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        Diktatbrief mit eigh. Unterschrift.

      Venedig 22 3 1862 - 1/2 Seite, kl-4 (Doppelblatt). - An Generalmajor (Alfred II.) Fürst Windisch-Graetz. Kondolenzschreiben zum Tod von dessen Vater Fürst Alfred Windisch-Graetz. ". Der überaus schmerzliche Verlust, den durch den Tod Ihres Vaters Ich und Ihre Familie erleiden, hat Mich tief ergriffen. An ihm verliert Meine Armee das glänzendste Vorbild ächter Ritterlichkeit. Diesem Ausdrucke Meiner wärmsten Theilnahme, füge Ich die Versicherung bei, daß Ich für die vielen und großen Verdienste Ihres, nunmehr in Gott ruhenden Vaters um Mich und Mein Reich stets ein dankbares Andenken bewahren werde . ". - Mit Blindprägesiegel. Von fremder Hand nummeriert. Vater Alfred zu Windisch-Graetz (1787-1862) war maßgeblich an der Niederschlagung der Revolution von 1848/49 in Prag, Wien und Ungarn beteiligt. Sein gleichnamiger Sohn (1819-1876) begleitete ihn als Flügeladjutant bei allen militärischen Unternehmungen; in der Schlacht von Königgrätz (1866) wurde er schwer verwundet.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Redakt[ion] des Morgenblattes"). Stuttgart, 9. VII. 1862.

      1862. ½ S. 8vo. An Pfarrer Hauff (d. i. Gustav Hauff, 1821-1890): "Ew. Wohlgeboren danken wir verbindlichst für das gütigst Mitgetheilte. Von dem Artikel über Robin Hood, haben wir bereits Gebrauch gemacht. Auch zu der Mittheilung des vorliegenden Gedichtes, dessen Grundgedanke nach unserem Urtheil ein sehr guter ist, wären wir gerne bereit, wenn uns nicht Eine Stelle störte [...]". - Der Bruder von Wilhelm Hauff hatte u. a. Alexander von Humboldts "Reise nach Südamerika" übersetzt und 1859 eine vierbändige Ausgabe davon herausgebracht. 1827 trat er in die Redaktion Johann Friedrich Cottas "Morgenblatt für gebildete Stände" ein, die er ab 1828 bis zu seinem Tod 1865 leitete. Zusammen mit seinem Vetter Christoph Friedrich Karl von Kölle gab Hauff seit 1838 die "Deutsche Viertel-Jahrs Schrift" heraus. - Die untere Blatthälfte mit einem zeitgen. Vermerk: "Der Brief ist von Hermann Hauff, Wilhelm Hauffs Bruder, Verfasser von ‚Moden und Trachten'. Die Stelle wurde geändert und das Gedicht unter dem Titel ‚Talent und Charakter' ins Morgenblatt aufgenommen [...]". - Etwas fleckig.

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        MADAME DE STAEL AND THE GRAND-DUCHESS LOUISE. A Selection from the Unpublished Correspondence of Madame de Stael and the Grand-Duchess Louise of Saxe-Weimar, from 1800 to 1817. Together with a Letter to Bonaparte, First Consul; and Another to Napoleon, Emperor.; By the Author of "Souvenirs of Madame Recamier."

      London: Saunders, Otley, and Co, 1862. 8vo; xxiii, 223 pp. Bound by Riviere & Son in green calf, with gilt-decorated spine and five raised bands, gilt borders, all edges gilt. A very good copy. With tipped-in autograph letter dated 8 August 1825 from French writer and politician Benjamin Constant to poet Maurice de Guerin. An interesting association of a literary and political salon in 19th-century France. Amelie Lenormant was the niece and adopted daughter of Juliette Recamier, the great friend of Madame de Stael. Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque (1767-1830) was a French political philosopher and intimate of Madame de Stael. Their collaboration made them a fierce intellectual pair. Constant was also the author of one novel --"Adolphe" -- a work in the sentimental tradition about a young man's disastrous love affair with an older mistress. French poet Maurice de Guerin (1810-1839) was probably more celebrated for his prose than his poetry. Its charm arises from de Guerin's absorbing passion for nature. According to Sainte-Beuve "no French poet or painter has rendered so well the feeling for nature -- the feeling not so much for details as for the ensemble and the divine universality, the feeling for the origin of things and the sovereign principle of life."

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        Revue Anecdotique des excentricités contemporaines

      Poulet-Malassis 1862 - - Poulet-Malassis, Paris Premier semestre 1862, 12x18,5cm, relié. - Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge à coins, dos à 5 nerfs orné de double caisson à froid, double filets à froid en encadrement sur les plats, tête dorée, premier plat taché, un coin supérieur très légèrement émoussé, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve avec un petit manque marginal sur un contre plat, ex libris encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure. Premier semestre de l'année 1862 regroupant en édition pré-originales plusieurs articles de Baudelaire parus anonymement, dont le célèbre "L'eau-Forte est à la mode" qui lui servira de modèle pour son article sur Manet "Peintres et aquafortistes". Rare exemplaire de cette revue du cénacle baudelairien, fondée par Lorédan Larchey. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition. Half red shagreen, spine in six compartments with double blind-ruled compartments, double blindruled fillets to covers, top edge gilt, upper cover stained, one upper corner a little bumped, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, small lack to endpaper, ex libris laid down on verso of upper cover. The first half-year of 1862, comprising several pre-first edition articles by Baudelaire which had appeared anonymously, including the famous "L'eau-Forte est à la mode" which served as the model for his article on Manet, "Peintres et aquafortistes". A rare copy of this review published by Baudelaire's circle, established by Lorédan Larchey. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Baudelaire de Profile en Chapeau

      Peint et Gravé par Manet 1862, Imp. A. Salmon. Etching, restrike, 4th state, according to the Ferdinand Roten Gallery, from which I purchased this in 1964. Image 11.5 x 10 cm.; framed. Stock#PR003.

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        Thebes, its Tombs and their Tenants Ancient and Present including a Record of Excavations in the Necropolis.

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1862 - Large octavo. Original purplish pebble-grain, title gilt to spine, panels in blind to boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. Irregularly sunned on the boards and spine, front hinge just a little cracked, light browning and some foxing front and back, but overall very good. Coloured frontispiece and 7 other tinted or coloured plates, one with gold, numerous illustrations to the text. First edition. Having begun his archaeological researches in his native Scotland, Rhind's health forced him to winter in Egypt 1855–6 and 1856–7. While there he undertook the "important investigations of the tombs at Thebes" (ODNB) which are recorded here. His methodical practice (he was the first archaeologist to record the exact locations of finds and their relationships) has led to him being hailed as the "bright shining light of archaeological method and conscience" (Wilson, Signs and Wonders upon Pharaoh). On his death at only 30 years old, he left funds for two scholarships at Edinburgh University; endowed an industrial institution for orphan girls in his home town; bequeathed his library and £400 for excavations to the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland; and the copyright of this book and some moneys from his estate towards the establishment of a series of lectures, the prestigious Rhind Lectures which continue to this day. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        GREAT NEAPOLITAN EARTHQUAKE OF 1857. THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF OBSERVATIONAL SEISMOLOGY.

