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        Grand Armorial des Papes

      Morel et Cie / Imprimerie Bertauts, 1862, Couverture Rigide / Hardcover, Book Condition: Bonne Condition / Good Condition, Première Edition / First EditionSize: 34cm x 50cm, [English Description available upon request]. Sans date, mais 1862. 170 Lithographies (1 titre en couleurs et 127 armoiries en couleurs). Reliure originale, usée sur les coins et aux mors, mais encore solide. Rousseurs sur la page titre, autrement les pages intérieures sont en très bonne condition avec de légères rousseurs éparses. Étiquette collée au dos, indiquant: "Collection du Vicomte La Villestreux, de l'inventaire notarié: 72". **TRÈS RARE**. L'édition de 1863 du "Catalogue Annuel de la Librairie Française publié par C. Reinwald" écrit: "Magnifique volume grand in-folio, tiré avec le plus grand soin par les procédés chromo-lithographiques sur papier de toute marge. Vingt exemplaire seulement sont dans le commerce". Le WorldCat ne liste que 2 exemplaires, un à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, le second à la "Cambridge University Library". Photos disponibles sur demande, Livre

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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        The Shiqu I Ji (Set 6)(Chinese Edition)(Old-Used) SHI QU YU JI ( TAO ZHUANG GONG 6 CE )

      hardcover. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Hardcover Pages Number: 246 Language: Chinese. The Shiqu I Ji (Set 6) Qing Wang Qingyun. historical notes. Wang Qingyun (seven 98! 1862). the word home tie. Yin Guan. No. Yan Ting. Min County (now the Fuzhou). Qing dynasty. nine years (1829) Scholars. he served as the Imperial Academy Shuji Shi. scattered Museum grant editing. Daoguang 14 years (1834). any of the Guangxi Provincial Examination is the examiner. Daoguang 17 years (1837). of any of Guizhou political. Daoguang 26 years (1846). ch... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.

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        Motifs de decorations. Premiere serie de cinquante planches en couleurs extraites de Journal-Manuel de Peintures.

      . Paris, A. Morel, 1862. Royal Folio (52.1 x 36.2 cm). Half-title and title page, 50 fine chromolithographed plates on thick paper. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised gilt-stippled and gilt-bordered bands, gilt title. Marbled endpapers.l A very rare and lavishly produced polychromatic work showing the extravagant interior designs which epitomize the eclectic period that bridged the gap between the rather straightforward Louis XIII to XVIII styles and neoclassicism, and the following Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Elements of Egyptian, Roman and Islamic art are freely mixed with Biedermeier images and Rococo ornaments. It forms a truly unique display of the artistic taste of the period. However, this work is an example of the quality of French colour-printing as well: the quality of the colouring and the rendering of small details is superb. Little is known about the authors. They were peintres-decorateurs but here they show considerable skills in illustrating and printing. The periodical, Journal-Manuel de Peintures, was published by Morel from 1853 onwards and continued for at least 20 years. Being of a rather ephemeral nature, few parts with text pages are on the market. As the title suggests, this work is probably the separately published album of the full-colour plates also published in this journal. Board edges a bit rubbed, some age toning and spotting to some plate margins, but nowhere obtrusive. We could only trace two copies in libraries worldwide. In all a very good copy of this very rare work..

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        The Surf Scoter. "Oidemia Perspicilata

      Natural History: London. Printed for the author by Taylor and Francis. 1862-1873. Original hand-coloured lithograph of theSurf Scoter from John Gould's "Birds of Great Britain " Volume 5; Plate 30. The plate shows a pair of Scoters swimming with others behind. Bright & good. John Gould (1804- 1881) Ornithologist, first trained as a taxidermist, opening a business in London in 1824. In 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the Museum of the Zoological Society of London; there he oversaw the collection of birds from Himalaya which led to his first published work "A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains" [ 1830-32]. Throughout his life he eventually published 41 volumes with approximately 3000 plates. covering birds of Europe, Great Britain, Asia, Australia and Papua New Guinea. The works were published in livraisons, by pre-paid subscrption, each part cost three guineas. In the early works he was aided in the creation of the plates by his wife Elizabeth Gould, Edward Lear and others. Gould died in February 1881 having completed the first 12 parts of " The Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan Islands, including many new species recently discovered in Australia. " As the title suggests he intended the work to supplement the "Birds of Australia" with the newly discovered species. The University of Glasgow, which owns a copy of Birds of Great Britain, describes John Gould as "the greatest figure in bird illustration after Audubon". Gould had already published some of the illustrations in" Birds of Europe", but "Birds of Great Britain "represents a development of his aesthetic style in which he adds illustrations of nests and young on a large scale. Gould published the book himself, producing 750 copies, Issued in London in 25 parts, to make the complete set, between 1863 and 1873, and each set contained 367 coloured lithographs. Gould undertook an ornithological tour of Scandinavia in 1856, in preparation for the work, taking with him the artist Henry Wolf. The majority of the sketches were drawn from newly killed specimens capturing the distinctiveness of each species. Gould then oversaw the process whereby his artists worked the sketches up into the finished drawings, which were lithographed by William Hart. The lithographs were hand coloured, and, in writing the introduction for the work, Gould states "every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought." The work gathered critical acclaim: according to Mullens and Swann, Birds of Great Britain is "the most sumptuous and costly of British bird books", whilst Wood describes it as "a magnificent work". Isabella Tree writes that it "was seen - perhaps partly because its subject was British, as the culmination of [his] ... genius"was seen - perhaps partly because its subject was British, as the culmination of [his] ... genius". Anker p. 60; "Fine Bird Books"; Nissen 372; Sauer 23; Natural History John Gould, Great Britain Surf Scoter Oidemia Perspicilata.

