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         [UNCUT SHEET OF FOUR EARLY CONFEDERATE ELECTORAL TICKETS FOR THE STATE OF VIRGINIA]

      [N.p., likely Richmond, 1861. Broadside, matted to 7 x 11 inches, framed to 12 x 15 inches overall. Small marginal adhesive stain at top and bottom center, some wrinkling, small chip to lower right corner, contemporary ink signature in bottom margin. Very good. Matted and framed. An intriguing and exceedingly rare relic from the early days of the Confederacy - an uncut sheet of four Confederate electoral tickets for the November 6, 1861 election for president and vice president of the Confederacy, along with the electors, Confederate Congress, and the state convention for the state of Virginia. Each ticket lists Jefferson Davis for president, Alexander Stephens for vice president, two at-large state electors, sixteen district electors, John Brown Baldwin for the Confederate Congress, and John H. Hendren for the state convention. Davis, Stephens, Baldwin, and Hendren were each elected to his post, presumably along with most or all of the state electors listed on the tickets. Parrish & Willingham records two 1861 Virginia Confederate electoral tickets, but both are smaller than the present example. The text of the present example begins, "Electoral Ticket. Freedom and Independence. Election Day, Wednesday, Nov'er 6th. For President, Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi....." Rare, especially as an uncut sheet of four. OCLC lists no physical copies of even a single ticket.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana ]
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         Le Rameau d'Or d'Eleusis Contenant l'histoire abrégée de la Maçonnerie, son origine, ses mystères... son but... l'origine de tous les rites... les 95 rituels de la maçonnerie... l'explication de tous les symboles... le Kadosch templier... le grand Chapitre des chevaliers de la rose croissante, le tuileur universel, les 5 rituels de la maç:. d'adoption pour les dames, avec le tuileur complet...

      P., Chez l'auteur, 1861, in 4°, de 512 et IVpp., ill. de 7 très belles lithographies symboliques de Rambert tirées en bistre h.t., pl. chagrin brun époque, dos orné, qq. double encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats avec fleurons d'angles et monogramme doré A.A. frappé au centre, tr. dorées, nbr. rousseurs habituelles sinon bon exemplaire en reliure de luxe. Rarissime ouvrage maçonnique superbement illustré. L'auteur est avec son père G.M. Marconis le fondateur du rite de Memphis, il fut élu Grand Maître Général du rite en 1838. ¶ Caillet 7116 - Dorbon 2937 "rarissime" - Fesch col. 942

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         HAMBURG. - Geissler, Robert. Hamburg. Ein Führer durch die Stadt und ihre Umgebungen.

      Lpz., J.J. Weber 1861 - 16,5 x 11,5 cm. XVI, 224 S. Mit 1 gefalt. Frontispiz, vielen teils ganzs. Textabbildungen und 1 mehrf. gefalt. Plan, alles in Holzstich. OBroschur. Erste Ausgabe. - Robert Geissler (1819-1893) war deutscher Maler, Graphiker und Schriftsteller. Sein Führer von Hamburg ist sehr selten. - Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren. Teils gebräunt und braunfleckig. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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         Hamburg. Ein Führer durch die Stadt und ihre Umgebungen.

      Lpz., J.J. Weber, 1861. 16,5 x 11,5 cm. XVI, 224 S. Mit 1 gefalt. Frontispiz, vielen teils ganzs. Textabbildungen und 1 mehrf. gefalt. Plan, alles in Holzstich. OBroschur. Erste Ausgabe. - Robert Geissler (1819-1893) war deutscher Maler, Graphiker und Schriftsteller. Sein Führer von Hamburg ist sehr selten. - Einband mit Gebrauchsspuren. Teils gebräunt und braunfleckig. Versand D: 6,00 EUR Hamburg

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         Katechismus der Geologie oder Lehre vom innern Bau der festen Erdkruste und von deren Bildungsweise. //

      J.J. Weber,, Lpz., 1861 - VIII,124 Seiten; Halbleder der Zeit; kl.8°; mit 28 Abbildungen. (Beigebunden: G. Leonhard "Katechismus der Mineralogie", Lpz., 1862, 110 Seiten, mit 131 Abb.). // Titelseite mit Ausriß. Durchgehend leicht stockfleckig. Leder des Rückens etwas berieben. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le livre d?heures d?Anne de Bretagne.

      L. Curmer, [Paris 4228 - [Paris, L. Curmer, 1861]. In-folio (330 x 250 mm.) de 477 pp., demi-maroquin à larges coins marron, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, étui (Petit). Fac-similé en chromolithographie entièrement monté sur onglets d?un des plus beaux manuscrits enluminés de l?Ecole Française. Tirage à 850 exemplaires.Le second volume comprenant la traduction en français et les notes de l'abbé Delaunay n?est pas présent ici.Très bel exemplaire de ce superbe fac-similé du XIXe

      [Bookseller: Librairie d'Apre-Vent]
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         RECUEIL DE DOCUMENTS HISTORIQUES SUR LE GOÎTRE ET LE CRÉTINISME RASSEMBLÉS PAR WLADIMIR GRANOFF

