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        Iconic Photograph of Lincoln taken just 11 days before his Gettysburg Address, from the collection of Frederick Hill Meserve with his identification on verso

      Carte-de-visite Photograph, iconic portrait of Lincoln, 2? x 3.25? photographic paper, affixed to 2.25? x 4? card. Identified on verso by Meserve: ?Photo by Alexander Gardner / Washington, Nov. 8. 1863.? Numbered 59 in lower right corner in unidentified hand. Printed on verso: ?Collection of Americana / Frederick Hill Meserve / New York.? Fine condition. This image is identified by Charles Hamilton and Lloyd Ostendorf in ?Lincoln in Photographs: An Album of Every Known Pose? (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963) as ?M-59? (Meserve-59, the number on this photograph?s verso). Captioned ?Photograph by Alexander Gardner, Washington, D.C., November 8, 1863.?

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        The Scottish Nation; or the Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and Biographical History of the People of Scotland. [Complete in three volumes]

      Edinburgh:: A. Fullarton & Co.,, 1863.. First edition.. Hardcover. VG+. viii, 4, 752pp; [ii], 4, 752pp; [ii], 4, 736pp: each volume with engraved portraits, woodcuts in the text, and engraved tables of titular genealogies, printed in black and red and showing family crests. Contents very clean, though with some tanning at the portraits, and with foxing to the prelims and final pages. Each volume with the 1863 ownership name of Charles Neil to the first blank leaf and the armorial bookplate of John Whiting to the pastedown. Neil's blindstamp to head of title pages: also, in Vol.I, his name. Quarto, all edges marbled, in attractive early 20thC bindings of half morocco with marbled boards, ruled and titled in gilt, bright, clean and firm. A very nice set. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

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        On the Coagulation of the Blood" in The Proceedings of the Royal Society, Volume 12, 1863, pp. 580-611

      FIRST EDITION of the Croonian Lecture in which Joseph Lister demonstrated the cause of blood coagulation. "Lister exploded the theory that blood coagulation is due to ammonia and showed that, in the blood vessels, it depends upon their injury. He further showed that by carrying out the strictest precautions he could keep blood free from putrefaction indefinitely, thus supporting his theory that bacteria were the cause of wound suppuration." (Garrison-Morton 871). "In 1863, Lister embarked upon experiments that were designed to examine the idea that clotting was due to the liberation of ammonia. Almost incidentally, he made the important discovery that blood remained partially fluid for several hours in a vulcanized India-rubber tube but clotted promptly in an ordinary cup" (Wintrobe, Blood, Pure and Eloquent, 619). Lister concluded that the real cause of coagulation of the blood is "the influence exerted upon it by ordinary matter, the contact of which for a very brief period effects a change in the blood, inducing a mutual reaction between its solid and fluid constituents, in which the corpuscles impart to the liquor sanguinis a disposition to coagulate" (Lister). CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Harrison & Sons. Entire volume. 8vo. 8.5 by 5.5 inches (213 x 138mm). 731pp. Lister paper: Pages 580-611. Ex-libris. As a whole, the volume is inclusive of Proceedings papers from 6 March 1862 to 18 June 1863. Illustrations: Lister: six in-text illustrations. Exterior: Handsomely bound in half calf over marbled paper boards. Five raised bands at the spine. Chipped red morocco, gilt-lettered spine label; another label appears to be missing; very slight ghosting remains where a library label apparently was. Scuffing and rubbing at the edges, a bit more so at the head and foot of the spine. Professionally rendered Japanese paper repair at the spine. Tightly and very solidly bound. Interior: Complete. Ex-libris stamps to title and contents page; Springfield Library plate on rear pastedown. Marbled endpapers and pages. Bright and clean throughout. The Lister paper is pristine.

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        Salammbô , 1863, Edition Originale premier tirage

      Michel Lévy 1863 D?après Baudelaire cette Edition Originale fut tirée à 2000 exemplaires qui furent enlevés en deux jours. Cet exemplaire du premier tirage présente bien les fautes corrigées dans les tirages suivants ( Dumesnil, Vicaire III 724. Talvart VI, 4, 2a. 935 G, carteret 1 page 266) : "effraya" au lieu de "effrayèrent" page 5, « scissites » au lieu de « syssites » pages 80, 97, 251, 368, et 370 ). Edition Originale dans son premier tirage de 1863 par Michel Lévy, reliure demi cuir avec un dos en chagrin orné d?une pièce de titre et deux fleurons gravés à l?or fin, intérieur en très bon état à l?exception de la page de titre qui comporte de légères auréoles, format in 8, 474 pages.

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        The Weather Book

      Longman, London 1863 - First edition in dark blue cloth with gilt title on spine and blind stamped decoration on boards. Fully restored copy which has been re-sewn, re-backed preserving the original spine, corners consolidated and tears repaired with Japanese tissue. Original brown end papers which are a little marked. Previous owner name and town on front paste down and title-page. The text block is generally very clean and bright but there is some occasional light foxing and a few areas of light staining to page extremities. Pages a little cockled. 16 plates as called for, including two colour fold-outs on blue paper showing storm and wind patterns with their original tissue guards and two double page lithos of cloud patterns. The three large fold-out charts have repaired joins where they usually tear from opening. All plates are in very good condition. Attractive copy of this hard to find first edition. Pp. x, [2], 464, [4], [39pp adverts], [3pp index] + 16 plates. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Auswölbung der Kirche St. Salvatoris in Zellerfeld. (1863-1864).

