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        De Medusa in de Wateren van Japan, in 1863 en 1864.

      1865. s'Gravenhage, de gebroeders van Cleef, 1865. 8vo (220 x 135mm). pp. xii, (2), 150, with 5 folded coloured maps. Contemporary half red calf, gilt lettering on spine, sides gilt pictorial cloth, gilt edges (small repair to foot of spine). Rare first edition. A very interesting association copy with a warm and highly charming dedication from the author to his son: "Aan Leonard Willem de Casembroot van zynen hem hartelijk liefhebbenden vader, s'Hage 1865, 29 Aug." as well as a later dated note of 20 March 1897 that the book should now be kept for Robert's son on free endpaper, visiting-card of F. de Casembroot, Vice-Admiral e.r. Mauritskade 4, inserted, as well as a Japanese woocut map on Japanese paper, with English text, similar but not identical to the last map in the book, as well as newspaper cuttings dated 20 october 1865 describing the fighting of the 'Medusa' in Japan, also newspaper cuttings of 16 april 1895 concerning the death of F. de Casembroot. "On 11 July 1863 the Dutch corvette 'Medusa', commanded by Lieutenant Francois Casembroot and on its way to Yokohama, was attacked as it passed through the Straits of Shimonoseki at the entrance of the Inland Sea. It was not the first time that the local daimyo of Nagato had fired on foreign shipping, but ... until then there had been no casualties. This time, as a result of prolonged firing of cannons, during which the 'Medusa' was struck no less than twenty times, four members of her crew were killed and a further five injured. The 'Medusa' put up a brave fight, and managed to sail through the straits and on to her destinantion. This incident led to retaliative measures the following year by Britain, France, the Netherlands, and the United States, which succeeded in quelling the daimyo's ambition and securing a safe passage for foreign shipping through this important stretch of water. Casembroot's own account of the incident and the measures taken to avenge the loss of Dutch lives was published on his return home in 1865. It may be taken as a fair sign of the indignation felt by the Dutch reading public concerning this incident that this slim book went into a second printing within the year of its first publication" (Nipponalia II, VII). The second edition has one frontispiece and only 2 maps. Nipponalia II, VII (second edition); Cordier 579 (second edition); Tiele 234..

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        Verzeichniss der Reptilien, welche auf einer Reise im nördlichen America beobachtet wurden.

      1865. Dresden, E. Blochmann & Sohn, 1865. Large-4to (310 x 240mm). pp. viii, 141, (5), with 7 (4 folded) handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary blue worn and partly missing wrapper. Printed separately from 'Nova Acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldinae', volume XXXII. Alexander Philipp Maximilian, prince of Wied-Neuwied was one of the greatest explorer-naturalists and ethnologists of the 19th century. He is best known for his 'Reise nach Brasilien' and 'Reise in das innere Nord-America'. "His major report on the reptiles 'Verzeichniss der Reptilien, welche auf einer reise im nördlichen America beobachtet wurden', illustrated with seven beautifully handcoloured plates of turtles and salamanders by Bodmer, was published shortly before the prince's death, in Neuwied, on 3 February 1867" (Adler p. 22). Carl Bodmer is well known as illustrator of 19th century Native Americans. Apart from the worn wrappers, a fine unopenend copy. B.M.(N.H.)V, 2316; Nissen ZBI, 4400..

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        SPEECHES AND ADDRESSES. CHIEFLY ON THE SUBJECT OF BRITISH AMERICAN UNION. Presentation Copy

      London: Chapman And Hall, 1865 First Edition Inscribed by Thomas D'Arcy McGee. An excellent copy in the original brown embossed cloth covered boards, gilt stamped on the spine. A vital work collecting McGee's major speeches in The Canadian Parliament and in various public forums concerning an evolving new Nationality. McGee's eloquent advocacy did more than anything else to create the psychological basis for union. This rare and early inscription, dated 1866, the year before Confederation and two years before McGee's assassination for his condemnation of the Irish-American Fenians, who invaded Canada, reads: 'To George Murray Esq./B.A. Oxon. / With the good wishes of the present and all other / Seasons, from Thos. D'arcy McGee / New Years Day / 1866'. Murray was a scholar, educator, journalist and litterateur who emigrated to Canada in 1859, a member of the Royal Society Of Canada, author of, Verses And Visions and for a period of ten-years, commencing in 1882, editor of the literary department of the Montreal Star, the country's most important newspaper at the time. The LOC has two copies, one with a poorly reproduced portrait frontis. & one without. As this was the author's copy to present, it may precede the issue with the portrait. A very good example of an important, uncommon book with a rare presentation.. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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        Football Kerchief.

      Ca 1865, Rhode Island: - One of the handkerchiefs in the "Washington" line printed by S. H. Greene & Sons, which became nationally known. The image centers on three football players with a round ball and goal behind them. On either side of the central image four views- 1. The Kick Off. 2. field maintenance tools (roller, rake, etc) 3. the clubhouse and 4. The Flags (a player setting out the field flags). The fact that the kerchief was produced in the 1860s makes it very interesting, as at that time all three ball sports, American football, soccer and rugby were in their infancy and there was no clear distinction between the three sports. There is some fading to the right otherwise very good condition.Founded in 1828 by Simon H. Greene and Edward Pike, S. H. Greene & Sons became one of the preeminent textile print works in the state of Rhode Island. In the late 1870s, under the guidance of the Scot Robert Reoch, the print works increased its output of goods from 8,000 to 35,000, becoming one of the most successful and steadily running print works in the country. 12 x 13" white cotton printed in red and black. The edges are stitched and feature red and brown decoration. With "Washington. S. H. Greene & Sons" at the lower left corner. Slightly faded, a little more so on the right edge, o/w very good condition.

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        Stereoscope view of "Melbourne Australian Wharf"

      Melbourne,: Age Office, probably, 1865.. Melbourne,: Age Office, probably, 1865.. Stereographic photograph mounted on dark yellow card, a few spots, printed label verso completed in manuscript; very good. A second stereoscope from the series "Australian Scenery", this time a fine view of "Melbourne Australian Wharf", and also apparently unrecorded.In the foreground is a dray, the bullock driver hazily visible at far right. Immediately behind are stacked timber beams newly cut, while the background is an interesting view of the wharf, the masts and rigging of several ships clearly visible. Three small horse-drawn carriages are using the pier, and a row of offices and huts stretch along the right-hand frame. In the background, dimly seen, are the vague outlines of the town.

