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        British Conchology, Or An Account Of The Mollusca Which Now Inhabit The British Isles And The Surrounding Seas [FIRST EDITION SET COMPLETE IN FIVE VOLUMES]

      John Van Voorst, London. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Volume One. 1862. Land And Freshwater Shells. Volume Two. 1863. Marine Shells, Comprising The Brachiopoda, and Conchifera From The Family Of Anomiidae To That Of Mactridae. Volume Three. 1865. Marine Shells, Comprising The Remaining Conchifera, The Solenoconchia, And Gasteropoda As Far As Littorina. Volume Four. Dated 1867. Marine Shells, In Continuation Of The Gastropoda As Far As The Bulla Family. Volume Five. 1869. Marine Shells And Naked Mollusca To The End Of The Gastropoda, The Pteropoda, And Cephalopoda; With A Supplement And Other Matter, Concluding The Work. Books - in Very Good maroon boards with gilt lettering - usual slight bumping and rubbing to extreme corners also slight wear to extreme ends of spine. Faint spotting to title pages. Volume II - light marking to edge of rear board. Volume IV - light, faint, fine paint spotting to rear board .Volume 5 Light, faint, fine paint spotting to front board, also marked to the long edge front and rear boards. SEE SCANS otherwise nice, tight, clean, bright and tightly bound in original bindings. An Attractive Set of the Desirable 'Coloured' Edition of this classic work. Size: 7.75 inches tall by 5 inches. cxiv, 341, xiv, 465, 393, 486, 258 pages which includes indexes. With a colour frontispiece and protective tissue in each volume, in volumes one, two, three and four 8 full page monochrome illustrations to the rear and in volume five 102 full page colour illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Natural History & Resources; Inventory No: 8199.. THIS SET OF BOOK IS HEAVIER THAN THE AVERAGE UPON WHICH CHARGES ARE BASED AND SO WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR SHIPPING TO ADDRESSES OUTSIDE THE U.K..

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        Eigenhändiger Brief m. Unterschrift. Muskau in der Oberlausitz, 6.XI.1859. 8vo. 1/2 Seite. Sowie eigenh. Gedicht m. U. 1 S. 8vo.

      - An den Besitzer des Lithogr. Instituts, Herrn J. G. Bach in Leipzig. Dankt für ein Werk und kündigt seinen Beitrag für Januar an. - Achtzeiliges Gedicht "Kleine Naenie an die Sonne". Mit geprägt. Stempel "Bath". - Beiligend: Eigenhändiger Brief m. Unterschrift von der Tochter Marie Schefer. Muskau Ober-Lausitz, 30. April 1862. 8vo. 1 Seite. Über das Gedicht Ihres geliebten Vaters aus dem Nachlaß, das sie beilegt. Dankt für die Veröffentlichung eines Albums im Andenken an den Vater Leopold Schefer. gr.

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        War-Date Autographed Letter Signed as Colonel to General Braxton Bragg

      Tennessee, 1862. unbound. 2 pages (front and back), 7.5 x 4.75 inches, Tennessee, November 12, 1862. A very good letter, written entirely in the hand of the famous raider, as elusive today as he was during the war years. In full: "Head Qrts. / Nov. 12, 1862 / 9:00 A.M. / 7-1/2 miles from Lebanon / Genl. / Last night I sent you a dispatch giving you the information that the enemy was in large force at Silver Springs, also at Hartsville, also on the Jeffersonville road. Capt. Boules who was sent with two companies to capture a lot of about five hundred hogs, that the enemy had taken, has just returned. He succeeded in scattering the hogs, killing two of the enemy & taking eight prisoners. He says there is no enemy between this point & Silver Springs. The report of the enemy being in the Seffa__(?) which was brought last night, originated from the enemy sending two regts. of infantry in pursuit of Capt. Boules. They have all returned. These expeditions are for the purpose of foraging. They are completely devastating the whole country, taking everything to the last pound of meat, without even giving receipts for it. In many cases, they are stealing even the wearing apparel, of ladies, breaking open trunks & committing the most outrageous depredations. I have determined not to parole any more prisoners, who are caught about at horse stealing. I have sent an expedition to Hartsville to get some wagons that I have heard are there. I have also sent under Lt. Pettinson, a very reliable efficient man, a company of men to go above Gallatin & destroy the telegraph line which they have almost completed & to fire on the men engaged in repairing the tunnel. I have ordered Col. Bennett to remain at Lebanon with his regt. I have instructed Lt. Pettway to keep on the road from Franklin & capture all the mails & couriers that are passing. I have sent Maj. Nute(?) with about two hundred men, to the road between Scottsville & Gallatin. He has not returned. I will keep you regularly advised if any movement occurs. Very Respectfully Yo. Obt. Sevt. Jno H. Morgan Col. Comd. Brig." Usual toning; one vertical and three horizontal folds; quite legible in bold ink that partially shows through both sides. Morgan's signature is bold, but his rank, "Col Commd Brig" is a bit crowded at bottom. Delicate paper; very good condition. A fascinating example of daily work by the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" which illustrates the activities of the raider on the cusp of a number of important events, and presages one of his greatest successes. At the time of writing this note near Lebanon, Tennessee, Morgan was screening the army, but also preparing to set a date to marry his Tennessee Belle, Mattie Ready (December 14), and also anticipating his promotion to Brigadier General (December 11). Yet his mind was never far from his next daring escapade, and here he reports that a "large force" of the enemy is at Hartsville, Tennessee. Later he mentions that he has sent an expedition to Hartsville to capture wagons. Soon after, Bragg agreed to supply Morgan with infantry support for an attack on the isolated outpost, and on December 7, 1862, Morgan attacked the town and killed or captured over 2,000 Yankees. If November 12 happened to represent a slow part of Morgan's career, within a month he rose to the heights of fame and success, and gained the unflattering attention of President Abraham Lincoln. Following the embarrassing affair, the uncharacteristically furious commander-in-chief demanded an explanation from General Henry Halleck, who was soon burning up the telegraph wires with demands for information, telling General William Rosecrans, "The President directs that you immediately report why an isolated brigade was at Hartsville, and by whose command; and also by whose fault it was surprised and captured." When Rosecrans failed to reply satisfactorily, Halleck persisted, "The most important of the President's inquires has not been answered. What officer or officers are chargeable with the surprise at Hartsville and deserve punishment?" Clearly Morgan had gotten the attention of the President.

