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        LIVES OF THE ENGINEERS with an Account of Their Principal Works[5 volumes]

      John Murrary London; 1862, 1866 & 1868: John Murrary In 5 volumes comprising three volumes of the "Lives of the Engineers" dated 1862 , 1 volume titled "Lives of Bouton and Wat" principally from the original Soho mss. second edition dated 1866, and 1 volume titled "The Life of George Stephenson and of his son Robert Stephenson" comprising also a history of the invention and introduction of the railway locomotive, a new edition, revised and enlarged dated 1868, portrait frontispieces, illustrations, all uniformly bound in an early 3/4 brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, a few spots of scattered foxing, very minor spots of rubbing, otherwise a handsome, nearly fine set.. Octavo.

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        Secretarial letter sent to Lorenzo Thomas, Adjutant General in the midst of the Civil War, accepting his promotion to Brigadier General on behalf of James Garfield

      Secretarial letter, 7.75" x 10" secretarially signed, March 13, 1862, Piketon, Kentucky. Written on lined paper with embossed perhaps with the Garfield crest.Minor discoloration at the folds. In fine condition. A secretarial letter sent to Lorenzo Thomas, Adjutant General in the midst of the Civil War, on behalf of James Garfield. Garfield was appointed Brigadier General Jan. 11, 1862. Three days before Garfield commanded the 18th Brigade, Army of Ohio at Middle Creek, Kentucky against Humphrey Marshall, this letter of acceptance was sent. "Your favor of the 24th enclosing my commission of Brigadier Genl is received. I have the honor to accept the appointment and commission, and state in accordance with your request, that I was born in the State of Ohio and I am now Thirty years of age. My residence is Hiram Portage Co. Ohio...J.A. Garfield.'

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        Ueber das Verhalten des Blutfarbstoffes im Spectrum des Sonnenlichtes

      1862. First edition. Hoppe-Seyler, Felix (1825-95). Ueber das Verhalten des Blutfarbstoffes im Spectrum des Sonnenlichtes. In Archiv für pathologischen Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medicin 23 (1862): 446-49. Whole volume. iv, 596pp. 7 lithograph plates. 210 x 132 mm. Half cloth c. 1862, some wear at extremities and corners. Light toning, but very good. 19th century bookplate of the Medical Library of the New York State Lunatic Asylum.First Edition, journal issue. Hoppe-Seyler was the first to describe the optical absorption spectrum of purified red blood pigment, which he named hemoglobin. He described hemoglobin's two distinctive absorption bands, and confirmed that hemoglobin contains iron. The present paper introduced the new spectroscope of Bunsen and Kirchhoff into medical chemistry. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Garrison-Morton 870.

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        AN INDEX TO "IN MEMORIAM."

      London: Edward Moxon, 1862. . 12mo, (164x103mm), [4],40p. +8p. publisher's catalogue dated January 1862). Stitching slightly strained otherwise a good copy in original calico-grain cloth, gilt lettered on the front cover within a blind-blocked ornamental frame, the latter repeated on the rear cover, backstrip faded. Suggested, in some part compiled, and edited by Dodgson, although S D Collingwood, his nephew, stated that much of the actual work was done by Dodgson's sisters. Tennyson gave his consent to the publication and this rare little book proved to be very useful to his admirers.

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        Afbildninger til Dyrerigets Naturhistorie

      til Brug i Skolen og Hjemmet. 600 Figurer systematiskt ordnede paa 32 colorerede og 1 sort Tavle med Forklaring. Kbhvn. 1862. 25 s. + 33 plancher, hvoraf de 32 er i farver. 4to. Orig. komp. hellrd., ryggen svagt falmet, øverste kapitæl løs. Gl. n.p.t. 25 pp. + 33 plates of which 32 are coloured. Publisher's pictorial cloth, spine weakly faded, upper headband worn. Old name on titlep

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        Comparative Morphologie des Menschen und der menschenähnlichen Thiere. (II:) Das Anthropotomische-Zootomische Museum der Königlichen Universität zu Breslau. - (III:) Erläuterungen zur Skelett- und Gehirn-Lehre. - (IV:) Die Blut-Gefässe vorzüglich die Schlagadern der Säugethiere in ihren wesentlichsten Verschiedenheiten. - (V:) Die Blut-Gefässe vorzüglich die Schlagadern des Menschen in ihren minderbekannten Bahnen und Verzweigungen. - (VI:) Erläuterungen zur Schlag- und Blutader-Lehre des Menschen.

      Gross-Folio. II: VII, 142 S., 71 Tafeln. III: VIII, 152 S., 26 Tafeln. IV: XI, 92 S., 46 Tafeln. V: XII, 86 S., 48 Tafeln. VI: XXXII, 114 S., 57 Tafeln. Total 248 lithographierte, teils kolorierte Tafeln. Originalhalbleinwandbände mit bedruckten Deckeln. Teil 2-6 (von 6) in 5 Bänden. Hirsch-H. I, 336. - Erste Ausgabe. Entgegen der üblichen Annahme erschien der erste Band 1875 posthum. Das Hauptwerk des 1798 auf der Insel Rügen geborenen Anatomen der 1835 Professor in Breslau wurde. Er veröffentlichte eine Vielzahl von Publikationen zur vergleichenden pathologischen Anatomie und Physiologie. "Seine Arbeiten sind grösstentheils mit vielen und vortefflichen Abbildungen versehen und wurden demzufolge, bei der denselben gegebenen kostbaren Ausstattung, in selbstloser Hingabe an die Wissenschaft, ohne Aussicht auf materiellen Gewinn, veröffentlicht" (Hirsch). - Einbände stellenweise angestaubt. Ecken teilweise bestossen. Sonst sehr sauberes, breitrandiges Exemplar.

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        Emancipation Proclamation: New York Tribuneâ?¦ Tuesday, September 23, 1862. Vol. XVIII

      Newspaper, folio, unbound, 8pp. Dampstained, browned at edges with some foxing, early ownerâ??s ink stamp on top margin, some small tears and chips along edges, and a little creasing. Still in decent shape overall. This is one of the earliest printings of the Emancipation Proclamation, which was issued on September 22, 1862. The Emancipation Proclamation declared freedom for all slaves in any Confederate state that didnâ??t return to the Union by January 1, 1863. Although this executive order did not actually free a large number of slaves, it set the stage for the freedom of all slaves. Coverage of the Emancipation in this newspaper begins in the middle of the first page. This newspaper article represents important coverage of a very significant event in American History. archivesgov/exhibts/emancipation.

