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        Les travailleurs de la mer

      First edition with false stetement of third edition.Contemporary half red shagreen,spine in six compartments with gilt fleurons and fillets.Occasional foxing.A good copy nicely bound. Librairie internationale Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie Paris & Bruxelles 1866 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in-8 (13,5x23cm) relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha. Translated from the Spanish by Charles Jarvis. With 100 Illustrations by A. B. Houghton, Engraved by the Brothers Dalziel.

      4to., in full red straight grain morooco, boards and spine richly gilt, all edges gilt. With 100 illustrations including a full-page frontispiece and 99 cuts in the text. A little spotting to first and last few leaves, otherwise a very good copy in a choice binding. First edition thus in what appears to be a publisher's deluxe binding. With a neat ink presentation inscription "Charles James Jessel May 1873. A present from Emile Merton". Charles Jessel was the son of the famous lawyer, Master of the Rolls, and MP Sir George Jessel. A scarce edition with Arthur Houghton's illustrations engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. The distinctive, angular signature of the Brothers Dalziel appended to wood-engraved illustrations from the 1840s onwards was readily recognised.. Indeed, so widespread were the Dalziels' work and influence during the two decades 1850 to 1870 that their name has become synonymous with Victorian engraving on wood, and one student of the period called the Sixties the 'Dalziel Era'. As engravers, art directors and publishers, the Dalziels -- George (1815-1902) and Edward (1817-1905) -worked with some of the nineteenth century's greatest talent in art and literature. The roll of the illustrators whose work they engraved is a distinguished one: George Cruikshank, Richard ('Dicky') Doyle, Birket Foster, John Gilbert, Charles Green, William Harvey, Arthur Boyd Houghton, Arthur Hughes and Charles Keene among them. The Dalziels became arbiters of taste, and during the 1850s and 1860s publishers turned to them for advice and guidance when venturing into illustrative literature.

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel.

      Original red pictorial cloth gilt. a.e.g. Light blue endpapers. Second (First Published) Edition. Some foxing here & there throughout; spine repaired and a little cocked; else a very good copy. There are three ownership inscriptions on the front free endpaper, the first of which is, 'Ellen Gertrude Brewer 1865.' The first (Withdrawn) edition and the second edition are both taller than later printings. It remains uncertain how many copies of this edition were printed. The likelihood is that two thousand copies were printed, but it may have been as many as four thousand. The book was actually issued in November 1865, the same year as the first ('Withdrawn') edition. It is becoming increasingly rare to find copies of this printing in the original cloth, the vast majority of copies on the market having been rebound.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel.

      Second (First Published) Edition. Recently rebound by Bayntun-Riviere in full red morocco with gilt decoration to match the original cloth binding. All edges gilt. With cloth slipcase. Some very slightly dusty to edges; occasional light foxing; else an unusually clean, fresh copy.The first ('withdrawn') edition and the second edition are taller than later printings. Quite often, when rebound, they are found trimmed and re-gilded. This copy has the original gilt edges and has not been trimmed. It remains uncertain how many copies of this edition were printed. The likelihood is that two thousand copies were printed, but it may have been as many as four thousand. The book was actually issued in November 1865, the same year as the first ('withdrawn') edition.

      [Bookseller: David Miles]
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        Two paired broadsides titled "Gordon and Eyre" denouncing former Jamaican governor John Edward Eyre.

      Birmingham: E.C. Osborne, printer, undated, yet 1866. Two sheets measuring 690 x 1080 mm. each; neatly folded. Two spectacular broadsides denouncing the conduct of former Australian explorer John Edward Eyre, in his role as governor of Jamaica during the civil unrest of 1865. Eyre is remembered as an intrepid explorer of the Australian interior, revealing vast grazing lands in New South Wales and overlanding parched country in the new colony of South Australia. Eyre departed Australia in 1844, and after a period as Lieutenant Governor of New Zealand he accepted the position of Governor of Jamaica in 1861.Eyre took up the position at a time of significant unrest. The 1838 emancipation decree had had the unwanted effect of causing widespread social displacement and acute poverty amongst the former slave population of Jamaica, and in October 1865 there was a serious riot at Morant Bay. Eyre interpreted the events as a precursor to outright rebellion and declared martial law. Brutal reprisals against the former slave population followed - with floggings, wholesale destruction of dwellings and over 600 executions.Prior to the riots Eyre had clashed with the George William Gordon, a member of the legislature of African descent. In the aftermath Eyre charged Gordon with instigating civil unrest and had him summarily tried and executed. Gordon was widely respected in Jamaica, and his execution sparked acrimonious public controversy in England: "Eyre was relieved of his governorship and recalled to England, where he became the centre of intellectual warfare between the Jamaica Committee supported by J. S. Mill, Thomas Huxley, Thomas Hughes, Herbert Spencer and others and the Eyre Defence Committee supported by Carlyle, Charles Kingsley, Tennyson, Ruskin and others. Proceedings were brought against Eyre three times, but each time dismissed; Eyre's interpretation of martial law has become a celebrated case in legal history" (ADB).This broadside, so large it had to be printed on two sheets, denounced Eyre for his defamation of Gordon following the execution, and staunchly defends the deceased man's moral integrity. Gordon's reputation was supported by prominent Jamaican citizens including missionaries, ministers, lawyers and politicians, the more important of whom have added their names.The scale and intensity of the controversy reflect the groundswell in changing attitudes to race and colonial government in English middle-class society. Ironically, Eyre was appointed protector of the Aborigines while stationed at Moorundie on the River Murray, and enjoyed a reputation for moderation during this time. Furthermore, when Eyre departed returned to England from Australia in 1844, he took two Aboriginal boys under his care to be educated at his own expense. Both sheets well preserved, unmarked and quite fine.

