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        Nordiske Billeder. Prospecter fra Danmark, Norge og Sverig i træsnit med text. Bind 1 - 6.

      Bind 1 i 2.opl. Kjøbenhavn 1867 - 75. Tverr-4to. 432 xylograferte plansjer. Orig. helsjirtingbd. Ryggen falmet. Litt brunplettet. Hilsen på fribl. (Til min egen kjære Lili fra Onkel Hegel"

      [Bookseller: Ruuds Antikvariat]
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        [Broadside]: Workingmen, Arouse! To the Workingmen of the City and County of Albany

      no publisher Albany, New York: [no publisher]. 1867. Broadside. Approximately 7.25" x 10.75". Margins a little irregularly trimmed, removed from a scrapbook or backer, a bit wrinkled, and with a small marginal tear that is threatening to become a chip, a good only copy. A political call to workingmen and a sworn statement from two union members that the Republican candidate for County Sheriff, I.N. Keeler, when approached to take tickets for a Printers' Union Excursion "emphatically declined to do so, and SHAKING HIS HEAD AS IF IN CONTEMPT OF THE ENTERPRISE, proclaimed that he was 'opposed to all Trades' Unions.'" The broadside urges that "It is the duty of every Mechanic and Workingman to proclaim at the Ballot Box whether any candidate for position in this County shall declare himself opposed to you and not receive a rebuke worthy of you." .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        American Interests in Borneo. A Brief Sketch of the Extent, Climate and Productions of the Island of Borneo. Second Edition: With an Appendix Rediscussing and Presenting New Views of the Matters Under Consideration

      H.H. Bancroft and Company San Francisco: H.H. Bancroft and Company. 1867. Second edition, with new appendix. Printed tan wrappers. 44pp. Wrappers soiled, faint stains on rear wrap, a few page edges a trifle bent, a very good or better copy. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        A HISTORY OF THE ART OF PRINTING. From its invention to its Widespread Development in the Middle of the 16th Century. Preceded by a short account of the origin of the Alphabet and the successive methods of recording events and multiplying MS books before the invention of printing.

      First Edition. Quaritch. 1867.. With 100 illustrations produced in photo-lithography by Day and Sons. Many of these plates are in beautiful colour and all are of title pages or pages of typography or woodcut In fact there are 105 plates (as listed) and 212 pages. Royal 4to (or folio). In the original decorated red cloth under an ancient black protective and opaque or sometime greasy thick dust jacket. It is thought this was how books were issued from the printers in those days, the black dj to be discarded by the bookseller.(we have had one or two other books from entirely different sources but from the same period to about 1910 with the same textured black cover. This surely indicates this is a primitive or 'incunable' dustjacket and as such tremendously rare. ) The binding is brilliant. The whole was bound gutta perche, which has given, so the book has been recased into its original binding with modern glue. Scarce. One of two prelims have a crease, else a Near Fine copy. From the library of A.H.Verstage (Architect) sometime Honorary Secretary Kelmscott Fellowship (but there is nothing in the book saying so). No.248 of an edition of 300 - this information is on an original leaf tipped in by Quaritch. From the library of A.H.Verstage (Architect) sometime Honorary Secretary Kelmscott Fellowship (but there is nothing in the book saying so). To get a book with an early dj as this is just about impossible. CCJS01 US$0

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        Anteckningar om djurlifvet i Ishafvet mellan Spetsbergen och Grönland.

      Med tre taflor. Till kongl. Vet. akad. inlemnad den 13 juli 1867. Sthlm, P. A. Norstedt & söner, 1868. Stor 4:o. 35 s. & 3 litograferade plr, delvis i färg. Blått hklbd med grön titeletikett i skinn. Ryggen ngt blekt. Ett nära samtida lite lagat och solkigt främre pappomslag medbundet med A. Klinckowströms namnteckning daterad 1890. Med Gunnar Brusewitz exlibris.. Kongl. svenska Vetenskaps-akademiens handlingar. Bandet 7. N:o 3. Hulth 573. Lundberg s. 13. Författarens anteckningar grundar sig på iakttagelser under en resa till Jan Mayen 1863. Förutom djurlivet i allmänhet beskrivs även den omfattande sälfångsten i området. Lundberg skriver: "Fiskfaunan är här så godt som okänd. Scymnus borealis cuv. haakjæringen, var den enda fisk, förf. såg deruppe, och den enda, som var ishafsfararne bekant." Planscherna avbildar grönlandssäl, storsäl (skäggsäl), blåsäl (klappmyts) och olika typer av is. Zoologen August Quennerstedt (1827-1926) hade besökt ögruppen 1858 som medlem av den första svenska polarexpeditionen, ledd av Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld och Otto Torell. Axel Klinckowström (1867-1936) var bl.a. zoolog och besökte Spetsbergen 1890, vilket han beskrev i "Tre månaders dag", som utkom 1891. Gunnar Brusewitz medverkade själv i den svenska polarexpeditionen Ymer-80, en resa han skrivit om i "Arktisk sommar", där föreliggande arbete är upptaget i litteraturlistan

