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        Original Watercolour showing an African Village with Native Inhabitants, Titled]: "Sir R. Baker's Source of the Nile."

      1866 - Ca. 1866. Grisaille watercolour and pencil on an album leaf, ca. 18x27 cm (ca. 7 x 10 ½ in). Captioned in pencil on the lower margin. With a pencil sketch of a native African man on verso. Mounted in a recent mat, overall a very good watercolour. The talented artist was British navy officer George Goldsmith. He joined the Royal Navy in 1821 and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (1828), Commander (1841), Captain (1842), Vice-Admiral (1867) and Admiral (1875). Goldsmith served in the Mediterranean, West Coast Africa and the East Indies. He took part in the 1st Anglo-Chinese War, with HMS Hyacinth; and the Crimean War, with HMS Sidon under his command. Upon return to Britain he became Superintendent of the dockyard at Chatham and was created Companion of the Bath for his services in the Crimea. The watercolour shows a native village, apparently near Lake Albert - one of the African Great Lakes which was discovered by Baker during his travel to the region in 1861-1865. Baker proved the lake to be, together with Lake Victoria, the source of the Nile - and for this achievement he was knighted and awarded with the gold medals of the Royal Geographical Society and Paris Geographical Society. Curiously, Baker's name in the caption is initialed as "R", instead of "S"[amuel].

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        Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies

      London: Day & Son, Limited,, 1866. The First Collected Edition of the Dramatic Works. A reproduction in exact facsimile of the Famous First Folio, 1623, by the newly-discovered process of photo-lithography, executed, by express permission of Lord Ellesmere and the Trustees of the British Museum, from the matchless copies in Bridgewater House and the National Library, at the suggestion, and under the superintendence of H. Staunton. Folio (387 × 240 mm). Early-20th century brown half morocco, spine gilt in compartments with Tudor rose tools, brown cloth sides, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Engraved portrait to title. A little dulling to cloth sides, a little spotting title page and a few early leaves, contents faintly toned. An excellent copy. The first photo-accurate facsimile of Shakespeare's First Folio. Though not the earliest facsimile, this was the first made using photo-lithography, whereas the others had been created as type facsimiles. Handsomely bound.

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        The Logic of Chance

      London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co.,, 1866. An Essay on the Foundations and Province of the Theory of Probability, with especial reference to its application to moral and social science. Octavo (172 × 114 mm). Original publisher's red cloth, blindstamp rule border to covers, spine ruled and lettered gilt. With the ownership inscription of the author John Venn to the half-title dated October 1867. Joints rubbed with a short split, head and tail of spine a little frayed. A fine copy with an excellent provenance. First edition of Venn's first book. "In The Logic of Chance Venn pioneered the frequency theory of probablilty, in which assertions of probability are understood as purely empirically based judgements of the recurrence of types over events over time, independent of an observer's feelings. As with much of his work, Venn is here exploring the logic and limits of belief" (ODNB). Seminal in the development of the young science of statistics, Venn's views on probability were to receive their most comprehensive philosophical critique in Keynes's Treatise on Probability in 1921. "In this book [Venn] disclaimed any attempt to make extensive use of mathematical techniques; he believed that there was a need for a thorough and logical discussion of principles, and his work was an essay in that direction" (DSB).

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        THE PRINCE'S PROGRESS and Other Poems

      London: Macmillan 1866 1st prtg, 1866. First edition. Original green cloth decorated in gilt. Near fine condition with a few traces of use to covers and a neat former owners signature on the half title page. The second book published by Christina Rosetti illustrated with two woodcuts by her brother Dante Gabriel; he also designed the cover binding.

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        Map of Long Island, and the Southern Part of Connecticut

      New York: Colton & Co., 1866. Engraved map, with full original colour, folding into gilt-stamped brown cloth covers.22 x 49½ inches. An excellent nineteenth-century map of Long Island and coastal Connecticut A detailed large-scale map of Long Island contemporary with the close of the Civil War. Most noticeable is the almost entirely rural character of the island. Just one railroad runs its entire length, from Hunter's Point to Greenpoint on the northern peninsula. Little development as of yet in Queens. The map also includes an untitled inset of New York Harbor and an advertisement for Colton & Co. laid down inside the front cover. Rumsey (5073) lists only an 1863 edition, published by J.H. Colton. Not in Phillips.

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        The Naturalist in Vancouver Island and British Columbia. In two volumes

      London: Richard Bentley, 1866. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Two volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1866. 1st. xiv,[ii],358; vii,[iii],375,[1]pp. Frontispiece and title-page vignette to each volume, and a further nine plates. §The author was Naturalist to the British North American Boundary Commission. Original green cloth, gilt lettering and decoration with design of fishes to upper covers, edges untrimmed. Several very slight surface marks to spine of volume one. A very good, bright set surviving in unsually excellent condition in the original cloth. (**PLEASE READ CAREFULLY** - This is a heavy/overweight book, therefore additional postage will be charged - To order this book PLEASE CONTACT US for a prior shipping quote and for further information).

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        Leçons sur les propriétés des tissus vivants.

      1866 - Paris, Baillière, 1866. In-8, 492 p., rel. ép. demi-toile, 94 figures dans le texte. Deux cachets de bibliothèque grattés, quelques passages soul. au crayon. Edition originale. * Garrison Morton, 615 ; DSB, II, 27. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s).

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        The DEAD LETTER [as Serialized in] BEADLE'S MONTHLY, A Magazine of To-Day. Vol. I - III.