      [Bookseller: Hordern House]
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        One Hundred Books Famous In Children's Literature. Edited by Jill Shefrin. With Contributions By Brian Alderson, Nick Clark, Rachel Eley, Andrea Immel, Justin G. Schiller, Jill Shefrin And John Windle. Exhibition: New York. The Grolier Club, December 10, 2014 - February 7, 2015.

      4to., original blue morocco backed boards, lettered in gilt on spine in slipcase. Ilustrated throughout. New. First edition, deluxe issue, limited to 50 copies, this copy unnumbered.. With a signed note from Chris Loker loosely inserted. This special issue has an original leaf from the true first edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland tipped in at the rear and in addition to the leaf from Alice, has an extra essay by John Windle on the history of leaf books, and an essay by Bennett on Dutch paper bindings. The Alice leaf in this copy is p51/52 with Tenniel's illustration of Lizard Bill shooting out the chimney. Originally prepared for the Macmillan first edition of Alice, these sheets were rejected by Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel with the entire edition surpressed. The unused sheets from England were sent to D. Appleton & Company in New York to be used for the first American edition of 1866. Thus this leaf from the Appleton issue represents the earliest printing of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. From the Grolier Club website: "Selected by the curator, children's book authority Chris Loker, with advice from an international team of children's book scholars and experts, the books are those deemed famous because they were widely known at the time of their creation, and admired over following generations ~ in the process demonstrating literary merit and unparalleled popularity. They are displayed according to key themes in children's literature: Fairy Tales & Fables, Nursery Rhymes, Faith, Learning, Poetry, Girls & Boys, Animals, Fantasy, Adventure, Novelties, and Toys. This thematic arrangement allows viewers to see genres of literature for children from early forms of instructional and devotional primers to exuberant expressions of rhymes, tales, stories, novels and picture books. First or early editions are displayed wherever possible, some of them extremely rare. Shown with the 100 books are over 50 historic artifacts that demonstrate the interrelationships between the famous books and the culture of their era. Artifacts include original book art and illustration, autograph letters, manuscript drafts, antique toys, early dolls and games, antique horn books and ivory alphabet discs, and other children's objects, all of great interest in their own right. One Hundred Books Famous in Children's Literature is the sixth in a notable series of "Grolier Hundred" exhibitions. The Grolier Club previously has organized only five such exhibitions in its 130-year history, focusing on English literature (1902), American literature (1946), science (1958), medicine (1994) and fine printed books (1999). These admired exhibitions have set the standard for book collecting and reading enjoyment in their fields, and the organizers expect no less from this new addition to the Grolier Hundred canon."

      [Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd.]
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        Les épaves

      first edition in large part, one of 250 numbered copies on Holland paper, one draw with 10 China.Bound in full black morocco, spine with five nerves adorned with triple boxes stamped cold day golden tail, golden wheels on the caps, framing a set of nets quintuple cold stamped on covers, gilt fillet on turns, wide gold lace and gilt double in coaching contreplats, guards handmade paper, rare covers and backs kept silent, all gilded, elegant binding signed by Devauchelle.Our copy is full of his beautiful frontispiece by Felicien Rops shot China.This collection, a rare and highly sought (see Clouzot), includes 6 pieces convicted of "Flowers of Evil" along with 17 new poems.Superb copy set in a perfect binding of the twentieth century Jansenist. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! (Poulet-Malassis) Amsterdam (Paris) 1866 12,5x19cm relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        LAUINGEN. - Mayer, B. Geschichte der Stadt Lauingen.

      Dillingen, C. Kränzle 1866 - 19 x 12 cm. Titel, VIII, 467 S. Mit gefalt. lithogr. Frontispiz, 3 gefalt. Kupfertafeln und 3 gefalt. Tabellen. Pp. d. Zt. Pfister I, 4021; Lentner 8745: "Nicht im Handel u. sehr selten". - Erste Ausgabe. - Das Frontispiz mit einer hübschen Gesamtansicht von M. Schmid. Die Tafeln zeigen das Schloß und die Pfarrkirche, sowie eine Gesamtansicht aus der Vogelschau von 1617 nach Christoph Senft. Diese dritte Tafel ist ausgesprochen selten und bisher nirgends erwähnt. - Titel mit Besitzmarke, vorwiegend der Text leicht fleckig. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        SANS MERCI; or, Kestrels and Falcons. In Three Volumes.

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1866. [Lawrence, George Alfred]. SANS MERCI [without mercy] or, Kestrels and Falcons. In Three Volumes. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1866. First Edition. A Near Fine copy in original publisher's blue ripple-grain cloth, gilt, showing only the most minor abrasion to the boards; we doubt many first editions of this title still exist much less an example in this condition. OCLC notes only four copies worldwide in institutional collections. George Alfred Lawrence (1827-1876) was a sensation novelist of a different ilk than Wilkie Collins or M. E. Braddon. His protagonists were often, if not always, men who were equally skilled at fighting, riding, hunting, killing, truth-seeking, and wooing. Not one to shirk a challenge himself, Lawrence sailed to America to fight for the Confederate Army (he was captured and shipped back to England). Lawrence is little read today but he created the original inspiration for the "Beau Geste" character, that self-sacrificing, dashing, honorable crusader who often fought for lost causes usually on behalf of some wronged maiden. In short, Lawrence may be credited with creating today's iconic literary "action hero." This novel takes place in the hazardous English countryside; the title of this book (which suggests birds of prey flying mercilessly at each other talons at the ready) is a metaphor for the evil lawyers and other such villains who are trying to destroy our heroic protagonist's honor and livelihood and romantic prospects with fair maiden. Horse racing, gambling, and several violent fighting scenes also keep things lively. The publisher, Tinsley, is particularly known for the low survival rate of their three-decker first editions.. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine.

