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        Poetical Works, The

      London: Edward Moxon, 1863. "A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever" Beautifully Bound by Root & Son [ROOT & Son, binders]. KEATS, John. The Poetical Works of John Keats. With a Memoir, by Richard Monckton Milnes. A New Edition. London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1863. Small octavo (6 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches; 169 x 105 mm.). xlvii, [1, blank], 301, [1, imprint], [1, advertisement], [1, blank] pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Beautifully bound by Root & Son ca. 1930, stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in. Full purple crushed levant morocco, covers with double gilt borders enclosing decorative gilt dots. Within the gilt frame elaborately tooled in gilt in a multi-floral and vine design with a double gilt frame in the center. Spine with five raised bands, elaborately tooled in gilt in a floral design and lettered in gilt in compartments. Gilt ruled board edges, and elaborately ruled and decorated gilt turn-ins, blue marbled paper liners and end-leaves, top edge gilt. Bookplate of Ellor Carlisle Ripley on front liner. A spectacular example in its original purple cloth chemise, housed in its original purple cloth slipcase. Very fine. This little volume contains a thirty-eight page Memoir of John Keats by Richard Monckton Milnes (1809-1885) fellow poet, patron of literature and politician. Milnes was a persistent suitor of Florence Nightingale (who finally refused to marry him), and one of her staunchest supporters along with the statesman Sidney Herbert. The London bindery of W. Root & Son consistently turned-out excellent work, both on fine bindings as here, and on trade bindings and sets. Packer lists the firm in business in Red Lion Square in 1899-1901, and the December 1942 issue of The Rotarian notes with regret that W. Root had been bombed out (uprooted?) of their premises on Paternaster Row during the 1941 Blitz. "Keats [1795-1821] has always been regarded as one of the principal figures in the Romantic movement, and his stature as a poet has grown steadily through all changes in fashion. Tennyson considered him the greatest poet of the 19th century, and Matthew Arnold commended his 'intellectual and spiritual passion' for beauty; the the 20th century he has been discussed and reconsidered by critics from T.S. Eliot and Levis to Trilling" (Oxford Companion to English Literature). Ellor Carlisle Ripley born 1861, died 1956. Buried at Rivercliff Cemetary, Mount Gilead, Morrow County, Ohio, USA.

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        Flower Pagoda

      Albumen print, mounted. 8 x 11 ¼ inches. A fine early photograph of the towering Hua Ta or Flower Pagoda at Guangzhou's most celebrated temple. This is an excellent early photograph of the Hua Ta or Flower Pagoda, the most famous pagoda in Guangzhou, photographed by Ting Shing, Sylvester Dutton, and Vincent Michaels in 1863. Ting Shing, an equal partner in the Dutton & Michaels Studio was "perhaps the earliest commercial Chinese photographer working in Canton" (Bennett, History... Chinese Photographers ... 1844-1879, 118). The Hua Ta or Flower Pagoda, named for its colorful exterior, is the focal point of the famous ancient Buddhist Temple of the Six Banyan Trees in Guangzhou, a renowned Buddhist cultural site. The beautiful octagonal pagoda originally constructed during the Liang period of the Southern Dynasty is regarded as symbol of the city. From the outside the pagoda appears to be nine stories high but there are seventeen levels inside. The interior of the pagoda is adorned with 1000 sculptures of Buddha. In 1863 Dutton and Michaels came to China from San Francisco and opened up a photographic studio in Canton (Guangzhou) with the Chinese photographer Ting Shing. As Terry Bennett notes in History ... 1861-1879 Dutton and Michaels were "fine, experienced photographers who, in the short time they were in China, produced work of the highest merit." This fine photograph shows three Chinese men seated in front of the picturesque ruins of the Hua Ta Pagoda, before the late Qing Dynasty restorations of the temple and grounds.

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        1863 LARGE ANTIQUE MAP - DISPATCH ATLAS- ENVIRONS OF LONDON- LARGE JOINED MAP

      The Weekly Dispatch 1863 - Very large detailed map by Edward Weller from the Dispatch Atlas, published in 1863. The map was originally issued as eight sheets. In this instance they have been joined together, presumably by the publisher or binder to include in this version of the atlas and now form the whole picture. Original outline colour. This is a paper map, as issued, ie is not linen backed. It is a large map with multiple folds, again as issued There is a very narrow margin to part of one edge, cut closely along top margin, couple of small splits to edge of folds otherwise good margins and it would display well when properly mounted and framed. Page Size: Large map, approx 1280 x 940 mm (50.5 x 37 Inches) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Les Pecheurs des Perles - Important Signed Presentation Copy

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. The printed first edition score of his first opera Les Pecheurs des Perles [The Pearl Fishers], arranged by the composer for piano and voices, paginated 1-210 [but in fact 214 pages, as the numbers 85-88 have been repeated]. 4to, bound in roan backed boards, gilt title and bands on spine. Published by Choudens, Paris, n.d. [1863]. Signed and Inscribed on the dedication page in French to the tenor Francois Morini, who sang the major role of Nadir in the first production (and who is listed on the following printed Personages page): "A Nadir Morini - faible témoignage de reconnaissance, d'estime et d'amitié Georges Bizet."<br><br><br />An important and evocative association copy. Les Pecheurs de Perles had its first performance at the Théatre Lyrique, Paris, on 30 September 1863, shortly before Bizet's twenty-fifth birthday. It was given 18 performances, regarded as respectable for a début work, although it did not obtain lasting popularity until after Bizet's death. Its great male friendship duet in Act 1, Au fond du temple saint, sung by Nadir and his rival in love Zurga, is one of the most famous in all opera. Front cover somewhat worn, with bumped corners. Some even browning on the interior pages, which remain clear throughout. The inscription is strongly written, with a large dark signature. Autograph material of Bizet is highly uncommon and presentation scores of this kind are among the rarest of all forms.

      [Bookseller: Schubertiade Music & Arts]
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        FA Association: FIRST EVER PRINTING of the 13 Rules of Football 1863. And 1st ever match at Battersea Park article January 2nd 1864

      Henry Vickers., London. 1863 - Bound volume of this boys magazine containing the very 1st printing of the Association 13 rules of 1863 brought together in the Freemasons Tavern in Queen Street London in the upstairs rooms of this public House on October 26th 1863. This article is dated to the very next month with a 2nd article reporting and covering the Inaugural match played by Association members on Jan 2nd 1964 in Battersea Park with cricketer and sportsman Mr John Lillywhite providing the ball and 30 players in total. With diagram of pitch positions unique to any publication prior as are the printing of the rules for general readership and with the exact wording of the rules that gave the world its greatest game. The bound journal contains stories and other various articles including William Stephen Hayward's Science-fiction serial "The Cloud King" Or; the Adventures of Charlie Skyflier. This author now forgotten died aged 35, yet he was the first to predict the aeroplane and submarine in this tale. The pages are excellent and tight with minimum age wear or handling. The red embossed cloth boards are worn at edges of spine and small wear holes in cloth and some watermarking. Size of a regular hardback printed in double column. Signature of William Hotham of York dated in his hand 1863. Two other volumes No's 3 + 4 will be included due to a final part of one serial being in the 1864 copy, making it complete. * NOTE: The Original handwritten document by Ebenezer Cobb Morley 1st president [1863-66] & 2nd President until 1874 and founder, is seen in photocopy only on display at Manchester in the National Football Museum. A copy of these rules sold by one of the original clubs in pamphlet form, that had miraculously survived sold [by one of the 1871 teams of the Professional Football Association] for 7 figures (We believe in 2013?). The 1st Cup Final was held in March 1872. The Rugby Union rules were formed in 1871 and begun by one of the signatories of this document Richmond FC. The 1st match was scheduled for 19th of December 1863 as they could not wait long to play by the new rules. It was postponed. Record state it was delayed another week to Saturday Jan 9th, this report is dated January 2nd and describes the weather (freezing) and the size of ball, the positions and score 2-0 all quite quaint and different, but also familiar and sensible. The editor Henry Vickers states upon request he will furnish a printed copy of the rules. ****A rare and previously unknown early printing of the birth of the Game of Football. The word "soccer" is derived from Association. FURTHER details can be requested. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Colophon Books.]
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        Historia de Cordoba

      Rafael Arroyo, Córdoba 1863 - 3 tomos encuadernados en 1 mismo volumen en holandesa piel actual, del tomo III solo se publicaron 80 páginas. Formato 4º. 380 p. 392 p. 80 p. 6 láminas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria García Prieto]
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        The Land of the Permauls, or Cochin, its Past and its Present

      1863 - First edition. 8vo. Original brown cloth, original printed label to spine; cloth slightly faded and dust soiled, section of label missing and corners bumped, otherwise good. Ex-libris of Bath public reference library with ms. accession no. and bookplate to front paste-down endpaper and blind-stamp to title-page. pp. x, [2]errata, 577, [1]blank, xxxvii, [1]blank. Madras: Gantz Brothers, A startlingly comprehensive description of Kochi in the mid 19th century. The author, a surgeon and medical officer to the government of the Rajah of Cochin, provides a number of especially detailed chapters on the fauna of the state. He later become a celebrated ichthyologist, publishing several books on the fish of India and Burma. From the library of Colonel S. B. Miles (1838-1914). The bookplate reads ?Presented by - Mrs. Miles in Memory of her Husband, the late Col. Samuel Barrett Miles, 1920.? Miles was an extraordinary figure. His first appointment in Arabia was as Resident at Aden in 1867; he was later made Agent and Consul at Muscat before being promoted Consul General, first at Bagdad then at Zanzibar. He is best known for the remarkable work The Countries and Tribes of the Persian Gulf (1919), which was published posthumously by his widow from an extensive archive of notes, ?many of which were jotted down on odd bits of paper as he [Miles] rode through the desert on his camel? The book remains an authority on Omani history and provides a storehouse of knowledge for any reader interested in the Persian Gulf. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        The Prairie Traveler, A Hand-Book for Overland Expeditions

      Trubner and Co., London, 1863. Good. 7 x 5 inches, xvi, 251, 24 pages, original black blind-stamped cloth, titling to spine, corners bumped, joints partially cracked but strong, chipping to head and tail of spine, The first edition to be edited with notes by Richard F. Burton, Includes engraved frontispiece, folding map, advertisements, "Describes the various routes to California, modes of traveling, outfitting, etc. This for many years remained the standard authority upon the overland routes"(Cowan).