      - Petit in-4° relié, demi-veau havane clair moderne, pièce de titre et de tomaison, monogramme gravé de la bibliothèque de Wladimir Granoff au bas du dos. Exemplaire en parfait état fleur de coin. Ce volume, deuxième d'une série de textes rassemblés par Wladimir Granoff sur le goître et le crétinisme contient les textes suivants, tous reliés à la suite : 1- Manuel LEVEN, Parallèle entre l'idiotie et le crétinisme (Paris - Rignoux - 1861), 48 pp. - bel ENVOI, partiellement rogné par le massicotage, de l'auteur au Professeur Baillarger sur la page de titre - thèse soutenue à Paris le 8 février 1861 ; 2- Pierre-Auguste CHAUVIN, Du goître dans le Jura (Paris - Rignoux - 1852), 48 pp. ; thèse soutenue à Paris le 12 août 1852 (cette thèse est curieusement plusieurs fois présente dans le volume) ; 3- Louis-Amédée GUILBERT, Etudes sur les eaux potables et en particulier sur les eaux du Noyonnais - description géologique de cette contrée et recherches étiologiques sur le goître (Paris - Rignoux - 1857), 62 pp. ; thèse soutenue à Paris le 23 juillet 1857 (fortes rousseurs sur les deux pages de titre) ; 4- Jean-Adolphe-Charles FONTANEL, Du goître - diagnostic différentiel des tumeurs de la glande thyroide (Paris - Rignoux - 1846), 48 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 27 janvier 1846; 5- Pierre-Auguste CHAUVIN, Du goître dans le Jura (Paris - Rignoux - 1852), 48 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 12 août 1852; 6- Gérard MARCHANT, Observations faites dans les Pyrenées pour servir à l'étude des causes du crétinisme (Paris - Rignoux - 1842), 66 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 31 août 1842 - bel ENVOI de l'auteur sur la page de titre, partiellement rogné par le massicotage, au Professeur Baillarger ; 7- L.-F.-C.-M. MORETIN, De l'étiologie du goître endémique et de ses indications prophylactiques et curatives (Paris - Rignoux - 1854), 104 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 22 juin 1854 - une grande carte dépliante en couleurs à la fin du texte Carte du bassin de la Seille représentant la largeur de la zône goîtreuse du Canton de Voiteur ; 8- Joseph-Bernard GUENOT, Nature et étiologie du crétinisme (Paris - A. Parent - 1864), 66 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 16 mars 1864; 9- Albin SAILLARD, Essai sur le goître épidémique (Paris - A. Parent - 1865), 55 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 26 décembre 1865 - une planche hors-texte plan de la Citadelle de Besançon ; 10- Ferdinand CHABOUREAU, Du goître suffocant et de la trachéotomie comme cure palliative de cette affection (Strasbourg - Christophe - 1869), 50 pp. ; 11- Emile MASSAIS, Essai sur le goître observé dans les Hautes-Alpes et en particulier dans le briançonnais - quelques considérations sur le crétinisme (Paris - Rignoux - 1861), 42 pp. ; 12- Louis-Edouard-Amédée CHOCUS, Du goître (Paris - Rignoux - 1847), 40 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 4 août 1847 ; 13- L.-J.-Eugène LENOIR, considérations sur l'étiologie du goître endémique (Paris - Rignoux - 1859), 34 pp. ; 14- Eugène-Quintien LE GENDRE, De la thyroïde (Paris - Rignoux - 1852), 54 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 31 août 1852 - trois planches hors-texte gravées - bel ENVOI de l'auteur sur la page de titre au Professeur Baillarger, partiellemnent rogné par le massicotage ; 15- Etienne MUSTON, Du goître (Paris - Rignoux - 1845), 36 pp. - thèse soutenue à Paris le 20 août 1845. Ce volume provient de la collection particulière de documents psychiatriques de Wladimir Granoff. Exemplaire en parfait état. Provenance De l'aliénisme au surréalisme, vente Guy Loudmer 1- juin 2011, expert Dagobert Asmara [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Richmond: A. Morris, Chas. H Wynne, Printer, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. 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.

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         Portefeuille archéologique de la Champagne. Préface de H. d'Arbois de Jubainville.

      Bar-sur-Aube, Mme Jardeaux-Ray, 1861. - Fort in-folio, rel. de l'époque demi-chagrin rouge, dos à 5 nerfs ornés de filets perlés dorés, titre doré, caissons à quadruple encadrement doré, toile rouge sur les plats, gardes marbrées, pagination multiple, complet de ses 89 planches en chromolithographie. Page de titre manquante, qqs. très pâles rousseurs concentrées au dos des planches et sur le serpentes, ex frais, complet planches et textes, en belle condition. Sommaire : Ouvrage comprenant: vitraux, 10pp, 7 pl. chromolithographiées (3 doubles) - Emaux: 4pp, 8 pl. chromolithographiées. - Peintures diverses (miniatures, peintures murales.), 57pp, 12 pl. chromolithographies dont une double - Textrine (tissus divers, broderies) : 4pp, 19 chromolithographies dont trois doubles - Sculpture sur bois et sur ivoire: 15pp, 9 chromolithographies dont une double -Sculpture sur pierre - gravure monumentale: 20pp, 4 pl. chromolithographies dont une double - Bijoux Orfèvrerie: 52pp, 8 pl. chromolithographies dont une double - Sigillographie, 44pp, 6 pl. chromos - Ferronnerie Serrurerie, 1p, 3 pl. chromolithographiées - Céramique: 15pp, 8 pl. chromolithographiées dont une double - Antiques: 5pp, 5 pl. chromolithographies - Mobilier civil et religieux: 16pp, table, 4pp., complet de ses 89 planches sous serpentes, conformément à la table. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Atlas zu Alexander von Humboldt`s Kosmos. Volks-Ausgabe in zweiundvierzig colorirten Tafeln.

      Stuttgart, Hoffmann`sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (1861) 33,5 x 28,5 cm. 28 Textseiten und 42 Tafeln, davon 39 koloriert und 3 Stahlstichtafeln. Grüner Orig.-Leinenband mit Gold- und Blindprägung. Einband gelegentlich min. fleckig. Im Gelenk stark gelockert, sonst gutes Exemplar.Versand D: 5,00 EUR Atlanten, Atlases, Maps, Geographie, Topographie, Geopolitik, geography, topography, geopolitique

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         THE ROYAL ATLAS OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY Exhibiting, in a Series of Entirely Original and Authentic Maps, the present Condition of Geographical Discovery and Research in the Several Countries, Empires, and States of the World. With a Special Index to Each Map.

      Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. 48 double-page maps hand-coloured in outline. With a Special Index to each Map. Prospectus for "The Pyscial Atlas of Natural Phenomena tipped in at back" Contemporary (publisher's) half-morocco binding, with burgundy cloth covered boards, gilt vignette to the front board, lettered in gilt. Binding very good and strong with a little general wear and a little rubbing to joints and extremities. Contents clean and tight, foxing to the first and last few pages only, maps all excellent and collated complete. A very good clean copy in a very good strong original binding.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Elephant Folio (35 x 50cm). Book.

