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        Great Central Depot Grounds. With Entrance to Harbor.

      Jevne & Almini. [ 1866]. - Tinted lithograph, image approximately 8 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches. Several mended short tears to outer margins and a couple a small areas of paper loss to left edge (all well outside image area), light soiling in outer margins. Image is remarkably clean and bright. Lithographic view of Chicago by Louis Kurz from the series Chicago Illustrated with descriptive material by James W. Sheahan. Published in installments by Jevne & Almini (1866). Each of the thirteen installments, issued in paper wraps, contained four tinted lithographs printed by the Chicago Lithographing Company. These lithographs represent scarce pre-fire views of the city. This is a particularly evocative image with boats on the harbor, a steam train in the middle distance and several large factory buildings, their smoking chimneys testifying to a thriving business climate. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates

      New York: James O'Kane, 1866. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. Good with heavy wear to corners and light chipping at spine ends, puckering to spine cloth, staining to cloth on rear cover, previous owner notations and personal ex-libris label to front end sheet. Pages show sporadic age spotting and use, with hinges occasional a bit exposed. A popular novel set in the Netherlands which first introduced speed skating to Americans, and well as popularized the tale a Dutch boy using his finger to plug a hole in a leaking dike.

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        Witchcraft Delusion in New England

      1866 - (MATHER, Cotton) (CALEF, Robert) DRAKE, Samuel G. The Witchcraft Delusion in New England: Its Rise, Progress, and Termination. Roxbury, Massachusetts: for W. Elliot Woodward, 1866. Three volumes. Quarto, original ivory wrappers, uncut and partially unopened. $3500.Limited first edition, number 219 of only 280 copies, an exceptional edition of Drake's annotated publication of the two key works on the Salem Witch Trials: Cotton Mather's Wonders of the Invisible World and Robert Calef's oppositional response in More Wonders"""a literary milestone that helped shift prevailing views about witchcraft."An accomplished historian, Samuel Drake was "one of the first great collectors and chroniclers of the American experience." In 1866 Drake used his vast resources and historical knowledge to publish this, his annotated edition of the two central, opposing works on a key controversy of the 17th century""the Salem witch trials. Boston merchant Robert Calef was outraged at the witchcraft trials "and by what he perceived as the blind zealotry of the participating clergy". He directed his sharpest barbs at Cotton Mather". who had written an elaborate account of these and other episodes of apparent demonic possession" in Wonders of the Invisible World (1693). Unable to find a New England publisher for his controversial challenge to the Mather clerical dynasty, Calef was forced to publish his More Wonders in London in 1700. Though Increase Mather ordered a copy of Calef's work to be burned in Harvard Yard, "the damage to Cotton Mather's reputation had already been done". By all accounts, Calef's More Wonders was a literary milestone that helped to shift prevailing views about witchcraft" (ANB). Drake's three-volume edition thoroughly documents the witchcraft trials, printing Mather's and Calef's texts along with his own annotations and notes. This wide-margined copy is number 218 of only 280 copies, printed along with a large paper edition (50 copies), no priority established. Containing engraved head- and tail-pieces, along with full-page reproductions of Mather's and Calef's original title pages. Howes D481. Sabin 20884. Each volume with trace of bookplate removal. Volume III with partial early printed paper spine label.Text quite fresh and clean. Text block and original paper wraps expertly restored. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Court House Square.

      Jevne & Almini. [ 1866]. - Tinted lithograph, image approximately 8 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches. Several mended short tears to outer margins (well outside image area), light soiling to margins, soft crease at lower right corner. Good condition overall, image is remarkably clean and bright. Lithographic view of Chicago by Louis Kurz from the series "Chicago Illustrated" with descriptive material by James W. Sheahan, which was published in installments by Jevne & Almini (1866). Each of the thirteen installments, issued in paper wraps, contained four tinted lithographs printed by the Chicago Lithographing Company. These lithographs represent scarce pre-fire views of the city. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Te Tohunga. Alte Sagen aus Maoriland in Wort und Bild von Wilhelm Dittmer.

      5 nn. Bll., 119 S., 2 nn. Bll. Mit Buchschmuck und zahlreichen Holzschnitten des Verfassers, darunter 26 ganzseitigen. 4, Wildledereinband mit intarsierter Deckel- und Rückenvignette, dreiseitiger Rotschnitt. Nr. 59 der Vorzugsausgabe. - Der Hamburger Maler und Radierer Wilhelm Dittmer (1866 - 1909) ging 1898 nach Neuseeland und lebte sieben Jahren unter den Maoris. Seine Illustrationen lehnen sich an die Maori-Schnitzereien an. - Thieme/Becker IX, 336. - Einband berieben und bestossen, gelegentlich etwas stockfleckig, erste und letzte Seiten stärker.

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        Zeitschrift des oesterreichischen Ingenieur- und Architekten-Vereins. Redigirt von J. Herr, R. Sonndorfer u. a. Jgge.: 18-20, 22, 23, 25 und 28 in 7 Bdn. Wien, Seidel, Gerold u. Förster, 1866-76. * Mit zus. 233 meist gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln u. zahlr. Textholzschn. * HLwd.-Bde. d. Zt.

      . Zeitschrift des oesterreichischen Ingenieur- und Architekten-Vereins. Redigirt von J. Herr, R. Sonndorfer, E. Stix, W. Tinter. Jgge.: 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25 und 28 in 7 Bdn. Wien, Seidel, Gerold u. Förster, 1866-76. 34 x 25,5 cm. * Mit zus. 233 meist gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln u. zahlr. Textholzschn. * HLwd.-Bde. d. Zt. (Teilweise berieben). - Bibliotheksexemplare mit Etiketten, sonst Buchblock in guter Erhaltung, teils fast sehr guter Erhaltung. - Jedes Buch kollationiert, alle sind vollständig. - Die lithogr. Tafeln mit zahlr. technischen Darstellungen, u. a. Dampf-, Gerad-, Kreis-, Krummholz- u. Vertikalsäge, Wassersägeanlage, Lastwagen für Biertransport im Sommer, Schiesshalle, Lokomotiven und Eisenbahnwesen, Diamantbohrmaschine, Pumpen, Schornstein, Fangvorrichtung, Schlauchtrommelwagen, Kochöfen, Brücken und Brückenbau, Tunelbau, Konstruktion von Casemattschiff Custoza (mehrf.), Situationspläne, Donauregulierung bei Wien, Bauten (Villen, Palasten etc.), Dampfseilbahn in Ofen, Eisenbahn Verbindung zwischen England und Frankreich, Bierbrauerei in Laibach, Themse-Tunel in London etc. Auch einzelne Jahrgänge je 70,- EUR zu verkaufen: 18. Jahrgang 1866 mit 35 meist gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln. 3 Bl., 307 S. (Bezug auf VDeckel beschädigt - eine Ecke abgerissen). 19. Jahrgang 1867 mit 33 meist gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln. VIII, 232 S. 20. Jahrgang 1866 mit 25 meist gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln u. 1 Taf. als Beilage. VIII, 248 S. 22. Jahrgang 1870 mit 29 meist gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln u. 6 Taf. als Beilage. 4 Bl., 252 S. 23. Jahrgang 1871 mit 31 meist gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln u. 6 Taf. als Beilage. 5 Bl., 346 S. (S. 14 Eckabriß mit 2 Wörter verlust). 25. Jahrgang 1873 mit 65 meist gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln. 5 Bl., 334 S. 28. Jahrgang 1876 mit 33 meist gefalt. lithogr. Tafeln. 4 Bl., 250 S. .

