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        THE BRIDAL SOUVENIR.

      - Illuminated by Samuel Stanesby. Pp. [40], mounted sepia photographic frontispiece portrait with tissue guard, illuminated title page, the frontispiece and all text within different elaborately illuminated borders, heavily gilt, with numerous decorative initials; moire silk endpapers; f'cap. 4to; cream cloth over bevelled boards, elaborately decorated in gilt and turquoise with a design incorporating roses and other floral sprays, rings and hearts, the edges slightly soiled and a trifle rubbed; a.e.g.; upper hinge starting, neat inked inscription dated 1866 in the appropriate place on the presentation page, occasional faint foxing and soiling; Griffith and Farran, London, n.d.[1857]. First edition. *The frontispiece portrait is of The Crown Princess of Prussia. The binding is signed 'JL' [John Leighton] beneath the title on both boards, and the chromolithography is by Ashbee & Dangerfield. According to Ruari Maclean (Victorian Book Design, p. 100), Samuel Stanesby produced at least eleven illuminated books between 1857 and 1865. (The cover of The Bridal Souvenir is reproduced in black & white in McLean's Victorian Publishers Book-Bindings, p. 70). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE CAMPAIGNS OF THE FIRST MAINE AND FIRST DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CAVALRY

      Portland: Bailey & Noyes, 1866. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+ binding. Account by Chaplain Samuel Merrill, who was commissioned an officer in Company S, District of Columbia 1st Cavalry Regiment, which was made up primarily of men from Maine. In 1864 he was mustered out of that unit and mustered into Company S of the Maine 1st Cavalry Regiment. He was mustered out of the army in August of 1865 in Petersburg. The 1st Maine saw quite a lot of action in Virginia, and Nevins notes that "[w]ritten soon after the war, Merrill';s study is a reliable accounnt, particularly good for the 1864 operations in Virginia". This is a truly lovely copy in green cloth, with little wear. There are initials penned on the first blank page, and dated in the year of publication. (Nevins I, 130). Very Good+ binding.

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        THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCH-YARD ... New Edition

      London: Richard Bentley,. 1866. original decorated red cloth, front and rear panels elaborately stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, cream coated endpapers, all edges trimmed.. Owner's inked signature dated 1982 front paste-down and his bookplate. affixed to same, early owner's inked signature dated 1869 on front. free endpaper. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends with some shallow. loss, some light rubbingto edges of cloth, spine panel shows mild age-. darkening, a tight, very good plus copy with inner hinges intact and. clean text block. A nice copy of a book seldom found in decent. condition. (#105730). First printing of the first one-volume (and first illustrated) edition. This edition, published as number 14 of "Bentley's Favourite Novels," was considerably rewritten and enlarged. It contains 99 chapters as against 88 in the three-volume editions. THE HOUSE BY THE CHURCH-YARD is one of "four sensation novels [written by Le Fanu] that are the best of their kind ... . Aside from three interpolated tales treating the supernatural" [notably, "The Haunting of the Tiled House"] it "is devoted to mystery and to exposing dark crimes committed in the past" (Bleiler [ed], Supernatural Fiction Writers, p. 225). "The supernatural plays a minor but crucial role" (Barron [ed], Horror Literature 2-49). "There are connoisseurs of the ghostly who put it first among Le Fanu's works" (Tymn [ed], Horror Literature 2-61). Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 115. Ellis, Wilkie Collins, Le Fanu and Others, p. 158, etc. Sullivan, Elegant Nightmares, p. 36. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 261. Bleiler (1948), p. 177. Hubin (1994), p. 493. Sadleir 1379e. Wolff 4016c.

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        Collection of photographs, letters and press clippings, relating to American sculptor Solon Hannibal Borglum.

      Album, made of marbled paper by Danish bookbinder Niels Petersen (1866-1962) for his own possession. Copenhagen c. 1905. Folio. Contents: 1. Original photograph (Platinum Portarit by F.A. Rinehart, Omaha) of James Borglum (born in Denmark as Jens Møller). 2. Handwritten letter in Danish from James Borglum to Niels Petersen (6 pages), dated Omaha Jan. 31rd 1905. 3. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Bronzes, Marbles and Other Sculpture by Solon H. Borglum. Frederick Keppel, New York c. 1905. 12mo. With illustrations. 4. Original portrait photograph of Solon Borglum, c. 1905. 6.-11. 6 original photographs, showing sculptures and monuments by Solon Borglum; 5 of the photographs signed in hand by the artist. 12, January 1905 issue of the Norden Magazine (published in Danish in Racine, Wisconsin), including an article on Gutzon and Solon Borglum (by Niels Petersen). Spine of album somewhat worn; the contents, however, are well-preserved. Enclosed: 7 early 20th century newspaper clippings (6 of Danish, 1 of U.S. origin) on Solon Borglum.. Unique collection of Americana compiled by the Danish bookbinder Niels Petersen (1866-1962), who was cousin to James Borglum/Jens Møller (1839-1909). The latter came from the same part of Northern Jutland in Denmark as NP - the area from where James Borglum took his American name (Borglum/Børglum). The material in the album has been sent by James Borglum to NP in appreciation of his article on his sculptor sons in the Danish-American magazine Norden, January 1905) as stated in the long letter included in the collection. In his long letter, Jens Møller alias James Borglum describes the artistic achievements of both his sons, though focusing on Solon. ** Solon Hannibal Borglum (1868-1922) was considered as one of the most talented American sculptors of his generation, though he later has been somewhat overshadowed by his brother Gutzon, thanks to his worldfamous monument of the four presidents at Mount Rushmore. Solon Borglum's reputation rested not least on his depiction of frontier life, especially cowboys and native Americans. His sculptures could resemble the paintings of his contemporary Frederic Remington

