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        The Spanish Gypsy, a Poem

      Edinburgh, W. Blackwood 1868 - Description: 358 p. 23 cm. 8 pages of publisher's ads to the rear. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy; of presentation quality - scans etc. On request. 1 Kg. 358 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Die insel Capri mit bildern und skizzen von K. Lindemann-Frommel.

      Leipzig, Dürr 1868 - In 4to; pp. 6n.nn., 53, 3n.nn. Otto tavole fuori testo e dieci illustrazioni nel testo. Fioriture al margine interno di qualche pagina. Testo inquadrato. Mezza tela con angoli, titolo in nero al piatto anteriore, dorso rinnovato. Sontuosa pubblicazione d'importanza storica per il testo e soprattutto per le tavole incise con molta arte e finezza, che riproducono luoghi, personaggi, vedute, case e tutto quanto ha importanza artistica a Capri. Doria, pag. 425; Furcheim, pag. 11. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        ALS Edward John Eyre, Australian explorer.

      1868 - Autograph letter signed by Edward John Eyre, the renowned Australian explorer of southern Australia & New South Wales, and the first European to explore the coastline of the Great Australian Bight. Drawing upon his experiences overlanding sheep in the 1830's, Eyre (1815 - 1901) applied for the job of laying out an overland route to the west. In June 1840 the expedition started out but failed. Sending back all but Baxter & Wylie, Eyre set out from Fowlers Bay to cross the Great Australian Bight. After much hardship & losing Baxter, Eyre & Wylie ran into and were saved by a French whaler which gave them supplies to continue. This letter was written in the period following Eyre's governor ship of the colony of Jamaica, during which time he had brutally suppressed the Morant Bay Rebellion, using government troops to kill innocent men, women & children. Eyre returned to England (August 1866) where those who called him a murderer founded a committee calling for him to be put on trial; he was charged with murder twice, but the cases were never pursued. The letter was written from 15 Charlotte Street, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, and dated 18th July 1868. Eyre comments on his journey from London to Edinburgh and thanks the recipient for "having my name put down for the Speaker's gallery for Thursday last". It is signed "Yours faithfully, E. Eyre". One can only imagine his journey was considerably easier than the trip from Adelaide to Perth!Folded letter on cream colored note paper with oval embossed stamp at the top, bearing the motto "Si Je Puis". Note measures 3 3/4 x 6 1/8". With one horizontal fold, traces of blue paper adhering to verso, where letter was removed from an album. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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      Washington: McGill & Witherow, 1868.. 47pp. Late 19th-century three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Original front wrapper bound in, with presentation inscription. Extremities worn, old unobtrusive blindstamp on titlepage. Internally clean and nice. Very good. John R. Bartlett's copy, with his signature on the front wrapper, and a presentation inscription from the author: "...with the compliments of C.P. Clever." Clever was a delegate to Congress from New Mexico. In this interesting pamphlet he devotes much space to a description of the mineral resources of New Mexico, finally outlining the importance of building a western railroad from Memphis, through New Mexico, terminating in San Diego, California. A nice association copy, once owned by John R. Bartlett, author of PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF EXPLORATIONS IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO, CALIFORNIA... (1854). HOWES C488. STREETER SALE 466. SABIN 13683.

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        SECTIONAL MAPS SHOWING The LOCATION Of ONE MILLION ACRES CHOICE AGRICULTURAL And MINERAL LANDS On the Line of the South Pacific Railroad in the State of Missouri. With Statistics of the Counties and Towns, and Description of the Lands, Price per Acre, Etc

      St. Louis:: Land Department South Pacific Railroad Company,. 1868.. 8vo. 9-1/4" x 6-1/8". 1st printing (Sabin 88154). 40 pp. Printed by R. P. Studley, St. Louis.. Original publisher's printed wrappers, with wood engraved vignette to front wrapper.. Modest wear & age-toning to wrappers. Faint vertical fold-line to. center of booklet. A VG+ copy of an item scarce in the trade.. OCLC records 7 institutional holdings. . Fold-out map as frontis, depicting the South Pacific lands in Missouri, along their SE railway line from St Louis to Granby. 14 full-page sectional maps, depicting various tracts/plots of land along the railway.

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        High Water in the Mississippi

      Currier & Ives, New York 1868 - A poignant image, demonstrating the triumph of the human spirit. In the foreground, uprooted trees bob in the current, using a roof as a raft two men pole themselves and nine others to safety, one of their companions holds tight to reins of a mule swimming beside the roof, whilst two others rescue furniture and a barrel. In the mid-ground: a large white-painted house with second-floor balconies front and back, and a smaller cook-house off to the right side. Two men in a row boat approach the back of the house, a lady stands on the balcony speaking to the men; on the widow's walk on the roof a man and a woman stand: the man waves a handkerchief to the twin-stack riverboat. The riverboat, "Stonewall Jackson" is travelling at speed: the near-side paddle creates a substantial wake, the flags fly in the stiff breeze and the smoke from the stacks steams backwards: passengers line the rails attracted by the human drama they are passing. The overall impression is of a crisis that is being survived and dealt with by man's ingenuity, whilst life continues. Conningham 2819; Gale 3057. Hand-coloured lithograph by James Merrit Ives after Fanny Palmer.

