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        Tale of Two Cities, A

      1859. first edition. A Spectacular Copy in the Original Green Cloth with the 1859 Title-PageDICKENS, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne. London: Chapman and Hall, 1859.First edition, second state with title-page still dated 1859 but with corrected pagination on page 213 and no signature "b" on the list of plates. Octavo. [i-vii]viii[ix-x], [1]2-254 pp. Sixteen inserted plates, including frontispiece and vignette title, by Browne ['Phiz'].Publisher’s secondary binding of moderate olive green fine-diaper cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt, original pale yellow coated endpapers. Boards remarkably fresh. Text and plates very clean and bright with just a minimal scattering of unobtrusive foxing. Just a tiny amount of wear to the top and bottom of the spine, inner hinges very expertly and almost invisibly strengthened. Armorial bookplate of Sir James Martin on front pastedown. A wonderful copy of this late novel, now extremely scarce in either of the original cloth bindings. This is by far the finest copy in original ‘green’ cloth of A Tale of Two Cities that we have ever seen, and although it is the ‘secondary binding’, it’s superlative condition really does justify it’s addition to any fine Dickens collection. Chemised in a full green morocco slip case.This is a true first edition, second state in the original olive-green cloth. The red cloth issue is usually regarded as the primary binding, but copies in the olive-green cloth with the title-page dated 1859 are considered very scarce. Copies in the green-cloth binding were thereafter issued with a title-page dated 1860. These are referred to as the 'third' issue."In the very earliest state there are two pages numbered 113, page 213 furnishing the error. This was not corrected until some copies had been printed. The absence of this error does not necessarily invalidate a first edition, though the error is much preferred because it indicates a prior or earlier printing." Eckel pp. 86/87.A Tale of Two Cities was first serialized in Dickens’s periodical All the Year Round, from April 30-November 26, 1859. Its appearance in monthly parts (July-December 1859) and book form marks Dickens’s return to his old publishers Chapman and Hall, after a long stay with Bradbury and Evans. The extremely large audience for the novel in All the Year Round, however, left less than the usual demand for the parts issue and, at first, for the book, both of which are quite rare. This title also marks the author’s final collaboration with Phiz, Dickens’s most evocative and most sympathetic illustrator. Smith I, 13.

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman & Hall,, 1859. Octavo. Original red cloth, covers blindstamped, spine gilt-lettered, pale yellow endpapers. Red morocco-backed folding case, spine lettered in gilt, by the Lakeside Press, Chicago. 32-page publisher's advertisement at end dated November 1859. Etched frontispiece, title and 14 plates by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"). Contemporary ownership inscription of G. Musgrave, Eden Hall (near Penrith), on front free endpaper and title; engraved bookseller's ticket of Charles Thurnam & Sons, Carlisle, on front pastedown. Spine very lightly rubbed, inner hinges skilfully repaired, etched title detached, else a very good copy. First edition in book form, first issue, the list of contents with signature "b" and with page 213 misnumbered 113. The novel was published in book form on 21 November 1859.

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      Chapman and Hall 1859 First edition,2nd issue state. Recent half dark blue calf. Banded spine with gilt decoration in compartment. Red title labels Marbled boards & end papers. pp.254. Plates by Browne. . Occasionalt plate foxing and slight margin stains, occasional light page marking All internal flaws as Smith bar page 213 correctly numbered and no "b" sigbnature to list of plates. Atractive copy.

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        A Tale of Two Cities

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1859 In modern red half leather with red cloth boards. Spine has raised bands, decorative gilt tooling, title in gilt on a black leather label. Internally, new endpapers, small water mark to top joint of frontispiece and the engraved title page, (viii), [2], 254 pp, 16 pls, printed by C Whiting, Beaufort House, Strand, first edition, first issue with page 213 miss-numbered 113, and the engraved tp difficult to read, the first 2 plates have some water stains to their top corners, plate-The Mail, has a tear professionally repaired at some stage, also fine repair to small margin tear. A nice copy of a very desirable classic! Ranks 3rd on the popularity list and marked the termination of Phiz's connection to Dickens. (Eckel 97. Allibone 486)Dickens, Charles John Huffam, novelist. See ODNB for a full Bio.