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      Mexico. 1867-1873.. Six volumes of "Tercero Epoca." 1867: Vol. I, Nos. 1 - 54 (Jun. 26 - Dec. 28, 1867); 1868: Vol. I, Nos. 55 - 106 (Jan. 2 - Jun. 27, 1868) and Vol. II, Nos. 1 - 45 (Jul. 1 - Dec. 30, 1868); 1869: Vol. II, Nos. 46 - 149 (Jan. 2 - Dec. 29, 1869); 1870: Vol. III, Nos. 1 - 105 (Jan. 5 - Dec. 31, 1870); 1871: Vol. IV, Nos. 1 - 104 (Jan. 4 - Dec. 30, 1871); 1873: Vol. VI, Nos. 1 -105 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 1873). Each issue 4pp., with one lithograph per issue. Folio. Contemporary half tan Mexican sheep over mottled boards, spine gilt. Some overall shelf wear, joints rubbed, text block of final volume loose in binding. Plate twelve in volume 1878 has dime-size hole caused by paper flaw; 1869 volume lacks plate 118 but has added lithographed titlepage; volume 1878 lacks No. 8, its plate, and plate 96, but has hors-series plate; 1871 volume lacks No. 5 and its plate. Instances of dampstaining, light foxing, a few plates wrinkled, contemporary ownership signatures on front free endpapers of first two volumes. Overall, a very good set. A wonderful and extensive run of this 19th century Mexican periodical, of great interest for its vast number of lithographic political cartoons. The lithographic plates, numbering over 500, in this run of LA ORQUESTA, all of which belong to the third series and most of which were executed by master draftsmen Constantino Escalante, Vicente Riva Palacio and Hesiquio Iriarte represent some of the most exquisite early specimens of Mexico's nationalistic print-making art, a tradition that began with illustrations in a handful of liberal periodicals such as LA ORQUESTA and later blossomed to influence and encompass such prolific talents as Jose Guadalupe Posada and Jose Clemente Orozco. Popular lithography in 19th century Mexico reached its zenith with the CARICATURAS, or political caricatures, such as those contained in LA ORQUESTA. The narrative style of the cartoons combined with biting political satire and the use of decidedly Mexican emblematic metaphors evoke the peculiar Mexican CARICATURA style. Although the lithographs reveal hints of French influence in matters of decorations, they reflect more the genesis of Mexico's own satiric genre in lithography. This view is supported by Joyce Waddell Bailey, an authority on Mexican graphic art: "Outside of [a few] circumstantial affinities to the tradition of French magazines of caricature, we find little influence of a specific nature in the prints. Rather, the Mexican lithographs show highly original themes, and styles vary from artist to artist and journal to journal. To a certain extent we can see here traces of how highly creative artists work. A new idea or image may act as a stimulus, but it is combined in the artist's own work with such agility and acuity that it becomes impossible to accurately delineate specific sources of influence" - Tyler (page 96). Indeed, Escalante and the staff of LA ORQUESTA attained an international reputation, and even attracted Europeans hoping to learn the art of satirical lithography in their Mexico City shop. Sabin called LA ORQUESTA the Mexican PUNCH, but the themes depicted remain fully Mexican. Each issue consists of four pages plus a single full-sheet lithographic plate, with a printed caption. Besides standing as influential examples of Mexican lithography, the plates are of much interest as documents of the French intervention period in Mexico, the reign of Emperor Maximilian, and the political turmoil of the period. "LA ORQUESTA, a periodical of political satire, established lithographic caricature as a field of its own through the excellent work of Constantino Escalante, virtual pillar of the publication until his untimely death in a railroad accident at Tlalpan in 1868" - Mathes. Manuel Toussaint, in his study of 19th century Mexican lithography, describes the political caricatures in LA ORQUESTA as "a terrible weapon at the command of caustic satire. Two colossal humorists debut here: Vicente Riva Palacio and Constantino Escalante. They did more with their pen and pencil than many a general has with an entire army. LA OREQUESTA reveals, nay lays bare, an entire era in Mexican history." This run also contains the very last image produced by Escalante before his death in 1868 (Vol. II, No. 30) with the following issue devoted almost entirely to him. LA ORQUESTA commenced publication in 1861 and was issued weekly through four series or EPOCAS before ceasing publication sometime in 1877. The UNION LIST OF SERIALS locates partial sets at twelve North American libraries. The style and content of LA ORQUESTA is a foundation for much of later Mexican art. Such influential graphic artists as Posada and Orozco drew directly on the images which appear here in shaping their styles, and thus LA ORQUESTA is seminal to modern Latin American art. A gold mine of Mexican lithographic art and caricature. PALAU 204579. SABIN 57650. Tyler, ed., POSADA'S MEXICO, pp.94-100 and passim. MATHES, MEXICO ON STONE, p.30. GRABADOS MEXICANOS: AN HISTORICAL EXHIBITION OF MEXICAN GRAPHICS 1839-1974 (Mount Holyoke College, 1974), passim. TOUSSAINT, LA LITOGRAFIA EN MEXICO EN EL SIGLO XIX (1934), p.xxvi.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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        Signed Presidential Pardon

      Washington, 1867. unbound. very good. Partially printed presidential pardon signed in full by the 17th President of the United States. 1 page with slight tears and a paper clip imprint on the top edge. 8 1/2" x 11". Washington, Feb. 12, 1867. I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a warrant for the unconditional pardon of...dated this day and signed by me and for so doing this shall be his warrant...

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        The Jesuits in North America in the seventeenth century. Part second

      Little Brown and Co. Boston: Little, Brown and Co.. 1867. First edition, 8vo, pp. lxxxix, [3], 463; 20th century three-quarter blue levant over marbled boards, gilt lettering direct on gilt-paneled spine; fine. This copy inscribed "Compliments of F. Parkman." A penciled note on the flyleaf notes that presentation copies of Parkman are rare. The "part second" on the title-page refers to the on-going series by Parkman, France and England in North America, concluded with the publication of A Half- Century of Conflict, part six [of seven], in 1892. BAL 15455

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      1867. 2. NOVELTY. (CLOTH DRESS BOOK) LINA, HET VERMISTE KIND naar het Engelsch. Deventer, A. Tjaden nd, inscribed 1867. 4to, cl. backed pictorial boards, 27p., several mends and binding strengthened, overall VG. Featuring 6 HAND- COLORED pages each with a detailed hand-colored scene; at the center of each page is a little girl wearing an ACTUAL CLOTH DRESS. There are 6 different and quite elaborate dresses, equal to six dressed dolls. An unsual novelty book in the same size and format as Dean's Rose Merton. See Haining p. 27-29 for similar item. Very scarce.

