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        Vie de Jésus

      Michel Lévy Freres, Paris 1863 - First edition. [4], lix, [1], 462, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Lasting eminence. Renan's Romantic conception of the historical Christ as a sort of gentle, pastoral Jewish philosopher aroused a storm of controversy, and was ". an immediate and resounding success both at home and abroad . In six months sixty thousand copies of the French edition had been sold and edition succeeded edition . Immediate success was partly a succès de scandale but this would not have kept the book alive. It is Renan's approach to the subject and his beautiful prose that gave it lasting eminence." - Printing and the Mind of Man. PMM 352; En français dans le texte 285 Contemporary quarter purple morocco and boards. Very good [4], lix, [1], 462, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Papers Relative to the Mission of Hon. T. Butler King, To Europe

      Milledgeville, Georgia: Confederate Union Power Press, 1863. Second Edition. Wraps. Good +. Stitched wraps. Approx. 9" x 5.5". 16 pages. Text toned. Nevins - "Includes King's reports on his partially successful, 1861-1862 efforts to get European packet lines to Savannah; also contains his widely published letter to Lord John Russell." Contents also include correspondence between Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown. This publication was first issued in 1862. Parrish & Willingham 2791; Nevins II p.221.

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        Dominique

      first edition.Binding half shagreen binds vintage wine. Back with nerves decorated with gilded 5 irons cold caissonés. golden head. Back slightly thinned evenly. All fresh. Very nice copy. Hachette Paris 1863 In-12 (12x18,5cm) (4) 372pp. relié

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        Elaborate Salesman Sample of Henry Milward & Son's Needles presented by George A. Clark & Brothers, Sole Agents in the USA

      c1975. An eleven (11) fold leather salesman sample folio of Henry Milward & Son's. Gold stamp cover with image of sailing vessel. The folio contains a wide varieties of H. Milward Helix needles and Watson's Sharps. Individual sizes arrayed and stitched to the heavy stock display cards. They include a wide variety of sizes of sharps, betweens, gd. downs, eyed millners, patent pockets, calyxeyed, yarn needles, tapestry, chenille, superfine, darners and steel tapered knitting needles. The last two flats are lacking their samples. George A. Clark & Brother was formed in 1863. Measures 9 1/4" x 5 1/2" when folded.

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        Battle of Taiheiki.

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        The Great Battle of the Genpei War in the Northern Echizen Province.

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        The Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man with remarks on theories of the origin of species by variation

      London John Murray, Albemarle Street 1863 Thick 8vo: xvi,528pp, with two full-page wood-engraved plates and 58 figures in the text. Original green heavily embossed, pebble-grained cloth, upper cover with two gilt fossil vignettes, spine lettered in gilt, marbled end papers renewed with period examples. Near Fine or better, pages clean and fresh (barring mild foxing of first and final few leaves), binding tight and square (after expert and almost imperceptible restoration). A handsome, collectible copy. Norman 1400. Garrison-Morton 204.1. Freeman (British Natural History Books) 2369. Near Fine+ ¶ Second Edition. Revised. First published in 1863, Antiquity of Man went through three editions that year, with a fourth and final edition appearing in 1873. Our copy appeared in April, 1863 (two months after the first edition), with alterations, corrections, and a new seven-page appendix. The book dealt with two linked scientific issues that rose to prominence in the preceding decade: the age of the human race and Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. Geologists had finally established that "early humans lived alongside the mammoths and other extinct mammals of the glacial period, known by this time by Lyell's name, 'Pleistocene' (formerly his 'Newer' Pliocene). This locked the human species firmly into earth history, by extending human history far beyond the reach of textual records into a prehistory recorded only in fossil bones and stone artefacts. The bulk of Lyell's book was devoted to a rather derivative account of this research. . . [In addition, after publication of Darwin's Origin of Species] Lyell had to alter his entire perspective on the history of life, finally conceding that successively higher forms of life had been formed in the course of time. He even allowed that the human species was no exception, at least in its physical aspects; but he remained sceptical about the adequacy of Darwin's theory to account for the origin of the mental and moral aspects that were most distinctively human." (ODNB) Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        JOURNAL OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE SOURCE OF THE NILE

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1863. First edition. Illustrated with 76 black and white plates, including a frontispiece of the author, and 2 maps, one folding. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original sienna cloth lettered and bordered in gilt on the spine, with a gilt vignette on the upper cover, all covers bordered in blind. xxxi, 658 (including appendix), [34 ads]. A handsome and pleasing copy, lightly aged and with far less evidence of use than is normally encountered, very clean and crisp internally. Cloth and hinges in good order, the maps very well preserved, fresh and as pristine, endleaves renewed and corner tips strengthened with new cloth. THE SCARCE LANDMARK WORK OF AFRICAN EXPLORATION FROM THE FIRST EXPLORER TO DISCOVER ONE OF THE MAJOR SOURCES OF THE NILE. After an expedition into eastern Africa in the company of Sir Richard Burton, Speke returned to England to announce his hypothesis that the Nile issued from Lake Victoria Nyanza. However, his fellow geographers, including Burton, were skeptical of this claim. Under the sponsorship of Sir Roderick Murchison, President of the Royal Geographical Society, Speke went back to Africa and Lake Victoria Nyanza, and when he returned home he claimed that this time he had found conclusive evidence that the lake was indeed the source of the great river. This work is his published account of that expedition. It details his day-by-day adventures in his search for the source of the Nile, including myriad accounts of travel experiences such as his enjoyment of courtly life in the native palace in Uganda, expeditions of big game hunting, and, of course, the momentous ascent to the juncture of the lake and the river. For discovering “conclusive proof” that the Nile issued from Lake Victoria Nyanza, he was awarded a gold medal from the Royal Geographic Society. His claims, however, were still widely disputed. In 1864, Burton and James McQueen published jointly THE NILE BASIN which firmly disagreed with Speke’s conclusions. Speke and Burton planned a debate on the issue, but the day prior to the meeting Speke was killed in an untimely hunting accident. His work remains a landmark in Africana literature and an enjoyable reading adventure.

