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        Commodore Nutt sends his autograph to an admirer six weeks before he was Groomsman at Tom Thumb's wedding - with carte-de-visite Brady image of Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren as Groomsman & Bridesmaid (Tom Thumb married Minnie' sister)

      New York, NY, December 30, 1862. 4" x 5.75"(letter), 2" x 3.5"(CDV). "Civil War-date Manuscript Letter Signed ""G.W.M. Nutt Known as Com Nutt / Manchester N.H.,"" 1p, 4"" x 5.75"". New York, December 30, 1862. On lined paper blind embossed in upper left with pictorial patriotic ""Union and Constitution"" eagle and shield seal, bordered in red at top edge and blue at right edge. Darkened mid-horizontal fold not touching text or signature. Blank integral leaf. Fine condition.To Miss Tompson. In full, ""I Received your letter Saing you Wished my Autograph. So I will Oblige you in Sending It. Respectly Friend. G.W.M. Nutt Known as Com Nutt Manchester, N.H."" Nutt (1844-1881) was born and is buried in Manchester, New Hampshire.Accompanied by an unsigned carte-de-visite photograph, 1863/1864, 2"" x 3.5"" image on 2.5"" x 4"" photographer's mount. Albumin print captioned ""Commodore Nutt and Miss Minnie Warren / as Groomsman & Bridesmaid."" Photographer's imprint on verso: ""Published by / E & H.T. Anthony / 501 Broadway, New York… / From / Photographic Negative / By / Brady."" Lightly soiled.This photograph was taken by Mathew Brady. It depicts Commodore Nutt and Minnie Warren as Groomsman and Bridesmaid for the wedding In New York on February 10, 1863, of Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren, Minnie's sister. While admission to the actual wedding was free, P.T. Barnum sold tickets to the reception for $75 each to the first five thousand to apply."

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        The Market Book, Containing a Historical Account of the Public Markets in the Cities of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Brooklyn. With a Brief Description of Every Article of Human Food Sold Therein. The Introduction of Cattle in America, and Notices of Many Remarkable Specimens

      Printed for the Author, New York 1862 - Contemporary half morocco and cloth, gilt-stamped lettering on upper board and spine; 8vo; pp. [i]-xiv, [15]-621. Presentation copy, "From the Author" stamped in gilt on upper board (the recipient's name, stamped in gilt above, has been roughly rubbed away). Though the title-page indicates a two-volume work, library records suggest that only one was published. Spine a bit sunned; light scuffing along joints and edges of boards. Internally clean and unmarked. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        CONTES ET NOUVELLES EN VERS, - PAR VOLTAIRE, VERGIER, SENECE, PERRAULT, MONCRIF, ET LE PERE DUCERCEAU. - PAR GRECOURT, SAINT-LAMBERT, CHAMPFORT (SIC), PIRON, DORAT, LA MONNOYE, ET FRANCOIS DE NEUFCHATEAU.

      LECLERE FILS. 1862 - 2 TOMES EN UN VOLUME IN-12 (12 X 18,5 X 3 CENTIMETRES ENVIRON) DE (4) + 208 + (1) ET (4) + 210 + (1) PAGES, RELIURE D'EPOQUE PLEIN MAROQUIN VIOLINE, DOS A CINQ NERFS ORNE DE CAISSONS A FLEURONS DORES, TITRE DORE, PLATS RICHEMENT ORNES D'UN MOTIF CENTRAL DORE, FLEURONS DORES AUX ANGLES, ENCADRES PAR UN TRIPLE FILET DORE, DOUBLE FILET DORE SUR COUPES, LARGE DENTELLE INTERIEURE DOREE, TRANCHES MARBREES SOUS DORURE. (DUCHARNE RELIEUR). ILLUSTRE DES PORTRAITS EN MEDAILLON DE VOLTAIRE ET DE GRECOURT SUR CHACUN DES FEUILLETS DE TITRE ET DE 21 + 25 VIGNETTES EN TETE DE PAGES, GRAVEES PAR DUPLESSIS-BERTAUX. UN DES 200 EXEMPLAIRES TIRES SUR PAPIER VERGE, CELUI-CI NON JUSTIFIE. DE LA COLLECTION DES "CONTEURS FRANCAIS" (VICAIRE. II. 959). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lost Among The Affghans Being The Adventures Of John Campbell Otherwise Feringhee Bacha Amongst The Wild Tribes Of Central Asia

      Smith Elder and Co, London 1862 - Attractively rebound in half brown leather with crocodile effect cloth boards. The spine has five raised bands and gilt titles. There is minor wear to the extremities otherwise the boards are in a very good condition. Tartan end-papers. Adverts to the rear. Prelims, frontispiece and title page foxed and the occasional foxing throughout otherwise the contents are in a very good clean condition.  pp. xx + 342 + 16.   [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Graz, 13. V. 1862. - 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Von den letzten Auflagen der Algebra und Geometrie habe ich je ein Exemplar durch Ihre Buchdruckerei erhalten. Das Lehrbuch der Algebra, worin ich nur einige stilistische Verbesserungen angebracht habe, sowie die ersten 6 Bogen der Geometrie, welche ungeändert zu drucken sein werden, schließe ich in der Nebenlage zurücke. Die weiteren Bogen der Geometrie werde ich nach vorgenommenen Abänderungen unmittelbar an Ihre Druckerei einsenden [.]". - Franz von Mocnik war Volks- und Realschulinspektor für die Steiermark und Kärnten, später auch Landesschulinspektor und "wurde durch seine Abhandlung über die Theorie der numerischen Gleichungen in wissenschaftlichen Kreisen bekannt. Als erfahrener Praktiker legte er 1844 der Hofstudienkommission Änderungsvorschläge für Lehrmethoden und Lehrbücher vor und gab dann selbst zahlreiche Lehrbücher für den Mathematikunterricht heraus. Mocnik verfaßte auch eine entsprechende Unterrichtsmethodik, die er laufend ergänzte. Als Schulinspektor für Krain bemühte er sich sehr um das vernachlässigte Volksschulwesen" (ÖBL VI, 334). - Etwas knittrig.

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        Western Australian Maps from Petermann's Geographical Journal published in "Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt," 9 maps from 1862-1881.

