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      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]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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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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      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]

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Historia de la Isla de Cuba por.

      Madrid 1868 - Estimada obra, díficil de encontrar completa en la actualidad, completa y documentada se trata de una Historia de la Isla de Cuba, con numerosas noticias sobre su origen, su desarrollo, los acontecimientos históricos que en ella se libraron, etc.Ejemplar con manchas de oxido y alguna picadura de polilla sin afectar al texto en los tomos I, II y IV. Piel de la época, lomera con tejuelo y adornos dorados.

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        Chapman's Sectional Map of the State of Iowa Compiled from the United States Surveys and other authentic Sources

      Chicago: Rufus Blanchard, 1868. Folding pocket map, full period hand colouring. Folds into publisher's cloth covers, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover. An attractive pocket map of Iowa: a rare issue published by Blanchard. This large, early map of Iowa shows each county divided into ranges, with the state's principal towns and numerous rivers identified, as well as both completed and proposed railroad routes illustrated. A printed note on the rear cover, signed in print by Surveyor General Warner Lewis, states that "this Map of the State of Iowa was projected by Major Jas. A. Reid from the original plats on file in this office, and that it has been carefully compared and is correct."The map was first published by Chapman in Milwaukee in 1856, with several subsequent issues by him or his successor Dyer & Pasmore. This included an 1868 issue, with Chapman's Milwaukee imprint. On the present map, Blanchard's imprint replaces that of Chapman, though appears otherwise identical. The 1868 issues by Chapman and Blanchard show much more development than in the previous editions of the map, with many new towns and railroads.Phillips, A List of Maps of America ,p.337 (1856 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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      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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      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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        Maale Bet Khorin v'hu Seder Hagada shel Pesakh [Ma'aleh Beith Chorin Horin Khorin].

      M.E. Löwy¿s Sohn / Printer: Adalbert della Torre in Wien, Pest (Budapest) / Vienna 1868 - 7, 49 leaves. Attractive modern three quarter leather binding. Stained. With the commentaries (after the Amsterdam 1781 edition) of Moses Alshekh, Gvurot Hashem (Yehuda Liva ben Betzalel), Olelot Ephraim (Shlomo Efraim Luntsheets), Isaac Abrabanel, and others. The illustrations, copied from the Amsterdam 1781 edition, are 11 in-text engravings, including a 13-panel illustration of the stages of the Seder and a ten-panel depiction of the plagues of Egypt. The Hebrew instructions have been cleverly rhymed, accompanied by a Yiddish translation for the component parts of Seder repeated in Ladino. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. Widmung und U.

      Wien, 17. V. 1868.. 89:56 mm auf etwas größerem Trägerkarton.. Brustbild en face aus dem Atelier des k. k. Hof-Photographen Carl von Jagemann.

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        He Knew He Was Right [bound from the Original 32 Weekly Parts -- with Wrappers and Advertisements]

      Virtue & Co.; Strahan and Company, 1868, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First editionA Very Good copy of the first edition, first printing, being THE ORIGINAL 32 WEEKLY PARTS rebound with advertisements in 3/4 blue leather with coordinated blue cloth, top edge of the closed page blocks gilded (moderate rubbing to the spine ends and board corners, shelf rubbing to the bottom edge of each board; pages, wrappers, and advertisements trimmed at the edges for rebinding, bound without tissue guards). This set is bound with all of the front and rear wrappers and the set contains the advertisements as follows: Volume I, which contains the first sixteen Parts, has those advertisements Sadleir notes as required for a "perfect set"; Volume II, which contains the final sixteen Parts, has those advertisements required for a "perfect set" except as follows: Part 22 contains six pages of front advertisements rather than the four pages specified by Sadleir; Part 25 lacks the front advertisements, and Part 30 contains lacks the inset slip. (The front wrappers of Parts 19, 23, 30, and 32 are clipped at the upper right corner with loss of the dates -- but are otherwise proper, a portion of the first page of advertisements of Part 19 has been torn away, and a piece of tape has been added to the leading edge the front wrapper's verso in Part 1. Within, the leaves and illustrations are in nice, rather clean, condition with tape repairs adjacent to the gutter between pages 344/345 and 368/369.) "He Knew He Was Right" was first published in these 32 Weekly Parts from October 17, 1868 to May 22, 1869 (as well as in 8 Monthly Parts from November, 1868). James Virtue, the publisher who began issuance of the Parts, went bankrupt during the course of their production and the last three Weekly Parts were issued by Strahan, but with the wrappers still showing Virtue as the Publisher. The book edition was not published until May, 1869 and then was published with the same illustrations as were found in the Parts issue but without the Parts' cover illustration of the principal characters of the novel casually grouped. The book centers around Louis Trevelyan and his bride Emily who, after their marriage is forbidden to receive any visits from her father's old friend Colonel Osborne, a man Trevelyan considers to be a philanderer. As Osborne persists in his attentions to Emily, Trevelyan grows madly jealous and descends into madness, convinced that his wife is not being faithful to him. In consequence of his behavior and deranged mental state, Emily flees the house with the couple's young son, but, after careful planning, Trevelyan kidnaps the child and flees with him to Italy, where he, Trevelyan, grows completely mad. It is from there that Trollope brings the tale to a resolution. A Very Good copy bound from the ORIGINAL PARTS WITH ADVERTISEMENTS, which Original Parts are not at all common to the market. SCARCE.

