in this hemisphere. Our copy appears to be the only one in private ownership.

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        The Common Kestrel "Tinnunculus Alaudarius

      Natural History: London. Printed for the author by Taylor and Francis. 1862-1873. Original hand-coloured lithograph of the Common Kestrel from John Gould's "Birds of Great Britain " Volume 1; Plate 21. The plate shows the Kestrel perched on a pine branch with his mate behind, another hovers in the sky. Bright & good. John Gould (1804- 1881) Ornithologist, first trained as a taxidermist, opening a business in London in 1824. In 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the Museum of the Zoological Society of London; there he oversaw the collection of birds from Himalaya which led to his first published work "A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains" [ 1830-32]. Throughout his life he eventually published 41 volumes with approximately 3000 plates. covering birds of Europe, Great Britain, Asia, Australia and Papua New Guinea. The works were published in livraisons, by pre-paid subscrption, each part cost three guineas. In the early works he was aided in the creation of the plates by his wife Elizabeth Gould, Edward Lear and others. Gould died in February 1881 having completed the first 12 parts of " The Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan Islands, including many new species recently discovered in Australia. " As the title suggests he intended the work to supplement the "Birds of Australia" with the newly discovered species. The University of Glasgow, which owns a copy of Birds of Great Britain, describes John Gould as "the greatest figure in bird illustration after Audubon". Gould had already published some of the illustrations in" Birds of Europe", but "Birds of Great Britain "represents a development of his aesthetic style in which he adds illustrations of nests and young on a large scale. Gould published the book himself, producing 750 copies, Issued in London in 25 parts, to make the complete set, between 1863 and 1873, and each set contained 367 coloured lithographs. Gould undertook an ornithological tour of Scandinavia in 1856, in preparation for the work, taking with him the artist Henry Wolf. The majority of the sketches were drawn from newly killed specimens capturing the distinctiveness of each species. Gould then oversaw the process whereby his artists worked the sketches up into the finished drawings, which were lithographed by William Hart. The lithographs were hand coloured, and, in writing the introduction for the work, Gould states "every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured 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." The work gathered critical acclaim: according to Mullens and Swann, Birds of Great Britain is "the most sumptuous and costly of British bird books", whilst Wood describes it as "a magnificent work". Isabella Tree writes that it "was seen - perhaps partly because its subject was British, as the culmination of [his] ... genius". Anker p. 60; "Fine Bird Books"; Nissen 372; Sauer 23; Natural History John Gould, Great Britain Common Kestrel Tinnunculus Alaudarius

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        [EGYPT]. [CAIRO]. Souvenir du Caire

      Paris: Lemercier, 1862. FIRST EDITION. Very Good. Large oblong folio (420 x 575 mm). Lithograph title-page + 20 color lithograph plates mounted on card, tissue guards (foxing throughout, mostly in the margins, but in some instances persist into the plate area). Technically this copy does not contain the printed Table leaf, although all the descriptive texts of the Table leaf have been pasted onto the verso of each corresponding plate, probably at an early date. Preserved in a protective linen case and surrounding four-flap chemise. Preziosi's justly famous suite of color lithographs celebrating the exotic bazaars of Old Cairo and the inhabitants therein. This scarce portfolio is a joy to behold and was praised by none other than Charles Baudelaire. * Count Amedeo Preziosi (1816-1882) of Malta belonged to the great tribe of the Romantic school of traveling artists, drawn by the mirages of the Orient and its brilliant colours and picturesque scenes. Preziosi created works which are vivid, fresh and accurate, and which have provided a first-hand source for historians and anthropologists. * As noted, this copy has condition issues and is priced accordingly. On Feb 28, 2013 a copy was sold at Sotheby's London for GBP 11,250 ($17,067). * Blackmer 1352; Colas 2423.

