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        Felix Holt. The Radical

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

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        FELIX HOLT

      1866. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866. 2 pp preliminary ads plus 8 pp terminal ads, all undated. Original tan wrappers lettered in black. First American Edition, issued as No. 274 in Harper's "Library of Select Novels." This novel must certainly be considered the author's least memorable. The three-volume English edition, published the same year, is one of the most common of all "three-deckers" because the publisher produced so many copies; the American edition, on the other hand, is rather scarce in the original wrappers.~Although the ads bear no dates, the rear wrapper is dated August 1866, and in the final leaf listing books in this series, this is the last title listed with a price. In other words, we believe this to be the first issue. (Harper also issued a duodecimo edition in cloth dated the same year, but it is considered to be later.) This copy is in very good condition, with minor wear at the wrapper edges (though unusually, most of the spine is present). Baker & Ross A8.3; see Sadleir 814 and Wolff 2058.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        Lappland, dess Natur och Folk

      Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt [text], A. Lundquist [plates] for C. E. Fritz (Eklund & Giron), [1866]. Oblong folio (326 x 450 mm). [2 leaves], 62 pp. 21 chromolithographic or tinted lithographic (5) plates by Abraham Lundquist, printed on thick paper and mounted on card with printed captions; wood-engraved illustrations in text. (Without the map). Text stab-stitched, plates loose as issued, in original green pebble-grained cloth gilt portfolio, sides with blind-stamped ornamental borders, front cover with gold-stamped title and large gold-blocked vignette of a reindeer pulling a man in a sleigh (ties and endpapers renewed). First edition of an account of travels made through Lapland in 1850-62 by the author, a naval officer who had been commissioned by Charles XV to carry out astronomical surveying, illustrated with marvelous chromolithographic views. Lundquist's lithographs, characterized by a masterful and restrained use of color, capture the feel of the wild Lapp landscape with its variegated sky and vast mountainous expanses; the tinted views convey the special monochromatic beauties of the sub-Arctic, others, with a hint of coloring, perfectly mirror the tenderness of the late northern spring; and one, infused with melting shades of rose and orange, shows the sunset at a summer lakeside encampment. Many scenes show Sami natives and their hamlets, typically a few wooden dwellings and a church in a stockade. Hiler p. 705 ("ca. 1860") . For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Kate Hunter, M.A. Oxon, in the Rare Book Department, on 1 212 628 3668, or katehunter at aradergalleries dot com .

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries]
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        De l'origine des espèces par sèlection naturelle ou del lois de transformation des etres organises. Traduit en français avec l'autorisation de l'auteur par Clemence Royer... Deuxieme edition augmentée d'apres des note de l'auteur.

      Guilleumin - Masson 1866 In-8° pp. LIX-VIII-614 con 1 tav. f.t. e una di errata. Bross. editoriale. Con tracce d'uso. Lievi fioriture del tempo all'interno.

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      1866. Signed by Lee. Within six months of the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, Gerneral Robert E. Lee assumed the presidency of Washington College in his beloved Virginia. In some ways it was a natural fit for the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, as General Lee brought to the job his experience as superintendant of West Point before the Civil War. He recruited both northern and southern students during his tenure. The recipient of this rather unimpressive report was almost certainly Lewin W. Barringer. Though born in Spain in 1850, Lewin would certainly have considered himself a southerner though he was born in Spain. His father, Daniel Moreau Barringer, served as Zachary Taylor';s minister to Spain from 1849 to 1853, and returned to his native state of North Carolina where Lewin was raised. Lewin';s uncle was Civil War cavalry Brigadier General Rufus Barringer. Report cards signed by Lee at Washington College are scarcer than signed diplomas.

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        Doctor Thorne

      London: Chapman and Hall , 1866. Scarce Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good + copy of the scarce fourth edition of this classic Trollope novel in the Publisher's original tan boards with the front board lettered, decorated, and blocked in black and red and the spine lettered in black and decorated in black and in red, not mentioned in Sadleir (spine darkened with some chipping at the tail). The first two editions of the book (each published in the three-volume format) were printed in surprisingly small numbers, with both editions together numbering to about 1,000 copies, and we rarely see either the third or the fourth edition in original cloth as offered here. In spite of the paucity of early editions of the work, Trollope states that this novel produced more profit to him in his lifetime than did any of his other works. The novel centers on young Frank Gresham, heir to the remnants of a once-fine English Estate and once-fine fortune that his father had wasted under the influence of Frank's aristocratic mother, and on the young Mary Thorne whose origins and history are known only to her uncle, the good Doctor Thorne. Of this novel, Hugh Walpole stated "There are fire-and-thunder Trollopians who will die for DOCTOR THORNE. By not a few it is considered the best Trollope of them all." A Very Good + copy of this scarce early edition of one of Trollope's best works. SCARCE.