      London, Chapman and Hall, 1862.. FIRST EDITION 1862, 2 volumes, complete set, 8vo, approximately 240 x 140 mm, 9½ x 5¾ inches, Vol. I: tinted folding lithograph frontspiece, 33 tinted lithographs by Vincent Brooks, some with 2 images, some in colour, 2 folding, 4 full page line diagrams and many small text illustrations, Vol. II: tinted litho frontispiece, 15 tinted lithographs including some with 2 subjects and some colour tinted, 3 folding sheets of diagrams, a large folding plan of the Cathedral of Potenza, many diagrams and woodcuts in the text, some full page, 4 folding coloured maps, 2 maps in pocket, 1 map in each volme in pocket at rear, pages: xxiv, 1-431; viii, 399, + 8 page publisher's catalogue dated September 1862, handsomely bound in modern half burgundy morocco over red cloth sides, gilt patterned dividing lines, gilt raised bands and gilt decoration in compartments, gilt title and volume numbers, red top edges, new endpapers. Housed in a custom made sturdy cloth bound slipcase. Bookplate of Joseph M. Gleason on front pastedown of Volume I, slight damage to lower inner margin corner of frontispiece in Volume 1, neatly repaired, margins of same slightly dusty, blank side of folding frontispiece dusty and dull with some pale marks, pale offset from folding frontispiece onto title page, old library number on blank reverse of title page, some damp staining to Map A in the lower margin with 2 small holes repaired on reverse just affecting edge of map desciption and lower edge of image no loss of image, plus other paper repairs to closed tears to blank side, no loss of image, the folding map in pocket of volume one is a tight fit due to the paper repairs preventing it folding flat, otherwise a very good attractive set. Scarce in the original edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Researches on the nature and treatment of diabetes

      London: John Churchill, 1862. Pavy, Frederick William (1829-1911). Research on the nature and treatment of diabetes. ix, 210pp., plus 32-page publisher's catalogue. Plate, folding table. London: John Churchill, 1862. 222 x 140 mm. Original blind-stamped cloth, rebacked, new spine label. Light toning but very good. First Edition. Pavy, the last of the English physician-chemists, decided to make diabetes research and treatment his life's work after studying with Claude Bernard in Paris. In the first part of the present work, Pavy described his modification of Fehling's solution (copper sulfate, potassium bitartrate, sodium hydroxide, water) by adding an ammoniacal salt, so that it could be used to analyze the amount of glucose in the blood and urine. He later gave a classic description of diabetic neuropathy, and was among the first to recognize the significance of acetone and other ketones discharged in the acute stages of diabetes. Garrison-Morton.com 3936.

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        De Opkomst van het Nederlandsch Gezag in Oost-Indie,: (1595-1610). Verzameling van onuitgegeven stukken uit het oud-koloniaal archief.

      1862-1909, 's Gravenhage & Amsterdam Martinus Nijhoff; Frederik Muller 1862 - A collection of the most important parts of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) archives at the Hague, compiled and provided with lucid introductions. The first three volumes cover the whole of the Company's area for the years 1595 to 1610. The next seven volumes cover only Java, up to 1764. After de Jonge's death, three volumes (11-13) edited by Deventer continue the work until 1810, and two supplementary volumes (numbered 17-18 in this set) by L.W.G. de Roo cover Daendel's Governor-Generalship, 1808-11. An index (alphabetisch register, here numbered 19) was published in 1888. P.A. Tiele and J.E. Heeres' additional three volumes entitled Bouwstoffen voor de Geschiedenis der Nederlanders in den Maleischen Archipel (1886-95, Materials for the History of the Dutch in the Malayan archipelago) covers the area beyond Java, and is bound uniformly (volumes 14-16). See Coolhaas, A critical Survey of Studies on Dutch Colonial History, pp.27-28 A very good set bound in modern boards. First edition Nineteen volumes, pp.ix, 294; x, 537, folding map; xiv, 400; xv, 321; xii, cxxxiii, 293; xi, cix, 221; ix, clxxi, 403, folding map; x, cxli, 365; x, ci, 447; viii, lxxxv, 439; [Vol.11] x, lxxxvi, 503; ix, lxxx, 563; vii, cxliii, 551; [Vol.14] xi, lxiv, 370; xi, lxxxii, 396, xviii; x, lxxxvi, 503, xxiii; x, viii, 432; viii, 71*-150*, (433)-736; 130 (Index).

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        Die Völker des Erdballs nach ihrerer Abstammung und Verwandtschaft, und ihren Eigenthümlichkeiten in Regierungsform, Religion, Sitte und Tracht

      Bruxelles, Gent et Leipzig, Carl Muquardt, 1862. 1862, 1862, , 2 volumes in-8 de I. 462 pages et 64 planches rehaussées ; et de II. VIII, 336 pages et 84 planches rehaussées, pleine percaline brune de l'éditeur, riche décor doré sur les premiers plats d'après Peeters et dos portant un décor polychrome, Nouvelle édition de ce dictionnaire des costumes du monde entier illustré de 150 planches rehaussées à la main et retravaillé à la gomme arabique. Nombreuses rousseurs dues à l'acidité du papier, exemplaire conservé en cartonnage de l'éditeur, peu courant

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        Richesses ornithologiques du Midi de la France, ou Description méthodique de tous les oiseaux observés en Provence et dans les départements circonvoisins, par MM. J.-B. Jaubert et Barthélemy-Lapommeraye.

      Marseille, Barlatier-Feissat et Demonchy, 1859-1862. - Quarto. 547 pages with 20 coloured plates. Beautiful, original halfleather binding by J. Quinton in Norwich - with gilt lettering on spine. [Reliure de l'epoque]. Excellent, firm condition with only minor signs of external wear. / Tres bon etat. Some mild signs of foxing. Wonderful provenance From the library of eminent british ornthologist John Henry Guerney with his small library supralibro on front and rear cover "John Henry Guerney" and a subsequent Exlibris of Henry Richard Gurney of Heggatt Hall to front pastedown. / Avec 21 planches lithographiées et coloriées à la main à l'aquarelle, représentent : Vautour, Aigle Ste Victoire, Aigle Botta, Aigle Bonneli, Faucon Lanier, Faucon Eléonore, Bouvreuil Cramoisi, Bruant Auréole, Bruant Mitilène, Bruant Rustique, Bruant Couronné, Gobe-Mouche, Merle blafard, Turdus, Areocinecla, Becfin, Bergeronnette, Pipit, Hirundo, Hirondelle de mer, Cygne de Bewick / [Anker 230; Nissen, IVB 475; Wood 406] John Henry Gurney (4 July 1819 – 20 April 1890) was an English banker, amateur ornithologist, and Liberal Party politician of the Gurney family. Gurney was the only son of Joseph John Gurney of Earlham Hall, Norwich, Norfolk. At the age of ten he was sent to a private tutor at Leytonstone near the Epping Forest, where he met Henry Doubleday, and commenced his first natural history collection. From there he moved to the Friends' School at Tottenham, and whilst there met William Yarrell. At the age of seventeen he joined the family's banking business in Norwich. Gurney published a number of articles in The Zoologist on the birds of Norfolk. He also commenced a collection of birds of prey. In 1864 he published Part I. of his Descriptive Catalogue of this collection, and in 1872 he edited The Birds of Damara Land from the notes of his friend Charles John Andersson. Between 1875 and 1882 he produced a series of notes in The Ibis on the first volume of the Catalogue of Birds in the British Museum, and in 1884 brought out a List of Diurnal Birds of Prey, with References and Annotations. The archives of Cambridge University Museum of Zoology contains five volumes of correspondence between Alfred Newton and Gurney, who was a founding member of the Norfolk Naturalists Trust. For the last twenty years of his life he resided at the family's home at Northrepps, near Cromer. His son, John Henry Gurney Jr., was also an ornithologist, and his great great grandson, Henry Richard Gurney of Heggatt Hall has continued the family tradition. The southern African race of the black-necked grebe, Podiceps nigricollis gurneyi, was named by South African zoologist and author Austin Roberts in 1919 in honour of the father and son. John Henry Gurney Jr.'s daughter Agatha Gurney (1881–1937) married Sir Edward Ruggles-Brise, 1st Baronet. (Wikipedia) ________________ John Henry Gurney Jr. (1848-1922), was British ornithologist, son of John Henry Gurney Sr. and member of the Gurney family. Works: Rambles of a naturalist in Egypt & other countries (1876) / The House Sparrow (1885) / The Gannet: a Bird with a History (1913) / Early annals of ornithology (1921) / (Wikipedia)

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        Curiosities of Occult Literature. [Author's annotated copy].