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        Chansons.

      - Paris, Perrotin, 1865. In -8 grande, pp. XL-407-(5), 401-(1) con 53 incisioni f.t. di CHARLET, DE LEMUD, JOHANNOT, GRENIER, JACQUE, PAUQUET, PENGULLY, DE RUDDER, RAFFET, SANDOZ e 1 fac simile di lettera. Le pagine 185-194 del vol I sono posposte a pag. 196. (UNITO CON): BERANGER P.J. Dernières chansons. Paris, Perrotin, 1866. In -8 grande, pp. III-374-(1) con 14 incisioni su disegni di DE LEMUD. (UNITO CON): BERANGER P.J. Musiques et chansons. Paris, Garnier,1868. In -8 grande, pp. 344-(2) con 80 silografie di GRANDVILLE e RAFFET e 1 fac simile di lettera di Beranger a Grandville. I 4 voll. hanno legatura omogenea coeva mezza pelle con tasselli ai dorsi a 5 nervi. Ristampa di una delle più belle edizioni delle opere di Beranger, la cosiddetta suite Lemud, che vide la luce in prima edizione fra il 1847 e il 1857. Ottimo esemplare completamente privo delle consuete fioriture. Carteret III-82/85. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A collection of photographs of Egyptian Scenes by H. Arnoux, Port Said

      Port Said, Egypt:: H. Arnoux,, [c.1865-1885?]. Port Said, Egypt:: H. Arnoux,, [c.1865-1885?]. Hardcover. Very Good. Old quarto album, with 24 linen-mounted card leaves 29.5 x 22.5 cms, edges very browned, on which are pasted 35 full-page photographs, all but a few with a caption printed or handwritten on the negative identifying the scene, numbering the image, and giving the photographer as H. Arnoux, Port Said. Street and river scenes, antiquities, buildings, individuals in costume..: images generally rather faded but clean, a few lifting slightly, one with an inch corner lost, a little minor fraying or short closed tears to a few edges. Two are mounted upside down. In the restored binding of maroon pebble cloth, slightly marked, with new spine with paper label. [Heavy Item]

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        Topographical Map of the City of New York Showing Original Water Courses and Made Land

      New York: Ferd. Mayer & Co. Lithographers, 1865. New York: Ferd. Mayer & Co. Lithographers, 1865. unbound. very good. Reproduction map. Color iris print of 1865 edition. Image measures 18" x 63.5". Vielé's two-panel "water map," typically referred to as the "Vielé Map," depicts the original waterways of Manhattan, both above and below ground. The map shows all of the city's original watercourses, along with natural springs, marshes, and meadowlands. A commissioner's grid plan is superimposed on top. A civil engineer, Vielé first published his map in 1865 to expose how landfills and other obstructions of natural drainage were negatively influencing the sanitation and hygiene of the city. He believed that the epidemics of cholera, malaria, and other diseases rampant in New York bred in waterways which persisted beneath the ground. The overlaid levels of his map - natural waterways and man-made streets - expose how incongruous the city's plan was with its underlying topography. He proposed that the city construct future street and sewage systems in accordance with the island's watercourses, which he was convinced would greatly improve the city's health. Today, the Vielé Map is a standard reference for contractors and architects, who use it to locate former riverbeds that could flood foundations; in fact, the New York Times has referred to it as "the bible for many of the city's structural engineers." Egbert L. Vielé (1825-1902) served in the Civil War before becoming a civil engineer and mapmaker, becoming the chief engineer of Central Park and developing plans for the first subway system. (Haskell 1132; Cohen and Augstyn, p. 136-139; New York Times, June 11, 2006).

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        The Golden Dragon of Golconda

      Canford Manor: , 1865. Canford Manor, 1865 In red cloth with gilt title, lines and tooling, beveled edges, corners and edges a little bumped and worn, some small marks to front and rear. Spine a little grubby, edges bumped and worn, title & tooling in gilt. Internally, dark green end papers, NO inscriptions etc, text block edges in gilt, (6), 302 pp, [6] notes, printers were, Sir Ivor Brertie Guest, Lady Charlotte Schreiber (formerly Guest), Miss Enid Guest, Miss Constance Guest and Miss Blanche Guest. A narrative of 12th century India. With a note stating that it was bought from Canford House who also printed for some famous authors, including Tennyson, but the printings were in small numbers and always rare!. The Press operated from 1861-1876 and the Golden DRagon was its first substantial offering. COPAC show copies at Oxford, BL & the V&A, however cannot find a copy sold at auction since 1976! Very rare

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        Osnabrueck. Stadt-Krankenhaus und Waterloo-Thor." Blick auf das ehem. Stadtkrankenhaus (heute Stüvehaus) und das Heger Tor vom Wall aus

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Robert Geissler im Verlag der Rackhorst'schen Buchhandlung um 1865. 7.5x11.2 cm. - Hübsche Staffage mit Spaziergängern und Pferdefuhrwerk.

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        OUR FAITHFUL ALLY, THE NIZAM: being an historical sketch of events, showing the value of the Nizam's alliance to the British government in India, and his services during the mutinies

