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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.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Inlibris, Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Biblion Antiquariat Leonidas Sakellaridi]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Burnside Rare Books]
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        The Earthly Paradise

      UK: F.S. Ellis. London, F.S. Ellis, 1868-1870. Hardback Third Edition. Four Parts in Three Volumes. 24 Poems, with two for each month of the year. Twelve from sourced from classical literature, the other from medieval literature. Near fine condition with some rubbing to the boards and the odd scratch. Internally near fine with a few areas of foxing here and there, a pencil owner's inscription to front free endpaper. Bookseller's labels to pastedowns. Marbled endpapers and speckled edges. A nice set. 1868-1870 . Near Fine. Hardback. 1st Edition. 1868.

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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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        La Pêche et les Poissons Nouveau Dictionnaire Général des Pêches ; Precédé d'une Préface par Aug Duméril

      Paris: Delgrave & Cie, 1868. First edition. With 48 finely produced chromolithographic plates by A. Mesnel, heightened with gum, and more than 1000 wood engraved illustrations in text. xv, 859 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Publisher's quarter red morocco gilt, and pebbled cloth boards rulled in blind. Some light foxing, not affecting plates. Faint rubbing to extremities. Very good plus. Superb Chromolithographic Plates First edition of this comprehensive work, with excellent plates of fish by Mesnel.

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        A Constitutional View of the Late War between the States : its Causes, Character, Conduct and Results ; Presented in a Series of Colloquies At Liberty Hall / by Alexander H. Stephens - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      Philadelphia, Pa. : National Publishing Company, [1868-70], 1868, Hardback, First EditionFinely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked titles. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. ; 0 pages; Description: 2 v. : ill. , plates ; 24 cm. Subjects: Constitutional history--United States. United States--Politics and government--1861-1865. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes. Secession.

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        Two cartes-de-visite of Francis Copcutt, in mountaineering gear, re-enacting his ascent of Mont Blanc

      Paris: Legé & Bergeron, 1868. Albumen prints on card with photographers' imprint on rear, one captioned on rear in pencil. Image: 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. Near fine. Copcutt published an account of his adventures on Mont Blanc in PUTNAMS, Oct. 1868: "Up and Down Mount Blanc."Striking images of Copcutt with ice ax, gloves, hat, sun goggles, and rope. In one image he poses heroically, gazing at imaginary peaks. In the other, he reclines on a white sheet (simulating snow), in an attempt to convey his struggle towards the summit.

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        The Early Years of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort, compiled, under the direction of Her Majesty the Queen, by Lieut-General the Hon. C. Grey [...]

      London: Smith, Elder & Co [...], 1868. Fifth edition. Signed. 8vo. pp. xxxii, 469, [i]. + frontis and one further plate, of Prince Albert at the ages of four and twenty; occasional scattered spotting. Publisher?'s cloth, gilt, upper joint with 2 inch split. Inscription on front-free endpaper: Presented to the Edmonton Mutual Improvement Society by Victoria R.I. September 16 1869. The inscription is in a neat secretarial copperplate, but the Queen has added her own signature. Book

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        Alpenlandschaft mit Gewässer 1868.

      1868. Aquarell über Bleistift, auf bräunlichem Velin, recht unten signiert und datiert "J. Höger. 2. April 1860. 18,9:15,9 cm. Insgesamt leicht vergilbt und etwas fleckig. Ein fein abgestimmtes Kolorit und eine sorgfältige zeichnerische Sicherheit zeichnen dieses Aquarell aus.. Nachdem der österreichische Landschaftsmaler Höger eine Ausbildung zum Radierer und Lithographen absolvierte hatte, studierte er an der Wiener Akademie bei J. Mössmer (1780-1945) und J. Rebell (1787-1828). Impulse nahm er vor allem von J.C. Erhard (1795-1822) und J.A. Klein /1792-1975) auf. Nach seiner Ausbildung schloß er sich J. Gauermann (1773-1843), dessen Tochter er heiratete, und dessen Söhnen Carl (1804-1829) und Friedrich (1807-1862) an. Mit Carl unternahm er Studienausflüge in die Alpen, mit Friedrich begleitete er 1837 zusammen mit Th. Ender Erzherzog Johann nach Südrussland und in den Orient, und unternahm 1838 eine Reise nach Venedig. 1849-1851 war er Professor an der Elementarschule der Wiener Akademie. Seine Werke besitzen das Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, das Museum Georg Schäfer Schweinfurt, das Lichtensteinmuseum Wien und das Niederösterreichische Landesmuseum St. Pölten. Charakteristisch für Höger war das reine Aquarell, in dem Lichtakzente durch Aussparung der Fläche und nicht durch Deckweißhöhung bewirkt wurden, wie auch das vorliegende Blatt zeigt.

