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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

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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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'Universel illustrations contemporaines

      Paris, Morizot libraire-éditeur, 1862-1864, 1862. Percaline violette de l'éditeur, dos lisse, titre doré, premier plat orné d'un médaillon central doré, encadré d'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'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'Universel se présente comme une tentative de concurrence à l'Illustration avec une orientation internationale, chaque fascicule comprend 16 pages, il est abondamment illustré, le papier employé est de bonne qualité pour l'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'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'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'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'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'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'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' 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'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'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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        Autograph Letter Signed, 8vo, New Bedford, June 20, 1862.

      - In regard to an exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, he gives the janitor instructions for shipping his painting. "To the Janitor of the Penn Acd. of Fine Arts, Dear Sir, At the close of the exhibition will you please have my picture of Mt. Lafayette sent to Cornelius Davenport, New Bedford, Mass. Please see that it is carefully fastened in the box." Signed, "A. Bierstadt." Bierstadt likely refers to one of his paintings of Mount Lafayette in New Hampshire.

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

      printed for the editor, at Pinang, by Matthew Gregory Sr, Singapore 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'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 '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.' The charts included in this edition were engraved by T. Black in Calcutta, and are of particular interest for Earl'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: '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.'. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Taeping Rebellion in China: A Narrative of Its Rise and Progress, Based upon Original Documents and Information Obtained in China. By Commander Lindesay Brine.

      London, John Murray, 1862.. 8°, Halbleder. First edition, first printing. 8°, 20.5 x 13,5 cm, 394 + 32 pp, 7 illustrations (The Yang-zte-kiang, Plan of Nankin, Plan of Shanghae, Woosung River, Ningpo department, Ningpo), including a foldout map of China (30,5 x 34 cm). Later 3/4 Leather binding in very good condition.

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        Romola. Cornhill Magazine, Vol. VI: 31 - 36. Vol. VII: 37 - 42. Vol. VIII: 43 - 44. (i.e. 14)

      London July 1862 - August 1863. Large 8vo. Illustr. [Frederic Leighton] with 24 [all] plates, 14 decorated initials and a tailpiece. Contemp. half calf w. raised bands. Inner front hinge broken, otherwise very good

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        Ampio carteggio costituito da venti lettere autografe firmate del patriota e giurista appartenute alla raccolta di documenti storici del Leti. Regnoli fu Ministro di Grazia e Giustizia nel Governo provvisorio delle Romagne. Insegnò diritto civile nell'Università di Bologna ed ebbe buona consuetudine con il Carducci che scrisse in suo onore sia l'epigrafe della lapide apposta presso la casa in cui abitò. Da Torino, Firenze e Ronco Scrivia (Genova) tutte datate al 1862 e indirizzate all'amico deputato Vincenzo Capriolo. Corrispondenza nello svolgimento dell'attività di avvocato, deputato, senatore, le lettere fanno riferimento ai lavori del Parlamento nel periodo in cui egli fu deputato.

      

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        Laatste reis van Ida Pfeiffer naar Madagaskar, door Duitschland, Nederland, de Kaap en Mauritius. Voorafgegaan door eene korte levensschets der schrijfster. Naar het Hoogduitsch.

      Utrecht, J.G. Broese, 1862.Contemporary half calf. With lithographed portrait of the author by J.D. Steuerwald. XI,235 pp.* First Dutch edition, first published in Vienna in 1861 Reise nach Madagascar. - Ida Pfeiffer (1797-1858) 'was the first full-time woman traveller of all, and one of the very few who never felt the need to qualify her impulse: she travelled because she wanted to see the world, and saw no reason why she shouldn't. .. Her books were sensationally popular and translated and retranslated all over the world' (Robinson, Wayward women, p.25-26). - Age-browned otherwise a fine copy of the rare Dutch edition.Tiele 857; not in Cat. NHSM; Ryckebusch p.45; Medelssohn II, p. 158; Grandidier 3951.

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        Carta Esférica de la Costa Oriental de China Desde el Rio Ngau-Keang hasta el Whang-ho-kau segun los trajabos de los capitanes Kellett y Collinson de la Marina Real Inglesa.

      1862 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1862. Touches of original colour. 1000 x 640mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Slight toning at centrefold.

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        "Hutmacher Amt". Fahne mit Inschrift und mittig einem bekrönten Wappenschild mit Zylinder, oben ein Medaillon mit Umschrift "Heil dem Fest" und mittig einem Zylinder, links ein Zweispitz, dazu weitere Fahnen.

      . Lavierte Federzeichnung von Carl Fink, Hannover, 1862, 25 x 19 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. XI, S. 574: Der Maler und Zeichner Carl W.E. Fink (1814 bis nach 1885) war von 1852 bis 1860 Hoftheatermaler in Hannover. - Vorzeichnung zur chromolithographierten Tafel VIII im "Ernst-August-Album" des Verlags Klindworth, Hannover, 1862. Die Fahnen wurden mitgeführt beim Festzug anläßlich der Enthüllung des Denkmals für König Ernst August von Hannover am 21.9.1861. Unter den weiteren Fahnen sind: Kürschner mit Hermelin und Leopardenfell, Handschuhmacher mit Handschuh, Schneider mit Scheren. Beiliegt: Dieselbe Darstellung als Lithographie mit Tonplatte, in einem Vorzugsabzug mit Farbproben in Aquarell, als Vorarbeit für die chromolithographierte Tafel VIII im "Ernst-August-Album" des Verlags Klindworth, Hannover, 1862. Insgesamt zwei Darstellungen auf zwei Blättern. - In den Rändern etwas angestaubt und fingerfleckig.

