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        Temple Bar

      65 - London - Office of 'Temple Bar' andWard and Lock, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A ten volume set of Temple Bar magazine from 1862 to 1865. Bound in half leather with marbledpaper-coveredboards and gilt lettering. Volumes IV - IX, XI - XIII,&XV. Temple Bar was a London journal, issued monthly with a cover price of 1s and was originally not illustrated. The journal was launched in December 1860 by John Maxwell with the bohemian author George Sala as its editor. The contents were miscellaneous, with a strong emphasis on serialised fiction. Editorship later passed to George Bentley and enjoyed a long period of prosperous stability. Contributors under the Bentley regime were Wilkie Collins, Henry Kingsley, George Gissing, R L Stevenson and Anthony Trollope. It also carried high quality women's fiction from Mrs Henry Wood and Rhoda Broughton. Condition: The bindings are firm. The outer hinges are starting. Volume XV's front board is attached by the cords only and the spine is coming away. Volume VIII's outer hinges are strained, and the lower half of the spine is coming away. The inner hinges are strained. There iswear to the extremities, includingbumping with loss to the leather. Internally the pages are generally bright with some mild occasional spotting, that has more prominence on the first and last couple of pages. Overall the condition is very good, with Volume XV good only due to hinges..

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        BRITISH ENTOMOLOGY, Being Illustrations and Descriptions of the Genera of Insects found in Great Britain and Ireland.

      London 1862 - 8 volumes octavo 10 x 6 1/2 inches, full publisher's green buckram. Titles, text and 770 HAND COLOURED PLATES- A RARE COMPLETE COPY. A few tiny signs of wear and a few plates a little loose in the binding, ownership name on titles BUT BASICALLY A VERY GOOD CLEAN COPY. The famous French naturalist Cuvier described this work as the paragon of perfection. The insects are featured with plants or flowers. The second edition - Differs from the first edition solely in the title pages- British Museum catalogue (page 442). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc. Embraced in Fifty Quarto Maps, Forming a Series of Eighty Maps and Plans, Together with Valuable Statistical Tables

      Philadelphia: S.A. Mitchell. 1862. First. First edition. Small folio, unpaginated. Original publisher's half calf and gilt-lettered pebbled cloth binding. A very good copy with wear to the leather, title page and list of maps foxed with occasional mild soiling to the margins of plates, but strong joints and hinges, with an attractive 19th Century American bookplate. A desirable example of this Civil War-era atlas. Excellent original hand-coloring for all maps. This copy is complete with all 80 maps plus two additional maps not called for: "New Hampshire and Vermont" and "County Map of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island." Among the more notable American maps are those detailing Texas, California, New Orleans, the Indian Territory of future Oklahoma, and plans of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The atlas also has three double-page maps. A beautiful example of a mid-19th Century American atlas. .

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        The Private Diary of Richard, Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, K.G. In Three Volumes

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn. 1862. First. :First edition. Three volumes. 320; 322; 300pp. Frontispiece portrait. Octavos. Publisher's cloth gilt. Tears along the edges of two spines, modest edgewear, some foxing, still a handsome, very good set. Bookplate in each volume of William Arthur, Sixth Duke of Portland, K.G. .

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        The Various Contrivances by which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilized by Insects

      John Murray, London 1862 - 1st edition, tight binding, no torn pages, no interior marking except for the name of two original owners and a book plate from the Delafield Public Library, 32 pages of advertising for Mr. Murray, library bookplate has been removed from the back cover, spine with shortened title "Fertilisation of Orchids," first owner John Duncan of Glasgow 1862 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire artistique, industrielle et commerciale de la Porcelaine

      Joseph Techener. Hardcover. Paris, 1862. Folio, (8), 690, (2) pages et 28 planches / plates. Contemporary 3/4 morocco over illustrated embossed cloth. Some wear to binding, contents excellent. Very good condition overall. Original wraps bound in at rear. Tres bon etat. A very important porcelain reference, beautifully illustrated. . Very Good. 1862. First Edition.

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        The Works of Thomas De Quincey (16 volume set)

      Adam and Charles Black 1862 - 16 volume complete set. Handsome, suitable for a gift. Half-calf leather with contemporary marbled boards. Clean, unmarked pages. Good bindings and covers. Hardcover. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Quincey's Works. (Complete) 15 volumes bound as 8 volumes and including an index. Carefully revised by the author and greatly enlarged. [The works of Thomas de Quincey]

      Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1862 - i 290pp; ii 244pp; iii 342pp; iv 352pp; v 395pp; vi 333pp; vii 352pp; viii 332pp; ix 310pp; x 326pp;xi 333; xii303; xiii 332pp; xiv 467pp; xv 376pp (index). Engraved frontispiece to each volume. (1) Confessions of an Opium-Eater. (2) Recollections of the Lakes and Lake Poets Coleridge, Wordsworth and Southey. (3) Last Days of Immanuel Kant and other writing (4) The English Mail Coach and other writings (5) Dr Samuel Parr or Whiggism in its Relations to Literature and other writings. (6) Richard Bentley and other writings (7) Protestantism and Other Essays (8) Leaders in Literature with a Notice of Traditional Errors affecting Them (9) The Caesars and Other Papers (10) Style and Rhetoric and Other papers (11) Coleridge and Opium-Eating and other writings. (12) Speculations Literary and Philosophic (13)The Art of Conversation and Other Papers.(14) Autobiographic Sketches 1790-1803. (15) Biographies of Shakespeare, Pope, Goethe and Schiller and on the Political Parties of Modern England; Index. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination. Published: 1862-1863. G: in good condition. Covers rubbed. Corners bumped. Endpapers foxed. Some light browning throughout. Tightly bound Dark-green/gilt half-leather with blue marbled boards [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie 1862 - RO40236542: 12 tomes d'env. 500-600 pages chacun. Titres et tomaisons dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur le dos. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Dos et bords des plats légèrement frottés. Couverture du tome I se détachant. Quelques annotations dans le même tome. Nouvelle Édition revue sur les plus anciennes Impressions et les Autographes et augmentée de Morceaux inédits, de Variantes, de Notices, de Notes, d'un Lexique des mots et locutions remarquables, d'un Portrait, d'un Fac-similé etc. Par M. Ch. Marty-Laveaux. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.04-XVII ème siècle [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres publiées par les soins de son excellence le ministre de l'Instruction publique et des cultes.

