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        The invasion of the Crimea : its origin and an account of its progress down to the death of Lord Ragla / by Alexander William Kinglake [complete in 8 volumes]

      Edinburgh and ; London : W. Blackwood and Sons, 1863-87, 1863. 1st Edition. Description: 8v.: illus., maps (some fold.) ; 23cm. Subjects: Crimean War, 1853-1856. Contents: v. 1 Transactions which brought on the war. 4th ed. 1863--v. 2 Invasion of the Crimea. 4th ed. 1863.--v. 3 Siege of Sebastopol. 2d ed. 1868.--v. 4 Battle of Balaclava. 2d ed. 1868.--v. 5 Battle of Inkerman. 1st ed. 1875.--v. 6 The winter troubles. 1st ed. 1880.--v. 7 From the morrow of Inkerman to the fall of Canrobert. 1st ed. 1887--v. 8 From the opening of Pelissier's command to the death of Lord Raglan. Good to very good copies in original gilt blocked, blind-tooled cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown of volume 1. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Vol. 8 is an unread copy with unopened pages.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Ausgeführte Constructionen des Ingenieurs. Abteilung 1. Mit Atlas "XLIII (43) Tafeln zur angewandten Baukunde des Ingenieurs"

      Stuttgart, Mäcken 1863. 24 cm. Atlas: 35 x 26 cm.; in 2 Bänden; 16, 216 Seiten mit 43 lithographierten Tafeln (42 doppelblattgroß und 1 mehrfach gefaltet), davon 3 farbig. Festeinband, Halbledereinband der Zeit mit Rückenschild - DBA 72, 26 (vgl.) - Metzeltin 213 (vgl.) - Erschien als Band 5 (Supplement), Abteilung 1 seines großen Werkes "Handbuch der Ingenieur-Wissenschaft". Erstausgabe. Beschreibt fertiggestellte Bauwerke und die vorbereitenden Berechnungen, und a. Brücken, Bahnhofshallen, Kunstbauten unter Wasser, Straßenbau, Wasserleitungen, Hebewerk, Schwimmbad. Der Atlas mit Darstellung der Bauten, Schnittzeichnungen und Details: Schwimmbad zu Baden-Baden, Brücke über die Murg bei Rastatt, Bahnhofshalle zu Winterthur, Bahnhof zu Würzburg, eiserne Brücke über die Oos bei Baden, Wasserleitung in Rastatt mit Wasserturm und Pumpwerk, Hebewerk im Hafen zu Mannheim, Brücke über die Murg bei Bermersbach, Eisenbahnbrücke zu Neckarelz. Kanten teilweise berieben, Tafeln stellenweise stockfleckig. Becker (1817 - 1884), 1845 - 1855 Professor der Ingenieurschule zu Karlsruhe, wurde 1876 als Mitglied der Generaldirektion der badischen Staatseisenbahnen Leiter größerer Eisenbahn- und Wasserbauten. - Mäcken's Bibliothek technischer Wissenschaften 5, 1 -

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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        The Freemasons Magazine and Masonic Mirror. New Series. Volumes VIII-XV, XVIII-XXI. January 1863 - December 1866, January 1868 - December 1869

      London: Published for the Proprietor, Bro. Wm. Smith. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1863-1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Four of the six bound volumes have a moderate degree of old mould stains at the endpapers and to the margins of the first few and last few leaves. The text is still completely readable, and it is still overall a good set for all except those with a particular antipathy to any sign of mould. Gutters broken at rear hinges on two volumes. The leather is still strong and supple. A few 3/8" superficial chips and scrapes to leather spines. Moderate rubbing and some small losses to marbled paper on boards of some volumes.; Twelve volumes bound in six. An almost complete run from 1863 to 1869, lacking the two volumes for the year 1867. Half leather and marbled boards. Page dimensions: 283 x 200mm. ; 4to .

