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2018-04-12 15:18:36
Quran
No place, [1862?]. 8vo. 307 ff. Naskhi calligraphy, 15 lines. Black ink on polished paper; Borders in red and gold; sura headings in white ink on gilt; gilt discs for verse divisions. Double-page 'unwan on first two pages shows elaborate gilt ornamentation; colophon shows floral ornamentation in green and gilt. Coloured floral decoration to margins. Later cloth. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH [Austria]
2018-04-12 07:18:15
HUGO, Victor
1862 1st Paris ed Les Misérables Victor HUGO French Illustrated Literature 10v “Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” Victor Hugo, Les Misérables The best-known and oft-considered greatest French writer is unarguably Victor Hugo. His romance novels and stories have withstood the test of language and time. His most famous work, ‘Les Miserables’, has been transformed into film, theatre, and opera. This first French (PARIS) edition of ‘Les Mis’ states 1862 on the title page, and does include mention of Brussels, Lacroix, which was the location of the true first printing of this landmark work. This first Paris edition includes all ten expected volumes and does mention an edition on title pages (states huitieme, but this is well known now to be indicative of 1st Paris edition). This beautiful, complete, leather bound set, is illustrated throughout with full-page engraved plates. Item number: #3093 Price: $1950 HUGO, Victor Les Miserables Paris : Pagnerre, 1862. First edition. (Mention of the editors Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie in Brussels printed on the page next to the title.) Details: • Collation complete with all pages; 10 volume set: o Vol. I: 355 o Vol. II: 382 o Vol. III: 351 o Vol. IV: 318 o Vol. V: 320 o Vol. VI: 297 o Vol. VII: 432 o Vol. VIII: 399 o Vol. IX: 400 o Vol. X: 306 • Binding: Leather; tight & secure • Language: French • Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Schilb Antiquarian [Columbia, MO, U.S.A.]
2018-04-12 01:46:34
[BURKE & WILLS SEARCH EXPEDITION] VICTORIAN PARLIAMENT.
Melbourne: John Ferres, Governmewnt Printer, 1862. Two reports bound together, foolscap folio, the first report with 52 pp. and three folding maps; the second 32 pp.; fine in recent quarter dark blue morocco by Sangorski. Two important Burke and Wills related reports, with the rare lithographic maps. The reports relate to two major relief parties sent in search of the missing explorers by Landsborough and Walker, and include the only contemporary printing of anything relating to Walker (Landsborough, a keener self-promoter, published his own account). The second report prints the coastal journal of Norman, captain of the Victoria. The Victoria had been sent to the Gulf of Carpentaria because of the belief that Burke and Wills were most likely lost in the far north. The first report includes three important and rare maps showing Albert River, Flinders River, and "Walker and Landsborough's Routes". Lithographed in Melbourne in April 1862, they were bound into only a limited number of copies, most probably prepared for parliamentarians and persons closely connected to the relief expedition.Landsborough, a seasoned explorer, struck out from the Albert River, and ultimately crossed the continent via Coopers Creek and Menindie, an important expedition in its own right. At the same time, Frederick Walker went inland from Rockhampton. Walker had served as a superintendent of native police at Wagga, and had become a sort of vigilante, but he was the one who found traces of Burke's encampment before returning to the east coast of Queensland on foot.The second report prints the journa … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Hordern House [Australia]
2018-04-10 09:29:46
CAUMONT DE LA FORCE (Charlotte-Rose)
Paris, Aubry, 1862. pl. veau fauve glacé, triple encadr. de filet doré sur les plats, dos à orné genre XVIIIe, dent. intérieure, tête dorée, couv. conservée, (Thierry, succ. Petit-Simi). 1 des 323 ex. sur papier vergé, très bel exemplaire en reliure pastiche. Edition originale tirée seulement à 350 exemplaires. Publiée avec une introduction du marquis de La Grange qui avait acquis le manuscrit lors de la vente de la bibliothèque de Louis Philippe en 1852. Écrite en 1701, cette fiction met en scène des personnalités de la régence de Marie de Médicis et du début du règne de Louis XIII ; la princesse de Conti, Bassompierre, le duc de Guise, la duchesse de Nevers. qui s'amusent avec des jeux d'esprit alors en vogue dans les salons : Le pour et le contre, Le jeu du songe, Le jeu du courrier, Le jeu des métamorphoses, Le jeu de la pensée et Le jeu du roman. Melle de La Force, célèbre pour ses aventures galantes et sa vie agitée, introduisit la féerie dans la haute société frivole, mais on oeuvre connue dans toute l'Europe, tomba dans l'oubli. Elle revient au goût du jour en 1862 lorsque M. de La Grange publia « Les jeux d'esprit ». cf. Michel Souloumiac « Mademoiselle de La Force, un auteur méconnu du XVII ème siècle ». in 12, de 2ff. XXXVI -152pp. 2ff., [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: L'intersigne Livres anciens [Saint Xandre - La Rochelle, --, France]
2018-04-09 09:36:07
UNION ARMY—GETTYSBURG CALVIN H. CONANT
Manuscript Diary, August 1862-December 1863. Standard format leatherette pocket diary written in both pen and pencil. 142 pp., 3 x 4 3/4 in. "marched to Gettisburg 10 miles.about 1 'clock in afternoon went in to the fight. It was a hard one & was taken Prisoner as was 40% of my reg and the rest was either killed or wounded."Shoemaker Calvin Conant was a private in Company G of the 13th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry when he was taken prisoner at the Second Battle of Bull Run on August 30, 1862. For the next three months, he was at home in Massachusetts waiting to be "exchanged" for Confederate a prisoner. He rejoined his regiment in December, after missing the Battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg. He participated in the Mud March and the Battle of Chancellorsville but was taken prisoner on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, soon after joining the battle. He spent the next six weeks in a parole camp outside of Philadelphia before rejoining his regiment in mid-August 1863. ExcerptsAugust 30, 1862: "Fight at Bull run I was taken Prisoner"August 31: "I was held a prisoner now under guard they give me nothing to eat."September 1: "still with the Rebels they offer me nothing to eat."September 2: "under guard as usual I am getting very hungry"September 3: "was Paroled and sent home by the way of Fairfax hence to Alexandria"September 4: "I am on my way to Washington hearing my Reg is here I am goin to it found it on Halls Hill concluded to stop all night"September 5: "left my Reg and went on my way to Washington in company with 4 boys of the 2d Mass Reg arived in the Ci … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc. [White Plains, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-04-04 01:45:20
Shaw, Dr Norton editor, Royal Geographical Society
John Murray, London, 1862. Volume the Thirty-Second. CLXXII + pp. 1-586. 16 folding maps & illustrations. Yang.Tse, Fiji Islands, Harran, North Palestine, Borneo, Africa, Trans-Indus frontier of British India, Wuzeristan (sic), Zulu countries, North-west coast of Australia, Lake of Issuk-kul. VG+ in orig. printed wraps. Text uncut. Intended to be bound by orig. purchase. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Trophy Room Books [Agoura, CA, U.S.A.]
