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        Laws of St Vincent, By Authority

      1864. [St. Vincent]. [Sharpe, H.E., Compiler]. [Choppin, J.C., Compiler]. Laws of St. Vincent. By Authority. London: Edward Stanford, 1864. xvi, 606 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary calf, rebacked, raised bands and red and black lettering pieces to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate rubbing to extremities, some scuffing and edgewear to boards, most of upper (red) lettering piece lacking, light toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Location label to spine, inkstamps to preliminaries. A solid copy of a scarce title. * With index and side-notes. Displacing the native Caribs, the French colonized St. Vincent in 1719. Like St. Lucia and other islands, it passed between France and Great Britain several times, becoming a British colony in 1783. It became independent and joined the Commonwealth in 1979. This compilation records the laws of St. Vincent and its dependencies, Bequia, Connowan, The Union and Grenadines, from March 1772 to January 1863. OCLC locates 4 copies, 3 in North American law libraries (Harvard, UC-Berkeley, University of Georgia). Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth 7:348.

      [Bookseller: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.]
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      - Dessinés et graves par Pauquet Frères d?après les meilleurs maitres de chaque époque et les documents les plus autentiques. Aux Bureau des Modes et Costumes Historiques. Pauquet Frères. René Pincebourde. Paris. S/d [1864?]. In fólio (de 31x26 cm). Ilustrado com 96 litografias coloridas. Encadernação de final séc. xix (meia-amador) com lombada e cantos em pele. Exemplar com ex-libris armoriados da Livraria de J. G. Mazziotti Salema Garção. Location/localizacao: 7-A1-A-20

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        Copy of the Official Map of the Property of the Eureka Homestead Association, Adopted November 16th, 1864

      San Francisco: Towne and Bacon, [1864]. Map Map. Very Good. Roughly 19.5 by 16.5 inches. Printed in black with block labels in maroon ink. An original map (the 'Copy' in the title indicates this is a printed reproduction of a hand-drawn map) of a portion of the Castro district of San Francisco, bounded by Douglas, 17th, Noe and 20th Streets. An unusual map in that it is entirely printed using lead type, with rules of various thicknesses utilized for the block outlines. Listed in OCLC, but with no locations (but probably owned by Bancroft). A very unusual letterpress map. Near fine, especially considering the thinness of the paper. Edges lightly toned; minor wrinkling in a few places.

      [Bookseller: Eureka Books, ABAA]
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        The Small House at Allington

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1864. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original blindstamped green cloth decorated in gilt; the fifth and penultimate novel in Anthony Trollope's famed series of Barchester novels, originally serialized in The Cornhill Magazine from September 1862 through April 1864, this double decker novel itself havign been published in 1864. The Small House at Allington "...introduces Trollope's favorite heroine, Lily Dale, and his two most admired characters, Plantagenet Palliser and his wife Lady Glencora, later the Duke and Duchess of Omnium. It is generally accepted that the character of Johnny Eames is representative of the young Trollope." [Gerould]. In Volume I of this set, the "7" is lacking from page 70, although it is present in some copies --- which of the two is the earlier state is not known. Also, the sentence running from p. 32 to p. 33 reads "And he had a younger sister who loved him dearly, who had no idea that he was a hobbledehoy, being somewhat of a hobbledehoya herself." In some copies, both words read "hobbledehoy", but it is unknown which is the earlier state. Perhaps Trollope was playfully feminizing the word on purpose. This set is still in the original blindstamped green cloth decorated in gilt and still has the original brown-grey endpapers, with those comprising the pastedowns being imprinted with advertisements. The Volumes have been recased and brown book tape has been applied to the joints for added strength. Within, there is but a little foxing to the leaves and plates. Sadleir notes that The Small House at Allington tends to turn up either in beautiful condition or quite worn. This copy is neither, being in the middle of the two common conditions cited by Sadleir. Copies in their original cloth appear to be growing scarcer to the market. A Very Good copy.

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        Compilation of Over 50 Sheets of Music from 1859 - 1864

      1864. Deluxe. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. Amazing Compilation of Over 50 Sheets of Music from 1859 - 1864. Bound by George Sargeant with beautiful fine binding. Over 50 sheets of music from the Civil War ear. Songs by Stephen Foster. Bound together in one unique compilation! Calf leather spine over marble boards. Tightly bound. Pages are toned over time but still legible. Very good condition.

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        Danes Sketched by Themselves, The

      1864. first edition. Stories by Hans Christian Andersen and Others[BUSHBY, Mrs. Anne, editor and translator]. The Danes Sketched by Themselves. A Series of Popular Stories by the Best Danish Authors. Translated by Mrs. Bushby. In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1864.First English edition of this collection of Danish tales and verse, selected and translated by Mrs. Bushby. Three octavo volumes (7 7/8 x 4 15/16 inches; 200 x 125 mm.). [2, publisher’s advertisements], [6], 312; [4], 303, [1, blank]; [4], 303, [1, blank] pp.Original terra cotta pebble-grain cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spines ruled, decoratively stamped, and lettered in gilt. Original cream-colored endpapers. Some very faint marks on the front covers, where there must once have been library labels, the absolute minimum of rubbing to corners, some minor foxing to top edge. A few leaves poorly opened. Faint ink rule in the lower blank margin of pp. 88, 89, and 92 in Volume II. Otherwise a fine copy.Includes stories and poems by Hans Christian Andersen (“Morten Lange. A Christmas Story” and “The Man from Paradise. A Comic Tale”); Carl Bernhard (“Cousin Carl,” “Aunt Francisca,” “Damon and Pythas,” and “The Bankrupt”); Bernard Severin Ingemann (“The Doomed House,” “The Secret Witness,” “All Souls’ Day,” “The Aged Rabbi. A Jewish Tale,” and “The Death Ship”); Carit Etlar (“Too Old,” “The Shipwrecked Mariner’s Treasure,” and “Twice Sacrificed”); H.P. Holst (“Lisette’s Castles in the Air”), Adam Oehlenschlager (“Death and His Victims”), and others.“Most of the following stories have appeared, from time to time, in the ‘New Monthly Magazine,’ and a few in other periodicals. They are now gathered together, and it is hoped that they may convey a favourable impression of the lighter literature of Denmark,—a country rich in genius, science, and art” (Prefatory note).Not in Sadleir or Wolff.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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        What a Feed I've Had (ink drawing)