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        Savannah, Ga. No. 1. [Pl. 49]

      [New York: 1866]. Albumen photograph from a negative taken in 1866, 10 x 13 inches, on original two-tone gilt-edged thin card mount, 16 1/8 x 20 inches, with plate title and photographer's credit. A fine copy of a stunning image from Barnard's 'Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign', an album which is one of the two greatest photographic monuments to the Civil War and 'a landmark in the history of photography' (Keith F. Davis). A contemporary reviewer wrote of this image and its companions: 'These photographs... surpass any other photographic views which have been produced in this country - whether relating to the war or otherwise' ('Harper's Weekly', 8 December, 1866, p.771) This image comes from George N. Barnard's album titled Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign, embracing scenes of the occupation of Nashville, the great battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas (1866). This album, togther with Alexander Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the Civil War (1866) are the two greatest photographic monuments of the Civil War. Between them, they contain some of the most famous images of the War. This radiant example of this photograph shows the warehouses on the Savannah River, which may well have contained the 250,000 bales of cotton that Sherman mentioned in the telegram to Lincoln in which he offered Savannah as a Christmas present. It is in any event a wonderful photograph illustrating one of the great non-casualties of the war. When Sherman arrived at the outskirts of Savannah and connected with the U. S. Naval forces on the coast, the destruction and agony of the city appeared to be inevitable. However, the Conferate troops evacuated the city and the Mayor surrendered, and Savannah was spared. The bright sunny day enhanced by thick, fast moving clouds seems to celebrate the great military non-event. (Note the double-wheeled steamboat docked on the river). Cf. De Renne p.1317; cf. Howes B150, "b."; cf. Sabin 3462; cf. Taft Photography and the American Scene pp.232 & 486. See also: George N. Barnard Photographic Views of Sherman's Campaign... with a new preface by Beaumont Newhall New York: 1977 Keith F. Davis. George N. Barnard Photographer of Sherman's Campaign Kansas City, Miss.: 1990

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        George Bancroft History of the Colonization of the United States 9 Volume Set

      Little, Brown and Company, 1866. 21st. Hardcover Hardcover. Good. Stated Twenty-First Edition. 9 volumes in deluxe leather. Quarter bound leather. Marble boards. Corners bumped and worn. Spines a bit darkened. Tightly bound. Good condition set. Published by Little, Brown and Company, 1866

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        A Visit to the Suez Canal

      London, Day and Son, Limited, March 1st , 1866. Octavo, original terracotta sand-grain cloth, title gilt to spine and upper board, panelling in blind to both boards. Tinted lithographic half-title and 9 other plates, folding lithographic map, plans to the text. Small ink stamp of the The Clinton Hall Association to the title page. Very mild shelf-wear, light browning mainly marginal, some slight chipping to the fore-edges, but overall a very good copy. First edition. Uncommon, only 6 copies on COPAC, OCLC adding just 4, only two of these, including the Library of Congress, in America. Lynch travelled with his brother Henry Blosse Lynch " … on the second Euphrates expedition of 1837–42, with the aim of establishing steam communication with the areas drained by the Euphrates and Tigris and the Persian Gulf. Ironically, the difficulties which he encountered proved the unattractiveness of the river compared with the sea route to India: but Lynch, with a brother, probably Henry, set up the Euphrates and Tigris Steam Navigation Company in 1862. Its steamers regularly plied the rivers and, because it was the only formal representation of British interests in the area, it received protection from the Foreign Office. Lynch travelled extensively in Mesopotamia and Persia. After his return home he was for some years consul-general for Persia in London." (ODNB) His trip to view progress on the Suez Canal was clearly, at least partially, professionally-motivated.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Atlantic telegraph

      Day & Sons. Very Good. 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Clean hardback tightly bound in green cloth with gilt titles & elaborate blindstamped & gilt decoration, all edges gilt, no inscriptions. A professionally restored copy - the original gutta-percha having decayed long since - spine has been neatly rebacked, endpapers replaced, a few Japanese paper repairs to tissue guards and page edges. vi + 118 pages + 4pp adverts, colour illustrated title page and 25 tissue-guarded lithographs on plates by Robert Dudley. Undated, but the 1866 first edition. A beautiful copy of a scarce book .

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        Abraham Lincoln

      N.p.: copyright line dated 1866]. Steel engraved portrait, by Halpin after Carpenter, on India paper on original thick paper mount. Condition: various neat repairs, occasionally affecting the image area. Two tears to margins of the mount. 22 3/4 x 17 inches. A striking portrayal of one of the greatest American presidents A bust-length portrait of Lincoln with a beard looking half left, the image with integral engraved inscriptions, to the left "From life by F.B. Carpenter 1864" and on the right: "Engd. by F. Halpin N.Y.", immediately below the image is the engraved copyright line: "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1866 by F.B. Carpenter in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.", and below that an engraved facsimile of Lincoln's signature. The portrait captures some of the complexity of character and magnanimous presence of Lincoln. Carpenter achieved contemporary success and reputation with a series of portraits of notable figures in American public life, but is now best known for his painting First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln, which hangs in the United States Capitol in Washington. He was allowed to observe and sketch both Lincoln and his cabinet for some months in 1864, and the present engraving was one of the off-shoots of this project. The engraver Halpin, born in England, arrived in New York City about 1842, and established himself as a book illustrator as well as an engraver of portraits and historical scenes. He was working in New York until the mid 1860s, and died in Jersey City in February 1880. Cf. Groce and Wallace, Dict. Artists, p. 286 (entry for Halpin); cf. Holzer, Boritt & Neely The Lincoln Image (2001) p. ??; Indiana Historical Society - Digital Image Collections P0406_498 (incorrectly identified as a wood engraving by 'Halpeir'); cf. F.T. Miller Portrait Life of Lincoln p.??; Stauffer, American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel, I, p. 116.

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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

      M. Longmoore & Co., Montreal 1866 - Light Brown embossed cloth gilt lettered on the spine. 10 mounted albumen plates by Notman, 2 of which are from Krieghoff paintings. From the Mouth of the St Lawrence to Niagara. 196 pp plus 22 pages of ads. Some foxing to plate pages not affecting photos. Cloth slightly faded on spine but a very nice near fine copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Contact Editions, ABAC, ILAB]
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        The Franchise Considered in a Letter to The Right Hon. W.E. Gladstone, M.P

      London: Printed for Private Circulation, 1866. IN VERY GOOD CONDITION. 14pp in a library binding, with the original paper cover mounted on the front. 100 COPIES PRINTED FOR PRIVATE CIRCULATION. A letter from Quaritch to Gladstone addressing the Parliamentary Franchise as it ought to be exercised by the citizens of Great Britain and Ireland. The importance of a vote for every man in a free country, along with a voluntary military for foreign and home service. SCARCE.. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.