      1863.. Jeweils Hlwd.-Mappe d. Zt. (39,5x31,5 cm und 43x32 cm). Ein Rückenbezug leicht lädiert, Schließbänder fehlten. Etwas fleckig. Passepartout gering stockfleckig.. Quer-fol. Aquarellierte Federzeichnung auf Papier (30x38 cm) u. Aquarell auf Zeichenkarton (ca. 26x35,5 cm, unter Passepartout). Jeweils in zugehöriger Mappe. Frühe Arbeiten des schleswig-holsteinischen Architekten, Stadtplaners und Architekturtheoretikers Johannes Otzen (1839-1911), beide Blätter signiert u. bezeichnet. Die 1683 als Saalkirche erbaute St.-Salvatoris-Kirche in Clausthal-Zellerfeld wurde 1863/64 nach Plänen von Conrad Wilhelm Hase in eine dreischiffige Hallenkirche umgebaut, die Bauleitung hatte Hases Schüler Otzen. Der aufwendige Umbau wurde von König Georg V. finanziell unterstützt.

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        Further Papers on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation

      London: Eyre and Spottiswoode for HMSO, 1863, 1864. Tall quarto volume containing two above-titled publications relating to convict transportation; bound with other material related to Scottish prisons, Poor Relief and other legal matters; all in fine condition, green cloth with red leather spine label. A fascinating selection of documents relating to the last years of convict life in Australia. This collection of bound parliamentary papers contains two publications titled 'Further Papers on the Subject of Convict Discipline and Transportation' dated July 1863 and February 1864 respectively. Both print a selection of correspondence between Australian Governors and the Secretary of State regarding the convict system. At this stage transportation had ceased to all colonies excepting Western Australia where it continued on a limited scale until 1867. Accordingly, these two publications form a detailed record of the final years of the convict system in Western Australia. Aside from discussion of finance and logistics, several of Governor Hampton's dispatches concern the selection of men best suited to the conditions of his colony. Much of the success of transportation to Western Australia lay with the selection of men suitable for assigned labour and the relatively lenient ticket-of-leave system here practised (in contrast to the indiscriminate transportation of large numbers of felons to Van Diemen's Land in the 1840s that caused widespread social upheaval and disruption). Of additional interest is a dispatch titled 'Breaking up of the convict establishment at Bermuda, and transfer of Prisoners to Western Australia' that includes correspondence between the Governor of Bermuda and the Secretary of State on the subject. Dispatches from Tasmania include a report of three pages on the convict establishment at Port Arthur followed by a breakdown of the number and description of convicts for the year 1862. Overall, correspondence from the Governors of other Australian colonies report widespread public hostility to any possibility of a return to the convict system. Fuelled by rumours that transportation was once again before British parliament for consideration, these 'Memorials against Transportation' played an important part in forming a confident and distinct Australian national identity.

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        10 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Wien, 1863-1868.. Zus. 13 S., 8°.. Der mit Napoleon III. befreundete Gramont war 1870 als Außenminister des Kabinetts von Emile Ollivier eine der handelnden Personen im Vorfeld des Deutsch-Französischen Krieges. - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Beiliegend 19 Briefe der Schottin Emma Mary Mackinnon (1811-1891), mit der Gramont seit 1848 verheiratet war sowie 3 weitere Beilagen (ein Brief von Gramonts Kind, einer der "Comtesse d'Appony sowie eine Notiz Mislins). -

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        Unpublished Union Soldier's Civil War Journal: 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 13 Sep 1863 - 18 May 1864

      Tennessee and Georgia, 1863. Half Leather. Very Good. Half Leather. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 63-page manuscript half-leather diary centered in a 6"x7" ledger book later used by Clum in the 1880s. Post war accounting entries, notes, and recipes surround the journal entries. Sound binding overall, however several leaves of the journal are separated. Cover has some rubbing and edge wear. Journal entries are legible; pages are in good shape. Terrific content. First Sergeant Clum's journal includes exceptional accounts of combat during the battles of Mossy Creek, Tennessee and Rocky Face Ridge. Although most entries describe in detail the boredom, sickness, drudgery, rumors and anxiety of life in the field for Civil War infantry company, the journal also contains long and vivid accounts of the excitement and terror of charging into fusillades of musket fire and artillery explosions. Examples of the entries include: 29 Dec: " Heavy firing of Artillery and Musketry all morning. We expected to have hot work. . . . Moved to the extreme right on the double quick, a distance of 1 ½ miles. . . . Immediately took up positions. . . . By this time the Rebs had got their Battery in position and commenced shelling us, and they put them in thick and fast falling around and among us. . . . They now opened on us with grape and canister shot but most of it went over our heads. After being under fire for 3 ½ hours we were ordered to fall back. . . . As we fell back our enemy withdrew and left us in possession of the field. Those of our wounded and dead [who reached enemy lines] was stripped of all their clothing even to their socks." 4-16 May: "We was ordered forward . . . and took our position our line about 200 yards from 2 lines of ? held by the rebs - had come down a very steep precipice to get to our position- the order soon came to fix bayonets. Forward double quick charge - we had a field to cross some 20 rods (110 yards) wide to reach them - but we never got nearer than ½ way across - they poured in such a tremendous fire from stone entrenchments - artillery & musketry that no troops could live though - the order was given to fall back - which we done - The casualties in Company C as follows - Killed George Baker, Joseph ? & James Clawson - Wounded Capt Wm D Stone, Lieut A O ?, Lieut George Black, [and sixteen more.] Col Young ordered us to take the men and get our dead and wounded off the field - we are right at it - a sorrowful task." Clum entered the war in April of 1861 and served until July 1865, eventually reaching the rank of First Lieutenant before he was discharged. During that time he fought in the battles of Mossy Creek, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Dallas, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Waynesboro, Franklin, Nashville, Fort Anderson, Town Creek, and Mosely Hall.

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        Gen. Doubleday forwards Gen. Hunter?s request to Gen. Patrick that his letter be forwarded across the Rappahannock River ?by the next flag of truce??