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        Elements of International Law, 8th Edition

      1866. Wheaton, Henry [1785-1848]. Dana, Richard Henry [1815-1882], Editor. Elements of International Law. Edited, with Notes. Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1866. xlvii, 749 pp. Octavo (9" x 6"). Recent period-style quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Toning to text, internally clean. A handsome copy. * "Eighth, and best, edition. On his own merits Wheaton is clearly entitled to rank among the classics. Like Grotius, he embodied a happy combination of profound scholarship with a wide experience of diplomatic and public life, and his work further resembles that of Grotius in that it cannot be classified under the conventional labels of any doctrinal system. His insistence upon the fundamental principles of natural law is balanced by his analysis of practice as an immediate source of positive law.": H.A. Smith, Law Quarterly Review 307-308 cited in Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 584.

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        The Divine Service of American Israelites for the New Year

      Cincinnati: Bloch & Co, 1866. Brown cloth w/blind stamp covers & gilt lettering on spine, 212 pgs w/yellow endpapers. Clean Sound Volume w/wear on to cloth on edges, Clean pages (1 has small smudge) >No names or foxing. Contains Hebrew + German + English text.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        History of the Counties of Ayr and Wigton - 3 volumes in 5 parts: Kyle, Carrick and Cuninghame

      Edinburgh: James Stillie, 1863-1866. - Original 3 volumes bound into 5 parts with the 1871 addendum bound into Kyle Part II. Volume I (Kyle) Part I, ccxviii (includes 208pp Historical Sketch), pp 1-300; Part II, pp 301-778 plus 19pp addendum dated 1871 plus index. Volume II (Carrick) xiv, 482pp plus index. Volume III (Cuninghame) Part I, vii, pp 1-288; Part II, vi, pp 289-612 plus index. Patterned cloth with paper spine labels. Fraying at spine ends, corners worn through, labels rubbed and browned. Most hinges reglued and sound, bindings are sound. There is a small water stain top corner of Vol. III, Part II, otherwise contents are clean and unmarked, pages lightly browned. All volumes have bookplates of The Connecticut Historical Society with the notation that the set was donated by noted New England historian and genealogist Homer W. Brainard. Very scarce in the full set. This one is clean, sound, complete. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pentland Rising:

      Andrew Elliot 1866 - First edition. 6 1/2" x 4 1/2". Original stitched green wrappers titled in black. Very good (light creasing to the uppermost edge of wrappers; light signs of handling). 22 pages (including the wrappers). Enclosed in a full brown morocco slipcase. The Pentland Rising - published when he was only sixteen years old. Small old owner's name label at bottom edge rear cover (Jesse Jaggard). Beinecke #1. Scarce [Attributes: First Edition; Soft 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 Intrest with the Best Spots for Fishing and Shooting

      M. Longmoore & Co, Montreal 1866 - 196 p., several pages of ads at back. 10 albumen plates. Original black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Spine at head and foot have been expertly repaired. Some light spotting to plates but overall a very clean and tight copy. Plate titled, "Calm on the Saguenay", trimmed about 2 cm from fore edge, not affecting albumen image or writing. A very nice copy. First edition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland. With Descriptive And Historical Letterpress. Edited By The Rev. F. O. Morris, B.A. - 6 volume set .

      London, Edinburgh and Dublin: William MacKenzie, 69 Ludgate Hill, [ no date - 1866 - 1880 ?] .. Red morocco over bevelled boards, with a bright gilt central image of Windsor Castle, andelaborate gilt border to both the front and rear covers. Spines with 5 raised bands, simple gilt decorated compartments, gilt titles, and volume numbers. Hinges and tails of spines carefully strengthened. Spines a little dulled. All page edges bright gilt. Bright inner gilt dentelles. Original yellow endpapers, slightly soiled, with some light spotting to preliminaries and extremities. Each volume has a coloured frontispiece, a coloured title leaf with a coloured vignette illustration, a printed title page and a further 38 full-page coloured plates, (each with a tissue guard) - making 240 illustrations in all.Six-volume sets such as this are the norm in which this publication is normally found, although it should be noted for the record, that a smaller number of copies were also printed of a seventh volume, containing nothing except the facsimile autograph signatures of those who had subscribed towards the cost of the publication. 4to. 11.00" x 9.00" x 1.25". Vol.1 pp.4/pp.90/[2pp.] ; Vol. 2 pp.4/pp.80 ; Vol. 3 pp.4/pp.80 ; Vol.4 pp.4/pp.82 ; Vol.5 pp.4/pp.80 ; Vol.6 pp.4/pp.88 (including index). A very good set in an excellent full leather binding. ** Published originally in parts by Longman, then by D. Banks in Leeds, but ultimately was sold as a subscription work in six volumes in 1880 by William Mackenzie, according to M. C. F. Morris: 'Benjamin Fawcett: colour printer and engraver.' Oxford, 1925, p. 62.***"The straightforward but thoroughly attractive plates were drawn by Alexander Francis Lydon (1836-1917) and printed from coloured woodblocks by the Baxter process by Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893) of Driffield, Yorkshire. The brisk but informative text was prepared by Rev. F. O. Morris (1810-1893), Fawcett's friend and neighbour and collaborator on many color-illustrated works of natural history. The many plates in this set are notable for their precise printing and rich coloring; each plate was printed in an average of eight colours. Ruari McLean states that in this work "the best [plates] are of great charm and beauty; and the color printing is, as usual, superb." Friedman in 'Colour printing in England, 1486-1870' remarks that of Fawcett's colouring: "...his ink tones are so subtle and transparent that they have the appearance of watercolour..." Fawcett's transparent colours were especially suited to Lydon's crisply-drawn renderings of immaculately tidy grounds bathed in sunlight and with gardens abloom."**** Benjamin Fawcett (December 1808 - January 1893) was one of the finest of English nineteenth century woodblock colour printers. The son of a ship's master, he was apprenticed at age 14 for seven years to William Forth, a Bridlington bookseller and printer. In 1831 he started his own business in Middle Street, Driffield, as music seller, bookbinder and printer, bookseller and stationer... Hand-coloured wood engraving started with an accurate painting of the subject. This picture was then carved on a wooden block, standing proud in order to pick up the ink. The block was then placed in a printing press to give a black-and-white print, which was then hand-coloured. The wooden print blocks were carved with great attention detail. Pear and boxwood were sufficiently hard and fine-grained, making them durable and capable of showing fine detail. Most of the joint works of Fawcett and Lydon were published by Groombridge, of London. Fellow engraver, W.D. Ridley wrote: "Benjamin Fawcett was undoubtedly a born genius in the best sense of the word; for in a remote country town in the early days of railway facilities, when it must have been difficult to buy high-grade colour inks, he brushed all difficulties aside, purchased his own boxwood shipped direct from Turkey, matured it, sawed it in slices, surfaced it accurately, drew the whole of his work, upon these blocks himself." - See Wikipedia .

