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        Handwritten Diary for the period January 1, 1863 through March 11, 1871 [Civil War, Farming, Weather, Politics, Economics and Prices; Abolition of Slavery, Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation and Assassination, and more]

      Poughkeepsie, NY: Alexander H. Coffin, 1863-1871. 1st Edition. Hardcover. The original, handwritten, Diary of Alexander H. Coffin for the period beginning on January 1, 1863 and continuing through and including March 11, 1871, noted by him to be the his "Diary No. 3." Coffin served as Postmaster General of Mansfield in Dutchess County, New York, did work as a Tax Assessor, and owned and operated Hemlock Farm in Dutchess County, New York. Other installments in his mult-volume Diary are held by the Dutchess County Historical Society, Poughkeepsie, NY (written during the period 1851 1859) and by The New York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division (written during the period 1888-1890). Coffin begins this installment of his Diary stating "this Book is the third one I have used in keeping diary of [Many?] events, farming, weather...much of it of but little interest to any one but myself,..., it has aftertimes been of much use by way of reference, and much Satisfaction [underscored] to know what [underscored], and when [underscored]...." Contrary to his protestations, we find the Diary to be rather interesting, especially as it overlapped with America's Civil War. The Diary [which is in Good or better condition -- the spine is perished and the boards and a few pages at the front and back have come loose, but the body of the pages is largely intact] contains the title page [Signed by Coffin], plus approximately 215 pages of text, together with various items tipped in, and focuses on Coffin's life as a farmer, the effects of the Civil War on his life and on prices and wages, major events of the Civil War, marriages, deaths Celebrations, Politics -- both local and national -- weather, daily life, travels, and more. The items attached or loosely laid in include: an early newspaper clipping of Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, a newspaper clipping of Horace Greeley's 'MY NOTIONS OF A WOMAN'S RIGHTS', a newspaper clipping of a Poem by George W. Bungay on the completion of the National Railroad, newspaper clipping on the Strength of the Rebels in the field - Muster Rolls of the Confederate Army for 1862, 1863, and 1864. Also, we have prepared a 7 to 8 page (single space) of many of the Diary's most interesting entries. They include, but are not limited to: 1863: victory of Rosencrans at Murfreesboro -- a highly important 1863 battle; movements of the Army of the Potomac and the taking of Fredericksburg; Rumors of the taking of Richmond by the Union Army which turned out to be inaccurate; hopes for an early end to the Rebellion; Lincoln's calls for additional soldiers for the Union Army; General Robert E. Lee's movements and battles; the relieving and replacement of various Union Generals; that "our War for Independence from Slavery in the South does not progress very rapidly"; the death of Rebel Generals Longstreet and Hill; refusal of permission to Rebel Vice President to go to Washington to deliver a letter to Lincoln from Jefferson Davis; riots in New York; the effect of War on wages and on the prices of goods; the death of John B. Floyd "Buchanan's thief"; rumors of Rebel soldiers rebelling against their commanders; North Caroling Papers calling for Peace; 1864: General Sherman's marching South; Union and Rebel battle casualties; nomination of General McClellan and Mr. Pendleton by Democrats for President and Vice President; Coffin's opinion of the Copperhead party; Copperhead party voter fraud; Lincoln's reelection; Sherman's burning of Atlanta and Rome, Georgia, release of Union Soldiers captured, imprisoned, and abused by the Rebels; Meeting of Lincoln and Seward with Rebel Peace Commissioners who used the meeting to demand acknowledgement of the Confederacy's Independence; Rebel evacuation of Charleston, SC; Lincoln's call for 300,000 more men; 1865: Congressional vote to Amend the Constitution to Abolish Slavery; "Glorious War News! - Prest Lincoln dated a dispatch to his wife from Jeff Davis's Mansion in Richmond, lately evacuated; Burkeville, Va. battle results; Lee's surrender to Grant; thoughts by many that Grant's terms were too lenient; an address by H. Ward Beecher; News of Lincoln's Assassination at Ford's Theatre and Assassination of Seward in his bed [the latter of which proved to be in error as Seward survived the attack]; less leniency for the Rebels presumed likely after Lincoln's Assassination; Presidential offer of $100,000 reward for capture of Jefferson Davis, $25,000 each for several others; "All the Rebels are giving up, Armies Surrendering &c..."; Jefferson Davis and Wife coming to Washington, Sherman's Army coming home; "I fear our President is showing too much lenity to Rebels, pardoning &c they are having things pretty much their own way". 1866: President Johnson's veto of the Freedmen's Bill and it Congress's subsequent override; 1867: rumor that General Grant and H. Ward Beecher had both gone over to the Johnson party; opposition to letting Rebels take front seats in Congress without some penance; threats of more War at Baltimore and New Orleans; Coffin's meeting General Serrel who planted the "Swamp Angel" that fired 4 miles into Charleston, SC during its resistance; Coffin's visit to Nantucket Island where his Ancestors lived; Negro Suffrage; Tristan Coffin going to hear Charles Dickens read in Brooklyn; 1868: Great excitement over Impeachment of President Johnson and high chance of conviction; the Chicago Convention; Nomination of Grant and Colfax for President and Vice President; "Great Negro Celebration of Emancipation ....Genl Grant to be inaugurated. Now, all friends to the Country hope that Secession & Copperheadism, having no head will be ended, and that we may not be cursed with another Andy Johnson for all time to come."; Great Celebration Meeting at the Academy of Music for Colored People on the Ratification of the 15th Amendment to the Constitution, giving then the right to vote, etc.. US Senator Mr. Revels of Mississippi is to make a speech. The Diary contains much more information than that which is described above and presents a FASCINATING ACCOUNT OF THE CIVIL WAR FROM A UNION FARMER'S PERSPECTIVE AS WELL AS OF ORDINARY LIFE IN THE CIVIL WAR ERA AND AFTER, AND SHOWS HOW ORDINARY LIFE CONTINUED DURING THE CIVIL WAR AND SOME OF THE EFFECTS OF THE CIVIL WAR THEREON. WE SELDOM SEE SUCH WONDERFUL ACCOUNTS FROM NONCOMBATANTS.

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        Catalog der Bibliothek des sel. Herrn dr. Bernhard Beer [1801-1861]

      A. Asher & Comp., Berlin, Germany 1863 - In Hebrew and German. 227 x 150 mm. [2], LI, [1], 158, [3], 118, [2] pages. Pages uncut and untrimmed. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Entretiens sur L'Architecture (2 tomes).

      Paris: A. Morel et Cie., 1863. - in-4, toile, avec carapace dorée, feuilles de titre avec vignette, tome premier: 491 p., illustr? de 107 gravures sur bois, tome deuxi?me: 450 p., illustré de93 gravures sur bois Reliure enfoncée et frottée avec quelques t?ches, bloc avec peu de rousseurs. - - - BITTE BEACHTEN SIE: Auf Grund der besonderen Versandkostenvorgaben von AbeBooks und ZVAB (der Preis richtet sich nicht nach Gewicht, sondern nach Anzahl der Artikel), kann es bei schwereren oder mehrbändigen Werken zu höheren Portokosten kommen. BEI UNSICHERHEIT FRAGEN SIE UNS BITTE ZUVOR AN. - - - PLEASE NOTE: Because of AbeBooks' and ZVAB?S special requirements for shipping fees (price is per item, not per weight) shipping charges may be higher with heavy books or when comprising several volumes. PLEASE CONTACT US BEFOREHAND IN CASE OF UNCERTAINTY. - - - 2500 g 2

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        A History of the Birds of Europe not observed in the British Isles. Four Volumes, complete.

