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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 Petitioning against General Order No. 46 of the Confederate War Department, which rescinded the part of the Confederate Conscription Act of April 16, 1862 that mandated the discharge of all voluntary enlistees under age 18 or over age 35 in July 1862.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 [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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        No Name.

      London: Sampson Low, 1862. - The novel that followed The Woman in White next in the chronological scheme, but not in the thematic one. No Name got a cool reception from the critics for its attack on English marriage and inheritance laws, its approval of unmarried couples living together, etc. Bound without the half-titles. 3 vols, 8vo, later maroon half calf, marbled boards, gilt rules and lettering, untrimmed. Parrish, page 45; Sadleir 601. Edges a little rubbed; text slightly foxed; very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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      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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      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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        Das Königreich Sachsen, Thüringen und Anhalt, dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten ihrer interessantesten Gegenden, Städte, Badeorte, Kirchen, Burgen und sonstigen Baudenkmäler alter und neuer Zeit. Nach der Natur aufgenommen von Ludwig Rohbock und C.Koehler, in Stahl gestochen von den ausgezeichnetsten Künstlern unserer Zeit, Mit historisch-topographischem Text. Zweite Abtheilung: Die reußischen Lande, Thüringen und Anhalt.

      Darmstadt, Verlag von Gustav Georg Lange, (1861) 1862. - gr8° (24x16), VII, 160 S., mit 97+2 Stahlstichtafeln (so komplett), Hldr d.Zt. mit goldRTitel, Ecken und Kanten bestossen, teils gebräunt, festes sauberes Exemplar, Die erste Abteilung erschien in 2 Teilbänden.- Die hier vorliegende 2.Abteilung komplett und mit 2 Tafeln als Nachtrag zu Abt.1.-- Neben dem eigentliche Titel ein weiterer gestochener Titel mit der Ansicht von Greiz.- Des weiteren ganzseitige Tafeln mit Ansichten von: Gera.- Rathhaus in Greiz.- Schleiz und die Bergkirche.- Saalburg a.d.Saale (Reuss-Schleiz).- Fürstl.Schloss zu Ebersdorf.- Burck a.d.Saale.- Lobenstein.- Hirschberg a.d.Saale.- Altenburg (Bahnhof).- Altenburg (Schloss).- Altenburg (Schloss Nordseite).- Altenburg (Marktplatz).- Saalfeld.- Apolda (S-Weimar).- Weimar.- Weimar (Rathaus).- Weimar (Herder-Platz).- Weimar (Herder-Denkmal).- Weimar (Goethe-Schiller-Denkmal).- Weimar (Wieland-Denkmal).- Weimar (Residenzschloss).- Lustschloss Belvedere.- Jagdschloss Ettersburg bei Weimar.- Gotha (Mittagseite).- Gotha (Abendseite).- Gotha (Marktplatz).- Friedrichsroda.- Schloss Reinhardsbrunn (Vorderseite).- Schloss Reinhardsbrunn (Seitlich).- Schnepfenthal.- Waltershausen mit Schloss Tenneberg.- Eisenach (Markplatz).- Eisenach.- Eisenach (Strasse).- Wartburg bei Eisenach.- Ruhla.- Schloss Altenstein bei Meiningen.- Bad Liebenstein.- Ruine Liebenstein.- 40.Wasungen.- Meiningen.- Schloss Landsberg bei Meiningen.- Die Ehrenburg bei Plaue.- Arnstadt.- Arnstadt (Liebfrauenkirche).- Hildburghausen.- Coburg.- Coburg (Herzogl.Schloss).- Coburg (Mausoleum).- 50.Coburg (Marktplatz).- Festung Coburg.- Rosenau.- Schwarzburg (Thüringen).- Schlossruine Paulinzelle.- Blankenburg.- Rudolstadt.- Rudolstadt (Mittag).- Rudolstadt (Marktplatz).- Schloss Rahnis.- 60.Orlamünde.- Jena.- Jena (J.Friedrichs-Denkmal).- Ziegenhain bei Jena.- Schloss Dornburg.- Gernrode und der Stubenberg.- Viktorshöhe.- Alexisbad im Selkethal.- Schloss Ballenstädt.- Bernburg.- Bernburg (Schloss).- Bernburg (Kaserne).- Bernburg (Herzogl.Mühlen).- Coethen.- Köthen (Bahnhof).- Schloss Biendorf.- Nienburg a.d.Saale.- Nienburg (Schlosskirche).- Zerbst (Schloss).- Zerbst (Marktplatz).- 80.Zerbst (Nikolaikirche).- Burg Rosslau a.d.Elbe.- Coswig a.d.Elbe.- Dessau (gegen Westen).- Dessau (Partie an der Mulde).- Dessau (Elbbrücke).- Dessau (Kleiner Markt).- Dessau (Herzog-Franz-Denkmal).- Dessau (Kaserne).- Dessau (Leopold-Denkmal).- Dessau (Neue kath.Kirche).- Dessau (Schloss).- Dessau (Schauspielhaus).- Dessau (Hofbühne).- Pötnitz.- Schloss Wörlitz.- Wörzlitz (Kirche).- Schloss Oranienbaum.-- Nachtragstafel zur 1.Abteilung: Dresden (C.M.Weber-Denkmal).- Gohlis Schillerhaus. [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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        A Surgeon in the Union Army of the Tennessee

