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2020-08-11 11:28:04
Babbage, Charles
London: Longman, Green, 1864. First edition. Pp xii, 496, [24]. Neatly rebacked preserving all but the top of the original spine, affecting publisher's gilt lettering to head of spine (top margin of gilt ruling missing), new endpapers, occasional spotting to contents otherwise a very good copy. Frontispiece showing Babbage's Difference Engine no. 1. Charles Babbage (1791-1871) originated the concept of a digital programmable computer [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Ulysses Rare Books Ltd. ABA, ILAB [Dublin , Ireland]
2020-08-11 08:00:15
NUMANTIUS, Numa. (ULRICHS, Carl Heinrich)
Leipzig: Matthes (1864). 28pp. Leipzig: Matthes (1864). 28pp. The first of the twelve groundbreaking essays on homosexuality written by Carl Ulrichs, and among the most important publications on homosexuality. Ulrichs was routinely prosecuted for his work and worked tirelessly to promote his agenda of gay rights: "The Urning, too, is a person. He, too, therefore, has inalienable rights. His sexual orientation is a right established by nature. Legislators have no right to veto nature; no right to persecute nature in the course of its work; no right to torture living creatures who are subject to those drives nature gave them. The Urning is also a citizen. He, too, has civil rights; and according to these rights, the state has certain duties to fulfill as well. The state does not have the right to act on whimsy or for the sheer love of persecution. The state is not authorized, as in the past, to treat Urnings as outside the pale of the law." (from "Araxes"). Very good in original buff wrappers, light wear at edges, very light spotting throughout, small stamp on lower spine. See Dynes, History of Homosexuality; Kennedy, Life and Works of Carl Heinrich Ulrichs; Hohmann, Der unterdrückte Sexus. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Elysium Books [Vermont, United States]
2020-08-11 05:45:43
[Mexico]. [Mining]
San Francisco: Turnbull & Smith, 1864. Very good.. 31pp. plus two plates. Original blue printed wrappers. Minor wear, light chipping and separation at spine. Contemporary ownership inscription on front cover; pencil corrections and notations throughout. Internally clean. Report on silver mining in Sonora with the ownership inscription of California's state geologist, Josiah D. Whitney. The report lists the by-laws of the company, which was headquartered in San Francisco and incorporated November 17, 1863. It further details the location and situation of the mine, highlighting roads and water in the area. Included are two plates, the first titled "Outline Map of the Real of Santa Teresa de Jesus, Sonora, Mexico" and the other showing profile elevations of eight individual mines on the property. The front cover is inscribed "Prof. J.D. Whitney," who we presume to be Josiah D. Whitney (1819-1896), Harvard professor and chief of California's Geological Survey from 1860 to 1874. Whitney had a special interest and focus on economic geology and mining. There are a handful small pencil corrections throughout the text, possibly in Whitney's hand. A nice association for a scarce item -- OCLC locates on copy, at the Bancroft Library.
Bookseller: McBride Rare Books [United States]
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2020-08-10 02:06:02
HEWSON, William (1806-1870)
London: Simpkin & Co., 1860 and 1864. [Occult Astrology] FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITIONS. Two volumes bound as one. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.[2] xii; 16; xiv; 7-177 [1]; 137 [1]; pp.xxxii; 72. Filled with astrological diagrams, tables, and lithographic illustrations, many folding. Contemporary tan half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to burgundy label, and Masonic gilt tooling to spine. Marbled paper over boards; all edges and endpapers marbled. Large 'Supreme Council' Masonic bookplate to front pastedown, lightly crossed through in blue ink. Light rubbing and some minor bumping to binding. Near fine. Hewson was a Church of England Curate educated at Cambridge with a particular interest in the Book of Revelation and Prophesy. This highly complex volume of novel exegesis was supplemented in later years by further illustrations and diagrams in 'Illustrations of Tracts on the Greek-Egyptian Sun-Dial, with Seven Steps, etc.' (1870). A rare book not seen at auction in recent times. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB [Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom]
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2020-08-09 01:48:01
Macoy, Robert
NY, 1864 Published by MACOY & SICKELS Binding: HARD BACK BROWN Size: 4 X 6 48 Pages Overall Condition is: FAIR spine chipped at top/bottom and along front cover, corners bumped, pages spotted and browning, cracked spine, previous owners name written in pencil on front end page.
Bookseller: Princeton Antiques Bookshop (princetn) [Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States]
2020-08-08 17:24:02
Civil War]: Shaw, William
Baltimore, Md. and Petersburg, Va, 1864. Twenty autograph letters, signed, most two to four pages on single folded bifolium stationery; handful of partial letters; and one Grand Army of the Republic membership card. Some fading, occasional spotting and foxing. Overall very good. An informative collection of Civil War letters from a young Union soldier named William Shaw of Kendall, New York. Shaw enlisted as a private in the 8th Regiment, Co. K, New York Heavy Artillery, mustered out of Rochester. He describes his service at Fort McHenry guarding Confederate prisoners, southern sympathizers, and Union deserters; the severe injuries he received when he was shot through both legs; and his subsequent duties during the Siege of Petersburg. This final stage of Shaw's service is evidence of the lengths the Union army went to in the second half of the war, as re-enlistment numbers lagged, and wounded soldiers were pressed into further duties. Shaw's letters run from early January to November of 1864, in which he serves guard duty at Fort McHenry military prison in Baltimore, gets wounded (most likely in Virginia on the Wilderness Campaign), spends time at a military hospital on David's Island, then moves near Petersburg in Virginia during the Siege of Petersburg. Despite Shaw's very poor spelling, his letters are informative and personal, and he seems to be writing to his mother or a sibling. Smith mentions several times about sending money home, and asks after various relatives and friends. Smith's first letter, dated January 3, 1864 emanates from Elmira, New York while he is on … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2020-08-08 17:19:07
Coventry Factory Fire Engine Company
Anthony, Coventry, RI, 1864-1894. General wear and toning. The smaller of the two notebooks has semi detached covers. . A set of two notebooks containing nearly thirty years of the meeting minutes of the annual July 4 gathering of the Coventry Factory Fire Engine Company. These minutes includes a list of members and officers voted in each year as well all the outcome of any topic put to vote. The meetings take place in Anthony, RI, which is a small village within Coventry, RI. The smaller copybook, is completely full and contains minutes from their annual meetings dating from 1864 to 1881. The second and larger notebook begins where the first notebook left off, in 1882 and continues until 1890, when at the annual meeting there was no quorum present and as such "the charter [of the company] was declared forfeited [sic] and the company disbanded." In August of 1893, the company was reorganized under the old charter. Four more meetings follow in 1893, with the last meeting recorded stating that the fire company met to compete at the Kent Co. Fair and won the third prize of ten dollars. Included with this set are several receipts and notes of the fire company. There are eight (8) receipts dating between 1893-1894 (two of them are undated). One scrap piece of paper which served as a draft for a portion of one of the annual meeting minutes. A roll call list of members from the 1893 annual meeting. A list of dues paid by each individual member. And lastly a note dated September 15, 1893 which certifies that the fire company won the third prize in the Hand Engine Contest Open at … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Eclectibles [United States]
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2020-08-08 09:30:03
ATLAS DES CHAMPIGNONS COMESTIBLES ET VENENEUX JOSEPH ROQUES UN VOLUME GRANDE IN 4 . 1864 . DEMI CHAGRIN CONTEMPORAIN . TEXTE 16 PAGES . A LA SUITE 24 BELLES PLANCHES FINEMENT COLORIEES SUR PAPIER FORT . QUELQUES ROUSSEURS PRINCIPALEMENT EN BORDURE . BON ETAT ENVOI SOUS CARTON RIGIDE.
