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        Beim Juwelier'.

      - Stahlstich v. Josef Axmann n. Friedrich Friedlaender gedr. b. J. Tomasich in Wien, dat. 1863, 51 x 58,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        Drittes Auftreten des berühmten Löwenbändigers Herrn Crockett aus Paris mit seinen 6 schönen dressirten Löwen. - Circus Blennow. Große außerordentliche Vorstellung der höheren Reitkunst, Gymnastik, Pferde-Dressur u. Mimodrame équestre.

      Frankfurt, G. Müller, 1863.. Einblattdruck mit Holzschnitt (9 x 12 cm) und typographischem Text. Blattgr.: 37 x 24 cm. Der Engländer James Crockett (1835-1865) begann als Zirkusmusiker und wurde später Tierhändler und ein erfolgreicher Dompteur. Ab 1864 zeigte er seine Show in den USA mit George Sanger`s Circus, allerdings verstarb er bereits 1865 in Folge eines Hitzschlages, der ihn in seiner vollen Zirkusmontur bei einer Parade in Cincinnati ereilte.

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        Iceland: its Scenes and Sagas. With numerous Illustrations and a Map.

      London, Smith, Elder 1863. Stor 8vo. 16 pl. (kompl.) hvorav 4 kolorerte. Foldekart. Elegant gulldekorert helskinnbd. m. 5 opph. bånd og marm. snitt. Permene svakt skrapet, ellers et meget pent ekspl

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        Mr. Prof. Adolph Bils. Salon der Experimentalphysik und Magie. Grand Soirée de Physique amusante. Soirées en ville, lecons de l`escamotage d`une nouvelle maniere physique par le professeur Adolpf Bils. Kaiserlich Russischer Hofkünstler. Die physikalischen Vorträge sind vollständig neu.

      Dresden, Julius Ernst (1863). - Einblattdruck in rot und schwarz. Mit breitem Holzschnittrahmen zus. 6 gr. Holzschnitt-Illustrationen, die Vorführung verschiedener Tricks zeigen. Blattgr.:76 x 51 cm. Die Vorstellung fand im großen Saal des Frankfurter Hotel de l`Union (Weidenbusch) statt. - Bils führt 51 verschiedene Tricks auf, u. a.: Der magnetische Degen; Die unsichtbar wandernden Tücher, Die tanzenden Metamorphosen, Die Cristallampe etc. - Die Höhepunkte sind wohl: "Die Reise durch die Luft. Nämlich eine Dame soll auf Commando von der Bühne bis zur Gallerie über das Publikum hinwegfliegen"; "Die wunderbare Erscheinung aus der Feenwelt. oder: Aus 2 rohen Hühnereiern 2 lebende Damen hervorwachsen lassen"; "Die unerklärliche Verwandlung eines Herren in eine Dame". - Zum Schluss jeder Vorstellung: Das unvergleichliche Verschwinden einer Dame. - Der hübsche Holzschnitt zeigt 2 Szenen einer Vorführung. Adolph Bils stammte aus Kopenhagen (eine anderer Quelle behauptet Potsdam) und besaß mit seinem ebenfalls als Zauberer tätigen Bruder einen Zauberpalast im Tivoli; Auftritte in ganz Europa sind von 1838-1863 verbürgt.

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        British Wild Flowers.

      London: John van Voorst,, 1863. Re-Issue: to which is now added a Supplement containing 180 figures of lately discovered flowering plants. Octavo (224 x 138 mm). Contemporary dark green morocco over slightly bevelled boards, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments in gilt and blind, panelling to boards in gilt and blind, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With engraved colour frontispiece and 86 similar plates. Modern gift inscription in pencil to front flyleaf, contemporary and modern ownership inscriptions to title page. Inner hinges repaired, inner margin of title page skillfully restored. Spine lightly sunned, extremities slightly rubbed, minor wear to corners, prelims and endmatter slightly foxed, light spotting to edges. A very good copy. Second edition, revised, of this work on British horticulture.

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        TO THE LOYAL PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI [caption title]

      [St. Louis, 1863. Dbd. Very minor soiling and wear. Very good. An apparently unrecorded pro-Union tract issued in St. Louis in the middle of the Civil War. The authors rejoice in the impending collapse of the Confederate presence in Missouri: "The Secessionists of Missouri are manifestly tired of the war, which, in a period of violent and unreasoning passion, they inaugurated against the peace of the State and their own pecuniary and social interests." But the author also views with alarm the activities of a "radical, revolutionary party," so vindictive toward Secessionists that they "urge that the military power shall continue to wage war upon these people, seize and take away their property, and cast them into prison or exile, or shoot or hang them." "Fellow- citizens, if this policy is continued, the war in Missouri will never cease." The pamphlet, signed in type by Samuel T. Glover and seven others, urges Missourians to "annihilate this fanatical faction" at the polls in the September elections. Not in OCLC and possibly the only surviving copy.

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        Justina Virago die rühmlichst bekannte bärtige Dame mit Schnurr- und Kinnbart eine Naturseltenheit, die bisher noch nicht dagewesen. (Unterzeichner:) F. Taege, Director.

      Leipzig, C. W. Vollrath, ca. 1863.. Plakat mit typographischem Text mit Holzschnitt-Darstellung (17 x 15 cm) der bärtigen Dame. Auf gelbem Papier. Blattgr.: 61 x 43 cm. Am Rand mit kurzen Einrissen. Linker Rand oben und unten ca. 2 cm beschnitten.

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        Monographie du Palais de Fontainebleau. accompagnéed'un texte historique et descriptif par Champollion-Figeac

      A. Morel,, Paris, 1863 - Due volumi legati in uno di cm. 50, pp. (4) 20 (4) di testo descrittivo + 70 tavole; (4) 11 (6) + 80 tavole. Legatura recente in piena tela verde con titoli su tassello al dorso. Ben conservato. Monumentale ed importante monografia munita di un apparato iconografico di grande qualità. Cinque tavole sono in cromolitografia, altre ripiegate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man with Remarks on Theories of the Origin of Species by Variation; illustrated by woodcuts

      London: John Murray, 1863. Hardcover. Very Good. xii, 520, 32 p., frontispiece: many in-text drawings, maps; 23 cm. Publisher's dark green pebble-grain cloth with gilt-stamped spine title "Antiquity of Man" and gilt-stamped cover illustration of two shells. Blind-stamped decoration on spine and both boards. Dark brown endpapers. Publisher's catalog on 32 pages following text, dated Jan. 1863. First Edition. Garrison-Morton (5th ed.), 204.1. In Very Good Condition: small nick in center of front joint; corners are bumped; slightly faded area in upper part of front cover; occasional light pencilled notation by former owner; otherwise, clean and tight.

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        THE COLONIAL HISTORY OF THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO: BEING A SYNTHETIC ARGUMENT IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, FOR FOUR SQUARE LEAGUES OF LAND CLAIMED BY THAT CITY

      San Francisco, 1863. Original printed wrappers. Spine perished, with some repair along inner portion of front wrapper. 19th-century library association bookplate on front free endpaper. Neat repairs along foredge of maps. Else good. In a half morocco box. The scarce first edition of Dwinelle's essential California work, especially desirable in the original printed wrappers, as here. This copy bears an inscription on the front wrapper: "Joseph Bell Esq. Albany, N.Y. with the compliments of G.W. Bell, Supt. 8 Dist. San Francisco." G.W. Bell was a well-regarded assayer and Wells Fargo agent in San Francisco, and the first president of San Francisco's Olympic Club. The wrappers betray the origins of Dwinelle's work as a legal brief for the case of "The City of San Francisco vs. The United States," with John W. Dwinelle being the counsel for the claimant. This extensive brief is also a historical account of the city of San Francisco, and confirmed the city's claim to four leagues of "Pueblo Lands," as defined by the Land Commission Act. Dwinelle's history is a great storehouse of information on the beginnings of San Francisco, with printings of a large number of documents which are now either inaccessible or destroyed. The map of "The Peninsula of San Francisco" is present here in two copies. The Streeter copy of the first edition, also in original printed wrappers and with a presentation inscription from Dwinelle to John Hittell, brought $300.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        [CONFEDERATE MILITARY MANUSCRIPT MAP OF SHELBYVILLE AND TULLAHOMA AND THE SURROUNDING AREA]