      London -64. Four Volumes 1863 - Large octavo. A complete copy with 180 hand coloured plates of birds and 58 hand-finished colour printed plates of birds eggs. As usual there are 3 or 4 minor variations to plate list but this is complete with 238 plates. Original red cloth, faded and sl worn, spines sl chipped, volume 4 has some damp staining upper board edges, a few plates and leaves of text with sl staining at the middle the upper margin, not affecting the plate image or major part of the margins. Plates are bright and attarctive. Externally very well used, with the engraved bookplates of Sir Francis Denys, Bart. Overall just about a good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        South Carolina Governor’s Draft Proclamation Urging Civilians to Evacuate Charleston

      Charleston, South Carolina 1863 - Manuscript Document Signed, Charleston, South Carolina, August 17, 1863. 4 pp. on lined blue paper, watermarked F A Gordon 1862, 8 x 12 1/2 in. "Whereas the convention on the 8th Jany 1862 expressed "as the sense of the people of South Carolina . that Charleston should be defended at any cost of life or property . I, Milledge L. Bonham Commander-in-chief in & over the State of South Carolina do recommend to, and enjoin upon, all good citizens the removal from Charleston, as early as practicable, of all non-combatants." Historical BackgroundThe siege of Charleston, South Carolina, lasted through the latter half of the Civil War. After the U.S. Army surrendered Fort Sumter in April 1861, Confederate forces occupied it and several additional fortifications to protect Charleston harbor. The South Atlantic Blockading Squadron attempted to intercept any ships going into or coming out of the harbor.In January 1863, a state convention determined that Charleston should be defended at all costs. In April 1863, nine Union naval ironclads attempted to destroy the Confederate forts defending the harbor but failed to penetrate even the first line of defensive works. Union forces did, however, occupy Folly Island.When Union forces returned in earnest in July 1863, the Confederate general in command of Charleston advised the evacuation of all non-combatants, but few heeded his advice. In this proclamation the following month, Governor Bonham added his urgent plea that citizens and their "human property" leave the city to prevent civilian deaths and to free the Confederate military forces to defend the city without distraction.From July to September 1863, Union army and navy forces attacked the Confederate forts on the barrier islands. Two infantry assaults on Fort Wagner on Morris Island failed, the second made famous by the movie Glory, but a subsequent siege of the fort forced the Confederates to evacuate it in early September.By August Union forces on Morris Island were able to construct a battery with the ability to bomb Charleston directly. On the date Governor Bonham issued this proclamation-August 17-the battery received its armament, a 200-pound Parrott rifled cannon referred to as the "Swamp Angel." After an ultimatum went unanswered, Union artillerists opened fire on August 22. Confederate defenders demanded an additional opportunity to evacuate non-combatants, and the Union commander gave them twenty-four hours. He resumed fire, but the Swamp Angel burst on its 36th shot. Though initially causing little damage, the bombardment of Charleston continued intermittently for 587 days and destroyed much of the city that had survived the December 1861 fire.Meanwhile, Union artillery also opened fire on Fort Sumter on August 17 and fired nearly 1,000 shells during the first day. By August 23, the masonry fort had been reduced to rubble, though intermittent bombardment continued until December 1863. The Union commander deemed it "a shapeless and harmless mass of ruin," though Fort Sumter and the City of Charleston remained in Confederate hands until General William T. Sherman's army marched through South Carolina in early 1865. Mayor Charles Macbeth surrendered the city on February 18.Complete TranscriptProclamation State of South Carolina Executive Department Charleston, Aug. 1[7] 1863Whereas the port at Charleston is beleaguered by our foe with a powerful land & naval force requiring us to put forth every energy and to submit to every sacrifice that the good of our cause may require demand,And Whereas the people in convention convention assembled on the 8th Jany 1862 expressed "as the sense of the people of South Carolina assembled in convention that Charleston should be defended at any cost of life or property; and that in their deliberate judgment they would prefer a repulse of the enemy with the entire city in ruins to an evacuation or surrender on any terms whatever"; and at the same time <2. (See website for full description)

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        One page autograph letter signed to Prof. Alexander Dallas Bache

      Flag Ship Osliabia, Road of Alexandria in the Potomac: December 5, 1863. 4to, 16 lines, approx. 90 words; integral leaf attached; generally very good. A rare letter from the Russian Rear-Admiral while on a diplomatic mission to the U.S. 1863-64. This expedition became a military demonstration by Russia during the Civil War. England and France advocated for the southern rebels. Russia held a friendly position in respect to the federal government in the North. It increased hostility toward Russia on the part of England and France, which strove for loosening Russia's international influence. The Russian government decided to send two ship squadrons to the US to demonstrate support for the northerners, as well as to create a potential threat to marine communications of England and France in order to make them refuse assistance to the South States. The Osliabia (built 1860) was a screw frigate and was decommissioned in 1874. In part: "In reply to your interesting note, I beg to inform you that the following officers of the Squadron have been with me on the Diana during the memorable earthquake..." The Admiral goes on to list the details of two captains and their commands. Bache, grandson of Benjamin Franklin, at the time was head of the U. S. Coast Survey.

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        [PAIR OF EXQUISITE CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS OF BRAZILIAN HUMMINGBIRDS INTENDED FOR HEADE'S ABANDONED BOOK PROJECT, Gems of Brazil]

      [London, 1863. Chromolithographed plates, image areas 11 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. Very minor surface wear, else fine condition. Matted and framed. A sensational pair of chromolithographs featuring Brazilian hummingbirds. After his journeys in South America, Martin Johnson Heade planned a chromolithographic work to be entitled GEMS OF BRAZIL, which would translate twenty of his paintings of hummingbirds and orchids into prints. In 1863, he executed the paintings of hummingbirds against a Brazilian background and sent them to London to be chromolithographed. For some unknown reason the project was dropped. Only four of the plates survive in proof form; these are two of them. In THE DEMOCRATIC ART, Peter Marzio states that five colors plus a tint stone were used, with traces of oil paint in the highlights. This firm owned two of the proofs about twenty-five years ago, and these are the only other ones we have seen on the market. Simply stunning works, as rare as they are extraordinarily beautiful. Sixteen of the original Heade paintings came into the private collection of the famed English art historian Kenneth Clark, who later gave them to his son Alan. Alan Clark sold them in the 1970s to help finance his political career and taste for exotic cars; they went into the collection of the American art collector Richard Manoogian. He sold them to the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, where they can be seen today.

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        PAIR OF EXQUISITE CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS OF BRAZILIAN HUMMINGBIRDS INTENDED FOR HEADE'S ABANDONED BOOK PROJECT, Gems of Brazil].

      [London. ca. 1863]. - Chromolithographed plates, image areas 11 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches. Very minor surface wear, else fine condition. Matted and framed. A sensational pair of chromolithographs featuring Brazilian hummingbirds. After his journeys in South America, Martin Johnson Heade planned a chromolithographic work to be entitled GEMS OF BRAZIL, which would translate twenty of his paintings of hummingbirds and orchids into prints. In 1863, he executed the paintings of hummingbirds against a Brazilian background and sent them to London to be chromolithographed. For some unknown reason the project was dropped. Only four of the plates survive in proof form; these are two of them. In THE DEMOCRATIC ART, Peter Marzio states that five colors plus a tint stone were used, with traces of oil paint in the highlights. This firm owned two of the proofs about twenty-five years ago, and these are the only other ones we have seen on the market. Simply stunning works, as rare as they are extraordinarily beautiful. Sixteen of the original Heade paintings came into the private collection of the famed English art historian Kenneth Clark, who later gave them to his son Alan. Alan Clark sold them in the 1970s to help finance his political career and taste for exotic cars; they went into the collection of the American art collector Richard Manoogian. He sold them to the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas, where they can be seen today.