Bookseller: varoujean [Lyon, Rhone, France]
2020-08-08 05:31:02
Curtis, B. R.
Little - Brown, 601 pp., Boston, 1864. Text in english. Recently rebound in leather. === DERECHO - HISTORIA NORTEAMERICANA === [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Buenos Aires Libros [Buenos Aires, BA, Argentina]
2020-08-07 13:53:02
VIGNY (Alfred de). Les Destinées. Poëmes philosophiques. Paris: Michel Lévy frères (1864). 1 volume in-8, de [2 ff.], 191 pp., [2 ff., table], frontispice (portrait de Vigny monté sur Chine), reliure en demi-veau blond à coins (signée SEMET-PLUMELLE), dos à nerfs orné de fleurons estampés, de filets et de roulettes dorés, plats encadrés d'un filet doré, tête dorée (plats de couverture conservés). Relié avec 1 un billet autographe signé d'Alfred de Vigny à son peintre (8 lignes), daté du 21/09/1855. Édition originale posthume. (Vicaire, Manuel de l'amateur de livres, VI, 1067). "Portrait sur Chine monté qui manque assez souvent. Recherché. Se rencontre assez frais mais souvent en reliure sévère" (Clouzot, Guide du biblophile français, 161). "Les Destinées contiennent 11 pièces dont 7 furent publiées du 15 janvier 1845 au 15 janvier 1864 dans la Revue des Deux-Mondes" (Carteret, Le Trésor du bibliophile - Editions originales II, 463). Les Destinées sont considérées comme l'un des recueils les plus importants et les plus représentatifs du XIXe siècle. En raison de la forme de ces poèmes, et notamment du choix des symboles qui préside à leur rédaction, Vigny précède parfois son contemporain Charles Baudelaire. Il annonce le symbolisme, Stéphane Mallarmé, ainsi que, d'une manière peut-être encore plus nette, Paul Valéry. Très légers frottements sur le mors du plat supérieur. Complet du frontispice.
Bookseller: lafatrasie [Pontoise, Ile-de-France, France]
2020-08-06 17:41:25
HOGARTH William
William Mackenzie, 1864. in 4°, pp. xviii, xiv, 201 di testo a numerazione continua; 150 tavv. f.t. protette da veline; legatura in p/tela edit. senape con fregi ed impress. in oro, nero e ruggine ai ds. e ai piatti ant., tagli dorati, ritratto dell'A. all'antip., 2 front., il 1° con vignetta e il 2° in rosso e nero; le tavv. in acciaio sono tratte dai dipinti originali del celebre pittore e incisore, e vi si vede la sua verve satirica nei confronti della società del suo tempo. Grande alone sbiadito al piatto inf. del 5° vol., lievi e rare fior. alle veline. Esemplare fresco e in buono stato. 291/29
Bookseller: La Fenice [Italy]
2020-08-06 04:31:03
Stedman, Joseph
[Baltimore, Md.; various locations in Louisiana; and Alexandria, Va, 1864. Seven letters, totaling [32]pp., plus two unrelated letters. Old folds, minor wear. Overall very good. An interesting Civil War archive of seven letters by Lt. Col. Joseph Stedman, giving Stedman's account of his activities and experiences in the war. The letters provide a unique and detailed perspective; as a private in the 6th Massachusetts, Stedman served during the arrest of the Maryland Legislature. He then raised a company for service with the 42nd Massachusetts and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. The letters include detailed accounts of skirmishes in Baltimore, troop movements during the arrest of the Maryland Legislature, the Battle of Galveston, and more battle content from the Trans-Mississippi Theatre. Most of Stedman's letters are addressed to his father, mother, and sisters, with one addressed to his wife. The letters are fully transcribed, ripe with legible and relevant content. Stedman's letters begin with his service in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Stedman writes his first letter from Annapolis, recounting the difficulties of landing there due to the "depth of water which our Team Boats drew." He then moves to Washington, D.C. and in a letter of April 29, 1861, notes that he and his fellow soldiers "started in regular order and had not proceeded far before we all loaded up for fear of an attack in the dock from the secessionists.I should have said that the rebels on the line of the road had torn up the track the week before and some of the troops had only the day before we … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2020-08-05 20:26:07
Semmes, R. [Raphael]
London: Saunders, Otley, and Co, 1864. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First edition, preceding the American edition, which combined both books into one volume (Sabin 79076), and did not include plates. Much scarcer than U.S. edition, and not to be confused with the abridged British edition released the same year. Howes S285 (two states, July and September, noted, without information on how these are differentiated - this set's terminal ads are dated May 1864 and reference July as future). All plates included. Related newspaper clippings mounted on front endpapers, hinges just beginning to weaken. xiv, [2], 410, [2], 16; xii, 436, 16 pp. 8vo. Color frontispieces (Running the Blockade: The Sumter and the Brooklyn & The Alabama in Chase of the Morning Star). The author, Raphael Semmes, was a Confederate naval officer and the captain of the CSS Alabama, the most successful commerce raider in maritime history. [Attributes: First Edition; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA [Webster, NY, U.S.A.]
2020-08-05 11:23:02
Burton, Sir Richard Francis
Tinsley Brothers, 1864. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 2 vol. [7], viii-xvii, [2], 2--6, [1], 8-386, [2]; [4], vi, [1], 2-412, [2] pp. Three-quarter contemporary calf over marbled boards, spine in six compartments with a black morocco label lettered in gilt on each spine. Each volume illustrated with a frontispiece. Casada 47; Penzer 72. Burton here recounts his visit to Dahome, ruled at the time by King Gelele. The king was known for his enjoyment of human sacrifices, the execution of his subjects, and the use of slavery to maintain and grow Dahomey's crops. Burton was thoroughly reviled by his experiences in Dahomey, but considered his travels in Dahomey a valuable source of information regarding the status of slavery in the western hemisphere. A fascinating record of diplomacy and of Victorian travel, from one of the greatest explorers ever to have lived. Very Good. A Very Good set with moderate foxing to the flyleaves and two small marks of ownership on the front pastedown and flyleaf of each volume. A pencil annotation on p. 367 of volume one reveals a contemporary reader's reaction to Burton's comparisons of Dahomey's polygamy with Biblical polygamy. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Evening Star Books (eveningstarbooks) [Madison, Wisconsin, United States]
2020-08-04 22:38:03
MAIMONIDES, (Moses). [eig. Mosche ben Maimon].