      [Bookseller: Aleph-Bet Books, Inc. ]
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        La storia di GIOVAN BATTISTA PIATTI e il traforo del FREJUS-MONCENISIO inaugurato nel 1871., n.m. 1850-1867, n.m.

      Possediamo un consistente carteggio originale manoscritto dell'ingegnere milanese G.B. Piatti, sfortunato progettista di un valido sistema ad aria compressa per le eccezionali operazioni di traforo e di ventilazione dei tunnel, sistema che venne poi "applicato" dai tre ingegneri franco-piemontesi SOMMELLIER - GRATTONI - GRANDIS, ed a loro "riconosciuto" nonostante varie controversie legali, sapientemente insabbiate dal potere dominante all'epoca il cui asse non privilegiava i lombardi. PIATTI, operoso uomo di genio, fu anche ideatore di altre invenzioni ma concluse la sua storia personale povero ed amareggiato per non avere visto il riconoscimento delle sue idee, presentate in anticipo rispetto alla realizzazione concreta della grande opera del traforo del FREJUS-MONCENISIO, il primo in Europa e che aprì prospettive straordinarie negli scambi e nei trasporti. La città di Milano (su proposta di Luca Beltrami) dedicò a PIATTI alla fine dell'800 un ben monumento (opera dello scultore Salvatore Pisani) ancor oggi esistente in Corso Garibaldi (via Volta-Largo Foppa). Alcuni documenti originali del progetto, bozze di altre invenzioni, lettere e carte sulla famiglia e sulla vita del Piatti (molti evidentemente inediti) oltre a vari libri editi al tempo e negli anni successivi in occasione di ricorrenze (che noi possediamo), possono anche oggi costituire "materiale importante" per studi ed approfondimenti sulle ferrovie e sulla storia italiana dell'ottocento. Siamo naturalmente a disposizione per mostrare il carteggio presso il nostro studio di Parma, risultandoci assai laborioso farne il lungo elenco.

      [Bookseller: Libreria e Rivisteria Ferraguti]
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        Altägyptische Tempelinschriften in den Jahren 1863-1865 an Ort und Stelle gesammelt und herausgegeben von Johannes Duemichen. I: Weihinschriften aus dem Horustempel von Edfu (Apollinopolis Magna). 113 hieroglyphische Tafeln in Autographie vom Verfasser.

      Leipzig 1867. (8)pp + 113 Plates. Folio. Cloth backed printed boards. Worn and stained covers, joints partly split. Stain in lower inner margin, not affecting text. Stain in upper right corner on plate 20-45, not affecting text. According to front cover Ein erläutender Text soll später erscheinen

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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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        RICORDI DI UN VIAGGIO SCIENTIFICO NELL'AMERICA SETTENTRIONALE NEL 1863, rara edizione originale, Bologna, Tipografia Giuseppe Vitali, 1867

      16 x 22,5, rilegatura mz. pelle successiva con titoli in oro al dorso, interno in buono stato con 14 figure nel testo ed alcune f. t. ma sopratutto è presente la famosa carta dopo la pagina finale 278 ripiegata ed in ottime condizioni. Si tratta del famoso viaggio che Capellini (precursore in Italia anche delle teorie di Darwin) effettuò nel 1862 nel Nebraska e sulle rive del San Lorenzo riportando importanti campioni con teorie e studi.

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        Illustrations of the Rood Screen at Randworth published under the direction of the Norfolk and Norwich Archaeological Society

      Norwich 1867. Small folio. Red calf spine and corners and marbled boards faded, t.e.g. Coloured chromolitho frontis. Title, half title + 15 + 8 + 26 illustrations + 34pp. Also a stencil titles Centre portion of rood screen 1865 loosely inserted. Plates a trifle foxed. A sound copy

      [Bookseller: Robin Doughty Fine Books (member PBFA)]
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        THE FEN AND MARSHLAND CHURCHES : A Series of Photographs, with Short Historical and Architectural Descriptive Notes. [First, Second and Third Series bound as one volume.]

      Three parts bound in one. First Series: vi, 51pp., 15 mounted albumen photographs. Second Series: vi, 91pp., 17 mounted albumen photographs. Third Series: vi, 76pp., 15 mounted albumen photographs; plus 9 ground plans. Recently rebacked in quarter green morocco, gilt over original green cloth boards. Quarto. Boards a trifle rubbed and some wear to corners. Ownership plate to paste-down endpaper. Some chipping to extremities of front free endpaper. Else a handsome copy.

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        Memorie storiche della citta' di vicenza dalla sua origine fino l'anno 1867... vicenza, tip. giuseppe staider, 1867.

      Cm. 23, pp. (4) 1094 (2). Legatura coeva in mezza tela zigrinata, dorso liscio con filetti e titoli in oro. Esemplare marginoso ed in ottimo stato di conservazione, a carte candide. Edizione originale ed unica di questa storia municipale che provocò, durante la sua stesura, vari problemi di censura all'autore. Il presente esemplare contiene, in fine, due carte ripiegate che offrono il reso-conto a stampa dei termini con cui fu pubblicato. Il contratto fra Formenton ed il tipografo stabilì la stampa di sole 180 (+10 copie) in totale e, nei suddetti fogli, appare la lista completa dei 180 sottoscrittore dell'opera.

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      1867. Good. TURGENEF, Ivan Sergheievitch. FATHERS AND SONS. A Novel. Translated from the Russian by Eugene Schuyler. New York: Leypoldt and Holt, 1867. First English language edition of the author's best known work. [1] p. adv., viii, 248 pp., + [4] pp. adv.12mo., blue-green cloth, gilt title on spine and publisher's monogram on upper board, grey coated endpapers. A bit of wear at ends of spine and along joints; some light spotting to cloth. Internally clean. Very good.

