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        JANESVILLE DAILY GAZETTE. FRIDAY, 10 A.M., JULY 4, 1862. EXTRA. LATE NEWS FROM THE ARMY BEFOEE [sic] RICHMOND. A TERRIFIC BATTLE ON MONDAY! LOSS VERY GREAT ON BOTH SIDES. THE ENEMY REPULSED! SHIELD'S ARMY HAS ARRIVED. POSITION OF OUR ARMY IMPROVED. SIX DAYS FIGHTING. OUR WHOLE LOSS 15,000 TO 20,000!

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

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        A Practical Treatise on the Law Relating to the Duties of Railway Companies, As Carriers of Passengers and Goods [etc.]. Not in Ottley

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

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
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        OUEVRES DE P. CORNEILLE (12 VOL SET - COMPLETE PLUS ALBUM)

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

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

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Bernicla Brenta (Brent Goose)

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

      [Bookseller: Tim Bryars Ltd]
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        WITS AND BEAUX OF SOCIETY. QUEENS OF SOCIETY. THE LITERATURE OF SOCIETY

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

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        Der Idiotismus und die Idiotenanstalten mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die Verhältnisse im Königreiche Hannover.

      Hannover, C. Rümpler, 1862. - Im Auftrage des Comités zur Errichtung von Erziehungs- und Pflegeanstalten für geistesschwache Kinder im Königreiche Hannover veröffentlicht. Gefalt. farbig lithogr. Tafel, VIII, 142 S. Türkisfarbener Pp.-Bd. mit dreiseitigem Goldschnitt (minimal fleckig). Erste Ausgabe. - Kreuter I, 173. - 'Die kleine Schrift ist aus dem Bestreben hervorgegangen, der traurigen Lage der unglücklichen Schwach- und Blödsinnigen aufzuhelfen, die Leiden von Kranken zu lindern, welche nicht klagen, und das Wort für die zu ergreifen, welche ihre Sache nicht selbst führen können' (Vorwort). Die Karte zeigt 'Die Verbreitung des Idiotismus im Königreich Hannover nach der Irrenzählung von 1856' - G. Brandes (1821 - 1880) machte sich um die Reorganisation des Irrenwesens in Hannover verdient. 'Seinen Bemühungen ist die Errichtung der Idiotenanstalt Langenhagen zu danken' (K.). - Aus der Bibliothek der Könige von Hannover. Schönes Exemplar mit dreiseitigen Goldschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A Handbook for Colonists in Tropical Australia

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

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Description of the Delta of the Danube, and of the Works, recently executed, at the Sulina Mouth. Herausgeber Charles Manby und James Forest

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

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

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

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        Journal of Landsborough's Expedition from Carpentaria

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

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        Landscape Scenery, illustrating Sydney

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

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

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

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        East Lynne

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

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

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

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        [POCKET DIARIES OF MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT NATHANIEL C. BARKER, RECORDING HIS SERVICE DURING THE CIVIL WAR, INCLUDING THE ACTION WHERE HE WAS WOUNDED]

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

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

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

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

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

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        Laatste reis van Ida Pfeiffer naar Madagaskar, door Duitschland, Nederland, de Kaap en Mauritius. Voorafgegaan door eene korte levensschets der schrijfster. Naar het Hoogduitsch.

      - Utrecht, J.G. Broese, 1862.Contemporary half calf. With lithographed portrait of the author by J.D. Steuerwald. XI,235 pp.* First Dutch edition, first published in Vienna in 1861 Reise nach Madagascar. - Ida Pfeiffer (1797-1858) 'was the first full-time woman traveller of all, and one of the very few who never felt the need to qualify her impulse: she travelled because she wanted to see the world, and saw no reason why she shouldn't. . Her books were sensationally popular and translated and retranslated all over the world' (Robinson, Wayward women, p.25-26). - Age-browned otherwise a fine copy of the rare Dutch edition.Tiele 857; not in Cat. NHSM; Ryckebusch p.45; Medelssohn II, p. 158; Grandidier 3951. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Birds of Great Britain