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        A Yankee in Canada

      Ticknor & Fields, Boston 1866 - Rebound in plain brown buckram with gilt titles on spine. Endpapers renewed. Ink writing on opening page of "Prayers" which was actually written by Emerson. This book contains Thoreau's famous essay on Civil Disobedience. Good clean copy of an important book. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        WILLOW PARK WATER CURE, And HYGIENIC INSTITUTE. [Drop title]

      [Westboro, Mass.]:. [1866].. Oblong format: 9-3/4" x 15". 1st printing. With a 14 line ALs by Hero to the recto, dated July 26th, 1867. One sheet, printed recto only. Horizontal chain lines.. Vertical & horizontal fold-lines. Fold-lines starting to split [~ 1. cm] at edges & center. Short tear in margin. Withal, a VG copy.. On March 1st 1853, Hero established the Willow Park Water Cure, with himself as proprietor and attending physician, for the treatment of chronic diseases through the 'water cure'. Treatments of Swedish movements, light gymnastics, Turkish baths, & Inhalations were also employed, to considerable success. Though this success did not come without a personal price... as Hero writes in this circular "Friends, it is no small matter, to be thirteen years, day and night, surrounded by sick, nervous, irritable people, demanding our care and sympathies." Hero seeks a change, and it is to this latter Hero addresses himself in this circular's holograph letter: "I intend to convert / my Institution into a School / for young Ladies ..." Later in the year, Dr. Hero did found the Willow Park Seminary for young women "where the Physical as well as the Intellectual facilities [were] faithfully and equally attended to." OCLC does not record this particular broadside, though 2 others are found, each in one copy only. Rare. . Wood engraved vignette of the institute's grounds & building, by Prentiss.

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        Voyages en Provence et autres fantaisies:le tout fidèlement extrait et traduit des Mémoires inédits du Dr Eric Olimbarius de l'Université d'Upsal

      Typographie Marius Olive. rue Paradis,68, 1866. Relié reliure Chambolle-DURU Rouge. excellent etat. Ex-Libris de Amédée de Crozet. le même texte (44 pages) imprimé sous 3 papiers différents (dont un entièrement jaune). un texte plaisant et original sur la Haute-Provence

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        Projet de monument commémoratif à élever en Égypte à l'entrée du Canal de l'Isthme de Suez

      Bruxelles: J. Rozez & Paris: C. Borrani, 1866 First edition, folio (535 x 352mm.) (1f) - Half-title - Title Page - (3p) - 8 leaves of inscriptions, 6 wood-engraved plates. COMPLETE. Original orange boards, upper cover lettered in gilt, neatly rebacked with red cloth. Some light foxing to a few pages, otherwise in very good condition. Catalogue Note: A description of the monument which Glavany proposed should be erected at the entrance to the Suez canal honouring those involved in the project. The inscription to be engraved on the sides of the monument was to be in eight languages: Egyptian hieroglyphics, Hebrew, Greek, Assyrian cuneiform, Turkish, Latin, Arabic and French. These are reproduced, the hieroglyphics being a coloured lithograph. // Atabey 505; Hilmy I, p.263; not in Blackmer. VERY RARE. WorldCat list only 2 copies (National Art Library, The British Library). Photos available upon request.

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        Forty-three Days In An Open Boat [In: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 34, No. 199, December, 1866]

      New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good. 1866. First Edition. Periodical. A handsome copy of Harper's New Monthly Magazine (Vol. 34, No. 199, December, 1866) ; containing Mark Twain's "Forty-Three Days in an Open Boat". Original wraps in still Very Good condition with light scattered foxing and little chipping. Scarce ; Forty-Three Days In An Open Boat was Twain's first appearance in a national publication and given the lack of visibility at the time, attributed to "Mark Swain" .

