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        The Belton Estate

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1866. First and Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of this quite difficult-to-find Anthony Trollope triple-decker, being a mixed edition in mixed bindings. Volume I and Volume II are of the first edition and Volume III is stated to be the second edition (but in reality is part of the first edition, second printing). The novel centers on the unsophisticated but golden-hearted farmer, Will Belton, a distant cousin of Clara Amedroz who occupies the Estate with her aged father. Belton becomes heir to the Estate upon the suicide of Clara's spendthrift brother, Charles, and, while visiting the Estate, falls in love with Clara who, in turn, is in love with Captain Aylmer, a rather cold up-and-coming Member of Parliament to whom Clara becomes engaged. While the young Henry James described The Belton Estate as being "a stupid book, without a single thought or idea in it ... a sort of mental pablum", Nathaniel Hawthorne's general description of Trollope's novels as "solid, substantial, written on the strength of beef and through the inspiration of ale..." is a more apt description of this work. Noted by Sadleir as being one of the scarcest of all of Trollope's works, the novel does not often appear on the market in the original triple-decker format and sets with each volume in first edition, first printing are scarcer still. [Three editions -- i.e. printings, in the case at hand -- of the novel were issued in the triple-decker format. Although dated "1866", the first printing was issued in 1865 and the second and third printings were issued in 1866. Nicely, the title page in Volumes I and II of this set bear a prior owner's contemporary signature dated 1885.] Sadleir states that first editions, first printings of the novel in any form are rare, that copies in original cloth are very rare, and that he never had seen a copy of the novel offered in a bookshop or at auction. Consequently, this mixed set, the first two Volumes of which are first edition, first printing, presents a good opportunity for the collector to obtain a scarce triple decker at a reasonable price. (The pages in Volumes I and II have been trimmed -- leaving ample margins -- and a binder could put the set in uniform bindings of a uniform size.) Interestingly, Trollope intended that the novel be issued in 2 volumes rather than in 3 and, in his schedule of returns earned from his work noted by his entry for The Belton Estate: "surreptitiously printed in three volumes". A Very Good copy of a scarce Trollope triple-decker novel of which Sadleir stated: "The Belton Estate in first edition, through some hazard of publishing history which I cannot explain, has simply disappeared." A Very Good copy of one of Trollope's scarcest works. QUITE SCARCE.

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        Morgane EDITION ORIGINALE ENVOI AUTOGRAPHE

      Saint-Brieuc: Imp. & Lib. Francisque Guyon, 1866. Fine. Imp. & Lib. Francisque Guyon, Saint-Brieuc 1866, 16,5x25cm, broché. - First Edition printed out small numbers and that it does not come from large commercial papers. autograph dedication of the author. Back dummy cleverly refurbished identical boards, small angular tears and marginal gaps restored on the boards, rare interior shots. --- 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 hors commerce imprimée à petit nombre et dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de Auguste Comte de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam. Dos factice habilement refait à l'identique des plats, petites déchirures angulaires et manques marginaux restaurés sur les plats, rares piqûres intérieures.

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        Les travailleurs de la mer EDITION ORIGINALE

      Paris|& Bruxelles|& Leipzig|& Livourne: Librairie internationale Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie, 1866. Fine. Librairie internationale Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie, Paris & Bruxelles & Leipzig & Livourne 1866, 15x23cm, 3 volumes reliés. - Edition without edition statement. Binders half shagreen cherry, back with four nerves decorated with gilded triple boxes embellished with decorative motifs and golden florets, small lacks a higher cap, cold frames nets on the boards of red cardboard, paper contreplats guards and to tank, some corners used not serious, romantic bindings of the time. Provenance: Library of Leo Married Isle with its engraved bookplate pasted on contreplats. Rare foxinges without gravity. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale sans mention d'édition. Reliures en demi chagrin cerise, dos à quatre nerfs ornés de triples caissons dorés agrémentés de motifs décoratifs et de fleurons dorés, petits manques sur une coiffe supérieure, encadrements de filets à froid sur les plats de cartonnage rouge, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, quelques coins émoussés sans gravité, reliures romantiques de l'époque. Provenance : de la bibliothèque de Léon Marié de l'Isle avec ses ex-libris gravés encollés sur les contreplats. Rares rousseurs sans gravité.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1866. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and Alice motifs to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, Alice devices to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated by John Tenniel. The occasional light blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. First published edition, and a beautifully bound copy. Famously, the 1865 first printing of Alice was withdrawn on account of Dodgson's objections to the printing of Tenniel's engravings. The book was re-set by Clay's for publication by Macmillan sometime around the beginning of November 1865, while the rejected 1865 sheets were given a new tipped-in title and re-issued by Appleton's in New York in April or May 1866.

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        Die Gebirgsgruppe der Hohen-Tauern, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Orographie, Gletscherkunde, Geologie und Meteorologie, nach eigenen Untersuchungen dargestellt.

      Wien, Beck, 1866. in-4to, XVII + 2 Bll. + 408 S., mit 20 Textfiguren u. 3 (2 farb.) mehrf. gef. lithogr. Karten, original H-Lederband mit Ecken, Rücken mit Titel - u. Autor's-Schildchen, kleinere Schabspuren.. Erstausgabe - Gutes komplettes Exemplar dieses Standardwerkes. Mit sehr ausführlichen und detaillierten Beschreibungen des höchsten Alpen-Massifs Österreichs.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Dreyer 863; Perret 4103. (indication erronne: 487 p. et 3 grandes cartes depl. dans l'atlas).

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        Manuscript Journal of the Grand Tour of Europe of Emma Whitehead, illustrated with tipped in photographs and engravings, 1866-1867

