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        Yokohama Kaiko Kenbushi [A Record of the Sights and Sounds of the Opening of Yokohama].

      Yokohama, [1862]. Volumes one and two [of three], large 8vo. Original grey-blue wrappers, block-book binding, printed lettering pieces to front covers, custom-made modern flexible folder; 19 and 21 double-leaves with numerous woodcuts (including a bird's-eye view of Yokohama), one hand-coloured woodcut of an assemblage of Western flags and the Japanese rising sun as paste-down in volume one; stitching renewed, wrappers lightly spotted in places, lettering-pieces a little rubbed, lower cover of volume two with old Western label; otherwise well-preserved and clean internally. Very rare first edition of this delightful illustrated work on the social - sometimes comic - impact of the opening of the port of Yokohama through Commodore Perry in 1854, finely illustrated by one of the leading artists of the Yokohama School. Utagawa (1807-1873) was the most eminent pupil of Kunisada and worked prolifically under several studio names. He was among the Japanese artists to exhibit at the Paris Exposition in 1866 and is celebrated for his Yokohama imagery showing the cavorting Westerners, sometimes drunk in the streets of the growing international port city, Black Ships, Americans playing pool, enjoying pastime in the parlour, men and women galloping around town, traders and their outlandish habits and outfits.

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        Herculanum et Pompéi recueil gènéral des peintures, bronzes, mosaiques, etc. découverts, jusqu'a ce jour, et reproduits d'après Le antichità di Ercolano, il Museo Borbonico et tous les ouvrages analogues augmenté; de sujets inédits gravés au trait sur cuivre par H. Roux ainé et accompagné d'un texte explicatif par M. L. Barré

      Paris, Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères, fils et C., 1861, 1862. 8 volumes grand in-8, cartonnage ép. à la Bradel. Collection complète de cet important ouvrage archéologique relatif aux fouilles d'Herculanum et de Pompeï. L'iconographie se compose de 640 planches (les planches doubles comptant pour deux). Cartonnage un peu fané, petits accrocs et usures. Humidité angulaire éparses, sans atteintes, quelques rousseurs. Bon exemplaire tel que paru bien complet du tome VIII "Musées secrets" avec les planches libres. Important répertoire iconographique comprenant la description de très nombreux objets d'art trouvés dans les deux villes dévastées par l'éruption du Vésuve en 79 après J.C. Illustré de près de 900 planches (sur doubles et simples pages) gravées au trait par H. Roux aîné, accompagnées d'un texte explicatif par M. Barré.

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        Santé publique. Notions sanitaires sur les végétaux dangereux sur leurs caractères distinctifs et les moyens de remédier a leurs effets nuisibles. Ouvrage approuvé par le conseil consultatif d?hygiène publique, prés le ministère de l?agriculture et du commerce. Nouvelle édition.

      - Nantes, Charpentier, 1862. Small folio. 30,+ (1) pp.+ 10 plates with 63 pasted hand coloured lithogr. mushrooms, numbered in ink. Sewn as issued, plates uncut with hard paper boards with printed wrapper pasted on, spine with cloth reinforcement, front board with stains. Not in Volbracht, not in Uellner. The last leaf with a table of contents that mentions three plates, with a total of 87 figures. These are not the plates present. In the text in the margins are added numbers in ink that corresponds to the numberings on the illustrations. Achille Joseph Comte (1802-66) French physician and professor in natural history. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Unknown 1862 - Black American; Negro American; African American; Civil War. Pair of wrought iron shackles, said to have been brought back from the war by an officer in the Tenth Legion, The New York 57th [or the 56th? ]. Flat surfaces have ODD designs crudely scratched into them. These incised designs are probably West African. Condition: some light rust- generally clean. Sound. Provenance- Bloomsbury, lot 148, Sale NY038, NY 11/2009. ; 0

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        The Cape Monthly Magazine

      Original photographs. 8vo.Cape Town

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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

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        Deutschland nebst Theilen der Angrenzenden Länder bis Strassburg, Luxemburg, Kopenhagen, Krakau, Lemberg, Ofen-Pesth, Pola, Fiume. Zweiter Theil: Mittel-und Nord-Deutschland

      Coblenz Karl Baedeker 1862 - Tenth edition.viii, 276pp, 25 maps and plans, some folding, some coloured, spotting throughout mainly marginal; publisher' old style binding, gilt lettering bright; a fine copy. A rare early edition which covers Central and Northern Germany. This series was first started in 1851 and was last published in 1887. There were two issues of the tenth edition, the first was published in 1861 and the second 1862. Scarce. Endpapers dated "Juin 1862". Hinrichsen D101b [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: John Murray, 1862. A complete set in 8 volumes. "New Edition" with portrait, maps, and plans (including many large fold-outs at the rear of several volumes). Original half leather bindings in tan polished calf with marbled boards, spines in six compartments with lightly raised bands and gold tooling, dark green leather spine labels stamped in gilt, marbled textblock edges and endpapers. Bindings show some wear and light scuffing. Texts are clean and bright. Books are firmly bound. From the collection of Leonard Swett (1825 - 1889), Illinois civil and criminal lawyer who advised and assisted Abraham Lincoln throughout the president's political career. With Swett's bookplate and also the stamp of his son Herbert Swett. . Half-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Somewhere in the Hills

      [South Australia], 1862. Title from artist's caption. Ink wash on wove paper, 90 x 160 mm; signed and dated lower right 'Wm. Wyatt J[unior] d[epinxit]. 1862.'; in good condition, with a tiny spot of restoration to the outline of the hill at upper left; mounted in a recent glazed timber frame. William Wyatt, sketcher, watercolourist and lithographer, was born in the Colony of South Australia in 1838, the son of William Wyatt (Senior), surgeon, landowner and public servant (1804-1886) and his wife Julia, née Matthews. In spite of his short career - he died in 1872 at the age of 33 or 34 - a number of examples of William Wyatt Junior's work have survived, most notably a group of pen and ink drawings contained in a sketchbook dated 1857, which is held in the National Library of Australia. A handful of other works, including individual watercolours and lithographs, are held in the National Library of Australia, State Library of South Australia and State Library of New South Wales. Wyatt's highly competent bucolic drawing Somewhere in the Hills presumably depicts a scene in the Adelaide Hills, a short distance to the east of the young settlement.

