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        Afrique, Dressee Par A. H. Dufour

      Louis Antoine, Paris 1862 - Size : 550x750 (mm), 21.625x29.5 (Inches), Original Outline Coloring Very Good, tear on the lower margin along the central fold.

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        L ENFER DE DANTE ALIGHIERI avec les dessins de GUSTAVE DORE

      L. HACHETTE 1862 - R200019544: 190 pages illustrées de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc. Traduction francaise de pier agelo fiorentino accompagnée du texte italien. Quelques déchirures sur les serpentes. Légère mouillures hors texte. Rares planches détachées de l ouvrage. Faute d orthographe sur la reliure. In-Plano Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos frotté. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 800-LITTERATURE (BELLES-LETTRES) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        OEUVRES DE P. CORNEILLE, 12 TOMES (COMPLET)

      Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie 1862 - RO40237793: 12 tomes d'env. 500-600 pages chacun. 6 tomes reliés demi-cuir, avec pièces de titre bleues sur les dos, et titres dorés. 6 tomes brochés avec papiers encollés sur les dos, les consolidant. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Traces de colle sur les dos des volumes brochés. Quelques plats brochés abîmés. Quelques petits trous de vers sur le dos du tome XII. 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. légèrement passée. Dos fané. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.04-XVII ème siècle [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Account of the Cruise of the St George on the North American and West Indian Station During the Years 1861-1862

      Saunders, Otley, and Co., London, 1862, - DENNYS, N.B. An Account of the Cruise of the St George on the North American and West Indian Station During the Years 1861-1862. London: Saunders, Otley, and Co., 1862. First Edition. Pp xi, 267, folding map frontispiece., one plate leaf (opposite p.95). 8vo, orig. half calf with raised bands and marbled boards. Sabin 19602, Hallett, Bermuda in Print (2nd. ed) p.69. Not inTPL or Lande. The author describes his impressions of the voyage on whichH.R.H. Prince Alfred was a midshipman, visiting most of the West India islands with good cameo descriptions. The heart of the book consists of the author's getlemanly appreciations of Nova Scotia- Ship Harbour, Arichat, Louisbourg, Sydney- and especially of Halifax. His lively accounts of inter-shipboat races, of cricket between the officers of the St. George and those ofthe garrison, of his crewmates' amateur theatricals at the "Theatre RoyalSpring Gardens", present a vivid portrait of a high-Victorian provincial culture; and one, apparently, of some notoriety: "It is astonishing how manynaval and military officers get caught in the matrimonial noose at Halifax.But allow me to give one warning- They are all cousins; so beware what yousay." With numerous interesting diversions, including one on the several methods of lobster-catching employed by the ladies of the town. Uncommon.Rubbed with slight wear to extremities, one inch splits to head and tail of outer hinges, feps slightly discoloured, tiny nick to fold of frontispiece, else very good. 1500.00 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Marquis of Dalhousie's Administration of British India

      London: Saunders, Otley, and Co.,, 1862-5. Volume the First, Containing the Acquisition and Administration of the Punjab. Volume II, Containing the Annexation of Pegu, Nagpore, and Oudh, and a General Review of Lord Dalhousie's Rule in India. 2 volumes octavo. Original red pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to spines, blind panelling to the boards, publisher's device in gilt to the upper boards and in blind to the lower, brown surface-paper endpapers. Large folding, lithographic Outline Map of the Punjab to volume I. Cloth a little rubbed and soiled, now neatly restored, the spines relined and the corners stiffened, hinges tightened, map with a couple of tears, no loss, laid down on Japanese tissue, light toning, a very good set. First editions. Important and uncommon. "In 1865 the duke of Argyll concluded, 'When the records of our Empire in the East are closed, Lord Dalhousie's administration will be counted with the greatest that have gone before it' . It is a measure of Dalhousie's achievement that this verdict still holds true, and his career is seen as crucially important both by historians of the British empire in the East and by those of the emergence of India as a modern nation. Fittingly, Dalhousie Road still remains in New Delhi as a reminder to both traditions" (ODNB).

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        Burning of the Steamship “Golden Gate”

      Currier and Ives - Currier and Ives; Burning of the Steamship “Golden Gate,” July 27, 1862; New York: 19th Century; Hand-colored lithograph; Sheet size: 10 1/2 x 14 inches. This dramatic scene published by Currier and Ives depicts the terrible destruction by fire of the Pacific mail steamship the S.S. Golden Gate in 1862. The S.S. Golden Gate had been built in 1851, and was one of the fastest steamers on the west coast. The ship left San Francisco on July 21st, bound for Panama, and sunk in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Manzanilla, Mexico. 180 of the 338 passengers perished in the disaster. The publishing firm of Currier & Ives created the most popular and highly regarded lithographs of quintessentially American scenes ever produced. The quality, vast scope and engagingly populist style of their works have made their names synonymous with an idealistic vision of 19th-century American promise and optimism. Nathaniel Currier began his lithographic career as an apprentice in 1828. By the mid-1830’s he had established his own firm on Spruce Street in New York City. In 1857 James Ives became a partner in the flourishing business, which went on to produce over 7,000 lithographs by 1907. Currier & Ives was undoubtedly the most prolific firm of lithographers in America, its output greater than that of all the other firms combined. The remarkable scope of this production was matched by the company’s ability to anticipate popular themes and subject matter. Among their many works are lithographs depicting sporting, railroad and rural scenes, marine, and western views, as well as foreign and domestic city views, historical tableaux, and a wide range of sentimental, morally instructive and advertising images.

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        A Treatise on Some of the Insects Injurious to Vegetation. by Thaddeus William Harris, M. D.: [First Published, Without Illustrations, Cambridge, 1841, under Title: a Report on the Insects of Massachusetts, Injurious to Vegetation]

      Boston, Crosby And Nichols; New York, O. S. Felt 1862 - Description: xi, 640 p. Illus. , VIII col. Pl. (incl. Front. ) 22 cm. A new ed. , enlarged and improved, with additions from the author's manuscripts and original notes. Drawings by A. Sonrel and J. Burckhardt, engraved and colored by John H. Richard and Henry Marsh. Cf. Pref. Illustrated by engravings drawn from nature under the supervision of Professor Agassiz. Edited by Charles L. Flint. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked buckram over bevelled boards. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. 640 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        On the Day He was Promoted to Rear Admiral, Farragut Writes from His Flagship During the Bombardment of Vicksburg, Mississippi

