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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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        Armadale

      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.

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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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        THE CRUCIFIXION AND THE JEWS

      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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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      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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        THE PRINCE'S PROGRESS AND OTHER POEMS

      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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        THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET

      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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        HISTORIA DEL SAQUEO DE CADIZ POR LOS INGLESES EN 1596

      - 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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        IN THE HEART OF THE SIERRAS: THE YO SEMITE VALLEY, BOTH HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE: AND SCENES BY THE WAY. BIG TREE GROVES. THE HIGH SIERRA, WITH ITS MAGNIFICENT SCENERY, ANCIEDNT AND MODERN GLACIERS ETC.

      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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        THE VIGILANTES OF MONTANA, OR POPULAR JUSTICE IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. BEING A CORRECT AND IMPARTIAL NARRATIVE OF THE CHASE, TRIAL, CAPTURE AND EXECUTION OF HENRY PLUMMER'S ROAD AGENT BAND, TOGETHER WITH ACCOUNTS OF THE LIVES AND CRIMES OF MANY OF THE ROBBERS AND DESPERADOES

      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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        Actes Constitutifs De La Compagnie Universelle Du Canal De Suez - (Suez Canal History; Full Text & 5 Maps / Plans)

      Henri Plon, Paris 1866 Grand in-8° relié, demi-percaline bleue de l'époque, 146 pages et 5 très grands plans dépliants en couleurs (en parfait état) - VERY PERFECT COPY. 146 pp. No foxing. All 5 plans present, several very large folding colored lithographs. The first of these is actually in 2 parts: Plan De Port - Said, Plan De Kantara. The other 3 are: Plan D'Ismailia, Plan De Suez, Plan General du Canal Maritime. The latter shows the full extent from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean. Several of these are quite large and detailed. They are in excellent condition. Lesseps founded this company isn 1855, so this is a realtively late summary. Work had begun on the canal, at Port Said, in 1859, and was completed when the Mediterannean was reached in 1869. Pasha Said had been a childhood friend of Lesseps. Several copies of this publication are seen in the online KVK catalogue, including the British Library, Bibliotheque Nationale, and Union Catalogue of Italy. This is a nice piece of Suez Canal history, with the plans in very good condition Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Congleton

      Stoke-on-Trent: Published by Day & Son Ltd., 1866. Colour-printed lithograph. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing, mild rippling, and a 7/8" tear in the right margin. Slight adhesive residue along the edge of the top margin. 14 1/8 x 24 inches. 17 x 29 1/8 inches. A quaint, scenic view of Congleton, a historic market town located in Cheshire, between the Potteries and Manchester. This print is dedicated to Sir Charles Watkin Shakerly, Bart. of Somerford Park, whose family seat was Somerford Park, near Congleton and from which this view may have been taken. Based in London where he occasionally exhibited, the landscape painter Jonathan Needham executed a number of topographical illustrations, some of which were included in Harding & Lawson's Scotland Delineated (1847-54) and J.C. Schetky's A Cruise in Scotch Waters. Cf. Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, vol. 10, p. 131.

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        Exotic Ornithology, containing figures and descriptions of new or rare species of American Birds

      London: Bernard Quaritch, [1866-]1869. Imperial quarto. (14 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches). 100 hand-coloured lithographed plates, finished with gum arabic, by Joseph Smit. Contemporary half red morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and third, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers. A lovely copy of a noted work on tropical South American ornithology, wonderfully illustrated with hand coloured plates by Joseph Smit. Published in 13 parts between October 1866 and November 1869, the preface states it was originally intended to cover "the many new and rare ornithic forms that have been recently discovered in nearly every part of the world's surface. As it progressed, however, the authors found that it would be more convenient to restrict it to the birds of the Neotropical Region -- that is America south of the United States. No other part of the world can vie with Tropical America in the richness of its avifauna; and nowhere else have so many brilliant discoveries been recently made..." ''The authors' original plan was that their work should form a continuation of well-known atlases, such as Buffon and Daubenton. According to the plan, the work was to give figures and descriptions of new and rare birds from all parts of the world; however, the authors soon limited the task to the birds of the Neotropical region" (Anker). "The plates are all by Mr. Smit; they are very beautiful. The whole number of species figured is 104, referring to 51 genera. In most cases, a systematic list of the other American species of the same genus is appended to the final illustration of each, thereby enlarging the scope and greatly increasing the value of the work. Each of the species is systematically treated with synonymy, diagnosis and critical and biographical matter. The authors are the highest authorities in neotropical ornithology and this work is a monument of erudition, industry and artistic excellence" (Coues). "Smit has done an excellent job with these plates, for the lovingly detailed birds stand out sharply against their backgrounds of trees, branches and leaves. It is obvious that Smit enjoyed painting the leaves as well as the birds, for they are beautifully executed" (Jackson, Bird Illustrators: Some Artists in Early Lithography, p.76). This copy with provenance to Richard J. Balston (1839-1916), a fellow of the Zoological Society, a member of the British Ornithologist's Union and author of a monograph on the birds of Kent. Balston was perhaps best known as the head of the firm Messrs. Balston, LTD., the maker for many years of the celebrated Whatman paper. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 139; Nissen IVB 844; Anker p.450; Wood p.558; Zimmer p.260; Sabin 78138.

