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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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        Costumes Historiques des XII°, XIII°, XIV° et XV° siecles

      A. LEVY FILS, LIBRAIRE 1862 - Costumi storici illustrati XII°,XIII°,XIV°,XV°secoloCostumes Historiques des XII°, XIII°, XIV° et XV° siecles tires des monuments les plus authentiques de peinture et de sculpture dessinés et gravés par Paul Mercuri avec un texte historique et descriptif par Camille Bonnard. Nouvelle edition, soigneusement révisèe avec une introduction par Charles Blanc, ancien directeur des beaux-arts Costumi Storici del XII°, XIII°, XIV° e XV° secolo, tratti dalle opere rigorosamente autentiche di pittura e scultura, disegnate e incise da Paul Mercuri, con un testo storico e descrittivo di Camille Bonnard. Nuova edizione, accuratamente riveduta, con una introduzione di Charles Blanc, già direttore dell?Istituto delle belle arti1860 (Tomo primo), 1861 (Tomi secondo e terzo).Tre tomi,in 4° grande cm 33 x 27, mezza tela editoriale con carta decorata ai piatti, etichette rosse con scritte in oro al dorsoINCISIONI: 200 Tavole f.t. molto dettagliate, vivacemente e riccamente colorate, molte decorate in oro, suddivise nei 3 tomi.PAGINE: 1° tomo XXIV +132 pp. con 66 tavole f.t., 2° tomo 152 pp. con 76 tavole f.t., 3° tomo 132 pp. (16 pp.di indice incluse), con 58 tavole f.t.NOTE: L?introduzione di Charles Blanc (pp. I-XX), tra le altre osservazioni, loda l?opera di Bonnard e Mercuri, che pubblicata per la prima volta nel 1829 e rieditata nel 1845, ebbe scarso riconoscimento e poca fortuna. Mercuri percorse l?Europa e soprattutto l?Italia, visitando chiese, conventi, palazzi, musei, biblioteche, ospedali e altri luoghi pubblici, dove ritrasse i costumi di persone, per lo più celebri e nobili, traendole da dipinti, affreschi, sculture, messali, miniature, medaglie, monete dei maggiori artisti. La prefazione di Camille Bonnard, (pp. XXI-XXIV), deplora la carenza di opere precedenti che trattino in maniera sistematica i costumi dei secoli passatiche invece vengono trattatinella sua opera in ordine cronologico. Ogni tavola viene commentata, sia storicamente, e sia per l?autenticità della fonte; vengono descritti i dettagli e le particolarità dei costumi, dei personaggi e dei luoghi. TOMO PRIMO: pp. XX (introduzione di Charles Blanc) ? XXI-XXIV (prefazione alla prima edizione di Camille Bonnard) + 132 pp. Con 66 tavole f.t. colorate, numerate, commentate e descritte ognuna con 2 pp. di testo (41) o con una sola (25).NOTEVOLI: (tra le altre),tav.1, Bonifacio duca di Toscana ? tav. 2, Contessa Matilde di Canossa ? tav. 4, la chiesa di S. Marco a Venezia ? tav. 8, matrimonio (in Lombardia) ? tav. 16, Domenicano ? tav. 24, la chiesa di S. Ambrogio a Milano ? tav. 48, giovane donna italiana ? tav.50, un ebreo ? tav. 60, gondola veneziana ? tav. 61, incoronazione di Galeazzo Sforza ? tav. 63, Mastino II ? tav. 66, palazzo del Podestà a Firenze, ecc. ecc.TOMO SECONDO: pp. 152. con 76 tavole f.t. (numerate da 67 a 142), colorate e commentate e descritte ognuna con 2 pp. di testo (58) o con una sola (18).NOTEVOLI: (tra le altre), tav. 70 piazza di Siena (piazza del Campo) ? tav. 72, tribunale di Balia (Siena) - tav.82, cavaliere francese ? tav. 93, Bernabò Visconti ? tav. 101, cavaliere templare ? tav. 102, soldati italiani - tav. 104, nobildonna italiana ? tav. 106, ?passo d?armi? ? tav. 114, tribunale dei mercanti ? tav. 115, papa Sisto IV ? tav. 125, Massimiliano imperatore ? tav. 128, la scalinata dei Giganti a Venezia ? tav 135, riti ecclesiastici.ecc.ecc.TOMO TERZO:pp. 116 + 16 pagine di tavola analitica e alfabetica dei temi e delle tavole dei 3 volumi di quest?opera con 58 tavole f.t. (numerate da 143 a 200), colorate e commentate e descritte ognuna con 2 pp. di testo (40) o con una sola (18).NOTEVOLI: (tra le altre), tav. 145, conte de? Medici, padre della patria ? tav. 148, la tortura ? tav. 158, nobiluomo milanese ? tav. 162, Beatrice d?Este ? tav. 163, giudici dei tornei ? tav. 166, nobildonna francese ? tav.167, sfida del torneo ? tav. 168, capi di torneo ? tav. 172, contessa di Cellant (Piemonte) ? tav. 183, contadini ? tav. 193, Giordano Orsini ? ta [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FOLLETIN DEL DIARIO DE BARCELONA , 13 Tomos En 12 Volúmenes

