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        Über den Gebrauch der heraldischen Helm-Zierden im Mittelalter.

      Stuttgart, Julius Weise, 1868 - 4°, Fronti., 63 S., VIII lithographierte Tafeln (davon 1 mehrfarbig); , Privat-HLwd. m. Rückenschild, Etwas stockfleckig. Beigebunden: - Franz Graf v. Meran «Der Pranckher Helm aus Stift Seckau», Graz, Verlag des Steiermärk.-Lanschaftl. Joanneums, 1878, 24 S:, 3 Tafeln; - Franz Graf v. Meran «Der sogenannte Leobener Helm im Joanneum zu Graz», 1878, 8 S., 2 lithogr. Taf.; - Graf Wilczek «Erinnerungen eines Waffensammlers,» 24 S., 14 Taf. Vortrag gehalten am Geselschaftsabend Oestwerreichischer Kunstfreunde zu Wien, 3. 12. 1903.Ausserdem beigebunden 2 handschfriftliche Briefe aus dem Jahr 1878 von Franz Graf v. Meran und ein handschriftliches Antwortschreiben des Graf Wilczek bezogen auf die beiden Helmpublikationen.- Friedrich Karl I. Joseph, Fürst zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst (1814-1884). 1850 wurde er zum russischen General à la suite ernannt und kam während des Krimkriegs 1854 erneut nach St. Petersburg. Bei der Krönung des Zaren Alexander II. wurde er russischer Generaladjutant. Friedrich zu Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst gilt als bedeutender deutscher Heraldiker und als Begründer der modernen Siegelkunde. Auf dem Gebiet der Heraldik hat er sich durch den wissenschaftlichen Nachweis des heraldischen Pelzwerkes und seiner Bedeutung verdient gemacht.- Franz Graf v. Meran (1839-1891)- Johann Nepomuk Graf Wilczek (1837-1922) österreichischer Polarforscher und Kunstmäzen. Hans Wilczek war der wichtigste Förderer der Österreich-Ungarischen Nordpolexpedition von Julius Payer und Carl Weyprecht in den Jahren 1872 bis 1874. Mit seinem Geld wurde der Schoner S/X Admiral Tegetthoff gebaut und die nötige umfangreiche Ausstattung für die Expedition gekauft. Das k.u.k. Heeresmuseum (heute Heeresgeschichtliches Museum) in Wien fand in Graf Wilczek einen besonderen Förderer. Unter dem Vorsitz von Kronprinz Rudolf und Erzherzog Wilhelm war er Mitglied des 1885 gegründeten Komitees, dem die Bildung und Ausgestaltung des Museums oblag, das am 25. Mai 1891 durch Kaiser Franz Joseph eröffnet wurde. Zwischen 1874 und 1906 ließ Wilczek die monumentale Burg Kreuzenstein bei Wien als Museum für seine umfangreichen Kunstsammlungen errichten. 800 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dorf Splügen" originales Aquarell ca.48x35cm; signiert, betitelt und bezeichnet "München" um 1890 [Das stimmungsvolle Blatt wurde im alten zeitgenössischen Rahmen (66,5x52,5cm) fachmännisch unter säurefreiem Passepartout hinter Glas gerahmt.]

      - Der Künstler war der Sohn des Malers Johann Georg Christian Perlberg. 1868 bis 1875 erhielt er seine Ausbildung an der Nürnberger Kunstgewerbeschule und in Paris. Anschließend unternahm er mehrere Orientreisen. Perlberg war als Architektur- und Landschaftsmaler tätig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNE DE L'ARCHITECTURE FRANCAISE DU XIE AU XVIE SIECLE - EN 8 TOMES - TOMES 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 9 + 10 - MANQUE LES TOMES 7 ET 8.

      B.BANCE 1868 - R240092373: XVI + 506 + 544 + 512 + 509 + 563 + 458 + 554 + environ 400 pages (non paginé) - nombreuses figures en noir et blanc dans et hors texte - contre plats jaspés - coins frottés - dos à 4 nerfs - titre + auteur + filets + tomaison dorés sur le dos - dos légèrement frottés - quelques rousseurs sans conséquence sur la lecture - gravure en noir et blanc sous serpente en frontispice dans le tome 10 - coiffes abîmées sur le tome 10 - 6 photos disponibles . Manque les tomes 7 et 8 . In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Coins frottés. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 720-Architecture [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Am vierwaldstädter See" originales Aquarell ca.48x35cm; signiert, betitelt und bezeichnet "München" um 1890 [Das stimmungsvolle Blatt wurde im alten zeitgenössischen Rahmen (66,5x52,5cm) fachmännisch unter säurefreiem Passepartout hinter Glas gerahmt.]

      - Der Künstler war der Sohn des Malers Johann Georg Christian Perlberg. 1868 bis 1875 erhielt er seine Ausbildung an der Nürnberger Kunstgewerbeschule und in Paris. Anschließend unternahm er mehrere Orientreisen. Perlberg war als Architektur- und Landschaftsmaler tätig.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Niederbayern]
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        ALTMÜHLTAL. - Die Altmülalp das heißt: das Altmülthal mit dem Flußgebiete innerhalb seines Berglandes, topographisch, historisch und landschaftlich dargestellt.

      Krüll'sche Buchhandlung (Ed. Weiß),, Ingolstadt, 1868 - 18,5 x 13 cm. VIII, 223 S., 1 Bl. Mit gestoch. Titel, 9 Tafeln und zahlr. Textabbildungen in Holzstich nach Zeichnungen von Gustav Schröpler. Pfeiffer 508; Lentner 6119: "Selten". - Unter den Abbildungen Eichstätt, Pappenheim, Dollnstein, Plankstetten, Berching, Beilngries, Riedenburg, Randegg, Kelheim und Wellheim, Kipfenberg uvm. - Einband angestaubt unt leicht berieben. Durchgehend leicht fleckig. - Hübsches Exemplar im Originaleinband!

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
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        Vijf jaren in Japan. (1857-1863). Bijdragen tot de kennis van het Japansche Keizerrijk en zijne bevolking. (2 vol. set).

