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        Travels on Horseback in Mantchu Tartary: Being a Summer's Ride Beyond the Great Wall of China.

      London, Hurst and Blackett, Successors to Henry Colburn 1863 - Crown quarto. Pp. xvi, 579. Chromolithograph frontispiece. Fold-out map with additional colour added in lithography (small tears at fold). With 54 wood-engraved illustrations. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half polished calf and forest-green ribbed cloth, sides and corners ornamentally roll-tooled in blind, spine gilt; bit worn and chafed in places, inner-hinges split; foxed. Overall a handsome copy in good condition, and with the contemporary armorial bookplate, "Auspicium Melioris Aevi" (an omen of a better age, motto of the Order of St. Michael and St. George). ~ First edition. Cordier BS, 2747.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Will be Published, shortly. Stuart's Journal of Exploration through the Interior of Australia and Across the Continent. F.F. Bailliere, 85 Collins Street East, Publisher in Ordinary to the Victorian Government, and Publisher and Importer of British and Foreign Medical and other Scientific Books. // Landsborough's Journal of Exploring Expedition. Portraits and Coloured Maps, showing Tracks of All Explorers. Price: Coloured Copies, 6s.; Plain, 5s. At All Booksellers. A large collection of the Early Voyages to, and Travels in the Australias, on hand [recto of a contemporary advertising handbill]

      [Melbourne, Bailliere, 1863] - A handbill, 218 x 137 mm, printed on blue paper on both sides (the verso carries a general advertisement for Bailliere); apart from occasional slight creases to the edges, in fine condition. The text is centered on both sides of the leaflet, and there is no sign along any of the edges that it has been disbound or detached. A horizontal crease across the centre adds further weight to the fact that this is a separately issued handbill advertising the imminent publication of the first account of Stuart's successful sixth expedition, on which he became the first man to cross the continent from south to north and return alive (in December 1862). A rare piece of printed Australian exploration ephemera. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

      [Bookseller: Michael Treloar Antiquarian ANZAAB/ILAB]
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        CONTEMPORARY COPY OF A MANUSCRIPT LETTER FROM GEORGE M. WILLING TO THE EDITOR OF THE UNITED STATES RAILROAD AND MINING REGISTER, DESCRIBING EXPLORATIONS IN ARIZONA AND PROPOSING A MINING COMPANY TO EXPLOIT THE GOLD AND SILVER OF THE REGION].

      [Washington, D.C. (but copied in Philadelphia)]. 1863. - [6]pp. of manuscript on the rectos only of six folio sheets. With original mailing envelope, Horizontal folds. Very good. An interesting pair of documents, being contemporary copies of an original manuscript on the potential of mining in Arizona, sent by George M. Willing to Thomas S. Fernon, editor of the UNITED STATES RAILROAD AND MINING REGISTER. Willing's letter was comprised of two parts, a description of "Dr. G.M. Willing's Discoveries of Gold and Silver Mining in the New Territory of Arizona," and a plan for forming a company to mine in the territory. Having been unsuccessful during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush a few years earlier, George Willing led a party of prospectors to Arizona in the early 1860s. Willing would later become notorious in Arizona history for his role in the frauds of James Reavis, the so-called "Baron of Arizona." Despite the tarnishing of his reputation in Reavis's schemes, Willing did do significant work in searching for gold and silver in Arizona, as is documented by this report. Fernon has attested at the conclusion that the present document is an actual copy of Willing's original report and proposal, made in December, 1863, just a few months after Willing sent Fernon the originals. The first three pages describe the location and qualities of several areas examined in Arizona, including in the San Juan Mountains, the "La Plata District," and along the "Unka Weep River." The areas described are all ravines with nearby rivers, which would facilitate Wiling's hydraulic mining plans. Following the three pages describing the discoveries Willing appends a three- page "Proposed Plan of Operations," in which he spells out his plans for mining in Arizona. He calls for $100,000 to pay the expenses of fifty men for two years, and argues that it will be cheaper and more efficient to outfit the company in California, rather than east of the Rockies. Willing contends that Indians would not be a concern, and that "the company will have protection from the government troops on the whole route and in the occupancy of the country." He goes on to describe in detail his proposed hydraulic mining operations, comparing the potential of the region to that of the Quartz Hill mines in Colorado. An early and interesting report on Arizona mining.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization. (Volumes III-VII. For the Years 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862 and 1863) [Five Volumes]

      Harper & Brothers, New York 1863 - From the first American appearance of a Tale of Two Cities, novels by Wilkie Collins, numerous illustrations by Winslow Homer and Thomas Nast, to the lead up to the Civil War, Lincoln's election, the first battles, the hard middle years. An invaluable record in a significant run. Bindings fair to good+, contents good+ to very good or better; boards detached on most volumes, spine missing from one, partially present on two, most contents crisp and clean, a few leaves in one or two volumes loose or worn at the edges except for the opening index of 1859 which has loss to corner of two index leaves. Textblocks and illustrations solid and clean. All plates present. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Viaggio di Sua Santità Papa Pio IX nella città e Provincia di Velletri

      Tipografia di Angelo Sartori e comp., Velletri 1863 - Legatura coeva in piena tela con cornici impresse a secco ai piatti. Tagli oro. Bell esemplare. Raro. 4to formato Album (cm. 40x27), 52 pp. con un ritratto fotografico del Papa in antiporta e 6 tavv. fotografiche protette da velina f.t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libreria Ex Libris ALAI-ILAB/LILA member]
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        Seeufer- und Hafen-Bau. 4 Textbände und Atlasband in 5 Bänden.