      No Binding. Very good. No Binding. A delightful ink drawing by English illustrator, Phil May (1864 - 1903), who made regular contributions to many periodicals, including the Sydney Bulletin, St. Stephens Review, Daily Graphics, and Punch. He also published his own annuals from 1892 - 1905 and supplemented these with additional larger albums. Examples of his work can be found at the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum. May, a short man of slight build, has drawn himself in a wonderfully comic manner, as is typical of his self-portraits. He depicts himself as being enormously fat and smoking a cigar following a meal. The drawing is inscribed by May and reads: "Menu. Savoy Omlette, Cold Beef (plat de jour), Spring Onions (off), Cabbage (pickled)" and is titled "What a Feed I';ve Had." It is also signed by the artist, "Fill May." The drawing has been mounted on a piece of archival board and matted. The bottom right corner of the paper is missing; to make this less evident; the board behind the drawing has been watercolored in light blue to match the color of the paper. There are a few light spots of foxing to the paper. Ink drawing measures 7 x 5 inches. The mat measures 19 x 12.5 inches. ART/050609.

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      Published by E. Dentu, 1864. 1st edition.. Hardback. Very Good. Very good condition with no wrapper. A Terre & En L'air... Memories of the GEANT (giant). (Hot Air Balloon). Modern black half-cloth binding, marbled paper boards. Original paperwrap covers bound in. Small format. Text in French. Lower edges of boards lightly rubbed. Covers nice and bright. A few scattered foxspots else contents clean. A nice example of a scarce item. [S]

      [Bookseller: Stella & Rose's Books]
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        Plantae lignosae imperii Austriaci. Österreichs Holzpflanzen. Eine auf genaue Berücksichtigung der Merkmale der Laubblätter gegründete floristische Bearbeitung aller im österreichischen Kaiserstaate wild wachsenden oder häufig cultivirter Bäume, Sträucher und Halbsträucher.

      Folio. 1640 Blattabdrucke in Naturselbstdruck auf 79 Tafeln, zahlreiche Blattabdrucke im Text sowie 1 Maßstabtafel, XXVIII, 524 S., (1 Bl.) und je 1 Bl. vor S. IX und 429. Halblederband den Zeit mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel. Nissen, BBI 1555; Pritzel 7241; Stafleu/C. 8129. - Einzige Ausgabe des seltenen Werkes über die Laubblätter mit der Anwendung des von Alois Auer (1813-69) erfundenen Naturselbstdruckes. Die Herstellung von Abdrucken nach Naturgegenständen war schon bekannt, Auer gelang jedoch durch die Verwendung der Galvanoplastik die entscheidende Vollendung dieser Technik. Im vorliegenden Werk sind die Blattabdrucke nach einem vereinfachten Verfahren hergestellt. Sie ergeben durch Umdruck auf Zink erzeugte, mit der Buchdruckerpresse gedruckte positive Bilder. Die Taf. 67 und 68 enthalten photographisch verkleinerte Naturdrucke (Vorwort). - Alois Pokorny (1826-86) habilitierte sich in Wien für Pflanzengeographie und war seit 1864 Gymnasialdirektor. - Ohne die Tafel 45. - Vorsatz mit Besitzvermerk von alter Hand. Schönes, kaum fleckiges Exemplar.

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      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1864. First Edition. Original cloth. Contents clean. Spine pleasantly sunned, tips a bit frayed, gilt clear. Near Fine and scarce in this condition. Original purple Z cloth. BAL 20113: 1650 copies printed though Borst A4.1.a states that 1450 copies were printed. True first printing with list of Thoreau's books priced. Catalogue dated April 1864 with last leaf advertising "The Thirteenth Volume." About THE MAINE WOODS, Dave Foreman, Earth-First eco-warrior/author, has written that it is "Thoreau's finest book, far deeper and more important than WALDEN ... on his two trips into the deep Maine wilderness [Thoreau] had the epiphany that enabled him to realize that 'in wildness is the preservation of the world.' MAINE not WALDEN changed American intellectual history.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Chant of the Veterans, A true record of the gallantry of Billy Barlow, Dedicated to the remnant of the 61st N.Y. Vols.

      ?New York: ? 1864 - single sheet broadside printed in 2 colums, folio (305 x 200 mm), browned in places, sometime folded several times with short tears at 2 of the folds, abrasion to printed surface with the loss of a few letters (sense recoverable), sound The record of the 61st New York Volunteers ‘is a long and glorious one and it bravely earned its right to rank among the most gallant organizations of the Union army’ (article on the regiment on the New York State Military Museum, on-line). There was a colonel in the regiment by the name of Barlow, but his first name was Francis. The song consists of 22 4-line stanzas with a 2-line refrain. In the second half mention is made of various other regiments, including the Irish Brigade - ‘For fighting and drinking are their greatest joys’, and one stanza is written in a, one supposes drunken, Irish accent.

