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        The Atlantic telegraph

      Day & Sons, 1866.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 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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        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 Allatoona Pass looking North. Ga. [Pl. 29]

      [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. The present image shows the Western and Atlantic Railroad pass through the Allatoona Mountain range. Allatoona was a small town, consisting of Clayton House (the home to the left in the photograph) and the depot, that had become a central part of the Union supply line. It was therefore the first goal of Confederate General Hood's campaign to re-take northern Georgia and then, Nashville. Unfortunately Hood and his cause, Sherman anticipated the attack and reinforced his defenses. The battle took place on October 5, 1864. After some initial success, the Confederates were successfully repulsed and forced to retire. The casualties in proportion to the number of men involved were quite high: more than 1,400 of somewhat more than 5,000 engaged. 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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        Map of the United States and Territories. Shewing the extent of Public Surveys and other details constructed from the Plats and official sources of the General Land Office

      Washington D.C.: General Land Office, 1866. unbound. very good. Case map. Lithograph with original hand outline color. Image measures 28 7/8" x 55 7/8". Great map of the United States meant to accompany the Commissioner's land survey report. Map illustrates the progress of the Public Land Survey and shows land states, territories, land offices, townships, cities, forts and Indian Reservations. Also shown are extensive geological details (color coded), topographical details, wagon trails, railroad lines and proposed rail lines. Scattered chips to edges and losses along original folds. All losses and tears have been professionally repaired. Lined with Japanese tissue. Left edge slightly cropped. Booklet missing.

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        Keitum (auf Sylt) von Südosten gesehen. Kolor. Lithographie mit Tonplatte nach J.F. Fritz von W. Heuer bei H. Wernicke für C. Gassmann, Hamburg. 1866. 25,5 x 40,5 cm.

      Salamon/Knigge SHA 22.- Sommerliche Ansicht von Keitum der Küste entlang gesehen, einige Spaziergänger und Schafe im Vordergrund.- Vereinzelt leichte Stockfleckchen, im weißen Fußsteg minimaler Einriß, obere rechte Ecke mit Knickspur.

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        Map of Colorado Territory Embracing the Central Gold Region ... under direction of the Governor Wm. Gilpin

      New York: G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co., 1866. Engraved folding pocket map, printed on bank note paper, full contemporary hand-colouring. Ornamental border. Folds into publisher's brown cloth covers, covers decoratively blocked in blind, upper cover titled in gilt, publisher's ad on the inside upper cover. 26 3/4 x 36 inches. The "first 'indigenous' [Colorado] map of importance ... a truly imposing map, a credit to all who had a hand in it" (Wheat). "The Ebert-Gilpin map presents Colorado as politically advanced, divided up into seventeen counties besides an 'Indian Reserve' on the Plains. A great many cities and mining camps are located down the length of the Rockies, and the initial surveys of the General Land Office are indicated. Topography is drawn in to an impressive degree, the latest government maps used to great effect. Principal roads are shown, and notable among them is the 'Road to Salt Lake' reconnoitered in 1861..." (Wheat). This map was first published in 1862 in Philadelphia by Jacob Monk. Only three extant copies of the first edition are known. "This 1862 edition of the Ebert map, which is important as the first separate map of Colorado, apparently preceded by a short time a copy of the same map on the smaller scale of 18 miles to the inch given as an inset in the magnificent Pratt and Buell Map of the Gold Regions, Philadelphia, 1862" (Streeter). In 1865, Monk published a variant version, with a slightly different title (Map of Colorado Territory, Shewing the System of Parks). This issue is uncoloured, save for the central parts, to emphasize the parks and with a coloured line to show the continental divide. In 1866, both versions were published by Colton in New York. Of the Colton issues, Gilpin wrote in a letter to L. S. Hatch of Denver (quoted in Wheat): "This is a most excellent, accurate and copious chart, from which all since have been copied." It seems likely that Gilpin was involved with the Colton edition, as that edition contains significant additions to the previous Monk issues (contrary to Wheat's assessment that "the underlying plate was not changed" [Wheat, vol. 5: p.145]). Among the additions are new towns identified, predominantly in Gold Rush counties: Boulder (Valmont, Fort Junction, Burlington, Belle Monte, Coal Creek), Gilpin (South Boulder, Black Hawk Point), Clear Creek (Empire City), Arapahoe (Fulton, Living Springs), Fremont (Beaver Creek), El Paso (El Paso, Fountain), and Jefferson (Ralston, Hutchinson). In Boulder County, two gold regions are newly specified, as simply "Gold District" and the "Ward District Gold Hills." These embellishments are testament to the boom times brought about by the discovery of gold. All editions of the map are rare, with the last auction record for any version being the Streeter copy in 1968. Phillips, A List of Maps of America, p. 241; Wheat, Mapping the Transmississippi West V:p.56; Streeter Sale 2147 (1862 edition).

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        Stanford's Library Map of Europe

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

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        A highly accomplished English artist's sketchbook with 18 focused, original works, executed outdoors 1866-1868 on heavy weight, powder blue paper, remarkable for 6 finished watercolor and gouache sky studies.

