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        RAILROAD COMMUNICATION WITH THE PACIFIC, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD, OF CALIFORNIA: THE CHARACTER OF THE WORK, ITS PROGRESS, RESOURCES, EARNINGS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS, AND THE ADVANTAGES OF ITS FIRST MORTAGE BONDS

      Hosford & Sons, Stationers and Printers, New York 1867 - Encourages investment, through Fisk and Hatch, Bankers, in first mortgage bonds of the Central Pacific Railroad for the continued construction of the first transcontinental railroad across the US. Cites potential development of the western states and territories and future benefits of investment. 20 pages with large folded map. Oringinally issued in printed wrappers, this copy was later professionally bound in hardcover with original covers included. Hand colored map shows highlighted rail lines for through connections from the east to the west coast. One very short edge tear to the map. Overall, a very good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        40 Miles Around New York

      New York,, 1867. Hardcover. Very Good. 22 ¾ x 17 inches. With original red covers, separate; bright original color; some light offsetting, else fine condition. An unusual, scarce, two-sided map, one a large, striking map of the metropolitan region covering a radius of 40 miles in all directions from Manhattan, and the other a street plan of the city and the immediately adjoining areas. The maps, especially the former, reflect the vibrancy of the dynamic, post-Civil War city, as the city and its surrounding area can already be envisioned as an interconnected, single region, unified by a dense network of rail lines and roads. While this map still shows topography to some extent, this kind of detail has receded into the background just as its relevance had. The street plan, which also includes most of Brooklyn, Hoboken, and Jersey City, also has a transportation focus in the showing the numerous ferry routes connecting New York City and its surrounding areas. Haskell 1173.

      [Bookseller: Martayan Lan, Inc.]
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        Speech on the Cession of Russian America to the United States

      Congressional Globe, Washington 1867 - Transcript of Sumner's important speech on the new US territory of Alaska, 'Seward's Folly', describing the nature, character, and prospects of the place. Includes the scarce large folding map by Adolf Lindenkohl, apparently the first to use the name Alaska for the area. Howes S-1134. The map is the stated second edition, May, 1867; which added several details including the inset maps of the Sitka area and overview. Disbound from a collection of pamplets, edges trimmed, no loss of text; spine messy; label pasted to first page; light tanning & foxing; map delicate, torn and mended with archival tape, some browning at edges & creases. Text clean; 48 pages. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        A Series Of Selected Designs For Country Residences, Entrance Lodges, Farm Offices, Cottages, &c With remarks upon Site, Soil, Ornamental Planting, Water, Drainage, Sewerage, Construction, &c.,

      London: Longmans, Green, Reader And Dyer, et al, 1867. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. blue cloth decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. Very good./No Dust Jacket. 34 pages in text. Thirty-three lithographic plates, a few tinted, some double-paged, include plans to scale and elevations. The dedication is to H.R.H. the late Prince Consort, the Earl of Leicester for whom Dean erected designs herein with particular emphasis on promoting the prosperity of tenants and the comfort of laborers. Designs are eclectic adaptations of Old English and Tudor style primarily for large country estates with ancillary out buildings. Plates predominately clean, a few with dampstains in margins, corners backstrip head and foot and extremity wear.

      [Bookseller: Royoung bookseller, Inc.]
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        THE WHARVES, PIERS AND SLIPS BELONGING TO THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 1868. [Volume I:] EAST RIVER. [Volume II:] NORTH RIVER

