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      New York: Harper & Bros., 1866. - Green cloth, lettered in gilt, beveled edges, stamped in blind. Bookplate on front pastedown, front inner hinge cracking slightly, a few faint spots to cloth, otherwise a very good copy. First edition of Melville's first collection of verse, printed in an edition of 1260 copies, of which 471 copies found their way into the hands of buyers. There was a single printing, and any reference to the error 'hnndred' in the copyright notice (which is the case in all copies), has no bibliographic relevance. BAL 13673.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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        Life and Letters of Frederick W. Robertson, MA: Incumbent of Trinity Chapel, Brighton, 1847-53. In two volumes

      . In two volumes, 1866. . In two volumes, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting biographical work on this English divine, known as Robertson of Brighton. The second edition. With a bookbinder's label for Burn, Kirby St, to the rear pastedown of Volume I. Featuring guarded portrait frontispieces to each volume. Complete in two volumes. Frederick William Robertson (1816-1853) entered the Church in 1840, having been influenced by a careful study of the Bible at Oxford. He carried out ministerial work in Winchester and later Cheltenham, but was assailed bydevotional asceticism and a questioning spirit. In 1847, he entered his most famous ministry at Holy Trinity Church, Brighton, where his brilliant and sincere sermons on the principles of the spiritual life attracted audiences of all classes and religious beliefs. Condition: In cloth bindings. Externally, bumped, and a little rubbed. Front hinge of Volume I strained, with rear hinge slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, although strained in places, with the frontispiece of Volume II detached but present. The front blanks have been removed. Slight browning, with the occasional small spot or handling mark. Light foxing to first and last few pages. Overall: GOOD..

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        Miscellaneous Writings

      London Simpkin, Marshall and Co / Mancheter - John Heywood, 1866. London Simpkin, Marshall and Co / Mancheter - John Heywood, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Nice anthology of Waugh's works in red cloth binding with gilt title to spine. Includes; Besom Ben, Ben an' th' Bantam, Th'Owd Blanket, Th' Barrel Organ, Yeth-Bobs an' Scaplins, The Dead Mans Dinner tattlin' Matty and Chapel Island. Edwin Waugh (1817 - 1890), poet, son of a shoemaker, was born at Rochdale and, after a little schooling, apprenticed to a printer. Waugh read eagerly, and became assistant secretary to the Lancashire Public School Association. He first attracted attention by his sketches of Lancashire life and character in the Manchester Examiner. He wrote also in prose Factory Folk, Besom Ben Stories, and The Chimney Corner. His best work was, perhaps, his dialect songs, collected as Poems and Songs (1859), which brought him great local fame. He was possessed of considerable literary gift, and has been called the Lancashire Burns. Condition: The binding is generally firm and both covers are attached. The front inner hinge is strained and holding by the cords only. There si some mild wear to the extremities. Internally the book is generally clean and bright apart from some age toning, some occasional spots and the odd handling mark. There are a couple of pencil annotations in the text. The first title page is missing but the half title page remains. the is an ink signature to the top opf the half title page..

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      Tours: Alfred Mame et Fils, 1866.. Tours: Alfred Mame et Fils, 1866.. Two volumes. 912[i.e. 908],[1];949pp. Folio (435 x 330 mm). Full navy blue pebbled morocco, raised bands, gilt extra, marbled endsheets, by Kaufmann. Frontispieces and 228 engraved plates. Inner hinges reinforced early on, spine extremities rubbed, a couple of small surface scrapes to boards, short crack in one joint, small snag at crown of one spine, scattered light marginal foxing and a few marginal smudges, institutional bookplate, and another, but generally a very good set. First edition, folio issue on ordinary paper, of the Doré Bible, with additional decorations in text by H. Giacomelli. The text is a new translation by J.J. Bourasse and P. Janvier. "Ouvrage capital et remarquable ...."- Carteret. One of Doré's most ambitious illustrative undertakings, and one of his most popular, particularly after being coupled with English texts in North American and British editions. From the collection of Anson Phelps Stokes (1838- 1913), and then of his son. Very substantial extra shipping charges. CARTERET III:89-90.

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        Tratado Teorico-Practico de Materias Contencioso-Administrativas

      , 1866. 1866. Judicial Administration in Spain and Her Colonies, OCLC Locates no Copies in North America Diaz Ufano y Negrillo, Jose. Tratado Teorico-Practico de Materias Contencioso-Administrativas en la Peninsula y Ultramar, Con un Apendice Sobre el Modo de Sustanciar y Dirimir las Competencias Entre las Autoridades Administrativas y Judiciales. Madrid: Imprenta de Manuel Minuesa, 1866. xi, 408 pp. Octavo (8-1/2" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary tree calf, gilt ornaments and title to spine, marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to extremities, crack in text block between title page and following leaf. Moderate toning to text, internally clean. Ex-library. Shelf labels to spine, small inkstamp to title page, annotations to verso. * Only edition. This treatise discusses procedure and other aspects of judicial administration in Spain and in its colonies (then Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Philippines and Guam). OCLC locates 5 copies, none in North America. British Museum Catalogue VII:249.