      [Bookseller: Dawson's Book Shop]
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        THE CAPITAL OF THE TYCOON: A Narrative of a Three Years' Residence in Japan.

      Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green 1863. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. xxxi + 469pp. + [i] + x + 539pp. + 24pp. publ. avderts. 16 chromolithos., 2 folding maps, profusely ills. With the bookplates of Edgar A. Blockley and Cliff Parfit and the signature of G.L. Weidemann? Some light browning, original gilt lettered cloth with gilt vignettes to upper boards and with dec. spines sl. chipped and bumped. Cordier, 556. The author was the first consul-general in Japan after the signing of Lord Elgin's treaty. The resulting admission of the foreigners had provoked a fierce reaction amongst the Japanese military classes and Alcocks' legation was often under attack, his interpreter being cut down by a swordsman at the very gates. The book describes all aspects of life in Japan including the diplomacy of western states. Baker ‘... knowledge of the interior (at that time) was restricted to a few towns and routes. Alcock was able to make a number of journeys inland, in the island of Nippon, and to give the world fruits of his labours in a classical work, [the above].' US$1147

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        Original Cabinet Photo 1890s

      Beautiful cabinet photo, a famous image of the 3 young Italian composers, left to right: Pietro Mascagni (1863-1945), Alberto Franchetti (1860-1942) and Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924). Large, original cabinet photo by Guigoni & Bossi, Milan, from the 1890s. Size is 7 x 8.5 inches (21.5 x 17.5 cm), one side is trimmed, 3 small storage holes and some small rust stains, otherwise in very good condition. Rare!

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        Excursions

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1863 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's green cloth and is in excellent condition. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. A wonderful copy housed in a custom slipcase for preservation. We buy Thoreau First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Romola.

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863 - 3 volumes, octavo (192 x 124 mm). Early 20th-century tan half morocco by Birdsall & Son, Northampton, raised bands to spines, blue morocco labels, compartments decorated in gilt, blue cloth sides with a double gilt rule, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Bookplate of Sir George John Armytage, 6th Baronet (1842&#150;1918) to front pastedowns. Extremities a little rubbed, pale spotting to prelims, a couple of leaves refurbished but always in a consistent with honest repair, overall a very good copy. First edition of this historical novel, set in Florence in the 15th century. Parrish pp. 17-8, Sadleir 817. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        THE WORKS OF JOHN MILTON [EIGHT VOLUMES]

      London: Bickers and Bush, 1863. 8vos., 8 volumes; VG; spines paneled tan leather with gilt lettering; rebacked, previous boards; gilt emblem on front and rear boards, gilt and blind-tooled border, gilt tooling on board edges, turn-ins; marbled endpapers and text blocks; bookplate on all front paste-downs; some wear to boards, including some scaring, rubbing to corners; interiors clean, slightly age-toned; please contact for accurate shipping costs; shelved above middle east. Dupont.

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

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

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        Curiosities of Occult Literature [Annotated by Author].

      Arthur Hall Smart and Allen ND ( Ca 1863 - 1878), London - Hardcover, Octavo, xii + 276pp + 52pp (26 leaves) bound in for manuscript notes. Original publisher's blind-stamped pebbled brown cloth, with gilt titling to spine: "Occult / Literature / 1878 / M.S.S." Two tinted plates bound in at rear. Extensively annotated by the author, with additional pages interleaved throughout the volume for his notes, astrological charts, and hand-drawn illustrations, which also fill all the blanks and many margins. A wildly eccentric book, with a rather misleading title. The book is largely an account of the author's life from the time of his first introduction to "astrological science" in 1847 onwards. Much of it is focussed on Cooke's personal, occult, and (rather disastrous) business relationship with the English astrologer "Zadkiel" (Richard James Morrison: 1795 &#150; 1874), with chapters on their failed business ventures interspersed with those chronicling their esoteric pursuits and involvement with occult movements of the time. Cooke, a solicitor, begins with a short biography of Zadkiel, a general discourse on astrology, and a discussion of the actions that he and Zadkiel took to defend a number of astrologers who had been prosecuted, and in some instances imprisoned, for fortune telling. He then gives a precis of a defence of astrology that he published as a pamphlet, and writes of its reception, before going into a discussion crystals and scrying, on which he quotes Frederick Hockley and refers to scrying sessions that he has attended. There follows a discourse on astronomy, and a rather lengthy account of a trip through America, including experiences with the Spiritualist movement, an account of a trip to Glasgow and the foundation of the Astro-Meteorological Society etc. The work is a major biographical source for "Zadkiel" who was a quite remarkable individual, a naval officer, who immersed himself in astrology, and in 1863 famously brought a libel action against Admiral Sir Edward Belcher. In a letter to the "Daily Telegraph" Belcher had asserted that 'the author of "Zadkiel" is the crystal globe seer who gulled many of our nobility about the year 1852' suggesting that Zadkiel had charged money to observe scrying through a crystal globe (sometimes said to have belonged to John Dee) through which various people said they saw visions, conversed with spirits etc. Rather remarkably Zadkiel won the case (in which some say Cooke acted for the defence), apparently on the basis that he did not charge everyone for the viewings, although he was only awarded one pound in damages and deprived of his costs. Cooke's book has a remarkably complex and little-explored bibliographic history, there appear to be two editions, or perhaps better one edition with two different title pages, one (as this) with the imprint Arthur Hall, Smart, and Allen, and the other with "Privately Printed" in place of the publisher's imprint. The former is undated, the latter dated 1863, although they were likely issued at the same time, and the sheets appear to have been the same. Cooke evidently kept a supply of sets of sheets of the Arthur Hall, Smart, and Allen, issue, and at some stage around 1878 had additional blank leaves added to a small number of copies and had them bound as described above. Cooke then extensively annotated, drew in, and added astrological charts, and marginalia, to these copies. The present copy has 26 extra leaves bound in (thus 52 pages) and Cooke has covered these, plus the 5 blanks, with his notes etc. In addition his notes can be found on some 60 other pages, ranging from covering the blank half of a page with only a small amount of printed text, to a few corrected words. It is unknown how many copies he altered thus, but given the work involved it can not have been very many (when all the notes etc. are added together each copy has the equivalent of well over 65 pages of handwritten notes in it). We have managed to find records of 8 copies thus - mainly in libraries - and it seems reasonable to s [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE HISTORY OF GIROLAMO SAVONAROLA AND OF HIS TIMES.

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863. 2 volumes. First Edition in English. With the half-titles and frontispiece in the first volume as called for. 12mo,, handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in three-quarter dark green morocco over marbled boards, the spines with raised bands stippled in gilt, compartments with panel designs with single and double fillet gilt rules, lettered in gilt in two compartments, marbled end-leaves, top edges gilt. xl, 359; viii, 401 pp. A fine copy in handsome and attractive binding, only minimal evidence of age. A WELL RECEIVED AND IMPORTANT WORK, AND A SCARCE AND SELDOM SEEN FIRST EDITION. Translated from the Italian by Leonard Horner with the co-operation of the author. This study became an instant classic in Italy and earned the author a teaching position at the University of Pisa. An Italian Dominican friar and preacher active in Renaissance Florence, Savonarola was known for his prophecies of civic glory, the destruction of secular art and culture, and his calls for Christian renewal. He denounced clerical corruption, despotic rule and the exploitation of the poor. Savonarola was seen by Machiavelli as an incompetent, ill-prepared, and "unarmed" prophet, unlike "Moses, Cyrus, Theseus, and Romulus". But with Savonarola's advice and support a Savonarolan political "party," dubbed 'the Frateschi', took shape and steered the friar's program through the councils. The oligarchs most compromised by their service to the Medici were barred from office. A new constitution enfranchised the artisan class, opened minor civic offices to selection by lot and granted every citizen in good standing the right to a vote in a new parliament, the Consiglio Maggiore, or Great Council.

