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        Arte de la lengua tagala, y Manual tagalog para la administracion de los SS. Sacramentos, que compuso

      Binondo (Filipinas), Imprenta de Miguel Sánchez y Cía., 1865. - 22x15 cm., VIII-131 +166 pp. Encuadernación filipina en pergamino flexible de la época. Muy buen estado de conservación. Ejemplar completo de las dos partes, muy raros en esta condición, ya que solían venderse por separado estas dos obras. Los ejemplares de la edición de Manila, 1850, no suelen llevar la segunda parte. Una de las ediciones más conocidas pero no por ello menos rara. La lengua tagala, la más hablada en las islas Filipinas, fue también la que sufrió más modificaciones. Esta edición fue mandada imprimir por Fr. José Miralles, publicada siguiendo la primera impresa (Sampaloc, 1745), y la posterior de 1796, después Manila 1850. Todas llevan añadido como segunda parte el Manual en tagalo para la administracion de los santos sacramentos, entre ellos el de la confesión, que era administrado con una serie de preguntas, que ocupan las páginas 56 a 158. En la página 73: "Confesonario de lo que regularmente se halla en los Indios, y de lo que por lo comun esta obligado el ministro a preguntarles". Palau 338008.

      [Bookseller: Arteclío S. L.]
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        "Traite Pratique de l'Entretien et de l' Exploitation des CHEMINS DE FER par CH. GOSCHLER - Tome Premier SERVICE DE LA VOIE; Tome Deuxieme SERVICE DE LA VOIE; Tome Troisieme SERVICE DE LA LOCOMOTION; Tome Quatrieme ADMINISTRATION"

      Librarie Polytecnique Noblet et Baudry, Editeurs 1865 -1868 Opera in 4 Volumi: Vol. 1° 581 pagine; Vol 2°644 pagine; Vol. 3° 672 pagine; Vol. 4° 688 pagine . Formato in 8°. Legatura editoriale in tela cerata al dorso con titoli in oro; piatti cartonati rivestiti di carta cerata: spellature. Interno con ossidazioni sparse e qualche fioritura. Timbro di appartenenza ai frontespizi. Rara opera in lingua francese sulle Ferrovie riccamente illustrata con incisioni e XX tavole intercalate nel testo: Primo Volume 176 incisioni; Secondo Volume 424 incisioni ; Terzo Volume 524 incisioni; Quarto Volume 576 incisioni.

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        Traite Pratique de l'Entretien et de l' Exploitation des CHEMINS DE FER par CH. GOSCHLER - Tome Premier SERVICE DE LA VOIE; Tome Deuxieme SERVICE DE LA VOIE; Tome Troisieme SERVICE DE LA LOCOMOTION; Tome Quatrieme ADMINISTRATION"

      Paris, Librarie Polytecnique Noblet et Baudry, Editeurs 1865 / 1868 - Opera in 4 Volumi: Vol. 1° 581 pagine; Vol 2°644 pagine; Vol. 3° 672 pagine; Vol. 4° 688 pagine . Formato in 8°. Legatura editoriale in tela cerata al dorso con titoli in oro; piatti cartonati rivestiti di carta cerata: spellature. Interno con ossidazioni sparse e qualche fioritura. Timbro di appartenenza ai frontespizi. Rara opera in lingua francese sulle Ferrovie riccamente illustrata con incisioni e XX tavole intercalate nel testo: Primo Volume 176 incisioni; Secondo Volume 424 incisioni ; Terzo Volume 524 incisioni; Quarto Volume 576 incisioni. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Tijl Uilenspiegel

      G. Thood Bom 1865 Réparation à effectuer sur la couverture , quelques pointes de rouille à l'intérieur . Mais les chromolithographies sont une merveille ! Very nice illustrations , 35 lithography in color . - 16 p. , 250 gr. Album Jeunesse

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        Le Livre de Marco Polo - Citoyen de Venise, Conseiller Privé et Commissaire Impérial de Khoubilai-Khaan

      Paris, Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères, Fils et Cie, 1865. - 2 volumes in-8, CLVI-351 pp. (Première Partie) et 479 pp.(352-831)(Seconde Partie), reliure demi-chagrin à coins, têtes dorées, dos insolés, quelques inscriptions au crayon au tome premier, bon état géneral. Publié pour la première fois d'après trois manuscrits inédits de la Bibliothèque impériale de Paris, présentant la rédaction primitive du livre, revue par Marc Polo lui-même et donnée par lui, en 1307, à Thiebault de Cépoy, accompagnée des Variantes, de l'explication des mots hors d'usage, et de commentaires géographiques et historiques, tirés des écrivains orientaux. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Sherman and His Generals. Distinguished Commanders, in the Atlanta and Georgia Campaigns

      New York.: Currier & Ives.. 1865.. Lithograph, image approximately 12 1/2 x 19 inches on sheet size 16 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches. Soft vertical creases (probably from being rolled), 5 inch tear at right (professionally mended with paper backing and now scarcely visible) and short tear at left edge not entering the image (also professionally repaired), faint soiling to left margin; overall the image appears in very good, bright condition. An unusual Currier and Ives medium folio of Sherman surrounded by his Generals: McPherson, Slocum, Blair, Thomas, Williams, Howard, Geary, Schofield, Davis, Hazen, Kilpatrick, and Logan. Conningham #5490. .