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        Setmanari Català.

      - B- Imp. Narcís Ramírez y Cía 1866-67. 36,5 cm. 33 números (2 fulles cada número). Any I, nº1: 10 de Juny de 1866 al nº33: 20 de Gener de 1867. (Col lecció completa). Enc. cartoné. (Ref. 9600-11). Revista catalana.

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        Männergruppen. 4 Bleistiftskizzen sitzender Männer auf einem Blatt.

      o. J. (ca. 1920er Jahre).. 1 Blatt beidseitig mit Bleistift bezeichnet. Format ca. 21,2x27,4 cm.. Fritz Mackensen, Worpswede (1866-1953) war Mitbegründer der Künstlerkolonie Worpswede und Leiter der Nordischen Kunsthochschule, der heutigen Hochschule für Künste Bremen. Unsigniert und undatiert, aber beigelegt eine handschriftliche Versicherung der Echtheit und Provinienz einer Verwandten Fritz Mackensen! - Männer in Salon- und privaten Bibliotheksumgebungen, wohl beim Diner gediegener Umgebung, im Gespräch oder beim Rauchen und Lesen. Gekonnte Skizzen. Mittig eine Knickspur, das Papier etwas gebräunt, marginale Randläsuren.

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        The Canadian Handbook and Tourist's Guide. Giving a Description of Canadian Lake and River Scenery and Places of Historical Interest With the Best Spots for Fishing and Shooting.

      M. Longmore, Montreal 1866 - First edition. 8vo., orig. cloth, 196, 22pp. ads. With ten mounted photographs by Notman. A fine copy. TPL 4536. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        A Method of Comparing the Lines and Draughting Vessels, Propelled by Sail or Steam, Including a Chapter on Laying Off on the Mould Loft Floor

      NY, 1866. 14 b/w folding plans. 70 pp. with tables in text. This is a rare and important book on American marine architecture, written by the father of the great clipper ship designer (also named Samuel) and containing some of the son’s clipper ship plans, as well as the method father and son developed for generating perfect hull forms. See Brewington p. 95. (Even 75 years ago he noted that this work was “scarce.”) McDonald 335. Short tear at gutter of frontispiece folding chart, top of title page slightly dusty, else an excellent copy internally, with seventeen folding tables and plates (some over thirty inches in length). Bound in original pebbled cloth with gold cover lettering, Wear to spine ends, but a good copy of a rare book.

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        Can You Forgive Her?

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1866. London - Chapman and Hall, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A fictional work from one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era, Anthony Trollope. Second edition. Two volumes bound as one. Featuring forty illustrations, including a frontispiece, by Phiz and Marcus Stone. Condition: In original cloth binding, with gilt design to the spine. Externally, lightly rubbed, with wear to extremities. Both hinges have failed. Internally, generally, firmly bound, aside from from the first few leaves working loose. Bright, and generally clean, aside from the odd handling mark, and spot. Very small marginal tide mark to the endpapers, and frontispiece. W. H. Smith blind stamp to the front free endpaper. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Schloß Schönstein.

      . Aquarell v. P. Vogel (nicht signiert), v. 1866, 15 x 19,8 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request). Vorliegendes Aquarell ist die Originalvorlage von P. Vogel für das bei Alexander Duncker in Berlin erschiene Werk "Die ländlichen Wohnsitze, Schlösser und Residenzen der ritterschaftlichen Grundbesitzer in der preussischen Monarchie ...". - Unten links von Hand die Nummer "No. 518.", die identisch mit der Nummer des Inhaltsverzeichnises des neunten Bandes (1866-1867) von Duncker ist.

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        Raphael Santi: His Life and His Works

      London - Smith, Elder, and Co., 1866. London - Smith, Elder, and Co., 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly boundVictorian biography of the great Italian artist Raphael. Featuring a tissue-guarded portrait frontispiece. With a prize presentation label to the front free endpaper in Latin awarded to Gualtero Aston for art, dated 1877. Translated by F. E. Bunnett. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound. Foxed to the first and last few pages but otherwise generally clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Inventions decoratives. Choix de compositions et de motifs d'ornementation par (Marc) L.(ouis) Solon ,Kl.-Fol.

      Paris, A. Morel 1866. Tit. u. 50 gest. Taf. in Tondruck, Hldr. d. Zt., (Abb.), Einbd. stark läd., tls. stockfl. Solon 396 ("Several of the sketches have been executed at the Imperial Manufactury of Sevres"). Schneider-Henn, Ornament, 48. - Formen und Dekore mit reichlichem, plastischem Figurenschmuck.

