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         ALS to ?My Dear Procter?, on headed paper from Gad?s Hill Place, Higham by Rochester, Kent. Thursday Fifth November, 1868. ?. A thousand thanks! I am happy to be free from reading on the 21st of this month, and will be with you please God. I wish I could write as plainly as you do.?

      1868 1868 - 11 lines on recto only of single 8vo leaf. Guarded on left side from insertion in album. Partially printed in Pilgrim Letters vol. XII, p.216. A brief but affectionate letter written to his old friend Bryan Waller Procter, the poet Barry Cornwall and father of Adelaide Procter, during a period of great stress on a day when Dickens is at home: ?almost an unaccountable and incredible circumstance to myself in these Farewell Reading Times? as he wrote on the same day to Mrs Norton. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT.

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         Oeuvres publiées par les soins de son excellence le ministre de l'instruction publique et des cultes.

      Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1862-1868. - Tome 1: Portrait + XI + 728 pages + 1 tableau et 16 planches hors-texte / tome 2 : 4 pages non chiffrées + 828 pages + 1 tableau et 8 planches hors-texte / tome 3: 4 pages non chiffrées + 1 portrait + 795 pages + 12 planches hors-texte / tome 4: 4 pages non chiffrées + 775 pages + 4 planches hors-texte (manque les tomes 5 et 6). (28x23cm). Cartonnages imprimés usagés. Plats frottés par endroits. Coins émoussés. Mors légèrement ouverts. Rousseurs. Quelques mouillures. Très Belles Planches. Papier fort. Importante édition des Oeuvres de Lavoisier réalisée par Dumas. Le tome 2nd est paru avant le premier.

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         President Johnson on Ratification of 14th Amendment by North Carolina and Florida: Guaranteeing Equal Protection Under the Law

      1868 - Document Signed as President. July 11, 1868. Ordering Secretary of State to Affix the Seal of the United States to Johnson's Proclamation announcing ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment by North Carolina and Florida. 1 p. Complete TranscriptI hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to a Proclamation announcing the ratification of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution by the legislature of North Carolina, and proceedings in Florida in same regard; which proclamation is dated this day, and signed by me: and for so doing this shall be his warrant. Andrew JohnsonWashington, July 11, 1868.Historical BackgroundThe Fourteenth Amendment expanded the definition of citizenship by making freed slaves full and equal citizens. Replacing the Constitution's infamous counting of "three fifths of all other persons," the amendment made "the whole number of persons in each State" the basis for representation. It federalized the Bill of Rights by holding the state governments to the same standards of protection of individual citizenship rights as the national government, particularly applying the Fifth Amendment's guarantees of "due process" to the states. In June 1866, Congress had passed the Fourteenth Amendment, and President Johnson forwarded it to the states for ratification. A half dozen states ratified it that year, and fourteen more joined them by the next February. However, the initial rejection by the legislatures of every former Confederate state except Tennessee led the Republican Congress to pass the Reconstruction Acts, placing former Confederate states under military governments, until the states could establish new civil governments. Congress also passed a law on March 2, 1867, requiring each former Confederate state to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment before "said State shall be declared entitled to representation in Congress."By the spring of 1868, twenty-four states, including Tennessee, Arkansas, and Florida had ratified the proposed Fourteenth Amendment. Though Ohio had rescinded its ratification that January, and New Jersey followed suit in February, the amendment continued to progress. On July 11, 1868 Johnson issued his proclamation (made official by this document) noting ratification by Florida and North Carolina (which had initially rejected the amendment in December 1866). A week later, on July 18, he issued proclamations announcing the ratifications by Louisiana and South Carolina. On July 20, he issued another regarding the ratification by Alabama, and on July 27, he announced the ratification by Georgia.With the addition of Florida, North Carolina, Louisiana, and South Carolina, the necessary three-quarters of the states had ratified the proposed amendment. On July 20, 1868, Secretary of State William H. Seward certified that on July 9th the amendment had become part of the Constitution. On July 21, Congress adopted a concurrent resolution declaring the Fourteenth Amendment to be a part of the Constitution and ordering the Secretary of State to issue it as such. Congress included both New Jersey and Ohio as having ratified the amendment, effectively declaring that those states could not rescind a ratification after it had been affirmed. In any case, the ratification by Alabama and Georgia, on July 13 and 21, respectively, removed any doubt. On July 28, Seward issued another proclamation, declaring the Fourteenth Amendment "has become valid to all intents and purposes as a part of the Constitution of the United States." Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas ratified in 1869-1870, but Delaware, Maryland, California, and Kentucky did not ratify the Amendment until the twentieth century. Oregon, which had rescinded its ratification late in 1868, re-ratified the Amendment in 1973. When Ohio and New Jersey re-ratified the Fourteenth Amendment in 2003, all states that existed during Reconstruction had ratified the Amendment.Text of the Fo. (See website for full description)

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         Tractatus theologico-politicus : a theological and political treatise, showing under a series of heads that freedom of thought and of discussion may not only be granted with safety to religion and the peace of the state, but cannot be denied without danger to both the public peace and true piety / By Benedict de Spinoza. From the Latin. With an introduction and a few notes by the translator

      London : Trübner & co. , 1868. Second Edition. Finely bound in full vellum with gilt-blocked leather label to the spine and decorated gilt on the cover, all professionally re-cased. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered.. Edition; 2d ed. Physical description; viii, 359, [1] p ; 23 cm. Notes; Translated by Robert Willis. Subjects; Philosophy and religion.

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         The Moonstone. A Romance.

      Tinsley, London. 1868 - First edition. Octavo. Three volumes in one. pp viii, 315; 297; 309. Period binding of half calf with marbled boards. Lacks the half-titles for Vols. II and III and the adverts. The most celebrated of Collins's works, generally considered the first detective novel in English literature. Early ownership inscription on front pastedown. Covers rubbed at edges. Inner front hinge a little cracked but tight. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1868. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 409 pp. First American trade edition. Pebbled green cloth binding with gilt stamping, beveled edges. Very Good with light lean to spine, patch of cloth slightly lifted from the board at the top edge of the front cover, cloth lightly rubbed, pages toned. A very nice copy.

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         Charles G. "Chinese" Gordon

      , October 27, 1868. October 27, 1868. Gordon writes to Mr. Harry Smith, Esq. from Gravesend Oct. 27, 1868. The letter reads in full, "My dear Mr. Smith, Thank you for your kind letter and its enclosures which I think I shall . . . for the present, though I could not read them again. It is a strange what you say about Sir W. and his regard for me to me. I do not think we ever got on well, for on no subject, do we really agree & he argued with so I have to give in I openly say no real friendship can exist under such circumstances whatever might be eventually developed. Doctor Stevenson often speaks as you do, on another subject, but when I say to him, suppose you were to tell the cat, he says no "I tried & failed", and cannot try again. I would not wish my happiness to be solitary, but when the means of that happiness hope, humbly pointed out, and are rebuffed so very abruptly, discretion, good taste, and above all, kindly feeling desirous not to give offense are not a vital point, makes me silent. I say not a vital, for I believe that most believers are wanting in that item. Happiness in this world under all trial is the proportion of but a few, though I think it might be the portion of all believers. However to go back to Sir W. it is impossible to me to say how much and totally we differ. I will write to him as I do periodically and I have also asked Col. Jervois at W.O. to tell the Duke that I think if he offered him some emply. He would not again refuse which Jervois was very glad to do and wrote me a very nice letter about the same showing he felt he owed Sir W. something for past affairs. Do not mention this!!! I scarcely need say that need I? If he got employed, I must say I should be selfishly glad a little for them I would have quiet. Excuse so much about self. I am glad to say I am better now I am back at Gravesend again. I hope Mrs. Smith is well, I admire the bravery with which she contended with Sir. W. in walking. I had to go to town today on duty, and saw in St. James park some ganders & geese with knobs (bright orange) as big as our friend at Bothwell & as proud & thought of our trip. My friend who was expatiating on something was disgusted at my interest in the noblemen and did not see the propriety of my remarks, they were proclaiming their great truth loudly, and calling for admiration. Kind regards to Mrs. Smith. Yours sincerely, C.G. Gordon." Lt. Col. William Drummond Jervois R.E Jervois joined the army in 1839, and was educated and commissioned as a Royal Engineer (See combat engineering). After service in South Africa, he became an expert on land-based fortifications of cities against naval attack, and proposed several options for a ring of defenses around London. In 1864-1865, he reviewed fortifications in Canada, submitting what became a politically controversial report that stated that the Great Lakes and Upper Canada were not defensible. Later in his career, he became governor of several colonies-the Straits Settlements (Penang, Singapore and Malacca), South Australia, and then New Zealand.