      Tullahoma, Tn., 1863. Old fold lines. Backed on slightly later paper. Minor loss at some folds. Light soiling and dampstaining. Good plus. A highly important Confederate manuscript map of the area to the north and east of Shelbyville, Tennessee, located about twenty-five miles south of Murfreesboro, executed in the midst of the Civil War. This map was made a month before the Tullahoma Campaign in late June and early July, in which the Union pushed the Confederacy out of Middle Tennessee, opening the way to the capture of Chattanooga. The map is signed by C. Meister, one of the Confederacy's draughtsman deployed in the field with Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee. Bragg headquartered his army at this time in Tullahoma, anticipating any attack would come through Shelbyville. Bragg's troops were spread across a wide front which encompassed most of the territory shown on this map. Union General Rosencrans was headquartered in Murfreesboro, just to the north. The map shows Christiana to the north, Pocahontas and Manchester to the east, and Tullahoma on the southern edge of the surveyed area. Roads have been marked in red, with rivers and streams delineated in blue, and the railroads and towns marked out in black ink. Meister has included key details such as bridges (noted as being in "good order"), mills and other landmarks, and occasionally mileage between points. The map is noted as "No. 32" in the bottom left corner. With the outbreak of the Civil War there was a surge in demand for accurate and up-to-date maps. The Union had field presses and several government surveyors employed in creating maps. The Confederacy, however, was in short supply of everything, including surveyors, proper equipment, and the means to print. As a result, Confederate survey parties were sent into the field to draw maps, which were later traced into multiple copies. Although time consuming, this method was significantly cheaper than any method of printing available to them. A wonderful exemplar of Confederate cartography, showing a key piece of ground covered by the Army of Tennessee, essential to the Tullahoma Campaign.

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        Armorial et Nobiliaire de l'Ancien Duché de Savoie (Tome I - 1863)

      Premier volume uniquement, livré en fascicules (feuilles sous chemise). Grenoble, typographie et Lithographie Allier éditeur, 1863. In - folio en 28 livraisons et comprenant 6 ff de titres, 1ff de dédicace (au Marquis Costa de Beauregard), 8 ff de liste des souscripteurs (tirage à 326 exemplaires), 6 ff d'avant - propos et 456 pages (manque les pages 283 à 286, famille Brunet). Cet exemplaire est le n° 19 à l'adresse du Marquis Albert Costa de Beauregard. La durée de l'édition dura 80 ans et d'après l'éditeur, seulement 224 exemplaires furent entièrement souscrits. Commencé par Le Cte de Foras, il fut continué par le Cte Mareschal de Luciane, puis le Cte de Viry et enfin le Baron d'Yvoire, complet en VI volumes, il est annoté que ce dernier volume supplémentaire est resté inachevé. Le tome I que nous présentons commence à la Famille Achard et se termine à Chessel de Champagne en Chablais (145 familles) et Aux Chevaliers de l'Ordre du Collier de Savoie dit de l'Annonciade appartenant au Duché de Savoie de 1362 à 1860.

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        RESOURCES OF THE SOUTHERN FIELDS AND FORESTS, MEDICAL, ECONOMICAL AND AGRICULTURAL; BEING ALSO A MEDICAL BOTANY OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES; WITH PRACTICAL INFORMATION ON THE USEFUL PROPERTIES OF THE TREES, PLANTS, AND SHRUBS

      Charleston, S.C., 1863. Original marbled boards, rebacked in paper, paper label. Light scattered foxing and toning, dampstaining to upper outer corner of first forty leaves, not affecting text, faint pencil annotations on verso of rear blank endpaper. Overall very good. Porcher was one of the most prominent medical figures in the antebellum South, and the founder of a hospital for slaves in Charleston in 1855. His early work on medical botany and his reputation as a physician led to his appointment as surgeon-general of the Confederate States. Porcher's book was roundly hailed in its day by Confederate boosters, and the work was commissioned by the surgeon-general of the C.S.A. It remains a thorough and impressive work on the agricultural, botanic, and economic resources of the South. "It is intended as a repertory of scientific and popular knowledge as regards the medicinal, economical, and useful properties of trees, plants, and shrubs found within the limits of the Confederate States" - Sabin. With an extensive index. According to Harwell, "This is the most important and ambitious work printed in the Confederacy.

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        Boletin de las Leyes del Imperio Mexicano, O Sea Codigo de la.

      1863 - Legislation and Decrees of Emperor Maximilian [Mexico]. Segura, Jose Sebastian, Compiler. Boletin de las Leyes del Imperio Mexicano, O Sea Codigo de las Leyes y demas Disposiciones Dictadas por la Intervencion Francesa, Por el Supremo Poder Ejecutivo Provisional, Y por el Imperio Mexicano, Con un Apendice de los Documentos Oficiales mas Notables y Curiosos de la Epoca. Mexico City: Imprenta Litteraria, 1863-1865. Four volumes. Complete set. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering pieces and gilt ornaments to spines. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some chipping to spine ends, corners worn, hinges cracked, a few cracks to text blocks, endleaves lacking from Volume 4. Moderate toning to text, a bit of watercolor paint to final leaf of Volume I with no loss to legibility, interiors otherwise clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, annotations in pencil to front endleaves, small inkstamps to title pages. A nice copy of a scarce complete set. * Only edition. An important compilation of legislative materials and imperial decrees from the French Intervention period, when Emperor Maximilan was put on the throne through the efforts of Napoleon III. OCLC locates copies in 11 North American law libraries. Clagett and Valderrama, A Revised Guide to the Law And Legal Literature of Mexico 398. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gesamtansicht von Niederlahnstein mit Schloß Stolzenfels.

      - Farblithographie v. Eugène Cicéri aus Les Bords Du Rhin b. Goupil in Paris u. Berlin & M. Knoedler in London, dat. 1863, 27,5 x 39,5 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        THE DAILY CITIZEN. THURSDAY, JULY 2, 1863

      Vicksburg, Ms., 1863. Old folds, closed tear in blank margin of one fold, some spotting. Very good. The newspapers printed on wallpaper in Vicksburg during its siege were widely noted at the time, and the Union troops who took possession of the city on July 4 completed and distributed the last issue standing in type. Numerous facsimile versions were published later. This is the first reproduction issue, probably produced in the North as a commemoration later in 1863. Brigham identifies this as the first reproduction, noting its minor variations from the original, mainly the substitution of the article, "Recent Federal Losses at Vicksburg," in the last column. Brigham details some twenty facsimile versions.

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        [AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT, SIGNED REGARDING TESTIMONY IN THE MURDER CASE OF RICHARD E. WATERHOUSE OF SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS]

      [San Augustine, Tx, 1863. Folio sheets. Three horizontal folds, some soiling and staining. Very good. In a blue half morocco and cloth slipcase and chemise, spine gilt. A detailed, closely-written report concerning the testimony of three suspects in the murder of Richard E. Waterhouse in San Augustine, Tx. in 1863. Waterhouse, a Seminole War and Mexican-American War veteran who ascended to the rank of colonel in Tennessee before moving his family to East Texas in 1849, where he opened a general store and speculated in real estate. In 1859, Waterhouse was elected to the Texas State Legislature as the representative from San Augustine County. He was among the wealthier citizens of the town, a fact that seemed to be widely known, and ultimately fatal to the colonel. On the night of Dec. 31, 1863 his store was robbed and Waterhouse was murdered after sustaining a sharp blow to the head from a "hand axe or hatchet." This document is a detailed summation of the events surrounding the robbery and murder of Col. Waterhouse, naming the suspects, Malvin Houston, H.M. Kinsey, and William M. Everett, and consisting of testimony given by the men, as well as Everett's wife, who was implicated in the crime alongside her husband. It was written by an R.F. Slaughter, presumably an official with the Committee of Safety for San Augustine County, before whom the suspects appeared and gave statements which appear in summary form here. The suspects' testimony includes motives for the killing, namely that Waterhouse was thought to have as much as $100,000 in cash in his store. Kinsey is reported to have said that Waterhouse earned the money "by extortion, & swindling the community." Ultimately, the thieves got away with about $15,000, which they divided amongst themselves before being apprehended. Of course, the responsibility for the murder of Waterhouse is unclear from the testimony, as Everett blames Houston, then Houston blames Everett, a classic example of honor among thieves. As far as the public record is concerned, the murder of Waterhouse remains unsolved, though in the closing line of this document, it is written that the Committee of Safety "discharged Kinsey by a very close vote!" The question remains whether Houston or Everett was responsible for the murder of Col. Waterhouse, or if it was in fact Kinsey, as both Houston and Everett initially testified. A fascinating legal document from an ultimately unsolved East Texas murder case.

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        Californien und das Goldfieber Reisen in den wilden Westen Nord-Amerikas, Leben und Sitten der Goldgräber, Mormonen und Indianer. Den gebildeten des deutschen Volkes gewidmet.