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        Mugby Junction, Christmas 1866, All The Year Round

      ll The Year Round, 1866. ll The Year Round, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The uncommon additional Christmas issue of All the Year Round from 1866. Bound in yellowpaper wraps. The wraps are not original. The Extra Christmas Number of All The Year Round conducted by Charles Dickens. Containing the Amount of Two Ordinary Numbers. Contributors includes Charles Dickens, Andrew Halliday, Charles Collins, Hesba Stretton and Amelia B. Edwards. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is slight wear to the extremities, with slight bumping and a slight curl to the paper. Internally the pages have slight browning and intermittent spots. Overall the condition is very good..

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        Black Crook (Five original carte de visite photographs)

      Five original carte de visite photographs, each 2 1/2 x 4"). Stiff backing, printed in sepia. These rare photographs picture character dancers from the original performances, published by Gurney & Son (New York), (ca. 1866). Some dancers are named in pencil on verso: Laquaidi (?), Mezzen, Eriesteini. The Black Crook (1866) was a melodramatic musical spectacle in four acts with book by Charles M. Bara and original music by Giuseppe Operti. Produced by William Wheatley and Henry C. Jarret at Niblo's Garden, New York, it premiered Sept 12, 1866 and ran for 475 performances. The Black Crook was revived at various theatres throughout the rest of the century and spawned any number of imitations. Ed Binney notes, "The great American theatrical furore, immediately following the close of our Civil War, to this day a colorful legend in our stage annals, was The Black Crook, a Parisian importation in which ballet, very good ballet, figured prominently." The photographs are printed by Jeremiah Gurney & sons, 707 Broadway (1812 - 1886), one of the first photographic studios in America. Gurney established his photo gallery in New York (189 Broadway) in 1840. His was one of the first such establishments in the United States. As one of the few photographers in America who knew the daguerreotype process, he attracted wealthier clients and celebrities who were both curious and amazed by the relatively new invention. His success attracted the interest of Matthew Brady who, after some pointers from Gurney, established a rival studio at Fulton Street and Broadway. Gurney eventually moved to a spacious studio at 707 Broadway [J. Gurney & Son]. All memorabilia surrounding this scandalous and important production is highly collected. The Black Crook was scandalous because of the seeming nudity of the legs of the chorus girls (actually they wore flesh colored tights). The Black Crook marks an important epoch because its form of melodramatic musical spectacle in several acts became the standard form for musical comedy, as it is performed today.

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        The Atlantic Telegraph.

      . Dedicated by Special Permission to His Royal Highness Albert Edward Prince of Wales. London: Day & Son Ltd. [1866]. With 25 tinted lithographs after drawings by Robert Dudley. V + 117 + [4] pp. Publisher's green pictorial cloth, richly gilt on spine and frontboard, blindtooled decorations on backboard. Binding weakly grubby, last free endpapers torn..

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        Les Chansons des Rues et des Bois

      Paris- Librairie International, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie, 1866. Paris- Librairie International, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The first Parisian edition of Les Chansons des Rues et des Bois, from Victor Hugo, in a decorative calf binding. Whilst the Brussel's edition is stated 1865,itseems the Paris edition waspublished simultaneously. There is no edition stated in this copy. In the original French. Condition: In a half calf binding. Externally, slightly rubbed. The front joint is just starting. Internally, firmly bound, with intermittent scattered foxing, prominent to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        A Pastor's Sketches; Or, Conversations with Anxious Inquirers Respecting the Way of Salvation

      London - T. Nelson and Sons, 1866. London - T. Nelson and Sons, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this Victorian religious work, in a full calf binding. Contains decorative head and tail pieces. N. B: This work does not contain illustrated sketches. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt edges. Externally, smart with some shelfwear only. Sunning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. A few spots to the endpapers but otherwise bright and clean. Copperplate ink inscription to the front free endpaper, dated 1868. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Almanach du Charivari.

      Paris, Lithographie Ch. Fernique 1866 - . Collation : 320 x 490 Belle affiche publicitaire, pleine d'humour et imprimée en trois couleurs pour la 7e année de l'Almanach du Charivari. Non signée, mais attribuable à Cham. // You can browse all my books on

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        Les derniers marquis. Deux mois aux Pyrénées.

      Paris, Dentu 1866 - In-12. Collation : (4), IV pp., 275 pp. Demi-basane rouge, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.) Seule édition. Dans "Les derniers Marquis", Louise Colet raconte sa saison d'eaux passée, dans les Pyrénées, aux Eaux-Bonnes. C'est le théâtre d'une intrigue, relevant de fort petites passions parmi les curistes. Publié à la suite, "Deux mois aux Pyrénées" est un classique récit de voyage, passant par Dax, Pau, Eaux-Chaudes, Gabas, Laruns, Oléron, Bayonne, Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Fontarabie. Louise Colet (Aix-en-Provence, 1835- P., 1876) a publié des poèmes, des romans et des ouvrages autobiographiques, mais elle est restée surtout célèbre pour sa longue et orageuse liaison avec Gustave Flaubert, qui lui écrivit des centaines de lettres. Cet ouvrage, qui a probablement connu un échec commercial, est aujourd'hui très rare. Seuls trois exemplaires sont conservés dans les bibliothèques publiques: BNF, Toulouse, Institut de France. Cachet répété du club alpin suisse. Bon exemplaire. // You can browse all my books on