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        Album of Thirty-Six Watercolour Sketches of North Wales, Including Bangor, Aber Village, Llanberis, Menai Bridge et al.].

      1862 - 8 July - 2 September 1862. Oblong Duodecimo (ca. 9,5x13 cm). 37 leaves. Thirty-six watercolour views, including one double-page. All watercolours captioned and dated in ink on verso of the leaves. Artist's signature on the first pastedown "Bertha Gope. July 8th/ 62." Period black gilt tooled quarter sheep with brown cloth boards and a label of the album maker "G. Rowney & Co. London" on the first pastedown. Binding rubbed and loose on hinges, with a tear on the bottom of the front hinge, four needle holes on the upper corner of the front board, otherwise a very good album. Attractive miniature sketchbook by a skilled amateur artist, with thirty-six watercolour views of North Wales, opening with a beautiful double-page panorama of Bangor harbour. There are another twelve views of Bangor in the sketchbook, showing boats in the waters of Menai Strait, shores of the Anglesea Island in distance or stone walls of Pernhyn Castle. Nine sketches depict the small village of Aber (Gwynedd), ten km east of Bangor, with a view of the Aber Falls; seven sketches are dedicated to Llanberis, a village at the foot of Snowdon, including views of the Lake Llyn Padarn, a part of Snowdon and "Capel Curig from Llanberis Pass". There are also two views of the Menai Bridge and a sketch of the Gorad Goch island showing the original box sections of the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait (built in 1852 and reconstructed in the 1970s). Overall a nice keepsake from a summer travel across North Wales. The region of North Wales "is steeped in history and was for almost a millennium known as the Kingdom of Gwynedd. The mountainous stronghold of Snowdonia formed the nucleus of that realm and would become the last redoubt of independent Wales - only overcome in 1283. To this day it remains a stronghold of the Welsh language and a centre for Welsh national and cultural identity" (Wikipedia). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Frankreich. Paris, Rouen, Havre, Dieppe, Boulogne, und die drei Eisenbahn-Strassen vom Rhein bis Paris.

      Karl Baedeker Coblenz 1862 - Fourth edition. xxxii, 292pp, 15 maps and plans including coloured plan pasted down on rear endpaper, bookseller's label on front paste-down publisher's red cloth old style binding, gilt lettering bright, outer hinges slightly cracked; a very good bright copy. Paris was the last series started in by Karl Baedeker himself before he died in 1859. The first edition was published in 1855 and the series continued until 1937. This excellent copy was issued in June 1862. Hinrichsen D332. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Wanderings Among the Falashas in Abyssinia; together with a Description of the Country and its various inhabitants.

      London: Wertheim MacIntosh and Hunt 1862 - First edition, 8vo, viii, 322 pp. Folding map and 8 lithographic plates plus illustrations in the text, some occasional mild spotting. Original gilt titled blue cloth, rubbed, recently recased.

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        Mémoire sur Les Corpuscules organisés qui existent dans L'Atmosphère. Examen de la Doctrine des Générations spontanées.

      Paris, Victor Masson et Fils, Imprimerie de Bachelier, 1862. 8vo. Uncut in later marbled wrappers. In "Annales de Chimie et de Physique", 3me Series - Tome LXIV. 512 pp. and 5 plates (4 folding). (The entire volume offered). Pasteur's paper: pp. 5-110 and 2 folded plates. A few scattred brownspots.. This landmark paper in which Pasteur once and for all disproves the doctrine of spontaneous generation, in the form in which it had been upheld through the nineteenth century, and he suggest that infection is spread by germs. He demonstrates that fermentation is connected with living organisms and that when these were excluded spontaneous generation does not occur.The memoir was also published in Ann. d. sc. naturelles the year before in a more condenced form."Pasteur's publications on the subject of spontaneous generation consist chiefly of communications to the Academy of Sciences of Paris and published in abstracts in the "Comptes rendus de l'Acad. des Sciences" of 1860 and 1861. In these communications he dealt with the collection and demonstration of germs in the air, the origin of ferments, the distribution of germs in nature, and many other questions. These reports were finally expanded in his famous Mémoire sur les Corpuscules organisés qui existent..." (the paper offered). It was of this research that Tyndall wrote: 'Clearness, strenght and caution with consummate experimental skill for their minister were rarely more strikingly displayed than in this imperishable essay.' It was, indeed, the inauguration of a new eåpoch in bacteriology and should be studied by all who desire a schooling in the art of rigorous experimentation."(Bulloch "The History of Bacteriology", p. 96)."In may 1861, at a meeting of the Societe Chimique de Paris, Pasteur presented the major results of his work on spontaneous generation in a lecture later expanded into his prize-winning memoir (the paper offered). Although this memoir is essentially a restatement of his earlier papers on the topic, it is richer in etail and contains some new material. The appearance under the microscope of atmospheric dust and of the organisms found in infusions received considerable attention, as did the role of contaminated mercury as a source error in the experiments of Pouchet and others..."(DSB X, p. 371).Sparrow, Milestones of Science, p. 42, plate 183