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        EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION: General Orders No. 1, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, January 2, 1863 [bound with] General Orders no. 139, US War Department, September 22, 1862 (preliminary proclamation

      Washington DC, US War Department, 1862-1863. First Edition. The 216 General Orders for 1862 (January-December) are 1863 printings. The 201 General Orders and the Circular for 1863 (January 1-June 30) are first printings. The 26-page handwritten index of subjects seems to be unique to this volume. Bound in period half-morocco and marbled boards, ribbed spine, gilt lettering, with the name of Major N.S. Brinton at base of spine. [All we know of Major Brinton is that he was a US Army Paymaster. The New York Times for July 6, 1864 reports: "An act for the relief of Maj. N.S. Brinton, a Paymaster in the United States Army" without further comment.] 7.25" x 5" x 2.5" thick. Hardcover. Very Good. General Orders No.1, January 2, 1863, is the first widely circulated version of the Emancipation Proclamation [see Eberstadt, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, 12]. In addition to the first printing of General Orders No. 1 for 1863 and the second printing of General Orders No. 139 for 1862, the other 415 General Orders in this thick volume deal with enlistments, promotions, casualties, pay, supplies, military departments, courts martial, medical care, .

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        Laelia superbiens.

      [London]. [ 1862-1865]. - Hand colored lithograph, image approximately 15 x 11 inches on sheet size 18 x 13 inches. 1/2 inch mended tear to left lower edge (well outside image area), few faint marks in outer margins; very good, bright condition. Plate XX. An exquisite image of this orchid from the publication by Robert Warner and Benjamin Williams "Select Orchidaceous Plants." This work was designed to highlight some of the most beautiful of the cultivated orchids available to the amateur at a time when the orchid fever was just taking hold in England. The images were drawn and lithographed by the foremost botanical artist of the day Walter Hood Fitch, and printed by the firm of Vincent, Brooks.

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        SLAVERY. PAIR OF WROUGHT IRON SHACKLES, SAID TO HAVE BEEN BROUGHT BACK FROM THE WAR BY AN OFFICER IN THE TENTH LEGION

      Unknown. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1862. More graphics available of. Black American; Negro American; African American; SLAVERY. Pair of wrought iron shackles, said to have been brought back from the war by an officer in the Tenth Legion, The New York 57th. Flat surfaces crudely etched with designs. Condition: some minor rust- generally clean. ; 0 .

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        Kjærlighedens Komedie. Komedie i tre Akter.

      Christiania 1862. 140 s. Fraktur. Priv. shirtryggbd. m. klistermarm. dekler. Gult, orig. foromsl. medbundet. En liten rift i foromsl. og tbl., ellers pen.. Illustreret Nyhedsblads Nytaarsgave for 1863. S & R s. 168 hovedvariant A

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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. First edition. 8vo., iv, 182 pp., 2 leaves with photomechanical etchings, 1 leaf with b&w carbon photograph, 1 illustration in text. Contemporary binding, quarter red morocco with tips, marbled paper over boards, top edge gilt. Original paper wrappers bound in. A few spots of foxing, else a near fine copy. Alphonse Louis Poitevin (1819-1882) was trained as a chemical engineer. After the early discoveries of Daguerre and Talbot, he became interested in photography, and experimented with using daguerreotype plates for the production of printing plates. His experiments led to a method of photomechanical engraving on silver or gold coated metal plates. His experiments with the action of light on bichromated gelatine were the bases for carbon printing and photolithography. His contributions to the development of photomechanical processes made him one of the outstanding inventors of the nineteenth century. This copy bears a SIGNED presentation "A Monsieur Léon Vidal, hommage de profonde gratitude, Poitevin." Vidal experimented with carbon processes and chromolithography during the period that this book was published, and in 1877 he invented a process for photographing in natural colors. The carbon photographic print is of three seated men, Poitevin is one of them and unique to this copy. Roosens & Salu #8164.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

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

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        De Quincey's Works. (Complete) 15 volumes bound as 8 volumes and including an index. Carefully revised by the author and greatly enlarged. [The works of Thomas de Quincey]

      G: in good condition. Covers rubbed. Corners bumped. Endpapers foxed. Some light browning throughout. Tightly bound Reprint Dark-green/gilt half-leather with blue marbled boards 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). i 290pp; ii 244pp; iii 342pp; iv 352pp; v 395pp; vi 333pp; vii 352pp; viii 332pp; ix 310pp; x 326pp;xi 333; xii303; xiii 332pp; xiv 467pp; xv 376pp (index). Engraved frontispiece to each volume. (1) Confessions of an Opium-Eater. (2) Recollections of the Lakes and Lake Poets Coleridge, Wordsworth and Southey. (3) Last Days of Immanuel Kant and other writing (4) The English Mail Coach and other writings (5) Dr Samuel Parr or Whiggism in its Relations to Literature and other writings. (6) Richard Bentley and other writings (7) Protestantism and Other Essays (8) Leaders in Literature with a Notice of Traditional Errors affecting Them (9) The Caesars and Other Papers (10) Style and Rhetoric and Other papers (11) Coleridge and Opium-Eating and other writings. (12) Speculations Literary and Philosophic (13)The Art of Conversation and Other Papers.(14) Autobiographic Sketches 1790-1803. (15) Biographies of Shakespeare, Pope, Goethe and Schiller and on the Political Parties of Modern England; Index. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination. Published: 1862-1863.