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        Felix Holt: The Radical

      nbsp;Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1866. nbsp;Edinburgh and London - William Blackwood and Sons, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The complete set of this highly sought after work from prolific author, Mary Anne, under her famous pseudonym George Eliot. First edition. Inthe Carter C variant binding often considered the rarest of the bindings. Featuring the original publishers catalogue to the rear of volume three. All volumes have their original half titles. Published around the time of the Second Reform Act, Felix Holt, the Radical takes a nostalgic look at events during the time of the First Reform Act in 1832. Little attention is paid to the preceding social or political mechanisms underlying the Reform. More relevant to the story is the social change seen in rural towns across England resulting from political change. Treby Magna, previously isolated from notions of national politics and national religion, becomes exposed to the riotous upheaval seen in other English towns when it is made a polling station. In January 1868, Eliot penned an article entitled Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt. This came on the heels of the Second Reform Act of 1867 which expanded the right to vote beyond the landed classes and was written in the character of, and signed by, Felix Holt. Complete in three volumes. Condition: In original publishers' cloth bindings, with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, a trifle rubbed, with wear and loss to the extremities and spines. Chipping to the head and tail of spines, and backstrip to volume tree is lifting. One joint is strained, and four hinges are slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, with instances of spotting, and handling marks. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Larrance's Post Office Chart, and Maps of Ten States, Showing the Locality of the Counties and County Seats in a Moment, By Figures .

      Cincinnati 1866 - Original cloth, worn and somewhat soiled. Mild stain to title page, otherwise very good internally. 48 pp., including 20 maps of Mid-western states (2 of each state). Facing each map are listings of the counties and county seats in each of the states. All pages are printed with blue borders and axes with the state and county information in red. At page 3 is a short testamonial, dated Nov.10, 1858, from Abraham Lincoln. OCLC 6577905. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Tipografía y Litografía Poemiès. - Paris. Librerie Centrale. 1866. Primera edición. Francés.196Pág+2h(indice). Rústica. Magnífica monografía de Andorra e inedita. Con esta Gran Obra Victorin Vidal da una respuesta contundente a las teorías de Sánchez de la Campa a los antecedentes y consecuencias que daron a lugar. Raríssima Obra y difícil en comercio.esta por estrenar. Ref 6.3 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Story of Norman Conquest

      London - Art-Union of London, 1866. London - Art-Union of London, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. An illustrated History of the Norman Conquest, as engraved by Daniel Maclise, R. A. with The Story of the Norman Conquest. Argument to first page. First edition. Daniel Maclise (25 January 1806- 25 April 1870) was an Irish history, literary and portrait painter, and illustrator, who worked for most of his life in London, England. With Art-Union of London subscription advertisement bound in to rear. Condition: In a clothbinding. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities and with staining and some marks to boards. With slight tears to cloth to front joint although joint firm. Hinges tender with previous amateur reinforcement. Internally, firmly bound. Bright with only the odd spot. Overall: GOOD.

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        Snow Bound

      Boston - Ticknor and Fields, 1866. Boston - Ticknor and Fields, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Whittier's best known poemThis is the first edition, second issue with the final page (52) unnumbered as shown above. With the original binding bound into the book at the rear, as shown above. Bound by Stikeman & Co. Bound in half leather with green cloth covered boards and gilt lettering. John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 1892) was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. He is usually listed as one of the Fireside Poets. Whittier was strongly influenced by the Scottish poet, Robert Burns. Thispoem takes place in what is today known as the John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead, which still stands in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The poem chronicles a rural New England family as a snowstorm rages outside for three days. Stuck in their home, the family members exchange stories by their roaring fire. Whittier began the poem originally as a personal gift to his niece Elizabeth as a method of remembering the family. Nevertheless, he told publisher James Thomas Fields about it, referring to it as a homely picture of old New England homes. Snow-Bound was first published as a book-length poem on February 17, 1866. Snow-Bound was financially successful, much to Whittier's surprise. By the summer after its first publication, sales had reached 20,000, earning Whittier royalties of ten cents per copy. He ultimately collected $10,000 for it. Its popularity also led to the home depicted in the poem being preserved as a museum in 1892. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some slight wear to the extremities including slight bumping, and discolouration to the spine. The front inner hinge is slightly strained. Internally the pages are clean and bright with the odd handling mark. There is some slight offsetting from the frontispiece. Overall the condition of the book is very good..

