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        Autograph letter signed ("JIngres").

      Paris, 2. VII. 1862. - 4to. 1 page on bifolium. To Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, Minister of State under Napoleon III, thanking "pour présenter à L'Empereur les projets de frontispice".

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        Civil War Diary, Archive

      1862. (CIVIL WAR) LINCOLN, Benjamin C. Civil War Diary, with related archive of letters and documents. No place, 1861-64. Diary 12mo, saddle-stitched, original parchment wrappers, containing 20 leaves with handwritten entries on 9 leaves for 18 pages, dated August 9, 1862-December 26, 1862, with a further 9 pages of financial notations, signed ""Benj. C. Lincoln, Co. G. 39th Mass Vols"" on front cover. Together with two autograph letters signed ""Benj C. Lincoln"" and ""Benny,"" 11 pages total, various sizes, Edwards Ferry Maryland and Camp Casey, Va., October 3 and November 2, 1862; an autograph letter (unsigned), two pages, Key West, July 29, 1864; as well as four letters and documents addressed to Lincoln, August 15, 1864-February 27, 1865. $8000.Interesting 1862 Civil War diary and related papers of Union officer and abolitionist Benjamin C. Lincoln, who would become an officer in the 2nd United States Colored Troops, in which he describes the captured home of Robert E. Lee and Jeb Stuart's Chambersburg Raid.A superb collection related to the career of Benjamin C. Lincoln (1840-65) who enlisted in the 39th Massachusetts on August 9, 1862, and served that body as a clerk until May, 1863, when he was detached to Washington to work on the staff of General John Henry Martindale. A fervent abolitionist, Lincoln accepted a commission in the 2nd Regiment of the United States Colored Troops in the summer of 1863 serving first near New Orleans and later in Key West, Florida. Lincoln died of wounds received at the Battle of Natural Bridge in March, 1865.Of particular interest is Lincoln's diary that he began the day he enlisted in the 39th Massachusetts through December, 1862. Lincoln describes his journey from Boston to Washington, first aboard a steamer that landed at Jersey City and then by rail to the capital. South of Philadelphia, Lincoln observed that the road was guarded by ""picketsÂ… stationed all the way to WashintonÂ… after we passed Baltimore the guards were much nearer together and there were a larger number at Philadelphia and all along the route to BaltimoreÂ…"" The regiment received enthusiastic welcomes from well-wishers save for Baltimore where ""the welcome was cold, and there were rumors that several soldiers had been poisoned the night before in other regiments. And soon after it was stated that some of our own men went dead from the same causeÂ…""While in Washington, Lincoln managed some time to take in the sights. Walking around Arlington he ""saw Arlington house, the residence formerly of the rebel General Lee, situated near a large oak forest, with small houses around it for negroes and commanding a fine prospect of Washington & the Potomac. The house is now used by Gen Heintzleman as his head-quarters."" Later in October, Lincoln's regiment was stationed approximately 20 miles up the Potomac from Washington, when they were ordered to march on an alarm after Stuart's Cavalry crossed the river into Maryland (known today as the Chambersburg Raid): ""the rebels had crossed the river by Point of Rocks [Maryland] and were on the Maryland side, having about 2,000 cavalry, some artillery & infantry, a body also crossed below at Seneca. Our regiment was immediately formed and marched up the riverÂ… but as the firing had ceased soon returnedÂ… I afterwards ascertained were 3,000 in number under command of Stuart."" Stuart's mission, to secure fresh horses, arms, and other supplies, also netted about 30 civilian officials to be used for exchange of captured Confederates. Stuart also managed to destroy an important rail crossing near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Some light wear to spine of diary, rear pastedown lifted, Lincoln's entries clean, clearly legible and fine. Expected mailing folds and light toning to remaining items; overall, excellent condition.

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        British Schools of Art

      1862 - MURRAY, H[enry]. The British Schools of Art: A Selection of Examples Engraved in Line by Eminent Artists. London: James S. Virtue, circa 1862. Two volumes. Small folio, contemporary full burgundy morocco, elaborately blind- and gilt-stamped spines and covers, raised bands, all edges gilt. $1650.Beautifully bound copy, lavishly illustrated with 90 engraved plates.Includes engravings after works by Constable, Turner, Landseer, and dozens of other British artists. Fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Syllabaire ou exercices de lecture arabe. À l'usage des enfants.

      Mosul, Imprimerie des Peres Dominicains, 1862. - Small 8vo. 96 pp. Contemporary auburn cloth. Rare Iraq-published Arabic primer for the use of young learners, entirely printed in Arabic but for the additional French title page. The Dominican Press of Mosul, operated by local French Dominican Christians from ca. 1856 to the beginning of the Great War, may be credited with the first sustained printing activity in Iraq. They produced Arabic, Syriac, and neo-Aramaic books by and for the Syrian Catholic and Chaldean churches. - Very scarce; an excellent copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuel du Brasseur Guide Thandeacuteorique et Pratique de la Fabrication de la Biandegravere Traitant spandeacutecialement des Mandeacutethodes de Brassage Usitandeacutees en Baviandegravere

      

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        Les Miserables. In three volumes

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers 1862. In 3 volumes. Second edition of the first English translation, issued in the same year as the first French edition and just weeks after the first English. Brown half morocco over brown cloth. Five raised bands to spines with gilt lettering. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bound by Riviere. Spines slightly but uniformly faded to light brown. Minor rubbing to spine ends. Internally clean with occasional light foxing. Extra illustrated edition with numerous full-page illustrations taken from the French edition. Copac records just 3 locations for the second edition: Cardiff; Manchester & Sheffield Universities. The first edition is just held at Cambridge & Trinity College Dublin. An attractive set in VG or better condition. Scarce. . Very Good. Half Morocco. Second Edition. 1862. 8vo..