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        CORPUS INSCRIPTIONUM ITALICARUM ANTIQUIORIS AEVI, ORDINE GEOGRAPHICO DEGESTUM ET GLOSSARIUM ITALICUM. In quo omnia vocabula continentur ex Umbricis Sabinis Oscis Volscis Etruscis aliisque monumentis quae supersunt collecta et cum interpretationibus variorum explicantur.

      In-4 p., 2 parti in 1 vol., mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro su tassello al dorso, pp. CCCXIV,(2); 2110 (testo e numeraz. pagg. su due colonne). L'opera è corredata da 59 tavv. di iscrizioni f.t. "Opera di filologia italica con unito un "glossario etrusco" che, ampliato delle voci umbre, osche, volsce e sabelliche prende il titolo di "Glossarium italicum". Esempl. ben conservato.

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        Producing Electric Lights at Sea, &c. [British Patent] Number 261 (+) Electric Telegraphs. [British Patent] Number 3006.

      London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, Published at the Great Seal Patent Office, 1867 & 1863. Lex 8vo. Both with the original printed blue front wrappers, unbound, with a bit of soiling to extremities. Internally a bit of discolouring along edges and minor chipping to extremities, otherwise fine. [Siemens:] 18, (2) pp + two large, folded lithographic plates; [Wilde:] 9 pp. + two large, folded lithographic plates.. The scarce original printed patents for the first two patented dynamo-electric machines, Wilde's being the very first such, and Siemens' not only being the second such, but also the very first electrical generator of practical importance. Both patents are of seminal importance to the widespread use of electricity in both private and industrial contexts. Together they paved the way for modern electric power technology."Siemens's invention of the self-excited generator made possible a "second industrial revolution" characterized by the use of electrical energy in transportation, lightning and especially factory production. Siemens's discovery replaced the inefficient steel magnets of the first generators with electromagnets, and allowed the harnessing of water or stream turbines to produce large amounts of electricity inexpensively. Paving the way for modern electric power technology, Werner [Siemens] obtained patent [...] and secured a major position for his firm in the age of electricity." (Feldenkirchen, Werner Von Siemens: Inventor and International Entrepreneur, p. 87).The first electric generators were developed in the early 1830ies by theoreticians such as Faraday, Anyos Jedlik and Hippolyte Pixii. None of those, however, achieved any practical significance and it was not until Henry Wilde, in the early 1860'ies developed and patented the dynamo-electric machine, or self-energising dynamo, that it received any attention outside the small circle of theoretical physicists. Wilde's dynamo replaced the permanent magnets of previous designs with electro-magnets and in so doing reached an enormous increase in power. The construction of the machine was considered nothing less than remarkable - not just because of its actual, practical use, but also due to Wilde's fondness of spectacular demonstrations, such as the ability of his machine to cause iron bars to melt, which he did not hesitate to show journalists, colleagues or anyone showing an interest in his invention. It was, however, not until the German brothers Ernest Werner and Charles William Siemens developed their "dynamo-electric machine" - and thereby coining the word "dynamo" - that the potential of the generator was fully exploited. "Siemens' outstanding contribution to scientific technology was his discovery of the dynamo principle, announced to the Berlin Academy of Sciences in January 1867. Having already introduced the double-T armature, the electromagnetic field, and the external load of an electrical generator in a single circuit, thereby avoiding the costly permanent magnets previously used in the field. Other inventors and scientists discovered the dynamo principle at about the same time; but Siemens foresaw the consequences of his "dynamo" for heavy-current, or power, uses and developed practical applications. His company pioneered in using electricity for streetcars and mine locomotives, in electrolysis, and in central generating stations." (DSB)The Siemens dynamo was in all respects an immense leap forward and as opposed to the Wilde dynamo it was marketable. It could produce a steady and stable current, did not demand to much maintenance and was easy to implement in a factory production which consequently resulted in a fierce competition to copy the Siemens dynamo: "The world's most efficient dynamo with respect to producing electric current was the one that E. Werner and C. William Siemens, brothers working in Germany and England, respectively had patented. [...] Menlo Park (Thomas Edison's township) obtained a copy of the Siemens dynamo patent, but they were utterly unable to figure out how the Germans put the thing together. As Edison wrote to Johnson, they "worked three days and nights on Siemens' patent to figure out how the devil he connected up his armature and we never succeeded in doing it"." (McPartland, Almost Edison: How William Sawyer and Others Lost the Race to Electrification, P. 122)

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("HW Beecher")

      New York n.d [New York?], n.d. 8vo. 2 pp., on two panels (plus postscript) of a folded quarto lettersheet, in ink. Old folds, with mends to tears along center fold and horizontal folds in blank panel (not affecting text), but near very good, in linen folding cloth slipcase . An amusing letter from the highly popular and controversial minister, novelist and reformer, to his good friend - or, as recent scholarship would have it, his very intimate friend - Chloe Beach, wife of Moses Beach, owner of the NEW YORK SUN. Beecher writes in such a fashion as to imply clearly that he is soliciting a dinner invitation: "My Dear Mrs. Beach - Our larder is given out: - our tea used up - milk gone, bread scanty, sweetmeats passed away, and all of us are facing the probability of starvation tonight. Do you know of any place where we could get a loan of cold victuals? - or borrow some crackers, or even get a chance to come and eat a little? I would not trouble you but, you have the reputation of being charitable; and really, we are reduced to that condition of suffering that if you do not take us in, - why - we will go somewhere else. I am your friend bowed down with trouble. H.W. Beecher - P.S. We are willing to pay." It was through the Beach family, in 1867, that Beecher first connected with his ardent supporter, Samuel Clemens, and a case has been put forward (see Applegate, THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN AMERICA: THE BIOGRAPHY OF HENRY WARD BEECHER, pp. 371-2) that in January of the same year Chloe Beach gave birth to a daughter by Henry W. Beecher. Accompanied by a carte de visite of Beecher, captioned in ink and pencil on recto and verso, and trimmed at the top corners. While ordinary Beecher letters are not uncommon, the present letter enjoys an out of the ordinary context