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        INVASION OF PENNSYLVANIA BY THE CONFEDERATES [manuscript title]

      Waynesboro, Pa, 1863. [8]pp., on two bifolia. One old horizontal fold, minor soiling. Very good. A fascinating eyewitness account written by an unnamed resident of the town of Waynesboro, Pa., concerning Confederate troop activity in Pennsylvania near the Maryland border in the days leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg. Though undated, the manuscript, according to the writer, was composed, or at least started, on June 30. It is not clear if the manuscript was written over several days, and completed at a later date. Notably, there is no mention of the Battle of Gettysburg, which ran from July 1-3. The author was also not aware that Hooker was no longer in command of the Army of the Potomac and that he had been replaced by General George G. Meade on June 28. The account begins with reference to the Second Battle of Winchester, Va., which occurred on June 13-15, 1863, and resulted in a Confederate victory under Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell, and was followed by Ewell's advance into Pennsylvania. Confederate forces also captured the town of Martinsburg, W.V. The account reads, in part: "On Sunday the 14th...news reached here that Confederates were advancing down the Shenandoah Valley in force that [Union Major General Robert H.] Milroy had been driven closely into his entrenchments at Winchester and was surrounded and that a large Cavalry force had passed Winchester, attacked the Union forces at Martinsburg, killed and captured most of them and put the rest to flight. The force at Martinsburg consisted of one Ohio Regiment 126 one New York Regiment and a six gun battery from Fairmount Va. under Capt. [Colonel William P.?] Maulsby. The battery was captured. This news produced considerable excitement among our citizens. A dispatch was received here by the officers of Company E 126 [Pennsylvania] Reg. who[se] time had recently expired...to reform the Company and prepare to reorganize the 126 Reg. Some effort was made in that direction but with little success. On Monday morning our town was full of rumors & excitement. A number of persons who left here for Greencastle returned to this place again before reaching that place declaring that the Rebels were in Greencastle. No one however had seen them. It was also reported that a Cavalry fight had occurred between Capt. Fiery [William Firey] & the Confederate force between Hagerstown & Clearspring [Clear Spring] in which Capt. Fiery was reported killed (some accounts say wounded & prisoner). This fight occurred on Sunday the 14th. On Monday the 15th marched on to Chambersburg and arrived there about 11 oclock at night under the command of Gen. A.G. Jenkins with a force reported to be about 1500." In this last sentence, the author refers to Confederate Brigadier General Albert Gallatin Jenkins, who, two weeks prior to General Robert E. Lee's arrival in Pennsylvania, led a weeklong Confederate raid into southern Pennsylvania. Jenkins stole horses and cattle, as well as destroyed a number of farms. During this time Jenkins' force captured Chambersburg. His soon fled, however, when he received word of an advancing Union force. Within days of leaving, Jenkins returned, along with several Confederate divisions. They appropriated vast amounts of provisions, but leaving Chambersburg intact when they departed. After mentioning Jenkins' capture of Chambersburg, the author returns to describing events in Waynesboro and Greencastle: "On Tuesday morning some of The Whiskey patriots of our town visited Greencastle and assisted in arresting three stragglers and brought them to this place, later in the day four couriers were arrested. On the arrival of these prisoners a hearty cheer was given by the unthinking part of our citizens. The more reflective portion of our people seemed to fear that mischief might grow out of these arrests. About 9 oclock on Tuesday night Maj. [D. Watson] Rowe...arrived here and stated that a Squadron of Cavalry had returned to that place from Chambersburg demanding the return of all the prisoners with their horses & guns declaring that they meant to hold Greencastle & Waynesboro. This news produced intense excitement among our citizens. Their arrest under the circumstances was freely discussed and denounced by our respectable citizens. The fact too that our town was under the control & influence of a set of Whiskey Suckers was also freely admitted & denounced.... Arrangements were made and four of them were sent back that night, and a pledge given that the balance should be sent if possible the next day." The taking of Confederate prisoners came with a price, as Greencastle and Waynesboro came under a threat of Confederate retaliation by Tuesday and Wednesday. The author continues: "In the afternoon about thirty soldiers rode into Greencastle and read an order from Gen. Jenkins demanding the return of their prisoners' horses and property by four oclock that evening or they would burn down the town. This order it is said produced the most intense excitement there. Parties from here having heard this order read returned to this place and gave this information. Many persons here believing that this order would be executed and that Waynesboro would share the same fate became much alarmed. This alarm became very general and the result was one night of much excitement. The night passed however and no rebels made their appearance. On Wednesday...we received word that four rebels were at Marsh River, capturing horses and stated that they would be in Waynesboro on the following day. At this time many rumors were afloat in regard to the approach of the Rebels. Time and again it was rumored that they were coming. The excitement began to run at fever heat. Finally the cry was raised at the west end of town that the Rebels were coming and would be in in a few minutes. For a moment all was excitement. The women began to run & scream the children to cry and the men of business to slam their doors & windows shut & all was confusion and excitement for this time but it was soon found that all were more scared than hurt. No Rebels came. The farmers were all busy endeavoring to save their horses. Nearly all seemed to look for safety in the mountains.... In the early part of the week the news prevailed through the county that Gen. Jenkins' men were capturing all the horses they could find. Such news became very unpleasant to those who had horses - especially the farmers." By Friday, June 19, Confederate forces arrived and encamped near Waynesboro. The author of the manuscript recounts his meeting with Confederate officers and the interactions between the rebel soldiers and the citizens of the town: "About five oclock in the evening a squad of Confederate Cavalry made their appearance in town...representing themselves to be the advance guard of Gen. A.P. Hill's Corps. Many persons appeared to doubt the truth of their statement. Not very long however and Gen. [Henry] Heth Commander of the division made his appearance, ordered the stores to be spared and that the citizens furnished [blank] lbs of bread by 6 oclock in the morning. A number of our citizens at once canvassed the town and got the amount subscribed.... The conduct of the troops in passing through town was very good but the bitterness of those that had the opportunity to talk to our citizens against the North was most intense. Many of them seemed to thirst for revenge. Almost every one told the same story of the wanton destruction of their homes or the homes of their parents. Many seemed anxious to retaliate in the same manner.... The capture of hats was practiced by swapping by the Rebs. It was very common occurrence to see them step up to a citizen and seize his hat and give him his old one in return. This was done sometimes with the utmost coolness at other times they seemed to regard it as a good piece of fun. The number of troops in these two divisions were estimated by different persons at from 15 to 20,000. About 18,000 would likely be about correct. The Confederates were frequent in their inquiries as to who would meet them. The idea that they would be met with militia seemed quite amusing. They insisted that they could whip all the militia that could possibly be brought before them. They also insisted that when they did fight it would be against Hooker's Army (in which opinion this writer fully concurs). The troops passing through here on Saturday entered the stores and took a large quantity of goods paying in Confederate money. Many things was taken up by the privates and not paid for. The army moved on to Fayetteville and there encamped for the night & is said to be there at the present writing June 30." The conclusion of the account addresses rumors concerning the advance of General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia toward the Harrisburg and Chambersburg areas: "During the day a report reached here through a deserter from the Union Army that Hooker's forces were between Frederick City, Md. and Boonsboro, that Lee had got an army in his rear and was advancing on Baltimore and that Hooker had turned his forces and was following him up. The fact that the Rebel forces in Pa still remaining on the Pike from Chambersburg to Gettysburg made this story look plausible: that they would advance on Hooker & bring him between the two Rebel forces, seize the North Central road & cut off all [?] from Harrisburg.... Mr. McCausland arrived this evening from Chambersburg and states that Gen. Lee is in Chambersburg & that a very long train heavy loaded with heavy guard of infantry & artillery left Chambersburg in the direction of Hagerstown. Mr. Mc. gave it as the opinion at C[hambersburg] that they were moving off their superfluous plunder and were about to prepare to march towards Baltimore. A report reached here today that the Cavalry force that crossed the mountains yesterday evening met a force of infantry at Millerstown and were driven back. We have no news from a distance; no mails, nothing but rumors and not one in ten that may be correct." A fascinating look at how one resident of a Pennsylvania town near Gettysburg responded to and interpreted events leading up to that epic engagement. A typed transcription of the letter is included.