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        Les émaux de Petitot au Musée Impérial du Louvre

      - Blaisot, Paris 1862 - 1864, In-4 (22,5x30,5cm), 2 tomes en 2 volumes reliés. - Prima edizione, illustrata con 50 ritratti incisione medaglione. Ogni ritratto è accompagnato da un biografici circa 12 pagine scritte da autori diversi. Leganti pieno marocco epoca rosso firmato Amand. Indietro con i nervi finemente e riccamente decorata con rose e intrecci. I titoli e numeri di volume dorati. I piatti decorati con soglia di direzione centrale e di coaching ferri triple net nei pennacchi. Grande fregio interno. bordi dorati. attrito luce su alcuni nervi, cappette. Mors superiore del volume I incrinato la testa e la coda. Alcune tracce di attrito sul piano superiore del Volume II. Il legame Splendid perfettamente stabiliti in Marocco. Bookplate delle armi XIX Bordes Fortage - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, illustrée de 50 magnifiques portraits gravés au burin par Ceroni en médaillon. Chaque portrait est accompagné d'une notice biographique d'environ 12 pages, rédigée par différents auteurs. Publication de luxe. Reliures en plein maroquin rouge d'époque signées Amand. Dos à nerfs finement et richement orné de roses et d'entrelacs. Titres et tomaisons dorés. Plats décorés à la Du Seuil avec encadrement central et triple filet d'encadrement, fers dans les écoinçons. Large frise intérieure. Tranches dorées. Légers frottements sur certains nerfs, en coiffes. Mors supérieur du tome I fendillé en tête et queue. Quelques traces de frottements sur le plat supérieur du tome II. Exemplaire très frais, avec quelques rares piqûres et feuillets un peu plus jaunes. Splendide reliure parfaitement établie en maroquin. Celui que l'on surnomma "le Raphaël de la peinture sur émail" a réalisé au XVIIe une série de portraits des grands personnage du temps de Louis XIV (Richelieu, Mme de Montbazon, Turenne, La Rochefoucauld, Ninon de l'Enclos, Colbert, Mme de Sevigne, M le Comte de Grignan, Mme Scarron, la Duchesse de Portsmouth), avec une perfection incomparable. Ces portraits étaient exposés au musée impérial du Louvre et donnèrent naissance à cet ouvrage. Ex-libris aux armes du XIXe de Bordes de Fortage

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        Les Mis

      A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Co., Brussels 1862 - VICTOR HUGO'S LES MIS

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        History of Greece

      1862. (GREECE) GROTE, George. A History of Greece; from the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation Contemporary with Alexander the Great. London: John Murray, 1862, 1873. Ten volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter tan calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, green and burgundy morocco spine labels, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $2800.Early edition of Grote’s celebrated history of Greece, illustrated with three frontispiece portraits, a large folding map of Greece, and with 12 engraved maps and plans (eight folding), handsomely bound by Riviere & Son.A banker, member of Parliament, staunch social reformer and one of the founders of the University of London, Grote was among the first to attempt to write a comprehensive work on Greece's political and intellectual heritage. His History extends from the mythical beginnings of Greek culture and legend to the reign of Alexander the Great. ""The work of a master… The political lessons and ethical judgments so characteristic of the [History] render it the most instructive of histories"" (DNB). Grote ""incontestably won for himself the title not merely of a historian, but of the historian of Greece"" (Allibone I:747). Grote's History ""is notable for its accurate geographical details, for the spirit and vigor of its passages descriptive of martial exploits, and, above all, for its obvious purpose of showing the elevating and inspiring influence of freedom upon human activity… Each chapter is, in a way, a monograph in itself, and the work as a whole is one of the greatest masterpieces of historical research that have ever been put forth"" (Peck, 753). Some folding maps heightened in color by hand. First published in 12 volumes in 1846-56. With the first edition of Grote's Minor Works and second edition of The Personal Life of George Grote (both 1873). Bookplates of New York financier Harris C. Fahnestock, a founder of the First National Bank of New York (later Citibank).Tape reinforcements to verso of folding map in Volume VII. Loss to lower corner of pages 9-10 in Minor Works. Light rubbing to spine ends and edges of bindings; a few volumes with expert joint repairs. A handsome near-fine set.

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        Autograph letter signed.