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        The Grammar of Ornament

      Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly 1868 - Fine Moroccan burgundy leather binding. All edges gilt. Beautiful binding, pleasing to the eye and touch. Gilt ruled, with 6 raised bands. Gilt dentelle. Clean, unmarked pages. Chromolithographic plates. 157 pages illustrations, One hundred and twelve plates. 35 cm. A tight copy. Hand sewn. Owen Jones was a London-born architect and designer of Welsh descent. A versatile architect and designer, he was also one of the most influential design theorists of the nineteenth century. He helped pioneer modern color theory, and his theories on flat patterning and ornament still resonate with contemporary designers today. The first 19 chapters presented key examples of ornament from a number of sources which were diverse both historically and geographically - notably examining the Middle East in the chapters on Arabian, Turkish, Moresque (Alhambra) and Persian ornament. The final chapter, titled "Leaves and Flowers from Nature" acknowledged that "in the best periods of art, all ornament was based upon an observation of the principles which regulate the arrangement of form in nature" and that "true art consists of idealising, and not copying, the forms of nature". Christopher Dresser, Owen Jones' most well-known protege, contributed one of the plates in this final chapter, and he was concurrently presenting theories on natural-form ornament in his famous botanical lectures at the Government School of Design in the mid-1850s. In The Grammar of Ornament, Jones gathered together these samples of ornament as the best examples of decoration in an attempt to encourage designers to follow his lead in examining the underlying principles contained within the broad history of ornament and polychromy. The Grammar was hugely influential in design schools in the latter half of the nineteenth century, and is still in print today, maintaining its relevance as a source of inspiration for contemporary designers. Among those who contributed to the volume were J.B.Waring, J.O.Westwood, C.Dresser and M.Digby Wyatt. Included are examples and discussion of the ornament of American Indian tribes, Egyptian ornament, Assyrian and Persian, Greek, Pompeian, Roman, Byzantine, Arabian, Turkish, Persian, Indian, Hindoo, Chinese, Celtic, Mediaeval, Renaissance, Elizabethan, and Italian ornament, Moresque ornament from the Alhambra, and leaves and flowers from nature. "Jones' forte was interior decoration. He insisted strongly on the decorative importance of colour, declaring that "form without colour is like a body without a soul". He had much fertility of invention, and by his example and by the publication of his Grammar of Ornament and other writings exercised a considerable influence on the designs of English wall-paper, carpets, and furniture." (DNB) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. Printed by Charles Hart. 1 vols. 18 3/4 x 32 inches. Matted and glazed, in bird's-eye maple frame. J.L. Giles was a Designer and Lithographer at 111 Nassau Street, NYC.

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        Album of Long Branch: A Series of Photographic Views with Letter-Press Sketches ? Price Ten Dollars

      New York: John F. Trow, 1868. First edition. 74 (of 78) albumen photos mounted recto and verso to 37 leaves with titles and decorative borders. 161 [lacking pp. 145-6], [1] pp. 8vo. Publisher's green blind-stamped cloth, title gilt-stamped to spine and front cover, t.e.g. Light wear to covers, some bubbling to cloth on rear cover, binding shaken with 6 plates and some text leaves loose with damage to fore-edge, pp. 149-150 torn. In a custom green cloth clamshell box. Jersey Shore A rare photographic portrait of the seaside town of Long Branch, New Jersey, published at the height of the town's popularity as a resort for the rich and powerful. Once called the Hollywood of the East for its thriving theater scene, Long Branch was also a favored vacation spot for seven United States Presidents - including Garfield, who was sent here after being shot in the hopes that the fresh air would help his recovery. The photographs - which capture the homes, businesses, and hotels of Long Branch - are, we assume, by the Pach Brothers, whose Long Branch gallery is shown in the final plate. The author, J.H. Schenck, also published a guide book to Long Branch in the same year as this album. Only one other copy (also incomplete) has sold at auction in the last 30 years.