      Leiden, Van den Heuvell & Van Santen, 1867-1868. - 2 vols. XII+335+(1);VI+357+(1) pp. Complete with 2 col. lithogr. frontisp. & 12 plates (incl. 10 col. lithogr.), folding map in the rear of vol. II. List of subscribers. Hardcover. Later cloth-backed boards. (Lib. binding; stamp "Koloniaal Museum Haarlem" & small sticker on titles; light foxing to 3 plates; overall condition: bindings good, contents VG/fine). * Landwehr, Dutch books with coloured plates, 395; Tiele, 873; Cordier, 588. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Little Women

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1868. First Edition. Very Good. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1868 & 1870. First Edition set, complete in two volumes. Volume I is a first printing, with 1868 on the title and copyright page; no mention of Part Two on page 341. Volume 2 is an early printing dated 1870 on the title page and 1869 on the copyright page. Recently rebound in half leather with marbled paper and end sheets. Text blocks slightly vary in size, though bindings are identical dimensions. Good. Pages show creasing, edge wear including several short tears and a few instances of chipping, staining and foxing; date and number written in ink on the first page of text. A lovely set.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        REPRINT: CHIKUTO SHIKUNSHI GAFU: ALBUM OF PAINTINGS OF THE FOUR PARAGONS: BAMBOO, CHRYSANTHEMUM, ORCHID & PLUM.

      A LOVELY ZEN INSPIRED ILLUSTRATED SKETECHBOOK [Kyoto n.d. ca 1868 - Unsodo]. Dark grey boards, very clean,accordion folded, 2 vol. set, 18 x 26.5 cm.,[29]double colorSumi type woodcut illustrations, bright copy, reprint of theKyoto 1854 First Edition, complete, nicely done. SCARCE Color scans available for this book on request. Description content 2015Copyright Rare Oriental Books Co.

      [Bookseller: RARE ORIENTAL BOOK CO., ABAA, ILAB]
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        GENEALOGIA, REAL DESPACHO DE NOBLEZA Y ARMAS DEL ILUSTRE SEÑOR DON JOSE DE ESTEVE Y THOMAS

      1868 Madrid. 1868. 38X30. Sellado. 40h (hojas de mucho grosor). Piel. Coloreado a mano. Linaje de D. José de Esteve y Tomàs hermano del Gran personaje D. Gil Esteve y Tomàs Sacerdote de la diócesis de Barcelona, Tortosa y Solsona muy apreciado por su buen hacer (adjuntamos documento de Gil Esteve del año 1931 sobre sus meritos y trabajos). Magnífica Obra encuardernada dorada y con toques de color a mano dignos de magna publicación. Ref 8.1 Biblioteca A. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Excelente.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Anticuaria Marc & Antiques]
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        Albany Law School Class Album

      New York, 1868. Hardcover. Very Good+. Full brown morocco, boards ornately ruled in gilt, "Autographs" stamped in gilt on upper board; oblong 8vo (198 x 127 mm); contains 78 small albumen photographs (each about 30 x 35 mm) of law school students and faculty, mounted usually to the recto but, sometimes, also to the verso. All are signed by the subject, usually also listing his religion and political affiliation, and sometimes including an inscription. The first 3 leaves are signed by the founders of the school, Ira Harris, Amasa J. Parker, and Amos Dean. Many of the students went on to have distinguished law careers -- probably very, very serious careers. An album so humorless that it's funny, one student lists his religion as "liberal" and his political affiliation as "rad rep"; another is a "free thinker" and "democrat"; another is "epis" and "1/2 Republican." The final leaf is reserved for "Jeremy Alexander, The Janitor." Some fabulous 19th-century hair-styles on display. Binding a bit scuffed. Contents fine.

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        Little Women

      Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1868. First Edition. Very Good. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1868 & 1870. First Edition set, complete in two volumes. Volume I is a first printing, with 1868 on the title and copyright page; no mention of Part Two on page 341. Volume 2 is an early printing dated 1870 on the title page and 1869 on the copyright page. Recently rebound in half leather with marbled paper and end sheets. Text blocks slightly vary in size, though bindings are identical dimensions. Good. Pages show creasing, edge wear including several short tears and a few instances of chipping, staining and foxing; date and number written in ink on the first page of text. A lovely set.

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        Geschichte des fürstlichen Hauses Liechtenstein. 3 Bände. Wien, Braumüller 1868-1882. Gr. 8°. X. 512 S.; VI, 408 S.; VIII, 426 S. Mit zus.14 (meist mehrf. gef.) Beilagen (Stammtafeln), Hlwd. d. Zt. mit Rtit.

      . . Erste Ausgabe.- Durch ein ausf. Namens- u. Ortsregister erschlossen.- Titel recto u. verso gestempelt, sonst gutes Ex.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Johannes Müller]
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        [ALBUMEN PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A RAILROAD BRIDGE IN THE GREEN RIVER VALLEY, WITH CITADEL ROCK IN THE BACKGROUND, CAPTIONED ON VERSO:] No. 78. CITADEL ROCK. TEMPORARY & PERMANENT BRIDGES AT GREEN RIVER

      [Wyoming Territory. 1868].. Albumen photograph, mounted on card at a period date, captioned in manuscript on verso. Image size: 8 1/2 x 11 3/8 inches. Sheet size: 13 3/4 x 17 inches. Image faded, some chips at edges of the card mount, else very good. In a museum quality rag mat. The dream of a transcontinental railroad stirred the imaginations of many Americans during the 19th century. It was not until 1862, when President Lincoln signed the Pacific Railroad Act, that the first serious steps toward a transcontinental railroad project got underway. Soon thereafter the federally subsidized Union Pacific Railroad and Central Pacific Railroad companies took up the massive task of building the railroad, a project which shifted into high gear with the end of the Civil War. The Union Pacific was responsible for construction westward from Omaha, while the Central Pacific built the line east from San Francisco. By 1868 the Union Pacific had reached Wyoming and was pressing west rapidly. Andrew J. Russell was born in New Hampshire and grew up in New York. Originally trained as a painter, he served as a photographer for Union military railroads during the Civil War. In 1868 the Union Pacific Railroad employed him to record its transcontinental progress in evocative images that documented both remarkable engineering efforts and equally impressive natural scenery. As the railroad made its way across Wyoming and into Utah, Russell made three trips along the line, one in 1868 and two in 1869, to photograph its progress, its bridges, locomotives, towns en route, awe-inspiring scenery, and ultimately the famed Golden Spike ceremony, when the Union and Central Pacific Railroads met at Promontory Point, Utah on May 10, 1869. The present image was photographed in Wyoming Territory's Green River Valley in the winter of 1868. In the image, a temporary wooden trestle bridge is seen along the right, with a locomotive on it; along the left runs a stone bridge under construction. A reduced version of this image appeared in Hayden's SUN PICTURES OF ROCKY MOUNTAIN SCENERY. The completion of the first trans- continental railroad, perhaps more than any other single event, enabled the settlement of the West, ushering in a new era in American history.