      Beadle and Company, 1866 - 1867, New York: - Victor's work illustrated with 22 cuts. From the present remove of a century & a quarter, we can now categorically state the January 1866 debut issue of Beadle's Monthly to be a watershed publication in American letters, for it gave wide audience to Mrs Metta V. Victor's ground-breaking piece of literature, The Dead Letter, which we now know has the distinction of being the first detective novel written by a woman. Steinbrunner & Penzler, ENCYCLOPEDIA Of MYSTERY & DETECTION, state this work is "one of the most important detective novels published in the United States." And one of the rarest too; despite the fact that, beginning with this appearance, Beadle, from 1866 - 1878, published the title in 4 different series, the work rarely appears on the commercial market. We're pleased to offer it here, in its original, and first, Beadle publication.Furthermore, these 3 volumes also contain 9 other pieces by Mrs. Victor [one under her pseudonym, Rose Kennedy], including poetry, short -stories & the novel, "Who Was He?". All-in-all, a significant gathering, in one lot, from an important 19th C. American Lady- of-Letters. NB. There is anecdotal evidence, from the publisher himself [cf. Beadle's Monthly, Feb 1867, p. 195], wherein he states the work "was, in fact, produced two years previous to the issue of our first number. We make this statement to forestall the circulation of such errors as those adverted to." This 'admission' not withstanding, the actual location of an 1864 edition has proven quite elusive; we find absolutely no modern on-line record documenting the existence of such an edition, and therefore believe that anyone who wants this title for their collection would do well to look to this 1866 publication. A square & tight VG+ set, showing just minor wear. Original publisher's black leather spines over black cloth boards, with gilt stamped title lettering to spine. 8vo. 8-3/4" x 5-5/8". 1st Beadle publication (Hubin I, p. 672 [showing an 1866 publication date]; Johannsen BEADLE I, pp 150 & 421 & II, pp 279 - 280; Wright II, 2584 [showing an 1867 publication date]). Not in Baird & Greenwood. 3 volumes (576; 560; 576 pp). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        David Copperfield. A Reading. In Five Chapters

      [London]: Privately Printed [by William Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street], n.d., [ca. 1866]. ONE OF TWO KNOWN COPIES of Dickens' private edition, the present copy in earliest state and printed on thin proofing paper. 8vo (222 x 148 mm). [1, title], [2, Clowes imprint], [3]-104 (text, with Clowes imprint at foot of last page) pp. Bound in twentieth-century red morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut, by Henderson & Bisset. With a few repairs to the title page at margins and along gutter, a few paper flaws. Fine. Provenance: Herman LeRoy Edgar (his sale, 19 April 1944, $875); with leather bookplate of great Lebanese-American collector Francis Kettaneh; Kenyon Starling; Wm. Self . Dickens' public readings were among the legendary performances of the middle nineteenth century. "Dickens poured all his resources of his art and personality into these readings (his favourite always remained the adaptation from David Copperfield)" (Ackroyd, p. 902). He condensed the novel himself and selected passages relating to Dora Spenlow, whom he modelled upon Maria Beadnell, the love of his youth. The present copy, from the library of distinguished Dickensian Herman LeRoy Edgar, is one of two known copies of the private printing ordered by Dickens. Dickens' own extensively marked and rewritten copy, from the library of Cortlandt F. Bishop (lot 566, $4100 in 1938), is now in the Berg Collection at the New York Public Library. The title page is identical in both copies, with the subheadings "A Reading" and "In Five Chapters" on separate lines. The present copy is untrimmed; the text begins at page [3], "Chapter the First.," and bears pencil corrections in the margins of page 11, one correcting the spelling of the word "his" and the other noting an extra space within the word "am" (both are corrected in the Dickens copy at the Berg). Examination of the copy at the Berg reveals that it is printed on thicker wove paper stock, and that the sheets were trimmed by the binder; it contains an additional "Introduction" of twenty pages, numbered [i]-xx. The opening of this section is clearly derived from, and in fact partly printed from, the setting of type of the original Chapter the First, at pp. [3]-5, where large portions of text used in the "Introduction" are struck through. On p. [i] Dickens has written "in all, six chapters" and has corrected the chapter numbering throughout, so that the heading in type on page [3], "Chapter the First." is corrected by hand to Chapter "II". The present copy contains the earliest setting of Dickens' selection from David Copperfield. In the Ticknor & Fields authorized edition of the Readings, published in the autumn of 1867 (though dated 1868), David Copperfield follows Dickens' revised structure in six chapters. Unique in this state, and with distinguished provenance

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        Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas of the World (1866)

      New York: A. J. Johnson. 1866. Hardcover. Good. 1866 edition. Folio, original black leather gilt spine, blackish green gilt cloth boards, leather corners, 133 (2) pp, with all maps present and collated complete, mainly double page maps that are colored. Good copy; binding bright, a bit warped along spine, front joint cracked, light general rubbing to leather, contents good to very good, no tears or taping to the maps, but some foxing and smudgding throughout and a noticable dampstain tidemark to top inner gutter that is in evidence in over half the maps as a quite faint 5 x 3 mild tan area at the top inner fold of those maps, most evident in the top margin, and sometimes very faint indeed. We like these maps a lot and think the damp stain is fairly minor, even if we were to put ourselves in the mindset of a collector. Great map of Texas and great maps of other world countries, too. RARE.

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        On Malformations, of the Human Heart. With Original Cases and Illustrations

      London John Churchill 1866. G : in Good condition without dust jacket. Spine rubbed with upper joint cracked. Light scattered browning. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons Second Edition Blue hardback cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). xx, 204pp, + catalogue. 8 engraved plates.