      5 of the watercolor and gouache sky studies are full-sheet, extending 462 mm or 18.19 inches: 3 have penned notes by the artist documenting atmospheric conditions and the date and time of day. The artist depicts the atmosphere as a corporeal presence, some works with massed layers of storm cloud and wind blown precipitation pressing in from the ocean toward the viewer, and throughout, the force of wind, clouded light and moisture laden air on the landscape. The coastal views appear to be of the North Sea on the Northumberland coast in Northeastern England. CONDITION DETAIL:  Pages: clean and well preserved, uniformly with very light tip bends, a few pages with slight gutter bend from spine separation, all mediums, watercolors, gouache, and pencil are fresh, as applied, front pastedown with signature, initials, and notes described in following provenance section. Upper board: clean with corner wear: Lower board: lacking: Spine: very worn, considerable loss at top edge and crown, some at foot, first signature detached, other signatures good, but because of the weakness of the spine, they will detach with regular use. PROVENANCE: Obtained from a Greenwich, England antique shop. Watercolor and gouache works 1, 5, and 11 have penned documentation at the foot: Work 1, dated December 31, 1866, the afternoon, temperature of 32 degrees Fahrenheit, sleety showers: Work 5, dated March 29, 1867, 7 AM, wind, weak light, showery: Work 11, dated October 8, 1867, 8 AM, stiff northwest breeze. With the chronological progression of 10 months in works 1-11, it is reasonable to presume the following 7 works were finished within the next calendar year, 1868. The front pastedown has in pencil the apparent artist signature at the head and below, seller notes on contents; below that, the initials, J.R. and place-Coniston in capitals, (initials, J.R., and Coniston have been examined and aren't in John Ruskin's hand), the artist signature different from the rest and appearing to match the notes accompanying the 3 watercolor works. FORMAT: Half black leather and half medium taupe, scaled cloth board, the spine decorated with 4 gilt rules, the 24 sheets of textured, powder blue paper bound in 6 sewn signatures. SIZE: Oblong octavo, 23.1 x 14.5 cm or 9.09 x 5.71 inches, as issued. PAGINATION: Confirmed as 48 pages, 36 pages + 12 rear blank pages, 6 other blank pages interspersed with the 18 original works on 30 pages. There are 8 watercolor and gouache works, some with added pen & ink and pencil. 5 are full sheet, (i.e., 2 facing pages), 462 x 145 mm, and 3 single page, 231 x 145 mm. There are 10 pencil works, some using more then one kind of pencil, 2 with added color: 7 are full-sheet, including a view of dunes in Druridge Bay, and 3 single page, including a sketch of a rocky beach with 2 boats offshore brushed with blue and white color. All the watercolors works and several of the pencil sketches exploit the powder blue color of the paper, such as Work 6, a pencil sketch of boats drawn up at twilight, the town drawn up next to them, Work 7, a pencil sketch study of weathering the wind, and the highly original Work 18, a full-sheet pencil study with tiny color accents, using a stratagem of ghostly tracery to show dunes slit by a narrow inlet, in the distance, a mapping out of the low-lying coast. IMAGES: by request. OTHER SUBJECTS: CLOUDS CLIMATOLOGY METEOROLOGY METEOROLOGICAL WEATHER RECORDING MAPS SUNSET SUNRISE ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE OBSERVATIONS BAROMETER BAROMETRIC BALLOON FLIGHT BALLOONISTS JEFFRIES BLANCHARD GAY-LUSSAC MIST FOG CONDENSATION POINT PRECIPITATION RAIN STORMS WINDS LUKE HOWARD JEAN-BAPTISTE LAMARCK NOMENCLATURE SYSTEM ASKESIAN ROYAL SOCIETY NATURAL HISTORY  GREEK PHILOSOPHY ANAXIMANDER DEMOCRITUS DESCARTES LINNAEUS GOETHE SHELLEY JOHN CONSTABLE EVELYN DALTON RUSKIN MODERN PAINTERS SKY SKETCHES SKYSCAPES MONET THOMAS FORSTER J.M.W. TURNER CASPER DAVID FRIEDRICH SAMUEL JOHNSON CLAUDE LORRAINE COLERIDGE WILLIAM GILPIN GILBERT WHITE SAMUEL PALMER PHILIPPE JACQUES DE LOUTHERBOURG ALEXANDRE CESAR CHARLES FRANCIS BEAUFORT HEINRICH WILHELM BRANDES THOMAS COLE GUSTAV LE GRAY CLOUDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY SYLVIE AUBENAS MATTHEW FONTAINE GEORGE PIETER WESTENBERG PERKINS MARSH MAN AND NATURE ERNST HAECKEL ROBERT HOOKE COMTE DE BUFFON ALEXANDER COZENS LUDWIG KAEMTZ EMILIEN RENOU H. HILDEBRAND HILDEBRANDSSON RALPH ABERCROMBY JACOB RUISDAEL VAN STRIJ REMBRANDT AELBERT CUYP DIRK JAN VAN DER LAEN KOBELL J.A. KNIP KINGTON ANDREAS SCHELFHOUT ANK C. ESMEIJER WOUTER JOANNES VAN TROOSTWIJK

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        Dickens' Works

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1866 Library Edition. Illustrated by H.K. Browne, Marcus Stone. In 26 volumes, (i) Pickwick Papers Vol. I to (xxvi) Our Mutual Friend Vol. II. Includes all of Dickens' major novels except for The Mystery of Edwin Drood which was published after his death in 1870. Vol. II of The Old Curiosity Shop contains numerous short writings. Set also includes Sketches by Boz. (an early pen name), Pictures of Italy and American Notes, and a volume entitled The Christmas Books which contains A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, Battle of Life and The Haunted Man. Tan leather spine and tips with marbled paper over boards. Spine has five raised bands, titles in gold over red and black leather with gold floral devices in other panels. Page edges and endpapers match marbling on boards. The set has a dedication page in volume I, which reads, "This best edition of my books..." to his friend and proof reader John Forster. All spine titles are sharp except Bleak House which has a tear above and below the title, though it is still legible. Bindings are broken on Oliver Twist and Bleak House Vol. II. Books are well worn but still very lovely. Leather has scratches and nicks and is worn through on some corners. Papers are worn through on some edges. Some illustration pages are loose in Our Mutual Friend. The last two volumes are not numbered, nor is vol. xxiii, A Tale of Two Cities.. Three-Quarter Leather. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by H.K. Browne. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Library Edition.

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        XVIe Siècle - Les subtils moyens par le Cardinal Grandvelle avec ses complices inventez pour instituer l'Inquisition publiés avec une introduction et des notes par M.Ch. Rahlenbeck

      Bruxelles, SOCIÉTÉ de l' HISTOIRE de BELGIQUE, 1866.. 1866. XX, 40(2) pp. Demi-veau à 5 nerfs, dos doré avec vignette dorée aux armes du Cte de Paris, tranche supérieure dorée, plats & ff. de garde marbrés. Non rogné. * Publication No. 23 du Société. Exemplaire numeroté à la main en encre: "No. 4 S. A. R." Monseigneur le Comte de Paris". Imperfections de la reliure très légères (plus des images sur demande). ¶ Halfcalf gilt on 5 raised bands. T.e.g. Comte de Paris' coat of arms in gilt on spine-end. Grandvelle as well spelled out in gilt on spine. Bdg. just a trifle rbbd.

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        The Birds of Norfolk with Remarks on Their Habits, Migration, and Local distribution3 Volumes

      London: John Van Voorst/Gurney & Jackson.. 1866-1890Blind-stamped publisher's cloth rebacked using original materials but with new endpapers. errata slip, pp: 3445;449+ adverts 432. Each volume has an index. 9 chromolithographic plates, 5 in colour and one photograph. There is a press cutting pasted to the rear endpaper of volume II reporting on Bustard occurrences. (1870).The volumes are full of interesting anecdotes of bird sightings with quotations from those reporting to the author and detailed descriptions of habitats. Probably one of the finest county ornithologies.