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        Grand Armorial des Papes

      Morel et Cie / Imprimerie Bertauts, 1862, Couverture Rigide / Hardcover, Book Condition: Bonne Condition / Good Condition, Première Edition / First EditionSize: 34cm x 50cm, [English Description available upon request]. Sans date, mais 1862. 170 Lithographies (1 titre en couleurs et 127 armoiries en couleurs). Reliure originale, usée sur les coins et aux mors, mais encore solide. Rousseurs sur la page titre, autrement les pages intérieures sont en très bonne condition avec de légères rousseurs éparses. Étiquette collée au dos, indiquant: "Collection du Vicomte La Villestreux, de l'inventaire notarié: 72". **TRÈS RARE**. L'édition de 1863 du "Catalogue Annuel de la Librairie Française publié par C. Reinwald" écrit: "Magnifique volume grand in-folio, tiré avec le plus grand soin par les procédés chromo-lithographiques sur papier de toute marge. Vingt exemplaire seulement sont dans le commerce". Le WorldCat ne liste que 2 exemplaires, un à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, le second à la "Cambridge University Library". Photos disponibles sur demande, Livre

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        The Shiqu I Ji (Set 6)(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) SHI QU YU JI ( TAO ZHUANG GONG 6 CE )

      hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Hardcover Pages Number: 246 Language: Chinese. The Shiqu I Ji (Set 6) Qing Wang Qingyun. historical notes. Wang Qingyun (seven 98! 1862). the word home tie. Yin Guan. No. Yan Ting. Min County (now the Fuzhou). Qing dynasty. nine years (1829) Scholars. he served as the Imperial Academy Shuji Shi. scattered Museum grant editing. Daoguang 14 years (1834). any of the Guangxi Provincial Examination is the examiner. Daoguang 17 years (1837). of any of Guizhou political. Daoguang 26 years (1846). ch... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Motifs de decorations. Premiere serie de cinquante planches en couleurs extraites de Journal-Manuel de Peintures.

      . Paris, A. Morel, 1862. Royal Folio (52.1 x 36.2 cm). Half-title and title page, 50 fine chromolithographed plates on thick paper. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised gilt-stippled and gilt-bordered bands, gilt title. Marbled endpapers.l A very rare and lavishly produced polychromatic work showing the extravagant interior designs which epitomize the eclectic period that bridged the gap between the rather straightforward Louis XIII to XVIII styles and neoclassicism, and the following Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Elements of Egyptian, Roman and Islamic art are freely mixed with Biedermeier images and Rococo ornaments. It forms a truly unique display of the artistic taste of the period. However, this work is an example of the quality of French colour-printing as well: the quality of the colouring and the rendering of small details is superb. Little is known about the authors. They were peintres-decorateurs but here they show considerable skills in illustrating and printing. The periodical, Journal-Manuel de Peintures, was published by Morel from 1853 onwards and continued for at least 20 years. Being of a rather ephemeral nature, few parts with text pages are on the market. As the title suggests, this work is probably the separately published album of the full-colour plates also published in this journal. Board edges a bit rubbed, some age toning and spotting to some plate margins, but nowhere obtrusive. We could only trace two copies in libraries worldwide. In all a very good copy of this very rare work..

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        The Surf Scoter. "Oidemia Perspicilata

