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        YOKOHAMA PRINT] . [Coloured Oban 'Ukiyo-e' Woodblock Print Most Likely Depicting Felice Beato Taking a Photo of a European Lady, Titled:] Furansu [i.e. French Photographer]

      Izumiya Ichibei, Yokohama 1861 - Coloured woodblock print. 37x24,5 cm. Printed artist's name stamp 'Issen Yoshikazu ga', title and date on the right margin. Paper slightly age toned and soiled on extremities, otherwise a very good print. The print depicts ''a photographer wearing western clothing adjusting a camera beneath a shroud; a woman stands behind him, also wearing western clothing, holding a plate or a photograph, also, photographic supplies are on a small table between them'' (Library of Congress). Most likely, the photographer is Felice (Felix) Beato who became one of the most famous western photographers in Japan through his work there in 1863-83. Beato became the official photographer of the British military expedition to Simonoseki in 1864, and to the United States naval expedition of Admiral Rodgers to Korea in 1871; he was the first photographer to sell albums of photographs on the Japanese market, and taught a number of Japanese photographers, including Kusakai Kimbei. ''Yokohama was a particularly active base for foreign photographers in Japan. The British photographer William Saunders, who had previously been located in Beijing, ran a studio there during the summer and fall of 1862, where he produced and sold not only portraits, but also scenes of Edo, Yokohama, and Kamakura. In the spring of the following year, Felix Beato, an Italian-born British citizen, and Charles Parker, an Englishman, separately arrived in Japan, where they worked in part as photojournalists, documenting the various military conflicts that were then occurring between Japan and Western nations. Beato was a particularly important figure, remaining active in Yokohama into the 1880s. In addition to portraits, he produced many photographs of Japanese people and landscapes for the foreign market, and he trained a number of second-generation Japanese photographers, including Kusakabe Kimbei'' (The History of Japanese photography: Exhibition Catalogue/ Tucker, A., and others). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Tagebücher - 12 von 14 Bänden (Bände 11 u. 12 fehlen)

      Aus dem Nachlaß Varnhagen's von Ense herausgegeben und mit einem Vorwort von Ludmilla Assing - EA. (W/G II/49 Goed. VI, 176), Mischauflage, unterschiedlich gebunden, Bände 1-6: braunviolette OLwd./grüner Rücken m. Gold- und Blindprägung, VIII/387/423/488/404/364/499 S./Band 7-10: dunkelgrüne OLwd. m. Rückenvergoldung, 471/498/448/480 S./Band 13-14: schwarzgrüne OLwd., 432/416 S., Lesebändchen. Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus u.a., 1861/70. Die Bände 1-6 der Brockhaus-Ausgabe sind komplett Bände 7 und 8 bei Meyer und Zeller, Zürich, 1865 Ab Band 9 bei Hoffmann & Campe, Hamburg, 1868-1870, daher unterschiedliche Höhen. Alle Bände sehr schönes Exlibris' von Ed. Fuchs auf Innenseite Einband - Bände 1-6: Rücken minimal beschabt/winzige Läsuren, Bände 4 u. 6 Bindung hinten etwas geweitet, Bibliotheksexemplare: einige mit Stempeln und Einträgen auf Vortitel/Titel, einige Seiten unfrisch/braun-, stock- oder fingerfleckig, sonst gut erhalten. Band 7: wenige Seiten unfrisch/etwas fleckig, Besitzerstempel auf Vor- und Nachsatz, sonst gut erhalten. Bände 8/9 Name oder Stempel auf Titel, wenige Seiten leicht braunfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten. Bände 13/14: Ein Einbandrand winzige Stauchstelle, Seitenränder papierbedingt gebräunt, sonst sehr gut erhalten.

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        Guide : Lillywhite Guide for 1861,14th Edition (Smith 15/24)

      Here we have an 1861 Lillywhite Guide. 14th Edition but Smith #15 (this is where the editions get confusiong). It is bound in green with gilt to the front without covers but otherwise complete. Plenty of spotting but nice enough inside. Has the Appendix on Page 117 (hence Smith 15 not 14). It is a tiny book with bright pages and hard to find.

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        Les Fleurs du mal

      Poulet-Malassis et de Broise 1861 - In-8 (19,7 x 13,5 cm), faux-titre, titre imprimé en rouge et noir, un feuillet (dédicace à Théophile Gautier) et 319 pages, table comprise. Plein maroquin janséniste violet, dos à quatre nefs, doublures et gardes de moire violettes, double encadrement or à l'intérieur des plats, tête dorée, non rogné, couverture conservée (reliure signée Bardach, relieur établi d'abord 5 boulevard de Belleville, à Paris, de 1952 à 1978, puis 68 quai de l'Hôtel-de-Ville). Seconde édition, en partie originale, sans les 6 pièces condamnées mais augmentée de trente-cinq poèmes nouveaux. Portrait de l'auteur gravé à l'eau-forte par Bracquemond d'après de La Fizelière et Decaux et un portrait supplémentaire, fac-similé sur papier teinté d'une photo dédicacée "à son ami Auguste Malassis, le seul être dont le rire ait abrégé ma tristesse en Belgique, C. B.". Les pages de ce livre ont été soigneusement lavées anciennement. Dos légèrement passé. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        RIFLE AND LIGHT INFANTRY TACTICS; FOR THE EXERCISE AND MANOEVRES OF TROOPS WHEN ACTING AS LIGHT INFANTRY OR RIFLEMEN

      Nashville: J.O. Griffith & Co., 1861. Two volumes. 250;232pp., plus frontis and plates. Original publisher's cloth, boards blind stamped, spines gilt lettered. Volume one in green cloth and volume two in brown cloth. Hinges cracked, spine ends chipped on second volume. Contemporary presentation and ownership inscriptions in endpapers of volume two. Light foxing and tanning. Good. The only Nashville edition of this important manual for the Confederate infantry. A very popular book for the southern military, which saw many printings during the existence of the Confederacy, in a number of locations, including Richmond, Mobile, New Orleans, Memphis, and Raleigh. ALLEN 5273. ALLEN MORE RARITIES 328. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4865. HARWELL, CONFEDERATE HUNDRED 40 (note).