      [Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books ]
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        La fleur des chansons amoureuses: ou sont comprins tous les airs de court recueillis aux cabinets des plus rares poetes de ce temps.

      Brüssel, Mertens 1866. - Kl. 8vo (ca. 16,5x10 cm), 509 S., 1 Bl. (Druckfehler in der Numerierung: endet mit 109 (S. 105-109) statt 509 (so vollständig). Mit einer gestochenen Textvignette. Halbledereinband der Zeit mit goldgerpägtem Rücken, Kopfgoldschnitt. Gay (Bibliographie des ouvrages relatifs à l'amour) Band III, S. 345. - Bibliophil gestaltete und seltene Neuausgabe der Originalausgabe von 1600. Das Originaltitelblatt wurde typographisch für diese Ausgabe mit den alten Impressumsangaben verändert vorgebunden und gibt als Druckort Rouen, Chez Adrian de Launay, 1600 an. Die französische Nationalbibliothek führt als einzige für uns nachweisbare Bibliothek via KVK diesen Originaltitel von 1600 und bildet dort das Original-Titelblatt ab. Das Impressum am Ende des Buches gibt die Auflagenhöhe mit 106 (Tiré à cent six exemplaires numérotés) an. Unser Exemplar mit der Nummer 62 auf Papier Hollande. Die falsche Paginierung resultiert aus dem zu dieser Ausgabe herausgebrachten Nachwort (dieses auf den Seiten 105-109): Notice sur la Fleur des Chansons Amoureuses, wohl von Paul Lacroix (vgl. Gay). Dieser beschreibt das Originalexemplar, das eine äußerste Rarität darstellt und in der Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal aufgefunden wurde und für das sich keine weiteren als die bei Gay aufgeführten bibliographischen Hinweise gefunden haben. Das oben erwähnte Exemplar der französischen Nationalbiobliothek wird wohl das im Nachwort zitierte Exemplar sein. Der Verfasser, oder ob es sich gar um mehrere Autoren handelt, ist nicht eruierbar. Eine Sammlung von Chansons (oft mit anstößigen aber deshalb um so populäreren Liedern) die in den Pariser Gassen des 16. Jahrhunderts gesungen wurden! - In einem dekorativen Halbleder-Einband der Zeit, mit ornamentalen und floralen Rückengoldprägungen, auf 5 Zierbünden. - Die Kanten leichter berieben, neueres Exlibris auf dem Vorsatzblatt, Innengelenk hinten etwas angebrochen, die Seiten seitlich unbeschnitten. - Auch als Neuauflage von 1866 sehr selten! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Thomas Mertens]
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        GRIFFITH GAUNT; or, Jealousy. Three Volumes

      Chapman & Hall, London 1866 - Octavo. THREE VOLUMES. 302, 318 328pp. half-titles present in volumes one and two, bound in 3/4 brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands, green morocco spine label within one compartment, spine decorated with a gilt vine motif, marbled endpapers top edges gilt. Quite a handsome triple decker and quite scarce; only two copies appear in the auction record since 1982. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc. ABAA]
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        A Journal of Hospital Life in the Confederate Army of Tennessee from the Battle of Shiloh to the End of the War

      Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton & Co., 156 West Main Street; New Orleans, La: William Evelyn, 90 Camp Street, 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Tall octavo. [1], 200pp., [1]. Green cloth hardcover with blind stamped decorated borders and gilt lettered title on spine. Light spots and rubs to cloth. Text is printed in double columns. Previous owner name of Mary Daggett on the right front flyleaf. Kate Cumming is best known for her dedicated service to sick and wounded Confederate soldiers. She spent much of the latter half of the Civil War (1861-65) as a nurse in hospitals throughout Georgia.

      [Bookseller: Americana Books ABAA]
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        Leçons théoriques et cliniques sur la syphilis et les syphilides

      de XV, (1), 463, (1) pages et Paris, Adien Delahaye, 1866, in-8, de XV, (1), 463, (1) pages et 4 planches, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à 4 nerfs, plats de percaline rouge, Seconde édition de ces leçons recueillies, rédigées et publiées par le docteur Alfred Dubus. Bazin, élève de Cazenave, Biett et Alibert, se spécialisa très tôt en dermatologie. Il s'intéressa tout d'abord à la tique, à la variole, puis aux dartres et aux affections parasitaires. Avec le présent ouvrage, paru pour la première fois en 1861 (mais sans illustration), Bazin propose de claires délimitations cliniques et nosographiques "au champs des syphilides". Il développe ainsi, une subdivision complexe entre les différents types de syphilis. 4 planches finales en couleurs montrent quelques cas. Bon exemplaire.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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        Terrific handwritten letter of Robert Todd Lincoln, along with a CDV of his father

      Chicago, Illinois, October 1, 1866. 9" x 6.5". "Autograph Letter Signed ""Robert T. Lincoln,"" October 1, 1866, 1 page, to Mrs. Wyckoff: ""I regret that I have entirely exhausted the stock of autographs of my father which I had - I have nothing left but private letters to myself and those I cannot part with. Yours truly, Robert T. Lincoln."" Includes an unsigned CDV of Abraham Lincoln."

