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        "Der Bodensee von Weissensberg". Blick auf Lindau, Bregenz, den Bodensee und das gegenüberliegende Ufer. Ansicht im Oval.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von J. Greth, 1862, 17 x 21 cm (im Oval).. Schefold 46399. - Aus Julius Greths "Der Bodensee", Heft 1, Nr. 9.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        LES GRANDS ECRIVAINS DE LA FRANCE - Mme DE SEVIGNE - 15 TOMES - DE I à XIV (II)

      HACHETTE ET CIE 1862 - RO20162129: 15 TOMES: XXIV + 335 + de 345 à 568 pages + 554 + 548 + 565 + 584 + 566 + 543 + 572 + 615 + 575 + LXXX + 288 + 532 + 621 + 224 + LXXXIV + 596 + 603 pages - manque les pages de 336 et 345 sur le TOME I - dos à 5 nerfs - plats et contre-plats jaspés - couverture d'origine conservée - petit tampon et annotation en debut d'ouvrage et dans le texte - tranches en pied et gouttière abimées - titre et tomaison dorés au dos sur piece de titre - trace et etiquette collée au dos - petite etiquette collée sur le 1er plat et en debut d'ouvrage - trace de mouillure dans et en bordure du texte. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 846-Lettres, correspondance littéraire [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das malerische und romantische Nahe-Thal und die Rhein-Nahe-Eisenbahn: Gallerie von Ansichten der schönsten Punkte aus der Nahegegend mit erläuterndem und beschreibendem Texte. Nach Orig.-Aufnahmen von C. u. F. Wießner, in Stahl gestochen. Hrsg. von R. Voigtländer.

      Kreuznach: Voigtländer, 1862.. IV, 72 S., Abb., 27 cm. Leinen mit goldgeprägt. Titel. Selten! Erstauflage! Im Unterschied zu den wenigen Exemplaren im Handel, die in braunes Leinen gebunden sind, ist der Einband des vorlieg. Exemplares grün! - Einband leicht berieben. Ecken etwas bestoßen. Vord. flieg. Bl. erneuert. Innen fleckig. Bilder sind sehr gut, durch "Hemdchen" geschützt.

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        Robert O'Hara Burke and the Exploring Expedition of 1860

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1862. Octavo, with title-page vignette, a folding map and 16 pp. advertisements at rear; some foxing particularly to map which has a tear along one of the folds, extremities rubbed, but a fine copy in the original green cloth. An important record of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition. This is the only edition of the one substantial contemporary publication of Burke's own journals. Australian history views the explorers in a different light: as part of a long tradition of celebrating noble failure, Burke and Wills have become national heroes. The work also includes Brahe's journal, Howitt's diary and the Report of the Royal Commission, and thus provides a complete overview of the entire expedition and its aftermath. Jackson, who knew Burke, was an officer in the same regiment as his father, and published this account in memory of Burke and dedicated it to Burke's sister Hester 'whose name was the last utterance from the lips of her loved and gallant brother'.

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        Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc. Embraced in Fifty Quarto Maps, Forming a Series of Eighty Maps and Plans, Together with Valuable Statistical Tables

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        SPECIAL ORDERS No. 192. HEADQUARTERS, STATE FORCES, SAVANNAH, APRIL 10th, 1862

      Savannah. April 10, 1862.. Broadside, 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. One horizontal fold. Browned and spotted, else very good. An interesting and unrecorded Confederate imprint from the state army of Georgia, dated the first day of the Battle of Fort Pulaski, April 10, 1862. The order, signed in print by Major General Henry Rootes Jackson, forbids entry into Savannah without a newly issued passport signed or endorsed by Major John O. Ferrill. Possibly, the state forces of Georgia were attempting to curtail travel to and from Savannah in anticipation of the skirmish, which ultimately resulted in a Union victory that effectively closed Savannah as a port city. Not in Parrish & Willingham, and no copies located in OCLC.

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        Robert O'Hara Burke and the Exploring Expedition of 1860

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1862. Octavo, with title-page vignette, a folding map and advertisements; a few marks but a fine, largely unopened, copy in the original green cloth; "MHC" shelfmark in pencil to front endpaper. An important record of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition, this is the only edition of the one substantial contemporary publication of Burke's own journals. Jackson knew Burke, was an officer in the same regiment as his father, and published this account in memory of Burke and dedicated it to Burke's sister Hester "whose name was the last utterance from the lips of her loved and gallant brother". This copy was once in the famous library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, the most omnivorous of book-collectors. His nineteenth-century books, largely unread and even sometimes as here literally unopened, are often still in remarkable condition.

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        British Conchology or an Account of the Mollusca Which Now Inhabit the British Isles and the Surrounding Seas - Volumes 1-5 Complete