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      H. Pélagaud Fils et Roblot, Lyon, Paris 1868 - RO40236586: 12 tomes d'env. 500-600 pages chacun. Auteur, titre, tomaison, fleurons, et filets dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Quelques dos légèrement insolés. Nouvelle édition. Dans lesquels sont expliquées les principales vérités chrétiennes que l'on enseigne aux missions, tirées de l'Ecriture Sainte, des Conciles et des Saints Pères. Par le Père Le Jeune, dit le Père Aveugle, Prêtre de l'Oratoire de Jésus. In-12 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 252-Sermons [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gravures sur bois tirées des livres français du XVe siècle. Grand Danse macabre des hommes et des femmes.

      Paris, Adolphe Labitte, 1868 - 4°, 18 S., 76 Bl., 334 Abb., HLwd.-Mappe mit losen Bl., Mappe bestossen, min. eingerissen, Schliessbänder abgerissen. Blätter tadell. Bemerkenswert der zweigeteilte Totentanz, ein Teil ausschliesslich für Männer und einer für Frauen (Edition publiée par Guy Marchant, à Paris 1486) Insgesamt 80 Abb. zum Thema Totentanz. Die restlichen Abb. beziehen sich auf verschiedene frühe Drucke aus Frankreich. Folgende Kapitel: Sujets religieux. Demons. Etre imaginaires. Moeurs et costumes. Imprimerie. Dance macabre. Lettre ornées. Ecussons. Chiffres. Marques inédites. 1600 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Moonstone [Signed]

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1868. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A 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.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
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        Dudley, illustrated by photographs.

      Laxton Dudley 1868 - First edition. 8vo., x, [1], 48, [1]pp., page of ads at end, 21 original photographs mounted as issued with printed captions including frontispiece and on title-page, image size 15 x 10cm. or smaller, images generally in good condition, mounts generally slightly browned and with occasional light foxing, large 1869 presentation inscription to verso of dedication leaf, original green cloth gilt, a little shaken and worn, spine repaired, all edges gilt. Gernsheim, Incunabula, 422. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Ornithology] Birds of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire: a Contribution to the Natural History of the Two Counties, The

      Ingalton and Drake / Simpson, Marshall, Eton / London 1868 - 8vo: xiv,[2],232pp, with four hand-colored albumen prints, mounted on cards, of stuffed birds. ("It was impossible at the time to photograph live birds due to the absence of the telephoto lens and extremely sensitive plates that would permit short exposures." Goldschmidt & Naef) Publisher's forest-green pebble-grained cloth, spine and upper cover with bird vignettes in gilt, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, chocolate coated end papers. A Fine, tight, square copy, clean, crisp text, the photographs vibrant, with deep, rich colors. Provenance: Book plate of Henry Neville Gladstone (third son of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone). Binder's ticket of James Burn & Co., Kirby St., to rear paste down. Gernsheim 436. Goldschmidt & Naef, The Truthful Lens, 96. The author was only age 16 when he published this "contribution to the natural history of two counties," apparently the first field guide to birds to use photographs for illustrations. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        History of the First Kentucky Brigade

      Cincinnati: Caxton Publishing House, 1868. Civil War; Confederate States of America; 931 pages, 25 cm.; in the frontispiece and six other pages are portraits, with original tissue guards and some foxing, of 28 officers; contemporary black, blind stamped leather binding, skillfully rebacked by Corey; original marbled paper end papers and leaves; renewed blank pages; manuscript family inscriptions on front blank leaves. This brigade also known as "The Orphan Brigade." Broadfoot.. Hardcover.

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      Librairie Catholique Martin-Beaupré Frères, Paris 1868 - RO40236543: 11 tomes d'env. 700 pages chacun. Tome XII manquant. Gravure à l'eau-forte en noir et blanc en frontispice du tome I (portrait). Texte sur 2 colonnes. Titres, tomaisons, fleurons et filets dorés sur les dos. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Dos décolorés (insolés), avec quelques légères épidermures. (Rare) Précédé de son Histoire par le Card. de BAUSSET et de divers Eloges. Edition renfermant tous les ouvrages édités jusqu'à ce jour, Collationnée sur les textes les plus corrects par une Société d'Ecclésiastiques. Tome I: Histoire et Eloges de Bossuet, Ecrite Sainte. Tome II: Ecriture Sainte. Tome III, IV, V, VI: Controverse. Tome VII: Oeuvres Oratoires. Tome VIII: Oeuvres Oratoires, Piété. Tome IX: Education du Dauphin. Tome X: Education, Oeuvres Pastorales. Tome XI: Correspondance, Opuscules Théologiques. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos à nerfs. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 840.04-XVII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Oeuvres Completes de Bossuet. COMPLET EN 12 TOMES

