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        Savannah, Ga. No. 2

      [New York 1866 - A stunning image from Barnard's 'Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign', an album which is one of the two greatest photographic monuments to the Civil War and 'a landmark in the history of photography' (Keith F. Davis). A contemporary reviewer wrote of this image and its companions: 'These photographs. surpass any other photographic views which have been produced in this country - whether relating to the war or otherwise' ('Harper's Weekly', 8 December, 1866, p.771) This image comes from George N. Barnard's album titled Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, embracing scenes of the occupation of Nashville, the great battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas (1866). This album, together with Alexander Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the Civil War (1866) are the two greatest photographic monuments of the Civil War. Between them, they contain some of the most famous images of the War. This handsome example of this photograph shows the warehouses on the Savannah River looking south, which may well have contained some of the 250,000 bales of cotton that Sherman mentioned in the telegram to Lincoln in which he offered Savannah as a Christmas present. It is in any event a wonderful photograph illustrating one of the great non-casualties of the war. When Sherman arrived at the outskirts of Savannah and connected with the U. S. Naval forces on the coast, the destruction and agony of the city appeared to be inevitable. However, the Conferate troops evacuated the city and the Mayor surrendered, and Savannah was spared. The bright sunny day enhanced by Barnard's transposition of a sunny sky above the horizon, enhancing the overall feeling of peace and prosperity. (Note two steamboats and a tall ship docked across the river, and other ships downstream). Cf. De Renne p.1317; cf. Howes B150, "b."; cf. Sabin 3462; cf. Taft Photography and the American Scene pp.232 & 486. See also: George N. Barnard Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign. with a new preface by Beaumont Newhall New York: 1977 Keith F. Davis. George N. Barnard Photographer of Sherman's Campaign Kansas City, Miss.: 1990. Albumen photograph from a negative taken in 1866, 10 x 14 inches, on original two-tone gilt-edged thin card mount, 16 1/8 x 20 inches, with plate title and photographer's credit. Image somewhat faded; mild discolouration in places; mount creased upper left; occasional foxing mostly in the mount. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Naturhistorisch Bilder-Bok pa tre sprak

      Stockholm: Oscar L. Lamm, 1866. Oblong octavo, 11 pp. of handcoloured plates; rebacked with new endpapers, fine. Rare Swedish natural history primer for children with captions in Swedish, French and English. Included are the kangaroo and cockatoo, the unfamiliarity of the latter being demonstrated by its depiction with a red, rather than the sulphur-coloured, crest.

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        A Glimpse of Oriental Nature

      By a Lady. A Glimpse of Oriental Nature. Pictures with Verses. By A Lady. With Preface, by the Rev. G.R. Gleig, Chaplain General to Her Majesty's Forces. Dean and Son, London 1866, 2nd impression, without the additional title or dedication leaf. Oblong 8vo, Rev. Gleig, in his preface, says the authoress started her sketching in Corfu and continued in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This would correlate with the subjects of her drawings, which include oriental fauna such as cashew nuts, coffee, fly-catchers, a mango, loriquets, vanilla, etc. 20 plates in all, each hand colored and highlighted with gum arabic, with attractive calligraphic poem beneath. A few plates have a lt. marginal stain. Rebound in tan buckram. Rev. Gleig authored several books, incl. "A Narrative of the Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans," L, 1826 and "The History of the British Empire in India" L, 1830-35.

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        Catalogue of the Surgical Section of the United States Army Medical Museum. [bound with] Catalogue of the Medical Section [bound with] Catalogue of the Microscopical Section

      Washington: Government Printing Office. G : in Good condition. Cover rubbed with corner and outer joint wear. Text block firm. Some damp staining to fore edge from page 519 onwards with some impact on text mainly in the Microscopical section. 1866. First Edition. Half leather black board cover. 310mm x 230mm (12" x 9"). 664pp; 136pp; 161pp. Plates and line drawings. Catalogue of the Medical and the Microscopical sections published in 1867. Prepared under the Direction of the Surgeon General U.S. Army. .