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         South Carolina Secretary of State Reports to Governor on Foreign Affairs of the "Nation"

      Charleston, South Carolina 1861 - Autograph Letter Signed, likely retained copy, to Francis W. Pickens, Charleston, South Carolina, March 24, 1861. 4 pp., 7 7/8 x 12 1/2 in. "in anticipation of the Convention of the Seceding States, a common necessity should induce a common obligation on these States to share with each other, the means of defence or the dangers of attack." Complete Transcript State of South Carolina, Executive Office, State Department, Charleston, 24 March, 1861.Sir. In obedience to a resolution of the Executive Council, I beg respectfully to report to you, such matters transacted in the Department of the Executive Council under my charge, as may be of interest to the Convention.The printed series of Executive Documents which accompany this Report, will fully & sufficiently explain the circumstances which induced them. To these, no more particular reference, is necessary, than such as it may be proper to make in explanation of the mission committed to the Hon. I. W. Hayne. The real purpose of that mission was to determine with precision the precise position occupied by the Government of the U States to the state of South Carolina. The repulse of the Star of the West with reinforcements changed or rather defined more sharply the former relations of the State; & the communication the commander of Fort Sumter required that the power to execute a purpose like that threatened by him; should not be within the control of any one larger than was necessary to accomplish its overthrow To demand the surrender of the Fort, therefore became a duty; & if a duty, to transfer the demand to the Government by which the transfer only could be ordered, was manifestly proper. In the prosecution of the demand, it was regarded as fortunate, that circumstances, not invited by the State, but yet commanding its respectful attention, should have intervened: and that these should have led to the exposure of the pretended grounds upon which the maintenance of Fort Sumter was rested by the Government of the U States; & at the same time in a just deference to the wishes of Sister States, have incidentally involved a delay of great consequence to the State in the preparation of its defences. Among the papers of this Department which are not published, but which may be of interest, are the despatches communicated to the Commissioners of the State to the several States, then about to secede. These despatches show the interest taken in the welfare of that State supposed to be the most defenceless. The commissioner to Florida was requested to give to that State the assurance that its cause was regarded by the other States with as much solicitude as their own; and that in anticipation of the Convention of the Seceding States, a common necessity should induce a common obligation on these States to share with each other, the means of defence or the dangers of attack. The more full expression of these opinions will be found in the copies of despatches herewith enclosed.No occasion has arisen in which it was considered necessary during the separate condition of the State to require distinctly from the representative of any Foreign Power the recognition of its political independence except in the case of the appointment of a successor to the Spanish Consul at this port. The communication then addressed to Mr Moncado,[1] will show the course pursued in regard to such officials within the limits of the State. Upon the ascertainment of the fact, that the President of the U States had recognized a successor to Mr Moncado, a letter was addressed to that gentleman, informing him that his successor would not be allowed to enter upon his office within the limits of the State, unless he would present his credentials & be recognized by the Governor of this State. The hope was expressed that the consul who was then in office would be allowed to remain at this port. The letter was communicated by the Spanish Consul to the Spanish minister at Washingto. (See website for full description)

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         Ein Beitrag zu den Untersuchungen über die Bewegung eines flüssigen gleichartigen Ellipsoides.

      Göttingen Dieterich 1861 - (25 x 21 cm). 36 S. Halbleinwandband der Zeit. (Sonderdruck aus: Abh. der Kgl. Ges. der Wiss. zu Göttingen). Erste Ausgabe, hier im seltenen Sonderdruck. - Riemann verallgemeinert in der noch von ihm selbst veröffentlichten Arbeit die klassischen Untersuchungen von MacLaurin, Lagrange und Dirichlet. - Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Rücken ausgebleicht und sorgsam restauriert, sonst sauber und wohlerhalten. - DSB 11, 447; Poggendorff III, 1122 [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Handbuch der Photographie auf Collodion. Positive und Negative auf Glas. Positive auf Papier. 3. umgearbeitete Auflage.

      Berlin Grieben 1861 - (17 x 12 cm). VIII. 168 S., 6 Bll. Anzeigen. Mit 14 Abbildungen und dem eingeklebten Muster eines "albuminirten sächsischen" Papieres. Leinwandband der Zeit. Erstmals 1859 erschienenes Handbuch, in dem der Verfasser ausschließlich selbst überprüfte Anweisungen und Rezepte veröffentlicht. Neben einer ausführlichen Einleitung ist der Band in die Bereiche "Photographie auf Collodion"; "Lösungen zum Collodion-Verfahren" und "das Copir-Verfahren" unterteilt. Zudem sind Kapitel über die Camera obscura, die Anfertigung der Stereoskopbilder, Visitenkarten-Portraits etc. enthalten. Besondere Beachtung verdient der 8 Seiten umfassende Katalog des "Photographie-Institut (Eduard Liesegang)" in Elberfeld mit Preisangaben. - Vorsatz mit hinterlegtem Einriss. Vereinzelt leicht fleckig, 3 Seiten stärker. Einband gering berieben und stellenweise leicht fleckig. Insgesamt wohlerhalten. - Heidtmann 2508

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         Byloe i dumy [My Past and Thoughts], vol. 1: 1812-1838. From the Chimen Abramsky collection

      Vol'naia Russkaia Tipografiia, London 1861 - Octavo (19 × 12.5 cm). Contemporary half-leather binding with gilt-tooled red leather spine label; original wrappers not preserved; XII, 413, III pp. A very good copy, with wide uncut margins in an attractive contemporary binding and with an important provenance. First part of the first edition of Alexander Herzen's most important work, the memoirs published during his exile in England. A key member of the Moscow Hegelian group of "Westernizers" around the critics and philosophers Vissarion Belinsky, Mikhail Bakunin, and Timofei Granovskii, Herzen left Russia in 1846 and lived in Berlin, Brussels, Paris (where he experienced the Revolution of 1848), Geneva and London. To help the political goals of the Russian emigration, Herzen founded the "Free Russian Press" ("Vol'naia Russkaia Tipografiia") in London in 1853, which published books and journals without preliminary censorship, and issued two famous periodicals, "The Polar Star" (Poliarnaia zvezda) and "Kolokol" ("Die Glocke"). He died in Geneva in 1870. This copy from the famous collection of Socialistica of the Marxist bibliophile and scholar Chimen Abramsky (1916-2010), who fled to London from the Soviet Union in the early 1930s and became a leading specialist in both Judaica and socialist thought. His collection, parts of which were auctioned after his death, has recently been commemorated in his son's biography, The House of Twenty Thousand Books (2014). [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Albumen Portrait Photograph of Medal of Honor-winner Captain William Y.W. Ripley [with Book]: Vermont Riflemen in the War For The Union, 1861 to 1865. A History of Company F, First United States Sharp Shooters