      Vicksburg, MS 1862 - Letter Signed, to J.C. Febriger. Vicksburg, Miss., aboard the "U.S. Flag Ship Hartford. Below Vicksburg," July 16, 1862. 1 p., 8 x 10 in. With the original transmittal envelope. Unaware of his promotion, Farragut writes as "Flag Officer" to Lieutenant Commander J. C. Febriger of the U.S.S. Kanawha reminding him of ordnance protocols and reports. Farragut writes to the commander of the Kanawha, then on patrol off Mobile, Alabama: "Sir: The Department informs me that no reports of firing have been received from the vessel under your command, since the first day of January last, and requests me to call your attention to Art 14. Page 6 'Ordnance Instructions[.]'"In honor of his capture of New Orleans- a critical victory that gave the Union control over one of the Confederacy's most important seaports- Congress promoted Farragut to Rear Admiral, the first time in U.S. history someone had been appointed to that rank. That same day, still unaware of the honor, Farragut signs the present letter as "Flag Officer" in command of the Western Gulf Blockading Squadron.Following the April 1862 capture of New Orleans, Farragut quickly moved his fleet up the Mississippi to attack the key Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg. In May 1862, he steamed upstream to demand the city's surrender, but lacking enough troops to force the issue, returned to New Orleans. In June Farragut led a larger flotilla that bombarded Vicksburg until the end of July, but he lacked sufficient support from Union land forces. By the time Grant began moving on the city from the north, Confederate forces had heavily reinforced its garrison, making an easy capture impossible. It took another full year, until July 4, 1863, for Vicksburg to fall.At the time of this letter, the U.S.S. Kanawha was stationed off Mobile Bay, an important Confederate port that would not be closed until Farragut commanded a squadron against it in August 1864. This letter suggests that the Kanawha was inactive, but it had, in fact, captured numerous blockade-runners out of Mobile following its arrival off the Alabama coast in February 1862. The Kanawha remained on patrol off Mobile Bay until the spring of 1864 when she was reassigned to the Texas coast. David G. Farragut (1801-1870) joined the navy as a midshipman at the age of nine. He served in the War of 1812, and then in the West Indies working to eradicate piracy. He moved from Virginia to New York at the outset of the Civil War and went on to serve on the blockading fleet in the Gulf of Mexico. He rose to become the first rear admiral, first vice admiral, and first admiral in the U.S. Navy. (To that point, the navy had avoided what it considered a European aristocratic rank for seagoing commanders.). He is best known for his brash heroism in winning the Battle of Mobile Bay and the famous paraphrase, "Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead."ConditionFine. Expected folds, extreme light toning along margins.

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        Du dandysme et de Georges Brummell

      Librairie de Poulet-Malassis, Paris, 1862. Softcover. Fair. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text is in French. Ex-Library. Extensive writing on front wrap and some on front free endpage.. Spine cocked. Red tape on spine end. Bumping to text-block with some chipping and a few small closed tears at page edges. Pocket and circulation slip on rear endpages. Library markings (stamps, stickers and writing) on endpages and title page. Front wrap taped on spine edge. Wraps bumped and shelf worn at corners, edges and spine ends with some foxing and tanning. Some creasing on wraps and spine. Copyright date printed as 1962 on cover and 1961 on tilte page. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 127049..

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        Histoire de l'Eglise catholique en France (20 Tomes et Tables : Complet) Histoire de l'Eglise catholique en France d'après les documents les plus authentiques depuis son origine jusqu'au Concordat de Pie VII [ Edition originale ]

      Adrien Le Clère et Cie 1862 - Ouvrage revu et approuvé à Rome par une Commission spéciale autorisée par N. S.P. le Pape, 21 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane noire, dos à 4 nerfs, Adrien Le Clère et Cie, Paris, 1862-1875 Rare exemplaire, parfaitement complet, de l'édition originale et unique de cette Histoire de l'Eglise catholique en France. Un travail aussi monumental que méconnu, introuvable ainsi complet. Etat très satisfaisant (rel. frottée avec qq. épidermures, qq. cahiers brunis, qq. rouss.). "C'est l'Histoire de l'Eglise gallicane par le P. Longueval et ses continuateurs que nous avons prise pour base de notre travail". L'auteur respecte celle-ci autant que possible, y laissant son empreinte personnelles par ses nombreuses corrections, suppressions et additions. L'histoire du P. Longueval s'arrêtant en l'an 1560, toute la suite restait à écrire. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Republic of Uruguay, Monte Video, Geographical, Social, and Political to which is appended, Life in the River Plate, a Manual for Emigrants.

      Effingham Wilson. London. 1862. - Full-page and in-text wood engravings, plus four folding maps with outline hand-color, 72pp, 7 1/8 x 5 inches, stiff card wrappers (softbound). Tightly bound with cloth or thick paper spine, possibly a later embellishment. Covers lightly soiled; very good, clean condition. "By Authority of the Monte Videan Government." A booklet evidently prepared for distribution at the Great London Exposition of 1862. Chapters include Memoranda for Emigrants: the Voyage Out; the Introduction, wherein it is written "The little knowledge possessed in Europe of the economical and political institutions of this fine country, have determined the publication of the geographical and statistical information contained in these pages"; following is the main chapter, The Republic of Uruguay, Monte Video, Geographical, Social, and Political which details climate, vegetable productions, trees (utility of), minerals, animals (race horses and fine wool etc.), institutions (hospitals, schools), land and water communication, post offices, commerce, summary of professions, details of the various departments, etc. There follows a chapter Life in the River Plate and a Catalogue of the Articles Exhibited in the Uruguay Department, International Exhibition, London 1862, with information on Jury Awards. A concluding piece discusses Land Sales and Profits in the River Plate. The rear cover quotes from the Times of August 29, 1862: "The Monte Videan territory - for it is better known by the name of its capital - is limited, but extremely fertile, well watered, possesses excellent pastures, an abundance of minerals, as yet unexplored. The deficiency of labour is so great that any man who offers is hired as a shepherd, at wages equal to about £40 per annum, besides rations. This rich and healthy territory, which could easily maintain a population of 2,000,000, probably does not contain 200,000." The four maps in the volume are 1) The World (Route from the United Kingdom to the River Plate) 9 x 11¼ inches; outline coloring of South America and the British Isles. 2) Banda Oriental Republic of Uruguay; Route from Monte Video to Mercedes Estancia Maua: 9 x 5 3/4 inches w/ outline hand color. 3) Valley of the River Plate, Monte Video to Mercedes: 5 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches with outline hand color. 4) Estancia Mauà, Mercedes, Monte Video 1862. Plan of the Estate of his Excellency Snr. Baron De Mauà in the Republic of Uruguay: 11 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches with outline hand color. Modest discoloration to front and rear boards but overall a scarce guidebook associated with the Great Exhibition of 1862 in remarkably good condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        FRENO PARA LOS CAMINOS DE HIERRO

      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1862. 55Pag+1 gran despelgable. 25X17. Cartone. Rarissimo tratado de los frenos en los caminos de hierro. Dificil en comercio. Ref 30 Biblioteca A.

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        The History of Gibraltar

      Saunders Otley & Co - London - 1862 - VG - A very good, clean and tight copy, with new spine with original leather spine laid on, five raised bands - 3/4 leather. New endpapers. Former owner' signature neatly to reverse of frontispce 'Henry Price -1862' . Plates, maps, errata. Full title - The History of Gibraltar and of its Political Relation to Events in Europe; from the commencement of the Moorish Dynasty in Spain to the Last Morocco War, with original and unpublished letters from the Prince of Hesse, Sir George Elliott, The Duc de Crillon, Collingwood, and Lord Nelson, and an account of the Fourteen Seiges the Rock has sustained since it became a fortress. Heavy - please check postage costs with us. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The International Exhibition of 1862. The illustrated catalogue

