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        Le Guepes revue philosophique et litteraire des evenements contemporains, anno XIX

      Imprimerie Nationale - Canis Freres 1858-1859, Nice - in 16°, opuscoli, pp. 32 a fascicolo. Anno XIX della rivista, pubblicato nel 1858-1859 con numerazione progressiva. Numeri disponibili: Anno 1858: nn. 1-10 (manca il n. 7). Anno 1859: nn. 11-18, 23, 25-38, 40-44, 46-52. Fascicoli appositamente privi di legatura, fogli in buonissime condizioni. Alcuni esemplari riportano, alla copertina anteriore, il timbro 'Librairie europeenne Louis Beuf a Genes Cabinet Litterrarie'. Tre numeri con articolo dedicato a Garibaldi, al n. 33 è applicata una fotografia originale di Giuseppe Garibaldi.- Supplemento, a parte, di 4 pp. (da pp. 33 a 36) ai numeri: 11, 15, 17.- Lieve mancanza al dorso, lievi macchie d'inchiostro al n. 12.- Lieve macchia d'inchiostro al n. 15.- Segni di piega, mancanze e strappi marginali ai numeri: 1, 23, 40, 52.- Numeri privi di copertina: 3, 6, 11, 14, 25, 33, 35, 41, 42, 49.- Tracce d'uso alla copertina dei nn. 26, 27, 28, 29.- Macchia alla copertina anteriore del n. 37.- Lievi fioriture alla copertina anteriore del n. 38.- Ampia mancanza alla copertina anteriore del n. 46.

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        L'Inferno di Dante Alighieri disposto in ordine grammaticale e coreedato di brevi dichiarazionu da G. G. Warren Lord Vernon.

      Londra: Thommaso e Guglielmo Boone 1858-1862 - 2 volumes (of 3), the complete text but missing the atlas of plates), folio (slightly shorter than 39 cm.); lxxxii, [2], 539, [1], [2] (indice) pp. + [612] (the last page is misnumbered as 126) pp., folding facsimile, folding engraved map of Florence, folding engraved map of Italy in the time of Dante, a few plates, mostly of coats of arms, are included in the pagination, additional coats of arms in text; no limitation stated but issued in a small number for private circulation; DNB Vol. 20, p. 276 - "It includes the text of the 'Inferno,' with a grammatical ordo and many notes and tables; the second volume is an encyclopedia of history, geography, topography, and heraldry relating to Dante and Florence, with many unpublished documents ."; library book lables, hand stamps including some on edges , cloth bindings with leather spines scuf. Photos available upon request.

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        HISTORY OF THE AFGHANS. Translated from the Original Unpublished Manuscript by Capt. William Jesse.

      London John Murray 1858 - First edition in English. A copy with good provenance being the Eton leaving present for Edmund Hartoff dated 1864. With finely engraved large folding map. 8vo, contemporary full tan calf, spine in compartments with raised bands ruled and bordered in gilt, gilt-stamped decorative device in each compartment, black morocco label lettered in gilt; covers bordered in blind and gilt, gilt-tooled on edges, marbled endpapers. xxi, 491 pp. A very handsome copy, clean throughout, fresh and especially well preserved. RARE AND IMPORTANT FIRST EDITION. Ferrier was a French officer seconded to the Persian Army and was removed from his post through Russian intrigues in 1843. In 1845 he left Baghdad in order to seek his fortunes in Lahore, where several of his countrymen were serving under Runjeet Singh. He was one of the earliest Europeans to give an account of the parts of Afghanistan and the Central Asian countries through which he passed in his book CARAVAN JOURNEYS AND WANDERINGS IN PERSIA, AFGHANISTAN, TURKISTAN, AND BELOOCHISTAN. In this much anticipated follow-up, Ferrier expands upon the narrative of his journeys and creates a volume which relates the factual information and history he learned through his travels among the Afghans. He gives an interesting French perspective on the activities of the British in that region, as acknowledged by the English translator: "The Translator wishes to mark his sense of the frank and generous manner in which General Ferrier has spoken of the arduous services of the Anglo-Indian army in Afghanistan. The Author’s criticisms, when unfavourable, are generally well-founded; and though, no doubt, inaccuracies are to be met with in some portions of the ‘History of the Afghans,’ it is evident that they proceed from defective misinformation, and not from any ignoble desire to write disparagingly of the British Empire or our gallant soldiers." A rare and intriguing work from an unusual point of view. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

      1858 - Ricardo, John Lewis (1812-62). A.L.s. to Latimer Clark. [Illegible place-name], April 1, 1858. 4pp. 201 x 129 mm. Remains of mounting present, small paper flaw affecting place name on first page. Provenance: Latimer Clark.Ricardo, the nephew of economist David Ricardo, founded the Electric Telegraph Company in 1846 together with William Fothergill Cooke; this was the world's first public telegraph company. In 1856 the Electric Telegraph Company merged with the International Telegraph Company, becoming the Electric and International Telegraph Company; Latimer Clark worked as an engineer for this company until its annexation by the British government in 1870. Ricardo's letter to Clark mentions the second attempt to lay the first Atlantic cable, which took place in June 1858. He also refers to the first unsuccessful attempt in 1857: "I hear that the United States cable has not even yet been tested in the water. I am sorry that I can anticipate no other result this year than the disappointment of the last." Origins of Cyberspace 184.

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        Teneriffe. an Astronomer's Experiment: or, Specialities of a Residence Above the Clouds.

      Lovell Reeve, 1858. - 8vo. pp. xvi, 451, 23[publisher's catalogue], [1]; map, 20 mounted photo-stereoscopes. Original cloth, a little discolured on the rear cover, inner joints slightly tender but a Very Good copy. 1000 copies were published in January 1858, with a further 1000 in July; this copy has adverts dated January so a presumed 1st printing. The first book published with stereoviews. The original negatives were taken by the author in 1856 and the original images arranged for publication by Lovell Reeve of Negretti & Zambra ith the assistance of James Glaisher of the Greenwich Observatory and J.A. Melhuish of Blackheath who was responsible for their printing. Gernsheim 79. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Indische Alterthumskunde.

