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

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

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        The History of Decline And Fall of the Roman Empire.

      London: John Murray, 1862. - With notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot. A New edition, with additional notes by William Smith. 8 vol. complete. xxxii, 415 p. with a frontispice (portrait) and 2 folded maps; x, 425 (3 maps); viii, 433 (1 map); viii, 410 (1 map); viii, 415 (2 maps); vii, 428 (2 maps); x, 412 (1 map); ix, 434 (2 maps). Large octavo, half leather with gilt spine and marbled book edges. Corners of cover slightly bumped and a few spines at bottom and one at top slightly worned; also leather triangles at bottom top rubbed; fly-leafs and some maps with some mold stains (rest of books without). Otherwise very good condition; hardly read. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Les Miserables (in 5 volumes)

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

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        Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        Cuadro descriptivo y comparativo de las lenguas indigenas de Mexico

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

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

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

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        [Print] Yankee volunteers marching into Dixie "Yankee doodle keep it up, Yankee doodle dandy

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

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        Svensk pharmaceutisk bibliographi, utgörande original-arbeten, dels berörande det pharmaceutiska yrket, dels af pharmakognostiskt, pharmakodynamiskt och pharmakokemiskt innehåll.

      (Aftryck ur Pharmaceutisk tidskrift.). Sthlm, Hörbergska boktryckeriet, 1862. 8:o. (2),46 s. + NORDIN, ISIDOR. Svensk farmaceutisk bibliografi (1862-1892). Fortsättning af d:r m.m. N. P. Hambergs uppsats i samma ämne. (Aftryck ur Pharmaceutisk tidskrift.). Sthlm, Central-tryckeriet, 1893. 8:o. 16 s. Elegant brunt halvmarokängbd med upphöjda bind och rödstänkta snitt (Hedberg). Omslagen medbundna. Interfolierade. Med stpl från Farmaceutiska föreningens bibliotek på det första arbetets främre omslag och Gustaf Bernströms guldpressade pärmexlibris samt dennes katalogiseringslappar löst bilagda.. Almquist Sveriges bibliografiska litteratur 1905 respektive 1906. Nordins arbete innehåller även några tillägg till Hamberg

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        Mountaineering in 1861. A Vacation Tour

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts 1862, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 105,[1],8pp. ads. Fine. Octavo. Illustrated with engraving of the Matterhorn and frontispiece engraving of the Weisshorn from the Riffel. Original victorian brown patterned cloth, gilt lettering on spine. A very attractive copy. Scarce. John Tyndall (1820 – 1893) was an Irish philosopher who stood among the ranks of such men as Charles Darwin and Thomas Huxley. He was an educator, author and accomplished mountaineer and wrote books on physics, chemistry and glaciers..

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        Robert O'Hara Burke and the Exploring Expedition of 1860

      London,: Smith, Elder, and Co.,, 1862.. Octavo, with title-page vignette, a folding map and 16 pp. advertisements at rear; some foxing particularly to map which has a tear along one of the folds, extremities rubbed, but a fine copy in the original green cloth. An important record of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition. This is the only edition of the one substantial contemporary publication of Burke's own journals.Australian history views the explorers in a different light: as part of a long tradition of celebrating noble failure, Burke and Wills have become national heroes.The work also includes Brahe's journal, Howitt's diary and the Report of the Royal Commission, and thus provides a complete overview of the entire expedition and its aftermath. Jackson, who knew Burke, was an officer in the same regiment as his father, and published this account in memory of Burke and dedicated it to Burke's sister Hester 'whose name was the last utterance from the lips of her loved and gallant brother'.Maria, 98; Wantrup, 173.