      1862. Signed. (DARWIN, Charles) DARWIN, Emma. Autograph letter signed. Bromley, Kent, June 28, [1862]. Single sheet of letterhead, measuring 4 by 6 inches folded in half; pp. 4. $4500.Original signed autograph letter from Charles Darwin’s wife Emma Darwin to painter and essayist Thomas Gold Appleton relating Charles Darwin’s gratitude for the natural history book Appleton sent him, mentioning Darwin’s continuing illness, remarking on the Civil War and slavery, and imploring Appleton to visit if he planned to come to England as Darwin was eager to see him again.The letter, written entirely in Emma Darwin’s hand on the stationery of Darwin’s residence at Down House, reads: “June 28. My dear Mr Appleton, It was very pleasant to find ourselves so kindly remembered by you at such a distance of time & Mr. Darwin begs me to thank you most cordially for the beautiful book… He begs me to say that the book is one of the most beautiful specimens of work of Nat. History he has ever seen. I wish we could have had the pleasure of seeing your brother here but Mr Darwin has been too unwell to see any visitors. We shall rejoice at the termination of the war & if we cannot hope to see slavery abolished I think it must at all events be prevented from spreading. If you shd be coming to England I hope you will let us know as we should be so glad to see you again. Mr Darwin… has the pleasantest recollection of the days you spent here. Very truly yours. E. Darwin.” This autograph letter is accompanied by the first mainstream publication of Emma Darwin’s collected letters, edited by her daughter, Henrietta Litchfield. “Although a biography of Emma, this contains a large number of letters from Charles and is an important source of information about his day to day and family life” (Freeman 1553). With 19 illustrated plates. Accompanied by the first published edition of Emma Darwin’s collected letters, edited by her daughter. (New York: Appleton, 1915). This edition was preceded by a 1904 privately printed edition of only 250 copies that were distributed only to family and friends. This edition contains substantial textual alterations. The recipient of the letter, Thomas Gold Appleton, was distantly related to both Charles and Emma Darwin by marriage (the Darwins themselves were first cousins). Appleton and his wife were close friends of the Darwins and they corresponded frequently and at length. A Boston native, Thomas Appleton was incredibly popular, particularly among prominent members of the Unitarian community such as Charles Darwin, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (his brother-in-law), both for his remarkable kindness and for his wit, which was so acute that Oscar Wilde quoted him in A Woman of No Importance. Though remembered best for his sociability, Appleton was also a talented painter and essayist who frequently focused on social matters such as abolition, as eluded to in this letter. Like Appleton, Darwin was a devoted abolitionist who once criticized The Times for failing to show even “a shade of feeling against slavery.” Darwin and his wife both expressed their understanding, if not unqualified support, of the Northern cause, even at a time when much of England sided with the South. Darwin was deeply disturbed by the political climate on both sides of the Atlantic and his correspondence from the time clearly showed his frustration and dismay over slavery and the costs of war. Although 1862 was once of Darwin’s most scientifically productive years, he spent much of the early summer afflicted by a case of eczema and a fever-type illness that prevented him from attending several important meetings and from visiting with friends such as Appleton’s brother. Nevertheless, by the end of the year, Darwin had performed a large number of complex botanical experiments and had succeeded in publishing two botanical papers and a book on the pollination mechanisms of orchids, all while remaining deeply involved with the British scientific community and developments in the field of evolution. Also included with this autograph letter is a typed letter from a researcher at the Darwin Correspondence Project at Cambridge requesting permission from the former owner, prominent gerontologist James G. Zimmer, to include this letter in Volume X of The Correspondence of Charles Darwin. Book contains owner signatures of E.C. Case, possibly the prominent American paleontologist.Autograph letter in exceptional condition, with only original mailing creases, two very faint areas of discoloration, and a single bit of paper residue not affecting text. Books most attractive, with only minor scattered foxing, a bit of toning to spines, and slight soiling to original cloth. A most desirable and interesting letter with a wonderful association, accompanied by Henrietta Litchfield’s classic biography of her mother, Emma Darwin.

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        Works

      1862. DE QUINCEY, Thomas. The Works of Thomas De Quincey “The English Opium-Eater.” Including all his Contributions to Periodical Literature. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1862-63, 1871. Sixteen volumes. Octavo, contemporary half red straight-grain morocco gilt, green morocco spine labels, top edges gilt. $2500.Third collected edition, with frontispiece portraits and numerous illustrations, handsomely bound.De Quincey’s “rich imagination enabled him… to become one of the great masters of English in what he calls the ‘department of impassioned prose’… he has left many writings which… are unrivaled in modern English” (DNB). Includes Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, as well as biographies, reviews, and essays concerning literary figures from Milton to Coleridge. One volume with expert joint repair, otherwise fine. A handsome set.

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        SIGNIFICANT AND RARE ARCHIVE OF WESTERN RANCHING AND FRONTIER PHOTOGRAPHS BY THE SKILLED COWBOY PHOTOGRAPHER, ALEXANDER ANDREW FORBES

      First edition. Thirty mounted albumen photographs, all measuring 20.5 cm x 13 cm ( 8" x 5"). Many photographs marked either from the negative, or with a photographer's blind stamp on verso that reads, "A. A. Forbes Photo, Wildomar, Calif." Marking suggests that Forbes stamped these images during his California days, which began after eight years photographing and developing cowboy images from a covered wagon. Forbes was trained by and involved with W. S. Prettyman, George Cornish, and Thomas Croft, all notable photographers who happened to operate in Arkansas City, Kansas during the opening of the Cherokee Strip. Forbes has been referred to as "The Ansel Adams of Cowboy Photography." Andrew Alexander Forbes (1862-1921) was born in Ottawa Township, Wisconsin, and became interested in photography around the late 1870s or early 1880s while working on his family's cattle ranch. Among his photographic achievements are photographs taken at the opening of the “Cherokee Strip” at the fourth Oklahoma land run in September 1893. A more complete description of the photographs is available upon request.

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        The Ordnance Manual for the Use of the Offices of the United States Army

      J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO., PHILADELPHIA 1862 - text block racked, gilt on cover and spine, corners bumped, 33 black and white plates in rear, DATE PUBLISHED: 1862 EDITION: 559+33 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Curiosités d'histoire naturelle et astronomie amusante. Réalités fantastiques, voyages dans les planètes, etc...

      - Passard, Paris 1862, 15,5x24,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale. Binding cioccolato dispiacere mezzo, schiena piatta decorata con fili dorati e nero con alcune piccole tracce di sfregamento, piatti di carta marmorizzata colpiti graffi e piccole mancanze di carta, un paio di strappi sulle fette, guardie e contreplats di carta a tank, vincolante contemporaneo. Formiche bianche, caccia faina sable in Siberia, il Granduca, marinai monaci, le comete, gli abitanti di Marte e Giove ... Libro illustrato con 30 xilografie tratte in parte dall'autore. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin chocolat, dos lisse orné de filets dorés et noirs comportant quelques petites traces de frottements, plats de papier marbré affectés d'éraflures ainsi que de petits manques de papier, quelques accrocs sur les tranches, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Fourmis blanches, chasse de la marte zibeline en Sibérie, le grand duc, moines marins, les comètes, les habitants de Mars et de Jupiter... Ouvrage illustré de 30 gravures sur bois dessinées en partie par l'auteur.