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        La Forza del Destino opera in quattro atti... Poesia di F.M. Piave Rappresentata per la prima volta al Teatro Imperiale Italiano di Pietroburgo il 10 Novembre 1862 Riduzione per Canto e Pianoforte di Luigi Truzzi. Fr. 50 [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Tito di Gio. Ricordi [PNs 34681-34715], [1863]. Folio. 19th century quarter dark red morocco with red textured boards. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso index of 35 numbers), [3] (blank), 4-315 (music), [i] (blank) pp. Title, cast list, and contents typeset; music engraved. Without publisher's blindstamp. With separate caption title, price, imprint, and pagination to each number; continuous pagination to lower outer corners. Cast includes Barbot as Leonora, Graziani as Don Carlo di Vargas, Tamberlick as Don Alvaro, Nantier-Didiée as Preziosilla, Angelini as Padre Guardiano, and de Bassini as Fra Melitone. Binding worn and shaken; head and tail of spine frayed; tears to foot of spine; front endpaper lacking inner corners and with music seller's handstamp; hinge split following second leaf. Minor foxing; some minor staining to lower edges throughout; tear to lower margin of pp. 297-98; pp. 314-15 partially detached. First complete edition, first issue (printed from plates of earlier separate issues). Rare. Hopkinson 60A(a). Chusid p. 80. Verdi Bolletino II/6, p. 1622 (facsimile of title). Crawford p. 587. Hopkinson is in error in transcribing the fourth line of the title, which reads "musica del maestro cav." not "musica dei maestro cav." La Forza del Destino, an opera in four acts to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Angel de Saavedra, Duke of Rivas's play Don Alvaro, o La fuerza del sino, with a scene from Friedrich von Schiller's play Wallensteins Lager, translated by Andrea Maffei, was first performed in St Petersburg at the Imperial Theatre on October 29/November 10, 1862. "After Un ballo in maschera (finished in early 1858), Verdi experienced his most serious compositional hiatus to date, repeatedly telling friends that he had ceased to be a composer and that his farmlands at S Agata now took up all his time. The breakthrough to fresh creativity came in late 1860 when the famous tenor Enrico Tamberlik wrote to Verdi offering him a commission from the Imperial Theatre at St Petersburg... Serious work began on [La Forza] in August 1861 and by November it was more or less complete (except, as usual, for the orchestration, which Verdi still preferred to complete nearer the time of performance, when he had experienced the singers and the theatrical acoustics at first hand). Verdi left for Russia in late 1861, but the première was postponed owing to the illness of the prima donna. He undertook several lengthy European trips during the first half of 1862 and returned to supervise rehearsals at St Petersburg in September of that year. The first performance, which starred Caroline Barbot (Leonora), Francesco Graziani (Carlo), Enrico Tamberlik (Alvaro) and Constance Nantier-Didiée (Preziosilla), was praised in some journals, but was at best only a moderate success..." A revised version, with modifications to the text by Antonio Ghislanzoni was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 27,1869. "The performance was a considerable success and La forza remained a popular element of the repertory during the later years of the 19th century." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.

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        A crisp and sharp photograph of Grant as Major General

      New York?: , c. 1863 - 1864?. New York?, c. 1863 - 1864?. 2.5" x 4". "Carte-de-visite photograph, 2.5"" x 4"", a waist-up portrait of Grant as Major General. E. & H.T. Anthony, 501 Broadway, New York credit on verso. Mount bears a nice gilt double-ruled border. Clipped corners, a few light marks to the albumen, else very clean and in fine condition."

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        A DARK NIGHT'S WORK . Copyright Edition

      Bernard Tauchnitz, Leipzig 1863 - Small octavo, pp. [1-2] 1-282, nineteenth-century three-quarter calf and pebbled cloth, gray coated endpapers. First continental edition. A "sensation" novel of murder and its consequences. The story was serialized in ALL THE YEAR ROUND in 1863 and published later the same year in book form with other fiction by Smith, Elder & Co. See Hubin (1994), p. 318. Bound without the half title leaf and final imprint leaf. Calf a bit rubbed, small ring stain on front cover, a very good copy. (#151784) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Forza del Destino opera in quattro atti... Poesia di F.M. Piave Rappresentata per la prima volta al Teatro Imperiale Italiano di Pietroburgo il 10 Novembre 1862 Riduzione per Canto e Pianoforte di Luigi Truzzi. Fr. 50 [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Tito di Gio. Ricordi [PNs 34681-34715], 1863. First complete edition, first issue (printed from plates of earlier separate issues). Rare. Hopkinson 60A(a). Chusid p. 80. Verdi Bolletino II/6, p. 1622 (facsimile of title). Crawford p. 587. Hopkinson is in error in transcribing the fourth line of the title, which reads "musica del maestro cav." not "musica dei maestro cav." La Forza del Destino, an opera in four acts to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave after Angel de Saavedra, Duke of Rivas's play Don Alvaro, o La fuerza del sino, with a scene from Friedrich von Schiller's play Wallensteins Lager, translated by Andrea Maffei, was first performed in St Petersburg at the Imperial Theatre on October 29/November 10, 1862. "After Un ballo in maschera (finished in early 1858), Verdi experienced his most serious compositional hiatus to date, repeatedly telling friends that he had ceased to be a composer and that his farmlands at S Agata now took up all his time. The breakthrough to fresh creativity came in late 1860 when the famous tenor Enrico Tamberlik wrote to Verdi offering him a commission from the Imperial Theatre at St Petersburg... Serious work began on [La Forza] in August 1861 and by November it was more or less complete (except, as usual, for the orchestration, which Verdi still preferred to complete nearer the time of performance, when he had experienced the singers and the theatrical acoustics at first hand). Verdi left for Russia in late 1861, but the première was postponed owing to the illness of the prima donna. He undertook several lengthy European trips during the first half of 1862 and returned to supervise rehearsals at St Petersburg in September of that year. The first performance, which starred Caroline Barbot (Leonora), Francesco Graziani (Carlo), Enrico Tamberlik (Alvaro) and Constance Nantier-Didiée (Preziosilla), was praised in some journals, but was at best only a moderate success..." A revised version, with modifications to the text by Antonio Ghislanzoni was first performed in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala on February 27,1869. "The performance was a considerable success and La forza remained a popular element of the repertory during the later years of the 19th century." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.. Folio. 19th century quarter dark red morocco with red textured boards. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso index of 35 numbers), [3] (blank), 4-315 (music), [i] (blank) pp. Title, cast list, and contents typeset; music engraved. Without publisher's blindstamp. With separate caption title, price, imprint, and pagination to each number; continuous pagination to lower outer corners. Cast includes Barbot as Leonora, Graziani as Don Carlo di Vargas, Tamberlick as Don Alvaro, Nantier-Didiée as Preziosilla, Angelini as Padre Guardiano, and de Bassini as Fra Melitone. Binding worn and shaken; head and tail of spine frayed; tears to foot of spine; front endpaper lacking inner corners and with music seller's handstamp; hinge split following second leaf. Minor foxing; some minor staining to lower edges throughout; tear to lower margin of pp. 297-98; pp. 314-15 partially detached.