      LIBRAIRIE CATHOLIQUE MARTIN-BEAUPRE FRERES 1868 - RO80133881: Environ 700 à 800 pages par volume. Portrait gravé en frontispice noir et blanc, avec serpente. Titre, tomaison, filets et roulettes dorés sur demi-basane vert / bleu. Plats marbrés. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Quelques épidermures sur le cuir. par le Cardinal de BAUSSET et de divers éloges. Edition renfermant tous les ouvrages édités jusqu'à ce jour, collationnée sur les textes les plus corrects par une Société d'Ecclésiastiques. TOME 1er : Histoire et Eloges de Bossuet, Ecriture Sainte. TOME 2 : Ecriture Sainte. TOMES 3 à 6 : Controverse. TOME 7 : Oeuvres Oratoires. TOME 8 : Oeuvres Oratoires, Piété. TOME 9 : Education. TOME 10 : Education, Oeuvres Pastorales. TOME 11 : Correspondance, Opuscules Théologiques. TOME 12 : Gallicanisme. In-4 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840.04-XVII ème siècle [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The history of the Jamaica case, - founded upon official or authentic documents, and containing an account of the debates in Parliament, and the criminal prosecutions, arising out of the case.

      Chapman & Hall, London, 1868 - 4 + clxiv + 679pp. 1st ed. fine in original cloth. Inscribed on prelim, 'Presented by the wish of the late Edward John Eyre formerly Governor of Jamaica Dec 6th 1901.' A very scarce book on Jamaican legal history and the Morant Bay rebellion. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Chaplet of Pearls;

      London - Macmillan and Co, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A novel by the prolific writer, Charlotte Mary Younge. First edition. Complete in two volumes. Charlotte Mary Yonge (11 August 1823 24 May 1901), was an English novelist, known for her huge output, now mostly out of print. She began writing in 1848, and published during her long life about 160 works, chiefly novels. Condition: In original cloth covered bindings. Externally, generally sound with slight wear to extremities and splitting to one rear joint. Three slightly strained, one hinge starting. Internally, bindings loosening slightly in places. Bright with occasional light spotting. Overall: GOOD.

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        Album de cartes de visites fin XIXe siècle : Cartes du Nonce Apostolique M. Lapoèze, des évêques de Nantes, d'Orléans et de Poitiers, d'Ange du Beaudiez, Ate de Couessin, Ernest de Nerveaux, Comte de Falaiseau, Desmiers de Chenon, Baron de Troussures, P. Fretier de la Messelière, Arthur de Veaux, tous zouaves pontificaux, de M. et Mme de France, de E. de Maistre et de F. de France, Capitaines d'Etat Major au service du Saint Siège, de P. d'Anselme de Puisaye, De François de Maistre, de Frank Russell de Killough, officier au service du Saint Siège, de la duchesse de Fitz-James, de la duchesse Salviati, du baron de Charette (et de Ferdinand, L. et de la baronne de Charette), du Prince d'Ascoli, de la duchesse de Laval Montmorency, de la vicom

      1868 - Album in-folio relié demi-chagrin à coins rouge recueillant environ 200 cartes de visites contrecollées sur feuillets épais bleus (vers 1870): on retrouve notamment les noms suivants : Cartes du Nonce Apostolique M. Lapoèze, des évêques de Nantes, d'Orléans et de Poitiers, d'Ange du Beaudiez, Ate de Couessin, Ernest de Nerveaux, Comte de Falaiseau, Desmiers de Chenon, Baron de Troussures, P. Fretier de la Messelière, Arthur de Veaux, tous zouaves pontificaux, de M. et Mme de France, de E. de Maistre et de F. de France, Capitaine d'Etat Major au service du Saint Siège, de P. d'Anselme de Puisaye, De François de Maistre, de Frank Russell de Killough, officier au service du Saint Siège, de la duchesse de Fitz-James, de la duchesse Salviati, du baron de Charette (et de Ferdinand, L. et de la baronne de Charette), du Prince d'Ascoli, de la duchesse de Laval Montmorency, de la vicomtesse de Curzay née Carayon Latour, du Comte de La Rochejaquelein, du duc de Blacas, du comte François des Cars, du duc et de la duchesse de Vallombrosa, du comte Albert de Resseguier, du prince et de la princesse de Podenas, du comte et de la comtesse de Caraman, de la Comtesse Tascher de Lapagerie, du Vicomte de Marolles, du baronnet Hyde de Neuville, de la marquise de Dreux-Brézé, d'Emmanuel de Sabran-Pontevès, de la duchesse de Chevreuse, de Mme de La Moricière, du Comte Henry de la Ferronnays, du Prince de Viano, du Général Comte de Gramont, de la comtesse de Modène, de Charles de Mac Mahon, du Général de division Vicomte de Bernis etc. etc. Intéressant témoignage sur la noblesse catholique française soutenant l'action des zouaves pontificaux de 1867 à 1870 (qq. frott. et mouill. sur reliure). Langue: Français [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Mission scientifique au Mexique et dans l'Amérique Centrale. Géologie. Voyage géologique dans les républiques de Guatémala et de Salvador.

      Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1868. - IX, 535 pp, 18 planches hors texte dont une carte en couleurs.Rare.Très bel ouvrage. 1 fort volume in-folio. Broché, à l'état de neuf, non coupé. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Manuscript Notebook kept by Albert Cushing Crehore in 1899 relating to his work with George Owen Squier on Synchronous AC Telegraphic Systems

      - Small quarto, approximately 180 pages, entries in both pencil and ink, plus numerous laid in materials, including diagrams, etc., bound in contemporary oil cloth covered flexible boards, paper label mounted on front cover reads: ¿A.C. Crehore & G. O. Squier Cable E.¿ Some rubbing to covers, in very good, clean condition. Significant scientific notebook kept by Cornell and Dartmouth physicist Albert Cushing Crehore1 (1868-1958) while working on synchronous AC telegraphic systems with George Owen Squier2 (1865-1934). Squier was a soldier and electrical engineer, who while stationed in Fort Monroe, Virginia in 1894 set up an electrical engineering laboratory for the Artillery Corps. In collaboration with Albert Crehore, a Dartmouth physicist he had met in graduate school, Squier invented electrical instruments for range finding and studying high-speed projectiles. Crehore and Squier invented and patented in 1897 the Polarizing Photo-Chronograph to measure short intervals of time. He also experimented with submarine telegraphy. He and Crehore took out several telegraphy patents (Squier eventually held sixty-five patents) and in 1899 cofounded the Crehore-Squier Intelligence Transmission Company to exploit these ideas commercially. The research eventually came to the attention of Chief Signal Officer Adolphus Greely, who assigned Squier to the Signal Corps during the Spanish-American War and later to cable laying duty in the Philippines. Eventually a network of thirty submarine telegraph cables were laid out and put in operation from 1900 to 1903. The research Crehore and Squier enaged in were invaluable to the development of an understanding of the military advantages of electrical communications. The pair¿s research took them to England, which is noted on the first page: ¿Aug 3, 1899¿ bid Squier adieu. Squier took 12m train for Liverpool to catch the Germanic for New York which sailed Wednesday.Mr. Warner came to station to meet us. Mr. Wise was to send man with papers for Squier to sign¿¿ The following pages contain notes and diagrams detailing experiments and proposals in his work which was to contribute greatly to the development of the teletype and related instruments. One of the early diagrams is of ¿Transmitters in series,¿ with notes: ¿Send alphabet and see if the various letters are all right, and whether the signals can be received at all or not with present windings¿¿ A later note reads: ¿Have prepared sine wave machine to send from Waterville. Causo asked to adjust relay, and has done so. Asked to measure voltage from cable to earth, and speed to 160.¿ In an entry dated Waterville, August 20, 1899: ¿Have experimented today. Began by trying to receive through transformer. Joined ¿ line through primary to earth without condenser and using 1000 to 1000 ratio received good signals up to 200 letters per min ¿¿ There are many more passages revealing the scientific process which lead to breakthroughs in communication and transmission. Crehore invented the first Interperometer Barograph to study waves of pressure in atmosphere. He patented in 1900 a duplex-dilex system of telegraphy installed on the Pennsylvania Railroad between Pittsburg and Toledo. He wrote Synchronous and Other Multiple Telegraphs, (McGraw: 1905); was on the staff of the College of Physicians and Surgeons to develop his invention of the Micrograph used to record the action of the heart in 1910. Crehore sold several inventions to General Electric relating to electric railroads. Crehore invented and patented about 1900 a machine he called the Typewriting Telegraph and with his brother and others formed the Typewriting Telegraph Company to promote it. This machine was the forerunner of the teletype machine. It was said that the owners of the teletype patents had to wait until Dr. Crehore¿s patents had run out before launching their apparatus. Crehore was to later establish himself as a [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        A BOOK OF SCOTISH PASQUILS, 1568-1715

