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        British wild flowers. Illustrated by John E. Sowerby. Described, with an introduction and key to the natural orders, by C. Pierpoint Johnson. Re-issue: to which is now added a supplement containing 180 figures of lately discovered flowering plants. By John W. Salter and the Fern, Horsetails, and Club-mosses by John E. Sowerby.

      London, J. Van Voorst, 1863. Royal 8vo (225 x 140mm). pp. xlix, (3), 186, with a handcoloured lithographed frontispiece showing a bouquet of wild flowers, 2 plain and 89 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary green half morocco, gilt ornamented spine. An attractively illustrated work.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat JUNK B.V. (Natural History]
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        JOURNAL DE MENUISERIE. Specialement destine aux Architectes, aux Menuiseries et aux Entrepreneurs. Publie sous la direction de M. Adolphe Mangeant.

      Paris, Morel 1863, 1871-80.. 1., 13., 15. - 18. Jg. in 6 Bdn. 4°. pro Jg. 48 (tlw. farblithogr.) Taf. Zus. 288 Taf. HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. m. goldgeprägt. Rückentit. Kanten berieb..

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        [Manuscript]: Autograph Journal

      (New York): (no publisher). (1863). One bound, ruled "blank book," 20 x 16 cm, full contemporary calf wallet binding, consisting of 161 leaves or 322 (unnumbered) manuscript pages, with tables and diagrams in the author's hand. Very good, the leather is rubbed and scuffed, soft and pliable. Autograph notebook, written in German, of Civil War Union Sergeant John Michel, Signed and dated 27 September, 1863, started soon after his release from the Army. With two distinct letterpress stationer's labels, "R.C. Barclay, Binder, Stationer, and Blank Book Manufacturer," on the front pastedown (which opens out into an accordion style pocket) and the back pastedown. Lacks four leaves (possibly removed by Michel) with one detached leaf laid in.John Michel served in the celebrated United Turner Rifles (the 20th New York Volunteer Infantry) from 1861 to 1863, a unit composed largely of German immigrants. He was mustered in as corporal and promoted sergeant in July, 1861, and mustered out on June 1, 1863. The journal consists of his study of the horoscope and related astrological observations, and of electricity and magnetism. Interspersed throughout the text are alphabets and number sequences with corresponding ciphers. Of particular interest are his diagrams of batteries and the electric telegraph, and other devices relating to electricity and magnetism. A fascinating, carefully written, and detailed manuscript. .

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        The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare. With Remarks On His Life and Writings By Thomas Campbell

      London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1863. Hardcover. No jacket. Specially bound for presentation in Herne's Oak. With dedication signature from Trevor Nunn, L. Olivier, Mary Rutherford and others. Several contemporary RSC ephemera included. Few scores on oak boards and gilded page block. Spine is slightly worn. Dedications on early pages and throughout the volume. Early pages to page xxx are chipped and creased on upper leading corners, with reinforced FEP. Foxing in the volume. Several pages have nicks on edges. Minor tears on leading edge of plate after page 378. Slight pen mark on p.691. Binding is intact, contents are clear. Unique and extraordinarily special. AM. hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Used.

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        Horae ferales; or studies in the archaeology of the northern nations . Edited by R. G. Latham and A. W. Franks

      Lovell Reeve and Co.,, London 1863 - First edition, 4to, pp. xii, 251; 34 lithograph plates (11 of them chromolithographs), original brown cloth, gilt crest stamped on upper cover, gilt-lettered spine; small spot on front cover, else fine, and unusual thus. Includes a list of 196 subscribers (and therefore likely printed in a small edition) among whom are W. B. Donne, Edward A. Freeman, and Sir Thomas Phillipps. Posthumously published. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Horae ferales; or studies in the archaeology of the northern nations ... Edited by R. G. Latham and A. W. Franks

      London: "Lovell Reeve and Co.,". 1863. "First edition, 4to, pp. xii, 251; 34 lithograph plates (11 of them chromolithographs), original brown cloth, gilt crest stamped on upper cover, gilt-lettered spine; small spot on front cover, else fine, and unusual thus. Includes a list of 196 subscribers (and therefore likely printed in a small edition) among whom are W. B. Donne, Edward A. Freeman, and Sir Thomas Phillipps. Posthumously published. "

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        Urkundliche Geschichte des Kreises Merzig, im Regierungsbezirke Trier.

      Saarlouis, Stein 1863.. 23 x 15 cm. Frontispiz, [3] Bl., 372 S., [1] Bl. Mit einer grenzkolorierten, lithographierten Karte und insgesamt 5 federlithographierten Ansichten. Zeitgenössisches Halbleinen unter Verwendung der Original-Broschur. Einband bestossen, Gelenke aussen gerissen. Durchgehend gebräunt und teils stärker stockfleckig, ausgenommen die Tafeln. Die Karte mit hinterlegten Einrissen.. Die fünf Ansichten zeigen Merzig (Sammelblatt mit fünf Ansichten: Kirche von Osten und Süden, Innenansicht des Chores, Hospital und Stadthaus), Mettlach (ehemalige Benediktinerabtei = Villeroy & Boch; alter Turm), Montclair (mit 3 Wappen), Schloss und Burgruine von Dagstuhl (Wadern) und Beckingen. Sie tragen die (teilweise leicht varierende) Signatur "Gez. u. lith. von H. Dirke in Saarlouis". Die große mehrfach gefaltete Karte (44 x 52 cm) trägt den Titel "Territorial-Karte des Kreises Merzig, (Bestand des Jahres 1778) nach Anweisung des Landraths von Briesen angefertigt durch J. Büchel 1862. Autographie der Lith. Anstalt von Hochmuth in Trier. Maßstab 1:80.000". Die Legende erschließt 40 num. "Römische Baureste", Römerstrassen, die Grenzen des Gemeinschaftlichen Hochgerichts, sowie die Grenzen von Kurfürstenthum Trier, Herzogthum Lothgrinnen, Herrschaft Dagstuhl, Ritterschaft Münchweiler und Reichsdorf Michelbach. Zwei Nebenkarten zeigen "Plan der Belagerung von Montclair vom 2. Mai bis 22. December 1351" und "Abriss des Fleckens Merzig anno 1617". Ein Nachdruck des Werkes erschien 1980, während die hier vorliegende Original-Ausgabe von großer Seltenheit ist und zuletzt 1998 auf einer deutschen Auktion verkauft wurde. Titelblatt mit dem unleserlichen Stempel einer nicht identifizierten Adelsbibliothek.

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        Return (In Part) and (In Continuation) to an Address of the House of Lords, Dated 2d July 1863, for Copies of Correspondence Between the Colonial Office and the Hudson's Bay Company Since January 1st 1862, Relative to a Road and Telegraph to British Columbia, and Transfer of the Rights of the Hudson's Bay Company to Other Parties: And Also, Correspondence Between the Colonial Office and the Hudson's Bay Company Since the 15th March 1859, Relative to the Renewal of the Exclusive Licence of Trade, the Maintenance of a Military Force for the Protection of the Colony at Red River, and the Affairs of Rupert's Land. [Caption Title]

      London 1863. (Self wrappers) 21,[1];15,[1]pp. Very good. Folio (34.5 x 21.5 cm.) in 2 parts sewn as issued. Discreet Hudson's Bay Company stamp on front of second part with some minor soiling and chipping to edges. Not in Lowther; Peel 3 - 440. - "Official documents dated from 1860 to 1863, to and from C. Fortescue, H.H. Berens, Duke of Newcastle, T. Fredk, Eliot, and Sir F. Rogers"..