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        Index fungorum Britannicorum. A Complete List of Fungi Found in the British Islands to the Present Date. Arranged so as to be applicable either as a check-list or for herbarium labels.

      - London, Robert Hardwicke, (1863). 8vo. (2),+ 58 pp. Dampstain in the corner from p. 52. Publisher?s worn cloth covered cardboard boards. Title label (from the front board) loose. Inscribed and signed by the author to ?Illustris Elias Fries M.D. facile princeps mycologiae? With the owner?s stamp of Th. M. Fries and the bookplate of Nils Fries. A four page prospect for th ?Journal of Botany, British and Foreign? is inserted at the end of the book. Volbracht 401. Stafleu 1196. Mordecai Cubitt Cooke (1825-1914) was an English botanist and mycologist. He founded the Society of Amateur Botanists and was curator of the mycological collections att the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where his herbarium is now kept. Very fine association copy, with dedication to Elias Fries! [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Grand Soirée de Physique amusante. Soirées en ville, lecons de l`escamotage d`une nouvelle maniere physique par le professeur Adolpf Bils. Kaiserlich Russischer Hoglünstler. Die physikalischen Vorträge sind vollständig neu.

      Frankfurt, Reinhold Baist (1863). - Einblattdruck mit gr. Holzschnitt (18 x 21 cm). Blattgr.: 63,5 x 27 cm. Bils führt 51 verschiedene Tricks auf, u. a.: Der magnetische Degen; Die unsichtbar wandernden Tücher, Die tanzenden Metamorphosen, Die Cristallampe etc. - Die Höhepunkte sind wohl: "Die Reise durch die Luft. Nämlich eine Dame soll auf Commando von der Bühne bis zur Gallerie über das Publikum hinwegfliegen"; "Die wunderbare Erscheinung aus der Feenwelt. oder: Aus 2 rohen Hühnereiern 2 lebende Damen hervorwachsen lassen"; "Die unerklärliche Verwandlung eines Herren in eine Dame". - Zum Schluss jeder Vorstellung: Das unvergleichliche Verschwinden einer Dame. - Der hübsche Holzschnitt zeigt 2 Szenen einer Vorführung. Adolph Bils stammte aus Kopenhagen (eine anderer Quelle behauptet Potsdam) und besaß mit seinem ebenfalls als Zauberer tätigen Bruder einen Zauberpalast im Tivoli; Auftritte in ganz Europa sind von 1838-1863 verbürgt.

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        Journal Of Mrs. Hepzibeth P. Bruce, Wife Of The Rev. Henry J. Bruce, Missionary To India, On The Voyage From Boston To Bombay.

      Waltham: Josiah Hastings. Poor; Several margins frayed, lacks lower half of wraps & part of map.. 1863. First Edition. Pamphlet. 8vo; Sewn, 54p. , 3 fold map. **The ship Whampoa sailed 30 Oct. 1862 to 3 March 1863. The lacking map segment covers the trip around the Cape of Good Hope, 19 Dec. To 15 January. Four page manuscript account in a letter to their cousin Ellen Goodnow. Two and a half pages are by Hepzibeth and the balance, written ina small hand by husband Henry. "Hepzi's" letter is dated Indian Ocean, Feb. 25, 1863 and Henry's letter is dated the 26th. Her's is 30 lines per page while his is 54 lines per page. OCLC 326582753. .

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        Le Livre des Esprits. Contenant les principes de la doctrine spirite sur l'immortalité de l'âme, la nature des Esprits et leurs rapports avec les hommes ; les lois morales, la vie présente, la vie future et l'avenir de l'humanité. Selon l'enseignement donné par les Esprits supérieurs à l'aide de divers médiums.

      Paris, Didier, 1863. ____ L'ouvrage fondateur du spiritisme. Le Livre des Esprits est composé de 1019 questions et de réponses. La première édition de 1857 ne traitait que de 501 questions. Mention de neuvième édition sur le titre. Marque de provenance au pied du dos "L. Couly". Très bon exemplaire.*-------* Very good copy. In-12. Collation : (4), XLIV, 474, (2) pp. Demi-toile noire, dos à faux nerfs. (Reliure de l'époque.).