      Verlag von L.A.Kittler, 1858-67. - I: Geographie, Ethnographie und Alteste Geschichte. II: Geschichte von Buddha bis zu dem Ende der alteren Gupta-Dynastie. Nebst Umriss der Kulturgeschichte dieses Zeitraums. III: Geschichte des Handels und des Griechisch-Romischen Wissens von Indien und Geschichte des Nordlichen Indiens von 319 Nach Chhristi Geburt bis auf die Muhammedaner. IV: Geschichte des Dekhans, Hinterindiens und des Indischen Archipels von 319 nach Christi Geburt bis auf die Muhammedaner und die Portugiesen. Nebst Umriss der KulturGeschichte und der Handelsgeschichte Dieses Zeitraums. 2nd ed. 8vo. 4 vols. 1 large folding map. Contemporary half morocco, slightly rubbed, internally spotted & water stained. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dresses and Decorations of the Middle Ages

      Henry G. Bohn 1858 - 2 vols. From the Seventh to the Seventeenth Centuries. Red leather. Heavily decorated with gilt on covers and spine. All Edges Gilt. Gilt dentelle. Foxing on endpapers. Corners bumped. Edge wear. Top and bottom of spines are rubbed. Books are in beautiful condition. Illuminated plates are in wonderful condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Leaflet Titled]: Court of British Columbia. Order of Court. Whereas, by a Proclamation under the public seal of the said Colony, issued at Victoria, V.I., the 24th day of December, I, Matthew Baillie Begbie, Judge in the said Court, am authorised, while resident in Victoria, Vancouver Island, to make general Rules and Orders of Court in the same manner and of the same force and validity as if I were resident in British Columbia

      Victoria 1858 - [Victoria B.C.]: 24 December, [1858]. On a folded double folio leaf (ca. 28x39,5 cm or 11 x 15 ½ in) with the Royal Arms of the British Empire. 4 pp. The leaflet has a mild stain on the first page, minor creases on corners, otherwise a very good copy. Rare B.C. Incunabula with only thirteen copies found in Worldcat. Matthew Begbie's establishment of the Court of the newly formed Colony of British Columbia (since August 2, 1858). The document contains 14 paragraphs and three forms of declarations by barristers, attorneys or solicitors, and attorneys on temporary rolls. "Begbie reached Fort Victoria on November 16, 1858. He was sworn into office in Fort Langley on November 19, as the new Colony of British Columbia was proclaimed. Given the influx of prospectors and others during Fraser Canyon Gold Rush and the following Cariboo Gold Rush of 1861, Begbie played a crucial role in the establishment of law and order throughout the new colony" (Wikipedia). "Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie was the first Chief Justice of the Crown Colony of British Columbia in colonial times and in the first decades after confederation of Canada. Begbie served as the first Judge of the Supreme Court, Colony of British Columbia 1858 to 1866 and then, in the same capacity in the Supreme Court, the United Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia from 1866 to 1870. He was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Colonies from 1870 to 1871 and, following British Columbia joining confederation in 1871, he served as the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the new Province of British Columbia until his death on June 11, 1894. In the years after his death, Begbie came to be known as the Hanging Judge. However, it appears that he does not deserve this reputation. The death penalty was mandatory in murder cases in those days unless the government approved a judge's recommendation for clemency. Indeed, Begbie successfully argued for clemency in several cases" (Wikipedia).

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        Scenes of Clerical Life

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1858. In two volumes. 2 volumes, octavo. Original maroon morocco-grain cloth, stamped in blind and lettered in gilt, light brown coated endpapers. Housed in a book-form morocco folding case, lettered and decorated in gilt. Contemporary bookseller's tickets on rear pastedowns of E. Charlton, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle; neat contemporary ownership inscriptions "Bainbridge, 1859", to titles; bookplates and Brackenburn labels of the novelist Sir Hugh Walpole (1884–1941). A trace of wear to extremities, but an exceptional copy, bright and fresh. First edition in book form of George Eliot's first published novel, three stories that had previously been serialized in Blackwood's Magazine. The tales, centering around three provincial clergymen, focus less on theological issues than on the ethical problems faced by them in their daily lives. This theme of persons diffusing great moral energy into inconspicuous provincial channels foreshadows much of what would concern Eliot in her later masterpiece Middlemarch. Given the Newcastle bookseller's tickets, the ownership inscriptions are conceivably those of Emerson Muschamp Bainbridge (1817–1892), proprietor of Bainbridge's of Newcastle upon Tyne, probably the first department store in the world. Bainbridge became rich and built a library at Eshott Hall, Northumberland. A Methodist lay preacher, Bainbridge would have found Eliot's subject matter fascinating. A possible north-eastern connection is that in 1898 Hugh Walpole's father became principal at Bede College in Durham, and Hugh become a day boy at Bede College for four years, where he was a precocious and voracious reader – whence perhaps his acquisition of the book.

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        The Coral Island: a Tale of the Pacific Ocean. With Illustrations by the Author

      London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1858. 12mo., 438 pp., Very Good-, Blue Cloth, Gilt-stamped on cover and spine; sun-staining, rubbing, minor stains, & edge wear on boards; foxing and staining throughout, on end papers & edges of text block; pencil scribbles on end papers; splitting along gutters of end papers and a few places within the text block; p.111 with small tears & losses; shelf wear. Appears that p.303 has been tipped in from a more recent edition. Six full color plates. Provenance: John Ruyle; previous owner's dated signature on FFEP. First Edition. Mylar Jacket.

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        The Coral Island. A Tale of the Pacific Ocean

      T. Nelson & Sons, London 1858 - Octavo. With eight colour plates by the author. . The Coral Island is the story of Ralph, Jack and Peterkin, three young English boys who are shipwrecked on a deserted island in the Pacific. In a Robinson Crusoe way, these three young men manage to create an idyllic society. They build they own house, make fire, gather fruits, build a boat to explore the neighbouring islands . After many varying and formative experiences, they are eventually rescued by an English missionary. When they return to civilization, they are wiser and more mature, for their adventures were coming of age experiences.R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894), the son of a newspaper editor and nephew of the Ballantyne brothers, was born in Edinburgh. He was educated at Edinburgh Academy (1835-37) and privately. Bad financial investments caused the family's ruin and Ballantyne's life changed thoroughly. Between the ages of 16 and 22 he was employed in Canada by the Hudson Bay Company, trading with local Indians in remote areas. In 1847 he returned to Scotland. He was a clerk at the North British Railway Company in Edinburgh for two years, and worked then for the paper-makers Alexander Cowan and Company. From 1849 to 1855 he was junior partner of Thomas Constable and Company, a printing house.In 1848 appeared Ballantyne's Hudsons Bay, or, The Life in the Wilds of North America. The autobiographical work depicted his youth and adventures in Canada. From 1856 he devoted himself entirely to free-lance writing and giving lectures. Ballantyne's first stories depicted the life in Canada, later works dealt with adventures in Britain, Africa, and elsewhere. The Coral Island which Robert Louis Stevenson acknowledged as the formative influence of his own love of the South Seas has not been out of print since it first appeared.Annoyed by a mistake he made in The Coral Island, Ballantyne travelled widely to gain first-hand knowledge and to research the backgrounds of his stories. He spent three weeks on Bell Rock to write The Lighthouse (1865), and was for a short time a London fireman (Fighting the Flames, 1867), for Deep Down (1868) he lived with the tinminers of St. Just for over three months. Experiences as a fireman on board the tender of the London-to Edinburgh express and weeks on the Gull Lightship also gave material for his subsequent novels. Ballantyne was especially careful with the details of local flora and fauna, giving his dramatic adventures, capture and escape, shipwrecks and other colorful events and believable settings.During his career Ballantyne wrote over 80 books. In 1866 he married Jane Dickson Grant; they had four sons and two daughters. Ballantyne died in Rome, Italy, on February 8, 1894. [Lilly List II. Lewis, Books of the Sea, pp. 19824. Sadlier, XIX Century Fiction, #103] Expertly recased with new endpapers, bookplate on front pastedown, some slight rubbing of covers and spine, occasional foxing, a very good copy original blue cloth, decoratively stamped in blind and pictorially stamped in gilt on cover and spine, lettered in gilt on spine, in custom blue cloth and lined in felt clamshell case [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        La Toscane et le midi de l’Italie. Notes de voyage, études et récits.