      [Bookseller: Monroe Bridge Books, MARIAB Member]
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        Intercolonial Exhibition Medal

      Melbourne,: 1866-, 1867.. Large copper medal, 220 mm. diameter, impressed "C. Summers Sculp." And "W. Calvert fecit"; medal in fine original condition, housed in original printed mount laid down on timber, 444 x 360 mm., the mount worn, with some restoration. A fine example of the elegant neo-classical work of Charles Summers, Australia's leading sculptor of the nineteenth century. Summers won many official commissions, including the supervision of the stone carvings for the Victorian Parliament House, the execution of the Burke and Wills memorial, the biggest bronze casting ever undertaken in Australia, and the design of this medal for the Intercolonial Exhibition.The maker of the medal was William Calvert, a Melbourne-based engraver, lithographer and draughtsman. Coincidentally his brother, Samuel Calvert, was a silver medallist himself at the Intercolonial Exhibition. This particular copper example of the medal was awarded to John Jones of Sheepshead, Victoria, probably a local blacksmith, for 'driving three picks' (Official Catalogue of the Intercolonial Exhibition 1866-7, no. 37, p. 48).

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        Agriculture, Ancient and Modern (2 volume set) A Historical Account of its Principles and Practice, Exemplified in Their Rise, Progress, and Development.

      London; Virtue and Company. 1866 -67 - FIRST EDITION. Two Volumes. Large 8vo. Bound in half calf, raised bands, red labels, gilt decorations and letters to spine. Marbled end-papers and all edges. 784 and 800pp. Indexed, all black & white illustrations as called for. Front hinge weak on Volume II. A little wear and rubbing to bindings but overall a Good Sound Set. (Shelf 4) NOTE: Heavy Set [4.7 kg+] might require special shipping arrangements. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Map of the Central States of Europe, Situate between France and Russia, Describing their New Limits Conformably with the Definitive Treaty of Peace

      London: James Wyld, 1866. . Map dimensions 126 x 142 cm, overall dimensions 131 x 147 cm. A very large folding map focussed on central Europe, extending from Belgium and eastern France through Germany and the Austrian Empire and into what was western Russia, now Belarus and Ukraine, and from the Baltic down to the gulfs of Genoa and Venice. Bright original outline colour marking out the national boundaries. Dissected into 72 sections and mounted on linen, marbled paper to the folded end sections, folds into original green cloth covered slipcase, publisher’s label to the upper board, a contemporary military engraved plate just beneath it featuring the ownership inscription of General Sir Peter Stark Lumsden, his pencilled signature also appearing on one panel of the linen verso and whose name is printed on the map adjacent to the title. The slipcase slightly worn and little soiled but sound, the map in excellent condition. General Sir Peter Stark Lumsden was a senior officer in the British Army in India for many years, before becoming an aide to Queen Victoria and later a Justice of the Peace. He was the younger brother of Sir Harry Lumsden, the founding figure of the Corps of Guides in the British Indian army.

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        Armadale. 2 Volumes

      London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1866. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Hard Cover. Scarce First Edition. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was one of the most successful writers of Victorian England. His most popular works were The Woman in White and The Moonstone. Armadale, his longest novel, received a mixed reception when published, probably due to the scandalous portrayal of its female villain, Lydia Gwilt. Many modern critics, however, see it as a work of psychological depth and complexity. Bound in a beautiful full calf Riviere binding with five raised bands to spine, and with leather author and title labels and gilt floral designs to compartments. Some restoration to title labels and some wear along spine ends and joints. Marbled endpapers, and near fine internal contents with the lightest aging to the paper and a few light spots to the margins of some of the twenty illustrations by George Thomas. A lovely copy of this important Victorian sensation novel. Volume I: 304 pages; Volume II: 372 pages. LIT/071112.

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      London- Smith, Elder and Co., 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce first edition of Armadale by Wilkie Collins, with twenty full page engravedillustrations by George H. Thomas. First edition. In two volumes complete. Armadale (1866) is a mystery novel by William Wilkie Collins (1824 - 1889) an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories. He was very popular during the Victorian era and wrote thirty novels, more than sixty short stories, fourteen plays, and over a hundred non-fiction pieces. His best-known works are The Woman in White, The Moonstone, Armadale and No Name. George Housman Thomas (1824- 1868), was an English engraver, illustrator and Victorian era painter. Condition: In a half calf binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, generally sound but with slight wear to extremities and rubbing to boards. Front board detached from volume one, other joints starting slightly with backstrips lifting slightly. Internally, firmly bound but with rear pages starting and endpapers attached to detached board to volume one. Bright but with the occasional spot and handling mark and slight foxing to endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        The Complete Angler, or the contemplative man's recreation - edited by John Major

      Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 1866. First Little, Brown Edition, one of 100 copies pinted at the University Press: Welch, Bigelow & Co., Cambridge. 8vo. Illustrated with 12 steel engraved plates (including facsimile of the 1653 title page), title leaf vignette and 74 wood engravings in text. Title page printed in red and black. xiv, 445 pp. Full black morocco, elaborate gilt turn-ins, a.e.g. by Pawson & Nicholson. Some traces of rubbing. Fine. Coigney 88 . Of the 100 copies printed. Horne reports that nearly half were destroyed in a fire at the bindery, confirmed by Coigney's smoke-stained third copy. This copy in a choice black morocco binding of deceptive simplicity and broad, richly gilt turn-ins, by Pawson & Nicholson, the foremost bookbinder of Philadelphia in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Pawson was renowned for his edge-gilding; Nicholson wrote the influential Manual of the Art of Bookbinding (1856)

