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2013-08-30 15:06:41
Winkworth, Catherine
London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1861. First edition. Original publisher's brown cloth with elaborately gilt design against brown and red cloth oval backgound on both covers, pine heavily gilt. Wood-engraved illustrated by John Leighton, Ford Madox Brown and others. A.E.G., Beveled boards, Binding design by John Leighton. Strikingly fine copy. Very scarce thus. Fredeman 91.1
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2013-08-29 15:15:29
BIANCHI Nicomede (Reggio nell?Emilia 1818-Torino 1886)
TORINO, BOCCA, 1877-85Esemplare in ottimo stato di conservazione Legatura moderna in mezza pelle ITALIANO Legatura novecentesca in mezza pelle con punte e carta decorata, dorsi a sei scomparti con eleganti fregi, oltre ad autore, titolo e numero di volume, impressi a secco. XIV, (2), 679; (6), 750; (6), 686;" (6), 723, (3) pagine numerate. Cfr. Treccani "" Bianchi Nicomede, storico. Lasciata la professione medica, nel 1848 fece parte del governo provvisorio di Modena. Esule dopo il 1849, riparò negli Stati sabaudi dove scoprì la sua vocazione di storico e di polemista politico"; da segnalare per la larghezza di ricerche archivistiche (dal 1870 B. fu sovrintendente dell’"archivio di Stato di Torino) e per aver fissato la storia ufficiale sabauda del Risorgimento è la sua Storia documentata della diplomazia europea in Italia dal 1814 al 1861 (8 voll., 1865-72). Migliore storiograficamente è la Storia della monarchia piemontese dal 1773 al 1861 (rimasta incompiuta al 1814, 4 voll. 1877-85). Fu nominato senatore nel 1881"". La rara monografia storiografica sui regnanti  piemontesi si ferma rispetto alle intenzioni al 1814, a causa della morte dell'autore. Esemplare in ottimo stato conservativo, privo di fioriture.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio di R. C
2013-08-27 10:02:48
Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]
London:: Chapman & Hall,. 1861.. 8vo. 7-7/8" x 5". 1st Book Edition, First Issue (Cardwell GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Appendix D; Smith I, 14). 3 volumes ([4], 344; [2], 351, [1]; [2], 344, 32 pp). Pencil correction [publisher?] to Vol III, p. 145, where the printed 'but' is lined out, replaced above with 'was'. May 1861 'Catalogue of Books' follows text in Vol III.. Original publisher's violet cloth with spines stamped with gilt & boards stamped in blind. Pale yellow eps. Each volume with a custom purple cloth chemise & purple quater-morocco slipcase, with purple cloth sides.. Ex-Mudie library, with the library yellow label to upper portion of. Vol I & III front board; label shadow to Vol II front board. Vol I &. III with ownership signature of C. K. Lloyd; Vol II with pencil. ownership signature of 'F. Lughtown' (?). Bookplate of Myrtle A.. Crummer in Vol I & II. Vol II cocked, spine darkened; rear joint. starting top 1". Vol III worn, with front hinge showing mull & lower. portion of ffep removed. Vol III with a 'Recent Works of Fiction /. in Circulation at / Mudie's Select Library.' leaflet affixed to rear. paste-down. A Good [or slightly better] set, in VG+ cases.. GREAT EXPECTATIONS was one of two Dickens titles to initially appear without illustrations; it is also one of the more difficult titles in the Dickens' canon to obtain completely in 1st issue, especially in original cloth, as it is now known that the bulk of those 1000 cc published went to Mudie's Select Library (cf. Patten. CHARLES DICKENS And His PUBLISHERS, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA
2013-08-24 21:21:21
Wills, William Henry, ed
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1861. 8vo (22.8 cm, 9"). [8], 278, [1] pp.; illus. First U.S. edition: "Illustrated with => one hundred engravings from drawings by Charles Bennett and George H. Thomas." The work was edited by a friend and collaborator of Charles Dickens; from Chaucer to Swift to "Saint Anthony's Sermon to the Fishes," Wills's comic selections are delightfully entertaining, and their wood-engraved illustrations equally amusing. Binding: Publisher's deluxe black calf, covers and spine elaborately embossed and stamped in blind and gilt with central gilt-stamped vignette of a cherub dressed as a jester and playing a lyre. All edges gilt. => The embossing plaque is signed with the designer's initials: "R.D." — Robert Dudley. This is an English publisher's binding, most likely done using the English sheets with an Appleton title-page. This work is rarely found in the deluxe binding: The handsomely gilt-stamped publisher's cloth is the norm. NSTC 2W24418; Allibone 2762. For binding, see: Morris & Levin, Art of Publisher's Bookbindings, 44. Binding as above, showing minor wear to extremities and front cover vignette, original silk bookmark detached and laid in. Volume slightly shaken with text block starting to pull away from spine; this is the kind of volume that wants to do that, and the reader will want to "cradle" it in hand — that done, no worries. Front fly-leaf with early pencilled gift inscription and with a Maine druggist's small ticket. Mild to moderate foxing. => Both funny and decorative, in a publisher's bindi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-08-22 19:38:44
Ives, Joseph C.
Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1861 - This is the first book to deal with the Colorado River, predating Powell's exploration by 10 years.The Ives report is also one of the first descriptions of the Grand Canyon and of the area's native inhabitants. Many of the sketches have exaggerated views of dark and narrow canyons, reflecting how strange the landscape must have looked to these early explorers. Twelve full-page engravings, one profile, seven color plates, 41 woodcuts, and four maps including the two scarce shaded geologic maps. Rebacked using original spine and boards. Some surface staining to boards, gilt rubbed. Edges rubbed, corners bumped. Farquhar 21, Howes 192, Wagner-Camp 375. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Back of Beyond Books, ABAA
2013-08-22 19:38:44
COLORADO RIVER) Ives, Joseph C., et al. v. Egloffstein, F.W. and Heinrich Möllhausen (illus)
Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.. Senate Edition.. 1861.. Cloth bound volume, 11.25 x 9 inches, in five parts: General Report (131 pp); Hydrographic Report (14 pp); Geological Report (154 pp.); Botany (30 pp); Zoology (6 pp); Appendices. Triangular water stain on plates running from the free edge to page bottom; 5.5 inches along the diagonal. Cover and first two dozen pages detached, as are the two maps and the plate entitled Profile of Route. Discoloration and tears to several of these pages; one very short tear to each map. Front cover and spine badly abraded. A pair of tinted geological maps called for not present in Part III. The damp stain to the plates is a conundrum, as the text pages adjacent appear virtually undamaged. It is almost as if the plates were damaged prior to binding--admittedly an unlikely scenario. Equally strange, the eight scenic panoramas and the frontispiece maps, the work of F. W. v. Egloffstein, are likewise undamaged. (Additional artwork by Heinrich Möllhausen.) There are seven color lithographic plates of indigenous Native Americans: the Cocopa, Yuma, Moqui, Navajo, etc. The volume is in poor condition, given the problems cited above. However, once past the first two dozen pages, the single remaining fault is the water stain that appears on plates throughout the volume. .