      New York: The New York Printing Company, 1867-1868.. Both volumes with lithographic titlepage made up from various decorative typefaces within a decorative border, followed by lithographic list of "The Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of the City of New York." Volume I: [17]pp. of text followed by sixty-six lithographic plans, printed in red and black, and handcolored in blue and pink, each preceded by a single page of letterpress explanation (twenty-one of these pages printed in black and red). Volume II: [8]pp. of text followed by sixty- five lithographic plans, printed in red and black, and handcolored in blue and pink, each preceded by a single page of letterpress explanation (twenty- one of these pages printed in black and red). Oblong quarto. Contemporary green three quarter morocco and cloth, spines and front boards gilt. Expertly rebacked, with original spines laid down. A bit of occasional light offsetting, else internally quite clean and neat. Very good. Both volumes of this comprehensive survey of the waterfront of New York at the end of the Civil War: an important historical document and a spectacular example of American color printing. As is noted in the preface, by 1867 many of New York City's "Wharves, Piers and Slips...[had] become so much out of repair and dilapidated as to be almost unfit for use, not only preventing any adequate revenue being derived there from, but producing serious injury to the commerce" of the city. The Commissioners of the Sinking Fund of the City of New York (headed by Mayor John T. Hoffman) adopted the proposals put forward by Peter B. Sweeny and commissioned Wesley Smith, John C. Frazier, and Joseph T. Martin to urgently prepare a report on the value and state of the wharves, piers and slips, and to estimate the cost of repairing and even extending them. Their report that deals with the East River and the North (i.e. Hudson) River, with a volume devoted to each waterway. In the introduction they mention how important the piers are to the economic prosperity of the city, how the contract system of rebuilding and repairing the waterfront was not working and was open to abuse (rotten timbers or timbers of the wrong size being used, structures falling down shortly after their construction, etc.). The introduction of the East River volume ends with a summary of the estimated financial benefits of repairing and extending the wharves, piers, and slips: "present value," $15,793,500; "cost of repair," $1,119,185; "value when repaired," $18,707,400; "cost of extending," $791,550; "value when extended," $20,377,100. This is then followed by eleven pages of estimates for individual structures. The second section of each volume contains "Plans and Explanations", consisting of a total of 131 fine plans, drawn to scales that range from sixty feet to the inch, to 200 feet to the inch. Each plan includes an integral title, the names of nearby streets, a plan of the structure with measurements and an indication of any proposed alterations, together with occasional notes about the materials used in the construction, as well as figures printed in red indicating the "depth of water in feet at low tide." Facing each plan is a printed note of the various estimates, as well as occasional relevant notes concerning disputes of ownership, etc. The book is beautifully produced: carefully laid out using attractive and legible typography with fascinating lithographic plans that make highly effective use of color printing allied with hand-coloring. An excellent example of late 19th-century design, which is also an important record of the maritime aspect of New York history. This set belonged to the New York journalist of the post- Civil War era, Francis A. Mallison, with his name stamped in gilt on the front board (though a previous owner has attempted to efface the name). OCLC 12820245.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        The Last Chronicle of Barset (First Edition)

      London: Smith, Elder, & Co. / J.B. Lippincott Company, 1867. FIRST EDITION in two 8vo volumes, half green calf with raised bands compartmented and gilt blind stamp decorated and morocco labels and marbled boards. Scarce. With thirty-two plates, plus thirty-two vignettes in the text. Some copies of this book have two pages of ads at the end of Volume II. This copy does not, but Sadleir states that these ads did not appear in many copies. Moderate wear to extremities. Overall a VERY GOOD set. 'I regard this as the best novel I have written. there is a true savour of English life all through the book'. The last of the six chronicles of the fictional Barsetshire, this work severed his working relationship with Millais, who was rejected in favour of George Smith. It is most famous for the stunning death scene of Mrs. Proudie, a literary coup de grace that Trollope later claimed to regret, despite its enormous and resonant impact on readers.. First Edition. Half Calf Leather. Very Good. Illus. by George H. Thomas. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.

      [Bookseller: Ziern-Hanon Galleries]
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        ANNALS OF A QUIET NEIGHBOURHOOD (Triple-Decker)

      London: Hurst & Blackett, 1867. Three volumes, first editions, 20 x 12cm (8vos), in publisher's green sand-grain cloth w/blind borders to covers & gilt titles & borders to spines, a.e. untrimmed, chocolate ep.s, [i-vi], [1] 2-386; [i-vi], [1] 2-321 [322]; & [i-viii], [1] 2-276 pp., +16pp. publ. adverts (dated Oct. 1866, the final 4 leaves unopened) to rear of Vol. III. Printed by Ballantyne & Co., Edinburgh. Bindings Very Good (hinges cracked & moderate dampstains to ep.s); contents Near-Fine. Bulloch 688, Shaberman 28.

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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        [Japanese Interest] Children's Books. Two Rice Paper Story Boos, Wood Block Printed

      Tokyo, n.d. [before 1867]. First Editions. 12mo. Offered here are two fragile Edo-Period Japanese Story Books, printed before 1867 with superb color woodblock printed covers. Both profusely illustrated with black and white line drawings. Very fine. Rare seen in this condition.

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Galignani's New Paris Guide, For 1867. Revised and Verified by Personal Inspection, and Arranged on an Entirely New Plan. Contents. Preface. Part I. General Information, Advice to Travellers, Comparative Tables of French and English Weights and Measures, Money, Thermometrical Scales, etc. Tables of French and English Duties; Physical and Social Statistics; Laws affecting Foreigners; Historical Notice of Paris its new Division, Government and Public Institutions. Part II. Description of Paris by Walks; Edifices, Curiosities, etc. Part III. Places of Public Amusement. Part IV. Environs of Paris. Part V. Paris Directory; Addresses of Ambassadors, etc. List of Bankers, Tradesmen, etc; List of Streets; Index

      Paris: A. and W. Galignai..., [1867]. 8vo, 164 x 93 mms., pp. [vii], xxii [xxiii - "To Visitors," xxiv blank], 612, xii, folding engraved (by Erhard) map in four colours, 608 x 441 mms., fitted in pocket between front cover and following board, 3 folding plans within text (of the Cemetery of Pere las Chaise, Bois De Boulogne, and Versailles), 20 full-page engraved plates, contemporary embossed aniline-style calf,gilt spine (creased); spine slightly defective at front join (probably from removing and replacing map), top and base of spine chipped, but a good copy. plates opposite pages 144, 155, 176, 178, 199, 205, 219, 234, 241, 284, 298, 322, 324, 341, 359, 374, 444, 502, 529, 552.

