A brief but detailed survey of the contemporary state of America, especially concerned with the progress of emigrant populations. Politics, economics and religion form the major themes but there are interesting sections of education, women and morality. Among the many observations:
‘...female education is conducted on a much more exalted scale than it is in Europe, a large number of female colleges having been established, in which the main effort is to teach the useful arts and sciences, without neglecting what are usually called “Accomplishments”.’
‘The reception given to Mr. Dickens during his recent tour in the United States may be regarded as a most encouraging indication of the kindly feeling existing towards the English...’
‘Political economy is one of the most difficult of the sciences; and yet many in the United States, who are incompetent or unprincipled or both, make politics the main business of their lives.’
The author had resided some 25 years at New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Richmond, Williamsburg and Hampton
Though there are several US copies, COPAC lists the BL copy only..see full details
Contemporary caricature portraits of the great American millionaires Carnegie, Pierpont-Morgan, Gordon-Bennett, Harjes, Frick and Depew.more...
The drawing was probably intended for reduction and publication in an (unidentified) journal. Rouveyre (1879-1962) was immensely prolific as a caricaturist and maintained friendships and correspondence with important figures such as Apollinaire and Matisse (having met the latter as joint students of the symbolist painter Gustave Moreau)..see full details
NORDENDORF, C.C. de. Attack Step Quickstep. Danville (Va.): Mrs E. L. Nordendorf, . Not found in OCLC.
2. SCHILLING, Fred[erick]. Brothers hasten on to Battle. Brooklyn: D.S. Holmes, . OCLC: Lincoln Presidential Library only.
3. DOANE, Howard. Bury me in the Valley. Cincinnati: John Church, [n.d.]. OCLC: Ohio State University only [possibly another edition].
4. MCNAUGHTON, J.H. The faded Coat of Blue or the nameless Grave. Ballad. Buffalo, Penn & Remington, . Stain to lower margins. OCLC: UC Santa Barbara and Library Company of Philadelphia.
5. CLARK, James C. Fremont’s Battle Hymn. Quartett. Rochester: Joseph P. Shaw, . Not found in OCLC.
6. PARKHURST, Mrs. E. A. Funeral March, to the Memory of Abraham Lincoln, the Martyr President of the United States of America. New York: Horace Waters, 1865. Advert on final page cropped (with some loss) at foot. Issue without vignette portrait.
7. MACK, E. General McClellan’s Grand March. Philadelphia, Lee & Walker . Issue without coloured lithograph plate. OCLC: Michigan, Duke, Pennsylvania and Brown Universities.
8. WINNER, Septimus. Give us back our old Commander. Philadelphia, Winner & Co, . OCLC: LC and Morgan.
9. EASTBURN, The hearty Welcome Home. Philadelphia: Smith, 1865. OCLC: no copies of Smith imprint but 2 of Auner: AAS and NYHS and one of Johnson imprint: NYHS.
10. BECKEL, J. C. Monody on the death of Abraham Lincoln. Sixteenth President of the United States. Born Feb. 12th, 1808, died by the hand of an assassin April 15th, 1865. Philadelphia: Marsh, 1865. OCLC: this issue Lincoln Museum only plus one copy of a Cincinnati imprint of same year at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
11. WHEELOCK, O. Richmond Falls, the War is O’er: Philadelphia: March, 1865. No hard copy found in OCLC.
12. CASONELLA. A Song of Peace. New York, W. A. Pond, 1865. OCLC: UPenn, Ocean State, Brigham Young, AAS. .see full details
George Woodward, affectionately dubbed ‘Mustard George’ by his contemporaries, was one of the pioneers of English caricature.more...
Like his drinking-partner Thomas Rowlandson, Woodward absorbed high and low culture omnivorously and paid keen attention to contemporary politics.
A Political Fair is ‘a fantastic survey of the international situation’ in 1807 and is considered one of Woodward’s finest images, the print catalogue of the British Museum devoting two full pages to its complex allegories. At the heart of the fair is a large booth (‘The Best-Booth in the Fair’) representing Great Britain holding aloft on its platform images of Britannia, John Bull, together with an Irishman, Scotsman and Welsh harpist gathered convivially around a punchbowl, while a waiter sweeps into the chamber below with a vast joint of roast beef on his platter. All this was typical of Woodward’s patriotism and was intended to portray the essential unity of the nation amidst the host of clamouring figures in the neighbouring booths representing the other nations. Napoleon, in tricorn and feathers, rebuffs a disgruntled Dutchman complaining about his King with the words ‘I never change Mynheer after the goods are taken out of the Shop’. High up on the right, the American booth displays a placard advertising ‘Much ado about Nothing with the Deserter’, a reference to the friction between Britain and the United States over recent defections from British to American ships and the ban on armed British ships in American ports. The Danish booth on the left advertises ‘The English Fleet and The Devil to Pay’ in reference to the hideous bombardment of Copenhagen by the British fleet in September that year.
Musical and theatrical references abound, with many of the placards punning on the titles of plays and musical performances then showing in London: Much ado about nothing, All’s well that ends well (Shakespeare), The Padlock (Bickerstaffe), The Deserter (Dibdin), The Double Dealer (on the Russian booth, by Congreve) and The English Fleet (Dibdin again)..see full details
Peebles was a prominent American Spiritualist, author, and lecturer.more...
He was born on March 23, 1822, in a log cabin in Whittingham, Vermont and his career was spent in constant travel promoting Spiritualism, lecturing in England, India, Australia and New Zealand. He was associated also with the Freemasons and Theosophists..see full details
A collection of treatises on the Quakers, each with separate title page and pagination; the first is signed separately, the second and third continuously. “The three treatises are sometimes found in separate issues. When collected, a list of books to be sold by Benjamin Ferriss, in Wilmington, pp. , is generally found added.”(Evans). The publication of works defining and defending the Quaker faith, while distancing it from more extreme elements at its fringes, was central to seventeenth-century efforts to bring Quakerism into the mainstream of religious life. Penn and Barclay both played pivotal roles, publishing numerous important works, in addition to their notable diplomatic efforts. Barclay’s The Anarchy of the Ranters was first published in 1676, Penn’s Brief Account followed in 1694 and Pike’s Epistle appeared in 1726. All three titles were republished a number of times over the following century, including an edition of Barclay's The Anarchy of the Ranters with Pike’s Epistle, published in Philadelphia by B. Franklin and D. Hall in 1757..see full details