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      Smith Elder and Co. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1862. First Edition. Hardcover. But for the cracked hinges, this would be a Near Fine set. Three volumes in the Second Issue binding (Sadleir 3186) of brown morocco cloth with more conventional blocking than the first issue. According to Carter (BINDING VARIANTS, pages 158-159), 1520 copies were printed. All hinges are cracked to varying degrees with several covers loose but all attached. Uncommon in original cloth.

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      - Pp. xii+268, tinted lithographic frontispiece and 8 plates, plus 5 black & white plates (including a plan) and 6 text illustrations, folding chart at end, appendices; later (but not recent) half calf, spine lettered in gilt, marbled papered boards, the spine and top edges lightly faded; uncut; later endpapers; bottom fore-corner of several leaves water stained, numerous mainly small edge chips and splits, some of which have been tape-repaired, with a few more extensive tears (usually with tape or paper repairs) to the last leaves including all of the appendices, scattered light foxing, browning, and soiling; Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh, 1863. First edition. F. 10528; Hill 822. *Includes chapters on New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji, the Isle of Pines, and Norfolk Island. Some of the plates are lithographs after photographs by Commander R. P. Cator, the Captain of the Fawn. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ensaio Sobre o Direito Administrativo.

      1862 - Uruguai, Paulino Jose Soares de Souza, Visconde do [1807-1866]. Ensaio Sobre o Direito Administrativo. Rio de Janeiro: B.L. Garnier, [1862]. Two volumes bound in one book. Octavo (8" x 5"). Contemporary textured cloth with crude rebacking. Some rubbing to extremities with wear to corners, a few small stains to boards, hinges cracked, rear free endpaper lacking, a few small tears to Volume I title page, light browning to text. Two early owner stamps to title pages, interior otherwise clean. * Only edition. Borchard says this is a "leading" work on administrative law published during the Empire. He commends its theoretical discussion of administrative law and documentary value for the history of public administration in Brazil. Reprint editions were published in 1960, 1997 and 2002. All are scarce. OCLC locates 7 copies of the 1862 edition, 5 in North America, 2 in law libraries (Catholic University Library of Congress). Borchard, Guide to the Law and Legal Literature of Argentina, Brazil and Chile 325. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., ABAA ILAB]
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      Paris: E. Dentu, 1862.. xviii,298,[2]pp. 12mo. Half green morocco and marbled boards (unsigned), raised bands, gilt. Frontispiece and six engravings in text. Foxing to frontis and title, and terminal leaves a bit foxed, lower fore-tips rubbed, otherwise a very good copy. First edition, issue on ordinary paper. The frontis is a spirited etching by Felicen Rops. One of the other etchings is credited to Gustave Courbet, but Vicaire attributes it to Poulet-Malassis, etched by Leopold Flameng, who executed the other mounted chapter heading vignettes and the cul-de-lampe. Delvau's essays had previously appeared, in part, in the periodical CADET- ROUSSEL. An interesting survey of the prominent cafés and cabarets of the city, with comments on some of the personalities who frequented them. VICAIRE III:147- 8. BRIVOIS, p.118.

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      Richmond: Hoyer & Ludwig, [1862].. Single sheet map, 19 x 24 inches. Old fold lines. Minor loss and separation at some folds. Light wear and soiling. Very good. A rare Confederate battle map showing railroads, bridges, roads, and battles (including dates fought). Battles marked are Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, Savage's Station, Gaines' Mill, Mechanicsville, and others along or near the Chickahominy River in Virginia. The verso of the sheet has an ornamental ownership inscription of Sergeant Thomas Graeme of the 3rd Virginia Infantry, a few accomplished pencil landscape sketches, and a 1907 gift inscription from Graeme to "my esteemed friend" R. Bruce Ricketts, who had been a colonel in the Union Army. A nice association. Parrish & Willingham locate eight copies. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 6201. EBERSTADT 121:358. CRANDALL 3064.

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        Western Landscape (Untitled)

      [no date]. () Fine. Painting. Early 20th century. Oil on Panel. 196 X 205 CM (77 X 80.7 inches). Image is brightly coloured, with beautiful details. The painting depicts a Native Canadian canoeing down a waterfall with the sun setting in the background. It is signed on the bottom right by the artist. The painting is surrounded by a white painted frame. A grand work of art perfect for a hotel, restaurant or bar. Nora Drummond (1862- 1949), also known as Nora Drummond-Davis, was an English, and later Canadian, artist and illustrator, whose work typically featured dogs and country pursuits (she also worked for the British Postcard Company). In 1893 Drummond married Daniel Joseph F. Davies (1870-1948) and shortly after the turn of the century the couple emigrated to Canada. For some years they lived in Alberta, where Nora Drummond-Davies, as she had become known, provided private lessons in painting and illustration to Peter Whyte, who later, with his wife, became the inspiration for the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alberta. Deaccession from a promenent Canadian Institution..

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        Joannis Maldonati, Societatis Jesu theologi, commentarii in quatuor evangelistas : ad optimorum librorum fidem accuratissime recudi / curavit Conradus Martin - [Complete in 2 volumes]

      Moguntiae : Francisci Kirchhemii, 1862. 3rd Edition. Physical desc. : 2 v. ; 23 cm. Editio tertia emendatissima. Subject: Bible. Latin. 1862. N. T. Gospels. Bible - Commentaries. Language: Latin. Scattered, marginal foxing. Near fine copies both in the contemporary vellum over contrasting buckram boards; dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine bands and panel edges very slightly rubbed and toned as with age. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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      Smith, Elder and Co., London 1862 - Three volumes in the Second Issue binding (Sadleir 3186) of brown morocco cloth with more conventional blocking than the first issue. According to Carter (BINDING VARIANTS, pages 158-159), 1520 copies were printed. All hinges are cracked to varying degrees with several covers loose but all attached. Uncommon in original cloth. But for the cracked hinges, this would be a Near Fine set [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        City And County Of San Francisco. Compiled From Official Surveys And Sectionalized In Accordance With U.S. Surveys. Drawn By V. Wackenreuder, C.E. 1861. Published By Henry G. Langley For the San Francisco Directory. Entered ... 1861 By Henry G. Langley ... California. Britton & Co. Print. (with 3 inset maps of the Farrallon Islands)

      San Francisco: Henry Langley, 1862. San Francisco: Henry Langley, 1862. & . Lithograph. Left hand side only. 21 x 14 inches with small section of the right hand side as well. mounted on linen. Scale 1: 32,800. First map of the city to be included in Langley's directory. Early map to show the western and southern parts of the peninsula, with the land grants, and full topography. Also shows the northern part of San Mateo County and a small part of Marin County. Three insets show the Farrallon Islands. Map is without color.& References: Norris 3430; Vogdes p234.

