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        The Works of William Shakespeare

      Cambridge and London: Macmillan and Co., 1863-1866 Edited by William George Clark and William Aldis Wright. Complete in 9 volumes. Bound in quarter green morocco with gilt lettering and decorations to spines, 5 raised bands, top edge gilt. Some light wear and rubbing to the extremities, some mild stains to covers, some light foxing to endpapers, text clean. A very good, sound and completely unrestored set.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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        The Pinetum Britannicum, A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees cultivated in Great Britain

      - Edinburgh and London: W. Blackwood & Sons . and Edward Ravenscroft, [1863 -] 1884. Three volumes, folio. (21 7/8 x 16 3/4 inches). Subscriber's list, errata slip. 53 lithographed plates (50 hand coloured, 2 black and white and 1 tinted), 4 mounted albumen photographs of cedars on Mount Lebanon by F. Mason Good, 1 engraved plate depicting three maps, 643 wood-engraved illustrations in text. Contemporary half dark green morocco over green pebbled cloth covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, brown morocco lettering pieces in the second and fourth, the others with an overall repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. First edition on one of the greatest illustrated folio works on the majestic pine tree, with the very rare 5 cancelled plates. Together with the works of Bedford and Lambert, Ravenscroft's Pinetum Britannicum is one of the great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century. The text, which was edited by Charles Lawson, was compiled by Ravenscroft with descriptions by J. Lindley, Andrew Murray, and Maxwell T. Masters. The plates, of which 37 are botanical depictions and the remaining 16 delightful landscape views, were based on designs by W. Richardson, J.Black, R.K. Greville, and J. Wallace. The Pinetum Britannicum is regarded as a landmark publication on conifers, and both Napoleon III and Queen Victoria subscribed to its first edition. This copy includes 5 plates present as both cancels and cancellanda (the cancels are bound at the back of volume 3). The imprints of the cancellanda are as follows: vol. one pl.11 by W. Richardson; vol. 2 pl.29 by James Black; pl.31 by Robert Black for James Black; pl.32 by W.H. McFarlane; vol. 3 pl.37 by F. Schenk from a photograph. All hand-colored. The corresponding cancels are: pl.11 Robert Black for James Black (hand- colored); pl.29 by James Black (black and white); pl.31 by J.D. Carmichael for R.K. Greville (hand-colored); pl.32 by James Black (black and white); pl.37 by W.H. McFarlane from a photograph (tinted lithographed plate). These plates illustrate: Pinus Sabiniana, Picea Nobilis, Cupressus Lawsoniana, Cupressus Macrocarpa, and Sequoia Wellingtonia. Nissen BBI 1588; Great Flower Books, p. 71;Stafleu-Cowan TL2 8685 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      London: Bell and Daldy. 1863. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good. First edition [1863]. Externally worn but sound copy of this highly influential medical text. Includes engraved bookplate signed by Henry Kirke Cushing (1827-1910), prominent Cleveland physician who served as Surgeon Major in the 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Original green textured cloth with gilt spine lettering, 499 pages plus publisher's 24 page June 1862 catalogue at rear. Spine ends chipped, some splits to fabric around the joints, hinges internally cracked but secure, text block generally sound but not firm with some sections loosened but not detached, pages clean and unmarked.

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      Ticknor & Fields,, 1863-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. First Edition. Boston : Ticknor and Fields, 1863 (Riverside, Cambridge : stereotyped and printed by H. O. Houghton) 8vo. Fully bound in green textured cloth. Embossed boards. Gilt lettering on spine. Tight binding and solid boards. Minor shelf wear. Light rubbing to boards. Scuffing to head and tail of spine. Chocolate brown endpapers. Clean, unmarked pages with minor toning to edges. Frontispiece illustration of Henry David Thoreau.Contents: Biographical sketch [by R. W. Emerson]--Natural history of Massachusetts.--A walk to Wachusett.--The landlord.--A winter walk.--The succession of forest trees.--Walking.--Autumnal tints.--Wild apples.--Night and moonlight.A bright and clean copy of Thoreau's final, posthumously published book.

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        Explorations In The Interior Of The Labrador Peninsula The Country Of The Montagnais And Nasquapee Indians

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863., 1863. 2 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xv, [1], 351; xiii, [1 leaf], 304. with half-title in Vol. II only. 2 engraved maps (1 folding), 12 chromolithographed plates, & 23 wood-engraved text illus. (1 full-page). modern half calf, top edge gilt (extremities bit rubbed, occasional light foxing & marginal soiling, short repaired marginal tear in folding map). First Edition. Hind, a professor of chemistry at the University of Toronto, had previously been engaged as a geologist by the Canadian government on the Red River and Assiniboine and Saskatchewan surveying expeditions of 1857-58. In 1861, in company with his brother, artist William George Richardson Hind, he explored Labrador along the Montagnais route, from the Bay of Seven Islands on the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, overland through the interior by the Moisie River to Hamilton Inlet on the Labrador coast. In addition to providing a detailed report on the topography and natural history of the country, Hind’s narrative also contains much interesting detail regarding the Esquimaux, Montagnais, Nasquapee and Abenakis Indians, their customs and way of life. Historical accounts are given of the various Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Moravian missions established there, as well as of the political and commercial importance of the Labrador peninsula and Newfoundland fisheries. The chromolithographed plates, after original watercolours by W.G.R.Hind, are particularly striking, and vividly portray the Labrador landscape, the events of the journey, and various aspects of local aboriginal life. Dionne II 1465. Field 700. Lande 442. Morgan p. 189. O’Dea 675. Sabin 31933. TPL 4069. Watters p. 966. Story pp. 358 & 418.. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

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

      London: Frederick Arnold, 1863. Chapbook rebound with original covers into blue cloth covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Decorated endpages. Cloth darkened at outer extremities of boards and spine; small stain to rear board. Some light wear to head and heel of spine. Usual age darkening to pages, with stain to original front cover and through to page 11. Ex libris plate to the front pastedown.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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      [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 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."

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        H. M. S. "Encounter" at Ningpo. 1862

      London: Paul Jerrard & Son, 170 Fleet Street, circa 1863. Hand-coloured lithograph. In excellent condition with the exception of three small tears in bottom margin. Two yellow stains in upper edge of sheet. Image size: 9 15/16 x 14 ¼ inches. 12 7/8 x 17 inches. A beautiful lithograph of the H. M. S. "Encounter" in Ningpo harbor, during the Tiaping Rebellion. This bold print depicts the battleship H. M. S. "Encounter" at port in Ningpo harbor. From 1850 to 1864 China was engulfed in a bloody civil war known as the Taiping Rebellion. The rebellion was led by Hung Hsiu-ch'üan, a visionary from Guangdong who evolved a political creed influenced by elements of Christianity. His object was to replace the existing Qing Dynasty with a new dynasty, the Taiping. Widespread discontent brought Hsiu-ch'üan many adherents, especially among the poorer classes, and the movement spread with great violence through the eastern valley of the Chang River. The rebels captured Nanjing in 1853 and made it their capital. Britain at first sympathized with the rebellion, but upon realizing that the Qing dynasty might collapse, an event that would effectively eliminate the possibility of foreign trade with China, (i.e. the huge opium trade) lent troops in support of the royal army. The British navy was deployed off the Chinese coast, and the military led the army against the Taiping rebels. Weakened by strategic blunders and internal dissension, the Taiping rebels were finally defeated in 1864. More than 20 million people died in the Rebellion. The "Encounter" was built in 1846, a "screw sloop". It was used in the 2nd Opium War, participating in the attack on Canton, "breaching its walls", according to a newspaper account. The "Encounter" was broken up soon after the action depicted in this print, in 1863.