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        Cooper's North America: British Provinces, Mexico, Central America, W. India Is.&c. Exhibiting the Railroads with their Distances, single and double tracks & width of Guage. The Time Compared with Noon at Washington & Greenwich_The Longest Day for Different Latitudes & the Recent Arctic discoveries of Franklin, Kane, McClintock & others

      New York: Cooper, 1866. unbound. very good. Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 30" x 41.25". Beautiful and very rare map of the Continental United States, Mexico and Central America. In great detail, showing railroads, time change comparisons and geographical features. Insets include the North Pole, the Railroads of New England and Eastern New York, and the Railroads from the Middle Atlantic Ports to the Mississippi River. The map and its information continue to edges of page, there is no border. All maps created by J.H. Goldthwait, an American engraver of 100 Nassau Street in New York. On the back is a plan of Boston (29.25" x 22.5"), printed 1866 by the United States Map, Chart, Portrait & Print Manufactory of 141 Fulton & 20 Ann Street New York. Seemingly unrelated, these two maps are printed back to back, but the faint presence of a list pertaining to extent and population in the margins of the verso suggests this page was used as a blotter. Map has been professionally cleaned and restored. Overall wear, minor creases and scattered smudges. Chip to upper left corner. Several tears around edges have all been professionally repaired. Staining to lower right corner.

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        The Oberland and its Glaciers: Explored and Illustrated with Ice-Axe and Camera

      London: Alfred W. Bennett, 1866. Hardcover. Good. Original gilt-decorated cloth depicting a camera and climbing tools on the front board. Illustrated with 28 original albumen photographs by noted Alpine photographer Ernest Edwards as well as a two-page map of the Oberland. Rebacked, with 2/3 of the original spine laid down. There is an old dampstain throughout the book, affecting most pages only at the top gutter and not touching the text, largest at the first and last dozen or so pages. Nowhere does it affect any of the photographs. A Good or better copy, the images sharp and clear. George was one of the leading climbers of his day and Editor of the Alpine Journal. Some of his climbs are described in the book, which is also prized for its illustrations. Edwards was considered one of the best early Alpine photographers (Neate G13). A seven-page chapter titled "Notes by the Photographer" describes the difficulty of making wet-collodion photographs under field conditions.

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        Doctor Thorne

      London: Chapman and Hall , 1866. Scarce Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good + copy of the scarce fourth edition of this classic Trollope novel in the Publisher's original tan boards with the front board lettered, decorated, and blocked in black and red and the spine lettered in black and decorated in black and in red, not mentioned in Sadleir (spine darkened with some chipping at the tail). The first two editions of the book (each published in the three-volume format) were printed in surprisingly small numbers, with both editions together numbering to about 1,000 copies, and we rarely see either the third or the fourth edition in original cloth as offered here. In spite of the paucity of early editions of the work, Trollope states that this novel produced more profit to him in his lifetime than did any of his other works. The novel centers on young Frank Gresham, heir to the remnants of a once-fine English Estate and once-fine fortune that his father had wasted under the influence of Frank's aristocratic mother, and on the young Mary Thorne whose origins and history are known only to her uncle, the good Doctor Thorne. Of this novel, Hugh Walpole stated "There are fire-and-thunder Trollopians who will die for DOCTOR THORNE. By not a few it is considered the best Trollope of them all." A Very Good + copy of this scarce early edition of one of Trollope's best works. SCARCE.

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        The Christian armour / written and embellished by Eliza Craufurd Ball. [ Bible. N.T. Ephesians. ]

      New York. : Charles Scribner & Co., 124 Grand St., 1866. 1st Edition. Physical desc.: 30 leaves, printed on the recto only : ill ; 28cm. Notes: Entirely chromolithographed by Major & Knapp. Text founded on St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians VI, 13-18. Subject: Christian art and symbolism. Related item: Referenced by: Bennett, W. Amer. color plate books, p. 8. Language: English. Good to very good copy in the original, elaborately gilt and blind-tooled calf over bevelled, moulded boards. Professionally re-cased with the original spine laid back; very impressively finished. Remains an uncommonly good example of a now uncommon plate book; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        [GOAN IMPRINT]. Narracao da Inquisicao de Goa escripta em francez por Mr. Dellon vertida em portuguez e accrescentada com varias memorias, notas, documentos, e um appendice, contendo a noticia que da mesma Inquisicao deu o inglez Caludio Buchanan por Miguel Vicente d'Abreu. [The History of The Inquisition as it is Exercised at Goa]

      Nova-Goa: Imprensa Nacional, 1866 Book. Very Good. Leather Bound. First Portuguese Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Nova-Goa: Imprensa Nacional, 1866. First Portuguese Edition. Small Octavo. x, 309 pp. Handsome period dark brown gilt tooled treed full sheep Goan binding. A very good copy. Extremely rare first Portuguese edition printed in Goa with only a microform copy found in Worldcat. Charles Dellon (1649?-1709) was a French Catholic physician and traveller to the East Indies. In 1673 he started a private medical practice in Damao, at that time a Portuguese colony. "Six months later, early in 1674, he was arrested by the Inquisition and taken to Goa, where he was imprisoned for two years. He was then shipped to Lisbon, but released in the following year on condition that he should return immediately to France" (Howgego D31)..

