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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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        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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        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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        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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        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]

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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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        The Moonstone. A romance.

      Tinsley Brothers. 1868 - FIRST EDITION/FIRST EDITION/2nd edn. 3 vols. Half titles; sl. marginal staining in first two gatherings vol. I, not affecting text. Expertly and sympathetically bound in later half maroon calf, marbled boards, spines with devices in gilt, dark green morocco labels. A v.g. attractive copy. See Sadleir 598a & Wolff1368; both first editions in all three vols. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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.

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        The Brigands of the Morea: A Narrative of the Captivity of Mr S. Soteropoulos. [In Two Volumes]

      London:: Saunders, Otley, and Co.,, 1868.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. xiv, [2], 294, 32; [iv], 326. This is the true first issue, in two volumes, each with a splendid costume plate 'by a Greek artist' as frontis, showing a Greek Pallekaria in Moreote costume. Later issues appear to be textually identical, with no indication that they are re-issues, but have only a single, rather romantic, tinted lithograph frontis of a brigand scanning scenery; they are often bound as a single volume, and may not include a publisher's list. In the 1868 publishers' list which is at back of Vol I in the present copy, the current title is listed, in 2 vols, under 'New Books and New Editions'. Unlike a number of the other titles listed, it has no accompanying reviews, which suggests that it was being announced as a new publication. All of this is significant, as several authorities, having encountered only copies with a single tinted litho frontis, have taken and broadcast the view that a rumoured edition with two colour frontispieces is mythical. Well, apparently it isn't! [A copy was also listed in Francis Edwards' catalogue in 1965]. Condition: Minor soiling to prelims, contents very clean. 1967 ownership name to Vol I free endpaper. In the original bindings of blue pebble cloth, boards decorated in blind, spines titled and decorated in gilt. Firm, spines a little dulled, slight wear to ends. A good copy of the scarce first issue.

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        Advertising Poster for the Readings. Final Farewell Readings. Six in number. Mr. Dickens will read on Wednesday evening, April 1 (for the last time but five.), on Thursday evening, April 2 (for the last time but four.), on Friday evening . [&c.] The readings will commence at 8 o?clock. Reserved seats $2.00 each. To be obtained from Messrs. Ticknor & Fields, .

      Boston: J.E. Farwell (printers). [1868] - Printed in red & black on pale yellow paper; three light horizontal folds, sl. dusting. Overall a v.g. example. 49 x 31.5cm. An exceptionally scarce poster for the Boston leg of the Farewell Reading Tour. Dickens was suffering from ill health at this time, and his ability to fulfil the punishing schedule of performances was severely in doubt. His correspondence from the period show him to be fatigued, beset by fits of coughing, and regularly unable to sleep. Writing to John Forster on the 30th of March, he gave an indication of the pressures upon his health: ?I am nearly used up. Climate, distance, catarrh, travelling, and hard work, have begun . to tell heavily upon me. Sleeplessness besets me .? (Pilgrim Letters, vol. XII.) On the 4th of April, writing to Georgina Hogarth, he confided, ?Catarrh worse than ever! And we don?t know (at 4) whether I can read tonight or must stop? In the end, Dickens managed to honour his list of engagements, for the most part to rave reviews. His last Boston readings, Doctor Marigold and Mrs. Gamp, were given on the 8th of April - he was given three cheers when he left. After Boston, his only remaining readings were in New York, from whence he sailed for England at the end of April.

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        La pêche et les poissons. Nouveau dictionnaire général des pêches précedè d'une prèface par Aug. Duméril

      Delagrave & Cie., Paris 1868 - 2 volumi in-4 (275x185 mm.), pp. XV, (1), 859, (1). Con 47 tavole fuori testo, protette da velina, litografate e splendidamente colorate da Albin Mesnel traendole dalle fotografie dell'Autore; 1100 incisioni in bianco e nero nel testo. Superbe legature in piena pelle verde, piatti incorniciati da fregi e bordure in oro e in nero, dorsi e unghie riccamente decorate in oro. Brossure editoriali illustrate conservate all'interno. Magnifico esemplare. Prima edizione della principale opera del naturalista e fotografo francese e fra le più complete opere di ittologia apparse nel secolo XIX. L'opera identifica e ordina alfabeticamente pesci e strumenti di pesca, riportando anche curiose definizioni in lingua "patois". Bibliografia: Vicaire, IV, 739-730. Nissen, 16. DBF XVIII, 1343 . Ders., ZBI, 2334 (con solo 45 tavole). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Theoretical astronomy relating to the motions of heavenly bodies revolving around the sun in accordance with the law of universal gravitation

      Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1868. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's pebbled cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine, spine a bit worn at head and faded, corners worn; interior in good condition with browning only on the first and last blanks, small library book label on the flyleaf verso. First edition of this thorough and valuable investigation of theoretical astronomy. Watson provides an in-depth analysis of planetary motion and the discovery of new comets, noting in his preface the fundamental complications of dynamics and all the problems presented. He states historical facts relating to difficulties with theoretical astronomy, citing Newton, Euler, Boscovich, Lagrange, and Laplace, among others. Through a series of observations and tables, Watson attempts to determine the orbit of the "heavenly bodies." At age 15, Watson (1838-1880) matriculated at the University of Michigan, where he began studying classical languages and later focused on astronomy with professor Franz Brünnow. He then became the second director of Detroit Observatory, succeeding his late professor. It was during this time he wrote this work on theoretical astronomy. Watson is best known for his announcement of the discovery of the planet Vulcan, a body between Mercury and the sun. It is now assumed that what he actually viewed were the results of sun spots and small planetoids, which may exist. It is also assumed (in astronomical lore) that his imagined celestial body was the inspiration for the planet Vulcan in the Star Trek series.

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        Memorie storiche di Dronero e della Valle Maira.

      Torino, Tip. Subalpina di Marino e Gantin, 1868. Tre voll. legati in uno parte prima pp. 288; parte seconda 324; parte terza 318 con antiporta una carta della Valle Maira p.v.r.; una tav. genealogica f.t. dei Berardi di San Damiano p.v.r.. Elegante e solida legatura coeva in pieno vitellino rosso con unghie dei piatti incise con cornice a secco, altra cornice ai piatti con filetto e fregi agli angoli in oro; dorso 5 nervi con comparti riquadrati con listelli e fregi in oro, scritta autore e titolo in oro. Piccolo restauro alla carta topografica, e abile restauro ad un tratto della cerniera del piatto ant. Bellissimo esemplare di questa opera, oramai divenuta molto rara, di Giuseppe Manuel di San Giovanni (1810 - 1886), saggista, scrittore italiano, il più noto ed appassionato storico di Dronero e della Valle Maira. ( Manno III 20286)

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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. 1 Kg. 359 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in the Interior of South Africa,

      London: Bell & Daldy,, 1868. Comprising Fifteen Years' Hunting and Trading; with Journeys across the Continent from Natal to Walvisch Bay, and Visits to Lake Ngami and the Victoria Falls. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green sand-grain cloth over bevelled boards, spines lettered in gilt, blind panels to boards, brown coated endpapers, binder's ticket (Burn & Co.) to vol. 1 rear pastedown, fore edges untrimmed. Wood-engraved frontispiece to each volume, 6 similar plates, 2 folding maps, further wood-engravings to the text. Bookplate of Frederic Straker, probably the banker and field-sports enthusiast (1862-1941), to the front pastedowns. Trivial rubbing to spine-ends, corners lightly bumped, very pale mottling to rear boards, inner hinges repaired, contents toned, a few mild sprays of foxing front and back, vol. 1 with contemporary bookseller's blind-stamp (W. H. Smith) to front free endpaper, very short nick to fore edge of title, the folding map spotted and browned, shallow chipping to top edges of a very small number of leaves where clumsily opened, remains a very good, bright copy. First edition, uncommon in the original cloth. "Few South African books give better descriptions of the sport of the country and the habits and customs of the native races inhabiting the vast areas traversed … there are copious notes on the flora and fauna of the countries visited, amplified by … a valuable index" (Mendelssohn). Chapman (1831-1872), a native of Cape Town, began his travels from Durban 1849, having left his position in colonial administration to trade in ivory and cattle. He spent two years as a storekeeper in Potchefstroom before travelling west into Bamangwato country and joining the party of Francis Galton and C. J. Anderson. In 1852 he traded in Namaqualand and Damaraland, and the following year led an expedition up the Zambesi to within 70 miles of the Victoria Falls, almost beating Livingstone to the discovery. In 1854 he joined Samuel Edwards in an expedition to Lake Ngami, which he followed with a trek through Bechuanaland, before returning to Ngami and continuing to the Okavango River, thence crossing Damaraland to reach Walvis Bay by 1855. After several years of cattle-trading he arranged a second expedition to the Zambesi. He set out from Walvis Bay in 1861 with fellow explorer Thomas Baines, travelling via Lake Ngami to the Victoria Falls, which Baines depicted in a famous series of sketches. Conditions on this last journey were difficult, and with his health compromised, Chapman returned to a life of itinerant trading in Hereroland and Ovamboland. Copies also noted with gilt decoration to front boards.