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        ABC. Samegiel ja Darogiel Abes, daihe Vuostas lokkamgirje Same-manaidi. Samas cali J. A. Friis.

      Kristianiast, Brøgger & Kristie, 1863. 48 s. Samt. skinnbd. u. titteltrykk. Litt slitasje ved øvre kapitél. Qvigstad & Wiklund. Nr. 56.. .

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        L'Ingénieux Don Quichotte de la Manche (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Edition originale ]

      Traductions de Louis Viardot, avec les dessins de Gustave Doré, gravés par H. Pisan, 2 vol. in-folio cartonnage éditeur pleine percaline rouge aux fers spéciaux, Louis Hachette, Paris, 1863, 2 ff., XXIII-459 pp., 1 f. n. ch. et 1 f blanc, avec 62 planches hors texte (y compris le frontispice) sur papier vélin fort, gravées sur bois et tirées sur fond teinté chine ; 2 ff., 515 pp., 1 f. n. ch. et 1 f. blanc, avec 58 planches hors texte (y compris le frontispice) sur papier vélin fort, gravées sur bois et tirées sur fond teinté chine Edition originale de la version illustrée par Gustave Doré. Exemplaire collationné bien complet des 120 grandes compositions, avec 257 vignettes. "Presque toujours le dessin de Doré atteint à des qualités de finesse ingénieuse qu'il n'avait pas encore eu l'occasion de montret à ce point" (Leblanc, 67) Etat satisfaisant (petits accrocs au dos en coiffes, fentes intérieures en mors, rares rouss., une planche débrochée, bon état par aileurs). Les planches dessinées par Gustave Doré sont absolument magnifiques. Prix en l'état pour cet exemplaire qui mériterait une restauration de qualité. Carteret, III Français

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        Die Volks-Zeitung in ihrer Gesammthaltung 1858-1862. Als Manuscript gedruckt

      1863 - First edition. 8vo., contemporary quarter black morocco over green cloth boards, all edges marbled. Berlin, Druck von Franz Duncker's Buchdruckerei. With the ownership inscription in Queen Victoria's hand to the second front free endpaper 'Victoria Abergeldie October 1863 from the Author's Brother'. Loosely inserted a one page autograph letter on laid paper headed 'Sandringham King's Lynn', dated Nov. 9. 1863, from Queen Victoria to an unknown correspondent 'The enclosed is returned with many thanks. It has been read with great interest and as it is at the same time so clear and so just to all parties it places the whole generation before one and perfectly explains it. It surely is a great pity that it has not been published'. Franz Duncker was a publisher and bookseller from a distinguished book trade family, a social reformer, and a member of the Prussian liberal left. He helped to found the German 'Nationalverein', and was a member of some of the other national organisations which flourished in Prussia and the smaller states in the 1850s and 1860s, for example the 'Abgeordnetentag'. The 'Volks-Zeitung' had the highest readership of any Berlin paper in these years, and was known foritsliberal democratic views. The foreword to this specially printed series of excerpts from the paper states: 'The development of the Prussian State as a constitutionalentity, the administration of the State to promote a citizenship which is progressive and politically mature, the strengthening of this State through the sympathies of the German peoples, the raising of its Royal family to eminence in Germany, these have been from the beginning and remain to the present day the objectives of the Volks-Zeitung, in accordance with the sentiments of its readers'. The reference to the author's brother may well refer to Alexander Duncker, also a publisher, who was on good terms with King Wilhelm of Prussia, and later with Queen Victoria's grandson Kaiser Wilhelm. Victoria must have been pleased to read in the foreword about the paper's support for the Prussian Royal Family, but may not have known that Franz Duncker both published and corresponded with both Marx and Engels. There are two pencilled annotations in the text, the first 'nonsense' next to a remark about the freedom of an English ruler to interfere in the politics of the country, the second 'perhaps in 1858' next to a remark about how advanced English politics were in comparison to the Prussian. Spine very rubbed, upper cover spotted and stained. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Invasion of the Crimea its Origins. to the Death of Raglan

      Blackwood, London 1863 - 5 vols. 1863-1875. 54 (of 56) maps & plans (many folding). Contemporary calf. Folding maps. A nice set, bound in immaculate contemporary half calf showing a nice view of Sebastopole from the sea. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'Ingénieux Don Quichotte de la Manche (2 Tomes - Complet) [ Edition originale ]

      Louis Hachette 1863 - Traductions de Louis Viardot, avec les dessins de Gustave Doré, gravés par H. Pisan, 2 vol. in-folio cartonnage éditeur pleine percaline rouge aux fers spéciaux, Louis Hachette, Paris, 1863, 2 ff., XXIII-459 pp., 1 f. n. ch. et 1 f blanc, avec 62 planches hors texte (y compris le frontispice) sur papier vélin fort, gravées sur bois et tirées sur fond teinté chine ; 2 ff., 515 pp., 1 f. n. ch. et 1 f. blanc, avec 58 planches hors texte (y compris le frontispice) sur papier vélin fort, gravées sur bois et tirées sur fond teinté chine Edition originale de la version illustrée par Gustave Doré. Exemplaire collationné bien complet des 120 grandes compositions, avec 257 vignettes. "Presque toujours le dessin de Doré atteint à des qualités de finesse ingénieuse qu'il n'avait pas encore eu l'occasion de montret à ce point" (Leblanc, 67) Etat satisfaisant (petits accrocs au dos en coiffes, fentes intérieures en mors, rares rouss., une planche débrochée, bon état par aileurs). Les planches dessinées par Gustave Doré sont absolument magnifiques. Prix en l'état pour cet exemplaire qui mériterait une restauration de qualité. Carteret, III, Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Weather Book: A Practical Manual of Meteorology

      London: Longmans Green, 1863 First edition. Early rebinding by Jarrolds of Norwich in half blue morocco and marbled boards (originally published in blue cloth). 464pp. With 16 engraved charts at back, some coloured, as called for. Robert Fitz Roy was Captain of HMS Beagle, which sailed round the world with Darwin as naturalist in the 1830s, on a mission to navigate the coasts of South America. Fitz Roy was also a pioneering weather forecaster, particularly interested in improving forecasts for shipping; in 1854 he was appointed the first head of what later became the Met.Office. He designed and installed barometers and storm warnings at ports. This book was a landmark in early meteorology, and is rare: Copac lists 4 copies. The book was reprinted in the same year, but seems to have had no further editions. This copy was in the Norfolk and Norwich library in the late 19th century but is well preserved. It has two library labels, one to the front cover and one on the front pastedown dated 1898, as well as 2 neat erased stamps on the title page and a number on verso. The condition is Good overall: the pages are very good and clean and the binding largely firm, with a little slackness at the front internal hinge. Endpapers have some browning. The covers are quite rubbed and worn but quite bright.

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        PRÉCIS DE L'HISTOIRE DE L'ASTRONOMIE

      Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1863. Second Edition. 8vo., 170 [2] pages; VG; spine green leather with gilt lettering; 3/4 bound, with some repair, marbled boards preserved, new cloth spine and corners, previous thin spine preserved and on top of spine; not a recent repair, with moderate wear to cloth; with two title pages, the first in a burnt orange color; small bookplate on front pastedown; mild foxing; text in French; shelved case 10. Dupont.