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        Blick von einer Anhöhe auf Toblach und ins weite Pustertal.

      . Aquarell, rechts unten sign. und dat. "H. Adam 1868", 31 x 40 cm.. Thieme-Becker Bd. I, S. 63. - Der Baumeister Heinrich Adam wurde 1839 in Dierbach (Oberpfalz) geboren. Er lebte und arbeitet hauptsächlich in Wien, wo er 1905 starb. - Vollausgeführter Aquarell von geübter und talentierter Hand mit schöner Tiefenwirkung. - Sehr dekorativ in alter Waschgoldleiste gerahmt.

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        31 unsignierte Original-Aquarellen oder Gouachen (ca. 175 x 250 mm) eines englischen Reisenden, angefertigt während einer Reise durch die Schweiz im Sommer 1868. Auf Karton montiert und in einen Halblederband des 19. Jhs. eingehängt.

      0 - 36x27 cm. HLdr.-Einb. Die recht reizvollen Ansichen des englischen Privatreisenden durch die Schweiz im Sommer 1868 zeigen u.a. neun Ansichten von Luzern und dem Vierwaldstättersee, die Rheinfähre in Basel, Die Jungfrau im Berner Oberland, Visp, Schloss Chillon, Den Gurten in Bern, je drei Blätter illustrieren Lugano und Umgebung sowie Genf (u.a. Blick auf die Rousseau-Insel), Ascona (?), Lausanne sowie Landschaftsaufnahmen. Zwei der Blätter sind mit August 1868 datiert. - (Einbd. berieben, Ecken bestossen, Rücken leicht eingerissen). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      - Publicado Por Maravilla Literaria De Alou Hermanos, Editores, En Buenos Aires, 1868. Obra Revisada Por La Compañia De Jesus Y Aprobada Por El Obispo De Barcelona, Pantaleon Monserrat Y Navarro. Contiene Vida E Historias De Miles De Santos. Son Tres Tomos De Tapas Duras, En Plena Tela Editorial Estampada Y Con Estampaciones En Oro. Con Grabados De Cristo, La Virgen Y De Santos, En Pagina Separata Y Con Papel Protector. Texto A Doble Columna. 681 + 718 + 701 Pp, En Formato 4º Mayor. Buen Estado. 4200G. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Linda Tressel. A Tale. By the Author of "Nina Balatka, the Story of a Maiden of Prague." First Issued in America in Littell's Living Age