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         Thérèse Raquin.

      Paris, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie. 1868 - ÉDITION ORIGINALE RARE. Pas de grands papiers annoncés. Paris, Librairie Internationale, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie. - 1868 - 305 pages. Exemplaire enrichi d'une photographie originale de Zola, collée sur la page de garde. Reliure demi chagrin prune de l'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de fleurons et filets dorés. Pas de rousseur. Très bon état. Bel exemplaire, bien relié. Format in-12°(18x12). 1ère Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Nathaniel Banks

      January 20 1868. Comprises:General Banks' Civil War Starr Carbine Rifle. Without pin that holds the hammer works in place. All parts still move freely. Patina present. Rarely does one have an opportunity to own a firearm of a Civil War General.Autograph Letter Signed, "NPB," three pages, front and verso on two conjoined sheets, 5" x 8", January 20, 1868, Washington, D.C. In full, "My dear Wife, No letters from you today. I hope you are well. You will be surprised I am sure - Mr. Kelly my tailor from Philadelphia insisted today upon my ordering a suit of clothes saying it was discreditable to the Gov't. that I am not better dressed. His philosophy is that being long in body & short in legs like Douglas & Napoleon I need a dark coat & vest and light pants. I am to wear a mulberry or dahlia colored coat with velvet collar and and pants of uncertain color but light. I shall be pleased. My bill he says may stand until I am ready which again pleases me - for I never felt poorer than now. I shall be pleased to get letters to night and more pleased to see you when you can come on Sunday. / (signed) NPB / God bless our darling children." Toning along conjoined edge from prior mounting. Fine condition.

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         Ragged Dick; Or, Street Life In New York With The Boot-Blacks

      Boston: Loring, Publisher, 1868. First edition. Hardcover. 296 pages. 18 x 12 cm. This copy with ad leaf and Dick standing alone with his boot-blacking box: later issues have image of four street boys. Ad leaf here contains two titles in the "Ragged Dick Series," plus three in "Campaign Series." First edition is indicated by two titles only of the former with the second title described as available "In December" 1868. There are also three additional wood engraved illustrations. This story was first published serially in "Student and Schoolmate" [Boston], January - December, 1867, and then issued in book format, 1868. GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 75. PETER PARLEY TO PENROD p.29. Interior contents fresh and clean with very minor scattered toning, mostly marginal. Modern quarter brown cloth and marbled boards. Fine.

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         [Titles in Deseret]: FIRST DESERET READER. [and] SECOND DESERET READER. [and] BOOK OF MORMON. [and] SELECTIONS FROM THE BOOK OF MORMON

      New York: Published for The Deseret University by Russell Bros, 1868-69. FIRST EDITIONS. These are especially appealing copies of the only four books to be printed using the 38 vaguely Cyrillic and semiphonetic characters of the Deseret alphabet, an alphabet used briefly by the Mormons who settled Deseret, the vast Western territory that includes present-day Utah. While Brigham Young and others stated that the alphabet was created to aid immigrants arriving from many parts of the world by supplying them with a common language, in truth the new alphabet was at least as much a reflection of a prevailing xenophobia among the Mormons, who preached a self-sufficient isolationism as a moral barrier to the corruption of Gentiles. Created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball, and George D. Watt and based in part on Pitman shorthand, the Deseret alphabet was introduced in 1854, but could not be printed until a font was created. Russell House font foundry in New York created the typeface, which was used to print the "Deseret News" beginning in 1859. Russell printed 500 copies of this Book of Mormon (making it one of the rarer editions of that work) and 10,000 each of the two readers. Unfortunately for Deseret, the Readers arrived the same year as the transcontinental railroad. As the population of Utah Territory became more diverse and less exclusively Mormon, interest in the use of the Church's alphabet quickly diminished, it ceased to be taught in schools, and the "Deseret News" switched to roman type. Copies of these books are not regularly found as a complete group, and certainly not so in agreeable condition (and the flyer and currency we offer here comprise a nice little bonus).. Readers: 190 x 120 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"); Others: 230 x 145 mm. (9 x 5 3/4"). Four separately published volumes. FIRST EDITIONS. Book of Mormon in publisher's black cloth; "Selections" in blue roan-backed illustrated boards, Readers in original cloth-backed illustrated boards. Readers with illustrations in the text. With an LDS Church leaflet entitled "Deseret Reader," detailing the history of the Readers as well as with three notes of Bishop's General Store House script laid in at front of Second Reader. Flake/Draper 607, 608; Sabin 83050. Cover of "Second Reader" a little smudged and with a tiny gouge, front cover of "Selections" with minor blistering (apparently from damp), other trivial imperfections, but generally AN EXTREMELY WELL-PRESERVED GROUP, all of the volumes completely sound and showing little use, and INTERNALLY IN MINT CONDITION. (The "Deseret Reader" and the three pieces of paper currency as new.).These are especially appealing copies of the only four books to be printed using the 38 vaguely Cyrillic and semiphonetic characters of the Deseret alphabet, an alphabet used briefly by the Mormons who settled Deseret, the vast Western territory that includes present-day Utah. While Brigham Young and others stated that the alphabet was created to aid immigrants arriving from many parts of the world by supplying them with a common language, in truth the new alphabet was at least as much a reflection of a prevailing xenophobia among the Mormons, who preached a self-sufficient isolationism as a moral barrier to the corruption of Gentiles. Created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball, and George D. Watt and based in part on Pitman shorthand, the Deseret alphabet was introduced in 1854, but could not be printed until a font was created. Russell House font foundry in New York created the typeface, which was used to print the "Deseret News" beginning in 1859. Russell printed 500 copies of this Book of Mormon (making it one of the rarer editions of that work) and 10,000 each of the two readers. Unfortunately for Deseret, the Readers arrived the same year as the transcontinental railroad. As the population of Utah Territory became more diverse and less exclusively Mormon, interest in the use of the Church's alphabet quickly diminished, it ceased to be taught in schools, and the "Deseret News" switched to roman type. Copies of these books are not regularly found as a complete group, and certainly not so in agreeable condition (and the flyer and currency we offer here comprise a nice little bonus).

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         LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF OUR LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS, FROM 1848 TO 1861. SPECIAL EDITION WITH 71 MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPHS with ALICE IN WONDERLAND CONNECTION.