      Berlin, Ernst & Korn, 1863-65. - (24 x 15 und 29 x 43 cm). XVIII (2) 364 S./ (8) 407 S./ (2) IV, 428 S./ (2) IV, 398 S. Mit 44 gestochenen Tafeln. Halbleinwandbände der Zeit, unaufgeschnitten (4) und Original-Leinwandband (1). (Handbuch der Wasserbaukunst, Teil 3). Erste Ausgabe dieses klassischen Werkes. - Hagen (1797-1884), einer des bedeutendsten Wasserbauingenieure, war Leiter des Dezernats für Wasserbau im Rheinland und in Westfalen, entwarf den Kriegshafen Wilhelmshaven und leitete als Oberlandesbaudirektor das preußische Bauwesen. Sein Handbuch "ist für das gesamte Gebiet des Wasserbauwesens von bahnbrechender Bedeutung." (Darmstaedter) - Stempel auf Vorsätzen und Titeln. Vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Einige Tafeln mit schwachem Wasserfleck am rechten weißen Rand. Atlasband abweichend gebunden. Textbände etwas berieben und bestoßen. Insgesamt gut erhalten. - Poggendorff III, 571; Darmstaedter 455 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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        Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reefs. Shewing the inner and outer routes to Torres Strait

      London: Hyrdographic office of the Admiralty, 1863. Engraved chart measuring 675 x 1010 mm., backed on linen, a few spots but fine condition. The Coral Labyrinth. Magnificent Admiralty map of the North Queensland and the Coral Sea, charting some of the most treacherous waters on earth, whose myriad reeds claimed dozens of vessels during the first half of the nineteenth-century.This map is the outcome of six decades of dedicated survey work by some of the great names in Australian maritime history. The full caption reads: 'From the surveys of Captains Blackwood, Owen Stanley, and Yule, R.N. 1842-50. The Outer Detached Reefs from Captains Flinders and Denham, Royal Navy, 1802-60.' Flinders charted sections of the reef during his circumnavigation of 1802-1803. He was later wrecked there as a passenger aboard the Porpoise en-route to England in 1803; during this disaster he provided vital assistance by navigating her cutter back to Port Jackson, an extraordinary open-boat journey of over 1000 kilometres.Much of the detail of this chart derives from the two later reef surveys. Captain Blackwood and Lieutenant Yule served aboard the Fly and Bramble from late 1842 to 1845, surveying both the Barrier Reef and southern coastline of New Guinea. Captain Owen Stanley was master of the Rattlesnake (1846-1850), one of the great scientific expeditions of the mid-nineteenth century which hosted the naturalists Thomas Henry Huxley and John MacGillivray. Phillip Parker King is surprisingly absent from the surveyors here attributed; nonetheless his role in clarifying safe passage by both the inner and outer routes is undisputed (King self-published sailing directions in 1843 which were reprinted by the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty in 1849).Naval policy dictated that Admiralty charts be destroyed when superseded to avoid navigational error. Accordingly, original survey charts are scarce, especially well preserved examples such as this one. The charts were procured in Adelaide, and are stamped "D. Wald Admiralty Agent Port Adelaide"; Wald is noticed in the contemporary Adelaide press as being the official agent for the Admiralty in Adelaide.

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        Masterpieces of Industrial Art & Sculpture at the International Exhibition 1862 (In three volumes)

      London: Day & Son, 1863. Hardcover. VG- (Ex-library. ALL PLATES except color titles have been marked with a library blind stamp of about 1.5 x 2 inches, which overlaps the image in most cases. Minor wear and soiling to covers, most noticable on red cloth of Vol 1. In vol 1, the first few pages, including the decorative title, title, and dedication pages, have tears in the top corner margin which have been taped. some wear to bottom corner of vol 1 pages, particularly at the very beginning--these are the only pages that have wear worth mentioning, though the books have may have small flaws to page edges. Other than that, most pages are VG, with only occassional smudges in margins. plates 209, 218, 240, 262, 290 cut from volume 3 ). Bound in library buckram (Vol 1: red, Vol 2 and 3: black). All edges gilt. Beautiful decorative title pages, heightened with gilt. Each volume has the color title, its own title page, and a list of plates for the volume. 14 pp index + 296 of 300 chromolithographs, each accompanied by a letterpress page with a description in English and French commentary on verso. Oversize. Incredibly beautiful and informative set of books on decorative art and industrial design in the mid-19th century. The book features nearly 1000 objects displayed at the 1862 Great London Exposition. The production of chromolithographs was directed by W.R. Tymms, A. Warren, and G. Maccullough, based on photographs by Stephen Thompson.

      [Bookseller: Mullen Books, Inc. ABAA / ILAB]
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        Large Original Encampment Portrait of Richard Pearson, Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry, Union Army, in the Civil War

      1863. NA. Very Good. Charcoal on paper. Measuring 64 by 53 cm, and with frame, 77 by 63 cm. The portrait is inscribed "taken while on duty at Gen. Pleasanton's headquarters 1863". Adding to the interest is the background of teepee tents and far off, a ship. The artwork has a folk art quality, with non-facial features and clothing rendered loosely, but one senses that the face itself bears a close resemblance to the soldier. Moderate age toning. Scattered foxing.

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        Personal Narrative of Three Years' Service in China.

      London, Richard Bentley, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty 1863 - Octavo. Pp. vi, (ii), 420. Plus wood-engraved frontispiece with facing tissue-guard; 2 full page wood-engraved plates; one full-page plan, and 6 wood-engraved vignette illustrations. Plus 3 folding engraved maps, bound at end. Hardcover, beautifully bound in recent three-quarter smooth black calf extra, attractive marbled paper over boards, sides decorated with blind rolls, spine in compartments between gilt-ruled raised bands, large gilt fleuron in five of six compartments, red morocco lettering-piece gilt in remainder, all edges polished smooth and dyed red. In exceptionally fine condition. An immaculate copy. ~ First edition. Authorship attributed by some to Arthur A'Court Fisher; by others to George Battye Fisher. For that matter, see British Union Catalog and OCLC 9004104.

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        The Shadow Of Ashlydyat

      London: Richard Bentley. Good; Corners and edges bumped and rubbed. Spine heavily rubbed with loss . to head and tail. Top edge dust soiled. Foxing.. 1863. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Three volumes bound by Charles Goodall, Leeds in half calf with marbled boards, four raised bands to spine with gilt rules and titles, red speckled edges. Vol. 1 354pp. Vol. 2. 341pp. Vol. 3 324pp. SADLEIR [3360] listed as one of Sadleir's comparative scarcities. WOLFF [7292]. ; 341 pages .

