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        The History of Discovery in Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand, from the earliest date to the present day

      London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1865. Two volumes, octavo, three folding maps; an excellent set in publishers blind stamped green cloth with gilt lettering, chalk endpapers, advertisements bound at rear. An uncommonly fresh copy: first edition of one of the earliest and best histories of exploration and discovery in Australasia by a noted writer and the father of A.W. Howitt, the explorer who discovered the remains of Burke and Wills. Ferguson mentions two maps Australia and New Zealand, not the third of Van Dieman's Land. From the collection of Robert Edwards. Ferguson, 10622.

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      New York. 1865.. 46pp. Modern mottled leather, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Bookplate on front pastedown. Minor soiling. Very good. A scarce work on Baja California. "Jacob Primer Leese was a Santa Fe trader who settled in San Francisco in 1836 and engaged in the hide and tallow trade with Yankee ships. He married a sister of General Vallejo and became very wealthy. In 1863, Leese and other promoters founded the Mexican Mining and Colonization Company and obtained a land grant from the Mexican government of some 46,800 square miles between the 24th and 31st parallels of latitude in Baja California. They failed to meet their obligations, however, and the grant was transferred to another party in 1866. This outline was written 'in the interest of the Mexican Mining and Colonization Company.' In addition to details on the grant, it provides material on the discovery, early settlements, missions, minerals, and pearl fisheries of Baja California" - Hill. BARRETT 1460. HILL 998. SABIN 39834.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Gazette des Beaux-Arts Tome XVII 7e année - Du 1er juillet 1865 au 1er dé EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 1865. Fine. Gazette des Beaux-Arts, Paris 1865, 18,5x28cm, relié. - first edition. Bound in red half shagreen, damaged caps, plates stained, lacks minor back with four nerves with a gold decoration, Publisher's binding. Contributions of Paul Mantz, Champfleury, Charles White, Philippe Burty, Alfred Darcel, Albert Jacquemart and Paul Cheron including; beautiful lithograph by Eugène Delacroix (see photo) .Revue illustrated with numerous full-page prints in black and white, as well as a board dépliante.La Gazette des Beaux-Arts is a French art magazine, founded in 1859 by Édouard Houssaye, with editor Charles White; it will disappear in 2002.Elle is for nearly a hundred and fifty years a world class art history. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Édition originale. Reliure en demi chagrin rouge, coiffes abîmées, plats tachés, manques sans gravité, dos à quatre nerfs orné d'un décor doré, reliure d'éditeur. Contributions de Paul Mantz, Champfleury, Charles Blanc, Philippe Burty, Alfred Darcel, Albert Jacquemart et Paul Chéron notamment ; belle lithographie d'Eugène Delacroix (voir photo). Revue illustrée de nombreuses gravures hors-texte en noir et blanc, ainsi que d'une planche dépliante. La Gazette des beaux-arts est une revue d'art française, fondée en 1859 par Édouard Houssaye, avec pour rédacteur en chef Charles Blanc ; elle disparaîtra en 2002. Elle est pendant près de cent cinquante ans une référence mondiale en histoire de l'art.

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        Cape Cod

      Ticknor and Fields,, Boston: 1865 - First printing. Fine in a recent, professionally rebound full leather (calf) binding with five raised bands on the spine and a gilt on red leather spine label in one of the compartments. The end sheets are an attractive marbled paper. A 12mo measuring 7" by 4 1/2" with no prior ownership markings of any kind. Without a dust jacket. 252 pages of text. The publisher's ads at the end of the text are not present. The first printing of this title included only 2,000 copies. A very tight, clean and handsome copy in a very attractive full leather binding. (Allen, p. 19; Borst, A5, 1a.; BAL 20115) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoires grotesques et sérieuses EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Michel Lévy, 1865. Fine. Michel Lévy, Paris 1865, 11x18cm, relié. - First edition of the French translation by Charles Baudelaire and why he did not come from large papers. Binding eggplant half calf, spine past five bands set with ornate golden croisilllons caisson to the grotesque, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, contemporary binding. Virtually free copy pleasant freckles. Original in elegant contemporary-binding, which is rare because most copies were modestly related to the contemporary. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Charles Baudelaire et pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi veau aubergine, dos passé à cinq nerfs sertis de croisilllons dorés richement orné de caissons à la grotesque, plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, reliure de l'époque. Agréable exemplaire quasi exempt de rousseur. Exemplaire établi dans une élégante reliure d'époque, ce qui est rare, car la plupart des exemplaires ont été modestement reliés à l'époque.

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        Ten Years in Sweden, Being a Description of the Landscape, Climate, Domestic Life, Forests, Mines, Agriculture, Field Sports, and Fauna of Scandinavia. By ''An Old Bushman''.

      London; Groombridge and Sons, 1865. First edition. 23x15,5 cm. xvi, 592 pp. + publisher's catalogue (8 pp.). Publisher's cloth with gilt lettering. Extremities are a bit worn, there are two tears on the cloth at rear folding and a small hole in the cloth on spine. There are a few light stains on spine and front board. The top edge is a bit dusty. Pp. 5/6 has a tear in outer margin and there are a few short tears in top margin on pp. 13/14. Around ten leaves are slightly chipped in margins. There are a few scattered light stains. Wheelwright (1815-1865), English naturalist and hunter, who travelled and even settled in Sweden, in the province of Värmland, where he was active as a hunter and dealer in natural-history objects. The book is divided into five chapters, of which the first two contains a general account of the country, the third deals with agriculture, the fourth is devoted to field sports and fishing; the last chapter is called ''A List of Every Animal Found in Scandinavia, Finland, and Denmark, Scientifically Arranged with a Short Description of Each'' and contains also descriptions of birds of Greenland and Spitzbergen. Bring, Itineraria Svecana 819

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        History of the Indian Tribes of North America Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs

      Philadelphia: By Rice, Butter & CO, 1865 7.25 by 10.75 inch size, Morocco Leather Bound, Gold Gilt spine & Edges.One Hundred and Twenty Portraits from the Indian Gallery. Plus one Picture of Hunting the Buffalo.