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand, Éditeur, s. d., 1858 - 2 vol. in-8° ; (2)-IV-476 pp./(2)-495 pp., demi-maroquin vert Empire à coins, dos à nerfs très joliment orné, filets or, fleurons or, filets or pointillés, lieu d’édition frappé or en pied [Paris], couvertures éditeur grise imp. encad. cons., rel. de l’époque, superbe exemplaire. Fossati Bellani I, 562. Édition originale. First edition.Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Critical and Historical Essays contributed to the Edinburgh Review. Ninth edition. In three volumes.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts, 1858. - 3 vols., 8vo (8.75 x 5.75 inches). Full calf, with twin red and green labels, gilt raised bands and floral gilt tooling to panels, marbled edges and endpapers, blind dentelles. Armorial bookplates. Slightly sunned at spine. The binder has had to correct the volume number on two of the three volumes. A very good set. A very handsome copy of Macaulay's famous Essays in three volumes. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionnaire Raisonne de L'Architecture Francaise du XI au XVI Siecle (10 Volumes)

      Paris: A. Morel 1858 - 10 Volumes. 8vo. Hardcover. Rebacked. Green marbled boards. Green leather spine with 7 printed gilt bands. Light rubbing, chipping, and bumping to extremities. Brown marbled end pages. All volumes have foxing throughout. All volumes have clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. French architect and theorist, Viollet-le-duc , created a ten volume study of french architecture from the 11th through the 16th century. The tenth volume, the index volume, was created with blank pages intended for the reader's notes. Numerous illustrations and restorations of medieval buildings. Ships daily. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1831-1858. - 223 fine original watercolour botanical drawings (11 5/8 x 9 inches), each inscribed by the artist with their Latin name, common name, and where and when the specimen was collected. Preserved in 5 modern vinyl folders with pockets. Provenance: with correspondence to and from the Misses A. and F. Wilkinson and the British Museum (Natural History), Department of Botany, dated 1962; with correspondence to and from Mrs D.M.P. Phillips and the Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries regarding an exhibition of the watercolours in 1974. An exceptionally fine and comprehensive collection of original watercolour drawings of British flowers by Elizabeth Twining, the second of nine children of Richard Twining (1772-1857) the celebrated tea-merchant and banker. A carte de visite signed by Twining and dated 1886 is enclosed, as is a complete index, hand and type-written. "She was a talented portraitist of plants and flowers as well as being a competent botanist. The two-volume folio edition of her 'Illustrations of the Natural Orders of Plants' (2 vols., 1849) is considered to have a place among the finest lithographic flower books of the mid-nineteenth century. The 'natural order' is that of Alphonse de Candolle, who rejected the Linnaean or 'artificial' classification. The emphasis on the appearance of mature plants and their habitat rather than their physiology is echoed not only in her art but also in her lectures on plants, which as well as having a strong geographical theme also discussed how plants were used, particularly by women. She believed botany had a place in the education of women of all social classes and her approach was that of 'mother educator', whether she was encouraging the poor to grow plants for flower shows or promoting the cultivation of window boxes in institutions such as workhouse wards, where the glory of plants could be shared by sick inmates and staff alike" (Theresa Deane for DNB). Twining's original watercolours for the "Natural Orders of Plants" are held in the extensive collection of botanical art at the Natural History Museum in London. They were gifted to the Museum in 1962 by the Misses A. and F. Wilkinson. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department

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        The Three Clerks. A novel.

      Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, London 1858 - First Printings, complete in three volumes, one of only 1,000 sets. 8vo's: iv,340; iv,322; iv,334pp. Three-quarter blue morocco over French blue cloth, spines in six compartments paneled in gilt (four with central gilt ornament, two lettered directly in gilt), top edges gilt, marbled end papers. Provenance: bookplates of bibliophile Joseph Spencer Graydon to front paste downs. An excellent set, Near Fine or better (spines sunned, but gilt still bright; modest edge wear). Sadleir, Trollope, 6. NCBEL III, 882. Wolff 6796. Trollope's sixth novel, written, according to the Trollope Society, "mostly in railway carriages, since his work for the Post Office [Trollope joined the London post office at age 19 and worked there in various capacities for the next 33 years] still entailed a good deal of travelling . . . The story is drawn from his memories of his work (as a clerk) at the GPO in St Martin-le-Grand, and Richard Mullen has called it the most autobiographical of Trollope's novels. The plot concerns three civil servants, Henry Norman and the cousins Alaric and Charley Tudor. They are involved with the three daughters of a clergyman's widow, Mrs Woodward. . . . The third of the clerks, . . . [t]he character of Charley Tudor, has long been claimed as an autobiographical portrait of Trollope, 'in his hobbledehoy days'. . . Trollope sent the novel to his mother in Italy, and from there it made its way to the home of Elizabeth Barrett Browning; she read it with great enjoyment, but reported in a letter that the grave illness Katie Woodward faces in the third volume of the novel 'wrung [her] to tears'. (Trollope himself always cried when he read this particular section). She concluded: 'My husband, who can seldom get a novel to hold him, has been held by this . . . what a thoroughly man's book it is!'" In fact, Trollope considered this "certainly the best novel I had yet written . . . the work has a more continued interest, and contains the first well-described love-scene that I ever wrote" (Trollope, Autobiography). N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Courtship of Miles Standish and Other Poems.

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1858. - Longfellow's famous account of the story of Miles Standish, told in verse. Neat ownership signature of Mary S. Dwight, dated October 1858, on the title-page. 8vo, original blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt lettering. Eleven pages of publisher's terminal ads dated October, 1858. BAL 12122. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Six Sporting Novels].