      London: Taylor and Francis for the author, [1862]-1873. 5 volumes. Folio. 367 hand-colored lithographs after John Gould, Josef Wolf, and H.C. Richter. Contemporary green morocco gilt, all edges gilt. Provenance: from the library of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the gift of J. Pierpont Morgan in memory of his father, with an engraved bookplate commemorating the bequest on the front paste-down of each volume. ".the culmination of [his]. genius" (Tree). First edition. Often referred to as the most sumptuous and costly of all British bird books, the plates depict scenes with more sophisticated subjects than Gould's previous works, including nests, chicks and eggs: "I also felt that there was an opportunity of greatly enriching the work by giving figures of the young of many of the species of various genera - a thing hitherto almost entirely neglected by author's, and I feel assured that this infantile age of birdlife will be of much interest for science." (Gould "Preface" to "Introduction", 1873). Initially employed as a taxidermist [he was known as the 'bird-stuffer'] by the Zoological Society, Gould's fascination with birds began in the "late 1820s [when] a collection of birds from the Himalayan mountains arrived at the Society's museum and Gould conceived the idea of publishing a volume of imperial folio sized hand-coloured lithographs of the eighty species, with figures of a hundred birds (A Century of Birds Hitherto Unfigured from the Himalaya Mountains, 1830-32). Gould's friend and mentor N. A. Vigors supplied the text. Elizabeth Gould made the drawings and transferred them to the large lithographic stones. Having failed to find a publisher, Gould undertook to publish the work himself; it appeared in twenty monthly parts, four plates to a part, and was completed ahead of schedule. "With this volume Gould initiated a format of publishing that he was to continue for the next fifty years, although for future works he was to write his own text. Eventually fifty imperial folio volumes were published on the birds of the world, except Africa, and on the mammals of Australia-he always had a number of works in progress at the same time. Several smaller volumes, the majority not illustrated, were published, and he also presented more than 300 scientific papers. "His hand-coloured lithographic plates, more than 3300 in total, are called 'Gould plates'. Although he did not paint the final illustrations, this description is largely correct: he was the collector (especially in Australia) or purchaser of the specimens, the taxonomist, the publisher, the agent, and the distributor of the parts or volumes. He never claimed he was the artist for these plates, but repeatedly wrote of the 'rough sketches' he made from which, with reference to the specimens, his artists painted the finished drawings. The design and natural arrangement of the birds on the plates was due to the genius of John Gould, and a Gould plate has a distinctive beauty and quality. His wife was his first artist. She was followed by Edward Lear, Henry Constantine Richter, William Matthew Hart, and Joseph Wolf" (Gordon C. Sauer for DNB). Anker p. 60; "Fine Bird Books"; Nissen 372; Sauer 23; Tree "The Ruling Passion of John Gould", p. 207; Wood p. 365; Zimmer p. 261. AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE SET Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, one of the most highly discriminating collectors in American history, from Henry Sotheran & Co. on June 15, 1899 (who bought the entire stock of Gould's works and copyrights, and who with the help of Sharpe completed Gould's unfinished works), and subsequently donated it to the Wadsworth Athenaeum in the name of his father. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries.com .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans, Complete 2 Volume Set

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

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        A MANUAL OF MILITARY SURGERY, FOR THE USE OF SURGEONS IN THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY; WITH AN APPENDIX OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY

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

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

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

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        THE BUFFALO HUNT

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

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        THE ORIENTAL ALBUM. TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS IN OIL COLORS OF THE PEOPLE AND SCENERY OF TURKEY

