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        A Book of Nonsense.

      Routledge, Warne and Routledge. London. 1863 - Sm.oblong 4to. 8th edition. 112pp Illustrated through out with black and white illustrations printed on one side only. Red cloth spine, original paper covered boards, worn and rubbed, with central creases, as usual. End papers spotted. The original gummed spine is becoming fragile and the pages are becoming loose. Lighty thumbed, else a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
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        Map of the ceded part of Dakota Territory: showing also portions of Minnesota, Iowa & Nebraska . Second edition, July 1863 .

      B.M. Smith and A. J. Hill, St. Paul, Minnesota 1863 - One of the earliest maps of Dakota Territory and a Sioux Uprising rarity. The map clearly shows all of the roads, railroads, forts, towns, rivers and Indian lands in the region, as well as the exploration routes of Nicollet and others in the new Dakota Territory. The prospectus mounted on the inside cover reveals the intention of the compiler: "This map is issued in the hope that it may be found a valuable travelling companion for immigrants, U.S. deputy surveyors, military officers, and others. It is compiled from the U.S. Land and other official surveys, and where those have not yet extended, from information derivable from the reports and maps of Mons. Nicollet, Lieut Warren, and other explorers." "This [second] edition gives several new counties along the eastern boundary of the Territory, both in the inset and on the main map, and there are various new counties in the southern part of the Territory. The inset in this issue shows the creation of Idaho Territory to the west of Dakota" (Streeter). Perhaps more importantly, however, this edition of the map is important for the additions relating to the Sioux War. These include the locations of the Battles of Birch Coulee and Wood Lake (each marked with small red x's), as well as the location of Camp Release (dated on the map October 1862) and the spot near Kampeska Lake where Colonel William R. Marshall of the 7th Minnesota captured a force of Sioux warriors. We find no copy of this map on the market since the Thomas W. Streeter copy. Streeter sale 2034; Graff 3835; Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 257. Pocket map, lithographed by Louis Buechner, St. Paul. Inset map titled "Outline Map of Dakota Territory." Folds into publisher's green cloth covers, covers decoratively blocked in blind, titled in gilt on the upper cover, publisher's printed prospectus on the front pastedown. In fine condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
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        DAILY GAZETTE EXTRA! BY TELEGRAPH OVER THE ERIE RAILWAY TELEGRAPH LINE.SUMTER OURS! IT IS TAKEN BY STORM AFTER THREE DAYS OF FURIOUS BOMBARDMENT!. [caption title].

      [N.p., but possibly Williamsport, Pa. Nov. 8, 1863]. - Broadside, 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches. Minor wear and soiling. One small tear in left margin. Very good plus. A vivid Civil War broadside showing the immediacy of the news from the front, and how garbled or false information was disseminated, as well. The headlines further trumpet: "It is occupied by the 144th Pa. Vols. - The 'Old Flag' that Anderson was compelled to lower, floating on the ruins! - Glorious news from Gens. Meade and Butler! - Contemplated movement on Richmond." Despite resumption of a terrific bombardment of Fort Sumter on Oct. 26th, the fort did not fall to Federal forces. Thousands of rounds were dropped on the fort, but it stayed in Confederate hands another sixteen months until evacuated on Feb. 13, 1865. It certainly was not occupied by the 144th Pennsylvania Volunteers, and Major Anderson's "Old Flag" did not fly over the fort until two hours before the death of Abraham Lincoln on April 15, 1865. The whole second column of text concerns events in the Western Theater (Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama), and the progress of the Army of the Potomac in Virginia. ".General Meade was on the march for the city of Richmond, under circumstances which rendered it almost certain that he would capture it. The report of the evacuation of Richmond.is of course all bosh. The details of the great movement now being executed, I am not allowed to telegraph you.the objective point of the combined command is the city of Richmond."

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        General Orders No. 42; Head Quarters 18th Army Corps, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Fort Monroe, Va., November 26th, 1863

      1863 - 1pp. Signed in pen by Major Cozzens Aide-de-Camp. Signed in type by Assistant Adjutant General R. S. Davis by command of Major General Butler. Order is complete. one of akind item. The order states: 'I.The Commissary of Subsistence will supply subsistence to the teachers employed in this Deparment instructing the negroes, keeping a separate return of the amount supplied. II.They will be supplied with fuel, by the quartermaster's Department.' [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Collectorsemall]
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        EL INGENIOSO HIDALGO DON QUIJOTE DE LA MANCHA

      - El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha . Edición corregida con especial estudio de la primera, por D. J. E. Hartzenbusch.- Argamasilla de Alba, Imprenta de Don Manuel Rivadeneyra, 1863; 4 tomos en 8º menor pergamino a la romana en estuche cartoné, 1º, LXXVI-349 pp., retrato de Cervantes y facsímil con partida de nacimiento plegado. 2º, portada, 429 pp. 3º, XII-428 pp. 4º, portada, 368 pp. Palau nº 52113. Papel limpio. Exlibris anterior propietario en contra tapa y sello en contraportada.

      [Bookseller: LIBRERIA ANTICUARIA SANZ]
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        Masterpieces of Industrial Art & Sculpture at the International Exhibition 1862

      Day & Son, London 1863 - Three large volumes, about 17 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches, brown leather spines, marbled boards, edgewear, bookplates. Illustrated with chromolithographs, about 100 per volume, which are in excellent condition overall, although some margins have smudges, one plate has a dimpled spot (slight damp damage), one has a piece of the overlay adhered to it, and subsequent hole in the overlay; a couple of edge tears. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Duttenhofer's Books]
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        Histoire et description de la Haute-Albanie ou Guégarie.

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand, s.d., (1863), - in-8, XVII-[3]-516 pp., avec une grande carte dépliante entoilée "in fine", demi-chagrin bleu nuit, dos à nerfs orné de doubles caissons dorés, tranches mouchetées (reliure de l'époque). Rousseurs, mais bon exemplaire. Unique édition, très peu commune, de l'une des toutes premières descriptions précises de ces régions limitrophes du Monténégro, alors encore presqu inconnues en Europe occidentale, et présentant d'ailleurs un retard considérable par rapport à leur environnement. L'ancien voyageur et militaire Louis-Hyacinthe Hecquard (1814-1866) était alors consul de France à Scutari, et c'est essentiellement le pachalik de cette ville (encore ottomane, rappelons-le) qu'il documente, mais sous tous ses aspects. Absent de Hage Chahine.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Historique F. Teissèdre]
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        COLLECTION OF MORE THAN FOUR HUNDRED GENERAL ORDERS FROM THE WAR DEPARTMENT DURING THE CIVIL WAR, INCLUDING THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, TOGETHER WITH SEVERAL GENERAL ORDERS FROM THE NAVY DEPARTMENT].