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        Mémoires du cardinal consalvi tome premier

      Plon, 1864. in8 Cartonné

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        A Chronicle of England, B.C.55 - A.D.1485. The Designs Engraved and Printed in Colours by Edmund Evans.

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1864. - First Edition. Quarto; pp. [2], viii, 462. Bound in full red straight-grained morocco with a floral gilt roll enclosed within a double gilt-ruled borders and ornamental gilt cornerpieces to boards, spine elegantly gilt-tooled with gilt rules and floral roll between gilt double raised bands; inner dentelles in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With 81 wood-engraved illustrations in text, printed in colour, of medieval history and pageantry. Binding a little dusty and slightly rubbed to extremities, corners bumped. Bookplate to paste down; ownership to first blank. Content clean and bright. A handsome copy in a superb binding of the First Edition of one of the finest examples of Victorian colour printing by the master printer-engraver Edmund Evans. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Goody Two Shoes Paper Doll

      New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1864. Very Good -. 4 leaves with hand-colored clothing and other items, to be cut out; hand-colored figure of Goody Two Shoes on stiffer stock, to be cut out, loose (as issued?); 25 cm. Printed wrapper with color illustration of Goody Two Shoes with a dog, a sheep, and 3 birds on front wrapper; back wrapper has extensive publisher's series lists. Directions and the story of Goody Two Shoes are on the inside of the front and back wrappers. "Electrotyped by Vincent Dill, No. 24 Beekman Street, New York"--at foot of back wrapper. Inscribed on front wrapper: "Presented by Grandma Groff (Catharine Bare Groff) to Miss Margie B. Sheaffer 1877 Easter 1877." No date of publication; McLoughlin Bros. published at 30 Beekman St. from 1864 to 1870. The figure of Goody Two Shoes is signed: Howard del.; Cogger sc. McLoughlin Bros. was the first mass publisher of paper dolls in the United States, but they are rarely found intact. In Very Good- Condition: wrapper starting to separate from each end; wrapper slightly soiled; upper corner of wrapper slightly creased; light foxing throughout; complete and intact; colors are bright.&

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        The Gentleman's House; or, How to Plan English Residences, from the Parsonage to the Palace; with Tables of Accomodation and Cost, and a Series of Selected Plans

      London: John Murray, 1864. Very Good -. xxi, [1], 484 p.: 44 plates of architectural plans (many folded); 23 cm. Original publisher's blue pebble-grain cloth with gilt-stamped spine title and blind-ruled borders on both boards. Dark green endpapers. Wood-engraved title vignette signed Osborne; 19 additional in-text illustrations, and in-text tables. First edition. Includes a history of domestic architecture in England from the 11th century onward, including castles and monasteries, as well as country estates. This influential work on mid-19th-century domestic architecture has been described by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography as "the most lucid and encyclopaedic account available of mid-Victorian domestic planning." Final section includes detailed description of each plate. Very well illustrated. With an invoice indicating that this book was purchased in 1970 by architect Robert L. Raley. In Very Good- Condition: ends of spine are fraying; spine is sunned; cover is lightly rubbed; plate 25 is partially detached, but intact; occasional light soiling; otherwise pages and plates are clean and tight.&

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        Signed Document

      Atlanta, 1864. unbound. War-date document signed with rank by Confederate Brigadier General from Tennessee, who distinguished himself at Chickamauga; later appointed agent of the War Department to compile the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, regarding the defense of Atlanta as Sherman's army approached. Includes provision to impress slaves "if the Negroes cannot be hired." 2 pages, folio, partially printed (hole near top, worn). Atlanta, Georgia. July 5, 1864.

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        City of Worcester Mass

      Boston: D.B. Tarr, 1864. Lithograph with period hand colouring by J. H. Bufford, 18 x 31 3/4 inches. Reps notes that J. B. Bachelder, like Fitz Hugh Lane, drew his subjects from a distant viewpoint. But Bachelder's town views frequently have a realistic documentary quality, and it is not surprising to discover that many of them, including this view of Worcester, were drawn from photographic images. Worcester is shown in the distance from the perspective of a low hill, with elegantly dressed figures in the foreground. Reps, Urban Views and Viewmakers, 1700 (locates just two examples: American Antiquarian Society; Chicago Historical Society.)

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      Chicago: H.M. Higgins, [1864].. 5pp. Folio. Very minor soiling and wear. Vertical fold reinforced with tissue. Very good plus. Sheet music promoting immigration to Idaho. The cover has a woodcut of a Conestoga wagon drawn by four mules. "They say, there is a land, Where crystal waters flow, O'er beds of quarts [sic] and purest gold, Way out in Idaho.... We'll need to pick or spade, No shovel, pan, or hoe, The largest chunks are 'top of ground, Way out in Idaho...." The only copy we find recorded is in the Streeter Sale in 1968. STREETER SALE 3306.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      London Routledge Warne 1864 - 4 volumes, tall thick octavo 9x6 inches. Complete in four volumes with an engraved portrait. HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN CLASSIC FULL LIGHT CALF WITH CONTRASTING RED AND GREEN LEATHER LETTERING LABELS, all edges gilt. Minor spots and minor blemishes to the boards but a good solid and handsome set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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      [London. 1864]. - 16,[2]pp. Folio. String-tied, as issued. A bit tanned, some small chips at the edges. Very good. The Thomas W. Streeter copy, with his pencil notes on the titlepage. This House of Commons working paper is a continuation of their return dated July 10, 1863, on the subject of constructing a telegraph line to British Columbia and the Pacific. The Hudson's Bay Company, unsurprisingly, was intimately involved in the machinations for the building of the line. They had made an agreement with the Canadian government to build the telegraph line from the Red River to the Pacific themselves, but when they failed to do so a group of English bankers proposed to step in and do the job. The papers included herein give much information on the qualities of the land between Lake Superior and British Columbia, and the need for swift communication throughout and across the vast region. Also included is a memorial from the people of the Red River Settlement, discussing their urgent need for the telegraph. STREETER SALE 3436 (this copy). SOLIDAY I:1207. LOWTHER 228.