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      Washington, D.C. May 29, 1865.. [2],4pp. Folio. Single folio leaf tipped onto a single folded folio sheet. Minimal edge sunning, else fine. A fine copy of the official government printing of various amnesty proclamations issued by Presidents Lincoln and Johnson during and just after the Civil War. The first page is a form circular from Secretary of State, William H. Seward, giving rules and regulations for administering and recording the amnesty oath, issued on May 29, 1865. Appended are copies of President Johnson's Amnesty Proclamation of the same date, and President Lincoln's proclamations of amnesty and pardon, dated Dec. 8, 1863 and March 26, 1864. Johnson issued his amnesty proclamation for the benefit of those in the Confederacy who had not availed themselves of Lincoln's earlier announcements. "There are eleven classes of people not included in Johnson?'s amnesty, beginning with 'civil & diplomatic officers or otherwise domestic or foreign agents of the pretended Confederate government'" - Goodspeed. Seward's circular and the proclamations are sometimes each found separately, but are rarely found together. A rare and highly important item, with only three copies in OCLC, at the Lincoln Presidential Library, the Allen County Public Library, and the Lincoln Museum. Not in Monaghan. GOODSPEED 524:106 (without the Seward circular). OCLC 62879317.

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        Histoires grotesques et sérieuses EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris: Michel Lévy frères, 1865. Fine. Michel Lévy frères, Paris 1865, 11x18cm, relié. - First edition of the translation by Charles Baudelaire and of wich no leading copies exists. Binding half black shagreen, back with four nerves set with blind fillets and decorated with gilded florets, marbled paper plates, small rips on the cuts, contemporary binding. A clear wetting headless severity of the first leaf. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction établie par Charles Baudelaire et pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi chagrin noir, dos à quatre nerfs sertis de filets à froid et orné de fleurons dorés, plats de papier marbré, petits accrocs sur les coupes, reliure de l'époque. Une claire mouillure sans gravité en tête des premiers feuillets, rares rousseurs.

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      Paris: Librairie du Petit Journal, 1865. Fine. Librairie du Petit Journal, Paris 1865, 12x18,5cm, relié. - First Edition. Bound in half burgundy morocco corners, smooth back with a gold cartridge embellished with golden arabesques, date and place golden tail, wheels Cold caps, gilt frame on flat marbled paper, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, two corners lightly bumped, two small nicks on the edges without gravity, wrappers preserved and bound in, writing with a pen on the first and last guard binding, top edge gilt. Signed autograph from the author on a slip. Some minor foxing.   --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliure en demi maroquin bordeaux à coins, dos lisse orné d'un cartouche doré agrémenté d'arabesques dorées, date et lieu dorés en queue, roulettes à froid sur les coiffes, encadrement de filets dorés sur les plats de papier marbré, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, deux coins légèrement émoussés, deux petits accrocs sans gravité sur les tranches, couvertures conservées, inscription au stylo bille sur la première et dernière gardes de la reliure, tête dorée. Envoi autographe signé de Alexandre Dumas sur un feuillet. Quelques petites rousseurs.  

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        The Bell Post. A Tale of the early days of Geelong, at Port Phillip in Australia. Dedicated to Miss D.

      Middle Hill Press 1865 - Small pamphlet, drop title, 4 pp., tinted paper stock, fine. Very scarce poem of Australian interest printed for the Middle Hill Press, a private folly of the legendary English collector Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872).The poem describes a waterfall said to be about 4 miles from Adelaide (that is, Waterfall Gully) and is a rather evocative depiction of the native trees that surround the waterfall by moonlight. It is signed Abeona Belina Phillipps, Adelaide 1864. Not much is known about Abeona Phillipps (said in a footnote to have been so named 'from the Ship her Father, & Mother went out in, to Australia'). The Abeona did arrive in Adelaide from Port Lincoln in March 1839 with a "Phillipson" on board - presumably, therefore, "Phillipps" is a simple error, confusing the printer with the author. No other work by Abeona Phillipps seems to be recorded.Born into a considerable inheritance, Sir Thomas Phillipps was a true bibliomaniac who not only collected voraciously, but also took to printing interesting snippets at his own Middle Hill Press. not in Ferguson; not in Morris Miller. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Our Mutual Friend. With Illustrations by Marcus Stone

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1865., 1865. First Edition. 2 volumes, octavo, pp.[i]-xii, 320, [36, publisher's ads]; [viii], 309, [1, publisher's imprint], [1, blank], [4, publisher's ads]. With forty engraved plates. Original purple-brown sand-grain cloth, blind-stamped covers, gilt to spine, coated yellow endpapers. Bindings rubbed in places, some soiling, spine ends worn, volume one neatly recased. A presentable set, housed in a leather-spined clamshell box. 'Our Mutual Friend,' written in the years 1864–65, is the last completed novel written by Charles Dickens, and concerns money, and what money can make of life. Preceding Dickens' final crime-based work 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood', this novel also features elements of intrigue and suspense; John Harmon, a wealthy young heir, is supposed drowned and in a case of mistaken identity his fortune is passed to Boffin, a former servant of his father. John must infiltrate the Boffin household and gain their trust and friendship in order to regain his fortune. Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962).

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      Francesco Pagnoni 1865 3 voll. in folio, legature coeve in mezza pelle rossa con tit. e decor. Ino oro ai dorsi (lievi difetti alle cerniere e tracce d'usura), pp. CXXX, 614,(2); 726,(2); 736 con 55 belle tavv. Inc. da Giuseppe Gandini (su dis. di Federigo Faruffini e Carlo Barbieri), buon es., completo, con normali segni del tempo.

