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      Chicago: Church, Goodman & Cushing, 1862. First Edition. Hardcover. A Good copy of a scarce book. Engravings. Quarto bound in the publisher's brown cloth; 200 pages. Howes 468; New Howes 465 "b". A scarce Ante-Fire Imprint with chapters on numerous industries including bookbinding, dentistry, billiard table manufacturing, comedy, coffee, furs, beer, railroads, whips, and many others. With eight full-page plates and a number of text engravings. The two tinted lithographs are lacking from this copy. The double-page frontispiece compares a drawing of Chicago in 1820 to a bird's-eye view of the city in 1862. Included in the pagination are four advertisements for railroads at the end. The paper is brittle with some leaves partly detached and a few completely detached, which seems often to be the case with this title. The edges of the original binding are lightly worn with the spine tips chipped. A two-inch split occurs at the top of the front cover where it meets the spine resulting in some looseness to the cover.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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      London: Sampson, Low and Son. 1862, 1862. First one volume edition. 8vo. Attractively bound by Stikeman in half tan morocco over marbled boards. Minor edgewear and very slight sunning to spine. Titled and ruled in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Internally clean and bright. A clean and handsome copy in an attractive contemporary binding. A splendid copy of Collins'second novel and his first depicted in a contemporary setting. Often credited with being the beginning of the 'Sensational' novel Basil is a barrage of jealousy, regret, death, vengeance and violence; a formula which proved to be something of a winner. Now chiefly remebered for The Moonstone and Woman in White, Collins was a hugely successful novelist in the Victorian period and as much of a household name as Dickens. Plagued by rheumatic pain for most of his life and heavily dependant upon laudanum he is one of the few people to have been frequently accompanied by a (rather judgemental) hallucination of himself.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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      Philadelphia: J Kohler. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1862. Hardcover. FINE Binding; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; engraved plates; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 846, 75, 221, 25 pages; In elegant blindstamped leather with fully functioning brass clasps. S large number of full page engraved plates. Text paper is exceptionally white and printing dark. Text block edges marbled. Provenance Jonathan D Trexler (name on front cover in gilt). 4 title pages (graphics available, including clasps). A rather exceptional example of Pennsylvania German book making. .

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        Ueber die Operation der Blasen-Scheidenfisteln durch die blutige Naht mit Bemerkungen über die Heilung der Fisteln, Spalten und Defecte, welche an anderen Körpertheilen vorkommen.

      13 lithographierte Tafeln, 25 Textholzschnitte, XII, 133 S. Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Rückenvergoldung (leicht berieben). Erste Ausgabe der bahnbrechenden Arbeit über eine neue Operationsmethode der Blasenscheidenfisteln, eine der größten Seltenheiten der neueren Gynäkologie. - Hirsch/H. V, 279-281 (ausführlich über Leben und Werk); Garrison/Morton 6041: "Simon is perhaps best remembered as being the first in Europe to exercise the kidney; he also wrote a fine monograph on vesico-vaginal fistula." - Gustav Simon (1824-76) promovierte 1848 in Gießen und wirkte bis 1861 als Militärarzt in Hessen. "Entscheidend für die spätere Richtung seiner chir. Thätigkeit war ein Aufenthalt in Paris 1851 bis 52, wo er durch den Besuch von Jobert's Klinik die erste Anregung zur Operation von Blasenscheidenfisteln erhielt, indem er hier wirkliche, bisher unerreichte Erfolge vor Augen sah" (Pagel 1595). In seiner Darmstädter Klinik verbesserte Simon des Jobertsche Verfahren, namentlich bei der Vervollkommnung der Naht. "Von da an mehrten sich seine glücklichen Operationen; sein Ruf als Fisteloperateur breitete sich immer mehr aus und gab ihm zu mehrfachen weiteren Publikationen über solche Operationen Anlaß" (Pagel 1596). Der Vorrede zufolge scheiterte selbst Dieffenbach, der bedeutendste deutsche Chirurg des 19. Jahrhunderts vor Simon, bei der fraglichen Operation. - Die Arbeit selbst enthält zu Beginn 12 Krankheitsfälle mit "epikritischen" Bemerkungen, gefolgt von der Beschreibung des von Simon neu entwickelten Operationsverfahrens "nebst kritischer Beleuchtung der Französischen (Jobert'schen) und Amerikanischen (Simsschen) Methode." Die lithographierten Figurentafeln mit Darstellung von Steiss-Rückenlage, Operation der eigentlichen Blasen-Scheidenfistel, Operation zur queren Obliteration der Scheide etc. - Sehr gut erhalten und sauber.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat im Hufelandhaus GmbH vorm. L]
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        Orley Farm . . . With illustrations by J. E. Millais

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1862. Complete in two volumes. Tall 8vo's: viii, 320; viii,320pp, with 40 full-page wood-engraved illustrations, but without the publisher's catalog found in certain copies, which "cannot, however, be regarded as essential." (Sadleir) Contemporary three-quarter black polished calf over wave-grained purple cloth, spines in six elaborately gilt compartments between raised bands, red morocco lettering and numbering pieces, all edges marbled. A Fine set, bindings square and tight, barely worn; pages clean, fresh and free of foxing, plates in deep, rich impressions. Sadleir, Trollope, 13. Wolff 6789 (for later issues). NCBEL III, 882. Ray, England, 168. & First Edition, Second Issue. Trollope considered this lengthy book, a version of the crime or "sensation" novel in vogue during the 1860s, one of his most ambitious undertakings and possibly his finest work. It is also among the most bibliographically complex. Unusually, the two volumes were not published simultaneously but nearly ten months apart, and subsequent reissues of each volume did not proceed in step. In consequence, Sadleir proposes, "the numerous combinations of varying volumes which exist are due, not always to careless mixing of sets between 1862 and the present day, but often to circumstances of publication." Orley farm originally appeared in twenty shilling parts, published monthly from March 1861 to October 1862. First issue copies were bound from parts, and usually have stab holes visible. Our set is the second issue of four, identified by the two illustrations originally bound in tandem between pp. 86-87. In the second issue, the illustration captioned "And then they all marched . . . " has been moved to face p. 73 (though the List of Illustrations is not altered to correspond). But the printer's imprint on verso of title has not yet changed to Clowes H and the imprint on p. 320 (Clowes B) is not worn and broken, both third issue points. "Millais's main effort is to do justice to the characters of Trollope's wonderfully rich and varied novel and to the situations in which they find themselves, yet the comfort, even elegance, of Victorian existence on the right side of the social line is nowhere more attractively presented than in his forty drawing for this novel. Trollope thought that Millais's illustrations were the best he had seen 'in any novel in any language.'" (Ray) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Platalea Leucorodia [Spoonbill]

