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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]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
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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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        OEUVRES DE P. CORNEILLE, 12 TOMES (COMPLET)

      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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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA. (3 TOMOS)

      IMPRENTA NACIONAL, MADRID 1862 - EXCELENTE OBRA COMPUESTA POR 3 VOLUMENES. TOMO I -- XXIII + 389 PÁGINAS. TOMO II -- IX + 430 PÁGINAS. TOMO III -- XIX + 391 PÁGINAS. LUJOSA ENCUADERNACIÓN EN PIEL DE ÉPOCA, CON BONITA ESTAMPACIÓN DORADA, NERVIOS Y CORTES DORADOS. ADORNADA CON UN TOTAL DE TRES FRONTIS Y 37 LÁMINAS A PLENA PÁGINA, UN MAPA PLEGADO Y DOS FACSÍMILES. EL TERCER TOMO ES UN ESTUDIO CRÍTICO DE DON VICENTE DE LOS RÍOS, UNA VIDA DE CERVANTES DE JERÓNIMO MORÁN Y UN CATÁLOGO DE LAS EDICIONES MÁS NOTABLES DEL QUIJOTE. BELLAS LÁMINAS GRABADAS SOBRE COBRE QUE ILUSTRAN ESTA EDICIÓN PROCENDENTES DE LA MAGESTUOSA EDICIÓN DE LA REAL ACADEMIA ESPAÑOLA QUE REALIZÓ EN 1780. UNA DE LAS MEJORES EDICIONES DEL QUIJOTE EN EL S. XIX, GRAN JOYA BIBLIOGRÁFICA CERVANTINA. MUY BUENA CONSERVACIÓN. Size: 37 X 29

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        HEURES DU MOYEN AGE

      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.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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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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        ATUAGAGDLIUTT. NALINGINARNIK TUSARUMINASASSUNIK UNIKÂT.

      [Nuuk, Greenland: Hinrich Rink, -1946, lacking the years 1884-91, 1894- 95, 1901-03]. 1862 - Eighty-five volumes. Replete with illustrations, many in color. Some issues loose. First volume in original limp patterned cloth. Second volume in cloth- backed printed boards, spine repaired. Third volume in cloth- backed boards, spine worn. Fourth volume with lower half of spine and titlepage lacking. Of the remaining volumes, sixteen are in cloth-backed boards and sixty- five are in original wrappers, spines generally worn. Second volume with contemporary manuscript index, possibly by Møller. Overall very good. A tremendous run of this landmark Greenland newspaper, equally celebrated for its remarkable quality, range of content, and longevity. The fourth volume of the this set is enhanced by a presentation inscription from Lars Møller, the longtime editor and noted native lithographer, to Hinrich Rink, proprietor of Greenland's first regular press and founder of the paper. Further, the plates in the fourth volume have been hand- colored, presumably by Møller in Rink's honor. ATUAGAGDLIUTT., translated literally as "distributed reading matter," stands alone when evaluating the impact of a single printed periodical on a native culture. The catholic editorial taste of Berthelsen and Møller not only brought the world's great literature to the doors of native Greenlanders, but did so in a manner that accomplished dual milestones in Greenlandic cultural history. First, by printing entirely in the native language, they transmitted the worldly canon, much of it for the first time, in a manner readily understandable by their readership. This resulted in a near instant removal of substantive cultural gaps between Greenland and Europe. Second, foreign epics and tales were often set alongside traditional native legends, equating their value with those of the outside world. In result, the success of ATUAGAGDLIUTT. was a point of national pride. Avidly consumed by its readership, its pages were shared, clipped, and culled to the point of near extinction. To date, five (at most) complete runs exist, entirely in public institutions in Denmark and Greenland. One additional set resides in private hands. Only nine institutions in the United States possess comparable runs, to varying degrees of completeness. The founders of ATUAGAGDLIUTT. include some of the most prominent men in the history of Greenlandic printing. The prime mover behind its creation, Hinrich Rink, first came to Greenland from Denmark in 1848, quickly rising to the position of royal inspector for South Greenland. In 1855 he began printing small pamphlets from a late 18th-century press left behind by Greenland's "first" printer, Jesper Brodersen, whose total known output is one small pamphlet done in 1793. In 1857 he installed a new press imported from Copenhagen, in effect becoming Greenland's first regular printer. Rink was soon joined by Rasmus Berthelsen, a native Greenlander who proved a quick study talented enough to become the paper's first editor when it was launched in 1861. Apprenticed to Berthelsen was Lars Møller, the son of a carpenter who, under the tutelage of Berthelsen and Rink, learned nearly every facet of the printing trade, including lithography. It was Møller who printed the ATUAGAGDLIUTT. from its earliest days, and he was responsible for a majority of the numerous lithographs. Accomplished as he was, the success of Møller's lithographs was due entirely to the instinctual talent of the original artist, the legendary Aron of Kangeq. While bedridden with tuberculosis, Aron received a visit from Rink, who had heard of Aron's considerable talent from other natives. According to Oldendow, "Rink.sent him paper, coloured pencils, and the necessary tools for woodcutting and with no instruction what so ever Aron produced over two hundred woodcuts and watercolors." His ability to illustrate both foreign and native legend alike secured his reputation, and his contributions were an invaluable addition to the paper. Berthelsen continued as editor for twelve years unt