      Bradbury and Evans [Mixed editions, 1858-88], London - Six volumes. Illustrated, including 87 hand-colored plates by John Leech. Bound by Hatchards in full brown morocco, the spines with gilt titles and sporting ornaments in each panel surrounded by triple rules with dotted rules on the bands, the upper covers with gilt vignette of a fox head and with triple ruled frames Titles: Ask Mamma, Mr. Sponges Sporting Tour, Plain and Ringlets, Hillingdon Hall, Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds, Hawbuck Grange Very minor fading to spines and very minor rubbing to bands, all quite sound and attractive [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Chess Monthly

      William C Miller and Trubner & Co, New York and London 1858 - vi+398 pages with diagrams. Octavo (9" x6 1/4") bound in half leather with gilt lettering to spine. From the library of James J Barrett. Volume II. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:6389) (Hagedorn: 36) First edition. This periodical was edited by Daniel Willard Fiske and Paul Morphy. The Problem Department by E B Cook. This was one of the first magazines published in America. It was started in 1857 and lasted until 1861. It was published at the height of Morphy's popularity and presence. James J. Barrett wrote a few chess columns in the Buffalo area. In a chess magazine begining on page 1 of the March 1948 Chess Review: he wrote a letter of complaint about the magazine’s choice of front-cover photographs. He played a substantial role in Paul Morphy The Pride and Sorrow of Chess by David Lawson (New York, 1976), and in the Acknowledgments (page vii) Lawson wrote, ‘I wish particularly to express gratitude for the suggestions and generous help of James J. Barrett, with special reference to the selection, preparation, and proofreading of the games. Condition: Bound in half brown leather with gilt lettering to spine. Corners bumped and heavily rubbed, hinges rubbed, some occasional pencil notations and checks through out, book plate of Barrett on front end paper and another plate to front pastedown else a good copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of the First American Chess Congress: containing the procedings of that celebrated assemblage, held in New York, in the Year 1857, with the papers read in its sessions, the games played in the grand tournament, and the stratagems entered in the P

      Rudd and Carleton, New York 1858 - xii+[13]-563+[15 ad] pages with frontispiece, diagrams and bibliography. Octavo (8" x 5 1/2") in original cloth with gilt lettering to spine and embosed logo to front and back covers and ruled edges. (Betts:1-1; Betts:5-2; Betts:25-3) First edition. Includes 67 games from the first American tournament. The first American Chess Congress (1) was held in New York City from October 6th to November 10th, 1857. Organized by Daniel Willard Fiske, the tournament was designed as a knockout format similar to the one seen at London in 1851, with the provision that draws did not count and had to be replayed. The first prize was $300. The sixteen best American chess masters were invited to participate in the event, including Paul Morphy and Louis Paulsen. Morphy dominated the event, sweeping each of his opponents until Paulsen in the final. Despite dropping one game in the final match, Morphy finished the tournament with an astounding 14 wins, 3 draws, and 1 loss. Not one to accept money for chess, Morphy turned down the cash prize in exchange for a silver tray, pitcher, and four goblets in its place. His victory cemented him as one of the best players in the world (if not the best), and prompted his tour across the Atlantic where he faced the best Europe had to offer in a series of matches, winning each and every one of them. Not long after his return to America, Morphy would retire from chess. Included is "The History of the Automation Chess-Player" by George Allen, "Incidents in the history of American Chess", "Introductory sketch of the History of Chess", "Paul Morphy", "Chess life of Benjamin Franklin", "Lewis Rou: the Rou Manuscript", "Chess in Philadelphia", "Chess in Boston", "Lowenthal's visit to American", "Chess in New York", "Chess in New Orleans". Also contains 53 problems with solutions, a bibliography of chess works published in the Untied States to 1859 and a general account of the tournament proceedings. Condition: Spine heavily soiled and rubbed with the gilt truly dulled, previous owner's name on front end paper, some rippling to cover with corners rubbed through else a good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Compendium des quatre branches de la photographie. Traité complet théorique et pratique des procédés de Daguerre, Talbot, Niepce de Saint-Victor et Archer. Applications diverses. Précédé des annales de la photographie et suivi d'éléments de chimie et d'optique appliqués à cet art.

      Paris, chez l'auteur, 1858. - (IV)+460 pp., incl. author's catalog & pricelist of photographic products. Hardcover. Later half calf with marbled boards. Fine copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Blackwood 1858 - First edition. Two volumes, bound in original publisher's maroon-brown cloth, titled in gilt to the spine and decorated in blind. A little wear to the cloth at the head of volume I, but an exceptionally clean bright set with tight hinges and bright gilt to the spines. Housed in a custom made full morocco clamshell case. The author's first book, collecting her first works of fiction. At 38 George Eliot was a latecomer to the world of fiction and was particularly self-conscious about publishing creative and original writing. It took considerable encouragement from her partner, G. H. Lewes, to get her stories written and published. It was he who arranged for John Blackwood to publish her first tentative efforts at literary work, Scenes of Clerical Life, claiming it to be the work of a 'friend' called George Eliot. The three stories first appeared in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine throughout 1857 and were published in book form in January 1858. The popularity of the book caused much speculation as to the author's identity. The work prompted no less a literary figure than Charles Dickens to write to Blackwood regarding the book, "Will you, by such roundabout ways and methods as may present themselves, convey this note of thanks to the author of Scenes of Clerical Life: whose to first stories I can never get enough of. I think them so truly admirable. But if those two volumes, or a part of them, were not written by a woman - then I should begin to believe that I am a woman myself." The author's rarest book and very rare in the original cloth, particularly in such nice condition. Sadlier 818 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Complete Set of George Eliot First Editions.

      William Blackwood/ Smith, Elder and Co. 1858-85., Edinburgh & London - First editions of each George Eliot work. Octavo, 30 volumes. 19th century full brown calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines. All edges gilt. A very nice complete set of first editions. From Adam Bede to The Mill on the Floss and Silas Marner, Eliot presented the cases of social outsiders and small-town persecution. Felix Holt, the Radical and The Legend of Jubal were overtly political, and political crisis is at the heart of Middlemarch, in which she presents the stories of a number of denizens of a small English town on the eve of the Reform Bill of 1832; the novel is notable for its deep psychological insight and sophisticated character portraits. The roots of her realist philosophy can be found in her review of John Ruskin's Modern Painters in Westminster Review in 1856. Readers in the Victorian era particularly praised her books for their depictions of rural society, for which she drew on her own early experiences, and she shared with Wordsworth the belief that there was much interest and importance in the mundane details of ordinary country lives. Eliot did not, however, confine herself to her bucolic roots. Romola, an historical novel set in late 15th century Florence and touching on the lives of several real persons such as the priest Girolamo Savonarola, displays her wider reading and interests. Middlemarch, has been described as the greatest novel in the English language by Martin Amis and by Julian Barnes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Complete set of her novels in first edition.

      Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons/Smith, Elder and Co., 1858-85 - 30 volumes, octavo (190 mm × 123 mm). Near-contemporary dark blue half morocco, titles and decoration to spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. Light toning to fore-edge and the occasional minor blemish, an excellent set. All first editions. All half-titles present with the exception of Romola. Includes her seven novels, poetry, essays and other literary works, as well as the three volumes of her life written by her husband John Cross. Eliot's novels were popular for their political views and depiction of rural society for which she drew on her own early experience. However Eliot did not confine herself to her bucolic roots. Romola is a historical romance set in late 15th century Florence and The Spanish Gypsy, a poem she wrote after a visit to Spain in 1867, both reflecting her wider reading and interests. Whilst Eliot's verse was not so well received, the popularity of her novels has endured. Middlemarch is still considered one of the greatest English novels and has been described by Virginia Woolf as "the magnificent book that, with all its imperfections, is one of the few English novels written for grown-up people." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Scenes of Clerical Life

      Domestic Realism, Pathos, and HumorGeorge Eliot?s First Works of FictionELIOT, George. Scenes of Clerical Life. In Two Volumes. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1858.First edition in book form of George Eliot?s first works of fiction. Two octavo volumes (7 3/8 x 4 5/8 inches; 187 x 117 mm.). [4], 366; [2], 381, [1, blank] pp. Bound without the half-title in Volume I and without the half-title and fly-title in Volume II.Nineteenth-century half dark green hard-grain morocco, ruled in blind, over marbled boards. Spines ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Marbled edges and endpapers. Boards lightly rubbed. Closely trimmed, just affecting last line ("The Right of Translation is reserved.") on title-page of Volume I. Scattered light foxing and soiling. Volume I with leaf H6 (pp. 123/124) poorly opened, not affecting text, a few tiny ink splatters in the inner margin of pp. 198 and 199, and pp. 326/327 slightly browned from an insertion (no longer present). A very good copy.A series of three tales, "The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton," "Mr Gilfil?s Love-Story," and "Janet?s Repentance," which first appeared in Blackwood?s Magazine in 1857. "These at once attracted praise for their domestic realism, pathos, and humour, and speculation about the identity of ?George Eliot?, who was widely supposed to be a clergyman or possibly a clergyman?s wife" (The Oxford Companion to English Literature).Baker & Ross A3.2. Parrish, p. 7. Sadleir 818. Wolff 2062. #00003

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        Publii Virgilii Maronis Carmina Omnia. Perpetuo commentario ad modum Joannis Bond explicuit Fr. Dubner.

      Parisiis: Ex Typographia Firminorum Didot, 1858 - In-12; [iv], xvi, 470p., [2p.]; titre gravé, disposition typographique dans l"esprit du XVIème siècle avec les commentaires entourant le texte principal, avec encadrements et réglures à l"encre rouge; illustré de 27 photographies albuminées contrecollées -tirages un peu pâles- sous forme de vignettes en tête de chapitres, protégées par des serpentes. Fine reliure de Lortic en plein maroquin chocolat, plats encadrés de filets à froid avec fleurons d"angle dorés, médaillon doré au centre) entrelacs de filets et feuillages, dos à cinq nerfs orné de fleurons, gardes marbrées, dentelle intérieure, coupes ornées, tranches marbrées dorées. Tirages photographiques un peu passés, autrement très bel exemplaire. Bel ouvrage recherché pour son illustration photographique réalisée à partir d"épreuves sur papier albuminé, le procédé n"ayant été inventé qu"en 1850. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas Geografico, Estadistico é Historico de la Republica Mexicana.

      Mexico: Imprenta de José Mariano Fernandez de Lara, 1858. - Folio, (22 ¼ x 15 inches). 28 fine double-page lithographed maps, with original hand-color in part; 2 maps from Mesoamerican pictorial manuscripts, one of which is hand-colored (occasional staining and spotting). Modern quarter black calf, marbled boards, gilt-lettered spine. "The first great atlas of Mexico, produced by a Mexican and printed in Mexico. Sabin says only 300 copies were printed" (Rumsey). First edition. Map 1 "Carta General Reducida," Map 17 "Mexico (Valle y Distrito de)," and Map 19 "Veracruz" not present. The general map of the republic of Mexico showing the boundaries created by the treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo of 1848 and the Gadsden Purchase of 1853. This is the first official map of Mexico, printed in Mexico and prepared from Mexican sources. 27 maps of states and territories surrounded by letterpress: Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Durango, Sinaloa, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Mexico, Michoacan, Queretaro, Puebla, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Yucatan, Baja California, Colima, Tlaxcala, Tehuantepec, Territorios de Sierragorda, and Isla del Carmen. A few of the maps in this copy are misnumbered or bound out of order with respect to the Table of Contents. " [T]he SMGE's new national map, hastily finished in the aftermath of the War and during the initial phases of the boundary demarcation, appeared in 1850 It included a visual elaboration of the territory lost in the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, as well as a demarcation of the new international limits between Mexico and the United States [According to Garcia Cubas in his 'El Libro de mis recuerdos' (p.452)], the image brought an expression of bitterness from General Santa Anna, who for the first time could actually envision the magnitude of the territory Mexico had lost. The map never saw publication because of the government's precarious financial condition after the war. Members of the Comision and [SMGE] sought publishers in the United States and England, but found the prices for publication no more accommodating than Mexico "The need for a published and circulated, Mexican-produced, national map became even more pronounced when in 1854, Mexico lost another portion of its territorial claim as a result of errors in the Disturnell map. . . . Regardless of the role General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and others played in the politics of the [Gadsden] Purchase, Mexican officials and intellectuals were convinced: Mexico needed an accurate and internationally accepted map of its own, published and circulated. "After the war, a new Carta General, constructed by Garcia Cubas, would proffer an iconographic image of the state's new parameters and fill that territory with the ghosts of the past, in the process creating an image of a single national spirit" (Craib, "Cartographic Mexico," pp. 25-27). For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        A.L.S., 4to, n.p., n.d.

      - To Ann Traubel, close friend and wife of intellectual companion Horace Traubel (1858-1919). Horace turned out a biography on Walt Whitman, one of the transcendalist writers with whom Hartley was so enraptured. "Dear Anne Traubel, I am sending you with these the extra plate out of the El Greco book which we got . I have . lately arrived at the office . I reach here feeling so well and happy - you are health and joy to the tired body and peace to the soul - one grows and blooms in the presence of you - one feels like something big & beautiful when you are around - it is too soon to see the real meaning of this visit to Phila. But I know it is big ." Horace and Anne Traubel's daughter, Gertrude, was a contralto singer in Philadelphia who edited her father's work posthumously. " - and I know it would be because I have waited so long, so fine a 'hearsay' for so long . I shall be writing you from the wilds . and it will be good to hear you speak soft . God bless you. God bless Gertrude." Signed, Marsden Hartley." [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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      Great Salt Lake City & Fillmore City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1858.. [2]pp. followed by fifty-two issues (March 10, 1858 through March 2, 1859), approximately eight pages each. Folio. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Rubbed and scuffed. Occasional minute foxing and browning. Titlepage and preceding blank leaf detached. Very good. An extremely rare complete volume of this important Mormon newspaper, covering the critical second year of the Utah War and the abandonment of Salt Lake City. With Col. Albert Johnston's Army of Utah camped on the outskirts of the city, Buchanan's special envoy, Thomas Kane, worked furiously with the Mormon leadership to negotiate terms for the occupation of Salt Lake City. Though he convinced the Mormons to accept Buchanan's newly appointed governor, Albert Cumming, the defiant Brigham Young declared a massive exodus southward with instructions that, should trouble with the Army develop, the Mormons were to burn all their settlements and abandon the territory. The press of the DESERET NEWS joined what became known as "The Move," the largest of the many Mormon withdrawals. From May to September (nos. 9-26), the DESERET NEWS was printed in Fillmore City, 148 miles south of Salt Lake. Articles from this troubled time include numerous editorials decrying the unfair treatment of Utah, especially in light of more grievous concerns in Kansas and the South. Of particular import is the June 16 issue, which reprints Buchanan's proclamation of April 6 declaring Utah to be in rebellion. It also includes word of the creation of the Department of the Platte, established specifically to protect communications with the Army of Utah from Indian and Mormon raids. On July 7 the DESERET NEWS printed Cumming's June 14 proclamation of universal pardon for participants in the harassment of Johnston's army. With a governor in power proving friendly to Mormon concerns and freedom from federal prosecution ensured, the remaining summer passed peacefully. By September the "Mormon War" was considered over and the DESERET NEWS resumed publication in Salt Lake City. A compelling chronicle of troubles in Utah, and quite rare. Flake locates only five copies of this volume. FLAKE 2822. McMURTRIE (UTAH), pp.21-33, 86.