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        Historically Important Autographed Letter Signed

      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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        The Republic of Uruguay, Monte Video, Geographical, Social, and Political to which is appended, Life in the River Plate, a Manual for Emigrants

      London.: Effingham Wilson.. 1862.. Full-page and in-text wood engravings, plus four folding maps with outline hand-color, 72pp, 7 1/8 x 5 inches, stiff card wrappers (softbound). Tightly bound with cloth or thick paper spine, possibly a later embellishment. Covers lightly soiled; very good, clean condition. "By Authority of the Monte Videan Government." A booklet evidently prepared for distribution at the Great London Exposition of 1862. Chapters include Memoranda for Emigrants: the Voyage Out; the Introduction, wherein it is written "The little knowledge possessed in Europe of the economical and political institutions of this fine country, have determined the publication of the geographical and statistical information contained in these pages"; following is the main chapter, The Republic of Uruguay, Monte Video, Geographical, Social, and Political which details climate, vegetable productions, trees (utility of), minerals, animals (race horses and fine wool etc.), institutions (hospitals, schools), land and water communication, post offices, commerce, summary of professions, details of the various departments, etc. There follows a chapter Life in the River Plate and a Catalogue of the Articles Exhibited in the Uruguay Department, International Exhibition, London 1862, with information on Jury Awards. A concluding piece discusses Land Sales and Profits in the River Plate. The rear cover quotes from the Times of August 29, 1862: "The Monte Videan territory - for it is better known by the name of its capital - is limited, but extremely fertile, well watered, possesses excellent pastures, an abundance of minerals, as yet unexplored... The deficiency of labour is so great that any man who offers is hired as a shepherd, at wages equal to about £40 per annum, besides rations. This rich and healthy territory, which could easily maintain a population of 2,000,000, probably does not contain 200,000." The four maps in the volume are 1) The World (Route from the United Kingdom to the River Plate) 9 x 11¼ inches; outline coloring of South America and the British Isles. 2) Banda Oriental Republic of Uruguay; Route from Monte Video to Mercedes Estancia Maua: 9 x 5 3/4 inches w/ outline hand color. 3) Valley of the River Plate, Monte Video to Mercedes: 5 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches with outline hand color. 4) Estancia Mauà, Mercedes, Monte Video 1862. Plan of the Estate of his Excellency Snr. Baron De Mauà in the Republic of Uruguay: 11 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches with outline hand color. Modest discoloration to front and rear boards but overall a scarce guidebook associated with the Great Exhibition of 1862 in remarkably good condition. .

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        Paradise and the Peri

      Day & Son 1862. In contemporary brown gilt embossed cloth, beveled edges, titles in gilt, corners and edges very lightly bumped and worn, couple of small marks. Spine, titles and decorative tooling in gilt, edges bumped. Internally, yellow endpapers, no inscriptions, 27 leaves, with full page colourful chromolithographs to both sides, not dated but 1862 (Ray), a tale from Moore's Lallah Rookh. (Ray 229). Moore, published Lalla Rookh in May 1817, although a final delay was caused by the difficult conditions of publishing in the immediate aftermath of the French wars. This monument of romantic orientalism, its four tales illustrating different aspects of a sensuously exotic enthusiasm, was immensely successful, going into many editions, and judged by Thomas Longman after twenty years to be the 'cream of the copyrights' (Letters, 2.821, 23 Nov 1837). See ODNB.

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        GOBLIN MARKET AND OTHER POEMS

      Cambridge and London: Macmillan and Co.,. 1862. original navy blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, top and fore-edge rough trimmed, brown coated endpapers.. Bookplate on front paste-down of Virginia Surtees, an important. biographer and scholar of eighteenth and nineteenth-century artistic. figures in England, including D. G. Rossetti. On the blank. preliminaries are penciled notes by Surtees about when and where she. bought the book, and about the earlier provenance of the book,. documented by a gift inscription from Nelly Thorpe to her sister (the. grandmother of author Theodora Benson). Spine a bit leaned, corner. tips rubbed, still a bright, very good copy of an important book,. rich with associational appeal. (#128551). First edition. "Goblin Market" is a lyrical fairy tale in verse, one of the high-points of Victorian fantasy, a story of how two sisters are tempted by the luscious fruit of "goblin men." Laura gives in to her temptation, paying for the fruit with a lock of her hair. She soon is longing for more fruit but can't find the goblins. Her sister Lizzie, to save her, visits the goblins and suffers their physical abuse, becoming smeared and stained with the fruit, though she resolutely refuses to taste it. When she returns to Laura she invites her to "Come and kiss me, / Never mind my bruises, / Hug me, kiss me, suck my juices / Squeezed from goblin fruits for you ..." This sacrifice and Laura's subsequent vicarious eating of the forbidden fruit cures her. The poem is "probably the most extreme and most beautifully elaborated example of repressed eroticism in children's literature. Although "Goblin Market" was quickly adopted as part of the children's library, it is hard to imagine that the poem was intended specifically for children." - Jonathan Cott (ed.), Beyond the Looking Glass, p. [466]. "The poem has been confidently interpreted by many critics (Leonard Wolf calls it a cautionary tale of the horrors resulting from sexual repression [Horror (1989), p. 94]) but it seems to us that the richness of the work both invites and eludes allegorical readings. The extraordinary sensuousness of the imagery obviously suggests sex (and drugs), but the themes of Temptation, Fall, Redemptive Sacrifice and Communion are also straight from the Bible." - Robert Eldridge. In addition to the title poem, the collection gathers forty-four other short lyrical poems, plus eighteen "Devotional Pieces."

