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        A Monograph of the Odontoglossum

      London: Savill, Edwards & Co. for L.Reeve & Co., [1867-]1874. Folio. (20 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches). Half-title. 30 hand-coloured lithographed plates by Walter Hood Fitch, printed by Vincent Brooks or Vincent Brooks, Day & Son. 20th-century blue morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, covers panelled in gilt, with fillets and a decorative roll, spine in six compartments with raised bands, lettered in second and third, and with initials 'H.C.S.' and the date '1961' at the foot of the spine, the other compartments with double fillet borders around single large centrally-placed flower tools, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges. A fine copy of the greatest work on the most beautiful of all the high elevation 'cool' orchids - the genus Odontoglossum - illustrated with magnificent plates by 'the most outstanding botanical artist of his day' (Blunt & Stearn 'The Art of Botanical Illustration' [1994] p.265) Bateman intended the work to be made up from "at least a dozen parts" (Introduction), but difficulties in obtaining specimens of the high elevation orchids of Central and South America, led him to complete the work in six parts (with each part containing 5 plates). Fitch's plates represent some of his finest work, executed when he was at the height of his artistic powers. His talents are particularly suited to the depiction of Orchids which allow him to demonstrate his "incredible ability in dealing with complicated botanical structures" (Blunt & Stearn p.264). The Odontoglossum genus was not successfully introduced to Europe until relatively late in the nineteenth century. It had long been known that the genus was rich "in species pre- eminent for the loveliness and delicacy of their flowers" (Introduction), but the mistaken belief on the part of growers that all orchids required hot humid conditions to thrive prevented (with a few accidental exceptions) the successful cultivation of any of the cool orchids. In about 1860 it finally came to be appreciated that the species which lived at high altitudes (Bateman notes that Odontoglossum are not found below 2500 feet) thrive in cool temperatures and dry air. Armed with this information the so-called 'system of cool treatment' was developed by growers (Bateman's input included his Guide to Cool Orchid Growing, published in 1864), and the knowledge that those without an orchid-house could finally enjoy the beauties of the orchid gave fresh impetus to the spread of interest in orchids in general and the Odontoglossum genus in particular. "Extremely variable in their markings, there are over three hundred known species of Odontoglossum in Mexico and South America ... As dealers competed to obtain them, the monetary rewards of 'cornering the market' led to secrecy concerning the native habitats of newly discovered varieties" (The Orchid observed 20). Bateman notes in the introduction that the explosion of interest in the genus was such that three independent expeditions to New Grenada "found themselves sailing for the same destination in the same steamer on the same errand!" Great Flower Books (1990) p.73; Nissen BBI 88; Stafleu & Cowan TL2 343.

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        Neêrlands Oost-Indië. Reizen over Java, Madura, Makasser, Saleijer, Bima, Menado, Sangier-eilanden, Talau-eilanden, Ternate, Batjan, Gilolo en omliggende eilanden, Banda-eilanden, Amboina, Haroekoe, Saparoea, Noussalaut, Zuidkust van Ceram, Boeroe, Boano, Banka, Palembang, Riouw, Benkoelen, Sumatra's West-kust, Floris, Timor, Rotty, Borneo's West-kust en Borneo's Zuid- en Oost-kust; gedaan gedurende het tijdvak van 1852-1857.

      Amsterdam, Wed. J.C. van Kesteren & Zoon, 1867. - Tweede uitgave, 3 vols. (VI)+415;(VI)+415;(VI)+445 pp. Complete with tinted lithogr. portr., fold. col. lithogr. map, 27 col. lithogr. plts. by C.W. Mieling. Hardcover. Contemp. half cloth. Good/--. (Spine ends sl. dam., joints a bit weak, splits in 2 joints closed; paper sl. yellowing; light foxing to 3 plates, faint waterstain in outer topcorner of 5 plates; still a sound set of an attractive an interesting publication). * Unchanged reprint of the first ed. published in 1859-1861, but with text printed on cheaper paper. - Bastin-Brommer pp. 37-38, notes 575-577). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1867: Containing the Name and Post Office Address of Each Merchant, Manufacturer and Professional residing in the States of California, Oregon, and Nevada; the territories of Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Utah

      San Francisco.: Henry G. Langley.. First Edition.. 1867. First Year of Publication.. Black and white in-text illustrations, cxcii+195pp, general index, index to display advertising, 9 1/2 x 6 inches, printed paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered leather spine. Spine has been taped (thoroughly!) with a transparent tape, the text block is cracked in a couple of places but is holding together, one page is loose. Interior clean. Title continues: and the Colony of British Columbia. Also, a Gazetteer of the Counties, Cities and Towns, and An Exhibit of the Resources of the Pacific Coast." A fascinating historical source of the burgeoning West, not restricted to business activity. Extensive sections of display advertising at the beginning and end of the volume. .

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        DISSERTATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS POLITICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND HISTORICAL. Reprinted Chiefly From the Edinburgh and Westminster Reviews. Four Volumes

      London:: Longmans, Green, Reader , and Dyer,, 1867. Very Good+. FOUR VOLUMES (1867-1875). Four Very Good+ hardback Second Editions in full tan leather binding with raised bands spine, gilt lettering and leather spine labels, gilt floral decoration spines, marbled endpapers and fore-edge. Mild scattered foxing, mild sun and scuffs spines, minimal cover edge wear, owner name ffep. Scattered pencil underlining volume one. From the library of Sir Herbert Henry Raphael with his bookplates. Volumes 1-3 state on the title page that this work is in three volumes. The fourth volume was published in 1875. Volume 3 has "Grote's Aristotle" by Mill bound in. 8vos. vi, 474 pp. 563 pp. 379 pp. 302 pp.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1867. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. Octavo. Recent burgundy morocco, Alice motif centre tool to spine in compartments separated by raised bands, single rule to boards, plain green endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated by John Tenniel. Inscription to half-title, the occasional light blemish, an excellent copy in a handsome binding. Sixth edition.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        The Terra-Cotta Architecture of Northern Italy

      London: John Murray, 1867. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. maroon cloth decorated in gilt rebacked in green calf. Teg. Very good/Near fine./No Dust Jacket. Large 4to, 30 x 39 cm, seventy pages in text; forty-eight plates including thirty-two mounted chromolithograph plates and one albumen print. Descriptive text by Vittorio Ottolini and with drawings and restorations by Frederigo Lose. Elegant production with bright chromolitho plates of ornamental details of terra-cotta architecture. UNIVERSAL CATALOGUE OF BOOKS ON ART Vol.I, p.739. Tight, firm copy, scattered age-toning to plates mostly marginal, lower corners bumped, marbled endpaper, red leather spine label lettered in gilt, gilt decorated spine panels.

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        HARPER'S BAZAR VOL 1 NOS 1-61, 1867-1868

      1867. [PERIODICALS - NINETEENTH CENTURY] HARPER'S BAZAR VOL 1 NOS 1-61, 1867- 1868. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1867-1868. 976 pp. + patterns and plates. Folio, quarter black leather (most of spine chipped away) with brown pebbled cloth boards. Boards and leather quite worn. Some light foxing to interior here and there, as to be expected. Plates clean. Some patterns a bit nicked at edges. 28 large patterns, most approximately 30 x 21 inches, with one a spectacular 36 x 32 inches. Also includes Four Winslow Homer woodcuts, one of which is a very nice double page spread called "Opening Day in New York," referring to the new fashion season. There are three smaller folio hand colored woodcuts, very sharp, printed in Paris and featuring young fashionable ladies. Quite rare, especially with contents in such wonderful condition. Extra postage is required, as the volume is quite large and heavy.

