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        Les Miserables, Ten volume set bound as five

      First Edition, later printing. Superb fully decorated calf covers. VG - in very good condition. Stunning appearance and overall excellent condition with only light wear of the spine. Professionally rebacked using original spines. Occasional light foxing. 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 405pp; 443pp; 401pp; 366pp; 357pp; 346pp; 490pp; 464pp; 447pp; 355pp. First edition in French. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination.

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        The War With the South. A History of the Late Rebellion. Three volume set

      G : in good condition without dust jacket. Some scattered foxing and browning; some off-setting from plates. Reinforced hinges. Marbled endpapers First Edition Quarter leather spine 300mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). 664pp, 677pp, 738pp. Copiously illustrated with tissue-guarded steel-engraved plates.

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        Historia de las alteraciones de Aragon en el reinado de Felipe II. de El Marque?s de Pidal

      - AUTEUR: PIDAL, Pedro José de. TITRE:Historia de las alteraciones de Aragon en el reinado de Felipe II. de El Marque?s de Pidal LIEU: EDITEUR, DATE:Madrid, J. Martin Alegria, 1862-1863. COLLATION:Trois volumes in-8 de XXX-489-29, 463-[7] et 371 pages. FORMAT: In -8 de 24 x 16 cm RELIURE: Fine reliure en demi-chagrin dos lisse orné du titre et filets dorés et noirs,tranches mouchetées. ILLUSTRATIONS: Sans ETAT: Bel exemplaire, dos insolé sur la longueur, l'ensemble demeure décoratif et propre. BIOGRAPHIE & THEME: Première édition, enrichie d'un envoi de l'auteur à Mme deBresson. Pedro José Pidal et Carniado (Villaviciosa, 1799 - Madrid, 1865), je marquis de Pidal, était unhomme politique, médiéviste, historien, critique littéraire et diplomate espagnol. POIDS: 2800 g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1862 Confederate Imprint / Lathrop Map / The Plan of the Western Seat of War

      New Orleans: J. Manouvrier, 1862. New Orleans: J. Manouvrier, 1862. 1st Edition. Other Other. Very Good. (Maps) LATHROP, H.P.. Plan of the Western Seat of War (Confederate Imprint). New Orleans: Printed by J. Manouvrier, 1862. 16 X 23 1/2 Inches. Preserved in unassuming period frame. Map printed in Black & White. This significant map represents the only Confederate published map of the war in the west. Lathrop was a mixed-race freeman who was part of the 'les gens de couleur libres' community of New Orleans. A scarce piece. Fold marks and a few areas of toning. Overall, a clean specimen. VG+

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        Correspondence Between Governor Brown and President Davis, on the Constitutionality of The Conscription Act

      Atlanta Intelligencer Print, 1862. Atlanta: Atlanta Intelligencer Print, 1862. First Edition. Original wraps. Very good. First Edition. Original wraps. 8vo. Stitched wraps. 52pp. Title on front page. Rear wrap is blank. Spine has an old cloth tape repair. Wraps has light soiling to covers and light toning to pages. & & Confederate imprint. Parrish & Willingham 2847. Governor Brown was vehemently opposed to Davis's conscription law in April 1862. The controversy revolved around the question of the constitutional right of Confederate President Davis to draft men, especially Georgia men, into the Confederate Army.

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        Asie orientale comprenant l'empire Chinois et le Japon les etats de l' Indo-Chine et le Grand archipel d'Asie.] [Oriental Asia Comprising the Chinese and Japanese Empires]

      Eugene Andriveau-Goujon, Paris. 1862 [1860]. - 91 x 61 cm, original colour lithograph with centerfold as issued, separate Northern & Southern halves. Large decorative pair of maps with great detail, most likely from an edition of "Atlas de Choix", p. 36 & 37. Reference: not in Quirino; Phillips - Le Gear (atlases) 6093 [but different edition].

