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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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        Brockhaus' Reise-Atlas von Deutschland. Entworfen und gezeichnet von Henry Lange. Dritte Section. Baiern und Würtemberg. 9 Specialkarten, 4 Städtepläne, 1 Uebersichtskarte und Text. - Dritter von sechs Bänden.

      . Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, o. J. (1863); 18,5 cm (8°). Mit 13 (von 14) Karten / Plänen (Stadtplan München fehlt!). - Eine "Übersichtskarte der Eisenbahnen von Mitteleuropa" (Doppelblatt, zweifarbig), "Hof - Nürnberg." (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Eisenbahn-Karte mit insges. 6 Stahlstich-Vignetten: o.l.: Plassenburg bei Calmbach; u. r.: Waldstein, Vierzehnheiligen u. Staffelstein, Tüchersfelde, Dom zu Bamberg, Burg und Johannes-Kirchhof zu Nürnberg); "Nürnberg" (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Stadtplan); "Frankfurt a. M. - Bamberg." (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Eisenbahn-Karte mit 2 Stahlstich-Vignetten: o.l.: Frankfurt a.M., o.r.: Würzburg, dazwischen verkleinerte Eisenbahn-Karte Frankfurt bis Aschaffenburg); "Donau von Ingolstadt nach Passau" (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Eisenbahn-Karte mit insges. 4 Stahlstich-Vignetten: o.l.: Regensburg; o.r. Passau; u.l.: Dom in Regensburg; u.r.: Walhalla); "Nürnberg - Augsburg." (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Land-Karte mit 2 Stahlstich-Vignetten: u.l.: Das Rathaus in Augsburg; u.r.: Der schöne Brunnen in Nürnberg); "Augsburg." (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Stadtplan; im unteren Segment: Karte mit Umgebung von Augsburg, einfarbig); "Augsburg - Lindau" (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Eisenbahn-Karte mit 1 Stahlstich-Vignetten (oben) von Lindau, daneben verkleinerte Eisenbahn-Karte von Augsburg nach Landsberg); "München - Kufstein - Salzburg." (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Eisenbahn-Karte mit 1 Stahlstich-Vignette von Salzburg und u.r. vekleinerte Eisenbahn Teixendorf bis Salzburg); "München - Augsburg - Ulm." (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Eisenbahn-Karte mit insges. 8 Stahlstich-Vignetten: o.l.: Dom in Ulm u. Glaspalast in München; o.m.: Bavaria; o.r.: Pinakothek in München u. Dom in Augsburg; u.l.: Frauenkirche in München; u.m.: Ansicht von München (breite Vignette); u.r.: Auer-Kirche in München; "Ulm - Friedrichshafen - Bodensee" (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Eisenbahn-Karte (ohne Stahlstich-Vignetten)); Karlsruhe - Stuttgart - Ulm (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: 2 separate Eisenbahn-Karten: oben: Karlsruhe Stuttgart, unten: Stuttgart - Ulm; ohne Stahlstich-Vignetten); "Stuttgart." (Doppelblatt, dreifarbig: Stadtplan, sowie 2 Stahlstich-Vignetten quer zum Plan: links: Rosenstein; rechts: Villa (Berg)); es fehlt folgendes Doppelblatt: Plan von München beinhaltend Eisenbahn von München nach Starnberg. - Ein Bl. (Verlagswerbung: informiert detailliert über die 3 verschiedenen Ausgaben des Reise-Atlas), 58 + 2 Bll. (1 Bl. Nachträge, 1 Bl. leer); gelber, mit Titel bedruckter Original-Kartonage-Band mit Leinenrücken (steife Broschur). - Einband etwas angestaubt und fleckig, Besitzvermerk in Tinte auf Oberrand des Vorderdeckels; Inhalt durchgängig etwas, z.T. auch stärker braunfleckig; Tafeln nur wenig fleckig; an wenigen Tafeln Verbindung zum Falz hin etwas gelöst; auf vorderem Innendeckel Notizen in zartem Blei; auf der Hälfte des hinteren Innendeckels Adress-Vermerke (von München) in Tinte. - Gebrauchter Führer in passabler Erhaltung (Stadtplan München fehlt) von großer Seltenheit.. Reise-Führer. Brockhaus. Reise-Atlas. Bayern. Württemberg.

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        TRAVELS IN LADAK, TARTARY, AND KASHMIR

      London. 1863.. iv,367pp. including numerous in-text illustrations, plus chromolithographic frontispiece, eleven additional chromolithographic plates (two folding), and one folding map. Errata slip following p. iv. Later three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine gilt in six compartments, raised bands, gilt morocco labels. Calf rubbed, worn at joints and extremities. A very good copy. Second edition of Lieut. Col. Henry D. Torrens' account of his travels in the Trans- Himalayan regions of present-day northern India. The work is illustrated with dozens of chromolithographic and wood-engraved ethnographic portraits and landscape views. The large panoramic folding plates show views of "Kashmir Valley from Soleiman's Seat to Nishat Bach" and "Lè [Leh], from the Palace...to the Valley of the Indus." The folding map traces "the Course of the Hindostan and Thibet Road from Kalka in the Plains to Shipkee on the borders of China."

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        NOBILIAIRE TOULOUSAIN. Inventaire général des titres probants de noblesse et de dignités nobiliaires.