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      Boston: Wright & Potter, Printers, 1865.. 61pp. plus two plates and folding map. Narrow quarto. Original wrappers. Titlepage chipped on bottom and foredge, moderately dampstained. Map cleanly torn, affecting one inch of image; also cleanly separated along one fold. Moderate dampstaining of plates and pp.1-15. Some additional very light dampstaining in upper outer corner of text. A good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. A scarce privately circulated prospectus setting forth the optimistic plan of the Overland Traction Engine Company to haul freight and passengers overland aboard steam traction engines from the Missouri River to the Rockies. The plates, lithographed by Prang & Co., show two views of the engine - one encased, the other uncovered. A fabulous idea at a time when supplies were routinely carried hundreds of miles over the plains entirely by mule and cattle trains. In the end, however, the plan was a bit short on execution. The engine weighed fifty- four tons when fully loaded with fuel and bogged down in mud on its first trial. The folding map illustrates the prospective route west from Nebraska City. A curious 19th-century railroad alternative, which was essentially a locomotive with wheels. The NUC locates six copies, and we can add another, at Yale. GRAFF 3145. SABIN 57977. REESE & MILES, CREATING AMERICA 63.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Our Mutual Friend - Volumes I & II

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1865. Two volume first printing set bound from the parts. Complete with half-titles, title pages, 40 illustrations, and postscript. Wrappers and advertisements (for installments 1-10) bound in at rear. Conforms to Smith,106-109, including 'principal' misspelled as 'pricipal' in vol II on page 115, 14 lines from the bottom. Publisher's half-leather morocco binding; marbled boards. Top edges gilt. Sound binding. Clean pages. Very lightly rubbed. Bright gilt lettering and rulings. . First Printing. Half-Leather. Near Fine. Illus. by Stone, Marcus. Octavo.

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        Our Mutual Friend

      Chapman and Hall, London 1865 - "Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens. First edition first issue. Published by Chapman and Hall, London, 1865. Illustrated by Marcus Stone. Two volumes published in one. Measures 5.5" x 8.5". First edition point: "principal" misspelled as "pricipal" in Volume II on page 115, 14 lines from the bottom. The book is in fair to good antiquarian condition. Half-bound in contemporary calf over marbled boards. Moderate wear to the boards and leather spine. Scattered spotting to the preliminary and terminal pages. Moisture stain present on the top edge of the frontispiece and at the top of numerous pages. Scattered spotting throughout the textblock, most notably on the verso and margins of the plates.The hinges are starting. Pencil notations on the publisher's advertisements. Charles Dicken's "Our Mutual Friend" is one of his most sophisticated works and the last novel he completed in his lifetime. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store.We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory # (D8-37) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Civitas Londinum A.D. MDLX

      London: Cassells, 1865. London in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. Lithograph. Hand coloured. Presented in handmade wood and gold frame. Size: 440 x 1220 mm. Framed size 620 x 1390 mm Very good condition. 2 sheets joined. A fascinating plan of Elizabethan London extending from Westminster to the Tower of London. The plan features two coats of arms (one of the City of London, the other the royal coat of arms), plus two keys to principal buildings and landmarks. There is a note by John Dower on the map which states "This map is a facsimile (reduced) of the old one by Ralph Agas in the year 1560." Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin in Edward Weller's Weekly Dispatch Atlas.

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        Grant and Sherman; Their Campaigns and Generals. Comprising an Authentic Acount of Battles and Sieges....[Of]...the Great Rebellion of 1861-1865 with Numerous Fine Sttel Portraits, Battle Scenes and Maps

      New York, E. B. Treat & Co. , 1865. The True first edition for subscription only. The trade edition did not appear until a year later. The trade edition did not appear until a year later. Description: 608 p. Front. , pl. , port. , maps. 22 cm. Subjects: Generals--United States. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns. Minor stain shadowing to the terminal page edges. Finely bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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      1865. In Two Volumes. London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. Original blind-stamped dark green cloth. First Edition. According to Trollope's autobiography, he wrote this novel~with a desire to prove that a novel may be produced without any love... In order that I might be strong in my purpose, I took for my heroine a very unattractive old maid [of 35!], who was overwhelmed with money troubles; but even she was in love before the end of the book...~Gerould observes that~Originally titled "The Modern Griselda," this is an amusing example of the way Trollope's characters, as they developed in his mind, contrived to write their own story -- in this instance quite against his will.~MISS MACKENZIE is among Trollope' scarcer titles, ranked by Sadleir fourteenth among the 50+ fiction titles. There was at least one copy (described by Sadleir) bound in maroon cloth, but this dark green cloth binding is the standard one. This copy is in very good condition, with some wear mainly near the fore-edges and minor cracking of the original pale-yellow endpapers. We seldom see this title in any better condition. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 20.

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      New York: Kimmel & Foster, 1865. Softcover. 140 x 203 mm (5 1/2 x 8"). Attractively matted. Evidence of previous matting (faint brown line at bottom and along right, outside the image, where earlier mat must have been), otherwise fresh, clean, uncreased, and altogther fine. Looking at the island from a southern vantage point, this is a fascinating view of Manhattan and environs at the end of the Civil War, before the great bridges spanned the river. The surprisingly verdant Battery Park is in the foreground, with ships docked at the piers on the tip of the island. The river is swarming with boats, from three-masted tall ships to steamships and ferries--and more vessels are docked all around the edges of the island and across the river at the Brooklyn piers. The great bridges that will connect Manhattan with the outer boroughs have yet to be built, and the tallest structures in the city are the church steeples. In the far distance uptown, we can see the beginnings of Frederick Law Olmstead's Central Park. The density of the buildings and the bustling river traffic establish it as a vital commercial center, the seed of what would become the financial capital of the world.

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        Autograph letter signed, 4-sides (each 8 ½ x 6 ½ inches) to the Rev. John Compton, Minstead Parsonage

      " Thanks for your good notes. I do not think much more or much that is better can be said of Ps XIX.5. The passage holds no doctrine, .........My version of vv.4.5 is 'There is no where a speaking/ and no where are worlds/and none of their voices/ have ever been heard/ There love is outreaching/ all over the earth/and their teachings so uppermost/ bounds of the world........". He continues by giving his versions of several other psalms, and finishes "No sinners shall rise up in judgement, nor wicked in councils of saints, in judgment not in the judgment, what say you and your books?". With postscript. Came Rectory, 25 Nov. 1865. Inscribed in another contemporary hand at head of first leaf "William Barnes, The Dorsetshire Poet". Some browning and a very small puncture to last leaf.

