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        Constitution and By-Laws of the Mohawk Base Ball Club, of the City of Brooklyn, N.Y.

      New York: W. A. Clayton, Printer and Bookbinder, 105 Maiden Lane, 1867. Very Good. Presumed first edition. 16mo. Stitched sheets. [4], 12pp. Small errata slip laid in, correcting an omission to the fourth part of Article II, Section Four of the Constitution. Old tidelines along right margin, extending partly into the text, but all legible. Officers and committee members for the year 1867 are listed on an early page, and include A.C. Davis, President, E.W. Crittenden, First Vice President, Wm. Shipman, Second Vice President, and A.C. Smith, Third Vice President.The small pamphlet is accompanied by a manuscript letter, creased from folding, measuring 8.75" x 11" and composed of approximately 120 words, from C. W. Fancher of Wyckoff, N.J. dated in 1946. Fancher offers for sale a sepia picture of the Brooklyn Dodgers Base Ball Club and certificate of membership in the National Association of Base Ball Players dated Dec. 13, 1865 (not present here) to a Mrs. Blair, presumably Mrs. Natalie Knowlton Blair (1887-1951), a well-known collector of Americana. In addition he states: "I also have the little book of rules that goes with the picture," and on the verso he has sketched a pencil drawing of the title page, with an accompanying note, "The little book is in splendid condition and worth more than I ask for the picture."The constitution and by-laws laid out for the club included a list of fines for various offenses by club members, including "for rude, ungentlemanly, or discourteous language, manners or conduct at any meeting, game or reception of the Club, not more than one ($1.00) dollar for each offence." The designated "Nines" were to be prepared to play the games for which they were selected, and to be on time or face a fine. The team uniform was described as "a blue cap with the letter 'M' within a white star on top, a white jacket, and blue pants with white cord." The game of baseball increased in popularity in the 1850s, though it continued to be an 'amateur' sport for the next few years. According to Harold Seymour's Baseball: The Early Years, [NY: 1960], p.24: "Unquestionably, baseball was spreading rapidly in the New York area. In 1856 'Porter's Spirit of the Times' said that every available green plot within ten miles of the city was being used as a playing field. Brooklyn, already the 'city of churches,' was fast becoming the 'city of baseball clubs'... ." In 1867, the 10th Annual Convention of the National Association of Base Ball Players was held in Clinton, New York. Among the list of attendees were the Hon. A.C. Davis and A.C. Smith, of the Mohawk, Brooklyn.An article published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in March 1917 gives some particulars on the history of the Mohawk Base Ball Club: "On the Mohawk Club the late William C. Hudson, formerly of The Brooklyn Eagle, alternately played shortstop and pitched.... Left to right: Abe Silleck, first base; Sam Delisser, shortstop; A. Steiner, left field; Jacob Steiner, right field; Eugene, captain; Kelly, pitcher; Wash Weeks, catcher; William Forker, second base; Chauncey Ryder, center field. F. O'Connor, third base.... In 1867 ... O'Connor [State Senator Eugene F. O'Connor] became captain of the Mohawk Club of Brooklyn, which made the famous first 'shut-out' on the Fourth of July, in that year, in a game with the Earnests of Riverhead. L. I., the score being 62 to 0, in nine innings. Not an error was made in this game." That article included an interview with O'Connor where he reminisced about the club saying: "We played baseball in those days for the glory of it. None of us got a dollar for our services. We even bought our own uniforms and combined to buy our bats and balls. In the good old days we were up at daybreak practicing the game out at our grounds on Carroll Park, or on Fifth Avenue, before we had our breakfast or before going to business. Our team never lost a day from work, playing on Saturdays and holidays only, and we averaged about twelve match games a season. The Mohawks were no mean club and contested with such crack teams as the Atlantics, the Mutuals, the Athletics and the Eckfords." Hudson, Silleck, Steiner, O'Connor and Forker all are listed in this pamphlet as members of the Mohawk Base Ball Club. The pamphlet's printer W.A. Clayton appears as both the treasurer and a member of the finance committee for the club.Rare. Not in Grobani. Guide to Baseball Literature. Not in Smith Baseball: A Comprehensive Bibliography. OCLC records no copies. No copies at auction.

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        Civil War

      , 1867-1881. 1867-1881. Interesting archive of four documents [1867-1881] relating to William See, evidently a slave freed during or shortly after the end of the Civil War and living in Texas. 1. The earliest document dated January 1867, at Sterling, Texas is a lengthy manuscript document being an account for the purchase of supplies from July to September 1866, between "William See, Freedman" from I. H. Drennan and includes: whiskey, knives, shoes, blankets, sugar, flour, nails, an axe, boys shoes and assorted items. 2. An autograph letter signed, four full pages, octavo, February 12, 1870, addressed to "My dear cousin Cee", from Dinah Prescott in Washington, DC. She writes in very small part: "I suppose luck has followed you as you are master of land... and prosper... you have not lost a bit of fondness for your relations... This is the first bit of silver I have seen since the war and I intend to get a piece of furniture with it... I must tell you of a misfortune in the family. On Christmas eve we had a visit from Aunt Bestsy's daughter Rose... she had been sick for a long while... after much suffering she died on the 2nd day of February and leaves me three helpless little children... give my love to Jane and the children and tell her not to let them forget us... " 3. An autograph letter signed, two pages, octavo, March 2, 1871, on House of Representatives letterhead, from C.G. George (?), possibly another relative, addressed to "William See & Sis. He writes, mostly phonetically: ... "I will in forme you that (?) is daede and want you all to knact greive remembering save to all my peapel... I want to see the day come sure it will be hear when your cousins freedom is good as any man... " 4. Partly printed document, one page, 8" x 7", October 1, 1881, Calvert, Texas, being a receipt on "Fuller & Connaughton stationary for shovels, nails and baking powder sold to Wm. See, marked paid.An interesting insight into the lives of a Black family during the period immediately following the Civil War

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        NOTICE ET SPÉCIMENS.

      Tours, 1867. 10 1/2 x 15 1/2. Sixteen-page history + 7 engravings (one double) by Pannemaker of this publisher's printshop, bindery, and bookshop. Followed by 53 pages of plates, many with tissue guards, showing their principal publications. Publisher's red morocco-grained cloth gilt, all edges gilt. Occasional foxing, corners & spine have wear, upper corner bumped, otherwise very good. Sumptuous illustrated folios --including the first publication of Doré's Bible illustrations--to tiny books of prayers printed in gold were painstakingly produced. Mame employed about 1000 persons, for whom he established profit sharing. A third of the employees' share was distributed every year; the balance constituted a pension fund for those of 20 years' service. Bigmore & Wyman estimated that 60,000 francs a year were devoted to the fund. Prepared for the Exposition of 1867, these specimens are beautifully printed on a variety of fine papers various techniques of illustration.