Bookseller: oldimprints.com
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2013-08-19 19:46:00
Scott, Thomas
London: Henry G. Bohn, 1861. Three volumes complete. Contemporary full calf, bevelled boards, raised bands, spines in six panels, morocco title label to second panel, volume label to third, remaining panels with central gilt flower head tool, covers with interlocking double fillet borders with quadrilobe corner pieces, surrounding inner corner pieces of roundels, volutes and leafy stems blocked in black, all edges stained red, with marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, volume one stained to foot. Internally the stain to the foot of volume one carries on to the bottom corners of the pages for about the first quarter of the book, otherwise bright and clean. Previous owners' gift inscription to ffep. Binding is by Bickers, with their stamp to reverse of front marbled endpapers. A reissue of Scott's 1792 bible (see Herbert 1366). Reprint. Full Calf. Good+. 4to.
Bookseller: Temple Rare Books
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2013-08-18 22:58:44
GRUNDY, W[illiam] M[orris]
London: Richard Griffin and Company,, 1861. A Book of Rural Poetry Embellished with Photographs from Nature. Small quarto. Original purple cloth, spine elaborately gilt, gilt titles to front cover within an elaborate gilt cartouche showing birds, branches and flowers, arabesque and geometric designs to both covers in blind, all edges gilt. 20 mounted album photographs by William Morris Grundy. Spine a little dulled, small chips from cloth at ends of spine, general light rubbing and a few marks, light s potting to earlyand late leaves, with the occasional spray within. The photographs are in excellent condition, and of the few copies that have appeared at auction in recent decades, this seems to be the nicest. First edition, first impression, of this charming volume that is thought to be one of the first poetry anthologies illustrated with photographs. Grundy took up photography in 1855 as a hobby and made his name through his series of stereoscopic genre scenes entitled "Rural England." In 1859, upon Grundy's death, the London Stereoscopic Company bought his negatives and reused them to illustrate the present volume.
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2013-08-15 03:32:35
Frederic Remington
A wonderfully detailed chromolithograph depicting enigmatic scenes from the American West by Frederic Remington. Over this print measures 19.5x14" and is in very good condition with some light foxing, staining and creasing. Few artists of the American West can equal the breadth of experience of Frederic Sackrider Remington (1861-1909). From the Santa Fe Trail to the Oregon Trail, he came to possess firsthand knowledge as a rancher, a military scout, a hunter and trapper, and as a reporter. Few of his contemporaries were as devoted to capturing the three brief decades that saw the taming of the expansive and dangerous western frontier. Looking back at his career in 1905, Remington wrote: "I knew the wild riders and the vacant land were about to vanish forever...and the more I considered the subject, the bigger the forever loomed. Without knowing how to do it, I began to record some facts around me, and the more I looked the more the panorama unfolded." His evolving clarity of purpose and the naturally vivid subject matter inspired Remington to compulsively record details, producing thousands of illustrations in the course of his twenty-three year career. Remington's ability to capture narrative made his work ideally suited to the field of illustration.  His father, Seth, had been a journalist and Remington relished the opportunity to provide visual manifestation to a story.  This, coupled with his sense of adventure made him an exceptionally successful illustrator most notably for the celebrated journal Harper's Weekly.  The accuracy, immediacy and drama of his drawings fuse … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-08-15 03:32:35
Frederic Remington
A wonderfully detailed chromolithograph depicting enigmatic scenes from the American West by Frederic Remington. Over this print measures 12.5"x17.5" and is in good condition with some light foxing, staining and creasing. Few artists of the American West can equal the breadth of experience of Frederic Sackrider Remington (1861-1909). From the Santa Fe Trail to the Oregon Trail, he came to possess firsthand knowledge as a rancher, a military scout, a hunter and trapper, and as a reporter. Few of his contemporaries were as devoted to capturing the three brief decades that saw the taming of the expansive and dangerous western frontier. Looking back at his career in 1905, Remington wrote: "I knew the wild riders and the vacant land were about to vanish forever...and the more I considered the subject, the bigger the forever loomed. Without knowing how to do it, I began to record some facts around me, and the more I looked the more the panorama unfolded." His evolving clarity of purpose and the naturally vivid subject matter inspired Remington to compulsively record details, producing thousands of illustrations in the course of his twenty-three year career. Remington's ability to capture narrative made his work ideally suited to the field of illustration.  His father, Seth, had been a journalist and Remington relished the opportunity to provide visual manifestation to a story.  This, coupled with his sense of adventure made him an exceptionally successful illustrator most notably for the celebrated journal Harper's Weekly.  The accuracy, immediacy and drama of his drawings fused … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-08-15 03:32:35
Frederic Remington
A wonderfully detailed chromolithograph depicting enigmatic scenes from the American West by Frederic Remington. Over this print measures 16"x12" and is in good condition with some light foxing, staining and creasing. Few artists of the American West can equal the breadth of experience of Frederic Sackrider Remington (1861-1909). From the Santa Fe Trail to the Oregon Trail, he came to possess firsthand knowledge as a rancher, a military scout, a hunter and trapper, and as a reporter. Few of his contemporaries were as devoted to capturing the three brief decades that saw the taming of the expansive and dangerous western frontier. Looking back at his career in 1905, Remington wrote: "I knew the wild riders and the vacant land were about to vanish forever...and the more I considered the subject, the bigger the forever loomed. Without knowing how to do it, I began to record some facts around me, and the more I looked the more the panorama unfolded." His evolving clarity of purpose and the naturally vivid subject matter inspired Remington to compulsively record details, producing thousands of illustrations in the course of his twenty-three year career. Remington's ability to capture narrative made his work ideally suited to the field of illustration.  His father, Seth, had been a journalist and Remington relished the opportunity to provide visual manifestation to a story.  This, coupled with his sense of adventure made him an exceptionally successful illustrator most notably for the celebrated journal Harper's Weekly.  The accuracy, immediacy and drama of his drawings fused his … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-08-15 03:32:35