      Littell & Gay, n.d. [1868], No Binding, Book Condition: Near Fine, First American editionThe First American edition of this anonymously-published novel --and one of the scarcest of all of Trollope's American first editions. Linda is a girl of Nuremberg living with her religious fanatic of an aunt who tries to marry Linda to an old coot who covets Linda's property; instead, Linda runs away with a young political fanatic who is wanted by the police. In the UK, the tale first appeared serially in Blackwood's Magazine from October, 1867 to June, 1868, and then was published by Blackwood in two volumes. In America, Littell & Gay pirated the tale from the UK serialization, publishing it irregularly in their Tales of the Living Age from October, 1867 to June, 1868, after which they published it in book form (wrappers only) in early June, 1868, priced at 38 cents. Like Nina Balatka, which Blackwood published in the prior year, the UK first edition of Linda Tressell ranks in the scarcest quarter of Trollope UK first editions. This is an extraordinarily difficult, perhaps nearly impossible-to-find on the market, first American edition, considerably scarcer even than the first UK edition and the only US first edition we have seen in 35 years of diligent searching for Trollope's works. Noted Trollope collector Carroll Wilson spent decades trying to find this US edition and finally concluded that it simply did not exist. Walter Smith, in his bibliography of Trollope's American editions, notes that "No copy in its original binding has been found" and that "All copies examined were rebound and were so worn, fragile and loose that an accurate determination about the makeup of the edition was not possible." (Smith was able to locate a copy of Littell & Gay's Nina Balatka in wrappers, so one can view the Smith bibliography's illustration of it to get an idea of what Linda Tressell's wrapper must have looked like.) Smith also notes that one copy of Linda Tressell, found at the New York Public Library, has two pages of ads paginated 5 and 6 -- exactly like this copy. Once bound without the wrappers, this copy is now free of the binding. The three stab-holes, from its original binding in wrappers and noted by Smith, are visible on each page. The title page carries both the Mercantile Library stamp and that library's "SOLD" stamp as well as "Anthony Trollope" written in pencil and the shadow of some numbers once written on that page. The double-columned leaves are in fine condition and, as noted above, the advertisement leaf is present. Given the difficulty that Wilson had in his failed search for a copy, and the fragile state of the copies located by the diligent bibliographer Walter Smith, we believe this to be one of the Rarest of all of Trollope's American first editions and likely in better condition that the other few copies known to exist. A REMARKABLE AND COLLECTION-DISTINGUISHING COPY. RARE INDEED.

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        Beitrage zur plastischen Chirurgie. . . . Offprints.

      Carl Reichenecker, Prag 1868 - Simon, Gustav (1824-76). Mittheilungen aus der chirurgischen Klinik des Rostocker Krankenhauses während der Jahre 1861 - 1865. 2 parts in 1, 8vo. Part 1 is an offprint from Deutschen Klinik (1866-67); Part 2 is an offprint from Prager Vierteljahrschrift f. prakt. Heilkunde (1866-67). xiv, 200; xvii, [1], [3]-320pp. 6 plates, text illustrations. Prague: Carl Reichenecker, 1868. 226 x 153mm. Original cloth stamped in gilt and blind, rebacked preserving original spine, corners worn. Light browning, but very good. Library bookplate and withdrawal stamp, library stamps on title and versos of plates.First Edition. Garrison-Morton 5749: first report of a procedure capable of preserving the cupid's bow in repair of the lip, a critical procedure for the development of cheiloplasty. Simon was one of the foremost German surgeons of the nineteenth century. The above two-part work contains reports on surgical cases handled at the Rostock Hospital (where Simon was professor of surgery) over the five-year period between 1861 and 1865. The first part, titled "Summarische Berichte . . . Chirurgische Mittheilungen mit Beschreibung interessanterer Krankheitsfälle," contains, among other things, Simon's report of the cure, by incision and double puncture, of two large abdominal tumors caused by the parasite Echinococcus. The second part, devoted to plastic surgery, contains reports on plastic operations of the mouth, vagina and rectum, including the lip operation cited above, and an account of plastic operations on the vaginal wall between the rectum and genital canal. Patterson Index, p. 496. Hirsch. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Un Viennois de l'Isere, ou S'gibt nur a Kaiserstadt, s'gibt nur a Wien. Revue Feerie Internationale en trois actes, melee de chant, tableaux et ballet. Representation au Palais Schwarzenberg le 14 mars 1868.

      Vienna, 1868.. Folio (245 x 304 mm). (2), 61 pp. With photographic title page and 33 mounted original albumen prints (all with tissue guards). Contemporary giltstamped calf with locking metal clasp. Moiree endpapers. All edges gilt.. Elaborately produced textbook of this ballet opera as performed at the Schwarzenberg Palais in Vienna in 1868, fully illustrated with original photographs showing the artists in their costumes, all by the famous Adele studio, later named Photographer to the Imperial Court. - Very rare. In good condition. - OCLC 470049432.