      London Smith Elder & Co 1868 - FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION 1868, INSCRIBED BY QUEEN VICTORIA, TO REVEREND DUCKWORTH WHO KNEW LEWIS CARROLL AND WAS PRESENT ON THE ORIGINAL BOATING EXPEDITION DURING WHICH ALICE'S ADVENTURES WERE FIRST TOLD TO ALICE LIDDELL SEE BELOW. SPECIAL EDITION WITH 71 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, Edited by Arthur Helps. 4to, approximately 305 x 245 mm, 12 x 9¾ inches, 71 mounted photographs of Scottish views by G. W. Wilson, 8 steel engraved plates, 2 chromolithograph plates, 69 wood engraved vignettes in the text, some from sketches by the Queen, pages xvii, (3), 198, bound in the original publisher's glazed (Mauchline) boards with tartan design, "Victoria" stamped in gilt in a tiny font at the top of the upper cover, spine in dark red morocco with raised bands, gilt rules and thistle decoration in compartments, gilt title, all edges gilt, silk effect endpapers. A few small chips to glaze on upper cover, 1 or 2 light scratches to covers, spine a little rubbed at tail, 2 closed tears to front pastedown, neatly stuck down, slight pale damp staining to margins of frontispiece steel engraving just catching a tiny area of sky on image, small pale damp stain to the corner of 1 steel engraving only affecting sky, pale damp staining to margins of following 3 pages, small pale damp stains to margin of the 2 colour plates, otherwise contents bright and clean, some photographs are very slightly yellow but they are not faded, tiny nick to fore-edge of a few pages. Binding tight and firm but 1 gathering near the beginning has been reinserted at sometime and protrudes very slightly from the text block. A very good copy. See Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 62, No. 427. He mentions a quarto editon with 71 photographs. The Truthful Lens, A survey of the photographically illustrated book 1844-1914 by Goldschmidt and Naef, page 205 number 83, list the edition with 42 photographs. The photographs mostly measure approximately 160 x 105 mm (6½ x 4 inches) but some are half that size and mounted 2 to a plate, each has a printed border and caption on the mount and all the photographs and steel engravings have tissue guards. All the photos except 5 show Scottish views: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, castles, cottages, scenery, mountains, rivers etc. The other 5 show Windsor, the Thames, Plymouth and Lands End. Six of the steel engravings show the Queen and her family in various pursuits. The inscription in Victoria's hand is on a blank endpaper and reads: "For the Rev: R. Duckworth from Victoria, June 20, 1870". The Rev. Robinson Duckworth (1834-1911) was a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford from 1860 to 1876, where, from 1866 to 1870, he was Instructor and the Governor to Victoria's son Prince Leopold. He was Chaplain-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria from 1870 to 1901 and there is a round memorial window dedicated to him in Westminster Abbey. At Oxford Reverend Duckworth knew Lewis Carroll and was present on the original boating expedition of 4 July 1862 during which Alice's Adventures were first told by Lewis Carroll to Alice Liddell and friends. Robinson Duckworth wrote his own account of the river-trip in a letter sent to Stuart Collingwood, who was compiling his second volume of biographical and literary pieces, The Lewis Carroll Picture Book. See also The Letters of Lewis Carroll, edited by Morton N. Cohen, Volume 1, page 124-125 and page 63. Laid in the book is a 1940s reprint of a photograph of Robinson Duckworth. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Autograph letter signed ("F. Freiligrath"). Stuttgart, 28. XII. 1868.

      1868. 8vo. 1 page. To an unnamed addressee, asking for tickets to visit the Royal Castles. - Small damage to edges.

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         LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF OUR LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS, FROM 1848 TO 1861. SPECIAL EDITION WITH 71 MOUNTED PHOTOGRAPHS with ALICE IN WONDERLAND CONNECTION.

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1868.. FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION 1868, INSCRIBED BY QUEEN VICTORIA, TO REVEREND DUCKWORTH WHO KNEW LEWIS CARROLL AND WAS PRESENT ON THE ORIGINAL BOATING EXPEDITION DURING WHICH ALICE'S ADVENTURES WERE FIRST TOLD TO ALICE LIDDELL SEE BELOW. SPECIAL EDITION WITH 71 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, Edited by Arthur Helps. 4to, approximately 305 x 245 mm, 12 x 9¾ inches, 71 mounted photographs of Scottish views by G. W. Wilson, 8 steel engraved plates, 2 chromolithograph plates, 69 wood engraved vignettes in the text, some from sketches by the Queen, pages xvii, (3), 198, bound in the original publisher's glazed (Mauchline) boards with tartan design, "Victoria" stamped in gilt in a tiny font at the top of the upper cover, spine in dark red morocco with raised bands, gilt rules and thistle decoration in compartments, gilt title, all edges gilt, silk effect endpapers. A few small chips to glaze on upper cover, 1 or 2 light scratches to covers, spine a little rubbed at tail, 2 closed tears to front pastedown, neatly stuck down, slight pale damp staining to margins of frontispiece steel engraving just catching a tiny area of sky on image, small pale damp stain to the corner of 1 steel engraving only affecting sky, pale damp staining to margins of following 3 pages, small pale damp stains to margin of the 2 colour plates, otherwise contents bright and clean, some photographs are very slightly yellow but they are not faded, tiny nick to fore-edge of a few pages. Binding tight and firm but 1 gathering near the beginning has been reinserted at sometime and protrudes very slightly from the text block. A very good copy. See Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839-1875, page 62, No. 427. He mentions a quarto editon with 71 photographs. The Truthful Lens, A survey of the photographically illustrated book 1844-1914 by Goldschmidt and Naef, page 205 number 83, list the edition with 42 photographs. The photographs mostly measure approximately 160 x 105 mm (6½ x 4 inches) but some are half that size and mounted 2 to a plate, each has a printed border and caption on the mount and all the photographs and steel engravings have tissue guards. All the photos except 5 show Scottish views: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, castles, cottages, scenery, mountains, rivers etc. The other 5 show Windsor, the Thames, Plymouth and Lands End. Six of the steel engravings show the Queen and her family in various pursuits. The inscription in Victoria's hand is on a blank endpaper and reads: "For the Rev: R. Duckworth from Victoria, June 20, 1870". The Rev. Robinson Duckworth (1834-1911) was a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford from 1860 to 1876, where, from 1866 to 1870, he was Instructor and the Governor to Victoria's son Prince Leopold. He was Chaplain-in-Ordinary to Queen Victoria from 1870 to 1901 and there is a round memorial window dedicated to him in Westminster Abbey. At Oxford Reverend Duckworth knew Lewis Carroll and was present on the original boating expedition of 4 July 1862 during which Alice's Adventures were first told by Lewis Carroll to Alice Liddell and friends. Robinson Duckworth wrote his own account of the river-trip in a letter sent to Stuart Collingwood, who was compiling his second volume of biographical and literary pieces, The Lewis Carroll Picture Book. See also The Letters of Lewis Carroll, edited by Morton N. Cohen, Volume 1, page 124-125 and page 63. Laid in the book is a 1940s reprint of a photograph of Robinson Duckworth. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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         The Genera of South African Plants

      Arranged according to the natural system. Second edition. 8vo. Original decorated green cloth, lightly rubbed. 12, lii, 483pp. J.C. Juta, Cape Town; Longman, Green, Reader and Dyer, London,

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         Diccionario De La Legislación Mexicana Que Comprende Las Leyes, Decretos, Bandos, Reglamentos, Circulares Y Providencias Del Supremo Gobierno Y Otras Autoridades De La Nación, Publicados Desde El 31 De Mayo De 1863, Hasta El 30 De Septiembre De 1868