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        The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire,

      james S. Virtue. Hardcover. 1/4 leather bound Vol I & II. Light wear to boards although in both volumes there is a bit of separation at the hinges but still intact, content clean and sharp with all the fold out maps and illustrations present, solidly bound, no DJ . Good. 1863.

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        Auswahl von 31 Karten aus Stieler's Hand-Atlas ... Schul-Ausgabe

      Gotha, Perthes 1863. 38 cm. 6 Seiten Text und 31 doppelseitige Stahlstichkarten mit Grenzkolorit. Festeinband, Leineneinband der Zeit mit Blindprägung und goldgeprägtem Umschlagtitel "Stieler's Hand-Atlas. 31 Karten - Espenhorst, ASM 2.4 A 4.1 - Die "große Schulausgabe". Mit Globenkarten (2). Europa, Europäische Staaten, Eisenbahnkarte Deutschlands, Deutsche Staaten, Asien, Afrika, Amerika (2), Australien, Gebirgsprofile. Neben den Karten kleine Pläne von Paris, London, Kopenhagen, Stockholm, Berlin, Wien, St. Petersburg, Athen. - Rücken restauriert, Karten rückseitig leicht stockfleckig -

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        Yedo and Peking

      London,, 1863.. Octavo, folding map, folding frontispiece and illustrations; a very good copy bound in contemporary half blue calf. 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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        Tales of a Wayside Inn

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields,, 1863. Octavo. Original green cloth patterned in blind, titles gilt to spine, brown coated endpapers, top edge gilt. Illustrated title page. 22 pages of publisher's advertisements at the rear. Titles bronzed, corners lightly rubbed, otherwise an excellent copy. First edition, first printing; first issue with Tales of a Wayside Inn advertised on p.11 of the advertisements as "Nearly Ready". This copy has, tipped in, a slip bearing the author's signed inscription, "yours truly, Henry W. Longfellow, 1877", and bears the ownership inscription (and armorial bookplate) of a "Mrs W. D. Hatch" dated Christmas 1863, in Willowbrook. The previous owner has marked out as a favourite the popular poem "Paul Revere's Ride" on the contents page.

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        Das Wort der Frau. Eine Festgabe von Friedrich von Heyden. Zwolste Auflage. Mit 7 Illustrationen von W. Georgy.

      Leipzig: Friedrich Brandstetter. Druck von C. Grumbach in Leipzig. In a special binding with tortoise-shell and silver details, with bookbinder's label: J. R. Herzog Buchbinderei in Leipzig, present. 1863 - Size of the binding: 6 1/8 inches x 8 in., half-title; frontispiece scene printed in pastel tints, with paper guard; design title-page printed on a light blue background; title-page; six other illustrations printed on light blue backgrounds with details in tan (some with the name: F. P. Eusche, Sc. Dresden), with paper guards. A specially made binding featuring violet silk cloth over embossed boards; the central panel of the front cover features an oval form of tortoise shell with inlaid details in silver that include flower forms, and the engraved initials: A W in shields, various sized cut steel "stones" are mounted on the front and back covers. The book edges show a painted geometric and leaf form design in red and green and yellow, with stamped gilt dots and lines, on all edges; tan silk bookmarker ribbon bound in, textured cream endpapers. Bookbinder's label present on the lower margin of the inner back cover: J. R. Herzog, Leipzig. The spine has been restored, and the worn silk cloth laid down; cover corners, edges show some wear, with the silk worn off. German script inscription in ink on the half-title, small inked name at the top of the design title-page: M. Schiller. German text. Sold as a bookbinding. Vorwort; Die Frau; Die Konigin; Die Bauern; Die Fursten; Die Braut; Das Wort. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Des Faiences et Porcelaines De Moustiers, Marseille et Autres Fabriques meridionales.

      Paris, S. Castel, 1863 - 8°, 138 S., einige Textsabb., Späterer OLwd-Bd., Exlibris a. vors., tadell. Mit Widmung des Autors a. Schmutztitel. Jean Charles Davillier, (1823-1883) grosser Sammler. Verschneket seine Sammlung an das Musée du Louvre, à la Bibliothèque nationale de France et au Musée de Sèvres. War aussedem sehr am stierkampf interessiert. 1200 gr.

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        Views in the Seven Ionian Islands

      London: Edward Lear, 1 December, 1863. Folio. Original green pebble-grained cloth, rebacked, title gilt to the upper board and the spine, blind panelling to both boards. Lithographic title page with vignette and 20 similar plates, all with later (as often) colouring, here of the highest quality. Cloth slightly rubbed, creases to both boards, minor marginal soiling, one or two short splits to the plate margins, text leaves browned as usual and one or two a touch brittle, subscriber's leaf torn without loss and repaired, a very good copy. First edition. In 1854 Lear's close friend Franklin Lushington had been appointed judge at the supreme court of justice on Corfu, "and so Lear decided to join him and make a winter home in Corfu" (ODNB). He would become extremely familiar with the island and its environs over the next 10 years. The Ionian islands were ceded to Greece in 1863, and Lear decided to try to exploit this topicality with a view book, touring the islands before his return home. There are nine views of Corfu, including the title-vignette, three each of Santa Maura, Lefkas, Cephalonia and Zante, and one each of Paxos, Ithaca, and Cerigo. The subscription list of over 300 names is headed by the Royal Library and the prince of Wales. Lear made a net profit of £300, but had to chase up payment from no less than 50 of the subscribers (Noakes, Edward Lear, the Life of a Wanderer pp. 159-161). Peter Levi considers this "The finest of Lear's productions as a traveller, because its lithographs are of such beauty and done with such care … the most desirable of all of his books" (Levi, Edward Lear: A Biography, pp. xix & 185).

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        The water-babies : a fairy tale for a land-baby / by the Rev. Charles Kingsley ; with two illustrations by J. Noel Paton, R.S.A

      London ; Cambridge : Macmillan and Co., 1863. 1st Edition. Physical description: 350p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. Summary: The Water-Babies was inspired by Kingsley's thoughts on evolution. He was one of the few clergymen to accept wholeheartedly Darwin's theories of evolution and natural selection and to devote himself to the spread of the new knowledge of nature. Subjects: Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction -- Chimney sweeps -- Fairies -- Evolution. Physical description: 350p., [2] leaves of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. Summary: The Water-Babies was inspired by Kingsley's thoughts on evolution. He was one of the few clergymen to accept wholeheartedly Darwin's theories of evolution and natural selection and to devote himself to the spread of the new knowledge of nature. Subjects: Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction -- Chimney sweeps -- Fairies -- Evolution.