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        Geological Survey of California. Geology. Volume I. Report of Progress and Synopsis of the Field-Work, From 1860 to 1864

      Published by Authority of the Legislature of California (Caxton Press of Sherman and Co.), Philadelphia 1865 - xxvii, 498 pp. Illus. with 9 plates and 81 further wood engravings in text. The second of the survey's reports. "It contains the first extensive description of the High Sierra to be published, and establishes the definition, 'that portion of this great chain which lies above the metalliferous belt just described, forming the crest of the range, and the water-shed between the streams flowing west to the Pacific Ocean and those which find their way eastward into the Great Basin, or some subordinate one, where they are lost by evaporation'. The woodcuts were derived from sketches made by Whitney and Hoffmann and by photographs from Yosemite by Watkins. The second volume, a rather slender affair, did not appear until 1882. Complete with all plates, with the frontispiece labeled plate VII. Provenance: From the library of the great collector of exploration literature, Kenneth E. Hill, with his bookplate. Sabin 10007. Farquhar 6. A very good or better copy, front board scuffed at bottom edge, faint scattered foxing, bookplate on front pastedown. Later full sprinkled tan calf, five raised bands, red morocco lettering pieces, gilt title and rules, marble endpapers [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Der Krieg mit dem Süden. Umfassende Schilderung des Ursprungs und Verlaufs der Rebellion, nebst biographischen Skizzen der sehr gutsten Staatsmänner, Generale u.s.w. (Band 1 und Band 2 cplt.)

      New York Virtue und Yorston 1 Auflage dieser Ausgabe Seiten 1-640; 641-1361 29 cm Handeinband Halbleder fadengeheftet mit Goldschnitt rundum Lederecken mit Prägung der beiden Namen des einstigen Besitzerehepaars Philipp und Mary Hufnagel 1865 - [Nach dem Englischen des Robert Tomes. Fortgeführt von Anfang des Jahres 1864 bis zum Schluss des Krieges von Benjamin G. Smith. Illustrirt mit prachtvollen und sorgfältig ausgearbeiteten Stahlstichen nach eigens für dieses Werk von F. C. O. Darley und anderen ausgezeichneten amerikanischen Künstlern angefertigten Zeichnungen, mit Tafeln, Portraits und Karten], in beiden Bänden ist jeweils auch das englischsprachige Titelblatt mit eingebunden, die Lederanteile des Einbands sind am Rücken beschädigt (buchbinderisch wieder behebbar), die Kanten sind berieben, hier ist der Leinenbezug strapaziert und teilweise abgeschabt. Zu den Vorbesitzern: Philipp Hufnagel war ein Architekt, der vorwiegend in Offenbach am Main tätig war. Eine von Philipp Hufnagel entworfene Villa im Offenbacher Westend wurde im Jahr 2009 wieder hergerichtet 6000 gr.

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      Rochester, NY: D.M. Dewey, 1865. Rebacked in black leather, lettered in gilt. Previous owner's name in gilt on front cover. Circular brown stain measuring 1" in same area of cover. New endpapers. Color-illustrated title-page missing a 2" x 3" piece upper right corner. The title-page has been mounted on a paper backing. A facsimile of the entire page is laid-in. A catalogue dated 1865-5 is mounted at the rear of the book missing upper right corner listing over 800 varieties and 200 new colored plates. The book contains a total of 96 full-page hand-colored plates. Pages measure 11" x 8 1/12". All are titled at the bottom and are signed in the plate "D.W. Dewey's Series of Fruits, Flowers, and Ornamental Trees. Rochester, NY." Some peripheral soiling of several plates, many of the plates show only minimal staining. Most have a price in pencil at the bottom of the plate (how Dewey sold them individually). Eleven plates show some smearing of the color, several suggesting that the smearing might have occurred before the original paint had dried. (See photo). These nurserymen's plates wre an American invention. Rochester, NY, was the center of horticultural design in the mid to late 19th century. Dellon Marcus Dewey was the most prolific publisher of these plates, having accumulated around 3000 by the time of his retirement in 1888. Professional artists created the designs, and then Dewey hired young women and girls to paint in the colors. Nurserymen then could select individual plates representing their specific plants or purchase an entire specimen book to show prospective customers. We have found one copy with 103 plates which sold in 1999, another sold with 57 plates. No two specimen books had the same number of plates. This copy is a very early one. Some historical information obtained from University of Rochester Bulletin, Volume 35, 1982.. First Edition. Blue Stippled Cloth. Moderate Cover Wear/No Jacket. Quarto.

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        The Flag of America Shall Never Grow Dim, Nor One Star be Obliterated from its Bright Galaxy! Maj. Gen. Hancock's First Army Corps of Veterans. A splendid opportunity to form a grand national guard, to vindicate the national honor, in defiance of all the enemies of the institutions of America. Recruiting office, "Berry's Marquee," 106 S. Sixth Street. . Veterans, to the front! . Application may be made, personally or by letter, to Benjamin Franklin, Chief of Detective Police, Mayor's Office, Philadelphia

      n.p., Philadelphia 1865 - Three illustrations show an artillery man before a canon, a sailor, and a mounted cavalryman. A recruitment broadside for Winfield Scott Hancock's First Army Corps of Veterans by Philadelphia Chief of Detective Police, Benjamin Franklin. On the 28th of November, 1864, an order was issued by the War Department for raising and organizing twenty thousand infantry under command of Major General Winfield S. Hancock, to be enlisted for not less than one year. The privates were to consist only of able-bodied veterans who had served honorably, not less than two years, and therefore not subject to the draft; the officers to be commissioned by the President from those who had honorably served not less than two years. Shows the multiple bounties paid for varying terms of enlistment. Quite uncommon. OCLC locates only two copies: Lib. Co. Phila. & Lib. Congress. A very good copy, small cellotape repair at fold, minor wear at extremities, small crease. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Pre-historic times, as illustrated by ancient remains, and the manners and customs of modern savages