      London: Printed for Her Majesty's Commisioners, 1862. Three volumes, quarto, folding plan and steel engraved illustrations throughout; very good set in original gilt decorated cloth. Australian products on the world stage. Official catalogue of the 1862 International Exhibition, a spectacle of vast proportions promoting the products and manufacturing of Britain and her colonies. All Australian colonies were well represented, with their displays listed in the third volume of this set. These lavishly printed volumes include the history of the International Exhibitions from their inception in 1851 onwards, including charming steel-engraved plates of the pavilions and a detailed floor plan showing the location of British and Colonial manufacturers. The range of products and commodities is impressive, from dried beetle wings through to firefighting engines. This publication is of special interest to collectors of antique furniture and wares. Cabinet makers, jewellers, gold and silver-smiths, weavers, upholsterers and all manner of trades were generously represented at the exhibition, effectively forming a descriptive trade directory for Britain and the colonies for this period. The third volume, sub-titled Colonial and Foreign Divisions, describes Australian and New Zealand displays in some detail, revealing an extensive range of raw and manufactured goods, including woods for cabinet making, resins and natural products, decorative stone and an impressive range of gold and geological samples from the Victorian fields (two statuettes of an emu and kangaroo crafted from pure Australian gold are illustrated). Some familiar faces emerge, for example Mr. Ronald Gunn offers aromatic woods from Tasmania, while Mrs. Meredith displays 'watercolour paintings of flowers of Tasmanian trees, shrubs and plants, framed in muskwood'. On a more sombre note, other displays included photographs and statuette busts Tasmanian Aborigines, as well as native crafts such as dilly bags, carvings and the like. Also exhibited were animal pelts from the platypus, possum and tiger-cat of Tasmania (thylacine).

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        CHAPMAN'S NEW TOWNSHIP MAP OF THE NORTH WEST.

      Milwaukee. . 1862 - Folding color map, 28 x 21 inches. 16mo. Original printed boards. Rubbed. Map with four-inch rough tear along one fold. Overall color bright and clean. Good. Covers Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and parts of associated states. An unusual wartime and local issue. "Rare, he made few regional maps" - Rumsey. RUMSEY 2129.

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        [GROUP OF TEN LITHOGRAPHED ENVELOPES DEPICTING HOSPITALS FROM THE CIVIL WAR]

      New York & Baltimore. [ca. 1862].. Ten envelopes, each measuring 3 x 5 1/2 inches. Minimal wear and soiling; evidence of mounts on the verso of three of the envelopes. Very good plus. A group of ten Civil War envelopes decorated with full lithographic and stencil color or metallic inks illustrating the major U.S. Army hospitals established in or near Baltimore. Those hospitals illustrated are: Stewart Mansion, Patterson Park Nos. 1 and 3 (one of the largest military installations in Baltimore), and McKim's Mansion. The birds- eye views of the grounds are quite detailed. Three of the pieces have the publication mark of Charles Magnus in New York, while three others were printed by E. Sachse in Baltimore; the remaining four are unidentified. Two of the covers are clearly marked with brush strokes on the extreme margin, thereby revealing the use of stencils for the color and production line techniques. Rare, ephemeral, and interesting.

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        Opposing the Confederate Draft

      1862 - Broadside. "The Petition of Certain Non-Conscripts, Respectfully Presented to the Confederate States Congress." Richmond, August 8, 1862. Signed in print, "The Petitioners, By their Counsel, John H. Gilmer." 1 p., 7 7/8 x 10 3/8 in. Petitioning against General Order No. 46 of the Confederate War Department, which rescinded the part of the Confederate Conscription Act of April 16, 1862 that mandated the discharge of all voluntary enlistees under age 18 or over age 35 in July 1862. "These were the terms of the law. They were plain, unequivocal and mandatory. Common sense - universal public opinion . understood, accepted and adopted the law . Shall an army order revoke a solemn act of Congress? . Have we a constitutional Government, with specific powers granted . or have we an unlimited Government, dependent only on Executive will or ministerial caprice? Are the People free or is the Executive supreme?" Historical BackgroundPresident Davis, Secretary of War George Randolph, and the Confederate Congress instituted the first conscription act in American history in April 1862, after early defeats in Tennessee and North Carolina, in anticipation of the expiration of one-year enlistments signed at the war's outset. The Conscription Act would cause all males ages 18 to 35 to be drafted into service unless exempted. Those already enlisted would be held to a three year commitment from their date of entry into the service. Conscription raised difficulties for Southern politicians who had argued for most of their careers against the broad construction of federal powers in the United States Constitution. Some believed it violated the cardinal principle of states' rights, others, such as Georgia Governor Joseph Brown, protested its tendency toward centralization and despotism. Common folks complained about the fact that planters who owned 20 or more slaves were exempt, as were many overseers and tradesmen, and those who could afford to buy "substitutes."According to historian James McPherson, conscription was "the most unpopular act of the Confederate government. Yeoman farmers who could not buy their way out of the army voted with their feet and escaped to the woods or swamps. . Armed bands of draft-dodgers and deserters ruled whole counties."ReferencesParrish & Willingham 5422 (locating 5 copies).McPherson, James. Battle Cry of Freedom (New York, 1988), p. 432.

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        JANESVILLE DAILY GAZETTE. FRIDAY, 10 A.M., JULY 4, 1862. EXTRA. LATE NEWS FROM THE ARMY BEFOEE [sic] RICHMOND. A TERRIFIC BATTLE ON MONDAY! LOSS VERY GREAT ON BOTH SIDES. THE ENEMY REPULSED! SHIELD'S ARMY HAS ARRIVED. POSITION OF OUR ARMY IMPROVED. SIX DAYS FIGHTING. OUR WHOLE LOSS 15,000 TO 20,000!

      Janesville [Wi]. July 4, 1862. - Broadside, 8 1/2 x 6 inches. Light wear and foxing. Very good. An unrecorded Civil War broadside publicizing a dispatch from Union General George B. McClellan following The Seven Days' Battles, which occurred between June 26 and July 2, 1862. In the course of that week Union and Confederate forces fought a series of battles in five different locales. At the end of these engagements the Confederates withdrew to Richmond. This EXTRA gives information about losses and casualties and states that the "Gen. McClellan and his big staff all agree that the position of our army is far more advantageous as a base of operations against Richmond than that hitherto occupied." Although most of the battles in the Seven Days can be considered Union victories, the overall outcome of the campaign was still not particularly successful for the Union, due to McClellan's weaknesses as a commander in the field. Afterwards, the Union's Peninsular Campaign was abandoned and the majority of McClellan's men were transferred to John Pope's army in Northern Virginia. Rare and unrecorded.

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        Anser Ferus, Steph.