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        An Appeal for the Horse

      Adelaide: David Gall, 1866. Small octavo, with six tinted lithographs of sketches by the author; fine in original purple cloth. 'to all animals by kindness and consideration...'. Scarce first edition: an unusually charismatic book promoting the natural rights of the horse in Australia. George Hamilton (1812-1883) was a pioneer grazier and amateur artist who later served as inspector of the South Australian mounted police. Hamilton arrived in Sydney in 1837 and overlanded sheep to rich pasture country in Victoria. He settled in South Australia in 1839 where he was an active participant in the local horse races, and a keen artist, exhibiting in Adelaide's first two art exhibitions. In 1864 the {i Adelaide Advertiser} praised his accurate renderings, proclaiming his equine sketches 'have no equals in the colony'. Some of Hamilton's work was used to illustrate famous inland exploration accounts published by John Eyre and George Grey. A very early South Australian lithographer, Hamilton owned a small press which he used to print his own work. In total Hamilton published three short booklets denouncing the poor treatment of horses in Australia. He was opposed to breaking in and other cruelties, contrasting conditions in Australia with the gentle treatment of horses in other cultures (notably Arabia). {i An Appeal for the Horse }was well received and was re-issued in Melbourne some years later.

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        Album of Miss Mary Matheson

      Hardcover. Good. C. 1870s. Southwestern Ontario. 30 cm. Some inspirational sketches and Christian sentiments. Decorative border sketch of birds. Sketches of Lake Simcoe and a house near Thornhill. Hand-written biblical verses. Includes handwritten poem "On God's Love." Note from friend Mattie written at Rose Cottage, 1866. Note from Aggie B. Young, Embro, 1870. Other friends also leave notes and lyrics - Pine Grove, Mapleton, Beachville, Stratford, London, 1860s-70s. Mother of pearl inlaid lacquered cover. 1/2 leather covering of spine missing. Spine is otherwise tight and firm. Chip in top of front cover, small chips in edge of paste-down endpapers. Fore-edge gilt. Alternating white and coloured paper. Blindstamped and printed decorative borders.

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        The works of Beaumont and Fletcher / with an introduction by George Darley WITH The dramatic works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar : With biographical and critical notices by Leigh Hunt - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      London : George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, [1866-1875] - Series; The old dramatists. Other names; Vanbrugh, John, Sir, 1664-1726. Wycherley, William, 1640-1716. Darley, George, 1795-1846. Notes; Added title-pages, engraved, with vignettes. Portraits. Text in columns and within borders. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with contrasting Morocco gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 6 Kg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Canadian Handbook and Tourist's Guide Giving a Description of Canadian Lake and River Scenery and Places of Historical Interest with the Best Spots for Fishing and Shooting

      M. Longmoor & Co, Montreal - 1866, 1st Edition. (Hardcover) Very good. 196pp. + [22]pp. (ads printed in blue and dated 1st May, 1866). Small octavo in original blindstamped brown cloth and yellow endpapers with 10 tipped in photos. The second edition has 2 fewer tipped-in photos. Scarce. Gernsheim 317; TPL 4536. All of the albumen images are by the Notman firm. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Felix Holt the Radical

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons 1866 - First edition, Carter's "A" binding. Three volumes. Half titles, 24 (4 + 20) pages of publisher advertisements at rear of volume III (not mentioned in Sadleir). Original publisher's cinnamon cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, covers in blind. An excellent set, spines lightly rubbed with minor wear, corners bumped, front hinge of volume I slightly cracked and secure. A very bright and completely unsophisticated set in the earliest publisher binding. Carter, Binding Variants pp 111-112; Parrish pp 20-21; Sadleir 814. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Felix Holt The Radical. By George Eliot.

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood And Sons, 1866. - 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., 303; 2 p.l., 290; 2 p.l., 28i3 + [24]ads. full calf, gilt backs & inside dentelles, by Riviere & Son, t.e.g., others untrimmed (joints worn, slight chipping to spines), original cinnamon cloth sides & spines bound in at end of each volume. First Edition. Sadleir 814. Parrish p. 20. NCBEL III 902. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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      Madrid; 1866 - Obra redactada por conocidos Escritores de Madrid de provincias y de America.Madrid Ronchi y/ rubio y cia 1866-67-70 7 tomos e 1 vol.Buen estado Enc. en holandesa de la época con nervios y dorados en el lomo. Huesca; 80 págs. + 1 mapa + 4 lit. Teruel; 95 págs. con ilustraciones + 5 lit. + 1 mapa. Zaragoza; 158 págs. con ilustraciones + 9 lit. + 1 mapa Caceres 64 págs.con ilustraciones + 3 lit.+1mapa Badajoz 63 págs. con ilustraciones+3 lit.+1 mapa. Albacete 64 págs. con ilustraciones+3 lit.+ 1 mapa Murcia con ilustraciones+4lit. + 1 mapa [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Annual Report of the Secretary of the Connecticut Board of Agriculture (1866-1922) [with] Annual Report of the Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station (1879-1896) [with] Annual Report of the Storrs School Agricultural Experimental Station, Storrs, Conn (1888-1896) [Forty-four Volumes].

      Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. / Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor: 1866-1922, Hartford - 8vo. Cloth. Illus. with b/w reproductions, drawings, photos, and figures. A nearly complete run from the first report of the Board in 1866 to 1922 (lacking 1907-11, 1914, 1918-1920). From 1879 to 1896, the Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station report, and from 1888 to 1896, the Storrs School report ,were bound together with the Board report (as well as issued separately). Overall thus 74 volumes in 44. An important record of agriculture, agricultural thought, agricultural practices, and agricultural influences in Connecticut from the close of the Civil War to the just after the First World War. Most copies very good. Ex-library, call numbers blacked out, bookplates on pastedowns and a few other small interior stamps. Spines sunned on some of the earlier volumes, occasional spotting to edges, faint dampstain to the edge of a few volumes, most notable towards the end of volume 2, scattered foxing, but nearly all volumes tight, clean and unmarked. A nice set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Good Gray Poet: A Vindication

      New York: Bunce & Huntington. 1866. First. First edition. 46pp. Removed. Lacks the original printed wrappers. Small stab holes near spine, else a very good copy. A scarce defense of Whitman published after Whitman was dismissed from the Indian Bureau of the Department of the Interior because of the scandalous sexual nature of Leaves of Grass. Risking his own government officer, O'Connor helped regain Whitman a government position, as well as used his influence to keep the Attorney General from prosecutiing Whitman for the book. Whitman lived with O'Connor's family for five months, and was an almost nightly dinner guest for the decade that followed. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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      - BECERRO. LIBRO FAMOSO DE LAS BEHETRIAS DE CASTILLA, que se custodia en la Real Chancillería de Vallodolid. Manuscrito del siglo XIV, en el cual se espresan detalladamente la naturaleza y origen de la nobleza de España, y se describe en todo su esplendor el feudalismo nacional en el último tercio de la Edad Media, mandado hacer por Don Pedro I de Castilla.- Santander, Imprenta de la Gaceta del Comercio, 1866; en folio plena piel, XXIV páginas, 240 folios, 8 hojas y una lámina plegada con el facsímil policromado de una de las hojas del códice. Palau nº 26242. Muy raro. El ejemplar tiene repetido el cuadernillo 45 (folios 177 a 180) sin que falte nada del texto. Afectado de humedad en la esquina superior externa desde el folio 210 al final, faltando algo de papel sin afectar al texto en algunas hojas.

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        The Christian Armour Written and Embellished by Eliza Craufurd Ball.

      New York: Charles Scribner & co.--124 Grand St. MDCCCLXVI [1866]. The Major & Knapp, Eng. Mf'g. & Lith. Co. 449 Broadway, N.Y. - Size of the binding: 8 1/2 inches x 11 in., chromolithographic title-page ("The Border represents the rich, antique, stained glass window of an old cathedral"), with plain paper guard; title-page explanatory note; Dedication page (to Henry R. Ball), with Forget-me-nots border; preface; St. Paul to the Ephesians explantory note page; chromolithographic page quotation: St. Paul Epistle to the Ephesians 6: 13-18; explanatory note to the frontispiece showing the various pieces of armor. A total of 15 chromolithographic plates with plain paper guards; explanatory texts. Printed on one side only of 31 sheets of thick paper. [1] Title-page; [2] Dedication page; [3] Ephesian quote; [4] Frontispiece showing armor; [5] Girdle; [6] Breastplate; [7] Sandals; [8] Shield; [9] Helmet; [10] Two-Edged Sword; [11] Mantle; [12] Banner; [13] New Garment; [14] Golden Halo; [15] Emblems. Dark green embossed leather over thick boards, with five raised bands on the spine, richly gilt design in compartments, recessed oval on the covers, with gilt and embossed designs, bevelled edges, inner gilt dentelles. The upper and lower outer hinges show rubbing, wear with the leather worn off of the four cover corners, light wear to cover edges, outer covers. This copy belonged to Cleveland, Ohio based book collector, William G. Mather (1857-1951), with his bookplate on the front marbled paste-down endpaper. "[-] Though not originally intended for publication, the partial, perhaps too partial, judgment and fond admiration of one now passed into a blissful eternity, at length imboldened the Author to offer it, as not unworthy a place amongst the many beautiful Gift Books of the Holyday season.[-]". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Keisogloff Rare Books, Inc.]
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        Sport and Sportsmen: a Book of Recollections