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        Affaire Clemenceau. Memoire de l'Accuse.

      Paris: Le Livre Contemporain 1866 - FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY EXTRA ILLUSTRATED. 1 volume, 4to., 11-1/8" x 7-5/8", limited to 100 Large-paper copies for presentation, inscribed on the half-title by Dumas, "a monsieur Curmer/ souvenir affectuex/ A. Dumas fils/ Mars 1867." Bound in full red morocco, raised bands, elegantly gilt with multiple fillet geometric interlace on covers, spine similarly decorated, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, housed in a morocco-edged, chammy lined, marble board slipcase, by Chambolle-Duru. Extra illustrated with the the 1905 suite of etchings by Albert Besnard illustrating this work, comprising frontispiece in 6 states & 10 plates in 2 states each. See Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, page 521. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Pemaquid Pt. to Fletchers Neck

      London: Published by the Admiralty, 1866. Engraving. Printed on wove paper. In excellent condition. Two joined sheets. Image size: 37 1/2 x 39 1/2 inches. 38 3/4 x 40 inches. An excellent admiralty chart of Casco Bay, Maine from Pemaquid Point to Fletcher's Neck, produced by the British Hydrographic Office. The British Hydrographic Office was founded in 1795 by George III, who appointed Alexander Dalrymple as the first Hydrographer to the Admiralty. He immediately set to work but it was not until 1800 that the first Admiralty chart was published of the waters around Quiberon Bay in Brittany. Unlike the U. S. Coast Survey the Hydrographic Office was given permission to sell charts to the public and they produced a great number of sea charts covering every corner of the globe. Most of the Admiralty charts produced by the Hydrographic Office delineated coastline as well as high and low water marks and recorded depth of water as established by soundings. In addition these charts included information on shoals, reefs, and other navigational hazards that plagued mariners across the world. Thanks to the innovations of Sir Francis Beaufort, who developed the Beaufort Scale of wind strength, the British Hydrographic Office became one of the leading producers of sea charts. This large chart of Casco Bay, Maine, covers the coastline from Pemaquid Point to Fletcher's Neck. Water depths and sand bars are all carefully recorded, as are the various lighthouses along the coastline, which are identified in colour. This is an important sea chart of this area and a wonderful example of the maps produced by the British Hydrographic Office.

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        The Works of Charles Dickens

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound set of the fiction of Charles Dickens. Containing:Bleak HouseLittle DorritMartin ChuzzlewitThe Personal History of David CopperfieldThe Life and Adventures of Nicholas NicklebyDombey and SonOur Mutual FriendsSketches by Boz Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-Day People/Great ExpectationsThe Adventures of Oliver Twist/Hard TimesChristmas Books/A Tale of Two CitiesBarnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty' and 'Reprinted Pieces'/ American NotesWith frontispieces to each volume by Hablot Knight Browne, Marcus Stone, Frank Stone, T. Webster, and George Cruikshank. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and a few marks. Wear to the head of the spine of Oliver Twist. Internally, firmly bound, though title page and frontispiece for 'Hard Times' is missing, as is frontispiece for 'A Tale of Two Cities' and title page for 'American Notes'. Ink signature to front free-endpaper. Pages are bright, with just some scattered foxing and handling marks. Some ink spills to Sketches by Boz. Pencil sketch to title page of David Copperfield. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The works of Beaumont and Fletcher / with an introduction by George Darley WITH The dramatic works of Wycherley, Congreve, Vanbrugh, and Farquhar : With biographical and critical notices by Leigh Hunt - [Complete in 3 volumes]

      London : George Routledge and Sons, Broadway, Ludgate Hill, [1866-1875], 1866. New Edition. Series; The old dramatists. Other names; Vanbrugh, John, Sir, 1664-1726. Wycherley, William, 1640-1716. Darley, George, 1795-1846. Notes; Added title-pages, engraved, with vignettes. Portraits. Text in columns and within borders. Very good copies all in the original, full aniline calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with contrasting Morocco gilt-blocked labels; very impressively finished. Remains a particularly well-preserved set overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions During the Years 1829, 30, 31, 32, 33 Incl. the Reports of Commander, Now Captain, James Clark Ross & the Disc. of the North'n Mag. Pole (Vol 1 only)

      London: A.W. Webster. Hardcover. Volume I only. xxxiv, 740 pages. 25 plates - some in colour, 5 maps including 1 fold-out. Library binding. Nine-inch opening to fold-out map now bound opposite page 1. Minimal library markings. Gift greetings - dated 1866. Faint signature atop title page. Above-average external wear. Contents and binding sound. Arctic Bibliography 14866. . Fair. 1835. First Edition.

