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         Pláč Koruny české čili upřjmná slowa Staro-čecha propowěděná milým kraganům léta bjdy 1866 [Lamentation of the Bohemian Crown or heartfelt words of an Old-Czech, held forth to his dear compatriots in the year of sorrow 1866]

      Berlin: Trowitzsch und Sohn, 1866. Octavo (19 × 10.5 cm). Original printed self-wrappers with brown paper spinestrip and title vignette; 16 pp. Paper evenly toned due to stock, else a very well-preserved copy. [Illegal Anti-Habsburg Brochure Printed in Berlin]. Illegally published pamphlet urging Czech independence from Austro-Hungary. Published anonymously in Berlin during the Austro-Prussian War (1866), it was written by Anton Kotik (1840-?) and reflects the political ambitions of Czech journalist and writer Josef F. Frič and Count Rudolf von Thurn und Taxis. After a long list of injustices the Czech people have suffered at the hands of Austria, Kotik argues for a radical divorce from the Austrian government and an independent Czech state under Prussian patronage. Unrealistically though these aims were, the brochure was effectively intended to cause an armed uprising against Austria in the summer of 1866. Because it could not be published in Bohemia, Kotik and Frič traveled to Berlin, where they reached an agreement with the publisher (Thurn und Thaxis provided the funding). Trowitzsch und Sohn were able to set the book in the Czech Schwabacher type, which was no longer used in Bohemia at the time. The booklets reached Prague around August 23, just as the Peace of Prague was being signed. But though this meant that the Prussian troops would leave Prague, the brochure still caused a great stir among Czech intellectuals and led to great vigilance by the Austrian police. It was immediately forbidden and its possession repeatedly prosecuted. Ignát Herrmann recounts that many readers burned the brochure afterwards, fearing punishment. Because of its scarcity, other patriots copied it by hand and distributed it among their friends (Sebrané spisy, vol. 24, p. 174). Miraculously, the Austrian authorities were unable to determine the real author, despite the fact that one of the main distributors was imprisoned for twelve months. Kotik only revealed himself to be the author in 1919, shortly after the declaration of Czechoslovak independence and the establishment of the First Republic, when he reprinted the pamphlet with his commentary. Kotik passed away soon after, in the knowledge that the decade-long struggle had not been in vain. Outside the Czech Republic, KVK and OCLC only show the copy at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

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         THE FIRST THREE BOOKS OF HOMER'S ILIAD ACCORDING TO THE ORDINARY TEXT AND ALSO WITH THE DIGAMMA RESTORED

      London: WILLIAM TEGG, 1866. RILEGATO. BUONO. 12 18. USATO

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         AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, BY ROBERT E. LEE, INTRODUCING ONE FORMER CONFEDERATE OFFICER, CORNELIUS BOYLE, TO ANOTHER, MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY, IN MEXICO IN 1866].

      Lexington, Va. March 28, 1866. - [1]pp., written on a lined sheet, 9 1/4 x 7 inches. Previously folded, with a few small separations and pinholes along old folds. Some foxing along left margin. Still very good. A letter of introduction from Robert E. Lee for former Confederate Provost Marshal Cornelius Boyle, addressed to former Confederate naval Captain Matthew Fontaine Maury. Boyle had been barred entry into Washington because he had conducted espionage during the war. His land had been confiscated, and he was denied the opportunity to pay taxes in order to regain ownership. As many former Confederates did, he then turned to Mexico for an opportunity to regain his fortunes. Emperor Maximilian gave encouragement to such ventures, and suggested slavery would be accepted. Boyle set sail from New York in 1866 with Robert E. Lee's letter of introduction. The intended recipient of the letter, Matthew Fontaine Maury, a U.S. Navy officer and oceanographer before the war, had served as the Confederate Chief of Sea Coast, Harbor, and River Defenses. After the war, Maury went to Mexico and was serving as the Imperial Commissioner of Immigration for Emperor Maximilian. The letter reads, in full: "Dr. Cornelius Boyle formerly of Washington City proposes to visit Mexico. You are no doubt acquainted with Dr. Boyle by reputation, if not personally. He entered the Confederate Service at the beginning of the war, & was appointed to the command of a Battn, comprised of companies from the Dis of Columbia, with the rank of Major. He was subsequently selected by Genl. J.E. Johnston as the Provost Marshal Genl of the Army of N. Virg., & acted in that capacity to the end of the war with intelligence, firmness, & discretion. I regret the necessity he feels under of leaving the Country, but his property in Washington having been taken, he thinks it necessary to seek a new home." Lee wrote this letter from Lexington, Virginia, where he had taken the position as President of Washington College in the Autumn of 1865. The missive demonstrates his ongoing concern for former Confederate officers from the Army of Northern Virginia after the end of the Civil War, and provides insight into the process by which Confederate officers unwelcome in the United States emigrated to Mexico following the conflict.

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         [AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, BY ROBERT E. LEE, INTRODUCING ONE FORMER CONFEDERATE OFFICER, CORNELIUS BOYLE, TO ANOTHER, MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY, IN MEXICO IN 1866]