      1862 - Collection of 8 Autograph Letters Signed, while on duty with Generals Grant and Sherman, to his wife. One discusses General Sherman's bilious fever attack and refusal to be evacuated. Others relate to Hartson's medical duties and skirmishes. ExcerptsMay 20, 1862: "We had a very severe skirmish some might call it a battle but you understand I have been in such terrific battles that we don't mind these little flurrys. We lost 14 killed & thirty six wounded many of which must die. I have not seen any of the ? boys since I left Shiloh."June 23 1862: "General Sherman has been & still is quite sick with Bilous fever. I was in hopes that he would take a leave of absense but he refuses to accept one. I have not asked for my leave yet he being sick I expect he will refuse it when I do. The Medical Director has asked for and obtained a leave of absense for him self. He has proposed my self for the position. Genl Grant is in command. I expect you will feel bad if I don't get a leave but it wont be my fault if I don't. . I don't want to be Medical Director there is too much responsibility too many sanitary men and women to please besides everybody else. September 24, 1862: Memphis. ".our fort is now about completed all the guns are mounted and if the enemy see fit to come they meet a warmer reception than they will relish."With nine related documents. General Grant's order to move Small Pox hospital. Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage (2). Assignment to duty with Maj. General Fremont. Appointment to board to inspect hospital. Order to Hartshorn as Senior Surgeon to report to new Chief Medical Officer. Call for statement on Medical property prior to accepting resignation.

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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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        The Bakerian Lecture: On the Total Solar Eclipse of July 18th, 1860, Observed at Rivabellosa, Near Miranda de Ebro, in Spain,

      - First Edition, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.152, pp.333-416, with 13 engraved plates (these with small and neat embossed uninked library name, virtually invisible), some extending, some with colour, disbound, quarto, very good copy, London, [The Royal Society], 1862. * "Warren De la Rue (1815 -1889) British astronomer and chemist, most famous for his pioneering work in astronomical photography. Attracted to astronomy by the influence of James Nasmyth, he constructed in 1850 a 13-inch reflecting telescope, mounted first at Canonbury, later at Cranford, Middlesex, and with its aid executed many drawings of the celestial bodies of singular beauty and fidelity. His chief title to fame, however, is his pioneering work in the application of the art of photography to astronomical research. In 1851 his attention was drawn to a daguerreotype of the Moon by G. P. Bond, shown at the great exhibition of that year. Excited to emulation and employing the more rapid wet-collodion process, he succeeded before long in obtaining exquisitely defined lunar pictures, which remained unsurpassed until the appearance of the Lewis Morris Rutherfurd photographs in 1865. In 1854 he turned his attention to solar physics, and for the purpose of obtaining a daily photographic representation of the state of the solar surface he devised the photoheliograph, described in [the present] Bakerian Lecture. In 1860 De la Rue took the photoheliograph to Spain for the purpose of photographing the total solar eclipse which occurred on 18 July of that year. The photographs obtained on that occasion proved beyond doubt the solar character of the prominences or red flames, seen around the limb of the moon during a solar eclipse." -Wikipedia

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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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      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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      London 1862 - John Gould (1804-1881) The Birds of Great Britain London: 1862-73 Hand-colored lithograph 22” x 15 1/4”

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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: ). - Beteiligt war u.a. mit den beiden Walliser Gebirgsbatterien 27 und 55 die noch während der Restaurationszeit 1840 gegründete Gebirgsartillerie (s. ). 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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      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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      - 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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        Allgemeine Encyklopädie der gesammten Forst- und Jagdwissenschaften. 8 Bände. Wien u. Lpeipzig, M. Perles 1886-1894. Kl. 4°. Mit zus. 102 (28 dblgr.) Tafeln u. 994 Textabbildungen, OHldr.-Bde. mit Rtit. u. reicher Rverg.