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        Poems and Letters.

      London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1863. 4to, contemporary calf, green morocco label, gilt decorations and lettering, a.e.g. Mounted albumen photographic frontis portrait and three oval albumen photographic prints. ¶ An elaborate edition of Gray's poetry, with some of his correspondence to Horace Walpole and Gilbert West, nicely illustrated with three albumen prints. This edition was so highly thought of that it was regularly used as a prize book (especially at Eton) and is often encountered, as here, with an extra leaf bound in presenting this book as an award for academic excellence. Binding slightly rubbed; some foxing; handsome copy.

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        [STRIKING AND IMPORTANT CHROMOLITHOGRAPHIC CIVIL WAR RECRUITING BROADSIDE FEATURING FREED SLAVES AS UNION SOLDIERS, WITH VERSO READING:] ALL SLAVES WERE MADE FREEMEN BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, JANUARY 1ST, 1863. COME, THEN, ABLE-BODIED COLORED MEN, TO THE NEAREST UNITED STATES CAMP, AND FIGHT FOR THE STARS AND STRIPES

      [Philadelphia, 1863. Chromolithographic broadside, 8 1/4 x 10 inches. A few light marginal damp stains, minor edge wear. Very good, clean and bright. An extraordinary Civil War recruiting broadside featuring an African-American soldier raising a military sword in his right hand, and in his left holding an American flag, to which a banner is affixed reading, "Freedom to the Slave." The background shows African-American children walking to a public school; a young black man sitting in a rocking chair reading a newspaper with a hand plow on the ground beside him, where his children play; a small group of slaves being freed by a black soldier, with one of the former slaves tearing at a Confederate flag while his shackles lie broken at his feet; a regiment of African-American soldiers marches in line at top right, carrying an American flag emblazoned with the words, "U.S. Regt. Colored Troops." After President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation took effect on Jan. 1, 1863, Union forces kicked into high gear the effort to recruit black soldiers. The War Department established the Bureau of Colored Troops in May 1863. Recruitment posters circulated in earnest, focusing on the need for African-Americans to prove their loyalty, demonstrate their manhood, and crush the slave- holding southern states once and for all. Black leaders such as Frederick Douglass contributed language to some of these posters, and recent scholarship suggests he might have written the language for this poster. The Library Company of Philadelphia, as well as Bob Luke and John David Smith in their book, SOLDIERING FOR FREEDOM: HOW THE UNION ARMY RECRUITED, TRAINED, AND DEPLOYED THE U.S. COLORED TROOPS, attribute the present example to the Philadelphia Supervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Regiments and dates it around early-to-mid-1863. Two slightly different versions of this poster have survived, and this example is the rarer of the two. The more common version adds the lyrics to H.H. Brownell's "John Brown" song underneath the text included in our example. In addition, there are slight variations in the typography of the two versions, and the chromolithograph demonstrates minor differences, as well. Certain background features are more legible in the present example than in the more common variation. We can find five copies of this more common version, at Yale, the Library Company, the Clements Library, the Library of Congress, and Gilder Lehrman; the present example is known in only one other copy, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. OCLC 65402366. Luke, Bob & John David Smith: SOLDIERING FOR FREEDOM: HOW THE UNION ARMY RECRUITED, TRAINED, AND DEPLOYED THE U.S. COLORED TROOPS (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014]), p.39.

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        SINAI AND PALESTINE and PART OF, UPPER EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA. A TOTAL OF 56 ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS.

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

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        The Loyal Publication Society: 12 volumes (vols 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 24, 27, 37, 38, 43, 70)

      Loyal Publication Society, 1863-01-01. Paperback. Good. 12 issues of the Loyal Publication Society. Most in publisher's wraps. Nos. 7, 24, and 37 lacking wraps. The Loyal Publication Society of New York was established 1863 after a series of Union defeats in the Civil War. The intent of the Society was to disseminate pro-Union articles and bolster the Union cause in the North. Many of the members included the literary and financial elite of New York. The publications were sent to Union soldiers and to Northern newspapers. See: Smith, George Winston. "Broadsides for Freedom: Civil War Propaganda in New England." The New England Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 3. (Sep., 1948), pp. 291–312. "One of the most valuable union organizations in this City is the Loyal Publication Society, of which Dr. FRANCIS LIEBER is President, and JOHN AUSTIN STEVENS, JR., Secretary. Without having any other political character than such as attaches to loyalty, this Society is doing an excellent work in the publication of tracts, essays and addresses calculated to arouse devotion to the country, loyalty to the Government, and determined resistance to the enemies of the Union and of human rights. Its list of publications, including several in German and French, number above fifty pamphlets and tracts, written by the ablest statesmen and scholars. These may be obtained at cost price, on application to the Society, at No. 833 Broadway, where information in regard to the objects and working of the institution will be readily given. The Loyal Publication Society deserves the support of every patriotic citizen who appreciates the importance of enlightening public sentiment as to the real objects of the war and the duties of a true loyalty." - The New York Times, September 24, 1864. Titles of issues are: Contents: No. 7: Character and Results of the War. How to Prosecute and how to End it.; No. 8: Separation: War without End; No. 10: A Few Words in Behalf of the Loyal Women of the United States; No. 14: The Preservation of the Union. A National Economic Necessity; No. 15: Elements of Discord in Secessia, etc, etc.; No. 16: No Party Now; But All For our Country; No. 24: Patriotism, A Christian Virtue;; No. 27: Nullification and Compromise; A Retrospective View.; No. 37: How the South Rejected Compromise in the Peace Conference of 1864; No. 38: Letters on our National Struggle; No. 43: Antwort der Kerren; No. 70: Letters From Europe Touching the American Contest