Frederic Remington
A wonderfully detailed chromolithograph depicting enigmatic scenes from the American West by Frederic Remington. Over this print measures 17.5"x11.5" and is in very good condition with some light foxing, staining and creasing. Few artists of the American West can equal the breadth of experience of Frederic Sackrider Remington (1861-1909). From the Santa Fe Trail to the Oregon Trail, he came to possess firsthand knowledge as a rancher, a military scout, a hunter and trapper, and as a reporter. Few of his contemporaries were as devoted to capturing the three brief decades that saw the taming of the expansive and dangerous western frontier. Looking back at his career in 1905, Remington wrote: "I knew the wild riders and the vacant land were about to vanish forever...and the more I considered the subject, the bigger the forever loomed. Without knowing how to do it, I began to record some facts around me, and the more I looked the more the panorama unfolded." His evolving clarity of purpose and the naturally vivid subject matter inspired Remington to compulsively record details, producing thousands of illustrations in the course of his twenty-three year career. Remington's ability to capture narrative made his work ideally suited to the field of illustration.  His father, Seth, had been a journalist and Remington relished the opportunity to provide visual manifestation to a story.  This, coupled with his sense of adventure made him an exceptionally successful illustrator most notably for the celebrated journal Harper's Weekly.  The accuracy, immediacy and drama of his drawings f … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Arader Galleries
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2013-08-15 03:32:35
Frederic Remington
A wonderfully detailed chromolithograph depicting enigmatic scenes from the American West by Frederic Remington. Over this print measures 23.5"x18.5" and is in very good condition with some light foxing, staining and creasing. Few artists of the American West can equal the breadth of experience of Frederic Sackrider Remington (1861-1909). From the Santa Fe Trail to the Oregon Trail, he came to possess firsthand knowledge as a rancher, a military scout, a hunter and trapper, and as a reporter. Few of his contemporaries were as devoted to capturing the three brief decades that saw the taming of the expansive and dangerous western frontier. Looking back at his career in 1905, Remington wrote: "I knew the wild riders and the vacant land were about to vanish forever...and the more I considered the subject, the bigger the forever loomed. Without knowing how to do it, I began to record some facts around me, and the more I looked the more the panorama unfolded." His evolving clarity of purpose and the naturally vivid subject matter inspired Remington to compulsively record details, producing thousands of illustrations in the course of his twenty-three year career. Remington's ability to capture narrative made his work ideally suited to the field of illustration.  His father, Seth, had been a journalist and Remington relished the opportunity to provide visual manifestation to a story.  This, coupled with his sense of adventure made him an exceptionally successful illustrator most notably for the celebrated journal Harper's Weekly.  The accuracy, immediacy and drama of his drawings f … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-08-13 07:55:49
ELIOT, George
Blackwood, 1861. First edition. 8vo. Carter's A binding and terminal adverts in the earliest state. Original cinnamon ripple grain cloth decorated in gilt to the spine and in blind to the covers. A superb, near fine copy, which shows just the most minor wear to the corners, but is bright and clean. Internally fresh and tight with good hinges. Rarely encountered now in such an excellent, unrepaired state. Eliot's classic novel of hope, redemption, and the indomitable human spirit. Eliot intended that her book should 'set in a strong light the remedial influences of pure, natural human relations'. Sadleir 819; Wolff 2063 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books [Henley on Thames, OXON, United Kingdom]
2013-08-10 23:17:41
George Eliot
Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this realist novel by George Eliot, the pen name of Mary Anne Evans. With half title present, and a 16 page publisher's catalogue to rear followed by pages of reviews of Dr Alexander Carlyle's autobiography and advertising its third edition. Eliot's third novel,Silas Marnerwas first published in 1861. An outwardly simple tale of a reclusive weaver, in its strong realism it represents one of Eliot's most sophisticated treatments of her attitude to religion. With a previous owner's ink signature to title page. Carter Binding Variant B, Sadlier 819. Condition: Expertly rebacked in original cloth covered binding with new endpapers. Externally, sound with shelfwear, bumping and a mark to front board. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright but with scattered foxing throughout. Overall: GOOD.
Bookseller: Rooke Books
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2013-08-10 17:49:32
Cuvier Georges
Paris, Firmin Didot, 1861. later edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Second Edition 3 vol. {complete} in contemporary black half morocco. An exceptionally clean set with the very lightest of bumping to corners.
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2013-08-09 21:37:41
FLORES, Antonio
- Madrid, Imp. M. Rivadeneyra, 1861, 27x18 cm., en holandesa, 411 págs.+16 grabados de Urrabieta
Bookseller: Fábula Libros (Librería Jiménez-Bra
2013-08-09 19:49:53
Zippel, Trento, 1861. Ripresa dal disegno di Fortunato Depaoli; pubblicata in Girolamo Avancini, Giuseppe Pacher, Le acque ferruginose di Levico nel Trentino dette del vetriolo . Trento, Seiser, 1861. Formato: Litografia di cm 22x17 (parte incisa). Buono, ordinari segni dÂ’uso e del tempo, qualche fioritura.
Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Adige [TRENTO, Italy]
2013-08-09 19:18:45
BIRAGHI, Luigi
Boniardi- Pogliani di Ermen. Milano. 1861 - 1864- 1865. 3 tomos enc. en un vol., con 78 + 131+ 88 p. (25 cm) Enc. holandesa época algo ajada. Dibujos intercalados en el texto mas 6 láminas fuera de texto, algunas desplegables, en primer libro, 4 en segundo, y 8 en el tercero. Tres obras encuadernadas del que fuera director de la Biblioteca Ambrosiana Luigi Biraghi: 1. RICOGNIZIONE DEI GLORIOSI CORPI DEI SANTI VITTORE MAURO, MARTIRE. SATIRO, CONFESSORE. CASTO E POLEMIO, DIACONI CONFESSORI COMPIUTA IN QUESTÂ’ANNO 1860 ENTRO LA BASILICA DI FAUSTA ANNESSA ALLA AMBROSIANA IN MILANO. MEMORIE DEL SACERDOTE --- / 2. I TRE SEPOLCRI SANTAMBROSIANI Scoperti nel gennajo 1864 ILLUSTRATI DAL SAC. --- / 3. BOEZIO FILOSOFO, TEOLOGO, MARTIRE A CALVENZANO MILANESE DI ---. ./ CCPB000194367-7 / . E (Ref.26685) italiano historia antigua iglesia milan italia arqueologia santos [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: LIBROS CON HISTORIA [URROZ-VILLA, NA, Spain]
2013-08-08 22:58:00
Humphreys, Captain A A & Abbot, Lieut H L
Philadelphia : J. . Lippincott & Co (Half Title states: 'Published by authority of the War Dept., Bureau of Topographical Engineers.') 1861 - pp. xxiv, list of plates, 17-456, appendices ([ii], iii-cxlvi; twenty pull-out plates including five maps (two in colour), one plan, fourteen charts; many tales. -- Errata slip for plate II inserted between plates I & II. -- Presentation copy from the author with inscribed pasted label to initial publisher page: 'To Mr Alexander Keith Johnston with the respects of the A A Humphreys'. -- Folio sized (32cm X 26cm) hardcover in textured dark-green cloth with gilt spine lettering, red speckled edges. Also ex-University of Edinburgh geological library reference copy (with 'duplicate' in pencil to title page). -- Good externally, very good internally. -- Secure binding with bumped and worn extremities, and age-dulled cloth, yet spine lettering is bright and clear. -- Sturdy text block with neat, crisp leaves and age-dulled top edge -- leaves also show light-brown age-toning towards edges -- plates at rear are all present and are in clean, neat and tidy condition -- three plates have longitudinal inner margin fold creases, but none have any fold splits -- six plates have on their reverse sides a small oval purple stamp of University of Edinburgh Geological class Library, and a margin of seven leaves of text (inc title page) also have the small oval purple stamp. -- Cloth also split (but very carefully glued back) for a few centimetres along front and rear hinges towards the head. -- Inner hinges are perfectly intact and not split. -- A decen … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lost World Books
2013-08-08 18:15:26
Beeton, Isabella Mary
London, S. O. Beeton. 1861, First Edition. (ISBN: B0029ZBNIM) Half-Leather, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 1112 pages + xxxix index and coloured plate list. Lacks free front endpaper otherwise a good tight book. Half of spine is missing. With some careful restoration this would be a very good example of this rare work. Good/No Jacket - as issued.
Bookseller: Books & Bygones [Reading, United Kingdom]
2013-08-04 16:56:48
Lithographie mit 2 Tonplatten von W. Loeillot, Berlin 1861. 21.8x38.8 cm. - Fritz S. 65 - Blick über das weitläufe Werksgelände mit 5 Hochöfen, Kokereien, Schornsteinen und Nebengebäuden, im Hintergrund die Wohnhäuser der Arbeitersiedlung.
Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat
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2013-08-03 16:00:06
Trollope, Anthony
1861. London: Chapman and Hall, 1861. 32 pp ads dated Nov 1861. Original blind-stamped blue cloth. First Edition. This is a collection of eight short stories that Trollope had written for several periodicals; the tales are sited in various other countries, such as Ireland, France, Egypt and Jamaica. Although this book did not fare well with the reading public, Chapman & Hall would publish a second series of such tales two years later.~This is a very good, perhaps near-fine copy: there is minor rubbing at the extremities and one small spot on the front cover (the front free endpaper is slightly damaged from a bookplate affixed to the opposing pastedown). Though this is not a scarce Trollope title, we seldom see it in condition this advantageous. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 12.
Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman
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2013-08-03 13:08:44
FINLAY, George.
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1861. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1861. 2 volumes octavo. Original ox-blood linen-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, panels in blind to the boards, pale yellow surface-paper endpapers. Folding coloured map to volume I. A little rubbed, spines sunned and slightly soiled, a little chipping head of the spines, else a very good set. First edition.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington [United Kingdom]
2013-08-03 12:28:46
Olmsted, Frederick Law
New York: Mason Brothers, 5 and 7 Mercer Street, 1861. Map with hand coloring, very good, few extra creases from being bound in book and a couple of short crease tears (thin paper) repaired verso with archival paper tape. The map image measures 28 x 42 cm. The map is still bound in the original book (vol. 1) by Olmsted, "The Cotton Kingdom: A Traveller's Observations on Cotton and Slavery in the American Slave States." Both original text volumes present, ex-library with library stamp on title pages of both volumes and library markings on original brown pebbled cloth spine. This is the first American edition of the work, issued very shortly after the London edition (both in 1861). Vol. 1: viii, 376; vol. 2: iv, 404 including index. Library stickers on both rear paste-downs. Bindings in good condition with some scuffing on edges. This map is a "landmark in American statistical cartography and one of the first attempst to measure agricultural productivity with a map" (ref: Schulten, "Mapping the Nation...," U. Chicago Press, 2012, p. 148). Olmsted was a prominent figure in American landscape architecture and one of the designers of NY's Central Park. His well-known signature (printed) is in the cartouche of the map. This increasingly uncommon map was an early attempt to depict the efficiencies of slave vs. free labor, and help decide whether cotton production could move north and west and the country expanded. Other refs: Sabin 572401, Howes O76. . Signed by Author. First U.S. Edition. Cloth. Map.
Bookseller: The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books
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2013-08-02 06:01:45
Kirchhoff, G. and Bunsen, R.