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        The Moonstone [Signed]

      Harper & Brothers, 1868, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, First editionA Very Good copy of the first American edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original brown cloth with the spine lettered and decorated in gilt (spine ends worn, board corners and board bottoms rubbed through, some rubbing through to the top edge of each board), SIGNED, PLACED, AND DATED BY WILKIE COLLINS on the front free endpaper as follows "Wilkie Collins / New York / 1873." Wilkie Collins' Masterpiece, his most important novel, and, along with "The Woman in White", his most famous work, the story centers on an English woman, Rachel Verinder, and the diamond that she inherits on her eighteenth birthday.Known as the Tippoo diamond and sacred to the Hindus as the centerpiece in their idol of the god of the Moon, the gem had been stolen by John Herncastle who, while fighting for the British Army in India in 1799, killed the three Brahmins guarding the diamond, stole it, and took it back to his native England. On his death, Herncastle left the diamond to Rachel, stipulating that it be given to her on her eighteenth birthday. Thus, decades after its theft, Rachel receives the diamond and wears it at her birthday celebration. In the morning, the diamond is found to be missing. The man Rachel loves, and who loves Rachel in return, was seen taking the diamond, is accused of having stolen it, and seeks to prove his innocence. The tale was serialized in 32 installments by Charles Dickens in his "All the Year Round" magazine from January 4 to August 8, 1868. Both Tinsley Brothers and Harper published the complete novel in book form in July, 1868, shortly before its serialization was completed. (No priority between the UK first and the US first has been established.) An extraordinarily important work, "The Moonstone" has been declared by many to be the first detective novel ever published. While some argue that the title should go to "The Notting Hill Mystery", published pseudonymously in serial form in 1862 and in book form in 1865, T. S. Eliot declared "The Moonstone" to be "the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe", and described it as being "brilliant without being infallible". Dorothy Sayers called it "probably the very finest detective story ever written" and, in agreement with both Eliot and Sayers, GK Chesterton called it "probably the best detective tale in the world". The book provided the basis for the 1934 critically-acclaimed movie of the same name starring David Manners, Charles Irwin, and Phyllis Barry. Signed copies of the book are absolute hen's teeth. A Very Good copy of one of the most important novels ever published, SIGNED, PLACED, AND DATED BY WILKIE COLLINS AND RARE THUS.

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        A Memoir of Sir Edmund Andros, Knt., Governor of New England, New York and Virginia, &c., &c., with a Portrait.

      Boston: T.R. Marvin & Son 1868 - No jacket. Front hinge starting, corners faded, boards a bit rubbed. 1868 Hard Cover. xlix, [1] pp. 4to. Black leather spine & corners, marbled boards, red top edge, pink endpapers, gilt titles & rules, printed on laid paper. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Sir Edmund Andros. 1868 reissue, reprinted from the 'Andros Tracts' (Howes A271), published by the Prince Society of Boston. Sabin 103755 also references the Andros Tracts, stating that Whitmore was the editor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        31 unsignierte Original-Aquarellen oder Gouachen (ca. 175 x 250 mm) eines englischen Reisenden, angefertigt während einer Reise durch die Schweiz im Sommer 1868. Auf Karton montiert und in einen Halblederband des 19. Jhs. eingehängt.

      . 36x27 cm. HLdr.-Einb.. Die recht reizvollen Ansichen des englischen Privatreisenden durch die Schweiz im Sommer 1868 zeigen u.a. neun Ansichten von Luzern und dem Vierwaldstättersee, die Rheinfähre in Basel, Die Jungfrau im Berner Oberland, Visp, Schloss Chillon, Den Gurten in Bern, je drei Blätter illustrieren Lugano und Umgebung sowie Genf (u.a. Blick auf die Rousseau-Insel), Ascona (?), Lausanne sowie Landschaftsaufnahmen. Zwei der Blätter sind mit August 1868 datiert. - (Einbd. berieben, Ecken bestossen, Rücken leicht eingerissen).

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        "Karte des Russischen Reichs in Europa"

      Berlin, Reimer, 2. Auflage 1868.. Grenzkolorierte lithographische Karte in 24 Segmenten auf Leinen im Format 142 x 124 cm, in Original-Halbleinenmappe, 24,5 x 32 cm,. Ecken bestossen, die Karte gut erhalten und mit Aufhängeschlaufen.