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        Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians with letters and notes written during eight years of travel and adventure among the wildest and most remarkable tribes now existing

      London: J.E. Adlard for Henry G.Bohn, 1866. 2 volumes, octavo. (9 5/16 x 5 3/4 inches). 313 hand-coloured etchings on 180 plates, including 3 maps (1 folding and printed in colours). (Upper outer corner of plate 105 torn away, clean tears to plates 151 and 179, all in vol.II). Experlty bound to style in red half morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in gilt in the second and fourth compartments, with others with alternate decoration of either a large tool of a shoulder-length portrait of an Indian, or a tool showing a crossed peace-pipe and tomahawk, gilt edges. Deluxe issue: one of approximately twelve copies with the plates printed in outline and entirely coloured by hand. This book was and is one of the most widely circulated works on American Indians written in the 19th century, and the illustrations so beautifully presented here remain the most important body of illustrative material of American Indian life in the American West. This is a later edition of Catlins' Letters and Notes ..., styled the "10th edition" on the titlepage: the London publisher, Henry Bohn, took over publication in 1845 and altered the title to that given above. What is important in this copy is the coloured plates. According to Sabin "Mr. Bohn had twelve or more copies colored after the fancy of the artist who did the work, but tolerably well." - Sabin knew Bohn personally and was therefore certainly in a position to know. He goes on to state that 'Such copies are worth $60 a set' (this was probably a bit optimistic, and, in fact, a set brought $24 at the Field sale in 1875. But, in comparison, a copy of the Indian Portfolio... sold for only $1.50). Howes disagrees with Sabin and states that various editions published by Bohn appear with the plates coloured, however, given the quality of the work involved and the lack of any contemporary evidence amongst Bohn's advertising material of a more generally available coloured issue, it would seem likely that Sabin is correct. The plates themselves are clean, fresh, and very handsomely coloured. It is impossible to identify the colourist, but it was quite possibly was one of the Catlin copyists working in England at that time, John Cullum or Rosa Bonheur. The plates illustrate scenes of Indian life in the West, and include a number of portraits of individual Indians. Clark III:141; Field 260; Howes C241; McCracken 8K; cf. G.A.Miles & W.S.Reese America Pictured to the Life 55 (1848 edition); Pilling 685; Sabin 11537; Streeter Sale 4277; Wagner-Camp 84.

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        Naparsimassugdlit atuartagagssait.

      Nugterdlugit kavdlunait nakorsaisa agdlagait, maligtarineruvdlugit: "Thornams Lægebog", "Huslægen af Raspaïl". Agdlagkat Carl Hagen mit. Nungme (Godthaab), L. Möllermit 1866. 72 sider. Orig. lyst blåt blankt kartonbind. Med indklæbet samtidig trykt seddel. Exlibris indsat. Rift på sidste blad med en smule teksttab.. Med dedikation fra bogtrykker Lars Møller på titelbladet, dateret 12/3, 23. ** Fra Bent Juel-Jensens samling. Bibliographia Groenlandica s. 188, nr. 128.*** En af de tidligste lægebøger i Grønland, trykt af Lars Møller, der arbejdede i Godthaabs lille bogtrykkeri. Han blev ansat og oplært af den navnkundige Hinrich Rink, der etablerede det første egentlige bogtrykkeri i Grønland få år før denne udgivelse

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        Why Colored People in Philadelphia Are Excluded From Street Cars

      Merrihew & Sons Printers Pamphlet 8vo, original wrappers, 27 pp. Backstrip partially lacking, and three small holes along left margin, not affecting text, holes appear to be for loose-leaf storage, Moderate aging & toning, a few chips on top and corners of wrappers, small piece missing on top, crease in middle of pamphlet but not too obtrusive. Very good overall. This is a first edition of a rare and important work on Civil Rights, which is printed by Benjamin Bacon, one of the compilers of the first statistical study on African Americans in Philadelphia. The pamphlet actually contains some statistics on the numbers of African Americans in various cities in America at that time. While the main thrust of this work is on the refusal of the street car companies to allow African Americans to ride them, it also addresses some broader issues with respect to Civil Rights. He talks about equal rights in education and treatment of black Civil War veterans too. Interestingly, the author sometimes attributes the overt racism of some important people as more of a state of unconsciousness as opposed to being evil. Thus, when the Mayor of Philadelphia at that time said that he didn?t want ?the ladies of my family riding in street cars with colored people?, it was more a fact that he didn?t know any better than being a bad person. However, he does lament the fact that, politicians, newspapers, and clergyman have been conspicuously silent on the subject of allowing black people to ride the street cars. This is all the more surprising when you consider that quite a stir was created a year earlier, when Robert Smalls, a black Civil War hero, was ejected from a street car and forced to walk several miles to the navy yard. Hunt didn?t seem to be all that impressed with the progress of a high ranking commission that was set up to look at this problem. Especially when the only concession the street car companies made was to allow for a â??car voteâ?? on whether or not black people could ride the street cars. Not surprisingly, whenever this happened, black people were ejected from the cars. The author makes the point that black people are here to stay, and will play an important role in our nationâ??s development, so we might as well get used to the idea, and suggests we extend to them the same rights and privileges we have.