      [Bookseller: University Archives]
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      Artist: ; issued in: Leipzig; date: 1866 - - technic: Steel engraving; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size in cm : 35,5 x 45,5 - description: Map shows total Asia with 10 views showing Flora and Fauna of Asia, its people,chinese wall, chinese tschunks and buildings,Caucasus and Sinai

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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        Histoire des tremblements de terre ressentis en Alsace et dans le pays de Bâle, précédée de généralités sur le phénomène

      (4), 50, (2)pp. Paris, Leiber (impression Colmar, Camille Becker), 1866, in-8, (4), 50, (2)pp, exemplaire broché d'une couverture bleu pâle imprimée en noir (couverture salie), Petit fascicule de géologie régionale qui décrit les tremblements de terre qui eurent lieu dans une région délimitée entre l'est de la France et l'ouest de la Suisse, du 9e siècle jusqu'en 1855. Pour ce faire, il compile un grand nombre d'archives, de chroniques, d'histoires et de journaux anciens. Belle étude de synthèse

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        The History of King Arthur

      ONT>, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Sir Thomas Malory'sreworking of the tales of King Arthur. Known as Le Morte Darthur this work is the best known work of Arthurian literature. With a gift inscription from famous Victorian novelist and poet George Meredith to half title of volume I 'To Olive, George Meredith'. Meredith had a long stream of novels and poems as well as some critical works. The Olive Meredith refers to is possibly Olive Schreiner, a South African Anglophone novelist and feminist. Meredith helped Schreiner at the start of her career by recommending her to the publisher Chapman and Hall. Thisedition is based on the 1634 text and is edited, with notes and an introduction by Thomas Wright. Complete in three volumes. The second edition of this particular text. Malory interpreted existing French and English stories about the historical figures as well as adding original material. Condition: In original cloth bindings. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the joints and extremities. Minor bumping to the head and tail of spines. Hinges to volume III are slightly strained but firm. Front hinge to volume I is tender and held at the head only. Signature of George Meredith to the half title page of volume I. Internally, all volumes are generally firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with instances of light spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        Brand : Et Dramatisk Digt

      Copenhagen: Forlagt af den Gyldendalske Boghandel (F. Hegel) 1866. 271 pp. Maroon half morocco over patterned paper-covered boards. Gilt decoration to spine with black leather title label. All edges gilt. Spine very slightly faded. Patterned endpapers. Bookplate to front pastedown and small ink name to first blank. Slight foxing. Binding firm. First edition in the original Danish. . Very Good. Half Morocco. First Edition. 1866. 8vo..

      [Bookseller: Fosters' Bookshop]
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        La rue

      1866. Achille Faure, Paris 1866, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Achille Faure, Paris 1866, 11,5x18,5cm, relié. - Edizione originale. Binding metà percaline indietro con cinque nervi decorate con motivi floreali dorati, turchese marocco pezzo titolo scolorito, piatti di carta screziato, guardie e contreplats di carta fatta a mano, la testa dorata, vincolante contemporaneo. autografo Rare firmato Jules Vallès signora Bonniaire. A pochi punti sparsi. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi percaline bleue, dos lisse orné de doubles filets dorés, pièce de titre de chagrin rouge, plats de papier marbré, coins émoussés, reliure de l'époque. Rare envoi autographe signé de Jules Vallès à madame Bonniaire. Quelques rousseurs éparses.  

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        Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War

      Washington: Philp & Solomons, 1866. 2 volumes, oblong folio. (12 1/4 x 16 3/4 inches). [53]; [53]pp. of text. Mounted on guards throughout, tinted lithographic titles with lettering within integral pictorial borders, 100 original albumen silver print photographs (each approximately 7 x 9 inches) each mounted on card within a lithographed frame with letterpress caption, each image accompanied by a page of letterpress description. Publisher's black morocco, the covers with decorative border tooled in gilt and blind, the upper covers with centrally-placed title and publisher's monogram blocked in gilt, the flat spines divided into six compartments by pairs of gilt fillets, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (expert repairs at joints). Housed in two black morocco backed boxes. A legendary and very rare photographically-illustrated book, with some of the most graphic scenes of the Civil War. One of the most important of American books, and a monument to early American photography. This work, the most famous collection of Civil War photographs, was published in an edition of no more than 200 sets. It includes many of the most celebrated and recognizable images of the war: "Burial Party, Cold Harbor," "A Harvest of Death," "Field Where General Reynolds Fell, Battle of Gettysburg," "President Lincoln on Battle-Field of Antietam," etc. The photographs are organized chronologically, beginning in 1862 and ending with the dedication of the monument at Bull Run to commemorate the Union soldiers who had died there. Unlike Brady, who was in the habit of placing his name on images made by his field operators, Gardner specifically credits each image to the particular photographer responsible, shedding light on the work of some of the most distinguished American photographers of the day. In addition to Gardner, the Sketch Book... includes work by Timothy O'Sullivan, William Pywell, D.B. Woodbury, David Knox, Barnard & Gibson, J. Reekie, and others. These images form perhaps the most important pictorial record of the Civil War, spanning the length of the conflict, from the aftermath of action at Centerville and Manassas in 1862, to the dedication of the monument at Bull Run in June 1865. This work "is one of the most important sources of information that we have on the subject, as from it we learn the names of many men who actually made the photographs of the Civil War, and were employed by Brady and Gardner" (Taft). "The photographs show the terrain of the battles (Bull Run, Manassas, Harper's Ferry, Gettysburg, etc.), encampments, headquarters of the troops, officers and enlisted men, soldiers in drill formation and in the field under fire, and the ruins left after the battles. Limitations in the process of photography did not permit work during the battles; the photographs are remarkable documents of the circumstantial evidence for war. Recent investigations suggest that not every site was recorded just as found by the photographer but that a certain amount of rearranging, including actually moving the corpses, was undertaken in some situations. The captions, conceived in poetic rather than terse journalistic terms, suggest that the authors saw their work as having the human significance we see in many of the photographs of today" (Goldschmidt & Naef). Gardner's work was published by the Washington, D.C. firm of Philp & Solomons, and carried the rather hefty price of $150. The one hundred photographs that were included were selected from a collection of over 3,000 negatives, and the lithographic titlepages were designed by Alfred R. Waud (though designated A.R. Ward on the titlepages), one of the most important illustrators of the day. The publishers issued two slightly separate versions of the book, one in 1865, and the other in 1866. This copy is from the 1866 issue, with the caption "Incidents of the War" removed from each mount. Goldschmidt & Naef Truthful Lens 68; Howes G64; Julie L. Mellby "Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the War" in Princeton University Library Chronicle (Winter, 2006), pp.435-40; Nevins II,p.14; Sabin 26635.