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        THE INVASION OF THE CRIMEA: ITS ORIGIN, AND AN ACCOUNT OF ITS PROGRESS DOWN TO THE DEATH OF LORD RAGLAN; VOLUMES II THRU VIII

      William Blackwood and Sons [1863, 1868, 1875, 1880, 1887], Edinburgh and London - Volumes II through VII contemporary uniform boundings of brown half calf over marbled boards, five raised bands with design and title printed in gilt within compartments. Top edge in gilt. Marbled endpapers. All map plates present, several with professional mend to the fold. Only an occasional small spot of foxing. All volumes very good plus. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA From Liverpool to Fernando Po By a F R G S

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. 2 volumes. 'Second Edition', but most likely the 'First Edition' with the new slug added to the title pages for marketing and advertising purposes. With a folding map in Vol. I and frontispiece plate in Vol. II. 8vo, publisher's original terra-cotta cloth lettered and ruled in gilt on the spines, with blind ruled borders on covers and central devices blocked in blind, top edges untrimmed. ACCORDING TO PENZER, THIS COPY IN THE MOST RARE BINDING STATE WITHOUT BURTON'S NAME OR F.R.G.S. TO THE SPINE PANELS. x, 303; vi, 295. A very handsome set, clean and very well preserved, text-block in each volume tight and crisp, hinges sound, light evidence of age to the extremities. SUCH WELL PRESERVED COPIES ARE SCARCE IN CLOTH AND COPIES IN THE MOST RARE BINDING STATE ARE NEAR UNOBTAINABLE. According to Penzer, Burton intended to suppress his name entirely from this work, and our copy has neither Burton nor F.R.G.S. on the spine panel. The rarest of the bindings, as ours here, has the suppression successfully made. And this is a very handsome and well preserved copy of this fragile book. THE SPINK CATALOGUE OF 1976 PRICED A COPY OF THIS ISSUE IN THE SAME BINDING, HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER COPY OF ANY EDITION OF THE TITLE. (Spink 28, 29, 30) Burton was appointed consul at Fernando Po in 1861 and he used his post to explore the contiguous areas of Nigeria and Sierra Leone, as well as Madeira and Tenerife. Fascinated by the high incidence of European mortality in West Africa, he believed it possible to render the region "not more unhealthy than the East or West Indies." Burton's publication of the book anonymously as a "Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society" ( F.R.G.S) "may have been a slap at the Royal Geographical Society , for Burton was at odds with the organization's leadership at the time over the Nile's sources. The acerbic dedication was 'to the true friends of Africa- not the "Philanthropist" or Exeter Hall'. Modern gold-mining in West Africa can be directly linked to this work. "Although it was well known that there was gold on the Gold Coast, nothing was done to develop it, and it was Burton who, in his "Wanderings in West Africa", drew public attention again to this ancient gold-field.

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        Tara, A Mahratta Tale

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863. First Edition. Three volumes. Octavo. Bound in publisher's brown cloth, with decorative panelling to boards, black to front board and blind to back board, with gilt titles to spine. Corners slightly rubbed, some trivial bumping to spine ends, slightly faded to backstrip. Internally clean except for a little spotting to prelims of volume one. Shows extremely well. Captain Meadows Taylor, later Colonel, was born in Liverpool but left England for India when he was fifteen. He worked as an administrator for the Nazim of Hyderabad rather than for the East India Company, and learned several Indian languages. As a consequence his work as a novelist shows particular sensitivity to the situation of Indians under the colonial system. This scarce Victorian triple-decker is an adventure novel, set in the Indian subcontinent.

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        Lehrbuch der chemischen und physikalischen Geologie. 2. gänzlich umgearbeitete Auflage. 3 Bände.

      Bonn Marcus -66 1863 - (23 x 13,5 cm). XV, 865 S./ XV, 952 S./ XVI, 974 S. Mit einigen Abbildungen und 1 gefalteten farbig lithographierten Karte. Moderne Pappbände im Stil der Zeit. Hier die relevante Ausgabe seines Hauptwerkes. - "Epochale Arbeit, in der er die Fülle seiner Untersuchungen (Gesteins-, Quell-, Mineralanalysen) und Forschungen über chemische Prozesse bei geologischen Vorgängen zusammenfaßte. In der 2. Auflage machte sich eine starke Wandlung seiner Einstellung zu Grundproblemen der Geologie, oft in unfaßbarer, damals stark kritisierter Weise geltend" (NDB). - Titel gestempelt. Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt, sonst wohlerhalten. 1871 erschien noch ein Supplementband, der hier, wie meist, fehlt. - Poggendorff III, 135 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE BLACK MAN, HIS ANTECEDENTS, HIS GENIUS, AND HIS ACHIEVEMENTS

      Thomas Hamilton, New York 1863 - 8vo., 312 pages; VG; spine black with gilt lettering; rebacked, with new spine, previous boards preserved; boards blind-stamped in a triple rule; rubbing to corners; moderate foxing throughout; small waterstain to fore-edge of text block, page 255 to end, does not impact text; shelved case 1. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Oration Delivered on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, (November 19, 1863) at the Consecration of the Cemetery. 1863

      New York: Baker & Godwin, Printers and Publishers, 1863. First printing. Paperback. Very Good. First edition, 1863. Pale tan printed wraps, 48 pp. The earliest available printing of the Gettysburg Address, which can be found on p. 40, preceded only by the extremely rare 'The Gettysburg Solemnities' known in only a handful of copies. Good plus to very good copy, pale brownish vertical streak to front cover that can also be seen on first and second pages, a few scattered ink marks to cover, to verso of title page, and a few light ink marks to p. 10 (see pics), minor wear to corners of front wrap, some loss along spine, rear cover VG, minor page curling to first several pages' lower corner. Howes E232 (b), Grolier American 100, 72 (note), Streeter Sale 1747, Sabin 23263. Housed in cloth chemise and quarter morocco slipcase, with a stamp on front cover identifying this as part of Foreman M. Lebold's collection (he was a Chicago collector of Lincolniana).

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        WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF ONE OF THE MOST DESPERATE AND CRUEL DESPOTISMS THAT EVER DISGRACED THE CIVILIZED WORLD. THE WORST FORM IS ABOUT TO BE DEVELOPED IN THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE "CONSCRIPTION LAW," BY WHICH MEN ARE TO BE TORN FROM THEIR FAMILIES AND HOMES, AND FORCED TO FIGHT AGAINST THEIR WILL, AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION AND AGAINST THE VOICE OF A MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE.

      Philadelphia 1863 - Broadside, 6" x 11". Fourteen paragraphs, 87 lines of text. Minor wear, Very Good. An unsigned, unrecorded broadside, dated 1863 in type from Philadelphia, with space for the names of 'Committee' members. No such names are printed, an understandable precaution: imprisonment and perhaps treason trials awaited those responsible for its publication. The Conscription Act triggered this call for armed resistance against the Federal Government; but the government's "delusive impression that the present war was waged to re-establish the Union" is the source of the rage the broadside expresses. Many Northerners loathed the Emancipation Proclamation, which took effect on January 1, 1863. The Democratic Party opposed any war aim except the re-establishment of the Union with slavery, "as it was." The anonymous authors assert, "We have the power in the Northern States, successfully to resist Lincoln with force, if we could but organize for the purpose. Already a Secret and Uniform Organization has been formed by men determined to resist Federal usurpations, or die in the effort." This broadside explains how to accomplish its revolutionary purpose: the formation of "Decemvirates", separate groups of ten men, each organized by a single Captain who "shall not make known the name of those composing his Company or 'Decemvirate,' not even to the different members thereof." Each of the ten so chosen will then organize his own Decemvirate under the same principles, "and so on ad infinitum." Thus "Every citizen of the land opposed to Lincoln becomes an enrolled soldier, ready to resist by armed force his tyrannical usurpations and those of his hired minions." Each member of a Decemvirate "shall at once proceed secretly to prepare himself for open resistance, when called upon by his Captain." The broadside exhorts, "Friends, every where, Organize Speedily! The heel of the tyrant is upon you!- Don't hesitate or delay to join a Decemvirate!" There was little organized armed resistance in the North to the Lincoln Administration, with the prominent exception of the 1863 Draft Riots in New York, and several similar incidents in Pennsylvania, despite Confederate efforts to instigate guerilla warfare. Many Copperheads were arrested and imprisoned without trial for expressing opposition to Administration policies, encouraging desertions, or interfering with conscription. But the plots advocated by this broadside, though planned with the utmost seriousness, never materialized.Not located in any normally consulted bibliography, or [as of December 2017] on OCLC or the online sites of Library of Congress, AAS, Boston Athenaeum, Newberry, New York Public, Princeton, Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Library Company, U TX, U MI.

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        THE SIEGE OF VICKSBURG. MAJOR GENERAL U.S. GRANT, COMMANDING. REPRESENTING THE POSITION OF THE SEVENTH DIVISION OF MAJ. GEN. J.B. McPHERSON'S ARMY CORPS

      Cincinnati: Middleton, Strobridge & Co., 1863. Colored lithograph, image area 18 1/4 x 24 inches, overall 24 3/4 x 29 3/4 inches. Minor toning, couple of repaired tears in imprint area. Very good. Matted. A striking color lithograph of one of the most important battlefields of the Civil War, executed by one of the most notable American viewmakers of the period. A.E. Mathews is most famous for his later views of the West, some of which are the most sought-after depictions of the frontier, but this image of Vicksburg is an excellent work, as is the sum total of Mathews' views of the Civil War. As a member of the 31st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Mathews had first-hand knowledge of the War which he translated into images for at least two companies in Cininnati. The present scene of Vicksburg, Mississippi shows several officers in the foreground, observing an explosion at upper right, possibly at the Confederate Fort Hill, during a bombardment of the Union encampment and earthworks just outside the city. Also visible are Union soldiers, tents, cannons, and earthworks in the middle ground. Other Confederate earthworks can be seen along a ridge in the background. Major features are identified by letter with a corresponding "Description of the Position" printed at the bottom, including the 12th Wisconsin Battery at center and the 6th Wisconsin Battery at right-center. Mathews' work drew high praise from those in a position to know. On Aug. 9, 1863, General U.S. Grant wrote to Mathews, a provate in the Ohio Volunteers: "Sir - I have examined the Lithographs of views taken by you of the 'Siege of Vicksburg,' and do not hesitate to pronounce them among the most accurate and true to life I have ever seen. They reflect great credit upon you as a delineator of landscape views." "Another artist who, like Homer, gained later fame also produced a little-known group of Civil War images. Although the work of Alfred E. Mathews is well known to collectors of prints of the American West, his name is not as familiar among students of the Civil War, although he produced some 35 lithographs of secenes of the conflict. Yet many know the early work of Mathews in the Civil War without realizing that they do....A.E. Mathews's series of Civil War prints anticipated not the camp life portfolios of Edwin Forbes, but the gaudier battle series later concocted by the lithographers of the postwar era. Mathews did not offer images of the soldier's life that he knew from close personal experience. He opted instead for sweeping images of combat, of which he as a common soldier could have seen but a tiny and likely confusing fragment. But his works proved rather different from the patriotic lithographs of the popular sort offered by Currier & Ives and other printmakers, and they were more accurate" - Neely & Holzer. Mark E. Neely & Harold Holzer, THE UNION IMAGE (Chapel Hill, 2000), pp.70-77. PETERS, AMERICA ON STONE, p.273. Taft, ARTISTS AND ILLUSTRATORS OF THE OLD WEST, pp.74-75, 304 (giving a list of Mathews' Civil War views).