      1863 - Toulouse, Bonnal et Gibrac, 1863. Deux volumes grand in-8 (165 X 240) maroquin rouge, dos cinq nerfs, titre doré, date en queue, dentelle intérieure, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches dorées sur marbrure (BELZ-NIEDREE) ; Tome I : LXIV-431 pages - Tome II : 580 pages. Quelques rousseurs éparses. EDITION ORIGINALE. Cet ouvrage donne des notices sur la plupart des familles nobles de la Haute-Garonne. Le manuscrit est conservé à la Bibliothèque nationale. "Lettres patentes d'anoblissement, jugements de Confirmation ou de Maintenue de noblesse, Erections de Terres en Baronnie, Vicomté, Comté, Marquisat, Description héraldique des Blasons, Actes d'Hommages, de Reconnaissances, de Dénombrements, Devises, Cris, etc.". BEL EXEMPLAIRE en maroquin janséniste de BELZ-NIEDREE, RARE dans cette condition. FINE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The New Zealand Gazette for 1863

      Printed by Robert J. Creighton and Alfred Scales, for the New Zealand Government, Auckland 1863 - An important primary source for the New Zealand / Maori wars of this period. A complete run of 67 issues for the year 1863. xiv, [1], 566 pages, including several folding tables. Contemporary binding of half calf and marbled papered boards. Binding poor, with joints broken and nearly half of leather spine missing. Remaining piece of spine is almost detached. Internally very good. Chip to blank margin of pp. 195-196. Page dimensions: 328 x 205mm. Contemporary owner's signature "Alex Willis". The Governor of New Zealand during this period was Sir George Grey. Includes information on the Milita and Volunteer forces, reports of troop activities, names of killed and wounded, the Waikato, New Plymouth, Paparoa, Paparata, Taranaki, Maori rebels, land purchases, notices to mariners, rules and regulations for the Gold fields, and in general all the varied business of the government. Issue Number 29 is a letter, bi-lingual in English and Maori, from Governor George Grey addressed to the Chiefs of Waikato: "Chiefs of Waikato, Europeans quietly living on their own lands in Waikato have been driven away; their property has been plundered; their wives and children have been taken from them. By the instigation of some of you, officers and soldiers were murdered at Taranaki. Others of you have since expressed approval of these murders [. . .] You are now assembling in armed bands; you are constantly threatening to come down the river to ravage the settlement of Auckland, and to murder peacable settlers [. . .]" Issue 33 (29 July 1863) has a report from Colonel Alfred F. W. Wyatt on fighting in bush near Kerikeri: "a rapid and continuous fusilade was opened on the natives ensconced in the gullies and sheltered by trees from the fire of the 2B. 18th regiment. // Being completely taken by surprise, they, after a smart action of about ten minues, fled towards the denser bush; but the darkness which had now began [sic] to set in, rendered all attempts at searching for their dead and wounded perfectly futile."; Folio [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        OLD NEW ZEALAND A TALE OF THE GOOD OLD TIMES

      Robert J.Creighton & Alfred Scales 1863 - Original pebbled dark green cloth covers with gold titles to spine.Spine lightly darkened,covers near perfect.Block is tight and sound,Book plate and name on front paste down,rest is all clean.Ver light foxing.Lovely copy,very rare New Zealand published at same time as London."A second edition was published simultaneously in London"]. Selected contents: Selected contents: First view of New Zealand; A Maori Chief's notions of trading in the Old Times; The Market Price of a Pakeha; Maori Mermaids; Maori Law; How I Purchased my Estate; The Muru; The Tapu; The Law of Muru; The Tapu Tohunga; The Maori Oracle; The Storming of Mokoia; Hongi Ika; Ancient FortsTrading in the Old times; Rule Britannia. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Vorlesungen über Zahlentheorie

      Braunschweig: Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1863. First Edition. Quarter calf. Very good. First Edition. Quarter calf. 8vo (215 × 150 mm), pp. xiii, [1, blank], 414, [2, blank]; a largely bright, attractive text, light finger soiling, and occasional spotting, especially of initial leaves, one or two very small pencil annotations, light ink spotting to pp. 31-32; very good in modern calf-backed marbled boards, new marbled endpapers. A very fine copy of the first edition.Dirichlet, most famous for his deep contributions to number theory, has, furthermore, to be considered the founder of analytic number theory. 'One of the major developments in number theory is the introduction of analytic methods and of analytic results to express and prove facts about integers … The first deep and deliberate use of analysis to tackle what seemed to be a clear problem of algebra was made by Peter Gustav Lejeune-Dirichlet (1805-1859), a student of Gauss and Jacobi, professor at Breslau and Berlin, and then successor to Gauss at Göttingen. Dirichlet's great work, the Vorlesungen über Zahlentheorie, expounded Gauss's Disquisitiones and gave his own contributions.'The problem that caused Dirichlet to employ analysis was to show that every arithmetic sequencea, a + b, a + 2b, a + 3b, … a + nb, …,where a and b are relatively prime, contains an infinite number of primes … The chief problem involving the introduction of analysis concerned the function (x) which represents the number of primes not exceeding x. Thus (8) is 4 since 2, 3, 5, and 7 are prime and (11) is 5. As x increases the additional primes become scarcer and the problem was, What is the proper analytical expression for (x)?' (Kline, pp. 829-830) The working through of this, and related problems, makes the Vorlesungen a kind of watershed between the earlier number theory of Fermat, Jacobi and Gauss, and the number theory that was to follow with the work of Dedekind, Riemann, Hilbert and others.The contents of the Vorlesungen über Zahlentheorie, were gathered by Richard Dedekind (1831-1916) from Dirichlet's lectures on number theory given at Göttingen after 1855 when he took on Gauss's role there. The five chapters of Dirichlet's works cover the divisibility of numbers, congruence, quadratic residues, quadratic forms and the determination of the class number of binary quadratic forms. Dedekind's supplements include additional chapters on related problems. The main findings of the Vorlesungen are the class number formulae for binary quadratic forms and the proof that arithmetic progressions contains an infinite number of primes (Dirichlet's theorem), which proof introduced Dirichlet L-series, both foundational for analytic number theory. A second edition was published in 1871 and in the 1876 third edition Dedekind added a further two supplements in which he began to develop the theory of ideals.