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        The Grammar of Ornament

      Bernard Quaritch, London 1868 - The quintessential sourcebook for decorative designs and the decorative arts in the 19th century. 157 pp, 112 plates. Folio. Scuffing to covers, gold embossed decorative design to front cover still sharp. Spine has wear and small losses but was rebacked at some point in its life making it a very serviceable volume. Hinges were strengthened and new endpapers added when rebacked. All edges gilt. Very clean, bright illustrations throughout. A nice, tight copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Artisan Books & Bindery, ABAA/ILAB]
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        CONDENSED TIME TABLE Of The ERIE RAILWAY. Broad Gauge Double Track Route. From New York to All Principal Points South, South-West, West & North- West, Also to the Great Oil Regions of Pennsylvania. June. 1868.

      [New York?]: 1868 - Full sheet map of the "Great Broad Gauge -- Double Track Route". Age-toning. Old tape reinforcement along folds. A couple short edge tears. Very Good. Unfolded: 10-7-8" x 13-3/4". Folded: 5-1/2" x 3-1/2". 1st printing thus, i.e., of this June schedule. No copies found on OCLC, though one each of the 1864 & 1866 are recorded. One sheet, printed both sides, and fold thrice to form a pocket-sized brochure. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Moonstone

      London, Tinsley Brothers. 1868., 1868. First Editions. 3 vols. 8vo. 315pp + 297pp + 309pp. Bound in contemporary half burgundy morocco over cloth boards, slightly rubbed, a little sunned to spines and with some signs of discreet professional repair to the spine ends. Minor edgewear and shelfwear to extremities. A little rippling to cloth on Vol II. Plain endpapers, occasional light soiling otherwise internally clean. No half titles. All three volumes are clean, tight, bright and strong. A handsome uniform set. A surprisingly deep and sensitive novel for what is basically a detective story about a cursed Indian diamond looted from the siege of Seringapatam. The vengeful brahmin are considerably more devout and loyal than our home grown religious types, the careless injustice of the late Victorian social system is heavily underscored and the imaginitively named Sergeant Cuff, come to set all in order, is tenacious in spite (or perhaps because) of it. Wilkie Collins is mainly known for two novels but wrote nigh on 30, collaborating with Dickens and Mrs. Gaskell amongst others. He was hopelessly addicted to laudanum for the pain of his arthritis, to such an extent that he was troubled by hallucinations (of another version of himself, oddly enough) and actually didn't remember having written much of the Moonstone. He also never married, but instead achieved the not too standard feat of having two fully committed relationships with two different women at the same time without being set on fire or mysteriously falling out of a window. An important book from an important writer...with an impressive beard. Bleiler.

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        Les Alpes - descriptions et recits. Avec seize illustrations d'apres les dessins de E. Rittmeyer.

      Bale & Geneve, H. Georg, 1868,. gr. in-8°, 2 ff. (titre illustre + 3 p. de 'critiques de presse') + VIII (Avant-Propos de 1867) + 448 p. + IV (catalogue des editions Georg), illustre de 16 planches xylogravees, rousseurs, signet, tres belle reliure en demi-maroquin rouge, dos a faux nerfs richement decore d'entrelacs dores, plats recouverts de percaline rouge avec encadrements a froid, legeres traces d'usure (charnieres superieures), tranches dorees.. Premiere edition francaise, bel exemplaire. Ce grand classique illustre de la litterature geographique sur les Alpes fut publie en allemand et en anglais pour la premiere fois en 1861: "Depuis l'ouvrage de Tschudi, aucun autre n'a presente la nature de la grande Chaine des Alpes avec plus de verite et de fraicheur, en tenant compte des donnees de la science" (Europe, chronique litteraire). Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Perret 398, se trompe: 1869 1ere ed.!; DHBS II/71; BSL III/87 (mentionne la premiere edition francaise en 1869).

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        Seiyo Kakoku Jijo

      1868. FUKUZAWA, Yukichi. Seiyo Kakoku Jijo. Three volumes. 38; 80; 84 double folded leaves (i.e., 404 pp.) Illustrated with 14 full-page colour woodblocks of which six form three double-page plates, introductory pages to volume one with colour borders. 8vo., 180 x 125 mm, bound in publisher's wrappers with printed title labels, in a new blue cloth folding box. Osaka: 1868. |~||~||~||~| Fukazawa was a member of the first Japanese embassies to the United States, in 1859, and Europe, in 1862, and his Seiyo Jijo [Things Western], the most important and influential Japanese study of western nations of the period, was published in parts between 1866 and 1870. It was such a bestseller that piracies, fakes, and spin-offs soon appeared. This is one of those fakes but it is, thanks to the illustrations, far more appealing than the original. The foreign ships and Russians are charming but not so remarkable, the flags sometimes puzzling, but the plate of western handwriting is mysterious and intriguing and the four-panel view of a massive canal towering high over a port city must be one of the best imaginary architecture renderings of all time. This does seem to be a scarce book: many hours of hunting found one copy in a Japanese library - none in a western library - and one copy sold in Japan in recent times, which turned out to be this same copy. A little surface abrasion of the wrappers, otherwise a fine set.