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        Return (In Part) and (In Continuation) to an Address of the House of Lords, Dated 2d July 1863, for Copies of Correspondence Between the Colonial Office and the Hudson's Bay Company Since January 1st 1862, Relative to a Road and Telegraph to British Columbia, and Transfer of the Rights of the Hudson's Bay Company to Other Parties: And Also, Correspondence Between the Colonial Office and the Hudson's Bay Company Since the 15th March 1859, Relative to the Renewal of the Exclusive Licence of Trade, the Maintenance of a Military Force for the Protection of the Colony at Red River, and the Affairs of Rupert's Land. [Caption Title]

      London - 1863. (Self wrappers) Very good. 21,[1];15,[1]pp. Folio (34.5 x 21.5 cm.) in 2 parts sewn as issued. Discreet Hudson's Bay Company stamp on front of second part with some minor soiling and chipping to edges. Not in Lowther; Peel 3 - 440. - "Official documents dated from 1860 to 1863, to and from C. Fortescue, H.H. Berens, Duke of Newcastle, T. Fredk, Eliot, and Sir F. Rogers". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Album with Twenty-Two Watercolors, Mostly Botanical, Twelve Other Original Drawings and a Few Prints and Poems

      England, 1863 - 1869. Full Blindstamped Morocco. Very Good. 4to. 29 by 24 cm. The watercolors and other drawings, which are mostly mounted, are generally of exceptional quality. Botanicals dominate, especially in terms of the watercolors, in which eleven or twelve can be so categorized. Of these, three feature fruit prominently, and another three show bouquets. One of the most charismatic of the colored artwork is a page with illumination and Gothic calligraphy. In this, there is floral decoration and small butterfly figures. Another striking page is dedicated entirely to butterflies, with a larger watercolor done on pith paper, in a Chinese manner, at the center, and cut-outs of watercolored butterflies, also probably on the same kind of paper, in the corners. Not to be overlooked are two portrayals of birds, and most unusual is a pencil and watercolored drawing of a snake. There are two portraits, one of Napoleon, which is probably printed and hand-colored, and another of William Lenthall, a seventeenth century Parliamentarian, which appears entirely painted. The pencil and charcoal drawings are more varied, with depictions of children, a steamship, ruins, bucolic settings, portraits, etc. The watercolors are often initialed, and we know the identity of the artist became it is written in Gothic calligraphy, as well as dated, on an otherwise printed page that has hand-colored ornamentation. There is one outlier, dated 1890 and initial B. A. R., and one other watercolor that stylistically would appear to have been done by the same hand, but most of the drawings were clearly done by Newland and come from the 1860s. The album itself, by which we mean the binding, is probably quite a bit older, since one of the prints within it is dated 1828, and the kind of blindstamping is typical of an earlier day. There are also several poems written out in a neat cursive. It is, though, the artwork that sets this album apart from others of the same period and genre. A few pieces are loose. The binding is heavily worn around its edges, chipped on the spine, abraded in a number of places, and repaired along its joints, yet still a handsome cover.

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        ENSAYO DE DESCRIPCIÓN GEOGNÓSTICA DE LA PROVINCIA DE TERUEL, en sus relaciones con la agricultura de la misma.

      - Imp. Nacional. Madrid. 1863. 312pp.+10 láms. B/N fuera de texto+1 mapa desplegable. 31 x 22 cm. Enc. holandesa de época con lomo en piel. GEOGRAFÍA-GEOLOGÍA-TERUEL [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire de la révolution française états généraux. - Constituante - Convention - Directoire 1788-1800. Première série de l'Histoire de soixante ans.

      Ferdinand Sartorius libraire-éditeur, 1863 - Paris, Ferdinand Sartorius libraire-éditeur, 1863. 4 vol. in 8 de [4]-408pp., 362pp., 445pp., 404pp., reliures en plein maroquin rouge grenat à petits grains postérieures (début du XXème siècle) signées de Yseux succéseur de Thierry-Simier, dos à 5 nerfs très légèrement frottés à la janséniste, titre et tomaison dorés, date dorée en queue de dos, filet doré sur les coupes, double filet doré sur les bordures des contreplats, pages de garde en queue de paon, couvertures et dos conservés, intérieur frais et pur, tranches dorées, bon et bel exemplaire dans une très belle reliure. Édition originale. Comprend; tome I.: Livres I-VIII, tome II.: livres IX-XIV, tome III.: livres XV-XX, tome IV.: livres XXI-XXVII. Hippolyte Castille qui naquit le 8 novembre 1820 à Montreuil dans le Calvados et décéda le 26 septembre 1886 à Luc-sur-Mer dans le Pas-de-Calais, fut un publiciste français. Il collabora à divers journaux et revues, dont ''L'Esprit public'', le ''Musée des familles'' et ''Le Corsaire'', et fonda ''Le Travail intellectuel'' et ''La République française''. Louis Yseux, ancien ouvrier de Durvand. En 1908 il s'associa avec Thierry, successeur de Petit, et lui-même successeur de Simier fils, et il reprit entièrement l'affaire en 1915. L'atelier était alors situé 5 quai de Conti à Paris. L'immeuble étant menacé de démolition, Yseux transféra l'atelier quelques années plus tard 18 rue Dauphine où il exerça jusqu'en 1951, année de son décès. Barbance lui succéda peu de temps après et transféra à son tour l'atelier près d'Avallon dans l'Yonne. Yseux eut une clientèle de bibliophiles et nombreux sont les ventes de bibliothèques où figure sa signature. 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Naar Jeruzalem en het Heilige Land. Een reisverhaal, naar de geachtste en nieuwste bronnen bewerkt

      Amsterdam, de Hoogh, 1863-64.. Three books in one volume. Octavo. Pp. vii, 343; (2), 310, (1) verso blank; (1) verso blank, 302, (1) verso blank. Three title-pages and three chromolithograph frontispieces with tissue guards, a pair to each book. Plus 10 other chromolithograph plates with facing tissue guards, and two hand-coloured, folding lithograph maps, bound-in. Index. Hardcover, contemporary tan half calf, corners forest-green, and marbled boards. Spine gilt-stamped, richly decorated. In about fine condition (paper on boards rubbed and dull, endpapers dusty, small stain or two). Overall an excellent copy. ~ First edition. Tobler, p. 226 (wrongfully dating the edition as 1862). Very rare. KVK locates just a single copy worldwide, that in the British Library. Another copy, in Union Catalog Southwest Germany, is of a later, 20th century edition. OCLC 64502767 locates only 4 copies worldwide, all in the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Radboud Univsesiteit Nijmegen, Tresoar Leeuwarden, Amsterdam University). OCLC 64601619 locates another copy, but that of the 1873 edition, in Theologische University Kampen. Eduard Gerdes (1821-1898). With delicately executed views of Hebron, Bethlehem, Jaffa, Jericho, Mount of Olives, Sinai, Suez, Damascus, and other locations.

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        Atlas der Ophthalmoscopie - Atlas d' Ophthalmoscopie. Darstellung des Augenhintergrundes im gesunden und krankhaften Zustande.

      . Paris (Bailliere), Berlin (Hirschwald), 1863, Gr.-Folio, 42 pp. Erklärungen. Bilingual, deutscher u. französischer Text. 12 prächtige Farbtafeln mit 57 Abbildungen, OHlwdBd.. Erste Auflage. Richard Liebreich (1830-1917) wurde in Königsberg geboren, studierte in Berlin und promovierte 1853 in Halle. Er war Präparator bei Helmholtz und Assistent bei Graefe. 1862 ging er nach Paris. Ein Jahr später erschien der vorliegende Atlas mit 12 eigenhändigen Farbtafeln höchster wissenschaftlicher und künstlerischer Qualität. Alle 57 Abb. sind noch in Berlin von ihm ausgeführt und unter seiner Mitwirkung dort auf den Stein übertragen worden. Nach siebenjähriger Tätigkeit als Leiter der Augenabteilung am St. Thomas-Hospital in London, verbrachte er seinen Lebensabend wieder in Paris. - - First Edition of the first atlas of the fundus and one of the most important ophthalmoscopical atlases of the 19th century. In the preface Liebreich states that it was from Helmholtz himself that he first learned of the ophthalmoscope in 1851. The plates, accompanied by an explanatory text in German and French, illustrate in great detail the diseases of the eye. Including the normal fundus, staphyloma posticum, diseases of the tic dis, congenital anomalies, etc. In 1862 Liebreich migrated to Paris. From 1871 to 1878 he was ophthalmic surgeon at St. Thomas Hospital in London, than again in Paris. His career may be said to have culminated with the publication of the present atlas. The twelve lithographed plates are after Liebreich's own paintings. " ..the unusally detailed and comprehensive accuracy of Liebreichs work assured it a lasting place both in 19th century practice and in the history of ophthalmoscopic literature." Becker - - Garrison & Morton 5892; Becker Collection, 236 (Third edition only); British Opt. Ass. Libr. vol. III, 122; Hirschberg VI 1094; Goldschmid 208. See Tower, R. Liebreich and his Atlas... In: Archives of Ophthalm., vol 65 (June 1961), pp.792-797.