      (Rutland, Vermont), 1861. Near Fine. An original albumen print of the celebrated Union Army officer William Y.W. Ripley, together with a handsome first edition copy of his History of Company F, First United States Sharp Shooters. Ripley was wounded and later received the Medal of Honor for heroism as second in command of the 1st U.S. Sharpshooters at the Battle of Malvern Hill (July 1, 1862). Born in Middlebury, Vermont, Ripley first served as a Lieutenant in the Rutland Light Guards (1858). In May, 1861 he entered the Union Army for the Civil War as Captain and commander of the Rutland Light Guards, which was mustered in as Company K, 1st Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment. In the fall of 1861 Ripley joined the 1st United States Sharpshooters as Lieutenant Colonel and second in command. He fought in several battles, including the Battle of Malvern Hill, at which he was seriously wounded. His wounds proved serious enough to prevent him from returning to the field.The oval albumen photograph of Ripley was taken in 1861, when he was serving as Captain of the Rutland Light Guards. It measures about 5.25" x &.5", and has two small paper strips mounted at the top and bottom of the print: "Captain William Y.W. Ripley, Rutland Lt. Guard" and "Berdan's Sharp Shooters." Housed in an oval wood frame, matted and glazed. A bright, near fine print in a very good frame with rubbing and scattered scratches to the original silver opaque surface of the frame. (Not examined out of the frame).The first edition of Ripley's book was published in Rutland, Vermon by Tuttle & Co. Printers in 1883. Octavo. pp. [1-3] 4-204. Bound in publisher's green cloth, stamped in black and gold on the front board. With the bookplate of Vermont author and editor Marius B. Peladeau on the front pastedown. Corners are bumped, small number stamp on the verso of the title page and bottom margin of the final page, a bookplate was neatly removed from the back pastedown as evidenced by a rectangular patch of light toning and light surface tears to the pastedown, else still a handsome, near fine copy. A nice association and historically important pair of items.

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         Sammelblatt, Gesamtansicht umgeben von 14 Teilansichten, "Leer von Visscher's Mühle aus gesehen.".

      - Lithographie m. zwei Tonplatten v. J. Hesse n. G. Kistenmacher b. Securius in Emden und Leer, nach 1861, 33,5 x 58 Um die dekorative Gesamtansicht (17,5 x 39,5) folgende Teilansichten: Kaimauer, Leerort, Dock und steuerfreie Niederlage, Ledabrücke, Plietenberg, Lutherische Kirche, Bahnhof, Pfefferstrasse, Osterstraße, Uferplatz, Heisfelderstraße, Mühlenstraße, Schloß Evenburg und Reformierte Kirche. Oberhalb der Darstellung das alte Wappen, es wurde 1861 von König Georg V. von Hannover verliehen.

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         Byloe i dumy [My Past and Thoughts], vol. 1: 1812-1838. From the Chimen Abramsky collection

      London: Vol'naia Russkaia Tipografiia, 1861. Octavo (19 × 12.5 cm). Contemporary half-leather binding with gilt-tooled red leather spine label; original wrappers not preserved; XII, 413, III pp. A very good copy, with wide uncut margins in an attractive contemporary binding and with an important provenance. First part of the first edition of Alexander Herzen's most important work, the memoirs published during his exile in England. A key member of the Moscow Hegelian group of "Westernizers" around the critics and philosophers Vissarion Belinsky, Mikhail Bakunin, and Timofei Granovskii, Herzen left Russia in 1846 and lived in Berlin, Brussels, Paris (where he experienced the Revolution of 1848), Geneva and London. To help the political goals of the Russian emigration, Herzen founded the "Free Russian Press" ("Vol'naia Russkaia Tipografiia") in London in 1853, which published books and journals without preliminary censorship, and issued two famous periodicals, "The Polar Star" (Poliarnaia zvezda) and "Kolokol" ("Die Glocke"). He died in Geneva in 1870. This copy from the famous collection of Socialistica of the Marxist bibliophile and scholar Chimen Abramsky (1916-2010), who fled to London from the Soviet Union in the early 1930s and became a leading specialist in both Judaica and socialist thought. His collection, parts of which were auctioned after his death, has recently been commemorated in his son's biography, The House of Twenty Thousand Books (2014).

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         SANITARY COMMISSION. RULES FOR PRESERVING THE HEALTH OF THE SOLDIER

      Washington 1861 - [1] 2-14 [2 blank] pp. 12mo. 5-1/4" x 3-7/8" MS signature to upper wrapper: "Comp. F. Sergt. De Wakeman." Adopted and approved by the commission at a meeting held at Washington, July 12th, 1861. Commissioners: Henry W. Bellows, Prof. A. D. Bache, Elisha Harris, M. D., George W. Cullum, U. S. Army, Alexander E. Shiras, U. S. Army, Robert C. Wood, M. D., U. S. Army, William H. Van Buren, M. D., Wolcott Gibbs, M. D., Samuel G. Howe, M. D., Cornelius R. Agnew, M. D., J. S. Newberry, M. D., George T. Strong, and Fred. Law Olmstead. Some minor spots of foxing, small creases to upper right corner, internally bright; overall VG. Original printed tan paper wrappers, stitched [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Key Documents Regarding South Carolina’s Attempt to Have President Buchanan Surrender Fort Sumter Without a Fight

