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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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        A Book of Nonsense: With many new pictures and verses

      Routledge, Warne, and Routledge. Hardcover. Hardcover; English language; 16mo - over 5.75" - 6.75" tall; Routledge, Warne, and Routledge 1862 fifth edition, landscape format 112 pages, last two pages have tears to edges, illustrated boards heavily rubbed, spine-cover and endpapers replaced, good internally with firm binding, very scarce early edition. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail. . COLLECTIBLE. 1862. 5th Edition.

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        ON THE VARIOUS CONTRIVANCES BY WHICH BRITISH AND FOREIGN ORCHIDS ARE FERTILISED BY INSECTS, AND ON THE GOOD EFFECTS OF INTERCROSSING

      London:: John Murray,, 1862. First Edition. Very Good. A Very Good hardback First Edition First Printing in original plum color cloth binding with vertical lines. Freeman variant "a". Advertisement dated December 1861. Bound by Edmonds & Remnants, London--their ticket on the rear paste down. With the publisher's blindstamp "Presented by Mr. Murray" on the title page. This often indicated a copy sent on request of Darwin to a friend or colleague. Volume rebacked with remnants of original sunned spine laid-down. Minimal cover edge wear, scuffs front paste-down, scattered foxing. 8vo. vi, 365 pp. + Ads.

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        Goblin Market and Other Poems

      Cambridge: MacMillan and Co., 1862. A lovely little First Edition of Christina Rossetti's poetry. Blue cloth with gilt titling on spine, gilt decorative border on front, blind-stamped decorative border on back, brown end papers, two black and white illustrations by D.G. Rossetti - frontispiece is captioned: "Buy from us with a golden curl" and illustrated title page is captioned: "Golden head by golden head," 192 pages. Corners are bumped and have light wear, spine ends have wear and a few spots that are rubbed through, spine slightly sunned, cover has shelf wear with a few small spots of pale discolouration, gilt is bright, text block edges darkened, brown end papers have a few splits at gutter, owner's bookplate on end paper, first end papers slightly rubbed, owner's name and book plate on end paper, ink inscription on title page some small notes in pencil and ink on end paper, foxing spots in text. Given its age, this attractive little volume is in great shape - clean and tight. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Illus. by Rossetti, D.G.. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        Madame Bovary: Moeurs de Province

      Paris: Michel Levy Freres, 1862. Nouvelle Edition. Hard Cover. A WONDERFUL ROSSETTI ASSOCIATION COPY. Originally William RossettiÕs copy, with an inscription from his brother, Dante Gabriel Rossetti: ÒW.M. Rossetti/from Gabriel/1864.Ó The book bears the bookplate of its later owner, the writer John Fowles. This copy is thus one of complex and fascinating associations. Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a great admirer of Flaubert when young, but slowly became disillusioned by FlaubertÕs life and writings, seeing them as reflections of FlaubertÕs personal decadence. In turn, John Fowles, who studied French at Oxford, was also an admirer of Flaubert, who had a strong influence on FowlesÕs own writing, most notably in The French LieutenantÕs Woman. Yet another connection among these writers is that in FowlesÕs novel the title character, the French lieutenantÕs woman, may have posed for Rossetti and a member of his household. This new edition is two volumes in one with continuous pagination. Bound in contemporary black leather, with chipping and rubbing to edges and spine. The end papers are taped at the front and back hinges, but otherwise this is a very good, tight, copy. It is covered by old brown paper, with the title in ink on spine. LIT/081808. Very Good.

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        Eventyr og Historier. Med Illustrationer efter Originaltegninger af V. Pedersen. 2 Bd. Første Bind. Med 91 Illustrationer. Andet Bind. Med 121 Illustrationer. + Nye Eventyr og Historier. Med Illustrationer efter Originaltegninger af Lorenz Frølich. 3 Bd. Første Bind. Med 113 Illustrationer. Andet Bind. Med 99 Illustrationer. Tredje Bind. Med 110 Illustrationer.