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        U.S. Armored Frigate, New Ironsides

      William H. Rease, USA 1863 - USS New Ironsides was a broadside ironclad United States Civil War ship. It was built in 1861 by Merrick & Sons at the C.H. and W.H. Cramp shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the last and largest of an initial group of three ocean-going ironclads ordered to meet the needs of the Civil War. Launched on May 10, 1862, it was commissioned in August that year. Following a lengthy fitting-out period, New Ironsides joined the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron on January 1863. New Ironsides operated in support of the blockade of Charleston, South Carolina for the rest of the year, and took part in several attacks on the Confederate fortifications protecting the city. New Ironsides boasted a heavy broadside battery of eight heavy guns on each side which, in addition to her armor protection, made her uniquely valuable for bombardment actions. , Image Size : 420x625 (mm), 16.54x24.61 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 498x658 (mm), 19.61x25.91 (Inches), Heavy guasch hand coloring, Lithograph Good, with some skillful restorations

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        Lecon sur le Thallium. Professee le 30 janvier devant la Societe Chimique de Paris, sous la presidence de M. Dumas.

      . Paris, C. Lahure, 1863. 8vo. 42 pp. Original printed wrappers.* The original publication, with a signed dedication by the author on the front wrapper, of the history of the discovery of Thallium. Claude Auguste Lamy (1820-1876) discovered the element while observing pyrite but soon found out that William Crookes had identified the new element too and generously - perhaps erroneously - gave Crookes the honour. However, Crookes' research was less thorough and he believed Thallium to be related to the group of elements that includes sulphur, whereas Lamy who not only detected the element but also isolated larger quantities was the first to show that it was a metal from the lead group and in fact a bit heavier than lead. In the present paper, an annotated lecture, Lamy presents an overview of the events related to the discovery and added new information on its properties. Thallium became widely used as a rat-poison, being very toxic (one cannot resist thinking that Lamy's early death is somehow related to his working with Thallium), but is now mostly used in electronics and optics. Uncut copy. Some marginal fraying, old printed library label pasted on the title page, otherwise a very good clean copy. Very rare..

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        A Discovery Concerning Ghosts; with a Rap at the :Spirit-Rappers"

      Frederick Arnold, London 1863 - Chapbook rebound with original covers into blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Decorated endpages. Cloth darkened at outer extremities of boards and spine; small stain to rear board. Some light wear to head and heel of spine. Usual age darkening to pages, with stain to original front cover and through to page 11. Ex libris plate to the front pastedown. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ABEOKUTA AND THE CAMAROONS MOUNTAINS. An Exploration

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. 2 volumes. First edition. With a paste-down frontispiece and three other plates, folding map. 8vo, in a contemporary style binding of three-quarter tan calf and marbled boards, gilt raised bands, red morocco lettering labels gilt, volume numbers gilt within compartments. xvi, 333; v, 306. A very clean and handsome copy, only lightly mellowed internally. QUITE SCARCE. After exploring in India, making the pilgrimage to Mecca, making the journey to the forbidden city of Harrar, exploring central Africa for the source of the Nile, and after crossing the American continent, Burton was granted, to his chagrin, the post of consul at Fernando Po off the West African coast--"the white man&#39;s grave." Upon the acceptance of this position, moreover, he was stripped of his commission as an officer in the Indian army. <br> He had no intention, however, of mouldering in his new and relatively unwelcome position. Having been in Fernando Po for just over a month, Burton set out for the coast and travelled inland to visit the native chief in Abeokuta, the capital of Nigeria, and to obtain his mark on a treaty, and two months later he led a small expedition to climb the still unscaled Mt. Victoria in the Cameroon mountains. This is the record of those two journeys.

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        Memoirs of Remarkable Misers. In Two Volumes.

      Charles J. Skeet, Publisher, London 1863 - Two volumes. London: Charles J. Skeet, Publisher, 1863. First edition. vi,346; iv,310pp. A near fine set in original blind-decorated brown cloth, lately very neatly professionally rebacked in matching style with black leather labels to spines, gilt lettering & decoration. Discreet nineteenth-century oval blind-stamp of Haverhill [Massachusetts] public library to titles and to one textual leaf. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Diary of a Pedestrian in Cashmere and Thibet