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        RURAL LIFE.

      - Described and illustrated in the management of horses, dogs, cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, etc., etc.: Their treatment in health and disease; with authentic information on all that relates to modern farming, gardening, shooting, angling, etc. etc. And a complete system of modern veterinary practice. Illustrated with upwards of one hundred steel engravings. Bound in the original five divisions, continuously paginated. Pp. xvi+1016 (printed double column), engraved vignette title page and 64 plates with tissue interleaves (3 folding, many with 2 images), a couple of text illustrations, index; impl. 8vo; dark green cloth over bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in gilt & blind, edges a trifle worn, with small scar to fore-edge centre of lower board division I, fore-edge of upper board slightly faded division IV, and a 6cm. closed tear to spine cloth division V just below the title; hinges occasionally tender, a few tiny edge splits or chips, a little light foxing and soiling; The London Printing & Publishing Company, London, n.d.[1868-69]. *The first and last divisions both contain the original tipped-in ticket entitling the subscriber to an additional Premium Plate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in the Interior of South Africa, Comprising Fifteen Years' Hunting and Trading; with Journeys across the Continent from Natal to Walvisch Bay, and Visits to Lake Ngami and the Victoria Falls.

      London: Bell & Daldy, 1868 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green sand-grain cloth over bevelled boards, spines lettered in gilt, blind panels to boards, brown coated endpapers, binder's ticket (Burn & Co.) to vol. 1 rear pastedown, fore edges untrimmed. Bookplate of Frederic Straker, probably the banker and field-sports enthusiast (1862-1941), to the front pastedowns. Trivial rubbing to spine-ends, corners lightly bumped, very pale mottling to rear boards, inner hinges repaired, contents toned, a few mild sprays of foxing front and back, vol. 1 with contemporary bookseller's blind-stamp (W. H. Smith) to front free endpaper, very short nick to fore edge of title, the folding map spotted and browned, shallow chipping to top edges of a very small number of leaves where clumsily opened, remains a very good, bright copy. Wood-engraved frontispiece to each volume, 6 similar plates, 2 folding maps, further wood-engravings to the text. First edition, uncommon in the original cloth. "Few South African books give better descriptions of the sport of the country and the habits and customs of the native races inhabiting the vast areas traversed there are copious notes on the flora and fauna of the countries visited, amplified by a valuable index" (Mendelssohn). Chapman (1831-1872), a native of Cape Town, began his travels from Durban 1849, having left his position in colonial administration to trade in ivory and cattle. He spent two years as a storekeeper in Potchefstroom before travelling west into Bamangwato country and joining the party of Francis Galton and C. J. Anderson. In 1852 he traded in Namaqualand and Damaraland, and the following year led an expedition up the Zambesi to within 70 miles of the Victoria Falls, almost beating Livingstone to the discovery. In 1854 he joined Samuel Edwards in an expedition to Lake Ngami, which he followed with a trek through Bechuanaland, before returning to Ngami and continuing to the Okavango River, thence crossing Damaraland to reach Walvis Bay by 1855. After several years of cattle-trading he arranged a second expedition to the Zambesi. He set out from Walvis Bay in 1861 with fellow explorer Thomas Baines, travelling via Lake Ngami to the Victoria Falls, which Baines depicted in a famous series of sketches. Conditions on this last journey were difficult, and with his health compromised, Chapman returned to a life of itinerant trading in Hereroland and Ovamboland. Copies also noted with gilt decoration to front boards. Czech p. 61; Howgego IV B9 (under Baines); Mendelssohn I p. 321; SABIB I p. 506. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Circuit Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts..