      Washington. 1861-1863. - Six volumes. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt. Hinges cracked but solid. Light wear to spines and boards. Quite clean internally. Very good. An extensive collection of general orders from the War Department, covering the first three years of the war, and including "General Orders No.1" for 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation. This is the first generally available version of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued, according to Eberstadt, about January 7, 1863. He designates this the fifth edition, following the two State Department issues, the newspaper extra in the ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, and the Circular Letter edition of January 5, all of which are extremely rare (two of them are known in a single copy only). Thus, the first obtainable edition of one of the great American state papers. In addition to the most famous of the Civil War's general orders, this set of orders covers issues of staffing and personnel, including enlistments, promotions, casualties and pay issues; provisioning and supplying; the formation of military departments; courts martial; and army medical directives. Several orders from the navy are also represented here, including one abolishing forever the naval ration of spirituous liquors. An important source for the history of the Civil War. EBERSTADT, LINCOLN'S EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION 12. STREETER SALE 1751.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Rare printing of Lincoln?s Emancipation Proclamation from Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles to the Naval Service just two weeks after it was issued ? Lincoln declared <I>?that all persons held as slaves within said designated States and parts of States are and henceforward shall be free; and that the ? naval authorities will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons??</I>

      Printed Broadside, two pages, 5.5? x 8.5?, front and verso. Navy Department, January 14, 1863. Stain in blank area. Toned at upper and lower blank edges. Mounting stains on verso at right blank edge. Uneven left edge. Very good condition.In part, ?General Order, No. 4. Navy Department, January 14, 1863. The following Proclamation of the President is published for the information and government of the officers and others of the Naval Service. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation ... Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested as Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and in accordance with

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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        David Elginbrod.

      London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, successors to Henry Colburn, 1863 - Three volumes, octavo. Original brick red pebble-grain cloth, covers ruled in blind, spines rules in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt, brown endpapers. Rubbed, cloth a little sunned in places, small stain to front cover of vol. I, a few gatherings roughly opened, but a good firm set. First edition. David Elginbrod was George Macdonald's first real success, a novel of Scottish country life which effectively challenged 19th-century materialism and contributed to contemporary interest in psychic experiences. Scarce in original cloth. Shaberman, George MacDonald: A Bibliographical Study, 14; not in Sadlier or Wolff. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Col. Isaac Shepard Authorizes Recruitment of 1st Mississippi Regt. African Descent (Former Slaves)

      Louisiana 1863 - Autograph Manuscript Signed. Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, May 25, 1863. 1 p. Special order of the colonel commanding the African Brigade authorizing new recruiting efforts in Louisiana for Bryant's 1st Mississippi Regt. of African Descent. "Major J. E. Bryant of the 1st Reg Miss. Infantry of African descent, is hereby ordered to proceed to Grand Gulf, Haines' Bluff, or any other locality in front where he may deem it prudent, to recruit for his Regiment.". Shepard allows eight (white) soldiers from Sherman's Corps to be enlisted as Lieutenants. Complete Transcript HeadQuarters African Brigade Milliken's Bend, La. May 25, 1863.Special Order I., and all officers are requested to furnish him proper facilities for feeding and transporting recruits. II, 2d Lt. Geo. White of the same Regiment is ordered on the same duty to act under Maj. Bryant's dictation.III. Maj. Bryant is hereby authorized to enlist eight soldiers from Maj. Gen. Sherman's Corps, as Lieutenants; and any person not exceeding that number whom he may give written authority to, shall be recommended to the Adjutant General of the Army for appointment.Isaac I. Shepard. / Colonel Cdng African Brigade.Historical BackgroundBorn in Natick, Massachusetts, Isaac Shepard was a well-known abolitionist in the years preceding the Civil War. At the time he wrote this letter, Shepard was colonel of the 51st USCT, but he was soon promoted to brigadier general for his untiring efforts in recruiting, arming and equipping numerous black regiments consisting of runaway slaves and contrabands.Julian Bryant (d. 1865), the nephew of famed journalist, editor, and poet William Cullen Bryant, enlisted in the 33rd Illinois Regiment at the outset of the Civil War. He served in the Missouri-Arkansas theater, then was reassigned to Sherman's Corps in the Vicksburg campaign, during which he was promoted to major of a newly organized regiment, the 1st Mississippi Infantry (African Descent). He and his green regiment fought at Milliken's Bend, a brutal engagement where colored soldiers and white officers of colored regiments were targeted by the Confederate Army. With the help of his uncle, Bryant participated in the campaign to allow colored units equal responsibilities, including combat, with regular white units. Julian Bryant achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel in command of the 51st U.S. Colored Troops (formerly 1st Mississippi) in March 1864. In September he was named colonel of the 46th U.S. Colored Troops. On May 14, 1865, shortly after being reassigned to Brazos Santiago, Texas, Bryant drowned while swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.References April 1983 Civil War Times Illustrated article on Col. Bryant athttp://www.historynet.com/union-officer-julian-bryant-a-voice-for-black-soldiers.htm

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Cuba En 1860 o sea Cuadro de sus Adelantos en la Poblacion, la Agricultura, el Comercio y las Retas Publicas

      La Libreria De L. Hachette y Ca., Paris. 1863 - Suplemento a la Primera Parte de la Historia Politica y Natural de la Isla de Cuba. Large slim folio 16" tall. 2, 282pp.original blind-stamp green cloth, little wear/ bumped, gilt titles. light foxing early/last pages. Excellent Copy. Scarce in Original Binding. 1863

      [Bookseller: HALEWOOD AND SONS ABA ILAB. est.1867]
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        Appointment document dated 2 March 1863, signed by Lincoln as President, and countersigned by his Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton

      Washington, DC: , 1863. Partly engraved military appointment on vellum with the sections accomplished in manuscript (445 × 330 mm). Mounted, framed and glazed with UV conservation glass in dark wood frame with gilt slip. Attractive cartouche of the American eagle at the head, and large trophy of arms at the foot, engraved by by J. V. N. and O. H. Throop. Originally folded into sixths leaving light creases as usual - it was common to carry such documents as instruments of authority, or means of identification - with two very small losses at the confluence of the upper centre folds, some light soiling verso, Stanton&#39;s signature is faded to brown, Lincoln&#39;s still quite strong. Blue wafer seal at left, with one small chip, and War Department docketing notations at upper left. The document appoints Carl Proegler as an Assistant Surgeon of Volunteers, effective from October 4, 1862, signed in full Lincoln and Stanton. This appointment was made four months before the Battle of Gettysburg. Dr. Proegler (1837-1907), was born in Cologne and educated Erlangen, Würzburg, and Berlin, graduating from the last in 1859, and studying in Paris and London the following year, before emigrating to the United States. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he broke off from the practice that he had established in New York and "offered his services to the Government and was appointed Junior Surgeon of a hospital in Washington, where he remained for a few months. He afterward served as surgeon of various regiments, including the Twenty-fifth New York Infantry, of which he had charge in his professional capacity for about ten months. At the close of the war Dr. Proegler entered the navy and was made Fleet Surgeon under General Farragut &#151; a position which he filled until 1868" (Memorial Record of Northeastern Indian, p.225). Proegler returned to Germany during the Franco-Prussian War, but in 1872 came back to America and settled in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where "from the beginning he maintained a place among the most able practitioners of this section of the State", a member of the Allen County Medical Society, he was twice Secretary to the State Board of Health. Highly appealing military-medical Lincoln document from the Civil War.