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        The Claverings. With Sixteen Illustrations by M. Ellen Edwards. In Two Volumes

      London: Smith Elder & Co, 1867 (2.5 kg rate includes insurance) ORIGINAL CLOTH Victorian double decker first British edition in book form (after Cornhill serialisation), scarce, tidy copies in green cloth with extra gilt decorative titling to spine and boards, spines have some black blocking, lower boards stamped in blind, original chocolate endpapers, VOL 1 = rubbed at spine ends, minor patch of white at tail, corners of bevelled boards starting to split, small patch soiling to upper board, (i-ii) 1- 313 (+1 printers imprint) +2pp adverts, VOL 2= lightly rubbed spine ends with minor fraying, two small holes rubbed into upper joint, corners rubbed but not yet frayed, (i-vi) (1-)309 + 2pp adverts, No half-titles called for, all sixteen engraved plates by H. Harral after M. Ellen Edwards (including frontispiece in each volume) with tissue guards intact, plate facing pp 225 of vol 1 has small water mark to top margin, faint sporadic foxing throughout both volumes, this is very minimal and infrequent but mentioned for completeness, all edges untrimmed, binders ticket "Bound by Burn. 37 & 38 Kirby St." on rear pastedown of vol 1, bank transfer as payment for this item please. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by M. Ellen Edwards. 8vo - over 7? - 9? tall.

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        Claverings, The

      1867. first edition. First Edition of Anthony Trollope's “The Claverings,” in the Original ClothTROLLOPE, Anthony. The Claverings. With Sixteen Illustrations, by M. Ellen Edwards. In Two Volumes. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1867.First English edition in book form. Two octavo volumes (8 3/4 x 5 9/16 inches; 222 x 141 mm.). [4], 313, [1, printer’s imprint], [2, advertisements]; [4], 309, [1, printer’s imprint], [2, advertisements] pp. No half-titles called for. Sixteen wood-engraved plates by H. Harral after M. Ellen Edwards (including frontispiece in each volume). With tissue guards.Original bright green sand-grain cloth over bevelled boards. Front covers decoratively stamped in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt, back covers decoratively stamped in blind, spines decoratively stamped in gilt and black and lettered in gilt. Original brown coated endpapers. Binder’s ticket (“Bound by Burn. 37 & 38 Kirby St.”) on rear pastedown of Volume II. Embossed stamp of W.H. Smith & Son on front free endpaper of each volume. Minor rubbing to corners and spine extremities, hinges expertly and almost invisibly repaired. Some scattered light foxing, minimal thumbsoiling. Two small ink spots on p. 244 of Volume II, just affecting two letters. A few scattered pencil marks and annotations. An excellent, bright copy of this rare novel. There are two states of the binding for the first edition, both with the same design, one blocked in gilt and blind (as here), the other scarcer, and Sadleir thinks, probably earlier, blocked in gilt and black. The last comparable copy to appear on the market was the Bradley Martin copy (with the binding decorated in gilt and black rather than gilt and blind), which was sold at Sotheby’s New York on May 1, 1990, for $6,600. “Sadleir was unable to distinguish priority of the two states of the binding, but he favored this state with the black blocking: ‘Not only is it less frequently found than the one above described, but publishers tend to simplify rather than elaborate a binding design for economy’s sake if for no other reason’ (Sadleir, page 83)” (“The Library of H. Bradley Martin, Highly Important English Literature,” Sotheby’s New York, May 1, 1990, Lot 3286).The Claverings was originally serialized in the Cornhill Magazine in sixteen installments from February 1866 to May 1867. “Henry Clavering, a poor (if brilliant) schoolmaster, is thrown over by July Brabazon, who accepts instead the vicious but rich Lord Ongar. Harry determines to rise in the world and apprentices himself to the engineering firm of Beilby and Burton. He lodges with the Burton family, and despite the vulgarity of some of its members falls in love with the daughter Florence. Meanwhile, Lord Ongar has drunk himself to death and Julia, now a rich widow, throws herself at Harry who jilts Florence. After much indignation in the Burton family, he finally returns and marries her. Things are made easier when Harry’s cousins are drowned on a sailing trip, leaving him an estate and a title. Trollope thought the plot of The Claverings was good, but that the hero was too weak” (The Stanford Companion to Victorian Fiction).Sadleir, Trollope, pp. 82-84. Wolff 6771.

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      1867. Two Volumes in One. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, n.d. [1867]. Bound in dark blue cloth with earlier black leather spine labels. First Edition of one of Trollope's scarcest works, this "story of a maiden of Prague." Nina Balatka is caught in the middle-ground between the separate societies of Jews and Gentiles in Prague -- where a marriage between the two is regarded by both as degrading. Trollope wrote it as a short story, for anonymous serialization in Blackwood's Magazine; it turned out longer than a short story.~As a book it was not successful -- which is why there is a second issue, such as this copy: the copies first bound up in 1867 were bound into two volumes, each with a title page dated 1867, but sheets of the first edition still around in 1879 were bound up two-volumes-in-one, with (unusually) a special undated title page for this issue (and no title page for the second "volume," though a half-title serves that purpose).~This copy is bound in fairly recent dark blue cloth, with two earlier black leather labels on the spine (implying that this volume has been rebound twice, first in calf with leather labels, then in this cloth). Condition is just about fine; we have never been able to offer a copy of either issue in its original cloth. Sadleir (Trollope) 25; Sadleir (XIX Century Fiction) p. 382 -- where this title is listed among the scarcest quarter of all of Trollope's fiction.

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        Routes in Abyssinia.

      1867 - Presented to the House of Commons, in Pursuance of their Address dated November 26, 1867.First edition. 8vo. Modern half morocco, gilt, some foxing. iv, 252pp. London, Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office by Harrison and Sons,

