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        Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh: The History of the Ti-Ping Revolution, Including a Narrative of the Author's Personal Adventures. 2 Volumes

      London: Day & Son Ltd, 1866 - First edition, first printing. 2 volumes complete. 26.7*18*7cm, wt:2.1kg. xx+viii+842p. New endpapers, right corner of title page and a few other pages with blind stamp, otherwise a fine set. ALL pages, plates and illustrations complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        TI-PING TIEN-KWOH The History of the Ti-Ping Revolution, including a Narrative of the Author's Personal Adventures.

      London Day & Son Ltd 1866 - 2 volumes, complete set, FIRST EDITION, 1866, tall 8vos, approximately 265 x 170 mm, 10½ x 6¾ inches, 21 plates and maps, 19 lithographed plates of which 11 are tinted (1 folding) and 8 are coloured, 9 text illustrations, plus 2 folding partially coloured maps (as required by plate lists), pages: xvii, (3), 424; vii, (1), 425-842, (2), complete with all pages, plates and illustrations, original publisher's maroon pictorial cloth covers with blind stamped borders, gilt illustration in the centre of the upper covers, rebacked in morocco with blind rules, raised bands and gilt lettering, new endpapers. Covers lightly rubbed, corners very slightly worn, 90 mm (3½") closed tear to edge of title page in Volume 1, just catching text but very neatly repaired without loss, title page in Volume II faintly browned, small piece missing from 1 lower margin corner, 1 colour plate shows offsetting from facing text, tiny blind library stamp in 1 upper margin. A very good clean tight set. The Taiping Rebellion was a widespread civil war in southern China from 1850 to 1864, led against the authorities by heterodox Christian convert Hong Xiuquan, who having received visions, maintained that he was the younger brother of Jesus Christ. Lindley (1840-1873) had been an Honorary officer in Chung-Wang's guards, a special agent of the Ti-Ping General-in-Chief, and a commander of the "Loyal and Faithful Auxiliary Legion" (title page). He was a Royal Navy officer who, along with his wife Mary, joined the 1860 Taiping reform movement in China. He trained Taiping soldiers using modern techniques. This work is not listed in Cordier, Bibliotheca Sinica or Lowendahl. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1866. Complete with 52 lithographed maps, hand-colored with stencils. Each map has an ornate floral border. Folio, 15 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches. Rebound in modern brown buckram, with the original cover laid-on. An attractive copy of America's most popular atlas of the nineteenth century.

      [Bookseller: Margolis & Moss ABAA/ILAB]
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        POETICAL WORKS OF LORD BYRON. Collected and Arranged, With Notes and Illustrations [with,] Moore, Thomas, editor. THE LIFE, LETTERS AND JOURNALS OF LORD BYRON. Collected and Arranged with Notes by Sir Walter Scott, Lord Jeffery, [et al].

      London John Murray 1852 and 1866 - Together 2 volumes. The Complete and Copyright Edition of the ‘Works’, and the New and Complete Edition of the ‘Life’. The ‘Works’ with fine steel engraved portrait of Byron at age 19 and an engraved pictorial half-title with vignette of Newstead Abby, both engraved by Finden, and four pages of autograph facsimiles. The ‘Life’ with Finden engraved portrait, vignette half-title featuring a differing view of Newstead Abby and seven engraved plates being portraits and views. Royal 8vo, each volume very finely and uniformly bound in antique full forest-green calf, the covers with double gilt fillet rules at the borders, inner stippled border in blind and with floral corner-pieces, the spines separated into six compartments by gilt laced raised bands, three compartments fully gilt decorated in an overlapping scallop motif additionally gilt rolled and lined, two compartments with central gilt tools of a flower-and-thistle design bordered by a gilt scalloped frame, ruled and additionally tooled in gilt and with a small gilt star in each corner, the remaining compartment with red morocco label gilt ruled and lettered, additional gilt lettering at the tails, board edges gilt decorated, marbled end-papers and page edges. viii, [4], 827, [1]; xix, [1], 735 pp. A very handsome set, fine with only a bit of very minor spotting to the prelims, much less then typically found, the bindings showing only minor age, quite attractive. BRYON’S COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS handsomely presented in an elegant period binding, beautifully preserved inside and out. This is a very fine production of Byron’s great Romantic poetry printed in double column with in fine ruled margins. John Murray had a particular interest in Byron and is largely responsible for publishing and promoting the author, as this fine one volume collection attests. If not for Murray’s efforts, it may have taken Byron works years, if ever, to reach the same height of popularity and fame. Moore’s memoir of his friend Byron is one of the most famous literary biographies in English literature. "It was exactly the biography which that age required: by no means complete or entirely authentic, nor claiming to be so, but presenting Byron in the light in which contemporaries desired to regard him and in every respect a model of tact and propriety. the work will rank as a classic, even though its interest be less due to the efforts of Moore"s own pen than to the charm of the letters which he was the first to give to the world" (Richard Garnett in D.N.B.) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Appleton 1866 - First Edition. First American issue. An attractive copy that has benefitted from some professional restoration. The end result is a beautiful book that is rich in color with no material missing. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp. The pages are clean, with no writing marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy housed in a custom clamshell slipcase for preservation. We buy books of this nature. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Mrs Brown...14 Volumes in 4 Books

      Routledge, London, 1866. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Clean interior except for previous owner's name on front paste down end paper and on title page of 1 of the volumes. Includes: The Brown Papers (Reprinted from Fun) 1866, Mrs Brown on The Tichborne Case 1872, Mrs Brown's Visit to Guernsey 1888, Mrs Browne's "Olliday Outins" (No Date), Mrs Brown on The New Liqour Law (No Date), Mrs Brown on The Battle of Dorking (No Date), Mrs Brown in the Highlands (No Date), The Goings on of Mrs Brown (John Camden, no date), Mrs Brown on the Alabama Claims (No Date), Mrs Brown in London (No Date), Mrs Brown on the Turf (No Date), Mrs Brown on the Skating Rink (No Date), Mrs Brown on the Shah's Visit (No Date), Mrs brown's Visit to the Paris Exhibition 1867, Mrs brown at the Sea Side (No Date). Bindings are shaken but all pages firmly attached. Pages lightly tanned. Light transfer marks to end papers from leather binding. Marbled boards with maroon leather spine and corners. Gilt lettering to spines. Corners rubbed through to boards. Boards bumped and worn at corners, edges and spine ends. Vol 1: Spine cover split at front hinge and is working loose but remains firmly attached. Chipping to spine ends. Vol 2: Chipping to spine ends. 3/4" open tear to head spine end. Spine rubbed. Vol 3: 2" closed tear to head spine end. Chipping to spine ends. Spine rubbed. Vol 4: 2" closed tear to spine hinge. Spine rubbed. chipping to spine ends. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: . Inventory No: 505751..