2018-04-03 06:17:19
Brett, Walter
The archive consists of 3 ledger account books, 542 pp; 565 letterhead receipts/invoices; 8 letters, 14 pp.; 36 loose manuscript pp. of accounts; 1 broadside with illustration of the Steamboat Walter Brett; plus 92 miscellaneous pieces of ephemera, all dated 1862 to 1896.Description of Collection:With the three ledger account books and over 500 printed and manuscript letterhead invoices/receipts, and other ephemera, this collection allows a very good look at the river trade of the Hudson River and the towns and cities of its Valley. The account books of the Steamboat Walter Brett and the Barge Isaac C. Ogden are informative of the business activity of Captain Walter Brett: who he was dealing with, the costs involved, locations, and products and materials that were being transported. The collection includes:1 Account Ledger of [Walter Brett], 37 manuscript pp., plus blanks, with 5 manuscript pp. index; dated March 1862 to June 1874; measures 7 ½" x 12", bound in half leather, marbled paper backed boards; lacks spine, boards detached, signatures loose; worn at corners; includes the following accounts: Invoices for Coal; Expenses of Yard; Hired Help; Interest; Stationary; Sales of Coal; Cash Received; Bills Payable; Walter Brett, Executor in Acct w/ Estate of Peter Brett.1 Account Ledger of Walter Brett & W.J. Irvin, 297 manuscript pp., plus blanks, with 21 manuscript pp. index; measures 8" x 12 ½", bound in calf, worn, reinforced hinge, entries dated 2 May 1882 to 29 November 1894; includes approximately 223 accounts of various individuals/companies that Brett & Irvin conduct … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Michael Brown Rare Books, LLC [U.S.A.]
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2018-04-03 04:34:28
Nesfield, William Eden. [Geoghegan, Charles]
[London], Published by Day and Son, 1862. Folio (31 cm x 43 cm). 14 pages Index to the plates and 100 full page plates / Fantastic Illustrations. Original Hardcover with rich gilt ornament to front board. Spine missing. Very few pages cleanly detached. Complete and rare publication. This the copy from the library of Dublin Architect and Engineer Charles Geoghegan, with his name on the titlepage. William Eden Nesfield (2 April 1835 - 25 March 1888) was an English architect. Like his some-time partner, Richard Norman Shaw, he designed several houses in Britain in the revived ‚Old English' and ‚Queen Anne' styles during the 1860s and 1870s. He was also a designer and painter. William Eden Nesfield was born in Bath on 2 April 1835, the eldest son of the landscape architect and painter William Andrews Nesfield. He was educated at Eton College. In 1850 he was articled to the architect William Burn, but after two years he moved to the practice of his uncle by marriage, Anthony Salvin. He studied architectural drawing under James Kellaway Colling. He travelled widely in the 1850s, and published his drawings in Specimens of Mediaeval Architecture (1862), which was dedicated to William Craven, 2nd Earl of Craven. Around 1860 he started his own architectural practice; but he soon linked up with his friend Richard Norman Shaw, with whom he was in a formal partnership between 1866 and 1869, though they kept their jobs separate. Nesfield and Shaw contributed greatly to the new styles of domestic architecture in Britain, which began in the 1860s and flourished in the 1870s, notably the O … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Woodpecker Books [Ireland]
2018-03-31 13:48:35
(Exhibition-1862)
(EXPOSITION--LONDON--1862) THE ART JOURNAL ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1862. London: James S. Virtue, 1862. Small folio. Contemporary quarter calf, all edges gilt. xii, 324 pages, 10 lithographic plates. First edition. A profusely illustrated catalogue for the London 1862 exhibition (the much enlarged successful followup to the original inaugural 1851 exhibition) published by The Art Journal featuring articles on the fine and decorative arts such as "The International Exhibition, " "The Mediaeval Court, " "Notes on the Raw Materials used by Artists as seen in the Exhibition, " "Machinery employed in Art-Manufactures, " "Art in its Influence on Art-Manufacture, " "Modern Sculpture of all nations in the Exhibition, " among others. Every aspect of arts and manufactures is included and well illustrated: furniture, jewellery, iron, steel and brass work, porcelain, terra-cotta, etc., carpets, tapestries, glass, silver, stone and wood carving, wall decoration, works in sculpture, etc. Very good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: The Bookpress Ltd [U.S.A.]
2018-03-28 07:17:14
SAND George (LUGUET Marie)
Nohant 3 janvier 1862, 20,6x13,3cm, 1 page sur un feuillet remplié. - Nohant 3 janvier 1862, 20,6x13,3cm, 1 page sur un feuillet remplié. - lettera autografa firmata da George Sand a Marie Luguet chiama Mario. minore Burr. George Sand invia questo lttre Mario ringraziarla per una lettera che ha ricevuto da lei. Ha scritto: "Vedo che leggere molto e che ti piace la vostra lettura." Mario è infantile cognome Luguet Marie, la nipote dell'attrice Marie Dorval con cui George Sand ha mantenuto una grande amicizia. La ragazza divenne in quel momento l'attrice è venuto in figlio Nohant suonare sul palco del piccolo sabbia teatro. Alla morte di Marie Dorval nel 1859, George Sand ha mostrato un affetto speciale per la sua famiglia. Trasmette l'amicizia di Maurice, suo figlio, Alexandre Manceau, il suo amante. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Lettre autographe signée de George Sand à Marie Luguet dite Mario, 11 lignes écrites à l'encre bleue. Tampon des « Archives et collections de J.L. De­bauve ». Bavures sans gravité, pliures inhérentes à l'en­voi postal. George Sand envoie cette lettre à Mario pour la re­mercier pour un courrier qu'elle a reçu d'elle. Elle lui écrit : « Je t'embrasse, mon cher Mario, et te re­mercie de ta jolie lettre. Je vois que tu lis beau­coup et que tu profites de tes lectures. » Mario est le surnom enfantin de Marie Luguet, la petite fille de l'actrice Marie Dorval. George Sand entretenait une grande amitié avec cette dernière, amitié si intense qu'elle donna lieu à des rumeurs de lesbianisme à Paris. La petite fille, devenue elle aus­si une actrice, était venue enfa … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France]
2018-03-28 07:17:14
SAND GEORGE (LUGUET MARIE)