1864. 3 Tle. in 1 Bd. gr.-4. [624] 128 170 S. Titel in Rot u. Schwarz. Ldr. d. Zt. m. Rückensch. u. Rückengoldpräg. Wurmgänge a. d. Hinterdeckel. Cheleq rischon, cheleq scheni. Mit Kommentaren etc. von Abraham ben David, Vidal di Tolosa, Josef Karo, Obadja ben David, Levi ben Chabib, Avraham di Boton, Jehuda Rosanes, Nachum Trebitsch. - Enthalten sind die folgenden Bücher der Mischne Tora: Madda, Ahava, Zemanim sind die Bücher 1 bis 3.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Burgverlag [Austria]
2020-08-04 17:37:03
(McCarty, H. D., Editor)
Leavenworth: Printed at the Conservative Caloric Job Printing House, 1864. 8vo. 205 x 130 mm., [8 x 5 ¼ inches]. Contemporary leather spine and tips over marbled paper boards; spine and tips rubbed but sound. Volume II pp. [4], 371, plus 5 pp. ads; Volume I, pp. 73-128, 161-336. Includes fifteen issues; Volume II, nos, 1 - 11 complete. Volume I, nos. 3 [only 24 pp.], 4, 6, 7 & 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12, (missing issues 1, 2, first 8 pp. of 3, and 5). Each issue is 32 pages in length, and some are double issues. Scarce educational journal published by the Kansas State Teachers' Association, devoted to the helping teachers to learn how and what to teach their students on the prairie. At this time there were no state mandated requirement and many teachers had no credentials other than they could read and write. The Kansas Educational Journal appeared ten years before the State of Kansas established a Department of Education in 1873 and was published for 10 years. Each issue contains suggestions on what to teach children, topics for essays, book reviews, and educational tips on how to handle parents and discipline students. It also contains educational statistics both national and local, and information on what other state educational departments are doing to educate their students. This volume offer insights into the pedagogical goals and methods for teaching students on the frontier America. Dr. Sherrill Martinez and Lue Ann Snider. History of Kansas Education, Kansas State Department of Education, 2001.
Bookseller: De Simone Company, Booksellers [United States]
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2020-08-04 16:24:12
Alldredge, William Valient, Sgt.: [Civil War]
[Various locations in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia, 1864. Thirteen autograph letters, signed, totaling forty-eight pages, plus approximately thirty- five pages of additional assorted manuscript documents. Minor chipping or loss to a few letters, costing a small amount of text, one separated along horizontal folds, moderate toning, old folds. More significant wear and old repairs to some later documents and family papers. Overall about very good. Housed in plastic sleeves in a modern black plastic report notebook. A collection of autograph war-dated letters and other documents and family papers related to the Confederate Civil War service of William Valient Alldredge and his brother, Andrew Perry Alldredge. The Alldredge brothers were third-generation Alabamans who both fought in the 35th Alabama Infantry during the Civil War, as did their brother Warren. William Valient Alldredge was the only one of the three brothers to survive the war. Warren Alldredge was killed in Atlanta on August 22, 1864; Andrew Perry Alldredge was captured at Oxford, Mississippi, and died in a military prison in Alton, Illinois. The most notable portion of the archive is a collection of thirteen war-date autograph letters, signed, from William Valient Alldrege, all signed "W. V. Alldredge" and/or "Billy" or "Billie" and two war-date letters from Andrew Perry Alldredge, signed "Andy Aldridge" or "Andy Perry Alldredge." Both of Andrew Perry Alldredge's early war-dated letters are written on the same sheets of paper as William's first two letters. The majority of the archive relates to Sergeant … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
2020-08-04 00:04:01
Œuvres complètes de Voltaire en 13 volumes 1864 Complet et en bon état en 13 volumes. Reliure traditionnelle demi-cuir en chagrin bordeaux. Format : 12 x 18,7 cm , nerfs soulignés de filets d'or Titre : ŒUVRES COMPLÉTES DE VOLTAIRE Éditeur : Firmin Didot Frères , Paris portraits en frontispice de certains volumes, gravures hors texte. Tome.1 Vie de Voltaire - Théâtre Tome.2 Théâtre - La Henriade - La Pucelle - Poésies. Tome.3 Essai sur les mœurs - Annales de l'Empire . Tome.4 Siècle de Louis XIV - Précis du siècle de Louis XV - Histoire de Charles XII - Histoire de Russie - Histoire du Parlement - Fragments Historique sur l'Inde. Tome 5 Mélanges Historiques - Politique et Législation - Physique. Tome 6 Philosophie, Dialogues. Tome 7 Dictionnaire Philosophique I Tome 8 Dictionnaire Philosophique II - Romans - Facéties. Tome 9 Mélanges Littéraires - Commentaires sur Corneille. Tome 10 Correspondance avec le Roi de Prusse - L'Impératrice de Russie et d'Alembert. Tomes11 - 12 et 13 Correspondance Générale. Poids total : 19 ,800 kg.
Bookseller: ethosjakes [Labenne, France]
2020-08-02 14:39:02
Charles Darwin
St Petersburg: Glazunov, 1864. It is business as usual and we continue to ship all around the UK and the world. (St Petersburg): Glazunov, 1865. Octavo (227 x 152mm). With 4-pp. advertisements and one 'itjograpged plate. Contemporary quarter calf, spine stamped in blind. With 1 lithographed plate showing Darwin's famous branching tree of life, and 4 pages of Glazunov's publisher's advertisements at the end. Set entirely in Cyrillic type. Provenance: M. P. Nikolov (shelfmark stamp to ffep) and Igor Miamlin (exlbris). 8vo (22.7cm x 15.2cm). Very Good condition. Head of spine defective, two further chips, hinges cracked but holding, extremities rubbed. Scattered foxing throughout, moderate to a handful of pages. Please ask if you require a more detailed condition report, or view gallery images. First edition in Russian of Darwin's Origin. Whilst Darwin's theories had been referred to in Russian periodicals since 1860, it was this complete translation by the botanist Sergei Rachinsky (who had prepared the ground with an interim essay) that engaged, thoroughly and immediately, contemporary Russian readers. It pervaded the sciences, of course, but also philosophy, politics, economics and literature: Dostoevsky confronted the implications of Darwinism in Notes from Underground published in the same year, then embedded them in the most memorable literary portrait of nihilism, Crime and Punishment's Raskolnikov, in 1866. Tolstoy alludes to the theory of natural selection, for example, in chapter 10 of Anna Karenina. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: kernoozers [Ascot, United Kingdom]
2020-08-02 07:16:04
BERLIN - SCHLOSS ( Ereignisse ): JUBELFEIER am SCHLOSS 1864: 'Preussens Jubel - Tage. Einzug der siegreichen Truppen in Berlin im December 1864', Lithographie n. u. v. C. Mende ( Druck A. Renaud ) b. Sala & Co. in Berlin, 1864, 32,5 x 45 Ernst, Cunibert Mende, Nr. 1 - Blick von der Höhe des Berliner Doms aus. Links das Stadtschloß, mittig die Häuser der Schloßfreiheit, rechts im Hintergrund die Kommandantur. Zwischen Schloß und dem Lustgarten paradieren die im deutsch-dänischen Krieg siegreichen preussischen Soldaten vor (Kaiser) Wilhelm I, der zu Pferde die Parade abnimmt. Artikelnummer: 319225.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH (cpaulusch) [10178, Germany]
2020-08-02 07:16:04
BERLIN - SCHLOSS ( Ereignisse ): JUBELFEIER am SCHLOSS 1864: 'Preussens Jubel - Tage. Einzug der siegreichen Truppen in Berlin im December 1864', Lithographie n. u. v. C. Mende ( Druck A. Renaud ) b. Sala & Co. in Berlin, 1864, 48 x 62,5 Nicht bei Kiewitz und auch so nicht bei Ernst, der diese Ansicht nur ohne die Bordüre kennt. / Mende, Nr. 1) - Blick von der Höhe des Berliner Doms aus. Links das Stadtschloß, mittig die Häuser der Schloßfreiheit, rechts im Hintergrund die Kommandantur. Zwischen Schloß und dem Lustgarten paradieren die im deutsch-dänischen Krieg siegreichen preussischen Soldaten vor König Wilhelm I. später Kaiser Wilhelm I, der zu Pferde die Parade abnimmt. - Die Darstellung ist umgeben von einer breiten Bordüre mit preuß. Adler ( oben ), Eichenlaubornamentik und Szenen aus dem deutsch-dänischen Krieg. Artikelnummer: 98909.
Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH (cpaulusch) [10178, Germany]
2020-08-01 14:52:37
Charles Darwin
1864. ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE By Charles Darwin D. Appleton and Company 1864 a new edition, revised and augmented by the Author Hardcover. Tan cloth boards soiled and worn throughout. Title on spine in gold is barely legible. Boards are bowed, soiled and stained. Cloth is lifting. Corners are rubbed. Previous owners name on inside pastedown. Pastedown is bubbling in spots. Endpapers are soiled. Rear endpapers are water marked. Text pages are foxed but very readable. Nice tight binding. Not the prettiest to look at but all of the information is there. Always carefully wrapped and shipped in cardboard boxes to protect your purchase.
Bookseller: Woodensoldierbooks (woodensoldier) [Farmingville, New York, United States]
2020-07-29 16:14:07
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
A signed original colored pencil drawing of a jockey by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Condition: very good. Some even age toning to image and mat. Signed "T-Lautrec" in lower right corner. Dimensions mat w 16 in x h 12 in sheet w 8 3/8 in x h 5.75 in. Lautrec (1864-1901) was a French artist who exerted remarkable influence over subsequent generations of artists (including Andy Warhol) in spite of a tragically short career complicated by frequent illness. He was particularly noted for his depictions of the Montmartre area of Paris, which attracted many artists to its cafés. Lautrec's depictions of these scenes produced his first burst of popularity as an artist, though the significance of his work remained a subject of debate throughout his life. Innovative depictions of movement were a recurring theme in Lautrec's work, and horses particularly were one of his lasting artistic interests. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Second Story Books [United States]
2020-07-29 01:25:02
Lucas, H.
Paris: F. Sayy, 1864. Third edition. Publisher's dark green pebbled cloth, covers ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, pale brown coated endpapers with advertisements printed in black, uncut. Partially unopened. Clean, mainly marginal tear to page 181/182 with no loss of text. Front free-endpaper not present. Minimal wear to corners, text spotted, the hand colored plates bright and fresh.Collating [iv], iv, 216, pages with hand-colored half-title and seventy- nine fine hand-colored engraved plates of Butterflies and Moths. An excellent copy. This work was first published in Paris by Pauquet, 1834-35. Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas (1814-1899) was a French entomologist and was an assistant-naturalist at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. From 1839 to 1842 he studied fauna as part of the scientific Commission on the exploration of Algeria. Nissen 1, 2580.
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [United States]
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2020-07-28 20:45:19
Alldredge, William Valient, Sgt.: [Civil War]
[Various locations in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia, 1864. Thirteen autograph letters, signed, totaling forty-eight pages, plus approximately thirty- five pages of additional assorted manuscript documents. Minor chipping or loss to a few letters, costing a small amount of text, one separated along horizontal folds, moderate toning, old folds. More significant wear and old repairs to some later documents and family papers. Overall about very good. Housed in plastic sleeves in a modern black plastic report notebook. A collection of autograph war-dated letters and other documents and family papers related to the Confederate Civil War service of William Valient Alldredge and his brother, Andrew Perry Alldredge. The Alldredge brothers were third-generation Alabamans who both fought in the 35th Alabama Infantry during the Civil War, as did their brother Warren. William Valient Alldredge was the only one of the three brothers to survive the war. Warren Alldredge was killed in Atlanta on August 22, 1864; Andrew Perry Alldredge was captured at Oxford, Mississippi, and died in a military prison in Alton, Illinois. The most notable portion of the archive is a collection of thirteen war-date autograph letters, signed, from William Valient Alldrege, all signed "W. V. Alldredge" and/or "Billy" or "Billie" and two war-date letters from Andrew Perry Alldredge, signed "Andy Aldridge" or "Andy Perry Alldredge." Both of Andrew Perry Alldredge's early war-dated letters are written on the same sheets of paper as William's first two letters. The majority of the archive relates to Ser … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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2020-07-28 10:09:17
DJEMAL PASCHA, Ahmed and Theodore WIEGAND.
10 pp., 100 ll.First and only edition of a bilingual work with 143 photographs of archeology in the Middle East, compiled by the well-known German archaeologist Theodore Wiegand (1864-1936). The publication was ordered by Ahmed Djemal Pasha (or Jamal Basha, 1872-1822), the Ottoman military leader and Minister of the Navy, who also wrote the foreword. The 100 plates show a total of 143 photographs, showing archaeological excavation sites in Aleppo, Amman, Baalbek, Damascus, Gerasa, Jerusalem, Palmyra, Petra and others. Each plate is accompanied by a leaf explaining the photographs, with the text in both Arabic and German. Some of the photographs are by the Swedish photographer Lewis Larsson (1881-1958). Others were taken during the expedition by Otto Puchstein (1856-1911) to the capital of the ancient Hittite Empire, Hattusa, in present-day Turkey.Only slightly browned. Spine somewhat discoloured. A very good copy.l M. Greenhalgh, Constantinople to Córdoba: dismantling ancient architecture in the East, North Africa and Islamic Spain (2012), p. 478.