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        Felix Holt the Radical

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1866. First edition, Carter's "A" binding. Three volumes. Half titles, 24 (4 + 20) pages of publisher advertisements at rear of volume III (not mentioned in Sadleir). Original publisher's cinnamon cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, covers in blind. An excellent set, spines lightly rubbed with minor wear, corners bumped, front hinge of volume I slightly cracked and secure. A very bright and completely unsophisticated set in the earliest publisher binding. Carter, Binding Variants pp 111-112; Parrish pp 20-21; Sadleir 814.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. By Lewis Carroll [and] Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. By Lewis Carroll

      London: Macmillan, 1866; 1872. Second edition (and the first published English edition) of Alice; first edition of Through the Looking Glass, first issue, with "Wade" for "Wabe" in "Jabberwocky, " p. 27. 2 vols., 8vo. With 42 wood-engraved illustrations after John Tenniel. Bound in full blue morocco, richly gilt, gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, a.e.g., original cloth and spines laid down and bound in at end of each volume by WOOD, London. Rebacked. A fine set. Williams, Madan and Green 44 & 67

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

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

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. --- & ---THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE

      Macmillan & Co. London. 1866/722 Macmillan & Co. London. 1866/722. TWO VOLUMES. FIRST EDITIONS. 8vo, (Alice 7.6 x 5.3 inches, : Looking Glass 7.4 x 5.1 inches.---- Alice in Wonderland, when originally issued, was a taller book. Later editions were reduced in size to the same dimensions as Through the Looking Glass). Both volumes are beautifully Illustrated throughout, with forty-two and fifty line engravings respectively, by John Tenniel . Bright, clean copies, finely bound, by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath, in recent full deep red morocco bindings. Double gilt ruled borders on boards with circular gilt illustrations of Alice carrying the Pig, The Cheshire Cat, & both the Red and White Queens, reproducing the decorations on the original boards. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. The compartments double ruled and lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Turn-ins with double gilt rules and decorative corner pieces.Original gilt decorated publishers red cloth boards bound in at the end of each volume. Alice also has one of the original plain blue endpapers bound in. Both books are the first published London editions. Alice is the earliest state with the inverted 'S' at the bottom of the contents page and the light blue endpapers rather than the much more common dark green. A very good attractive pair of First Editions of these classic childrens books. Housed in a purpose built, felt lined, slip case, also made by Bayntun, with a step for the shorter Looking Glass volume and red silk pull-tie. Covered in deep red cloth. Fine.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With 42 illustrations by John Tenniel

      London, Macmillan and Co., 1866. , 1866. 8vo. Pps. 192. Bound in red cloth, gilt, with powder blue endpapers, all edge gilt, housed in leather collectors box. Neat owner name to margin of title-page with ink faded to a soft yellow (now barely visible. Contents and binding are particularly fresh; a curious copy, originally purchased at auction where it achieved a considerable sum as a fine copy. Upon close inspection however we now believe this copy has been expertly bound in the first part of the twentieth century, using the same red cloth and binder's brasses which are virtually identical to the original design; in addition the correct powder-blue endpapers are employed. The leather box is likely from the 20's or 30's, and was conceivably made when this binding was first executed. A striking copy of a landmark title. FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION of 'Alice in Wonderland.' Lewis Carroll disliked the edition published in 1865 so much that he had them all recalled and shipped out to the U.S.A. where the title pages were removed and new American ones inserted. Carroll's annoyance was with the typography and general look of the book. The illustrator, Tenniel, also complained that his illustrations were not being done justice. It is estimated that no more than 20 of these 1865 issues escaped. They are mostly now held in institutional collections. The new sheets were issued in the UK the following year. It is uncertain whether the edition comprised two thousand of four thousand copies. Williams, Nadan, Green [46]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      1866. The First 'Obtainable' Alice's Adventures in WonderlandCARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. With Forty-Two Illustrations by John Tenniel. New York: D. Appleton, 1866. First American edition, first issue, from the sheets of the true first English (suppressed) edition of 1865 and preceding the 1866 (second) English edition; to wit: the second issue of the first edition-first printing, and the first obtainable edition. Small quarto (7 9/16 x 5 in; 192 x 125 mm). x, 192 pp.Original red cloth with gilt vignettes to upper and lower boards. All edges gilt. Original dark green coated endpapers. Expertly and almost invisibly rebacked with the original spine laid down. Minimal wear to corners. Tiny (4mm) red stain at fore-edge of page 87. Chemised within a full, gilt decorated purple morocco solander case. An excellent copy."This ['first'] issue consisted of 1,000 copies, bound in England, with the new tipped-in title-page printed at the Clarendon Press, Oxford. The ledger notes that Dodgson was charged 13s. 6d. on 26 May 1866, for '1000 Titles to Alice, American Edition'. Dodgson authorized the sale to America (after consulting Tenniel) on 10 Apr. 1866 (see Diaries)." Denis Crutch. The Lewis Carroll Handbook. A revised edition of Williams, Madan, Green. #44 (page 33).The 'second' issue of the first American edition consisted of the remaining 952 [unbound] copies, which were shipped in sheets to New York and bound up there with a new title-page [and half-title] printed in America.“The first edition, familiarly known to book-collectors as ‘the 1865 Alice’, was printed at the Oxford University Press. This edition was at the last moment cancelled by the author, for whom Macmillan’s were publishing ‘on commission’ (i.e. as agent, not sponsors) because of what was considered the poor printing of Sir John Tenniel’s almost equally famous illustrations. The few early copies sent out were recalled; seemingly with fair success, since less than a score are known to survive today. The book was then reprinted, by Clay, with the title-page re-dated 1866, and this constitutes the first regularly published edition. Dodgson thriftily sold 500 copies of the suppressed 1865 printing for publication, with suitably altered title-page, by Appleton’s of New York in 1866” (Printing and the Mind of Man)."On the suppression of the first (1865) edition, Messrs. Macmillan were left with a number of unbound sheets on their hands. These, one would have thought, would have been destroyed, but, from motives of economy perhaps, or may be because the defects in the illustrations were only apparent to the author, they were not destroyed… It is known that these sheets were sold to Messrs. Appleton of New York …[who] removed the Macmillan title page and substituted one with their own imprint, had the sheets bound in London, probably in the covers intended for the original edition, and then issued them in New York… the suppressed edition of 1865 and that issued by Appleton in New York in 1866 are identical" (Williams)."At first it was agreed to sell the condemned printing as waste-paper, but eventually there came an opportunity for the original unbound sheets to be sold off to an overseas publishing house who had requested to buy up two thousand copies for distribution in America. Both Tenniel and Dodgson gave their consent to this proposal, and thus 1,952 copies (of the original 2,000 copy print run) were sold to the firm David Appleton & Co.; the title pages were redone with a New York imprint dated 1866, the sheets were machine-folded and put into cloth bindings with Appleton's name on the lower spine and the new title page substituted on a stub for the earlier one; the fore-edges were then gilt and they were sent off to the unsuspecting colonies" (Schiller, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, [1990] p. 10-11).Of the forty-eight copies of the initial printing that were bound up before the suppression, only twenty-two are known to have survived.The two-leaf quire [b] occurs, like the title-page, in two settings printed in the same form and issued concurrently. The present copy has the article “a” in lowercase in the dedicatory poem on p. [ix], line 7, and the words “Rabbit-Hole” hyphenated in the contents list on p. [xi]. On the title-page, the the “B” in the first “By” appears above and slightly to the left of the the “C” in “Carroll,” and the “B” in the second “By” directly above the “T” in Tenniel.Lovett and Lovett 2. Printing and the Mind of Man 354 (the 1865 first issue). Williams 9.