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1866. Octavo, frontispiece and illustrated title- page; a very good copy in contemporary half calf and marbled boards. First edition of a scarce collection of sporting memoirs, mainly set in England, Wales and the Scottish Highlands. However Stretton had been to the Victorian diggings in the 1850s, and his long final chapter gives a wonderful 60-page reminiscence of a kangaroo hunting expedition outside Melbourne with "King Tom" of the Yarra Yarra tribe in 1852. "Two Days with a Native Chief" is in fact quite a remarkable memoir for its period, showing considerable understanding not only of the skills of the Aboriginal people, but also some knowledge of and sympathy for the hardships endured by them throughout the period of white settlement. It is also a ripping yarn of exotic hunting. This title is not recorded by Ferguson, though he does note the same author's {i Memoirs of a chequered life }(London, 1862).

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      A. J. JOHNSON, New York 1866 - giant atlas folio, otoginal cloth 105 numbered pages of colored map plates, collated complete from the list (many double-page)+ Prussia (not numbered) interleaved with 136 pp. of text, with many additional illustrations (six handcolored). additional title page steel engraved plate (with tissue guard) depicting a group of Native Americans on a cliff overlooking a scenic view, The maps, plans and plates are numbered from 2 to 103 (number 1 is the additional title). The numbering is confusing: double-page sheets are given two numbers, occasionally more than one area or country is included on one double-page sheet. In addition there are occasional unnumbered map sheets. Publisher's dark green cloth boards with gilt us seal large device in front, black leather spine, gilt titles. Spine strained, and teared at edges, contents and maps in excellent state, except age toning and some very marginal foxing. marbled endpapers. This edition adds new and updated maps copyrighted by a. j. johnson to the older maps used in the colton's general atlas. The frontispiece illustration is the one of the Indians on a cliff that was used in earlier Colton atlases. A wealth of statistical and scientific information is provided, as is a chronological history of the"great rebellion", i.e. the Civil War. The text pages, illustrated with wood- engravings, contain brief sketches of the history, people, and natural history of the various regions and countries of the world. In addition there are a double-page comparative chart of mountains and rivers, a single-page diagram of time differences around the world , a new color double-page chart of national emblems (flags) and a page of engraved coats of arms of american states. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Map of the Public Surveys in California and Nevada

      New York 1866 - Joseph Wilson Map of the Public Surveys in California and Nevada New York: 1866 Hand-colored engraving, framed 46" x 41" (framed dimensions)

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        Elements of International Law. Eighth Edition.

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company 1866. - Tan cloth hardcover 6 x 9 1/2 inches, with red title label on spine, black lower label with edition and Dana also on spine. There is a bookbinder's stamp on the front pastedown stating rebound 1912. The cover is spotted and spine is darkened, but not much wear on spine ends, some moderate wear on corners and edges. Small law library stamp appears in three or four places, with a number on the Editor's Preface page, otherwise I see no writing; however there could be a margin mark or so. Text paper is aging a bit, but pliable, book tight, pages clean. This was carefully used, as I saw no creases, or tears, etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kate Keller]
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        Griffith Gaunt or JealousyIn Three Volumes

      London - Chapman and Hall 1866 - A smartly bound set of fictional works from prolific victorian writer, Charles Reade. First edition. With volumes two and three featuring the original half titles. Charles Reade was an English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth. Reade began his literary career as a dramatist, and he chose to have dramatist stand first in the list of his occupations on his tombstone. As an author, he always had an eye to stage effect in scene and situation as well as in dialogue. With English classical scholar, Benjamin Bickley Rogers, armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of every volume. Rogers translated all the plays of Aristophanes, reproducing the Greek metres in the English version. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in half calf bindings with marbled boards and gilt designs to the spines. Externally, generally smart, with some light shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean, aside from some instances of verylight foxing. Armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Naturalist in Vancouver Island and British Columbia. In two volumes.

      Richard Bentley, London 1866 - Two volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1866. First edition. xiv,[ii],358; vii,[iii],375,[1]pp. Frontispiece and title-page vignette to each volume, and a further nine plates. §The author was Naturalist to the British North American Boundary Commission. Original green cloth, gilt lettering and decoration with design of fishes to upper covers, edges untrimmed. Several very slight surface marks to spine of volume one. A very good, bright set surviving in unsually excellent condition in the original cloth. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ludwig XIV., frz. Louis XIV, Louis le Grand (Saint-Germain-en-Laye 05. 09. 1638 - 01. 09. 1715 Versailles). König von Frankreich und Navarra, genannt "der Sonnenkönig", frz. le Roi-Soleil. seit 1643. Szene in einem prunkvollen Saal mit Moliere, umgeben von Beratern und Dienern, "Louis XIV et Moliere".