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        Erde?y ermei Kepatlaszszal („Die Münzen Siebenbürgens" / 2 Bände – Text- und Tafelband).

      Pest, Eggenberger Magyar Akademia,1862. - Mit 24 gestochenen Tafeln, VII, 2 Blatt (Tafelband); XIV, 1 Blatt, 186 Seiten, 1 Blatt (Textband), Halbleinenbände der Zeit, 32 x 26 cm bzw. 29,5 x 23 cm, Einbände etwas berieben, die Tafeln teils etwas stockfleckig. Beschreibung siebenbürgischer Münzen aus der Zeit von 1551 bis 1837.

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        Finely penned document signed, in Italian with translation, (1820-1878, from 1861 First King of Italy)

      1862 - to the President of Peru, (Ramón Castilla, 1797-1867, President 1845-1851 & 1855-1862), beginning with his title "by the grace of God and by the will of the nation King of Italy", saying "The events which have been in preparation since 1860 in the Italian peninsula and which have been effected by the free and firm will of the people, have resolved Us to sanction the law passed by the Parliament by which We have assumed for Us and for Our successors the title of King of Italy . in recognising this Our new title, You, and in the name of the Republic of Peru over which You so worthily preside, will be showing Us a new mark of Your favour . and of Sympathy with the Italian Nation", and praying that "God may keep you . Our good Friend, in His holy and worthy care", signed also by Baron Bettino RICASOLI, (1809-1880, Italian Patriot, Chief Minister 1861-1862 & 1866-1867), 1 side 14" x 9½" and conjugate blank, note in Spanish on side 2 to acknowledge and publish signed 'Ribeyra', Turin, 5th January small tear on central fold [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Document signed, to the President of Peru, (1819-1901, from 1837 Queen of Great Britain)

      1862 - (Miguel de San Román, d. 1863, President from 1862), acknowledging his letter of the 29th October "in which You announce to Us that You had been called to the Presidency . by the free suffrages of Your fellow citizens", congratulating him "upon this signal mark of the Esteem and Confidence of Your Countrymen" and assuring him that "it is Our earnest desire to strengthen . the Relations of Friendship happily subsisting between Great Britain and the Republic", and recommending him "to the Protection of the Almighty", signed also "Russell" (Lord John, 1792-1878, from 1861 1st Earl) as Foreign Secretary, 2 sides folio black edged and conjugate blank, Windsor Castle, 20th December [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Poems.

      Cambridge: Macmillan and Co.,, 1862. With a Memoir. Octavo. Original green honeycomb cloth, titles to spine gilt, Clough's decorated monogram in frame to front cover black and gilt, frame to rear cover in blind, brown coated endpapers. Binder's label to rear pastedown. Spine gently rolled, wear to spine ends, rubbing to joints, frayed to head of spine and front cover join, bumps to tips, small abrasion to front free endpaper coating; a very good copy. Posthumous reissue published by Clough's wife in the UK and the US simultaneously, with the memoirs written by F. T Palgrave and C. E. Norton respectively. Presentation copy inscribed by Blanche Shore Smith, née Clough, on the half-title, "With Mrs. Clough's kind regards". An additional inscription by its, as yet untraceable, recipient, "Rec. 6th August 1862, sent to me at Chew Magna, C. L. Rose". Blanche Clough was a cousin of Florence Nightingale, whom Arthur Clough assisted in her campaign to reform military hospitals and escorted "to Calais in 1854 on her first voyage to the Crimea" (ODNB). Originally issued in January 1849 as Ambarvalia, a collection of verse by Clough and his Cambridge friend Thomas Burbidge, the book was reissued in 1850 from the original sheets with Burbidge's poems omitted and a simple fly-title, "Poems / by / Arthur H. Clough", in place of the original title. "This collection contained Clough's choice of the poems written during the years at Balliol and Oriel. Most are short poems, recalling the trials of student years and the journeys of the religious doubter. 'Qui laborat, orat', admired by Tennyson, expresses the tension of prayer to a God who is ineffable; 'The New Sinai' dramatizes the conflict between religion and science" (ODNB). Contemporary presentation copies are uncommon, with none traced at auction from Blanche Clough, and only one traced inscribed by the editor, dated 1939.

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        OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT [caption title]

      [Jefferson City, Mo., 1862. Broadsheet, approximately 8 x 10 1/4 inches. Previously folded, with some small separations and tears, with one larger repaired 2 1/2 tear. Small closed marginal tear at lower left corner Moderate patch of dampstaining at central upper edge. Good plus. An apparently unrecorded form, printing an oath of allegiance to the United States government and the provisional government of Missouri early in the Civil War. The pro-Union state government was established when northern forces took Jefferson City in 1861 and the Confederate government established by Claiborne Fox Jackson was put to flight. Nevertheless, the shadow government continued to operate and the national Confederate government at Richmond counted Missouri as one of its constituent states; moreover, there was much conflict between pro-Union and Confederate Missourians throughout the course of the war. The document, the present copy of which in uncompleted, states in part that the signer will: "Solemnly swear that I will support, protect and defend the Constitution and Government of the United States, and the Provisional Government of the State of Missouri, against all enemies, wether [sic] foreign or domestic.... And I take this oath without any mental reservation or evasion whatsoever, with a full and clear understanding, that death or punishment by the judgment of a Military Commission, will be the penalty for the violation of this, my solemn oath." An evocative piece of ephemera from Missouri's Civil War history. Not in OCLC.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Bateson HARVEY, (Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881, Prime Minister and Novelist)

      1862 - (1825-1887, M.P. for Buckinghamshire, 1863-1868 and 1874-1885, from 1868 1st Baronet of Langley Park), saying "We wish very much you could induce Mrs Harvey to pay us a visit here. It would give Mrs Disraeli and myself very great pleasure . Should you be at Langley, as I hope, & disengaged, wh: I hope still more, would you come to us on [Thursday] the 25th & meet one or two agreeable friends, & stay with us, at least, until the Monday following?", ending "With our kind remembrances to all yr: circle", 3 sides 8vo., no place, 18th September side 1 and blank side 4 evenly sunned The badge at the head of side 1 has been skilfully replaced at an early date with Disraeli's as Earl of Beaconsfield, 1876, K.G. 1878, an EB surrounded by the Garter under an Earl's coronet.