      London 1862 - John Gould (1804-1881). A selection from Birds of Great Britain, published in London 1862-1873, printed by C. Hullmandel. Lithograph with original hand-coloring measuring 14 ½” x 21 ½”. Condition: Very good, small tear in upper right hand corner measuring less than 1/4". John Gould was without question the most prolific natural history artist of the nineteenth century. He worked during a period of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history. He combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents. Drawing on these abilities, he embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. The preparatory drawings that he produced were passed on for completion to skilled illustrators, most notably his wife, Elizabeth, and Edward Lear. The plates which resulted from such partnerships were a splendid fusion of art and science, with a scope that remains unsurpassed. Stunning and at the same time highly accurate, Gould's illustrations linked beauty to science, and science to beauty, in and an unprecedented manner. Gould was especially proud of this sumptuous work. He described the Birds of Great Britain as a return to his old love of native birds. Unlike in earlier publications, however, the illustrations incorporate more nests, eggs, and young than the earlier works, with a focus on landscapes and family groupings. The ornithologist and his collaborators took more of an interest in creating accurate, appropriate settings, and included more plants and fully delineated environments, resulting in a number of lavish scenes of action and interaction.Gould's rightful pride in these illustrations was reflected in his preface explanation of their coloring: " every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were colored by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought." Gould's pride in The Birds of Great Britain was matched by its public success. The list of 468 subscribers included the nobility and scientific luminaries of Europe and America. Rich, vibrant color is an important attribute of the best 19th Century prints. Many prints by John Gould found on the market today have modern color that affects both the appearance and the value of these great works. John Gould died in 1881 still actively illustrating and producing fine bird books. His stock of unsold copies, unbound text and plates in various states, lithographic stones, drawings and paintings, amounted to nearly three tons. Many of the uncolored pulls from his monumental "Birds of Europe" have been re-colored in the last thirty years, and these are often found on the market. Fortunately, the difference between original and modern color can be discerned by looking carefully at the print. When modern color is applied to 180 year old paper, the application is inconsistent; the cellulose of the aged paper has begun to breakdown and can no longer evenly absorb the watercolors, resulting in a splotchy uneven appearance All of the Gould bird prints in Arader Galleries' inventory have exquisite original color. The vastly superior quality of original color can be clearly differentiated from new color by its smooth and even appearance. The inks have noticeably deeper, richer tones. The difference can also be seen in the lovely surface "sheen" that results from the application of gum arabic when the lithograph was first pulled. The hand coloring of engravings and lithographs reached its zenith in the 19th Century. Works that still display their original color are more rewarding to view, and will better hold their value in the years to come.

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        The Dolomite Mountains: Excursions through Tyrol, Carinthia, Carniola, & Friuli in 1861, 1862, & 1863

      - Limited to 85 numbered copies, this being NO. 6. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A HISTORY OF GREECE: FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE CLOSE OF THE GENERATION CONTEMPORARY WITH ALEXANDER THE GREAT [8 VOLUMES]

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

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        IMPRENTAS DE LAS ISLAS BALEARES.

      Palma 1862 - 4º menor (23 cm.) 32 p. Encuadernación en holandesa piel con nervios y tejuelos en el lomo. Perfécto estado de conservación. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le Jeu de Paume son histoire et sa description.

      Didie, Paris 1862 - 4to. (27.3 x 21.2cm), half-title and title printed in red and black, 14 albumen prints mounted on grey card and numbered as 16 plates (inner margin of title adhering to frontispiece, frontispiece slightly stained on verso, title thumb-soiled). Original red cloth, front cover with gilt title surmounting a motif of crossed rackets and balls, title repeated on spine (some ink staining on covers, extremities worn). Exhibited: The Queen's Club, 2004, no. 310. RARE. ONE OF THE GREAT HISTORIES OF THE GAME, THE FIRST TENNIS BOOK AFTER LUKIN AND THE FIRST TO USE PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES. Among them are photographs of Barre, Biboche and Edmund Tompkins, the exterior of the court at the Tuileries Gardens, and an intriguing form of outdoor tennis involving clusters of players on a wide area of grass. The contents are wide-ranging, even including a poem by Bajot on longue paume. A good summary of the work is given by Noel and Clark (pp. 289-291) who say of Fournier's "notice": "nothing more valuable as a contribution to the history of tennis in early times has ever been written". Although Chapus compiled the book, his name does not appear on the title. The generous margins and method of illustration suggest that it was intended for a small luxury market. There is also an edition of the same date in a smaller octavo format with 6 plates. Garnett p. 293; Henderson p. 191. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        General Orders No. 91. War Department, Adjutant General's Office Washington, July 29, 1862

      War Department, Washington D. C. 1862 - 28pp. Includes Resolutions for Medals of honor, Compensation for paying pensions, Explanatory of Confiscation Act & Commisioners on claims for pay in the Department of Missouri. Also the following Acts: To grant Pensions, Prohibiting consideration for procuring contracts, Relative rank of Officers of Army & Navy, Confiscation act, Prompt settlement of accounts, Defining pay and emoluments, Amending Militia Act of Feb 28, 1795, Refund to Missouri, money expended for troops and Suspending Act to punish fraud in contracts. Orders are complete. Signed by General Shepley in pen on the cover. His copy. Signed in type by Assistant Adjutant General for Secretart of War, E. D. Townsend. One of a kind item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Florist and Pomologist. Robert Hogg and John Spencer. 1862

      Hogg, Robert. & Spencer, John., Assisted by Moore., Thomas. F.L.S. The Florist and Pomologist: A Pictorial Monthly Magazine of Flowers, Fruits and General Horticulture. London "Journal of Horticulture", 1862. Horticultural Press, London. 8vo approx 260mm x 170mm. Vivid blue cloth with highly decorative gilt decoration to front and spine. Gilt titles to spine. Title, dedication, list of illustrations, pp192, index pp2. 23 hand coloured plates. Plates by W. H. Fitch and James Andrews, handcoloured, most heightened. One plate double size, folded and all tissue guarded. Binding a little rubbed at spine otherwise entire book is clean and bright throughout. A neat and attractive single volume edition.

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        A collection of ca 1700 original pen and wash drawings of plants from the botanical garden at Lemberg, [ca 1862-1872].

      - The drawings are on laid paper 215 x 140mm, and preserved in 9 blue folding boxes. A highly unusual archive of botanical illustrations of the botanical garden at Lemberg, now L'viv, Ukraine, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, executed by Adolf Weiss, the pre-eminent Austrian botanist of his day.The drawings are of a very high quality and Weiss was known to be an accomplished artist: ". die seltene Meisterschaft in der Handhabung von Pinsel und Feder macht die Abbildungen. zu den auch künstlerisch vollendesten, die wir besitzen (. the rare mastery and use of the brush and pen make [his] illustrations the most artistically accomplished we have) (Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschrift, 1884). Each drawing shows the plant in flower, with anatomical details supplied below. Most of the sheets have the Linnaean binominals at the foot. Each is surrounded by a border either scored or in pencil, which presumably was intended to indicate the size of an engraved plate. Likewise reference is made at the bottom to Kunth's 'Enumeratio plantarum' (5 vols, 1833-1850) indicating volume and page.All drawings are all in the same style; three have been signed by 'A Weiss del.', and one with initials only. This one shows an 'Aloë marginalis' in a wooden barrel with Weiss' initials A.W. dated 2/3 [18]65 Lemberg. It is a portrayal of the plant as it flowered in the Lemberg botanical garden. Weiss published a paper on the Aloë 'Agave Jacquiniana' which had flowered in the Lemberg Garden in 1864. Weiss was assisted by his wife Hermine, and two drawings bear her signature. In style the drawings are quite accomplished and graceful, and resemble some of the best botanical illustration of the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth century. You would not be surprised it you were told there were 75 years earlier.Adolf Weiss (1837-1894) was born at Freiwaldau, Silesia. Between 1855 and 1858 he attended the University of Vienna where he studied botany. In 1862 he was appointed professor of botany and director of the botanic garden at Lemberg, but before taking up this post he undertook a tour of Italy, France, Switzerland and Germany to study botanical gardens in those countries and to forge links between them and Lemberg. Under Weiss's direction, the Lemberg gardens became the finest in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with rare examples of flora of Lemberg and the Carpathians. Weiss published on the flora of Lemberg (1865). Together with Jarolim, an assistant of his institute, he made numerous excursions to collect plants in the Lemberg area and his herbarium was still preserved in the Lemberg University Museum in 1881. In 1872 he moved to the University of Prague, where he founded the first institute of plant physiology in the Empire.Weiss was the undoubtedly the most important Austrian botanist and plant anatomist of his time and is best remembered for his publications on plant anatomy. It is sad that today he is all but forgotten in Lemberg where he did his most important work. Sadder still, there is now scarcely a trace of his fine botanical garden. The present collection therefore remains a unique testament to this influential botanist and his garden. Together with the plates there are some leaves with plant names and numbers; on one there is Weiss' name dated 12.7.65.Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschrift XXXI, 1881 'B. Blocki, Dr. A. Weiss' Herbar im Lemberg Universitätsmuseum'; Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschrift, XXXIV, 1884 'Gallerie österreichischer Botaniker, XXX. G. Adolf Weiss'; Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschrift XLIV 'A. Nestler, G.A. Weiss (obituary); Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon des öst. Kaiserstaates, LIV, 82ff. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Joannis Maldonati, Societatis Jesu theologi, commentarii in quatuor evangelistas : ad optimorum librorum fidem accuratissime recudi / curavit Conradus Martin - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      Moguntiae : Francisci Kirchhemii 1862 - Physical desc. : 2 v. ; 23 cm. Editio tertia emendatissima. Subject: Bible. Latin. 1862. N. T. Gospels. Bible - Commentaries. Language: Latin. Scattered, marginal foxing. Near fine copies both in the contemporary vellum over contrasting buckram boards; dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine bands and panel edges very slightly rubbed and toned as with age. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 3 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTORIA DE LA CIUDAD DE TOLEDO. Sus claros varones y monumentos