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        Poems and Ballads.

      London: John Camden Hotten, 1866. - With the ink signature on the title page of Swinburne's friend "B. W. Procter," who wrote as Barry Cornwall, and with Swinburne's later inscription "from / A. C. Swinburne / St. Clair. Baddeley / 1888" below it in ink. Swinburne presumably obtained the book after Procter's death in 1874. Bookplate of collector Paul Webster on the front paste-down. 8vo, original green cloth (cloth a little rubbed, hinges starting), gilt lettering. Tinker 2012, this copy with pages 127 & 198 correctly numbered; Ashley Library vol. 6, page 61. Very good copy, enclosed in a custom red morocco pull-off case. Second edition, published the same year as the Moxon first. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres Completes De Alfred De Musset, Edition Ornee De 28 Gravures: 10 Volume Set

      Paris: Charpentier, Libraire-Editeur, 1866, Paris - 10 Volume set bound in 1/4 red leather & red cloth boards. Leather spi ne have gold stamping & raised hubs, all edges gilt. An attractive set with just some light rubbing to the leather spines and corners of a f ew volumes. The Complete works of De Musset, Printed in France . Attra ctive & quite scarce set. Text is in French. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dearly Departed Books]
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        Le Marquis de Sade: L'homme et ses écrits. Etude Bio-bibliographique

      Justin Valcourt, Sadopolis 1866 - 1/150 copies. 12mo. 69pp. 3/4 maroon leather over marbled boards with gilt decoration and lettering to spine. Raised bands. Marbled end papers. Illustrated title page. Ornamental printers' devices as headers and tailers. The headers seem to be based on de Sade's sketches. Account of the life and writings of the 18th century French aristocratic philosopher and writer Donatien Alphonse François de Sade. Text in French. In very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Carta Esférica del Estrecho de Banca segun la publicada en 1860 por el Almiratazgo de Inglaterra.

      1866 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1866. Touches of original colour. 980 x 640mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Old Sea Chart of the Bangka Strait between eastern Sumatra and Bangka in Indonesia.

      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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        Architecture at Ahmedabad, The Capital of Goozerat

      John Murray, London 1866 - pp xv, 100 with two maps plus 120 mounted albumen prints each 19 x 14 cm (Approx 7 1/2." x 5 1/2 ") from photographs by Colonel Thomas Biggs. The mounts have ruled borders and the title and number of the photograph. A number of illustrations from wood engravings in the text. This comprises an Historical Sketch and a Description of the Buildings by T C Hope and Notes on the Mahomedan Architecture of Ahmedabad by James Ferusson. Original cloth gilt worn at the corners and slightly damaged at the head and tail of the spine. Lacks front-free endpaper (Blank). Helmut Gernsheim: Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875 No. 332. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sue Lowell Natural History &Travel Books]
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        Yankee in Canada, with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. Octavo. (iv), 286pp. First edition, first printing. One of 1,500 copies. In addition to accounts of Canadian travel, this book contains the first appearance of Thoreau's most famous, even inflammatory, writings: "Civil Disobedience" and "A Plea for Captain John Brown." A handsome copy specially bound by Stern & Dess in full blue crushed levant with gilt fillets to the edges of the covers, turn-ins decorated with a gilt floral roll, and gilt-titled to spine. Original cloth bound in following the text. Housed in cloth-covered slipcase. Spine very slightly toned, else fine. T.e.g. (BAL 20117; Borst A7.1.a).

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      New York: H.H. Lloyd, . 1866 - Map on two sheets that form one map. Rich full period color, 36 1/2 x 50 1/2 inches. Folding into gilt-stamped dark green cloth covers. Very good. First edition. This is an exceedingly detailed wall map in pocket format, that shows the environs of New York City on a scale of two and one-half miles to the inch. The map extends from Long Branch on the Jersey Shore in the south to Rhinebeck in the Hudson Valley in the north; and from Patchogue on Long Island in the east to Trenton, New Jersey in the west. This may be the same as Rumsey 3212 (1867), but with a different title: "An intense map of the region around New York, intensely colored and dense with information." The map is so detailed that even blacksmith shops are located. At lower center is a listing of the various maps offered for sale by Lloyd. PHILLIPS MAPS, p.536.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Relaçao de una Viagem a Venezuela, Nova Granada e Equador pelo Conselheiro

      - Bruxellas, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie., 1866, 22 x 16 cm., hol. piel, 393 págs. + 1 cuadro plegado + 7 págs. de notas musicales + 17 láminas + 12 mapas y planos, 6 de ellos plegados. (Muy ilustrada y bella primera edición. El diplomático brasileño Miguel María Lisboa fue Consejero del Emperador, Ministro de Hacienda y socio-fundador del Instituto Histórico y Geográfico Brasileño. Lisboa había entrado en el servicio diplomático en la década de 1830 siendo encargado para que estableciera relaciones diplomáticas con otros países latinoamericanos. Hasta ese momento, Brasil había permanecido virtualmente aislado en América del Sur, pero la guerra de los Estados Unidos contra México en los años 40 terminó por persuadir al Imperio brasileño de la necesidad de emprender una activa política exterior en América que intentara contrarrestar la creciente influencia de Estados Unidos. En su libro narra la expedición que emprendió en 1852 por Venezuela, Colombia y Ecuador describiendo detalladamente aspectos geográficos, históricos y socio-culturales de los tres países, los personajes que conoció, las costumbres y sus impresiones sobre ciertos temas. Es, sin duda, uno de los primeros libros de viajes escrito por un brasileño). AMÉRICA

      [Bookseller: Librería Anticuaria Antonio Mateos]
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        Esquisse Physique Des Iles Spitzbergen Et Du Pole Arctique. Avec Une Carte Des Iles Spitzbergen

      Paris : Challamel 1866 - Physical desc. : 164 p. : folding map ; 20 cm. Subjects: Arctic --North Pole Good copy in the original stiff-card wrappers; edges slightly nicked and dust-dulled as with age. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and strong. Unread copy with pages unopened 1 Kg. 164 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Pentland Rising. A Page of History 1666