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        Halleluja! Neue schlichte Lieder.

      Wir haben einen Felsen, der unbeweglich steht. "Wir haben eine Wahrheit, die niemals untergeht. Wir haben Wehr und Waffen in jedem Kampf und Streit. Wir haben eine Wolke von Gottes Herrlichkeit." "Eigentlich war es ein sorgloses Leben, das vor Hedwig von Redern lag, als sie am 23. April 1866 in Berlin geboren wurde. Wie stolz war sie auf ihren Vater in der hellblauen, silberbestickten Uniform! Er war zuerst Oberst, dann preußischer Regimentskommandeur und brachte es bis zum Brigadegeneral. Mit ihm war sie ganz besonders eng verbunden. Er widmete ihr mit zehn Jahren die erste eigene Bibel: Meiner geliebten Tochter zum fleißigen, täglichen Gebrauch. Mit 20 Jahren durfte sie mit Tante und Schwester zu einer Reise in die Schweiz aufbrechen. Am Anhalter Bahnhof in Berlin verabschiedete der Vater die fröhliche Reisegesellschaft. Er rief der Tochter zu: Nütze es, lerne sehen, erlebe, reife! Auf dem Rückweg im Hotel in München reichte der goldbetresste Portier den vergnügten Reisenden ein Telegramm: Vater plötzlich gestorben. Sie verstanden zuerst gar nichts. Wessen Vater? Ist es Großvater? Dann plötzlich war es,wie wenn ein Blitz in ihr Herz schlägt, als sie begriff: Dein Vater, du bist gemeint! Hedwig von Redern war wie betäubt. Alles ging wie im Traum an ihr vorüber. Die Fragen quälten: Was will Gott? Warum tut er das? Alles wehrte sich in ihr. Sie konnte mit niemand darüber reden. Das war ihre straffe Erziehung in einem Soldatenhaus gewesen: Nimm dich zusammen! Nur jetzt die Gefühle nicht zeigen, das wäre eine Schande! In dem Wort Jesu fand sie erst Frieden: Sei still, du wirst es hernach erfahren, warum das alles so ist! Sie erkannte, dass Gott in seiner Liebe auch ein unerbittlicher Erzieher ist: Was ist der Gärtner treu, der den wahllos wuchernden Baum, dessen Saft sich in fruchtlosen Trieben aufbraucht, herunterschneidet bis auf die Wurzel, damit ein Neues emporwachse, was seine weise Voraussicht schon in dem verstümmelten Stumpf erkennt." ( Aus Scheffbuch, Beate Scheffbuch, Winrich (1997): Den Kummer sich vom Herzen singen. So entstanden bekannte Lieder. Neuhausen/Stuttgart: Hänssler. S.44-45) +++ Zustand: Sehr seltenes Buchexemplar. // Ex libris Exemplar aus einer theologischen Bibliothek. // // Altersbedingt etwas stockfleckig. // Auf dem Titelblatt dezenter Namenseintrag und Adresseintrag mit Bleistift in Sütterlinschrift. // Ansonsten in einem sehr guten textreinem Zustand, ohne Anstreichungen. +++ Auf Wunsch sende ich Abbildungen zu.

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

      London, Macmillan and Co., 1866. . Octavo, pp.[xii]; 192. Elegantly hand-bound by Trevor Lloyd Ltd in full red morocco with raised bands, gilt to spine, exquisite tooled rabbit design to upper cover with coloured leather onlays, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, with the original cloth covers preserved at rear. Occasional marks within, a few leaves with some expert paper conservation, neat repaired tear to p.30. Overall a very good copy in a beautifully executed binding. FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION of 'Alice in Wonderland.' Lewis Carroll disliked the edition published in 1865 so much that he had them all recalled and sent 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 or four thousand copies; the book remains scarce and desirable.

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        HOSPITALIERS DE St JEAN DE JÉRUSALEM EN GUYENNE depuis le XIIe siècle jusqu'en 1793. Préceptoreries, commanderies et autres possessions de l'ordre actuellement enclavées dans le département de la Gironde.

      1866Bordeaux, Justin Dupuy, 1866. Petit in-folio (254 X 330) demi-chagrin vert lierre, dos cinq nerfs, titre doré, tête guillochée, plats de la couverture doublés conservés (reliure XXe siècle) ; (3) ff. de faux-titre, titre et préface, frontispice, IX pages d'introduction, 292 pages, 49 planches hors-texte, 1 plan dépliant. Quelques rousseurs claires très éparses, dos éclairci. Ex-libris collé sur le premier contreplat. ÉDITION ORIGINALE de cet ouvrage contenant 51 PLANCHES gravées à l'eau-forte sur vélin fort, dont un grand plan dépliant de «Bordeaux vers 1450 », et de nombreux dessins et plans en noir dans le texte. «Ouvrage IMPORTANT et RARE publié en 10 livraisons » (Saffroy, II, 23864). Exemplaire en BEL ÉTAT, conservé dans une solide reliure réalisée dans la seconde moitié du XXe siècle. NICE COPY. PICTURES AND MORE DETAILS ON REQUEST.

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        OTTO HAMEL (1866-1950) Professor Dr., deutscher Maler

      - OTTO HAMEL (1866-1950) Professor Dr., deutscher Maler, 24 jährig als Professor an die Kunstgewerbeschule Hannover berufen, wo er 32 Jahre die Abteilung für dekorative Malerei leitet, seit 1922 in München --- ORIGINAL-ÖLGEMÄLDE, Öl auf Leinwand, ca. 80 x 62 cm ohne Rahmen, im breiten Goldrahmen), eigenhändig signiert mit Ortsangabe Münchenatmosphärische Hafenansicht mit Segelbooten und Personen, in frischen Farben gemalt ! (Gesamtgröße mit Rahmen : 78 x 97 cm, leichte Gebrauchsspuren) [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Rheinlandschaft mit Schloßruine im Abendlicht.