" - Nohant 3 janvier 1862, 20,6x13,3cm, 1 page sur un feuillet remplié. - Lettre autographe signée de George Sand à Marie Luguet dite Mario, 11 lignes écrites à l'encre bleue. Tampon des « Archives et collections de J.L. Debauve ». Bavures sans gravité, pliures inhérentes à l'envoi postal. George Sand envoie cette lettre à Mario pour la remercier pour un courrier qu'elle a reçu d'elle. Elle lui écrit : « Je t'embrasse, mon cher Mario, et te remercie de ta jolie lettre. Je vois que tu lis beaucoup et que tu profites de tes lectures. » Mario est le surnom enfantin de Marie Luguet, la petite fille de l'actrice Marie Dorval. George Sand entretenait une grande amitié avec cette dernière, amitié si intense qu'elle donna lieu à des rumeurs de lesbianisme à Paris. La petite fille, devenue elle aussi une actrice, était venue enfant à Nohant jouer sur les planches du petit théâtre de Sand. C'est d'ailleurs d'une des pièces jouées sur ce théâtre de Nohant que Marie Luguet tient son surnom. Elle jouait en effet le rôle de Mario dans la pièce éponyme, une comédie chevaleresque, récit des aventures de Mario, fils d'un vieux marquis sous le règne de Louis XIII. À la mort de Marie Dorval en 1849, George Sand fit preuve d'une affection particulière pour la famille de son amie tant adorée : « Vous ne savez pas combien je l'aimais, combien je la connaissais et l'appréciais, cette âme ardente et généreuse, cette intelligence supérieure, ce tendre coeur de femme et de mère. » (Lettre à Caroline Luguet, fille de Marie Dorval) Notre lettre témoigne bien de cet amour maternel de George Sand pour … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-03-27 18:14:13
HUGO VICTOR
" - Pagnerre, Paris 1862, 10 tomes en 10 Vol. in-8 (14,5x23,5cm), reliés. - Edition originale parisienne parue trois jours après celle de Bruxelles. Fausse mention de huitième édition pour les 6 premiers volumes, les 4 derniers, soit les tomes 7 à 10 sans mention aucune. Reliure en demi chagrin maroquinée rouge d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de filets gras et maigres, dorés et à froid. Ensemble bien frais, exempt de rousseurs. Quelques coins émoussés, les autres frottés. Belle série agréablement reliée. Afin de faire un point sur les divers jugements des bibliographes : Alors que Vicaire signale que l'édition française est la véritable originale, Clouzot affirmant que les deux sont originales, on doit préciser que l'édition belge est parue trois jours avant (le 31 mars pour Bruxelles et le 3 avril pour Paris), mais la vérité ne tient pas à une histoire de date. Lacroix est l'éditeur de Hugo, Pagnerre n'en est que le dépositaire à Paris, ce qui explique la présence du nom de Lacroix derrière le faux-titre, conjointement à celui de Lacroix. On sait en outre que L'oeuvre devait paraître dans toutes les grandes capitales en même temps, ce qui arriva à quelques jours près. Pour la question des mentions, cela est vraisemblablement assez simple : pour des raisons commerciales de coût on a procédé à un seul tirage, certains avec des mentions, d'autres pas, afin de les distribuer au cours de l'année comme si chaque fois, il s'agissait de nouvelles éditions. On comprend Clouzot disant qu'une édition sans mention est plus désirable, car elle parait avoir été antérieure, mais dans les fait … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [France, Paris]
2018-03-27 15:49:36
SAND George (LUGUET Marie)
- Nohant 3 janvier 1862, 20,6x13,3cm, 1 page sur un feuillet remplié. - Lettre autographe signée de George Sand à Marie Luguet dite Mario, 11 lignes écrites à l'encre bleue. Prénom de la destinataire au dos du billet. Tampon des "Archives et collections de J.L. Debauve". Bavures sans gravité, pliures inhérentes à l'envoi postal. "Je t'embrasse, mon cher Mario, et te remercie de ta jolie lettre. Je vois que tu lis beaucoup et que tu profites de tes lectures. Maurice et Manceau t'envoient mille bonnes amitiés, et se joignent à moi pour te souhaiter une bonne année tout à fait, joie et bonheur." Mario est le surnom enfantin de Marie Luguet, la petite fille de l'actrice Marie Dorval. George Sand entretenait une grande amitié avec cette dernière, si intense qu'elle donna lieu à des rumeurs de lesbianisme. La petite fille, devenue elle aussi une actrice, était venue enfant à Nohant jouer sur les planches du petit théâtre de Sand. C'est d'ailleurs de l'une des pièces jouées au théâtre de Nohant que Marie Luguet tient son surnom. Elle jouait en effet le rôle de Mario dans la pièce éponyme, une comédie chevaleresque, récit des aventures de Mario, fils d'un vieux marquis sous le règne de Louis XIII. A la mort de Marie Dorval en 1849, George Sand fit preuve d'une affection particulière pour la famille de son amie tant adorée : "Vous ne savez pas combien je l'aimais, combien je la connaissais et l'appréciais, cette âme ardente et généreuse, cette intelligence supérieure, ce tendre cœur de femme et de mère." (Lettre à Caroline Luguet, fille de Marie Dorval). Notre lettre témoigne bien d … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet [Paris, France]
2018-03-27 00:28:36
JACQUEMART, A. & LE BLANT, E.
Paris. J. Techener. 1862. First Edition. highlights. Quarto. Full modern calf skin binding with raised bands. Near fine: Slight foxing to extremities.. 690 Pages, 28 engraved plates with multiple items. 5 raised bands on the spine with gilt lettering. Hand marbled French end papers. Text in French. This is the most elaborate treatise of Chinese porcelain printed in the 19th century. Jacquemart and Le Blant made it their goal to classify the various types of porcelain, in particular the Chinese porcelains. To this day the terms such as Famille Verte, Rose, Noire, Blanc de Chine, Poudre Bleu, Email sur Biscuit are still used. The 28 engraved plates show a wonderful variety of Chinese porcelains, most of which were produced for the European market. Also Japanese wares are extensively described and illustrated. Among one of the most fascinating illustrations is a plate of a jar with Cornelis Pronks decoration of the Doctor's Visit. It is the earliest known depiction of a Pronk porcelain item. A true must for any serious collector!.
Bookseller: Meijering Art Books [Netherlands]
2018-03-25 19:42:37
MINISTERE DE LA GUERRE. ; RANDON Maréchal Cte. de
First edition. 8 lithographed plates (3 double-page, 1 large folding). Large folio. Rebound incorporating the original boards, new endpapers. Very good inside. Together with 7 ms. maps and 3 sketches loosely inserted. Paris, Lemercier, 1861-
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd. [U.K.]