      Edinburgh: Andrew Elliot, 1866. First edition of Stevenson?s first publication. original green wrappers printed in black, in custom green cloth drop box. Rear wrapper with some expert restoration at some edges, else fine. 12mo. [3] 22. Dated at bottom of p. 22: Edinburgh, 28th Nov. 1866 In a letter from Vailima, Stevenson wrote to C.B. Foote: ?I was just 16 in November, 1866 and the Pentland Rising in a green cover is my first work, printed by a fond parent.? In his bibliography of Stevenson, 1917, Prideaux states that The Pentland Rising was published at the end of 1866, in a small edition, of which the greater number of copies were bought up by his [i.e. Stevenson?s] father. In a short time it had become exceedingly scarce, and it was difficult to obain until March 27, 1899, when the copies which had formerly been in the possession of Stevenson and his mother, to the number of twenty, were thrown upon the market and sold at Sotheby?s by order of the executor [Beinecke 1].

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        [Selected Works. Including:] Cradock Howell (1866); Alice Lorraine (1875); Erema (1877); Mary Anerley (1880); Christowell (1882); The Remarkable History of Sir Thomas Upmore, Bart., M.P. (1884); Kit and Kitty (1890)

      London: Sampson Low, Marston Seale, etc, 1866-1890. First editions include: Christowell, Cradock Howell, Kit and Kitty, and Mar Anerley. 20 vols., 8vo. Thomas Upmore is 2 volumes, the remainder are 3 volumes each. Half contemporary dark green pebbled morocco, t.e.g. Armorial bookplate of Van Nest. Some light rubbing to extremities, else very good. Sadleir 220, 222, 226, 229

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        Slownik Polsko-Lacinski. [Polish-Latin Dictionary] [Lancinski]

      Kraków [Cracow] : W. Drukarni C. K. Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego, 1866. - 2 volumes, 2072 pp. ; Text in Polish and Latin ; Oprawy ksiazek w kolorze czarnym, z wcisnietym teksturowanej plyty i opaski urzadzone. Brzegi papieru sa w kolorze czerwonym, kopiowanie biblioteki, z wieloma biblioteki odrecznie w bialym atramentem na krawedzi, zawiera etykiety róznych bibliotek. Istnieje kilka napraw dla stron; nie jest plama na stronach 1758-1759, i nie ma ropy naprawy do strony 615, a lzy na stronie 1617, w którym tekst zostal utracony Jest to jedyna praca tego autora. Istnieje tylko jeden znany egzemplarz, w SS Cyryla i Metodego Seminarium Library, Michigan; Stan: umiarkowany, bardzo rzadko. ; bound in black, pressed textured boards, decorated headbands, textblock edges in red ; ex-lib, with call number hand written in white ink on the spine ; stamps of various libraries : Ksiegarnia ; sklad papieru przyborow szkolny ob i pismieznyob Bodek, Welwowie 1. 2. ul. Ormianska [Poland] :: Conventus Sti Joseph, Ord. FF. Min., Mt. Pleasant, Wis. P.O.Sturtevant Wis. :: Padua Friary Library, Watkins Glen, NY :: Provincial Stock Library ; signature of K. Kra[?ins]ki, initial s of X. K. stamps of two libraries (one in red, one in black) on title page ; Note : some early repairs to pages ; a stain on pages 1758-1759, a crude repair to page 615, a tear to page 1617 with loss of text, etc ; the sole work by this author ; OCLC: 69552091 (V.1) & OCLC: 69552093 (V.2) ; LC: PG6645.L3 ; only one other set known, at SS Cyril and Methodius Seminary Library, Michigan ; FAIR ; Very Rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Seder Haggadah shel Pesach} SERVICE FOR THE TWO FIRST NIGHTS OF PASSOVER, Hebrew and English

      L. H. Frank, printer and publisher, 185 Division and 39 Centre Sts. , New York 1866 - Illustrated bi-lingual edition.The Adir Hu, on page 56 and 57 is in Yiddish and Hebrew, not English and Hebrew. The Ekhad mi Yodea and the Khad Gadya are only in Hebrew. All edges gilt. Apparently original boards with expertly repaired spine. Partly illegible embossement on title page. boards protected by acid free mylar jacket. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        The history of Antiochus Epiphanes, or, The institution of the feast of dedication Megilat Anitochus

      Bombay, India 1866 - (INDIA). The History of Antiochus Epiphanes or the Institution of the Feast of Dedication / Megillath Antiyochus. Title-page in English, Hebrew and Marathi. Marathi text interspersed with Hebrew. Includes blessings for Chanukah. pp. 15, (1). Browned, expertly remargined with some minor loss. Original pink printed wrappers. 8vo. Not listed in Yaari. Bombay, 1866. Joseph Ezekiel Rajpurker (1834-1905) translated several works from Hebrew to Marathi, the indigenous language of the Bene-Israel Jews. He was Head Master of the David Sasson Benevolent Institution, Fellow and Hebrew Examiner of the University of Bombay, and a Justice of the Peace. See H. S. Kehimkar, The History of the Bene¿Israel of India (1937), pages 69-70 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Divine Service of American Israelites for the Day of Atonement / Kefi Minhag Amerika (1866) + Kefi Minhag Amerika: Tefillot Bnei Yeshurun le-Rosh Hashanah/ The Divine Service of American Israelites for the New Year (1872). 2 volumes.