      London: [Taylor and Francis for the Author, 1862 - 1873]. Lithograph, coloured by hand, by J. Gould & H.C. Richter, printed by Walter. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling. 14 1/8 x 21 inches. A beautiful image from John Gould's 'The Birds of Great Britain': 'A magnificent work with life-like portraits of birds of the British Isles'. (Wood) This plate, from what Sacheverell Sitwell called 'The most popular of all his works' ('Fine Bird Books'), shows a new liveliness of treatment that is not present in Gould's earlier works. This is thanks to suggestions made by Joseph Wolf, who drew 57 of the plates and accompanied Gould on an ornithological tour of Scandinavia in 1856. Gould's illustrations were all painstakingly coloured by hand, as he states in his preface: 'Many of the public are quite unaware how the colouring of these large plates is accomplished; and not a few believe that they are produced by some mechanical process or by chromo-lithography. This, however, is not the case: every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered... it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought'. Cf.Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 102; cf.Nissen IVB 372; cf.Sauer 23; cf.Wood p. 365; cf.Zimmer p. 261.

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        L' EMPIRE DU BRÉSIL .- Monographie Complète du l' Empire Sud - Américain

      Ferdinand Sartorious , Libraire - Éditeur, Paris 1862 - xv , 576 pages .- With a portrait of Dom Pedro II Empereur di Brésil .- Text in french .- Contemporary binding . A good copy . ( very light foxing on some pages, some traces of wear on binding )

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        ARMEE SUISSE. TYPES MILITAIRES. Collection de 15 feuilles représentant tout les corps de l'Armée Fédérale.

      F. Charnaux Editeur s.d. (1862). In folio (mm. 470 x 347), tela coeva con ricca decorazione a secco e tit. oro con stemma della Svizzera al piatto anteriore. Raccolta di 15 magnifiche tavole disegnate e litografate da Charles Perron, protette da velina. Le cromolitografie sono particolarmente vive perchè esaltate dalla tempera. Privo della pag. di frontesp. (come in molti esempl. che hanno il titolo sulla copertina). Ogni tavola, con la didascalia in francese e in tedesco, porta: Charnaux Editeur, Place Bel air, Genève (in basso a sinistra) - Ch. Perron del. et lith. (in basso al centro) - Imp. Lemercier, 57 r. de Seine, Paris (in basso a destra). Le tavole 5, 6 e 15 sono firmate Ch. Perron; le altre sono firmate G. Perron. Prima ed unica edizione, molto rara, di quest?opera dedicata alle magnifiche uniformi svizzere. Le tavole delle uniformi, suggestive, vivaci e decorative, mostrano le diverse truppe con tocchi paesaggistici: includono un Generale, un medico e un veterinario e un membro dei Dragoni. Cfr. Colas, 2318 - Benezit,X, p. 772 definisce l?artista svizzero Charles Eugène Perron (1837-1909) ?peintre, lithographe et dessinateur de cartes. Il était le fils de Georges Perron?. Bell?esemplare, molto ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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        The Life and Correspondence of Admiral Sir Charles Napier From Personal Recollections, Letters, and Official Documents.

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1862 - 2 volumes octavo. Original blue pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to the spines, blind panels to the boards, on the upper enclosing the Napier family crest, light brown surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, heads and tails of spines crumpled, some chipping, corners bumped, hinges started, light browning and a scatter of foxing, overall a very good set. Engraved portrait frontispiece to volume I, folding plan with some colour mounted as frontispiece to volume II. First edition. Uncommon, particularly so in the cloth. Napier was a "remarkable man in an age not starved of such men"; a veteran of the Revolutionary Wars, the War of 1812, the Miguelite War in Portugal, the confrontation with Mehmet Ali in Syria, and the Crimean War, he was also a radical politician, and naval reformer, "the most popular naval officer in the country" (ODNB). This, his "tombstone" biography, was compiled by his eldest stepson who had also served, "with the local rank of lieutenant-colonel and assistant adjutant-general", in Syria in 1840. Despite the filial origins of this biography, with their inevitable concomitant pieties, Major-General Napier "was a man of literary and artistic ability", and his stepfather's life not short on incident, or significance; "Misunderstood and maligned in an age that valued form above function, Napier, more than any other naval figure of the era, represented the spirit that made the Royal Navy the greatest fighting service in the world. He was professional, brave, intelligent, and above all thoroughly at home in any sea or river. He did not win any great sea battles but his understanding of naval power projection and amphibious, littoral warfare was unrivalled. He was invariably abreast or ahead of the latest technology, realized that men and not ships win wars, and cared enough for his country to ignore orders and break rules to advance its cause." NMM, II, 879; not in Sabin. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Paleografia castellana o sea coleccion de documentos auténticos para comprender con perfeccion todas las formas de letras manuscritas que se usaron en los siglos XII, XIII, XIV, XV y XVI, alfabetos mayúsculos y minúsculos, cifras, signos, abreviaturas, tabla numérica y un vocabulario del castellano antiguo, con la traduccion correspondiente en las páginas inmediatas, por

      Valladolid, Imp. de P. de la Llana, 1862. - 32x22,5 cm. Portada litográfica, III-188 pp. Encuadernado en holandesa piel de la época. Rúbrica autógrafa del autor para autentificar los ejemplares. Edición original de esta interesante obra de paleografía española. Muy buen estado. Ordenados cronológicamente del más moderno al más antiguo, contiene enfrentados el texto original litografiado y su transcripción. Al final diversos alfabetos, abreviaturas más comunes y fragmentos de escrituras no tan usuales. Bella obra.

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      Richmond, VA: West & Johnson, 1862. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. 12mo. Nice copy of this Confederate Imprint, with ownership signature of James P. Purcell, probably the same who enlisted as a Private in the 2nd Virginia State Reserves. With 5 folding forms, and additional full page forms; and 82 plates, several of which are folding. Minor loss to spine. Very little foxing. Several leaves have quite discreet archival repair at the bottom corner. An attractive copy. (Parrish 4837). Very Good binding.