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

      Milwaukee: Silas Chapman, 1868. Folding pocket map, full period hand colouring. 4pp. text tipped to front pastedown. Folds into publisher's glazed orange paper covered boards, publisher's ad on the lower cover. An attractive pocket map of Iowa in fine condition. 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 in 1856, with several subsequent issues. This 1868 issue shows much more development than in the previous, with many new towns and railroads. The text tipped to the inside front cover gives the routes and distances of travel along the state's railroad lines. Phillips, A List of Maps of America p.337 (1856 edition).

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        The 'Ever-Victorious' Army - a history of the Chinese campaign under Lt Colonel C G Gordon CB RE and of the suppression of the Tai-Ping Rebellion

      London: William Blackwood, 1868. xxxii and 395 pages. 6 folding maps. Contemporary half red leather and marbled boards; there is one neat ink stamp of the Murraysburg Library on the titlepage; there are no other library markings. Wilson had been in China during the Tai-Ping Rebellion when Ward commanded the Ever Victorious Army.

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        Costumes Historiques Des XVI, XVII et XVIII Siecles

      Paris: Libraire D'architecture De A Levy 1868. 2 vols, xix, 151, 154, pp., Illustrated with 150 lovely hand coloured plates depicting fashion and dress throughout history. Nice dark red half morocco with marbled boards. TEG. Some slight stripping and scuffing to the leather, internally very good, bright and clean. FRENCH TEXT. . Very Good. Half Morocco. 1868. Large 4to.

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        Bethlehem.

      1868 - Albumen print. Two-part panorama, fair tonal range and in fair condition. Dimensions: 550 by 220mm. (22 by 8.5 inches).

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        The Grammar of Ornament

      Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly, 1868-01-01. second. Hardcover. Very Good. Fine Moroccan burgundy leather binding. All edges gilt. Beautiful binding, pleasing to the eye and touch. Gilt ruled, with 6 raised bands. Gilt dentelle. Clean, unmarked pages. Chromolithographic plates. 157 pages illustrations, One hundred and twelve plates. 35 cm. A tight copy. Hand sewn. Owen Jones was a London-born architect and designer of Welsh descent. A versatile architect and designer, he was also one of the most influential design theorists of the nineteenth century. He helped pioneer modern color theory, and his theories on flat patterning and ornament still resonate with contemporary designers today. The first 19 chapters presented key examples of ornament from a number of sources which were diverse both historically and geographically - notably examining the Middle East in the chapters on Arabian, Turkish, Moresque (Alhambra) and Persian ornament. The final chapter, titled "Leaves and Flowers from Nature" acknowledged that "in the best periods of art, all ornament was based upon an observation of the principles which regulate the arrangement of form in nature" and that "true art consists of idealising, and not copying, the forms of nature". Christopher Dresser, Owen Jones' most well-known protege, contributed one of the plates in this final chapter, and he was concurrently presenting theories on natural-form ornament in his famous botanical lectures at the Government School of Design in the mid-1850s. In The Grammar of Ornament, Jones gathered together these samples of ornament as the best examples of decoration in an attempt to encourage designers to follow his lead in examining the underlying principles contained within the broad history of ornament and polychromy. The Grammar was hugely influential in design schools in the latter half of the nineteenth century, and is still in print today, maintaining its relevance as a source of inspiration for contemporary designers. Among those who contributed to the volume were J.B.Waring, J.O.Westwood, C.Dresser and M.Digby Wyatt. Included are examples and discussion of the ornament of American Indian tribes, Egyptian ornament, Assyrian and Persian, Greek, Pompeian, Roman, Byzantine, Arabian, Turkish, Persian, Indian, Hindoo, Chinese, Celtic, Mediaeval, Renaissance, Elizabethan, and Italian ornament, Moresque ornament from the Alhambra, and leaves and flowers from nature. "Jones' forte was interior decoration. He insisted strongly on the decorative importance of colour, declaring that "form without colour is like a body without a soul". He had much fertility of invention, and by his example and by the publication of his Grammar of Ornament and other writings exercised a considerable influence on the designs of English wall-paper, carpets, and furniture." (DNB)