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        Manoscritto su carta. Prima metà XIX secolo

      1862. Manoscritto autografo costituito da 23 ff. in-4 cuciti in fascicolo, fittamente vergati sia sul recto che sul verso. Brossura originale in carta; il primo fascicolo con sovracoperta in carta grigia, intitolato ''Carlo Marenco. Autografi'' (in diversa grafia), reca sul foglio 1 recto, sotto titolo ''1 Masaniello. Frammenti di Canto'' la seguente dedica: ''All'esimo Avv. Gustavo Paroletti Giacinto di Carlo Marenco da Ceva, questi autografi del padre suo dona. Addá 8 luglio 1862''. Senza numerazioni di pag. ma: ff. 1-14: ''Masaniello. Frammenti di Canto''. Sicuramente una delle prime, se non la prima stesura. Numerose le cancellazioni, le giunte, le correzioni autografe - ff. 15-18 recto: ''Lamento di Catalano Alfieri'' Ode, anch'essa fitta di rilevanti correzioni autografe.- ff. 18 verso-20: ''San Rocco''. Inno. Senza correzioni. - ff. 21-23: ''Preghiera de'Piagnoni nell'assedio di Firenze'', con qualche correzione autografa. Carlo Marenco (Mortara 1800- 1846) autore drammatico, poeta e saggista. Influenzato dalla produzione teatrale di S. Pellico che lo conobbe e lo sostenne, le sue opere s'ispirano a Victor Hugo e, ancor più, a C. Delavigne. Il suo capolavoro è ritenuto ''Pia de' Tolomei'' (1837).

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        Les misérables

      first edition published a few days before that of Paris, without edition statement. It differs somewhat from the Paris edition, including its pages in black titles, and tables established 5 parts, detailing two volumes, which can guide the bookbinder here as to link all 5 books and not ten.Binders half morocco chocolate contemporary. Back to 4 nerves decorated with wheels and tail head, double gold thread on the nerves, and blind fillets between nerves. Slight traces of friction. A scratch the last box of volume 3-4. rubbed flat. Brunissures scattered, especially at the beginning of each volume and more rare on the whole. Beautiful copy in half morocco contemporary. A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie Bruxelles 1862 Fort in-8 (14,5x23cm) 10 tomes en 5 volumes reliés

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        Atlas Sphéroïdal et Universel de Géographie. Dressé à l'aide des documents officiels, récemment publiés en France et à l'étranger

      1 vol. in-folio (62,3 x 46,5 cm mesurée en reliure) reliure de l'époque demi-chagrin noir, Veuve Jules Renouard, Paris, 1862, 3 ff. (faux-titre, titre, préface, table des matières), 1 f. (table et notice des tableaux généraux), 10 tableaux généraux (en 10 cartes doubles), 1 f. (table et notice de l'atlas sphéroïdal), 10 cartes sphéroïdales (4 cartes doubles et 6 simples), 3 ff (table générale de l'atlas universel et Table pour l'Europe), 16 cartes pour l'Europe (4 doubles et 12 simples), 1 f. (Table pour l'Asie), 6 cartes pour l'Asie (1 double et 5 simples), 1 f. (Table pour l'Afrique), 6 cartes pour l'Afrique (1 carte double et 5 simples), 2 ff. (Table pour l'Amérique), 11 cartes pour l'Amérique (1 carte double et 10 simples), 1 f. (Table pour l'Océanie), 4 cartes pour l'Océanie (1 carte double et 3 simples), soit 63 cartes en couleurs Très rare exemplaire de l'Atlas Sphéroïdal et Universel de Garnier, bien complet des 63 cartes coloriées. Bon exemplaire (dos, coins et coupes lég. frottés, bel état par ailleurs). Lors de sa parution, « il reçoit un accueil unanimement favorable, au point qu'on le compare aux meilleurs travaux allemands ». Membre de la Société de Géographie depuis 1850, Garnier mettra 15 années à élaborer le présent ouvrage. « Cette parution déclenche un concert de louanges. Noirot, dans la revue du Monde Colonial, juge que l'exécution typographique, le choix du papier, la parfaite netteté du coloriage en font un monument géographique hors ligne. Pour le vulgarisateur Louis Figuier, « l'ouvrage est aussi complet qu'il pouvait l'être, et nous pourrons l'opposer avec fierté aux grands atlas anglais et allemands, qui ont fait la renommée des Johnston, des Kiepert, des Stieler et des Berghaus". Elisée Reclus n'est pas moins laudatif. Le plus curieux dans cet atlas est sa seconde partie dans laquelle "est appliquée une projection jugée "saisissante" par les contemporains. Il s'agit de la projection orthographique, appartenant à la catégorie des projections perspectives, qui représentent la surface du géoïde comme la verrait un spectateur place en un point determine de l'espace". Cet aspect précis de l'ouvrage marquera fortement Elisée Reclus" (pour toutes ces citations, cf Gilles Palsky, Revue de la BNF, 24, pp. 39-45). As it's well explained on the David Rumsey Map Collection website, "This atlas is exceptional for its "spheroidal" maps of the globe, showing the various continents and poles, shaded to give the effect of a sphere floating in space. The remaining maps are also very well executed and colored, mostly by hand, a few in colored litho. In recent years, this atlas has become rare in the trade. This is the only atlas that Garnier produced, according to Phillips. Tooley lists an 1860 edition." Français

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        Grand Soirée Variée de Magie Egyptienne, humoriste, de chant et de ventriloquie en trois parties. - Ohne Apparate und mit humoristisch-poetischem Vortrag: Große abwechselnde Production im Bereiche egyptischer Geheimnisse, Gesang- und Bauchrednerkunst in drei Abtheilungen. (Unterzeichner:) Joseph Kalchner, Physiker, vormals Theater-Director aus München.