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        Album with Twenty-Two Watercolors, Mostly Botanical, Twelve Other Original Drawings and a Few Prints and Poems

      1863 - 1869, England 1863 - 4to. 29 by 24 cm. The watercolors and other drawings, which are mostly mounted, are generally of exceptional quality. Botanicals dominate, especially in terms of the watercolors, in which eleven or twelve can be so categorized. Of these, three feature fruit prominently, and another three show bouquets. One of the most charismatic of the colored artwork is a page with illumination and Gothic calligraphy. In this, there is floral decoration and small butterfly figures. Another striking page is dedicated entirely to butterflies, with a larger watercolor done on pith paper, in a Chinese manner, at the center, and cut-outs of watercolored butterflies, also probably on the same kind of paper, in the corners. Not to be overlooked are two portrayals of birds, and most unusual is a pencil and watercolored drawing of a snake. There are two portraits, one of Napoleon, which is probably printed and hand-colored, and another of William Lenthall, a seventeenth century Parliamentarian, which appears entirely painted. The pencil and charcoal drawings are more varied, with depictions of children, a steamship, ruins, bucolic settings, portraits, etc. The watercolors are often initialed, and we know the identity of the artist became it is written in Gothic calligraphy, as well as dated, on an otherwise printed page that has hand-colored ornamentation. There is one outlier, dated 1890 and initial B. A. R., and one other watercolor that stylistically would appear to have been done by the same hand, but most of the drawings were clearly done by Newland and come from the 1860s. The album itself, by which we mean the binding, is probably quite a bit older, since one of the prints within it is dated 1828, and the kind of blindstamping is typical of an earlier day. There are also several poems written out in a neat cursive. It is, though, the artwork that sets this album apart from others of the same period and genre. A few pieces are loose. The binding is heavily worn around its edges, chipped on the spine, abraded in a number of places, and repaired along its joints, yet still a handsome cover.

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        Physiologie medicale de la circulation du sang basee sur l'etude graphique des mouvements du coeur et du pouls arteriel avec application aux maladies de l'apparail circulatoire.

      . Paris, Adrien Delahaye, 1863, 8°, VIII, 668 pp., 235 woodcuts, contempory half leather. A very fine, clean and well preserved copy from the Nothnagel library Vienna - signed "Nothnagel" on front endpaper.. INTRODUCING THE GRAPHIC METHOD IN BIOLOGY - MAREY'S LAW - First Edition. - Etienne Jules Marey (1830-1904), a French physiologist, was a pioneer in the study of the circulation by graphic methods, and devised a clinical spygmograph and the first polygraph. With Chauveau he was the first to perform cardiac catherisation on living horses, by means of his cardiac sound he recorded the intracardiac pressures in the right and left ventricles and atrium." -cf. Beford 260 - "Includes the first graphic records of the pulse. " Lilly 221 - Atrial fibrillation is first recorded in this important monograph in which Marey used pulse tracings to "establish the relationship of heart rate and blood pressure. " DSB 9: 101 - During his first decade of his research career (1857-1867), Marey applied the technique of graphical recording to the study of the mechanics and hydraulics of the circulatory system, the heartbeat, respiration, and muscle contraction in general. He analyzed the circulatory and muscular systems in terms of the physical variables, elasticity, resistance, and tonicity and thus laid the foundation for all subsequent research culminating in the heart transplantation technique in the second half of the twentieth century. - Heirs of Hippocrates 1047; LeFanu, Notable Medical Books from the Lilly Library, p.221; Eder, History of Photography; Waller 6248; Vierordt 185; DSB IX. Hirsch-H IV, 79.

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        WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA FROM LIVERPOOL TO FERNANDO PO.

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1863 - 8vo. 1st ed., 2nd issue binding. Very good with slight edgewear. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains. An Exploration (First Edition, Volume II Only)

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1863 - FIRST EDITION, first printing. Volume II only. Original full green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. The cloth has general edge wear which has been touched up. The gutter front board has been reinforced with yellow paper to match yellow endsheets. Previous owner's siganture and date of June 5, 1866 on front free endpage. Light foxing to frontispiece. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Sylvia's lovers.

      London: Smith, Elder 1863 - Three vols., 12mo. [6],310; [4],294; [4].284p. Bound without the half-title and final imprint leaf in vol. I (not called for elsewhere), and the advertisements in vol. III. Light occasional spotting, but a very good copy in later blue half calf, spines slightly faded. First edition. Sadleir 935; Parrish, p. 70; CBEL3, IV, 1296. Sylvia's lovers is among Mrs. Gaskell's more difficult titles; Sadleir ranks it second (along with Cranford and after Mary Barton) in his list of comparative scarcities. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Chto Delat? [Russian. i.e. What is to be Done?]. [In the original printing of issues 3-5 of "Sovremennik", March-May, 1863].