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        Le moniteur des architects. Revue mensuelle de l´art architectural. Ancien et moderne

      Paris, Lévy 1866/67.. Nouvelle série. 2 vols. gr.-4°. 192; 224 Sp., 4 Bl. und 141 (v. 144) Taf., dav. 135 in Stahlstich, 9 in farb. Lithogr. HLdr. d. Zt. Kanten berieben, bis auf geringe Staubflecken, gutes Expl. Spaltenpagin. im 2. Bd. springt, jedoch vollständig.

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        Les Ursulines de Quebec, depuis leur établissement jusqu’à nos jours.

      Quebec: Des Presses de C. Darveau, 1863-1866. - 4 Volumes in 3. 8vo. pp. xxviii, 579; 2 p.l., 362, [2]blank, x, [2]blank, [4], [2]blank, 38; 2 p.l., 397, [1]blank, [4], [2]blank; 2 p.l., [397]-741, [1]blank, [2]. with half-titles in Vols. I, III & IV (none required in Vol. II). 2 portraits (incl. frontis.). contemporary gilt-stamped chagrin, all edges gilt (rubbed, last volume upper rear joint cracked & gouge in one compartment of spine). First Edition. TPL 9135. Gagnon I 3635 (incorrectly citing 1864 publication date for Vol. I). Sabin 98171n. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Memorials of the Tower of London. by Lieut. -Gen. Lord De Ros

      London, J. Murray, 1866. 1st Edition. Very impressively illustrated with a series of steel-engraved (folding) plates and plans. Additional portrait engraving to the title. 19cm. Subjects: Tower of London (London, England) . Very good copy in the original half morocco over marble boards. Raised bands, gilt cross-bands and gilt-blocked titles. Spine bands very slightly rubbed as with age. Remains an uncommonly well-preserved example of a scarce edition.

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        DEALINGS WITH THE FAIRIES. With Illustrations by Arthur Hughes.

      [8], [1], 2-308, [4 ad's dated December 1866] pages. Engraved frontispiece and 11 other full-page engraved plates. Original decorative cloth, gilt. All edges gilt. Small octavo. First edition, earliest issue. Spine repaired, and binding generally rubbed; some fraying to the fore-edges of the first few leaves; some water-staining to the blank borders of the illustrations; else a good plus copy contained in a quarter morocco gilt folding box. Presentation copy inscribed on half-title by George Macdonald, 'A. Edward Joy with kindest regards from the Author. April 16, 1867.' Shaberman 31.

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        Millais's Collected Works

      London: Alexander Strahan, 1866. First edition. Folio size. Brown sand-grain gilt cloth, beveled boards. 80 exquisite wood engraved illustrations by Millais. All edges gilt. Covers somewhat rubbed, string marks, some wear to covers, still a very nice copy indeed of a book becoming quite scarce in the first issue.

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        Adventures in the Far Interior of South Africa including a Journey to Lake Ngami and Rambles in Honduras. To which is appended a Short Treatise on the Best Mode of Skinning and Preserving Birds, Animals, &c.; Also Receipts for Making Preservatives

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1866. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1866. 1st. vii,[i],282,[ii]pp. Frontispiece and 18 full-page plates from wood engravings. Occasional spotting, especially to one plate which has been off-set, possibly by a fern frond. A very good copy, lately handsomely rebound in green quarter-calf, contrasting label (reading "Leyland's Adventures in South Africa"), marbled boards. §Author's inked presentation inscription to fly-leaf.

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        Holly's Country Seats: Containing Lithographic Designs For Cottages, Villas, Mansions, Etc., With Their Accompanying Outbuildings; Also, Country Churches, City Buildings, Railway Stations, Etc, Etc

      D. Appleton and Company NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1866. Hardcover. Orig. green publisher's cloth, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, cover fillets in blind. Very good/near fine./No Dust Jacket. 171 pages. 25 x 20 cm. Thirty-six tinted lithographic plates. KARPEL B345. "Although this book was actually written in 1861, publication was delayed by the outbreak of the Civil War. It is a work of some importance as the first American pattern book to include a design for a railway depot. The remainder of the designs (remodeled old colonial, Swiss chalet, Mansard, Jacobean Gothic) herald the next phase of nineteenth-century style, picturesque synthetic eclecticism." HITCHCOCK 599. Small owner stamp inside front cover paste down. Bright, fresh copy, plates and text clean, slight toning in a few margins of former, backstrip nicked head and foot.

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        Études sur le vin, ses maladies, causes qui les provoquent, procédés nouveaux pour le conserver et pour le vieillir.

      Imprimerie Impériale, Paris 1866 - 8vo (220x150 mm). viii (, 264 pp., 32 colored lithogr. plates, wood-engr. text ills., later gilt lettered half cloth, Usual occasional foxing of text and plates. A few small imperfections in binding. ---- Sparrow 160, PMM 336; Oberlé, Fastes 985; Simon, Bibl. Vinaria 22; Duveen p.260; Honeyman 2422/2423; Garrison/Morton 2479; Norman 1655; Bulloch, p.61. - First edition. "(.) further experiments (.) demonstrated beyond dispute that fermentation is caused by the action of minute living organisms and that if these are excluded or killed fermentation does not occur. This enabled him to explain to brewers and vintners the cause and prevention of sourness in their products. The heating process that he recommended was the earliest form of 'pasteurization'" (PMM 336). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Training in theory and practice.