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        Le Desert de Suez: Cinq Mois dans L'Isthme

      Paris - Hetzel Collection, 1863 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An account of the time that landscape artist Narcisse Berchere spent in Suez. Features a fold-out colour map of Isthmus to the rear. With armorial bookplate dated Paris 1834 to front pastedown. Narcisse Berchre was commissioned by Ferdinand de Lesseps to make a visual record of the first phase of the construction of the Suez Canal. To this end, he spent five months in the Isthmus, from November 1861 to March 1862. He is said, by his first biographer, Bernard Prost to have completed an 'album', containing 68 plans, drawings and watercolours. This 'album' was given by Berchre to Ferdinand de Lesseps, who then presented it to Emperor Napoleon III, via the Duc de Bassano. It was held at the Palais des Tuileries in Paris, where it is believed to have perished, when the Palace was burned down in 1871, at the time of the Commune. Fortunately, Narcisse Berchre also gave a verbal account of his experiences in a book, published by Jules Hetzel in 1863, Le Dsert de Suez: cinq mois dans l'Isthme. Condition: In a quarter crushed morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, very good with just a little shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean, with just occasional light spottingand occasional dusting to the top edge, not affecting the text. Ink inscription to half-title. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Die allgemeine chirurgische Pathologie und Therapie in fünfzig Vorlesungen. Ein Handbuch für Studierende und Aerzte

      Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1863 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. xx, 712 pp. 77 woodcut-engravings in text. Contemporary half calf, spine gilt (corners bumped), inner front hinge broken but firm, minor browning to text. ---- Garrison-Morton 5608; Heirs of Hippocrates 1952; Norman 235. - FIRST EDITION. "Billroth, the founder of the Vienna School of Surgery, may also be called the founder of abdominal surgery" (Norman). Two operations for cancer of the stomach were named Billroth I and II, after his work. He was one of the first to introduce the discipline of antisepsis into the Continental operating room. This important work was translated into 10 languages. -- Erste Ausgabe von Billroths bahnbrechendem Werk, das ihm den Ruf eines der besten Chirurgen seiner Epoche einbrachte. Das Werk erlebte zahlreiche Auflagen und wurde in zehn Fremdsprachen übersetzt..

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        On the Coagulation of the Blood in The Proceedings of the Royal Society, Volume 12, 1863

      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, 1863. 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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        Sinai and Palestine

      London: William MacKenzie & Co.,, [1863]. Folio. Original half tan morocco, red cloth sides, titles to spine gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Mount albumen print to half title and 36 larger albumen prints. Some typical spotting throughout, guards renewed, hinges repaired, binding rubbed. Some marks to the margins of several plates not affecting the photographs. A very good copy however the photographs excellent. Volume I of the second, enlarged edition of the work originally published in two volumes in 1859. "The prints in this edition are of a much stronger quality than those in the first edition having been gold-toned" (Gernsheim). The complete set of this publication comprises four volumes each with 37 mounted photographs. However the parts were available separately and each is compete in itself.

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        Official Reports on the Church Congress Meetings, 1863-1912

      12 12, 1863 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The official reports on the meetings of the Church Congress through the years 1863 to 1912, held at various locations across England. Includes the years 1863 Manchester, 1864 Bristol, 1865 Norwich, 1866 York, 1867 Wolverhampton, 1868 Dublin, 1869 Liverpool, 1870 Southampton, 1871 Nottingham, 1872 Leeds, 1873 Bath, 1874 Brighton, 1875 Stoke-Upon-Trent, 1876 Plymouth, 1877 Croydon, 1878 Sheffield, 1879 Swansea, 1880 Leicester, 1881 Newcastle-On-Tyne, 1882 Derby, 1883 Reading, 1884 Carlisle, 1885 Portsmouth, 1886 Wakefield, 1887Wolverhampton, 1888 Manchester, 1890 Hull, 1891 Rhyl, 1892 Folkestone, 1893 Birmingham, 1894 Exeter, 1895 Norwich, 1896 Shrewsbury, 1897 Nottingham, 1899 London, 1901 Brighton, 1902 Northampton, 1903 Bristol, 1904 Liverpool, 1905 Weymouth, 1906 Barrow-In-Furness, 1907 Great Yarmouth, 1908 Manchester, 1909 Swansea, 1910 Cambridge, 1911 Stoke-On-Trent, and 1912 Middlesbrough. One folding table of 'subjects discussed at Church Congress during ten years, viz. , 1896 to 1905' to the 1905 volume. Ink binder's stamps of Bemrose, Derby, to several volumes. With Church Congress advertisement catalogues and pages in many volumes. One gilt crested frontboard for the year 1880. Forty seven volumes complete in themselves, running from 1863 to 1912 butmissing the years 1889, 1898 and 1900. Church Congress is an annual meeting of members of the Church of England, lay and clerical, to discuss matters religious, moral or social, in which the church is interested. It has no legislative authority, and there is no voting on the questions discussed. The first congress was held in 1861 in the hall of Kings College, Cambridge, and was the outcome of the revival of convocation in 1852. From 1879 the congress included an Ecclesiastical and Educational Art Exhibition. The congress is under the presidency of the bishop in whose diocese it happens to be held. The meetings of the congress have been mainly remarkable as illustrating the wide divergences of opinion and practice in the Church of England, no less than the broad spirit of tolerance which has made this possible and honorably differentiates these meetings from so many ecclesiastical assemblies of the past. The congress of 1908 was especially distinguished, not only for the expression of diametrically opposed views on such questions as the sacrifice of the mass or the higher criticism, but for the very large proportion of time given to the discussion of the attitude of the Church towards socialism and kindred subjects. Condition: In half calf bindings. Externally generally sound although rubbed, with occasional loss to the leather, including a few spine labels. Three joints are starting, four are cracked, and one board is held by the cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Very bright and generally very clean, with some instances of light scattered spotting, usually largely confined to the first and last few pages of those volumes. St Michael and all Angels Theological College Aberdarelabels and ink stamps throughout. Two copperplate ink signatures of W. S. Dewinton, one dated 1891. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Life of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Together With the Lives of the Apostles