      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books]
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        SPEECH OF HON. CHARLES SUMNER, OF MASSACHUSETTS, ON THE CESSION OF RUSSIAN AMERICA TO THE UNITED STATES

      Washington. 1867.. 48pp., printed in double columns, plus large folding colored map. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers a bit worn at extremities. Old tideline in upper outer corner throughout, scattered light foxing. Very good. The map is in fine condition. In a cloth clamshell case, leather label. A discourse by Sumner on the history and state of Russian America, which had just become the American territory of Alaska. Secretary of State William Seward, the architect of the purchase, praised Sumner's speech for accurately representing Alaska's great potential. The map, which is usually lacking, is of the greatest importance, being the first published version of the cession area, a region amounting to one-third of the lower forty-eight states. It is widely believed to be the first map to use the name "Alaska." HOWES S1134. LADA-MOCARSKI 159. TOURVILLE 4391. WICKERSHAM 4128.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        THE CLAVERINGS

      1867. [Parrish / Sadleir / Currie copy] With Sixteen Illustrations by M. Ellen Edwards. In Two Volumes. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1867. 2 pp undated ads in each volume. Original green cloth elaborately decorated in blind and gilt, beveled. First Edition of these adventures of Harry Clavering, beginning with Julia Brabazon jilting him in favor of a wealthy old debauchee.~It is a novel of atmosphere, and the atmosphere is of that sort very dangerous for the English novelist...; the green-lighted, close-scented gambling rooms, the shabby adventures of half-deserted spas, the shelving beaches of foreign watering-places, concealed accents, stolen passports, impoverished counts and impertinent ladies' maids... [Walpole, quoted in Gerould] ~Trollope himself later recalled that "I consider the story as a whole to be good, though I am not aware that the public ever corroborated that verdict." There were no subsequent two-volume editions following this first one.~Sadleir notes two very similar binding variants: one with the cloth stamped in gilt and in black, and the other identical except that the black stamping is replaced by blind-stamping. This copy is of the latter variant. Sadleir opines~I do not know which style is earlier, but would, on general principles, incline to favour that with the additional black-blocking. Not only is it less frequently found than the [blind-stamped] one above described, but publishers tend to simplify rather than to elaborate a binding design for economy's sake if for no other reason. ~Condition is bright and very nearly fine (the slightest of wear at the extremities, minor damage to the front endpapers (from the bookplates! -- see below)). ~This is a copy with an amazing provenance -- as the front endpaper of each volume bears the bookplates of (1) Roger Cunliffe, (2) Morris Parrish; (3) Michael Sadleir, and (4) Barton Currie. Cunliffe is quite likely from the family that later (in 1914) was admitted to the peerage; Parrish (1867-1944) was a book collector and bibliographer (for example VICTORIAN LADY NOVELISTS), whose personal library of Victorian literature is now reconstructed at Princeton; Sadleir (1888-1957) was -- and remains -- the primary bibliographer of Trollope, as well as of 19th Century literature (this is his early rampant-lion bookplate; we have also handled the Bradley Martin copy, in the binding stamped in black, which also bears Sadleir's later (small oval) bookplate); and Currie (1877-1962) was the prominent book collector who also wrote FISHERS OF BOOKS. In addition, this copy bears the penciled signature of Walter Smith, who has recently published the bibliography of Trollope's American editions. It's a quinfecta! Sadleir (TROLLOPE) 27.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman]
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        DEALINGS WITH THE FAIRIES

      1867. London: Alexander Strahan, 1867. 4 pp ads dated December 1866. Original green cloth ornately decorated in black and gilt, all page edges gilt. First Edition of MacDonald's famous collection of original fairy tales for children. Though not mentioned on the title page, the volume includes twelve plates by Arthur Hughes. The five tales involving fairies are: "The Light Princess," "The Giant's Heart," "The Shadows," "Cross Purposes" and "The Golden Key." The first three had appeared within MacDonald's 1864 novel ADELA CATHCART, and "Cross Purposes" had been in the Christmas 1862 "Beeton's Christmas Annual"; the last in this volume, "The Golden Key" (one of MacDonald's best-known), appears here for the first time. Within five years, MacDonald would follow this up with two book-length fairy tales, AT THE BACK OF THE NORTH WIND and THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN -- and, a few years later, with the sequel to the latter, THE PRINCESS AND CURDIE. ~MacDonald has frequently been compared with his good friend Charles Dodgson, a.k.a. Lewis Carroll: both were poets and novelists, both were keenly interested in drama, and both were "struggling with a religious inheritance they could not fully accommodate" [Cohen] (both were clergymen without an ecclesiastical appointment). In fact, Dodgson asked MacDonald and his wife to read the draft of ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, and to read it to their children, before deciding whether or not to have it published. ~Encouragement to publish the story came from Mr. & Mrs. George MacDonald, friends whose taste and judgment he trusted. As the MacDonalds read the draft, they probably recognized elements of George MacDonald's PHANTASTES, his 1858 fairy tale, which Charles knew well. [Cohen] (Shaberman in fact devotes a whole chapter to the MacDonald/Carroll relationship, and provides specific examples of passages in PHANTASTES... such as the hero going down a perpendicular tunnel in search of a white lady -- he had already met a white rabbit.) ~This is a bright, near-fine copy (a tiny nick in the spine head, one very faint droplet-mark, occasional light thumbing of the pages, one gathering slightly proud). This book, intended for children and yet delicate in its construction, is now quite scarce in this condition about 150 years later. Sadleir 1475 (in blue rather than green cloth, though with the same Dec. 1866 ads); Wolff 4283 (in green cloth, but with Dec. 1868 ads); Shaberman 31 (mentions only green cloth and Dec. 1866 ads).

