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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.

      [Bookseller: SequiturBooks]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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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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        A Practical Treatise on the Law Relating to the Duties of Railway Companies, As Carriers of Passengers and Goods [etc.]. Not in Ottley

      Shaw and Sons, Fetter Lane, Law Printers and Publishers London 1862 - Original green cloth, paper label (partly defective), a bit rubbed and definite pencilling, light browning, else a good copy; uncommon, 3 copies in OCLC Only edition of the first treatise devoted principally to the railways' obligations as common carriers, both as to goods and to passengers, the diverging standards still evolving as the British railway industry exploded in size at mid-century [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        A Confederate Newspaper Prints Lincoln's Response to Horace Greeley's Anti-Slavery Editorial

      Richmond, VA 1862 - Newspaper. Richmond Whig, Richmond, Va., August 30, 1862. 2 pp., 17 x 24 in. On the front page under "News from the North" is the text of Abraham Lincoln's reply to New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley. Greeley's letter urging Lincoln to emancipate all slaves in Union-held territory was known as "The Prayer of Twenty Millions." It was first published on August 20, 1862. Lincoln responded on August 22, declaring that his paramount goal is to save the Union, regardless of its effect on slavery, as well as his personal views that all men should be free. Also for sale as part of the Ultimate Lincoln Collection.Excerpt".As to the policy I 'seem to be pursuing,' as you say, I have not meant to leave any one in doubt. I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored the nearer the Union will be 'the Union as it was.' If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could, at the same time, save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them-My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.-What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save this Union, and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause. I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views. I have here stated my purpose according to my view of official duty; and I intend no modification of my oft-expressed personal wish that all men every where could be free." Historical BackgroundThough this letter is often as proof that Lincoln did not intend to abolish slavery, unknown to Greeley and most Americans, Lincoln had already drafted the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation and was only waiting for a Union military victory to deliver it. Moreover, Lincoln makes a "divide and conquer" rhetorical move: he splits the issue by stating that his constitutional duty as president is to keep the Union together while simultaneously expressing his personal view of universal freedom at the end.Additional content in this issue includes a front page editorial, "European Recognition," "The Indian Atrocities in Minnesota," "Yankee Finances," "An Order From Gen. Burnside," "The Peninsular Campaign-Gen. [J. Bankhead] Magruder's Official Report," which takes over two columns with considerable detail.The back page has additional content with: "A Brilliant Cavalry Exploit," "The Impressment of Slaves In Georgia," "Outrages in Arkansas," "From Kentucky" and more. Additionally, there are various reports from the "Confederate Congress" and numerous advertisements, including a "$100 Reward" for a runaway slave.The Richmond Whig is one of the less common-but still important-newspapers from the capital of the Confederacy.In Four Years in Rebel Capitals: An Inside View of Life in the Southern Confederacy from Birth to Death, journalist T. C. DeLeon wrote that the Richmond Whig was among the South's best wartime newspapers. Their pages "recorded the real and true history of public opinion during the war. In their columns is to be found the only really correct and indicative 'map of busy life, its fluctuations and its vast concerns' in the South, during her days of darkness and of trial."[1]One of the more interesting episodes in the history of the Whig, is its alleged involvement in a terror plo. (See website for full description)

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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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        The Congressional Globe: Containing the Debates and Proceedings of the First Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress , July 4-August 6, 1861. Second Session December 6, 1861-July 16, 1862. Third Session December 9, 1862-January 16, 1863 (7 Volumes)

      City of Washington: Congressional Globe Office, 1862. Approximately 7,000 pages + appendices in 7 volumes. Half leather, marbled boards, gilt spine lettering. Moderate wear and fading to boards, endpapers foxed, occasional light foxing and dampstaining to some pages, but mostly quite sound, some splitting to joint of one volume (Part 3, 2nd Session). Includes debates on events leading to the war between the states. Handsomely bound.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans, Complete 2 Volume Set

      New York: Johnson, Fry & Company, 1862. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Quarter black calf over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt titles and spine decoration. Marbled endpapers. Unmarked except for early previous owner's inscription (see photo). Virually no foxing at all. First tissue guard is torn at bottom but others are intact. Biographical and historical narratives with many full-page engravings. 9" x 11". Some scuffing to leather and light wear to extremities, and light chipping to top of spine of volume 2. A very good plus copy of this beautifully produced work.