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        The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, A fac-simile reprint of The Celebrated Genevan Testament M.D.LVII, With the Marginal Annotations and References, The Initial and Other Wood-Cuts, Prefaces and Index [Leather Bound]

      A handsome binding. Full burgundy leather. Gilt tooling to all sides. Gilt and gauffered edges with cross-hatch and diamond pattern over marbled fore-edge (not fore-edge painted). Marbled endpapers with gilt dentelle to inside covers. First section of Title Page, Advertisement and Epistle (Calvin) is chipped and partially detached. Interior text clean and text block very sound and fresh after the introductory Epistle. Early pon from London, 1859. Wear to leather at extremities. Hinges cracked. Title page with 2/3 detached from straight edge to edge closed tear. Edges to scattered pages with shallow chips. Top corner of 25 pages with turn down to corner tips. Very little spotting; one page noted at gutter. No foxing. Five raised bands to spine and Bagster, 1842 to bottom of spine

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        HENRY JENKINS: Evidences of the Great Age of, With Notices Respecting Longevity & Long Lived Persons etc. Together with his Manuscript Epitah...

      Richmond John Bell 1859.. Henry Jenkins "The Modern Methuselah" died in 1670 at, it is claimed, the amazing age of 169. He was a native of Ellerton-upon-Swale near Richmond in Yorkshire & subsisted as a labourer and fisherman. He claimed to have been born around 1501 and to have been involved as a boy in the Battle of Flodden Field and to have been butler to Lord Conyers of which there is some evidence.The facts are laid out in this scarce 32pp the Vicar of Bolton church where he is buried.The framed orig manuscript is of the inscription to be found in the church yard at Bolton on Swale and is the work of William Farmerie Lincoln. October 2. Anno Domini 1755. A fuller account can be found in volume one of Horsefall Turner's " Yorkshire Folkore Journal 1888 " [ also available ] Together with the rare etched broadside of 1752 by Thomas Worlidge which contains Anne Saville's biographical account of 1696 and the epitaph referred to above.Printed for J.Bowles in St Pauls Churchyard & John Bowles & Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill. Mounted on a canvas stretcher in a fine old oak frame with gilt slip. The three items for...

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        Frygt og Bæven. Dialektisk Lyrik af Johannes de Silentio. K., 1843. VIII+135pp. + Synspunktet for min Forfatter=virksomhed. En ligefrem Meddelelse, Rapport til Historien. K., 1859. (4)+114pp.

      Indb. i ét pænt samt. helshirtbd. m. rig rygforgyldn. De første og sidste blade af "Frygt og Bæven" brunplettede, ellers ganske pæn. "Synspunktet..." så ren, at den må være blevet vasket.. 2 originaludgaver. Himmelstrup 48, 292

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        A Tale of Two Cities. [bound with] The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1859, [c. 1865].. Two volumes in one. Tale of Two Cities first edition, slightly later issue, Oliver Twist "New Edition, Corrected and Revised". 8vo. viii, (2), 254; viii, 311, (1) pp. Contemporary tan half calf over purple buckram boards, spine with raised bands, red gilt lettered label, all edges and endpapers marbled, the latter with the ticket of the stationers C. Cooper & Co. of Birmingham to the front pastedown. Frontispiece, engraved title vignette and 14 plates by Phiz in "A Tale..." and 24 plates by George Cruikshank in "Oliver Twist". Contents generally clean and free of spotting, a very good copy of both works together. Smith, I, 13; this copy presenting the first 5 issue points of the 8 called for. A later, undated edition of Oliver Twist, also bearing the Chapman and Hall imprint, published contemporaneously with the other work.

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      Chapman and Hall 1859.. First edition,2nd issue state. Recent half dark blue calf. Banded spine with gilt decoration in compartment. Red title labels Marbled boards & end papers. pp.254. Plates by Browne. . Occasionalt plate foxing and slight margin stains, occasional light page marking All internal flaws as Smith bar page 213 correctly numbered and no "b" sigbnature to list of plates. Atractive copy.

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        The Catalogue of the Printed Books in the Library of the Hon. Society of Lincoln's Inn

      The copy presented by Lincoln's Inn to Chetham's Library, Manchester, with its pictorial bookplate recording the presentation on the front pastedown and its discreet circular ownership stamp elsewhere. Original pebbled cloth, rebacked, some foxing, but quite sound. Printed for the Society, London, 1859.

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        Wanderings of an Artist among the Indians of North America from Canada to Vancouver's Island and Oregon through the Hudson's Bay Company's Territory and back again.