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        Aus Schinkel's Nachlaß. Reisetagebücher, Briefe und Aphorismen. Mitgetheilt und mit einem Verzeichniß sämmtlicher Werke Schinkel's versehen. 4 Bde. Berlin, Decker 1862-64. 4to. 1688 S. Mit 2 gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln u. 5 montierten Orig.-Photographien. Orig.-Halblederbde. mit Rückentitel.

      . . Tadelloses Exemplar dieser seltenen postumen Veröffentlichung, die erstmals den schriftlichen Nachlaß des Künstlers publiziert. - Heidtmann 249.

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        Grote, George.

      From the earliest period to the close of the generation contempory with Alexander the Great. A new edition in eight volumes With portrait,maps, and plans. London by John Murray.1862. 8 vols.with frontisp.portret, 9 fold.maps and 4 fold.plans.581-572-564-572-616-530-670-732pp.

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        LIVES OF THE ENGINEERS with an Account of Their Principal Works[5 volumes]

      John Murrary, London; 1862, 1866 & 1868 - In 5 volumes comprising three volumes of the "Lives of the Engineers" dated 1862 , 1 volume titled "Lives of Bouton and Wat" principally from the original Soho mss. second edition dated 1866, and 1 volume titled "The Life of George Stephenson and of his son Robert Stephenson" comprising also a history of the invention and introduction of the railway locomotive, a new edition, revised and enlarged dated 1868, portrait frontispieces, illustrations, all uniformly bound in an early 3/4 brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, a few spots of scattered foxing, very minor spots of rubbing, otherwise a handsome, nearly fine set. Octavo

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        MÉMOIRE (MEMOIRE) SUR LES CORPUSCULES ORGANISÉS (ORGANISES) QUI EXISTENT DANS L&#39;ATMOSPHÈRE (L&#39;ATMOSPHERE) in Annales de Chimie, Vol. 64, 1862, pp. 5-110

      Paris: Victor Masson et Fils, 1862. Paris:: Victor Masson et Fils,, 1862. Very Good+. Offered is Very Good+ entire ex-library Vols. 64-66 bound together in burgundy cloth over boards with gilt lettering spine. Minimal sun spine, mild soil edges, scattered foxing, ink stamp ffep and title page. No other library markings. 8vo.

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        Palumbuno , Wrack und Dünen

      1862. Aquarell auf Papier, unten links 'Palibum. V,28. August 1862, Palumbuno Wrach-Dünen'. Darstellung: 23,3 cm x 27,6 cm. Professionell unter säurefreiem Museumspassepartout montiert.. Das Aquarell der Ehefrau des Politikers und mItbegründers der Zentrumspartei Carl Friedich von Savigny (1814 Berlin - Frankfurt a.M. 1875) Marie von Savigny (1831-1905), geb. Arnim-Boitzenburg, ist eine stille Momentaufnahme. Obwohl die grauen Wolken sturmgepeitscht erscheinen, ruht das Meer in sich selbst. Dieser Kontrast der Ruhe und der Bewegung der Wolken wird wiederholt verdeutlicht durch das Wrack, das angespülte Schiff, sowie den vier Personen, dem Betrachter den Rücken zugewandt. Die Bewegung scheint sich nur im Himmel abzuspielen, neben den Wolken fliegen Möwen auf das offene Meer hinaus. Doch auf dem Land, in den Dünen, herrscht vermeintliche Ruhe: das Meer ist ruhig, das Schiff scheint sich in leichten Wellen zu wiegen, weder die Röcke noch schwarzen Kopftücher der Damen flattern im Wind.

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        Lengthy Autographed Letter Signed on Union Army letterhead

      Connecticut 1862 - Noted archaeologist of biblical sites and highly educated Congregational minister, chaplain to the 49th U.S. Colored Infantry at Vicksburg during the Civil War. 6 pages (front and back), 8 x 5 inches, on "Fifth Reg't" (Union Army) letterhead featuring a distinctive fighting dog logo, "Camp Near Hancock" (Connecticut), February 11, 1862. This long and detailed letter to a friend and fellow minister contains much news of Camp Huntington and the men in it, in part: ".You know for a long time Gambling has been practiced in the Reg't. I wrote Col. Ferry a letter in regard to it. Signed it A Lover of Morality. The next day he issued an order prohibiting it.All say they are glad it has been stopped except a few Such as the Johnsons.The best of the joke is no one Knows who set the Ball in motion. I hope you will write when you can. I shall be happy to hear from you." Natural folds; excellent legibility. Near fine condition.

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