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        Lithograph, colored: "The Great International Caledonian Games / Held at Jones Woods, New-York City, July 1st, 1867/ This picture is respectfully dedicated to the Caledonian Clubs throughout the United States"

      New York: published by Kelly & Whitehill, 1868 - J.L. Giles was a Designer and Lithographer at 111 Nassau Street, NYC (CALEDONIAN GAMES) Printed by Charles Hart. 18 3/4 x 32 inches. . Matted and glazed, in bird's-eye maple frame. Peters, America on Stone, p. 196

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        Trow's New York City Directory

      1868. NEW YORK. Trow's New York City Directory. Compiled by H. Wilson. Volume LXXXII. For The Year Ending May, 1 1869. 1194; [2], 166; [4], 59, [9] pp. Profusely illustrated with ads on different coloured papers with large fold-out map of Manhattan. Thick 8vo., 225 x 145 mm, bound in original chain binding with printed boards, recently rebacked in tan calf stamped in gilt. New York: John F. Trow, [1868]. |~||~||~||~| An unusual copy of this New York City business directory having two metal rings riveted on the front and back covers creating what is in essence a nineteenth-century American chain binding. Most likely the directory was chained to a hotel table for the use of guests visiting the city. Interleaved with the alphabetical list of thousands of businesses via fantastic ads printed on yellow and blue paper. Among the ads is one for "Doty & McFarlan, Manufactures of Fancy Papers" printed in gold on a shiny purple moiré patterned sheet of paper. Bound at the end are The New York City Register and Commercial Register. The pagination is a bit erratic, but the work appears to be complete. Covers a bit rubbed, internally a fine copy.

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        A. Claudet, F.R.S. A Memoir ... For Distribution at the Meeting of the British Association at Norwich 19 August 1868

      London: Basil Montagu Pickering [Printed by Ranken and Company, Drury House.], 1868. First edition, "Reprinted from 'The Scientific Review.". Mounted frontispiece portrait of Claudet "Obtained with his Focus-Equalizer. Printed from the only negative preserved." 32 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Crimson cloth spine and green printed wrappers. Early pencilled marginalia, some minor marginal stains. In crimson cloth slipcase and chemise. Pioneering Commercial Photographer A vital memoir of the photographic pioneer and innovator, Antoine Francois Jean Claudet (1797-1867), frequently called the first commercial photographer. Claudet, after learning about the daguerreotype process from Louis Daguerre (1787-1851) in Paris, moved to London and set up a daguerreotype portrait studio in 1841, directly competing with Richard Beard (c 1801-c 1888). After much rivalry, Claudet became the more successful of the two and was appointed the official photographer to Queen Victoria. Claudet invented the red darkroom light, discovered a way to reduce exposure time for daguerreotypes, and was the first to use painted backgrounds and props in photographs The memoir gives a complete sketch of Claudet's career and achievements, with a final Appendix listing his scientific papers.

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        A. Claudet, F.R.S. A Memoir . For Distribution at the Meeting of the British Association at Norwich 19 August 1868

      London: Basil Montagu Pickering [Printed by Ranken and Company, Drury House.], 1868 - A vital memoir of the photographic pioneer and innovator, Antoine Francois Jean Claudet (1797-1867), frequently called the first commercial photographer. Claudet, after learning about the daguerreotype process from Louis Daguerre (1787-1851) in Paris, moved to London and set up a daguerreotype portrait studio in 1841, directly competing with Richard Beard (c 1801-c 1888). After much rivalry, Claudet became the more successful of the two and was appointed the official photographer to Queen Victoria. Claudet invented the red darkroom light, discovered a way to reduce exposure time for daguerreotypes, and was the first to use painted backgrounds and props in photographs The memoir gives a complete sketch of Claudet's career and achievements, with a final Appendix listing his scientific papers (CLAUDET, ANTOINE) First edition, "Reprinted from 'The Scientific Review.". 8vo. Mounted frontispiece portrait of Claudet "Obtained with his Focus-Equalizer. Printed from the only negative preserved." 32 pp. Crimson cloth spine and green printed wrappers. Early pencilled marginalia, some minor marginal stains. In crimson cloth slipcase and chemise [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Manufacture of Liquors, Wines, and Cordials Without the Aid of Distillation . Also the Manufacture of Effervescing Beverages and Syrups, Vinegar, and Bitters. Prepared and Arranged Expressly for the Trade

      New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1868: Early printing of this scarce distillation text. In Near Fine condition, with light edge wear, light rubbing to cloth and gilt stamping on spine. Crease at gutter of first blank page. A sharp copy.

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