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        The CHARLES DICKENS DINNER. An AUTHENTIC RECORD Of The PUBLIC BANQUET GIVEN To MR. CHARLES DICKENS at the Freemason's Hall, London, on Saturday, November 2, 1867, Prior to His Departure for the United States. With a Report of Speeches from Special Shorthand Notes

      Chapman and Hall / Tichnor and Field London / Boston:: Chapman and Hall / Tichnor and Field,. 1867.. 8vo. 21.5 cm x 13.5 cm. 1st edition (Eckel, p. 236; Gimbel B-296; Kitton 22). 32 pp.. Original printed wrappers, sewn.. Soiling to wrappers. Faint vertical fold-line. A VG+ copy.. A banquet with a "List made up almost entirely of Representative Men. It comprised within it upwards of one hundred celebrities." [from the Preface by Charles Kent]. Pamphlet records speeches by Dickens, Lytton [acting as Chairman], Russell, Anthony Trollope et al. Rear wrapper of this copy addressed, in blue ink, & stamped in what some have said is Dickens' hand - while of some resemblance, personally, I could not so attest.

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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.

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        Carl Johans Torg. Stockholm / Place de Charles Jean. Stockholm.

      Imp. Lemercier & Cie. r. de Seine 67. Paris. [1867-1869] Image area 25,5 x 36 cm. Including the passe partout 42 x 50 cm. Colour printed lithograph. Off-white passe partout. Slight fading to a few details. Very nice condition.. A beautiful view of Stockholm in the 1860s by Swedens premier lithographer Carl Johan Billmark. It depicts Slussen and Södermalm with Södra Teatern and Katarina Kyrka in the distance. The image is among the most sought-after and well known of all Stockholm views.The lithograph was printed in Paris by Lemercier, the leading lithographic printing house in Europe at the time. Billmark arrived in Paris as a young man and lived there for most of his life, working with the best artists and craftsmen of the time. He produced several lithographic albums of high quality, some depicting european sceneries and some depicting views and interiors of his native country. He made trips to Sweden to sketch originals, but also had photographs sent to him to use as originals. Billmark died during the siege of Paris in 1870. Scarce

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        The College, the Market and the Court; or, Woman's Relation to Education, Labor, and Law

      Boston: Lea and Shepard, 1867 First edition. Octavo. Green cloth with covers blocked in blind and spine blocked and lettered in gilt. Hinges neatly repaired. A very good, exceptionally bright copy. Caroline Healey Dall (1822-1912) was follower of the American transcendentalists and Margaret Fuller, journalist, lecturer, and champion of women's rights. The present work, her most important, is dedicated to Lucretia Mott. It is based upon lectures delivered in Boston from 1859 to 1862. Here, she calls for equal educational opportunities, equal employment opportunities, equal pay for equal work, and an equal share for women in making the laws, including the enfranchisement of women. Dall was also active in the causes of temperance, abolition, and peace. She helped to found the American Social Science Association, an organization for helping the poor, unemployed, imprisoned, and mentally ill. In 1877, she was awarded an honorary doctorate by Alfred University. Though in chronic poor health, she was quite active until her death at age ninety from pneumonia.

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        Modes et Costumes Historiques Etrangers

      Paris: Aux Bureaux des Modes et Costumes Historiques. G : in Good condition. Some inner hinge cracking. Occasional very light foxing. Lacks plates 95-99. [5 plates]. 1867. English Edition. Red hardback cloth cover. 97pp :: 95 out of 100 full colour plates plus hand coloured title vignette and frontis :: 330mm x 260mm (13" x 10") .

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        LA LUNE. Semaine comique illustrée. Redacteur en chef: F. Polo. Directeur d. Levy.

      In folio, mz. pelle coeva con ang., fascicoli di pp. 4 con - in prima di copertina - una grande e bella caricatura a colori di soggetti e personalità dell?epoca (scrittori, attori, uomini di governo, fatti storico-politici, di cronaca, etc.) eseguita da Andre? Gill. Celebre rivista satirica settimanale illustrata, nata nell?ottobre 1865, le cui pubblicazioni termineranno il 17 gennaio 1868 con il n. 98; si fonderà quindi con ?L?ECLIPSE. Journal hebdomadaire politique, satirique et illustré?, a partire dal 26 gennaio 1868. Offriamo: 13 nn. complessivi del 1867 e 1868 de LA LUNE + 114 nn. de ?L?ECLIPSE?, dal n. 2, Anno I (2 febb. 1868) al 132bis (1 ago. 1870). Cfr. Benezit,VI, p. 115: ?André Gill ou Gosset de Guines (1840-1885), peintre et dessinateur. Il fut surtout célèbre par ses caricatures qu?il publia dans la "Lune", l?"Eclipse", etc.?. Con tracce d?uso ma certamente un buon esemplare.

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        "On the Dynamical Theory of Gases." Received May 16, - Read May 31, 1866.