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        History of the Reformation in Europe

      78 - London - Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1863 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A history of the Protestant Reformation in Europe. Translated from the French by William L. R. Cates. Volumes I and IIcovers Geneva and France, Volumes III covers France, Switzerland and Geneva,Volume IV covers England, Geneva, France, Germany and Italy, Volume V covers England, Geneva and Ferrera,Volume VIcovers Scotland, Switzerland and Geneva, Volume VII covers Geneva, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Hungary, Poland, Bohemia, and the Netherlands, and volume VIII covers Spain, England and Germany. Jean-Henri Merle d'Aubign (16 August 1794 21 October 1872) was a Swiss Protestant minister and historian of the Reformation. The first portion of his Histoire de la Reformation, which was devoted to the earlier period of the movement in Germany, gave it at once a foremost place amongst modern French ecclestical historians, and was translated into most European tongues. The second portion, dealing with reform in the time of exhaustively treated, but it did not meet with the same success. It is part of the subject, with which he was most competent to tell, was all but completed at the time of his death. With facsimile frontispiece to volume VIII. Complete in eight volumes. Condition: In blue cloth bindings. Externally sound, though with some staining to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and mainly clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Lloyd’s New Map of the United States, the Canadas and New Brunswick. From the Latest Surveys Showing Every Railroad Junction Finished to 1862 and The Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. From the United States Superintendents Official Reports of the Coast Survey by Order of Congress

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

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Notes on Wentwood, Castle Troggy and Llanvair Castle....... (8 Titles in Total in 1 Volume)

      Newport & London: Monmouth and Caerleon Antiquarian Association, 1863 In maroon half leather with maroon cloth, worn at corners edges and joints, corners bumped, cloth marked. Spine is a little worn, some blind tooling. Internally, text block detached from upper cover, ink name to fpd (Edgar L Chappell)along with small bookseller label, front 2 blank pages creased. 9 articles for the Monmouthshire & Caerleon Antiquarian Association, all in VG condition bound into the 1 volume. They are: Notes on Wentwood, Castle Troggy and Llanvair Castle, by Octavius Morgan and Thomas Wakeman, 1863, printed by Henry Mullock, Newport, 49 pp, + 3 pp subscribers list + 7 B&W plates. Supplement to Isca Silurum, or an illustrative catalog of the Museum of Antiquities at Caerleon by John Edward, 1868, printed for the Society by Henry Mullock, Newport, 22 pp, + 4 B&W plates. Notices of a Tessellated Pavement, discovered in the churchyard, Caerleon by Octavius Morgan with an Essay on Mazes and Labyrinths by Rev Edward Trollope with notes by Albert Way (copies from the Journal No 59 of 1858) printed by Mullock for the Society in 1866, 25 pp, 8 B&W plates. Goldcliff and the Ancient Roman Inscribed Stone found there 1878 together with other appers by Octavius Morgan, 1882, printed by H Mullock, Newport, 35 pp including a subscribers list + 7 plates. Notes on the Ecclesiastical Remains at Runston, Sudbrook, Dinham and Llan-Bedr by Octavius Morgan and Thomas Wakeman, 1858, 33 pp + 11 plates. The Monastery of Austin Friars at Newport, with notes on the House of Black Friars and other minor ecclesiastical establishments, 1859, 11 pp + 2 plates. Notices of Pencoyd Castle and Langstone, by Octavius Morgan and Thomas Wakefield, 1864, 38 pp + 1 page on the arms and 1 pull out page on the Pedigree of Morgan of Pencoyd + 6 plates. Notes on the ancient domestic residences of Pentre-Bach, Crick, Ty-Mawr, The Garn, Crindau and St Julian's by Morgan and Wakeman, 1860, 29 pp + 9 plates, 1 which shows the hiding hole!. Notes on the ancient domestic residences of Tre-Owen, Killwch and the Waen, by Morgan and Wakeman, 1861, 19 pp + 8 plates. Some creasing to last 2 blank pages, some v light foxing to some of the plates, not detracting. A wonderful and extremely rare gathering of Monmouthshire titles, with many full page B&W illustrations and plans. Charles Octavious Swinnerton Morgan, 1803-1888, antiquary and local historian, 4th son of Sir Charles Morgan of Tredegar Park.

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        Curiosities of Savage Life; First and Second Series

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

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        DIE PHOTOGRAPHIE ALS HÜLFSMITTEL MIKROSKOPISCHER FORSCHUNG

      Leipzig: Wilhelm Englemann, 1863. First ed. 8vo., viii, 86 pp., text illustrations, plus 7 albumen photographs mounted on 4 stiff paper leaves. Minor scattered foxing with a few small stains on the blank margins of the plates; list of plates provided in facsimile. Later binding of paper over boards with quarter morocco spine, titled in gilt on the spine label. Very good. Joseph von Gerlach (1820-1896) was a famous and respected histologist, professor of anatomy and physiology. This is considered the first instructional manual for photomicrography.