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        INVASION OF PENNSYLVANIA BY THE CONFEDERATES [manuscript title]

      Waynesboro, Pa, 1863. [8]pp., on two bifolia. One old horizontal fold, minor soiling. Very good. A fascinating eyewitness account written by an unnamed resident of the town of Waynesboro, Pa., concerning Confederate troop activity in Pennsylvania near the Maryland border in the days leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg. Though undated, the manuscript, according to the writer, was composed, or at least started, on June 30. It is not clear if the manuscript was written over several days, and completed at a later date. Notably, there is no mention of the Battle of Gettysburg, which ran from July 1-3. The author was also not aware that Hooker was no longer in command of the Army of the Potomac and that he had been replaced by General George G. Meade on June 28. The account begins with reference to the Second Battle of Winchester, Va., which occurred on June 13-15, 1863, and resulted in a Confederate victory under Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell, and was followed by Ewell's advance into Pennsylvania. Confederate forces also captured the town of Martinsburg, W.V. The account reads, in part: "On Sunday the 14th...news reached here that Confederates were advancing down the Shenandoah Valley in force that [Union Major General Robert H.] Milroy had been driven closely into his entrenchments at Winchester and was surrounded and that a large Cavalry force had passed Winchester, attacked the Union forces at Martinsburg, killed and captured most of them and put the rest to flight. The force at Martinsburg consisted of one Ohio Regiment 126 one New York Regiment and a six gun battery from Fairmount Va. under Capt. [Colonel William P.?] Maulsby. The battery was captured. This news produced considerable excitement among our citizens. A dispatch was received here by the officers of Company E 126 [Pennsylvania] Reg. who[se] time had recently expired...to reform the Company and prepare to reorganize the 126 Reg. Some effort was made in that direction but with little success. On Monday morning our town was full of rumors & excitement. A number of persons who left here for Greencastle returned to this place again before reaching that place declaring that the Rebels were in Greencastle. No one however had seen them. It was also reported that a Cavalry fight had occurred between Capt. Fiery [William Firey] & the Confederate force between Hagerstown & Clearspring [Clear Spring] in which Capt. Fiery was reported killed (some accounts say wounded & prisoner). This fight occurred on Sunday the 14th. On Monday the 15th marched on to Chambersburg and arrived there about 11 oclock at night under the command of Gen. A.G. Jenkins with a force reported to be about 1500." In this last sentence, the author refers to Confederate Brigadier General Albert Gallatin Jenkins, who, two weeks prior to General Robert E. Lee's arrival in Pennsylvania, led a weeklong Confederate raid into southern Pennsylvania. Jenkins stole horses and cattle, as well as destroyed a number of farms. During this time Jenkins' force captured Chambersburg. His soon fled, however, when he received word of an advancing Union force. Within days of leaving, Jenkins returned, along with several Confederate divisions. They appropriated vast amounts of provisions, but leaving Chambersburg intact when they departed. After mentioning Jenkins' capture of Chambersburg, the author returns to describing events in Waynesboro and Greencastle: "On Tuesday morning some of The Whiskey patriots of our town visited Greencastle and assisted in arresting three stragglers and brought them to this place, later in the day four couriers were arrested. On the arrival of these prisoners a hearty cheer was given by the unthinking part of our citizens. The more reflective portion of our people seemed to fear that mischief might grow out of these arrests. About 9 oclock on Tuesday night Maj. [D. Watson] Rowe...arrived here and stated that a Squadron of Cavalry had returned to that place from Chambersburg demanding the return of all the prisoners with their horses & guns declaring that they meant to hold Greencastle & Waynesboro. This news produced intense excitement among our citizens. Their arrest under the circumstances was freely discussed and denounced by our respectable citizens. The fact too that our town was under the control & influence of a set of Whiskey Suckers was also freely admitted & denounced.... Arrangements were made and four of them were sent back that night, and a pledge given that the balance should be sent if possible the next day." The taking of Confederate prisoners came with a price, as Greencastle and Waynesboro came under a threat of Confederate retaliation by Tuesday and Wednesday. The author continues: "In the afternoon about thirty soldiers rode into Greencastle and read an order from Gen. Jenkins demanding the return of their prisoners' horses and property by four oclock that evening or they would burn down the town. This order it is said produced the most intense excitement there. Parties from here having heard this order read returned to this place and gave this information. Many persons here believing that this order would be executed and that Waynesboro would share the same fate became much alarmed. This alarm became very general and the result was one night of much excitement. The night passed however and no rebels made their appearance. On Wednesday...we received word that four rebels were at Marsh River, capturing horses and stated that they would be in Waynesboro on the following day. At this time many rumors were afloat in regard to the approach of the Rebels. Time and again it was rumored that they were coming. The excitement began to run at fever heat. Finally the cry was raised at the west end of town that the Rebels were coming and would be in in a few minutes. For a moment all was excitement. The women began to run & scream the children to cry and the men of business to slam their doors & windows shut & all was confusion and excitement for this time but it was soon found that all were more scared than hurt. No Rebels came. The farmers were all busy endeavoring to save their horses. Nearly all seemed to look for safety in the mountains.... In the early part of the week the news prevailed through the county that Gen. Jenkins' men were capturing all the horses they could find. Such news became very unpleasant to those who had horses - especially the farmers." By Friday, June 19, Confederate forces arrived and encamped near Waynesboro. The author of the manuscript recounts his meeting with Confederate officers and the interactions between the rebel soldiers and the citizens of the town: "About five oclock in the evening a squad of Confederate Cavalry made their appearance in town...representing themselves to be the advance guard of Gen. A.P. Hill's Corps. Many persons appeared to doubt the truth of their statement. Not very long however and Gen. [Henry] Heth Commander of the division made his appearance, ordered the stores to be spared and that the citizens furnished [blank] lbs of bread by 6 oclock in the morning. A number of our citizens at once canvassed the town and got the amount subscribed.... The conduct of the troops in passing through town was very good but the bitterness of those that had the opportunity to talk to our citizens against the North was most intense. Many of them seemed to thirst for revenge. Almost every one told the same story of the wanton destruction of their homes or the homes of their parents. Many seemed anxious to retaliate in the same manner.... The capture of hats was practiced by swapping by the Rebs. It was very common occurrence to see them step up to a citizen and seize his hat and give him his old one in return. This was done sometimes with the utmost coolness at other times they seemed to regard it as a good piece of fun. The number of troops in these two divisions were estimated by different persons at from 15 to 20,000. About 18,000 would likely be about correct. The Confederates were frequent in their inquiries as to who would meet them. The idea that they would be met with militia seemed quite amusing. They insisted that they could whip all the militia that could possibly be brought before them. They also insisted that when they did fight it would be against Hooker's Army (in which opinion this writer fully concurs). The troops passing through here on Saturday entered the stores and took a large quantity of goods paying in Confederate money. Many things was taken up by the privates and not paid for. The army moved on to Fayetteville and there encamped for the night & is said to be there at the present writing June 30." The conclusion of the account addresses rumors concerning the advance of General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia toward the Harrisburg and Chambersburg areas: "During the day a report reached here through a deserter from the Union Army that Hooker's forces were between Frederick City, Md. and Boonsboro, that Lee had got an army in his rear and was advancing on Baltimore and that Hooker had turned his forces and was following him up. The fact that the Rebel forces in Pa still remaining on the Pike from Chambersburg to Gettysburg made this story look plausible: that they would advance on Hooker & bring him between the two Rebel forces, seize the North Central road & cut off all [?] from Harrisburg.... Mr. McCausland arrived this evening from Chambersburg and states that Gen. Lee is in Chambersburg & that a very long train heavy loaded with heavy guard of infantry & artillery left Chambersburg in the direction of Hagerstown.Mr. Mc. gave it as the opinion at C[hambersburg] that they were moving off their superfluous plunder and were about to prepare to march towards Baltimore. A report reached here today that the Cavalry force that crossed the mountains yesterday evening met a force of infantry at Millerstown and were driven back. We have no news from a distance; no mails, nothing but rumors and not one in ten that may be correct." A fascinating look at how one resident of a Pennsylvania town near Gettysburg responded to and interpreted events leading up to that epic engagement. A typed transcription of the letter is included.