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        Hutawa&#39;s Traveling Map of Mexico, and California

      St. Louis, MO, 1863. 2nd Edition . No Binding. Good. 24mo - over 5 - 5¾" tall. Map of the now-southwest designed principally for those looking to explore mineral interests, particularly near Santa Fe. Mapmakers Julius Hutawa and his brother Edward were German immigrants to the Saint Louis area. Lithograph map sheet dimensions are 61 x 50 cm, folded between two thin paper boards. Covers are split along the spine, some moderate soiling to surfaces. Map maintains the original vivid color outlining.

      [Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA]
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        The Ionian Islands

      W.h. Allen 1863 - Damaged spine (inside of the book, see pictures.PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE ORDERING THIS BOOK TO CONFIRM BOOK CONDITION AND EDITION. We can send you photos of this book with a detailed description . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Karl von Rotteck's Allgemeine Geschichte vom Anfang der historischen Kenntniss bis auf unsere Zeiten. Für denkende Geschichtsfreunde bearbeitet von Karl von Rotteck. Zweite Volksausgabe in elf Bänden. Fortgesetzt bis auf unsere Tage. Mit 24 Stahlstichen, dem Portrait Rotteck's und vielen synchronistischen Tabellen. Hier: 11 Bände in 7 Büchern (= komplett).

      Westermann., Braunschweig, 1863 - 15te Original-Ausgabe. Dritter unveränderter Stereotyp-Abdruck. 324, XX/338, 180, 288, 336, 280, 332, 364, 521, 580, 692 Seiten. Mit einem umfangreichen Namen- und Sachregister. Frakturdruck. - Stahlstich-Motive: Carl von Rotteck / Moses / Lycurg / Pericles / Hannibal / Thuenelda / Zerstörung Jerusalems / Muhameds Flucht / Attila / Wittekind / Zweiter Kreutzzug / Guttenberg / Rudolf von Habsburg / Gustav Adolph / Luther / Washington / Karl XII. / Maria Theresia / Napoleon / Erstürmung der Bastille / Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm von Braunschweig / Louis Philippe / Riego / Napoleon III. / Lamartine (= komplett). Sprache: de Ansonsten gut erhaltene, ordentliche Exemplare ohne Eintragungen. Marmorierte Halblederbände mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung und marmoriertem Ganzschnitt. (Deckel partiell beschabt, Ecken gering bestossen, meist aufgerieben. Rücken von Band 9 angeplatzt. Anfangsblätter weniger Bücher partiell und gering fleckig, innen vereinzelt leicht randfleckig). -

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        The Farmers Home - Winter

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1863. AN IDYLLIC NINETEETH-CENTURY WINTER FARM SCENE BY CURRIER & IVES Lithograph with original hand-color Original frame Paper size: 21" x 27 1/2" Framed size: 25 3/4" x 32 1/4" . Book.

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        The Union Volunteer: Home From the War

      Currier & Ives, New York 1863 - Lithograph with original hand-color. Light browning, overall a good example. Sheet size: 17 3/4 x 21". Inventory #p57pmat.

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        Monographie De La Chapelle De Notre-Dame De La Roche. / Texte, Dessins Et Gravure, Par Cl. Et L. Sauvageot

      Paris, A. Morel 1863 - Physical desc. : 18 p. 27 plates. 36 cm. Subject: Chapelle de Notre-Dame de la Roche) . Language: French. Original marble boards. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed in gilt-blocked calf; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Scans and additional detail on request. 3 Kg. 18 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [LENGTHY AND ELOQUENT CIVIL WAR-DATED PERSONAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF TEENAGE CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER AND ARDENT VIRGINIA SECESSIONIST, MARY GRAY CALDWELL]