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        Wine and wine countries; a record and manual for wine merchants and wine consumers

      London : Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1862. Octavo, original blind blocked green cloth boards (heavily rubbed, top corner of upper board worn), rebacked using the original gilt-lettered spine (faded) and retaining original endpapers, front paste-down with nineteenth century newspaper cutting with extracts from Druitt's Report on wines, xiv, 365 pp, folding statistical table, bottom corner of pp 61-62 and fore-edge of pp 107-8 with marginal loss (not affecting text), otherwise clean and sound. Rare. Not in Ferguson. Contains a section on Australian wines (22 pages) which includes a James Busby letter to the Secretary of State on the subject, and Charles Tovey's reviews of several samples, among them an "Australian red wine" and Australian Verdelho, Frontignac, Malbec and Port types, all 1850s vintages. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (State Library of New South Wales; State Library of South Australia; State Library of Victoria; University of New South Wales Library). A second edition appeared in 1877.

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        Jefferson and The American Democracy

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1862. Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall.

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        Sammelband mit 15 kleineren Schriften des deutschamerikanischen Staatswissenschaftlers. Mit zahlreichen Korrekturen u. Ergänzungen von der Hand Liebers sowie einem eh. Namenszug.:

       `Guerilla Parties.` New York, Nostrand 1862. 22 S. - `General Orders, No. 100.` Washington, War Department 1863. 26 S. - `A Song on our Country and her Flag, written in 1861` New York, Baker & Godwin [1861]. 1 Bl. - `Unterweisung für deutsche Soldaten ..` Washington, 1968. 15 (2)S. - `Washington and Napoleon. A Fragment.` New York 1864. 12 S. - `No Party Now but All for Our Country`. Rev. Edition. New York, Westcott 1863. 8 S. - `Plantation for Slave Labor, the Death of the Yeomanry.` New York, Loyal Publication Society 1865. 8 S. - `Arguments of the Secessionists..` New York, Holman 1863. 7 S. - Lincoln oder McClellan? : Aufruf an die Deutschen in Amerika.` New York, H. Ludwig (1864). 4 S. - Lincoln or McClellan? : appeal to the Germans in America. [New York, Loyal Publication Society] 1864. 8 S. - Lincoln of McClellan? : Oproep aan die Hollanders in Amerika. New York, Loyal Publication Society 1865. 4 S. - `An Address on Secession.` New York, Loyal Publication Society 1865. 12 S. - `A Letter to Hon. E.D. Morgan ..` New York, Loyal Publication Society 1865. 4 S. - `Amendments of the Constitution ..` New York, Loyal Publication Society 1865. 39 S. - `Nationalism. A Fragment of Political Science.` (New York, Press of Fisher & Field) [186-]. 6 S.- adleg.: `Circular betreffend die Erwirkung und Erhebung von Pensionen, für geleistete Militärdienste, bei den Vereinigten Staaten zu Washington. (Washington 1868). 1 Bl. Francis Lieber (1798-1872), dt. Politikwissenschaftler, Publizist u. Historiker. L. Floh 1826 aus Deutschland zunächst nach London, 1827 nach Boston. Er wurde 1832 eingebürgert, arbeitete als Korrespondent sowie als Herausgeber der `Encyclopaedia Americana`, ging 1835 als Professor der Geschichte und Politischen Ökonomie ans South Carolina College. \"Mit seinen Schriften wurde L. im eigentlichen Sinne zum Begründer der Politischen Wissenschaft in den USA, widmete sich aber auch Problemen des Strafrechts, der Gefängnisreform und anderen praktischen Aufgaben.. Ungeachtet eines gewissen persönlichen Opportunismus spielte dabei die Sklavereifrage, insoweit sie die nationale Einheit sprengte, eine zunehmende Rolle in L.s Denken, so daß er (auch wegen persönlicher Zurücksetzungen) seine Professur am S. C. College aufgab und 1857 nach New York ging. Hier erhielt er noch im gleichen Jahr den Lehrstuhl für Geschichte und Politikwissenschaft, von dem er 1865 in die Columbia Law School überwechselte; doch war er als Lehrer wenig erfolgreich. Der Bürgerkrieg steigerte L.s Nationalismus bis zur Mißachtung der Bundesverfassung, so daß er selbst dubiose Maßnahmen der Regierung und des Kongresses guthieß. Um Übergriffe in Feindesland verhüten zu helfen, entwarf er 1863 auf Veranlassung des Generalstabschefs H. W. Halleck für die Unionstruppen die erste umfassende Dienstanweisung für die Landkriegführung (General Orders No. 100), die 1870 auch von Preußen übernommen wurde und dann als Grundlage des modernen Kriegsrechts diente. L. war ein Parteigänger des Präs. Lincoln und Befürworter einer harschen Reconstruction-Politik gegenüber den Südstaaten, vertrat aber in den Nachkriegsjahren wieder einen sozialkonservativen politischen Kurs .. hatte fraglos bedeutende Verdienste durch seine Verschmelzung europäischen politischen Gedankengutes mit der amerikan. Staatspraxis.\" NDB 14,478 Versand D: 15,00 EUR Francis Lieber, Geschichte, Recht, Kriegsrecht

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        Album de la Infanteria Espanola desde sus primitivos tiempos hasta el dia -

      Bernardino 1862 -, Madrid - 1 volume A l'italienne 92 planches Reliure demi-basane marron à coins. Dos lisse orné de filets dorés et titre doré. Couverture et dos conservés. Titre lithographié en couleurs et 92 planches dessinées et lithographiées par VILLEGAS représentant des costumes de l'infanterie espagnole. Intérieur très propre. Les couleurs ont gardé toute leur vivacité. La page de titre et les 4 premières pages restaurées avec manques. Superbe exemplaire. Très rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1862 1st Paris ed Les Misérables Victor HUGO French Illustrated Literature 10v

      Paris : Pagnerre, 1862. First edition. (Mention of the editors Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie in Brussels printed on the page next to the title.) - 1862 1st Paris ed Les Misérables Victor HUGO French Illustrated Literature 10v “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” Victor Hugo, Les Misérables The best-known and oft-considered greatest French writer is unarguably Victor Hugo. His romance novels and stories have withstood the test of language and time. His most famous work, ‘Les Miserables’, has been transformed into film, theatre, and opera. This first French (PARIS) edition of ‘Les Mis’ states 1862 on the title page, however it also does include mention of Brussels, Lacroix, which was the location of the true first printing of this landmark work. This first Paris edition includes all ten expected volumes and does not mention an edition on title pages (indicative of 1st Paris edition). Item number: #1333 Price: $1950 HUGO, Victor Les Miserables Paris : Pagnerre, 1862. First edition. (Mention of the editors Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie in Brussels printed on the page next to the title.) Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 10 volume set: o Vol. I: 355 o Vol. II: 382 o Vol. III: 351 o Vol. IV: 318 o Vol. V: 320 o Vol. VI: 297 o Vol. VII: 432 o Vol. VIII: 399 o Vol. IX: 400 o Vol. X: 306 • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • References: Vicaire IV-328/329; Clouzet, p 150 o "The edition of Paris was divided into several fictitious sections, only the first one with no mention of edition is sought after." • Language: French • Size: ~in X in (cm x cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 1333 Photos available upon request. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Das neue Museum in Berlin