      [Bookseller: Gothica Books Ltd.]
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        Herculanum et Pompei: Recueil General des Peintures, Bronzes, Mosaiques, etc., 8 Vols

      Librairie de Firmin Didot Fr res, fils et C., Paris 1863 - Very good condition, foxing throughout, most pronounced on early pages, not bad in the middle/end Rare complete set with all 8 volumes, vol 8 is on erotica [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: David Morrison Books]
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        The Derby Day

      E. Gambart, London 1863 - Image Size : 515x1115 (mm), 20.25x43.875 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : , Hand Colored, Steel Engraving

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        Californien und das Goldfieber. Reisen in dem wilden Westen Nord-Amerika's, Leben und Sitten der Goldgr„ber, Mormonen und Indianer. Den Gebildeten des deutschen Volkes gewidmet.

      Bln Thiele ; 1863 - EA; (8) 744 S. mit 8 chromolith. Tafeln und 51 Textholzstichen; HLdr d. Zt. mit Rckentitel (Seiten teils leicht stockfleckig, sonst gutes Exemplar) 0,000 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Hilbert Kadgien]
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        WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA FROM LIVERPOOL TO FERNANDO PO

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. 8vo. 1st ed., 2nd issue binding. Very good with slight edgewear.

      [Bookseller: Bartlebys Books]
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        Tales of All Countries [Second Series]

      Chapman and Hall, 1863, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fine, First editionA Near Fine to Fine copy of the first edition, first printing, of this rather scarce short story collection, bound in 3/4 blue half-leather with coordinated blue cloth, top edge of the closed page blocks gilded (tiny rubs to board and spine corners); a collection of nine short stories previously separately published in various periodicals. One of the scarcer of Trollope's titles, Tales of All Countries (Second Series) is placed by Sadleir as the first entry in his "B" section of Trollope scarcities. (Sadleir divided Trollope's works into 4 categories of scarcity, "A" being scarcest and "D" being the most common.) Sadleir states in his Trollope bibliography: "This book holds a high place in the schedule of Trollope rarities. Undoubtedly the publishers found that the First Series of Tales of All Countries did not sell as well as they expected, and, therefore, having come regretfully to the conclusion that 'Trollope's popularity was as a novelist and not as a short-story writer, they placated their important author by publishing the book on the same terms as the First Series, but - I suspect - safeguarded themselves by printing fewer copies than they were legally entitled to do." A nice copy of a scarce Trollope printed in considerably fewer numbers than were most of Trollope's works.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Einschreibebuch für das Welfen-Museum geführt von der Museums-Eröffnung an bis September 1866. (Hannover, 1863-1865). Titel, 81 beschriebene Seiten mit ca. 2000 Unterschriften (in schwarzer Tinte), ca. 250 weiße Blätter. 4°. Blindgepr. Ldr. d. Zt. (berieben).,

      1863 - 'Nach Ueberführung des Welfen Museums in das Provinzial Museum im Frühjahr 1895 nach hier eingeliefert. Wien, den 8 Mai 1895. Canzlei seiner Königlichen Hoheit des Herzogs von Cumberland, Herzogs zu Braunschweig und Lüneburg' (Untertitel).- Das 'Königliche Welfenmuseum' in Hannover wurde von König Georg V. 1861 gegründet und 1862 eröffnet. Nachdem das Königreich Hannover 1866 von Preußen annektiert worden war, wurde der Schatz Georg V. als privates Eigentum zuerkannt, woraufhin er ihn mit ins Exil nach Österreich nahm und im Wiener Museum für Kunst und Industrie der Öffentlichkeit zugänglich machte. Im Jahre 1891 erschien schließlich der erste wissenschaftliche Katalog, in dem von dem österreichischen Zisterzienser Wilhelm Anton Neumann alle verbliebenen Teile des Schatzes aufgelistet und beschrieben wurden.- Mit Unterschriften von Georg V., Mariek, Ernst August Kronprinz, Friederike Pr(inzessin) von Hannover, Mary Pr(inzessin) von Hannover, (?) von Campe geb. von Witzleben, Bertha Krupp u.v.a. aus dem Adel und aus aller Welt.- Mit 2 Wappenstempeln.- Vorderes Innengelenk gebrochen, die beschriebenen Lagen lose, weißer Außenrand teilweise leicht fingerfleckig. Gewicht in Gramm: 500

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Daniel Schramm e.K.]
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        Personal Narrative of Three Years' Service in China.

      London, Richard Bentley, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty, 1863.. Octavo. Pp. vi, (ii), 420. Plus wood-engraved frontispiece with facing tissue-guard; 2 full page wood-engraved plates; one full-page plan, and 6 wood-engraved vignette illustrations. Plus 3 folding engraved maps, bound at end. Hardcover, beautifully bound in recent three-quarter smooth black calf extra, attractive marbled paper over boards, sides decorated with blind rolls, spine in compartments between gilt-ruled raised bands, large gilt fleuron in five of six compartments, red morocco lettering-piece gilt in remainder, all edges polished smooth and dyed red. In exceptionally fine condition. An immaculate copy. ~ First edition. Authorship attributed by some to Arthur A'Court Fisher; by others to George Battye Fisher. For that matter, see British Union Catalog and OCLC 9004104..