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        Lettres de Madame de Sévigné de sa famille et de ses amis: Recueillies et annotées par M. Monmerqué, membre de l'Institut Nouvelle édition 1862: Part of the series «Les Grands Écrivains de la France» With 2 albums & 2 supplementary Volumes

      L. Hachette et Cie 1862. In French. Nouvelle Edition. The seventeenth century letters of Madame de Sévigné, offered here in 14 volumes (Vol 12 and the Additions and Corrections are bound together), plus the album of plates in contemporary (1860s) French half blue Morocco complete with the two volumes of unedited letters, in contemporary (1876) quarter calf with another copy of the album bound to match. Vols 1-12 plus Supplementary Vols 1 and 2 total 9,310 pages, plus the albums, which are unpaginated. The albums are identical save one is bound in blue, the other in brown. Each contains one armorial colour plate, four b&w plates of portraits, eight b&w plates of locations plus 16 facsimiles of letters. Full title for Supplementary Vols 1 and 2: Lettres Inédites de Madame de Sévigné a Madame de Grignan sa fille, extraits d'un ancien manuscrit publiées pour la première fois, annotés et précédées d'une Introduction par Charles Campas. All volumes, barring the albums, have silk bookmarks and silk headbands. Vols 1-14 and one album are in contemporary Frenchbound half blue Morocco, with marbled boards and endpapers with five raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. TEG. Supplementary volumes and one album are in contemporary Frenchbound quarter calf, marbled boards and endpapers with five raised bands and dark brown and red leather lettering pieces on the spine, and with gilt lettering and decoration. TEG. These volumes also carry an armorial bookplate on the FFEP verso, of a previous owner, dated 1921. As is to be expected, there is foxing but the text remains legible. The spines of Vols 13 and 14 have slight blemishes. Offered by a member of the PBFA.

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        Fauna Austriaca. I-II. Die Fliegen (Diptera). Nach der analytischen Methode bearbeitet, mit der Characteristik sämmtlicher europäischer Gattungen, der Beschreibung aller in Deutschland vorkommenden Arten und der der Aufzählung aller bisher beschriebenen europäischen Arten.

      Wien, Carl Gerold´s Sohn, 1862. Two volumes, VI + XLII +674; XXXII + 658 p. Green half leather with gilt decorated spines with five raised bands. 22 X 15 cm. Exlibris (Gerald Strickland, Per Persson)

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        Un souvenir de solferino. deuxieme edition. geneve, joel cherbuliez, 1862.

      Cm. 26,5, pp. (8) 115 (1). Con una carta topografica colorata a doppia pagina fuori testo. Solida legatura coeva in piena pelle, dorso a nervi con titoli e fregi in oro; piatti decorati e con armi centrali in oro. Dentelles interne, tagli dorati e grande ex libris applicato. Schloss Walchen. Dorso un po' schiarito, peraltro esemplare genuino, marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione. Rara seconda edizione apparsa lo stesso anno della prima. Intento principale dell'opera, scritta con grande efficacia letteraria, fu di descrivere le sofferenze dei feriti e dei caduti della battaglia (e di stigmatizzare tutte le guerre). Proprio la constatazione della tardività e insufficienza delle cure prestate ai feriti spinse alla Conferenza di Ginevra del 1864 e alla fondazione della Croce Rossa. Il libro è uno dei più importanti e capitali della intera storia della civilizzazione umana, destinato a sensibilizzare la pubblica opinione ed i governi dei vari paesi come pochissimi altri testi. Il Dunant (Ginevra, 1828-Heiden, 1910), grande filantropo e letterato, fu il fondatore della Croce Rossa, insignito del primo Premio Nobel per la pace nel 1901. Cfr. Printing and the Mind of Man, 350; Garrison Morton (2166).

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        HISTOIRE ANECDOTIQUE DES CAFÉS & CABARETS DE PARIS

      Paris: E. Dentu 1862. 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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        Biography of the Lucy Family of Charlecote Park, in the County of Warwick

      Privately Printed By Emily Faithfull & Co. 1862. 208pp. + plates (6). Very handsome heavily gilted red grained calf with family crest stamped on front cover and very decorative spine. Slightly rubbed but very good and bright notwithstanding. Presented by the author to one of her grandchildren in 1877. Bright and clean throughout except for an unfortunate stain to the bottom of the frontispiece engraving of Charlecote and an extremely faint small trace at the bottom of the next two plates - one of which has a little comment written at the bottom by the author. The plate between pages 132 and 133 is partly detached. All edges gilt. 102f

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        The Private Diary of Richard, Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, K.G. In Three Volumes

      Hurst and Blackett Publishers Successors to Henry Colburn London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, Successors to Henry Colburn. 1862. First. :First edition. Three volumes. 320; 322; 300pp. Frontispiece portrait. Octavos. Publisher's cloth gilt. Tears along the edges of two spines, modest edgewear, some foxing, still a handsome, very good set. Bookplate in each volume of William Arthur, Sixth Duke of Portland, K.G. .

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        Skandinaviska Nordens ur-invånare, ett försök i komparativa ethnografien och ett bidrag till menniskoslägtets utvecklings historia.