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      Richmond, VA: West & Johnston, 1862. Hard Cover. Good+ binding/no dust jacket. Octavo. J. Julian Chisolm based his Manual on his experience in Italy before the Civil War, and it became standard for all Confederate surgeons. Confederate surgical manuals are uniformly scarce as the surgeons often used them on the battlefield and the original paper quality is quite poor. This copy is in a sound binding, with a chip to the bottom front board, light staining to a few pages, and previous owner writing to rear endpaper and blank pages. "R. B. Richardson" is penciled to rear free endpaper," and we believe it to be the signature of the Confederate surgeon who worked at Bellevue hospital in Richmond during the war. One leaf lacking, that being the leaf between pages 480 and 481, which was the Form on which the names of the sick and wounded were listed. Please be aware that this leaf is not present. There is foxing throughout. Binding is protected in a hand cut mylar cover. Good+ binding / no dust jacket.

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        Oeuvres complètes de Bossuet, publiées d'après les imprimés et les manuscrits originaux, purgées des interpolations et rendues a leur intégrité par F. Lachat (Complete set in 31 volumes)

      Paris, Louis Viv? Paris, Louis Vivès. 1862 - 1866. 31 volumes. Brown half leather, gilt. Text in French - (library ticket, stamps, stamps on edges, sl. browned) Although good set, see image.

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      [Probably in Manitoba, Canada. ca. 1862].. Watercolor on paper, 8 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches, laid onto a larger ruled sheet. Unsigned. Title and attribution on Kennedy Galleries labels. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries; Collection of Edward Eberstadt & Sons. In excellent condition, with bright colors and sharp detail. A short closed tear, neatly repaired, is in the grass at the very bottom of left-center foreground. Attractive period- style decorated gilt frame, matted and glazed. This graphic image of a buffalo hunt, likely near Fort Ellice, Manitoba, in western Canada, was painted by a British nobleman visiting the West on an exotic sporting adventure. A hunter, carrying a buffalo rifle, has dismounted from a horse to inspect a fallen buffalo bull, while behind him three mounted hunters pursue more buffalo, cut from a large herd seen grazing on the horizon, with a mountain range as a backdrop. Close attention is paid to the rather formal attire of the hunters, who sport buckskin jackets, stiff white shirts, and broad-brimmed hats. The buffalo and horses are drawn quite well, with their power and speed clearly delineated. Kennedy Galleries attributed this painting to one "Lord Alfred Dunsmore" [sic], It was actually executed by Honorable Alfred Murray, called by courtesy Lord Alfred Dunmore, younger brother of the 7th Earl of Dunmore. "Lord" Dunmore was in his late teens at the time of the expedition. He travelled to western Canada with the expedition of Viscount Milton and Dr. Walter Butler Cheadle, one of the most important early explorations of the Canadian far west. According the Marshall Sprague in A GALLERY OF DUDES, Dunmore delayed the expedition first by supposed illness and then by his sporting proclivities. "Cheadle was summoned off their route by Lord Southesk's brother-in- law, Lord Dunmore, whose messenger said he was dying of jaundice. After two days of fatiguing forced march, Cheadle reached Fort Ellice, near the junction of Assiniboine and Qu'Appelle Rivers, to be told that his lordship felt very much better and was off hunting buffalo." This is evidently Dunmore's illustration of his buffalo hunt after recovery. Dunmore was only one of many British aristocrats who visited the western frontier for sporting adventure; Sprague's book describes the trips of many of them. In Dunmore's case, he may have been inspired to go west by his brother-in-law, James Carnagie, the 9th Earl of Southesk, who hunted in the same regions in 1859-60 before returning to England to marry Dunmore's sister. Southesk later described his trip in his book, SASKATCHEWAN AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS (Edinburgh, 1875). A superb picture of western hunting at a very early date. Marshall Sprague, A GALLERY OF DUDES (Boston & Toronto: Little Brown, 1966), pp.68, 73, 83, 276. Charles Kidd & David Williamson, DEBRETT'S PEERAGE AND BARONETAGE (London: Debrett's Peerage Limited and St. Martin's Press), pp.410-12, 477-79, 1179.