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        THE STORY OF A REGIMENT: A History of the Campaigns and Associations in the Field of The Sixth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

      Cincinnati: The Author 1868 1st ed. 622p. - Bound in original brown leather and pebbled boards. Slight traces of rubbing along edges else clean and tight. A few minor spots on title page; some pages slightly browned. A hardcover book in very good condition. First edition of this regimental history of the 6th Ohio. The regiment was a four year unit and saw combat throughout the Western theatre. Privately printed by the author and today rare - particularly in the leatherbound state. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Plan of the City of Lincoln

      John Dower, London 1868 - To Sir Edward Frenh Bromhead Bart. Frs. of L&E. This plate of the City of Lincoln is most respectfully dedicated by his most obliged and faithful servant James Sandby Padley, Surveyor 1842. 4 sheets each 595 x 520 by John Dower in London on a scale of approx. 110 yard to 1 inch. This the second edition. Dissected and laid on linen folding octavo. Contemporary blue rain book-style slipcase minor browning, otherwise an excellent example full colour wash of the period overall 1190 x 1040 mm. A very good example. New Lower Price. Was £ 950 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ein Jahr auf den Sandwich-Inseln. (Hawaiische Inseln.) ... Memoiren. - Band I. [all published].Vienna, for the author (colophon: printed by W. Jacobi), 1869. 8vo. With wood-engraved frontispiece, 7 illustration plates (showing 14 numbered wood-engravings with letterpress captions), 3 woodcuts in the text, and a tinted lithographic folding map. Original publisher's yellow printed-paper wrappers with wood-engraved vignette.

      Forbes 2820. First and only edition of a report about a visit to the Hawaiian Islands in 1868 by the German physician Joseph Bechtinger.''Dr. Bechtinger arrived at Hawaii from San Francisco in the fall of 1868. In October 1868 he was on the island of Hawaii, where he visited the volcano. At a later date he made an excursion to Haleakala on Maui. Much of the text concerns medical matters, particularly the doctor's interest in lepers on Molokai. A woodcut vignette on page 45 is a fine view of Kaneohe from the Nuuanu Pali. The frontispiece (which may also include the author's himself) and three of the images on the plates depict Hawaiians afflicted with leprosy. A portrait of Kamehameha V is on the plate inserted at page 144'' (Forbes).The views of Honolulu include one of the beach where Cook was murdered.With the edges somewhat tattered, not approaching the text, but otherwise in good condition. Wrappers soiled and damaged, and spine repaired with tape.

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        Bericht des Commissionär des General-Land-Amtes,

      Washington: Druck der Regierungs-Buchdruckerei, , 1868-9. der Vereinigten Staaten von America, für das Jahr 1867. [together with;] Rapport du Commissaire du Bureau Général des Terres Publiques … [&] Rapport från General Land-Kontoret … Octavo (225 × 141 mm). Original green pebble-grained morocco, spine with gilt title and panels, Land Office crest to gilt to the upper board within elaborate panels, together with the supralibros of "His Excellency Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States," all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Tables to the text. A little rubbed, mostly at the extremities, text-block variably browned First editions. Foreign language issues of the yearly report of the General Land Office, presumably for the encouragement/information of emigrants. This copy designated for presentation to Ulysses S. Grant, as president.

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        A Map of Cottage Sites at Cape Island, N. J. owned by T. J. Yorke, J. G. Stevens & W. J. Sewell/(inset) Sea Breeze Hotel (Excursion House) (New Jersey)

      M. H. Traubel, Philadelphia 1868 - Lithograph. R. B. Swain, Surveyor. Nov. 10th 1868. M. H. Traubel, lith. 409 Chestnut Str. Philada. Sheet size: 20 1/2 x 28 1/4". Inventory#: p1101pmat.

