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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.

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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

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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.

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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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        On the Theory of the Maintenance of Electric Currents by Mechanical Work without the use of Permanent Magnets,' pp. 397-402 in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Vol. XV, No. 91, March, 1867. [Offered with:] SIEMENS, Carl Wilhelm. 'On the Conversion of Dynamical into Electrical Force without the aid of Permanent Magnetism,' pp. 367-369 [and:] WHEATSTONE, Charles. 'On the Augmentation of the Power of a Magnet by the reaction theron of Current induced by the Magnet itself,' pp. 369-372 in ibid., Vol. XV, No. 90, February, 1867.

      [London:]: Taylor and Francis, [1867]. First edition, in the very rare original printed wrappers, of the first practical designs for a dynamo, made independently and almost simultaneously by Siemens and Wheatstone. Maxwell attended the February 1867 meeting of the Royal Society at which both papers were read, and he immediately worked out a theoretical analysis of the machines, which was published in the next number of the Proceedings (also offered here). "Siemens' invention of the self-excited generator made possible a "second industrial revolution" characterized by the use of electrical energy in transportation, lightning and especially factory production. Siemens's discovery replaced the inefficient steel magnets of the first generators with electromagnets, and allowed the harnessing of water or stream turbines to produce large amounts of electricity inexpensively. Paving the way for modern electric power technology, Werner [Siemens] obtained patent ... and secured a major position for his firm in the age of electricity" (Feldenkirchen, Werner Von Siemens: Inventor and International Entrepreneur, p. 87). The main difference between the two proposals was that in the Siemens design the armature was in series with the rotor, but in Wheatstone's design it was in parallel. "Other inventors and scientists discovered the dynamo principle at about the same time; but Siemens foresaw the consequences of his "dynamo" for heavy-current, or power, uses and developed practical applications. His company pioneered in using electricity for streetcars and mine locomotives, in electrolysis, and in central generating stations" (DSB). The papers of Siemens and Wheatstone are here accompanied by "the pregnant, but almost totally forgotten, little paper in which Clerk Maxwell laid down a theory for self-exciting machines" (Silvanus P. Thompson, Dynamo-electric Machinery (1892), p. 20). Indeed, Maxwell's 'little paper' was surprisingly omitted from the recent edition of his collected papers (edited by P. M. Harman, 2002), although it was included in the first collected edition (edited by W. D. Niven, 1890). This was not the only occasion on which an invention of Siemens' stimulated Maxwell: his 1868 paper 'On governors,' which founded the subject of cybernetics, was written as an analysis of the 'hydraulic-brake governor' devised by Siemens. The first electric generators were developed in the early 1830s by Michael Faraday (1791-1867), Anyos Jedlik (1800-95) and Hippolyte Pixii (1808-35), among others. None of those, however, achieved any practical significance and it was not until Henry Wilde (1833-1919), in the early 1860s, developed and patented the dynamo-electric machine, or self-energising dynamo, that it received any attention outside the community of physicists. Wilde's dynamo replaced the permanent magnets of previous designs with electro-magnets and in so doing reached an enormous increase in power. The construction of the machine was considered nothing less than remarkable - not just because of its practical use, but also due to Wilde's fondness for spectacular demonstrations, such as the ability of his machine to cause iron bars to melt, which he did not hesitate to show journalists, colleagues or anyone showing an interest in his invention. It was, however, not until the German brothers Ernest Werner and Charles William Siemens developed their "dynamo-electric machine" - and thereby coining the word "dynamo" - that the potential of the generator was fully exploited. The Siemens dynamo was in all respects an immense leap forward and as opposed to the Wilde dynamo it was marketable. It could produce a steady and stable current, did not demand much maintenance and was easy to implement in factory production which consequently resulted in fierce competition to copy it. "The world's most efficient dynamo with respect to producing electric current was the one that E. Werner and C. William Siemens, brothers working in Germany and England, respectively had patented. ... Menlo Park (Thomas Edison's township) obtained a copy of the Siemens dynamo patent, but they were utterly unable to figure out how the Germans put the thing together. As Edison wrote to [Edward] Johnson, they "worked three days and nights on Siemens' patent to figure out how the devil he connected up his armature and we never succeeded in doing it"" (McPartland, Almost Edison: How William Sawyer and Others Lost the Race to Electrification, p. 122). Siemens' discovery of the dynamo principle was first announced to the Berlin Academy of Sciences in January 1867, but it was not published in German until 1868 ('Über die Umwandlungskraft von Arbeitskraft in elektrischen Strom ohne Anwendung permanente Magnete,' in Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin). Siemens and Wheatstone read their papers to the Royal Society on the same day in February 1867, but Siemens' paper is dated February 4, while that of Wheatstone is dated February 14. Maxwell's paper was received on February 28, 1867 and read on March 14. The engineer and entrepreneur Carl Wilhelm Siemens (1823-83) was born near Hanover but settled in London in 1844, becoming a British subject in 1859. Beginning in 1850, he acted as English agent for Siemens & Halske of Berlin, the firm of his brother Ernst Werner (1816-92), a connection he maintained until 1858, when he became managing partner of the separate London firm founded under the same name. He was knighted a few months before his death. Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802-75) was appointed professor of experimental philosophy at King's College, London, in 1834, and became a Fellow of the Royal Society two years later. He was responsible for many inventions and scientific discoveries in the Victorian era, notable the electric telegraph and the 'Wheatstone bridge,' a device for measuring electrical resistance. The first dynamo constructed by Wheatstone is still in the museum at King's. James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79), widely regarded as the greatest theoretical physicist of the nineteenth century, was a colleague of Wheatstone's at King's from 1860 to 1865. This was probably the most productive period of Maxwell's career, during which he developed his 'dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field' (1865). Wheeler Gift 3562 [Siemens] ("This paper is remarkable for the introduction of the cumulative principle in the generation of the powerful currents"; 3570 [Wheatstone] ("The cumulative principle in the production of powerful currents clearly enunciated"); 3553 [Maxwell] ("The mathematical theory of dynamo-machines"). See Otto Mahr, Die Entstehung der Dynamomaschine (1941), pp. 129-49. 8vo (218 x 140 mm), pp. 355-389 [No. 90]; 389-416 [No. 91]. Original printed wrappers (no. 91 partly unopened). Both issues in fine condition.