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      Paris: D. Jouaust, 1867. ONE OF TWO COPIES PRINTED ON VELLUM. (There were also 118 copies on paper.). Hardcover. 216 x 140 mm (8 1/2 x 5 1/2"). 6 p.l. (two vellum blanks, half title, title, two frontispieces [on paper]), iv, 132 pp., [4] leaves (variants, contents/colophon, two vellum blanks). Fol. Cii unsigned and misnumbered, but copy complete. ONE OF TWO COPIES PRINTED ON VELLUM. (There were also 118 copies on paper.). VERY ATTRACTIVE CONTEMPORARY MIDNIGHT BLUE CRUSHED MOROCCO, HANDSOMELY GILT, BY THIBARON (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers with French fillet border, raised bands, spines ornately gilt in compartments filled with delicately stippled swirling designs accented with small tools, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With nine engravings (on paper): two frontispiece portraits of the author and seven plates "before letters" engraved by E. de Ghendt and J. B. Simonet after J. M. Moreau le Jeune. A Large Paper Copy. Front pastedown with morocco bookplates of Robert Hoe and Mortimer Schiff (see below for both) and engraved bookplate of Marcellus Schlimovich; half title and colophon with library stamp of Sociedad Hebraica Argentina. Just a hint of wear at top and bottom of joints, one side of first and last vellum flyleaf discolored (apparently from a reaction to the gilt on the pastedowns(?), the plates with variable freckled foxing (never serious), otherwise A FINE COPY, the elegant binding quite lustrous and the leaves clean, fresh, and bright. This is a beautifully printed and handsomely bound excessively rare copy of the luxury version of the best-known works of Jesuit poet Jean-Baptiste-Louis Gresset (1709-77), issued by a publisher specializing in editions intended for bibliophiles and formerly owned by two great connoisseurs. The most important work here is "Ver-Vert," the mock heroic poem, published in 1734, that made Gresset famous and, ultimately, miserable. The charming decasyllabic verse tells the story of a talented parrot, the pet of a convent who has learned to repeat prayers and other pious phrases. Its owners take the pet to another convent to show off the bird's prowess, but during the journey, the parrot picks up startling new vocabulary and arrives cursing and swearing, much to the consternation of the nuns who brought it. The bird undergoes a harsh punishment and then is killed by overkindness to make up for its suffering. The great success of this work encouraged Gresset to write additional poems, among them the other works included here: "Le Carême In-Promptu," "Le Lutrin Vivant," "Le Parrain Magnifique," and the touching "Lettre d'un Homme Retiré du Monde, à Un de ses Amis." Unfortunately, the occasionally risqué nature of some of his verse was disquieting to his superiors, and Gresset was dismissed from his order, spending the last part of his life in deep remorse for having undertaken a literary career in the first place. The publisher of the present item, Damase Jouaust, produced a number of special editions meant for the shelves of the great and the tasteful, books always printed on special papers and offering the option of plates in different or various states. The binder Thibaron (d. ca. 1880) was the favorite pupil of Georges Trautz (1807-79), who in Michon's words, was "the uncontested master of the luxury binding" in 19th century France, celebrated for his "sumptuous moroccos" and "dazzling gilt." His bindings were so sought after that the term "Trautzolâtrie" was coined to describe the craze for his work, and he achieved a level of celebrity that Michon says would be difficult to imagine. After Trautz retired, Thibaron established his own bindery, and according to Beraldi, he seemed poised to become heir to his master's position in the binding world, but, sadly, he died very soon afterwards, before he could begin to fulfill that promise. The provenance here is doubly distinguished. The original president of the Grolier Club, Robert Hoe is generally considered to be America's most famous collector (he is discussed further in item #2 above). Bibliophile Mortimer Schiff, in Dickinson's words, "brought together an unrivaled collection of decorative bindings." His bibliopegic interest was at least as strong as Hoe's, and he frequently obtained beautifully bound books that had previously been in the older collector's library.

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        (Oil Painting) Buffalo Hunt

      San Francisco, 1867. Very Good. Buffalo Hunt - Rare Western Americana Painting by a 19th century San Francisco Jewish Artist& & LEVY, David. Buffalo Hunt. Oil on board painting. [San Francisco] 1867. Painting measures 10 3/4 inches x 6 1/2 inches. In contemporary solid oak frame. Signed D. Levy 1867. Age toning and slight cracking of glaze as usual. Very Good Condition.& & David Saul Levy [b. NY 1838 d. 1922] is listed in the 1867 Great Register of the City of San Francisco as being a New Yorker employed as a barkeep on O’Farrell Street. The young man had obviously come west seeking a new life. Although further information is scant or unobtainable, his life as a “Sunday Painter” lives on in this remarkably vibrant image of a Plains Indian buffalo hunt. The style is modern, almost impressionistic, with its background rendered in soft focus. Levy was obviously a skilled artist both in form and composition.& & The time in which this work was created in of particular note. In 1867, the Civil War had ended only two years ago. The next great conflict (what has come to be called “The Indian Wars”) had only recently surfaced. America’s appetite for westward expansion was increasing daily as families shattered by the war sought to build new lives on land untainted by the bitterness of slave economics. Reports of “Indian aggression” on the Great Plains had been steadily appearing for several years in American newspapers, both titillating and terrifying readers on both coasts. At the same time, the symbol of the “noble savage” began to gain a place in our national consciousness. Custer’s defeat at the Battle of Little Big Horn did not occur until 1876 and the official “closing” of the American Frontier would not be widely recognized until after the heinous Massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. & & The American Bison, once one of the most numerous quadrupeds in the world, was brutally and systematically hunted beginning in 1820. By 1870 the entire species was very nearly extinct. At the time of Levy’s painting in 1867, Congress had formally set up reservations in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) for the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles). The remaining rebellious tribes had a few more years to roam but, like the buffalo, the end was nearing.& & PROVENANCE: Kennedy & Co. Rare Prints. 785 5th Avenue, NewYork. Inventory # 51936&

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        The Last Chronicle of Barset

      London: Smith, Elder, 1867. First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. With 32 illustrations by George H. Thomas. Contemporary half green calf, spines gilt with red and brown morocco labels, marbled edges with label of Cross, Argyle Street, Birkenhead on front pastedown of both volumes. Fine copy. Sadleir, Trollope, 26; Wolff 6874

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      New York: (Wm. E. Chapin & Co.), 1867. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good example of this early edition. Duodecimo (4-3/8" x 7-1/2") in the original publisher's black half morocco with marbled boards, all edges marbled, recently rebacked with a new black morocco spine. BAL 21399: Issue 2 (no priority) with LEAVES OF GRASS and SONGS BEFORE PARTING, bound in that order.

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        Leaves of Grass (Rare and Desirable 1867 4th Edition, 1st Issue)

      Wm. E. Chapin & Co. 4th Edition, with all four known parts bound in: Leaves of Grass Drum-Taps Sequel to Drum-Taps Songs Before Parting Presumably 1st issue of the 4th Edition, which includes all supplements. Drum-Taps and Songs Before Parting are noted in the primary Table of Contents and appear after Leaves of Grass in the text with their own title pages, contents pages and pagination. Sequel to Drum-Taps is not noted in the primary Table of Contents but appears between Drum-Taps and Songs Before Parting, also with its own title page, Table of Contents, and pagination. The book is bound in leather and cloth covered boards (likely a variant binding - this issue is also known to have appeared in half leather with marbled boards, though no priority established.) Gilt spine lettering present and complete. Original publisher's price of $3.00 twice written in pencil on preliminary page corners. This was the first edition of Leaves of Grass to appear after the American Civil War. It includes Whitman's war and Lincoln inspired verse for the first time. Some of Whitman's most famous poems (including "O Captain, My Captain", among others) made their first appearances in the supplemental works included in this edition. In later editions, these poems would be woven into the main body of Leaves of Grass. Not all issues of the 4th edition include Drum-Taps, Sequel to Drum Taps and Songs Before Parting. Later issues of the fourth edition lack some or all of the supplements. A valuable essay by Ed Folsom titled, "Whitman Making Books/Books Making Whitman," explains: "The first postbellum edition of Leaves of Grass is probably the least studied of the various Whitman editions and the most difficult to find. In terms of what the edition has to teach us, it is an important one indeed, as Whitman here has begun to reformulate Leaves of Grass for a newly reconstructed United States of America, a nation now tempered and sobered by a bloody internal war that would forever haunt its history and undermine the optimistic predictions of America's future. In the first copies of the 1867 edition, Whitman performed his own textual version of healing surgery, suturing the leftover and still-unbound pages of Drum-Taps and Sequel to Drum-Taps into the back of his new volume, thus binding the poetry of the war into Leaves of Grass. This was the first step in Whitman's ongoing experiment with how to bleed the Civil War into Leaves... So the first copies of this edition include Drum-Taps, Sequel to Drum-Taps (though not listed in the primary table of contents), and a new separately printed cluster of poems called Songs Before Parting bound into the back of Leaves of Grass as separate entities with their own title pages and pagination. When he ran out of the already printed and unbound copies of Drum-Taps and Sequel, he issued a version with only Leaves and Songs Before Parting. Then he issued a version with only Leaves of Grass. There have been reports of other variations as well—a copy with Drum-Taps and Songs Before Parting but without Sequel." This copy contains the signature of E. R. Meade on its inner front pastedown, quite likely the same Edwin Ruthven Meade (1836-1877), a lawyer from Chenango County, New York, who was elected to the forty-forth congress as a New York State representative. The book is in very good condition with light to moderate exterior wear and mild page discoloration. It was acquired from a local Mennonite family, and its pages carry a faint wood smoke smell. The book's binding remains sturdy with splitting to yellow endpapers at the inner front and rear hinges. The endpapers show soil. A mild bump to the corner of the text block has turned down some margin corners of Songs Before Parting. The spine lettering on this copy remains beautifully fresh and intact, allowing this volume to sing from the shelves as a truly special edition of Whitman's work should.