      Gotha:: Augustus Petermann,. 1862-1881.. A collection of nine maps of Australian exploration from Petermann's Journal, from 1862 to 1881. Augustus Petermann studied and worked with famous German and English cartographers in the 1840's, and eventually established his Geographical Journal in 1855, which is published to this day. Through his association with the Royal Geographical Society in London and later as the first head of the Geographical Institute in Gotha, he had extensive correspondence with a large number of explorers and travelers, who contributed the very latest information for the "Journal". His contacts from his R.G.S. days lead to many Australian explorations being reported in his "Journal" and nowhere else (eg. Lefroy 1864). The Petermann Ranges, in the west of South Australia, are named after him. Petermann's maps included much topographical and water system detail and were used to update such atlases as Stieler Hand Atlas. In 1869 Petermann encouraged the German push on the North Pole, organizing 2 expeditions. All maps are lithographs printed in color. [1862]. Provisorische Karte von Frank Gregory's reisen in Nordwest-Australien April bis June 1858 & Mai bis Oktober 1861. 9 3/4 x 8". W.A. from Sharks Bay to Cape Larry. (7) [1863]. Karte der Reise von C. & A. Dempster, Clarkson & Harper innern von West Australien Juli & August 1861. 17 x 10". From York to Lake Grace & Mt. Kennedy. Much detail of an expedition that was never published in English. (9) [1864]. Karte von H.M. Lefroy's Exploration innern von West-Australien Mai bis Juli 1863. 15 1/4 x 10". York to Mt. Robinson with Lake Moore in the top left corner. Never published in English. (10) [1869]. John Forrest's Reise im Innern von West- Australien April-Mai 1869. Nebst Ubersicht der Entdeckungen bis 1869. 17 x 10 1/2". printed outline color. Perth to Murchison River inland to Hampton Plains and Lake Lefroy. Expedition routes include Forrest, AC Gregory, Dale, Austin, Roe, C&A Dempster, Moore, Lefroy & Robinson, F. Gregory, Hunt, Helpman. (20) [1874]. Vorlaufige Skizze von Gosse's & Warburton's Reisen durch West-Australien 1873-4 & Standpunkt der Geographischen Kenntniss dieses Gebietes in 1874. 10 1/2 x 13". Warburton's route from Perth to the overland telegraph, inset of Sydney. (24) [1874]. Thomas Elders' Expedition durch Inner-Australien von Beltana im Osten bis Perth im Western ausgefuhrt durch E. Giles Mai-Nov 1875. 26 x 10 1/2". SW Australia from Bunbury to Adelaide in the south, upper Murchison to north of Lake Eyre in the north. Very unusual projection, water and sea outlined in blue. (26) [1876]. Die Neuesten Entdeckung-reisen im Innern von Australien von Warburton Giles Forrest April 1873-Sept 74. 25 3/4 x 10". Sharks Bay to 90 Mile Beach over to Alice Springs. Much geographical detail on the inland exploration. (27) [1877]. Thomas Elders' Expedition durch Inner-Australien von Murchison im Westen, bis zum Neales im Osten, Ausgefuhrt durch E. Giles, April-Aug 1876. The map illustrates Ernest Giles 2nd expedition across Australia. The explorer's routes marked include Warburton, April 15, 1873 to January 26, 1874; Giles: August 1873 to June 1874; Forrest: Apirl 22 to September 27, 1874. It shows Western Australia from Shark's Bay north to 80 Mile Beach, just beyond present site of Port Hedland and east to Mt. Browne in South Australia. The Petermann Ranges feature just into South Australia, named for the cartographer/publisher, Augustus Petermann. 26 x 10". [1881]. Nordwest-Australien und Timor Meer nach Alex Forrest's Forschungen 1879 und den Neuesten Nautischen Vemessumgen. 10 x 8". Outlines explorations by A. Forrest 1879; L. Leichhardt 1845; AC Gregory 1855-6; J. McD. Stuart 1862; J. McKinlay 1866; G. McMinn 1876; A.W. Sergison 1877; J.G. Brockman 1879-80. Map from south of Roebuck Bay - Coburg Penninsula. Towns and names in English, observations in German. (29)

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        Les Miserables

      New York: Carleton, Publisher, 1862. First Edition. Good. First American edition, first printing, complete in five volumes. A complete set, ranging from Good to Very Good, with sunning to spines (one volume is less sunned than the others), cloth chipped at spine ends and frayed at corners, with varying degrees of mottling, sunning and rubbing across volumes; bookplates to front paste down of three volumes, pages show light age staining, several volumes show old tidemarks to early pages; Volume IV has an exposed hinge at the title page, and rear hinge to Volume I is exposed as well. A nice set.

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        On the Various Contrivances by Which British and Foreign Orchids are Fertilised by Insects, and On the Good Effects of Intercrossing.

      London John Murray 1862 First edition. 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

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        Journal of a Cruise Aboard the USS Ticonderoga, 1865 - 1869. Benjamin Waldron Vanderpoel, "Ship's Writer."

      6/25/16. 4to. 179 pp. manuscript entries. The "Ticonderoga" was a screw sloop launched in 1862. She saw duty in the Atlantic during the Civil War and joined the European Squadron for duty in the Mediterranean in the years covered here. The author of this journal is an interesting character. Benjamin Waldron Vanderpoel served with the 59th New York during the Civil War. He was wounded and was a prisoner at both Libby and Andersonville. He was also an acquaintance of John Wilkes Booth, and testified at the trial of the conspirators that he had seen Booth at a tavern on the afternoon of the assassination. He joined the Navy after the war and kept this lengthy and detailed journal of the "Ticonderoga's" Med. Cruise. Although he refers to the journal as "an Abstract" it is nearly 40,000 words in length. A note at the back of the manuscript authorizes his agent to "make any arrangement that he may see fit in regard to the publishing of the manuscript." He signs himself "B.W. Vanderpoel, Ship's Writer." As befits a literary endeavor, the writing is fluent and observant - highly detailed and occasionally witty. Among other ports of call they visited Italy, Greece, Egypt, and Spain, Turkey, Liberia, and Gibraltar, where he noted "the followers of the Prophet and of Jesus of Nazareth mingling freely together in the common pursuit of filthy lucre." In Monrovia in 1867 they took on eighteen African workers, whose names are recorded here as entered by the paymaster - Jim Crow, Jack Frypan, and Tom Upsidedown, etc. They are described as speaking "an English gibberish, uttering when speaking a peculiar harsh guttural sound." Although he takes note of the splendors of the Mediterranean coast, he also pays close attention to, and gives an excellent account of, shipboard routine. We get a good sense of shipmates and celebrity officers, as well as the nuts and bolts of running a 2500 ton fighting ship. The journal adheres to the nominal form of daily entries, but Vanderpoel's descriptions often get the better of him, and the entries skip forward at will. All are written in a fine, legible hand, with only occasional corrections and additions. Sewn in pasteboard covers, with the front cover decorated in fancy lettering which reads, "Abstract of the Cruise of the USS Ticonderoga from November 1865 to April 1869." This journal is accompanied by an ancient stereo view card of the ship, which was taken during this cruise.