2018-03-23 12:39:24
Paris, Baillieu, Libraire, 1862 8°, 6, 67 S., 57 Abb., Privat-OLwd (gedruckt auf Bütten), Deckel angeschmutzt, Buchblock tadellos. Vorderer u. hinterer Deckel der Broschur gelöst. Buchblock guter Zustand. Es handelt sich dabei um den Totentanz von Troyes aus dem Jahr 1486. Der Text entspricht der ersten Ausgabe. die Holzschnitte wurden mehrfach im Holzschnittverfahren reproduziert. haben aber ihren mittelalterlichen Charakter beibehalten. Gefolgt vom Gespräch der drei Lebenden mit den drei Toten. dem Gespräch des Körpers mit der Seele. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Totentanz
Bookseller: Antiquariat Peter Petrej [Switzerland]
2018-03-23 09:24:31
MINISTERE DE LA GUERRE. ; RANDON Maréchal Cte. de
1862. First edition. 8 lithographed plates (3 double-page, 1 large folding). Large folio. Rebound incorporating the original boards, new endpapers. Very good inside. Together with 7 ms. maps and 3 sketches loosely inserted. Paris, Lemercier, 1861- This rare atlas detailling the events surrounding the Anglo-French expedition of 1860, precedes the official account by Pallu by at least one year. It illustrates the naval engagement with the Chinese at the Taku forts and provides detailed information on the route taken by the foreign troops on their punitive expedition from Tientsin to Peking which ended in the infamous destruction of the Yuanming-yuan Summer Palace. This atlas relates to but is not identical with the Pallu atlas. Detailed description of the maps: 1. Croquis pour servir a l'intelligence des operation sur les cotes de Chine. [General map depicting the Chinese coast as well as Korea and Japan]. 2. Prise de Canton 28 et 29 Décembre 1857 [Attack on Canton] 3. Occupation de Tien-Tsin par la Flotille Anglo-Francaise le 26 Mai 1859. [Map showing the occupation of Tien-tsin by the allied fleet]. 4. Plan du Camp de Tché-fou et de ses Environsi. [Plan showing the area around Yantai with the French positions on the peninsula]. 5. Carte pour servir a l'intelligence des operations du Débarquement des Armées Alliées à l'Embouchure du Peh-Tang-Ho. du Pei-ho. [Map showing the allied operations around the Taku fort]. 6. Combat de Tchang-Kia-Ouang 18 Septembre 1860. [Battle at Tchang-Kia-Ouang]. 7. Combat de Pa-Li-Kiao 21 Septembre 1860. [Battle at Pa-Li-Kiao] 8. Inineraire de l' … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA [London, United Kingdom]
2018-03-21 02:13:03
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey
Carleton, Publisher, 413 Broadway. (Late Rudd & Carleton.), New York, 1862. 12mo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii [9-11] 12-226 [227-228: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, original pebbled blue cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, brown coated endpapers. First edition, first printing with "Thackaray" for "Thackeray" on the title page. This cloth issue was probably simultaneous with the paperbound copies. Aldrich's first collection of short fiction. "The title story is a short novel with three self-contained tales framed within a narrative that establishes the speaker (Paul Lynde) as a resident of a private lunatic asylum, followed by a short 'found manuscript' from colonial witchcraft days, in the light of which the three self-contained tales demonstrate the working out of an ancient curse. Taken as a whole, this marks an important, though overlooked, early contribution to American supernatural fiction. The work has some tonal inconsistencies that show up the author's inexperience (he was only 26 at the time of its publication) but one can also see a rich imagination is at work here, deploying ghosts, dreams, sorcery, fate, curses, prophecies, reincarnation, witchcraft, magic objects and crazy inventions -- not to mention murder, madness and an early locked-room mystery. Chapters 11-14 (the third of the three tales) constitute the first detective story by an American to appear in book form since the publication of Poe's TALES (1845). Not the least of the work's merits is that it mines native material rather than falling back on the accumulate … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB [Elizabethtown, NY, U.S.A.]
2018-03-20 06:17:23
DARWIN, Charles Robert.
John Murray, 1862. 8vo. Original plum cloth, gilt vignette of orchid to upper board, gilt lettering to spine; pp. vi + 365 + (32, ads.), one folding plate, wood-engraved illusts.; slight dulling to spine, previous owner's signature to verso of ffep, otherwise very good indeed, a really sparkling copy. First edition, first issue. Life and Letters quotes Asa Gray as saying that "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." Even Darwin considered that: "This little volume will do good to the Origin, as it will show that I have worked hard on the details." The book 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. Fewer than 2,000 copies were printed of this edition, which was the only John Murray edition of Darwin between 1859 and 1910 not to be bound in green. It sold slowly and though there was a second edition in 1877 there has never been a reprint of the first edition. Freeman 800, variant A.
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd. [United Kingdom]
2018-03-19 20:44:12
DARWIN, Charles Robert.
John Murray, 1862. 8vo. Original plum cloth, gilt vignette of orchid to upper board, gilt lettering to spine; pp. vi + 365 + (32, ads.), one folding plate, wood-engraved illusts.; slight dulling to spine, previous owner's signature to verso of ffep, otherwise very good indeed, a really sparkling copy. First edition, first issue. Life and Letters quotes Asa Gray as saying that "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." Even Darwin considered that: "This little volume will do good to the Origin, as it will show that I have worked hard on the details." The book 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. Fewer than 2,000 copies were printed of this edition, which was the only John Murray edition of Darwin between 1859 and 1910 not to be bound in green. It sold slowly and though there was a second edition in 1877 there has never been a reprint of the first edition. Freeman 800, variant A. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
2018-03-19 09:08:32
Giovanni E. Di Blasi
Palermo, Salvatore Di Marzo e Pietro Pensante Editori, 1862. Tre Volumi in 8°: 789,709,854 pagine. Legatura coeva in tela cerata con titoli in oro al dorso. Tagli spruzzati. Interno fresco: qualche ossidazione sparsa. Testo per due colonne. Rara Edizione siciliana edita dal 1862 al 1864. Sommario dei Volumi: "Cenni su la Vita e le Opere di Giovanni E. Di Blasi; Prefazione dell'Autore - Storia del Regno di Sicilia, Parte Prima - STORIA ANTICA:Dell'Epoca Oscura e Favolosa, Dell'Epoca Greca,Dell'Epoca Cartaginese,Dell'Epoca Romana,Dell'Epoca Greco / Romana, Dell'Epoca Saracina; Parte Seconda - STORIA MODERNA: Dell'Epoca Normanna,Dell'Epoca Sveva ed Angioina, Dell'Epoca Aragonese, Dell'Epoca Castigliana, Dell'Epoca Austriaca, Dell'Epoca Borbonica". Giovanni Evangelista Di Blasi (Palermo, 1720 Palermo, 1812) è stato uno storico e monaco italiano.. prima edizione. Rilegato. ottimo/senza sovraccoperta.
Bookseller: Historia, Regnum et Nobilia [BATTIPAGLIA, SA, Italy]
2018-03-19 03:03:00
Warder, T.B., and James M. Catlett
Richmond: Enquirer Book and Job Press..., 1862. [3]-156,[1, errata],[2],xv-xvi,66pp. plus two folding maps stitched in. 16mo. Stitched as issued, lacks original wrappers. Some repairs to verso of one map. Internally clean. Very good. In a half morocco box. A paramount Civil War item, with "...[m]uch local color and numerous incidents. The action of each Confederate command is followed in detail" (Douglas Southall Freeman). Howes notes some copies were issued with only one map, as in the present case, and some copies were issued with two. "The maps are the best which appear in any Confederate book" - Harwell. This copy includes the maps titled, "Battle Field of Young's Branch, or Manassas Plains" and "Map of the country occupied by the Federal and Confederate Armies...." The first is a very detailed illustration of the battlefield, drawn by James L. Bowen, and lithographed by Hoyer and Ludwig of Richmond for inclusion in the official report of the battle. HOWES W101, "aa." CONFEDERATE HUNDRED 96. CORNERSTONES OF CONFEDERATE COLLECTING 5. CRANDALL 2662. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 5100.
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2018-03-15 03:02:02
Palmer, Fanny
New York: Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St., 1862. A pleasant copy.. Attractive scene, the fore shore a rocky beach with a rowboat. Looking across the water, the steamboat the Sylvan Grove a well as many masted ships. Large homes visible on the opposite shore. Lithograph, original color, couple of foxing spots in the sky and the top margin of the print. Somewhat tanned overall, "F.F. Palmer, del.". Period wood frame with gilt filet.
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2018-03-13 13:32:53
SANSON (Charles-Henri).
