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        Lengthy Autographed Letter Signed on Union Army letterhead

      Connecticut, 1862. unbound. 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. Noted archaeologist of biblical sites and highly educated Congregational minister, chaplain to the 49th U.S. Colored Infantry at Vicksburg during the Civil War.

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

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

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        THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUS JESUS CHRIST. TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL GREEK; AND WITH THE FORMER TRANSLATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED

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

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

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

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

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

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        PALEOGRAFÍA CASTELLANA

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed (ALS)

      - A 2-page letter written on laid paper with an eagle watermark to Mr. C.F. Smith: " Concord 15 Oct., 1862. Dear Sir, I am sorry to have been so slow to answer your note. It will give me pleasure to come to your Lyceum and I can offer next Tuesday evening, 9 December, if that is open to you. Respectfully, R.W. Emerson (M. C.F. Smith)Condition: Very good. One sheet folded lengthwise with 3 horizontal folds not affecting the lines of Emerson’s pen. With a trace of tape residue to the top 1/8"edge of the blank second page. A handsome letter, lacking the original envelope. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803– 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society, and he disseminated his thoughts through dozens of published essays and more than 1,500 public lectures across the United States.Emerson gradually moved away from the religious and social beliefs of his contemporaries, formulating and expressing the philosophy of Transcendentalism in his 1836 essay, Nature. Following this ground-breaking work, he gave a speech entitled "The American Scholar" in 1837, which Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. considered to be America's "Intellectual Declaration of Independence".Emerson wrote most of his important essays as lectures first, then revised them for print. His first two collections of essays– Essays: First Series and Essays: Second Series, published respectively in 1841 and 1844– represent the core of his thinking, and include such well-known essays as Self-Reliance, The Over-Soul, Circles, The Poet and Experience. Together with Nature, these essays made the decade from the mid-1830s to the mid-1840s Emerson's most fertile period.Emerson wrote on a number of subjects, never espousing fixed philosophical tenets, but developing certain ideas such as individuality, freedom, the ability for humankind to realize almost anything, and the relationship between the soul and the surrounding world. Emerson's "nature" was more philosophical than naturalistic: "Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul." Emerson is one of several figures who "took a more pantheist or pandeist approach by rejecting views of God as separate from the world." (Wikipedia)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Bayrische Alpen

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

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        Les Misérables

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

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        Die Schlangen Deutschlands.,

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

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        London.

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

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        notice for identifying their logs coming down the Susquehanna River

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

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

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

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

      New York, Anson D.F. Randolph, 1862.. Folio. Tinted lithographic additional title by Charles Parsons, printed by Endicott & Co., 20 chromolithographic plates by Parsons after van Lennep, all printed by Endicott & Co. of New York. Expertly bound to style in half dark green morocco over period patterned cloth covered boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt.. A rare and important color-plate book: One of the relatively few American costume books, and certainly the best such created in 19th-century America. This is a notable and unusual instance of the taste for the Ottoman or "Turkish" which manifested itself in the furniture of the period but seldom in books. In terms of American color-plate books, this is one of the only large projects from the 1860s, when the Civil War seems to have curtailed production of such lavish enterprises. "The one really big chromolithographic book of this decade ... the art is simple, but [Charles] Parson's hand is obvious in the good lithography, and Endicott's printing is well done for its time" (McGrath). "Endicott achieved a rich variety of color which demonstrated the increased technical ability of American printers in the medium" (Reese). Henry Van Lennep was born in Smyrna, the son of European merchants. Educated, on the advice of American missionaries, in the United States, he returned to Turkey as a missionary in 1840, and spent most of the next twenty years in various parts of the Ottoman Empire. Returning to the United States in 1861, he turned his superb original drawings of Middle Eastern life into the Oriental Album. The plates include two scenes of Jewish life in the Ottoman Empire. Included are plates of "A Turkish Effendi", "Armenian Lady (at home)", "Turkish and Armenian Ladies (abroad)", "Turkish Scribe", "Turkish Lady of Rank (at home)", "Turkish Cavass (police officer)", "Turkish Lady (unveiled)", "Armenian Piper", "Armenian Ladies (at home)", "Armenian Marriage Procession", "Armenian Bride", "Albanian Guard", "Armenian Peasant Woman", "Bagdad Merchant (travelling)", "Jewish Marriage", "Jewish Merchant", "Gypsy Fortune Telling", "Bandit Chief", "Circassian Warrior", "Druse Girl." - Bennett, p.108. Blackmer Catalogue 1715. Blackmer Sale 1500. DAB XIX, 200. McGrath, pp.38, 115, 162. Reese, Stamped with a National Character 97. Atabey 1274.