      Bloch & Co., Cincinnati 1866 - - The Divine Service of American Israelites for the Day of Atonement / Kefi Minhag Amerika: 12mo. 307, [1], 55, [1]pp. Original cloth with gold lettering on spine and blind-stamped decoration on covers. First edition of this scarce work being one of the first accepted Reform prayer books for the High Holidays in the United States. Some of the prayers are translated both into English and German. Some age wear on binding with head and tail of spine rubbed and slightly chipped. Minor rubbing on corners. Edges of binding age-toned. Ex-libris stamp of previous owner (Rabbi Tobias Schanfarber) on free front endpaper. Text in English and Hebrew, with some German. Binding in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition.- Kefi Minhag Amerika: Tefillot Bnei Yeshurun le-Rosh Hashanah/ The Divine Service of American Israelites for the New Year: 12mo. 212pp. 48pp.Contemporary gold embossed cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Head and tail of spine slightly rubbed. Corners worn. Minor scuffing to boards. All page edges gilt. Ribbon marker. Original dark blue endpapers. In Hebrew and English. In very good condition.On the work:Rosh Hashanah-Prayer according to Minhag Amerika, which means the "American Rite". This was intended to serve as the common prayer book for all of America's Jews. In fact, the community divided among a range of prayer books, traditional and liberal; none became predominant.On the author:Isaac Meyer Wise. (1819-1900) American Reform rabbi, editor, and author; born at Steingrub, Bohemia, March 29, 1819; died at Cincinnati, Ohio, March 26, 1900. He was the son of Leo Wise, a school-teacher, and received his early Hebrew education from his father and grandfather, later continuing his Hebrew and secular studies in Prague. He received the hattarat hora'ah from the Prague bet din, composed of Rabbis Rapoport, Samuel Freund, and E. L. Teweles About the author: A pioneer of Reform Judaism in America, Isaac Mayer Wise became its acknowledged leader and its institutional architect, organizing the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (1873), the Hebrew Union College (1875), and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (1889). The reforms that he instituted sought to adapt Judaism to modernity and to new conditions of life in a new land. Wise was also an organizer and mover in the establishment of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, in 1889. Elected its president, he served until he died. This conference adopted the Union Prayer Book that would be used by all Reform congregations. Isaac Mayer Wise died on March 26, 1900. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Seder Haggadah shel Pessakh 'im Pitron be-Lashon Sepharadi [Ladino] 'im kama Tsurot

      Eliyahu ben Amozag 1866/7, Livorno - 8vo. Unpaginated. 3/4 cloth over marbled paper covered boards. Illustrated title page. Woodcut illustrated. Ashkenazi Piyutim. Scuffing, rubbing, minor wear. In Hebrew and Judeo-Spanish (Ladino), the Sephardic equivalent of Yiddish. Very good condition. Yudlov 1292, Yaari 958 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Bloch & Co., Cincinnatti, Ohio 1866 - Original cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine and blind-stamped decoration on contemporary green covers. Tips of covers a bit worn. Not in Singerman. Goldman 53. 307, 55pp plus two leaves tipped in at end for the Family Record. one of the first Reform prayer books for the High Holidays in the United States. Some of the prayers are translated both into English and German. Text in English and Hebrew, with some German. "American Rite". Isaac Meyer Wise. American Reform rabbi, editor, and author; born at Steingrub, Bohemia, March 29, 1819; died at Cincinnati, Ohio, March 26, 1900. He was the son of Leo Wise, a school-teacher, and received his early Hebrew education from his father and grandfather, later continuing his Hebrew and secular studies in Prague. He received the hattarat hora'ah from the Prague bet din, composed of Rabbis Rapoport, Samuel Freund, and E. L. Teweles. Wise was a pioneer of Reform Judaism in America and became its acknowledged leader and its institutional architect, organizing the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (1873), the Hebrew Union College (1875), and the Central Conference of American Rabbis (1889). The reforms that he instituted sought to change or adapt Judaism to 19th century America. He was also an organizer and mover in the establishment of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, in 1889. Elected its president, he served until he died. This conference adopted the Union Prayer Book that would be used by all Reform congregations. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        GRAMMATICA EBRAICA ad uso dei fanciulli

      I. Costa e. C., Leghorn = Livorno, Italy 1866 - BK755. Scans available upon request. Pagination: [1-4] 5 -34, [1], 199. total: 234 pages. Text in Italian and Hebrew. 146-199 is an Italian-Hebrew lexicon. Good paper but lightly browned. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 2 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Guide to the Fortifications and Battlefields Around Petersburg with a Splendid Map

      Prepared and published as a Handbook By the Proprietors of the Jaratt Hotel, Petersburg, Va. 1866 - Handbbok.Original dark blue wraps. Black printed bordered title on front cover. A few chips to the covers. Small faded remnant of a library stamp with the word " Deaccess" at the upper right corner of the front cover. Mild age toning to the pages of the front cover. Mild age toning to the pages, introduction, frontispiece, appendix, adverts. Produced by the Jarrat Hotel to entice tourists to the Petersburg area. Description of the fortification and battlefield with a detailed map. Included are a number of incredible full page ads from the local businesses. Description of train services to and from Washington & New York. I know of one other copy of this guide but it is dated 1869. An extraordinarily rare first edition tourist guide produced shortly after the end of the civil war. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        DITS ET CONTES DE BAUDOUIN DE CONDE et de son fils JEAN DE CONDE publiés d'après les manuscrits de Bruxelles, Turin, Rome, Paris et Vienne et accompagnés de variantes et de notes explicatives par Aug. Scheler. [3 volumes].

      1866 - Bruxelles, Comptoir Universel d'Imprimerie et de Librairie, Victor Devaux et Cie, 1866-1867. Trois volumes grand in-8 (176 X 250) demi-chagrin bleu marine, dos cinq nerfs, titre, sous-titre et tomaison dorés, plats de la couverture conservés (reliure postérieure) ; Tome I : XXXII (dont faux-titre et titre, introduction)-540 pages, 1 feuillet non chiffré (table des matières), (1) ; Tome II : faux-titre, titre, 462 pages, 1 feuillet non chiffré (table des matières) ; Tome III : XXII (dont faux-titre et titre, introduction)-416 pages, 1 feuillet non chiffré (table des matières), (1). UNIQUE EDITION imprimée à petit nombre sur beau vergé de HOLLANDE. Né dans le Hainaut au début du XIIIe siècle, BAUDOUIN DE CONDE est un ménestrel attaché à la cour de Marguerite II, comtesse de Flandre, morte en 1280. Son activité littéraire a lieu entre 1240 et 1280. Son fils, Jean de Condé, sera également ménestrel et poète. De loeuvre poétique de Baudouin de Condé, sont conservés 24 dits en vers octosyllabiques, dinspiration morale, allégorique ou religieuse, dont plusieurs sont consacrés aux chevaliers et leur rappellent leurs devoirs. (BOSSUAT, 2803). Plats de la couverture conservés légèrement défraichis, sinon exemplaire en PARFAIT ETAT, non rogné, dans une solide reliure postérieure. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        Icones euphorbiarum. Ou figures de cent vingt-deux espèces du genre euphorbia, dessinées et gravées par Heyland. Avec des considérations sur la classification et la distribution géographique des plantes de ce genre.