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        The Splendid Naval Triumph on the Mississippi

      New York 1862 - Medium: Lithograph with original hand coloring Dimensions: 18.3 x 22.3 inches (including text)

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      Richmond: Ayres & Wade, 1862-1864.. Eighty-fiveissues (of 110), 8pp. each. Folio. Old fold lines and light wear. Some light tanning and soiling, scattered foxing and wear. Some issues lightly dampstained. Many issues trimmed at gutter margin creating loose sheets. Overall very good, several issues untrimmed and unopened. THE SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS was the Civil War South's answer to Northern publications such as HARPER'S WEEKLY. A pictorial paper, it printed portraits and biographies of important military leaders, political cartoons mocking President Lincoln and other Northern figures, as well as literary tidbits. The paper ran from Sept. 13, 1862 to Feb. 4, 1865 and was published weekly. Through 1863 issues were eight pages in length, but into 1864, issues were more often four pages or sometimes skipped entirely and only published every other week. The quality of the publication and its illustration were rather crude by comparison with the North's offerings. The publishers advertised several times for expert engravers, but never seem to have found any to take up the job. Nevertheless, each issue contains cartoons and portraits of famous generals and officers, along with literary works, a few advertisements, theatre and literature critiques, and the news of the day (though often several days behind). Portraits in these issues include Brigadier General Thomas R.R. Cobb, Brigadier General John S. Williams, Commodore French Forrest, Lieut. General Richard S. Ewell, General William Loring (pictured missing an arm), Major John S. Mosby, General John H. Winder, Commodore Matthew F. Maury, General George Pickett, and others. The back page of each issue advertises literary works now available or recently off the press, maps of the war, and different plays and shows coming up. One cartoon shows a downcast President Lincoln as Julius Caesar with a black Brutus; another shows the pleasant conditions for Union soldiers at Belle Isle Confederate Prison as opposed to the isolation and unhappiness of Confederate soldiers imprisoned in Ohio. Still a further illustration shows a dead man sprawled across a coffin captioned "The Fate of a Deserter." The NEWS not surprisingly published with a pro-Southern bias, even to the point of declaring the Battle of Gettysburg to be a great Confederate victory. Publication only became more difficult as the months passed. In 1864, legend has it that several issues were printed with shoe polish rather than proper printing ink due to shortages (not borne out by an examination of existing copies). Paper was also in short supply, resulting in shortened or skipped issues. By 1865, with the Union Army occupying major Southern cities and marching further into the heart of the Confederacy, the paper's circulation plummeted and distribution outside of Richmond became next to impossible. Richmond fell to the Union on April 2, 1865, which is when the periodical effectively ceased. This run is incredible for its scope and completeness. Issues present run inclusively from Sept. 20, 1862 (No. 1:2) through April 23, 1864 (No. 3:16), with additional 1864 issues for May 7 (3:18), June 11 (3:20), and Sept. 24 (3:29). The NEWS published forty-two issues in its first volume (Sept. 13, 1862 to June 27, 1863), twenty- five in its second volume (June 27, 1863 to Dec. 26, 1863), and thirty-eight issues in its third (Jan. 2, 1864 to Dec. 24, 1864). There is some confusion about how many issues appeared in 1865. Some sources record the paper running until September 1865, though that is almost certainly wrong; others say the end of March. The Library of Congress website devoted to historical newspapers, Chronicling America, indicates an end date of Sept. 3, 1865, but gives the final issue as volume 4, issue 5, which was published on Feb. 4, 1865; Emory University holds a 4:5 dated Feb. 4, 1865, the latest we can find listed anywhere, and this probably the actual end of the publication. Assuming this is correct, the present run has 85 of 110 issues, with all but one of the missing issues at the end of the run. Several determined collectors (including the primary builder of this run) tell us they have never seen issues later than the fall of 1864 on the market. Issues are rare, and significant runs even more so. A wonderful resource for Civil War history.

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        Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World, with Physical Geography, and with Descriptions Geographical, Statistical, and Historical

      New York: Johnson and Browning. 1862. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. H Hard Cover. Good. Johnson's 1862 world atlas, externally heavily worn but with maps in very good condition. Includes the scarce New Military Map of the United States which includes inset plans of southern harbors, which does not appear in the list of maps at the front of the atlas. Collated and complete, with 92 hand watercolored maps, 24 double-page, some insets, numerous pages of text, additional illustrations. Green cloth with black leather spine, lettering and decoration in gilt, 18.5 inches tall and 14.5 inches wide. Covers detached but present, considerable wear and chipping to spine but with legible title, first several pages detached but present. Maps very good with a few short closed tears confined to the margins, color good.