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      Mobile. July 31, 1865.. Broadside, 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Old fold lines. Heavily worn and stained, with tape repairs vertically down center and left edge of sheet. Slight loss along some folds, affecting a few words of text. Else good. This broadside, composed by a a member of the Union occupying forces after the Civil War, expresses outrage at the decision of army officials to exclude "private soldiers" from a masquerade ball. The author, who signs himself as "High Private," expresses indignation at the exclusion of the common soldiery, expressing a serious contempt for the officer corps. He writes: "[We] would like to know what class will compose the favorite guests? If negroes, we will be happy to stand off on the windward side. If citizens, we will respectfully give way. But if officers, we wish to say a word or two before we retire: If it had been a battle, instead of a ball, who would then have been excluded? Not the private soldier! We have suffered the privations of a soldier's life; we have left our fathers and mothers, our brothers and sisters, and our companions and children, and many of us have suffered the insolence of tyrannical officers. Thus it follows, insult is heaped upon injury....After weighing the matter carefully, we have decided on one of two conclusions: First, they wish to conceal from our gaze their dark deeds of lewdness. Secondly, they fear we may prove successful competitors. If correct in the first, we have seen enough already; but if correct in the second, they are welcome to their tainted meat." A contemporary manuscript notation at the bottom reads "1st Brig. 119th Ill.," indicating, perhaps, the intended audience or a previous owner. Not recorded in Hummel or Ellison, and not found in OCLC. Rare and interesting.

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      1865. With Illustrations by Marcus Stone. In Two Volumes [in one]. London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. Bound two-volumes-in-one, in full polished calf, red and green leather spine labels, all edges gilt. First Edition in book form of Dickens's last complete novel, in which Greed and The River Thames are two of the principal characters. OUR MUTUAL FRIEND first appeared in twenty numbers; the two volumes were published separately during serial issue, Vol I in January 1865 and Vol II in October 1865.~This set has been bound by Riviere & Son, with both half-titles, with the explanatory slip at the beginning of the text, and with the ad leaf -- in full polished calf (red and green leather spine labels, gilt borders and dentelles, all edges gilt). The spine appears to be not as old as the boards -- with the result that this is a nice tight copy, without the usual chafing of the joints of a 100-year-old calf binding. Condition is very good-plus (very minor edge-wear, a few faint scratches); the Stone plates are clean and sharp. Gimbel A150; curiously not in Carr; Smith I pp 105-110.

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        Autograph Letter Signed

      No Binding. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, to Reverend J. T. Freeman. Davis writes to Reverend Freeman thanking him for a proposed endowment to support the former President of the Confederacy. The letter provides a poignant glimpse of the former leader's post-war plight. He tells of his personal loss and hardship, but at the same time expresses his pride and gratitude for the enduring love and confidence of the Southern people. JEFFERSON DAVIS AFTER THE END OF THE CIVIL WAR: "At dawn on May 10, 1865, Davis was captured near Irwinville, Ga. He was imprisoned in a damp casemate at Fort Monroe, Va., and was put in leg-irons. Though outraged Northern public opinion brought about his removal to healthier quarters, Davis remained a prisoner under guard for two more years. Finally, in May 1867, he was released on bail and went to Canada to regain his shattered health. Several notable Northern lawyers offered their free services to defend him in a treason trial, which Davis longed for. The government, however, never forced the issue, many believe because it feared that such a trial might establish that the original Constitution gave the states a right to secede. The case was finally dropped on Dec. 25, 1868.... Davis made five trips to Europe in an effort to regain his health, and for a few years he served as president of an insurance company in Memphis, Tenn. In 1877 he retired to Beauvoir, a small Gulf-side estate near Biloxi, Miss., which a patriotic admirer provided for him. There he wrote his Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. Though pressed to enter the U.S. Senate, he declined to "ask for amnesty," for he felt he had done nothing wrong in fighting for states' rights under the Constitution, and he never regained his citizenship. He remained the chief spokesman and apologist for the defeated South. Davis' citizenship was restored posthumously in 1978" (Britannica). Two pages, folded 8vo sheet with integral blank. Fine.

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        The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakespeare

      London: George Routledge and Sons,, [c.1865].. 8 volumes, octavo (242 × 162 mm). Contemporary red morocco, titles and gilt roll to bands, triple rule to boards with elaborate cornerpieces, rules to turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated with engravings throughout. Some occasional light foxing, spines a little rubbed, an excellent set. Knight's Shakespeare, handsomely bound in contemporary red morocco.

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Düsseldorf, 1864 und 1865. - Zusammen (1+1 =) 2 SS. auf 3 Bll. Gr.-4to. Ein Brief mit eh. Adresse (Faltbrief). Jeweils an den Vorstand des Kunstvereins in Kassel und anläßlich der Übersendung einer (hier nicht beiliegenden) Quittung (20. I. 1864) bzw. mit der Aufforderung, ihm einen Ausstellungskatalog zukommen zu lassen: "[.] Der westphälische Kunstverein in Münster beabsichtigt nämlich von Anfang October bis Anfang November eine Ausstellung zu veranstalten. - Aus dem Catalog Ihrer Ausstellung wünsche ich mir nun ein Verzeichniß der dort befindlichen Düsseldorfer Bilder zu machen, um darnach zu bestimmen, welche Bilder von dort später nach Münster gehen können [.]" (13. IX. 1865). - Der jüngere Bruder des Historienmalers Alfred Rethel studierte bei Karl Ferdinand Sohn und Wilhelm von Schadow an der Kunstakademie Düsseldorf und schuf vorwiegend Bilder mit biblischen Motiven sowie Altarbilder. Wohl unter dem Eindruck der schweren, schließlich letal endenden Erkrankung seines Bruder und der Unterstützung für dessen junge Witwe und ihre erst sechsjährige Tochter wandte sich Rethel von biblischen Motiven ab und schuf Genrebilder mit Titeln wie "Wiedersehen nach überstandener Krankheit", "Am Herd", "Im Trauerhaus" und "Ernste Kindheit"; daneben war Rethel mit sehr ausdrucksstarken Portraits erfolgreich. - Jeweils auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf des "Vereins Düsseldorfer Künstler zu gegenseitiger Unterstützung und Hülfe" und mit starken Randschäden; tls. gering fleckig.