      New York. 1862.. Engraved title, printed title, 48pp. Twenty chromolithographs. Folio. Original brown morocco, gilt pictorial cover showing a woman on camelback under a crescent moon beside palm trees, gilt-stamped spine, a.e.g. Head and toe of spine expertly repaired. Slight wear along foredge of first five leaves, text pages uniformly tanned. Minor marginal foxing on plates, all images fine. Overall very good. One of the relatively few American costume books, and certainly the best such created in 19th-century America. This is a notable and unusual instance of the taste for "Turkish" which manifested itself in the furniture of the period, but seldom in books. In terms of American color plate books, this is one of the only large projects from the 1860s, when the Civil War seems to have curtailed production of such lavish enterprises. "The one really big chromolithographic book of this decade...the art is simple, but [Charles] Parson's hand is obvious in the good lithography, and Endicott's printing is well done for its time" - McGrath. "...Endicott achieved a rich variety of color which demonstrated the increased technical ability of American printers in the medium" - Reese. Henry Van Lennep was born in Smyrna, the son of European merchants. Educated, on the advice of American missionaries, in the United States, he returned to Turkey as a missionary in 1840 and spent most of the next twenty years in various parts of the Ottoman Empire. Returning to the United States in 1861, he turned his superb original drawings of Middle Eastern life into THE ORIENTAL ALBUM.... The plates, which include two scenes of Jewish life in the Ottoman Empire, are "A Turkish Effendi," "Armenian Lady (at home)," "Turkish and Armenian Ladies (abroad)," "Turkish Scribe," "Turkish Lady of Rank (at home)," "Turkish Cavass (police officer)," "Turkish Lady (unveiled)," "Armenian Piper," "Armenian Ladies (at home)," "Armenian Marriage Procession," "Armenian Bride," "Albanian Guard," "Armenian Peasant Woman," "Bagdad Merchant (travelling)," "Jewish Marriage," "Jewish Merchant," "Gypsy Fortune Telling," "Bandit Chief," "Circassian Warrior," and "Druse Girl." A rare and important color plate book. McGRATH, pp.38, 115, 162. BENNETT, p.108. BLACKMER CATALOGUE 1715. BLACKMER SALE 1500. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 97. DAB XIX, p.200.

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        NO NAME. In Three Volumes

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

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

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

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        Goblin Market and Other Poems

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

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        GOBLIN MARKET AND OTHER POEMS

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

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        Orley Farm

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

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

      1862. Very Good. Saward, George. A.L.s. to Latimer Clark. Camberwell, "May Day," 1862. 4pp. 157 x 100 mm. Small holes punched in upper margin, traces of mounting present. Provenance: Latimer Clark.Saward was a founding member of Cyrus Field's Atlantic Telegraph Company, serving as the firm's secretary. His letter discusses the company's attempts to obtain financing for its second Atlantic cable venture, which took place in June 1865. Also mentioned is a growing rift between Charles Tilston Bright, another of the company's founding members, and the company's board of directors: "As regards the Atlantic we are struggling and plunging to get free from our impecuniosity but at present with no great advance. We are still however hopeful that in one way or other we may succeed. . . ."I ought not however to conceal from you that the warm & perhaps under all circumstances not unnatural, hostility of Sir Charles to our Board and the corresponding feeling of dislike on the part of some members of it come in unfortunately at this particular juncture, not as I trust to create any prejudice as against yourself but to render your own personal explanations and assurances very desirable toward the accomplishment of your views."It is feared that the influence & representations of Sir Charles have much retarded our progress with Government-if not so acted upon them as to cause the refusal of our permanent guarantee without which our hope of success is very much diminished."I mention all this in great sorrow as the severance of the connection between Bright & our company has been to some extent also the severance of a close and warm friendship between him and me. . . ." Origins of Cyberspace 191.