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        Milton's Paradise Lost

      London,: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, n.d. c., 1866.. Thick folio, title in red and black, a little creased, with 50 engraved illustrations by Gustave DorÈ all with original printed tissue guards, 8 pages of publisher's advertisements, all edges gilt; very good, pebbled in crushed red morocco, ornately gilt, black morocco onlays to spine and boards, spine with raised bands, all edges gilt, elegant gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, some scattered foxing throughout. In a fine and superbly ornate Victorian binding by A.W. Bain with illustrations by Gustave DorÈ.Edited and including notes and a life of Milton by Robert Vaughan (1795-1868), who founded the periodical British Quarterly and a Professor of History at the University of London (1830-1843).Includes 50 engravings by the prolific French illustrator Gustave Dore well known for his mastery of steel engraved literary illustrations. The work for Paradise Lost is considered a favourite of Dore's many well known commissions others include Dante's Inferno (1861), Cervantes Don Quixote (1862) and the Bible (1866).

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        The New and Heretofore Unfigured Species of the Birds of North America

      New York: Published by the Author, [1866-]1869. 2 volumes, large folio. (23 3/16 x 18 1/8 inches). 1p. list of 71 subscribers. 72 hand-coloured lithographic plates (including 1 plate by and after Elliot and Joseph Wolf, printed by D. McClellan & Brothers of New York; 71 printed and coloured by Bowen & Co. of Philadelphia, after Elliot [54], Joseph Wolf [15] or Edwin Sheppard [2], drawn on stone by Ch. P. Tholey (11), M.P. (14), H.J.S. (3) or L.H. (1) and others), 21 wood-engraved vignette illustrations, on india paper mounted, by W.J.Linton after Edwin Sheppard. Contemporary red half morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, the spines in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second and third, the others with elaborate repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. A spectacular work on American birds, and particularly on birds of the American West, with fine, life-size, hand- coloured lithographs of species not previously pictured by Wilson or Audubon. Elliot describes his aims in the preface: "Since the time of Wilson and Audubon, no work has been published upon American Ornithology, containing life-size representations of the various species that have been discovered since the labors of those great men were finished. The valuable productions of Cassin, as well as the revised edition of the ninth volume of the Pacific Rail Road Report, the joint labor of Messrs. Baird, Cassin and Lawrence had indeed appeared ... but no attempt had been made to continue the works of the first great American naturalists in a similar manner ... It was, therefore, with the desire to contribute ... towards the elucidation of the comparatively little known species of the Birds of North America, their habits and economy, as well as to render their forms familiar so far as life-size representation of them might serve to do, that I undertook the present publication." Over half of the plates in the work are devoted to birds of the American west, including California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and the Rocky Mountains, with many of the remaining depicting birds of the Alaskan and Arctic regions. The specimens pictured by Elliot were derived from a number of sources, but included birds brought back from government-sponsored overland expeditions to the West, as well as from private sources such as John Xantus de Vesey. The plates for Elliot's work (with the exception of plate 17 in volume II) were executed by Bowen of Philadelphia, the same lithographer as in Cassin's continuation of Audubon. The project, however, would prove the last for the noted firm, as it closed down shortly after the present work was completed. The plates are taken from originals by Elliot and one of the greatest ornithological artists working in the second half of the nineteenth century: Joseph Wolf. In particular, Wolf's image of the Iceland Falcon (the second plate in volume II) must rank as one of the great bird portraits of all time, and is a worthy successor to the images in Audubon's own masterpiece. Anker 129; Bennett, p.39; Fine Bird Books (1990) p.95; Nissen IVB 294; Reese Stamped with a National Character 44; Sabin 22227; Wood p.331; Zimmer p. 205.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PAMYATNAYA KNIZHKA MORSKAGO VEDOMSTVA NA 1866 GOD. (Note-book of the Naval Ministry for the year 1866).