      Th. Thiele, Berlin 1863 - 22 x 16 cm 744 S., Wilder Westen Kalifornien Gold Goldrausch Völkerkunde. Wilder Westen Kalifornien Gold Goldrausch Völkerkunde Hldr. d. Zt. Einb. l. ber. u. best., S. tls. l. gebräunt, Exlibris a. V., sonst schönes Exemplar [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KALADLIT OKALLUKTUALLIAIT...[LEGENDS FROM GREENLAND...]

      Noungme [Godthaab, Greenland, 1863. First volume with colored titlepage vignette. Modern three-quarter polished calf and marbled boards, ornate gilt spines, a.e.g. Internally bright and clean. Gilt ownership stamp on front pastedown of each volume. Near fine, and an attractive set. This series of volumes of collected folk tales of Greenland, printed on the first real press to operate there and illustrated with remarkable woodcuts prepared by a native Greenland artist, must rank among the rarest and most extraordinary exotic imprints. Although ephemeral pieces had been printed on a small hand press in Greenland as early as 1793, the first real press was brought there in 1857 by the enthusiastic Danish Crown Inspector for Southern Greenland, Hinrich Rink. Rink began his career as an administrator based at the Moravian mission at Godthaab, on the southwest coast of Greenland. He used the press to produce both official notices and literary works. Rink was determined to collect legends and folk tales of Greenland natives and publish them, an ambition achieved in these four volumes, published over a five-year span. All of the letterpress was printed in a small, unheated workshop next to Rink's house, mostly executed by Lars Møller. Rink collected oral tales from throughout Greenland, although mainly in the southern area he administered. The remarkable oral tradition of the Eskimo, polluted by few outside influences, stretched back to the early Middle Ages. Many of the stories, especially in the first volume, describe the clashes between the Norse and the Eskimo. Rink recognized that some of the tales existed in the realm of pure myth, but that others represented recollections, passed from one generation to the next, of events of many centuries earlier. In the preface to the third volume Rink sets out his theories on the tales, laying the foundation for scholarship on the Greenland Eskimo. All of the text is given in both Greenlandic and Danish. The most amazing aspect of these books are the illustrations. In the first two volumes these were supplied by an Eskimo named Aron of Kangeq, a sealer and walrus hunter who lived at the Moravian mission at the small trading station of Kangeq. Aron was stricken with tuberculosis (which was epidemic in Greenland in that era) and confined to bed. Having heard of his raw artistic talent, Rink supplied him with "paper, coloured pencils, and the necessary tools for woodcutting." Thirty of these, about half of them handcolored, appear in the first two volumes. Aron illustrated the myths. As Oldendow says: "With his fertile imagination Aron drew men in violent motion...he depicts the legendary world of the Greenlanders with insight and ability...He makes us understand the vastness, loneliness, and weirdness of the majestic Greenland landscape and evokes the soul of the country as the ancient Eskimos have known it...." Indeed, Aron created pictures of remarkable power, all the more extraordinary for the circumstances of their production. In the third volume Lars Møller, the printer, supplied a series of illustrations of Greenland life created on the first lithographic press in Greenland. This set is notable for containing two folding maps not regularly issued with the set, but published to be distributed separately. Both were prepared by S. Kleinschmidt and are lithographic maps showing the fjords around Gothaab, with accompanying letterpress text. These maps are extremely rare in their own right. Needless to say, Rink's volumes were produced in small editions, and the attrition of the Greenland climate could not have aided their survival. Today they are of the greatest rarity. An imprint and ethnographic document of stellar importance.

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        NEW MAP OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA TERRITORY...WITH THE PRINCIPAL TOWNS, ROADS, RAILROADS AND TRANSIT ROUTES TO THE SILVER MINING DISTRICTS OF NEVADA TERRITORY...CAREFULLY COMPILED FROM UNITED STATES AND OTHER RELIABLE SURVEYS

      [San Francisco], 1863. Laid down on modern acid-free board. Neatly split along one horizontal fold, with minuscule loss of paper. Short, neat separation along another fold near edges of map. About very good. An important map of California and Nevada Territory by Leander Ransom and A.J. Doolittle, showing routes into Nevada and the recently discovered silver mining regions. Wheat calls it "a Nevada map of first importance." Ransom first published his map of California and Nevada in 1862 (though it bears a copyright date of 1861), and Wheat calls that edition "notably rare." There are three issues of this 1863 edition of the map, one with a copyright of 1862 (Wheat 1070) and another with a copyright of 1863 and the word "A" added before NEW MAP in the title (Wheat 1071). Our issue (as with the Streeter copy) seems to be a variant of Wheat 1071 - copyrighted 1863 but lacking the "A" at the beginning of the title - and it is not listed in Wheat. In the present issue (as with Wheat 1071) the Nevada-Utah border has been more accurately drawn at the 115th meridian (Wheat 1070 puts it at the 116th meridian). There are many other additions in Nevada from the 1862 edition, and from Wheat's number 1070. A great number of details have been added in central Nevada: the important silver mining region of the Reese River District has great detail and lists a number of towns, including Austin, Clifton, and Jacobsville. The Smoky Valley and Big Canyon districts have been added south of the Reese District, and the Mount Hope District has been added to the north. Several stations have been added along the "Overland Stage Road," with intervening distances noted. New mining districts appear in the northwest, as do new trails. In California the counties are named and variously shaded, the six United States Land Districts are shown, main roads are traced, and numerous towns in the California mining districts are located. There is also a table of distances. The presence of "New Mexico" instead of Arizona below the 37th parallel and "Washington Territory" instead of Idaho in the northeast corner indicates that this map was issued fairly early in 1863. The map is drawn on a scale of circa 1:1,750,000, not twenty-four miles to an inch as stated on map, and was lithographed by Louis Nagel of San Francisco, who also lithographed the 1862 edition of Ransom's map. Leander Ransom was born in Connecticut, raised in New York, and came to California in 1851. Wheat notes that "until his death [in 1874] Ransom was intimately connected with the land affairs of California." "A superb map, full of interesting and exotic information in Nevada and California" - Rumsey.

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        THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN

      Published by Joseph, Myers & Co., 1863. Hardback. Good. Illustrated by Canton, Gustav. Good condition with no wrapper. "An Invitation to the Youth of both Sexes to contemplate animated nature in 16 plates designed and engraved on stone by Gustavus Canton. Text according to the best and latest authorities on natural sciences". Large format. Embossed navy cloth with gilt title and decoration to front cover. 97 pages. Cream endpapers. Spine and corners bumped and worn, spine professionally re-backed retaining original cloth. Cover edges lightly rubbed. Covers a bit grubby. Name and date in ink to front endpaper. Joints cracked and repaired, Small binders sticker to rear pastedown. There is foxing and grubby fingermarks throughout and there are light damp stains to the plates (mainly evident on verso but some do show stains to front, however, colours are still bright on all plates). A decent copy of a very scarce book. [R]

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        Diary of A Pedestrian in Cashmere and Thibet

      London: Richard Bentley, 1863. First. Hardcover. VG. 385 pp, ill, some tinted. Description of a long journey undertaken by the soldier. From the plains to Cashmere, a halt in the valley, into little Thibet, Kadak and the Monastery of Hemis, back to the valley and home again. Also a chapter on the religions of Cashmere and Tibet and appendices on the temples of Cashmere, mystic sentences of Thibet and the history of Cashmere. An important early work. Internally better than VG. Externally the original cloth has been expertly relaid on new cloth but at outside gutters the new cloth shows through. Better than it sounds. Original end paper have been retained and there is very little, as in almost no, foxing.

