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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]

      [Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Studio Bibliografico Scriptorium]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie l'Art et la Manière]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Sun Mountain Books]
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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. .

      [Bookseller: Quill & Brush]
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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

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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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

      [Bookseller: Daniel Thierstein]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Carlos Héctor García Toscano]
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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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        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]

      [Bookseller: Herbst-Auktionen]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Ex Libris s.r.l.]
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        Armsmear: The Home, The Arm, And The Family of Samuel Colt A Memorial

      Privately Published,, New York: 1866 - An ex-library copy in very good+ condition in pebbled light brown leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and the gilt Colt family crest with the rampant colt on the front and rear boards. The leather turn-ins are decorated with gilt doublures and the end sheets are beautiful marbled papers. All edges of the text block are gilt. A small quarto measuring 10 3/16 by 7 3/16 inches. The joints are rubbed as are the tips of the boards, there is a gilt library call number in the lowest compartment on the spine, a library discard plate on the verso of the first free end page, a handwritten "shelve reference stack" at the upper corner of the second free end page, a blind embossed library stamp on the title page and a handwritten library call number at the upper edge of the copyright page. Together the library markings are not significant or all that damaging to the appearance of this marvelous title. 399 pages illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Samuel Colt, an engraved title page showing the home of the Colts, several maps and numerous engraved plates and engraved vignettes within the text. All 83 plates, maps and vignettes are present. Considered by Howes to be "mildly rare". (Howes, C-618; Sabin, 14763) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Town's End Books, ABAA]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Kagerou Bunko (ABAJ, ILAB)]
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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].

      [Bookseller: La Librairie Ancienne Alexandre Illi Bom]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Little Stour Books PBFA]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Librarium of The Hague]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Bruce Marshall Rare Books]
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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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        Adventures in the Far Interior of South Africa Including a Journey to Lake Ngami and Rambles in Honduras &c.

      George Routledge and Sons/Edward Howell, London/Liverpool 1866 - Octavo. vii, 282pp. In red cloth with gilt title to spine and blind ruling/decoration to boards. Spine faded, some rubbing to extremities. Illustrated with wood-cut style plates depicting the animals encountered including Zebra, Hyena and Vampire Bat. Pages 255/256 and 268 having tears(repaired)/loss to fore-edge (images can be supplied on request). Occasional mild foxing. Otherwise a Very Good copy. Scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kerr & Sons Booksellers ABA ILAB]
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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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        Contrôle des Chemins de Fer. Ligne de Paris à Brest. Réseau d'Orléans. Profil géologique suivant le tracé du chemin de fer dressé sur les indications de M.M. Triger et Delesse. Notice par M. Mille ingénieur en Chef des Ponts et Chaussées 1867.

      Paris, Jules Bonaventure, 1866-1867. In four parts. 4to. Title-page, 9 pp. (text volume); one folded, chromolithographed profile (31.0 x 99.8 cm), titled: "Coupe des huillères de Chalonnes d'après les travaux des ingénieurs de la mine"; one very long folded profile (31 x 957 cm, including title and legend) titled: "Section de Paris à Angers par Vendôme et Tours"; a second very long folded chromolithographed profile (31 x 1147 [!] cm), title: "Section de Angers à Brest par Nantes et Chateaulin". All four contained in a blindstamped cloth portfolio with gilt title on the spine and top board.= The amazingly long profile runs from Paris to Brest, at the western tip of Brittany, in a scale of 1:40.000. Total length of the sheets is some 22 meters, all printed and coloured in fine detail. In fact the profile is even longer, as some additional profile sections are printed below the main sequence. The surface topography is shown, including hills and valleys, and the places were towns are situated, as well as the occassional chateau, wind mill, river, etc., all subterranean geological layers with their names (each coloured differently), and all relevant coordinates and topgraphical names. This is the work of engineers of the French "Corps des ingénieurs des ponts et chaussées", founded in 1716, and who have been responsible for all road, bridge, and railroad development in France ever since. A massive and wonderful work. Rare. Neither in Brunet nor in Ward and Carozzi.