      Washington, D.C. 1861 - Three copies of letters, to President James Buchanan, Senators from Seceding States, and Isaac W. Hayne. Washington, D.C., January 10, 1861, January 17, 1861, and January 23, 1861, 5 pp. total plus docketing. Historical BackgroundOn December 20, 1860, South Carolina voted to secede from the United States. Six days later, Major Robert Anderson in command of U.S. forces in Charleston harbor moved his small garrison from Fort Moultrie to the more defensible Fort Sumter. On January 9, the steamer Star of the West attempted to resupply the garrison at Fort Sumter, but South Carolina militia fired on it, forcing it to withdraw.South Carolina Governor Francis W. Pickens demanded the surrender of Fort Sumter and sent state Attorney General Isaac W. Hayne as a special envoy to President James Buchanan to negotiate a peaceful transfer of the fort from the federal government to South Carolina. Hayne carried a letter to President James Buchanan in which Pickens asserted that Federal possession of Fort Sumter was "not consistent with the dignity or safety of the State of South Carolina."[I] have instructed [Hayne] to demand the delivery of Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, to the constituted authorities of the State of South Carolina. The demand . is suggested because of my earnest desire to avoid bloodshed which a persistence of your attempt to retain possession of that fort will cause.[1]When Hayne arrived in Washington in mid-January, only South Carolina, Mississippi, and Florida had seceded. Hayne met with Buchanan on January 14 and agreed to deliver Pickens's letter to him the next day, along with a formal cover letter. Senators from other southern states assured Hayne of their sympathy, but asked him to delay delivering his ultimatum if Buchanan would assure him that he would not reinforce Fort Sumter.On January 19, through this letter, the southern senators forwarded their correspondence with Hayne to the lame duck President Buchanan. He responded through Secretary of War Joseph Holt that his actions had been neither hostile nor unfriendly toward South Carolina. He had a duty to preserve and protect federal property but did not deem it necessary to reinforce Fort Sumter immediately.On January 23, the southern senators that remained in Washington sent that response to Hayne assuring him that the federal government would not reinforce Fort Sumter. Hayne delayed for two more weeks. On January 30, Hayne received Pickens' instructions. As expected, the governor was intractable. In a lengthy, high-handed cover letter to Buchanan, Hayne asserted the right of South Carolina "as a separate independent sovereign," to "take into her own possession everything within her limits essential to maintain her honor or safety." He then enclosed Pickens' earlier ultimatum. The president promptly consulted with Holt about reinforcing Sumter. On February 8, in a message regarding the fort, Buchanan gave copies of the correspondence to Congress. By that time, another five states had seceded: Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana. On that day, delegates in Montgomery, Alabama, adopted a provisional Confederate Constitution. Southern Senators Try to Avert War Over Fort Sumter and Stall to Allow More States to SecedeBENJAMIN FITZPATRICK, STEPHEN R. MALLORY, and JOHN SLIDELL, Copy of Letter to President James Buchanan, Washington, D.C., January 10, 1861. 1 p., 7 7/8 x 12½ in.Complete Transcript Senate Chamber 10th Jany 1861Sir We have been requested to present to you copies of a correspondence between certain Senators of the United States, and Col Isaac W. Hayne now in this city on behalf of the government of South Carolina and to ask that you will take into consideration the subject of said correspondence Very Respectfully yr obt servt (signed)[2] Ben Fitzpatrick S. R Mallory John SlidellTo His ExcellyJames BuchananPresident of the United States[Docketing:] No 10 / Letter of Senators of sec. (See website for full description)

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         Novum Testamentum Graece

      674 pages sider, Coloniæ Agrippinæ, 1861, Bound in a vetry fine half calf with raised bands and rich golddecoration and goldtext on spine, Boards of olive tree from the Mount of olives With an inscription in the book Rev. Thomas. From Miss Butch on the return from Jerusalem July 1864. Bound in olivewood from the Mount of Olive. In the mid 19th century a large limb fell and was bound into a few Bibles Very scarce kopy

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         Carte statistique des égouts [et] Plan statistique (des eaux)

      1861 - 2 plans en lithographie aux Paris, Imp. lithographique de V. Janson [et] Imp. Lemercier, 1861, in-4, 2 plans en lithographie aux limites en couleurs, divisés chacun en 4 sections, elles-mêmes découpées en 15 [Égouts] et 18 feuilles [Eaux], soit : 8 sections, entoilées et repliées au format in-4 [32 x 22 cm], avec étiquettes imprimées et contrecollées sur les premiers plats ; chacun des 2 plans est placé sous chemises demi-percaline verte portant des étiquettes imprimées aux armes de la ville de paris avec cartouches comportant les titres "égouts" et "eaux" ; le tout sous étui cartonné (chemises et étui moderne), Carte et plan dressés à la demande du Conseil municipal par Mr l'ingénieur en chef Emmery, continués par ses successeurs, étendus jusqu'aux fortifications, par ordre de Mr le baron Haussmann, sénateur, préfet de la Seine. Chaque plan est partagé en 4 sections correspondant aux zones géographiques nord-est, nord-ouest, sud-ouest et sud-est. Les titres apparaissent sur la section nord-est, dans l'angle supérieur droit ; sur le plan statistique des Eaux se trouve le blason de la ville de Paris. La légende de la carte "Égouts" figure sur la carte du nord-est : y sont indiqués le tracé des égouts, l'emplacement des bouches, grilles, trappes, points de partage et égouts de première urgence projetés dans la zone suburbaine. Les indications sont en bleu pour les cours d'eau et la limite des fortifications, en rouge pour le tracé des égouts. En pied de la section sud-est est donné le nom de l'imprimeur V. Janson. La légende de la carte "Eaux" se trouve sur la section sud-ouest : elle indique le tracé des eaux du canal de l'Ourcq, de Seine, du puits de Grenelle, des sources de l'Arsenal et de Belleville, les aqueducs, les réservoirs et les limites de départements, d'arrondissements, de cantons, de communes et de lieux-dits. Sur cette même section apparait un tableau comparatif des hauteurs d'eau dans les réservoirs et dans les cuvettes de distribution. En pied de la section sud-est est donné le nom de l'imprimeur Lemercier. Importants plans statistiques mis à jour pour l'année 1861, à une période charnière dans le développement du service municipal de la ville de Paris consacré à la gestion des eaux et égouts. La publication de ces plans, due à l'initiative de l'ingénieur en chef Henri-Charles Emmery (1789-1842), débute en 1839 ; ces outils, indispensables aux ingénieurs pour synchroniser leurs activité, permettent à Emmery de procéder à une "réorganisation du travail visant à coordonner les réseaux d'égout, les conduites d'eau et le tracé des rues" (Thomine-Berrada). Après la Monarchie de Juillet, la méthode d'Emmery est maintenue, tandis que l'emprise des services techniques sur la ville se renforce. Sous le Second Empire, avec Haussmann et l'ingénieur général des ponts et chaussées Eugène Belgrand, le schéma d'organisation du réseau de distribution et d'assainissement des eaux de Paris se met véritablement en place, afin de permettre une alimentation en eau indépendante des rivières et des puits, qui étaient souvent contaminés, et de répondre à l'accroissement de la demande de la part des foyers et des industries. Les enquêtes statistiques et cartographiques initiées par Emmery demeurent essentielles dans cette réorganisation. Jolis plans, en bon état, avec indications colorées très bien préservées. Transfert, en négatif, de l'encre au revers des toiles et piqûres. Un petit dessin marginal l'encre a été fait sur la carte des égouts du sud-ouest. L'étiquette de la carte des égouts sud-est a été arrachée. Laurence Lestel, Catherine Carré, Les rivières urbaines et leur pollution. Quae, 2016. Alice Thomine-Berrada, "Histoire des politiques d'urbanisme à Paris (XVIe-XXe siècles)". École Pratique des Hautes Études. Section des sciences historiques et philologiques. Livret-Annuaire, 2007, Volume 138, n° 21, pp. 313-318. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         L'Enfer de Dante Alighieri avec les dessins de Gustave Doré. Traduction française de Pier-Angelo Fiorentino, accompagnée du texte italien.