Bookseller: ASHER Rare Books (Since 1830) [Netherlands]
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2020-07-28 09:42:04
Lizzie Doten
1864. Silence is vocal, if we listen well. Here we offer a very rare first edition of the classic Spiritualist poetry collection, Poems From the Inner Life, by Lizzie Doten... or, one may say, by William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe, and Robert Burns, among others. In the midst of the US Civil War, the religion of Spiritualism was flourishing, and all over the country, spiritualists were seeking out avenues to communicate with their loved ones recently deceased from cholera epidemics or the war. It was at this moment Lizzie Doten, who had been communicating with the other world since her childhood, offered this collection of new work from these deceased literary greats to the public through the Boston publishing company, William White & Company. Prominent among these offerings is "The Streets of Baltimore," through which Edgar Allan Poe reveals the tortures and terrors of the night in which he died. Boards are worn at edges and stained in the rear (please see pics). Endpapers are still intact. Period pen-and-ink inscriptions on flyleaf and verso of title page. Minor foxing. Binding is very tight and square; text and illustrations are very clean, bright, and crisp. 171 pages, measures approximately 7.75 x 5.25-inches. This scarce, remarkable Spiritualist collectible will make a wonderful addition to your collection or a very special gift. ** Have you seen all the amazing first and rare editions of iconic books we offer? We gladly combine shipping and refund the shipping overpayment, so please check out our other items! -- other auctions of classic antiquarian literature a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: iconic-books (iconicfirsts) [Bronx, New York, United States]
2020-07-28 07:25:49
[Lemon, Mark, editor. Hablot Knight Browne, illustrator]
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1864. First edition. Handsomely bound, ca. 1920s, by Rivière & Sons (stamp-signed to upper turn-in) in emerald green crushed morocco with original cloth bound in. French fillets. Five gilt ruled raised bands, six elaborately gilt decorated compartments. Wide, gilt turn-ins. Double ruled edges. All edges gilt. [8], 173, [1, blank], [2, adverts] pages. Thirteen black and white plates including frontispiece. A few small stains to upper cover, light spots of foxing to two leaves, otherwise a fine and most handsomely bound copy. Featuring fourteen short stories in the sporting fiction genre written in their entirety (rather than merely edited) by journalist, novelist, playwright and actor Mark Lemon (1809-1870). Lemon was co-founder and for 30 years editor of Punch; Tom Moody was a pseudonym first adopted by Lemon in 1834 for a series of pieces that appeared in the New Sporting Magazine. As an actor he appeared in his friend Charles Dickens's private theatricals at Tavistock House. He was a friend of illustrator George Cruikshank, Wm. Makepeace Thackeray, and many other lights of his day. In short, he stood near the center of London's intellectual circle. Of Hablot K. Brown, the illustrator known as Phiz who was Dicken's primary illustrator, little need be added here. His illustrations for each of the stories herein possess all the amusing charm that he is known for. CBEL, p. 2006.[Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [United States]
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2020-07-27 22:30:27
Lemon, Mark, editor. Hablot Knight Browne, illustrator]
Bradbury & Evans, London, 1864. Handsomely bound, ca. 1920s, by Rivière & Sons (stamp-signed to upper turn-in) in emerald green crushed morocco with original cloth bound in. French fillets. Five gilt ruled raised bands, six elaborately gilt decorated compartments. Wide, gilt turn-ins. Double ruled edges. All edges gilt. [8], 173, [1, blank], [2, adverts] pages. Thirteen black and white plates including frontispiece. A few small stains to upper cover, light spots of foxing to two leaves, otherwise a fine and most handsomely bound copy. Featuring fourteen short stories in the sporting fiction genre written in their entirety (rather than merely edited) by journalist, novelist, playwright and actor Mark Lemon (1809-1870). Lemon was co-founder and for 30 years editor of Punch; Tom Moody was a pseudonym first adopted by Lemon in 1834 for a series of pieces that appeared in the New Sporting Magazine. As an actor he appeared in his friend Charles Dickens's private theatricals at Tavistock House. He was a friend of illustrator George Cruikshank, Wm. Makepeace Thackeray, and many other lights of his day. In short, he stood near the center of London's intellectual circle. Of Hablot K. Brown, the illustrator known as Phiz who was Dicken's primary illustrator, little need be added here. His illustrations for each of the stories herein possess all the amusing charm that he is known for. CBEL, p. 2006. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books, Inc. -- ABAA, ILAB [Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.]
2020-07-27 17:07:03
Anonyme (gedeihen Merime)
SARL ABRAXAS-LIBRIS, 1864. Condition: Gut. Erstaunliches Titelbild von Félicien Rops über Chine . Einband mit erotischem Dekor. In-8 (14 x 22 cm), gebundenes rotes Marokko, auf der Rückseite der Titel, der Illustrator, das Datum sowie ein Satyr, alle vergoldet, 62 Seiten, ein Exlibris auf der Rückseite der Wache Farbe (Sigi Leonhardt), eines von 140 nummerierten und paraphierten Exemplaren von FD für Françoise Daum (Angestellte und zukünftige Frau von Poulet-Malassis), hier Nr. 114, sehr guter Druck mit sehr großen Rändern, Titelbild von Rops on Chine graviert; Gebrauchsspuren im Großen und Ganzen, einige Stockflecken am Ende der Arbeit, sonst in gutem Zustand. Erstaunliches Titelbild von Félicien Rops über Chine . Einband mit erotischem Dekor. In-8 (14 x 22 cm), gebundenes rotes Marokko, auf der Rückseite der Titel, der Illustrator, das Datum sowie ein Satyr, alle vergoldet, 62 Seiten, ein Exlibris auf der Rückseite der Wache Farbe (Sigi Leonhardt), eines von 140 nummerierten und paraphierten Exemplaren von FD für Françoise Daum (Angestellte und zukünftige Frau von Poulet-Malassis), hier Nr. 114, sehr guter Druck mit sehr großen Rändern, Titelbild von Rops on Chine graviert; Gebrauchsspuren im Großen und Ganzen, einige Stockflecken am Ende der Arbeit, sonst in gutem Zustand.
Bookseller: abraxas-libris [Bécherel, France]
2020-07-27 08:56:06
TEXIER, Charles (1802-1871), and PULLAN, R. Popplewell (1825-1888)
London: Day and Son, 1864. [Byzantine Architecture] FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Folio (44 x 31cm), pp.xii, 218. Illustrated with 70 tinted lithographic plates (including 12 in colour), each with a tissue guard, and many woodcuts. Rebound with the original publisher's purple cloth boards, decorated liberally in gilt to upper and blind to lower. Recent purple morocco spine with raised bands and gilt titles. All edges gilt. An ex-library copy with stamps to title page. Some repairs to margins of plates XI, XVII, XXI, XXVIII, XLIV and LV. No tissue guards for plates XII and XIII. Heavy chipping to edges of plate XXIX. Significant losses and repairs to margins of plate XLV. Light occasional spotting to plates generally, with some small occasional chips to plate margins and tissue guards. Corners bumped with some rubbing to cloth. Very good. Simultaneously published with the French edition. Most of the plates are after drawings by Texier, comprising floor plans, elevation drawings, engraved views, and colour illustrations of interior details of many important Byzantine churches in locations such as Thessalonika, Trebizond, and Bursa. Pullan edited the work form Texier's journals, at his request, and included accounts of his own work. This collaboration reflects journeys made at widely differing periods. Texier was in Asia Minor from 1833 to 1837, while Pullan was sent to Halicarnassus (Bodrum) in 1857 to survey the Mausoleum. C.T. Newton then sent him on to Cnidus and Kos, and in 1862 he began excavations at Teos on behalf of the Society of Dilettanti. He had visited most of the Byzan … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Ltd, PBFA, ABA, ILAB [Royal Tunbridge Wells, KENT, United Kingdom]
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2020-07-27 01:11:02
DESARGUES ET POUDRA
PARIS: 1864. Œuvres de Desargues réunies et analysées par POUDRA, précédées d'une nouvelle biographie de Desargues suivies de L'analyse des ouvrages de bosse. 2 Volumes In 8° (220x130mm), relié demi veau époque, pièce de titre et de tomaison, cchet, dos frotté Tome I, 510 pp et 26 planches Tome II, 428 pp et 6 planches Très rare édition des œuvres complètes de Désargues procurées par l'histoire et spécialiste de l'histoire des mathématiques, Noël Poudra bon exemplaire.