      London: John Van Voorst, 1862. Volumes one to five collated and complete. Each volume has a colour frontis plate and eight monotone plates. Volume five has in addition 102 supplementary plates in monotone. Publishers original cloth, rebacked with original spines relaid. Armorial bookplate of George Henry Parke to front pastedowns. This set is ex libris A.A.Allen with his informed and useful marginalia notes. A good set with provenance.. First Edition. Publishers Original Cloth. Very Good. 200x130mm.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      This New York banker and merchant was a cousin and business partner of New York governor Edwin D. Morgan and brother-in-law of Gideon Welles, Lincoln's secretary of the navy -- which latter got him into all kinds of trouble when Welles appointed him as Navy purchasing agent to help the government acquire useable boats that actually floated. One writer noted, "Faced early in the war with the stupendous challenge of creating an effective navy and blockading force virtually out of nothing, Welles soon found that the government naval purchasing agents, in collusion with a number of venal New England politicians and congressmen, among them the vice president and the chairman of the Senate Naval Committee on Naval Affairs, John P. Hale, were profiteering on a lot of virtually useless old hulks that they were foisting off on the government. Welles had dismissed them all and appointed his own brother-in-law, George D. Morgan, a New York merchant-banker, sole agent for the department. Despite Morgan's honesty, reliability, and a commission rate much lower than that of the venal government agents, Leslie's (22 March 1862), in a cartoon showing Welles seated at a lavish dinner given by his brother-in-law, accused Morgan of using his influence to live in luxury at government expense." British novelist Anthony Trollope took an equally dim view of Morgan in his famed book "North America": "...we come to the case of Mr. George D. Morgan, brother-in-law of Mr. Welles, the Secretary of the Navy. I have spoken of this gentleman before, and of his singular prosperity. He amassed a large fortune in five months, as a government agent for the purchase of vessels, he having been a wholesale grocer by trade. This gentleman had had no experience whatsoever with reference to ships. It is shown by the evidence that he had none of the requisite knowledge, and that there were special servants of the government in New York at that time, sent there specially for such services as these, who were in every way trustworthy, and who had the requisite knowledge. Yet Mr. Morgan was placed in this position by his brother-in-law, the Secretary of the Navy, and in that capacity made about 20,000l. in five months, all of which was paid by the government, as is well shown to have been the fact in the report before me. One result of such a mode of agency is given; one other result, I mean, besides the 20,000l. put into the pocket of the brother of the Secretary of the Navy. A ship called the 'Stars and Stripes' was bought by Mr. Morgan for 11,000l., which had been built some months before for 7000l. This vessel was bought from a company which was blessed with a president. The president made the bargain with the government agent, but insisted on keeping back from his own company 2000l. out of the 11,000l. for expenses incident to the purchase. The company did not like being mulcted of its prey, and growled heavily; but their president declared that such bargains were not got at Washington for nothing. Members of Congress had to be paid to assist in such things. At least he could not reduce his little private bill for such assistance below 1600l. He had, he said, positively paid out so much to those venal members of Congress, and had made nothing for himself to compensate him for his own exertions. When this president came to be examined, he admitted that he had really made no payments to members of Congress. His own capacity had been so great that no such assistance had been found necessary. But he justified his charge on the ground that the sum taken by him was no more than the company might have expected him to lay out on members of Congress, or on ex-members who are specially mentioned, had he not himself carried on the business with such consummate discretion! It seems to me that the members or ex- members of Congress were shamefully robbed in this matter.... The report deals manfully with Mr. Morgan, showing that for five months' work--which work he did not do and did not know how to do-- he received as large a sum as the President's salary for the whole Presidential term of four years. So much better is it to be an agent of government than simply an officer! And the committee adds, that they 'do not find in this transaction the less to censure in the fact that this arrangement between the Secretary of the Navy and Mr. Morgan was one between brothers-in-law.' After that who will believe that Mr. Morgan had the whole of that 20,000l. for himself? And yet Mr. Welles still remains Secretary of the Navy, and has justified the whole transaction in an explanation admitting everything, and which is considered by his friends to be an able State paper. 'It behoves a man to be smart, sir.' Mr. Morgan and Secretary Welles will no doubt be considered by their own party to have done their duty well as high-trading public functionaries. The faults of Mr. Morgan and of Secretary Welles are nothing to us in England; but the light in which such faults may be regarded by the American people is much to us...." A Congressional committee investigated and found the profiteering charges made against Morgan inflated and unfounded. ALS, 1p, 7¼" X 9", New York, NY, 1861 December 27. Addressed to "Sir" [Gideon Welles]. Near fine. Writing at the peak of the supposed scandal, Morgan sums up his case: "What I do with Congress ought to be done very promptly and I am writing to adopt that mode, and if so it had better come from me without your request or hardly knowledge... I think it is best to consult the President & Chase at least first showing them my Letter and then advise me at once. -- Many persons here not merchants say that on account of our connection I should have received less than the usual amount. The world at large will say generally it is too large on reading the Congressional report. I mention these things to place all before you." Switching topics, Morgan then comments: "Do not let the Mason Slidell affair place you in opposition to the President. The general feeling here is to do almost anything rather than fight England now." (This last observation is quoted in the standard Welles biography, Richard S. West Jr.'s 1943 "Gideon Welles: Lincoln's Navy Department.") On December 31st Welles wrote Morgan that he had indeed shown Lincoln his (Morgan's) letter. Offered here is this very letter shown by Welles to Lincoln. Welles submitted a report to Congress on January 14, 1862, exonerating Morgan and proving that Morgan's fees were not $95,000 and that through shrewd bargaining he had saved the government a considerable amount of money. An unusual letter with a fascinating history behind it.

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        Eigenhänd. Telegrammentwurf mit Unterschrift, 1 Seite (Bleistift), quer-8, ohne Ort und Datum.

      . An Baronin Malsen in Staad. "... Innigen Dank [für] Telegramm / habe Mama nachtelegrafiert / Brief noch nicht da[.] Herzlichste / Grüsse / Zita.". "Mama": Maria Antonia von Braganza (1862-1959), heiratete 1884 auf Schloss Fischhorn (Salzburg) den letzten regierenden Herzog von Parma, Robert. - Oben und unten unregelmäßig beschnitten, Faltspuren.

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        Ravenshoe

      Cambridge: Macmillan, 1862. Three volumes, octavo; uncut in the original morocco-grain blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, expertly rebacked retaining original spines; a very good copy. Rare: first edition of Kingsley's second novel, written on his return to England. 'The romantic story of an old English family, affected by mixed marriages and consequent social and ecclesiastical problems… Some Australian references occur, including a simile from Australian mining, the Snowy River and other features, as well as discussions of a missionary from Australia and motives for emigration which probably indicated Kingsley's own' (Miller).