      Ernst & Korn, Berlin, 1862. 6 Blatt Text, 23 (von 24) lose gestochene und lithographierte Tafeln davon 9 farbig, original broschierter Schutzumschlag, Imperialfolio ( 56,5 x 42,0 cm), (teils stärker stockfleckig / Umschlag ausgebessert) - Stülers Sammlung architektonischer Entwürfe 1. Nicht im Berliner Ornamentstichkat. Nachdem Stüler 1827/28 die Bauleitung für Schinkels Umbau des Palais Prinz Karl übernehmen durfte, begann sein rascher Aufstieg in der Baubeamtenlaufbahn. Als Nachfolger Schinklers ist er zunächst zusammen mit Perseus und nach dessem Tode 1845 alleiniger Berater des Königs, entscheidend ist jedoch die enge freundschatliche Bindung an Driedrich Wilhelm IV. durch diese einflußreiche Stellung wird Stüler für Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts zum fahrenden Meister der preußischen Bauschule. Der Plan für die Gesamtbebauung der Berliner Museumsinsel zeigt deutlich die Bindungen an Schinkel und gilt wohl als sein Hauptwerk -

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        Colton's Map of the War in Virginia, Showing Minutely the interesting localities in the Vicinity of Richmond.

      New York, Colton, 1862. Hand-coloured steel-engraved map (510 x 480 mm), dissected into 8 segments and linen-backed, light wear to corners and minimal spotting. A rare and beautiful Civil War map showing the area from Washington DC right into North Carolina. The district of Congress is coloured in pink, as issued; however, the region north of the Charles River near Haxall and Watkins has been outlined in colour as well. The map shows as well some fortifications and points of strategic interest. In 1862, when map was published, America was at its most divided and in the violent throes of Civil War (1861-1865). Between 1831 and 1890, the Colton firm dominated American map publishing, and their atlases were the finest produced in the U.S. during the nineteenth century. The company was founded by Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893), who had no formal training in geography or cartography; he began by purchasing copyrights of maps prepared by other individuals or companies, and his principal role was to manage the production and distribution of the maps.

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        The Slaver Gordon His Dying Soliloquy

      Broadside, illustrated border, chipped. Measuring approximately 250 by 155mm. New York, H.D. Chatham,

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        Lives of the Engineers: Vols I, II & III plus Lives of Boulton & Watt

      John Murray, London 1862 - 4 matching HB volumes in half tan Morocco with cloth sides, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers and with gilt titles and 5 raised bands to spines. Each has bookplate of Thomas Lancaster to FFEP, b/w frontispiece portrait and numerous b/w ills, etc. Minor use and scuffing only. Bright, tight, clean copies (15 x 23cm) ***Heavy - Please contact bookseller directly for revised P&P costs*** [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Adreßbuch für Köln, Deutz und Mülheim am Rhein sowie der Umgebung Köln's - zehnter Jahrgang, 1864, Originalausgabe

      10. Jahrgang Inhalt: zur Geschichte der Stadt Köln 1862 Namens-Verzeichnis der Einwohner von Köln Verzeichnis der Behörden und Einwohner von Deutz und Mülheim Die nähere Umgebung von Köln Bewohnte Straßen, Plätze , Wälle und Thore mit Angabe der Inwohnenden und der ermittelten Haus-Eigentümer Nachweis der Geschäfts- und Gewerbetreibenden Nachweis und Personalverzeichnis der Civil- und Militärbehörden, der öffentlichen Institute und wissenswerthen Privatunternehmungen Advokaten, Aerzte, Apotheker, Gerichtsvollzieher, Hebammen, Notare, Wundärzte u.v.a.m. 224 S. Fraktur, mit 65 S. zeitgenössische Reklameanzeigen Einband etwas berieben, leicht bestoßen, Rücken mit alten Archivbezeichnungen, Schnitt angebräunt, gering angeschmutzt, alte Stempelreste auf dem Titelblatt, Seiten leicht lichtrandig, kaum angebräunt, sauber, guter Zustand.

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        Karte von den in Stadt Werne gelegenen, dem Gute Nordkirchen zugehörigen Grundstücken - Angefertigt nach den Katasterkarten, im Maassstab 1:2500, im October 1862, vom Wegebauer Elbers in Werne':.

      - Aquarellierte Tuschefederzeichnung v. Elbers in Werne, dat. 1862, 60,5 x 101 Manuskriptkarte auf Leinen altmontiert. - Oben links Titelkartusche. - Flurkarte von Nordkirchen. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Waste Products and Undeveloped Substances or Hints for Enterprise in Neglected Fields


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        Beobachtungs-Studien über Wundfieber und accidentelle Wundkrankheiten. + Vorgebunden: Neue Beobachtungsstudien über Wundfieber (pp.579-667, 13. Curventafeln).

      Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald, 1862, 8, V, (1), 184 pp., mit 7 gefalteten Tabellen 1872, 8, 579-667, 13 Curventafeln Halbleinenband d.Zt. aus dem Vorbesitzt von A. Fick. Ersteausgabe! Seltener Separat - Abdruck aus Langenbeck's Archiv für chirurgische Klinik, Bd. II! Mit Stempel "A. Fick" auf Titel und eingehändig "Rudolf A. Fick von Papa 1885".BILLROTH'S BAKTERIOLOGISCHE STUDIEN - Mit der Einführung des Thermometers und seinen Studien über bakterielle Erreger beeinflusste Theodor Billroth (1829-1894) die Behandlung der damals weit verbreiteten Wundfieber ganz wesentlich. Kein geringer als der große Pionier der Bakteriologie, Robert Koch, würdigte die großen Verdienste Billroth's - "Als ich meine ersten Untersuchungen machte, stand ich ganz unter dem Eindruck Ihrer Studien . und diesen Eindruck habe ich bis zum heutigen Tage nicht verloren." (R. Koch 29.4.1890)FIRST EDITION! A most important contribution to the study of wound infection and diseases by Theodor Billroth, the "founder of abdominal surgery." With the introduction of the thermometer as a means of examination in surgery, Billroth revolutionized the knowledge and treatment of wound-fever at the time.

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      K.W.KRUGER'S VERLAGSBUCHHANDLUNG, BERLIN 1862 - INTERLINGUE 5 volumi in uno tomo, in tedesco e greco, pagine brunite attorno ai testi e con sporadica fioritura, rilegatura in mezza pelle, con piatti marmorizzati, usurati ai bordi e con lievi abrasioni, costa mancante

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        Dictionnaire general Anglais - Francais Nouvellement Redige d'apres Johnson, Webster, Richardson, etc.