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

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

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        Leechdoms, Wortcunning, and Starcraft of Early England: Being a Collection of Documents, for the Most Part Never Before Printed, Illustrating the History of Science in this Country before the Norman Conquest

      London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1866. Hard Cover. Very Good -. 3 volumes: folded color frontispieces in vols. 1 and 2, facsimiles; 26 cm. Dark blue cloth with spine labels of the same material on volumes 1 and 3; call numbers in white at tail of spines. Series title pages and title pages printed in red and black. The 3 volumes were published in 1864, 1865, and 1866 respectively. Part of the series Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores, or Chronicles and Memorials of Great Britain and Ireland during the Middle Ages. Anglo-Saxon and English translation on facing pages. Contents: v. 1. Preface--Herbarium of Apuleius from Dioskorides, etc.--Medicina de Quadrupedibus of Sextus Placitus--Leechdoms from Fly Leaves of MSS.--Charms (in part); v. 2. Preface--Leech Books I-III--Glossary--Index of Proper Names; v. 3.Preface--Recipes--Lacnunga--[Of Schools of Medicine]--Be Eacenum Wife--Ymre Mannes Gecynde--De Observatione Lvnae--De Somiorvm Lvnae--Horalogivm--Qvot Horas Lvna Lvceat--De Temporibvs--Charms continued--Durham Glossary of Names of Plants--Glossary--Index--Names of Persons--Historical Fragments. Front fixed endpapers bear bookplate with a rural scene and the name Ashburne. Small bookseller's label on front fixed endpapers: Parkers of Oxford. Small pencilled inscription on front free endpapers: "Merry Xmas from Lynn 1956." Garrison-Morton (5th ed.), 6534. In Very Good- Condition: covers are lightly rubbed and soiled; corners bumped; spines are somewhat sunned; no signs of library processing other than call numbers on spines (repeated on bookplates); old repair to gutter of 2 leaves preceding frontispiece of vol. 1; first 2 leaves of vol. 1 preface detached but present, with old repair along gutter; very small ink notations in lower margins of preface of vol. 1; pencilled marginalia, largely on the Anglo Saxon pages, in all 3 volumes; otherwise clean and tight.

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      Philadelphia; Jones & Hamilton, Printers. 1866 [5626]. Paper wrappers. Original paper wrappers. 8vo. IV, 41 pages. 22 cm. First edition. Singerman 1969. By Dr. L. Philippson. Translated from the German, by Maurice Mayer. Preface by Isaac Leeser. Originally serialized in German in the ‘Allgemeine zeitung des judenthums’, simultaneously serialized in English translation in the ‘Occident’ (over the space of six months) ; printed in a “small edition of five hundred copies” (preface) . First separate appearance of an English translation of a work by Ludwig Philippson to be printed in America. This text, still quoted as the foundational work of research in the ‘political reconstruction’ of the trial of Jesus (see Trial of Jesus: Study in the Gospels and Jewish Historiography by David R. Catchpole, Brill, 1971) , lays out the following parameters, crucifixion was a Jewish form of execution, of the sources Tacitus is the best, the gospels being unreliable, Pilate sentenced Jesus as a political rebel, all messianic movements of the time were put down with uncompromising ferocity, the Jews neither persecuted nor tried Jesus, nor cried for his death. Subjects: Jesus Christ - Jewish interpretations. Jesus Christ - Crucifixion. OCLC lists 14 copies. Wraps heavily soiled, final leaf in facsimile only, light foxing on a few pages, Otherwise Good condition. (AMR-44-13) .

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        The Handy-Volume Shakspeare. Complete in 13 Volumes, with Glossary [Leather Bound]

      London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co, 1111. A truly beautiful item, each volume is fresh and possibly unread, Volume 13 has two tiny nicks to the leather at spine head, which is barely noticeable until you study the volume close up. In original blind leather, gilt titles and raised bands to spine, silk bookmarks to each and pages all edged in gilt. Unmarked, bright pages, all volumes totally tight and secure. The matching presentation box is complete, one joint [ 2.5" ] is strained, but totally secure, brass clasp, with "SHAKESPEARE" in gilt to centre front of the box. The box is lined in a purple linen, which displays the Contents in gilt when opened. The Set comprises the following: Volume I: The Tempest; Two Gentlemen of Verona; Comedy of Errors; Volume II: The Merry Wives of Windsor; Measure for Measure; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Volume III: Much Ado About Nothing; Twelfth Night or What You Will; Love's Labor's Lost; Volume IV: As You Like It; The Merchant of Venice; A Winter's Tale; Volume V: Taming of the Shrew; All's Well That Ends Well; King John; Volume VI: King Richard the Second; King Henry the Fourth Part One; King Henry the Fourth Part Two; Volume VII: King Henry the Fifth; King Henry the Sixth Part One; King Henry the Sixth Part Two; Volume VIII: King Henry the Sixth Part Three; King Richard the Third; King Henry the Eighth; Volume IX: Julius Caesar; Anthony and Cleopatra; Troilus and Cressida; Volume X: Othello the Moor of Venice; Coriolanus; Timon of Athens; Volume XI: Hamlet Prince of Denmark; Romeo and Juliet; Pericles Prince of Tyre; Volume XII: King Lear; Cymbeline; Titus Andronicus; Volume XIII: Macbeth; Poems and Sonnets. A stunning example of a desirable item, complete. . [ Undated - Copyright 1866/67 ]. Hardcover. Fine - See Comments/Very Good Presentation Box. Small 8vo { 4.8 x 3.3 Inches }.

