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        The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, and Other Stories

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

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        THE CELEBRATED JUMPING FROG OF CALAVERAS COUNTY

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

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

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

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        HANEY'S BASE BALL PLAYER'S BOOK OF REFERENCE CONTAINING THE REVISED RULES OF THE GAME FOR 1867, WITH AN EXPLANATORY APPENDIX TO EACH RULE, TOGETHER WITH FULL INSTRUCTIONS FOR UMPIRES AND SCORERS, AND ALSO FOR PITCHING, BATTING AND FIELDING. THE WHOLE FORMING A STANDARD AUTHORITY ON ALL POINTS OF THE NATIONAL GAME. [The first official baseball rule book]

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

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        The Illustrated London News. 1867 - (01 - 12). January to December. BOUND IN TWO VOLUMES

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

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        THE HISTORY OF IRELAND, FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME;

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

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        Dictionnaire Universel D'Histoire Naturelle Nouvelle Édition Revue, Considérablement Augmentée Et Enrichie

      Paris: Abel Pilon Et Cie., [c1867] [Vol. III 'Second Edition', Paris: Au Bureau Principal De L'Éditeur, 1867; Plate Vols.: Paris: MM. Renard, Martinet Et Cie., 1849]., 1867. 14 Vols. Text in 8vo. + 3 Plate Vols. in 4to. with half-titles. 287 (of 288?) engraved plates on india paper, mounted. with tissue guards. An attractive set in contemporary half red morocco, gilt backs, text vols. with all edges gilt, atlas vols. with top edge gilt (slightly rubbed, abrasions to upper cover of Vol. I, short split in lower front joint of 2nd atlas, dampstain to lower inner margin of text & some plates at beginning of 3rd atlas, some scattered light foxing in text vols. - the plates generally very clean). Mixed edition set of "the best illustrated encyclopedia of natural history." (Casey Wood) First published in 1837, the work includes articles contributed by the leading contemporary French authorities: Arago, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Deshayes, Prévost, Quatrefages, Valenciennes, and others. The plates, here uncoloured and on india paper, mounted, bound in three atlas volumes, were engraved by Fournier, Teillard, Oudet, Annedouche, Pierre, Corbié, and others, after Traviès, Werner, Prêtre, Oudart, Maubert, Baron, Delarue, Vaillant, Blanchard, &c., the first volume, devoted to humans, mammals, and birds containing 111 plates (the 53 birds after Édouard Traviès), the second, on reptiles, fish and insects with 93 plates, and the third, on shellfish, molluscs, spiders, &c., and plants with 83 plates. cfCasey Wood 323 (1837 edition with 288 coloured plates). cfPritzel 6846.. Hardcover.

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        The Book Of Psalms, Translated Out Of The Original Tongues, & with the former translations diligently compared & revised

      New York: American Bible Society, 1867. 3/4 cloth. Very Good +. 12 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches. Folio. [1] + [872] – 974 leaves. Printed in raised letters for the blind. Tears to upper margin of front endpapers and, edges lightly soiled. Bound in contemporary 3/4 black leather and black cloth which is worn at edges. A scarce early American edition of its kind. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, several decades before the widespread adoption of Braille, printers and educators in France and Britain began developing a variety of tactile reading systems for the visually impaired, making independent reading among the blind possible for the first time in history. The results of an important competition at the Royal Society of Arts in Edinburgh in 1832 inspired the American activist, Samuel Gridley Howe, to research and develop his own embossed reading system for the blind, which emerged in 1835 as "Boston Line Type." Drawing upon the methods of James Gall, an entrant in the Edinburgh competition, Howe created an alphabet of angular raised roman letters that "was said to be far less bulky and therefore less expensive than contemporary European roman-letter systems" (PRINTING HISTORY, p. 20). With the aid of a $1000 grant from the American Bible Society, Howe purchased the first printing press for the New England Institution for the Education of the Blind (today, the Perkins School for the Blind) and produced the country's first complete raised-letter Bible for the American Bible Society in 1842. The present Book of Psalms appears to have been printed with the first complete Howe-ABS Bible, retaining the pagination of that production, and was published separately with a new title page. ABS had published Selections of Psalms in 1835, and the Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind a Psalms and Hymns in 1840 and 1848, this is a very early edition of the Psalms. A rare work. Elizabeth M. Harris, IN TOUCH: PRINTING AND WRITING FOR THE BLIND IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (Smithsonian, 1981). Elizabeth M. Harris, "Inventing Printing for the Blind," PRINTING HISTORY, Vol. VIII, No. 2 (American Printing History Association, 1986), pp. 15-25. "The First Books Embossed in the U.S. for Blind Readers, 1833-1880," compiled by the Callahan Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind. Bible Resource Center, "Translation through Multimedia