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        HANS BRINKER;

      1866. or, The Silver Skates. A Story of Life in Holland. Illustrated by F. O. C. Darley and Thomas Nast. New York: James O'Kane, 1866. 2 pp undated ads. Original black cloth, beveled. First Edition of this children's classic. Hans and his sister Gretel want to win the annual ice-skating race on the canals of Holland, but cannot afford proper skates -- and must also find the money for an operation for their father, who is an invalid... Also, as a tale-within-a-tale, this book includes the story of the little boy who puts his finger in a hole in a leaking dike and keeps it there all through the cold night, until adults arrive in the morning to make the necessary repairs.~Mary Elizabeth Mapes Dodge became a widow at the age of 27 when her husband died in 1858, and turned to the field of literature to support herself and their two young sons.~Mrs. Dodge was recognized for many years as the foremost American writer of juvenile stories of her time. Her greatest success was with her story of Dutch children, HANS BRINKER, published in 1865 [but dated 1866], the same year as ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Though she had never visited Holland, she put so much research into this book that it was accepted as authentic by the Dutch themselves. Like all her books, it is distinguished by keen humor, originality, and a quality which is not so much sympathy with the child mind as identification with it... HANS BRINKER has become a standard children's classic, almost to the same degree as has Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN (which it preceded by two years). [K&H]~This copy has one leaf of ads (some copies have two), and is in black cloth (one of five colors); neither "point" has any known priority. As with all copies, although all four illustrations are present, they are not at the pages indicated on the Contents leaf (instead the binder appears to have distributed them evenly throughout the volume).~The volume is in bright, near-fine condition (the slightest of wear at the spine ends, but essentially no other wear or soil at all). Blanck 4753; Peter Parley to Penrod p. 25 (a copy of which page is affixed to the interior of the case cited next). Housed in a morocco-backed slipcase with inner chemise.

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        RECHERCHES SUR LE LIEU DE LA BATAILLE D'ATTILA EN 451 + UN SUPPLEMENT A CES RECHERCHES LU A LA SEANCE DE LA SOCIETE ACADEMIQUE DE L'AUBE LE 18 MAI 1866.

      1866. IMPRIMERIE DE JULES CLAYE. 1860. In - 4.Carré. Broché. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs. 52+29 pages. Une carte géographique en noir et blanc hors texte + quelques planches chromolitjographiques en couleurs hors texte. 2 PHOTOS DISPONIBLES.

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        Histoire du Monde ou Histoire Universelle depuis Adam jusqu'à nos Jours. (12 Tomes - Complet)

      Continuée par MM. le comte A. de Riancey et A. Rastoul, 12 vol. in-8 reliure demi-basane verte, dos à 4 nerfs ornés , Victor Palmé, Société Générale de Librairie catholique, Paris, Bruxelles, Genève, 1870, puis 1887-1890 (tome 11 et 12), 554 ; 580 ; 548 ; 462 ; 451 ; 494 ; 544 ; 532 ; 447 ; 632 ; viii-531 ; 603 pp. Rare exemplaire bien complet des 12 tomes (avec les 2 tomes continués par A. de Riancey et A. Rastoul). Etat satisfaisant (anciens cachets d'institution religieuse, étiquette de cote aux dos en queue, qq. traces de petite étiquette de cote au plat sup.). Français

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        ON THE RUSSIAN-AMERICAN RELATIONSHIP IN THE 19TH CENTURY] Opisaniye priema sdelannogo 5-go avgusta 1866 goda blagorodnym sobraniyem predstaviteliu Severo-Amerikanskogo kongresa mister Foksu [i.e. Description of the reception given to the representative of the North American Congress Mr. Fox by the Assembly of the Nobility on the 5th August 1866]

      A.A. Kraevskiy, St. Petersburg 1866 - 8 pp. 8vo. Original wrappers. Fine copy with owner's stamp on the front cover and shop's stamp on the back cover, some soiling to the covers and very small tear to the front cover. Very rare. After the Russian tsar, Alexander II, narrowly escaped assassination on April 16, 1866, Congress passed a joint resolution on May 16 that expressed a deep personal sympathy and solidarity with Russia, reinforced by the terrible memory of Lincoln's assassination the year before. Gustavus Fox (1821-1883), an officer of the US Navy, was chosen to convey the message personally to Russia. This book gives a detailed description of one of the evenings of Fox's visit to Russia with accounts of the warm welcoming reception he and his team were given there. Judging by the owner's stamp, the book belonged to Fyodor Aleksandrovich Vitberg (1846-1919), the Russian writer, bibliographer, and collector of Russian historical documents. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        William H. Dean - Methodist Circuit Preacher - Diaries 19th - 20th Century