      Imprenta Del Diario De Barcelona, Barcelona 1862 - segunda serie. Obra completa. El primer volúmen contiene el tomo I , 361 pag. ( el cazador nómada.- el jaco del tio fachenda.- el hijo de cagliostro.- angel y demonio.- hijo por hijo. ) y el tomo II , 342 pag. ( de villahermosa a la china.- la condesa de arran.- historia de un ahorcado. ) El III , 549 pag. (el marques de saint evremont.-los piratas del mississipi.- el capitan marcof. ) El IV, 527 pag. ( aventuras de arturo gordon pym.- tarass boulba.- debe y haber. ) El V, 571 pag. ( bernabé rudge.- cuentos de las orillas del rhin.- los dos penados. ) EL VI, 563 pag. ( poemas dramaticos.- oliverio twist.- crihton.- el secreto de miis. aurora. ) El VII, 542 pag, ( memorias de un agente de policia.- el secreto.- margarita pusterla.- pablo ferrol.- de la tierra a la luna, travesia directa en 97 horas. ) El VIII, 550 pag. ( historia de un heredero.- la casa lúgubre.- historia de un recluta en 1813.- ingleses y franceses de viaje. ) El IX, 528 pag. ( afraja.- el barbero de nuremberg.- por una rosa.- preferencias de un padre.- el médico de aldea. ( por Horacio Balzac.) - pascuas floridas.- felix holt el radical.- la hija del almirante. ) El X, 563 pag. ( el otoño y la primavera de la vida.- cuentos populares.- el último mohicano.- menichino.- el veranillo de san martin.- la ciudadana teresa.- los puritanos. ) El XI, 557 pag. ( historia de un hombre del pueblo.- historia de un joven pobre.- las aventuras de nigel.- los cuervos de gevaudan.- escenas de la vida mejicana. ) El XII, 570 pag. ( lucia de lammemoor.- gild court.- la venganza.- resureccion.- el primo gabriel. ) y por último, el XIII, 632 pag. ( roberto.- el capitan rochart.- el asedio de falsbourg.- el asedio de paris.- la abadia de carow.- la flor de aloes ) El conjunto esta en un estado más que correcto, savo la portada del tomo IX, que tiene una falta, ver foto. Size: 23 X 16 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      - OBRAS EN PROSA FESTIVAS Y SATIRICAS de los más eminentes ingenios españoles.- Barcelona, La Maravilla, Luis Tasso y Narciso Ramirez, 1862 - 1867; 3 tomos en 4º holandesa nueva con nervios y adornos dorados en lomo, Tomo 1º, Obras de D. Francisco de Quevedo y Villegas, 466 pp. - 11 láminas. Tomo 2º, Hurtado de Mendoza (Diego) La vida del lazarillo de Tormes 82 pp. 3 láminas. Cervantes Saavedra (Miguel de) Coloquio que pasó entre Cipión y Berganza. El Licenciado vidriera. Rinconete y Cortadillo 83 pp. 2 láminas. Vélez de Guevara (Luis) El diablo cojuelo, portada 50 pp. 1 lámina. Enrique Gómez (Antonio) Vida de D. Gregorio Guadaña portada 57 pp. 2 láminas. Afán de Ribera (Fulgencio) Virtud al uso y mística de moda, portada y 31 pp. Castillo Solórzano (Alonso de) La Garduña de Sevilla, 132 pp. 2 láminas. Vida y hechos de Estebadillo González 163 pp. V- 1h. Espinel (Vicente) Vida del escudero Marcos de Obregón 220 pp. 3 láminas. Alcala Yáñez y Rivera (Jerónimo) El donado hablador Alonso, mozo de muchos amos 196 pp. 2 láminas. Tomo 3º, Alemán (Mateo) Aventuras y vida de Guzmán de Alfarache 418 pp. VII- 1 h. 7 láminas. Algunas manchas de óxido en el papel. (El tomo 1º es de la edición de Luis Tasso 1867.) Colección muy dificil de encontrar completa. Palau nº 197944.

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        Histoire du Consulat et de l'Empire. 19 TOMES (sur 20, manque le tome 7) + ATLAS

      PAULIN 1862 - RO80133473: De 400 à 800 pages par volumes. Atlas incomplet, comprenant 52 planches (collationnées) de cartes (sur 66) en noir et blanc, sauf 2 en couleurs. Titres et tomaisons dorés sur demi-chagrin vert. 2 volumes dépareillés, en cartonnage vert (Tomes 17 et 18). Cartes de 45 x 29 cm. Faisant suite à l'Histoire de la Révolution Française. (Manque les cartes 25, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 43, 51, 54, 55, 56, 58, 61 et 62. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur acceptable Classification Dewey : 944-Histoire de France varia [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paulin, Paris 1862 - RO40158311: 20 tomes d'env. 500-800 pages chacun. Tome I: Novembre 1799 à juillet 1800. Tome II: Août 1799 à avril 1801. Tome III: Avril 1801 à août 1802. Tome IV: Août 1802 à mars 1804. Tome V: Avril 1804 à août 1805. Tome VI: Août 1805 à sept. 1806. Tome VII: Sept. 1806 à juillet 1807. Tome VIII: Juillet 1807 à juillet 1808. Tome IX: Mai 1808 à fév. 1809. Tome X: Jan. 1809 à juillet 1809. Tome XI: Fév. 1809 à avril 1810. Tome XII: Avril 1810 à mai 1811. Tome XIII: Mars 1811 à juin 1812. Tome XIV: Juin à déc. 1812. Tome XV: Mai 1812 à mai 1813. Tome XVI: Juin à nov. 1813. Tome XVII: Nov. 1813 à avril 1814. Tome XVIII: Avril 1814 à mars 1815. Tome XIX: Jan. à juin 1815. Tome XX: Juin 1815 à mai 1821. In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos fané. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 944.05-Premier Empire, 1804-1815 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Paulin 1862 - RO40113730: 19 tomes. Tome 11 manquant. Auteur, titre et tomaison dorés sur les dos. Gravure en frontispice du tome 20. Mors gauche et 2e plat du tome 7 abîmés, ainsi que la dernière page. 1er plat du tome 20 se détachant. Faisant suite à l'histoire de la Révolution française. In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 944.05-Premier Empire, 1804-1815 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les martyrs ridicules.