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        [Works] Sacred and Legendary Art[with] Legends of the Monastic Orders as Represented in the Fine Arts [with] Legends of the Madonna as Represented in the Fine Arts [with] The History of Our Lord as Exemplified in Works of Art

      London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1865-1870. (RIVIERE BINDING) 6 vols., 8vo. Abundantly illustrated. Uniformly bound in full blue pebbled morocco, elaborately gilt design of gilt strap work star and arabesques on upper cover, gilt dentelles, a.e.g. by Riviere. Book label of Mrs. W. G. Rockefeller, Greenwich, Connecticut. Spines mellowed, else fine

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        The Complete and Illustrated Editions of Charles Dickens' Works: Duodecimo Edition (16 Volumes)

      Philadelphia. T. B. Peterson & Brothers 1865 - 1st American Edition, in book form, of the Collected Works of Charles Dickens. 16 volume set. 19cm. Includes: Bleak House, Nicholas Nickleby, Dicken?s New Stories, John Jasper?s Secret, Dombey and Son, Pickwick Papers, Hunted Down, Martin Chuzzlewit, Little Dorrit, Barnaby Rudge, Edwin Drood, Life of Charles Dickens, Holly Tree Inn, Mutual Friend, David Copperfield, American Notes, Christmas Stories. Eventually 38 volumes were published between 1855 and 1871. These volumes circa 1865? Although stated as duodecimo, the set is Octavo. This set were the first uniform collected edition of the works of Charles Dickens published in America (Wilkins, p. 41) Publisher?s brown cloth with handsome gold Dicksonian character?s on spine edges. Most volumes in good bindings. Two volumes missing a portion of the back strip at the head of the spine, and 2 boards detached. Overall, an unusual early printing of Dicken?s works. Illustrated throughout by Cruikshank and others. Podeschi: D 26 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Birds Eye View Of Hoboken

      Hoboken, 1865. No Binding. Fine. 13 1/4 x 19 inches.. Two-stone lithograph with original hand color; fine A very finely executed view of the prospering city of Hoboken in New Jersey in a superb example. Several ships can be seen at the terminals, including the paddle-wheel steamers, "Elise" and "Hoboken." Reps, J. Views and Viewmakers of Urban America, no. 2343.

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        Travels & Discoveries in the Levant, 2 Volumes Bound in One

      London: Day & Son, 1865. 32 plates, including 12 mounted albumen photographs by Francis Bedford. Large 8 vo in its contemporary school prize calf binding. Rebacked with professional corner repairs, now very sound. Raised bands, extra gilt panels and new calf label on spine. Some foxing to some plates. Half titles present. Marbled endpapers and matching page edges. The author was vice-consul in Mitylene in 1852 and then Acting Consul in Rhodes. He was involved in excavations of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the 7 wondrs of the world, and eventually became Keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the British Museum. Blackmer, 1193. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good. Illus. by 9 Maps & Plans, Many Folding.

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        Colton's Map of New York and the Adjacent Cities

      New York: , 1865. Size: 440 × 685 mm. Original hand coloured lithograph. Minor repairs to the lower central fold, and staining to upper margin, otherwise in very good condition. An attractive and bright example of Colton's delightful plan of Lower Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs and cities. Brooklyn, Jersey City and Hoboken are shown in some detail and there is an inset plan of Harlem - from Central Park north to 215th Street. The main body of the plan shows Central Park, and East and West 87th Streets, southward to The Battery and the financial district. The plan depicts parks, wards, prominent public buildings, railways and wharfs and has an ornate border design. J. H. Colton was one of the pre-eminent American map publishing firms of the mid nineteenth century.

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        [The Prince of Wales Yacht Dagmar in coastal waters off the Isle of Wight]

      [N.p., but ?London: possibly published by Ackermann, n.d., but circa 1865]. Tinted lithograph with added hand colour. Artist's monogram in lower right corner of image. (Short repaired tears). Matted. 17 5/8 x 26 1/4 inches. A fine ship portrait of the Royal cutter by Dutton, one of the greatest marine lithographers. Thomas Dutton was one of the great nineteenth century maritime painters. His emotive works display a genuine love of the sea and his careful depiction of detail provides a wonderful record of the important vessels of the age. This spectacular print depicts the 33-ton cutter Dagmar. This impressive ship was built for the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) in Wivenhoe in Essex, by Thomas and John Harvey. The present view shows the vessel under full-sail off the coast of the Isle of Wight, with Osborne House, the favorite residence of Queen Victoria, outlined on the cliff tops.

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        Our Mutual Friend

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1865. First edition from original issues. Original illustrated paper wrappers bound in; advertisements present. Two volumes in full green leather. Gilt borders to boards, raised bands, gilt-tooled panels, gilt title to spines, gilt-tooled dentelles, marbled endpapers. With illustrations by Marcus Stone. Very good condition; minor shelfwear; small chips to edges of some bound-in wrappers.

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        Lyra Germanica: Hymns for the Sundays and Chief Festivals of the Christian Year. Translated from the German by Catherine Winkworth. With illustrations by John Leighton, F.S.A. Fourth Edition

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1865 The first of two similarly titled anthologies produced under Leigthton's supervision. "Contains much decorative work by John Leighton, who has scarcely received the recognition he deserves as a pioneer of better things" (Gleeson White). Contemporary crimson straight-grained morocco, gilt-paneled covers, spine decoratively gilt in compartments, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. . Square octavvo. Text with ruled borders, decorative initial letters, headbands and tail-pieces. Contemporary ink inscription on a preliminary blank, first and last few leaves lightly foxed. A fine copy in a beautiful binding.