      1868. A Protracted Plagiarism Case Against Richard Henry Dana [Trial]. Curtis, Benjamin Robbins [1809-1874]. Dana, Richard Henry [1815-1882], Defendant. Circuit Court of the United States. District of Massachusetts. William Beach Lawrence (in Equity) vs. R.H. Dana, Jr., Et Als. Closing Argument for the Complainant on the Question of Piracy. B.R. Curtis, J.J. Storrow, For the Complainant on the Question of Piracy. Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1868. vii, [3]-255 pp. Octavo (10-1/2" x 7"). Original printed wrappers. Spine abraded, a few chips to edges, light toning to text. Ex-library. Shelf number and hand-lettered institution name to head of front wrapper, small inkstamp to title page. $650. * Only edition. William Beach Lawrence edited two editions of Henry Wheaton's Elements of International Law. Dana, then the U.S. District Attorney for Massachusetts, was the editor of a later edition. Lawrence accused Dana of plagiarism and initiated a copyright lawsuit that lasted 13 years. The court supported Lawrence in minor matters, such as the arrangement of notes and verification of citations, but maintained that Dana's notes were original. The trial brought together some of the finest legal minds of the era, including Curtis, the former U.S. Supreme Court justice who had dissented in the Dred Scott Case and then resigned from the Court. OCLC locates 11 copies. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:1129.

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        Tam O'Shanter

      New York: W.J. Widdleton, 1868. Very Good. First edition with these illustrations. Illustrations by E.H. Miller. Photographed by Gardner. Green decorative cloth elaborately gilt. Complete with eight albumen photographs of subject appropriate illustrations. cloth rubbed away a bit at the corners and with mild loss at the spine ends, a couple of small stains on the boards, sound and very good. Uncommon thus.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1868 - 1868 Wisden Original Wrappers Exceptional Condition

      1868. On offer here is an 1868 Wisden in it's original wrappers and in quite exceptional condition. The front and rear wrappers are flat and bright and unmarked. There is an ownership name to the top of the front wrapper. The spine is complete with the year ""1868"" written in ink to the spine. The book is entirely original and without any restoration at all. The contents of the book are in fine, clean condition. This copy together with the 1864 that I have listed are probably the finest editions of the first 15 years that I have been able to offer for sale.

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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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Système Métrique Méthode D'Enseignement Comprenant Un Ouvrage Explicatif Et Huit Tableaux Se Succédant Progressivement . Deuxième Edition

      Paris 1868 - Ici nous ne vendons que le volume des 8 tableaux du système métrique, format in-folio, cartonnage pleine percaline noire de l'éditeur, page de titre + 8 tableaux sur double pages montées sur onglet, illustrations en couleur, qq accrocs à la percaline, charnières fragiles, sinon bon exemplaire, rare

      [Bookseller: librairie ESKAL]
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        Geograpahical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries. With an Introduction and Descriptive Lines.

      Hodder and Stoughton, [1868] - 4to. pp. [6], 12 coloured maps, [4, publisher?s adverts]. Original cloth, rather rubbed and gutta percha perished with some slight chupping to the margins of the maps, not affecting the images. The introduction describes these caricature maps as the work of a "young lady. in her fifteenth year." The introduction itself and accompanying four lines of verse beneath each map are ascribed to "Aleph" on the title-page, but the book was in fact a posthumous work by William Harvey, wood-engraver, illustrator and writer of verse for children. The 12 chromolithographed, anthropomorphic maps comprise: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Prussia, Germany, Holland & Belgium, Denmark and Russia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Michael S. Kemp, Bookseller]
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        Russia.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. c 1868 - c. 24 x 20 cm. Original chromolithographed (colour printed) caricature map of Russia represented by Alexander II, the then Emperor on one side and the Russian bear on the other. Four lines of verse beneath map.

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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