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        Andere Geschichtsquellen Deutschlands, Boehmer J., 4 Bde., 1843-

      Böhmer Johann F., 1795-1863 - Andere Geschichtsquellen Deutschlands, Boehmer J., 4 Bde., 1843-68 Fontes rerum Germanicarum / Hrsg. von Joh. Friedrich Boehmer. Stuttgart: Cotta. - Nebentitel: Geschichtsquellen Deutschlands 8°, 21x13 cm., orig. Hldrbde., sehr gut erhalten, keine Stockflecken, nahezu fleckenfrei und druckfrisch. Bd. 1. Johannes Victoriensis und andere Geschichtsquellen Deutschlands im 14. Jahrhundert. 1843 . -XXXX, 488 S. Bd. 2. Hermannus Altahensis und andere Geschichtsquellen Deutschlands im 13. Jahrhundert. 1845 . - LVI, 572 S. Bd. 3. Martyrium Arnoldi archiepiscopi Moguntini und andere Geschichtsquellen Deutschlands im 12. Jahrhundert. 1853 . - LXXVIII, 642 S. Bd. 4. Henricus de Diessenhofen und andere Geschichtsquellen Deutschlands im späteren Mittelalter / Hrsg. aus dem Nachlasse Joh. Friedrich Boehmer's von Alfons Huber. 1868 . - LXXII, 726 S. ----so vollständig und in diesem Erhaltungszustand sehr selten geworden----- PROVENIENZ: HOFBIBLIOTHEK DONAUESCHINGEN [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gettysburg Address - Front Page News

      1863 - Newspaper, The New York Times, November 20, 1863. (Gettysburg Address on p. 1, col. 3. Reporting on the event starts on p. 1, col. 2. Everett's speech on pp. 2-3.) 8 pp., 15 1/4 x 20 3/4 in. "It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the refinished work that they have thus so far nobly carried on."A rare first day of publication newspaper, with Lincoln's timeless embodiment of American ideals prominently placed. This printing from November 20, the day after the Address, contains Lincoln's speech on the front page. This original issue also includes Edward Everett's speech and a report on the ceremonies. Partial Transcript"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. (Applause.) Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We are met to dedicate a portion of it as the final resting place of those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our power to add or detract. (Applause.) The world will little note nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. (Applause.) It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the refinished work that they have thus so far nobly carried on. (Applause.) It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion: that we here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain (applause): that the nation shall, under God, have a new birth of freedom, and that governments of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth. (Long-continuous applause.)"The text is the Associated Press version, delivered by telegraph from the battlefield ceremonies. There are some slight variations between different newspapers and typesetters in terms of punctuation and capitalization, but the original AP version is easily identifiable by the use of the phrase "to the refinished work" instead of the more appropriate "to the unfinished work."Additional differences between this and other versions of the text include:"We are met to dedicate" is "We have come to dedicate" in Lincoln's written copies.the word "poor," heard by some reporters and present in both of Lincoln's drafts, is excluded here: " far above our [poor] power to add or detract" "carried on" is found here and in Lincoln's second draft, but he replaced it with "advanced" in subsequent drafts: "have thus so far [so] nobly [carried on advanced]" For the full historical background of the Gettysburg Address click here.ConditionVery good.

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        Les Oeuvres de Monsieur de Moliere Tome I-VI. Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigee & augmentee. Tome I: La vie de M. Moliere... L\'Etourdie ou le contre-tems, Le depit amoureux, Les precieuses ridicules. Tome II: Sganarelle ou le cocu imaginaire, L\'Ecole des maris, Les Facheux, L\'Ecole des femmes, La Critique de l\'ecole des femmes, La Princesse d\'Elide, Le Mariage force. Vol. III: L\'Amour medecin, Le Misantrope, Le Medecin malgre lui, Le Sicilien ou l\'amour peintre, Amphitryon, L\'Avare. Tome IV: George Dandin ou.., La Gloire du dome du val de grace, Le Tartuffe ou l\'imposteur, M. De Pourceaugnac, Le bourgeois gentil homme. Tome V; Les Fourberies de Scapin, Psyche, Le Femmes savantes, Dom Garcie de Navarre, L\'Impromptu de Versailles. Tome VI: Don Juan ou le festin de Pierre, Melicerte, Les Amans magnifiques, La Comtesse D\'Escarcagnas, Le Malade imaginaire, L\'Ombre de Moliere

      Paris, Henry Charpentier, 1733. 6 Bände in 5 2034 S. mit 1 Porträt und 30 Kupfern (von 31) Ledereinband der Zeit, Frühe Gesamtausgabe der Werke von Moliere (1622-1673); ( Ledereinbände stark berieben, Schnitt und Vorsätze braunfleckig,Lederrücken brüchig mit Fehlstellen an den Kapitalen, bei Band 3 fehlt das Rückenschild, in Band 3 fehlt ein Kupfer. Insgesamt noch guter Zustand) Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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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, 1863. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly soiled. Text lightly dampstained. About very good. In a cloth clamshell case, gilt leather label. Rare first appearance in book form of Lincoln's magnificent Gettysburg Address. 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. His speech was preceded by an address by 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.

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        [COLLECTION OF FIFTY ENGRAVINGS OF CIVIL WAR UNION GENERALS, COLONELS, COMMODORES, AND OTHER NOTABLES, INCLUDING LINCOLN AND WASHINGTON, PUBLISHED DURING THE WAR]

      New York, 1863. Each stored inside its own paper sleeve and housed together in two contemporary brown leather portfolios, stamped in gilt. Portfolios worn and rubbed. Images in excellent condition. A wonderful contemporary collection of Civil War-related engravings. Featured personalities are mostly Union generals, colonels, commodores, and other officers and figures of note, plus presidents Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Also includes an engraving of William Gannaway Brownlow, the anti-secessionist Tennessee newspaper editor and later governor of Tennessee immediately after the end of the Civil War. At the time of the publication of this set, Brownlow was a celebrity in the North for his ardent anti-secessionist stance. Due to the portrait poses on which the engravings are based, as well as the stated ranks of the military leaders and the general selection of personalities chosen for the set, it must have been published in late 1862 or 1863. Of particular note is the image of Ulysses S. Grant, who was still so relatively unknown in comparison to some of the other military leaders that the publisher either erred and used the likeness of another man, or could not find a suitable portrait and used a different subject. Also, the portrait of Lincoln is early, as it shows the president without his trademark beard. While we have seen some of these engravings before, we have never seen the full set in the original leather portfolios. All engravings include the facsimile signature of the subject and credits the engraver as J.C. Buttre of New York, with many also crediting the original artist or photographer whose image the engraving is based on (most by Brady, with others by Fredricks, Appleton, German, Silsbee, et al; the Washington image is based on a Stuart painting). This is a very rare wartime- published collection of Union officers. The following is a full list, in alphabetical order: 1) Anderson, Brig. Gen. Robert 2) Baker, Col. Edward 3) Banks, Nathaniel P. 4) Blenker, Maj. Gen. Louis, 5) Brownlow, William G. 6) Buell, Maj. Gen. Don Carlos 7) Burnside, Brig. Gen. Ambrose E. 8) Butler, Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. 9) Carr, Col. Joseph B. 10) Clay, Maj. Gen. Cassius M. 11) Corcoran, Col. Michael 12) Cox, Brig Gen. J. Dolson 13) Curtis, Maj. Gen. Samuel R. 14) Dix, Maj. Gen. John A. 15) Doubleday, Brig. Gen. Abner 16) Du Pont, Com. Samuel F. 17) Ellsworth, Col. Elmer E. 18) Foot, Capt. John 19) Foote, Com. Andrew H. 20) Fremont, Maj. Gen. John C. 21) Grant, Maj. Gen. Ulysses 22) Halleck, Maj. Gen. Henry W. 23) Hawkins, Col. Rush C. 24) Heintzelman, Brig. Gen. Samuel P. 25) Hunter, Maj. Gen. David 26) Lander, Brig. Gen. Frederick W. 27) Lincoln, President Abraham 28) Lyon, Brig. Gen. Nathaniel 29) Mansfield, Brig. Gen. J.K.F. 30) McCall, Brig. Gen. George A. 31) McClellan, Maj. Gen. George B. 32) McDowell, Brig. Gen. Irvin 33) Meagher, Col. Thomas Francis 34) Mitchel, Maj. Gen. O.M. 35) Mulligan, Col. James A. 36) Pope, Maj. Gen. John 37) Rosecrans, Brig. Gen. W.S. 38) Scott, Lieut. Gen. Winfield 39) Shields, Brig. Gen. James 40) Sigel, Maj. Gen. Franz 41) Slemmer, Maj. Adam J. 42) Sprague, Maj. Gen. & Gov. of Rhode Island William 43) Stringham, Com. S.H. 44) Wallace, Maj. Gen. Lewis 45) Wallace, Maj. Gen. W.H.L. 46) Washington, President George 47) Weber, Col. Max 48) Wilkes, Capt. Charles 49) Wilson, Col. Henry 50) Wool, Maj. Gen. John E. There is only one similar item in OCLC, a collection called PORTRAITS OF CIVIL WAR OFFICERS calling for 110 plates (including Lincoln's cabinet and an engraving of his childhood home), also by Buttre, located at the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. That collection is bound, and was likely issued as a slightly different item by the publisher than the collection presented here.