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        Goody Two Shoes Paper Doll

      New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1864. Very Good -. 4 leaves with hand-colored clothing and other items, to be cut out; hand-colored figure of Goody Two Shoes on stiffer stock, to be cut out, loose (as issued?); 25 cm. Printed wrapper with color illustration of Goody Two Shoes with a dog, a sheep, and 3 birds on front wrapper; back wrapper has extensive publisher's series lists. Directions and the story of Goody Two Shoes are on the inside of the front and back wrappers. "Electrotyped by Vincent Dill, No. 24 Beekman Street, New York"--at foot of back wrapper. Inscribed on front wrapper: "Presented by Grandma Groff (Catharine Bare Groff) to Miss Margie B. Sheaffer 1877 Easter 1877." No date of publication; McLoughlin Bros. published at 30 Beekman St. from 1864 to 1870. The figure of Goody Two Shoes is signed: Howard del.; Cogger sc. McLoughlin Bros. was the first mass publisher of paper dolls in the United States, but they are rarely found intact. In Very Good- Condition: wrapper starting to separate from each end; wrapper slightly soiled; upper corner of wrapper slightly creased; light foxing throughout; complete and intact; colors are bright.

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        A Spring and Summer in Lapland,

      - with notes on the fauna of Luleä Lapmark. London, Groombridge and sons, 1864. 8:o. VIII, 407 pp. Publisher`s cloth. Very skillfully rebacked with the old spine preserved. Also new corners. New endpapers. Owner`s signature on titlepage. 20,5 x 13 cm.[#36350] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Destinées - Poèmes philosophiques.*

      Paris, Michel Lévy frères 1864 - Oeuvres posthumes du Comte Alfred de Vigny. EDITION ORIGINALE. Paris, Michel Lévy frères 1864. Portrait-frontispice. Reliure demi-chagrin grenat de l'époque. Dos à 4 nerfs avec filets à froid. Plats percaline. Rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in-8° (22x14). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Railroad, Township & Distance Map of New England With Adjacent Portions of New York, Canada and New Brunswick. Cover title: G. Woolworth Colton's County & Township Railroad Map of New England Showing every Station &ct

      New York.: G. Woolworth Colton.. 1864.. Hand-colored folded map contained in an embossed folder 6 x 4 inches; publisher and map title in gold letters on the cover. A listing of Colton Maps, Atlases, and Globes is present on the front cover's interior. Unfolded, the map is approximately 38.5 inches by 27.5 inches. A Distance Table is provided outside the map proper; also an inset map (Enlarged Scale) titled Eastern Portion of Massachusetts. There are breaks at several folds of the thin tissue on which the map is printed. There is an oval tan stain in the map's left border, a consequence of the glue which attaches the map to the folder. A thin tan line 1.25 inch in length is present along one of the folds in northern Maine. The date 1864 is printed on the map. Overall, the map is in very good condition--a most attractive and delicately rendered presentation. .

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        Herr Bastiat-Schulze von Delitzsch, der ökonomische Julian oder: Capital und Arbeit.

      Berlin, Reinhold Schlingmann, 1864. - 8vo. X, 269 pp. Original printed wrappers in modern cloth portfolio. First edition, inscribed by the author for the Bavarian politician Karl von Schrenck-Notzing (1806-84). - Lassalle's economic chef c'oeuvre was written in response to the "Capitel zu einem deutschen Arbeiter-Katechismus" by Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch (1808-83). - Author's autogr. dedication signed on wrapper: "Sr. Excellenz, dem Hrn. Minister Baron von Schrenk verehrungsvoll | FL." Schrenck was elected to the Frankfurt National Assembly in 1848, sat in Bavarian Parliament from 1850 to 1859 and again from 1864 to 1866, and served as State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Public Labour from 1859 to 1864. It was in the spring of 1864 that Lassalle was indicted for High Treason. - Perfect, untrimmed copy. Stammhammer I, 126, 10. Andreas A 87. Einaudi 3226. Borst coll. 2911. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Ett år i Sverige. Taflor af Svenska Almogens klädedrägt, lefnadssätt och hemseder, samt de för landets historia märkvärdigaste orter; tecknade af J.G. Sandberg, beskrifne af A. Grafström.

      Stockh.: Frans Svanström 1864. Med 48 farvelitografier. 103 s. + plancher. Nyt smukt priv. hlvldr. rigt dek. med guld på ryggen. Bindet sign. Rigmor Birkedal Kragh. With 48 colourlithographs. Nice modern halfleather richly gilt on spine. (Rigmor Birkedal Kragh).. Early reprint of this "supreme colour-plate book on Swedish peasant costume". Lindberg 60

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        A Monograph of Odontoglossum