      Öl auf Leinwand, alt gerahmt. Bildmaß: 32 x 45 cm ( Höhe x Breite ), Rahmenmaß: 51 x 65 cm. Rechts unten mit *H. Lewis, 1866, Düsseldorf* signiert und datiert. Gezeigt wird eine Flußlandschaft im Abendlicht mit einer Turmruine und Personenstafffage wohl auf einer Flußinsel, einige Passanten verlassen die Insel mit Booten. Das Bild gering fleckig, gering angeschmutzt mit leichtem Craquellee, ansonsten guter Zustand, desgleichen der aufwendige alte Rahmen. ( Literatur: Thieme Becker, Band XXIII, Seite163: Lewis, Heny *1819, Newport or Scarborough, England - gestorben 1904, Düsseldorf ) Bitte beachten: Hier nur Selbstabholung bzw. selbst organisierter Abtransport, kein Versand. ( Gewicht ca. 4000 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1866 - 1866 Wisden : Rebound without Covers

      1866. Hi, This is a Wisden from the Adrian Ellis Collection. 1866 : Rebound without Covers This Wisden is in a lovely binding and has been well kept, it has some minor trimming and a couple of marks, mainly pencil, inside, but few and far between, book plate of Russell Bencraft (Hants CC) to the rebound page.

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        ANDORRA L'ANDORRE

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

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        Spezial-Preisliste über mechanische, optische und elektrische Spielwaren und Lehrmittel. Ausgabe 1912.

      Blaue Original-Leinwand mit roter und Goldprägung sowie rotem Farbschnitt 4 VIII 329 (1) XIII (I) Seiten reich illustriert und bebildert. Aus der Sammlung des bekannten Eisenbahningenieurs und Signalspezialisten Dieter Woigk. Prachtkatalog des berühmten Nürnberger Spielzeugherstellers (gegründet 1866 von Adolf und Ignaz Bing seit 1879 mit eigener Produktion), der sich selbst als "größte Spielwarenfabrik der Welt" bezeichnete. Der Katalog gliedert sich in die Abschnitte Dampfmaschinen - Heissluft-Motore - Lokomobilen - Betriebsmodelle - Armaturen Dampflokomotiven - Dampfzüge Schiffe - Feuerspritzen - Feuerwehren - Kanonen - Luftsportspiele Automobile Eisenbahnen mit Uhrwerk - Zubehörteile für das Eisenbahnwesen Kinematographen - Films - Laterna Magica - Glasbilder - Stereoskope Elektromotore - Dynamomaschinen - Induktions-Apparate - Geisslerröhren - Apparate für drahtlose Telegraphie - Elemente - Akkumulatoren - Experimentier-Kasten Elektrische Bahnen und Zubehör. Einband mit nur ganz geringen Bereibungen an den Kanten Block nahezu druckfrisch ungewöhnlich schönes Exemplar mit hunderten von Abbildungen auf sehr hochwertigem Papier.

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        Album Mit 25 Lithographien

      Leinen Sehr gut Farbig gemustertes Leinen-Album im Jugendstil, ohne Text, tadellos, gemustertes Vor-/Nachsatzpapier, 25 montierte, saubere Heliogravüren auf Japan Papier, von Bayros in der Platte signiert, jeweils mit Seidenpapier geschützt, Maße 19,5 x 22 Cm. Darstellungen aus der Sammlungen u.a. "Die Fünf Sinne", "Bilder aus dem Boudoir der Madame C.C.". Hier vorhanden: 1. Das Gesicht, 2. Der Geruch, 3. Das Gefühl, 4. Das Gehör, 5. Le Gout (Der Geschmack), 6. "Chérie-tu tes surpassée toi-même (Du hast dich selbst übertroffen)", 7. Vieille porcelaine (Altes Porzellan), 8." Ah, je vais tapprendre à fréquenter les petits bons hommes (Ich werde dir schon beibringen mit den Jungs zu verkehren)", 9. "Oh, du-du! -Die Malerin", 10." Ah! Ouich ! De la sorcellerie-il y en a, Madame - cest la jeunesse, toujours la jeunesse! (Ah ! Ja ! Es gibt Zauberei, Madame - die Jugend! Immer die Jugend!)", 11. "Ce nest que le premier coup qui coûte, Mademoiselle -toujours mes élèves les plus craintives devenaient les plus acharnées!( Nur das erste Mal ist hart Mademoiselle! Immer sind meine ängstlichsten Schülerinnen die strebsamsten geworden!"), kleiner Knick oben rechts, Bild unverletzt, 12. "Fallait pas m'lier l'herisson (Sie hätten mir den Igel (zwischen den Beinen) nicht anbinden müssen)", 13. "Oh! Tu sais! Mais un livre, on peut bien le regarder (Oh ! Aber du weißt! Ein Buch kann man sich doch gut anschauen.)/ L'ex-libris de la bibliothèque du pensionnat (Das Exlibris der Bibliothek des Internats)", 14." Nous lavons trop en avant (Es ist zu weit vorne)/ Le jeu des cerises (Das Kirschenspiel), " 15."Du wolltest nie glauben, dass Quecksilber hinein gehört, " 16." L'autre jour, Lilytte, ce fut comme des perles dans mes cheveux (Das letzte Mal, Lilyte, fühlte es sich wie Perlen in meinen Haaren an)," 17. "Ah! La Vilaine, toujours elle commence par Boully - et plus tard t'es trop fatiguée! (Ah das Luder ! Sie fängt immer mit Boully (der Bulldogge) an - und später ist sie zu müde)", 18. "Tiens la bien, la petite égoïste, autrement elle va moublier tout à fait (Halt Sie fest, die kleine Egoistin, sonst wird sie mich ganz und gar vergessen)", 19. "A bon amusement encore (Und weiterhin viel Spaß)," 20. "Attends! Nous allons te colorier un peu ces deux jolies pommes anémiques! (Warte mal, wir werden dir diese zwei hübschen, mageren Äpfel ein bisschen färben !)"21. "Ne tire pas si fort (Zieh doch nicht so stark!)/ Le cygne noir (Der schwarze Schwan)", 22. "Si .. tout de meme le doigt (unentzifferbar)", 23." Jamais tu n'y servis personne toi-meme (Die Tochter des Schafrichters - Nie hast du dort selbst jemanden bedient.)", 24. "Je les ai recus tous! (Ich habe sie alle empfangen!)" 25." Et Amely qui s'y refuse toujours! (Und wie kann Amely es immer ablehnen!)"++++Franz von Bayros, der österreichischer Beardsley, (1866, Zagreb - 1924, Wien), bekannt als Marquis de Bayros, Grafiker, Illustrator und Maler des Fin de siecle.++++-Un album rare avec 25 gravures impeccables (chacune protégée par un papier de soie) de Franz von Bayros ou Choisy Le Conin (1866 - 1924), explicitement érotiques, raffinées et aussi sadomasochistes. Excellent état.++++-An art nouveau album, a private collection 25 clean exquisite erotic engravings by Franz von Bayros, protected by tissue paper. Marquis Franz von Bayros or Choisy Le Conin (1866 - 1924), Austrian artist of the Fin de Siècle who will stay remembered for his delicate and perverse representations of sexual fantasies. He illustrated numerous books and designed manifold book plates especially for the wealthy Vienna and Munich society. Very good condition.++++25 x 30 Cm. 1,2 Kg.+++ Stichwörter: Erotika Fetischismus Fin De Siecle Pornographie Rokoko Grausamkeit Perversionen Sadomasochismus Jugendstil Sex Kunst Grafiken Graphiken Erotic Art

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        Les réfractaires

      - A. Faure, Paris 1866, 12x19cm, broché. - First Edition. Bellissimo e raro esempio, foxing quasi-libero, ben catalogo completo redattore in fine. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Bel et rare exemplaire, quasi exempt de rousseurs, et bien complet du catalogue de l'éditeur in-fine.