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        A Successful Exploration Through The Interior of Australia,From Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria. From the Letters and Journals of William John Wills

      1863 - First edition. Portrait frontispiece and folding map. 8vo. Fine original publisher's green cloth, spine gilt, but darkened, minor joint repair, with the elaborately decorated endpapers. xii, 396, 32 ads.pp. London, A fair copy of this work, with the sought after vibrant wallpaper endpapers which are patterned in blue, green, red, pink and gold; according to Wantrup ?no such copy should be passed by.? In 1860 William Wills and Robert O'Hara Burke set out at the head of an expedition to cross Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, a distance of approximately 1,750 miles. At the time most of inland Australia was a mystery to the European settlers and the government of South Australia had offered a reward of £2000 in 1859 for the first successful crossing of the continent from south to north, west of 143°. Whilst the south-north leg was completed relatively successfully, both Burke and Wills died on the return journey owing to a combination of poor leadership and bad luck. In total seven of the 19 expedition members lost their lives, and only one man, John King, travelled the entire distance and returned alive to Melbourne. Ferguson, 18622; Wantrup, 172. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Ladies&#146; Monthly Magazine. The World of Fashion. Journal of Fashion, Literature, Music, the Opera, and the Theatres. Vol. 40. Jan. 1863 - Dec. 1863. = No. 469 - No. 480.

      London, 1863 - mit 48 handkolorierten und einigen sch/w Tafeln Einband mit Fehlstelle an der Deckeleck, Vor- und Nachsatz leimschattig, Tafeln im Randbereich leicht fleckig, Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2400

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        La Belgique héraldique. Recueil historique, chronologique, généalogique et biographique complet de toutes les maisons nobles reconnues de la Belgique, I-XI (A-Z). [ELEVEN VOLUMES].

      Bruxelles, Adrianes, 1863-67.. 11 volumes. Royal octavo. Pp. 686; 478; 583; 487; 420; 462; 437; 404; 412; 500; 499. Expert repair to one leaf. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary half pebbled cloth and marbled boards, spine gilt; small rubbed patch on each cover near spine. In a very good condition. Foxed as common, else an excellent set. ~ First edition. Extremely rare complete set. From the library of C. P. Mulder, renowned collector and international heraldry authority, with his charming armorial bookplate,"Nil Desperandum", to first free endpaper of each volume. For a complete catalogue of Mulder's library, from which we offer a considerable number of items, see: C. P. Mulder: "Catalogue of Works on Orders, Decorations and Medals in the Library of C. P. Mulder" (Rotterdam, 1988). See also: C. P. Mulder & A. A. Purves: "Bibliography of Orders and Decorations" (Copenhagen, 1999). With an earlier armorial plate, that of the well-known Belgian collector, Master of Laws W. C. Baert de Waarde. The famous bookplate is now at the permanent collection of the Stedelijk Museum Zutphen. Further, a small stamp and a purchase notation. ~ Charles Poplimont (1821-1887), Knight of the Order of Saint-Maurice-et-Lazare, historian, heraldist, novelist and Belgian francophone genealogist.

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        MANUSCRITO - ARMORIAL. SÉC. XIX - PINHO LEAL, Augusto Soares de Azevedo Barbosa.

      - BRASÕES DAS PRINCIPAIS FAMILIAS DE PORTUGAL. 1863. In 8º (de 21x15 cm) com 51 fólios inumerados. Encadernação (meia-amador) com lombada e cantos em pele. Preserva as capas de brochura do caderno de desenho com rótulo caligrafado: "Brasões". Caderno manuscrito, datado de 1863 na folha de rosto e intitulado Brasões das Principais Famílias de Portugal, composto por 51 folhas de papel vergé (incluindo o rosto). Ilustrado com 41 desenhos de brasões primorosamente executados, uns a lápis e outros tracejados a tinta-da-china (nanquim), e mais 9 brasões com as suas cores, todos com a indicação dos respectivos metais. Contém vários títulos de posse e ex-libris que atestam da origem deste manuscrito, nomeadamente: - Ex-libris de A. V. Rebello Valente. - Assinatura de posse Marcello Rebello Valente, datada 1902 (no anterrosto). - Ex-libris oleográfico (carimbo no 4º fólio manuscrito) de Pedro A. Ferreira, Abade de Miragaya, Porto. - Nota manuscrita no anterrosto: "Adnotandum - Este Nobiliário foi escrito, desenhado, e colorido por Augusto Soares de Azevedo Barbosa de Pinho Leal, autor do Portugal antigo e moderno. É autographo authentico. [assinado] Pedro A. Ferreira". Constata-se que o autor deste manuscrito é Pinho Leal (Lisboa ou Penamacor, 1816- Porto 1884) e que o seguinte possuidor foi o Dr. Pedro Augusto Ferreira (Penajóia, Lamego, 1833 - Porto, 1913), Abade de Miragaia desde 1864 (e durante 35 anos), sendo ele co-autor com Pinho Leal do Portugal Antigo e Moderno; obra fundamental da bibliografia portuguesa. Inocêncio XVII, 187: 'Pinho Leal, benemerito auctor d'este importante diccionario (1873-1890), falleceu em 1884, quando a obra ía approximadamente em meio do tomo X e do artigo Vianna do Castello. Ficando interrompida a publicação, os editores convidaram o rev. abbade de Miragaya para a continuar e concluir, por haver sido o «primeiro cyrenéo» do auctor, como este o citou repetidas vezes no texto da obra'.'As relações de ambos eram antigas e constantes'. Refere Azevedo Soares (Eduardo de Campos de Castro) in Bibliografia Nobiliarquica Portuguesa, Braga, 1916-47; a existência deste manuscrito na página 82 (Entrada 330): "Brasões das principais familias de Portugal. &#150; Ms. In 8º s. n. , com brasões d&#146;armas desenhados pelo auctor. Pertence á livrª. do Dr. António Vasco Rebello Valente." Folha de rosto com belo exercício caligráfico e restante armorial com heráldica minuciosamente desenhada; respectivas descrições dos "campos de honra" dos brasões, das cores e dos esmaltes; das origens e da colocação dos "móveis" heráldicos de cada familia; e da sua pertença genealógica à data do manuscrito. O manuscrito contém um armorial inacabado, com brasões em vários estados de projecto e de acabamento, que enumeramos e comentamos na sequência em que se apresentam: Fólio nº2: brasão inexistente e já com descrição das Armas de Portugal [o autor, sendo combatente miguelista, poderia ter hesitado no novo grafismo liberal, da mesma forma que não figurarão seguidamente neste armorial os brasões da aristocracia liberal]. Fólio nº3: brasão a tinta-da-china com coronel e com título delineado a lápis de Sousas-Braganças do Duque de Lafões, Marquês de Arronches e Conde de Miranda do Corvo. Fólio 3 verso: brasão delineado a lápis de Alencastres-Ponce de Leão-Mascarenhas do Duque de Aveiro e Conde de Vila Nova de Portimão. Fólio 4: brasão a tinta-da-china de Álvares Pereira de Mello-Portugais-Braganças-Faros do Duque de Bragança, Duque do Cadaval, Marquês de Valença, Conde de Vimioso e Conde de Ourém. Fólio nº5: brasão a tinta-da-china de Sás e Almeidas do Marquês de Abrantes. Fólio nº 5 verso: brasão a tinta-da-china de Silvas-Telles do Marquês d&#146;Alegrete. Fólio nº6 brasão a tinta-da-china de Castros e Noronhas do Marquês de Cascais e Conde de Monsanto. Fólio nº6 verso: brasão a tinta-da-china de Mascaranhas-Silvas do Marquês da Fronteira, Marquês de Gouveia, Conde d&#146;Alva, Conde de Coculim (Índia), Conde de Sandomil, Conde da Torre e Conde de Assumar. Fó [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Rukovodstvo k risovaniiu akvarel'iu ili vodianymi kraskami bez pomoshchi uchitelia [Manual for painting in aquarelle or watercolors without an instructor's help]

      [Russian Empire, probably St. Petersburg], 1863. Folio (21.5 × 17.5 cm). Half red leather; marbled boards; original ink manuscript to rectos and versos; 198, Vi pp. With three color tables bound with the text and a list of color names in Russian, French and English on seven folding leaves bound after the text, only partially colored in. Rebacked, with repair to binding and raised boards (using lighter card stock); text lightly toned. A contemporary manuscript copy of Alexander Maslov's 1857 work, which was evidently the first Russian guide to watercolor painting. Maslov's book, published in 1859, was never reprinted and is not recorded in KVK or OCLC. It introduces would-be artists to basic techniques of drawing and painting, explaining different types of perspective, color harmony, mixing and reflection (reflet). He describes the required tools in great depth, detailing suitable brands of paper, pencils, brushes and pigments, listing leading brands of the day, such as Faber and Mordan, and naming their Russian suppliers. Particular attention is given to the properties, advantages and shortcomings of various color pigments, followed by a list of 108 basic colors and hues (together with a partially colored table). Other chapters present the art of composition, sketching and painting. Maslov describes how to depict objects such as fruits and flowers, human anatomy and faces, landscapes and more complex compositions, often in astonishing and amusing detail: for instance, he provides pointers for drawing nineteen essential flower types. The bound-in color charts provide the English and French names of the main colors, as well pointers on the best brands. According to the embossed stamp on the title page, the manuscript was prepared by one Viktor A. Vinster, of whom we can find no trace. Not in KVK, OCLC.