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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        Cups and their Customs

      London: John Van Voorst, 1863: In FAIR condition. Missing backstrip, rear cover mostly detached. Gilt stamping on boards is almost completely worn away. Edge wear to boards. Pages toned with a few pencil markings in text. Hand colored frontis present, with illustration at rear of a skull mug. Book details ceremonial cups and includes recipes for making and brewing compound drinks, here called cups. In FAIR condition.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        Descobrimento da Australia pelos Portuguezes em 1601

      Lisbon: Melchiades & Co, 1863. Large octavo pamphlet, 24 pp. with an additional map sheet, an excellent partially uncut copy. Controversial study of the Dieppe maps. A controversial treatise claiming the primary discovery of the Australian continent as a Portuguese achievement. This theory derives from the author's belief in the secret Portuguese mapping of various parts of the Australian coast as revealed in the Dieppe maps.The author, Richard Major, enjoyed privileged access to rare manuscript and cartographic materials as an employee of the British Museum and secretary of the Hakluyt Society. He had a fluent command of Spanish which allowed him to study and interpret first-hand archaic and difficult material beyond the grasp of his contemporaries. The theory was, unsurprisingly, popular with the Portuguese. In 1861 Major was honoured by Pedro V of Portugal and made a knight of the Tower and the Sword.Although many of Major's beliefs are now not widely held (and his interpretation of the Dieppe maps has been vigorously challenged), his publications reinvigorated interest in the early voyages and stimulated debate upon in the maritime discovery of Australia before Cook.This is one of two Lisbon printings of the same year, (the other being published by the Typographia da Academia, see Ferguson 12000). Some confusion has arisen over the alternate title printed on the wrappers of this edition that reads Prioridade do Descobrimento da Australia pelos Portuguezes. Ferguson record the Dixson library copy, another has since been acquired by the National Library.

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        Des Esprits et de leurs manifestations diverses

      H. Vrayet de Surcy, Paris 1863 - Six volumes, grand in-8, demi-reliure en cuir rouge, dos orné à cinq nerfs. Le volume 3 souffre d'une mouillure importante en début d'ouvrage , le volume 5 présenture une mouillure claire en coin sur une centaine de pages (détails et photos sur demande). Les reliures sont en très bon état. 5800g.

      [Bookseller: Livres d'Antan]
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        Journal of The Discovery of the Source of the Nile

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and sons. 1863., 1863. First edition. Octavo, pp. xxxi, 658. Contemporary Navy full calf, with raised bands, red leather title square, and gilt decorated compartments to spine. Blind stamped decoration and double gilt borders to front and back boards. Red marbled endpapers and edges. Numerous illustrations, one tipped in map and one folding map to rear. Smart bookplate to front flyleaf. Some spotting to prelims and to frontispiece tissue guard, otherwise bright inside. Dustiness to edges and staining to tail edge. The covers show light rubbing and some bumping to extremities.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Mit Emin Pascha ins Herz von Afrika. Ein Reisebericht mit Beiträgen von Dr. Emin Pascha, in seinem Auftrage geschildert. Im amtlichen Auftrage der Kolonial- Abteilung des auswärtigen Amtes herausgegeben. 2 Tle in 1 Band. Berlin, D. Reimer 1894. 4°. 2 Bll., XXI, 1 Bl., 901 S., mit 2 (mehrf. gef.) farb. Karten von Dr. R. Kiepert und E. Stuhlmann (lose in hint. Deckellasche), 2 Porträts und 32 Vollbildern ( 5 Heliogravüren, 17 Lichtdrucken, 1 Buntlichtdruck, 11 Autotypien) sowie 275 Textbildungen ( Autotypie und Phototypie ) nach Photographien u. Skizzen des Verfassers, illustr. OLwd.

      . . Henze II, 169.- Deutsch-Ost-Afrika, Band 1.- Erste Ausgabe.- Stuhlmann (1863-1928) ging 1888 mit Unterstützung der Berliner Akademie der Wissenschaften zu zoologischen Studien nach Ostafrika. "1890 trat er im Zuge des Araberaufstands den deutschen Schutztruppen bei. Im April schloss er sich Emin Pascha an und begleitete ihn als Naturforscher zum Victoria-See, im Februar 1891 weiter zum Albert-Edward-See." (Henze).- Mit einer "Übersichtskarte der Expedition des Dr. Emin Pascha 1890-1892" sowie einer gr. ethnographischen Karte "der Völker des äquatorialen Ost-Afrika".- Ebd. etw. berieben u. fleckig, Rückengelenke tls. etw. aufgeplatz , oberes Kapital eingerisssen, vord. Innengelenk verstärkt, innen gutes sauberes Exemplar.

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        Actos lejislativos de la Convención Nacional instalada en Rionegro el 4 de febrero de 1863

      Bogot?: Impr. de la Naci?n Bogotá: Impr. de la Nación 8vo. [1] f., 86 pp., vii pp.. [1863] The period 1840?-80 in Colombian political history was characterized by swings between ascensions of the Liberals and of the Conservatives, the Liberals ruling without serious challenge in the last two decades of that period. This publication contains the Constitution of 1863 as ratified by the Ríonegro Convention as well as most of the other legislation that the Convention adopted. The constitution incorporated many anti-clerical measures, including separation of Church and state; full freedom of worship, even for non-Catholics; suppression of religious orders; prohibition of corporate ownership of real property (which amounted to prohibition of Church ownership of property); and governmental supervision of worship. The document also thoroughly decentralized power and made each state a virtual law unto itself. In an attempt to curb the power of Gen. Mosquera, the presidency was made an office of two-year duration, and immediate re-election or succession was barred. Important and rare: NUC Pre-1956 fails to locate any copies and WorldCat finds only two copies. Removed from a volume of pamphlets and now in later wrappers. Ownership mark eradicated from title-page. => A very good copy of a rare item.

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        Actos lejislativos de la Convención Nacional instalada en Rionegro el 4 de febrero de 1863

      Bogotá: Impr. de la Nación 8vo. [1] f., 86 pp., vii pp.. [1863] The period 1840–80 in Colombian political history was characterized by swings between ascensions of the Liberals and of the Conservatives, the Liberals ruling without serious challenge in the last two decades of that period. This publication contains the Constitution of 1863 as ratified by the Ríonegro Convention as well as most of the other legislation that the Convention adopted. The constitution incorporated many anti-clerical measures, including separation of Church and state; full freedom of worship, even for non-Catholics; suppression of religious orders; prohibition of corporate ownership of real property (which amounted to prohibition of Church ownership of property); and governmental supervision of worship. The document also thoroughly decentralized power and made each state a virtual law unto itself. In an attempt to curb the power of Gen. Mosquera, the presidency was made an office of two-year duration, and immediate re-election or succession was barred. Important and rare: NUC Pre-1956 fails to locate any copies and WorldCat finds only two copies. Removed from a volume of pamphlets and now in later wrappers. Ownership mark eradicated from title-page. => A very good copy of a rare item.