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        Alice in Wonderland. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel

      New York:: Appleton ,, 1866.. First edition. Original red cloth, gilt, gilt edges. This first printing was produced for Macmillan in 1865, however all but a few copies were withdrawn because of the unsatisfactory printing quality and the sheets sold to Appleton, with 1000 new title pages, for publication in America. Thus, this is the earliest obtainable printing. Christmas 1866 gift inscription. The Frank J. Hogan - Charles J. Rosenbloom with their bookplates. Original red cloth, gilt, a.e.g. Ends of spine frayed, corners a trifle worn, spine gilt a bit rubbed, a very good copy.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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

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        History and General Description Of New France

      New York: John Gilmary Shea, 1866. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 7 1/4" x 10 3/4"" (18cm x 27.5cm) - 6 volumes. Limited to 250 copies in Octavo (iv) 286, (iv) 284, (v) 312, (vii) 308, (ix) 311, (ix) 256pp. Three-quarter crimson leather over marbled boards, 5 raised bands, gilt spine fleurs-de-lys device, gilt spine rules, modest edge wear, mild color off-setting to leather spine crown VI. Marbled endpapers, teg. Volume 1 trimmed, balance untrimmed. Volume IV has 3" tear tape repaired and 2" tear on fold. Also a 2" tape repair on page 155 in border not effecting text. Wide, full margins, internally crisp unfoxed. The Menendez port. in Vol. 1 absent. Prev. own's bkplate. A Very good + set. , Translated with notes by John Gilmary Shea. 18 maps, 15 plates, 4 facsimiles - tissue guarded. Howes C 307. Almost as scarce as the original French edition of 1744. The translation is more valuable for many purposes of research than the original work."---Larned. TPL 189, Sabin 12137

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        History and General Description of New France.... Translated, with notes, by John Gilmary Shea [Six Volumes]

      New York: John Gilmary Shea, 1866-1872. First edition. Three quarter morocco over marbled boards, five raised bands, gilt rules, gilt titles in two compartments, rosettes in four, marbled endpapers. Very good or better exceptionally clean and wide-margined copies, minor rubbing, closed tears to two maps, owner's bookplates on front paste downs. Imperial 8vo. (11.25 x 8 inches). Illus. with 18 maps, 15 plates, and 4 facsimiles. The first translation into English of this "celebrated and important work" (Sabin) of Charlevoix, who "had command of invaluable sources and shows undoubted cleverness," (Larned p. 413). Sabin 12137. Field 285. Howes C307. Larned 3617. TPL 189.

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        History and General Description Of New France

      New York: John Gilmary Shea, 1866. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+. 7 1/4" x 10 3/4"" (18cm x 27.5cm) - 6 volumes. Limited to 250 copies in Octavo (iv) 286, (iv) 284, (v) 312, (vii) 308, (ix) 311, (ix) 256pp. Three-quarter crimson leather over marbled boards, 5 raised bands, gilt spine fleurs-de-lys device, gilt spine rules, modest edge wear, mild color off-setting to leather spine crown VI. Marbled endpapers, teg. Volume 1 trimmed, balance untrimmed. Volume IV has 3" tear tape repaired and 2" tear on fold. Also a 2" tape repair on page 155 in border not effecting text. Wide, full margins, internally crisp unfoxed. The Menendez port. in Vol. 1 absent. Prev. own's bkplate. A Very good + set. , Translated with notes by John Gilmary Shea. 18 maps, 15 plates, 4 facsimiles - tissue guarded. Howes C 307. Almost as scarce as the original French edition of 1744. & The translation is more valuable for many purposes of research than the original work."---Larned.& TPL 189, Sabin 12137

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        C. 1866 - 1868 Album Formed By American Musical Composer John H. Cornell While Visiting Europe Including Autographs and Photographs of His Musical Associates, Related Ephemeral Material & Travel Photos