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        La goutte. Sa nature, son traitement et le rhumatisme goutteux

      1867 - [4]-XIX-710-[2] pp., 8 pl. ; Paris, A. Delahaye, 1867, in-8, [4]-XIX-710-[2] pp, 8 pl. ; 32 pp. de catalogue éditeur in fine, pleine percaline verte de l'éditeur, Première édition française ; l'originale londonienne (The Nature and Treatment of Gout and Rheurmatic Gout) a paru en 1859. Ouvrage orné de 8 planches lithographiées, dont 5 en couleur, et de figures dans le texte. Garrod (1819-1907) fit incontestablement autorité dans le domaine de la goutte ; on lui doit d'avoir mis en évidence la présence de dépôts uratiques dans les articulations touchées par la goutte ; de fait, il permit la distinction entre cette maladie et les autres formes d'arthrites. Le présent ouvrage a été traduit en français par Auguste Ollivier et annoté par Jean-Martin Charcot qui avait publié, cette même année, ses fameuses Leçons sur les maladies des vieillards, dans lesquelles il traitait abondamment du rhumatisme et de la goutte. Ex-libris manuscrit de Henry Liouville, médecin, professeur à la faculté de Paris (1875), et estampille annulée de la faculté catholique de Paris. Les feuillets de l'explication des planches (pp. XVII à XIX) ont été reliés par erreur après la page de titre. Percaline un peu fatiguée ; bon exemplaire néanmoins. Norman, n° 874. Garrison & Morton, n° 4497 pour l'édition originale anglaise. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso)

      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1867. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very good. First British edition of Longfellow's translation, a complete set, duodecimo, 800 pp. (all three volumes). The Divine Comedy is often considered the masterpiece of Italian literature and one of the world's great classics. This set is the first British printing of Longfellow's translation of the poem, published very close to the first edition (Ticknor and Fields); according to the BAL, the text in Volume I may be earlier than the Boston printing. All three volumes are first printings, Volume I the first state with p. 118, note 116 reading "Di quegli antichi". Per Cynthia Haven's blog on the Stanford University web site: "one of the few truly successful English translations comes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a professor of Italian at Harvard and an acclaimed poet. He produced one of the first complete, and in many respects still the best, English translations of The Divine Comedy in 1867. It did not hurt that Longfellow had also experienced the kind of traumatic loss - the death of his young wife after her dress caught fire - that brought him closer to the melancholy spirit of Dante's writing, shaped by the lacerating exile from his beloved Florence in 1302. Longfellow succeeded in capturing the original brilliance of Dante's lines with a close, sometimes awkwardly literal translation that allows the Tuscan to shine through the English, as though this 'foreign' veneer were merely a protective layer added over the still-visible source". ***DESCRIPTION: Bound in dark green cloth, a gilt depiction of Dante on the front boards, gilt lettering and rules on the spines, light brown coated endpapers, arranged with the text first in each volume, followed by extensive notes and other matter, index at the end of Paradiso, gift inscription on the front free endpaper of Inferno in a flowing, vintage hand, vintage bookseller ticket (Robert Irvine, Kilmarnock) on the front pastedown of Inferno, prior owner name in pencil on the front pastedown of Paradiso; duodecimo size (approximately 7 5/8" by 5 1/8"), pagination: Volume I, [i-iii] iv-viii (lacking half-title), [1-3] 4-246, [i-ii, ads]; Volume II, [i-v] vi-viii, [247-249] 250-489, (490, blank) [i-iv, ads]; Volume III, [i-v] vi-viii, [491-493], 494-760, [i-x] ads. ***CONDITION: Overall the set is very good, with the bindings clean, all three volumes have strong, square text blocks with solid hinges, the interiors are very lightly toned and free of foxing, other than the gift inscription and prior owner name mentioned above, the set is free of prior owner markings. Inferno was acquired by us separately from the other two volumes, it shows some wear to the head and tail of the spine and the upper part of the front joint, and the leaf for pp. 123-124 was roughly opened, with some loss to the fore-edge margin (not affecting text); Purgatorio also has some wear to the head and tail of the spine, some rippling to the cloth on the front board (but no evidence of damp-stain), a small bump to the bottom edge of the front board and evidence of removal of a small plate on the rear pastedown; we had a professional restorer repair the front hinge and joint of Paradiso, and re-sew the signatures; all three volumes show slight rubbing to the corners. Even with their aggregate minor faults this set is overall very good, a solid, eminently respectable set of Longfellow's highly regarded translation. ***CITATION: BAL 12146. ***POSTAGE: International customers, please note that additional postage may apply as the Abe standard does not always cover costs; please inquire for details. ***Swan's Fine Books is pleased to be a member of the ABAA, ILAB, and IOBA and we stand behind every book we sell. Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are here to help.

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        Works in 6 volumes. 1) Yü-yen tzu-erh chi: a progressive course designed to assist the student of colloquial Chinese, London, 1867. 2) Wen-chien tzu-erh chi: a series of papers selected as specimens of documentary Chinese, London, 1867. 3) Han-tzu hsi-hsieh fa: a set of writing exercises, designed to accompany the colloquial series of the tzu-erh chi, London, 1867. 4) Ping-Tsê Pien - A new edition of the Peking syllabary, designed to accompany the colloquial series of the Tzu Erh Chi; being a revised collection of the characters representing the dilalect spoken at the Court of Peking and in the Metropolitan Prefecture of Shun-Tien Fu, arranged in the order of their syllabeles and tones with an appendix. Londo 1867 5) Key to the Tzu Erh Chi. Documentary Series. Vol. I: Translation of Papers 1 to 75, Notes to Papers 1 to 65. London 1867 6) Observations on the use of the Key to Parts III, IV, V & VI.

      London, Trübner & Co., 1867. 4°, Leinen First edition rare complete set in very good condition. Versand D: 5,00 EUR Sinologie, China, Sprache

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        (xt) THE JEWISH CHRONICLE. JULY 12, 1867-JULY 26, 1868 [WHOLE NRS. 656-660, 662-706], COMPLETE SAVE FOR 1 ISSUE. 50 ISSUES

      London : Abraham Benisch(1867-1868). 1st edition. Lacks outer bindings, original period internal sewn binding in tact. Folio, 400 pages (8 pages each issue. Complete for 1866 and first half of 1867. English with occasional Hebrew. The Jewish Chronicle, Founded in 1841, it is the oldest continuously published Jewish newspaper in the world. It was initially under the editorship of D. Meldola and M. Angel. "On Oct 18, 1844, to the editorship of Joseph Mitchell, it took the title of "The Jewish Chronicle (New Series) and Working Man's Friend"; it appeared only fortnightly till July 9, 1847, when it became a weekly; from Aug. 18, 1854, it was edited by M. H. Bresslau, who changed the title to "The Jewish Chronicle and Hebrew Observer. " From Jan. 12, 1855, A. Benisch assumed the editorship, which he retained till April 2, 1869, when Michael Henry took charge of the paper until his death" (JE, 1905) . This run from the final 2 years of the American Civil War, includes numerous ads and announcements from the period, indicating deaths, weddings, and celebrations of all kinds, from across the UK, the British Empire, English Speaking Jewry and, indeed, the entire world. Anniversary dinners and events often list participants, which sometimes read like who's who's of Anglo-jewry of the period, and at other times mention names from the far reaches of the British Empire. Too many various reports, letters, discussions, and ads to describe, SUBJECT(S) : Jews -- Great Britain -- Newspapers. First and final leaves show exposure wear, as expected, with corner curling to last 20 issues and edgewear generally not extending into the text. Mid-19th century paper has held up well, Good solid condition overall. Scarce to come up in the trade. (br-11-4)

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        Rime di Francesco Petrarca con l'Interpretazione di Giacomo Leopardi