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        BODEN-CREDIT-ANSTALT Rechnungs-Abschluß der österr. Schlesischen Boden-Credit-Anstalt / 1886 / 1887 / GENERALVERSAMMLUNG der ALLGEMEINEN ÖSTERREICHISCHEN BODEN-CREDIT-ANSTALT IN WIEN GESCHÄFTSJAHRE. 1868 / 1869 / 1872 / 1873 / 1875 / 1876 / 1877 / 1878 / 1879 / 1880 / 1881 / 1883 / 1884 / 1885 / 1887 / 1888 / 1889/ 1890 / 1891 / 1892 / 1893 / 1894 / 1895 / 1896 / 1897 / 1898 / 1899 / 1900 / 1901 / 1902 / 1903 / 1904 / 1905 / 1906 / 1907 / 1908 / 1909/ 1910 / 1911 / 1912 / 1913 / 1914 / 1915/ 1916 / 1917 / 1920 und Ausserorderntliche GENERALVERSAMMLUNG der ALLGEMEINEN ÖSTERREICHISCHEN BODEN-CREDIT-ANSTALT IN WIEN Feber 1906

      1868-1920, Wien 1868 - 49 original Broschuren, 4°, ; Zustand: gut Bodencreditanstalt, Allgemeine Österreichische, als "Allgemeine k. k. priv. Boden-Credit Anstalt" 1863 gegründete Bank, verwaltete das Vermögen von Mitgliedern des Kaiserhauses und des Hochadels, Eigentümerin eines großen Industriekonzerns. Ihr Zusammenbruch im November 1929 löste eine schwere Wirtschaftskrise aus (Creditanstalt-Bankverein AG). Das Bankgebäude (Wien, Teinfaltstraße 8-8a) wurde 1884-87 durch E. von Förster errichtet, es war 1938 Kaserne des Wiener Schutzkorps, dann NS-Kaserne, wurde nach 1945 von der NEWAG (EVN), ab 1962 von der Niederösterreichischen Landesregierung und dann vom Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Verkehr verwendet. vgl. ÖL de 9000 Buch

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        THE SKETCH BOOK

      1868. IRVING, Washington. [As Geoffrey Crayon]. SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT..Illustrated With One Hundred And Twenty Engravings On Wood, From Original Designs. NY: G.P. Putnam & Sons, 1868. Small quarto: black full-morocco leather, extensively stamped in gilt around the borders of the front & rear covers and on the spine; all edges gilt; gilt-tooled inner dentelles; marbled endpapers; 504 pages. Artist's Edition (so noted on the title page). A handsome and sumptuous volume and also a gift from the publisher. Signed presentation from George Palmer Putnam, the publisher, on a front blank page: "Madame Bossange, With G. P. Putnam's best regards. N. York, Apl. 14, 1869. Specimen of our printing & engraving." Madame Bossange may have been the wife of Paris-based publisher Gustave Bossange. Putnam published many books by classic American authors, including those of his friend Washington Irving. He was one of the leading publishers of art books in his day- of which this is an excellent example. A very lovely book, which is obviously why he presented it to Madame Bossange. A nice association copy from a publisher proudly promoting his publications. Near fine condition. Truly a beautiful book! $1,500.00.

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        L'Aéronaute. Bulletin mensuel illustré de la navigation aérienne: Tête de collection : du N°1 d'Avril 1868 au N°12 de la 8ème année, soient 117 fascicules