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        West Virginia; Its Farms and Forests, Mines, and Oil-Wells; with a Glimpse of its Scenery, a Photograph of its Population, and an Exhibit of its Industrial Statistics

      Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott & Co.. Very Good+. 1865. First Edition. Original cloth. First Edition in Very Good+ condition with chipped spine head, small tear to upper spine, worn extremities, bookplate, small bookseller's sticker to lower front pastedown, previous owner's name to front pastedown and gutter of front flyleaf, and purple stamp to first leaf. Original cloth; Swanson p. 35: "Eleven chapters dealing with petroleum, its discovery in West Virginia, drilling and distillation; description of oil fields of West Virginia; list of companies; discussion of prospects. Describes early dug wells." ; Ex-Libris .

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        Dissertations And Discussion Political, Philosophical, And Historical Reprinted Chiefly From the Edinburgh And Westminster Reviews

      London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1865. Third edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full brown calf, marbled endpapers and matching edges. Fine. 4 vols./No Dust Jacket. 474, 563, 379, 302 pages. 21.5 x 14 cm. PALGRAVE Vol. II, 763. "Mill brought economic theory to bear upon practical politics. Like Adam Smith, he 'associates the principles with their applications'....He treats political economy 'not as a thing by itself, but as a fragment of a greater whole....for practical purposes inseperably intertwined with many other branches of social philosophy." In 1866 he was the first person in Parliament to advocate the right to vote for women. Book labels, elegant binding, raised bands, spine panels richly gilt, double gilt border fillets with corner rosettes, front cover gilt escutcheons.

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        Our Mutual Friend. With Illustrations by Marcus Stone

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1865., 1865. First Edition. 2 volumes, 8vo.; pps. (xi) + 320, (viii) + 309. Elegantly bound in recent brown half calf with gilt titles and extra gilt to spines; marbled boards with gilt rule. Illustrated throughout. Small waterstains to corners of plates in vol.II, otherwise clean, without the usual heavy foxing that seems to afflict most of the Dickens' engravings. Content also clean. A fine copy in a superb binding. Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).

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      Mexico: Imprenta de Andrade y Escalante, 1865.. 11pp. Original printed wrappers. A couple small nicks in foredge of front wrapper, else very good. Provisional laws for Mexico set forth by Emperor Maximilian. The first article declares what type of government shall rule Mexico: "la monarquica moderada hereditaria, con un Principe catolico." These rare laws were only in place for a short time before the defeat and execution of Maximilian.

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        Narrative of an Expedition to the Zambesi and its Tributaries;

      Albermarle Street, London: John Murray, 1865 And the Discovery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa. 1858-1864. In contemporary maroon cloth, blind tooling, gilt slave trader image, corners and edges slightly bumped and worn, couple of tiny marks. Spine, has been professionally repaired at edges, titles in gilt, a little faded. Internally, dark maroon endpapers, hinges strengthened, pull out B&W frontis of the Zambesi present, vignette to title page, (xiv), [2], 608 pp, 12 pl, map, numerous illustrations in text, some of the plates by Thomas Baines, printed by W Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street and Charing Cross, London, clean and tight. Rare to find with its original cloth covers. (Osler 457. Allibone 1009 & 73)Livingstone, explorer and missionary, whose Zambezi expedition left Birkenhead on 10 March 1858, on the steamship Pearl, which carried, in three sections, a steam launch which had been hastily built by Macgregor Laird. This was called the Ma-Robert, the African name for Mary Livingstone, who was on board with her youngest son Oswell: See ODNB form a full Bio.

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        Political Missions to Bootan, comprising the reports of the Hon'ble Ashley Eden, - 1864; Capt. R.B. Pemberton, 1837, 1838, with Dr. W. Griffiths's Journal; and the Account by Baboo Kishen Kant Rose

      Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Office, 1865 Book. Very Good. Leather Bound. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Office, 1865. First Edition. Octavo. [ii], xi, 206 pp. With a large folding outline hand colored engraved map and a folding topographical engraved profile of the route. Period style light brown gilt tooled half sheep with light brown cloth boards and a light brown gilt morocco label. Map backed on Japanese paper and browned and title page with remnants of old library stamp, otherwise a very good copy. A collection of early interesting accounts on relations between the British India and the Kingdom of Bhutan in 1860's, which was a time of growing tension between the two countries which resulted in the Duar War (1864-1865). The book includes the account by Sir Ashley Eden, later Governor General of British India. "In 1861 Eden was appointed special envoy to Sikkim and, backed by an army, wrung from the maharaja a treaty guaranteeing free trade and the cessation of raids into British territory. In 1863 he was sent on a similar mission to Bhutan but without the same military support and he found himself taken virtual prisoner by the Bhutanese and forced to sign a treaty humiliating to the British. The insult was amply repaid when Britain went to war against Bhutan in November 1864" (Oxford DNB). The second account is by Captain Robert Boileau Pemberton (1798-1840) who led a diplomatic mission to Bhutan in 1837-8, together with the account by the member of the same embassy, Doctor William Griffith (1810-1845). The last account is an English translation of the relation by Baboo Kishen Kant Bose. The book is supplemented with a subject index. The Duar War (1864-65) lasted only five months and, despite some battlefield victories by Bhutanese forces, resulted in Bhutan's defeat, loss of part of its sovereign territory, and forced cession of formerly occupied territories. Under the terms of the Treaty of Sinchula, signed on November 11, 1865, Bhutan ceded territories in the Assam Duars and Bengal Duars, as well as the eighty-three-square-kilometer territory of Dewangiri in southeastern Bhutan, in return for an annual subsidy of 50,000 rupees (Wikipedia). In 1863 Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen joined the "Political mission to Bhutan under Ashley Eden. In 1864 he carried out topographical surveys between Sikkim and Punakha, and produced a detailed map of Bhutan that would remain in use for thirty years" (Howgego 1850-1940 Continental G27)..