      London, Longman, Brown, Green etc., 1859. Fine recent full cloth. Gilt lettering on back. Small stamp on htitle, title, on a few pages and on verso of plates. XVII,455 pp. + Appendix, 8 chromolithographed plates (incl. frontispiece, Kane del., Vincent Brooks, lith.) and 1 folded engraved and coloured map. Plates as well as text exceptionally clean. Fine woodengravings in the text.. First edition of this famous first-hand description of the North-American Indians. The author, a Canadian painter, traversed, almost alone, the teritories of the Red River Settlement, the Valley of Saskatchewan; across the Rocky Mountains, down the Columbia River; the shores of Puget Sound, and Vancouver's Island. It is an interesting collection of the incidents of life and travel, among the Indian tribes inhabiting the Regions over which he passed. - Sabin 37007

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        On the Fossil Mammals of Australia; being the complete suite of 10 papers extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. On the Fossil Mammals of Australia, First Edition, complete with 83 very fine lithographic plates and numerous textual wood-engraved illustrations. Comprising: 1.) Part I. Description of a Mutilated Skull of a Large Marsupial Carnivore (Thylacoleo carnifex, Owen), from a Calcareous Conglomerate Stratum, Eighty Miles S. W. of Melbourne, Victoria , 1859, vol 149, pp.309-322 + 5 plates. 2.) Part II. Description of an Almost Entire Skull of the Thylacoleo carnifex, Owen, from a Freshwater Deposit, Darling Downs, Queensland, 1866 vol 156, pp.73-82 + 3 plates. 3.) Part III. Diprotodon australis, Owen, 1870 vol 160, pp.519-578 + 16 plates. 4.) Part IV. Dentition and Mandible of Thylacoleo carnifex, with Remarks on the Arguments for Its Herbivority, 1871, vol 161, pp.213-266 + 4 plates. 5.) Part V. Genus Nototherium, Owen, 1872, vol 162, pp.41-82 + 10 plates. 6.) Part VI. Genus Phascolomys, Geoffr, 1872, vol 162, pp.173-196 + 7 plates. 7) Part VII. Genus Phascolomys: Species Exceeding the Existing Ones in Size,1872, vol 162, pp241-258 + 9 plates. 8.) Part VIII. Family Macropodidae: Genera Macropus, Osphranter, Phascolagus, Sthenurus, and Protemnodon, 1874, vol 164, pp.245-287 + 8 plates. 9.) Part IX. Family Macropodidae; Genera Macropus, Pachysiagon, Leptosiagon, Procoptodon, and Palorchestes, 1874, vol 164, pp.783-803 + 8 plates. 10.) Part X. Family Macropodidae: Mandibular Dentition and Parts of the Skeleton of Palorchestes; Additional Evidences of Macropus Titan, Sthenurus, and Procoptodon,1876, vol 166, pp.197-226 + 13 plates (one of which extending); WITH: On the Affinities of Thylacoleo (supplementary to Part IV above), 6pp and 3 fine plates, 1883). All large quarto, antique style half calf, all parts very good copies, London, [Royal Society], 1859 - 1883. Sir Richard Owen, FRS KCB (1804-1892) English biologist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. Owen is probably best remembered today for coining the word Dinosauria (meaning "Terrible Reptile" or "Fearfully Great Reptile") and for his outspoken opposition to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. He agreed with Darwin that evolution occurred, but thought it was more complex than outlined in Darwin's Origin. Owen's approach to evolution can be seen as having anticipated the issues that have gained greater attention with the recent emergence of evolutionary developmental biology. He was the driving force behind the establishment, in 1881, of the British Museum (Natural History) in London. It was Sir Thomas Mitchell's discovery of fossil bones in New South Wales that provided material for the first of Owen's long series of [10] papers on the extinct mammals of Australia. He discovered Diprotodon and Thylacoleo, besides extinct kangaroos and wombats, of gigantic size.

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        Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung. Dritte, verbesserte und beträchtlich vermehrte Auflage. 2 Bde. Erster Band. Vier Bücher, nebst einem Anhange, der die Kritik der Kantischen Philosophie enthält.; Zweiter Band, welscher die Ergänzungen zu den vier Büchern des ersten Bandes enthält.