      nbsp;Glasgow and London - W. R. M'Phun and Son, 1863 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A lovely illustrated edition of The Life of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Christ together with The Lives of the Apostles by Rev. John Fleetwood. With numerous engraved plates throughout including to frontispiece, an illuminated, illustrated second title. With a prefatory essayDr Chalmers' Evidences of Christianity by John Eadie (1810- 1876), a Scottish theologian and biblical critic. His publications were connected with biblical criticism and interpretation, some of them being for popular use and others more strictly scientific. To the former class belong the Biblical Cyclopaedia, his edition of Alexander Cruden's Concordance, his Early Oriental History, and his discourses on the Divine Love and on Paul the Preacher; to the latter his commentaries on the Greek text of St Paul's epistles to the Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians and Galatians, published at intervals in four volumes. The Life of Christ as a narrative cycle in Christian art comprises a number of different subjects, which were often grouped in series or cycles of works in a variety of media, narrating the life of Jesus on earth, as distinguished from the many other subjects in art showing the eternal life of Christ, such as Christ in Majesty, and also many types of portrait or devotional subjects without a narrative element. Most of the subjects forming the narrative cycles have also been the subjects of individual works, though with greatly varying frequency. The most common subjects were grouped around the birth and childhood of Jesus, and the Passion of Christ, leading to his Crucifixion and Resurrection. Many cycles covered only one of these groups, and others combined the Life of the Virgin with that of Jesus. Subjects showing the life of Jesus during his active life as a teacher, before the days of the Passion, were relatively few in medieval art, for a number of reasons. From the Renaissance, and in Protestant art, the number of subjects increased considerably, but cycles in painting became rarer, though they remained common in prints and especially book illustrations. Condition: In a decorative morocco binding. Externally, generally smart but with slight wear to extremities and slight rubbing to boards, with slight marks to edges of boards and text block edge. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with some scattered foxing and handling marks. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        MANUSCRITO - ARMORIAL. SÉC. XIX - PINHO LEAL, Augusto Soares de Azevedo Barbosa.

      - BRASÕES DAS PRINCIPAIS FAMILIAS DE PORTUGAL. 1863. In 8º (de 21x15 cm) com 51 fólios inumerados. Encadernação (meia-amador) com lombada e cantos em pele. Preserva as capas de brochura do caderno de desenho com rótulo caligrafado: "Brasões". Caderno manuscrito, datado de 1863 na folha de rosto, e intitulado Brasões das Principais Famílias de Portugal, composto de 51 folhas de papel vergé (inclindo o rosto). Ilustrado com 41 desenhos de brasões primorosamente executados, uns a lápis e outros tracejados a tinta-da-china (nanquim), e mais 9 brasões com as suas cores, todos com a indicação dos respectivos metais. Contém vários títulos de posse e ex-libris que atestam da origem deste manuscrito, nomeadamente: - Ex-libris de A. V. Rebello Valente. - Assinatura de posse Marcello Rebello Valente, datada 1902 (no anterrosto). - Ex-libris oleográfico (carimbo no 4º fólio manuscrito) de Pedro A. Ferreira, Abade de Miragaya, Porto. - Nota manuscrita no anterrosto: "Adnotandum - Este Nobiliário foi escrito, desenhado, e colorido por Augusto Soares de Azevedo Barbosa de Pinho Leal, autor do Portugal antigo e moderno. É autographo authentico. [assinado] Pedro A. Ferreira". Constata-se que o autor deste manuscrito é Pinho Leal (Lisboa ou Penamacor, 1816- Porto 1884) e que o seguinte possuidor foi o Dr. Pedro Augusto Ferreira (Penajóia, Lamego, 1833 - Porto, 1913), Abade de Miragaia desde 1864 (e durante 35 anos), sendo ele co-autor com Pinho Leal do Portugal Antigo e Moderno; obra fundamental da bibliografia portuguesa. Inocêncio XVII, 187: 'Pinho Leal, benemerito auctor d'este importante diccionario (1873-1890), falleceu em 1884, quando a obra ía approximadamente em meio do tomo X e do artigo Vianna do Castello. Ficando interrompida a publicação, os editores convidaram o rev. abbade de Miragaya para a continuar e concluir, por haver sido o «primeiro cyrenéo» do auctor, como este o citou repetidas vezes no texto da obra'.'As relações de ambos eram antigas e constantes'. Refere Azevedo Soares (Eduardo de Campos de Castro) in Bibliografia Nobiliarquica Portuguesa, Braga, 1916-47; a existência deste manuscrito na página 82 (Entrada 330): "Brasões das principais familias de Portugal. – Ms. In 8º s. n. , com brasões d’armas desenhados pelo auctor. Pertence á livrª. do Dr. António Vasco Rebello Valente." Folha de rosto com belo exercício caligráfico e restante armorial com heráldica minuciosamente desenhada; respectivas descrições dos "campos de honra" dos brasões, das cores e dos esmaltes; das origens e da colocação dos "móveis" heráldicos de cada familia; e da sua pertença genealógica à data do manuscrito. O manuscrito contém um armorial inacabado, com brasões em vários estados de projecto e de acabamento, que enumeramos e comentamos na respectivamente na sequência em que se apresentam: Fólio nº2: brasão inexistente e já com descrição das Armas de Portugal [o autor, sendo combatente miguelista, poderia ter hesitado no novo grafismo liberal, da mesma forma que não figurarão seguidamente neste armorial os brasões da aristocracia liberal]. Fólio nº3: brasão a tinta-da-china com coronel e com título delineado a lápis de Sousas-Braganças do Duque de Lafões, Marquês de Arronches e Conde de Miranda do Corvo. Fólio 3 verso: brasão delineado a lápis de Alencastres-Ponce de Leão-Mascarenhas do Duque de Aveiro e Conde de Vila Nova de Portimão. Fólio 4: brasão a tinta-da-china de Álvares Pereira de Mello-Portugais-Braganças-Faros do Duque de Bragança, Duque do Cadaval, Marquês de Valença, Conde de Vimioso e Conde de Ourém. Fólio nº5: brasão a tinta-da-china de Sás e Almeidas do Marquês de Abrantes. Fólio nº 5 verso: brasão a tinta-da-china de Silvas-Telles do Marquês d’Alegrete. Fólio nº6 brasão a tinta-da-china de Castros e Noronhas do Marquês de Cascais e Conde de Monsanto. Fólio nº6 verso: brasão a tinta-da-china de Mascaranhas-Silvas do Marquês da Fronteira, Marquês de Gouveia, Conde d’Alva, Conde de Coculim (Índia), Conde de Sandomil, Conde da Torre e Co

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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. 1st Edition. 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.

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        English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants

      London : Robert Hardwicke, 1863 '3rd edition enlarged, re-arranged according to the natural orders, and entirely revised. With descriptions of all the species by the editor.' 12 volume set complete dating from 1863- 1886. With 1922 partly hand coloured listed plates and 16 additional 'bis' plates. This copy was bound for Brentford and Chiswick Public Libraries and is in an extremely robust half leather and buckram binding. All the plates have been secured iindividually so there has been no risk of loss, and minimal damage. The bindings have gilt titles and the library number in gilt on the spine. Overall the library marking consists of a bookplate on the front pastedown; a withdrawn stamp usually on a preliminary; 2-3 small circular stamps in a margin of the text pages; and a small circular stamp in the bottom right hand corner of each plate. The bindings are all in very good condition. Internally there tends to be some slight creasing and spotting to the preliminaries and end leaves. Text pages are in very good condition. Plates are generally very clean but there is some occasional spotting - as noted below. Vol I - 1863; Vol II - 1865 - plate CXCV is double and its number has been pasted on; some plates have light spotting; Vol III - 1864 - occasional spotting; Vol IV - 1865, some light spotting, 2 plates have slight vertical crease; Vol V - 1878; Vol VI - 1880 - plates numbers change to arabic numerals, catalogue of George Bell & Sons August 1884 at rear; Vol VII - 1880, catalogue of George Bell & Sons December 1885 at rear; Vol VIII - 1883, plate MCCLXVII has plate number hand written on and tape to reinforce side margin; Vol IX - 1883; Vol X - 1883, library label removed leaving glue marks on front paste-down; Vol XI - 1886, catalogue of George Bell & Sons December 1885 at rear; Vol XII - 1886, library label removed leaving glue marks on front pastedown.