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        Die Verschwörer oder der häusliche Krieg. Oper in einem Aufzuge von J. F. Castelli. Vollständiger Clavier-Auszug von E. Schneider

      Wien, C. A. Spina (1862).. 4°. 105 S. mit dekorat. ill. Titelbl. HLn. d. Zt. Kanten berieb., stellenw. stockfleckig. vgl. DV 787 - Erste Ausgabe der teilw. Bearbeitung v. Julius Zellner. Platten-Nr.: C.A.S. 17,445.

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        City And County Of San Francisco. Compiled From Official Surveys And Sectionalized In Accordance With U.S. Surveys. Drawn By V. Wackenreuder, C.E. 1861. Published By Henry G. Langley For the San Francisco Directory. Entered . 1861 By Henry G. Langley . California. Britton & Co. Print. (with 3 inset maps of the Farrallon Islands).

      San Francisco: Henry Langley, 1862. - Lithograph. Left hand side only. 21 x 14 inches with small section of the right hand side as well. mounted on linen. Scale 1: 32,800. First map of the city to be included in Langley's directory. Early map to show the western and southern parts of the peninsula, with the land grants, and full topography. Also shows the northern part of San Mateo County and a small part of Marin County. Three insets show the Farrallon Islands. Map is without color.References: Norris 3430; Vogdes p234.

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        The International Exhibition of 1862. The Illustrated Catalogue Of The Industrial Department British Division & Foreign/Colonial & Foreign Divisions: 4 vols

      London: Printed For Her Majesty's Commisioners, 1862. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. maroon cloth decorated in blind, rebacked with original backstrips laid down for British Division, Foreign Divisions complete in original cloth. Aeg. Very good. 4 vols./No Dust Jacket. 27 x 20 cm. Monumental work: Frontispiece Vol. II is a chromolithograph. Lists nearly 7000 exhibitors, plethora of wood engravings in the text. Approx. 40 pages of adverts end of Vol. I. Index Vol. II. Two additional volumes covering Foreign and Colonial sections are also included, Interior clean and fresh, half titles, frontispiece Vol. I dampstained, contemporary owner inscription on half titles, front cover gilt lettering bright for British Division. Foreign Divisions: backstrip extremity and corner wear, bookplates.

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        ALS ("George Sand").

      Nohant, November 1862. - Large 8vo. 2¾ pp. on double leaf. To an unnamed "Monsieur et cher confrère", regarding Louis Maillard's work on the Île de Réunion: "[ ] Louis Maillard [ ] vient de publier un ouvrage de fonds très important et intéressant sur l'ile[!] de la réunion [.] Cet Ouvrage avec figures lui revient fort cher et il ne pourrait pas répandre ses exemplaires au hasard dans les journaux. Il faudrait qu'il sut á quels rédacteurs spéciaux il doit les remettre avec [?] de rendre compte [.]". - On stationery with embossed monogram. - Small label, monogram stamp "LS" and ms. number "183" on the reverse of fol. 2.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1862. In Two Volumes. London: Chapman & Hall, 1862. 32 pp Vol I ads dated October 1861. Original blind-stamped rose-maroon cloth. First Edition of Trollope's account of his 1861 trip to the land where his mother and younger siblings had briefly lived (in Cincinnati, 1827-1831). This work is not only a geographical description of North America; Trollope also gets into such questions as "Deficiencies in the Post Office System" (Trollope had been a post office civil servant), "Amount of the Debt - Can the Burden be Borne?" and "Rights of Women" -- topics no less timely now. Given the year, Trollope also discusses the Civil War then raging ("The Causes of the War"). Trollope's wife Rose accompanied him on most of this trip, acting as his amanuensis; it is said that the book's spontaneity declines at the point she left for London -- reflecting how much harder it was for him to write out his thoughts rather than to dictate them freely.~This set is in very good-plus condition (the spines are faded to a light brown, as usual with rose-maroon cloth, but there is very little external wear; also the original Vol I endpapers show some cracking). An uncommon Trollope edition. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 14.

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        The Works of Thomas de Quincey

      - Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A handsomely bound collection of the essays of Thomas de Quincey. Second edition. Containing Confessions of an Opium-Eater, Recollections of the Lakes and Lake Poets Coleridge, Wordsworth and Southey, Last Days of Immanuel Kant and other writing, The English Mail Coach and other writings, Dr Samuel Parr or Whiggism in its Relations to Literature and other writings, Richard Bentley and other writings, Protestantism and Other Essays, Leaders in Literature with a Notice of Traditional Errors affecting Them, The Caesars and Other Papers, Style and Rhetoric and Other papers, Coleridge and Opium-Eating and other writings, Speculations Literary and Philosophic, The Art of Conversation and Other Papers, Autobiographic Sketches 1790-1803, and Biographies of Shakespeare, Pope, Goethe and Schiller and on the Political Parties of Modern England. Illustrated throughout with eleven plates (no collation available). Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821) is an autobiographical account about his laudanum (opium and alcohol) addiction and its effect on his life. The Confessions was the first major work De Quincey published and the one which won him fame almost overnight. . . The Confessions maintained a place of primacy in De Quincey's literary output, and his literary reputation, from its first publication; it went through countless editions, with only occasional intervals of a few years, and was often translated. Since there was little systematic study of narcotics until long after his death, De Quincey's account assumed an authoritative status and actually dominated the scientific and public views of the effects of opium for several generations. Ex-libris bookplate of David M. Ritchie to front pastedowns. Complete in fifteen volumes. Condition: In full calf bindings with gilt detailing. Externally smart, with just some light rubbing and a few marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainly clean, aside from some light offsetting to the title pages. Burn mark to folding facsimile in volume I. Overall: NEAR FINE..

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        The Works of Thomas De Quincey (16 volume set)

      Adam and Charles Black, 1862. Leather Bound. Very Good. 16 volume complete set. Handsome, suitable for a gift. Half-calf leather with contemporary marbled boards. Clean, unmarked pages. Good bindings and covers. Hardcover. Ships daily.