      [St. Petersburg, 1863]. Bound together a bit later (around 1920-40) in a blue full cloth binding. Label removed from top of spine. Inner hinges a bit weak. Slight damp staining to inner margins at beginning and end, but overall fine. Pp. (5)-142; (373)-526; (55)-197 + (1) p: "Zagadka", by N. Berg.. The extremely scarce first printing of all parts of the most influential Russian novel ever written, Chernyshevsky's magnum opus, which is considered the single most important work of modern revolutionary thought. "[N]o work in modern literature, with the possible exception of Uncle Tom's Cabin, can compete with "What Is to Be Done?" in its effect on human lives and its power to make history. For Chernyshevsky's novel far more than Marx's Capital, supplied the emotional dynamic that eventually went to make the Russian Revolution." (Joseph Frank, p. 68). Marx too would agree, stating so famously to Lopatin "of all contemporary economists Chernyshevsky is the only original mind; the others are just ordinary compilers". (Lopatin, Avtobiografia, [Petrograd, 1922], p. 77). "The appearance of "What Is to Be Done?" sent a shock wave through Russian society. Despite the government's ban on the novel and attempts to recall all issues of "Sovremennik" containing it, "What Is to Be Done?" circulated widely among the Russian youth and became its bible. Manuscript copies passed from hand to hand, and several émigré editions were published and smuggled into Russia. Unlike previous Russian literature, "What Is to Be Done?" managed to tap the psyche of the Russian youth and move it to action. Numerous young Russians called themselves followers of Chernyshevskii and professed to act in his name, with some in the 1860s actually using the term "Chernyshevtsy" to refer to themselves. As one contemporary, Aleksandr Mikhailovich Skabichevskii, has described it, "What Is to Be Done?"'s influence on the Russian youth was simply phenomenal:"We read the novel like worshippers, with the kind of piety with which we read religious books, and without the slightest trace of a smile on our lips. The influence of the novel on our society was colossal. It played a great role in Russian life, especially among the leading members of the intelligentsia who were embarking on the road to socialism, bringing it down a bit from the world of drama to the problem of our social evils, sharpening its image as the goal which each of us had to fight for." (Drozd, p. 9). But how did this bible of revolutionary thought, the novel that became Lenin's favourite book, appear? How could a work that was capable of almost singlehandedly creating the Russian Revolution slip through the hands of the censors? Like with the first Russian edition of Marx' "Kapital", it is due to a very odd quirk of history that this monument of revolutionary thought was even written, let alone published. Due to what seems like an odd oversight by the censors - or as Joseph Frank puts it "The most spectacular example of bureaucratic bungling in the cultural realm during the reign of Alexander " - the work miraculously passed censorship and was most hastily published in the periodical "Sovremennik," in 1863. When realizing the mistake of the censors, most copies were quickly seized by the authorities. The novel, however, had already made its impact."Thanks to a strange oversight on the part of the censors, "What Is to Be Done?" was allowed and serialized in the "Contemporary" [i.e. "Sovremennik"]. The authorities realized their mistake too late. The censor concerned was dismissed and new editions of the novel were forbidden, but these measures were not enough to halt its impact. The issues of the "Contemporary" in which it had been printed were preserved with immense piety, as though they were family heirlooms. For many members of the younger generation the novel became a true "encyclopedia of life and knowledge". In her memoirs, Lenin's wife, Nadezhda Krupskaya, relates that her husband recalled the work in every slight detail. Plekhanov was not exaggerating when he declared that "since the introduction of the printing presses into Russia no printed work has had such a great success in Russia as Chernyshevsky's "What Is to be Done?"." (Walicki, p. 190).Chernyshevsky had been imprisoned (in the Peter and Paul Fortress awaiting his trial, which ended with 14 years' hard labour and banishment for life to Siberia) for about six months when he decided to write "What is to be Done". In late 1862 he asked the prison commandant, A.F. Sorokin, for permission to write a novel. The request was granted and he began work in December 1862. Realizing that if he was sentenced, he would surely not be able to publish his work, he worked very intensely on the manuscript. "After completing the first two chapters of the novel, Chernyshevskii submitted them to the investigative commission in charge of his case in January 1863. Those chapters were held by the investigative commission for ten days and then sent to the chief of police on January 26. The manuscript was then passed on to the journal "Sovremennik" and was promptly lost by the editor, Nikolai Nekrasov, in a cab. Nekrasov reported the loss to the police, an advertisement was placed, and the manuscript was returned in short order.On February 12, 1863, Chernyshevskii sent chapter 3 to the commission, with continuations following on March 26, 28, and 30. Chernyshevskii finished the work on April 4, 1863, and sent the ending to the commission on April 6. The entire novel was completed in a span of less than four months. While Chernyshevskii continued his work on the novel, the first chapters had already appeared in "Sovremennik". The first two chapters, approved by the censor on February 15 and March 14, appeared in the third issue on March 19, 1863. The third chapter, approved on April 20, appeared in issue number four on April 28. The last two chapters came out in the fifth issue, on May 30, 1863, after having been passed by the censor on April 27 and may 18. This short summary of the basic information in no way conveys the very absurdity of and the controversy over the writing and publication of "What Is to Be Done?". Scholars have long argued over how this most dangerous novel saw the light of day when its author was safely in the government's hands. Indeed, the government had every opportunity to prevent the novel's very creation, much less its publication, but somehow "What Is to Be Done?" slipped through. Incidents such as Nekrasov's loss of the initial manuscript only add to the aura of mystery that surrounds this text." (Drozd, p. 6). Scholars generally agree that bureaucratic oversight and lack of attention by the censors are the main explanations. The full explanation, however, still remains a mystery.In all cases, the novel was published in 1863, thereafter banned, and the issues of the "Sovremennik" detracted. The original manuscript, however, is lost, and this hastily printed periodical printing of the novel is our best source for the text that Chernyshevsky had intended. All that remains of the original is the manuscript of a rough draft and then this first printing in "Sovremennik". The manuscript, the fair copy, and the proofs have not been preserved. There is some contemporary evidence, however, that this first printed version is very close to the original manuscript and that not many cuts or changes were made."Chernyshevsky's masterpiece "What Is to Be Done?" paints an idealized portrait of the generation of "new men," the radicals of the sixties, who represented a new morality as well as a new rationalist and materialist outlook. "It completely transformed Russian views of the peasantry in much the same way that Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" changed American perceptions of slavery. In its pages, a group of idealistic Russian intellectuals go back to the land, easing the lot of the peasants with scientific methods of farming and liberating the serfs from hardship. The intellectuals' socialist vision offers the promise of a world that subsequent events did not bear out, and it is fascinating to consider in the light of historical reality. Fyodor Dostoyevsky gave Chernyshevsky's tale, full of sermonizing and idealism, a darkly pessimistic twist in his masterpiece "The Possessed"." "Not only Chernyshevskii's admirers, but also his detractors noted the overwhelming popularity of the novel. professor P. Tsitovich of Odessa University, for example, remarked that every schoolgirl and student was "considered a dunce if she was not acquainted with the exploits of Vera Pavlovna." Katkov, he editor of "Ruskii vestnik", sounded a similar note when he said of the younger generation that they took "What Is to be Done?" as a revelation "like Moslems honor the Koran."On the level of daily life, many young men and women consciously began to model their lives on the main characters of "What Is to be Done?" Fictitious marriages, although a phenomenon that existed prior to the appearance of the novel, blossomed under its influence. They were staged so that young women could escape an oppressive familial home or seek higher education. Likewise, many young couples consciously modeled their life-styles on the novel, including the adoption of separate, inviolable rooms for each partner. "What Is to Be Done" was to remain particularly powerful for Russian women...Other young Russians took up direct revolutionary activity under the novel's influence...." (Drozd, p. 10). "In the Russian revolutionary movement, no literary work can compare in importance with Chernyshevsky's What Is to Be Done" (William F. Woehrlin, Russian History 16, 1989). Chernyshevsky counts as the most important Russian political thinker ever. From his youth he sympathized with the impoverished masses in the old Tsarist Russian Empire, and he opposed the Russian "establishment." He got his degree from St Petersburg University in 1850 and then taught school 3 years in the provinces. He returned to St. Petersburg in 1853 and became a writer and editor of Russia's most famous liberal literary journal, "Sovremennik" (i.e. "The Contemporary"). Due to his radical thoughts and criticism of the established Tsarist order, he was arrested in 1862 and imprisoned. Waiting for his trial, we know what happened: he wrote his seminal main work "What Is to Be Done?", which in impact and historical importance overshadows any other novel written In the Russian language. "If one were to ask for the title of the nineteenth-century Russian novel that has had the greatest influence on Russian society, it is likely that a non-Russian would choose among the books of the mighty triumvirate: Turgenev, Tolstoy, or Dostoyevsky. Fathers and Sons? War and Peace? Crime and Punishment? These would certainly be among the suggested answers; but ... the novel that can claim this honor with most justice is N. G. Chernyshevsky's What Is to Be Done?, a book few Western readers have ever heard of and fewer still have read. Yet no work in modern literature, with the possible exception of Uncle Tom's Cabin, can compete with What Is to Be Done? in its effect on human lives and its power to make history. For Chernyshevsky's novel far more than Marx's Capital, supplied the emotional dynamic that eventually went to make the Russian Revolution.After the Russian Communist Revolution (1917), "What is to be Done" was canonized as a major Soviet classic, published in mass editions, taught as a compulsory text in schools and adapted for stage and screen, etc. See: Michael Drozd: "Chernyshevsky's "What Is to Be Done?": A Reevaluation". Northwestern Universitu press, 1963. Joseph Frank, "N.G. Chernyshevsky: A Russian Utopia", Southern Review, New Series 3, no. 1 (1967). Andrej Walicki, "A History of Russian Thought from the Enlightenment to Marxism. Stanford University Press, 1979

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        Curiosities of Savage Life; First and Second Series

      S.O. Beeton, London - 1863,1864, 1st Edition. () Good to very good. [xiv] 418;[xiv] 418pp. 2 vols. Tall octavo. Publisher's red blindstamped cloth; gilt ornament to front of both. Spine titles in gilt; spines somewhat darkened, professionally restored crown and foot(both vols.). Some staining to boards, corners slightly bumped. All edges gilt. Former owner's name in ink to front fly (vol.1). Illustrated colour frontis with tissue guard to both; 16 full colour plates from lithographs, woodcut illustrations in text. Some foxing to frontis plates and textblock, not intrusive. Extensively illustrated. Greenwood's somewhat fantastic account of the various practices of native peoples the world over. The author discussed Native Americans, the tribes of Africa and the Middle East and Australasia. Scarce in first edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        THE LIFE OF WILLIAM BLAKE [TWO VOLUME SET]

      London: MacMillan & Co.. Very Good+. 1863. Hardcover. Wear to extremties. Bindings not tight. Occasional foxing. Spine slightly cocked in volume one. Both volumes show previous owner's name to ffep; Volume one contains biographical information, volume two examples of Blake's writing and engravings; Engravings; 8vo; 389,256 pages .

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        Eigenh. Telegrammentwurf mit Namenszug in der Kopfzeile.

      O. O., [19. VII. 1863]. - 1 S. 8vo. "Eh. Franz Karl an S. M. den Kaiser in Wien. Herzlichst willkommen morgen um 4 Uhr. Mama liegt im Bette für einen Furunkel der heute von Dumreicher geschnitten werde; aber Gottlob nicht gefährlich ist". - Der Bruder von Kaiser Ferdinand I. und Vater von Kaiser Franz Joseph I. war Mitglied der Geheimen Staatskonferenz, die von 1836 bis 1848 die Regierung für seinen Bruder Kaiser Ferdinand führte. Unter dem Einfluß seiner Gattin Sophie von Bayern stehend, verzichtete er nach der Abdankung Ferdinands 1848 zugunsten seines ältesten Sohns Franz Joseph auf die Thronfolge. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt.

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        Der Kehlkopfspiegel und seine Verwerthung für Physiologie und Medizin. Eine Monographie.