      Imprenta De ¿La Constitución Social¿, México 1868 - 688p,2hs. 30cmx20cm. Primera edición. Tapa dura en tela con lomo y puntas en piel, en buen estado. Lomo con tejuelo y hierros dorados. Colección de leyes, circulares y otros documentos expedidos por el gobierno republicano de Benito Juárez durante la época de la Intervención Francesa. De especial interés resultan los apartados relativos a la Intervención (págs: 423-450), al Presidente de la República (págs: 543-567) y sobre Traidores (págs. 635-640). Entre otros documento con relevancia histórica se encuentran: ¿Circular a los Gobernadores de los Estados con motivo de la invasión de la Capital¿ (Junio 10 de 1863); ¿Disposiciones relativas para la formación del ejército, y reunión de elementos para combatir la intervención¿ (Junio 13 de 1863); ¿Circular relativa a la conducta observada por el general Vidaurri en Monterrey¿(Febrero 26 de 1864); ¿Decreto. En el estado presente de guerra se prorogan las funciones del Presidente de la República¿ (Noviembre 8 de 1865); ¿Orden. Penas impuestas a los militares hechos prisioneros en Querétaro (Junio 6 de 1867). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Infelicia

      New York: Np, 1868 Illustrated with headpiece pictures and 2 portraits. Decorated antique cloth. 141pp. 32mo. Very rare volume of poetry from the actress best known for her role in Mazeppa in 1866, in which she supposedly rode a horse across the stage in the nude. Menken's third husband was the famed prizefighter John C. Heenan. She was acquaintances with the likes of Charles Dickens (for whom her only collection of verse is dedicated), Walt Whitman, George Sand and Dumas, among others. The volume is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and contains a portrait of the poet as the frontispiece, as well one of Heenan. The beveled boards are toned and worn around the edges; fraying to the spine head and upper groove. Mildly shaken interior, but else the text block is crisp and unmarked.

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         Tractatus theologico-politicus : a theological and political treatise, showing under a series of heads that freedom of thought and of discussion may not only be granted with safety to religion and the peace of the state, but cannot be ... (Truncated)

      London : Trübner & co, 1868, Hardcover, Second Edition. Full Book Title: Tractatus theologico-politicus : a theological and political treatise, showing under a series of heads that freedom of thought and of discussion may not only be granted with safety to religion and the peace of the state, but cannot be denied without danger to both the public peace and true piety / By Benedict de Spinoza. From the Latin. With an introduction and a few notes by the translator. Finely bound in full vellum with gilt-blocked leather label to the spine and decorated gilt on the cover, all professionally re-cased. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Edition; 2d ed. Physical description; viii, 359, [1] p ; 23 cm. Notes; Translated by Robert Willis. Subjects; Philosophy and religion. 359 pages. Inventory No: 241617.

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         [Titles in Deseret]: FIRST DESERET READER. [and] SECOND DESERET READER. [and] BOOK OF MORMON. [and] SELECTIONS FROM THE BOOK OF MORMON

      New York: Published for The Deseret University by Russell Bros, 1868-69. FIRST EDITIONS. These are especially appealing copies of the only four books to be printed using the 38 vaguely Cyrillic and semiphonetic characters of the Deseret alphabet, an alphabet used briefly by the Mormons who settled Deseret, the vast Western territory that includes present-day Utah. While Brigham Young and others stated that the alphabet was created to aid immigrants arriving from many parts of the world by supplying them with a common language, in truth the new alphabet was at least as much a reflection of a prevailing xenophobia among the Mormons, who preached a self-sufficient isolationism as a moral barrier to the corruption of Gentiles. Created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball, and George D. Watt and based in part on Pitman shorthand, the Deseret alphabet was introduced in 1854, but could not be printed until a font was created. Russell House font foundry in New York created the typeface, which was used to print the "Deseret News" beginning in 1859. Russell printed 500 copies of this Book of Mormon (making it one of the rarer editions of that work) and 10,000 each of the two readers. Unfortunately for Deseret, the Readers arrived the same year as the transcontinental railroad. As the population of Utah Territory became more diverse and less exclusively Mormon, interest in the use of the Church's alphabet quickly diminished, it ceased to be taught in schools, and the "Deseret News" switched to roman type. Copies of these books are not regularly found as a complete group, and certainly not so in agreeable condition (and the flyer and currency we offer here comprise a nice little bonus).. Readers: 190 x 120 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"); Others: 230 x 145 mm. (9 x 5 3/4"). Four separately published volumes. FIRST EDITIONS. Book of Mormon in publisher's black cloth; "Selections" in blue roan-backed illustrated boards, Readers in original cloth-backed illustrated boards. Readers with illustrations in the text. With an LDS Church leaflet entitled "Deseret Reader," detailing the history of the Readers as well as with three notes of Bishop's General Store House script laid in at front of Second Reader. Flake/Draper 607, 608; Sabin 83050. Cover of "Second Reader" a little smudged and with a tiny gouge, front cover of "Selections" with minor blistering (apparently from damp), other trivial imperfections, but generally AN EXTREMELY WELL-PRESERVED GROUP, all of the volumes completely sound and showing little use, and INTERNALLY IN MINT CONDITION. (The "Deseret Reader" and the three pieces of paper currency as new.). These are especially appealing copies of the only four books to be printed using the 38 vaguely Cyrillic and semiphonetic characters of the Deseret alphabet, an alphabet used briefly by the Mormons who settled Deseret, the vast Western territory that includes present-day Utah. While Brigham Young and others stated that the alphabet was created to aid immigrants arriving from many parts of the world by supplying them with a common language, in truth the new alphabet was at least as much a reflection of a prevailing xenophobia among the Mormons, who preached a self-sufficient isolationism as a moral barrier to the corruption of Gentiles. Created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball, and George D. Watt and based in part on Pitman shorthand, the Deseret alphabet was introduced in 1854, but could not be printed until a font was created. Russell House font foundry in New York created the typeface, which was used to print the "Deseret News" beginning in 1859. Russell printed 500 copies of this Book of Mormon (making it one of the rarer editions of that work) and 10,000 each of the two readers. Unfortunately for Deseret, the Readers arrived the same year as the transcontinental railroad. As the population of Utah Territory became more diverse and less exclusively Mormon, interest in the use of the Church's alphabet quickly diminished, it ceased to be taught in schools, and the "Deseret News" switched to roman type. Copies of these books are not regularly found as a complete group, and certainly not so in agreeable condition (and the flyer and currency we offer here comprise a nice little bonus).