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        Life and Work at the Great Pyramid 3 Vols

      Edmonston and Douglas, Edinburgh, Scotland 1867 - First Publisher. Set is in Good condition. Gilt lettering and Illustrations on covers and spines. Small stain on spine of volume 2. Guilt is bright and complete. Protected in Mylar. Edge wear along covers. Inside covers are clean with no inscriptions, labels or bookmarks. Binding is solid with no splits. Former signature on title pages. Otherwise, Interior is crisp, bright, clean, without notations, underlining, highlighting, or other marks. Odor-free. NOT X-Lib. NO remainder marks. A remarkably preserved set!.Email for list of Bibliographies sited, photos of the book or further condition details. Illustrations: Egyptian symbol drawings. Charts. Tabular data. Plates: 38 full page plates. 5 woodcuts. Postscript of additional material. Index: General. A classic in the field of speculative pyramid studies. Smyth's 3-volumes have been reissued many times in abridged editions, most cheaply printed. This is the original set, complete, and published in 1867. "Smyth was one of the first authors to do a systematic study of the Great Pyramid and to attempt concrete mathematical correlations between its measurements and astronomy, physics, and history. This is a controversial work which forms the basis for much 20th century pyramidology"-ID. A wonderful set! [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        FATHERS AND SONS

      New York: Leypoldt & Holt, 1867. First English language edition. Translated from the Russian by Eugene Schuyler. This copy Very Good or a little better with blue boards mottled and small loss to the cloth at the lower spine. Internally the book is tight, with uncracked hinges and page block, pencil bookseller notations on end papers and light to moderate foxing throughout, as is common. & & Originally published in Russia in 1862, this book remains the author's most important literary contribution. It tracks the growing divide between generations of Russians who adopt western theories first of liberalism then nihilism. As with many other works of this period, it also follows the emotional growth and love interests of parallel characters. It's influence can be felt in later works by Tolstoy and Dostoevsky as well as numerous western authors. Along with Gogol's "Dead Souls," this work is considered one of the earliest modern Russian novels.

      [Bookseller: Whitmore Rare Books]
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        Journal d'un voyage dans l'Inde anglaise, à Java, dans l'archipel des Moluques, sur les côtes méridionales de la Chine, à Ceylan (1864)

      Paris: Firmin Didot frères, fils et Cie, 1867. Livre. Très bon. Demi-cuir. Ed. originale. In-8. Firmin Didot frères, fils et Cie, Paris, 1867. 2 tomes reliés en un volume. 18 x 24,5 cm (R), in-8°, XXXII pp. + 407 pp. & (4 pp.) + 472 pp. ; avec 4 planches hors texte : 1 planche lithographiée et coloriée (le Taj-Mahal à Agra du côté de la Jumna), 1 planche lithographiée en noir (Un éléphant porteur de reliques, et chefs kandiens à Ceylan), toutes deux placées en frontispice de chaque tome, et deux photographies originales contrecollées (Tombe d'Akmud Oud Doula, Agra et Vue de l'intérieur de la Chaïtya, grottes de Karli), reliure demi basane fauve, dos à 5 nerfs orné de fers dorés avec pièces de titre olive et grenat, tranches mouchetées. Rare récit d'un voyage de 11 mois fait à travers l'Asie par un homme de 67 ans ("touriste âgé" comme il se définit). Les bibliographes (Cordier, Bib. sinica, p. 2130 ; Numa Broc, Asie, pp. 140-141) ne nous apprennent rien sur l'auteur, dont on ignore jusqu'au prénom. Homme du Second Empire, il est fasciné par la modernité et la vitesse (la distance qu'il parcourt en moins d'un an est impressionnante) et fort admiratif de la civilisation britanique et de la colonisation anglaise. Son ouvrage fourmille de renseignements utiles au voyageur (prix et durée des transports, description des hôtels...) et de descriptions pittoresques. Très bel exemplaire, la reliure étant lég. frottée mais très solide, l'intérieur très frais..