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        Nacre. Six Poems by Ruth Fainlight. Eight Mezzotints by Judith Rothchild

      Octon, France: Verdigris Press. 2010. First Edition, signed limited edition, one of 42 copies only, from a total edition of 50 (8 deluxe copies with one of the original copper plates) all on Hahnemulhe paper, each hand-numbered and signed by the author, Ruth Fainlight, and the artist, Judith Rothchild. Page size: 8-1/2 x 9-7/8 inches; 20pp. + colophon. Bound by Mark Lintott: leporello style with wrap- around boards of marbled paper made by Judith Rothchild over boards in grey with hints of deep pink and pale blue, raspberry-colored linen hinges, title, author, artist, and press printed in black in the spine, title on front panel, housed in custom-made matching grey paper over boards slipcase. The text has been hand set and printed letterpress in Vendome Romain on an Albion press of 1867 by Mark Lintott. The artist herself printed her mezzotints. The text has debossing on the title page with the title, NACRE, repeated twice in blind on either side of the printed title. The shaped colophon is debossed in the form of a cowrie shell. Noted American poet (living in London), Ruth Fainlight, has contributed six poems; the first "Pearls" has four sections; the fifth, "Clam Chowder" has two sections. Judith Rothchild has contributed eight mezzotints relating to or inspiring Ms. Fainlight&#39;s verse. The book was collaboration with each artist reacting and creating to her friend&#39;s work. The verse speculates on the beauty of the pearl and how it has been valued throughout the ages - reserved for the wealthy and powerful. Ms. Fainlight asks (in "Pearls") "Entire villages holding their breath: how many divers&#39; lives lost in the oyster beds for a royal crown?" The first mezzotint certainly captures the mysterious, dark, lustrous glamour of this "crystalline substance iridescent nacre" and the interplay between text and image is set from this beginning. As Ms. Fainlight&#39;s text turns to the sensuous associations of love, oysters - with great subtlety - the images take on a sensuality of their own. A stunning book that is at once provocative, intimate, and philosophical and more than a bit Proustian. An object as simple as a cowrie shell button causes the author to recall her mother&#39;s treasured memory. The reader / viewer is compelled to join in this lovely remembrance - and perhaps recall something of one&#39;s own. <br>See an <A HREF= >Image.</A><br>

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        Les Promenades de Paris: Histoire, Description des Embellissements, Depenses de Creation et d&#39;Entretien des Bois de Boulogne et de Vincennes, Champs-Elysees, Parcs, Squares, Boulevards, Places Plantees

      Paris: J. Rothschild, Editeur, 1867-1873. First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes of unbound sheets as issued in publisher&#39;s portfolios. Elephant folio (18 x 26 inches). Illustrated with 487 wood engravings (gravures sur bois), 80 engravings on steel (acier) and 23 chromolithographs. Two title pages, both printed in black and red, the first dated 1868, the other, 1867-1873. Volume I. (Texte) contains signatures loose in the portfolio, and Volume II, (Planches) contains the loose plates and plans, many folding, as well as the brilliant chromolithographs. Some pages of the text volume have light soil; page xvii has a slight separation at the fold, xlvii a marginal corner tear (no loss) and Le Bois de Vincennes also has a marginal tear (no loss). The plates include 22 magnificent chromolithographed botanical plates; one of the plans is also chromolithographed, bringing the total to 23 as called for in the title. There is a corner dampstain to the plates, mostly light, and not affecting any images, occasional light soil else very good. The publisher&#39;s portfolios are in green pebble-grained cloth, gilt. All hinges have been repaired, both within and without; the plate portfolio is worn from damp on the rear board, the text portfolio has a repaired scrape on the rear board, and the leather spines and gilt spine titles are worn and cracked and have had repairs to the head and tail; cloth ties have perished on both cases; but they still give a nice presentation and protection to the text and plates. Collated and complete, and rare thus. In French.

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        The Works of John Milton in verse and prose printed from the original editions with a life of the author by the Rev. John Mitford

      London & Eton: printed by C. Whittingham for Bickers & Son, 1867. 8 volumes, octavo. (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches). Titles in red and black, half- titles. Engraved portrait frontispiece, 1 folding engraved facsimile document, 1 folding letterpress family tree. 20th-century tan half calf over cloth-covered boards, bound for Henry Sotheran of Sackville Street, London, spines gilt in six compartments with semi-raised bands, red morocco label in the second compartment, blue morocco in the fourth, the other compartments with repeat decoration in gilt, mottled endpapers, top edge gilt. A finely bound set of Milton&#39;s works, including Mitford&#39;s biography of the great poet and polemicist. An important and well- regarded edition of Milton&#39;s works.

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        The Game Birds and Wild Fowl of Sweden and Norway Together with an account of the Seals and Salt-water Fishes of those countries. Embellished with a map, 48 illustrations executed in chromo lithography, and 65 woodcuts.

      Day and Son Limited 1867. FIRST EDITION Large 8vo., bound in full calf, gilt, with raised bands, decorative gilt and red title label to spine. Marbled edges and endpapers. 599pp., illustrated with a large, folding map, 48 colour lithographed plates and 65 b/w woodcuts. Closed tear and small crease to folding map but no loss. Occasional foxing but almost none of he images affected. Some minor marks and area of scuffing to upper board. Overall a Good Copy. (Shelf 4) NOTE: Heavy Book [] might require special shipping arrangements.