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

      1862. Very Good. <p>Saward, George. A.L.s. to Latimer Clark. Camberwell, "May Day," 1862. 4pp. 157 x 100 mm. Small holes punched in upper margin, traces of mounting present. Provenance: Latimer Clark.</p><p>Saward was a founding member of Cyrus Field&#39;s Atlantic Telegraph Company, serving as the firm&#39;s secretary. His letter discusses the company&#39;s attempts to obtain financing for its second Atlantic cable venture, which took place in June 1865. Also mentioned is a growing rift between Charles Tilston Bright, another of the company&#39;s founding members, and the company&#39;s board of directors: </p><p>"As regards the Atlantic we are struggling and plunging to get free from our impecuniosity but at present with no great advance. We are still however hopeful that in one way or other we may succeed. . . .</p><p>"I ought not however to conceal from you that the warm & perhaps under all circumstances not unnatural, hostility of Sir Charles to our Board and the corresponding feeling of dislike on the part of some members of it come in unfortunately at this particular juncture, not as I trust to create any prejudice as against yourself but to render your own personal explanations and assurances very desirable toward the accomplishment of your views.</p><p>"It is feared that the influence & representations of Sir Charles have much retarded our progress with Government-if not so acted upon them as to cause the refusal of our permanent guarantee without which our hope of success is very much diminished.</p><p>"I mention all this in great sorrow as the severance of the connection between Bright & our company has been to some extent also the severance of a close and warm friendship between him and me. . . ." Origins of Cyberspace 191.</p>

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        Autograph letter signed to Charles Tilston Bright

      London, 1862. <p>Airy, George Biddell (1801-92). A.L.s. to Charles Tilston Bright. London, August 15, 1862. 4pp. 188 x 119 mm. Provenance: Latimer Clark.</p><p>Airy served as Great Britain&#39;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&#39;s letter to Bright, a founding member of Cyrus Field&#39;s Atlantic Telegraph Company, expresses his gratitude for the opportunity:</p><p>"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.</p><p>"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&#39;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. . . ."</p><p>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.</p>

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        Extremely rare doubly-signed presidential Lincoln ALS & ANS ordering the appointment <I>?at once?</I> of an 1861 Harvard Law School graduate who was wounded at Gaines? Mill and who personally told the President he <I>?wishes to be a Quarter-Master...?</I>

      Displayable Autograph Letter Signed ?A. Lincoln? as President, October 9, 1862, and Autograph Note Signed ?A. Lincoln? as President, October 10, 1862, on first and fourth pages of 5? x 8? Executive Mansion stationery, two conjoined sheets. Overall size, 10? x 8?. Docketed on verso with faint show-through. Light smudging on Meigs? note only. Fine condition.In full, ?Washington, October 9, 1862. Quarter-Master General [Montgomery C. Meigs] My Dear Sir: The bearer of this, Elbridge Meconkey, was on Gen. Mc.Call?s staff, and was wounded at Gaine?s Mill. He now wishes to be a Quarter-Master; and I would like to appoint him, if another Q.M. is now needed. Please answer. Yours truly A. Lincoln.?On the fourth page, Gen. Meig?s returns the letter to the President. In full, ?Respectfully returned to the President of the United States. This Department has now calls for details of Quarter-Masters of Volunteers which it cannot supply, & the Quarter master General will gladly

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        A Handbook for Colonists in Tropical Australia . By George Windsor Earl... Formerly Commissioner of Crown Lands at Port Essington

      Singapore: printed for the editor, at Pinang, by Matthew Gregory Sr, 1862. Octavo, four plates (three folding) printed on paperstock that has browned uniformly; an excellent copy, the original blue printed wrappers bound in, early French owner&#39;s note to front wrapper slightly clipped, later quarter calf, some wear at head of spine to joints. By a Northern Territory first fleeter, published in Singapore. The north coast of Australia: a proposal for settlement in remote northern Australia, written by a pioneer of the region and veteran of the Port Essington settlement of 1838 under Sir James Bremer, and published in Singapore. This detailed account covers the entire north coast of Australia from Victoria River in the west to Carpentaria and the northeast coast as far down as the Fitzroy River (near present-day Rockhampton). George Windsor Earl (?1813-1865) was an important figure in the repeated attempts to settle the north coasts of Australia. As early as 1830 he is reported to have visited the new Swan River colony as a settler, but he had long-harboured plans for establishing a settlement on the north coast of Australia. By 1835, having returned to London, he had recruited the support of the Asiatic Society and the Royal Geographical Society in just such a venture, with the result that the Alligator and the Britomart were dispatched to Port Essington under the command of Sir James Bremer as part of the North Australia Expedition of 1838. Earl joined the expedition as "linguist" and Commissioner of Crown Lands for Port Essington, and over the ensuing decade spent a great deal of time in Port Essington and also Sydney. Due to poor health he retired to Singapore and died attempting the return voyage to England in 1865. Earl issued this work, as he noted in his introduction, at a time when &#39;the stock stations of the Queensland colonists having extended northward nearly to the parallel of the head of the Gulf of Carpentaria, while a movement has taken place which looks like a general advance along the whole line of southern colonies into the Tropical Region.&#39; The charts included in this edition were engraved by T. Black in Calcutta, and are of particular interest for Earl&#39;s interesting theories and notes on prevailing winds and currents: work which would duly be recognised by both Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace. Ferguson knew only two copies (his own collection and the Mitchell Library) and recognised the real rarity of this exotic Singapore imprint: &#39;A very rare work owing to its being printed and issued in the Straits Settlement. The introduction is dated from Province Wellesley, January 8, 1863.&#39;.