      [Bookseller: Des livres autour (Julien Mannoni)]
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        Lyra Elegantiarum: A collection of some of the best specimens of vers de societe and vers d'occasion in the English language by deceased authors. Edited by Frederick Locker

      London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1867. First edition, first issue. Hardcover. Good. London: Edward Moxon & Co., 1867. First edition, first issue. xx,360pp. §This is the original issue, hastily recalled by the publisher, containing poems by Walter Savage Landor issued without permission. The anthology was immediately reissued without them. WILLIAM JOHNSON CORY'S COPY, with ink inscription to half-title reading, "Wm Johnson from Lady Winchilsea received two days after leaving Haverholme Jan[.]y 9 1867". Cory was dismissed from Eton under a cloud of scandal in 1872, publicly changing his name from Johnson to Cory at the same time. Front free endpaper bears the inscription "William Johnson, Halsdon [Cory's inherited Devonshire home]" in black ink - hard to discern as the endpapers are a shade of dark green. Two pencilled textual annotations, perhaps in Cory's hand, and a lengthy pencilled note to verso of front free endpaper concerning the bibliographical details of this suppressed edition, in what seems to be the same hand. Original brown cloth with gilt fleur-de-lys decoration to spine & upper cover, and the same design in blind to lower board. An unsophisticated copy, spine showing wear, lower hinge slightly weak. (**This item will require special carriage arrangements - please contact us directly via e-mail or telephone for further details and to order**).

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        Eglises de bourgs et villages.

      Morel, P, 1867 - 2 tomes en 1 volume in folio en feuilles sous chemise d'éditeur. 20 livraisons renfermant 100 planches gravées.

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        DEALINGS WITH THE FAIRIES

      London: Alexander Strahan, 1867.  First edition, 13.5 x 10.5cm (16mo), expertly rebound in dark green sand-grain cloth w/original spine & cover cloth laid down, a.e.g., pale blue ep.s, 308 [viii] pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 11 full-page wood engraved plates by the Dalziels after Hughes, +4pp. publ. adverts (dated Dec. 1866) to rear.  Printed by J. & W. Rider, London.  Inscribed to recto of frontis.: "Amy Williams from Aunt Augusta, May 1867."  Binding Very Good (darkened spot to rear cover); contents Very Good (occas. lt. spotting).  White 116, Reid 7 (comments on its rarity) & 92, Bulloch 693, Sadleir 1475, Fredeman 93.8, Ray 175, Wolff II p.62 (7) & 4283, Shaberman 31, de Beaumont 191, Goldman 296.

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        Wood Mosses

      Thomas J. Stafford New Haven: Thomas J. Stafford. 1867. First. First edition. All edges gilt. Very good plus. Signed by the author. A scarce volume of verse, apparently the only book by this 19th Century woman poet. .

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        POEMS AND LETTERS

      London: The Chiswick Press, 1867. First Edition. Illustrated with four original sepia toned photographs, mounted. 4to, beautifully bound in fine full red morocco, the covers with triple gilt fillet lines at the borders, the spine richly gilt incorporating central floral tools within elaborate panel designs, the compartments separated by raised bands gilt ruled, one compartment lettered in gilt, finely tooled gilt turnovers, dentelles gilt and a.e.g., marbled endleaves. xvi, 415, [1 colophon] pp. A fine copy, fresh and clean internally and with the binding in fine order and very well preserved with very minimal evidence of aging. BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED AT THE CHISWICK PRESS AND WITH THE ADDITION OF FOUR VERY EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS TIPPED IN. Included is Thomas Grays masterpiece, one of the best-loved eighteenth-century English poems, and certainly among the most influential single works of poetry -- “An Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard”. Additionally there are a profusion of the other poems written by the author as well as notes on the poems. Forty five of Gray’s letters are also included.

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        THE GREAT SOUTHWEST, OR PLAIN GUIDE FOR EMIGRANTS AND CAPITALISTS, EMBRACING A DESCRIPTION OF THE STATES OF MISSOURI AND KANSAS...WITH INCIDENTS OF TWO YEARS' TRAVEL AND RESIDENCE IN MISSOURI AND KANSAS

      St. Louis. 1867.. 115,[9]pp. plus folding map. Original maroon cloth, gilt-stamped cover. Moderate foxing, contemporary pencil ownership signature on front pastedown. Very good. "The work is a well-written guide containing a great deal of information. It obviously was written to promote settlement in Kansas and Missouri...half of the contents concern Kansas" - Dary. "Pages 60-105 give an account of Nicely's travels and residence in this country over a two year period. His visits via horseback to the Cherokee Neutrals Lands, as well as his camping trip to Arkansas, are informative and interesting giving a picture of conditions there soon after the close of the Civil War" - Graff. The map shows the early development of the railroad system in Kansas, most of the settlement still in eastern Kansas, and the Cherokee Neutral Lands in southeastern Kansas unsettled. HOWES N134. GRAFF 3021. RADER 2484. SABIN 55165. DARY 112.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, LATE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF WILLIAM H. SEWARD, SECRETARY OF STATE, AND FREDERICK W. SEWARD, ASSISTANT SECRETARY, ON THE EVENING OF THE 14TH OF APRIL, 1865