FIRST EDITION and appearance in French of an 1861 landmark paper marking "the invention of Spectral Analysis and the announcement of the discovery of two new elements, Cesium and Rubidium [and eventually many more] by using the new method of spectroscopy developed by Kirchhoff and Bunsen. The spectral lines that Kirchhoff and Bunsen discovered "predicted and demonstrated that new elements, so far missing in the Periodic Table, could be found with the help of spectral analysis. The spectra of the elements would later yield most important information about the structure of the atoms and would help to explain the Periodic Table" (Brandt, The Harvest of a Century, 28). Kirchhoff and Bunsen's discoveries were heralded as "One of the most dashing advances of the human mind into the secrets of the composition of matter on earth and in cosmos"(Kedrow, Spektralanalyse, 1961). Kirchhoff and Bunsen's collaboration would change the world, not just of chemical analysis, but also of astronomy and physics. Working with Bunsen at Heidelberg, Kirchhoff made a completely unexpected discovery. It was known at the time that, if held to flame, many chemical substances colored the flame in consistent, characteristic ways. Kirchhoff, without intending to, had identified the cause of the dark lines seen in the solar spectra by Fraunhofer and others. When certain chemicals were heated in Bunsen's burner, characteristic bright lines appeared, i.e., elements in the substance. In some cases these were at exactly the same points in the spectrum as Fraunhofer's dark lines. The bright lines were light co … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books [West Branch, IA, U.S.A.]
2013-07-31 21:15:58
[Civil War]: [Missouri]:
Rockford, [Il.]: Daily Republican, August 14, 1861.. [1]p. broadside newspaper extra, 17 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, printed in double columns. Old dark stains. Closed tears repaired on verso with old tape. In fair condition. A scarce newspaper extra giving up to the minute news of the Battle of Wilson's Creek, one of the most important Civil War battles in the western theatre, and "the major battle of the Civil War in Missouri" (Long). Missouri was hotly contested ground, with many there holding pro- secessionist sympathies; this early Confederate victory gave the C.S.A. effective control of southwestern Missouri. The Battle of Wilson's Creek, hard-fought and bloody, took place just southwest of Springfield, Missouri, on August 10, 1861. Union General Nathaniel Lyon was killed, the Federal troops under Brig. Gen. Franz Sigel were scattered, and though Confederate troops under generals Benjamin McCulloch and Sterling Price were initially driven back, they rallied and counterattacked. Casualties from the days' fighting were about equal, with some 2500 killed, wounded, or captured in total. Despite the headline and the news carried in this article, the battle was a Confederate victory, and McCulloch and Price were not killed. The article reports that Union forces were outnumbered three to one, and that the Confederate fighters included "Texas rangers and Cherokee half breeds." The news, datelined St. Louis, is said to the official report of the fight as transmitted by one of General Lyon's aids to Gen. Fremont. The extra also carries military and political news from W … [Click Below for Full Description]
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2013-07-31 15:48:21
GREENWOOD, C. & J.] FIGG, William
Lewes: William Edwin Baxter, 1861.. Map dimensions 128 x 208 cm. A decorative large map of the county with original hand colouring in block and outline marking out the rapes, large vignette illustration of Chichester Cathedral to lower right corner of the map, tables of explanation and a reference to the hundreds to the lower edge, the whole dissected into twenty four sections and recently skilfully remounted on new linen. Chipping to a few section edges, otherwise a very good example. The map was first published in this large format by the Greenwoods in 1825. This by no means common edition was brought up to date by the local surveyor William Figg, as with Baxter, a notable family name in and around Lewes. Kingsley notes that the map was not printed at Baxter's Lewes printworks, rather by the London firm Maclure, Macdonald and Macgregor. Kingsley, 89 A. "First Lithographic Transfer"
Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop (ABA, ILAB) [Lewes, United Kingdom]
2013-07-29 13:15:23
[Bible]
Glosgow and London: W. R. M’Phun, 1861. A very early edition thus. A beautifully illustrated Bible featuring 21 impressive guarded steel-engraved plates, all but one by William Bartlett and including a double-page plate of Jerusalem as frontispiece, 27 fine tinted lithographs on 9 guarded plates, 12 maps in colour and four page decorated family register printed in green on vellum. Folio, publisher’s original fine binding of full plum calf, the boards decorated in blind in a lily motif surrounded by a finely detailed gilt framework featuring sunbursts in the four corners, further paneling in blind, the spine with raised gilt ruled wide bands creating compartments double-gilt ruled framed around fine gilt tooling in a floral motif , one compartment elegantly lettered in gilt, a.e.g. xv, 1216 pp., 36 page biblical encyclopdia. Internally very fine and fresh, clean and bright with little if any evidence of use, the binding very handsome but with a bit of expected wear to the edges and extremeties, front hinge a little shaken but still firm. A BEAUTIFUL MID 19TH CENTURY SCOTTISH FAMILY BIBLE, featuring impressive full page steel plates by master engraver William Bartlett and a number of fine lithographs.
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.
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2013-07-27 14:33:37
Pearce, Walter:
[Various locations, including the Far East]. 1861-1864.. 160pp., plus manuscript map and 18pp. letters. Folio. Original cloth boards; spine perished, edges of boards reinforced with linen. Light wear and soiling internally. Letters flattened, separation at some folds, inserted in mylar wrappers,laid into manuscript. Very good. Log kept by Ensign Walter Pearce during his time serving aboard the U.S.S. Wyoming during the Civil War. The Wyoming spent most of her Civil War career in the Pacific Ocean searching for Confederate ships, primarily the C.S.S. Alabama. However, in July 1863, off the coast of Japan, she engaged in the Battle of Shimonosheki, resulting in the first United States naval victory over the Japanese. Following that, the Wyoming continued its hunt for the Alabama. Pearce provides an important first- hand account of the details of the engagement at Shimonosheki Straits. Pearce's journal, which is written in prose snippets, begins on Oct. 26, 1861 with his appointment as Acting Master Mate, reporting for duty at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. On Nov. 11th he ships out for the Pacific, reporting to the commander of the Wyoming, anchored at Panama. His entries include brief accounts of the weather and the day's activities, such as naval exercises, trimming the sails, encountering other ships, painting and cleaning the Wyoming, coaling the ship, etc. When the ship is at sea, he also records the latitude and longitude. The Wyoming spent the next several months off the coast of northern South America, until June, 1862, when she was ordered to sail for the Far East i … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana
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2013-07-26 21:32:09
FRITH, Francis.:
London, Eyre & Spottiswood, 1861.. Both title pages dated 1861. Thick 4to, approximately 275 x 200 mm, 11 x 8 inches, pages in double column, 20 mounted albumen photographs by Francis Frith, image size approximately 6¼ x 8½, each with printed title and photographer's credit on mount and tissue guards, chromolithograph half-title with small oval photograph and frontispiece, both heightened in gilt, chromolithograph family register page with old ink entries, bound in publisher's morocco, gilt lettering to spine, gilt clasp, blind decoration to covers, marbled endpapers. Rebacked using original spine, binding rubbed and scuffed, shelf wear to edges, half-title and frontispiece have repairs and stains to margins, 2 pages at the end have dusty margins with neat repairs, occasional small closed tear to margins, tissue guards age-browned and slightly foxed, margins of mounts stained and age-browned, some of the images may be slightly faded, we can email you the 20 photographs by Frith on request. See Helmut Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 36, listed is an undated edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.