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        Archive of 54 envelopes, each addressed in Garfield's hand to B. A. Hinsdale and each with Garfield's franking signature as a member of Congress

      [Washington: 1865-1876]. Size and condition varies. Franking signatures as a Member of Congress. Garfield served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Ohio 19th district from 1863-1881, i.e. until becoming President.

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        Four Original Photographs Mounted on Album Page. "D. L. Maunsell in British Columbia", "Group of Indian Warriors in British Columbia on Queens Birthday 1865", "Indian Chief British Columbia" and "Fort Dansborg, Tranqibar Built by Danish Government in 1867 Sold to England in 1856"

      British Columbia [circa 1865]. () Very good. Album page with three photographs mounted on one side and one on the other. Page measures 11 X 8.75 inches (28 X 22.25 cm). The three photographs on the first side measure: 9.5 X 5.5 cm, 5.5 X 8.5 CM and 9.5 X 5.5 CM (they are arranged vertically). The image on the back page measures 12 X 18.5 cm. Each has an ink description beneath. The image at the top of the three (Maunsell) has two light stains. The image alone on the back page (Fort) shows some slight wrinkling and rippling as well as a small worn spot. Slight rippling and discolouration to the album page itself with a few small spots of foxing and light chipping / small closed tears to bottom edge. A fantastic set of photographs. Carlo [Charles] Gentile (1835-1893) was an Italian photographer well known for his photographs of North America. His subject matter ranged from the gold rush in British Columbia to the remote Adobe villages in the Arizona Territory. The first photograph shows D. L. Mansell, a well dressed man with an impressive moustache, leaning against a lattice doorway. The second image "Group of Indian Warriors" shows a group of many men all holding flags. This was taken when Gentile travelled from Victoria to New Westminster to photograph Queen Victoria's birthday celebrations and the more than three thousand natives that attended the festivities. The third image "Image Chief" is a portrait of a stoic looking native man wearing a leather coat decorated with a large fringe and a fur hat. The final photograph on the back of the page showsa view of Fort Dansborg from a viewpoint overlooking a wall. The fort, situated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu looks out over the Kaveri river..

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        Drum Taps (William Rossetti's copy, 1865)

      New York. 1865. Hardcover. Very Good. First printing, 1865. 8vo, maroon cloth gilt, 72 plus 24 pp. 2nd issue (1000 copies printed): has the sequel ('When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd and other Pieces'). Very good plus copy with just a touch of wear to spine ends and the most incidental discoloration to front board. Inscribed, W. M. Rossetti, from H. E. Scudder, 1866. A very important association copy: William Michael Rossetti introduced English readers to Whitman with his edited edition of 1868. Rossetti's published correspondence includes a letter from Horace Scudder (a published author and the longterm editor of Atlantic Magazine) dated April 24, 1866, which includes this passage: 'Have you seen Walt Whitman's Drum Taps? It is just possible that you have not; and I will take the opportunity afforded by a friend's going to London to send you a copy...I do not think that Mr. Lincoln's death brought any nobler expression of the personal grief of the best natures in the country than "O Captain, My Captain!" The lonely grief of the poet in the strong contrast which he presents was really that felt by all....and although I do not believe that any new American poetry is to be established on a reckless disregard of natural laws of rhythm, simply because such laws have produced conventional rules, I think that no one else has caught so rarely the most elusive elements of American civilization...' Rossetti did not reply to Scudder's letter until October 28, 1866 -- he thanked Scudder for the book, confessing that he hadn't had time to give it a full reading, although he did read "the long one on Lincoln's funeral, and the one you specially mention O Captain My Captain; both most glorious. Whitman is a wonderful genius to me, and no less than a great poet. I am not at all sure but that one day he will stand out as the greatest English-writing poet of this period." Rossetti's edition of Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass,' from 1868 includes many poems from 'Drum Taps,' but in a different sequence from Whitman's and with minor editing changes. Still, Rossetti's edition introduced Whitman to British readers -- Rossetti and Swinburne were early admirers of Whitman. English readers had to rely on Rossetti's edition until Ernest Rhys's 1886 edition, itself abridged. A very important association copy. Rarely found in such excellent condition.

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        STANWIX HALL! ROME, N.Y. W.B. SINK, PROPRIETOR [caption title]

      New York: Dopp & Nolan, [nd, ca. 1865].. Photograph, 11 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches; mounted on printed card stock, 16 x 19 3/4 inches. The image and card stock have equal, light tanning, otherwise the photograph is clean and unblemished. Minor chipping and staining to mount. Very good. Archival matting, and protected with Mylar sheet. A large and impressive photograph of the Stanwix Hall Hotel, dating to around the end of the Civil War. The photograph shows the large, four- story hotel from an elevated height, across the corner of the building, showing the full length of two sides of the building. Men with top hats and women with parasols are shown on two balconies and in the open windows. Three horse-drawn carriages and a buckboard are also shown. Several other people stand in the doorway and one man leans against a large gas lamp. Two businesses are visible on the ground floor, one owned by "T. Flanagan," and the other a "Wholesale Liquor Store" which also sells tobacco and cigars. A sign for a wood coal yard is also visible in the foreground. The mount has dramatic large-type shaded print advertising the hotel. W.B. Sink moved to Rome, New York in 1865 and bought the Stanwix Hall Hotel and the adjacent Mansion House Hotel. He also opened the "Sink Opera House." This poster advertising the Stanwix was likely taken shortly after Sink bought the hotel, serving as a compelling advertisement for one of Rome's grandest buildings. An evocative promotional piece, offering much information about American economics, architecture, and culture at the close of the Civil War.