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        The Northern Circuit : or, Brief notes of Sweden, Finland, and Russia

      Cambridge: MacMillan & Co, 1862. 1st Edition. Physical desc. : vii, 123 p. Frontis (col. With tissue guard) 20 cm. Subject: Sweden - Description and travel. Finland - Description and travel. Russia - Description and travel. Notes: 24 p. Of ads. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth with gilt vignette and gilt border to front panel. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Brigham's Geneva, Seneca Falls and Waterloo DIRECTORY and Business Advertiser for 1862 and 1863; Including the Towns of Phelps, Flint Creek, Seneca Castle and Stanley Corners, with Histories of the Towns from Their Earliest Settlement

      A. DeLancey Brigham, 1862. Original quarter black sheep leather with grey boards. Boards are soiled and rubbed as is the spine. Both boards have adverts on them. Binding is tight. Lacking front free endpage and flyleaf. Gutter has been reinforced with white cloth to the front board which extends to the edge of the first ad. [8pp] ads + viii + [1]-56 + [1]-136 + [1]-80 + [4] ads. TOTAL PAGES = 274. Both business and residential listings. Rare & Scarce first edition of first directory. No foxing, a few minor water stains on a few pages.. First Edition. Quarter Calf Leather. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardcover.

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        [A Set of Seven Dickens Etchings]

      London: British Art Company, [ca. 1924s].. Seven original engravings, in sepia on paper, plate size 135 x 98 mm, plus margins. In gilt edged sealed mats (31 X 25 CM), with BAC blindstamped logo in lower mat corner. One of an unknown number of sets of these seven original etchings of Dickensian scenes, each signed in the lower margin in pencil by the artist. Burn (1862-1945) is known for his paintings and etchings of maritime and architectural studies. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and Royal Society of British Artists. Each of the etchings is captioned on the mat with the building identified, and they include buildings identified with EDWIN DROOD, DAVID COPPERFIELD, PICKWICK PAPERS, THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, as well as Dickens's birthplace, etc. OCLC locates one complete set of these etchings, which were originally accompanied by [4]pp. of prelims, at the HRC. However, there is a set at Yale and likely others scattered or broken at various repositories. GIMBEL H1019.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-]
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        View of a rustic bridge and house

      J. Rau, New York 1862 - This rare view of Central Park shows a rustic bridge and nearby cottage with a pond in the foreground. Absent of people, the view allows the park's idyllic natural landscape to come to the fore. Lush grass and variety of trees fill the scene, which, while similar to the park's present appearance, has a particular manicured wildness that characterized Olmstead's original design. The view appeared in Rau's 1862 "Central Park Album." It is in good condition with no tears and minor overall discoloration. Large chip on the top margin not affecting the image. 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. Color lithograph with modern hand coloring. Image measures 9 1/2" x 13 3/4". Sheet measures 12" x 18 3/4".

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      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1862. First Edition. Hardcover. Contents clean, a couple of signatures slightly pulled. Spine tips frayed with about a 1/4" piece lacking at the head not affecting any lettering, gilt quite dull but readable; light wear to corners. A Good to Very Good copy. Original brown Z cloth, Binding D, no priority. BAL 20104 does not note this binding in brown cloth though Borst A1.1.a does. The famous Second Issue of Thoreau's first book and, other than WALDEN, the only of his books published in his lifetime. There were 1000 sets of sheets printed at the author's expense in 1849. The book did not sell well, and in 1853 the 706 remaining copies (256 bound copies and 450 in sheets) were shipped back to Thoreau, prompting the author to remark, "I have now a library of nearly nine hundred volumes, over seven hundred of which I wrote myself." Over the years Thoreau occasionally sold or gave away copies. Ticknor & Fields purchased the remaining 145 bound copies and 450 unbound copies from Thoreau in 1862, publishing the book with a cancel title page and leaving the final leaf advertising the upcoming publication of WALDEN intact. As has often been noted, whoever owns a copy of this issue owns a copy once in Thoreau's library. This issue is scarcer than the First Issue of 1849, and with its personal association with Thoreau, it is quite desirable. Owner name of Elizabeth dated 1865 on the front blank along with the ink name "E. B. Simpkins" on the dark brown front endpaper, possibly a relation to Emerson's publisher Samuel G. Simpkins.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Marryat's Works

      - London - Routledge, Warne and Routledge, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A selection of Captain Marryat's wonderful naval and adventure stories. Includes: The Phantom Ship, Mr. Midshipman Easy, Peter Simple, The Naval Officer: or Scenes and Adventures in the Life of Frank Mildmay, The King's Own, Newton Forster, Japhet in Seach of a Father, Percival Keene, The Dog Fiend, The Pacha of Many Tales and The Poacher. Frederick Marryat (17921848) was a distinguished naval officer and novelist. While at sea, Marryat wrote and in 1829 published The Naval Officer, or, Scenes and Adventures in the Life of Frank Mildmay. The vivid and lifelike narrative of naval adventure, much of which he had experienced, took the public by storm: the book was a literary and financial success. He had already written The King's Own (published in 1830), and, having settled down to his new profession of literature, he rapidly produced Newton Forster (1832); Peter Simple and Jacob Faithful (both 1834); The Pacha of many Tales (1835); Mr. Midshipman Easy, Japhet in Search of a Father, The Pirate and the Three Cutters (all 1836); Snarleyyow, or, The Dog Fiend (1837); The Phantom Ship (1839); Poor Jack (1840); Joseph Rushbrook, or, The Poacher (1841); Percival Keene (1842); The Privateer's Man (1846); and Valerie (1849). When in need of ready cash he drew cartoons, which were made into etchings by his friend George Cruikshank. When the readiness with which he had poured out novels of sea life at the rate of as many as three a year began to fail, he found a new source of profit in his popular books for children. He drew the material of his stories from his professional experience and knowledge: the terrible shipwreck, for instance, in The King's Own is a coloured version of the loss of the Droits de l'homme, while Frank Mildmay was avowedly autobiographical. Marryat made his sailors live, and in this and his robust sense of fun and humour lay the secret of his success. DNBCondition: In quarter calfbindings with marbled boards. Externally, generally quite smart with occasional slight rubbing and bumping. The Phantom Ship has some loss to the boards. One spine label missing. Three hinges weak, nine strained and five slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although tender towards the hinges,withthe occasionalleaf detached but present and several working loose. Nice and bright, and generally clean, with justthe oddspot or handling mark. Loss to page 285 of Peter Simple. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Mountain Spring. Near Cozzen's Dock, West Point

      New York:: Currier & Ives,. 1862.. Fannie Palmer is the artist for this Currier & Ives lithograph. She was the only female artist at C&I, and her work is much sought after. This beautiful view is taken from West Point looking across the Hudson, with Garrison visible on the opposite banks. Currier & Ives lithograph with original hand color, 15 1/2 x 11 3/4" with standard margins. Beautiful original condition and coloring, with a couple of small waterspots in margin. Conningham no. 4245.