      . Zweite, teilweise umgearbeitete und vermwehrte Auflage. - Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann, 1863, 8°, X, (1 Bl.), 132 pp., 26 Holzschnitte, 3 (1 doppelblattgr.) lith. Fafel, Halbleinenband der Zeit.. Second Edition of the first monograph of laryngology! - - Die physikalische Diagnostik hatte indirekt über das normale und krankhafte Geschehen im Brustraum Auskunft gegeben; sie wurde in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. und zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts in Österreich von Leopold VON AUENBRUGGER (1722-1809) und in Frankreich von Rene Theophile Hyacinthe LAENNEC (1781-1826) entwickelt. Dann wurden immer häufiger und tauglicher Versuche unternommen, die einen direkten Einblick in den Organismus gestatten sollten. Verschiedene, z. T. recht monströse Apparate zeigen, wie man zu Beginn und in der Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts bestrebt war, Licht in die Körperhöhlen zu spiegeln. Da machten Ludwig TÜRCK (1810-1868) und Johann Nepomuk CZERMAK (1828-1873) die Laryngoskopie im Jahr 1858 der Klinik dienstbar. Diese neue Methode der Spiegelbetrachtung mit von außen reflektiertem Licht setzte sich in kurzer Zeit durch und eroberte von Wien aus die Welt, sodaß Leopold SCHRÖTTER VON KRISTELLI (1837-1908) in seiner "Festrede, gelegentlich der TÜRCK-CZERMAK Gedenkfeier und des fünfzigjährigen Bestehens des Kehlkopfspiegels", die er als Ehrenpräsident des ersten internationalen Laryngo-Rhinologen Kongresses in Wien im Jahr 1908 hielt, nicht übertrieb, wenn er sagte: "Wenn ich das Verlassen des philosophisch-spekulativen Standpunktes und die Einkehr zur naturwissenschaftlichen Methode als das wichtigste Ereignis des vorigen Jahrhunderts im Werdegange der Medizin ansehe, so möchte ich unter den bedeutendsten Errungenschaften, die aus diesem Boden hervorgegangen sind - der Erfindung des Augenspiegels, dem Verfahren, Medikamente auf subkutanem Wege dem Organismus einzuverleiben, der Anti- und Asepsis, der Entwicklung der Bakteriologie, der Einführung der Serum- und Organotherapie, letztere beruhend auf der Erkenntnis der inneren Sekretion, und endlich der Radiologie -als eine ebenbürtige Schöpfung den Kehlkopfspiegel bezeichnen. Es soll nun meine Aufgabe sein, den Platz festzustellen, welchen die aus der Erfindung des Kehlkopfspiegels hervorgegangene, bald zu einem abgerundeten Wissenszweige herangewachsene Larynologie im Verlauf der ersten 50 Jahre ihres Bestehens unter den übrigen Disziplinen der Medizin gewonnen hat." - Folgen wir also der Darstellung SCHRÖTTERS: Seit dem Sommer 1857 hatte Ludwig TÜRCK, ohne Kenntnis der Erfindung des spanischen Gesangslehrers Manuel GARCIA, der damals in London 1854 mit einem Spiegelchen zu stimmphysiologischen Zwecken seinen eigenen Kehlkopf besichtigt und die Ergebnisse seiner Untersuchungen im Jahr 1855 publiziert hat, zuerst an Leichen und dann an Patienten seiner Abteilung, der Nerven- und 6. Medizinischen Abteilung des Allgemeinen Krankenhauses, mittels des Sonnenlichtes mit dem von ihm konstruierten Kehlkopfspiegel laryngoskopiert, eifrig Befunde gesammelt, bis eben das mangelnde Sonnenlicht in Winter seine Arbeit unterbrach. - Im darauffolgenden Frühjahr aber veröffentlichte ein anderer, nämlich der aus Prag gebürtige Physiologe Johann Nepomuk CZERMAK (1828-1873) in der "Wiener Medizinischen Wochenschrift" seine, am eigenen Kehlkopf während des vergangenen Winters bei künstlicher Beleuchtung mit dem von TÜRCK entlehnten Spiegelchen gemachten Beobachtungen. - "Herr Türck kam eben immer zu spät", stellte CZERMAK lakonisch fest, irrte dieses Mal aber. War TÜRCK im Falle der Entdeckung des Prinzips der sekundären Degeneration der Engländer A. V. WALLER um genau eine Woche zuvorgekommen und war ihm Ahnliches mit seinen Versuchen zur Feststellung der Folgen von Halbseitenläsion des Rückenmarks widerfahren (dabei war ihm BROWN-SEQUARD zuvorgekommen), so "versuchte sich diesmal der Zauderer in jener denkwürdigen Sitzung der Gesellschaft der Ärzte am 9. April 1858 seinen Prioritätsanspruch zu sichern. Am 14. April erkannte ihn auch CZERMAK ausdrücklich an; in späteren Publikationen aber zog er diese Anerkennung zurück. Der Prioritätsstreit zwischen TÜRCK und CZERMAK, der ,TÜRCKENKRIEG', hatte begonnen. Sicherlich war er für den eigentlichen Erfinder sehr schmerzvoll, für den neuen Wissenschaftszweig aber höchst nützlich. Schlagartig eroberte sich die Laryngologie die medizinische Welt. Der schwerfällig produzierende, äußerungsgehemmte TÜRCK hatte in dem weit- und redegewandten CZERMAK einen außerordentlich expeditiven, versuchserfahrenen Rivalen gefunden, der im ersten Ansatz viele technische, methodische und therapeutische Möglichkeiten des neuen Verfahrens, künstliche Beleuchtung, Rhinoskopie und laryngoskopische Kontrolle lokaltherapeutischer Eingriffe, teils selbst entwickelte, teils anbahnte. Im Agon der beiden Männer blühte das neue Fach der Laryngologie in erstaunlich kurzer Zeit mächtig empor", schreibt Erna LESKY. Zug um Zug erfolgten Publikation und Gegenpublikation: Auf CZERMAKS Mitteilungen vom 27. März und 17. April folgte eine Entgegnung TÜRCKS als "Schluss einer grösseren Abhandlung über den Kehlkopfrachenspiegel und seine Anwendung bei Krankheiten des Kehlkopfes und seiner Umgebung, aus Nr. 25 und 26 vom 21. und 28. Juni 1859 der allgemeinen Wiener medizinischen Zeitung' besonders abgedruckt." Dort heißt es abschließend in Sperrdruck: "Wenn also LISTON schon im Jahre 1840 vorschlug, sich beim Glottisödem zur Untersuchung eines ähnlichen kleinen Spiegels zu bedienen, wie ihn die Zahnärzte in Gebrauch haben, und GARCIA mittelst eines ähnlichen Spiegels Untersuchungen über die Stimmbildung anstellte, so ist die neuerliche Anregung zur praktischen Verwerthung des Kehlkopfspiegels und die Umwandlung des bisher nur ganz ausnahmsweise vertragenen Instrumentes in ein brauchbares, durch eine beträchtliche Anzahl bekannt gemachter pathologischer Fälle bereits bewährtes diagnostisches Hilfsmittel mein, und nicht Herrn CZERMAK'S Werk, indem letzterer nur die von mir bereits seit länger ins Werk gesetzte Idee in ganz unberechtigter Weise ohne meine Zustimmung veröffentlichte, und nachträglich meine Priorität in der klarsten Weise selbst anerkannte, während er keine praktisch brauchbare Methode des laryngoskopischen Verfahrens anzugeben im Stande war." Auf CZERMAKS Veröffentlichung von sieben pathologisch-laryngologischen Fällen - wir dürfen bei dieser Darstellung wieder Erna LESKY folgen - folgte am 20. Februar 1859 jene TÜRCKS vom 14. März, gleichfalls sieben Fälle umfassend. Anfang 1860 erschien CZERMAKS Broschüre "Der Kehlkopfspiegel und seine Verwerthung für Physiologie und Medicin" in Leipzig, Ende 1860 TÜRCKS "Praktische Anleitung zur Laryngoskopie" in Wien. "Beide wurden ins Französische übersetzt, die TÜRCKS natürlich später (1861) als die CZERMAKS (Juni 1860). Diese war bereits 1861 auch in englischer Sprache erschienen, als 1862 Türck mit seinen ,Clinical Researches on different diseases of the larynx, trachea and pharynx' bei William and Norgate in London herauskam. ,Herr TÜRCK kam eben immer zu spät." - Von 1858 an ging CZERMAK auf Reisen nach Deutschland, Frankreich und England und verbreitete überall die Kenntnis der neuen Wissenschaft. Es verwundert daher nicht, daß deshalb eine Zeitlang namentlich im Ausland CZERMAK als der eigentliche Begründer der Laryngologie galt, der auch eine große Zahl von Schülern heranbildete und auch überall "begeisterte Jünger (hinterließ), RUETE, TRAUBE, VOLTOLINI, BATAILLE, Ch. FAUVEL, Morell MACKENZIE, DURHAM sind nur einige von jenen, die durch CZERMAK zu Pionieren der Laryngo-Rhinologie geworden sind. Ja, auch der Rhinologie! Denn mit seiner Arbeit ,Über die Inspektion des Cavum pharyngonasale und der Nasenhöhle durch die Choanen vermittelst kleiner Spiegel' hat CZERMAK auch die Rhinologie als neues Spezialgebiet begründet. Einfallsreich und wendig, wie er in der Kombination von Technizismen war, tat er noch ein übriges: Er stellte auch die Photographie und Stereoskopie in den Dienst des jungen Faches. Die drei laryngoskopischen Bilder, die er am 7. November 1861 der Akademie der Wissenschaften vorlegte - sie ruhen heute noch in ihrem Archiv -, sind die ersten stereophotographischen Aufnahmen dieses Organs überhaupt. - Der "TÜRCKENKRIEG", der "die laryngologische Welt lange in Atem hielt", wurde, wie Hermann MARSCHIK feststellt, "endlich in der Weise beigelegt, daß beiden Forschern ihre Verdienste ungeschmälert zuerkannt wurden, wie sie tatsächlich bestanden. . . . Für uns ist TÜRCK der eigentliche Begründer der wissenschaftlichen Laryngologie als Spezialfach, CZERMAK der Begründer der künstlichen Beleuchtung und der erste Pionier der jungen Wissenschaft, dessen weltgewandtem Wissen und dessen Mitteilungskunst es zu danken ist, daß das Lebenswerk des bescheidenen, in den letzten Jahren sich immer mehr in seine stille Arbeitsklause verschließenden Forschers in kurzer Zeit in der ganzen Welt bekannt wurde und damit ein junger, heute unentbehrlicher Wissenschaftszweig vielleicht vor dem neuerlichen Versinken in die Vergessenheit bewahrt, sicher aber seine Ausbreitung und Einbürgerung in die Gesamtmedizin des Erdkreises um 20 bis 30 Jahre beschleunigt worden ist." Manfred Skopec & Eduard H. Majer, Geschichte der Oto-Rhono-Laryngologie in Österreich², pp.53-58; Lesky, E.: Die Wiener medizin. Schule im 19.Jhdt. pp.191-195; Marschik, H.: Geschichte der Wiener laryngorhinologischen Gesellschaft., Wien.klin.Wschr. 39 (1929), pp.334-336, 361-363 - - Johann Nepomuk Czermak (1828-1873) was the first to demonstrate the utility of the laryngoscope invented by Gracia. He substituted artificial light for sunlight and made other improvements. - Waller 2259M; Haeser II, 928; Hirsch/H. II, p.164.