      London: Richard Bentley. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1863. First Edition. Half-Leather. xvi, 385 pages + colour frontis piece + 15 of 16 plates (7 colour) + title vignette + 27 in-text illustrations. One plate is missing, the pasted-down portion of a Tibetan Praying Wheel that is called for to face page 200. Half-calf and marbled boards. Rebacked in 2005 with a new calf spine. Half-title page present. Gilt-titled morocco spine label. Gilt rule on spine. Spine is titled "Cashmere & Tibet // 1863". Condition: . Moderate foxing to frontis. Some foxing to other plates, mainly to margins. 2 1/4" by 3/4" surface chip to marbled paper on front board where sticker or label removed. Leather rubbed and worn at corners of boards. 1" by 3/8" piece of leather missing at tail corner of rear board. Provenance: Blind-stamp on title page of "Edward Allen Poole". [References: Yakushi K104; Hopkirk 204]. "With the fullest sense of the responsibility incurred by the addition of another volume to the countless numbers already existing, and daily appearing in the world, the following Diary has been committed to the press, trusting that, as it was not written with intent to publication, the unpremeditated nature of the offence may be its extenuation, and that as a faithful picture of travel in regions where excurstion trains are still unknown, and Travellers&#39; Guides unpublished, the book may not be found altogether devoid of interest or amusement. " - from the author&#39;s preface. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Pleasures of the Plains; Cashmere; A Halt in the Valley; Little Thibet; Ladak and the Monastery of Hemis; A Retreat to the Valley; Last Days of Travel; The Religions of Cashmere and Thibet; The Temples of Cashmere; The Mystic Sentence of Thibet; A Sketch of the History of Thibet. Illustrations: Ladak; View in Sirinugger; Solomon&#39;s Throne; Hurree Purbut; Martund; Pandreton; Lamieroo; Road to Egnemo; Rajah&#39;s Palace, Ladak; Monastery of Hemis; [Praying Wheel (missing) ]; Seventh Bridge, Sirinugger; Hindoo Temple in the Himalayas; Gunesh; Birth of Krishna; Temple Decoration, Himalayas; Ancient Jain Temple; Chubootra, or Resting-Place in the Himalayas; The Head of Affairs; An Unpropitious Moment; Kismut; Crossing the Sutlej; A Halting-Place in Cashmere; Latticed Window, Sirinugger; Sacred Tank, Islamabad; Painting versus Poetry; Love-Lighted Eyes; Vernagh; Cashmerian Temple Sculpture; Patrun; Roadside Monument, Thibet; Road to Moulwee; Rock Sculpture; Thibetian Monument; Natives and Lama; Thibetian Religious Literature; Inscribed Stones; Inscribed Stones; Monument at Hemis; Painted Stone; Buddha; Snow Bridge; Kangree; Ancient Hindoo Temple; Fukeer of Solomon&#39;s Throne.; 8vo .

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        Bird's Eye View of Camp Convalescent, Near Alexandria, Va. (Virginia/Civil War)

      Chas. Magnus, New York/Washington D.C. 1863 - Lithograph with original hand-color. Image size: 12 x 17 3/4". Frame size: 16 1/2 x 22 1/2". Inventory#: p1967pfat.

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        The United States Gunboat "Eutaw". Built by John J. Abrahams & Son Baltimore, Md. Engine by Haxlehurst & Weigan Vulcan Works, Baltimore, Md. Hull Length.240 feet. Breadth.35 feet. Depth 12ft. 974 Tons. Engine. Diameter of Cylinder 59 inches. Inclined L.P. Stroke 8 feet 9 inches."

      Endicott & Co, New York 1863 - The Eutaw was one of twenty-seven doubler-ender, paddle wheel gunboats of the "Sassacus class" (named for the vessel of that name which rammed the Confederate Albermarle ). A lithograph of a sister ship, the Chenango , was also published by Endicott & Co. She was built of wood in 1862 and fitted with eight guns. The duty of these rams was to open up and protect the Union ports and guard the river traffic in the Gulf and along the Mississippi. She was broken up in 1867, soon after hostilities ended. Charles Parsons (1821-1910) British born, spent most of his long life in America creating superb marine prints and paintings. Much of his print work was published by the two major New York lithography firms: Currier & Ives and Endicott & Co. His ship portraits are among the finest of the era and demonstrate a love and a profound understanding of boats and life at sea. Catalogue of the Marine Collection at India House , number 282. Lithograph printed in colours with additional hand-colouring. Signature in lithograph: "C. Parsons, '63"

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        1862 WAR Bible: KJV New Testament

      - New Testament, pocket. Original front & back leather boards. Cloth spine attached. Book plate sticker "From the Cargo of the Anglo-RebelBlockade Runner Minna captured by the Circassian on December 6th 1863. By the Government Dispatch Ship Circassian Capt. W. B. Eaton." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RAILROAD SURVEYOR'S MANUSCRIPT LOG, WITH MAPS AND NOTES SHOWING THE ENVIRONS OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE AND BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS].

      [Around Nashville & Boston. 1862-1863]. - 82pp. Oblong octavo. Contemporary sheep over limp boards. Extremities lightly worn. Several leaves loose. Minor internal soiling. Very good. A manuscript log of surveys made around Nashville, Tennessee and the battlefield at Shiloh, containing topographical sketches which include descriptions of land forms and elevations, structures, military encampments, and transportation routes. The maps include surveying measurements and annotations in the margins, with labels for local towns and landmarks such as mansions or parade grounds. The author includes estimates of costs for the work to be done, such as grading, land acquisition, superstructure, station buildings, and equipment costs. He has additionally sketched a cross-section of a pontoon, noting the way in which it is used to bridge a river. In addition to notes on Nashville, there are surveys made for the Dighton & Somerset railroad in Massachusetts, and other projects around the area. The author has transcribed a letter to William Cobb of Dighton, Massachusetts in which he indicates the potential proximity of the railroad to Cobb's house. An interesting and informative document, of considerable interest for Civil War railroad construction.

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        MAP ILLUSTRATING THE OPERATIONS OF THE U.S. FORCES AGAINST VICKSBURG.