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        The Loyal Publication Society: 12 volumes (vols. 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 16, 24, 27, 37, 38, 43, 70)

      Loyal Publication Society 1863 - 12 issues of the Loyal Publication Society. Most in publisher's wraps. Nos. 7, 24, and 37 lacking wraps. The Loyal Publication Society of New York was established 1863 after a series of Union defeats in the Civil War. The intent of the Society was to disseminate pro-Union articles and bolster the Union cause in the North. Many of the members included the literary and financial elite of New York. The publications were sent to Union soldiers and to Northern newspapers. See: Smith, George Winston. "Broadsides for Freedom: Civil War Propaganda in New England." The New England Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 3. (Sep., 1948), pp. 291?312. "One of the most valuable union organizations in this City is the Loyal Publication Society, of which Dr. FRANCIS LIEBER is President, and JOHN AUSTIN STEVENS, JR., Secretary. Without having any other political character than such as attaches to loyalty, this Society is doing an excellent work in the publication of tracts, essays and addresses calculated to arouse devotion to the country, loyalty to the Government, and determined resistance to the enemies of the Union and of human rights. Its list of publications, including several in German and French, number above fifty pamphlets and tracts, written by the ablest statesmen and scholars. These may be obtained at cost price, on application to the Society, at No. 833 Broadway, where information in regard to the objects and working of the institution will be readily given. The Loyal Publication Society deserves the support of every patriotic citizen who appreciates the importance of enlightening public sentiment as to the real objects of the war and the duties of a true loyalty." - The New York Times, September 24, 1864. Titles of issues are: Contents: No. 7: Character and Results of the War. How to Prosecute and how to End it.; No. 8: Separation: War without End; No. 10: A Few Words in Behalf of the Loyal Women of the United States; No. 14: The Preservation of the Union. A National Economic Necessity; No. 15: Elements of Discord in Secessia, etc, etc.; No. 16: No Party Now; But All For our Country; No. 24: Patriotism, A Christian Virtue;; No. 27: Nullification and Compromise; A Retrospective View.; No. 37: How the South Rejected Compromise in the Peace Conference of 1864; No. 38: Letters on our National Struggle; No. 43: Antwort der Kerren; No. 70: Letters From Europe Touching the American Contest [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Views in the Seven Ioanian islands

      London,Edward Lear 1863 - First edition, folio 34,5x 51 cms.Original green pebble-grain cloth with original spine expertly restored. Gilt lettered on the front cover, yellow endpapers.Tinted lithographic title page with small vignette representing a view of Corfu and 20 tinted lithographs plates each with its explanatory page,introductory page , list of plates and subscribers list at the end of the book. This book was edited by Lear after his stay in the Ionian islands in 1854 where he was quite prolific taking sketches and drawings. Lear was able to represent the quietness and gorgeous landscapes and hills of the islands. The book was printed in 300 copies and nowadays became rare in the book market. A very nice and clean copy with very small restorations basically in the corners and margins of some plates. Blackmer 987,Weber 1183 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        SINAI AND PALESTINE and PART OF, UPPER EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA. A TOTAL OF 56 ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS.

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

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        SINAI AND PALESTINE and PART OF, UPPER EGYPT AND ETHIOPIA A TOTAL OF 56 ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPHS

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

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        Address Delivered at the Funeral of Nathaniel Fillmore

      1863. First Edition . Signed. (FILLMORE, Millard) HOSMER, George W. An Address Delivered at the Funeral of Nathaniel Fillmore, Esq. of Aurora, Erie County, N.Y. Buffalo: Franklin Steam Printing House, 1863. Octavo, original printed paper wrappers, sewn as issued; pp. (4) 14 (2). Housed in custom half morocco slipcase. $1800.First edition of a eulogy delivered at the funeral of Millard FillmoreÂ’s father, presentation copy inscribed by the former President on the front wrapper, “N.E. Hist. & Genealogical Register, with the regards of Millard Fillmore.” With postmarked autograph free frank panel addressed to the “New England Historical and Genealogical Register & Antiquarian Journal, Boston, Massachusetts” and signed by Fillmore tipped in.Unitarian minister George Hosmer praises Millard Fillmore's father Nathaniel as ""a leader and a judge among the pioneersÂ… who represents to us a departed generation, which by toil and sacrifice turned the wilderness into homes for usÂ… Very sad it is to see these white-haired leaders of our procession of life pass on down the hill and disappear."" Hosmer and Millard Fillmore enjoyed a long and close friendship, despite Hosmer's disagreement with the nation's 13th president on several issues, notably the Fugitive Slave Act Fillmore signed into law as part of the Compromise of 1850. Founded in 1845, the New England Historic Genealogical Society is the United States' oldest and largest genealogical society, and its Register is the oldest journal in American genealogy. The postmark on the free frank panel indicates Fillmore sent this pamphlet to the Society two weeks after the funeral. Bibliographic pencil notation to last, blank page.Text block expertly reattached to wrapper. Light fold to text block, free frank panel and wrappers. A near-fine inscribed presentation copy.

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        Saint Paul Directory for 1863

      Saint Paul, MN: A. Bailey, Publisher. Good. 1863. City directory for Saint Paul, Minnesota. Several pages of advertisements at front and rear. Boards are rubbed on edges, gutters starting to crack a bit, corners bumped and starting to fray. Interior has a few stray pencil marks, Stated Volume I, but there are no references to other volumes within the text so this may merely mean that it is the first from this publisher. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 170 pp .