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        Military Commission, Proceedings in the Case of the United States.

      1867 - Reconstruction-Era Case Involving the Murder of an African-American Accused of Raping a White Woman [Trial]. McRae, Duncan G. [et al.], Defendants. Military Commission: Proceedings in the Case of the United States Against Duncan G. McRae, William J. Tolar, David Watkins, Samuel Phillips and Thomas Powers, For the Murder of Archibald Beebee at Fayetteville, North Carolina, On the 11th day of February 1867: Together with the Argument of Ed. Graham Haywood, Special Judge Advocate, In Reply to the Several Arguments of the Counsel for the Defence. Raleigh, NC: Published for Robert Avery, U.S.A., Judge Advocate, 1867. iii, [i], 398 pp. Main text in parallel columns. Octavo (8-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Contemporary sheep, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering pieces to spine. Moderate rubbing and a few minor scuffs and stains, tiny fragment of newspaper affixed to front board, joints starting at ends, corners somewhat worn, hinges partially cracked, light browning and occasional light foxing to text. $950. * Only edition. In this Reconstruction-Era case, the prosecution claimed that the defendants murdered Archibald Beebee, an African-American man who allegedly raped a white woman, while in custody. Arguing for the prosecution, Haywood urged the military commission to convict the accused. After the preliminary hearing at the court house, a mob overcame the sheriff and his deputies and Beebee was "killed then and there.by means of a leaden bullet, shot from a pistol, held in the hands of someone who was in that crowd." Haywood, who noted the overwhelming public disapproval of his position, denounced the "evil passions" of the mob, reflected in the defense counsel's approval of the notion that "when crimes of the nature of that charged against Beebee, were attempted--the populace stood ready to redress them by violence." McDade, The Annals of Murder 94. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel.

      London: Macmillan & Co., 1867 - Octavo. Finely bound by the Chelsea Bindery in red morocco, titles and "Alice" motifs to spine gilt, raised bands, rule to boards gilt, "Alice" devices to boards, inner dentelles gilt, gilt edges. Some occasional mild foxing and browning, an excellent copy. Illustrated by John Tenniel. Third edition of Alice in a fine binding. First published in 1865. Madan and Green p.29

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        Autograph Letter Signed ("JFW Herschel"), to General P-, introducing his son

      Collingwood [House, Hawkhurst], 1867. 3 pp. Very Good, old folds. 3 pp. Reading in part: "This will be handed to you by my son Lieut. John Herschel R[oyal] B[engal] E[ngineers] ... who is very desirous of an introduction to you...." Herschel also regrets that he will not be able to attend a soiree, for "my state of health is such as to preclude altogether my coming up to London." In addition to being a military engineer and surveyor, the younger John Herschel (1837-1921) was, like his father and grandfather, a noted astronomer.