      Washington.: Government Printing Office., 1867. ...OR "TRIBUTES OF THE NATIONS TO ABRAHAM LINCOLN"... [xxx], 930pp... Modern rebacking in cordovan leather with original boards, leather corners, original leather spine label of title in gilt lettering laid down on new spine, marbled text block and endpapers... Frontispiece illustrated with B/W engraved portrait of Lincoln... "Expressions of condolence and sympathy inspired by these events" from all over the world... Authorized by Congress for copies to be sent to each corporation, association or public body whose expressions of sympathy were published inside... This is the third and largest volume to be published (one each in 1865, 1866, and 1867)... This copy has an interesting provenance: it was inscribed and sent in July 1870 to J. M. Cornell of Cornell Iron Works, New York City by Judge Noah Davis, appointed U.S. Disctrict Attorney in New York on July 15, 1870; Davis was the presiding justice at the trials of William "Boss" Tweed, the New York City Tammany Hall ringmaster. Tweed was indicted on charges of conspiracy, perjury, and larceny in 1872. Davis fined Tweed $12,750 and sentenced him to 12 years in prison. In 1875, Davis' sentence was pronounced illegal and Tweed was released from prison, however Davis immediately had him re-arrested on civil charges with the city of New York seeking to recover 6 million dollars in stolen funds from Tweed. Davis set his bail this time at 3 million dollars and Tweed spent the remainder of his life in jail... Clean interior... Secure binding... Heavy volume, additional shipping and handling will apply... . First Edition.. Hard Cover.. Very Good -. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Visible Speech: The Science of Universal Alphabetics; Self-Interpreting Physiological Letters, for the writing of all languages in one alphabet. Illustrated by tables, diagrams, and examples. Inaugural Edition

      London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co [et al.], 1867. First edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. With sixteen lithographic plates of the “Visible Speech” alphabet, plus numerous figures in text. Small chips on extremities of spine, but a remarkably fine, tight copy. Housed later quarter brown morocco slipcase and chemise. Original brown textured cloth. Covers ruled in blind, front cover and spine stamped in gilt. Large octavo. 126, [4, ads] pp. Alexander Melville Bell (1819-1905) was the father of Alexander Graham Bell. This book is dedicated to another son, Edward Charles Bell (1848-1867), “one of the first proficients in ‘visible speech.’” Alexander Melville’s alphabet was designed to mimic the physiological shapes and positions of the mouth and tongue in forming sounds. In actual use, it proved hopelessly complicated and was abandoned, but not before Alexander Graham Bell used it to teach deaf mutes to speak.

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        Oeuvres de GERBERT pape sous le nom de Sylvestre II, collationnées sur le manuscrits, précédées de sa biographie, suivies de notes critiques & historiques

      F. Thibaud 1867 in 8° grande, pp. 6 nn., CCV, 607; bross. edit. verde con cornici ai piatti. Ediz. critica, basata su mm. manoscritti, della vita e delle opere di questo personaggio di primo piano della cultura medievale, studioso di matematica e astronomia, le sue conoscenze erano cos? vaste da farle sospettare demoniache; vol. parzialmente intonso, ill. con schemi e tabelle n.t. e con tavv. ripieg. f.t., piccole mancanze alla leg. Molto raro. 706/18

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        SKETCHES OF JAPANESE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS

      1867. Good. SILVER, J.M.W. SKETCHES OF JAPANESE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS. London:Day and Son, 1867. First Edition. 4to, [viii] 51pp, errata, red cloth, gilt, 29.5 x 21.8 cm. Chromolithographed title page and 27 chromolithographed plates. Original gilt-pictorial brick colored, cloth, a.e.g. Expertly rebacked with original cloth laid down, occasional light scattered foxing. Complete. The covers are bright and clean. Silver was a Lieutenant in the Royal Marines who spent a good deal of time in Japan. "The text in twelve brief chapters comments on a wide range of subjects, from religious festivals, games, pastimes and domestic life to the Imperial and Shogunal systems, criminal justice and he Takaido... It also touches on Japanese characteristics." Blomber, The West's Encouter with Japanese Civilization 1800-1840. An appealing copy of a lovely book.