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        Rare Lincoln appointment as Major of a future General who later witnessed his assassination, was at his deathbed, and, is said to have placed coins on the President?s eyes after he died

      Partly Printed Document Signed ?Abraham Lincoln? as President, 1p, 15.5? x 19.5?. Countersigned ?Edwin M. Stanton? as Secretary of War. On parchment. Washington, July 18, 1862. Completed in manuscript. Military vignettes at top center and across the bottom. Light folds, two tiny pinholes at upper folds. Minor flaws. Bold signature of Lincoln above the fold. Embossed blue paper seal at top left beneath signature ?L. Thomas? as Adjutant General recording the appointment.On February 21, 1868, President Andrew Johnson ordered Lorenzo Thomas (1804-1875) to replace Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869) in his cabinet as Secretary of War ad interim. Thomas personally delivered the President?s dismissal notice to Stanton, but the Secretary refused to accept its legitimacy or to vacate the premises. On February 24, 1868, the House impeached the President for intentionally violating the Tenure of Office Act, passed in 1867 over his veto, concerning Senate approval for the fi

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        WINE AND WINE COUNTRIES: A Record and Manual for Wine Merchants and Wine Consumers.

      London, Hamilton, Adams, & Co., 1862.FIRST EDITION 1862, 8vo, approximately 170 x 105 mm, 6½ x 4 inches, pages: (2), xiv, 365 including index, complete with half - title, folding chart at rear: "Consumption of Wine 1791 - June 30, 1861", bound in the original publisher's green morocco grained blind stamped cloth, spine lettered gilt, small gilt bunch of grapes motif beneath author's name, gilt pattern at top and bottom of spine, pale yellow endpapers. Spine darkened, very slight wear to head and tail of spine, top edges dusty, front inner paper hinge partly split and neatly reglued, neat pencil name on front pastedown. A very good clean tight copy. The book covers early English vineyards, a wide variety of European wines, Champagne and wines of Australia, wine as remedy, adulteration, wine drinking. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 280 G39250. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Fly Case, Containing Flies for the Season, and Extracts from the Fly- Fisher's Entomology, by Alfred Ronalds [Fly Wallet]

      London: Sold by Eaton & Deller, 6 & 7, Crooked Lane, London Bridge. Printed by J. Draper, 5 and 6, Little Tower Street, E.C, [ca. 1862] - (RONALDS, ALFRED) 8vo. [2] blank leaves, [28] pp. ([1] title page, [2]- [27] descriptive text, [28] advert), [1] blank leaf. Vellum leaves printed rectos only, folded and stitched with black thread at top, center, and bottom to form pages; interleaved with felt mounting leaves stitched onto vellum stubs. Bound in contemporary morocco box wallet, rubbed but sound, with remnants of a cloth tie. A beautiful and unusual item. Not in Westwood & Satchell (cf. p. 178 for sxth ed. of Ronalds, 1862) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ulysses S. Grant enthusiastically endorses a 15 day leave for the Commissary of the Army of Tennessee

      Autograph Endorsement Signed "U.S. Grant Maj. Gen." on the docket of the integral leaf, 1 page, 10" x 8", Columbus [Kentucky], October 31, 1862. Letter signed by Captain John C. Cox and addressed to Grant requesting a leave of absence. Fold separations repaired, minor marginal wear and chips, else very good. Grant, obviously cognizant that an army marches on its stomach (thus the value of a good commissary), endorses John C. Cox's request for a fifteen day leave of absence, writing a glowing endorsement: "Approved and respectfully forwarded to Head Quarters of the Army. Capt. Cox has been a most faithful and efficient officer in the discharge of his duties as C.S. [ie. Commissary] and I would be pleased to see this favor granted him." Several days later, Major General Halleck approves the leave (endorsed by one of his adjutants) and then by Assistant Adjutant General E. D. Townsend on November 8, 1862. John Cooke Cox (1817-1872) enlisted as a captain in the Commis

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        Anglo-Indian Domestic Life. A Letter from An Artist in India to His Mother in England. By the Author of "Rural Life in Bengal" Second Edition - revised and enlarged.

      Calcutta: Thacker & Co., 1862 - Octavo. Original royal blue sand-grained cloth, rebacked with blind spine, title gilt to the upper board in a rustic roundel, and in blind to the lower board. Slightly rubbed and a little worn at the extremities, remains a very good copy. Tinted lithographic frontispiece, numerous engraved illustrative vignettes to the text. First published in the same year. The way of life of the Englishman in India in the mid-nineteenth century, from his discomforts to his luxuries, and his habits and customs; " a glimpse of the domestic aspects of living in Calcutta from his personal experiences. Accompanying the text are nearly 200 sketches which greatly enhance his work. Grant's description could be said to answer those questions one dared not ask about cockroaches and lizards in the bungalow, the bathing room and its proper use, and the correct roll and roles of the servants. domestic details regarding the cooling of wine, water sources, and when to use cow, buffalo or goat's milk are addressed " (Riddick) Riddick 114

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

      circa, Sydney & Melbourne 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L&#39;Universel illustrations contemporaines

      Paris, Morizot libraire-éditeur, 1862-1864, 1862. Percaline violette de l&#39;éditeur, dos lisse, titre doré, premier plat orné d&#39;un médaillon central doré, encadré d&#39;un filet à froid et de motifs estampés en écoinçons, tranches dorées.. 27/37,5 cm., 5 vols. 416PP., 416PP., 414PP., 450PP., 414PP.. Bel et rare ensemble des cinq premiers numéros de cette revue hebdomadaire abondament illustrée de gravures par les meilleurs artistes du temps, Gavarni, Bertall, Cham, Gustave Doré, Marcelin, Haffner, Darjou, Sargent, Théron, Gripp, Leloir et bien d&#39;autres ont apporté leur talent pour la réalisation belles gravures souvent à pleine-page, quelques-une en double-page. Créé en Avril 1862 par Félix Morizot, l&#39;Universel se présente comme une tentative de concurrence à l&#39;Illustration avec une orientation internationale, chaque fascicule comprend 16 pages, il est abondamment illustré, le papier employé est de bonne qualité pour l&#39;époque et à plutôt bien vieilli. Malheureusement la publication est éphémère, le dernier numéro verra le jour en 1865 la collection complète se compose donc de 7 volumes. Nos exemplaires sont présentés dans la belle reliure éditeur, l&#39;état est très satisfaisant, pas de rousseurs ni manque, seul le mors recto du T1 est fendu sur 5 cm.