      Head rare collection of original edition of this revue.Reliures half marine grief, back with five nerves set with golden threads and double blind fillets, small traces of some minor friction back, marbled paper dishes, some small traces scratches on portions guards and contreplats of handmade paper, first dishes of each issue and kept most of the second flat, binders of époque.Nombreuses illustrations.Quelques small foxing without gravité.Première aerospace publication, after a first failed attempt in 1864 by Aeronaut Nadar: "The child that I have not been able to grow is now up to you, sir, and it is I who thank you for adoption." Contibutions Nadar, Hureau de Villeneuve, the Duke of Argyll, Charles Delcourt, joseph Pliny the Landelle Gustave, Charles De Louvrié, Croce-Spinelli, Albert Bertaux, Arwed Salives, EJ Marey, the Boisrouvray Maurice Alexander Pillet, Yves Guillot Felix Caron, James and Charles Chavoutier. W. Fonvielle, Tridon Louis, Alphonse Pénaud, J. Janssen, Mondot de la Gorce, Pierre Thomas, Paul Bert, Dupuy de Lome, aurel saco, Marcel devic, Renoir, Dr Petard, Gaston Tissandier ... Became a badge rarity, this review constittue an important testimony of the aviation adventure and concurrency between the lightest and heaviest that air.Ensemble a badge rareté.Nous offer for sale or the complete set which concerning the first eight years (2500 euros), or year by year (April 1868 - December 1869: EUR 750; January 1870 - December 1871: EUR 700; January 1872 - December 1873: EUR 700; January 1874 - December 1875: 700 euros ). Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute Paris Avril 1868 - Décembre 1875 15,5x23,5cm 117 fascicules reliés en 4 volumes

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        Madeleine Férat

      Original issue which has not been derived great papers. Bound in half green morocco with corners, back with five nerves, when tail, covers and spine preserved, antique binding. Back past deficiencies restored on the flat and back covers. Nice copy free of foxing. A. Lacroix Paris 1868 12,5x19cm relié

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        Three weeks after her husband?s assassination, Ethel Kennedy writes to Nicholas Katzenbach, thanking him, in detail, <i>?for the extraordinary things you did to help with Bobby?s funeral ? I loved knowing you were with Bobby at St. Patrick?s and on the train ?? </i>? with 15 word handwritten postscript

      Black-bordered Typed Letter Signed ?Ethel? with 15 word handwritten postscript, 1 page, 5.75? x 7.75?. [McLean, Virginia], June 28, 1868. To Nicholas deB Katzenbach, Under Secretary of State, Washington, D.C. Fine condition. With original black-bordered envelope torn open at top. ?Dear Nick? in Mrs. Kennedy?s hand. In full, ?All the Kennedys are deeply grateful for the extraordinary things you did to help with Bobby?s funeral. It made such a difference, while we were submerged with details in New York, to know that you were planning the procession in Washington and taking charge of the police, the honor guards and all the arrangements at Arlington. We were so touched by the pause at the Lincoln Memorial, by the choice of music, by the unexpected appearance of candles at Arlington, miraculous if one did not know that you were in charge, which gave the day one of the most moving moments. Dear Nick, yours was truly a labor of love and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.? Mrs. Kennedy added a handwritten postscript: ?I loved knowing you were with Bobby at St. Patrick?s and on the train. Affectionately, Ethel? On the morning of June 8, 1968, after the funeral mass at St. Patrick?s Cathedral, a motorcade left for Penn Station. A black-draped train left New York City for Washington?s Union Station for a procession to Arlington National Cemetery. When Robert F. Kennedy resigned as Attorney General to run for the U.S. Senate in 1964, he was succeeded by the Deputy Attorney General, Nicholas Katzenbach (1922-2012). In 1966, Katzenbach became LBJ?s Undersecretary of State, serving until the end of Johnson?s presidency in 1969. His ?Washington Post? obituary described Katzenbach as ?an unflappable lawyer who served as the Kennedy brothers? emissary to the South during the violent confrontations over racial segregation in the early 1960s and who later was an architect of landmark civil rights laws and Vietnam War policy under President Lyndon Johnson.? Accompanied by Robert F. Kennedy?s 3.5? x 4.75? black-bordered mass card.

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        TOUCHES OF NATURE BY EMINENT ARTISTS AND AUTHORS

      London: Cassell Petter & Galpin, n.d. [1868].  Unstated second issue, 31.5 x 24.5cm [folio], in publisher's purple sand-grain cloth w/gilt & embossed decorations & title to covers & spine, bevelled edges, a.e.g., terracotta ep.s w/binder's ticket (Virtue & Co., Ball 96A1) to rear pastedown, 98 [gilt-bordered plates] + 98 [text] pp. paginated to rectos only, w/98 full-page wood engravings after J.W. North, J.E. Millais, Frederick Sandys, W. Holman Hunt, Fred Walker, G.J. Pinwell, John Tenniel, A.B. Houghton, F.J. Shields, etc.  Binding Good (recased w/hinges mended, & extremities moderately bumped & rubbed); contents Good (fore-edges of some leaves sl. creased w/a few short closed tears, & moderate occas. foxing).