      Fredericksburg, Va. 1863-1865.. 294 pp., in excess of 100,000 words, plus several loose handwritten letters, of various later dates, addressed to Mary Caldwell. Accompanied by a typed transcript. Dbd. Composed of several different paper sources, of various sizes, stitched together, not surprising for a wartime diary from the South. First page detached, with noticeable edge wear to first few leaves and some later leaves, costing some words near the outer margins but never affecting sense. Toning and minor spotting. Very good. Mary Gray Caldwell of Aspen Cottage in Fredericksburg, Virginia, celebrated her fourteenth birthday a week after Abraham Lincoln&#146;s election in 1860. Caldwell remained in her hometown of Fredericksburg throughout the Civil War, watching it become a battleground twice and a camp for army troops of one side or the other time and again. An ardent young secessionist, she set about chronicling what she truly believed would be the triumph of Southern armies. Her first diary was lost when her home was ransacked during the First Battle of Fredericksburg, in December 1862. She promptly took up where she left off, and this surviving journal runs from March 1863, through November 1865, when she was sixteen until her 19th birthday. This is one of only four known Civil War diaries written from Fredericksburg, and the only one to cover the last two years of the war. Mary records her wartime experiences, from holding court in her parents&#146; parlor with a room full of doting Confederate soldiers and officers, to fleeing in the middle of the night when cannon shells burst in town, to the resentment of "Yankee occupation" as the tides of war change. In her first entry, Mary talks of reports of Yankee soldiers nearby, who were planning to attempt a crossing of the Rappahannock River: "If they come across here, they will take this journal as surely as they did the one before it. If so, I hope it will do the cowards good. I wonder if they read my other one, ha ha...they are silly cowards thinking they can crush us &#150; we, the Southern people. They are idiots at this to think such a thing." The young Ms. Caldwell entertained herself by flirting with the officers and sergeants of the Mississippians of Barksdale&#39;s brigade, which were stationed in town. The attentions of so many men must have been a heady tonic for a teenage Southern girl, as she decided which were worthy of her attention, and which were not. May saw the Second Battle of Fredericksburg, also known as the battle of Marye&#39;s Heights, during the Chancellorsville campaign. Mary writes here: "The 2d the Yankees crossed below and fighting there two days after which they crossed above and in town....They ruined us a second time...Jackson, the great Stonewall Jackson is dead...I heard one man say he equaled 10 thousand men." Barksdale&#146;s troops were moved out, and their place was taken by Virginians, whom Mary did not care for at all: "[they] are, I think, the most ungallant set I ever saw....I saw a great many intoxicated." But the next day, she had already set her sights on a new target: "I should like to become acquainted with the Colonel of one of the regiments. He looks like such a nice man." Her behavior had not gone unnoticed in the town, and neither had the traffic of men to and from her parents&#39; house. On July 22, 1863, she ran into a friend who asked about her engagement to a sergeant friend: "That makes 4 times I&#39;ve been engaged and twice married. That will do pretty well I think." Mary enthusiastically repeated all the rumors of gallant Southern victories, though, sadly, they were the stuff of fantasy. On July 5 the good folk of Fredericksburg had no idea that the pivotal battle of Gettysburg had even occurred, but had plenty to talk about: "Great, Glorious, Grand news. I&#39;ve just heard that Dick Taylor got New Orleans. Pemberton driven off Grant from Vicksburg, Lee cut off all communication between Baltimore and Philadelphia and that Lincoln has called for an armistice...all I hope for is that it does not prove a great big humbug." When they heard of Gettysburg, it was told as a great victory, with Lee capturing 40,000 Yankees, and 40,000 Marylanders joining the Army of Northern Virginia. When Mary heard of the fall of Vicksburg, she was confused, but then decided it must be a ploy by Johnston to trap Grant. It wasn&#39;t until the winter of 1864 that she started viewing such reports with a skeptical eye. Mary began teaching small children in town in February, and her journal is filled with rather mundane details until the protracted fighting between Grant and Lee in the nearby town of Spottsylvania, which occurred between May 8 and 21, 1864. On May 9, she begins her entry, "We are once more under the domination of the Yankees....All their wounded are here in this town and so in our house. Our back lot is full of them." On the 12th, the sound of nearby cannon fire shook the houses in town. The next day Mary saw something that shook her to her very core: the division of Major General Edward "Allegheny" Johnson, with Johnson and most of its officers, being marched through town and across the pontoon bridge to captivity in the North. But for Mary, the nightmare was not yet over. On May 15, 1864 she notes that the town (and her family&#39;s home) is chock-full of Yankee soldiers, when suddenly: "Well, I have just now been interrupted by a most brave and gallant sight, a regiment of armed Negroes. They have been passing through all day. Oh, it is a most horrible sight, enough to make the hair rise on one&#146;s head." June 15th brought word that her cousin Virgil was killed while leading his men in a charge, and that her cousin Mort has been taken prisoner. She writes, "As for poor Mort, I very much fear that his imprisonment will go hard with him for he was both spy and scout for General J.E.B. Stuart...the brave, gallant, patriotic Stuart is no more." On November 12, 1864, Mary&#39;s father brought word from Richmond that the Congress was debating a measure to draft 40,000 slaves into the army as laborers and teamsters, to free up white men to fight. She thought that a better idea would be to have the women do all the clerical and administrative work, and send those men to fight. As the discussion continued on, she notes, "I wish no Negroes to fight for me, but it is better than to be made their equals." In March 1865, Mary&#146;s mother died. About the same time, three Yankee gunboats came up the Rappahannock to seize tobacco belonging to the Confederate government. On April 12, the rumors regarding the Army of Northern Virginia were confirmed: Lee had surrendered. Mary laments in her diary, "Misfortunes never come single; Misery loves company have been both verified, first by the astounding news last Monday evening week that Richmond was taken, and again this morning by the soul- sickening news that Lee and his army had been surrounded and surrendered. The last is too terrible. I cannot believe. I think it must be a mistake, and with all my heart I wish it may be so. It appears to [be] almost an impossibility that Lee, our great General Lee, the Lee of world renown, the one whose equal (I think) has never lived, unless it was Stonewall Jackson, should or would surrender." Later, Mary writes that she memorized Lee&#39;s farewell address. On April 27, Mary writes that John Wilkes Booth, "the assassin of Lincoln, has been caught and killed at Port Royal by the Yankee soldiers. I was deeply sorry for him. He, in all probability, acted from a sense of duty and that of avenging the South of the many injuries Lincoln had done to her...." She goes on in the same entry to pen a lament for her home state of Virginia, which reads: "She is to be trampled by those who have destroyed. Her slaves are, in all probability, to become her masters, for it is said the Yankees intend on giving the negroes a vote. A negro to have a vote for our rulers. If that is to be so, as I told Mag, I will feel as if I want to commit suicide and kill everyone else. A negro to rule over me. I think the women had better rise and take the rule, as men are found unfit to govern....We are not subjugated and never will be. It is impossible. We may be overrun and maybe we are so now, but as to the Southern people being subjugated, that can never be." Through the summer of 1865, she argued with the Union officers boarding with her parents, trying to get them to see what a mistake abolition was. She writes: "One of their Lieutenants told me yesterday that if I ever got into trouble about anyone wishing me to take the oath, he would help me out and tell them it would be impossible for me to take the oath. It would choke me to death. I thanked him, and told him that, if I ever needed his services, I should call on him." By the summer of 1865, Mary had decided that maybe having Yankee soldiers in town wasn&#39;t so bad. On June 7, 1865, she writes: "The military are still in town, and I shall be right sorry when they are gone for I am afraid the negroes will give the people trouble. I was always so afraid of an insurrection." As summer turned to autumn, Mary tried to cope with her new world. On August 5, 1865, she writes: "There is a school for the colored children in town now, taught by a white man who makes the children call him Uncle Tom. Amongst other things that he teaches is...to keep themselves clean as the white children, for they are as good as they are, and then to learn who redeemed them from slavery, Abraham Lincoln." November 28, 1865, marks her last entry, as Mary reflects on her life just thirteen days after her nineteenth birthday: "I am somebody more apt to pluck roses from the past than to remember those that are briars that have so scratched us and that there is gall mixed with every cup of sweet. No, I should look forward to the future." With two-and-a-half years&#39; worth of material, any summary will leave out mention of numerous instances that will be of interest to anyone curious about the Confederate homefront from the viewpoint of a young belle, especially a young lady with such an elegant and composed style. Suffice to say, this diary holds a wealth of information not enumerated here for the scholar of the Civil War, the Confederacy, the history of American women, and history from below, in general. A complete typewritten transcript of Caldwell&#39;s diary is included, along with a copy of Volume 11 of FREDERICKSBURG HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY. Published by the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust in 2012, the journal contains Part I of the transcription of this diary, which is otherwise unpublished. A truly remarkable find, a remarkable diary by a young Southern woman in the midst of the Civil War. Mary Caldwell lived to be 83, passing away in 1930.