      European Origin: Not Published, 1866. Album of materials gathered by John Henry Cornell (1828-1894) American musical author, organist and composer, "...a solidly trained composer of church-music, part-songs and songs...an erudite and methodical student of theory, and an able author and translator..." (Grove); educated in New York, England and Germany, in 1866 he traveled once again to Europe, visiting historic sites and his musical peers, collecting photographs, autographic materials and ephemera along the way, that are preserved here; Approximately 100 pages, with items usually tipped-on to one side only; including photographs of composers, usually standard carte-de-visite size, of fellow musicians & others including: 3 Photos (on the same page) of musicians Carl Reinecke (1824 - 1910), Danish composer; Ferdinand David (1810-1873) German virtuoso violinist and composer; Alexander Dreyschock (1818-1869) Czech pianist and composer; trombone virtuoso Moritz Nabich (2, one with his instrument) and others of Madame and Fraulein Nabich; King John of Saxony; Fraulein Suvanny, Soubrette at the Leipzig Theatre; German actress Hedwig Raabe (1844-1905) with a clipped signature - and on the same page, a photo of Franz Buchner, Orchestral Director with a small inscribed card; German painter Peter von Cornelius (1784-1867); a cdv-size photo of A.J. Boekelman musical director from Utrecht with inscribed card; photo of Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor and arranger Károly (Carl) Thern (1817- 1886) with clipped signature; U.S. Consul Dickinson of Indiana (see below, in printed ephemera, for a bit more on this man); photo of Father Skelly, O.S.B. (Kilkenny, Ireland) - and almost 20 additional portrait photographs of (presumed) musical peers and their families, some of these with signed inscriptions (that have so far eluded identification); Also including and laid-into the album loosely or on pages trimmed from the album: Moritz Hauptmann (1792-1868) a small photo and two small clipped notes signed, a few inches square, one tipped-on below the image, another note on a tipped-on card 2" x 3", loose; below the image of Hauptmann is a photo of (Isaac) Ignaz Moscheles (1794-1870); on another sheet, Franz Wilhelm Abt (1819-1885) autograph 7-line note signed, with cdv-size photo with a clipped greeting on card tipped in below the image - another unidentified musician's image above, also with a signed photo & card and on the back of the sheet with the letter, another two images, one with signed card; Johannes Gijsbertus Bastiaans (1812-1875) and a photo of his wife, both inscribed; on a loose sheet, the obituary of Cornell, noting his musical career, marriage, education and travels and that he at one time had taken Roman Catholic religious orders in Baltimore and had died within the Episcopal Church, with selections of his compositions played at the funeral service held at Trinity Chapel in New York City - here are a signed card of W(illiam) R(eed) Huntington of Grace Church (1838-1900) and an autograph of Morgan Dix (1827-1908), both men prominent leaders of the Episcopal Church of the U.S. in the 19th century - Dix was one of the officiants at Cornell's funeral - on the back of this loose sheet is a cabinet card photograph of an image of W.A. Mozart; Printed ephemera including: A 3" x 5" card printed black on pink with humorous musical-themed imagery announcing "Klapperkasten Moscheles-Abend Leipzig d. 12 May 1866 im Schutzenhaus" with a small circular albumen photo image of the composer, at the side a younger cdv-size image of Moscheles and above another printed note accomplished in hand to John Cornell regarding Klapperkasten; a card printed black on blue stock "Soiree musicale von Nabich Posaunen-Virtuos," 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" - old fold line, good cond. (loose) and a "Groot Concert te geven door den heer Moritz Nabich...B. Van der Eijken...J. Hrimaly.." with the program below, in which 2 pieces are by Cornell - approx. 8" x 4", Joh. Enschede en Zonen Haarlem imprint below - on the back of this (loose) sheet are two photographs of architecture, one identified as the "House of W. Vorschuur", and three cdv-size photos: one of Dutch painter W(outerus) Verschuur (1812 -1874) and his son W. Verschuur Jr., also a painter - both signed directly below their portraits on the photos, and one of the performers on the concert program, Czech violinist Jan Hrimaly (1844-1915); a broadside announcement for a "Musikalische Soiree" Im Saale des Hotel de Prusse, with the program printed by Julius Krampe, with 2 Cornell pieces played, 8 1/2" x 5" (one edge with some creasing, wrinkling, still very good); a Soiree Musicale with Moritz Nabich and Mejufvrouw Boekelman and list of works, printed by Van Munster & Zoon, 8" x 5" and with 2 Cornell works played too, with a couple closed edge-tears and creases, good; another loose piece of ephemera 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" a menu-card, dinner-choice text handwritten and the rest printed by Friedrich Daehne and noted below by Cornell as "Bill of fare of our 4th of July Dinner..." - on back is noted "...with U.S. Consul T. Y. Dickinson, Jas. Wilson of Newport, R. I. and others Leipzig"; an announcement of a concert 10" x 7 1/2" "Jena. Montag, den 19. Februar 1866 im Rosensaale Concert des Academ. Gesangvereins..." with the program of music, tipped-on is most of a map published by C.H. Wogan, "The Strangers Guide to Dublin" approx. 6" x 8", one side trimmed close with loss to two of the corner vignettes; also a folding 12" x 15" map of Berlin by Baldwin & Cradock, trimmed close to the neat line all around; a curious advert for a moisturizing, rejuvenating apparatus (not illustrated) clipped from a periodical, for "Regenerators" of Leo Bohlius, a hairdresser in Germany; with some additional newspaper clippings of the time and a few later, also tipped-in or loose; with approximately 150 additional architectural, scenery & art photos from the time, averaging 3" x 3" size, with a few larger images; the photos are of locales in Kilkenny, Quenstown, Ireland; various places in Wales & England; Altenburg, Leipzig, Dresden, Hanover Germany; Brussels Belgium and other places; including a small photo of the Kristallnacht-destroyed synagogue of Leipzig; and another noted as the "Old Opera-House (in Dresden) as I saw it. Burnt down..."; among these are about 10 ethnic European costume photos, in cdv size also; the album approx. 13" x 11" size; the sheets only, no covers; still loosely bound; many pages edge-chipped and the paper quality good; the first page with old discoloration and the "Ireland" scenery photos on that page chipped, torn and worn; as noted above, there are many loose and cut-out pieces - the evidence is within the album of where some of these may originally have been located - all this seems to be done by a very unskilled hand, perhaps a childish effort; some leaves obviously and crudely excised at some time; by and large, the photographs & ephemeral items in good condition; good also to have included here the final materials recording his obituary & death; a very interesting compendium of visual and textual information, especially regarding the Romantic composers of Europe and their association with their American counterpart; we note that one of the loose albume pages contains a group of material regarding the wife of Martin Luther; including a photographic reproduction of an engraving depicting the ruins of the Kloster Nimbschen, by Selbstverlag V. Peters Leipz., approx. 3" x 4" in black and white, identified below as "Ruins of Nimbshcen Convent, of which Katharine Bora was a member."; with an unknown gentleman's carte-de-visite-sized photo-portrait, circa 1860s; with an albumen photograph, also carte size, approx. 2 1/4" x 3" of a portrait identified below, of Katharina von Bora Luther (1499-1552) wife of Martin Luther, the German leader of the Protestant Reformation; and tipped-on is a 1" x 1 3/4" thin beige leather fragment, having evidence of tiny stitching and some threading around 3 edges, of a "Piece of Katharine Bora's slipper" identified in the same handwriting as the above items; "...According to Dr. Stefan Rhein, Director of Luther monuments in the state of Sachsen-Anhalt...Katharine von Bora was Luther's companion and equal partner…the picture of a self-assured, self-confident, liberated woman at the side of her husband. But this most important woman of the Reformation period of the 16th century is relatively unknown, for she lived in the shadow of her powerful husband..." (Erwin Weber, Lutheran Journal 1999); for the future of the Protestant Christian faith, Luther's marriage established the validity of marriage within the clergy as well as focusing attention on the importance of inspirational, strong women in early Protestantism; the items with some ageing, darkening; the old backer paper with some tears, cutouts from paper, probably from a larger sheet; list of items on the page written in a later hand in top left corner; the items in very good condition and an interesting fragment of the life of this important Lutheran woman.. Manuscript. No Covers. Good.

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        THE BOOK OF NONSENSE

      London, Frederick Warne and Co., New York, Scribner & Co., circa 1866.. 17th edition circa 1866 (date on dedication page and no later titles on lower cover) small oblong 4to, 135 x 208 mm (page size), 5 5/16 x 8¼ inches, red pebbled cloth spine (unlettered), yellow boards with red ruled border, title and author on upper cover black on red banner, colour printed illustration repeating title showing a jolly man presenting the Book of Nonsense to 7 excited children, publisher's adverts to lower cover, pages: (2), 1-111, (2). Reprint of the enlarged 3rd edition (1861 with 43 additional drawings) published by Routledge, Warne and Routledge engraved by the Dalziel brothers and printed at the Camden Press. HAND COLOURED TITLE PAGE AND 112 HAND COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS with limerick beneath. Expertly recased retaining original spine and endpapers, spine slightly worn and rubbed, neatly strengthened at head and tail, corners and board edges slightly worn, a few light scratches and tiny scrapes to covers, 5 handwritten limericks and a couple of small drawings in ink on front pastedown and front endpaper with a couple of ink smudges, looks 19th century, 3 word inscriptioin in pale ink on Dedication page, small repair on reverse of title page to lower inner margin, a couple of tiny smudges on page 22, pinhole to lower margin of 2 pages, tiny tip of 1 lower corner missing (margin only), 1 plate has slight loss to inner margin and is reinserted on a tab, 1 tiny chip to lower inner edge of page 106, very occasional pale fingermark and a few tiny pale spots. Generally very clean and bright. A very good copy of a scarce HAND COLOURED copy. Hand coloured copies are exceptionally scarce. Routledge, Warne and Routledge published the 16th edition circa 1865 of which some copies were certainly hand coloured. Warne set up on his own on 1st of July 1865 and this 17th edition (stated on title page) must have been one of the earliest editions published by him. The edition is not stated on the cover but the price is: '3/6 or with the Plates fully Coloured Price 6s.". Osborne I,69-70; Vivien Noakes page 169, No. 76. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        CHARLES DICKENS' WORKS. Leather Set. LIBRARY EDITION. Printed 1866. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION Complete in 26 volumes