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        THE WORKS

      Edinburgh A and C Black. -1874 1862 - 16 VOLUMES octavo 7x5 inches, COMPLETE. A lovely set of De Quincey in a very pretty period CLASSIC LIGHT HALF CALF BINDING with red and green leather lettering labels, lots of gilt and marbled endpapers. The occasional spot but a sturdy as well as pretty set. See photos. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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        The Works

      Adam and Charles Black,, 1862. 16 volumes, octavo (182 × 120 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, titles and centre tool to spines, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Some occasional light foxing, spines a little dulled, an excellent set. A handsomely bound set of De Quincey's works.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black. G: in good condition. Covers rubbed. Corners bumped. Endpapers foxed. Some light browning throughout. Tightly bound. 1862. Reprint. Dark-green/gilt half-leather with blue marbled boards. 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 :: 180mm x 120mm (7" x 5") :: (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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        A history of the earth and animated nature (vols. 1 & 2 only)

      Blackie & Son, 1862. 2nd Blackie edition. Good/No Jacket. Modern library buckram lxiii, 564 pp; 663 pp. 81 plates. Map repaired, with some loss of text to caption.

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      London- Chapman and Hall, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this scarce work by Thomas Adolphus Trollope. Complete in two volumes. Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1810 1892) was born in Bloomsbury, London on 29 April 1810, was the elder brother of Anthony Trollope, the novelist. He was educated at Harrow School and Winchester College. Between 1840 and 1890 Thomas Adolphus Trollope produced some sixty volumes of travel writing, history and fiction, in addition to a large amount of periodical and journalistic work. Bound by Maltbys of Oxford, with binder's stamp to front pastedowns. With a relevant newspaper clipping tipped-in to page 175 of volume II. Previous owner's ink inscriptions to title pages. Condition: In a quarter calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, smart. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED.

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        Sociétés des Aqua-Fortistes Eaux-fortes modernes Oeuvres inédites et originales

      Paris: Published by A. Cadart et Luquet, 79, rue de Richelieu, [1862- 1866]. 5 volumes, folio. (21 1/2 x 14 inches). Letterpress titles to vols. 2-5 in red and black. 5 engraved additional titles, 299 (of 300) etched plates by Delacroix (3), Manet (2), Fantin-Latour (1), Corot (3), Courbet (1) and many others, plates 1-180 (i.e. vols 1-3) printed on wove paper, plates 181-300 (vols. 4-5) proofs before letters printed on Aqua Fortistes laid paper. Lacks plate 248 by Lefebvre (Le Titien et la Duchesse de Ferrare - Nymphe). (Dampstaining to upper margin of vol. 5 engraved title, lacks preliminary text to vol. 1). Contemporary half red morocco over red pebbled cloth covered boards. Bindings broken and defective. A near complete set of this gallery of ground-breaking work, a five-volume celebration of the etching revival in France led by Delacroix, Manet, Fantin-Latour, Corot, Courbet and Meryon. This outstanding collection is one of the seminal publications to spring out of the etching revival in France. The Société des Aqua-Fortistes was the French equivalent of the Etching Club in England and similarly it aimed to produce a collection of high quality etchings by the leading artists of the period. Like the Etching Club, the Société des Aqua-Fortistes sought to raise the reputation of the medium from a reproductive technique to a fine art. Although the etching revival began somewhat earlier in England, the French movement exerted a far greater influence on the medium, and included a wider range of prominent artists. The Barbizon painters were among the earliest French artists to participate in the etching revival, and their superb prints helped raise the medium to new heights. This unique publication is an outstanding example of fine art printing at its best. Some of the highlights of the collection include: Plate 2. DAUBIGNY. Parc à moutons, le matin. Plate 4. MANET. Les Gitanos. Plate 38. COROT. Souvenir d'Italie. Plate 67. MANET. Lola de Valence. Plate 142. FANTIN- LATOUR. Un Morceau de Schumann. Plate 161. DAUBIGNY. Les Vendanges. Plate 171. DELACROIX. Juive d'Alger. Plate 176. MERYON. Ministère de la Marine (Fictions et Voeux). Plate 197. DELACROIX. Arabes d'Oran. Plate 201. DAUBIGNY. Le Gué. Plate 211. COROT. Environs de Rome. Plate 242. COURBET. Les Demoiselles de Village. Plate 290. DELACROIX. Le Forgeron.

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        Clarke & Stephenson's New York City Guide. For August, 1862

      New York: French & Wheat, printers, 1862. Folding map, printed in blue, advertisements printed in blue on verso, 32pp. letterpress text, with integral advertisements (minor silverfish damage to the first and last two text leaves). Folds into original cream card wrappers, titled in red on the exterior of the upper cover, advertisements in red on interior of the upper cover, and the interior and exterior of the lower cover, contemporary signature on the upper outer cover. 12 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches. A snap-shot of New York City during the Civil War. The map covers from Battery Park to 17th Street and Union Square, with the ferry routes marked and a small section of Brooklyn in the lower left corner. The text covers 'places of Amusement; banks; city railroads; location of Commissioners of police; Custom house; table of distances; exchanges; express companies; ferries; freight and transport companies; hack charges; hotels; location of piers, places of interest; post offices; and railroad trains". There is also a large variety of advertisements, including a large illustrated ad for B. B. & J. Hagerty's medical glassware, card photographs of celebrated Americans, patent axle grease, American Indian goods, New Haven patent shirts, to various publisher's and printers.

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        Journal of a Political Mission to Afghanistan, in 1857, Under Major (Now Colonel) Lumsden, with an Account of the Country and People

      London.: Smith, Elder.. 1862.. 8 full page chromolithographs, xv + 480pp, appendix, neat ex-Parliamentary library gilt stamp at foot of spine but no other library markings. Half calf binding, marbled paper covered boards and endpapers. Errata slip present. Leather on spine darkened and somewhat crazed, endpapers, tissue guards and adjacent pages foxed, plates foxed in margin but images mainly clean. The text is particularly clean and fresh with only very occasional spots of foxing. Yakushi B115. Henry Walter Bellow describes the country and people of Afghanistan in the first part of this work and follows this with an account of mission under Major Lumsden. .