      Poulet-Malassis |& de Broise 1862 - - Poulet-Malassis & de Broise, Paris 1862, 12,5x19,5cm, relié. - Edition originale imprimée à petit nombre, il n'a été tiré qu'un Whatman réservé à C. Baudelaire en grand papier. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés et de filets à froid, un léger accroc marginal sans manque en tête du deuxième plat, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve. Importante préface de Charles Baudelaire. Une petite tache marginale sans gravité affectant les toutes dernières pages, sinon bel exemplaire. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Jardin Fruitier du Muséum ou iconographie de toutes les espèces et variétés d'arbres fruitier cultivés dans cet établissement, avec leur description, leur histoire, leur synonymie.

      - Paris, F. Didot, 1862-1875. 9 volumes. Folio (295 x 212mm). With 508 (almost all) colour-printed engraved- or chromolithographed plates finished by hand. Contemporary red half calf, gilt ornamented spines (ends of spine a bit chipped, one hinge splitting) . Nissen BBI, 456; not listed by Dunthorne and Pritzel. Extremely rare iconographie on fruit with superb large plates, of which the first 6 volumes depict pears, volume VII peaches, volume VIII peaches (remaining part), prunes and apricots, and the last volume strawberries and currants. The colour-printed engraved illustrations are signed: A. Riocreux del. & Mlle. E. Taillant sc., and the chromolithographed ones: A. Riocreux del., G. Severyns, chromolit. Brux. & Mlle. E. Taillant sc. "The most sensitive and skilful French botanical artist of the period was Alfred Riocreux (1820-1912), who may be considered the Paris counterpart of Walter Hood Fitch . Trained by his father, the boy progressed so rapidly with drawing and painting that the sketches which he made at the age of thirteen were considered worth preserving at Sèvres. The botanist Adolphe Théodore Brongniart (1801-76), whose father had also been employed at Sèvres, directed the attention of the young Riocreux to botany and was probably also responsible for bringing him to the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle. Here the young artist met Joseph Decaisne (1807-82), for whose superb 'Le Jardin Fruitier du Muséum' . he made the drawings ." (Blunt, pp. 229-230). G. Severyns, being responsible for the excellent chromolithographs in the above work, was the most gifted and most prominent lithographer of Belgium in the 19th century, who started his firm already in 1829 and remained the leading printing-establishment for nearly a whole century. Apart from light foxing to some of the plates a fine complete set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Nouvelle Régence, Revue Spéciale des Échecs

      Café de la Régence, Paris 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Tempio di Venere e Castello di Baja (Napoli).

      Napoli, ca. 1862, albumen print, 24 x 18,1 cm, on original mount, photograph no. 1172. Sommer's early large blindstamp in lower right corner of the mount. KEYWORDS:italy / napoli / diana baja

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      Imp. Eusebio Aguado. Madrid, 1862 - . 43 cm. XX-279 pág., 2 h. Ilustr. con muy bellas capitulares y viñetas a color, grabados en el texto y 123 lám. (de un total de 125: faltan la 55 y la 115), tres de ellas plegadas (estandarte turco, fachada del monasterio y fuente de la sagristía). Enc. en media piel, nervios. Alguna página con puntos de óxido. * Las láminas son retartos grabados, retratos de los reyes en litografías dibujadas por artistas como Miranda, Perea, A. Gómez, Villegas, planos de diferentes secciones del Escorial, vistas (del Escorial, Chamartín, San Bernardino), dibujos litografiados de pinturas, una fotografía en albumina, cromolitografías (batalla de Lepanto, escudo de armas de Madrid, frente del Panteón iluminada en dorados, adornos sacados de un códice y facsímil de la primera página del Corán). Escorial. Madrid Madrid Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español

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        La Reina en Málaga. Descripción de los arcos de triunfo, monumentos, adornos y vistas más notables que ha habido en Málaga y en el límite de su provincia, durante la estancia en ella de S. M. la Reina Doña Isabel II y su real familia, en Octubre de 1862. Obra ilustrada con láminas a dos tintas, sacadas de la fotografía.

      - Málaga, Correo de Andalucía, 1862, 30,5 x 22 cm., hol. piel algo gastada, 96 págs. + retrato y 20 láminas de Francisco Mitjana, tres de ellas en color. (Ejemplar con algunas hojas desprendidas y falto de las últimas dos hojas de índices y de una lámina que por su gran tamaño y al estar impresa en papel recio suele faltar en casi todos los ejemplares). ANDALUCÍA MÁLAGA