      London, Taylor and Francis, 1867. 4to. No wrappers as extracted from "Philosophical Transactions", Vol. 157 - Part I. Titlepage to volume 155 and pp. 49-88. Titlepage with minor light browning at corners. Internally clean. A small stamp on verso of titlepage.. First appearance of this seminal paper (in its full version from "Transactions"), representing the announcement of Maxwell's final "Theory of Gases" and introduces the "Maxwell Distribution" in its final form, a statistical means of describing aspects of the kinetic theory of gases, a theory, together with his electromagnetic theory, are considered to be SOME OF THE GREATEST ADVANCES IN PHYSICS OF ALL TIMES. Everett considers this paper (1868) to be Maxwell's greatest single paper. Maxwell's discoveries laid the foundations of special relativity and quantum mechanics.One of Maxwell's major investigations was on the kinetic theory of gases. Originating with Daniel Bernoulli, this theory was advanced by the successive labours of John Herapath, John James Waterston, James Joule, and particularly Rudolf Clausius, to such an extent as to put its general accuracy beyond a doubt; but it received enormous development from Maxwell, who in this field appeared as an experimenter (on the laws of gaseous friction) as well as a mathematician.In 1866, he formulated statistically, independently of Ludwig Boltzmann, the Maxwell-Boltzmann kinetic theory of gases. His formula, called the Maxwell distribution, gives the fraction of gas molecules moving at a specified velocity at any given temperature. In the kinetic theory, temperatures and heat involve only molecular movement. This approach generalized the previously established laws of thermodynamics and explained existing observations and experiments in a better way than had been achieved previously. Maxwell's work on thermodynamics led him to devise the Gedankenexperiment (thought experiment) that came to be known as Maxwell's demon

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        Sequoia Wellingtonia. Mariposa Grove, South California

      London & Edinburgh: 1867. Hand-coloured lithograph. Very good condition apart from some overall light soiling and minor foxing. Sheet size: 22 x 16 1/2 inches. A very fine plate from Ravenscroft's 'The Pinetum Britannicum. A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees' Ravenscroft's work is the third (in order of publication) of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century, following Bedford and Lambert. The very fine plates fall into two categories: botanical studies of details of the needles and fruit of the individual trees, and landscape studies of examples of individual trees in their natural habitat. This plate is an outstanding example of the former group, here lithographed by W.H. Schenk. Cf. Nissen, BBI, 1588; cf. Great Flower Books (1990), p. 127; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 8685.

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        19th century autograph album O. T. Brown while at Eastman Business College graduating in 1867

      Poughkeepsie, NY: Brown, O.T., 1867. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4" x 6 ", original blind stamped full morocco, front cover lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Rebacked with new leather spine. Very good inside and out. Autograph album of O.T. Brown of Poughkeepsie, New York. Largely a collection of autographs of friends and acquaintances. There are about 130 signatures of fellow student of O. T. Brown and many with thoughtful notes and comments. Beautiful examples of calligraphy in virtually all the signatures!, Interspersed with approximately 24 very attractive and skillfully executed calligraphic drawings of birds, feathers, angels and other decorative flourishes., Also included is an 1875 pamphlet from the Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. O.T. Brown was a student who attended Eastman National Business College (ENBC) from 1865-1866, originally from Milford, PA. Beautiful signatures-calligraphy seem to be more standard in autograph book at ENBC. Penmanship was an important subject taught at this school (using the Spencerian method). Eastman National Business College, Poughkeepsie, New York 1859 Founded by Harvey Gridley Eastman; five years earlier he opened a school in St. Louis; at it's height, the school in Poughkeepsie occupied five buildings, enrolled 1,600 students and employed 60 instructors

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        RULES & REGULATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC, and the Resolutions Adopted at the National Convention, Held at Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 20, 1866

      Hudson & Son Printers Salem, OH: Hudson & Son, Printers, 1867. [ii] printed wrapper with verso blank, 12 pages of text, followed by [ii] blank rear wrapper. Moderate soiling and age-toning to wraps, with a few small tears to edges and a few tiny stains on front wrap. Includes a Preamble, 23 Articles and Resolutions. At this, the First National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic; it is likely that General John M. Palmer, Major B. F. Stephenson surgeon of the Fourteenth Illinois regiment, and General S. A. Hurlbut were present and involved in the formation of the national rules. GAR, Military, Soldiers, Sailors, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Organization, American, Americana. An attractive copy of this scarce publication.. First Edition. Paperback. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        En Sommer i Island.

      Reiseskildring. Kbhvn. 1867. (8) + 348 s. + 4 plancher i farvelitografi og foldet litograferet kort. Med 36 træsnit i teksten. Samt. dek. hellrd. St.p.t. With 4 mounted coloured chromolithographs & 1 folding lithographed map. With 36 woodcuts in the text. Orig. gilt decorated cloth.. First Danish edition of a narrative of a summer tour of Iceland in 1865. The author was a professor of geology at Uppsala University. Fiske I, 453

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        Les Promenades de Paris: Histoire, Description des Embellissements, Depenses de Creation et d'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. Yes. Two volumes of unbound sheets as issued in publisher'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'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 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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        Tobago Island.

      Admiralty, 1867. Engraved chart of Tobago with inset of Courland Bays and perspective view of Little Tobago. Very fine. 97 x 64cms (Tooley 52)

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        Cedrus Deodara, A Grove at Nachar near the Waterfall, from a drawing by the late Lady Canning

      Edinburgh & London: [1867]. Hand-coloured lithograph. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches. A very fine plate from Ravenscroft's 'The Pinetum Britannicum. A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees' Ravenscroft's work is the third (in order of publication) of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century, following Bedford and Lambert. The very fine plates fall into two categories: botanical studies of details of the needles and fruit of the individual trees, and landscape studies of examples of individual trees in their natural habitat. This plate is an outstanding example of the latter group, here drawn from a drawing by William Richardson and lithographed by F. Schenck. Cf. Nissen BBI 1588; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.127; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 8685

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        Historisch-politische Blätter für das katholische Deutschland. Redigiert von Edmund Jörg und Franz Binder. (Eigentum der Familie Görres)

      München, In Commission der Literarisch-artistischen Anstalt, 1867 - 1893.. Bde. 59 - 112 (von insg. 171) in 54 Bänden. Einheitliche HLdr.-Bde. d. Zt. mit Rückenfileten und goldgepr. Rückentitel.