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      New York. 1862.. Engraved title, printed title, 48pp. Twenty chromolithographs. Folio. Original brown morocco, gilt pictorial cover showing a woman on camelback under a crescent moon beside palm trees, gilt-stamped spine, a.e.g. Head and toe of spine expertly repaired. Slight wear along foredge of first five leaves, text pages uniformly tanned. Minor marginal foxing on plates, all images fine. Overall very good. 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 "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, which include two scenes of Jewish life in the Ottoman Empire, are "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," and "Druse Girl." A rare and important color plate book. McGRATH, pp.38, 115, 162. BENNETT, p.108. BLACKMER CATALOGUE 1715. BLACKMER SALE 1500. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 97. DAB XIX, p.200.

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        NO NAME. In Three Volumes

      London:: Sampson Low Son & Co.,. 1862.. Post 8vo. 8-1/8" x 5". 1st book edition (NCBEL III, 925; Parrish, pp. 45-46; Sadleir 601; Wolff 1371). 3 volumes (ix, [1], 339, [1 (blank)]; [4], 363, [1 (blank)]; [2], 408 pp).. Original publisher's orange-scarlet morocco cloth binding with gilt stamped titling to spine & boards stamped in blind. Ivory eps. Binder's ticket for 'Bone & Son / 76 Fleet Street / London'.. Volumes a bit cocked, with slightly darkened spines. Hinges starting. in Vols I & II. A few circular [1 cm] glue remnants to eps. All-in-. all, a respectable VG set in the original cloth, and scarce thus.. If convoluted & melodramatic Victorian tripe is your cup of tea, you'll love this Collins' story, which has plenty of all these elements. First appearing serially in Dickens' weekly periodical 'All the Year Round', this 'triple decker', issued in December 1862 & prior to the January serial conclusion, is the first book publication. As Sutherland states in Victorian Fiction, "The novel is principally attractive for it's resourceful and near-criminal heroine."

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        Report of the Commissioners of the Land Office Relative to New York Harbor Encroachments, transmitted to the Senate January 9, 1862.

      Charles Van Benthuysen, Printer,, Albany, NY: 1862 - A fascinating look at the disputes over the shoreline development of Manhattan in the 1800s, with two very large colored folding maps. A report on disputes over the development of lower Manhattan by filling land along her shores, or "encroachments", with two folding maps of New York. The first titled "New Map of that Part of the City of New York south from 20th Street on the Hudson and 35th Street on the East River, showing the position of Greenwich, Washington and West Streets on the Hudson River and Pearl, Water, Front, Cherry and Tompkins Street on the East River. Also the high and low water mark as developed from the original city grants. The ordinance lines of 1795-1796 and 1808 and the lawful boundary of the city. Also the Brooklyn shore from Bovine House to Red Hook Point made under the Act, Chap; 516 laws of 1860 pursuant to instructions from Van R. Richmond, State Engineer and Surveyor. By O. W. Childs, Civil Engr." This map shows the encroachments, with a table showing "the extent & number of acres filled in and reclaimed in front of the high water mark, since AD 1686", by O. W. Childs (27 x 38"). This large map extends from East 34th Street to the Battery, and shows in gray lines, the growth of the shoreline outwards from high water marks, with various dates in the 1700s. The second map of West Washington Market, is titled "Map of West Washington Market containing 208,036 square feet". Showing the land between Greenwich and West Streets, and from Vesey to Dey Streets, with the Market in outline color and showing various low water mark lines and ordinance lines. There is also a large folding facsimile of the description and boundary of Parcel A, West Washington Market and a tipped in presentation slip "With the respects of S. H. Sweet, Deputy State Engineer and Surveyor".This report records disputes over parcels of land along the Manhattan and Brooklyn shorelines during the period before the Department of Docks was established to systematize waterfront development. The docks department was founded in 1870, with George B. McClellan (the Civil War general) as the first engineer in chief.The first parcel in dispute is the West Washington Market, identified with a folding survey document (Description and Boundary of Parcel A., West Washington Market); this parcel, west of West Street had apparently been filled in by private citizens from 1829 through 1853: "the whole premises was in possession of, and quietly occupied as a public market, with small temporary sheds, stands, &c." James Taylor and Owen Brennan had been granted a lease for the property and then attempted to evict the tenants; the city intervened, voiding the lease and claiming ownership of the land. By the end of the 1700s lower Manhattan had already become too congested and the harbor too small for the volume of trade at the time, so the city, as well as private individuals, began to deliberately extend the shoreline farther out into the Hudson River by filling in with dirt and refuse. By the 1830s the expanded shoreline lay 200 yards west of its original location (at today's Greenwich Street). Contents include the reports of the Commissioners of the Land Office and surveys. With folding tables as well as the two maps. 8vo, xxi, 80pp. Original printed wrappers, stitched, a little discolored otherwise very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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        Goblin Market and Other Poems