      Autograph Letter Signed \"A. Doubleday,\" 1p, 5? x 7.75?. Head Quarters 2nd Brigade 1st Division I Corps [Falmouth, Virginia], January 15, 1863. To Gen. [Marsena R.] Patrick, Provost Marshall Genl, Head Qs, Army Potomac. Minor smudge on one word. Inlaid to 5.5? x 8.25?. Fine condition.In full, ?The enclosed letter Maj. Genl Hunter would like to have forwarded across the river by the next flag of truce, if there be no official obstacles in the way.\"Abner Doubleday served as Commander of the 2nd Brigade 1st Division I Corps from September 12-14, 1862, December 22-28, 1862, and January 4-18, 1863 when he was put in command of the 3rd Division, I Corps.The recipient of this letter, Gen. Marsena R. Patrick, commanded the 2nd Brigade 3rd Division I Corps (March-April 1862) and the 3rd Brigade 1st Division I Corps (September-October 1862). He was Provost Marshal General of the Army of the Potomac (1863-1865) and of the armies operating against Richmond (1864-1865).

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        Reminiscences of Thirty Years' Residence in N.S.W . and Victoria. With a supplementary chapter on transportation and the ticket-of-leave system

      London: Samson, Low, Son and Co., 1863. Octavo, original blind blocked plum cloth, gilt spine lettering; shaken, front inner hinge split and tender, some flecking of the back board, a few leaves chipped at top-edge where opened, good. First edition of the memoirs of Sir Roger Therry (1800 - 1874) magistrate of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Therry's Reminiscences are an important source of detailed and obscure information on early Australian history and the book includes a chapter on gold. Therry examines rival claims for the first discovery of gold 'claimants to the discovery are almost as numerous as the cities that claimed the birthplace of Homer' and describes the rapid social and economic effects that followed. Interestingly, the tale of an unnamed convict who presented a nugget to the authorities is narrated: the convict refused to reveal its location and was charged with stealing a watch and melting it down! He received 150 lashes for his efforts. Other sections of interest include the judicial treatment of settlers charged with the murder of Aborigines and the plight of female convicts in the early years of the colony. A thousand copies of the first edition were printed February of 1863, with 300 copies sent to Sydney for sale. Favourable reviews in Britain led to a second edition in April 1863, however the work attracted strong criticism in Sydney due to Therry's firm support for the Catholic church and unsold copies were returned to the publisher.

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        Mittelmeerlandschaft., Aquarell über Bleistift.

      1863 - Schwer leserlich signiert "F Dreg[s]"und datiert. Von einem etwas erhöht liegenden Betrachterstandpunkt aus fällt der Blick auf den Küstenabschnitt am Rand einer südlichen Stadt. Im Hintergrund zeigt sich ein gebirgiger Küstenabschnitt. In zarten, vorwiegend erdigen Farben aquarellierte, impressionistisch aufgefasste weite Landschaft. - Durchgehend mit kleinen Stockflechen. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 2100

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        Colloquial Japanese,

      Presbyterian Mission Press,, Shanghai, 1863 - or Conversational Sentences and Dialogues in English and Japanese, together with an English-Japanese Index to Serve as a Vocabulary, and an Introduction on the Grammatical Structure of the Language. First ed. 8vo. (vi), lxii, 243, 11pp. Contemporary half calf, rubbed & very slightly chipped spine. Scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Field Promotion of Joseph A. Slipper, Signed

      Very Good. 1863. Signed vellum field promotion of Joseph A. Slipper to to Assistant Adjutant General with the rank of Captain. (Slipper survived the war and was a journalist and bookprinter in New York City.) Framed and matted with plaque and 19th century portrait of Lincoln; also signed by by Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War ; Autograph; 36.5 in x 30 in; Signed by Author .

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        Carta Esférica de una parte del Mar de Java que comprende el Estrecho de Sonda segun los trabajos holandeses.

      1863 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Touches of original colour. 980 x 640mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Old sea chart of the eastern approaches of the Sunda Strait, through the western Java Sea, with the south east coasts of Sumatra and the north west coast of Java. Lighthouses are marked in colour.

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      London: William MacKenzie & Co., no date circa 1863.SECOND ENLARGED EDITION circa 1863. FIRST VOLUME and PART OF VOLUME 3 ONLY. Folio, approximately 445 x 320 mm, 17½ x 12½ inches. SINAI AND PALESTINE 37 albumen photographs (including title page), UPPER EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA 19 albumen photographs (including title page), all mounted on thick paper with paper guards, each with explanatory text, rebound in half wine coloured morocco, matching cloth covers, gilt lettered black label to spine, gilt rules to spine and covers, mounted on the first pastedown is a portion of the original cloth bInding with the author's name and title in gilt, all edges gilt. All the thick paper that the photographs are mounted on and the text pages have pale brown stains to varying degrees, (see attached images), the photographs are all in good condition. A few small repairs to blank margins, not affecting images or text, a few edges have tiny nicks, browning to extreme edges, pages slightly wavy, a good sturdy copy. See: Helmut Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839 - 1875, page 38, No. 195. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Autographed Note Signed with a fine Carte-de-Visite Bust Portrait

      1863. unbound. The note, likely clipped from a larger document, measures 2.5 x 3.25 inches, no place, June 22, 1863, in full: "Hd. Qrs. Forces Jackson, June 22, 1863, Respectfully forwarded, John C. Breckinridge, Maj. Gen'l Comdg." The carte-de-visite bust portrait measures 3.75 x 2.5 inches, no place, with two one-cent canceled stamps on the back dated August 17, 1863. Light foxing; still very good condition. Lawyer and politician who served the Union first and then the Confederacy.