Bookseller: docteur_ramirez [Toulon, France]
2020-07-26 16:44:05
Printed for the U.S. Sanitary Commission by King & Baird, Philadelphia, 1864. First edition. Printed brown wrappers. 283, (5)pp., illustrated. Rear wrap lacking, small chips to the edges of the front wrap, an about very good copy. Ownership signature, and presentation label to a historical society signed by George T. Kinney. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [Gloucester City, NJ, U.S.A.]
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2020-07-25 22:53:31
Magnus, Charles, lithographer
Charles Magnus, 1864. Magnus, Charles, lithographer.[Eleven Civil War Song Sheets].1 sheet each. Broadsides. Approx. 8 x 5 inches. First edition thus. Very good or better copies. Charles Magnus (1826 -1900) a printer based in New York, though not known for his original designs, as were Currier & Ives, was admired greatly for the quality and color of his prints, and the craftsmanship of his use of steel, copper, and stone engraved plates with color applied in hand or stencil. He issued numerous song sheets, most with colored images, in various series, and many with numerous variants. Most are three to five stanzas and measure between 20.4 to 21 cm by 12.6 to 13 cm. Includes: (1) Home without a Mother. Image: one of two of Camp Carroll, Baltimore, temporarily known as Camp Chesebrough in 1864. Wolf: American Song Sheets: 898d. Variant. No Magnus #). Copy at AAS. (2) Summons to Battle. Air--Away! to the mountain's brow. Image: "Rendez-vous of Distribution, Va." a hospital camp in Alexandria which had been restructured as Camp Distribution, a station for soldiers awaiting their deployment orders. Wolf: 2259a. Magnus 96. Copies: Lib.Co.Phila., AAS. (3) The Banner of the Free. Air: The Sword of Bunker Hill - by Eugene Johnston. Image: Liberty holding flag and flag shield with eagle at her side. Wolf 83f. Magnus 205. Copies: LCP, AAS, MTSU. (4) The Star Spangled Banner. Image: Headpiece liberty with flag and shield, cannon barrel, canon balls, muskets and more. Wolf 2241t (variant). Magnus 206b. Copies LCP, AAS. (5) Tell Mother I Die Happy. The last words of Lieut. Crosby, who was … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: kaaterskill_books [East Jewett, New York, United States]
2020-07-25 17:46:07
Philadelphia: Published by Mason & Co., 1864. 32mo, original printed buff wrappers. 16 pp. First and only edition of this songster for Lincoln's second campaign, with a portrait on the cover depicting a beardless Lincoln, in spite of the fact that Lincoln had a beard at the time. Included here are eleven campaign songs, among them Shout Aloud For Lincoln, Hurrah! For Lincoln and Johnson, and Union and Lincoln. An advertisement for Lincoln badges, pins, and emblems appears on the lower wrapper. REFERENCES: Monaghan 323; Stern 2557; Schneider p. 63. CONDITION: Good, lightly soiled, advertising text on lower wrapper shaved, with loss of some letters, as usual. [Attributes: Soft Cover]
Bookseller: James Arsenault & Company, ABAA [Arrowsic, ME, U.S.A.]
2020-07-25 10:57:19
1864. Good condition rebound relatively recently. Maps are in very good condition. None found to have tears. Maps are in good condition with some minor foxing. Population census dated 1864 suggests a publishing date of that time. maps are good with no visible tears. Prior owner's name to first blank page.
Bookseller: Eurobooks Ltd [Nottingham, United Kingdom]
2020-07-24 22:13:02
Cruikshank
1864 Beautiful Tout Binding - INGOLDSBY LEGENDS, COLOR Illustrated by Cruikshank, Leech and Tenniel. (description) Author : INGOLDSBY, Thomas [BARHAM, The Rev.]. Title : The Ingoldsby Legends Or Mirth And Marvels. With Sixty illustrations (in Color) by George Cruikshank, John Leech and John Tenniel. Publisher : London: Richard Bentley, 1864. First color illustrated de luxe edition. Language : Text in English. Size : 10 " X 7 ". Pages : 530 pages. Binding : Attractive fine binding, finely bound by Tout in full morocco, titles in gilt on spine, raised bands. An exceptional deluxe binding by TOUT binders! Under a protective removable mylar cover. Content : Very good content (bright and tight, some foxing and staining - as shown). Illustrations : Complete with the colour frontispiece and 59 hand colour plates by Cruikshank, Leech and Tenniel. Estimate: (USD 1000 - USD 1250) The book : Scarce and attractive First color illustrated edition by Bentley of the Ingoldsby Legends - a collection of myths, legends, ghost stories and poetry written supposedly by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, actually a pen-name of an English clergyman named Richard Harris Barham. The illustrator : Warwick Goble (22 November 1862 - 22 January 1943) was an illustrator of children's books. He specialized in Japanese and Indian themes. Goble was born in Dalston, north London, the son of a commercial traveller, and educated and trained at the City of London School and the Westminster School of Art. He worked for a printer specializing in chromolithography and contributed to The Pall Mall Gazette and T … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Martin Frenette bibliophile (mflibra) [Montreal, Quebec, Canada]
2020-07-23 19:49:17
INGOLDSBY, Thomas [BARHAM, The Rev.].
London: Richard Bentley, 1864. Author : INGOLDSBY, Thomas [BARHAM, The Rev.]. Title : The Ingoldsby Legends Or Mirth And Marvels. With Sixty illustrations (in Color) by George Cruikshank, John Leech and John Tenniel. Publisher : London: Richard Bentley, 1864. First color illustrated de luxe edition. Language : Text in English. Size : 10 " X 7 ". Pages : 530 pages. Binding : Attractive fine binding, finely bound by Tout in full morocco, titles in gilt on spine, raised bands. An exceptional deluxe binding by TOUT binders! Under a protective removable mylar cover. Content : Very good content (bright and tight, some foxing and staining - as shown). Illustrations : Complete with the colour frontispiece and 59 hand colour plates by Cruikshank, Leech and Tenniel. *** The book : Scarce and attractive First edition color illustrated edition by Bentley of the Ingoldsby Legends - a collection of myths, legends, ghost stories and poetry written supposedly by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor, actually a pen-name of an English clergyman named Richard Harris Barham. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: MFLIBRA Antique Books [MONTREAL, QC, Canada]
2020-07-23 17:09:11
Lucas, Pierre Hippolyte
1864 (2nd ed. Paris, Savy, s.d. [1864]. : In-8 Raisin, Cartonnage d'Ãditeurs.rÃÃdition,, 288 pp., 80 planches en couleurs finement aquarellÃes et 2 planches N&B hors-texte, pleine percaline verte de l'Ãditeur estampà à froid sur les plats, titre dorà au dos, 1° mors usÃ, ex-libris manuscrit en faux-titre, rousseurs sur les premiÚres pages, les planches sont trÚs fraiches ! Parfait Ãtat, Couv. convenable, Dos impeccable, Quelques rousseurs.