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      1862 - On offer is a superb archive of eleven [11] original manuscript letters [ALS] handwritten by George B. Carlton of Newburyport, Massachusetts, a member of Co. B of the 19th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers in the Civil War. The letters were all written to Carlton's former employer in Newburyport, Mr. David Smith. Excellent primary Civil War content, unseen for 150 odd years coming recently from the estate. These letters date from December 8, 1861 to May 22, 1864 [nine written in 1862], mostly 5 x 8", total 28pp. Here are some snippets of the fine Civil War content: [8/12/61] ". Since I wrote to you we have been on the march and the road was mudy enough I can tell you we are encamp in a pleasnt Spot it is Surrounded by wood And about twenty miles from washington.," [1/8/1862] ". we are at work on the fort [Seneca]. the last mounth it has done nothing but rain and Snow and the going is awlfull as the mud is half a knee deep. we had to go five miles and in Some places the mud was over boot and thir is a brook witch is up to our knee and it was 25 or 30 feet wide and when we got there we had to Sleep in the cold tent without any fire. the neggroes came here with cake and pies to Sell. you would laugh to see the tents that we Stop in I will explain it if I can in the first place we cut two State with two prong to them and Stick them in the ground and then we cut a pole and put it cross on top for ridge pole then we get Some Rail and put one end on the ridge pole and the other on the ground then we get some Straw and put that on and cover it up with dirt then we go and get Some rock and build a fire place then we get Some Straw to Sleep on and I Sleep as warm as if I was at home.," [3/2/1862] ". we have got our New uniform witch consist of dark blue pant and dark blue coat and a blue cap and brass Spud an on the shoulder and they look first rate.," [5/12/1862] ". we are now within 21 mile of richmound we have been on a move for three mounth. and we have had to work harder than I ever did at home. we expect before long to be in richmond and after we take that we expect to be discharge and Sent home. Soldiering is about play out as we are beating the Rebbell all the time.," [8/3/1862] ". I suppose that you have seen what we have been through Since we left yorktown in the newspapers. we have been in two of three Battle and lost a good many men.," [9/8/1862] ". we have Seen Some very hard time Since I wrote to you we are now in Maryland and exspected to have a fight here. we was at harrison landing on the James river and we have been a Marching night and day for 20 days and I dont think we are done yet nor will untill the war is over. the other night when we left fairfax we had not got more than two mile from thir when the Rebble open on us with Shot and Shell witch Burst over our head but did not hurt any one we did not fire any Back untill we had got two miles from the place where they fireed at us. we place two big gun one on each side of the Road and a reg in behind it and we laid behind them we had not laid thir more than half an hour when fire a volley into the rebble and the battry fired two shot and they turn and run and did not trouble us any more.," [9/28/1862] ". we dont have anything to eat but hard bread and coffee and some salt harre. we are within one mile of the potomac we have been call out three time to go over to the river to fight the rebble.," [10/20/1862: gererall hospitall Frederick, MD] ". I am wounded I was hit in the right thigh witch is broke but it is a geting along first rate now. I can get around the barrack and I Shall Soon be abell to come home and eat that dinner with you I was wounded in the battle of the 17th of September at antietam and I was hit early in the morning and was two days and one night in the hand of the Rebbell and they treated me first rate and give me every thing that they could get Such as water and bread and meat and tobacco and the Second night they went off and left me and about [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Map of the United States of North America, Upper & Lower Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, & British Columbia, Mexica, Cuba, Jamaica, St. Domingo and the Bahama Islands

      London: Smith and Son, 1862. AN EXCEPTIONALLY SCARCE MAP OF THE UNITED STATES CREATED DURING THE CIVIL WAR YEARS Hand-colored engraving Frame size: 48" x 50" Paper size: 27 1/2" x 39" . Book.

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        Landscape Scenery, illustrating Sydney , Paramatta, Richmond, Newcastle, Windsor, and Port Jackson, New South Wales

      Sydney & Melbourne: circa, 1862. Oblong octavo, with an engraved title-page and 19 steel engraved plates with tissue interleaves; extremities a little worn but excellent in publisher's deluxe binding of dark plum morocco, spine and both boards decorated in gilt, lettered in gilt on the upper board "New South Wales Illustrated", all edges gilt. The second issue of Terry's well-known series: like several others we have seen, this is bound in the morocco usually reserved for the special handcoloured issue. In this issue the plates have been trimmed to oblong octavo dimensions, all the plates are unnumbered, and the artist's name is spelt correctly, although Parramatta is misspelt on the title-page.

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        Very large portrait lithograph of the composer after the painting by Leon Job Vernert (fl. 1850s-1860s). Gottschalk is seated beside a Chickering piano with a printed edition of his "Compositions par L.M. Gottschalk Murmures eoliens et Pastorella e cavalliere" resting on the music rack

      New York Sarony, Major & Knapp [ca. 1862]. Printed in black and brown inks on thick wove paper within oval scribed border. Sheet size 646 x 518 mm., image size 578 x 426 mm. plus ample margins. Slightly worn and soiled; some short tears to blank margins; small brown stain to lower right margin; some blue staining and ca. 2" loss to blank lower right corner.. Rare. Not in Hall. Gottschalk's Murmures eoliens, op. 46, was composed in 1858-1859 and first published in New York in 1862; his Pastorella e cavalliere, op. 32, composed in 1859, was also published in New York in 1862.

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        The Works of Edmund Spenser

      London: Bell and Daldy, 1862. Five volumes, large octavo, fine in half polished calf, spines gilt. Handsome collected edition in a uniform polished calf binding by Bayntun of Bath. This edition collates the works of the great Tudor poet Edmund Spenser, including the Faerie Queene and The Shepheards Calendar. It includes scholarly notes and the Life of Spenser.