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         Titles in Deseret]: FIRST DESERET READER. [and] SECOND DESERET READER. [and] BOOK OF MORMON. [and] SELECTIONS FROM THE BOOK OF MORMON

      Published for The Deseret University by Russell Bros 1868-69, New York - Readers: 190 x 120 mm. (7 1/2 x 4 3/4"); Others: 230 x 145 mm. (9 x 5 3/4"). Four separately published volumes. FIRST EDITIONS. Book of Mormon in publisher's black cloth; "Selections" in blue roan-backed illustrated boards, Readers in original cloth-backed illustrated boards. Readers with illustrations in the text. With an LDS Church leaflet entitled "Deseret Reader," detailing the history of the Readers as well as with three notes of Bishop's General Store House script laid in at front of Second Reader. Flake/Draper 607, 608; Sabin 83050. Cover of "Second Reader" a little smudged and with a tiny gouge, front cover of "Selections" with minor blistering (apparently from damp), other trivial imperfections, but generally AN EXTREMELY WELL-PRESERVED GROUP, all of the volumes completely sound and showing little use, and INTERNALLY IN MINT CONDITION. (The "Deseret Reader" and the three pieces of paper currency as new.). These are especially appealing copies of the only four books to be printed using the 38 vaguely Cyrillic and semiphonetic characters of the Deseret alphabet, an alphabet used briefly by the Mormons who settled Deseret, the vast Western territory that includes present-day Utah. While Brigham Young and others stated that the alphabet was created to aid immigrants arriving from many parts of the world by supplying them with a common language, in truth the new alphabet was at least as much a reflection of a prevailing xenophobia among the Mormons, who preached a self-sufficient isolationism as a moral barrier to the corruption of Gentiles. Created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball, and George D. Watt and based in part on Pitman shorthand, the Deseret alphabet was introduced in 1854, but could not be printed until a font was created. Russell House font foundry in New York created the typeface, which was used to print the "Deseret News" beginning in 1859. Russell printed 500 copies of this Book of Mormon (making it one of the rarer editions of that work) and 10,000 each of the two readers. Unfortunately for Deseret, the Readers arrived the same year as the transcontinental railroad. As the population of Utah Territory became more diverse and less exclusively Mormon, interest in the use of the Church's alphabet quickly diminished, it ceased to be taught in schools, and the "Deseret News" switched to roman type. Copies of these books are not regularly found as a complete group, and certainly not so in agreeable condition (and the flyer and currency we offer here comprise a nice little bonus). These are especially appealing copies of the only four books to be printed using the 38 vaguely Cyrillic and semiphonetic characters of the Deseret alphabet, an alphabet used briefly by the Mormons who settled Deseret, the vast Western territory that includes present-day Utah. While Brigham Young and others stated that the alphabet was created to aid immigrants arriving from many parts of the world by supplying them with a common language, in truth the new alphabet was at least as much a reflection of a prevailing xenophobia among the Mormons, who preached a self-sufficient isolationism as a moral barrier to the corruption of Gentiles. Created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball, and George D. Watt and based in part on Pitman shorthand, the Deseret alphabet was introduced in 1854, but could not be printed until a font was created. Russell House font foundry in New York created the typeface, which was used to print the "Deseret News" beginning in 1859. Russell printed 500 copies of this Book of Mormon (making it one of the rarer editions of that work) and 10,000 each of the two readers. Unfortunately for Deseret, the Readers arrived the same year as the transcontinental railroad. As the population of Utah Territory became more diverse and less exclusively Mormon, interest in the use of the Church's alphabet quickly diminished, it ceased to be taught in schools, and the "Deseret News" switched to roman type. Copies of these books are

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         Abyssinia and its People;

      1868 - or, Life in the Land of Prester John.First edition. Coloured frontispiece, folding map & seven coloured plates. Original marbled cloth, blindstamped, endpapers foxed, with black cloth slipcase. vi, 384, 8ads pp. London, John Camden Hotten, Hotten provides an overview of the various expeditions to Abyssinia up to that time, as well as selected pieces on music, language, slavery etc. The second part of the book is devoted to Plowden's 1855 expedition, and the third to Badger's tale of captivity. The final section comprises suggested routes for further expeditions. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Atlas für die erste Stufe des geographischen Unterrichts in den oesterreichisch-deutschen Schulen. Mit einem Text- und einem Bildteil: 48 chromolithogr. Kartentafeln, dazu 5 vorgebundene Texthefte + Supplement-Heft. Entworfen, gezeichnet und mit Text versehen von Anton Steinhauser, K. K. Rath.

      Wien, Verlag und Eigenthum der Kunsthandlung Artaria & Comp. 1867 und 1868. - 2. Auflage. 4°. [33 : 25,4 cm = B/H]. 27, 7, 16, 8, 8, 1 Seiten Text, anschliessend Kartenteil. Originalhalblederband auf 4 Scheinbünden, mit dezenter Rückenvergoldung und Lederecken. (Kanten berieben, Deckel minimal beschabt. Vor-/Hintersatz/Titel stockfleckig. Wenige Anfangsblätte an Längskante schwach und schmal wasserrandig. Am Umblättereck innen vereinzelt fingerfleckig). - Ansonsten ein gut erhaltenes, sauberes Exemplar in fester Bindung und ohne Eintragungen.

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         Pacific Mail Steamship Company Broadside

      , 1868. 1868. Broadside. Pink broadside measuring 9" x 5 ½" with text, border and illustrations in black. In very good condition with light soiling, affecting some content, light creasing where once folded, and light wear to top edge; light soiling and foxing on verso. Broadside reads: "From San Francisco to New York in 20 Days! Passengers berthed through! No detention! No expense on the Trip! The Pacific Mail Steamship Company for New York via Panama. The Fast and Favorite Steamship Constitution! Captain Wm. H. Hudson, will be dispatched for Panama, on Friday, Nov. 6th, '68, at 11 O'clock, A. M. , from Wharf corner First and Brannan Sts. , Connecting, via Panama Railroad at Aspinwall, with the magnificent steamship, Alaska, Captain Gray…For New York, Making the Through trip in 90 days." Underneath this larger print are specifics about isthmus transit and information on the Steamship "Japan" which would be dispatched to Hong Kong and Yokohama. Manuscript notes are in the margins which compare prices of trips "Fare on the last trip was Stearage [sic] $61…this trip it is $71." In the mid 19th century steamships were the preferred means of transport of people and goods from coast to coast. The Pacific Mail Steamship Company began transporting mail through a contract with the U. S. Government in 1848, transporting their goods from the Isthmus of Panama to California. With the discovery of gold, California became a prime destination and the transport of people, as well as mail, became very profitable. This was the preferred way to transport until the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869. "Steamship Japan" mentioned in small print, procures an important piece of cultural history of California, documenting the route between San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Yokohama, and the diversity brought with it. This broadside provides a beautiful record of U. S. maritime and transport history. Not found in commerce or OCLC. .

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         Mysterien des neuen Wiens Roman aus der Gesellschaft

      Wien, Albert Last, 1868 - Mysterien des neuen Wiens. Roman aus der Gesellschaft von Maximilian Huybense, 1.-3.Band (komplette Ausgabe) in 1 Bd., beigebunden Ungarns letzter Palatin oder Die Möven der Revolution Historischer Original-Roman von Isidor Gaiger in 1 Bd. beide Ausgaben in 1 Bd. EA, hrg. Albert Last, Wien, 1868, OHlwd, kl 8°, 192,188+186 S; 158 S gebräunt, etwas berieben u. bestossen sonst guter Zustand. rare Erstausgben! Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 850 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Breviarium Romanum (4 Tomes - Complet) Pars Verna - Pars Autumnalis - Pars Hiemalis - Pars Aestiva [ Titre complet : ] Breviarium Romanum ex decreto SS. Concilii Tridentini restitutum S. Pii V. Pontificis Maximi jussu editum Clementis VIII et Urbani VIII auctoritate recognitum cum Officiis sanctorum novissime per summ. Pont. usque ad hanc diem concessis

      Adrien Le Clère. 4 vol. in-12 reliure éditeur plein chagrin noir, dos à 4 nerfs, coupes et chasses ornées, toutes tranches dorées, Apud Adrianum Le Clère et Sos, Paris, 1868 Charmant exemplaire très bien relié et bien complet des 4 parties (qq. plats très lég. frottés, qq. ff. brunis, bel exemplaires par ailleurs). Français