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("P.T. Barnum"), to "My dear Henry" [Henry D. Beach] about Miss Warren and General Tom Thumb

      New York, 1862. 1 page pen and ink on "Office of the New-York Sun" stationery. 1 vols. 8vo. Small puncture affecting one word, faint creasing from prior folding. Barnum Encourages the Wedding of General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren Barnum encourages Henry Beach of the New York Sun to write favorably of the marriage between General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren. Reading in part: "If you will at the same time quietly suggest in three or four lines that the elegant little woman Miss [Lavinia] Warren now at the St. Nicholas Hotel would make a brilliant match for the little General, the thing will be complete! If I don't make it up to the Sun in the way of advertising two-fold, charge me what you please & I will pay it." Lavinia Warren and General Tom Thumb married in 1863 to great fanfare and press coverage.

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        Zapiski iz mertvago doma [Notes from the House of the Dead]

      St. Petersburg 1862 - "The Finest Work of All Modern Russian Literature"-Tolstoy DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor. Zapiski iz mertvago doma [Notes from the House of the Dead]. St. Petersburg: 1862. First edition of one of Dostoevsky's most famous and most universally recognized works published during his lifetime. Two parts in one octavo volume (7 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches; 200 x 130 mm). [4], 269, [1, blank]; [4], 198 pp. Complete with both half-titles. We could only find three copies, present copy included, that have appeared at auction in the last twenty-five years. Later brick-red pebble-grain cloth rebacked with contemporary morocco spine laid-down. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Newer endpapers. All edges speckled red. A small, light stain to fore-edge margin of pages 27-80 of volume II. Overall, a very good copy of this rare and important title. Late 19th-century armorial bookplate of Count Miloradovich. Written after his release from prison, Dostoevsky describes here, through a fictional narrative, the details of his own life in Siberia and that of the prisoners incarcerated with him (usually using their real names). "The House of the Dead was the work that had the greatest sucess-the story of the country's most heinous criminals written by a newly released prisoner. The work had direct relevance to the current debate on necessary reforms in the Russian legal and penal system, and its message that there was no greater agony for man than to be deprived of his freedom could not help but attract attention in a period of liberalization. But what guaranteed the work immortality was the extraordinary artistry in the writing. 'One saw in the author a new Dante who had descended into the inferno,' one contemporary critic recalled, 'and this inferno was made all the worse by the fact that it existed not only in the writer's imagination but also in reality'. Tolstoy considered Notes from the House of the Dead 'the finest work in all of modern Russian literature'" (Kjetssa, Fyodor Dostoevsky,: A Writer's Life, 136, 366). The complete text was first published in the review Vremya in 1861-62. This first edition in book form was published without Chapter 8 of part two, which didn't appear until 1865. Kilgour 279. HBS 67323. $15,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Very Latest From Butler

      [Confederate States of America, 1862. Printed broadside with double fillet border and image of man pasting poster surrounding song lyrics. 1 vols. 9-3/8 x 5 inches. Minor creasing, else fine. Confederate broadside printing the lyrics to a verse satire of General Benjamin Butler's controversial General order no. 28, which allowed Union soldiers in New Orleans to retaliate in kind against any woman of the city who displayed insulting or violent behavior towards the occupying forces. "Some General love the battle's roar, And Laurels red and gory ... But I more wise, love sunny skies, And make war in a General Order ...".

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      [Wien], 10. VII. 1862.. 1¾ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Auf Ihren mir so eben zugekommenen Brief bezüglich der etwas abzuändernden Verlags-Bedingungen, antworte ich, um keine Zeit mehr zu verlieren, auch weil mich die Ebenfurter Papierfabrik schon wieder mit einer Nachfrage nach Ihrer Rechnung, die in Ihrem Hause ist, belehrt [?] hat, allsogleich [...]". - Der aus Prag stammende Mediziner hatte bei einem seiner volkstümlichen wissenschaftlichen Vorträge (den sog. "Sonntagsvorlesungen" im "Thiergarten" im Wiener Prater) auch Sigmund Freud als Gast, der sich des Vortrags wegen veranlaßt sah, die Medizinerlaufbahn einzuschlagen. Als Professor für Zootomie und vergleichende Anatomie in Krakau, Pest und schließlich Wien veröffentlichte Brühl eine Reine von Detailstudien und auch Lehrbücher aus seinem bevorzugten Forschungsgebiete, der vergleichenden Osteologie.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Little Auk "Mergulus Alle

      Natural History: London. Printed for the author by Taylor and Francis. 1862-1873. Original hand-coloured lithograph of a Little Auk from John Gould's "Birds of Great Britain " Volume 5; Plate 50. The plate show a pair of Little Auks perched on a rock; in the background a whole colony of birds on the rocky cliff face. Bright & good. John Gould (1804- 1881) Ornithologist, first trained as a taxidermist, opening a business in London in 1824. In 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the Museum of the Zoological Society of London; there he oversaw the collection of birds from Himalaya which led to his first published work "A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains" [ 1830-32]. Throughout his life he eventually published 41 volumes with approximately 3000 plates. covering birds of Europe, Great Britain, Asia, Australia and Papua New Guinea. The works were published in livraisons, by pre-paid subscrption, each part cost three guineas. In the early works he was aided in the creation of the plates by his wife Elizabeth Gould, Edward Lear and others. Gould died in February 1881 having completed the first 12 parts of " The Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan Islands, including many new species recently discovered in Australia. " As the title suggests he intended the work to supplement the "Birds of Australia" with the newly discovered species. The University of Glasgow, which owns a copy of Birds of Great Britain, describes John Gould as "the greatest figure in bird illustration after Audubon". Gould had already published some of the illustrations in" Birds of Europe", but "Birds of Great Britain "represents a development of his aesthetic style in which he adds illustrations of nests and young on a large scale. Gould published the book himself, producing 750 copies, Issued in London in 25 parts, to make the complete set, between 1863 and 1873, and each set contained 367 coloured lithographs. Gould undertook an ornithological tour of Scandinavia in 1856, in preparation for the work, taking with him the artist Henry Wolf. The majority of the sketches were drawn from newly killed specimens capturing the distinctiveness of each species. Gould then oversaw the process whereby his artists worked the sketches up into the finished drawings, which were lithographed by William Hart. The lithographs were hand coloured, and, in writing the introduction for the work, Gould states "every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought." The work gathered critical acclaim: according to Mullens and Swann, Birds of Great Britain is "the most sumptuous and costly of British bird books", whilst Wood describes it as "a magnificent work". Isabella Tree writes that it "was seen - perhaps partly because its subject was British, as the culmination of [his] ... genius". Anker p. 60; "Fine Bird Books"; Nissen 372; Sauer 23; Natural History John Gould, Great Britain Little Auk Mergulus Alle.