      London: L. Reeve & Co., [1864] - 1874. Folio (20 2/8 x 14 4/8 inches). Half title, dedication leaf. 30 hand-colored lithographed plates by Walter Hood Finch with descriptive text (pale waterstain to upper margin of plate 5). Contemporary half green morocco gilt (extremities a bit rubbed). First edition. The greatest work on the genus Odontoglossum orchids with magnificent illustrations by Finch, one of the great botanical artists of the Victorian Era. These plates are among his very best. Though this genus was renowned for its beauty, it was not introduced into Europe until late in the nineteenth century due to the mistaken belief that it required hot humid conditions to be cultivated successfully. In reality these high altitude plants (not found below 2500 feet) thrive in cool temperatures and dry air. They are native to Central and West-South America. The demand for this species was quite high and dealers rushed to corner the market. Bateman tells in his introduction of three independent expeditions to Grenada that sailed on the same ship for the same purpose. "Extremely variable in their markings, there are over three hundred known species of Odontoglossum in Mexico and South America. The genus grows predominantly at high elevations ... Although their introduction into Europe came relatively late, their need for cool temperatures and dry air made them popular with those who had no greenhouse" (The orchid observed). "Fitch (1817-1892), the most prolific of all botanical artists, was a typical product of the Victorian era, able and industrious... [He] was a young apprentice to a firm of Glasgow calico designers when Hooker... first made his acquaintance... In 1841, when Hooker was appointed Director of the Royal Gardens at Kew, he took [Fitch] south with him... Some idea of Fitch's gigantic industry can be gauged from the [f]act that 9960 published drawings by him are recorded" (Blunt).Great Flower Books, p.49; Nissen BBI 88; The Orchid Observed 20; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 343. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department.

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        Results of the Meteorological Observations taken in... Victoria

      Melbourne,: John Ferres,, 1864.. Quarto, coloured frontispiece, plates and charts; a fine copy in contemporary calf, rebacked. An extensive monograph: whilst primarily an overview of the meteorological conditions of the colony of Victoria, the work contains a chapter on meteors, their incidence 'from 1859 to the end of April 1861' along with an extensive statistical analysis of this phenomena. There is also a chapter on the Aurora Australis, or Southern Lights, illustrated by a striking, coloured lithographic frontispiece. This is the Hobill Cole copy.Born in Bavaria in 1849, Neumayer was an important figure in colonial science who was convinced that Australia provided important opportunities for scientific research, who made a study of terrestrial magnetism, conducted a survey of Victoria and worked for many years at the Flagstaff Observatory. He was also the one time colleague of the artist Eugene von GuÈrard.Not in Ferguson.

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      1864. [Thomas Carlyle's own copy] In Three Volumes. London: Chapman & Hall, 1864. Original blind-stamped dark blue cloth. First Edition of Meredith's third novel (following THE ORDEAL OF RICHARD FEVEREL and EVAN HARRINGTON, which in turn followed some verse, "an Arabian entertainment" and "a legend of Cologne"). Meredith worked on this tale for three years, and ultimately had to pay out of pocket for its publication (he had an "in" with Chapman & Hall, as he was employed by them as a reader of submitted manuscripts); C&H's reluctance to publish EMILIA was justified, as it was not printed again until the Collected Edition of 1885 (then re-titled SANDRA BELLONI). Nonetheless Meredith wanted to follow up EMILIA IN ENGLAND with EMILIA IN ITALY -- which he did three years later, with his sequel which was instead titled VITTORIA. ~This set is still in the original blind-stamped dark blue cloth, and is in very good condition (minor wear at the extremities, some of the original endpapers cracked). In our experience this is quite a scarce three-decker; in fact it is the first time we have offered it in our 30+ years in business. Collie V; Sadleir 1693. ~Provenance: Vol I bears the bookplate of Frank J. Hogan (1877-1944), the noted lawyer (for the Dohenys, among others) and book collector (his library was sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries in 1945). All three volumes also bear the earlier bookplate of the Scottish philosopher and writer Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), whose prose was a major influence upon the young Meredith (and upon whom the character "Dr. Shrapnel" is modeled in Meredth's BEAUCHAMP'S CAREER). In his biography of Meredith, Siegfried Sassoon noted: ~I can recognize the influence of Carlyle [upon Meredith] as a potent one. From boyhood Meredith had absorbed his philosophy admiringly, and his [Carlyle's] phraseology is apparent in many passages of THE ORDEAL [OF RICHARD FEVEREL]. Carlyle read it in 1859 and wrote to the publishers, asking about the author. Meredith went to see him and was advised to turn to history as the repository of facts. Nearly fifty years later he [Meredith] described the occasion to a visiting journalist: "I said to him, with all deference, I thought there were greater things in the world than facts. He turned on me and said 'But facts are truth, and truth is facts.' I said, 'No, pardon me; if I may say so, truth I take to be the broad heaven above the petty doings of mankind which we call Facts.' He gave me a smile of pity for my youth, as I suppose, and then he said, 'Ah weel, if ye like to talk in that poetic way, ye may; but ye'll find it in your best interest, young man, to stick to Fahcts.'

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        Planisphere Elementaire et Illustre Indiquant la Description Geographique Des Parties Connues de La Terre, Les Decouvertes Maritimes et Continentales; Les Colonies Europeennes, Les Principaux Parcours Des Paquebots, l'Epoque des Departs. - Engraving

      Paris 1864 - Large original engraved map with some colour. Along the bottom are illustrations of national costumes of the world and mountains of the world. Size 65cm x 89cm. A handsome map.