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        Orley Farm. With Illustrations by J. E. Millais.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1862 - 2 volumes, octavo. 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. Spines inevitably and very lightly sunned, a fine set: rare thus. Without publisher's catalogue sometimes found at end of vol. I ("cannot be regarded as essential" – Sadleir); 40 wood-engraved illustrations, with first state captions throughout. First edition, first issue, an exceptionally good copy. Unusually, the two volumes were published nearly ten months apart, and subsequent re-issues of each volume did not proceed in step, with the result is that sets often have the two volumes in mismatched issues. Sadleir claims priority for copies with the grain of the cloth perpendicular for vol. I and horizontal for vol. II, but his bibliographical reasoning is, for once, unconvincing. The text in both volumes of this set conforms entirely to the first issue (i.e. copies bound from parts), in matching bindings in which the grain of the cloth runs perpendicularly on both. Sadleir 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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        THE ORIENTAL ALBUM. TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS IN OIL COLORS OF THE PEOPLE AND SCENERY OF TURKEY.

      New York. 1862. - Engraved title, printed title, 48pp. Twenty chromolithographs. Folio. Original brown morocco, gilt pictorial cover showing a woman on camelback under a crescent moon beside palm trees, gilt-stamped spine, a.e.g. Head and toe of spine expertly repaired. Slight wear along foredge of first five leaves, text pages uniformly tanned. Minor marginal foxing on plates, all images fine. Overall very good. One of the relatively few American costume books, and certainly the best such created in 19th-century America. This is a notable and unusual instance of the taste for "Turkish" which manifested itself in the furniture of the period, but seldom in books. In terms of American color plate books, this is one of the only large projects from the 1860s, when the Civil War seems to have curtailed production of such lavish enterprises. "The one really big chromolithographic book of this decade.the art is simple, but [Charles] Parson's hand is obvious in the good lithography, and Endicott's printing is well done for its time" - McGrath. ".Endicott achieved a rich variety of color which demonstrated the increased technical ability of American printers in the medium" - STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER. Henry Van Lennep was born in Smyrna, the son of European merchants. Educated, on the advice of American missionaries, in the United States, he returned to Turkey as a missionary in 1840 and spent most of the next twenty years in various parts of the Ottoman Empire. Returning to the United States in 1861, he turned his superb original drawings of Middle Eastern life into THE ORIENTAL ALBUM. The plates, which include two scenes of Jewish life in the Ottoman Empire, are "A Turkish Effendi," "Armenian Lady (at home)," "Turkish and Armenian Ladies (abroad)," "Turkish Scribe," "Turkish Lady of Rank (at home)," "Turkish Cavass (police officer)," "Turkish Lady (unveiled)," "Armenian Piper," "Armenian Ladies (at home)," "Armenian Marriage Procession," "Armenian Bride," "Albanian Guard," "Armenian Peasant Woman," "Bagdad Merchant (travelling)," "Jewish Marriage," "Jewish Merchant," "Gypsy Fortune Telling," "Bandit Chief," "Circassian Warrior," and "Druse Girl." A rare and important color plate book. McGRATH, pp.38, 115, 162. BENNETT, p.108. BLACKMER CATALOGUE 1715. BLACKMER SALE 1500. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 97. DAB XIX, p.200.