      Offenburg, J. Ottent und Sohn, 1862. Einblattdruck mit kl. Holzschnitt. Blattgr.: 34 x 21,5 cm. "Was die Kunst der Bauchsprache betrifft, schmeichelt sich der Künstler in einer Entfernung von 7 Min. täuschen mit einer zweiten Person eine Conversation zu führen ohne den Mund vom Publikum abzuwenden, wie man es noch nicht gehört. Das Commandiren eines Bataillons und der Zugführer in verschiedenen Stimmen wird sehr überraschen." - Gering fleckig. Bücher de

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        HUNGARY / VOJVODINA Ð TISZA (TISA) RIVER SYSTEM: Darstellung des Theissregulirungs-Unternehmens seit dem Beginne der Arbeiten im Jahre 1846 bis zum Schlusse des Jahres 1860. [Accompanied by:] Stephan WEISS. Uebersichts-Karte des Theiss-Flusses vom Ursprung bis zur MŸndung in die Donau mit der Darstellung des Standes Regulirungsarbeiten an diesem Flusse zu Ende des Jahres 1860. Vienna: Reiffenstein & Ršsch, 1861.

      Vienna: K K Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1862 - 4¡ (30.5 x 24 cm / 12 x 9.5 inches): 59 pp. + 1 chromolithographed map, original white satin endpapers, bound in original navy blue cloth with blind-stamped designs and title and border debossed in gilt (Excellent condition, nearly mint). Chromolithographed map, dissected into 16 sections and mounted upon original linen (100 x 128 cm / 47 x 50.5 inches), folding into original navy blue cloth-covered slipcase with blind-stamped designs and title debossed in gilt, matching the binding of the accompanying text (Excellent condition, map clean and bright, only minor wear to extremities of slipcase). An exquisite presentation set comprising a large map and report, showcasing the Tisza River, the DanubeÕs greatest tributary, which has its source in the Ukraine, and then flows through Romania, Hungary and the Vojvodina region of Serbia, focusing on the ÔRegulation of the TiszaÕ, one of the eraÕs great hydrological engineering projects. This extremely attractive and fascinating presentation set focuses on the Tisza River (Tisa, known in German as the Theiss Fluss), the DanubeÕs mightiest tributary, that for most of its course flows through eastern Hungary and the Vojvodina region of Serbia. Uniformly bound in fine gilt-blind-stamped cloth, this set was evidently intended for presentation to a VIP figure, perhaps a minister or a nobleman, as other known sets do not seem to be bound in such an exquisite manner. The set was made to showcase the first, and most critical, phase of the ÔRegulation of the TiszaÕ, an engineering mega-project which straightened the course of the river in order to ease flooding and aid navigation. The set consists of a large, carefully drafted and finely coloured map of the Tisza and its major tributaries, accompanied by a written report on the Regulation project. All considered, the set forms the finest 19th Century work on the geography and hydrology of the Tisza, and indeed one of the most impressive works of its kind issued in all of Europe during the same period. The fascinating text volume, written by Florian Ritter von Pasetti, on behalf of the Tisza Regulatory Company, is described as an ÔExtract from a reportÕ to the Imperial Minister of Public Works, Josef Lasser von Zollheim. The work is a masterpeice of hydrological engieering litterature, giving a detailed, yet easy to read, insidersÕ account of one of the grandest projects of its kind ever undertaken in Europe. At the end of the work is a beautiful, colourful map of the Tisza watershed, highlighting it major tributary basins, ÔCroquis der ThiessÕ, made by the same draftsman as of the large map. The large map, created by Stephan Weiss, a master draftsman of the Austrian Public Works Ministry, is predicated on the best official surveys and blueprints. While entitled in German, it generally uses the local Hungarian nomenclature for place names, and provides a meticulous and precise scientific rendering of the Tisza and its major tributaries. SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION.References: Jahrbuch der Geologischen Reichsanstalt, Volume 12 (1861), p. 544; Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt, vol. 11 (1865), p. 461; Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften ., vol. 46 (1863), p. 300.

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        MITCHELL'S NEW GENERAL ATLAS, Containing Maps of the Various Countries of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc. Embraced in Fifty Quarto Maps, Forming a Series of Eighty Maps and Plans, Together with Valuable Statistical Tables.

      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1862. Original leather and cloth binding is heavily worn, with several maps loose. Moderate foxing scatted moderately throughout text, and staining affecting all of the pages of text but only the first and final maps. Lacking plate 79 containing a map of Africa and an inset map (80) of the Island of St. Helena. Plates 8, 13, 13.5, 34, 36 have tears into the image area, and about a half dozen plates have moderate to heavy soiling with some chipping to the edges, about as many have pencil markings in them in what appears to be updates to railroad lines, and about as many have minor smudging and/or soiling in the image area. The hand-colored maps are bright and attractive, offering an interesting view of the States during the Civil War, as well as the world. . First Edition. Hardcover. Good+ condition. Folio.