      London: Williams and Norgate, 1865. Lubbock, John (1834?"1913). Pre-historic times, as illustrated by ancient remains, and the manners and customs of modern savages. xxiii, 512pp. Lithographed frontispiece and 3 plates (1 colored), wood-engraved text illustrations. London: Williams and Norgate, 1865. 215 x 138 mm. Half calf gilt, marbled boards ca. 1865, marbled edges, light shelfwear. Fine copy. Armorial bookplate of British politician Thomas Sebastian Bazley (1829-1919). First Edition of Lubbock?s best-known work, which introduced the terms ?Paleolithic? and ?Neolithic? to distinguish between the earlier and later Stone Age periods. A banker by profession (he enacted the British Bank Holidays Act of 1871), Lubbock made his name in scientific circles as an anthropologist and archeologist. He became interested in human prehistory after visiting Boucher de Perthes in April 1860, and in the spring of 1861 he visited Denmark with his friend George Busk, where he learned of the division of early cultures into the ages of stone, bronze, and iron. After delivering a series of lectures at the Royal Institution on ?The Antiquity of Man? in the summer of 1864, Lubbock organized his material into a book that addressed not only the topic of human antiquity but also the larger issues of the lives and cultures of people in the Stone Age. In contrast to some of the other early researchers in these fields who focused on the geology of the prehistoric sites or on the tools found in them, Lubbock studied the artifacts of Stone Age cultures in order to shed light on their function, as part of an overall attempt to reconstruct what life might have been like in the Stone Age. In order to gain further insight into life in prehistoric times he also studied a wide variety of non-western peoples, some of whose lives and cultures appeared to him to provide strong analogues to life during the Stone Age. Pre-Historic Times remained a standard work for over 50 years, with the seventh and final edition appearing just after Lubbock?s death in 1913.

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        An Excursion in the Peloponnesus in the Year 1858

      London: Day & Son, Limited, 1865. 1st ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 2 vols. frontises, double-page map, 22 plates (2 folding), xii, (2), 314, 343p. Original blind stamped cloth. 25cm. Extremities rubbed (some fraying). Backstrip frayed at ends and faded. Front joint of Vol. II splitting at bottom. Former owner's name crossed out on endpapers. Title-leaf in Vol. I partially detached at bottom. Wyse was an Irish Catholic landowner and politician who served as British Ambassador to Greece in 1849-1862. The tour described in this book was undertaken to gather information for a "Financial Commission to Inquire into the Resources of Greece." This book was edited after the author's death by his niece Winifrede M. Wyse.

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        The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. With Engravings on Wood from Designs of Fra Angelico, Pietro Perugino, Francesco Francia, Lorenzo Di Credi, Fra Barolommeo, Titian, Raphael, Gaudenzio Ferrari, Daniel Di Volterra, and others.,

      London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green,, 1865 - XVI, 540 pp. Frontispiece, 59 single-page illustrations, and marginal ornaments, initial letters and medallions, all engraved on wood by W.T. Green, J. Cooper, J.L. Williams, R.C. West, T. Williams, W. Linton, Messrs. Dalziel, A. Williams, W. Measom, F. Anderson, J. Thompson, and H. Shaw. Contemporary binding by Riviere (signed in gilt on the front turn-in) of dark green morocco, the covers with a border composed of a gilt and blind fillets and a gilt arabesque roll, mitred to a gilt and blind fillet panel, with gilt flowers between and blind arabesque cornerpieces and at the centre a gilt circular ornamental block. The spine divided into six panels, with gilt and blind compartments, lettered in the second panel, the others with a gilt centre tool, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with gilt fillets, plain white endleaves, a.e.g. Binding a little rubbed, corner bumped, upper joint cracket, otherwise a good copy. Sprache: en Gewicht in Gramm: 1550 4° (ca. 25 x 20 cm), Ledereinband

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        Wald-Mägdelein" originales Ölgemälde auf Leinwand ca.46,5x32cm; rechts unten signiert; um 1865

      - Das Gemälde wurde fachmännisch doubliert, d.h. neu auf Leinwand aufgezogen. Maße im farblich abgestimmten Rahmen 51x37cm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      DIDIER ET CIE 1865 - R240093801: 410 pages + 355 pages - tampon + étiquette collée sur le 1er plat - étiquette collée sur les coiffes - quelques cartes en noir et blanc hors texte dont quelques unes dépliantes - quelques illustrations en noir et blanc dans et hors texte - tampon + petite annotation sur la page de faux titre - plats légèrement salis - 7 photos disponibles. Sommaire : alexandrie - le caire - le musée de boulaq - sakkarah - ghizeh - ramleh - jaffa - herodium - amman - jéricho - jérusalem - fouilles du tombeau des rois - fouilles du théatre - eaux de jérusalem - djénin - départ pour beyrouth - bent el djebel etc. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 270-Histoire et géographie de l'Eglise [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Nautischer Atlas fur den Gebrauch der Bremer Steuermannsschule. German nautical atlas for the use of Bremen "helmsman's" school with Stieler Hand Atlas maps.

      Justus Perthes, Ca 1865, Gotha: - Early nautical school atlas for use in the Bremen, Germany maritime school, for sale at J. G. Heyse's Buchhandlung (Bookstore) in Bremen. A commentary inside the front panel, titled "Bemerkungen zu der allgemeinen weltkarte in mercator's projection", which concludes with the date "Gotha, 26. Nov. 1859". Publisher advertisement below, "Verlag von Justus Perthes in Gotha. This is a compilation of maps by Adolf Stieler and Hermann Berghaus, which includes: north and southern hemisphere star maps: Der Sudliche Gestirnte Himmel (Bar) & Der Nordliche Gestirnte Himmel (Stieler). Also, 4 Welt-Karte by Berghaus. The Stieler maps include the East Indies "Die Ostindischen Inseln (1865); Australien und Polynesien (1863); Australien (1865); West-Indien und Central-Amerika (1868); Europa (1868); West-Australien and Neu Seeland (1864); and Die Meerenge von Gibraltar (1868). The Atlas contains 20 maps in all, including a Pre- Federation map of Australia, with inset 'Sydney und Port Jackson', showing the upper part of South Australia marked "provisorisch unter verwaltung von sud australien" (provisionally managed by South Australia). This map of Australia with Gotha, Justus Perthes, 1865 printed in bottom margin. A second map of Australia includes Western Australia, an inset of Tasmania, New Zealand, and an inset "Der Isthmus von Auckland"; in the bottom margin, "Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1864". Maps from Stieler's Hand Atlas, edited by Hermann Berghaus.Someone has used the Welt-Kartes to track 3 voyages from Europe to the east coast of America and down the coast to South America (Berghaus Welt-Karte No. 1, in which 8 routes are neatly marked in different colors crossing the Atlantic between western Europe and North and Central America; with pencil notations below, and the date Febry 16th '76). Folio, not paginated. Quarter black cloth with green marbled boards, title on paper label at front board, no title at spine. This book has been to sea; the spine is quite rubbed with loss. Boards and spine quite rubbed, the title label worn and marked. Internally, inner hinge starting, but holding. An occasional faint watermark in margins. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Wunderbare Bilderbuch. Ein Festgeschenk voll komischer Sachen, zum Staunen und Lachen fr heitere Kinder.