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        Jane Austen's Works

      W. H. Derby 1861 - In four volumes : Pride and Prejudice Northanger Abbey / Emma / Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion / Mansfield Park. Contemporary three quarter brown calf, five raised bands, gilt lettering and tooling on spine, marbled boards, marbled end-sheets and marbled edges. Two volumes with partial label peeling in great condition otherwise. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        EPITAPH ON THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. HERE LIE THE MUTILATED AND DISJOINTED REMAINS OF THE NOBLEST FORM OF GOVERNMENT EVER CONTRIVED BY THE WISDOM OF MAN

      Charleston: Printed for distribution amongst their friends by Evans & Cogswell, 1861. Folio broadside, 12" x 19". Black mourning border. Three columns of text, printed in numerous typefaces, with a variety of briefly-stated sentiments lamenting the destruction of the government and the perfidy of Northerners. Part of the top blank margin has some paper loss which does not affect any text. Expert repair to closed tear at upper blank margin. Light old folds. Very Good. Lincoln's election "finally Dissolved the Bands of the Confederacy, And left the honored remains upon the bank and shoal of Time, the sport of the whirlwind and the storm." The tragedy is the result of the "Long, Dark Catalogue of Wrongs On the part of the Northern, or non-slaveholding States, against their gallant high-spirited, but unoffending brethren of the South who so largely helped to found the Republic, and so largely contributed to its renown..." The North sought "first to abolish, with piratical and fratricidal hand, the domestic Institutions of the south, and then to ELEVATE THE NEGRO RACE TO AN EQUALITY with the Free White Inhabitants of the Country." Parrish & Willingham 5372 [6]. Hummel 2445. III Turnbull 302 [1860, probably a different issue]. Sabin 87821. OCLC 35158276 [6] [as of August 2016].

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        TO THE VOTERS OF THE FOURTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI

      [Vicksburg, 1861. Broadside, 7 3/4 x 14 1/4". Light old folds. Printed in two columns, signed in type at the end by Lake and dated Vicksburg, August 13, 1861. Signed, 'Hon. W.A. Lake' in ink at the top blank margin. Very Good. Lake started out in the Border State of Maryland, graduated from Pennsylvania's Jefferson College, and then set up his law practice in Vicksburg. In pre-Confederate days, he was a Know-Nothing: he won a seat in Congress as such, and participated prominently in his Party's 1856 Convention, which nominated Millard Fillmore for President. Lake was not so lucky in this campaign: his opponent, Henry C. Chambers, killed him in a duel in October 1861. The subject of the duel is unclear: "...a difficulty occurred and a blow was given, and then a challenge." They fought with rifles at forty paces, each exchanging three shots. On the fourth, Lake fell dead. [Montgomery, Reminiscences of a Mississippian in Peace and War 82.] This unrecorded Confederate broadside asserts that "we have but one object, namely: to conquer a peace, and secure our national independence. Nor can there be any controversy as to the means necessary to obtain this end. War! War! is the only way. It will, therefore, be seen that there is no chance for party divisions and party issues." Calling for unity, he outlines his military, fiscal, and monetary policies. Not in Parrish & Willingham, Crandall, Owen, Sabin, Hummel, NUC, or on OCLC, the online site of the Library of Congress, AAS, or other online resources as of July 2017.

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        Recueil précieux de la maçonnerie adonhiramite, contenant les catéchismes des quatre premiers grades, louverture & clôture des différentes loges, linstruction de la table, les santés générales & particulières, ainsi que les devoirs des premiers officiers en charges enrichi dune infinité de demandes & de réponses symboliques, de lexplication des emblêmes & dun grand nombre de notes aussi curieuses quutiles. Dédié aux maçons instruits. Par un Chevalier de tous les ordres maçoniques.

      3 Tle. in 1 Band. Mit gefalt. gest. Tafel. 127 S., 1 Bl. 153 S., 1 Bl. - Angebunden: (ders.), La vraie Maçonerie d adoption. suive de contienes maçonniares. Dedié aux Dames. 141 S., 1 Bl. Lederband d. Zt. mit Rückenverg. 13 x 8,5 cm. Guaita 380 (dieses Exemplar) Wolfstieg, Ergänzungsband 10995 Caillet 4849 und 4850 . - Der dritte Teil mit dem selbständigen Titel: "La vraie Maçonerie d adoption. suive de contienes maçonniares. Dedié aux Dames". - Mit hochinteressanter Provenienz: Handschriftlicher Besitzeintrag "Ex libris kabbalisticis" von Stanislas de Guaita (1861-1897), desweiteren sein Namensstempel auf allen 3 Vortiteln. Eliphas Levi wandte sich bald dem Satanismus zu, sein exzessiver Konsum von Morphium und Kokain mag seinen frühen Tod beschleunigt haben. 1899 verauktionierte die Pariser Librairie Dorbon die aus 2227 Lots bestehende Sammlung Guaita. - Rücken neu aufgezogen. Die Tafel verso mit einer Zeichnung auf den Titeln der Verfassername handschriftlich fälschlich mit Tschoudy angegeben (von Guaitas Hand?). Aus der Charlesworth Masonic Library.

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        Paris dans sa splendeur - Documents, Vues, Scènes historiques, Descriptions et Histoire. (Trois tomes)

      Henri Charpentier, Paris 1861 - Dessins et lithographies par Philippe Benoist, pour le plus grand nombre et avec l'aide de la photographie ; Jules Arnout, Bachelier, Bayot, Félix Benoist, Chapuy, Eugène Ciceri, hubert Clerget, Dauzats, Jules David, Fichot, Jules Gaildrau, Guérard, J. Jacottet, G. Janet, Hippolyte Lalaisse, Auguste Mathieu, Sabatier, etc. Vignettes de Félix Benoist et Catenacci, exécutées sur bois par les premiers graveurs. Trois volumes in-folio de (4) pp., faux titre, titre, XII, 88, (2),122, pages. - (6) pp., F-Titre, titre, tête de chapitre, 76, (2), 44, (2), 24, (2), 22, (2), 36, (2), 26 pages. - (8) pp. f-titre, titre, légende du plan de Paris en front., tête de chapitre, 76, (2), 80, (2), 34 pages. Complet des 100 planches en lithographies hors texte à fond teinté, dont certaines réhaussées de couleurs; petites rousseurs sur les planches et les pages en regard dues aux serpentes. Reliure de l'époque en demi-chagrin à coins vert et plats de percaline verte. Petites taches et décolorations sur la percaline des plats, frottements et légères épidermures aux coins. Dos à cinq faux nerfs orné de caissons avec fleurons dorés, titre et tomaison dorés. Texte par MM. Audiganne, P. Bailly, Eugène Carissan, A. Darcel, Louis Enault, Victor Fournel, Edouard Fournier, Amédée Gabourd, J. de Gaulle, Euène de La Gournerie, F. de Guilhermy, L. Lacour, Lassus, Albert Lenoir, F. lock, Le Roux de Lincy. etc. Size: In-folio (35 x 50 cm) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        File of incoming letters to merchant ship owner Benjamin Delano (and Joshua Delano)