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        Dictionnaire d'hygiène publique et de salubrité

      Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1862. 1862, 1862, in-8, 4 vol, [4]-XV-740 + [4]-706 + [4]+560 + [4]-508 pages, demi-chagrin noir de l'époque, dos à nerfs ornés de motifs dorés, Seconde édition, considérablement augmentée de nombreux articles. Très vaste étude de plus de 2500 pages sur la climatologie, les subsistances, la salubrité, les établissements classés dangereux, insalubres et incommodes, les professions, la technologie agricole et industrielle dans leurs rapports avec l'hygiène, les épidémies, les maladies contagieuses, la statistique médicale, la législation sanitaire. Chaque article est suivi de sa bibliographie. Cachet de l'institut catholique de Paris annulé et étiquette en pied des dos. Bon exemplaire en dépit de quelques rousseurs sans gravité

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        Flindersland and Sturtland; or, The Inside and Outside of Australia

      Richard Bentley, London 1862 - Octavo, two volumes, viii, 289 and x, 322 pages with a full-page plan (page 302). Contemporary full calf binding by Zaehnsdorf (gilt-ruled borders on the covers, with contrasting leather title-labels on the heavily gilt-tooled spines); all edges marbled; leather lightly rubbed at the extremities; an excellent set. Inscribed on an initial binder's blank to 'John Henry Mossop, With the best wishes of Dacres T.C. Belgrave, on his leaving Eton, Election 1865'. Belgrave, watercolourist and soldier, was a schoolmate of Mossop's at Eton. An adventurous tourist's travels in Australia in the late 1850s and early 1860s ('A detailed description of the South Eastern part of Australia, including station properties, social conditions, travel, aborigines, etc.' according to Ferguson), but there is much more . . . In the second volume (pages 233-50) Jessop records meeting two men at Wilpena 'on their way back to Adelaide, with the results of a private exploration. . . The leader, or scout, was named Giles, who was engaged by Mole, a man of more energy than money, to assist him in opening up some new part . . . [They] finally left the known country at Angipena, and entered upon the unknown in the direction of north-west . . . They were absent about a month from Angipena, and altogether, going and coming, passed over 1,200 miles'. The meeting is recorded in some detail, not least regarding contact with the Aborigines ('Giles said he was the first person in the Colony that vaccinated a black, and that it happened on this occasion'). Wantrup notes that this expedition 'does not appear to be elsewhere recorded and dates at least ten years before Giles's career became a matter of public record. Jessop supplies no precise date, but from the context it is clear that the expedition took place in the first half of 1859'. Wantrup, pages 264-7; not in McLaren; see Ferguson 10938-41. Please use the 'Ask Bookseller a Question' link below to confirm availability and postage charges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Teilansicht, Maille, "Die Mailie in Esslingen".

      - Lithographie v. Kappis n. Nagel, 1862, 20 x 29 Schefold 1686. - Seltenes Blatt, erschienen bei Weychardt.

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        The Art of Decorative Design

      

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        GESÄNGE FÜR DEN

      Philadelphia: Stein & Jones.

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        Mémoire sur les poissons de la côte de Guinée. Mémoire publié par la société hollandaise des sciences à Harlem.

      Harlem, Loosjes, 1862. ____ Edition originale. Elle est magnifiquement illustrée par 28 planches couleurs hors-texte en chromolithographie. Probablement le titre le plus rare de cet auteur, c'est un tiré à part du "Natuurkundige verhandelingen der Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen". Bon exemplaire. Nissen 412. *****. In-4. [298 x 235 mm] Collation : (4), 136 pp., 28 planches couleurs hors-texte. Demi-maroquin brun, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Lincoln Summons His Cabinet for a Historic Meeting to Discuss Compensated Emancipation

      Washington, D.C. 1862 - Autograph Letter Signed, as President, to Secretary of State William H. Seward, "Executive Mansion," Washington, D.C., March 5, 1862. Signed at bottom by "William H. Seward," with a note in an unidentified contemporary hand. 1 p. 4 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. 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 slaveowners for their lost "assets." Here, President Lincoln requests that Secretary of State William Seward summon a meeting of the Cabinet. The following day, the president presented a special message to Congress with his plan end slavery through compensation. There were no takers among the slaveholding border states. The brevity of Lincoln's letter belies its far-reaching implications and the tantalizing possibilities of "what might have been." With: [ABRAHAM LINCOLN]. Newspaper. New York Semi-Weekly Tribune. New York, N.Y., March 7, 1862. 6 pp., 16 ¾ x 20 ½ in. With "Message from the President/ Highly Important Proposition/ The Gradual Abolition of Slavery./ A Vigorous Blow to the Hopes of the Rebels." Printing Lincoln's March 5 message to Congress. Inventory #30001.29Complete Transcript "Executive Mansion March 5, 1862Hon. Sec. of State My dear Sir Please summon the Cabinet to meet me here at 7 o'clock this evening. Yours truly A. Lincoln[Signature of recipient:] William H Seward[Notation, in a third hand:] March 6th 1862 The Presidents Message to Congress, Recommending Compensated Emancipation. To preserve the Union"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's March 6 message to Congress, preserved in the Library of Congress, contains revisions likely decided upon with his Cabinet at the meeting referenced here.A week later after this note, 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 Preside. (See website for full description)

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        Oeuvres.