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         United States U.S. & Territories gold silver mines Wilson 1868 GLO huge old map

      1868 - Map of the United States and Territories, Showing the extent of Public Surveys and other details Constructed from the Plats and official sources of the General Land Office under the direction of the Hon. Jon. S. Wilson, Commissioner Issued Washington, D. C., 1868 by U. S. Government General Land Office (GLO). Lithographed by Julius Bien. Fascinating, detailed, wall size antique lithographed map of the United States. With original hand color. Captures the country with a remarkable level of detail, identifying countless individual gold mines, military posts & forts, and an extensive rendering of surveyed lands which makes it clear those many areas still unsettled or surveyed, etc. Tiny Dakota still named below Montana & above Idaho. First issue to show the newly formed Wyoming state. An important mid-19th century monumental map issued shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War. Many fold-line splits cleanly closed on reverse with archival tape, couple short closed tears, etc. but still in all a fine looking map with nice age patina. This (but mostly sturdy) paper is a bit tender as typical for maps printed for the U. S. Gov during this era and map must be handled with care. Minor light toning and small scattered age spotting as typical for maps of this vintage, perhaps small minor paper flaws, but to our eyes and for most people, an entirely acceptable and nice looking example of this antique map. Original fold lines as issued. Sheet measures c. 57" x 30 1/2" Printed area measures c. 55" x 28"Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. I, pg. 137. Wheat, Mapping Trans-Mississippi West, 1168. Phillips, Maps of America in Library of Congress, p.915 (1866 version). p. 916 (1867 version) but this 1868 version seemingly not noted.[R13104]

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         Tractatus theologico-politicus : a theological and political treatise, showing under a series of heads that freedom of thought and of discussion may not only be granted with safety to religion and the peace of the state, but cannot be denied without danger to both the public peace and true piety / By Benedict de Spinoza. From the Latin. With an introduction and a few notes by the translator

      London : Trübner & co. 1868 - Finely bound in full vellum with gilt-blocked leather label to the spine and decorated gilt on the cover, all professionally re-cased. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Edition; 2d ed. Physical description; viii, 359, [1] p ; 23 cm. Notes; Translated by Robert Willis. Subjects; Philosophy and religion. 359 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         FABULAE AESOPICAE COLLECTAE, EX RECOGNITIONE CAROLI HALMII. VARIA HISTORIA EX RECOGNITIONE RUDOLPHI HERCHERI

      Lipsiae: B.G.TEUBNERI, 1868 1887. RILEGATO. BUONO. 12 18. USATO

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         Report from the Royal Commission on International Coinage; Together with the Minutes of Evidence and Appendix.

      London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, for Her Majesty's Stationery Office,, 1868. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. Folio (323 x 204 mm). Twentieth-century half roan and blue cloth, spine ruled and lettered gilt, spine direct lettered gilt. Bookplate of the Institute of Bankers to front pastedown, with their gilt stamp and shelfmark in white to foot of spine. Joints very worn and partly split, inner hinges strengthened with cloth tape; title page tipped onto front free endpaper verso, with a few splits and chips, shelf mark to title verso; last two leaves tipped onto rear free endpaper; paper lightly toned and a little brittle along the edges; a good copy. First edition of this important report. The International Monetary Conference held in Paris in 1867 recommended the establishment of an international coinage system. "This recommendation led to the appointment of a Royal Commission" (Fetter & Gregory, p. 44). Jevons gave lengthy evidence (pages 95-103), and together with Walter Bagehot strongly advocated a system of international coinage; other witnesses examined included Frederick Hendricks, Leone Levi, William Newmarc, George Goschen and Sir John Bowring. The Commission advocated its introduction.

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         Le Camp des Bourgeois.

      Paris, 1868 - Broché, couvertures imprimées en rouge et noir. Édition originale sans grand papier ornée de douze illustrations hors-texte de Gustave Courbet. Zola en reconnait le mérite dès sa parution : "Il s'agit d'une ?uvre de M. Étienne Baudry, Le Camp des bourgeois, illustré par Gustave Courbet. Là est la grande attraction du volume. Le maître d'Ornans fait ses débuts dans l'illustration. C'est la première fois qu'il consent à travailler pour la librairie. Son talent, rude et solide, s'accommode assez mal des délicatesses de la gravure. L'auteur est un utilitaire tombant à bras raccourcis sur la bourgeoisie fainéante et oisive. Il appelle "bourgeois" tous les inutiles qui ne travaillent pas, et, comme il veut que tout le monde travaille, il sonne le glas de messieurs les propriétaires. Des paysans, rien que des paysans, tel est son rêve. Le volume aurait pu s'intituler : L'Art de se servir soi-même. Courbet ne pouvait guère trouver un texte dont l'esprit convînt mieux à son genre de talent. Le Franc-Comtois a dû se réjouir en lui de ce plaidoyer en faveur des paysans, des rudes enfants de la terre. Aussi, comme il s'est mis volontiers à dauber les bourgeois, les messieurs qui ne sauraient distinguer une pelle d'un râteau ! Chacun de ses dessins est une satire." Émile ZOLA, L'Evénement illustré, le 5 mai 1868.Dos recollé, restaurations aux deux derniers feuillets. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Voyage d'Exploration a la Mer Morte a Petra et sur la River Gauche du Jourdain

      Arthus Bertrand, imprimerie de E. Martinet, Paris 1868 - (14 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches). Half-title. 2 folding coloured maps, engraved plate of the expedition's vessel, 64 photogravure plates by Charles Nègre after Louis Vignes (illustrating the Luynes expedition and numbered 1-64, 1 double-page); 4 maps or plans (one double-page), 14 tinted lithographed plates by Ciceri after photographs by Vignes and Sauvaire (illustrating the Mauss expedition, with the maps numbered 1-18); 14 plates from the text volumes (8 lithographed plates of shells, 2 engraved plates of elevations, 4 chromolithographed geological maps). Expertly bound to style in half dark purple morocco over period purple cloth covered boards An incunable of photomechanically-illustrated books and among the earliest published photographs of Jordan and the Dead Sea basin. The Duc de Luynes inherited enormous wealth and spent his life on scientific, archeological and artistic pursuits. Among those was this 1864 private expedition to the Dead Sea basin and interior of Jordan to examine the region's ancient ruins and perform geological and scientific observations. Luynes was accompanied on the expedition by Lieutenant Louis Vignes, who served as the expedition's photographer, as well as noted geologist Louis Lartet. Arriving to the region in the early spring of 1864, the party travelled by way of Galilee and Samaria to Jerusalem, from whence they embarked on a month-long boat excursion on the Dead Sea, before ascending the right bank, travelling toward Lake Tiberias, before returning to Jerusalem via the Ammon and Moab mountains. From Jerusalem, the party returned back to the Dead Sea, turning south as far as Akabah and returning northward via Petra. In a second expedition, commanded by Vignes between September and October of that year, the party travelled from Tripoli, across the Golan to the sources of the Jordan River, travelling as far inland as Palmyra, before returning by way of Hamah to the coast. Nearly a decade prior to this expedition, in 1856, Luynes had sponsored a contest with the Societe Française de Photographie to discover the best and most practical system of photomechanically reproducing photographs. This seminal event is credited with launching the development of the photobook. Among the participants in the contest was Charles Nègre. Although Nègre did not win the 7000 franc prize, Luynes selected him in 1865 to reproduce Vignes's photographs in this official account of the expedition, paying him 23,250 francs for the commission. Albumen prints made from the original negatives show the original photographs by Vignes, taken no doubt in harsh conditions, were over-exposed. "It is remarkable how Nègre was able to open up the shadows and fill them with light, detail and space [not evident in the original negatives]. But undoubtedly the main reason the Duke chose Nègre to perform this task lay in the quality of the prints Nègre was capable of producing . for he had achieved a control over his process which resulted in prints of rich tones, fine detail, transparency and effect" (Borcoman). Luynes died before the work would be published, leaving the task to his son and Le Comte de Vogëé. The volumes of text (not present here) were published over several years, the first volume containing Luyne's account, the second volume comprised of Vignes's memoir (coupled with an account of a separate expedition by Mauss to Karak also sponsored by Luynes), with the final volume of geological observations not appearing until 1874. While the archaeological and scientific observations within the text were groundbreaking at the time, the work is today best appreciated for its stunning atlas of photogravure plates. "To the small but vitally important field of nineteenth-century photomechanical process, Nègre brought not only technical expertise but also the eye of a master photographer. The book . remains one of the finest photomechanically printed books of the era" (Parr and Badger). Rohricht 2824; Truthful Lens 109; Parr & Badger I:p.33; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         WILLIAM BLAKE. A CRITICAL ESSAY