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        [ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT BOOK FOR PHILADELPHIA CARPENTERS JOHN AND W.H. MARTIN, RECORDING DAILY WORK, SUPPLIES, AND EARNINGS, 1835 - 1866]

      [Philadelphia], 1866. 153,[16]pp. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Binding worn and rubbed. Very good. An interesting carpenter's account book from 19th century Philadelphia, containing a voluminous amount of entries listing client names, types of carpentry work done, and the costs thereof. Internal evidence (his name on pages 52, 114) suggests that this belonged to Philadelphia carpenters John and W.H. Martin. The accounts start on July 22, 1835, exactly one month after the 1835 Philadelphia general strike ended. Workers' rights and formative unions owe much to this strike in Philadelphia, the first general strike by wage workers in North America. The strike helped alleviate long hours and low pay by involving some 20,000 workers who demanded a ten- hour work day and increased wages. The strike was very successful, ending in an almost complete victory for the workers. About half of the ledger deals with work done in the first five years in which it was kept, 1835-1840. There are no entries from June, 1847 to June, 1849, and only sporadic entries from 1857 to the final entries in 1866; most of the rest of the accounts are from 1840-1855, except the two year hiatus. The account book lists a wide assortment of different types of work accomplished by carpenters, including framing, putting up awnings, "repairing a privey seat," hanging doors and windows, putting up lightning rods, making shutters, mending floors, and much more. In addition, Martin seemed to also occasionally make furniture, specifically benches and tables, for which there are some entries here. It also contains important information on the prices paid by tradesmen for supplies in Philadelphia at the time, mostly lumber and nails in this case. Although there is no explicit ownership signature, both internal evidence and other material purchased from the same estate suggest John Martin as the principal craftsperson and W.H. Martin as an employee or other principal of the business. The ledger offers much insight into American trade in one of its most important cities at a time of immense growth. A facinating account book with much detail on the development of Philadelphia private homes in the middle of the 19th century.

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        ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT BOOK FOR PHILADELPHIA CARPENTERS JOHN AND W.H. MARTIN, RECORDING DAILY WORK, SUPPLIES, AND EARNINGS, 1835 - 1866].

      [Philadelphia]. 1835-1866. - 153,[16]pp. Contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Binding worn and rubbed. Very good. An interesting carpenter's account book from 19th century Philadelphia, containing a voluminous amount of entries listing client names, types of carpentry work done, and the costs thereof. Internal evidence (his name on pages 52, 114) suggests that this belonged to Philadelphia carpenters John and W.H. Martin. The accounts start on July 22, 1835, exactly one month after the 1835 Philadelphia general strike ended. Workers' rights and formative unions owe much to this strike in Philadelphia, the first general strike by wage workers in North America. The strike helped alleviate long hours and low pay by involving some 20,000 workers who demanded a ten- hour work day and increased wages. The strike was very successful, ending in an almost complete victory for the workers. About half of the ledger deals with work done in the first five years in which it was kept, 1835-1840. There are no entries from June, 1847 to June, 1849, and only sporadic entries from 1857 to the final entries in 1866; most of the rest of the accounts are from 1840-1855, except the two year hiatus. The account book lists a wide assortment of different types of work accomplished by carpenters, including framing, putting up awnings, "repairing a privey seat," hanging doors and windows, putting up lightning rods, making shutters, mending floors, and much more. In addition, Martin seemed to also occasionally make furniture, specifically benches and tables, for which there are some entries here. It also contains important information on the prices paid by tradesmen for supplies in Philadelphia at the time, mostly lumber and nails in this case. Although there is no explicit ownership signature, both internal evidence and other material purchased from the same estate suggest John Martin as the principal craftsperson and W.H. Martin as an employee or other principal of the business. The ledger offers much insight into American trade in one of its most important cities at a time of immense growth. A facinating account book with much detail on the development of Philadelphia private homes in the middle of the 19th century.

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        Felix Holt, the Radical

      London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1866. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. The handsomely bound first edition of Eliot's social novel about political disputes in a small English town at the time of the First Reform Act of 1832. Large 12mo, three volumes: [iv] [1] 303; [iv] [1] 290; [iv] [1] 283; all three volumes bound by F. Bedford in full speckled calf. Six gilt decorated panels with title, author, and volume number represented along with the published date 1866 at base; untrimmed leaves. Top edge gilt, plain endpapers with the binders stamp at the top on the verso. Little thumbed on the early pages o/w very good condition. Sadleir 814.

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        Venezia Monumentale Pittoresca. Palazzi. Opera graziosamente accolta dalla Maesta di Vittorio Eme.II Re d'Italia. Riprodotto per festeggiare il memorando ingresso in Venezia della stessa Maesta Sua il giorno 7 Novembre 1866. Parte 1ma. I Palazzi (only).

      Venice: Giuseppe Kier 1866 - Oblong folio (35 x 52.5 cm.). Lithographed title, dedication, and pp.iv (preface)+296. Original green printed boards with elaborate central armorial device, marbled paper spine. 8 plates browned, minor rubbing to extremities of binding. Title and 82 plates lithographed by Kier after drawings by Moro. Quite rare. This first part "I Palazzi" complete, the second part, "I Chiesi" not present here. First published 1845, this is a slightly later issue with an elaborate dedication to the King. On 18 February 1861 the Kingdom of Italy was officially established and Victor Emmanuel II became its king. In 1866, Italy was given Venetia as part of the peace settlement after the Seven Weeks War. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Poetical Works

      1866 - BYRON, (George Gordon) Lord. The Poetical Works. London: John Murray, 1866. Ten volumes. Small octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. $2200.Later edition of Lord Byron's collected verse, with engraved title page and frontispiece in each volume (many after works by J.M.W. Turner), handsomely bound."Byron is to a far greater degree than the other romanticists the poet of humankind. He conveys with tremendous power the majesty and desolation of history, the vanity of pomp and pride, the transitoriness of fame. And he is the poet of contemporary society, keen to discern the false and the corrupt, courageous in denunciation yet with pity for the young and innocent". As a poet he mirrored brilliantly and without distortion an absorbingly interesting world" (Baugh, 1229). This uniformly and handsomely bound set features an engraved frontispiece in each volume, many after the works of J.M.W. Turner. "Without specific reference to the poetry, Turner's Venetian paintings exalt Byron's "˜fairy city of the heart' as dreamed through the painter's intoxication with light and water" (Eisler, 758). Lowndes, 338. Bookplates.Only slightest occasional rubbing to extremities. A near-fine set, handsomely bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        KARTEN SU OSTERREICHS KAMPFE - 1866.