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        A Comprehensive History of India, Civil, Military and Social. Three Volume Set

      London Blackie and Son 1862. G: in Good condition without dust jacket as issued. Boards rubbed and bumped. Hinges weak and cracked but holding. Some loss to feps. Previous owner inscriptions within. Some browning and marking within [First Edition] Blue/gilt hardback cloth cover 270mm x 180mm (11" x 7"). 707pp; 852pp; 743pp. frontis; colour maps; b/w illustrations. Heavy set. Extra shipping will apply outside Europe.

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        Paradise and the Peri

      London: Day & Son, 1862 In contemporary brown gilt embossed cloth, beveled edges, titles in gilt, corners and edges very lightly bumped and worn, couple of small marks. Spine, titles and decorative tooling in gilt, edges bumped. Internally, yellow endpapers, no inscriptions, 27 leaves, with full page colourful chromolithographs to both sides, not dated but 1862 (Ray), a tale from Moore's Lallah Rookh. (Ray 229). Moore, published Lalla Rookh in May 1817, although a final delay was caused by the difficult conditions of publishing in the immediate aftermath of the French wars. This monument of romantic orientalism, its four tales illustrating different aspects of a sensuously exotic enthusiasm, was immensely successful, going into many editions, and judged by Thomas Longman after twenty years to be the ‘cream of the copyrights’ (Letters, 2.821, 23 Nov 1837). See ODNB.

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        Le Bresil Tel Qu'il Est.

      Paris: E. Dentu, 1862.. xviii, [19]-382 pp. 12mo. Modern red buckram with gilt title. First edition. Sabin 23410. LCP Afro-Americana 3560. Borba de Moraes I, 253. Garraux p.103. Conrad: Brazilian Slavery 398. Much information on slave life inclduing the renting out of slaves, prostitution, dress, punishment. Charles Expilly (1814-1886) was quite critical of Brazilian society and especially concerned with the treatment of slaves and women: "if the Empire wishes to endure, it must substitute free for slave labor." Only six copies in OCLC of this edition: Brown, Lib.Co. Phila, Wisc., Univ. Sao Paulo, Bibl. Musee l'Homme (2). A very good or better copy, gilt accession numbers on spine, otherwise no further external or internal markings, scattered foxing, binding fine.

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        The Congressional Globe: 2nd Session, 37th Congress. In 4 Parts

      John Rives, 1862-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 4 volume set. Complete 2nd sessin of the 37th Congress. Contemporary 3/4 leather binding. Marbled boards. Quarto. Hardcover. Good bindings and covers. 2nd session: December 2, 1861 – July 17, 1862 The breath of the leaders of a nation ripped asunder. Includes Senator Charles Sumner's proposal for the emancipation of the slaves in December, 1861. The impassioned words of Senator Lane of Kansas also ring with strength of passionate convictions. Includes Congressional review of the war, the disastrous Union defeats, the danger of English entrance on the Confederate side, the establishment of relations with Haiti, the creation of the income tax, etc.

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        Tables of foreign exchanges : and weights and measures of the principal trading places in Europe equated: with remarks on decimal currency / by H. J. Baird

      Edinburgh : printed for the author by W. P. Nimmo, [1862] - Physical desc.: 112 [212] p. ; 29 cm. Subject: Money - Tables. Foreign exchange rates - Tables. Weights and measures - Europe - Tables. Mathematics - Arithmetic and algebra. Copy from the Library of the Board of Trade. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Gilt cross bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 212 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, BY COL. ROBERT GOULD SHAW TO HIS FAMILY]