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        From the Battle of Gettysburg to the Gettysburg Address, Rare Civil War-era Run of the Daily Evening Express, Lancaster, PA

      Lancaster, Pa. 1863 - Newspapers, Daily Evening Express, bound volume, May 7, 1863-April 29, 1864, Lancaster, Pa., each issue 4 pp., 15 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. Published Monday thru Saturday, No evidence of removed issues; approximately 300 issues total. ".during the day General Buford drove a regiment of rebel infantry out of Gettysburg. They retreated in a north easterly direction."This rare run of a Pennsylvania newspaper includes a printing of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in the Nov. 21, 1863 issue. Other issues include reports of the battles at Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, the siege of Vicksburg, and much more. Accounts relating to the Battle of Gettysburg first appear in the July 1, 1863 issue, which noted Buford's action against the Confederate Army. There is no issue for Saturday, July 4 (the day after the battle), possibly due to the holiday. No pages appear to have been removed from the volume in this section. ExcerptsThe July 6 issue announces "The Victory Complete. The Enemy Routed.Lee Retreating . Interesting Details of the Greatest Battle of the War. The Aggregate Loss Estimated at 50,000," followed by a "Graphic Description of Friday's Contest" and General Meade's official reports.The July 7 issue includes additional accounts of Gettysburg, as well as Vicksburg, under the bold headline "Glorious News! Vicksburg surrendered on the Fourth of July." Further accounts of the capture of Vicksburg follow on July 9.November 20, 1863. "GETTING THEIR EYES OPEN: Light begins to dawn upon the 'poor white trash' of the South." Also contains a column and a half summarizing Edward Everett's speech, and quoting his conclusion.November 21, 1863. After advertisements, the first article on page 1 is titled "THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTRY," relating a speech of William Seward: "Fellow-citizens. I am now sixty years old, and I have been in public life for forty years of that time. This night is the first time that anybody in the state of Maryland was willing to listen to my voice (a voice, this is Pennsylvania)- or in Pennsylvania, so near to the border of Maryland, and the reason was that I saw forty years ago opening before this people the grave yard that was to be filled with brothers who fell in mortal political conflict, and I knew that the cause that was hurrying them on to that dreadful strife was slavery." Lincoln's Gettysburg Address is printed on page 2.Historical BackgroundAssociated Press reports of the Gettysburg Address were sent by telegram and published in metropolitan newspapers around the country on November 20, the day after the speech. In Lancaster, a much smaller town with a much smaller newspaper, it took an additional day to publish the Address even though it was much closer to the actual event. The Lancaster Daily Evening Express began publishing in 1856 and published under that name until 1872, when it became the Lancaster Daily Examiner in 1872, then the Daily Examiner and Express in 1876. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Naturalist on the River Amazons

      John Murray, London 1863 - Tight clean 2 volume set bound in contemporary attractive and robust blue calf half-leather. Gilt bright on sunfaded spines. Raised bands and elaborate gilt tooled compartments, double leather title labels. The spine leather has a dried out appearance, but no powderiness thereby, and no hinge weakness or splitting. Irregularly ridged royal blue cloth with gilt keylines where it adjoins the leather. Marbled endpapers, marbled text block edges, shiny and sleek save for one misaligned page edge, which has been tipped in about 1mm proud. Folding map crisp and in good order. Neat armorial bookplates on pastedowns, free of other markings. Minor foxing freckles to prelims, text block clean with just the occasional freckle. Beautiful musky fruity old-book aroma with no trace of mould or dampness notes. Corners a little rubbed also hinge edges, what amounts to a pleasant patina. Bound without adverts. ix+351pp+folding map, vi+423pp, double flyleaves, engraved plates as called for. An important work by an accomplished contemporary of Darwin. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        English Botany; or, coloured figures of British Plants. 12 volumes [of 13 lacking Supplement]

      London; Robert Hardwicke 3rd edition enlarged re-arranged according to the natural orders and entirely revised 1863 - Twelve volumes, small 4to, publisher's green cloth, gilt with blind decoration on both boards, top edge gilt the other edges untrimmed. The 13th volume was not published until 1902 and is frequently missing. VOLUME 1: [iv], i-viii. 235. [1]pp, plates i-clxi (1 folding). VOLUME 2: [iv], 246, [2]pp, plates clxii-cccxxii, 1 folding, plus clxxiv (bis), ccxliii (bis), ccl (bis), cclxx (bis). VOLUME 3: [iv], 273, [3]pp, plates cccxxiii-ccccxc, plus cccclxxiii (bis). VOLUME 4: [iv], 265, [3]pp, plates ccccxci-dclxxix, 2 double-page, plus dcxxxv (bis), dcxlviii (bis), dcxlix (bis), dclxii (bis). VOLUME 5: [iv], 231, [3]pp, plates dclxxx-dccclxiii, 4 double-page, plus dcxcii (bis), dcciv (bis). VOLUME 6: [iv], 213, [3]pp, plates dccclxi-mxviii, plus dccccviii (bis), dccccx (bis). VOLUME 7: [iv], 194, [3]pp, plates mxix-mclxxvii plus mcxxv (bis). VOLUME 8: [iv], 296, [2]pp, plates mclxxviii-mccclxxxiv , 5 double page plates, (1 with much adhesion damage). VOLUME 9: [vi], 239, [3]pp, plates mccclxxxv-mdxlv, 3 double-page. VOLUME 10: [iv], 183, [3]pp, plates mdxlvi-mdclxxxv. VOLUME 11: [iv], 216, [2]pp, plates mdclxxxvi-mdcccxxiv. VOLUME 12: [x], 332, [2], 8pp advertisements, plates 1825-1922 plus 1826 (bis). As is almost always the case the gutta-percha had perished; the set has been carefully sewn and is now (save for the one damaged plates) a very good, sound, bright, clean set with all 1,936 hand-coloured plates. Will want extra postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        De Vogels van Nederlandsch Indie. Les Oiseaux des Indes Neerlandaises, Parts II and III only of 3 parts bound in 1 volume.

      Leiden + Amsterdam: E.J. Brill + G.L. Funke, -. First edition. 1863 - Pp. 29, (2, index), 16 hand-colored lithographs; pp. 79, (3, index), 28 hand-colored lithographs. Later half blue leather over marbled boards, sm 4to (11 x 8.75 inches). Part II is on kingfishers and Part III covers the hawks and falcons. Part I, not offered here, presents the pittas. Though this volume has only two of the three parts of this work, it does have 44 of the 50 hand-colored lithographs of the complete work. There are 2 or 3 images on each plate; the plates are after original art drawn by P.W.M. Trap or by Joseph Smit (some of the hawk plates are signed 'J. Smit.' Hermann Schlegel, in his capacity as Director of the Natural History Museum in Leiden, sent naturalists to Netherland East Indies to collect the birds illustrated in this early work on the avifauna of what is now Indonesia (island Southeast Asia). See also Sitwell, Fine Bird Books (1990), p.139; Nissen IVB 829 and Casey Wood p. 554. Inner top margin of first 30 pages of text has some dark browning that occurred before the work was attractively bound, this is only really noticeable on the first 15 pages; this does not extend into the hand-colored lithographs. A tight and clean copy in very good condition in an attractive binding.