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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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        Madagascar Revisited, 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.

      London: John Murray, 1867 - 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. Contemporary ownership signature (R. M. Fitzgerald, dated 1867) to head of title. Scattered light cockling to cloth. An exceptionally bright copy. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, 12 plates, folding map of Antananarivo. 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). [Attributes: First Edition]

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        L' illustrazione universale 1867 - 1868

      Sonzogno editore, 1867. ITALIANO 2,45 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. USATO

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        The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia,

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1867. And the Sword Hunters of the Hamran Arabs. Large octavo. Original blue cloth, titles and giraffe motif gilt to spine, two-line frame enclosing hunting scene vignette gilt to front board gilt, blind frames to rear board, brown coated endpapers, all edges untrimmed, binder's ticket (Burn) to rear pastedown. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 22 plates, 2 maps of which one folding. Spine slightly darkened and rolled, extremities lightly rubbed and bumped, mild scattered cockling and a few small markings to cloth, a few spots to title page, sig G coming loose at head but held firmly by lower cords. Overall a very good, unrestored copy of a book vulnerable to wear owing to the heavy text-block. First edition of Baker's second account of the 1861-5 Nile expedition, "a classic of exploration and big game hunting" (Czech), expanding on The Albert N'yanza, published the previous year. The Nile Tributaries describes the fourteen months Baker spent exploring in Abyssinia between April 1861 and June 1862. He established his headquarters at Sofi on the banks of the Atbara and spent five months exploring the Setit, one of its tributaries, stalking giraffe, hippopotamus, elephant, baboon, lion and buffalo, often in the company of the Hamran Arabs. He then continued along the Rehad to its confluence with the Blue Nile, travelling thence to Khartoum. "Sir Roderick Murchison, president of the Royal Geographical Society, acknowledged the importance of Baker's explorations and his discovery that the Nile sediment was due to the Abyssinian tributaries. Additionally, Baker gained experience as an African explorer, mastered Arabic, and learned to use the astronomical instruments which were vital for determining geographical locations" (ODNB). Provenance: bookplate of Sir Thomas George Fermor Hesketh, 7th Baronet of Rufford (1849-1924) to the front pastedown, together with the shelf-mark label of his celebrated family library at Easton Neston, and the recent monogrammed book label of travel collector Humphrey Winterton; Fermor-Hesketh had an occasional military career in which he served briefly as ADC to Redvers Buller in the Anglo-Zulu War, seeing action at Ulundi.

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        HAWAII & FRENCH POLYNESIA IN 1850s] Ocherki Perom i Karandashom iz Krugosvetnogo Plavaniya v 1857, 1858, 1859 i 1860 godakh [i.e. Sketches in Pen and Pencil from the Circumnavigation in 1857, 1858, 1859 and 1860]