      Macmillan and Co., Cambridge and London, 1862. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First issue with 16 pages of ads at rear. Blue cloth, gilt lettering and ruled decoration, brown endpapers. small "Bound by Burns (?) Kirby" sticker on rear pastedown. Cloth is heavily edge rubbed with boards exposed at upper corners,spine ends, and two small areas on rear fold. There are areas of rubbing and light discoloration to front and rear panels. The cloth is partially split and torn along the joints, and horizontally across the spine above the author's name; the spine gilt is dulled. Hinges are cracked, there is an ink doodle on the verso of the front endpaper, and occasional soiling and light foxing on first few leaves.

      [Bookseller: Trilby & Co. Books]
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      London & Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1862.  First edition, 17 x 10.5cm (16mo) in publisher's navy vertical rib-grain cloth w/gilt design by D.G. Rossetti to fr. cover & spine (blind only to rear), gilt title to spine, terra-cotta ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn; Ball 20A) to rear pastedown, 192 (viii) pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis by C.J. Faulkner & prelim titlepage design by W.J. Linton, both after D.G. Rossetti, +16pp. undated publ. cat. to rear.  Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London.  Lightly inscr. to head of fr. ep.: "Marie Leadbeater with M.F. Bradford's love, April 2nd 1866."  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped, & minor mottling to rear cover); contents Near-Fine (occas. lt. foxing).  Macmillan 95, Rossetti 3 (p.42), Ashley IV 100,, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Fredeman 44.3, Colbeck 4, de Beaumont 342, Goldman 363, Ives A3.1 Binding A (her 2nd printing state "corrected in the press" w/the early adverts).

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        Orley Farm

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1862. With Illustrations by J. E. Millais. 2 volumes, octavo. Original purple wavy-grained cloth, the grain running perpendicularly for both volumes, covers blocked with conventional frame design in blind, on spines with farming designs and lettered in gold, pale yellow endpapers. Without publisher's catalogue sometimes found at end of vol. I ("cannot … be regarded as essential" – Sadleir); 40 wood-engraved illustrations, with first state captions throughout. Spines inevitably and very lightly sunned, a fine set: rare thus. First edition, first issue, an exceptionally good copy. Unusually, the two volumes were published nearly ten months apart, and subsequent re-issues of each volume did not proceed in step, with the result is that sets often have the two volumes in mismatched issues. Sadleir claims priority for copies with the grain of the cloth perpendicular for vol. I and horizontal for vol. II, but his bibliographical reasoning is, for once, unconvincing. The text in both volumes of this set conforms entirely to the first issue (i.e. copies bound from parts), in matching bindings in which the grain of the cloth runs perpendicularly on both.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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