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        TWO MANUSCRIPT CIVIL WAR PASSES SIGNED BY MEMBERS OF THE ORIGINAL FIRST SOUTH CAROLINA VOLUNTEERS, A COLORED REGIMENT MADE UP OF ESCAPED SLAVES. THE FIRST READS: "ORDERLY STARR HAS PERMISSION TO GO WHERE HE PLEASES PROVIDING HE IS BACK 1/2 PAST 4 P.M.| DRAYTON, JULY 23RD, 1862.| JAMES U. HARVER [?], COMDR. CO. C, 1ST S.C. VOLS.| THE SECOND READS: "GUARDS WILL PASS LIEUTS. RIGGS & CALHOUN & 12 MEN TO CAMP DRAYTON.| ARTHUR M. KINZIE, CMDG. REGT."

      The first measures 2.75" x 7.75"; the second 3.25" x 7.5". Both in manuscript on slips of lined paper. Minor toning, else quite clean. Very Good. These are rare survivals of the original First South Carolina Volunteers, a regiment comprised of freed slaves. Major David Hunter organized the First South Carolina Volunteers in May 1862, well before the establishment of the celebrated 54th Massachusetts. Earlier that year President Lincoln had rescinded Hunter's unauthorized order emancipating slaves in the Department of the South [South Carolina, Florida, Georgia]. Captain Arthur M. Kinzie, who signed one of these passes, was Hunter's aide-de-camp. Thomas Higginson, to whom the honor of forming this regiment has been attributed, himself confirmed Hunter's role in his article, "The First Black Regiment," in the July 2, 1898 'The Outlook.' A letter by Kinzie to the Outlook's editors [August 6, 1898] clarifies that Hunter, without authorization, decided to arm Negroes; and that Kinzie accepted Hunter's request to command a regiment. Squads gathered about 750 freed slaves from neighboring islands, and brought them to Drayton plantation on Hilton Head. Kinzie says he and Hunter were "outlawed in general orders on account of arming the negroes, and were to be shot when captured without the benefit of a court martial." The disaster was averted when the War Department authorized arming the freed slaves; the First South Carolina Volunteers were reorganized under Higginson. Searches for Starr, Riggs and Calhoun yielded no definitive information. The 1st Regiment South Carolina Infantry [Colored] is noted on the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System database as having been organized in 1863; none of the three persons is listed there.

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        Wanderings Among the Falashas in Abyssinia: Together with a Description of the Country and its Various Inhabitants. Illustrated by a Map and Twenty Engravings of scenes and persons, taken on the spot.

      Wertheim, Macintosh, and Hunt, 24, Paternoster-Row, and 23, Holles-Street, Cavendish-Square, London, England 1862 - Lacking front board. Folding engraved "Map of East Sennaar and Abyssinia"; fine engraved hand-tinted frontispiece; 7 full-page tinted plates; 12 in-text engravings. Front blank has the inscription, "Revd. Cha. Bedford. Denton Sussex. April 14th 1865." Unrelated, but it's the day Abraham Lincoln was shot. Henry Aaron Stern was born a Jew in Germany, immigrated to London in 1839, converted to Protestantism at the Palestine Chapel in London and became a lifelong Anglican missionary for the London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews (also known as the London Jewish Society, or London Jews' Society). With his wife, he worked as a missionary, trying to convert Jews in Asia Minor, Jerusalem, Baghdad, Bussorah and Constantinople, and Karaites in the Crimea. At the request of the London Jew's Society and with the permission of King Theodore, Stern travelled to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) to conduct a tour of Jewish villages. While there, in 1863, he became entangled there in a diplomatic dispute that led to his imprisonment. He was rescued five years later by a British military force. In 1881 he received a doctor of divinity degree. He wrote three memoirs, including the one here, which served as source material for Albert Augustus Isaacs' hagiographic 1886 biography of Stern. Fumagalli 242. Hilmy II, p. 260. viii, 322 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Verses Dedicated to the 128th New York Regt

      [Baltimore]: n.p., 1862. First edition. A very good copy with moderate staining mostly to margins, bottom right corner trimmed, slight wear at folds.. 1 sheet. Company E of the 128th New York Regiment (drawn from Kinderhook, Chatham, Valatie, Hillsdale and Austerlitz) was organized at Camp Kelly in Hudson, New York and mustered in September 1862, leaving for Washington D.C. via New York City to Camp Millington, outside of Baltimore, where the regiment practiced drill, was set up just outside of Baltimore. When General J.E.B. Stuart's Confederates approached Gettysburg, the 128th was sent on a rapid jaunt to Gettysburg to engage the enemy but Stuart retreated upon learning of the Union Army's approach and no engagement was to be had. "In Gettysburg we lay that day / All anxious for a brush / But the Rebels did not seem inclined / To gratify our wish./ When they heard that we were coming/ South Mountain they passed o'er." In December 1862 the regiment headed south by ship to join General Nathaniel Banks' Department of the Gulf whose ultimate goal would be to open the Mississippi River to the Union. Sickness and disease devastated the ranks as the ship sailed to New Orleans. Thomas Potts (b.1836?), from Kinderhook, the author of this piece, was discharged shortly after arrival for a disability, on Feb 9 (or 6), 1863. We have been unable to locate any other copies of this broadside in OCLC or other sources.

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        Betrachtungen über Repräsentativverfassung. Nach der zweiten Auflage aus dem Englischen übersetzt und eingeleitet von F. A. Wille.

      Zürich, Verlag von Meyer & Zeller, 1862. 8vo. XXVIII, 232 S. Zeitgenössischer grüner Halbleinen mit Buntpapierbezug und Rückengoldprägung. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Mill (1806-1873) sieht das Hauptproblem für die Neugestaltung der Gesellschaft in einem Ausgleich der Interessen und Ansprüche zwischen Individuum, Gesellschaft und Staat. Er legt dies in der vorliegenden Arbeit dar, die im Original 1861 erschienen ist. Mit diesem Ansatz gilt Mill als einer der Begründer der Politikwissenschaft in England. Versand D: 2,00 EUR

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        Western Australian Maps from Petermann's Geographical Journal published in "Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt," 9 maps from 1862-1881.