      . Stahlstich v. Edouard Girandet n. J.L. Gerome b. Goupil & Cie.,, dat. 1866, 42,5 x 73,5. Er gilt als klassischer Vertreter des höfischen Absolutismus. Der Leitsatz des Absolutismus "L'Etat, c'est moi! - Der Staat bin ich!" wird ihm jedoch fälschlicherweise zugeschrieben. Er festigte die Macht der Krone durch den Ausbau der Verwaltung, durch die Bekämpfung der Opposition des Adels und durch die Förderung der französischen Wirtschaft. Die Hofkultur wurde ganz auf die Person des Herrschers zugeschnitten. Der König förderte Künste und Wissenschaften, was eine Blütezeit der französischen Kultur zur Folge hatte. Ludwig XIV. vertrat eine expansive und kriegerische Außenpolitik, so dass Frankreich unter seiner Regierung eine stark dominierende Stellung in Europa gewann. Mit zweiundsiebzig Jahren auf dem Thron war er das am längsten amtierende Staatsoberhaupt in der Geschichte Europas.

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        Felix Holt the Radical

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1866. 3 volumes, octavo. Original tan cloth, decoration to boards in blind, titles to spines gilt, yellow coated endpapers, all edges untrimmed. Small contemporary bookseller's labels to each front pastedown, tips of cloth just a trifle rubbed, spines minutely darkened, an excellent set. First edition. Carter's "A" binding, the earliest. The novel takes for its subject and milieu the upheavals of society at the time of the first Reform Act of 1832, a scene to which she would return in the opening of Middlemarch.

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        Rudiments of natural philosophy and astronomy: designed for the younger classes in academies. And for common schools. Volume I [all published].

      in the second year of Kei-ou [1866], Yedo [i.e. Tokyo] - 12mo, pp. viii, [9]-179; 94 woodcut diagrams and illustrations throughout illustrative of philosophical experiments; original cream printed wrappers, worn and soiled, but sound; worm-tracks neatly filled in 10 internal leaves with minor loss of letters (sense remains clear), as well as in wrappers (no loss). Olmsted was professor of natural philosophy and astronomy at Yale. Two parts were issued separately in the United States. I'm told only one part was ever issued in Japan. Not in OCLC. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The London Cabinet Makers' Union Book of Prices

      London: West-End Cabinet Makers' Society printer Richard F Benbow 1866 - 4th edition (first 1811). Good HB 11" x 8.5". In original, very worn, sueded tan leather boards with stamped decoration, rebacked with new matching leather spine. Spine has 5 raised bands and original black/gilt leather title panel. New endpapers. All edges marbled. Three volumes in one: 474pp plus 8 plates of patterns, 2 mounted on cloth; plus 53pp "Book of Prices for Work not provided in the Union Book" (2nd edition 1863) with 6 plates; plus 27pp "Book of Prices for the most improved Extensible Dining Tables" (1866) with 9 plates. Price-tables are all printed single-sided, and many are cloth-backed. Engraved frontis plate. Foxing to prelims only, contents clean & tight. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Fugitive General Presents His Memoir to a Confederate General, Who Then Adds his Marginalia