      Lexington, Va, 1866. [1]p., written on a lined sheet, 9 1/4 x 7 inches. Previously folded, with a few small separations and pinholes along old folds. Some foxing along left margin. Still very good. A letter of introduction from Robert E. Lee for former Confederate Provost Marshal Cornelius Boyle, addressed to former Confederate naval Captain Matthew Fontaine Maury. Boyle had been barred entry into Washington because he had conducted espionage during the war. His land had been confiscated, and he was denied the opportunity to pay taxes in order to regain ownership. As many former Confederates did, he then turned to Mexico for an opportunity to regain his fortunes. Emperor Maximilian gave encouragement to such ventures, and suggested slavery would be accepted. Boyle set sail from New York in 1866 with Robert E. Lee's letter of introduction. The intended recipient of the letter, Matthew Fontaine Maury, a U.S. Navy officer and oceanographer before the war, had served as the Confederate Chief of Sea Coast, Harbor, and River Defenses. After the war, Maury went to Mexico and was serving as the Imperial Commissioner of Immigration for Emperor Maximilian. The letter reads, in full: "Dr. Cornelius Boyle formerly of Washington City proposes to visit Mexico. You are no doubt acquainted with Dr. Boyle by reputation, if not personally. He entered the Confederate Service at the beginning of the war, & was appointed to the command of a Battn, comprised of companies from the Dis of Columbia, with the rank of Major. He was subsequently selected by Genl. J.E. Johnston as the Provost Marshal Genl of the Army of N. Virg., & acted in that capacity to the end of the war with intelligence, firmness, & discretion. I regret the necessity he feels under of leaving the Country, but his property in Washington having been taken, he thinks it necessary to seek a new home." Lee wrote this letter from Lexington, Virginia, where he had taken the position as President of Washington College in the Autumn of 1865. The missive demonstrates his ongoing concern for former Confederate officers from the Army of Northern Virginia after the end of the Civil War, and provides insight into the process by which Confederate officers unwelcome in the United States emigrated to Mexico following the conflict.

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         Catalogue of the United States Army Medical Museum. Prepared under the direction of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army. Catalogue of the surgical section - Catalogue of the medical section - Catalogue of the microscopical section

      Government Printing Office 1866 - 1867, Washington - 3 voll. in un tomo in-4° (307x235mm), pp. (10), 664; (6), 136; 160, (1); legatura posteriore m. pelle e angoli con piatti telati. Bei tagli marmoreggiati in policromìa. 178 figg. xilografiche n.t. al primo vol. Al secondo vol., 5 tavv. incise a p. pagina f.t. con riproduzioni di sezioni di organi e tessuti umani conservate nelle collezioni del Museo; al terzo vol., una tav. xilografica f.t. raffigurante l'apparecchiatura allora impiegata per la microfotografia (Apparatus for photomicrography). Fioriture sparse, restauri al dorso ma buon esemplare. Un timbro di estinta biblioteca dell'Accademia Fisio-Medico Statistica di Milano. Raro e importante catalogo in edizione originale, assai arduo a reperirsi completo di tutte e tre le parti e di tutte le tavole, dei reperti conservati allo United States Army Medical Museum di Washington D.C. Thirty chapters of descriptions of 4,719 surgical specimens varying from cranium to tumors graphically detail the wounds suffered by thousands of soldiers during the Civil War. The attending physician's name is listed with each case. Many of these descriptions are specifically related to injuries which are further enumerated in the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. This scarce volume is of major historical importance because it is the first American publication that actually gives an idea of the number and type of photographs taken by or for Army physicians during the Civil War. Those photographs were the basis for many of the engravings included in this work. The book lists (pgs. 577-79) 372 six by six inch or larger format photographs of surgical cases and 49 surgical (pathologic) specimens as well as 1,064 cartes de visit photographs of surgical cases and 100 of surgical specimens. Woodhull was assistant surgeon and brevet major at the time of the Catalogue's completion, annota Ira Rutkow, il grande storico della chirurgia negli Stati Uniti. Lo United States Army Medical Museum, oggi National Museum of Health and Medicine of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, fu costituito nel 1862 nel pieno della sanguinosissima Guerra Civile, raccogliendo in prevalenza reperti di organi e di tessuti di soldati deceduti nel corso dei combattimenti che si rivelarono estremamente preziosi sotto il prospetto medico-anatomico, antropolgico e scientifico. Ampliatosi rapidamente negli anni sino a comprendere molte e ricchissime sezioni (medicina, sezioni microscopiche, anatomia, anatomia comparata, etc.), e costituendo un'ampia raccolta di crani umani, il Museo incrementò le proprie collezioni acquisendo resti di Indiani americani, ma anche di europei, africani, asiatici ed abitanti dell'Oceania, in gran parte lasciati dalla Smithsonian Institution, e si riorganizzò nel 1903-1904 sotto la direzione dell'antropologo e fisico di origine cèca Ales Hrdlicka. Il primo vol. del catalogo, costituito da molte migliaia di rigorose schede descriventi 4.719 reperti, è curato da Alfred Alexander Woodhull (1837-1921), assistente chirurgo e Maggiore Onorario (Brevet Major) dell'esercito americano, il secondo da Joseph Janvier Woodward (1833-1884), Luogotenente Colonnello Onorario, assistente chirurgo e curatore delle sezioni di Medicina e Sezioni Microscopiche del Museo, il terzo dal Maggiore Onorario e anch'egli assistente chirurgo Edward Curtis (1838-1912). Le schede forniscono, tra le altre indicazioni, anche quella del luogo e dell'evento in occasione del quale la ferita o la malattia condusse alla morte o all'amputazione. Ogni vol. contiene un Index of Contributors e un Index of Specimens assai dettagliati. Rutkow, GS 64. Inglese [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Prince's Progress.

      London: Macmillan & Co.,, 1866. and Other Poems. With two designs by D. G. Rossetti. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine gilt, gilt design to covers and spine, black coated endpapers. Frontispiece and illustrated title page by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, engraved by W. J. Linton. With the contemporary ownership inscription of the American James Petigru Boyce to half-title. Boyce, a Southern Baptist Pastor and founder of the Southern Baptist Theological Society, has ticked some of the Devotionals. Binder's label to foot of rear pastedown. Spine rolled, light wear to spine ends and bumps to tips, occasional folded corners and foxing; an excellent copy, uncommon in such nice condition. First edition. The Prince's Progress is Rossetti's second published collection of poetry. The cover art was designed by her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti, as with Goblin Market.

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1866 - 1866 Wisden Rebind without Covers

      1866. Hi, This lot is an 1866 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers, This rebind is in very good condition, excellent for the year, the third edition of Wisden. There is some light spotting to the forst few and last few pages and a crease to one page, otherwise it is in superb condition for a book nearly 150 years old. The binding is attractive and the pages nice and clean, with minimal trimming. Currently my 1866 that is in my main set but selling to fund an original paperback purchase.