      Stuttgart Verlag Julius Hoffmann (ca ); 1865 - 2. Aufl.; ca 29x22 cm; 13 Bl„tter mit 12 kolorierten lith. Tafeln mit aufklappbaren Segmenten nach Originalzeichnungen von W. von Breitschwert; farbig illustr. Originalhalbleinwandeinband (Einband geringfgig berieben und bestoáen, Buchblock unauff„llig und fachm„nnische mit kleinen Reparaturen neu eingeh„ngt [in frherer Zeit, wohl um 1910], Seiten teils geringfgig fleckig, einige Klappsegmente mit Knickfalten; insgesamt gutes, komplettes Exemplar) Seltenes und frhes Klappbilderbuch, bei dem ein Teil des Bildes hochgeklappt wird und so ein neues, oft einen moralischen Inhalt erkl„rendes Bild entsteht. 0,000 gr.

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        A DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT BIBLE, 1539, AND THE SIX EDITIONS OF CRANMER'S BIBLE 1540 AND 1541, printed by Grafton and Whitchurch:

      London, Willis and Sotheran, 1865.also of the editions, in large folio, of the authorized version of the Holy Scriptures, printed in the years 1611, 1613, 1617, 1634, 1640... Illustrated with titles, and with passages from the editions, the genealogies, and the maps, copied in facsimile; also with an identification of every leaf of the first seven, and of many leaves of the other editions; on fifty - one plates. Together with an ORIGINAL LEAF of each of the editions described, PLUS AN EXTRA ORIGINAL LEAF OF THE SECOND TITLE PAGE OF THE GREAT BIBLE, this title page is illustrated in the book, illustration ll No. 4, 1540, printed in red and black, the page has had the margins trimmed off and has been laid down on thicker paper, see image attached to listing. FIRST EDITION 1865. Folio, approximately 420 x 275 mm, 16½ x 11 inches, title page vignette of Bishop Cranmer, small vignette of Cotham Tower on verso dedication page, decorated initials, pictorial headpieces, pages: viii, 41, (3), 51 numbered plates, 2 tables (1 folded) and 14 original leaves from the Bibles described, bound in 19th century quarter leather over marbled boards, 4 gilt rules, a single small gilt ornament and gilt lettering, marbled endpapers. Just slightly rubbed at head and tail of spine, corners worn with slight loss of marbled paper, closed tear to lower inner corner of folding table, contents very clean and bright, binding tight and firm. A very good copy. Plate 1 is a full size reproduction in red and black of the splendid pictorial title page of the Great Byble of 1539, recto and verso, Plate 34 is a reproduction of the pictorial title to the first edition of the Authorised King James Version of 1611, both with tissue guards, the rest of plates consist, with several images per page printed red and black, of comparisons between various features of the Bibles described: engravings, ornaments, initials, headpieces, headers, Kalendars, title pages, genealogies, textual differences, etc. The 14 original leaves each have a small label pasted in the lower margin printed with the date of the Bible it is from, starting with 1539, Numbers; April 1540 St. Luke; July 1540 Judges; November 1540 Numbers; May 1541 Ezechiel; November 1541 Numbers; December 1541 Salomon; 1st issue 1611 Psalmes; 2nd issue 1611 Psalmes; 2nd issue reprints 1611 Psalmes; 1613 Job; 1617 Psalmes; 1634 Psalmes; 1640 Ezekiel. First leaf trimmed at the top with loss of part of heading, otherwise all 14 original leaves in very good state. "Most copies (of the Great Bibles of 1539 - 41) appear to be mixed; doubtless, many copies were originally issued in this state. The problem is further complicated by the fact that certain leaves of some editions were reprinted, apparently because the supply of these particular leaves had run short and they were required to complete copies then being made up.... Fry attempted to ascertain what leaves properly belonged to each edition and to make a list of the 'reprinted leaves' ... his work remains a monument of painstaking research". Herbert, The English Bible 1525 - 1961, page 25 - 26. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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        The Thousand and One Nights,

      London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge,, 1865. Commonly called in England, The Arabian Nights Entertainments. A New Translation from the Arabic, with Copious Notes. Illustrated by Many Hundred Engravings on Wood, from Original Designs by William Harvey. A New Edition, from a Copy Annotated by the Translator; Edited by his Nephew, Edward Stanley Poole. 3 volumes, octavo (220 x 145 mm). Contemporary red half calf, cloth sides, raised bands, tan morocco labels, decorations to compartments gilt, top edges gilt, others trimmed, marbled endpapers. Wood engraved title page to each volume, numerous wood engravings in text. Extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, minor wear to corners, boards a touch soiled, occasional stripping to leather, light foxing to prelims and endmatter, margins of text blocks toned. A very good set. Appealingly bound set of Lane's translation of Arabian Night. Originally published in parts from 1838 to 1840, this edition includes corrections and additions by the translator and his nephew.

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        Les Bains de Blankenberghe.

