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        MÉMOIRE (MEMOIRE) SUR LES CORPUSCULES ORGANISÉS (ORGANISES) QUI EXISTENT DANS L'ATMOSPHÈRE (L'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.

      [Bookseller: H. W. Fichter Kunsthandel e.K.]
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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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        Improviseret Vers om Missis og Mags-Lovdi.

      . Handskrevet og med initialer signeret digt pa 4 vers dateret Basnaes Juni 1862. "Missis seer til Lovdi hen, Han Kjaemmet var og vasket, Hun siger: "var han en Ungersvend, Til Gretnagreen vi trasket!". - Missis sidder saa luunt og godt, klapper saa Lovdis Manke, Han er for hende som AEblekompot, Han er hendes stadige Tanke. - Missis kjörer i Carabank, og det har der gjort saa mange, Hun kysser paa Lovdis Pusselank, Og taber Shawlet to Gange. - Missis og Lovdi saettes paa Vers, De sidde til Verdens Ende. Ingen maa komme de to paatvers, Han göer og hun vil skjende". Basnaes Juni 1862. H.C.A. * Digtet er skrevet til Agnes Dunlop (f. pa St. Croix 1830 - d. Köbenhavn 1908) ogsa kaldet Mis og hendes hund Lovdi. Hun var datter af plantageejer John Baltazar Dunlop og var, indtil indgaelsen af aegteskab 1863 med digteren og adjunkt ved Sorö Akademi Michael Rosing, selskabsdame hos Fru Scavenius pa Basnaes. H.C. Andersen naevner hunden i sin dagbog 15.11. 1860. Digtet er sa vidt det vides ikke trykt i nogle samlinger. Manuskriptet har vaeret foldet 2 gange..

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        One of the first printings of Lincolnís Emancipation Proclamation west of the Mississippi

      Fort Dodge, Iowa: , October 4, 1862 Original newspaper, ìThe Fort Dodge Republican,î 2p, 16" x 22.5", front & verso: identical printing on each side. Fort Dodge, Iowa, October 4, 1862. One horizontal and one vertical fold, nicks, creases. Minor flaws. Very Good condition. Seven columns. Headline atop the third column: "The President's Emancipation / Proclamation," issued in Washington, D.C., September 22, 1862. The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Lincoln on January 1, 1863, quoted from this 1862 proclamation, beginning: "Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:î From this newspaper, in part: îThat on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom. ìThat the Executive will, on the first day of January aforesaid, by proclamation, designate the States and parts of States, if any, in which the people thereof, respectively, shall then be in rebellion against the United States; and the fact that any State, or the people thereof, shall on that day be, in good faith, represented in the Congress of the United States by members chosen thereto at elections wherein a majority of the qualified voters of such State shall have participated, shall, in the absence of strong countervailing testimony, be deemed conclusive evidence that such State, and the people thereof, are not then in rebellion against the United StatesÃ?î

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        The History of King Philip's War by the Rev. Increase Mather, D.D., Also, a History of the Same War, by the Rev. Cotton Mather, D.D., to which are added An Introduction and Notes"

      Boston: J. Munsell, 1862. Limited Edition. Half-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. Limited edition, one of 11 large paper copies (250 smaller paper copies were printed simultaneously). Original wrappers bound in with original title label mounted on rear flyleaf. Goodspeed catalog number in pencil on verso of front endpaper. A few very faint spots on boards, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1862 Half-Leather. xxxii, 281 pp. Navy blue leather spine & corners over cloth, gilt titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispieces of Increase & Cotton Mather. An account of the First Indian War (1675-1678), called King Philip's War by the English in derisive description of the Native American leader Metacomet. This work combines Increase Mather's 1676 work entitled ""A brief history of the war with the Indians in New-England..."" with a history of the same war by his brother Cotton Mather, which originally appeared in his Magnalia Christi Americana. The two appear in two separate type faces, so they can be read together as a continuous narrative, or compared against one another. Extensive footnotes with preface and introductory note by Samuel G. Drake, who also contributed to a 19th century edition of Thomas Church's history of King Philip's War. Fold-out chart of the Pedigree of the Family of Mather precedes Drake's introductory material. Sabin 46693. Howes M-400."

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        El Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, compuesto por.Nueva edición, adornada con láminas de cobre, cuyas planchas son propiedad de la Real Academia Española. Tomo Segundo

      Imprenta Nacional, Madrid 1862 - 36 cm. Holandesa piel editorial. Dorados lomo. (Sólo el tomo II de esta excelente edición y segunda parte del Quijote). 16 láminas. Excelente estado general. Leves puntos de óxido en mmárgenes de cuatro láminas. IX-439 pp.- 8 h. En español. Book in spanish. El pago contrarrembolso lleva un recargo de 2 euros. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Boxoyo Libros S.L.]
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        Die Krankheiten des Ohres. Ihre Erkenntniss und Behandlung. Ein Lehrbuch der Ohrenheilkunde in Form akademischer Vorträge.