      Genf, H. Georg (dieses Verlagsschild über «Paris, Victor Masson»), 1866 - 2°, 24 S. Text u. 122 lithogr. Taf., (Neuere) Priv.-HLwd., Bibliotheksbd.: priv. Rückenschildchen, Stempel a. Titelbl. u. erstem Textbl.; Taf. öfter stockfl. (tlw. grossflächig, aber schwächlich); ca. 12 Taf. unten knapp beschnitten (m. teilweisem Verlust der Legenden, dreimal ganzer Verlust) - erste ca. 60 Taf. tadellos. EA. Einführung franz. Beschreibungen latein. E. Boissier (1810 - 1885), zahlreiche Forschungsreisen, zuerst im Jura, in den Alpen und im Mittelmeerraum, dann im Orient und bis nach Indien. Er beschrieb ca. 6000 Arten neu, und legte ein riesiges Herbarium an. Die Lithographien entstanden nach Zeichnungen von Heyland. 3200 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PARADISE LOST. Illustrated by Gustave Doré. Edited, with Notes and a Life of Milton, by Robert Vaughan, D.D

      London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, no date [c.1866]. One of the earliest issues with both England and America in the imprint and a particularly large copy. With 50 magnificent plates after engravings by Gustave Doré. Large, tall folio, in the publisher&#146;s original bright red cloth, the upper cover paneled in blind and boldly gilt lettered, the spine gilt lettered and the rear board paneled in blind. This is very probably the largest of the various examples printed and bound. lxii, 329 pp. A fine copy, internally extremely fresh and clean with only the lightest hint of the usually present spotting, and even this just occasionally, unusually firm and sturdy for the printing, the binding very handsome with bright cloth and bright gilt, rarely found so due to the massive size of the text-block, the boards with only very minor age mellowing and the rear hinge with just a bit of expert strengthening. A VERY HANDSOME COPY, FRESH AND CLEAN AND A VERY PLEASING PRESENTATION OF THIS GREAT WORK, NOT OFTEN FOUND IN ORIGINAL CLOTH.<br> John Milton&#146;s PARADISE LOST, one of the greatest works of the English language, is most appropriately met by the magnificent steel engravings of Gustave Doré. The powerful and mood-inspiring images make this one of the greatest issues of a true classic yet produced. The poem has remained one of the greatest classics of modern English vernacular, indeed some say, that it constitutes the beginning of modern English poetry and literature. This edition retains the classic marriage of illustration and verse and is particularly attractive in its pressing and design.

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        La Sainte Bible ( traduction nouvelle selon la Vulgate)

      Alfred Mame et Fils , éditeurs 1866 - En deux énormes tomes avec des centaine de dessins de Gustave Doré. Reliures rigide en Cuir . [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Holy Bible containing the Old and New testaments, according to the authorised version. With illustrations by Gustave Dore. Volume 1: Genesis - Lamentations

      London and New York : Cassell, Petter, and Galpin., [1866.], 1866. 1st Edition in this form. An elaborate and beautifully produced volume, with full page plates after Gustave Dore. Volume 1 only, which covers the Old Testament from Genesis to Lamentations. 968p. illus., plates ; 39 x 29cm. Subjects: Bible. English. O.T -- Old Testament -- Engravings -- Illustrations -- Gustave Dore (1832-1883). An elaborate and beautifully produced volume, with full page plates after Gustave Dore. Volume 1 only, which covers the Old Testament from Genesis to Lamentations. 968p. illus., plates ; 39 x 29cm. Subjects: Bible. English. O.T -- Old Testament -- Engravings -- Illustrations -- Gustave Dore (1832-1883).

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        The Paradise Lost of Milton

      London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston,, 1866. With Illustrations by John Martin. 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. 24 plates by John Martin. Binding rubbed and scuffed, some spotting to contents, particularly the edges of the plates but not usually affecting the image. A very good copy. A handsomely bound volume of Martin&#39;s Paradise Lost, originally published in 1827. John Martin&#39;s dramatic panoramas of Old Testament scenes achieved a "hold on the popular imagination&#133; 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&#150;7, was ideal material for Martin, who echoed Milton&#39;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&#39;s armies infest the gloom. In mezzotint Martin&#39;s vision thrived" (ODNB).

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        Prelude to Presidential Impeachment

      Washington, D.C. 1866 - Autograph Letter Signed as secretary of war, to Major General Henry W. Halleck on War Department letterhead. Washington, D.C. April 26, 1866. Edwin Stanton's woeful letter to Lincoln's former chief of staff, General Halleck, alludes to the difficulties of Reconstruction and the contention between Stanton and President Andrew Johnson. The conflict between Stanton and Johnson would soon give rise to America's first presidential impeachment trial, following what nearly amounted to a coup d'tat. Partial Transcript"How often you are in my thoughts it would be bootless if possible to tell. The events that have happened since we parted & are daily transpiring are as strange as what we passed through together. You are fortunately afar off and at peace, while I am still tugging at the oar as hopelessly & almost as painfully as a galley slave. The newspapers tell you all, & more of public events are happening, the upshot you can guess at as well as any body else. No one can do more than guess. In regard to military affairs there seems a pretty strong probability that Congress will pass no Army bill this session.St. Louis Board appointed by Grant to regulate Brevets has dissatisfied more than are pleased, but that result would follow any effort at promotion. I hoped to have the adjutancy for Scott, and succeeded at first, but it was countermanded by the President on the next day & given to Taylor."Historical BackgroundThe conflict between Stanton and Johnson played a major part in Congress' effort to impeach President Johnson. Congress passed the Tenure of Office Act on March 2, 1867, requiring Senate approval before the president could remove appointees - including cabinet members - from office. The legislation was specifically intended to prevent the ouster of Stanton. Johnson vetoed it, but his veto was overridden by Congress. The president's decision to fire Stanton was thus an act of defiance. Congress, of course, refused to confirm the suspension. After Ulysses S. Grant declined Johnson's offer to take over the Cabinet position, the president appointed Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas. Stanton, in the meantime, and with the support of many in Congress, refused to accept the legitimacy of the dismissal and barricaded himself in the War Office. On February 24th, the House voted to impeach Johnson for "high crimes and misdemeanors." Stanton did not give up his post as Secretary of War until May of that year, after the Senate narrowly voted against the president's removal.The Tenure of Office Act was finally repealed in 1887 and in 1926 the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional.Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869) commenced his political life as an Ohio lawyer and antislavery Democrat. He served as U.S. Attorney General under President James Buchanan in the winter of 1860-1861 during which time he strengthened the Administration's resolve against secession. Appointed as Lincoln's Secretary of War in early 1862, Stanton brought civilian-style order to the Army and War Department, improving the efficiency of the armed forces. His earlier success as a Pittsburgh lawyer honed his skills in negotiation and communication, allowing him to work with Congress and the president to ensure appropriate involvement in the conduct of the war by each branch of government, as specified by the Constitution. Continuing in the cabinet of President Andrew Johnson, Stanton clearly articulated the Army's role as a major agent in the implementation of Reconstruction policies. Disagreements over Johnson's position on Reconstruction led to Stanton's ouster and eventually to Johnson's 1868 impeachment. In 1869, President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Stanton to the Supreme Court, but Stanton died before he could take the oath of office.General Henry W. Halleck (1815 -1872) replaced John C. Frmont as commander of the Department of the Missouri in November of 1861 after Frmont exceeded his authority in the position. Eight months l. (See website for full description)