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1866 - Octavo. Original blue cloth, title gilt to the spine, large block of the Oxford Eight, 1866, to the upper board within double gilt fillet panel, similar panel in blind to the lower board, pinkish-brown surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed, spine dulled, short split towards head of upper joint, slight lean, light toning, one folding plan torn without loss, some occasional marginal foxing, but a very good copy. Frontispiece and 2 other plates, 2 large folding plans, tables to the text. First edition. Archibald Maclaren (1819?-1884), was a Scottish expert on physical education. "The details of his early life are obscure. He was brought up a Presbyterian. At about the age of sixteen he went to Paris and studied fencing, gymnastics, and medicine but became most interested in physical training. He settled in Oxford as a fencing master some time after 1840 " (ODNB) and came to know both William Morris and Edward Burne Jones. In 1860, he was asked to organise a training course for a group of NCOs, as a trial for a new system of physical education in the British Army, as a result of which "an army training school was established at Aldershot and a gymnasium modelled on that at Oxford was completed there before the end of 1861 MacLaren was a far-sighted teacher He believed that by exercises suitably devised and arranged the body could be prepared for any task. In Training in Theory and Practice (1866) he applied his principles in detail to a single sport, rowing. This he judged to be 'an art of considerable intricacy involving the possession of both muscular and respiratory power, to promote which is the object of all training'". Much of the material in the appendices addresses questions of diet, nutrition and exercise. Contemporary ownership inscription of one H.F. Lambert, who is recorded as having rowed in the four-oared Boston boat "Union" the 1866 Fourth of July regatta on the Charles River. Toy 4243 [Attributes: First Edition]

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      New Haven: Morris & Benham, 1866. First Edition and a copy with Pleasing Provenance and an Autograph Presentation Copy from the Author. With engraved frontispiece and textual illustrations. 8vo, publisher's original forest-green cloth, the spine lettered and decorated in gilt, the upper cover with pictorial decoration of an eagle in gilt. 144 pp. A fine copy, very well preserved, bright and clean. AUTOGRAPH, PRESENTATION COPY AND FIRST EDITION OF THIS CIVIL WAR HISTORY. Most notable for its inclusion of the the history of the "Twenty-Seventh" at Fredricksburg, December 1862; Chancellorvsille, May 1863; and Gettysburg, July 1863. Included are histories of the campaigns and records of casualties, promotions, commissions and enlistments. A scarce book.

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        Autograph Letter Signed Regarding Du Chaillu's Prospective Lectures in Leeds].

      London 1866 - 129 Mount Street (London), 2 October 1866. Octavo (ca. 18x11,5 cm). 1 p. Brown ink on Joynson laid paper with Du Chaillu's monogram. Mild fold marks, overall a very good letter. A letter by a noted African explorer and anthropologist Paul Belloni du Chaillu. In the course of his two major expeditions to West and Central Africa (1856-59, 1863-65) he became famous as "the first modern outsider to confirm the existence of gorillas, and later the Pygmy people" (Wikipedia). "During his travels from 1856 to 1859, he observed numerous gorillas, known to non-locals in prior centuries only from an unreliable report by Hanno the Navigator of Carthage in the 5th century BC and known to scientists in the preceding years only by a few skeletons. He brought back dead specimens and presented himself as the first white person to have seen them. A subsequent expedition, from 1863 to 1865, enabled him to confirm the accounts given by the ancients of a pygmy people inhabiting the African forests. Du Chaillu sold his hunted gorillas to the Natural History Museum in London and his "cannibal skulls" to other European collections" (Wikipedia). In the letter written just a year after his return from the second expedition, Du Chaillu turns down a proposal of his correspondent to give lectures at Leeds, saying that he is "not a professional lecturer. I do not seek such occupation and only can make such provincial visits at considerable personal inconvenience to myself and it will not be convenient for me to lecture at Leeds the coming winter". Du Chaillu was in great demand at the time, giving public lectures in London, Paris and New York.

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

      Ithaca NY:: Spence Spencer,. 1866.. 4 1/2" x 6 3/4". 1st edition (Sabin 89381). 153 pp.. Terra-cotta cloth with gilt spine lettering.. VG+ (lt soil & wear to cloth).. Illustrated with woodcuts & 20 tipped-in contemporary photographs,

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        DIE SCHWEIZ IN ORIGINAL - ANSICHTEN. Ihrer interessantesten Gegenden, historisch merkwurdigsten Stadte, Badeorte, Kirchen, Burgen und sonstigen ausgezeichneten Baudenkmaler alter und neuer Zeit. Nach der Natur aufgenommen und in Stahl gestochen von den ausgezeichnetsten Kunstlern unserer Zeit. Mit einem historisch-topographischem Text.

      Lange 1866-1871 In-8 gr. (mm. 250x175), 3 voll., mz. pelle coeva (lievi abras,), dorso a cordoni con fregi e tit. oro, pp. 320,(2); 300; 402; con 3 pregevoli antiporte figur.; testo inquadrato in delicata cornice. Molto affascinante è la parte iconografica di quest?opera sulla Svizzera: i 22 cantoni sono illustrati da 184 (su 196) bellissime vedute f.t., inc. su acciaio da vari e noti artisti. Sono vedute delle sue più interessanti contrade, città storiche, paesaggi alpini, borghi, chiese e monumenti particolari, di epoche antiche e moderne, ripresi dal vero. L?opera del Runge, di carattere storico-topografico, è così suddivisa: il vol. I riguarda la Svizzera Sud-orientale, con i cantoni di Uri - Schwyz - Unterwalden - Zug - Luzern - Tessin- Buendten, ed è illustrato da 61 (su 62) tavv. - il vol. II tratta la Svizzera del Nord, con i cantoni di St. Gallen - Appenzell - Glarus - Thurgau - Schaffhausen - Zuerich - Aargau - Basel - Solothurn, ed è illustrato da 42 tavv. - il vol. III la Svizzera occidentale, con i cantoni di Bern - Neuenburg - Freiburg - Waadt - Genf - Wallis, ed è illustrato da 81 (su 92) tavv. Precisiamo che al III vol. mancano le seguenti pagg. di testo: 95/96 - 229/256 - 255/256 - 403/408 e I/III (di Indice, qui in fotocopia). Uniformi ingialliture o fiorit. per lo più ai margini di un certo numero di tavole, altrimenti un buon esemplare.