      [1866]. gr. album in folio obl. (mm. 440x590), leg. m. tela coeva con piatti in carta dec. ed etichetta con tit. oro al piatto ant. L'album comprende molte tavv. topogr. inc. in rame raff. i territori delle battaglie combattute nel 1866: carta generale d'Italia a due colori, nord Italia, territorio del Mantovano, Custozza e territorio di Peschiera (2), Castelnuovo, Ponti sul Mincio, Monzambano, Sommacampagna (2), Valeggio e Volta Mantovana (2), Villafranca (2), Borgoforte. Tutte le tavv. misurano mm. 430x570. Sono inoltre comprese molte altre carte europee. Belliss. esempl. [449]

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        Géologie et paléontologie.

      F. Savy, Paris 1866 - Un tableau dépliant dans la forme triasique. Edition originale de cet ouvrage divisé en deux parties : histoire comparée et science moderne. Il s'agit en faire de la suite et de la fin de L'Histoire des progrès de la géologie, publiée de 1847 à 1860, en 8 tomes. Cette histoire, dressée à la demande de la Société géologique de France, constitue l'oeuvre majeure de l'auteur. Etienne Adolphe Desmier de Saint-Simon, vicomte d'Archiac (1802-1868), l'un des grands géologues et paléontologues français du XIXe siècle, enseigna la paléontologie au Muséum en remplacement d'Orbugny. Coins légèrement émoussés, petites traces de frottements sur le dos avec quelques infimes manques de dorure, rousseurs éparses sans grande conséquence, mais il s'agit d'un rare et bel exemplaire, agréablement relié, de cet ouvrage de référence. Demi-chagrin vert, dos à 4 nerfs orné de caissons dorés, tranches marbrées en petits peignes dans les mêmes tons que les gardes extérieures et intérieures. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CHICAGO. A STRANGERS' AND TOURISTS' GUIDE TO THE CITY OF CHICAGO CONTAINING REMINISCENCES OF CHICAGO IN THE EARLY DAY; AN ACCOUNT OF THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE CITY; DESCRIPTION OF PUBLIC BUILDINGS, CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, AND OBJECTS OF INTEREST; ETC.

      Relig. Philo. Pub. Association (J. S. Thompson) Printers., Chicago: 1866 - The illustrations are as follow: Frontis. of a Scene of the Chicago River and buildings; Scene of Chicago in 1818; Chamber of Commerce building; Bowen Brothers 4 story department store; C. M. Henderson and Co., 4 story boot and shoe factory; University of Chicago; Sherman Hotel (fold-out); McVicker's Theatre, Madison Street, Between State and Dearborn; First Baptist Church; An unidentified large building flying an American Flag atop its cupola, but from the adjoining text, this is probably the Opera House; Marine Bank; Col. Wood's Museum (5 story) fold-out illustrations; Merchant's, Farmers' and Mechanic's Savings Bank at No. 13 Clark Street; Ely's Furnishing House, fold-out illustration of 3 story building at corner of Washington and Dearborn Streets; Interior of Ely's Furnishing House (fold-out); Tremont House, Corner of Lake and Dearborn Streets; Eastman National Business College--a fold-out with pictures of 4 of their buildings with identified locations; Steinway's Pianos building; and Cooley & Farwell Co. building; Corners bumped, tiny tear on spine, else Very Good or better. Contents are clean and no foxing. A rare book and one of the earliest travel/tourist guide to Chicago. Illustrated with lithographs, many of them fold-out. Index and many pages of ads. 129 pages. Hardbound in brown cloth with gold-stamped title on front cover. (Incidentally, the cover title states: "Chicago As It Is: A Strangers and Tourists Guide to the City of Chicago." [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      London:: Macmillan,. 1866.. First edition to be published but technically the second British edition, as the exceedingly rare 1865 first edition was suppressed and only 22 copies are known to exist today. His classic tale of Alice's fall through the rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar creatures. The twists of logic throughout this tale have gained it lasting popularity with children and adults alike, and it is considered to be one of the best examples of the "literary nonsense" genre (Wikipedia). Finely, freshly bound in full, red goatskin with four raised spine bands; three gilt-stamped, green-leather spine labels (title, author & date); gilt and blind spine decorations, including gilt center stamps onlaid in green leather. Front and back covers each with inset panel of hand-colored, black-foil images stamped on cream-colored lambskin after Tenniel's original illustrations. Housed in clamshell box with quarter-red-goatskin rounded spine, raised spine bands, center stamps, leather spine labels, and red linen cloth; box lined with red velvet. Binding and case by Dragonfly Bindery/StudioBinding; design executed by Patricia & George Sargent. Frontis tissue darkened and scattered light foxing throughout otherwise the interior is in very good condition. The binding is fine. .

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        Südamerika

      Artist: Brockhaus FA; issued in: Leipzigca 1866 - - technic: Steel engraving ; colorit: original colored ; condition: Very good ; size in cm : 45 x 32 - description: Map shows total south America with representations of Flora and Fauna, a Hazienda in the Andes,Dschungle and bull catching

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        Die Schweiz in Original-Ansichten ihrer interessantesten Gegenden, historisch merkwürdigsten Städte, Badeorte, Kirchen, Burgen und sonstigen ausgezeichneten Denkmäler alter und neuer Zeit. Nach der Natur aufgenommen und in Stahl gestochen von den ausgezeichneten Künstlern unserer Zeit. Mit einem historisch-topographischen Text.

      Druck und Verlag von Gustav Georg Lange., Darmstadt. 1866 - Dritter Band (von 3). Die Westschweiz. Darmstadt. Druck und Verlag von Gustav Georg Lange. 1866. 4°. III, 408 S. Mit gestochenem Vortitelblatt und 91 Stahlstichtafeln. Roter Halblederband mit gold- und schwarzgeprägter Rückenverzierung und Ganzgoldschnitt. Mit Ansichten aus dem Kanton Bern (38), Neuenburg (5), Fribourg (3), Waadt (13), Genf (3) und Wallis (29). - Deckel verblasst und fleckig. Stockfleckig, stellenweise gebräunt. Sprache: Deutsch

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        La millonaria, novela de costumbres.