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        Chinese T'ung Chih antique terra cotta Parrot

      China:. 1862 - 1873.. Very good condition. Bright green Chinese glazed terra cotta parrot of the T'ung Chih period, ca. 1862-1873. This ornamental parrot was used at the corner of an eave, as a symbol of good fortune and to serve as protection for the woman of the household. The parrot stands on a small platform with three circular openings in to which celebratory bunting could be inserted. With brown beak and black eyes, and feathers indicated by incised lines; a small intentional opening at the back of the parrot's head, presumably to allow water to pass through. With 3 pp letter acknowledging Chinese government's certification of authenticity, dated March 1980. 7" tall by 3" wide.

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        Afbildninger til Dyrerigets Naturhistorie,

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

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        Lecons d'armes. Du duell et de l'assaut. Edition illustree ... par M. Brown. Paris, Selbstverlag 1862. Gr. 8°. 240 S. mit gest. Frontispiz und 28 gest. Tafeln, Kopfgoldschn., roter HMaroquin d. Zt. mit Rvg. u. Rtit.

      . . Thimm 66. - Erste Ausgabe. - Titel u. Frontispiz rückseitig vom Verfasser signiert.- Cordelois war berühmter Waffenmeister in Paris. Er trug zur Entwicklung des modernen Fechtens bei und wurde besonders wegen seiner Theorien über den Angriff geschätzt.- Die Tafeln zeigen ein Porträt d. Verfassers und Fechtpositionen.- Vorrede mit hs. Besitzeintrag, leicht gebräunt u. tls. stockfleckig, Einband etw. berieben.

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        Les Enfants, le livre de Mères

      Hetzel Firmin Didot 1862 - Les Enfants, le livre de Mères par Victor Hugo Paris J.Hetzel, Edit. Firmin Didot Frères et Fils, Libraires 1862. Grd in 8 ill. de vignettes par Froment, gravures par R.Brend’Amour, de Dusseldorf. Première édition illustrée (Vicaire tom IV p.323). Tres belle plaque historié en percaline bleu à gros grai., petits frottements aux coiffes,dos à cinq caissons, interieur frais , goutiére imparfaite. Edition très rare

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        Mar de China. Carta del Estrecho de Gaspar segun la publicada por el Almiratazgo de Inglaterra en 1861.

      1862 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1862. Touches of original colour. 980 x 640mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Old Chart of the Gaspar Strait (Selat Gelasa), between the islands of Belitung and Bangka in Indonesia. As a connection between the Java Sea to the South China Sea it was an important route: an English ship had used it as early as 1702. Lighthouses are marked in colour.

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        THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH (First Edition in Original Cloth)

      London: Trubner, 1862. Reade, Charles. THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH. A Tale Of The Middle Ages. In Four Volumes. London: Trubner, 1861. First Edition. A GOOD to VERY GOOD set in original publisher's gray-green morocco gilt. Spine and a few inner hinges expertly repaired. Despite overall wear appropriate to the grade, this copy in original cloth nevertheless retains eye appeal. There is a small hole in the title page of first volume which thankfully affects no letters, a tear in the margin of title of the fourth volume now neatly repaired, a few stains, some foxing, and soiling. THE CLOISTER AND THE HEARTH is very, very difficult to find in any kind of original condition and our copy is priced to sell in comparison to equal examples ($1,500- up). Swinburne described this novel as "among the greatest masterpieces of narrative" and as recently as the 1960s, Reade's great historical novel was considered the key book for anyone attempting to put together a fine collection of Victorian fiction. Sadleir 1999. First Edition. Decorative Boards. Very Good.

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        The History of Gibraltar and of Its Political Relation to Events in Europe; From the Commencement of the Morocco Dynasty in Spain to the Last Morocco War. and an Account of the Fourteen Sieges the Rock Has Sustained Since it Became a Fortress

      Saunders, Otley, and Co, London 1862 - viii, 520pp. Frontispiece fold out plan and two coloured lithographs. '.With Original and Unpublished Letters from the Prince of Hesse, Sir George Eliott, the Duc de Crillon, Collingwood, and Lord Nelson.'. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed and scuffed. Browning to eps. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down. All edges marbled [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        10 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Paris u.a., 1862-1868.. Zus. 35 S., Kl.-8°. u. 8°.. Damas war Militärkaplan während des Krim-Krieges im Jahre 1856 (u.a. bei der Belagerung von Sewastopol) und war danach im Orient (u.a. Syrien) tätig. Er verfasste zahlr. Schriften, darunter "Souvenirs religieux et militaires de la Crimee" (1857); "En Orient. Voyage a Jerusalem" (1864); "Souvenirs de guerre et de captivite" (1874); "Voyages en Orient : La Judee" (1882) u.a. 1908 erschien eine Biographie von J. Burnichon, "Un jesuite, Amedee de Damas". - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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        6 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Rom, 1862-1868.. Zus. 14 S., 8°. u. 4°.. Ottenfels war Gesandter im Vatikan (vgl. Wurzbach XXI, 131). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. -

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      Augusta: Confederate States Bible Society, 1862.. 303,80pp. 12mo. Contemporary linen spine with drab boards. Boards lightly worn. Contemporary ink notation inside front cover. Very minor toning and soiling. Very good. A scarce Confederate New Testament, together with the Psalms, printed by the Confederate States Bible Society. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 8361.