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        Circular[s]: Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of New York. 1867-1922 [Eight Volumes]

      New York: [Commandery of the State of New York], 1867-1922. First edition. Three quarter morocco over red boards, four raised bands ruled in gilt, gilt titles; one volume matching cloth. A very good set with the bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois on front pastedowns of most volumes, shadow of sticker on foot of most backstrips. spine ends and joints scuffed on most volumes, well bound, most circulars quite clean. 8vo. The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, begun in Philadelphia in 1865, was modeled on the Society of the Cincinnati, and formed to protect the republic amid rumors of a plot to destroy the government after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Among its members were Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Benjamin Harrison, and William McKinley. By 1899 it had over 8000 members which included nearly every officer of note. The New York Commandery was the second formed after Pennsylvania. This collection is a nearly complete run lacking perhaps a dozen and a half meeting and other notices (out of 1194) prior to 1879, otherwise complete through 1922, ending with the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial. Contains circulars, papers, and annual meeting notices (as well as a few unnumbered items such as letters, publication advertisements, etc). The meeting notices are nearly all signed, corrected, and annotated by the New York Commandery recorders; they were then sent to the Illinois Commandery for their records. Written in hand in the early volumes, and by stamp latter on, the disposition of each person seeking membership was noted; the first volume contains additional and extensive handwritten notes and a letter explaining the rejection of a candidate by Horatio King (1811-1897) who was Postmaster General of the United States under James Buchanan and the first recorder. A later volume contains a tipped in typed and signed letter, explaining an expulsion for "conduct unbecoming of an officer." Beginning in the first volume is the appearance of the first black bordered "In Memoriam" notice, usually four pages, with a biography of the deceased. These biographies will,slowly come to make up the bulk of the circulars as the former officers passed away. A wealth of information and a very scarce collection, made irreplaceable by the annotations and corrections of the recorders.

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        Égypte et Palestine, observations médicales et scientifiques, par le Dr Ernest Godard. Avec une préface, par M. Charles Robin

      Victor Masson Et Fils, Paris 1867 Grand et fort in-8° relié demi-chagrin moderne, dos à cinq nerfs titre gravé, premier plat de couverture conservé, XXXI-438 pages. Magnifique exemplaire, fleurs de coins et francs de coupes. + Un atlas de XXVII planches gravées conservées dans son étui d'origine, lui-même protégé dans une boite moderne toilée havane foncée. Le docteur Godard est mort à Jaffa durant cette mission. Il a laissé à seulement 36 ans une très grande oeuvre médicale qui ouvre la tératologie moderne Très bon couverture rigide Edition originale

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        Corso completo di diritto civile italiano comparato.

      Napoli -Milano, De Pascale - Vallardi 1867/1891 12 volumi In-8, pp. LXXIII, 1, 292; XIV, 270, 4; X, 286, 4; 449, 7; XI, 420; XIX, 288; VIII, 252; 445; IX, 362; 446; 503; 274; legatura in tela con titolo in oro al dorso.

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        Garfieldís copy of John Stuart Millís ìThe Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comteî

      Ã¬The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comteî by John Stuart Mill, 182pp, 5î x 7.75î. Boston: William V. Spencer, 1867. Second Edition. Dark brown cloth boards, brown endpapers. Titled in gilt on spine. Publisherís logo on gilt on cover. Partial separation at front hinge, minor flaws. Very good condition. Affixed to the inside cover is a 2.5î x 1.5î label imprinted ìInter Folia Fructus / Library of / JAMES A. GARFIELD / No. __ ,î location penned in ink ìCase 1 ñ Shelf D.î The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books and pamphlets. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned. This 1867 book is one of them.