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1866, 1866. FIRST EDITION SECOND ISSUE. 1 vol., frontispiece & 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Bound in publisher's original gilt stamped red cloth, spine expertly relined, hinges repaired, general spotting and handling to binding, pastedowns and endpapers renewed, early ownership signature to recto of frontis, textblock clean and bright throughout, all edges gilt, overall much better than it may sound, housed in a felt lined tan cloth clamshell slipcase, gilt lettered green morocco spine label. This is the earliest obtainable issue with the Appleton cancel title page. Macmillan printed around 2,000 copies of the book in 1865, but both artist and author were unhappy with the poor quality printing and insisted it was reprinted before being published. Macmillan sold the rest of the print run to Appleton in New York who published a US edition using a new title page but with the first printing sheets from the 1865 London edition.

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        Homographic Chart, of the State Officers and Members of the Second Nevada Legislature: Convened At Carson City, January, 1866

      Carson City, NV: John Church, State Printer. Very Good. 1866. Broadside. Folio broadside approx. 17" x 14", black text on cream paper with ornamental border; folded, in very good condition. Very slight water damage and sunning on the verso; does not affect the text. A rare and interesting Nevada imprint, listing 99 state officers, deputies, clerks, senators, and assemblymen, specifying their office, profession, marital status, place of birth, from where they came, how each voted in 1860, and offices previously held. Among those listed Assemblyman Orion Clemens, age 40 from Missouri, the former and only Secretary of Nevada Territory, and the older brother of Mark Twain. Twain's travels in Nevada with Orion were the inspiration for the semi-autobiographical book of travel, Roughing It. Together they went on a stagecoach journey west. Twain consulted Orion's diary to refresh his memory, and he borrowed heavily from his active imagination for many stories in the book. Unable to make it on an assemblyman's salary, and having failed in other political ambitions as well as a law practice, Clemens vacated the office and left Nevada eight months later. Not in Paher. OCLC locates the Berkeley copy only. Image cropped due to scanner bed size. More detailed images available upon request. ; 17" x 12" .

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1866 - 1866 Wisden Rebind without Covers

      1866. Hi, This lot is an 1866 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers, This rebind is in very good condition, excellent for the year, the third edition of Wisden. There is some light spotting to the forst few and last few pages and a crease to one page, otherwise it is in superb condition for a book nearly 150 years old. The binding is attractive and the pages nice and clean, with minimal trimming. Currently my 1866 that is in my main set but selling to fund an original paperback purchase.

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        Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile

      London: Macmillion and Company, 1866. Leather_bound. Two volumes. Octavo. First Edition. The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Nile Sources. With maps, illustrations and portraits by Samuel White Baker. Bound by Aspery in three quarter green morocco, cloth boards, spine gilt motif, gilt titles, raised bands, top edge gilt, decorative marbled endpaper. Fine.

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        A Round of Days. Described in original poems by some of our most celebrated poets, and in pictures by eminent artists, engraved by the brothers Dalziel.

      First edn, Routledge, London, 1866. 4to, [vi], 93p, 2p cat. Engravings. Contemp inscr, nr fine copy in original attractive Sixties binding by John Leighton. Tan pebble-grain cloth with red, blue & gilt decoration. McLean, Victorian Book Design. p218; Victorian Publisher's Book-Bindings p130. An attractive copy.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      FIRST EDITION SECOND ISSUE. 1 vol., frontispiece & 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Bound in publisher's original gilt stamped red cloth, spine expertly relined, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine strengthened, dark green pastedowns and endpapers, faint gift inscription to front endleaf dated Nov. 1868.This is the earliest obtainable issue with the Appleton cancel title page. Macmillan printed around 2,000 copies of the book in 1865, but both artist and author were unhappy with the poor quality printing and insisted it was reprinted before being published. Macmillan sold the rest of the print run to Appleton in New York who published a US edition using a new title page but with the first printing sheets from the 1865 London edition.

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        Beiträge zur Morphologie und Physiologie der Pilze.