      - Quarto, 168 pages, with 49 albumen photographs (2 ½" x 3 ½") and 15 engravings (clipped from magazines, newspapers, etc.) tipped, or pasted in, bound in half black leather, marbled cloth boards, gold lettering "Scrap Book" on spine, written in ink, in a legible hand, and dated 8 January 1866 to 22 June 1867. The illustrations cover everything from historic sites she visited, to art work she saw, famous churches (interiors and outside), scenic vistas, etc. The author calls her trip "Notes of Foreign Travel, 1866-67." Emma Whitehead was from the Boston area or elsewhere in New England, she traveled with a companion who is not identified. The journal is very readable with some riveting entries, not only on the usual sites, but with observations about the common people and local customs as well. It begins with her departure from London on 8 January 1866. She visits a number of areas in southern England, then crosses the Channel to Paris, the Riviera, northern Italy, the Alps, Paris again, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Pau, Bayonne, Biarritz, Angouleme, Orleans, Frankfort, Nuremburg, Prague, Dresden, Berlin, Brussels, Waterloo, and then back to England, where she sails from Liverpool on 22 June 1867 and arrives in Boston, Massachusetts, on 2 July 1867. Throughout her travels, she writes her impressions of the places she visits, giving good descriptions. She is obviously an educated middle, or upper class, woman. Some examples from the journal are as follows: When in Munich - "The present King of Bavaria is only 21 or 22 years of age and is averse to the duties of his Office. It is reported.he went away.taking only one attendant and was in the mountains enjoying himself.Sleeping and Eating in Shepherd's Cots." When visiting the Austrian Tyrol - "The real life of the Cow-heard of the Alps differs widely from the beau Idea of poetry and romance. From 6 to 8 months he is banished from the haunts of men, above the Clouds, occupying a wretched chalet." Leaving England and arriving on the continent at Boulogne, Emma is shocked by what she sees of the women: ".the following day Sunday crossed the Channel; had a very good passage of 2 ¼ hours, and landed at Boulogne, about 3 o'clock; it seemed very strange to see the women, come instead of men, to carry up the luggage; dragging and putting forth all their strength, to carry up the large trunks, here you see the degradation of women, the invariably do the most laborious part of the work." In Germany she sees women ".working on Building, uploading Bricks, then Carrying great loads of them to the Top.the most slavish hard work." There are a couple of pages on the Englishman who climbed the Matterhorn in 1865, most of group "dashed to pieces" on descent. When in Florence she writes a full page on the "Villa Torrigiana" In Paris she's there for the opening of Parliament, there are "dashing Equipages", and she has a good view of the Emperor and Empress. Plus she's not a fan of Pau "a Stupid place", bullfighting is "perfectly disgusting." Other things she sees are a stilt-walking shepherd, the Carnival of the Ox, a fire in a lodging house, and this very descriptive description of the Jews of Prague: "Left for Prague on Thursday at 5 P.M. travelling all night and arriving in that city 5 o'clock Friday morning March 29th. Prague is the capital of Bohemia, there are about 10,000 Jews within its walls. Their oldest synagogue is remarkable for its antiquity, they assess that it is 900 years old; the dust and smoke of ages remain here undisturbed; broom, soap or white-wash would be sacrilege and except for indispensable repairs, no change has been made in the building for centuries. It is a small apartment, supported on pointed arches, by three pillars, dingy with age and smoke; and the light which streams through its narrow gothic windows cannot dissipate the gloom within. In some of [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Paris, 27. VII. 1866.. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. 8vo.. "Dear Mr. Bouer [?] / I entreat of you to write to me - send your letter on a Thursday, thro' Lord Bloomfield's 'Bag' under cover to Mr. Beaumont (Somerset), 144 Piccadilly. I count on you. I can tell you little from here, for Paris is quite a second rate actor in this drama leaning mostly on poor Austria's consent to seem obliged to the Emperor N. for something. The French Empire is far more beaten than the Austrian one - but then there is this difference that the 'French Empire' is not France. Pray write to me, and give me news [...] Tell me about all our particular friends". - Die schottischstämmige Rose Stewart hatte den französischen Diplomaten und Schriftsteller Henri Blaze de Bury geheiratet, dessen heute bekanntestes Werk wohl seine Faust-Übersetzung darstellt. Durch ihren Salon zählte die u. a. mit Bismarck gut bekannte Baronne zu den hervorragendsten Persönlichkeiten der Pariser literarischen Szene der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jhs.

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        Five letters from the Canadian West family of A.B. Foster to relatives in Richmondville, New York

      Sophiasburg, North Port: 1866-1870. In all 18pp. 1 vols. 8vo and 4to. Small minor stains. In all 18pp. 1 vols. 8vo and 4to. 1. 28 July 1866. It is 100 degrees in the shade and A.B. Foster is spending the vacation hoeing potatoes, raking & binding rye, mowing grass. She was examined by the county board as to her teaching qualifications but hasn't yet heard the results. There were 105 teachers writing examinations for two days in book keeping, grammar, geography, history , algebra, Euclid, animal and vegetable physiology, mensuration, trigonometry , etc. "I understand they have heard from Martin once or twice since you left. In his last he makes mention of the Fenian invasion of our soil in a very jocular manner, and thinks it only made us look good for the St. Albans affair. I would like to hear from him or anyone else to know the Government of this country were at fault in that affair, a scheme which was concocted in Chicago by a few Southern refugees who secretly made this Country a place of concealment for carrying out their designs but which no sooner came to the knowledge of our Gov. than they took steps to put a finis upon such proceeding and hundreds of our volunteers and thousands of dollars were put in motion. No! whatever may be said by your public prints &c our Gov. can not be blamed for that affair and as for Southern sympathizers, were there not as many in your own state 'so-called Copperheads.' We can not be called to acct. for our opinion. and then that our soil should be invaded by the very meaner part of your population and our brave young fellows shot down, carrying grief and sorrow to many a peaceful Canadian fireside. Ah! poor McEarchen and Tempest, McKenzie &c you left your study in the College and your noble class and standing to repel the dastardly foe and as nobly as in the classroom did you 'do, when bullets rattled round, but alas you paid your hearts blood in the cause, but your names are treasured here as household words. Do you know why Uncle Sam was so dilatory in putting down this most miserable rabble? Is it right that our peaceful homes should be ravished, plundered, our sons slaughtered by the scum of your population, under the pretense that they wish to erect their Gov. into an Irish Republic? E'er this shall be done they must pass over the bodies of her slaughtered sons. I know not that ever a call was made for troops, before, that was so promptly relied to. The whole male population sprang to arms, and were desirous to be led to the encounter. Joe was among the first to volunteer and formed a Co. in this Section. We think we are prepared now for quite a force. But enough. Where there was one Annexationist before this miserable raid, there are ten bitter opponents now. So great a change has it wrought in public opinion." 2. 16 act 1866. A.B. Foster writes about the death of his father-in-law. The farm is now rented out. Father has rupture and cannot last long. "Joseph and I have come to bargain about living together. I am to live with him, help him work the place, furnish half the seed, for half the produce, half the lambs and half the wool, half the calves, &c. I pay the hired labour. He furnishes all the team, half the seed and feed, all the expense and half the provisions, the House. I let my place out for enough to pay all the hired labour we shall want." 3. 28 Jan 1868. A.B. Foster writes about the marriage of his mother-in-law to a Mr. VanDewater of the Township of Sydney, County of Hastings. They still live with the old bachelor. 4. 9 June 1870. A.B. Foster writes of the death of Uncle William Giles Foster of dropsy - the last of the original Canadian Fosters. He delineates the other Foster relatives - providing detail about inhabitants of North Port. 5. 23 Aug 1870. A.B. Foster writes of family matters. "Ra & I with several of our neighbours and friends have just had a Pic-nic to the Sand Banks. We had a very amusing & interesting time; amusing because we each of us, ladies & all, had to have a roll down the most prominent Banks; interesting because of the great change in the form and position of the Banks since we were there in 1865. The First Bank although the handsomest is not near so lofty as some of the others father to the westward, but it has very much increased in size, so much so as to render the road impassable by the side of it, and a new one has been cut farther from the Lake. We took our dinner upon the loftiest Bank under a beautiful shade of Poplars, on which I might say numberless tourists have inscribed their names & residence, many from New York State." "The Germans and Prussians are having an interesting time. My sympathies have been on the side of the French although they appear to have been the aggressors. The Germans I think have not pursued a perfectly honest course of late & seem to me to sacrifice principle to the unity of Germany. Let them fight it out." "Hop picking is all the rage here just now. I can look from my writing upon the pickers in 3 diff. yards. Hops good - much better than last year."