      London: Chapman & Hall, 1866. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF DICKENS' WORKS. LIBRARY EDITION.. Bound in polished calf leather bindings. Red leather. Gilded spines with raised hubs. Marbled edges and end papers. Heavily illustrated with full page engraved plates. Printed on quality paper. 7 5/8 inches tall. These take up a little over 26 inches of shelf space. Very good condition. The leather is supple and fresh. All hinges are 100% fully attached. No writing. Printed on quality paper, near free of any foxing, but with some foxing on some of the plates. There is general usage wear/rubs, signs of usage. This is a gorgeous set and displays beautifully. Includes all of Dickens' major novels except for The Mystery of Edwin Drood which was uncompleted and published posthumously in 1870. This is the First Collected Edition of Dickens' Complete Works (less the unfinished Edwin Drood) and is difficult to obtain. Chapman and Hall were the publisher's of Dickens' First Editions. This is an important set.

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        THE PRINCE'S PROGRESS and Other Poems. With Two Designs by D.G. Rossetti

      London: Macmillan, 1866. 17 cm x 10.5 cm, pp. viii, 216, frontispiece and extra illustrated title-page engraved by W.J. Linton after D.G. Rossetti, with tissue guard. Original green cloth, with elegant gilt design to covers and spine also by Rossetti, brown coated endpapers. Binder's ticket "Burn" inside rear cover; hinge paper only starting to split, very tiny (1 mm) burn hole in white space near gutter of title-page, with adjacent singe mark only to verso of engraved title-page, edges slightly dust soiled, tips slightly bruised, otherwise an attractive, collectible copy, very clean and bright. Rossetti's second book and longest poem being an allegory on Sleeping Beauty.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Small 8vo..

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        POEMS OF THE INNER LIFE SELECTED CHIEFLY FROM MODERN AUTHORS

      London: Sampson Low Son & Marston, 1866.  First edition, 19.5 x 12.5cm (16mo), in publisher's violet sand-grain cloth w/gilt borders & title to fr. cover (blind to rear) & spine, bevelled edges, a.e. untrimmed, chocolate ep.s w/binder's ticket (Burn) to rear pastedown, 288 (viii) pp. w/numerous wood-engraved floral head & tail-pieces, +16pp. publ. cat. to rear.  Printed in London at the Victoria Press by Emily Faithfull, Printer In Ordinary To Her Majesty.  Inscribed to half-title: "K. MacKenzie from W.C.I.[?], 6 January 1866"; also from the collection of Gwin J. Kolb (U. of Chicago) w/his bookplate loosely inserted.  Includes 5 poems by Christina Rossetti ("A Summer Wish," "Symbols," "Advent," "Up-Hill," & "Sweet Death") & 1 by D.G. Rossetti ("Lost Days").  Binding Very Good (stain to upper edge of fr. cover, & extremities sl. bumped & rubbed); contents Near-Fine.

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        Felix Holt the Radical

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1866. First edition, Carter's "A" binding. Three volumes. Half titles, 24 (4 + 20) pages of publisher advertisements at rear of volume III (not mentioned in Sadleir). Original publisher's cinnamon cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, covers in blind. An excellent set, spines lightly rubbed with minor wear, corners bumped, front hinge of volume I slightly cracked and secure. A very bright and completely unsophisticated set in the earliest publisher binding. Carter, Binding Variants pp 111-112; Parrish pp 20-21; Sadleir 814.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

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        Nye Eventyr og Historier. Anden Række. Fjerde Samling. [New Fairy Tales and Stories. Second Series. Fourth Collection].