      [Bookseller: Anah Dunsheath Rare Books ABA ANZAAB]
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        Elemens d"anatomie et de physiologie comparées; dediés aux gens du monde, ou Étude Succincte des ressorts et des phénomènes de la vie chez l"homme et chez les animaux avec de observations philosophiques et morales

      o.O., Selbstvlg. 1864.. 8°. 3 Bll., XV, 549 S. Violetter Maroquin-Bd. auf 5 Bünden mit Gold.- u. Blindpräg. Steh- und Innenkantenvergoldung, Ganzgoldschnitt. Es fehlen die im Text angeführten 7 Tafeln. Die erste Lage etwas gelockert, nur vereinzelt unbedeutend stockfleckig. Der Einband nur an den Rändern leicht berieben, sonst von schöner Erhaltung. vgl.: "Österr. Ärzte um Maximilian von Mexiko" - Österr. Ärztezeitung Nr. 22 (1967). Als Frontisp. eingeklebtes Originalporträtphoto von Samuel Siegfried Karl v. Basch - österr. Patho- u. Physiologe und Begründer der Blutdruckmessung. Prachtvolles Widmungsexpl. des Autors "A SA MAJESTÉ L'EMPEREUR DU MEXIQUE - HOMMAGE RESPECTUEUX DE L'AUTEUR ".

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        Die Thermen von Neuenahr und dessen Umgebungen mit Bezug auf Natur, Kunst und Geschichte., Ein vollständiger Führer für Curgäste.

      Verlag T. Habicht, Bonn o.J. (1864). - X/(2)/180 S. und eine Ansicht von Bad Neuenahr (Stahlstich/Frontispiz), Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, Papier etwas gebräunt, vereinzelt etwas braun-/stockfleckig und leicht knickspurig, der Stahlstich am Rand etwas knapp beschnitten (dadurch etwas Text-, aber kein Abbildungsverlust), [Es handelt sich hier um ein Exemplar, das mit zeitgenössischer Tinte auf dem Titelblatt als "Geschäfts-Exemplar" bezeichnet ist und vermutlich das Handexemplar der Kurverwaltung bzw. der "Actiengesellschaft" war. Erkennbar auch an einigen handschriftlichen zeitgenössischen Ergänzungen in Tinte im Randbereich einiger Seiten; besonders interessant ist ein fünfseitiger tabellarischer handschriftlicher Anhang, der für die Jahre 1864 bis 1893 jeweils Anzahl und Nationalität der Kurgäste auflistet] selten, in dieser Form des ergänzten Handexemplars Unikat, Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 200 Kl.-8°., Halbledereinband der Zeit,

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        Charlotte Corday et les girondins, pièces classées et annotées par M. Charles Vatel (COMPLET DE SES 3 VOLUMES DE TEXTE)

      1864. chez Henri Plon, imprimeur-éditeur à Paris, 1864-1872 grand in 8 (24,5 x 16,5 cm), CCCCXCVI + 876 pages (tomes 1, 2 et 3 avec pagination continue). Reliure de l'époque demi chagrin vieux rouge, dos à nerfs, filets, titres, tomaison et fleurons dorés. Comme indiqué sur la page de titre, cet ouvrage est accompagné normalement d'un album contenant onze portraits gravés d'après les originaux authentiques, des vues et des plans explicatifs des lieux et des fac-simile d'autographes (8 pages, 19 planches et 5 pages de documents en fac similé). Cet appendice (album) rare est ici absent de l'ensemble proposé - Reliures en bon état, sauf petits manques à la coiffe supérieure du tome 3, intérieur en général frais avec quelques rares et pâles rousseurs

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        Railroad, Canal & County Map of Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Adjoining States

      Philadelphia: 1864. Some period color, 26 x 36 inches. Folding into gilt- stamped brown cloth covers. Minor repairs, else very nice. The watershed of the Allegheny River in the "Oil District," Venago County, is marked in red. A reduced version of Melish's map of Pennsylvania, reissued by Barnes in 1849. This reduced version was first published in 1856, apparently without the highlighting of the Allegheny watershed in red. Rumsey lists editions of 1857 and 1865 (3350, 4061).

      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
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        Shakespeare's Works. Comedies, Histories and Tragedies

      Regent St., London, Lionel Booth 1864. , 1864. 4to. Bound in half brown morocco, titles and decoration in gilt to spine with light brown cloth boards, marbled endpapers, gilt to top edge. Facsimile of 1623 original in attractive 'West End' style binding (c 1950's). Owner's bookplate to inside front board. Includes a 3 page collation of the edition of 1623 plus page of advertisements to rear of text. Illustration of Shakespeare to second title page. A handsome copy. Minimal bumping to corners. Clean pages, slightly toned, just an odd mark here and there, small clear text. Near fine.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        HAND BOOK Of The UNITED STATES NAVY: Being a Compilation of All the Principal Events in the History of Every Vessel of The United States Navy. From April, 1861, to May, 1864

      New York:: D. Van Nostrand, 192 Broadway.. 1864.. 12mo. 7-5/8" x 5". 1st edition (Nevins I, 230; Sabin 57742; Seagrave, p. 524). Not in Broadfoot. iv, [5] - 277, [13] pp. 11 pages of publisher adverts follow text. Last leaf blank.. Original publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering to spine & gilt graphic of a ship to front board.. Spine a bit sun darkened. Period pos & label of Samuel W. Very. ("Midn U. S. N. / San Francisco / Aug. 9 1867"). Foxing throughout,. primarily confined to margins. A solid VG copy.. "Osbon a journalist, volunteer clerk and signal officer to Farragut." This volume "a dictionary of material about the Navy to 1864; contains interesting descriptions of technical books in use during the Civil War." [Nevins]. & & Very a Naval Officer of some repute, who was designated a Midshipman 23 February 1863, being promoted to the rank of Ensign in March 1868. He would go on to achieve the rank of Rear Admiral, with one of his final postings in the early 20th C as Commandant, Naval Station Honolulu. While this work is quite common in an institutional setting, it is scarce in the trade, e.g., ABPC & Americana Exchange recording no such instances.