P., Dupray de la Mahérie. un tableau résumant les exécutions qui ont eu lieu à Paris pendant la période révolutionnaire, reliures demi - basane bordeaux à coins, dos lisses, titres, tomaisons et doubles filets dorés (rel. de l'époque), qqs rousseurs comme toujours, trace de mouillure claire au tome VI, bon état. Edition originale, bel exemplaire. Peu commun "Cet ouvrage est l'oeuvre du journaliste d'Olbreuse à qui Henri - Clément Sanson avait confié les mémoires et notes laissés par ses ancêtres. Aussi, quoique apocryphes, ces mémoires ne sont pas à rejeter totalement, car ils ont été rédigés à partir de documents originaux. On y trouve le récit de toutes les grandes exécutions durant la Terreur, à commencer par celle de Louis XVI." (Fierro 1315. Tulard 1316) -- "Les Mémoires des Sanson, proposés par Henri - Clément, dernier bourreau d'une lignée inaugurée en 1688, passionné de littérature, de théâtre et de peinture, ruiné par ses dépenses somptuaires et le jeu, révoqué en 1847, n'ont cessé de fasciner. Ils ont déjà bénéficié de plusieurs éditions, complète (en six volumes, en 1862) ou abrégées ; sans compter les textes apocryphes de 1829 et 1830 (dont l'un est dû à Balzac et à L'Héritier de l'Ain). Ecrit par Henri - Clément, aidé par le publiciste D'Olbreuse, qui perçut plus d'un tiers des droits d'auteur, savamment construit si l'on en juge par le plan de l'ouvrage, mettant en exergue le catalogue des peines et des frais de justice, et, la chronologie familiale achevée, les grands événements judiciaires et politiques du XVIIIe siècle avec lesquels elle paraît se confondre … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-11 07:03:34
SYLVAIN (POLET DE FAVEAUX) (ROPS)
1862. relié. DeCollection. Bruxelles, Ernest Parent éditeur, 1862, édition originale. In-8 (18 x 11.5 cm) reliure demi-chagrin marine, dos à nerfs à filets, fleurons et titres dorés, 35 illustrations de F. Rops : frontispice, figures dans le texte et 6 planches h.-texte, 188 pages. Exemplaire en trés bon état de l'édition originale, très rare. L'auteur anonyme, est en vérité Polet de Faveaux, magistrat Belge de son état. Divisé en vingt chapitres, l'ouvrage aborde la chasse à la bécasse sous tous ses aspects, à la lueur des connaissances de l'époque. Si la science cynégétique de cet oiseau a quelque peu évolué, le texte demeure intéressant et surtout formidablement agrémenté par les dessins de Félicien Rops, gendre de l'auteur qui se fait ici dessinateur au trait teinté de beaucoup d'humour : D'où nous vient la bécasse. Habitudes et vol. Chasse à tir et en battue. La passée et la croûle. Cuisine... Quant au titre énigmatique, Mr de Cherville précisait à la sortie de cette édition que ce terme "SUARSUKSIORPOK" vient du Groënlandais et signifie “le chasseur à la bécasse” (La vie à la campagne). Thiebault 571.
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2018-03-10 19:54:48
LE BESGUE, Victor-Amédée
Mallet-Bachelier, 1862. In -8°, pp. 104, ril. con Houel, J., "Tables Arithmétiques, pour servir d'appendice à l'Introduction à la théorie des nombres de M. Le Besgue", Parigi, 1866 (pp. 44 - ma 32, con numerazione problematica). Mezza pelle con titolo e fregi al dorso.
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2018-03-10 01:57:55
THOMAS “STONEWALL” JACKSON
1862. No binding. Fine. Autograph Endorsement Signed, to D.H. Hill. [Virginia], [ca. November 20, 1862], 1 p., on verso of D.H. Hill to Stonewall Jackson. [Virginia], November 20, 1862. 1 p., on blue paper. 250 x 200mm. Jackson gives directions to his division commander, D.H. Hill, on leaving the Shenandoah Valley to join Robert E. Lee in countering the Union offensive in Virginia. On December 13, Jackson and Hill contributed to the Battle of Fredericksburg, a decisive Confederate victory. ""...Your route will be from New Market via Columbia bridge, & Fishers Gap. You will leave the Valley pike at New Market ..."" Complete Transcript[in Hill's hand:] Nov 20th 1862Genl Capt Pendleton's instructions do not state whether I am to go through Harrisonburg. Shall I cross over directly from New Market to Luray or shall I go by Harrisonburg & Stanardsville. I infer the latter. We have about 120 sick at Strasburg & Midletown, besides a good number unfit to march. May I appropriate all my returning ambulances? I learn that we have but nine (9) in the Division. Respectfully D H Hill Maj Gen[endorsement, in Jackson's hand:] My medical director has given directions to yours respecting the sick. As he is not with me at this time, I can not answer yr question respecting the ambulances.Your route will be from New Market via Columbia bridge, & Fishers Gap. You will leave the Valley pike at New Market, [struck: but][inserted: & keep to the right of Luray.][struck: should you require more flour than you]There will be no occasion I hope for your using [inserted: the] flour at Harrisonburg. T. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-08 17:29:20
J. F. Ryder
Cleveland, Ohio: J. F. Ryder, 1862. Cleveland, Ohio: J. F. Ryder. Good with no dust jacket. 1862. Unknown. Softcover. Albumen photograph (Albumen silver print from glass negative? ). Paper pasted on card, of Randolph Station (presume in Pennsylvania). Print quite faded and yellow/brown in tones. Card surround is grubby and lightly spotted, but a scarce image with a Locomotive shownto the side and the small station in the distance. Print surrounded by a double border in gold and 'Atlantic and Great Western Railway' above the image in dark brown Calligraphic type. Lower centre under image, stamped in gold = J. F. Ryder, Photographist, Cleveland, O. Also on the lower right hand side in faded ink someone has written in ink - "Randolph Station". James Fitzallen Ryder was born in April 1826 and he grew up in Tompkins County, near Ithaca, New York. Ryder settled in Cleveland, Ohio; and opened his own studio by 1856. NO date shown but in 1862 Ryder received a major commission from the Atlantic and Great Western Railway to photograph recent construction and completed sections of its Meadville Line, Pennsylvania. Image and surround measures = 34.7 cm x 27 cm (13.7" x 10.7") and the photo itself = 23.8 cm long and 18.8 cm wide (7.4" x 9.4") . Scarce USA Railway photo. See Image. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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2018-03-07 10:15:25
COMPANY D, 1st VERMONT CAVALRY. CIVIL WAR
1862. No binding. Very Good. Manuscript Document Signed, June 1862: List of clothing distributed to 54 men, including 25 caps, 24 blouses, 50 trousers, 66 flannel shirts, 15 drawers, 19 bootees, 69 stockings, and 3 blankets. Each row signed by the soldier who received the items. 1 p., 15 1/2 x 23 3/4 in. ""We the undersigned Non Commissioned Officers Artificers Musicians & Privates of Company 'D' 1st Vt Cavalry do acknowledge to have received of Capt. A. W. Preston the articles of Clothing set oposite our respective names"" Soldiers included:Jacob TrussellHarrison B. MichellJosiah H. MooreGeorge P. BlairGeorge C. C. ClemmentHorace IdeBarney DeckerGeorge A. AustinDan AdamsHarvey BickfordWilliam BuckB. H. BardBartlett S. BardJohn A. BeatonGeorge F. BennettAustin A. BaileyC. W. CliffordAnsen L. ChandlerLoren Chase Jr.Antipas H. Curtis (signed with mark)Milo J. CorlissConsealer F. DurlamJohn S. CoombsJames DavisJohn C. GracyJoseph W. Gordon (Died)Patrick C. GilliganRodney EamesJames EsdonSamuel L. HigginsOrin S. HendrickAzro H. KinersonHarvey A. MarckresArthur MurrayJohn MorseHenry A. MooreKyron MorrillWarren NorrisElijah C. PageFrancis RowellL. S. F. ReedCurtis L. StacyEdwin W. SouthworthMartin V. B. VanceJohn WoodardWilliam WoodardJohn WoodburyFernal H. WebberWilliam WheatonMark M. WheelerJames WrightDarwin J. WrightJ. Hale PowersCharles Knapp
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2018-03-07 10:15:17
CIVIL WAR