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        Hong Kong

      Hong Kong: , [c.1863]. Oil on canvas (370 × 260 mm). In later gilt carved wood frame. Inscribed "Hong Kong" lower left. Very good. Fine atmospheric oil of a narrow stepped street in Hong Kong, a version of which was published as plate 116 of the grand portfolio depicting his world travels. Eduard Hildebrandt was born in Danzig in 1817, he studied with the marine artist Wilhelm Krause, and with Eugene Isabey in Paris, winning three medals at the Paris salon in 1843. On his return to Berlin, his talent as a landscape painter attracted the attention of Alexander von Humboldt, who recommended him to the Prussian king, Friedrich Wilhelm IV. As a result he was made Painter to the Royal Court, and was supported in his subsequent extensive, and expensive, travels. Between 1844 and 1851 he travelled throughout the Americas, Europe and the Levant and in 1862-4 his Reise um die Erde (Journey round the World) took him from Trieste through Suez to India, and on to China, Japan, the Pacific and back via California and Central America.

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

      [San Augustine, Tx. ca. 1863].. [4]pp. Folio sheets. Three horizontal folds, some soiling and staining. Very good. 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. George Louis Crocket, TWO CENTURIES IN EAST TEXAS (Dallas: Southwest Press, 1932).

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        Die Schmetterlinge Deutschlands und der Schweiz, systematisch bearbeitet. Erste Abtheilung (Grossschmetterlinge). + Zweite Abteilung, (Kleinschmetterlinge) Band 1, Heft 1 und Heft 2 und Band 2, Heft 1 (so komplett) . Nebst analytischen Tabellen zum Bestimmen der Schmetterlinge (bei Band 1: Mit in den Text eingedruckten Holzschnitten zur Erläuterung der Terminologie)

      Braunschweig C. A. Schwetschke & Sohn (M. Bruhn) 1863,. 0 S., 8°, OHLn.Band 1: OHldr. XXIII + 848 + 1 Blatt Berichtigungen + 118 Seiten. Band 2: 3 Hefte in einem Band: Zweite Abtheilung, Bd.1 Heft 1: Die Wickler, 248 + 39 Seiten, 1863. Zweite Abtheilung, Bd. 1, Heft 2: Die Zünsler, IV + 214 + 27 Seiten, 1865. Zweite Abtheilung, Band 2, Heft 1: Die Motten und Federmotten. 388 Seiten, 1870. Achtung: Unterschiedlich gebunden: Band 1: 14 x 21,5 cm, Lederrücken und goldgeprägte Verzierung und Beschriftung am Rücken, Lederecken. Kleiner Stempel am Titelblatt. Band 2: 16 x 23 cm, Leinenrücken mit verblassten Rückenschild. Saubere und gute Ausgabe des kompletten Werkes.

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        Landschaft mit Burg Hohenzollern.

      - Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf chamoisfarbenem Velin, rechts unten datiert „18. Juli 1863", am Oberrand links bezeichnet „Hohenzollern". 15,3:20,3 cm. In den Rändern minimal fleckig; verso am oberen Rand Reste alter Verklebung. Aus einem Skizzenbuch. Julius Steinkopf erhielt seine erste Ausbildung bei seinem Vater Gottlob Friedrich Steinkopf (1778-1860). Von Ende 1841 bis Juni 1844 hielt er sich in Rom auf. Später war er Zeichenlehrer in Calw. In Stuttgarter Privatbesitz befinden sich Gouachen mit Ansichten von Esslingen und Bad Boll (1834/1835). Die Graphische Sammlung in Stuttgart besitzt Skizzenbücher des Künstlers von 1842, 1843 und 1844 mit Landschaften aus dem Bergland um Olevano, von Orvieto und Assisi sowie Skizzenbuchblätter aus Mittelitalien und Süditalien (vgl. Best. Katalog: Die Zeichnungen und Aquarelle des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Graphischen Sammlung der Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart 1976, Inv. GVL 34, 372 und 373).

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        Manuscript Texas Slave Document.

      Marion County, Texas: , 1863..I folio sheet (12 1/4" x 8"), docketed on reverse with names of the parties involved. Creases from original folds, small hole, not affecting text, slight aging and edgewear; otherwise near fine. Unusual slave document from Texas that has a young African American woman petitioning to become a slave. The documents indicates that Mary Ellen Frazier," who is a free person of African decent", and is fourteen years old, requests to become the owned by one Jefferson S. Nash, "a person of good respect." The document is signed her x, and is also signed by A.S. Rodgers clerk on the reverse. Why this young woman would choose to become a slave is unknown, but information from another separate document indicates that a Charlotte Frazier chooses the same Jefferson S. Nash to be the master and owner of her and her six children who are below the age of fourteen. This person is probably the mother of Mary Ellen. This document is only that of the Mary Ellen Frazier petition.