      [Washington]: Charles G. Krebs, lithographer, [1863]. - Map, 24 x 19 inches. Matted. Minor soiling and wear. Near fine. Map compiled by the U.S. Coast Survey Office, executed by Charles G. Krebs in Washington, showing the military operations surrounding the siege of Vicksburg. The map extends from just west of Vicksburg to just east of Jackson, with Natchez and the northern border of Louisiana marking the north and south boundaries of the map. All the major roads and railroads are delineated, as are the many rivers and streams. A red printed line shows the path of General Grant's army; troop emplacements and Union victories are likewise printed in red, with each victory marked by a small American flag. With the beginning of the Civil War the United States Army found itself scrambling to obtain adequate field maps for military operations in the South. The most established cartographic branch of the Government, the Coast Survey, was pressed into service to provide these maps, some with a coastal component but mainly for landlocked locations. The cartographers of the Coast Survey reviewed all of the existing cartography available, but also drew on military and scouting reports and covert agents to assemble to most detailed possible maps detailing places, roads, railroads, natural features. A fine copy of a map detailing this important Union victory. LC CIVIL WAR MAPS 290.

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        Tales of a Wayside Inn

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1863 - First U.S. edition, with all first edition, first printing points per BAL (see below). "Tales of a Wayside Inn" contains the first appearance in book form of the famous "Paul Revere's Ride", although in this book of poems it is headed "The Landlord's Tale". Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was one of the most revered and popular poets of his day, earning almost instant recognition with his early poems both in America and abroad, and remaining beloved throughout his life. Upon his death, he became the first non-British writer for whom a commemorative sculpted bust was placed in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey in London; he remains the only American poet represented with a bust (per Wikipedia). ***DESCRIPTION: Green cloth boards with blind-embossed ruled border on the front and back boards, gilt lettering on the spine with the title in a rustic face, top edge gilt, brown endpapers, both an illustrated and printed title page, publisher's catalogue at rear dated November, 1863 with this book on page 11 being unpriced with the note "nearly ready", signifying the earliest printing per the BAL. Pagination: [i-viii], 1-225, blank leaf, 21-page publisher's catalogue. ***CONDITION: Overall in fine condition, we are grading as near fine due to a tiny spot of rubbing to the bottom front corner and a minimum of wear to the head of the spine; else fine with a strong, square text block, solid hinges, the text pages having just a hint of toning. The illustrated title page does have foxing and there is a prior owner gift inscription, in pencil, on the flyleaf with the date Christmas 1863. ***CITATION: BAL 12136, all first edition points present including the publisher's ad cited above, as well as the two variant readings on pages 125 and 174, this having the first printing reading on both pages. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply, please contact seller for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Scottish Nation; or the Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of Scotland: 3 Volume Set

      Edinburgh: A Fullarton & Co 1863 - Set of 3 fine large HB volumes in original brown cloth boards with new quality laid in matching brown leather spines, which have 5 raised bands and original tooled red/green/gilt labels. VG all round with green marbled page edges and new buff endpapers with no inscriptions. All inside pages are clean and tight and all ills, plates, etc. are present. A very attractive set. (20 x 28cm) **Heavy set - please contact bookseller direct for revised P&P costs, which will be considerably more if going overseas**

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        Sammlung von 26 eigenh. Gedichten an die berühmte Schauspielerin des Wiener Biedermeier, zumeist von Schriftstellern und Schauspielerkollegen (darunter Karl Heinrich Butenop und Philipp Jacob Düringer).