      Imprenta de Severino López Fando, Toledo 1862 - 4º M., 6 h. 1.108 p. 16 h. Tela editorial estampada. - 5 láminas con grabados fuera de paginación. [Palau nº 153931] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Official Army Register for 1862

      Washington 1862 - Original brown pebbled cloth binding. Crack to the outside of rear board at the spine. Head and tail caps worn away. Sticker to the prelims written in hand - "WAR DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL BUSINESS". Signed: Potts. ? Each department registers the officers of the U.S. Army in tabular form.Two large foldout tables. One plate is titled "Organization of the Volunteer Army of the Uited States Army". The other plate is titled "Organization of the Regular Army of hte United States". Various army departments are listed - Quartermaster, Medical, Infantry, Cavalry, Ordnance, Artillery, Militia, Military Academy, Paymaster, alphabetical list of Officers, a list of Resignations, mainly of southern officers who resigned to join the Confederacy. One example: George A. Custer is listed as a Lieutanant, 24 June. 108 pages. A very detailed book on the officers comprising the army. Very rare. No copies found on OCLC. 1 copy found on COPAC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Proclamation of Emancipation By the President of the United States, To Take Effect January 1st, 1863

      n.p. [Boston]: [John Murray Forbes], [1862]. First edition in book or pamphlet form; 32mo.; 7 pages; wrappers; Monaghan 147; Eberstadt 7: "The only edition of the preliminary proclamation issued in pamphlet form." Slight creasing; a fine copy of a rare book. Issued by Boston industrialist John Murray Forbes, said to be one of a million copies printed for distribution to blacks by Union troops (see Letters and Recollections of John Murray Forbes. Boston, 1899). That number seems highly unlikely given the booklet's rarity; Eberstadt located six copies, including his own; six copies are located by OCLC; only two have appeared at auction in the last 25 years, and we have seen a handful elsewhere in the market. The Proclamation freed slaves only in those states, or parts of those states, which were in rebellion to the Union; a controversial half-measure: half too much for conservatives; half too little for abolitionists. While of doubtful constitutionality (a defect cured by eventual amendment), it was an important strategic, political and moral decision by Lincoln in secret from his divided cabinet. It did have the effect of undercutting foreign support for the Confederacy, particularly by the cotton-hungry British, and it eventually led to the recruitment of black Union regiments. Forbes was an abolitionist who contributed to raising those troops, including the famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteers.

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        An Essay on the Mysteries and the True Object of the Brotherhood of Free Masons

      London: Simpkin and Marshall. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1862. First Edition. Hardcover. Overall a clean and well preserved, unfaded copy. Slight rubbing to tips of boards. A few tiny stains to boards.; Rare. A translation of the second revised edition (Amsterdam, 1776) of Carl Friedrich Köppen's "Essai sur les Mysteres et le Véritable Objet de la Confrérie des Francs-Maçons". [ii], (i)-ix, [1], (11)-44 pages + facsimile title page of the French edition. Original blue cloth covered card with printed paper label on front board. Page edges dyed red. Page dimensions: 163 x 103mm. Contemporary owner's signature of R. B. Willis and contemporary bookseller's blind-stamp of M. J. Backwell, Castletown. "The motives which Free Masonry requires shall actuate every candidate for initiation into its mysteries, are 'a general desire of knowledge and a sincere wish to render himself more extensively serviceable to his fellow-creatures.' One of the objects of the writer of this essay, of which the following is a free translation, appears to have been to show to the uninitiated that the latter of the motives above-mentioned forms truly a fundamental part of the institution of Free Masonry. Never having met with the essay until I recently purchased it at an old-book shop in London, it has occurred to me that it may be altogether unknown to the craft in England, and that a translation of it may therefore, not be unacceptable."- from the translator's preface. The original edition in French was written at a time, before the French Revolution of 1789, when Masonic Lodges on the continent were under some pressure from some of the ruling monarchies, and from Bulls passed by the Catholic Church in Rome. Some of the figures involved in the French Revolution, notably La Fayette and Marat, were Freemasons. [References: Jasper Ridley, "The Freemasons" (2001)].; 16mo 6" - 7" tall .

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        ORIGINAL 1862 - 1865 IMPORTANT CIVIL WAR JOURNAL DETAILING THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE 34TH MASSACHUSETTS INFANTRY REGIMENT VOLUNTEER TO THE STEPS OF APPOMATTOX AND THE SURRENDER OF LEE