      Würzburg, Stahel, 1862.. XII, 262 Seiten mit 13 Textabb. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückentitel (Rücken berieben).. *Seltene erste Ausgabe des ersten akademischen Lehrbuchs für Ohrenheilkunde. - Tröltsch war Otologe von Weltruf. 1857 begann er zu praktizieren und wandte sich auf Grund seines Rufes bald ganz der Ohrenheilkunde zu. Er lehrte zunächst in privatem Rahmen und erhielt 1861 den ersten Lehrstuhl für Ohrenheilkunde in Würzburg. 1862 erscheint sein berühmt gewordenes Lehrbuch der Ohrenheilkunde, 1864 begründet er zus. mit Politzer und Schwartze das 'Archiv für Ohrenheilkunde' und 1879 wird die otiatrische Poliklinik gegründet. Tröltsch's Arbeit war von außerordentlichem Einfluß auf den Fortschritt der Ohrenheilkunde und der Beginn der Otologie als eigenständige medizinische Disziplin. - Anfangs und am Schluß papierbedingt gebräunt.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("P. T. Barnum"), to "My dear Henry" [Henry D. Beach] about Miss Warren and General Tom Thumb

      New York, december 25, 1862 - Barnum encourages Henry Beach of the New York Sun to write favorably of the marriage between General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren. Reading in part: "If you will at the same time quietly suggest in three or four lines that the elegant little woman Miss [Lavinia] Warren now at the St. Nicholas Hotel would make a brilliant match for the little General, the thing will be complete! If I don't make it up to the Sun in the way of advertising two-fold, charge me what you please & I will pay it." Lavinia Warren and General Tom Thumb married in 1863 to great fanfare and press coverage 8vo. 1 page pen and ink on "Office of the New-York Sun" stationery. Small puncture affecting one word, faint creasing from prior folding

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        Civil War Patriotic Movable Tent Valentine with Its Original Patriotic Envelope

      , 1862. 1862. Often referred to as "The Soldier's Farewell," this set of cover and movable card is the second hardest Civil War patriotic to find and is identified as "Extremely Rare" in Walcott (see number 2380). The valentine features a flag draped tent with movable flaps that open to reveal a soldier writing a letter to his sweetheart at home. Both card and cover are unused. The card is clean with some light edge wear and one light dot of foxing. The envelope has some light soiling and is missing the top flap and one side flap.. Card and Envelope. Very Good.

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        Important and Lengthy War-Date Letter from West Point about Weaponry

      West Point, 1862. West Point, 1862. unbound. 6 pages (front and back), 10 x 8 inches, West Point, New York, September 8, 1862. Signed "S. V. Benet" and written to Col. Alexander Hamilton Bowman, Supt. of the United States Military Academy, reporting on an ordinance trial of a projectile designed by American inventor Michael Ritner that could actually penetrate iron...but would be denied a production contract, in very small part: "...One of the objects of the trial was to test the penetrating power of lead projectiles when fired against iron plates. The gun used was a 50 pound semi-steel caliber 5.1 inches - rifled. On July 29 - a lead shot, in the form of a night cylinder, weighing 32lbs, with India rubber sabot, a charge of 8 lbs mortar powder...was fired at a wrought iron plate 46 inches from a vertical distance...92 feet from the muzzle of the gun. The iron plate was strongly supported by timbers...the lead shot struck the plate in the center, penetrating 1 1/2 inches - the indentation being 8 inches in diameter. The iron plate was bent and riddled, and cracked in the rear, clear across and nearly through its entire thickness..." Benet would go on to perform many additional tests, several conducted using large amounts of black powder and 100lb. rifled Parrot Guns, but in conclusion he wrote: "There is nothing in the whole trial to show that any material benefit is to be derived from the use of India rubber wads or sabots." Just six months before this letter was written, the Ironclad vessels Merrimack and Monitor fought a battle that ended in a draw, partly because neither ship had the capacity to infiltrate iron plating with an effective projectile. Two metal-rimmed punch holes in the left margin, small stain in the upper right corner of the first page, and two horizontal folds. Very good condition. Career military officer who fought through the Civil War, eventually being promoted through the ranks to Brigadier General and Chief of United States Army Ordinance. He was the father of Col. James Walker Benet and Laurence Vincent Benet (United States Navy), and the Grandfather of poets Stephen Vincent Benet and Laura Benet. He died on Jan. 22, 1895 and is interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Benet played a significant role in the American Army's organizational / technological modernization, which had its modest beginnings before the Spanish-American War.

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        The Poetical Works of John Dryden

      Edinburgh - James Nichol, 1862. Edinburgh - James Nichol, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of the Poetical Works of John Dryden with a biographical notice and critical dissertation written by Rev. George Gilfillan and the text edited by Charles Cowden ClarkeIn two volumes complete. John Dryden (1631 - 1700) was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott called him Glorious John. He was made Poet Laureate in 1668. George Gilfillan (1813 - 1878) was a Scottish author and poet. He was one of the spasmodic poets, and an editor and commentator of earlier British poetry. With an ink inscription dated 1863 to front blank of volume one. Condition: In calf bindings. Externally,generally smart but with slight wear to extremities, slight rubbing and marks to boards and slight fading to spines. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean throughout but with slight foxing predominantly to front and rear of volumes. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Dictionnaire General des Lettres, des Beaux-Arts et des Sciences Morales et Politiques. In twovolumes