      Kjøbenhavn, 1862-63 + 1870-74. Eventyr og Historier i 2 orig. komp. blå helshirtbd. m. guldtruk på rygge og forpermer samt blindtryk på forpermer (de såkaldte "Nissebind"). Ryggen på bd. 1 professionelt og næsten umærkeligt fornyet, bevarende den orig. forgyldte ryg. Nye Eventyr og Historier indb. m. alle orig. for- og bagomsl. i 3 senere (ca. 1900) nydelige ensartede brune hldrbd. m. rig rygforgyldn. i gl. stil og forgyldte stregbordurer på permer. Nydeligt, friskt og helt komplet sæt i hhv. orig. bd. og m. orig. omsl.; m. alle titelblade, også de illustrerede (Pedersens), alle smudstitelblade og alle indholdsfortegnelser.. Originaludgaven af begge sæt "Eventyr og Historier", der tilsammen danner en fuldstændig samling af alle H.C. Andersens eventyr og Historier, som tillige var den første, H.C. Andersen selv anerkendte. De to første bind indeholder alle de eventyr og historier, som Vilhelm Pedersen har lavet illustrationer til, og eventyrene er optaget i den orden, hvori de oprindelig er skrevet og udgivet.BFN 843, 847, 1007, 1012, 1039. En excellent set of all of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and stories, the first collection that he himself acknowledged. The set is richly illustrated with the famous illustrations by Pedersen (vol. 1-2) and froelich (Vol. 3-5), and these are the first editions thus. All title-pages (including the illustrated ones by Pedersen), all half-titles and tables of contents are present, and the set is thus fully complete, which is rare

      [Bookseller: Lynge & Søn A/S]
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        "The Famous War Engine 'General' of the Western & Atlantic R. R. Now on Permanent Exhibition in Union Depot, Chattanooga, Tenn."

      n.p: Nashville Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway n.d n.p: Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, n.d. (CIVIL WAR / RAILROAD) Image 14 x 19 inches; matted to 21-1/2 x 26 inches overall. Full color chromolithograph, with printed caption. Small portion of blank lower right corner missing (well away from image and caption, and covered by mat); a few spots of almost imperceptible abrasion to surface, else fine and handsome . An absolutely brilliant chromolithograph, printed on heavy coated stock, its clarity of detail putting most examples of this medium to shame. Caption states: "The 'General' was captured at Big Shanty (now Kennesaw), Ga. April 12, 1862, by the 'Andrews' Raiders', and recaptured near Ringgold, Ga., by W.A. Fuller, Conductor, and Anthony Murphy, Shop Foreman for the Railroad Company, assisted by Confederates and others, after an exciting chase of about ninety miles." Illustrated here in repose, the elegant engine glows as a work of art

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        Dean's NEW BOOK OF DISSOLVING VIEWS.

      With 6 'dissolving' hand-coloured plates, operated by tabs. Original cloth-backed boards with mounted circular image on upper cover. Some tabs rather worn; some spotting; some short tears; else a very good copy.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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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

      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. Original green cloth, paper label (partly defective), a bit rubbed and definite pencilling, light browning, else a good copy; uncommon, 3 copies in OCLC. Shaw and Sons, Fetter Lane, Law Printers and Publishers, London, 1862.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        [Collection of 44 offprints and pamphlets.]