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        Oeuvres completes de Moliere

      Paris - Chez Firmin Didot Freres, 1866. Paris - Chez Firmin Didot Freres, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Handsome gilt tooled full calf leather binding with school crest to front board and marbled fore edge. The complete works of Moliere in the original French with portrait frontispiece. Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, also known by his stage name, Molire (January 15, 1622 February 17, 1673) was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molire's best-known dramas are Le Misanthrope, (The Misanthrope), L'cole des femmes (The School for Wives), Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur, (Tartuffe or the Hypocrite), L'Avare ou l'cole du mensonge (The Miser), and Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman). From a prosperous family and having studied at the Jesuit Clermont College (now Lyce Louis-le-Grand), Molire left with a good education to begin a life in the theatre. Thirteen years on the road as an actor helped him to polish his comic abilities while he also began writing, combining Commedia dell'Arte elements with the more refined French comedy. Through the patronage of a few aristocrats including the brother of Louis XIV, Molire procured a command performance before the King at the Louvre. Performing a classic play by Pierre Corneille and a farce of his own, Le Docteur amoureux (The Doctor in Love), Molire was granted the use of Salle du Petit-Bourbon at the Louvre, a spacious room appointed for theatrical performances. Later, Molire was granted the use of the Palais-Royal, in both locations he found success among the Parisians with plays such as Les Prcieuses ridicules (The Affected Ladies), L'cole des maris (The School for Husbands) and L'cole des femmes (The School for Wives). This royal favour brought a royal pension to his troupe and the title Troupe du Roi (The King's Troupe). Molire continued as the official author of court entertainments. Condition: The binding is tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached. There is some minor wear to the extremities including some marks to the boards and some rubbing to the edges. Internally the book is generally clean and bright apart from some isolated spotting in a couple of places including to the title page and frontispiece. There is a College stamp to the front blank end paper and a prize inscription beneath..

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        Forty-three Days In An Open Boat [In: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 34, No. 199, December, 1866]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. First Edition. Original wraps. Good. First Edition. [1]-136, [4], [4 ads] pages plus wrappers. 6 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. Untrimmed and partially uncut. Creasing and minor soiling to the wrappers. Spine intact but with tearing towards the base. Original wraps. Merle Johnson notes Mark Twain's first book was printed in 1867. The story offered here, Forty Three Days in an Open Boat, predates that first book publication, appearing on pages 104-113 of the December 1866 issue of this periodical. The story was published in the Sacramento Union in 1866. This version (with additions) was published in the national periodical Harper's New Monthly Magazine, making it Twain's first national magazine publication. Unlike some books serialized over months in periodicals, this story is complete in this single issue. It was not attributed to a particular author, but the annual magazine index notes the author as Mark Swain (a typographical error). Bound volumes are fairly available, but copies in the original wrappers are more difficult to obtain given the ephemeral nature of the binding.

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        De L'Emploi de la Force Dans Les Accouchements

      Paris - Imprimerie, 1866. Paris - Imprimerie, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of a Thesis Report on the application of force inregards to childbirth,presented to the 'Facult de Mdecine de Paris' by Le Dr. Emile Bailly. The full title being: 'Concours Pour L'Agregation (Section de chirurgie et d'accouchements). De L'Emploi de la Force Dans Accouchements. Thse Prsente et Soutenue a la Facult de Mdicine. 'Emile Bailly has also written numerous other medical papers and works. In French. Condition: Disbound. Generally it is held firmly by the cords but the last section is working loose. Bright and slightly dusted but generally clean. Overall Condition: GOOD only due to being disbound..

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        Notes cliniques sur la chirurgie utérine dans ses rapports avec le traitement de la stérilité.

      Paris, Masson 1866 - In-8 [213 x 130 mm]. Collation : (6), VI, 500 pp. Demi-chagrin vert, dos à nerfs orné. (Reliure de l'époque.) Première traduction française de "Clinical notes on uterine surgery". Un travail pionnier sur le traitement de la stérilité, écrit à Paris où James Marion Sims (1813-1883) vivait en exil. "A revolutionary and controversial work, written in Paris while Sims was in voluntary exile because of the U.S. Civil War, and first serialized in Lancet, 1864-65. Includes, pp. 16-18, the description of Sim's duck-billed speculum. Also includes important and pioneering work on the treatment of infertility, including analysis of the conditions essential to conception, and record of a successful artificial insemination." Garrison-Morton 6057. Quelques rousseurs. Bel exemplaire, très bien relié. // You can browse all my books on [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Vicar of Wakefield

      Berlin - Kortkampf, 1866. Berlin - Kortkampf, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Jubilee Edition of Goldsmith's novel, in both English and German. Featuring a portrait frontispiece of Goldsmith. With numerous illustrations by Louis Richter. 'With a Biographical-Critical and Literar-Historical Introduction by Dr. Otto Roquette'. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally, rubbed to extremities. Front joint only just starting. Hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Front free-endpaper detached and missing. Occasional small spots and marks, withlight foxing to first and last few pages. Occasional ink library stamps, ink shelfmark to titlepage, lending bookplate to front pastedown, and shelfmark label to spine. Overall: GOOD..