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        Colton's Map of the State of Mississippi

      New York: G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co., 1867. Engraved folding pocket map, full contemporary hand-colouring, printed on bank note paper, ornamental border. Folds into publisher's brown cloth covers, covers decoratively stamped in blind, upper cover titled in gilt, publisher's ad on the front pastedown. (Minor early ink marks). 39 x 26 3/4 inches. First edition of a rare pocket map of Mississippi. This large Colton pocket map depicts the entire state, divided into 60 counties and with a great amount of detail, showing towns, roads, railroads, waterways etc. The lovely colouring and border are typical of Colton maps of the period. The map is scarce. Copyrighted 1866, four editions are known (1867, 1869, 1873, and 1883). OCLC records only one extant copy of this first edition, and we could find no records for a copy at auction. Not in Phillips, A List of Maps of America, or Rumsey.

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        Le zombi du grand Pérou ou la comtesse de cocagne

      Paris: S.n., 1867. Broché. 12x18,5cm. Réimpression tirée à 110 ex numérotés de la rarissime édition originale publiée en 1697, le nôtre un des 90 vergé. Texte précédé d'une notice sur la vie et les ouvrages de l'auteur. Trois petits accrocs en tête et en pied du dos, exemplaire exempt de rousseur. Rare exemplaire de ce roman colonial se déroulant aux Antilles françaises. - S.n., Paris _1867, 12x18,5cm, broché. - broché

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        Atlas of New York and Vicinity from actual surveys by and under the direction of F.W. Beers, assisted by Geo. E. Warner & others

      New York: Published by F.W. Beers, A.D. Ellis & C.G. Soule..., 1867. Folio. (17 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches). Lithographed title, list of maps (with Table of Distances on verso), 1 large, folding hand-coloured lithographic map of "New York [City] and Vicinity", 61 hand-coloured lithographic town plans (10 folding and printed on thinner paper, 1 double-page, some with integral letterpress text), 5 leaves at end with 14 images printed using 'Heliographic Engraving', being illustrations of buildings in various towns in NY after drawings by R.K. Sneden (10) or after photographs by Rockwood & Co. (2). (Endpapers creased, scattered minor creases or separations). Publisher's black morocco-backed light brown cloth, covers blocked in blind, the upper cover with title blocked in gilt. Scarce issue of Beer's famous county atlas covering Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam counties: "a documentary record of nineteenth century life and delightful specimens of American folk art" (Ristow). This copy in lovely condition. F. W. Beers, along with other members of his family, were among the leading county atlas publishers in period immediately following the Civil War. Their atlases provide "a detailed cartographical, biographical, and pictorial record of a large segment of rural America in the Victorian age" (Ristow). Beers' county atlases contain maps, town plans, as well as views of principal buildings and residents, along with textual information about the region. Many of the maps provide the names of specific home owners, as well as information about the occupations and physical locations of the various tradesmen in each village. Beers first published his Atlas of New York & Vicinity in 1867. Somewhat a misnomer, the atlas is at its essence a county atlas of Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam counties (although includes a large folding map of the region covering much of New Jersey, the southeastern counties of New York and western Connecticut, and a second map of Manhattan and Brooklyn). It has been observed by McCorkle and others that various issues of the atlas were published in that year and the following with significant differences in the number and selection of maps included by the publisher. This was the result of clever marketing by Beers, intending to sell the atlases to customers in specific regions. "Beers tailored the contents of the atlases carefully. He prepared 137 maps for the area he called 'New York City and Vicinity' but no one atlas had more than 61 [as here], and one had as few as 36" (McCorkle). Some copies of the atlas contain only maps of Westchester and Putnam counties, but without Dutchess County maps; other copies contain all of Dutchess and Putnam counties, but with only a portion of the more populated areas of Westchester; others include only the southern portions of Dutchess County and select maps from Westchester; others include a portion of Westchester County, neither Dutchess nor Putnam counties, but with the addition of Fairfield County, Connecticut maps. See McCorkle for a detailed tabular listing of the maps in 6 different copies examined. The present copy of the atlas includes the largest possible number of maps, with a significant portion of Westchester County and the full complement of Putnam and Dutchess County maps. Cf. Barbara B. McCorkle 'The Strange Case of F.W. Beers and The Atlas of New York and Vicinity' in Meridian 5, pp.39-43; cf. Phillips 2290; cf. Rumsey 4631; cf. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, chapter 25.

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        Commentaries on American Law. Eleventh Edition, Edited by George F. Comstock. Four Volumes

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1867. Original sheep, contrasting crimson and black labels, gilt, a bit worn and a little foxing and staining, but in general a well-preserved, attractive set Later edition of a pre-eminent work of American law, praised by Story and, in Lawrence Friedman's words, "immediately [becoming] the standard general treatise on law in the United States", devolving on Kent the sobriquet of "The American Blackstone

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      In folio, 4 voll., mz. marocchino coevo, dorso a cordoni con filetti e tit. oro (lievi abras.), tagli sup. dorati, pp. compl. 374, con 228 figg. inc. su legno nel t.; opera molto ben illustrata da 295 tavv. architettoniche f.t., disegnate e inc. in rame dal Sauvageot. Bella ediz. d'arte in cui vengono descritti e raffigurati 27 importanti edifici di: Arcueil, Beaumesnil, Bussy-Rabutin, Dijon, Orleans, Sully, Montescot, etc. Il primo vol. con 4 carte fiorite e arross., altrim. solo qualche fiorit. sparsa. Certamente un buon esemplare.

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        La Guyane Francaise.

      Hachette, Paris, 1867. 316 large pp. 1st ed., very fine in orig. decorated red cloth with raised bands on spine, a.e.g. A detailed guide to Cayenne and French Guiana with many fine engraved views, some full plate, the natural history subjects by Rapine and Delahaye, the other subjects by Riou.