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        TO RETURNED SOLDIERS AND OTHERS! CAPT. ALEX. MANN, HAS BEEN ESPECIALLY AUTHORIZED TO RE-ENLIST FOR THE THIRD REG'T. N.Y. VOLUNTEERS, (INFANTRY), FOR THE PERIOD OF ONE OR TWO YEARS...

      Newburgh, N.Y., 1863. Broadside, 28 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches. Archivally mounted and matted on acid- free board. Minor loss to top edge, with small remnants of a pasted-over handbill remaining in the top margin but barely touching the top letters, old folds, mild adhesive discoloration at corners, slightly tanned, small vertical closed tear to middle fold at bottom edge. Overall good condition. An exceptionally-rare, and possibly unique surviving example of this large recruiting poster for the Third Regiment in Newburgh, N.Y. Alexander Mann mustered into the Third Regiment, Company "B" as an Ensign in Albany on May 14, 1861, after being recruited from Newburgh or one of several surrounding towns. Less than a year later, Mann was promoted to captain. Third Regiment, Company "B" was the first recruited and first ready for muster in the state of New York during the early months of the Civil War. They fought at Big Bethel, Fort Wagner, Bermuda Hundred, Petersburg, Fort Gilmer, Chapin's Farm, Fort Fisher, and Wilmington, among others, and spent much time protecting Fort Monroe in Virginia during their first enlistment from 1861 to 1863. In May 1863, the unit was re-organized; some current soldiers re- enlisted, and new recruits were mustered. The present broadside emanates from Captain Mann's recruitment efforts for the re- organization and re-enlistment of his regimental company during this time. As compensation to new recruits, Captain Mann is authorized to give a bounty of $250 for a two-year enlistment or $100 for one year. Recruits are invited to visit Captain Mann at 144 Water Street in Newburgh. The Third Regiment would continue to provide valiant service to the Union, although Captain Mann was mustered out at the end of August 1864. A substantial recruitment poster for a proud and active Civil War unit.

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        La Vie Parisienne

      Emile Marcelin 1863 - La Vie Parisienne was a very famous French magazine, continuously published for over a hundred years (until 1970), it covered novel, music, theater, the arts, politics and sports. Beautifully illustrated, this is a bound volume with 51 magazines from the first year of publication - each 12-page magazine is included in this volume, starting with Nr. 1 (Jan 3rd, 1863) through Nr. 52 (December 26th, 1863) - Only one is missing (Nr. 44). Directed by Emile Marcelin (1825-1887) for the first 24 years, the beautiful artwork of La Vie parisienne reflected the stylization of Art Nouveau and Art Deco, this was a highly successful publication in its time. Each magazine is 10.5 x 13 inches, all in good to very good condition with some rust, bound in one volume with hardcovers. See pictures of cover and some example pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Emancipated slaves [photograph]

      New York: George Hanks, 1863 One of the great American slavery photographs, this portrait was made "to raise money to educate former slaves in Louisiana, a state still partially held by the Confederacy. One group portrait, several cartes de visite of pairs of students, and numerous portraits of each student were made. When this photograph was published as a woodcut in "Harper's Weekly" of January 30, 1864, it was accompanied by the biographies of the eight emancipated slaves, which served successfully to fan the abolitionist cause" (Metropolitan Museum of Art). "The images of Wilson Chinn were especially famous. On his forehead are branded the initials of his former owner, Volsey B. Marmillon. To make the marks more visible to viewers, Kimball added a bit of unintended insult to injury: he retouched the initials on the original negative to make them appear even more visible in the albumen silver print" (Rosenheim, Photography and the American Civil War). Oval albumen print, (5 x 7 in.) original mount. Overall size 8 x 10 inches. Printed title: "Emancipated Slaves brought from Louisiana by Col. Geo. H. Hanks The children are from the schools established by order of Maj. Gen. Banks." Printed on the mount beneath the photograph are the names of the freed slaves as well as the photogapher's and publisher's imprints and copyright notice. Very good condition, with minor wear to the mount. This photograph is among the most famous and most influential images of American slaves. The only other example we have seen in the trade made $30,000 at Swann in March 2015.

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        Sonnenuntergang an der asiatischen. [Asian Sunset]

      [Canton] 1863 - Watercolour on paper, 210 x 300 mm; signed in pencil; mounted. Charming and atmospheric watercolour of the Guangzhou area, depciting the Pearl River at sundown, looking towards old Canton, with the Chigang Pagoda and the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees seen in the distance. The German painter Eduard Hildebrandt had studied in Berlin and Paris and was a friend of scientist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt. Under Humboldt's influence he took a voyage around the world in 1862-64, making watercolour views of the many places he visited. "Fantasies in red, yellow and opal, sunset, sunrise and moonshine, distances of hundreds of miles like those of the Andes and the Himalaya, narrow streets in the bazaars of Cairo or Suez, panoramas as seen from mast-heads, wide cities like Bombay or Pekin, narrow strips of desert with measure-less expanses of sky all alike display his quality of bravura" (Wikipedia).A note on the verso explains that the drawing's title was written on the old passepartout mount. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Masterpieces of industrial art & sculpture at the International Exhibition, 1862 [Volumes 1 & 2]

      London : Day & Son, lithographers to the Queen and to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales 1863 - Volumes 1 & 2 (of 3) only. Plates 0 - 200 : 43cm. gilt edges. covers & spines are loose. spine is cracked & most pages are loose, some with fraying to edges. some plate have foxing to edges. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Ladak, Tartary, and Kashmir

      1863 - Second edition. Coloured chromo-lithographic frontispiece, 2 panoramas, and 9 plates with a folding map and with numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Bright original red cloth, richly gilt spine, recased. iv, 367pp. London, Saunders, A most attractivelyillustrated narrative of the western Himalayas, unusual for the use of chromo-lithography. Writing from Simla, Torrens comments [that] ?you, my readers, will have yawned or laughed over, been bored or amused, by the perusal of my narrative long before the publication will meet its author's eyes.? [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die krankhaften Geschwülste. Dreissig Vorlesungen, gehalten während des Wintersemesters 1862-1863 an der Universität zu Berlin. Band I, II und III,1 in drei Bänden (alles Erschienene, endet mit Vorlesung 25).

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

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po

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

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        THE NATURALIST ON THE RIVER AMAZONS, A Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature Under the Equator, During Eleven Years of Travel.