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        ARTE GENERAL DE CACERÍAS Y MONTERÍAS .- Escrito con método para escusar la fatiga que ocasiona la falta de práctica .-

      FRANCISCO ALVAREZ y Cia.-, Sevilla 1862 - 87 páginas .- Dividido en 2 partes .- Medio cuero marroquí colorado. Lomo con nervios y título dorado .- Muy buen ejemplar.- [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Histoire artistique, industrielle et commerciale de la Porcelaine

      Joseph Techener 1862 - Paris, 1862. Folio, (8), 690, (2) pages et 28 planches / plates. Contemporary 3/4 morocco over illustrated embossed cloth. Some wear to binding, contents excellent. Very good condition overall. Original wraps bound in at rear. Tres bon etat. A very important porcelain reference, beautifully illustrated. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      - Historia de la ciudad de Toledo, sus claros varones y monumentos.- Toledo, Imprenta de Severiano López Fando, 1862; en 4º mayor holandesa época, 6 h. - 1108 pp. - 16 h. 5 láminas. Palau nº 153931 Ejemplar limpio

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      Government Printing Office 1862 - Blue/green embossed cloth boards with gilt title on front and spine. Corners bumped in a bit but no tears to cloth, four small stain spots on spine. "With Compliments" label from Bache pasted on ffp, a little browning to first few pages and exposed edges, but text and charts very clean with no markings found. Complete with 31 maps and charts (chart 12 protruding 1/4" from bottom of rest of text block). The description of the state of the survey at the beginning of the Civil War remained relatively un- political other than having 2 vessels seized in Charleston harbor and one in Aransas, Tx., and that for the years 1862-63 the budget for the survey could be cut in 1/2 as they did not have access to any southern ports. Nice book, great charts. Minor fold tears. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1862 - Paris,Noblet 1862-1966. Deux volumes format in-Folio(36x29,5cm) Reliure demi chagrin vert.Dos à nerfs portant le titre doré. T1: 114p de texte et 100 planches gravées. T2:86p de texte et 100 planches gravées.Quelques rousseurs sinon bel exemplaire. Lambris,plafonds,voutes,cheminees,portes,fenetres,fontaines,grilles;stalles,chaires a precher,autels,bibliothèques;tombeaux; vases,glaces. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        "A Treatise on Some of the Insects Injurious to Vegetation. by Thaddeus William Harris, M. D." "[First Published, Without Illustrations, Cambridge, 1841, under Title: a Report on the Insects of Massachusetts, Injurious to Vegetation]"

      "Boston, Crosby And Nichols; New York, O. S. Felt" "Boston, Crosby And Nichols; New York, O. S. Felt", 1862. "New Edition, enlarged and improved". "Description: xi, 640 p. Illus. , VIII col. Pl. (incl. Front. ) 22 cm. A new ed. , enlarged and improved, with additions from the author's manuscripts and original notes. Drawings by A. Sonrel and J. Burckhardt, engraved and colored by John H. Richard and Henry Marsh. Cf. Pref. Illustrated by engravings drawn from nature under the supervision of Professor Agassiz. Edited by Charles L. Flint." "Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked buckram over bevelled boards. Professionally recased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. "

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      - El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha. Compuesto po Nueva edición, adornada con láminas al cobre, cuyas planchas son propiedad de la Real Academia Española.- Madrid, Imprenta Nacional, 1862 - 1863; 3 tomos en folio mayor (36 x 27 cm.) holandesa, Tomo primero, frontis, 2 h. - XXIII pp. - 389 pp. - 3 h. 15 láminas. Tomo segundo, frontis, IX pp. - 430 pp. - 8 h. 16 láminas. Tomo tercero: Comprende el Juicio Crítico de la obra, que escribió Don Vicente de los Ríos (el mejor de los publicados hasta el día). La vida de Cervantes, recopilada y añadida con nuevos datos por Don Jerónimo Morán; y un copioso catálogo de las ediciones más notables del Quijote. Frontis, XIX pp. - 391 pp. - 6 h. Mapa plegado, retrato de Cervantes y 8 láminas. Palau nº 52111. Magnífica edición, quinta de la Real Academia, con el texto de la de 1819. Las láminas son las de la primera edición de 1780. Excelente impresión con un encuadre perfecto y en un gran papel. Buen ejemplar en general limpio y completo con pequeños defectos en 2 láminas.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Laelia superbiens.

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

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

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        Kjærlighedens Komedie. Komedie i tre Akter.