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        Wilhelm Raabe (1831-1910). Brief an seinen Vetter Karl Plagge vom 9.II.1868

      0 - Eigenhändiger Brief mit Unterschrift "Wilh Raabe". Stuttgart, 9.II.1868. 1 S. Gr. 8vo. Mit möglicherweise eigenhändiger Zeichnung eines Pferdekopfes. Das 2. (leere) Blatt mit kleinem Sammlerstempel. Wilhelm Raabe schreibt aus Stuttgart an seinen Vetter Karl Plagge und dessen Frau Mathilde, die ihm die bevorstehende Geburt eines weiteren Kindes gemeldet hatten. ". So ist es recht! Nur immer so zu! Es kann nie genug von Eurer Art geben! Wir hier d. h. Kind, Frau, Schwiegermutter und ich haben uns sehr über die frohe Botschaft gefreut. Möge nur Mathilde sich ferner tapfer halten! . Was das ferner betrifft, so sehn wir einem ähnlichen Ereigniß im Laufe des Sommers entgegen; - hoffentlich ist das Schicksal uns dieses Mal gewogener und wird das Jahr 1868 einbringen, was 1864 und 65 zu Grunde richteten .". Sehr persönlich gehaltener Brief Raabes, in dem er die Geburt seiner zweiten Tochter Elisabeth angekündigt, nachdem das Ehepaar Raabe in dieser Hinsicht zwei Todesfälle zu beklagen hatte. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Bab" Ballads, Much Sound and Little Sense

      George Routledge [1868], London - Superb full light brown crushed morocco binding by Wood nearly matching a famous design by Constance Karslake documented in one of the Guild of Women Binders prospectuses and shown in Studio, 1899-1900, with quite a few variations, but the overall styiistic composition is strikingly similar, and thus a curious 'copy' by a noted binder.Superb workmanship as found in nearly all Wood bindings, with a plethora of gilt patterning, including both covers, spine and both dentelles. Signed by woo in gilt pallet, front dentelle. Margins of spine sl. wear, else fine. AEG. A classic illustrated book with wonderful woodcuts by Gilbert throughout. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books]
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        Interieur mit einer in einem Sessel sitzenden jungen Frau mit einem Journal oder Buch in der Hand, vor sich auf einem Überwurf eine liegende Katze.

      - Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf Pauspapier, rechts unten signiert „Felice Desclabissac". Ca. 26,2:23,8 cm. Verso ist die Darstellung aquarelliert. Diese Ansicht einer mondänen jungen Frau in elegant-erotischer Bekleidung besticht sowohl durch ungewöhnliche technische als auch perspektivische Elemente: Die Künstlerin aquarellierte die Rückseite des Pauspapiers, so daß die Vorderseite eine hell-pastellige Farbigkeit erhielt, die durch Hinzufügung vereinzelter kräftiger Pinselzüge, besonders zu erkennen an Kleid, Haar und den Trauben links, akzentuiert wird. Die gekonnte, gewollt verschachtelte räumliche Situation – z.B. die kissenförmige Fläche hinter dem Kopf der Dargestellten mit dem frech-erotischen weiblichen Akt sowie der Überwurf deuten beispielsweise auf ein Bett hin, obwohl sie in einem Sessel sitzt – verweisen auf die bewußte Verarbeitung avantgardistischer Raumprinzipien. Zeichnerin und Aquarellistin. Zudem war die Künstlerin als Illustratorin tätig. Studium an der Kunstschule für Damen in Krakau, an der Damenakademie des Künstlerinnenvereins in München und bei ihrem späteren Mann, dem Münchner Maler und Zeichner A. Desclabissac (1868-1938). 1908, 1909 und 1912 stellte sie im Münchner Glaspalast sowie 1911 und 1912 auf den Dresdner Aquarellausstellungen aus, darüber hinaus 1912 auf der Jahresausstellung in Leipzig, 1913 im Wiener Künstlerhaus und bei der Société des Artistes Indépendants in Paris. Ihre Hauptthemen waren Genreszenen und Blumenbilder.

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        Les Secrets Merveilleux De La Magie Naturelle Du Petit albert. Tirés de l’ouvrage latin intitulé: Alberti Parvi Lucii. Libellus de mirabilibus Naturae Arcanis Et d'autres écrivains philosophes. Enrichis des figures mystérieuses, d'astrologie, physionomie, etc, etc.

      Chez les Héritiers de Beringos fratres à l'enseigne d'Agrippa, Lyon 1868 - Hardcover. Small octavo. 6 x 3.5 inches. 180pp Contemporary quarter leather with marbled boards. Gilt decorations to spine, raised bands, leather spine label with gilt titling. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Decorated title page and numerous black and white illustrations in-text. Five plates, four of which are folding. Decorated title page and numerous black and white illustrations in-text. Text in French. A charming edition of this famous grimoire. The work was first published in the eighteenth century; its title obviously chosen to capitalise on the immense success of "Les Admirables Secrets D'Albert Le Grand" which it did quite effectively. It underwent numerous editions, the content of which often varied significantly, although generally speaking they arguably had even less to do with Albertus Magnus and more to do with the magic than the "Secrets D'Albert Le Grand." This mid-nineteenth century edition starts with chapters on the physiognomy and chiromancy, before moving to the manufacture of talismans, Parcelsian and natural magic, folk remedies and just a touch of necromancy. This edition has as the frontispiece a plate with "Sainte Véronique" (Saint Veronica) holding her veil on which the image of Christ was miraculously imprinted. It does not have the plate of the "Main de Gloire" ("Hand of Glory" - corpse hand lamp) that was present in some issues of the same edition. Little seems to be known about the publishing history of these works, but it seems possible that whilst the text is identical of the issue with the reprentation of the "Hand of Glory" this edition might have been issued without that, and with the particularly pious frontispiece, in an attempt to minimise any connections with necromancy and the black arts. Leather rubbed at joints but holding firm, spine quite darkened, attractive engraved bookplate on front pastedown. Pages a little darkened. Still overall a clean, unmarked, better than VG copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weiser Antiquarian Books, Inc.]
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        INFELICIA