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        The Royal Illustrated Atlas of Modern Geography. With an Introductory Notice by Norton Shaw

      London, Fullarton 1862. 49 cm. (4), 84, (4), (50) Seiten mit Stahlstich-Titel und 76 handkolorierten Karten (davon 47 doppelblattgroß und 29 blattgroß). Maroquinband der Zeit mit Goldprägung und dreiseitigem Goldschnitt - Phillips, Atlases 838 - Tooley 2 IV, 153 - Mit Index von John Bartholomew. Den Karten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika ist ein besonderes Verzeichnis vorangesetzt. Die Karten enthalten teilweise mehrere Nebenkarten; die Globenkarte mit Größenvergleichen und Vegetationszonen der Gebirge; die Karte des Britischen Empire mit Darstellung der verschiedenen Völkertypen; die blattgroßen Karten mit Illustrationen zur Natur und Völkerkunde, kleinen Ansichten (Petropavlovsk, Vulkan Hekla, Funchal, Kuching / Sarawak, Jerusalem, Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, Shimonoseki, Tschad-See) und Stadtplänen: Hamburg, Köln, Koblenz, Dresden, Leipzig, Nürnberg, München, Frankfurt, Mainz, London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, Singapur, Paris, Marseille, Brest, Le Havre, Toulon, Boulogne, Istanbul, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore. Titel leicht gebräunt, sonst schön. Nach Karte 72 eingebundene Sonderkarte: Bacon's Large-Print Map on North-East Arrica, including Egypt and the Sudan. Farbige Karte. Mit 4 Nebenkarten. Um 1910. 70 x 52 cm. Einrisse in den Falzen unterlegt. - Sprache: Englisch / English -

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, for 1862

      New York, 1862. hardcover. very good(+). Illustrated manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. 775 pp. with 1 fold out map and 42 diagrams and chromolithographed views. Blue bukram with gold stamped spine and covers. Minor scuffing to cover. 12mo. Maps and illustrations complete according to the "Index to the Illustrations in the Manuals of the Corporation of the City of New York", published by the Society of Iconophiles, 1906. Bookplate on inside cover from the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass, signed by James S. Loring of Brooklyn, New York and matching inscription on opposite page. New York: 1862. First edition, rare. The "Manuals of the Corporation" were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York compiled by D.T. Valentine. These books include detailed information on the meetings of the Aldermen Council, ordinances passed, public officials, the city's debts, directories of hospitals, alms houses and schools, ferry schedules, lists of public porters, demographics and census information, and descriptions of historic buildings and streets. Much of the information was gleaned from Dutch and English sources, as processed by Valentine. Notable illustrations in this edition include "New York, about 1790", "Departure of the 69th Regt. N.Y.S.M. Tuesday April 23d, 1861. The Irish Headquarters around St. Patricks Cathedral, co. Prince & Mott St.", "Interior of the State Arsenal 57th. St. occupied by the 7th N.Y.V. (Steuben Regt.) 1861" and several views of Central Park. The single map in this edition is "Old New York. 'The Bouwery' [Map of the Stuyvesant Estate]". D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years without being promoted to Clerk. Valentine took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals", which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866. Many copies were personalized for prominent officials. This compendium is an excellent source of early New York City history.

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        San Francisco, 1862. From Russian Hill