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        The Capital of the Tycoon. A Narrative of a Three Years' Residence in Japan. Complete in 2 volumes

      London:: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green,, 1863.. First edition.. Hardcover. Large 8vo. (8.75 x 5.75 inches). 2 volumes: pp.xxxi, 469; x, 539, 24 (publisher's adverts). 16 chromolithographic plates, hors-texte, with tissue guards. Numerous woodcuts in text. 2 fold-out colour maps, trifle creased. Original green pictorial cloth, blocked in gilt, stamped in blind. Cloth rubbed, scuffed, marked. Brown coated endpapers. Inner hinges a trifle pulled. Some very light spotting, mainly to blank sides of plates, and a trifle to margins. O/w contents clean and bright. A Very Good set. Many pages unopened. Very heavy books, requiring much extra postage overseas.

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        Map of the ceded part of Dakota Territory: showing also portions of Minnesota, Iowa & Nebraska ... Second edition, July 1863

      St. Paul, Minnesota: B.M. Smith and A. J. Hill, 1863. 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. 17 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches. 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

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        MEXICO Y Sus ALREDEDORES. Coleccion de Vistas Trajes y Monumentos Por C. Castro, J. Campillo, L. Auda, Y. G. Rodriguez

      Portal del Coliseo Viejo, Mexico:: Publicacion de Decaen Editor, Ejecutado en el Establecimiento Litog. de Decaen.. 1863 - 1864.. Folio. 15-5/8" x 11-7/8". Later issue, ca 1869. Cf. Abbey TRAVEL, 672; Sabin 48590.. Modern tan quarter leather binding, with marbled paper boards.. Binding - Fine. Plates: x-lib, with the occasional marginal stamp.. Paper repair to some plate versos [title leaf most notably]. Some. foxing & browning, but not excessively so. Withal, a respectable VG. copy of this important work on Mexico.. "... one of the most significant lithographic productions in the history of the art ... This is the most important work illustrating Mexico City in the nineteenth century." [Mathes. MEXICO ON STONE, pp. 29 - 30]. . Lithographed title leaf. 45 lithographed images on 42 plates. 11 full color; remainder tinted. Plate captions in English, Spanish & French.

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        Biblia graeca 1863 - Novum Testamentum Sinaiticum. Sive Novum Testamentum cum epistola Barnabae et fragmentis pastoris. Ex Codice Sinaitico ... descripsit Aenotheus (Lobegott) Fridericus Constantinus Tischendorf

      Leipzig, Brockhaus 1863. 33 cm. 81, (1) S., 148 Blatt mit 2 gefalteten lithographierten Tafeln (Faksimiles). Festeinband, Ledereinband der Zeit mit Blindprägung und Vergoldung - ADB 38, 372 - BBKL 12, 167ff - Brockhaus 1905-2005 I, 245 - Darlow / Moule 4877 (vgl.) - Diese Ausgabe des Neuen Testaments ist ein Ergebnis von Tischendorfs dritter Nahostreise im Jahr 1859. Diese Expedition erbrachte unter anderem den Handschriftenfund des "Codex Sinaiticus" mit dem vollständigen Text der neutestamentlichen Bücher und des bis dahin nur aus acht Handschriften fragmentarisch bekannten Barnabasbriefes (BBKL). Rücken und Ecken restauriert, Tafeln in der Ecke Wasserrand - Sprache / Language: Griechisch / Greek -

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

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

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        Inscriptions in the Phoenician Character. Now Deposited in the British Museum, Discovered on the Site of Carthage, During Researches, at the Expense of Her Majesty's Government, in the Years 1856, 1857, and 1858

      [London] Printed by the Order of the Trustees,, 1863. Book. Large oblong folio, pp. [iv] + 32 lithographed plates (detailing 90 separate inscriptions) and 32 accompanying text leaves (transcription, transliteration into roman characters and and commentary). Modern blue half morocco over grey paper boards, lettered direct. Dr. Nathan Davis (1812 - 1882) was an American traveller and archaeologist who lived in a Moorish Palace outside Tunis and was engaged in excavations at Carthage and Utica on behalf of the British Museum in the 1850s. Most of the 200 or so Punic and neo-Punic stelae from Carthage in the British Museum’s collections derive from his activities. His other published works include “Carthage and her Remains”.

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      London, Chapman and Hall, 1863.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION, 1863. 8vo, approximately 195 x 130 mm, 7½ x 5 inches, illustrated with line drawings in the text, pages: [i-iii], iv-xii, [1], 2-268, original publisher's dark green pebble cloth, gilt lettering to spine, blind decoration to covers, original pale yellow endpapers, small binder's ticket on last pastedown (Bone and Son). Binding slightly rubbed, pale patches to covers, first inner paper hinge cracked, pale foxing mostly to margins, occasional small pale brown spot, 1 page has a small pale stain, neat ink inscription at top of title page "J. W. Hinchcliffe from his friend the translator", otherwise a very good copy in the original cloth binding. Robert-Houdin possessed the ability of creative genius. His originality was aided by his vast knowledge in the technology of clockmaking. It was his knowledge of complex mechanisms which led to his development of "Automata," of which one of his most famous automatons was "The Orange Tree." Escape artist icon Harry Houdini (born Ehrich Weiss) was so impressed by Robert-Houdin that after reading his autobiography in 1890, Ehrich adopted the stage name of "Houdini" in honor of Robert-Houdin. See: Raymond Toole Stott, A Bibliography of English Conjuring 1581-1876, page 201, no, 607; Clarke and Blind, Bibliography of Conjuring, page, 65; Harry Price, Short-title catalogue of works on psychical research, page 327; Sotheby's J. B. Findlay Collection, Part II, no 562. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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      San Francisco and New York: A. Roman & Co., 1863.. [4],124pp., plus errata slip and large folding map. Original black pebbled cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Light shelfwear, cloth very lightly sunned. A few instances of neat pencil highlighting. Very good. A presentation copy, inscribed "with the compliments of the author" on the front free endpaper. Second edition, after the first of 1859, which was published in New York. Another edition followed in New York in 1864, though of the three this 1863 edition is the only one to include a map. This second edition is revised and enlarged with considerably more material than the first, drawn from travels and observations made by Mowry in the ensuing years. The map, lithographed by Fishbourne in San Francisco, shows Arizona and Sonora, with gold, silver, and copper mine locations in Arizona, and also shows the route of the Overland Mail from El Paso to Fort Yuma. Drawn by J.B. Mills, Mowry calls the map "as accurate as any yet published." The text includes lengthy sections on the mines of the area. "...the second and third editions contain new material concerning mining developments" - Wagner-Camp. Of the three editions, this San Francisco edition is the most desirable, due to the presence of the map. HOWES M869, "aa." WAGNER-CAMP 336:2. SABIN 51211. STREETER SALE 495. GRAFF 2920 (note).