      Toronto, Canada 1866 - Signed Book. Presentation Copy of Early's A Memoir of the Last Year of the War for Independence. (Toronto: Lovell & Gibson, 1866). 144 pp., 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. Throughout, the recipient, Confederate General William Payne, adds his own notes and extensive comments detailing battles, disagreeing with Early's assessments, correcting dates, and commenting on Early's character. Confederate General Jubal A. Early presented this copy of his memoir to fellow Confederate General William H. Payne inscribed on the title page: "General Payne/With the compliments of J A Early/Toronto C. W./Jany 10th 1867." Payne's ownership note, "William H. Payne from Lt Gen Early. 1867" appears on the front pastedown.Most ironically, Payne disagrees with Early's conclusion and assessment of Robert E. Lee at war's end:"These people have always been eager to claim that Genl Lee foresaw &c , was preparing &c &c for our defeat & give up the game. I never believed it of him, & I know that he felt that there was always time enough to sue for terms-that it was better to spin it out gloriously to the last then fall one hour to soon - "one hour of freedom is worth a whole eternity of bondage." " (pp. 137-138).However, Payne is blind to the true nature of bondage in the South. Despite all their claims to independence and states' rights, the South was ultimately fighting their so-called "war of independence" to extend the slave system as a way of life. Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens admitted as much in March 1861:"The new Constitution has put at rest forever all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institutions-African slavery as it exists among us-the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution. .Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and moral condition."Other excerpts of Payne's extensive handwritten comments:"This was a very brilliant affair for our Cavalry. Some thought that more might have been made out of it. Questionable." (43)"Lees cavalry had not then reached the Valley & the criticism has no reference nor application to that division Page 78 B-76 B" (p. 75)"The skirmishing was incessant. I think I was under fire nearly every day for the month preceding battle of Winchester & confess I did not exactly understand it. It mystified me sometimes as much as the enemy. I often believed we were going to attack, when we were only bullying." ( p. 83)"This is true Early was badly slandered in this respect. I know personally, of my own observation, that he was entirely sober at Cedar Creek. I took a drink with him just as the attack on our left was made & I am strongly persuaded, it was his only drink that day." (p. 120)"The entire force was 650 of which 500 was Paynes Brigade, which alone was concerned in the attack. Its commander having taken the responsibility of making it after Genl Roper had proposed to abandon it. It was a complete success." (p. 127)Historical BackgroundFollowing the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, Early fled southwest to Texas in hopes of finding a Confederate force still in the field. Unsuccessful, he fled across the border into Mexico. From there he sailed to Cuba before settling in Toronto, Canada. He was officially pardoned in 1868 by President Andrew Johnson and returned to Virginia in 1869.William H. F. Payne enlisted as a private in the Confederate army shortly after the secession of his native Virginia and, by the end of the war, had risen to the rank of brigadier general.Jubal Anderson Early (1816-1894), graduated from West Point in 1837 and served briefly in the Second Seminole War (1835-1842) and the Mexican War (1846-1848) prior to the Civil War.At first against secessi. (See website for full description) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité des proprietés projectives des figures, ouvrage utile a ceux qui s'occupent des applications de la géometrie descriptive et d'opérations géometriques sur le terrain. Deuxième édition, revue, corrigée d'annotations nouvelles

      Gauthier-Villars, Paris 1866 - Second Edition. Full morocco. Two vols., 4to (275 × 225 mm), pp. xxxii, 428; viii, 452; 12 folding plates in the first volume, 6 folding plates in the second volume; a bright, clean, text, with only light spotting on a few pages; gilt edges; fine in gilt decorative panelled full morocco, inner gilt dentelles, gilt prize award to upper cover of first volume, 'Académie des Sciences. Prix Poncelet 1901. Mr Borel (Félix Edouard Justin Emile). Né le 7 janvier 1871 à Saint-Affrique (Aveyron).

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      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers,. 1866. Octavo, pp. [1] 2 [3-7] 8-107 [108: blank] [note first leaf lists 276 books in "Harper's Library of Select Novels," this being the last title listed], printed in double columns,. rebound without the original wrappers in plain maroon cloth.. Library label of the North Chelmsford Library Association affixed to. front paste-down, small label and pocket removed from rear endpapers,. small erasure to margin of title page (probably a library shelf. number), else no markings to text block, internally sound and quite. clean. Scarce. (#104452). First U.S. edition. Issued as volume 276 in Harper's Library of Select Novels. "This novel by Le Fanu satirizes the table-rapping and spiritualism that were so often staples in sensation fiction of the author's day. And it is interesting to note that Le Fanu, the great creator of Victorian horrors, was able to laugh at what is generally presented with considerable seriousness." - Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 2- 57. Sadleir 1369.

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        A stunning collection of eight Connecticut Civil War reunion medals and ribbons from the Grand Army of the Republic and the Seventh Connecticut Regiment

      Various, 1866-1914 The Grand Army of the Republic, or GAR, was an organization composed of Civil War veterans from the Union Army. It was founded in 1866 in Decatur, Illinois, and finally disbanded in 1959, when its last member died. The GAR turned into the first, and a powerful, political advocacy group in American politics. At its peak it had more than 490,000 members. The Seventh Connecticut Volunteer Infantry was first banded together in New Haven on September 13, 1861 and was finally mustered out in the same city on July 20, 1865. There was a 36.4% casualty rate in the unit, and it served in various conflicts throughout the war. 1) The original GAR medal, originally affixed to an American flag ribbon. Approximately 1.75? in diameter. Has a beautiful relief of veterans joining hands around a family with the dates ?1861? and ?1866? inscribed in it. Fine condition.2) The ?26th National G.A.R. Encampment? Ribbon for the ?Stanley Post / No.11 / New Britain / Conn.? chapter of the GAR. 2.5