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        The Oriental Album: Twenty Illustrations, in Oil Colors, of the People & Scenery of Turkey, with an Explanatory and Descriptive Text

      New York: Anson D.F. Randolph, 1862. First. hardcover. very good. Extra illustrated tinted title page, and illustrated with 20 marvelous large chromolithographic plates by Parsons after van Lennep, all printed by Endicott & Co., most tissue-protected. 48 pages of text. Thin folio (17.75 x 14 inches), rebound in plain brown cloth (ex-library copy with small ink stamp inside front cover and small perforated stamp on the title, otherwise a virtually spotless copy). New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1862. Very good condition. First and only edition of this very rare and stunning American chromolithographic work with lavish color plates. One of the few large-scale American chromolithographic works produced during the Civil War period, and probably the best such work created in 19th- Century America. Van Lennep had been a missionary in Anatolia since 1840 and "produced these fascinating costume drawings in oils largely of the Armenians there, also of Greeks and Jews. This is a rare work." -Blackmer Sale 1500; Bennett 108; McGrath 38, 115, 162; DAB XIX 200; Hiler 871.

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        Motifs de décorations. Première série de cinquante planches en couleurs extraites de Journal-Manuel de Peintures

      Paris, A. Morel, 1862. Royal Folio (52.1 x 36.2 cm). Half-title and title page, 50 fine chromolithographed plates on thick paper. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised gilt-stippled and gilt-bordered bands, gilt title. Marbled endpapers.l A very rare and lavishly produced polychromatic work showing the extravagant interior designs which epitomize the eclectic period that bridged the gap between the rather straightforward Louis XIII to XVIII styles and neoclassicism, and the following Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Elements of Egyptian, Roman and Islamic art are freely mixed with Biedermeier images and Rococo ornaments. It forms a truly unique display of the artistic taste of the period. However, this work is an example of the quality of French colour-printing as well: the quality of the colouring and the rendering of small details is superb. Little is known about the authors. They were peintres-décorateurs but here they show considerable skills in illustrating and printing. The periodical, Journal-Manuel de Peintures, was published by Morel from 1853 onwards and continued for at least 20 years. Being of a rather ephemeral nature, few parts with text pages are on the market. As the title suggests, this work is probably the separately published album of the full-colour plates also published in this journal. Board edges a bit rubbed, some age toning and spotting to some plate margins, but nowhere obtrusive. We could only trace two copies in libraries worldwide. In all a very good copy of this very rare work.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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        Grand Armorial des Papes

      Paris.: Morel et Cie / Imprimerie Bertauts, 1862 [English Description available upon request]. Sans date, mais 1862. 170 Lithographies (1 titre en couleurs et 127 armoiries en couleurs). Reliure originale, usée sur les coins et aux mors, mais encore solide. Rousseurs sur la page titre, autrement les pages intérieures sont en très bonne condition avec de légères rousseurs éparses. Étiquette collée au dos, indiquant: "Collection du Vicomte La Villestreux, de l'inventaire notarié: 72". **TRÈS RARE**. L'édition de 1863 du "Catalogue Annuel de la Librairie Française publié par C. Reinwald" écrit: "Magnifique volume grand in-folio, tiré avec le plus grand soin par les procédés chromo-lithographiques sur papier de toute marge. Vingt exemplaire seulement sont dans le commerce". Le WorldCat ne liste que 2 exemplaires, un à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, le second à la "Cambridge University Library". Photos disponibles sur demande.

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        Rudiments of Drawing

      London: Thomas Kelley For the Instruction of Youth. Containing progressive lessons for drawing in perspective including sketches, landscapes, marine views, animals, birds etc, with directions for drawing the human figure correctly. In brown half leather with marbled boards. Spine has been repaired, title on black leather label in real gold. Internally new endpapers, Delrue stamp at base of FPD, 1862 in ink to titlepage plus 2 small marks where some tape has been removed from inside edge, not dated, no author although title suggests Thomas Kelley, 120 pp, + 120 B&W plates, mainly 1 image per plate, some light offsetting, light soiling, printed by J Rider, 14 Bartholomew Close, London. Spectacular to say the least and very rarely available for sale!! Oblong 10 * 6 inches. Stunning! & RARE (1 copy at Met Museum NY) not listed at COPAC, WORLDCAT or RAREBOOKS & has not been at auction since 1976.

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        Unusual, rare triple-signed Abraham Lincoln autograph letter signed

      Autograph letter signed ("A. Lincoln"), as President to Edwin Stanton, Executive Mansion, 15 May 1862, WITH TWO AUTOGRAPH ENDORSEMENTS SIGNED ("A. Lincoln"), 11 December and 15 December 1862. 1 page, 8vo, two Lincoln signatures on recto, the third on the verso, also with autograph endorsement of Lorenzo Thomas on verso, matted and framed with an engraved portrait.Lincoln tries very hard to get Capt. Symmes Gardner into the Quartermaster Corps: "Capt. Symmes Gardner," he tells Stanton, "was nominated to the Senate as Assistant Quartermaster, and rejected. My impression is that I directed his renomination, on information from Senators, that the rejection probably resulted from mistake. If there be such direction of mine on file, please send me the renomination at once." Adjutant General, Lorenzo Thomas's endorsement on the verso explains "There is now no Quartermaster Department to which he can be re-nominated." Above this, Lincoln writes on 11 December 1862: "If Gen. Meigs will say in writing that this re-nomination may properly be made, I will do it." Evidently that was not enough, for four days later Lincoln adds another endorsement on the recto: "If there is a vacancy of Asst Qr. M. not already promised, let Capt. Gardner have it." He never got it. Gardner was mustered out of the 18th Infantry regiment in December 1863. Published in Basler 5:217.