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      London - Smith, Elder and Co, 1863 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Romola by mary Anne Evans under her pen name, George Eliot. Complete in three volumes. Bound by Bemrose of Derby, with a binder's stamp to each front pastedown. With an ink inscription to the title page of volume I, 'To my dear wife, 1st May 1865'. Romola (186263) is a historical novel by George Eliot set in the fifteenth century, and is a deep study of life in the city of Florence from an intellectual, artistic, religious, and social point of view. It first appeared in fourteen parts published in Cornhill Magazine from July 1862 (vol. 6, no. 31) to August 1863 (vol. 8, no. 44). The story takes place amidst actual historical events during the Italian Renaissance, and includes in its plot several notable figures from Florentine history. Condition: In half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear and loss to one leather spine label. Internally, firmly bound. No advertisement page to volume II. Bright with the odd spot and an ink mark to verso of one title page, offset to facing page. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Exploration.--British North America. The Journals, Detailed Reports, and Observations relative to the Exploration, by Captain Palliser, of that portion of British North America, which, in latitude, lies between the British boundary line and the height of land or watershed of the northern or frozen ocean respectively, and in longitude, between the western shore of Lake Superior and the Pacific Ocean during the years 1857, 1858, 1859, and 1860. Presented to both houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty, 19th May, 1863

      London: Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode, for H.M. Stationery Office, 1863. Folio. (13 x 8 1/4 inches). 9 pp. of geological profiles. Original wrappers, rebacked to style. Housed in a blue chemise and morocco backed box. Rare: the most extensive of the British Parlimentary blue books published as a record of this important official expedition, with an appropriate provenance. In this work are published the journals of Palliser and his companions, togther with their findings made during the expedition along the Canadian side of the 49th parallel: "an expedition which demonstrated to American expansionists the interest of the imperial [British] government in the west" (Irene Spry). George Gibbs, a Harvard graduate, was an ethnologist, linguist and acknowledged expert on the language and culture of the Indians of the Pacific Northwest. The lure of gold drew Gibbs to the west in 1848, where he was eventually appointed Collector of the Port of Astoria, Oregon Territory. He subsequently served on two of the most important of the US surveys: from 1853 to 1855 he worked as a geologist and ethnologist on the Isaac Stevens Pacific Railroad Survey of the 47th and 49th parallels. From 1857 to 1862, Gibbs served as geologist and interpreter on the Northwest Boundary Survey. He then moved to Washington, D.C., where, under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution, he undertook studies of Indian languages. The present work has been signed on the cover by Gibbs and has had two 'aide- memoire' notes added by him concerning an area where he had travelled and recorded the geology, and identifying the sections in the report which dealt with Native American langauges. John Palliser, a prominent Irish landowner, led this important expedition, the main published results of which were a series of four reports, of which the present is by far the most extensive. These reports "provided the first comprehensive, careful, and impartial observations to be published about the southern prairies and Rocky Mountains in what is now Canada. An essential source of information for the precursors of settlement, such as the North-West Mounted Police, the boundary surveyors, railway planners (notably Sir Sandford Fleming), and other travellers, they are still useful. They added considerably to geographical knowledge of the region, and established that an extensive "fertile belt," well suited for stock-raising and cultivation, bordered the semi-arid prairie land of the south which is today known as "Palliser's Triangle." They emphasized the difficulty and expense of any possible route from Fort William (Thunder Bay, Ont.) to Red River, the old NWC canoe route. Settlers with cattle would prefer the much easier route through the United States; only mineral discoveries would provide economic justification for a route north of the border. They concluded that, though a railway might be built through the Rockies by one or other of the passes examined by the expedition, the cost of pushing road or rail through to the Pacific by any route entirely within British territory would be prohibitive. They urged the importance of providing for the future of the Indian inhabitants of the west before the buffalo disappeared and settlers began to flood into the country. The expedition had itself managed to avoid any serious clash with the plains Indians, but foresaw danger when settlement began." (Irene M. Spry, writing for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online). Graff 3167; Lowther 208; Peel 238; Sabin 58331; Streeter sale 3728; Wagner-Camp 338:3; Wheat Transmississippi West 5: pp.36-7, 83-5

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      London 1863 - Included are a first issue copy (with the solid diamond and rule ornament on the title) of the 4-page leaflet (4-1/4" x 6-3/4") published by Moxon and the version illuminated by Owen Jones (8-1/4" x 11-1/2") and published by Day & Son Lithographers to the Queen. The latter version is disbound and has a running stain in the lower left corner almost entirely in the margin. Both are housed in a cloth slipcase with a leather label. Accompanying the two texts is a one-page AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS) completely in Tennyson's hand dated 30 March 1863, addressed to "Gentlemen" and obviously directed to Day & Son. In full: "Accept my best thanks for your kindness. I think you made very beautiful use of my words and I do not wonder at the applause illicited [sic] by your illumination. Believe me. Your very obedient servant. A. Tennyson." The signature is a bit faded with mounting traces on the verso. A rare example of Tennyson praising one of his publishers. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Small archive of manuscript documents by Commanders of the Southern Atlantic Blockading Squandron S. F. Dupont and J. A. Dahlgren relating to the Union blockade and the first and second Battles of Charleston Harbor