      Andra upplagan, med anmärkningar och tillägg, samt 6:te kapitlet (om bronskulturens orientala ursprung) omarbetadt. Försedd med xylografier och en mängd litografierade figurer. I-II. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1862-66. 4:o. (6),VIII,(2),214 s. & 13 litograferade plr + (8),171,(1) s. & 5 litograferade plr. Ngt nött lackat hfrbd från 1900-talets första hälft med upphöjda bind och guldornerad rygg. Brunsprängda snitt. Ryggen blekt och med en del skrapmärken. Tre främre tryckta häftesomslag löst bifogade. Ett samtida gult blankt omslag med dedikation till Aug. W. Stjernstedt medbundet. Med Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris.. Schreber 270, noten, för det inledande kapitlet "Utkast till jagtens och fiskets historia på Skandinavien". Planscherna litograferade och tryckta av A. Lundquist & co. Första upplagan, som endast bestod av band I, utkom 1838-43 och avhandlade stenåldern. Denna upplaga är väsentligt utvidgad, bl.a. med en andra del om bronsåldern. En engelsk upplaga utkom 1868. En omarbetad upplaga av bronsåldersdelen utgavs 1872, som tredje upplagan av "Skandinaviska Nordens ur-invånare". Sven Nilsson (1787-1883) var naturforskare, arkeolog och kyrkoherde. "Skandinaviska Nordens ur-invånare", Nilssons huvudarbete inom arkeologin, är kanske mest känt för att författaren här presenterar en förklaring till vissa slående likheter mellan den sydskandinaviska bronsålderskulturen och de samtida högkulturerna vid östra Medelhavet. Han påtalade det märkliga i att det avancerade hantverkskunnandet under den skandinaviska äldre bronsåldern uppstod plötsligt och överträffade den yngre bronsålderns. Nilssons spektakulära slutsats var att Sydskandinavien koloniserats av fenicier som genom sitt hantverk och sin religiösa föreställningsvärld lämnat talrika spår i Norden. Exempelvis ansåg Nilsson att en fenicisk Baalskult införts i Skandinavien via denna kolonisering och med tiden givit upphov till vikingatidens Balderskult. Som stöd för sin tes använder sig Nilsson bl.a. av Kiviksgraven och dess utsmyckningar och symboler, som han ser som en parallell till liknande konstruktioner vid Medelhavet. Nilssons teorier debatterades flitigt i samtiden och var länge inflytelserika. Idag har koloniseringstanken övergivits till förmån för förklaringar som inriktar sig på ömsesidiga handelsutbyten och nordbors resor på kontinenten. Arbetet innehåller för övrigt vidlyftiga spekulationer utifrån formerna på forntida kranier (inspirerade av Anders Retzius) och författaren argumenterar för att samerna tjänat som förebild för folksagans dvärgar. "Svenskt biografisk lexikon" skriver att Nilsson i föreliggande arbete uppnådde "uppmärksammade men för senare forskning ej bärkraftiga resultat". Riksheraldikern och numismatikern m.m. August Wilhelm Stjernstedt avtackas i förordet och på s. 212 i del I avtrycks utdrag av han tankar om hur feniciska motiv på mynt kan användas för att spåra feniciska kolonier. På s. 167 i del II har Gunnar Brusewitz markerat en passage i vilken Nilsson nämner att artisten Brusewitz - Gunnars farfars kusin - gjort honom uppmärksam på likheter mellan ett fornminne i Blekinge och Stonehenge

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        Fathers and Sons

      Leypoldt and Holt New York: Leypoldt and Holt. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of Turgenev's masterpiece, one of the most celebrated and influential Russian novels of the nineteenth century. "Turgenev's greatest novel, Fathers and Sons (1862)... succeeded in illustrating, with remarkable balance and profundity, the issues that divided the generations. The hero, Bazarov, is the most powerful of Turgenev's creations. A nihilist, denying all laws save those of the natural sciences, uncouth and forthright in his opinions, he is nonetheless susceptible to love and by that token doomed to unhappiness. In sociopolitical terms he represents the victory of the nongentry revolutionary intelligentsia over the gentry intelligentsia to which Turgenev belonged. In artistic terms he is a triumphant example of objective portraiture, and in the poignancy of his death he approaches tragic stature. The miracle of the novel as a whole is Turgenev's superb mastery of his theme, despite his personal hostility toward Bazarov's antiaestheticism, and his success in endowing all the characters with a quality of spontaneous life" (Britannica).Translated by Eugene Schuyler. New York: Leypoldt and Holt, 1867. 12mo, original gilt-stamped cloth. Discreet contemporary (dated 1867) owner signature and a later bookplate on front pastedown. Very slight wear to cloth, small ink stain to bottom of text block with slight bleed onto a few leaves. An exceptionally nice copy, very rare in this condition.

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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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        Illustrirte Pracht-Bibel oder die ganze Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testaments, nach der deutschen Uebersetzung D. Martin Luther's. Erster Band: Die geschichtlichen Bücher des Alten Testaments. Zweiter Band. Erste Abtheilung: Die Lehrbücher und die Propheten des Alten Testaments. Zweiter Band. Zweite Abtheilung: Die Apogryphen des Alten Testaments. Dritter Band: Die Bücher des Neuen Testaments. 3 volumes bound in one (Complete)

      A. H. Payne Leipzig; Dresden: A. H. Payne, [1861-1862]. First edition. Hardcover. g. Folio. XII, 1588, [8]pp. Original 3/4 morocco over cloth with gold lettering on spine. Engraved frontispiece in each volume. Decorative initials. Exquisite 19th-century German Bible magnificently illustrated with hundreds of in-text and full-page woodcuts by Otto Delitsch. Moderate rubbing along edges of binding. Pages moderately foxed throughout. Text in German, Gothic script. Binding and interior in overall good+ condition.

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        Ship-Boy's Letter. Ballad. Sung By Madame Sainton Dolby. The Words Written By I I Lonsdale

      Hutchings & Romer, London. Signed by person(s) connected with book. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated [1862]. Signed [Initialled by Dolby]. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 9 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Signed by person(s) connected with book. Inventory No: 6647006.

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        To His Friend Dr Henry C Wigg : Light In The Window. Ballad. Sung By Madame Sainton-Dolby

      Boosey & Sons, London. Signed by person(s) connected with book. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated [1862]. Signed & Initialled by Dolby. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Signed by person(s) connected with book. Inventory No: 6647004.

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        Atlas öfver Sveriges städer med deras alla egor och jordar, jemte areal-beskrivningar, innefattande 89 kartor, upprättade under åren 1853-1861.

      Stockholm, Adolf Bonnier, 1862. Folio. 89 till kolorerade litograferade kartor, alla. Halvskinnband med fyra upphöjda bind och guldornerad rygg. 48,5 X 31,5 cm. Nött rygg med delvis bortnött ryggtitel. Kartorna i gott skick. Sala ingår med utvikbar karta

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        Orley Farm

      London: Chapman and Hall London: Chapman and Hall, 1862. First edition. Two volumes. Illustrated by J.E. Millais. Half titles and stab holes present. Finely bound from the parts in 3/4 green morocco over cloth with gold stamped decorative spines, marbled endpapers, and previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Slightly rubbed to corners, otherwise fine. Internally very clean and tight.. Hardcover. Fine.