      . Claassen, Ostende ca. 1865. Lithogr. Titel u. 12 lithogr. Tafeln. Folio Buchblock lose im Orig.-Ppbd. Einband bestoßen u. etwas beschäd. mit kl. Fehlstellen. - Großartige Lithographien über den Badespass in Ostende u. Blankenberghe. "Der geistreichste Chronist des 2. Kaiserreiches." Thieme/Becker 25,498..

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        CAPE COD

      Ticknor & Fields, Boston 1865 - Original brown cloth. Binding C, no priority. BAL 20115: 2,040 copies printed. Borst A5.1.a states that 2000 copies were printed. Catalogue dated December 1864. Light to moderate foxing. Spine a touch rubbed but gilt still sharp. A bright, Near Fine copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        A Memorial Discourse by Rev. Henry Highland Garnet, Delivered in the Hall of the House of Representatives, Washington City, D. C. on Sabbath, February 12, 1865. With an Introduction by James McCune Smith, M. D

      Philadelphia: Joseph M. Wilson, 1865. 1st ed. Hardcover. Good. frontis (portrait), (2), [15]-91p. 23cm. Original cloth, recently rebacked (most of original backstrip, which was in pieces, mounted). Original free endpaper preserved upon which is written "Miss Lottie Wilson" and "Mrs. J. B. Jackson." 23cm. Significant foxing (quite heavy on portrait and title-leaf). Garnet was one of the most prominent African American abolitionists and the first African American permitted to address the House of Representatives (delivering a Sunday sermon). As to the names of the former owner, "Lottie Wilson Jackson" is listed on page 22 of the minutes of Second Convention of the National Association of Colored Women held in August 1899.

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        Stereoscope view of "Melbourne Australian Wharf", from the series "Australian Scenery"

      Melbourne: Age Office, probably, 1865. Stereographic photograph mounted on dark yellow card, a few spots, printed label verso completed in manuscript; very good. A second stereoscope from the series "Australian Scenery", this time a fine view of "Melbourne Australian Wharf", and also apparently unrecorded.In the foreground is a dray, the bullock driver hazily visible at far right. Immediately behind are stacked timber beams newly cut, while the background is an interesting view of the wharf, the masts and rigging of several ships clearly visible. Three small horse-drawn carriages are using the pier, and a row of offices and huts stretch along the right-hand frame. In the background, dimly seen, are the vague outlines of the town.

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        The Bell Post. A Tale of the early days of Geelong, at Port Phillip in Australia. Dedicated to Miss D

      Middle Hill Press, 1865. Small pamphlet, drop title, 4 pp., tinted paper stock, fine. Very scarce poem of Australian interest printed for the Middle Hill Press, a private folly of the legendary English collector Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872).The poem describes a waterfall said to be about 4 miles from Adelaide (that is, Waterfall Gully) and is a rather evocative depiction of the native trees that surround the waterfall by moonlight. It is signed Abeona Belina Phillipps, Adelaide 1864. Not much is known about Abeona Phillipps (said in a footnote to have been so named 'from the Ship her Father, & Mother went out in, to Australia'). The Abeona did arrive in Adelaide from Port Lincoln in March 1839 with a "Phillipson" on board - presumably, therefore, "Phillipps" is a simple error, confusing the printer with the author. No other work by Abeona Phillipps seems to be recorded.Born into a considerable inheritance, Sir Thomas Phillipps was a true bibliomaniac who not only collected voraciously, but also took to printing interesting snippets at his own Middle Hill Press.

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        Constitution, By-Laws, Sailing Regulations, etc. of the New-York Yacht Club

      New York printed by John W. Amerman 1865 - small 8vo. pp64. a little staining to extreme edges, otherwise in good clean condition in the original limp red cloth binding. remnants of removed label to front cover. from the library of George Nicholson, with his book-plate. Essex Institute book-plate to front paste-down. includes lists of yachts and members. these early editions of the New York Yacht Club year books are very scarce [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photograph of the execution of the Lincoln assassination conspirators

      Washington 1865 - The hanging of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. Within two weeks of Lincoln’s death, eight accused conspirators were in custody. President Andrew Johnson ordered a trial by military commission. After a seven-week trial in May and June, the commission retired to deliberate. On July 5 Johnson approved the verdicts and sentences including four death sentences. On July 6 the verdicts were revealed, and the very next day the four executions were carried out simultaneously. The convicted conspirators were stunned to learn that they were to be executed immediately. Alexander Gardner, the leading photographer in Washington, secured permission to document the carefully orchestrated event for which tickets were hotly contested. He made a series of ten images documenting the execution. This dramatic photograph shows the preparation for the hanging of the conspirators (from left to right): Mary Surratt (at whose boarding house the conspirators met) Lewis Powell (who attempted to assassinate Secretary of State William Seward) David Herold (who assisted John Wilkes Booth in his flight from Washington) George Atzerodt (who conspired to assassinate Vice-President Andrew Johnson) This photograph was the sole Alexander Gardner view used as a double-page spread in the standard work on the subject, which observed: “Adjusting the Ropes. The conspirators are bound, hooded, and fitted with nooses. On the right, Atzerodt, the last to be bound, recoils at what he sees” (Swanson and Weinberg, Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution, plate 190). Officials hold umbrellas to block the sun while preparations are made for the hanging. Men below the platform await the order to knock away the posts holding the trapdoors in place. This momentous image is one of the first news photographs. Albumen print (8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in.), mounted. Some chipping to mount. Manuscript caption on mount “preparing for the Execution of President Lincoln’s Conspirat[ors], Jail yard Washington, D.C. July 7th, 1865.” Some fading, but generally in good condition.

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        Daheim" originales Ölgemälde auf Holzplatte ca.22x27cm; links unten mit Restsignatur; um 1865

      - Maße im aufwendig gearbeiteten und blattvergoldeten Holzahmen (32x38cm).