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        The Belton Estate

      Chapman and Hall, 1866, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First and Second editionA Very Good copy of this quite difficult-to-find Anthony Trollope triple-decker, being a mixed edition in mixed bindings. Volume I and Volume II are of the first edition and Volume III is stated to be the second edition (but in reality is part of the first edition, second printing). The novel centers on the unsophisticated but golden-hearted farmer, Will Belton, a distant cousin of Clara Amedroz who occupies the Estate with her aged father. Belton becomes heir to the Estate upon the suicide of Clara's spendthrift brother, Charles, and, while visiting the Estate, falls in love with Clara who, in turn, is in love with Captain Aylmer, a rather cold up-and-coming Member of Parliament to whom Clara becomes engaged. While the young Henry James described The Belton Estate as being "a stupid book, without a single thought or idea in it ... a sort of mental pablum", Nathaniel Hawthorne's general description of Trollope's novels as "solid, substantial, written on the strength of beef and through the inspiration of ale..." is a more apt description of this work.Noted by Sadleir as being one of the scarcest of all of Trollope's works, the novel does not often appear on the market in the original triple-decker format and sets with each volume in first edition, first printing are scarcer still. [Three editions -- i.e. printings, in the case at hand -- of the novel were issued in the triple-decker format. Although dated "1866", the first printing was issued in 1865 and the second and third printings were issued in 1866. Nicely, the title page in Volumes I and II of this set bear a prior owner's contemporary signature dated 1885.] Sadleir states that first editions, first printings of the novel in any form are rare, that copies in original cloth are very rare, and that he never had seen a copy of the novel offered in a bookshop or at auction. Consequently, this mixed set, the first two Volumes of which are first edition, first printing, presents a good opportunity for the collector to obtain a scarce triple decker at a reasonable price. (The pages in Volumes I and II have been trimmed -- leaving ample margins -- and a binder could put the set in uniform bindings of a uniform size.) Interestingly, Trollope intended that the novel be issued in 2 volumes rather than in 3 and, in his schedule of returns earned from his work noted by his entry for The Belton Estate: "surreptitiously printed in three volumes". A Very Good copy of a scarce Trollope triple-decker novel of which Sadleir stated: "The Belton Estate in first edition, through some hazard of publishing history which I cannot explain, has simply disappeared." A Very Good copy of one of Trollope's scarcest works. QUITE SCARCE.

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        The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, And Exploration of the Nile Sources

      London: Macmillan and Co. 1866., 1866. First Edition. Two volumes, octavo, pp. xxx, 395, pp. ix, 384. Two maps one of which is folding, thirteen full page woodcuts, 23 in text woodcuts, lithograph frontispiece in volume two. In publisher's green cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt decoration to upper boards, brown endpapers, fore edges untrimmed. Ownership bookplate to front pastedown of both volumes. Slight lean to both volumes, some spotting to prelims, but generally very bright and clean textblocks. Both textblocks shaken in the case, with the inner joints split along the endpaper gutter but still sound. Short closed tear to the folding map near to the gutter. Some bumping to the head and tail caps and to the corners, small tear to the bottom of the spine of volume one, small tear to the top of the spine of volume two. Some light wear and marking to the cloth, with some ruching to the cloth in places. Overall a very good copy.

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        The Story of the Telegraph in India.

      London: E. & F.N. Spon, 1866 - Octavo. Original maroon sand-grained cloth, title gilt to spine and to the upper board, triple fillet panel in blind to the boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. Spine a little sunned, overall slightly rubbed, ?inscription clipped from the head of the title page, first gathering a little spring, light toning, occasional foxing, a very good copy. Folding map. First edition. Uncommon, just four locations on Copac - BL, Oxford, Cambridge, and NLS - OCLC adds MIT only. Adley dedicates the book to Robert Wygram Crawford, chairman of the Commons committee on East India Telegraphic and Postal communications, and also of The East India Railway Company, as another who has "ceaselessly advocated measures indispensable to remedy the unhappily benighted condition of Telegraphic science and accommodation in India" (Preface). Adley had spent several years in the employ of the EIRC, as an assistant engineer on the Burdwan division in West Bengal, and for a year as resident engineer on the construction of the Raniganj division, he was later appointed Superintendent of the Telegraph Department of the line. In 1858 he had founded the Engineers' Journal and Railway and Public Works Chronicle of India and the Colonies, published in Calcutta, which he also edited. After a brief retirement in England, he returned to India in 1868 joining the Public Works Department of the Government of India. His first duty was the design of the Small Arms Factory at Dum-Dum, Bengal, for which he was highly commended by the Government. He was subsequently engaged in designing drainage and irrigation systems for the improvement of the famine and fever-stricken districts near the Hooghly. In 1873 he finally retired to England, his health undermined by years working in the marshes of Bengal. He died in 1896, aged 68. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The SCENERY Of ITHACA And The HEAD WATERS Of The CAYUGA LAKE, as Portryed by Different Writers.

      Ithaca NY: Spence Spencer, 1866. 153 pp. VG (lt soil & wear to cloth).

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        The Atlantic Telegraph

      London: Day & Son Limited, 1866. Book. Illus. by Robert Dudley. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Original blind and gilt-stamped decorative cloth, all edges gilt. Professionally restored spine, binding is tight and square with light stains, endpapers replaced. Color lithograph title page, chart of the voyage and 24 tissue-guarded lithographed plates after paintings by Robert Dudley. Library number and stamp on title page, no other marks or inscriptions. Some mild foxing. vi, 117 pp.+ 4pp. advertisements. 29,5 x 21,5 cm. .