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        Orley Farm. With Illustrations by J.E. Millais.

      London: Chapman and Hall 1862.. First edition, first issue, 2 volumes, 8vo, bound from the parts with the stabholes visible, bound with the half titles but not the advertisements. 40 plates, some foxing to early and late leaves, particularly at the end of volume II, marbled endpapers, sides and edges. Contemporary black half calf, gilt banded spines with red labels, some slight wear otherwise a very good set. Sadleir 13.

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        Autograph letter signed to Charles Tilston Bright

      London, 1862. No Dust Jacket. Airy, George Biddell (1801-92). A.L.s. to Charles Tilston Bright. London, August 15, 1862. 4pp. 188 x 119 mm. Provenance: Latimer Clark. Airy served as Great Britain's astronomer royal from 1835 to 1881, and was a noted critic and frequent adversary of Charles Babbage. In 1862 he undertook the task of determining the difference in longitude between Greenwich and Valentia, Ireland, the European landing point for the first Atlantic cable, which had failed four years earlier. The observations were made with the aid of time signals transmitted from Greenwich to Valentia by telegraph, using some of the cable laid for the failed 1858 venture, and Airy's letter to Bright, a founding member of Cyrus Field's Atlantic Telegraph Company, expresses his gratitude for the opportunity: "We have at length finished the practical part of our operations for the Valentia longitude, and I trust successfully. . . . For the opportunity of doing it at all, we are entirely indebted to your kindness-in the retention of the Valentia wires, when there was hardly any reason for the retention except the prospect of our work, and in the favourable introduction to your brother [Edward Bright] and to the B. & I. M. T. [British and Irish Magnetic Telegraph] Company. . . . The signals were transmitted without difficulty and in an excellently observable state when the weather was reasonably good. In some of the heavy Irish showers, they were rather weak, but never too faint for observation. "The operation was naturally protracted by the impossibility of securing in every case transits at Greenwich, transits at Valentia, and galvanic signals. But the principal cause of delay was the irregularity of some clerk, name and station unknown . . . who did not always follow out your brother's regularity in establishing connexions. We imagine him to be an Irishman and entitled to use the national privilege of irregularity, and accordingly we forgive him heartily, and thank him for the connexions which he did make. . . ." Airy had been consulted about the feasibility of submarine telegraphy prior to the laying of the first Atlantic cable, his opinion at the time being that it was "a mathematical impossibility to submerge a cable at so great a depth" (quoted in Carter 1968, 125). Origins of Cyberspace 110.

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        Proclamation? I hereby notify all citizens that they must connect themselves with some company of "Home Guard."

      Observer and Reporter Power Press Print Small broadside, about 6x8 1/2, printed on one side. Minor toning and creases; overall very good. While Kentucky may have been neutral at the start of the war, after the Confederates invaded the state, they turned toward the Union. This small broadside reminds people they needed to register with the "home guard." This order was passed under the threat of an impending invasion of Kentucky by General Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee. The broadside is signed in print by Major P. G. Bracht.

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        The Mountain Spring. Near Cozzen's Dock, West Point

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1862. Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition apart from a few small tears in the top margin and several light water stains in the margins, one of which slightly extends into the top of the image. Slight discolouration of the paper due to age. 12 1/8 x 15 5/8 inches. 13 7/8 x 17 7/8 inches. A scenic, tranquil landscape in upstate New York with a small glimpse of the Hudson River visible through the foliage between the two rocky outcroppings bordering the dirt road. Frances Flora Bond Palmer, known as Fanny, worked for Nathaniel Currier for over than twenty-five years. She was, according to Gloria Deak, "the foremost woman lithographer of her time" (Picturing America, 647). Born and raised in England by a cultivated family, she was already an accomplished painter and lithographer when she came to America in 1844, at which time she exhibited two works at the National Academy of Design. By 1849, she was working for Currier producing landscapes and still lifes. She lithographed these prints herself usually after her own sketches. Cf. Gale, Currier & Ives: A Catalogue Raisonné (1984), vol. 1, 4611.

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        La Grande DANSE MACABRE DES HOMMES ET DES FEMMES, précédée du Dict des trois Mors et des trois Vifz, du Débat du Corps et de l'Ame, et de la Complaincte de l'Ame Dampnée

      Paris Baillieu Paris Baillieu, N.d. [1862]. 4to., contemporary three-quarter black calf over marbled boards; on the front paste-down is wonderful etched Memento Mori bookplate depicting a standing skeleton with outstretched arms that have sprouted foliage, standing amid a pile of books. According to the AAA Sale Catalogue of the Susan Minns collection of Dance of Death books [item 146], this edition reproduces "the text of the original 1486 Marchant edition, with woodcuts printed from the blocks cut for the Troyes editions of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries." This 66 page (misnumbered 67) edition is one of several facsimile "Danse macabre des hommes et des femmes," which were very popular in the last century. According to Aldred Warthin [The Physician and the Dance of Death. p. 29], "In many of the old editions of the Danse Macabre, the figure of a Negro blowing a trumpet and holding a javelin is introduced, usually at the beginning of the Danse des Femmes. This figure is said to have been painted on the vaulted roof of the charnel-house of the innocents." The cut appears on page 25 of our edition, reprinted from the wood blocks of the 1641 edition first published in Troyes, along with the 55 ADDITIONAL EVOCATIVE WOODCUTS of Death coming to claim all manner of men and women. Of further interest is the title-page woodcut in which the words, "Danse Macabre," are formed by tiny Dance of Death figures engaged in different activities. PRINTED FROM THE BLOCKS OF THE 17TH C. TROYES EDN.