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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      Columbia: Steam-Power Presses of Evans & Cogswell, 1864.. xlvii,[1],159,lix,[1],276pp. 12mo. Modern half morocco and marbled boards. Small old rubberstamp on titlepage and several text leaves, tanned, else very good. A wealth of Confederate General Orders, covering 1862-63, with a few from the period from January to March 1854, recording logistical and ordinance information for the use of officers. "The work is very handsomely executed and we recommend it to the public and to the officers of the army especially, as a most valuable publication" - SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER XXXVI (1864), p.318. An essential volume for any serious Confederate collection. Parrish & Willingham locate forty copies. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 2424. CONFEDERATE HUNDRED 19.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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      1864. With Illustrations by H. K. Browne. London: Chapman & Hall, January 1864 - August 1865. [In twenty monthly serial parts.] Original buff wrappers decorated in blue and red. First Edition, as originally issued in twenty monthly serial parts -- one of only eight Trollope novels that were issued in serial parts. This is the first of Trollope's six "Palliser" novels; Trollope later wrote in his autobiography "That which endears the book to me is the first presentation which I made in it of Plantagenet Palliser, with his wife, Lady Glencora." ~There are 40 plates -- two in each part; the illustrator listed on the front cover of the first eleven wrappers is Hablot K. Browne (who decades earlier had illustrated Dickens books as "Phiz"), but beginning with the eleventh part Browne was replaced, and his name was therefore dropped (one part late). During serialization the novel was also published in book form -- Vol I in October 1864, and Vol II in June 1865; preliminary leaves for these two volumes were provided in Parts X and XX, to assist parts-readers in binding them up into volumes.~All of the parts have their appropriate "Can You Forgive Her? Advertiser" ads at the beginning; Part X has the front ad catalogue properly dated October 1864 (in some copies it is mistakenly dated September 1864). All of the rear ads and inset slips are present, except that in Parts XIV and XV they are slightly variant from what Sadleir lists (also, Part XIX has a preliminary slip not called for by Sadleir). ~This set is in near-fine condition (actually everything except the front wrapper of Part I and the rear wrapper of Part XX is just about fine; those two covers are very good, with some darkening and edge-wear); atypically, there has not been any restoration of the spines with matching paper. In all, this is a highly desirable set of a none-too-common Trollope novel in parts; in our experience this is one of the scarcer (but not the scarcest) Trollope novel in parts. Sadleir (Trollope) 19. Housed in twin morocco-backed slipcases with inner chemises.

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        A Walk across Africa: Or, Domestic Scenes from My Nile Journal

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A very good copy rebound in green cloth covered boards with gilt lettered title piece to spine. Covers and backstrip very firm and square with no snags or splits. Contents sound and tight with no inscriptions or bookplates, but showing a number of pages with a few place note marks (though not excessive); also, a couple of leaves roughly opened (no text affected), some other leaves unopened, scattered foxing on just a few pages, and some old handling and fingers marks at the prelims, mostly just at the half-title. This copy isn't from a library and so there no such stamps or labels. Size: 230mm x 150mm; pagination: [vii]-xviii, 447, [1]: blank, 450-452: Appendix A, [1]: Appendix B, and fold-out map in back inside pocket (which is showing just a few minor partings along a couple of the folds). Note: also includes the very rarely found 41 page publisher's catalogue at the rear. Also note: there's very a small blind stamp at the title-page stating: "With the publishers compliments". An important but relatively scarce work.

      [Bookseller: Prior Books]
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        UVRES COMPLÈTES (complet en 11 volumes)

      1864 - (AVERTISSEMENT ; Les frais d¿envoi internationaux donnés par Abebooks sont erronés veuillez obligatoirement m¿écrire pour connaître les frais d¿envoi réels pour l¿extérieur du Canada AVANT de passer votre commande sinon vous pourriez avoir de très mauvaises surprises). Albi, Gès, Librairie-Éditeur, 1864-1867, reliures demi-cuir, environ 27 X 19.5 cm, environ 600 pages par volume, texte imprimé sur deux colonnes, avec un portrait gravé en frontispice du premier volume. Les reliures sont en très bon état avec un peu d¿usure aux bordures mais très peu aux cuirs. Quelques frottements superficiels ici et là aux papiers marbré avec quelques fois de petits accrocs. Il s'agit cependant d'anciens exemplaires d¿institution avec quelques discrètes marques en début de volumes. Les intérieurs sont en excellent état avec seulement quelques rousseurs occasionnelles en début de volumes, sinon les cahiers sont tous solidement cousus sans cahiers ou pages lâches, pas de soulignements ou annotations au texte. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Complete Works, The

      1864. The People's EditionIRVING, Washington. The Complete Works. [People's Edition]. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1864. Twenty-six small octavo volumes (6 5/16 x 4 inches; 160 x 102 mm). Engraved frontispieces, head-and-tailpieces. 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. 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), supposedly by 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 American adaptations of German folk-tales (including “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”). It was followed by other popular works, including Bracebridge Hall (1822). Joseph Jefferson (1829-1905) was the American actor who became identified with Rip Van Winkle.

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        The Traveller's Guide to the Hudson River, Saratoga Springs, Lake George, Falls of Niagara and Thousand Islands; Montral, Quebec, and the Saguenay River; Also, to the Green and White Mountains, and Other Parts of New England

      The "American News Company" New York: The "American News Company", 1864. Red cloth with gilt to front board. Illustrated throughout with engraved plates, some printed on special paper with tissue guards. Book is slightly cocked, with some light wear to the cloth at the outer extremities; hinges just starting but binding is sound. Unfortunately lacking the folding map from the rear of the book.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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        Benedict Arnold & Horatio Seymour! Their Identity of Views. Who is to be President of the United States?