      P., Hachette, 1861. - In-folio, reliure époque demi-chagrin à coins grenat, dos à 5 nerfs, caissons bordés d'un double filet à froid, titre, lieu et date dorés, double filet à froid aux plats, tête dorée, [2] ff., IV-194 pp., 76 planches dont le portrait de Dante en frontispice. Coiffe de tête en partie découverte, coins émoussés, accrocs aux coupes, rousseurs sporadiques modérées et presque exclusivement margines, déch. sans perte sur la serp. de la dernière pl., la serp. de la pl. 37 placée tête bêche. Exemplaire bien relié. Premier tirage de la somptueuse illustration composée par Gustave Doré. C'est selon Carteret, l'un des livres les plus rares de Doré. Ex-libris armorié gravé Quinette de Rochemont. Réf. bibliographiques : Carteret III, 184. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Die Stiftshütte

      Friedrich Andreas Perthes, Gotha 1861 - 8vo. vi. 1732pp. Ex library. Three-quarter leather over marbled boards with gilt lettering to spine. Raised bands. Paper label with call number to spine. Rubbing to leather. Corners bumped and worn. Wear to edges. Bookplate and stamp of previous owner to inside of front board. Free front endpaper loose. Charge pocket on rear endpaper. Tissue-guarded frontispiece in sepia. Significant study of classical-era Jewish liturgy and religious paraphernalia and iconography. Magnificently illustrated with four beautiful hand colored prints and many in-text b/w drawings. All color plates are tissue-guarded. Text in German. Binding in good, interior in very good condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Storia della Sicilia XI Vol.

      Storia della Sicilia XI Vol.. , , Volumi in ottime condizioni.Copertine in cartonato in similpelle rossa, fregi e scritte in oro sul piatto anteriore e dorso.Pp. 7000 circa totali.II edizione.Illustrazioni a colori e in b/n dentro e fuori testoIn 4°Vol. I - La Sicilia antica 1Vol. II - La Sicilia antica 2Vol. III - Il medioevo della conquista musulmana al viceregnoVol. IV - L'età moderna fino all'unitàVol. V - La Sicilia contemporanea 1861-1996Vol. VI - Cultura e arte nell'età anticaVol. VII - Pensiero e cultura letteraria Siciliana 1Vol. VIII - Pensiero e cultura letteraria Siciliana 2Vol. IX - Arti figurative e architettura in Sicilia 1Vol. X - Arti figurative e architettura in Sicilia 2 Vol. XI - La Sicilia dei viaggiatoriStoria della Sicilia aggiornata e ampliata rispetto alla I edizione.visitate il nostro sito che è sempre in costante aggiornamento www.amarcordlibri.it

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         RUSSIAN CYRILLIC EDUCATIONAL ATLAS:. [UCEBNYJ ATLAS? E. FON? SIDOVA. SOSTOJASCIJ IZ? SOROKA SESTI RASKRASENNYCH? KART? / LEARNING ATLAS E. VON SIDOW, CONSISTING

      Gotha, Saxony [Germany]: Justus Perthes, . 1861 - Large Oblong 4° (25.5 x 33 cm / 10 x 13 inches): Collation Complete - [1, half title], [1, title], [1, dedication], [2pp. (author’s preface)], 16 pp. (text, half page size leaves), 46 lithographed and chromolithographed plates, some with original outline hand colour (maps, diagrams; plates 14-15 combined as a large folding map; plates 20-21 combined a folding plate), [1, publisher’s advertisement], bound in original blue marbled boards, 20th Century replacement cloth spine (Good, creasing to half-title and loss to lower-right corner with old paper filling; minor staining to title and dedication; light marginal sting to many plates throughout; small closed tears entering image but with no loss to plates 1 & 3; closed tear along fold to plate 14; plates 11 & 12 with pronounced staining; plates 32, 38, 39, 42-46 with some staining within map itself; publisher’s advertisement at end creased; binding boards worn, with marginal chipping and loss). Rare and beautifully produced – Emil von Sydow’s ‘U?ebnyj Atlas’, the special Russian Cyrillic version of his famous ‘Schul-Atlas’, the work that formed the popular basis for modern methodical cartography. - This rare and beautifully produced atlas is a special Russian Cyrillic edition of the Emil von Sydow’s Schul-Atlas, one of 19th Century’s most influential and important works of geographic educational literature. Emil von Sydow, a German military cartographer and educator, was a global pioneer in modern methodical cartography. While by no measure the inventor of the school atlas, Sydow introduced standard conventions for the representation of topographical features, thematic information and political boundaries, all with an elegant clarity of expression, which became the gold standard for educational maps worldwide. His methods were best expressed by his Schul-Atlas, which was published by the venerable firm of Justus Perthes of Gotha in 39 editions from 1847 to 1887. The atlas was the most important of its kind of its era and its style and methodology were widely copied and emulated the world over.The present U?ebnyj Atlas is a special, enlarged edition of Sydow’s Schul-Atlas, which features maps and text entirely redone in Russian Cyrillic, containing 44 plates (with 2 plates being ‘combined’ to make a total of 46 plates as numbered), such that it has additional maps beyond the collation of the standard German language edition, which have 42 plates. The U?ebnyj Atlas was issued by Sydow and the Perthes firm in an effort to access the extremely large, but hitherto difficult to penetrate, Russian market. The atlas was issued in four editions: 1858, 1861 (the present example), 1866 and 1872. While statistics do not exist, it seems that the print runs of each of the Russian editions was quite limited, and certainly compared to the mass production of the German editions of the immensely popular Schul-Atlas. The curious additions to the U?ebnyj Atlas of the two maps dedicated to Finland and the . SEE OUR WEB PAGE FOR LONGER DESCRIPTION

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         Correspondence between Thomas F. Rowland, Colonel William Borden, and J.B. Andrews regarding the fabrication of ironwork parts needed in the construction of the ironclad, USS New Ironsides

      Greenpoint (Brooklyn), New York, 1861. Very good. This 3-page letter and endorsement measure approximately 8" x 9". It was apparently delivered by courier between Rowland's Continental Iron Works and the Providence Tool and Armory Company, which employed both Borden and Andrews, as there are no postal markings. The letter has two horizontal folds and the cover is docketed, "W. Borden Order. - Oct. 22d/61." It is in nice shape with some small splits beginning at the folds. The Brooklyn shipyard, especially Rowland's Continental Iron Works, was an especially bustling place when this order was placed. The U.S. Navy had recently learned that the Confederacy was soon to launch the CSS Virginia (better known as the Merrimac) and had contracted for the rapid construction of three ironclad prototypes with three different firms. The Maxon, Fish and Company began what was to become the USS Galena, Merrick & Sons designed what would become the USS New Ironsides, and Battery Associates led the conglomerate that would build the USS Monitor. Rowland's firm was subcontracted to build the Monitor's hull at the Geenpoint shipyard and apparently elements of the other two vessels as well. In this document, Borden urgently forwards Rowland's order to Andrews to fabricate fittings for carriages to hold eight 8" guns and ten pivot or slide carriages for Parrot guns. In Rowland's order to Borden, he includes a sketch and detailed specification of the fittings for the 8" gun carriages. The archivist at the Mariners' Museum, the official repository of the Monitor Collection believes these parts were most likely used in the construction of the New Ironsides, although that cannot be positively confirmed as no archives of company records for Merrick & Sons exist. A unique record of a critical shipbuilding project in the middle of a Civil War arms race.