      M.O. Wolf, St. Petersburg 1867 - 2nd corrected ed. [6], 592 pp. 24,5x18 cm. With a lithographed title page and twenty-three tinted lithographed plates (complete). Modern (period style) gilt tooled half leather. Half title with a minor repair of blank lower corner, a few minor stains of blank fore edge, otherwise a very good copy. Rare early Russian travel account of a voyage to the Cape of Good Hope, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Hawaii, Tahiti, Moorea and other places written by a doctor of naval clipper ''Plastun'', which went on a circumnavigation in 1857-1860. ''Plastun'' was a part of a group of Russian propeller driven naval ships which were sent to visit the newly acquired Russian territories in the Far East (annexed with the signing of the Russian-Chinese Treaty of Aigun in 1858) and to establish Russian presence in Chinese and Japanese ports. On board of the ''Plastun'' Vysheslavtsev called at Atlantic Islands (Cape Verde, Ascension Island and others), rounded Cape of Good Hope, visited Singapore, Hong Kong, several bays of the new Russian Amur region, Vladivostok and Nikolayevsk; spent almost a year in Japan, and returned to Kronstadt via Hawaii, Tahiti, Strait of Magellan, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Separate chapters of the future book - essays about Cape of Good Hope, Atlantic Ocean, Hong Kong, Edo and others - were printed in the Russky Vestnik magazine in 1858-1860, under the general title ''Letters from clipper Plastun''. In 1862 the complete travel account was published by the Russian Naval Ministry which was in charge of publication of a number of important Russian expedition accounts in the 1800-1840s (voyages by Sarychev, Krusenstern and Lisyansky, Golovnin, Kotzebue, Luetke, Bellingshausen, Wrangel, and others). Vysheslavtsev's book was meant to continue the tradition of publication of Russian expedition accounts, especially because he not only wrote the text of the travel account, but also created a series of vivid sketches depicting landscapes and native people of the exotic destinations. The original sketches were redrawn to be printed as lithographs in the renowned Saint Petersburg lithograph printing house of Paul Petit; the artists in charge were the students of the Imperial Academy of Arts, including young Ivan Shishkin and Vasily Vereshchagin - future famous Russian artists. Our second edition of the book was issued five years later by a major publisher Mauritius Wolf, this publication included twenty-three lithographed plates (the same amount as in the Russian State Library copy) and is complete, although the title page calls for twenty-seven, like in the first edition. The completeness is confirmed by Forbes 2773. Among the illustrations are views of the Ascension Island, Whampoa, Hakodate, several bays in the Russian Far East, Magellan Strait, embankment in Rio de Janeiro; portraits of the natives from the Cape of Good Hope, Singapore, Gilyaks from the Amur Region, Japanese in Edo and Hakodate, and others. The 'Pacific' plates include views of Oahu Island, Pali (Oahu), two group portraits of Tahitian girls and the 'kanakas' (meant as native people of the Pacific islands), Fautaua waterfall (Tahiti), portrait of a New Caledonian on Tahiti, and three different views of the Papetoai Bay (Moorea). Chapter 7 of the account titled ''The Pacific'' contains a captivating description of the visit to Honolulu: city description, Diamond Hill, local society, funerals of a king's nephew, local police, public prosecution, Waikiki village, Nuuanu Pali lookout, hula hula dance, personality of Kamehameha IV who received the officers of the Russian squadron in his palace; 'Tahitian' part talks about Papeete and environs, history of discovery and colonisation of the island, king Pomare I, breadfruit trees, Papeuriri, local school, Fautaua waterfall, Moorea, introduction to the queen Pomare IV, and others. «Vysheslavitsev was both observant and adept at recording his impressions., a second edition was published in 1867; see No. 2773. Both edit [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Upton's Infantry Tactics, Double and Single Rank: Adapted to American Topograph and Improved Fire-Arms

      EMORY UPTONVery rare copy from the personal library of Ulysses S. Grant, inscribed to him by General Upton!Book inscribed and signed: "To/General Grant/with the compliments/of the/Author -" on flyleaf, 392 p, 3¾x5½ hardcover, Upton's Infantry Tactics, Double and Single Rank: Adapted to American Topograph and Improved Fire-Arms", D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1867. UPTON (1839-1881) graduated from West Point in May 1861 and was assigned to train the green federal troops around Washington. He distinguished himself in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and especially the "Bloody Angle" at Spotsylvania (May 10, 1864), rising to the rank of Brevet Major General. His postwar assignments included Commandant of Cadets at West Point (1970-1975). He authored numerous, influential military treatises. GRANT, Upton's Commander during the Spotsylvania campaign, was elected President in 1868, the year after this book was published. Flyleaf slightly soiled. Fine condition.

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        HISTORY OF THE NAVY DURING THE REBELLION

      1867 - 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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        The Correspondence Of King George The Third [ III ] With Lord North From 1768 To 1783 In Two Volumes, vol. I and II

      John Murray, London 1867 - 307, 452 p. + catalogue 32, 32 p. Bookplate of the Fraser Institute on front pastedown. Wear to publisher's binding reinforced, for II, to spine with tape. Spine detached and incomplete (I). Book broken p. 128-129 (I). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mayen Wells Halfway to Senafe

      Original sepia watercolour, c. 14" x 18". Very good, at present framed and glazed. October,

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        Das Schweizerland in Bild und Wort. Dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten und von verschiedenen Künstlern in Stahl gestochen. Mit geschichtlich-, topo- und orographisch-physikalisch- und ehtnographisch-erläuternden Texten. [Auf de gestochenen Titelbl. zusätzlich: La Suisse illustrée]. [1. u. 2. Hälfte in 2 Bden.].