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        YUSEF; OR THE JOURNEY OF THE FRANGI. A CRUSADE IN THE EAST

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1867 - Top of spine edge starting to fray. "Hon. J. Chandler with kind regards of J. Ross Browne [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Armorial De Dauphine

      Lyon , Brun - Imprimeur Perrin, Rue d'Amboise 1867 - In-4°, forte reliure en tissus , étiquette de titre rouge (de l'époque) contre collée, plats muets, Ex Libris en page de Garde - 819 pages, importante somme représentée alphabétiquement et illustrée de vignettes dans le texte, frottements d'usages, de la coiffe en pied, du coin inférieur, belle tenue et très belle pagination. EDITION ORIGINALE - Ce Grand armorial est bien plus qu'un catalogue, l'auteur nous confiant en avant -propos : " Lorsque nous avons conçu la première idée de l'ouvrage que nous offrons au public, nous ne comptions accompagner le blason de chaque famille que de la simple indication du lieu de son origine & des terres & seigneuries qu'elle avait possédée.Ce travail, moins facile que nous ne pensions, nous a entrainé dans des recherches qui, peu à peu & sans que nous y prenions garde, ont singulièrement élargie le cadre que nous nous proposions de remplir".Grâce à la quantité des documents imprimés & manuscrits que l'obligence ne nos compatriotes a mis à notre disposition, il nous a été possible de trouver des filiations qui ne se trouvaient nulle part, de compléter & de rectifier une foule de généalogies, esquissées trop à la lélère par CHORIER, arrangées avec trop de complaisance par Guy Allard (.) " [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Macmillan, London 1867 - Finely bound in modern full red leather,gilt compartmented spine, in a solander box. London:MacMillan 1867. 8vo. 6th thousand. Some finger marking throughout and inscription "Edith Hunter 1878" otherwise a good and sound copy of an early edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Naturgeschichte Der Soeugethiere (Natural Law of the Savage Beasts)

      Verlag Von J.F. Schreiber, Esslingen, Germany 1867 - 1867 4th edition of this magnificent study in early chromolithography of the "savage" animals of the jungle. 30 detailed, full-page chromolithographed plates featuring 159 species of carnivores in various poses. A clean, well-preserved copy--all plates are in beautiful, unblemished condition. Folio, 34 pgs. of notes and captions plus the 30 plates themselves. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Die Papageien.

      - Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1867-1868. 2 volumes ( in 3). Royal-8vo. pp. xix, 1557, with 1 handcoloured lithographed distribution map, 6 (1 folded plain and 5 handcoloured) lithographed plates and some folded tables. Contemporary half calf, spines with gilt lettering. Anker 142; Nissen IVB, 314; Zimmer I, 220; Wood 341: "The most complete account yet written of the parrots of the world. This treatise includes a full discussion of their natural history, habits, systematic classification, anatomy, distribution, synonymy". Finsch's monograph on the Parrots has undoubtedly to be considered as one of the most elaborate and best works in the field of ornithology, which has ever been published. Plates a bit foxed as usual, else a good set of this wanted classic that has become rather scarce. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        WEN-CHIEN TZU-ERH CHI, A SERIES OF PAPERS . DOCUMENTARY CHINESE

      1867 - [CHINESE LANGUAGE] WADE, Thomas Francis. WEN-CHIEN TZU-ERH CHI, A SERIES OF PAPERS SELECTED AS SPECIMENS OF DOCUMENTARY CHINESE, Designed to Assist Students of the Language as Written by the Officials of China. In Sixteen Parts, with Key. London: Trubner & Co., 1867. First edition. Two quarto volumes. xii, 456 pp.; iv,72,52 pp. 30 x 23 cm. The second volume has a separate title-page: KEY TO THE TZU ERH CHI. DOCUMENTARY SERIES. VOLUME I. CONTAINING TRANSLATIONS OF PAPERS 1 TO 75, AND NOTES TO PAPERS 1 TO 65, INCLUSIVE. Depsite the Volume 1 designation, there were no further volumes published. Both volumes have the title in Chinese characters at the head of the title-page, as well as a contemporary ink ownership (of J. E. Woodruff). In worn and rubbed contemporary bindings with marbled sides. Both volumes are missing the original red leather backstrip. The spine of the first volume, WEN-CHIEN TZU-ERH CHI, has been neatly covered with brown cloth tape and its hinges strengthened with white cloth tape. Additionally, Volume 1 shows internal and external evidence of worming. Internally, the worm damage is confined to the margins without affecting the text and there are some pencil notes. Sir Thomas Francis Wade (1818- 1895), a British soldier turned diplomat and Sinologist, was the first professor of Chinese at Cambridge University. He developed a system of romanizing the Chinese language based on pronunciation conventions of the Beijing dialect. The system was later modified by Herbert Giles (another diplomat and scholar who had succeeded him as professor of Chinese at Cambridge) and became known as the Wade-Giles system. It was widely used throughout much of the twentieth century to represent the sounds of Mandarin in Western publications and is still used to represent some personal and place names. This work was prepared with the express purpose of preparing individuals destined to join Her Majesty's Consular Service in China with the written language of government as it appeared in books and in official correspondence. (Cordier III, 1689; DNB).