      Augustus Petermann, 1862-1881, Gotha: - A collection of nine maps of Australian exploration from Petermann's Journal, from 1862 to 1881. Augustus Petermann studied and worked with famous German and English cartographers in the 1840's, and eventually established his Geographical Journal in 1855, which is published to this day. Through his association with the Royal Geographical Society in London and later as the first head of the Geographical Institute in Gotha, he had extensive correspondence with a large number of explorers and travelers, who contributed the very latest information for the "Journal". His contacts from his R.G.S. days lead to many Australian explorations being reported in his "Journal" and nowhere else (eg. Lefroy 1864). The Petermann Ranges, in the west of South Australia, are named after him. Petermann's maps included much topographical and water system detail and were used to update such atlases as Stieler Hand Atlas. In 1869 Petermann encouraged the German push on the North Pole, organizing 2 expeditions. All maps are lithographs printed in color. [1862]. Provisorische Karte von Frank Gregory's reisen in Nordwest-Australien April bis June 1858 & Mai bis Oktober 1861. 9 3/4 x 8". W.A. from Sharks Bay to Cape Larry. (7)[1863]. Karte der Reise von C. & A. Dempster, Clarkson & Harper innern von West Australien Juli & August 1861. 17 x 10". From York to Lake Grace & Mt. Kennedy. Much detail of an expedition that was never published in English. (9)[1864]. Karte von H.M. Lefroy's Exploration innern von West-Australien Mai bis Juli 1863. 15 1/4 x 10". York to Mt. Robinson with Lake Moore in the top left corner. Never published in English. (10)[1869]. John Forrest's Reise im Innern von West- Australien April-Mai 1869. Nebst Ubersicht der Entdeckungen bis 1869. 17 x 10 1/2". printed outline color. Perth to Murchison River inland to Hampton Plains and Lake Lefroy. Expedition routes include Forrest, AC Gregory, Dale, Austin, Roe, C&A Dempster, Moore, Lefroy & Robinson, F. Gregory, Hunt, Helpman. (20) [1874]. Vorlaufige Skizze von Gosse's & Warburton's Reisen durch West-Australien 1873-4 & Standpunkt der Geographischen Kenntniss dieses Gebietes in 1874. 10 1/2 x 13". Warburton's route from Perth to the overland telegraph, inset of Sydney. (24)[1874]. Thomas Elders' Expedition durch Inner-Australien von Beltana im Osten bis Perth im Western ausgefuhrt durch E. Giles Mai-Nov 1875. 26 x 10 1/2". SW Australia from Bunbury to Adelaide in the south, upper Murchison to north of Lake Eyre in the north. Very unusual projection, water and sea outlined in blue. (26)[1876]. Die Neuesten Entdeckung-reisen im Innern von Australien von Warburton Giles Forrest April 1873-Sept 74. 25 3/4 x 10". Sharks Bay to 90 Mile Beach over to Alice Springs. Much geographical detail on the inland exploration. (27)[1877]. Thomas Elders' Expedition durch Inner-Australien von Murchison im Westen, bis zum Neales im Osten, Ausgefuhrt durch E. Giles, April-Aug 1876. The map illustrates Ernest Giles 2nd expedition across Australia. The explorer's routes marked include Warburton, April 15, 1873 to January 26, 1874; Giles: August 1873 to June 1874; Forrest: Apirl 22 to September 27, 1874. It shows Western Australia from Shark's Bay north to 80 Mile Beach, just beyond present site of Port Hedland and east to Mt. Browne in South Australia. The Petermann Ranges feature just into South Australia, named for the cartographer/publisher, Augustus Petermann. 26 x 10". [1881]. Nordwest-Australien und Timor Meer nach Alex Forrest's Forschungen 1879 und den Neuesten Nautischen Vemessumgen. 10 x 8". Outlines explorations by A. Forrest 1879; L. Leichhardt 1845; AC Gregory 1855-6; J. McD. Stuart 1862; J. McKinlay 1866; G. McMinn 1876; A.W. Sergison 1877; J.G. Brockman 1879-80. Map from south of Roebuck Bay - Coburg Penninsula. Towns and names in English, observations in German. (29) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        GREAT EXPECTATIONS

      Boston: Gardner A. Fuller, 1862. 1st edition thus. Green publisher's cloth stamped in blind. Professionally recased. Occasional stain. Very Good.. 312 pp. 4 plates engraved by F. O. Freeman from designs by A. K. Kipps, 8vo. An interesting, and uncommon, early American edition... Wilkins notes it, stating it '... reached thirty thousand copies.' The Gimbel catalogue does not list a copy, and the VanderPoel collection catalogue only lists a copy of the Extra Illustrations [n. d.] issued by this publisher.

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        The British Museum; Its Antiquities, and Natural History. What to See, and How to See it. A Hand-Book Guide for Visitors.

      London: H. G. Clarke and Co., 1862. Green engraved covers w/ Advertisments. Price Six- Pence. Foldout map of London by John Dower advertisments back. Foldout Ground Plan of the British Museum. Gorilla engraving by F. Shepherd. frontispiece. Engravings, woodcuts, history of exhibits, ect. instructions to visitors. Plentiful advertisments of the time. Minor wear. Quite Rare OCLC finds 1 copy. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Illus. by John Dower F. Shepherd. Antiques. Limited Edition.. Decorative Paper. Very Good.

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        Traité pratique des maladies mentales

      1862 - XVI, 672pp. Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1862, in-8, XVI, 672pp, demi-chagrin marron, dos à faux nerfs (Rel. de l'ép.), PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de ce célèbre traité de Louis Victor Marcé (1828-1864), psychiatre, qui fut reçu premier à l'agrégation dans la promotion de Charcot. Il exerça à la maison de santé d'Ivry, à la ferme Sainte-Anne, puis à Bicêtre. Marcé s'intéressa notamment à la physiologie de l'écriture et aux troubles mentaux de la grossesse des femmes. Cet ouvrage rassemble ses leçons données à l'école pratique de la Faculté de Médecine et comprend une pathologie générale de la folie, une pathologie spéciale, une présentation des états morbides (idiotie, épilepsie, hystérie etc.) ainsi qu'un appendice consacrée aux applications médico-légales. Intérieur frais. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ceylon Almanac and Annual Register for the Year of Our Lord, 1862

      Colombo: William Skeen, Government Printer,, 1862. Octavo. Contemporary red morocco-grained skiver, title gilt to the spine, gilt panels to the boards, marbled edges and endpapers. Slightly rubbed at the extremities, light browning, but overall very good. First edition. Uncommon with COPAC showing runs inevitably at BL, and also at SOAS, and Cambridge, but otherwise just a single volume in the National Archives. A useful digest of local information for the island; weights and measures; rates of pay; directories of the civil, religious, naval and military authorities; routes; shipping intelligence; and so forth.