      Wien, Berlin u. a. O., 1830-1863. - Zusammen 54½ SS. Verschiedene Formate. Die der neben Sophie Schröder und Charlotte Wolter dritten großen Burgschauspielerin des 19. Jahrhunderts (vgl. Czeike IV, 663f.) gewidmeten Gedichte bilden die Materialsammlung für eine, in dieser Form unpubliziert gebliebene Festschrift (vgl. das unten zitierte Vorwort des Herausgebers) und stammen von: I: Butenop, Karl Heinrich (Schauspieler und Sänger, 1752-1842). "Zum beglückten Namensfeste der hochachtbaren Frau Julia Rettich". Eigenh. Manuskript mit Namenszug im Titel. Wien, 17. IV. 1836. 2 ½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. - II: Düringer, Philipp Jacob (Schauspieler und Regisseur, 1809-1870). "An meine kranke Freundin J. Gley". Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. Wien, 9. VIII. 1832. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. - III: Ders.: "Grün". Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. Wien, 14. VIII. 1832. 5 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. - IV: Faust, Karl (Musikdirektor, 1825-1892). "Zwei Gedichte an Jenny". Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. O. O., 1857. 3 ½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. - V: Habel-Malinski, Eduard (Dichter, 1803-1884). "Der Sturm. Ode der Sappho". Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. Wien, 21. X. 1831. 3 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. - VI: Märcker, Friedrich Adolf (Professor für Philosophie Rhetorik und Pädagogik, geb. 1804). "Der K. K. Hofschauspielerin Frau Julie Rettich". Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. Berlin, Juli 1863. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. - VII: Matthaey, Heinrich (Dichter, geb. 1808). "Julie Gley. Zueignung und Prolog". Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. Dresden, 13. IV. 1828. 4 SS. auf Doppelblatt. 4to. - VIII: Kollmann, Ignaz (Schriftsteller und Maler, 1775-1837). "Impromptu an Julie Gleich als Margareth in der Hagestolzin". Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. O. O. u. D. 1 S. Qu.-8vo. - IX: Weissenthurn, Marianne von. Eigenh. Manuskript mit U. Linz, 30. VI. 1862. 1 ½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo. - Daneben enthält die Sammlung 17 namentlich nicht unterzeichnete Schriftstücke (zumeist Gedichte) von 16 Verfassern, zu denen einem alten hs. Vermerk zufolge auch Heinrich Anschütz (Schauspieler, 1785-1865), Franz Frh. von Dingelstedt (Schriftsteller und Theaterdirektor, 1814-1881) und Karl von La Roche (Schauspieler, 1794-1884) gezählt werden dürfen. Die vorliegenden - durchwegs autographen - Manuskripte dürften - trotz ihrer unterschiedlichen Entstehungszeiten - für eine um 1865 publizierte Festschrift zu Ehren der Schauspielerin zusammengetragen worden sein. Der anonyme Herausgeber bemerkt hierzu in seinem hier ebenfalls im Originalmanuskript beiliegenden "Prologus": "Es liegt aber in der Natur der Sache | daß ich zu unserem Werk die Vorred' mache [.] Unser Stück heißt Rettich; doch beim Ausmessen | des Titels hab' ich eine Kleinigkeit vergessen; | Und weil man im Nachwort stets verzeichnet | Was war, während und nach dem Druck sich ereignet, | Gehörig alle Fabricationsqualen schildert | Und so die Huld des Publicums bis zur Nachsicht mildert; | So sei hier offen mein Fehler eingestanden: Mir kam beim Titel das C abhanden [.]". Zumindest in der gewünschten Form ist die hier bevorwortete Festschrift nie erschienen, über Bibliothekskataloge nachweisbar ist lediglich ein Einblattdruck mit dem Titel "Sonette an Madame (Julie) Rettich, geborne Gley", den das Theatermuseum auf "Wien, um 1860" (237.480-B.The) datiert. - Nach ihrem Debüt in Dresden kam die gebürtige Hamburgerin 1828 ans Wiener Burgtheater, wo sie von 1830-33 und ab 1835 als Nachfolgerin von Sophie Schröder engagiert war. Im Salon der auch bei Hofe einflußreichen Schauspielerin verkehrten Eduard von Bauernfeld, Franz Grillparzer, Friedrich Hebbel, Heinrich Laube, Adalbert Stifter u. v. a., Friedrich Halm konnte durch ihre Förderung literarisch reüssieren. - Detaillierte Verlistung auf Anfrage. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Histoire littéraire de la France. Quatorzième siècle. Discours sur l'Etat des Lettres en France au quatorzième siècle par Victor Le Clerc - Discours sur l'Etat des Beaux-Arts au même siècle par Ernest Renan [ Exemplaire de Jules Michelet - Livre décicacé par Victor Le Clerc ]

      Chez Firmin Didot Frères 1863 - 1 vol. grand in-4 carré reliure d'éppque demi-chagrin maroquiné noir, dos à 5 nerfs, Chez Firmin Didot Frères, Paris, 1863, 1 f. blanc, LV-781 pp. et 1 f. blanc Rare exemplaire de l'introuvable édition de 1863, enrichi d'un envoi de Victor Le Clerc à Michelet. Exemplaire à toutes marges, d'une provenance hautement prestigieuse (rel. lég. frottée, coins frottés). Langue: Français [Attributes: Signed Copy; 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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        Book of the Prophet Stephen, Son of Douglas, Wherein Marvellous Things are Foretold of the Reign of Abraham

      Feeks and Bancker, NY 1863 - First edition. Original wrappers. Published NY: Feeks and Bancker, 1863. 12mo., 4 7/8" x 7 1/4", printed glazed orange wrappers, 48pp. Only two copies of the 1863 first edition in world Cat. "A satirical history of the administration of Lincoln told in biblical language." Some chips/creasing to the covers, loss along the spine, stain to lower corner first few sheets. Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Théâtre des marionnettes du jardin des Tuileries Texte et composition des dessins par Duranty

      Imprimerie de Dubuisson et C., Paris 1863 - In 4°piccolo (28 x 19,5); pagine (8)-387 pp.(2) Illustrazioni a colori per un totale di: - 25 gouaches di forma esagonale a colori di dimensioni cm. 7,5 x 11,5 queste gouachese sono applicate come testatine entro cornice esagonale a doppio filo - Tavole a piena pagina sempre a colori. Elegante dedica al foglio con titolo posto prima del frontespizio datata gennaio 1864. Duranty è lo pseudonimo (scelto da sua madre), del figlio illegittimo Edmund Anthoine (1833-1880). Il 29 luglio 1860, si legge nella cronaca di Le Figaro, quotidiano di Parigi: "Uno scrittore realista, il signor Duranty, ha vinto l'approvazione di creare un teatro di marionette in Giardini delle Tuileries. Le decorazioni sono Il signor Gustave Courbet". PrimA edizione RARA e RICERCATA di quest'opera che comprova la penetrazione in Francia del Teatro delle Marionette all'italiana Stato della legatura: ben legato con qualche sfregatura ai piatti ma più che discreto; gli interni sono ottimi

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

      Charleston, S.C. 1863.. xxv,[1],601pp. Original marbled boards, rebacked in paper, paper label. Light scattered foxing and toning, dampstaining to upper outer corner of first forty leaves, not affecting text, faint pencil annotations on verso of rear blank endpaper. Overall very good. Porcher was one of the most prominent medical figures in the antebellum South, and the founder of a hospital for slaves in Charleston in 1855. His early work on medical botany and his reputation as a physician led to his appointment as surgeon- general of the Confederate States. Porcher&#39;s book was roundly hailed in its day by Confederate boosters, and the work was commissioned by the surgeon-general of the C.S.A. It remains a thorough and impressive work on the agricultural, botanic, and economic resources of the South. "It is intended as a repertory of scientific and popular knowledge as regards the medicinal, economical, and useful properties of trees, plants, and shrubs found within the limits of the Confederate States" - Sabin. With an extensive index. According to Harwell, "This is the most important and ambitious work printed in the Confederacy." CONFEDERATE HUNDRED 69. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 6132. CRANDALL 3041. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 8168. HOWES P482, "aa." SABIN 64157. IN TALL COTTON 150.