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        Comparative Morphologie des Menschen und der menschenähnlichen Thiere. (II:) Das Anthropotomische-Zootomische Museum der Königlichen Universität zu Breslau. - (III:) Erläuterungen zur Skelett- und Gehirn-Lehre. - (IV:) Die Blut-Gefässe vorzüglich die Schlagadern der Säugethiere in ihren wesentlichsten Verschiedenheiten. - (V:) Die Blut-Gefässe vorzüglich die Schlagadern des Menschen in ihren minderbekannten Bahnen und Verzweigungen. - (VI:) Erläuterungen zur Schlag- und Blutader-Lehre des Menschen.

      Ferdinand Hirt,, Breslau, 1862 - Teil 2-6 (von 6) in 5 Bänden. Breslau, Ferdinand Hirt, 1862-1868. Gross-Folio. II: VII, 142 S., 71 Tafeln. III: VIII, 152 S., 26 Tafeln. IV: XI, 92 S., 46 Tafeln. V: XII, 86 S., 48 Tafeln. VI: XXXII, 114 S., 57 Tafeln. Total 248 lithographierte, teils kolorierte Tafeln. Originalhalbleinwandbände mit bedruckten Deckeln. Hirsch-H. I, 336. - Erste Ausgabe. Entgegen der üblichen Annahme erschien der erste Band 1875 posthum. Das Hauptwerk des 1798 auf der Insel Rügen geborenen Anatomen der 1835 Professor in Breslau wurde. Er veröffentlichte eine Vielzahl von Publikationen zur vergleichenden pathologischen Anatomie und Physiologie. "Seine Arbeiten sind grösstentheils mit vielen und vortefflichen Abbildungen versehen und wurden demzufolge, bei der denselben gegebenen kostbaren Ausstattung, in selbstloser Hingabe an die Wissenschaft, ohne Aussicht auf materiellen Gewinn, veröffentlicht" (Hirsch). - Einbände stellenweise angestaubt. Ecken teilweise bestossen. Sonst sehr sauberes, breitrandiges Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch Originalhalbleinwandbände mit bedruckten Deckeln. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        WORKS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY - 16 Volumes

      Adam & Charles Black ( A. C. Black ), Edinburgh 1862 - **LIMITED TIME ONLY! 50% OFF ALL ANTIQUARIAN SHOP INVENTORY! (DISCOUNT ALREADY APPLIED TO PRICE SHOWN)** Bound in Full Tree Calf by Cecil and Larkins. The covers are double ruled in gilt, spine has rules, florets, and decorations in gilt. The endpapers are marbled with gilt dentelles and all edges are marbled. Included in these 16 volumes are: "Confessions of an English Opium Eater", "Recollections of the Lakes", "Last Days of Immanuel Kant", "English Mail Coach", Dr. Samuel Parr", "Richard Bentley", "Protestanism", "Leaders in Literature", "The Caesars", "Style and Rhetoric", "Coleridge and Opium Eating", "Speculations- Literary and Philosophic", "Art of Conversation", "Autobiographic Sketches", "Biographies of Shakespeare, Pope, Goethe and Schiller", and "Suspiria and Profundis". A really nice set, Very Handsome. [Attributes: 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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        LES MISERABLES

      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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        1862 - 1865 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT PRE-CONFEDERATION CANADA WEST 'LETTERS BOOK' DETAILING ONE CANADIAN'S DESIRE TO FIND HIS TRUE LOVE AND FIND ADVENTURE AS A VOLUNTEER IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: BUCHANAN'S 13th BATTALION

      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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        SAN FRANCISCO, 1862. FROM RUSSIAN HILL.