Bookseller: Hermann L. Strack [France, Loguivy Plougras]
2020-07-23 17:06:11
Lucas, H.
Paris: F. Sayy, [1864]. Third edition. Publisher's dark green pebbled cloth, covers ruled in blind, spine lettered in gilt, pale brown coated endpapers with advertisements printed in black, uncut. Partially unopened. Clean, mainly marginal tear to page 181/182 with no loss of text. Front free-endpaper not present. Minimal wear to corners, text spotted, the hand colored plates bright and fresh.Collating [iv], iv, 216, pages with hand-colored half-title and seventy- nine fine hand-colored engraved plates of Butterflies and Moths. An excellent copy. This work was first published in Paris by Pauquet, 1834-35. Pierre-Hippolyte Lucas (1814-1899) was a French entomologist and was an assistant-naturalist at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. From 1839 to 1842 he studied fauna as part of the scientific Commission on the exploration of Algeria. Nissen 1, 2580.
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [USA]
2020-07-23 15:07:08
26th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers
n.p. 1861-1864. Ledger. Folio. Manuscript. Approx. 16" x 10.25". 192 hand numbered pages. Orangish marbled paper covered boards with leather corners and spine. A paper label with the hand written title is pasted down center on the front cover. Blue front and rear end sheets. Paper is lined with red vertical column lines. No written content in this ledger pages 106-192. Dried water stains persist from the rear end sheets, and back pages gradually diminishing by page 160. The rear cover is slightly warped. The majority of the first 105 pages contain hand written names, Rank, Date of Commission, Date of Discharge, and Cause of Vacancy for the Field Staff; Non Commissioned Staff; Captains; First Lieutenants; Second Lieutenants; and Non Commissioned officers of Companies A-K. The first page with names located on page 6 lists at the top of the page Edward F. Jones, Colonel, the first commander of the 26th Regiment. He was Commissioned August 1862 and discharged July 28, 1862 on account of disability. Dates of records range from August of 1861 to June 1st 1864 with the majority of recorded dates in 1862 and 1863. The 26th Regiment saw action in the Gulf operations and New Orleans up until 1863. The unit later moved to Virginia and participated in Sheridan's Shenandoah Campaign. The unit mustered out in Savannah Georgia 1865. Good. Item #16224.
Bookseller: labsrule2014 [Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States]
2020-07-21 22:25:02
Huart, Louis (rédaction)
Paris, 1864. Bound together in later blind black cardboard binding wit black leather spine. With 17 plates by Daumier. Also plate with magic lantern (Savoyard) by Darjoy (Oh papa la Laterne Magique!). Le Charivari was an illustrated magazine published in Paris daily from 1832 to 1936, and then weekly until 1937. It published caricatures, political cartoons and reviews. After 1835, when the government banned political caricature, Le Charivari began publishing satires of everyday life.(Wikipedia) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Novemberland Rare Books/ILAB [Oegstgeest, ZH, Netherlands]
2020-07-21 15:15:14
Defoe, Daniel. John Dawson Watson (Illustrator)
London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1864. Bound ca. 1925 by Bayntun, Bath (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-in). Full blue morocco, covers decoratively ruled in gilt with elaborate gilt and blind corner pieces. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively tooled in gilt and blind, lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board-edges and turn-ins, blue marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Collating xx, 297, [1] with engraved frontispiece portrait of Daniel Defoe and numerous woodcut illustrations throughout the text. Some light sporadic marginal foxing, otherwise fine. Housed in the original fleece-lined, green cloth slipcase. A work that changed how English readers experienced fiction and inspired countless imitations and adaptations. "Defoe's immortality will always rest ... especially on Robinson Crusoe, that immensely subtle, complex book with its simple plot and a character of compelling reality who appears in one archetypal incident after another. Embedded in world cultural consciousness, Robinson Crusoe has never been out of print. Most people still encounter Crusoe in childhood and never forget him. Only the Bible has been printed in more languages. From the very beginning Defoe's impact was international, as was the recognition that Robinson Crusoe was a new literary form with revolutionary power to 'instruct and delight'" (ODNB). Illustrated by John Dawson Watson (1832-1892), a painter, watercolorist and illustrator of the Manchester School of Design and at the Royal Academy. Beautifully bound by the renowned George Bayntun, who had an especially good relationship … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [USA]
2020-07-21 15:13:39
Irving, Washington
New York: G.P. Putnam, 1864. Twenty-six small octavo volumes (6 5/16 x 4 inches; 160 x 102 mm). Bound ca. 1880 in three-quarter plum calf over marbled boards ruled in blind. Smooth spines with two slightly raised bands, elaborately lettered and decorated in gilt. Marbled edges and endpapers. Spines uniformly and attractively sunned. Engraved frontispieces, head-and-tailpieces. A fine set. Washington Irving (1783-1859), American author, wit, and man of society. His highly successful burlesque, A History of New York from the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty (1809), written under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker, has been called "the first great book of comic literature written by an American" (The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature). His best-known book, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. (1820), contains sketches of English life, essays on American subjects, and two of the most famous short stories in American literature: Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Irving was a prolific author, writing popular and esteemed biographies of the Prophet Mohammed, Christopher Columbus, and George Washington, as well as travel narratives and other works.
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [USA]
2020-07-21 14:18:15
[Lemon, Mark, editor. Hablot Knight Browne, illustrator]
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1864. First edition. Handsomely bound, ca. 1920s, by Rivière & Sons (stamp-signed to upper turn-in) in emerald green crushed morocco with original cloth bound in. French fillets. Five gilt ruled raised bands, six elaborately gilt decorated compartments. Wide, gilt turn-ins. Double ruled edges. All edges gilt. [8], 173, [1, blank], [2, adverts] pages. Thirteen black and white plates including frontispiece. A few small stains to upper cover, light spots of foxing to two leaves, otherwise a fine and most handsomely bound copy. Featuring fourteen short stories in the sporting fiction genre written in their entirety (rather than merely edited) by journalist, novelist, playwright and actor Mark Lemon (1809-1870). Lemon was co-founder and for 30 years editor of Punch; Tom Moody was a pseudonym first adopted by Lemon in 1834 for a series of pieces that appeared in the New Sporting Magazine. As an actor he appeared in his friend Charles Dickens's private theatricals at Tavistock House. He was a friend of illustrator George Cruikshank, Wm. Makepeace Thackeray, and many other lights of his day. In short, he stood near the center of London's intellectual circle. Of Hablot K. Brown, the illustrator known as Phiz who was Dicken's primary illustrator, little need be added here. His illustrations for each of the stories herein possess all the amusing charm that he is known for. CBEL, p. 2006. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books [USA]
2020-07-21 05:34:44
BAINES, Thomas.