      - Paris, Imprimerie impériale, 1862-1868. 4 volumes (sur 6) grand in-4, demi chagrin rouge à coins de l'époque, dos à nerfs, titres et tomaisons dorés et encadrés, têtes dorées, portrait frontispice gravé. Les 4 premiers volumes. En 1843, le gouvernement français décida de réunir les oeuvres de Lavoisier. Ce travail fut confié à J.B.A. Dumas, alors président de l'Académie des Sciences. Le second volume fut le premier à paraître, en 1862. (Duveen & Klickstein, 338 sq. Martin & Walter, III, 19849). Bon exemplaire, très frais, bien relié. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Contributions à la flore fossile italienne. (6 Teile in 1 Bd.; alles was erschienen).

      Zürich, Zürcher & Furrer, 1859 - 1862 - 4°, 47S.; 59 S. m. 2 Taf. (1 farb.); 20 S.; 30 S.; 11 S.; 31 S.; im Anhang 41 lithogr. Taf. m. unzähl. Abb., Priv.-HLdr. d. Zt., Bibliotheksbd.: handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Kanten tlw. beschabt, Deckel berieben, Nummer u. Stempel a. Vs., Stempel a. erstem Titelbl.; innen tadelloses, und nur vereinzelt etw. unfrisches bzw. gebrauchsspuriges Ex. (Teile 3 u. 4 = Extrait du Tome XVIII des nouveaux mémoires de la Société Hélvetique des sciences naturelles; Tl. 5 = Extrait du XXe volume des Mémoires de la Société [etc.]). Enthält: [Première Mèmoire:] Mémoire sur quelques gisements de feuilles fossiles de la Toscane; Second Mémoire: Val d?Arno, Troisième Mémoire: Massa Marittima; Quatrième Mémoire: Travertins Toscans, Cinquième Mémoire: Tufs volcaniques de Lipari; Sixième Mémoire: [Ohne Titel]. Poggendorff III, 496. Gaudin (1822-1866) war Privatlehrer von Gabriel de Rumine, dessen Familie seine Forschungen finanzierte. Er unternahm ausgedehnte geologisch-paläontologische Forschungsreisen in Italien. 1100 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Gruel et Engelmann, Paris 1862 - In 16°(13 x 16); Pagine (2), 192, (2) Splendida opera completa delle (192) cromolito Legatura in piena pelle verde a 5 nervi con titolo dorato al dorso interni in velluto blu con grande lavoro di doratura ai ferri sui piatti interni. Tutti i tagli sono dorati Stato PERFETTO [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        Collection of 44 offprints and pamphlets.]

      v.d. as below, v.p. - Sur les proportions relatives du bras, de l'avant-bras, et de la clavicule chez les nègres et les européens, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1862, pp. 13, [2]; not in OCLC; Sur les caractères physiques des mincopies ou habitants des isles Andaman [drop- title], Paris, 1863, pp. 12; not in OCLC; Échelle chromatique des yeux suivie d'une note sur un oeil d'albinos, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1864, pp. 20; not in OCLC; Celse, Paris, 1865, pp. 55; at the head of the title: Conférences historiques de médecine et de chirurgie; 3 in OCLC (none in the U.S.); Sur les proportions relatives des membres supérieurs et des membres inférieurs chez les nègres et les européens, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1867, pp.15; not in OCLC; Discours prononcé sur la tombe de M. L. V. Lagneau [drop-title], [Paris, c. 1867], pp. 3; not in OCLC; Mémoire sur les cranes de Basques de Saint-Jean-de-Luz suive de recherches sur la comparison des indices céphaliques sur le vivant et sur le squelette, Paris, 1868, pp. [4], 79; 3 in OCLC; Sur le transformisme, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1871, pp. [4], 72; not in OCLC; De l'influence de l'éducation sur le volume et la forme de la tÍte, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1873, pp. 19, not in OCLC; Sur l'endocrane. Nouveau instruments destinés a étudier la cavité cranienne sans ouvrir le crane, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1873, pp. 36; 10 illus. in text, not in OCLC; Sur le plan horizontal de la tÍte et sur la méthode trigonométrique, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1873, pp. [4], 72, [3]; 6 figures in the text, 2 in OCLC (both at Yale); Rapport sur la réorganization du service de santé militaire, Paris, 1873, pp. 23, not in OCLC; Sur les doctrines de la diplogénèse, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1874, pp. 27, not in OCLC; Sur les cranes de solutré, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1874, pp. 20, not in OCLC; Sur la valeur des divers angles faciaux, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1875, pp. 31, 6 figures in the text, not in OCLC; Notions complémentaries sur l'ostéologie du crane, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1875, pp. 32, not in OCLC; Sur les indicies de l'omoplate chez l' homme. Les singes et dans la serie des mammifères, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1878, pp. 31, 5 figures in the text, not in OCLC; Sur le plan horizontal du crane, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1879, pp. 24, not in OCLC; Sur la déterminationde l'age moyen, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1879, pp. 24, not in OCLC; Étude des variations craniométriques et de leur influence sur les moyennes détermination de la série suffisante, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1880, pp. 67, not in OCLC; Experiences sur les oeufs a deux jaunes, being an extract from the Annales des Sciences, Paris, n.d. [ca. 1851], pp. 10, not in OCLC; Histoire des Travaux de la Société d' Anthropologie de Paris, Paris, 1863, pp. 60, not in OCLC; Eloge funebre de Pierre Gratiolet, being an extract from vol. 2 of the Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, n.d. [ca. 1865], engraved frontis portrait, pp. 7, not in OCLC; [entry for:] Anthropologie, offprint from Anthropologie, Paris, n.d. [ca. 1866- 7], pp. 275-300, not in OCLC; Sur la classification et la nomenclature craniologiques d'apres les indices céphaliques, offprint of an unidentified periodical, pp. [385]-422, [1], not in OCLC; Sur le stéréographe, nouvel instrument craniolographique, Paris, 1868, offprint from Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie, pp. [4], [99]-126, engraved plate, not in OCLC; offprint from Mémoires de la Socié [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Week on the Concord and the Merrimac Rivers