      Florence: Successori le Monnier, 1867. Nineteenth-century Florentine edition of Petrarch's poetry, presented by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to his daughter Edith to commemorate their shared love of Italian literature: "Before her marriage Edith Longfellow read Dante in the original with her father. This she carried out conscientiously for at least two years, enjoying the association with her father in his work, and he presented to her a volume of Petrarch inscribed in memory of those readings" (Cambridge Historical Society Publications XI, 55). Edith's penciled notes reflect a careful reading of Petrarch's text. She had just turned 23 when she received this book; next to the celebrated opening of the Canzoniere, when Petrarch invokes "mio primo giovenile errore" ("my first errant youthful days"), her pencil notation reads: "22 years old." A later note references Petrarch's reading of Dante, while another expands a reference to Boccaccio's Decameron. Tipped onto the final leaf is a card with five transcribed lines from Trionfo della Divinità concerning the death of Petrarch's Laura: "Beatissima lei che Morte ancise / Assai di qua dal natural Confine!" ("happiest is she death has snatched away / well before the natural bound of life"). In 1861, when Edith was seven years old, her mother Fanny accidentally set herself on fire and died of her burns. Longfellow found himself unable to write poetry after his wife's death, turning instead to his ambitious translation of Dante, a project which prepared the way for his Italian study with Edith and the gift of this volume. Text in Italian. A poignant family and literary association copy. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter brown sheep over marbled boards, borders ruled in gilt, raised bands double-ruled in gilt, spine compartments lettered and ornamented in gilt, mauve endpapers. Index at rear. Presentation inscription on second fly leaf: "Edith Longfellow / with her father's love. / January 30. 1876." Pencil notes throughout text, notecard tipped onto recto of final free endpaper with five lines of Petrarch written in ink. Light wear to binding, joints rubbed, offsetting and spotting to endpapers.

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        Handbuch der physiologischen Optik.

      - Leipzig, L. Voss, 1867. XIV, 874 S., 1 Bl. Mit 213 Textabbildungen sowie 1 Bl. Titel zum Atlas u. 11 losen Tafeln in Deckeltasche. Neues Halbleinen aus altem Material. Allgemeine Encyklopädie der Physik, Bd. 9. - Erste Ausgabe. Vollständig selten, da das Werk lieferungsweise in vier Abteilungen über einen Zeitraum von 11 Jahren erschienen ist. "One of the greatest books on physiological optics" (Garrison/M. 1513). "Considered the most important book on the physiology and physics of vision" (Horblit 49 b). - Heirs of Hippocrates 1887; Poggendorff III, 611; Hirsch/Hüb. III, 151; Norman Libr. 1046. - Gebräunt u. stockfleckig, 3 Textbl. lose, Titel mit Namenseintrag. Tafel 8 u. 11 für Versuchszwecke zerschnitten, das obere Drittel von Taf. 9 fehlt. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poultry Book.Pictures by Harrison Weir.

      1867 1867 - 4to publisher's cloth, worn, top inner hinge split, a few leaves frayed and loose. Coloured title, 27 chromolithographic plates (of 29, without Duckwing Game and Pencilled Hamburghs), corner of first plate torn, just with loss. Plates otherwise crisp and fresh. Includes chicken, ducks, turkey, peacock, guinea fowl, geese etc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Histoire générale de l'Eglise depuis la création jusqu'a nos jours.

      Paris, Louis Vivès. 1867 - 1886. 40 volumes. Half leather (first 20 volumes green half leather and last 20 volumes brown half leather) Together over 25.000 pages; 22 cm. Text in French - (sl. worn, sl. browned, few pages loose, monastic library markings) Although still good/ very good set, see image.

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        Idylls of the King; [together with] Maud and Other Poems; [and] In Memoriam; [and] Enoch Arden; [and] The Princess: A Medley; [and] Poems

      London: Edward Moxon & Co,, 1867-8. 6 works, octavo (158 x 100 mm). Uniformly bound in contemporary red pebbled cloth, gilt titles and raised bands to spine, gilt and blindstamped fillets to covers enclosing a giltstamped centrepiece, all edges gilt. In contemporary custom made box with clasp, backed with the same red pebbled cloth, "Tennyson's Works" lettered in blind to the top. Contemporary gift inscriptions to front free endpaper of each, dated May 1869. Spines very slightly darkened, some light foxing. Very good copies of these books, in the box which is rubbed, cloth substantially darkened, cloth torn at reverse. An attractively bound gift set of six of Tennyson's works in a custom made box, all later editions.

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        ELSIE DINSMORE

      [FINLEY,MARTHA]. ELSIE DINSMORE by Martha Farquharson. NY: M.W. Dodd 1867. 12mo (4 5/8 x 6 7/8"), 288p., light purple embossed cloth, gilt decorative spine, previous owner's attractive gilt and leather book plate, slight soil on 1 page, a Fine copy in a custom leather backed box. 1st edition of the first book about Elsie Dinsmore whose series eventually ran up to 28 volumes. Despite some religious overtones and suggestions about the father's impropiety, the Elsie Dinsmore series became immensely popular. It is suggested that Elsie's longevity and success inspired Edward Stratemeyer to create his long living series including Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and many others. In selecting this title for Peter Parley to Penrod, a bibliography of the best children's books, the bibliographer Jacob Blanck notes that he had seen only 2 copies of the first edition (p.26). Today it is rare, and outstanding copies like this can't be found.

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        Autograph musical manuscript signed and dedicated.

      Paris, January 1867. - Folio. Title page and 7½ pp. on 5 ff. Sewn. Exceptionally beautiful fair copy of his song "Souvenir" for singing voice with music accompaniment after a text by Alfred de Musset. Inscribed to the bass baritone Hermann Léon (Léonard Hermann, 1814-58), printed in 1874. The great success led to the publication of a piano version. - Somewhat browned and stained, with slight damage to edges.

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        A Book on Angling: Being a Complete Treatise on the Art of Angling in Every Branch with Explanatory Plates, Etc

      London. Longmans, Green, and Co. 1867.. 1867. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s) Book thick12mo, 20cm, the first edition, xi,429p., with 5 hand colour plates, (including frontis), 10 plates, index, in the original cloth expertly restored, a fine copy, rare With a Signed Letter from the author. A classic on angling. "Francis formulated the case for the dry fly more sensibly than it was to be stated again for the next forty years, saying "Now, there are two ways of fly-fishing, viz, with the dry fly and with the wet fly. Some fishermen always use one plan, others almost as pertinaciously use the other. To use either of them invariably is wrong. Sometimes the one will be found to kill fast and sometimes the other. I fine waters, particularly in the southern countries, where fly-fishing is certainly more of a systematic art than is in the north, the dry fly is greatly used, and with very deadly effect at times. In very calm, bright and still weather, when a wet fly will often be useless, the dry fly will be taken most confidingly. In rough windy weather the wet fly preferable,." - Gingrich. Fishing in Print., p200. .