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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, In 1857 he resigned the secretaryship and 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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        BORDER LINES OF KNOWLEDGE IN SOME PROVINCES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE

      1862. Good. HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. BORDER LINES OF KNOWLEDGE IN SOME PROVINCES OF MEDICAL SCIENCE. AN INTRODUCTORY LECTURE, DELIVERED BEFORE THE MEDICAL CLASS OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY, NOVEMBER 6TH, 1861. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1862. Presentation copy inscribed to former owner "from the Author" in pencil on first blank recto. 80 pp. 8vo., brown pebbled cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Cloth sunned and stained, light to moderate foxing in the text. A slip of paper with a contemporary-looking list of ink names is laid in. Binding tight. Very good.

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        The Art Journal New Series Volumes 1-23, 1862 - 1884. 23 volumes.

      London: Virtue & Co., onwards from 1862.. 23 volumes. In all 773 (of 789) steel engraved and etched plates with tissue guards, together with numerous woodcuts in the text. The volumes include illustrated catalogues of International Exhibitions (see under). 23 volumes 4to ( 13 1/4 x 10 inches ), original green cloth blocked in gilt; backstrips with fading, bindings damp-mottled. The majority of the text and plates loose due to the perishing of the gutta-percha* (as often with this type of binding). Approx. 10% of the plates have some faults, either dusty (largely eraseable) margins, edge chipping etc. About 7 are badly damaged (see description of the individual volumes below). The remaing 700 or so plates generally in very good fresh condition and free from foxing. The text leaves sound. Some tissue guards foxed, creased, a very few torn.The volumes appear to lack 16 of the listed plates however these may be present but misplaced. The condition of the contents of the volumes is as under: 1862: 12 steel engraved plates and 12 steel engraved plates from the Turner Gallery. From the Turner Gallery plates "Crossing the Brook", "Parting Hero" & "Grand Canal Venice" chipped on margins. Bound in at end the Illustrated Catalogue of 1862 International Exhibition. This volume partly loose.1863: 12 steel engraved plates, 11 (of 12) steel engraved plates from the Turner Gallery, 7 steel engraved plates "Churches of Asia Minor" after Allom, and 5 engravings from Sculpture. Lacks plate "Dido & Aenas" from the Turner Gallery & "Hannibal" plate dusty & chipped. From the "Churches" series "Philadelphia" has chipped margin. Bound in at end the Illustrated Catalogue of the 1862 International Exhibition. This volume partly loose.1864: 12 steel engraved plates, 12 Turner Gallery steel engraved plates, 4 engraved plates after Murillo & Velasquez, & 8 plates from Sculpture. Of the Turner Gallery plates the "Bay of Balae" & the "View of Orvieto" are chipped on margin, 2 of the Sculpture plates also chipped on margins. This volume partly loose.1865: 12 steel engraved plates, 6 steel engraved plates from the Turner Gallery, 5 Etchings from Turner, & 4 (of 5) plates from Sculpture. Plates "Lake Lucerne" & "Battle Abbey" badly damaged. Lacks "Cashmere Bastion" Sculpture plate. Text block detached from binding. 1866: 25 steel engraved plates & 10 plates from sculpture. 1 sculpture plate detached dusty and worn on margins. This volume not loose.1867: 24 (of 25) steel engraved plates, 1 from Sculpture & 3 by Dore (one of which steel engraved). Lacks 1 plate "After the Battle", partly loose, 2 plates damaged on margins. Bound in at end the Illustrated Catalogue of the Universal Exhibition, Paris, part 1.1868: 27 steel engraved plates & 1 from Sculpture. Inner joints cracked, partly loose. Bound in at end the Illustrated Catalogue of the Universal Exhibition, Paris, part 2.1869: 23 (of 24) steel engraved plates, & 12 plates from Sculpture. Lacks plate "In the Highlands", 7 others chipped on margins, of the Sculpture plates 2 with chipped margins and 2 with chipped and dusty margins. Loose. 1870: 25 steel engraved plates and 11 plates from Sculpture. Dust marking to margins of 3 plates, 1 with corner crease to margin, chipping to lower margin of one plate. Central section loose.1871: 25 steel engraved plates, & 10 plates from Sculpture. 5 plates with creased and chipped margins, of the Sculpture plates 3 have soiled and chipped margins and 1 is badly damaged. Bound in at end the Illustrated Catalogue of the International Exhibition. Loose.1872: 22 (of 27) steel engraved plates & 9 plates from Sculpture. Lacks plates "Dead Lamb", "Rustic Bridge", "What D'ye Lack Madam", "Othello", & the "Crucifixion". Three plates chipped on margins including 2 of Sculpture. Illustrated Catalogue of the International Exhibition, 2nd Division, bound-in at end. Loose.1873: 28 steel engraved plates & 8 plates from Sculpture. "Juliet" worn & dusty on top margin, as is the "Nest", "Shylock" worn on fore-margin, "Wolsey" damaged, 1 Sculpture plate soiled. Loose.1874: 28 steel engraved plates & 8 from Sculpture. 1 Sculpture plate detached and worn. This volume not loose.1875: 29 steel engraved plates & 7 from Sculpture. One plate detached and chipped on inner blank margin. Text block detached from binding. Not loose.1876: 32 steel engraved plates & 4 plates from Sculpture. Two of the Sculpture plates damaged on fore-margins. Plate "The Syren" with dusty margins. Loose.1877: 28 steel engraved plates & 8 from Sculpture. One plate "Comical Dogs" with chipped and dusty margin, 1 corner crease, 8 others with edge rubbed or dusty blank fore-margins. Loose.1878: 29 (of 30) steel engraved plates & 6 plates from Sculpture. Lacks plate "Found at Naxos", plate "Alsace" stained on margin, two other plates chipped & dusty on margins. Loose.1879: 31 steel engraved plates & 5 from Sculpture. 4 plates dusty on margins, 1 with corner crease. Loose. Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition Paris, 1878, bound in at end.1880: 22 steel engraved plates, 7 from Sculpture, & 7 Etchings. One plate and one etching dust marked on fore-margin. Loose.1881: 12 Etchings, 11 (of 12) steel engraved plates, 8 "Facsimiles" of drawings, 4 from Sculpture, & 1 chromolithograph. Lacks plate "Highland Group". Loose.1882: 13 Etchings, 11 steel engraved plates, 8 "Facsimiles" of Drawings, & 4 plates from Sculpture. Browning to half-title and last leaf of text. Not loose.1883: 12 Etchings, 9 (of 11) steel engraved plates, 9 "Facsimles" of Drawings, & 4 plates from Sculpture. Lacks plates "Peg Woffington" & "The Mouse". Short marginal tear into imprint of one plate, 2 leaves of text creased, one plate with dusty margin. Loose.1884: 13 Etchings, 9 (of 12) steel engravings, 5 "Facsimiles" of Drawings (2 coloured), & 6 plates from Sculpture. Lacks plates "Study of Head", "Messenger", & "Song of a Nubian". Approx. a quarter of the plates dustmarked or worn on margins in this volume. Loose. Total weight is approx. 75 kg which may make overseas shipping prohibitive.*Gutta-Percha, or Caoutchouc, binding was invented by Thomas Hancock; a process whereby a rubber solution takes the place of sewing for holding the leaves together and was employed by bookbinders from the 1840's. In most 19th Century books so bound the rubber has perished and the leaves have become loose.