      William Paterson, Edinburgh 1868 - Very Thick Volume of Early Scottish Lampoons,Bound by Grieve, One of Just Three on Vellum. 210 x 130 mm (8 1/4 x 5 1/8"). xxviii, 438 pp. ONE OF THREE COPIES ON VELLUM (there were a limited, but unspecified, number of copies also printed on paper). HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY CRIMSON MOROCCO, ATTRACTIVELY GILT, BY ANDREW GRIEVE (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers gilt with multiple plain and decorative rules enclosing a delicate dentelle frame, a large and intricate fleuron at the center of each cover, spine gilt in double-ruled compartments with complex fleuron centerpiece and scrolling floral cornerpieces, turn-ins decorated with plain and decorative gilt rules, patterned burgundy and gold silk endleaves, top edge gilt. In a (slightly worn) matching morocco-lipped slipcase. With woodcut title page illustration, numerous decorative tailpieces, and occasional woodcut vignettes in the text. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of H. D. Colvill-Scott; front free endleaf with armorial bookplate of Clarence S. Bemens. Tiny dark spot on spine, corners with just a hint of rubbing, a couple of leaves with slightly rumpled fore edge, but still A FINE COPY, the text clean, smooth, and bright, and the binding unusually lustrous and with virtually no wear. This is an attractively printed and beautifully bound copy of pasquils collected by Scottish antiquary James Mainment (1793-1879). The pasquil, or pasquinade, is an anonymous lampoon of a person or institution, and those here are directed at various pillars of Scottish society, including the clergy, politicians, and the nobility. Bound by Scottish craftsman Andrew Grieve--the teacher of Charles McLeish, who worked 16 years for the exacting Cobden-Sanderson as finisher at the Doves Bindery--our luxurious copy is the only one recorded by ABPC since at least 1975. A pencilled note on the fron flyleaf indicates this was one of just three copies printed on vellum. It was in the library of noted collectors Harry and Virginia Walton (their sale at Bloomsbury, 14 May 2009). ONE OF THREE COPIES ON VELLUM (there were a limited, but unspecified, number of copies also printed on paper) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Palästina. Neues Album des heiligen Landes ( )|New Album of the Holy Land ( )| Nouvel Album de la Terre Sainte. 50 Vues des Lieux principaux de la Sainte Écriture. D’après nature par J. M. Bernatz, et d’autres artistes. Avec une Carte de la Palestine. Avec un text[e] explicatif par [le] Dr G. H. v. Schubert, Dr J. Roth & Dr. O. Fraas.

      Stuttgart, J. F. Steinkopf, 1868 - in-4° oblong [290 x 220 mm] ; page de gd titre [trilingue : allemand, anglais, français]-1 f. non ch. [Préface sur trois colonnes trilingue]-1 gravure h.-t.-48 lithograhies en deux teintes et 2 photograhies originales tirées sur papier albuminé [Damascus et Beirout]-50 ff. non ch. de texte trilingue explicatif en regard [1-16-17-50], 3 ff. non ch. [Carte de la Terre Sainte]-1 carte repliée h.-t. [Palaestina]-1 f. non ch. [index], demi-basane marron à coins, dos à nerfs, filets or, filets à froid, palette or en tête et en pied, titre or, rel. de l’époque, bel exemplaire. Röricht, p. 384. Tobler, p. 228. Cinquième et dernière édition (la plus complète). Manque à Weber. Very nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Letter signed.

      N. p., 12. XII. 1868. - 4to. 1½ pp. To Monsieur Prével, presumably the writer Jules Prével (1835-1889), on a benefit for Delacroix, an actor who had gone blind and became impoverished: "Puisque vous aves eu la bonté d'annoncer le concert que je donne au Hâvre en faveur de Delacroix, annoncez-le, je vous prie, de façon à lui être utile. Delacroix est un ancien artiste dramatique, qui a tenu quarante ans, les premiers rôles en province, il est littéralement devenu aveugle sur les planches. Aujourd'hui sans ressources, il s'adresse par ma voix à tout qui tient une plume, et à tout ce qui a un cœur. Malheureusement je crois que vous êtes dans l'erreur à propos des 250 Francs envoyés par la Marquise de Caux. L'admiration que j'ai pour Mlle Patti, artiste, me ferait désirer encore plus pour elle que pour mon pauvre Delacroix, qui en a pourtant bien besoin, que la chose fut vraie [.]". - Scattered toning.

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        Boating Life at Oxford. With Notes on Oxford Training and Rowing at the Universities [bound with 5 others]