      John Murray 1863. . 1st Ed. 2 vols. ix + 351pp. + 32pp. publ. catalogue. + vi + 423pp. 9 plates, 33 ills., folding map. Some light browning, bookplates, volume 2 with crudely taped hinges, gilt lettered cloth with gilt ills. to upper boards, chipped spines with repair across tail of spine of vol. 2 with minor split to tail of upper joint, corners frayed. Moraes vol. 1. pp.77. Darwin ‘It is a grand book, and, whether or not it sells, it will last. ODNB ‘... a major contribution to the knowledge and literature of Amazonia. Bates had spent longer on the Amazon than any of his European predecessors, and the book was an immediate success and has become a travel classic ... it provides a fascinating record of the natural environment and wildlife of Amazonia before the major impact of the rubber boom. There are also detailed descriptions of the way of life and customs of Amerindian groups Bates encountered on his travels ...' US$2145

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        The Prairie Traveller

      1863 - a Hand-Book for Overland Expeditions. With illustrations, and itineraries of the principal routes between the Mississippi and the Pacific.First London edition, remainder issue. Folding map & frontispiece. 12mo. Original black cloth, rebacked, old spine laid down, boards cracked, otherwise very good. vi, [ii], xi-xvi, 251, 24ads.(dated March 1882)pp. London, A scarce Burton item, the preface for which was written in Fernando Po and dated 1 June, 1862. Penzer, p69/70; Casati, 90; Howes, M279, Sabin, 44515. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of West Point, and its Military Importance During the American Revolution: and the Origin and Progress of the United States Military Academy

      New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1863. 8vo. xviii, 408, [12]pp., including advertisements at end. Large folding panoramic lithographed frontispiece of the Hudson River and West Point by Julius Bien, 9 plates, of which 2 folding and one in color; illustrations in text. Original blue embossed cloth, large gilt emblems on front cover and spine, spine gilt-lettered. Front hinge cracked and free endpaper loose, covers bright; short tape repairs on flyleaf and title margin, a pale marginal dampstain, some intermittent foxing. FIRST EDITION with a superb panoramic frontispiece by Julius Bien, lithographer from New York famous for his second folio edition of Audubon's 'Birds of America.' "[Capt. Boynton's] long residence at West Point, with its revolutionary associations, turned his interest to historical matters, and led to the publication of [the present volume], a large part of which is devoted to a minute study of the topography of the neighborhood, from a military viewpoint, to the system of defenses erected during the Revolution, and to the administration of the fortress during that period" (DAB). Howes B678; Sabin 7150.

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        Guide pratique du Jardinier Paysagiste. Album de 24 plans coloriés sur la composition et l"ornementation des jardins d"agrément à l"usage des amateurs, propriétaires et architectes. Accompagnés d"une Explication très détaillée. Traduit de l"allemand par M. J. Rothschild. Précédé d"une Introduction générale de M. Charles Naudin.

      Paris: J. Rothschild, éditeur, 1863 - Edition originale française, in-4 allongé; [iv: faux-titre, titre imprimé en noir, rouge et bleu], iv, [ii], 48p.; 24 plans lithographiés à double page rehaussés en couleur et montés sur onglets, lithographie de Singer, texte imprimé dans un encadrement avec fleurons aux coins. On joint 4 planches lithographiés en couleur provenant de l"ouvrage de Victor Petit "Parcs et Jardins des environs de Paris" [Monrocq,1861]. Cartonnage orange de l"éditeur, dos toilé brun avec étiquette de titre en long, plats imprimés. Quelques frottis et épidermures sur la couverture, autrement en très bon état et intérieurement très frais. Chaque plan est commenté en détail avec la perspective, les petits édifices et le mobilier de jardin (bancs, pavillons, maisonnette en bois, Temple de Minerve, grotte, habitation du jardinier), les massifs, plantations, carrés de fleurs et potagers, fruitiers, avec les variétés recommandée et leur nom latin. Bon ouvrage peu courant. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Guadeloupe Pittoresque

      1863 - First edition. 12 lithograph plates, including decorative half title & large folding panorama (this with a closed tear expertly repaired). Folio (555 x 400mm). Fine original publisher's blindstamped cloth, titled in gilt on upper board. [iv], 44pp. Paris, Noblet & Baudry, An uncommon work and probably one of the last of the few plate books devoted to the West Indies. With a fine presentation inscription from the author's eldest son and heir Even Budan to the upper margin of the title page: ?A Monsieur A. Arnaud / Souvenir affectueux / [En. Budan] Beneath there is further presentation inscription from Monsieur Arnaud: ?Mon cher Commandant / Recevez ce faible souvenir, c'est l'oeuvre d'un vos amis de collège, de ce pauvre Budan qui était aussi mon ami. Songez a lui meme en parcourrant, et aussi au modests edecin que a été votre hote. A qui l'honore d'être; votre. [A Arnaud] Born on Guadeloupe in 1827 Budan was well known as both a painter and as one of the first photographers in the Antilles, exhibiting at the Paris salons in 1863 and 1867. In November 1862 he launched a subscription for La Guadeloupe Pittoresque which was to be published in 12 livraisons (4 francs per part or 48 francs complete). The subscribers could, if they wished, have the album bound with their initials stamped in gilt on the upper board. The finished items arrived in Guadeloupe in December 1863 and were put on sale at the beginning of 1864 at the price of 50 francs for a bound copy. He died in Saint-Pierre on Martinique in 1874. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Die Meteoriten in Sammlungen, ihre Geschichte, mineralogische und chemische Beschaffenheit.

      Leipzig Engelmann 1863 - (23 x 15,5 cm). XXVI, 202 S. Pappband der Zeit. Einzige Ausgabe dieses seltenen und umfangreichen Werkes. - Der unermüdliche Meteoritenjäger Buchner hat es sich zum Ziel gesetzt, alle bekannten Meteoriten der Welt in einem Buch aufzulisten. Dazu hat er Museen, Institute und Privatleute in aller Welt angeschrieben und Inventarlisten von 59 öffentlichen und 30 privaten Sammlungen erhalten. Der vorliegende Band enthält meist sehr ausführliche Beschreibungen von 261 Meteoriten. - Titel verso gestempelt. Stellenweise minimal stockfleckig bzw. gebräunt, sonst sauber und wohlerhalten. - Brüning 2598 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Two Legacies

      Cambridge, MA: Riverside Press/Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1863. Georgina Lowell Putnam (1836-1922) was a niece of James Russell Lowell and the daughter of the wealthy industrialist Francis Cabot Lowell, Jr. of the noted mill town of Lowell, Mass. This presentation copy signed, "CLS from GLP March 1885." The handsome book is also signed "Louise Dervey With happy memories from C L Shaw May 1919." C. L. Shaw probably refers to Carlotta Lowell Shaw (Shaw Lowell), daughter of reformer Josephine Shaw (herself a sister of Civil War hero Robert Gould Shaw and the first woman to hold public office in New York City) and Civil War Major and fatal casualty Charles Russell Lowell (1835-1864). Brown, full-leather with five raised bands on spine. Blind-tooled designs of Maltese crosses on boards and spine. A.E.G. Marbled eps. with gilt dentelle design. 71 Pages. Spine has been expertly rebacked, providing a uniform, tight, attractive copy of a beautiful, extremely scarce book.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Full-Leather. Fine. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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        I Spanien.

      Orig. udgave. Kbhvn.: Reitzel 1863. 310 + [4] s. Gennemgående rent og velholdt ubeskåret eksemplar indbundet med de orig. omslag og ryg i smukt nyere privat papirbind med farvet titelfelt og guldtryk på ryggen samt med skindforstærkede hjørner og kapitæler. Bindet signeret Axel Knudsen 1948. Navn på det orig. foromslag, den orig. ryg med brugsspor. * BFN 869.