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        Contrata..Formulario de Contrato para trabajar en la Isla de Cuba, entre Leong a chio, del pueblo de Sam soy en China, con el agente Don B. Solares, de La Habana. [Junto con:] Cédula a favor del colono varón León - a - chio, del pueblo de Sansoy, China

      Fechado en Canton, 15 de Enero de1866 (y) Cuba, Año de 1866.. Folio; 2 hojas, en papel azul, con los términos del contrato impresos en español y chino, rubricadas con las firmas autógrafas del agente contratante, el viceconsul español en Canton y el Inspector de Emigración (y) Hoja impresa con las condiciones de la Cédula, con el timbre de Documentos de Policia de 25 céntimos, y rellenado de forma manuscrita el espacio destinado a los datos del colono. Cubiertas mudas en papel.

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        Post Route Map of the State of New York and Parts of Vermont Massachusetts Connecticut New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Also the Adjacent Portions of the Dominion of Canada

      Washington: 1866 [updated 1 February 1873]. Engraved map on two sheets, period hand-colouring in outline, sectioned and linen-backed at a contemporary date. Two insets of Long Island and a portion of Canada. Sheet size: 56 3/4 x 64 inches. Housed in a contemporary brown cloth slipcase, title stamped in gilt on the covers. Provenance: John Henry Devereux, 1832-1886, President of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis Railway (name stamped in gilt on the slipcase). Rare official Post Route map of the State of New York and vicinity, owned by the Civil War General in charge of all Union railroad lines and the President of a major railroad company following the war. Nicholson, who was responsible for setting up the topographical department of the Post Office during the Civil War, went on to serve as the official Topographer to the Post Office for 22 years. His maps focus on the postal routes and, naturally, towns, as well as political boundaries and railroad routes. Lakes, rivers and other waterways provide the only topographical detail. The postal routes are colour-coded to indicate frequency with which they are used (e.g., black for six times per week, blue for three times per week), with rail routes differentiated by cross-hatching. The distance for each route segment is also indicated. The map includes a legend and an inset table of distances between post offices. The official Post Office Department logo and motto ('With Celerity Certainty and Security') is also present. Nicholson's maps were originally published between 1866-1876, but it was essential to keep updating them, and to this end the map also includes a printed note "The Service on this diagram brought up to date of", followed by a space in which a manuscript date has been added. The relationship between the Post Office and the railroads began very early. The first known contract was in 1832, just two years after the maiden voyage of the nation's first steam locomotive, for transport of mail between Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA. On July 7, 1838, an act of Congress declared all rail routes to be postal routes, and the railways rapidly became the backbone of the postal system. While these maps were distributed throughout the Post Office Department, it is not clear how often these early issues of the maps were given or sold to non- governmental users, like the present. Devereux, the original owner of this map, was the President of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway at the time of publication. He had served in the Civil War as the officer in charge of all the Union rail lines, eventually achieving the rank of General. Phillips, p. 517 (1881 issue); Cf. Virginia W. Mason. The U.S. Post Office Department, Division of Topography: the Conception, Production, and Obsolescence of Postal Mapping in the United States. (unpublished thesis). Madison, WI: Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002.

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        Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

      London: MacMillan and Co. 1866 & 1872.. First editions. Octavo, two volumes. Bound in early 20th-century full red morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Gilt vignettes to front and rear panels of each volume, gilt tooling on spine. All edges gilt, silk endpapers. Original cloth covers and spine bound in at rear. In fine condition. Housed in a early custom box, which shows some wear.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      New York, D. Appleton & Co.,, 1866. Octavo, pp. [x] + 192. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe / Zaehnsdorf in recent burgundy full morocco, title and decorations to spine gilt, triple line rule and centre block to boards gilt, inner dentelles gilt, green endpapers, all edges gilt, original front cover bound in at the back. With frontispiece and 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. A very good clean copy in a beautiful binding. Ownership name to half-title, bookplate to front pastedown. First edition, second issue. This is the first obtainable issue with the Appleton cancel title page. Macmillan printed around 2,000 copies of the book in 1865, but both artist and author were unhappy with the poor quality printing and insisted it was reprinted before being published. Only two dozen or so copies of the 1865 first issue exist: Macmillan sold the rest of the print run to Appleton in New York who published a US edition using a new title page but with the first printing sheets from the London edition.

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      London: Macmillan and Co., 1866.. Red cloth, decorated in gilt, a.e.g. Frontis and illustrations by John Tenniel. Cloth handsoiled and rubbed, spine extremities frayed, hinges cracked (and with signs of having been recased, with light blue endsheets and the Burn ticket intact), endsheets foxed, scattered foxing and a few finger smudges elsewhere in the text, a few shallow ink bleeds along top and fore-margins of first few leaves, with evidence of same along upper edge of front cover, a few tiny repairs to fore-margins of two leaves (pp.91- 4), a few spots to upper fore-quadrant of lower cover; overall, a heavily read but good, intact copy. Cloth slipcase and chemise. Second British edition, but first published printing. As is common knowledge, Tenniel and Dodgson disliked the reproduction of the drawings in the first printing, and but for a handful of bound copies, the remaining 1952 sets of sheets from the first printing were diverted for use as the American edition via cancel prelims. This second (but first published) impression is essentially the first readily procurable English impression. WILLIAMS & MADAN 33.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      New York: D. Appleton and Co.,, 1866. With Forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel. Octavo (187 × 125 mm). Early 20th-century red cloth, titles to spine and single-line rules to boards gilt. Housed in a red morocco slipcase and chemise. Frontispiece and illustrations throughout by John Tenniel. Spine toned, cloth lightly rubbed at extremities, spotting 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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      London: Macmillan & Co., 1866.  First edition, 17.5 x 10.5cm (16mo), in publisher's dark green linen w/gilt title & design by D.G. Rossetti to covers & spine, pale yellow ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn; Ball 20A) to rear pastedown, 216 (viii) pp. +2 tissue-guarded prelim wood engravings by W.J. Linton after D.G. Rossetti.  Printed by R. Clay Son & Taylor, London.  Inscribed "E.J. Stone, Eton College" to top of 2nd engraving.  Binding Very Good (spine a bit darkened, & minor marks to cloth); contents Very Good (occas. lt. stains).  "Athenæum" 23 June 1866 pp.824-25 (by J.W. Marston), Macmillan 150, White 125, Rossetti 4 (p.42), Ashley IV 100, Reid 46, Ehrsam & Deily 196, Fredeman 44.4 & 96.3, Ray 166, Ball 160, Colbeck 6-10, de Beaumont 344, Goldman 364, Ives A5.