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S

      London, Tinsley Brothers,, 1863. 2 volumes octavo, original purple-brown pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, triple blind panel to the boards. Folding map as frontispiece to Volume I, plate of the JuJu House as frontispiece to Volume II. Spines a touch sunned, head and tails mildly crumpled, corners just whitening, some light foxing to the first and last few pages, but overall a really superior set. First edition. "Newly married and needing employment, Burton approached the Foreign Office for a consular position, hoping for the post at Damascus. Instead, he was offered the consulship at Fernando Po, a small, unhealthy island in the Bight of Biafra on the west African coast. When he accepted the position on 27 March 1861 he requested to retain his commission in the Bombay army, but he was struck from the list, thereby losing not only his half pay but also any prospect of a pension or sale of his commission, an action about which he always complained bitterly. Burton did not permit Isabel to accompany him to Fernando Po, which he described as &#39;the very abomination of desolation&#39;. He slipped away from the post at every opportunity for excursions on the African mainland or to meet Isabel in the Canaries or England. Although he loathed Fernando Po, he worked continuously at his writing with Wanderings in West Africa and Abeokuta and the Cameroons Mountains both appearing in 1863" (ODNB). Burton originally intended to issue the book anonymously, and a few copies are known with no name on the spine, but most often they are as here, credited to "R. F. Burton F.R.G.S." on the spine and just "a F.R.G.S." on the title page. This pseudonym "may have been a slap at the Royal Geographical society, for Burton was at odds with the organization&#39;s leadership at the time over the matter of the Nile&#39;s sources. The acerbic dedication was &#39;to the true friends of Africa - not the "Philanthropist" or to Exeter Hall&#39;" (Casada).

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        WANDERINGS IN WEST AFRICA From Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. 2 volumes. First edition. With a folding map in Volume I and frontispiece plate in Volume II. 8vo, finely bound in the best antique full crushed morocco gilt by Birdsall of England, the covers with triple gilt fillet lines at the borders, the spines fully gilt with raised bands gilt decorated, compartments with elaborate panel designs in gilt incorporating corner tools and fillet lines, head and tail of spines gilt decorated, all board edges gilt, turnovers rolled, tooled and ruled in gilt, subtle marbled endleaves, t.e.g., original cloth covers and spine panels bound in at the end of each volume. x, 303; vi, 295 pp. A beautiful and very handsome set produced by one of England&#146;s foremost and collectible binders. Some light aging at the hinges, otherwise a very fine, clean, bright and well preserved copy with virtually no evidence of use. SUCH COPIES, SO HANDSOMELY BOUND AND SIGNED BY IMPORTANT ENGLISH BINDERS ARE EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE. <br> Burton was appointed consul at Fernando Po in 1861 and he used his post to explore the contiguous areas of Nigeria and Sierra Leone, as well as Madeira and Tenerife. Fascinated by the high incidence of European mortality in West Africa, he believed it possible to render the region "not more unhealthy than the East or West Indies."<br> Burton&#146;s publication of the book anonymously as a &#147;Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society&#148; ( F.R.G.S) &#147;may have been a slap at the Royal Geographical Society , for Burton was at odds with the organization&#146;s leadership at the time over the Nile&#146;s sources. The acerbic dedication was &#145;to the true friends of Africa- not the &#147;Philanthropist&#148; or Exeter Hall&#146;.<br> Modern gold-mining in West Africa can be directly linked to this work. &#147;Although it was well known that there was gold on the Gold Coast, nothing was done to develop it, and it was Burton who, in his &#147;Wanderings in West Africa&#148;, drew public attention again to this ancient gold-field.

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        Abeokuta And The Camaroons. An Exploration.

      Tinsley Brothers, London 1863 - 333 & 306 pages. 21 x 14 cm. Mounted frontispiece portrait of Burton, four wood engraved plates and folding lithographic map laid down on linen. A record of two explorations -- to Abeokata, Nigeria's capital and the Camaroon Mountains where he ascended Mt. Victoria -- when Burton was posted as Consul in Fernando Po, a boring, seemingly dead-end position he despised. PENZER 70. Quite scarce in the original cloth, yellow endpapers, light soiling to first few free endpapers and in margins of Burton frontispiece in Vol.I., backstrip extremities nicked, cover panels decorated in blind, backstrips lettered in gilt. Orig. green cloth. Very good. 2 vols. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kraft und Stoff oder Deutsches Universal-Kochbuch, umfassend die ganze Praxis der Küche sowohl für die feinste Tafel, wie den einfachsten bürgerlichen Hausstand in den sorgfältigsten Unterweisungen und mehreren Tausenden ausgeprüfter Recepte. 2. Auflage.

      Hamburg Richter Berlin Schneider und Wien Brandel & Ewald () 1863 - XII S., S. (3)-1214 (recte 1204), XVI S. Mit einigen Textholzstichen. 8° (20 x 14 cm). Schwarzes Maroquin der Zeit mit Rückentitel, reicher Rücken- und Kantenvergoldung sowie dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Ausgesprochen umfangreiches Kochbuch mit dem Anspruch "Alles aus dem Gebiete der Kochkunst" zu behandeln, "die Raffinements der französischen, die Kraft der englischen, die Schönheiten der italienischen und das gemüthliche Behagen der Deutschen Küche" (Vorwort). Die vorliegende zweite Ausgabe erschien noch im Jahr der Erstausgabe, mit unveränderter Seitenzahl, aber laut Vorwort durchaus mit einigen Ergänzungen. Im separat paginierten Anhang mit mehr als 30 Holzstichabbildungen (Tranchieranweisungen, Schaustücke, Küchengeräte). - Möglicherweise wurde ein Vortitel vor dem Inhalt nicht mitgebunden. Papierbedingt gering gebräunt, sauber. Für ein Kochbuch außergewöhnlich aufwendig und dekorativ gebunden, der Einband von wenigen kleinen Bereibungen abgesehen tadellos erhalten. - Exlibris des Heidelberger Verlgers Carl Winter. *Weiss 443. Sammlung Dittmar 859. - Vgl. Georg 1096. Horn/Arndt 383. 1010 gr. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Herculanum et Pompéi

      Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères, Fils et CIE 1863 - 8 tomes plus de 700 Gravures pleine pages bien expliquées . Les peintures les bronzes les mosaïques, les décorations architecturales, l'amour et les corps momifiés . Très bonnes reliures pour 1863 . REf livre 420 boîte 33 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Croquet

      Boston: James Redpath 1863 - First American edition of this diminutive guide which includes chapters on the rules of the game, terminology, field of play and slang terms used. The text differs from that of the English editions, notably in the use of American spelling. 12mo. iv + 5-48pp. Frontispiece. Original blue wavy-grained cloth, title in gilt lettering to front. Back cover sl soiled.