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        A Fighting Vermont Regiment Summary of Actions after Gettysburg, July 5-13, 1863

      1863 - Autograph Document, c. July to October 1863, 2 pp., 8 x 12 1/4 in. Complete TranscriptLightersvil Md[1]July 5 Having march all night I enterd Lightersvill Md with 200 men and captured 125 rebels 100 head of cattle and several waggons Entered Hagerstown at 12 oclock "M." Marching between two detachments of Lees ArmyJuly 6 Hagerstown During the early part of the day four companies of my command were thrown into the town as sharp shooters where they were sharply engaged until 3 oclock PM when I was ordered to act as rear guard while our forces retired In so doing, we were obliged to confront greatly superior numbers whose repeated assaults only terminated with darkness The loss to the regiment here was severe[2]July 8 Boonsboro Was not engaged until after noon by a vigerous attack of all our forces during which a brilliant charge was made by a portion of this regiment the enemy was driven from the field[3]July 11 Col Sawyer[4] assumed commandJuly 13 Second Engagement at Hagerstown where a brilliant charge was made by a detach[ment] of the[this?] Regmt and a lively Skirmish took place with our dismounted CarbineersPort Conway Skirmish at Port Conway Va In which the enemy were driven across the river by a detachment under my command (The the enemies Gunboats shelled by our battrs on the succeeding day)[5]James City Va (near Culpeper) The enemy under Hampton and our forces under Gen Kilpatrick I supported with this regiment[6]Historical BackgroundWhile Col. Edward B. Sawyer was absent on medical leave, Lt. Col. Addison W. Preston led the Vermont cavalrymen through the Battle of Gettysburg. After battling Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart's cavalry at Hanover, Pennsylvania, on June 30, the 1st Vermont Cavalry joined the Union line on the extreme left near the Round Tops. Throughout July 3, they joined a dismounted attack on the Confederate right flank, and a mounted assault late in the afternoon pushed back the Confederates but left 67 of their regiment - 10 percent of the 675 engaged - dead. In the aftermath, they were one of the regiments harassing General Robert E. Lee's retreating Confederate army as it hurried toward the Potomac River and the safety of Virginia.Addison Webster Preston (1831-1864) was born in Burke, Vermont, and moved as a child to Danville. He entered Brown University, but left due to ill health. He sailed to Australia and then to California, where he spent several years before returning to Danville. Preston enlisted as a captain in the 1st Vermont Cavalry in September 1861, and was promoted to Lt. Col. in September 1862. He was wounded at Hagerstown in the Gettysburg Campaign and again two months later at Culpeper Court House. Appointed colonel on April 29, 1864, he was killed in action on June 3, 1864, at Hawe's Shop, Virginia. He left a widow and two children. Brigadier General George A. Custer said over his body, "There lies the best fighting colonel in the Cavalry Corps."[1] Leitersburg, MD.[2] In the words of 1st Vermont diarist Horace Ide, "We sat right down before Lee's Army, and they had to remove us before he could proceed." Some of the regiment captured at Hagerstown were sent to Andersonville Prison in Georgia, where eventually 57 members of the 1st Vermont Cavalry died. Joseph D. Collea Jr., The First Vermont Cavalry in the Civil War: A History (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1010), 187.[3] A report of the regiment's actions from June 30 to July 8, authored by Preston, appeared in the Rutland Weekly Herald (VT), 6 August 1863, 3:1-2.[4] Edward B. Sawyer (1828-1918), colonel of the 1st Vermont Cavalry from September 1862 to April 1864.[5] Engaged in battles at Port Conway, Virginia, on August 25 and September 1, 1863.[6] Engaged at James City, Virginia, on October 10, 1863, against Confederate cavalry under Wade Hampton.

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        PRÉCIS DE L'HISTOIRE DE L'ASTRONOMIE

      Mallet-Bachelier, Paris 1863 - 8vo., 170 [2] pages; VG; spine green leather with gilt lettering; 3/4 bound, with some repair, marbled boards preserved, new cloth spine and corners, previous thin spine preserved and on top of spine; not a recent repair, with moderate wear to cloth; with two title pages, the first in a burnt orange color; small bookplate on front pastedown; mild foxing; text in French; shelved case 10. Dupont. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les bons contes font les bons amis

      - Truchy, Paris 1863, 18,5x28cm, relié. - Edizione illustrata con disegni in-text di Edmond Morin. Legatura in piena marocco blu notte, torna con cinque nervi decorate con scatole dorate triple, ruote dorate sulle calotte, reti dorata cornice tripla arricchito con pennacchi oro motivi floreali sulle copertine, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, inquadramento di un pizzo d'oro sulla contreplats, coperture conservati, tutti i bordi dorati, doppie reti dorate sui tagli, superba vincolante firmato Marius Michel. Bookplate incollato su una guardia, un'ombra sulla stessa guardia e sulla pagina opposta. Bella copia elegantemente disegnato. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustré de dessins in-texte d'Edmond Morin.  Reliure en plein maroquin bleu nuit, dos à cinq nerfs orné de triples caissons dorés, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement de triples filets dorés enrichis de motifs floraux dorés en écoinçons sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, couvertures conservées, toutes tranches dorées, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes, superbe reliure signée de Marius Michel.  Ex-libris encollé sur une garde, une ombre sur cette même garde et sur la page en regard. Très bel exemplaire élégamment établi.  

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        Confederate Cavalry Commander Stuart&#146;s Only Known Letter to Confederate Congress

      1863 - Manuscript Letter Signed, to Muscoe Robert Hunter Garnett, April 16, 1863. 2 pp., 7 3/4 x 10 in. "I understand from Brig. General W. H. F. Lee that you have signified a desire to aid in any legislation needed for the Cavalry service-if we would state succinctly what is wanted.An Act providing for remuneration for Cavalry horses permanently disabled by. The extension of the law, authorizing military Courts to each Army Corps or Department, so as to include a Division of Cavalry attached to agrand army.A Veterinary Surgeon to each Brigade of Cavalry.""The amount of saving in horseflesh to the Confederacy by a competent Veterinary Surgeon to each Brigade would be incredible."General J.E.B. Stuart sends a message to Confederate Congressman Muscoe R. H. Garnett with suggestions for legislation to improve the Confederate cavalry. General William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, General Robert E. Lee's second son, hand-delivered the letter, which articulates Stuart's love of horses and commitment to the Confederate cavalry. This letter, purchased from the descendants of a Union soldier who had captured it during the Fall of Richmond in 1865, appears to be the only known J.E.B. Stuart letter addressed to the Confederate Congress in private hands. Complete Transcript Hd. Qrs. Cavalry Division Army of Nor Va April 16th 1863My Dear SirI understand from Brig. General W. H. F. Lee that you have signified a desire to aid in any legislation needed for the Cavalry service-if we would state succinctly what is wanted. Availing myself of your kind offer I submit the following through his kindness for your consideration. I An Act providing for remuneration for Cavalry horses permanently disabled by wounds or rendered permanently unserviceable by accident received when the owner is in the immediate execution of an order - or unavoidably captured by the enemy. The question to be determined by a board to be composed of 3 officers of the Regiment to be designated by the Colonel as the "disabled horse board" or upon the order of a General officer. II The extension of the law, authorizing military Courts to each Army Corps or Department, so as to include a Division of Cavalry attached to a grand army - as absolutely necessary to ensure speedy trial and justice, and preserve discipline. (See copy of urgent letter on this subject to Gen. R. E. Lee, April 9 1863). III A Veterinary Surgeon to each Brigade of Cavalry, to be selected and appointed after thorough examination into his qualifications, with the rank of Major. The amount of saving in horseflesh to the Confederacy by a competent Veterinary Surgeon to each Brigade would be incredible. I assure you that no greater service could be rendered the cavalry of the Provisional Army than the passage of such laws as embrace the foregoing. I have the honor to beMost Respectfully / Yr obt servant J.E.B. Stuart. Major Genl / ComdgHon M. R. H. GarnettC.S. House of RepresentativesThro Gen. W. H. F. Lee[Docketing:] Memo. From Genl J. E. B. Stuart about paying for Horses.Historical BackgroundOn April 4, 1863, Congressman Garnett introduced a resolution that "the Committee on Military Affairs inquire into the expedience of providing veterinary surgeons for the cavalry," and the House agreed to the resolution. However, the Congress adjourned on May 1, and did not meet again until December 7, 1863. Within a week of convening, Congressman Alexander Boteler of Virginia offered resolutions "That the Committee on Military Affairs inquire into the expediency of providing by law for the appointment of a veterinary surgeon, with the rank of captain, to each brigade of cavalry, the appointment to be made upon due examination before a board of at least three colonels of cavalry" and "That the Committee on Military Affairs inquire into the expediency of amending the law establishing a military court for each army corps, so as to authorize a similar court to commands of cavalry compose. (See website for full description)

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        Vie de Jésus.