      San Francisco: Printed by L. Nagel, published by A. Rosenfield, 1862. Tinted lithograph, in five sections (14¾ x 108 inches overall), linen- backed. (Varnished, possibly contemporaneously; sectional titles trimmed close, affecting imprint). Title leaf printed on blue paper and mounted to verso of first section. "Historical Sketch of California" mounted to pastedown of front board. Bound into original folio-sized blue cloth boards, gilt device of "Buswell & Co. S.F." on front board (Upper cover detached) , in a folding cloth box. Gifford's San Francisco panorama: the most ambitious Western view of the period. This extraordinary lithograph - actually five sheets joined together totaling nine feet in length - is the first panorama of San Francisco, one of the most striking early views of that city, and the most ambitious city view undertaken in the American West up to that time. Not until Eadweard Muybridge's photographic panorama of San Francisco several decades later was the city shown so completely in a single view. "One of the rarest and most important of items relating to San Francisco" (Eberstadt). Gifford's view, taken from Russian Hill, was executed in five separate sections, each with full title information, and a text of numbered locations runs across the bottom of the entire panorama, with 121 places identified. The Presidio, Marin headlands, Mount Tamalpais, and a very underdeveloped portion of San Francisco can be seen in section one, Alcatraz and the area between Russian and Telegraph hills (including Meiggs Wharf) in section two, and Telegraph Hill and the first heavily built-up streets in section three. Section four includes the most densely settled area, along Market and Mission, stretching into section five, which goes to Mission Dolores and beyond, and which also features the Jobson Observatory on Russian Hill. Details of buildings, streets, and other features are rendered with great exactness and a stunning wealth of detail. Churches, synagogues, hospitals, the Masonic temple, wharves, and streets are all identified. "...[I]t took an ambitious project like Charles Gifford's multisectioned panorama to record completely the city's tremendous growth" (Deák). The artist, Charles Gifford, came to California in 1860, and was active until 1877. According to Reps, "Gifford's finest and most ambitious view was a sweeping panorama from Russian Hill." The view was lithographed by Louis Nagel, who had been well-known as a lithographer in New York before coming to San Francisco in 1856. Reps and Woodbridge note that the publisher, Rosenfield, made the panorama available in three versions in 1862: one, as here, printed on thin paper and mounted on cloth; another printed on single sheets on heavier paper; and a third mounted on cloth and fastened to wooden rollers. Deák and Reps locate six copies of this panorama (MWA, DLC, CU-B, CSmH, Wells Fargo, California State Pioneers). Peters calls it "important and rare." It is an incredible production, both as a landmark in western lithography, and as a view of a major American city in the midst of a period of tremendous growth. Baird & Evans, Historic lithographs of San Francisco 38a; Deák, Picturing America, 776; Eberstadt 133:236; Peters, California on stone, pp.167-68; Peters, America on stone, pp.195, 291; Reps, Views & viewmakers 290-295; Streeter sale 2872; Woodbridge, San Francisco in maps & views, pp.68-71

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        SAN FRANCISCO, 1862. FROM RUSSIAN HILL

      San Francisco: Printed by L. Nagel, published by A. Rosenfield, 1862.. Lithograph, in five sections, 15 x 108 inches, printed on heavier paper. Expertly conserved and mounted on tissue. Staining and some paper loss, almost entirely confined to the lower margin (caption portion) of the center portion and right half of the entire image. The image itself is quite bright with nice variations in tone. In good condition overall. This extraordinary lithograph - actually five sheets joined together - is the first panorama of San Francisco, one of the most striking early views of that city, and the most ambitious city view undertaken in the American West up to that time. Not until Eadweard Muybridge's photographic panorama of San Francisco several decades later was the city shown so completely in a single view. "One of the rarest and most important of items relating to San Francisco" - Eberstadt. Gifford's view, taken from Russian Hill, was executed in five separate sections, each with full title information, and a text of numbered locations runs across the bottom of the entire panorama, with 121 places identified. The Presidio can be seen in section one, Alcatraz in section two, and the first heavily built-up streets in section three. Section four includes the most densely settled area, along Market and Mission, stretching into section five, which goes to Mission Dolores and beyond. Details of buildings, streets, and other features are rendered with great exactness and a stunning wealth of detail. Churches, synagogues, the Masonic temple, wharves, and streets are all identified. "...[I]t took an ambitious project like Charles Gifford's multisectioned panorama to record completely the city's tremendous growth" - Deák. The artist, Charles Gifford, came to California in 1860, and was active until 1877. According to Reps, "Gifford's finest and most ambitious view was a sweeping panorama from Russian Hill." The view was lithographed by Louis Nagel, who had been well-known as a lithographer in New York before coming to San Francisco in 1856. Reps notes that the publisher, Rosenfield, made the panorama available in three versions in 1862: one printed on thin paper and mounted on cloth; another as here, printed on single sheets on heavier paper; and a third mounted on cloth and fastened to wooden rollers. Deák and Reps locate six copies of this panorama (MWA, DLC, CU-B, CSmH, Wells Fargo, California State Pioneers). Peters calls it "important and rare." It is an incredible production, both as a landmark in western lithography, and as a view of a major American city in the midst of a period of tremendous growth. DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA, 776. REPS, VIEWS & VIEWMAKERS 290-295. PETERS, CALIFORNIA ON STONE, pp.167-68. PETERS, AMERICA ON STONE, pp.195, 291. STREETER SALE 2872. BAIRD & EVANS, HISTORIC LITHOGRAPHS OF SAN FRANCISCO 38a. EBERSTADT 133:236.