      Tip. Morskago Ministerstva v Glavnom Admiralteystve 1866 In-16 p. (mm. 165x112), mz. pelle coeva, tit. oro al dorso, pp. (10),288 + 4 cc.nn. per i titoli di ciasc. sezione: Flot (fleet) - Ministerstvo i Portovye Upravleniya (The Ministry and the Harbor Administrations) - Lichny Sostav (Personnel Composition) - Raznye Svedeniya (Miscellaneous). ?Preceded by the full list of all the 327 vessels of the fleet in alphabetical order, the book gives an enormous amount of detailed technical data: size, tonnage, materials, engines, armament for each ship in the various area of the service; the organization chart of the Ministry, the Admiralty, the Commanders of Men-of-war, the staff officers (identified by name), etc. Such a booklet is likely to have been distributed to high ranking officers on a confidential basis (not accessible to general public).? Il ns. esempl., n. 272, è ben conservato.

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        The Oberland and its Glaciers: Explored and Illustrated with Ice-Axe and Camera

      London: Alfred W. Bennett, 1866. Hardcover. Good. Original gilt-decorated cloth depicting a camera and climbing tools on the front board. Illustrated with 28 original albumen photographs by noted Alpine photographer Ernest Edwards as well as a two-page map of the Oberland. Rebacked, with 2/3 of the original spine laid down. There is an old dampstain throughout the book, affecting most pages only at the top gutter and not touching the text, largest at the first and last dozen or so pages. Nowhere does it affect any of the photographs. A Good or better copy, the images sharp and clear. George was one of the leading climbers of his day and Editor of the Alpine Journal. Some of his climbs are described in the book, which is also prized for its illustrations. Edwards was considered one of the best early Alpine photographers (Neate G13). A seven-page chapter titled "Notes by the Photographer" describes the difficulty of making wet-collodion photographs under field conditions.

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        The Works. The text revised by the Rev. Alexander Dyce. In nine volumes.

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1866 - 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. Bookplate to front pastedown, some occasional light foxing, spines just a touch rubbed and faded, an excellent set. Frontispieces to volumes 1, 2 and 3. 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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        The Pentland Rising. A Page of History 1666

      Edinburgh: Andrew Elliot, 1866. First edition of Stevenson’s first publication. Rear wrapper with some expert restoration at some edges, else fine. 12mo.

      [Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books]
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        Des différentes formes de ramollissement du cerveau (thèse d agrégation de médecine) (précieux exemplaire de Pierre Janet)

      Paris, Asselin 1866 In-4° relié demi-chagrin noir ivoire, dos lisse, titre gravé, 134 pages. EDITION ORIGINALE DE LA THESE D AGREGATION (en exemplaire de thèse de la Faculté à grandes marges) présentée par Adrien PROUST, PERE du célèbre écrivain MARCEL PROUST ---- "Adrien PROUST, médecin français, (1834/1903), fut professeur d'hygiène, membre de l'Académie de médecine. Il a publié : De l'aphasie, Essai sur l'hygiène internationale, Traité d'hygiène publique et Le choléra" ---- Bariéty & Coury pp. 761 & 808 ---- Phthisie de cause externe ; opération de l'empyème - De l'air dans le thorax qui arrêtait la respiration et a causé la mort - Dothienentérite ; pleurésie et pneumothorax à droite - Epanchement pleurétique avec pneumothorax et tubercules pulmonaires et intestinaux - etc. Achille Adrien Proust [1834-1903], the father of Marcel Proust, was one of the founders of public health medicine, food hygiene and epidemiology. He made an exceptional contribution to understanding how to control cholera, promoting the idea that "Questions of international hygiene reach beyond the borders established by politics. Lemercier's thesis, which was overseen by Proust, is dedicated to him and Proust is included in the list of the faculty under "Hygiene". Proust's famous son did not have a very high opinion of doctors, writing: "For each illness that doctors cure with medicine, they provoke ten in healthy people by inoculating them with the virus that is a thousand times more powerful than any microbe: the idea that one is ill".Rare. PERFECT COPY LIKE NEW - - - Magnifique exemplaire fleurs de coins ayant appartenu à Pierre Janet avec le cachet gras de sa bibliothèque reproduisant sa signature olographe sur la page de titre Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Crónica de la Provincia de Avila. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Segovia. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Burgos. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Logroño. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Soria. [Junto con:] Crónica de la Provincia de Santander.

      Madrid, Rubio, Grilo y Vitturi, Editores, 1866 - 1870 ("Crónica General de España"). Seis tomos en un volúmen en folio; 64 pp. y 4 láminas + 95 pp. y 6 láminas + 112 pp. y 7 láminas + 63 pp. y 4 láminas + 80 pp. y 5 láminas + 126 pp. y 8 láminas. Las seis obras contienen además ilustraciones entre el texto. Encuadernación de época, en media piel fina.

      [Bookseller: Hesperia Libros]
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