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        Die Krankhaften Geschwülste ["One of the most important source books on cancer" -- Murray Gell-Mann's copy]

      Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1863, 1864-65, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First editionA Very Good copy of the first two volumes of Rudolf Virchow's notable work on cancer, bound in 3/4 brown leather with coordinated marble boards (spines sunned, the bottom right corner Volume I's front board has been broken away, Volume II shows some damage to the rear board's leading edge, evidence of removal of a presumed bookplate from the front pastedown of each volume). Rudolf Virchow, the father of "Zellularpathologie" also held a strong interest in the problems of tumor pathology. He presented his theoretical concepts on the definition and characterization of the tumor process principally in a series of lectures published in three monographs "Die Entwicklungsgeschichte des Krebses" (1847), "Handbuch der speciellen Pathologie und Therapie" (1854), and "Die krankhaften Geschwülste" (1863-65). Here we present the third of these notable monographs, "Die krankhaften Geschwülste", presented in two volumes, the first of which covers his 1863 lectures on the topic and the second of which includes his 1864-65 lectures. [A third volume of the lectures, not included here, also was published, encompassing his lectures from 1866-67.] While Virchow made errors in this work, "[t]he timeless modernity and topicality of Rudolf Virchow's postulations on tumor pathology is based on his general conclusions which as key propositions have retained general validity throughout more than a century. They have been confirmed and further interpreted by knowledge which has been accumulated largely over the past one or two decades in the fields of tumor research, electron microscopy, molecular biology, genetics, and immunology." [The National Institutes of Health of the United States.] As stated by Erwin H. Ackerknecht in his 1953 work "Rudolf Virchow: Doctor, Statesman, Anthropologist": "Virchow's most ambitious literary undertaking was his three-volume book on tumors, which started to appear in Berlin in 1863. Like Cellular Pathology, it was based on a series of lectures. The work is most impressive... Its 1800 pages are a storehouse of information. No subject offered itself better to a discussion in terms of cellular pathology. The influence that Virchow exerted on oncology is born out by the fact that many of his chapter headings and much of the contents of his book parallel modern texts in the field." Having an excellent Provenance, the two volumes herein described belonged to Nobel Prize Winner Murray Gell-Mann and each volume carries his bookplate to the front free endpaper. Gell-Mann won the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions" and coined the name "Quark" for certain elementary particles, naming them after a line in James Joyce's "Finnegans Wake". Thus we have here a Very Good copy of an important early work on cancer belonging to the winner of a Nobel Prize in Physics, a set which joins these two great men of science and which would make an excellent addition to any collection.

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        The complete works of Stanislavsky (Set of 6)(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) SI TAN NI SI LA FU SI JI QUAN JI ( TAO ZHUANG GONG 6 CE )

      hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Hardcover Language: Chinese Culture and Sport Jos Stanislav Petrovsky. the former Soviet Union. the distinguished theater artists. world-renowned theater and film theorist and educator. Stanislavsky was born in 1863. his childhood passion for theater. organization of amateur drama club as a director and principal actor. 1898. and Nemirovich - Dan Qinke co-founded the Moscow Art Theatre. in addition to the premiere of Gorky. Chekhov's plays. staged many Russian and Western European classical r... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Coup d’Oeil Historique sur la Projection des Cartes de Geographie [with Bookplate of Ronald Vere Tooley --Pioneer of the Modern Antiquarian Map Trade]

      Paris: Imprimerie de E. Martinet, 1863. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Fair. (History of Cartography) d’AVEZAC, Marie-Armand de Castera-Macaya. Coup d’Oeil Historique sur la Projection des Cartes de Geographie. Paris: Imprimerie de E. Martinet, 1863. Stated on back: Extrait du Bulletin de la Societe de Geographie [Geographical Society of Paris, the world’s oldest geographical society]. First Edition. Very early reference on history of map projection Octavo, 8.75 x 5.5 inches. Original wraps, 152 pages. Some page edges uncut. Toning, foxing, some damp-staining to pages. Wraps rubbed and scuffed. Spine cracked, binding shaken. Front cover detached. Edge wear with small chips and tears. Writing on front cover. Fair condition. Ronald Vere Tooley, considered the effective founder of the modern antiquarian map trade, was born and raised in London. After serving in World War I where he was one of the few in his regiment to survive the Battle of Cambrai, he joined the London booksellers Francis Edwards Ltd where he produced catalogues of rare books and old maps throughout the 1920s. After an attempt at his own business in the 1930s, Tooley rejoined Francis Edwards following World War II. Tooley devoted much of his time to the history of cartography and was considered an authority on early maps and cartographers. He authored multiple books on the subject and founded the Map Collectors' Circle, which published a series of monographs on historical cartography from 1963-1975. The festschrift, My Head is a Map, compiled in 1973 for his 75th birthday by British Library Map Librarians Helen Wallis and Sarah Tyacke, celebrated his contributions to the world of antiquarian maps. (YJMC001)

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        HOSPITAL SKETCHES.

      James Redpath, Publisher., Boston: 1863 - Volume professionally respined. Some soiling to boards. Period pos to front paste-down. A VG - VG+ copy. Publisher's original printed green glazed-paper binding. "Price, 50 Cents." Advert rear board. Pale yellow eps. 6-7/8" x 4-1/4". 1st edition, 1st printing (BAL 145). 102, [2 (blank)] pp. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Illustrated London News 1863 - (07 - 12) July to December ONE VOLUME