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        Modes et Costumes Historiques Etrangers

      Paris: Aux Bureaux des Modes et Costumes Historiques, 1867.. English Edition. Red hardback cloth cover. G : in Good condition. Some inner hinge cracking. Occasional very light foxing. Lacks plates 95-99. [5 plates]. 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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        IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.MR. RAMSEY SUBMITTED THE FOLLOWING MEMORIAL, &c. NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD.

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

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        RECHERCHES GÉOLOGIQUES DANS LES PARTIES DE LA SAVOIE, DU PIÉMONT ET DE LA SUISSE VOISINES DU MONT BLANC. ? ATLAS ?

      Paris et Genevé, Masson et fils, 1867Album In-folio grande Legatura editoriale in tutta tela color bruno; autore e titolo impressi in oro al piatto anteriore. Occhiello, frontespizio; 3 carte di testo bianche al verso a fronte di altrettante 3 tavole litografiche fuori testo raffiguranti fossili e segnate con le lettere A, B, e C; seguono  28 su XXIX tavole litografiche fuori testo, mancanza della numero XVIII sostituita con una fotocopia. La prima e la penultima rappresentano carte geo-topografiche della Valla d’Aosta e della Savoia. Le altre rappresentano schemi  di natura geologica o gradevoli paesaggi, anche 4 per tavola. Nonostante il Perret citi una tavola iniziale segnata con la lettera D tutti gli esemplari censiti riportano solo le prime 3 segnate A, B, e C come per l’esemplare in esame. L’autore fu un celebre geologo ginevrino che studiò per  30 anni il territorio valdostano e savoiardo limitrofo,  fu inoltre attivo alpinista  fondatore della sezione ginevrina del Club Alpino  Svizzero; si interessò, inoltre, alla conservazione dei massi erratici. Grazie a una scalata  diede anche il nome ad una cima : il Mont Favre. I suoi studi geologici vennero pubblicati nell’opera in esame, molto apprezzata per il rigore scientifico e per l’apporto di nuove conoscenze sulla materia geologica delle valli studiate e sulle loro catene montuose. L’atlante qui presente venne accompagnato da 3 volumi di testo di formato In-8° purtroppo mancanti. Il significativo apparato iconografico, prevalentemente di carattere scientifico,  è impreziosito da alcune piacevoli e raffinate vedute paesaggistiche. Esemplare in eccellenti condizioni, segnalata mancanza di una tavola. ITALIANO

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        Oeuvres complètes de Saint Bernard - Traduction nouvelle par M. l'Abbé Charpentier [ 8 tomes - Complet ]

      Librairie de Louis Vivès 1867 Complet, 8 vol. forts in-8 rel. demi-toile noire, Librairie de Louis Vivès éditeur, Paris, 1865 - 1867, 791, 841, 748, 685, 592, 592, 599 et 578 pp. Etat très satisfaisant (pièces sur dos lég. frottées, qques rouss., rares ex libris ms., bel ensemble par ailleurs). Français

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        Le Confessioni di un Ottuagenario.

      Firenze, Le Monnier, 1867. 1867 2 voll. in-16° (181x110mm), pp. (4), XVIII, 498; (4), 596; legatura coeva m. pelle verde cupo con titolo, fregi e filetti in oro ai dorsi. Piatti marmorizzati. Minimi restauri alla legatura, qualche fioritura e alone. Ottimo stato. Edizione originale di uno dei maggiori romanzi della letteratura italiana (che assumerà poi il definitivo titolo di "Confessioni di un Italiano"), composto dal giovanissimo scrittore in soli otto mesi, tra il 1857 e 1858, e pubblicato postumo. Il Nievo era infatti annegato non ancora trentenne nel viaggio di ritorno dalla Sicilia, dove aveva fatto parte dei Mille garibaldini, nella notte tra il 4 e il 5 marzo 1861, nel naufragio del vapore Ercole, al largo della costa sorrentina. L'edizione venne stampata per volere e cura della poetessa Erminia Fuà Fusinato; alle pp. in cifre romane del primo vol. figurano dei cenni biografici sul Nievo a cura degli editori e un componimento poetico commemorativo dello scrittore padovano steso dalla stessa Fuà Fusinato. Nel suo capolavoro, ricco di pagine indimenticabili, originalissimo svolgimento della forma del romanzo storico in cui gli accadimenti del nostro Risorgimento si intrecciano con le vicende biografiche del protagonista, il Nievo dà vita fra l'altro al personaggio della Pisana, forse il più bel personaggio femminile di tutte le nostre lettere. Parenti, Prime edizioni, p. 368.