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        The Babees Book,

      London - N. Trubner and Co., 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of old texts on manners and etiquette of the ages, collected by Frederick J. Furnivall. Including some French and Latin poems on similar subjects, and some forewords on education in early England. Frederick James Furnivall (4 February 1825 2 July 1910), one of the co-creators of the Oxford English Dictionary, was an English philologist. He founded a number of learned societies on early English Literature, and made pioneering and massive editorial contributions to the subject. Illustrated with sixteen plates to the rear. Condition: In a half-calf binding. Externally, sound, though with some rubbing and slight wear to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Front hinge is slightly strained. Pages are bright, though with some scattered spotting throughout. Bookplate to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD.

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        Fragments d'architectureEgypte, Gr?ce, Rome, Moyen Age, Renaissance, Age Moderne, etc. Avec notices Descriptives

      Paris - A. Morel, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A highly detailed collectionof architectural designs and fragments from Egypt, Greece, Rome, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Paris and the Modern Age. Written in French. Being a collection of unbound plates with descriptive notes. Being twenty-two plates of the original sixty. To the scale of one metre to an inch. From the designer of many other architectural plates such as Journal-Manuel de Peintures appliques la Dcoration des Monuments, Appartements, Magasins, etc. With the rear board to the original portfolio with publisher's advertisements. Condition: Unbound with the rear board to the original portfolio. Rear portfolio board is worn with marks. Plates are bright, although with some chipping to the text block edge. With the odd handling mark and light background foxing. Lacking title page. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv vershütteten Städte Campaniens beschrieben von Wolfgang Helbig.

      Nebst einer Abhandlung über die antiken Wandmalereien in technischer Beziehung von Otto Donner. Mit 3 eingefügten Tafeln und einem Atlas von 23 Tafeln. Leipzig, Breitkopf und Härtel, 1868. 8vo + Atlas in folio. XVIII,+ CXXVII,+ (5),+ 500 pp.+ 3 lith. plates, of which two are double page; (2) pp.+ 23 lith. plates, of which two are double page. The text volume in dark brown half calf from late 19th-century, blindstamped spine with raised bands and marbled boards, and the Atlas in publ. printed paper boards with cloth spine. Two volumes. Fine copy. From the library of De Geer at Leufsta. Garcia 6677. Furchheim p. 45. First edition of this, according to Garcia, fundamental work on the cataloging of wall paintings in Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabia. The catalogue covers all at the time known paintings. Wolfgang Helbig (1839-1915) from Dresden was a classical archaeologist, who lived and worked mainly in Rome as a private scholar, however member of the German Archaeological Institute since 1862. He is remembered mainly for his extensive scientific studies concerning the wall paintings of Pompeii, on which his main works are this book and "Untersuchungen über die Campanische Wandmalerei". He wrote a very popular handbook for the ancient art in Rome, "Führer durch die öffentlichen Sammlungen klassischer Altertümer in Rom". He also acted as an art dealer, and bought numerous works of art for the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen

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        Panorama vom Pizzo Centrale od. Tritthorn Sanct Gotthard. (Blauberg der Dufourkarte) 3002 Meter über Meer. Im Sommer 1868 aufgenommen u. auf Stein gezeichnet von Albert Heim. Umschlagtitel: Panorama vom Pizzo Centrale St. Gotthard.

      Zürich, C. Knüsli, 1868.. Farbige Lithographie. Mehrfach gefaltetes Panorama. Beigebundener Text; "Der St. Gotthard" (7 S.) Panoramagröße: 16 x 255 cm - gefaltet: 18 x 12 cm. Orig.Halbleinenumschlag. Ill. Umschlagtitelblatt: Hotel du Mont Prosa auf dem St.Gotthard von Felix Lombardi - Auf Rückendeckel Abb. eines Sennenhundes, 1/20 der natürlichen Größe.(farb. Lithographien).. Exlibris. Umschlag leicht stockfleckig. Panorama sauber und sehr gut erhalten.

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