      Tickner and Fields, 1862. 1st edition. Hardcover. VERY GOOD. 1st edition sheets; 2nd title page. Some chipping at top and bottom of spine. Minor tear at top of hinge. Boards Fine; hinge Fine; pages Fine - Fine unread copy. Thoreua took back unsold copies of "A Week" from the publisher who couldn't sell them. Some copies were bound but most consisted of unbound 1st edition sheets. About which he famously said he "carried up two flights of stairs to storage." It can be assumed with some certainty that Thoreau carried the pages bound here in this particular book. There is a protective mylar cover.

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        A Comparative Grammar of the Sanskrit, Zend, Greek, Latin, Lithuanian, Gothic, German, and Sclavonic Languages, 3 volumes.

      Williams and Norgate, London & E 1862 - Cloth, octavo, 3 volumes, xvi + 1456 pages. Complete. Fair copy in original cloth binding, handsome repairs to cloth chipping. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1862 Civil War Bulletproof Vest Broadside

      Newbern, N.C. 1862 - Broadside. "Good News to the Army." Bartlett & Munn, Agents for Manufacturers. Newbern, N.C., April 17, 1862. 1 p., 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. A remarkable broadside advertising the sale of bulletproof vests to Union forces in North Carolina in the wake of the occupation of much of coastal North Carolina by General Ambrose Burnside's Expeditionary Force. "We beg leave to say to the officers and soldiers of the Expedition, that after some delay we have received another invoice of those Monitor, or Bullet Proof Vests, which we are selling at our stand, opposite the Post Office, and as it is impossible for us to visit all the various Camps, please call and examine, or order, with measure of breast and waist, which will insure a good fit. We shall be here only a week or two longer, therefore it is for the interest of all who may wish to purchase to call immediately."Historical BackgroundSeveral firms attempted to sell such bullet proof vests during the war, with ads for body armor even appearing in Harper's Weekly. According to historian Byron Farwell, "G. & D. Cook & Company of New Haven, Connecticut, offered to Union soldiers a 'soldier's bullet proof vest' in two models, a seven-dollar model for officers and a five-dollar one for enlisted men, and for a time early in the war the Atwater Armor Company also in New Haven, produced two hundred per day. Although they were nonregulation in both Civil War armies, a few volunteer regiments were quipped with them. They proved too heavy to be practical, and the increased efficiency of weapons destroyed any value they may have had."It is not known which company "Bartlett & Munn" represented. Advertising to Ambrose Burnside's troops, who had occupied New Bern, N.C. on March 14, 1862, they name their vests "Monitors," in obvious reference to the Union ironclad who had stood toe to toe with C.S.S. Virginia in the Battle of Hampton Roads on March 8-9, 1862.ReferencesFarwell, Byron. The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Warfare (New York, 2001), p. 128.

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        Celebrating a Report of McClellan's Death

      1862 - Autograph Letter Signed ("Prentiss") Columbus, March 4, 1862. 1 p., 7 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. Partial Transcript"Columbus: Mch 4 , 1862Dear SWe had news last evening of another repulse of our forces at Manassas & the death of McLellan [sic]. The news generally credited for an hour or two was by the abolitionists well recd particularly the death of Mc. some even going so far as to say that if he was killed it could compensate for the loss of a battleI observe that you think there are some "celestial phenomena" developed in the political in these latter days.There certainly are developments terrestrial among which is the place of quartering on the enemy. Do you take?YoursPrentiss"Historical Background Prentiss fought in the Mexican-American War and the Civil War, rising to the rank of Major General. He was captured at Shiloh along with 2200 other Union troops. He is often credited with holding the Confederate Army at bay in the area known as the 'Hornet's Nest,' allowing General Grant's army to survive the battle, and continue its trek into the South unfettered.

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        La Nouvelle Régence, Revue Spéciale des Échecs

      Paris: Café de la Régence, 1862 384 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") with original wrappers. From the library of James Barrett. Volume 3. (Bibliotheca Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 6016). First edition.Volume one was published as La Régence and Nouvelle was added to the title starting with volume two. First published in 1860 and discontinued in 1864. Edited by Paul Journoud, who was a member of the Café de la Régence Chess Club of Paris. He was an editor of several chess periodicals: La Régence (1860), La Nouvelle Régence (1861?"1864), Le Palamède Français (1864), and Le Sphinx (1865?"1867).James J. Barrett wrote a few chess columns in the Buffalo area. In a chess magazine beginning on page 1 of the March 1948 Chess Review: he wrote a letter of complaint about the magazine?s choice of front-cover photographs. He played a substantial role in Paul Morphy The Pride and Sorrow of Chess by David Lawson (New York, 1976), and in the Acknowledgments (page vii) Lawson wrote, ?I wish particularly to express gratitude for the suggestions and generous help of James J. Barrett, with special reference to the selection, preparation, and proofreading of the games.?Condition:Paper spine lacking, heavy edge wear to wrappers with some soiling, Barrett's book plate on front end paper. A good copy.

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        Sinai photographed. Contemporary records of Israel in the wilderness. With an appendix.

      London, Richard Bentley, 1862 - 4°, XX, 352 S., 22 (von 26) meist montierte Taf. (davon 18 Orig.-Photogr.), Textabb., 1 lose Falttaf., Kart., Rücken fehlt, Lagen tlw. lose, tlw. stark stock- u. fingerfleckig, einige Bl. rissig u. lose, die Taf. tlw. etw. ausgeblichen, brauchbares, im Text vollständiges Ex. Erstausgabe. Frühe Fotografie 2600 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Reise nach Island im Sommer 1860. Mit wissenschaftlichen Anhängen.