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      1862. Very Good. BELLEW, H. W. JOURNAL OF A POLITICAL MISSION TO AFGHANISTAN, IN 1857, UNDER MAJOR (NOW COLONEL) LUMSDEN; with an account of the country and people. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1862. First edition. Eight tinted lithographs. Octavo. xvi,480 pp.; errata slip tipped-in after p. xvi. Publisher's binding; brown cloth over beveled boards, title gilt-stamped to spine, frame and central device blind-stamped to sides, brown coated endpapers. Ex-library, with all of the usual marks and with a varnished backstrip. Binding shows general light soiling all over, as well as some wear at heel, crown and bottom corners, a small nick in fore-edge of the upper board, and the front hinge is starting. However, other than a library stamp on the title-page, the text leaves and plates are clean and quite fresh. It is a sound and very good copy overall. In January 1857, after Persia had seized Herat, Major Harry Burnett Lumsden was sent on a delicate mission to Kandahar to make sure that the British subsidy to the amir was duly applied to the payment of troops for the defence of Afghanistan against Persia and, if possible, to advise and assist the amir so far as it could without exciting Afghan jealousy. Henry Walter Bellew was the medical officer on the mission. Bellew (1834-92), who had been born in India, educated in England, and had returned to serve in India, was generally familiar with the inhabitants, customs, languages, and topography of the region and a keen observer. This work is full of information from a scientific as well as from a political point of view; for instance, at the end of the book is an appendix of plants gathered in Afghanistan. (DNB).

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        The Chess Congress of 1862. A Collection of the Games Played, and a Selection of the Problems sent in for Competition

      [vii ad]+xcvi+536+[vi ad] pages with front and back leaves of ads being the paste-downs with frontispiece, diagrams, tables and indices. Small octavo (7 1/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original red cloth with decorative blind stamped cover and spine with gilt lettering to spine. An account of the proceedings and a "Memoir of the British Chess Association" by G W Medley. (Bohn's Scientific Library)(Betts: 25-4) First edition.Published in the United States by Lippincott (Philadelphia) and Scribner (New York), but dates not ascertained. The "memoir" contains reports of the past meetings of the British Chess Association, the arrangements for the 1862 congress, a general account of the tournament. There follow the 177 games with brief notes, and 23 other games, including consultation games and a selection from the problem tourney, incorporating a number of self-mates and end-game studies. The tournament of 1862 had been promoted by the British Chess Association, whose history was as follows: Before modern traveling facilities were invented, it had been felt that country clubs were too much isolated. The members played with the same opponents year in and year out; they opted the style and peculiarities of their one best player; enjoyed few opportunities of measuring themselves with those outside their immediate circle, and scarcely knew what first-class play really was. This did not suit the views of the enthusiasts, and in 1840 a number of zealous Yorkshire players conceived the idea of mustering a number of clubs for what seemed to their minds a grand carnival - a whole day's play. Out of this was developed the Yorkshire Chess Association, and from it in due time the British Chess Association. The meeting of 1862 was the eight held under its auspices, the seventh having assembled at Bristol a year before. The minimum rate of play was slow, twenty moves in two hours, but yet it was enacted that the game shall be played out at a sitting. Time was measured by sand-glasses. The chess clock, which was first suggested by Blackburne, had not yet come into existence. For the first time, at this tournament, every player played at least one game with each competitor.Condition:Spine ends professionally repaired by Octavaye Studios, lightly soiled, corners gently soiled, mostly unread, only a few pages crudely opened else a very nice copy of a scarce tournament item.

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        Collection of Eight Civil War Letters - 23rd Wisconsin Infantry - Kentucky, Yazoo City, Vicksburg, New Orleans, Mobile, and Texas

      Manuscript Letters, 1862. Collection of eight Civil War letters from Robert B. Crandall to his sister, Kittie, in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The letters document Crandall's service in the 23rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry from 1862 to 1865. Originally a First Sergeant, Crandall was promoted to First Lieutenant by the war's end. The 23rd served in the western theater and participated in the occupation of Kentucky, the Yazoo Expedition, the Siege of Vicksburg, the occupation of New Orleans, the Battle of Bayou Bourbeau, the Reconnaissance of the Matagorda Peninsula, the Battle of Sabine Crossroads, the occupation of Arkansas, and the capture and occupation of Mobile, Alabama. These letters include a very personal and detailed recounting of the 23rd's action at the Battle of Bayou Bourbeau. Similar detailed summaries of the Matagorda Reconnaissance and the capture of the entire 19th Kentucky Infantry Regiment during General Banks' failed Red River Campaign are also included. The letters additionally record a number of fascinating vignettes such as destroying railroads and capturing property in route from Kentucky to Vicksburg, General Grant's near fatal injury while horseracing General Banks during a review in New Orleans, and "taking negroes" from the southern states into the Union Army. There is also much discussion of life in camp and home, as well as Crandall's desires to remain on active duty after the end of the war. Overall a very nice collection of letters detailing a number of less well known battles and campaigns. Partial transcripts of the letters are included.. Letter. Very Good.

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      Janesville [Wi]. July 4, 1862.. Broadside, 8 1/2 x 6 inches. Light wear and foxing. Very good. An unrecorded Civil War broadside publicizing a dispatch from Union General George B. McClellan following The Seven Days' Battles, which occurred between June 26 and July 2, 1862. In the course of that week Union and Confederate forces fought a series of battles in five different locales. At the end of these engagements the Confederates withdrew to Richmond. This EXTRA gives information about losses and casualties and states that the "Gen. McClellan and his big staff all agree that the position of our army is far more advantageous as a base of operations against Richmond than that hitherto occupied." Although most of the battles in the Seven Days can be considered Union victories, the overall outcome of the campaign was still not particularly successful for the Union, due to McClellan's weaknesses as a commander in the field. Afterwards, the Union's Peninsular Campaign was abandoned and the majority of McClellan's men were transferred to John Pope's army in Northern Virginia. Rare and unrecorded.