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1865.. FIRST EDITION, 1865, PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR. 8vo, approximately 30 x 135 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, pages: xxviii, 507, original publisher's blind stamped green cloth, spine gilt lettered and decorated, gilt vignette to upper cover. Rebacked, original spine laid on, gilt on spine dull, corners slightly worn, original brown endpapers retained, little faint foxing to title page, occasional very light foxing, some pages unopened, binding tight and firm, no loose pages. Overall a very good sound copy of a scarce book. The history of the Nizams (princes) of Hyderabad from 1713 and of their relations with the British. Inscribed at the top of the title page: 'With the Author's compliments'. Nizam, a shortened version of Nizam-ul-Mulk Urdu meaning Administrator of the Realm, was the title of the native sovereigns of Hyderabad State, India, since 1719, belonging to the Asaf Jah dynasty. The dynasty was founded by Mir Qamar-ud-Din Siddiqi, a viceroy of the Deccan under the Mughal emperors from 1713 to 1721 and who intermittently ruled under the title Asaf Jah in 1724, and after Aurangzeb's death in 1707, the Mughal Empire crumbled and the viceroy in Hyderabad, the young Asaf Jah, declared himself independent. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.By the middle of 18th century, the scions, known as The Nizams, had quickly surpassed the Mughals ruling a vast dominion of about 125,000,000 acres (510,000 km2) in south India. They were among the wealthiest people in the world. Seven Nizams ruled Hyderabad for two centuries until Indian independence in 1947. The Asaf Jahi rulers were great patrons of literature, art, architecture, culture, jewelry collection and rich food. The Nizams ruled the state until its integration into the Indian Union in September 1948 after independence from the British. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Notices et extraits des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque impériale et autres bibliothèques publiées par l'Institut impérial de la France faisant suite aux notices et extraits lus au Comité établi dans l'Académie des inscriptions et belles lettres. Tome dix-huitième, seconde partie: papyrus grecs du Louvre et de la Bibliothèque impériale: planches

      Imprimerie Impériale, Paris 1865 - Large folio, unpaged; 52 color double-paged plates; later 19th-century tan cloth with the Inner Temple Library crest embossed in gilt on upper cover with their engraved bookplate on front pastedown; recently rebacked, hinges reinforced; soil spots throughout not affecting illustrations. Plate volume only. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hand-Atlas der erde und des himmels in funfzig blättern. Zweiundvierzigste auflage. Bearbeitet von Dr. H. Kiepert, C. Gräf, A Gräf und Dr. C. Bruhns.

      Weimar. Geographisches Institut. 1865. Folio. 58 x 37 cm. Title + contents leaf + 50 maps. Complete. Hand coloured in outline. Half calf. Green cloth boards. Title in gilt at the frontr board. Very worn binding. Damaged corners and spine ends. Back board starting to come loose. Creased front end paper. Back end paper missing. A few creases to the front end paper, the title, the contents leaf and a few maps. Some maps with short tears to the margins. One with some fraying to the margin. One map with repaired margin. A few maps with folds partly split. A little finger dirt to the lower margins. Three maps with a tear into the map area 10 and 5 and 34 cm. long. Map of Sweden with a tear along part of the fold. Slight browning to a few maps.. Here we have the "Auswahlsaufgabe" of the great atlas of the "Weimar Geographisches institut". It has 50 maps compared to the full atlas containing 70 maps. It was published under the superintendence of the Gräf brothers who inherited the development of the atlas from the great carthographer Heinrich Kiepert. The Weimar atlas pioneered the german century of carthography, starting its publishing in the 1790s. Other atlases followed, such as Stieler, Meyer, Sohr-Berghaus, Debes, Stein, Andree and many others. Scarce. (Espenhorst 1.1.5)

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        Rough and Smooth or Ho! For an Australian Gold Field

      Quebec, Canada:: Hunter, Rose & Co,. 1865.. First edition. An unusual account of the Victorian gold diggings in Australia by a woman. Ferguson 7851 states; "Interesting description of the Ovens diggings and the conditions of the diggers and other residents. Reference to the licensing troubles." 8vo, viii (4 blank), [5]-138. Original mauve blind & gilt stamped cloth, now sunned to a taupe color. A little waterstaining on the lower cloth that migrates slightly to the lower endpapers and title, spine tips & corners rubbed and outer hinge cloth cracked but tight. Overall, still a good+ copy of this uncommon account.

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        City of Halifax - Nova Scotia as seen from the cupola of the Mount Hope Asylum

      Halifax, Nova Scotia: published by R.T. Muir, 23 November 1865. Tinted lithograph, drawn on "stone by A. Arnst, from Sketch by F. Day & Photo. by J.R. Woodburn", lithographed by W.H.M. McFarlane of Edinburgh. Good condition, apart from a few skillfully repaired tears. Sheet size: 30 x 53 1/2 inches. A spectacular large-scale panoramic view of the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. "About this time the city was divided into Halifax, Irishtown, and Dutchtown - Halifax the centre, Irishtown the south, and Dutchtown the north end. The population in 1861 was 25,026. Some sections of the city are now exceedingly well built. In the centre of the city, particularly on Granville street and Hollis street, wooden buildings have been replaced by brick, granite, and freestone structures, which are not surpassed by any on this continent" (Eighty Years progress of British North America ,Toronto: 1863). De Volpi Nova Scotia 121; Samuel 757; Reps Views and Viewmakers 3002

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        Darkey Conscript. Air, Cars on the Track

      New York; [ca.1865]: Charles Magnus Hand-colored song sheet illustrating a black soldier off to war and possibly a freed slave; four stanzas each with chorus; song begins "When I was a little moke I used to stay at home, Now I am a big nig to this war I'll roam; Although I am conscript, I feel mighty gay, I'll hold an office next election day" with the chorus "Good-bye Susan dear....." Includes reference to Horace Greely, the Union, "little Mac"... Publisher's statement below " Ten illustrated Songs on notepaper, mailed to an address or, receipt of 50 cts." . The present copy is printed one notebook sheet with blue lines on verso. A clean bright copy without foxing or toning. [in small frame] and quite scarce in such fine condition. Charles Magnus, [1826-1900], was a print publisher who worked in New York City from 1850 to 1899. He issued over a thousand different letter sheets, maps, song sheets, envelopes, and separate prints. He was best known for his works of city views and Civil War-related material. Much of his work was copied from other published works. He often altered or combined design elements from several sources, rarely crediting the original artist. Many of his works after 1865 were based on photographs, which he often altered, drawing in figures or re-drawing lines for clearer reproduction.. One Sheet 5" x 8".