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        Orley Farm

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1862. 2 volumes bound in one, octavo (210 × 125 mm). 20th century full green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, decorative gilt spine, gilt panelled sides, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, cream moiré silk endpapers, preserved in a green cloth, fleece-lined fall-down-back box. 40 wood-engraved plates by the Dalziels after John Everett Millais. First edition of the book that Trollope himself described as his best plotted, adding "there is not a dull page in the book". This copy is in a striking Cosway-style binding, with an original miniature portrait of Trollope under glass incorporated into the front cover.

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        BATTLE OF CORINTH. OCT. 1862 [manuscript caption title].

      [Corinth, Ms. 1862]. - Pencil drawing, 13 1/2 x 21 inches. Small tears at right and left edges, lower right corner torn away. Small red ink stain on lower edge. Central vertical fold. Light soiling and wear. About very good. An original pencil sketch showing a crucial moment in the Second Battle of Corinth, which took place on October 3rd and 4th, 1862, probably by the war correspondent Alexander Simplot. This drawing was engraved for HARPER'S WEEKLY, where its caption puts it in context as depicting the battle's key moment. A single three-cannon Union battery led by Lieut. Henry Robinet had been inflicting heavy casualties on the attacking Confederates. Here the Confederates have stormed the battery and are attempting to take it in hand-to-hand combat. The Federals recaptured the battery later that day, leading to a Union victory and a Confederate retreat. The engraving from HARPER'S is included, which attributes the sketch to Alexander Simplot, though the drawing itself is unsigned. Simplot, a native of Iowa, was a schoolteacher and artist turned war correspondent. Early in 1862, Simplot began traveling with the army of U.S. Grant, which, in October, was stationed in Tennessee near the Mississippi border.

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        The Oriental Album: Twenty illustrations in oil colors of the people and scenery of Turkey, with an explanatory and descriptive text.

      New York, Anson D.F. Randolph, 1862. - Folio. Tinted lithographic additional title by Charles Parsons, printed by Endicott & Co., 20 chromolithographic plates by Parsons after van Lennep, all printed by Endicott & Co. of New York. Expertly bound to style in half dark green morocco over period patterned cloth covered boards, spine lettered and decorated in gilt. A rare and important color-plate book: One of the relatively few American costume books, and certainly the best such created in 19th-century America. This is a notable and unusual instance of the taste for the Ottoman or "Turkish" which manifested itself in the furniture of the period but seldom in books. In terms of American color-plate books, this is one of the only large projects from the 1860s, when the Civil War seems to have curtailed production of such lavish enterprises. "The one really big chromolithographic book of this decade . the art is simple, but [Charles] Parson's hand is obvious in the good lithography, and Endicott's printing is well done for its time" (McGrath). "Endicott achieved a rich variety of color which demonstrated the increased technical ability of American printers in the medium" (Reese). Henry Van Lennep was born in Smyrna, the son of European merchants. Educated, on the advice of American missionaries, in the United States, he returned to Turkey as a missionary in 1840, and spent most of the next twenty years in various parts of the Ottoman Empire. Returning to the United States in 1861, he turned his superb original drawings of Middle Eastern life into the Oriental Album. The plates include two scenes of Jewish life in the Ottoman Empire. Included are plates of "A Turkish Effendi", "Armenian Lady (at home)", "Turkish and Armenian Ladies (abroad)", "Turkish Scribe", "Turkish Lady of Rank (at home)", "Turkish Cavass (police officer)", "Turkish Lady (unveiled)", "Armenian Piper", "Armenian Ladies (at home)", "Armenian Marriage Procession", "Armenian Bride", "Albanian Guard", "Armenian Peasant Woman", "Bagdad Merchant (travelling)", "Jewish Marriage", "Jewish Merchant", "Gypsy Fortune Telling", "Bandit Chief", "Circassian Warrior", "Druse Girl." Bennett, p.108. Blackmer Catalogue 1715. Blackmer Sale 1500. DAB XIX, 200. McGrath, pp.38, 115, 162. Reese, Stamped with a National Character 97. Atabey 1274. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Historia descriptiva, artistica y pintoresca del REAL MONASTERIO DE S. LORENZO comúnmente llamado DEL ESCORIAL

      1862 - Madrid, por D. Eusebio Augado. 1862.Gran folio, plena piel avellana, planos con adornos gofrados.Litografías a toda plana

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        Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift. München, 26.XI.1911. 4 Seite 8vo.