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        MANUAL OF INSTRUCTION FOR THE VOLUNTEERS AND MILITIA OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES

      Richmond: Weston & Johnston, 1862. xxiv,[25]-559pp. plus eighty-seven plates (five folding). Original brown cloth, stamped in blind, spine stamped in black. Spine faded, minor soiling to rear board. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Light toning, scattered foxing. Very good. The second, supplemented, edition of this Confederate- published guide to soldiering and the art of war, with eighty-two plates not in the first edition of the previous year. Gilham served in the Confederate Army and was a teacher at the Virginia Military Institute. His manual covers topics such as instructions for skirmishes, target practice, marching, and army organization. This edition features an addendum with eighty-seven plates illustrating items such as proper shooting positions, order in battery, and sketches of artillery. Gilham's manual continued to be used into the 21st century and is considered an invaluable piece of Confederate military history. CRANDALL 2419. HARWELL, CONFEDERATE HUNDRED 36. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4837.

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        Lettres de Madame de Sevigne, De Sa Famille et de Ses Amis, 15 vols.--Tome 1 - Tome 14 & Appendice du Tome Douzieme (Additions et Corrections); Nouvelle Edition

      Paris: Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1862. Hardcover. Very Good. Fifteen volumes total--Tome 1-Tome 14 + Appendice. Nouvelle Edition. Most vols. from 1862, though vols. 13 & 14 are from 1866. Half-leather binding by Canape, raised bands, gilt titles on spines, gilt top edges, marbled endpapers, 568 + 554 + 548 + 565 + 572 + 566 + 543 + 572 + 615 + 584 + 532 + 621 + 496 + 603 + 224 pp., illustrated, clean unmarked text, Good to Very Good volumes, small round bookplate on vol. 1's front pastedown, age-toning and foxing to some of the pages, rubbing and wear to the edges of the covers of the books including some loss, vol. 1's spine head with some splitting. Text in French.

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        Lettres de Madame de Sevigne: De sa famille et de ses amis (Complete 14 volume set plus Album volume)

      Librarie de L. Hachette 1862 - 1868, Paris - 14 volume set plus album volume. Uniformly bound in half red morocco with marbled boards and five raised bands to spines. Marbled endpapers, top page edge gilt, other edge untrimmed. Good solid bindings with no cracking to joints. A few light marks to spines, some light foxing to text otherwise in excellent condition throughout. A very attractive set. Overall condition is Very Good Plus. Please Note: This is a very heavy item and international postage will be more than the standard rate - a postage supplement will be requested after the order has been placed. Please contact us for an accurate postage cost for your location. Hardback. Printed pages: 568 + 554 + 548 + 565 + 572 + 566 + 543 + 572 + 615 + 584 + lxxx, 529 + 621 + lxxxiv, 496 + 603 + [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Botuarus Lentiginosus [American Bittern]

      

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        Plates from the Oriental Album]

      New York 1862 - 17 loose color-printed plates, listed by numbering order on contents leaf. Each sheet: 18 x 13 1/2 inches. One of the relatively few American costume books, and certainly the best such created in 19th-century America. This is a notable and unusual instance of the taste for "Turkish" which manifested itself in the furniture of the period, but seldom in books. In terms of American color plate books, this is one of the only large projects from the 1860s, when the Civil War seems to have curtailed production of such lavish enterprises. "The one really big chromolithographic book of this decade.the art is simple, but [Charles] Parson's hand is obvious in the good lithography, and Endicott's printing is well done for its time" - McGrath. ".Endicott achieved a rich variety of color which demonstrated the increased technical ability of American printers in the medium" - Reese. Henry Van Lennep was born in Smyrna, the son of European merchants. Educated, on the advice of American missionaries, in the United States, he returned to Turkey as a missionary in 1840, and spent most of the next twenty years in various parts of the Ottoman Empire. Returning to the United States in 1861, he turned his superb original drawings of Middle Eastern life into THE ORIENTAL ALBUM. 1) TURKISH AND ARMENIAN LADIES (abroad) 2) A TURKISH EFFENDI 4) TURKISH SCRIBE 5) TURKISH LADY OF RANK (at home) 6) TURKISH CAVASS (Police Officer) 7) TURKISH LADY (unveiled) 8) ARMENIAN PIPER 9) ARMENIAN LADIES (at home) 10) ARMENIAN MARRIAGE PROCESSION 11) ARMENIAN BRIDE 12) ALBANIAN GUARD 13) ARMENIAN PEASANT WOMAN 14) BAGHDAD MERCHANT (travelling) 17) GYPSY FORTUNE TELLING 18) BANDIT CHIEF 19) CIRCASSIAN WARRIOR [mounted on card] 20) DRUSE GIRL Bennett, p.108; Blackmer Catalogue 1715; Blackmer Sale 1500; DAB XIX, p.200; McGrath, pp.38,115,162; Reese, Stamped with a National Character 97.

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        Viti: An Account of a Government Mission to the Vitian or Fijian Islands in the Years 1860-61.