      Paris - Dezobry, Tandou andCo, 1862. Paris - Dezobry, Tandou andCo, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A comprehensive French reference work of letters, Fine Arts and Moral and Political Sciences. Includes for letters: grammar, linguistics, rhetoric, poetics, versification, criticism etc. For the fine arts: archictecture, sculpture, music etc. For moral and political sciences: philosophy, psychology, logic etc. Withdemonstrative illustrations in the text. Bachelet was one of the authors-directors of the Historical Dictionary of Biography, a company of writers, artists, publicists and scholars. This dictionary was produced with the collaboration and co-direction of M. Ch. Dezobry. Louis Charles Dezobry (17981871) was a French historian and historical novelist. Jean-Louis-Theodore Bachelet, (1820-1879), was a French scholar. He is the author of the famous Louis Charles Dezobry General Dictionary of biography and history, mythology, geography, ancient and modern compared antiques and institutions Greek, Roman, French and foreign. Paris, 1857 and 1863. Reissue: Paris, in Delagrave, 1889 (2 volumes, 2989 pages),the Dictionary of Biography and History, Paris, 1863 (in collaboration with Louis Charles Dezobry), and the Dictionary of Arts, Fine Arts and Moral and Political Sciences, Paris, 1863 (in collaboration with Louis Charles Dezobry). He was also the author of books of simple extension, published under his name or under the pseudonyms of Grove or Mignan by Mgard editions of Rouen: The Hundred Years War (1852), The French in Italy in the sixteenth century (1853), History of Napoleon I (1854), the Great French ministers: Suger, Jacques Court, Sully, Richelieu, Mazarin, Colbert (1855), St. Louis king of France (1863), Francis and his century (1869), the illustrious men of France (1874). Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally sound although a bit rubbed. The hinges have been reinforced but are slightly strained a few pages in. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and generally clean with instances of light scattered spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Geheimnisse des Schaffots. Memoiren von sieben Scharfrichter-Generationen. (1685-1847). Aus dem Französischen des H. Sanson, letztem Vollstrecker der Todesurtheile des Hohen Gerichtshofes von Paris. 7 in 3 Bänden

      Berlin, Sacco 1862 - 1864.. Berlin, Sacco 1862 - 1864.. HLdr. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Rückentitel. Fromm V, 23514. - Komplett nicht häufige Ausgabe der berühmt-berüchtigten Erinnerungen aus einem blutigen Berufsleben. - Etwas berieben, Rücken mit kleinen Papierschildchen.

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        ORLEY FARM

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1862.. London: Chapman and Hall, 1862.. Two volumes. Original blindstamped brown-purple grained cloth with gilt decorated spines, untrimmed. Illustrations by J.E. Millais. Spines a little faded (as usual), small perforation to rear endsheet gutter of vol. II, some offsetting to pastedowns and light foxing to endsheets, otherwise a fine set in an amateurish half-morocco slipcase with cloth- covered insert. Very scarce in this condition. First edition in book form (originally issued in twenty monthly parts), possibly mixed issues. Sadleir notes that "reprinting of the two volumes was not simultaneous . . . and I believe that the numerous combinations of varying volumes which exist are due, not always to careless mixing of sets between 1862 and present day, but often to circumstances of publication." In this set, the first volume corresponds generally with Sadleir's first issue, bearing the stabholes of the original bound-together parts, vertically grained cloth, and the printer's imprints on verso of the title and on p. 320. However, Sadleir calls for two plates to be together between pp. 86 and 87, and in this volume, one of the plates is bound-in facing p. 73, which Sadleir indicates is a second issue trait. In this set, Volume II has vertically grained cloth, as called for in Sadleir's third issue, but otherwise corresponds with Sadleir's first issue. No advertisements are included in either volume. However, Sadleir indicates: "the presence of absence of a catalogue . . . will, in the case of Orley Farm, have even less than its usual significance, because of the tangled chronology of the novel's piecemeal issue." SADLEIR 13.

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        Magasin des Demoiselles. Tome Dix-Neuvieme. 29. Jahrgang. 1862-63

      Paris, Magasin des Demoiselles, 1862-63,. OHLdr., mit Rückengoldprägung. 460 S. 18 color. Modenbildern (farbige Lithographien), 12 vielgefalt. Notenbeilagen. Signatur auf d. Rücken..

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        Stories of Stories Fun for the Little Ones - Stories of Enchantment from the German Numerous Illustrations

      Boston: G. W. Cottrell, 1862. Boston: G. W. Cottrell, 1862. Grey embossed boards tight, spine bumped, gilt decoration title, edgewear. Additional wood engraved title page : Story of Stories Fun for the Little Ones Notes 328 pgs. Contents. Each Story Having a Maxium and a Moral. Pentamerone orginally published in Naples between 1634 - 1636 in Neapolitan dialect, Dr Grimm suggested abridgement, Taylor translated from the Neapolitan not from the German. Ver y Rare OCLC finds 0 copies. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Illus. by George Cruikshank. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Folklore. Owner's Name. First American Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.

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        6 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Meiningen, 1862-67.. Zusammen 8 SS. auf Doppelblättern. 8vo.. Vier Briefe an Hrn. Förster, einer an dessen Gattin und ein Empfehlungsschreiben an die Saalfelder Schloßverwaltung des Inhalts, daß "Herrn Rath Förster [...] hinsichtl[ich] Durchsuchung des Saalfelder Schlosses nach Kunst- und antiquarischen Gegenständen" alle Räume "vom Keller bis in die Bodenräume" zu zeigen seien (Br. v. 5. XI. 1866, mit gut erhaltenem Siegel). - "Euer Wohlgeboren beeile ich mich, auf Ihren Brief [...] zu erwidern, daß ich Sie ersuche, für 200 Thlr. das Landschaftsbild von Poussin (62" breit 37" hoch) zu erwerben [...]" (Br. v. 10. I. 1862). - "Euer Wohlgeboren sende ich den Cranach zurück, da mein Vater sich leider nicht entschlossen hat, dieses treffliche Bild für die Gallerie anzukaufen [...]" (Br. v. 25. XII. 1862). - "Anbei sende ich Ihnen eine Abschrift der Schätzung, welche Prof. Weiß, welcher etwa 6 Wochen hier verweilte, von der Kupferstichsammlung aufgestellt hat. Derselbe hat Blatt für Blatt durchgesehen. Wollen Sie das Verzeichniß an Herrn Drugulin senden [...]" (Br. v. 18. II. 1867). - Georg II. war berühmt für sein Wirken für das Theater und insbesondere den Aufbau des Meininger Hoftheaters und der Meininger Theatergruppe. Zusammen mit seiner dritten Frau, der Schauspielerin Ellen Franz, der späteren Freifrau von Heldburg, führte er diese Gruppe zu internationalem Ruhm mit Auftritten in Berlin, Wien und in vielen Orten Mittel- und Osteuropas. Meiningen gilt noch heute als Theaterstadt. Enge Kontakte unterhielt der kunstsinnige Regent auch zu Musikern und Malern wie Wilhelm von Kaulbach oder Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld.