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        The Florist and Pomologist: A Pictorial Monthly Magazine, of Flowers, Fruits and General Horticulture. The first four Volumes, for 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865

      London, published at the &#147;Journal of Horticulture&#148; office, , 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866.. Original editions.. Hardcover. VG+. 1st Vol: (vi), 194pp + 30 species on 23 plates (one double-page); 2nd Vol: (iv), 178pp + 33 species on 25 plates; 3rd Vol: viii, 288pp + 13 species on 12 plates; 4th Vol: (viii), 279pp + 13 species on 11 plates. All 71 of the hand-coloured plates called for (mostly by W.H.Fitch) are present, many with intense colour. Some spotting to plates in the last volume. The verso of the frontis of each volume bears a faded contemporary gift inscription. A matching set in the original grained blue cloth, the upper boards and spines splendidly decorated in gilt, the lower boards in blind. Rebacked, with the original yellow endpapers retained, and the dulled spines relaid. Very good set in original cloth. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

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        General Orders No. 359: War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, November 6, 1883

      War Department, Washington D. C. 1863 - 4pp. Signed in pen by General Townsend. Includes the following regulations: Musters out of service, Re-enlistments and re-musters & Payments. Also written on the front "Rec Nov 21, 1863 Pub Nov 22." One of a kind item. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Krankhaften Geschwülste ["One of the most important source books on cancer" -- Murray Gell-Mann&#39;s copy]

      Berlin: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1863, 1864-65. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first two volumes of Rudolf Virchow&#39;s notable work on cancer, bound in 3/4 brown leather with coordinated marble boards (spines sunned, the bottom right corner Volume I&#39;s front board has been broken away, Volume II shows some damage to the rear board&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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&#39;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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        Die krankhaften Geschwülste. Dreissig Vorlesungen, gehalten während des Wintersemesters 1862-1863 an der Universität zu Berlin. Band I, II und III,1 in drei Bänden (alles Erschienene, endet mit Vorlesung 25).

      Hirschwald, Berlin 1863 - 1863-(1867). Gr.-8vo. Halblederbände des 20. Jahrhunderts im Stil der Zeit mit marmoriertem Papierbezug und grüner Rückenprägung, XII, 543 (1), 33 (1); X, 756 S.; 1 Bl., 496 S. Aus der Reihe: "Vorlesungen über Pathologie", Band 2 bis 4, Onkologie. Bd. I: mit Titelkupfer und 107 Holzschnitten. Bd. II: mit 98 Holzschnitten. Bd. III,1: mit Titelkupfer und 38 Holzschnitten. Erste Ausgabe. Garrison/M. 2617. Heirs of Hippocrates 1014. Hirsch/H. V, 770. Waller 10001. Band III,1 ohne den Reihentitel "Vorlesungen über Pathologie" und ohne Jahresangabe auf dem Titelblatt. - Sehr gute Exemplare in nahezu einwandfreien neueren Einbänden (minimale Bereibungen). Innen sauber, nur vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig. Ganz wenige Risse an Seitenrändern in Band III,1, mit säurefreiem Neschen-Film überklebt. 3000 Gramm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES IN STEAM ENGINEERING, BY CHIEF ENGINEER B.F. ISHERWOOD, U.S. NAVY, CHIEF OF THE BUREAU OF STEAM ENGINEERING, NAVY DEPARTMENT... VOLUMES I AND II

      Philadelphia: William Hamilton, Hall of the Franklin Institute, 1863 & 1865, 1863 The lengthy extended title continues, "Made, principally, to aid in ascertaining the comparative economic efficiency of steam used with different measures of expansion, and the absolute cost of the power obtained therefrom in weights of fuel and steam: the causes and quantities of the condensations in the cylinder: the economic effect of steam jacketing, and steam superheating, and of various proportions of cylinder capacity for the same weight of steam used per stroke of piston: the economic and absolute evaporative effiediencies of boilers of different types and proportions: the comparative calorific values of different coals as steeam generators: the performances of United States war screw steamers, &c., &c., &c. The whole being original matter composed of extensive experiments made by the U.S. Navy Department." 4to. Two volumes. Performed during the Civil War, the numerous ships in the study were Merrimack, Wabash, Minnesota, Roanoke, Colorado, Brooklyn, Jacob Bell, Mount Vernon, Valley City, Crusader, Wyandotte, Underwriter, Young America, Monitor, Passaic, Georgeanna, Adelaide, Mackinaw, Eutaw, Governor Buckingham, Daylight, Shockokon, San Jacinto, Mahaska, Maratanza, Satellite, Zouave, Commodore Barney, Ella, Penguin, Bibb, Miami, Philadelphia, Crusader, Dragon, General Putnam, Whitehead, Kansas, Morse, James Adger, and Fulton. Full page and foldout boiler diagrams are included with the data for many of the ships. 857 pages, plus 47 plates and 25 folding tables. Bound in original cloth with border and design stamped in blind and lettering on spine stamped in gilt. Frayed spine ends professionally repaired with new cloth. Spines sunned. Very light foxing to preliminary pages, all others fine. One inch loss to cloth on rear cover of volume I. A handsome, sound, very good two volume set.. First Edition. Hardcovers.