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        Traité des proprietés projectives des figures, ouvrage utile a ceux qui s\'occupent des applications de la géometrie descriptive et d\'opérations géometriques sur le terrain. Deuxième édition, revue, corrigée d\'annotations nouvelles

      Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1866. Second Edition. Full morocco. Fine. Second Edition. Full morocco. Two vols., 4to (275 × 225 mm), pp. xxxii, 428; viii, 452; 12 folding plates in the first volume, 6 folding plates in the second volume; a bright, clean, text, with only light spotting on a few pages; gilt edges; fine in gilt decorative panelled full morocco, inner gilt dentelles, gilt prize award to upper cover of first volume, \'Académie des Sciences. Prix Poncelet 1901. Mr Borel (Félix Edouard Justin Emile). Né le 7 janvier 1871 à Saint-Affrique (Aveyron).

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        Ninth Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Park, for the Year ending with December 31, 1865

      New York: Wm. C. Bryant & Co.. 1866. First. First edition. Octavo. 135pp., illustrated with 4 tinted lithographic plates, 1 color lithographic plate (Coat of Arms), 1 large folded color lithographic map, 2 smaller folded maps, and two mounted photographs. Publisher&#39;s blind stamped brown cloth boards, gilt title centerpiece on the front board. Owner&#39;s small bookplate on the front free endpaper. Rear board professionally reattached; spine ends chipped, last leaf and free endpaper neatly detached, else very good. This Ninth Annual Report describes and illustrates the many improvements and progress of the work on Central Park up to January 1st, 1866. The handsome tinted lithographs depict the Lake (frontispiece plate); a Drinking Place for Horses; the Tunnel and Traffic road; and the Statue of Commerce. The large color lithographic "Map of the Central Park" measures approximately 34" x 9". The two early original oval photographs of the Rustic Bridge and Boat Landing are clean and bright. Included also are two additional folded maps, tables, and plans. A scarce, handsome copy. OCLC locates three copies. .

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        CRONICA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA (1866-1871)

      Madrid 1866 - Madrid : Editores Ronchi, Vitturi, Grilo, 1865 - 1871 12 VOLS. 1 vol Reino de Castilla la Nueva; 2 vols. Castilla la vieja Leon y Asturias; 2 vols. Andalucia; 1 vol. Cataluña; 1 Vol. Aragon; 1 Vol. Galicia; 1 Vol. Extremadura y Murcia; 1 vol. Valencia; 1 Vol. Navarra y Vascongado. 1 vol. Islas. Encuadernación en holandesa piel de época con nervios y dorados en el lomo. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Atlantic Telegraph

      Day & Son Limited, London 1866 - v, 117 p. + 4 p. of ads. Colour illustration on title page, chart of the voyage and 24 lithographs by Robert Dudley. Rebound in half green leather with marbled boards. Binding signed by Bayntun. Top edge of pages dampstained. In July 1865 the Irish reporter William H. Russell sailed on the Great Eastern to document the laying of the first Atlantic cable. In this volume he discusses submarine telegraphy in general as well as the trans-Atlantic telegraph he witnessed being laid. Illustrator Robert Dudley, best known at the time for his English continental views and seascapes, also went along for the trip. The result was this handsome book about the journey that reduced trans-Atlantic communication to seconds. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Vergleichende Psychologie oder Geschichte der Seele in der Reihenfolge der Thierwelt.

      Vienna, Braumüller, 1866. - Large 8vo. VI, (2), 316 pp. With several wood engravings in the text. Contemp. half calf on four raised bands with giltstamped title to gilt spine (signed by C. A. Unrasch). All edges marbled. First edition of Carus's last important work. With full-page autogr. signed inscription on flyleaf: "Seinem lieben und verehrten Freunde Herrn Präsidenten Dr. v. Langern Eyzler [?] zum 26 Januar 1866" and 14-line poem in hexameters: "Der Du mit sinnigem Blick das Größte wägst und das Kleinste, / Strenge den Schuldigen strafst, doch lieber den Schuldlosen freiläßt! / Auch das Thier ist Dir werth, die ungeflügelte Psyche, / Welchem göttlicher Hauch ersetzt das bewußtvolle Denken; / Dich erfreut seine Regung, zieht an das hohe Geheimnis [.] Endlich löst sich das Siegel, die Binde fällt von den Augen, / Und 'Epheb' am Altar' stellt nun dies Büchlein sich dar." - With several autogr. notes and underlinings by Eyzler. - The physician Carus (1789-1869), a friend of Goethe who was also a psychologist, natural scientist, philosopher, and (under the instruction of Caspar David Friedrich) a painter, made important contributions to the theory of the sub-conscious. - Decorative binding by Unrasch in Dresden, with his stamp on the back pastedown. Fine inscribed copy of this important and early work on the theory of the subconscious. Cf. Hirsch, I 674. Borst 2959. Ziegenfuß I, 174. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Reconstruction: Autograph album containing signatures of Andrew Johnson and contemporaries