      - Michel Lévy Frères, Paris 1863. 8vo. LIX+462 pages. With the half-title present ("Histoire des Origines du Christianisme. Livre premier"). Contemporary red half calf binding with richly gilt spine. Bookplate on front pastedown (Einar Christiansen). On inside of back endpaper inserted 3 small clippings from antiquarian book dealers. On verso of flyleaf inserted a reproduction of a Rembrandt etching showing Christ teaching. On the front side of the same flyleaf inserted a handwritten and signed letter (Paris 1859), 18 lines, from Ernest Renan. * PMM 352. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Salammbô [ Edition originale ]

      Michel Lévy Frères, A la Librairie Nouvelle 1863 - 1 vol. in-8 reliure moderne plein maroquin vert, dos à 5 nerfs, tête dorée, Michel Lévy Frères, A la Librairie Nouvelle, 1863, 1 f. blanc, 2 ff., 474 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. (table), 1 f. blanc Bon exemplaire de l'édition originale, avec la faute "scissites" page 80 mais d'autres fautes corrigées (qq. rouss.). Carteret, I, 266 ; Vicaire, III, 724. Langue: Français [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        IL GIRO DEL MONDO Giornale di viaggi, geografia e costumi diretto da Edoardo Charton ed Emilio Treves e illustrato dai pi&ugrave; celebri artisti.

      Milano, Charton & Treves, 1863-1880. In-4 p. (mm. 300x215), 32 volumi in 31 tomi, mz. tela coeva (una annata è rilegata in un unico volume in mz. pelle coeva e 4 semestri in mz. tela mod.), titolo oro al dorso, molto ben illustrati nel t. da numerose figure incise su legno, e con carte geografiche. Di questa celebre rivista contenente (a puntate) opere di viaggi di importanti autori, in Europa, Asia, Africa, America Settentrionale, Meridionale, Centrale e Oceania - presentati nella loro integrità - e con anche rubriche di viaggi generali, riviste e biografie, offriamo "tutto il pubblicato", dall'1 ottobre 1863 (Anno I, n. 1) al 30 dicembre 1880. La raccolta è così composta: - primi 20 volumi (2 per anno) che costituiscono la Prima Serie e terminano il 26 novembre 1874 (la rivista cessò la pubblicazione dal 26 agosto 1870 al 2 agosto 1871 per cui il vol. XIV contiene il 2° semestre 1870-71). - ulteriori 12 volumi (2 per anno) della "Nuova Serie" che ha inizio il 3 dicembre 1874 e termina il 30 dicembre 1880. Nel vol. VIII (2° semestre 1878) figura, in contemporanea con l'edizione originale inglese, la traduzione dell'importante opera di Stanley "Attraverso il Continente Nero, ossia le sorgenti del Nilo.. 1847-1877". Tutta la raccolta è ben conservata.

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        British Wild Flowers

      London: John Van Voorst, 1863. Original cloth. Very Good +. John E. Sowerby. A handsome copy of this 1863 early re-issue, "to which is now added a supplement containing 180 figures of lately discovered flowering plants by John W. Salter and the ferns, horsetails, and club-mosses by John E. Sowerby". Solid and VG+ in its dark-green cloth, with crisp gilt-lettering and devices along the front panel and spine and decorative blindstamping to the panels. Very light wear at the spine crown, a touch of light soiling to the pastedowns and endsheets. Thick octavo, all edges gilt. The lovely John Sowerby chromolithogrphed plates, featuring 1,770 detailed illustrations of various British wild flowers, all include their original tissue-guards, which has kept them clean and bright.

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        Autograph Letter Signed to James T. Fields

      Concord, 16 September 1863 - In this wonderful letter to his close friend and publisher James T. Fields, Nathaniel Hawthorne discusses the presentation copies of Our Old Home, which was scheduled to be published three days later on September 19, 1863. Hawthorne writes, &#147;Dear Fields, On the other page is the list of presentation people; and (with four [altered from three] copies bestowed when I saw you) it amounts to twenty-four, which your liberality and kindness allow me . I held my pen suspended over one or two of the names, doubting whether they deserved of me so especial a favor as a portion of my heart and brain. I have few friends. Some authors, I should think, would require half the edition for private distribution . Your friend, Nathl Hawthorne.&#148; This remarkable letter explains the rarity of inscribed presentation copies of Our Old Home (none at auction in at least 40 years): Hawthorne arranged for these presentation copies to be distributed directly by the publisher. Presumably these are the copies inscribed &#147;From the author&#148; in a clerk&#146;s hand. The recipient of this letter, James T. Fields (of the celebrated publishing firm Ticknor and Fields), was one of Hawthorne&#146;s closest friends and greatest influences. Hawthorne once told Fields, &#147;I care more for your good opinion than for that of a host of critics, and have excellent reason for so doing; inasmuch as my literary success, whatever it has been or may be, is the result of my connection with you.&#148; It was Fields who convinced Hawthorne to transform The Scarlet Letter from a short story into a novel in 1850. Late in the author&#146;s life, after publishing a series of Hawthorne&#146;s essays in The Atlantic Monthly, Fields persuaded the author to collect them in the book published as Our Old Home in 1863. Hawthorne died the following year, and Fields served as his pallbearer alongside Emerson, Holmes, Alcott, Whipple, and Longfellow. This is a splendid letter reflecting Hawthorne&#146;s famously reclusive nature and explaining the rarity of inscribed copies of Our Old Home. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Notice of a General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy.

      London: John Murray,, 1863. [read before the Economic Science and Statistics Section of the British Association at Cambridge] in: Report of the Thirty-Second Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science; Held at Cambridge in October 1862. Octavo (212 x 130 mm). Recent half calf and marbled boards, spine decorated gilt in compartments, red and black labels. Ministry of Defence and Admiralty library stamps to title and several other leaves. 4 folding tables and 3 folding plates. One fore-edge shaved, title page re-hinged and slightly short at fore-edge; a good copy. First edition of the complete volume of reports of the 32nd annual meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, (over 750 pages long), including - in the section on Statistical Science - Jevons's 2-page Notice of a General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy (pp. 158-9). "Jevons's attempts to make a career as a journalist in London met with little success and he followed up a suggestion made by his cousin, Henry Enfield Roscoe, who was already Professor of Chemistry at Owens College, Manchester, that he should apply for a vacancy there as a general tutor. When Jevons took up this very junior post in 1863 he was quite unknown even in academic circles, but he had already produced two works which were to prove of seminal importance in economics - his 'Brief Account of a General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy', first read before the British Association in 1862, and his outstanding applied research into changes in the value of gold." (R. D. Collison Black in The New Palgrave). "Statistical data in general,and time series in particular, had always a fascination for Jevons. With the instinct of a natural scientist he looked for rhythms and patterns in them, and one quality of time series which seems particularly to have intrigued him from his student days onwards was periodicity. In support of this assertion it may be pointed out that Jevons submitted two papers to section F of the British Association in 1862. One was his 'Brief Account of a General Mathematical Theory of Political Economy', then ignored but now renowned as the first statement of his new ideas in the area of value theory; the other [also present in this volume, pp. 157-158] was entitled 'On the Study of Periodic Commercial Fluctuations'". (ibid.) In a letter to his son Herbert of 14 September 1862, Jevons wrote: "I may also undertake some other articles. I have resolved however at last to let out my theory of Economy, & have accordingly written a short paper entitled 'Notice of a general mathematical theory of Economy' which will I hope be read at the Brit. Assoc. meeting at the beginning of next month. Although I know pretty well the paper is worth perhaps all the others that will be read there put together, I cannot pretend to say how it will be received, whether it will be read at all, or whether it won't be considered nonsense. Our family have not half enough humbug. One part of our composition with five of humbug would make a first character. If I had even a small percentage of HER'S ways, I should by this time have been soaring up in the regions of fame ease & fortune, instead of labouring away in obscurity & without a half penny of profit." (Papers and Correspondence of William Stanley Jevons II, p. 452).