      Kjøbenhavn [Copenhagen], 1866. Samtidigt helpergament. Med halvtitel og titelblad til Anden Række, Fjerde Samling, samt det generelle halvtitel- og titel-blad samt indholdsfortegnelse til hele Anden Række. Contemporary full vellum binding. Apart from the half-title and title-page for the Second Series, Fourth Collection, also bound with the general half-title and title-page as well as the contents list for the entire Second Series.. Splendid presentation-copy for "Digterein, Naturforskeren/ Wilhelm Bergsøe/ en hjertelig hilsen/ fra H.C.Andersen" [i.e. "The Poet, The Naturalist / Wilhelm Bergsøe/ a warm greeting/ from/ H.C. Andersen"] (presentation slightly shaved at the very end of Andersen's signature) of this fourth collection of the second series of Andersen's third fairy tale collection, which has four of the fairy tales in the first printing. The magnificent presentation-inscription gives reference to the last of the fairy tales, in which the Poet and the Naturalist carry out the central discussion about the toad. Vilhelm Bergsøe (1835 -1911) was one of the most well known cultural personas in Denmark at the second half of the 19th century. He was a famous author and zoologist (hence Andersen's "The Poet, The Naturalist/ Wilhelm Bergsøe"), who was equally admired within both professions. His main literary work "From Piazza del Popolo", which is one of the most beloved and widely read works of Danish literature of all times, appeared the same year as the present fairy tale collection, i.e. 1866. Bergsøe's most famous zoological work is the great "From Field and Woods. Portraits of the Life of the Insects", in two volumes, 1881, which is the first and best popular scientific entomological work in Danish. One of the volumes has the sub-title "About the Insects [including the toad!] in Relation to the Human Being and its Cultural Endeavours" - which seems particularly apt in the present connection.Among the six tales in the present collection, we find the first printing of Andersen's beloved fairy tale "The Toad", with the famous opening lines:"The well was deep, and therefore the rope was long; the wheel went around with difficulty when the waterfilled bucket had to be pulled up over the side of the well. The sun could never mirror itself down in the water, no matter how brightly it shone; but as far down as its rays penetrated, green weeds were growing from between the stones.There was a family of toads living down there. It was an immigrant family which, as a matter of fact, had come down there headlong in the person of the old toad mother, who was still living. The green frogs that swam in the water had made their homes there for a much longer time, but they acknowledged their cousins and called them "well guests." The latter, however, had no thoughts of ever leaving, they found it very comfortable here on the dry land, as they called the wet stones."The tale is about the ugly young toad who decides to discover the world and not just spend his entire life in the well. One day he jumps into the bucket that is lowered down to get up water, and is pulled up into the glorious world above. Although he succeeds in rising to the world above, he still strives to come up higher in the world, which becomes his nemesis. On the ground above he meets other frogs, a caterpillar, a hen, a stork, and most importantly, two students, "one was a POET, the other a NATURALIST. The one sang and wrote with gladness of all that God had created, as it was mirrored in his heart; he sang of it in short, clear, and rich, imposing verses. The other took hold of the creation itself, yes, and took it apart when it needed analyzing. He treated our Lord's work like a great piece of arithmetic; subtracted, multiplied, wanted to know it outside and inside, and to talk of it with intelligence, with complete understanding; and yet he talked of it with gladness and with wisdom. They were good, happy people, both of them."Why, there is a good specimen of a toad," said the Naturalist. "I must have it to preserve in alcohol!""You have two already," said the Poet. "Let it stay there in peace and enjoy itself.""But it's so beautifully ugly!" said the other."If we could find the jewel in its head," said the Poet, "then I myself would give you a hand at splitting it open.""The jewel!" said the other. "How well you know your natural history!""But isn't there something very splendid about the old folk legend that the toad, the ugliest of creatures, often has hidden in its head the most precious of jewels? Isn't it much the same with people? Wasn't there a jewel like that hidden in Aesop, and Socrates, too?"The Toad didn't hear any more, and hadn't understood half of what it had heard. The two friends went on, and it escaped being preserved in alcohol. [...]"In his diaries from the year 1866, Andersen mentions our Poet and Naturalist, Bergsøe, several times. Particularly interesting in this connection is his mention on the 29th of October (after on the 28th having read "Aunty" and "The Toad" loud at a dinner party - "the last of which gave great pleasure" see diary entry), where he's had dinner with Bergsøe and gone to the theatre. He writes "Bergsøe sagde at Naturforskerne kunde optage min Betegnelse om Skrubtudsen, som "Kravledyr" [i.e. "Bergsøe said that the Naturalists could assimilate my description of the toad, as a "crawler" - "crawler in Danish being "Kravledyr"] (Diary entry for Monday 29th of October 1866). Andersen is referring to the section of "The Toad" in which he says: "Then it moved along in leaps, as indeed such a creature can, until it reached the highway where humans lived." ["Og den tog Skridt, som saadant et Kravledyr kan, og saa var den paa Alfarvei, hvor Menneskene boede - The Danish: "saadant et Kravledyr" literally translated means "such a crawler/ crawling animal"]. On the 26th of November he furthermore writes: "The night before last night I read the beginning of Bergsøe's "From Piazza del Popolo"; it is written in a lively manner, but as strong wine, it began with Italian robbers, clairvoyants, and cholera." [i.e. I forgaars Aftes læste jeg Fra Pjazza del Populo; den er livlig skrevet men som stærk Viin, den begyndte med italienske Røvere, Clarvoyanter og Kolera."] (Diary entry for Monday the 26th of November 1866).On the 9th of December he writes: "Visited Bergsøe and read for him: "The Porter's Son" " ["Besøgt Bergsøeof læst for ham "Portnerens Søn". "] (Diary entry for Sunday the 9th of December 1866) - Also "The Porter's son" is present here in the first printing!On the 18th of December: "Read the rest of Bergsøe's "From Piazza del Popolo", it is connected to Dumas and Sue! but obviously a great talent of comprehension, but the book as it is can be continued for much longer." ["læst Bergsøes Bog fra Pjazza Tel Poplo ud, den er beslægtet med Dumas og Sue! men aabenbart et stort Opfatnings Talent, men Bogen kan som den er / endnu længe fortsættes."] (Diary entry Tuesday the 18th of December 1866). On the 2nd of January 1867: "Read in "Wintergreen" two poems by Bergsøe, in which the Poet and the Naturalist prevail in a successful manner" ["Læst i Vintergrønt to Digte af Bergsøe hvor Naturforskeren og Digteren heldigt Aabenbarer sig."]. (diary entry Wednesday the 2nd of January 1867).For Hans Christian Andersen's diary entries for this period see: "H.C. Andersens Dagbøger 1866-1867. Udgivet af Kirsten Weber", vol. VII. København, 1972. The present collection contains four fairy tales in first printings: "Gjemt er ikke glemt" (Kept Secret but not Forgotten), "Portnerens Søn" (The Porter's Son), "Moster" (Aunty), "Skrubtudsen" (The Toad)BFN 911, 912, 913, 914

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        MAPA CIVIL Y MILITAR DE ESPANA Y PORTUGAL, CON LA NUEVA DIVISION EN DISTRITOS. Enriquecido de los planes particulares de 34 Ciudades y puertos principales. Compuesto de 6 Pliegos y una Hoja de suplemento que contiene los Planes... por Don Alejo Donnet, Ingeniero geògrafo empleado en el Catastro Real de Francia y de la Sociedad de geògrafia de Paris.

      Raccolta completa di 6 carte geografiche a colori, montate su tela, che compongono i territori della Spagna e Portogallo. Ogni foglio (cm. 61 x 87) è diviso in 18 riquadri. La raccolta, ben conservata, è contenuta in un astuccio coevo (cm. 21,3x15,7). .

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        Fountain Savannah, Ga. [Pl. 51]

      [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. Though some of Barnard's photographs in this series offer poignant reminders of the trail of destruction left across the Confederacy by General William T. Sherman's army in 1864 to 1865, the photographs in Savannah record that beautiful city's avoidance of destruction. The Confederate Army evacuation and subsequent civilian surrender saved Savannah from the destruction of bombardment and the agony of siege. This splendid fountain (Forsyth Park Fountain, which is still standing) in a peaceful park, handsomely photographed by Barnard, evokes the blessings of peace and creativity rather than the viciousness of war. Two Federal soldiers can be seen enjoying the beauty of the scene in the background. 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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        Elster's Folly. A novel. 2nd edn. 3 vols.

      Tinsley Brothers. 1866 Half title vol. I only as issued. Orig. royal blue cloth, gilt spines. A v.g. bright copy.Sadleir 3335 is a mixed set presented to her daughter Ellen; not in Wolff. With presentation inscription from the author, 'For Harry. With Mamma's love'.