      Washington 1866 - Small 8vo., autograph album lettered in gilt and blind, professionally restored. Album contains approximately 150 signatures of congressmen and senators of the 39th and 40th U.S. Congresses (1865-1869), along with a tipped-in signature and contemporary portrait engraving of Andrew Johnson. Lawmaker-signatures include Missouri Massachusetts Congressman John Bassett Alley; Iowa Congressman William Boyd Allison; Massachusetts Congressman Oakes Ames; Pennsylvania Congressman Sydenham Elnathan Ancona; Ohio Congressman James Mitchell Ashley; Illinois Congressman Jehu Baker; Massachusetts Congressman Nathaniel Banks; Pennsylvania Congressman Abraham Andrews Barker; Vermont Congressman Portus Baxter; Michigan Congressman Fernando Cortez Beaman; Missouri Senator John Forbes Benjamin; New York Congressman Teunis Garret Bergen; California Congressman John Bidwell; Maine Congressman James Gillespie Blaine; Massachusetts Congressman George Sewall Boutwell; Pennsylvania Congressman Benjamin Markley Boyer; Illinois Congressman Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell; Pennsylvania Senator Charles Rollin Buckalew; Ohio Congressman Ralph Pomeroy Buckland; Ohio Congressman Hezekiah Sanford Bundy; Michigan Senator Zachariah Chandler; New Hampshire Senator Daniel Clark; Wisconsin Congressman Amasa Cobb; Pennsylvania Congressman Alexander Hamilton Coffroth; California Senator John Conness; Illinois Congressman Burton Chauncey Cook; New Hampshire Senator Aaron Harrison Cragin; Maryland Senator John Creswell; Illinois Congressman Shelby Moore Cullom; New York Congressman William Augustus Darling; Kentucky Senator Garrett Davis; New York Congressman Thomas Treadwell Davis; Massachusetts Congressman Henry Laurens Dawes; Indiana Congressman Joseph Hutton Defrees; Ohio Congressman Columbus Delano; Pennsylvania Congressman Charles Denison; New York Congressman William Earle Dodge, Sr.; Minnesota Congressman Ignatius Loyola Donnelly; Wisconsin Senator James Rood Doolittle; Michigan Congressman John Fletcher Driggs; Wisconsin Congressman Charles Augustus Eldredge; Illinois Congressman John Franklin Farnsworth; Michigan Congressman Thomas White Ferry; Maine Senator William Pitt Fessenden; Connecticut Senator Lafayette Sabine Foster; Pennsylvania Congressman Adam John Glossbrenner; Kentucky Congressman Henry Grider; Iowa Senator James Wilson Grimes; Iowa Congressman Josiah Bushnell Grinnell; New York Congressman John Augustus Griswold; Kentucky Senator James Guthrie; New York Senator Ira Harris; New York Congressman Roswell Hart; Missouri Senator John Brooks Henderson; Indiana Senator Thomas Andrews Hendricks; California Congressman William Higby; Congressman John Hogan; New York Congressman Sidney Tracy Holmes; West Virginia Congressman Chester Dorman Hubbard; Connecticut Congressman John Henry Hubbard; Ohio Congressman James Randolph Hubbell; New York Congressman James Morgan Humphrey; Maryland Senator Reverdy Johnson; Pennsylvania Congressman William Darrah Kelley; Iowa Senator Samuel Jordan Kirkwood; Wisconsin Senator Timothy Otis Howe; Iowa Congressman Asahel Wheeler Hubbard; New York Congressman Edwin Nelson Hubbell; Indiana Congressman Michael Crawford Kerr; New York Congressman John Henry Ketcham; New York Congressman Addison Henry Laflin; Kansas Senator James Henry Lane; West Virginia Congressman George Robert Latham; Ohio Congressman William Lawrence; Ohio Congressman Francis Celeste Le Blond; Missouri Congressman Benjamin Franklin Loan; Michigan Senator John Wesley Longyear; Maine Congressman John Lynch; California and Senator James Alexander McDougall. (Continued # ABE-12442385594.) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      London: Henry Bohn, 1866.. Two volumes. 264; 266pp. 313 handcolored etchings on 180 plates, including three maps (one folding). Contemporary three-quarter red morocco and marbled boards; spines tooled with gilt devices of Indian heads, tomahawks, and peace pipes; gilt morocco labels; a.e.g. Very good. In a cloth slipcase. Deluxe issue of the tenth edition, one of "twelve or more" with the plates printed in outline and colored by hand. The London publisher, Henry Bohn, took over publication in 1845 and altered the title to that given above. What is important in this copy is the colored plates. According to Sabin (who knew Bohn quite well and was certainly in a position to be aware of the facts), "Mr. Bohn had twelve or more copies colored after the fancy of the artist who did the work, but tolerably well. Such copies are worth $60 a set." In fact, a set brought $24 at the Field sale in 1875. By comparison, a copy of the CATLIN&#39;S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO... sold for only $1.50 at that sale. Howes disagrees with Sabin and states that various editions published by Bohn appear with the plates colored; however, given the quality of the work involved and the lack of any contemporary evidence amongst Bohn&#39;s advertising material of a more generally available colored issue, it would seem likely that Sabin is correct, and only about a dozen were produced. The plates themselves are clean, fresh, and very handsomely colored. It is impossible to identify the colorist, but it was quite possibly one of the Catlin copyists working in England at that time, John Cullum or Rosa Bonheur. The plates illustrate scenes of Indian life in the West, or are portraits of individual Indians. The book was and is one of the most widely circulated works on American Indians written in the 19th century, and the illustrations so beautifully presented herein remain the most important body of illustrative material for wild Indian life in the American West. FIELD 260. HOWES C241, "b." MILES & REESE, AMERICA PICTURED TO THE LIFE 55 (1848 ed). McCRACKEN, CATLIN 8K. CLARK III:141. SABIN 11537. STREETER SALE 4277. PILLING, PROOF-SHEETS 685. WAGNER-CAMP 84.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