      Philadelphia ; New York; Boston 1868 - 1stedition, first printing, of Author’s only book. Original Publisher’s Cloth, Brown cloth cover stamped in gold, 16mo, 7-124 pages; 15 cm. Singerman 2085 (for the 126 page edition) . Singerman notes as well that he, the "compiler[, ] saw the rarer 124 page edition without the publisher's statement [about Dickens]. " Poems. The true first edition, first printing, dedicated to Charles Dickens but without his warm letter thanking her reproduced, as appeared in later printings. The success of this book meant that later editions appeared the same year in London as well as in the US (published by Lippincott) but with more pages (141 & 126, respectively) and the Dickens letter reproduced. Includes some poems with Jewish themes, such as "Judith (‘Oh forget not that I am Judith! /And I know where sleeps Holofernes’) , " "Hear, O Israel (‘The God of Jacob is our Shield’) , " etc. Menken (1835-1868) was "Internationally famous for her starring role in the equestrian melodrama Mazeppa, in which she was stripped on stage to a flesh-colored body stocking, lashed to the back of the ‘wild horse of Tartary, ’ and sent flying on a narrow ramp above the theater, Adah Isaacs Menken consistently defied social mores. She cropped her black hair and smoked cigarettes, and publicly disparaged conventional married life. Menken represented an early example of the cult of personality, blurring her private life with her public persona. She married four times in the course of seven years. Her second marriage, in 1859, was to the heavyweight boxing champion of the world, John C. Heenan . One of the most glamorous celebrities of the 1860s, Menken also cultivated a literary following. She wrote poetry and developed relationships with the likes of Walt Whitman, Charles Dickens, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Alexandre Dumas, and Algernon Swinburne. George Sand was a close friend to the actor and was godmother to Menken’s second child . A major bone of contention to this day is the authenticity of her Jewishness. Though scholars have some evidence that Menken was raised a Catholic and converted to Judaism only after marrying her first husband, Menken herself once publicly rebuked a journalist who labeled her a convert by announcing that she was ‘born in that faith [Judaism], and have adhered to it through all my erratic career. Through that pure and simple religion I have found greatest comfort and blessing. ’ Whatever her origins, it is clear that Menken was fervently Jewish in her adult life. After moving to Cincinnati with her first and only Jewish husband, Alexander Isaacs Menken, Adah learned Hebrew fluently, studied classical Jewish texts, and contributed many poems and essays to The Israelite, a weekly founded by Rabbi Isaac M. Wise. Her poems indicate a passionate temperament, deeply committed to a kind of proto-Zionism and even messianism. Many are collected in the posthumously published volumeInfelicia[this volume]. Menken viewed herself as a modern Deborah, calling on Jews to rise up against persecution in Turkey and protesting the kidnapping of a six-year-old Jewish boy in Bologna by representatives of the Catholic Church. She was one of the few Jews in America to protest when Lionel Nathan was denied the seat in the English Parliament to which he had been elected. And, at the height of her acting career, she refused to perform on Jewish High Holidays. On her deathbed at age thirty-three, suffering from what may have been peritonitis or tuberculosis (or both) , and treated by the personal doctor of Napoleon III, Menken was visited by a rabbi. Adah Isaacs Menken died on August 10, 1868, in Paris. She is buried in the Jewish section of Montparnasse Cemetery" (Ackerman, 2014) . The book is also cited inPodeschi, J. B. Dickens & Dickensiana, ; B295(2) ; Wolff, R. L. 19th cent. Fiction, ; 4738. OCLC lists 28 copies of this rare first printing. Light wear to cloth, stains to title and half title, otherwise a nice clean book, about Very Good- Condition. (AMR-4 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication

      London: John Murray,, 1868. In two volumes. With illustrations. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, blind-panelled covers, titles to spines gilt, dark green-coated endpapers. 43 text woodcuts. Owner's name in pencil to endpapers, small slits to fly leaves where a card was once inserted otherwise a beautiful, bright set. First edition, first issue. The term "survival of the fittest" (borrowed at Wallace's insistence from Herbert Spencer's 1866 Principles of Biology) was first used by Darwin in the first edition of this work, preceding its first use in the fifth edition of the Origin of Species (1869). Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication was a full statement of the facts on which the theories of the Origin of Species were based, though leaving aside an account of human evolution for The Descent of Man (1871).

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        The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments Illustrated by a selection from Raphael's pictures in the Vatican freely adapted and drawn on wood by Robert Dudley [KJV]

      London: Ward and Lock, 1868., 1868. Relievo binding. Octavo. Spectacular binding designed by Owen Jones, apparently original brown morocco, heavily molded and embossed to show panelling of calligraphic knotwork intertwined with grapes and vines, surrounding "Holy Bible" over sprouting wheat; the rear board reproduces the front board, excepting the title; the spine is similarly decorated with knotwork, vine leaves and the title; with brass edgings and clasp, clasp decorated with star motif, all edges gilt. The binding shows almost no signs of wear, brass edgings tarnished, particularly to front. Cracking to front internal hinge, occassional very minor spotting to text. Calligraphic presentation inscription to front free endpaper, similar calligraphic record of births and deaths of the Brooman Family of Tunbridge Wells to rear endpapers. Shows extraordinarily well, as Jones intended, designing the binding to resemble medieval books and wood carvings.

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        La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri illustrata da Gustavo Dore e dichiarata con note tratte dai migliori commenti per cura di Eugenio Camerini: INFERNO

      Milano, Stabilimento dell'Editore Edoardo Sonzogno., 1868.. Fol., Halbleder. 42 x 32 cm, X, 138 Pp. with 75 etchings from Gustav Dore. Leather binding with original cover. It's first italy edition of Dante with the Illustrations from Dore. Good and rare copy.

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        Te Deum Laudamus

      Victoria Press, London 1868 - 4to. Blue cloth with bevelled edges, title and gilt tooling. Colored coat of arms verso of half-title and 29 exquisite illuminated plates by Ester Faithfull Fleet (1823-1908), the publisher's sister, in brilliant chromolithography. Emily Faithfull's most acclaimed book, published at her Victoria Press, and the printer, though not credited, was likely M. & N. Hanhart, who also printed the chromolithographic plates for "38 Texts," another of her books. Each of the twenty-one plates are printed on one side only of gilt-edges heavy card pages. Exceedingly scarce high-point in Victorian colorplate printing. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Giants and Dwarfs

      London: Richard Bentley. 1868, 1868. First edition. 8vo. 472pp. Handsomely bound in recent half brown calf over marbled boards with red title label. Edges speckled red. Plain endpapers. Internally clean, minor toning to pages, some slight soiling to title page. Dusty top edge. Shows very well. A fascinating and extremely scarce collection of accounts dealing with famous and infamous dwarfs and giants both mythical; Gogmagog and Polyphemus both make significant guest appearances; there is a chapter entitled "Bible Dwarfs", a section dealing with the Nephilim (the biblical hybrid giants, not the dodgy 80's goth band in the cowboy hats), a fascinating number of now mostly forgotten dwarf or giant based legends and some eyewitness accounts of historical dwarfs and giants. The book ends with a section entitled "Sundry Dwarfs" , which seems a trifle dismissive. Naturally it betrays very little understanding for the variety of medical, congenital and physical reasons that cause people to have to live and indeed thrive under these conditions, although there is a degree of sympathy, in the main however the focus is on building a kind of archive of historical references, folklore and accounts of the daily lives of the more famous figures in the lore; and as such it is both fascinating, compelling and indeed useful.