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      London: The Lancet; George Fall, Sept. 21 - Nov. 30, 1867. First edition of these important articles and letters as printed in the journal &#145;The Lancet&#146;. Extracted from the various journal numbers and now presented bound together. 18pp, Folio journal leaves (265x185mm), bound together in grey paper-covered boards with manuscript lettering on the spine and housed in a black cloth-covered slipcase with folding chemise and lettered in gilt. Pages 353-358; 667-670; 409-410; 443-444; 501-502; 595-596. Very well preserved in fine state. SCARCE, JOSEPH LISTER&#146;S SECOND OF TWO EPOCH-MAKING PAPERS ON ANTISEPSIS, one of the most important advances in all of medical science and quite possibly the one which has been responsible for the largest number of lives saved by a singe medical technique. In 1860 Lister was appointed Regius Professor of Surgery in Glasgow. As in other hospitals at that time, the mortality rate at Glasgow for amputations and compound fractures exceeded forty percent due to rampant infection. Lister had for some years been studying the processes of inflammation and suppuration, and in the early 1860&#39;s he "began declaring suppuration a form of decomposition. The prevailing medical doctrine about the cause of putrefaction derived from Liebig&#39;s dictum (1839) that organic substances in the moist state and in the presence of oxygen undergo a peculiar state of combustion" (DSB). The resulting supposition that wounds should be shielded from the effects of atmospheric oxygen led to often harmful treatments. "Lister realized that oxygen could not be excluded from wounds, and he soon doubted its responsibility for provoking suppuration" (op. cit.). In 1865 a colleague introduced him to the work of Pasteur, whose revelation of the causes of wound sepsis provided Lister "the key for the banishment of hospital diseases" (ibid.). "To prevent bacterial infection Lister began using carbolic acid, a chemical then used routinely by the city of Carlisle to disinfect sewage. In a series of surgical cases he succeeded in completely eliminating infection. Although Lister was in error in assuming that the primary sources of infection were airborne, he had established the principle that the control of infection depended on the control of microorganisms" (Grolier Medicine). Presented here is the second of Lister&#146;s two main papers on antisepsis, &#145;read to the British Medical Association at their Dublin meeting of August 9, 1867. Lister announced that consistent application of his antiseptic treatment had entirely freed his Glasgow wards from hospital sepsis. After acknowledging his debt to Pasteur, he details his recommended procedures and describes further case histories of patients treated since publication of his previous article. Like Semmelweis&#39; recommendations for the implementation of aseptic hospital conditions a decade earlier, Lister&#39;s ideas initially encountered indifference or outright hostility in the surgical community, especially in Britain. Eventually a number of favorable reports, from German surgeons in particular, began to turn the tide, and by the eighties and nineties a return was made to the aseptic recommendations of Semmelweis. &#147;Withe the further work of Ernst von Bergmann in Berlin, antisepis and clouds of irritating carbolic acid mist gave way in the 1880&#146;s to aseptic surgery and the aseptic routines which characterize the modern operating room&#148; (Grolier Medicine 75). In recognition of Listers services to humanity, he was the first medical practitioner to be elevated to the peerage.&#146; (Norman) Also included in this collection of journal extracts are Lister&#146;s replies to unfounded accusations made by Sir James Simpson that Lister had plagiarized from works by surgeons in France and Germany, most specifically the French chemist Jules Lemaire. There is also one further follow up article included by Lister on his antiseptic methods.

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        The Last Chronicle of Barset

      London: Smith Elder 1867 London: Smith, Elder, 1867. First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. With 32 illustrations by George H. Thomas. Contemporary half green calf, spines gilt with red and brown morocco labels, marbled edges with label of Cross, Argyle Street, Birkenhead on front pastedown of both volumes. Fine copy. Sadleir, Trollope, 26; Wolff 6874

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        O-Kee-Pa: a religious ceremony; and other customs of the Mandans

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1867. Octavo. (10 x 6 3/4 inches). Half-title. 13 coloured lithographic plates by Simonau & Toovey, all after Catlin. Modern green crushed morocco, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt. First American edition of one of the rarest works by the noted painter of American Indians: this is Catlin&#39;s last major publication. Catlin&#39;s account of O-Kee-Pa, or Buffalo Dance, a controversial Mandan religious ceremony, is of particular importance as he witnessed the sexually-charged and barbaric dance first hand shortly before the upper Missouri tribe was decimated by a small pox epidemic in 1837. Catlin here gives a full account of the ceremony, illustrating the rituals and self-tortures of the Buffalo dance in thirteen beautifully executed colour lithographs. An unauthorized account of the ceremony was privately circulated by the Philobiblon Society in 1865, prompting several, including Henry Schoolcraft, to question Catlin&#39;s descriptions. Thus, Catlin published the present work, and included within a letter by Prince Maximilian Wied zu Wied, who visited the Mandan with Karl Bodmer, though did not witness the ceremony first hand. The explicit details of the sexual elements of the ceremony were considered too shocking for the general public and were included in a separately issued three-page "Folium Reservatum," purportedly issued in an edition of approximately 25 copies. A facsimile of these leaves is laid in. The present copy is from the library of Walter Stanley Campbell. Campbell, the first Rhodes scholar from Oklahoma, taught English and writing at the University of Oklahoma, but was noted for his research on Indians and the west. After spending time with the Sioux, he was adopted by a nephew of Sitting Bull. Bennett p.22; Field 262; Howes C244,"b"; McCracken Catlin pp.101-108; Pilling 693

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        City And Suburban Architecture; Numerous Designs For Public Edifices, Private Residences, And Mercantile Buildings Illustrated with One Hundred and Thirty-one Engravings, Accompanied By Specifications And Historical And Explanatory Text

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1867. Second edition. Hardcover. Orig. publisher&#39;s brown cloth pictorially stamped in gilt and blind. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 102 pages. Folio, 37 x 29 cm. More than sixty tinted plates and twelve in full-color as well as black and white engravings. First published, 1859 by Lippincott. KARPEL B347. "Information on city houses in general and the Philadelphia row house in particular is scarce (there were two modern studies up to 1979). Sloan&#39;s work will be highly useful for whoever continues the row-house study, for it is concerned with a wide variety of row-house and street-front designs, including an ornamental store front, a city residence (ie. row house), a private banking house and numerous other city building types with limited frontage and extended depth. The lithographed plates, tinted or in colors by L.N. Rosenthal, are lovely." HITCHCOCK 1189. Spine extremity wear with slight loss, intermittent scattered age-toning mostly marginal, plates 64-65 dampstained lower fore-edge corner not affecting image; overall plates bright and clean.

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        The Fugitives; or, The Quaker Scout of Wyoming [bound with] The Gold Hunters A Picture of Western Character, and Pike&#39;s Peak Life [bound with] Big Foot, The Guide; or, The Surveyors [bound with] The Trapper&#39;s Bride and White Stone Canoe Etc. Etc

      London: George Routledge & Sons. Good+ with no dust jacket. [1867]. Hardcover. Leather joints strong. 3/8" tear to leather at head of front joint. Moderate rubbing to edges of boards and spine. Narrow split to gutter at rear endpaper. Margins trimmed quite close to text by binder, without loss of text.; Four early UK editions or American novels, all scarce. Contemporary half leather and marbled boards. 1. "The Fugitives; or, The Quaker Scout of Wyoming" by Edward S. Ellis. London: George Routledge & Sons, no date [1867]. 122 pages + frontis. 2. "The Gold Hunters A Picture of Western Character and Pike&#39;s Peak Life" by Mrs. M. V. Victor. London: George Routledge & Sons, no date [c. 1867?]. 118 pages + frontis. 3. "Big Foot, The Guide; or, The Surveyors: A Tale of the Carolina Settlements" by W. J. Hamilton. London: George Routledge & Sons, no date [1867]. 108 pages + frontis. 4. "The Trapper&#39;s Bride and White Stone Canoe, Etc. Etc." by Percy B. St. John. London: Ward and Lock, 1856. Stated "Third Edition". viii, (9)-155 pages. Includes the stories "The Rose of Ouisconsin" and "The Better Land". All bound without half-titles. Page dimensions: 155 x 97mm. Spine title: "The Fugitives &c". Provenance: from the collection of Robert Bruce Willis, who emigrated to New Zealand from the UK in the 19th Century. [References: British Museum General Catalogue of Printed Books to 1955].; 16mo 6" - 7" tall .