      Kingston, MA, 1861. An archive of 85 letters to Benjamin (1778-1868) and Joshua Delano from 45 different correspondents - ship captains, merchants, agents, lawyers, and business partners - from various locations up and down the east coast, between Halifax, Nova Scotia and New Orleans. Subjects include prices current, availability and disposition of various cargoes, charter parties, ship building and repair, reports on labor, sailing and political conditions, financial arrangements, and the myriad situations that occurred over a half century of merchant and trading activity. The Delanos were a prominent Massachusetts family of merchants and ship owners. Delano's Wharf, built by Benjamin Delano in 1803, still stands today. The series begins in a rather startling manner in 199, with a letter returned to Joshua Delano, in which he has placed an ad in the local newspaper stating that "my wife has imprudently absconded from my bed & board," and urging mutual friends to "not pay one cent she may contract on my account." He received legal and personal advice, and the incident fades into history. One of Delano's captains and business partners, Jacob Fuller, gets into a squabble with the British in Halifax, causing a minor international incident. There is a letter from Delano's Washington agent, as well as several earlier letters from Fuller. Communications continue right up to the beginning of the Civil War, when an ominous note appears in the correspondence. In October 1860 Capt. Linel Churchill writes Delano, "Somebody had better stir up the Negroes." Two months later Capt. Levi Morton writes from the Mississippi Delta, "There is such a feeling here on account of politicks that it is almost impossible to do business." The letters cease a month later, with Morton and "a large fleet" ready to sail to the West Indies. The letters are all legible and are in good to very good condition, many with integral covers, and some with unusual stampless covers.

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        The Trooper's Manual: or Tactics for Light Dragoons and Mounted Riflemen

      A. Morris, Chas. H Wynne, Printer, Richmond 1861 - 12mo. x, 11-284pp. Half leather with gilt title on dark leather spine. Blueish marbled paper covered boards. First edition, first issue. End sheets used for inscriptions and a few scribbles. Names located on front paste down J Johnson Bank (spelling?), right front end sheet N L Flaisail (spelling?) and Clinton Samples (spelling?). Verso of right front end sheet appears to be an inscription of some sorts. The following front blank end sheet has a more clear inscription; "Henry C. Barbee 1(st) Co. K 5th Cavl Paynes Brigade Lees Division Hamptons Corp ANV." Some pen marks vi-ix. Both rear end sheets also have some sort of lengthy inscription that is difficult to read.Parrish & Willingham 4796. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Facsimile Letter to the Rev. Stephen Roose Hughes, 10 January 1860, Conveying a Proof for All the Year Round, subsequently collected as chapter two, The Shipwreck, in The Uncommercial Traveller]

      [N.p., London, 1861. Facsimile printing of the original autograph letter. Two pages, printed in blue-black ink on laid paper. 1 vols. Oblong 4to. Old fold. Facsimile printing of the original autograph letter. Two pages, printed in blue-black ink on laid paper. 1 vols. Oblong 4to. Uncommon printed facsimile of this notable letter from Charles Dickens, writing as the editor of All the Year Round, to Rev. Hughes of St Gallgo's Church, whose heroic efforts at the time of the wreck of the Royal Charter off the coast of Anglesey in August 1859 inspired Dickens to write the "little article" mentioned here, published in All the Year Round for 28 January and subsequently adapted as the first chapter of The Uncommercial Traveller. The invitation extended by Dickens to the minister and his family is poignant, as the strain of the exertions contributed to Hughes' untimely death on 4 February 1862.In the British Academy/Pilgrim Edition of Dickens' letters, the original letter is recorded as in the collection of Mrs. A.K. Frazer; it is further noted that "facsimiles of this letter were sold by Hughes, to provide a monument (now in Llanallgo Church) to those drowned in the Royal Charter." This allows a narrow dating to 1860 or 1861. No copies of this facsimile are recorded in the Gimbel collection, in other major Dickens holdings, or in OCLC.The facsimile reproduces Dickens' Office of All the Year Round letterhead in monochrome, slightly reduced, and the text is as follows:My Dear Mr Hughes, You will receive from my printer's office by this same post, a Proof of the little article I have written on the subject of my late visit. I am under the necessity of asking you to send it back to W. Wills here, by return of post. For although a fortnight will elapse before it is published, the mechanical necessities of this Journal and its simultaneous publication in England and America, render its going to press at once imperative.I doubt whether I am quite right respecting the number of the drowned buried in your churchyard, and the greatest number that lay in the church at one time. Will you do me the favour to correct me on those points? And if you should observe any similar inaccuracy, will you do me the additional kindness to mark it? I trust that there is nothing in the article that you, or your household, will find displeasing. I have written it out of the honest convictions of my heart and in the hope that it will at least soften the distress of many people from whom you have not yet heard. It says for me all that I should otherwise have attempted to say in this note and merely strives to express what any visitor to you must surely feel. My daughters have taken a great interest in all I have told them, and particularly in Mrs Hughes's idea of coming to London in the summer. They earnestly beg me to assure her and you, that they hope to know you both very well, and that it will be an uncommon gratification to them if you will come and see us, down at my Kentish house on the top of Shakespeare's Gad's Hill, which is little more than an hour's railway ride from town. I beg to present my true regard to the ladies of your house and to your brother, and to assure you of the hearty esteem and respect with which I am, Very faithfully yours, Charles Dickens. This same post will also bring you the documents you [also?] lent me, returned with thanks. The Letters of Charles Dickens, British Academy/Pilgrim Edition, Vol. 9: 1859-1861, pp. 196-7

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        Beadle's Dime Biographical Library. Number Three. The life and times of Christopher Carson : the Rocky Mountain scout and guide : with reminiscences of Fremont's exploring expeditions, and notes of life in New Mexico. First edition