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        Original photograph of Queen Salote Lupepau'u of Tonga, and a Samoan chief, taken during the cruise of HMS Curacoa

      Tonga and Samoa,, 1865.. Two albumen photographs, the first measuring 92 x 70 mm. and mounted on a card inscribed 'The Queen of Tongatabu Friendly Group' in an old cursive hand; the second measuring 91 x 65 mm. and likewise mounted; both photographs in excellent condition. Rare albumen photograph of Queen Salote Lupepau'u of Tonga taken in 1865, together with another photograph of a Samoan chief dressed for war holding a club.Both photographs were taken during the cruise of HMS Curacoa, a British vessel touring the Pacific 'for the purpose of displaying the British flag in the different archipelagos of the Western Pacific'. Commanded by Commodore Sir William Wiseman, H.M. Curacoa visited Norfolk Island, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, the New Hebrides, the Solomons and New Caledonia. These albumen prints were later used as the basis for two separate wood engravings in a published narrative of the cruise titled Jottings During the Cruise of HMS Curacoa by J. L. Brenchley (Longmans 1873).Brenchley states that the Queen was unwell when the official party met with her husband King George Tupou I, but later sat for this portrait photograph. King George Tupou I ruled from 1845 to 1893 - he was baptised by Wesleyan missionaries and took the name Sia'osi (George) in honour of King George III. Upon consolidating the throne, he renounced all but his favourite wife who was baptised of Salote (Charlotte) in honour of the Queen of England. Brenchley comments on the king's reserve and dignity, and Queen Salote Lupepau'u here pictured was the grandmother of the future Queen Salote Tupou III, ruler of Tonga from 1918 to 1965.

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        The Man Without a Country

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1865. First edition. First edition. Overall a very good copy. Terracotta wrappers printed in black with the emblem device interlocked T & F on scroll on the front panel within rule. Edges and the top corner chipped. The book has been folded vertically, but does not detract. Spine is cracking. A period newspaper article the reviews the book glued in at the rear. A dramatic skethch of a man who spends his life atoning for the hot-headed moment of his youth. First published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1863.

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        The man without a country

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1865. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition First Issue Ticknor Boston 1865 Pink wrappers, torn along spine without loss (not detached), else a VG clean copy. Scarce as 1st issue in publisher's original wrappers.

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        Scraps and Sketches Gathered Together. In two volumes

      London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1865. first edition; 2 vols., 366 + 378 pp., original blind & gilt stamped brown cloth (hardcovers), text age-toned, bottom corners worn, else very good. Photos available upon request.

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      Fort Rice, Dakota Territory. Aug. 3, 1865.. Volume 1, No. 8. 4pp., printed in three columns on blue-ruled paper. Three horizontal fold lines. Some splitting at the folds, not affecting text. Very good. The eighth issue of this rare weekly newspaper printed at Fort Rice in Dakota Territory, containing a riveting account of a battle against the Sioux. The two-page story describes the vicious battle that took place between the First U.S. Volunteers and the Sioux Indians at Fort Rice on July 28, 1865. The account was written by Captain E.G. Adams, the editor of the paper, who says of the Sioux that they "may talk of peace, but their hearts are full of the bitterest hostility." Adams draws on the experiences of the men in the company to give an eyewitness account of the ferocious battle, which resulted in a victory for the U.S. forces: "Every officer and every soldier of Fort Rice, on that eventful day, were on the alert for scalps, and anxious to inflict as much injury on the red-skins as possible. And I have every reason to believe, indeed I know, that more Indians bit the dust than for a long time before in the annals of Indian warfare." The final page contains a long article, signed "S.P.Y.," discussing the future of American policy and actions with regard to the Sioux. The correspondent argues that a large U.S. force is necessary in the region to defend the Missouri River and the rich gold fields to the west. Other content of the paper includes poetry, local weather, and a discourse on mythology. The FRONTIER SCOUT carried original articles by soldiers and local citizens, and was published "for the edification of the people of Dacotah, both civilized and savage." "This weekly Army newspaper is the second newspaper printed in what is now North Dakota...Remarkably interesting and full of local color" - Streeter. Indeed, as Streeter notes, it is only preceded by an identically named newspaper published at Fort Union, which produced three or four issues in the summer of 1864. The FRONTIER SCOUT published at Fort Rice began its run on June 15, 1865, and continued on until the First United States Volunteers left the fort in October 1865, producing a total of fifteen issues. It was edited by Captain E.G. Adams and published by Lieut. C.H. Champney. Fort Rice was established July 11, 1864 on the right bank of the Missouri River, about thirty miles south of present-day Bismarck, North Dakota. The mission of the troops at the fort was to control the Sioux, protect the immigrant route from Minnesota to Montana, and to protect navigation on the Missouri River. The fort was abandoned within fifteen years, superceded by the nearby Fort Yates. The FRONTIER SCOUT is not listed in Allen's bibliography of Dakota imprints, but if it was it would fall within the first thirty- five items listed. A remarkable frontier newspaper, with a rare firsthand account of a bloody Sioux attack on Fort Rice. Rare. STREETER SALE 2040. GRAFF 1452. FORTS OF THE WEST, p.113.

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      Yankton, D.T. 1865.. 15pp. Original printed wrappers. Single vertical fold line. Internally bright and clean. Very good. "An interesting message including comments on the progress of the Sioux War, the wagon road to Virginia City, and a proposal for a railroad to the gold fields of Idaho" - Streeter. Discusses the opening of three important wagon roads through the territory, the importance of the proposed Pacific railroad, the need for better state government buildings and schools, etc. Includes a brief section on promoting immigration into "our sparsely settled Territory." STREETER SALE 2037. ALLEN, DAKOTA IMPRINTS 26.