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        Melbourne Wine Merchants Price List, printed for the Paris Universal Exhibition

      London: Grant & Co, 1867. Ephemera. Very good condition. A lavishly gilt embellished wine list produced by the first large scale catering business in the world, Spiers & Pond, which was founded in Melbourne and which sponsored the first cricket test match in Australia. Felix Spiers (1832 - 1911) and Christopher Pond (1826 - 1881), two British emigrants attracted by the gold rush, were involved in a wide range of successful undertakings in Melbourne: they founded restaurants, were organizers of the first balloon flight in the country, and were the first commercial sponsors of cricket in Australia. In 1861 they sponsored the first ever tour of an English national cricket team, an event which is seen as igniting the Australian passion for the game. This project was undertaken following an unsuccessful bid to Charles Dickens for a lecture tour of Australia. The tour was named 'The Eleven of All England'. The first game was played in early 1862 and was a great financial success for Spiers & Pond. The partners returned to London in 1863 where they began a catering business for railway passengers. Spiers & Pond established concessions at several Metropolitan Railway stations and won contracts for restaurants at railway stations throughout the city. They eventually held food contracts for all the major railway lines, and managed 21 bars, which allowed them to claim to be the first to popularize low cost wine in Britain. They ran hotels and restaurants including the Gaiety restaurant and the Criterion. This wine price list is a 3 fold card with much gold gilt decoration and ornate typography on one side, the text printed in red, green and blue. The text at the front cover of the card reads, "Spiers & Pond [of] London, Paris & Birmingham, formerly of Australia. Wine Merchants, Refreshment Contractors. Contractors in England to the London, Chatham Dover Railway, Metropolitan System of Railways, Royal Italian Opera Covent Garden, and the Royal Horticultural Gardens. Proprietors of the Exchange Tavern & Restaurant Birmingham, Hall by the Sea Margate. Central offices in London, 38 Bridge Street". The b&w wine list is printed on the verso. The middle panel includes an Australian sparkling wine under "Moselles & Hocks". 9 3/4 x 4 3/4"

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        Charles G. "Chinese" Gordon

      June 18, 1867. Written from Gravesend, June 19, 1867 reads in part, <I>"My dear Gerald, many thanks for your kind letter which I have left so long unanswered . . . There is little going on the forts are still at stand. The Corps dinner was fairly attended but with many Indian Officers whom we do not know much. Stanton has just come back for six months from Egypt. I am glad indeed to hear the details of the family in whom I take a daily interest. It is much more important than the . . . brilliant campaign than one looks at the ultimate result which wisdom . . . say was the only . . . of importance a campaign is . . . in 10 years. The nurture and treatment of a child will affect generations and in that great day we shall see how my . . . and the subject which have taken up mans time and how immensely important in these matters which he has despised and ridiculed and was interesting besides being important pursuit talking o children how much more is when they are your own, you can tell. When once the . . . are cleared away how inutility superior does everything amounted with the human soul appear to any earthly scheme. God saw the exact circumstances to every event from the beginning it was clear to him in Eden when he spoke to Adam promising . . . He made Adam in the flesh that at a certain time one who was in Adam's . . . there must strike a spear into his side at Calvary and every event was equally clear to him. He saw you and me and your family and chose us in full knowledge of all our unbelief and . . . to live. It was worthy in us that led him to choose us but it was His sovereign will. Looking at the smallest and the greatest events of the world as the Country through which the line of Rail is running its tunnels, its gloomy events, its low lands it's pretty events its uplands and . . . . its great events looking at the starting . . . he beginning and the truancies then and of the world. We see something of the . . . of those events which is often . . . . in our power to respect or alter . . . We could not do the least-thing but yet we try and try and think over what we might have done little thinking that since it was fast it was ordained from the beginning to come to pass . . . A true sense of the immortality of the world events together with the knowledge that God hears prayer (and has in his wonderful wisdom . . . it would be made) gives great peace (it is he who gives the wish to pray not ourselves or the devil). Wonderful are his ways and past finding out how pleasant it is to feel that his spirit in such of us John IV. 15 Verse that he will never leave us till we reach the Haven of rest. Kind regards to Mrs. Graham and all the dear little Children . . C. Gordon."</I> Graham served in the Russian War of 1854-1856, and was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry during the Crimean War. He also took part in the China War of 1860. In 1869, he was promoted to colonel, and in 1877, he was made assistant-director of works for barracks at the War Office, a post he held until being promoted to major-general in the early 1880s, when he went to serve in Egypt and the Sudan (where he was a friend of Gordon's). Graham was knighted and made a lieutenant general for distinguished service in the field.

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        Ad perpetuam rei memoriam

      Manoscritto 1867 - Manoscritto a pagine multiple rilegate su carta pergamena finissima, 12 pp piegate a meta', copertina in pergamena, dimensioni 23,5 x 21 cm,21 facciate manoscritte di 15 righe, scrittura bella e chiara, pag. 17 data, timbro di Papa IX ed altre firme,seguono 16 facciate con elenco 205 martiri, affascinante e raro. Manuscript with multiple pages, very thin parchment-paper bound, 12 pp half-folded,parchment cover, size 23,5 x 21 cm, 21 pages with 15 lines hand-written, nice and clear writing, page 17 with date, Pope IX mark and other signatures,follow 16 pages with the list of 205 martyrs, fascinating and rare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Imprimerie Librairie Relieure Alfred Mame et Fils a Tours. Notice et Spécimens.

      Tours, Imprimerie Alfred Mame, 1867. In folio (cm. 39,5); legatura originale in tela rossa con impressioni a secco e titolo in oro al centro del piatto anteriore; pp. (6), 16 + 7 tavole fuori testo di cui una a doppia pagina + una carta " Spécimens des principales publications" + 56 tavole di "Spécimens" su carte differenti. Tagli dorati. Alfred Mame, 1811 - 1893, tipografo ed editore; ebbe per primo l'idea di raggruppare nella stessa casa editrice tutte le industrie legate alla realizzazione dei libri; stampa, rilegatura, vendite e spese di spedizione. Mame è stato uno dei principali proprietari di cartiere. Nel 1866 aveva 1500 dipendenti e nel 1863 stampò circa 6 milioni di libri. Axs

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        Millard Fillmore

      March 2, 1867. Booklet: Toledo Blade's Annual Statement of the Trade and Commerce of Toledo for the Year 1860, Blade Stream Printing, Toledo: 1861, 28pp, paperbound, signed at the top of the front cover <I>"M. P. Fillmore, March 2/67"</I>, binding stabbed and sewn. A tight copy in Fine condition.

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        A Superb Collection of Photographs of Italy

      Alinari 1867 - A superb set of monumental early photographs of Italy by Fratelli Alinari of Florence, the world&#146;s oldest photography firm. Large folio (20 x 25 in.). Two volumes. Contemporary quarter calf. 134 albumen prints, mounted on heavy paper, each with manuscript caption. Various sizes, from 16½ x 21½ in. mammoth prints to several 3 x 4 in. prints. Some foxing, almost exclusively limited to margins of mounting paper. Some wear to binding, but a very handsome volume, with the photographs generally in fine condition. Magnificent photographs from masters of the genre. Fratelli Alinari, founded in Florence in 1852, is the world&#146;s oldest photography firm. The three Alinari brothers pioneered the use of the camera for reproducing artwork and architecture from the great Italian galleries for public consumption. They are also known for their advocacy of the photographic portrait and for their photographs of Italian buildings and monuments. &#147;The Alinaris were called to all the most important exhibits of the age. The Alinari images played a fundamental role in the perception and knowledge of the Italian work of art&#148; (Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography). In these two volumes, the Alinaris have focused on the architecture of the great cities of Italy. They capture the neoclassical elements of building façades and interiors as well as other city structures with exquisite detail and precision. They approach each subject from a unique perspective chosen to capture and draw attention to its most intriguing features &#150; from the monumental Duomo and Campanile (dome and belltower) in Florence, to the balustrades of the Rialto Bridge in Venice, to the arches and columns of a cathedral doorway in Verona. Volume I is devoted to Venice, including the Palais Ducal, St. Mark&#146;s Place, and the Grand Canal. Volume II contains images of Florence, Pisa, Bologne, Padua, and Verona, including landscapes, architectural views, and occasional reproductions of famous works of art. These two volumes present an opportunity to acquire superb, early large-format images of Italy&#146;s most famous buildings and settings in extraordinary high-quality prints by the most famous photographer in the field. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Kapital.