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        Vie de Jésus.

      Michel Lévy Frères, Paris 1863. 8vo. LIX+462 pages. With the half-title present ("Histoire des Origines du Christianisme. Livre premier"). Contemporary red half calf binding with richly gilt spine. Bookplate on front pastedown (Einar Christiansen). On inside of back endpaper inserted 3 small clippings from antiquarian book dealers. On verso of flyleaf inserted a reproduction of a Rembrandt etching showing Christ teaching. On the front side of the same flyleaf inserted a handwritten and signed letter (Paris 1859), 18 lines, from Ernest Renan. * PMM 352.

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        Viaggio di sua Santità Papa Pio IX nella città e provincia di Velletri scritto e compilato dal Canonico Angeloni.

      Velletri, Tipografia di Angelo Sartori e Comp., 1863. Album di cm. 27x40; legatura in tela originale, sguardie azzurre; Foto di Pio IX + 52 pagine + 7 foto all'albumina applicate su cartoncino con veline protettive (complessivamente 8 grandi foto all'albumina). Bella copia stampata su carta forte. Axs

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        Die Volks Zeitung in ihrer Gesammthaltung 1858 1862 Als Manuscript gedruckt

      First edition. 8vo., contemporary quarter black morocco over green cloth boards, all edges marbled. Berlin, Druck von Franz Duncker's Buchdruckerei.

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        AN ORATION DELIVERED ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF GETTYSBURG, (NOVEMBER 19, 1863,) AT THE CONSECRATION OF THE CEMETERY PREPARED FOR THE INTERMENT OF THE REMAINS OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE BATTLES OF JULY 1st, 2d, AND 3d, 1863.

      New York: Baker & Godwin, 1863. - 48pp. Publisher's printed wrappers, publisher's advertisement on rear wrapper. Very good. In a blue morocco box. The earliest publication of the Gettysburg Address in book form. This edition was preceded only by the exceptionally rare sixteen-page pamphlet, THE GETTYSBURG SOLEMNITIES, known in only three copies. Lincoln made his speech at the dedication of a cemetery on the Gettysburg battlefield some four months after the bloody and pivotal battle that turned the tide of the Civil War in favor of the Union. Lincoln's speech was preceded by an address from Edward Everett, the most famous orator of his day. Everett's speech took some ninety minutes to deliver, and is largely forgotten. Lincoln's speech, delivered in only a few minutes, is immortal. It is a supreme distillation of American values, and of the sacrifices necessary for the survival of liberty and freedom. "The WASHINGTON CHRONICLE of 18- 21 November reported extensively on this ceremony and included a verbatim text of 'Edward Everett's Great Oration.' On the fourth day it noted in passing that the President had also made a speech, but gave no details. When it came to the separate publication on 22 November, Everett's 'Oration' was reprinted from the standing type, but Lincoln's speech had to be set up. It was tucked away as a final paragraph on page 16 of the pamphlet [THE GETTYSBURG SOLEMNITIES]. It was similarly treated when the meanly produced leaflet was replaced by a 48-page booklet published by Baker and Godwin of New York in the same year" - PMM. Lincoln's address appears on page 40, and parenthetical notes are added indicating "applause" and "long- continued applause." A diagram on page 32 gives the details of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg. HOWES E232, "b." MONAGHAN 193. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, 72 (note). STREETER SALE 1747. SABIN 23263. PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN 351 (ref). Garry Wills, LINCOLN AT GETTYSBURG, pp.191- 204.

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        Erklärung des Calendarium perpetuum oder immerwährenden Kalenders in Form einer Denkmünze der Schlacht bei Leipzig 1813. Jubel-Gabe.

      (Leipzig Selbstverlag) 1863 - (11 x 7,5 cm). 18 (statt 21) (1) S. Mit 1 Messing-Münze (Durchmesser: 42 mm) mit drei ausgestanzten Sichtfeldern und drei gegeneinander drehbaren Scheiben. Illustrierter Original-Halbleinwandband. Äußerst seltene "Jubel-Gabe" in Buchform zur Erinnerung an die Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig. - Vorderdeckel mit ausgestanzter Vertiefung für die beiliegende Münze mit dem Kalender, darunter eine runde Erklärungstafel auf gelbem Papier. Die Schauseite der Münze mit allegorischer Darstellung, der Umschrift "Erinnerung a.d. Voelkerschlacht b. Leipzig." und den Wochentagen über dem Ausschnitt. Rückseitig mit Ortsnamen von Schlachten und dem ewigen Kalender. - Boden war "Castellan der Buchhändler-Börse in Leipzig". - Der Vorderdeckel mit einer Ansicht der Porta Grimmensis. - Es fehlen vermutlich die letzten 3 Seiten mit den Erklärungen der "Helden, Dicher und Volksmänner". Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen. Ohne das Bindeband, sonst gut erhaltenes und hübsches Exemplar

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        Suspiros del alma. Poesías

      Imprenta La Antilla, La Habana 1863 - 98 pp páginas [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Suspiros del alma. Poesías de la hija del Yumurí

      Imprenta La Antilla, Habana 1863 - 98 pp páginas [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Handwritten Diary for the period January 1, 1863 through March 11, 1871 [Civil War, Farming, Weather, Politics, Economics and Prices; Abolition of Slavery, Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation and Assassination, and more]

      Poughkeepsie, NY: Alexander H. Coffin, 1863-1871. 1st Edition. Hardcover. The original, handwritten, Diary of Alexander H. Coffin for the period beginning on January 1, 1863 and continuing through and including March 11, 1871, noted by him to be the his "Diary No. 3." Coffin served as Postmaster General of Mansfield in Dutchess County, New York, did work as a Tax Assessor, and owned and operated Hemlock Farm in Dutchess County, New York. Other installments in his mult-volume Diary are held by the Dutchess County Historical Society, Poughkeepsie, NY (written during the period 1851 1859) and by The New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division (written during the period 1888-1890). Coffin begins this installment of his Diary stating "this Book is the third one I have used in keeping diary of [Many?] events, farming, weather...much of it of but little interest to any one but myself,..., it has aftertimes been of much use by way of reference, and much Satisfaction [underscored] to know what [underscored], and when [underscored]...." Contrary to his protestations, we find the Diary to be rather interesting, especially as it overlapped with America's Civil War. The Diary [which is in Good or better condition -- the spine is perished and the boards and a few pages at the front and back have come loose, but the body of the pages is largely intact] contains the title page [Signed by Coffin], plus approximately 215 pages of text, together with various items tipped in, and focuses on Coffin's life as a farmer, the effects of the Civil War on his life and on prices and wages, major events of the Civil War, marriages, deaths Celebrations, Politics -- both local and national -- weather, daily life, travels, and more. The items attached or loosely laid in include: an early newspaper clipping of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, a newspaper clipping of Horace Greeley's 'MY NOTIONS OF A WOMAN'S RIGHTS', a newspaper clipping of a Poem by George W. Bungay on the completion of the National Railroad, newspaper clipping on the Strength of the Rebels in the field - Muster Rolls of the Confederate Army for 1862, 1863, and 1864. Also, we have prepared a 7 to 8 page (single space) of many of the Diary's most interesting entries. They include, but are not limited to: 1863: victory of Rosencrans at Murfreesboro -- a highly important 1863 battle; movements of the Army of the Potomac and the taking of Fredericksburg; Rumors of the taking of Richmond by the Union Army which turned out to be inaccurate; hopes for an early end to the Rebellion; Lincoln's calls for additional soldiers for the Union Army; General Robert E. Lee's movements and battles; the relieving and replacement of various Union Generals; that "our War for Independence from Slavery in the South does not progress very rapidly"; the death of Rebel Generals Longstreet and Hill; refusal of permission to Rebel Vice President to go to Washington to deliver a letter to Lincoln from Jefferson Davis; riots in New York; the effect of War on wages and on the prices of goods; the death of John B. Floyd "Buchanan's thief"; rumors of Rebel soldiers rebelling against their commanders; North Caroling Papers calling for Peace; 1864: General Sherman's marching South; Union and Rebel battle casualties; nomination of General McClellan and Mr. Pendleton by Democrats for President and Vice President; Coffin's opinion of the Copperhead party; Copperhead party voter fraud; Lincoln's reelection; Sherman's burning of Atlanta and Rome, Georgia, release of Union Soldiers captured, imprisoned, and abused by the Rebels; Meeting of Lincoln and Seward with Rebel Peace Commissioners who used the meeting to demand acknowledgement of the Confederacy's Independence; Rebel evacuation of Charleston, SC; Lincoln's call for 300,000 more men; 1865: Congressional vote to Amend the Constitution to Abolish Slavery; "Glorious War News! - Prest Lincoln dated a dispatch to his wife from Jeff Davis's Mansion in Richmond, lately evacuated; Burkeville, Va. battle results; Lee's surrender to Grant; thoughts by many that Grant's terms were too lenient; an address by H. Ward Beecher; News of Lincoln's Assassination at Ford's Theatre and Assassination of Seward in his bed [the latter of which proved to be in error as Seward survived the attack]; less leniency for the Rebels presumed likely after Lincoln's Assassination; Presidential offer of $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis, $25,000 each for several others; "All the Rebels are giving up, Armies Surrendering &c..."; Jefferson Davis and Wife coming to Washington, Sherman's Army coming home; "I fear our President is showing too much lenity to Rebels, pardoning &c they are having things pretty much their own way". 1866: President Johnson's veto of the Freedmen's Bill and it Congress's subsequent override; 1867: rumor that General Grant and H. Ward Beecher had both gone over to the Johnson party; opposition to letting Rebels take front seats in Congress without some penance; threats of more War at Baltimore and New Orleans; Coffin's meeting General Serrel who planted the "Swamp Angel" that fired 4 miles into Charleston, SC during its resistance; Coffin's visit to Nantucket Island where his Ancestors lived; Negro Suffrage; Tristan Coffin going to hear Charles Dickens read in Brooklyn; 1868: Great excitement over Impeachment of President Johnson and high chance of conviction; the Chicago Convention; Nomination of Grant and Colfax for President and Vice President; "Great Negro Celebration of Emancipation ....Genl Grant to be inaugurated. Now, all friends to the Country hope that Secession & Copperheadism, having no head will be ended, and that we may not be cursed with another Andy Johnson for all time to come."; Great Celebration Meeting at the Academy of Music for Colored People on the Ratification of the 15th Amendment to the Constitution, giving then the right to vote, etc.. US Senator Mr. Revels of Mississippi is to make a speech. The Diary contains much more information than that which is described above and presents a FASCINATING ACCOUNT OF THE CIVIL WAR FROM A UNION FARMER'S PERSPECTIVE AS WELL AS OF ORDINARY LIFE IN THE CIVIL WAR ERA AND AFTER, AND SHOWS HOW ORDINARY LIFE CONTINUED DURING THE CIVIL WAR AND SOME OF THE EFFECTS OF THE CIVIL WAR THEREON. WE SELDOM SEE SUCH WONDERFUL ACCOUNTS FROM NONCOMBATANTS.