      F.A. Brockhaus,, Leipzig, 1862 - Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1862. 8°. VIII, 499 S. Mit 1 Frontisp., 5 Holzstichtafeln, 1 gef. auf Leinen aufgez. farb. Karte und 1 Textholzstich. Grüner Leinenband der Zeit. NDB. - Erste Ausgabe. - William Thierry Preyer (1842-1897), in England geboren, studierte Naturwissenschaften und Medizin in Deutschland. Noch während seinen Studien beiteiligete er sich 1860 zusammen mit seinem Freund Ferdinand Zirkel ((1831-1912) an einer Island-Expedition. In seiner ersten Dissertation "Plautus impennis", erschienen 1862 in Heidelberg, beschreibt er den aussterbenden, mit kurzen Flügeln ausgestatteten pinguinählichen isländischen Vogel. - Mit Exlibris. Papier durchgehend, vor allem der Schnitt gebräunt. Einband berieben. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ORLEY FARM

      Chapman & Hall 1862 - First edition. Two volumes. Original purple wavy-grained cloth, the grain running perpendicularly for both volumes, covers blocked with conventional frame design in blind, on spines with farming designs and lettered in gold, pale yellow endpapers. Bound without publisher's catalogue sometimes found at end of vol. I ("cannot be regarded as essential" - Sadleir); Spines lightly sunned, a near fine set. Forty wood-engraved illustrations by J. E. Millais, with first state captions throughout. The publishing history of Orley Farm is complicated by the fact that, unusually, the two volumes were published nearly ten months apart, and subsequent reissues of each volume were neither simultaneous nor in step. This set collates textually to Sadleir's first issue (i.e. copies bound form the parts), but has the second volume bound in vertically grained cloth, where Sadleir calls for horizontal. As such the second volume does not conform to any of Sadleir's variants, either Sadleir's priority is in error, or this is an variant binding of the first state. Either way, original printings of this work are now uncommon in such fresh condition. Sadleir (Trollope) 13 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Orley Farm

      London: Chapman and Hall 1862 - With Illustrations by J. E. Millais. First edition. Two volumes. Original publisher's maroon cloth. Both volumes were published almost 10 months apart, which further adds to this title's complex and rather questionable (Sadleir) issue points. Volume I is the horizontal grain pattern cloth and the text appears to be mostly fourth issue; volume II is the vertical grain pattern cloth and appears to correspond to Sadleir's earlier issue. A very good set; some wear and rubbing to extremities, spines show some fading, each volume neatly recased with repairs evident mostly to spine ends. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        IL TERRITORIO PADOVANO illustrato per

      Prosperini, 1862-1870, Padova, - raccolta di 29 fascicoli in-4 picc., bross. orig. Celebre opera dello storico e archivista padovano (1821-1911), rara a trovarsi completa e nei fascicoli originali. Con 26 tavv. (sue 27), e con una gr. carta topogr. del territorio. Mancano la tav. di Teolo e le pagine che l'editore spediva alla fine della pubblicazione e che riguardano i frontespizi delle quattro parti costituenti l'opera. Qualche sgualcitura e minima mancanza alle copertine. Le 26 tavv. (su 27) e la carta del territorio padovano sono in perfetto stato di conservazione. Rarissima opera. [404]

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        Requesting Another Battery of Artillery During 7 Days' Battle

      1862 - Autograph Letter Signed ("C. S. Hamilton"), as General U.S. Army, with additional autograph endorsements on verso by S. P. Heintzelman, James A. Hardie and William F. Barry. Div. Hd. Qrs., April 12, 1862. To Gen. S. Williams. 2 pp, 7 3/4 x 10 in., ruled paper, closed tear. General Hamilton requests another battery of artillery. The letter is passed up the chain of command to General Barry, the Chief of Artillery. Transcript"Div. Hd. Qrs. Apr 12 1862General I understand the Fourth Battery for my Division has been designated and is on the Peninsula. I beg it may be ordered to report to me forthwith. I am General Very Respy Your Obt. Srt. C. S. Hamilton Brig Gen Comdg Div.Brig Gen S. Williams AAG Army of the Potomac[docketing on verso, as request is passed up the chain of command, not transcribed][Barry's reply, written on verso:]Respectfully returned. The Battery intended for Hamilton's Div[isio]n. was to have been withdrawn from Richardson's, which latter was to have been supplied with a Battery from the Art[iller]y: Depot in Washington. Circumstances compelled the ordering of the Battery intended for Richardson elsewhere. As soon as another Battery can be prepared, the original design will be carried out. William F. Barry Brig. Genl. Ch[ief]-of-A[rtiller]y"At the beginning of the Civil War, Charles Smith Hamilton was appointed Colonel of the 3rd Wisconsin regiment and promoted to Brigadier-General of volunteers. He served in Virginia during the siege of Yorktown in May, 1862, and in September of that year was promoted to Major-General of volunteers. After the siege of Yorktown, he was transferred to the Army of the Mississippi, commanded a division at Corinth, and won the battle of Iuka. Afterward he commanded the left wing of the Army of the Tennessee and the 16th corps. He resigned his military commission in April of 1863. Hamilton went on to serve as President of the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin from 1866 until 1875.Historical BackgroundIn the Peninsula Campaign of April-July 1862, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan attempts to attack Richmond with his (Union) Army of the Potomac from the southwest (up the peninsula between the James and York rivers in Virginia, rather than marching south from Maryland). Despite swamps and swollen rivers, which make it difficult to move artillery, the Federals are able to advance within a few miles of Richmond, and fight the Confederates to a draw in the Battle of Fair Oaks (also called Seven Pines, May 30-June 1). However, after Fair Oaks, President Jefferson Davis assigns Gen. Robert E. Lee to command the Army of Northern Virginia, which defends Richmond. In a series of engagements called the Seven Days' battles (June 26-July 2), Lee counter-attacks strongly, and convinces McClellan to abandon the campaign.