Bookseller: Roger Middleton
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2013-07-26 01:44:51
Wood, Ellen, Mrs. Henry
London: Richard Bentley, 1861. Wood, Ellen, Mrs. Henry. EAST LYNNE. London: Richard Bentley, 1862. 4th Edition. Three volumes bound in Original Publisher's Cloth, violet morocco-grained, blocked in blind and gilt. A Very Good set, just slight overall wear, spine a little darkened, spine tips a little rubbed, gilt still bright, one inner hinge expertly repaired. PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION FROM THE AUTHOR TO HER SON inked on the front free endpaper of Vol. 1. "For Harry. From Mamma." Each volume also bears her son's ownership signature "H. M. Wood, Greylands." EAST LYNNE was the single best-selling novel of the 19th century with a million copies sold before 1901. The first edition is a legendary Victorian rarity, few examples survive; Mrs. Wood herself appears to have had to settle on a fourth edition to present to her son. The sensation novel was a literary genre of fiction popular in Great Britain in the 1860s and 1870s, following on from earlier melodramatic, gothic, and romantic genres of fiction. Ellen Wood's controversial EAST LYNNE was the first novel to be critically dubbed "sensational" and began a trend whose main exponents also included Wilkie Collins (THE WOMAN IN WHITE, THE MOONSTONE), and Mary Elizabeth Braddon (LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET). Auction records show only four copies in original cloth (and one rebound copy) to appear for public sale during the last 25 years. In 2004, a copy of EAST LYNNE inscribed to Mrs. Wood's daughter ["Ellen from Mamma"] fetched $55,000.00 at auction. Sadleir (3333), Wolff (7269, rebound). In 1969, David Magee, in his … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books
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2013-07-26 01:44:51
Wood, Ellen, Mrs. Henry (1814-1887)
London: Richard Bentley, 1861. Wood, Ellen, Mrs. Henry. EAST LYNNE. In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1861. FIRST EDITION. Each volume has the proper 1861 title page with the verso reading: "Printed by A. Schultze, Poland Street" as, by the second edition, Bentley editions of EAST LYNNE were printed by Spottiswoode of New Street, the Queen's printers. One of only 750 copies published on the 15th of September, 1861. A NEAR FINE set of this great Victorian rarity (light wear to outer hinges and corners). Beautifully bound by Henry T. Wood of London in contemporary blue-green crushed half-morocco with marbled boards, t. e. g., spine with five raised bands, gilt lettering within three of the compartments. Superbly extra-illustrated with three engraved frontispieces (an aesthetic necessary for the binder as the novel was printed without half-titles or fly-leaves). Volume One's frontispiece features the famous portrait of Mrs. Wood by Reginald Easton. Volume Two sports a dramatic frontispiece (possibly from Harrison Ainsworth's New Monthly, the periodical which first published EAST LYNNE in installments). Volume Three's frontispiece, origin as yet unidentified, is engraved by the Dalziel Brothers and illustrates the dénouement of the novel's remarkable plot: a married woman with children abandons her family to run off with a charming aristocrat and, after she is dumped by the cad, the disgraced adulteress disguises herself as a nanny and returns incognito to raise her own children. Further, tipped into Volume One is a two-page autograph letter dated 1 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Lakin & Marley Rare Books
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2013-07-25 23:50:02
BINGHAM, DODD & CO
[Hartford]: Bingham, Dodd & Co., 1861. Hand-coloured lithograph. Condition: very good except for several skilfully repaired tears into image and losses in bottom margin that have been in-filled and the title fac-similed where necessary. 25 1/2 x 32 inches. Gold leaf, American style molding. 29 1/2 x 36 3/4 inches. Marvellous, extremely rare group portrait of a commemorative battalion of prominent Hartford citizens This very unusual print commemorates a patriotic organization in Connecticut that was formed in anticipation of hostilities with the South. The organization began in 1858, naming itself after the leading Revolutionary War general to have come from Connecticut, Israel Putnam. Putnam had a flare for sayings and actions that make for military legend: he is said to have left his horse and plow mid-field upon hearing that war had broken out in Massachusetts, and he is the man who advised troops not to shoot until they could see the whites of their enemy's eyes. Though brave and inspiring, he was however not a good commander, and Washington found he could not rely on him. His career is curiously appropriate to his namesake Phalanx, a group clearly more willing than able to fight the impending war. The clearly delineated faces of the Staff and Officers were probably taken from daguerreotypes of the individuals and it is these that give the print its almost bizarre fascination. The officers are dressed in a stylized Revolutionary War uniform, and in this attire the group attended parades and rallies around New England. The Putnam Phalanx, as a spur to enlistment, undo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books
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2013-07-25 11:49:32
[Hughes, Thomas]
Cambridge: Macmillan and Co, 1861. First English Edition without ads in Vol. I.. With contemporary oval albumen portrait photograph of the author inserted as frontispiece in first volume. 3 vols. 8vo. Presentation binding in full pebbled green morocco in the same style as the publisher's blue morocco cloth, with gilt-stamped triple rule instead of the blind on both covers; purple watered silk endpapers with gilt filet, spine titled the same as the trade edition without publisher and date at foot of spine, a.e.g. Rebacked, original spines neatly laid down, minor wear to extremities. First English Edition without ads in Vol. I. With contemporary oval albumen portrait photograph of the author inserted as frontispiece in first volume. 3 vols. 8vo. From the Publisher to Mrs. Hughes in Presentation Binding. Inscribed on the front endpaper, "To Mrs. Thomas Hughes with the kindest regards from A.M..., Nov. 20, 1861." A.M. was one of the Macmillan brothers. The date of the presentation is significant, for in the ads this title is described as "being ready in October." Parrish pp. 120-121; Sadleir 1234; Wolff 3331 [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller [United States]
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2013-07-24 12:20:45
Hooker, Sir William Jackson.