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        A STRANGE STORY. By the Author of "Rienzi," "My Novel," etc. etc. etc. In Two Volumes

      London: Samson Low, Son, & Co, 47 Ludgate Hill., 1862.. First British Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good. First British edition. Two volumes in one. Octavo, two volumes bound together in half green calf over finely pebbled green cloth boards, the spine with five raised bands and titled in gilt on a red leather label, marbled endpapers and page edges. 353 + 384 pp, half title leaf in volume one, none in volume two, as issued; no publishers catalogue at rear of volume two (likely excised by the binder). Sampson Low&#39;s edition was preceded by a two-volume Continental edition published by Tauchnitz in 1861. Ink name on verso of front free marbled endpaper, dated Dublin, 1862, showing the binding to be contemporary with the publication date. Light rubbing to edges of binding, spine panel a trifle tanned; a very good copy, internally quite fresh. ¶ An extremely important novel of black magic and the supernatural, encompassing ceremonial magic, alchemy and the distillation of the elixir of life. Bulwer-Lytton was a student of occultism and attended magical conjurations performed by Eliphas Levi, A STRANGE STORY is based in part on Levi&#39;s work. The character of Margrave is considered to be the first practicing black magician in modern literature.

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        FILOLOGIA, PROYECTO DE UNA LENGUA UNIVERSAL+DICCIONARIO+APENDICE

      . Zustand: Muy Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1862. 23x15. Tercera edicion. Holandesa con puntas. XVI+180Pag+XXXIX+166Pag. Contiene el proyecto, el diccionario de la lengua universal con un resumen de la gramatica (Pag XXXIII), el quadro sinoptico del diccionario y apendices. Rarissimo ejemplar. Ref 13 Biblioteca A.

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        Technologisch Woordenboek,.

      of volledige handleiding voor alle takken van fabriekwezen en volksnijverheid. 3 vols, Gouda, by G.B.van Goor, 1862. 2280 pp. With 1500 engr.plts.

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        Dictionnaire d'hygiène publique et de salubrité ou répertoire de toutes les questions relatives à la santé publique, considérées dans leurs rapports avec les subsistances, les épidémies, les professions, les établissements et institutions d'hygiène et de salubrité, complété par le texte des lois, décrets, arrêtés, ordonnances et instructions qui s'y rattachent.

      Paris, Baillière et fils, 1862 - Paris, Baillière et fils, 1862 ; 4 vol. in-8, demi-basane noire de l'époque, dos à nerfs orné, auteur, titre et tomaison dorés, exemplaire en excellent état, d'une grande fraîcheur. Seconde édition, corrigée et très augmentée, constituant selon les mots mêmes de Tardieu un "livre nouveau". L'édition originale (en 3 volumes) a paru en 1852-54. Cet ouvrage est à la fois exhaustif et riche en données personnelles et novatrices. Il est présenté sous la forme d'un dictionnaire encyclopédique. Chaque article est suivi d'une bibliographie. A la fois clair et concis, cet ouvrage est plaisant à lire. Non seulement Tardieu traite complètement et fidèlement tous les sujets relevant de l'hygiène publique, mais signale, quand il le faut, les erreurs à combattre et les réformes à entreprendre. Ambroise Auguste Tardieu (1818-1879) fut professeur de médecine légale à la Faculté de médecine de Paris et président du comité consultatif de l'hygiène publique. Cf. A. La Berge, Mission and Method, 26, 283, 321 : "in the 1850s hygienists like Ambroise Tardieu and Maxime Vernois attempted to systematize the body of doctrine of public hygiene. The most important such work was Tardieu's three-volume Dictionnaire de l¿hygiène publique, first published in 1854, with a second edition appearing in 1862."; J. Labbé , Ambroise Tardieu: the man and his work on child maltreatment a century before Kempe. Child Abuse Negl. 2005, 29, 311-24 : "Ambroise Tardieu was an outstanding French forensic physician of the 19th century. A century before American physicians discovered child abuse as a pediatric and public health problem, Tardieu studied and described almost all forms of child maltreatment. In his 'Dictionnaire d'hygiene et de salubrité' (Dictionary of hygiene and salubrity, 1862), a classical textbook on public health, Tardieu described the terrible working conditions of children in factories and mines. He also reported the ill consequences of these conditions on the children's physical and mental health." ; R. Sand, The advance to social medicine, p.289 : "Tardieu's Dictionnaire gave considerable importance to industrial hygiene." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Summer Tour in The Grisons and Italian Valleys of The Bernina

      London Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts 1862. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover rubbed and bumped. Spine rubbed at joints. Crack to inner hinge. New rear ep. Tears to maps but with no impact on illustrations. Book-plate on paste-down of Priscilla Lowther and details of a previous owner on recto of frontispiece plate. Contents tight First Edition Green gilt hardback cloth cover 200mm x 130mm (8" x 5"). 292pp. Tissue guarded 4 tinted lithographed plates and two folding coloured maps.