      ean, William H. exercised a considerable and influential ministry in Vermont and Connecticut from the mid 19th century into the very early 20th century. There is record of his ministry at Bridgewater, CT (1866-1871). A history of the area describes the events: 'Simultaneous with his coming there was developed a revival of considerable extent, which resulted in the largest number of acession at any one time that the church has ever been favored with.' The present offering offers an almost entirely unique opportunity of acquiring nearly 40 years worth of diaries of an active and effective Methodist Circuit Preacher. 21 handwritten diaries, all belonging to William H. Dean of Vermont. A Methodist, he had charge of several difference parishes during the 38 years these diaries represent. I found him on the 1880 census living in Corinth Vermont married to his wife Arlie and their two children, Alma and Gracie. He was orn in Burlington, VT. The earliest diary starts out in 1859 and continues through 1868. It contains about 185 handwritten pages. Then you have 20 diaries for the specific years as follows; 1869, 1870, 1871, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1887, 1890, 1894 and one with no date. The 20 later diaries are also Pastor's journals where he lists the members of his congregation and then in the back is where you'll find his daily diaries. In the 20 diaries he was very faithful when it came to writing every day. The earliest diary does not have daily entries for each year but rather sporadic entries, however, some of the richest content is there. Then in the back of his early diary there are numerous pages devoted to the years 1895-1897 whcih are also diary entries. In addition to nearly daily entries for over 30 years of ministry, there are also numerous bits of ephemera found in the back pockets of many of the diaries. Some of the places he lived and preached at were; Isles of La Mott Vermont, Grainville Vermont, Middlebury, Mooretown, St. Alban's and more. Here are a few excerpts:1858: "July 18th, ..... As we were coming home Rev. Bean said he was going to the Eldridge schoolhouse where Mr. Peck was to hold a meeting and desired that I should be there and so I went. The Lord was with us and I had much liberty in speaking. As at a time when the son's of God presented themselves before their maker, Satan came also so among our little company was one who holds the doctrine of the worst of infidels, spiritualism. O Lord pity the poor soul that rejects the religion of Jesus and starts upon the sea of life without God and without hope.....""December 13th, Months have intervened since last I recorded anything of the dealings of God with my soul, not because I have nothing to write but in part for want of time in which to do so..... I have no been in my present position as preacher in charge of Isle LaMott station for some what over six months. It has been a season of severe temptation and trial....."1866: "July 19th, Here I am in Salisbury trying to preach the gospel. Not much encouragement by the people as there seems to be a division among them. But if I know my duty it is enough if I go forward God will bless me and success will attend my efforts...."This is an AMAZING archive of a much used Methodis Circuit Minister from the mid/late 19th century.

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        Armsmear: The Home, The Arm, And The Family of Samuel Colt A Memorial

      New York: Privately Published, 1866. First Edition. An ex-library copy in very good+ condition in pebbled light brown leather covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text and tool work in the compartments and the gilt Colt family crest with the rampant colt on the front and rear boards. The leather turn-ins are decorated with gilt doublures and the end sheets are beautiful marbled papers. All edges of the text block are gilt. A small quarto measuring 10 3/16 by 7 3/16 inches. The joints are rubbed as are the tips of the boards, there is a gilt library call number in the lowest compartment on the spine, a library discard plate on the verso of the first free end page, a handwritten "shelve reference stack" at the upper corner of the second free end page, a blind embossed library stamp on the title page and a handwritten library call number at the upper edge of the copyright page. Together the library markings are not significant or all that damaging to the appearance of this marvelous title. 399 pages illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Samuel Colt, an engraved title page showing the home of the Colts, several maps and numerous engraved plates and engraved vignettes within the text. All 83 plates, maps and vignettes are present. Considered by Howes to be "mildly rare". (Howes, C-618; Sabin, 14763)

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        The Rural Annual and Horticultural Directory

      James Vicks, Jr., Rochester, NY and later New York, New York 1866 - First edition. Illustrated with Engravings. 12mo. Volumes 1-8 and Volumes 9 and 11. The first 6 years in 2 matching volumes, with the last 2 years in printed wrappers Illustrated with Engravings. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        CHRISTIAN ARMOUR