Lovell Reeve & Co., 1861. Hardback, no dust-wrapper. Unpaginated. Approx 120 pages. 66 hand-coloured plates. Drawings by Walter Fitch. 26cm x 16cm. Original cloth. gilt titles to spine, with gilt illustration to front board. Some wear to extremities. Boards a little marked. Robert M. Adam's bookplate to front pastedown, with his name written twice to title page. R. W. Kennon's bookplate to front free end-paper. End-papers slightly foxed.. Illus. by Fitch, Walter. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket.
Bookseller: Besleys Books ABA PBFA [BECCLES, United Kingdom]
2013-07-23 20:17:14
0001-01-01 00:00:00. Unknown Unknown. Very Good. This is a very special, framed piece featuring the appointment of James E. Harvey of Pennsylvania as Minister Resident of the United States of America to Portugal. The appointment has been hand signed by President Abraham Lincoln. The document has also been hand signed by William Seward, Secretary of State. Dated March 28th, 1861. On the date of the signing of this document, Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott advised Lincoln not only to evacuate Fort Sumter, but also Fort Pickens in order to avert war. Lincoln hedged, calling for a cabinet meeting the next day after a sleepless night. The framed piece measures about 20 x 47 inches. The letter measures about 12 x 16 inches. THIS DOCUMENT IS SCARCE IN THAT NOT ONLY IS IT SIGNED BY LINCOLN, BUT IT IS SIGNED “ABRAHAM LINCOLN”. MOST OF THE TIME LINCOLN SIGNED SIMPLY, “A. LINCOLN”.
Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork
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2013-07-22 13:20:26
PROCTER, Adelaide (ed.)
London: Emily Faithfull and Co. at the Victoria Press, 1861. Small quarto., full dark green morocco elaborately gilt at spine and boards, gilt inner dentelles, x [2] pp.3-349 [1], decorated initials, all edges gilt, binding designed by John Leighton. Foxing at endpapers, much less so at text, just a few leaves more remarkably affected. Very light wear at binding, gilt at front board perhaps a touch duller that elsewhere. Still a fairly impressive association copy, signed/inscribed at front paste-down endpaper: "Presented to/Blanche Resticaux/for general proficiency in printing/Emily Faithfull/Victoria Press 1862". Also, loosely inserted, a few newspaper clippings about Emily Faithfull, a very small A.L.S. from Henry Alford, and a small slip of paper signed "Yours faithfully/Isa Craig".. First Edition. Hard Cover.
Bookseller: Oxford House Books
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2013-07-20 18:33:20
David Laing
Edinburgh-The Bannatyne Club, 1861. Book. A publication from Sir Walter Scott's Bannatyne Club, examining old buildings in Edinburgh and the surrounding county Midlothian. With an engraved frontispiece andfurther plates, some coloured, some folding. With illustrations in the text. Written in both Latin and English. List of members of the Bannatyne Club in July 1861to the front. The Bannatyne Club was founded by Sir Walter Scott to print rare works of Scottish interest, whether in history, poetry, or general literature. It printed 116 volumes in all. It was dissolved in 1861. David Laing (20 April 1793 18 October 1878) was a Scottish antiquary. Apart from an extraordinary general bibliographical knowledge, Laing was best known as a lifelong student of the literary and artistic history of Scotland. He published no original work, but contented himself with editing the works of others. For over fifty years, Laing was a member of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and contributed over a hundred separate papers to their Proceedings. He was also the long-standing secretary to the Bannatyne Club, many of whose publications were edited by him. Condition: In original publisher's cloth binding with paper spine label. Externally sound, with some shelfwear, fading and marks. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean throughout. The majority of pages are unopened. Overall: VERY GOOD. Very Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
2013-07-20 06:23:01
CAMPOS DE ANDRADA (Ernesto de)
- D. José Trazimundo Mascarenhas Barreto. Ditadas por êle próprio em 1861. Revistas e coordenadas por Ernesto Campos de Andrada. Imprensa da Universidade. Coimbra. 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930 e 1932. 5 volumes de 24x17 cm. Com 487, 395, 378, 507 e 379 pags. Encadernações da época com lombadas em pele. Ilustrados. Memórias de 1802 de 1853, sendo o último volume um apêndice com documentos oficiais e particulares de 1802-1881. Cada volume contém um índice cronológico exaustivo; um índice alfabético de nomes próprios, pessoas, títulos, cargos, etc. e um índice das gravuras em extra texto. A publicação deste importante trabalho histórico suscitou um justificado interesse público na sua época. O segundo volume afirmou a obra como sendo de referência no estudo das guerras da sucessão ao trono e do Cerco do Porto. Os factos são narrados a partir do discurso oral do 7º Marquês da Fronteira (1802-1881), fidalgo liberal,descendente da Marquesa da Fronteira Leonor de Almeida (literariamente conhecida por Alcipe). A sua narrativa testemunhal é fixada a partir de um discurso oral directo, e os episódios são vivos e pitorescos, permitindo ao leitor uma imagem bem contextualizada da sua época. A revisão e coordenação foi feita pelo Dr. Campos de Andrada (1882-1943), considerado um investigador apaixonado e meticuloso e quem acrescentou gravuras que aumentaram o valor documental da obra. Edição completa com os volumes de memórias publicados entre 1926 e 1931 e o volume de apêndice publicado em 1932. Location/localizacao: 7-A1-B-36
Bookseller: Livraria Castro e Silva
2013-07-20 00:00:38
SMITH, George, Bishop of Victoria (Hong Kong)
Bookseller: Boston Book Company [U.S.A.]