      v.d. v.p.: v.d.. as below. Sur les proportions relatives du bras, de l'avant-bras, et de la clavicule chez les nègres et les européens, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1862, pp. 13, [2]; not in OCLC; Sur les caractères physiques des mincopies ou habitants des isles Andaman [drop-title], Paris, 1863, pp. 12; not in OCLC; Échelle chromatique des yeux suivie d'une note sur un oeil d'albinos, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1864, pp. 20; not in OCLC; Celse, Paris, 1865, pp. 55; at the head of the title: Conférences historiques de médecine et de chirurgie; 3 in OCLC (none in the U.S.); Sur les proportions relatives des membres supérieurs et des membres inférieurs chez les nègres et les européens, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1867, pp.15; not in OCLC; Discours prononcé sur la tombe de M. L. V. Lagneau [drop-title], [Paris, c. 1867], pp. 3; not in OCLC; Mémoire sur les cranes de Basques de Saint-Jean-de-Luz suive de recherches sur la comparison des indices céphaliques sur le vivant et sur le squelette, Paris, 1868, pp. [4], 79; 3 in OCLC; Sur le transformisme, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1871, pp. [4], 72; not in OCLC; De l'influence de l'éducation sur le volume et la forme de la tÍte, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1873, pp. 19, not in OCLC; Sur l'endocrane. Nouveau instruments destinés a étudier la cavité cranienne sans ouvrir le crane, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1873, pp. 36; 10 illus. in text, not in OCLC; Sur le plan horizontal de la tÍte et sur la méthode trigonométrique, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1873, pp. [4], 72, [3]; 6 figures in the text, 2 in OCLC (both at Yale); Rapport sur la réorganization du service de santé militaire, Paris, 1873, pp. 23, not in OCLC; Sur les doctrines de la diplogénèse, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1874, pp. 27, not in OCLC; Sur les cranes de solutré, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1874, pp. 20, not in OCLC; Sur la valeur des divers angles faciaux, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1875, pp. 31, 6 figures in the text, not in OCLC; Notions complémentaries sur l'ostéologie du crane, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1875, pp. 32, not in OCLC; Sur les indicies de l'omoplate chez l' homme. Les singes et dans la serie des mammifères, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1878, pp. 31, 5 figures in the text, not in OCLC; Sur le plan horizontal du crane, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1879, pp. 24, not in OCLC; Sur la déterminationde l'age moyen, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1879, pp. 24, not in OCLC; Étude des variations craniométriques et de leur influence sur les moyennes détermination de la série suffisante, extract from the Bulletin de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, 1880, pp. 67, not in OCLC; Experiences sur les oeufs a deux jaunes, being an extract from the Annales des Sciences, Paris, n.d. [ca. 1851], pp. 10, not in OCLC; Histoire des Travaux de la Société d' Anthropologie de Paris, Paris, 1863, pp. 60, not in OCLC; Eloge funebre de Pierre Gratiolet, being an extract from vol. 2 of the Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie, Paris, n.d. [ca. 1865], engraved frontis portrait, pp. 7, not in OCLC; [entry for:] Anthropologie, offprint from Anthropologie, Paris, n.d. [ca. 1866- 7], pp. 275-300, not in OCLC; Sur la classification et la nomenclature craniologiques d'apres les indices céphaliques, offprint of an unidentified periodical, pp. [385]-422, [1], not in OCLC; Sur le stéréographe, nouvel instrument craniolographique, Paris, 1868, offprint from Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie, pp. [4], [99]-126, engraved plate, not in OCLC; offprint from Mémoires de la Société d'Anthropologie in the form of a letter, Paris, 1867, pp. xxviii, not in OCLC; Nouvelles réchérches sur l'anthropologie de la France en général, et de la basse Bretagne en particulier, Paris, 1869, pp. [4], [147]--209, 2 engraved folding maps, not in OCLC; Histoire de progres des études anthropologiques depuis la fondation de la société, Paris, 1870, pp. [2], [cv]-cxxv, not in OCLC; Sur la mensuration de la capacité du crane, Paris, 1873, pp. 92, [1], Temple and Brown only in OCLC; Sur les cranes de la caverne de l'homme-mort, [Paris, n.d., ca. 1873], offprint from Révue d'Anthropologie, pp. 55, [1], engraved plate, not in OCLC; Nouveaux rénseignements sur les Akka, [Paris, n.d., ca. 1874], pp. 9, [1], 2 engraved plates, not in OCLC; De l'influence de l'humidité sur la capacite du crane, [Paris], 1874, offprint from Bulletins de la Société d'Anthropologie, pp. 38, not in OCLC; Etudes sur les proprietés hygrometriques des cranes, [Paris], 1874, offprint from La Révue d'Anthropologie, pp. [2], 62, not in OCLC; Réchérches sur l'indice orbitaire, Paris, 1876, offprint from La Révue d'Anthropologie, pp. [4], [577]-619, [1], not in OCLC; Sur les monuments megalithiques et les populations blondes de Maroc, par MM. Tissot et Broca, Paris, 1876, pp. 24, engraved map, illus. in text, not in OCLC; Sur la topographie cranio- cérébrale ou sur les rapports anatomique du crane et du cerveau, Paris, 1876, offprint from La Révue d'Anthropologie, pp.79, illus. in text, N.Y. Acad. of Medicine only in OCLC; Séances générales, [Paris], 1877, pp. [9]- 26, not in OCLC; Sur l'angle orbito-occipital, Paris, 1877, pp. [4], 48, engraved plate, illus. in text, not in OCLC; Anatomie comparée des circonvolutions cérébrales, [Paris, n.d., ca. 1878], offprint from Révue d'Anthropologie, pp. [385]-498, not in OCLC; Nomenclature cérébrale, [Paris], 1878, offprint from Révue d'Anthropologie, pp. [193]-236, Minnesota only in OCLC; Etude sur le cerveau du gorille, [Paris, n.d., ca. 1878], offprint from Révue d'Anthropologie, pp. 46, mounted albumen photograph of a gorilla's brain, 2 plates, illus. in text, not in OCLC; Localisations cérébrales. Réchérches sur les centres olfactifs, [Paris, n.d., ca. 1879], offprint from Révue d'Anthropologie, pp. [385]-455, [1], engraved plate, illus. in text, not in OCLC; Discourse d'ouverture, [Paris, n.d., ca. 1880], offprint from Compte Rendu, pp. 7, not in OCLC. Bound in 2 octavo volumes, totaling 1792 pages plus 2 pages of manuscript index at the back of each volume; bound in contemporary maroon roan over marbled boards, gilt-lettered direct on spine; spine faded to tan, else very good and sound.