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        Nablous.

      1868 - Albumen print. Two-part panorama, good tonal range and in good condition. Dimensions: 670 by 220mm. (26.5 by 8.5 inches). Nablous is a town in Palestine, of great religious importance to Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Known as the 'Ancient Shechem' it is the place in which Abram "built an Altar to the Lord who had appeared to him and had given that land to his descendants." (Gen 12: 6- 7)

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        Changing Base; or What Edward Rice Learnt at School

      Lee and Shepard, Boston 1868 - Page 139 starts the baseball. Original cloth , gilt spine with bat and baseball, title page loose. Dampstain at lower right corner throughout. Stamp of A.M. Houghton on title and signature of Amory Houghton Nov. 5, 1875 on front flyleaf Frontispiece, with baseball plate at p. 165, ÒRice makes his base,Ó p. 246, ÒCarters's fall" through ice, with boy with stick & one other. 282 pp. 12mo [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Overland Monthly: Development of the Country

      San Francisco: A. Roman & Company, and John H. Carmany & Company, 1868-1871. 6 vols containing 6 issues each. Tall 8vo. Bound by Asper, Geneve in half green morocco over marbled boards, gilt stamped and with raised bands on backstrip. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, silk ribbon bookmarks. Very minor fading to backstrips. Bookplate of famous French scholar and Dickens collector Alain de Suzannet on front pastedowns. Bookplate of respected collector, writer, and interpreter of the American West, Dr. Roger K. Larson on front endpaper of first volume only. Light margin notes in pencil in a few volumes. Original wrappers bound in the rear of each volume; advertisements, including inserts of paper stock of various colors, and those with engraved illustrations in each volume. Near fine. San Francisco publisher and bookseller Anton Roman?s legendary frontier periodical, established to compete with the Atlantic Monthly and to show that San Francisco had writers to compete with those of the East coast. Bret Harte served as editor from the first issue in 1868 until February 1871. Harte published writing from many major authors and scholars including Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, Charles Stoddard, Clarence King, John Hittell, John Muir, Ina Coolbrith, Prentice Mulford, J. Ross Brown, Joaquin Miller. [Zamorano Select, 85]

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        RADICAL RULE: MILITARY OUTRAGE IN GEORGIA. ARREST OF COLUMBUS PRISONERS: WITH FACTS CONNECTED WITH THEIR IMPRISONMENT AND RELEASE

      Louisvilly, Ky. 1868.. 199pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Minor edge wear. Erased ownership inscription at bottom of titlepage, light foxing. Very good. An early pro- Ku Klux Klan publication, consisting mostly of the "Proceedings of the Military Commission" for the trials of nine men on the charge of murder in the death of George W. Ashburn in the Spring of 1868. Ashburn was a Georgia judge who actively worked for civil rights of all citizens, especially African-Americans, and thus, he racked up a long list of local enemies. On the evening of March 30, 1868, after participating at a political rally with noted black minister and civil rights activist Henry McNeal Turner, Ashburn was gunned down by five masked men in "a negro brothel of the lowest order," becoming the first murder victim of the Ku Klux Klan in Georgia. The KKK had formed in Columbus only nine days earlier, after a visit from Nathan Bedford Forrest. As a result of the incident, the military governor, Gen. George Meade, declared martial law in Columbus, removing the mayor and ordering the immediate arrest of any potential suspects. The present work decries Meade's actions, the arbitrary nature of the numerous arrests for the crime, and "the subversion of the Constitution" the entire situation represented. According to the author here, no less a personage than Gen. Grant should be held ultimately responsible for this unfortunate situation, referring to him as "the man who abuses power throughout ten States of the Union" by allowing the military to act as a police force in the South. The text forlornly poses the question: "How long are the denizens of our Southern States to be made the victims of military misrule?" In a strange twist of political maneuvering, defenders of the KKK agreed to support passage of the 14th Amendment if Gen. Meade terminated the murder trials of Ashburn's killers. Meade agreed, and no one was ever prosecuted for Ashburn's murder. A scarce and early anti- Reconstructionist work by supporters of the Ku Klux Klan. DE RENNE II, p.705.

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        Linda Tressel

      William Blackwood and Sons, 1868, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First editionA Very Good copy the first edition, first printing, with Volume I and Volume II together in a single volume of three-quarter blue leather with complementary boards, spine lined and lettered in gilt, the boards lined in gilt, and the closed page block's upper edge gilded as well. Notably, this copy is distinct from the 1879 (or perhaps 1880 per Sadleir) two-volumes-in-one reissue of the first edition sheets noted by Sadleir, in that it is complete with both half-titles and with both title pages, with each title page declaring the novel to be "IN TWO VOLUMES". With respect to the two-volumes-in-one reissue of the remaining first edition sheets, Sadleir stated that "... no new single title page was printed for this issue" and that the original title pages were retained. However, every copy of the 1879 reissue that we have seen, and every such copy of which we have knowledge, has included a new title page that declares it to be a "Two Volumes in One" edition and, in each such copy, both half titles have been dropped. While this copy has been trimmed, it constitutes either the first issuance of the first edition sheets rebound together or the later reissue thereof in a format which we have not seen before and which Sadleir apparently never saw either. Linda Tressel was part of an experiment by Trollope to determine whether the public were buying his books because of his fame, or because of the quality of the writing. The first edition did not sell well. Trollope had tried the same experiment with Nina Balatka which also failed to sell well and was likewise then published in a remainder issue, although with Trollope's name on the title page. The experiment, however, had a major flaw. Trollope did his best work when focused on England, especially when focused on the English Gentry, and when writing longer works painted on a broad landscape. Linda Tressel, a relatively short novel for Trollope, was set in Nuremberg and dealt with persons far less than prosperous. Perhaps in consequence, the story lacks the flavor of Trollope's other works. The third volume in the planned series, The Golden Lion of Granpere, was published under Trollope's name (the publisher not wanting to put out yet a third book by Trollope that was virtually certain to fail). It, too, being set outside of England, failed to sell well. The two volume first edition of Linda Tressel is one of Trollope's rarer books. Sadleir speculates that not many copies were published and states that the book is extremely rare in its original first edition form and only a little less rare in the reissue format. A Very Good copy of a rare Trollope title.