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      London: Longman, Green et al., 1862. First Edition. Hardcover. Front hinge of first volume cracked but tight; foxing to preliminaries. Bright, clean, close to Fine set. Two octavo (5-1/2" x 8-1/2") volumes in original decorated cloth with depictions of climbers in action in gilt on the front covers. Illustrated with 14 color folding maps, 2 woodcut title vignettes, 54 woodcuts (some full page), and tables of mountain peaks and passes.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Karta öfver Stockholm sammandragen från den af kongl.

      topografiska corpsen på stadens bekostnad åren 1862-1867 upprättade och därefter fullständigade karta. På uppdrag av Generalstabens litografiska anstalt öfversedd och kompletterad af Alfr. Bentzer. Skala 1:4000. Stockholm, Generalstabens litografiska anstalt, 1899. Stor folio. (2) blad,+ 12 litogr. kol. kartblad, varav 10 dubbelsidiga. Kartorna uppfodrade på väv. Något nött ohfrbd, med klotpärmar (J. A. Bourchard & son). Med Olle Bolmérs resp. Arne och Margareta Biörnstads exlibris. Fint exemplar. Specialkartan över Gamla stan är i skalan 1:2000. En andra upplaga utkom 1909

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        Criminal Prisons of London and Scenes of Prison Life with Numerous Illustrations from Photographs

      Griffin Bohn 1862 - Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Edges foxed and browned. Covers are grubby in spots but otherwise in sound condition. Internally very good. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; Britain/UK; Law & Criminal Studies. Inventory No: 26089. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. For further info on this title, click on the "Ask Bookseller a Question" button directly underneath this listing. We will reply within 24 hours. Otherwise you can order right now (inclusive of shipping options) from the "Add to Basket" button to the right. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettres de Madame de Sévigné, de sa famille et de ses amis, recueillies et annotées par M. Monmerqué , Nouvelle édition revue sur les autographes, les copies les plus authentiques et les plus anciennes impressions et augmentée de lettres inédites, d'une nouvelle notice, d'un lexique des mots et locutions remarquables, de portraits, vues et fac-similé, etc. (14 tomes complet)

      1862. à la librairie de L. Hachette à Paris, Collection Les Grands Ecrivains de la France, nouvelles éditions publiées sous la direction de M. AD. Regnier, 1862-1866 in 8 (23 x 15 cm), XXIV + 568 + 554 +548 +.565 + 572 + 566 + 543 + 572 + 615 + 584 +532 + 621 + 224 + 496 + 603 pages. Reliure demi-chagrin marron, dos à nerfs, filets et titre dorés, tranche de tête dorée. Edition des célèbres correspondances de la marquise avec sa fille Françoise-Marguerite de Sévigné et ses amis, par Louis-Jean-Nicolas Monmerqué (1780-1860). Cette édition de Monmerqué originellement publiée en 1818-19, est reprise et augmentée dans la présente publication par Ad. Régnier (Hachette dans la Collection des grands écrivains). Le tome 12 est une table analytique des lettres, et comprend aussi un appendice volume à part entière (additions et corrections), les deux étant reliés ensemble. Les tomes XIII et XIV sont le lexique de la langue de Madame de Sévigné. Le tome 14 contient des extraits de lettres (de Mme de Lafayette et de Bussy ainsi que de divers correspondants) - Quelques rousseurs pâles et rares, reliures postérieures en très bon état, Bel ensemble

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        The City of the Saints, and Across the Rocky Mountains to California

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1862. 8vo. x, 574 pp. Folding plate with 3 engraved maps, folding street plan of Salt Lake City, 8 wood-engraved plates, including frontispiece, and 9 text illustrations. 2-page publisher's catalogue at end. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, spine lettered in gold (extremities and joints worn, spine stained and faded, head and tail chipped, corners bumped). First American edition of the great explorer's entertaining and carefully crafted narrative of his voyage across the United States to Salt Lake City and thence to California, in the late summer and early fall of 1860. Burton's extensive linguistic skills and knowledge of African and Middle Eastern cultures furthered his innately acute powers of observation, and fed his proclivity to incorporate wide-ranging comparisons into his finely honed descriptions of the people and places encountered on his journey. During the three weeks spent in Salt Lake City, Burton became acquainted with the Mormon way of life and with the "Prophet" Brigham Young, whom he describes in great detail, remarking notably that he "has been so long used to power that he cares nothing for its display". Burton's indulgent view of Mormon polygamy, founded on his exposure to African cultures in which wives were numbered in the hundreds, earned him the reprobation of contemporary reviewers. They could not deny, however, that his account was the product of wide-ranging scholarship and an insatiably curious mind, as testified not least by the 11-page footnote (pp. 203-15) containing an extensive bibliography of works on the Mormons, complete with Burton's comments on the books and on their public reception, and including titles in French, German, Italian, Danish and Welsh. The five appendices include a detailed itinerary of his route, transcriptions of various Mormon documents, and a chronological abstract of Mormon history. Cowan (II), p. 87; Flake Mormon Bibliography, 1029; Graff 512; Howes B1033; cf. Sabin 9497; Wagner-Camp 370.2. Wheat; Transmississippi, V, p. 23. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries dot com..

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        [Bound volume of 23 Opera Libretti, mostly Australian imprints]