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        L'Architecture du Ve au XVIIe siecle et les arts qui en dependent: la sculpture, la peinture murale, la peinture sur verre, la mosaique, la ferronnerie, etc., publies d'apres les travaux inedits des principaux architectes francais et etrangers [Architecture in the Fifth to the Seventeenth Century...]

      Paris: Gide, Editeur. 1858. First. First edition. Four volumes. Quarto. Contemporary quarter morocco and cloth. Joints of a couple of volumes a little stressed but holding, spine ends a bit worn, and slight foxing to the plates, mostly confined to the margins, a very good set. Born into a wealthy family of textile merchants, Gailhabaud (1810-1888) devoted his life to the study of architecture, art, and archeology, and spent eight years compiling this beautifully illustrated encyclopedia. He attempted to make his works both authoritative and accessible to laymen, but his enthusiasm got the better of him and by the 1860s he had lost much of his fortune attempting to publish a monumental history of art. He was compelled to sell his personal library to the City of Paris for a large sum and a lifetime curatorial position, but the library was destroyed in a 1871 fire. Although his legacy suffered considerably from this reversal in fortune, his works on medieval churches and cathedrals are still in print to this day. .

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      Davenport: Publishing House of Luse, Lane & Co., 1858., 1858. First edition. 8vo. Three quarter navy blue morocco over marbled boards, spine with raised bands and gilt titles and each panel bordered with a single gilt rule, each panel has corners with minature gilt florals, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, 333 [1] pp., preface, illustrated, eight portraits, plates, tables, appendix, errata. Includes a double page panorama of the city of Davenport, Iowa in sepia. The appendix contains the story told by the captain of the steamboat "Enterprise" about the Black Hawk War. He and his steamboat carried General Gaines and many officers and troops from Jefferson Barracks to Rock Island in 1831 to sit in council with Black Hawk and his chiefs to make a treaty. On page 43 is a lithograph of Black Hawk. It has the biographies of Antoine LeClair, interpreter in 1832 when the treaty was made between the United States and the Sauk and Fox Indians, and Colonel George Davenport, who played a big part in the Black Hawk War and was one of the proprietors of Davenport, and after whom the city is named. Fine, bright copy housed in a cloth slipcase with leather label on spine and titles stamped in gilt. GRAFF 4658. BRADFORD 5850. MOFFIT 402. MOTT (IOWA) p.55.

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        Via del Gran Servo di Dio DE. Gennaro Maria Sarnelli Padre Della Congregazione Del SS. Redestore E Di Quella Delle Apostoliche Missioni Sotto il Titolo di REgina Degli Apostoli

      Napoli, Italy: Stamperia E Libreria De Andrea Festa. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1858. First Thus. Original Paper Wraps. Italian Language Text. Two Volumes. Vary Rare! Binding is tight and pages clean. Some pages uncut. Very small amount of foxing in Vol. II. Vol. I - 322 pages. Vol. II - 225 pages. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall .

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        Jagd-Zeitung. Erster bis vierter Jahrgang.

      Wien, Wallishauser, 1858 - 1861.. 752, 752, 744, 754 S. Geprägte OLwd.. Hier die ersten vier am Einband durchnummerierten Jahrgänge dieser seltenen Jagdzeitung in den Original-Verlagseinbänden. Albert Hugo lebte von 1810 - 1873 und trat vor allem als Schriftsteller für waidmännische Fragen in Erscheinung. - Schöne, saubere Bände, leicht berieben, innen sauber.

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        The Game of Billiards (Cover title: A Manual of the Game of Billiards)

      New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1858. 3rd Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 3rd Edition. Hard Cover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. "Revised, Enlarged, and Richly Embellished with Engravings." Complete with 267 pages and tissue-protected frontispiece showing the author. 28 full-page diagrams with in-text illustrations throughout. Sound binding with intact hinges. Clean pages; front free endpaper has a faint corner crease. Light cover wear; the gilt cover decoration is in nice shape. The spine is sunned and the lettering is faded but still legible. Includes information or the game's origin, tables, cues, cushions, balls, rules, techniques, shots, jargon, playing room and sections on billiards humor and Shakespeare as a billiard player. This was the second book on billiards published in the U.S. The Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame notes that "Michael Phelan is considered by many to be the Father of American Billiards as a player, inventor, manufacturer and tireless popularizer of billiards. He played in and won the first billiard stakes match in 1859, and holds many patents for table designs and cushions. He is credited as being the first to put diamonds on tables. He authored "Billiards Without A Master" (1850), the first American book on billiards, and set trend for lavish billiard rooms through his New York room on Broadway.

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        Millard Fillmore Signed Religious Book from his Library with penciled notations

      Book, ?Vestiges of the Spirit-History of Man? by S.F. Dunlap. 404pp, 6? x 9.25?. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1858. Green cloth, gilt lettered on spine. Rubbed. Signed vertically on the inside cover ?Millard Fillmore / July 6, 1859 / $5.25?. Inside cover and opposite front free-endpaper are lightly rectangularly soiled. The text block is separated into two sections between pages 208 and 209, and have detached from the spine; a few small sections are loose. This may have been as the result of the publisher?s pasting of a three line addendum in the right margin of page 209. On the title page, Fillmore has penned the book?s location on his library shelf ?G-3.? Good condition.Chapters: Spirits; Great Gods; Sun-Worship; Fire-Worship; Light; Cosmogony; Philosophy; The Logos, the Only-Begotten and the King; Genesis and Exodus; The Garden; Polytheism; Brahmanism and Buddhism; and The World-Religions.Millard Fillmore has made pencil notations in the margins: ?Domestic god

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        Biographical and Critical Essays. Seven Volumes; includes First Edition, Second Edition, Third Series and a consecutive series. [Reprinted from Reviews, with Additions and Corrections and Sketches of Eminent Statesmen and Writers with Other Essays.],1858-1880

      Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts 1858 - 3032Pp + appendix. [First Edition Vol. I (1858, 451p.), Vol. II (1858, 436p.)], [Second Edition Vol. III (1873, 434p.), Vol. IV (1873, 416p.)], [Third Series Vol. V (1874, 411p.)], [Vol. VI (1880, 458p.), Vol. VII (1880, 426p.)]. Book description: Full period leather hardbound, (5) raised bands on spine, title gilt stamped/embossed on spine labels, ornate gilt tooled spine compartments/inner dentelles/board edges/board frames, marbled leaf edges and end papers. Dimensions: 8 1/8in. x 5 3/4in. x 1 1/4in. Book Condition: Good; front hinge of Vol. I weak (binding cords intact/appear strong, leather cracked, end paper intact), edge wear at extremities, small chips to crowns of (Vol. I, VI, & VII), a leather tear from heel of Vol. III, sporadic tears at raised bands on spine, hinges of a few books starting to break at front crown hinge (all appear strong), boards lightly rubbed, upper leaf edges moderately darkened, strong square spines, light age toned text pages, clean and bright, tight bindings. A nice set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1858 - 1958. Holandesa con puntas. 22X16. 389Pág+5h. Promulgación manuscrita del posible Código Civil Español. Obra fundamental para abogados de la dicha disciplina. Nombra entre otras muchas: pag 18 nombra el Decreto de 1852, pag 257 "cuando se trate de promulgar entre nosostros un Código Civil". Raríssimo ejemplar y único. Ref 4.6 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Sct. Mikkelskirke i Slagelse.

      . Maleri. 1858. 44x52 cm. Usigneret. Indrammet i smuk guldramme. * Tidligere i konsul Johan Hansens samling og solgt fra dennes dödsbosauktion..

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        Toto meguro yuhigaoka. Twilight Hill at Meguro. Ukiyo-e

      Edo, Japan: Tsuta-ya Kichizo, 1858. Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fuji Sanju-Rokkei) is the title of two series of woodblock prints by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Ando Hiroshige, depicting Mount Fuji in differing seasons and weather conditions from a variety of different places and distances. The 1852 series are in landscape orientation; the 1858 series are in portrait orientation. The print being offered is from the 1858 series, apparently number 10 in the series. Artist: Hiroshige, 1797-1858. Title: Toto meguro yuhigaoka. Twilight Hill at Meguro in the Eastern Capital. Series: Fuji sanjurokkei (Thirty-six Views of Fuji). Medium: Ukiyo-e. Woodblock Print. Date seal: nengetsu 1858 horse, month 4. From the last year of the master's life. This is believed to be an early pull of an early {?} edition, and not a later reprint or a reproduction. Later printings tend to lack the date seal. Size (HxW):14.25" x 9.75" oban tate-e. Signature: Hiroshige. Publisher's mark of Tsuta-ya Kichizo. Condition: Very good impression, almost no soiling, colors very little faded, almost no creasing, a paper strip and thin paper to right edge, partially attached to thin backing paper, margins mostly intact. Superb color choices. Light ochre grounds, with medium blue stream, trees with autumn reddish-brown leaves plus green evergreen needles, blue-gray hills with purple-tinged skyline above and blue-tinged sky at the top. A notably serene image, with a few leaves floating down from the two red maple trees and farmers returning from the fields to their village in Meguro. Meguro-ku is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, the former Edo.. Signed by Illustrator. Presumed First Edition. Very Good. Illus. by Hiroshige. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Scenes of Clerical Life

      Domestic Realism, Pathos, and HumorGeorge Eliot?s First Works of FictionELIOT, George. Scenes of Clerical Life. In Two Volumes. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1858.First edition in book form of George Eliot?s first works of fiction. Two octavo volumes (7 3/8 x 4 5/8 inches; 187 x 117 mm.). [4], 366; [2], 381, [1, blank] pp. Bound without the half-title in Volume I and without the half-title and fly-title in Volume II.Nineteenth-century half dark green hard-grain morocco, ruled in blind, over marbled boards. Spines ruled and lettered in gilt in compartments. Marbled edges and endpapers. Boards lightly rubbed. Closely trimmed, just affecting last line ("The Right of Translation is reserved.") on title-page of Volume I. Scattered light foxing and soiling. Volume I with leaf H6 (pp. 123/124) poorly opened, not affecting text, a few tiny ink splatters in the inner margin of pp. 198 and 199, and pp. 326/327 slightly browned from an insertion (no longer present). A very good copy.A series of three tales, "The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton," "Mr Gilfil?s Love-Story," and "Janet?s Repentance," which first appeared in Blackwood?s Magazine in 1857. "These at once attracted praise for their domestic realism, pathos, and humour, and speculation about the identity of ?George Eliot?, who was widely supposed to be a clergyman or possibly a clergyman?s wife" (The Oxford Companion to English Literature).Baker & Ross A3.2. Parrish, p. 7. Sadleir 818. Wolff 2062. #00003

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        King of Oude's Palace, Kaiser bagh , Lucknow.

      c. 1858 - Albumen print, fair tonal range and in good condition, title in manuscript. Dimensions: 220 by 280mm. (8.5 by 11 inches).

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        The Defence of Cawnpore.

      London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1858 - Octavo. Original red embossed cloth, title gilt to front board, reddish-brown surface-paper endpapers, printed ads to the pastedowns. A little rubbed and with a couple of nicks, but overall very good. Folding map frontispiece with dispositions in colour, and one other folding map. First edition. "Gives a detailed account of three days of battle during which Cawnpore was defended, preventing the creation of an enemy outpost in General Havelock's rear. Author defends General Windham's actions. Includes dispatches" (Ladendorf). A long-serving artillery officer, first commissioned out of RMA, Woolwich, at the head of his class in 1836. He served in the Crimea " present with the headquarter staff at Alma, Balaklava, and Inkerman, and throughout the siege of Sevastopol, remaining in the Crimea until June 1856. He was mentioned in dispatches, and made brevet lieutenant-colonel on 12 December 1854 and CB on 5 July 1855. He received the Mejidiye (fourth class) and the Légion d'honneur (third class)" (ODNB). Following the outbreak of the Indian mutiny, Adye was sent to India as assistant adjutant-general of artillery. Arriving at Cawnpore he discovered that Sir Colin Campbell had already left to relieve Lucknow, with the Gwalior contingent advancing on Cawnpore. "He took part in the actions fought there by Major-General Charles Ash Windham and afterwards wrote The Defence of Cawnpore . He was present at the battle of 6 December, in which the Gwalior contingent was routed by Sir Colin Campbell after his return from Lucknow. His administrative duties then compelled Adye to return to Calcutta, and he saw no more fighting during the mutiny". From early 1859 Adye commanded the Madras artillery; deputy adjutant-general of artillery in India from March 1863 until 1868; "and implemented the amalgamation of the three East India Company regiments of artillery with the Royal Artillery, which required patience and tact". Following his return to England in 1866 he was successively Director of Artillery and Stores, governor of the RMA, Surveyor-General of the Ordnance, and finally Governor of Gibraltar, also serving on Wolseley's staff in Egypt. Jain 371; Ladendorf 507; Sorsky 8; Taylor 3 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Recollections of the Last Days of Shelley and Byron [with an autograph letter signed by Mary Shelley]