      Hamburg: Otto Meissner,, 1867. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie. Erster Band. Buch I: Der Produktionsprocess des Kapitals. Octavo (215 x 135 mm). Contemporary diced half roan, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, black pebbled cloth boards, brown endpapers, marbled edges. Custom yellow and black marbled slipcase. Ownership inscription to title page. Corners lightly worn and bruised, some splitting to front joint, overall a bright, clean copy. Rare first edition of the first volume of Das Kapital, the only one to appear in Marx's lifetime; one of 1,000 copies printed. Two further volumes were published from his manuscripts by Engels, in 1885 and 1894 respectively. The first volume of Das Kapital was published on 14 September 1867 in Hamburg, issued in printed wrappers. "Marx himself modestly described Das Kapital as a continuation of his Zur Kritik de politischen Oekonomie, 1859. It was in fact the summation of his quarter of a century's economic studies, mostly in the Reading Room of the British Museum. The Athenaeum reviewer of the first English translation (1887) later wrote: 'Under the guise of a critical analysis of capital, Karl Marx's work is principally a polemic against capitalists and the capitalist mode of production, and it is this polemical tone which is its chief charm'. The historical-polemical passages, with their formidable documentation from British official sources, have remained memorable; and, as Marx (a chronic furunculosis victim) wrote to Engels while the volume was still in the press, 'I hope the bourgeoisie will remember my carbuncles all the rest of their lives' …" "By an odd quirk of history the first foreign translation of Das Kapital to appear was the Russian, which Petersburgers found in their bookshops early in April 1872. Giving his imprimatur, the censor, one Skuratov, had written 'few people in Russia will read it, and still fewer will understand it'. He was wrong: the edition sold out quickly; and in 1880 Marx was writing to his friend F. A. Sorge that 'our success is still greater in Russia, where Kapital is read and appreciated more than anywhere else'" (PMM). "The history of the twentieth century is Marx's legacy. Stalin, Mao, Che, Castro—the icons and monsters of the modern age have all presented themselves as his heirs. Whether he would recognise them as such is quite another matter … Nevertheless, within one hundred years of his death half the world's population was ruled by governments that professed Marxism to be their guiding faith. His ideas have transformed the study of economics, history, geography, sociology and literature. Not since Jesus Christ has an obscure pauper inspired such global devotion—or been so calamitously misinterpreted" (Francis Wheen, in his introduction to Karl Marx, 1999).

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        Postkarte von Käthe Kollwitz an Frau Irmgard Lubahn vom 2.1.1943. [Poststempel] Signiert mit "Bestem Gruß" von K. Kollwitz"

      beidseitig beschriftete Postkarte. 10,5 x 15 cm, guter Zustand. Käthe Kollwitz (geb. Schmidt * 8. Juli 1867 in Königsberg in Preußen 22. April 1945 in Moritzburg bei Dresden) bedankt sich für eine Einladung zu einem Rezitationsabend von Frau Irmgard Lubahn und teilt mit, daß es ihr "aus gesundheitlichen Gründen leider unmöglich" ist an der Veranstaltung teilzunehmen. Frau Irmgard Lubahn war die Ehefrau des Dichters der Olympia-Hymne von 1936 Robert Lubahn, der ebenfalls in Berlin unter anderem als Rezitator auftrat.

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        Madagascar Revisited,

      London: John Murray,, 1867. Describing the Events of a New Reign and the Revolution which followed; setting forth also the Persecutions endured by the Christians, and their Heroic Sufferings, with Notices of the Present State and Prospects of the People. Large octavo. Original brown cloth, gilt-lettered spine, blind panels to boards enclosing ox vignette to front, green coated endpapers. Housed in a custom blue cloth slipcase. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, 12 plates, folding map of Antananarivo. Contemporary ownership signature (R. M. Fitzgerald, dated 1867) to head of title. Scattered light cockling to cloth. An exceptionally bright copy. First and only edition, a superlative copy from the celebrated travel collection of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, with his pencilled initials to the half-title. Ellis (1794-1872) joined the London Missionary Society in 1814 and worked in Tahiti and Hawaii before his attention turned to Madagascar following Queen Ranavalona's suppression of Christianity there in 1835. He visited the island several times and published an important account of his travels, Three Visits to Madagascar, in 1858. "Following Queen Ranavalona's death in 1861 the passionately pro-European new king, Radama II, granted liberty of conscience to all his subjects … [and] Ellis readily agreed to oversee the rehabilitation of LMS missions on the island. Reaching the capital in May 1862 he fearlessly—perhaps rashly—plunged into the court intrigues which swirled around the new monarch … Just as Ellis thought he might be on the brink of converting the king to the Christian faith, Radama was attacked and apparently killed by his own troops. French Catholic missionaries believed Ellis had plotted to bring about the coup and the report was relayed to London … Not long after Radama's widow was installed as queen, the capital was shaken by the rumour that the king had survived the attempted assassination and was hiding in the countryside … Ellis was drawn into an attempt to make contact with the king, an act which laid him open to further charges of political meddling. At this point he sagely withdrew from court circles, content to accept … the repeal of all anti-Christian decrees. Ellis's public account of his mission, Madagascar Revisited (1867), led to his election as a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a busy life as a lecturer" (ODNB).

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        Author's dedication copy to Gustav Wiedemann: Die Mechanik der Wärme in gesammelten Schriften.