Newbern, N.C., 1862. No binding. Fine. Broadside. ""Good News to the Army."" Bartlett & Munn, Agents for Manufacturers. Newbern, N.C., April 17, 1862. 1 p., 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. A remarkable broadside advertising the sale of bulletproof vests to Union forces in North Carolina in the wake of the occupation of much of coastal North Carolina by General Ambrose Burnside's Expeditionary Force. ""We beg leave to say to the officers and soldiers of the Expedition, that after some delay we have received another invoice of those Monitor, or Bullet Proof Vests, which we are selling at our stand, opposite the Post Office, and as it is impossible for us to visit all the various Camps, please call and examine, or order, with measure of breast and waist, which will insure a good fit. We shall be here only a week or two longer, therefore it is for the interest of all who may wish to purchase to call immediately...""Historical BackgroundSeveral firms attempted to sell such bullet proof vests during the war, with ads for body armor even appearing in Harper's Weekly. According to historian Byron Farwell, ""G. & D. Cook & Company of New Haven, Connecticut, offered to Union soldiers a 'soldier's bullet proof vest' in two models, a seven-dollar model for officers and a five-dollar one for enlisted men, and for a time early in the war the Atwater Armor Company also in New Haven, produced two hundred per day. Although they were nonregulation in both Civil War armies, a few volunteer regiments were quipped with them. They proved too heavy to be practical, and the increased efficiency of weapons des … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-07 06:14:20
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Richmond, VA, 1862. No binding. Good. Richmond Whig. Newspaper. Richmond Whig, Richmond, Va., August 30, 1862. 2 pp., 17 x 24 in. On the front page under ""News from the North"" is the text of Abraham Lincoln's reply to New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley. Greeley's letter urging Lincoln to emancipate all slaves in Union-held territory was known as ""The Prayer of Twenty Millions."" It was first published on August 20, 1862. Lincoln responded on August 22, declaring that his paramount goal is to save the Union, regardless of its effect on slavery, as well as his personal views that all men should be free. Excerpt""...As to the policy I 'seem to be pursuing,' as you say, I have not meant to leave any one in doubt. I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored the nearer the Union will be 'the Union as it was.' If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could, at the same time, save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them-My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.-What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save this Union, and what I forbe … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-07 06:14:10
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
"We cannot escape history… In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free… We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best, hope of earth..."One month before signing the Emancipation Proclamation, the president proposes colonization and his plan for compensated emancipation, discusses foreign affairs, reports on progress of the Pacific Railroad, the war and finance. This rare "Sentinel Extra" broadsheet (apparently unrecorded in OCLC) has other news of the day on the verso, including a fantastic article quoting General Meagher's reaction to the resignation of several officers after McClellan was removed.ABRAHAM LINCOLN.Broadsheet, "Sentinel Extra" [place unknown], ca. December 2, 1862, 9â…› x 24 in. 2 pp.Excerpt:"The suspension of specie payments by the banks… made large issues of United States notes unavoidable. In no other way could the payment of the troops and the satisfaction of other just demands be so economically or so well provided for… A return to specie payments, however, at the earliest period … should ever be kept in view. Fluctuations in the value of currency are always injurious… Convertibility, prompt and certain convertibility, into coin is generally acknowledged to be the best and surest safeguard against them; and it is extremely doubtful whether a circulation of United States notes payable in coin and sufficiently large for the wants of the people can be permanently, usefully, and safely maintained…There is no line, straight or crooked, suitable for a national boundary upon which to divide…Among the fr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-07 06:14:08
ABRAHAM LINCOLN. JACOB COLLAMER
1862. No binding. Fine. Autograph Manuscript. Original retained copy of recommendations by Republican Senators, to President Abraham Lincoln, December 18, 1862. With JAMES M. GRIMES. Autograph Endorsement Signed. 3 pp. And with: JAMES GRIMES. Autograph Letter Signed, to Attorney General William M. Evarts. September 26, 1868. Burlington, Iowa; enclosing the preceding letter. 1 p. plus docketing. 8 x 10 in. Grimes' free franked autograph addressed envelope also included. ""The Republican Senators of the United States, entertaining the most unqualified confidence in the patriotism & integrity of the President...feel it is their duty, from the positions they occupy, respectfully to present [these propositions] for executive consideration & action.""- [Senator Jacob Collamer], December 18, 1862""I told you that I somewhere had an original of the paper presented by the republican senators to Mr. Lincoln demanding unity in his councils &c. I have just fallen upon it & enclose it to you.""- Senator James W. Grimes, to William M. Evarts Complete Transcript A meeting of the Republican members of the Senate of the United States, at which they were all present but two,[1] after full consultation, came unanimously to the following conclusions. (One present not voting.)[2] 1st The only course of sustaining this government and restoring & preserving the national existence, and perpetuating the national integrity is by a vigorous & successful prosecution of the war, the same being a patriotic & just war on the part of this nation, produced by, & rendered necessary to suppress, a causeles … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-06 16:43:13
George SAND
Letter autograph signed George Sand Marie Luguet said Mario.Burrs without gravity.George Sand sends this letter to Mario to thank her for a letter she received from her. She writes to him: "I see that you read a lot and that you profit from your readings."Mario is the childish patronym of Marie Luguet, the little daughter of actress Marie Dorval with whom George Sand had a great friendship. The little girl who had become an actress at that time had come to Nohant to play on the stage of Sand's little theater. When Marie Dorval died in 1859, George Sand showed special affection for his family. She gives him the friendship of Maurice, his son, and Alexandre Manceau, his lover. Nohant 3 janvier 1862 20,6x13,3cm 1 page sur un feuillet remplié
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2018-03-04 07:36:37
Dagonet, Henri:
Strasbourg, Berger-Levrault et Fils, 1862. Suivi de considérations pratiques sur l'administration des asiles d'alénés. Accompagné d'une carte statistique des établissements d'aliénés de l'empire francais. 1 gef. Karte, 816 S. Dekorativer Halblederband d. Zt. mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel, marmorierten Buchdeckeln und umlaufendem marmorierten Buchschnitt (Deckel leicht berieben). EA. - Hirsch/H. II, 168. - Dieses Werk stellt eine wichtige Station in der Entwicklung der medizinischen Literatur dar, werden doch in der nachfolgenden Ausgabe von 1876 zum ersten Mal Fotografien zur Illustrationen eines medizinischen Buches benutzt. - Vorsatz und Titelblatt gestempelt, sonst sauber und sehr gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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2018-03-04 07:36:28
DAGONET (Henri)
[3], 1 bl., 816 pp., 1 carte Londres et Madrid, Ballière et fils, 1862, in-8, [3], 1 bl, 816 pp, 1 carte dépl, demi-chagrin brun de l'époque, dos à nerfs, tranches mouchetées, PREMIÈRE ÉDITION de ce célèbre traité de psychiatrie, réédité et enrichi, en 1876 et 1894, de huit planches en photoglyptie. Bien complet de sa carte dépliante des établissements d'aliénés de l'Empire français. Henri Dagonet (1823-1902) fut médecin en chef de l'asile de Stephansfeld, puis professeur agrégé à la Faculté de médecine de Strasbourg, chargé d'enseignement sur les maladies mentales et nerveuses. En 1867, il est nommé médecin en chef de la division des hommes de l'asile Sainte-Anne, à son ouverture. C'est ici-même qu'il organisa, avec Prosper Lucas, Valentin Magnan et Gustave Bouchereau, un enseignement pratique, ouvert au public extérieur à l'asile qui fit l'objet d'une virulente campagne de presse conduisant à sa suspension. Les leçons qu'il dispensa à Strasbourg sont à l'origine de cet ouvrage. Repoussant la classification étiologique de Morel, il s'appuie sur celle admise par les aliénistes (adoptée notamment par Baillarger et Esquirol). Cette classification est fondée sur l'observation clinique et sur la symptomatologie. Ce livre eut un succès considérable. Magnan le cite en ces termes "devenu classique, répandu non seulement en France mais aussi à l'étranger, il a servi de guide à plusieurs générations de médecins; les magistrats, à leur tour, et les administrateurs y puisent de précieux renseignements". Exemplaire en bon état. Traces d'usure aux charnières. Cachet ex-libris du docteur … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-03 09:01:59