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        Amazing and scarce magnificently inscribed "Sitting Bull & Custer" extra-illustrated with a signed photo of the author and a bold signature of General Custer

      n.p., 1866/1867, February 13, 1915. 6.5" x 9.5". "Signature ""Genl Custer / Fort Riley / Kansas"" archivally affixed to the title page of a rare numbered, copiously illustrated Limited Edition Author-inscribed copy of ""Sitting Bull & Custer,"" a drama telling the story of the Custer massacre from the Indian point of view, by A. McG. Beede, 50 pages, 6.5"" x 9.5"" (Bismarck, N.D.: Bismarck Tribune Company, 1913). Photograph Signed by author on verso ""To Percy MacKay / from / A.McG. Beede,"" sepia, 3.75"" x 5.75"", archivally tipped in opposite title page. The book is bound in buck skin leather, with Custer's 7th Calvary crossed sabers emblem in gold on the front cover. Beautifully illustrated with line drawings, some in color, portraits and Indian pictographs. Edition of 1000, numbered in print ""998"" on verso of half-title. Paper clip rust marks at top of the first four pages and the tipped in photograph. Fine condition.Educator, minister of the Gospel, missionary, author, poet, and playwright Aaron McGaffey Beede (1859-1934) received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from the Andover, Massachusetts, Theological Seminary in 1890. Superintendent of Schools in Alfred, Maine (1891-1894), he left to take over the Chair of Greek and German in a school in Redfield, South Dakota in 1895. In 1899, Beede moved to Fargo, North Dakota, to take over the post of Assistant President at Fargo College (1900-1901). Also, in 1899, Beede received a Doctorate degree in Philosophy from Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. In 1901, Beede returned to the ministry to do Episcopal missionary work in the Sioux County area. He was responsible for much of the Indian work in Sioux County between 1901-1916. Beede had learned the Sioux language at fifteen when he spent two years visiting the Sioux and Chippewa. Beede has penned the following on the half-title page; ""This copy #998 in the / 1000 special numbered copies / belongs to / Percy MacKaye; / presented in remembrance of / Feb'y 13, 1915, by the author. / Song of the Owl's Wings (Indian) There were spirits forever / Sailing o'er the wide Sea / Looking ever and ever / For a shore full of glee; And each spirit forever / With a Kiss on its brow / Will inherit forever what ever / Its own bliss will allow / A. McG. Beede / (My Indian name is Shiptoe)."" On the opposite page, Beede has penned ""An Indian song / Why should I, / Ever I, / Why should I, Ever I, / Let my poor heart be sod, / Let my poor heart be sod / Because of that fool boy."" Inside the book, in the upper blank margin of page 27, Beede has penned: ""Where am I? Ghosts are in this place. / I am, - I see my lover's face."""

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        The Paradise Lost of Milton. With Illustrations by John Martin.

      London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1866 - Folio (370 × 260 mm). Contemporary red morocco by A. W. Bain, spine elaborately gilt in compartments with yellow morocco onlays, boards elaborately gilt-panelled with green morocco onlays, marbled endpapers, turn-ins and all edges gilt. Binding rubbed and scuffed, some spotting to contents, particularly the edges of the plates but not usually affecting the image. A very good copy. 24 plates by John Martin. A handsomely bound volume of Martin's Paradise Lost. John Martin's dramatic panoramas of Old Testament scenes achieved a "hold on the popular imagination unparalleled in his day" (ODNB). Disdained by the artistic establishment, he reached out to the public by staging paid viewings and selling prints of his monumental canvases, and he became the most popular artist-showman of the day. "Mezzotint is a medium peculiarly suited to Manichaean fantasies: the black void of the prepared plate, blackness scraped away to create forms and highlights. Paradise Lost, illustrated in two sets of mezzotints for the publisher Septimus Prowett in 1825–7, was ideal material for Martin, who echoed Milton's solemnity while opening out his cadences in the imagery of groves and chases bathed in silvery light and an underworld where fires tongue the darkness and bridges span nothingness and Satan's armies infest the gloom. In mezzotint Martin's vision thrived" (ODNB).

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        THE SCENERY OF ITHACA AND THE HEAD WATERS OF THE CAYUGA LAKE, AS PORTRAYED BY DIFFERENT WRITERS, AND EDITED BY THE PUBLISHER

      Ithaca: Spence Spencer, 1866.. 150,[3]pp. including numerous woodcuts and twenty mounted albumen photographs by J.C. Burritt. Contemporary calf, gilt titles. Joints and edges neatly repaired. Light occasional foxing. Very good. A specially- produced edition of this work, illustrated with albumen photographs where the engravings are usually located, and in a special leather binding. These albumen photographs served as the models for the engravings in the regular edition, and several of the albumens are signed by the photographer J.C. Burritt in the negative. A wonderfully illustrated book essential to any collector interested in the history of Ithaca, or in the history of early photography in the state of New York. SABIN 89381. GOODSPEED 201:130.

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        Porträt Benedetto Croce (1866-1952).

      - Radierung, auf Velin mit Wasserzeichen: van Gelder. 32:23,5 cm. Vorzüglicher, vollrandiger Abdruck, mit kleinem Randeinriß unten. Unsigniert, vermutlich Probedruck! Benedetto Croce war ein italienischer Philosoph, Humanist, Historiker, Politiker, Kunsthistoriker und Kritiker. Mit Thomas Mann stand er in brieflichem Kontakt. Nach einem Studium an der Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie ging Großmann 1905-1914 nach Paris, wo er Schüler von L. Simon (1861-1945) war und freundschaftliche Kontakte zu L. Feininger (1881-1955) und H. Matisse (1869-1954) unterhielt. Anschließend verbrachte er einige Jahre in Berlin; zahlreiche Reisen erneut nach Paris, nach Schweden, in die Schweiz und nach Italien schlossen sich an. Nach seiner Rückkehr nach Berlin lehrte er an der Kunstakademie, wurde jedoch 1934 aus politischen Gründen entlassen. Großmann gilt neben Emil Orlik (1870-1932) als der bedeutendste deutsche Graphiker der 20er Jahre.

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        Campagna (La) del 1866 in Italia

      G.Cassone e comp., Torino-Firenze 1866 - Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fili e titolo impresso in oro al ds. Estratto della Rivista Militare Italiana, anno XI, volume IV. La prima grande tavola più volte ripiegata rappresenta il Piano topografico per servire all intelligenza delle operazioni del 23 e 24 Giugno 1866 . Le altre, anch esse rip., si riferiscono ai territori interessati dalle operazioni militari. Carta leggermente ingiallita, ma ottimo esemplare. Raro. 16mo (cm. 21,7), 278(2) pp. con, in fine, 5 tavv. rip. f.t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        CLINICAL NOTES ON UTERINE SURGERY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE STERILE CONDITION