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      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good. Vol. 1- vii + 413 pages. Vol. 2- vi + 410 pages. Vol. 3- vi + 452 pages. 7 1/2 x 10 in. First edition of this translation by Longfellow. Red half morocco binding with marbled boards and end papers, gilt lettering spine, five raised bands, top edge of text block gilt. Condition of the book is GOOD: Each volume has some wear and chipping of spine and darkening of spine and corners. Corners lightly worn and bent, marbled boards worn on front and rear with a few white patches. Each volume has small bookplate of David B. Ogden on inside of front cover, bindings tight, very minimal foxing on a few pages esp. first and last three, text very clean. Vol. 1: Front cover detached, but present, top corner of spine chipped off, bottom corners of covers worn. Vol. 2: Light abrading along covers near spine, bottom edges of covers a bit more worn. Vol. 3: bottom corner of spine cracked but not missing, corners of covers lightly bent.

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      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1867 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Presentation Copy. Translated by Longfellow. THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI. London: George Routledge & Sons, 1867. 8vo., 489pp., publisher's gilt-decorated forest green covered embossed cloth. Inscribed by Longfellow in pencil on the half-title: "W.W. Follett Synge from The Translator". A very good example of a fine association copy showing minor wear at the tips & spine extremities. A collection of letters from Synge [William Webb Follett, 1826-1891, who wrote: Tom Singleton, Dragoon and Dramatist] to Longfellow can be found in the Berg Collection.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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        The Works of Charles Dickens

      sp;- London- Chapman and Hall, 1867 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The Charles Dickens edition of the collected works of Charles Dickens,Bound by Bumpus (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). Containing: A Child's History of England, Great Expectations, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Christmas Books, Bleak House, Pickwick Papers, American Notes and Reprinted Pieces, Barnaby Rudge, Martin Chuzzlewit, David Copperfield, Our Mutual Friend, A Tale of Two Cities, Hard Times and Pictures From Italy, Sketches by Boz, The Uncommercial Traveller, The Old Curiosity Shop, Little Dorrit, Nicholas Nickleby, oliver Twist, Christmas Stories, and Dombey and Son. In 1867 the Charles Dickens Edition of his complete works was released. This edition featured new prefaces, written by Dickens, who also made minor corrections to the text. (DPCD)Illustrated throughout with one hundred and sixty-nine plates, collated complete. Dickens was regarded as the 'literary colossus' 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. On the other hand Oscar Wilde, Henry James and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism. Condition: Externally smart, though with some slight sunning to the spines and some light rubbing. One joint starting, andthree hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Ink signature to title page of Our Mutual Friend. Pages are bright, though with some foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Oeuvres illustrées

      Paris: Michel Lévy, 1867. relié. Grd. in 4 (21x30,5cm). Seconde édition populaire de ces oeuvres illustrées de Balzac après celle publiée chez Maresq en 1851-1852, cette fois chez Michel Lévy qui avait racheté le fond de Maresq. L'exemplaire que nous proposons contient bien les deux tomes des oeuvres de jeunesse qui manquent la plupart du temps ; ces deux tomes forment le tome 1 de notre exemplaire. Impression sur double colonne. Illustration abondante sur bois de Daumier, Johannot, Beaucé, Nanteuil, Andrieux... Demi Veau vert olive. Dos lisse orné de 4 fers romantiques et de filets, et d'une large roulette en queue. Frottements aux mors et coiffes, et coins. 2 coins cassés et manquant sur un cm. 2 pages portent une déchirure. Exemplaire remarquablement frais pour une édition populaire, avec parfois quelques rousseurs sur les premières et dernières pages. Cette édition complète, et la première véritablement illustrée de Balzac a l'avantage de tenir en peu de place, elle contient en outre ses oeuvres de jeunesse qui ne font pas partie de la Comédie humaine et son théâtre ; Les contes drolatiques sont par contre absents. - Michel Lévy, Paris _1867-1868, Grd. in 4 (21x30,5cm), 5 Vol. reliés. - 5 Vol. reliés

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      London: Cassell Petter & Galpin, 1867.  First edition, 21.5 x 16cm [4to], in publisher's blue linen w/elaborate gilt decorations & title to fr. cover & spine (blind design only to rear), bevelled edges, a.e.g., slate green ep.s, [1-6] 7-203 [204] cardstock pp. w/tissue-guarded frontis & 49 full-page wood engravings by the Dalziels, +4pp. publ. adverts to rear.  With the pencil signature of N. Clowes to recto of frontis leaf.  Binding Very Good (expertly rebacked w/most of the original spine laid down, corner-tips worn, & hinges reinforced); contents Near-Fine.  White 131-32, Reid 14-15 ("exceptionally interesting") & 158, Fredeman 97.17, Ray 161, de Beaumont 136, Goldman 59 ("one of the rarest books of the period"--see also pp.115, 129 & 142).

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

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        The Divine Comedy, Vols. I-III: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1867. First printing of Longfellow Translation.. Hardcover. Good +. 3 Vols., Cloth. Top edges Gilt, Gilt lettering. Quality paper. Complete. Inferno 413 p., Purgatorio 410 p., Paradiso 452 p. including an Index. Condition: Good+ overall. Each volume has some closed edge tears on the spine. Covers show some scuff marks and light general corner wear. Rear endpapers of Volume I show some browning. Light bit of tanning to interior margins. Volume III has a rubbed section of the top edge of the front panel near spine of about one inch.

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      London: George Routledge & Sons, 1867 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth Presentation Copy. Translated by Longfellow. THE DIVINE COMEDY OF DANTE ALIGHIERI. London: George Routledge & Sons, 1867. 8vo., 489pp., publisher's gilt-decorated forest green covered embossed cloth. Inscribed by Longfellow in pencil on the half-title: "W.W. Follett Synge from The Translator". A very good example of a fine association copy showing minor wear at the tips & spine extremities. A collection of letters from Synge [William Webb Follett, 1826-1891, who wrote: Tom Singleton, Dragoon and Dramatist] to Longfellow can be found in the Berg Collection.. Signed by Author. 1st Edition.

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