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        Collection of Eight Civil War Letters - 23rd Wisconsin Infantry - Kentucky, Yazoo City, Vicksburg, New Orleans, Mobile, and Texas

      Manuscript Letters, 1862. Letter. Very Good. Letter. Collection of eight Civil War letters from Robert B. Crandall to his sister, Kittie, in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The letters document Crandall&#39;s service in the 23rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry from 1862 to 1865. Originally a First Sergeant, Crandall was promoted to First Lieutenant by the war&#39;s end. The 23rd served in the western theater and participated in the occupation of Kentucky, the Yazoo Expedition, the Siege of Vicksburg, the occupation of New Orleans, the Battle of Bayou Bourbeau, the Reconnaissance of the Matagorda Peninsula, the Battle of Sabine Crossroads, the occupation of Arkansas, and the capture and occupation of Mobile, Alabama. These letters include a very personal and detailed recounting of the 23rd&#39;s action at the Battle of Bayou Bourbeau. Similar detailed summaries of the Matagorda Reconnaissance and the capture of the entire 19th Kentucky Infantry Regiment during General Banks&#39; failed Red River Campaign are also included. The letters additionally record a number of fascinating vignettes such as destroying railroads and capturing property in route from Kentucky to Vicksburg, General Grant&#39;s near fatal injury while horseracing General Banks during a review in New Orleans, and "taking negroes" from the southern states into the Union Army. There is also much discussion of life in camp and home, as well as Crandall&#39;s desires to remain on active duty after the end of the war. Overall a very nice collection of letters detailing a number of less well known battles and campaigns. Partial transcripts of the letters are included.

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        Schweizer Gebirgslandschaft mit Hütte hoch auf einem Felsen und einem Gebirgsbach, über den ein Steg führt, den zwei Wanderer überqueren.

      . Schwarze Kreide, braun laviert, auf Bütten, rechts unten mit dem braunen Pinsel gemalte Signatur "Schüz", auf Sammlungsuntersatz des 18. Jahrhunderts montiert. 25,3:34,5 cm. Literatur: Ph. F. Gwinner, Kunst und Künstler in Frankfurt am Main... Frankfurt am Main, J. Baer, 1862, p. 313ff.. Nach Gwinner, p. 315, sind ausgeführte Zeichnungen von Franz Schütz, einem ausgesprochenen "Originalgenie" der Sturm- und Drangzeit, selten. Seine Schweizer Zeichnungen, während oder nach der Reise durch die Schweiz nach Mailand, in Begleitung seines Gönners Gedeon Burckhard, und zwar u. a. diejenigen nach dem Besuch Mailands, sind hervorragende Zeugnisse für die Entwicklung der deutschen Landschaftskunst gegen Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts, weg von der Ideallandschaft und den bereits realistischen niederländischen Vorbildern hin zu einer rein naturnahen Wiedergabe. (Vgl. dazu die bekannten 6 Aschaffenburger Ansichten des Ferdinand Kobell von 1786). Unter dem Eindruck der gewaltigen Schweizer Gebirgslandschaft und der Mailänder Gemäldesammlungen, muß sich Schütz vollends von der hergebrachten Darstellungsweise befreit haben, so daß er nun in der Lage war, die vorgefundene Natur adäquat und zum Teil völlig spontan zu charakterisieren, was ihn letzten Endes über die Kunst seines berühmten Vaters hätte weit hinausführen müssen, wenn er länger gelebt hätte.

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        Went to Kansas Being a Thrilling Account of an Ill-Fated Expedition to that Fairy Land, and its Sad Results; Together with a Sketch of the Life of the Author, and How the World Goes with Her

      Watertown: L. Ingalls & Co, 1862. Book. Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Being a Thrilling Account of an Ill-Fated Expedition to That Fairy Land and Its Sad Results Together With a Sketch of the Life of the Author, and How the World Goes With Her. Stain size of a penny on lower right corner of first three pages. Weak front indide hinge..

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

      London: Saunders, Otley, 1862. <p>Owen, Richard (1804-92). On the extent and aims of a national museum of natural history. 8vo. [4], 126pp. 2 folding plates. London: Saunders, Otley & Co., 1862. 222 x 142 mm. Original plum cloth, a little worn, inner hinges cracking. Light toning, but very good. Presentation copy, inscribed by Owen on the verso of the front free endpaper: "The Marquis of Ripon, K.G. with the Author&#39;s respects."</p><p>First Edition. Owen was the prime mover behind the construction of the Natural History Museum, a project that occupied him for over two decades. After his appointment as superintendent of the Natural History department of the British Museum in 1856, dissatisfied with the cramped and disorganized confines of the existing British Museum (located in Bloomsbury), Owen began lobbying for a "separate but unified national museum of natural history . . . to represent the three kingdoms of nature" (Rupke, p. 34), to be housed in a building spacious enough to display even the largest specimens of both living and fossil species. The project did not really get off the ground until October 1861, when Owen</p><p>"manipulated future Prime Minster Gladstone into the opinion that the current exhibition facilities for the Natural History Department of the British Museum were inadequate for their task. Owen cultivated Gladstone&#39;s support in order to bring the issue before Parliament once the Trustees of the British Museum fell into agreement with his extravagant plans for building not just more display space, but an entirely new building to house the natural history collection (Johnson-Roehr, "The Natural History Museum-London" [internet reference]).</p><p>After much heated debate, Owen&#39;s plan was approved and the South Kensington museum, designed by Albert Waterhouse, began construction in 1873. The building was completed by late 1879, and the museum opened its doors to the public in 1881. The social and cultural impact of Owen&#39;s Natural History Museum cannot be overestimated: Bill Bryson, in his Short History of Nearly Everything (2003), has stated that "by making the Natural History Museum an institution for everyone, Owen transformed our expectations of what museums are for" (p. 81).</p><p>Owen&#39;s On the Extent and Aims of a National Museum of Natural History, containing the text of his lecture delivered before the Royal Institution in April 1861, was part of his long campaign to obtain political backing for the South Kensington Museum. Owen presented this copy of the work to the George Frederick Samuel Robinson, first Marquess of Ripon, a prominent Liberal politician who held several influential posts during Gladstone&#39;s two terms as Prime Minister. The presentation was made in 1869 or afterwards, since Robinson was not made Knight of the Garter (K.G.) until that year. Wikipedia for Robinson. </p>

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        Collection of Eight Civil War Letters - 23rd Wisconsin Infantry - Kentucky, Yazoo City, Vicksburg, New Orleans, Mobile, and Texas