      Robert Hardwicke, London 1866 - VIII, (2), 436 pp. Original plum cloth with blindstamped decoration on boards and gilt title on spine. Original black endpapers. Uncut. Discoloration at spine and edges. 2 contemporary names handwritten on ffep. Some foxing (first 8 and last 5 leaves only). The rare London 1st. edition, not often seen in original state, here without publishers advertisements [early issue?]. Preceedes the less rare 1st US edition with a few months. Sims (a US citizen) lived in Paris in the '60, having left the US because of the Civil War. For professional matters he preferred London however, where he could discuss with collegues in his mother-tongue. The preface is signed with a Mayfair address. He was a foreign member of the Obstetrical Society, and gave a number of presentations there. This is the only book he ever published. In 1864/65 some notes (however some 20 pp. in total only) were published in installments in THE LANCET, this is the first publication of all notes in one volume, thus largely in 1st edition. Seale Harris (WOMAN'S SURGEON 1950) writes:". it immediately aroused a storm of controversy. Almost all of the critics recognized its forceful style, its hold upon the reader's intererst, its abundance of bold and original thought, and its potentialities as a revolutionary influence in bringing effective treatment of sterility and allied ills within general reach. Arrayed against these favorable comments, however, were the animadversions of many who criticised the book for its casual and fragmentary nature, its complete absence of system, and, above all, its frank presentation of subjects theretofore considered taboo." and as an example of the last: ".his account of the way he had found it necessary in some instances to visit sterile married couples in their bedrooms and to apply there various measures (including, occasionally etherisation of the wife) to overcome the obstacles preventing conception." Indeed, even 150 years later the texts have a freshness not often encountered. It marked the turning point at which gynaecology ceased to be an ineffective medical appendage of obstetrics and became a surgical speciality. This book is remarkable for its accurate description of the fertile period in relation to the menstrual cycle - fifty years before it was rediscovered and really understood. Sims here also records a successful case of artificial insemination, although the patient subsequently miscarried in the fourth month. (.)". =Hagelin p.157. It further includes the first description of the duckbill vagina speculum ("Sims speculum") and a description of the knee-chest position, which Sims repopularized. Also Vaginismus is a term first used by Sims. Grolier Medicine 66B, Heirs of Hippocrates 1805, Norman 1949 (first American ed.), Garrison/ Morton 6057, Lilly 225, Wellcome. Rare: 1 copy in NCC (RUG), 2 copies in COPAC (Leeds and Edinburgh) . [Attributes: First Edition]

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        LaSalle Street from Court House Square

      Jevne & Almini.. [ 1866].. Tinted lithograph (brown and grey tones), image approximately 8 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches. Chips to left edge of paper at binding holes; small dark spot upper edge at far remove from image, scattered light soiing to margins, image clean and bright. Overall good to very good condition. Lithographic view of Chicago by Louis Kurz from the series Chicago Illustrated with descriptive material by James W. Sheahan. Published in installments by Jevne & Almini (1866). Each of the thirteen installments, issued in paper wraps, contained four tinted lithographs printed by the Chicago Lithographing Company. These lithographs represent scarce pre-fire views of the city, this portraying an elegant line of buildings suggestive of a prosperous and cultured city. Signs on the buildings provide an opportunity to provide advertising for a range of businesses such as "Turtle & Co. Detective Police Agency" and "Grommes & Ullrich Wines Liquour." .

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        Cathay and the Way Thither. Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China. With a Preliminary Essay on the Intercourse between China and the Western Nations previous to the Discovery of the Cape Route. [Two Volumes]

      Printed for the Hakluyt Society, London 1866 - Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica 1951. Cox I: 347. Vol. I containing the travels of Friar Odoric of Pordenone, 1316-30, and letters and reports from missionary friars from Cathay and India, 1292-1338, in English translation. With a list of 'illustrations from drawings by the author'. This and the following item have continuous main pagination. The supplementary material includes the 1866 annual report. Vol. II: Contemporary notices of Cathay under the Mongols, from Rashiduddin; Pegolotti's notices of the land route to Cathay and of Asiatic trade in the fourteenth century; Marignolli's recollections of eastern travel; Ibn Batt'ta's travels in Bengal and China; the journey of Benedict Goes from Agra to Cathay; all in English translation, with Latin and Italian texts of Odoric's narrative. Eberstadt notes this is the scarcest of the Hakluyt Society publications. Spines sunned, heads with small chips and tears, splits to endpapers at hinges repaired but a bit tender, small institutional bookplate to front pastedowns, owner's nautical bookplate opposite, light foxing on maps, one with a ragged margin from a misfold, otherwise leaves clean and unopened (uncut); a good+ or better set. Original blue cloth stamped in blind, gilt vignette of ship on front boards, spines ruled in blind, gilt titles, yellow endpaper [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Felix Holt The Radical

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1866., 1866. 3 volumes, all First Editions; 8vo.; pp. 304, 290, 284. An elegant set bound by Wood of London, c.1900 in half green crushed morocco with raised bands and gilt titles to spines evenly faded to brown, cloth boards with gilt rule, top edges gilt, marbled end papers. A little foxing to first and last leaves else fine.

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        Brand. Et dramatisk Digt.

      Gyldendalske Boghandel (F. Hegel), København 1866. 1. udgave. 271 sider. Smukt samtidigt rødt halvlæderbind med rig rygforgyldning. Gl. navn på fribladet

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        Feldbriefe. Herausgegeben von Max Mehler. Privatdruck, Aachen 1910. Gr.8°, Leinwandeinband, 3 montierte s-w-Fotos mit Portraits Mehlers, 2 aufklappbare Karten (Druck nach handgezeichneter und colorierter Vorlage), ca. 150 Seiten.