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        Report on the Construction of a Military Road

      Complete with Four Tinted Plates and Four Folding MapsMULLAN, Capt. John. Report on the Construction of a Military Road From Walla-Walla to Fort Benton. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1863.First edition. Octavo (8 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches; 225 x 147 mm). [4], [1]-363, [1, blank], [1, errata], [5, blank] pp. With ten tinted plates and four folding maps.Bound by the US Government Bindery in green textured cloth. Boards ruled in blind. Spine lettered in gilt and blind. A bit of browning and offsetting throughout. A few small dampstains to fore-edge and to the creases of the first and second map. A tiny hole in the cloth of the back outer hinge. Three previous owner's small bookplates on front pastedown. Overall a very good copy."[John Mullan was an] army explorer, road builder, and lawyer... he volunteered for assignment to the northern railway survey headed by Governor Isaac I. Stevens of Washington Territory. This began a ten-year period of exploration and road building in the Pacific Northwest that is the basis for Mullan's reputation. The army transferred Mullan to the topographical engineers, and Stevens assigned him to a party bringing supplies up the Missouri River to Fort Benton...In 1857 Stevens became the delegate to Congress from Washington Territory. Realizing that a railroad was unlikely at any time in the near future, he pushed for construction of a military road from the head of navigation at Fort Benton to the Walla Walla Valley. Congress made an appropriation of $100,000, and Stevens successfully lobbied for Mullan's appointment to head the project...On arriving in the territory Mullan found himself in the middle of a war occasioned by the defeat of Colonel Edward Steptoe's command. Mullan was attached to the punitive expedition of Colonel George Wright as an aide and topographical engineer and participated in that capacity at the battles of Four Lakes and Spokane Plain near present Spokane in 1858. With the Indians subdued, but in some cases still hostile, Mullan began his road building the next year, proceeding north from Walla Walla to Lake Coeur d'Alene, then turning east toward Fort Benton, retracing the route he had explored during the railroad survey. Additional appropriations allowed Mullan to complete the more than 600-mile route by 1863, although wagons had begun to move over the road well before completion. The road represented a major engineering effort for which Mullan deservedly received high praise (and a promotion to captain in 1862); Mullan produced two major reports and an immigrant guide during this period, 'Topographical Memoir of Colonel Wright's Campaign' (1859), 'Report on the Construction of a Military Road from Fort Walla Walla to Fort Benton' (1863), and 'Miners' and Travelers' Guide . . . via the Missouri and Columbia Rivers' (1865)." (American National Biography Online).Graff 2932. Howes M884. Sabin 51275.HBS 64861.$1,850

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        Report from the Select Committee of the House of Lords , on the Present State of Discipline in Gaols and Houses of Correction... [bound with six other parliamentary papers]

      London: by Order of Parliament, July, 1863. Quarto, with six short contemporary notices related to convict management bound before the primary report of xxx, 512 pp.; a fine copy in modern green cloth. An influential report prepared by members of the House of Lords highly critical of the lenient treatment of prisoners sent to Western Australia. On 27 November 1852 the last convict ship sailed for Van Diemen's Land, and so ended transportation to the east coast of Australia proper. Even the 700 prisoners held in the hellish penal colony at Norfolk Island had all finally been removed from the inhumane conditions under which they suffered by May 1856. The only colony willing to take convicts at this stage was Western Australia. An economic depression, combined with acute shortage of labour, made the prospect of transportation an appealing one and legislation of 1849 made Western Australia a place to which convicts could be sent. Small numbers of men, well selected for assignment labour in colonial conditions, produced good results for the colony. It appeared that the mistakes and abuses experienced on the east coast were largely avoided. In total only 9,635 male prisoners were sent to Western Australia over a period of 18 years. This report, prepared by a select committee of the House of Lords, attacks the supposedly lenient treatment of prisoners both in Britain and Western Australia. Alan Shaw writes 'It had come to accept the view that a more severe, deterrent punishment was needed, and that transportation was no good for this'. The convict assignment system in Australia failed to inspire horror in potential criminals, subsequently the Lords committee wanted it disbanded and replaced with 'a massive machine for the promotion of misery' (Shaw p.359-360). This report marks an important point in nineteenth-century criminal law, where notions of reform and rehabilitation tested in previous decades were quickly replaced with an inflexible science of punishment. Reformation and the infliction of suffering had always co-existed but this report heralded a new era (neatly surmised by Sir James F. Stephen) wherein 'criminal law is mainly a system of licensed revenge'. Interestingly, this report is bound with six related notices printed for parliament. Five concern prisoners and tickets-of-leave in Great Britain and Ireland while the sixth is a printed petition dated 12 February 1863 by a deputation of Australian colonists. It summarises the benefits of transportation to Western Australia, claiming convict labour indispensible to the development of the colony, that escape is 'almost insurmountable' while boasting considerable success in the reformation of felons. Although transportation continued for a few more years ultimately the conservatives won the day and the colonial petitioners were unsuccessful. The last transport sailed for Western Australia in October 1867.

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        Bericht uber ein fast vollständiges Skelet von Palapteryx Ingens [Giant Moa]

      Wien: Willhelm Braumuller, 1863. Folio, 12 pp. letterpress and two plates (being two original mounted albumen photographs); an excellent copy in the original bright yellow printed wrappers, preserved in a folding box. Very rare: an original monograph on Palapteryx Ingens (the extinct North Island Giant Moa), brought back to Austria by Professor Christian Gottlieb Ferdinand von Hochstetter during the Novara expedition, the only major Austrian exploring expedition. Hochstetter was the senior geologist of the Novara, and was asked by the provincial government of New Zealand to stay on in order to undertake geological surveys of the Auckland and Nelson regions (see a good entry on him in Howgego, vol. 3, H25). After his return to Europe, Hochstetter spent much of the 1860s working on the scientific specimens collected during the voyage and his own peregrinations. The charming introduction here notes that the skeleton was originally found by prospectors who gone out with their flasks of brandy on a Sunday, and who were so astonished at the immense bones that they stumbled across, that they tried their strength by breaking one in half; Jäger soberly notes that this particular bone is now missing, and that the rest of the excavation was more rationally arranged. Originally held in the Museum at Nelson, the curators made a gift of the bones to the geological collection of Vienna, and this was the first specimen of the bird to be taken to Europe. This bird is now known by the scientific designation Dinornis novaezealandiae.