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        LA GUADELOUPE PITTORESQUE TEXTE ET DESSINS PAR A. BUDAN.

      Paris: J. Claye for Noblet & Baudry, . 1863 - Extra lithographic titlepage on india paper, mounted; plus eleven tinted lithographic plates (including large folding panoramic view) by Emile Vernier after Budan. Folio. Original green cloth, stamped in blind, gilt lettering, neatly rebacked. Text somewhat tanned but plates clean. Small old dampstain in upper blank margin of two final plates. Overall very good. In a folding green cloth box, leather label. An important work, with eleven fine plates of Guadeloupe scenes, and with text that covers all aspects of life in Guadeloupe. Views include picturesque sights in the countryside, scenes in the main towns (Moule and l'Anse Bertrand), and a large panoramic view of the town and harbor of Pointe-à- Pietre. Budan was born in Guadeloupe in 1827, and became an accomplished painter of portraits, historical and religious subjects, flowers, and murals. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1863 to 1867 and was responsible for the mural decoration of the chapel of St. Joseph in the cathedral at Pointe-à- Pietre. A rare series of views, and most unusual for being from this period, when the decline in the sugar industry had decreased the number of patrons available for such expensive works. SABIN 8949.

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        SOUTH AMERICAN SKETCHES; On a Visit to Rio de Janeiro, the Organ Mountains, La Plata, and the Paran?.

      Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green., New York: 1863 - 414 pp. First edition, first printing; contemporary half morocco, gilt spine title lettering,[ 20 x 13 cm]; xviii, [i, errata leaf], 414 pp, folding colored map, 5 plates including frontis, four of which are colored lithographs. one in black and white (of Mendoza, Arg.). Binding tight; rubbed; light foxing interior; see additional images provided. The author was a founder and president of the Alpine Club. The author states: "The illustrations, with the exception of that which is taken from an interesting photograph of the ruins of Mendoza after the earthquake, are from rough sketches taken by myself upon the spot, and completed by the kindness of my friends. The map is upon too small a scale compared with the immensity of the country to enter upon much detail, but it is sufficient to give a general notion of the mighty basin of La Plata with the adjoining territories." Pasted on to inside front cover, J. Armstrong-Foster, "Chestwood," near Barnstaple, North Devon, with the date 6th February 1906 handwritten below. ? Borba de Moraes says: The author, a British tourist, first visited Rio on his way to Buenos Aires. He returned to rio later, making excursions into the Serra dos Org?os (Petropolis and Therezopolis), and traveling to Juiz de F?ra. Four of the five colored views relate to Brazil. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historia General de la Misiones desde el siglo XIII hasta nuestros días. Viaje pintoresco a las cinco partes del Mundo. ( 4 Vols ) .

      Librería de D. Juan Oliveres 1863 - Barcelona 1863 . 2 tomos en cuatro volúmenes . Obra recomendada por su santidad Pio IX . Encuad : plena pasta española . 708+694pag. 19 x 27,5cms. ilustrado con láminas y mapas en b/n. Tema : Viajes, Misiones , Religión . Libros un poco fatigados con restos de óxido .

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        David Elginbrod

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1863. - Gothically Romantic NovelIn the Original ClothNot in Sadleir or WolffMACDONALD, George. David Elginbrod. In Three Volumes. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1863.First edition of the author&#146;s first published novel. Three octavo volumes (7 3/4 x 4 7/8 inches; 199 x 125 mm.). viii, 325, [1]; vi, 335, [1]; vi, 398.Original brick red pebble-grain cloth with covers ruled in blind and spines ruled in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt. A few leaves in gathering N in Volume I poorly opened at top and a few leaves in gathering H in Volume III poorly opened at edge (none affecting any text). The front cover of Volume I shows evidence of a lending library label having once been affixed, and the front and rear pastedowns of Volume III show signs of there once having been a brown paper protective cover. Otherwise, this is as near fine a set as one could ever wish for, with the hinges sound and the gilt lettering on the unfaded spines fresh and bright."[Macdonald] and his family made a home for a time at Hastings on the south coast, where the air was though to be good for his lungs, and there he began to write &#145;a kind of fairy tale in the hope that it will pay me better than the more evidently series work&#146;. This was Phantastes, completed in two months; it was published in Oct. 1848 After three years in Hastings the MacDonalds moved to London MacDonald became Professor of English Literature at Bedford Collecge During this period he was struggling hard to write something as successful as Phantastes, but it was not until 1863 that he completed David Elginbrod, a long, didactic, and gothically romantic novel about a young man who has a career not dissimilar to MacDonald&#146;s own. His former publishers Smith and Elder turned it down, but it was read by Mrs Craik, who persuaded her own publishers Hurst and Blackett to take it on. It proved extremely popular and established MacDonald as a writer" (The Oxford Companion to Children&#146;s Literature)."The character of David Elginbrod was drawn from MacDonald's father; Funkelstein was based on the Polish mesmerist Zamoiski, whom MacDonald met in Hastings; and an Arundel archdeacon who gave him 'agood deal of trouble' was transformed into Appleditch, the grocer Following on from The Portent [which had appeared in The Cornhill but was not yet published], the supernatural is again dealt with. According to Joseph Johnson (George MacDonald, 1906, p. 226) this element was responsible for much of the popular interest in the book. MacDonald experienced great difficulty in getting it published. &#145;Smith, Elder & Co. [who had published his Phantastes but had then refused his first novel, Seekers and Finders&#151;never published and now lost] found David Elginbrod hardly more attractive than Seekers and Finders. Their verdict coincided with every publisher's in London Had it not been for the daughter of a Manchester friend the book might never have been published. [She] asked if she might show it to her friend, Miss Mulock [Dinah Maria Mulock Craik] The authoress of John Halifax, Gentleman at once realised the book's merits, and took it to her own publishers, Hurst and Blackett, and told them they were fools to refuse it Never again had he difficulty in placing a book&#146; (Life, p. 322)" (Shaberman).Three-decker novels were affordable only to circulating libraries from which they were then rented out fortnightly and we have only ever seen this book in the original cloth once before (this copy) when it appeared at auction some twenty years ago (Sotheby&#146;s London, July 10, 1986, lot 96, £320.00, to Maggs).Shaberman, George MacDonald: A Bibliographical Study,14. Not in Sadleir or Wolff. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Iceland: Its Scenes and Sagas