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        Le Passe-Temps (1865-1866-1867-1868)

      Le Passe-Temps 1865 - 4 volumes in-4, (31x21.5 cm), relié demi-basane, du numéro 702 (4 janvier 1865) au numéro 1118 (30 décembre 1868), illustrations en noir et blanc, les 4 volumes à suivre ; rousseurs, petits manques sur quelques pages, plats et cuir frottés avec manques importants, notamment sur la couverture de 1865, état correct. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Osnabrueck. Realschule." Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Gymnasium

      Lithographie mit Tonplatte von Robert Geissler im Verlag der Rackhorst'schen Buchhandlung um 1865. 7.5x11.3 cm. - Die einzige bekannte graphische Darstellung einer Osnabrücker Schule aus dem 19. Jahrhundert.

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        Organization of Nursing. An Account of the Liverpool Nurses' Training School, its Foundation, Progress, and Operation in Hospital, District, and Private Nursing.

      - [title continues] By a member of the Committee of the Home and Training School. With an Introduction, and Notes, by Florence Nightingale. [9], 10-103pp. Frontispiece with tissue-guard depicting the nursing building, plate showing plan of building, map of nursing district at rear. Original blue morocco-cloth, lettered in gilt, a very good copy of a very rare item. Liverpool: A. Holden, 48, Church Street. London: Longman, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1865. * Bishop and Goldie. No 14. "Introduction by Florence Nightingale, pp. 9-16. Letters from Miss Nightingale addressed to the chairman of the Liverpool Training School for Nurses, dated London, November 30, 1861; entitled; 'Proposed Plan for the Training and employment of Women in Hospital, District, and Private Nursing, 1861,' pp. 25-26. The Notes, in the form of footnotes, are scattered throughout the volume and are short and numerous. Page 7 contains a dedication: 'This Narrative is respectfully dedicated to Florence Nightingale.' "In dedicating this short account of efforts made to improve the character of professional nursing and provide for the better tendence of the sick to one whom, as their beloved chief, all engaged in similar endeavour look for encouragement and guidance, the compiler had two objects in view. First, to call attention to the nature of the plans which, carried out under her direction and advice, have been attended with so much success in Liverpool, and to recommend others to adopt and improve them.Secondly, to express the warm gratitude which we feel, not only as an Englishman but as an inhabitant of Liverpool for those especial benefits which his native town has derived from her aid and counsel, in addition to those which it shares with the country at large." * The Liverpool Training School and Home for Nurses was founded by William Rathbone in 1862, after consultation with Miss Nightingale. This was the beginning of a long and fruitful association which was to result in the organization and development of district nursing and workhouse infirmary nursing, both of which were first tried out in Liverpool, and later extended to other parts of the country." Bishop and Goldie pp.27-8. The aim of the Liverpool Training School was to provide better nursing training and a phalanx of nurses to work in both hospitals and the local community, with an emphasis on tending the poor in their own homes. Nightingale noted in her introduction that before the scheme nurses rarely made house-calls, but "I suppose everyone will agree with me that every sick man (or woman) is better at home, if only he (or she) could have the same medical treatment and nursing there that he (or she) would have in a hospital." WITH: loosely inserted: A letter printed on the first side of folded leaf: "Sir, Acting with the advice of Miss Nightingale, I wish to bring under the notice of those like yourself, whose position infers, or is likely to lead to, an interest in the subject, an organization which has proved most useful in Liverpool, and may in a modified form prove equally so in your district.I therefore ask your acceptance of the accompanying account, and shall be obliged if, after perusal, you will kindly show the pamphlet to any likely to be interested in its subject. I am Sir, Yours respectfully, the compiler, and Hon. Sec. of the Society in Liverpool." Liverpool, December, 1865."

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        Map of the Public Land States and Territories.

      Philadelphia 1865 - An important map in terms of surveying land states, territories and townships. This map was designed for government use in connection with public surveys. Although the township lines of the government surveys are extended over the whole of states of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida, large portions of these states are covered with irregular private planes. Published by Bowen & Company in Philadelphia., Size : 718x1158 (mm), 28.25x45.5 (Inches), Hand Colored Very good, some folds reinforced and left hand margin extended, mounted on acid free canvas for long term perservation.

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        Map of the Public Land States and Territories constructed from The Public Surveys and other official sources in the General Land Office

      Philadelphia: General Land Office, 1865. unbound. very good. Case map. Lithograph with original hand outline color. Image measures 28.25" x 44 5/8". Great map of the United States from the Midwest to the West Coast, meant to accompany the Commissioner's land survey report. Map illustrates the progress of the Public Land Survey and shows land states, territories, land offices, townships, cities, forts and Indian Reservations. Also shown are extensive topographical details, wagon trails and railroad lines with their respective activation dates and proposed rail lines. Tear to lower left corner, edges and original folds. Loss along folds, particularly in the western states. All losses and tears have been professionally repaired. Lined with Japanese tissue. Left edge cropped. Booklet missing.

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        Piratenstrasse. - (Hong Kong)

      Berlin, 1865. Chromolithograph laid on card, as published, with full margins, in fine condition. 9.5 x 13.5" One of a series of chromolithographs based on paintings by the German artist HIlderbrandt which he made during a world tour in the 1860's.

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        Les Femmes blondes selon les peintres de l'Ecole de Venise. Par deux vénitiens.