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      University Press, Oxford 1866 - "Nonpareil 16mo. Refs." (6 3/6"). Illustrated by Peacock, Mansfield and Britton with mounted photographs of paintings. Bound by Hale & Roworth, Manchester in full brown pebbled morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., gilt spine titles, with two brass clasps and four brass corner guards Quite fine, very attractive example of this genre [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1866. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. Octavo (182 × 122 mm). Recent red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, spine gilt in compartments with rabbit and playing card tools, White Rabbit tool to upper board gilt, marbled endpapers, single line rules to boards, turn-ins, and all edges gilt Illustrations throughout by John Tenniel. A few light spots to contents, very short closed repaired split to page 7, repaired tear to page 87 slightly affecting text. An excellent copy. First published edition, and a beautifully bound copy. Famously, the 1865 first printing of Alice was withdrawn on account of Dodgson's objections to the printing of Tenniel's engravings. The book was re-set by Clay's for publication by Macmillan sometime around the beginning of November 1865, while the rejected 1865 sheets were given a new tipped-in title and re-issued by Appleton's in New York in April or May 1866.

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      DENTU 1866 - R260149856: Environ 500 pages par volume (491+548+464+508+546+487+563). Dos de cuir vert sapin à 5 nerfs. Titres et fleurons dorés. Papier vert et noir sur les plats. Frontispices en noir et blanc avec serpente. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos fané. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 848-Ecrits divers, citations, journaux intimes, souvenirs, mémoires [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      [1866], [Westboro, Mass.]: 1866 - Wood engraved vignette of the institute's grounds & building, by Prentiss. On March 1st 1853, Hero established the Willow Park Water Cure, with himself as proprietor and attending physician, for the treatment of chronic diseases through the 'water cure'. Treatments of Swedish movements, light gymnastics, Turkish baths, & Inhalations were also employed, to considerable success.Though this success did not come without a personal price. as Hero writes in this circular "Friends, it is no small matter, to be thirteen years, day and night, surrounded by sick, nervous, irritable people, demanding our care and sympathies." Hero seeks a change, and it is to this latter Hero addresses himself in this circular's holograph letter: "I intend to convert / my Institution into a School / for young Ladies ." Later in the year, Dr. Hero did found the Willow Park Seminary for young women "where the Physical as well as the Intellectual facilities [were] faithfully and equally attended to." OCLC does not record this particular broadside, though 2 others are found, each in one copy only. Rare. Vertical & horizontal fold-lines. Fold-lines starting to split [~ 1 cm] at edges & center. Short tear in margin. Withal, a VG copy. Oblong format: 9-3/4" x 15". 1st printing. With a 14 line ALs by Hero to the recto, dated July 26th, 1867. One sheet, printed recto only. Horizontal chain lines. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Evidence of removal of a small bookplate on the front pastedown, pencil owner name and notes on the front endpaper; front hinge cracked but covers tight. Contents quite clean. Some edgewear to the front board else little wear. Very Good. Original green C cloth, Binding A, no priority given. BAL 20117: only 1546 copies printed. Borst A7.1.a notes 1500 copies printed. Distinguished for its containing, in addition to the title piece, the first book publication of "Civil Disobedience" and "Life Without Principle," Thoreau's two most famous essays, as well as all of his major political writings. "Civil Disobedience" influenced, among others, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. who cited it as his first intellectual contact with the theory of nonviolent resistance.

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        A Yankee in Canada, with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866 First edition, first printing. One of 1546 copies printed. Original publisher's green C cloth, binding A (priority not determined). Bright gilt to spine, some wear and fraying to spine with shallow loss to the spine ends, hinges cracked, former owner signature to front blank, else a very good, clean and completely unrestored copy. In addition to "A Yankee in Canada", this volume contains the first book publications of Thoreau's essays, "Civil Disobedience" and "Life Without Principle".. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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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. 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. Brewington p. 95. (Even 75 years ago he noted that this work was “scarce.”) McDonald 335. Old tide mark of waterstain on outer edges of all pages. One tear at the gutter end of the large folding frontispiece, repaired with no loss, otherwise clean and tightly bound.