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        Tan Barbara la seguridad como el delito

      Acquaforte e bulino, priva della firma. Esemplare della prima edizione, edito a Parigi da Delatre nella celebre ?Gazette des Beaux-Arts?, 1867. Magnifica prova, ben impressa, su carta vergata, in perfetto stato di conservazione. Conosciuto anche con il titolo Il piccolo prigioniero, questo celebre lavoro di Goya è conosciuto in diverse prove di stampa, ma non fu mai commercializzato dalla Calcografia di Madrid. Bibliografia: Harris 26 III/IV, Delteil 31. Dimensioni 85x110. Etching and engraving, without signature. Example from the first edition, published in Paris by Delatre in the famous ?Gazette des Beaux-Arts?, 1867. Magnificent work, sharp impression, printed on laid paper in excellent condition. Also known with the title of The Little Prisoner, this famous work realized by Goya has been catalogued in different examples, but has never been marketed by the Calcografia of Madrid. Harris 26 III/IV, Delteil 31. Dimensioni 85x110.

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        STORIA DEL CONTADO DI CHIAVENNA.

      Muggiani 1867-1870 in-8 gr., pp. IX, 676, bross. edit. Ediz. orig. di rara opera su Chiavenna in 14 fasc. mai rileg. nella loro originale veste edit. Crollalanza fu celebre storico marchigiano (Fermo 1819 - Pisa 1892) fondatore dell' "Annuario della Nobiltà Italiana" e autore di numerose opere a carattere araldico e genealogico. Questa sua opera principale - Storia del Contado di Chiavenna - uscì in fascicoli in diversi anni dal 1867 al 1870 e rimane ancora oggi la più valida fonte storica sulla valle lombarda, frutto di ricerche sul campo su iscrizioni, epigrafi, archivi pubblici e privati come si evince dal carteggio Crollalanza conservato alla Biblioteca comunale di Como. Lozzi 1218. [491]

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        Commentaires de Napoléon premier.

      Paris, Imprimerie Imperiale, 1867. 1867 Sei voll. in 4° TOMO 1 : LIV+ 490 pp e 7 tavole. le Siège de Toulon ; l'armemenr des côtes de la Provence ; les opérations de l'armée d'Italie, avec les batailles de Montenotte, de Lodi, de Pavie, de Castiglione, la prise du fort Urbano, les batailles d'Arcole, de Rivoli ; les opérations des armées de Sambre-et-Meuse et de Rhin-et-Moselle. TOMO 2 :474 pp e 8 tavole. l'Insurrection des Etats de Venise ; la journée du 18 fructidor ; un précis historique sur la Corse ; les campagnes d'Egypte et de Syrie ; TOMO 3 : 555 pp t 9 tavole.Suite des Campagnes d'Egypte et de Syrie ; l'Egypte sous Kléber et sous Menou ; le directoire. TOMO 4 :485 pp e 5 tavole. Le 18 brumaire ; la pacification de la Vendée ; campagne de 1800, avec la bataille de Marengo. TOMO 5: 532 pp e 4 tavole. Campagne de 1815 avec le retour de l'ile d'Elbe, la bataille de Ligny et celle de Waterloo; des extraits du mémorial de Sainte-Hélène par le Comte de Las Cases, et des récits de la captivité de Napoléon par le Comte de Montholon, ainsi que le testament de Napoléon. TOME 6 : 608 pp. contiene "Dix-sept notes sur l'ouvrage intitule' Considerations sur l'art de la guerre" con anche le note di Napoleone e 3 "Precis des guerres: du Marechal de Turenne, de Frederic II et de Jules Cesar". Legature in mezza pelle verde con angoli dell'epoca firmata dal legatore A.Perticaroli di Roma. Titoli e fregi in oro e nervi ai dorsi, segnalibri in seta verde. L'opera é illustrata da 33 tavv. a colori, a doppia pag., relative ai piani delle piu' importanti battaglie e carte geografiche. Importante edizione che raccoglie tutte le memorie dettate dall'imperatore Napoleone I° nell'esilio di S. Elena, classificate per ordine cronologico. L'opera prende avvio dall'assedio di Tolone (1793) e dalle operazioni dell'armata d'Italia (1792-95), segue con le campagne d'Italia (1796-97) e termina con la campagna del 1815; in appendice il testamento di Napoleone. Il VI vol. Edizione originale. Cfr. Lorenz,VI, p. 318. Ottimo esemplare in barbe, conservate le brochures originali.