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      Paris: Librairie L. Hachette, 1862 - 1868. Hardcover. Very Good +. Vol 1 – cxvi, 502 pgs Vol 2 – 530 pgs. Vol 3 – 572 pgs. Vol 4 – 514 pgs. Vol 5 – 596 pgs. Vol 6 – 660 pgs. Vol 7 – 538 pgs. Vol 8 – 695 pgs. Vol 9 – 644 pgs. Vol 10 – 583 pgs. Vol 11 – 488 pgs. Vol 12 – 572 pgs. Album – Unpaginated. Text in French.& 5 x 9 in. Album 7 x 10 in. Album has B&W and color illustrations.& Chocolate-brown half morocco with shiny marbled boards. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. 5 raised bars on spine. Marbled endpapers. Gilt upper text block. Condition of books is VERY GOOD+ ; & Very tight, clean copies, leather, gilding and boards remarkably like new, clean and bright. Small David B. Ogden book plate on front paste down. Foxing to side and bottom of text block. Not all pages cut. Slight foxing to title pages and frontis. A few corners bumped, but most remarkably clean. Album has small faded spot to boards on cover, and slight wear to edges.&

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

      New York: Anson D.F. Randolph, 1862. Folio. (18 x 13 3/4 inches). Tinted lithographic additional title by Charles Parsons, printed by Endicott & Co., 20 chromolithographic plates by Parsons after van Lennep, all printed by Endicott & Co. of New York. (Text somewhat toned as usual, minor foxing to the additional title, the plates generally clean). Original morocco- backed maroon pebble-grain cloth, upper cover blocked in gilt with the title above and below a vignette of a veiled lady seated on a camel being led by an arab, beneath a crescent moon, beside some palm trees. A rare and important color-plate book: One of the relatively few American costume books, and certainly the best such created in 19th-century America. This is a notable and unusual instance of the taste for the Ottoman or "Turkish" which manifested itself in the furniture of the period but seldom in books. In terms of American color-plate books, this is one of the only large projects from the 1860s, when the Civil War seems to have curtailed production of such lavish enterprises. "The one really big chromolithographic book of this decade ... the art is simple, but [Charles] Parson's hand is obvious in the good lithography, and Endicott's printing is well done for its time" (McGrath). "Endicott achieved a rich variety of color which demonstrated the increased technical ability of American printers in the medium" (Reese). Henry Van Lennep was born in Smyrna, the son of European merchants. Educated, on the advice of American missionaries, in the United States, he returned to Turkey as a missionary in 1840, and spent most of the next twenty years in various parts of the Ottoman Empire. Returning to the United States in 1861, he turned his superb original drawings of Middle Eastern life into the Oriental Album. The plates include two scenes of Jewish life in the Ottoman Empire. Included are plates of "A Turkish Effendi", "Armenian Lady (at home)", "Turkish and Armenian Ladies (abroad)", "Turkish Scribe", ""Turkish Lady of Rank (at home)", "Turkish Cavass (police officer)", "Turkish Lady (unveiled)", "Armenian Piper", "Armenian Ladies (at home)", "Armenian Marriage Procession", "Armenian Bride", "Albanian Guard", "Armenian Peasant Woman", "Bagdad Merchant (travelling)", "Jewish Marriage", "Jewish Merchant", "Gypsy Fortune Telling", "Bandit Chief", "Circassian Warrior", "Druse Girl." Bennett, p.108; Blackmer Catalogue 1715; Blackmer Sale 1500; DAB XIX, 200; McGrath, pp.38, 115, 162; Reese, Stamped with a National Character 97; Atabey 1274

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        Bernicla Brenta (Brent Goose)

      London, Taylor and Francis , 1862-73. Print. Hand coloured lithographed plate, 54.5 x 36 cms, by J. Gould and H.C. Richter, printed by Walter. From ‘The Birds of Great Britain’.

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      London: James Hogg and Sons and Tinsley Brothers, Nd; Nd; 1862. 6 vols. Illustrated by H. K. Browne and James Godwin; Charles Altamont Doyle and the Brothers Dalziel. 322+ 2 ad; 292+ 4 ad; 339+ 4 ad; 337+ 4 ad; 315; 315+ 4 ad pp. Hardcover. 8vo. Full dark green polished morocco by Tout Binders. Elaborately gilt spines, tooled in compartments. Covers ruled in gilt with elaborate, leafy branch devices in corners. The device in the ?spine-corner? consuming its quadrant entirely with branches, leaves and butterflies. Board edges ruled in gilt. Wide turn-overs bear some leaf & branch design. All edges gilt. This unique set has been greatly extended by the insertion of 328 extra plates. Some minor wear to head and heels. Vol. II of ?Wits & Beaux? has been professionally rebacked with original spine laid-down. Bookplates to front paste-downs. Else a nice set. Very good/No dust jacket. (Multiple volumes - extra shipping charges apply) (Insurance required to ship this item).

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        A Handbook for Colonists in Tropical Australia

      Singapore,: printed for the editor, at Pinang, by Matthew Gregory Sr., 1862.. Octavo, four plates (three folding) printed on paperstock that has browned uniformly; an excellent copy, the original blue printed wrappers bound in, early French owner's note to front wrapper slightly clipped, later quarter calf, some wear at head of spine to joints. The north coast of Australia: a proposal for settlement in remote northern Australia, written by a pioneer of the region and veteran of the Port Essington settlement of 1838 under Sir James Bremer, and published in Singapore.This detailed account covers the entire north coast of Australia from Victoria River in the west to Carpentaria and the northeast coast as far down as the Fitzroy River (near present-day Rockhampton). George Windsor Earl (?1813-1865) was an important figure in the repeated attempts to settle the north coasts of Australia. As early as 1830 he is reported to have visited the new Swan River colony as a settler, but he had long-harboured plans for establishing a settlement on the north coast of Australia. By 1835, having returned to London, he had recruited the support of the Asiatic Society and the Royal Geographical Society in just such a venture, with the result that the Alligator and the Britomart were dispatched to Port Essington under the command of Sir James Bremer as part of the North Australia Expedition of 1838. Earl joined the expedition as "linguist" and Commissioner of Crown Lands for Port Essington, and over the ensuing decade spent a great deal of time in Port Essington and also Sydney. Due to poor health he retired to Singapore and died attempting the return voyage to England in 1865.Earl issued this work, as he noted in his introduction, at a time when 'the stock stations of the Queensland colonists having extended northward nearly to the parallel of the head of the Gulf of Carpentaria, while a movement has taken place which looks like a general advance along the whole line of southern colonies into the Tropical Region.' The charts included in this edition were engraved by T. Black in Calcutta, and are of particular interest for Earl's interesting theories and notes on prevailing winds and currents: work which would duly be recognised by both Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace.Ferguson knew only two copies (his own collection and the Mitchell Library) and recognised the real rarity of this exotic Singapore imprint: 'A very rare work owing to its being printed and issued in the Straits Settlement. The introduction is dated from Province Wellesley, January 8, 1863.'.Ferguson, 9344.