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        Stories of Stories Fun for the Little Ones - Stories of Enchantment from the German Numerous Illustrations

      G. W. Cottrell, Boston 1862 - Grey embossed boards tight, spine bumped, gilt decoration title, edgewear. Additional wood engraved title page : Story of Stories Fun for the Little Ones Notes 328 pgs. Contents. Each Story Having a Maxium and a Moral. Pentamerone orginally published in Naples between 1634 - 1636 in Neapolitan dialect, Dr Grimm suggested abridgement, Taylor translated from the Neapolitan not from the German. Ver y Rare OCLC finds 0 copies. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        AMERICAN CIVIL WAR]. Archive of Four Autograph Letters Signed "George D. Robertson, John Cosgrove" Lincoln Cavalry Letters to Matthew Cosgrove, all on Colour Patriotic Letter Sheets Discussing Life in the 1st New York Cavalry.

      1862 - Various places, Jan.-Mar. 1862. Octavo (20x12,5 cm). Total 14 pages. Brown ink on beige colour patriotic letter sheets, including one Magnus "For the Union" sheet depicting the Massachusetts. Some mild damp staining but overall a very good archive. This archive describes life in the 1st New York Cavalry, the "Lincoln Cavalry" formed in New York City by Carl Schurz. All of the letters are written in the first-person singular, but bear the same unusual closing in one hand: "Your friend and brother, George D. Robertson, John Cosgrove." The letters make frequent reference to "Jack," and one bears a postscript from G.D.R. Apparently, Robertson wrote these often humorous letters at the behest of John Cosgrove, an Irish immigrant who was presumably illiterate. The last of these letters offers a perhaps exaggerated account of an action near Manassas: "Drove in the Reble pickets, 14 of our boys charged on about 150 rebles, routed them & took 13 prisoners. We scared them so bad that they did not stop running till they were 20 miles beyond Manassas" (16 March 1862). John Cosgrove (born ca. 1836) and George D. Robertson (ca. 1829-1862) both served in the 1st New York Cavalry, Company A, with Private Cosgrove surviving his three-year enlistment. Robertson reached the rank of sergeant before being fatally wounded; he died in a hospital in Chambersburg, PA in October 1862. "The First Battle of Bull Run, also known as First Manassas (the name used by Confederate forces), was fought on July 21, 1861, in Prince William County, Virginia, near the city of Manassas, not far from Washington. The Union forces were slow in positioning themselves, allowing Confederate reinforcements to arrive by rail. Each side had about 18,000 poorly trained and poorly led troops in their first battle. It was a Confederate victory followed by an embarrassing retreat of the Union forces. It was the first major land battle of the American Civil War" (Wikipedia).

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        Orley Farm. With Illustrations by J. E. Millais. In Two volumes

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1862.. London: Chapman and Hall, 1862., 1862. FIRST EDITION, mixed, later issues as commonly found. 2 volumes, with black and white illustrations by J.E. Millais. Original cloth with half-titles, no ads. Internally clean, faint toning/spotting to plates, glazed endpapers both with erasure to flyleaf with resultant small loss, elegant armorial bookplate to pastedowns. Cloth is generally clean and bright with some minor edgewear. Very good indeed.

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        Der Idiotismus und die Idiotenanstalten mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Verhältnisse im Königreiche Hannover. Im Auftrage des Comites zur Errichtung von Erziehungs- und Pflegeanstalten für geistesschwache Kinder im Königreiche Hannover veröffentlicht.

      Hannover, C. Rümpler, 1862.. Gefalt. farbig lithogr. Tafel, VIII, 142 S. Türkisfarbener Pp.-Bd. mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt (minimal fleckig).. Erste Ausgabe. - Kreuter I, 173. - 'Die kleine Schrift ist aus dem Bestreben hervorgegangen, der traurigen Lage der unglücklichen Schwach- und Blödsinnigen aufzuhelfen, die Leiden von Kranken zu lindern, welche nicht klagen, und das Wort für die zu ergreifen, welche ihre Sache nicht selbst führen können' (Vorwort). Die Karte zeigt 'Die Verbreitung des Idiotismus im Königreich Hannover nach der Irrenzählung von 1856' - G. Brandes (1821 - 1880) machte sich um die Reorganisation des Irrenwesens in Hannover verdient. 'Seinen Bemühungen ist die Errichtung der Idiotenanstalt Langenhagen zu danken' (K.). - Aus der Bibliothek der Könige von Hannover. Schönes Exemplar mit dreiseitigen Goldschnitt.

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        TRAITÉ DE L'IMPRESSION PHOTOGRAPHIQUE SANS SELS D'ARGENT CONTENANT: L'HISTOIRE, LA THÉORIE ET LA PRATIQUE DES MÉTHODES ET PROCÉDÉS DE L'IMPRESSION AU CHARBON, DE L'HÉLIOPLASTIE, DE LA PHOTOLITHOGRAPHIE, DE LA GRAVURE PHOTOCHIMIQUE, ETC., ETC

      Paris: Leiber, 1862. Paris: Leiber, 1862. First edition. 8vo., iv, 182 pp., 2 leaves with photomechanical etchings, lacking the b&w carbon photograph, illustrations in text. The fragments of the original paper wrappers have been conserved on archival paper. Occasional foxing, ex-library stamps and marks, a good copy. Housed in a new custom made cloth and decorative paper clamshell box. One of the etchings in this copy differs from our other copy. Formerly, this volume was in the collection of the library of the Société Francaise de Photographie, and bears their deaccessions stamp. OCLC locates only 5 copies, none in North America.