      . . Zustand: Buch etwas gewölbt, Gelenke geringst angeplatzt, eine Karte mit Einriss (ca. 3cm), sonst sehr schön. Das Buch war nie im Handel, wurde wahrscheinlich nur in einer sehr kleinen Auflage gedruckt. Der Autor war Teilhaber der Maschinenbau-Frabrik Nolten & Mehler (wohl) in Aachen. Das Vorwort lautet: "Einer Anregung meiner Mutter folgend, habe ich die Briefe Vaters aus den ruhmreichen Feldzügen 1866 und 1870/71 sowie zwei Jugendbriefe aus dem Jahre 1857 drucken lassen, damit jedes der Kinder die Briefe in Händen hat [.....]. Aachen, Weihnachten 1910, Max Mehler". Die Quelle ist von sowohl für die Geschichte der Kampfhandlungen und der im Text erwähnten Einheiten, als auch für die Industriegeschichte Aachens von höchster Bedeutung. 27 abgedruckte Briefe schrieb Mehler vom Feldzug 1866 (46 Seiten), 40 Briefe vom Feldzug 1870/71 (100 Seiten). Am Ende sind 2 Jugendbriefe abgedruckt (4 Seiten). Die Briefe erzählen sowohl von den Feldzügen, bringen aber auch Interna der Fabrik Nolten & Mehler. Carl Mehler stammte aus Aachen und machte 1857 sein Examen. Im selben Jahr reiste er zu Verwandten nach Fulda, um die "Bergwissenschaft" zu studieren. In einem Brief 1857 spricht er aber auch davon, Maschinenbau zu studieren und hernach in einer Fabrik in Aachen zu arbeiten. Vom 1.10.1863 bis zum 1.10.1864 diente er beim 2. Rheinischen Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 28 in Aachen. Am 29.10.1864 wurde er zum überzähligen Unteroffizier ernannt. 1866 wurde er bei der Mobilmachung zum 1. Rhein. IR Nr. 25 nach Sonderburg (Schleswig) eingezogen. Die 27 Briefe wurden verfasst in Sonderburg, Harburg, Bollstedt bei Mühlhausen/Thüringen, Mackenzell bei Fulda, Schönau a.d. fränkischen Saale, Kleinostheim bei Aschaffenburg, Wörth am Main, Uettingen bei Würzburg, Zellingen, Lohr, Roßbach, Fulda, Frankfurt, Walluf, Caub bei Bingen, Oberwallmenach und Dahlheim. Die schöne farbige Karte "Übersichtsskizze für die Märsche und Gefechte des I. Rhein. Inf. Regts. No. 25 im Feldzuge 1866" (aufgelappt 52x40cm) zeigt anschaulich den Verlauf des Marsches. Der erste Brief vom Krieg gegen Frankreich datiert auf den 22.7.1870. Mehler dient im 8. Rhein. IR Nr. 70 als Vizefeldwebel der Reserve. Er scheint in der Forma Nolten & Mehler eine leitende Position inne zu haben (wohl als Gründer einen Direktorenposten). Die Firma war wohl im produzierenden Maschinenbaugewerbe tätig (Lokomotiven? Werkzeugmaschinen?). 1870 wird er zum Leutnant der Landwehr ernannt. Bis September 1870 ist sein Regiment als Festungsbesatzung in Saarlouis stationiert, danach geht es nach Frankreich. An der Belagerung von Metz nimmt Mehlers Einheit teil, dann am langen Vormarsch durch Frankreich (über Reims und Amiens bis Rouen, dann St. Quentin - hierzu die aufklappbare Karte, Größe 34x52cm). Der letzte Brief datiert vom 28.2.1871. Die Briefe aus dem Krieg sind überwiegend an seinen Freund und Angestellten (wohl Prokuristen) Johann gerichtet (ca. 1/5 der Texte beziehen sich dabei auf Interna der Firma).

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        CITY OF ATLANTA, GA. No. 1. [Pl. 45]

      [New York. 1866].. Albumen photograph from a negative taken in 1866, 10 x 14 inches, on original two-tone gilt-edged thin card mount, 15 7/8 x 19 1/8 inches, with plate title and photographer's credit. 2 1/2 x 1/2-inch marginal paper loss to the lower left corner of the support sheet; a few small spots and discolorations; overall nice tones. Good. A stunning image from Barnard's PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN, an album which is one of the two greatest photographic monuments to the Civil War and 'a landmark in the history of photography' (Keith F. Davis). A contemporary reviewer wrote of this image and its companions: "These photographs...surpass any other photographic views which have been produced in this country - whether relating to the war or otherwise" (HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 8, 1866, p.771). This image comes from George N. Barnard's album titled PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN, EMBRACING SCENES OF THE OCCUPATION OF NASHVILLE, THE GREAT BATTLES AROUND CHATTANOOGA AND LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, THE CAMPAIGN OF ATLANTA, MARCH TO THE SEA, AND THE GREAT RAID THROUGH THE CAROLINAS (1866). This album, together with Alexander Gardner's PHOTOGRAPHIC SKETCHBOOK OF THE CIVIL WAR (1866) are the two greatest photographic monuments of the Civil War. Between them, they contain some of the most famous images of the War. The present image offers a poignant reminder of the trail of destruction left across the Confederacy by Gen. William T. Sherman's army in 1864 to 1865 during his famous campaign from Nashville to Chattanooga then Atlanta and so to Savannah and the sea, then by- passing Charleston, north to Columbia. In the meantime a smaller force had occupied Charleston and Fort Sumter. To the North, the military campaign was brilliant, bold and decisive - an event worthy of the present monumental album. To the South, it was vicious, bloody, and destructive. DE RENNE, p.1317. HOWES B150, "b." SABIN 3462. Taft, PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE AMERICAN SCENE, pp.232, 486. George N. Barnard, PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN... with a new preface by Beaumont Newhall (New York, 1977). Keith F. Davis, GEORGE N. BARNARD PHOTOGRAPHER OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN (Kansas City, Mo., 1990).

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        Pictures of Life and Character From The Collection Of Mr Punch in 2 Volumes

      London: Bradbury and Evans 1866. 96 and 96 pp, 4 books in 2 volumes illustrated in b/w, gilt lettered green boards with some marks and wear to red leather spines and book corners, name in ink on endpapers. . Very Good. 1/4 Leather. 1866. Oblong 4to..

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        Du costume militaire des Francais en 1446.

      Paris, Aug. Aubry, 1866.. Crown quarto (26 x 20.5cm). Pp. viii, 91. Plus 7 lithograph plates of which 2 are folding (one as frontispiece). Four plates of weapons and accoutrement are bound at end, with preceding detailed explanation. Hardcover, bound in handsome contemporary three-quarter black calf and marbled boards, spine with gilt roll tooled raised bands between six compartments, each of five compartments with gilt fleuron within double-ruled gilt frame and four floral corners, sixth compartment lettered and dated in gilt; gilt ruled sides, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. With the original printed wrappers bound-in. In a very fine condition. Excellent large-paper copy, fresh interior, attractive binding. ~ First edition. Marquis Rene de Belleval (1837-1900). Printed on laid, watermarked wide-margined paper by J. Quentin. All lithographs by H. Legrand. Provenance: from the bequest of renown arms- and armour collector and author, Max Dreger, with his exquisite gilded lithograph bookplate, by K. Ochs, and with some neat annotations in pencil. Max Dreger (1852-1929) was director of the firm Friedrich Krupp in Essen. An expert in the technique of arms and a well known collector of swords and daggers, he assembled an important library of military treatises on fortification and artillery, as well as a small collection of books on Japanese weapons and armour. In 1950 his collection of books was acquired by The Royal Armoury, the oldest museum in Sweden which was established by King Gustav II Adolph in 1628..