      New York ; London : Beadle and Co., 1861. Original wrappers, with loss upper right. 94 pp. 4.5 x 7 inches. OCLC Number 13596052 Very scarce. Author's name does not appear in the work. Wright Howes, Final Edition, no. E116. Carson, Kit, -- 1809-1868. Frémont, John Charles, -- 1813-1890. ON THE 20th day of December, 1860, Beadle & Co., then at 141 William Street, advertised Beadle's Dime Biographical Library No. 1, as "now ready." The booklet was of the usual Dime Novel size, that is, approximately 6 by 4 inches, and was enclosed in orange colored wrappers printed in black. A publishers' blurb announced that the monthly issues of these "Original, Unique and Authentic Biographies" were to consist of 100 pages and to cost ten cents. "Garibaldi, the Washington of Italy" was to be followed by John Paul Jones on January 8, Daniel Boone February 8, Admiral Lord Nelson March 8, Kit Carson April 8, and Oliver Hazard Perry (no date). As a matter of fact, Nelson and Perry did not appear at all, and the sequence and dates of appearance of the others were different. The succeeding ten numbers actually appeared monthly on the 22d day, after which the intervals were irregular until No. 15, the final number, appeared in 1865.

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        POEMS AND SONGS BY ROBERT BURNS

      London: W. Kent & Co, 1861. First edition thus. Frontispiece engraving, engraved title, and over 50 other engravings by Birket Foster, Harrison Weir, S. Edmonston and other famous artists of the period. 4to, publisher's beautiful original Victorian red cloth, lettered and elaborately decorated in all-over designs in gilt on the spine and on both covers, a.e.g. xvi, 272 pp. In very fine and exemplary condition, the gilt and cloth are undiminished by time, the pages clean and fresh, just a touch of light aging to the extremities. A BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN DECORATED BINDING WITH WONDERFUL TEXT AND ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT and a very desirable copy of the "Poems and Songs", complete with charming illustrations throughout. The large format and clear type make this copy a pleasure to read. Burns, a ploughman poet, to this day ranks high among the greatest poets of Great Britain. Whether employing his flawless 18th century English or his native Scots dialect, his writings speak to us eloquently . "His finest work springs from his own soil, from his compassionate and generous nature, and from the Scots' poetic tradition...He employed the Scottish vernacular with great skill and range...he was in direct contact with its source and the themes of Scots rural life provided an inexhaustible field for poetic expression."-Michael Stapleton. Burns' most famous collection was a tremendous success and was reprinted many times during his lifetime. Just prior to its first publication in 1786 he was preparing to leave Scotland for Jamaica to escape several scandalous affairs involving a number of young ladies. With the money from the publishing of his Poems, he was able to remain in Scotland and build a new (though perhaps none the more chaste) life in Edinburgh.

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        WADSWORTH GUARDS! THE UNION NOW AND FOREVER! COL. JOHN RORBACH HAVING BEEN AUTHORIZED BY SPECIAL ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR TO RECRUIT A REGIMENT, AND A BRANCH DEPOT HAVING BEEN LOCATED AT THE VILLAGE OF GENESEO!...

      Geneseo, N.Y., 1861. Printed broadside, 16 x 22 1/2 inches. Matted and framed to overall 24 x 31 inches. Some faint staining and toning in lower right corner, a short tear along right edge, a few light spots. Very good. A rare New York Civil War recruiting broadside for the Wadsworth Guards under Colonel John Rorbach, calling for Union volunteers to "Enroll Yourselves Under the Stars and Stripes!" The broadside is decorated with a large engraved eagle vignette. The Wadsworth Guards, also known as the 104th New York Infantry, mustered into U.S. service in September 1861. It participated in Pope's Virginia campaign at Rappahannock Station and Bull Run, with losses during the campaign of 89 killed, wounded, and missing. The 104th also fought at Antietam and Fredericksburg, was in reserve at Chancellorsville, and was heavily engaged at Gettysburg, where it lost 194 killed, wounded, and missing. The regiment participated in the bloody battles of the Wilderness Campaign, losing heavily at Spotsylvania and the first assaults on Petersburg. It mustered out at Washington, DC, July 17, 1865. An excellent display item, and a solemn reminder of a valiant New York regiment that gave more than most units in the great Civil War.

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        A Practical Treatise on Military Surgery

      Bailliere Brothers, 1861-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Near fine condition. Bound in publisher's blind embossed brown cloth. vi, 234 pp. + 6 pages of ads. Pages clean and crisp. Garrison-Morton 4420. Topics include: examination of recruits, bivouac accommodation, hospitals, preparation for the field, hygiene of troops on the march, conveyance of sick and wounded soldiers, gunshot wounds, amputations, anaesthetics in amputations, hospital gangrene, dysentery, Scorbutus and scurvy. Over 250,000 soldiers died of disease in the Civil War. <br> Interesting provenance: Henry Pickering Bowditch (1840-1911; Harvard Med. Professor, co-founder, first president of the American Physiological Society, later Dean of Harvard Med). Signed and dated 1861 by Henry Bowditch. Henry served with the 54th Massachusetts regiment in the Civil War. Later owned by his son, Dr. Harold Bowditch (1883-1964), with Harold's bookplate. Harold Bowditch graduated from Harvard Med in 1907 and interned at Mass. General. The Bowditch's were descendants of Col. Timothy Pickering, US Secretary of State and Nathaniel Bowditch.

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        Un chapitre inedit de la question des Lieux-Saints. Que le tombeau de Jesus n'est pas dans l'Eglise du Saint-Sepulchre, mais dans la Mosquee d'Omar a Jerusalem

      Paris: (printed by Charles Jouaust for) Poulet-Malassis et De Broise, 1861 - THE ONLY COPY PRINTED ON VELLUM OF ANY BOOK ISSUED BY POULET-MALASSIS. In this monograph, Langlois (1829-1869), a leading Orientalist of his time (despite his short life), ingeniously uses archeological, historical, and scriptural evidence to prove the true location of Jesus' tomb. 48 pp. PRINTED ENTIRELY ON FINE VELLUM BY JOUAUST, ONE OF THE GREAT PRINTERS OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE 19TH CENTURY. to. Attractively bound in contemporary quarter morocco and decorated boards. Spine in five compartments with fleurons and raised bands. Tiny traces of wear to binding, else FINE AND BRIGHT. Launay 152; Contades, p. 39; Oberle 594 (this copy: "Precieux exemplaire imprime sur peau de velin. Il est probablement unique. C'est le seul volume publie par notre editeur qui ait ete tire sur peau de velin.") Copies of this book on paper are very rare; this unique copy on vellum is A PIECE OF PUBLISHING HISTORY. Provenance: Jean-Jacques Launay, the comprehensive bibliographer of Poulet-Malassis, acquired this book after compiling his bibliography, and thus while he cites the book in his bibliography, he does not describe it (obviously because he was unable to locate any copy at all.) From him it passed to Gerard Oberle. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Domestic Annals of Scotland.