      Basel, Chr. Krüsi, [1867] 4°, 1. Hälfte: gest. Frontispiz, gest. Titelbl., Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 1 Bl. Vorwort, Spalten 1 - 464, 90 gest. Taf.; 2. Hälfte: gest. Frontispiz, gest. Titelbl., Titelbl., Spalten 465 - 926, 64 gest. Taf., Priv.-Lwd. m. (Gold-)Präg., Kapitale u. (Rücken-)Kanten tlw. läd. (m. Lwd.-Verlusten, schiefgelesen, Papier tlw. etw. gebräunt bzw. min. stockfl.; allg. gutes Ex.Versand D: 20,00 EUR Helvetica - Allgemein Illustr. Bücher - Originalgrafik

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        Souvenirs de guerre en temps de paix (1793-1806-1823-1862). Récits historiques et anecdotiques extraits des mémoires inédits. Prusse. Espagne. Suisse. Piémont. Provence. Vendée. Danemark.

      Paris, Librairie Faure, 1867, - in-8, 416 pp., pl., bradel demi-percaline rouge, dos orné, couv. cons. (reliure de l'époque).Tulard, 964 : "Quelques anecdotes très romancées sur la campagne de Prusse et la bataille d'Eylau mais éclairantes sur la psychologie du soldat. On y trouve l'inévitable intrigue amoureuse et des exploits militaires difficilement contrôlables." Première édition complète non citée. Un portrait ajouté. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        2 eigenh. Briefe mit U.

      Leipzig], 1867. - Zusammen 6 SS. auf 4 Bll. 8vo. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "Herr Findel [wohl der Schriftsteller und Verleger Gottfried Joseph Gabriel Findel] sagt mir eben, Sie haben gestern Abend im Comité mitgetheilt, ich werde für die D. A. Z. einen Artikel über die Wahlcandidaten schreiben. Ich habe die Abfassung eines solchen Artikels, den Hr. Findel mitgenommen hat und Ihnen übergeben wird, nur in der festen Zuversicht übernommen und übernehmen können, daß ich, wie Sie mir gestern Mittag entgegenbrachten, als Verfasser unter keinen Umständen genannt werde. Über meinem Kopfe hängt nicht nur das Damoklesschwert des Preßgesetzes, sondern das zweite des Disciplinargesetzes, und wenn ich der festen Überzeugung bin, bisher Nichts gethan zu haben, was ich nicht vor irgend einer Instanz vertreten kann, so gilt das nicht von dem besagten Artikel [.]" (25. VIII.). - "Indem ich Ihnen zunächst den Empfang des - sehr unerwarteten - Honorars für meinen kleinen Artikel in der Zeitung dankend bestätige muß ich über die mir gleichzeitig von Ihnen angezeigte Cooptation in den Ausschuß der freisinnig-deutschen Partei Folgendes bemerken. Ich anerkenne vollkommen die Ehre, welche mir durch diese Wahl erwiesen wird und danke dem Ausschuß herzlich für sein Vertrauen. Ob ich aber die Wahl annehmen kann ist mir nicht unzweifelhaft, und zwar deswegen weil ich in der Regel mit Berufs- und wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten so überladen bin, daß ich für diese kaum die nöthige Zeit aufzutreiben weiß [.]" (8. IX.). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Das Schweizerland in Bild und Wort. Dargestellt in malerischen Original-Ansichten und von verschiedenen Künstlern in Stahl gestochen. Mit geschichtlich-, topo- und orographisch-physikalisch- und ehtnographisch-erläuternden Texten. [Auf de gestochenen Titelbl. zusätzlich: La Suisse illustrée]. [1. u. 2. Hälfte in 2 Bden.].