      8. XI, 275 pages plus 11 pages of a travel manuscript to Palestine in the rear of the volume (dates from 1862-1863). Original Hardcover (blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on spine: "Occult Literature 1878 M.S.S.". Very good condition with only minor signs of wear. Exlibris of Marci H. Huthwaite to front pastedown. Interleaved volume with multiple annotations by the author. Cooke's Curiosities of Occult Literature, interleaved, and extensively annotated by the author. The binding is in worn contemporary brown cloth with blind decorations and brown coated endpapers. Both printed text and interleaved pages show marginal browning. Bibliographically the book is not simple: the title page dates from 1863, but the binding is dated to 1878. In the years in between, and afterwards, the author has filled the interleaved pages with his jottings and annotations, meriting the description 'M.S.S.' - manuscript - on the spine. The book itself purports to be 'a plain, unvarnished tale' written in defence of his legal work and pamphleteering on behalf of astrology. In effect the 58 interleaved pages and marginal annotations unpack and amplify the author's opinions as expressed in the printed text. Thus the author appends a two page long explanation of the court case that set in train the book's narrative opposite the title page. It's not possible to do justice to the range and eccentricity of the manuscript interventions but instead to point to some highlights. At one extreme the author expands on the printed text with additional factual information, for example giving the address of a London phrenologist, additionally noting that it was 'in Piccadilly opposite St James's Church where the author's mother was baptised.' At the opposite extreme there are lengthy narrative interventions such as an account of the death of Mr White, a 'martyr' to astrology in the Isle of Wight and a lengthy excursus against Britain's 'secret police'. The author debates Robert Owen's complicated relationship with the establishment particularly the alarm this 'socialist' caused with his 'appearance at the Levee of Queen V[ictoria]' The astrological theme runs consistently through the annotations with exercises in astrological physiognomy as well as astrological tables and analyses of many of the people referred to in the text. To the rear of the book is an eight page diary of a trip to Palestine, undertaken by the author in 1862-3.

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        GALERIE DES CONTEMPORAINS.; Text by Dollingen. Portraits by Disdéri

      Paris: Chez les Auteurs, 1862. First edition. Disdéri, André-Adolphe-Eugène. 16mos. 15 original albumen photographic portraits (ca. 3 1/4 x 2 inches) mounted on printed stiff paper mounts (ca. 5 3/4 x 4 1/5 inches). 14 of the portraits are each housed in their original printed paper folder, which includes a printed biographical text (4 pp.). A few issues show mild dampstaining; on one issue, the wrapper cover has transferred small pieces which have adhered to the photo edges. Most are in very good or better condition. Housed in a calf and marbled paper clamshell box with label on spine. André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri, a Parisian, was the official photographer to the court of Napoleon III; he is credited with the popularization of the cartes-de-visite in the 1850s; in 1854, he obtained a patent for a standard format of 4 x 2 1/2 inches. Among the portraits offered here are: Comte de Cavour, Suzanne Lagier,Sir Robert Peel, Emanuel Gonzalès, Parade, Mlle. Figeac, Les Frères Lionnet, P.- C. Hugier, and S.M. Napoléon III.The complete GALERIE DES CONTEMPORAINS was published fortnightly as individual fasicules with a carte-de-visite portrait accompanied by a biography of the sitter, and could be purchased according to taste, or in bound volumes of twenty-five. Complete sets are rare, with WorldCat locating only the Bibliotheque Nationale de France; the sets at George Eastman House, Getty Research Institure, Cornell, the British Library, the Rijksmuseum, and the Biblioteca Nacional de Espana all have partial sets. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, fails to list this title.

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        ORIENTAL ALBUM: TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS, IN OIL AND COLORS OF THE PEOPLE

      1862. Very Good. VAN LENNEP, Henry J. THE ORIENTAL ALBUM: TWENTY ILLUSTRATIONS, IN OIL AND COLORS OF THE PEOPLE AND SCENERY OF TURKEY, with an explanatory and descriptive text. New York: Anson D.F. Randolph, 1862. A tinted lithographic title-page by Charles Parsons, printed by Endicott & Co, and 20 chromolithograph plates by Parsons after Van Lennep, also printed by Endicott. 48 pp. text, including a letterpress title-page. Folio. 17 7/8 x 13 1/2 in. Original pebbled cloth boards, with title and a pictorial vignette gilt-stamped to upper board, handsomely rebacked in brown morocco with gilt lettering on spine, and with marbled endpapers renewed. The boards show light soiling and wear at fore corners, and the lower board is damp spotted. Text leaves are uniformly toned. There is a faint tide- line that begins just at the top edge of the bookblock that incrementally increases throughout the volume. It isn't really noticeable on the text leaves and only just enters the very top of edge of the last two plates. Some minor marginal foxing to some pates, otherwise they are bright and clean. It is a very good copy overall. THE ORIENTAL ALBUM is a collection of near eastern types and costumes found in mid-nineteenth century Ottoman Turkey that were "drawn directly from nature." The twenty plates that comprise the album give examples of "the various and distinct nations which compose the population living side by side, and yet unmixed." There are Turkish ladies at home and abroad, both veiled and unveiled, and their Armenian counterparts, a Turkish effendi, an Armenian peasant woman, and a Druse girl, along with a Turkish scribe, a Jewish merchant, a travelling merchant from Baghdad, a Circassian warrior, an Albanian guard, a Turkish policeman, an Armenian piper, a gypsy fortune-teller, and a bandit chief, as well as scenes showing a Jewish marriage, an Armenian wedding procession, and an Armenian bride. The figures have a monumental quality while the plates, which are printed in luminous warm tones, project a limpid serenity. The book is a landmark in American chromolithographic printing; McGrath identifies it as "the one really big chromolithographic book" of the 1860s. Henry Van Lennep (1815-1889) was born in Smyrna, the son of European parents whose families had been longtime residents of the Levant. He was educated in the United States, on the advice of American missionaries

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        Memoires d'un Mormon

      1862 - (MORMONS). Bertrand, Louis A. Memoires d'un Mormon. Paris: Collection Hetzel, E. Dentu, [1862]. [4], 323 p. Later half blue morocco, original pale green wrappers bound in. A fine, bright copy. First edition. Bertrand was the first native French Mormon to publish an account of his conversion and experience. His work combines the history of Joseph Smith with his own experiences in Utah. From 1859 to 1864 Bertrand was president of the French mission of the Mormon Church. See Mormon Historical Studies 1 (2000), pp. 3-24, for an account of Bertrand. The "Collection Hetzel" appears to have been co-published by E. Dentu and by E. Jung-Treuttel, as the same sheets exist with differing imprints. Flake 448; Streeter Sale 2307; Graff 281; Monaghan 212. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        English Sacred Poetry, of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.