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        Australien, Skildradt af en Missionar som varit 14 ar I landet

      Stockholm,: Tryckt hos P.G.Berg, 1867.. Octavo; a fine copy in contemporary half red roan with marbled boards. Rare Swedish translation of the Reverend John Morison's Australia As It Is, published in the same year as the first edition.Morison was a missionary and wrote of his experiences in Australia and New Zealand, in particular commenting on the deplorable conditions of the Aborigines. Ferguson noted that the work detailed 'Colonial experiences with comments on social conditions. The depredations of the Aborigines and the atrocious measures taken against them in retaliation described.' Otherwise, Morison offers a wide-ranging description of Australian life from long experience. The chapter on gold is particularly interesting: as well as details of prospecting and life on the diggings, it contains information on the Americans, the Chinese, and the gold escort.This Swedish edition is testament to contemporary interest in the Australian colonies in Europe, and would no doubt have been read, at least in part, as a sort of emigrants' guide.Ferguson, 12828.

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        Original Steel Engraving of The London Season, Rotten Row, Hyde Park, London, by H. Simmons from a Painting by Henry Barraud

      Newcastle: Robert Turner, Feb. 20, 1867., 20. In the 18th century, Rotten Row became a popular meeting place for upper-class Londoners. Particularly on weekend evenings and at midday, people would dress in their finest clothes in order to ride along the row and be seen. The adjacent South Carriage Drive was used by society people in carriages for the same purpose. A fine engraving showing the society of the period at its best. Several famous figures and members of the aristocracy can be recognised. In a superb period neo-classical revival moulded gilt frame, glazed. The image size is 24 x 48 inches; the frame size is 43 x 65 inches.

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        Monographie de l&#39;hôtel-de-Ville de Lyon, restauré sous l&#39;administration de M.M. Vaïsse et Chevreau, sénateurs. Accompagnée d&#39;un texte historique et descriptif

      Paris A. Morel (imprimerie Louis Perrin à Lyon), 1867. Grand in-folio (55*37 cm), en feuilles sous portefeuille d&#39;édition, couvertures, faux-titre, titre, 2 feuillets de liste des souscripteurs, 75-[1] pp.. Illustré de 76 planches lithographiées dont 14 chromolithographiées (qui comptent pour deux), de quelques figures dans le texte, de lettrines et de culs de lampe. Parmi les planches en couleurs, 3 d&#39;entre elles sont à sujet héraldique et représentent les armoiries des échevins célèbres et prévots de marchands en 96 écus armoriés. Ex-libris héraldique du comte de Jouvencel, gravé par Devambez. Salissures sur le portefeuille, déchirure réparée sur la couverture, petites rousseurs. Belle publication réalisée par l&#39;imprimeur lyonnais Louis Perrin. . (Catégories : Architecture Architecture civile )

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      Wien, Gerold&#39;s Sohn 1867-1871. Bde. 3, 4, 7. Mit 12 Chromolithogr. (dav. 10 gefalt.), 3 gefalt. Tonlithogr., 1 gefalt. lith. Taf. u. 4 Taf. in Holzschn. HLn.-Bde. Tit. gestemp. Bis auf Band 3 komplette mit allen Beilagen u. Panoramen ausgestattete Bände dieser frühen, seltenen Jahrgänge. - Unter den Mitarbeitern befanden sich Edm. v. Mojsovics, Jul. Payer, F. Simony, A. v. Ruthner, F. v. Hochstetter, C. Frhr. v. Czoernig, G. List, A. Pernold, K. P. Rosegger u.v.a. In Bd. 3 fehlen 9 (v. 11) Beilagen.

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        The poetical works of Lord Byronwith explanatory notes and a life of the author by Thomas Moore. Illustrated with numerous fine steel engravings embracing the principal female characters, landscape and historical subjects. 1st single vol. quarto edition

      New York : Johnson, Fry, 1867. 1st Edition in this form. All edges gilt. The plates are all tissue-guarded and each is captioned. Text in double colums. Very good copy in the original, full elaborately blind and gilt tooled and panelled calf. Professionally and period sympathetically re-backed with raised bands, spine-compartment tooling and the title blocked direct in gilt; very impressively finished. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Les Merveilles De La Science

      - Paris - Furne, Jouvetet Cie, 1867 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A facinating, complete four volume set of &#39;Les Mervielles de la Science&#39;, by Louis Figuier (1819-1894), a French scientist and writer. The collection gives a detailed explanation of technologies which were new to the era or which had been greatly improved upon within the years recent to the publication of these texts. Chapters include details on the Telegraph, Steam Machine, Steam Boat, New and Old Artillery and Ventillation. Figuieredited and published a yearbook from 1857 to 1894 L&#39;Anne scientifique et industrielle (or Expos annuel des travaux) in which he compiled an inventory of the scientific discoveries of the year (it was continued after his death until 1914). He was the author of numerous successful works: Les Grandes inventions anciennes et modernes (1861), Le Savant du foyer (1862), La Terre avant le dluge (1863) illustrated by douard Riou, La Terre et les mers (1864), Les Merveilles de la science (1867-1891). Influenced by Charles Lyell&#39;s Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man of 1863, the 1867 second edition of La Terre avant le dluge abandoned the Garden of Eden shown in the first edition, and included dramatic illustrations of savage men and women wearing animal skins and wielding stone axes. Includes a frontispeiceprotrait ofthe author,decorativetitle pagesandgreat number of in-text illustrations throughout. In French. Condition: In half morocco bindings with paper boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing, marks to the boardsand some general shelfwear to the top and tail of the spines. Internally, firmly bound, generally bright with some slight age toning and scattered spotting, mainly limitedto the first and last pages. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

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        Historia de las Indias de Nueva-Espana y islas de Tierra Firme, por el padre fray Diego Duran, religioso de la Orden de Predicadores, escritor del siglo XVI

      Mexico: Imprenta de J. M. Andrade y F. Escalante, ..., 1867-1880. *The price of this item HAS BEEN temporarily reduced until Sunday, July 19. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! (sale item) La publica con un Atlas de estampas, notas e illustraciones, Jose F. Ramirez, individuo de varias sociedades literarias nacionales y extranjeras.; first printed edition, from the mid-sixteenth century manuscript; small folio (leaves 30 cm. tall), Tomo I. Mexico: Imprenta de J. M. Andrade y F. Escalante, 1867, xvi, 535 pp. + Tomo II. Mexico: Imprenta de Ignacio Escalante, 1880, 304, [1], [1], 177 (Apendice. Explicacion del codice geroglifico de Mr. Aubin por Alfredo Chavero ...; Indice del tomo segundo.), [1], [1] (Al lector), [2] (blank leaf), [1] (index to Apendice) pp. + ... Atlas. Mexico: Imprenta de Ignacio Escalante, 1880 (but at least part of the Atlas was issued with the first volume, Sabin 21405 "The entire edition of the first volume, with the exception of a small number of copies, distributed privately by the author, as well as . Photos available upon request.