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

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

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        Australian Exploring Expedition. (Burke and Wills.) Copy of all Despatches from Sir Henry Barkly, and the other Colonial Governors, on the subject of the Australian Exploring Expedition

      London: House of Commons to be Printed, 28th March, 1862. Foolscap folio, with two handcoloured maps (one folding), stab-sewn as issued; a little minor wear to the extremities but a very good copy preserved in a folding cloth case. The &#39;very scarce&#39; (Australian Rare Books) House of Commons papers based on the despatches of the colonial governors.

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

      Melbourne: John Ferres, 1862. Folio, printed on blue paper; a good copy in a modern binding of textured cloth. The scarce and important official report of the Royal Commission appointed to enquire into the Burke and Wills expedition. The report apportions blame between Burke himself as the expedition&#39;s incompetent leader, the careless overseer William Wright, and the indecisive Exploration Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria.

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        "Schachen bei Lindau". Ansicht vom See aus. Ansicht im Oval.

      . Lithographie mit Tonplatte von J. Greth, 1862, 17 x 21 cm (im Oval).. Schefold 46433. - Aus Julius Greths "Der Bodensee", Heft 1, Nr. 7.

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

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

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        LES GRANDS ECRIVAINS DE LA FRANCE - Mme DE SEVIGNE - 15 TOMES - DE I à XIV (II)

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

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

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

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        Robert O&#39;Hara Burke and the Exploring Expedition of 1860

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1862. Octavo, with title-page vignette, a folding map and 16 pp. advertisements at rear; some foxing particularly to map which has a tear along one of the folds, extremities rubbed, but a fine copy in the original green cloth. An important record of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition. This is the only edition of the one substantial contemporary publication of Burke&#39;s own journals. Australian history views the explorers in a different light: as part of a long tradition of celebrating noble failure, Burke and Wills have become national heroes. The work also includes Brahe&#39;s journal, Howitt&#39;s diary and the Report of the Royal Commission, and thus provides a complete overview of the entire expedition and its aftermath. Jackson, who knew Burke, was an officer in the same regiment as his father, and published this account in memory of Burke and dedicated it to Burke&#39;s sister Hester &#39;whose name was the last utterance from the lips of her loved and gallant brother&#39;.

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        Mitchell&#39;s New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc. Embraced in Fifty Quarto Maps, Forming a Series of Eighty Maps and Plans, Together with Valuable Statistical Tables

      Philadelphia: S.A. Mitchell. 1862. First. First edition. Small folio, unpaginated. Original publisher&#39;s half calf and gilt-lettered pebbled cloth binding. A very good copy with wear to the leather, title page and list of maps foxed with occasional mild soiling to the margins of plates, but strong joints and hinges, with an attractive 19th Century American bookplate. A desirable example of this Civil War-era atlas. Excellent original hand-coloring for all maps. This copy is complete with all 80 maps plus two additional maps not called for: "New Hampshire and Vermont" and "County Map of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island." Among the more notable American maps are those detailing Texas, California, New Orleans, the Indian Territory of future Oklahoma, and plans of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The atlas also has three double-page maps. A beautiful example of a mid-19th Century American atlas. .

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        SPECIAL ORDERS No. 192. HEADQUARTERS, STATE FORCES, SAVANNAH, APRIL 10th, 1862

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

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        Robert O&#39;Hara Burke and the Exploring Expedition of 1860

      London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1862. Octavo, with title-page vignette, a folding map and advertisements; a few marks but a fine, largely unopened, copy in the original green cloth; "MHC" shelfmark in pencil to front endpaper. An important record of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition, this is the only edition of the one substantial contemporary publication of Burke&#39;s own journals. Jackson knew Burke, was an officer in the same regiment as his father, and published this account in memory of Burke and dedicated it to Burke&#39;s sister Hester "whose name was the last utterance from the lips of her loved and gallant brother". This copy was once in the famous library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, the most omnivorous of book-collectors. His nineteenth-century books, largely unread and even sometimes as here literally unopened, are often still in remarkable condition.