      Paris: A. Aubry, 1865 - Edition originale, exemplaire unique truffé du tirage de tête à 50 exemplaires sur papier raisin vergé, relié en 2 volumes in-8; T.I: faux-titre, justification, second titre gravé illustré d'un médaillon par Humphreys, titre, 8pp. imprimées "Table des illustrations contenues dans cet exemplaire unique", xvi (avertissement), 145p. T.II (Appendice): faux-titre, justification, second titre gravé signé "F.J.C. Selin, 1874", 8p. "Table?", 146p. - 326p. Exemplaire enrichi des pièces suivantes: 1 lettre manuscrite de Baschet à Feuillet de Conches, suggérant des améliorations à son projet de préface (4p.) ; 1 billet non identifié concernant des autographes; 1 lettre (6p.) de Mme Amable Tastu à "Mon cher Vénitien" [F. d. C.] concernant l'ouvrage, dont il lui a adressé un exemplaire; et environ 146 gravures ou illustrations diverses d'après Moreau, Eisen, Boucher, Ducis, Raphaël, Desenne, Girardet? reliées dans le corps d'ouvrage, représentant surtout des femmes, dont 3 photographies originales (la fille de l'auteur Lucy Feuillet de Conches, Sara Marie F.d.C., et Clary Bourée, fille d'ambassadeur). Reliure de Trautz-Bauzonnet en plein maroquin caramel décoré de filets et branchages dorés sur les plats, dos à nerfs joliment orné, larges dentelles intérieures, plats marbrés, tranches dorées, coupes ornées. Quelques petites taches sur le plat supérieur du premier volume, autrement très bel exemplaire. Exemplaire unique, relié en deux volumes comportant chacun un titre général et un second titre gravé, dans lequel Feuillet de Conches a fait insérer de nombreuses gravures et portraits féminins. Ces illustrations sont répertoriées dans une table imprimée reliée en préliminaire de chaque volume. L'ouvrage s'intéresse à la représentation des femmes blondes à travers la littérature et la peinture italiennes de la Renaissance. Cette fantaisie très bien documentée fut écrite suite à un voyage effectué en Italie par Feuillet de Conches, célèbre diplomate et bibliophile érudit, et Armand Baschet (1829-1886), connaisseur de Venise pour y avoir séjourné cinq ans à étudier archives et manuscrits. La seconde moitié de l'ouvrage, qui constitue ici le second volume, comprend sous forme d'appendice diverses notes historiques sur les fêtes vénitiennes, les courtisanes et les religieuses, une jolie "guirlande poétique des femmes blondes", ainsi que les recettes extraites des ouvrages du temps pour avoir des cheveux blonds. Vicaire I,332. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DISEGNI DEI DIPINTI e de rilievi eseguiti nella chiesa di S. Paolo in Napoli l'anno 1865 per il centenario di S. Gaetano Thiene.

      Album in 4to. Tredici tavole e la Dichiarazione. Le tavole sono litografie di Wenzel e Paliotti. Cart. coevo.

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        Code annamite. Lois et règlements du Royaume d'Annam, Hoang-viêt-luât-le,

      P., Imprimerie Impériale 1865, - 2 volumes in-8, XIV-394-308 pp., reliure demi-percaline imitation chagrin. Code basé sur celui qui régissait alors la Chine des Qing, composé d'une première partie (Luât, ou Lu en chinois) représentant la loi fondamentale, et d'une deuxième partie (Lê, ou Li en chinois) qui comprend les règlements supplémentaires, où se trouvent les dispositions plus spécialement propres à la nation annamite. Il fut à l'origine rédigé par les ordres de Gia-Long, mais n'était alors maitrisé que par les mandarins. Exemplaire sans rousseurs. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (ALS): The report of my death

      Madrid, 13 June 1865. Letter. Creases from folding, otherwise Fine, with envelope which still has red wax seal remnant. Interesting one-page letter by the creator of Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on a 5" x 8-1/4" sheet of paper folded and SIGNED at the conclusion "Washington Irving." Addressed to William C. Zantzinger, retaining the envelope addressed in Irving's hand. In full: “I feel very much obliged to you for your kind and considerate attention, in contradicting the report in the newspapers of my having been on board of one of the missing packet ships. I am happy to find that report gave no uneasiness to my family, and the immediate circle of my intimates, as they were in the receipt of frequent letters from me which gave them contact information of my 'whereabouts.' William C. Zantzinger served as Daniel Webster's secretary while Webster was Secretary of State (1850-1852, under Millard Fillmore). Previously, Zantzinger had served as a commission clerk and disbursing agent within the State Department.

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        Five autograph letters signed (two "Léon de Laborde" and three "Cte de Laborde").

      N. P., 1858, 1861, 1865 and undated. - Altogether 4½ pp. on 6 ff. Various 8vo formats. Three on letterheads of the Cabinet du Directeur Général des Archives de l'Empire Paris. Three addressed to "Monsieur", one to "Monsieur et cher Collègue", and one to "mon cher Monsieur". I: Apologising for "la nullité de ce volume[.] Le temps, mon zèle et surtout vos encouragements m'aideront à accomplir ma tâche" (29 April 1839, 8 lines). - II: "Je voudrais avoir le temps, monsieur, de faire des articles pour la revue du centre, mais au milieu des richesses, dont on m'a confié la garde, je souffre le supplice de Tantale en me consacrant uniquement à faciliter les travaux des autres". Sends a message to be passed on to "Mr D'auvergne"' (23 February 1858, 15 lines). - III: Concerning "la correspondence relative à la vente du cabinet de Mr de Julienne" (25 May 1861, 8 lines). - IV: He is too busy to undertake any enterprise "en dehors de mes travaux commencés, mais je viendrai à la fin de l'année réclamer la place que vous m'offrez dans votre journal" (1 September 1865, 8 lines). - V: Thanks the recipient for the information relating to letters by Napoloeon Bonaparte in the British Museum. Asks him to continue his work "dans la même forme et me le renvoyer pour que je puisse, pendant votre séjour a Londres, vous signaler ce qui est à transcrire" (undated, 18 lines). Asks whether the volume the recipient refers to is the same as that described by Panizzi. - All very good, on lightly aged paper. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A Practical Treatise on Military Surgery and Hygiene

      New York: Baillière Brothers. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Cover lightly rubbed. Minor wear to spine ends. Contents firm. Ex Royal College of Surgeons Library with minimal marking. 1865. First Edition. Brown hardback embossed cloth cover. 240mm x 160mm (9" x 6"). 648pp + ads. Illustrated with 127 engravings. Contains chapters on Gunshot Wounds; Gunshot Wounds to the Head, Face, Neck and Thorax; Arrow Wounds; Traumatic Gangrene; Amputations; Tetanus etc. .