      Baudry, Librairie Europeenne 1862 - xvi, 624p. Ex-library, corners worn, stained. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Document signed. Castle Glücksburg, 6. X. 1862.

      1862. Folio. 2 pp. on double leaf. With papered seal. Certificate of the appointment of councilor Rathjen as Judicial Council. - Somewhat dusty and browned and with strong damages to edges; centerfold with with large tear.

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        Appelschnut. Neues und Altes von ihren Taten, Abenteuern und Meinungen.

      Gr.8, 147 S., zahlr. teilw. farb. Abb., Ganz-Ldr. goldgeprägt. m. Kopfgoldschnitt und Innendeckelprägungen in Schmuckschuber, Schuber min. berieben, Buch tadell. 26. - 30. Tausend des Werkes aber in opulentem Jugenstil- Meistereinband. Otto Ernst Schmidt (1862-1926), Hamburger Lehrer, später Dramatiker und Romanschriftsteller. In Appelschnut beschreibt er die Kindheitsgeschichte seiner jüngsten Tochter Senta-Regina Möller-Ernst. Mit hübschen Bildern von Richard Scholz.illustriert.

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        1862 MAGICIAN'S POSTER illusionist Magician Signor Eugene Bosco, Son of Italian illusionist and Prestige Bartolomeo Bosco MAGIC ACT appearing at Bridgnorth Shropshire January 3rd 1862 Rare Broadside

      Rowley Printer High Street, Bridgnorth 1862 - This is a rare surviving original broadside poster advertising "Signor Bosco's Entertainments" appearance at the Assembly Rooms in Bridgnorth Shropshire on Friday January 3rd 1862 this was Eugene Bosco (1823-1891) and his Magic Act, he was a well-known and popular Victorian illusionist and Magician, the son of the Famous Italian illusionist and Prestige, Bartolomeo Bosco. Eugene was handicapped by a crippled hand after he had accidentally shot himself while doing a trick, the gun went off without any notice. although very popular in his day he died in poverty just like his legendary father. the poster measures 11.5 inches by 9 inches approx. some edge wear, and a line of small punched holes along left hand edge else in good general condition A VERY RARE SURVIVAL Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

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        Théorie de la résistance de la torsion et de la flexion plane des solides dont les dimensions sont petites relativement à leurs longueur

      Paris, Mallet-Bachelier, Dunod, 1862, in-8, X-147-[1] pp, 1pl. dépliante, demi-maroquin vert à coin postérieur, Rédaction "succincte" des cours de mécanique appliquée donnés par l'auteur à l'École centrale des Arts et Manufactures. Mention de "seconde édition, augmentée". Jean Baptiste Bélanger (1790-1874) étudia à l'École polytechnique (X 1808). Il est associé à d'importantes recherches sur l'hydraulique et à l'équation qui porte son nom. Il fait partie des 72 savants dont le nom est inscrit sur le premier étage de la tour Eiffel. Étiquette ex-libris de Henri Vieillard. Cachet annulé de l'institut catholique de Paris.

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        Index to "In Memoriam

      London: Bradbury and Evans for Edward Moxon, , 1862. Small octavo. Original purple ribbed cloth, titles to front cover gilt, border to covers blocked in blind, cream coated endpapers. Housed in a velvet-lined red cloth solander box. Ownership inscription of the journalist Charles J. Hadfield (1821–1884) to verso of front free endpaper, bookplate of Thomas Hutchinson (Morpeth) and small bookseller's description to front pastedown. Inscription identifying Lewis Carroll as author to front free endpaper, facsimile of Dodgson's signature tipped-in to rear pastedown. Some wax stains to cloth, text block separating between pp. 40 and 41, an excellent copy. First edition of one of Dodgson's earliest publications in book form. Endorsed by Tennyson, this anonymous index to his Elegy on Arthur Hallam was suggested and edited by Dodgson, though "one or more of his sisters chiefly compiled the work." The Index was also issued in sheets for binding with In Memoriam, by then in its eleventh edition, having been first published in 1850.

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        1862 highly important illustrated Oregon Wilderness History, 1st Applegate trail-maker tells of and draws life in the west!

      Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon, May 25 - June 1, 1862. 7.75" x 9.875". "Oliver Applegate of Applegate Trail discusses bear, salmon, wolves, and "polatics" in Ashland, Oregon in 1862 -- outstanding content and drawings!4pp of unlined cream paper inscribed in Applegate's delicate script and embellished with over thirty miniature drawings and poems, and many interesting examples of phonetic spelling. Letter begun on Sunday, May 25, 1862 and continued on Sunday, June 2, 1862 and addressed to "Harriet Applegate, Yoncalla, Umpqua County, Oregon" from "You Efectionate Cousin O.C. Applegate" in the Siskiyou Mountains near Ashland, Jackson County, Oregon. In very fine condition, with expected wear including folds. Minor loss to paper edge on two of four pages. Each page measures 7.75" x 9.875".Oliver Cromwell Applegate (1842-1938), a seventeen-year-old teacher-in-training, pens a light-hearted letter to his younger cousin Harriet Applegate (1845-1862). The cousins exchanged unique hand-illustrated letters decorated with "paintings" that delighted each other and other readers. This way of corresponding through "'sketchicism' and 'emaginatinism'", as Applegate called it, was unconventional to say the least. At the close of his letter, Applegate writes, "I have you will discover attempted some illustrations - if they are not according to the rules to be followed in letter writing, you will of course excuse both me and them". Applegate scatters over thirty minutely detailed drawings of figures and vignettes throughout the text of his four handwritten pages. His drawings include human figures like Indians, settlers, tumblers, and messengers, but also many animals like whales, owls, bulls, and bees. In some contexts, Applegate's drawings function as rebuses, but in others, they interrupt lines and adorn blank spaces. Two patriotic poems, studies of soldiers and admirals, and an incredibly detailed drawing of his mountain homestead illustrate the end of Applegate's letter. "I have here attempted a hasty 'hen't' ink sketch of the Toll House + vacinaty but it don't suit me - The New House (A) is twice as big as it should be so as to be in proportion with the Toll House (B) and the Barn (C) is too low". In addition, Applegate embellishes his script with flourishes, double dots, and underlines, and employs different text size and font to create a graphic and aesthetically pleasing missive.Applegate's minute drawings are interspersed throughout content of similar high quality. He mentions wild animals that miners, frontiersmen, and other hunters encounter on a regular basis, including deer, bear, wolves, and salmon. Applegate observes: "Two weeks since Bear were plenty at the Salt Spring Valley 1 mile east from here, and the boys made a few hunts in that direction, and although one evening they saw five or six, they only succeeded in 'bagging' one black one. They were out again today and report many 'Bars' in the range ... " Applegate was possibly employing backwoods hyperbole when he describes a 12' long black wolf that was recently spotted in the forest, or an abundance of deer that enabled two deer to be killed with one bullet.Applegate discusses at length the environment, which continues to be explored. "Yet there will probably be a way explored direct from this part of the country as soon as the snow and mud will permit, and we will then be a hundred miles nearer to the famous [drawing of whale scavenged by men with pickaxes] then even the Portlanders themselves". Applegate also mentions plants and seeds that he tried to cultivate as gifts or even for export to the East Coast. Democracy flourishes even in the wilderness, Applegate explains. "Polatics: Tomorrow is the day of the election. May every patriotic voter be at his post, and may the 'coon hunting arosticracy' be absent 'frum hum' in one of their favorite excursions". The Civil War raging thousands of miles to the east is not mentioned in this correspondence.Oliver Cromwell Applegate was the sixth son of Lindsay Applegate, one of the pioneers who gave his name to the Applegate Trail. This wilderness trail extending west through modern day Montana, Idaho, Nevada, and California was a safer way to reach the Oregon Territory as it was further south of the Oregon Trail. In 1860, the Applegates relocated from middle western Oregon, where Applegate's correspondent Harriet Applegate still lived, to southwestern Oregon near the modern-day California border. Lindsay Applegate became the owner of the toll road that replaced the trail through the Siskiyou Mountains around the same time. In the winter of 1862, a season that the teenager described in his colorful letter as "8 months ... [of ] ... horror", Applegate earned his teaching certification. That spring, Applegate rejoiced in a changing season that promised plenty and prosperity. Sadly, his creative cousin and correspondent Harriet would die about one month after Applegate wrote this letter, at age sixteen. Applegate taught at Ashland, Oregon during the mid-1860s but then transitioned into Indian affairs. Around this time, Applegate became a scout and assisted his father, then a U.S. Indian Agent. In 1873, the year following the Modoc War, Applegate was appointed a U.S. Commissioner. Twenty years later, Applegate helped restore a Delaware-sized portion of land to the Klamath Indians as federal Indian agent.A remarkable letter by a future Indian agent that captures the spirit of the early Oregon wilderness!"

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        A very scarce Union prisoner-of-war adversity envelope made from wallpaper and apparently sent from Liggon's Warehouse Prison in Richmond

      Richmond, 1862. Good. The cover measures approximately 3" x 5.5" and is made from wallpaper as at this time it was very difficult for prisoners to obtain envelopes. It is franked with a 3-cent Washington stamp (Scott #65) that is tied to the cover with a segmented cork cancel. The envelope has a double-ring handstamped postmark that reads, "Old Point Comfort VA Jan 16" with a manuscript 1862 in the center ring. There is a manuscript censor's mark "Exm" (for Examined) in the upper left corner and a manuscript "61" annotated on the reverse that was likely written by the censor when he reviewed the contents. The envelope is soiled and edge-worn with a paperclip rust stain on the left edge. It is missing the top flap and split along the right side where the lower corner has been turned-up to show the wallpaper pattern inside. The cover was stored in a larger envelope by Mrs. Knowles with a manuscript annotation that reads, "Envelope made from paper of Libby Prison by Mr H G Knowles 1862.". The "1862" annotation within the January postmark at first appears to be an error as Libby Prison was not established until March of 1862. However, as noted Lieutenant B.B. Vassall in William H. Jeffrey's Richmond Prisons 1861-1862, "it [had] become a common error in speaking of prisoners of war, who were confined in Richmond [before March of 1862] to say that they were in 'Libby Prison' but such was not the case. [They] were confined in the tobacco warehouse of Liggon & Co." Knowles military records don't resolve the confusion for he was a soldier in the 8th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and although the regiment was organized in September of 1861, it did not see major action until March of 1862 at the Battle of New Bern. It subsequently fought at Antietam and Fredericksburg later in 1862 and at Drewry's Bluff in 1864. Knowles was captured twice during this time, and he spent a total of nine months as a prisoner of war in two different prisons, Libby and Andersonville. His Andersonville time is well documented; he was captured at the Battle of Drewry's Bluff in May of 1864 and escaped four months later. Unfortunately, there are no recorded details about the five months Knowles spent as a prisoner in Richmond. Although, based upon his regiment's records, it would seem likely that Knowles was not in a Richmond prison in January of 1862 and that the "1862" annotation was probably a mistake, it is impossible that the January 16 postmark was applied in 1863 because no prisoner of war mail was exchanged between September 1862 and June 1863. Also, it highly unlikely for Knowles to have been imprisoned in January of 1864, as the regiment engaged in no battles in the five months between August and December of 1863. So, coming full circle, when considering the "1862" annotation within the postmark, Mrs. Knowles statement that the envelope was made in 1862, and Lieutenant Vassall's discussion about Richmond prisons in 1861-1862, it would appear that Henry Knowles was imprisoned in Richmond at Liggon's Warehouse in late 1861 and early 1862 although it's unclear when or where he was captured. Knowles and his wallpaper prison envelope are worthy candidates for further study. Northbound Union prisoner-of-war mail was collected and transported to Hampton Roads, where it was transferred to Union forces for placement into the regular mail system at Old Point Comfort. Knowles must have been in possession of the U.S. stamp that he used for postage for if he did not have one, his envelope would have been marked with a hand-stamped "3" indicating that 3 cents postage was due upon delivery to the recipient. See Special Mail Routes of the American Civil War by Walske and Trepel for more information about prison locations and mail rates, routes, and time frames. While all prisoner of war mail sent from Richmond is uncommon, early mail is very scarce. Walske and Trepel report that there are only 38 known examples of prisoners mail that were sent from Liggon's and Libby Prisons between September 1861 and May 1862. As of 2017, no prisoner mail from this period is for sale in the philatelic, militaria, or ephemera trade, and there are no records showing any examples have been sold at auction.