      - Zischka 251 - Mantel I, 50.- Erste Ausgabe des reich illustrierten Standardwerkes.- Ab Band 6 fortgesetzt von A. Ritter v. Guttenberg u. G. Henschel.- Ernst Ritter von Dombrowski (* 7. September 1862 auf Schloss Ullitz in Böhmen; ? 13. Dezember 1917 in Graz) war u.a. Chefredakteur des "Weidmann" und Hofjägermeister im Dienst des Fürsten Reuß. Er veröffentlichte zahlreiche Bücher über die Jagd und zu jagdlichen Fachthemen sowie Erzählungen und Theaterstücke.- Innendeckel od. Vortitel gestempelt, tls. gering fleckig, die dekorativen Einbände (insbes. an den Kanten) berieben, obere Kapitale bei 3 Bde. etw. besch. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      J Kohler, Philadelphia 1862 - FINE Binding; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; engraved plates; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 846, 75, 221, 25 pages; In elegant blindstamped leather with fully functioning brass clasps. S large number of full page engraved plates. Text paper is exceptionally white and printing dark. Text block edges marbled. Provenance Jonathan D Trexler (name on front cover in gilt). 4 title pages (graphics available, including clasps). A rather exceptional example of Pennsylvania German book making. ; 7 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Caza en todos los Países y a través de los Siglos. Historia de la Caza. Caza Mayor y Menor, Perros y Caballos de Caza, Fiestas Cinegéticas. Parques, Cotos, Sitios Reales de Caza, Armas, Trajes, Arreos de Caza, Coches, Trenes, Legislación, Bellas Artes, Industria, Narraciones y Aventuras de Cazadores, etc. etc. Obra única en su género, escrita por Capitán Robert Campwell, y traducida directamente del inglés y adicionada en vista de las más notables obras de venatorias y cinégicas publicadas en España y el extranjero por Luis de Bustamante y Ríos. Tomos I, II, III y IV.

      A. Elías y Cía., Barcelona 1862 - 1ª ed. 25.5x35.5. 4 tomos en 2 vols. de viii + 160pp. 2h. + 296pp. 2h. y 364pp. 2h. + 120pp. 2h. 21 y 19 láminas, numerosas ilustraciones a toda plana y entre texto. Holandesa piel estampada de época. Lomos rozados, pero fuertes. Una corrección manuscrita en la láminas del urogallo (que viene con el título de garza real en el T. III.) Por lo demás, buen ejemplar de esta monumental y clásica obra, completo en cuatro tomos. Se adjuntan un dibujo coloreado del urogallo y una receta manuscrita (del s. XIX?) para sordas. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

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        The Home of the Deer: Morning in the Adirondacks

      Currier & Ives, New York 1862 - Lithograph with original hand-color. Light discoloration, overall a good example. Sheet size: 19 x 24 1/2". Inventory #: p48pmat.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries of Philadelphia, PA]
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        Les Races bovines au concours universel agricole de Paris en 1856. Etudes zootechniques publiées par ordre de s. exc. le ministre de l'agriculture du commerce et des travaux publics par M. Emile Baudement.

      Imprimerie Impériale, Paris 1862 - 1 volume in folio 36 x 50 cm. Pagine (2),LXXIV(2). Con 5 Carte Geografiche a coloritura coeva e 87 tavole riguardanti le Razze Bovine presenti nelle Isole Britanniche e in Francia Le tavole di questo esemplare sono su carta CHINA e sono state realizzate con tecnica complessa che prevedeva che il procedimento eliografico, processo fotografico rifinito manualmente con differenti tecniche d'incisione come l'acquatinta e la litografia. ESEMPLARE in legatura d'epoca in ottime condizioni.

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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        The Storming of Fort Donelson, Tenn. Feby 15th 1862

      Currier & Ives, New York 1862 - Lithograph with original hand-color. General signs of aging; minimal browning, overall a good example. Sheet size: 12 3/4 x 16". Inventory #: p25pmat.