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

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      Paris: Leiber, 1862. First edition. 8vo., iv, 182 pp., 2 leaves with photomechanical etchings, 1 leaf with b&w carbon photograph, 1 illustration in text. Contemporary binding, quarter red morocco with tips, marbled paper over boards, top edge gilt. Original paper wrappers bound in. A few spots of foxing, else a near fine copy. Alphonse Louis Poitevin (1819-1882) was trained as a chemical engineer. After the early discoveries of Daguerre and Talbot, he became interested in photography, and experimented with using daguerreotype plates for the production of printing plates. His experiments led to a method of photomechanical engraving on silver or gold coated metal plates. His experiments with the action of light on bichromated gelatine were the bases for carbon printing and photolithography. His contributions to the development of photomechanical processes made him one of the outstanding inventors of the nineteenth century. This copy bears a SIGNED presentation "A Monsieur Léon Vidal, hommage de profonde gratitude, Poitevin." Vidal experimented with carbon processes and chromolithography during the period that this book was published, and in 1877 he invented a process for photographing in natural colors. The carbon photographic print is of three seated men, Poitevin is one of them and unique to this copy. Roosens & Salu #8164.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

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

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

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

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        Historically Important Autographed Letter Signed

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

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

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

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        Paradise and the Peri

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

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

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

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

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        Paradise and the Peri

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

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        Le Bresil Tel Qu'il Est.

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

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

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

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        La reine de Saba

      Choudens Paris 1862 - Grand Opéra en 4 actes. Partition pour piano et chant. Partition A.C.880; Sans doute la première version de l'opéra de Gounod ; après le Final figure des pages 267 à 298 un ajout au 2e acte," La fonte de la mer d'airain"; Relié, dos cuir rouge, plats en percaline rouge, titre et filets dorés au dos, lettre "B" sur premier plat; reliure solide, percaline légèrement noircie en.bordure des deux plats, traces de frottement sur les bords et aux coiffes, plus légères sur le cuir du dos; PROVENANCE: Château de Saint Aubin, famille Bonnardel, (illustrée en particuler par le financier Jean Bonnardel et son épouse née Madeleine de Montgomery), nom manuscrit sur page de garde (Fervacques), petite étiquette du relieur Haas rue de Varennes à Paris; 298 pages. Ornements en page titre avec dédicace au comte Walewski-Colonna, ministre d'état, intérieur en très bon état, pratiquement sans rousseurs; rare première version de cet opéra; [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Recueil de Plaquettes contenant : Etudes sur la réincarnation - Le Spiritisme à Lyon, communications d'outre-tombe, choix des manifestations de la Société Spirite des Brotteaux (avec 4 gravures) - La suggestion et ses applications, conférence faite par M. Coué - Etude d'un objet enigmatique trouvé dans le Var, de Jean Gattefossé - Considérations sur les Phénonèmes du Spiritisme par PAPUS - Le Comte de Gabalis ou Entretiens sur les Sciences Secrètes - La guerre et le merveilleux - Etude sur la Réincarnation de A. Bouvier - De l'Indentité des Esprits, de A. Erny - La Confession d'un prêtre et ses conseils, après son retour à la vie spirituelle.

      - Imprimerie des Assureurs P. Macron / à Lyon chez les Principaux Libraires, 1862, 1890, 1907, 1918, 1921, 1 volume de plaquettes reliées ensemble dans une demi reliure en basane cognac marbrée, dos à nerfs portant titres et fleurons dorés. Reliure un peu usée, papier jauni sur certaines plaquettes, un mors interne en partie fendu, bon état pour le reste. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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"

      Anson D. F. Randolph New York: Anson D. F. Randolph. 1862. "First edition, folio, pp. [3]-48, inserted tinted lithographic title-p. by Charles Parsons, printed by Endicott & Co, 20 chromolithograph plates by Parsons after Van Lennep, also printed by Endicott; original morocco backed pictorial brown cloth stamped in gilt on the upper cover; hinges reinforced with Japanese tissue, spine rubbed and worn, but sound; internally fine. Bennett (misidentifying the author as Van Lennert), p. 108; Reese, 97. Accompanied by: Van Lennep, H. J. The Grave of Henry Martyn. Description to accompany the picture ... printed in oil colors by Messrs. Endicott & Co., NY: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1863, 16mo, pp. 16; original printed wrappers; fine. 6 in OCLC. A detailed description of the following: Accompanied by: a separately printed folio chromolithograph captioned ""Tomb of Henry Martyn, at Tocat in Turkey,"" by Charles Parsons and printed by Endicott & Co. Also fine."

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

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

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