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        Redburn: His First Voyage. Being the Sailor-boy Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son-of-Gentleman, in the Merchant Services

      Harper & Brothers. First edition.. Edges rubbed; erasure on the front paste-down; some light foxing; very good copy.. BAL 13660, so called second printing; Wright I, 1866; see Tanselle A Sample Bibliographical Description, with Commentary, pp. 1-30, for a discussion of the printing issues of Redburn. 12mo, original blind-stamped black cloth, gilt lettering. A saga of betrayal and disillusionment based on Melville's own early experiences in the South Seas. Bookplate of Estelle Doheny on the front paste-down. Contemporary inscription on the front free endpaper: ?Josiah O. Gregg / From his Aunt / Mrs. S. Greenleaf.? It is possible, but not probable that this is the celebrated Josiah Gregg of Santa Fe Trail fame, who at about the time Redburn was published was leading a grueling expedition in Northern California, where he died in February, 1850.

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        Maps Accompanying Report of the Commissioner of the General land Office Part 2

      Washington: GPO, 1866. folio. 23 lithographed folding maps, hand-colored in outline. Bound in publishers original green half morrocco gilt. Raised in five bands at the spine. The maps linen-backed (as issued). Dampstaining to boards and in papers and preliminary pages, some staining to a few maps. Good. Includes a large map showing the entire continental U. S., as well as maps of the following states and territories - some the first accurate mappings of the regions: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Dakota, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Kansas/Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico/Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington. See Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West, 5: pages 181-184 for a lengthy discussion of the importance of these maps. Phillips 1388.. Atlas Rare Map Americana american West. Book.

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        Icones Euphorbiarum ou figures de cent vingt-deux espèces du Genre Euphorbia, dessinées et gravées par Heyland, avec des considérations sur la classification et la distribution géographique des plantes de ce genre.

      - Paris, V. Masson et Fils, 1866. Large folio (430 x 348mm). pp. 24, with 122 lithographed plates after Heyland. Publisher's printed wrappers (spine splitting). First and only edition. Pierre Edmond Boissier (1810-1885) was a Swiss botanist and traveller. A beautifully illustrated work on Euphorbia. 'Contains a few South African Euphorbia' (Kerkham, Southern African Botanical Literature, 71). 2 plates with some paper damage at the inner margin, occasional foxing.Stafleu & Cowan 610. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      Imp. |& Lib. Francisque Guyon 1866 - - Imp. & Lib. Francisque Guyon, Saint-Brieuc 1866, 16,5x25cm, broché. - Edition originale hors commerce imprimée à petit nombre et dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Envoi de l'auteur. Dos factice habilement refait à l'identique des plats, petites déchirures angulaires et manques marginaux restaurés sur les plats, rares piqûres intérieures. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        How we spent the summer, or a, Voyage en zigzag in Switzerland and Tyrol with some members of the Alpine club: from the sketch book of one of the party.: Third edition re-drawn.

      Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer, London. 1866 - Famoso album impresso in litografia realizzato interamente con vignette commentate. L’itinerario nella parte italiana si snoda tra le più belle montagne del Tirolo e le Dolomiti venete. Disponibile altra copia con alcune fioriture, soprattutto alle prime carte per 350 Euro. Formato: [2] c., [1] c. geogr., 40 c. di tav., 36x27 cm, tela editoriale illustrata. Buono, ordinari segni d’uso e del tempo, allentato.

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        Blanchard's Map of Illinois and Parts of Adjacent States, Showing the Counties, Towns & Railroads

      1866 - This extremely rare pocket map was published in 1866 by Rufus Blanchard. Rufus Blanchard was one of the most well known map publishers in Chicago during the late nineteenth century. Blanchard was born in New England and his first job was a hunter & trapper in the Ohio wilderness. In 1849, Blanchard returned to New York and began his career in the map publication business with C. Morse, son of Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph. In 1854, he opened his map store in Chicago where he specialized in mapmaking, publishing as well as writing histories of Chicago, Cook County, and the Northwest Territories. Blanchard published the first of his many street guides in 1857 and continued to produce quality maps until his death in 1904. In 1867, Blanchard went into business with his 25 year old nephew, George F. Cram. The George F. Cram company is still a leader in the industry of maps and globes. This is a stunning, hand colored map of Illinois. It has 2 black & white illustrations of the Bald Eagle and the Chamber of Commerce building in Chicago. It also shows parts of Iowa and Missouri in great detail. It's in very good condition, with only one minor paper tear on the bottom border, as well as some minor paper loss in some of the folds.