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        Description of the Delta of the Danube, and of the Works, recently executed, at the Sulina Mouth. Herausgeber Charles Manby und James Forest

      London, Clowes 1862 -1874. 22 cm. 2 Teile. in 1 Band. 34 S.; S. 35-89 mit 10 ausfaltbaren lithographierten Tafeln. Pappband, Original-Umschlagtitel aufgezogen - Encycl. Brit. 11.ed. 7, 822f.; 13, 35 - Sonderabdruck aus: "Proceedings of the Institute of Civil Engineers", 21 und 36. Hartley war leitender Ingenieur der Europäischen Donaukommission zur Erhaltung der Schiffbarkeit auf der unteren Donau. Die Tafeln unter anderem mit einer Karte des Donaudeltas, Pläne einzelner Mündungsarme, Wassertiefen und Schnittzeichnungen von Uferbefestigungen und Anlegestellen. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung des Autors - Sprache: Englisch / English -

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        A Samoan Dictionary: English and Samoan, and Samoan and English; with a short grammar of the Samoan dialect

      Samoa: London Missionary Society's Press, 1862. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily REDUCED until Sunday, July 28. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! (sale item) inscribed "Apai, Feby 22, 1872. Captain Meade USS. Narragansett with kind regards from M. Betham" this would be Montgomery Betham to Richard W. Meade (actually a Commander at the time), who was cruising through the South Pacific on a vaguely defined diplomatic mission; 223 pp., original purple cloth, small hand stamp to the front paste down, covers faded with a one-inch hole to the front panel, small paper label to the front cover, small perforation stamp to the title page, an occasional small age spot to the text, however overall good. Photos available upon request.

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        Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria

      Melbourne,: F. F. BailliËre,, 1862.. Octavo, frontispiece and large folding map, some wear and foxing, handcoloured in outline; original yellow printed boards with linen spine; a very good copy. The quite rare superior form of the BailliËre issue with the map handcoloured in outline and with the 16-page botanical appendix by Von Mueller. This is the first public printing of Landsborough's narrative based on official papers and reports.Maria, 109; this issue not in Ferguson; Wantrup, 174d.

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        Landscape Scenery, illustrating Sydney

      Sydney & Melbourne,: circa, 1862.. Oblong octavo, with an engraved title-page and 19 steel engraved plates with tissue interleaves; extremities a little worn but excellent in publisher's deluxe binding of dark plum morocco, spine and both boards decorated in gilt, lettered in gilt on the upper board "New South Wales Illustrated", all edges gilt. The second issue of Terry's well-known series: like several others we have seen, this is bound in the morocco usually reserved for the special handcoloured issue. In this issue the plates have been trimmed to oblong octavo dimensions, all the plates are unnumbered, and the artist's name is spelt correctly, although Parramatta is misspelt on the title-page.Wantrup, 259b (variant binding).

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        ALBUM ou COLLECTION COMPLETE ET HISTORIQUE DES COSTUMES DE LA COUR DE ROME. Des ordres monastiques, religieux et militaires et des Congregations seculieres des deux Sexes

      Silvestre. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1862. Second. Hardcover. Text in French. Rudolph Valentino bookplate attached, front pastedown. Blue buckram binding very sound, boards lightly rubbed, mild edgewear/corner wear. Foxing throughout but no markings to text or color plates. 80 color plates. Small tear to bottom edge of single page and small tape-repaired tear to bottom of single page, both near back of book. .

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        East Lynne

      London: Richard Bentley, 1862. Second Edition. Leather. Very Good. Three Volumes. Richard Bentley, London. Stated Second Edition, 1862, the year after the First Edition. Sadleir 3333a. No half titles called for. Very Good condition. Handsome modern rebinding in half sienna goatskin, cloth sides, marbled endpapers. Very slight foxing to first and last few pages of each volume, and occassionally elsewhere, but generally the text is bright. No interior markings.

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        The Lord Mayor Of London: Or, City Life In The Last Century

      London: Chapman And Hall, 1862., 1862. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. ix, 304; vi, 302; vi, 316. untrimmed in original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (spines faded & little frayed at ends, short tear in lower spine of Vol. III, light foxing to outer leaves). Ainsworth's armorial bookplate in Vol. I. tipped-in 3-page ALS from Ainsworth, dated Feb. 13, 1872, to Mess. Asher & Co., Covent Garden, remarking that he would be happy to enter into an arrangement for a continental edition of his new work 'Boscobel', but regrets that since he has "always experienced such liberal treatment from [his] old friend Baron Tauchnitz", that he feels bound to first offer the work to him. First Edition. NCBEL III 912. Sadleir 19.. F. Hardcover.