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         The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems

      Macmillan & Co, Cambridge 1861 - First edition, third issue (with points: four notes on page 323, gothic half-title, and no price on the spine). [xii], 332 pp. 8vo. Inscribed by Matthew Arnold to Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve. The most famous of all English anthologies of poetry. This copy is inscribed on the half-title from England's foremost literary critic, Matthew Arnold, to his French counterpart, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve ("souvenir affectueux," dated January 1, 1861). Tipped-in at the front is a splendid three-page letter in French from Arnold to Sainte-Beuve, sending the book ("un très modeste cadeau - parvum sed bonum"), and commenting upon it at length. Arnold names Palgrave as his friend, and praises his efforts, particularly his ability to find poems of great quality not widely known, such as an ode by Andrew Marvell. Arnold goes on to express his astonishment at the poetical abilities of the English nation, comparable, in his opinion, only to those of ancient Greece. In his conclusion Arnold speaks warmly of Sainte-Beuve's most recent books, but expresses some concern over the tone of sadness and discouragement which he found in his friend's last letter; he suggests that Sainte-Beuve have a look at his poem "Empedocles." This volume had once been owned by the Arnold critic and bibliographer Thomas Burnett Smart, before being offered for sale in 1913 by the bookseller Herbert E. Gorfin (known for his association with T. J. Wise), and then resurfacing at a Hodgson's auction in London in 1945. Provenance: Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (with Arnold's presentation inscription); Thomas Burnett Smart (published in Athenaeum volume 112, 3 September 1898, 325); Herbert E. Gorfin; sold Hodgson's, 22 February 1945, lot 148; H. Bradley Martin (Sotheby's New York, April 30, 1990, lot 3084) Publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt. Split at gutter at pp. 128-9, else fine, in custom green half morocco slipcase First edition, third issue (with points: four notes on page 323, gothic half-title, and no price on the spine). [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         Collection of 36 albumen prints].[Mexico, ca. 1896-1907]. Size mainly between 10 x 14 and 12.5 x 20.5 cm. 30 large and 6 smaller paper photographs, the large captioned in English and numbered in the negative with photographer's name [C.B.] Waite bottom right. Mounted on 30 leafs (one leaf with pasted booksellers and stationers ticket of F.F. Hansell & brothers, New Orleans). With: (2) [PHOTOGRAPHY - MEXICO]. [Collection of 38 related smaller format black and white prints and silver print snapshots mounted on 7 leafs, plus a small Kodak panorama in 4 parts, pasted on 2 leafs]. [Mexico, ca. 1960-70]. Size mainly between 7 x 9 and 9 x 13 cm.

      - Ad 1: Interesting collection of 36 photographs illustrating the daily life, religion and nature of Mexico, the state of Veracruz in particular, of which 30 numbered and with the name of the photographer C.B. Waite. The American photographer and member of Sonora News Agency Charles Burlingame Waite (born 1861) moved from California to Mexico in 1896 and was active there until his return to the United States in 1913. His photographic activities ranged from documentation of archaeological and scientific expeditions to contributions to periodicals and tourist guides.The René D'Harnoncourt Photograph Collection 1900-1925 (Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, USA) holds many photographs of Waite, the majority dated 1901-1907. The Research Library of the Gettty Institute, the University of California in Berkeley and the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque also have a collection of Waite photographs.Ad 2: Collection showing cows on the road near Vera Cruz, a ceramist at Coyotepec (Oaxaca), stone work at Mitla (Oaxaca), a Western family posing at archaeological sites, Indians dancing in the Cathedral square (of Mexico city?), a bulls stadium ring, views of Acapulco, etc.Ad 1; About half of the photographs faded but images still clearly visible; few with small corners torn off. Important collection capturing early 20th-century Mexico.

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         Sammelblatt, Gesamtansicht umgeben von 14 Teilansichten, "Leer von Visscher's Mühle aus gesehen.".

      - Lithographie m. zwei Tonplatten v. J. Hesse n. G. Kistenmacher b. Securius in Emden und Leer, nach 1861, 33,5 x 58 Um die dekorative Gesamtansicht (17,5 x 39,5) folgende Teilansichten: Kaimauer, Leerort, Dock und steuerfreie Niederlage, Ledabrücke, Plietenberg, Lutherische Kirche, Bahnhof, Pfefferstrasse, Osterstraße, Uferplatz, Heisfelderstraße, Mühlenstraße, Schloß Evenburg und Reformierte Kirche. Oberhalb der Darstellung das alte Wappen, es wurde 1861 von König Georg V. von Hannover verliehen. Sprache: Deutsch

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         The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems

      Cambridge: Macmillan & Co, 1861. First edition, third issue (with points: four notes on page 323, gothic half-title, and no price on the spine). [xii], 332 pp. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt. Split at gutter at pp. 128-9, else fine, in custom green half morocco slipcase. First edition, third issue (with points: four notes on page 323, gothic half-title, and no price on the spine). [xii], 332 pp. 8vo. Inscribed by Matthew Arnold to Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve. The most famous of all English anthologies of poetry. This copy is inscribed on the half-title from England's foremost literary critic, Matthew Arnold, to his French counterpart, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve ("souvenir affectueux," dated January 1, 1861). Tipped-in at the front is a splendid three-page letter in French from Arnold to Sainte-Beuve, sending the book ("un très modeste cadeau - parvum sed bonum"), and commenting upon it at length. Arnold names Palgrave as his friend, and praises his efforts, particularly his ability to find poems of great quality not widely known, such as an ode by Andrew Marvell. Arnold goes on to express his astonishment at the poetical abilities of the English nation, comparable, in his opinion, only to those of ancient Greece. In his conclusion Arnold speaks warmly of Sainte-Beuve's most recent books, but expresses some concern over the tone of sadness and discouragement which he found in his friend's last letter; he suggests that Sainte-Beuve have a look at his poem "Empedocles." This volume had once been owned by the Arnold critic and bibliographer Thomas Burnett Smart, before being offered for sale in 1913 by the bookseller Herbert E. Gorfin (known for his association with T. J. Wise), and then resurfacing at a Hodgson's auction in London in 1945. Provenance: Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (with Arnold's presentation inscription); Thomas Burnett Smart (published in Athenaeum volume 112, 3 September 1898, 325); Herbert E. Gorfin; sold Hodgson's, 22 February 1945, lot 148; H. Bradley Martin (Sotheby's New York, April 30, 1990, lot 3084)