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        Rotterdam geschetst in zijne voornaamste gebouwen, kerken en gestichten.

      Rotterdam, P.C. Hoog, 1863. - (1e druk). 4to. (XII)+XVIII+145 pp. Met 24 gekleurde lithoplaten van G.J. Bos, gedrukt door P.W.M. Trap. Gebonden. Oorspr. groen linnen met goudopdruk. (Hier en daar wat roestvlekjes, maar overwegend in fraaie staat). * Landwehr, Dutch books with col. plates, 235. - Achterin een verslag van de brand in Museum Boymans van de Rotterdamsche Courant van 18 feb. 1864.

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        The ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. Volumes 42 & 43. 1863 January to June and July to December. Includes The American Civil War,

      Illustrated London News. George C. Leighton., London 1863 - 708 + 668pp Note 3 issues were not bound in, and a further 4 have faults - so about 45 issues completely correct, see details below. One of the more sought after years of this publication because of it's coverage of The American Civil War, The block is completely detached from the cover but the block is still well bound together from the first title page to the end. Apart from some minor age staining, mainly to edges of pages, the interior is generally in nice clean condition with just occasional expected useage marks. About 3 or 4 of the Fashion engravings have been nicely coloured in (see example in pics attached). The occasional page has an odd small tear but nothing severe. Wear to extremeties of cover. No colour plates present (if any expected). Gilt titling to spine. Huge number of superb engravings. Ideal for a rebind - probably as 2 separate volumes - the current cover has childish scribbling in crayon on the inside boards.Faults: In vol 42 issue of Jan 31 not present, pages 283-286 not present (but text from 282 continues without anything missing on page 287), pages 309-324 of March 21st issue missing (possibly a Royal Wedding Supplement) although the single-sided double page spread is present but out of sequence, In Vol 43 issue of Aug 15th some pages out of sequence, first 2 sheets of Aug 22nd have a 4 x 1 inch piece torn off edge losing a few words, First 2 issues of Oct missing. Nothing appears to have been removed from this book, this is how it was originally bound. Large & heavy tome - Weighs about 7 kg, additional P&P will be applicable - substsantial for overseas, PLEASE contact me for a quote before purchasing. See my other listings for more volumes of this work. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        On the Influence of Mechanical and Physiological Rest in the Treatment of Accidents and Surgical Diseases, and the Diagnostic Value of Pain

      Bell and Daldy, London 1863 - First edition [1863]. Externally worn but sound copy of this highly influential medical text. Includes engraved bookplate signed by Henry Kirke Cushing (1827-1910), prominent Cleveland physician who served as Surgeon Major in the 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Original green textured cloth with gilt spine lettering, 499 pages plus publisher's 24 page June 1862 catalogue at rear. Spine ends chipped, some splits to fabric around the joints, hinges internally cracked but secure, text block generally sound but not firm with some sections loosened but not detached, pages clean and unmarked. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        General Orders No. 20; Head Quarters, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Fort Monroe, Va., October 17th, 1863

      1863 - 1pp. Signed in pen by Aide-de-Camp John F. Anderson. Signed in type by Acting Assist Adjutant General Henry T. Schroeder by command of Major General Foster. Order states: 'The Nelson Hospital at Yorktown will be discontinued as a Post Hospital, but may be used for the accomodation of a limited amount of sick of any particular regiment. All sick cases in Regimental Hospitals that do not improve, at Williamsburg, Yorktown or Gloucester Point, will be sent to the General Hospitals, near Fort Monroe, Va. Such cases are now in the Nelson Hospital that are unlikely to improve for some time to come, will also be sent to the General Hospitals. Those who are too ill to be removed, will remain. The medicines and other property belonging to this Hospital will be turned over to such regiments as may need them. The balance will be shipped to the Medical Purveyor at Fort Monroe. Asst. Surgeon Porteous, in charge, after properly turning over his property, will rejoin his regiment.' John F. Anderson was a Brevet Brigadier General at the end of his military career. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Less than six years after he successfully sued the Illinois Central as a lawyer, President Lincoln faces another problem, vital for the transportation of troops, telling his Secretary of War, <I>?If I had the leisure which I have not, I believe I could settle it...?</I>

      Important Autograph Letter Signed ?A. Lincoln? as President, two pages, 7.75? x 9.75?, front and verso. On ?Executive Mansion, Washington? stationery, May 23, 1863. To Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. Included is the front panel of the original envelope with Autograph Notes Signed ?A. Lincoln? and ?Edwin M Stanton.? Fine condition.In full, ?In order to construct the Illinois Central Railroad, a large grant of land was made by the United States to the State of Illinois, which land was again given to the Railroad Company by the State, in certain provisions of the Charter. By the U.S. grant, certain previleges [sic] were attempted to be secured from the contemplated Railroad to the U.S., and by the Charter certain per centage of the income of the road was to be from time to time paid to the State of Illinois. At the beginning of the present war the Railroad did certain carrying for the U.S. for which it claims pay; and, as I understand, the U.S. claims that at least p

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        Portrait of General Philip Kearny

      New York, 1863. A DYNAMIC PORTRAIT OF GENERAL PHILIP KEARNY Watercolor on paper Framed size: 26 3/8" x 22 1/8" Sheet size: 15 7/8" x 11 7/8" Signed l.l.: Jno. R. Chapin fecit. Inscribed: Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1863 by Jno. R. Chapin, in the Clerk&#39;s office of the District Court of the U.S. for the Southern District of New York . Book.

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