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        ATUAGAGDLIUTT. NALINGINARNIK TUSARUMINASASSUNIK UNIKÂT

      [Nuuk, Greenland: Hinrich Rink, 1862-1946, lacking the years 1884-91, 1894- 95, 1901-03].. Eighty-five volumes. Replete with illustrations, many in color. Some issues loose. First volume in original limp patterned cloth. Second volume in cloth- backed printed boards, spine repaired. Third volume in cloth- backed boards, spine worn. Fourth volume with lower half of spine and titlepage lacking. Of the remaining volumes, sixteen are in cloth-backed boards and sixty- five are in original wrappers, spines generally worn. Second volume with contemporary manuscript index, possibly by Møller. Overall very good. A tremendous run of this landmark Greenland newspaper, equally celebrated for its remarkable quality, range of content, and longevity. The fourth volume of the this set is enhanced by a presentation inscription from Lars Møller, the longtime editor and noted native lithographer, to Hinrich Rink, proprietor of Greenland's first regular press and founder of the paper. Further, the plates in the fourth volume have been hand- colored, presumably by Møller in Rink's honor. ATUAGAGDLIUTT..., translated literally as "distributed reading matter," stands alone when evaluating the impact of a single printed periodical on a native culture. The catholic editorial taste of Berthelsen and Møller not only brought the world's great literature to the doors of native Greenlanders, but did so in a manner that accomplished dual milestones in Greenlandic cultural history. First, by printing entirely in the native language, they transmitted the worldly canon, much of it for the first time, in a manner readily understandable by their readership. This resulted in a near instant removal of substantive cultural gaps between Greenland and Europe. Second, foreign epics and tales were often set alongside traditional native legends, equating their value with those of the outside world. In result, the success of ATUAGAGDLIUTT... was a point of national pride. Avidly consumed by its readership, its pages were shared, clipped, and culled to the point of near extinction. To date, five (at most) complete runs exist, entirely in public institutions in Denmark and Greenland. One additional set resides in private hands. Only nine institutions in the United States possess comparable runs, to varying degrees of completeness. The founders of ATUAGAGDLIUTT... include some of the most prominent men in the history of Greenlandic printing. The prime mover behind its creation, Hinrich Rink, first came to Greenland from Denmark in 1848, quickly rising to the position of royal inspector for South Greenland. In 1855 he began printing small pamphlets from a late 18th-century press left behind by Greenland's "first" printer, Jesper Brodersen, whose total known output is one small pamphlet done in 1793. In 1857 he installed a new press imported from Copenhagen, in effect becoming Greenland's first regular printer. Rink was soon joined by Rasmus Berthelsen, a native Greenlander who proved a quick study talented enough to become the paper's first editor when it was launched in 1861. Apprenticed to Berthelsen was Lars Møller, the son of a carpenter who, under the tutelage of Berthelsen and Rink, learned nearly every facet of the printing trade, including lithography. It was Møller who printed the ATUAGAGDLIUTT... from its earliest days, and he was responsible for a majority of the numerous lithographs. Accomplished as he was, the success of Møller's lithographs was due entirely to the instinctual talent of the original artist, the legendary Aron of Kangeq. While bedridden with tuberculosis, Aron