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        The Albert N'YanzaGreat Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Nile SourcesIn Two Volumes

      London - Macmillan and Co, 1866. London - Macmillan and Co, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A highly sought after uniformly bound set of travel works exploring the nile sources. First edition. Containing many maps, illustrations throughout the text, and portraits. Volume one featureseight plates, including a coloured map of Nile Basin. Unfortunately the map of the route is absent. Volume two is complete with seven plates including a coloured frontispiece. Sir Samuel White Baker was a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist. He also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. In March 1861 he started upon his first tour of exploration in central Africa. This, in his own words, was undertaken to discover the sources of the river Nile, with the hope of meeting the East African expedition under Captains Speke and Grant somewhere about the Lake Victoria. After a year spent on the SudanEthiopian frontier, during which time he learned Arabic, explored the Atbara river and other Nile tributaries, and proved that the Nile sediment came from Ethiopia, he arrived at Khartoum, leaving that city in December 1862 to follow up the course of the White Nile. His other works include The Rifle And Hound In Ceylon, The Nile Tributaries Of Abyssinia; And The Sword Of Hamran Arabs and Wild Beasts And Their Ways, Reminescenses Of Europe, Asia, Africa And America. This work remains his most famous. Bound by Burn and Co. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In original cloth bindings with gilt design to the front boards. Externally, light rubbing, and wear to extremities. Shelfwear to the spines. Library bookplates to the front boards of both volumes. All hinges are slightly strained. Internally, binding is tender in places. Bright throughout with some light foxing. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        John Law:

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1866. London - Chapman and Hall, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The very scarce second edition of this novel by William Harrison Ainsworth. WIth engraved frontispiece. Blindstamp of W. H. Smith to recto of front free-endpaper. Condition: In a blindstamped cloth binding. Externally sound, though with some rubbing and bumping. Hinges tender. Internally, binding tender, with some pages working loose. Pages are generally bright and clean, with just the occasional handling mark and patch of foxing. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Charles Lamb: A Memoir

      London - Edward Moxon, 1866. London - Edward Moxon, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition copy of this fascinating memoir of the turbulent life of Charles Lamb. Written byLamb's close friend Bryan Waller Procter, aka Barry Cornwall. With a portrait frontispiece and some further plates. Bryan Waller Procter (17871874), poet and lawyer. From 1815 Procter contributed poems to many journals using various pen-names but eventually fixing upon Barry Cornwall. He became a close friend of Leigh Hunt, Charles Lamb, and William Hazlitt, and over the years became acquainted with most of the best writers in London. He had a genius for friendship, being a man of great kindness and generous appreciation, a man whom everybody loves (Henry Crabb Robinson, 2. 548), and an excellent host. Procter continued his conveyancing business at 4 Gray's Inn Square, where Alexander Kinglake, Patmore, and Eliot Warburton were among his pupils, and as lunacy commissioner expended much time and energy inspecting asylums all over England, attending meetings, and making reports. Mary Lamb, the sister of his dear, dead friend, was one of the patients he helped. In February 1861 he relinquished office as lunacy commissioner and was awarded a pension of 625 per annum. His close friend John Forster succeeded him as commissioner and helped him complete two last tributes to literary friendships, Selections from Robert Browning (1863) and Charles Lamb: a Memoir (1866). DNBCondition: In a half calf binding with marbled boards. Externally very good, slight fading and rubbing. Front joint just starting. Internally, firmly bound. Generally bright and clean, a few scattered spots and handling marks. Off-setting from the plates. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Miscellaneous Poems

      Edinburgh - Ballantyne, Roberts, & Co., 1866. Edinburgh - Ballantyne, Roberts, & Co., 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A near fine, scarce First Edition of Davidson's Poems. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering. Includes The Gossip, The Two Babylons, The Brotherhood of Man, Satan's Soliloquy, and Jesus Died for Me. Condition: The binding is generally tight and firm. There is very little wear to the extremities. Internally the pages are generally clean with very mild browning to the page edges. Overall the condition is near fine..

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        The Complete Commentary

      Glasgow and London - William Collins, 1866. Glasgow and London - William Collins, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce set of thisillustrated, comprehensive copy of this commentary on the Holy Bible, collected by Reverend John Macfarlane. Rare to find in this very good condition. With a book as important, influential, and open to interpretation as the Christian Bible is, such commentaries and explorations of its meanings as this one are integral to understand its teachings. Intended for religious instruction,this set is a fascinating look into one of many ways the Bible can be interpreted. Volume I covers Genesis to Solomon's Song, whilst Volume II covers Isaiah to Revelations. John Macfarlane was a minister of the United Presbyterian church. With eighteen plates to each volume (collated complete), including numerous coloured maps. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In full morocco bindings. Externally generally sound, though rubbed and front joints starting. Internally, firmly bound. Armorial bookplate of Caroli Sarolea to front pastedown. Pages are bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Lexicon Manuale