      Carlos Bailly- Bailliere,, Madrid. 1866 - De Kock, Mr. Ch. Paul. La millonaria, novela de costumbres. Madrid, Carlos Bailly- Bailliere, 1866. Características: Muy buen estado general. Pasta dura en piel. Letras doradas estampadas sobre tejuelo. Detalles dorados estampados sobre lomo. Portada ligeramente raspada en el área inferior, tiene una pequeña mancha en la parte media. Guardas limpias, a color, ligeramente despegadas de una de las tapas. Cantos limpios. Incluye grabados. Índice de los grabados. Los datos respecto al lugar de impresión parecen alterados. Todas las páginas están ligeramente manchadas en la esquina inferior derecha sin afectar el texto. 523 p. + índice. (23 x 16.5) Peso: 750 g. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Tremont House.

      Jevne & Almini. [ 1866]. - Tinted lithograph, image approximately 8 1/2 x 12 inches on sheet size 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches. Three binding holes at left edge, with small paper loss at one binding hole and 1/4 inch tear (repaired) at another binding hole; short tear (repaired) at lower margin, three short edge tears at upper edge, a very few light foxing spots in upper image. Overall good to very good condition. Lithographic view of Chicago by Louis Kurz from the series Chicago Illustrated with descriptive material by James W. Sheahan. Published in installments by Jevne & Almini (1866). Each of the thirteen installments, issued in paper wraps, contained four tinted lithographs printed by the Chicago Lithographing Company. These lithographs represent scarce pre-fire views of the city, this portraying the enormous Tremont House with its grand entrance at busy intersection suggestive of a prosperous and cultured city. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dizionario di marineria militare italiano-francese e francese-italiano. Opera dedicata a Sua Maestà il Re d’Italia Vittorio Emanuele II ed illustrata con incisioni in legno. Volume I ( e Volume II)

      Stabilimento tipografico di Pasquale Androsio, 1866. 4to (cm. 33), 2 Voll., 4 cc.nn., 680 pp., 2 cc.nn.; 2 cc.nn., 815(1). Stampa su due colonne con disegni n.t. Legatura coeva in mz. pelle con fili a secco e oro. Titolo e numerazione in oro. Piccole abrasioni agli angoli e al dorso. piatti con lievi scoloriturae. Tagli colorati a spruzzo. Ottimi interni. Opera rara e ricercata.

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        Ongyoku Gedai Sugoroku

      Tsujioka-ya Kamekichi 1866 - A large woodblock print by Kunichika (a former student of Utagawa Kunisada), beautifully coloured, of musicians performing in plays and Kabuki. This is a traditional Japanese board game called Sugoroku. Occasional small stains. Published in Keio 2 (1866), this print also comes complete with its original envelope, also woodblock printed in colour. Copies including the envelope are very rare. Includes many illustration of artists of popular songs from the end of the Edo Period, like Nagauta, Gidayu, and Kiyomoto. Very rare. Text in Japanese. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Oeuvres complètes de Alfred de Musset, avec lettres inédites, variantes, notes, index, fac-similé, notice biographique par son frère. Edition dédiée aux amis du poëte.

      Paris, Charpentier, 1866.10 volumes grands in-8, demi-maroquin vert à coins, dos (uniformément passés) à 5 nerfs ornés de fleurons stylisés, mosaïqués en rouge et or, richement encadrés de décors dorés, filets, titre, date et tomaison dorés, filets dorés sur les plats, tête dorées. Quelques coins un peu frottés. Bien complet des 29 planches hors-texte en noir (3+6+4+3+3+3+3+2+1+1), dont un portrait de Musset en frontispice du premier volume, situé au dernier chez Vicaire. Non mentionnée par ce dernier, une page hors-texte de fac-similé autographe au début du volume X. Les hors-texte, mis à part le portrait, sont de Bida; ils sont protégés par d'élégantes serpentes gris-lilas légendées. I à II: Poésies - III à V: Comédies et proverbes - VI à VII: Nouvelles et contes - VIII: Confessions d'un enfant du siècle - IX: Littérature et critique - X: Oeuvres posthumes. Exemplaire numéroté (377) et nomminatif [Vicaire V, 1276].

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        Kamilaroi, Dippil, and Turrubul: Languages spoken by Australian Aborigines

      Sydney: Thomas Richards, Government Printer 1866 - *Price HAS BEEN reduced this weekend as part of our ABEBOOKS November Sale. Order now for best savings* first edition; vi, 88 pp., original purple cloth, now lacking the spine covering, book plate to the front paste down, hand stamp to the title page and an early page of the text, otherwise internally clean and tight. Photos available upon request.

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        The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales; Embracing Recent Changes in Counties, Dioceses, Parishes, and Boroughs; General Statistics, Postal Arrangements, Railway Systems, Etc. [6 Volumes Complete]

      Published by A. Fullarton & Co., Stead's Place, Leith Walk, Edinburgh circa 1866. Six Volumes Complete. 1866. Matching hard back binding in publisher's original russet cloth covers, gilt lettering and designs to the spine and the upper panel, duplicate blind lettering and designs to the lower panel, lemon end papers. Quarto 11½'' x 8¼'' 1199 continuous pagination including summary. Double-page colour maps and monochrome engravings throughout the six volumes. Cracking of the cloth to upper spine edge to volume IV, similar cracking to small areas [maximum 30 mm] of the spine edges to volumes I, II, and III, spine tips and corners turned-in, light foxing to page edges and end papers, internal hinges all secure. Heavy set. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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        La legislazione del Regno d'Italia cioè i Codici e le altre leggi complementari messi in ordine ed annotati. Parte prima - Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III (Codice Civile); Vol. IV - (Codice di procedura civile). Parte seconda - Costituzione politica e leggi fondamentali della Monarchia

      Stamperia Governativa, 1866-1870. in-8 5 voll in 4 tomi Opera rara da trovarsi completa.

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        THE PRINCE'S PROGRESS and other Poems

      1866. With Two Designs by D.G. Rossetti. London: Macmillan and Co., 1866. Original dark green cloth decorated in gilt. First Edition of Christina Rossetti's second book, published four years after GOBLIN MARKET. The title verse is a romantic allegory on the "Sleeping Beauty" theme, only in this case the Prince arrives too late.~Christina had these verses ready for publication in 1865, but her brother Dante Gabriel caused it to be postponed by not getting around to creating the two illustrations. She held up publication for the sake of the illustrations because, as she wrote to him, "Your protecting woodcuts help me to face my small public." (Actually he was to provide three woodcuts, but when Macmillan finally got two they could wait no longer, and went ahead and issued the book).~He tried to squeeze an advance out of Macmillan, pleading "Now couldn't you be a good fairy & give her something down for this edition, -- say 100 pounds? You know she is a good poet, & some day people will know it. That's so true it comes in rhyme of itself!" (When Christina discovered that her brother was so negotiating for her, she rebuked him for his "brotherliness in helping me as to business matters," and told Macmillan that she would not accept unearned money.)~Dante Gabriel also provided the binding design -- an artistic presentation of wrought iron hinges on medieval doors, through which the Prince is entering in the frontispiece. This is a bright copy, fine except for the merest trace of rubbing at the extremities. Uncommon in this condition. Colbeck p. 689; Hayward 268.