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        History of the counties of Ayr and Wigton / by James Paterson [ 3 volumes bound in 5 complete ]

      Edinburgh : J. Stillie, 1863-1866, 1863. 1st Edition. Fair to good copies bound in title-labelled red cloth. Spine bands worn and frayed, with rubbing to panel edges. Bumped corners. Scattered, marginal foxing, mainly around prelims. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. Physical description: 3 v. in 5. : illus., folding facsim., front. ; 20 cm. Vols. 1 & 3 are divided into 2 parts, each with a separate t.p., but continuous pagination. Deals with Ayrshire only; no more published. Contents: v. 1, pts. 1-2. Kyle -- v. 2. Carrick -- v. 3, pts. 1-2. Cuninghame. Subjects: Ayrshire (Scotland) -- Genealogy. Ayrshire (Scotland) -- History. Notes: Includes folding facsimile of the charter granted by King Robert II to William Huntar, A.D, 1374.

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        Bericht Burgermeister und Rhat, der Statt Lindaw. I. Von wegen ettlicher daselbsten, enturlaubten Predicanten. II. Sampt dem Gespräch, vom Artickel der Erbsünde, uber dem new erweckten Streit, in dem Monat Augusto, Anno 1575. auff dem Rhathauß ... gehalten. III. Mit angehengten, unnd darüber ergangnen, reiner Christlichen Kirchen, Augspurgischer Confession, Urtheiln unnd Erkanntnussen. IIII. Auch gantzem Proceß, wie mit den jrrigen Predicanten ... gehandelt. In wölchem die Lehre von der Erbsünde... eigentlich erkläret, unnd die Kirch Gottes vor der newen falschen Lehrern trewlich gewarnet würdt. Tübingen, G. Gruppenbach 1576. 4°. 14 nn. Bll., 333 S., mit kl. Titel- u. Schlussvign. in Holzschnitt, grün eingefärbter, flex. Prgt. d. Zt.

      . . VD 16 L 1863 - Schottenloher 25503 - nicht im BM u. bei Adams.- Einzige Ausgabe dieser seltenen reformatorischen Schrift mit Vorrede des Bürgermeisters der Stadt Lindau.- Leicht gebräunt u. tls. stockfleckig sowie tls. leicht wasserrandig, Ebd. mit kl. Randläsuren.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        Souvenirblatt, "Erinnerung an das 1te. fränkische Sängerfest Bamberg 1863".

      . Stahlstich b. Ritter in Nürnberg,, dat. 1863, 22,5 x 33. Seltenes Blatt! Einblattdruck. Mittig die Festtribüne, davor zahlreiche, begeisterte Menschen. Das Mittelbild umgeben von breitem Ornamentwerk, das oben geschmückt ist mit zahlr. Fahnen der Sängergruppen, im rechten bzw. linken Rand je eine Ansicht der Altenburg bzw. von Kloster Michelsberg, unten mittig eine Gesamtansicht von Bamberg.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Nikolaus Struck]
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        Tracks of McKinlay and Party Across Australia ... Edited from Mr. Davis's manuscript journal... by William Westgarth

      London: Sampson Low, Son, & Co., 1863. Octavo, with a tinted lithograph frontispiece and 13 tinted lithograph plates, large folding map loose in the endpocket; new endpapers but a very good copy in the original green cloth. First edition of this substantial London publication based on the papers of John Davis, a member of McKinlay's 1861 expedition in search of the ill-fated Burke and Wills. En route McKinlay investigated the land to the north of Lake Eyre, and then set out for the Gulf of Carpentaria. This London edition is generally seen as the "formal" account of the expedition, and was edited by William Westgarth, who also gives an introductory section on recent Australian inland exploration. The delicate tinted lithograph plates show in vivid detail the trials the party encountered in very remote territory.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Map of the Southern States, Including Rail Roads, County Towns, State Capitals, County Roads, the Southern Coast from Delaware to Texas, Showing the Harbors, Inlets, Forts and Position of Blockading Ships. Prepared for Harper's History of the Rebellion

      Harper's Weekly,. 1863.. Very good overall. Hand colored Civil War map depicting the ships along the US coastline which effectuated the strategy (the Anaconda Plan) of General Winfield Scott of blockading Southern ports and taking control of the Mississippi River in order to divide and weaken the seceding Southern states. Extending from the east coast as far west as Kansas and Texas. With elaborately decorated wide borders and corner portraits of President Lincoln, Secretary of State Seward, and Generals Scott and McClellan, and an inset titled 'Florida, Southern Part'. With three wood engraved views on the verso: "Pictorial Map of Portions of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina…" (double page); "Balloon View of Fortress Monroe and Hampton Roads"; and "Balloon View of the Seat of War." With a short slit at the fold at the bottom edge, slt toning along the horizontal seam o/w very good. 30 1/4 x 22".