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        Histoire Des Chanteurs et Des Artistes Ambulants

      L. Toinon et Cie, Saint-Germain en Laye 1866 - First edition. Text in French. Printed wrappers. 30pp. Uncut and untrimmed. Some foxing, small splits at the spine, an about very good copy. Inscribed by the author to Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve: "a monsieur Sainte-Beuve hommage de ma haute consideration, Cenac-Moncaut." Pamphlet study of the traveling minstrels of Greece and Italy, with a notable association to an important French literary figure. *OCLC* locates two copies of the pamphlet, at Harvard and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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      New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Light foxing. Near Fine. Octavo in contemporary half brown morocco leather with marbled boards and morocco corners; frontispiece portrait, v, [i], 88 pages. A collection of the 91 acts, bills, and resolutions for the military during the Civil War by the Chairman of the Committee on Military Affairs, printed from Advance Sheets of the Rebellion Record. This is Wilson's own copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown and a clipped SIGNATURE and closing pasted to the front free endpaper. Wilson was born Jeremiah Colbath in 1812 in Farmington, New Hampshire. An indentured farm laborer at the age of ten, he changed his name to Henry Wilson after obtaining his freedom in 1833. He became a school teacher, acquired and edited a newspaper, and in 1855 won a seat in the Senate. After the war Wilson served as Vice President for Ulysses S. Grant. Small leather bookplate of Frank C. Deering at the top of the front pastedown.

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        Stanford's Library Map of Europe

      Edward Stanford, London 1866 - Stunning wall map of Europe from the Atlantic to the Caspian Sea with rare geological manuscript additions. Shows in great detail towns and cities, major routes, railroads, waterways and topographical features. Published as an educational tool for libraries and other institutions. Coloring according to geological outcrops (denoting various ages: Jurassic, Triassic, Tertiary etc.) was added later. This map is an excellent early example of 19th century geological maps. In very good condition with minor overall wear. Case map in 12 sections. Engraving with hand coloring pasted on linen. Image measures 58.5" x 63".

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        A Series of Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland. With Descriptive And Historical Letterpress. Edited By The Rev. F. O. Morris, B.A. - 6 volume set

      London, Edinburgh and Dublin: William MacKenzie, 69 Ludgate Hill, [ no date - 1866 - 1880 ?] . 0. Red morocco over bevelled boards, with a bright gilt central image of Windsor Castle, and elaborate gilt border to both the front and rear covers. Spines with 5 raised bands, simple gilt decorated compartments, gilt titles, and volume numbers. Hinges and tails of spines carefully strengthened. Spines a little dulled. All page edges bright gilt. Bright inner gilt dentelles. Original yellow endpapers, slightly soiled, with some light spotting to preliminaries and extremities. Each volume has a coloured frontispiece, a coloured title leaf with a coloured vignette illustration, a printed title page and a further 38 full-page coloured plates, (each with a tissue guard) - making 240 illustrations in all. Six-volume sets such as this are the norm in which this publication is normally found, although it should be noted for the record, that a smaller number of copies were also printed of a seventh volume, containing nothing except the facsimile autograph signatures of those who had subscribed towards the cost of the publication. 4to. 11.00" x 9.00" x 1.25". Vol.1 pp.4/pp.90/[2pp.] ; Vol. 2 pp.4/pp.80 ; Vol. 3 pp.4/pp.80 ; Vol.4 pp.4/pp.82 ; Vol.5 pp.4/pp.80 ; Vol.6 pp.4/pp.88 (including index). A very good set in an excellent full leather binding. ** Published originally in parts by Longman, then by D. Banks in Leeds, but ultimately was sold as a subscription work in six volumes in 1880 by William Mackenzie, according to M. C. F. Morris: 'Benjamin Fawcett: colour printer and engraver.' Oxford, 1925, p. 62. *** "The straightforward but thoroughly attractive plates were drawn by Alexander Francis Lydon (1836-1917) and printed from coloured woodblocks by the Baxter process by Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893) of Driffield, Yorkshire. The brisk but informative text was prepared by Rev. F. O. Morris (1810-1893), Fawcett's friend and neighbour and collaborator on many color-illustrated works of natural history. The many plates in this set are notable for their precise printing and rich coloring; each plate was printed in an average of eight colours. Ruari McLean states that in this work "the best [plates] are of great charm and beauty; and the color printing is, as usual, superb." Friedman in 'Colour printing in England, 1486-1870' remarks that of Fawcett's colouring: "...his ink tones are so subtle and transparent that they have the appearance of watercolour..." Fawcett's transparent colours were especially suited to Lydon's crisply-drawn renderings of immaculately tidy grounds bathed in sunlight and with gardens abloom." **** Benjamin Fawcett (December 1808 - January 1893) was one of the finest of English nineteenth century woodblock colour printers. The son of a ship's master, he was apprenticed at age 14 for seven years to William Forth, a Bridlington bookseller and printer. In 1831 he started his own business in Middle Street, Driffield, as music seller, bookbinder and printer, bookseller and stationer... Hand-coloured wood engraving started with an accurate painting of the subject. This picture was then carved on a wooden block, standing proud in order to pick up the ink. The block was then placed in a printing press to give a black-and-white print, which was then hand-coloured. The wooden print blocks were carved with great attention detail. Pear and boxwood were sufficiently hard and fine-grained, making them durable and capable of showing fine detail. Most of the joint works of Fawcett and Lydon were published by Groombridge, of London. Fellow engraver, W.D. Ridley wrote: "Benjamin Fawcett was undoubtedly a born genius in the best sense of the word; for in a remote country town in the early days of railway facilities, when it must have been difficult to buy high-grade colour inks, he brushed all difficulties aside, purchased his own boxwood shipped direct from Turkey, matured it, sawed it in slices, surfaced it accurately, drew the whole of his work, upon these blocks himself." - See Wikipedia . .