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        The Albert N'yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and Explorations of the Nile Sources

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1866. First edition. Two volumes. 8vo. xxx, 395, (1); (xii), 384 pp. Publisher's green cloth, gilt vignettes to upper cover, early owner's book labels to the front pastedowns. Frontispieces and 12 plates plus 2 maps, one of which is folding. Both volumes subtly recased with occasional mild wear to the edges, a very good set.

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        Dictionnaire étymologique des mots de la langue française dérivés de l'Arabe, du Persan ou du Turc, avec leurs analogues grecs, latins, espagnols, portugais et italiens.

      Paris, Imprimé par autorisation de l'Empereur a l'Imprimerie Impériale, 1866.. Crown quarto. Pp. xx, 400. With several tables. Publisher's device on title-page, half-title present. Hardcover, bound in contemporary green half calf and matching cloth, spine with raised bands, gilt, extremities bit rubbed, corner-tips exposed, marbled endpapers, inner hinges about starting. Very neat contemporary inscriptions on first blank, signature on title-page, small round stamp and light evidence of a removed bookplate on verso. A very good copy with fine, bright interior. ~ First edition. Antoine Paulin Pihan (1810-1879).

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        Ehon Taka Kagami [or Picture-Book Mirror of Hawks]

      [Tokyo] 1866-80 - [Tokyo, 1866-80],First edition,small 4to,(230 x 160mm.) 5 vols., (part 1, vols. 1-3: part 2, vols. 1-2), stitched Japanese-style into orig. yellow paper wrappers, each vol. with a white paper title-slip printed in red,illustrated throughout with Kyosai's magnificent woodcuts, the pict. woodcut titles of the first and fourth volumes on blue paper, the pasted-down leaves at the beginning and end of each vol. (with the exception of the two blue paper title-pages) being of mica-flecked Washi paper, stitched Japanese-style into orig. yellow paper wrappers, each vol. with a white paper title-slip printed in red, contained in a half tan morocco case. ".The book was published at Tokyo and the editor's name was Nakamura Sasuke. The 'Mirror of Hawks' is certainly a very comprehensive and instructive treatise on falconry. It is rare, only seven complete and incomplete copies having been traced in European libraries". Kawanabe Kyosai (1831-89) was a Kano painter, printmaker, and illustrator, the son of a Samurai. At the age of six he entered the studio of Utagawa Kuniyoshi, and from the age of nine became a student of the academic Kano school, studying under Maemura Towa and then Tohaku Chinshin, who gave him the name "Toiku". He exhibited at the Vienna International Exposition in 1873, and at the first and second Paris Japanese Art Exhibitions of 1883 and 1884. In the early years of the Meiji period (1868-1912) he attained considerable popularity with his political caricatures, for which he was arrested and imprisoned in 1870. His famous "Kyosai Gadan" (1887), an attempt to show a variety of traditional Japanese and Chinese painting styles, was widely appreciated in Europe, and was issued with English captions for the export market. Kyosai's "Ehon Taka Kagami" is the major resource on Japanese falconry, with wonderful woodcuts of hawks, field work, breeding, hoods, gloves, and other associated tools and items of equipment. It records the ancient Japanese methods of care, raising, and training of the Siberian Goshawk, considered the best variety for use in falconry since ancient times. Harting 371. Schwerdt III p. 245 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Dictionnaire étymologique des mots de la langue française dérivés de l'Arabe, du Persan ou du Turc, avec leurs analogues grecs, latins, espagnols, portugais et italiens.

      Paris, Imprimé par autorisation de l'Empereur a l'Imprimerie Impériale 1866 - Crown quarto. Pp. xx, 400. With several tables. Publisher's device on title-page, half-title present. Hardcover, bound in contemporary green half calf and matching cloth, spine with raised bands, gilt, extremities bit rubbed, corner-tips exposed, marbled endpapers, inner hinges about starting. Very neat contemporary inscriptions on first blank, signature on title-page, small round stamp and light evidence of a removed bookplate on verso. A very good copy with fine, bright interior. ~ First edition. Antoine Paulin Pihan (1810-1879).

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        Homographic chart, of the state officers and members of the second Nevada legislature: convened at Carson City, January, 1866

      [Carson City: John Church, state printer, 1866. Folio broadside approx. 17" x 14", text withing ornamental border; folded, but near fine. A rare and interesting Nevada imprint, listing 99 state officers, deputies, clerks, senators, and assemblymen, specifying their office, profession, marital status, place of birth, from whence they came, how each voted in 1860, and offices previously held. Among those listed is Assemblyman Orion Clemens, age 40, from Missouri, the former and only Secretary of Nevada Territory, and the older brother of Mark Twain. Twain's travels in Nevada with Orion were the inspiration for the semi-autobiographical book of travel, Roughing It. Together they went on a stagecoach journey west. Twain consulted Orion's diary to refresh his memory , and he borrowed heavily from his active imagination for many stories in the book. Unable to make it on an assemblyman's salary, and having failed in other political ambitions as well as a law practice, Clemens vacated the office and left Nevada eight months later. Not in Paher, Nevada, an Annotated Bibliography. OCLC locates the Berkeley copy only.

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        "Datcha".

      1Aquarelle signée en bas à gauche, 8.7 x 12 cm, encadrée. Léon BAKST (1866-1924) est un peintre, décorateur et créateur de costumes russe. Il travailla en Russie où sa carrière de décorateur de théâtre commence en 1902 pour une chorégraphie de Marius Petipa, au théâtre du ballet impérial de Saint-Pétersbourg. En France, il est surtout connu pour sa collaboration avec Serge DIAGHILEV et les ballets russes dont il est à partir de 1912 le directeur artistique. Il travailla alors avec notamment Stravinski et Nijinski (Bénézit, vol. 1, pp. 391-392). Au milieu d'une campagne verdoyante, se détache un Datcha à l'esthétique Russe. Léon BAKST nous présente un paysage, cher à son coeur, celui de son pays. Projet pour un décor de ballet.

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        Les Galeries Royales d'Angleterre. Windsor, Buckingham, Osborne.