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        The Pines and Firs of Japan. Illustrated by Upwards of Two Hundred Woodcuts. Reprinted (With Additions and Corrections) from the Proceedings of the Royal Horticultural Society

      Printed by Bradbury & Evans, London 1863 - 8vo (6 1/4 x 9 in - 15.5 x 23 cm), green cloth with title in gilt on front board, 224 numbered black and white woodcut text illustrations, index, 124 pp. At the time this work was prepared Andrew Murray was an Assistant Secretary to the Royal Horticultural Society. The work was based upon specimens provided by two British botanists who had recently returned from Japan, Robert Fortune and John G. Veitch. The author also drew information from works published by Kaempfer, Thunberg, Seibold and Zuccarini. ~ Condition. The book is in Very Good condition. The spine is faded and bumped, particularly at the bottom. The corners are bumped. The front and back paste downs are broken (inner hinges cracked) however the binding remains solid. There is a large bookplate ("Cornelius J. Hauck Collection") and small bookseller's label ("C. Jeffrey Bookseller, High Street, Falkirk.") on the front paste. There is light foxing to the first and last 3 pages. However, the remainder of the book is clean and bright. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MASTERPIECES OF INDUSTRIAL ART & SCULPTURE AT THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, 1862

      Day & Son, London 1863 - With More than 300 Giant Folio Plates of Fine, Decorative, and Industrial Arts. 438 x 305 mm (17 1/4 x 12"). Three volumes. FIRST EDITION. IMPRESSIVE CONTEMPORARY RED MOROCCO, LAVISHLY GILT, covers with wide filigree frame, central panel with very prominent scrolling cornerpieces, upper covers with gilt titling, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments filled with a riot of gilt flourishes and small tools, turn-ins with decorative gilt roll, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt and intricately gauffered. With 304 SOMETIMES STRIKING CHROMOLITHOGRAPH PLATES (comprising the 300 plates called for, plus an extra illustrated title page to each volume and plate "300A"). Facing text in English and French. Front pastedowns with "Carpe Diem" bookplate of James Hall. Corners with slight wear, morocco with one small abrasion, one small spot, and one small dent, the imposing bindings otherwise unusually bright, clean, and well preserved. Top corner of perhaps half the leaves in volume III with small (usually very small) dampstain, one leaf with repaired tear at inner margin, otherwise the text and plates (and even the tissue guards) as clean and smooth as the day the books were published. This is an illustrated collection of more than 1,000 fine objects presented at the 1862 International Exhibition, pictured here in large-format chromolithography and offered in imposing bindings almost enveloped with gold. Among the many works of fine, decorative, and industrial arts are fabrics, rugs, jewelry, ceramics, glassware, sculptures, furniture, plates, silver, wallpaper designs, and many other (sometimes magnificent) works. The plates were chromolithographed by and under the direction of W. R. Tymms, A. Warren, and G. MacCulloch from photographs supplied by the London Photographic and Stereoscopic Company, taken exclusively for this work by Stephen Thompson. Architect and painter John Burley Waring (1825-75) selected the items for inclusion and has described each (in English and French) as well as provided details about the artists and artisans. Waring was superintendent of the works of ornamental art and sculpture in the Manchester exhibition of 1857, and edited "Art Treasures of the United Kingdom" (1858). The present book is not uncommon, but it is infrequently found so handsomely bound and is almost never encountered in such fine condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Prince Consort's Farms an Agricultural Memoir

      London: Longmans, Green, 1863. Book measures 11 x 8 3/4 inches, collation, [10],276pp, illustrated. Bound in buckram. Rebacked retaining the original boards, with Crown Crest on top board. Boards rubbed, faded, with some staining, library number on spine. Binding in very good firm condition. Internally, Royal Agricultural Society Bookplate on fixed endpaper, some finger marking, pages in good clean condition. A good solid copy, of a rare first edition. A17. First Edition. Buckram. Very Good. Quarto.

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        Clinical lectures on diseases of women. Simpson's personal copy, signed by him on title page

      Philadelphia: Blanchard & Lea, 1863. <p>Simpson&#39;s Personal Copy</p><p> Simpson, James Young (1811-70). Clinical lectures on diseases of women. 8vo. xii, [17]-510pp. Text wood-engravings. Philadelphia: Blanchard & Lea, 1863. 232 x 146 mm. Original cloth, slightly worn. Minor foxing, especially to endsheets and preliminary leaves, but very good. Simpson&#39;s personal copy, with his signature on the title. </p><p>First Edition in Book Form of Simpson&#39;s gynecological and obstetrical lectures delivered at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh and published in the London Medical Times and Gazette between 1859 and 1861. Simpson occupied the chair of midwifery at Edinburgh University for 30 years, and "there was scarcely any topic [in ob/gyn] on which Simpson did not make some contribution and on which he did not write. . . . He was among the earliest in Britain to adopt the vaginal speculum, and was one of the first to design a uterine sound and to use it to help in uterine diagnosis. Simpson, with a no-nonsense approach, can be said largely to be responsible for modern accurate bimanual gynaecological examination. . . . He wrote extensively on pelvic inflammatory disease, and first used the terms pelvic cellulitis and puerperal sub-involution. He was an early supporter of the surgical removal of ovarian tumours or ovariotomy" (Russell & Forster, pp. 2-3). </p><p>Although a prolific author of pamphlets and journal articles, Simpson never wrote any books, so that this American collection of his clinical lectures represents the closest Simpson ever came to publishing a textbook of obstetrics and gynecology. This American edition was clearly intended for the majority of American physicians who did not subscribe to the London Medical Times and Gazette. Another American collected edition of Simpson&#39;s writings on anesthesia from Simpson&#39;s personal library is described as Norman 1946. Russell & Forster, A List of the Works of Sir James Young Simpson, p. 49. </p>

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        Remarkable Adventurers and Unrevealed Mysteries

      London, Richard Bentley, , 1863. 2 volumes octavo (195 × 128 mm) original purple embossed cloth, title gilt to spines. Frontispiece to each. Slightly rubbed and soiled, front hinges starting, light toning, but overall a very good set. First edition. Brief lives of unusual characters including Cagliostro, Kaspar Hauser, the Chevalier d&#39;Eon, the Man in the Iron Mask, Count St. Germain and Joseph Süß Oppenheimer. Wraxall was a miscellaneous writer with a penchant for military subjects, he served as an assistant-commissary during the Crimean Campaign, which experiences he wrote up in his Camp Life: Passages from the Story of a Contingent of 1860. Probably his most important historical work was The Life and Times of Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark and Norway, in which he published new evidence relating to the Queen&#39;s innocence. He was also the author of "several entertaining novels" (DNB) including the "sensation novel" Only a Woman on the theme of bigamy. Uncommon, COPAC has BL only.