      London: Routledge, Warne and Routledge. 1862 - Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A splendid Victorian binding by Hayday with raised bands and dense and elaborate gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Wide gilt rolls frame the boards. Engraved throughout. A degree of foxing. An interesting anthology in a fine example of this type of binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Memoir of Duncan Wallace, Being A Narrative of his Voyages, Shipwrecks, Travels and Battles by Sea and by Land, During a period of eighty-three years, dictated by himself. Written and Collated by Thomas Kirkup

      Newcastle-On-Tyne: John Bell. Very Good. 1862. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor foxing. Half calf with ruled Morocco label. Raised bands. Marbled boards. A nice copy.; 10mo; v, 210, x pages .

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        Went to Kansas; Being a Thrilling Account of an ill-Fated Expedition to that Fairy Land and is Sad Results Together with a Sketch of the Life of the Author, and How the World Goes with Her

      L. Ingalls & Co., Watertown 1862 - 8vo., Orig. brown cloth blind-embossed bds. Legible gilt title on spine. Mild rubbing to extrems. and bd surfaces. Slight rubbing to bottom of spine with no loss. 1/2 in. split to bottom of ft. outer hinge. Hinges tight. Sl. smudging to eps. and minimal spotty foxing to eps and text pages, not affecting print. Pale tide mark affecting top outer corner of pages 195-294, not affecting text. pp.xi, 13-294. Mylar cover. In 1856 the author traveled from New York to Kansas to join a communal vegetarian colony. She tells about the hardships of the trail, the characters she met and her ultimate abandonment of the project. Howes C-616, Rader 875, Wagner-Camp 380a, Graff 827. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Open Air Grape Culture

      O.M. SAXTON AGRICULTURAL, NEW YORK 1862 - Open Air Grape Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Garden and Vinegard Culture of the Vine and the Manufacture of Domestic Wine. Bookplate in the book. Previous owners name is written in the book. General wear and rubbed cover.Dirty cover. DATE PUBLISHED: 1862 EDITION: 375 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Große Zauber-Vorstellung des Professor Kratky-Baschik. - Frankfurt a. M. im grossen Saale des Hotel de l`Union (Weidenbusch).

      Frankfurt, Reinhold Baist, (1862). - Typographischer Text, mit 1 Holzschnittdarstellung (ca. 10 x 16 cm) und einer weiteren, verschiedene englische Orden zeigend. Blattgr.: 70 x 23 cm. Anton Kratky-Baschik (geb. ca. 1810-1821, gest. 1889) arbeitete als Zauberkünstler und Schausteller sowie als Erfinder von Musikinstrumenten. Seit 1850 trat er als Zauberer auf, 1854-1855 bereiste er mit dem amerikanischen Zirkuspionier Phineas Taylor Barnum auch England und Amerika. Später ließ er sich in Wien nieder, eröffnete 1864 im Wiener Wurstelprater sein erstes festes Zaubertheater und erbaute zur Wiener Weltausstellung 1873 im Wiener Prater sein zweites Zaubertheater ("Theater für Zauberei"), wobei er als einer der ersten Geißler`sche Röhren benutzte. Es hatte nahezu 1000 Sitzplätze und galt damals als eines der größten Zaubertheater der Welt. - Die Illustration zeigt eine phantastische Manegenattraktion. - An der Faltung links mit kurzem Einriss.

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        Manuscript account book of the restoration of Strawberry Hill (with) Manuscript listing material for new edition of Walpole's letters

      London, 1862. Original green cloth. Original account book of 150 pages, 22 lines each, on blue lined paper. Original green cloth, somewhat soiled; the interior in excellent condition. Walpole lived at Strawberry Hill for about fifty years until his death in March, 1797. When he died, the house was entrusted to his cousin, Mrs. Anne Seymour Damer, who, in order to cope with the high expenses of the building, had been given a subsidy of about £2000 a year. Soon she realized that the cost of maintenance was too great, so in 1810 she passed the property over to Walpole's grand-niece Laura Elizabeth Waldegrave. After Laura died, the heredity passed into the hands of her eldest son John Waldegrave and his wife Frances. In 1842 there was a great sale of some of Walpole's curious collections of antiquities that lasted 32 days. In 1855 the Countess Waldegrave decided to restore Strawberry Hill and turn it into a palace for great political receptions. She invested about £20,000 a year; during the period from 1856 to 1858, major restorations were made, including new floors, pantry, inside staircase, dining room, gardens, trees and fountains, paintings, drawing rooms, fire places, etc. These are only a few of the entries noted. The account book details the monthly expenses paid out, such as workers' wages, their names and the amounts paid for the month.(Offered with)Manuscript book apparently listing the prints, books and drawings for a massive extra-illustrated edition of H. Walpole's letters (?).4to. In double columns, approximately 7500 listings. A contemporary note states that this volume should come after Volume II, part II.WALDEGRAVE FamilyGEORGE (1751-1789). 4th Earl of Waldegrave, was a soldier and member of Parliament), descended from James II & James III. In 1782, he married his cousin, Lady Elizabeth Waldegrave.George (1784-1794), 5th Earl of Waldegrave, married Walpole's niece Laura.John James (1785-1839), 6th Earl of Waldegrave, married Frances Elizabeth Anne Braham, Countess Waldegrave (1774-1856) and they inherited Strawberry Hill. Upon John's death in 1839, Frances married George Edward (1816-1846), the 7th Earl of Waldegrave. Heavily in debt, they decided to sell Walpole's treasures at their home in 1842. Frances ultimately came into sole ownership of Strawberry Hill upon his death four years later.Frances Elizabeth Anne, Braham, Countess Waldegrave (1774-1856), daughter of John Braham, considered the greatest English tenor and composer of all times. Noted for his splendid voice and keen business sense, he made his debut at the Royalty Theatre in 1787 with the greatest success. He also produced many of his own operas. He appeared in Covent Gardens and his career was an unbroken succession of triumphs.Frances was married twice more after George Edward's death, first to Granville Harcourt (d. 1861) and then in 1863 To Chichester Fortescue, later Lord Carlingford (1823-1898).FORTESCUE, Chichester (Lord Carlingford) (1823-98)Son of Chichester Fortescue (d. 1826), he was educated at Christ Church, Oxford where he took a first in classics and won the chancellor's English essay. From 1847-1874 he was a liberal member of parliament for Louth. He was junior lord of the treasury, under-secretary of state for the colonies, and succeeded Robert Peel as chief secretary for Ireland under Lord Russell. On formation of Gladstone's first administration he became president of the Board of Trade, later lord privy seal. He shared the burden and the credit of some great reforms following the disestablishment of the Irish Church. John Stuart Mill described his measure as the most important passed by the British parliament since the Roman Catholic Emancipation act. He was raised to the peerage as Lord Carlingford, and succeeded Lord Spencer as president of the council. His wife, Frances Elizabeth Anne, Countess Waldegrave, was a great help in her counsel and encouragement through the most active part of his public career.

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        A Memoir of Duncan Wallace, Being A Narrative of his Voyages, Shipwrecks, Travels and Battles by Sea and by Land, During a period of eighty-three years, dictated by himself. Written and Collated by Thomas Kirkup

      Newcastle-On-Tyne: John Bell. Very Good. 1862. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor foxing. Half calf with ruled Morocco label. Raised bands. Marbled boards. A nice copy.; 10mo; v, 210, x pages .