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        Original Manuscript Account of the Austrian Military Campaign in Mexico - WITH Document Signed Under Seal By Maximilian I

      Original Manuscript Account of the Austrian Military Campaign in Mexico between January and September 1867 which ultimately led to the death of Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico. Folio (21 x 34 cm), 45 pages, written in German in a very legible hand by an Officer of the Austrian Regiment. Vienna, late 1860s. Bound in cloth, with the stamp of the George V Hannover Library on the front endpaper, TOGETHER WITH a CDV of Maximilian I and TOGETHER WITH a Certificate appointing a Doctor to The Imperial Order of Guadalupe SIGNED IN THE ORIGINAL by the Emperor Maximilian. All in very good condition. A riveting account of the fighting of the Austrian Army under Emperor Maximilian I in particular the battles fighting Generals Marquez and Corona under Benito Juarez which culminated in the death of the Emperor at Querétaro on 19 June 1867. In a remarkable and poignant passage the journal notes: '..there we learnt that the Kaiser was captured in Querétaro on May 15 and executed two days ago on June 19'.... Campaign journals of important historical events such as this are very rare. . Signed.

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        W. & F. Thorn Carriage Pattern Book.

      London, [c. 1867]. - Oblong 8vo (250 x 150 mm). Ornate lithograph title page and 38 plates in original hand colour, raised in egg-white. original full brown morocco stamped in gilt and blind. All edges gilt. 38 stunningly hand-coloured plates of coaches in various styles, ranging from the plainest to the most elaborate and luxurious. The first two plates depict horses, a pair and a single horse, harnessed respectively to pull the coaches. The imagery is rich and vibrant; the binding is tight. - William Thomas Thorn (1819-81) and his brother Frederick (1822-82?) continued the prestigious family coachbuilding concern founded by their father Willliam in 1824. Upper board with gilt royal coat of arms and title "W. & F. Thorn Coach Builders & Harness Makers, by Special Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen" within a gilt geometric and floral gilt boarder with embossed corner pieces. Lower board with same boarder design but all embossed. Rebacked expertly saving the original spine; endpapers renewed. Rubbing and slight chipping along edges; occasional foxing, mostly affecting tissue guards. A scarce item, with no copies located on OCLC or COPAC. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        FLORAL BELLES FROM THE GREEN-HOUSE AND GARDEN. PAINTED FROM NATURE

      New York. 1867.. 66pp. plus sixteen handcolored plates. Folio. Publisher's morocco, elaborately gilt, expertly rebacked preserving original backstrip. Morocco darkened and scuffed, mostly along the edges and corners, and in the center of the rear board. Internally clean and bright, near fine. A lovely American color plate book of the mid- 19th century. "Contains 16 very beautiful full page flower plates in many colors and shades. Each flower portrayed is also the subject for a poem which serves as text for the illustration" - Bennett. Species represented include the night-blooming cereus, camellias, azaleas, lilies, tulips, roses, and passion flowers, among others. These handcolored plates were executed in an era when chromolithographs were fast replacing hand work. Daniel McGrath comments: "It is interesting to survey the achievements of those lithographers who were swimming against the tide...there are sixteen reputable lithographs with complex coloring in Mrs. C.M. Badger's FLORAL BELLES...." Clarissa Badger was an artist with an intuitive feeling for the decorative, amply illustrated in this work. "In 1828 [she] married the Reverend Milton Badger…they lived…in Massachusetts; New York City; and...Connecticut. Though little is known about her life other than the landmark dates of her birth, marriage and death, Mrs. Badger's fine drawings and talented hand have survived to keep her name alive" - Kramer. BENNETT, p.6. McGRATH, p.57. NISSEN (BBI) 56. J. Kramer, WOMEN OF FLOWERS (New York, 1996).

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        [The U.S. Mail propeller "Liberty" leaving harbor in company with the steam propeller "Cuba"] (proof before letters)

      [N.p. but United States: n.d. but circa 1867 or later]. Hand-coloured lithograph, proof before letters. Ocassional marginal repairs. Sheet size: 21 3/4 x 38 3/4 inches. Image area: 17 1/4 x 35 inches. A very rare proof before letters of this spectacular image of two early steam propeller ships leaving harbor off the eastern coast of the United States. The Cuba and the Liberty were in the late 1860s mail ships sailing between Baltimore and Havana, with stops along the way including Key West. The Cuba was built in Fairhaven and launched in 1863, serving as a transport for the U. S. Navy. After the war, she became a mail ship in tandem with the Liberty. The Liberty was built in Philadelphia in 1864. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Collection to be found at India House (New York: 1935) item number 276

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        ALS signed John Bowring