      London.: Illustrated London News.. 1863.. BOUND VOLUME. A half-year (July-December) plus issues from May through June DATES: May 23, 1863 (no May 30) - December 26, 1863 of The Illustrated London News (October 31 issue is ABSENT, NOT BOUND IN). Black and white illustrations, tipped in black and white centerfold illustrations, 549-708pp and 1-668pp, 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches, leather spine and corners with marbled paper-covered boards (hardbound). BOARDS DETACHED, cover extremities rubbed with leather loss to lower right corner, spine loose with chips and tears. Dampstaining to lower edge of endpapers, but not affecting interior pages at all; text block is tight and in good condition with scattered light foxing throughout. FEATURED ITEMS: Extensive coverage of The War In America (Civil War), and articles on the American South, including: Planters' Residence on the Cumbee River, South Carolina 552; Scene at Fort Moultrie During the Bombardment of Charleston (front page 605); Repairing Damages in the Casements of Fort Sumter (649); Full Page Map of the Seat of War in Virginia (689); Siege of Vicksburg with large map (27-28); Draft Resistance (Riots) in New York City and Lynching of a Negro and Burning of the Coloured Orphan Asylum (125, 129, 132, 168); Reoccupation of Jackson, MS (128); Map Illustrating Lee's Advance into Pennsylvania (156); Vicksburg Refugees (218); Assault on Fort Wagner (301); Macon, Georgia (341); Scenes on Board the Confederate Warship Alabama (361); Confederate Sharpshooters on the Tennessee River (557); Shelling of Charleston (561); Fort Sumter (564); the Battle of Chicamauga (661); View of Chattanooga and Federal Positions (664). Considerable coverage of the opening of new railroads across Great Britain and elsewhere. 632, 113, 288-289, 325; 388; 456; 493; 653 and numerous others, for example: Opening of the Buxton and Matlock Railway (632). Discovery of the Source of the Nile: Captains Speke and Grant (5, 8, 9, 17; 20-21-22). Japanese Material includes: Views of Yokohama (double page 260-261); Sketches in Japan (253, 256, 304, 364, 408) and more; Map of Simonoseki Bay, Japan (375). FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE: International Dog Show Winners: Harrison Weir (553); Epsom Downs on a Derby Morning (558); International Dog Show Islington Prize Winners: Harrison Weir (625); International Horse Races at Longchamps (640); Sketches of Herat (645); Memorial of the Great Exhibition and its Founder the Late Prince Consort (696); Scene from the New Opera of Faust (4); Iron-Clad Steam Frigate Royal Oak (33); The Quays of Paris (double 148, 149); View of Plymouth (240); The Royal Palace at Athens (537); Prize Birds at the Birmingham Poultry Show: Harrison Weir (601); Henry VII?'s Christmas Revels at Greenwich: Double Page by John Gilbert (628-629); Lily?'s Ball by J. A. Fitzgerald (632). ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES INCLUDE: Landing Pier and Landing Stairs vicinity Waterloo Bridge (636-7); Sketches of Herat (645); State Visit to the City: View of the Guildhall (double page 668-9); Inauguration of the Cavour Canal, Italy (688); the War in Mexico (692); Design for the National Memorial to the Prince Consort (double-page 48-49); Views in Melbourne, Australia (61, 112); The National Rifle Association Prize Meeting (77); Balloon Reconnaissance at the Royal Review (101); Prize Animals at the Meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society; Bush Life in Queensland (144, 145); The Herring Fishery (197); Travelling in Madagascar (233); Tour of the Lieutenant-Governor through Punjab and Cashmere (240); A Fishing Excursion in New Brunswick (249); The Telegraph to India (280-281); Modes of Travelling in India (284); Construction of Blackfriars Bridge (328); Sketches in Australia, Emu Hunt and Kangaroo Hunt, Bee-Hunters, Snake Hunters (348-349, 352-353); Nadar?'s Giant Balloon at Paris holding 13 Persons (377, 584); Sydney and Port Jackson NSW (380); Road-Making on the Murree Hills, India (401); The Dwellings of the Poor in Bethnal-Green (424); Views in New Zealand (472, 473, 476, 477); Sketches from the New Zealand Gold Fields (504-505); Lady Daly, and Australian River Steamer (573); Prize Cattle, Pigs and Sheep at Smithfield Club Show: Harrison Weir (640-641). .

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        FREE MILITARY SCHOOL FOR APPLICANTS FOR COMMANDS OF COLORED TROOPS, NO 1210 CHESTNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA ESTABLISHED BY SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE FOR RECRUITING COLORED REGIMENTS JOHN H TAGGART, LATE COLONEL 12th REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA RESERVES, PRECEPTOR

      Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, 1863.. 12pp. Original black coated paper wrappers, printed in gold. Front wrapper detached but present. Front and rear wrappers heavily chipped. Some edgewear and a few closed foredge tears to the text, which is in otherwise very good condition. The Free Military School for Applicants for the Command of Colored Regiments opened in Philadelphia in 1863 under preceptor John H. Taggart, once a colonel of the 12th Pennsylvania Reserve. This text describes the urgent need for officers to command black troops, lists the qualifications required of the applicants, and offers hints to those interested. By the date of this pamphlet's publication, the school had received more than 1500 applications, of which 560 had been accepted. Officers accepted to the school underwent rigorous training and, once they passed, were sent into the field with a regiment of African- American soldiers. The school was formed and supported by the Philadelphia Supervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Regiments, chaired by Thomas Webster, with Cadwalader Biddle as Secretary. The Committee also appealed to the local community of free African-Americans to join the ranks of the military by issuing announcements calling for them to fight for the United States, for those still enslaved, and to prove their equality as citizens. The school remained open until late 1864. OCLC locates only two copies, at the Clements Library and at Latrobe University Library in Australia, and we are able to locate another copy at the New York Public Library. Rare. SABIN 25711. OCLC 166604179, 221665163.

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        WARTIME-PUBLISHED COLLECTION OF FIFTY ENGRAVINGS OF CIVIL WAR UNION GENERALS, COLONELS, COMMODORES, AND OTHER NOTABLES, INCLUDING LINCOLN AND WASHINGTON].

      New York. [ca. 1862-1863]. - Fifty portrait engravings, each 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches. 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. An impressive assortment of engravings of Civil War notables published during the early years of the conflict. Only one similar item in OCLC, for 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. This collection is bound, and was likely issued as a slightly different item by the publisher than the collection presented here. OCLC 20140615.