      1866. WIESENER et Cie.. 1866 - 1867. In-Folio.Carré. Cartonnage d'éditeurs. Très bon état. Couv. remarquable. Dos impeccable. Quelques rousseurs. Superbe ouvrage d'environ 100 pages, dont 50 planches de gravures sur acier en noir et blanc, avec serpentes légendées. Nombreuses illustrations en noir et blanc, dans le texte. Titre et ornements dorés sur le demi-chagrin rouge. Tranches bleues avec étoiles dorées. Page de garde moirées. 1er plat décoré aux plaques à froid et flanqué du proverbe "Honi soit qui mal y pense" et 2nd plat décoré du portrait de la Reine Victoria en médaillon. Ouvrage composé de 2 fermoirs en acier, en bon état. Légères épidermures sur le dos. Hélène Fourment de Rubens. Le Moulin à vent, de Ruysdael. Les Deux Soeurs, de Sir Eastlake. Le Port de Mer, de Claude Lorrain. Le Taquin, de Mieris. La Patre, de Berghem. Saint Martin, par Rubens. Le Page noir, de Cuyp. La Bouquetière, de Murillo. Fête de Village, de D. Teniers. La Chaumière de Gibson. Vue de la Douane, de Canaletto. La Grappe de Raisin, de G. Metsu. Halte de Cavaliers, de Cuyp. Le bain de pieds, par Plassan ...

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        Morgane

      1866. Imp. & Lib. Francisque Guyon, Saint-Brieuc 1866, 16,5x25cm, broché. - Imp. & Lib. Francisque Guyon, Saint-Brieuc 1866, 16,5x25cm, broché. - Prima edizione stampata su piccoli numeri e che non proviene da grandi carte commerciali. Invia l'autore. Torna manichino sapientemente ristrutturato piatti identici, piccoli strappi angolari e lacune marginali restaurati sui piatti, colpi interni rare. [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale hors commerce imprimée à petit nombre et dont il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Envoi autographe signé de Auguste Comte de Villiers de l'Isle-Adam. Dos factice habilement refait à l'identique des plats, petites déchirures angulaires et manques marginaux restaurés sur les plats, rares piqûres intérieures.

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        Isola Pescatori Lago Maggiore

      1866. Classica veduta inglese della seconda metà dell'800, alquanto fantastica nella composizione architettonica del primo piano mm 245x595

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        Papers Relating to Hong Kong. [Title on spine].

      Published between1860- 1866.. An interesting association copy of five Government publications relating to the early administration of Hong Kong and British trade with China bound into a slightly marked maroon cloth binding. 31 x 19.5cm. The final items bound into this volume bear the signature of the early-career Sir Cecil Clementi Smith (1840-1916) whose knowledge of the Chinese language and Chinese culture acquired during his early service in senior posts in Hong Kong led to his becoming a particularly effective Colonial Secretary and later Governor in the Straits Settlements with its part Chinese immigrant community between 1874-85 and 1887-1893. 1. Papers Relating to Hong Kong. viii Schedule + 452 + 15pp. Section cut from lower corner last leaf, with loss to one word only. Marked "C.C. Smith Esq/Police Magistrate/Hong Kong/China in ink last leaf. Some browning throughout, staining on some leaves, first two leaves torn with some loss of a few words and amateurly repaired with tape. Occasional chipping at margins. Pencilled annotations first page of Schedule and some occasional pencil marking. This paper entitled "Papers Relating to Hong Kong" makes very interesting reading giving as it does a fascinating picture of the administration of Hong Kong at a difficult period. This collection opens with a request from Sir John Bowring for the [Registrar General/Protector of Chinese] Mr Caldwell to be rewarded for his helping in capturing pirate vessels however this collection also includes a great deal about Mr Anstey's accusations against Mr Caldwell including that Mr Caldwell associated with pirates. Daniel Richard Caldwell, was a Chinese speaker and influential among the Chinese population. A letter which begins "It had for some time been a subject of regret to me to observe how trifling was the revenue derived from opium in this Colony, and especially considering the enormous amount raised by the Straits' Settlements [government] from this source" is followed by the [Opium?] Ordinance itself. This in turn is followed by further reports and the Minutes of Proceedings of Committee to "inquire into the statements involving the integrity of the Acting Colonial Secretary, as connected with the 'opium monopoly'". The senior officials of the Colony at this time were a disunited and fractious group who made accusations against each other in public and caused much trouble for themselves, the governor, and the Colonial Office. This is well demonstrated by the despatch from 9 August 1858 announcing the suspension of Mr Anstey whose career in the colony "has been more or less marked by the same characteristics; viz., impetuosity of temper beyond all control, credulity in listening to vague accusations, recklessness in prefering charges, persistence in adhering to and repeating disproved averments and persevering malignity towards every opponent who has had the misfortune to incur his displeasure". These 400 plus pages largely relate to the disagreements between T. Chisholm Anstey and Daniel Caldwell, and the text of the enquiries and reports to London relating thereto. 2. Order in Council of the 9th March, 1865 14pp. 3. Government of Hongkong. Cession of Hongkong. Incomplete. This copy includes the first 80 pages only together with the index for the whole Index 459 - 490pp. Printed on blue paper. It begins with Charles Elliot's Circular, Macao, 20th January, 1841 and then includes copies of a number of Proclamations (including "On Taking Possession of Hongkong", "To the Chinese Inhabitants of Hongkong"), notice of the first land sale, the Charter of the Colony of Hong Kong and information relating to law and order and the many requirements of setting up a new colony such as trees and "Lamps, and the Law of the Road". 4. Colonial Estimates Hongkong 1865. 31 + [4]pp. Signature of Cecil C. Smith upper margin of upper wrapper. 5. Colonial Estimates Hongkong 1866. 31 + [4]pp. Printed on blue paper. Some neat and apparently very informed corrections and additions, likely those of Cecil C. Smith, in ink to some of the "Expenditure detailed" sections including those dealing with the police, "Royal Saxon" Convict Hulk, (Stone Cutters' Island) and "No. I - Recapitulation of the Foregoing Establishments". The extraordinary "goings-on" which are reflected in this collection and in particular in the "Papers Relating to Hong Kong" is beautifully encapsulated by the opening sentence in an article in the London Times of March 15, 1859 “Hongkong is always connected with some fatal pestilence, some doubtful war or some discreditable internal squabble, so much so that, in popular language, the name of this noisy, bustling, quarrelsome, discontented little Island may not inaptly be used as a euphemous synonym for a place not mentionable to ears polite.” An indispensable source of information on the personalities mentioned in these papers is the Dictionary of Hong Kong Biography edited by May Holdsworth and Christopher Munn (Hong Kong University Press, 2012). See also Christopher Munn’s Anglo-China: Chinese People and British Rule in Hong Kong, 1841-1880 (Hong Kong University Press, 2001, 2009). Provenance: From the library of Arthur Hacker, Hong Kong author, artist, collector and historian. .

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        Signed Carte de Visite

      1866. unbound. Exceedingly rare carte de visite signed "A.F. Pickard," 4 x 2.5 inches, no place, no date, circa 1866. Taken by T.B. Williams, Queen Victoria's personal photographer, depicting the Lieutenant Colonel dressed in a suit, boldly signed on the mount just below the image. Very good(+) condition. English soldier who was the recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He died at the age of 36.

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