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        One of the finest and most attractive Vicksburg's "The Daily Citizen" editions, printed on wallpaper with a decorative floral motif

      Vicksburg, Mississippi, July 2, 1863. 10" x 18". "The July 2nd edition of ""The Daily Citizen"", issued July 4, 1863, printed on the back sheet of wallpaper, green, beige and burgundy floral print. Ulysses S. Grant's long and difficult siege of the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg made paper unobtainable there, and as early as June 16, the newspaper's proprietor had resorted to printing on the blank sides of sheets of wallpaper. By July 2nd, after prolonged bombardment, the siege was clearly nearing its inevitable end. But there is no hint of this in the ""Daily Citizen"" printed that day, which remains jaunty, spirited and defiantly rebel. In the middle of Column 3, the Confederate printer joked ""...the great Ulysses - the Yankee Generalissimo, surnamed Grant - has expressed his intention of dining in Vicksburg on Saturday next, and celebrating the 4th of July by a grand dinner and so forth. When asked if he would invite Gen. Jo. Johnston to join he said 'No! for fear there will be a row at the table.' Ulysses must get into the city before he dines in it. The way to cook rabbit is 'first to catch the rabbit'..."" When Grant and his men did occupy Vicksburg on July 2nd, after Pemberton's surrender, the type used by the newspaper's proprietor to print his last issue was still standing, giving the Federals the opportunity for a famous bit a wartime levity. They reset the bottom 14 lines of Column 4, adding a note dated July 4: ""Two days bring about great changes. The banner of the Union floats over Vicksburg. Gen. Grant has 'caught the rabbit', and he did bring his dinner with him...This is the last wallpaper edition, and is, excepting this note, from the types as we found them...It will be valuable hereafter as a curiosity."" In fact, a number of facsimiles of the July 4 issue exist. But this copy conforms in every detail to the points which define the genuine issue, as enumerated in the Library of Congress, Periodical Division, Information Circular 3. The last two inferior examples sold recently for $5,400 and $6,500. Some toning and usual repairs but overall superior appearance."

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        Rukovodstvo k risovaniiu akvarel'iu ili vodianymi kraskami bez pomoshchi uchitelia [Manual for painting in aquarelle or watercolors without an instructor's help]

      [Russian Empire, probably St. Petersburg] 1863 - Folio (21.5 × 17.5 cm). Half red leather; marbled boards; original ink manuscript to rectos and versos; 198, Vi pp. With three color tables bound with the text and a list of color names in Russian, French and English on seven folding leaves bound after the text, only partially colored in. Rebacked, with repair to binding and raised boards (using lighter card stock); text lightly toned. A contemporary manuscript copy of Alexander Maslov's 1857 work, which was evidently the first Russian guide to watercolor painting. Maslov's book, published in 1859, was never reprinted and is not recorded in KVK or OCLC. It introduces would-be artists to basic techniques of drawing and painting, explaining different types of perspective, color harmony, mixing and reflection (reflet). He describes the required tools in great depth, detailing suitable brands of paper, pencils, brushes and pigments, listing leading brands of the day, such as Faber and Mordan, and naming their Russian suppliers. Particular attention is given to the properties, advantages and shortcomings of various color pigments, followed by a list of 108 basic colors and hues (together with a partially colored table). Other chapters present the art of composition, sketching and painting. Maslov describes how to depict objects such as fruits and flowers, human anatomy and faces, landscapes and more complex compositions, often in astonishing and amusing detail: for instance, he provides pointers for drawing nineteen essential flower types. The bound-in color charts provide the English and French names of the main colors, as well pointers on the best brands. According to the embossed stamp on the title page, the manuscript was prepared by one Viktor A. Vinster, of whom we can find no trace. Not in KVK, OCLC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Journal Of The Discovery Of The Source Of The Nile

      First Edition,1863. Published by William Blackwood and Sons (Edinburgh and London).Original brown cloth cover with gilt lettering; many engraved plates; includes original folded map in pocket inside back cover.JWSC LLC is listing this property on behalf of a private collector's estate. Documentation on file indicates this book was purchased by the estate in the 1970s from E.M. Lawson & Co. Additional photos available.

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        Report on the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. [with] Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, Second Session [Gideon Welles' Set in Custom Binding, Eight Volumes]

      Washington, 1863 - 1865. 8vo, half morocco over marbled paper, 756 + 510 + 659 + 524 + 249 + 401 + 269 + 179 pp. Consists of the following series: Report on the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. In Three Parts; Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, Second Session, Thirty Eighth Congress. This is Gideon Welles' set, custom bound with his name on heels of spines. A generally quite well preserved set, in very good condition with light shelfwear and excellent contents. Vol. V with a chip to head of spine, though the missing piece is preserved. Material covered in the reports includes the Army of the Potomac, Bull Run, Ball's Bluff, Department of the West, Battle of Petersburg, Red River Expedition, Fort Fisher Expedition, Heavy Ordnance, Sherman-Johnson, Massacre of the Cheyenne Indians, Reports of Generals Sherman and Thomas, etc. Please contact us for additional pictures or information. . Very Good. 1863. First Edition.

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        The Fashionable Science of Parlour Magic : being the newest tricks of deception, developed and illustrated, with an exposure of the practices made use of by professional card players, blacklegs, and gamblers ; To which is added The magic of spirit Rapping

      Great Wizard of the North 100th edition of Parlour Magic and 30th edition of Spirit wrapping. Printed in London by R.S. Francis. 95 page hardcover, published around 1863. The book is good with wear to the covers, bumped corners, somw wear to the hinges, pieces missing from the top and bottom of the spine, the owner's name inside, a corner missing from the illustration opposite the title page and some foxing to the pages. There is no dust jacket. A good example of a very scarce book.. Hard Cover. Good.

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        Atlas zu Süd-Bayerns Lethaea Geognostica. Einhundert Tafeln enthaltend 1758 Original-Abbildungen und 2 Karten.