      Cotta, Stuttgart 1867 - 8vo (211 x 135 mm). vi, [2], 194 (i.e. 294) pp. Contemporary half cloth, gilt-lettered spine (wear to extremities and corners, cloth at upper hinge partially split, spine ends slightly frayed). Light staining of title-page, minor foxing of first and final pages, otherwise quite crisp and clean. Provenance: Gustav Heinrich Wiedemann*, presented to him by the author and inscribed "Herrn Prof. Wiedemann zum freundlichen / Andenken gewidmet / vom / Verfasser" on paper slip attached to front pastedown; Eilhard Wiedemann. ---- Honeyman 2193; DSB IX, p.240; see also Dibner 157. - FIRST EDITION. The volume is a collection of the pioneering works of Julius Robert Mayer, one of the founders of thermodynamics. It includes his famous 'Bemerkungen über die Kräfte der unbelebten Natur' (Remarks on the Forces of Inorganic Nature) first published in Liebig's Annalen der Chemie in 1842 and not printed in book form before. Mayer was the first to state the law of the conservation of energy, one of the most fundamental tenets of modern physics. *Gustav Heinrich Wiedemann (1826-1899), professor of physics in Leipzig, publisher of the famous German journal Annalen der Physik und Chemie from 1877. In 1842, still under Poggendorff's editorship, the epoch-making first publication of Mayer had been rejected for publication in this very journal. Under the pasted dedication slip is a damaged book mark by Eilhard Wiedemann (1852-1928), a son of Gustav Wiedemann, who had been Professor of Physics in Erlangen since 1886. Attached also is an envelope at the rear pastedown with three leaves typoscript about the provenance, J. R. Mayer and the family Wiedemann. ERSTE AUSGABE. Seltenes Widmungsexemplar des Verfassers. - Der Band enthält sämtliche Pionierarbeiten Julius Robert Mayers zum ersten Hauptsatz der Thermodynamik, darunter die berühmten 'Bemerkungen über die Kräfte der unbelebten Natur', die 1842 in Liebigs 'Annalen der Chemie' erschienen waren und hier seit 1842 durch J.R.Mayer erstmalig wiederveröffentlicht sind. Montiertes Papierschild am vorderen Spiegel: 'Herrn Prof. Wiedemann zum freundlichen / Andenken gewidmet / vom / Verfasser.' Das ist Gustav Heinrich Wiedemann (1826-1899), Professor der Physik in Leipzig, der ab 1877 die renommierten Annalen der Physik und Chemie herausgegeben hatte, in denen 1842, noch unter Poggendorff, die epochemachende erste Veröffentlichung Mayers abgelehnt worden war. Unter der Widmung ein lädiertes Bucheignerschildchen von Eilhard Wiedemann (1852-1928), ein Sohn von Gustav Wiedemann, der seit 1886 Professor der Physik in Erlangen gewesen war. Montierter Briefumschlag am hinteren Spiegel mit drei Blättern Typoscript zur Provenienz, zu J.R.Mayer und zur Familie Wiedemann. - Visit our website for additional images and information. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Spirit Of St. Francis De Sales

      P. O'Shea, New York 1867 - Text is clean. Pages somewhat foxed. Cover shows wear, cloth tearing along spine, some freying at corners. Front free endpaper appears to be missing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        POEMS AND TRANSLATIONS [ASSOCATION COPY, BELONGING TO HER SISTER, BIOGRAPHER, AND EDITOR JOSEPHINE LAZARUS]

      New York, Hurd And Houghton(1867). 1st Edition of Lazarus' first published book, expanded from a collection with the same title privately printed the year before. BAL 11484. Copy belonging to Emma Lazaraus' sister, biographer and editor, Josephine Lazarus, with Josephine's ownership signature and address neatly penned on front fly leaf in period female cursive. Attractive Period style half leather and yellow endpapers, 8vo, viii, 297 pages 20 cm. This work includes Emma Lazarus' own poems "Written between the ages of fourteen and seventeen, " as well as her "Translations from the German: Songs from Heinrich Heine. Song from Schiller. Translations from the French: Song from A. Dumas. From Victor Hugo. " Born in 1846, Josephine Lazarus' first published piece was a memorial essay on Emma, followed by a series of literary biographies of contemporary women writers. With her sister Anne, Josephine edited and published "The Poems of Emma Lazarus" (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1889) . She became involved in the Zionist movement and "In 1893, she was one of the few Jewish women invited to speak at the Congress of Religions at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, " publishing an expansion of these essays in "The Spirit of Judaism, " in 1895. Between 1897 and 1902 Josephine Lazarus also wrote articles for, among other periodicals, The American Hebrew, The Jewish Messenger, The New World, Outlook, Scribners, and The Maccabaean (Jewish Women's Archive, 2016; Wikipedia, 2016; Levinson, "Exiles on Main Street: Jewish American Writers and American Literary Culture, " 2008) . Also includes stamp of prominent early 20th Century Zionist attorney on front fly. Very Good Condition. An extremely attractive Association Copy of this American Jewish Women's High Point. (KH-8-4)

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        FRAMED, STUNNING ARTHUR RACKHAM SIGNED ORIGINAL PEN AND INK DRAWING

      0, 0 - ARTHUR RACKHAM ORIGINAL PEN AND INK DRAWING OF A WOODLAND SCENE SIGNED AND DATED ARTHUR RACKHAM, (ENGLISH 1867-1939) Framed Charming Detailed Pen and Ink Drawing by Arthur Rackham. The charming pastoral scene depicts a woodland, with a flowing river and several deer interspersed within rolling hills and trees. Signed by Arthur Rackham as ¿A RACKHAM 99¿, within the lower right of the inked scroll The art is in fine condition and was custom matted framed and glazed to a completed size of 15.5¿ X 14.25¿. A very unique stunning piece! A beautiful 5.5¿ x 4¿ original delicate and vibrant pen and ink drawing by Arthur Rackham depicting what appears to be a chapter header or frontis for a book. The artwork depicts an empty scroll to the front, (and another smaller scroll which include¿s Arthur Rackham¿s signature and date of ¿99 to the lower right), beautiful lavish rolling hills, ornamental trees and a spectacular flowing river. Scattered about the scene are four meandering deer (with a fifth peeking out from the back). Floated in a brand new frame with a fantastic gilt ruled mat. A truly unique piece with a wonderful presence. Framed using all archival materials and UV glass to a completed size of 15.5¿ X 14.25¿. The art is signed by Arthur Rackham as ¿A Rackham ¿99¿ lower right. Rackham¿s pieces were known for their luxurious use of color and keen attention to detail. His styles ranged easily from vivid, bright splashes of color to more muted, subtle tones. He became a member of the Royal Watercolour Society and mastered the watercolor method of painting, seen in many of his works. Many of the books Rackham illustrated include both his black and white, and color plates. Much of Rackham¿s work depicts gnomes, fairies, goblins or other creatures from mythology, folklore or fable. Whether illustrating whimsical books for children or darker matter for adults, Rackham¿s imaginative, brilliant illustration style was highly sought after and enhanced any text it accompanied. Rackham died in 1939, and now, more than 70 years after his death, his work is collectible and beloved. A very stunning piece and showcases very well. Perfect for the Rackham collector. FRAMED SIZE: 15.5¿ X 14.25¿ ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for more original illustration artwork [Attributes: First Edition]

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        MURDER WILL OUT. The First Step in Crime Leads to the Gallows. The Horrors of Queen City. Being an Account of the Two Soldiers Who Were Executed at Old Fort Washington; And the Trials and Executions of John May ; Philip Lewis, (colored) ; John Cowan, the Murderer of his Family ; Washburn and his Associates, Davis and Hoover, the Butchers of over 30 Persons ; Byron Cooley, who killed John Rambo ; Henry Lecount ; Patrick McHugh, the Murderer of his own Wife ; and a Careful History of the Hughes Murderers, with a Precise Account of the Murder of John Brasher, the Watchman ; the Summons Massacre ; Arrison and the Infernal Machine ; Mrs. Howard, who Avenged her Own Wrongs ; Nancy Farrer, the Child Poisoner ; with a Correct Detail of Over a Hundred Other Murders which have Taken Place in this City and County.; By An Old Citizen

      Cincinnati: s.n., 1867. FIRST EDITION. Original publisher's printed pale green wrappers (chipped). 128 pp. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-1/2". Some general wear & soiling. A touch of foxing. Unsightly abrasion to rear wrapper, resulting in some loss. "A Book for the Family" in which are described, in the most graphic detail, over 100 murders in Cincinnati and environs. This highly curious volume represents a genuinely early American work in the literary genre now known as "True Crime," about which see especially Mark Steltzer, "True Crime: Observations on Violence and Modernism" (2007), passim. True Crime as a form of entertainment created important American pop culture icons, namely the sociopaths, the psychopath, the mass murderer, and the serial killer, all of whom are represented herein. Scarce. Sabin 19107.