      1867.. Very good condition. One page hand written letter signed 'John Bowring', to a W. Dixon, possibly the English author and editor William Hepworth Dixon, referring to Bowring's friendship with Louis Philippe, the king of France, and General Dumouriez. The complete text: "My Dear Sir, You may perhaps not deem this (ornate) contribution to history which I enclose unacceptable. I was very intimate with L. P. having been introduced to him by the only man whom I remember to have had any real influence over him, (one) General Dumouriez." Bowring was an accomplished linguist, writer, translator and diplomat. & & Bowring served as the fourth governor of Hong Kong from 1854 to 1859, and became involved in several incidents, including the Arrow Incident and the attacks on Canton which precipitated the Second Opium War. Even though there were standing instructions from the home government to avoid armed conflict with China, Bowring waited only until naval forces that had been involved in the Crimean War were available, and then ordered British gunboats under Rear Admiral Sir Michael Seymour to "punish" Canton. Bowring and Seymour were commended for their actions by Lord Clarendon, the Foreign Secretary. The war served as a pretext for advancing British and foreign interests in China such as the loosening of trade restrictions and the continuation of the opium trade.& & Bowring was a prolific author, writing accounts of his missions, works on poetry, and political & economic treatises. In his 'Autobiographical Recollections', Bowring writes of Louis Philippe and Dumouriez: "I was then intimate with the Duke of Orleans, who was in disgrace at Court. He had been denied the privilege of sitting in the Chamber of Peers, no higher title than Serene Highness was conceded to him, and it was believed that he was the centre of a hundred conspiracies to overturn the government. It was supposed, as I had travelled much, and had had much intercourse with the liberals of Europe, that I was a secret agent, as I undoubtedly was a personal friend of Louis Philippe, to whom I had been originally introduced by General Dumouriez ..." Charles-Francois du Perier Dumouriez (1739 –1823) was a French general who distinguished himself in the French Revolution, but ultimately defected to the Austrians, having been defeated by them at Neerwinden in 1793, and having fallen under suspicion of the French Directory. He is said to have fled from France on the horse of the future King Louis Philippe. 5 1/4 x 8in., cream paper, with 'Claremont, Exeter', the family estate's embossed stamp at top. Written and signed clearly in black ink, dated 20 May 1867. A bit ruffled at edges, closed short tear, old folds o/w very good.

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        Commentaires de Napoléon premier.

      Imprimerie Impériale 1867 6 volumes in-4, 490, 474, 555, 485, 532 et 608 pages, broché, couverture imprimée Cartes en couleurs hors texte. Une déchirure nette sans manque au plat du tome troisième restaurée. Bel ensemble. Très bon état.

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        The Tomahawk - A Saturday Journal of Satire. Volume I, Numbers 1-86, May 11, 1867- December 19, 1868 (Single Bound Volume)

      London. 1867-1868. Hardcover. Very Good. Volume I of British satire journal The Tomahawk. Rebound in 1/4 black leather with green leather spine label and gilt spine titles, with original pebbled cloth boards. 4to. Very Good. General shelfwear, rubbing to boards, light soil and occasional mild chipping to endpapers, mild foxing to endpapers. Extra postage may be required.

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        New Topographical Atlas of Oswego County, New York

      Philadelphia: C. K. Stone, 1867 81 [87] p. 38 cm. 63 coloured maps and five b&w illustrations. Quarter leather with repaired spine has some wear and light soiling to boards. Corners bumped. Front board inscribed "T. J. Buckley" in gold. Pencil notes on front loose endpaper, 11, 49, 79. First 10 pages tape-repaired as well as 59-67 and 81. Some soiling, especially to title page and 63-67. Scratch to p. 27. Chip to bottom of p. 29 and tear at top of 79. A complete copy of a scarce atlas. Includes table of distances, statistics, post office list, miles of public road, village populations, leading agricultural products, etc. Attractive scenes of the county courthouse, residences of A. Burdick and W. B. Gaylord, Union Glass Company and Cleveland Glass Works.

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        NEW TOPOGRAPHICAL ATLAS OF OSWEGO COUNTY, NEW YORK. FROM ACTUAL SURVEYS ESPECIALLY FOR THIS ATLAS Lbc

      Philadelphia: C. K. Stone, Publisher. Good with no dust jacket. 1867. First Edition. Hardcover. Color Illustrations; New Topographical Atlas of Oswego County, New York. From Actual Surveys Especially for This Atlas. Bound in cloth-backed marbled paper boards. Paper title label mistakenly appears upside down on rear cover. Book shows wear concentrated at extremities. Front endpaper with some water markings and soiling. Rear endpaper is also soiled. Light foxing and marginal staining are visible on title page. Water markings appear along top edge of pages, without affecting illustrations or maps. Illustrated with five b&w illustrations and many full- and double-page color maps. .

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        Speech on the Cession of Russian America to the United States

      Washington: Congressional Globe, 1867. Transcript of Sumner's important speech on the new US territory of Alaska, 'Seward's Folly', describing the nature, character, and prospects of the place. Includes the scarce large folding map by Adolf Lindenkohl, apparently the first to use the name Alaska for the area. Howes S-1134. The map is the stated second edition, May, 1867; which added several details including the inset maps of the Sitka area and overview. Disbound from a collection of pamplets, edges trimmed, no loss of text; spine messy; label pasted to first page; light tanning & foxing; map delicate, torn and mended with archival tape, some browning at edges & creases. Text clean; 48 pages.. First Edition. Original Wraps. Good. Illus. by Lindenkohl, A.. 5½" by 8½".

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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.

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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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        NINA BALATKA

      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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