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         Batiments de Chemins de Fer: Embarcadères, Plans de Gares, Stations, Abris, Maisons de Garde, Remises de Locomotives, Halles a Marchandises, Remises de Voiture, Ateliers, Réservoirs, Etc.

      1866. 2 vols., 20, 16 pp. explanatory text, followed by 200 superb plates showing plans, sections, elevations, and measured drawings of all facets of railroad stations, including garages, passenger areas, water tanks, tracks, stonework, façades, doors, gates, etc. Some mild toning and foxing especially to text pages, some minor pen notations. Folio. Cloth-backed tie-bound boards portfolios, contents loose as issued. Some soiling, toning, abrasions. Paris (Morel) 1866. Certainly one of the most detailed and attractive documentations of railroad station architecture of the 19th century. No facet of the architecture is ignored, including details of stone and wood ornament, rotundas, etc. Most of the plates are from French stations, but several from Germany and England are also included. Many of the stations are no longer extant.

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         LIBRO DE DESCRIPCIÓN DE VERDADEROS RETRATOS, DE ILUSTRES Y MEMORABLES VARONES - FACSIMIL DE LA EDICION DE 1599

      SEVILLA - Páginas: S/N Año: 1866 Medidas: 36 x 28 cm. Ilustraciones o Grabados: Si (Gran cantidad de retratos de gran calidad) Fotografías: No Tapa: Gran formato. Tela y lomo en piel. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Catalogue of the United States Army Medical Museum. Prepared under the direction of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army. Catalogue of the surgical section - Catalogue of the medical section - Catalogue of the microscopical section

      Government Printing Office, 1866. 3 voll. in un tomo in-4° (307x235mm), pp. (10), 664; (6), 136; 160, (1); legatura posteriore m. pelle e angoli con piatti telati. Bei tagli marmoreggiati in policromìa. 178 figg. xilografiche n.t. al primo vol. Al secondo vol., 5 tavv. incise a p. pagina f.t. con riproduzioni di sezioni di organi e tessuti umani conservate nelle collezioni del Museo; al terzo vol., una tav. xilografica f.t. raffigurante l'apparecchiatura allora impiegata per la microfotografia ("Apparatus for photomicrography"). Fioriture sparse, restauri al dorso ma buon esemplare. Un timbro di estinta biblioteca dell'Accademia Fisio-Medico Statistica di Milano. Raro e importante catalogo in edizione originale, assai arduo a reperirsi completo di tutte e tre le parti e di tutte le tavole, dei reperti conservati allo United States Army Medical Museum di Washington D.C. "Thirty chapters of descriptions of 4,719 surgical specimens varying from cranium to tumors graphically detail the wounds suffered by thousands of soldiers during the Civil War. The attending physician's name is listed with each case. Many of these descriptions are specifically related to injuries which are further enumerated in the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. This scarce volume is of major historical importance because it is the first American publication that actually gives an idea of the number and type of photographs taken by or for Army physicians during the Civil War. Those photographs were the basis for many of the engravings included in this work. The book lists (pgs. 577-79) 372 six by six inch or larger format photographs of surgical cases and 49 surgical (pathologic) specimens as well as 1,064 cartes de visit photographs of surgical cases and 100 of surgical specimens. Woodhull was assistant surgeon and brevet major at the time of the Catalogue's completion", annota Ira Rutkow, il grande storico della chirurgia negli Stati Uniti. Lo United States Army Medical Museum, oggi National Museum of Health and Medicine of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, fu costituito nel 1862 nel pieno della sanguinosissima Guerra Civile, raccogliendo in prevalenza reperti di organi e di tessuti di soldati deceduti nel corso dei combattimenti che si rivelarono estremamente preziosi sotto il prospetto medico-anatomico, antropolgico e scientifico. Ampliatosi rapidamente negli anni sino a comprendere molte e ricchissime sezioni (medicina, sezioni microscopiche, anatomia, anatomia comparata, etc.), e costituendo un'ampia raccolta di crani umani, il Museo incrementò le proprie collezioni acquisendo resti di Indiani americani, ma anche di europei, africani, asiatici ed abitanti dell'Oceania, in gran parte lasciati dalla Smithsonian Institution, e si riorganizzò nel 1903-1904 sotto la direzione dell'antropologo e fisico di origine cèca Ales Hrdlicka. Il primo vol. del catalogo, costituito da molte migliaia di rigorose schede descriventi 4.719 reperti, è curato da Alfred Alexander Woodhull (1837-1921), assistente chirurgo e Maggiore Onorario ("Brevet Major") dell'esercito americano, il secondo da Joseph Janvier Woodward (1833-1884), Luogotenente Colonnello Onorario, assistente chirurgo e curatore delle sezioni di Medicina e Sezioni Microscopiche del Museo, il terzo dal Maggiore Onorario e anch'egli assistente chirurgo Edward Curtis (1838-1912). Le schede forniscono, tra le altre indicazioni, anche quella del luogo e dell'evento in occasione del quale la ferita o la malattia condusse alla morte o all'amputazione. Ogni vol. contiene un "Index of Contributors" e un "Index of Specimens" assai dettagliati. Rutkow, GS 64. Inglese

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         Die Cathedrale zu Palermo. Nach genauesten Aufnahmen der Architecten Becker und von Förster.

      Wien, Verlag der Allgemeinen Bauzeitung, 1866. - Mit lithographiertem Titel, 1 lithographierten Ansicht auf aufgewalztem China und 8 gestochenen Tafeln. 1 Bl. Orig.-HLdr. mit illustr. Vorderdeckel. 52 x 66,5 cm. Avery Library 64; Thieme-B. XII, 135. - Einband fleckig, Ecken bestoßen, Rücken beschabt, Durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, Titel mit 2 kleinen hinterlegten Einrissen [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Robert Russell Macnee (1866-1952) - Scottish Oil, Tattie.