      . . Eigenhändiger Brief an Frau Pfarrer Brügger aus Bern, in dem er vom gemeinsamen Besuch mit dem Schweizer Maler Albert Welti (1862-1912) berichtet, der ihm privat und beruflich sehr nahe stand: "Liebe Frau Pfarrer Brügger!Heute sind es 14 Tage, daß ich mit Welti und seinen Buben bei Ihnen war. Wir haben noch oft von diesem schönen Sonntagnachmittag, wie er nur in einem Pfarrhaus möglich ist, gesprochen. Den Inhalt Ihres Briefes an mich habe ich Welti mitgeteilt, er wird Ihnen wohl schön längst geschrieben haben, was Sie allerdings grad verhindern wollten. Das läßt sich aber Welti nicht nehmen, und da es ihm Freude macht, Jemandem zu schreiben, den er gern hat, so ist das ja ganz in Ordnung. Er ist einer der seltenen Menschen, die überall zu geben haben. Ob er nun malt oder schreibt oder spazieren geht und Leute trifft, das ist ganz gleich. Dieses Unterbewusstsein muß es sein, was ihm die unglaubliche Sorglosigkeit der Arbeitstermine gibt. Er hat eine Ruhe und Nervositätslosigkeit in solchen Dingen, wie sie eigentlich gar nicht in unsere Zeit paßt. Er ist aus einem anderen Jahrhundert. Seine Bilder muten ja auch so an; weil das aber bei W. nicht so ist, wirken sie nie als Nachahmungen der Alten. Wäre er doch nur gesünder! Er macht einem Sorgen. Jetzt geht's ihm ja besser, als letzten Sommer. Wenn die Aerzte nicht so schwarz sehen würden, glaubte ich noch an ein vollständiges Gesundwerden. Welti hält zwar nicht viel von allen Aerzten zusammen. Möchte er insofern recht haben, daß sich alle in diesem einen Falle täuschten!Ich reiste am Morgen nach dem Erdbeben von Bern ab. Welti fuhr mit bis Zürich. In Konstanz sah ich dann die Zerstörungen durch das Erdbeben: die vom Postgebäude heruntergestürzte Figur, den Münsterturm ohne Kreuzblume, das Loch im Kirchendach, überall Schutt in den Straßen durch die heruntergefallenen Schaufenster. Es muß da ganz arg gewesen sein. Meine Schwester mit ihrem Kindchen fand ich glücklich und beide sowohl wie der Mann gesund und munter.Hier traf ich alles beim alten. Bei Wielands war ich letzten Mittwoch. Alle sind wohl.In nächsten Tagen werde ich mir erlauben, Ihnen mein neues Bilderbuch zu schicken. Ich wünsche guten Empfang. - Mit den herzlichsten Grüßen an Sie und Herrn Pfarrer Brücker sowie an die MimiIhr freundschaftlich ergebener Ernst Kreidolf" Bankverbindung in Deutschland vorhanden.

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        Des embolies pulmonaires COPY SIGNED BY BALL

      Paris, A. Coccoz 1862 - Grand in-8° broché, cartonnage moderne, titre gravé, 147 pp. Thèse de doctorat de médecine du premier titulaire de la chaire de la clinique des maladies mentales et de l'encéphale de l'hôpital Sainte-Anne [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Biography of the Lucy family of Charlecote Park in the county of Warwick

      Privately printed by Emily Faithfull and Co., London 1862 - vii, 208p + 5 plates. Bound in lavish full maroon morocco, gilt decorated and lettered to front and rear boards. A small dent to head of front board, light wear to edges of spine and raised bands and few small signs of wear. Aeg. Interleaving by plates has large spots of foxing. Presentation inscription to ffep by author to her sisters Henrietta and Emma Williams, June 12th 1862. Staining from ribbon book mark. Jaggard p200. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Famous War Engine 'General' of the Western & Atlantic R. R. Now on Permanent Exhibition in Union Depot, Chattanooga, Tenn.

      n.p: Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, n.d - An absolutely brilliant chromolithograph, printed on heavy coated stock, its clarity of detail putting most examples of this medium to shame. Caption states: "The 'General' was captured at Big Shanty (now Kennesaw), Ga. April 12, 1862, by the 'Andrews' Raiders', and recaptured near Ringgold, Ga., by W.A. Fuller, Conductor, and Anthony Murphy, Shop Foreman for the Railroad Company, assisted by Confederates and others, after an exciting chase of about ninety miles." Illustrated here in repose, the elegant engine glows as a work of art (CIVIL WAR / RAILROAD) Image 14 x 19 inches; matted to 21-1/2 x 26 inches overall. Full color chromolithograph, with printed caption. Small portion of blank lower right corner missing (well away from image and caption, and covered by mat); a few spots of almost imperceptible abrasion to surface, else fine and handsome

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        "The Famous War Engine 'General' of the Western & Atlantic R. R. Now on Permanent Exhibition in Union Depot, Chattanooga, Tenn."

      n.p: Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, n.d. (CIVIL WAR / RAILROAD) Image 14 x 19 inches; matted to 21-1/2 x 26 inches overall. Full color chromolithograph, with printed caption. Small portion of blank lower right corner missing (well away from image and caption, and covered by mat); a few spots of almost imperceptible abrasion to surface, else fine and handsome . An absolutely brilliant chromolithograph, printed on heavy coated stock, its clarity of detail putting most examples of this medium to shame. Caption states: "The 'General' was captured at Big Shanty (now Kennesaw), Ga. April 12, 1862, by the 'Andrews' Raiders', and recaptured near Ringgold, Ga., by W.A. Fuller, Conductor, and Anthony Murphy, Shop Foreman for the Railroad Company, assisted by Confederates and others, after an exciting chase of about ninety miles." Illustrated here in repose, the elegant engine glows as a work of art

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        Ein Aufenthalt bei dem Groß-Scherif von Mekka.

      Leipzig, Bernhard Schlicke, 1862.. Small 8vo? in 8s (17.5 x 12 cm). Set in fraktur types with the title and headings in textura types. [5], [1 blank], 391, [1] pp. Later boards covered with shell-marbled paper, maroon spine label, pink end-papers.. First and only German edition of Didier's colourful account of his journey from Suez to Ta'if to meet the Sharif of Mecca, Abd al-Mutalib ibn Ghalib (ca. 1794-1862 or later), first published in French in 1857 as Sejour chez le Grand-Cherif de la Mekke. Didier (1805-1864) met Sir Richard Burton in Cairo months after his famous 1853 visit to Mecca, and briefly travelled with him (Burton mentions him in his own account of his pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina). He departed on his the present voyage from Suez in 1854, travelling through the Sinai to the Red Sea and Jeddah on the way to Ta'if. At this time the region was largely under Ottoman control and in 1856 they ousted Abd al-Mutalib, who had the support of the Bedouins, and returned his predecessor and rival Muhammed bin Adb al-Muin ibn Aun to power. Didier gives detailed accounts of the ruling families and the events of the period, and his book served as a basis for Karl May's German adventure story for children, In Mekka (1923).- Foxed throughout, but otherwise in good condition. An account of travels on the Arabian peninsula that inspired adventure stories. - WorldCat (5 copies); cf. Blackmer 484 note (French ed.).