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd]
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        [COLLECTION OF THIRTY-THREE LARGE BROADSIDE SHIPPING LISTS ISSUED AS SUPPLEMENTS TO The North-China Herald]

      Shanghai. 1863-1864.. Thirty-three large folio broadsides and broadsheets (nineteen broadsides and fourteen broadsheets). Old fold lines. Moderate chipping, soiling, and wear. Overall, about very good. Large group of broadside and broadsheet extras published in THE NORTH-CHINA HERALD, containing news and information on shipping and trade in China. On June 22, 1860, THE NORTH- CHINA HERALD was made the official organ of all Notifications proceeding from Her Majesty's Legation and Superintendency of Trade in China. The supplements here are dated between March 7, 1863 and Jan. 16, 1864. The shipping intelligence includes a list of vessels both arriving and departing, as well as those merchant vessels shipping in the Shanghai harbor and at Woosung. Each list gives particulars about the more than 120 merchant vessels arriving in and departing the port, including the name of each ship, its date of arrival, rigging, weight, captain, consignment, destination, and intended dispatch. Each supplement is likewise filled with interesting advertisements for rentals, goods, and tradesmen. In the supplement for Oct. 17, 1863 a significant portion of the sheet is devoted to the case concerning the salvage of the steamer William IV. The listing for Jan. 9, 1864 prints a long letter by W.H. Alexander, Acting Colonial Secretary, on the Compradore System in China, the system upon which the economy of Hong Kong was built under British colonial rule. A further issue publishes the official returns of the export of tea and silk for the year 1863. An interesting collection, rich in informative detail.

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        THE GAME OF BILLIARDS

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1863. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Despite the missing portrait, a Fine, bright copy of this uncommon title. Revised, Enlarged, and Richly Embellished with Engravings." Decorated cloth. First published in 1856, all editions of this early billiards book, the second American book on the game, are scarce. The author, Michael Phelan, also published the first American book on the game, BILLIARDS WITHOUT MASTER, just thirteen years before this edition. Considered the father of American billiards, Phelan was influential in devising rules and setting standards of behavior, holds many patents for table designs and cushions, and is credited as being the first to put diamonds on tables. Phelan almost single-handedly turned American billiards into a socially acceptable pastime. This book is indeed richly embellished with engravings, mostly full-page diagrams showing shots on tables but also including full-page and text engravings of people playing billiards. The author covers rules, practical advice, and the history of the game, including a brief chapter on Shakespeare as a billiards player. There are four pages of ads at the end with two illustrations. This book appears to have had a frontispiece portrait of the author. A tissue guard is present, and there is a very, very faint image on the verso of the opposite page indicating that the portrait would have been removed long ago.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        Historia General de las Misiones, desde el Siglo XIII hasta nuestros días. Obra dedicada al Cardenal De Bonald y recomendada por Su Santidad Pio IX. Traducida al castellano, ampliada, anotada y adicionada en lo referente a España por los Señores Carbonero y Sol, Magán y Caballero

      Barcelona, Librería de Don Juan Oliveres Editor, 1863. Cuatro volúmenes en 4to. mayor; VIII-706 pp., 1 h. (I-II) + 2 hs., 694 pp., 2 hs. (III-IV). Con un total de 136 láminas grabadas en acero, más 8 mapas dobles. Encuadernación uniforme, de época, en media piel.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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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.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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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.. 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. First edition.

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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.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Der isolierte Staat in Beziehung auf Landwirthschaft und Nationalökonomie. Dritter Theil: Grundsätze zur Bestimmung der Bodenrente der vortheilhaftesten Umtriebszeit und des Werths der Holzbestände von verschiedenem Alter. Rostock, Leopold, 1863. VII, 144 S. Bibl.-HLdr. d. Zt. (gering berieben und bestossen).

      Goldsmith 32592 - Humpert 7984 - Katalog Commerzbibliothek S. 62 - Kress C.5974 - Menger Sp. 99 - Aus der Bibliothek des Ökonomen Erich Schneider, mit seinem eigenhändigem Namenszug auf Schutztitel.- Teil der zweiten, wesentlich verbesserten Ausgabe von Thünens Hauptwerk. 'This unique piece of work, undertaken in the spirit of the theorist, makes him one of the patron saints of econometrics. Nobody, before or after, ever understood so profoundly the true relation between 'theory' and 'facts'' (Schumpeter S. 465ff.).- Stempel auf Titelei, teils leicht knickspurig.