      (1)-5. Offprints from Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft. Frankfurt a. M., Christian Winter, (1866)-82. 4to. (2),+ 137-232 pp.+ 6 plates; 333-75 pp.+ 8 plates; (6),+ 36,+ (2),+ 1-95 pp.+ 12 plates; (4),+ 145,+ (1) pp.+ 6 plates; 35 pp.+ 4 plates. Small tears in the margins of pp. 3, 13 and 15 in part 4, and also notation with red pencil and ink on p. 97. Ten of the 36 lithographical plates are coloured. A title leaf for parts 1 and 2, which are extracts rather than offprints, has been fashioned from an extra title leaf to part 3, onto which has been fastend cuttings from the table of contents for the volume from which they have been extracted. Very fine later red half morocco with the title "Die Pilze. De Bary and Woronin" on the spine. A discrete pen-mark can be seen on the spine. With the bookplate of Nils Fries, and his purchase notation on the rear fly-leaf. Volbracht 69. "Mycological classic" written by Nils Fries in pencil on front paste-down. Heinrich Anton de Bary (1831-88) was a German surgeon, botanist, microbiologist, and mycologist. He is considered both as one of the founding fathers of plant pathology as well as the founder of modern mycology. Mikhail Stepanovich Voronin (1838-1903) was a student of de Bary who later become his friend and colleague - and a renowned mycologist in his own right.

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        Low's Railway & Telegraph Directory for 1866

      New York: Slater and Riley. Very Good. 1866. Ninth Edition. Hardcover. A scarce directory for all of the United States and Canada. Brown stamped cloth with advertisement stamped on rear board. Spine is lightly sunned with faded imprint. Bumped and rubbed corners. Binding tight. Light soil on edges and a few pages. Advertisement leaves throughout, with several on color paper. [24] adverts and index,1-200,1-52. Many equipment illustrations accompany the ads. The entries for railroads give track distances, gauges, directors and employees, and any economic and engine details provided by the railroad. The East India Telegraph Company is listed near the end, with mention of the circumglobal capability of the telegraph once the Transatlantic cable is laid. Scarce, with only one copy found on OCLC. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians with Letters and Notes / Written During Eight Years of Travel and Adventure Among the Wildest and Most Remarkable Tribes Now Existing / In Two Volumes / Vol I and Vol. II

      Harry G. Bohn, London 1866 - "Tenth Edition" stated. Both volumes will close their own text blocks, call them "good to very good" with gilt device (mounted warrior in war bonnet) considerably rubbed but still discernible to both front boards. (Gilt spine titling still legible to Vol. 2; spine titling worn away to a blind stamping on Volume 1.) Matched set of large octavos bound in original red cloth with blind-stamped floral devices. Top board corners poking through. Pages and plates flexible and easily read; these volumes are solid & holding together well. 3/8-inch (1 cm.) ink spot to front board of Volume 2. Triple-folding "Outline Map of Indian Localities in 1833" is intact near front of Volume 1; the territory west of Fort Leavenworth labeled "Hostile Ground." Previous owner of this set was the lovely Eccles Hotel, Glencarriff, Bantry Bay; the faint oval stamp of this Irish hotel appears on an initial blank and to several interior top page margins in each volume. NO lending library markings, edge-stampings or attachments. The Blackfoot, the Crow, the Assineboin, the Mandan, the Minataree, the Pawnee and the Camanchee, the Kickapoo, The Potowatomies, the Flatheads and Nez Perces, "Shot at by the Sioux," and including Catlin's introduction to Ten-squa-ta-way, the brother of Tecumseh and Prophet of the Sha-Wa-Nos, or Shawnees, who with his brother attempted to unite all the tribes against the white man. The two volumes 264 and 266 pp., respectively. This two-volume set will ship at 7 lbs. (3.2 kilos) and is likely to cost $64 to ship overseas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Album livländischer Ansichten. Livland-Album.

      Mitau, im Selbstverlag des Herausgebers, 1866 - Titelseite, 4 Seiten Vorwort, 2 Seiten Inhalt, 260 S. Text sowie 30 Stahlstich-Tafeln, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Einband etwas berieben, der Vorderdeckel hat sich mit den ersten Seiten vom Corpus gelöst. Sammlerstempel des Vorbesitzers auf den Tafeln, gelegentlich wenige Fleckchen, Tafeln teils mit Seidenpapier geschützt, insgesamt schönes, sauberes Exemplar mit allen Ansichten. - Enthält Stahlstiche zu: RIGASCHER KREIS: 1. Die Perse (als Titelvignette) 2. Riga 3. Dubbeln, der Badeort 4. Treiden und das Nathal 5. Die Gutmannshöhle 6. Kokenhusen, das Schloß 7. Stockmannshof, die Düna bei Wendenscher Kreis 8. Wenden, das Schloß 9. Ronneburg, das Schloß 10. Erlaa, das Schloß 11. Jummerdehn, das Landgut 12. Festen, das Landgut 13. Sawensee, das Landgut - WALKSCHER KREIS: 14. Trikaten, das Schloß 15. Marienburg, das Schloß 16. Fianden, das Schloß 17. Die Kirche zu Oppekaln 18. Der Druskesee und der Schloßberg bei Schreibersdorf -- WERROSCHER KREIS: 19. Der Munna-Mäggi (Eierberg) bei Salishof 20. Neuhausen, das Schloß -- DORPATSCHER KREIS: 21. Dorpat 22. Die Kirche zu Odenpä 23. Der heilige See 24. Bremenhof, das Landgut -- FELLINSCHER KREIS: 25. Fellin, das Schloß und die Stadt 26. Heimthal, das Landgut 27. Oberpahlen, das Schloß 28. Helmet, das Schloß - PERNAUSCHER KREIS: 29. Zintenhof, die Tuchfabrik 30. Staelenhof, das Landgut. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 3000 31,5 x 24,5 cm. Blindgepr. Pappbeinband mit goldgepr. Titeln und Vignetten. Band 2 des >Album baltischer Ansichten< gezeichnet und hrsg. von Wilhelm Siegfried Stavenhagen in Mitau. In Stahl gestochen und gedruckt von G. G. Lange in Darmstadt. Mit erläuterndem Text von verschiedenen Verfassern. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        GRIFFITH GAUNT; or, Jealousy. Three Volumes

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1866. First Edition. Three Quarter Leather. Fine. Octavo. THREE VOLUMES. 302, 318 328pp. half-titles present in volumes one and two, bound in 3/4 brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands, green morocco spine label within one compartment, spine decorated with a gilt vine motif, marbled endpapers top edges gilt. Quite a handsome triple decker and quite scarce; only two copies appear in the auction record since 1982.