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        Expédition de l'Indo-Chine (1858-1859-1860) - Notes sur le Matériel de Guerre des Chinois et des Cochinchinois

      Paris, Lithographie du Ministère de la Marine, 1862. - 1 volume in folio (30*46 cm), 125 pp., enrichi de 13+45 planches à pleine page légendées, décrites et commentées sur la page opposée. La page de titre est salie et tachée, ainsi que 2 feuillets internes (pp. 62-63). Déchirures restaurées sur les 2 derniers feuillets, sinon très bon état, reliure moderne plein cuir noir. Atlas de toute rareté et document historique sur l'armement chinois et cochinchinois au milieu du XIXe siècle. Ouvragecommissionné par le Ministère de la Marine et réalisé par le Chef d'Escadron de la Marine et des Colonies F. Lacour. La première partie de l'ouvrage est consacrée au matériel de guerre des Chinois (13 planches), Dans son avant-propos, l'auteur précise: " Pendant le séjour que j'ai fait en Chine, au mois de juillet 1858, j'ai pu voir une partie des bouches à feu et des armes trouvée à Canton, pris le 29 décembre 1857, ou dans les forts du Peïho, enlevés le 20 mai 1858 par les Forces anglo-françaises sous les ordres de M.M. les Contre-Amiraux Sir Micael Seymour et Rigault de Genouilly. J'ai pu également voir dans la longue batterie de Voosung, au confluent de la Rivière de Shanghai et de Yang-tse-Kiang un assez grand nombre de canons en fonte. Quelques-uns étaient encore sur leurs affuts et il a été possible de les étudier convenablement. Il n'en était pas de même des bouches à feu en bronze prises au Peïho; beaucoup d'entre elles étaient à fond de cale sur divers bâtiments et je n'avais ni le temps, ni les moyens de les déplacer pour les examiner à loisir. Il était question, à cette époque d'expédier à Hong Kong, pour y être vendus, ces canons qu'on pouvait alors envoyer en France, et je m'empressai de mettre à profit toutes les occasions de prendre quelques notes ou de faire des croquis. J'ai cru qu'il ne serait pas sans intérêt pour les personnes qui s'occupent d'artillerie d'avoir sur le matériel chinois quelques renseignements, fussent-ils aussi incomplets que ceux qu'il m'a été possible de recueillir." La 2e partie de l'ouvrage s'intéresse au matériel de guerre cochinchinois lors de la prise des Forts de Touranne et du début de la conquête coloniale indochinoise (45 planches et plans)

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        Ruined Abbeys and Castles of Great Britain

      (Early Photography). Howitt, William & Mary Howitt. Ruined Abbeys and Castles of Great Britain. London: A.W. Bennett, 1862. First edition. Small 4to. Original green cloth, gilt, with photograph emborssed on upper cover. Slight wear and occasional light foxing. [8], 228 pp. including 27 mounted original albumen prints by Francis Bedford (6), Sedgfield (9), Wilson (8), Roger Fenton (2), and others. Includes pictures of Bolton Priory, Glastonbury Abbey, Iona, or Icolmkill, Lanthony Abbey, Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey, Raglan Castle, Conway and its Castle, Goodrich Castle and Court, Fountains Abbey, Roslin Chapel and Castle, Elgin Cathedral, Holyrood Abbey and Palace, Melrose Abbey, Carisbrooke Castle, Rievaux Abbey and Furness Abbey. References: Gernsheim 162; Truthful Lens No. 89 (both series) NYPL Bulletin (1977) No. 80. Provenance: Front flyleaf inscription to Richard Foster, dated 1862.

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        The Mountain Spring. Near Cozzen's Dock, West Point.

      Currier & Ives,, New York: 1862 - Fannie Palmer is the artist for this Currier & Ives lithograph. She was the only female artist at C&I, and her work is much sought after. This beautiful view is taken from West Point looking across the Hudson, with Garrison visible on the opposite banks. Currier & Ives lithograph with original hand color, 15 1/2 x 11 3/4" with standard margins. Beautiful original condition and coloring, with a couple of small waterspots in margin. Conningham no. 4245.

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        Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg. Bd. 1 (von 4). Berlin, Hertz, 1862. 1 Bl., Titel, XI, 475 S. Neuer Hldr. mit RVerg. und RSch.,

      1862 - Erstausgabe.- Erster Band der von 1862 - 1882 erschienenen 'Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg'.- Teils etwas stockfleckig, kleiner Feuchtrand im weißen Kopfsteg. Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: First Edition]