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        The Bakerian Lecture: On the Total Solar Eclipse of July 18th, 1860, Observed at Rivabellosa, Near Miranda de Ebro, in Spain,

      First Edition, extracted from The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.152, pp.333-416, with 13 engraved plates (these with small and neat embossed uninked library name, virtually invisible), some extending, some with colour, disbound, quarto, very good copy, London, [The Royal Society], 1862. * "Warren De la Rue (1815 -1889) British astronomer and chemist, most famous for his pioneering work in astronomical photography. Attracted to astronomy by the influence of James Nasmyth, he constructed in 1850 a 13-inch reflecting telescope, mounted first at Canonbury, later at Cranford, Middlesex, and with its aid executed many drawings of the celestial bodies of singular beauty and fidelity. His chief title to fame, however, is his pioneering work in the application of the art of photography to astronomical research. In 1851 his attention was drawn to a daguerreotype of the Moon by G. P. Bond, shown at the great exhibition of that year. Excited to emulation and employing the more rapid wet-collodion process, he succeeded before long in obtaining exquisitely defined lunar pictures, which remained unsurpassed until the appearance of the Lewis Morris Rutherfurd photographs in 1865. In 1854 he turned his attention to solar physics, and for the purpose of obtaining a daily photographic representation of the state of the solar surface he devised the photoheliograph, described in [the present] Bakerian Lecture. In 1860 De la Rue took the photoheliograph to Spain for the purpose of photographing the total solar eclipse which occurred on 18 July of that year. The photographs obtained on that occasion proved beyond doubt the solar character of the prominences or red flames, seen around the limb of the moon during a solar eclipse." -Wikipedia

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        A History of British Birds & A Natural History of the Nests and Eggs of British Birds. Finely Bound.

      London: Groombridge and Sons, 1862 onwards.. The History of British Birds (variously dated 1862-1864) in six volumes. With 358 hand-coloured plates with tissue guards. The Natural History of Nests & Eggs (variously dated 1863-64) in three volumes. With 225 hand-coloured plates with tissue guards. The nine volumes uniformly bound in contemporary most attractive polished grained green calf, the sides with wide and elaborate gilt border, spines gilt in compartments within raised bands, inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, bound in silk bookmarks. Some foxing to frontispieces, the plates however bright and generally free from foxing. The bindings are rubbed at headbands, joints and corners and on raised bands; however this is a finely bound set and very attractive on the shelf. All inner joints tight.

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        Oeuvres

      One folding lithographed plate in Vol. IV. Seven vols. Large 4to, a fine prize binding of cont. blue morocco, sides elaborately decorated in gilt, spines richly gilt, a.e.g., upper cover of Vol. I stamped in gilt "Académie des Sciences. Prix fondé par Mme la Mise de Laplace pour le 1er Elève sortant de l'École Polytechnique 1862. M. Matrot Adolphe. Né le 9 Juillet 1841 à Paris," all other covers stamped in gilt in center with the royal arms of the Académie des Sciences. Paris: Imprimerie Royale, 1843-47. First edition of the collected works of Laplace, luxuriously produced at the initiative of Laplace's widow and financed by King Louis Philippe's government. Contained here are Laplace's epoch-making works on astrophysics, mathematics and probability theory. The first five volumes are taken up by Traité de Mécanique Céleste, the foundation of modern theoretical astronomy. It has been called "the eighteenth-century Almagest" and "a sequel to Newton's Principia" (Horblit 63). Volume Six contains his Exposition du Systeme du Monde, one of the most successful popularizations of science ever composed. It is Laplace's resumé of current astronomical understanding. The final and thickest volume combines the Essai Philosophique sur les Probabilités with the Théorie analytique des Probabilités, the introduction to Laplace's groundbreaking masterpiece on probability theory. "The Essai has certainly had a longer life and almost certainly a larger number of readers than any of Laplace's other writings. The reason for its continuing -- indeed, its growing -- success has clearly been the importance that probability, statistics, and stochastic analysis have increasingly assumed in science, social science, and philosophy of science."-D.S.B. Adolphe Matrot (1841-96), became a high official in the French national railroad company. A fine and handsome set. .

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        Mr. Blackburne's Games at Chess. Selected, annotated and arranged by himself. Edited, with a biographical sketch and a brief history of blindfold chess

      vi+331 pages with frontispiece, diagrams and index. Royal Octavo (9" x 6"). Bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt embossed rook and blind stamped ruled edge to cover. Edited, with a biographical sketch and a brief history of blindfold chess by P Anderson Graham.(Van der Linde-Niemeijeriana 3036)(Betts 29-15) First edition.Blackburne's international tournament career spanned an impressive fifty-two years from London 1862 to St Petersburg 1914, a total of 53 events in which he played 814 games scoring over 62%. Although he rarely won international events, he generally finished in the top half of the table and his fierce competitive spirit coupled with his great combative ability earned him the pleasant nickname of "the Black Death". His most notable successes were = 1st with Steinitz at Vienna 1873 (Blackburne lost the play-off match). 1st at Berlin 1881 ahead of Paulsen, Schallop, Chigorin, Winawer and Zukertort and 2d to Tarrasch at Manchester 1890. Blackburne won the BCA championship in 1868 and for many years was ranked as Britian's foremost player. In 1914, at the age of 72, he shared first prize at the BCF congress in Chester.Condition:Spine ends repaired with new end papers, previous owner's name on front end paper and verso of frontispiece else a very good copy issued without a jacket.