      London: John Camden Hotten, 1868. Quite fine, a brilliant copy housed in cloth solander case with morocco spine gilt, the case with minor rubs. iv, (iv), 304p. Illustrated with 9 facsimile plates, 7 hand colored. And EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 32 other facsimiles. Bound by Bayntun with a miniature painting of Blake under beveled glass on the upper cover, the spine with gilt titles and elaborate panel ornaments of grapes and leaves, the upper cover with the portrait surrounded by grapes, leaves, and tendrils in gilt with leaf cornerpieces, the lower cover with a series of four fillet frames with large central ornament of grapes and leaves, simple dentelles with cornerpieces, watered silk paste-downs and flyleaves, a.e.g.

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         Parallèles des Edifices anciens et Modernes du Continent Africain

      1868]. 1868 - dessinés et Relevés de 1847 à 1854 dans l'Algérie, les Régences de Tunis et de Tripoli, l'Egypte, la Nubie, les Déserts, l'Ile de Méroé, le Sennar, le Fa-Zoglo et dans les Contrées Inconnues de la Nigritie. Atlas. First edition. Large double-page map, two original photographs, tinted lithograph title, two chromo-lithographs, two photo-lithographs & 43 other lithographs (majority tinted in one or more tints, one coloured), 33 engraved plans (2 of these coloured). Folio. Contemporary half morocco, extremities slightly rubbed, lower corner of upper board bumped. [2](title, contents), [14](letterpress, printed on recto only) ll. Paris, Hachette et Cie., [1864 - With Napoleon's occupation of Egypt (1798/9) came a burgeoning interest in all things Oriental with particular focus being placed on the land of the Pharoahs, and North Africa. Trémaux (1818-95), an architect by training, came to North Africa as part of the team of Europeans despatched by Ali-Pasha to investigate the economic potential of the region. Recognising the importance of recording everything that he saw, Trémaux sketched not only the ancient sites along the Nile and in the Sudan and Nubia, but also contemporary buildings on every scale, from native huts to great edifices, thereby providing the material for his second work. Amongst the buildings which he sketched were the pyramids at Méroé (see lithograph title), whilst he provided plans of the Amun temple at Jebel Barkal, noting separately that two pylons and a row of ram sphinxes were still visible: ?The sanctuary could be entered to find a lovely granite altar covered with sculptures and a hieroglyphic inscription of Taharqo with his cartouche, all dedicated to the supreme god Amun.? It is interesting to note that many of the buildings which Trémaux recorded are now covered by the waters of the High Aswan Dam, particularly so in the South where Lake Nubia, part of Lake Nasser hides many architectural treasures. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         La Suisse illustrée. Vues pittoresques dessinées et gravées sur acier par divers artistes. Etudes historiques, descriptions, législation, moeurs, etc, par MM. Flocon, les prof. Dr. Vouga et A. Daguet. Complet en 2 volumes.

      Bâle, Chr. Krüsi, Imprimeur-editeur / London, Williams et Norgate / New York, Westermann / Paris, A. Franck, s.d., (1868), - in-4to, texte sur 2 colonnes (898 colonnes en tout) avec cadre typographique à chaque page, illustrés de 160 planches gravées + 2 titres-frontispices gravés. Qqs rousseurs éparses, essentiellement dans les marges. reliure d?éditeur, percaline vert bouteille. gauffrée et imprimée or, coiffes légèrement touchées. Volume 1 illustré avec 87 gravures / Volume 2: illustré avec 73 gravures + deux frontispices. Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Lonchamp, 2831; Perret - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Among The Indians. Eight Years In The Far West: 1858-1866. Embracing Sketches of Montana and Salt Lake

      Philadelphia: T. Ellwood Zell, 1868. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition. Octavo in the original dark green patterned cloth, professionally rebacked retaining the original gilt lettered and decorated spine cloth. New endpapers. Sabin 6221. Howes B579b . Howe s notes that the frontis folding map "was probably not issued in all copies". In any event, it is not present in this copy but is provided in modern facsimile laid in. 428 pp. A tight, internally clean example, shelf wear to the bottom and part of the side edges. Classic work, considered the most authoritative (and exciting) at the time, on fur trading among the Plains Indians of Upper Missouri. Also with a chapter on mining camps and three chapters on Brigham Young, the Mormons, and early Salt Lake City.

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         A Moeso-Gothic glossary with an introduction, an outline of Moeso-Gothic grammar, and a list of Anglo-Saxon and old and modern English words etymologically connected with Moeso-Gothic

      London: Asher & Co. and Unter den Linden, Berlin, 1868. First edition, small 4to, pp. xxii, 282 columns, [3], [287]-307, [3] pp. [311]-340 columns, [1] errata; original terracotta cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine; snag at the top of the front free endpaper, else very good and sound. With the green 19th century bookseller's ticket of John Penington & Son, Philadelphia on the front pastedown. This copy with a number of 19th century erudite notes in pencil in the margins. Given the nature of the subject and the publishers it was likely issued in a small edition, many of which, 98 at least, are located in various libraries around the world. The number of Americans (assuming this book was not repatriated) with a knowledge of Meoso-Gothic in the 19th century was obviously miniscule, and the notes in this copy may prove to be more valuable than first imagined.

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         Viehausstellung. - Album von an der Schweizerischen Viehausstellung in Langenthal 1868 prämirter Zuchtthiere.

      Solothurn, Lith. X. Amiet, 1868, - kl. in-4° (29 x 23 cm), 30 lithogr. Tafeln, vereinzelt etwas stockfleckig, Original-Halbleinen Mappe, Titel-Etikette auf Umschlag. 30 Lithographien nach Photographien von der Schweizerischen Viehausstellung. Zuchtstiere, Kühe, Rinder mit Angabe von Alter, Farbe, Schulterhöhe usw. Viele prämierte Freiburger Kühe aus Bulle, Boltigen & Mariastein u. Zuchwil b. Solothurn. Siebenthaler Gebirgsvieh, Simmenthaler, Schwyzer, Frutiger, Braunvieh, usw.Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Le Japon. Mœurs. Coutumes.- Description. – Géographie. – Rapports avec les Européens.