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        Historically Important Autographed Letter Signed

      Washington, 1862. Washington, 1862. unbound. Outstanding and historically important War-Date autographed letter signed. 1 page, 4.5 x 5.5 inches, Washington, D.C., March 5, 1862. Written on the very day that Wilkinson's resolution led to the expulsion of Senator Bright for treason, in full: "...To day the Senate are to decide upon one of the most grave questions which ever came before it..viz. the expulsion of Jesse D. Bright a Senator from Indiana. The charge is disloyalty within the Government under which he has lived and been honored. My hope is that the Senate will do its duty...yours truly M.S. Wilkinson." After writing this memo to himself - Bright returned to the Senate Chambers and cast his vote to expel Senator Bright. The final tally was 32 votes for expulsion and 14 against. Wilkinson, on Dec. 16, 1861, had introduced a letter before the full Senate that had been acquired from a captured Confederate gun-runner. The letter was a formal introduction for the gun-runner to Confederate President Jefferson Davis - written by Senator Bright. Based on the evidence presented by Wilkinson, the formal vote for expulsion was scheduled and carried out on Feb. 5, 1862. Upon expulsion, Senator Bright had to flee the State of Minnesota and all of his property was confiscated by Union authorities. Also sold with this lot is the signature of disgraced Senator Jesse D. Bright on a slip of paper, mounted to 3" x 5" card with a war-date inscription "Expelled from Senate - 34th Congress Feb. 1862...for Treason." Both items in very good condition. American politician and United States Senator from Indiana (1859 - 1865), best remembered for bringing a resolution before the Senate for the expulsion of U.S. Senator Jesse D. Bright for treason on March 5, 1862.

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        Mémoire sur les Corpuscules Organisés qui Existent dans l'Atmosphère, Examen de la Doctrine des Générations Spontanées

      Victor Masson et Fils, Imprimerie de Bachelier, Paris 1862 - Pasteur's paper demonstrating that infection is spread by germs appears on pp 5-110 of this edition of "Annales de Chimie et de Physique" (Troiseme Serie, Tome LXIV, 1862). 128 pp. + 2 plates. , 8vo. Brown quarter leather spine with four raised bands, black leahter patch title with gold embossed titling. Cover boards covered with marbled paper, light scuffing from shelf wear. Interior has light age toning, foredge deckled. Two large folding plates diagramming the experiment and findings have light foxing, original tissue guards intact. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        NOLAN'S SYSTEM FOR TRAINING CAVALRY HORSES

      D. Van Nostrand, New York 1862 - Garrard was the Captain of the Fifth Cavalry, U.S.A. Bound in later half-morocco (goat) with original publisher's gilt-embossed mounted cavalryman on front board and same image in blind, on rear. Contrasting spine title gilt. Five raised bands, compartments ruled and ornamented gilt. Early owner's inscriptions to front free endpaper, dated July, 1863, December 1874. First Lieutenant P.B. Johnson (promoted to Captain and Assistant Quartermaster the following year, in 1864) was a well-known newspaper correspondent and Republican activist in the states of Washington and Oregon, becoming editor and (soon thereafter) sole owner of the Walla Walla (Washington) Union, at some point working for the Portland, Oregonian. and finally giving up his financial interest in the Walla Walla paper in 1890. Some traces of glue remains and erasures from prior owner's tags, glued clippings, or library markings. Board bright with some soiling. 114 pp. plus 12 pp. Ads (Van Nostrand Military and Naval publications. A real sharp copy of a rare [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Archaeopterix lithographica.

      1862 - Meyer, Hermann von (1801-69). Archaeopteryx lithographica aus dem lithographischen Schiefer von Solenhofen. Offprint or extract from an unidentified periodical [Jahrbuch für Mineralogie?], vol. 10 [1861?]: 53-56. Lithographed plate. Loose in paper wrappers, a bit chipped, title in ms. on front wrapper. Very good.First Edition, and very rare . This is the first copy we have handled in more than 40 years of trading. In 1861 von Meyer, one of the most distinguished 19th-century paleontologists, became the first to describe and name the prehistoric bird Archaeopterix lithographica, fossils of which had recently been discovered in the Jurassic limestone near Solenhofen in Bavaria. Archaeopteryx is the earliest known bird to date, and its fossils represent the first evidence of feathers on Earth. Archaeopteryx has often been considered a link between birds and dinosaurs, since it possesses both avian and dinosaur characteristics.Von Meyer's first informal description of Archaeopteryx, published in an earlier unillustrated paper, was based on a fossil of a single feather. Later that same year a partial fossil skeleton was found bearing excellent impressions of wing and tail feathers, which von Meyer cited in the present paper, identifying it positively as the remains of an ancient bird and proposing the species name Archaeopteryx lithographica, by which it is still known. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        HEURES DU MOYEN ÂGE.