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        Crónica de la Provincia de Avila. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Segovia. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Burgos. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Logroño. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Soria. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Santander

      Madrid, Rubio, Grilo y Vitturi, Editores, 1866 - 1870 (\"Crónica General de España\"). Seis tomos en un volúmen en folio; 64 pp. y 4 láminas + 95 pp. y 6 láminas + 112 pp. y 7 láminas + 63 pp. y 4 láminas + 80 pp. y 5 láminas + 126 pp. y 8 láminas. Las seis obras contienen además ilustraciones entre el texto. Encuadernación de época, en media piel fina.

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        The Rocky Mountains (Lander's Peak)

      Edward Bierstadt, New York 1866 - In 1859, Bierstadt joined an expedition to the West led by Colonel Frederick W. Lander. This work was painted four years later in New York as a tribute to Lander who died in 1862 after a distinguished military career. Bierstadt found it fitting to name the central summit in memory of his fallen friend. The painting was a huge success and was quickly bought by the English railroad magnate James McHenry for $25,000. Its beauty lies in Bierstadt's faithful delineation of the Shoshone Indian village encampment and carefully rendered foliage in the foreground with a middle distance featuring a reflective body of water and the exaggerated snow-capped peak in the background towering over the entire scene. It perfectly embodies the idea of Manifest Destiny and appealed to the imaginations of most Americans who had only read about our untamed frontier. The oil painting is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Due to its huge popular success, Bierstadt immediately asked James Smillie, America's premier engraver, to produce an engraving. However, it was not until December 1866, after three laborious years in the making, that this engraving was published. Nancy Anderson and Linda S. Ferber, Albert Bierstadt Art & Enterprise , pp. 272-273, number 77, illustrated figure 80. Steel engraving by James Smillie. Proof before title, signed by Bierstadt and Smillie. After the painting, completed in 1863. Fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Les réfractaires.

      A. Faure 1866 - - A. Faure, Paris 1866, 12x19cm, broché. - Edition originale. Bel et rare exemplaire, quasi exempt de rousseurs, et bien complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Book of Doctrine and Covenants of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Selected from The Revelations of God

      Published by Brigham Young, Liverpool 1866 - 336pp. Sextodecimo [15.5 cm] Full diced Russian calf with gilt border to boards and gilt bands and title on backstrip. Very good. Small stain that begins on the front board and continues through to the twentieth leave. Contemporary name in ink (Charles Hall) on the front free end sheet. There is a Charles Hall mentioned in Jensen's Biographical Encyclopedia. We believe that this is the same Charles Hall, but cannot state definitively. Other wise a nice clean copy of this uncommon printing Flake/Draper 2868. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, (1866). First Edition. Hardcover. A beautiful copy with the color boards bright and clean. Duodecimo (4-1/2" x 7") in original pictorial boards with a blue cloth spine; 120 pages with additional pages of ads at the beginning and end. "Splendidly Illustrated with 124 Wood-cuts." Contains a full 10 illustrated pages about baseball as well as a mention of tennis and much on cricket, rugby, etc.

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        The Play Ground; or, Out-Door Games for Boys. A Book of Healthy Recreations for Youth. Containing Upwards of A Hundred Amusements; and Full instructions in Archery, Cricket, Croquet and Base Ball

      Dick & Fitzgerald, New York 1866 - 120 pp. + 18 pp. ads at rear. Cloth backed color pictorial boards. Previous owners signature on front free endpaper. Contains directions, illustrations, and diagrams for a profusion of pastimes and sports, including baseball, football, climbing trees, marbles, croquet, snow-balls, Spanish fly, golf, skittles, etc. Moderate soiling and wear.

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        Croquet: Its Implements And Laws

      Horace Cox / "Field" office 1866 - A code of 12 numbered laws with lettered sub-clauses, which came to be called the 'Field code'. Paperback. 1st edition. 12mo. 16pp. diagrams and illustrations in-text throughout. Internally very good, clean and bright though top edge and edges of title page a little rubbed and browned. The whole volume has been folded vertically at some stage and retains a very loose crease throughout. In original printed green paper wraps. Publisher's adverts to inside front and inside rear and rear covers. A little rubbed and mildly chipped but overall very good. Spine edge repaired with gauze tape. [Drazin, A30(a)]

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        Croquet: The Laws and Regulations of the Game, with a Description of the Implements Etc. Tc

      London Jaques & Son 1866. G : in Good condition. Rebacked with with original cover laid on with later eps New Edition Green hardback cloth cover 210mm x 140mm (8" x 6"). 48pp. Illustrated with diagrams and engravings.

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