      Natural History: London. Printed for the author by Taylor and Francis. 1862-1873. Original hand-coloured lithograph of theSurf Scoter from John Gould's "Birds of Great Britain " Volume 5; Plate 30. The plate shows a pair of Scoters swimming with others behind. Bright & good. John Gould (1804- 1881) Ornithologist, first trained as a taxidermist, opening a business in London in 1824. In 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the Museum of the Zoological Society of London; there he oversaw the collection of birds from Himalaya which led to his first published work "A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains" [ 1830-32]. Throughout his life he eventually published 41 volumes with approximately 3000 plates. covering birds of Europe, Great Britain, Asia, Australia and Papua New Guinea. The works were published in livraisons, by pre-paid subscrption, each part cost three guineas. In the early works he was aided in the creation of the plates by his wife Elizabeth Gould, Edward Lear and others. Gould died in February 1881 having completed the first 12 parts of " The Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan Islands, including many new species recently discovered in Australia. " As the title suggests he intended the work to supplement the "Birds of Australia" with the newly discovered species. The University of Glasgow, which owns a copy of Birds of Great Britain, describes John Gould as "the greatest figure in bird illustration after Audubon". Gould had already published some of the illustrations in" Birds of Europe", but "Birds of Great Britain "represents a development of his aesthetic style in which he adds illustrations of nests and young on a large scale. Gould published the book himself, producing 750 copies, Issued in London in 25 parts, to make the complete set, between 1863 and 1873, and each set contained 367 coloured lithographs. Gould undertook an ornithological tour of Scandinavia in 1856, in preparation for the work, taking with him the artist Henry Wolf. The majority of the sketches were drawn from newly killed specimens capturing the distinctiveness of each species. Gould then oversaw the process whereby his artists worked the sketches up into the finished drawings, which were lithographed by William Hart. The lithographs were hand coloured, and, in writing the introduction for the work, Gould states "every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured 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." The work gathered critical acclaim: according to Mullens and Swann, Birds of Great Britain is "the most sumptuous and costly of British bird books", whilst Wood describes it as "a magnificent work". Isabella Tree writes that it "was seen - perhaps partly because its subject was British, as the culmination of [his] ... genius"was seen - perhaps partly because its subject was British, as the culmination of [his] ... genius". Anker p. 60; "Fine Bird Books"; Nissen 372; Sauer 23; Natural History John Gould, Great Britain Surf Scoter Oidemia Perspicilata.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("P.T. Barnum"), to "My dear Henry" [Henry D. Beach] about Miss Warren and General Tom Thumb

      New York, 1862. 1 page pen and ink on "Office of the New-York Sun" stationery. 1 vols. 8vo. Small puncture affecting one word, faint creasing from prior folding. Barnum Encourages the Wedding of General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren Barnum encourages Henry Beach of the New York Sun to write favorably of the marriage between General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren. Reading in part: "If you will at the same time quietly suggest in three or four lines that the elegant little woman Miss [Lavinia] Warren now at the St. Nicholas Hotel would make a brilliant match for the little General, the thing will be complete! If I don't make it up to the Sun in the way of advertising two-fold, charge me what you please & I will pay it." Lavinia Warren and General Tom Thumb married in 1863 to great fanfare and press coverage.

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        Zapiski iz mertvago doma [Notes from the House of the Dead]

      St. Petersburg 1862 - "The Finest Work of All Modern Russian Literature"-Tolstoy DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor. Zapiski iz mertvago doma [Notes from the House of the Dead]. St. Petersburg: 1862. First edition of one of Dostoevsky's most famous and most universally recognized works published during his lifetime. Two parts in one octavo volume (7 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches; 200 x 130 mm). [4], 269, [1, blank]; [4], 198 pp. Complete with both half-titles. We could only find three copies, present copy included, that have appeared at auction in the last twenty-five years. Later brick-red pebble-grain cloth rebacked with contemporary morocco spine laid-down. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Newer endpapers. All edges speckled red. A small, light stain to fore-edge margin of pages 27-80 of volume II. Overall, a very good copy of this rare and important title. Late 19th-century armorial bookplate of Count Miloradovich. Written after his release from prison, Dostoevsky describes here, through a fictional narrative, the details of his own life in Siberia and that of the prisoners incarcerated with him (usually using their real names). "The House of the Dead was the work that had the greatest sucess-the story of the country's most heinous criminals written by a newly released prisoner. The work had direct relevance to the current debate on necessary reforms in the Russian legal and penal system, and its message that there was no greater agony for man than to be deprived of his freedom could not help but attract attention in a period of liberalization. But what guaranteed the work immortality was the extraordinary artistry in the writing. 'One saw in the author a new Dante who had descended into the inferno,' one contemporary critic recalled, 'and this inferno was made all the worse by the fact that it existed not only in the writer's imagination but also in reality'. Tolstoy considered Notes from the House of the Dead 'the finest work in all of modern Russian literature'" (Kjetssa, Fyodor Dostoevsky,: A Writer's Life, 136, 366). The complete text was first published in the review Vremya in 1861-62. This first edition in book form was published without Chapter 8 of part two, which didn't appear until 1865. Kilgour 279. HBS 67323. $15,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, ABAA]
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        The Very Latest From Butler