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        Patriotism, Confederate Style: Gen. Waterhouse says "We have but two things to choose in this conflict, infamy or death, in the event we are not victorious"

      Richard Waterhouse was a Confederate general from Texas who served under Kirby Smith in & the Trans-Mississippi sector. Autograph Letter Signed, Delhi, La., July 11, 1863 to his wife. "You & have doubtless heard ere this of the fall of Vicksburg which surrendered on the 4th inst. for want of pro- & visions. We surrendered 20,000 men at that point which is a dire calamity to our cause, though it will & only have the effect to make the Confederate forces more determined. We have but two things to choose & in this conflict, infamy or death, in the event we are not victorious. Therefore I think every true man, & old & young, should rally to the standard at once & in driving the invader from our soil. We learn from & the paroled officers from Vicksburg that Genl. Johnson & Grant are fighting on big black [river] and that & Johnson has a strong force. We imagine this div. will leave from this point in a few days, probably for & the Ouchitya River or Red River. I am unable to say what our line of defence will be on this side of the & river, but I think it will be our policy to concentrate our forces as soon as possible & strengthen our lines & as much as possible with the militia so as to be able to repel invasion on this side of the Mississippi. If & we can succeed in concentrating our forces we surely can repel any force likely to invade Texas. Much & depends on the active and energetic action of the entire population. Every man should respond at once & with alacrity to the call of the country for assistance...should we remain here on the river and the pros- & pect is not imminent for immediate service I may come home on a short leave to see you & the children if & only for a few days." The writing legible though somewhat faded. & General Ransom on the Peninsula: "The excitement of course is intense, for we expect an attack & every moment" & In early March, 1862, McClellan began leading his & massive Union army into Maryland and Virginia, & and Joseph Johnston, realizing his forces were & not as large, moved back. Gen. Matthew General & Ransom describes the situation. Autograph Let- & ter Signed, Camp Price, Va., March 14, 1862 to his & wife. "...The whole army excepting my brigade has & fallen back behind the Rappahannock. Times are very & exciting. The enemy is landing all along the river and & we are here protecting the retreat. I wish dearest angel & that I had leisure to write you but the excitement of & course is intense, for we expect an attack every moment, & tho I think the battle yet sometime off. Every one here & though regards it as imminent. Do not be too anxious & for me. Under all circumstances I will do my whole & duty and trust our merciful Father to protect and pre- & serve us all. Kiss the dear boys for me & tell them to & be good and mind you. I have only time, my sweetest, & noblest wife to tell you again of my perfect love for & you and to ask you to be as happy as you can." &

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        Coventry: Its History and Antiquities

      London and Coventry-John Russell Smith and William Frederic Taunton, 1863 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Ascarce and extraordinarywork on the early hisotry, architecture, stories, myths, art, personagesandculture of the city of Coventry, bound from the parts. Very unusually, the original paper wraps for each of the parts are bound in order with the parts, with advertisements, dated from 1863-1870. 'From the earliest records down to the present time. Compiled from publications of acknowledged authenticity, ancient manuscripts and charters, corporation records, original contributions etc'. 'To be completed in about 20 one-shilling parts, each part to contain 16 pages of letter-press, and two tinted etchings'. Features 'sixty exquisite tinted etchings, facsimiles, maps etc, chiefly from drawings made for the work'. Plates retain tissue guards, and thefolding plates are mounted on cloth. Bookseller's label of Foyles, London to front pastedown. Fifty-four plates collated complete, including a chromo-lithograph folding frontispiece of the tapestry at St Mary'sHall, three gold tinted facsimile memorial brasses, folding facsimile of an ancient view ofCoventry,a folding facsimile of the Procession of Lady Godiva, facsimileof an historical letter ofQueen Elizabeth,and a folding map of the City of Coventry in 1869. William Frederic Taunton was an artist,the Headmaster of the Coventry School of Art, and here also acting as printer and publisher of each of the parts of this great work. Coventry is currently the 9th largest city in England and the 11th largest in the United Kingdom. Historically it was the most important seat of ribbon-making in the UK. Coventry's greatest legend is that of the 11th century exploits of Lady Godiva who rode through the city naked on horseback in protest at high taxes being levied on the cityfolk by her husband Leofric, Earl of Mercia. According to the legend the residents of the city were commanded to look away as she rode, but one man didn't and was allegedly struck blind. He became known as Peeping Tom thus originating a new idiom, or metonym, in English. Condition: In a half calf binding. Externally worn, with some loss to the leather and spine labels, the backstrip coming away along the joints,and marks to the boards. The rear joint is just starting. Thehinges areheld by the cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright for the age of this set, and nominally clean, with light scattered spotting throughout and some dusting to the top edge, occasionally affecting the margins. A remarkable book to own. Overall: GOOD..