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      CARLETON, NEW YORK 1862 - Charles E. Wilbour. New York: Carleton Publishing Company. June 1862. The first American translation, published only months after the French edition of the novel was released; *Fantine 1-171 pages, Cosette 1-164, Marious 1-150 pages, Saint Denis 1-184 pages, Jean ValJean 1-165 pages LEATHER RAISED RIBBED SPINE;EX-LIBRARY; OCTAVO; MARBLED PAPER ON BOARDS IS HEAVILY SCUFFED; SPINE WORN ALONG HINGES; REMNANTS OF CALL NUMBER LABEL ON SPINE. cORNERS ARE LEATHER ARE ARE WORN. mARBLED END PAPERS ARE TORN ALONG HINGES. rEMNANTS OF POCKET AND STICKER ON REAR END PAPER. fOXING ON FIRST FEW AND LAST FEW PAGES. tEXT IS CLEAN. TRANSLATED BY CHARLES E. WILBOUR. TEXT IS IN ENGLISH DATE PUBLISHED: 1862 EDITION: First Ed [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      HAMILTON PORT STANLEY AMHERSTBURG CANADA WEST 1862 - On offer is a remarkable 1862 - 1865 original handwritten manuscript 'letters book' wherein the author, Mr. John Rowe, residing in Hamilton Ontario for the most part, has kept a meticulous record of his correspondence to friends, family, business associates and intimates. Local collectors and historians of Canadiana relating to Canada West [Ontario], Hamilton, the Niagara area and the author's hometown of Port Stanley and Canada's attitudes and involvement in the American Civil War will delight in the treasure trove of historic content in his writings and revel in the different threads of correspondence. Mr. Rowe writes of romance, commerce and war. He works for the noted Isaac Buchanan of Buchanan, Harris and Co. who one on-line source notes: 'In 1863 Buchanan established the 13th Battalion of the militia (now the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry). He gave the regiment its first colors, and also coined its motto "Semper Paratus". When the 13th Battalion fought in the Battle of Ridgeway in 1866, the wounded were treated at Buchanan's estate 'Auchmar'. Almost eighty years later injured men from the RCAF would also convalesce there.' Rowe, in what might seem rather telling, kept copies of his love letters too; he writes to women in a courting manner but when rebuffed he can be bitter in his comments to an intimate regarding the woman and her other partners and friends. His letters professing love to 'Lizzie' from Toronto are classic. Then there is the American Civil war and his keen interests in militaria; firearms, drilling and action. John corresponds with a very diverse group: Capt John Brown, No. 4 Co. 13 Batt'n V Md; his mother, his sister [in Stoke Devonport England]; Grace Rosevear of Guelph, Schell of Campbellton and his cousin Sergeant G. Ford 2nd Battal Sco Fusilier Guards Montreal to name just a few. Mr. Rowe is a great writer and provides much detail with much personality and covers many areas with most of his correspondence making this an almost diary like collection. Here are some of the details of his participation regarding the Civil War: to his cousin Sergeant Ford Jan 14, 1863: "We have formed several companies of volunteers in Hamilton. We are gazetted a "Light Infantry" and formed into a battalion of which Mr. Buchanan (my governor) has been appointed Lieut. Colonel. I have joined one of the camps. We were first drilled by a Guardsman Sergt major Henry. he was a splendid drill and we all liked him very much, but he has been removed and we have now a Colon. Serg't of the Rifle Brigade." Later he writes: Dear Schell (February 7, 1863) . Pete Buchanan is ensign. Stuart enjoys the rank of Corporal. he just returned from New York where he went to see his brother who was wounded before Fredericksburg where I believe Stuart has the great honor of drinking with the Governor of Nebraska and some U.S. Generals. Since his return he is full of his exploits - dining with General Char-them-up. There is a spring meeting tonight at Mrs. Thom Clark's." As to the book condition proper someone, probably a young girl or woman used pages 1 to 40 as a scrapbook glueing newspaper clippings of poems and verse to both sides of the handwritten pages. Pages 40 to 282 are all handwritten and all the letters are dated, addressed and signed. This extraordinary, unique book of 240+ pages provides a super rendering of life in Southern Ontario at this pre-Confederation time. Condition overall is Good and would be better save for some faults to the cover the worst being chipping and some loss to the spine. Interior is good though Rowe cut some leaves out and there are some tears, chips etc to the fragile onion skin type papers. This is truly a one of a kind archive of first hand history given Mr. Rowe's almost compulsive retention of his writings - lucky for us! 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the Extent and Aims of a National Museum of Natural History. Inscribed to the Marquis of Ripon.

      Saunders, Otley, London 1862 - Owen, Richard (1804-92). On the extent and aims of a national museum of natural history. 8vo. [4], 126pp. 2 folding plates. London: Saunders, Otley & Co., 1862. 222 x 142 mm. Original plum cloth, a little worn, inner hinges cracking. Light toning, but very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by Owen on the verso of the front free endpaper: "The Marquis of Ripon, K.G. with the Author's respects."First Edition. Owen was the prime mover behind the construction of the Natural History Museum, a project that occupied him for over two decades. After his appointment as superintendent of the Natural History department of the British Museum in 1856, dissatisfied with the cramped and disorganized confines of the existing British Museum (located in Bloomsbury), Owen began lobbying for a "separate but unified national museum of natural history . . . to represent the three kingdoms of nature" (Rupke, p. 34), to be housed in a building spacious enough to display even the largest specimens of both living and fossil species. The project did not really get off the ground until October 1861, when Owen"manipulated future Prime Minster Gladstone into the opinion that the current exhibition facilities for the Natural History Department of the British Museum were inadequate for their task. Owen cultivated Gladstone's support in order to bring the issue before Parliament once the Trustees of the British Museum fell into agreement with his extravagant plans for building not just more display space, but an entirely new building to house the natural history collection (Johnson-Roehr, "The Natural History Museum-London" [internet reference]).After much heated debate, Owen's plan was approved and the South Kensington museum, designed by Albert Waterhouse, began construction in 1873. The building was completed by late 1879, and the museum opened its doors to the public in 1881. The social and cultural impact of Owen's Natural History Museum cannot be overestimated: Bill Bryson, in his Short History of Nearly Everything (2003), has stated that "by making the Natural History Museum an institution for everyone, Owen transformed our expectations of what museums are for" (p. 81).Owen's On the Extent and Aims of a National Museum of Natural History, containing the text of his lecture delivered before the Royal Institution in April 1861, was part of his long campaign to obtain political backing for the South Kensington Museum. Owen presented this copy of the work to the George Frederick Samuel Robinson, first Marquess of Ripon, a prominent Liberal politician who held several influential posts during Gladstone's two terms as Prime Minister. The presentation was made in 1869 or afterwards, since Robinson was not made Knight of the Garter (K.G.) until that year. Wikipedia for Robinson. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Tempio di Venere e Diana Baja.

      Napoli, ca. 1862, albumen print, 24,1 x 17,8 cm, on original mount, photograph no. 1171. Sommer's early large blindstamp in lower right corner of the mount. KEYWORDS:italy / napoli / diana baja

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        Diplomatisches Korrespondenzarchiv 1861.