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        ATTENTION, PARTIZAN RANCERS [sic]! [caption title]

      Washington, Ar, 1862. Small broadside, approximately 11 x 8 inches. Previously folded. Two very short separation along old folds at right edge. Faint dampstaining in lower left corner, light tanning. Very good. An extremely scarce Confederate broadside, calling for the mobilization of the First Texas Partisan Rangers and their assembly in East Texas near the Arkansas state line. The Partisan Rangers Act was passed in the spring of 1862 by the Confederate Congress to encourage the formation of irregular military units. Accordingly, Col. W.P. Lane raised the First Texas Partisan Rangers in June 1862. The regiment spent all of its service west of the Mississippi River, and participated in more than twenty engagements, including those at Bayou Boeuf, Kock's Plantation, Stirling's Plantation, and Bayou Bourbeau. This broadside indicates that the regiment will be bound for Ft. Gibson, in Indian Territory. The text of the broadside reads in full: "Attention, Partizan Rancers [sic]! All persons who have enlisted for, or squads or companies raised by the authority from Col. W.P. Lane, or the undersigned, will report at once to Major Burns or the Senior officer at camp, close to the Arkansas state line a short distance from Rondo. The regiment is under urgent marching orders for Ft. Gibson, en route to [...] Bring all the arms possible. We have special orders by which we are not to be dismounted! Lt. Col. A. Neill." A rare Confederate Texan survival, with only two other copies located, at Yale and Duke University. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4974.

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        An Account of the Colony of South Australia prepared for distribution at the International Exhibition of 1862. Together with a Catalogue of all the Products of South Australia exhibited in the South Australian Court of the International Exhibition

      W.C. Cox, Government Printer, Adelaide 1862 - Octavo, vi, 99 pages plus a large folding map (740 x 635 mm). Original papered boards slightly rubbed and very slightly worn at the extremities and bumped at the front bottom corner; spine slightly sunned, with minimal loss to silverfish in one spot and trifling chipping and wear to both ends; front endpaper creased where it is in contact with the folds of the frontispiece map; expert repair to a long tear to the stub panel of the map, with tiny splits to some creases also closed; an excellent copy of a book so often found lacking the map - and rarely encountered in the fragile original binding. This copy is more desirable still by virtue of its provenance - it has the armorial bookplates of the notable South Australians Sir Henry Ayers (on the pastedown) and Edward Angas Johnson (on the flyleaf) - and we purchased it from the estate of Dr Hedley Marston FRS. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lives of the Engineers, with an account of their principal Works; comprising also a History of inland communication in Britain

      1862 - 3 forts vol. , T.I: (2), 484, London, John Murray, 1862, in-8, 3 forts vol. , T.I: (2), 484, 12pp, 2 portraits; T.II: XIV, 502pp, 3 portraits; T.III: XX, (2), 512pp, 2 portraits, percaline bordeaux ornée à froid sur les plats, titres dorés sur les dos. (Rel. de l'éd.), 7 portraits de grands ingénieurs anglais : Sir Myddelton, James Bindley, John Smeaton, John Rennie, Thomas Telford, George et Robert Stepenson. Très nombreuses figures et vignettes gravées sur bois dans le texte dont de très charmantes représentent des vues de villes et de la campagne. Le premier volume est consacré à la vie et aux premiers grands travaux hydrauliques, aux canaux, aux routes, aux ponts, aux ports, etc. exécutés par Myddelton et Bindley. Le deuxième à ceux de Smeaton, Rennie et Telford (phares, ponts, canaux, ports, etc.). Le dernier volume est entièrement consacré aux locomotives de George et Robert Stephenson. On joint une lettre (3pp.) datée du 3 février 1864, de la maison d'édition Henri Plon, "imprimeur de l'Empereur", concernant la publication en français de cet ouvrage ainsi que les conditions faites à l'auteur. Il semble que cette traduction n'a jamais été faite. Bon exemplaire en dépit des dos légèrement passés [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Index to IN MEMORIAM.

      London: Edward Maxson, 1862. English poetry; 40 pages; 17.7cm; Three quarter red leather binding is lightly rubbed. Some pages uncut and unopened. The title page has a tiny tear at the top edge. This anonymous index refers to each clause of the poem under the most important noun, verb, etc. and contains about 3000 references in double columns. Lewis Carroll suggested and edited this index, compiled by one or more of his sisters, with Tennyson's permission. The poem was a tribute to Arthur Hallam.. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        First Sketch of a Geological Map of Scotland

      Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston, and W. Blackwood & Sons, E. Stanford, London, 1862. Second edition. Overall dimensions 43.5 x 37 cm. Folding map geologically coloured according to the strata, with four cross sections to the sides and a key to the colouring to the upper left corner, folds between original blindstamped red cloth boards, gilt to the upper cover, "Explanation" to the map (23, (1) pp.) bound in at the front. Darkening to the cloth boards to the lower edge adjacent to the spine, with a corresponding faint dampstain to the gutters of the text leaves, else a lovely example. One of Geikie's earliest published works, appearing three years after "The Story of a Boulder" and predating "The Scenery of Scotland..." by four years. Murchison, the elder statesmen of British geology, and Geikie found themselves on one side of what has come to be known as the Highlands Controversy. Their theories on the formation of the strata of the Highlands were strongly opposed by others such as James Nicol, whose arguments were subsequently proved to be significantly more accurate. First published the previous year, both editions are uncommon. Although the pagination of the text is slightly different it would appear that this is a straight reprint of the first edition, certainly the map appears to be identical.

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        Manuscript account book of the restoration of Strawberry Hill (with) Manuscript listing material for new edition of Walpole's letters

      London, 1862. Original green cloth. Original account book of 150 pages, 22 lines each, on blue lined paper. Original green cloth, somewhat soiled; the interior in excellent condition. Walpole lived at Strawberry Hill for about fifty years until his death in March, 1797. When he died, the house was entrusted to his cousin, Mrs. Anne Seymour Damer, who, in order to cope with the high expenses of the building, had been given a subsidy of about £2000 a year. Soon she realized that the cost of maintenance was too great, so in 1810 she passed the property over to Walpole's grand-niece Laura Elizabeth Waldegrave. After Laura died, the heredity passed into the hands of her eldest son John Waldegrave and his wife Frances. In 1842 there was a great sale of some of Walpole's curious collections of antiquities that lasted 32 days. In 1855 the Countess Waldegrave decided to restore Strawberry Hill and turn it into a palace for great political receptions. She invested about £20,000 a year; during the period from 1856 to 1858, major restorations were made, including new floors, pantry, inside staircase, dining room, gardens, trees and fountains, paintings, drawing rooms, fire places, etc. These are only a few of the entries noted. The account book details the monthly expenses paid out, such as workers' wages, their names and the amounts paid for the month. (Offered with) Manuscript book apparently listing the prints, books and drawings for a massive extra-illustrated edition of H. Walpole's letters (?). 4to. In double columns, approximately 7500 listings. A contemporary note states that this volume should come after Volume II, part II. WALDEGRAVE Family GEORGE (1751-1789). 4th Earl of Waldegrave, was a soldier and member of Parliament), descended from James II & James III. In 1782, he married his cousin, Lady Elizabeth Waldegrave. George (1784-1794), 5th Earl of Waldegrave, married Walpole's niece Laura. John James (1785-1839), 6th Earl of Waldegrave, married Frances Elizabeth Anne Braham, Countess Waldegrave (1774-1856) and they inherited Strawberry Hill. Upon John's death in 1839, Frances married George Edward (1816-1846), the 7th Earl of Waldegrave. Heavily in debt, they decided to sell Walpole's treasures at their home in 1842. Frances ultimately came into sole ownership of Strawberry Hill upon his death four years later. Frances Elizabeth Anne, Braham, Countess Waldegrave (1774-1856), daughter of John Braham, considered the greatest English tenor and composer of all times. Noted for his splendid voice and keen business sense, he made his debut at the Royalty Theatre in 1787 with the greatest success. He also produced many of his own operas. He appeared in Covent Gardens and his career was an unbroken succession of triumphs. Frances was married twice more after George Edward's death, first to Granville Harcourt (d. 1861) and then in 1863 To Chichester Fortescue, later Lord Carlingford (1823-1898). FORTESCUE, Chichester (Lord Carlingford) (1823-98) Son of Chichester Fortescue (d. 1826), he was educated at Christ Church, Oxford where he took a first in classics and won the chancellor's English essay. From 1847-1874 he was a liberal member of parliament for Louth. He was junior lord of the treasury, under-secretary of state for the colonies, and succeeded Robert Peel as chief secretary for Ireland under Lord Russell. On formation of Gladstone's first administration he became president of the Board of Trade, later lord privy seal. He shared the burden and the credit of some great reforms following the disestablishment of the Irish Church. John Stuart Mill described his measure as the most important passed by the British parliament since the Roman Catholic Emancipation act. He was raised to the peerage as Lord Carlingford, and succeeded Lord Spencer as president of the council. His wife, Frances Elizabeth Anne, Countess Waldegrave, was a great help in her counsel and encouragement through the most active part of his public career.