      Basel, Chr. Krüsi, [] 1867 - 4°, 1. Hälfte: gest. Frontispiz, gest. Titelbl., Schmutztitel, Titelbl., 1 Bl. Vorwort, Spalten 1 - 464, 90 gest. Taf.; 2. Hälfte: gest. Frontispiz, gest. Titelbl., Titelbl., Spalten 465 - 926, 64 gest. Taf., Priv.-Lwd. m. (Gold-)Präg., Kapitale u. (Rücken-)Kanten tlw. läd. (m. Lwd.-Verlusten, schiefgelesen, Papier tlw. etw. gebräunt bzw. min. stockfl.; allg. gutes Ex. 6000 gr. Schlagworte: Helvetica - AllgemeinIllustr. Bücher - Originalgrafik [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1867 - 1867 Original Wisden in Very Good Condition

      1867. As far as I am aware, this is the first 1867 in original covers to be offered on this site. The book itself is in excellent condition. The front and rear wrappers are very slightly darkened and with the odd mark as can be seen from the photographs. The wrappers are entirely complete without any chips or loss. There is a small closed tear to the front wrapper which has not resulted in any loss at all. Internally, the book is in fabulous condition for it's age. The pages are clean, original and unmarked. The book has had no restoration whatsoever. It is very rare to find a book of this age in entirely original condition with it's original wrappers. A super copy. We also have fabulous copies for 1864 and 1868 in original wrappers which we hope to list shortly.

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        Chronik des ehemaligen Reichsstiftes Kaisersheim (Kaisheim) nebst einer Beschreibung der Kirche.

      Nördlingen C H Beck 1867 - VIII, 280 S. Mit 7 gefalteten lithographischen Tafeln. 8° (20,5 x 14 cm). Pappe der Zeit mit handschriftlichem Rückenschild. Erste Ausgabe. - Die erste umfassende Chronik von Kloster Kaisheim, verfaßt vom Kaisheimer Pfarrer. - Das vorliegende Exemplar mit der meist fehlenden schönen Gesamtansicht von Kaisheim, dazu am Ende sechs Tafeln (nicht nur fünf, wie auf dem Titel verlangt) zur Baubeschreibung der Kirche: Grundriß, Seitenansicht, Epitaphe und Statuen (Tafeln 3 und 4), Kapitelle und Details, Blick auf die Kirche von der Chorseite (alle Tafeln wurde lithographiert "in der Strafanstalt Kaisheim"). - Etwas stockfleckig, Titel gestempelt und im oberen Rand mit zeitgenössischem Vermerk (demnach Geschenk von A. W. Endres, Schaidlers Nachfolger in Kaisheim), Vorsatz geknickt und mit Besitzvermerk. Einband gering berieben, unterer Rücken mit altem Papieretikett. *Lentner 8406: "Selten!". Verlagskatalog C. H. Beck, 314 (nur 6 Tafeln). Gewicht (Gramm): 400 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        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 Edizione di lusso in carta distinta con ritratto dell Autore e colle scene dell Opéra disegnati da G. Gonin Fr. 80. [Piano-vocal score]

      Milano: Regio Stabilimento Tito di Gio. Ricordi [PNs 40551-40588], 1867. Deluxe Edition of the first complete Italian edition of the first version of the opera, distinguished by having been printed on heavier paper and the presence of the 8 illustrative plates. Scarce. Hopkinson 61A(g). 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 Parisat 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.. Large folio (ca. 16-1/4" x 11-1/2"). Original publisher's full dark brown morocco with decoratively blind-tooled boards with titling gilt to upper, raised bands on spine. 1f. (lithographic illustration of a scene from the opera), 1f. (half-title and dedication in gold and sepia), 1f. (fine bust-length lithographic portrait of the composer by Ed. Sonzogno after G. Gonin), 1f. (title), 1f. (recto named cast list for the first performance, vero table of contents with plate and page numbers), 386 pp. + 8 full-page lithographic plates illustrating scenes from the opera by G. Gonin. Music engraved. Named cast includes Obin, Morère, Faure, David, Castelmary, Sass, Gueymard, Levielly, Dominique, Gaspard, Mermant, and Levielly. Binding somewhat worn and rubbed, corners bumped; endpapers stained at inner margins and slightly dampstained overall. Margins slightly foxed; occasional stains. An attractive, wide-margined copy overall.

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        FAR AWAY OR SKETCHES OF SCENERY AND SOCIETY IN MAURITIUS.