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        The Story of the Telegraph in India

      London: E. & F.N. Spon,, 1866. Octavo. Original maroon sand-grained cloth, title gilt to spine and to the upper board, triple fillet panel in blind to the boards, brown surface-paper endpapers. Folding map. Spine a little sunned, overall slightly rubbed, ?inscription clipped from the head of the title page, first gathering a little spring, light toning, occasional foxing, a very good copy. First edition. Uncommon, just four locations on Copac - BL, Oxford, Cambridge, and NLS - OCLC adds MIT only. Adley dedicates the book to Robert Wygram Crawford, chairman of the Commons committee on East India Telegraphic and Postal communications, and also of The East India Railway Company, as another who has "ceaselessly advocated … measures indispensable to remedy the unhappily benighted condition of Telegraphic science and accommodation in India" (Preface). Adley had spent several years in the employ of the EIRC, as an assistant engineer on the Burdwan division in West Bengal, and for a year as resident engineer on the construction of the Raniganj division, he was later appointed Superintendent of the Telegraph Department of the line. In 1858 he had founded the Engineers' Journal and Railway and Public Works Chronicle of India and the Colonies, published in Calcutta, which he also edited. After a brief retirement in England, he returned to India in 1868 joining the Public Works Department of the Government of India. His first duty was the design of the Small Arms Factory at Dum-Dum, Bengal, for which he was highly commended by the Government. He was subsequently engaged in designing drainage and irrigation systems for the improvement of the famine and fever-stricken districts near the Hooghly. In 1873 he finally retired to England, his health undermined by years working in the marshes of Bengal. He died in 1896, aged 68.

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        An album of early New Zealand photographs, watercolors, manuscript verse, and ephemera assembled by Miss Flaxman

      New Zealand, 1866-1870 - This delightful photograph and autograph album chronicles the world of young Miss Flaxman in New Zealand in the 1860s. Albums and scrapbooks assembled by women in the Victorian era have come under increasing scholarly scrutiny for the insights they provide into women’s public and private lives and thoughts. This 1860s New Zealand album, with dozens of photographs, original watercolors, manuscript poems, and printed ephemera, is a rare survival and a valuable resource for women’s studies. The album is highlighted by its splendid early New Zealand photographs. Three carte-de-visite photographs depict identified Maori: one is a portrait of two identified Maori women, the other two are of Paora Parau, a Maori chief from Poverty Bay who served in the native contingent of the military. The portrait of two Maori women has the backstamp of J. D. Wrigglesworth, Wellington. The album also contains twelve photographs of towns, landscapes, and buildings, including views of the town of Nelson, Maitai Valley, Te Ore Ore in Wairapa, and a house in St. Kilda. Several photographs are by Burton Brothers, the leading New Zealand photographer of the day. This charming album also contains six delicate watercolor landscapes and views of houses, presumably by Miss Flaxman, dozens of pieces of Victorian chromolithography, and numerous manuscript poems including a “Maori acrostic,” lines by Miss Flaxman’s friends, and poems by Poe, Browning, Tennyson, and others. Study of this album of photographs, manuscripts, drawings, and ephemera will yield valuable information of women’s lives in the 1860s. The album is especially noteworthy for its photographs. New Zealand photographs of this vintage, particularly portraits of identified Maori, are rare in the market. Summary of contents. This finely bound album contains the following objects. Names, dates, and places are often provided in inscriptions and captions. 21 photographs, mainly landscapes, city views, and houses 7 watercolors and pencil drawings, mainly houses and landscapes 37 manuscript poems ranging from a stanza to three pages 2 handmade paper flowers, pressed 26 pieces of Victorian color lithograph ephemera 2 engravings 2 pages of autographs in rectangles drawn in the form of visiting cards Provenance: Miss Flaxman, signed gift inscription to her dated 1867 (many of the photographs are inscribed and dated on the verso with the compliments of Capt. Underwood, her future husband); inscribed by Mrs. Underwood (“née Flaxman”) to her daughter and dated Bairnsdale, 1899. 4to. Original red morocco gilt extra. 72 leaves. 21 albumen photographs, 3 of them CDVs, most of the others approx. 5 x 6 inches. 7 delicate watercolor and pencil landscapes and views of houses. Very good condition. See below for detailed inventory of contents. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Bibliotheca Classica

      Whittaker and Co, 1866. Hardcover. Used; Acceptable. Hardcover; English language; No jacket; a fair reading copy; brown cloth boards bumped with some light rubbing; some wear at spine ends; hinges cracked; pages are clean and binding tight. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. All international orders are sent Royal Mail airmail.

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        Canadian Scenery: District of Gaspe. Beautifully illustrated with tinted lithographs, from photographs by the author

      John Lovell, Montreal 1866 - (13 x 10 inches). Lithographed map of the district by Roberts & Reinhold after P. Murison, 20 tinted lithographed views on 19 leaves by Roberts & Reinhold after photographs by the author, 18 of the plates oval within black-line oblong borders with decorative corner-pieces printed in light brown. Publisher's green bubble-grain cloth, covers with decorative borders blocked in blind, with gilt lettering at the centre of the upper cover, modern cloth box. A fine copy of this rare work on the District of Gaspe on the eastern seaboard of Canada, bordered to the north by the St.Lawrence The introductory text is particularly interesting and the author writes with an unusual lack of formality and does not hold back from expressing his views. These are definitely partisan and aimed mainly at extolling the possible economic virtues of the area, mainly it seems to persuade the "Intercolonial Railroad" to complete the extension of the line through the district. TPL 4532. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Pescia, 24. II. 1866.. 1 S. auf Doppelblatt (Briefpapier mit gepr. Monogramm). Beiliegend eh. adress. Umschlag (die Briefmarke ausgeschnitten).. In italienischer Sprache, an Filippo Cicconetti in Rom. - Faltspuren. "Pacini gehörte zu den Komponisten, die in der Zeit von 1823 (Rossinis letzte Oper für Italien) bis zu Verdis Triumphen die italienischen Bühnen beherrschten. Erstaunlicherweise hatte er noch in den 60er Jahren Erfolg [...] An der Entwicklung der dramatischen Szene, in der Solo, Chor und Ensemble ein enges Bündnis eingehen, hat Pacini bedeutenden Anteil; er hat hierin Verdi vorgearbeitet" (MGG X, 557f).

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        Les Collections Célèbres d'Oeuvres d'Art. Dessinées et Gravées d'après les originaux.