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

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

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      This New York banker and merchant was a cousin and business partner of New York governor Edwin D. Morgan and brother-in-law of Gideon Welles, Lincoln&#39;s secretary of the navy -- which latter got him into all kinds of trouble when Welles appointed him as Navy purchasing agent to help the government acquire useable boats that actually floated. One writer noted, "Faced early in the war with the stupendous challenge of creating an effective navy and blockading force virtually out of nothing, Welles soon found that the government naval purchasing agents, in collusion with a number of venal New England politicians and congressmen, among them the vice president and the chairman of the Senate Naval Committee on Naval Affairs, John P. Hale, were profiteering on a lot of virtually useless old hulks that they were foisting off on the government. Welles had dismissed them all and appointed his own brother-in-law, George D. Morgan, a New York merchant-banker, sole agent for the department. Despite Morgan&#39;s honesty, reliability, and a commission rate much lower than that of the venal government agents, Leslie&#39;s (22 March 1862), in a cartoon showing Welles seated at a lavish dinner given by his brother-in-law, accused Morgan of using his influence to live in luxury at government expense." British novelist Anthony Trollope took an equally dim view of Morgan in his famed book "North America": "...we come to the case of Mr. George D. Morgan, brother-in-law of Mr. Welles, the Secretary of the Navy. I have spoken of this gentleman before, and of his singular prosperity. He amassed a large fortune in five months, as a government agent for the purchase of vessels, he having been a wholesale grocer by trade. This gentleman had had no experience whatsoever with reference to ships. It is shown by the evidence that he had none of the requisite knowledge, and that there were special servants of the government in New York at that time, sent there specially for such services as these, who were in every way trustworthy, and who had the requisite knowledge. Yet Mr. Morgan was placed in this position by his brother-in-law, the Secretary of the Navy, and in that capacity made about 20,000l. in five months, all of which was paid by the government, as is well shown to have been the fact in the report before me. One result of such a mode of agency is given; one other result, I mean, besides the 20,000l. put into the pocket of the brother of the Secretary of the Navy. A ship called the &#39;Stars and Stripes&#39; was bought by Mr. Morgan for 11,000l., which had been built some months before for 7000l. This vessel was bought from a company which was blessed with a president. The president made the bargain with the government agent, but insisted on keeping back from his own company 2000l. out of the 11,000l. for expenses incident to the purchase. The company did not like being mulcted of its prey, and growled heavily; but their president declared that such bargains were not got at Washington for nothing. Members of Congress had to be paid to assist in such things. At least he could not reduce his little private bill for such assistance below 1600l. He had, he said, positively paid out so much to those venal members of Congress, and had made nothing for himself to compensate him for his own exertions. When this president came to be examined, he admitted that he had really made no payments to members of Congress. His own capacity had been so great that no such assistance had been found necessary. But he justified his charge on the ground that the sum taken by him was no more than the company might have expected him to lay out on members of Congress, or on ex-members who are specially mentioned, had he not himself carried on the business with such consummate discretion! It seems to me that the members or ex- members of Congress were shamefully robbed in this matter.... The report deals manfully with Mr. Morgan, showing that for five months&#39; work--which work he did not do and did not know how to do-- he received as large a sum as the President&#39;s salary for the whole Presidential term of four years. So much better is it to be an agent of government than simply an officer! And the committee adds, that they &#39;do not find in this transaction the less to censure in the fact that this arrangement between the Secretary of the Navy and Mr. Morgan was one between brothers-in-law.&#39; After that who will believe that Mr. Morgan had the whole of that 20,000l. for himself? And yet Mr. Welles still remains Secretary of the Navy, and has justified the whole transaction in an explanation admitting everything, and which is considered by his friends to be an able State paper. &#39;It behoves a man to be smart, sir.&#39; Mr. Morgan and Secretary Welles will no doubt be considered by their own party to have done their duty well as high-trading public functionaries. The faults of Mr. Morgan and of Secretary Welles are nothing to us in England; but the light in which such faults may be regarded by the American people is much to us...." A Congressional committee investigated and found the profiteering charges made against Morgan inflated and unfounded. ALS, 1p, 7¼" X 9", New York, NY, 1861 December 27. Addressed to "Sir" [Gideon Welles]. Near fine. Writing at the peak of the supposed scandal, Morgan sums up his case: "What I do with Congress ought to be done very promptly and I am writing to adopt that mode, and if so it had better come from me without your request or hardly knowledge... I think it is best to consult the President & Chase at least first showing them my Letter and then advise me at once. -- Many persons here not merchants say that on account of our connection I should have received less than the usual amount. The world at large will say generally it is too large on reading the Congressional report. I mention these things to place all before you." Switching topics, Morgan then comments: "Do not let the Mason Slidell affair place you in opposition to the President. The general feeling here is to do almost anything rather than fight England now." (This last observation is quoted in the standard Welles biography, Richard S. West Jr.&#39;s 1943 "Gideon Welles: Lincoln&#39;s Navy Department.") On December 31st Welles wrote Morgan that he had indeed shown Lincoln his (Morgan&#39;s) letter. Offered here is this very letter shown by Welles to Lincoln. Welles submitted a report to Congress on January 14, 1862, exonerating Morgan and proving that Morgan&#39;s fees were not $95,000 and that through shrewd bargaining he had saved the government a considerable amount of money. An unusual letter with a fascinating history behind it.