      London: Edward Moxon,, 1858. Octavo (195 × 123 mm). Finely bound in c.1900 tan full calf, spine gilt in compartments with detailed floral tooling and two olive morocco title labels, sides bordered with a double gilt rule and fleuron corner-pieces, "M.D.S." initials gilt stamped to front board, gilt rolled board edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Autograph letter signed tipped in before the half-title. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Shelley by Clint, and three engraved plates, one showing the Villa Magni and the boat, the Don Juan, in which Shelley was wrecked, one a portrait of Trelawny by Kirkup, and the last showing Mount Parnassus. Extremities very lightly rubbed, very small dark stain to spine near tail, some faint scratches to covers, minor offsetting to half title from the residual wax seal of the envelope, otherwise internally clean, attractive and in excellent condition. The letter itself with folds from postage, with some offset marks and a small perforation, but in very good condition. First edition, with a tipped-in autograph letter signed by Mary Shelley, of this biographical memoir of Shelley and Byron by Edward Trelawny (1792-1881), the adventurer and Romantic tagalong who involved himself in the lives and deaths of both Byron and Shelley, and subsequently wrote several biographical memoirs such as this that helped to shape posterity's perception of the people involved. This copy bears, tipped-in before the half title, an autograph letter signed from Mary Shelley, addressed to Charles Ollier Esq, at 8 New Burlington St., concerning the manuscript of Trelawny's nautical memoirs which she was editing and soliciting in 1830-31 (whereby we date the letter, though the franking is not decisively readable): "My dear Sir, When you come to the last, will you be so good as to send me the last of the proofs of Mr Trelawny's book - I have been in daily expectation of seeing you - but - - - alas! Yours truly, Mrs Shelley, Thursday". Charles Ollier was Percy Bysshe Shelley's publisher, described by Trelawny himself (in a 1880 letter to Buxton Forman remembering their encounter in 1820-21) as "the only one of the tribe of bibliophiles who would publish Shelley's writings". This, unlike some of Trelawny's statements, is substantially true; excepting Alastor (1816) and any earlier works, all of Shelley's works published in England during his lifetime, from Laon and Cythna (1818) to Hellas (1822), were published by Ollier. He also published Mary and Percy's jointly-written History of a Six Weeks Tour in 1817, and had been offered Frankenstein, though he turned it down. After her husband's death in 1822, Mary was a frequent correspondent with Ollier, often trying, to no avail, to get him to publish more works, including her own novels Valperga and Lodore, or acting as agent for the works of others, including Trelawny. At this time, Mary, as well as being unpaid editor and agent to Trelawny's naval memoirs ("Adventures of a Younger Son", Mary's title, Trelawny's first book, was published not by Ollier but by Colburn and Bentley in 1831), was on the verge of a romantic association with Trelawny. In an awkward exchange of letters in the summer of 1831, Trelawny and Mary bandied uncertain suggestions and innuendoes back and forth until Mary's nerve eventually broke and she replied "My name will never be Trelawny... & Mary Shelley will never be yours." Part of the awkwardness in their relationship stemmed from their continual jostling for the ownership of Shelley's love, when alive, and for his reputation when dead, and though there had been genuine mutual fascination and affection, this eventually subsided into bitter enmity. It was Trelawny who, in this title and more so in its rewriting and retitling in 1878 as Records of Shelley, Byron and the Author, contributed to the sense of Mary as a cold, low-minded, society-obsessed curse on her angelic husband, and a leaden weight on his poetic inspiration ("the chains of lead upon its flight of fire", to misleadingly co-opt Shelley's lines at the end of Epipsychidion). Miranda Seymour, Mary's biographer, paraphrases Trelawny's vitriolic effect on Mary's reputation: "Frankenstein was the work of Shelley's brain, not hers; widowed, she had sunk back to her 'natural littleness'". Whatever one thinks of the assessment, the inclusion in this Trelawny memoir of this Mary Shelley letter (which sees Mary soliciting with dogged altruism on behalf of a delusionally ungrateful friend - the man who, in commissioning the unseaworthy boat Don Juan, had been partially responsible for her husband's death) offers an appealingly complex picture of those left behind after the early deaths of these Romantic poets.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Signed Pen and Ink Cartoon "Hybridisation", a commentary on polluting blood lines.

      - Original pen and ink signed cartoon by the French political cartoonist "Caran D'Ache", whose real name was Emmanuel Poire (1858 - 1909). Poire was a satirist who developed "stories without words", considered a precursor to comic strips. Caran D'Ache spoofs appear to be of French Colonial Empire building during the later part of the 19th century, a time when France cloaked its acquisitions in Africa as a moral mission to lift the world up "to French standards by bringing Christianity and French culture". In 1884 the leading exponent of colonialism, Jules Ferry declared; "The higher races have a right over the lower races, they have a duty to civilize the inferior races." Full citizenship rights - assimilation - were offered, although in reality "assimilation was always receding [and] the colonial populations treated like subjects not citizens."[Wikipedia]. In this cartoon we see the results of mixing or hybridizing people of different social status and race, and of attempting to modify human and animal traits.The cartoon has four illustrations in two rows, starting at the upper left. The top row depicts three pairs of mismatched people: a young woman is fondled by an older man as she reads; a scruffy poor man drapes his arm around a man in suit and tie; and a prosperous black man drawn in racist manner is depicted smoking a cigar wraps his arm around a startled looking white man. In the bottom row is a single image in which an old nag with disheveled Pegasus-like wings runs behind the rider who runs with her on a tether, as a muscular man runs by with an angry eagle strapped to his back. 22 x 15 1/2". Drawn on tissue laid down on heavier stock, with small crescent missing at bottom edge and upper right corner, not affecting the illustration.Caran D'Ache's work appeared in Le Chronique Parisienne, Le Figaro, and Le Rire. In his later years he began a series of "Albums", booklets of cartoons devoted to current fads and social & political issues. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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      London: Bell & Daldy, 1858.  First edition, first issue (with the smaller spine ornament w/tail turned to left, & lacking the adverts & Errata slip), 17 x 11cm (small 8vo), in publisher's dark brown fine net-grain cloth w/blind borders to covers & gilt title to spine, chocolate ep.s, a.e. untrimmed, [i-vii] viii, [1] 2-248 pp.  One of 500 copies printed by Charles Wittingham at the Chiswick Press, London.  Binding Good (extremities moderately bumped & rubbed, cloth sl. soiled, & fr. hinge starting); contents Very Good (sewing sl. loose between pp.144 & 145, & occas. lt. foxing).  Slater 1, Scott 2, Vaughan 7, Ashley III 162, Ehrsam & Deily 177, Fredeman 43.11 ("in many respects the most Pre-Raphaelite volume of poetry which the movement produced.... In all that he later accomplished Morris never quite equalled his achievement in 'The Defence of Guenevere'" [p.162]), Colbeck 2 (altho' his has the adverts).

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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