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland AND Through The Looking Glass

      London: Macmillan, 1866. First. hardcover. fine. Tenniel, John. Illustrations by John Tenniel. 2 volumes. Beautifully bound by Bayntun in full red morocco with gilt vignette of the White Rabbit on the front covers and gilt vignettes on the spines, a.e.g., with marbled endpapers. London: Macmillan, 1866, 1872. First published editions. Fine. Alice" was first printed in 1865 in a small number of copies. The author & illustrator were unhappy about the poor quality of the printing and insisted that it be re-done, using a different printer. These 1866/1872 editions are the first published versions.

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        Jefferson Davis tells of the forthcoming laying of the cornerstone of Montgomeryís Confederate Memorial Monument and his plans to refute Union Gen. William T. Shermansí slanders

      Autograph Letter Signed ìJefferson Davisî completely in the hand of his wife, Varina Howell Davis who also signed her husbandís signature, 2p, 5.75î x 8.75î, front & verso. To Col. John Thomas Scharf. Beauvoir, Missi, March 31, 1866. Light creases. Folds at upper corners. Fine Condition. In full, ìI wonder that you will still believe what the Newspapers say about me. It is not true that I have agreed to deliver an address at Montgomery or that I am in good health. The committee of the Association to erect a Monument to the Confed. dead on the spot where the Govt. of the Confederacy was inaugurated obtained my consent to be present at the laying of the cornerstone with the distinct understanding that I was not to be expected to make a speech because of physical disability and when the Chairman of the Committee recently came to see me, and found me ill of bilious fever, he assured me that he had given public notice that I was not to be expected or called upon to make a speech. ìNow my dear Sir having cleared away the debris, I proceed to the subject of your letter. Recent illness has prevented me from going to attend to important business at my old house in Warren Co. Missi. As soon as I can, I must go there. After my return I shall then have to go to Montgomery to be present on the day appointed for laying the cornerstone ñ the 28th or 29th of April. After my return from there I know of nothing to prevent us from taking up the proposed work i.e. the refutation of Shermanís slanders. You must expect me to devolve most of the work upon you both in hunting up papers & the manual labor of writing, but I hope only a short time will be required to complete the task.î The April 29, 1886, edition of ìThe Atlanta Constitutionî reported that at the State Capitol on April 28th, in front of a crowd of thousands, Montgomery Mayor W.S. Reese rose and said, ìëIt is with emotions of the most profound reverence that I have to introduce to you that most illustrious type of southern manhood and statesmanship ñ our honored ex-president, Jefferson Davisí ÿ A cheer long pent up since 1861 rent the air, was taken up by the crowds on the streets, and echoed and re-echoes over the city ÿ At last silence stole over the crowd, the cheers were hushed, and in strong tones, with a volume which reached the extreme limits of the audience, Mr. Davis proceeded ÿ My Friends: It would be vain if I should attempt to express to you the deep gratification which I feel at this demonstrationÿ ëî Davis spoke for about five minutes. Mrs. Davis was present. He ended by saying ìëI have been promised, my friends, that I should not been called upon to make a speech, and therefore I will only extend to you my heartfelt thanks. God bless you, one and all, old men and boys, and ladies above all others, who never faltered in our direst need.í [Loud and long continued applause]ÿî On September 23, 1886, Jefferson Davis wrote a letter to ìThe Baltimore Sunî refuting a statement made by Union Gen. William T. Shermanís before a gathering of former Union soldiers in 1884. Sherman had said that he had seen a letter from Davis to a U.S. Senator in which Davis said he ìwould turn Leeís army against any state that might attempt to secede from the southern Confederacy.î Davisís letter refuting this and other Sherman slanders was published by ìThe Sunî on October 1, 1886. The recipient of this letter, Baltimorean John Thomas Scharf (1843-1898), served in the Confederate Army and Navy. A journalist, historian, and lawyer, Scharf is best known for his published historical works. He was one of the first American historians who consistently used newspapers as a primary source. He contacted everyone who could provide information about his subject and used detail questionnaires to get responses to his inquiries. However, Scharf could not remain objective when writing about the Civil War and his strong pro-South perspective is clearly evident in all his works.

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      London: Alfred W. Bennett, 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Contents clean and bright as are the covers. The frontispiece photograph is pulling away from the text block but still attached. Some fraying to the top front spine edge and the spine tips. Near Fine, and a superb association copy. Quarto (8-1/2" x 10-1/2") in the original gilt-decorated brick cloth depicting a camera and climbing tools on the front cover. Illustrated with 28 original albumen photographs by noted Alpine photographer Ernest Edwards as well as a two-page map of the Oberland. Photographs range in size from 17 small images inserted within the text, including a circular vignette on the title page, to 11 full-page images. The Oberland (highlands) include the snowy Alps of the Swiss Canton of Berne. A seven-page chapter "Notes by the Photographer" describes the difficulty of making wet-collodion images under field conditions. The author was the editor of the ALPINE JOURNAL. Goldschmidt & Naef, THE TRUTHFUL LENS, #74. A most interesting copy with a SIGNED PRESENTATION on the half-title page: "Willard Bartlett/In remembrance of some days/with ice axe & rope/Elihu Root/Dec 25' 73." Root, who was later Secretary of War under William McKinley and Secretary of State under Theodore Roosevelt, formed an early law partnership with Bartlett, who would eventually become Justice of the Supreme Court in New York. Root maintained a correspondence with Bartlett up to the latter's death in 1925. This inscription dates from when both were in their late 20s.