      Early 20th Century - DescriptionA very fine signed oil painting by listed Scottish artist Robert Russell Macnee (1866-1952). Depicts farmworkers gathering potatoes in a field. Signed in the lower left and presented in a white stained wooden frame. Titled on the reverse. Signed. On panel. ConditionIn fine condition. Inspection under UV light reveals no sign of restoration.BiographyRobert Russell MacNee (1880-1952) was a landscape and genre artist born in Milngavie, Scotland. He studied at Glasgow School of Art and is best known for his sunny farmyard and cottage scenes. His style is impressionistic and he is able to create a quality of light through a subtle palette and light brushwork that imbues his paintings an idyllic charm. MacNee is Royal Academy exhibited and he also exhibited at the Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, the Royal Scottish Academy and in Paris. Size: Large (30-60cm) Framed: Yes Style: Realism Weight: 501.00g [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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         Double signed photo postcard

      Italian composer, pianist, conductor, editor and teacher (1866-1924), well-known for his piano works, and as a teacher for many pianists. Excellent photo postcard signed by him on both sides, 3.5 x 5.25 inches, clear, bold signature on front side where he is shown young, with a handwritten sentiment and dated by him on Dec 1912. In very good condition. ALSO INCLUDED is an unsigned photo postcard of him

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         Hans Brinker; Or, The Silver Skates. A Story of Life in Holland.

      James O Kane. Hardcover. New York, 1866. 8vo, publisher's beveled brown cloth stamped in gilt. A very good copy of the first edition, apparently bound without the advertisements, well preserved in its original binding with a few flaws: bottom of spine repaired and frayed, slightly shaken, some scattered normal foxing, bookplate on front endpaper. Remains in very good condition, bright and attractive. A cornerstone in nineteenth century American children's books. BAL 4753. . Very Good.

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         J. St. Mill's Ansichten über die sociale Frage und die angebliche Umwälzung der Socialwissenschaft durch Carey.

      Duisburg, Falk & Lange, 1866. - 8vo. VIII, 256 pp. Contemporary half cloth. Only edition of this book which Karl Marx studied thoroughly during his work on the second volume of "Das Kapital". "Marx's interest in Dühring's writings may have been influenced by his reading of F. A. Lange's brochure 'J. St. Mill's Ansichten über die soziale Frage [.]' Duisburg 1866. He prepared excerpts of this book in his notebook kept between 20 August 1867 and September 1868 (IISG, estate of Marx and Engels, B 107, pp. 31-37), immediately before he excerpted Dühring, and reflected on his criticism of Carey's German admirers" (cf. Marx, Manuskript zum zweiten Buch des 'Kapitals', Entstehung und Überlieferung, MEGA II.11, pp. 911f.). - Slight browning and brownstaining throughout. Stamps of the "Schweizer Arbeitersekretariat" and the "Schweizer Gewerkschaftsbund". A good copy. Stammhammer I, 125, 1 ("1865"). Die Bibliotheken von Marx und Engels (MEGA IV.32), no. 722. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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         Batiments de Chemins de Fer: Embarcadères, Plans de Gares, Stations, Abris, Maisons de Garde, Remises de Locomotives, Halles a Marchandises, Remises de Voiture, Ateliers, Réservoirs, Etc.

      , 1866. 1866. 2 vols., 20, 16 pp. explanatory text, followed by 200 superb plates showing plans, sections, elevations, and measured drawings of all facets of railroad stations, including garages, passenger areas, water tanks, tracks, stonework, façades, doors, gates, etc. Some mild toning and foxing especially to text pages, some minor pen notations. Folio. Cloth-backed tie-bound boards portfolios, contents loose as issued. Some soiling, toning, abrasions. Paris (Morel) 1866. Certainly one of the most detailed and attractive documentations of railroad station architecture of the 19th century. No facet of the architecture is ignored, including details of stone and wood ornament, rotundas, etc. Most of the plates are from French stations, but several from Germany and England are also included. Many of the stations are no longer extant.

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         A Yankee in Canada, with anti-slavery and reform papers

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First edition, 12mo, pp. [4], 286; publisher's purple C cloth, binding "A," brown-coated endpapers; spine sightly sunned, a few small cracks and a minor chip at the top of the spine; all else very good and sound. A better copy than most. Edited by William Ellery Channing and Sophia Thoreau. Contains the first book appearance of Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience" and "Life without Principle." BAL 20117; Borst A7.1.a, noting that 1500 copies only were printed.

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         Elements of International Law and Laws of War.

      Lippincott 1866 - Philadelphia, First Edition. 8vo, xxviii, 380pp, original cloth [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         La sainte bible traduction nouvelle selon la vulgate par MM. J.J. Bourassé et P.Janvier . Dessins de Gustave Doré Ornementation du teste par H. Giacomelli.

      Tours Alfred Mame et Fils 1866 - 2 volumi In-folio, pp. 909, 119 tavole fuori testo; pp 948, 111 tavole fuori testo, tela editoriale con fregi e titolo in oro. Qualche piccolo segno d'uso alla copertina. Prima edizione illustrata da Gustave Doré [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual Report and Transactions Vol. 1-93 / North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies Vol. 1-12 / North Staffordshire Field Club Transactions (New Series) Vol. 1-28