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        Die Cathedrale zu Palermo. Nach genauesten Aufnahmen der Architecten Becker und von Förster.

      Wien, Verlag der Allgemeinen Bauzeitung, 1866. - Mit lithographiertem Titel, 1 lithographierten Ansicht auf aufgewalztem China und 8 gestochenen Tafeln. 1 Bl. Orig.-HLdr. mit illustr. Vorderdeckel. 52 x 66,5 cm. Avery Library 64; Thieme-B. XII, 135. - Einband fleckig, Ecken bestoßen, Rücken beschabt, Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, Titel mit 2 kleinen hinterlegten Einrissen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Boise City: Frank Kenyon, 1866. 237,[1]pp. Original printed wrappers. Front wrapper chipped and torn, with some text loss. Small tears and paper loss slightly affectly text persist through initial leaves, with titlepage somewhat crudely repaired. Light tanning. Good. An extremely scarce Idaho imprint, publishing the journal from the third session of the territorial Council, which met at the end of 1865 through the beginning of 1866. This body acted as the upper house of the legislature and initially consisted of seven members. The journal of the council records the events, votes, and several speeches made in the chamber, mostly dealing with the regulation of mining, cattle ranching, infrastructure, and the organization of the territory. Not in OCLC, though AII (IDAHO) notes copies at five institutions. AII (IDAHO) 34.

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        Album contemporain, photographies

      1866 Lallier-Franck Album in-8 à l'italienne, reliure pleine percaline éditeur, toutes tranches dorées, 114p, fermoir métallique. bon état, quelques traces d'usure. Album-contemporain contenant les biographies sommaires de trois cents des principaux personnages de notre époque. 300 épreuves albuminées au format timbre-poste (29x22 mm) par François-Marie-Louis- Alexandre Godinet de Villecholle, dit Franck (1816-1906). Chaque portrait est placé dans un médaillon spécialement conçu pour cette publication. Les pages contenant la galerie des portraits sont ornées d'une bordure allégorique lithographiée par Goyer. En regard une courte notice biographique autographiée par le même procédé. Exemple précurseur de l'imagerie publicitaire, édité pour les Grands Magasins du Printemps, un portrait était offert en prime à chaque client pour tout achat de 10 francs. Les douze premières planches contiennent les souverains des monarchies les plus importantes, chacune offrant deux portraits photographiques, entourés de lauriers, surmontés de leurs armoiries et rehaussés de couleurs et d'or. L'un des tous premiers, sinon le premier trombinoscope de la photographie commerciale.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1866 - 1866 Wisden Rebind without Covers

      1866. Hi, This lot is an 1866 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers, This rebind is in very good condition, excellent for the year, the third edition of Wisden. There is some light spotting to the forst few and last few pages and a crease to one page, otherwise it is in superb condition for a book nearly 150 years old. The binding is attractive and the pages nice and clean, with minimal trimming. Currently my 1866 that is in my main set but selling to fund an original paperback purchase.

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        Vierteljahresschrift der astronomischen Gesellschaft - I. Jahrgang 1866 + III-VI +IX-XI + XIII-XXXV Jahrgang (31 BÄNDE) mit Registerband Jahrgänge 1-25 1868+1869 mit Supplement

      Leipzig : Wilhelm Engelmann. 1866 1866 ca. 10000 Seiten, ca. 10000 Seiten. Halbleinen Zustand: Gut min. gebräunt (Innen); Bibliotheksex. mit Klebestreifenrest; Besitzerstempel; Einband Außen hat geringe bis leichte Gebrauchsspuren; Zustand: Gut min. gebräunt (Innen); Bibliotheksex. mit Klebestreifenrest; Besitzerstempel; Einband Außen hat geringe bis leichte Gebrauchsspuren; 1868+1869 mit Supplement; Später Verlag in Kommission bei Poeschel & Trepte; Versand D: 4,75 EUR [Firmengeschichte / Vereine / Versicherungen / Zeitschriften / Magazine / Bildbände]

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        Heiteres und Ernstes aus dem Soldatenleben eines alten Officiers.