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      London: William MacKenzie & Co., no date circa 1863.. SECOND ENLARGED EDITION circa 1863. FIRST VOLUME and PART OF VOLUME 3 ONLY. Folio, approximately 445 x 320 mm, 17½ x 12½ inches. SINAI AND PALESTINE 37 albumen photographs (including title page), UPPER EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA 19 albumen photographs (including title page), all mounted on thick paper with paper guards, each with explanatory text, rebound in half wine coloured morocco, matching cloth covers, gilt lettered black label to spine, gilt rules to spine and covers, mounted on the first pastedown is a portion of the original cloth bInding with the author's name and title in gilt, all edges gilt. All the thick paper that the photographs are mounted on and the text pages have pale brown stains to varying degrees, (see attached images), the photographs are all in good condition. A few small repairs to blank margins, not affecting images or text, a few edges have tiny nicks, browning to extreme edges, pages slightly wavy, a good sturdy copy. See: Helmut Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 38, No. 195. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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        Stonewall Jackson orders ?two of Anderson's Brigades moved up to the U.S. ford ? to prevent the enemy from crossing the Rappahannock? ? just weeks later he was shot trying to prevent the enemy from escaping through U.S. Ford on the Rappahannock

      Autograph Letter Signed ?T.J. Jackson / Lt Genl?, 1p, 4.5? x 7.75?. [Headquarters, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia], March 14, 1863. To Brigadier General Robert H. Chilton, Assistant Adjutant & Inspector General. Headquarters 2nd Corps Army of Northern Virginia. Plastic tape on verso at upper right edge. Light horizontal folds. Fine condition.In full, ?Please have two of Anderson's Brigades moved up to the U.S. ford as soon as the roads will permit. And have such disposition made of them as will be best calculated to prevent the enemy from crossing the Rappahannock. I hope to move my Hd. Qrs near you on next Monday.? Penned across top, probably by Chilton: ?Answd Ordered See letter book 15 Mar?On the day he wrote this letter to Chilton, Jackson also wrote to his wife. In part, ?March 14th. The time has about come for campaigning, and I hope early next week to leave my room, and go into a tent near Hamilton's Crossing, which is on the

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        Op. 25]. Quartett für Pianoforte Violine Viola und Violoncello. [Score and parts]

      N. Simrock [PN 6264] [1863], Berlin - First Edition, first issue. Rare. Deutsch p. 137. Hofmann p. 53. McCorkle p. 86.Dannreuther was largely responsible for introducing Brahms's music to England.An interesting association copy. Folio. Score disbound, parts unbound. [1] (title), 2-61; [1] (blank), 2- 16; [1] (blank), 2-15; [1] (blank), 2-16 pp. Engraved. From the collection of the English pianist, conductor and writer Edward Dannreuther, with his oval handstamp to title and each part. Occasional performance markings and corrections in blue crayon and pencil, most likely in Dannreuther's hand. Slightly worn; minor to moderate foxing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Curiosities of Savage Life

      London: S.O. Beeton, 1863. Octavo, with a chromolithograph frontispiece and one other plate, woodcuts throughout, 8-pp. advertisements bound in at rear; good in the original highly-gilt pictorial cloth, some flecking. First edition of this extraordinary compendium, illustrated by Harden S. Melville, artist on the Fly expedition in the Great Barrier Reef and Northern Australia in 1841. The work includes Melville's own description of the local tribesman Neinmal, who was taken on board the Fly at Port Essington, as well as his depiction of "Surf Swimming off the coast of Hawaii". References to Australia and the Pacific are found throughout, including descriptions of 'the ceremony of "Kebarrah" among the Bushmen of Australia', 'Australian Kuri dance' and other corroborees, 'a Port Essington swell', or 'the affecting narrative of Jacky-Jacky' (the story of the only survivor of the Kennedy expedition). Most of the book derives from serious works by authors such as George Angas and Thomas Mitchell, although Greenwood cannot resist making his own asides. Indeed, it quickly becomes apparent that the author sees little reason to differentiate between any of the people he is describing, preferring the remarkably silly conceit of following one archetypal 'Savage' from cradle to death. This is an example of the scarce "First Series" referred to by Ferguson only in passing in his note to a "Second Series" (10073c) and apparently known to him only from the Dixson Library copy.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        Plano del Puerto del S.Thomas. Levantado en 1851, por el Teniente de Navio de la Marina Real Inglesa G.B. Lawrance.

      1863 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Tinted lithograph, with touches of original colour. 650 x 960mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition. A Spanish edition of Lawrance's detailed chart of the approaches to Charlotte Amalie, the port of St Thomas in the Virgin Islands. The lighthouses are marked with colour. Lawrance spent a decade in the West Indies mapping for the Admiralty. Among his output was a general chart of the Virgin Islands, the Island of Tortola and the route from St Domingo to Dominica. At the time of publication the U.S. government was considering buying the Danish Virgin Islands for $7.5 million, but failed to get popular support. In 1917, justifying the purchase as defence against German attacks in the West Indies, the U.S. bought the Islands for $25 million in gold.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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        Carta Esferica de las Islas al Este de Java y parte de los Mares de Aruafura y Banda segun los trabajos holandeses mas modernos.

      1863 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Old Sea Chart of part of the Indonesian island chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, including Sumbawa, Flores and Sumba, with East Timor. The lighthouses are marked in colour.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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        Die öffentliche Beleuchtung von Berlin. Eine geschichtliche, technische und wirthschaftliche Darstellung des öffentlichen Beleuchtungswesens in Berlin, sowie des Beleuchtungseffectes auf den Berliner Strassen. Auf Grund officiellen Materials hrsg. Mit 1 doppelblattgr. lithogr. Plan u. 256 (3 auf 2 gefalt. Tafeln) Abb. Berlin, S. Fischer, 1896. Gr.-8vo. (26,5 x 17,5 cm). XIV S., 1 Bl., 468 S., XIV S. Anzeigen, 1 Bl. Halblederband d. Zt. mit etwas Rückenvergoldung.