      1866-2003. numerous plates (col + plain, lithographs + photographic, some folding), text figs. HB/PB. A rare complete run bound in 59 vols, 8vo/lge-8vo: 36 vols bound in later qtr calf, marbled boards (bound by A. Portuense, Porto, Portugal); 11 vols in recent half-calf, original wrappers retained for Vols. 1-13, which are bound in a single volume; 18 vols in qtr buckram, marbled boards; final two parts in wrappers as issued. The Annual Report for 1868 is a reprint from 1896. Some marginal pencil annotations, occasional light foxing. Also included here are the following three additional volumes published by the Society: 'North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual addresses, papers, etc' (1875); 'Coming of Age of the North Sttafordshire Naturalists' Field Club and Archaelogical Society 1865-1885 - Chronological History and Bibliography of the Society' (1886), compiled by Rupert Simms; 'The North Sttaforshire Field Club Jubilee volume 1865-1915' (1916). The North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club was founded in 1865. Its mission was stated as 'the practical study of Natural History in all its branches, and the cultivation of a fuller knowledge of the antiquities in the neighbourhood'. The First Annual Meeting, held on March 23rd, 1866, included subjects such as archaeology, geology, palaeontology, industrial history, folklore and local history. The Club issued their first periodical publication, 'North Staffordshire Naturalists' Field Club Annual Report' in 1866, and from 1888 published an Annual Report and Transactions, which continued until the 93rd Report in 1960. No Report was published for the year 1897. A combined Index was issued for years 1866 to 1898. From 1961 the Transactions were incorporated into the new 'North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies', published by Keele University College. This journal ceased publication in 1975, and from 1976 to 2003, the journal appeared again under the title 'The North Staffordshire Field Club Transactions (New Series)', of which 28 volumes were published. The final issue appeared in 2003.The first president of the Club from 1865-1870 was James Bateman (1811-1897), an industrialist and banker, best known for his works on orchids. He sponsored expeditions to Mexico and South America enabling collectors to gather rare specimens. The Rev. Thomas W. Daltry (1832-1904), vicar of Madeley in Staffordshire, was a prominent member of the Club and served as Secretary and Chairman of the Entomological section for 39 years, up to his death. He was author of 'List of the Lepidoptera of North Staffordshire'. Another early member and vice-president, was William Henry Goss (1833-1906), a potter notable for having started the souvenir trade in pottery. An essential part of the club was the library, and Henrietta Lucy Elizabeth Garbett (1883-1939) served as a librarian for 18 years. This exceptional journal run includes interesting papers relating to Staffordshire and other parts of Britain and also a provides a fascinating insight into the organisation and social history of an active field club.

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1866 - 1866 Wisden Rebound retaining rear cover

      1866. For sale here is the Third Edition of Wisden - the 1866, which was rebound a little time ago in brown boards with the title and year in gilt to the spine. The boards are in excellent clean condition and the gilt is bright to the spine. The book lacks it's front wrapper but the rear wrapper which has a couple of very minor chips and is a little darkened is retained. The title page has been laid down to paper beneath to strengthen it will be seen that this title page lacks a little at the extremeties. There has also been a little loss to one or two of the first few pages but this has been well repaired professionally and doesn't detract at all from the book. The remaining contents are complete, original and unmarked, perhaps a little sunned in places but still in extremely good condition. A very rare book at a very attractive price. If a prospective purchaser would prefer I could have the book rebound by Scriveners Bookbinders in Buxton, Derbyshire who do a fabulous job of rebinding Wisden in a variety leather and cloth bindings. Don't hesitate to ask for details.

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         RÉPERTOIRE ENCYCLOPÉDIQUE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE :; COMPRENANT PAR ORDRE ALPHABÉTIQUE TOUT CE QUI A PARUS ET PARAIT EN FRANCE ET À L'ÉTRANGER DEPUIS LAS DÉCOUVERTE PAR NIEPCE ET DAGUERRE, DE L'ART D'IMPRIMER AU MOYEN DE LA LUMIÈRE, ET LES NOTIONS DE CHIMIE, PHYSIQUE ET PERSPECTIVE QUI S'Y RAPPORTENT

      Paris: [Vol. 1-4] Bureau de la rédaction; [vol. 5-6] Amyot, 1866. First edition. 6 volumes. 8vo., [Vol. 1] 508 pp.; [Vol. 2] 488 pp.; [Vol. 3], 376 pp.; [Vol. 4] 390 pp.; [Vol. 5] 389 pp.; [Vol. 6] 410 pp.; hundreds of b&w wood engravings. Engraved seal vignettes on each title page. Contemporary binding of quarter morocco in 6 compartments with raised bands and title in gilt on the spine; marbled paper over boards, all edges marbled. Slight scuffing to the spines, with an occasional spot of foxing, with the first volume exhibiting a bit of light toning; else fine and bright. Collates complete. The 4 page quarto Prospectus, dated 1861 is folded and laid-in. Pierre-René-Marie-Henri Moulin du Coudray de la Blanchère, commonly known as Henri de La Blanchère, was born at La Flèche, 1821. His first studies were in forestry, then natural sciences. In 1848, he adopts photography as an aide to his scientific work. By 1856, he has opened a photographic studio in Paris, perfecting a waxed paper process based upon that of Gustave Le Gray, and became a member of the Société Francaise de Photographie. He was a prolific writer and experimenter, and exhibited his photographs until his death in 1880. An outstanding encyclopedia of all the photographic materials, formulas, apparatus and applications known to date, which a generous number of illustrations. This is referred to as the first encyclopedia of photography, although it is an exhaustive text book of photographic and photomechanical processes. Uncommon, with Worldcat locating full sets at only these United States libraries: Eastman House, Getty Research, Harvard Fine Arts, University of Michigan, New York Public, Harry Ransom Center, and Johns Hopkins.Roosens and Salu No. 3541.

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         Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War

      New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers 1866 - New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1866. First edition, first printing. Publisher's brown C cloth with beveled boards, ruled and stamped to boards in blind and to spine in gilt, brown-coated endpapers. Very good with some wear to corners and spine ends, a touch of sunning to spine, some wrinkling to title page, faint toning to page edges. Overall a very pleasing copy in the original publisher's cloth. Housed in a custom folding box. BAL 1673. From the library of Pulitzer Prize winning author Kenneth Silverman. Melville's reflections on the moral questions of the American Civil War, Battle-Pieces explores themes such as the loss of innocence and martyrdom during a time when the nation was in a period of intense conflict. The work received mixed responses from critics, some unhappy with Melville's grasp and use of poetic styles, and others pleased with his use of poetry to capture various aspects of the war. Notably, Battle-Pieces is Melville's first book of poetry. Chiefly a biographer, Professor Kenneth Silverman co-directed the American Civilization program at NYU, and won not only the Pulitzer but also the Bancroft Prize for his work The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Other notable works of his include biographies of Edgar Allan Poe and Samuel F. B. Morse. A magician himself, he also profiled the life of Harry Houdini. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         LA SAINTE BIBLE. Traduction nouvelle selon la Vulgate par MM. J.-J. Bourassé et P. Janvier. Dessins de Gustave Doré, ornementation du texte par H. Giacomelli.