      EGREMONT MASSACHUSETTS MA 1862 - On offer is an original, superb relic of the Civil War and an incredibly detailed, historical document with a riveting narrative being the journal of William. B. Stark beginning with his enlistment July 21st 1862 until April 13th 1865 when he relates the details of Appomattox and Lee's surrender and the jubilation of the troops. Thusly his entire tour in the Civil War. Stark was from Egremont, Massachusetts near the New York state border in western Massachusetts. Mr. Stark served in the 34th Regiment Infantry Massachusetts Volunteers. This is one of the most detailed writings of one man's service we have ever read. Stark took copious notes and left no details unmentioned from a detailed listing of every battle and engagement, his fellow soldiers, officers, kit and clothing, foods eaten etc., etc. He never fails to mention names and Mr. Stark to history's benefit writes profusely. There is tremendous battle content with detailed explanations of terrain, weather and conditions. He describes the mood of the men, the affect of the conditions and writes very well too. One online source relates the following of this famed company of volunteers: 34th Regiment Infantry Organized at Worcester August 1, 1862. Moved to Washington, D.C., August 15-17. Attached to Military District of Washington and Alexandria to February, 1863. Tyler's Brigade, District of Alexandria, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, Defenses South of the Potomac, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1863. Martindale's Command, Garrison of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Maryland Heights Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to January, 1864. Unattached, 1st Division, West Virginia, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, Independent Division, 24th Army Corps, Army of the James, to June, 1865. SERVICE.--At Arlington Heights, Va., until August 22, 1862. Moved to Alexandria, Va., August 22, and duty on line of Orange & Alexandria Railroad until September 10. At Fort Lyon, Defenses of Washington, D.C., September 15, 1862, to June 2, 1863. Provost and guard duty in Washington until July 9. Moved to Maryland Heights July 9. Occupation of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., July 14. Duty at Harper's Ferry and Bolivar until December 10. Action at Berryville. October 18. Raid to Harrisonburg December 10-24. At Harper's Ferry until February 1, 1864. Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties, W. Va., January 27-February 7. Moved to Cumberland, Md., February 15. Return to Harper's Ferry, thence moved to Monocacy, Md., March 5, to Martinsburg, W. Va., March 7 and to Harper's Ferry April 2. Moved to Martinsburg, W. Va., April 17. Sigel's Expedition from Martinsburg to New Market April 13-May 16. Rude's Hill May 14. New Market May 14-15. Advance to Staunton May 24-June 5. Piedmont, Mount Crawford, June 5. Occupation of Staunton June 6. Hunter's Raid on Lynchburg June --. Lynchburg June 17-18. Retreat to the Gaul June 18-29. Moved to the Shenandoah Valley July 5-17. Snicker's Ferry July 17-18. Kernstown or Winchester July 23-24. Martinsburg July 25. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Berryville September 3. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Cedar Creek October 13. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown until December. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Bermuda Hundred, Va., December 19-23. Siege operations against Richmond and Petersburg December 25, 1864, to April 2, 1865. In trenches north of the James before Richmond until March, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Lynchburg April 12-15, thence

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        Bildliche Erinnerungen vom Eidgenössischen Truppenzusammenzug im August 1861. Nach der Natur gezeichnet & herausgegeben von Eugen Adam. [..] Der Text von Dtr. [Dr.] Abraham Roth / Souvenirs pittoresques de la concentration des troupes federales suisses en aout 1861.

      Bern, J. Dalp (Dalp'sche Buchhandlung) / Druck: München, Julius Adam [ca. 1862].. Quer-Folio (42.5 x 56.5 cm). Lithogr. Titel mit Vignette (rastende Gebirgsartillerie), 1 Bl. (Vorwort), 12 (st. 15) Tafeln in Tonlithogr. mit jeweils zugehörigem Textblatt. Neuerer Ln.-Einband (lamin., leicht berieben) unter Verwendung eines ursprüngl. Ldr.-Rückens (d.Zt.; Gelenke etwas spröde) mit vergold. Rückentitel. Seiten fachmännisch neu eingebunden mit Kapitalbändchen und Blanko-Ergänzungsblättern in festem getöntem Papier (chamois). Seiten unterschiedlich stockfleckig und mit Spuren einer ursprünglichen vertikalen Faltung u./od. Planobindung (geglättet/remontiert), hs. private Widmung a. Titelbl. verso. Gesamthaft sehr ordentliches, bemerkenswert aufwendig restauriertes Exemplar.. Paralleltext in Deutsch und Französisch. - Barth 25801. - SNB mit Anmerkung 'Erschien in 5 Lieferungen' und Erscheinungsdatum 1862. - Es fehlen die Tafeln 7-9 (entspr. wohl d. Lieferung 3). - Widmung 'Meinem lieben Neffen Richard Walter Meyer, 18(95?), J. Ulrich Kreis'. - Vorhanden: Titel (wird in Bibliotheken gelegentlich als 16. Tafel gezählt); 1. Einschiffung der Truppen zu Luzern (14. August 1861), 2. Abmarsch von Amsteg (15.08.), 3. Gefecht bei der Meidschlinger Brücke (16.08.; 'Zwei bis drei Stunden oberhalb Amsteg' : heute: Meitschlingen, Kanton Uri, ca. 5.5 km nördlich von Gurtnellen), 4. Brückenschlag am Pfaffensprung (16.08.; ca. 2.5 km nördlich oberhalb von Wassen), 5. Aufbruch vom Lager bei Wasen (Wassen; 17.08.), 6. Position bei Göschenen (17.08.), 7. (Taf. 10) Marsch der I. Brigade nach der Furka (20.08.), 8. (Taf. 11) Die II Brigade am Nufenenpass (20.08.), 9. (Taf. 12) Halt der I Brigade am Rhonegletscher (20.08.), 10. (Taf. 13) Beiwachtfeuer im Stockalper'schen Palais zu Brieg (Brig; 22.08.), 11. (Taf. 14) Gefecht am Pfyner-Wald (Pfynwald; 24.08.; heute: Naturpark Pfyn-Finges, Kt. Wallis), 12. (Taf. 15) Einzug in Sitten / Sion (24. August 1861). - Fehlende Sujets: Tafel 7: Batterie Nr. 27 bei der ersten Schutzgallerie der Gotthardstrasse am 17. August; Taf. 8: Feldpredigt beim Berner Bataillon zu Andermatt am 18. August; Taf. 9: Abendrapport im Lager von Realp am 19. August. -- "Als Manövrirterrain wurde das Reußthal, der St. Gotthardstock und das Rhonethal gewählt. Die Suppositionen für die Uebung basirten im Wesentlichen auf den Kämpfen, deren Schauplatz die gleiche Gegend im Jahr 1799 gewesen." (Allg. Schweizerische Militär-Zeitung ASMZ 25, VIII. Jg. 1862, p. 196). - "Der 'Truppenzusammenzug im August 1861' ist das erste grosse Gebirgsmanöver der jungen eidgenössischen Armee. Eine Division unter dem Kommando des Genfer Obersten [Jean-] Louis Aubert erhielt den Auftrag, den ins Reusstal eingedrungenen Gegner südwärts zurückzutreiben, wobei auch die Seitentäler mit Klausen-, Surenen-, Susten-, Furka- und Nufenenpass in die Aktion einbezogen wurden. In diesen Manövern bewies sich die Leistungsfähikeit der frisch mobilisierten Milizsoldaten: Elf Biwaks wurden errichtet, mehrere Gefechtsübungen gegen den von St. Galler Scharfschützen markierten 'Feind' durchgeführt und die gesteckten Etappenziele in 12 bis 14stündigen Tagesmärschen (zum Teil über schmale Saumpfade) erreicht. Die Übungen fanden ihren Abschluss mit einem Defilee in Sion." (Aus: Gotthardmanöver anno 1861, in: http://www.1861.ch/pages/seitegotthardmanoever.htm ). - Beteiligt war u.a. mit den beiden Walliser Gebirgsbatterien 27 und 55 die noch während der Restaurationszeit 1840 gegründete Gebirgsartillerie (s. http://www.1861.ch/pages/seitegebart26.html ). Zum Einsatz kam dabei als "erstes Geschütz der schweizerischen Gebirgsartillerie" wohl die 8-pfünder-Gebirgshaubitze Ord. 1845, Kaliber 11.85 cm, ein Vorderladergeschütz mit Bronzerohr der Giesserei Golay (W. Betschmann, Artillerie I, 1980, p. 13 u. 65). "Für den Transport im Gebirge wurden 4 Tragtiere benötigt. [..] Die Lasten wurden auf die Bastsättel geladen bzw. gebunden, Gewicht eines leeren Bastsattels 29 kg." (ibid., p. 65). -- Einblick in die organisatorischen und logistischen Umstände und Probleme zu einer Zeit, in welcher die elektrische oder elektromagnetische Telekommunikation noch wenig entwickelt und verbreitet war, gibt der 'Bericht des Divisions-Kriegs-Kommissärs', d.h. des beauftragen Quartiermeisters zum 'Eidgen. Truppenzusammenzug 1861' mit dessen mannigfachen fourierdienstlichen Aufgaben: "Der dießjährige Truppenzusammenzug in den Hauptketten der schweizerischen Alpen beschäftigte in verschiedenen Epochen in vorbereitender Weise die hiezu beorderten Truppenabtheilungen und Offiziere. Der referierende Kommissär wurde durch amtliches Schreiben [..] vom 25. Februar abhin, mit der allgemeinen Verwaltung und Rechnungsführung der verschiedenen Truppenkörper beauftragt, aus denen die kleine zu den beabsichtigten Operationen später einberufene Division bestand. Seine zu dieser Zeit sich eröffnende Thätigkeit ist bei Abgang des vorliegenden Berichtes noch nicht vollständig abgeschlossen, obwohl das Wesentliche dieser Arbeit als beendigt angesehen werden darf. [..] Der Divisionskommissär erhielt zu obgenannter Zeit zur Instruktion: Erkundigungen einziehen, ob in demjenigen Theil des Gebirges, den die Truppen manövrirend betreten sollten, hinlängliche Heuvorräthe zu finden seien und auf welchem Wege dieselben am vortheilhaftesten angekauft werden können; sich umzusehen, ob auf Urnergebiet das nöthige Holz zu finden sei und gutfindenden Falls einen Kontrakt vorzuschlagen; zu prüfen, bis auf welchen Grad man auf Transportmittel rechnen könne und auf welche Art dieselben sich zu einem regelmäßigen Dienste umgestalten ließen; endlich Bericht zu erstatten über die passendste Weise, Küchengeräthe, Wolldecken und andere dergleichen Gegenstände über die Höhe des Nufenen und der Furka zu schaffen. Die bezüglich des Heues eingezogenen Erkundigungen ließen wenig Hoffnung [..]." (etc., etc.; ASMZ VII. Jahrgang, 1861, Nr. 52, 31. Dezember, p. 397 ff.) Der anonym verfasste Bericht schliesst u.a. mit dem kritischen Hinweis auf einen Umstand, "der den Kostenanschlag des Truppenzusammenzuges bedeutend erhöhte, auf denjenigen nämlich der Vergütungen, die für beschädigtes Eigentum verlangt wurden. Während im Kanton Wallis die Schätzungen, durch vorhergehende Reklamationen geregelt, sich auf eine ziemlich bescheidene Summe beliefen, scheinen dagegen im Kanton Uri unbillige Forderungen und übertriebene Schätzungen eingetreten zu sein." (VIII. Jg., 1862, Nr. 1, p. 4). -- Die grosse militärische Bedeutung, welche diesem aufwendigen Gebirgsmanöver zugemessen werden kann, geht aus der gesamten einlässlichen Berichterstattung in der ASMZ hervor, die von H. 28, 27. Juli 1861 bis H. 26., 2. Juli 1862 mit einigen Unterbrüchen während praktisch eines ganzen Jahres geleistet wurde. Darin eingeschlossen ist zudem der Bericht des schweizerischen Militärdepartements über das Jahr 1861 ("Der Glanzpunkt der Uebung [sic] bildeten die Märsche [..] und die Art und Weise, wie die Truppen die ihnen auferlegten Strapatzen ertrugen", 26/1862, p. 203). Hinzu kommt ausserdem, dass die von Oberst A. von Mandrot [i.e. Louis-Alphonse de M, Paris 1814-1882 Cormondreche] 'nach den gegenwärtig vorhandenen Materialien' im Massstab 1 : 100'000 gezeichnete 'Manöver-Karte / Carte des Manoeuvres' zu den Manöverberichten in mehreren Heften jeweils mit reproduziert wurde.