Dunant, J. Henry [Jean Henri]
Imprimerie Jules-Guillome Fick, 1862. Edizione originale, con dicitura "Ne se vend pas". Antico rinforzo in carta al dorso, insignificanti mancanze ai bordi dei piatti; ottimo esemplare a pieni margini, con firma di antico possessore e data 1892 a p. 115. Il 24 giugno 1859, nel corso della Seconda guerra di indipendenza, si combatté la celebre battaglia di Solferino che vide contrapporsi l'esercito austriaco e quello francese: il fronte dello scontro si estendeva per 15 km, le forze in campo erano imponenti, arrivando a contare più di 100.000 uomini. La battaglia fu tanto caotica quanto cruenta e feroce, e produsse un numero elevatissimo di morti e feriti. Henry Dunant, 31 enne ginevrino di solida educazione calvinista, si trovò ad assistere alla carneficina per caso: interessi personali dovuti ad un precedente insuccesso imprenditoriale lo avevano spinto in Italia a chiedere aiuto direttamente a Napoleone III, in quei giorni impegnato nella campagna militare. La vista di tanta morte e distruzione segnò profondamente Dunant e lo mosse all'azione: nell'immediato, si prodigò, insieme alla popolazione locale, nella cura e assistenza dei feriti, indipendentemente dalla loro uniforme; e poi, tornato in Svizzera, scrisse «Un souvenir de Solferino», pamphlet in cui descriveva non solo la carneficina a cui aveva assistito ,ma anche la disorganizzazione e l'inefficacia dei soccorsi; con un appello finale: quello alla costituzione di una "Sociétés de secours pour les blessés" fondata su "quelque principe international, conventionnel et sacré" (p. 113), a cui aderissero tutti i govern … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-02 02:52:38
ABRAHAM LINCOLN. JACOB COLLAMER
1862. No binding. Fine. Autograph Manuscript. Original retained copy of recommendations by Republican Senators, to President Abraham Lincoln, December 18, 1862. With JAMES M. GRIMES. Autograph Endorsement Signed. 3 pp. And with: JAMES GRIMES. Autograph Letter Signed, to Attorney General William M. Evarts. September 26, 1868. Burlington, Iowa; enclosing the preceding letter. 1 p. plus docketing. 8 x 10 in. Grimes' free franked autograph addressed envelope also included. ""The Republican Senators of the United States, entertaining the most unqualified confidence in the patriotism & integrity of the President...feel it is their duty, from the positions they occupy, respectfully to present [these propositions] for executive consideration & action.""- [Senator Jacob Collamer], December 18, 1862""I told you that I somewhere had an original of the paper presented by the republican senators to Mr. Lincoln demanding unity in his councils &c. I have just fallen upon it & enclose it to you.""- Senator James W. Grimes, to William M. Evarts Complete Transcript A meeting of the Republican members of the Senate of the United States, at which they were all present but two,[1] after full consultation, came unanimously to the following conclusions. (One present not voting.)[2] 1st The only course of sustaining this government and restoring & preserving the national existence, and perpetuating the national integrity is by a vigorous & successful prosecution of the war, the same being a patriotic & just war on the part of this nation, produced by, & rendered necessary to suppress, a causeles … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-02 01:51:51
Marmont, Marshal (Duke of Ragusa)
Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott & Co. 1862. 272 pp. plus 8 pp. of ads. Brown, elaborately-tooled cloth boards with recent work by our conservationist - rebacked, (the few library markings and pocket which were present expertly removed) and a lovely wraparound spine of rich, dark brown leather. Five raised bands delineated by gilt, oak leaf emboss to each section of spine. Period-correct red leather label and gilt-stamped 1862 to very bottom. Lovely, scarce volume on the art and conduct of war. Two inscriptions to front free endpaper: 1) "Capt. P.B. Johnson A.Q.M. * January 14, 1864" 2) "Presented by Heir December 1874" *AQM = Assistant Quartermaster Captain Johnson was a well-known newspaper correspondent and Republican activist in the states of Washington and Oregon, becoming editor and (soon thereafter) sole owner of the Walla Walla (Washington) union, at some point working for the Portland Oregonian, and finally giving up his financial interest oin the Walla Walla paper in 1890. First published in Paris in 1845, as DE L' ESPRIT DES INSTITUTIONS MILITAIRES, this English translation comprises "a condensation of these principles, not gathered from books, but presented from the author's experience of campaigns in which he played important parts, and on battle-fields of which he was an eye-witness, and, in many cases, a commander of the highest grade..." Two years after publication of the 1864 edition Marmont's classic was adopted by the Confederate Army as an official military manual. Augustus Frederick Louis Viesse De Marmont (1774-1852), was a sub-lieutenant before he wa … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-02 00:20:08
CIVIL WAR
Newbern, N.C., 1862. No binding. Fine. Broadside. ""Good News to the Army."" Bartlett & Munn, Agents for Manufacturers. Newbern, N.C., April 17, 1862. 1 p., 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. A remarkable broadside advertising the sale of bulletproof vests to Union forces in North Carolina in the wake of the occupation of much of coastal North Carolina by General Ambrose Burnside's Expeditionary Force. ""We beg leave to say to the officers and soldiers of the Expedition, that after some delay we have received another invoice of those Monitor, or Bullet Proof Vests, which we are selling at our stand, opposite the Post Office, and as it is impossible for us to visit all the various Camps, please call and examine, or order, with measure of breast and waist, which will insure a good fit. We shall be here only a week or two longer, therefore it is for the interest of all who may wish to purchase to call immediately...""Historical BackgroundSeveral firms attempted to sell such bullet proof vests during the war, with ads for body armor even appearing in Harper's Weekly. According to historian Byron Farwell, ""G. & D. Cook & Company of New Haven, Connecticut, offered to Union soldiers a 'soldier's bullet proof vest' in two models, a seven-dollar model for officers and a five-dollar one for enlisted men, and for a time early in the war the Atwater Armor Company also in New Haven, produced two hundred per day. Although they were nonregulation in both Civil War armies, a few volunteer regiments were quipped with them. They proved too heavy to be practical, and the increased efficiency of weapons des … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2018-03-01 00:04:09
PHILLIPS, John
York: Published for the Author by W. Monkhouse, York and J,Tennant, London. Second edition. Map dimensions 58 x 76.5 cm, overall dimensions 66 x 81.5 cm. Folding map coloured according to the geology of the county on a scale of five miles to one inch, key to the colouring of the strata to the lower left, dissected into 24 sections and mounted on linen, folds between original brown cloth boards, Stanford's label to the upper cover and their advertisement to the inner cover and the folded end section featuring early ownership inscriptions. Slight wear to the covers, very good overall. John Phillips (1800-1874) was the nephew of famous geological mapmaker William Smith. He spent the early part of his career in Yorkshire and published two works on the geology of the county, "Illustrations of the Geology of Yorkshire" (in two volumes, first published 1829 and 1836) and "The Rivers, Mountains and Sea Coast of Yorkshire" (published 1853, the same year as the first edition of this map). He eventually succeeded to the position of reader of Geology at Oxford in 1856 and was a Wollaston Medal winner in 1845. It would appear that the map was issued three times, in 1853 and 1862, with Bristol and York University libraries also reporting an intermediary issue of 1858. None of the editions are common. [Attributes: First Edition]
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2018-02-28 08:00:15
Wraxall, Lascelles, & Robert Wehrhan
London: Hurst & Blacket. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1862. 1st. Leather. frontis'; Engraved frontis'. 3/4 royal blue calf over marbled boards. Contents crisp and bright, .