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        Colton's Map of Mexico showing part of the United States and Central America

      New York: J.H. Colton, 1862. A MONUMENTAL WALL MAP OF MEXICO, WITH TEXAS AND THE SOUTHERN STATES BY J. H. COLTON Hand-colored lithograph: Paper size 32 ¾" x 41 ¾"; framed size 42 ½" x 51 1/8" . Book.

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        Les miserables

      Bruxelles: Naumbourg, Chez G. Paetz, Libraire-Editeur, 1862. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 17 books unpaginated, bound in 4 volumes. 14 cm. Language: French. Contents: Fantine -- Cosette -- Marius -- L'idylle rue Plumet et l'épopée rue Saint Denis -- Jean Valjean. Subjects: French. Ex-convicts -- Fiction. France -- Fiction. Summary: Trying to forget his past and live an honest life, escaped convict Jean Valjean risks his freedom to take care of a motherless young girl during a period of political unrest in Paris. Very good copies in gilt-block cloth over marble boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains quite well-preserved overall: tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Les Miserables, Ten volume set bound as five

      Bruxelles: A Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Co. VG - in very good condition. Stunning appearance and overall excellent condition with only light wear of the spine. Professionally rebacked using original spines. Occasional light foxing. 1862. First Edition, later printing. Superb fully decorated calf covers. 405pp; 443pp; 401pp; 366pp; 357pp; 346pp; 490pp; 464pp; 447pp; 355pp :: 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6") :: First edition in French. N.B.: Heavy set - shipping supplement applies - please ask for shipping quote stating country of destination .

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        THE WORKS

      London: Bell and Daldy, 1862. 229 x 152 mm (9 x 6"). Five volumes. Edited by John Payne Collier. VERY ATTRACTIVE DEEP BLUE PEBBLE-GRAIN MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, covers with frames of one dogtooth and three plain rules, raised bands, spines in antique-style compartments with delicate scrolling cornerpieces and intricate central fleuron surrounded by small tools, densely gilt floral turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With frontispiece portrait of Spenser in volume I. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Herbert Lionel Bashford, M. A., Dibon Lodge, Godalming. Spines just a shade darker than covers, corners with a hint of rubbing, but AN EXTREMELY FINE SET IN VERY ATTRACTIVE BINDINGS, the text fresh and bright, and the leather especially lustrous and with only the most insignificant wear. The first modern English poet to achieve major stature, Spenser (ca. 1552-99), in Day's words, demonstrated "with his fluency in many meters and stanzaic forms . . . that English was at least the equal to any other language as a vehicle of great poetry." While his poems, particularly "The Faerie Queene," look backward as the culmination of the allegorical verse tradition of the Pearl Poet, Langland, and Chaucer, he has influenced with "his fertile imagination and especially his sensuous imagery and melodic language" nearly every important English poet who followed him. (Day) DNB praises Collier's "Spenser," first published in 1862, as "an excellent edition, with the completest life of the poet that had as yet appeared." Despite his great knowledge and love of early English authors, Collier (1789-1883) suffered a certain diminished respect because of his propensity for textual fabrication. This was true particularly in the case of the notorious "Perkins folio," supposedly containing an early copy of Shakespeare's works with superior variant readings, which turned out to be forged. Britannica comments that these "fabrications . . . may charitably . . . be attributed to literary monomania, but . . . it is difficult to speak with patience [of them], so completely did they for a long time bewilder the chronology of Shakespeare's writings." Apart from its important content, this set is quite lovely on the shelf (the bindings are unsigned, but they have the feel and appearance of Hayday work).

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        THE OFFICER';S MANUAL. NAPOLEON';S MAXIMS OF WAR. [Confederate Imprint]

      Richmond: West & Johnson, 1862. Original Wrappers. Parrish & Willingham 4972. 16mo. Confederate imprint, with introduction by Winfield Scott who asserts that studying these maxims "cannot fail to set all young officers on a course of inquiry and reflection greatly to their improvement." The publisher believes this to a publication "timely to the occasion", that occasion being the Civil War. This copy belonged to George Harrison of Brandon Plantation on the James River, who received it from Mann Page, with inscription on the title page. In flexible cloth, with blue paper pastedown. Moderate soiling to the covers and a damp stain to the top corner of the first few leaves including the title page; similar damp staining to the top inner corner of the the last 1/3 or more of the book, not as bad as it sounds. Digital images can be made available upon request. Good+ binding.

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        Mécanisme de la Physionomie Humaine ou analyse électro-physiologique de l'expression des passions

      Paris: chez Ve Jules Renouard,, 1862. Large octavo (272 × 178 mm). Original gilt-lettered red morocco-grain cloth spine and front cover skilfully laid down over later red pebble grain cloth to style, original yellow free endpapers preserved. Leaf 10 misbound before 10*. Photographic frontispiece, 2 engravings in the text, 155 photographic images on 20 plates (9 composite plates with 16 small images each, 11 large single images); all albumen prints. With two bookseller's letters offering this copy to the biographer of Duchenne, Dr Paul Guilly, in 1960 taped to the later endpapers. First edition of this landmark in the history of clinical medical photography; presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "A mon ami [the identity of the recipient erased, as often with French presentation inscriptions] Duchenne (de Boulogne)". Duchenne's iconographic work stands at the crossroads of three major discoveries of the nineteenth century: electricity, physiology and photography. Some of the photographs show Duchenne himself applying the surface electrodes used in his faradic technique; these were taken by Adrien Tournachon (1825-1903), the young brother of the celebrated Nadar (Felix Tournachon). Charles Darwin reproduced a number of Duchenne's photographs from the Mécanisme de la Physionomie Humaine to illustrate his own book on The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872). This is the regular trade (or "petite") edition, complete as issued in one volume with frontispiece and 155 photographs on 20 plates, sold for 20 francs. There was also an octavo format in two volumes, the "grande édition" with a separate and slightly taller atlas volume, with 84 photographs and the same 9 composite plates, priced 68 francs; and an "édition de luxe" of 100 copies in quarto with 74 larger format plates (in the earliest copies), at 200 francs. An early copy of the latter sold for €204,000 in 2004. A second edition, similarly divided into three formats, was published posthumously in 1876.