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2013-07-19 15:59:20
DICKENS, Charles
London: Chapman and Hall,, 1861. In three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (180 × 120 mm). Contemporary half calf, spines gilt in compartments, marbled sides, reddish brown endpapers, red sprinkled edges. Pencilled ownership inscriptions erased from last 2 title pages. Rubbed, marbled sides rather worn, small dampstain at foot of first front joint, a sprinkle of foxing to blanks and very slightly to titles, a very good copy. First edition, third issue (stated "third edition"). Great Expectations was first published in All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to 3 August 1861. According to Edgar Rosenberg (Dickens Studies Annual, 2 (1972), p. 376, n. 13), it was first published in three-volume book form on 6 July 1861, closely followed by four other so-called editions (actually issues) on 5 August, 17 August, 21 September, and 30 October. These first five issues were probably printed at a single impression and published with altered title-pages to imply and encourage a rapid sale. In all five issues, the same misprints persist, though some deterioration of the type has been noted. The genuine second edition was the one-volume "Library Edition" of 1862.
Bookseller: Peter Harrington
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2013-07-18 20:46:11
Reade, Charles
London: Trübner & Co., 1861. First Edition. Leather. Very Good+. First Edition, first state. Four volumes, Trübner & Co., London 1861. Beautiful crushed red half leather binding by Bayntun with marbled paper sides, five raised bands, gilt tooling to spines. Original gray/olive cloth spines bound in each volume. Pages uncut. Publishers ads are not bound in this set. Full stops missing after the word "Hearth" on the title pages of Volumes III and IV. This copy has the incorrect reading "She threw her face over her apron" in Vol.II, p.372. Very light foxing to free front endpapers, but the text is bright, unmarked and free of foxing. A beautiful copy of a scarce title. Scans happily provided on request.
Bookseller: Old Linceter Books
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2013-07-16 23:31:45
Trollope, Anthony
London: Smith, Elder, 1861. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Millais. This is a Very Good copy (wear to board corners, one hinge expertly repaired) of Framley Parsonage in a RARE 3 Volumes in 1 format. This issue was unknown to Sadleir and we have never heard of, nor have we ever seen, another copy in over 25 years. While an integral part of Trollope's famed Barchester series of novels (being the 4th novel in that series), Framley Parsonage is an important work of Victorian fiction in its own right. Although he had had some limited (and we do mean limited) success with certain of his earlier novels, with Framley Parsonage Trollope had indeed "arrived" as a novelist. His most successful novel to date had been Dr. Thorne. Because of Dr. Thorne's success, Trollope's next novel was likely to be expectantly received by the reading public. Trollope, while working on an Irish tale called Castle Richmond, wrote to William Thackeray proposing himself for publication in the Cornhill Magazine, which was to begin publication in January, 1860 with Thackeray as editor. Thackeray wrote kindly and enthusiastically to Trollope about his proposal, and Smith, Elder (the publisher) wrote separately in late October, 1859 proposing to pay Trollope 1,000 Pounds (for Trollope an astonishing sum and much more than he had received for any of his previous works) for a three volume tale on condition that the first installment be in their hands no later than December 12th. Trollope proposed Castle Richmond, his novel then in progress, but Smith, Elder rejected it and insisted that Troll … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC
2013-07-16 20:19:39
Paul B. Du Chaillu
London-John Murray, 1861 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A fascinating first edition of this important work bythe anthropologist and traveller Paul Belloni du Chaillu. He became famous in the 1860s as the first modern outsider to confirm the existence of gorillas-introducing a scientific appraisal of the species into Western culture through this very book, the frontispiece of which contains the first ever depiction of the Gorilla by a Westerner. This accompanies over 70 other illustrations and plates, alongside a folding map of 'Western Equatorial Africa' (collated complete). This copy has been carefully rebound, probably around1950, with the original decorative black cloth neatly mounted on the front board. Includes several additions by an attentive rebinder, most notably a bound inphoto of the author with his authenticsignature, mounted on the lower margin, reading 'Yours Very Sincerely, P. B. Chaillu', and his obituary, mounted on the front pastedown. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with a few marks and minor shelfwear only. Hinges have been strengthened with new endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with just a few scattered spots, most numerous to the first few original pages. Map has several large closed tears but no loss. Neat ink inscription and blind stamp to front free end paper. Overall: VERY GOOD. Very Good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
2013-07-16 19:58:05
Eliot, George
Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1861. Fine. First edition vi, 364p. 10 leaves of ads. Bound by Bayntun in full red calf with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine with aqua and black title labels gilt with fancy gilt panel ornaments, the covers with double-ruled gilt rules, fancy gilt board edges and denteles
Bookseller: First Folio
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2013-07-16 19:58:05
ELIOT, George (pseud Mary Ann Evans)
Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Well-preserved first edition of what is arguably Eliot's most complex novel, long the bane of middle-school readers to whom it has been thoughtlessly prescribed as a moral tonic. This copy with an interesting contemporary ownership inscription dated in the month of publication. Octavo (20cm); publisher's terra-cotta cloth, decoratively blind-stamped and lettered in gilt on spine; cream yellow endpapers; 3 preliminary leaves (including half-title, but lacking the two-page advertising leaf for Carlyle's Autobiography); 364pp + 16pp publisher's ads. Early ownership signature ("J. Wharton Duff, Aston House, April 6, 1861") on tipped-in leaf between front endpaper and half-title. Slight wear to spine ends and corners; gilt a trifle dull; clean repair to rear hinge; still a tight, attractive, Very Good copy.
Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books [U.S.A.]
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2013-07-16 19:01:57
Jas. B. Smith & Co., 1861. Revised. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised with Canne's Marginal Notes and References. Together with the Apocrypha. To which are added an index; and an alphabetical table of all the names in the old and new testaments with their significations. Also, tables of scripture weights, measures, and coins. An exquisite 19th century bible! Large! Measures 11 5/8 x 9 3/4 x 2 3/4. Original leather binding with elaborate gilt decoration. Family sectin contains notes. All plates intact. Some photo pages missing. Spine faded. Moderate scuffing and rubbing. Some water stains and brown spots inside. Good condition for its age. Published by Jas. B. Smith & Co., 1861
Bookseller: Yeomans in the Fork
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