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        NORTH AMERICA

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

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        North America

      London- Chapman and Hall, 1862 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An early edition of North America,the second travel bookof Anthony Trollope, written during the time of the American Civil War. Illustrated a foldout map of North America to frontispiece. First edition. Trollope writes to the introduction that 'It has been the ambition of my literary life to write a book about the United States, and I had made up my mind to visit the country with this object before the intestine troubles of the United States Government had commenced. I have not allowed the division among the States and the breaking out of the civil war to interfere with my intention; but I should not have purposely have chosen this period either for my book or for my visit. 'An extensive writing on North America with twenty chapters to first volume and sixteen to second and with three appendices to rear to volume two. Chapters on different areas and on topics such as Education and Religion, Congress, The American Civil War, Law, The Financial Position, Hotels and Literature. Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire. He also wrote perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues, and on other topical matters. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, rubbing and marks to boards and fading to spines with anink inscription to onespine. Internally, firmly bound to volume one, generally firmly bound although slightly stained to volume two, endpapers are different to each volume. Bright but the occasional spot and handling mark and institutional stamps to title pages. Closed tears and previous reinforcement to map. Overall: GOOD.

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        A RECORD OF OBSERVATIONS IN THE OPEN PORT OF YOKOHAMA [translated from the Japanese]

      [Japan. ca. 1862-1865].. [10]pp. of text in Japanese characters, plus twenty-nine uncolored woodblock illustrations and one colored woodblock illustration. Original blindstamped grey wrappers, stitched. Wrappers rubbed and edgeworn, early ownership signature on rear wrapper. Very clean and fresh internally. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth clamshell case, spine gilt. A rare series of illustrations depicting the lives of Americans and other westerners in the Japanese port city of Yokohama. This is one volume of a multi-volume work featuring the illustrations of the noted Japanese woodblock artist, Hashimoto Sadahide. The work is known under the Anglicized title, A RECORD OF OBSERVATIONS IN THE OPEN PORT OF YOKOHAMA, and it demonstrates very well the Japanese fascination with westerners in the wake of Admiral Perry's visit a decade earlier. One of the concessions Perry wrung from the Japanese was the opening of some of their ports to foreign trade. Yokohama, formerly a quiet fishing village, quickly grew when the port of Yokohama opened in 1859. A large number of foreigners moved there to man trading houses, and foreign naval vessels became a regular sight. This volume in Sadahide's series on Yokohama contains a number of images of foreigners at work and in their homes. It includes portraits of western men and women, as well as illustrations of men at work and women performing household chores. Other illustrations show westerners riding in carriages or on swings, and one shows a man balancing on a tightrope with a child riding on his back. A number of the men appear to be sailors or naval officers. Four of the illustrations show an American military parade, and the colored woodblock shows a number of flags, including the American, French, and British flags as well as the Japanese rising sun.

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        THE ADVENTURES OF PHILIP ON HIS WAY THROUGH THE WORLD; SHEWING WHO ROBBED HIM, WHO HELPED HIM, AND WHO PASSED HIM BY

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

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        NOTES OF A CRUISE IN H.M.S. "FAWN" IN THE WESTERN PACIFIC IN THE YEAR 1862.

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

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        Ensaio Sobre o Direito Administrativo.

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

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        HISTOIRE ANECDOTIQUE DES CAFÉS & CABARETS DE PARIS

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

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        MAP SHOWING THE BATTLE GROUNDS OF THE CHICKAHOMINY, AND THE POSITIONS OF THE SUBSEQUENT ENGAGEMENTS IN THE RETREAT OF THE FEDERAL ARMY TOWARDS THE JAMES RIVER AND ALL THE OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST IN CONNECTION WITH THE SIEGE OF RICHMOND FROM THE MOST RELIABLE INFORMATION TO BE OBTAINED

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

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        Western Landscape (Untitled)

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

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

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

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        THE ADVENTURES OF PHILIP ON HIS WAY THROUGH THE WORLD; SHEWING WHO ROBBED HIM, WHO HELPED HIM, AND WHO PASSED HIM BY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        ALS ("George Sand").

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

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

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

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        NORTH AMERICA

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

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        The Works of Thomas de Quincey

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

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        The Works of Thomas De Quincey (16 volume set)

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

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        THE WORKS

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

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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.

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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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        Marietta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        JOURNAL OF A POLITICAL MISSION TO AFGHANISTAN, IN 1857, UNDER MAJOR

      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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