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         Rifles and Rifle Practice, an Elementary Treatise upon the Theory of Rifle Firing, Explaining the Causes of Inaccuracy of Fire, and the Manner of Correcting It, with Descriptions of the Infantry Rifles of Europe and the United States, Their Balls and Cartridges

      D. Van Nostrand, 1861-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Bound in publisher's green cloth with gold soldier on front. viii, 276 pages, [6] leaves of plates : illustrations (some folded) ; 20 cm. Colonel William Howard, Marine Artillery written title margin (New York Marine Artillery). Riling 729 (1860 edition).
General Cadmus Wilcox was a veteran of the Mexican American and American Civil War (CSA). Wilcox attended West Point (class 1846) with McClellan and Jackson. Later after his service in the Mexican American War, he returned to West Point as an instructor and wrote this book, the standard textbook on riffles and rifle firing. During the Civil War he served as a brigadier general under Longstreet's First Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. Wilcox saw service at the Peninsula Campaign, Battles of Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Seven Days, the Maryland Campaign, Chancellorsville, Salem Church, Gettysburg, the Overland Campaign, and the siege of Petersburg.


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         Gendarmerie Gendarme a cheval ___ idem Comp. De la Seine

      Paris 1861 - Attractive French Military uniforms, Image Size : 595x391 (mm), 23.375x15.375 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 749x535 (mm), 29.5x21 (Inches), Hand Colored, Lithograph

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         Deutschland nebst Theilen der angrenzenden Länder bis Strassburg, Luxemburg, Kopenhagen, Krakau, Lemberg, Ofen-Pesth, Venedig, Mailand. Handbuch für Reisende. Zweiter Theil: Mittel- und Nord-Deutschland. Nebst einer Eisenbahnkarte, den Plänen von Berlin, Braunschweig, Bremen, Breslau, Cassel, Danzig, Dresden, Erfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Kopenhagen, Leipzig, Lübeck, Münster, Schwerin, Weimar, Specialkarten vom Harz, Riesengebirge, der Insel Rügen, Sächs. Schweiz, dem Thüringer Wald und den Plänen des Schlachtfelds von Leipzig, der königl. Gärten bei Potsdam und der Wilhelmshöhe.

      Coblenz, Baedeker, 1861. VIII + 276 S. OLwd. 10. verb. Aufl. Mit allen Karten und Plänen. Hinrichsen D 101. - St. a. V. u. T., stockfleckig, hds. Notizen a. rückw. V., leichte Gbrsp. Schönes Exemplar. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Reise

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         Meersburg am Bodensee, ehemalige fürstbischöfliche konstanzische Residenz-Stadt, dann die Stadt Markdorf, ferner die Ortschaften Baitenhausen, Daisendorf, Hagnau, Immenstaad, Ittendorf, Kippenhausen, Stetten und die Pfarreien Berkheim, Hepbach und Kluftern, sowie die Schlösser Helmsdorf, Herrschberg und Kirchberg; nach Akten, Chroniken und Archival-Urkunden. Mit einem topographischen Bilde obiger Ortschaften aus dem 15. Jahrhundert.

      Constanz, Stadler. 1861 - Original Ausgabe, 20,5 cm. VI, 351 S., mit 1 gef. lith. Karte, Schrift in Fraktur. Halbleinen mit marmorierten Pappdeckel und Rückenbeschriftung, Alter Namensvermerk auf dem Einbandinnendeckel, Karte mit Randeinriss der sorgfältig hinterlegt wurde (Restaurationspapier). Insgesamt Papier gebräunt und wenige Seiten etwas stärker stockfleckig, dennoch schönes Exemplar. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Great Expectations

      Chapman & Hall 1861 - First edition, first impression, first issue text with errors uncorrected as per Eckel p. 92. Three volumes. 19th Century half leather with green pebbled cloth covered boards ruled in gilt, seven compartment spine with crimson and black labels lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Bound without ads, perhaps as issued. Very Good with boards edge-worn, corners bumped and tips exposed, hinges tender, leather flaked. Internally in very nice shape with clean, bright pages. Former owner's bookplate on paste downs of all three volumes. The first book publication of Dickens' classic novel, one of only 1,00 copies in the first impression. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Uncommercial Traveller

      1861 - First edition. 8vo. Original blindstamped cloth, spine faded to beige, covers a faded red/pink. London, Chapman and Hall. During 1860 Dickens created the persona of ?the uncommercial traveller? as a means of connecting these seventeen disparate contributions to ?All the year round?, the weekly periodical he edited (and had founded). As he notes in the preface here, ?The series is, for the time, complete; but it is the uncommercial traveller's intention to take the road again before another winter sets in.? No further volume appeared. This is a near-fine copy:the front endpaper bears a neat February 1861 inscription, the rear endpaper is slightly cracked, and there are a couple of tiny nicks in the spine ends; the ornate spine gilt remains bright, the distinctive blindstamping on the (slightly faded) covers remain clear and sharp, and there is no foxing on the leaves within. Podeschi A145. In a stout, functional clothcase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Maggs Bros. Ltd ABA, ILAB, PBFA, BA]
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        Great Expectations

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first impression, first issue text with errors uncorrected as per Eckel p. 92. Three volumes. 19th Century half leather with green pebbled cloth covered boards ruled in gilt, seven compartment spine with crimson and black labels lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Bound without ads, perhaps as issued. Very Good with boards edge-worn, corners bumped and tips exposed, hinges tender, leather flaked. Internally in very nice shape with clean, bright pages. Former owner's bookplate on paste downs of all three volumes. The first book publication of Dickens' classic novel, one of only 1,00 copies in the first impression.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books, ABAA ]
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