      Camp Hicks, Maryland, and Washington. Jan. 24 & July 20, 1862.. 3; 2pp. Folded quarto sheets. Old fold lines, remnants of paper from an album at the corner of the final page of each letter. Near fine. Two war- date letters from the leader of the famed 54th Massachusetts, including one from the Second Manassas campaign. Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863) came from a wealthy Massachusetts family noted for upholding reform and abolitionist causes. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Shaw distinguished himself in combat, surviving the bloody battles of Antietam and Cedar Mountain. After the Emancipation Proclamation was passed in 1863, Massachusetts Governor John Andrew organized the army's first volunteer black unit, the 54th Massachusetts. Despite his initial refusal, Shaw was ultimately persuaded, after considerable cajoling by his family, to reluctantly accept the command. Sent to fight in the Union effort to seize the border islands of the Carolina coast in the late spring of 1863, the regiment proved its valor that summer by holding off Confederate troops at James Island, S.C. "Two days later [July 18, 1863], on Morris Island, Shaw proudly volunteered his regiment to lead the assault on the impregnable Fort Wagner, the first step in an offensive on the Confederate stronghold of Charleston, South Carolina. When the Fifty-fourth charged the fort, 272 were killed, wounded, or captured. One of those who fell was Shaw, leading his African- American troops in battle. Although the assault failed, the bravery of the Fifty-fourth proved the ability of black troops, and in death, the young Shaw was ennobled as a martyr to freedom and as a symbol of enlightened sacrifice" - ANB. Shaw was buried with his troops by the Confederates in a mass grave on the site of the assault. The first letter, dated Jan. 24, 1862, is written to his cousin Annie and comments on the grim conditions at the army's winter encampment and cantonment Camp Hicks. Shaw writes about family news and thanks Annie for a thimble she sent to him. He writes: "Stephen Perkins arrived day before yesterday and brought me the thimble. The present was as welcome as it was unexpected and I thank you very much for being so thoughtful of my wants. Father and Mother arrived a little while after you went away. We had a very pleasant visit from them and it was particularly satisfying to me because I never saw Mother looking in better health or spirits. They stayed at Mrs. Winchester's & Mother had several conversations with Phoebe (the block woman, you know) which amused her very much. She also ascertained to her complete satisfaction that the little hunchback was a secessionist. She fell in love with Col. Gordon, bought him a shovel & pair of tongs and went home & knit him a pair of white gloves. Mr. Trayer, an old gentleman, who lives near here fell in love with her & she gave him a pair of mittens. "We have been having two weeks of terrible weather & you may be thankful you came when you did. The mud in some parts of the camp has been ankle deep for a week and we have not been able to have any drills. Harry and I were indulging last night in some natural grief over that whiskey of Alex's which disappeared long since, but concluded that a large quantity of such a good article would be dangerous in our present state of idleness, as we should be flooded with visitors from morning till night. All furloughs are stopped so I shan't make my expected visit to Staten Island." Shaw's relationship with his parents was somewhat strained, sharing none of their abolitionist fervor. When war came in 1861, however, the Harvard dropout found in the army the direction and prestige he lacked in civilian life. The second letter is addressed to Shaw's mother, Sarah, dated July 20th. He writes: "We left Warrenton five days ago. The streams have been swollen by the recent heavy rains, which has stopped all communication with that town. So there have been no mails. Two brigades of Banks' Corps have been here some time & two more are on the way. Siegel is at Luray & McDowell at Warrenton. This place is on the strait line between the two former. What will be done here no one seems to know, but it is supposed we shall be quiet for a time & I hope eventually cooperate with McClellan in some way. This is a beautiful place and I have had some pleasant rides about here. We keep carefully inside our lines when on pleasure bound, as it might otherwise end in a trip to the Tobacco Warehouse." Two months later Shaw was wounded at Antietam. These two letters do not appear in Russell Duncan's 1992 compendium of Shaw's Civil War letters, BLUE-EYED CHILD OF FORTUNE. The appendix indicates letters with the same dates; however, a search of the Houghton Library archive reveals that their January 24 letter is different from the letter of that date present here (the Houghton letter is addressed to Shaw's father). The July 20th letter listed in the appendix is written to Shaw's mother and may very well be the same as the letter present here; it is noted as being recorded in a volume of his letters published by his mother in 1864 many of which "have been lost or are unavailable" (Duncan). That volume exists in a scant handful of institutional copies and was not examined by us. Russell Duncan, BLUE-EYED CHILD OF FORTUNE (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1992).

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        Australian Exploring Expedition. (Burke and Wills.)

      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 'very scarce' (Australian Rare Books) House of Commons papers based on the despatches of the colonial governors.

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        NEW YORK HERALD: Bound volume of 120 issues from 1 January 1862 to 30 April 1862 with much war reportage

      Hardcover. Spine rubbed. Overall a Very Good and fascinating compilation. Large folio (16" x 21-1/2") bound in half sheep and marbled boards. Includes a number of triple sheets. Extensive reportage of the war with numerous maps throughout. In addition to the war news, the papers have ads and other news. Bound in at the front is a rather scarce broadside: "The New Year's Address of the Newsmen of the New York Herald" illustrated around the border with portraits of Lincoln and various cabinet members and generals. The broadside has a few small library stamps; otherwise, it and the newspapers are generally clean with only occasional browning and a handful of long horizontal tears with no loss. While one occasionally sees individual Civil War issues of this paper offered for sale, rarely does a run, even this short (though more than 2" thick), appear on the market.

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

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

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        Eventyr og Historier.

      1862 1862 - 2 bd. Kbhvn. 1862-63. Illustr. af Vilhelm Pedersen. 440 + 430 s. Som vanligt svagt plettet eksemplar indbundet i samtidigt halvlæder med guld- og blindtryk på rygge. * Første udgave med Vilhelm Pedersens illustrationer. BFN 843 + 847.

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        Colton's New Railroad & County Map of the the United States, the Canadas, Etc

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1862. Colton published a series of maps of America during this period. The present map is mounted in 32 parts on linen folding into cloth case . It gives the census of 1860, Railways, Fortifications, Area, Exports and Imports and shows the exact boundaries of the Federal, Confederate, and Border slave states, including free or non-holding slave states and seceded or confederate states in color outline with color key below map. It contains two inset maps, one of Florida and one of the United States which shows proposed railroad routes. A very good map which does have a few splits at folds and is lacking one board but retains the mounted green advertising slip. A very scarce civil war period folding pocket map..

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        Leben des amerikanischen Generals Johann Kalb.