      Melbourne, Sydney [et al.]: Various. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1862-1882. First Edition. Hardcover. All but one with the original front and rear coloured paper wrappers bound in. Some with moderate to heavy foxing to the wrappers. A 30mm split to the leather at the top of the upper joint. Slight lean to spine. Many of the libretti with lists of dates, presumably the dates of performances, added in ink on the front wrapper. Some with margins cropped close to the text, page numbers in the upper margins cropped on a few leaves, but with no loss of the main body of the text. Provenance: Bookplate of Hardwicke Knight on front endpaper. ; Bound volume of 23 Opera Libretti. Mostly Australian (18 with either Melbourne or Sydney imprints). Also 1 from Auckland, New Zealand; 1 from San Francisco, 1 from New York, and 2 from London. Late 19th / early 20th ?century quarter leather binding. Spine title: "OPERAS." Page dimensions: 167 mm in height by variously 100-120mm in width. Page edges sprinkled in red. The 23 libretti are: [1]."Balfe's Grand Opera of Satanella, as Given by the Royal English Opera Company". Melbourne: R. Bell, no date. 28 pages. [2]. "Verdi's Grand Opera of Rigoletto: As Given by the Grand Italian and English Opera Company, under the direction of Mr. W. S. Lyster". San Francisco: Published for Maguire's Opera House, no date. 31 pages. [3]."Bellini's Grand Opera of La Sonnambula as performed by the Grand Opera Company". Melbourne: Azzoppardi, Hildreth and Co. 24 pages. [4]."Ferrari's Grand Opera of Pipele as given by the Royal Italian & English Opera Company". Melbourn: R. Bell, no date. 23 pages. [5]."Wallace's Charming Opera Maritana! As performed by the Grand Opera Company". Melbourne: V. S. Azzoppardi and Mavor, no date. 22 pages. [6]. "Verdi's Grand Opera in Four Acts of Aida; as performed by the Royal Italian Opera Company". Melbourne: Azzoppardi, Hildreth and Co., no date. 24 pages. [7]. "Gounod's Grand Opera of Faust, as given by Cagli & Pompei's Royal Italian Opera Company". Auckland: William Atkin, 1871. 24 pages. [8]. "Verdi's Grand Opera of La Traviata; as given by Lyster's Grand Opera Company". Melbourne: Abbott and Co., 1862. 24 pages. [9]. "Genevieve de Brabant". Lacking wrappers, hence lacking imprint from front wrapper. 30 pages. [10]. "Offenbach's Opera Boulle of La Perichole, translated from the original French by Fred Lyster. As performed by the Emelie Melville Opera Company". Sydney: Jarrett and Co., 1882. 43, [1] pages + [2] leaves advertisements. [11]. "Von Suppe's Opera Comique, in three Acts, Boccaccio by R. Reece and H. B. Farnie". Melbourne: Wm. Marshall, no date. 24 pages. [12]. "Gounod's Grand Opera of the Faust as performed by The Grand Opera Company". Melbourne: Azzoppardi, Hildreth and Co., no date. 24 pages. [13]. "Benedict's Grand Romantic Opera of the Lily of Killarney as performed by the Grand Opera Company". Melbourne: Azzoppardi, Hildreth & Co., 1874. 24 pages. [14]. "Offenbach's Comic Opera of the Grand Duchess of Gerolstein! As Performed by the Grand Opera Company. Melbourne: Azzoppardi, Hildreth & Co., 1874. 47 pages. [15]. "Auber's Grand Opera of Fra Diavolo as given by Lyster's Royal English Opera Company". Melbourne: R. Bell, no date. 36 pages. [16]. "Balfe's Grand Opera of the Rose of Castile! As performed by the Grand Opera Company". Melbourne: Azzoppardi, Hildreth and Co., no date. 26 pages. [17]. "The Royal Middy, or the Chess Tournament. Opera Comique in Three Acts, by R. Genee, as performed by The Emelie Melville Opera Troupe". Sydney: Jarrett & Co., 1882. 47 pages + [1] page advertisements. [18]. "Manola. (Le Jour et la Nuit.) Opera Comique in Three Acts. (Leterrier and Vanloo.) Composed by Charles Lecocq. English Adaptation by H. B. Farnie. London: J. B. Cramer & Co., no date. 35, [1] pages + [4] pages advertisements. [19]. "Boccaccio: Comic Opera, in Three Acts. The music composed by F. von Suppe. The English Adaptation by R. Reece and H. B. Farnie". London: Boosey & Co., no date. 38 pagse + [2] pages advertisements. [20]. "Donizetti's Comic Opera of La Fille du Regiment as given by W. S. Lyster's Grand Opera Company". Melbourne: Abbott & Co., 1865. 20 pages. [21]. "Williamson, Garner, & Musgrove's Royal Opera Company. The Mascotte. (Chivot and Duru.) Opera Comique in Three Acts. The English Adaptation by H. B. Farnie and R. Reece. The Music by Audran". Sydney: John Sands, 1882. 27 pages + [3] pages advertisements. [22]. "Tambour-Major Opera Comique Company [. . .]La Fille du Tambour-Major. Opera Comique in Three Acts, Music by Jacques Offenbach. English Adaptation by H. B. Farnie". Melbourne: Miller & Sayers, no date. 31 pages. [23]. "The Vicar of Bray: An Original English Comic Opera in Two Acts. Words by Sydney Grundy. Music by Edward Solomon". New York: Fifth Ave. Theatre, 1882. 42 pages.; 12mo .

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        Laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands; Comprising the Imperial

      1862. Duncombe, Alfred John, Compiler. Laws of the Turks and Caicos Islands; Comprising the Imperial Statutes, Acts of the General Assembly of the Bahama Islands, Extended to This Presidency, And Ordinances Enacted by the Legislative Council of the Same, in Force at the Date of the Publication of This Work. Collected and Arranged in Ten Parts, According to the Order of Subjects, With an Appendix. Under the Authority of William Robert Inglis. London: Saunders, Otley, and Co., 1862. xv, 616 pp. Octavo (6" x 9"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, endpapers renewed, internally clean. Ex-library. Small stamp to front free endpaper. * Only edition. The Turks and Caicos Islands were annexed by Great Britain in 1790 as part of the Bahamas. They were separated from the Bahamas in 1848 and annexed to Jamaica in 1873. This was the first compilation produced for the Islands. A revised edition by G.P. St. Aubyn was published in 1908. Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:307.

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        The Lord Mayor of London

      sp;- London - Chapman and Hall, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An uncommon first edition of this historical novel by William Harrison Ainsworth. One of the most difficult to source. Fading to spines as normally seen. No half titles called for. Complete in three volumes. William Harrison Ainsworth (4 February 1805 3 January 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. While completing his legal studies in London he met the publisher John Ebers, at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket. Ebers introduced Ainsworth to literary and dramatic circles, and to his daughter, who became Ainsworth's wife. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood in 1834, which features Dick Turpin as its leading character. A stream of 39 novels followed, the last of which appeared in 1881. Ainsworth died in Reigate on 3 January 1882. Condition: In cloth covered bindings. Externally, sound with shelfwear and bumping. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean clean with the odd spot and mark. Publisher's ink stamp to each title page. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        FOUR YEARS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND VANCOUVER ISLAND. An Account of Their Forests, Rivers, Coasts, Gold Fields, and Resources for Colonisation. With Map and Illustrations

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1862. First blank signed in ink to "Arthur ___ Esq with the publisher's comp." Pp. xi, 468, + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated December 1861, folding map with colour outline, title-page vignette, plus 18 plates (one of which is a map). Original publisher's terra cotta cloth with gilt-stamped vignette surrounded by a black frame. Expertly rebacked with original spinestrip laid-down and new endpapers. Otherwise an exceptionally clean and bright copy of a very interesting, and very readable account. . First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Octavo.