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        Esquisse Physique Des Iles Spitzbergen Et Du Pole Arctique. Avec Une Carte Des Iles Spitzbergen

      Paris : Challamel, 1866. 1st Edition. 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

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        Naturhistorisch Bilder-Bok pa tre sprak

      Stockholm,: Oscar L. Lamm,, 1866.. Oblong octavo, 11 pp. of handcoloured plates; rebacked with new endpapers, fine. Rare Swedish natural history primer for children with captions in Swedish, French and English. Included are the kangaroo and cockatoo, the unfamiliarity of the latter being demonstrated by its depiction with a red, rather than the sulphur-coloured, crest.

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        The Harmony Society, at Economy, Penn'a. Founded by George Rapp, A.D. 1805. With an Appendix

      Pittsburgh, PA: W. S. Haven. Very Good. 1866. First thus. Original cloth. A handsome First thus Edition in Very Good condition with lightly rubbed extremities, faded stamp to front flyleaf, erasure marks to upper half title page, and light scattered soiling. Appendices. Original decorative cloth; Howes W445: "Includes a chapter on this Society's earlier establishment in Indiana." This rare Rapp Community item is one of the scarcest of the Utopian works of the 19th century .

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        Forty-Three Days in an Open Boat [Harper's Monthly Magazine, Vol. XXXIV, No. CXCIX, December 1864]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. First Edition. Wraps. Very Good. Contains Twain's first published story in a national magazine which appears on pp. 104-113. Rare in that this issue usually is only found in the bound volume and individual issues are often in poor condition. Housed in a custom red faux leather slipcase with gold embossed titling to front panel. Photographs gladly provided. 136, [4] ads, 4 ads. 4to. Light tan wraps with crisp and bright cover, light age yellowing along edges. Spine has small losses at head and foot, rear wrap missing lower left corner that has been repaired with Japanese mending paper, rest of cover has uniform darkening from age. Original printing has skewed the text on the rear cover giving it a bit of a slant. Very clean within.

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        Prospectus of the Neff Petroleum Company, with the Geological Reports of Prof. A. Winchell, Prof. J. S. Newberry, Prof. H. L. Smith

      Gambier, Ohio: Western Episcopalian Book and Job Office, 1866. 8vo. (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches). 46pp. Hand coloured lithographed folding map, lithographed profile plate. Publisher's wrappers. Presentation copy of the first edition of an Ohio petroleum rarity. The front wrapper is inscribed by Peter Neff Jr. to Mr. E.J. Carson. The map shows the oil lands of the Neff Petroleum Company, including the counties of Crawford, Richland, Morrow, Ashland, Knox and Licking. "An important treatise on the early oil discoveries, with particular attention to the fields of Knox County, Ohio. Comparisons with Titusville are made in a tabular chart" (Eberstadt). Ohio's earliest petroleum promotional pamphlet. Eberstadt 168:392; Sabin 52243

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      New York: D. Appleton and Co.,, 1866. With Forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel. Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, triple gilt rules at head and tail of spine and on covers, covers with round devices in gilt at centre, Alice on the front, the Cheshire cat on the back, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. Housed in a red morocco slipcase and chemise. Frontispiece and 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Cloth rubbed with some minor wear at extremities, dark dampstain to lower quarter of rear board, a few other small spots to cloth, front hinge professionally repaired, occasional light spots to contents. A very good copy. First edition, second issue: the first practically obtainable issue of the original sheets, 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 London edition.

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      1866 - [the FINE Lord Esher set] In Three Volumes. [Vol. I Third Impression.] London: Chapman and Hall, 1866. Original blind-stamped scarlet cloth. First Edition, mixed issue (Vol. I is actually a copy from the "Third Edition," which is the third and last printing of the first edition; Vols. II and III are from the first printing). The first printing was issued in December 1865 (though dated 1866), and the second and third printings were issued by March 1866. After that, the first one-volume (and first illustrated) edition was issued later in 1866.~In no other novel is the essence of Trollope so concentrated. He fills three volumes with the matrimonial dilemma of Clara Amedroz, who has to choose between the uncouth farmer Will Belton -- to whom has passed her thriftless father's estate -- and the polished, self-seeking Captain Aylmer. The theme is commonplace; the incidents unsensational; the treatment unassuming and serene. To a reader in sympathy with the Trollopian method and mentality, the book is a delight for its smoothness, its subtlety and its faultless adjustment of character and circumstance. [Sadleir, quoted by Gerould]~ The first printing of THE BELTON ESTATE was issued in bright scarlet cloth, and the third printing was issued both in that same cloth and in a dull rose cloth with a different blind-stamping: this Vol. I is in the primary binding, which is to say, matching the other two volumes. ~Condition: There is evidence of erasure on the title page of Volume I -- where once was printed "Third Edition" (we can tell it was the Third and not the Second, because the miscreant who effected the erasure did not notice that the two words had very lightly offset onto the free endpaper!). We also know that this was done a long time ago: each volume bears the bookplate of the fastidious book collector Oliver Brett (1881-1963, the 3rd Viscount Esher) and, according to an old loosely-inserted Maggs. Bros. description of this set, a salesroom announcement about this erasure was made at the sale of Lord Esher's library. One can see why Lord Esher was drawn to this set: the volumes are very bright and nearly fine (some cracking of the original endpapers, but scarcely any external wear or soil).~ THE BELTON ESTATE is one of Trollope's scarcest first editions: among Trollope's 52 novels Sadleir rates this one seventh in scarcity: "First editions of this novel in any form are rare, and in original cloth very rare indeed. THE BELTON ESTATE in first edition through some hazard of publishing history which I cannot explain, has simply disappeared." We have never seen a complete set of the first printing in original cloth. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 22; Sadleir XIX p. 382. Housed in three (worn) calf-backed cases. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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