      [Confederate States of America, 1862. Printed broadside with double fillet border and image of man pasting poster surrounding song lyrics. 1 vols. 9-3/8 x 5 inches. Minor creasing, else fine. Confederate broadside printing the lyrics to a verse satire of General Benjamin Butler's controversial General order no. 28, which allowed Union soldiers in New Orleans to retaliate in kind against any woman of the city who displayed insulting or violent behavior towards the occupying forces. "Some General love the battle's roar, And Laurels red and gory ... But I more wise, love sunny skies, And make war in a General Order ...".

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        Nouvelle Carte Physique et Politique du Mexique.

      Garnier Freres, Paris 1862 - Size : 555x800 (mm), 21.875x31.5 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Wien], 10. VII. 1862.. 1¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Auf Ihren mir so eben zugekommenen Brief bezüglich der etwas abzuändernden Verlags-Bedingungen, antworte ich, um keine Zeit mehr zu verlieren, auch weil mich die Ebenfurter Papierfabrik schon wieder mit einer Nachfrage nach Ihrer Rechnung, die in Ihrem Hause ist, belehrt [?] hat, allsogleich [...]". - Der aus Prag stammende Mediziner hatte bei einem seiner volkstümlichen wissenschaftlichen Vorträge (den sog. "Sonntagsvorlesungen" im "Thiergarten" im Wiener Prater) auch Sigmund Freud als Gast, der sich des Vortrags wegen veranlaßt sah, die Medizinerlaufbahn einzuschlagen. Als Professor für Zootomie und vergleichende Anatomie in Krakau, Pest und schließlich Wien veröffentlichte Brühl eine Reine von Detailstudien und auch Lehrbücher aus seinem bevorzugten Forschungsgebiete, der vergleichenden Osteologie.

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        The Little Auk "Mergulus Alle

      Natural History: London. Printed for the author by Taylor and Francis. 1862-1873. Original hand-coloured lithograph of a Little Auk from John Gould's "Birds of Great Britain " Volume 5; Plate 50. The plate show a pair of Little Auks perched on a rock; in the background a whole colony of birds on the rocky cliff face. Bright & good. John Gould (1804- 1881) Ornithologist, first trained as a taxidermist, opening a business in London in 1824. In 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the Museum of the Zoological Society of London; there he oversaw the collection of birds from Himalaya which led to his first published work "A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains" [ 1830-32]. Throughout his life he eventually published 41 volumes with approximately 3000 plates. covering birds of Europe, Great Britain, Asia, Australia and Papua New Guinea. The works were published in livraisons, by pre-paid subscrption, each part cost three guineas. In the early works he was aided in the creation of the plates by his wife Elizabeth Gould, Edward Lear and others. Gould died in February 1881 having completed the first 12 parts of " The Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan Islands, including many new species recently discovered in Australia. " As the title suggests he intended the work to supplement the "Birds of Australia" with the newly discovered species. The University of Glasgow, which owns a copy of Birds of Great Britain, describes John Gould as "the greatest figure in bird illustration after Audubon". Gould had already published some of the illustrations in" Birds of Europe", but "Birds of Great Britain "represents a development of his aesthetic style in which he adds illustrations of nests and young on a large scale. Gould published the book himself, producing 750 copies, Issued in London in 25 parts, to make the complete set, between 1863 and 1873, and each set contained 367 coloured lithographs. Gould undertook an ornithological tour of Scandinavia in 1856, in preparation for the work, taking with him the artist Henry Wolf. The majority of the sketches were drawn from newly killed specimens capturing the distinctiveness of each species. Gould then oversaw the process whereby his artists worked the sketches up into the finished drawings, which were lithographed by William Hart. The lithographs were hand coloured, and, in writing the introduction for the work, Gould states "every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured 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." The work gathered critical acclaim: according to Mullens and Swann, Birds of Great Britain is "the most sumptuous and costly of British bird books", whilst Wood describes it as "a magnificent work". Isabella Tree writes that it "was seen - perhaps partly because its subject was British, as the culmination of [his] ... genius". Anker p. 60; "Fine Bird Books"; Nissen 372; Sauer 23; Natural History John Gould, Great Britain Little Auk Mergulus Alle.