      . . Einzige Ausgabe. - Umfangreiche, sowohl die historischen Aspekte wie die damals gegenwärtige Situation umfassende Darstellung des Berliner Gas- und elektrischen Beleuchtungswesens. Behandelt werden neben der Produktion u. Verwendung von Leuchtgas u. elektrischem Strom auch die administrativen u. wirtschaftlichen Bedingungen ihrer Verteilung u. ihres Konsums. Kapitel 11 über Ölgas, Petroleum u. Ähnliches. Interessant auch das letzte Kapitel "Der Beleuchtungseffect auf den öffentlichen Strassen und Plätzen" mit theoretischen Ãœberlegungen zur optimalen Ausnutzung der Leuchtkraft. - Die Abbildungen zeigen u.a. Laternen u. Kandelaber, Maschinendetails, Generatoren, Schaltkreise etc. - Lux (1863-nach 1935) war als Ingenieur u. Fachautor in Berlin tätig, zwischen 1894 u. 1922 war er Hrsg. der "Zeitschrift für Beleuchtungswesen". Berlin-Bibl. C 27, S. 69. - Beck: S. Fischer S. 43. - Vgl. Heiduk: Oberschlesisches Literaturlexikon II, S. 118. - Degener (1909) S. 870 u. (1935) S. 1013. - Kanten u. Gelenke berieben. Leicht gebräunt. Spiegel mit Radierspur.

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        Carta Esferica de las Islas al Este de Java y parte de los Mares de Aruafura y Banda segun los trabajos holandeses mas modernos.

      1863 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. 640 x 980mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Old Sea Chart of part of the Indonesian island chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, including Sumbawa, Flores and Sumba, with the western tip of Timor.

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        The Ionian Islands in the year 1863.

      Wm. H. Allen & Co. London 1863 - First edition. 8vo., xii, 480pp., lithographed frontispiece, 4 engraved maps, contemporary calf gilt, covers slightly marked, spine faded, red morocco letteing piece, an excellent copy. Ansted was a geologist and an engineer who visited the islands at this time specifically because he believed they would soon be ceded to Greece. Blackmer 35. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Water-Babies A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

      Macmillan and Co., London, 1863. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. First Edition. Second Printing. Hard Cover First edition, second state (without the L'envoi leaf). Publisher's full dark green cloth with embossed gilt illustration on the front cover, gilt ruled lines on the borders of the front cover, gilt lettering on spine, t.e.g., fore-edge and bottom edge deckle, dark brown endpapers. Illustrated with 2 b plates by J. Noel Paton. Head and heel of spine have been repaired, blank preliminary page has been removed, one small droplet mark on bottom edge of rear cover, former owner's 3" x 1" name label on front endpaper, else unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD+. . B drawings. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 350 pp

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        Yedo and Peking . A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals of Japan and China. With Notices of the Natural Productions, Agriculture, Horticulture, and Trade of those Countries, and other things met with by the way

      London, 1863. Octavo, folding map, folding frontispiece and illustrations; a very good copy bound in contemporary half blue calf. Planthunting in China. Robert Fortune (1813-1880) was sent to China in 1842 to collect botanical specimens for the Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Chiswick. He spent four years abroad and experienced many adventures such as pirate attack, shipwreck, and entering the city of Loo-chow, then closed to Europeans, in Chinese disguise. He was responsible for the introduction to England of the cumquat, the double yellow rose, many varieties of tree peonies, azaleas and chrysanthemums. He visited China again in 1847 to collect tea plants on behalf of the East India Company, successfully introducing tea into the northwest provinces in India. Fortune was a prolific writer, not only on his botanical work but also about his fascinating travels to exotic eastern locations. This, Fortune's last work, was completed after his retirement and describes his commission to travel to China and Japan on behalf of the United States government to collect tea shrubs and other plants.

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        Descobrimento da Australia pelos Portuguezes em 1601

      Lisbon: Typographia da Academia, 1863. Quarto, 24 pp., map, scattered foxing; original printed pink front wrapper bound in, a little worn and marked, protected in modern brown boards. Preaching to the choir. Rare: Lisbon-printed translation of Major's work stating his belief in a 1601 voyage to Terra Australis (see previous item). Major's work on the subject was admired by the Portuguese, who knighted him in 1861.

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        Disquisitiones arithmeticae.Leipzig: Gerh. Fleischer, 1801. First edition, first issue.

      A very fine copy of Gauss' masterpiece - uncut, contemporarily bound and with numerous mathematical notes inserted. "Gauss ranks, together with Archimedes and Newton, as one of the greatest geniuses in the history of mathematics" (Printing and the Mind of Man). <br/><br/> ❧PMM 257; Evans 11; Horblit 38; Dibner 114.<br/><br/> "In the late eighteenth century [number theory] consisted of a large collection of isolated results. In his <i>Disquisitiones</i> Gauss summarized previous work in a systematic way, solved some of the most difficult outstanding questions, and formulated concepts and questions that set the pattern of research for a century and still have significant today. He introduced congruence of integers with respect to a modulus (a = b (mod c) if c divides a-b), the first significant algebraic example of the now ubiquitous concept of equivalence relation. He proved the law of quadratic reciprocity, developed the theory of composition of quadratic forms, and completely analyzed the cyclotomic equation. The <i>Disquisitiones</i> almost instantly won Gauss recognition by mathematicians as their prince" (DSB). <br/><br/> "Published when Gauss was just twenty-four, <i>Disquisitiones arithmeticae</i> revolutionized number theory. In this book Gauss standardized the notation; he systemized the existing theory and extended it; and he classified the problems to be studied and the known methods of attack and introduced new methods ... The <i>Disquisitiones</i> not only began the modern theory of numbers but determined the direction of work in the subject up to the present time. The typesetters of this work were unable to understand Gauss' new and difficult mathematics, creating numerous elaborate mistakes which Gauss was unable to correct in proof. After the book was printed Gauss insisted that, in addition to an unusually lengthy four-page errata, the worst mistakes be corrected by cancel leaves to be inserted in copies before sale [as in the offered copy]. ... Gauss's highly technical work was printed in a small edition, and the difficulty of understanding it was hardly alleviated by the sloppy typesetting. The few mathematicians who were able to read the <i>Disquisitiones</i> immediately hailed Gauss as their prince, but the full understanding required for further development until the publication in 1863 of Dirichlet's less austere exposition in his <i>Vorelsungen über Zahlentheorie</i>." (Norman). <br/><br/> <i>Provenance</i>: We have been unable to determine the mathematician who interleaved this copy with numerous pages of mathematical notes. The notes appear to be contemporary with the publication, they are in Latin and are very detailed calculations relating to the text. As is well known, at the time of its publication very few people actually studied the <i>Disquisitiones</i> and even fewer able to understand it. From the notes, it is obvious that they were done by a very able mathematician.. 8vo (220 x 135 mm), completely uncut, bound in contemporary half calf, pp [i-vi] vii-xviii [1] 2-668 [3:tables as the Horblit copy] [4:errata] with B7, G4, K3, 2F7, and 2T6 cancels (as usual), with only very light browning, which is normally quite significant in this book, water stain to lower margin (outside of the text) to about 50 pages at the end of the text. A fine and entirely unrestored copy