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        Archipiélago Asiático. Carta del Estrecho de Sonda, construida segun los datos mas recientes publicados por el Depósito de Amsterdam.

      1862 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1862. Touches of original colour. 640 x 970mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Old sea chart of the western approaches to the Sunda Strait, between Sumatra and Java, with eight inset details. Lighthouses are marked in colour. Once one of the most important shipping routes to the Spice Islands it is too shallow for many modern container ships. Also shown is the island of Krakatoa, 21 years before the famous eruption.

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

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

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        Ravenshoe

      Cambridge: Macmillan, 1862. Three volumes, octavo; uncut in the original morocco-grain blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, expertly rebacked retaining original spines; a very good copy. Rare: first edition of Kingsley&#39;s second novel, written on his return to England. &#39;The romantic story of an old English family, affected by mixed marriages and consequent social and ecclesiastical problems… Some Australian references occur, including a simile from Australian mining, the Snowy River and other features, as well as discussions of a missionary from Australia and motives for emigration which probably indicated Kingsley&#39;s own&#39; (Miller).

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

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

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        Autograph letter signed to Charles Tilston Bright

      London, 1862. <p>Airy, George Biddell (1801-92). A.L.s. to Charles Tilston Bright. London, August 15, 1862. 4pp. 188 x 119 mm. Provenance: Latimer Clark.</p><p>Airy served as Great Britain&#39;s astronomer royal from 1835 to 1881, and was a noted critic and frequent adversary of Charles Babbage. In 1862 he undertook the task of determining the difference in longitude between Greenwich and Valentia, Ireland, the European landing point for the first Atlantic cable, which had failed four years earlier. The observations were made with the aid of time signals transmitted from Greenwich to Valentia by telegraph, using some of the cable laid for the failed 1858 venture, and Airy&#39;s letter to Bright, a founding member of Cyrus Field&#39;s Atlantic Telegraph Company, expresses his gratitude for the opportunity:</p><p>"We have at length finished the practical part of our operations for the Valentia longitude, and I trust successfully. . . . For the opportunity of doing it at all, we are entirely indebted to your kindness-in the retention of the Valentia wires, when there was hardly any reason for the retention except the prospect of our work, and in the favourable introduction to your brother [Edward Bright] and to the B. & I. M. T. [British and Irish Magnetic Telegraph] Company. . . . The signals were transmitted without difficulty and in an excellently observable state when the weather was reasonably good. In some of the heavy Irish showers, they were rather weak, but never too faint for observation.</p><p>"The operation was naturally protracted by the impossibility of securing in every case transits at Greenwich, transits at Valentia, and galvanic signals. But the principal cause of delay was the irregularity of some clerk, name and station unknown . . . who did not always follow out your brother&#39;s regularity in establishing connexions. We imagine him to be an Irishman and entitled to use the national privilege of irregularity, and accordingly we forgive him heartily, and thank him for the connexions which he did make. . . ."</p><p>Airy had been consulted about the feasibility of submarine telegraphy prior to the laying of the first Atlantic cable, his opinion at the time being that it was "a mathematical impossibility to submerge a cable at so great a depth" (quoted in Carter 1968, 125). Origins of Cyberspace 110.</p>

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        L&#39;Universel illustrations contemporaines

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

      [Bookseller: Librairie Traits et Caracteres]
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        A STRANGE STORY. By the Author of "Rienzi," "My Novel," etc. etc. etc. In Two Volumes

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

      [Bookseller: Thompson Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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