      New York, 1866. [31]pp., printed on recto only. Each page embellished with decorative border in combinations of gold and rich colors. Quarto. Original heavily gilded calf, beveled edges, expertly rebacked in cloth, a.e.g. Some minor edge wear, but exterior gilt is bright. Internally fine except for almost negligible library blindstamp in upper margin of title-leaf and a few other pages. Bookplate. Overall just about very good. An exquisitely decorative color plate book, with high grade chromolithography executed by the notable firm of Major and Knapp (previously Sarony and Major). The plates elegantly depict components of armor apparently based on scriptural directive, e.g. the breast plate, the valuable girdle, the "sandals of love and charity," the two-edged sword, the "shield of faith," and of course the "precious helmet." "One of the most elaborate books of its type" - Bennett. BENNETT, p.8. McGRATH, p.123, 144. REESE, STAMPED WITH A NATIONAL CHARACTER 59.

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        The Oberland and its Glaciers Explored and Illustrated with Ice-axe and Camera with 28 [mounted] photographs by Ernest Edwards.

      First edn, Bennett, London, 1866. 4to, xii, 243p. Fldg map and 28 mounted photographs by Ernest Edwards. Inscr, new endpapers, minor light foxing, VG nice copy in original pictorial red cloth gilt. Perret 1884, Neate G13 ' George was one of the leading climbers of his day. Some of his climbs are described in the book which is also prized for its illustrations. Ernest Edwards was considered to be the best of the early Alpine photographers'.

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        Le Courrier de la Mode, Journal des Dames et des Demoiselles. 1866 - 1867

      1866. IMP. MORRIS et Cie. 1866 - 1867. In-4.Carré. Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais. 76 livraisons de 8 pages. 70 planches de gravures aquarellées. Lettrines illustrées en noir et blanc. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Titre, années et filets dorés sur demi-chagrin vert.

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        Les Polynésiens et leurs migrations. Première partie : Caractères généraux de la race polynésienne. Seconde partie : Origine et migrations des Polynésiens.

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand, (1866),In-4, 200 pp., IV cartes dépliantes H.T. Cartonnage moderne plein papier, titre doré au dos, couverture conservée.(quelques piqures sur les trois premiers feuillets, deux cartes tachées dans la marge). Édition originale. O'Reilly & Reitman 4523 : Quatrefages (1810-1892), naturaliste français, fut nommé en 1855 à la chaire d'anatomie et d'ethnologie du Museum d'histoire naturelle de Paris, qu'il occupa avec éclat. A une époque historique et qui ne remonte guère plus haut que l'ère chrétienne, par voie de migration volontaire ou de dissémination involontaire, les premiers Polynésiens, venant des archipels orientaux de l'Asie, sont arrivés à Samoa et Tonga. De là, ils sont passés dans les lieux de leur habitat actuel à des époques différentes...." Très important ouvrage pionnier dans l'analyse et la pensée ethnographique, Quatrefages fut le premier à émettre et affirmer l'hypothèse de l'origine des peuples Polynésiens, ceux-ci auraient pour origine une migration venue d'Asie et non l'Amérique du Sud, comme l'affirmaient, jusqu'à peu, nombre de scientifiques. Cette hypothèse fut confirmée dans la seconde partie du XXe siècle, entre autres, par l'étude de la botanique et la linguistique dans les ilôts polynésiens. Il est démontré que ces populations sont d'origine du Sud-Est asiatique, de la région de Taïwan.

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        Specimens de la Décoration et de l'Ornamentation aux XIXe Siècle par (Michael J.N.) Liénard. 3 Teile in 3 Bänden

      Lüttich u. Leipzig, Claesen 1866 - Fol., Titel und lith. Tit.,m 4 Seiten u. 126 (statt 125) lith. Tafeln – in 3 Teile gegliedert, mit Gesamtregister., 3 Hldr.-Bände der Zeit, Einbände berieben, stockfleckig. nicht bei Schneider-Henn, Ornament; dort verzeichnet ein 1880 posthum erschienenes „Portefeuille de Liénard“: „Die Steindrucktafeln erfassen nmeist mehrere Motive und vertreten in ihrer Gesamtheit eine ideelle Weltausstellung“ [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1866 - 1866 Wisden Rebind without Covers

      Hi, This lot is an 1866 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers, This rebind is in very good condition, excellent for the year, the third edition of Wisden. There is some light spotting to the forst few and last few pages and a crease to one page, otherwise it is in superb condition for a book nearly 150 years old. The binding is attractive and the pages nice and clean, with minimal trimming. Currently my 1866 that is in my main set but selling to fund an original paperback purchase.

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