      Chambers, London 1861 - 3 vols. Contemporary full tree calf. Fine Binding. A fine binding in early full tree calf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        An Account of the Quinquina Plantations in the Island of Java. Translated from the Dutch by W.T. Fraser.

      Madras Printed by H. Smith, at the Fort Saint George Gazette Press. 1861 - First edition, pp.53. Bound in recent half calf, marbled boards. Although the export of cinchona seeds from their native Latin America was banned in the early nineteenth century, the Dutch managed to smuggle seeds to Java which became the main supplier of quinine to the rapidly growing European colonies of Asia. Two copies in COPAC, BL & Oxford

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        Japan, The Amoor and The Pacific

      London; Smith, Elder and Co. 1861. First edition. Large 8vo. 405pp. Bound in publisher's embossed bottle green cloth, titled and decorated in gilt to spine. Blindtamped borders to boards. Mudie's Library label affixed to upper front board. Scuffed and bumped to extremities, with some fraying and parting of the cloth to the spine ends. Bumped to corners and with a 1cm strip of loss to the foredge of the front board, nevertheless shows quite nicely and is strong and durable enough to merit the description "Very Good." Internally clean with a few thumb marks here and there. Glazed yellow endpapers. Engraved frontis. Illustrated with attractive full page plates depicting sights seen during a circumnavigation in the Russian corvette "Rynda."

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        [Facsimile Letter to the Rev. Stephen Roose Hughes, 10 January 1860, Conveying a Proof for All the Year Round, subsequently collected as chapter two, The Shipwreck, in The Uncommercial Traveller]

      [N.p., London, 1861. Facsimile printing of the original autograph letter. Two pages, printed in blue-black ink on laid paper. 1 vols. Oblong 4to. Old fold. Facsimile printing of the original autograph letter. Two pages, printed in blue-black ink on laid paper. 1 vols. Oblong 4to. Uncommon printed facsimile of this notable letter from Charles Dickens, writing as the editor of All the Year Round, to Rev. Hughes of St Gallgo's Church, whose heroic efforts at the time of the wreck of the Royal Charter off the coast of Anglesey in August 1859 inspired Dickens to write the "little article" mentioned here, published in All the Year Round for 28 January and subsequently adapted as the first chapter of The Uncommercial Traveller. The invitation extended by Dickens to the minister and his family is poignant, as the strain of the exertions contributed to Hughes' untimely death on 4 February 1862. In the British Academy/Pilgrim Edition of Dickens' letters, the original letter is recorded as in the collection of Mrs. A.K. Frazer; it is further noted that "facsimiles of this letter were sold by Hughes, to provide a monument (now in Llanallgo Church) to those drowned in the Royal Charter." This allows a narrow dating to 1860 or 1861. No copies of this facsimile are recorded in the Gimbel collection, in other major Dickens holdings, or in OCLC. The facsimile reproduces Dickens' Office of All the Year Round letterhead in monochrome, slightly reduced, and the text is as follows: My Dear Mr Hughes, You will receive from my printer's office by this same post, a Proof of the little article I have written on the subject of my late visit. I am under the necessity of asking you to send it back to W. Wills here, by return of post. For although a fortnight will elapse before it is published, the mechanical necessities of this Journal and its simultaneous publication in England and America, render its going to press at once imperative. I doubt whether I am quite right respecting the number of the drowned buried in your churchyard, and the greatest number that lay in the church at one time. Will you do me the favour to correct me on those points? And if you should observe any similar inaccuracy, will you do me the additional kindness to mark it? I trust that there is nothing in the article that you, or your household, will find displeasing. I have written it out of the honest convictions of my heart and in the hope that it will at least soften the distress of many people from whom you have not yet heard. It says for me all that I should otherwise have attempted to say in this note and merely strives to express what any visitor to you must surely feel. My daughters have taken a great interest in all I have told them, and particularly in Mrs Hughes's idea of coming to London in the summer. They earnestly beg me to assure her and you, that they hope to know you both very well, and that it will be an uncommon gratification to them if you will come and see us, down at my Kentish house on the top of Shakespeare's Gad's Hill, which is little more than an hour's railway ride from town. I beg to present my true regard to the ladies of your house and to your brother, and to assure you of the hearty esteem and respect with which I am, Very faithfully yours, Charles Dickens. This same post will also bring you the documents you [also?] lent me, returned with thanks. The Letters of Charles Dickens, British Academy/Pilgrim Edition, Vol. 9: 1859-1861, pp. 196-7

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        JOURNAL DE LA CAMPAGNE DE CHINE 1859-1860-1861. 2 TOMES EN 1 VOLUME.

      Edition : PARIS, A. BOURDILLIAT ET CIE, 1861 - Précédé d'une préface de Jules NORIAC - Forte demi-reliure cuir noir, dos lisse orné de filets - Reliure très peu frottée, intérieur très frais, quelques rousseurs sur les premiers feuillets III,387, 412 pages, 22 cm, relié. Très bon état [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [Chromolithograph, original:] "The Book-Worm."

      New York,: 1861., 1861. Chromolithography by Claude Thielley (1811-1891). Image measures: 10x18 ½ inches. Antique frame. Extremely rare. Collector's Choice - One of the most iconic images ever made of book collecting, the bibliophile climbing his library-ladder, books in hand, between his legs, under his arm and reading within his Baroque bookroom. Carl Spitzweg, German painter, originally crafted this painting in 1850.

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        ONCE MORE FOR THE COUNTRY!