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        MURDER WILL OUT. The First Step in Crime Leads to the Gallows. The Horrors of Queen City. Being an Account of the Two Soldiers Who Were Executed at Old Fort Washington; And the Trials and Executions of John May ; Philip Lewis, (colored) ; John Cowan, the Murderer of his Family ; Washburn and his Associates, Davis and Hoover, the Butchers of over 30 Persons ; Byron Cooley, who killed John Rambo ; Henry Lecount ; Patrick McHugh, the Murderer of his own Wife ; and a Careful History of the Hughes Murderers, with a Precise Account of the Murder of John Brasher, the Watchman ; the Summons Massacre ; Arrison and the Infernal Machine ; Mrs. Howard, who Avenged her Own Wrongs ; Nancy Farrer, the Child Poisoner ; with a Correct Detail of Over a Hundr

      s.n., Cincinnati 1867 - Original publisher's printed pale green wrappers (chipped). 128 pp. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-1/2". Some general wear & soiling. A touch of foxing. Unsightly abrasion to rear wrapper, resulting in some loss. "A Book for the Family" in which are described, in the most graphic detail, over 100 murders in Cincinnati and environs. This highly curious volume represents a genuinely early American work in the literary genre now known as "True Crime," about which see especially Mark Steltzer, "True Crime: Observations on Violence and Modernism" (2007), passim. True Crime as a form of entertainment created important American pop culture icons, namely the sociopaths, the psychopath, the mass murderer, and the serial killer, all of whom are represented herein. Scarce. Sabin 19107. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Meyer's Hand-Atlas der neuesten Erdbeschreibung in 100 Karten. Redigirt von L. Ravenstein. Neue berichtigte Ausgabe von 1867.

      Bibliographisches Institut, Hildburghausen 1867 - Folio (37 x 25 cm). Mit 100 gest., meist grenz- teils flächenkolorierten Haupt- sowie zahlr. Nebenkarten auf 100 Doppelbl. 2 Bl., XII S. OHldr. m. goldgeprägt. Deckel- u. Rückentitel. Espenhorst 3.4.1.2. - Ravensteins großer Handatlas erschien zuerst in Lieferungen und lag 1866 vollständig vor. Die vorliegende 2. Auflage, die erste mit allen Karten als Buch erschienene, enthält 12 Seiten "Statistische Erläuterungen" sowie meist das Jahr 1867, teils auch zwischen 1863 u. 1866 auf den Karten, rückseitig m. kl. Stempel numeriert. - Einband stärker berieben, Überzugslwd. etw. wellig u. fleckig. Innen stellenweise stockfleckig, meist nur im Rande, wenige kl. Randeinrisse. 3000 gr.

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        Histoire du Commerce et de la Navigation à Bordeaux, principalement sous l'Administration anglaise ( 2 Tomes - Complet ) [ Edition originale ]

      Imprimerie de J. Delmas , Féret & Fils. 2 vol. in-8 reliure de l'époque demi-basane rouge, Imprimerie de J. Delmas (Tome 1), Féret & Fils (Tome 2), Bordeaux, Bordeaux, 1867-1870, 535 ; VIII-574 pp. avec une planche dépliante Edition originale de cet ouvrage de référence. Etat très satisfaisant (petit accroc à un doc et à une coupe, bon exemplaire par ailleurs). Français

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        Letters and Journals Relating to the War of the American Revolution and the Capture of the German Troops at Saratoga

      Joel Munsell, Albany 1867 - Vellum boards and spine with ornate decorative spine in gilt. Title lettering on spine in gilt with brown shield effect background. Ex libris book plate on front paste down page of William Waldorf, Viscount Astor of Hever Castle in the County of Kent. Being one of several from the same collection of Hever/Astor family related books. Very collectable and unique book. Occasional, very mild foxing. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LETTER SIGNED (LS)

      4 Nov. 1867, Rochester - A letter of @90 words to Frederick W. Gunster on a 5" x 8" sheet of lined paper accomplished in another hand but SIGNED in full by Douglass. In full: "Your favor of the 30th of Oct. has reached me. Absence from home is my apology for delay. You give me the choice of any evening between the 20th and 30th of Nov. inclusive. The best I can do is to give you Monday evening the 25th of Nov. Regarding the limits set for me as final I have placed Scranton on my list for that evening." Throughout 1867 Douglass canvassed New England, the Midwest, and the mid-Atlantic states in a grueling campaign to muster white voter support against the Andrew Johnson administration's sluggish attempts at black enfranchisement. On the 25th and 26th of November, Douglass was Gunster's guest, reportedly telling Scrantonites in no uncertain terms that there was little advantage in emancipation under Andrew Johnson. Whether black Americans would continue to bear the inherent burdens of citizenship without impartial suffrage would be decided at the polls the following November when Ulysses S. Grant, carrying 26 states to opponent Horatio Seymour's 8, privately sighed, "I am afraid I am elected." Normal creases from folding; slight foxing. Near Fine [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Vocabulary of Dialects Spoken by Aboriginal Natives of Australia

      Masterman, Printer, Melbourne 1867 - Octavo, xiv pp. and six very large folding tables; stitch-sewn in the original printed yellow wrappers, Very rare: notes on the Aboriginal dialects of Australia, compiled in the form of comparative tables. Most of the tribes noticed here are Victorian, but there are also notes on the languages of South Australia, Tasmania and New Caledonia.The preface by Sir Remond Barry comments on his hopes that the impending Intercolonial Exhibition will encourage the collection of Aboriginal implements: he is particularly taken with the idea of collecting what he quaintly refers to as 'authentic accounts upon which reliance may be placed touching their ideas with regard to the Supreme Being.' The text also includes Sir John Herschel's suggestions regarding a standard orthography when 'compiling vocabularies from the mouths of natives', derived from the Admiralty Manual.Barry was the President of Commissioners for the Intercolonial Exhibition, and while he worked tirelessly to organise and promote the event, he mysteriously withdrew from office before the formal opening. Perhaps this withdrawal helps explain why the present work does not appear to have been widely distributed at the time: indeed, a printer's gap in Barry's text strongly suggests that this was in some sense a preliminary issue, and the work does not appear to have been formally published. Copies with pink wrappers are also known. Slight creasing and foxing to wrappers but an excellent copy in original condition. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        ELSIE DINSMORE