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        Zur Galvanometrie.

      Göttingen 1862. 96pp. + 1 plate. Quarto. As issued. Backstrip and edges slightly frayed. Aus dem zehnten Bande der Abhandlungen der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen

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        Kjærlighedens Komedie. Komedie i tre Akter.

      Orig. udg. Chria. 1862. 140 s. Nyere priv. hlvldr. Bindet sign. Harry Larsen. Som oftest lidt gulplettet. Gl. navn på titelbl. First edit. Later half calf. Slightly foxed. Old name on title.. Ekspl. med bred margin

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        Landscape Scenery, Illustrating Sydney, Paramatta, Richmond, Newcastle, Windsor and Port Jackson, New South Wales.

      John Sands, Sydney, and Sands & Mc Dougall, Melbourne, 1862 (circa). 19 engraved plates + title page with tissue interleaves. Second issues of Terry's series. Minor tone spotting throughout otherwise clean in original decorated blue cloth, corners slightly bumped not affecting contents. 10.25 x 7" Very scarce.

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        Etude sur les hopitaux consideres sous le rapport de leur construction de la distribution de leurs batiments de l'ameublement, de l'hygiene and du service des salles de malades... paris, paul dupont, 1862.

      Cm. 32, pp. 606 (3). Con complessive 21 tavole incise fuori testo (molte delle quali ripiegate) e 2 tabelle statistiche ripiegate. Solida legatura recente in piena tela con titoli in oro su tassello al dorso. Brossura orig. conservata. Ottima conservazione, a fogli chiusi. Edizione originale ed unica di quest'ampio saggio che prende in esame le strutture ospedaliere dal punto di vista dell'architettura e dei rapporti di funzionalità. Non comune. Con un'ampia sezione di appendici: 1. Hospices et Maison de retraite. 2. Maison municipale de sante. 3. Notice sur l'hopital Lariboisière. 4. Hopitaux dépendant des Administrations de la Guerre et de la Marine. 5. Organisation et installation divers hopitaux étrangers. 6. L'Hotel-Dieu de Paris et les constructions hospitalières au Moyen-àge. 7. Origines de la fortune hospitaliére. Droits, priviléges et libéraltiés diverses acrodés aux Administrations de l'Hotel-Dieu, du Grand-Bureau des pauvres, de l'Hopital-général et des anciennes maison supprimées. 8. Dépenses des hopitaux et hospices de Paris, de 1804 à 1861. 9. Nomenclature des établissements hospitaliers et charaitables placés par la loi du 10 janvier 1849 sous la direction de l'Administration générale de L'Assistance publique.