      Paris, Rom, Neapel, Florenz, Wien, München u. v. a. O., September 1860 bis Januar 1862 sowie vereinzelte Schreiben aus den Jahren 1854-1858. - Zus. 257 Briefe und Korrespondenzstücke in zumeist französischer, aber auch italienischer und deutscher Sprache. Auf Nadeln geheftet in zeitgenöss. halblederner "Biblorhapte"-Korrespondenzmappe (von L. Girard) mit goldgepr. Rückenschildchen "Correspondance", Marmorvorsätzen und Heftvorrichtung aus Messing. Gr.-8vo. Der Diplomat und Staatsmann Eugene d' Halwin Marquis de Piennes, aus einer alten picardischen Familie, die seit dem 16. Jahrhundert am Ärmelkanal ansässig war, diente seit den 1850er Jahren als Botschaftssekretär in Lissabon, Petersburg und Rom, wo er sich mit dem Bildhauer Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux anfreundete, dessen Förderer er wurde. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Frankreich im Jahre 1862 wurde er Generalrat seines Heimatdépartements Manche, als welcher er bis 1870 wirkte, und Bürgermeister seiner Heimatstadt Périers. Als Kammerherr der Kaiserin Eugénie (1863) führte er Carpeaux in den Hof ein; auch erwirkte er die Freigabe der Mittel zur Restaurierung des Mont-St-Michel und setzte sich für die Förderung der Region Périers ein. Nach dem Ende des Kaiserreiches zog er sich aus der Politik zurück und ging nach Kroatien, wo er den von Baron Maurice de Hirsch finanzierten Bau der Balkan-Eisenbahn beaufsichtigte. Seine umfangreiche Kunstsammlung schenkte er der Strossmayer'schen Gemäldegalerie am Museum von Zagreb. Er starb in Vrbovec bei Zagreb. - Piennes' vorliegende diplomatische Korrespondenz betrifft zeitbedingt vielfach die italienischen Unabhängigkeitskriege Garibaldis und den Einigungsprozess Italiens durch Viktor Emanuel II. Unter den Korrespondenten finden sich Antoine Alfred Agénor Hzg. v. Gramont (franz. Staatsmann und Diplomat, 1819-80), Fürst Wladyslaw (Ladislas) Czartoryski (polnischer Exilpolitiker und Kunstsammler, 1828-94) und Jules DuCros-Aubert (franz. Diplomat, 1833-81); von besonderem Interesse ist ein mitgeheftetes Kärtchen, das in farbigem, grobem Privatdruck (Kartoffeldruckverfahren o. ä. in rot mit grüner Umrahmung) den Wahlspruch "V[i]v[a] Vittorio Emanuele Re d'Italia" und verso das Wappen von Savoyen-Piemont trägt. - Kopfstehend eingeheftet in Biblorhapte-Ordner mit dem großen, illustrierten Händleretikett der Papeterie "J. Bouillotte & M. Buzenet" in der Rue St. Denis, Paris. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed "I. Moscheles" to the pianist and composer Louis Brassin

      2 pp. of a bifolium. With integral address panel. Dated Leipzig, January 18, 1862. In German (with translation). Moscheles thanks Brassin for sending two volumes of his concert etudes. "No doubt, there will be much for me to praise, and with that conviction in mind, I am very happy to accept the dedication of the 3rd volume." He goes on to make suggestions in a postscript regarding how Brassin indicates tempi, and lists the 15 accidentals that he noticed missing when playing through the first etude. Slightly worn; uniform light browning; creased at folds; edges slightly browned. . A Bohemian pianist and composer of Jewish descent, Moscheles was one of Vienna's most popular pianists, "hailed as an equal and friend by Clementi and J.B. Cramer." He met the 15-year-old Mendelssohn in 1824 in Berlin and "gave him some finishing lessons on the piano." He went on to became principal professor of piano at the Leipzig Conservatory in 1846, recently founded by Mendelssohn. Known also as a conductor, Moscheles led the first London performance of Beethoven's Missa solemnis in 1832 and very successful performances of the Ninth Symphony in 1837 and 1838. "Hanslick assessed Moscheles as one of the last great representatives of the Classical school and also the beginner of a new epoch.""The majority of Moscheles’s compositional output is piano music; some, including the sonatas, is of lasting consequence... Schumann considered Moscheles one of the best sonata composers of his generation... His piano method is best represented in his sets of studies, which are still used: Schumann saw these as bridging the gap between the age of Clementi and that of Chopin and being indebted to Bach’s Clavier-Ãœbung." Jerome Roche and Henry Roche in Grove onlineLouis Brassin (1840-1884), the addressee, was a member of a well-known family of Belgian musicians that included his brothers, pianist Leopold Brassin and violinist Gerhard Brassin.

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        Autograph letter signed to Charles Tilston Bright.

      London 1862 - Airy, George Biddell (1801-92). A.L.s. to Charles Tilston Bright. London, August 15, 1862. 4pp. 188 x 119 mm. Provenance: Latimer Clark.Airy served as Great Britain's astronomer royal from 1835 to 1881, and was a noted critic and frequent adversary of Charles Babbage. In 1862 he undertook the task of determining the difference in longitude between Greenwich and Valentia, Ireland, the European landing point for the first Atlantic cable, which had failed four years earlier. The observations were made with the aid of time signals transmitted from Greenwich to Valentia by telegraph, using some of the cable laid for the failed 1858 venture, and Airy's letter to Bright, a founding member of Cyrus Field's Atlantic Telegraph Company, expresses his gratitude for the opportunity:"We have at length finished the practical part of our operations for the Valentia longitude, and I trust successfully. . . . For the opportunity of doing it at all, we are entirely indebted to your kindness-in the retention of the Valentia wires, when there was hardly any reason for the retention except the prospect of our work, and in the favourable introduction to your brother [Edward Bright] and to the B. & I. M. T. [British and Irish Magnetic Telegraph] Company. . . . The signals were transmitted without difficulty and in an excellently observable state when the weather was reasonably good. In some of the heavy Irish showers, they were rather weak, but never too faint for observation."The operation was naturally protracted by the impossibility of securing in every case transits at Greenwich, transits at Valentia, and galvanic signals. But the principal cause of delay was the irregularity of some clerk, name and station unknown . . . who did not always follow out your brother's regularity in establishing connexions. We imagine him to be an Irishman and entitled to use the national privilege of irregularity, and accordingly we forgive him heartily, and thank him for the connexions which he did make. . . ."Airy had been consulted about the feasibility of submarine telegraphy prior to the laying of the first Atlantic cable, his opinion at the time being that it was "a mathematical impossibility to submerge a cable at so great a depth" (quoted in Carter 1968, 125). Origins of Cyberspace 110.