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        SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND ALABAMA SHOWING THE APPROACHES TO MOBILE

      [Washington], 1863. Original oblong 12mo. card covers with printed paper label. Contemporary ownership inscription on label. Light wear. Minor foxing and wear to map. Very good. This rare Civil War map was created by the coast Survey office (the main cartographic arm of the Union Army) for use in the Union campaigns into the South. This copy was owned and used by Col. Joseph Corson Read, the Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland. In November 1863 the Union armies captured Chattanooga, the "Gateway to the South," enabling them to stage a prolonged offensive into the Southern heartland. General Ulysses S. Grant moved very quickly to overwhelm the South and immediately ordered Gen. Sherman to move against Atlanta and its vital railroad supply lines, at the same time as he sent Gen. Nathaniel Banks to attack Mobile, Alabama. Joseph Corson Read (1831-89) was one of the first wave of men to take up Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers to put down the rebellion in April 1861. He remained continuously in the army, serving first on Gen. Jesse Reno's staff and rising to the rank of Chief Commissary for the Army of the Cumberland, commanded by Gen. George H. Thomas. Thomas was impressed with Read, and on May 1, 1864, with the spring campaign against Atlanta imminent, Thomas named Read Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland in the Field. This meant that, although Col. A.P. Porter was the Army's overall chief, Read would serve alongside Thomas in the field and had the responsibility to supply the entire army as it moved south. During the long and arduous Atlanta campaign he was the man on the ground, making the supply side work. Read developed a close relationship with Thomas, one with both personal and professional aspects. This map, scaled at ten miles to the inch, shows Mississippi and Alabama from Jackson to Montgomery, starting about fifty miles north of those two points and continuing south to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. Rivers, roads, and rail lines, and all the towns they connect, are detailed, with waterways printed in blue. Two of the railroads, the Mobile & Pensacola, and the Mobile & Great Northern, include construction and removal dates during the war. An important map that would have been used by the Union Army in the field, specifically by the Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland.

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        Southern Mississippi and Alabama Showing the Approaches to Mobile

      Coastal Survey Office, [Washington] 1863 - Folding map, 24 x 25½ inches, mounted in twenty-four sections on linen. Original card covers with printed paper label. Contemporary ownership inscription on label. Light wear. Minor foxing and wear to map. Rare field operations map of Mississippi. This rare Civil War map was created by the Coast Survey office, the main cartographic arm of the Union Army, for use in the Union campaigns into the South. This copy was owned and used by Colonel Joseph Corson Read, the Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland. In November 1863, the Union armies captured Chattanooga, the "Gateway to the South," enabling them to stage a prolonged offensive into the Southern heartland. Grant moved very quickly to overwhelm the South and immediately ordered Sherman to move against Atlanta and its vital railroad supply lines, at the same time as he sent Nathaniel Banks to attack Mobile, Alabama. Joseph Corson Read (1831-1889) was one of the first wave of men to take up Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers to put down the rebellion in April 1861. He remained continuously in the army, serving first on General Jesse Reno's staff and rising to the rank of Chief Commissary for the Army of the Cumberland, commanded by George H. Thomas. Thomas was impressed with Read, and on May 1, 1864, with the spring campaign against Atlanta imminent, Thomas named Read Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland in the Field. This meant that, although Colonel A.P. Porter was the Army's overall chief, Read would serve alongside Thomas in the field and had the responsibility to supply the entire army as it moved South. During the long and arduous Atlanta campaign he was the man on the ground, making the supply side work. Read developed a close relationship with Thomas, one with both personal and professional aspects. This map, scaled at ten miles to the inch, shows Mississippi and Alabama from Jackson to Montgomery, starting about fifty miles north of those two points and continuing south to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. Rivers, roads, and rail lines, and all the towns they connect, are detailed, with waterways printed in blue. Two of the railroads, the Mobile & Pensacola, and the Mobile & Great Northern, construction and removal dates during the war. An important map that would have been used by the Union Army in the field, specifically by the Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland. Library of Congress, Civil War Maps 260.1; Library of Congress, Railroad Maps 140.

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        A MONOGRAPH OF THE PITTIDAE, OR, FAMILY OF ANT THRUSHES

      New York, 1863. Folio. Contemporary green half morocco, gilt, by W.S. Hiltz, spine gilt with raised bands, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Expert repairs to spine, extremities a bit rubbed. Occasional light spotting and offsetting, small skillfully repaired tear in outer blank margin of title. Very good. A fine copy of the first edition. A rare and spectacular ornithological work, the first book by Elliot with his own illustrations, and the scarcest of his major monographs. "Elliot was not his own painter, except among the Pittas. Early in his career, in 1863, he had brought out his book on the Pittidae, or Ant-Thrushes with plates of a delightful...character, after his own drawings" - FINE BIRD BOOKS. Elliot's chosen illustrator, Paul Louis Oudart, died after completing only three or four plates, and rather than risk a hurried instruction to another artist, Elliot "felt compelled to turn draughtsman myself" (Preface) and executed all of the other drawings, bar one each by Maubert and Mesnel. The illustrations and indeed the birds themselves represent the pinnacle of Elliot's pictorial work. When a second edition of this work was issued, most of the plates were redrawn by John Gould's artist, William Hart, and the text was completely rewritten. The Pittidae described are native to Borneo, Nepal, Ceylon, the Philippines, New Guinea, and Cambodia, among other places. Their plumage is rendered in vibrant shades of blues, greens, and reds, and the birds (many of whom are shown feeding their young) are placed against beautifully drawn landscapes. Elliot was also careful to ensure that the flowers and foliage shown in detail with the birds were appropriate for the species shown.

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        Befreiungshalle ('Die Befreiungshalle bei Kelheim. Nach einer Skizze von Hans Weininger').

      - lavierte Tuschefederzeichnung v. Hans Weininger in Regensburg, dat. 1863, 29 x 23,5 Hans Weininger brachte 1863 das Buch "Die Befreiungshalle bei Kelheim" im Verlag bei Georg Joseph Manz in Regensburg heraus. - Er war Major, P.K. Hauptmann und Sekretär des Historischen Vereins der Oberpfalz und von Regensburg. - Hugo Graf von Walderdorff brachte einen Nekrolog über Weininger heraus: Hans Weininger, k. b. charakt. Major des Pensionsstandes und Sekretär des histor. Vereines von Oberpfalz und Regensburg, S. 389-402. - Sehr fein ausgeführte Tuschefederzeichnung der Befreiungshalle. (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request)

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        [EXTENSIVE ARCHIVE OF LETTERS AND PAPERS OF JOHN FREDERICK PIERSON, PRIMARILY RELATED TO THE MUTINY OF THE 1st NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY DURING THE CIVIL WAR]