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        CARDINAL POLE

      1863. or, The Days of Philip and Mary. An Historical Romance. In Three Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1863. Original blind-stamped terra-cotta cloth. First Edition of this historical tale sited during the 1550s, at the time of Reginald Pole, the last Roman Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury.~This copy is in terra-cotta dot-and-line-grain cloth, with the publisher&#39;s imprint at the foot of the spines -- the primary binding; we have also had a set in green sand-grain cloth without publisher&#39;s name on spines -- a secondary binding. It is in good-to-very good condition (relatively minor wear at the binding extremities, volumes a little aslant, original endpapers cracked and re-glued -- or in the case of Vol III, reinforced at the gutters --, bookplates removed). Sadleir 4 (brown dot-and-line grain cloth); Wolff 40 (cloth color not mentioned, but he cites white endpapers, whereas this copy&#39;s are pale yellow-coated).

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        Cardinal Pole

      Chapman & Hall, London 1863 - "Cardinal Pole:/or,/The Days of Philip and Mary./An Historical Romance./By/William Harrison Ainsworth./In Three Volumes./Vol. I. [II, III]/London:/Chapman and Hall, 193, Piccadilly./1863./[The right of translation is reserved.]". Pages x, [302]; viii,[306];viii,302. Binding variant, bright green sand grain cloth, decorated in blind on front and rear boards; title and author's name on spine in reverse block gilt. Yellow endpapers, with ink ownership stamp in each volume. Name torn (about half inch) from title page of vols I and II, and half title of vol III, presumably previous owner's name, not affecting text. A nice bright clean set of one of Ainsworth's more common titles, although Sadleir lists it as scarcer than titles such as "Old Court", which over time have become scarcer. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Winchester Antiquarian Books]
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        LE GENTILHOMME DES GRANDES ROUTES . ( 2 Tomos en 1 Vol.)

      Michel Levy Frères, Libraires Editeurs 1863 - Paris 1863 . Traduit de l'anglais par B.H. Revoil . Encuad : plena pasta española , con dorados en lomera . 12 x 18cms. 319+320pag. Cortes decorados . Tema : Autores Ingleses Contemporáneos , Novela Histórica . Libro fatigado, dorados en lomera deslucidos, pequeña falta en cantonera pag. 113 sin afectar al texto . ( v. fotos ampliadas ) .

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        Le héraut d'armes. Revue illustrée de la noblesse. Collection complète.

      Victor Bouton 1863 - - Victor Bouton, Paris 1863-1877, 18,5x28cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale. Reliures en demi chagrin noir, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons dorés, infimes traces de frottements sur les coiffes supérieures, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, ex-libris nobiliaires encollés aux versos des premiers plats de reliure. Ouvrages illustrés de reproductions de blasons in-texte. Quelques petites rousseurs sans gravité. Rare collection complète de cette revue traitant d'héraldique. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Carols, Hymns, and Songs

      New York: Church Book Depository, [n.d., but ca. 1863]. (CHRISTMAS CAROL) First edition. 8vo. 66, [1] pp. Limp red cloth, lettered in gilt, title printed in red and blue, some marginal spotting and pencil annotations, upper cover shows old black ink splatter, extremities somewhat frayed, a used, but sound copy. OCLC: 223441165 (AAS and Victoria) . With the pencil ownership signature of "M.M. Hopkins" on the front free endsheet, identified in a later hand as "(Grandma Hopkins)," and accompanied by an original cabinet photograph of the author, by MacCollin of Williamspot, PA, inscribed on the verso: "To my dear Flora with the lover of her Uncle Henry 1888." A slight collection by the American clergyman and hymnist (1820 - 1891), and rector of Christ Episcopal Church of Williamsport. A second, substantially enlarged edition appeared in 1872, with at least two more editions before the close of the century. It is notable as being the most probable first appearance in book form of Hopkins's Christmas Carol, "Three Kings of Orient," the eventual staple of the Christmas Carol Canon that he wrote for, and first shared with, his family at Christmas 1857. A couple of 1957 clippings noting the 100th anniversary of that occasion, as well as a typescript of a more detailed article about its history, accompany this copy. In the Catalogue of the C.A. Wilson collection, Vol. II, p. 385, an undated 4 pp. leaflet printing is noted, under the imprint of Orr and Dana, tentatively dated "(1857?)." In light of the sequence of events, that dating is well nigh impossible, and OCLC now dates that printing over the range "1860-1880." This printing is uncommon - OCLC locates fewer than a dozen copies, and most of those are attached to one erroneously dated entry - and with the photograph and association interest, this forms a very attractive lot

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        The illustrated London News, Vol. XLII. January to June 1863

      Published by George C. Leighton, London 1863 - , iv, 708 pages,with 3 folding colour plates: 'Epsom Downs - The Derby Day' by Alfred Hunt, 'The Peers Lobby' by Robert Dudley and "Too Hot" by J. Collinson, notable engravings: New Lunatic Asylum at Aberdeen, Accident on the East Indian Railway, Progress of Princess Alexandra on Denmark: The Eton Boys, The Royal Cortege Passing Temple Bar, The Royal Procession Entering Hyde Park, Scenes and Incidents of the Civil War in America: Scenes at Fort Moultrie, The Battle of Fredericksburg, Draught in New York, New Ironsides, Claiming Exemption from the Draught in New York, Map of the Seat of War in Virginia, Anti-Slavery Demonstration at Exeter, Ascot Races: The Royal Hunt Cup, Australian Paddle-Steamer the Coonanbara on the New Patent Slip in Table Bay, View of Auckland Australia, Private Theatricals at Berlin, Opening of the New Pier at Blackpool, Bull-Fight in the Amphitheatre of Nismes, Entrance to the Cave of Elephanta in the Bay of Bombay, Fire at the Town hall Chester, The Chicha Guano Islands: Guano Pile on North Island, Shooting the Guano, Vessels of The New Imperial Chinese Squadron, General View of Corfu, Winners of Prizes at the International Dog Show, Inauguration of Albert Hall, New Australian Bird the Kagu, Launch of the Dublin Trinity Yacht Princess Alexandra, Views in Madagascar, Panorama of the City of Mexico, The Civil War in China: Bombardment of the East Gate of Fungwha, Expedition of Imperialists Headed by British Officers to the Landing at Fan-Chow Bridge First Edition , spine sunned and a little scuffed at head and tail, covers clean and tight, colour plates light foxed and with some tears at folds, textblock clean and with many nice engravings, the book is in good++ condition , green cloth with gilt titles and decoration to front and spine Folio, 42 x 30 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Keoghs Books]
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        Diary of an Austrian secretary of legation at the court of Czar Peter the Great / Translated from the original Latin and edited by the Count Mac Donnell, . Complete in two volumes

      London : Bradbury & Evans, 11, Bouverie Street 1863 - Physical description; 2 vols. (xx, 299, [1]; [2], 304, 16 p.) ; 8°. Notes; Author from preface. With a 16-page advertisement for works published by Bradbury and Evans. Referenced by: NSTC 2M3170 2K8877. Subjects; Diplomats - Soviet Union - Biography. Russia - History - Peter I, 1689-1725. Russia - Description and travel - Early works to 1800. Soviet Union - Description and travel. VPrevious owner's signature with a stamp to the title form Melchet Court in Romsey. Very good copies both in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 2 Kg. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        Autograph Letter Signed "Mommsen," to an unidentified recipient, August 18, 1863

      Berlin - Two pages, on recto and verso of a single bifolium, approx. 5-1/2 X 4-1/4 in. Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903) was a lawyer, historian, scholar, and political figure. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1902. Faint toning, folded for mailing, slight roughness to upper edge. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Locus Solus Rare Books (ABAA, ILAB)]
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        Inscriptiones Latinae antiquissimae ad C. Caesaris Mortem., (= Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum consilio et auctoritate Academiae Litterarum Regiae Borussicae editum, Volumen Primum).