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        Les Martyrs ridicules Avec une préface de Charles Baudelaire

      Paris, Poulet-Malassis 1862 - Livre d'occasion In-12, demi-chagrin havane, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, non rogné, couv. conservées (Champs), XII pp. (préface), 350 pp. (y compris faux-titre et titre). Selon le témoignage de l'auteur, rapporté par sa fille Judith Cladel, Baudelaire aida à mettre en forme le roman, qui manquait de style et de syntaxe : "Huit mois durant, il daigna me pétrir de ses mains savantes et me rendre ductile et modéré, mois si dur de pâte et si violemment excessif." (Maître & Disciple, Paris, 1951, cité par G. Oberlé dans Auguste Poulet-Malassis un imprimeur sur le Parnasse, 1996). Condition : Édition originale du premier livre de Léon Cladel et de la préface de douze pages très denses de Charles Baudelaire. Exemplaire enrichi du contrat de publication à compte d'auteur des Martyrs Ridicules, daté du 5 juin 1861, monté sur onglet. Ce document manuscrit, rédigé à l'encre par Poulet Malassis, signé par Léon Cladel et Poulet Malassis et de Broise, détaille le prix payé par l'auteur (500 francs réglables en deux fois), le tirage (500 exemplaires, dont 250 ex. remis brochés à l'auteur) et l'engagement pris par Cladel de régler les frais de livraison de ses exemplaires et les corrections d'auteur auxquelles son ouvrage aurait donné lieu sur présentation d'épreuves. Ex-libris d'Alfred Morin, gravé à l'eau-forte par Vallon. Bel exemplaire, pâle mouillure sur la couverture. 300g. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Mauritius; or The Isle of France

      London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1862 - 'Being an account of the island, its history, geography, products & inhabitants.'No date to title but dated 1862 to preface & map.8vo.256 p.p.B/w wood engraved frontis. of elk hunt + 17 other ills: 3 b/w plates (including Mahebourg Bay & Peter-Botte) & 14 vignettes in text, + handcoloured folding map by Stanford's Geographical Establishment.Brown morocco, raised spine bands, blind stamped decorative design to bds, a.e.g.Spine & edges worn but still an attractive & charming volume in very good order, with text very good, tight & clean, & map in fine order.Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Johnson's Map of the World on Mercator's Projection (Framed)

      1862 - Johnson and Browning produced "Johnson's New Illustrated Steel Plate Family Atlas" in 1862. The World is illustrated on this hand colored map. Regions are distinguished by bright pastel colors. Railroads, major roads, rivers, lakes, mountains, and the names of empires, provinces, and important cities are identified. This map has been archivally framed with acid free matting , marbleized paper, textured top mat, UV protective glass and ornate black wood frame.

      [Bookseller: Art Source International Inc.]
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        La Abeja Revista Científica y Literaria Ilustrada 6 Tomos

      Libreria De D.Juan Oliveres Editor, Barcelona 1862 - Extractada de los buenos escritores alemanes, por una sociedad literaria. Obra completa. Con ilustraciones. Tomo I 483p. Contiene artes, astronomia, biografías, geografía y viajes, física, fisiología, historia natural, literatura y moral, poesía.Tomo II 475p.contiene de más arqueologia, geografia y viajes, geologia, heraldicas, medicina e higiene, variedades.Tomo III 471p. contiene de más Botanica, economia rural, filosofia, organologia, zoologia.Tomo IV 479p. Contiene de más Paleontologia, química.Tomo V 475p. Poesía, fisiología, ciencias.Tomo VI 387p. Contiene artes e industria, poesía, filosofia. Size: 31 X22 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Madrid, Imprenta de Manuel Tello, 1862, 16 tomos (falta el último nº 17). 16x23, 350 págs. aprox. cada tomo, 80 láminas grabadas repartidas por todos los tomos (falta 1 en t.I). Encuadernados en 8 volúmenes en holandesa piel de época, 2 vols. de otra encuadernación pero muy parecida. (38167).

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        Anglo-Indian Domestic Life

      Calcutta: Thacker & Co.,, 1862. 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. 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. Tinted lithographic frontispiece, numerous engraved illustrative vignettes to the text. Slightly rubbed and a little worn at the extremities, remains a very good copy. 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)

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Corpo diplomatico portuguez contendo os actos e ralacoes politicas e diplomaticas de Portugal com as diversas potencias do mundo. publicado da Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa.