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      1866. With Illustrations by George H. Thomas. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1866-1867. [In 32 weekly serial parts.] Original cream wrappers decorated in black, orange and blue. First Edition, in 32 weekly serial parts, of the sixth and last of the Barsetshire Novels. Trollope observed in his autobiography, ~I regard this as the best novel I have written. I was never quite satisfied with the development of the plot, which consisted in the loss of a cheque, of a charge made against a clergyman for stealing it, and of absolute uncertainty on the part of the clergyman himself as to the manner in which the cheque found its way into his hands.~THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET first appeared in these 32 weekly parts, beginning on December 1, 1866 and ending on July 6, 1867; included in each part is a full-page plate plus an opening vignette, by George H. Thomas. Also included in the 16th and 32nd parts are the preliminary leaves for binding up the parts into two volumes; each bound volume was also available directly from the publisher in March and July 1867 respectively.~This set includes all of the continuously-paginated Smith Elder ads (on lilac paper) that were inserted at the front of the 32 parts, plus all of the other slips and inserts that Sadleir terms "compulsory" except for a total of five slips in Parts 5, 6, 10, 12 & 18 (they appear never to have been present).~Condition is remarkable -- as it is just about FINE. The wrappers have scarcely any wear or soil, the spines have not had to be repaired or restored (minor wear at the foot of the first and last parts' spines), and there is very little foxing on wrappers, text or plates. One seldom encounters a Trollope set of parts in this condition today. Sadleir (TROLLOPE) pp 78-81. Housed in a cloth clamshell case.

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        The Works

      London: Chapman and Hall,, 1866. The text revised by the Rev. Alexander Dyce. In nine volumes. 9 volumes, octavo (215 × 139 mm). Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in green half morocco, titles and decoration to bands, green cloth boards with crest to front, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispieces to volumes 1, 2 and 3. Bookplate to front pastedown, some occasional light foxing, spines just a touch rubbed and faded, an excellent set. Second Dyce edition. Dyce originally edited Shakespeare for William Pickering in 1832. He then re-edited for Moxon in 1857 and this is the second edition of the latter.

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      - Cádiz, 1866. Revista Médica. Holandesa piel con dorados en lomera con planos en cartoné. 165pp., 24x17cm. Ilustrado con 7 litografías de Cádiz. Firma del anterior propietario borrada. Buen estado. ( Vitrina San José ) CADIZ

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        An Illustrated History of British Guiana

      Georgetown, Demerara: Richardson and Co., 1866. First edition. Original green cloth decorated in blind and gilt, gilt titles, boards beveled, all edges gilt. A very good copy, scattered foxing not affecting photographs, armorial bookplate on front pastedown. 4to. Illus. with 44 mounted photographic images on 35 plates. A very early example of a photo-illustrated book printed in South America. The pictures are views of the country, the natives, and their works. An uncommon work in both this, the first edition, as well as the second edition in 1871. Provenance: Bookplate of Thomas James Waddingham [of] Hafod (1840-1938). Cundall: 1570.

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        Enoch Arden

      London: Moxon, 1866. First American edition. 8vo. Green cloth with elaborate gilt designs both covers and spine. Fully illustrated by ARTHUR HUGHES. Expertly rebacked, beautiful copy.

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        Clergymen of the Church of England [TROLLOPE'S COPY, Wilson's copy]