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        Agnes of Sorrento

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1862. First. First edition. Publisher's brown cloth stamped in gilt and blind. 412, 16(ads)pp. Attractive engraved bookplate on the front pastedown, spine insignificantly lightened and a very tiny, faint stain on the front board, still a lovely and easily fine copy. A relatively uncommon book, Stowe's idealized "Italian" novel, that exhibited her new found tolerance for Catholicism. Fine copies are exceptionally scarce. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Calamoherpe Palustris. Marsh Warbler.

      London, Printed by Taylor and Francis - Published by the Author, (1862-) 73. Folio. Papersize 54,5x37 cm. Lithographed and fully handcoloured. 2 birds seen, female and male in natural habitat with flowering waterplants, foliage.. J. Gould & H.C. Richter, del. et lith. - Walter, Imp. Fine and clean. The plate is accompanied with the original textleaf. (2) pp.. This is an original plate from Goulds great work "The Birds of Great Britain", issued between 1862 and 1873. The plates in this work were executed by Gould himself, and a few by J. Wolf, H.C. Richer and Hart. Together with Audubon's plates, the Gould-plates are considered the best bird-art ever produced, AND THE PLATES IN HIS "BIRDS OF GREAT BRITAIN" ARE THE PEAK OF GOULD'S ARTISTIC LIFE. In the foreword Gould stresses the difference from his "Birds of Europe" in the treatment of the illustrations, the inclusion here of the figures of the baby birds and nests, and he comments "Many of the public are quite unaware how the colouring of these large plates is accomplished; and not a few believe that they are produced by some mechanical process or by chromo-lithography. This, however is not the case; every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought.". Elsewhere he remarked upon employing "almost all colourists in London." - Wood p. 364. - Nissen No. 372. - Sitwell 102. - Zimmer pp. 261-62. - Not in Jean Anker

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        Herodias Garzetta [Little Egret]

      [London: by the Author, 1862 - 1873]. Hand-coloured lithograph by J.Wolf and H.C.Richter, printed by Walter. 22 x 15 1/8 inches. A beautiful image from John Gould's The Birds of Great Britain: "A magnificent work with life-like portraits of birds of the British Isles" (Wood) Gould's illustrations were all painstakingly coloured by hand, as he states in his Preface: "Many of the public are quite unaware how the colouring of these large plates is accomplished; and not a few believe that they are produced by some mechanical process or by chromo-lithography. This, however, is not the case; every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand." Cf.Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 102; cf. Nissen IVB 372; cf. Sauer 23; cf. Wood p. 365; cf. Zimmer p. 261.

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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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        Parus Ater. Coal Tit.

      London, Printed by Taylor and Francis - Published by the Author, (1862-) 73. Folio. Papersize 52,5x36,5 cm. Lithographed and fully handcoloured. 2 adults in a in a flowering tree. J. Gould & H.C. Richter, del. et lith. - Walter & Cohn, Imp. Fine and clean. A repai to right margin, not affecting image.The plate is accompanied with the original textleaf. (2) pp.. This is an original plate from Goulds great work "The Birds of Great Britain", issued between 1862 and 1873. The plates in this work were executed by Gould himself, and a few by J. Wolf, H.C. Richer and Hart. Together with Audubon's plates, the Gould-plates are considered the best bird-art ever produced, AND THE PLATES IN HIS "BIRDS OF GREAT BRITAIN" ARE THE PEAK OF GOULD'S ARTISTIC LIFE. In the foreword Gould stresses the difference from his "Birds of Europe" in the treatment of the illustrations, the inclusion here of the figures of the baby birds and nests, and he comments "Many of the public are quite unaware how the colouring of these large plates is accomplished; and not a few believe that they are produced by some mechanical process or by chromo-lithography. This, however is not the case; every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought.". Elsewhere he remarked upon employing "almost all colourists in London." - Wood p. 364. - Nissen No. 372. - Sitwell 102. - Zimmer pp. 261-62. - Not in Jean Anker

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