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2018-02-28 06:20:15
[Colton, G.W., and Phelps & Watson]
New York: Phelps & Watson, 1862. Wall map, 47 x 43 inches, full period color. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in burgundy cloth, on contemporary rollers. A few creases and a bit of expected tanning. Very good. A curious wall map, being a combination of two maps drawn by G.W. Colton and published by Phelps & Watson. The depiction of Virginia is significant on this map. Issued between the time when delegates from western Virginia declared independence from the state, but before West Virginia was admitted into the Union, it shows Virginia with its full pre-Civil War boundary. It is also noteworthy that Virginia was included at all in a map of the "northeastern United States" issued during the Civil War. The upper half shows a map of the entire United States, the southern portion of Canada, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and the tip of Venezuela. All the territories and states of the United States are shown, and no distinction is made between Confederate and Union states. The lower half contains Colton's more detailed county map of the American northeast, with Virginia, Kentucky, and Missouri in the south, and Kansas and the Nebraska and Dakota territories in the west. The entire map is bordered in a grapevine motif with engravings of the U.S. capitol, Mount Vernon, Willamette Falls, Oregon, and the Connecticut River Valley in the corners, and four obelisk-shaped monuments in the vertical borders. It also includes a table of distances within the United States and internationally, as well as tables of "Square Miles and Population of the U … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [US]
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2018-02-28 01:00:11
SANCET, L
Paris, Morel, 1862. ______ Format : In-folio. [390 x 277 mm] Collation : (4), 4, (2) pp., 60 planches. Reliure : Demi-chagrin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). ____ Première édition. Illustré par 60 planches dessinées par L. Sancet et gravées par Auguste Guillemot. Bel exemplaire. *-------*.
Bookseller: Hugues de Latude [FRANCE]
2018-02-27 09:00:37
Macfarlane, Charles and Thomas Thomson
London: Blackie and Son 1862. Large 8vo. In 4 volumes. Uniformly bound in contemporary elaborately gilt-decorated green morocco. Raised bands to spines with gilt panels and maroon leather title labels. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Attractive gilt design of leaves & branches and rose design to both front & rear boards of each volume. Gilt fresh and bright. Slight rubbing & wear to spines & spine ends. Slight foxing to prelims. A few leaves sprung in volume 2. Internally clean. Extra engraved title page to each volume. With over 1,000 in-text engravings. All bindings firm. . Very Good. Gilt-decorated Morocco. 1862.
Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop
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2018-02-26 22:54:23
DOMENECH Emmanuel, Abbé
- Morizot, Paris 1862, 17,5x27cm, reliure de l'éditeur. - Edizione illustrata con 40 tavole inserto color seppia oa colori. Alcuni foxing. Il legame del blu navy metà editor di dolore indietro con quattro scopi nervi decorate quintuple scatole dorate decorate ornamenti angoli dorati, reti freddo telaio in blu navy piatti di cartone guardie e contreplats seta marezzata bianco, tutti i bordi dorati. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée de 40 planches hors-texte en sépia ou en couleurs. Quelques rousseurs. Reliure de l'éditeur en demi chagrin bleu marine, dos à quatre fins nerfs orné de quintuples caissons dorés décorés en angles de fleurons dorés, encadrement de filets à froid sur les plats de cartonnage bleu marine, gardes et contreplats de soie moirée blanche, toutes tranches dorées.  
Bookseller: Librairie Feu Follet
2018-02-26 20:18:13
Meyer, Herrmann Julius (Hrsg.) und H. Kause (Red.):
Hildburghausen : Bibliogr. Inst., 1862 - 1868. 2., gänzlich umgearb. Aufl. mit geograph. Karten, wiss. und techn. Illustr.; Org.-Halbleder mit Rückentitel und -ornamentik Einbände leicht berieben, Rücken insb. an den Kapitalen leicht beschabt, papierbedingt etwas gebräunt, sonst sauber und fest, ohne Einträge. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Allgemeines, Wissenschaft, Allgemeinwissen, Lexika
Bookseller: Versandantiquariat buch-im-speicher [Berlin, Germany]
2018-02-26 09:37:23
Hornung, D. (Hrsg.)
Berlin Selbstverlag, 1862. (21,5 x 13,5 cm). X (richtig XII) (4) 346 S., 1 Bl. Anzeigen. Mit Frontispiz und 2 gefalteten lithographierten Tafeln. Geprägter Leinwandband der Zeit. Durch neue Manifestationen von A. v. Humboldt, Hahnemann, Hufeland u.a. um 176 Seiten vermehrte neue Auflage seiner "Neuesten Manifestationen aus der Geisterwelt". Hier mit dem vielfach fehlenden Frontispiz, einer montierten Original-Photographie Hornungs in montiertem Papier-Rähmchen. - Einband mit Lichtrand. Kapitale etwas bestoßen und eingerissen, sonst gut erhalten - Ackermann V, 1032; Du Prel 992
Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber [Heilbronn, Germany]
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2018-02-26 06:25:20
HALL, Mrs. S.C. (Anna Maria Fielding Hall)
New York: Baker & Godwin, 1862. First American edition, originally published in England in 1847. Original cloth. A little wear at the crown, narrow puncture in the front gutter, very good or better. The second half of the book is a treatise on life insurance, and a promotional advertisement for the Manhattan Life Insurance Company. Near Fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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