      Smith Elder and Co., London 1863 - 447 pp, 4to (short). Dark brown half leather over marbled boards, with gilt decoration and five raised bands to spine, and marbled endpapers. In VG condition. Lightly edgeworn, corners rubbed/chipped and slightly bumped, small knick to front joint. Approx. 1" strip of marble overlay missing from rear board. Previous owner's name stamp to fep. Endpapers foxed, light foxing/soil from general wear scattered throughout. 1 cm crease to lower corner of approx. 10 pgs. Interior otherwise clean, binding strong. Includes a fold-out map, color frontispiece, and color and b&w plates throughout. "My object in visiting Iceland was twofold. I purposed examining scenes famous in Saga, and filling a portfolio with water-colour sketches." [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THEATRE DES MARIONNETTES DU JARDIN DES TUILERIES

      1863 - DURANTY, [Louis-Emile Edmond]. THEATRE DES MARIONNETTES DU JARDIN DES TUILERIES. Texte et composition des dessins par M. Duranty. Paris: Imprimerie de Dubuisson et Cie., (1863). First edition. Illustrated with 24 hand-colored plates and with 25 color vignette illustrations laid-down on text pages within a printed double-rule border. [2] ff., ii, 387, [3] pp. Quarto, 11 by 7.5 in. (28 x 19 cm), in a modern binding of red cloth- backed marbled boards, with a black morocco spine label, and the original printed paper wrappers bound-in. The text is comprised of a brief introduction followed by the texts of 24 plays performed at the puppet theater in the Tuilieries Garden. Each play is accompanied by a full-page plate and has a vignette illustration laid-down at the head of the first page. The plays and illustrations feature Commedia dell'arte characters such as Polichinelle, Arlequin, Cassandre, Le Gendarme, Le Diable, Columbine, Pierrot, and Le Sorcier. Although this copy lacks the dedication page and has some scattered light foxing throughout, it is otherwise complete and attractive, having bright and lively illustrations, and in very good condition. Edmond Duranty (1833-1880) was an author and influential art critic, being the first to write an insightful analysis of Impressionism in 1876. Initially a champion of Realism, having co-founded the monthly journal Realisme in 1856, and having written several novels in the Realist-Naturalist style in the 1860s, he became a champion of the new Impressionist art after 1863 when Emilie Zola introduced him to Impressionist painters. Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas became good friends, and Degas painted a great portrait of him in 1879. References: Vicaire III: 534. Sorensen, Lee. "Duranty, [Louis-Emile] Edmond Duranty." Dictionary of Art Historians. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        EXCERPTOS HISTORICOS E COLLECÇAO DE DOCUMENTOS RELATIVOS Á GUERRA DENOMINADA DA PENINSULA e ás anteriores de 1801, e do Roussillon e Cataluña.

      Imp. Nacional. Lisboa, 1863 - -75-81. 30 cm. 4 vol.: (I) Parte primeira. Guerra do Roussillon e Cataluña. 1793 a 1795. XXII-256 pág., 2 h., 5 planos, dos a doble página, fuera del texto. (III) Parte terceira. Guerra da peninsula. 462-XXII pág., 1 h., 1 lám. y 4 planos a doble página, fuera del texto. (IV) Parte terceira. Guerra da peninsula. XXVII pág. + de la 463 a 897-XIII pág., 1 h., 1 lám. y 3 planos a doble página, fuera del texto. (V) Parte terceira. Guerra da peninsula. XXXII pág. de 899 a 1254 pág. y 3 h., 7 planos a doble página y 20 facsímiles, fuera del texto (según el índice falta una lámina). (VI) XXIV-511 pág. Parte terceira. Guerra da peninsula. Cinco vol. enc. en media piel, con las encuadernaciones desiguales y el primero con el lomo fatigado, y el último con encuadernación reciente en media piel, conserva la cubierta original. * Presentamos completa esta rara colección sobre las guerras napoleónicas. Historia y política. Historia de España. Història d'Espanya Libros modernos a partir de 1830 portugués

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        Romola, 3 Volume Set, Bayntun Bound

      Smith, Elder and Co, London 1863 - "Romola" by George Eliot. Published by Smith, Elder and Co., London, 1863. First edition. Three 12mo volumes. Half-bound in calf over green cloth covered boards by Bayntun Binders of Bath, England.With raised bands to the spine ends, decorated with gilt. The top fore-edges of all three volumes gilt and with marbled endpapers and paste-downs. The volumes are in very good plus to near fine antiquarian condition. The leather is extremely well preserved with bright gilt embellishments. Minor foxing to the fore-edge of the textblocks as well as the preliminary and terminal pages of each volume. The pages of text are largely clean and bright, with sound binding. A beautiful addition to any personal library. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory # (D2-31) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Manuscript Log of the "Typhoon"

      Various places [Liverpool, Bombay, Singapore, Manila, etc.], july 30, 1860 - april 26, 1863 - The extreme clipper ship "Typhoon"was built in 1851for the China trade by the firm of Fernald & Pettigrew of Portsmouth, NH. It was first launched in 1851 under the command of Charles H. Salter -- evidently the forbear of Commander James H. Salter, who authored this journal. The "Typhoon" was famous for its speed and power. In a memorable race around the Horn in the summer of 1851, the "Typhoon" defeated the competing clippers, the "Sea Witch", and the "Raven." As the "Typhoon" was sold to a British Company in 1863, this is probably its last journal under an American command. Appropriately, the final entry made by Salter is in Newport Harbor, April 26, 1863 (SHIP'S LOG) Folio. Written in ink on rectos and versos of [58] leaves. Contemporary quarter calf, worn and scuffed, spine defective. Binder's ticket of a Liverpool firm on frost pastedown. A few leaves with pieces excised, with some loss. 3pp. later notes in the hands of members of the Salter family of New Hampshire, ca. 1874 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Printed legal text with triple signature.

      (Schönbrunn), 26. X. 1863. - Folio. 17, (1) pp. With papered seal. Contemporary green half cloth. Law articles concerning the the adoption of the Imperial diplomas of 20 October 1860 and 26 February 1861 into the state legislation of the Grand Pricipality of Transylvania, and about the Basic Law regarding representation within the Empire. The text, printed in three columns and as many languages (In Hungarian, German, and Romanian), is signed by the Emperor three times ("Ferencz József", "Franz Joseph", and "Franciscu Josifu"). With counter-signatures (also in all three languages) by Count Franz Nádasdy, Chancellor of Transylvania, and his consultant, Baron Eugen Freiherr von Friedenfels. - Slight finger-staining in lower corner. Binding rubbed; spine-ends, corners and edges bumped; covers with small defects. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Le Parlate D'Amor. Siebel's Romance From Faust. Sung By Mad Didiee & Mad Trebelli

      Chappell, London - THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - In B Flat. Undated [1863]. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 5 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Inventory No: 6647010. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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