      Goupil & Cie, Editeurs 1866 - 2 volumes in-folio ( 450 X 335 mm ), plein maroquin rouge, dos à nerfs orné de riches caissons et fleurons dorés, triple filet doré d'encadrement sur les plats, têtes dorées, dentelle intérieure dorée ( Reliures de l'époque signées de PETIT Successeur de SIMIER ). 101 planches hors-texte ( une planche est non numérotée après la planche 27 ) avec 2 pages pour chacune de textes historiques et descriptifs par F. de Saulcy, A. de Longpérier, A. W. Franks, E. de Beaumont, M. de Vogué, A. Sauzay, P. Mantz, E. Chesneau, H. Cole, J. de Witte, A. Firmin Didot, etc.Très minimes usures à la reliure, imposant et bel exemplaire, très pur en plein maroquin de l'époque, enrichi d'un envoi autographer de l'auteur au peintre Edouard DE BEAUMONT, signataire de l'une des notices de l'ouvrage. Armes Ceramique Meubles Beaux-arts [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pride and Prejudice

      RICHARD BENTLEY, LONDON 1866 - no markings,recently 3/4 leather bound, applied leather lettering to sping, superb binding, top edge gilt, gilt on spine, ribbon bookmark, pages browned DATE PUBLISHED: 1866 EDITION: 340 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Henry Ward Beecher

      Published by Emmons Brothers, Bible House (ca. 1866), New York - Original engraving. 19,5 × 25,5 cm. Head-and-shoulder portrait of Henry Ward Beecher, facing front. Portrait of Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) the American Congregationalist clergyman, supporter of the abolition of slavery and women's suffrage, brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe the author of the abolitionist novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin". According to the note on the verso this copy used to hang in the study of Nicholas Perczel (Sir Miklós Perczel de Bonyhád; 1812-1904) the Hungarian freedom fighter who also participated in the Civil War as a colonel of the Union Army and had siginificant role in the liberation of Missouri. The note states that Perczel and his wife were Henry Ward Beecher's and Harriet's guests for six months in New York after their arrival to the US as refugees following the fall of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 and their were corresponding until Beecher's death. The Reverend helped Perczel to set up a small academy, teaching German and French to a group from the upper rust of New York's society. Rare portrait. We could trace only one copy in institutional holdings in the collection of "Miscellaneous Items in High Demand" of the Library of Congress. Trimmed. Notes in ink on verso. Chipped at edges, and two small tears. Overall in good condition. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        FOUNTAIN SAVANNAH, GA. [Plate 51]

      [New York. 1866].. Albumen photograph from a negative taken in 1866, 10 x 13 inches, on original two-tone gilt-edged thin card mount, 16 1/8 x 20 inches, with plate title and photographer's credit. Expertly repaired tear to mount, lower left corner and mild discolouration in the mid-section of the image, otherwise good tones. A stunning image from George N. Barnard's album titled PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN, EMBRACING SCENES OF THE OCCUPATION OF NASHVILLE, THE GREAT BATTLES AROUND CHATTANOOGA AND LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, THE CAMPAIGN OF ATLANTA, MARCH TO THE SEA, AND THE GREAT RAID THROUGH THE CAROLINAS (1866). This album, together with Alexander Gardner's PHOTOGRAPHIC SKETCHBOOK OF THE CIVIL WAR (1866), are the two greatest photographic monuments of the Civil War. Between them they contain some of the most famous images of the War. Keith F. Davis calls Barnard's album "a landmark in the history of photography." A contemporary reviewer wrote of this image and its companions: "These photographs...surpass any other photographic views which have been produced in this country - whether relating to the war or otherwise" (HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 8, 1866, p.771). The present image offers a poignant reminder of the trail of destruction left across the Confederacy by Gen. William T. Sherman's army in 1864 to 1865 during his famous campaign from Nashville to Chattanooga, then Atlanta, and so to Savannah and the sea, then by-passing Charleston, and north to Columbia. In the meantime, a smaller force had occupied Charleston and Fort Sumter. To the North the military campaign was brilliant, bold, and decisive - an event worthy of the present monumental album. To the South it was vicious, bloody, and destructive. DE RENNE, p.1317. HOWES B150, "b." SABIN 3462. Taft, PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE AMERICAN SCENE, pp.232, 486. George N. Barnard, PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN...WITH A NEW PREFACE BY BEAUMONT NEWHALL (New York, 1977). Keith F. Davis, GEORGE N. BARNARD PHOTOGRAPHER OF SHERMAN'S CAMPAIGN (Kansas City, Mo., 1990).

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        POINT DE LENDEMAIN

      1866 - (DENON, Dominique Vivant). POINT DE LENDEMAIN. (STIKEMAN binding). Paris: Leclere, Libraire Editeur, 1866. Octavo. [iv]76[1]pp. + [9]ff. Illustrated with nine original watercolors by P. de Crauzat. Silver accents to paintings have oxidized. A reprint of the edition of 1777, "printed in a very small number." On China paper, with illustrations on vellum paper. An introductory essay by E. Gallien on the possible identity of the author (pp.3-38) concludes that it was Denon. This libertine novella, translated as "No Tomorrow,"was published as a 2009 New York Review of books classic. Bound by Stikeman & Co. in teal blue crushed morocco, with gilt rules; spine in raised bands with intricate gilt designs to compartments. Scarlet watered silk doublures and intricately gilt dentelles. Faint rubbing to outer hinges, otherwise fine.

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        Monuments, Near Monument Creek. (Colorado)

      A. E. Mathews, New York 1866 - Tinted lithograph. From Pencil Sketches of Colorado, Its Cities, Principal Towns and Mountain Scenery. By A. E. Mathews. 1866. A. E. Mathews, Del. Lith. by J. Bien, N. Y. Sheet size: 11 5/8 x 18 1/4".

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        Then Years in Sarawak - 2 Volumes. with Illustrations by H.H. the Rajah Sir James Brooke..

      London, Tinsley Brothers, 1866.. first Edition IX, 373, VIII, 344 S. 8°, Halflether. pictures, the Cover is with signs of use, first page cloudiness, apart from that both books in good condition

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      TENNIEL, JOHN. CARROLL,LEWIS. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. London: Macmillan & Co. 1866. 8vo (5 3/8 x 7 5/8"), early full polished blue calf with triple gilt rules by Riviere with the original covers and spine bound in at the rear. The spine has raised bands in 6 compartments with a gold flower design, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles, a Fine copy. First published edition, with 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. The publishing history of this title is now well known. Because Carroll was unhappy with the original printing of "Alice" he recalled all copies to destroy them. It was re-set by Clay and released in Novmber of 1865 with the 1866 date on the title page. Only a very few copies of this first recalled issue are known to exist. The remainder of the unacceptable first issue sheets were sent to New York and bound by Appleton with a new title page. TIPPED-IN TO THIS COPY IS A QUIRKY 2-SIDED LETTER BY CARROLL USING HIS CHARACTERISTIC PURPLE INK! Dated Feb. 8. 1888 it reads: Dear Steward, I am much obliged for the estimates for the electric bell, and shall be quite willing to bear my share of the expense, under any of the arrangements named, I should want a 'push' in each of my 2 bedrooms - Hadland thought that (as both rooms look out North) the best way to reach them would be to continue the roof cord, & bring it down outside and in at the windows: however, you can arrange it as you think best. Please not to charge further Quarterage, for C.R., to Mr. S. W. Worthington. Very Truly Yours, C. L. Dodgson.

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