      Leipzig : Verlag von Leopold Voss., 1863. Tafeln: I-LXXXVI, 2 (Falt-Karten).Tafelband apart. Seltene Originalausgabe, kein Reprint! Buch dem Alter entsprechend in gutem Zustand. Ehemaliges Bibliotheksexemplar. Angaben zum Zustand und detaillierte Fotos auf Anfrage. petrominera_alt. Q-056 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        The Modern Democratic Creed! Letter of John Brodhead, Democratic Candidate for City Treasurer…

      [1863]., [Philadelphia}: 1863 - Letterpress broadside, 18 7/8" x 11 3/4", bold black type for highlighted words. Paper evenly toned, some wrinkling, considerable archival conservation and restoration with archival paper repair; despite the imperfections it is still a decent copy with a nice impression. This appears to fall into the political dirty tricks department in an election between John Brodhead and Henry Bumm for city treasurer in Philadelphia. The broadside is supposed to highlight a letter from John Brodhead to Jefferson Davis in 1860. It has strong racist overtones, as Brodhead supposedly requests a position in Nicaragua, so he can "help open it up to civilization and Niggers." He goes on to state he is "tired of being a white slave at the North, and long for a home in the sunny South." These kinds of political tricks were not uncommon during the Civil War period (perhaps that's still true today), and the racist overtones would certainly not help one's chances in a Northern election.

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        Excursions

      , 1863. 1863. First Edition . THOREAU, Henry David. Excursions. Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. Small octavo, original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt lettering on spine, edges gilt, brown endpaper. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $3200.First edition, in original cloth with steel-engraved frontispiece portrait.Excursions was collected from various sources by Thoreau's sister, Sophia E. Thoreau. It was published the year after Thoreau's death and includes a eulogy delivered at his funeral by Emerson, here included as a preface. After leaving Walden Pond, Thoreau became more of a naturalist, taking trips to Cape Cod and Canada and using his experiences as material for an article entitled ""Excursion to Canada"" in Putnam's Monthly in 1853. ""He toured Cape Cod on foot late in 1849, spent a week in Canada in 1850, went in 1853 on his second journey into Maine. Four of his posthumous books derive…from these expeditions: Excursions (1863), The Maine Woods (1864), Cape Cod (1865), and A Yankee in Canada (1866)."" In Borst's cloth 2, no priority established. Only 1588 copies were printed in the first edition, of which 1500 were bound. BAL 20111. Borst A3.1.a. Owner signature.Faint foxing to frontispiece; original cloth exceptionally crisp, bright and beautiful, with only most minor wear to spine extremities. A fine copy.

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        One page autograph letter regarding General Charles "Chinese" Gordon's campaign against the Taipings which helped him earn the nickname "Chinese" a few short months later

      Quinsan, July 17, 1863. folio. "The letter was written on July 17, 1863 in Quinsan during Gordon's campaign against the Taipings reporting the death of a fellow officer and asking Ewing to wind up his affairs in Shanghai. ""He was a little out of sorts yesterday morning but no one thought anything of it till 12 noon when he came up in a hurried way to Moffit's room and laid down. From that hour he sank gradually without pain, and apparently perfectly sensible to the last half hour before his death, when he fell into a sort of stupor, and although I was holding his pulse when he died it was only by seeing the cessation of respiration that you could tell he had passed away . . ."" In 1860, Gordon was posted to China as part of the Allied Expeditionary Force that was fighting the 2nd Opium War. Once peace was made with the Chinese Emperor, Gordon was appointed as the Commander of the 'Ever Victorious Army', a force of mercenaries that was led by European Officers. The EVA was trying to suppress the Taiping rebellion, this was a rebellion against the Manchus led by a 'messiah' who was trying to set up 'god's kingdom on Earth. Gordon injected discipline and 'steel' into the force. The EVA became a feared force and was instrumental in ending the rebellion. Gordon led the EVA into battle from the front carrying only a walking stick. When Gordon refused to allow the EVA to loot captured cities as the Manchus allowed, the EVA mutinied. Gordon suppressed the mutiny by first shooting dead one of the ringleaders and then threatening to shoot one of the mutineers an hour until the mutiny was over. It was over inside the hour. Soochow was captured by the EVA in 1864 after the Taipings surrendered to Gordon when he offered them safe conduct. Gordon was away on business when the Manchus had the Wangs, the leaders of the Taipings, executed. Gordon was furious and promptly resigned his command. He only returned after being implored by the British and promoted to the rank of Mandarin in the Chinese army. He refused an offer of 100,000 gold pieces by the emperor. This reinforced Gordon's reputation as being incorruptible. Gordon became known as 'Chinese Gordon' in England. The British rewarded him with a promotion to Lieutenant Colonel and he became a Companion of Honour."

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        Biographical Sketches

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green 1863 - Spine slightly nicked and worn at head, corners bumped. Inscribed on the half-title, "Ly. [?] Ashburton from the author"; stamp of Melchet Court, Romsey, and binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants. The recipient is presumably the second Lord Ashburton's second wife, née Louisa Caroline Stewart-Mackenzie. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [MANUSCRIPT JOURNAL OF SAMUEL WALKER, KEPT ABOARD THE U.S. GUNBOAT KINEO ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DURING THE CIVIL WAR]