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      [Various locations. 1862-1864].. Three pocket diaries, approximately 400pp. total. Original black morocco wallet bindings, gilt. Light wear to bindings. Some light wear and soiling internally, but generally clean and legible. Very good. At the start of the Civil War, the Medal of Honor winner Nathaniel Barker was working as a mill operative in Piermont, N.H., and had recently married another mill hand, Wealtha Ann Melvin. In September 1862, he left behind the life he knew to enlist in the 11th New Hampshire Infantry, an outfit that had the unusual distinction of serving in the Army of the Potomac, Army of the Tennessee, Department of the Ohio, and the Army of the Potomac again during its three years under arms. Barker's diaries offer a continuous chronicle of his service, beginning at mustering in on Sept. 11, 1862 and continuing through and just after his wounding at Cold Harbor in June 1864. In crisp prose, Barker offers clear- eyed assessments of his active regiment. Just two months into his enlistment, he took part in his first skirmish while moving near Falmouth, reporting the incident like a seasoned veteran: "The rebbels attacked our bagage train, and our Batteries replied to them and we laid under their shells for two hours but no one of our troops were wounded except 2 of the artilery, one mortally died in the afternoon...." Barker's first major battle came at Fredericksburg, where they were part of the assault on the stone wall at Marye's Heights. The diary records those bloody events with detached calm: "Marched to the River and crossed to Fredericksburg and laid on the bank all day and night the shells and shot whisled over our heads in the afternoone not more than 10 feet above them. Saturday Dec. 13th. A terrible day with us our Regt went into Battle at about one oclock and laid or rather fought until after dark. In Co. E we had 18 wounded and missing none killed that I know of now it was a hard fought Battle and undesicive. We expect to have to go into it again. The boys fought like tigers but got very tired and dirty all covered with mud...." As he did with other battles, Barker reserved space at the end of his diary to include additional material on the major events of his service. The diary for 1862 bears a sketch map of his regiment's positions at Fredericksburg, the house and fence nearby, the place where he stanched the wounds of Capt. Shattuck, and the various positions where his comrades were wounded and killed in action. There is also a fine narrative description of the city and the damage sustained during the battle. Barker writes: "There is now and then one [building] that is not damaged but the most of the show the effect of our Cannon almost every building has a shot hole through it and a great many are burned to the ground and lay in ruins." His account of the fight itself is a remarkable first hand report of one of the turning points in the whole affair: "We were marched onto the Battle field where we fought until after dark. In going on to the field we had to cross a plan about 500 yds where the Rebs could throw their shells in us with teriable effect. We lost more men in crossing the plain than we did in all the rest of the engagement. The Rebs had all the advantage of us in the world. They fought in their entrenchment and we had to fight in the open field. The effect was terable, men with their heads and arms shot off and blown through legs shot off, hands shot off wounded in the face and body about every place one could think of." In 1863, the 11th New Hampshire was ordered west to take part in the Vicksburg Campaign and then to Kentucky and Tennessee for the Knoxville Campaign in November and December, with Barker providing a fine account of repulsing a Rebel attack under Longstreet on Fort Sanders in Knoxville on Nov. 29th. "There was a flag of truce in the afternoon for them to bury their dead. Our boys went over and see the rebs and had talk with them." But it is the diary for 1864 that contains the most dramatic content in the collection. The year began for Barker in Knoxville, and with three days per page in a small book. Despite the brevity of his entries, however, Barker provides an essential account of the spring campaigns leading to Petersburg, including the Wilderness (May 5), Spotsylvania (May 13, 17), and Bethesda Church (June 2-3). The serious action begins on May 10, when Barker reported, "Left our camp and marched about 5 miles and formed a line of Battle in the woods. Laid there a few minutes then moved out of the woods and advanced acrost an open field and laid in line as support of the 1st Brigade until morning...." Brief entries provide an inventory of the alarms, assaults, and losses right up until June 7, when Barker wrote succinctly: "The Rebs gave me a slight hit. I was down to the 4th and 10th Regts NH Vols... I went to the Div Hospitle." As he had done for Fredericksburg, Barker used the end pages of his diary to provide greater detail for the most intense conflagrations. On the Wilderness, May 5: "We went in early in the morning formed in the Pine woods marched in line of Battle about half a mile... and came on the Rebs had some scirmishing and they threw some shells into our lines wounding some... formed a line of Battle and mooved into a piece of woods where we found the Rebs in force. We advanced on them and drive them back took three lines of rifle pits and drove them out of the woods but they turned our left flank and we had to retreat back to where we found them first then we turned them and held them in check and reformed our lines and held them through the night." For Spotsylvania Court House, May 12: "We laid behind a line of Rifle pits last night and at daylight we advanced for a mile and drive them untill they come into their pits. Just before we came in sight of their pits we run onto a line of rebs and they told us not to fire for they were our own men but we soone found out that they was not and let them have it and they let us have it to and we fell back a few roads and formed a new line and advanced on them again and drove them into their pits and skirmished with them all day. It was very hot worke for a while in the morning but we kept them in their pits and we lay in the edge of the woods all day. They had a raking fire on us all day but could not drive us out." He reports 166 casualties in the battle. He writes more on Spotsylvania Court House dated May 17: "We left our pits and charged on the Rebels and drive them about half a mile there was a Brigade from the 2d Corps in front of us and they broke and run over our lines and like to Broke our lines, but we rallied and saved the line and advanced on them and held out position and built us a line of breast works under their fire and held our position until about darke when we had to leave for our right flank was not protected and if we had staid until after darke they would have come in on our flank and captured us. The way we got out of it and not let them know it was to withdraw all but two Cos and let them deploy as skirmishers and hold them untill the regt to get off. Then they kept up a fire on them and fell back under cover of the smoke and got off without any loss. After they were left alone the loss of our Regt was very light, only one man killed and four or five wounded. Our Co did not loose a man." He nevertheless reports 170 casualties for the engagement. Barker's wound was not life threatening, but was serious enough that he spent the remainder of his enlistment in hospital, earning his discharge on disability in May 1865. Although Barker says little about his wound, he reportedly received a gunshot wound in his left hip - another document notes that he was injured in his left gluteal region. What goes unsaid in the collection is that in 1897, Barker was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Spotsylvania on May 12. The citation read: "Six color bearers of the regiment having been killed, he voluntarily took both flags of the regiment and carried them through the remainder of the battle." Needless to say, Barker's diaries are a supreme rarity: the Civil War diaries of a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor mentioning, at length, the action for which he was awarded his medal.

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        The Works of De Quincey. Include: Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Last Days of Immanuel Kant and Other Writings, Recollections of the Lakes and the lake Poets, etc

      Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1862-63., 1862. 16 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary dark green half morocco with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines, marbled boards and end papers. Light, very occasional foxing to text, edges foxed; binding a little rubbed, spine to vol.I dulled. A sound set. Shows extremely well.

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        BEETON'S KING JAMES ILLUMINATED FAMILY BIBLE ; HOLY BIBLE; OLD & NEW TESTAMENTS (2 vols) ** Signed Elizabeth Mary Gort to Standish William Prendergast Vereker** Owned by Standish William Prendergast Vereker