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        Poetical Works of Wordsworth

      London: Warne, [c. 1865]. Small 4to, 600pp. Beautifully bound in full brown crushed morocco extra, covers semé with gilt dots around tooled crosses, backstrip gilt to the same design, lettered in gilt, gilt edges, classic Cockerell marbled endpapers. A lovely binding almost certainly by Douglas Cockerell or a very skilled apprentice. A lovely way to own and read Wordsworth.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Album von Barmen - Erinnerungsblätter gezeichnet und lithographiert von Robert Geissler

      Barmen : Glaser. 1865. 19x14 cm. 12 Blatt, Titel. OLwd-Flügelmappe mit Gold- und Blindprägung. (II : Rücken der Mappe leicht gedunkelt und mit winzigem Einriß am oberen Kapital, Titel und Tafeln am Blattrand leicht stockfleckig, gutes Exemplar) - Immanuels Kirche / Johannis Kirche / Wichlinghausen / Rathaus / Hoehere Toechterschule / Unterbarmer Kirche / Missionshaus / Restauration und Denkmal in den Anlagen / Uferstrasse / Bahnhofstrasse, Vereinshaus, Gymnasium & Realschule / Theater / Hoehere u. Niedere Gewerbeschule - ZUSTAND : Betrifft nur die Bücher mit der Nummer 300000 bis 330000 (II) gut erhaltenes Exemplar, auffällige kleine Mängel, die den peniblen Sammler stören könnten, sind angegeben.

      [Bookseller: Firma Gebrauchtbücherlogistik (Versand m]
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      PARIS, LONDON, BERLIN, GOUPIL - NEW YORK, KNOEDLER, 1859-1865 Impr. par LEMERCIER - Legatura coeva in mezza pelle e tela di color viola con, al dorso, titolo e filetti in oro, sguardie marmorizzate, piccola mancanza alla parte superiore del dorso, reintegrata. Alla prima carta di guardia bianca, firma di appartenenza del conte Carlo Sallier de la Tour. 40 tavole fuori testo magnificamente litografate e impresse a più colori su cartoncino. La  raccolta,  è parte di una serie di 122 tavole uscite dai torchi di Lemercier per gli editori Goupil e Knoedler dal 1859 al 1865 sotto il titolo La Suisse et la Savoie, per la prima parte e La Suisse, la Savoie et le Tyrol, per la parte finale. La magnifica silloge litografica è ispirata  alle fotografie del celebre fotografo Martens e rappresenta i più bei paesaggi e città della Svizzera e dell'Alta Savoia, di particolare interesse le stampe riguardanti il Monte Bianco.  La raccolta qui rappresentata   è composta dalle seguenti tavole collocate in questo ordine: 38-Zurich; 23-Lucerne; 49- la Chapelle de G.  Tell; 10-Le Pont du Diable; 50-Hospital Route de S.te Gothard; 48-Tour de Guillaume Tell; 9-Flüelen;7-Meringen; 8-Brienz; 44- La Jungfraü; 1-Le Staubach; 2-La Wergernalp; 43-L'Eiger; 6-Vue Prise au Dessous; 4-Vallee de Grindelwald; 3- Grindelwald, 57-Vue de Saas; 19-Brieg, 30-Châlet pres Brieg; 18-Sion; 40-Martigny; 41- Cascade de Pissevache; 42-S.t Maurice; 45-Vevey, 56-Montreaux; 29- Pont Près de Zermatt; 14- Passage de la Tete-Noire; 28-Le Breithorn; 17-Le Mont Blanc; 46-Aiguille Verte; 16- La Mer de Glace; 15-Glacier des Boissons; 37-Lausanne; 47-Les Alpes Bernoises; 20- Berne; 71-Châlet de la Handeck; 70- Altdorf; 73-Maison de Jacques Balmat; 84-Chûte de la Reuss; 78-Le Lac Moerill. Esemplare a pieni margini e in ottimo stato di conservazione. 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Broadside: Auction Sale! To Close The Subscriber will sell at public auction on Saturday Sept. 30, 1865 at the Residence of the late John S. Odell, the Well known PEACH ORCHARD FARM!...over 300 volumes of valueable BOOKS

      North Wolcott, [Vermont], 1865. 18 x 12-1/2 inches. Old folds, else VG.

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        Broadside: Auction Sale! To Close The Subscriber will sell at public auction on Saturday Sept 30, 1865 at the Residence of the late John S Odell, the Well known PEACH ORCHARD FARM! over 300 volumes of valueable BOOKS

      North Wolcott, [Vermont], 1865. 18 x 12-1/2 inches. Old folds, else VG.

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        Album des Nahethales.

      Kreuznach, Voigtländer, um 1865.. gest. Tit. m. Ansicht und 19 Stst.- Tafeln m. Ansichten n. C. und F. Wießner, qu.- 4°, neuere GLwd.. Vgl. Andres 181; Reiniger, Alte Stiche v. Bad Kreuznach ... , S. 176 Nr. 24 d. Mit Ansichten Schloßruine Oberstein ( Vignette), Nahemündung, Kreuznach, Salinental, Bad Münster u. Rheingrafenstein, Ebernburg, Rothenfels, Schloß Böckelheim, Dissibodenberg, Schloß Dhaun, Johanneskirche u. Hellberg, Kirn m. d. Kyrburg, Stein Callenfels, Der gefallene Fels m. Tunnel, Oberstein, die Hammersteiner Klipp m. d. Tunnel, der Clausfels, die Frauenburg, An der Mausenmühle u. St. Wendel. - Minimal angestaubt und fleckig, insgesamt aber gut erhalten.

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        People of Brittany, France.

      c. 1865 - Twenty-seven albumen prints. Good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 120 by 110mm. (4.5 by 4.3 inches).

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        Souvenir des Bords du Rhin en vues pittoresques.