1864. Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1864. 8vo. Original green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, ornamented all-over in blind; pp. vi, [2, errata leaf], [vii]-xiv, 535 [recte 603]; 3 folding maps, with hand-colouring, colour-lithographic frontispiece and numerous wood-engravings on plates and in the text; cloth a little rubbed, a few gatherings a bit shaky (hinges strengthened now), internally very clean and fresh; bookplate Henry B. Marshall of Rachan inside front cover. First edition. A classic and beautifully illustrated account of African travel; Baines travelled from Walvisch Bay on the west coast to the Victoria Falls of the Zambesi River, accompanied by J. Chapman, an old friend of the author who had many years of experience of travelling in Africa. The journey was indeed arduous and was blighted by famine, illness and loss of some of the attendants. The author was an artist and African explorer, who had accompanied Livingstone part of the way on his Zambesi expedition in 1858 as the expedition's official artist. On the Chapman/Baines expedition 'he made a complete route survey, having been taught how to use surveying and astronomical instruments by Sir Thomas Maclear, astronomer royal at the Cape. He also collected scientific information and botanical specimens - the latter now at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - and made many sketches and paintings, which were published as coloured lithographs in 1862' (ODNB). Mendelssohn p. 112.
Bookseller: Henry Sotheran Ltd. [United Kingdom]
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2020-07-20 12:36:13
Lucas (Hippolyte ; 1815-1899) :
Paris, Savy, [1864] ; in-8, demi-chagrin rouge, dos à nerfs soulignés d'un filet pointillé, caissons décorés et dorés, titre doré, tête dorée, plats de percaline rouge avec triple encadrement à froid (reliure de l'époque) ; 288 pp., [1]f. de titre en couleurs, 80 planches (8bis) de papillons d'Europe peints d'après nature par A. Noel, [2] planches en noir et blanc, 32 pp. de Catalogue de F. Savy éditeur, daté du 1er janvier 1872. Entomologiste, Hippolyte Lucas a été aide-naturaliste puis assistant au Muséum ; il a participé de 1839 à 1842 à la Commission scientifique pour l'exploration de l'Afrique, au niveau de la faune. Il s'était spécialisé dans l'étude des araignées, sujet pour lequel il a publié plusieurs contributions scientifiques. Les planches, très finement aquarellées, sont absolument impeccables ; la reliure également. Port et assurance inclus pour tout envoi en France Métropolitaine (sauf mention contraire).
Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Clagahé [France, Lyon]
2020-07-19 19:08:18
[Carleton, George W.]
New York: Carlton, 1864. 432pp., plus eight engraved plates printed on yellow paper (including frontispiece). Original blindstamped brown cloth, spine stamped in copper. Minor edge wear, corners bumped, spine head chipped. Internally clean. Very good. The scarce first edition of a fiercely abolitionist book, published to coincide with the 1864 presidential campaign. Lincoln's insistence on emancipation as a condition of any end to the Civil War became a major issue in his re-election campaign. The author/compiler/publisher George W. Carleton was clearly a pro-Lincoln man, and here lays out in lurid detail the "suppressed" and horrible facts about the buying, selling, and exploitation of human beings due to slavery. One controversial aspect of the work lies in the fact that Carleton argued that the North was just as responsible as the South for the horrors of slavery. The text includes chapters on the history of slave treatment, auctions, life on plantations, slave education, runaways, the expansion of slavery (Ostend, Cuba, and Kansas), and more. The frontispiece shows a slave auction taking place in the foreground as the American flag flies proudly in the background. Other plates include slaves "halting at noon," a depiction of the "Coffle Gang," blacks being sold into Southern slavery, the lashing of a slave, a stark scene of a slave being flogged with whip and paddle, runaway slaves being chased by bloodhounds, and another scene of a young slave family escaping down a river bank. All of the plates were engraved by Vaningen & Snyder. A scarce work with informative … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [United States]
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2020-07-19 12:09:05
Six photographs by Chas. Paxon, four photographs by M. H. Kimball, and two without attributio
New York, 1864. Unbound. Very good. Twelve photographs of the four white children included in a group of eight emancipated slaves that were taken North in November and December of 1863 on a publicity tour to shore up flagging support for the Civil War. The inclusion of white slave children was considered to be essential as, except for in abolitionist circles, the majority of white Northerners had little empathy for enslaved blacks. The trip-partially sponsored by the National Freedman's Relief Association and the American Missionary Association-was coordinated by Colonel George Henry, the Superintendent of the Union Army's Bureau of Negro Labor, and his Assistant Superintendent for Freedmen, Philip Bacon. The tour was a partial success, but it did not sway everyone; Henry was attacked when he visited Bridgetown, Connecticut. While in New York City, the entourage visited two important photographers, M. H. Kimball and Charles Paxon, who produced souvenir cartes de visite, which on the reverse contain the text: "The nett proceeds from thes ale of these Photographs will be devoted exclusively to the education of colored people in the Department of the Gulf, now under the command of Maj. Gen. Banks." The cards in this group show the four white children individually and in groups of three. A letter advertisement in the January 30, 1864 edition of Harper's Weekly identifies the children as follows: "Rebecca Huger is eleven years old, and was a slave in her father's house, the special attendant of a girl a little older than herself. To all appearance she is perfectly white … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA [United States]
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2020-07-19 07:20:40
Six photographs by Chas. Paxon, four photographs by M. H. Kimball, and two without attributio
New York, 1864. Unbound. Very good. Twelve photographs of the four white children included in a group of eight emancipated slaves that were taken North in November and December of 1863 on a publicity tour to shore up flagging support for the Civil War. The inclusion of white slave children was considered to be essential as, except for in abolitionist circles, the majority of white Northerners had little empathy for enslaved blacks. The trip-partially sponsored by the National Freedman's Relief Association and the American Missionary Association-was coordinated by Colonel George Henry, the Superintendent of the Union Army's Bureau of Negro Labor, and his Assistant Superintendent for Freedmen, Philip Bacon. The tour was a partial success, but it did not sway everyone; Henry was attacked when he visited Bridgetown, Connecticut. While in New York City, the entourage visited two important photographers, M. H. Kimball and Charles Paxon, who produced souvenir cartes de visite, which on the reverse contain the text: "The nett proceeds from thes ale of these Photographs will be devoted exclusively to the education of colored people in the Department of the Gulf, now under the command of Maj. Gen. Banks." The cards in this group show the four white children individually and in groups of three. A letter advertisement in the January 30, 1864 edition of Harper's Weekly identifies the children as follows: "Rebecca Huger is eleven years old, and was a slave in her father's house, the special attendant of a girl a little older than herself. To all appearance she is perfectly white … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Read 'Em Again Books, ABAA [United States]
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