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        W. Alvin Lloyd's Southern Rail-Road Map, 1863

      W. Alvin Lloyd (Lith. By W.R. Robertson, Mobile) [after June 20]1863, Mobile, AL - Lithographed map on thin paper, 16 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches, with light pink, yellow, and green coloring, delineating the railroad systems of the Confederacy, with Texas included in the Atlantic Ocean under the Carolinas, and a large inset of Charleston in the peninsula created by the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Hundreds of towns serviced by the railways are included. Parrish & Willingham 6182 locates three copies (Huntington, Virginia State Library, Virginia Historical Society). OCLC adds two copies (Duke, Virginia). Folds flattened, paper gently toned with a few insignificant spots, wash color faded. A beautiful copy. The main map depicts the rail network of the Confederacy as far west as Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri, with an inset at lower right continuing the map into Texas. Hundreds of towns serviced by the railways are shown, and tiny stars indicate the locations of forts, coastal batteries and other military installations. At the top of the map a rather curious inset depicts the vicinity of Charleston, South Carolina. The publication date can be narrowed to the latter half of 1863, as the map omits from the Confederacy the western part of Virginia, which seceded from Virginia and rejoined the Union on June 20 of that year.The map is remarkable for having been published in Mobile in mid- or late 1863, at a time when the Federal blockade drastically reduced shipping in and out of Mobile Bay. The export of cotton was all but shut down by 1863, and the supply situation became sufficiently dire that food riots erupted in April and again later that year. In fact, only one other map was published in Mobile during the Civil War, being an 1863 plan of the siege of Vicksburg.The map is printed on very thin paper and bears fold patterns consistent with its having been tipped into a pamphlet or booklet. However, there are no other signs of binding, and this writer believes this impression was separately issued (The thin paper may simply have been poor-quality Confederate stock, and the map could have been folded for filing.) In 1864 Lloyd seems to have published a new edition, as we find the following notice in the Richmond Sentinel for January 9 of that year: "We have received from W. Alvin Lloyd, Esq., of Mobile, a copy of his Railroad Map for 1864. It is well executed and is represented to be very accurate. As the name of every station is distinctly marked upon the map, it will aid materially all having business over the roads, military, gentlemen, &c."Muddying the waters somewhat, the title page of Lloyd’s Southern Railroad Guide (Atlanta, June 1864) advertises the inclusion of a "new railroad map." That work is extraordinarily rare, however, and it has not yet been possible to compare that map and the one offered here. It remains unclear whether this "new" map is identical to ours, to the 1864 map mentioned by the Richmond Sentinel, or is another production altogether.In any case, Lloyd’s map is very rare, with Parrish & Willingham and OCLC locating a total of eight examples, of which none are in Alabama institutions. There is no record of the map having previously appeared on the market.W. Alvin Lloyd and W.R. RobertsonBefore moving on to Mobile, Lloyd seems to have been in New Orleans, where in 1857 he published W. Alvin Lloyd's Steamboat and Railroad Guide. Little biographical information on Lloyd is available, but the Richmond Examiner for January 8, 1864 offers the following grisly episode: "We take occasion here to correct the report, which we published some time ago, that Mr. Lloyd was dead, having been killed in a street fight in Mobile. The facts are these: A party of Yankees living in Mobile, infuriated by Mr. Lloyd’s exposure of them, attacked him in the street, and in the affair he received nine pistol wounds, some of them very severe, which disabled him and confined him to his bed for several weeks . He is still in a crippled condition, being on crutches." Lithographer W. R. Robertson also produc

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        The Seige of Vicksburg

      Middleton Strawbridge & Co. 1863 - Lithograph with color. Sheet size: 19 1/4 x 25 7/8". Inventory#: p592pmat. "Major General U. S. Grant, Commanding. Representing the Position of the Seventh Division of Maj. Gen. J. B. McPherson's Army Corps. (Sketched by A. E. Mathews, 31st Reg. O. V. I.) Seventh Division, Seventeenth Army Corps. During part of the night of the 25th of June the 17th Iowa and 56th Illinois occupied the Sap and partial Breach made by Logan's Division, with a loss of 54 men."

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        Army and Departmental Services of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel and Major P. S. LUMSDEN, Deputy Quarter-Master General, Bengal Staff Corps. A five page folio printed account of Lumsden's Service

      Bengal Staff Corps, Probably Simla 1863 - "A first rate Military Surveyor and Draftsman, a good linguist, and a bold and strong rider." Army and Departmental Services of Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel and Major P. S. LUMSDEN, Deputy Quarter-Master General, Bengal Staff Corps. A five page folio printed account of Lumsden's service, on blue paper, pasted by the blank side of the last page to an old album leaf. Beginning with Lumsden's entry in 1847 into the 9th NI the document covers his service up to the beginning of 1863 and was presumably printed in that year. A remarkable testimony to an already very full career with service in Afghanistan, the Punjab, the North West Frontier, Kashmir, the Mutiny, and China. There are quotes from commanders, references to numerous mentions in despatches, etc. Lumsden served under many of the great commanders of the time: Sir Charles Napier, Sir Colin Campbell, Col Sidney Cotton, Brig-Gen Neville Chamberlain, his brother Harry Lumsden, Sir Herbert Edwardes, Sir Robert Napier, Sir J Hope Grant. All thought very highly of him. This papr would have been produced in a very limited number of copies. Size: Folio [Attributes: First Edition]

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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. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly soiled. Text lightly dampstained. About very good. In a cloth clamshell case, gilt leather label. Rare first book-form appearance 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. 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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Capital of the Tycoon. A Narrative of a Three Years' Residence in Japan.

      Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green., London. 1863 - 2 volumes. Volume I: 7 full page chromolithographs, many black and white engravings, coloured folding map of Japan, xxxi + 469pp. Small closed tear margin of one plate not affecting the image. Volume II: 9 full page chromo-lithographs, many black and white engravings, including some full page. Colour folding map of Osaca, x + 539pp + 40 page publisher's catalogue bound in at rear. Map a little time toned, a little careless folding causing creasing along the margin not affecting the map itself. Armorial bookplate front paste downs of both volumes, signature on front free endpapers. Some occasional light browning first and last leaves. Bound in the original dark green pictorial boards, rebacked, original pictorial backstrips laid down (a small section of the backstrip Volume I is missing at the head of volume I), cloth on the upper cover of volume II shows a little insect damage in three small areas but overall the binding is very good and the gilt bright. An attractive copy of an important and most interesting work by Queen Victoria's first envoy to Japan. Although of course the content relates mainly to Japan, the first chapter also includes impressions of Hong Kong, Macao and Shanghai. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Asia Bookroom ANZAAB/ILAB]
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