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        The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, Also Explorations of the Nile Sources

      Macmillan, London 1866 - 2 Volumes. Complete with 2 maps, one folding. 2 frontispieces and all plates. Half calf binding, gilt decorated spine, marbled page edges and endpapers. Neat gilt library stamp to front board. A handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CINCINNATI & SONORA MINING ASSOCIATION. GEOLOGICAL REPORT AND MAP OF THE SAN JUAN DEL RIO RANCHE, IN SONORA, MEXICO. ALSO REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE, STATISTICS OF SILVER MINING, TRANSCRIPT OF TITLE, &c

      Cincinnati: Wrightson & Co., 1866.. 86pp. plus two folding maps. Presentation binding of dark blue morocco with red blue inlays, boards paneled and tooled in gilt, spine gilt, gilt inner dentelles, a.e.g. Boards scuffed and bowed, front joint weak. Internally very clean and very good. A presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Senor M. Romero. Minister of the Mexican Republic. Washington DC. With the compliments of the Cincinnati & Sonora Land and Mining Association, Sept. 14, 1866." Cherry was a mining engineer who produced several reports on mineral deposits in various areas of the United States, and who authored other works for the Cincinnati and Sonora Mining Association (see Sabin, Howes, and the Streeter sale, all of whom list other works, but not the present title). Cherry's report is illustrative of a post-Civil War boomlet of interest in the mineral wealth of the Sonora region of northern Mexico (doubtless aided by a rumor that the United States might annex it). Cherry writes glowingly of the potential mineral wealth of the area while downplaying the threat from hostile Apaches, objections from the Mexican government, and a shortage of labor. The geological report is quite thorough, and the maps show a portion of "Cherry's Traveling Military Map of Sonora" and the Ranche San Juan del Rio. OCLC locates ten copies. Scarce. OCLC 3502151.

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        Canadian Scenery: District of Gaspe… Beautifully illustrated with tinted lithographs, from photographs by the author

      Montreal: John Lovell, 1866. Small folio. (13 1/8 x 10 inches). Lithographed map of the district by Roberts & Reinhold after P. Murison, 20 tinted lithographed views on 19 leaves by Roberts & Reinhold after photographs by the author, 18 of the plates oval within black-line oblong borders with decorative corner-pieces printed in light brown. Publisher's green bubble-grain cloth, covers with decorative borders blocked in blind, with gilt lettering at the centre of the upper cover, slight wear to base of spine. A very fine copy of this rare work on the District of Gaspe on the eastern seaboard of Canada, bordered to the north by the St.Lawrence The introductory text is particularly interesting and the author writes with an unusual lack of formality and does not hold back from expressing his views. These are definitely partisan and aimed mainly at extolling the possible economic virtues of the area, mainly it seems to persuade the "Intercolonial Railroad" to complete the extension of the line through the district TPL 4532

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        FUEROS, OBSERVANCIAS Y ACTOS DE CORTE DEL REINO DE ARAGON.TOMO I.

      Est. Tip. de Francisco Castro y Bosque., Zaragoza. 1866 - Enc. Pergamino estampado. Solo tomo I (de 2). LIBRO EN ESPANOL

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        MEMOIR UPON THE LATE WAR IN NORTH AMERICA BETWEEN THE FRENCH AND ENGLISH 1755-1760 FOLLOWED BY OBSERVATIONS UPON THE THEATRE OF ACTUAL WAR AND BY NEW DETAILS CONCERNING THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE INDIANS; WITH TOPOGRAPHICAL MAPS [CT IN 2 VOLS]

      Roxbury, Mass: For W. Elliot Woodward,. Fair with no dust jacket. 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Canada; AMERICANA; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Memoir upon the late war in north america between the french and english 1755-1760 followed by observations upon the theatre of actual war and by new details concerning the manners and customs of the indians; with topographical maps [ct in 2 vols]. Limited edition of 200. 3/4 brown calf leather over marbled boards. Spines worn, covers detached, partially disbound. Title page printed in red and black. Text block appears complete. Sabin 64708. "POUCHOT. Memoir upon the Late War in North America, between the French and English, 1755--60; Followed by Observations upon the Theatre of Actual War, and by New Details concerning the Manners and Customs of the Indians; with Topographical Maps. By M. ---Pouchot. ...Translated and Edited by F. B. Hough. With Additional Notes and Illustrations. ... Printed for W. Elliot Woodward, Roxbury, Mass. [by Joel Munsell, Albany. ] 1866. 2 vols. , rl. 8vo, pp. Iv, 268; 283. 21 Maps and Plates. A. , B. 646708" in command at Forts Niagara & Levis, came over with Montcalm. Gives fine detailed account of Indian warfare & Canadian topography. He speaks of seeing oil springs in northwestern Pennsylvania, which has been called the first mention in a book (first edition, Yverdon, 1781) of that oil field. Edition two hundred copies, of which fifty were in 4to, and seven on Whatman’s drawing paper." Ex Long Island Historical Society. Markings consist of two stamps in each volume. Text is clean and bright. Contents generally Good. Foldout tissue map with separated crease.. .

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        TRIAL OF REV. HORACE JAMES, BEFORE A SPECIAL MILITARY COMMISSION, CONVENED BY DIRECTION OF ANDREW JOHNSON, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, IN SEPTEMBER, 1866 [caption title]

      [Washington. 1866].. 29pp. Stitched as issued. Very minor wear or soiling. Very good plus. Transcript of the trial of Reverend Horace James, chaplain of the 25th Massachusetts Volunteers during the Civil War, who was appointed head of the Freedmen's Bureau in North Carolina during Reconstruction. James was accused of misusing his office for personal gain by employing freedmen on a plantation he had purchased as a private citizen; he was also accused of ordering the death of one of the freedmen in his employ. The witnesses, including former slaves employed by James, testified that he had in fact treated the workers well - many of them refused to return to their former masters and would otherwise have remained idle. Testimony also established James' innocence in the shooting of Alsbury Keel, a freedman who was caught stealing from James' storehouse and then sentenced to "a few days in farm ditching under guard of and in company with another colored laborer named John Izzy." Izzy, who testifies herein, was given a gun, but only for show. Keel ran away and was shot and killed, unbeknownst to James, by a superintendent. In his self defense James asserts his right to run a plantation as a private citizen to support his family, and claims that he was contributing to economic recovery by hiring former slaves who refused to return to their plantations. His arguments were convincing enough to bring about acquittal on all charges. Behind this and similar trials was Andrew Johnson's severe distaste for the Freedmen's Bureau, which extended to trying to discredit and destroy the institution. The testimony contains highly descriptive details of working conditions for freedmen. Scarce, with only three copies listed in OCLC.