      Pottsville, Pa, 1861. Printed broadside, approximately 18 x 24 inches. Minor separations at crossfolds, some edge wear and short closed tears to edges, somewhat toned. Good. A rare Civil War recruitment broadside, calling for troops to join the Tower Guards in Pennsylvania during the first year of the conflict. The broadside is illustrated with a large, open-winged eagle holding a banner in his beak which reads, "The Union Forever!" The body of the broadside reads, in part: "The undersigned desires to have the Company which has been commanded by him for three months past, the 'Tower Guards,' go again to support the Government and help crush out the great rebellion. He therefore offers A bounty of five hundred and five dollars, to one hundred and one picked men." The text explains that the company will be commanded by Henry Pleasants as Captain, and will be part of a Regiment commanded by Colonel James Nagle "Or some other satisfactory Colonel, or as an independent company of Rangers." The broadside directs any interested men to call and enroll their names at the Office of Henry Pleasants. Signed in type by "C. Tower, Captain." Charlemagne Tower organized a company of Union soldiers from Pottsville in a three- month enlistment during the Civil War. Before the war, Tower worked in law, specifically moving to Schuylkill County to get involved in claims to large coal and mineral deposits there. Tower was able to build wealth and prominence for himself in the area through his work in land dispute cases, most prominently the Munson-Williams Case. When the Civil War began at Fort Sumter, Tower took notice. Within ten days of that first conflict on April 12, 1861, Tower had recruited around 270 men from his county to join the Union Army under a three-month enlistment provision. Tower's unit, who became known as the "Tower Guards," entered the Union Army as Company H of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment, part of a brigade commanded by Major General Robert Patterson. Tower, commissioned captain of his unit, provided uniforms and arms for his men at his own expense. The unit saw action most famously in the engagement at Falling Waters in July of 1861, a Union victory in name, but with its own failings that led to the defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run. It would seem that Tower's efforts were not exhausted on this first unit, because the featured broadside is dated just after his unit mustered out of service, and asks for more men to take up the cause and fight for the Union. It would seem that Tower himself funded the bounty offered in the broadside, but this is not certain because much less is known about this second attempt to recruit men for the Union Army. After his service in the war, Tower was later named U.S. Provost Marshal for Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District from 1863-64, and continued working at his Pottsville practice until moving to Philadelphia in 1875. A master land negotiator, Tower held property in North Dakota and Minnesota that would help develop those states and the United States as a whole. His holdings in North Dakota became Tower City, a promising town arranged and planned by George Ellisbury in 1879. Tower's land in the Vermilion Range in Minnesota proved to be rich with iron-ore, necessitating a mine and a direct railroad line, both of which contributed to the local, state, and inter-state economies. Though Tower died on July 25, 1889, his legacy was carried on by the towns across state lines that were named after him, his son who became the minister to Austria-Hungary under President William McKinley, and the unit of "Tower Guards" who fought for the Union Cause in the Civil War. A visually-striking artifact from the early period of the Civil War, with no copies recorded in OCLC.

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        Damas et le Liban, extraits du journal d&#146;un voyage en Syrie au printemps de 1860.

      W. Jeffs, London 1861 - [3], vii, [1], 136 pp., half-title, contemporary full marine calf, all edges gilt, marbled end papers, title gilt on raised decorated spine comprising of six compartments and laced gilt motif on endpapers, printed on vellum paper, small armoury book plate from the Library of the Marquis des Roys verso front cover, unusual and rare numbered edition of this book, probably published for private circulation in a small number, of which this one is numbered by hand No. 65, copy in very good condition. Exceptional binding. The Comte de Paris Philipe d&#146;Orleans was the grandson of Louis Philippe I, King of France and eldest son of Duc d&#146;Orleans. He was Count of Paris, and a claimant to the French throne but when the revolution of 1848 broke out, his family was unable to make him proclaim the throne and consequently began a long period of exile. This volume was printed for private circulation "destiné seulement a quelques personnes". A highly important document depicting the impressions and observations of the French Count during the war that later in July of the same year led to the arrival of the French forces to Beirut. The work consists of two sections, one on the state of the Turkish government in Damascus, and the other an account of the Christians in Lebanon. The Comte de Paris travelled in Syria during the massacres of the Christians in 1860. An historian, journalist and outspoken democrat, Philippe volunteered to serve as a Union Army officer in the American Civil War along with his younger brother, Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres. He was appointed as an assistant adjutant general with the rank of captain on 24 September 1861 and served under the name of Philippe d'Orléans, the Count of Paris. He distinguished himself during the unsuccessful Peninsular Campaign. He resigned from the Union Army, along with his brother, on 15 July 1862. Philippe's history of the Civil War is considered a standard reference work on the subject. Bibliographic references: Abousawan 716; Blackmer 1226; Weber 584. Size: 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        KALLI, THE ESQUIMAUX CHRISTIAN. A MEMOIR

      New York, 1861. 70,2pp. including frontispiece portrait. Original publisher's cloth, stamped in gilt. Light soiling and wear to boards. Bookplate on front pastedown. Minor dampstain to lower edge of text block. Very good. The Church Book Society edition of this description of an Inuit member of the Franklin Search. Kallihirua joined the expedition under Horatio Thomas Austin searching for the lost Franklin team, acting as an interpreter and eventually sailing back to England with the Assistance - becoming the first Greenlander to visit Europe. He was enrolled at St. Augustine's missionary college in Canterbury, where he also helped Captain John Washington to revise his Eskimaux- English vocabulary. Captain Ommanney continued to act as his mentor and was present at his baptism. SABIN 51542.

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        Beadle's Dime Biographical Library. Number Three. The life and times of Christopher Carson : the Rocky Mountain scout and guide : with reminiscences of Fremont's exploring expeditions, and notes of life in New Mexico. First edition.