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        Select Orchidaceous Plants

      1862. WARNER, Robert, and Benjamin Samuel WILLIAMS. Select Orchidaceous Plants. The Notes on Culture By Benjamin S. Williams. Illustrated with 40 hand-coloured lithographed plates by and after W.H. Fitch (31) or James Andrews (9), printed by Vincent Brooks (37) or W. West (3). Folio, bound in publisher's green cloth, lower hinge slightly split. London: John Edward Taylor for Lovell Reeve & Co., 1862-1865. |~||~||~||~| First Edition of the first series of Warner and Williams' splendid work on orchids. A fine copy of the important complete first series of one of the most beautiful of all orchid books, largely illustrated by Walter Hood Fitch 'the most outstanding botanical artist of his day in Europe' (Blunt & Stearn The Art of Botanical Illustration [1994] p.265). Warner and Williams realized that the huge explosion in varieties of orchids reaching the temperate regions meant that a process of selection was required to bring to the attention of the amateur enthusiast the 'new and beautiful varieties of the more ornamental of the species already known ... [as well as ] new ones which outvie the most lovely of those of the olden time'. With this in mind, as well as the fact that a large scale folio work was necessary to show the genus in all its glory, they set about publishing a work that was 'designed to present to the lovers of orchids with portraits of ... the most beautiful ... among the cultivated forms of this remarkable race of plants' (Introduction). The experiment was a success, as they evidently launched the enterprise just as the burgeoning wider interest in orchids took hold. Originally planned as a single volume the work eventually expanded to three, with the final volume being completed in 1891. The plates immaculate, with some spotting to the tissue guards. Great Flower Books, p.149. Nissen, ZBI, 2108.

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        Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet von Martini und Chemnitz. In Verbindung mit Dr. Philippi, Dr. L. Pfeiffer und Dr. Dunker neu herausgegeben und vervollständigt. Die Gattungen Limnaeus, Amphipeplea, Chilina, Isidora und Physopsis

      Nürnberg, Bauer und Raspe (Ludwig Korn), 1862-[1863]. 4to. Title page, 77 pp., 12 finely hand-coloured plates. Original printed wrappers.l Rare part of the largest and longest-running malacological series, started by the German malacologist Heinrich Carl Küster (1807-1876, also the author of this part) in 1837 and abandoned in 1920. According to the front wrapper, this is the Limnaeacea, or Liefung I. 17. According to the collation given in "2400 years of Malacology" (Annex 2: p. 19) this is the complete part I(17)(b). It contains the descriptions and illustrations of the then known species of Lymnaeidae, including many that were new. Many of these were attributed to other authors, but are actually manuscript names and the true validations date from this work. Small label with the handwritten text "388/Bibliothek/Prof. A. Mousson" in the lower inner corner of the front wrapper verso. Johann Rudolf Albert Mousson(1805-1890) was a French-born, Swiss malacologist. Species described by him are included in this work. A very good, clean copy. Nissen ZBI, 2723.

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        Ship-Boy's Letter. Ballad. Sung By Madame Sainton Dolby. The Words Written By I I Lonsdale

      Hutchings & Romer, London - Signed by person(s) connected with book. THIS IS ONE OF THE SCORES FROM OUR BOOK NUMBER #6647000 - Undated [1862]. Signed [Initialled by Dolby]. Size: 13 inches tall by 9.5 inches. 9 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 750gms-1kgm. Category: Music; Signed by person(s) connected with book. Inventory No: 6647006. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Farben-Harmonie

      1862. ADAMS, Rudolph. Die Farben-Harmonie in ihrer Anwendung auf die Damentoilette. xii, 322, 4 pp. Illustrated with 3 lithographic plates (of which two are chromolithographs and one is double-page). 8vo., 213 x 135 mm, bound in publisher's illustrated wrappers, very slightly worn, in a new cloth box. Leipzig: Weber, 1862. A very interesting, and substantial, German work on colour theory with the emphasis on how colour can be related to the needs of women, illustrated with two striking colour plates. An extremely rare book with OCLC listing only two copies in the US, at Yale and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and eight copies in Europe.

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        Exploration Expedition Letter from Commander Norman [bound with] Report of Commander Norman, of H M C S "Victoria"

      Melbourne: John Ferris, 1862. Two reports bound in one, foolscap folio, 52pp. and 32pp. respectively, in handsome black half crushed morocco with gilt lettering. Landsborough and Walker search for Burke and Wills. Two important Burke and Wills related reports, regarding major relief parties sent in search of the missing explorers by Landsborough and Walker, and include the only contemporary printing of anything relating to Walker (Landsborough, a keener self-promoter, published his own account). The second report prints the coastal journal of W.H. Norman, captain of the Victoria.The Victoria had been sent to the Gulf of Carpentaria because of the belief that Burke and Wills were most likely lost in the far north. A limited number of copies (most probably prepared for parliamentarians and persons closely connected to the relief expedition) contained lithographic maps, which are not present in this copy.Landsborough, a seasoned explorer, struck out from the Albert River, and ultimately crossed the continent via Coopers Creek and Menindie, an important expedition in its own right. At the same time, Frederick Walker went inland from Rockhampton. Walker had served as a superintendent of native police at Wagga, and had become a sort of vigilante, but he was the one who found traces of Burke's encampment before returning to the east coast of Queensland on foot.The second report prints journal of Captain Norman, and is of interest for his reflections on coastal exploration by sea and land in the wake of Stokes and Gregory.