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        Emancipation Proclamation: New York Tribune… Tuesday, September 23, 1862. Vol. XVIII

      New York: 1862 - Newspaper, folio, unbound, 8pp. Dampstained, browned at edges with some foxing, early owner’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 didn’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. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Lovell's General Geography, for the Use of Schools; with Numerous Illustrations, and Brief Tabular Views. (Kanawha [West Virginia] American Civil War) (Pre-Treaty Map of North West Indian Territories)

      Montreal: John Lovell, 1862. Hardcover. Good. An early mention (and perhaps the first book publication) of the proposed state of Kanawha - the breakaway state which became West Virginia - is found in this early Civil War-era printing of a popular school Geography. Yellow printed paper over boards with quarter black leather spine, 4to (11 inches tall [28 cm] tall), pp. 100, illustrated with 51 colored maps, over 100 engravings and a colored "Clocks of the World" table. Volume with covers worn, cracks to gutters, binding loose, mild soil and staining throughout text, a few pencil marks to endpapers and p.o. name at top corner of upper board. Complete with all historic maps and scarce thus. The 1862 Montreal edition of Lovell's General Geography (Sitwell : {1861} (03) ; noting the {1861} (01) and 1861 (02) editions as having just pp. 72) has many differences from the 1861 Montreal edition of Lovell's General Geography, including : title page with "F.R.G.S." [Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society] added after the authors name ; "And Sold by all Booksellers" replacing "And Sold by R. & A. Miller" and "1862." replacing "1861" at foot of title page ; also added to the foot of the copyright page entry is "... ; and entered at Stationers' Hall, London." (assume for extended copyrights) - also lacks the pp. 11, (12) of "Opinions on Lovell's General Geography." found at the rear of the 1861 Montreal edition. Ads on the back cover of this 1862 edition are dated 1861, as is the copyright page, Prefatory Notice and the paste-down publisher's ads on the ffep. An unusual U.S. flag is printed on the front cover, having just the founding Thirteen Colonies represented by both stars and stripes, and with the flag printed in a reversed fashion. This 1862 edition is also seemingly a work in progress by a publisher who was likely a Southern sympathizer ("... in 1867 John Lovell gave refuge in his home to Jefferson Davis, exiled President of the Confederated Southern States" lovell dot ca & thecanadianencyclopedia dot ca) struggling to keep up with all the geopolitical changes then happening south of the border. Some American Civil War changes to the text include : updated US population stats - recording 35,243 less "free" citizens than in the 1861 figures - with the "slave" population remaining the same, Baltimore's population is shown reduced by 1,600, possibly due to war losses ; an early mention of the state "Kanawha" in that it is shown as "proposed" on p. 37 and "Richmond, Cap. of S. Confed." is also printed beside the state of Virginia's entry. The map containing Virginia had not yet been updated to reflect the changes. "Kanawha was a proposed name for the 39 counties which later became the main body of the U.S. state of West Virginia .... West Virginia was formally admitted to the Union on June 20, 1863" wiki. Also, on p. 19 is a colored pre-treaty map titled "British Columbia and the N. W. Indian Territories" (colored to show the aprox. area for Treaties 1-7) with multiple information points and questions about the Territories printed within the text. Interesting mapping in this uncommon Geography, published during a time of great upheavel and change in continental North America.

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        MADAME DE STAEL AND THE GRAND-DUCHESS LOUISE. A Selection from the Unpublished Correspondence of Madame de Stael and the Grand-Duchess Louise of Saxe-Weimar, from 1800 to 1817. Together with a Letter to Bonaparte, First Consul; and Another to Napoleon, Emperor.; By the Author of "Souvenirs of Madame Recamier."

      London: Saunders, Otley, and Co, 1862. 8vo; xxiii, 223 pp. Bound by Riviere & Son in green calf, with gilt-decorated spine and five raised bands, gilt borders, all edges gilt. A very good copy. With tipped-in autograph letter dated 8 August 1825 from French writer and politician Benjamin Constant to poet Maurice de Guerin. An interesting association of a literary and political salon in 19th-century France. Amelie Lenormant was the niece and adopted daughter of Juliette Recamier, the great friend of Madame de Stael. Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque (1767-1830) was a French political philosopher and intimate of Madame de Stael. Their collaboration made them a fierce intellectual pair. Constant was also the author of one novel --"Adolphe" -- a work in the sentimental tradition about a young man's disastrous love affair with an older mistress. French poet Maurice de Guerin (1810-1839) was probably more celebrated for his prose than his poetry. Its charm arises from de Guerin's absorbing passion for nature. According to Sainte-Beuve "no French poet or painter has rendered so well the feeling for nature -- the feeling not so much for details as for the ensemble and the divine universality, the feeling for the origin of things and the sovereign principle of life."

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        Orley farm... With illustrations by J. E. Millais. In two volumes

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1862. First edition, second issue as described by Sadleir, 8vo, 2 vols., 40 wood-engraved plates by Millais; bound without the half-titles or publisher's ads in contemporary marbled boards, neatly rebacked in brown calf, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spine. Sadleir, Trollope, 13.

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        Lincoln’s Compensated Emancipation Proposal