      Stuttgart, Cotta 1862 - Erste Ausgabe. Sabin 37096. - Die erste wissenschaftliche Biographie (NDB XI, 46) über den Erlanger Offizier, geboren 1721, der im siebenjährigen Krieg als Major in französischen Diensten stand - 1761 wurde er Generalquartiermeisteradjutant bei der Armee des Oberrheins - begab sich zunächst auf Empfehlung Choiseuls 1767 und wieder 1768 nach Nordamerika, um die Stimmung der dortigen kolonialen Bevölkerung gegenüber dem Mutterland Großbritannien zu erforschen. Im Jahr 1777, kurz nach Ausbruch der Revolution, ging er gemeinsam mit Lafayette wieder nach Nordamerika. Im Dezember 1779 übertrug ihm George Washington den Oberbefehl über die Divisionen von Maryland und Delaware, um die Stadt Charleston zu decken. Johann von Kalb fiel 1780 bei Camden. - Das Portrait zeigt General Johann von Kalb in seiner amerikanischer Generalsuniform, darunter seine Signatur. - Fast fleckenfreies Exemplar, nur minimal braunfleckig; aus fürstlicher Bibliothek Stahlstich-Portrait, gestoch. von Henry Gugeler, XIV, 306 Seiten Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenvergoldung und Buntpapierbezug, marmor. Schnitt, 8° [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Civil War Patriotic Movable Tent Valentine with Its Original Patriotic Envelope

      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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        "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. "First edition, folio, pp. [3]-48, inserted tinted lithographic title-p. by Charles Parsons, printed by Endicott & Co, 20 chromolithograph plates by Parsons after Van Lennep, also printed by Endicott; original morocco backed pictorial brown cloth stamped in gilt on the upper cover; hinges reinforced with Japanese tissue, spine rubbed and worn, but sound; internally fine. Bennett (misidentifying the author as Van Lennert), p. 108; Reese, 97.& & Accompanied by: Van Lennep, H. J. The Grave of Henry Martyn. Description to accompany the picture ... printed in oil colors by Messrs. Endicott & Co., NY: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1863, 16mo, pp. 16; original printed wrappers; fine. 6 in OCLC. A detailed description of the following:& & Accompanied by: a separately printed folio chromolithograph captioned ""Tomb of Henry Martyn, at Tocat in Turkey,"" by Charles Parsons and printed by Endicott & Co. Also fine."

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        OCHERKI TORGOVLI... ("Study of the Commerce of the Moscow State [Muscovy] in XVI and XVII Centuries"). First Edition

      St. Petersburg: N. Tiblen 1862 Text in Russian. Quarter-leather. 299 pp. Old library stamps. Front hinge broken. [Rare] Please see the picture. For more images please visit our website.. 1st ed.. HB.

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        [Collection of 44 offprints and pamphlets.]

      v.p.: v.d.. as below. "Sur les proportions relatives du bras, de l'avant-bras, et de la clavicule chez les nègres et les européens, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1862, pp. 13, [2]; not in OCLC; Sur les caractères physiques des mincopies ou habitants des isles Andaman [drop- title], Paris, 1863, pp. 12; not in OCLC; Échelle chromatique des yeux suivie d'une note sur un oeil d'albinos, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1864, pp. 20; not in OCLC; Celse, Paris, 1865, pp. 55; at the head of the title: Conférences historiques de médecine et de chirurgie; 3 in OCLC (none in the U.S.); Sur les proportions relatives des membres supérieurs et des membres inférieurs chez les nègres et les européens, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1867, pp.15; not in OCLC; Discours prononcé sur la tombe de M. L. V. Lagneau [drop-title], [Paris, c. 1867], pp. 3; not in OCLC; Mémoire sur les cranes de Basques de Saint-Jean-de-Luz suive de recherches sur la comparison des indices céphaliques sur le vivant et sur le squelette, Paris, 1868, pp. [4], 79; 3 in OCLC; Sur le transformisme, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1871, pp. [4], 72; not in OCLC; De l'influence de l'éducation sur le volume et la forme de la tÍte, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1873, pp. 19, not in OCLC; Sur l'endocrane. Nouveau instruments destinés a étudier la cavité cranienne sans ouvrir le crane, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1873, pp. 36; 10 illus. in text, not in OCLC; Sur le plan horizontal de la tÍte et sur la méthode trigonométrique, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1873, pp. [4], 72, [3]; 6 figures in the text, 2 in OCLC (both at Yale); Rapport sur la réorganization du service de santé militaire, Paris, 1873, pp. 23, not in OCLC; Sur les doctrines de la diplogénèse, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1874, pp. 27, not in OCLC; Sur les cranes de solutré, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1874, pp. 20, not in OCLC; Sur la valeur des divers angles faciaux, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1875, pp. 31, 6 figures in the text, not in OCLC; Notions complémentaries sur l'ostéologie du crane, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1875, pp. 32, not in OCLC; Sur les indicies de l'omoplate chez l' homme. Les singes et dans la serie des mammifères, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1878, pp. 31, 5 figures in the text, not in OCLC; Sur le plan horizontal du crane, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1879, pp. 24, not in OCLC; Sur la déterminationde l'age moyen, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1879, pp. 24, not in OCLC; Étude des variations craniométriques et de leur influence sur les moyennes détermination de la série suffisante, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1880, pp. 67, not in OCLC; Experiences sur les oeufs a deux jaunes, being an extract from the Annales des Sciences, Paris, n.d. [ca. 1851], pp. 10, not in OCLC; Histoire des Travaux de la Société d' Anthropologie de Paris, Paris, 1863, pp. 60, not in OCLC; Eloge funebre de Pierre Gratiolet, being an extract from vol. 2 of the Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, n.d. [ca. 1865], engraved frontis portrait, pp. 7, not in OCLC; [entry for:] Anthropologie, offprint from Anthropologie, Paris, n.d. [ca. 1866- 7], pp. 275-300, not in OCLC; Sur la classification et la nomenclature craniologiques d'apres les indices céphaliques, offprint of an unidentified periodical, pp. [385]-422, [1], not in OCLC; Sur le stéréographe, nouvel instrument craniolographique, Paris, 1868, offprint from Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie, pp. [4], [99]-126, engraved plate, not in OCLC; offprint from Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie in the form of a letter, Paris, 1867, pp. xxviii, not in OCLC; Nouvelles réchérches sur l'anthropologie de la France en général, et de la basse Bretagne en particulier, Paris, 1869, pp. [4], [147]--209, 2 engraved folding maps, not in OCLC; Histoire de progres des études anthropologiques depuis la fondation de la société, Paris, 1870, pp. [2], [cv]-cxxv, not in OCLC; Sur la mensuration de la capacité du crane, Paris, 1873, pp. 92, [1], Temple and Brown only in OCLC; Sur les cranes de la caverne de l'homme-mort, [Paris, n.d., ca. 1873], offprint from Révue d'Anthropologie, pp. 55, [1], engraved plate, not in OCLC; Nouveaux rénseignements sur les Akka, [Paris, n.d., ca. 1874], pp. 9, [1], 2 engraved plates, not in OCLC; De l'influence de l'humidité sur la capacite du crane, [Paris], 1874, offprint from Bulletins de la Société d'Anthropologie, pp. 38, not in OCLC; Etudes sur les proprietés hygrometriques des cranes, [Paris], 1874, offprint from La Révue d'Anthropologie, pp. [2], 62, not in OCLC; Réchérches sur l'indice orbitaire, Paris, 1876, offprint from La Révue d'Anthropologie, pp. [4], [577]-619, [1], not in OCLC; Sur les monuments megalithiques et les populations blondes de Maroc, par MM. Tissot et Broca, Paris, 1876, pp. 24, engraved map, illus. in text, not in OCLC; Sur la topographie cranio- cérébrale ou sur les rapports anatomique du crane et du cerveau, Paris, 1876, offprint from La Révue d'Anthropologie, pp.79, illus. in text, N.Y. Acad. of Medicine only in OCLC; Séances générales, [Paris], 1877, pp. [9]- 26, not in OCLC; Sur l'angle orbito-occipital, Paris, 1877, pp. [4], 48, engraved plate, illus. in text, not in OCLC; Anatomie comparée des circonvolutions cérébrales, [Paris, n.d., ca. 1878], offprint from Révue d'Anthropologie, pp. [385]-498, not in OCLC; Nomenclature cérébrale, [Paris], 1878, offprint from Révue d'Anthropologie, pp. [193]-236, Minnesota only in OCLC; Etude sur le cerveau du gorille, [Paris, n.d., ca. 1878], offprint from Révue d'Anthropologie, pp. 46, mounted albumen photograph of a gorilla's brain, 2 plates, illus. in text, not in OCLC; Localisations cérébrales. Réchérches sur les centres olfactifs, [Paris, n.d., ca. 1879], offprint from Révue d'Anthropologie, pp. [385]-455, [1], engraved plate, illus. in text, not in OCLC; Discourse d'ouverture, [Paris, n.d., ca. 1880], offprint from Compte Rendu, pp. 7, not in OCLC. Bound in 2 octavo volumes, totaling 1792 pages plus 2 pages of manuscript index at the back of each volume; bound in contemporary maroon roan over marbled boards, gilt-lettered direct on spine; spine faded to tan, else very good and sound."