      Tours, Mame, 1866. Due voll. in folio, pp. (4), colonne 909 - pp. (4), colonne 948 e pp. (3) con il testo su due colonne separate da ricchissimi fregi ornamentali figurati inc. in legno. Con 119+111 tavv. incise f.t. con i superbi disegni di Doré. Leg. piena tela rossa edit. con profili riquadrati a secco e grande titolo ornamentale impresso in oro al centro dei piatti anteriori ed ai dorsi. Perfetto insieme. Seconda tiratura dell'ediz. orig. con 13 tavv. della prima qui soppresse, 15 tavv. nuove ed originali, 22 tavv. rifatte e 11 tavv. ritoccate. Opera di grande fascino. Carteret indica erroneamente questa come prima ediz. (è in effetti soltanto l'edizione definitiva). 552.

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Vecchi Libri s.a.s.]
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         Parafrasis Poetica de las Lamentaciones de Jeremias precedida de una carta al Señor Don Arcesio Escobar.

      Santiago de Chile, Imprenta del Independiente, 1866. - 4°, original pink printed wrappers (faded, slight defect in upper inner corner of front wrapper; minor defects to spine). In very good condition. Author's signed presentation inscription on front wrapper below his name: "Al Rdo P. José Leon // su discípulo // E. del Solar." 27 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION. This appears to be the author's first separately published work. His poetry had appeared in a student anthology in 1860. The letter to the Colombian poet Arcesio Escobar (Medellín, 1832-at sea between St. Thomas and New York of yellow fever aboard the Ocean Queen, 1867) occupies pp. [3]-10. It discusses theories of religious poetry, contains references to sixteenth-century Spanish literature (declaring that Fr. Luis de Leon was the author's favorite), includes references to and quotes from Andrés Bello, all in the context of the war between Chile and Spain, and the recent bombardment of Valparaiso by Spanish warships. Escobar's Fe, esperanza i caridad: poesias relijiosas had been published in Quito, 1865; his Carta al Señor Enrique del Solar was published in Guayaquil, 1866.The Jesuit-educated Solar (1844-1893), poet, novelist, and parliamentary deputy, was the son of the Chilean poetess Mercedes Marín de Solar. In addition to other works of poetry and prose, he edited Poesías de la señora Doña Mercedes Marín de Solar, published in 1874.*** Not located in Briseño. Not in Palau. Not located in Copac (the British Library has other titles by the author) or Rebiun. Not located in CCPBE. Not located in KVK (44 databases searched). NUC: MH. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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         ORDINANCES AND ACTS OF THE RESTORED GOVERNMENT OF VIRGINIA, PRIOR TO THE FORMATION OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA; WITH THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA, TO MARCH 2d, 1866. [VIZ.] ORDINANCES OF THE CONVENTION, ASSEMBLED AT WHEELING, ON THE 11th OF JUNE, 1861 [WITH] ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA; PASSED AT THE EXTRA SESSION ..

      Wheeling: John Frew, 1866. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good binding. [WITH] CONSTITUTION OF WEST VIRGINIA; [WITH] ACT OF THE LEGISLATION OF WEST VIRGINIA, 1863 ... etc.~This copy with the signature of Henry C. Dickinson of Bedford County, Virginia, Captain in Company A, Second Virginia Cavalry. Dickinson was captured and incarcerated in Federal prisons at Morris Island, Pulaski and Point Lookout. Laid in is a broadside: "Assessor's Notice for Legacy and Succession Taxes" printed up for the "United States Internal Revenue", Assistant Assessor's Office, 5th Division in Virginia by order of Thos. A. Conklin, Assistant Assessor of that Office.There is a pencilled note on the back regarding the death of Col. Wm. Dickinson and the applicability, or not, of the law passed June 30, 1864.Assistant Assessor Conklin directs the recipient to report to his office on, or before the 1st day of Jan., 1867. An interesting artifact from the early days of Reconstruction.~In contemporary calf over marbled boards, with morocco labels. [850] pages, with eight leaves of pink paper inserted and not included in the pagination. The acts are separately paginated. Very Good binding.

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         ORDINANCES AND ACTS OF THE RESTORED GOVERNMENT OF VIRGINIA, PRIOR TO THE FORMATION OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA; WITH THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA, TO MARCH 2d, 1866. [VIZ.] ORDINANCES OF THE CONVENTION, ASSEMBLED AT WHEELING, ON THE 11th OF JUNE, 1861 [WITH] ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA; PASSED AT THE EXTRA SESSION ..

      Wheeling: John Frew, 1866. First Edition. Half Leather. Very Good binding. [WITH] CONSTITUTION OF WEST VIRGINIA; [WITH] ACT OF THE LEGISLATION OF WEST VIRGINIA, 1863 ... etc.~This copy with the signature of Henry C. Dickinson of Bedford County, Virginia, Captain in Company A, Second Virginia Cavalry. Dickinson was captured and incarcerated in Federal prisons at Morris Island, Pulaski and Point Lookout. Laid in is a broadside: "Assessor's Notice for Legacy and Succession Taxes" printed up for the "United States Internal Revenue", Assistant Assessor's Office, 5th Division in Virginia by order of Thos. A. Conklin, Assistant Assessor of that Office. There is a pencilled note on the back regarding the death of Col. Wm. Dickinson and the applicability, or not, of the law passed June 30, 1864. Assistant Assessor Conklin directs the recipient to report to his office on, or before the 1st day of Jan., 1867. An interesting artifact from the early days of Reconstruction.~In contemporary calf over marbled boards, with morocco labels. [850] pages, with eight leaves of pink paper inserted and not included in the pagination. The acts are separately paginated. Very Good binding.