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        History of the War for the Union: Civil, Military and Naval

      New York: Johnson, Fry & Co, 1862. Black Binding w/leather spine and corners w/gilt lettering on spine. This single volume is divided into 2 paginated sections, of 310 + 620 pgs. containing 61 chapters. Binding is Firm, Pages are Clean >No names or marks. All illustrations have tissue guard. Covers have rub to leather along spine/corners. Described as '..founded on official and other Authentic documents... illustrated with highly finished Steel Engravings including battle scenes by Sea and Land, and full length Portraits of Naval and Military Heroes.." *Oversized-Extra Shipping applies. Half Leather. Very Good. Illus. by Alonzo Chappel . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Fathers and Sons

      New York: Leypoldt and Holt. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Turgenev's masterpiece, one of the most celebrated and influential Russian novels of the nineteenth century. "Turgenev's greatest novel, Fathers and Sons (1862)... succeeded in illustrating, with remarkable balance and profundity, the issues that divided the generations. The hero, Bazarov, is the most powerful of Turgenev's creations. A nihilist, denying all laws save those of the natural sciences, uncouth and forthright in his opinions, he is nonetheless susceptible to love and by that token doomed to unhappiness. In sociopolitical terms he represents the victory of the nongentry revolutionary intelligentsia over the gentry intelligentsia to which Turgenev belonged. In artistic terms he is a triumphant example of objective portraiture, and in the poignancy of his death he approaches tragic stature. The miracle of the novel as a whole is Turgenev's superb mastery of his theme, despite his personal hostility toward Bazarov's antiaestheticism, and his success in endowing all the characters with a quality of spontaneous life" (Britannica). Translated by Eugene Schuyler. New York: Leypoldt and Holt, 1867. 12mo, original gilt-stamped cloth. Discreet contemporary (dated 1867) owner signature and a later bookplate on front pastedown. Very slight wear to cloth, small ink stain to bottom of text block with slight bleed onto a few leaves. An exceptionally nice copy, very rare in this condition.

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        The Art Journal: Illustrated Catalogue of the International Exhibition (3 Volumes)[Engravings From the Royal Collection as Published By the London Art Journal (1855 to 1862)] [Total of 105 Engravings.]

      London and New York: James S. Virtue, 1862. Three Volumes complete. First volume is bound in half brown morocco leather and includes the title page. The other two volumes are simply titled "Art Journal. London." on both the spine and the front cover. These are magnificently bound in full brown morocco leather with elaborate gilt border desing, lovely gilt rolled edges, gilt inner dentalling. All eges gilt. Five raised bands, gilt on bands. Decorated endpapers. This collection includes a total of 105 full-page steel engravings, all with original tissue guards. Light wear to the extremities. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Overall in EXCELLENT condition. Photographs available upon request.. First Edition. Full Morocco Leather. Near Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover.

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        ORLEY FARM

      1862. With Illustrations by J. E. Millais. In Two Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1862. Original blind-stamped purple cloth with gilt-decorated spines. First Edition in book form (the two volumes were issued nine months apart during serialization of the twenty monthly parts). Included are forty full-page plates by Millais. "While it is primarily a tragedy of misdirected maternal love, the book contains much of the best Trollopian humor, and includes the portrait of his finest gentleman, Sir Peregrine Orme" [Gerould]. In his autobiography Trollope later noted, ~The plot... is probably the best I have ever made; but it has the fault of declaring itself, and thus coming to an end too early in the book... I do not know that there is a dull page in the book.~As described in detail by Sadleir, there are four issues of the first edition, and since the two volumes were published separately, their issue points are generally independent of each other. The first issue consisted solely of volumes bound up from the serial parts, with stab-holes evident; subsequent issue points are very minor, primarily reflecting the changing printer's imprint on the title verso and the change in several plates' underlines. In this set, Vol I is generally third issue (with the "Clowes H" imprint on the title verso, and the cloth grain running horizontally), while Vol II is a mix between third and fourth issue (with the fourth issue's "Clowes H" on the title verso, but with the third issue's vertical cloth grain).~Condition is near-fine, with very little wear other than very light rubbing at the extremities (one small droplet-mark on a front cover, Vol I endpapers cracking, occasional light foxing); atypically, the spines of this set are not particularly faded. Though not a scarce Trollope title, copies in this condition are becoming scarce. Sadleir (Trollope) 13. Housed in a fleece-lined clamshell case with leather label.

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        Rhymed tactics, by "Gov

      New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1862. 16mo (14.9 cm, 5.9"). Frontis., 144 pp.; 8 plts. First edition: A drill manual set in verse, with illustrations. Here are some instructions for marching by the flank: “‘By the right flank — MARCH,’ you get command; / At first, the sergeants place themselves on line, / At march, the men at a right face will stand, / And move at once, at quick or double time” (p. 125). The volume includes a frontispiece and eight plates, which are drawings of officers from the 31st New York Regiment (and other units) demonstrating the manual of arms. One plate shows Lieut. Kline holding his rifle at shoulder arms; while another plate has Capt. David Lamb at attention; and yet another plate shows Capt. Ned Johnson at guard (against cavalry). The frontispiece is a portrait of Col. John A. Godfrey. => Held in most of the expectable libraries but currently uncommon in commerce. Sabin 70769. Recent black moiré cloth, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label. Title-page and several others rubber-stamped by a now-defunct institution. Pages clean.

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      [Around Nashville and Boston. 1862-1863].. 82pp. Oblong. Contemporary sheep. Extremities lightly worn. Several leaves loose. Minor internal soiling. Very good. A manuscript log of surveys made around Nashville, Tennessee and the battlefield at Shiloh, containing topographical sketches which include descriptions of land forms and elevations, structures, military encampments, and transportation routes. The maps include surveying measurements and annotations in the margins, with labels for local towns and landmarks such as mansions or parade grounds. The author includes estimates of costs for the work to be done, such as grading, land acquisition, superstructure, station buildings, and equipment costs. He has additionally sketched a cross-section of a pontoon, noting the way in which it is used to bridge a river. In addition to notes on Nashville, there are surveys made for the Dighton & Somerset railroad in Massachusetts, and other projects around the area. The author has transcribed a letter to William Cobb of Dighton, MA, in which he indicates the potential proximity of the railroad to Cobb's house. An interesting and informative document, of considerable interest for Civil War railroad construction.