      Georg Reimer, Berlin 1863 - VI/649 S., Bibliotheksexemplar mit Rückenschild und Stempeln (entwidmet), Papier gebräunt und etwas braun-/stockfleckig (einige wenige Seiten stärker), ansonsten gut erhaltenes Exemplar, in Latein / ex-library copy with backlabel and stamps, new hardcover binding, paper browned and partially foxed, otherwise fine, text in Latin, Sprache: la Gewicht in Gramm: 3800 Fol., sauber und fachmännisch neu eingebunden in Bibliotheks-Halbleinen, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        seder haggadah shel pesach. SERVICE FOR THE TWO FIRST NIGHTS OF PASSOVER, with an English translation [pesah pessach]

      L. H. Frank, printer and publisher, No. 185 Division Street, New York, New York 1863 - Hebrew and English on facing pages. Adir Hu with Judeo-German translation. pp.70, (1). Contemporary marbled boards. 8vo. Yudlov 1189; Yaari 881; Goldman 132. Rare. Not in JNUL. Not seen by Yaari who lists it based upon Duker. Yudlov lists it based upon a copy in a private collection in London. The final leaf contains the following interesting note, in italics: ¿Note: On these nights it is customary to allow even the meanest Hebrew servant to sit at table during the ceremonial part: as we were all equally alike in bondage.¿ Inscriptions on back end papers: Isaac Levy Died Dec. 16, 1884. Matlda Levy 10 morning [?]ed born the 17 of May 187[scribbled over, corrected.] Matilde Levy born May 17th 1871. Gusta born November 21 [corrected to 25] 9 a clock evening 1867. This edition does not have any illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, 1863

      Edmond Jones & Co., New York 1863 - First edition. Thick octavo. Publisher's green cloth gilt. 852pp. Illustrated with maps and plates, several of them folding. Illustrated with duotones, colorplates, and engravings. Frontispiece map torn and partially detached but complete, light stain on front board, a very good or a little better copy. Inscribed by New York Councilman Thomas Brady to Mr. Cogswell, "Master machinest, Brooklyn, New York." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        Lloyd&#146;s New Map of the United States, the Canadas and New Brunswick. From the Latest Surveys Showing Every Railroad Junction Finished to 1862 and The Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. From the United States Superintendents Official Reports of the Coast Survey by Order of Congress.

      New York: J.T. Lloyd 1863 - Map dimensions 95 x 125.5 cm, overall dimensions 96 x 127.5 cm. Large folding mid-Civil War map of the United States and adjacent territories, extending as far west as Nebraska, Kansas and "Indian Territory". The southern continuation of Florida shown in an inset to the right edge. Original colour in outline marking out the state boundaries and also the dividing line between the Southern and Union lands. The map backed onto linen not having been dissected, folding between original brown ribbed cloth covers with the original silk ties, publisher&#146;s printed label to upper board and advertisement to the folded end section. Spine sympathetically renewed, a few small pinholes at each corner, a minor split at one folded intersection, a very good example. According to the cover label the map was issued in three states: "In Sheets" at $2, "Mounted on Rollers, Varnished" at $4 and "Mounted on Cloth in Book Form", as here, at $5. The map itself bears a New York imprint, though the cover label gives Lloyd&#146;s London address at 1, Strand, W.C.

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        HISTORIA Descriptiva, Artística y Pintoresca del REAL MONASTERIO DE SAN LORENZO, comúnmente llamado del Escorial.

      Eusebio Aguado, Madrid 1863 - Fol, XXp, 279p (error enc. págs. 41-43 y 65-67), 2h, 97 láms. (incl. 3 color, 1 despl, 4 planos), grabs. en texto, florones y capitulares (alg. color). Algo de óx, leve polilla págs. 150 a 158. Ex-libris. Plena piel, ruedas gofr, conserva cubs. orig. - Segunda edición. Palau cita distinto nº de láminas, pero las citadas en nuestro ejemplar coinciden con las relacionadas en el índice de láminas. 1863

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        Historia descriptiva, artistica y pintoresca del Real Monasterio de S. Lorenzo comunmente llamado Del Escorial

      Eusebio Aguado, Madrid 1863 - Dedicado a S. M. la Reina Doña Isabel II y a su Augusto Esposo, S. M. el Rey Don Francisco de Asís. Con abundancia de grabados y láminas. Un libro notable y no solo por su gran tamaño. XX + 279 páginas + láminas finales con índice de orden de colocación. Aunque las cubiertas no son las originales el libro muestra un impresionante aspecto con encuadernación sólida. Algunas pequeñas marcas interiores con caprichosos itinerarios dan fe de que fue descuidado en tiempos pretéritos (primeras y últimas páginas), pero el texto no está afectado y en general tiene una apariencia soberbia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Libros Dickens]
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        Our Young Folks, An Illustrated Magazine for Boys and Girls. Vols. I-IX (all published)

      Ticknor & Fields 1863 - Ticknor & Fields, Boston, 1865-1873. The complete run of this juvenile journal, featuring contributions from Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott and others. Thick 8vo, 1/2 black leather, first 8 bound uniformly with 1873 in a maroon 1/2 leather binding. A nice set. Moderate wear and some soiling, good to very good condition with occasional foxing and dampstains to contents. Occasional chipping to leather bindings, including one 1/2 inch chip to the spine of the 1873 volume. Some wear and chipping to edges of boards. All page edges marbled, except for 1873, which is speckled. A very nice copy of the complete run. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Herald and Genealogist (8 Volumes)

      London.: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1863 1863-1874. Volume I (1863): [iv] - 594 pages; Volume II (1865): [iv] - 588 pages; Volume III (1866): [iv] - 598 pages - (2p); Volume IV (1867): [iv] - 599 pages; Volume V (1870): [vi] - 591 pages; Volume VI (1871): [iv] - 708 pages; Volume VII (1873): [ii] - 600 pages; Volume VIII (1874): Frontispiece - [iv] - (xxviii) - 536 pages. Bindings are lightly rubbed at the edges, but still holding strong. Bookplates tipped to front pastedowns. Embossed seal of I. David Porras on title pages, otherwise inside pages are in very good condition, clean and tight. VERY SCARCE! Photos available upon request. 10 kg.

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        Beauregard's Thanks for Donation for "our gallant soldiers now battling manfully for our rights & our Independence"

      Charleston, S.C. 1863 - Autograph Letter Signed, to Col. Charles J. Helm in Havana Cuba. From Charleston, S.C., January 28, 1863. On "Head Quarters, Department of South Carolina, George & Florida" stationery. Endorsed on verso by Helm. 1 p., 8 x 9 7/8 in. Acordial letter to Col. Charles J. Helm, Confederate agent in the West Indies, sending thanks to "Mrs. Phebe M. Newcomb" for her donation of wool socks to the Confederate Army. He takes the opportunity to speak eloquently to the privations that Southern troops, specifically the Washington Artillery of New Orleans, have endured. "Permit me to thank you, & thro' you Mrs. Phebe M. Newcomb, for the wollen socks she has been kind enough to make." Complete Transcript Charleston S.C. Jany 28th 1863Dear Col.Permit me to thank you, & thro' you Mrs. Phebe M. Newcomb, for the wollen socks she has been kind enough to make & to send for our gallant soldiers now battling manfully for our rights & our Independence regardless of the snows of Virginia & Tennessee altho' in many instances shoeless & without blankets!I shall send the package of socks received, to the Washington Arty. of New Orleans, which has done such good serve in many a glorious field since the war commenced - its members are now exiles from their homes & can no longer receive those comforts they stand so much in need of - With my kind regards to Mrs. Helm & thanks to Mrs. Newcomb I remain Dear Col. Truly your friend G.T. BeauregardCol. Chs J. Helm Esqr. Havana Cuba -[Helm, endorsement on verso:] For Miss Newcomb, with the Compliments of Mr. HelmHistorical BackgroundBeauregard assumed command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida on September 24, 1862, with headquarters in Charleston. On January 31, 1863, three days after this letter, Commodore D.N. Ingraham executed a successful attack on the Union blockade vessels outside Charleston harbor, as part of Beauregard's energetic plan to strengthen Charleston's defenses. The Confederate ironclad rams Palmetto State and Chicora crippled the Quaker City and forced the surrender of Mercedita and Keystone State, running off two other vessels. The fruits of the victory were temporary, but they bought Beauregard more time to improve fortifications before the Union Navy returned in strength in the summer. In large part due to Beauregard's untiring efforts, the Union attack on Fort Wagner in July 1863, made famous by the participation of the African-Americans of the 54th Massachusetts, failed.According to one website, the Washington Artillery of New Orleans "was the most famous and unique artillery organization . in the service of the Confederacy. Formed in 1838, they served in the war with Mexico and entered the Civil War as a complete artillery Battalion, fully equipped with private funds, owing nothing to the state of Louisiana. They were so popular the Governor Moore donated a Napoleon cannon and limber from his own funds. Five companies were raised, the first four served in the Army of Northern Virginia . and the fifty company served in the Army of Tennessee, initially under General Beauregard."Charles J. Helm (1817-1868), a Kentucky native, was U.S. consul general in Cuba until 1861, when he resigned and became a special agent of the Confederacy in the West Indies.Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, an 1838 graduate of West Point, directed the attack on Fort Sumter in 1861, making him a hero in the South. He commanded troops in the Battle of First Manassas, and planned the attack at Shiloh in 1862, the first major battle in the West. He assumed command of the western army after Albert S. Johnston's death at Shiloh, but was replaced after taking unauthorized sick leave, by Braxton Bragg. In late 1862 and all of 1863, he commanded the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. In 1864, he was reassigned to southeastern Virginia, where at the Second Battle of Drewry's Bluff (Fort Darling), Va., Beauregard defeated Benjamin Butler's A. (See website for full description)

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