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        Mémoire sur les poissons de la côte de Guinée. Mémoire publié par la société hollandaise des sciences à Harlem

      Loosjes, Harlem 1862 - In-4. [298 x 235 mm] Collation : (4), 136 pp., 28 planches couleurs hors-texte. Demi-maroquin brun, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure moderne.). Edition originale. Elle est magnifiquement illustrée par 28 planches couleurs hors-texte en chromolithographie. Probablement le titre le plus rare de cet auteur, c'est un tiré à part du "Natuurkundige verhandelingen der Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen". Bon exemplaire. Nissen 412. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History of Gibraltar and of Its Political Relation to Events in Europe; From the Commencement of the Morocco Dynasty in Spain to the Last Morocco War.... and an Account of the Fourteen Sieges the Rock Has Sustained S

      London Saunders, Otley, and Co 1862. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed and scuffed. Browning to eps. Heraldic book-plate on paste-down. All edges marbled First Edition Half leather black board cover 220mm x 130mm (9" x 5"). viii, 520pp. Frontispiece fold out plan and two coloured lithographs. '.With Original and Unpublished Letters from the Prince of Hesse, Sir George Eliott, the Duc de Crillon, Collingwood, and Lord Nelson.'.

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      Autor/Ramón Liberto Cruz, Valladolid 1862 - 188 pp. 32 x 23 cm. Holandesa. Imp. de P. de la Llana. Colección de documentos auténticos para comprender con perfección todas las formas de letras manuscritas que se usaron en los siglos XII, XIII, XIV, XV y XVI, alfabetos minúsculos y mayúsculos, cifras, signos, abreviaturas, tabla numérica y un vocabulario del castellano antiguo, con la traducción correspondiente en las páginas inmediatas. Firma anterior propietario. Contrareembolso - 3 eur. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Utsigter från Dalarne. Sexton plancher, ritade och lithografierade af T. Thersner, med beskrifning.

      Stockholm. Abrah. Lunqduist & Co, f.d. Salmsons tryckeri. Joh. Beckman. 1862-64. Folio. Portfolio 37,5 x 58 cm. Wrapper with printed title + 8 pp (4 sheets in double columns) + 16 lithographed plates. No title page published. Text and plates loose in a portfolio as issued, A wrapper with printed title pasted to the front board. Porfolio with green coth spine, grey boards and three pairs of green ties. Some stains to the back board. The wrapper and the text has some creases to the margins. The wrapper has a little fraying to the lower margin.Nice condition.. A set of lithographs depicting the district of Dalecarlia (Dalarna) in Sweden. This is a part of the famous topographical work "Fordna och närvarande Sverige" (Ancient and present Sweden) wnich was published 1817-1867 in 12 parts containing 367 plates. The first parts were executed in aquatint and the rest in lithography. Besides "Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna" of 1715, this is the most ambitious topographical work ever published in Sweden. Uncommon, especially in an original portfolio such as this. The present copy was for sale in the Björck & Börjesson catalouge 360 of 1943, item number1072

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        South Australia. Constitution, Electoral, and Parliamentary Privilege Acts. May, 1862

      Adelaide: W.C. Cox, 1862. Duodecimo, 18, 52, 7 pp., original blue stiff wrappers, signature of J.D.Woods and J. Hindmarsh repeated a number of times, neat stamp for Webster collection; an excellent copy in fine original condition, spine a little frayed, preserved in handsome folding blue morocco box. Adelaide Acts: the earliest known copy. Very rare: no other copy recorded. A most appealing copy of a rare Adelaide-published legal handbook, printing three early South Australian Acts. This work is of great significance as a remarkably early Australian legal work, the more so as it has the ownership signatures of two contemporary South Australian figures influential in law and politics. The work prints the Constitution Act of 1855-6; the 1861 Electoral Act; and the 1858 Privilege Act. A single copy of a similar but later work is recorded in the State Library of New South Wales (Constitution, electoral, contractors in parliament, parliamentary privilege and issue of writs Acts, Adelaide, 1873), but we have not been able to locate any other copy of this earlier work. With the ownership signature of John Hindmarsh Junior, son of the first Governor of South Australia, who had returned to England with his mother in 1841 and trained as a barrister at the Middle Temple. Hindmarsh returned to South Australia in 1855 where he established himself in practice: the present work would have been a logical addition to his library. There is also the later ownership signature of J.D. Woods, "returning officer for West Adelaide", and known to have been active in the late-1860s and 1870s.

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        Harzmärchenbuch oder Sagen und Märchen aus dem Oberharze. Gesammelt und herausgegeben von August Ey.

      Stade, Fr. Steudel, 1862.. O-Leinwand mit floralem Schmuckrahmen auf Vorder- und Hinterdeckel, Einband Gebrauchssp., Ecken u. Kanten etw. beschabt, florale Buntpapiervorsätze, hinteres Vorsatzblatt im Falz verstärkt, Buchblock wenig gelockert, Name der Zeit auf Titel, (4 Seiten) Vorrede, (2 S.) Inhalt, 219 Seiten, (1 S.) Berichtigung, (2 S.) Verlagsanzeigen, kl. 8°. Erstausgabe..

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        Bayrische Alpen

      . Panorama des Hochgebirges vom Standpunkte München (Petersthurm). Mehrf. gef. Aquatinta v. A. Meermann. München, G. Franz 1862, 8 x 216 cm. OBrosch-Mappe mit Deckeltit. - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Schönes, original erhaltenes Panorama.