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1866. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing, second issue (having the page number "37", but still with the common after the page heading on page 59) in the Publisher's original red cloth with beveled edges and with the front board lettered in gilt, complete with 24 pages of ads dated March 30, 1866 (spine lightly darkened, light wear at spine ends and board corners, and some expected handling soil), BEING THE PERSONAL COPY OF ITS AUTHOR, ANTHONY TROLLOPE, with his bookplate to the front pastedown, and also being the copy of the prominent Trollope collector Carroll Wilson and described in his "Thirteen Author Collections" with his bookplate to the front free endpaper (the glue from which has modestly stained the following page and lightly affected a small portion of the title page), TOGETHER WITH a letter and enclosed book description from The Scribner Book Store of New York to the individual who purchased the book from that store and housed in a custom half-leather box with a cloth wraparound chemise. The chemise shows some damage to one of the narrow panels and the box wrongly designates the book to be from Robert Browning's collection -- an error made by some due to the presence of the initials "RB" on Trollope's bookplate further described below; a collection of 10 Trollope Essays first published separately in the Pall Mall Gazette, describing the various Church Offices held by Clergymen in the Church of England. The book was published as part of a sort of companion to Trollope's "Hunting Sketches" (1865) and "Travelling Sketches" (1866) and was originally destined to be titled "Clerical Sketches". Though properly referenced on page 3 of the catalogue, the catalogue also lists the book as "Clerical Sketches" on page 8 of the catalogue. Of these three "Sketches" volumes, Clergymen of the Church of England is quite the scarcest. This Volume of Trollope's sketches is of special interest to the Trollope collector as it gives further elucidation to Trollope's famed Barsetshire novels centered, of course, on England's Clergy. This copy also once belonged to the Irish journalist, editor, author of plays and novels, and true Man of Letters, Robert Bell who, upon removing to England, became a dear friend of Anthony Trollope. The upper left corner of Anthony Trollope's bookplate has the initials "R B" WRITTEN BY TROLLOPE HIMSELF in pencil, indicating that the book came from Bell's library. Trollope wrote of Bell that he "never made that mark which his industry and talents would have seemed to ensure. He was a man well known to literary men, but not known to readers." Bell was to have been Trollope's Assistant Editor for a new periodical being contemplated in 1864 by Trollope and the publisher Frederic Chapman. (Though the scheme came to nothing in the end, Trollope and Chapman continued with the general concept of a new periodical which became the "Fortnightly Review".) When Trollope became editor of Virtue's later magazine, "St. Paul's", Bell, who Trollope had planned to hold the sub-editorship of the magazine, had died. Trollope spearheaded the effort to obtain a Civil List pension for his destitute widow, and, when Trollope heard that the Widow Bell had put up her husband's library for auction, Trollope visited Bell's executors, had the auction canceled, and bought Bell's entire library at above the market price - including this very book. This Trollope title has become surprisingly uncommon to the market in its original cloth. Furthermore, copies of books by any author from Trollope's personal library are remarkably scarce and, of course, Anthony Trollope's copies of his own books are RARE. A considerably better copy of this scarce title than is usually seen (when seen at all), with a wonderful association among the great author Anthony Trollope, his dear friend Robert Bell, and one of the most prominent and successful Trollope collectors of all time, Carroll Wilson, BEING ANTHONY TROLLOPE'S OWN COPY OF HIS OWN BOOK, a RARE and COLLECTION-DISTINGUISHING COPY.

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        The Crown of Wild Olive - Three Lectures on Work, Traffic and War

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1866. xxxiv, [2], 219pp, [1]. Later (1896) full morocco, raised bands, spine in six panels, title in gilt to second panel, remaining panels with foliate wreath and small stars in seme, covers with single fillet border, gilt roll to edges and inner edges, foliate and small stars in seme corner pieces, a.e.g. with a single roll of gauffering to edges. Spine slightly faded, minor rubbing to outer joints, a few light scratches to lower cover. Offsetting from inner edges onto endpapers, otherwise internally quite bright and clean. Signed binding from the Doves Bindery, with Cobden-Sanderson's initials and date to lower turn-in. Bibliography of John Ruskin 84. Signed Binding. First Edition. Full Morocco. Good+. 12mo.

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      The Old Cabin & Pacific Publishing House, Yo Semite Valley & Oakland, California 1866 - (4), xii, 13-496 pages. First Edition, First Printing. Profusely illustrated with 28 inserted plates, including frontispiece photo-type by Gutekunst, portrait of Hutchings from a photograph by Houseworth, 20 phototypes by Britton & Rey from photographs by Taber, Fiske and others, 1 artotype by Bierstadt, 1 heliotype by Heliotype Printing Co.,1 red plate of a snow plant, and 3 wood-engraved plates. 2 maps (1 folding lithograph and 1 full page). Numerous in-text wood engravings and photographs. 8 1/2" x 6". Original maroon half-morocco and cloth.Titled in gilt on front and in blind on rear. All edges gilt. First printing with the table of contents corresponding with listings in Currey & Kruska. Accepted first issue, matching all the required points, including frontispiece phototype depicting no one seated behind the horse and a cabin without a lean-to. This copy contains only one artotype printed by Bierstadt (Some copies of the First Edition contain a second plate by Bierstadt at page 470; no priority established). J. M. Hutchings (1820-1902) was a pioneer of tourism in the Yosemite Valley. Per Farquhar, this book ".contains a great deal more.than an account of Hutchings' personal experiences; it covers more fully than any other work of its day every aspect of Yosemite Valley and the Big Trees that could be considered of general interest to visitors." Cowan (I), p. 117; (II) pp. 299-300; Currey & Kruska 175; Farquhar 18a; Rocq 5206; Zamorano Select #50. Joints and edges rubbed; dampstain to front cover; crack in gutter between preface and table of contents; Auction reference on rear endpaper; else Very Good [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Virginia City, M.T.: Montana Post Press..., 1866.. 228pp. Lacks the two leaves of ads, found in a few copies. Original printed front yellow-orange wrapper (rear wrapper lacking) bound into slightly later three-quarter morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt. Binding a bit rubbed and shelfworn. Early ownership signature on endpapers. Very clean and fresh, and internally in near fine condition. The very rare first edition. "Perhaps no book excells [sic] Dimsdale's in presenting the picture of the lawless conditions that characterized the mining camps of the Rocky Mountain country. The author was editor of the Virginia City MONTANA POST and a participant in the extraordinary campaign against lawlessness...Exceedingly rare" - Adams. "Not only the first, but textually the most important, book ever printed in Montana" - Howes. Dimsdale's work was originally issued in printed wrappers, and this copy retains the original front printed wrapper. Adams, however, calls the wrappers "pictorial" and says that the front wrapper should have advertisements on the verso. In past copies that we have seen, the wrappers are blue. However, in the present copy the front wrapper is yellow-orange and has no advertisements on the verso (which is blank). A legendary rarity of Montana and western outlaw books. HOWES D345, "b." MONTANA IMPRINTS 2. ADAMS SIX-GUNS 596. GRAFF 1086. STREETER SALE 2221.

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