      Paris, Arthus Bertrand, Éditeur, s. d. [1868]. - In-8° [225 x 145 mm] ; (2)-140 pp., demi-veau vert bronze, dos lisse très joliment orné, titre or, fleuron or, filets or, couvertures bleues imprimées en noir conservées, rel. ancienne post., bel exemplaire. Édition originale rare et tirée sans nul doute à un petit nombre d’exemplaires. BnF, 8-020-46. BULAC, 464470. Catalogue de la Librairie Challamel Aîné – Quatrième Partie. – Extrême-Orient, p. 9. Cordier, Japonica, 595. Wenckstern, p. 3. Manque au Alt-Japan-Katalog, Numa Broc ainsi qu’à de nombreuses bibliographies sur le sujet y compris Chadenat ! « Recueil de notes plutôt que narration, mais pleines de faits et de bonnes indications. » (Vivien de Saint-Martin in L’Année Géographique, t. VIII). « La campagne de Chine [1860] venait d’être terminée, nous étions obligés de stationner encore quelque temps sur le territoire du Céleste Empire pour assurer l’exécution des traités. J’obtins l’autorisation [ordre de mission non officiel] de me rendre au Japon afin d’y étudier les mœurs du peuple qui l’habite, peuple avec lequel nous avions eu jusqu’alors si peu de relations, qu’on pouvait, à juste titre, traiter de notions vagues tout ce que l’on en disait. » (p. 5). Du Pin, alias Paul Varin, voyagea quatre mois en compagnie du formidable journaliste, photographe et aventurier, Antoine Fauchery (qui décédera à Yokohama la même année), de janvier à mai 1861. Ses précieuses notes aux renseignements très précis sont un témoignage très rare. Rappelons que le Japon avait instauré un système d’isolement complet [Sakoku] depuis les premières apparitions étrangères des Portugais (1542), des Français (1549), des Hollandais (1609) et des Anglais (1612). Le commodore Perry, par son attitude ferme, n’obtiendra qu’en 1854 un traité autorisant l’accès aux Américains à quelques points de l’Empire. Les Hollandais participèrent à cette faveur, qui fut successivement accordée, en 1858, aux Anglais, aux Français, aux Russes et aux Prussiens. Le colonel Du Pin voyagea en agent de renseignements (il dressa l’une des premières cartes précises avec les noms japonais) au Japon trois années après l’ouverture toute relative du « Pays du Soleil-Levant » à quelques nations étrangères. FIRST EDITION. VERY NICE COPY.SCARCE. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: LIBRAIRIE HÉRODOTE JEAN-LOUIS CECCARINI]
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         Ragged Dick; Or, Street Life In New York With The Boot-Blacks

      Boston: Loring, Publisher, 1868. First edition. Hardcover. 296 pages. 18 x 12 cm. This copy with ad leaf and Dick standing alone with his boot-blacking box: later issues have image of four street boys. Ad leaf here contains two titles in the "Ragged Dick Series," plus three in "Campaign Series." First edition is indicated by two titles only of the former with the second title described as available "In December" 1868. There are also three additional wood engraved illustrations. This story was first published serially in "Student and Schoolmate" [Boston], January - December, 1867, and then issued in book format, 1868. GROLIER AMERICAN HUNDRED 75. PETER PARLEY TO PENROD p.29. Interior contents fresh and clean with very minor scattered toning, mostly marginal. Modern quarter brown cloth and marbled boards. Fine.

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         DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNÉ DU MOBILIER FRANCAIS de l'époque carlovingienne à la renaissance

      - Paris, A. Morel éditeur, 1868 - 1875. Ouvrage en 6 vol.: 15.5 x 24.5 cm. Deuxième édition. Bien complet des 90 planches à pleine page, certaines en couleurs. Richement illustré de vignettes en noir dans le texte. Reliure de l'époque en chagrin rouge. Dos à 4 nerfs ornés de roulettes dorées; auteur, titre et tomaison en doré. Triples encadrements à froid et doubles encadrements dorés des plats. Roulettes intérieures. Tranches dorées. En bon état général. Tome 1: meubles; résumé historique. Tome 2: utensiles; orfévrerie; instruments de musique; jeux, passe-temps; outils, outillages. Tome 3 et 4: vètements, bijoux de corps, objets de toilette. Tome 5 et 6: Armes de guerre offensives et défensives; tactique des armées françaises pendant le moyen âge. Les 90 planches sont de: Ricard, P. Ad. Varin, Daumont, Regarey, Diolot, Revlard, Cordier, Prunaire, Juniop, Heulard, Ad. Levié, L. Massard, Leon Gaucherel, Sauvageot, Silbermann, Fischbach, Beau, E. Dupuis, Guillaumot, Pegard, Jeune.

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         Australie. Un voyage a travers le bush.

      Dessins de Mm. G. Liquier et D. d'apres les indications de l'auteur. Geneve : Jules-Guillaume Fick, 1868. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (spine glued down), all edges gilt, pp. 268, the text set in ornamental borders with decorated initials, illustrated with 20 original photographs after drawings by the author. Printed in an edition of 200 copies. Rare photo-illustrated book by Swiss emigrant settler Marcet being a fictional work set in Queensland. The work describes the harsh conditions and difficulties of bush life with a focus on the tension between while settlers and the local Aboriginal population. Ferguson 12251

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         Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de M. G. Gancia. Composée en partie de Livres de la première Bibliothèque du Cardinal Mazarin et d'Ouvrages précieux provenant des Principaux Cabinets dispersés pendant les Vingt dernières Années

      xvi, 189 pp. 8vo, cont. green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Paris: Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1868.Very little is known about G. Gancia, described by Breslauer as a "somewhat shadowy, obviously Italian, dealer operating in Brighton, England." Nevertheless, he was the greatest dealer in England of the period for French books. He issued a series of catalogues between 1848 and 1858 from 73 King's Road, Brighton and was, along with Tross, the chief supplier of French books to Huth. He was also active as a publisher. Arriving at retirement age, Gancia began to consign his enormous inventory to the leading auction houses of London and Paris for nearly twenty years.The present catalogue is one in the series of Paris sales. It describes 1150 quite extraordinary books, mostly French and Italian. We learn from the auctioneer's introductory comments that Gancia acquired his stock, now partly sold here, at the most important sales in London and Paris since 1847: Libri, Taylor, A. Bertin, Coste, Renouard, etc. and the majority of the books were finely bound by Niedrée, Trautz-Bauzonnet, Duru, Capé, and Lortic.Fine copy from the library of Eric Speeckaert with bookplate.❧ See Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, Supp., col. 354.

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        BALLADS FROM MANUSCRIPTS.

      London, Printed for the Ballad Society by Taylor and Co, S. Austin and Sons, Hertford, 1868-73. TWO VOLUMES COMPLETE,1868-73, VOLUME 1: Ballads on the condition of England in Henry VIII's and Edward VI's reigns (including the state of the clergy, monks and friars), on Wolsey, Anne Boleyn, Somerset, and Lady Jane Grey; with Wynkyn de Worde's Treatise of a Galaunt edited by F. J. Furnivall; VOLUME 2: Part. 1: A Poore Mans Pittance, by Richard Williams, edited from the autograph manuscript by F. J. Furnivall. Part: 2. Ballads relating chiefly to the reign of Queen Elizabeth, edited, with introduction and notes to the whole volume, by W. R. Morfill. 8vo, approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, pages: xii, 1-496; xxxix, 1-315, followed by: Ballad Society First Report, January, 1869, 2 illustrations plus 11 pages, bound in half morocco, gilt lettering and rules to spines, matching cloth covers, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Pale foxing affecting many pages including title pages, most foxing minor but on several pages the foxing is quite heavy, all text legible, library label to top of first pastedown of each volume, otherwise a very good tight set. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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