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      Paris, E. Dentu, 1867.. FIRST EDITION, 1867, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo, approximately 255 x 165 mm, 10 x 6½ inches, mounted photograph of Vidie as frontispiece, a few text illustrations, 408 pages plus 1 (Contents table), bound in contemporary half morocco, marbled sides, gilt dividing lines, raised bands with gilt rules and gilt lettering to spine, gilt top edges, marbled endpapers, silk marker. Very slight rubbing to 3 raised bands, upper corners slightly worn, frontispiece expertly reinserted on a tab, offsetting on title page, occasional slight pale foxing including on title page. Binding tight and firm. A very good copy of a scarce book. Born in Nantes (France), Lucien Vidie (1805-1866) began his career as a lawyer but soon turned to engineering, particularly the design of steam engines. The study of manometers awakened his interest in barometers. In c. 1844, he built and patented an efficient aneroid barometer. The instrument, however, did not meet with immediate success in France so he turned to the English market, where he was more fortunate. Auguste Laurant the author has inscribed the half-title: "Offert a M. Emil Gautier. Aug. Laurant 17 D. 67". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        The Last Chronicle of Barset

      London: Smith, Elder, 1867. First edition. 2 vols., 8vo. With 32 illustrations by George H. Thomas. Bound in original purple cloth, minor wear at head and tale of spine, else a very attractive copy. Sadleir, Trollope, pp. 72-72; Wolff 6874

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        Le Petit Prince (Limited, signed 1st Edition)

      The book is very near fine, and would be fine but for the bookplate and owner's gift inscription described below.  A very slight imperfection exists where pages 57/58 and 59/60 were separated manually as about an inch of the two leaves were left joined at the bottom edge. This was caused by a minor cutting error at the bindery. The book is bound in tan cloth and it is exceptionally clean.  There is only the slightest of rubbing to the tips and spine ends. Likewise, the interior of the book is clean. The dust wrapper is moderately tanned on the spine and edges, as usual for this book, and there are short splits at the spine folds at both top and bottom. The top edge of the back panel of the dust jacket got snagged at some point resulting in a "U" shaped tear that is about 3/4 inch wide at the widest and extends downward about an inch and a half, but is without loss of paper. The top of the front dust jacket flap is cut at a shallow angle to remove the price.  I believe this was done by the publisher as the Limited Edition and the trade edition shared the same dust jacket, and certainly the limited edition was NOT offered at the same price as the trade issue.  In the only image I have been able to find of another copy of the limited edition dj it shows identical trimming. The aforementioned bookplate is that of Alice C. D. Riley (1867-1955).  The bookplate is on the front pastedown endpaper aligned to the fore-edge and top edge so that it is hidden by the dust jacket flap when the book is first opened. This book was acquired from the Great granddaughter of the original owner.  The book was acquired at the time of publication by Miss Riley  who was a successful writer of children's song lyrics and plays.  Her most famous legacy is the song The Slumber Boat (also known as The American Cradle Song) written in collaboration with composer Jessie Gaynor.  The pair also collaborated on a series of very successful and widely adopted song books for American elementary schools, Songs of the Child World (Tiny Tunes Books). The bookplate is a simple b/w lithographic drawing, musically themed. It bears a quote of both notes and lyrics from her most famous work (The Slumber Boat). There is a long fountain pen gift inscription to Miss Riley's daughter, dated January 1951 saying :" ... This is the most charming fairy tale I know in the original French. My favorite part is from page 61 on about his flower and the advise of the fox."Saint-Exupery disappeared over the Med in 1944 while flying for the Free French Air Force in Africa.  His three most important books are  Wind, Sand and Stars (Winner of National Book Award), Night Flight and The Little Prince.  The latter was written in and first published in the USA, as he came here prior to Pearl Harbor to lobby for the US to enter the war.  With such a short span between publication and his July 1944 death, opportunities to sign this little masterpiece were very few. This French language edition was limited to 260 numbered signed copies of which this is number 55.  (The ltd/signed English language edition was about twice that size). It is signed on the Limitation Page by the author.

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        The Works of Charles Dickens

      - Chapman and Hall - Dickens, 1867 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound collection of the novels of Charles Dickens. Containing The Pickwick Papers, Dombey and Son, Our Mutual Friend, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Little Dorrit, Oliver Twist/A Tale of Two Cities, Christmas Books, The Old Curiosity Shop, The Personal History of David Copperfield, Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, Bleak House, Martin Chuzzlewit, and Sketches by Boz. With four hundred and twenty-eight plates throughout by eminent artists, including &#39;Phiz&#39;, R. Seymour, Marcus Stone, S. L. Fildes, Landseer, Maclise, Stanfield, Stone, Doyle, Leech, Tennel,andCattermole (collated complete). With tipped-in newspaper clippings about each work throughout. Dickens was regarded as the &#39;literary colossus&#39; of his age. His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, is one of the most influential works ever written, and it remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. His creative genius has been praised by fellow writersfrom Leo Tolstoy to G. K. Chesterton and George Orwellfor its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism. Fifteen volumes bound in fourteen. Bookplate of R. C. Mount to front pastedowns. Condition: In half-morocco bindings. Externally sound, though rubbed, with wear to spines. Two joints of twenty-eight starting. Internally, bindings are slightly strained, with some pages working loose and some plates detached. Front hinges strained (Chistmas Works and David Copperfield very tender, and held by cords only. Some closed tears and chipping to plates. Pages are quite bright, with some scattered light spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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      London: Book-Worm. 1867-1871. tall 8vo., contemporary half blue calf with marbled paper covered boards, top edges gilt (signed bindings by Zaehnsdorf). iv,188; iv,188; iv,188; iv,188 pages.. 4 volumes (of 5 total). Ulrich & Kup p.17. Volumes two to five (of five total published). "A scholarly digest of bibliographical information. Significant notes on early printing and illustration." From the reference library of the Zaehnsdorf Company with a commemorative booklabel loosely inserted. With the bookplate of the Zaehnsdorf Company. Rubbed along hinges.

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      [Washington. 1867].. 39pp. plus large color folding map. Modern maroon cloth, gilt maroon morocco label. Minor dust soiling in text. Map bright and clean. Overall very good. An application to Congress by the Northern Pacific Railroad, headed by Minnesota railroad magnate James J. Hill, for federal aid to support the Railroad&#39;s expansion to the West Coast. The petition reviews the railroad&#39;s original charter and includes an impressive color folding map, "Map of the Country from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean," which illustrates the railroad&#39;s route from Duluth to Seattle and Portland. This map was originally produced to accompany Edwin Johnson&#39;s report on the feasibility of the railroad. This is one of the finest maps of the region traversed to be issued up to this time, and was produced by Colton in New York, not by the government. Wheat devotes several pages to discussing it, noting that "the detail of such a map defies cataloging." Above the map appears an elevation chart for the same distance. A fine account of railroad expansion in the Northwest. Rare. Not on OCLC. MIDLAND NOTES 68- 164. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 1169.