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        MAP OF LONG ISLAND, AND THE SOUTHERN PART OF CONNECTICUT

      New York: Colton & Co., 1866.. Folding pocket map, 22 x 49 1/2 inches, with full period color. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth boards, stamped in blind and gilt. Advertisement for Colton & Co. laid down inside front cover. Very good. A detailed, large-scale map of Long Island contemporary with the close of the Civil War, with an untitled inset of New York Harbor. Most noticeable is the almost entirely rural character of the island. Just one railroad runs its entire length, from Hunter's Point to Greenpoint on the northern peninsula. There is little development as of yet in Queens. Rumsey (5073) lists only an 1863 edition, published by J.H. Colton. Not in Phillips MAPS.

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        La Sainte Bible Selon la Vulgate. In two volumes

      Tours - Alfred Mame et Fils, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of this French Vulgate translation of the bible, beautifully illustrated with plates by Gustave Dor. Traduction Nouvelle. 'Avec les dessins de Gustave Dor'. Both volumes feature illustrated frontispieces. Contains 230 plates. In French. Complete in two volumes. Paul Gustave Dor (January 6 1832 January 23 1883) was a French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor. Dor worked primarily with wood engraving and steel engraving. In 1853, he was asked to illustrate the works of Lord Byron. This commission was followed by additional work for British publishers, including a new illustrated English Bible. In 1856 he produced twelve folio-size illustrations of The Legend of The Wandering Jew for a short poem which Pierre-Jean de Ranger had derived from a novel of Eugne Sue of 1845. In the 1860s he illustrated a French edition of Cervantes's Don Quixote, and his depictions of the knight and his squire, Sancho Panza, have become so famous that they have influenced subsequent readers, artists, and stage and film directors' ideas of the physical 'look' of the two characters. Dor also illustrated an oversized edition of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven, an endeavor that earned him 30,000 francs from publisher Harper & Brothers in 1883. His later work included illustrations for new editions of Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Milton's Paradise Lost, Tennyson's The Idylls of the King, The Works of Thomas Hood, and The Divine Comedy. Condition: In full morocco bindings. Externally, worn and darkened. A third of the backstrip of volume II is missing. Two hinges failed,one hinge weak and one hinge slightly strained. Internally, firmly bound. Foxing to the first and last few pages but otherwise generally clean with some scattered light foxing. Overall: FAIR..

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        La Sainte Bible Selon La Vulgate

      Tours - Alfred Mame et Fils, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A relatively scarce edition of La Sainte Bible Selon La Vulgate avec les dessins de Gustave Dor with118 plates to volume oneand 110 plates to volume two and decorative pieces throughout. [counted, frontispiece absent to volume two, otherwise complete]The in two volumes complete. In French. The Holy Bible in a new translation according to the Vulgate. With the text arrangedin twocolumns. The Vulgate is a late 4th-century Latin translation of the Bible. It was largely the work of St. Jerome, who was commissioned by Pope Damasus I in 382 to make a revision of the old Latin translations. By the 13th century this revision had come to be called the versio vulgata, that is, the 'commonly used translation', and ultimately it became the definitive and officially promulgated Latin version of the Bible in the Roman Catholic Church. Its widespread adoption led to the eclipse of earlier Latin translations, which are collectively referred to as the Vetus Latina. Paul Gustave Dor (1832- 1883) was a French artist, engraver, illustrator and sculptor. Dor worked primarily with wood engraving and steel engraving. Condition: In morocco bindings. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, loss to head and tail of spines, rubbing and marks, three joints starting, rear to volume two cracked. Hinges strained to volume one, failed to volume twowithboardsdetached from text block. Backstrip to volume two lifting. Internally, text blocks firmly bound. Bright but with occasional scattered foxing and handling marks. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        CLERGYMEN OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND

      1866. London: Chapman and Hall, 1866. 24 pp ads dated March 30, 1866. Original red cloth, beveled edges. First Edition. This Trollope title was published by Chapman & Hall in the same vein (and binding) as HUNTING SKETCHES (1865) and TRAVELLING SKETCHES (earlier in 1866) -- but is considerably scarcer than either; all three titles consist of sketches Trollope wrote for the Pall Mall Gazette. The plan had been to give this book a similar title -- CLERICAL SKETCHES -- and this book is so listed on p. 8 of the ad catalogue.~This is a good-plus copy (general cover soil, some edge-wear at the spine ends and at one point of the rear joint). This is the first copy in original cloth we have ever offered. Sadleir (Trollope) 24.

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        THE PARABLES OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST

      Boston: Roberts Bros., 1866.  First US edition, 25 x 19.5cm [4to], bound in dark green morocco w/embossed decorations to covers & spine, gilt title to spine w/5 raised bands, bevelled edges, decorative gilt dentelles, a.e.g., marbled ep.s, [i-xii], 1-48 + [1-48 blank versos] + [1-40 plates], [1-2 publ. adverts] red-ruled cardstock pp., w/20 wood engravings by the Dalziels after Millais.  Printed at the Camden Press, London.  Binding Good (expertly rebacked w/original spine laid down & new head-&-tail bands, extremities moderately rubbed, corner-tips sl. bumped, & minor chipping to fore-edges of ep.s); contents Very Good (some rubbing to gilt edges, & a couple of corners mended).