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        1862 - 1863 SMALL ARCHIVE OF ORIGINAL HANDWRITTEN CIVIL WAR LETTERS HANDWRITTEN BY A 48th REGIMENT MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER

      WENHAM MASSACHUSETTS MASS MA CAMP BANKS LOUISIANA 1862 - On offer is a small archive of 3 manuscript letters handwritten by Amos B. George, Co. A 48th Regt. Mass. Volunteers, two written in 1862 from Camp Lander in Wenham, Mass. and one written in 1863 from Camp Banks, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 5 x 8 (folded sheets), 10 pages total; with two original transmittal envelopes (postal cancel/ stamp removed from one envelope), with fine Civil War era content: [10/8/1862] ". We have got our uniforms now so that we are all ready for visitors, and I want you to be sure and come. I hope that we shall come down to Newburyport as a company, before we go, but it depends greatly on the officers.," [11/19/1862] ". We are not sure of having a furlough, although we expect it and shall probably get it. I staid four days over my [last] furlough but on account of good behavior, and the fact of its being my first offence, I escaped without punishment.," [2/18/1863] ". After being on the water thirty seven days, our Regt. landed at Baton Rouge on Wednesday Feb. 4th, two weeks ago to-day, an marching through the city to our camp-ground, which is two miles out from the river, we pitched our shelter tents. We are camped on what was the battle ground of Baton Rouge, and we have drilled day after day on ground in which the rebels who fell in that battle are buried, and this forenoon our company marched over one of the mounds, little thinking, I suppose, of the hopes which are buried in that heap of earth. Well, the soldier's life is a careless one in many respects and it is well it is so. Our Brigade is commanded by Col. Chapin of the 116th N.Y. Regt. a three years Regt. He is acting Brig-Gen. Our Brigade is the 1st in Augurs Division and is composed of the 116th N.Y. 21st Maine and 48th Mass. Reg'ts. Our Reg't has not received a cent of pay yet, but we expect to be paid off soon. Milk here is 10 cts a pint, Mollasses ditto and Apples 6 or 8 cts apiece, so you see that we cant get these little things for nothing in this country." Folds, two letters in ink and one in pencil, overall VG. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Journal of a Political Mission to Afghanistan, in 1857, Under Major (Now Colonel) Lumsden, with an Account of the Country and People.