      James Hogg and Son, London 1868 - Page margins trimmed by binder. In one title, "St. Clair of the Isles", they have been trimmed too closely with loss of the end letters on several leaves. Shallow 1/2" by 1/8" chip to leather at head of spine. 3/8" split to leather at head of front joint. Some chips to marbled paper at fore edges of boards. ; An uncommon early rowing title, bound together with one other rowing title and with four other miscellaneous titles. [vi], 118 pages. Anonymous authors. "The papers here gathered together are by three different Writers, in the following proportion: 1. Boating Life at Oxford. 2. Water-Derbies. 3. Rowing at the Universities. // The first and second were originally contributed to 'London Society', whilst the closing Notes appeared in the 'Pall-Mall Gazette'. // These Notes are here added to 'Water-Derbies' in order to show what is necessary, in the opinion of competent observers from both Universities, to enable Cambridge to regain her ancient position on the water, and so reverse the results of recent years." - from the advertisement leaf. Bound with one other rowing title "The Log of the Water Lily (Thames Gig), during two cruises, in the summers of 1851-2, on the Rhine, Neckar, Main, Moselle, Danube, and other streams of Germany" by Robert Blachford Mansfield. London: Nathaniel Cooke, 1854. Second Edition, revised and enlarged. iv, 124 pages + illustrated title + frontis. Several full page engraved illustrations by Alfred Thompson within the pagination. Bound with cheap reprints of four other titles: 1. "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" by Thomas de Quincey. London: George Routledge and Sons, no date. 2. "The Essays of Elia. First Series" by Charles Lamb. London: George Routledge and Sons, no date. 3. "St. Clair of the Isles; or, The Outlaws of Barra. A Scottish Tradition" by Elizabeth Helme. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1867. 4. "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" by Laurence Sterne. London: George Routledge and Sons, no date. Six works bound in one volume. 19th Century half-leather and marbled boards. Page dimensions: 176 x 118mm. Page edges speckled. The title page to "Tristram Shandy" has the owner's signature "R B Willis 1868".; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Diable a Paris, Paris et les Parisiens a la plume et au crayon par Gavarni -Grandville, 4 vols. bound in 2

      J. Hetzel, Paris 1868 - 228, 196, 196, 196, copiously illustrated with engravings, often humorous, of Parisian life in the works of Balzac, Sands et al (Bertall, Cham, Dantan, Clerget, Balzac, Octave Feuillet, Alfred De Musset, George Sand, P-J Stahl, E. Sue, Soulie, Gustave Droz, Henry Rochefort, A. Villemot Etc.) Contemporary half red cloth, maroon paper on board, gilt titles to spine. A remarkably clean set, some offsetting 4to - over 9¾" - 12" [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photographic album of Gothic architecture and proposed designs for the Royal Courts of Justice, London.

      ca. 1868-70 - 120 albumen photographs (primarily 6 x 8 in. to 15 ½ x 10 ½ in.), mounted, most in excellent condition with strong tones. Contemporary black morocco. Pencil captions. Photographs by Francis Bedford, Francis Frith, Antonio Beato, Frank Mason Good, and other photographers. This splendid album contains 120 fine medium and large format photographs of Gothic and High Victorian Gothic architecture. The images range from the great cathedrals and ruined abbeys of England and Europe to nineteenth-century English parish churches and country houses in the Gothic style. Panoramic views, doorways, facades, windows, columns, architectural details, and interiors are all represented. The album is a valuable resource for the study of Gothic architecture and for the history of the famous and obscure buildings it documents. Given the collection's wide-ranging coverage of Gothic architecture and its inclusion of photographs of eleven of the architect's own drawings, this album may have been a reference collection assembled by George Edmund Street, the leading English architect of his day. Street's career culminated in his design of the Law Courts of London, the nation's greatest public building in the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1868 the eleven architects competing for the commission submitted designs placing of the building on the Thames Embankment. Street won the competition, "the greatest architectural prize in this generation" (Barry). Drawing on his intensive study of Gothic architecture, Street designed the immense, dramatic building from its foundation to its elaborate carvings and spires, dazzling the judges with his finely wrought original drawings. Construction began in 1873 and was completed in late 1882, a year after Street's death due to over-work and exhaustion. This is a magnificent reference collection of medium and large format photographs assembled at the high water mark of Victorian Gothic architecture. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      CHAMBERSBURG PENNSYLVANIA PENN PA 1868 - On offer is a super archive of three [3] ledger/account books of George Lehner, Jr. a cobbler [shoemaker] in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The ledger details George's business from 1868 to 1873 with more than 900 pages of recorded transactions of detailed accounts of shoes, boots, and other footwear sold or repaired by George Lehner Jr., a master cobbler and his staff of shoemakers. Research of the 1860 U. S. Census shows George's father, (George Sr.) age 56, as a "Master Shoemaker" born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany; George, age 19, as a Shoemaker's Apprentice, born in Pennsylvania. Living with his mother, Elizabeth, age 50, and sister Margaret, age 14. Two shoemakers and a servant living with the family: Henry Keagy, Sebastian Stout, and Elizabeth Beam. The 1870 U. S. Census, lists George, now age 28, as a "Boot and Shoe Merchant" born in Pennsylvania; he was married to Margaret Lehner, age 26; they had 3 children: May, age 4, Charles age 3, Margaret age 1, and George, age 3 months. Two shoemakers and a servant live with them: Lewis Barnaker, Lewis Geotman, and Elizabeth Miller. The 3 account books are a Who's Who of Franklin County in the 1860s and 1870s with many, many hundreds of names: Crawford, Croft, Cassel, Crepler, Chambers, Culbertson, Caufman, Clugston, Cridler, Collins, Coser, Colby, Crider, Evans, Ebersole, Embich, Eckert, Eyster, Etter, Embich, Ehrhart, Eiker, Embich, Foltz, Foust, Falkenstein, Frey, Fetterhoff, Gibbons, Gehr, Garver, Hafer, Huber, Hassler, Heoller, Heelman, Heefner, Houser, Hutchinson, Grier, Gibbs, Greenawalt, Geige, Huber, Heid, Hoffman, Huber, Heagy, Henebarger, Jarrett, Kokenaur, Keefer, Kennedy, Kaufman, Kimmel, Keller, Klipper, Keagy, Kindline, Koonitz, Kreighbaum, Latshaw, Laudenslager, Landis, Leedy, Lehman, Leisher, Lightcap, McClintock, McCuloh, Niecley, Nixon, Neff, Pillsbury, Plough, Phillippy, Paxton, Reifsneider, Reif, Radebaugh, Rinehart, Robertson, Richter, Snider, Senseig, Spangler, Steelhause, Snively, Shylock, Shetter, Seibert, Trostle, Trittle, Thompson, Trautmjan, Tilghman, Wolfson, Wengert, Welker, Wadebaugh, Wallace, Zuck etc., etc. The first account book is dated 1868 to1872, 580 pages of handwritten shoe shop accounts; second account book: dated 1872 to 1874, 318 pages; third account book: dated 1869 to 1874, 70 pages. Included are accounts for repairing footwear and selling footwear: calf leather shoes, repairing shoes, soling shoes, heeling shoes, boots, soleing small shoes, gaiters, patching boots, gums, button boots, button shoes, button gaiters, slippers, boys shoes, shoes for wife, selling shoe polish, vamping shoes, etc. etc. No library or institution markings. Pages are clean. The front cover and first few pages of Volume One are detached from the spine. Volume One lacks one or two of the first pages, which are index pages for customers' names beginning with the letters A and B. The spine of Volume One has much loss of the leather surface. Overall G. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall

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        Five Weeks In A Balloon in Every Saturday: A Journal Of Choice Reading, Volume VI, No. 153, December 5, 1868, in bound volume

      Fields, Osgood, & Co., Boston 1868 - Entire volume, marbled front board detached but present, rear board missing, spine missing, binding copy. This is the first appearance in English of parts of the author's first novel, a few pages excerpted from the book of the same title that would be published by D. Appleton, NY, 1869, after having been published multiple times in France beginning in 1863. Verne, who was relatively unknown in the English - speaking literary world, was misidentified by the editors of the present piece as "M. Jules Berne." It is generally believed the editors thought this piece was non-fiction as they noted in the introduction, "It was shameful of our newspapers, which profess to record everything that passes, to treat this important event with such utter silence." Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Historia de la Guerra Civil y de los Partidos Liberal y Carlista.2ª edicion refundida y aumentada con la historia de la Regencia de Espartero. 6 Volúmenes

      Mellado, Madrid 1868 - holandesa bien conservada con nervios y tejuelo láminas grabadas. . 4074 págs.

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        Autograph letter signed of Benjamin Disraeli, British prime minister

      - Hughenden Manor, September 30th 76 Three pages signed Beaconsfiel (he was just raised to the peerage). Written to Mr Blagden and concerning Mister Valbezen and probably his book concerning English people in India. On mourning paper with "Hughenden Manor" engraved. "Dear Mr Blagden, I have been, I am, so pressed with affairs that I have scarced been all (?) to open your mind packed before, or at all. All examine its contents which I am sure I shall value. The wheel is of (?) interest and evidently treated by the hand of a master. I shoull fell (?) if you (?) to M. Valbezen my thanks and my lovely sense of his attention. (?) faitthfully. Beaconfield" VERY GOOD CONDITION FOR THIS NICE AUTOGRAPH LETTER Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, prime minister in 1868 and again between 1874-1880. This letter comes from the French count of Valbezen archives. Eugène-Anatole de Valbezen 1815-1885 Fils de Mlle de Besenval dont il porte le nom retourné, M. de Valbezen, a été élevé par son parent le baron de Talleyrand. Il fut diplomate attaché d'ambassade à Madrid, consul au Cap, consul à Damas, consul à Anvers (1860-1862), consul à Varsovie (1863-1864), consul à Calcutta. Il se consacra aux lettres sous le pseudonyme "le Major Fridolin", participant à la publication d'articles littéraires au Journal des deux- Monde, et se fit connaitre avec plusieurs romans, pièces de vaudeville, et écrits d'actualité dont son principal succès fut Les Anglais dans l'Inde publié en 1875. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Recherches sur les imprimeurs & libraires d'Orléans