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        Mädchen vor einem Wiesenstück, das mit einer Baum- und Buschreihe begrenzt ist.

      - Bleistift, auf Velin, mitte und links unten bezeichnet und signiert „C est Charlotte, ma fillette P. Renouard". 26,5:35,2 cm. Der Reiz der spontan erfaßten Darstellung liegt in dem dynamisch-bewegten Strich, der sich an den Errungenschaften des Impressionismus orientiert. Nachdem Renouard als Dekorationsmaler tätig war, besuchte er seit 1868 die École des Beaux-arts in Paris im Atelier von I.A. Pils (1813/15-1875). Mit Pils arbeitete er an der Pariser Oper und führte dort 1875 Plafondmalereien aus. 1877 debütierte er im Pariser Salon. Auch Ausstellungsbeteiligungen in England an der Royal Society of Painters and Etchers und dem New English Art Club sind zu verzeichnen. 1894 organisierte der bekannte japanische Kunsthändler und Sammler Tadamasa Hayashi (1863-1906) in Paris eine Ausstellung der Drucke und Zeichnungen Renouards. Anläßlich der Weltausstellungen von 1889 und 1900 erhielt er Goldene Medaillen. Als Illustrator arbeitete er bei einigen der bekanntesten französischen Zeitschriften, so für die L Art, L Illustration oder La Vie Moderne. Bekannt sind auch seine Illustrationen zur „Dreyfus-Affäre". Auf einer Amerika-Reise entstanden zahlreiche Szenen aus dem politischen Leben. V. van Gogh (1853-1890) war einer seiner Bewunderer und sammelte seine Werke. Das Fine Art Museum of San Francisco besitzt mehrer Werke Renouards, auch das Tokio National Museum als Schenkung der Nachfahren Hayashis, das auch 2006 in ihren Räumen zum 100. Todestag Hayashis eine Ausstellung Renouards organisierte.

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        English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants Volume VIII Chenopodiaceae to Coniferae Cover title: Sowerby's English Botany

      London.: Robert Hardwicke.. Third Edition.. 1868.. 206 handcolored lithographs, 296+206pp, 10 x 7 inches, rebound with original embossed decorative gilt cover attached to new cloth covered boards with gilt lettered spine (hardbound). Light foxing to front endpapers and a few plates, otherwise very good condition. Contains plates MCLXXVIII through MCCCLXXXIV. Plates include willows, daphne, and a wonderful double page plate of Pinus Pinaster Cluster Pine (lightly foxed at corners). .

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        Edinburgh: an album of 19thC photographs (albumen prints)

      [c.1860s/1870s]. Hardcover. Contents VG+, binding Fine. Album, 30x24cms, with 48 pages, all edges gilt. Eighty-eight albumen prints of Edinburgh, mounted recto, most being neatly titled below in brown ink. Forty-four are c.10.5x17cms and the rest c.10x8cms. The first page is damp-damaged and the last three are unused. Three of the larger photographs have GWW printed along the bottom edge, and four others have similar printed titles to the bottom edges. While some prints are purely architectural, others are more atmospheric, or populated. A number of the smaller format prints of deprived working-class areas are by Archibald Burns, and appear in his 1868 collection 'Picturesque 'Bits' from Old Edinburgh', and at least one other view is by James Valentine. The print quality and condition is in almost all cases very good. In a new binding of brown cloth, spine titled in gilt and ruled in blind. [EXTRA Heavy Item]

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        Monthly Reports of Department of Agriculture for the Year 1867

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1868. First Edition. 397 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. PRESENTATION BINDING of full green morocco, elaborate gilt floral framework on upper and lower covers, the former bearing the name "U.S. Grant" blocked in gold, t.e.g., gilt inner dentelles, slight wear to extremities, with bookplate, title perforation, card pocket, due date slip and withdrawl stamp of Stanford University Library with neat shelf mark on spine, else fine. Presentation Copy to U.S. Grant A handsome volume, probably prepared for Grant as President, as he was elected in 1868, assuming office the following year, when America was still largely an agrarian nation and such a work would have had a far greater significance than would be the case today. (Grant's own ante-bellum farming efforts were distinctly unsuccessful.).

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        Poems

      John Wilson, 93, Great Russell Street, London 1868 - One of 20 on Large Paper Inscribed by the author to the well known British print seller, Marseille Middleton Holloway (1821-1881). Bound in full blue morocco, a.e.g. , by Holloway. Very good Etching by George Cruikshank as frontispiece. 1 vols. 8vo First edition, one of 100 printed (of which 20 are on large paper which this is one) [Not Published], first Issue with the third stanza on page 95 beginning "One Hundred Years! They soon will leak." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        The Illustrated London News 1868 - (01 - 12) January to December BOUND IN TWO VOLUMES