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        ROUNDABOUT PAPERS. REPRINTED FROM "THE CORNHILL MAGAZINE"

      Smith, Elder and Co., London 1863 - Original purple cloth. With four full-page illustrations, including two not mentioned in the List of Illustrations (per Van Duzer). Thackeray's daughter, Lady Ritchie, said that this volume "might serve as a diary of the last years of my father's life." Uncommon in the original cloth and in this condition. Heraldic bookplate of Arthur Edmund Stearns on the front pastedown along with the smaller bookplate of Helen and Carleton R. Richmond. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Works of James Fenimore Cooper

      1863 - London - Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1854 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A finely bound, bright and clean set ofEighteen Works of James Fenimore Cooper, in Nine Volumes. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering and spine decoration. This set includes the novels, The Sea Lions andThe Water Witch, The Deerslayer and The Bravo, Satanstoe and The Hutted Knoll, The Pilot and Afloat & Ashore, The Headsman and Precaution, The Spy and The Red Rover, Homeward Bound and Eve Effingham, Miles Wallingford and Lionel Lincoln, The Oak Openings and The Heidenmauer. James Fenimore Cooper, 1789 1851, was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece. In 1826 Cooper moved his family to Europe, having accepted a position with the United States government. While overseas he continued to write. For the rest of his life he continued skirmishing in print, sometimes for the national interest, sometimes for that of the individual, and not infrequently for both at once. This opportunity to make a political confession of faith appears not only to have fortified him in his own convictions, but to have inspired him with the idea of elucidating them for the public through the medium of his art. Condition: The bindings are generally tight and firm. theinner hingesof Sea Lions are slightly strained. Pages67-70 are detached in Heidenmauer. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild bumping and rubbing, with discolouration to the spine. Internally the pages are generally clean and bright, with very occasional spotsand handling marks. Overall the condition is very good..

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        MANUSCRIPT TRAVEL JOURNALS: Five journals bound in one volume, inscribed at front, "Captain Norris, Rifle Brigade, Winchester". Captain William Norris married Frederica Burrard (b. 1837), the daughter of Sir Charles Burrard, in 1863.

      Not published, 1863.. The first of these journals presumably recording their honeymoon. The five journals, all unread apart from a few entries, comprise: a) A tour from Oxford to Scotland - July 23rd to August 28th 1863. 84-pages. b) Paris & Brussels - November 16th to 5th December 1863. 42-pages. c) The West Country - May 16th to 30th 1864. 52-pages d) Ireland - September 1st to 15th n.y. 47-pages. e) Murray Bay & Montreal - July & August n.y. (1867?). 34-pages. 8vo (6¼ x 4 inches), 259-pages, circa 24,000 words, in all. Contemporary calf, rubbed and chipped, with brass lock but lacking strap and clasp.1863 to circa 1867.From the first journal; the honeymoon journal: July 28th 1863: "Breakfasted in a great hurry, and drove off to Warwick Castle, which we could not get into after 10. We arrived a few minutes previous to that hour and were received by a portly butler who informed us that 'an attendant' was in readiness to shew us round the rooms of the castle; in a few minutes a very matronly sort of housekeeper appeared, who took us over the rooms, pointed out the views...." etc. July 30th 1863 at Windemere: "Embarked on board a steamer for a cruise round the lake, which was crowded due to an Excursion party, it was comfortable going up to Ambleside, as none of them had had time to 'disgrace' themselves either from the effects of 'wet' within or without...." etc. The journal unread, but from the itinerary and list of hotels at which they stayed at front, we can see that they visited Oxford, Leamington, Bowness, Derwentwater, Ullswater, Edinburgh (7 days), Glasgow, Tarbet, Oban (3 days), Banavie, Inverness, Blair Athol, Dunkeld (3 days), Stirling, Edinburgh (again), & York, before returning home to London. The second journal, the trip to Paris, commences: "Having made up our minds again to travel and see more of the world, we started on a short trip to Paris - taking Maria with us - a very jolly and cheery trio...." The third journal, to the West Country, commences: "We started from Winchester by the early train in the morning, having made up our minds to go by Exeter the first day, and there gain more information about the north coast of Devonshire....". From the preceding list of hotels at which they stayed we see that they visited Exeter, Bideford, Barnstable, Ilfracombe, Lynton, Dunster, Taunton, & Wells. The fourth journal, the trip to Ireland, they stay firstly at Bristol at the White Lion, before crossing to Ireland where they stay at The Imperial at Cork, the Royal at Glegariff, The Railway Hotel at Killarney, The Royal at Limerick, & Morrisons at Dublin. The fifth journal, recounts their visit to Murray Bay and their return to Montreal, before undertaking a visit to Niagara Falls; this most likely in 1867.