      Manuscript Letters, 1862. Letter. Very Good. Letter. Collection of eight Civil War letters from Robert B. Crandall to his sister, Kittie, in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The letters document Crandall&#39;s service in the 23rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry from 1862 to 1865. Originally a First Sergeant, Crandall was promoted to First Lieutenant by the war&#39;s end. The 23rd served in the western theater and participated in the occupation of Kentucky, the Yazoo Expedition, the Siege of Vicksburg, the occupation of New Orleans, the Battle of Bayou Bourbeau, the Reconnaissance of the Matagorda Peninsula, the Battle of Sabine Crossroads, the occupation of Arkansas, and the capture and occupation of Mobile, Alabama. These letters include a very personal and detailed recounting of the 23rd&#39;s action at the Battle of Bayou Bourbeau. Similar detailed summaries of the Matagorda Reconnaissance and the capture of the entire 19th Kentucky Infantry Regiment during General Banks&#39; failed Red River Campaign are also included. The letters additionally record a number of fascinating vignettes such as destroying railroads and capturing property in route from Kentucky to Vicksburg, General Grant&#39;s near fatal injury while horseracing General Banks during a review in New Orleans, and "taking negroes" from the southern states into the Union Army. There is also much discussion of life in camp and home, as well as Crandall&#39;s desires to remain on active duty after the end of the war. Overall a very nice collection of letters detailing a number of less well known battles and campaigns. Partial transcripts of the letters are included.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ( 8 Volumes in Fine Bindings )

      London: John Murray, 1862. Complete in 8 volumes. Portrait frontis, 6 folding maps of which 5 are coloured. Books measure 8 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches.Bound in full period calf, raised bands, elaborate gilt tooling, full gilt edges, marble endpapers, gilt crest on top board of each volume. Calf very light rubbed, very minor fading or marking. All bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, volume 1 has inscription on free endpaper, &#39;&#39; W. a. Meek Greek Prose ( Hope ) Prize Harrow July 1867, each of the other volumes have the same name inscribed on free endpaper. Pages and maps in very good clean bright condition throughout. A very nice clean set, in near fine bindings. . Full Leather. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

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        Hand-Atlas der Erde und des Himmels in siebzig Blättern.

      Weimar, Geographisches Institut, o. J. (1862). Zweiundvierzigste (42.) Auflage. Brauner Original-Halblederband im Format 60 x 40 cm. Gewicht: Ca. 8 kg. Monumentaler Welt- und Himmels-Atlas mit 70 gestochenen grenzkolorierten Karten im Format 70 x 58 cm (doppelblattgroß), darunter eine mehrfach gefaltete General-Karte von Deutschland und der Schweiz im Format 125 x 121 cm.. Buchrücken fehlend, Deckel lose; der Buchblock überwiegend kompakt, vorn und hinten wenige Karten gelockert bzw. lose. Die Karten größtenteils in gutem bis sehr gutem Zustand, wenige vordere und hintere Karten mit Randläsionen bzw. Falzrissen; Karten überwiegend sauber, allenfalls partiell leicht randfleckig. Karten vollständig vorhanden. In toto restaurierungsbedürftiges Exemplar mit überwiegend gut erhaltenem Kartenwerk. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Journal of Landsborough&#39;s Expedition from Carpentaria , in Search of Burke and Wills

      Melbourne: Wilson and Mackinnon, 1862. Octavo, with a lithographic portrait frontispiece and large folding map measuring 656 x 794 mm. (expertly repaired and laid down); a very good copy in handsome half crushed morocco by Sangorski with gilt lettering and raised bands. The first public printing of Landsborough&#39;s journals from the Burke and Wills relief expedition, featuring a splendid large map of the Australian continent marked with the routes of all major inland exploration attempts. Although Landsborough was not successful in locating traces of the forlorn Burke and Wills expedition, he had a keen eye for good pastoral land. Indeed, prior to the formation of the Queensland relief expedition in 1861, Landsborough had been professionally employed in exploring and surveying the remote interior for private grazing interests. This training is reflected in his journal, and &#39;Landsborough&#39;s discovery of good pastoral land on his more extensive expeditions created greater contemporary interest and his journals were quickly made available to the public&#39; (Australian Rare Books p.241). When Landsborough fell out with Frederick Walker, leader of the other Queensland relief expedition (and by many accounts a thoroughly unsavoury character), he proceeded south from the Gulf of Carpentaria to Cooper&#39;s Creek. Accordingly, his journal records much of the territory encountered by Burke and Wills on their tragic journey northward.

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        Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria , in Search of Burke and Wills

      Wilson and Mackinnon, Melbourne 1862 - Octavo, with a lithographic portrait frontispiece and large folding map measuring 656 x 794 mm. (expertly repaired and laid down); a very good copy in handsome half crushed morocco by Sangorski with gilt lettering and raised bands. The first public printing of Landsborough's journals from the Burke and Wills relief expedition, featuring a splendid large map of the Australian continent marked with the routes of all major inland exploration attempts. Although Landsborough was not successful in locating traces of the forlorn Burke and Wills expedition, he had a keen eye for good pastoral land. Indeed, prior to the formation of the Queensland relief expedition in 1861, Landsborough had been professionally employed in exploring and surveying the remote interior for private grazing interests. This training is reflected in his journal, and 'Landsborough's discovery of good pastoral land on his more extensive expeditions created greater contemporary interest and his journals were quickly made available to the public' (Australian Rare Books p.241). When Landsborough fell out with Frederick Walker, leader of the other Queensland relief expedition (and by many accounts a thoroughly unsavoury character), he proceeded south from the Gulf of Carpentaria to Cooper's Creek. Accordingly, his journal records much of the territory encountered by Burke and Wills on their tragic journey northward. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        North America

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1862. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. A Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher&#39;s original brown boards with 4 pages of undated advertisements to the rear (slight push to the spine head, light surface mark to the front board), with the pages being remarkably clean for this title, showing only a few tiny spots of the foxing here and there; understood to be the first American edition, having been pirated and published by Harper prior to Lippincott&#39;s publication of the first authorized American edition. Easily the nicest copy we have seen in over 30 years. A Fine copy of the pirated, and first, American edition. Quite Scarce in this condition.