      New York ; London : Beadle and Co. 1861 - Original wrappers, with loss upper right. 94 pp. 4.5 x 7 inches.OCLC Number 13596052Very scarce. Author's name does not appear in the work. Wright Howes, Final Edition, no. E116. Carson, Kit, -- 1809-1868.Frémont, John Charles, -- 1813-1890.ON THE 20th day of December, 1860, Beadle & Co., then at 141 William Street, advertised Beadle's Dime Biographical Library No. 1, as "now ready." The booklet was of the usual Dime Novel size, that is, approximately 6 by 4 inches, and was enclosed in orange colored wrappers printed in black. A publishers' blurb announced that the monthly issues of these "Original, Unique and Authentic Biographies" were to consist of 100 pages and to cost ten cents. "Garibaldi, the Washington of Italy" was to be followed by John Paul Jones on January 8, Daniel Boone February 8, Admiral Lord Nelson March 8, Kit Carson April 8, and Oliver Hazard Perry (no date). As a matter of fact, Nelson and Perry did not appear at all, and the sequence and dates of appearance of the others were different. The succeeding ten numbers actually appeared monthly on the 22d day, after which the intervals were irregular until No. 15, the final number, appeared in 1865. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Ladies&#146; Monthly Magazine. The World of Fashion. Journal of Fashion, Literature, Music, the Opera, and the Theatres. 1861 - 1869: Enthält 1861 ohne 3/1861 und 4/1861 und 1/1864 - 6/1864 sowie 3/1869. (17 Hefte)

      London, 1861 - mit 66 handkolorierten und einigen sch/w Tafeln Vor- und Nachsatz leimschattig, Tafeln im Randbereich leicht fleckig, wenige Tafeln etwas deutlicher fleckig Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2400

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        John Brown

      E. Dentu|& Dusacq. - E. Dentu & Dusacq, Paris 1861, 15,5x23,5cm, broché. - rarissima edizione originale. La nostra copia è piena di fotografia originale del celebre disegno di Victor Hugo apparendo impiccagione di John Brown e il fac-simile del suo testo autografo che autorizza questo disegno. Martire e attivista causa abolizionista che chiede insurrezione armata, John Brown è stato arrestato nel 1859 e impiccati il 2 dicembre a Charlestown Virginia: la sua performance è stata una delle cause della guerra civile. Dal suo esilio in Guernsey, Hugo ha cercato di ottenere la sua grazia invano. Ha scritto al presidente Lincoln: "Lasciate che il know americana e pensare, c'è qualcosa di più spaventoso di quello di Caino uccide Abele è Washington uccidendo Spartacus". La petizione di Victor Hugo annuncio come una premonizione della guerra civile vale il poeta molte critiche negli Stati Uniti.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale très rare. Notre exemplaire est bien complet de la photographie originale du fameux dessin de Victor Hugo figurant la pendaison de John Brown et le fac-similé de son texte autographe autorisant la reproduction de ce dessin. Martyr et militant de la cause abolitionniste appelant à l'insurrection armée, John Brown fut arrêté en 1859 et pendu le 2 décembre à Charlestown en Virginie : son exécution fut l'une des causes de la guerre de Sécession. Depuis son exil de Guernesey, Victor Hugo tenta d'obtenir sa grâce, en vain. Il écrivit au président Lincoln : "Que l'Amérique le sache et y songe, il y a quelque chose de plus effrayant que Caïn tuant Abel, c'est Washington tuant Spartacus." La supplique de Victor Hugo qui annonce comme une prémonition la guerre civile vaudra au poète bien des critiques aux États-Unis.  

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        Report Upon the Colorado of the West explored in 1857 and 1858 by Lieutenant J.C.Ives

      Washington. G.P.O. 1861 - FIRST EDITION IN FIVE PARTS: General Report, Hydrographic Report, Geological Report, Botany Report, Zoology Report, with Appendices A-D. 4to. 130pp., 14pp., 153pp., 31pp., 6pp. ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE: Two large folded Maps, one Profile, 8 large folding panoramic views, 7 full page Chromolithographic portraits of Native Indians, 15 full-page engravings and Lithographs, three paleontology plates and numerous in-text wood-engravings. BEAUTIFULLY BOUND [FINE]: Beige linen over burgundy silk cloth, with attractive paper labels on spine and front cover. CONTENTS: VERY GOOD. Small Smithsonian Institution stamp on title page & withdrawn stamp. Archival tape repair to back stabs of two maps. General Report, Hydrographic Report, and Geological Report by Dr. J. S. Newberry; Botany by Professors Gray, Torrey,Thurber,and Dr.Engelmann, Zoology by Professor S.F.Baird. 4 Appendices. As usual, without the two geological maps (not originally provided - these maps are duplicates of the two folding maps provided up front, with added geological information). The ILLUSTRATIONS(engravings , chromolithographs, &&) ARE IN VERY GOOD TO FINE CONDITION. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean...12 volumes in 13, published 1855-1861

      Washington DC: A. O. P. Nicholson, Printer, 1861. Hardcover. Very Good. 12 volumes bound in 13 (Vol. 12 is in two parts); the House of Representatives issue, published 1855 to 1861. Quarto, all uniformly bound in contemporary half dark brown morocco gilt and marbled boards, very good set with minor rubbing to joints, tips and corners, the last volume (Vol. 12 part 2) has had its front board neatly reattached. Contents complete, including about 650 color, tinted and black and white lithographed plates of views, scenes, natural history, wildlife and botany, and many folding maps and charts. Light institutional marks in each volume -- bookplates on pastedown, small blind stamp on title page, barcode sticker on rear flyleaves. Contents clean and free of marks -- but showing some age toning and sporadic foxing, especially to plates. There are a few foldouts in vol. 11 with some wear to folds and one foldout is loose, but in total, this set is in excellent condition. Each volume inscribed on title page by Wien Forney (1825-1898) an influential Pennsylvania journalist. VERY UNCOMMON in leather. Shipping out of country will entail additional expenses.

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        Pharmakopöe für das Königreich Hannover 1861. Mit den Vergleichstabellen über Medicinalgewichte, einem Verzeichnis derjenigen Arzneimittel, welche in jeder Apotheke vorhanden sein sollen, Angaben über die Zeit des Einsammelns der wachsenden officinellen Vegetabilien und Aequivalentgewichtstabellen. Hauptteil: Herstellungsanweisung für die verschiedenen Medicinalstoffe in alphabetischer Ordnung,

      Hannover, Hahn'sche Hofbuchhandlung, 1861 - XVI, 784 Seiten, Einband und Rücken berieben und bestoßen, insgesamt aber gutes festes Exemplar. Sprache: Deutsch 8°, braunes Hldr der Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA. AT A CONVENTION OF THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE...AN ORDINANCE TO DISSOLVE THE UNION BETWEEN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE OTHER STATES...UNDER THE COMPACT ENTITLED 'THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA'...DONE AT CHARLESTON, 20 DECEMBER 1860