      Paris, Gruel et Engelmann, 1862. - in-8 carré. 1f. CXCIIpp. 4ff. Plein maroquin havane, fleuron doré au centre des plats, dos à nerfs orné de filets à froid, tranches dorées, contreplats et gardes de papier à motif doré (Gruel). Superbe ouvrage d'une exécution parfaite, imprimé en chromolithographie sur le modèle des livres d'heures du Moyen Âge. Emouvant exemplaire provenant de la famille du célèbre philosophe français Gilles Deleuze (1925-1995), avec des notes manuscrites (probablement de sa grand-mère Jeanne Deleuze, née Fortunet) retraçant sur six pages sa généalogie à partir de 1876. Très bel exemplaire parfaitement conservé. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        La Revolution Francaise Par M. Jules Janin

      Paris - Ch. Lahure et Cie., 1862. Paris - Ch. Lahure et Cie., 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this history of the French Revolution by Jules Janin. In French. Illustrated throughout with numerous vignette engravings by Hippolyte de la Charlerie. Hippolyte de la Charlerie (18271869) was a Belgian painter and illustrator. Among his engravings are scenes of the French Revolution, which he also created for La Rvolution Franaise (1862) by M. J. G. D Armengaud. Jules Gabriel Janin (16 February 1804 19 June 1874) was a French writer and critic. Volume I of two volumes only. Condition: In a cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, though with some dampstaining and marks. Front joint is starting, and rear hinge is strained. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with the occasional patch of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        Important and Lengthy War-Date Letter from West Point about Weaponry

      West Point: , 1862 West Point, 1862. unbound. 6 pages (front and back), 10 x 8 inches, West Point, New York, September 8, 1862. Signed "S. V. Benet" and written to Col. Alexander Hamilton Bowman, Supt. of the United States Military Academy, reporting on an ordinance trial of a projectile designed by American inventor Michael Ritner that could actually penetrate iron...but would be denied a production contract, in very small part: "...One of the objects of the trial was to test the penetrating power of lead projectiles when fired against iron plates. The gun used was a 50 pound semi-steel caliber 5.1 inches - rifled. On July 29 - a lead shot, in the form of a night cylinder, weighing 32lbs, with India rubber sabot, a charge of 8 lbs mortar powder...was fired at a wrought iron plate 46 inches from a vertical distance...92 feet from the muzzle of the gun. The iron plate was strongly supported by timbers...the lead shot struck the plate in the center, penetrating 1 1/2 inches - the indentation being 8 inches in diameter. The iron plate was bent and riddled, and cracked in the rear, clear across and nearly through its entire thickness..." Benet would go on to perform many additional tests, several conducted using large amounts of black powder and 100lb. rifled Parrot Guns, but in conclusion he wrote: "There is nothing in the whole trial to show that any material benefit is to be derived from the use of India rubber wads or sabots." Just six months before this letter was written, the Ironclad vessels Merrimack and Monitor fought a battle that ended in a draw, partly because neither ship had the capacity to infiltrate iron plating with an effective projectile. Two metal-rimmed punch holes in the left margin, small stain in the upper right corner of the first page, and two horizontal folds. Very good condition. Career military officer who fought through the Civil War, eventually being promoted through the ranks to Brigadier General and Chief of United States Army Ordinance. He was the father of Col. James Walker Benet and Laurence Vincent Benet (United States Navy), and the Grandfather of poets Stephen Vincent Benet and Laura Benet. He died on Jan. 22, 1895 and is interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Benet played a significant role in the American Army's organizational / technological modernization, which had its modest beginnings before the Spanish-American War.

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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. Paris: Victor Masson et Fils, Imprimerie de Bachelier, 1862. First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good. Pasteur's paper demonstrating that infection is spread by germs appears on pp 5-110 of this edition of "Annales de Chimie et de Physique" (Troiseme Serie, Tome LXIV, 1862). 128 pp. + 2 plates. , 8vo. Brown quarter leather spine with four raised bands, black leahter patch title with gold embossed titling. Cover boards covered with marbled paper, light scuffing from shelf wear. Interior has light age toning, foredge deckled. Two large folding plates diagramming the experiment and findings have light foxing, original tissue guards intact.

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        Report from the Select Committee on Weights and Measures; together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, Appendix, and Index. Ordered, by The House of Commons, to be printed, 15 July 1862

      London, 1862. London, 1862. 34 cm. 18, 247 Seiten mit zahlreichen Tabellen im Text (davon 2 ausfaltbar). Original-Verlagsbroschur - Das sogenannte "Blue Book", betreffend die Verhandlungen der Parlamentskommission über Dezimalgewichte, etc. Exemplar aus dem Besitz des Oldenburger Oberbaudirektors Otto Lasius (1797 - 1888; vergleiche Biogr. Handb. Oldenburg, S. 412f). Auf dem Umschlagtitel handschriftliche Widmung "To Sir Otto Lasius, Oldenburg From the International Decimal Association by J[ames] Yates"; Titel mit Besitzstempel "Lasius". - Beiliegend handschriftlicher Begleitbrief des Frankfurter Münzmeisters C. Conrad, Münzmeister in Frankfurt, an Lasius, datiert 12. 2. 1863. Rücken oben restauriert - Sprache: Englisch / English -

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        The Quebec Directory for 1862-63 Containing a Complete List of All the Inhabitants of the City, with Full Descriptions of Their Businesses and Professions: And Information Carefully Collected in Reference to Government and Public Offices, Banks, Corporate Institutions & Companies in Quebec.

      John Lovell, Quebec - 1862, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) Very good. 473pp. 12mo with original one quarter black leather with tan paper boards. Some B&W illustrations in text. Light foxing to edge of text block and first few pages. Wear to boards, including front and back, edges and corners. Writing to front board and some pages have small pen or pencil markings in margins that do not affect text. An early directory for Quebec including listings of residents, businesses and public institutions. An interesting little piece of Quebec history with some larger illustrated business ads towards the back. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of William E. Channing, 6 vols.--Vols. I - Vol. VI Seventeenth Complete Edition with An Introduction

      Boston: Walker, Wise and Company, 1862. Boston: Walker, Wise and Company. 1862. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Six volumes, complete. "Seventeenth Complete Edition", 1862. Half polished calf with marbled boards, partially raised bands, gilt-decorataed compartments, black spine labels, marbled endpapers and page-edges, clean unmarked texts, about Very Good copies, all vols. with a small ink- inscription on the first blank, soiling or discoloration to the outer pages, rubbing and wear to thje covers of all vols., some vols. with wear to the spine-labels.