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        WYLDER'S HAND. A NOVEL

      New York: Carleton, Publisher,. 1865. original decorated green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, front andd rear panels stamped in blind, light blue endpapers.. Light wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, three tiny worm. holes in spine panel, a very good copy with fine interior. A nice. copy of a very scarce book; the earlier UK three-decker is virtually. unobtainable. (#129051). First U.S. edition. First published by Bentley in 1864 (in three volumes). One of a quartet of horror novels produced in the mid-1860s, "four sensational novels that are the best of their kind ... brilliant mid- Victorian novels of mystery and suspense." - Bleiler (ed), Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, p. 224-225. "... a superb mystery tale of murder and retributive fate. Le Fanu at the height of his powers weaves an intricate plot and keeps the readers breathless with expectation and excitement ... This is a bizarre tale which in its raw, jagged power almost equals WUTHERING HEIGHTS." - Devendra P. Varma, Arno Press promotional brochure for The Collected Works of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1976), pp. 22-23. "Somber thriller in which the implacable working of fate brings the guilty to account, after the fashion of Le Fanu's best short stories (though the supernatural aspects are carefully understated). Similar in some ways to Wilkie Collins's melodramas ... but grimmer in outlook." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-52. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2-64. Hubin (1994), p. 493.

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        MEMORIAL RECORD OF THE NATION'S TRIBUTE TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN

      Washington: W. H. & O. H. Morrison, 1865. Beautifully rebound in black leather (or good imitation thereof) with gilt lettering to front cover and spine, where the title is given as "The Nation's Tribute to Abraham Lincoln." 272 pages. Frontispiece, the Snyder portrait of Lincoln. This has offset onto the protective tissue, which also has a thin waterstain along the fore edge. Five other plates. The verso of the frontispiece is lightly soiled, and has what appears to be a rubber stamp with the name "Dan McLane" in a fancy border. Short tear on one page. Many pages have a thin waterstain along the fore edge. The text parts of the pages are slightly darker than the margins, but the text is easily readable. Light foxing to preliminaries. Contents good, binding fine.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        The History of Joseph and his Brethren. Genesis Chaprs. XXXVII.XXXVIII.XL

      [London: Day & Son, 1865] First edition. Publisher's red cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt and aqua on both covers, gilt spine. . Twenty-six leaves, printed on heavy card stock, containing fine chromolithographic decorations on both sides. On one side of each card is a Bible verse, printed in black and red on a gold background; on the other side is a full-color illustration on a gold background. Both illustrations and text are within elaborate illuminated borders. Bindingly lightly soiled, front hinge cracked but sound. A very good, bright copy. Nice copies in original cloth are uncommon. A fine example of Victorian chromolithography by one of the masters of the art form. Owen Jones (1809-1874), a Welsh architect and ornamental designer, is well-known for his chromolithographic books, of which this is a fine example His other books include Ancient Spanish Ballads (1841), The Sermon on the Mount (1844), Gray's Elegy Illuminated… (1846), Scenes from the 'Winter's Tale' (1866), and the monumental Grammar of Ornament (1866).

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        Transylvania; Its Products and Its People

      G : in good condition without dust jacket. Spine faded. Leather rubbed towards extremities. Marbled endpapers and edges. Gilt monogram to front cover First Edition Gilt decorated red leather cover 220mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). 642pp. Coloured frontis plate, two folding maps and b/w engravings.

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        Folio.

      Ettbladstryck. Har varit vikt, och med liten fuktfläck. I marmorerat pappomslag. Ur Carlanders bibliotek, med hans exlibris, och ur Ericsbergs. Carlander IV, 249ff. Fingerat svarsbrev från prästeståndet till ridderskapet och adeln på ett likaledes fingerat brev från ridderskapet till prästeståndet, angående prästerskapets vana att rösta med adeln i alla viktiga frågor, vilket de dock enligt detta brev lovar att inte göra i den nu viktiga representationsfrågan. Johan Carl Hellberg (pseudonymen Posthumus) berättar i sina memoarer (del XII, s. 252) att det i december 1865 utkom ett antal anonyma plakater, och nämner bl.a. ett till högvördiga prästeståndet, med innebörden att detta måtte gå hand i hand med adeln, och ett föregivet svar till adeln, med titeln "Högvälborne herrar riddersmän". Ärkebiskopen ska ha låtit förstöra så många som möjligt av det förra plakatet. Hellberg hade dem båda, men ansåg ingen värd att reproducera. Han nämner även ett tredje plakat som, enligt hörsägen, ska ha skrivits av bonden C. A. Larsson. Carlander skriver ganska uppskattande om sitt eget bibliotek, vilket till största delen såldes på auktion i Stockholm 1892

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        Cassell's Illustrated History of England

      74 - London and New York - Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co., 1865 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The complete set of Cassell's Illustrated History of England. New and revised edition. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of vignettes. Containing:Volume I: From the Earliest Period to the Reign of Edward the FourthVolume II: From the Reign of Edward IV to the Death of Queen Elizabeth Volume III: From the Accession of James I to the Revolution of 1688. Volume IV: From the Accession of William III to the Death of George IIVolume V: From the Accession of George III to the French Revolution (1792)Volume VI: From the French Revolution (July 1792) to the Death of George III (January 1820)Volume VII: From the Accession of George IV to the Irish Famine, 1847Volume VIII: From the Overthrow of Louis Philippe to the Affair of the 'Trent'. Volume IX: From the Death of the Prince Consort to the Geneva ConventionVolume X: From the Death of Lord Mayo to the Passing of the Franchise Bill (1884)William Howitt (18 December 1792 3 March 1879), was an English author. From 1856 to 1862 he was engaged on Cassell's Illustrated History of England, and from 1861 to 1864 he and his wife worked at the Ruined Abbeys and Castles of Great Britain. Complete in ten volumes. Condition: In red half-calf bindings. Externally, smart, with just some slight rubbingto the extremities and a few marks. Internally, firmly bound. Two hinges strained. Pages are bright and clean, with just the occasional handling mark, and instance of foxing to the endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Flag of America Shall Never Grow Dim, Nor One Star be Obliterated from its Bright Galaxy! Maj. Gen. Hancock's First Army Corps of Veterans. A splendid opportunity to form a grand national guard, to vindicate the nati

      Philadelphia: n.p. [1865].. 1 sheet. 19 x 12 inches (48 x 30 cm). Broadside. First edition. Three illustrations show an artillery man before a canon, a sailor, and a mounted cavalryman. A recruitment broadside for Winfield Scott Hancock's First Army Corps of Veterans by Philadelphia Chief of Detective Police, Benjamin Franklin. On the 28th of November, 1864, an order was issued by the War Department for raising and organizing twenty thousand infantry under command of Major General Winfield S. Hancock, to be enlisted for not less than one year. The privates were to consist only of able-bodied veterans who had served honorably, not less than two years, and therefore not subject to the draft; the officers to be commissioned by the President from those who had honorably served not less than two years. Shows the multiple bounties paid for varying terms of enlistment. Quite uncommon. OCLC locates only two copies: Lib. Co. Phila. & Lib. Congress. A very good copy, small cellotape repair at fold, minor wear at extremities, small crease.