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        Book of the Prophet Stephen, Son of Douglas, Wherein Marvellous Things are Foretold of the Reign of Abraham

      NY: Feeks and Bancker, 1863. First edition. Original wrappers. Published NY: Feeks and Bancker, 1863. 12mo., 4 7/8" x 7 1/4", printed glazed orange wrappers, 48pp. Only two copies of the 1863 first edition in world Cat. "A satirical history of the administration of Lincoln told in biblical language." Some chips/creasing to the covers, loss along the spine, stain to lower corner first few sheets. Good. . 1st. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 12mo.

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        Original Landscape Painting Showing Horse and Rider upon a Mountainside Pass in British Columbia, Canada

      London [circa 1863]. () Near fine. Original sepia tone watercolour painting with pen and ink. On 10.5" X 7.25" (26.75 X 18.5 CM) sheet of paper. A small chip to bottom center. A small amount of staining near edges. With slight rippling to paper. Housed in thin 1.5 CM wooden frame (14" X 17" / 35.5 X 43 cm). Beige matting. Clear image with crisp details. Signed by Coleman to the bottom left. Comes with copy of 'From Desolation to Splendor; Changing Perceptions of the British Columbia Landscape' by Tippett and Cole in which Coleman is mentioned. A beautiful painting with fine, subtle details. A mountainside pass is depicted, built upon a collection of sharp and jagged rocks. The water swirls softly below. The hillside visible beyond the pass is blanketed softly with elegant trees. A lone horse and rider make their way along the pass. Edmund T. Coleman was a Londoner, member of the Alpine Club of London and exhibitor of landscape and historical pictures at the Royal Academy. Coleman arrived in Victoria in 1863 as a gold seeker (although it appears he never made it to the fields). Coleman was most impressed by the mountain scenery he encountered in British Columbia. "Coleman's reaction tot he mountains reflected the conventional sublime, but the exaltation with which he invested them conveyed a moralistic view of landscape and nature that charactorized port-Wordsworth Victorian views" (from Tippett and Cole, from Desolation to Splendor, 1977, PG 36). In 1868 Coleman and three others were the first to summit British Columbia's Mt. Baker..

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        Dresde - Paris - Rome - Florence - Montpellier. Troisième edition.