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        The Mariposa Company, 34 Wall Street, New York.

      New York: Wm. C. Bryant, 1863. - 4to., (9 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches). Fine folding lithographed map with hand coloring in full, laid down on linen (some spotting). Original brown publisher's cloth, the front cover titled in gilt and both covers ruled in blind, all edges gilt (rebacked, extremities worn with loss). First edition. In October 1848 Frémont had set out on his ill-fated fourth expedition, "partially financed by St. Louis businessmen eager to locate a central, all-weather railroad route through the Rockies. During the unusually severe winter, the expedition lost its way in the rugged mountains of southern Colorado, and ten men, a third of the expedition, perished in the snow. While Frémont and several reliable men in his party blamed the guide, William S. 'Old Bill' Williams, other members blamed Frémont himself. Despite the tragedy, Frémont pushed on to California, where gold had been discovered at Las Mariposas, a seventy-square-mile tract near Yosemite Valley that he had purchased sight unseen in 1847 for $3,000. Las Mariposas made Frémont rich, but he was not a shrewd businessman. Until he sold it in 1864, its legal entanglements and escalating costs diminished both his profits and his energy" (Pamela Herr for ANB). This volume is a detailed prospectus of Charles Frémont's ill-fated Mariposa Estate Company, which spectacularly failed in 1868, only 6 years after its launch. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS73. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        Autograph Letter (unsigned)

      According to Earl B. McElfresh, author of "Maps and Mapmakers of the Civil War," Paine was "One of the finest topographical engineers in the Union Army of the Potomac... A hardworking, unassuming staff officer... When Meade made his perilous night ride from Taneytown, Maryland, to the Gettysburg battlefield on July 1, 1863, it was Paine who led the way." Superb content AL (unsigned), 4pp, 5" X 8", Head Quarters Army of the Potomac, 1864 March 10. Addressed to "Friend Powell" (George May Powell, 1835-1905, Treasury Department statistician, entrepreneur, inventor, evangelist, philanthropist, social reformer, cartographer, etc.). Near fine. Delightful letter acknowledging receipt of photographs, commenting: "They arrived during my absence on a cavalry raid. ...I came very near going with Col. Dahlgren. I had made every arrangement to go, but received an order to guide the 6th Corps to Madison Court House so that I was absent when he started. Gen Custer coming through Madison Court House on his raid I joined him and as it now proves was on the most successful branch of the movements. Col. Dahlgren was one of my most intimate friends here. He made out the plan relating to the time and distances in my tent. When he mentioned Sunday as the day for starting I mentioned my views upon that point. He said he agreed with me in relation to the duty of keeping the Sabbath but said that time must not be lost and Sunday was mentioned as the earliest time they could leave He said in the same connection that he never undertook any such enterprise without asking God&#39;s blessing." Ulric Dahlgren (1842-64), son of Admiral John Dahlgren, was the youngest colonel in the U.S. Army and was killed in a March 2nd raid to liberate Union troops from Libby Prison and Belle Isle near Richmond -- bringing about the controversial "Dahlgren Affair," for on his body were discovered documents ordering him to assassinate Jefferson Davis and his cabinet. Discussing the presidential campaign, Paine notes: "I do hope there will be no split in the Presidential campaign. I do not believe the Republicans can bring a stronger candidate than Prest Lincoln. I think Fremont would not stand the ghost of a chance for an election though I think he would make a good president." Paine also expresses strong views about "the dancing question" -- "Abstractly, dancing is not improper, and if one is sure that no encouragement is given to those forms, times and places of dancing that are objectionable, by indulging in that which is unobjectionable in itself I can see no possibility of harm, and nothing improper in it. There are many paths from virtue to vice besides going right over a precipice. One of them is the dancing hall which inclines down words at quite an angle and many have in the bewilderment of the dance found themselves at the lower end before they were aware of it. The dividing line between morality and immorality, between virtue and vice is like the equatorial or other lines on the earths surface, not seen marked across our path but it requires careful observation to know just when we cross. It is best to keep as clear as possible of this boundary line." And there ends, unsigned, this fascinating letter, rare and unusual.

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        A la Martinique. Martinique, Martinique.

      Paris - Size: 435 x 300 mm Framed size: 615 X 470 mm Very good condition. Lithograph. Printed colour. Georges Goursat (1863-1934), known as Sem, attained a high level of success with his wonderful portrayals of Paris at the turn of the century. This outstanding caricaturist was a member of the Salon des Humoristes and an officer of the Legion of Honor. His works offer us glimpses into Parisian high society at the turn of the century. Sem's unique talent made his work very identifiable, particularly because of the essential sobriety of his composition, in which his characters usually emerge from a white or plain background rather than being more obvious caricatures. Sem captured the spirit of the subject and in turn produced images that were true to life.

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