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        The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Sketches

      NY: C.H. Webb, 1867. True 1st, with all points noted; ad leaf in front, unbroken type on pp. 21, 66, 198. 12mo, green cloth, a vg+ copy with few flaws; the bevelled corners are bent in a bit, the spine ends crinkled, the front board has a sm. spot of discoloration near the foreedge. The gilt is very little faded and not at all rubbed. The worst flaw is on the title page; the page of ads had once been stuck to it, and there is a very thin strip of transferred paper about 1.5" long just below the author&#39;s name; also the &#39;A&#39; of &#39;Twain&#39; is broken a bit. The endpapers are almost perfect, and every page of text very clean; there is a binding flaw, a misfolded corner on p. 26.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

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        The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Stories

      New York: C. H. Webb, 1867 First edition of the author&#39;s first book, published in an edition of only 1000 copies, first issue with the one page publisher&#39;s advertisement at front and unbroken type on pages 21, 66 and 198. Original publisher&#39;s plum beveled cloth, with gilt frog at lower left corner of the front cover, frog in blind to lower left corner of the rear cover, spine and cover lettered in gilt. Some wear and light fraying to extremities, spine ends lightly chipped, gilt dimmed, spine lightly faded, front hinge cracked and secure, endpapers lightly toned and slightly chipped, else very good copy, free of any repairs. Housed in a custom quarter-leather folding case.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

      [Bookseller: B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA]
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      New York: C. H. Webb, 1867. First edition. Near Fine. Second printing with no advertisement leaf preceding title page and broken type in "this" on the last line p. 198. BAL 3310. An excellent, Near Fine copy of the book in bright plum-colored cloth with minor wear at the spine extremities and with the front hinge repaired, otherwise tight and clean. Laid in is a card signed, "Truly Yours | S L Clemens | Mark Twain | Jan &#39;95." Twain&#39;s first book, collecting 27 short works which had previously been published in various magazines and newspapers. The title story was immensely popular with readers in its day and was the first taste of real success for Twain as a writer, launching his career. Included in the Zamorano 80. Housed in a custom slipcase with chemise. Near Fine.

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        (Idylls of the King) Vivian [bound together with] Guinevere

      London: Edward Moxon,, 1867. Illustrated by Gustav Doré. 2 volumes, bound in 1, folio (410 × 300 mm). Contemporary red morocco for Hatchard&#39;s, spine gilt in compartments, boards gilt panelled with fleur-de-lis cornerpieces and green onlay, marbled endpapers, gilt floral roll to turn-ins, all edges gilt. 2 frontispieces and 16 plates by Doré. A few small marks to binding, some minor spotting to contents and offsetting from plates. Excellent condition. A handsome volume containing two of the Arthurian poems in Tennyson&#39;s Idylls of the King, Vivian and Guinevere. These two poems, each focusing on Arthur&#39;s downfall as perpetuated by the moral shortcomings of women, were among the first four of the Idylls published in 1855. All twelve poems of the complete cycle would not be published until 1885.

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      New York: Haney & Co., 1867. First Edition. wraps. Light foxing to some pages, heaviest on the bulked fore-edge of the text and the first few pages. Small tears at the spine tips. The front cover has a small stain and a few neat, professional repairs. Still a Near Fine copy of a scarce and important baseball book. Small octavo (3-3/4" x 5-7/8") in the original green wraps depicting three ballplayers on the front holding a bat and examining the rule book; [ii], 139, [iii] pages, plus covers. The issue published just nine years earlier in 1858 was the FIRST OFFICIAL BASEBALL RULE BOOK. Its author, Henry Chadwick, was the sport's first great journalist and a leading figure in the development of the game. Illustrated with about a dozen engravings in the text including full-page depictions of a regulation baseball field and a baseball pitcher. Includes not just rules but much advice on how to form and manage a club as well as specific hints on how to field, pitch, and bat. With several pages on how to play baseball on the ice! Owner name of E. S. Hughes of South Trenton, New York in light pencil on the top of the front cover and title page.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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        The Illustrated London News. 1867 - (01 - 12). January to December. BOUND IN TWO VOLUMES

      London.: Illustrated London News.. 1867.. TWO BOUND VOLUMES. 1867 year of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 660+724pp, Index to Engravings for Vol. L, 16 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities rubbed, leather spine has deteriorated with pieces missing, front hinges/joints split but still attached and rear boards detached on both volumes. Interior tight and clean with occasional light foxing, missing three leaves (pp 45/46 and 271-274) all croquet related, soft creases to a few pages, a few loose pages. FEATURES: Paris International Exhibition, issues depict the Opening onwards with numerous illustrations (volume two carries on with topic to closing of exhibition). VOLUME L includes SINGLE PAGE ENGRAVINGS: Travelling between Vera Cruz and Mexico City; The Great Fire at Yokohama, Japan, Viewed from the Bluff (with text in upper and lower margins); images from the Atlantic Yacht Race; The Bourse, Paris and The Little Bourse, Paris; The Intercolonial Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia; The Holborn Valley Viaduct; The Oxford Crew and The Cambridge Crew (with article on the University Boat Race between them); The Reporters&#39; Room and The Reporters&#39; Gallery at the House of Commons; two views of Cairo; HALF PAGE ENGRAVINGS: The Fire at the Crystal Palace; Halt of British and Japanese Troops on a Field-Day Near Yokohama; Scene from "Antony and Cleopatra" (with Miss Glyn); DOUBLE PAGE ENGRAVINGS (tipped in): City of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand (accompanying article on page 342); Interior of the Proposed Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences, Kensington; ARTICLES: Capture of a Slave Ship off Madagascar, Africa: Bechuana Camp on Vaal River. VOLUME LI includes: Extensive coverage of Paris International Exhibition including articles on military, plus articles on telegraphy and artillery (Krupp Gun), manufacture of extensive range of goods from trains to porcelain, issues cover the exhibition through to closing; DOUBLE PAGE ENGRAVING (tipped in): Naval review at Spithead; Cape Town...Viewed by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh (top half of both pages only); FULL PAGE ENGRAVINGS: images from the Paris Exhibition, Visit of the Tycoon of Japan, Steamer Euphrates, Bhootan and Mandalay, Dundee City View, English Railway Surveying Party Cutting a Road from Lake Nicaragua to the Atlantic, Incidents of Hop-Gathering (two pages), Unloading Tea Ships in the East India Docks, Arab Horses, Prize Dogs, Prize Animals at the Smithfield Club Cattle Show, etc. .

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      1867 - HAVERTY, Martin. THE HISTORY OF IRELAND, FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME; DERIVED FROM NATIVE ANNALS, AND FROM THE RESEARCHES OF DR. O'DONOVAN, PROFESSOR EUGENE CURRY, THE REV. C. P. MEEHAN, DR. R. R. MADDEN, AND OTHER EMINENT SCHOLARS; AND FROM ALL THE RESOURCES OF IRISH HISTORY NOW AVAILABLE. New York: Thomas Farrell & Son, 1867. First edition. Owner's name stamped in gilt on front cover under vignette. 838 pp. + 18 pp. index. Thick 4to., dark brown morocco, beveled boards, raised bands, gilt vignettes, ornaments to covers, gilt edges. Spine gilt slightly faded but still legible. Moderate shelfwear to edges of boards only, joints slightly rubbed, small chip to leather on top of bevel on rear board, barely noticeable. Light foxing to endpapers, frontispiece margins, engraved title page. Moderate foxing in the text and interior plates, mostly to margins. A lovely copy, rare in such good condition.

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company, ABAA]
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