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        "STORIA DEL REGNO DI SICILIA DALL'EPOCA OSCURA E FAVOLOSA FINO AL 1774 DI GIOVANNI E. BLASI Seguita da un 'Appendice sino al 1860. Volume I, II, III"

      Palermo, Salvatore Di Marzo e Pietro Pensante Editori 1862 Tre Volumi in 8°: 789,709,854 pagine. Legatura coeva in tela cerata con titoli in oro al dorso. Tagli spruzzati. Interno fresco: qualche ossidazione sparsa. Testo per due colonne. Rara Edizione siciliana edita dal 1862 al 1864. Sommario dei Volumi: "Cenni su la Vita e le Opere di Giovanni E. Di Blasi; Prefazione dell'Autore - Storia del Regno di Sicilia, Parte Prima - STORIA ANTICA:Dell'Epoca Oscura e Favolosa, Dell'Epoca Greca,Dell'Epoca Cartaginese,Dell'Epoca Romana,Dell'Epoca Greco / Romana, Dell'Epoca Saracina; Parte Seconda - STORIA MODERNA: Dell'Epoca Normanna,Dell'Epoca Sveva ed Angioina, Dell'Epoca Aragonese, Dell'Epoca Castigliana, Dell'Epoca Austriaca, Dell'Epoca Borbonica". Giovanni Evangelista Di Blasi (Palermo, 1720 ? Palermo, 1812) è stato uno storico e monaco italiano.

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      Bruxelles: Keissling et Compagnie, 1862. A portfolio containing 24 pages of text plus 12 loose lithographed plates on stiff boards, many with die-cuts showing colored tissue sheets mounted to the versos of the plates. Quarto, 12 x 9 1/2 inches. Publishers green embossed cloth with title in gilt; rebacked and with a modern ink inscription on title of text. Third edition, though the only edition noted in OCLC ( two copies, one mismarked 1873) and two copies online (in France and Switzerland). The plates represent the solar system, orbits of the planets, size of planets, the moon, phases of the eclipses, the earth and its atmosphere, etc...

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        ARCHIVE Of SHUMAN FAMILY LETTER CORRESPONDENCE, August 1862 - September 1866

      Divers locations:. 1862 - 1866.. 34 autograph letters Ð 34 sheets/105.5 pp. - most with envelopes, to and from John and his family. 24 letters from John to family; 2 letters to John; 6 letters to/from Barney Shuman, JohnÕs father; and 2 letters from an Eliza Watson to Jacob Stroman (Shuman? JohnÕs brother). A complete listing of the letters in the archive, with snippets of each, available on request.. Slight water damping to first letter, though with minimal ink. blurring. Overall condition - Very Good or better.. John Shuman was a young man of 23 or so in August 1862 when he volunteered for service with the 88th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers to fight for the Union in the American Civil War. As these letters testify, he felt good about his decision, and as most men did at that time, believed that the war would be short-lived. As we know, the war lasted longer than John expected, but this Union soldier would not see the end. John fell victim to the #1 cause of death during the American Civil War Ð not gunshot, or cannon ball; neither shrapnel or saber. John died of chronic diarrhea/dysentery on August 14, 1863, in the camp hospital at Decherd Station, Tennessee. John Shuman is buried in the Stones River Battlefield National Cemetery, site 2213, with other Union dead. & & The letters John & his family left behind are descriptive of camp life, and in particular, the various illnesses that plagued both armies...& & Dec 10. '62: "... we had a hard fight the other day but our company came out safe they was seventeen wonted [sic - wounded] out of our regiment and 2 kill[ed]... Mar 30, '63: "... let you know I had all my money taken the other night ... every cent I had I laid in my bed .. and it was taken out from under my head ..." & & Apr 25, '63: "I am not very well jus not for I had the ague yesterday but I am taking quinine to day to stop it." & & May 21, '63: " ... we drawed our money the other day I drawed seventy dolars [sic] .."& & Jul 28, '63. John's last letter home. "I am not very well for now I have got direah very bad I am in the hospital now..." John dies a little over 2 weeks later. & & A wonderful mss snapshot of a civil war soldier's experiences, including the very unsanitary circumstances of camp life. NB. There was some question as to the proper spelling of JohnÕs last name. In reading the handwriting, it appeared to us as Shuman. The census records have the family name as Shurman, and there are, and were, many Shurmans in Wolcottvile, Indiana, where John and his family lived. While the office responsible for removing the soldiersÕ remains from Decherd Station, Tennessee to the cemetery in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, gives his name as Shuman, the grave marker and index to the cemetery lists him as John Sherman. In History Eighty-Eights Indiana Volunteers Infantry, published in 1895, John is listed as John Shewman. In cataloging these letters, we decided on Shuman.

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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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        Les Miserables (in 5 volumes)

      New York: Carleton, Publisher, 1862. First American edition. Very Good + to Near Fine. An attractive set of Hugo's masterpiece and the first English language translation. All volumes Very Good + to Near Fine in original purple-brown cloth with the spines uniformly faded. Three of the spines with slight fraying and loss, but no restoration or repairs. Internal contents tight and relatively clean with mild sporadic foxing. The same owner's name written on each paste-down and title page. A set that is found commonly enough when worn or heavily restored, but quite unusual collected early and in this state of preservation. & & Translated by Charles Wilbour immediately upon the release of the French edition, the first book was released in June of 1862 with monthly parts coming out through October. The first British edition, by contrast was released in three volumes all in October of 1862 (translated by Lascelles Wraxall). & & Widely regarded as one of the greatest novels of the 19th century, although contemporary reviews were mixed. Hugo's massive work follows the struggles of ex-convict, Jean Valjean, as he seeks spiritual redemption, despite the past ever following upon his heels. It is a social commentary not just on modern France, but upon all communities where there is crime, hunger, poverty and injustice. Moreover, Hugo inserts his own commentaries throughout the work, whether they relate to the current action or not. Successfully adapted to the screen and the stage, most recently by Tom Hooper in 2012 for Universal Pictures. A work that speaks across time and place and continues to touch and inspire its readers. Very Good + to Near Fine.