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         RÉPERTOIRE ENCYCLOPÉDIQUE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE :; COMPRENANT PAR ORDRE ALPHABÉTIQUE TOUT CE QUI A PARUS ET PARAIT EN FRANCE ET À L'ÉTRANGER DEPUIS LAS DÉCOUVERTE PAR NIEPCE ET DAGUERRE, DE L'ART D'IMPRIMER AU MOYEN DE LA LUMIÈRE, ET LES NOTIONS DE CHIMIE, PHYSIQUE ET PERSPECTIVE QUI S'Y RAPPORTENT

      [Vol. 1-4] Bureau de la rédaction; [vol. 5-6] Amyot, Paris 1866 - 6 volumes. 8vo., [Vol. 1] 508 pp.; [Vol. 2] 488 pp.; [Vol. 3], 376 pp.; [Vol. 4] 390 pp.; [Vol. 5] 389 pp.; [Vol. 6] 410 pp.; hundreds of b&w wood engravings. Engraved seal vignettes on each title page. Contemporary binding of quarter morocco in 6 compartments with raised bands and title in gilt on the spine; marbled paper over boards, all edges marbled. Slight scuffing to the spines, with an occasional spot of foxing, with the first volume exhibiting a bit of light toning; else fine and bright. Collates complete. The 4 page quarto Prospectus, dated 1861 is folded and laid-in. Pierre-René-Marie-Henri Moulin du Coudray de la Blanchère, commonly known as Henri de La Blanchère, was born at La Flèche, 1821. His first studies were in forestry, then natural sciences. In 1848, he adopts photography as an aide to his scientific work. By 1856, he has opened a photographic studio in Paris, perfecting a waxed paper process based upon that of Gustave Le Gray, and became a member of the Société Francaise de Photographie. He was a prolific writer and experimenter, and exhibited his photographs until his death in 1880.An outstanding encyclopedia of all the photographic materials, formulas, apparatus and applications known to date, which a generous number of illustrations. This is referred to as the first encyclopedia of photography, although it is an exhaustive text book of photographic and photomechanical processes. Uncommon, with Worldcat locating full sets at only these United States libraries: Eastman House, Getty Research, Harvard Fine Arts, University of Michigan, New York Public, Harry Ransom Center, and Johns Hopkins. Roosens and Salu No. 3541. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Andrew Cahan: Bookseller, Ltd., ABAA]
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         Heiteres und Ernstes aus dem Soldatenleben eines alten Officiers.

      original Leinenband, Rundumgoldschnitt, 8, VI, 232 Seiten Zustand: Fadenheftung etwas gelockert, Vorsätze etwas fleckig, sonst gut Vorwort: Wenn ich mich in schon vorgerücktem Alter entschloß, meine Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen während einer fast dreißigjährigen Dienstzeit niederzuschreiben, so verfolgte ich dabei hauptsächlich den Zweck, jüngeren Kameraden einen Einblick zu geben, wie es vor mehr als vierzig Jahren in der Armee aussah und wie sich die Verhältnisse bis unmittelbar nach dem Feldzuge 1866 geändert, gebessert haben. Manches, was hier erzählt wird, dünkt heute kaum glaublich. Ich will mit der Veröffentlichtung meiner Erlebnisse außerdem den Zweck erreichen, daß von Seite der Herren Vorstände von Veteranen- und anderen patriotischen Vereinen den jüngeren Mitgliedern nahe gelegt werde, wie viel günstiger sich für die Angehörigen der Armee die Verhätlnisse gegen früher gestaltet haben. Wenn auch die physischen und geistigen Anforderungen heute mitunter gegen früher bedeutendere sein mögen, so wir zugegeben werden, daß das Ertragen von Strapazen dem Soldaten durch zweckmäßige Adjustierung und Ausrüstung und was die Hauptsache, durch die menschenwürdigere Behandlung leichter gemacht wird weiters dürfte durch die Veröffentlichung meiner Erzählungen manches bisher unwichtig Beurtheilte - und das betrifft Nordböhmen, als den im Feldzugsjahre 1866 stark betroffenen Theil - aufgeklärt werden. Indem ich somit meine Mittheilungen der Öffentlichkeit übergebe, sollen dieselben mit der ergebenen Bitte begleitet sein, es möge das Urtheil über manches darin Vorkommende wohlwollend sein gegenüber dem Verfasser. G. M. . . . . Buch

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         The Ohio Hunter: Or a Brief Sketch of the Frontier Life of Samuel E. Edwards, The Great Bear and Deer Hunter of the State of Ohio

      Review and Herald, Steam Press Print, Battle Creek, Mich 1866 - 12mo. [1], 240 pages. Frontispiece illustration of Mr. Edwards in his "Hunting Costume". Brown cloth hardcover with blind decorative stamped borders on the covers. Gilt lettered title with illustrated bear on the spine. Light edge wear to cloth extremities with a few loose threads at the base of the boards. Gilt title and illustration on the spine is slightly faded. Moderate scattered foxing to contents. 3 previous ownership inscriptions to the front end papers documenting its provenance. Book first acquired by 15-year old Newton A. Ramsey of Putnam County, Ohio in 1868 with his pencil inscription written on the front blank end paper. Ramsey's daughter Ethel gifted this book to her cousin Dollie Snyder in 1955. Mrs. Howard J. Snyder (Dottie) passed away in 1967 in Hancock County, Ohio. On page 5 the author dedicated this book to the citizens of Piquay and Hancock Counties, Northwest, Ohio. A good plus copy of Edward's fascinating frontier hunting reminiscences. Howes E - 70 "b".; Streeter VII 4091 ; Clements One Hundred Michigan Rarities 93. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         (xt) THE JEWISH CHRONICLE. JAN 5, 1866-JULY 5, 1867 [WHOLE NRS. 577-655], 79 CONTIGUOUS ISSUES. COMPLETE RUN THUS