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        The Oriental Album: Twenty Illustrations, in Oil Colors, of the People & Scenery of Turkey, with an Explanatory and Descriptive Text

      New York: Anson D.F. Randolph, 1862. First. hardcover. very good. Extra illustrated tinted title page, and illustrated with 20 marvelous large chromolithographic plates by Parsons after van Lennep, all printed by Endicott & Co., most tissue-protected. 48 pages of text. Thin folio (17.75 x 14 inches), rebound in plain brown cloth (ex-library copy with small ink stamp inside front cover and small perforated stamp on the title, otherwise a virtually spotless copy). New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1862. Very good condition. First and only edition of this very rare and stunning American chromolithographic work with lavish color plates. One of the few large-scale American chromolithographic works produced during the Civil War period, and probably the best such work created in 19th- Century America. Van Lennep had been a missionary in Anatolia since 1840 and "produced these fascinating costume drawings in oils largely of the Armenians there, also of Greeks and Jews. This is a rare work." -Blackmer Sale 1500; Bennett 108; McGrath 38, 115, 162; DAB XIX 200; Hiler 871.

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        Reports of the Naval Engagements on the Mississippi River, Resulting in the Capture of Forts Jackson and St. Philip and the City of New Orleans, and the Destruction of the Rebel Naval Flotilla

      Government Printing Office, Washington DC 1862 - 8vo. [3], 107pp., [1]. Includes two color lithograph plates preceding the title page. Three folding maps inside. Brown cloth hardcover with gilt stamped title and blind stamped designs on front board. Head of spine is chipped. Appears the blank right front end sheet removed. The first two pages are the two color plates preceding the title page. A very small edge chip to first plate. A small number at top of page 1 has been marked over with blue marker. Page 107 has a small corner chip to upper right corner with no loss of content.Nevins I p.236. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Motifs de décorations. Première série de cinquante planches en couleurs extraites de Journal-Manuel de Peintures

      Paris, A. Morel, 1862. Royal Folio (52.1 x 36.2 cm). Half-title and title page, 50 fine chromolithographed plates on thick paper. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised gilt-stippled and gilt-bordered bands, gilt title. Marbled endpapers.l A very rare and lavishly produced polychromatic work showing the extravagant interior designs which epitomize the eclectic period that bridged the gap between the rather straightforward Louis XIII to XVIII styles and neoclassicism, and the following Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Elements of Egyptian, Roman and Islamic art are freely mixed with Biedermeier images and Rococo ornaments. It forms a truly unique display of the artistic taste of the period. However, this work is an example of the quality of French colour-printing as well: the quality of the colouring and the rendering of small details is superb. Little is known about the authors. They were peintres-décorateurs but here they show considerable skills in illustrating and printing. The periodical, Journal-Manuel de Peintures, was published by Morel from 1853 onwards and continued for at least 20 years. Being of a rather ephemeral nature, few parts with text pages are on the market. As the title suggests, this work is probably the separately published album of the full-colour plates also published in this journal. Board edges a bit rubbed, some age toning and spotting to some plate margins, but nowhere obtrusive. We could only trace two copies in libraries worldwide. In all a very good copy of this very rare work.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Grand Armorial des Papes