      - Paris, Henri Plon & Brière, 1862. 8 volumes in-18, 350 à 450p par volume. Belle édition dans la collection du Prince Impérial, un des 200 exemplaires sur papier hollande (n°49), avec le portrait de Molière tiré sur chine avant la lettre. Cette collection comprenait en tout 61 volumes avec les oeuvres de Beaumarchais, Racine, Corneille, Molière, Bossuet, Marivaux, etc. et était tirée à 1000 exemplaires sur vélin et 200 sur hollande. Reliure signée Masson-Debonnelle, plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné, tranches dorées sur marbrures. Petits frottis sur quelques coupes ou au niveau des mors, petit début de fente en tête d'un mors des tomes V et VIII, rares rousseurs. Superbe exemplaire parfaitement relié à l'époque. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Emancipation Proclamation-Preliminary

      Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office. Good. 1862. Hardcover. "By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation ? That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated area of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free. ?"The original manuscript draft of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation was several months in the making with this final preliminary draft finished by the President on September 21,1862. This is the first War Department printing of Lincoln's preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, General Orders, No. 139 and likely the fourth official printing of the preliminary proclamation, dated September 24, 1862 and was published shortly after the September 1862 Union victory at the Battle of Antietam. The final proclamation was issued January 1, 1863. Bound within the General Orders Affecting the Volunteer Force. Adjutant General's Office. 1861, 1862 bound together beginning with General Orders No. 15 dated May 4, 1861 through General Orders No. 216 dated December 26, 1862. Brown cloth binding with wear on edges, fraying to head and foot of spine. Cloth is also lightly soiled and loosening on back but not tearing. Typical edge soiling and light browning to pages. Binding is tight. Embossed title on spine. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 158 pp .

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        Hand-Atlas (Handatlas) der Erde und des Himmels. In siebzig (70) Blättern. Zweiundvierzigste (42.) Auflage.

      Geographisches Insitut, Weimar 1862 - Folio (59 x 38 cm), O-Halbledereinband. Lederrücken mit goldener Beschriftung. Lederecken. Deckel und Ecken berieben. Kante innen zw. angeklebtem Spiegel und fliegendem Vorsatzblatt mit Leinenband geklebt. Vorsatzblatt vorne mit geklebtem Riss. Vorsatzblatt hinten mit Papierfehlstelle oben. Kapitäl oben und unten mit Läsur. Innen grenzcolorierte Karten, sauber und mit 70 doppelseitigen Blättern so komplett. 0 S. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        London Guide to the International Exhibition 1862 Supplement to the Illustrated London News May 241862 andnbsp andnbsp andnbsp andnbspandnbsp

      

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        Traité élémentaire et pratique des maladies mentales suivi de considérations pratiques sur l'administration des asiles d'aliénés.

      Paris, Baillière, 1862, in 8°, de 2ff., 816pp., et 1 grande carte dépl. des établissements d'aliénés de l'Empire Français, demi-chagrin vert moderne, couv. cons. lég. restauré, et cat. éditeur conservé in fine avec qq. manques. Bel exemplaire. Edition originale rare de cet important traité qui eut une influence tout à fait notable sur plusieurs générations de psychiatres, selon le témoignage de Magnan. La carte des établissements d'aliénés en France est accompagnée d'un "Tableau statistique de l'influence des grandes commotions politiques et sociales sur le développement des maladies mentales." ¶ Semelaigne II/p.94: "ouvrage devenu classique... qui a servi de guide à plusieurs générations de médecins,... on le verra bien longtemps encore entre les mains de tous ceux qui ... voudront se faire ... une idée nette des maladies mentales."

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        Mémoire sur les poissons de la côte de Guinée. Mémoire publié par la société hollandaise des sciences à Harlem.

      Harlem, Loosjes, 1862. ____ Edition originale. Elle est magnifiquement illustrée par 28 planches couleurs hors-texte en chromolithographie. Probablement le titre le plus rare de cet auteur, c'est un tiré à part du "Natuurkundige verhandelingen der Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen". Bon exemplaire. Nissen 412. *****. In-4. [298 x 235 mm] Collation : (4), 136 pp., 28 planches couleurs hors-texte. Demi-maroquin brun, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure moderne.).

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        Australian Exploring Expedition. (Burke and Wills.) Copy of all Despatches from Sir Henry Barkly, and the other Colonial Governors, on the subject of the Australian Exploring Expedition.

      London: House of Commons to be Printed, 28th March, 1862. Foolscap folio, with two hand-coloured maps (one folding), stab-sewn as issued; preserved in a folding cloth case. The 'very scarce' (Australian Rare Books) House of Commons papers based on the despatches of the colonial governors. A little minor wear to the extremities but a very good copy.

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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.

      First Printing London John Murray 1862 First edition. 8vo: vi,365,[1]pp, with one folding plate and 33 woodcuts in text. Rebound in three-quarter chocolate-brown calf over marbled boards, flat spine in five compartments divided by double gilt fillets, compartments two and four lettered in gilt, end papers renewed, lacking publisher's advertisements at rear. A Fine copy, virtually pristine, fresh, bright and unmarked. Freeman 800. Fine ¶ According to Asa Gray, the most important American botanist of the 19th century, "If the Orchid-book (with a few trifling omissions) had appeared before the 'Origin,' the author would have been canonised rather than anathematised by the natural theologians," and he notes that a review in the Literary Churchman found only one fault, "that Mr. Darwin's expression of admiration at the contrivances in orchids is too indirect a way of saying, 'O Lord, how manifold are Thy works.'" Darwin himself wrote to John Murray on September 24th, 1861, "I think this little volume will do good to the "Origin", as it will show that I have worked hard at details." Orchids "was concerned with working out in detail the relationships between sexual structures of orchids and the insects which fertilise them, their evolution being attributed to natural selection. It is therefore the first of the volumes of supporting evidence. It was much praised by botanists, but sold only about 6,000 copies before the turn of the century. . . . I have not seen any figure for the number of copies printed [for the first edition], although it cannot have been more than 2,000 and was probably less." (Freeman) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        Robert O'Hara Burke and the Exploring Expedition of 1860.

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

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