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        The Birds of India

      Calcutta: and 1A, Hare Streety, Calcutta.: TC Jerdon; George Wyman and Co, 1862. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. VG+, 3 vols, 1 st ed, 1862-1864, complete. In modern (1978?) half green morocco over green cloth, some blind tooling. Spines, raised bands, gilt tooling & titles. Internally, new endpapers, pencil name to tps. Vol 1, 1862, half title, [18], [1], (ii-xlv), [1], [1], 2-535 pp. Vol 2 part 1, 1863, half title, [8], [1], 2-439 pp. Vol 3 [part 2], 1864, [7], [1], (ii-iv), [3], [1], [1], 442-876 pp, [1], (ii-xxx11). All printed at the Military Orphan Press, 6, Bankshall Street, Calcutta. With a loose letter dated 15.1.78 from A Abell of Nairobi detailing the type of rebind they wanted. Some edge browning, occasional pencil note, 1 paper margin repair to V1, 2 tipped in small leafs with pencil notes to V2, light water stain to edge of V3 titlepage. (Folio, 145*226 mm). 'Independent of its valuable technical details, 'The Birds of India' contains much amusing & readable matter' Allibone 909. Jerdon, army medical officer and zoologist. See ODNB. Title continues: being a natural history of all the birds known to inhabit continental India: with Descriptions of the species, genera, families, tribes and orders, and a brief notice of such families as are not found in India, making it a Manual of Ornithology specially adapted for India,

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        Illustrirter Hand-Atlas der Geographie und Statistik.

      Stgt., Krais & Hoffmann, 1862. 33 x 23,5 cm. IV und ca. 434 S. Mit zahlr. Textholzstichen, 13 farbig lithogr. Tafeln mit Wappen und Flaggen, sowie 48 lithographierten Karten. HLwd. d. Zt. mit Rtit. und Rvergoldung. Espenhorst AS, S. 331. - Erste Ausgabe. - \"Das Konzept seines Handatlasses, das nach Brommes Tod eine Überarbeitung erfuhr, unterschied sich wesentlich von den übrigen Handatlanten. Er integrierte ein mit Holzschnitten illustriertes geographisches Handbuch mit Karten und farblichen Darstellungen von Orden und Flaggen verschiedener Länder. Mit einem ansprechenden Halbledereinband versehen, war der Atlas ein sehr dekoratives Kartenwerk im Hoch-Folio-Format\" (Espenhorst). - Einband fleckig und beschabt. Papierbedingt teils etwas gebräunt, gering fleckig, Titel gestempelt. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Geographie, Atlanten

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        On Bandaging, and Other Operations of Minor Surgery

      Philadelphia: Blanchard and Lea, 1862. 8vo. 383 pp. Wood-engraved illustrations in text. Original sheep, black morocco lettering-piece. Provenance: T. J. Adams (early inkstamp and inscriptions on flyleaves). A fine copy of this Civil War-era surgical manual by the father of painter John Singer Sargent, revised from the 1848 first edition by the addition of a chapter on military surgery by W. F. Atlee. Also with a fine Civil War provenance, inscribed at Camp Shanks in Indianapolis, 27 February 1864, where the 119th Infantry (or 7th Cavalry) rendezvoused under John P. C. Shanks. A severe battle between the 119th and the enemy had taken place in Okalona, Mississippi just 5 days before Adams's inscription. The Preface states: "The merits of this work as a handy and convenient manual for reference in the field and hospital, have induced the publishers to add to it a chapter (the Ninth) on Gunshot Wounds, and such other subjects peculiar to Military Surgery as seemed requisite to adapt it more thoroughly to the wants of Army Surgeons. Owing to the absence of the Author in Europe, this has been prepared by Dr. W. F. Atlee. Philadelphia, March, 1862." See Rutkow, The History of Surgery in the United States, GS25 (first edition). Cordasco 60-1568. Binding slightly rubbed; occasional pale spotting / From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D.

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      Watertown: Printed By L. Ingalls & Co., 1862., 1862. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Original brown cloth,blind embossed front and rear covers with title stamped in gold gilt on the spine, xi, 12 - 294 pp., preface, appendices. Streeter Sale 2019 says "This day by day journal is interesting for its account of a journey from northern New York state to southeastern Kansas in 1856, the last stage from Kansas City to the banks of the Neosho River being by covered wagon; for its portrayal of the Border Ruffians and turbulent conditions in Kansas in 1856, and its account of a communistic vegetarian colony." The constitution of the Vegetarian Settlement Company is located on pages 288-294. Former owner's inked name on front fly leaf, scattered light foxing, else a very good copy.

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        WOCHENSCHRIFT FÜR GÄRTNEREI UND PFLANZENKUNDE, des Vereins zur Beförderung des Gartenbaues in den Königl. Preuss. Staaten. 11 Jahrgäge: 5 (1862) - 15 (1872). Gebundene Zeitschrift.

      Berlin : Verlag von Karl Wiegand, 1862-1872. 11 Jahrgänge in 11 Bänden. Bibliothekseinband Komplette 11 Jahresfolgen der Gartenbau-Zeitschrift Fest eingebunden. Aus ehem. Bibliotheksbestand, mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Alterstypische Lager- und Gebrauchsspuren. Einbände leicht berieben. Seiten an vielen Stellen stockfleckig. Bindung sitzt bei jedem Band fest. Guter Gesamtzustand! Mehr Bilder auf Anfrage. Beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an Fachzeitschriften! zqx mbx Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Open Air Grape Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Garden and Vineyard Culture of the Vine, and the Manufacture of Domestic Wine. in the Northern and Middle States . To Which is Added a . Carefully Prepared Description of the Thomery System .

      C. M. Saxton, New York 1862 - Xvi, 17-375 Pp + 8 Pp Catalog At End. Green Cloth, Gilt And Stamped In Blind. A Very Nice Example, Spine Gilt Bright And Complete, Points Of Fraying At Two Lower Tips And One On Each Side Of Spine, Only, No Fraying At Top Or Bottom Of Spine. Hinges Tight, Original Yellow Endpapers Clean And Bright, Old Pencil Signature "D. Chase" At Top Of Title Page, No Other Names Or Marks. From The Extensive Food And Wine Library Of Robert Balzer; Not Marked As Such, But With A 12 Line Loosely Inserted Typed Ditty From And About One Of His California Wine Classes At Ucla. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 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. 9 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Music; Signed by person(s) connected with book. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6647006.. THIS BOOK IS HEAVIER THAN THE AVERAGE UPON WHICH CHARGES ARE BASED AND SO WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SHIPPING TO ADDRESSES OUTSIDE THE U.K..

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      Paris: M. Duprat,. Good with no dust jacket. [1862]. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; Les monuments de la geographie; ou, Recueil danciennes cartes europe´ennes et orientales. Accompagnees de spheres terrestres et celestes, de mappemondes et tables cosmographiques, dastrolabes et autres instruments d'observation, depuis les temps les plus recules jusqua lepoque d Orlelius et de Gerard Mercator, publies en fac-simiile Le de la grandeur des originaux, Lg. Folio, 22 X 28" contemp. Morocco backed bds; rubbed, some edge wear, slightly dusty. With 82 sheets of maps mostly being double page 42" x 54". Occasional internal repairs. Ex-libris perforated stamp on title page. Casing largely separated at front hinge. Text block and casing sound. Consists of large, detailed mostly black and white facsimiles of ancient maps. "Monuments of geography or, Collection of ancient European and Oriental maps Accompanied by terrestrial and celestial spheres of world maps and tables cosmographic, astrolabes and other instruments of observation, from the earliest times to the time of Orlélius and Gerard Mercator, published in facsimile. ; 24 .