      Cambridge: Macmillan & Co., 1862. - 8vo (223 x 140mm), pp. xv, 447, [1 (blank)], [7 (prospectus for Seemann's Flora Vitiensis)], [1 (blank)], [16 (publisher's advertisements)]; M2 signed as a cancel as usual; tinted lithographic frontispiece of Viti chief by Vincent Brooks after D. Macdonald, 3 tinted lithographic plates by Brooks after Macdonald and Mrs Smythe, one double-page engraved map of the Fiji Islands showing Seemann's route, 4 wood-engraved illustrations in the text, one full-page; very occasional light spotting; original green bead-grain cloth by Burn, London (with their ticket on lower pastedown), boards with blind-ruled triple frames, spine lettered in gilt and ruled and decorated in blind, dark brown endpapers; extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, hinges cracked, nevertheless overall a good copy; provenance: traces of adhesive from early bookplate on upper pastedown – E. Dries (20th-century ownership signature on half-title).First edition. Berthold Seemann (1825-72), became a gardener's apprentice at the royal gardens of Linden near Hanover, Germany, aged 14. In 1844, in recognition of his talents, he was sent to Kew Gardens near London, where the director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, William Jackson Hooker, became his patron. At Hooker's instigation Seemann was sent on a scientific voyage to the West Coast of America to replace the recently deceased botanist Thomas Edmonston, and this, his first voyage (under Captain Kellett aboard the Herald) led Seemann from Panama and Mexico to the Arctic regions (in an official search for the explorer Sir John Franklin), and via Hong Kong, Singapore and St Helena, back to England in 1851. Seemann published on his findings and received an honorary doctorate became a fellow of several learned societies. He was also the official representative of the Linnean Society on a voyage to Canada in 1857.Seemann's trip to the Fijian Viti Islands was made upon Hooker's recommendation in 1859: Seemann accompanied commissioner Colonel William James Smythe, to investigate the feasibility of the cession of Fiji to Great Britain, which had been proffered by the Fijian chiefs because of their inability to pay off debts owed to America. Although, in accordance with Smythe's advice, the offer was refused on this occasion (the islands were finally ceded in 1874), Seemann himself was favourably impressed and was confident that the islands, well governed, had much potential as a 'flourishing colony'.In Viti, Seemann built upon his work as a botanist, collector of plant specimens, and author. Viti describes not only the journey via Sydney to Fiji, and the people and plants of Viti, but also the natural resources, manufacture and trade. Chapter III, e.g., is dedicated to cotton, and includes an account of the 'Efforts of British Consul and Missionaries to extend its Cultivation'. The vivid accounts of Vitian culture discuss cannibalism (and note that not all Vitians are cannibals), local customs of story-telling, and religious practices.Sections on botany describe edible plants, poisons, medicinal plants, etc. The Appendices include 'A systematic list of all the Fijian plants at present known', based on 800 species collected by Seemann in 1860. His acknowledgements of international colleagues who confirmed or supplemented his knowledge in preparation of the list read like a Who's Who of mid-nineteenth-century botany. Seemann later published a subscription-based series of botanical pamphlets titled Flora Vitiensis (1865-73, see the prospectus bound in at the end of the present volume), the last of which would not appear until after his death.BM (NH) IV, p. 1893; Hill 1547; Pritzel 8581; Snow, Fiji, Tonga & Rotuma 783; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 11.609; Taylor, Pacific Bibliography, p. 308; UCSC Pacific Bibliography, p. 355. Not in Ferguson. Language: English

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        [COLLECTION OF SIX PAMPHLETS ON THE SUSPENSION OF HABEAS CORPUS AND MARTIAL LAW]

      Philadelphia: John Campbell, 1862. 55; 48; 29; 20; 8; 19pp. Quarto. Original printed wrappers. Spines slightly chipped and perishing, a few wrappers detached. Tanned, with some dust soiling. Minor to moderate edge and corner wear. Two pamphlets unopened. Overall very good. A series of six pamphlets published during the debate over Abraham Lincoln's suspension of habeas corpus at the beginning of the Civil War. Many modern scholars agree with the authors, who denounce the actions of the President as unlawful and unconstitutional; Allen Nevins considered it the worst moment of Lincoln's presidency. In one work, the author provide an analysis of the decision in Ex parte Merryman, in which Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney ruled that the power of suspension lay with Congress, not the Executive. Several other pamphlets respond to the opinions of Horace Binney, a long serving and well renowned Philadelphia lawyer who was engaged by the Executive branch to rebut Taney's opinion and to support Lincoln's actions when he ignored the Chief Justice. Each pamphlet with a statement on the titlepage recto reading, "On large paper, only 49 copies printed." The titles in full are as follows: 1) Parker, Joel: HABEAS CORPUS AND MARTIAL LAW. A REVIEW OF THE OPINION OF CHIEF JUSTICE TANEY, IN THE CASE OF JOHN MERRYMAN. SABIN 58696. 2) [Johnston, James F.]: THE SUSPENDING POWER AND THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS. SABIN 36368. 3) [Montgomery, John T.]: THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS AND MR. BINNEY. SABIN 50152. 4) Wharton, George M.: REMARKS ON MR. BINNEY'S TREATISE ON THE WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS. 5) Wharton, George M.: ANSWER TO MR. BINNEY'S REPLY TO "REMARKS" ON HIS TREATISE ON THE HABEAS CORPUS. 6) Jackson, Tatlow: MARTIAL LAW: WHAT IS IT? AND WHO CAN DECLARE IT? Scarce, particularly when offered as a set, thus.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. With Notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot. Edited, with additional notes, by William Smith.

      London: John Murray, 1862 - 8 volumes, octavo (217 × 131 mm). Contemporary full calf by Maclehose of Glasgow, richly gilt spines, red and green twin labels, pale brown numbering roundels, gilt roll tool border on sides, marbled edges & endpapers. Simple contemporary book label of James Clerk. A few light abrasions to covers, scattered foxing. Portrait frontispiece of Gibbon, 12 engraved folding maps (some hand-coloured), 2 other maps. A most attractively bound library set in the edition of the classical and biblical scholar Sir William Smith (1813-1893), first published in 1854-55.

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        Andalusian Turnix [Little Button Quail]

      Richter after Gould Andalusian Turnix [Little Button Quail] An original hand-coloured lithograph which has been used as a pattern plate for colouring, for Gould's "Birds of Great Britain", London 1862-73 350 x 243 mm. £470

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        Spotted Sandpiper.

      W. Hart after J. Gould. Spotted Sandpiper. Original hand-coloured lithograph for Gould's Birds of Great Britain, 1862-73. 190 x 372 mm. £450

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        Kentish Plover.

      H.C. Richter after W. Hart. Kentish Plover. Original hand-coloured lithograph for Gould's Birds of Great Britain, 1862-73. 203 x 405 mm. £580

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        Little Bustard.

      H.C. Richter after J. Wolf. Little Bustard. Original hand-coloured lithograph for Gould's Birds of Great Britain, 1862-73. 279 x 416 mm. £650

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        Purple Sandpiper.