      Macmillan and Co 1866 and 1872, London - Tenniel, John. Hardcover. First published edition, first issue. Illustrated by John Tenniel with forty-two illustrations in volume one and fifty illustrations in volume two. Both volumes are bound in the original cloth with gilt titles to spines and circular gilt illustrations on both covers featuring Alice holding a pig, the Cheshire cat, the Red Queen, and the White Queen. Each volume has been expertly rebacked using the original boards, spines, and endpages with the repair visible in a few places along the spine ends and joints. There is minor fraying and wear to the spine ends, corners, and edges of the boards. The spine of Alice is darkened although the gilt title remains bright. There is minor rubbing and a few small spots of soiling to the boards of both volumes. There are two small dampstains on the rear board of Through the Looking-Glass, one of which effects the gilt illustration. There are a few bubbles under the cloth of Through the Looking Glass. The interior of Alice is lightly foxed and top margin is lightly browned. The verso of the front free endpage in Through the Looking Glass has remnants of glue where a bookplate was once adhered. The facing half title page is lightly browned as a result. Both volumes have a few light smudge marks and a few small spots of soiling. Alice has pale blue end pages and Through the Looking Glass has dark blue end pages. Full edges gilt. Both volumes are housed in a red cloth box with gilt titles of both volumes to the spine. The spine of the box is faded and the panels have minor rubbing and wear Very good condition. CHILD/122210. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      NY: D. Appleton and Company 1866 - FIRST EDITION. 1 volume, bound by The Chelsea Bindery in recent full red morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, gilt dentelles, covers gilt matching the original cloth, green endpapers, all edges gilt, original covers and spine bound in at the back. A very good clean copy in a beautiful binding. With frontispiece and 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. First edition, second issue. This is the earliest obtainable issue with the Appleton cancel title page. Macmillan printed around 2,000 copies of the book in 1865, but both artist and author were unhappy with the poor quality printing and insisted it was reprinted before being published. Only two dozen or so copies of the 1865 first issue exist. Macmillan sold the rest of the print run to Appleton in New York who published a US edition using a new title page but with the first printing sheets from the 1865 London edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      T. H. Morrell, New York 1866 - 241 x 159 mm (9 1/2 x 6 1/4"). Two volumes. FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 200 OCTAVO COPIES FOR SUBSCRIBERS (an additional 60 copies were printed in quarto). STRIKING 19TH CENTURY DARK BROWN MOROCCO, BEAUTIFULLY GILT, BY STIKEMAN (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), raised bands, spines intricately gilt in double-ruled compartments with elaborate inner frame of curls, volutes, and fleurons, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges gilt. With small oval portraits on the title pages. List of subscribers, among them bibliographer Joseph Sabin, at the end of volume II. Sabin 35058; Howes I-75. Leaves faintly browned at edges (as no doubt in all copies), boards a bit chafed, minor wear to joints and extremities (one corner slightly bumped), but still a handsomely bound set in excellent condition, the volumes showing no serious wear, and the text quite smooth and clean. This major work on the early history of the American theatre chronicles more than a century of the plays presented at the various New York houses and the performers who appeared in them. According to the "Oxford Companion to American Theatre," author Ireland (1817-98) has "filled the book with numerous useful biographical sketches and other background information." A retired businessman, Ireland devoted himself to the history of the stage, also producing two biographies of actors. The binding here is notable as an elaborately gilt product of the workshop of Henry Stikeman. According to the catalogue of the Frederick Maser Collection, during the period from the retirement of William Matthews to the establishment of the Club Bindery, there was no better binder in America than Stikeman, who exhibited "extraordinary skill . . . in design, inlaying, and tooling.". FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 200 OCTAVO COPIES FOR SUBSCRIBERS (an additional 60 copies were printed in quarto) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Pentland Rising: A Page of History, 1666

      Edinburgh Andrew Elliot 1866 - Stevenson&#146;s Very Rare First Book [STEVENSON, Robert Louis]. Pentland Rising: A Page of History, 1666. Edinburgh: Andrew Elliot, 1866. First edition of Stevenson&#146;s first work, published when he was only sixteen years old. Twelvemo in fours (6 5/8 x 4 11/16 inches; 168 x 120 mm.). 22 [2] pp. Wrappers are part of collation. Publisher&#146;s original printed green wrappers, sewn (as issued). Front lightly dust soiled. Back wrapper with a light crease. Previous owner's bookplate on inside of front wrapper. Chemised and in a quarter red morocco slipcase with gilt spine lettering. An excellent copy of this fragile item. "This little pamphlet, which was written when Stevenson was barely sixteen, was the outcome of the interest taken by him in the stories of the Covenanters that he had learned in childhood from his nurse, and that, at an even earlier age, he had endeavored to express in the form of fiction. It was published at the end of 1866, in a small edition, of which the greater number of copies were bought up by his father. In a short time it had become exceedingly scarce" (Prideaux). The Stevenson family eventually sold twenty copies in 1899 through Sotheby&#146;s. By any estimation, Stevenson&#146;s scarcest work. Beinecke 1. Prideaux, p. 132-133. HBS 64892. $5,000 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      London/philadelphia: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin/Gebbie & Keppel. Very Good-. 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Half brown leather bound cover over brown cloth boards with gilt stamped pictorial. Spine strips have been professionally replaced with brown linen and gilt stamped brown leather spine labels. Light wear to the original portions of the cover. Spines are Fine. Corners bumped. Boards and spines are straight. Bindings are tight. Gilt page edges all three sides, very good. Contemporary end sheets and paste downs. Title pages printed in red and black. Pages clean, toned, and in very good condition. Profusely illustrated. .

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        The complete suite of Maxwell's three papers on Gases, including: "On the Dynamical Theory of Gases" extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society,

      - PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. The complete suite of Maxwell's three papers on Gases. First Editions, extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, comprising: 1.) The Bakerian Lecture: On the Viscosity or Internal Friction of Air and Other Gases, 1866 vol 156, pp.249-268 + 1 lithographic plate; 2.) On the Dynamical Theory of Gases, 1867, vol 157, pp.49-88; 3.) On Stresses in Rarified Gases Arising from Inequalities of Temperature, 1879, vol 170, pp. 231-256. All large quarto, disbound, very good large copies, London, [Royal Society], 1866 - 1879. "One of Maxwell's major investigations was on the kinetic theory of gases. Originating with Daniel Bernoulli, this theory was advanced by the successive labours of John Herapath, John James Waterston, James Joule, and particularly Rudolf Clausius, to such an extent as to put its general accuracy beyond a doubt; but it received enormous development from Maxwell, who in this field appeared as an experimenter (on the laws of gaseous friction) as well as a mathematician. In 1866, he formulated statistically, independently of Ludwig Boltzmann, the Maxwell-Boltzmann kinetic theory of gases. His formula, called the Maxwell distribution, gives the fraction of gas molecules moving at a specified velocity at any given temperature. In the kinetic theory, temperatures and heat involve only molecular movement. This approach generalized the previously established laws of thermodynamics and explained existing observations and experiments in a better way than had been achieved previously." James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) is generally considered the most important mathematical physicist in the period between Newton and Einstein. His work, like theirs, exhibits range as well as depth and extends from his grand synthesis of electrical, magnetic, and optical phenomena in the theory of electromagnetic fields to his contributions to the kinetic theory of gases and its generalization into statistical mechanics.

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