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        How to Mix Drinks Bar-Tender's Guide, or The Bon-Vivant's Companion, Bartender's Guide

      Dick & Fitzgerald 1862 - Considered the "Holy Grail" for collectors of bar ephemera (as it's the first drink manual published in the United States), this is the exceedingly rare, true 1st Edition, 1st State of "HOW TO MIX DRINKS - or, The Bon-Vivant's Companion" (Bar-Tender's Guide) by Jerry Thomas. The front cover is stamped with the price of $1.50, indicating the true 1st State (later states are priced as either $2.00 or $2.50). 1862; Dick & Fitzgerald Publishers. The book is illustrated with "descriptive engravings and "over 600 valuable recipes." Jerry Thomas was an American bartender who owned and operated saloons in New York City. Because of his pioneering work in popularizing cocktails across the United States as well, he is considered "the father of American mixology." In addition to writing this seminal work on cocktails, Thomas displayed creativity and showmanship while preparing drinks and established the image of the bartender as a creative professional. As such, he was often nicknamed "Professor" Jerry Thomas. In 1862, Thomas finishes "How to Mix Drinks - or, The Bon-Vivant's Companion" Bar-Tender's Guide, the first drink book ever published in the United States. The book collected and codified what was then an oral tradition of recipes from the early days of cocktails, including some of his own creations; the guide laid down the principles for formulating mixed drinks of all categories. He would update it several times in his lifetime to include new drinks that he discovered or created. This first edition of the guide includes the first written recipes of such cocktails as the Brandy Daisy, Fizz, Flip, Sour and variations of the earliest form of mixed drink, Punch. Bauman Rare Books is currently offering a third state ($2.50 price on front cover) for $9,000. Condition: Clean covers and spine with no stains; bright gilt lettering on front cover, slightly dulled on spine; worn top edge of spine, fraying to bottom edge; worn corners (the tips of the boards are exposed). Tight binding. No cracks. No loose pages. The lower-outer corner tip of the rear end paper is torn. The text pages are in very good condition - mostly clean and white with only an occasional ink smudge and light stain; no foxing found; no writing found (with the exception of "15. Williams. July 17 '62" written lightly in pencil at the top edge of the rear other writing found). A truly great condition copy of this scarce book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Document Signed, Petersburg January 16, 1865, to General Braxton Bragg, Wilmington, North Carolina

      Manuscript dispatch from the field inscribed in ink on a sheet measuring 3 x 8 inches, formerly folded, in very good clean condition. Housed in a recent ¼ morocco and cloth clamshell box. The dispatch reads: Petersburg 16 Jan '65 Genl B. Bragg - Wilmington N.C. Dispatch of 1 AM recd Can you protect approaches to Wilmington & Confine enemy to the Coast? RE Lee" An important dispatch: the answer to the question posed by Lee in the document sealed the fate of the Army of Northern Virginia and of the Confederacy. Wilmington, North Carolina, situated on the Cape Fear River, twenty-eight miles from the river's mouth was the most important port of the Confederacy and a major supply and distribution center further enhanced by three railway lines connecting the port to the interior. In the fall of 1862, the head of the Confederate Ordnance Bureau, Josiah Gorgas, chose Wilmington as the port of entry for his bureau's line of blockade runners. The steamers, operating out of St. George, Bermuda, some 674 miles away, brought immense amounts of military supplies to Wilmington and carried away government cotton. In charge of the Ordnance Bureau's operations at Wilmington was James M. Sexias. The Ordnance Bureau's runners were soon joined by private runners who also saw the advantages of using Wilmington, and in July 1863, after the Federal attack on Charleston effectively closed down blockade running there, Wilmington became the South's primary port and the most important element in the Confederate supply system. Because of its vital importance to the Confederacy Wilmington was guarded by a number of fortifications. For the bulk of the war Wilmington's commander was Brig. Gen. W. H. C. Whiting, who worked to make Wilmington one of the best defended cities in the Confederacy. An outer ring guarded New and Old Inlets while other forts lined the Cape Fear River, and the city was encircled by a line of trenches. Its major fortifications were Fort Caswell at Old Inlet and Fort Fisher at New Inlet. Since most blockade runners preferred New Inlet, Fort Fisher, under the command of Col. William Lamb, became the most important and largest fort in Wilmington's defenses. During 1864, the blockade-running trade at Wilmington greatly increased as the South's demand for overseas goods grew. Though luxury items continued to arrive, the Confederacy placed tighter restrictions on the blockade runners, which resulted in the importation of vast amounts of military goods. Besides munitions Wilmington was also the receiving point for the Army of Northern Virginia's meat rations. General Robert E. Lee, knowing the reliance of his army on the supplies coming into Wilmington, reported that should the port fall, he would be unable to maintain his troops. Throughout the war the North attempted to keep Wilmington under a tight blockade, but the port's widely spaced entrances forced the Union navy to split its warships into two squadrons that could not support each other. This division of strength coupled with the power of the Confederate forts stymied any effective blockade. Though active operations against Wilmington had been considered as early as the summer of 1862, the North was unable to put together a combined army and navy expedition against Fort Fisher until December 1864. Two assaults were made against the fort, and it, along with Whiting and Lamb, was captured on January 15, 1865. The fall of Fort Fisher ended Wilmington's role as a blockade-running port and effectively cut the Confederacy's lifeline to Europe. Though the Confederates, under General Braxton Bragg, continued to resist Northern advances against Wilmington for another month, the city's fate as well as that of the Confederacy was sealed, and on February 22, 1865, while a rear guard destroyed government property and records, Bragg evacuated Wilmington. American National Biography, volume 3, pp., 396-397 and volume 13, pp., 392-397

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        Civil War Correspondence sent by a member of the 165th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers during its defense of the Chesapeake Bay while stationed in Suffolk, Virginia