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        Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria

      Melbourne,: Wilson and Mackinnon, 1862.. Octavo, with a lithographic portrait frontispiece and large folding map measuring 656 x 794 mm. (expertly repaired and laid down); a very good copy in handsome half crushed morocco by Sangorski with gilt lettering and raised bands. The first public printing of Landsborough's journals from the Burke and Wills relief expedition, featuring a splendid large map of the Australian continent marked with the routes of all major inland exploration attempts.Although Landsborough was not successful in locating traces of the forlorn Burke and Wills expedition, he had a keen eye for good pastoral land. Indeed, prior to the formation of the Queensland relief expedition in 1861, Landsborough had been professionally employed in exploring and surveying the remote interior for private grazing interests. This training is reflected in his journal, and 'Landsborough's discovery of good pastoral land on his more extensive expeditions created greater contemporary interest and his journals were quickly made available to the public' (Australian Rare Books p.241).When Landsborough fell out with Frederick Walker, leader of the other Queensland relief expedition (and by many accounts a thoroughly unsavoury character), he proceeded south from the Gulf of Carpentaria to Cooper's Creek. Accordingly, his journal records much of the territory encountered by Burke and Wills on their tragic journey northward.Australian Rare Books, 174a; Ferguson, 11329.

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        Church Windows: A Series of Designs, Original or Selected from Ancient Examples

      Birmingham, England: Chance Brothers Co., 1862. Folio. (30)ff. A catalogue of stained-glass designs issued by a glass works company, featuring full-page plates chromolithographed in rich, vibrant colors. According to the book's brief introduction, the designs by Sebastian Evans were "intended as a simple and practical guide to those who require Ornamental Glass for the purpose of Church Decoration." Some of the designs are copies or modifications of traditional examples, others original. They range from borders and fillets to full-window decorations that incorporate images of St. John, the Last Supper, and other Christian iconography. Bound in publisher's full gray cloth richly decorated and lettered in gilt on upper board, with a smaller gilt decoration to the rear board. Colored endpapers. Closed tear to a single blank protective interior leaf, else a fine copy of an uncommon work. A.e.g.

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        Church Windows. A Series of Designs, Original or Selected from Ancient Examples

      Glass Works Near Birmingham: Chance Bros & Co, 1862 A series of Designs Original or selected from Ancient examples. In blue cloth, corners and edges very slightly bumped, heavily decorated in gilt, title in gilt, blind tooling to front cover, no title to spine, blind tooling and smaller gilt decorative item to rear cover. Internally, NO inscriptions etc, 27 superb, full page plates of stained glass windows, some pages have 6 examples, whilst some just the one but full size. Table of contents lists, to name just a few:- Patterns of leaded Quarries, Borders & Fillets, Geometrical Patterns, Quarry Patterns, Figure of St John in a Perpendicular Window, Decorated window with a figure of the Saviour, a Decorated window with figure subjects and much more. Spectacular coloured plates, Very Rare. This copy looks as though it has the number 730 in gilt to base on front cover. Evans, artist and author, who in 1857 became manager of the art department of the glassworks of Messrs Chance Bros. & Co. at Oldbury, near Birmingham. He held this post for ten years, and designed many windows, including one illustrating the legend of Robin Hood for the International Exhibition in London in 1862. see ODNB for a full bio.

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        De l'existence d'un nouveau métal, le Thallium

      Lille, L. Danel, 1862. 8vo. 42 pp., one full colour plate. Original printed wrappers.* The original publication, with a signed dedication by the author on the front wrapper, of the discovery of Thallium being a metal. Claude Auguste Lamy (1820-1876) discovered the element while observing pyrite but soon found out that William Crookes had identified the new element too and generously - perhaps erroneously - gave Crookes the honour. However, Crookes' research was less thorough and he believed Thallium to be related to the group of elements that includes sulphur, whereas Lamy who did not only detected the element but also isolated larger quantities was the first to show that it was a metal from the lead group and in fact a bit heavier than lead. His discovery was published in the Annales de Chimie et de Physique, third series, volume 67, but this is the perhaps earlier, separately published account. The last two pages contain the proceedings of the Société impériale des Sciences, de l'Agriculture et des Arts, de Lille, recording the meeting of 16 May 1862 in which Lamy announced his results and showed about 1.5 grams of the new element. Thallium became widely used as a rat-poison, being very toxic (one cannot resist thinking that Lamy's early death is somehow related to his working with Thallium), but is now mostly used in electronics and optics. The plate shows the spectra in which the characteristic green line is indicated after which the element was named. Uncut copy. Some marginal fraying, old printed library label pasted on the title page, otherwise a very good clean copy. Very rare.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Cuadro descriptivo y comparativo de las lenguas indigenas de Mexico

      Mexico: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, 1862-1865. first edition; 2 volumes in one as frequently found; small, thick octavo, lii, [541] pp. + vi, 427, [4] pp.; minor library markings later paper covered boards with blue leather spine very faded and rubbed, general age toning to text with a few instances of penciling, still sound and overall good+. Photos available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Zubal Books]
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        Les Emaux de Petitot du Musée impérial du Louvre - Portraits de personnages historiques et de Femmes célèbres du siècle de Louis XIV gravés au burin par M. L. Ceroni

      Paris: Blaisot, 1862-1864. First editions. Folio, 2 volumes. Beautifully bound in black morocco, with titles and tooling the spine and panels. All edges gilt. Fifty plates, after Petitot's miniature, portraits engraved by M. L. Ceroni. Jean Petitot was a French-Swiss enamel painter. His major collection is in the Jones Bequest at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and he is featured in the Louvre.

      [Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB]
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        [Print] Yankee volunteers marching into Dixie "Yankee doodle keep it up, Yankee doodle dandy

      Washington City: Published by C.F. Morse ; Boston G.A. Morse, 1862. First edition. A very good copy, toned, some marginal staining, minor nicks to top edge. 25.9 x 31.5 cm. (image); 28 x 35.5 cm (sheet). Hand-colored lithograph. A patriotic but fanciful portrayal of Union forces marching on the South at the opening of the Civil War. Led by a blue-uniformed officer with a drawn sword, a large troop of men march forward. All are dressed in the large white top hats, striped pantaloons, and jack boots characteristic of Yankee character Brother Jonathan. In the background, to the north, is the Potomac River and, beyond, the Washington skyline with the Capitol building. Published as a music cover. OCLC locates five copies, three of the lithograph only: Lib. of Congress, American Antiquarian Soc., and the Boston Athenaeum; and two with the score: Boston Athenaeum and Brown. Reilly: American Political Prints 1862-1.

      [Bookseller: Kaaterskill Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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