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        A Second Century of Orchidaceous Plants.

      Selected from the subjects published in 'Curtis' Botanical Magazine since the issue of the 'First Century'. London, L. Reeve & Co., 1867. Large-4to (315 x 245mm). pp. viii, with 100 beautifully handcoloured lithographed plates and descriptive text. Publisher's blindpressed green cloth, gilt lettering on spine and frontcover. Bateman was one of the most famous orchidologists of the last century. His gigantic publication "Orchidacea of Mexico and Guatamala" being the most famous. The present work is a selection of orchids most worthy of cultivation as published in Curtis' Botanical Magazine, with a revised and in many cases re-written text. However here published on large paper to avoid the necessity of folding. The beautiful plates are by W. Fitch, probably the most renowned botanical artist of the Victorian era. The first hundred plates "A Century of Orchidaceous Plants" were published by W.J. Hooker and are an independant work. A fine copy of this scarce work. One endpaper and the half title with tear repaired. Provenance: Bookplate of Denis I. Duveen. Nissen BBI, 87; Stafleu & Cowan 344.

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        Plan géométral de Paris et de ses agrandissements à l'échelle d'un millimètre pour 10 m (1/10 000). [ Plan de Paris en couleurs - 1869 ]

      E. Andriveau-Goujon 1867 1 carte entoilée dépliante sous chemise cartonnée et étui au format 104 x 156 cm, en couleurs, E. Andriveau-Goujon, Paris, 1867 Rare et bon exemplaire de cette carte de Paris en grand format, nous présentant la capitale à la fin du Second Empire, à la veille du Siège de Paris et de la Commune (la chemise est abîmée, l'étui est en bon état). D'une échelle et d'un format supérieur aux autres productions d'Andriveau-Goujon, elle englobe l'intégralité de la boucle de la Seine avec Boulogne et son bois, jusqu'à Saint-Cloud et Suresnes. Français

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        Ka MOOLELO O HENERI OPUKAHAIA, ua Hanauia ma Hawaii, M. H. 1787, A ua Make ma Amerika, Feberuari 17, 1818. Oia Ka Hua Mua O Hawaii Nei

      Paiia E [New York]:: Ko Amerika Ahahui Teraka [American Tract Society]:. 1867.. 12mo. 6-1/8 x 3-7/8". 1st Book Edition in Hawaiian (Forbes 2757). [2 (blank)], 103, [1 (advert, in English)] pp.. Original publisher's terra-cotta cloth binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to spine.. Square & tight. Spine sunned. A VG+ copy.. Frontispiece, with original tissue-guard present.

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        The Last Chronicle Of Barset.: Two volumes

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1867. First Edition. Frontispiece in both volumes and 30 black-and-white illustrations by George H. Thomas. Bound in the publisher's original blue cloth with the title stamped in gilt on the spine and front cover. Both volumes have rubbing at the extremities. Volume two has chips to the head and the heel of the spine. Two inner hinges are seperated, a third is starting, the fourth is fine. Volume one has been rebacked. The pages are relatively clean with very little foxing. The text block in both volumes is sound. A good candidate for a leather binding. Hard Cover

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        The Holy Scriptures - the Inspired Version - Joseph Smith Translation - The Inspired Version

      Joseph Smith, I. L. Rogers, E. Robinson 1867. Very Good Leather Remarkable condition. Full brown leather, Original leather binding, with complete rare black label. End sheet are original pinkish-tan. Previous owners name inside front cover, James Hortts (sp) Freedonia, Arizona. This is the cleanest copy I have had for sale. The black label on the spine is bright and clean. Interior is prestine. 100% original and authentic. ; Complete title is "THE HOLY SCRIPTURES Translated and corrected by the SPIRIT OF REVELATION by JOSEPH SMITH Jr. The Seer". Published by the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS. Published by The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Mormon. ; 5" x 7.25"; 917 + 286 pages

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

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

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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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        Peer Gynt. Et dramatisk Digt.