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        Davenport Dunn

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1862. London - Chapman and Hall, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An illustrated edition of Lever's novel Davenport Dunn A Man of Our Day with an illustrated frontispiece to both volumes and an illustrated second title to first volume, with numerous full page engravings throughout. In two volumes complete. Charles James Lever (1806 - 1872) was an Irish novelist. Trollope praised Lever's novels highly when he said that they were just like his conversation. He was a born raconteur, and had in perfection that easy flow of light description which without tedium or hurry leads up to the point of the good stories. Hablot Knight Browne (1815 - 1882) was an English artist, famous as 'Phiz' was an illustrator of books by Charles Dickens, Charles Lever and Harrison Ainsworth. With previous owner's ink inscriptions to front free endpapers. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, generally sound but with wear to extremities, some loss to cloth, heavy staining and slight rubbing to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout but with handling marks,staining and mould to front and rear of each volume with slight loss to endpapers due to this. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        The Idylls of the King

      London - Edward Moxon, 1862. London - Edward Moxon, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of four narrative poemsby Alfred Lord Tennyson which form part of the cycle of Idylls of the King. Including Enid, Vivien, Elaine and Guinevere. Condition: In a red morocco binding. Externally, smart, with just some light rubbing and a few marks. Front hinge strained, causing a closed tear to the title page. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, with just a few instances of foxing. Overall: GOOD..

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        Physiographie der Medicinal-Pflanzen nebst einem Clavis zur Bestimmung der Pflanzen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Nervation der Blätter.

      Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1862.. Gr.-8°. Mit 294 Textabbildungen in Naturselbstdruck. XIV S., 1 Bl., 432 S., HLwd. d. Zt. m. goldgepr. Rückenschild.. Erstausgabe dieser äußerst seltenen Publikation mit Naturselbstdrucken. - Der österr. Paläobotaniker Constantin Frh. von Ettingshausen (1826-97) schloß das Studium der Medizin in Wien 1848 mit der Promotion ab, wandte sich dann der Botanik zu und wurde Assistent bei Stephan Endlicher am Botanischen Institut der Univ. Wien. Als Kustosadjunkt der Geologischen Reichsanstalt bereiste Ettingshausen die wichtigsten fossilen Fundstätten Österreichs, brachte von dort große Sammlungen mit und erhielt 1854 die Professur für Physik, Zoologie und Mineralogie an der Medizinisch-Chirurgischen Josephsakademie. 1856 wurde Ettingshausen in die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina gewählt. 1871 folgte er einem Ruf als Ordinarius für Botanik und Paläophytologie nach Graz, begründete dort ein Paläobotanisches Institut und war 1881 Rektor der Universität. Zusammen mit Alois Pokorny veröffentlichte er 1855 "Physiotypia plantarum Austriacarum". - "[...] Dem hochverdienten [...] Alois Ritter von Auer, welcher im Interesse des Unterrichtes die Ausstattung dieses Buches mit Abbildungen im Naturselbstdruck in ausgedehntester Weise ermöglichte, und die grösste Sorgfalt darauf verwenden liess, erlaube ich mir [...] den aufrichtigsten Dank auszusprechen" (Vorwort). - Einband etw. berieben. Vorsatzbl. m. Prägestempel. Etw. gebräunt bzw. stockfleckig. - Pritzel 2760; Nissen, BBI 612; ÖBL I, 272.

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        Jocelyn

      Paris - Pagnerre - Furne et cie - L. Hachette, 1862. Paris - Pagnerre - Furne et cie - L. Hachette, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine (Alphonse-Marie-Louis de Prat de Lamartine) (1790-1869) was a French writer, poet and politician. He is famous for his partly autobiographical poem, Le Lac which describes in retrospect the fervent love shared by a couple from the point of view of the bereaved man. He is considered to be the first French romantic poet (though Charles-Julien Lioult de Chnedoll was working on similar innovations at the same time), and was acknowledged by Paul Verlaine and the Symbolists as an important influence. Lamartine was one of very few French literary figures to combine his writing with a political career. Raised a devout Catholic, Lamartine became a pantheist, writing Jocelyn and La Chute d'un ange. He wrote Histoire des Girondins in 1847 in praise of the Girondists. He was elected a 'dput' in 1833, and was briefly in charge of government during the turbulence of 1848. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from February 24, 1848 to May 11, 1848. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with the boards securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities includingsome rubbing and fading. Internally, the pages are generally bright with the occasional light spot confined mostly to the margins and endpapers. Overall, the condition of this volume is very good..

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        The City of the Saints, and Across the Rocky Mountains to California (1st US Edition).