      [Various places, 1863. Primarily quarto sheets. Old fold lines, some light wear and soiling scattered throughout. Generally very good. Contained in two binders. The extensive archive of Union colonel John Frederick Pierson, consisting of over 145 items, mostly relating to the arguments and disagreements among the officers of the 1st New York Volunteer Infantry. Pierson served as an officer from when the regiment was mustered in June 1861, serving as colonel until he was shot through the chest at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. Before that, he quarreled with other regimental officers, which resulted in arrests and courts-martial. Many of these documents deal with the ongoing and disruptive fights between the officers. John Frederick Pierson (1839-1932), the son of a New York steel merchant, was privately educated in New York City. He joined the New York National Guard in 1857 (7th New York Regiment, Co. "K"), but once the Civil War broke out he was attached to the 1st New York Infantry, Co. "H" as a lieutenant. He quickly climbed up the ranks, becoming a captain in May 1861, major in July 1861, lieutenant colonel in September 1861, colonel in October 1862, and breveted a brigadier general on March 13, 1865, as part of the general brevet promotion that occurred that day. He was wounded twice, once at the Battle of Glendale and once more seriously on May 3, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville, where he was shot through the chest or shoulder. The 1st New York mustered out in June, and Pierson joined the New York 37th on his recovery. He was captured at Bristoe Station, Virginia on Oct. 14, 1863 and taken as a prisoner of war to Libby Prison in Richmond until exchanged. After the war he joined his family's business, the Ramapo Iron Works. The 1st New York mustered into the Army of the Potomac for two years in May 1861, the first U.S. regiment to enroll for that length of time. They were first assigned to Fort Monroe, Virginia, then ordered to Big Bethel. From there they went to Newport News. The regiment was active in several battles, including Big Bethel, Glendale, Second Bull Run, and Chancellorsville. Many of the earliest documents in this archive regard the New York National Guard (7th New York Regiment, Co. "K"), to which Pierson belonged. One such document is an 1861 roll of the members of the 7th New York, Co. "K," which includes Pierson, and a list of Co. "K" members killed and wounded during the Civil War. After Pierson joined the New York 1st Infantry, Co. "H" on June 27, 1861, he became involved in "the Recruiting business" for the regiment, even using family members, such as his brother Charley, to help. Several letters are included from J. Frederick to Charley, one pleading: "You must help me....Can I get any men there?" Documents from this period also include invoices of purchases for military equipment, including military weapons; promotions; and more. Also included are various general orders listing the promotions of Pierson; lists of "the Officers Mess of Company H" (June 14, 1861, four days after participating in the Battle of Big Bethel); a military appointment of Pierson to captain in the 1st New York signed by New York governor Edwin D. Morgan (May 27, 1861); a military appointment of Pierson to major signed by Gov. Morgan (July 29, 1861), with a document signed by Adj. Gen. J. Meredith Reed, Jr. Trouble began to surface for the 1st New York in early 1862 as the regiment joined the Peninsula Campaign in southeastern Virginia. In a letter from Col. Garrett Dyckman at Newport News, Virginia, Pierson finds out that many of the men under Dyckman were hostile to them: "I occasionally receive a hint that the clique business is still flourishing in the Regt but it does not show itself to me. It appears as if Cl. Co. Bj. & Sil. cannot come to an understanding in what manner they shall remove those above them or who shall fill the vacancies if removed therefore each appears to work on his own hook. The officers in the Regt who are against both of us are (I may as well write their names) Clancy, Coles, Yeamans (Silva against me), Bjorg, (Shaw against you) Hamilton (against you) Campbell (against me) Melville (against me) Hyde, & Carpenter, those not mentioned are either friends, or men of well balanced minds, who would think cliquing too contemptible a business for them to enter into." Earlier in January 1862, Berry sent a letter to Major Henry W. Breevort (a fair copy is included) suggesting the regiment was dysfunctional and thus should be disbanded: "I have to say that the three field officers of this Regt. are very unfriendly to each other, and since its connection with the Brigade, they have done all they could to render each others places uncomfortable. This fight has of course descended to the line Officers sending one way and many another, and so to the Rank and file, until it came to pass that there was no discipline in the Regiment. I do not mean to say that there are no good Officers, for there are quite a number of good and deserving ones but from the quarrel existing between the field Officers, and from the trouble occasioned by some disorderly officers of Line the Regiment has suffered extremely....Lieut. Col. Pierson is in arrest. Major Jas. Clancy is in arrest also. [Berry then lists the names of eight other officers who have been arrested in connection with the crippling quarrel.] I would recommend that the recommendations of General Birney, General of Division, to break up the Regt. and place the members with the 37th N.Y.V. be carried out or that the whole lot of the officers now under arrest be got rid of." Matters got worse when Major James T. Clancy was placed under arrest on July 17, 1862. Two other officers were dismissed in a directive from President Lincoln and carried out by Special Orders No. 179 (included here) issued by the War Department on Aug. 2, 1862. Then in a letter to War Secretary Edwin Stanton (a fair copy is included), Pierson reports the strange desertion of Col. Garrett Dyckman when ordered to the front lines: "At Yorktown he left the Regiment, and has not reported since." Several others also deserted. In this letter Pierson asks Stanton to dismiss all of them from the army because they "have proved themselves to be worthless officers, if not cowards" (Aug. 24, 1862). Included in this archive are holograph statements dated Sept. 8 and 10, 1862 from two of the accused, Capt. William Coles and Major James Clancy. In their statements they explained their absences from the regiment (Coles cited "Cholic" and Clancy blamed his "horse being lame from a wound"). According to another document Cole was found guilty of being absent without leave and neglect of duty; his punishment was the suspension of rank and pay for one month, along with a public reprimand in general orders. Clancy, who was removed from his appointment, was reinstated later in September (those documents are also included here). Pierson has endorsed each statement by Cole and Clancy with an endorsement arguing that both had intentionally deserted. In a significant letter dated Sept. 15, 1862 to Brig. Gen. David Birney from Annapolis, Maryland, Pierson explains the unfortunate affair. Two copies of this letter are included, one being Pierson's retained copy. After the military trials of Cole and Clancy, Pierson writes his father on Oct. 10, 1862: "I am making a big fight here now, and go around full of impudence and bowie knives....The men are enthusiastic over my return." Likely, Pierson felt better about his prospects because the day before he received his commission as colonel of the 1st New York (signed by Gov. Morgan and included here). In another letter to his father dated Dec. 27, 1862, Pierson reports on the day that Clancy returned to his position in the regiment: "Upon his arrival, I demanded 'What are you doing here sir?' 'I am here by order of the Secy. Of War.' Permit me to see the order Sir? He gave it to me and I quietly whistled Yankee Doodle and unhesitatingly endorsed it thus 'The position previously occupied by Mr. Clancy was regularly filled before the date of this order, and he cannot therefore be restored....' I handed it to him and said 'You will of course leave this camp Sir.'...Mr Clancy backed out....If he prefers to contest the point he can give me much trouble." On Dec. 29, 1862, Gen. Hiram G. Berry, commander of the division, praised Pierson for improving the regiment: "In justice to your endeavors to make the Regm't under your command one of the best in this Division, I beg leave to say that you may have positive proof of the value set upon these exertions. That, since your promotion to your present position your Regiment has improved beyond my expectations, although I knew of your previous worth as an officer. When the First New York joined my Brigade at Fair Oaks, its discipline was very poor. The habits of many of its Officers were such as to demoralize....I am happy to say that through your exertions many worthless officers have been got rid of." Three fair copies of this letter are included. By then, however, a serious quarrel had broken out between Pierson and Clancy. Letters of accusation between the two are included. Pierson's impudence became obvious to his own commanding officer, Brig. Gen. David B. Birney, who got involved, writing a letter from the 1st Division headquarters on June 13, 1863, which reads in full: "The conduct of Colonel Pierson has been very insubordinate and I am told by Gen'l [Hiram G.] Berry has tended greatly to relax discipline in his Brigade. I am confident his release from arrest is because of...statements made to the Sec'y of War by the influential friends of Col. Pierson. I would urge that no decision be made before Major Clancy and Gen'l Berry both are heard." Pierson himself had been placed under arrest the very next day, in October 1863. To his utter embarrassment and chagrin, he "was taken by the Enemy and subsequently thrown into a Richmond Prison. While the disgraceful fact that I was captured while under arrest at the rear of the Army was published in the Papers. As my conscience Sir, and my memory both acquit me of ever having neglected my duty or committed any Military Offence." Many more letters and documents concerning this affair are included. This archive contains many other letters (many of which are fair copies) and documents signed by numerous Union officers, such as requests for leaves of absence; various directives, many issued by Pierson; general orders; "orders for the government of the Police Guard" (Aug. 10, 1861); invoices, such as one from the Depot of Army Clothing and Equipage (April 10, 1862); a list of members of the "First Regmt. Inf. N.Y.U.S.V." killed and wounded in the Civil War; letters of promotion recommendations; a document certifying that Col. Pierson "has been exchanged as a prisoner of war....He will join his Regiment without delay," signed by E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adj. Gen., Oct. 5, 1862; and more. Several post-Civil War items are also included: THE UNION CLUB (1867) containing the constitution, rules, and list of members and officers of the exclusive New York City social club (Pierson is listed as a member); THE SEVENTH REGIMENT GAZETTE (January 1933), with an obituary of Pierson; THE NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARDSMAN (June 1933); and the fiftieth anniversary edition of THE SEVENTH REGIMENT GAZETTE (August 1933) with an article on Pierson. A considerable archive, worthy of further research.

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        Boletin de las Leyes del Imperio Mexicano, O Sea Codigo de la

      1863. Legislation and Decrees of Emperor Maximilian [Mexico]. Segura, Jose Sebastian, Compiler. Boletin de las Leyes del Imperio Mexicano, O Sea Codigo de las Leyes y demas Disposiciones Dictadas por la Intervencion Francesa, Por el Supremo Poder Ejecutivo Provisional, Y por el Imperio Mexicano, Con un Apendice de los Documentos Oficiales mas Notables y Curiosos de la Epoca. Mexico City: Imprenta Litteraria, 1863-1865. Four volumes. Complete set. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, lettering pieces and gilt ornaments to spines. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some chipping to spine ends, corners worn, hinges cracked, a few cracks to text blocks, endleaves lacking from Volume 4. Moderate toning to text, a bit of watercolor paint to final leaf of Volume I with no loss to legibility, interiors otherwise clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, annotations in pencil to front endleaves, small inkstamps to title pages. A nice copy of a scarce complete set. * Only edition. An important compilation of legislative materials and imperial decrees from the French Intervention period, when Emperor Maximilan was put on the throne through the efforts of Napoleon III. OCLC locates copies in 11 North American law libraries. Clagett and Valderrama, A Revised Guide to the Law And Legal Literature of Mexico 398.

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        Exceedingly Rare! Captured by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest after Streight's Raid a day earlier, a Union soldier signs a Prisoner's Parole, swearing that "I will not bear arms against the Confederate States Government ?"