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        VARIÉTÉS HISTORIQUES ET LITTÉRAIRES, recueil de pièces volantes rares et curieuses en prose et en vers. Revues et annotées.

      - 1863, Paris, chez Pagnerre, Libraire. 10 volumes in 8° reliure cartonnage rouge vif éditeur (dos insolés), titré dans le dos bibliothèque Elzévirienne ; titre, auteur, sphère, éditeur dorés.376 + 372 + 367 + 367 + 367 + 351 + 367 + 352 + 368 + 344 pages. Ouvrages en état correct [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gettysburg Doctor Returns to Civilian Practice after Helping in Army Hospitals

      1863 - Medical Director. Autograph Document Signed, releasing Dr. Robert Horner from further service at the expiration of his contract. Camp Letterman, near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, October 24, 1863, 1 p. 8 x 10 in. "AAsst Surg. Robt Horner is hereby relieved from duty at this place on account of the expiration of his contract."During the course of the Civil War, 5,532 doctors served for short terms in military hospitals after battles, typically at the rate of $100 per month for at least three months. Following the Battle of Gettysburg, Camp Letterman became the largest field hospital ever built in North America. By August 1863, all temporary field hospitals were closed, but Camp Letterman remained, with over 3,000 patients. Approximately 1,200 men were initially buried on site at Camp Letterman. It closed in November 1863, when the last remaining patients left. With a small group of Dr. Horner's papers and family photographs, including a June 1875 letter informing Horner that Pennsylvania College (now Gettysburg College) has conferred an honorary Master of Arts degree. List of mortgages, inventory of stocks and bonds deposited in Gettysburg National Bank (including Pennsylvania RR, Gettysburg Gas Company, Water company, bank, etc. Two county and state tax receipts. And with small group of post-war but war related clippings, ca 1870s-1890s. Plus photographs showing Dr. Horner and his family ca 1880s-1890s, several bearing the mark of noted battlefield photographer W. H. Tipton. Also includes a copy of John B. Horner, Essential to a Nation's Life: The Story of Drs. Charles and Robert Horner of Gettysburg. Gettysburg, PA: Horner Enterprises, 1997. 90 pages, illustrated, telling the story of physician brothers before and after the battle.Robert Horner (1825-1899) attended Pennsylvania College from 1842 to 1845, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1849. One of the few local physicians, he and more than 30 other surgeons were posted to Camp Letterman to treat nearly 1,600 patients, roughly half of whom were Confederates. His wife, Mary Ann Horner, served as a nurse. In 1864, he opened a drugstore in Gettysburg, but returned to his medical practice in 1869. He died on July 1, 1899, the 36th anniversary of the first day of the battle.Dr. Henry Janes (1832-1915) was the regimental surgeon of the 3rd Vermont Infantry from June 1861. He was detailed to run two hospitals for the Antietam wounded, then was appointed medical officer of 2nd Division, VI Corps. After the battle of Fredericksburg, he went under flag of truce across enemy lines to treat and repatriate wounded Union soldiers. Janes traveled with VI Corps to the battle of Gettysburg where he treated soldiers of both armies at the sprawling hospital complex named after Dr. Jonathan Letterman, Medical Director of the Army of the Potomac. When the Army left to pursue Lee, Letterman put Janes in charge of all the hospitals at Gettysburg. Faced with caring for more than 20,000 wounded soldiers, Janes constantly strove to improve the medical service, including work on procedures for treating major gunshot wounds besides amputation, saving the lives and limbs of hundreds of soldiers.

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        IL GIRO DEL MONDO. Giornale di viaggi, geografia e costumi diretto da Edoardo Charton ed Emilio Treves e illustrato dai più celebri artisti.

      Charton & Treves. In-4 p. (mm. 300x215), 32 volumi in 31 tomi, mz. tela coeva (una annata è rilegata in un unico volume in mz. pelle coeva e 4 semestri in mz. tela mod.), titolo oro al dorso, molto ben illustrati nel t. da numerose figure incise su legno, e con carte geografiche. Di questa celebre rivista contenente (a puntate) opere di viaggi di importanti autori, in Europa, Asia, Africa, America Settentrionale, Meridionale, Centrale e Oceania - presentati nella loro integrità - e con anche rubriche di viaggi generali, riviste e biografie, offriamo "tutto il pubblicato", dall'1 ottobre 1863 (Anno I, n. 1) al 30 dicembre 1880. La raccolta è così composta: - primi 20 volumi (2 per anno) che costituiscono la Prima Serie e terminano il 26 novembre 1874 (la rivista cessò la pubblicazione dal 26 agosto 1870 al 2 agosto 1871 per cui il vol. XIV contiene il 2° semestre 1870-71). - ulteriori 12 volumi (2 per anno) della "Nuova Serie" che ha inizio il 3 dicembre 1874 e termina il 30 dicembre 1880. Nel vol. VIII (2° semestre 1878) figura, in contemporanea con l'edizione originale inglese, la traduzione dell'importante opera di Stanley "Attraverso il Continente Nero, ossia le sorgenti del Nilo.. 1847-1877". Tutta la raccolta è ben conservata.

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        Les bons contes font les bons amis

      Truchy 1863 - - Truchy, Paris 1863, 18,5x28cm, relié. - Edition originale illustré de dessins in-texte d'Edmond Morin. Reliure en plein maroquin bleu nuit, dos à cinq nerfs orné de triples caissons dorés, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrement de triples filets dorés enrichis de motifs floraux dorés en écoinçons sur les plats, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, encadrement d'une dentelle dorée sur les contreplats, couvertures conservées, toutes tranches dorées, doubles filets dorés sur les coupes, superbe reliure signée de Marius Michel. Ex-libris encollé sur une garde, une ombre sur cette même garde et sur la page en regard. Très bel exemplaire élégamment établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First Edition illustrated drawings in-text Edmond Morin. Binding full morocco night blue, back with five nerves adorned with triple gilded boxes, gold wheels on the headdresses, framing triple golden nets enriched with floral motifs gilded spandrels on the boards, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, framing d a golden lace on the contreplats, preserved covers, all golden slices, double gilded nets on the cuts, superb binding signed by Marius Michel. Ex-libris glued on a guard, a shadow on the same guard and on the page opposite. Very nice example elegantly established. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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