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        Les Misérables

      A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie Pagnerre 1862 Victor, Hugo. Bruxelles, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie. Paris, Pagnerre, 1862. 10 volumi in - 8° + 1 volume in - 4° con 20 tavole incise in rame che illustrano i personaggi e le situazioni dell' opera. Tutti i volumi sono in m. marocchino marron con fregi e titoli in oro sui dorsi e copertine originali conservate. Complessive 3483, 32 pp. con 25 tavole in cartoncino protette da velina n.t. Lievi mancanze della pelle in tre volumi ma ottimo esemplare.

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        Die Schlangen Deutschlands.,

      Stuttgart, Metzlersche Buchhandlung, 1862 - Mit 6 kolorierten Lithotafeln, IV, 19 S., 1 nn. Seite (Inhaltsverzeichnis). Nissen ZBI 2255; Cat. Brit. Mus. (N.H.) Vol. II, S. 1003 (Schlangen Württembergs); nicht bei Adler. Äußerst seltene Monographie über die in Deutschland vorkommenden Schlangenarten mit wundervollen Farbtafeln. Parallel erschien noch eine identische Ausgabe unter dem abweichenden Titel "Die Schlangen Württembergs". - Kanten minimal berieben, Ecken minimal bestoßen, vorderes Innengelenk verstärkt, Exlibris auf vorderem Innendeckel. Der Text ist papierbedingt wie üblich durchgehend leicht braunfleckig, Titelblatt etwas stärker, die auf besserem Papier gedruckten Tafeln nur vereinzelt im Randbereich minimal fleckig, überwiegen sauber und in schönem Kolorit. Sehr gutes Exemplar. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550 4° (30 x 22 cm), grüner Orig.-Leinenband mit goldgeprägtem Deckeltitel in blindgeprägtem ornamentalem Rahmen, Buntpapiervorsätze. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      1862 - London: 1861-62. Coloured. Nine sheets conjoined, total 1390 x 1880mm. Backed with linen. A very large, detailed map of London, produced by Edward Weller for the 'Daily Dispatch' between 1861-1862 and brought out in parts by the Dispatch, and later compiled amongst other maps into the 'Dispatch Atlas' published in 1863. The map shows amongst other things, post district boundaries and post offices. It also marks the site of the International Exhibition of 1861, which is now occupied by the South Kensington museums. It also shows Waterloo Station (1848). the new Victoria Station (1860) and Brunel's original Hungerford Suspension Bridge, which was just about to be replaced with the railway bridge for Charing Cross Station. HYDE "Printed maps of Victorian London", No. 73 (1).

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        notice for identifying their logs coming down the Susquehanna River

      G/--. 1862. Broadside. Du Bois & Lowe issue a broadside notice for identifying their logs coming down the Susquehanna River. 17" X 14" Printed at Havre de Grace, Md, March 1st. 1862 The neat part of this broadside is the branding codes of the various lumber sellers. Although most of the lumber came from the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, John DuBois was raised in Tioga County New York and still had connections here in the Owego area. Tioga County, NY was and still is a major supplier of logs to the world. This broadside hung in the law office of former Judge George Boldman of Owego. For more information about the issues of the day - United States Supreme Court 73 U.S. 548 TOME  v.  DUBOIS. In the Circuit Court for the District of Maryland; the case, as stated in the brief of counsel, and assumed by this court, being in substance thus: Dubois & Lowe brought trover against Tome, Shure & Abbott to recover damages for the conversion by them of certain saw-logs, and certain planks, which Dubois & Lowe alleged to be their property. At the trial of the cause, evidence was offered on the part of the plaintiffs, that on September 30th, 1861, several booms on the Susquehanna River were carried away by a freshet, and that a large quantity of logs for lumber were swept down the river; that telegrams were at once sent to the postmasters at Port Deposit and Havre de Grace, towns on the lower part of the river, requesting them to have the logs caught and saved for the owners, and that under such notices, the defendants caught and saved a quantity of the logs, and at once began to saw them into lumber. Evidence was also offered, that a few days after the freshet, the owners of the logs appointed a committee of three persons to go down the river, and settle with the persons who had saved any portion of the logs, and with full authority to sell the same; that on the 7th or 8th October, 1861, the committee went to the sawmill of the defendants, about seven miles from Havre de Grace, and saw some of the logs there; that the committee offered to sell to the defendants all the logs between Safe Harbor Dam and Havre de Grace, which included the logs then in the possession of defendants, but the parties could not agree at to the terms of sale; that the defendants were then engaged in sawing the logs, and had prior to that time sawed some of them, and that the committee prohibited all further sawing thereof; that they estimated the lumber which had been sawed at from 40,000 to 200,000 feet; that they made several visits to the mill of the defendants, and on their last visit, which was in December, 1861, and was for the purpose of ascertaining and measuring the whole amount, there were, in their judgment and by their measurement, 400,000 feet of sawed lumber, and 100,000 feet in logs. History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania by John Franklin Meginness on page 1099. John DuBois was one of the pioneer lumbermen of Lycoming county, and during the early development of that great industry he laid the foundation of a large fortune. He was a native of Tioga County, New York, and in 1838 came to this county and located on Lycoming creek, between Field's Station and Bodines. He and his brother Matthias purchased large tracts of pine and hemlock timber lands in Lewis and Cascade townships, erected a mill and was engaged in the manufacture of lumber under the firm name of J. Du Bois & Brother. About 1850 they took into partnership E. S. Lowe, then a prominent merchant of Williamsport, and the firm was changed to DuBois & Lowe. In the meantime Mr. Du Bois had become interested in building a boom in the Susquehanna river at Williamsport, and when the Susquehanna Boom Company was organized, he was elected its first president ... He also made large purchases of timer lands in Clearfield county. DuBois & Lowe bought several hundred acres of land on the river, including the site of DeBoistown, where they build a large saw mill with an annal capacity of 6,000,000 to 8,000,000 feet of lumber. In the spring of 1860 the flood carried away the boom, and many million feet of logs went down the river, some as far as Chesapeake Bay. DuBois and Lowe bought the greater portion of the logs, built a saw mill at Havre-de-Grace, Maryland, to cut them into lumber, and established an extensive wholesale lumber-yard at the same place. In 1863 Mr. DuBois bought the interest of his partner, and thenceforth conducted the business alone. ... .