      Typ. da Academia Real das Sciencias,, Lisboa, 1862 - Dieci volumi di cm. 27,5, pp. 6.000 ca. complessive. Solida ed elegante legatura coeva in mezza pergamena con titoli in oro ai dorsi su doppi tasselli. Ottimo stato di conservazione. Si tratta di tutto il pubblicato fino all'anno 1891; fra 1898 al 1959 apparvero poi altri cinque volumi. La presente serie, in se monograficamente completa, riguarda il periodo 1500-1580. Opera di grande interesse ed assai documentata prevalentemente riguardante i rapporti fra il Portogallo ed il Vaticano. Vengono presentati una gran quantità di documenti sui principali fatti avvenuti nel ‘500 che hanno coinvolto la chiesa ed il Portogallo (conflitti, viaggi, conquiste, ecc.). Molti capitoli riportano lettere e relazioni di missionari ed ambasciatori che vivevano nei territori portoghesi d’oltremare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      London: Edward Moxon 1862 - 12mo, (164x103mm), [4],40p. +8p. publisher's catalogue dated January 1862). Stitching slightly strained otherwise a good copy in original calico-grain cloth, gilt lettered on the front cover within a blind-blocked ornamental frame, the latter repeated on the rear cover, backstrip faded. Suggested, in some part compiled, and edited by Dodgson, although S D Collingwood, his nephew, stated that much of the actual work was done by Dodgson's sisters. Tennyson gave his consent to the publication and this little book proved to be very useful to his admirers. Please note that the advised postage is based on an average book, if necessary the postage will be reduced to the correct amount and you will be notified by email. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barry McKay Rare Books]
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      0 - Traducido al castellano por José Francisco de Isla, adicionado con las vidas de los Santos y festividades que celebra la iglesia de España, y que escribieron Pedro Centeno y Juan de Rojas. Barcelona. Imp. Luis Tasso. 1862/1963. Última y completa edic. aumentada con el Martirologio Romano, íntegro, los santos nuevamente aprobados, himnos y secuencias que canta la iglesia, ect. 20x13 cm. XIV + 447 págs. 1h. 1 lám. * 457 págs. 2 h. 1 lám. * 504 págs. 1 lám. * 523 págs. 1 lám. * 586 págs. 2 láms. * 528 págs. 3 láms. * 586 págs. 2 láms. * 546 págs. 4 láms. * 584 págs. 2 láms. * 576 págs. 3 láms. * 540 págs. 1 lám. * 567 págs. 2 láms. las láminas son finos grabados al acero, por Geoffroy. + del mismo autor: Novísimo año Cristiano ó ejercicios devotos para todos los domingos, días de cuaresma y fiestas móviles. 6 Tomos. Traducido al castellano por José M.ª Díaz Jiménez. Barcelona. Imp. N. Ramirez. 1862. 20x13 cm. 334 + 300 + 287 + 312 + 338 + 323 págs. encuadernados en 3 tomos. Encuadernación uniforme para todos los tomos, en plena piel estilo árbol, de época, lomo cuajado de dorados, un poco desgastados, guardas al agua, cortes tintados. Buenos y limpios ejemplares. # religión G [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Torreón de Rueda]
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        The Roman Empire

      - The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. With notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot. A New Edition, with additional notes, by William Smith. In eight volumes. John Murray, London, 1862. Period full brown polished calf with double gilt fillet to boards and spines lavishly gilt in compartments between raised bands the second the third with contrasting crimson and dark green morocco title labels; marble edges; 8vo. A New Edition. With portrait and maps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Classic Bindings ABA ILAB]
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        Cookery and Domestic Economy : Respectfully Dedicated to the Ladies of Scotland, Containing Upwards of One Thousand Carefully Tested Receipts, Expressed in Simple Terms, Suitable for Every-day Life

      George Watson, Glasgow 1862 - Illustrated with numerous engravings. Brown cloth with gilt borders to front and gilt lettering to spine. Spine is faded and cracked down edges. Some scuffing and bumping to edges. Internal hinges weakened and repaired with clear tape between cover and feps. Internally is tightly bound. Some slight foxing to some pages but generally clean and bright. Previous owner's signature to ffep. Errata slip stuck in prior to preface, and has hand written recipe for pomade on rear. Wrapped in tissue, bubble wrap and inserted into jiffy bag. Posted daily from UK, first class within UK and airmail world-wide. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Barassie Books]
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