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        The Japan Punch, 1865-6

      Yokohama: , 1865-6. Folio (355 × 204 mm). Near contemporary half burgundy skiver on black moiré cloth boards, title gilt to the upper board. Numerous illustrations throughout. A little rubbed, neatly rebacked to style, hinges reinforced with linen, first and last leaves creased, soiled and mounted at the gutter with linen, some damping and soiling throughout, wormhole through the first 20 or so leaves, no loss of text or image, about very good. An excellent run of this uncommon, and fragile, irregular periodical; comprising 13 issues, 5 in late 1865, and 8 in 1866. Wirgman travelled out to Japan in 1861 as artist-correspondent for the Illustrated London News, and in 1862 established this topical, satirical magazine for the European community in Yokohama, the first magazine to be published in Japan, for which "Wirgman drew all of the cartoons himself [introducing] to Japan the European notion of nineteenth-century visual satire, which gelled very closely with long-standing indigenous notions of the visually absurd and grotesque, but could now be seen to apply to contemporary subjects, a practice long tabooed in Japan" (ODNB). The Japan Punch ran for 25 years until 1887. Wirgman is widely known as "one of those engaging, eccentric, polyglot personalities who adventured around the Far East in the second half of the nineteenth century" (The Japan Society,. Biographical Portraits). He collaborated with Felice Beato in a partnership called "Beato & Wirgman, Artists and Photographers", 1864–1867, producing engravings from Beato's panoramic photographs for reproduction; and he also "contributed in part to the development of Meiji oil painting by training Goseda Yoshimatsu", and acting as "a kind of honorary adviser to … Yuichi Takahashi, a relatively high samurai official responsible for Western paintings and drawings in the military government's translation bureau. In 1869 and 1870 Takahashi even made unsuccessful attempts to get Wirgman permission to live with him in Tokyo when this was not allowed for foreigners … Wirgman's personal life involved a liaison, probably from 1863, with a Japanese woman, Kane Ozawa and the birth of a son, Ichiro … This relation was one of affection to judge from a certain tenderness seen in his surviving portraits of Kane and he may have attempted to have the marriage recognized by the British consul in 1867" ODNB). Wirgman died, and was buried in Yokohama in 1891. Contemporary ownership inscription of "R. Holmes" to the cover of each issue.

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        SOLDIER'S LETTER. A REGIMENTAL PAPER - TO ACCOMPANY THE REGIMENT. Vol. 1. No. 23

      [Fort Riley, Ks.]. May 27, 1865.. [3]pp. Quarto, on a folded folio sheet. Old fold lines and minor soiling. Very good plus. An extremely rare regimental newspaper, printed on a field press in Ft. Riley, Kansas. The Second Colorado Cavalry, organized in 1863 and stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, served also from Kansas City, Independence, Westport, Hickman's Mills, Pleasant Hill, and Harrisonville, Missouri. Its detachments engaged in almost constant fighting around central Missouri. Commanded by Colonel James Ford, the regiment was charged with protecting the Kansas citizens from guerillas. This issue of the SOLDIER'S LETTER, published just two weeks after President Lincoln's assassination, contains an ode and article on his death. The paper also notes Jefferson Davis' capture and attempts by "negro troops" to "massacre of rebel citizens of Memphis." The SOLDIER'S LETTER was published longer than most regimental newspapers, from August 1864 until November 1865. Both Confederate and Union armies produced various regimental newspapers which provide important perspectives into the lives of Civil War soldiers. Any issues are rare.

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        DICCIONARIO DE FARMACIA DEL COLEGIO DE FARMACEUTICOS DE MADRID

      Martinez y Bogo, Madrid 1865 - Plena Piel (Paumard), hierros secos en planos. 2 Tomos. 1º 10 y 974 pags, 2º 1041 págs. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        La Traite L'migration et la Colonisation au Brsil.

      Paris: A. LaCroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie, 1865.. ix, 336, 2 pp. 8vo. Green buckram with original yellow wrappers bound in, gilt titles. First edition thus. Borba de Moraes I, 253. Leclerc 3203. Garraux p.103. Conrad: Brazilian Slavery 116. "Extrait de la Revue du monde colonial, asiatique et americain." Expilly, who explains the details of emigration, was very critical of Brazil's treatment of slaves especailly away from the major population centers. Quite uncommon. Last at auction in 1978. A very good or better copy, gilt accession numbers on spine, otherwise no further external or internal markings, original wrappers lightly soiled, small chip on corner of front wrapper professionally repaired, scattered foxing, new binding fine.

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        Astra castra: Experiments and adventures in the atmosphere

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1865. Turnor, [Christopher] Hatton (1840-1914). Astra castra: Experiments and adventures in the atmosphere. xxiii, 530pp. 35 plates, including chromolithograph frontispiece, photographic print tipped to dedication page, text illustrations. London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. 326 x 252 mm. Original cloth stamped in gilt and blind, some wear at spine and corners, light spotting. Frontispiece starting, minor insect damage to upper margin of title, light foxing, but very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf: "Edmund Turner from his affecate brother Hatton-In lieu of many letters that would have been written during the years 1863-64 whilst he was travelling in India, Australia & New Zealand." Bookplate of Turnor's son, Christopher Turnor (1873-1940).First Edition. A vast and remarkable Victorian compendium of aeronautical literature from mythological times to the 1860s. Turnor focused primarily on ballooning and other lighter-than-air flight, although there are a few references to heavier-than-air flight attempts. The work contains 22 portraits of balloonists, and lists the names of the first 500 people to ascend in balloons, giving the dates and places of their first ascents and noting that only ten of them had been killed in ballooning accidents. Turnor presented this copy to his brother, Edmond Turnor (1838-1903), a Conservative Party politician who served in the House of Commons from 1868 to 1880. The copy was later in the library of Hatton Turnor's son, Christopher Turnor, the noted architect and social reformer.