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        DIARY OF THE WAR FOR SEPARATION, A DAILY CHRONICLE OF THE PRINCIPLE EVENTS AND HISTORY OF THE PRESENT REVOLUTION, TO WHICH IS ADDED NOTES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE GREAT BATTLES INCLUDING WALKER'S NARRATIVE OF THE BATTLE OF SHILOH

      [Augusta, Ga.: Steam Press of Chronicle & Sentinel, 1862].. 191pp. Modern half morocco and cloth. Old ex-lib. ink stamp on titlepage and another leaf. Somewhat dust soiled. Else very good. A revealing account of the war by the leading wartime printer of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The DIARY... covers the period through Jan. 2, 1863, thus the actual printing date for this title must have been after 1862. The copyright notice and the standard bibliographies list this book as having been printed in 1862, and Howes calls it "another issue," after an 1862 edition of fifty-six pages. The book includes accounts of the battles of Shiloh, Antietam, Sharpsburg, Corinth, Cedar Run, and the first battle on Manassas Plains. In addition to his journal of the war and the battle accounts, Clarke includes a general history of the "old" Union before the war, with an interesting discussion of abolitionism in the North. HOWES C454. CONFEDERATE HUNDRED 11. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4768. NEVINS II, p.215.

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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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        GENERAL MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE BRITISH PROVINCES, MEXICO, THE WEST INDIES AND CENTRAL AMERICA WITH PART OF NEW GRANADA AND VENEZUELA. [with:] G. WOOLWORTH COLTON'S NEW COUNTY MAP OF THE NORTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE UNITED STATES WITH

      New York: Phelps & Watson, 1862.. Wall map, 47 x 43 inches, full period color. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in burgundy cloth, on contemporary rollers. A few creases and a bit of expected tanning. Very good. A curious wall map, being a combination of two maps drawn by G.W. Colton and published by Phelps & Watson. The depiction of Virginia is significant on this map. Issued between the time when delegates from western Virginia declared independence from the state, but before West Virginia was admitted into the Union, it shows Virginia with its full pre-Civil War boundary. It is also noteworthy that Virginia was included at all in a map of the "northeastern United States" issued during the Civil War. The upper half shows a map of the entire United States, the southern portion of Canada, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and the tip of Venezuela. All the territories and states of the United States are shown, and no distinction is made between Confederate and Union states. The lower half contains Colton's more detailed county map of the American northeast, with Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri in the south, and Kansas and the Nebraska and Dakota territories in the west. The entire map is bordered in a grapevine motif with engravings of the U.S. capitol, Mount Vernon, Willamette Falls, Oregon, and the Connecticut River Valley in the corners, and four obelisk-shaped monuments in the vertical borders. It also includes a table of distances within the United States and internationally, as well as tables of "Square Miles and Population of the United States" and "Population of the Slave States for 1850 and 1860." Not in Phillips' MAPS or Wheat. RUMSEY 718.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        General Map of the United States of America, the British Provinces, Mexico, the West Indies and Central America with Part of New Granada and Venezuela. [with:] G. Woolworth Colton's New County Map of the Northeastern Portion of the United States with Canada etc

      New York: Phelps & Watson, 1862. Lithographic wall map, 47 x 43 inches, full period colour. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in burgundy cloth, on contemporary rollers. A few creases and a bit of expected tanning. Very good. A handsome wall map, consisting of two separate maps, both drawn by G. W. Colton. The upper half is a general map of the entire United States from the second year of the Civil War. No acknowledgement is made of the seceded states, and there is even a table that includes the "Population of the Slave States for 1850 and 1860." The lower half of the sheet consists of Colton's very detailed county map of the Northeastern States, which extends south and west to include Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Dakota territories on a large scale. The depiction of Virginia is significant on this map. Issued between the time when delegates from western Virginia declared independence from the Mother State, but before West Virginia was admitted into the Union, it shows Virginia with its full pre-Civil War boundaries. It is also noteworthy that Virginia was included at all in a map of the "northeastern United States" issued during the Civil War. On the lower map, each existing county is separately coloured, so that the line of the western frontier at the time of publication is easily traceable. The larger general map gives an excellent portrait of the American West during the Civil War. It shows the new state of Oregon (1859) and the new territories of Colorado and Nebraska (1861). Arizona is still shown below New Mexico, and Idaho Territory (est. 1863) is still a part of Washington. The Pony Express and Overland Express Routes are laid down, as are several transcontinental railroad proposals. The entire map is bordered in a grapevine motif with engravings of the U.S. Capitol, Mount Vernon, Willammette Falls, Oregon, and the Connecticut River Valley in the corners, and four obelisk-shaped monuments in the vertical borders. It also includes a table of distances within the United States and internationally, as well as tables of "Square Miles and Population of the United States." Not in Phillips, America; Wheat, Transmississippi West. Rumsey 718.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        The Battle Hymn of the Republic" in the February 1862 Issue of THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, February 1862. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. Original beige printed wraps with an American flag centered over a sun bursting behind clouds. The true first printing of one of the most celebrated hymns of the nineteenth century, written at night near the beleaguered capital of Washington at the beginning of the Civil War. In Howe's book REMINISCENCES: 1819-1899, she describes the composition of this important piece of Americana: "I went to bed that night as usual, and slept, according to my wont, quite soundly. I awoke in the gray of the morning twilight; and as I lay waiting for the dawn, the long lines of the desired poem began to twine themselves in my mind. Having thought out all the stanzas, I said to myself, 'I must get up and write these verses down, lest I fall asleep again and forget them.' So, with a sudden effort, I sprang out of bed, and found in the dimness an old stump of a pen which I remembered to have used the day before. I scrawled the verses almost without looking at the paper" (page 275). The poem earned her the grand total of $5 upon its publication on the first page of the February 1862 issue of THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY along with the added bonus of instant and lasting fame. Later Howe became president of the New England Woman Suffrage Association as well as the Association of the Advancement of Women. Howe was honored as the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1908, two years before her death at 91. Usually found in the bound volume of six issues without covers, the individual issue is quite scarce, especially in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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