      [North Louisiana & southern Mississippi], 1863. [33]pp. Folio. Old fold lines. Some light wear and soiling. Initially quite legible, though handwriting devolves somewhat. Very good. The U.S.S. Kineo was one of the so-called "90-day gunboats" launched in Portland in 1861. She was a single screw, schooner-rigged vessel, and she came equipped with an eleven-inch Dahlgren smoothbore, two twenty-four pounders, and a twenty-pounder Parrot rifle. Within the past year (1862), she had taken part in the captures of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In the period covered in the present account, she was involved as a seasoned veteran in heated action in the area of Donaldsville, after which, in mid-August, the battered gunboat was sent north for repairs. Walker faithfully records the sailing up and down the Mississippi and all the encounters with rebels, other ships, and conflicts they run into. Walker's account begins, in red ink, "In the stream off New Orleans, La Wednesday [sic] July the 1st 1863," as they learn of an impending attack by "some three hundred rebels 72 miles above." They steam upriver at full speed and arrive in time to fire on the rebels, learning only the next day the collateral of the civilian casualties. Walker writes, "We had unfortunately killed a negro and wounded a yellow woman his wife." The action continues at a torrid pace for two weeks. During this period there is heavy fighting almost every day, with detailed accounts of both the ships shelling attacks and the hot fire they take from shore in return. At times this extraordinary period reads like something out of APOCALYPSE NOW. When it is over, they anchor at New Orleans, where they go on shore leave: "We drove to the Lake and all had a good bath together, we then refreshed ourselves with wines fruits &c." Walker gives a good account of the activities in port, and of shipboard events and rumors, such as the one "that we are soon going up the river, perhaps as high as St. Louis." He also discovers that "a certain lady by all appearances very respectable had been making inquiries for me." This romance, however, comes to nothing. The Kineo enters dry dock to have her shaft repaired and her propeller replaced. While repairs are being performed, Walker keeps a sharp eye on ships passing, troops and prisoners moving, prizes landing, and all other events of a busy wartime port - not the least of which are the comings and goings of mail ships. By the end of July the fleet engineer has more or less condemned the Kineo and they receive orders to head north. There is then a break of seven days, and the journal resumes on Aug. 8. After another week's worth of reports about the goings-on of New Orleans, their repairs are completed. Beginning on Aug. 15, Walker records their perilous journey north, arriving at Baltimore on the 25th. Here they are paid and go on liberty, awaiting their eventual discharge or reassignment. Although it at first appears fragmentary, and is missing some pages, this is in fact a complete account of a very exciting period in a young seaman's like. His Protection Certificate, dated 1856, identifies Walker as being "twenty years or thereabouts" and hailing from Harwich, Massachusetts. All told, an interesting accounting of time spent aboard a Union gunboat patrolling the Mississippi River in the New Orleans area.

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        Special orders No. 139 [.] the following officers, non-commissioned officers and privates are announced as the officers of the First Regiment of West Tennessee Infantry of African descent.

      Headquarters, 16th Army Corps, Memphis 1863 - Special Order establishing the first unit of colored troops in Tennessee, some months following the Union's victory at the Battle of Memphis, which effectively ended Con- federate control of the state. The First Regiment West Tennessee Infantry (AD) mustered in June of 1863; in early 1864 they were combined with the First Alabama Infantry (colored) to form the 59th Colored Infantry. The unit fought with distinction in a number of major battles, notably the Battle of Brice's Crossroads, Missis- sippi, which though a crushing defeat for the Union was one of the first battles in which a regiment composed entirely of former slaves saw direct action.The emancipation of enslaved African-Americans that followed the Union's occupation of Tennessee was, at best, a double-edged sword. In his Brief Sketch of the Organization and Services of the Fifty-Ninth Regiment (Dayton: 1883), the unit's Commanding Officer Rob- ert Cowden recounts the methods by which colored troops were raised in Tennessee [and, presumably, in other occupied slave states]: ".recruits were collect- ed from plantations and from camps.all the field and staff, commissioned and non-commissioned, as well as all the line officers and first sergeants of companies, were white men.The plan for 'persuading' recruits while it could hardly be called the shot-gun policy was equal- ly as convincing, and never failed to get the 'recruit.' The negroes were held as property by their masters, and were appropriated as such, along with mules and horses, which were put in the same list and confiscated as a 'mil- itary necessity'.in this way, in the space of six weeks, the entire command was made up, without the expense of a single dollar to the Government."The current broadside descends from the estate of Lt.- Col. Robert E. Phillips, who was second in command of the West Tennessee Colored Infantry until his retire- ment in December of 1863. It is offered together with two other 19th-century documents relating to Phillips's military career and later life, including an 1884 quartz mining claim in Placer County, California, where Phil- lips presumably lived out his days.This document rare; not separately catalogued in the collection of any OCLC member institution, and ap- parently not reproduced of the Official Records of the War of Rebellion. Broadsheet 7-1/2" x 5", printed on both sides of a single leaf. Old folds; discoloration and scattered foxing; a Good, well-preserved example. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po

      1863. First Edition . BURTON, Richard F. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. Two volumes. Octavo, original gilt-stamped dark brown cloth rebacked with original spines laid down, uncut. Housed in a custom clamshell box. $5500.Splendid first edition of BurtonÂ’s Wanderings in West Africa, with detailed folding map in Volume I and frontispiece engraving in Volume II, in original cloth.Out of BurtonÂ’s four-year appointment as British consul in West Africa (1861-65) came nine volumes of books under five titles. Wanderings in West Africa describes the outward journey from Liverpool to consular headquarters on the Spanish Island of Fernando Po off the coast of Cameroon. Ports of call include Madeira, Tenerife, Freetown, Cape Palmas, Cape Coast, Accra, Lagos and Bonny (at the mouth of the Niger). “It apparently was BurtonÂ’s original intention to entirely suppress his name from [this] work” (Penzer, 71-72). As in all copies, BurtonÂ’s name does not appear on the title pages; as is usual, this copy bears the spine imprints “R.F. Burton” (only five copies are known lacking the name on the spines). Ex-library, with very small library stamp on each title page and ink notation on each copyright page. Bookseller tickets.Text generally fine; expert paper repairs to fragile folding map. Cloth exceptionally fresh, gilt bright. About-fine, scarce in this condition.

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