      Paris - L'Abbe Migne, 1866. Paris - L'Abbe Migne, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce Latin-French dictionary of commonly used Latin words. Jacques Paul Migne (25 October 1800 24 October 1875) was a French priest who published inexpensive and widely distributed editions of theological works, encyclopedias and the texts of the Church Fathers, with the goal of providing a universal library for the Catholic priesthood. Migne by-passed the bookselling establishment with direct subscriptions. His Imprimerie Catholique developed into the largest privately held press in France. However, for Migne, on the night of 12-13 February 1868 a devastating fire, which began in the printing plant, destroyed Migne's establishment, which was also producing religious objects. In spite of his insurance contracts, Migne was able to retrieve only a pittance. Condition: In a half-morocco binding. Externally worn, with heavy rubbing to the boards and spine. Hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signature to verso of front free-endpaper. Pages are bright but with some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        The Vision of Hell

      London - Cassell Petter, and Galpin, 1866. London - Cassell Petter, and Galpin, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A translated, illustrated edition of Dante Alighieri's Inferno, and the first part of Dante's fourteenth century epic poem Divine Comedy. New edition. Translated by the Rev. Henry Francis Cary, with Critical and Explanatory Notes, Life of Dante, and Chronology. Beautifully illustrated throughout by M. Gustave Dore, with seventy-five plates and captioned tissue guards, as well as an engraved frontispiece of Dante. Collated complete. Designed asan allegory, telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. Allegorically, the Inferno represents the Christian soul seeing sin for what it really is, and the three beasts represent three types of sin: the self-indulgent, the violent, and the malicious. These three types of sin also provide the three main divisions of Dante's Hell: Upper Hell (the first 5 Circles) for the self-indulgent sins; Circles 6 and 7 for the violent sins; and Circles 8 and 9 for the malicious sins. Condition: In original cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine and front board. Externally, marks to the boards and wear to the spine and extremities. Rear board is held by the cords only and is delicate, with front slightly cracked. Internally, firmly bound and bright, but with instances of scattered foxing throughout, and the odd handling mark. Ink stamps to face contents, and copperplate ink signature to title page. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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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.] - 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). 4 Kg. 968 pp.

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        MILLAIS'S ILLUSTRATIONS A Collection of Drawings on Wood

      London Alexander Strahan , 1866. London Alexander Strahan , 1866. First edition. 4to. Quarter tan morocco over paper covered boards by the W.H.Smith bindery, to a design by Douglas Cockerell. Raised bands, lettered in gilt and with a punched dot motif along the sides. Top edge gilt. Vellum tips to outer corners. A very good copy, some fading to the boards and a little wear to the corners, but the spine detailing remains handsome. Eighty black and white illustrations.

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books]
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        Setmanari Català.

      - B- Imp. Narcís Ramírez y Cía 1866-67. 36,5 cm. 33 números (2 fulles cada número). Any I, nº1: 10 de Juny de 1866 al nº33: 20 de Gener de 1867. (Col lecció completa). Enc. cartoné. (Ref. 9600-11). Revista catalana.

      [Bookseller: Llibreria Antiquària Casals]
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        Vogelschauansicht, darunter Erklärungen von 1 - 81 ('Die Stadt Schanghai nach einem chinesischen Original-Plane').

      . kolorierte Lithographie b. Carl Gerolds in Wien, 1866, 31 x 27 (Bilder zum Artikel auf meiner Homepage, oder bei Anfrage - pictures on my homepage or after request).

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        The Belton Estate

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1866. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing of this quite difficult-to-find Anthony Trollope triple-decker, bound in three-quarter blue leather with complementary blue boards, top edge gilded (some modest edge wear, a few tiny rubs to the spines); an EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE SET with ALL THREE VOLUMES BEING FIRST EDITION, FIRST 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 a 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 appearances of a set 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 an third printings were issued in 1866.] 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 book offered in a bookshop or at auction. 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 an extraordinarily scarce Trollope triple-decker novel in the first edition, first printing, 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 the complete first edition, one of Trollope's scarcest works. EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE.

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        Schonberg's Standard Atlas of the World

      SCHONBERG AND COMPANY, NEW YORK 1866 - Rare Schoenberg Atlas. Not in Rumsey Collection. Boston: Benj. B. Russell, 515 Washington St. Chicago: R.R. Landon, agent, 88 Lake St.Big 4to. 64 + pp. Col. flag plate, col. maps, tables. Green pebbled cloth. Spine professionally resewn and rebacked in quarter dark green goatskin with gold lettering. Foxing. Maps brilliantly hand colored. advertising on rear added leaves, pink endpapers. Published during the Civil War, the Schonberg series of atlases are exceedingly scarce.