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        Sull'origine delle specie per elezione naturale ovvero conservazione delle razze perfezionate nella lotta per l'esistenza.Modena: Nicola Zanichelli, 1864.

      Rare first edition of the first Italian translation of Darwin's seminal <i>Origin of Species</i>, quite unusually, authorized by Darwin himself. The work was very well received and - compared to France and Spain - Darwinism was quickly adopted by Italian biologist and zoologist and meet only little catholic opposition. Freeman 706; The Jeremy Norman Collection<br/><br/> "The impact of Darwinism on Italian naturalists was powerful; the logic and rigorous treatment of the problem of the origin of species as Darwin had presented it, forced zoologists and anthropologists to reconsider those passages of Lamarckisms that they had agreed to with excessive enthusiasm". (Capanna, <i>Darwinism and the Italian academies</i>). The reception of Darwin's work in France (1862) and Spain (1877) were characterized by a strong chatolic opposition, which also had a strong suppressing effect on the spread of his ideas to academic institutions. Despite of Italy being a catholic stronghold the reception of Darwinism was very favourable and meet very limited criticism from the church: "In contrast to the power Catholicism was able to exert against Darwinism in Spain, it was practically impotent in Italy. Neither could the Italian Catholic intellectual establishment draw upon a repertory of anti-Darwinism arguments from the Italian scientific establishment, as was done in France. As in France under the Third Republic and as was the case sporadically in Spain, the advent of Darwinism in Italy provided a source of ideology for the anticlerical movement. Although Darwinism enjoyed a number of close connections with the English source, the peculiarities of the Italian situation set Darwinism in Italy apart from other situations. Italy was in the forefront in recognizing Darwin, electing him to various academies and societies and awarding him the famous Bressa Prize in 1875. In Italy the translation of the <i>Origin</i> 1864 was given an impeccable scientific presentation by Giocanni Canestrini and Leonardo Salimbeni, which avoided the type of situation that arose from the presentation of Darwinism in France by Clémence Royer as a new scientific basis for a secularistic Weltanschauung. As a general explanation, of course, it is reasonable to accept Cermenati's arguments that the favorable receptivity of the scientific community and the general indifference to ecclesiastical objections to Darwinism are the chief factors explaining the quick spread of Darwinism in Italy". (Glick, <i>The Comparative Reception of Darwinism</i>). Emma Darwin, Darwin's wife, wrote publisher John Murry on the 17th of December: "Mr Darwin desires me to say that as you have never hesitated to authorize a foreign translation he has taken upon himself to authorise a translation into Italian without consulting you." When Darwin was informed that his work was being translated into Italian he wrote to his close friend J. D. Hooker: "There is an Italian Edit. of <i>Origin</i> preparing!!! This makes fifth foreign Edit, ie in five foreign countries. Owen will not be right in telling Longmans that Book would be utterly forgotten in ten years. Hurrah!".. 8vo (230 x 147 mm), Early 19th-century quarter maroon sheepskin over marbled boards with vellum corners; titled on spine in gilt; sewn twocolor headbands; a few unopened leaves; original printed wraps bound in; minor wear to extremities. Interior: title page very lightly creased, light soiling to wraps; leaf 27 creased; light foxing to plate; pp [6], xv, 403, [1], plate bound at end, complete. Provenance: Early 20th-century ex-libris of the Biblioteca Cazzamini-Mussi pasted to recto of first free endpaper; Francesco Cazzamini Mussi (1888-1952), a Milanese poet, dramaturge, and scholar, whose significant library was dispersed shortly after his death

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        The Oriental Album: Twenty illustrations in oil colors of the people and scenery of Turkey, with an explanatory and descriptive text.

      New York, Anson D.F. Randolph, 1862.. Folio. Tinted lithographic additional title by Charles Parsons, printed by Endicott & Co., 20 chromolithographic plates by Parsons after van Lennep, all printed by Endicott & Co. of New York. Expertly bound to style in half dark green morocco over period patterned cloth covered boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt.. A rare and important color-plate book: 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 the Ottoman or "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" (Reese). 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 include two scenes of Jewish life in the Ottoman Empire. Included are plates of "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", "Druse Girl." - Bennett, p.108. Blackmer Catalogue 1715. Blackmer Sale 1500. DAB XIX, 200. McGrath, pp.38, 115, 162. Reese, Stamped with a National Character 97. Atabey 1274.

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        Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Enquire into and Report Upon the Circumstances Connected with the Sufferings and Death of Robert O&#39;Hara Burke and William John Wills, the Victorian Explorers

      Melbourne: John Ferres, 1862. Foolscap folio, printed on blue paper; a fine copy bound in blue art morocco. Very scarce official Commission Report. The Enquiry apportions the blame justly between Burke himself, William Wright, and the Exploration Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria. Bound in with it is the single-leaf Victorian Parliamentary Paper Country discovered by Burke and Wills of 1863.

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