      Suffolk, Virginia, 8211. Unbound. Very good. This collection contains six letters (13 Dec 62, 31 Jan 63, 14 Feb 63, 17 Apr 63, 18 Apr 63, 2 May 63) by Private Samuel D. Reck, a member of the 165th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, to his wife, Hannah, in Harney, Pennsylvania, and the postal envelope that was used to mail two of them. The letters vary in size and have a total of 22 handwritten pages. One of the letters is written on a patriotic lettersheet commemorating the Battle of Antietam. The 3-cent pink-on-buff postal envelope (Scott #U35) is cancelled with a blue circular handstamp that reads "NORFOLK/ APR 19 / Va". The letters and envelope are in nice shape; the envelope is a little rough along the right edge were it was opened. Shortly after the 165th was organized in November 1862 at a camp near Gettysburg, it was ordered to the front and deployed to Suffolk, Virginia via Newport News. At Suffolk, it set up defensive lines protect the southwester approach to Portsmouth, Norfolk, and the Chesapeake Bay along with, eventually, four other regiments that were formed into the First Division of the Union Army's Seventh Corps. The sector was initially quiet until 29 Jan 63 when the Confederate forces crossed the Blackwater River into southeast Virginia. The Union forces quickly reacted and the Union command dispatched a regimental task force (which included Reck's company) to drive the drive the Confederates south. The forces met at a place known as Deserted House, and the southerners were routed with alternating attacks by Union Cavalry and Infantry. Later in April, a Southern force led by General Longstreet and numbering at least 40,000 men approached once more, this time laying siege to Suffolk. The Confederates launched a number of probing sorties against the defenses that precipitated Union sallies-the most significant of which was made by the 165th-in response. Foraging became the order of the day for the southerners as the siege ground on for the next month before Longstreet realized the futility of his effort and retreated toward Petersburg. Reck, a very religious man, chronicled the defense of Suffolk in letters sent home to his wife, and it is interesting how they dovetail with official accounts of the defense: 13 Dec - "as it has been the will of the lord to land me on the banks of the James river we had the pleasure of holding a prair meeting on the Steam boat as we Sailed down the water . . . we now are encamped on his way to Ritchmond we are now about Seventy five miles fom Ritchmond there are about thirty thousand men encamp around us and mor comming ever day it is Just thick with tents and alive with people" 31 Jan - "we had another tramp after the rebbles and we caut them this time on thursday night at ten oclock . . . our company and company A was take out with too other regiments we was marched out about Sevene or eight miles till our cavalry cout the rebble pickets and drove them in and so we marched on till we got to the next and the cavalry drove them in we then marched on till we got to the next and the cavalry captured some off them and drove the rest of them in to buck horn station but then i tell you that we soon herd the elephant growl he mad a terrible noise for about too hours the balls and shells flew over our heads and the pieces flew in every direction . . . we then got reinforcement and . . . and after some heavy firing drove the rebbles back over the black water again . . . I came pretty near being hit with a cannon ball it fell about too feat from me but it hurt no one, god did Sertainly watch over us and he garded the balls and shells from us, . . . O that the lord will continue to watch over us and be with us whare ever we are taken if we have to face the enemy and to stand the bullets and shells." 14 Feb - "I don't think they will try to come here but they may come across black water again i will tell you the reasen that they come over here there is some rebble farmers out toward black water and they have got some pork laid up for the rebbles and they come acrost to gather that up, but our armey put a stop to one mans port and corn Some of the officers went there to by his corn and he would not sell them aney he gave them an insulting anser and he at last told them that it was for the rebbles and when he said that our cavalry boys pitched in to the corn and they carried it of on there horses and they went in the seller and found a lot of pork and they carried it all off . . . if he had not insulted them they would have paid him for it but so he got nothing for it" 17 Apr - "we are getting reinforcements daley and to day they are coming as fast as they can bring them up we have been reinforced with five thousand and they are coming all most hourly i herd this morning that till Satterday night there would be twenty five thousand more and if that number comes till then i think as near as i can tell there will be sixty thousand men here. I think we can hold this place in Spite of the rebels let them come with all the force they can spare. But i cant get it in my head that the rebbles is going to make a dash on us for they Stay away sose we can't reach them from the forts i think they want our men to come out to meat them but i don't now wether our men will go out or not but if they do they will go with a strong force" 2 May - "when the rebs saw our men coming they run reinforcement down and our men fell back and our forts opened on them mowing them down like grass the firing lasted about half an hour . . . our fires was to hot for them to stand" This grouping is an important firsthand look from the Union trenches of a lesser-known Civil War campaign that thwarted Longstreet's attempt to capture Portsmouth and Norfolk and kept the Chesapeake Bay in the hands of the Union.

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        Narrative of a Voyage from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria

      Printed at the Herald Office, Melbourne 1862 - Duodecimo, 16 pages. Later quarter leather and papered boards (bound without the wrappers); title page a little foxed, with two early ink-stamps lightly (and almost entirely) erased from it; a very good copy of a great rarity. 'The "Firefly", chartered by the Government of Victoria to convey stores, &c., for the exploration party sent in search of the ill-fated explorers, Burke and Wills, left Melbourne on July 29th, 1861, under orders to proceed to Brisbane, to take those who undertook to search for the missing men, and their horses. The explorers, horses and stores were to be landed at such point on the Albert River as Captain Norman of the colonial steamer "Victoria", might deem desirable. The "Firefly" encountered heavy weather and was eventually totally wrecked on Sir Charles Hardy's Island. This narrative is the captain's justification of his conduct' (Ferguson 11202). Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        5 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Paris, 1849-1862. - Zum Leben Natalie Narischkins vgl. die Schrift von Pauline Craven „Soeur Natalie Narischkin, Fille de La Charite de Saint-Vincent-de-Paul" (1876), welche im Jahr darauf auch ins Englische („Natalie Narischkin. Sister of Charity of St. Vincent of Paul" und ins Deutsche („Natalie Narischkin, barmherzige Schwester aus dem Orden des heiligen Vincenz von Paul") übersetzt wurde. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend ein eigenh. Brief (3 S., 8°) von Catherine Narischkin. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Les Misérables. Authorized English translation (copyright). FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 3 vols.

      Hurst & Blackett. 1862 Half titles, 8pp ads vol. III. Orig. purple pebble-grained cloth, borders blocked in blind, spines blocked & lettered in gilt; v. sl. rubbing to spines. Booklabel of Christopher C. Geest in each vol. A v.g. bright set in custom-made green cloth foldover box.Les Misérables, 1862; begun in 1845, but interrupted by the Revolution of 1848. The FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, translated by F.C.L. Wraxhall, published simultaneously with the first French edition. According to Davidson, editions appeared concurrently in Paris, Brussels, London, Leipzig, Milan, Madrid, Perth & Rotterdam. See Wolff 3339 & 3339a. This edition not in BL where the earliest edition is the sixth, in one volume, 1865. Only two copies listed on Copac: Cambridge and TCD. OCLC adds NLS and five copies in the States.

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