      Rome, Georgia, May 4, 1863. 8" x 3.25". "Exceedingly Rare Partly Printed Document Signed ""B.A. McCormick, "" 1 page, 8"" x 3.25"". Rome, Georgia, May 4, 1863. Completed in manuscript. Minor flaws. Printed in Rome, Georgia, on the field. Headed: ""PRISONER'S PAROLE."" Professionally conserved and deacidified. Very Good condition. In full, ""I. B. McCormic [sic] prvt of Co. A 51 Ind regt inft of the United States Army captured by BRIG. GEN. FORREST, solemnly swear before Almighty God, the Sovereign Judge, that I will not bear arms against the Confederate States Government, nor help, aid, or assist either directly or indirectly, any person or persons , in making war against the same, until regularly exchanged as a prisoner of war, and that I will not, at any time, communicate to any person information received within the Confederate lines, detrimental to the same. Sworn and subscribed to before me ..."" Signed ""Rome Ga May 4th 1863 / J M Crews / A Insptr Genl.""Accompanied by a certificate, 8.5"" x 11"", issued in Washington, 1884, certifying McCormick's enlistment and discharge (tears at edges); a Certificate of Service, 10"" x 8"", Washington, 1889 (fine condition); and a printed reproduction of a handwritten letter, 5.5"" x 8.5"", from Gen. Lew Wallace dated November 27, 1902, sent to Civil War veterans who wrote to him.Berryman A. McCormick (1841-1908) was one of over 1,500 Union soldiers captured by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest on May 3, 1863. Abel D. Streight was Colonel of the 51st Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. In April 1863, he led his men of his 51st Indiana, 73rd Indiana, 3rd Ohio, and 18th Illinois, from Nashville, Tennessee, on what has been known as ""Streight's Raid."" The raid ended on May 3rd with the capture of Streight and his command by General Nathan Bedford Forrest.From History of the Fifty-First Indiana Veteran Volunteer Infantry by William R. Hartpence (published 1894): ""Notwithstanding Forrest's most sacred promise, made in the terms of surrender, no sooner were our troops turned over to the rebel authorities, than a system of robbing was instituted, which soon relieved our boys of everything of any value in their possession. Blankets, knapsacks, haversacks, overcoats, money, side-arms, colors and everything ... The next day the command was marched under guard to Rome. The citizens were delighted to see the boys, and thronged the streets to greet them. The prisoners stayed in the town till Tuesday morning, May 5, under orders of Forrest; enduring every insult that such a low, ignorant, unprincipled, ill-born people only could invent. The vile creatures crowded around the cars, the women flaunting themselves in the most indecent manner; and all boasting of the superior chivalry of the South ..."""

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        Die Burgen, Klöster, Kirchen und Kapellen Württembergs und der Preußisch-Hohenzollern`schen Landestheile mit ihren Geschichten, Sagen und Mährchen. Bde. 1-5 (komplett mit den 20 Ansichten in Lithographie).

      Stuttgart, Reutlingen, Eduard Fischhaber, 1863 - VIII, 488; 474; 494; 480; 480 S. mit 20 Lithographien Einbände berieben, bestoßen und am Rücken mit entferntem Standortschild. Handschriftlicher Besitzereintrag und -stempel auf Vorsatz. Immer wieder fleckig. Insgesamt ein gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Mit den schönen Ansichten. Bd. 1 mit den Ansichten von Wirtemberg, Hohen-Rechberg, Hohen-Neufen, Stift Comburg, Bd. 2 mit den Ansichten von Hohentwiel, Hohenzollern, Marienkirche in Reutlingen, Belsener Kapelle, Bd. 3 mit den Ansichten von Ruine Reissenstein, Hohenasperg, Hohenstaufen, Ulmer Münster, Bd. 4 mit den Ansichten von Burg Weinsberg, Kloster Schönthal, Teck, die alte Rauensburg, Bd. 5 mit den Ansichten von Lichtenstein, Kloster Maulbbronn, Waldburg, Hohenurach, Heyd Nr. 4035 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1100

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        The Illustrated Family Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, with the self-interpreting and explanatory Notes, and marginal References, of John Brown, to which is prefixed an Introduction to the right Understanding of the Oracles of God FULLARTON BIBLE IN FULL CALF

      A Fullarton, Edinburgh,, [1863]. Sm. folio, First Edition thus, text in broad double column with marginal references, with 20 fine steel engraved plates, maps and plans (plates with mild tide-mark at outer edge not affecting engraved surface), and very numerous engraved head- and tail-pieces, illustrations and decorations in the text, the title and a few leaves are lightly spotted but the majority of the text is remarkably crisp and clean; impressively bound in contemporary full niger calf, boards with elaborate gilt frame border enclosing decorative border and large floral panel all in blind, back with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second compartment framed and lettered in gilt, all other compartments elaborately framed and tooled in gilt, gilt edges, gilt doublures, marbled endpapers, hinges neatly strengthened with maroon passe-partout, boards minimally age-marked else a very good, bright, clean copy. As often the Family Register, usually placed before title, has been neatly removed. With separate printed titles for the Testaments and illustrated titles to each Book. The maps depict the Journeyings of the Israelites and the World as known to the Ancients. The plans include Noah's Ark and Rome, together with a detailed chrono-genealogical table of the lineal descent of Christ as given by Mark and Matthew. A SPLENDID COPY OF ONE OF THE FINEST AND MOST FAMOUS MID-VICTORIAN FAMILY BIBLES.

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        NOBILE Gaetano. Un mese a Napoli. Descrizione della Città di Napoli e delle sue vicinanze. Divisa in trenta giornate

      NOBILE Gaetano. Un mese a Napoli. Descrizione della Città di Napoli e delle sue vicinanze. Divisa in trenta giornate. Opera corredata di figure intagliate in legno per delucidazione delle cose narrate e sia per ricordo delle cose vedute. Napoli, 1863. Due volumi in 8° contenenti voll. 3, leg. m. pelle con titt. in oro; pp. IV - 931; 662, 477. Opera corredata da 190 incisioni in legno n.t. e f.t. di vedute e monumenti. Il secondo libro ha i volumi due e tre rilegati insieme. Le due rilegature sono diverse. Pochissime macchie all'interno, rilegature un po' lenta ma nel complesso esemplari in più che buone condizioni.

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        Histoire naturelle des diptères des environs de Paris, 2 vol.

      - Victor Masson, Paris, 1863 ;; in-8, relié édition limitée à 250 exemplaires (n° 229), portrait de l'auteur en frontispice, xvi, 1143 pp. 920 pp., reliure moderne en demi-toile verte, pièces de titre en cuir vert, couvertures restaurées conservées. Bel exemplaire de ce rare onvrage publié par les soins de sa famille, sous la direction de M.H. Monceaux, quelques rousseurs ! Horn-Schenkling 18221, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [COLLECTION OF MORE THAN 400 GENERAL ORDERS FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT DURING THE CIVIL WAR, INCLUDING THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, TOGETHER WITH SEVERAL GENERAL ORDERS FROM THE NAVY DEPARTMENT]

      Washington, 1863. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Hinges cracked but solid. Light wear to spines and boards. Quite clean internally. Very good. An extensive collection of general orders from the War Department, covering the first three years of the war, and including "General Orders No.1" for 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation. This is the first generally available version of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued, according to Eberstadt, about January 7, 1863. He designates this the fifth edition, following the two State Department issues, the newspaper extra in the ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, and the Circular Letter edition of January 5, all of which are extremely rare (two of them are known in a single copy only). Thus, this is the first obtainable edition of one of the great American state papers. In addition to the most famous of the Civil War's general orders, this set of orders covers issues of staffing and personnel, including enlistments, promotions, casualties, and pay issues; provisioning and supplying; the formation of military departments; courts martial; and army medical directives. Several orders from the navy are also represented here, including one abolishing forever the naval ration of spirituous liquors. An important source for the history of the Civil War.

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        Leipzig. - Völkerschlacht. - Gedenkblatt an die 50 jährige Jubelfeier. - "Das Schlachtfeld bei Leipzig mit seinen Denkmälern".