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        Catalog der Bibliothek des sel. Herrn dr. Bernhard Beer [1801-1861]

      A. Asher & Comp., Berlin, Germany 1863 - In Hebrew and German. 227 x 150 mm. [2], LI, [1], 158, [3], 118, [2] pages. Pages uncut and untrimmed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Entretiens sur L'Architecture (2 tomes).

      Paris: A. Morel et Cie., 1863. - in-4, toile, avec carapace dorée, feuilles de titre avec vignette, tome premier: 491 p., illustr? de 107 gravures sur bois, tome deuxi?me: 450 p., illustré de93 gravures sur bois Reliure enfoncée et frottée avec quelques t?ches, bloc avec peu de rousseurs. - - - BITTE BEACHTEN SIE: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgaben von AbeBooks und ZVAB (der Preis richtet sich nicht nach Gewicht, sondern nach Anzahl der Artikel), kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen. BEI UNSICHERHEIT FRAGEN SIE UNS BITTE ZUVOR AN. - - - PLEASE NOTE: Because of AbeBooks' and ZVAB?S special requirements for shipping fees (price is per item, not per weight) shipping charges may be higher with heavy books or when comprising several volumes. PLEASE CONTACT US BEFOREHAND IN CASE OF UNCERTAINTY. - - - 2500 g 2

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        A History of the Birds of Europe not observed in the British Isles. Four Volumes, complete.

      London -64. Four Volumes 1863 - Large octavo. A complete copy with 180 hand coloured plates of birds and 58 hand-finished colour printed plates of birds eggs. As usual there are 3 or 4 minor variations to plate list but this is complete with 238 plates. Original red cloth, faded and sl worn, spines sl chipped, volume 4 has some damp staining upper board edges, a few plates and leaves of text with sl staining at the middle the upper margin, not affecting the plate image or major part of the margins. Plates are bright and attarctive. Externally very well used, with the engraved bookplates of Sir Francis Denys, Bart. Overall just about a good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        South Carolina Governor&#146;s Draft Proclamation Urging Civilians to Evacuate Charleston

      Charleston, South Carolina 1863 - Manuscript Document Signed, Charleston, South Carolina, August 17, 1863. 4 pp. on lined blue paper, watermarked F A Gordon 1862, 8 x 12 1/2 in. "Whereas the convention on the 8th Jany 1862 expressed "as the sense of the people of South Carolina . that Charleston should be defended at any cost of life or property . I, Milledge L. Bonham Commander-in-chief in & over the State of South Carolina do recommend to, and enjoin upon, all good citizens the removal from Charleston, as early as practicable, of all non-combatants." Historical BackgroundThe siege of Charleston, South Carolina, lasted through the latter half of the Civil War. After the U.S. Army surrendered Fort Sumter in April 1861, Confederate forces occupied it and several additional fortifications to protect Charleston harbor. The South Atlantic Blockading Squadron attempted to intercept any ships going into or coming out of the harbor.In January 1863, a state convention determined that Charleston should be defended at all costs. In April 1863, nine Union naval ironclads attempted to destroy the Confederate forts defending the harbor but failed to penetrate even the first line of defensive works. Union forces did, however, occupy Folly Island.When Union forces returned in earnest in July 1863, the Confederate general in command of Charleston advised the evacuation of all non-combatants, but few heeded his advice. In this proclamation the following month, Governor Bonham added his urgent plea that citizens and their "human property" leave the city to prevent civilian deaths and to free the Confederate military forces to defend the city without distraction.From July to September 1863, Union army and navy forces attacked the Confederate forts on the barrier islands. Two infantry assaults on Fort Wagner on Morris Island failed, the second made famous by the movie Glory, but a subsequent siege of the fort forced the Confederates to evacuate it in early September.By August Union forces on Morris Island were able to construct a battery with the ability to bomb Charleston directly. On the date Governor Bonham issued this proclamation-August 17-the battery received its armament, a 200-pound Parrott rifled cannon referred to as the "Swamp Angel." After an ultimatum went unanswered, Union artillerists opened fire on August 22. Confederate defenders demanded an additional opportunity to evacuate non-combatants, and the Union commander gave them twenty-four hours. He resumed fire, but the Swamp Angel burst on its 36th shot. Though initially causing little damage, the bombardment of Charleston continued intermittently for 587 days and destroyed much of the city that had survived the December 1861 fire.Meanwhile, Union artillery also opened fire on Fort Sumter on August 17 and fired nearly 1,000 shells during the first day. By August 23, the masonry fort had been reduced to rubble, though intermittent bombardment continued until December 1863. The Union commander deemed it "a shapeless and harmless mass of ruin," though Fort Sumter and the City of Charleston remained in Confederate hands until General William T. Sherman's army marched through South Carolina in early 1865. Mayor Charles Macbeth surrendered the city on February 18.Complete TranscriptProclamation State of South Carolina Executive Department Charleston, Aug. 1[7] 1863Whereas the port at Charleston is beleaguered by our foe with a powerful land & naval force requiring us to put forth every energy and to submit to every sacrifice that the good of our cause may require demand,And Whereas the people in convention convention assembled on the 8th Jany 1862 expressed "as the sense of the people of South Carolina assembled in convention that Charleston should be defended at any cost of life or property; and that in their deliberate judgment they would prefer a repulse of the enemy with the entire city in ruins to an evacuation or surrender on any terms whatever"; and at the same time <2. (See website for full description)

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        [PAIR OF EXQUISITE CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS OF BRAZILIAN HUMMINGBIRDS INTENDED FOR HEADE'S ABANDONED BOOK PROJECT, Gems of Brazil]

      [London, 1863. Chromolithographed plates, image areas 11 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. Very minor surface wear, else fine condition. Matted and framed. A sensational pair of chromolithographs featuring Brazilian hummingbirds. After his journeys in South America, Martin Johnson Heade planned a chromolithographic work to be entitled GEMS OF BRAZIL, which would translate twenty of his paintings of hummingbirds and orchids into prints. In 1863, he executed the paintings of hummingbirds against a Brazilian background and sent them to London to be chromolithographed. For some unknown reason the project was dropped. Only four of the plates survive in proof form; these are two of them. In THE DEMOCRATIC ART, Peter Marzio states that five colors plus a tint stone were used, with traces of oil paint in the highlights. This firm owned two of the proofs about twenty-five years ago, and these are the only other ones we have seen on the market. Simply stunning works, as rare as they are extraordinarily beautiful. Sixteen of the original Heade paintings came into the private collection of the famed English art historian Kenneth Clark, who later gave them to his son Alan. Alan Clark sold them in the 1970s to help finance his political career and taste for exotic cars; they went into the collection of the American art collector Richard Manoogian. He sold them to the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, where they can be seen today.

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