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        Autograph letter signed about injury of Brig. Gen. Williamm H. Morris at Spottsylvania

      New York, 1865. Hamilton, Frank Hastings (1813-86). Autograph Letter signed, dated Jan. 1, [18]65, signed by Hamilton in his capacity as the "Surg. in charge Officers of Vol. New York"; no addressee or recipient indicated. 1 sheet, 205 x 258 mm., folded to make 4 pages of which 2 contain Hamilton's letter and 2 are blank. Creased where folded, minor soiling. 64 Madison Ave., New York [N.Y.]. A very fine letter from the Medical Inspector of the Union Army, describing the condition of Brigadier General William H. Morris (1827-1900), who had suffered a gunshot wound in the leg during the past year. "Brig. Genl. Wm. H. Morris U.S.A. has been under my care in consequence of a gunshot wound of the leg, during the last four or five months. One of the wounds has not yet healed, and the limb remains swollen & painful. I attribute this delay in his recovery to an injury of a nerve. The General is not at present in a condition to resume the saddle, but he might perhaps without harm perform a moderate mount of labor on foot. There is a gradual but slow improvement in the condition of his limb, which furnishes a guarantee of his complete recovery at a period not very remote." Morris, a native of New York, began his service in the United States Army as a second lieutenant in the 2nd Infantry, but during the Civil War he advanced quickly to the rank of Brigadier-General, to which he was appointed on Nov. 29, 1862. He was present at a number of important battles, including Gettysburg and the Battle of the Wilderness, and was wounded at Spotsylvania Court House on May 9, 1864. It is undoubtedly this wound that forms the subject of Hamilton's letter, since Morris spent the next four months after the Spotsylvania Court House battle on sick leave in Washington, away from active fighting, before being mustered out of the army on August 24. Although the purpose of Hamilton's letter is not explicitly stated, it was very probably written either in connection with Morris's discharge from the army, or to establish Morris's eligibility for an army pension. Intriguing in itself, the letter takes on added significance in that it refers to an officer rather than an enlisted man. According to Paul E. Steiner's Medical History of a Civil War Regiment (pp. 50-54), the government did not regulate and oversee officers' health care as it did the care of enlisted men, so that the diseases and disabilities suffered by Union officers often went unreported, and what records there were tended to be scattered and incomplete. Hamilton's letter may therefore be the most detailed description extant of the wound suffered by Morris during one of the bloodiest engagements of the Civil War. Hamilton, one of the foremost American surgeons of his day, was appointed Medical Inspector of the Union Army by President Lincoln and the United States Senate in February 1863, and served in this post with distinction until June 1865. He was the author of the first complete book on fractures and dislocations in English (A Practical Treatise on Fractures and Dislocations, 1860; Garrison-Morton 4420) and numerous other surgical works, as well as editor of the massive Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1870-71). Kelly & Burrage. DAB re Morris & Hamilton.

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        Prose Writings of Bayard Taylor (Complete 14 Volume Set)

      New York: G. P Putnam. Very Good. 1865-70. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very Good red marbled boards with brown leather spine and corners. Very fancy gilt design and title on spine. Complete Revised Edition 14 Volume Set. Individual titles (and publication date) include: John Godfrey's Fortunes, Related by Himself(1865) ; s or Adventures in the Path of Empire(1868) ; By-Ways of Europe(1869) ; Northern Travel: Sweden, Denmark & Lapland(1869) ; A Journey to Central Africa or Life and Landscapes from Egypt to the Negro Kingdoms of the White Nile(1869) ; At Home and Abroad, A Sketch-Book of Life, Scenery, and Men(1869) ; Views A-Foot or Europe Seen with Knapsack and Staff(1870) ; A Visit to India, China, and Japan(1870); ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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        Attacking the Mail, Bushranging N. S. W. 1864

      Melbourne: Hamel & Ferguson, [1865]. Colour printed. Printed on thick wove paper. In excellent condition. 6 7/8 x 9 13/16 inches. 10 x 13 3/16 inches. A fascinating print depicting highway robbery in Australia. This dramatic confrontation comes from S. T. Gill's illustrations of life in mid-19th century Australia: "The Australian Sketchbook." It shows most probably the Ben Hall gang, consisting of Hall, John Gilbert and John Dunn, "bushrangers" who preyed on travelers journeying on the one road between Melbourne and Sydney. Ben Hall (1837-1865) ran a profitable and efficient operation, using stolen race horses (they can be seen on the hill in the background) and superior weaponry. Like many a well-known criminal, he was betrayed for the reward money and ambushed; and like many other infamous outlaws, his funeral was very well attended.

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        MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE BRITISH PROVINCES, MEXICO,

      1865. Fine. [MAP - 19TH CENTURY] MAP OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE BRITISH PROVINCES, MEXICO, THE WEST INDIES AND CENTRAL AMERICA. New York: Charles Magnus [n.d., circa 1850s?]. A full color folding map, 21 1/4 by 27 1/4 inches, that folds into a contemporary brown cloth case, 5 3/4 by 3 3/4 inches, with the title ("Map of the United States") within a decorative cartouche gilt-stamped on upper board. A beautifully colored map of the United States and its territories and Mexico, with an inset map of Central America and a table of distances. Several closed tears have been carefully mended on the reverse. Clean and bright, its condition is very good plus. Bound with a VIEW OF WASHINGTON CITY and a MILITARY MAP OF MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA that are printed together on a single sheet, 10 1/2 by 8 1/4 inches, that folds into the case. The view of Washington, D.C., 4 5/8 by 7 3/8 inches, is a slightly elevated view that shows the east side of the Capitol building and beyond, looking toward the Washington Monument (a projection based upon the design after Robert Mills that was never completely realized). The map: New York: Charles Magnus, 72 Fraankfort St. [n.d., circa 1861-1865?], 4 1/8 by 7 3/8 inches, color. Early ink ownership (A. H. Pratt) on reverse. Fine.

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