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      Cheshire, England. Full Morocco. Near Fine. Superb mid-nineteenth century amateur illuminated manuscript with original story told in blank verse. N.d., circa 1850s. With inscription dated 1865. Oblong, 24 by 30 cm. 22 leaves, with illumination, illustration and text only on recto, with exception of frontis ink drawing of Bradley Hall, where the story takes place, on the verso. The poem tells of a father who is thwarted in his wish to have his son marry his virtuous niece and of what happens when later the son dies of illness, leaving a child behind. The sentimental tone and spirit of the tale exemplifies well mid-Victorian piety. Yet while the blank verse carries echos of biblical readings, it must also be noted that it is a departure from the doggeril that was far more likely to come from the amateur pen. The calligraphy throughout is disciplined and arresting; the ornamentation is grounded mostly in the late Medieval style, with a few interpretative variants. Importantly, the illuminist never repeats himself, and there are even subtle variants employed in the lettering. Four leaves feature fuller original illustration, as opposed to being dominated by ornamental motives, and these illustrations have a naive charm that is of singular beauty. Bradley Hall is a half-timber quaint Elizabethan manor house resembling Shakespeare's house in Stratford. Blue morocco binding with gilt border, and title "Dora" spelled out in center. Edgewear to the binding. Otherwise, clean and tight.

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        A Gamelan Orchestra

      Ca. 1865.. Fine. An unmounted albumen photograph, with the blind stamp "W. & P. Photographieen von Ned. Indie. Batavia." at the lower right. The photograph shows the entire group seated with their instruments, the central musician seated in an ornate chair, with an ornately carved wooden frame behind the musicians, the photograph taken in a white pillared open structure.& & The photographers of this image were Woodbury and Page. Walter Bentley Woodbury left England in 1852 to join the Australian gold rush. In Melbourne he met James Page and learned the wet-plate collodion method of photography. The two left in 1857 for Batavia (Jakarta) and established their studio, Woodbury & Page, which became the major creator of views in the Dutch West Indies. Woodbury later patented his invention for a permanent photograph printed with inks, called the Woodburytype. 7 1/2 x 10".

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      London: Routledge Warne & Routledge, 1865. First edition, 25 x 20cm, in publisher's green sand-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt & embossed decorations & title to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., lt. chocolate eps., [i-x], 1-35 (plates) + I-XXXV (text) + [70 blanks] cardstock pp., w/35 wood engravings by the Dalziels after A.B. Houghton. "Dalziel's Gift Book for 1865," printed at the Camden Press, London. Binding Very Good (extremities moderately bumped, & a few faded spots to cloth); contents Very Good (prelims & final leaf a bit foxed w/occas. lt. spotting elsewhere). White 126 ("absolutely essential to any representative collection of the period") & 165, Reid 7 & 196 ("'the' book of 1865"), Ray 200, de Beaumont 127, Goldman 57 (see also pp.126 & 128).

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        An Act to provide the appointment of a General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States. General Orders No. 3; Richmond, February 6, 1865

      1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine. OFFICIAL BROADSIDE CONFEDERATE PRINTING with seal on top left corner appointing Robert E. Lee "General in Chief" of the Confederate forces. By 1865 Jefferson Davis had lost widespread support throughout the South. As the Confederacy's fortunes worsened, there was a growing sense that Davis lacked the political and, in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief, the military skills needed to deliver victory and independence from the Union. Davis's increasingly restive detractors began looking for ways to diminish the president's role and expand that of their great general, Robert E. Lee. Early proposals for expanding Lee's authority included the idea of simply making him Commander-in-Chief and thus de facto leader of the Confederacy. This never came to pass, in large part because Lee himself made it clear that he had no wish to encroach upon Davis's authority. Despite this there was a widespread desire among the public, as reflected in this Act of the Confederate Congress, for Lee's role to be expanded and Davis's diminished. This Act gave formal expression to this important shift in the Confederate South. A highly important piece of Confederate legislation, these orders not only represent the culmination of Robert E. Lee's career, but had significant effects on the outcome of the war. After Lee was appointed "General in Chief" he became, like Washington for the North, the central figure in which the Confederates placed their hopes. Consequently, when Lee surrendered to Grant, the implications were profound. "Without their Washington, Southerner's realized their revolution was over" (McCaslin, 191). General Orders No. 3; Richmond, February 6, 1865. Housed in custom half-leather box. In remarkable condition for such a fragile item, with small tear visible on verso and only very light browning. Scarce: Printed for and distributed to members of the Confederate Congress and military officers and officials.

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        [The female blondin outdone! Grand morning performance on the narrow plank by the darling xxxx]

      London: Thos. Agnew & Sons, no date but 1865-1866]. Chromolithograph, on original mount. Title and credits trimmed from bottom margin of mount. 16 7/8 x 24 3/4 inches. A delightful image of three fashionable young ladies and their younger siblings, all enjoying the benefits of a day beside the sea. An unusually large scale work from the famous illustrator of Dickens, Surtees, Thackeray and others. In 1862 John Leech 'essayed a series of so- called "sketches in oil," which were exhibited at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, in June and the following months. These consisted of copies of a selection of his Punch drawings, which had been ingeniously enlarged, transferred to canvas, and coloured lightly in oils. As the artist advanced with this process he considerably improved it in detail, and his exhibition was a great success (it brought him nearly 5,000 pounds), to which a friendly notice by Thackeray (Times, 21 June) not a little contributed.... His gift for seizing fugitive expression and for mentally registering transitory situation was extraordinary. Long practice had made it unerring in its way, and Leech perhaps wisely concentrated his attention upon these points. Yet he possessed, like Keene, a marvellous faculty for landscape, and in many cases the backgrounds to his sketches are in themselves of striking beauty. No words define his general position in art better than Mr. Ruskin's: His work contains the finest definition and natural history of the classes of our society; the kindest and subtlest analysis of its foibles, the tenderest flattery of its pretty and well-bred ways, with which the modesty of subservient genius ever immortalised or amused careless masters. (DNB). Here a teenage girl in a great, round crinoline skirt that balloons in the wind walks a thin plank that leads to a bathing booth, while her friend (sister?) watches impassively, the mother reads her book and the little children play oblivious to the little contest going on nearby.

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