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        View of the entrance of the cave and stonebridge

      New York: J. Rau, 1862. Color lithograph with modern hand coloring. Image measures 9 1/2" x 13 3/4". Sheet measures 12" x 18 3/4". This rare view of Central Park shows the Ramble Arch Bridge and the entrance to a nearby cave, surrounded by lush grass and variety of trees. The scene demonstrates why, even today, the bridge is considered one of the park's most picturesque. Visitors dressed in their Sunday best are dwarfed by the rollicking landscape, which, while similar to the park's present appearance, has a particular manicured wildness that characterized Olmstead's original design. The skyline of New York City is visible in the far distance. The view appeared in Rau's 1862 "Central Park Album." It is in good condition with no chips or tears and minor overall discoloration. George Fasel was a German lithographer and painter who immigrated from Karlsruhe to New York in 1850. He was best known for his portraits, religious subjects, and historical scenes. Edward Valois was a lithographer active in New York in the mid-1850s. Their view of Central Park is a beautiful and scarce memento of the park's past.

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

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

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

      London, John Murray, 1862.. FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE 1862, Freeman's variant a, 8vo, 200 x 130 mm, 8 x 5¼ inches, 1 folding illustration and 33 woodcut illustrations in the text, pages: vi, 365, plus 32 pages of publisher's catalogue dated December 1861, original publisher's blind decorated cloth with vertical lines and corner ornaments, central gilt orchid to upper cover, gilt lettering to spine, with tiny gilt decoration at head and tail, original light brown endpapers. Expertly rebacked in matching cloth, original backstrip laid on, just showing a little new cloth at head and tail of spine and a very small piece on lower hinge, spine gilt dull, bright on upper cover, armorial bookplate of Jos. Gavit on front pastedown (Natura nihil alienit), most5 pages unopened from page 241. A very good clean tight copy of the first issue (spine relaid as noted). See Freeman, The Works of Charles Darwin page 112 and No. 800. Variant b of the first edition was in plum coloured cloth like variant a but the cloth did not have vertical lines like variant a, and the adverts in variant b may be dated as late as September 1871. This is the only Murray Darwin between 1859 and 1910 not bound in green cloth. Fertilisation of Orchids was concerned with working out in detail the relationship between sexual structures of orchids and the insects which fertilise them, their evolution being attributed to natural selection. It is therefore the first of the volumes of supporting evidence for Origin of Species. Life and Letters Volume 3 page 274 quotes Asa Gray as saying 'if the Orchid-book (with a few trifling omissions) had appeared before the "Origin" the author would have been canonised rather than anathematised by the natural theologians', and notes that a review in the Literary Churchman found only one fault 'that Mr Darwin's expression of admiration at the contrivances in orchids is too indirect a way of saying, "O Lord, how manifold are thy works"'. See also Sotheby's Jeremy Norman Collection, No. 127. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        GENERAL MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE BRITISH PROVINCES, MEXICO, THE WEST INDIES AND CENTRAL AMERICA WITH PART OF NEW GRANADA AND VENEZUELA. [with:] G. WOOLWORTH COLTON'S NEW COUNTY MAP OF THE NORTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE UNITED STATES WITH CANADA etc.