      Smith, Elder., London. 1862 - 8 full page chromolithographs, xv + 480pp, appendix, neat ex-Parliamentary library gilt stamp at foot of spine but no other library markings. Half calf binding, marbled paper covered boards and endpapers. Errata slip present. Leather on spine darkened and somewhat crazed, endpapers, tissue guards and adjacent pages foxed, plates foxed in margin but images mainly clean. The text is particularly clean and fresh with only very occasional spots of foxing. Yakushi B115. Henry Walter Bellow describes the country and people of Afghanistan in the first part of this work and follows this with an account of mission under Major Lumsden. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Christian Banner" - Pro-Confederate Paper From Union-Occupied Fredericksburg

      Fredericksburg, Va. 1862 - Newspaper. June 11, 1862. The Christian Banner, Fredericksburg, Va., J.W. Hunnicutt, Vol. 1, Number 6. 4 pp., large folio. A fine war-date newspaper published in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Articles on the front page describe the destruction of President Jefferson Davis's Mississippi plantation, the Battle of Memphis, military actions near Richmond and an account of operations near Charleston, South Carolina. Several other articles deal with the subject of slavery. One writer remarks, "the colored population of Fredericksburg are strolling about town and seem to be perfectly happy our country is ruined and slaughtered worse than beeves all on account of the negroes! Can it be possible, that man will sacrifice their country for the negro." Excerpts"We learn that the vandals have come off their boats, and battered down and utterly destroyed the residence of Jeff. Davis, and also that of Joe Davis. Their acts of destruction and vandalism in that neighborhood were complete, leaving nothing behind but a bleak and desolate track behind them.""African Slavery. The fact can be no longer disguised; let this war result as it may, African Slavery in Virginia, is already virtually swept from her territory. If she would lay down her arms, and return to the Union, her citizens might receive some remuneration for their servants from Government""Submission . This is submission with a tyrant's rod and a vengeance. And all who were opposed to secession, have been forced to submit, because a Military despotism has been hanging over them ever since. and this is freedom-Independence!""The word submission has produced a greater terror over the Southern people, than any word in the world. Submission! Submission to what? Submission to Old Abe Lincoln? Submission to Black Republican rule what power had he [Lincoln] none whatever! If all the States had remained quietly and peacefully in the Union. Lincoln could not have inaugurated a civil war upon the South"

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        One of the first printings of Lincoln?s Emancipation Proclamation west of the Mississippi

      Original newspaper, ?The Fort Dodge Republican,? 2p, 16" x 22.5", front & verso: identical printing on each side. Fort Dodge, Iowa, October 4, 1862. One horizontal and one vertical fold, nicks, creases. Minor flaws. Very Good condition.Seven columns. Headline atop the third column: "The President's Emancipation / Proclamation," issued in Washington, D.C., September 22, 1862. The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, quoted from this 1862 proclamation, beginning: "Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:?From this newspaper, in part: ?That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then

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        LA CORTE EN SEVILLA. CRONICA DEL VIAJE DE SS. MM. Y AA. RR. A LAS PROVINCIAS ANDALUZAS EN 1862

      - Sevilla, Imp. de la Andalucía, 1862, folio holandesa, 482 págs.+2 h.+XII págs.+25 grabados

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        La grande danse macabre des hommes et des femmes. Précédée du dict des trois mors et des trois vifz, du débat du corps et de l?ame, et de la complaincte de l?ame dampnée.

      Paris, Baillieu, Libraire, 1862 - 8°, 6, 67 S., 57 Abb., Privat-OLwd (gedruckt auf Bütten), Deckel angeschmutzt, Buchblock tadellos. Vorderer u. hinterer Deckel der Broschur gelöst. Buchblock guter Zustand. Es handelt sich dabei um den Totentanz von Troyes aus dem Jahr 1486. Der Text entspricht der ersten Ausgabe, die Holzschnitte wurden mehrfach im Holzschnittverfahren reproduziert, haben aber ihren mittelalterlichen Charakter beibehalten. Gefolgt vom Gespräch der drei Lebenden mit den drei Toten. dem Gespräch des Körpers mit der Seele. 1200 gr. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ALBUM ou COLLECTION COMPLETE ET HISTORIQUE DES COSTUMES DE LA COUR DE ROME des ordres monastiques, religieux et militaires et des congrégations séculières des deux sexes, contenant 80 figures dessinées et coloriées d'après nature par G. Perugini et accompagnées d'un texte explicatif tiré du P. Hélyot. Deuxième édition.

      1862 - Paris, Ancienne Maison Silvestre, E. Camerlinck, 1862. Grand in-quarto (223 X 276) demi-chagrin rouge vif, dos cinq nerfs filetés, encadrement de triple doré dans les compartiments, titre doré, plats de toile prune chagrinée ornés d'un large encadrement de filets gras et maigre, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque) ; faux-titre, titre, (2) ff. d'introduction et table des costumes, 80 planches hors-texte, (69) ff. de notices accompagnant les planches. Quelques pertes d'or sur l'encadrement des plats qui ont été reteintés. DEUXIEME EDITION, identique à la précédente parue dix ans plus tôt. Elle contient 80 PLANCHES hors-texte lithographiées et coloriées ; elles ont été copiées sur les recueils de costumes ecclesiastiques de FERRARI et CAPPARONI. (COLAS, II, 2323) - (LIPPERHEIDE, 1825) - (VINET, 3000). BEL EXEMPLAIRE, frais. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        ARCHIVE Of SHUMAN FAMILY LETTER CORRESPONDENCE, August 1862 - September 1866.

      1862 - 1866, Divers locations: 1862 - John Shuman was a young man of 23 or so in August 1862 when he volunteered for service with the 88th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers to fight for the Union in the American Civil War. As these letters testify, he felt good about his decision, and as most men did at that time, believed that the war would be short-lived. As we know, the war lasted longer than John expected, but this Union soldier would not see the end. John fell victim to the #1 cause of death during the American Civil War Ð not gunshot, or cannon ball; neither shrapnel or saber. John died of chronic diarrhea/dysentery on August 14, 1863, in the camp hospital at Decherd Station, Tennessee. John Shuman is buried in the Stones River Battlefield National Cemetery, site 2213, with other Union dead. The letters John & his family left behind are descriptive of camp life, and in particular, the various illnesses that plagued both armies.Dec 10. '62: ". we had a hard fight the other day but our company came out safe they was seventeen wonted [sic - wounded] out of our regiment and 2 kill[ed]. Mar 30, '63: ". let you know I had all my money taken the other night . every cent I had I laid in my bed . and it was taken out from under my head ." Apr 25, '63: "I am not very well jus not for I had the ague yesterday but I am taking quinine to day to stop it." May 21, '63: " . we drawed our money the other day I drawed seventy dolars [sic] ."Jul 28, '63. John's last letter home. "I am not very well for now I have got direah very bad I am in the hospital now." John dies a little over 2 weeks later. A wonderful mss snapshot of a civil war soldier's experiences, including the very unsanitary circumstances of camp life. NB. There was some question as to the proper spelling of JohnÕs last name. In reading the handwriting, it appeared to us as Shuman. The census records have the family name as Shurman, and there are, and were, many Shurmans in Wolcottvile, Indiana, where John and his family lived. While the office responsible for removing the soldiersÕ remains from Decherd Station, Tennessee to the cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, gives his name as Shuman, the grave marker and index to the cemetery lists him as John Sherman. In History Eighty-Eights Indiana Volunteers Infantry, published in 1895, John is listed as John Shewman. In cataloging these letters, we decided on Shuman. Slight water damping to first letter, though with minimal ink blurring. Overall condition - Very Good or better. 34 autograph letters Ð 34 sheets/105.5 pp. - most with envelopes, to and from John and his family. 24 letters from John to family; 2 letters to John; 6 letters to/from Barney Shuman, JohnÕs father; and 2 letters from an Eliza Watson to Jacob Stroman (Shuman? JohnÕs brother). A complete listing of the letters in the archive, with snippets of each, available on request.

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