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        The Glossy Ibis. "Falcinellus Igneus

      Natural History: London. Printed for the author by Taylor and Francis. 1862-1873. Original hand-coloured lithograph of the Glossy Ibis from John Gould's "Birds of Great Britain " Volume 4; Plate 47. The plate shows a close up of the large Glossy Ibis ,with two others in the background amongst reeds. Bright and good. John Gould (1804- 1881) Ornithologist, first trained as a taxidermist, opening a business in London in 1824. In 1827 he became the first Curator and Preserver at the Museum of the Zoological Society of London; there he oversaw the collection of birds from Himalaya which led to his first published work "A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains" [ 1830-32]. Throughout his life he eventually published 41 volumes with approximately 3000 plates. covering birds of Europe, Great Britain, Asia, Australia and Papua New Guinea. The works were published in livraisons, by pre-paid subscrption, each part cost three guineas. In the early works he was aided in the creation of the plates by his wife Elizabeth Gould, Edward Lear and others. Gould died in February 1881 having completed the first 12 parts of " The Birds of New Guinea and the adjacent Papuan Islands, including many new species recently discovered in Australia. " As the title suggests he intended the work to supplement the "Birds of Australia" with the newly discovered species. The University of Glasgow, which owns a copy of Birds of Great Britain, describes John Gould as "the greatest figure in bird illustration after Audubon". Gould had already published some of the illustrations in" Birds of Europe", but "Birds of Great Britain "represents a development of his aesthetic style in which he adds illustrations of nests and young on a large scale. Gould published the book himself, producing 750 copies, Issued in London in 25 parts, to make the complete set, between 1863 and 1873, and each set contained 367 coloured lithographs. Gould undertook an ornithological tour of Scandinavia in 1856, in preparation for the work, taking with him the artist Henry Wolf. The majority of the sketches were drawn from newly killed specimens capturing the distinctiveness of each species. Gould then oversaw the process whereby his artists worked the sketches up into the finished drawings, which were lithographed by William Hart. The lithographs were hand coloured, and, in writing the introduction for the work, Gould states "every sky with its varied tints and every feather of each bird were coloured by hand; and when it is considered that nearly two hundred and eighty thousand illustrations in the present work have been so treated, it will most likely cause some astonishment to those who give the subject a thought." The work gathered critical acclaim: according to Mullens and Swann, Birds of Great Britain is "the most sumptuous and costly of British bird books", whilst Wood describes it as "a magnificent work". Isabella Tree writes that it "was seen - perhaps partly because its subject was British, as the culmination of [his] ... genius". Anker p. 60; "Fine Bird Books"; Nissen 372; Sauer 23; Natural History John Gould, Great Britain Glossy Ibis Falcinellus Igneus

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        THE LIFE OF J. M. W. TURNER, R.A., FOUNDED ON LETTERS AND PAPERS PUBLISHED BY HIS FRIENDS AND FELLOW ACADEMICIANS

      London: Hurst and Blackett, 1862. First edition. Minor evidence of bookplate removal, all else fine. First edition. Two volumes. xiv, 416p; vi, 425p. Illustrated, including engraved frontispiece. Extra-Illustrated with 21 steel-engraved plates after Turner. Bound in full blue crushed morocco with heavy paper endpapers with gilt pattern, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and dense gilt panel ornamentation, triple fillet cover frames, dentelles with floral rolls.

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        Viti : An Account of a Government Mission to the Vitian or Fijian Islands in the Years 1860-61

      MacMillan and Co., London - 1862, 1st edition. () Very good. XV, 447 pp. Full calf leather with ribbed spine and gilt title on spine. 8vo with marbled end papers. Tinted illustrations intext. Fold out map front of text. Owners ex libris book plate front end paper. A detailed cruise throughout the Fijian Islands at a time when sovereignty of the Islands were being offered to the Queen of Great Britain. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Grand Armorial des Papes

      Morel et Cie / Imprimerie Bertauts, Paris. 1862 - [English Description available upon request]. Sans date, mais 1862. 170 Lithographies (1 titre en couleurs et 127 armoiries en couleurs). Reliure originale, usée sur les coins et aux mors, mais encore solide. Rousseurs sur la page titre, autrement les pages intérieures sont en très bonne condition avec de légères rousseurs éparses. Étiquette collée au dos, indiquant: "Collection du Vicomte La Villestreux, de l'inventaire notarié: 72". **TRÈS RARE**. L'édition de 1863 du "Catalogue Annuel de la Librairie Française publié par C. Reinwald" écrit: "Magnifique volume grand in-folio, tiré avec le plus grand soin par les procédés chromo-lithographiques sur papier de toute marge. Vingt exemplaire seulement sont dans le commerce". Le WorldCat ne liste que 2 exemplaires, un à la Bibliothèque Nationale de France, le second à la "Cambridge University Library". Photos disponibles sur demande. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ueber das Verhalten des Blutfarbstoffes im Spectrum des Sonnenlichtes.

      1862 - Hoppe-Seyler, Felix (1825-95). Ueber das Verhalten des Blutfarbstoffes im Spectrum des Sonnenlichtes. In Archiv für pathologischen Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medicin 23 (1862): 446-49. Whole volume. iv, 596pp. 7 lithograph plates. 210 x 132 mm. Half cloth c. 1862, some wear at extremities and corners. Light toning, but very good. 19th century bookplate of the Medical Library of the New York State Lunatic Asylum.First Edition, journal issue. Hoppe-Seyler was the first to describe the optical absorption spectrum of purified red blood pigment, which he named hemoglobin. He described hemoglobin's two distinctive absorption bands, and confirmed that hemoglobin contains iron. The present paper introduced the new spectroscope of Bunsen and Kirchhoff into medical chemistry. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Garrison-Morton 870. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Nice Group of 5 Civil War Letters with covers, plus 5 covers only and 3 blank Patriotic covers