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      [Visalia, Ca. Jan. 31, 1866].. [Visalia, Ca. Jan. 31, 1866].. 8pp. manuscript on folio leaves. Gilt seal of the Tulare County Recorder's Office affixed to final page. Docketed in manuscript on the verso of the final leaf. Two small holes punched in left edge, and two small holes punched in top margin. Worn around the edges with several small closed tears. Final three leaves with some marginal dampstaining. Good. A very interesting and attractive manuscript document recording cattle brands for several ranchers in Tulare County, California. Located at the southern end of the Central Valley, with its county seat at Visalia, Tulare County is known for its agricultural production and its stock raising. This document contains the certification and seal of the county recorder, Thomas J. Shackleford, attesting that it is a true copy of the all the cattle brands recorded for the county between March 9, 1864 and January 31, 1866. The list is ordered chronologically, and includes sixty-two brands and forty marks for more than eighty named cattle ranchers. Among the ranchers are several women, including Harriet Clapp, Susan Wallace, and Lucy Barnes. The final decades of the nineteenth century saw a growth in the use of printed western brand books, but such manuscript records are uncommon. A relatively early record of California cattle brands, and an attractive document.

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        Original Pencil Drawing, Titled]: Above St. André.

      1866 - Ca. 1866. Pencil on blue paper, heightened in white, ca. 25x33,5 cm (9 ¾ x 13 ¼ in). Captioned in pencil on the lower margin and also on verso: "St. André from above looking south. Dec [?] 24/66". Recently matted. A very good watercolour. Beautiful pencil drawing of a rocky landscape, attributed to British politician and Temperance advocate W.S. Caine who travelled around the world with his daughter Hannah in August 1887 - March 1886. He went across the Atlantic Ocean on a steam liner from Liverpool to Quebec, then crossed Canada overland through the Rocky Mountains and British Columbia, went on a steamer from Vancouver to San Francisco and continued his trip to Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ceylon and India. Caine's numerous sketches and photographs taken during the journey were used as illustrations to his book, some in the original state, and some being reworked "by my old friend, Mr. John Pedder, of Maidenhead, who has evolved the greater portion of the illustrations, with accuracy and artistic skill" (Caine. A Trip around the World in 1887-8. London, 1888, p. x).

      [Bookseller: The Wayfarer's Bookshop, ABAC/ILAB/PBFA]
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        Die Rückladungs-Gewehre. Fragmente ihrer Entstehungs- und Entwickelungs-Geschichte in lithographirten und colorirten Blättern. (Beitrag zur Handfeuerwaffen-Lehre). Nach den Original-Waffen, Photographien und Original-Zeichnungen. Mit 92 (1 gefalt., meist kolor.) lithogr. Tafeln. Darmstadt u. Leipzig, E. Zernin, 1869. Quer-4to. (21,0 x 33,5 cm). 3 Bll. Leinwandband d. Zt. mit geprägtem Deckeltitel.

      . . Zwischen 1866 und 1869 in 5 Lieferungen erschienen; ohne das Supplement von 1875, das noch weitere 10 Tafeln enthält. - Umfassende Darstellung der Rücklader seit ca. 1480 mit Schwerpunkt auf dem frühen 19. Jahrhundert, darunter Gewehre nach den Systemen Johann Nikolaus von Dreyse (4 Taf.), Philo Remington (2 Taf.), Samuel Colt (2 Taf.), Henry bzw. Henry-Winchester (3 Taf.), Spencer (3 Taf.), Ludwig Werder (5 Taf.) u.a. - Äußerst detailgetreue Darstellungen auch vieler technischer Einzelheiten mit umfangreichen Erläuterungen (diese in lithogr. Handschrift). - A. Mattenheimer war Hauptmann im k. b. 14. Infanterie-Regiment. Etwas fleckig u. bestoßen; Rückendeckel mit Knickfalte. Ränder leicht gebräunt, gering fingerfleckig. Titel mit kleinem Stempel.

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        Botanische Ergebnisse der Reise seiner Majestät des Kaisers von Mexico, Maximilian I. nach Brasilien (1859-60). 2 Teile in 1 Band.

      Wien, Gerold, 1866.. (50 x 35,5 cm). (4) XVI, 234 S., 2 Bll. Mit 104 (32 farbigen) lithographierten Tafeln. Dekorativer moderner Halblederband im Stil der Zeit mit reicher Rückenvergoldung.. Einzige Ausgabe dieser großzügig ausgestatteten Publikation. - Wawra (1832-1887), seit 1855 österreichischer Marinearzt, begleitet 1859 Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph (den späteren Kaiser Maximilian I. von Mexiko) auf seiner Studienreise nach Brasilien und leitet dort die botanischen Sammlungen. Seine bedeutenden Studien über die brasilianische Flora veröffentlicht er in vorliegendem reich illustrierten Werk. - Stellenweise etwas stockfleckig, sonst sehr gut erhalten. - Pritzel 10020; Nissen BBI 2112; Stafleu-Cowan 16844 Only edition. - Recent half-calf in old style. Some foxing in places. Fine copy

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
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