      San Francisco: Printed by L. Nagel, published by A. Rosenfield, . 1862 - Tinted lithograph, in five sections, 15 x 108 inches, printed on heavier paper. Expertly conserved and mounted on tissue. Staining and some paper loss, almost entirely confined to the lower margin (caption portion) of the center portion and right half of the entire image. The image itself is quite bright with nice variations in tone. In good condition overall. This extraordinary lithograph - actually five sheets joined together - is the first panorama of San Francisco, one of the most striking early views of that city, and the most ambitious city view undertaken in the American West up to that time. Not until Edward Muybridge's photographic panorama of San Francisco several decades later was the city shown so completely in a single view. "One of the rarest and most important of items relating to San Francisco" - Eberstadt. Gifford's view, taken from Russian Hill, was executed in five separate sections, each with full title information, and a text of numbered locations runs across the bottom of the entire panorama, with one hundred places identified. The Presidio can be seen in section one, Alcatraz in section two, and the first heavily built-up streets in section three. Section four includes the most densely settled area, along Market and Mission, stretching into section five, which goes to Mission Dolores and beyond. Details of buildings, streets, and other features are rendered with great exactness and a stunning wealth of detail. Churches, synagogues, the Masonic temple, wharves, and streets are all identified. ".[I]t took an ambitious project like Charles Gifford's multisectioned panorama to record completely the city's tremendous growth" - Deak. The artist, Charles Gifford, came to California in 1860, and was active until 1877. According to Reps, "Gifford's finest and most ambitious view was a sweeping panorama from Russian Hill." The view was lithographed by Louis Nagel, who had been well-known as a lithographer in New York before coming to San Francisco in 1856. Reps notes that the publisher, Rosenfield, made the panorama available in three versions in 1862: one printed on thin paper and mounted on cloth; another as here, printed on single sheets on heavier paper; and a third mounted on cloth and fastened to wooden rollers. Deak and Reps locate six copies of this panorama (MWA, DLC, CU-B, CSmH, Wells Fargo, California State Pioneers). Peters calls it "important and rare." It is an incredible production, both as a landmark in western lithography, and as a view of a major American city in the midst of a period of tremendous growth. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA, 776. REPS, VIEWS & VIEWMAKERS 290-295. PETERS, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, pp.167-68. PETERS, AMERICA ON STONE, pp.195, 291. STREETER SALE 2872. BAIRD & EVANS, HISTORIC LITHOGRAPHS OF SAN FRANCISCO 38a. EBERSTADT 133:236.

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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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        Les châtiments, Londres, s.-n. (Imprimerie de A. Dair and Company.) 1862.

      - 1 vol. in-12° rel. demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs ornés de filets dorés, auteur et titre dorés, plats de papier marbré, coins très légèrement émoussés, infimes traces de frottement en coiffes, 356 p. BEL exemplaire enrichi d'un billet autographe de 7 lignes signé d'Adèle Victo-Hugo (Adèle Foucher) où elle évoque un prochain départ pour "Bruxeles" et sa rencontre avec Noël Parfait. Édition peu courante inconnue de Talvart et de Vicaire. Vraisemblablement une contrefaçon éditée en Belgique. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        PEAKS, PASSES, AND GLACIERS. BEING EXCURSIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE ALPINE CLUB. SECOND SERIES

      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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