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        Felix Holt. The Radical

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1866., 1866. 3 volumes, all First Editions; 8vo.; pp. 304, 290, 284. An elegant set bound by Wood of London, c.1900 in half green crushed morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spines evenly faded to brown, cloth boards with gilt rule, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. A little foxing to first and last leaves else fine.

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        FELIX HOLT

      1866. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. 2 pp preliminary ads plus 8 pp terminal ads, all undated. Original tan wrappers lettered in black. First American Edition, issued as No. 274 in Harper's "Library of Select Novels." This novel must certainly be considered the author's least memorable. The three-volume English edition, published the same year, is one of the most common of all "three-deckers" because the publisher produced so many copies; the American edition, on the other hand, is rather scarce in the original wrappers.~Although the ads bear no dates, the rear wrapper is dated August 1866, and in the final leaf listing books in this series, this is the last title listed with a price. In other words, we believe this to be the first issue. (Harper also issued a duodecimo edition in cloth dated the same year, but it is considered to be later.) This copy is in very good condition, with minor wear at the wrapper edges (though unusually, most of the spine is present). Baker & Ross A8.3; see Sadleir 814 and Wolff 2058.

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        Lappland, dess Natur och Folk

      Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt [text], A. Lundquist [plates] for C. E. Fritz (Eklund & Giron), [1866]. Oblong folio (326 x 450 mm). [2 leaves], 62 pp. 21 chromolithographic or tinted lithographic (5) plates by Abraham Lundquist, printed on thick paper and mounted on card with printed captions; wood-engraved illustrations in text. (Without the map). Text stab-stitched, plates loose as issued, in original green pebble-grained cloth gilt portfolio, sides with blind-stamped ornamental borders, front cover with gold-stamped title and large gold-blocked vignette of a reindeer pulling a man in a sleigh (ties and endpapers renewed). First edition of an account of travels made through Lapland in 1850-62 by the author, a naval officer who had been commissioned by Charles XV to carry out astronomical surveying, illustrated with marvelous chromolithographic views. Lundquist's lithographs, characterized by a masterful and restrained use of color, capture the feel of the wild Lapp landscape with its variegated sky and vast mountainous expanses; the tinted views convey the special monochromatic beauties of the sub-Arctic, others, with a hint of coloring, perfectly mirror the tenderness of the late northern spring; and one, infused with melting shades of rose and orange, shows the sunset at a summer lakeside encampment. Many scenes show Sami natives and their hamlets, typically a few wooden dwellings and a church in a stockade. Hiler p. 705 ("ca. 1860") . For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries dot com .

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        De l'origine des espèces par sèlection naturelle ou del lois de transformation des etres organises. Traduit en français avec l'autorisation de l'auteur par Clemence Royer... Deuxieme edition augmentée d'apres des note de l'auteur.

      Guilleumin - Masson 1866 In-8° pp. LIX-VIII-614 con 1 tav. f.t. e una di errata. Bross. editoriale. Con tracce d'uso. Lievi fioriture del tempo all'interno.

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        SIGNED REPORT CARD. WASHINGTON COLLEGE. 1866

      1866. Signed by Lee. Within six months of the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Gerneral Robert E. Lee assumed the presidency of Washington College in his beloved Virginia. In some ways it was a natural fit for the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, as General Lee brought to the job his experience as superintendant of West Point before the Civil War. He recruited both northern and southern students during his tenure. The recipient of this rather unimpressive report was almost certainly Lewin W. Barringer. Though born in Spain in 1850, Lewin would certainly have considered himself a southerner though he was born in Spain. His father, Daniel Moreau Barringer, served as Zachary Taylor';s minister to Spain from 1849 to 1853, and returned to his native state of North Carolina where Lewin was raised. Lewin';s uncle was Civil War cavalry Brigadier General Rufus Barringer. Report cards signed by Lee at Washington College are scarcer than signed diplomas.

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        Doctor Thorne

      London: Chapman and Hall , 1866. Scarce Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good + copy of the scarce fourth edition of this classic Trollope novel in the Publisher's original tan boards with the front board lettered, decorated, and blocked in black and red and the spine lettered in black and decorated in black and in red, not mentioned in Sadleir (spine darkened with some chipping at the tail). The first two editions of the book (each published in the three-volume format) were printed in surprisingly small numbers, with both editions together numbering to about 1,000 copies, and we rarely see either the third or the fourth edition in original cloth as offered here. In spite of the paucity of early editions of the work, Trollope states that this novel produced more profit to him in his lifetime than did any of his other works. The novel centers on young Frank Gresham, heir to the remnants of a once-fine English Estate and once-fine fortune that his father had wasted under the influence of Frank's aristocratic mother, and on the young Mary Thorne whose origins and history are known only to her uncle, the good Doctor Thorne. Of this novel, Hugh Walpole stated "There are fire-and-thunder Trollopians who will die for DOCTOR THORNE. By not a few it is considered the best Trollope of them all." A Very Good + copy of this scarce early edition of one of Trollope's best works. SCARCE.