      Paris, Auguste Aubry (durch Louis Perrin in Lyon), 1863. - (8), 111, (1) SS. Titel in rot, schwarz und gold, die Widmung in rot und gold gedruckt. Mit montiertem gest. Frontispiz und 25 Tafeln (sämtlich photographische Reproduktionen, Albuminabzüge auf Leerblättern aufgezogen) sowie zahlr. Illustrationen in Holzstich. Grüner Halblederband der Zeit mit goldgepr. Rückentitel; die bedr. graue Originalbroschur mitgebunden. Marmorvorsätze; Kopfgoldschnitt. Gr.-8vo. Nr. 1 von 109 numerierten Exemplaren mit eigenh. Verfasserwidmung in Bleistift am Vortitel: "à Mr. Albert Geoffroy | L. Curmer". Das schön ausgestattete Werk vereinigt lyrische Betrachtungen bedeutender Gemälde und Graphiken von Correggio, del Sarto, Raffael, Holbein, Rubens etc., die jeweils auf einer Tafel abgebildet sind. Bemerkenswert ist die frühe Verwendung der Photographie als Reproduktionstechnik, war doch das Problem der Vervielfältigung von Abzügen erst seit wenigen Jahren einigermaßen befriedigend gelöst, das hier zur Anwendung gelangte Verfahren gerade erst 1856 überhaupt erfunden worden. Die sepiafarbenen Abbildungen zumeist in frischen, nur teils zum Rand hin etwas verblichenen bzw abflauenden Abzügen im Kohlephotographieverfahren: "Die Lichthärtung des Reliefs erfolgt ja ganz fein abgestuft [.], so daß Helligkeit und Dunkelheit in aller Feinheit der Vorlage entsprechen. [.] Als man auf den Gedanken kam, daß der Staub gar nicht unbedingt von Kohle, also nur schwarz sein müsse, sondern vielmehr in der Zusammenstellung so gewählt oder gemischt werden könne, daß er etwa einer einfärbigen Zeichnung perfekt entspreche, war auch die Methode gefunden, Kreidezeichnungen oder Farbstiftzeichnungen in optimaler Weise wiederzugeben" (Koschatzky, Die Kunst der Photographie, 104). Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt (Titel stärker); der Einband an Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben und bestoßen; die Bünde beschabt. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE COMPLETE WORKS OF MRS. JAMESON - LEGENDS OF THE MADONNA, HISTORY OF OUR LORD (VOL 1 - 2, COMPLETE) LEGENDS OF THE MONASTIC ORDERS, SACRED AND LEGENDARY ART (VOL 1 - 2, COMPLETE) Uniformly bound by Matthews of Oxford.

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863 . second, third and fourth editions. Hardcover. Very Good +. 6 volumes. Legends of the Madonna – lxxv, 344 pgs. History of our Lord Vol 1 – xvi, 398 pgs. Vol 2 – xv, 462 pgs. Legends of the Monastic Order – xlvii, 462 pgs. Sacred and Legendary Art Vol 1 – xix, 394 pgs. Vol 2 – xv, 396 – 818 pgs. 5 x 8 1/4 in.& Brown pebbled morocco, bindings signed by Matthews, of Oxford. Gilt dentelle border inside covers. Gilt decoration on spine. 5 raised bands. Extremely bright gilt edges to text block. B&W and sepia illustrations, tissue protected frontis’. Marble endpapers. Condition of books is VERY GOOD+; & Spines very lightly worn, darkened, top of Legends of the Madonna worn. Gilt extremely bright, some very slight wear to covers, but very clean overall. Bindings very tight, text very clean. Small David B. Ogden bookplate on front pastedown. Upper text block slightly darkened. Very tight, clean, uniform copies. Matthews name on inside front dentelle. &

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        A VISIT To The QUICKSILVER MINES Of NEW ALMADEN. Belonging to the Quicksilver Mining Company. Reprinted from Harper's New Monthly Magazine of June, 1863. [Wrapper title]

      [New York]:. [1863].. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 6-1/4". 1st separate appearance (Cowan I, p. 245; Cowan II, p. 675; Rocq 13952; Streeter V, 2881). 25 - 40 [= 16] pp.. Printed buff paper wrappers, sewn. Inside front wrapper reprints mine statistics from the ALTA CALIFORNIAN, Sept. 3, 1863.. Age toning to wrappers. Paper beginning to split along upper half of. spine fold. Faint pencil signature to top of front wrapper. Snag to. rear wrapper. Withal, a VG copy.. Per Howell, "One of the best descriptions of the famous New Almaden mines. The author toured the mines in 1857 and gives a full account of the journey through San Jose to New Almaden, the exploration of the mine, the appearance of the miners, and mining procedures." & & No copies at auction these past 30+ years. OCLC shows 8 institutional holdings. . Illustrated with cuts.

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        Proclamation of Thanksgiving

      [n.p.], Mounted on cloth, folded in quarters, minor splitting a center fold; light soiling and edgewear with minor chips (without loss of text), very light annotations in ink on verso (visible to recto right margin). Overall an excellent example of this rare and important broadside. First printing of the first proclamation of Thanksgiving as a national holiday. This original broadside produced in Massachusetts is formatted in two halves, the top being Governor John A. Andrew's announcement of Lincoln's Proclamation dated July 27, 1863, and the bottom being Lincoln's actual proclamation dated July 15, 1863, announcing that August 6 shall be set aside as a National Day of Thanksgiving. Though the exact printing date is unknown, it can be assumed that it was printed within the week following July 27.& & Thanksgiving was observed as a holiday since colonial times and each state would set aside its own day for celebration. This proclamation was the first time that the holiday would be celebrated on a set day nationwide, making it the first observed Thanksgiving as a national holiday.& & Later the same year, on October 3, 1863, Lincoln made a second proclamation again announcing Thanksgiving as a holiday, but this time in November, a date closer to the time most states had been celebrating it in the past. This earlier proclamation is actually the first time Thanksgiving was given national status, but because the second proclamation was widely accepted, the knowledge of this earlier one has been somewhat forgotten, making this piece a rare and important document in the annals of American history.& & Though this broadside is for the State of Massachusetts, no other broadsides from any other states announcing this date are known to exist, and only three other copies of this rare document are located through OCLC.&