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        Enoch Arden

      Moxon 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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        Le Marquis de Sade: L'homme et ses Ècrits. Etude Bio-bibliographique

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

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        The Rocky Mountains (Lander's Peak)

      New York: Edward Bierstadt, 1866. Steel engraving by James Smillie. Proof before title, signed by Bierstadt and Smillie. After the painting, completed in 1863. Fine condition. 23 1/2 x 34 inches. In 1859, Bierstadt joined an expedition to the West led by Colonel Frederick W. Lander. This work was painted four years later in New York as a tribute to Lander who died in 1862 after a distinguished military career. Bierstadt found it fitting to name the central summit in memory of his fallen friend.The painting was a huge success and was quickly bought by the English railroad magnate James McHenry for $25,000. Its beauty lies in Bierstadt's faithful delineation of the Shoshone Indian village encampment and carefully rendered foliage in the foreground with a middle distance featuring a reflective body of water and the exaggerated snow-capped peak in the background towering over the entire scene. It perfectly embodies the idea of Manifest Destiny and appealed to the imaginations of most Americans who had only read about our untamed frontier. The oil painting is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Due to its huge popular success, Bierstadt immediately asked James Smillie, America's premier engraver, to produce an engraving. However, it was not until December 1866, after three laborious years in the making, that this engraving was published. Nancy Anderson and Linda S. Ferber, Albert Bierstadt Art & Enterprise, pp. 272- 273, number 77, illustrated figure 80.

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        Brand. Et dramatisk digt.

      Kjøbenhavn 1866. (Forlagt af Den Gyldendalske Boghandel (F. Hegel). Thieles Bogtrykkeri). 8vo. 271 s. Priv. håndbundet skinnbd. (O. A. Skaar, Dale i Sunnfjord.) To små innlimte papirbiter( Limt over navn) Noen brunpletter. Ex libris

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND.

      Bound in full polished blue calf with triple gilt rules by Riviere with the original covers and spine bound in at the rear. The spine has raised bands in 6 compartments with a gold flower design, all edges gilt; gilt dentelles. First published edition, with 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. A Fine copy, unusually clean throughout. Tipped into this copy is a quirky two-sided letter by Carroll written using his characteristic purple ink, dated Feb. 8. 1888.It reads: 'Dear Steward, I am much obliged for the estimates for the electric bell, and shall be quite willing to bear my share of the expense, under any of the arrangements named, I should want a 'push' in each of my 2 bedrooms - Hadland thought that (as both rooms look out North) the best way to reach them would be to continue the roof cord, & bring it down outside and in at the windows: however, you can arrange it as you think best. Please not to charge further Quarterage, for C.R., to Mr. S. W. Worthington. Very Truly Yours, C. L. Dodgson. The publishing history of this title is now well known.Carroll, unhappy with the original first printing of Alice, recalled all copies to destroy them, the remaining sheets being to sent to America where they were issued with a new title-page by Appleton. The new printing, as above, was released in November of 1865 with the title-page dated 1866.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel.

      Original red pictorial cloth gilt. a.e.g. Light blue endpapers. Second (First Published) Edition. Some spotting here & there throughout; spine repaired and a little cocked; rub on rear endpaper where an old catalogue entry had been adhered; else a very good copy. There are some contemporary pencil annotations where the identity of certain characters is believed to have been identified (Mad Hatter etc.,). Contained in a folding, felt-lined, cloth gilt box.The first (Withdrawn) edition and the second edition are both taller than later printings. It remains uncertain how many copies of this edition were printed. The likelihood is that two thousand copies were printed, but it may have been as many as four thousand. The book was actually issued in November 1865, the same year as the first ('Withdrawn') edition. It is becoming increasingly rare to find copies of this printing in the original cloth, the vast majority of copies on the market having been rebound.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland AND Through The Looking Glass

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

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      D. Appleton and Co. New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1866. Octavo. (v)ff., 192pp. First edition, second issue. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. Carroll’s enduring tale of a child’s dreamworld was first issued in 1865 by Macmillan and Company of London, but Carroll and Tenniel were unhappy with the print quality of the illustrations and canceled the issue, insisting that the book be reprinted. Few copies of that first issue were ever released; fewer still are known to exist today. Many of the sheets had yet to be bound when Carroll suppressed the edition, and a number of these unbound sheets had been sold to Carroll’s American publisher, Appleton, who added its own title page. Thus, the first American edition is comprised of the sheets from the suppressed London edition. Subsequently, Macmillan issued its second edition of Alice with re-set type and reprinted illustrations. Alice was an immediate sensation. Copies of the book were avidly read by their young owners and tend to show some wear as a result. This copy bound by Rivière in full red calf with triple gilt rules on both covers, gilt dentelles, and marbled endpapers. Spine richly gilt in six compartments, with leather labels in two compartments, lettered in gilt. Original endpapers and red cloth binding bound-in following the text. Rear board faintly scuffed, spine lightly rubbed in spots. Pages show occasional light finger smudges and a few professionally repaired marginal tears; very faint owner’s inscription. A.e.g.

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        "On the Dynamical Theory of Gases." Received May 16, - 1866.

      (London, Taylor and Francis, 1866). No wrappers, as extracted from"Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.", Vol. XV. May 16, 1866. Pp 167-171.. First appearance of this seminal paper (in the abstract-version from "Proceedings"), representing the announcement of Maxwell's final "Theory of Gases" and introduces the "Maxwell Distribution" in its final form, a statistical means of describing aspects of the kinetic theory of gases, a theory, together with his electromagnetic theory, are considered to be some of the greatest advances in physics of all times. The paper offered, only 5 pages, is an abstract of a paper with the same title, which was printed in full in "Philosophical Transactions" in 1868. Everett considers this paper (1868) to be Maxwell's greatest single paper.The "abstract", which announces his discovery was printed the year before the larger paper. Maxwell's discoveries laid the foundations of special relativity and quantum mechanics.One of Maxwell's major investigations was on the kinetic theory of gases. Originating with Daniel Bernoulli, this theory was advanced by the successive labours of John Herapath, John James Waterston, James Joule, and particularly Rudolf Clausius, to such an extent as to put its general accuracy beyond a doubt; but it received enormous development from Maxwell, who in this field appeared as an experimenter (on the laws of gaseous friction) as well as a mathematician.In 1866, he formulated statistically, independently of Ludwig Boltzmann, the Maxwell-Boltzmann kinetic theory of gases. His formula, called the Maxwell distribution, gives the fraction of gas molecules moving at a specified velocity at any given temperature. In the kinetic theory, temperatures and heat involve only molecular movement. This approach generalized the previously established laws of thermodynamics and explained existing observations and experiments in a better way than had been achieved previously. Maxwell's work on thermodynamics led him to devise the Gedankenexperiment (thought experiment) that came to be known as Maxwell's demon

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        De l'Origine des Espèces par Sélection naturelle ou des Lois de Transformation des Étres organisés. Traduit en Francais avec L'Autorisation de L'Auteur par Clémence Royer avec une Préface et des Notes de Traducteur. Deuxieme Edition augmentée d'apres des Notes de L'Auteur.

      Paris, Masson et Fils a. Guillaumin et Cie, 1866. Contemp. hcalf. Some scratches to spine. Gilt lettering. Marbled boards. (4),LIX,VIII(9-)613,(1) pp. and 1 lithographed plate. Including htitle and Errata (complete). Some scattered brownspots mainly at the beginning and at end.. Scarce second French edition of Darwin's masterpiece. with his notes to this edition. - Freeman No 656

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