      Darmstadt, London, New York, Paris, Lange, um 1865.. lithogr. Tit m. gest. allegorischer Vign. a.a. Chinapapier und 84 (!) Stst.- Taf. m. Ansichten, qu.- 4°, HLdr. d. Zt. m. Rvg. u. goldgepr. Deckeltit. (l. fl., st. ber., besch. Rheinalbum, das nur Ansichten aus dem Verlag Lange enthält. Zu finden sind Baden - Baden u. Umgeb., Heidelberg, Mannheim, Bad Homburg , Bad Soden/Ts., Bad Schwalbach, Frankfurt, Limburg, Schlangenbad, Johannesb., Rüdesheim, Wiesbaden, Aachen, Bonn u. Umg., Düsseldorf, Köln, Rheinland, darunter v. Bad Kreuznach u. Umgeb., Basel, Schaffhausen, Straßburg und Xanten, Kleve, Dordrecht, Rotterdam (6). - Die Blätter meist leicht stockfleckig im Rand, vereinzelt auch in der Darstellung, insgesamt aber sauber und wohl erhalten

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        CAPE COD

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1865. First Edition. Hardcover. Light to moderate foxing. Spine a touch rubbed but gilt still sharp. A bright, Near Fine copy. Original brown cloth. Binding C, no priority. BAL 20115: 2,040 copies printed. Borst A5.1.a states that 2000 copies were printed. Catalogue dated December 1864.

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        TÜBINGEN. "Tübingen aus der Vogelschau". Blick von einer Anhöhe auf die Stadt und die umliegenden Berge, mittig der Neckarlauf.

      - Altkol. Lithographie mit Tonplatte von W. von Breitschwert, gedruckt bei H. Müller, im Verlag Osiander, 1865, 34 x 47 cm. Schefold 9379. - Mit Widmung an seine "Majestät den König Karl von Württemberg zur Erinnerung an Höchst Seine Anwesenheit in Tübingen den 1. und 2. Juni 1865". - Breitrandig und tadellos erhalten.

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        The Book of Were-Wolves:

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.,, 1865. Being an account of a terrible superstition. Octavo. Original red pebble-grain cloth, titles to spine and front board gilt, wolf design to front board and elaborate decoration to spine gilt, black coated endpapers. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard. Small clipping from early 20th-century bookseller's cataloguing to front pastedown, remains of removed clipping or label of a similar size to rear pastedown. Spine a little darkened and with light chipping at tips, board corners faintly worn, inner front and rear hinges cracked but binding still holding firm. A very good copy with bright contents. First edition, first impression, of one of the most important and widely cited studies of were-wolves. The author, Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was a clergyman, folksong collector, and prolific author of hymns, novels, and books on myths and religious history. His Origin and Development of Religious Belief was inspired by Darwin's evolutionary theory and was roundly condemned by the religious establishment but embraced by William Gladstone, who awarded him a living in 1871. The Book of Were-Wolves explores the social, religious, and natural roots of the myth, particularly the idea that it originated as an explanation for serial killings. A scarce and significant early study of myths and folk tales.

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        Nicholas Nickleby

      London, Chapman and Hall. 1865, 1865. Scarce Yellowback edition, published during Dickens' lifetime. 8vo. 2 Volumes. Publisher's green paper covered boards. Clean and bright, spine panel of voilume I cracked at head of spine with centimetre square of loss. Hole to spine panel upper third volume I with some small loss. Minor abrasions and edgewear to both volumes. Internally clean, inner hinges strong and tight. Frontis. plate to both volumes. A fascinating survival.

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        Two Admiralty charts marked with the route of surveying schooner Beatrice in 1866; titled "Australia Northern Portion" and "Australia Southern Portion" respectively

      London: Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, 1865. Two large engraved charts, each measuring 670 x 995 mm., track chart marked in pencil and ink; both well preserved and backed upon linen. Original relic from an early northern Australian coastal survey. Two impressive Admiralty charts, the pair comprising the entire Australian continent, used aboard the Beatrice, a South Australian surveying schooner dispatched to the seas north of the Australian coast during 1865-1866. The maps also include some detail of the inland rivers, and a detailed series of notes depicting the overland route of the Burke and Wills expedition of 1861.The two maps represent the culmination of several decades of coastal survey, and openly draw on the work of, as the cartouche notes, Flinders, King, Wickham, Stokes, Blackwood, Owen Stanley and Denham. They were prepared in London for the Admiralty under the supervision of Captain John Washington RN, FRS, the serving Admiralty Hydrographer, the successor to Beaufort. He had "more surveys in hand at one time than any other hydrographer before or since" (Ritchie, The Admiralty Chart, p. 284).Rare in any case, this pair of maps also has an interesting early provenance, as both are marked with the track of the South Australian survey vessel Beatrice, returning from the Alligator River to Adelaide during August-September 1866. The Beatrice was under the command of Frederick Howard, RN, who was dispatched to Northern Australian waters to assist the exploration party led by John McKinlay. During this time, the Beatrice also surveyed the Liverpool River on the coast of Arnhem Land. The route is clearly marked in red ink, with dated daily bearings from 14 August to 25 September 1866. A neat graphite notation beneath the route reads "Track of the Beatrice Septr. 1866". Further markings include bearings, wind direction, and a short notation relating to King Georges Sound on the West Australian coast.Confirmation of the itinerary of the voyage is detailed in a despatch from Howard to Sir Dominick Daly, then acting Governor-in-Chief at Adelaide (see South Australian parliamentary paper number 79, 28 September 1866). The schooner arrived at the infant settlement at Adam Bay in late December 1865, and over the coming months assisted in provisioning the McKinlay exploration party and surveyed the Liverpool River. They departed from Adam Bay at the mouth of the Alligator River on 14 August the following year. The despatch records that the Beatrice stopped at Coupang in Timor on the 26 August to collect letters and provisions, and arrived in Port Adelaide on 26 September. Howard continued on the South Australian survey for many years until 1880.Naval policy dictated that Admiralty charts be destroyed when superseded to avoid navigational error (for example, the "Southern Portion" chart offered here was reissued, with corrections, some four time between 1861 and 1865). Accordingly, original survey charts are scarce, especially in fine condition as with this pair.The charts were procured in Adelaide, and are stamped "D. Wald Admiralty Agent Port Adelaide"; Wald is noticed in the contemporary Adelaide press as being the official agent for the Admiralty in Adelaide.

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