      New York: Phelps & Watson, 1862. - Wall map, 47 x 43 inches, full period color. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in burgundy cloth, on contemporary rollers. A few creases and a bit of expected tanning. Very good. A curious wall map, being a combination of two maps drawn by G.W. Colton and published by Phelps & Watson. The depiction of Virginia is significant on this map. Issued between the time when delegates from western Virginia declared independence from the state, but before West Virginia was admitted into the Union, it shows Virginia with its full pre-Civil War boundary. It is also noteworthy that Virginia was included at all in a map of the "northeastern United States" issued during the Civil War. The upper half shows a map of the entire United States, the southern portion of Canada, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and the tip of Venezuela. All the territories and states of the United States are shown, and no distinction is made between Confederate and Union states. The lower half contains Colton's more detailed county map of the American northeast, with Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri in the south, and Kansas and the Nebraska and Dakota territories in the west. The entire map is bordered in a grapevine motif with engravings of the U.S. capitol, Mount Vernon, Willamette Falls, Oregon, and the Connecticut River Valley in the corners, and four obelisk-shaped monuments in the vertical borders. It also includes a table of distances within the United States and internationally, as well as tables of "Square Miles and Population of the United States" and "Population of the Slave States for 1850 and 1860." Not in Phillips' MAPS or Wheat. RUMSEY 718.

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        Versammlung deutscher Architecten und Ingenieure zu Hannover, den 3ten bis 6ten Sept. 1862 als Willkommen und Erinnerung gewidmet vom Architecten- und Ingenieur-Verein für das Königreich Hannover

      Hannover, Jänecke 1862. 21 cm. 4, 66 Seiten mit 2 mehrfach gefalteten lithographierten Plänen, 15 Stahlstichtafeln und 4 lithographierten Tafeln. Original-Verlagseinband, Halbleineneinband mit Deckelillustration - Ulrich II, 76 - Mit Liste der 388 Teilnehmer. Enthält Führer durch die Städte Hannover, Hildesheim, Geestemünde und Bremerhaven. Mit lithographierten Faltplänen von Hannover (38 x 36 cm) und Geestemünde mit Bremerhaven (38 x 73 cm). Die Tafeln: Ansichten von Hannover, davon 10 in Stahlstich (Darmstadt, Lange: Hannover von Südwesten, Rathaus und Marktkirche, Ägidienkirche, Leibniz-Haus, Neues Schloß, Bahnhof, Hoftheater, Museum für Kunst und Wissenschaft, Mausoleum zu Herrenhausen, Waterloo-Säule) und 2 in Lithographie (Christuskirche und Welfenschloß); 1 lithographierter Plan von Hildesheim; 5 Stahlstich-Ansichten von Hildesheim (Darmstdt, Lange); 1 lithographierte Ansicht der Marienburg. Exemplar aus der Bibliothek König Georg V. von Hannover und seiner Frau Marie von Sachsen-Anhalt, auf Titelrückseite Allianz-Wappenstempel von Hannover und Sachsen-Altenburg. Vereinzelt Stockflecken, sonst sehr schönes Exemplar -

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        ("Slops" Ledger from a Whaling Ship)

      (New Bedford, MA), (1862, 1863). Octavo. (120)pp. Twenty pages of this ledger contain hand-written notes for the whaling bark Morning Star from New Bedford during an Atlantic voyage from August, 1862 to April, 1863; the remaining pages are blank. "Slops" is a naval term referring to a sailor's outfit and items of equipment, and the word eventually expanded to encompass a sailor's small cash purchases. This ledger, also known as a "slop chit," lists sailors' names followed by a tally of their purchases, which consist primarily of clothing and large amounts of tobacco: around twenty-six pounds of tobacco were purchased by individual sailors, and more than 100 pounds by the company. Articles of clothing listed include wool shirts and drawers, stockings, a monkey jacket, and straw hats. In addition to the accounts of individual crew members, the ledger also itemizes expenses for the owners' account with the captain, Hervey E. Luce, which includes food purchased for the ship, customs house fees, and postage for letters. The entries are dated between September 1862 and March 1863, during the peak years of whaling in New England. A fascinating glimpse into the provisions needed to supply a whaling ship and its crew. Fine in original marbled boards with a leather spine.

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        La Unión Liberal - Período Crítico - Político e Industrial

      Imprenta del Mercurio 1862 - (OO4) - Santiago de Chile - Periódico semanal de época en que se conservan todos sus ejemplares - Comprende desde el número 1 del 3 de Mayo de 1862 hasta el número 40 del 31 de Enero de 1863 - Posee ilustraciones de época - "En las pocas líneas en que .

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        Atlas of Pathological Anatomy Illustrative of A Clinical Treatise of Diseases of the Liver. Parts I and II

      G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed and darkened. Both Parts with upper board cracked at inner hinge. Browning to text pages and dust soiling to page ends. Illustrations bright and overall VG. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons with minimal marking Second Corrected Edition in English Brown board cover with laid on title 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). 20pp + plates; 23pp + plates. Part I with 12 tissue guarded coloured steel -plates; Part II with 14 tissue guarded coloured steel-plates.

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