      [Charleston: Evans & Cogswell, 1861. Lithographic broadside, 33 3/4 x 26 1/2 inches. Matted and framed. Mild creasing, toning, and spotting. Very minor repaired marginal tears, small chip in lower left corner. Near fine. The very rare lithographic facsimile of the South Carolina Act of Secession, which precipitated the beginning of the Civil War and is thus one of the earliest Confederate imprints. One of only 200 copies printed, this copy was found among the papers of William Dunlap Simpson, a prominent South Carolina legislator and governor. Simpson was a lawyer who served two terms in the South Carolina House of Representatives and one in the state Senate. He acted as a lieutenant colonel during the Civil War and was a delegate to the Confederate State House in 1863. After the Civil War, Simpson was elected lieutenant governor, then governor for a brief time before serving ten years as Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court. This large-format, contemporary engraving of the original engrossed and signed manuscript document presents the Act of Secession as it was passed and signed in the South Carolina State House. It so faithfully executed that it also reproduces the ink blots present on the original document. The document features the text of the secession ordinance and the signatures of D.F. Jamison, President of the Convention, and 169 delegates to the Secession Convention called by Gov. Francis W. Pickens. The historic resolution, which revoked South Carolina's ratification of the United States Constitution, was largely the work of Robert Barnwell Rhett, editor of the CHARLESTON MERCURY, which printed a well-known secession broadside of its own, proclaiming: "The Union Is Dissolved!" The secession resolution was passed unanimously at 1:15 p.m. on Dec. 20, after which Jamison said, "The Ordinance of Secession has been signed and ratified, and I proclaim the State of South Carolina an Independent Commonwealth." Shortly after passage of the ordinance Evans & Cogswell, printers to the convention, were asked to prepare a copy for use by the members. The convention reconvened in March 1861 to address issues related to the coming war. According to the report of Paul Quattlebaum, Chairman of the Committee on Printing, published as an appendix to the March 28, 1861 entry in the JOURNAL OF THE CONVENTION OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, the printing was "in a style creditable to the art; and by a careful comparison with the original, the Committee find it to bear a very notable similarity to it." The convention delegates immediately authorized Evans & Cogswell to print 200 lithographic copies of the Ordinance, to be distributed at the direction of D.F. Jamison. Evans & Cogswell likely printed the 200 copies, including the present copy, in the days that followed, and probably before the Battle of Fort Sumter on April 12. The copies were then most likely distributed to the convention delegates and other prominent state officials, such as William Dunlap Simpson. An exceedingly rare and important Civil War document, once belonging to a South Carolina governor and Civil War officer, with only eleven copies known in institutions according to Parrish & Willingham, and even fewer in auction records. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 3794. CRANDALL 1887. SABIN 87444. JOURNAL OF THE CONVENTION OF THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, pp.204, 543.

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        [FOUR JAPANESE MANUSCRIPTS, CONTAINING OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS AND REPORTS RELATING TO DIPLOMACY WITH THE RUSSIANS IN THE 19th CENTURY]

      [Nagasaki & Edo, 1861. 20; 16; 16; 14pp. Manuscript on rice paper. Two volumes tied with waste paper, two with thick paper wrappers, stitched. Minor worming in three volumes, occasionally affecting text. Red ink stamp inside front cover of one volume. Occasional light dampstaining and dust soiling. About very good. An interesting quartet of official Japanese reports on the attempts of Russian envoys in the early 19th century to secure a treaty with the Japanese authorities. The first two manuscripts comprise official Japanese scribal copies, made in 1810, of a treaty and "letters of reconciliation" sent by the Tsar in 1804 to Japan. Russian envoy Chamberlain Rezanov sailed with Krusenstern and put in at Nagasaki in the summer of 1804, armed with these documents. Rezanov had his letters of reconciliation taken to the Emperor, but after waiting months at Nagasaki, as officials shuffled between Edo and Nagasaki, his terms were denied, and he was sent away, although these documents indicate some manner of rapport was established. The letters of reconciliation include a second part comprising an interrogation in Japanese of four Russian sailors shipwrecked in 1810, who were gathered at the house of Kyoto merchant Toshimaya Skobe for interrogation. The next envoy, Yefivmy Putiatin, was more successful and signed the Treaty of Shimodo in 1855, allowing Russian vessels to trade in the ports of Nagasaki, Shimodo and Hakodate. The second pair of documents contain a description of the arrival of Putiatin at Shimodo in 1854, and a report on the arrival of a Russian ship sent to Japan in 1861. A useful set of documents for providing insight into the progress of relations between Russia and Japan in the 19th century, particularly as the four great powers at that time, America, Great Britain, France, and Russia, continued to pressure the Japanese government for further conciliatory treaties.

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        JOURNAL OF THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, AT THE ANNUAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, BEGUN AND HELD IN MILLEDGEVILLE, THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, IN 1861

      Milledgeville, Ga, 1861. 351pp. Stitched gatherings. Dust soiling and adhesive residue to outer leaves. Toning and foxing. Good. An uncommon journal of proceedings in the Georgia state Senate in their first session after Secession. The work includes a defiant and animated message from the Governor, Joseph E. Brown, as well accounts of the measures taken by Georgia to integrate itself into the Confederacy and to prepare for war. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 2811.

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        The Lamplighter's Story; Hunted Down; The Detective Police; and Other Nouvellettes

      T.B. Peterson and Brothers, Philadelphia 1861 - First and only ediiton. Octavo hardcover in emerald green cloth lettered and decorated in black and, gilt front board illustration of the title character, duplicated and with gilt lettering on the spine strip. 467 pp. Engraved frontis and first title page with ikages that also later appear in "Hunted Down"; one additional plate and several partial-page drawings also in "Hunted Down" which is the only illustrated tale in this volume. Includes the first book appearance of Queen's Quorum #4 "Hunted Down" also by Dickens (which has previously only appeared in a newspaper); the first book appearance of Willkie Coillins' "Ghost in The Cupboard Room", the first book apearance of "Ghost In The Garden Room by Elizabeth Gaskell. Also contains "The Detective Police" as well as several other "nouvellettes" by Dickens, "The Haunted House" by Dickens, "The Ghost In The Clock Room" by Miss Hesba Stretton, "The Ghost In The Double Room" (G. Augustus Sala), "The Ghost In The Picture Room" (in verse by Miss A. Proctor). Wear at the head and foot spine edges and a trifle rubbed along the outer hinges; bit of loss to the front endpapers from previous adhesions; very light tidemarking to the outer edges of the text block not affecting the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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