      Gyldendal, København 1867. (4)+259 sider. Indbundet i et smukt, nyere, privat rødt halvlæderbind. Bindet sign. Knud Vejlø. Indvendig lidt brunplettet.. Attraktivt eksemplar af den sjældne førsteudgave af dette skelsættende værk

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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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        Griset's Grotesques

      George Routledge and Sonsa London: George Routledge and Sonsa, 1867. First edition. Original red-brown embossed cloth with large central impressed gilt and pictorial illustration, gilt lettering on spine. Fully illusrated with drawings on wood (100 individual) engraved by the Dalziel Brothers. Some wear to covers, occasional soiling. A very good and tight copy of an attractive book rarely seen in nice condition.

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        WEN-CHIEN TZU-ERH CHI, A SERIES OF PAPERS ... DOCUMENTARY CHINESE

      1867. Fine. [CHINESE LANGUAGE] WADE, Thomas Francis. WEN-CHIEN TZU-ERH CHI, A SERIES OF PAPERS SELECTED AS SPECIMENS OF DOCUMENTARY CHINESE, Designed to Assist Students of the Language as Written by the Officials of China. In Sixteen Parts, with Key. London: Trubner & Co., 1867. First edition. Two quarto volumes. xii, 456 pp.; iv,72,52 pp. 30 x 23 cm. The second volume has a separate title-page: KEY TO THE TZU ERH CHI. DOCUMENTARY SERIES. VOLUME I. CONTAINING TRANSLATIONS OF PAPERS 1 TO 75, AND NOTES TO PAPERS 1 TO 65, INCLUSIVE. Depsite the Volume 1 designation, there were no further volumes published. Both volumes have the title in Chinese characters at the head of the title-page, as well as a contemporary ink ownership (of J. E. Woodruff). In worn and rubbed contemporary bindings with marbled sides. Both volumes are missing the original red leather backstrip. The spine of the first volume, WEN-CHIEN TZU-ERH CHI, has been neatly covered with brown cloth tape and its hinges strengthened with white cloth tape. Additionally, Volume 1 shows internal and external evidence of worming. Internally, the worm damage is confined to the margins without affecting the text and there are some pencil notes. Sir Thomas Francis Wade (1818- 1895), a British soldier turned diplomat and Sinologist, was the first professor of Chinese at Cambridge University. He developed a system of romanizing the Chinese language based on pronunciation conventions of the Beijing dialect. The system was later modified by Herbert Giles (another diplomat and scholar who had succeeded him as professor of Chinese at Cambridge) and became known as the Wade-Giles system. It was widely used throughout much of the twentieth century to represent the sounds of Mandarin in Western publications and is still used to represent some personal and place names. This work was prepared with the express purpose of preparing individuals destined to join Her Majesty's Consular Service in China with the written language of government as it appeared in books and in official correspondence. (Cordier III, 1689; DNB).

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        Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript

      London: N. Trubner & Co., 1867. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. First edition. 4 volumes. lxxiv,536,12 (List of Subscribers); lxxi,(1),609,(6); xliv,595;viii,126,(1)pp. The final 6pp. of volume two constitute two titles pages for parts 1 and 2 as well as a notice should the owner prefer to bind volume 2 into two volumes. Volumes 1-3 are think 4to, 7 by 9 inches, untrimmed, contemporary half morocco,, spines in 6 compartments, gilt titles; pebble grain cloth sides. Volume 4 is in a dissimilar binding, trimmed to 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, all edges red; contemporary half calf; spine in 6 compartments, leather lettering labels, gilt; marbled paper sides and endpapers. Volumes 1-3 constitute Ballads and Romances; Volume 4, frequently absent, is Loose and Humorous Songs. Condition is as follows: Vols. 1-3 have a neat library stamp on the reverse of the title page; inner hinges are neatly mended; light wear and soil, else very good; Volume 4 has neat repairs to the hinges, light wear to the edges, else very good. First edition of this important publication of the original folio manuscript that "stimulated an extensive rehabilitation of the repute of English balladry," expertly edited by Hale and Furnivall. Four volumes total. Much Arthurian lore.