      Philadelphia, PA 1862 - Newspaper. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pa., March 7, 1862. 8 pp., 15 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. With "Message from the President.Resolved, That the United States ought to co-operate with any State which may adopt gradual abolition of slavery." [Printing Lincoln's March 5 message to Congress on page 1.] The United States is the only nation in history to end slavery through Civil War. Nations as diverse as Russia, the British Empire, France, Brazil, and others around the world ended their reliance on slave labor through legislative means that included some form of compensation to slave owners for their lost "assets." Here, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports on the front page that Lincoln presented a special message to Congress with a plan to end slavery through compensation. There would be no takers among the slaveholding border states. Ask us about a related Lincoln letter we have that discusses Compensated Emancipation.Historical BackgroundNearly a year into the Civil War, Lincoln had rightly concluded that the cost of continuing the war would far outreach the price tag of purchasing all the slaves in the loyal border states, terming his measure "one of the most efficient means of self-preservation" and stating "in my judgment, gradual, and not sudden emancipation, is better for all."To this end, Lincoln called for a Congressional resolution endorsing compensated emancipation and pledging federal support to states that adopted it. Paying to end slavery, he insisted, would ensure the border slave states would have nothing to gain by joining the Confederacy. Moreover, if compensated emancipation succeeded in the border states, it would serve as a model for utilizing gradual emancipation elsewhere to end the bloody conflict. Lincoln delivered his message to Congress on March 6, 1862.A week later, Lincoln wrote to California War Democratic Senator James A. McDougall, asking him to renounce his opposition to the proposal, explaining that $1,000,000 (less than one half-day's cost of the war) would buy all the slaves in Delaware at $400 per head. Lincoln further estimated that buying the freedom of the 432,622 slaves in Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri and Washington, D.C. would amount to $173,048,800 - the cost of war for 87 days. "Do you doubt," Lincoln wrote, "that taking [these] initiatory steps would shorten the war more than eighty-seven days, and thus be an actual saving of expense?" The president argued his plan's costs were minimal by comparison. "The sum thus given," he wrote to McDougall, "would not be half as onerous, as . the indefinite prosecution of the war."The idea of compensated emancipation never took root. Lincoln's plan (although not an actual law-merely a joint resolution declaring the policy) came before Congress and passed both House and Senate by large majorities on April 10, 1862. However, not one vote came from the border-state Democrats. In support of the spirit of the original resolution, Congress then passed a bill that provided for gradual, compensated emancipation in the District of Columbia. On April 16, the President signed a historic bill prohibiting slavery in the District of Columbia that entitled District slave owners to $300 per slave. Freed slaves who joined Lincoln's overseas colonization plan were allocated up to $100 each. The District of Columbia Emancipation Act remains the only example of compensated emancipation ever put into practice in the United States.The rejection of compensated emancipation demonstrates just how deeply slavery was entrenched in the Southern states-and how deeply abolitionist sentiments ran in the North. On June 19, 1862, Congress, acting on their constitutional authority to govern the territories, passed an act abolishing slavery there without compensation. Meanwhile, Lincoln continued his appeal for gradual emancipation, and to his frustration, the border states remained unmoved. Lincoln saw opportunity slipping away. . (See website for full description)

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        La Mode illustree. Journal de la famille. Contenant les dessins de modes les plus elegants et des modeles de travaux d'aiguille, etc. Beaux-arts. Musique. Nouvelles. Chroniques. Litterature, etc. Pubblicazione settimanale.

      Didot, 1862. 9 voll., in 4°, di cui 6 rilegati in m. perg. e 3 in m. pelle. La rivista è dotata di numerosissime inc., pregevoli e ricche nei particolari, di diverse grandezze , (di cui ben 32 a doppia p.) raffiguranti modelli di abiti, mantelli, cappelli, abiti per bambini, biancheria intima, dettagli di arredi, modelli per ricami, pizzi, arazzi, tappeti, svariati tipi di acconciature, pagine di musica notata, ecc. Lettere ai d. in o. Di seguito l'elenco delle annate con relative mende e/o mancanze: Anno 1862 - mancano i nn. 4 - 6 - 11 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 e poi dal 37 al 52 compresi. La p. 239/240 del n. 29 presenta la mancanza di una striscia al marg. sup. che impedisce la completa lettura delle prime 16 righe. Le pp. 277-278-279-280 del n. 34, evidenziano una mancanza dello spigolo inf. di ca. cm. 11 x 9 che lede il t. Anno 1863 - mancano i nn. da 1 a 10 compresi, poi 13 - 14 - 19 - 33 - 34 - 39 - 44. La p. 225/226 del n. 29 presenta una asportazione dello spig. inf. di ca. cm 19 x 9. Da notare che il n. 27 è stato rilegato dopo il n. 27 del 1862. Gli anni 1862 e 1863 sono rilegati insieme in m. perg. Anno 1864 - mancano i nn. 15 - 27 - 31 - 34 - 35 - 38 - 45 - 46 - 51. La p. 17/18 del n. 3 presenta l'asportazione di una parte dello spigolo inf. di ca. cm 19 x 12. La p. 125/126 del n. 16 è stata quasi totalmente asportata. Il n. 47 presenta delle pp. mal restaurate, comunque leggibili. La p. 393/394 del n. 50 evidenzia uno strappo. Anno 1865 - mancano i nn. 1 - 10 - 11 - 17 - 21 - 27 - 29 - 32 - 34 - 37 - 38 - 40. La p. 99/100 del n. 7 è mancante di una striscia al marg. inf. che lede l'ultimo rigo musicale. Gli anni 1864 e1865 sono rilegati insieme in m. perg. Anno 1866 - mancano i nn. 6 - 10 - 13 - 14 - 19 - 28 - 33 - 34 - 35- 39 - 41 - 42 - 43 - 45 - 50 - 51. Anno 1867 - mancano i nn. 9 - 10 - 11 - 13 - 16 - 27 - 39. Gli anni 1866 e 1867 sono rilegati insieme in m. perg. Anno 1868 - mancano i nn. 8 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 15 - 40. La p. 263/264 del n. 33, Evidenzia uno strappo al centro, mentre la p. 305/306 presenta un foro di ca. cm 10 di diametro che lede il t. In questo medesimo volume è rilegato anche un'altro 1868 ma di altra testata: "L'illustrateur des dames. La mode de Paris et le journal des soirées de famille". Tale rivista presenta anche ben 18 inc., a tutta p., a colori. Sono presenti i nn. dall' 1 al 13 (escluso il 6 ed il 10) e dal 40 al 52. Sono stati rilegati prima i numeri dal 40 al 52 e dopo quelli dall' 1 al 13. Entrambi questi anni 1868 sono rilegati insieme in m. perg. Anno 1869 - rilegato singolo in m. perg., manca il n. 5. Il n. 6 è stato rilegato dopo il 7 ed il 23 dopo il 24. Anno 1870 - completo. La p. di indice è stata quasi totalmente asportata. Le pp. 99/100 e 361/362 evidenziano un ampio strappo che interessa ma non lede il t. Anno 1871 - manca il n. 9. I nn. 32 ,33, 46, 47 e 48 presentano gore che interessano ma non ledono il t.La p. 328/329 del n. 41 ha uno strappo. Gli anni 1870 e 1871 sono rilegati insieme in m. perg. Anno 1873 - completo. Anno 1874 - completo. Anno 1875 - completo. Gli anni 1873, 1874 e 1875 sono rilegati singolarmente in m. pelle. Mende ai piatti. Antichi forellini.

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        British Columbia and Vancouver's Island comprising a description of these dependencies: their physical character, climate, capabilities, population, trade, natural history, geology, ethnology, gold fields, and future prospects ... also an account of the manners and customs of the native Indians

      London: Longmans, Green [et al.], 1862. First edition, 8vo, pp. xiii, [1], 524, [1] ads, [1]; large folding map with two short, insignificant tears; original blue cloth, spine soiled and a little sunned, extremities rubbed, front hinge starting; good and sound. Ex-Northern Pacific Railway Co. with 2 small rubberstamps on the flyleaf and a small accession label at the base of the spine, but no other markings. Includes a section on "Chinook jargon and English equivalent terms" on pp. 394-398. Not in Field; TPL 4161; Lowther, Bibliography of British Columbia, 177: "Written to expound the author's view that opportunities for settlers in the two colonies had been exaggerated and that it was highly unjust to promote emigration to them."

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        Collection complète des chansons de Nadaud, .