      London, Chapman and Hall ,1867. FIRST EDITION 1867. Small 8vo, approximately 185 x 125 mm, 7¼ x 4¾ inches, black and white frontispiece, pages: xii, 1-368, bound in full school prize calf, maroon gilt lettered label to spine, extra gilt decoration to spine, gilt coat of arms with motto underneath to upper cover, marbled endpapers and edges. Covers have slight uneven darkening, upper cover has a diagonal crease, lower cover has a scuff mark, slight shelf wear to edges, long old ink prize presentation inscription on first free endpaper, age-browning to edges of frontispiece, page 256 wrongly misnumbered 212, printer's error, light turning crease to several pages, otherwise a very good copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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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]

      Tito di Gio. Ricordi [PNs 40551-40588], Milano 1867 - 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. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        Atlas of NEW YORK and Vicinity (mainly Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties)

      F. W. Beers, A.D. Ellis & G. G. Soule, New York 1867 - large folio, quarter bound in black leather with dark brown cloth covered boards. Covers are firmly attached and show moderately heavy wear. All maps, plans and views called for in the Table of Contents are present and in good condition. There are some closed tears along some folds of a couple of the maps or plans printed on thin paper- mainly the large map covering the whole NY vicinity and some small chips may be missing from some pages, paper age toned and starting to become a bit brittle, but overall, the contents are good to very good with color on the maps and plans and very nice b&w views. Beers, apparently produced several versions of this title- with each of the variants covering different parts of the aea around NY city. This one covers the counties north of the city with detailed maps of the many smaller cities and towns as well as the overall rural roads as well. Overall, a scarce survivor. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Don Carlos Grand Opéra en Cinq Actes Représenté sur le Théatre Impérial de l'Opéra. Poeme de M.M. Méry & C. du Locle... Partition, in-8o, Piano et Chant, net: 20f... Accomt. de Piano par E. Vauthrot Chef du Chant à l'Opéra. [Piano-vocal score]

      Paris: Léon Escudier [PNs L.E. 2765.; L.E. 2765 et 2767.], 1867. First Edition of the first version (?second issue). Crawford p. 579. Chusid p. 49. Hopkinson 61A. Hopkinson considers the present issue to be the earliest printing of the work. Crawford has, however, identified what he believed to be an earlier issue, distinguished by typographical differences to the title page (Verdi's name in a smaller typeface; the absence of the lithographer's name to the lower right corner; and the absence of the printer's imprint to the foot of the first page of music). 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.. Large octavo. Light tan morocco-backed pebbled paper boards, spine in compartments gilt with titling gilt. 1f. (recto lithographic title by Trinocq after Cravzat with names of Verdi's operas on ribbons entwined around a set of arched columns, recto blank), 1f. (recto named cast list and table of contents, verso blank, 359, [i] (blank) pp. Lithographed. Publisher's handstamp to lower margin of title. Armorial bookplate with printed text "Deus Dará" to upper pastedown. Binding slightly worn, rubbed, and bumped. Minor browning, foxing, and offsetting; margins of several leaves slightly soiled, creased, or stained.

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        Plain Dealing or News from New England. With an Introduction and Notes by J. Hammond Trumbull

      The first book written by a lawyer practising in this country, this the last and best edition. 3/4 morocco over marbled boards, gilt, joints tender, else nice. J.K. Wiggin & Wm. Parsons Lunt, Boston, 1867.

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        TOUCHES OF NATURE BY EMINENT ARTISTS AND AUTHORS

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co.; and London: Alexander Strahan, 1867). First edition, 31 x 24.5cm [folio], in publisher's blue sand-grain cloth w/elaborate gilt & embossed decorations & title to covers & spine (all designed by Albert Warren, w/his initials to covers), bevelled edges, a.e.g., chocolate ep.s, 98 [gilt-bordered plates] + 98 [text] pp. paginated to rectos only, w/98 full-page wood engravings by the Dalziels after J.W. North, J.E. Millais, Frederick Sandys, W. Holman Hunt, Fred Walker, G.J. Pinwell, John Tenniel, A.B. Houghton, F.J. Shields, etc. Printed at the Camden Press, London. Binding Good (extremities bumped & worn, upper rear joint starting, & a few marks to cloth); contents Very Good (lt.-to-moderate spotting to most leaves). White 130-01, Reid 6 & 13, Fredeman 90.10, Ray 162, de Beaumont 385, Goldman 88. Heavy item (3kg)--shipping surcharge required.

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