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1862. - Rebound in an attractive, understated brown cloth with titling and simple decoration in gilt to the spine. Pages: xii + 574 + 2 (publisher's adverts), collating complete with all illustrations including the tissue-guarded frontis, maps, plates, and illustrations in the text. Burton made this trip in the wake of his public feud with Speke following their explorations of the African lakes in search of the source of the Nile. Condition: the covers are in Fine condition. The pages are in Very Good Plus condition overall, with tanning towards their edges. Some have a little soiling, and small chips to the edges. Faint pencil underlining and marginalia to a few pages. Short tear to the tissue guard at the frontis. One of the folding maps has a partial tear along one of its folds. Book ref 560. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GROUP OF OUR PRISONERS TAKEN AT FORT DONELSON [manuscript title]

      [Fort Donelson, Tennessee. February, 1862].. [Fort Donelson, Tennessee. February, 1862].. Pencil sketch, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. Minor wear. Fine. An original pencil sketch by Alexander Simplot (1837- 1914), an artist covering the Civil War for HARPER'S WEEKLY. Simplot, a native of Iowa, was a schoolteacher and artist turned war correspondent. Early in 1862, Simplot began traveling with the army of U.S. Grant, and was thus present at the surrender of Fort Donelson in Tennessee, where he made this sketch. After days of fighting, the Confederates surrendered Fort Donelson to Grant (Feb. 16, 1862), with thousands of prisoners taken into Union custody. The victory was one of the first major pieces of good news for the Union, and Grant's demand for immediate surrender gave him the reputation of "Unconditional Surrender" Grant and set him on the path to success. This sketch of the ragged Confederate prisoners was not used in publication during the war, but was published by Frank Leslie in an 1896 retrospective entitled FAMOUS LEADERS AND BATTLE SCENES OF THE CIVIL WAR. The image shows a group of Confederates with their backs to the artist, huddled in capes or blankets and guarded by a Union soldier. It is signed by Simplot and titled by him on the verso.

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        Tragedies de Sophocle

      Paris - Charpentier, 1862. Paris - Charpentier, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of seven Greek Tragedies by Sophocles translated into French from the Greek by M. Artaud. Sixth edition. Plays included in this volume are: Ajax, Electra, Oedipus the King, Oedipus in Colonus, Antigone, Philoctetes In Troy, and Trachiniae. With notes on Sophocles to front and preceding each play. Sophocles (c497/6 BC- c405 BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedianswhose plays have survived. Bookseller's label to verso of front free endpaper. Condition: In quarter crushed morocco with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities and the odd mark and slight rubbing to boards. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Bright but with occasional scattered spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Douze leçons sur l'art de la verrerie.

      Paris, Bourdier 1862 - In-8 [219 x 131 mm]. Collation : (4), 112 pp. Cartonnage de l'époque. L'industrie verrière vit par la tradition et évite la publicité et "si l'on excepte les Encyclopédies et les traités de chimie, aucun travail d'ensemble n'a été fait sur elle depuis un siècle et demi." Illustré par 20 figures dans le texte. Tiré à part des "Annales du Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers". Envoi manuscrit, "A monsieur Chancel, avec les compliments affectueux de l'auteur. E. Péligot". Le chimiste Gustave Chancel remplaça Charles Gerhardt, à la chaire de chimie de Montpellier. On trouve page 5 une correction à la plume de la main de l'auteur. Des rousseurs. Bon exemplaire par ailleurs. // You can browse all my books on latude.net [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The

      London - James Hogg and Sons, 1862. London - James Hogg and Sons, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Gilt embossed cloth binding with plates by HK Browne and engraved by the Dalziel brothers including frontispiece ! Contains history to various people and places including William Congreve, Beau Nash, Philip Wharton, Philip Dormer Stanhope and others. The authors, Grace and Philip Wharton, are the pseudonyms of Katherine (Byerley) Thomson (1792-1862) and John Cockburn Thomson (1834-1860). Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached. There is some wear to the extremities including some partial loss to the top and bottom of the spine, and some slight fading to the spine. Internally the book is clean and bright throughout apart from the odd handling mark..

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        The Works of Edmund Spenser

      London - Bell and Daldy, 1862. London - Bell and Daldy, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce early edition of this collection of The Works of Edmund Spenser edited by John Payne Collier. With decorative pieces throughout and decorative two-colour titles. In five volumes complete. First edition thus. With The Life of Spenser to volume one, followed by the Shepheards Calendarwith The Faerie Queen to rear of volume one and continuing through until volume four in six books. Volume four also contains Two Cantos of Mutabilitie. Volume five containsComplaints; Colin Clouts Comes Home Again; Foure Hymnes; Daphnaida; Prothalamion: Or, a Spousall Verse; Sonnets Prefixed to Various Publications; Brittain's Ida; A View of the State of Ireland and Glossary. Edmund Spenser (c1552 - 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegorycelebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognised as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the English language. Spenser's masterpiece is an extensive poem The Faerie Queene. The first three books of The Faerie Queene were published in 1590, and a second set of three books were published in 1596. This extended epic poem deals with the adventures of knights, dragons, ladies in distress, etc. yet it is also an extended allegory about the moral life and what makes for a life of virtue. Spenser originally indicated that he intended the poem to be twelve books long, so the version of the poem we have today is incomplete. John Payne Collier (1789 - 1883), was an English Shakespearian critic and forger. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, marginal loss to spine labels, theoccasional mark and someink stainsand with slight fading to spines. Four hinges tender, three strained. Internally, bindings strained in places. Bright but with occasional slight foxing and handling marks and with some pages unopened. Overall: GOOD.

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        L'Histoire Romaine a Rome. In three volumes

      64 - Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1862. 64 - Paris - Michel Levy Freres, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The major work of this French philologist, concerning the history of Rome. Each volume has a bookbinder's stamp for Zaehnsdorf to the verso of the front free-endpaper. Featuring a fold out map to the rear of Volume II. Volumes II (second edition, 1863), III (first edition, 1862) and IV (first edition, 1864) of four volumes. Condition: In half crushed morocco bindings, with marbled boards and endpapers. Externally, extremely good order with justa little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound and remarkably bright. Volumes II and III have foxing throughout, sometimes affecting text. Volume IV has occasional foxing, sometimes affecting text. Small closed tear to map. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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