      H.C. Richter after J. Gould. Purple Sandpiper. Original hand-coloured lithograph for Gould's Birds of Great Britain, 1862-73. 223 x 410 mm. £450

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        Grey-headed Wagtail

      Vol III Richter after Gould Grey-headed Wagtail An original hand-coloured lithograph for Gould's Birds of Great Britain, 1862-73 530 x 360 mm approx £450

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        Geprüftes Musterkochbuch der ungarischen Küche, alles Vorzügliche der ungarischen Nationalküche, sowie auch der französischen und deutschen Kochkunst umfassend, nebst einer vollständigen Anweisung zum Einmachen der Früchte und Gemüse nach der neuesten, billigsten und zweckmäßigsten Verfahrungsweisen und einer gründlichen Belehrung über die Tranchirkunst (mit 17 in den Text gedruckten Illustrationen) und das Arrangieren größerer Tafeln; Dazu ein Anhang auserlesener Speisezettel auf alle Tage des Jahres ; Ein praktisches Handbuch für Hausfrauen und Feinschmecker,

      Pest; Wien, Hartleben, 1862 - mit 17 Illustrationen im Text, XII, 334 Seiten, ORDENTLICHES EXEMPLAR DIESES SEHR SELTENEN UND GESUCHTEN TITELS; INNEN SEHR VEREINZELT LEICHT FLECKIG. Weiss Nr. 2063 Sprache: Deutsch 12x18, dunkle Pappe (späterer Einband) unter verwendung der Original-Einband-Decke, [Attributes: First Edition]

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        G. Kreutzberg weltberühmte Menagerie mit Extrazug von Magdeburg Mittowch Nachmittag hier eingetroffen, wird eröffnet Heute Freitag den 4. October. Um 4 Uhr große Hauptfütterung durch den Thierbändiger G. Kreutzberg in dem eigends dazu erbauten Central-Käfig mit Löwen, Tigern, Leoparden, Hyenen und Bären. (Unterzeichner:) G. Kreutzberg, Eigenthümer der Menagerie.

      Leipzig, Oskar Leiner (1862). Plakat mit typgraph. Text und Holzschnitt (15 x 35 cm; sign. Uhlmann). Auf gelbem Papier. Blattgr.: 63 x 44 cm. Seltenes Plakat zu dem Gastspiel der Wandermenagerie des Gottlieb Christian Kreutzberg (1810 oder 1814 - 1874) in Leipzig. Der Tierschausteller Kreutzberg konnte durch den Erwerb der Tiere aus den Menagerien von Wilhelm van Aken und Anton van Aken eine ungewöhnliche Menge an wilden Tieren zeigen: - Das Plakat teilt mit, Kreutzberg hat \"erst kürzlich die Menagerie durch Ankauf eines Rhinoceros vermehrt, welches hier seit 25 jahren nicht zusehen war und sich durch besondere Schönheit auszeichnet\"; daneben gibt es noch zu bestaunen: \"4 Königstiger, 6 Löwen, Tiger, Panther, Jaguare, Hyenen, schwarze Tiger, Strausse, Condor, Lamas, Antilopen, der kleine Elephant, die 3 Giraffen aus Egpten und eine der schönsten Samlungen von Affen, Vögeln und andern Raubthiere\". Besondere Neugier mögen \"Zwei ausgezeichnet schöne neu entdeckte Thiere (deren Name unbekannt ist)\" entfacht haben. - Der hübsche Holzschnitt (mit kleiner Hinterlegung) zeigt Kreutzberg, der seinen Kopf vertrauensvoll in das aufgerissene Maul eines Löwen legt. Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Historically important and previously unreported letter: Generals Stonewall Jackson and R. S. Ewell order two spies from "beyond our lines." Could the information they received have caused the routing of Union General Pope at 2nd Manassas?

      n.p., July 24, 1862. 4.5" x 7.25". "War-date Autograph Letter Signed ""T. J. Jackson Maj. Genl,"" 1 page, 4.5"" x 7.25"". July 24, 1862. To Major General Richard S. Ewell who has docketed the letter on verso in pencil, signing ""R.S. Ewell."" Lightly soiled with scattered staining on verso. Expertly strengthened. Lightly professionally cleaned. Fine condition.Gen. Stonewall Jackson orders two spies to help the President of the Orange & Alexandria Railroad procure information from ""beyond our lines"" --- just weeks later Jackson's army struck the railroad at Manassas Junction forcing Union Gen. Pope to retreat in the Battle of 2nd Manassas --- Pope was blamed for the defeat and removed from command.On January 24, 1862, Ewell was promoted to Major General and served alongside General Stonewall Jackson through the Valley Campaign in Virginia. In full, ""General, Please let Mr. J.S. Barbour select a couple of men from your command for the purpose of procuring information beyond our lines. Respectfully yours, T.J. Jackson Maj. Genl.""Addressed in Jackson's hand at lower left to Maj. Gen. R. S. Ewell. On verso are two dockets in Gen. Ewell's hand in light pencil: ""Mr. Barbour wishes to confer with two men from the 13th Va., he is referred to Genl. Early. July 24, 62 R.S. Ewell"" and ""Genl. Early will please detail the men if Mr. Barbour find those he wishes."" ""Mr. J.S. Barbour"" was John Strode Barbour (1820-1892), President of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. When Union Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia joined Gen. George B. McClellan in the Valley and Gen. Pope moved toward Gordonsville, Virginia, a railroad junction strategically located between Richmond and the Valley, General Robert E. Lee sent Gen. Jackson to protect the town. The Orange and Alexandria Railroad extended from Alexandria to Gordonsville, Virginia. Ostensibly, Barbour wanted spies, ""a couple of men"" from the 13th Virginia ""for the purpose of procuring information beyond our lines…"" His railroad line was the only rail link between Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, and the Shenandoah Valley.Worthy of further research: What information was obtained from the two spies by Barbour and given to Gen. Jackson? On the evening of August 26, 1862, after passing around Union Gen. John Pope's right flank, Major General Stonewall Jackson's wing of the army struck Barbour's Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Bristoe Station and before daybreak August 27th, marched to capture and destroy the massive Union supply depot at Manassas Junction. Also supporting this is a letter dated one day later ""Pope had begun moving the Union army toward Gordonsville, in part: “The enemy’s cavalry about 1400 strong crossed the Blue Ridge yesterday in the direction of Conrad’s Store. You should keep a look out . . . and see that the enemy does not turn your flank and get in your rear. Should he attempt to get to the C[entral] R. R. . . . please telegraph or let me know in the quickest possible time. . . . I am well satisfied that you are making good use of your time by drilling . . . I wish that you would have your weekly inspection on Saturday evening instead of Sunday, and give your command every practicable opportunity of observing the Sabbath.” This surprise movement, perhaps on information procured by the spies, forced Gen. Pope's Army into an abrupt retreat across Bull Run Creek, having lost 15,000 men. Gen. Pope was blamed for the defeat and relieved of his command."