received a visit from Rink, who had heard of Aron's considerable talent from other natives. According to Oldendow, "Rink...sent him paper, coloured pencils, and the necessary tools for woodcutting and with no instruction what so ever Aron produced over two hundred woodcuts and watercolors." His ability to illustrate both foreign and native legend alike secured his reputation, and his contributions were an invaluable addition to the paper. Berthelsen continued as editor for twelve years until 1874, when Møller succeeded him. The combined talents of the paper's staff notwithstanding, success, let alone survival, was far from assured. Working in the forbidding Greenland climate, Rink and his assistants were faced with numerous shortages and hurdles that make their considerable accomplishment all the more remarkable. Ink was often wanting, substituted frequently with a homemade variety made from boiling varnish and soot. Paper needed to be moistened to accept the ink, but often it would freeze before it could be put to use. Most serious of all was the large language barrier between Møller and Rink which, fortunately, was overcome thanks to Møller's diligent study and a well-timed training trip to Denmark. Despite disadvantageous circumstances, the small crew was determined, and when they found themselves without, they improvised. This steadfast dedication was due, above all, to Rink's abounding love of his adopted home and its people. From the moment of his arrival, Rink sought to learn as much as possible about native culture. He undertook countless overland and boat journeys throughout the land, staying with local families whenever possible. He began to develop an idea of what a Greenland periodical could be, and tried to convey this notion in the advertising leaflets he issued prior to publication. When publication began in January 1861, it was clear Rink had imbued the young Berthelsen with the same enthusiasm, and after Møller assumed editorship, this cultural fervor erupted. Year after year the newspaper contained "innumerable articles written both by and for Greenlanders - on hunting conditions and famous lives, on public events and memorable occasions at home and abroad, novels and stories translated into Greenlandic, legends, articles, official decrees..." (Oldendow). Equally important was how Møller stretched the language to fit his needs. When a foreign object or idea lacked a Greenlandic equivalent, Møller invented one. The cultural consequences of the publication of ATUAGAGDLIUTT... are extreme, as its longevity attests. That this venture, unique among indigenous cultures, took root in a North American language is significant and offers ample opportunity for comparison to other frontier native language presses, such as those at Park Hill and Harbor Springs. What is immediately clear is that ATUAGAGDLIUTT... brought world and native culture to life in vivid detail, free of religious constraints and with no overt didactic purpose. This circumstance alone makes ATUAGAGDLIUTT... a North American language production of the greatest interest. "The results were slow in coming, but come they did, and ATUAGAGDLIUTT's finest achievement would seem to be that quietly and gradually it caused the Greenlanders to grow as a people; it welded them together into a whole, until little by little they learned to notice things outside their immediate daily life and the narrow boundaries of their isolated land. Throughout its many years of publication it helped the Greenlanders to develop from an Esquimo community into a people" - Oldendow. Knud Oldendow, THE SPREAD OF PRINTING. WESTERN HEMISPHERE. GREENLAND (Amsterdam: Vangendt & Co., 1969), pp.46-57, passim.