      - Gedenkblatt. Lithografie, 1863. 48,5 x 48,5 cm (Darstellung / mit Schrift) / 51 x 59,5 cm (Blatt). Oberhalb der Darstellung "Gedenkblatt an die 50 jährige Jubelfeier des deutschen Befreiungs-Kampfes", unterhalb betitelt "Das Schlachtfelde bei Leipzig mit seinen Denkmälern. Nach der Natur aufgenommen", darüber "Lith. Anst. v. M. Singer, Leipzig", rechts und links davon Erläuterungen 1-64". - Die in der Mitte befindliche Abbildung des Schlachtfeldes ist von folgenden Ansichten und Denkmälern umgeben: Ansicht von Leipzig vom Napoleonstein, Denkmal auf dem Monarchenhügel bei Gr. Görschen, Auf dem Galgenberg b. Wachau, Denkmal bei Möckern, Poniatowsky Denkmal, Denkmal b. Lüztzower b. Kl. Schkorlop, Linde bei Wachau, Der frühere Napoleonstein, Frankfurter Brücken Denkmal, Dölitzer Schloss, Poniatowsky Stein a. d. Elster, Kugeldenkmal in Leipzig, Schwarzenbergs Denkmal b. Meusdorf, Denkmal a. d. Wachtberg b. Göhren, Denkmal a. d. Monarchenhügel b. Meusdorf, Denkmal bei Kitzen. - Blatt leicht fingerspurig. Am unteren Blattrand mehrere kleine, hinterlegte Einrisse. An der oberen rechten Ecke Fehlstellen ausgebessert. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar.

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        Leipzig. - Sammelblatt. - Gedenkblatt. - "Das Schlachtfeld bei Leipzig mit seinen Denkmälern".

      - Historische Ortsansicht. Lithografie, 1863. 48,0 x 48,8 cm (Darstellung) / 50,0 x 56,4 cm (Blatt). Ober- und unterhalb der Ansichten betitelt "Gedenkblatt an die 50 Jährige Jubelfeier des deutschen Befreiungs-Kampfes. Das Schlachtfeld bei Leipzig mit seinen Denkmälern". Ferner mit den Verlags- und Druckerangaben "Verl. v. Rudolph Meitzner in Frankfurt a/M., Lith. Anst. v. M. Singer Leipzig". Unten mit einer geteilten ausführlichen Legende ausgestattet. - Der opulente Einblattdruck erschien als Gedenkblatt in der bildnerischen Tradition der Souvenierblätter und zeigt diverse Denkmälerveduten des Landes, welche oberhalb von einer Panoramaansicht Leipzigs bekrönt sind. Als Zentralbild figuriert eine Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelperspektive vom Leipziger Umland mit den einzelnen Dörfern. Unten ist das Gedenkblatt mit einer Insetlandkarte im Oval des Leipziger Bezirkes dekoriert. Seltenes und dekoratives Blatt mit militärhistorischem Bezug. - Mit einer leichten Vertikal- u. Horizontalbugfalte. Leichte Lagerspuren. Im Ganzen gut erhalten.

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        Abeokuta and The Camaroons Mountains. An Exploration.

      Tinsley Brothers London First editions Two Volumes 1863 - An ex-library set : Octavo; xvi, 333p; v, 306p, [2]. Folding map, frontis to volume two, three engraved plates, one of which has been used as the frontispiece to volume one, which is lacking its portrait frontispiece. Map torn , repaired, and sl stained. A fair copy only, the original green cloth boards rebacked with the original spine laid down, 19thc library book plates to the pastedowns, blind stamps. Joints and hinges are sound, some preliminary leaves sl marginal chips. A fair and usable copy of the this scarce book by arguably the greatest explorer of all. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hospital Sketches

      Boston: James Repath, 1863. First Edition . Near fine in pebbled, purple cloth covered boards with gilt text on the spine and on the front board. A 16mo measuring 6 3/4" by 4 3/8" with light yellow end sheets. The cloth on the outside edges of the boards and on the spine is slightly faded. The hinges and joints are tight and the binding is sewn. Without a dust jacket (if it ever had one). 102 pages followed by a two page ad by the publisher. Per Judith C. Ullom in her bibliography, Louisa May Alcott, "Considered by critics to be the proving ground for the author, these six sketches, written when Louisa was 30 years of age, are based on her experience as a Civil War nurse. First published in successive numbers in the Boston newspaper, The Commonwealth (1863), they were revise and enlarged for book publication A beautiful copy of a very uncommon early book by a well respected author of Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys and many other titles. (Ullom: Louisa May Alcott; 5; BAL, 145)

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        The Ferns of Southern India. Being descriptions and Plates of the Ferns of the Madras Presidency.

      Gantz Brothers, Madras 1863 - Full green morocco binding, 4to., pp.1, (1), 1, (1), xv, 88, vii and illustrated with 272 full page plates. The spine divided by five raised and gilt ruled bands into six compartments with the title in the second compartment. Covers gilt lined along the spine and the corners, gilt title on front board. Marbled endpapers and all edges gilt. A small unobtrusive stain on the spine in the fifth compartment, a stamp of a private collector on first blank and the stamp of another private collector on title page and last index page, both stamps small. The title page a bit foxed, a few other pages with some very light foxing, but overall a very clean copy. Collation: First blank, Title, blank, Notice, blank, pp. xv, 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17-20, 21-24, 25-30, 31-34, 35-38, 39-42, 43-46, 47-50, 51-53, blank (v. 53), 54-58, blank (v. 58), 59-64, 65-80, 81-84, 85-88, pls i-xxviii, pl xxviii A, pls xxix-cclxx1, pp. vii, final blank. Collation complete. The work was issued in installements (see picture #5) and obviously in a small run only. It was republished ten years later in 1873. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        FAREWELL ADDRESS OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL POLK

      Missionary Ridge, Tn, 1863. Toned. Some light staining and foxing. Good. A rare field press broadside printing of Confederate General Leonidas Polk's stirring and eloquent farewell to his troops in the Army of Tennessee, after he had been removed from his command by General Braxton Bragg. Polk graduated from West Point a year before Jefferson Davis, and the two enjoyed a long and close friendship. Polk left the military soon after graduation, and entered the Episcopal ministry, eventually becoming Missionary Bishop of the Southwest. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War he was appointed a general and became a commander of the Army of Tennessee. Polk eventually came under criticism, especially from his superior, Braxton Bragg. He participated at Belmont, Shiloh, Perryville, and Murfreesboro, but after what was considered a poor performance at Chickamauga, Bragg relieved Polk of his command. In this address to his troops Polk refers to the "unfortunate disagreement between myself and the commander-in-chief of this Department," defends his actions and decisions, and praises the bravery and performance of his men. "Contending with a numerous, well-appointed and merciless enemy, for all that man holds dear, you have borne unexampled privations with fortitude, fought with undaunted bravery, and ever yielded a ready and cheerful obedience to your officers....My earnest exhortation and request to you is, to fight on and fight ever, with true hearts, until your independence is achieved. Thousands of hearts may fall crushed and bleeding udner the weapons of the foe, or the passions or mistakes of friends, but the great cause must not be sacrificed, or our flag abandoned." Polk would be reassigned, and was killed during a scouting expedition in 1864. Not in Parrish & Willingham. OCLC locates only a single copy, at Yale.

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        William England: Alpinisten auf einem Gletscher. Original-Fotografie (1863 - 1868); Albumin-Abzug., Bildformat: 15,7 x 21,5 cm. Auf leichten Karton montiert. Karton mit gedruckter Tonplatte, auf der die Fotografie montiert wurde. Gedruckter Name des Fotografen sowie gedruckte Bezeichnung: "Views of Switzerland and Savoy. Dedicated by permission of the Alpine Club". - Minimale Benutzungsspur, nur im Glanz sichtbar; sehr schön erhalten; Karton mit sehr leichter Benutzungsspur; untere Blattecke mit schmalem Abriss. - William England war Chef-Fotograf der London Stereoscopic Company und reiste in den 1860er Jahren durch die Schweiz sowie die savoyischen Alpengebiete. Er fertigte vorwiegend Aufnahmen für Stereo-Karten, hier liegt eine wesentlich

      - ***** William England: Mountain climbers cross alp glacier. Original photography (1863 - 1868); albumen print. Size: 15,7 x 21,5 cm. Mount on slight board. Printed name of photographer, title too: "Views of Switzerland and Savoy. Dedicated by permission of the Alpine Club". - Minor using, else excellent; board with minor using; foot corner with slight damage. - William England was chief photographer of London Stereoscopic Company. He disposed mostly stereo views. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 1600

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        Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand" originale Heliogravure ca.58x34cm (Darstellung/Image size) auf Karton (63x39cm) nach einem Gemälde von Lippay; in der Platte signiert; unterhalb der Darstellung typographisch betitelt und bezeichnet; Parthenon Wien um 1910

      - [Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand von Österreich (1863 in Graz - 1914 in Sarajevo) war österreichischer Erzherzog und seit 1896 Thronfolger von Österreich-Ungarn. Das Attentat von Sarajevo, bei dem er und seine Frau ums Leben kamen, gilt als Auslöser des Ersten Weltkrieges.] Das großformatige Blatt mit kleineren Kratzspuren und am oberen Rand mit 3,5cm langem alt hinterlegten Randeinriß. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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