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        Confederate Naval hero John Taylor Wood telegrams his wife after serving aboard the CSS Virginia as it battled the USS Monitor at the Battle of Hampton Roads, calling it a " Great Victory "

      [Hampton Roads, VA], March 9, [1862], Oct. 4, 1861. 4.75" x 6.5", 8" x 9.75". "Manuscript Letter, 1 page, 4.75"" x 6.5"" on ""Norfolk and Petersburg Rail Road Company's TELEGRAPH LINE"" stationery, Norfolk, March 9, [1862], to ""Mrs. John T. Wood."" Light adhesive remnants on verso, usual folds, else fine. Offered together with Stephen Mallory Partly-printed Document Signed, ""S R Mallory,"" as Secretary of the Confederate States Navy, 1 page, 8"" x 9.75"", Richmond, October 4, 1861, appointing Taylor, ""A Lieutenant in the Navy of the Confederate States..."" Light toning along expected folds, else fine.A fine communication from Wood, who served as a lieutenant aboard the C.S.S. Virginia (formerly the U.S.S. Merrimack), after concluding the first battle against the U.S.S. Monitor: the first engagement between two ironclads in the history of naval warfare. Although most historians have concluded that the battle ended in a stalemate with no clear victor, the crew of the Virginia viewed the two day action, in which the Confederate ironclad destroyed two Union warships and forced several others to run aground as well as forcing the Monitor to withdraw after an exploding shell scored a direct hit on its pilothouse, blinding Captain Worden. Taylor's message reads in full: ""Thank Heaven all well Great Victory"" Believing that they had won the day, the Virginia's captain Catesby ap Roger Jones ordered the ship back to port. Meanwhile, the crew of the Monitor regrouped, and returned to the scene under the command of its executive officer only to find that the Virginia, which had been badly damaged in the firefight, had withdrawn. John Taylor Wood (1830-1904) , the son of Union General Robert Wood and Anne Taylor, the daughter of President Zachary Taylor, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1852. Initially maintaining a neutral stance following the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860, his sympathies headed South after the Battle of Fort Sumter. On April 21, 1861, he resigned his commission in the U.S. Navy and retired to his Maryland farm. The farming life did not last long, however, as life was becoming too dangerous. Fearing for the safety of his family, the Woods moved south to Richmond, Virginias where his uncle, Jefferson Davis, was now presiding over the Confederate capital (Jefferson Davis' first wife, Sarah Taylor, was Wood's mother's sister).In October 1861, Taylor received a commission as a lieutenant in the Confederate States Navy and became an officer aboard the C.S.S. Virginia (the former U.S.S. Merrimack) and fought against he U.S.S. Monitor at the Battle of Hampton Roads. Wood commanded the rear pivot gun and fired the shot that wounded the Monitor's captain. Appointed an aide-de-camp to President Jefferson Davis, Wood was awarded the rank and pay of a colonel of cavalry, giving him simultaneous commands in both the Confederate Army and Navy allowing him to serve as an effective liaison between the services and the government in Richmond. In that capacity, Wood undertook an extensive survey of Confederate costal defenses. During the summer of 1863, he led a series of successful raids against Union shipping in Chesapeake Bay. In the summer of 1864, Wood commanded the C.S.S. Tallahassee, a raider and blockade runner. During his tenure aboard the Tallahassee, he captured an astounding 33 Union ships during a ten-day period off the coast of New England. By April 1865, the situation looked grim for the Confederacy. Wood was with his uncle on April 2, attending St. Paul's Church in Richmond, when a telegram from Lee arrived informing the president that Petersburg would soon fall and the government must evacuate. That evening, he, Davis, and other members of the Confederate government boarded a train for Danville, Virginia. They continued their flight south, where, on May 10, 1865, near the town of Irwinsville, Georgia, Davis and Wood were both captured by Union forces. Wood soon made his escape, with his uncle's permission, by bribing one of his captors and hiding in a nearby swamp until the Federals and their prisoners left the area. Wood made his way south to Florida and met up with Major General John C. Breckinridge. Acquiring a small boat, Wood, Breckinridge, and several other men first attempted to row east to The Bahamas, but abandoned the plan and decided to instead make their way south toward Cuba. He managed to trade with a crew of Union deserters his boat for their slightly bigger sloop. They reached the north shore of Cuban on June 10. He remained in Cuba for two weeks before heading north to Canada, where his family soon joined him. Reunited, they settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and remained there for the rest of their lives. John Taylor Wood died on July 19, 1904. "

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        Carte des iles Ponza et Ventotene.

      Parigi, 1862 - Incisione in rame di mm 630x910, incisa da Collin su rilevamenti di Darondeau, Viard, Ploix e Larousse. Carta nautica del Tirreno con costa del basso Lazio ed isole di Ponza, Ventotene, Palmarola, Zannone. In basso sono tracciati i profili delle isole. E' visibile anche la vicina costa italiana compresa tra il Lago di Sabaudia e Formia. Ben conservata.

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        Pictures of Life and Character From the Collection of Mr Punch [Series 1-5, all published]

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1862-1863 (vols 1-3); London: Bradbury and Agnew, n.d. (vols 4-5), 1862. Early impressions of the five series, which were originally published from 1854 through 1869. See Field, John Leech on My Shelves, page 62, for the publication history. Some faint smudges on the cloth; fine set. Complete sets are uncommon.. 5 vols, oblong folio, later brown half morocco by the Oxford University Press bindery, brown cloth sides and matching brown cloth endpapers, gilt lettering, a.e.g. Pictorial title-pages and each leaf illustrated on the verso and recto with a series of Leech's cartoons. The well-known and enormously popular collection of Leech's Punch illustrations, here handsomely reproduced and bound.

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

      London: John Murray,, 1862. With Notes by Dean Milman and M. Guizot. Edited, with additional notes, by William Smith. 8 volumes, octavo (217 × 131 mm). Contemporary full calf by Maclehose of Glasgow, richly gilt spines, red and green twin labels, pale brown numbering roundels, gilt roll tool border on sides, marbled edges & endpapers. Portrait frontispiece of Gibbon, 12 engraved folding maps (some hand-coloured), 2 other maps. Simple contemporary book label of James Clerk. A few light abrasions to covers, scattered foxing. A most attractively bound library set in the edition of the classical and biblical scholar Sir William Smith (1813-1893), first published in 1854-55.

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        Bibel und Josephus über Jerusalem und das Heilige Grab wider Robinson und neuere Sionspilger als Anhang zu den Reisen im Morgenlande.

      Lund: 1862 - 444 S. Pp. der Zeit. Alte Bibliotheksstempel auf dem Titel (entwidmet), altes Signatur-Etikett auf dem Rücken, Rückengelenke berieben.

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