      original Leinenband, Rundumgoldschnitt, 8, VI, 232 Seiten Zustand: Fadenheftung etwas gelockert, Vorsätze etwas fleckig, sonst gut Vorwort: Wenn ich mich in schon vorgerücktem Alter entschloß, meine Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen während einer fast dreißigjährigen Dienstzeit niederzuschreiben, so verfolgte ich dabei hauptsächlich den Zweck, jüngeren Kameraden einen Einblick zu geben, wie es vor mehr als vierzig Jahren in der Armee aussah und wie sich die Verhältnisse bis unmittelbar nach dem Feldzuge 1866 geändert, gebessert haben. Manches, was hier erzählt wird, dünkt heute kaum glaublich. Ich will mit der Veröffentlichtung meiner Erlebnisse außerdem den Zweck erreichen, daß von Seite der Herren Vorstände von Veteranen- und anderen patriotischen Vereinen den jüngeren Mitgliedern nahe gelegt werde, wie viel günstiger sich für die Angehörigen der Armee die Verhätlnisse gegen früher gestaltet haben. Wenn auch die physischen und geistigen Anforderungen heute mitunter gegen früher bedeutendere sein mögen, so wir zugegeben werden, daß das Ertragen von Strapazen dem Soldaten durch zweckmäßige Adjustierung und Ausrüstung und was die Hauptsache, durch die menschenwürdigere Behandlung leichter gemacht wird weiters dürfte durch die Veröffentlichung meiner Erzählungen manches bisher unwichtig Beurtheilte - und das betrifft Nordböhmen, als den im Feldzugsjahre 1866 stark betroffenen Theil - aufgeklärt werden. Indem ich somit meine Mittheilungen der Öffentlichkeit übergebe, sollen dieselben mit der ergebenen Bitte begleitet sein, es möge das Urtheil über manches darin Vorkommende wohlwollend sein gegenüber dem Verfasser. G. M. . . . . Buch

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

      Paris: Victor Masson et Fils, 1866. Folio. (16 1/4 x 13 inches). 122 lithographed plates after Heyland (numbered 1-120, plus 31 and 40 bis), lithographed by Mercier & Cie. Publisher's front wrapper bound in. Contemporary black morocco backed pebbled cloth boards, spine lettered in giltProvenance: Carl Meissner (inscribed by the author on the wrapper)First edition of a noted illustrated monograph on the wide-ranging flowering plants in the Euphorbia family, including pointsettias and other spurges, as well as South African examplesThis example with provenance to Carl Daniel Friedrich Meissner (1800-1874), a Swiss Professor of Botany at the University of Basel, noted for his study of Australian flora.Kerkham, Southern African Botanical Literature, 71; Stafleu & Cowan 610.

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        Atlas du voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868 par une commission française. première partie: Cartes et plans.Paris, Hachette, 1873. Folio (49.5 x 37 cm). With 12 chromoxylographed maps, 1 tinted lithographed view and 9 wood-engraved plates. Original publisher's red cloth, original endpapers, rebacked. In a blue cloth portfolio.

      - Cordier, Indosinica, cols. 1012-1013; Cordier, Sinica, cols. 329-330; Gomane, L'exploration du Mekong; Satow 147. Single volume containing the most important maps and architectural drawings from the rare official account of the French 1866-1868 Mekong expedition led by Ernest Doudart de Lagrée and Francis Garnier. Due to financial difficulties, only 300 copies of the official account were printed. It included a two-volume travel account, an atlas volume containing the expedition's maps and architectural drawings and an atlas volume with scenic drawings.The present first of the two atlas volumes contains all the extensive maps made by the expedition, showing modern Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and parts of China and Myanmar. Also present are several plans, elevations and details of Khmer buildings, drawn by expedition member Louis Delaporte, who would later publish extensively on the subject. Amongst these are the first extensive architectural drawings of the great temple complex of Angkor Wat.With the bookplate of Frank B. Forbes. Binding rebacked and worn at the extremities. Paper slightly discoloured, otherwise in good condition.

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        Le Fond du Sac, ou Recueil de Contes en Vers et en prose & de pièces fugitives

      1 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque plein maroquin vert, dos à 5 nerfs, toutes tranches dorées, double filet sur coupes, toutes tranches dorées, chasses richement ornées, reliure signée par Cuzin, Leclere, Paris, 1866, xli pp., 1 f. blanc, 172 pp. et 1 f. n. ch. et 1 f. blanc, avec un frontispice et vignettes en tête de pages par Duplessis-Bertaux Superbe exemplaire parfaitement relié par Cuzin (qq. rouss. au frontispice, parfait état par ailleurs). Vicaire, II, 960

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        La rue

      first edition.Binding half percaline back with five nerves decorated with gilded floral, turquoise morocco title piece discolored, mottled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, gilded head, contemporary binding.Rare autograph signed Jules Vallès Madame Bonniaire.A few scattered spots. Achille Faure Paris 1866 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Love of Ireland - Poems and Ballads - With which is incorporated "Poems of the Irish Rebellion 1916". [Signed and inscribed by Clement Shorter to C. Albert Maggs in December 1916].

      First Edition [No. 4 of only 25 copies printed]. Octavo. 93, (2), 8 pages. Hardcover / In a beautiful modern masterbinding with new endpapers and new spinelabel with gilt lettering. Top edge gilt. Binding by Bayntun - Riviere in Bath. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Top edge gilt. Includes the Easter Rising poems: 16 Dead Men / The Choice / Conscription / The Hill-Side Men / The Sacred Fire / Includes also several other patriotic poetry by Dora Sigerson like: "Ireland" / Kathleen Ni-Houlihan" / Patriotism / The Flight of the Wild Geese / The Banshee / The Youth Bewitched / An Irish Blackbird / The Road to Cabinteely / The Bard of Breffney etc. Dora Maria Sigerson Shorter (16 August 1866 6 January 1918) was an Irish poet and sculptor, who after her marriage in 1895 wrote under the name Dora Sigerson Shorter. She was born in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of George Sigerson, a surgeon and writer, and Hester (née Varian), also a writer. She was a major figure of the Irish Literary Revival, publishing many collections of poetry from 1893. Her friends included Katharine Tynan, Rose Kavanagh and Alice Furlong, writers and poets. In 1895 she married Clement King Shorter, an English journalist and literary critic. They lived together in London, until her death at age 51 from undisclosed causes. (Wikipedia)

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