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        Ka MOOLELO O HENERI OPUKAHAIA, ua Hanauia ma Hawaii, M. H. 1787, A ua Make ma Amerika, Feberuari 17, 1818. Oia Ka Hua Mua O Hawaii Nei

      Ko Amerika Ahahui Teraka American Tract Society: Paiia E [New York]:: Ko Amerika Ahahui Teraka [American Tract Society]:. 1867.. 12mo. 6-1/8 x 3-7/8". 1st Book Edition in Hawaiian (Forbes 2757). [2 (blank)], 103, [1 (advert, in English)] pp.. Original publisher's terra-cotta cloth binding, with gilt stamped title lettering to spine.. Square & tight. Spine sunned. A VG+ copy.. Frontispiece, with original tissue-guard present.

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        The Last Chronicle Of Barset.: Two volumes

      First Edition. Frontispiece in both volumes and 30 black-and-white illustrations by George H. Thomas. Bound in the publisher's original blue cloth with the title stamped in gilt on the spine and front cover. Both volumes have rubbing at the extremities. Volume two has chips to the head and the heel of the spine. Two inner hinges are seperated, a third is starting, the fourth is fine. Volume one has been rebacked. The pages are relatively clean with very little foxing. The text block in both volumes is sound. A good candidate for a leather binding. Hard Cover

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        Osnovania Geometrii: Rukovodstvo sostavlennoe dlia gemnaziy [The Essentials of Geometry: a guide created for gymnasiums]

      Ministerstvo Narodnogo Prosveschenia The Ministry of Public Enlightenment Moscow: Ministerstvo Narodnogo Prosveschenia [The Ministry of Public Enlightenment], 1867. Fourth edition. Hardcover. fair. 8vo. 192pp. Half-leather over decorative paper-covered boards. A geometry textbook created for use in gymnasiums, by Feodor Ivanovich Busse, a leading figure in the development of state educational curriculum in the Russian Empire during the 19th century. Busse published the first edition of the guide in 1844, while working as the director of St. Petersburg's 3rd gymnasium, a school that eventually would count Nabokov, Marshak, and Mravinsky among its alumni. The gymnasiums were the elite educational institutions in the Russian Empire, attended for the most part by young nobles, and personally overseen by the Tsar, Alexander II at the time. Busse's guide is designed to meet the high expectations of the Tsar's curriculum. The textbook is divided into two parts, "'Lines and Planes," and "Bodies," and each part is subdivided into several chapters, outlining explanations of axioms and theorems, and presenting a total of 558 problems, with some solutions at the end of each chapter. At the end of the volume are 8 foldout diagram sheets, depicting numerous geometric bodies. Text in Russian. Front board detached, but present. Leather binding peeled along spine, boards rubbed and scuffed, corners bumped. Some foxing and pencil marks to interior. Overall in fair condition.

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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"

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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." .

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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. .

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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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        Les fleurs animees. Par J.J. Grandville. Texte par Alph. Karr, Taxile Delord et le Cte. Foeulix. Nouvelle edition avec planches tres soigneusement retouches pour la gravure et le coloris par M. Maubert, peintre d'histoire naturelle attaché au Jardin des Plantes

      Paris; Garnier Freres, [n.d., 1867] New edition. Contemporary red morocco over red cloth boards. Gilt spine, all edges gilt. . Two volumes, large octavo. Two hand-colored wood-engraved titles and fifty hand-colored wood-engraved plates, two uncolored plates. Decorative woodcut initials and tailpieces throughout. Binding extremities lightly rubbed, tear at head of spine of Vo. 2 neatly repaired. Some light foxing at beginning and end of each volume. A very good, clean set. Though the images in the book are of Grandville's time, his manner of proceeding is that of an artist of the modern movement, exploring the same subject through a sequence of slight but significant variations. Most of the plates show an elegant lady accompanied by respectful creatures, animals and insects, even fish and reptiles. As the series nears its end there are more elaborate scenes of flower-ladies in groups. A little world is created, governed by its own laws, which was full of significance to Grandville and hence becomes so to the reader as well. his first biographer wrote in the preface to Les étoiles (pp. viii-ix): 'The Fleurs animées are the very thought of Grandville; they were his favorite work, the work into the execution of which he put all that was in him of poetic and gracious originality, of dexterity of mind and observation, of that prodigious perspicacity which made him divine affinities hitherto unperceived by anyone and discover new worlds'" (Ray, The Art of the French Illustrated Book, 198.

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        LA ORQUESTA

      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.

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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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