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        Coast of Western India from Cape Comerin to Bombay Compiled Chiefly from the Surveys made by order of the Honorable East India Company.

      1862 - London: James Imray & Son, 1862. Touches of original colour. Two sheets joined, total 1040 x 1270mm, backed onto blue paper, edged with linen with original title label. A few small signs of wear, publisher's ink stamp on chart, 'corrected to 1887'. Detailed sea chart of the Indian coast line from Mumbai south to Cape Comerin, with four inset details including Bombay Harbour.

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        ON THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH BRITISH AND FOREIGN ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS, AND ON THE GOOD EFFECTS OF INTERCROSSING.

      London, John Murray, 1862.FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE 1862, Freeman's variant a, 8vo, 200 x 130 mm, 8 x 5¼ inches, 1 folding illustration and 33 woodcut illustrations in the text, pages: vi, 365, plus 32 pages of publisher's catalogue dated December 1861, original publisher's blind decorated cloth with vertical lines and corner ornaments, central gilt orchid to upper cover, gilt lettering to spine, with tiny gilt decoration at head and tail, original light brown endpapers. Expertly rebacked in matching cloth, original backstrip laid on, just showing a little new cloth at head and tail of spine and a very small piece on lower hinge, spine gilt dull, bright on upper cover, armorial bookplate of Jos. Gavit on front pastedown (Natura nihil alienit), most pages unopened from page 241. A very good clean tight copy of the first issue (spine relaid as noted). See Freeman, The Works of Charles Darwin page 112 and No. 800. Variant b of the first edition was in plum coloured cloth like variant a but the cloth did not have vertical lines like variant a, and the adverts in variant b may be dated as late as September 1871. This is the only Murray Darwin between 1859 and 1910 not bound in green cloth. Fertilisation of Orchids was concerned with working out in detail the relationship between sexual structures of orchids and the insects which fertilise them, their evolution being attributed to natural selection. It is therefore the first of the volumes of supporting evidence for Origin of Species. Life and Letters Volume 3 page 274 quotes Asa Gray as saying 'if the Orchid - book (with a few trifling omissions) had appeared before the "Origin" the author would have been canonised rather than anathematised by the natural theologians', and notes that a review in the Literary Churchman found only one fault 'that Mr Darwin's expression of admiration at the contrivances in orchids is too indirect a way of saying, "O Lord, how manifold are thy works"'. See also Sotheby's Jeremy Norman Collection, No. 127. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Works of Edmund Spenser

      Bell and Daldy, London 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carta de la Bahia de Batavia y sus inmediaciones segun los trabajos holandeses mas modernos.

      1862 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Lithograph. 460 x 610mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Old Chart of the Bay of Jakarta with numerous depth soundings and recommended routes into port.

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        Reise der öesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde , in den Jahren 1857,1858, 1859?

      1861-, Vienna 1862 - Three volumes, quarto, numerous folding maps and illustrations, folding map in rear endpaper sleeve of the first volume; a few points of wear affect the joints but a fine bright set overall. Scarce record of the only major Austrian exploring expedition and circumnavigation. Under the command of Captain Bernard von Wüllerstorf-Urbair, the Novara travelled extensively throughout Oceania throughout 1857-1859 and visited both Australia and New Zealand. These three volumes form part of the official publication of the scientific results of the voyage. The author, Dr. Karl von Scherzer, was an anthropologist and linguist, and accordingly here contributes the ethnological description of the scientific results. At the encouragement of the former governor of New Zealand, with whom Captain Wüllerstorf-Urbair conversed while resting in Cape Town, the expedition visited Auckland where the Austrian geologists conducted skilful surveys in the volcanic regions of the North Island. Two Maori men, Wiremu Toeto and Hemera Rerehau, boarded the Novara and eventually returned to Austria. Here they joined the lavish welcoming parade, were feted by Viennese society, and eventually trained in the art of printing and lithography before returning to New Zealand. Before leaving Vienna, they were presented with a printing press, including fonts and associated tools, by the Emperor Franz Joseph. Interestingly, Dr. Scherzer himself trained as a typographer before commencing university studies, and may well have played a part in the training of Wiremu Toeto and Hemera Rerehau. The scientific results were published in 22 volumes over some 16 years. These three volumes by Dr. Scherzer form the first three volumes of the complete set, noted by Howgego for its scarcity. An abridged version was published shortly afterwards, and other contemporary editions included English and Italian translations.

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        Traité pratique des maladies mentales

      Baillière, Paris 1862 - In-8. Collation : XVI, 672 pp. Demi-basane noire, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). Première édition. Ce traité devenu classique a formé plusieurs générations d'étudiants. Marcé, adversaire des théories psychologiques était partisan de l'école anatomoclinique. Sommaire : Historique - Des principes et de la méthode à suivre dans l'étude des maladies mentales - La folie appartient principalement à la classe des névroses. Caractères généraux des névroses - Eléments symptomatiques . Classification - Symptomatologie - Marche de la folie - Des crises dans la folie - Des causes de la folie - Pronostic - Mortalité - Anatomie pathologique - Diagnostic - Traitement - Asiles et colonies d'aliénés - Des hallucinations et des illusions - De la manie - De la mélancolie - De la folie à double forme , ou folie circulaire - Des monomanies - De la démence - De la paralysie générale - Idiotie et crétinisme - De l'épilepsie - De l'hystérie - De la chorée ou danse de Saint-Guy , au point de vue de l'état mental - De la pellagre - De l'alcoolisme - Applications médico-légales. Quelques rousseurs. Bon exemplaire. Semelaigne 2, 129.

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