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        Panorama of the Seat of War. Birds Eye View of Kentucky and Tennessee showing Cairo and part of the southern states

      New York: John Bachmann, [no date but 1862]. Chromolithograph, by Bachmann. Small expert marginal repairs. 22 3/4 x 31 inches. A fine copy of this bird's-eye by Bachmann, 'one of the finest American artists and lithographers specializing in bird's-eye views' (Stephenson & McKee), recalling a pivotal moment in the Civil War. 'Bachmann did six views of the Confederate States like this one ... They are very rare.' (Rumsey). The clouds of smoke over Fort Donelson show that this image is intended to recall a moment in time between February 11th and the 16th, 1862, when Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant besieged and secured the surrender of Fort Donelson. The 12,000-stong garrison's unconditional surrender was a major victory for the Union and a catastrophe for the South: Kentucky stayed in the Union as a result, and Tennessee became vulnerable to a Northern advance along the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers. Grant, who received the nickname 'Unconditional Surrender', was also promoted to Major General, and came to be considered as an important figure in the western theater of the war. Stephenson Civil War Maps (1989) 23.5; Rumsey 2657; Reps p.160 ('No finer artist of city views worked in America than John Bachmann. Unfortunately, there is no artist about whom less is known')

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        [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM JESSE GRANT TO GOVERNOR TOD OF OHIO DEFENDING THE HONOR OF HIS SON, GEN. ULYSSES S. GRANT AND HIS CONDUCT AT SHILOH]

      Cincinnati. July 11, 1862.. 3pp., docketed on verso. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines. Minor soiling. Remnants of old mount on right edge of blank leaf. Very good. In a tan half morocco clamshell case, spine gilt. Just months after the bloody and close-run battle of Shiloh, Jesse Grant, the father of Ulysses S. Grant, writes to Governor David Tod of Ohio defending the general's honor and conduct at the battle. Ohio regiments had suffered near 2,000 casualties in the Battle of Shiloh, and the younger Grant was a native son of the state. His family still lived there, including his father, a tanner by trade. Jesse Grant begins his letter by recommending one Col. Wiltsie who "has expressed his patriotic desire to serve his country in a military capasity, & if I were clothed with an appointing power I would not hesitate to appoint him." Grant proceeds to provide Governor Tod some reasons why he believes there have been such negative feelings toward his son in the wake of Shiloh, where Grant eked a bitter victory out of near defeat. He first blames the press: "In the first place he has refused to quarter Newspaper reporters on the Army at the expence of the Government. That has caused the whole fraternity of scriblers [sic] to unite against him to put him down, & Editors who have Reporters in the field, misled by their lying Reporters, and to be revenged on him for not providing for their reporters have also greatly abused him." He continues, blaming General Buell and deserters from the army: "Then there is Buell & his army have found it necesy. to draw public attention from their short comings to unite with them. Then again there is the five thousand cowards who threw down their arms deserted the standard of their country & their comrades in arms in the midst of danger, and sought safety under the banks of the Tennessee, & prayed for the rocks & hills to fall on them to hide them from the fury of Beauregard, & his army, they too must have some excuse for conduct, hence the cry of 'surprise' there which nothing could be more absurd." Grant relates in detail his son's strategic moves on the battlefield at Shiloh and concludes, "And this is the Gen. your subaltern would have shot while he would justify the five thousand scedadlers - shame on such a demagogue." U.S. Grant had been deeply depressed after Shiloh, and was temporarily relieved of his command. This probably played a major part in Jesse Grant's defense of his son. But Lincoln continued to have confidence in Grant, and his hard campaigning in the first half of 1863, culminating in his victory at Vicksburg in July, marked him as the best general the North possessed. A wonderful letter.

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        History of Greece, A

      1862. A Very Fine Set of George Grote’s “History of Greece”GROTE, George. A History of Greece; From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation Contemporary with Alexander the Great. A New Edition. In Eight Volumes. With Portrait, Maps, and Plans. London: John Murray, 1862.Eight octavo volumes (8 1/2 x 5 9/16 inches; 215 x 141 mm.). Engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I, engraved maps and plans (some folding, some hand-colored).Bound ca. 1900 by Zaehnsdorf for John Wanamaker (stamp-signed on the verso of the front free endpaper) in full tan calf. Covers with gilt double fillet border with gilt corner ornaments, spines richly tooled in gilt with five wide slightly raised bands and red and green morocco gilt lettering labels, board edges decoratively ruled in gilt, turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. A very fine set.“Although as biased as Macaulay’s History of England and less scholarly than Mommsen’s ‘Roman History’, Grote’s History of Greece can be bracketed with these two works. Like them, it was received with universal acclamation, was translated into French and German, shaped the European conception of its subject-matter throughout the nineteenth century, and still merits respect as a monument of industrious Victorian scholarship” (Printing and the Mind of Man 321 describing the first edition).Brunet II, col. 1764.

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