      Off Charleston or Morris Island: July 1863 - February 1864. The archive is comprised of the following six manuscript documents, housed together in a modern blue morocco backed box: 1) Samuel Francis DUPONT. Manuscript document signed, headed "Order of Battle and Plan of Attack upon Charleston SC." "Off Charleston", 5 April 1863. 3pp. on 3 sheets tall 4to paper. "...The ships will open fire on Fort Sumter when within easy range, and will take up a position to the Northward and Westward of that fortification engaging its left or northwest face at a distance of from 600 to 800 yards firing low and aiming at the centre embrasure. The Commanding Officers will instruct their Officers and men to carefully avoid wasting a shot, and will enjoin them the necessity of precision rather than rapidity of fire ..." 2) John Adolphus DAHLGREN. Manuscript letter signed, to his senior officers, concerning Confederate Ironsides, written during the Battles of Fort Wagner. Aboard the Flag steamer Dinsmore, off Morris Island, 15 July 1863. 1p., single sheet of 4to ruled paper. "As the Ironsides is now within the Bar, renewed vigilance will be required to observe any attempt of the enemy's Iron Clads to pass out and attack the wooden vessels. If such should occur, the vessel which observes it will show three rockets in rapid succession ... One of the Monitors held in readiness for such an emergency will be towed out at once to engage ..." 3) John Adolphus DAHLGREN. Manuscript document signed, orders concerning the Confederate steamer the Sumter. Aboard the Flag steamer Dinsmore, 21 July 1863. 1p., single sheet of 4to ruled paper. "... the Confederate Stmr. Sumter is announced as having started from Liverpool on the 4th inst. for Nassau. This vessel has on board some very heavy ordnance probably for Fort Sumter ... There are therefore additional reasons for the capture of this vessel and no effort should be spared to this end ..." 4) John Adolphus DAHLGREN. Manuscript document signed, orders detailing the plan of Battle for the Second Battle of Charleston Harbor. Aboard the Flag Steamer Dinsmore, Off Morris Island, 14 August 1863. 2pp., folded sheet of tall 4to blue paper. "A joint operation has been agreed on by General Gillmore and myself which it is expected will commence to-day..." 5) John Adolphus DAHLGREN. Manuscript document signed, ordering a detachment of Marines on board the South Carolina. Flag Steamer Philadelphia off Morris Island, 5 February 1864. 1 p., single quarto sheet ruled paper. 6) John Adolphus DAHLGREN. Autograph letter signed, to an unnamed recipient but evidently a member of his senior staff, concerning Lieutenant Commander T. H. Eastman. On board the Philadelphia, 5 February 1864. 2pp., folded 8vo sheet. Incredible Civil War archive relating to the first and second Battles of Charleston Harbor. Charleston Harbor, the site of Fort Sumter and the first shots of the Civil War, held great symbolic importance to both the Union and Confederacy. Following their disastrous loss to Robert E. Lee's Confederate army at the Battle of Chancellorsville in May of 1863, Union leaders pressed for a naval attempt on taking the Confederate-held harbor in an attempt to bolster the war cause. The Commander of the Southern Atlantic Blockading Squandron S. F. DuPont was opposed to the idea, as he felt a naval attack could not succeed without ground support, which was unavailable and already stretched thin across much of Virginia. However, with several new Union Ironclads ready to launch, DuPont was ordered to attack. Included in this archive is Dupont's orders detailing the plan and order of attack, written two days before the first Battle of Charleston Harbor. In his plan of attack, nine Union Ironclads would proceed past Morris Island, absorbing but not returning fire from the Confederate batteries there, to within 600 to 800 yards of Fort Sumter. Precise shots from the Ironclads aiming low at the center embrasure would reduce the fort. Weather delayed the attack, which began in the afternoon of April 7. The Ironclads, though largely impenetrable to shot from Morris Island or Charleston, were slow and difficult to maneuver. The lead ship, the USS Weehawken fouled on grappling hooks from a torpedo raft, the USS New Ironsides drifted and nearly grounded and the ferocity of Confederate bombardment kept the Union ships well away from Fort Sumter. The attack failed miserably and the Union Ironclads were forced to retreat. Although casualties were light, the USS Keokuk, whose experimental armor made from a base of alternating iron bars and planks of wood would prove too light for the heavy barrage, would sink in shallow water off Morris Island. Blame for the loss fell squarely on the shoulders of Dupont and he was removed from command and replaced with J. A. Dahlgren. In July of 1863, the second Battle of Fort Wagner (made famous by the charge of the 54th Massachusetts) would besiege the beach head fortification on nearby Morris Island. The present archive includes three important documents signed by Dahlgren concerning the naval involvement in that important battle, including the order of battle for the Union squandron's second attempt on Fort Sumter. Although successful in laying much of the fort to rubble, Charleston and Fort Sumter would remain in Confederate hands until Sherman's army marched through South Carolina in 1865. Cf. Stephen R. Wise, The Gate of Hell: Campaign for Charleston Harbor, 1863, (Columbia, S.C.: 1994).

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        David Elginbrod

      1863. first edition. George MacDonald's First Novel, in the Original Cloth,Not in Sadleir or WolffMACDONALD, George. David Elginbrod. In Three Volumes. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1863.First edition of the author’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.“In 1855 [MacDonald] published his first book, a long dramatic poem on the subject of married love and misunderstanding entitled Within and Without; its admirers included Tennyson, Lady Byron and Charles Kinglsey…In 1857 he published a collection of poems. He and his family made a home for atime at Hastings on the south coast, where the air was though to be good for his lungs, and there he began to write ‘a kind of fairy tale…in the hope that it will pay me better than the more evidently series work’. 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 sturggling 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’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’s Literature).“The germ of this novel was an epitaph related by Charles Manby Smith, a journalist, at a supper attended by MacDonald…the epitaph appears invol. I, ch. XIII: ‘Here lie I, Martin Elginbrodde:/Hae mercy o' my soul, Lord God;/As I wad do, were I Lord God,/And ye were Martin Elginbrodde.’ 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 'a good 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. ‘Smith, Elder & Co. [who had published his Phantastes but had then refused his first novel, Seekers and Finders—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’ (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’s London, July 10, 1986, lot 96, £320.00, to Maggs).Shaberman, George MacDonald: A Bibliographical Study, 14. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

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        The Works of John Milton in Verse and Prose, 8 Volumes

      London: Bickers and Bush, 1863.. Octavo. Full brown leather, red and green labels, gilt decorated spine, dull, marbled pages edges, marbled eps. Printed from the ogirinal editions with a Life of the Author by the Rev. John Mitford. Volume one has potrait frontis, folded family tree and folded facsimile agreement between John Milton and Mr Symons. Owner's name in each volume. Volume one lacks fep and volume two upper spine edge showing signs of splitting. In good condition, minor foxing. Extra postage will be necessary, considerably more than quoted by Abe.

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        (Edward William) An Arabic-English Lexicon, derived from the best and most copious Eastern sources; comprising a very large collection of words and significations omitted in the Kamoos, with supplements to its abridged and defective explanations, ample grammatical and critical comments, and examples in prose and verse.... In Two Books: the first containing all the classical words and significations commonly known to the learned among the Arabs: the second [not published], those that are of rare occurrence and not commonly known.

      Williams and Norgate, London and Edinburgh, 1863-93 . first edition, 8 Parts in 2 Vols., stout imp.4to., sporadic slight foxing; sturdy contemp. half blue morocco, gilt, some rubbing to extremities, very good From the library of Professor William Montgomery Watt (1909-2006), a distinguished Arabic scholar and one of the leading non-Muslim interpreters of Islam in the West. Lane's magnum opus, published over a period of thirty years, the last three volumes appearing posthumously (edited and supplemented by his great-nephew Stanley Lane-Poole, who also wrote the primary biography of the author which is prefixed to part vi). "A work of such fundamental importance and of such matchless excellence that praise for it is quite superfluous.... It is a sufficient tribute to its unique greatness, that to this day it remains supreme in the field of arabic lexicography: no scholar or group of scholars has produced anything to supplant it." (A.J. Arberry, "The Lexicographer: Edward William Lane" in Oriental Essays: Portraits of Seven Scholars, Allen & Unwin, 1960). Arberry's words are no less true fifty years later.

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        Excursions. By Henry D. Thoreau

      Boston, Ticknor & Fields, 1863. 319 p. incl. portrait front.; 18 cm. Contents: Biographical sketch by R. W. Emerson; Natural history of Massachusetts. A walk to Wachusett. The landlord. A winter walk. The succession of forest trees. Walking. Autumnal tints. Wild apples. Night and moonlight. First edition of Thoreau's third book, the first with his likeness, edited by Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882, and Sophia E. Thoreau. BAL 5263; Burst A3, 1 a. Stock#NS0284. VG in original green binder's cloth.