      London.: Illustrated London News.. 1868.. TWO BOUND VOLUMES. 1868 year of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 644+644pp, Index to Engravings for Vol. LII and Vol. LIII, 16 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities rubbed, leather spine has deteriorated with pieces missing, front hinges/joints split but still attached and rear boards detached on one volume. Interior tight and clean with occasional light foxing, paper loss to upper right corner of pp 457/458 and 459/460, soft creases to a few pages, a couple of loose pages. VOLUME LII FEATURES: The Abyssinian Expedition: detailed coverage that includes numerous full page wood engravings of the stunning scenery of that country (see partial listing below), two tipped in double page views: two images, upper and lower page 324-325 Hobart Town, The Capital of Tasmania and Regatta at Hobart Town and page 532-533 Leeds from Holbeck Junction and Leeds, Looking Up Park Row; includes: DOUBLE PAGE ENGRAVINGS (tipped in): H.M.S. Galatrea...In A Cyclone on the Indian Ocean 8 and 9, H.M.S. Galatea Arriving in Sydney Harbour: two images, upper and lower page 348-349, The Governor-General's Durbar at Lucknow: Procession of Elephants Passing the Great Imambara 228-229, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Battle at Arogee...on Good Friday 356-357, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Storming of Magdala on Easter Monday 568-569; FULL PAGE ENGRAVINGS: The Abyssinian Expedition: at the Mouth of the Pass Leading to Senafe 20, Embarking Elephants at Bombay for the Abyssinian Expedition 44, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Middle Sooroo Defile in the Senafe Pass 129, The Abyssinian Expedition: View of the Plateau at Senafe, The Abyssinian Expedition: General Sir Robert Napier's Camp at Adigerat 273, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Water Tanks at Zulla 276, South Sea Whaling 300, The Abyssinian Expedition: Waterfall on the Mai Muna, Near Senafe (front page) 318, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Mayen Wells, Half Way to Senafe 321, The Abyssinian Expedition: Goon-Goona in the Valley of the Mai Muna 345, The Abyssinian Expedition: View of Antala 373, Map Abyssinia, Showing the Route of the British Forces 384, The Abyssinian Expedition: Watering Place for Transport Animals 456, The Abyssinian Expedition: Priests...Singing the Song of Moses 553, Winter Sports in Canada: Moose Hunting (two images) 28, A Sketch in Leicester Square 29, Sketches in Japan: The Theatre at Osaka 36, The Central Pacific Railway (two images: California views) 37, The Trinity Buoy Warf 52, The Trinity Buoy Store 53, Leopards and Tigers 136, New Works on the Metropolitan Railway (two images) 141, Works of the Midland Railway Terminus, Euston Road 160, The Dubar at Lucknow: Presentation of Gifts 232, Mr. Disraeli Addressing the House of Commons for the First Time as Prime Minister 245 (front page), Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli's Assembly at the New Foreign Office, The Inland Sea of Japan (five images) 249, The London Fire Brigade at Practice on the Thames Embankment 261, Group of Yearlings 624; ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES INCLUDE: The Fenian Conspiracy; The Temple of Ongou Wat, Cambodia; Sketches from Japan: Wrestling at Osaka; Prince Alfred in Australia; Opening of the Inland Sea Ports of Japan. VOLUME LIII FEATURES: The Abyssinian Expedition: extensive coverage of the Expedition including numerous full page engravings. (See a listing of some of the Abyssinian Expedition images below), The Revolution in Spain (multiple full page views); includes: DOUBLE PAGE ENGRAVING (tipped in): The Grand Staircase at the New Foreign Office 100-101, Norwich View of the City from Mousehold Health 172-173; FULL PAGE ENGRAVINGS: The Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace 9, Lancaster from the Moor 73, Prize Horses 96, Prize Cattle 97, Opening of the Thames North Embankment to Foot Passengers (front page) 117, Progress of the Construction of the New Blackfriars Bridge 121, A Chinese Wedding in Shanghai 121, Alaska Territory: Late Russian America two pages, each with two images (including view of Sitka) 136, 137, Leaves from a Sketch Book five views of Norwich 169, Sketches in British Columbia 232, 233, Panama Fort 292, Break-Up of the Yukon River 296 (two images), Hon. Anson Burlingame, Ambassador of the Chinese Empire, with the members of His Legation 325, Metropolitan Railway: Interior of the Kensington Station 337, The Horses Morning Bath at Calcutta 360, The Campaign on the Punjab Frontier 385, The War on the Punjab Frontier 441, The Reading Room at the Imperial Library, Paris 409, Australian Birds and Animals 426, San Francisco, California, from the Bay (3/4 page: 8 x 15 inches), Bloem Fontein, Orange Free State, South Africa 473, Temple of Phra Kien, Mankok, Siam 489, Bhopal, Central India (3/4 page) 561, Prize Poultry 576, Prize Cattle and Prize Sheep (two images, each with sheep and cattle) 584-585, Fairy Gifts 600, Preparing for the Pantomime at the Lyceum Theatre, The Abyssinian Expedition: Return of the Army from Magdala 5, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Naval Rocket Brigade Firing Rockets at Senafe 33, The Abyssinian Expedition: Costume of a Native Chief 49, The Abyssinian Expedition: A Dinner in the Native Style 53, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Elephant Train 104, The Abyssinian Expedition: Ruins of the Ancient City of Adulis 224; ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES ON: The Earthquake in Peru; New Zealand; Drury Lane Theatre: Scene from The King O' Scots; The Entrance Gate of Yokohama, Japan; Sketches from Alaska (Indian Dance and Indian House Interior). .

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        Small Archive Documenting the Career of Whale Ship Helen Mar in the Acrtic, 1866 - 1883

      This collection contains billheads, sight drafts, repair and provisioning bills, telegrams regarding shipments of oil and bone, lists of sails, accounts of bone sold, and two interesting letters. The first letter, four pages, about 400 words, dated October 23, 1868, relates in some detail the so called (until 1906) "Great San Francisco Earthqueke" which had taken place just two days earlier. It is addressed to Swift & Allen, agents for the "Helen Mar," but is written by Abraham Pierce, who was not captain of the ship at that time. "The Custom House is so badly shattered (although several tons of iron were used in tying it up after the shock of 65) that it is abandoned... Captain Herendeen stays on board the ship most of the time. "Shocks" are not to his liking. It makes no difference in his case, but with some it would be well if SOMETHING would keep them on board." The second letter, written from Hilo by Captain William H. Koon in April 1872, also to Swift & Allen, relates events that occurred when the ship was fishing off the South American Coast (after returning from a season in the Arctic). This letter, also about 400 words, is interesting because it shows the ship carrying passengers, delivering freight, and trying to sell off their provisions - all of which seem to be unusual activites for a whale ship. The lot of 13 items

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