      1862. No binding. Very Good. All covers are approximately 5" x 3". An assortment of 5 Civil War letters including the covers that carried them except perhaps one. Some wear and tears, fair to good condition.#1) Letter to Henry Durgin, Fife Major, 8th NH Infantry, July 6, 1862: discussion of Lincoln's call for 300,000 more troops, length of the war. From his mother and "affectionate" sister, Laura Laconia, N.Y. Mother hoping war would end soon and discouraged because President Lincoln has just clued up 300,000 more troops indicating a prolonged conflict. Talks of war news - battle of Richmond and 4th of July celebrations with unusual weather subduing the event. Brother Charley gone whaling, sister hopes McLellan will be more successful as a leader. 4page letter, 5" x 8", folded to 5" x 3" approx. #2) Soldier A McNeil, regiment unknown, to Mr. Welton, Jan. 6, 1863: McNeil has been laid up with rheumatism and reports that since the Battle of Fredericksburg, "our Regt they say has been reported unfit for duty. There are two companies that has not got a commissioned officer left. Some are dead, others wounded & some have resigned & gone home... [At Fredericksburg]". 4 3/4" x 7 1/2" 4 page letter folded to 4 3/4" x 2 1/2" approximately.#3) Letter to John Gould, Adj't 29th Regiment from soldier Isaac Webber, regiment unknown, writes from camp in Falmouth, Va., in April 1863: "The Rebbels are fishing all along the river. I guess they are getting hungry over there..." He later mentions that his regiment has a bakery and they get soft bread four times a week. 3 page letter, 5" x 8" approx. folded to 5" x 2 1/2" approx.#4) Letter to Lieut. Fred A. Cummings from hospitalized officer at Washington, June 1863: Rebs are within 6 miles and have captured 125 wagons. 4 pages 5" x 8" approx. folded to 5" x 2 1/2" approx.#5) Clara B. Steele ALS to Mrs. Welton, Aug. 18, 1864: an impassioned letter from Georgetown, D.C., on the wages of war: "I fear as a people we are not yet ready for the blessing of peace. We are not humble enough to cry earnestly unto God our father for help. I hope more people with you went to the churches to pray on the day set apart by the President, then with us. The secession element is yet so strong, with many in this District, that they would not be seen in the churches on that day... The Rebels were strongly fortified & in the Center where our boys were engaged our troops had no chance whatever of getting Artillery to bear on the Rebel batterys. The fire of the Rebels of Grape canister & Shrapnel on our boys who went up to storm the batteries were truly terrific but better luck next time. God works in mysterious ways..." 4 pages 5" x 8" approx. folded to 5" x 2 3/4" approx. The cover maynot be the correct one for this letter.The three unused patriotic covers graphics include, "Our compromise," depicting a cannon; "How our American eagle service the secession rooster"; and lady liberty.

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        Die Krankheiten des Ohres. Ihre Erkenntniss und Behandlung. Ein Lehrbuch der Ohrenheilkunde in Form akademischer Vorträge.,

      Würzburg, Stahel, 1862 - XII, 262 Seiten mit 13 Textabb. *Seltene erste Ausgabe des ersten akademischen Lehrbuchs für Ohrenheilkunde. - Tröltsch war Otologe von Weltruf. 1857 begann er zu praktizieren und wandte sich auf Grund seines Rufes bald ganz der Ohrenheilkunde zu. Er lehrte zunächst in privatem Rahmen und erhielt 1861 den ersten Lehrstuhl für Ohrenheilkunde in Würzburg. 1862 erscheint sein berühmt gewordenes Lehrbuch der Ohrenheilkunde, 1864 begründet er zus. mit Politzer und Schwartze das 'Archiv für Ohrenheilkunde' und 1879 wird die otiatrische Poliklinik gegründet. Tröltsch's Arbeit war von außerordentlichem Einfluß auf den Fortschritt der Ohrenheilkunde und der Beginn der Otologie als eigenständige medizinische Disziplin. - Anfangs und am Schluß papierbedingt gebräunt. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 600 Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückentitel (Rücken berieben). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Les Miserables (5 Volumes including Fantine, Cosette, Marius, Saint Denis and Jean Valjean)

      Carleton, Publisher, New York 1862 - First Editions, First Printings with Carleton as publisher on ALL the title pages with 1862 printed in Roman Numerals in each book. A beautiful set. This complete set of 5 volumes is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's cloth. This set was issued in brown and blue cloth as First Editions. Volume 1 and 4 are in Blue Cloth and 2, 3, and 5 are in the brown cloth. The books are in excellent shape. The bindings are tight with minor wear to the edges. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the books. Overall, a wonderful set in collector's condition. We buy Victor Hugo First Editions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GREAT EXPECTATIONS

      Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition. [In Two Volumes.] Illustrated from Drawings by F. O. C. Darley and John Gilbert. New York: Sheldon and Company, 1862. Original dark green cloth. Very early American Edition -- the later Sheldon issue (being volumes of the "Household Edition").~There has been much controversy over which is the first American edition -- the "Household" edition by James Gregory, or the edition by T. B. Peterson of Philadelphia. Walter Smith's new bibliography of Dickens's American editions will give the nod to Peterson's, with considerable information on this controversy. In the meantime here is the brief known history.~On November 15, 1860, Harper entered a copyright for the book, and then serialized the tale in Harper's Weekly beginning on November 24 and ending on August 3, 1861 (however, there is no book edition published by Harper in 1861, as they sold the book rights to Peterson). On August 26, barely three weeks later (and about seven weeks after the English three-decker was published), James Gregory of New York entered a two volume set for copyright (having undoubtedly set the type from the Harper serialization). Peterson of Philadelphia did not enter his one-volume edition at the LofC until November 8th, almost three months later. But: Peterson's edition was actually out in the public's hand by the month of July, while Gregory's did not actually hit the streets until September. So although Gregory's was the first edition to deposit copies at the Library of Congress, Peterson's was the first "published" -- put into the hands of the public.~The earliest Gregory volumes bear his name as publisher on the 1861 title pages; on later copies (as here -- this one is dated 1862) the imprint of Sheldon and Company replaces Gregory's. Each volume includes a frontispiece plate by F. O. C. Darley, with protective tissue. These volumes are in bright, just-about-fine condition (faint discoloration of the covers). See Podeschi (Gimbel) D38. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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