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        One Year's Soldiering, Embracing the Battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh, and the Capture of Two Hundred Officers and Men of the Fourteenth Iowa Infantry, and Their Confinement Six Months and a Half in Rebel Prisons

      E.H. Thomas, Printer, 1863. Hard cover bound in brown cloth with both panels having decorative stamped cloth, gilt title on spine, 219 pages followed by errata. First edition. Firsthand account by the chaplain of the 14th Iowa Infantry. Binding is worn with loss at head and heel of spine and tip of lower front corner, fabric is unevenly faded, page edges age toned and a little soiled, previous owner's name and date on front free end paper, variable scattered foxing is heavier on the preliminary pages and final pages, darkened imprint of a rubber band on front end papers, a couple of pages have had corners folded. Text has had the two corrections noted in the errata on pages 21 and 32 - the rest of the text is unmarked. A solid copy of this rare volume. Images available. USPS confirmation used on all U.S. shipments.. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket as Published.

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        Original Landscape Painting Showing Horse and Rider upon a Mountainside Pass in British Columbia, Canada.

      London - [circa 1863]. () Near fine. Original sepia tone watercolour painting with pen and ink. On 10.5" X 7.25" (26.75 X 18.5 CM) sheet of paper. A small chip to bottom center. A small amount of staining near edges. With slight rippling to paper. Housed in thin 1.5 CM wooden frame (14" X 17" / 35.5 X 43 cm). Beige matting. Clear image with crisp details. Signed by Coleman to the bottom left. Comes with copy of 'From Desolation to Splendor; Changing Perceptions of the British Columbia Landscape' by Tippett and Cole in which Coleman is mentioned. A beautiful painting with fine, subtle details. A mountainside pass is depicted, built upon a collection of sharp and jagged rocks. The water swirls softly below. The hillside visible beyond the pass is blanketed softly with elegant trees. A lone horse and rider make their way along the pass. Edmund T. Coleman was a Londoner, member of the Alpine Club of London and exhibitor of landscape and historical pictures at the Royal Academy. Coleman arrived in Victoria in 1863 as a gold seeker (although it appears he never made it to the fields). Coleman was most impressed by the mountain scenery he encountered in British Columbia. "Coleman's reaction tot he mountains reflected the conventional sublime, but the exaltation with which he invested them conveyed a moralistic view of landscape and nature that charactorized port-Wordsworth Victorian views" (from Tippett and Cole, from Desolation to Splendor, 1977, PG 36). In 1868 Coleman and three others were the first to summit British Columbia's Mt. Baker. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, 1863

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

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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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        Les Anciens Costumes de l'Empire Ottoman, depuis l'origine de la monarchie jusqu'a la reforme du Sultan Mahmoud.

      Paris, Lemercier, 1863]. - Folio (548 x 400 mm). Vol. I (all published). Lithographic portrait of Arif Pasha, on India paper mounted, drawn on stone by M. Julien, 16 tinted lithographic plates after Arif. (Lacking lithographic title, toning to text). Contemp. black half morocco over black cloth-covered boards with gilt title to spine. First edition of the valuable and beautifully illustrated survey of the costume worn at the court of the Ottoman Empire, published with the text in both French and Turkish. Ministers, state officials and military officers (including intelligence service) are shown in full costume with their functions captioned in Arabic and French below. Although the lithographic title states 'Tome 1er', no further volume was published in either language. - Arif Pasha fought against the Greeks at Athens and at Euboea (1826-28), and in Syria against Mehmet Ali. His career included a number of missions for the Sultan and his appointment in 1861 as governor of the province of Silistria. Atabey 30. Blackmer 43. Colas I,148. Lipperheide 1440m. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Excursions

      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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        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."

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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.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: antiquariat peter petrej]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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