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        Pomologie de la France: ou, Histoire et description de tous les fruits cultivés en France et admis par le Congrès pomologique institué par la Société impériale d'horticulture pratique du Rhône

      J. Nigon, Paris 1863 - 1873 - 8 vol.grds in-8o non paginés.Demi chagrin brun aux plats cartonnés recouverts de papier marbré.Reliures frottées Coiffes partiellement abîmées .Intérieur bon sauf le texte de la pl. 58 du 1er vol.qui est tâchées et quelques rousseurs éparses. Liste des planches lithographiées en noir et blanc, légèrement sépia. T. I, Poires Planches 1 à 60 T. II, Poires 61 à 110 T. III, Poires 111 à 151 puis pommes 1 à 7 T. IV, Poires 132 à 158 puis pommes 8 à 48 T. V, Poires 159 et 160 Pommes 49 et 50 Coings 1 et 2 Nèflier1 Abricots 1 à 6 Pêche 1 à 30 et Prunes 1 à 5 T.VI Pommes 51 à 54 Cerises 2,3,6,7 et 8 Prunes 6 à 26 Abricots 7 à 10 Raisins 1 à 9 et 11. T.VII Poires 161 et 162 Pommes 55 et 56 Cerises 4,1,9,10à 23,Prunes 27à 29 Raisins 12 à 23 T.VIII Abricots 11 et 12 Cerises 24,à 28 Framboises 1à 4 Cassis 1 et 2 Groselles 1 à 5 Poires 163 à 173 Pêches 31 Pommes 57 à 67 Prune 30 Raisins Planches 24 à 26. Inventaire complet exact des planches lithos.Tout est là. L'ancien possesseur a joint à sa collection une table des matières, alphabétique par fruits en indiquant le No de la planche et celui du volume ou elle se trouve .Manuscrit relié comme la pomologie. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Lettera dei cristiani della Gran Bretagna : a tutti i figli d'Israel : che sono dispersi fra le nazione / per Il Rev. C. L. Lauria

      Livorno : A. B. Zecchini 1863 - Description: 22p. ; 15.5cm. Subjects: Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity. Notes: Include Hebrew text on title page. Language: Italian. Very good copy in a contemporary binding of cloth-backed boards. MS title label to spine. Some dust-dulling and rubbing to the spine bands and panel edges. Pen inscription to ffep. Outer margin guillotined without any textual loss. Remains particularly well-preserved. 1 Kg. 22 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        MONUMENTS FUNERAIRES choisis dans les cimetières de Paris et des principales villes de France.

      - Paris, A.Morel et Cie éditeurs, 1863, 33x44. Reliure en demi chagrin. Dos à 5 nerfs avec titre et tomaison. Ouvrage contenant 144 gravures et dessins, dont deux frontispices. Dos et gouttières fatigués, traces d'usure sur les plats et quelques marques à l'intérieur (envoi de photo sur demande). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Gettysburg Address-First Day of Printing, New York

      New York 1863 - Newspaper, The World, New York, November 20, 1863. 8 pp., 15 3/8 x 23 in. ".It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the refinished work that they have thus so far nobly carried on.A rare first day of publication newspaper, with Lincoln's timeless embodiment of American ideals prominently placed.This printing from November 20, the day after the Address, contains Lincoln's speech on the front page. This original issue also includes Edward Everett's speech, a report on the ceremonies, and a map of the "Great National Soldiers' Cemetery at Gettysburg." Also for sale as part of the Ultimate Lincoln Collection.Partial Transcript"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. (Applause.) Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We are met to dedicate a portion of it as the final resting place of those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it far above our power to add or detract. (Applause.) The world will little note nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. (Applause.) It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the refinished work that they have thus so far nobly carried on. (Applause.) It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion: that we here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain (applause): that the nation shall, under God, have a new birth of freedom, and that governments of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth. (Long continuous applause.)"The text is the Associated Press version, delivered by telegraph from the battlefield ceremonies. There are some slight variations between different newspapers and typesetters in terms of punctuation and capitalization, but the original AP version is easily identifiable by the use of the phrase "to the refinished work ." instead of the more appropriate "to the unfinished work."Additional differences between this and other versions of the text include:"We are met to dedicate" is "We have come to dedicate" in Lincoln's written copies.the word "poor," heard by some reporters and present in both of Lincoln's drafts, is excluded here: " far above our [poor] power to add or detract" "carried on" is found here and in Lincoln's second draft, but he replaced it with "advanced" in subsequent drafts: "have thus so far [so] nobly [carried on advanced]"

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        A Copperhead Newspaper Prints, Then Criticizes, the Emancipation Proclamation

      New York, N.Y. 1863 - Newspaper. New York Journal of Commerce. New York, N.Y., January 3, 1863. 4 pp., 24 x 32 1/2 in. An early report of the Emancipation Proclamation, where the editors describe Lincoln's bold move as "a farce coming in after a long tragedy.Most of the people regard it as a very foolish piece of business." Also for sale as part of the Ultimate Lincoln Collection.Historical BackgroundThe Emancipation Proclamation was the single most important act of Lincoln's presidency. Its text reveals the major themes of the Civil War: the importance of slavery to the war effort on both sides; the courting of border states; Lincoln's hopes that the rebellious states could somehow be convinced to reenter the Union; the role of black soldiers; Constitutional and popular constraints on emancipation; the place of African Americans in the United States, and America's place in a worldwide movement toward the abolition of slavery. In sounding the death knell for slavery and the "Slave power," the President took a decisive stand on the most contentious issue in American history, and the United States joined other western nations in embracing a future of free labor.In addition to the moral impact of this "sincerely believed.act of justice," the Proclamation aided the Union cause tangibly and decisively. Because it focused on territory still held by the Confederacy, only small numbers of slaves (compared to the total slave population) were immediately freed. However, the Proclamation deprived the South of essential labor by giving all slaves a reason to escape to Union lines. Failing that, it freed slaves immediately upon the Union Army's occupation of Confederate territory. The Proclamation also encouraged the enlistment of black soldiers, who made a crucial contribution to the Union war effort. Moreover, England and France, who had already abolished slavery, were restrained from supporting the Confederacy, which would have been in their own economic interests. Lincoln summed up the Proclamation's importance in 1864: "no human power can subdue this rebellion without using the Emancipation lever as I have done."Nonetheless, the editors of the Journal of Commerce disagreed, and their opinion reflects the truly controversial nature of the act for many contemporary Americans.

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        NUOVA ENCICLOPEDIA popolare italiana

      Unione Tipografico-Editrice 1863-1866 NUOVA ENCICLOPEDIA popolare italiana ovvero dizionario generale di scienza, lettere, arti, storia, geografia. Seconda tiratura della quinta edizione conforme alla quarta interamente riveduta di più migliaia di articoli e di molte incisioni sì in legno che in rame. Torino, Unione Tipografico-Editrice, 1863-1866. In 8vo. 24 volumi di testo più 1 volume di atlante. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle, dorsi a cordoni con titolo e fregi in oro.

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