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        Savannah, Ga. No. 1. [Pl. 49]

      [New York: 1866]. Albumen photograph from a negative taken in 1866, 10 x 13 inches, on original two-tone gilt-edged thin card mount, 16 1/8 x 20 inches, with plate title and photographer's credit. A fine copy of 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, togther 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 radiant example of this photograph shows the warehouses on the Savannah River, which may well have contained 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 thick, fast moving clouds seems to celebrate the great military non-event. (Note the double-wheeled steamboat docked on the river). 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

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        George Bancroft History of the Colonization of the United States 9 Volume Set

      Little, Brown and Company, 1866. 21st. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Stated Twenty-First Edition. 9 volumes in deluxe leather. Quarter bound leather. Marble boards. Corners bumped and worn. Spines a bit darkened. Tightly bound. Good condition set. Published by Little, Brown and Company, 1866

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        A Visit to the Suez Canal

      London, Day and Son, Limited, March 1st , 1866. Octavo, original terracotta sand-grain cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board, panelling in blind to both boards. Tinted lithographic half-title and 9 other plates, folding lithographic map, plans to the text. Small ink stamp of the The Clinton Hall Association to the title page. Very mild shelf-wear, light browning mainly marginal, some slight chipping to the fore-edges, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Uncommon, only 6 copies on COPAC, OCLC adding just 4, only two of these, including the Library of Congress, in America. Lynch travelled with his brother Henry Blosse Lynch " … on the second Euphrates expedition of 1837–42, with the aim of establishing steam communication with the areas drained by the Euphrates and Tigris and the Persian Gulf. Ironically, the difficulties which he encountered proved the unattractiveness of the river compared with the sea route to India: but Lynch, with a brother, probably Henry, set up the Euphrates and Tigris Steam Navigation Company in 1862. Its steamers regularly plied the rivers and, because it was the only formal representation of British interests in the area, it received protection from the Foreign Office. Lynch travelled extensively in Mesopotamia and Persia. After his return home he was for some years consul-general for Persia in London." (ODNB) His trip to view progress on the Suez Canal was clearly, at least partially, professionally-motivated.

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        The Atlantic telegraph

      Day & Sons. Very Good. 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean hardback tightly bound in green cloth with gilt titles & elaborate blindstamped & gilt decoration, all edges gilt, no inscriptions. A professionally restored copy - the original gutta-percha having decayed long since - spine has been neatly rebacked, endpapers replaced, a few Japanese paper repairs to tissue guards and page edges. vi + 118 pages + 4pp adverts, colour illustrated title page and 25 tissue-guarded lithographs on plates by Robert Dudley. Undated, but the 1866 first edition. A beautiful copy of a scarce book .

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        Abraham Lincoln

      N.p.: copyright line dated 1866]. Steel engraved portrait, by Halpin after Carpenter, on India paper on original thick paper mount. Condition: various neat repairs, occasionally affecting the image area. Two tears to margins of the mount. 22 3/4 x 17 inches. A striking portrayal of one of the greatest American presidents A bust-length portrait of Lincoln with a beard looking half left, the image with integral engraved inscriptions, to the left "From life by F.B. Carpenter 1864" and on the right: "Engd. by F. Halpin N.Y.", immediately below the image is the engraved copyright line: "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1866 by F.B. Carpenter in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.", and below that an engraved facsimile of Lincoln's signature. The portrait captures some of the complexity of character and magnanimous presence of Lincoln. Carpenter achieved contemporary success and reputation with a series of portraits of notable figures in American public life, but is now best known for his painting First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln, which hangs in the United States Capitol in Washington. He was allowed to observe and sketch both Lincoln and his cabinet for some months in 1864, and the present engraving was one of the off-shoots of this project. The engraver Halpin, born in England, arrived in New York City about 1842, and established himself as a book illustrator as well as an engraver of portraits and historical scenes. He was working in New York until the mid 1860s, and died in Jersey City in February 1880. Cf. Groce and Wallace, Dict. Artists, p. 286 (entry for Halpin); cf. Holzer, Boritt & Neely The Lincoln Image (2001) p. ??; Indiana Historical Society - Digital Image Collections P0406_498 (incorrectly identified as a wood engraving by 'Halpeir'); cf. F.T. Miller Portrait Life of Lincoln p.??; Stauffer, American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel, I, p. 116.

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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

      M. Longmoore & Co., Montreal 1866 - Light Brown embossed cloth gilt lettered on the spine. 10 mounted albumen plates by Notman, 2 of which are from Krieghoff paintings. From the Mouth of the St Lawrence to Niagara. 196 pp plus 22 pages of ads. Some foxing to plate pages not affecting photos. Cloth slightly faded on spine but a very nice near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Franchise Considered in a Letter to The Right Hon. W.E. Gladstone, M.P

      London: Printed for Private Circulation, 1866. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. 14pp in a library binding, with the original paper cover mounted on the front. 100 COPIES PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION. A letter from Quaritch to Gladstone addressing the Parliamentary Franchise as it ought to be exercised by the citizens of Great Britain and Ireland. The importance of a vote for every man in a free country, along with a voluntary military for foreign and home service. SCARCE.. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

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        Intercolonial Exhibition Medal

      Melbourne,: 1866-, 1867.. Large copper medal, 220 mm. diameter, impressed "C. Summers Sculp." And "W. Calvert fecit"; medal in fine original condition, housed in original printed mount laid down on timber, 444 x 360 mm., the mount worn, with some restoration. A fine example of the elegant neo-classical work of Charles Summers, Australia's leading sculptor of the nineteenth century. Summers won many official commissions, including the supervision of the stone carvings for the Victorian Parliament House, the execution of the Burke and Wills memorial, the biggest bronze casting ever undertaken in Australia, and the design of this medal for the Intercolonial Exhibition.The maker of the medal was William Calvert, a Melbourne-based engraver, lithographer and draughtsman. Coincidentally his brother, Samuel Calvert, was a silver medallist himself at the Intercolonial Exhibition. This particular copper example of the medal was awarded to John Jones of Sheepshead, Victoria, probably a local blacksmith, for 'driving three picks' (Official Catalogue of the Intercolonial Exhibition 1866-7, no. 37, p. 48).

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