      London: S O Beeton , 1862 (n.d.). First printing. Full Leather. Very Good condition. Bendemann, Bollinger, Fischer, Jager, Koch, Overbeck, Rethel, Richter, Schubert, J S von Carolsfeld, Steinle & Strahuber. Complete 2 large fine leatherbound volumes of Holy Bible containing Old & New Testaments in 24 parts from Genesis to Revelations. Samuel Orchart Beeton's rare publication of "The Illuminated Family Blble" in 2 large 4to volumes. Only previously issued in 24 seperate parts, this is the only known copy of this rare Holy Bible in 2 single grand leather bindings (not from separate parts). No such copies are known to have come to auction & none are held in The British Library. Beeton employed th German artist Johann Schnorr Von Carolsfeld especially to arrange the 200 Wood Cut engravings, and he used the works of the best Biblical artists in Europe. The letterings, initials, titles & headings were prepared by Noel Humphreys. The books was printed by Stephen Austin of Hertford (who became the Royal printers in 1995). Samuel Beeton's wife, the famed Mrs Beeton, produced popular domestic tomes. No date of publication is given, but the seperate parts were issued in 1861, so the first complete issue of the fine bindings was probably printed in 1862. An advert in The Solicitors' Journal & Reporter, dated Nov 16 1861, declared: "Now ready, BEETON'S ILLUMINATED FAMILY BIBLE. Part 1, 2 shillings with illustrations by Bendemann, Overbeck, Rethel, Schnorr & c. The Ornamentation by Noel Humphreys..." This ad for parts pre-dates the major work. An article in Nov 1861 Gospel Herald - "Beeton's Illuminated Family Bible, parts 18 & 19; to be completed in 24 parts. London: SO Beeton, 248 Strand. This is a beautifully illustrated edition of the Bible. It is printed in colors, with illuminated headings & initial letters. The type is large & clear; the notes are placed at the end of each book; and, in addition, various readings and parallel passages are appended. The printing is well-executed, the paper is of first quality, and there are 80 pages of 4to in each monthly two shilling part. It certainly takes rank as one of the best illustrated brought out of the Bible for some years past and will form a beautiful volume when completed." Beeton's life is well documented. Book Condition: interior pages of both books immaculate, almost as new. Page edges red all round. Minor issues: foxing evident at end pages; exterior leather boards occasionally scuffed; on Vol 1 fraying of material at spine extremities starting to crack at base of folding edge. Interior: Fine. Exterior: Good. Each 4to volume measures approx 11 inches x 8.5 inches. Vol 1 contains 1158 pages; Vol 2 contains 2096 pages. Both volumes stylishly inscribed at fep: "Standish William Prendergast Vereker - 1866 from E.M.G." Elizabeth Mary Gort (aka EM Vereker, nee Jones) was the second wife of Lord Gort, and Lt SWP Vereker's step-grandmother. The Bible was presented to him aged 12. At 24, Vereker was an officer in the British Army's 3rd Natal Native Contingent during the 1876 campaign in Zululand. His battlefield demise, following the loss of his horse, was loosely portrayed by Simon Ward in the film Zulu Dawn. Vereker lost his horse but managed to grab one out of the melee in the wreckage of the Saddle Troop. This new mount was to be his salvation from the doomed battle, and he made out along the Fugitive's Trail hoping thereby to escape. At that point, however, a member of the army ran up and spoke to him in Zulu, pointing at the horse which Vereker was sitting on. A companion explained to Vereker that the native claimed this horse was his own. So, Standish dismounted, apologized to the native for his error, handed over the reins & watched his only hope be ridden away. Vereker then joined with one of the groups forming for a "last stand". He died helping to hold the Zulu left horn from closing the only British escape route from the battlefield. Owned by a British hero whose memory has become preserved forever in celluloid, this is in every sense a rare Bible. Only a copy of Volume 2 is held at The British Library; a full 2 volume set is at The Scottish National Library in Edinburgh, with the only other being at Glasgow Library.

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        The Birds of Great Britain

      London: Taylor and Francis for the author, [1862]-1873. 5 volumes. Folio. 367 hand-colored lithographs after John Gould, Josef Wolf, and H.C. Richter. Contemporary green morocco gilt, all edges gilt. Provenance: from the library of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the gift of J. Pierpont Morgan in memory of his father, with an engraved bookplate commemorating the bequest on the front paste-down of each volume. ".the culmination of [his]. genius" (Tree). First edition. Often referred to as the most sumptuous and costly of all British bird books, the plates depict scenes with more sophisticated subjects than Gould's previous works, including nests, chicks and eggs: "I also felt that there was an opportunity of greatly enriching the work by giving figures of the young of many of the species of various genera - a thing hitherto almost entirely neglected by author's, and I feel assured that this infantile age of birdlife will be of much interest for science." (Gould "Preface" to "Introduction", 1873). Initially employed as a taxidermist [he was known as the 'bird-stuffer'] by the Zoological Society, Gould's fascination with birds began in the "late 1820s [when] a collection of birds from the Himalayan mountains arrived at the Society's museum and Gould conceived the idea of publishing a volume of imperial folio sized hand-coloured lithographs of the eighty species, with figures of a hundred birds (A Century of Birds Hitherto Unfigured from the Himalaya Mountains, 1830-32). Gould's friend and mentor N. A. Vigors supplied the text. Elizabeth Gould made the drawings and transferred them to the large lithographic stones. Having failed to find a publisher, Gould undertook to publish the work himself; it appeared in twenty monthly parts, four plates to a part, and was completed ahead of schedule. "With this volume Gould initiated a format of publishing that he was to continue for the next fifty years, although for future works he was to write his own text. Eventually fifty imperial folio volumes were published on the birds of the world, except Africa, and on the mammals of Australia-he always had a number of works in progress at the same time. Several smaller volumes, the majority not illustrated, were published, and he also presented more than 300 scientific papers. "His hand-coloured lithographic plates, more than 3300 in total, are called 'Gould plates'. Although he did not paint the final illustrations, this description is largely correct: he was the collector (especially in Australia) or purchaser of the specimens, the taxonomist, the publisher, the agent, and the distributor of the parts or volumes. He never claimed he was the artist for these plates, but repeatedly wrote of the 'rough sketches' he made from which, with reference to the specimens, his artists painted the finished drawings. The design and natural arrangement of the birds on the plates was due to the genius of John Gould, and a Gould plate has a distinctive beauty and quality. His wife was his first artist. She was followed by Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, William Matthew Hart, and Joseph Wolf" (Gordon C. Sauer for DNB). Anker p. 60; "Fine Bird Books"; Nissen 372; Sauer 23; Tree "The Ruling Passion of John Gould", p. 207; Wood p. 365; Zimmer p. 261. AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SET Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, one of the most highly discriminating collectors in American history, from Henry Sotheran & Co. on June 15, 1899 (who bought the entire stock of Gould's works and copyrights, and who with the help of Sharpe completed Gould's unfinished works), and subsequently donated it to the Wadsworth Athenaeum in the name of his father. 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 .

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

      John Rives 1862 - 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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