      Leipzig, F.A. Brockhaus, 1859. 8vo. Bound in two nice, solid, cont. black hcalf w. gilt author, title, tome and initials (E.W.) to spine. Inner front hinges a bit week, but far from cracking or loosening. A very nice and clean copy w. only very minor occational brownspotting. Textillustr., one folded plate, and one folded table. XXXII, 634; VI, 740 pp.. The important, very much enlarged third edition of Schopenhauer's main work, "The World as Will and Idea", which became a seminal philosophical work that deeply influenced many important later thinkers, e.g. Nietzsche. The third edition is almost twice as long as the first edition and also much longer than the second of 1844. The 3rd edition presents us with the final version of the work. The third edition contains many new parts and passages, including the first printing of the newly added apendix "Metaphysik der Geschlechtsliebe" ("Metaphysics of Sexual Love"), vol. 2, pp. 605-49, which makes Schopenhauer one of the first philosophers since the ancient Greeks to treat the subject of male homosexuality. The book was originally printed in about 700-750 copies, but due to the controversial contents and the too "modern" mind of Schopenhauer, the work was met with no sympathy in early 19th century Europe, and the book sold very poorly. The total lack of initial impact and the terribly bad sale-numbers caused the destruction of all the remaining copies, and only a very small portion of the original 700 or 750 copies still exist, making the first edition of this work one of the most rare important philosophical works of the 19th century. Schopenhauer actually suspected his publisher of deliberate treachery. "But by slow degrees his reputation grew. In 1844 a second edition of "Die Welt als Wille" appeared, and he began to acquire disciples and public recognition." (Printing and the Mind of Man, p. 169). The third edition appeared in 1859, the year before Schopenhauer died, and both editions are much expanded. All three editions published within his lifetime are important and not common. Schopenhauer's "modern" mind resulted in a philosophy of nothingness and a pessimistic denial of the identity of change and progress, which are the predominant notions in this his main work, and only in modern thinkers would they find their true addressees. These modern thinkers, who were much influenced by Schopenhauer include some of the most influential men of the 19th and 20th centuries - Nietzsche, Wagner, Maler, Darwin, Einstein, Jung, Freud, Wittgenstein, Popper, Horkheimer, Beckett, Borges, Tolstoy, Thomas Mann etc, etc... The "pessimistic philosophy" that Schopenhauer founded took its starting-point in the philosophy of Kant, but he heavily criticized most of the important contemporary philosophers, who were also influenced by Kant (i.e. Hegel, Fichte, Schelling etc.). Like Kant, convinced that scientific explanation would never be able to give a true explanation of the reality, the appearances of which are all that we will ever be able to at least apply with a form of systematization and classification, which resembles knowledge, Schopenhauer concludes that all intellectual life is governed by the will and passions. In Schopenhauer's philosophy the Will (principally to live) becomes the driving force of man and the world, and the intellect is subordinate to this; -thus, when desire comes before thought and will comes before being, human beings must live in the realm of desire, and by this desire they are perpetually tormented. "Kant's principal difficulty, the existence of matter apart from our knowledge of it, is expressed by the very inadequacy of our knowledge: it is the cosmic will, an uncontrollable force superior to human will, which, in the individual will, can only be broken by leading a negative "good life", in chastity, voluntary poverty, fasting and self-denial. The result is nothingness, and the aim of the saint is non-existence." (PMM 279)

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        MEYER'S UNIVERSUM. Band 1-16. Ein Volksbuch, enthaltend Abbildung und Beschreibung des Sehenswerthesten und Merkwürdigsten in Natur und Kunst.

      Oktavausgabe. Mit 16 gestochene Titel-Blättern und illustriert mit 690 Stahlstichtafeln (inkludierenden einzelen die nicht im Inhaltsverzeichnisse stehen). Hildburghausen, Verlag des Bibliographischen Institute, 1859-1863. In acht Halblederbände des frühes 20. Jahrhunderts gebunden. Mit nur sehr kleinen Gebrauchsspuren. Hier und da wie immer etwas stockfleckig. Band V-VI mit grössere durchgehende fleck. Eine Tafel des letztes Band fehlt (»Aus dem Glarnerland«). Eine Tafel des zweites Band (»Tegerusee«) fehlt die Texte wegend die Beschneidung.. Band 1-5; Band 6-10 (Neue Folge Bd. 1-5); Band 11-15 (Dritte Folge Bd. 1-5); Band 16 (Vierte Folge Bd. 1)

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