      - [FINLEY,MARTHA]. ELSIE DINSMORE by Martha Farquharson. NY: M.W. Dodd 1867. 12mo (4 5/8 x 6 7/8"), 288p., light purple embossed cloth, gilt decorative spine, previous owner's attractive gilt and leather book plate, slight soil on 1 page, a Fine copy in a custom leather backed box. 1st edition of the first book about Elsie Dinsmore whose series eventually ran up to 28 volumes. Despite some religious overtones and suggestions about the father's impropiety, the Elsie Dinsmore series became immensely popular. It is suggested that Elsie's longevity and success inspired Edward Stratemeyer to create his long living series including Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and many others. In selecting this title for Peter Parley to Penrod, a bibliography of the best children's books, the bibliographer Jacob Blanck notes that he had seen only 2 copies of the first edition (p.26). Today it is rare, and outstanding copies like this can't be found. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        MAY-DAY AND OTHER PIECES

      Ticknor and Fields, Boston 1867 - Original gilt-decorated white linen, the gift binding, one of only 100 copies bound thus from a total edition of 2000. Both BAL 5250 and Myerson A28.1.a note that the earliest inscribed copies are dated 1 May 1867, May Day. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author as "R. W. Emerson" to Mrs. Anna C. Lowell on 1 May 1867 on the first blank. Anna Cabot Lowell was the author of THEORY OF TEACHING, THE ELEMENTS OF ASTRONOMY, and several books for children. A few pages unopened. Spine slightly darkened with minor wear to the tips. Near Fine and scarce [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Dom vom unvollendeten Südturm gesehen ('Dom zu Coeln vor dem Beginne seines Herstellungsbaues im Jahre 1824. Vereins-Gedenkblatt für das Jahr 1866. Zur Erinnerung an das 25 jährige Jubilaeum des Central-Dombau-Vereins zu Coeln am 4. September 1867').

      - gouachierter u. eiweißgehöhter Stahlstich v. Carl Mayer in Nürnberg n. W. v. Abbema in Düsseldorf, 1867, 33,5 x 25,5

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        HISTORY OF THE NAVY DURING THE REBELLION

      1867. Fine. THE RISE OF THE IRONCLAD BOYNTON, Charles B. THE HISTORY OF THE NAVY DURING THE REBELLION. New York: Appleton and Company, 1867-68. 8vo. pp.576; 579. 29 plates (19 b/w; 10 color) lithographs. Three-quarter dark brown leather over marbled paper covered boards stamped in gilt to spine. A history of the Union Navy during civil war, detailing important battles, strategy as well technical developments. Light wear to extremities. A near fine set. (Sabin, 7149)

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        L' illustrazione universale 1867 - 1868

      Sonzogno editore 1867 - 1868, MILANO - ITALIANO Volume rilegato in mezza pelle, con piatto marmorizzato. Titolo in oro al dorso, in tassello nero con cornici dorate. Pagine in buono stato, ricche di illustrazioni in nero, nel testo e fuori. Alcune pagine distaccate dal volume.

      [Bookseller: Biblioteca di Babele]
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        [Don Carlos]. Don Carlo Opera in cinque Atti Parole di Méry e Camillo du Locle... Rappresentata per la prima volta a Parigi sul teatro Imperiale dell' Opéra l'11 Marzo 1867 Traduzione Italiana di Achille de Lauzières Riduzioni per Canto e Pianoforte di Vauthrot e G. Ricordi Fr. 60. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Tito di Gio. Ricordi [PNs 40551-40588], 1867. First Complete Italian Edition of the first version of the opera. Hopkinson 61A(f). Chusid p. 50. Don Carlos, to a libretto by Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle after Friedrich von Schiller's dramatic poem Don Carlos Infant von Spanien, was first performed in Paris at the Opéra on March 11, 1867. "Don Carlos has of late become one of the best-loved and most respected of Verdi's operas... Verdi dedicated to the work some of his greatest dramatic music. One need think only of the magnificent series of confrontational duets that form such a great part of the drama... several of these break decisively with traditional models, forging for themselves a vital new relationship between musical and dramatic progress. It is for such moments that Don Carlos will be remembered and treasured." Roger Parker in Grove Music Online.. Folio. Black calf-backed cloth boards, titling gilt to spine, with original publisher's light yellow illustrated upper wrapper with a scene from the opera bound in. 1f. (decorative half-title printed in red and blue), 1f. (bust-length lithographic frontispiece portrait of Verdi by Ed. Sonzogno after G. Gonin), 1f. (recto title printed in red and blue, verso blank), 1f. (recto named cast list, verso table of contents with plate and page numbers), 5-386 pp. Each number with its own plate number, price, and secondary pagination. Lithographed. Named cast includes Obin, Morère, Faure, David, Castelmary, Sass, Cueymard, Levielly, Dominique, Gaspard, Mermant, and Levielly for the Paris performance and Capponi, Stigelli, Cotogni, L. Rossi, Milesi, Stolz, Fricci, Bruzzone, Casarini, and Fricci for the Bologna performance. Blindstamp of Tito Ricordi ("T.R."), dated March [18]68, to upper wrapper and initial leaves. With a printed dedication "Al caro Amico Cav. Angelo Mariani L'Editore Tito Ricordi" to title. Handstamp of an Udine vendor, Luigi Berletti, to lower margin of wrapper, half-title, and title. Binding slightly worn, stained, rubbed, and bumped; split at upper hinge. Scattered light foxing and staining, heavier to endpapers and preliminary leaves; tear to lower portion of pp. 137-138 repaired. A very good copy overall.

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        City of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

      Artist: Anonymus ; issued in: London; date: ca 1867 - - technic: Wood engraving; - colorit: colored; - condition: Lower margin enlarged; - size (in cm): 17 x 104; - description: Splendour- fully panorama view of the city Dunedin

      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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        Deutsches Paukbuch.

      Jena , Friedrich Mauke, 1867. - 88 SS. Mit 6 Tafeln mit getönten, lithographischen Darstellungen von Paukszenen. Folio. Mit hs. Kant-Zitat als Motto unter der gedr. Widmung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        SECTIONAL MAP OF THE SURVEYED PORTION OF MINNESOTA AND THE NORTH WESTERN PART OF WISCONSIN.

      St. Paul: J.S. Sewall, [copyrighted 1857, but ca. 1867]. - Folding color map, 32 3/4 x 24 1/2 inches. Folding into original 16mo. cloth covers, stamped in blind and gilt. Covers edgeworn, cloth faded. Minor separations at cross-folds. Very good. The Thomas W. Streeter copy of a rare early map of Minnesota. Like other Minnesota maps of this period, the present map is most valuable for showing nascent development along the northern shore of Lake Superior. Much of northern Minnesota appears sparsely-occupied. The coloring is restrained and quite lovely in this copy. "A beautiful map, showing the country in great detail" - Eberstadt. The map was engraved by C.A. Swett of Boston, and published by Sewall in St. Paul. It was apparently available from agents for quite some time after its initial 1857 publication date; the front pastedown of this copy bears an ad for agents D.D. Merrill, Randall & Co., dated St. Paul July 1, 1867, noting that it is available for $1.25. This issue of the map was apparently updated some time after 1862, as it shows that the name of Toombs County (named after Georgia Congressman and future Confederate General Robert Toombs) has been changed to Andy Johnson County, named after Andrew Johnson. The county name was changed yet again, after Johnson's impeachment in 1868, to Wilkin County. STREETER SALE 3928 (this copy). CHECKLIST OF THE PRINTED MAPS OF THE MIDDLE WEST (MINNESOTA) 0715. EBERSTADT 107:265. GRAFF 3735. RUMSEY 2381 (another ed). PHILLIPS MAPS, p.433 (another ed).

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