      London : Abraham Benisch(1866-1867). 1st edition. Lacks outer binding, original period internal sewn binding in tact. Folio, 632 pages (8 pages each issue. Complete for 1866 and first half of 1867. English with occasional Hebrew. The Jewish Chronicle, Founded in 1841, it is the oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the world. It was initially under the editorship of D. Meldola and M. Angel. "On Oct 18, 1844, to the editorship of Joseph Mitchell, it took the title of "The Jewish Chronicle (New Series) and Working Man's Friend"; it appeared only fortnightly till July 9, 1847, when it became a weekly; from Aug. 18, 1854, it was edited by M. H. Bresslau, who changed the title to "The Jewish Chronicle and Hebrew Observer. " From Jan. 12, 1855, A. Benisch assumed the editorship, which he retained till April 2, 1869, when Michael Henry took charge of the paper until his death" (JE, 1905) . Includes numerous ads and announcements from the period, indicating deaths, weddings, and celebrations of all kinds, from across the UK, the British Empire, English Speaking Jewry and, indeed, the entire world. Anniversary dinners and events often list participants, which sometimes read like who's who's of Anglo-jewry of the period, and at other times mention names from the far reaches of the British Empire. Too many various reports, letters, discussions, and ads to describe, but a report on the re-unification of the Jewish community of Charleston, South Carolina, 25 years after the split-off by the reformers, caught our eye. SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Great Britain -- Newspapers. Mid-19th century paper has held up very well, Good solid condition overall. Scarce to come up in the trade. (br-11-2)

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         Works of Charles Dickens 52 Volume Set - Household Edition; Hard Times. Sketches, Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, Christmas Stories, Curiosity Shop, American Notes, Uncommercial Traveler, David Copperfield, Martin Chuzzlewit, Mutual Friend, Bleak House, Barnaby Rudge, Great Expectations, Two Cities, Dombey & Son, Little Dorrit, Nicholas Nickleby

      Sheldon and Company (New York) Dates: 1862 - 1866 - HC - 52 Vol Set - Dates do range and will be noted below (1862-1866). Greenish-blue finished cloth with gilt emblem to cover and gilt titling to spine. B/W Frontis with tissue guard. Some Volumes have shelfwear to head/foot of spine, minor rubbing. Clean Interiors. No markings. Bright text-block pages. Hard Times (Vol I and II, 1863); Sketches (Vol I and II,1866); Pickwick Papers (Vol I, II, III, IV, 1864); Oliver Twist (Vol I and II, 1863) w/ one page loose, fourth flyleaf; Christmas Stories (Vol I and II, 1866); Curiosity Shop (Vol, I, II and III, 1864); American Notes (Vol. I and II, 1866); Uncommercial Traveler (Single Volume, 1 book 1865); David Copperfield (Vol. I, II, III and IV, 1863); Martin Chuzzlewit (Vol. I, II, III and IV, 1862); Mutual Friend (Vol. I, II, III and IV, 1866); Bleak House (Vol. I, II, III and IV, 1863); Barnaby Rudge (Vol. I, II and III, 1864); Great Expectations (Vol. I and II, 1864); A Tale of Two Cities (Vol. I and II, 1863); Dombey & Son (Vol. I, II, III and IV, 1862); Little Dorrit (Vol. I, II, III and IV, 1863); Nicholas Nickleby (Vol, II, III and IV, 1866- VOLUME ONE is missing). All Complete Volumes of each book as described except one book, Nicholas Nickleby which is so unfortunate but only has Volumes II, III and IV (missing Vol. I). Everything else - COMPLETE whole Volume Set. 8vos. HANDSET SET!!! --Dave B. Box 7 & 8 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The History of Scotland¿

      Nimmo, Edinburgh 1866 - 10 vols. Contemporary full calf. Fine binding. A finely bound set of this good standard work. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Mansfield Park. A novel.

      Boston: Ticknor & Fields. 1866 - Some light foxing to titlepage & first few leaves of text. Orig. brown cloth, front board with borders & publisher's monogram in blind, spine lettered in gilt; expertly recased with well-executed repairs to head & tail spine. Not in Gilson, who lists an 1863 Ticknor & Fields edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1866 & 1872. 2 works, octavo. Original red cloth, Alice in Wonderland rebacked with original spine laid-down, spines lettered in gilt, triple gilt rules to covers, gilt roundels with "Alice" motifs to covers, dark green endpapers, all edges gilt. Housed in individual custom red chemises, together in a custom red morocco pull-off case. Frontispieces and 90 illustrations by John Tenniel. Bookseller's ticket to front pastedowns, binder's ticket to rear pastedowns. Alice in Wonderland: somewhat inexpertly repaired, cloth slightly marked and bubbled, hinges repaired, small repair to foot of p. 5, occasional faint spot of foxing. Looking-Glass: an excellent copy in unusually bright cloth, hinges cracked but holding, text block sound. First editions. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is the first published edition: the book was originally printed in Oxford at the Clarendon Press in June 1865, but was suppressed when Dodgson heard that the book's illustrator was dissatisfied with the quality of the printing. He recalled the few pre-publication copies he had sent out to his friends and donated them to hospitals, where most perished. Only 23 of those original "1865 Alices" are now extant, mostly in institutional holdings, thus creating one of the most famous black tulips of book collecting. The book was entirely reset by Richard Clay for this authorized Macmillan edition which, although dated 1866, was in fact ready by November 1865, in time for the Christmas market, and was published in an edition of 4,000 copies. Likewise, Through the Looking-Glass was published for the Christmas market and bears the following year's date in its imprint. It was actually published in December 1871, in an edition of 9,000 copies. The set bears the bookplates of Samuel Putnam Avery (1822–1904), New York art dealer, and book collector Herbert Ten Broeck Jacquelin, together with a letter laid in from E. P. Dutton & Co. to Jacquelin, dated 11 November 1919 and offering the copies for sale.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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