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      Longman, Green et al., London 1862 - Two octavo (5-1/2" x 8-1/2") volumes in original decorated cloth with depictions of climbers in action in gilt on the front covers. Illustrated with 14 color folding maps, 2 woodcut title vignettes, 54 woodcuts (some full page), and tables of mountain peaks and passes. Front hinge of first volume cracked but tight; foxing to preliminaries. Bright, clean, close to Fine set [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Prelude to Disaster: Lovell Weakens New Orleans in a Futile Attempt to Shore Up Fort Donelson

      New Orleans, LA 1862 - Autograph Letter Signed, to Albert Sidney Johnston. New Orleans, La., February 7, 1862. 1 p., 8 x 11 in. In February 1862, General Mansfield Lovell sends reinforcements to Albert Sidney Johnston, the chief Confederate commander in the West, so he can defend Nashville and Fort Donelson. The move was fruitless; Fort Donelson fell to Union troops a week after this letter was written. With: a carte-de-visite of Lovell in Confederate uniform. New York & Washington: Brady's National Photographic Portrait Gallery, [ca. 1862].Partial Transcript "Capt. Gibson's battery (21 rifled 6 pdrs. and two 12 pdr. Howitzers) has been detained for want of transportation, but will leave tomorrow morning for Nashville. Capt. Bains has received his battery, and with the exception of a portion of his harness, is ready to proceed to join your command; but as his company is totally uninstructed, I have thought it best to retain them at their encampment in the Jackson Rail Road to drill and be reduced to something like discipline. If however, you desire to have the guns and men, I would prefer to have the men instructed at Nashville. I shall order them there upon the receipt of a telegram to that effect from you."Historical BackgroundA day before Lovell wrote this letter, Ulysses S. Grant had forced the surrender of Fort Henry, Tennessee. The loss prompted Confederate Western Department commander General Albert Sidney Johnston to abandon his position at Bowling Green, Kentucky and fall back towards Nashville. A week later, on February 16, Fort Donelson, Tennessee, fell. The Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers had been opened, and all of western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and northern Alabama were exposed to Union invasion. Johnston adopted the strategic thinking of P.G.T. Beauregard, his new second-in-command, and concentrated most of the men in the western theater on a climactic battle against Ulysses S. Grant. In the resulting Battle of Shiloh, (April 6-7, 1862) Johnson himself was killed. He was the highest-ranking officer to die in battle on either side in the Civil War.In the aftermath of the Battle of Shiloh, New Orleans lay exposed to Union attack from the north, while to the south, Admiral David G. Farragut's Mississippi River fleet broke the Confederate defenses on the Mississippi River at Forts Jackson and St. Philip. The two forts protected New Orleans, but Farragut bypassed them in the dark, early morning hours of April 24. He then prevailed over Confederate Captain John Stevenson's overmatched fleet. Lovell began to evacuate New Orleans over the next few days, well before Union General Benjamin Butler's army was in a position to threaten its works. Lovell's evacuation order probably cost him his career; he was investigated by a court of inquiry and never again commanded troops in the field. Butler occupied the Crescent City on May 1.Mansfield Lovell (1822-1884) was a West Point graduate from Washington, D.C., who was seriously wounded at Belen Gate in the Mexican War. In October 1861, he was appointed major general in the Confederate Army and assigned to command in New Orleans. Under Lovell, the Confederates lost New Orleans, but he was hampered by deficiencies in men and materiel and was subsequently cleared of responsibility. However, he never again obtained high command.Albert S. Johnston (1803-1862) of Kentucky graduated from West Point, where he befriended Jefferson Davis, in 1828. He went to Texas, where he served as aide-de-camp to Sam Houston's revolutionary army, and rose to command Texas forces briefly in 1837. He also served as Secretary of War for the short-lived Republic of Texas. Johnston fought under Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War, was colonel of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry on the Texas frontier, led troops in the Utah wars, and commanded the Department of the Pacific before the Civil War. In 1861, he was appointed full general (second after Samuel Cooper) with command of all Confederate for. (See website for full description)

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        A history of the fishes of the British Islands. (4 Bde. compl.).

      London, Groombirdge and sons, 1862- 65 - Gr.-8°. Bd. I: VI, 245 S., 57 col. Taf.; II: VI, 265 S., 63 col. Taf.; III: IV, 208 S., 59 col. Taf.; IV: IV, 439 S., 73 col. Taf. (insg 252 Holzstich-Tafeln) un Gesamtregister., Orig.-OLwd. d. Zeit, goldgeprägt, Berieben, Ecken min. gestaucht, ein Rücken am Kopf eingerissen (1 cm), Kapitale etwas berieben. Ein Bogen im Band I etwas gelockert. Innen teilweise wenig stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar. (Nissen, Zool. 979. - Nissen, Fischb. 44.) Erste Auflage. Mit 252 wunderbaren, gestochenen und kolorierten Holzstichtafeln von A. F. Lydon reich illustriertes und umfangreiches Werk des britischen Naturforschers Jonathan Couch (1789?1870) der die Vorlagen lieferte. Couch lieferte Zeit seines Lebens Beiträge zu Ichthyologie, vor allem seiner Heimat. 5500 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Miserables - 10 Volumes

      Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie., Bruxelles [Brussels] 1862 - The true first edition, preceding the Paris issue of the same year. Bound in half gilt ruled and titled pebbled cloth over marbled boards. General wear to all volumes. Volume one missing spine, boards detached. Volume two has spine detached. Volume 3 rear joint is open. Volume 5 and 9 the same, volume 10's front joint in like condition. The first edition of one of the most important novels of the Nineteenth Century, one which continues to resonate today. Certainly in need of some restoration and priced to be able to accommodate this. A very heavy set, special shipping considerations may apply. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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