      Broadside, 10x12. Some minor aging and foxing, some creases or bends, but not significant; very good. This is an anti-copperhead political broadside that compares the New York governor, Horatio Seymour, to the notorious Benedict Arnold, because of his attacks on President Lincoln. The poster likens Seymour's charges, which are presented point by point, to those leveled against Washington by Arnold. The author suggests that the Copperhead dissidents will suffer the same fate as the Tories. Dated September 19, 1864, this broadside is considered a Lincoln re-election poster, and because of the content, one of the more interesting items of this election Seems to be rather scare, as OCLC locates only a couple of copies. OCLC

      [Bookseller: Nicholas D. Riccio Rare Books & Prints]
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        Early English Alliterative Poems, in the West-Midland Dialect of the Fourteenth Century

      London: Published for the Early English Text Society by Trubner & Co, 1864. First edition. Original publisher's blue printed wrappers (a bit toned), collating: 4, xxxix, [1], 216, complete. Spine repaired, some chips missing but no new paper added, and original title and publisher text intact. Otherwise an attractive survivor of this fragile and important book. & & First complete publication of "Pearl," "Cleanness," and "Patience" by the same anonymous author as "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." The presence of the works in M.S. Cott. Nero A.x was first acknowledged by Richard Price, editor of the second edition of Warton's "History of English Poetry," but only a few lines were translated and published. These three alliterative poems, and particularly "Pearl," possess a purity, tragedy and lyrical beauty equal to any other surviving pieces from the period (all alliteration aside). "[T]he unknown author is the one genius of the age whose poetry of itself has power to interest us, and who stands between Cynewulf and Chaucer as a worthy follower of the one and forerunner of the other." (Long, "English Literature").

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        Panorama of the Seat of War. Birds Eye View Of Virginia, Maryland Delaware And The District Of Columbia

      New York, 1864. No Binding. Near Fine. 21 x 28 inches. Chromolithograph; one mend in text area, else excellent condition. A work of ingenious design that blurs the distinction between map and view. Its perspective is from much too high a vantage point to be considered a bird's-eye view; it is, in fact, more satellite height in its perspective. Yet the work is too figurative to be strictly speaking a map. It is thus a unique hybrid of the two. (It is known that the Civil War saw the first extensive use of balloons in mapping, which may have suggested to Bachmann the use of this aerial perspective.) The work brings to life one of the key theatres of the Civil War at the height of the struggle, and because of its unique perspective, it illuminates certain geographical factors that played an important role in the War. One is the importance of the Union blockade of the Chesapeake Bay, shown in operation in the view. The blockade prevented the re-supplying of several key Southern cities via waterways connected to the bay. Another point made clear by the view was the vulnerable position of Washington, DC due to its proximity to several Southern strongholds. Considering the scale of the view, a remarkable amount of detail is included, such as representations of several cities: Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Petersburg, Richmond, Frederickburg, and others. The forts along the Chesapeake Bay and the road system of the entire area are also shown.

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        Proceedings of the Court of Inquiry, Relative to the Fall of New Orleans, Published By an Order of Congress

      Richmond, Virginia: R. M. Smith, 1864. Once bound in a volume. Complete. Clean and supple pages. Some toning. Slight slant with some remnants of binding leather along the spine. Considerable detail with full transcript of the Confederate inquiry into the loss of New Orleans to Union Forces led by Admiral Farragut and General Butler. Includes Lovell's 1862 "Report of the Bombardment of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, and the Fall of New Orleans." Identified by Parrish & Willingham as Confederate Imprint #2335. Quite scarce.. Pamphlet. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        The Register of Persons Entitled to Vote in the Election of a Member to Serve in Parliament for the Borough of Wakefield in the West Riding of the County of York, at any election which may take place between the last day of November, 1864, and the first day of December, 1865, Arranged and Numbered by James Witham, the Town Clerk of the Said Borough, from the lists delivered to him by William Gray, Esquire, the Barrister appointed to revise the list of voters in the several townships within the said Borough.

      Wakefield: printed by Micklethwaite, Printer, Journal and Examiner Office, 1864. - 4to. pp. 28 [printed on one side only; plus 50 [blank]. Sumptuously bound by Hicks and Allen in full straight grained morocco, ornately decorated in gilt on spine, front and rear covers; all edges ornately chased in gilt. Some light rubbing but generally a very attractive copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        A Chronicle of England, B.C.55 - A.D.1485. The Designs Engraved and Printed in Colours by Edmund Evans

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1864., 1864. First Edition. Quarto; pp. [2], viii, 462. Bound in full red straight-grained morocco with a floral gilt roll enclosed within a double gilt-ruled borders and ornamental gilt cornerpieces to boards, spine elegantly gilt-tooled with gilt rules and floral roll between gilt double raised bands; inner dentelles in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With 81 wood-engraved illustrations in text, printed in colour, of medieval history and pageantry. Binding a little dusty and slightly rubbed to extremities, corners bumped. Bookplate to paste down; ownership to first blank. Content clean and bright. A handsome copy in a superb binding of the First Edition of one of the finest examples of Victorian colour printing by the master printer-engraver Edmund Evans.

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      London: Longman, Green, 1864. First Edition. Hardcover. Minor edgewear, joints rubbed, internally clean. Overall Very Good. Edmund Evans. Quarto, bound in 3/4 morocco leather, all edges gilt; viii, 462 pages. The designs were engraved and printed by Edmund Evans. According to Ruari McLean in his preface to Evans's REMINISCENCES, this is "probably the largest single book printed by Evans, with 81 illustrations printed in nine or ten exquisitely bright colors. It is said to be the last book printed by Evans on a hand press.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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