      Paris.: Morel et Cie / Imprimerie Bertauts, 1862 [English Description available upon request]. Sans date, mais 1862. 170 Lithographies (1 titre en couleurs et 127 armoiries en couleurs). Reliure originale, usée sur les coins et aux mors, mais encore solide. Rousseurs sur la page titre, autrement les pages intérieures sont en très bonne condition avec de légères rousseurs éparses. Étiquette collée au dos, indiquant: "Collection du Vicomte La Villestreux, de l'inventaire notarié: 72". **TRÈS RARE**. L'édition de 1863 du "Catalogue Annuel de la Librairie Française publié par C. Reinwald" écrit: "Magnifique volume grand in-folio, tiré avec le plus grand soin par les procédés chromo-lithographiques sur papier de toute marge. Vingt exemplaire seulement sont dans le commerce". Le WorldCat ne liste que 2 exemplaires, un à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, le second à la "Cambridge University Library". Photos disponibles sur demande.

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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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        Unusual, rare triple-signed Abraham Lincoln autograph letter signed

      Autograph letter signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President to Edwin Stanton, Executive Mansion, 15 May 1862, WITH TWO AUTOGRAPH ENDORSEMENTS SIGNED ("A. Lincoln"), 11 December and 15 December 1862. 1 page, 8vo, two Lincoln signatures on recto, the third on the verso, also with autograph endorsement of Lorenzo Thomas on verso, matted and framed with an engraved portrait.Lincoln tries very hard to get Capt. Symmes Gardner into the Quartermaster Corps: "Capt. Symmes Gardner," he tells Stanton, "was nominated to the Senate as Assistant Quartermaster, and rejected. My impression is that I directed his renomination, on information from Senators, that the rejection probably resulted from mistake. If there be such direction of mine on file, please send me the renomination at once." Adjutant General, Lorenzo Thomas's endorsement on the verso explains "There is now no Quartermaster Department to which he can be re-nominated." Above this, Lincoln writes on 11 December 1862: "If Gen. Meigs will say in writing that this re-nomination may properly be made, I will do it." Evidently that was not enough, for four days later Lincoln adds another endorsement on the recto: "If there is a vacancy of Asst Qr. M. not already promised, let Capt. Gardner have it." He never got it. Gardner was mustered out of the 18th Infantry regiment in December 1863. Published in Basler 5:217.

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        Orley Farm

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1862. 2 volumes bound in one, octavo (210 × 125 mm). 20th century full green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, decorative gilt spine, gilt panelled sides, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, cream moiré silk endpapers, preserved in a green cloth, fleece-lined fall-down-back box. 40 wood-engraved plates by the Dalziels after John Everett Millais. First edition of the book that Trollope himself described as his best plotted, adding "there is not a dull page in the book". This copy is in a striking Cosway-style binding, with an original miniature portrait of Trollope under glass incorporated into the front cover.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        BATTLE OF CORINTH. OCT. 1862 [manuscript caption title].

      [Corinth, Ms. 1862]. - Pencil drawing, 13 1/2 x 21 inches. Small tears at right and left edges, lower right corner torn away. Small red ink stain on lower edge. Central vertical fold. Light soiling and wear. About very good. An original pencil sketch showing a crucial moment in the Second Battle of Corinth, which took place on October 3rd and 4th, 1862, probably by the war correspondent Alexander Simplot. This drawing was engraved for HARPER'S WEEKLY, where its caption puts it in context as depicting the battle's key moment. A single three-cannon Union battery led by Lieut. Henry Robinet had been inflicting heavy casualties on the attacking Confederates. Here the Confederates have stormed the battery and are attempting to take it in hand-to-hand combat. The Federals recaptured the battery later that day, leading to a Union victory and a Confederate retreat. The engraving from HARPER'S is included, which attributes the sketch to Alexander Simplot, though the drawing itself is unsigned. Simplot, a native of Iowa, was a schoolteacher and artist turned war correspondent. Early in 1862, Simplot began traveling with the army of U.S. Grant, which, in October, was stationed in Tennessee near the Mississippi border.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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