      Paris : Heugel & compagnie 1862 - Ensemble de 32 partitions, chacune illustrée d’une vignette de Gustave Doré, avec accompagnement de piano, publiées séparément dans la collection complète des chansons de Gustave Nadaud, contenues dans une chemise de papier. L’ensemble comptait 13 volumes in-8 et un recueil de 30 chansons légères. Les 32 partitions qui forment notre ensemble sont extraites essentiellement des volumes IX et X. Chaque fascicule est composé d’un double feuillet in-folio illustré en tête du titre (recto du premier feuillet) d’un dessin de Gustave Doré gravé sur cuivre. On y retrouve les titres suivants : - Le Prince indien. (9e volume n°161) ; Fleurs, fruits et légumes. (9e vol. n°162) ; Le Ruisseau. (9e vol. n°163) ; Une expiation. (9e vol. n°164) ; Quinze avril. (9e vol. n°165) ; Éloge de la vie. (9e vol. n°166) ; Vive Margot. (9e vol. n°167) ; Le Pommier. (9e vol. n°168) ; La Dame au pastel. (9e vol. n°169) ; Ma Maison (9e vol. n°170) ; La Chevrette. (9e vol. n°171) ; Saint-Mathieu de la Drôme. (9e vol. n°172). A partir du numéro 173, les fascicules contiennent en plus un feuillet simple «petit format guitare» parfois contrecollé sur papier fort, orné de la même gravure de Doré. - Les Bosses de Gros-Jean (9e vol. n°173) ; Conseil à Marie. (9e vol. n°176). Le feuillet double est divisé en deux ; L’Étamine. (9e vol. n°177) ; La Retraite. (9e vol. n°178) ; L’Aiguilleur (9e vol. n°179) ; Le Livre favori. (9e vol. n°180) ; L’Estomac. (9e vol. n°181) ; Le Portrait de Toinon. (10e vol. n°182) ; Cheveux noirs et blancs (10e vol. n°183) ; Le Rendez-vous. (10e vol. n°184) ; Thomas et moi. (10e vol. n°185) ; Demain. (10e vol. n°186) ; Le Fantassin. (10e vol. n°187) ; Le Cavalier. (10e vol. n°188) ; Les Malheureux. (10e vol. n°189) ; Le Cocher des grèves. (10e vol. n°190) ; Les Chaussettes. (10e vol. n°191) ; Les Deux ombres. (10e vol. n°192) ; Chant d’Amour. (10e vol. n°197). On joint : A Rossini. Petite partition, sans le feuillet double. Quelques petits défauts avec infimes manques en marge des feuillets doubles. Déchirures aux pliures. Rousseurs et brunissures. Restaurations à la chemise sur laquelle on a ajouté des mentions manuscrites. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Excellent Civil War Letter from a Union Soldier in West Virginia

      Three page Autograph Letter Signed ("Charls Cathorne") on patriotic letterhead, dated 8 April 1862 (and continued on 18 April), from "Randof County, verchinnia" (now West Virginia). Folded as mailed, a little wear at the folds, very good. Cathorne, a barely literate Union soldier, recounts his experiences in the western part of Virginia during the first year of the war (Cathorne's spelling and capitalization retained): "My Dear friends i take my Optunity to rite to you that i am Well and hope that this few lines may fine you in the same state of good helt and all the rest of my friends And Further i tel you that iam in the servis and like it Well so far and the times is geting Better Now in this plase the secesion is geting a fraid here in this plase they are leaving verchinnia We had a good Many fites seines i haf inlisted in servis We had A fite on rich Mountain and Wipt them and We had A fite on Cheat Mountain and Wipt them Out Of the plase And We had a fite On Alleyginnia Mountain and We had to retreat the first time but the second time We taken the plase and kept the plase and further i tel you that we had a good many fites since... ." Cawthorne recounts several other "fites," and relates a list of prisoners and supplies captured. He ends with a lament that "This is a very Cold plase here the mountains is high... ." The opposing armies sat out the winter in the frigid mountains, and about the time of this letter the Confederate Army abandoned the western part of Virginia for the Shenandoah Valley. .

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        Orley Farm

      London: Chapman & Hall 1862. Two volumes in one, bound from parts. viii, 320, viii, 320 pp. Brown half calf over cloth. Leather title label. Covers slightly marked and edgeworn. Marbled endpapers. Illustrations by J. E. Millais. Both 1/2 titles and titles present. Scattered foxing. Early ink ownership signature to half-title. Binding tight. . Very Good. Half Calf. First Edition, First Issue. 1862. 8vo..

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        Orley Farm. With illustrations by J.E. Millais. FIRST EDITION. 2 vols.

      Chapman & Hall. 1862 40 plates with some foxing. Original purple-brown wavy-grained cloth, boards blocked in blind, spines dec. and lettered in gilt. Small repairs to heads & tails of spines, e.ps a little marked, with booklabels partly removed.Signatures of R. Hesketh 1883.Sadleir 13; Wolff 6789 ('not a first issue'). This copy is 'stabbed throughout' (the sheets were bound from the parts) and with the points that indicate first issue.

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        Histoire du Consulat et de L'Empire, Faisant Suite, A L'Histoire de la Revolution Francaise

      Paulin, Libraire-Editeur, Paris 1862 - First edition of each volume. 20 volumes complete. Published over a 17-year period (1845-62). Red 3/4 leather with red cloth. Gilt decoration front and back covers. Gilt lettering and abundant gilt decorations on spine. In French. Illustrations. From 458-945 pages each vol. Book plate on front end paper except Vols. 5, 14 & 15. Vol. 5 has ribbon book mark. Books have some wear to covers. Minor damp stain to margin Vols. 3, 4, 5 & 18. Contents include: Constitution de L'an VIII; Hohenlinden; Ev acuation de L'Egypte; Les Secularisations; Camp de Boulogne; L'Empire; Troisieme Coalition; Ulm et Trafalgar; Austerlitz; Fontainebleau; Aranjuez; Baylen; Ratisbonne; Wagram; Talavera et Walcheren; Blocus Continental; Fuentes D'Onoro; Le Concile; Mo scou; La Berezina; Washington et Salamanque; Les Cohortes; Dresde et Vittoria; L'Invasion; Premiere Abdication; Restauration Des Bourbons; Gouvernement de Louis XVIII; Le Champ de Mai; Waterloo; etc. Postage charged at cost. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Excellent Civil War Letter from a Union Soldier in West Virginia

      1862. Three page Autograph Letter Signed ("Charls Cathorne") on patriotic letterhead, dated 8 April 1862 (and continued on 18 April), from "Randof County, verchinnia" (now West Virginia). Folded as mailed, a little wear at the folds, very good. Cathorne, a barely literate Union soldier, recounts his experiences in the western part of Virginia during the first year of the war (Cathorne's spelling and capitalization retained): "My Dear friends i take my Optunity to rite to you that i am Well and hope that this few lines may fine you in the same state of good helt and all the rest of my friends And Further i tel you that iam in the servis and like it Well so far and the times is geting Better Now in this plase the secesion is geting a fraid here in this plase they are leaving verchinnia We had a good Many fites seines i haf inlisted in servis We had A fite on rich Mountain and Wipt them and We had A fite on Cheat Mountain and Wipt them Out Of the plase And We had a fite On Alleyginnia Mountain and We had to retreat the first time but the second time We taken the plase and kept the plase and further i tel you that we had a good many fites since... ." Cawthorne recounts several other "fites," and relates a list of prisoners and supplies captured. He ends with a lament that "This is a very Cold plase here the mountains is high... ." The opposing armies sat out the winter in the frigid mountains, and about the time of this letter the Confederate Army abandoned the western part of Virginia for the Shenandoah Valley. .

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        The Coral Island

      Thomas Nelson, London 1862 - Gilt lettered and decorated original green cloth. Early reprint similarly paginated and decorated with 438 pp and 7 colour plates and colour title page. Some dampstaining to the back panel not affecting interiors o/w a very nice copy of the author's second book. Size: 12 Mo. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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