      Orléans: G. Jacob for H. Herluison, 1868. PRINTED ON VELLUM, one of perhaps no more than three copies. FIRST EDITION. Herluison limited his edition to 78 copies, a very few of which were printed on vellum. The present vellum copy is numbered 3 and initialled by the author/publisher. 8vo. . Modern red half morocco, edges uncut

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        Bericht des Commissionär des General-Land-Amtes, 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

      Washington: Druck der Regierungs-Buchdruckerei, 1868-9 - 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. A little rubbed, mostly at the extremities, text-block variably browned Tables to the text. 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. Not in Sabin. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      Chicago: Wilson & St. Clair, Publishers, 1868. First ed. Carbutt, John. Small 4to., (ii), ix, (10) - 693 pp., with 96 mounted albumen photographs, including a view of City Hall and 95 portraits. One plate shows moderate wear along the blank foredge; there is occasional light staining to a few tissue-guards and text leaves; a.e.g. Full blind embossed brown morocco, with brass clasp as issued. Slight repair to a few breaks at the hinges. A very good copy. Howes C-363; Truthful Lens 30. There are 108 biographies of which 95 are illustrated in our copy. The Chicago Historical Society copy has the same compliment of 95 portraits and one view, most other known copies have less portraits, there are no copies with more portraits. This is commonly regarded as the first "Mug Book".

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        Le Diable à Paris et les Parisiens à la plume et au caryon

      J. Hetzel, 1868. cartonné reliure passée. Les cions sont très frottés. le cartonnage est piquté de traces d'usures. Le dos en cuir rouge est aussi usé sans aucun dommage pour sa solidité. bonne charnière. a l'intérieur quelques rousseurs et traces de doigts. Pages 53 et 54 le bas est légèrement dechirée avec cependant toute la page entière pas de manque du papier. puis le papier devient plus frais. Pas de ratures pas de manque ni de papier frippé. la page de titre est légèrement dechirée. Dessins en etat parfait. Bertall-Cham-Dantan-Clerget-Textes par:Balzac-Octave feuille,Georges SandEtc.

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        Yosemite: Its Wonders and Its Beauties With Information Adapted to the Wants of Tourists About to Visit the Valley.Illustrated with Twenty Photographic Views Taken by "Helios," [Edweard J. Muybridge] and a Map of the Valley.

      San Francisco H. H. Bancroft and Company 1868 - A Beautiful Copy of the First Guide to Yosemite, With Twenty Photographs by Muybridge. [MUYBRIDGE, E.J., photographer]. HITTELL, John S. Yosemite: Its Wonders and Its Beauties. With Information Adapted to the Wants of Tourists About to Visit the Valley.Illustrated with Twenty Photographic Views Taken by "Helios," [Edweard J. Muybridge] and a Map of the Valley. San Francisco: H. H. Bancroft and Company, 1868. First edition of the first guide to Yosemite. Twelvemo (7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches; 184 x 112 mm). [i]-vi, [2], [9]-59, [1, blank], [3, ads], [1, blank] pp. With twenty original mounted black and white photographs by Edweard J. Muybridge and the scarce double-page lithographed map by Britton and Rey. Publisher’s original green cloth over beveled boards. Boards ruled in blind. Front board lettered in gilt. Brown coated endpapers. Plate 13 with very minor traces of adhesion. Due to the mounting, pages are slightly warped, as usual. A near fine copy with no traces of foxing and very bright photographs. "This work is described by Farquhar as the first guide book to the Yosemite. He also identifies the photographer as Eadweard Muybridge, the pioneer photographer whose work led to the development of cinematography" (Streeter, 2917). "The sublimity, the variety, and the unparalleled greatness of the scenery of Yosemite, render it worthy of illustration by pen and picture. The people of California feel a general interest in the valley, which is one of the most remarkable natural features of their wonderful State. Many have visited the grand chasm, and want something to recall by association the adventures of their trip and the pleasures of their stay. Others intend going, and wish advise in regard to the most impressive views and the best method of traveling. And all desire to be familiar with the general appearance of that world-famous collection of cliffs, cataracts, domes and dells. This book is published to supply the want. It is small so that it can be used as a guidebook; it is cheap so as to be within the reach of all; it is illustrated so that the reader can see the mirror held up to nature; and the illustrations are photographs, because no engravings could do justice to the scenes, or convey perfect confidence in the accuracy of the drawings of such immense elevations as those of Tutucanala and Tissayac." (Hittell, preface iii-iv). Farquhar 8. Howes H542. Streeter 2917. HBS 64813. $32,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      New York: Robert M. De Witt, (1868). First Edition. wraps. An old dampstain affects most of the page throughout but is very light and hardly noticeable. The front wrap has a small chip in the upper right corner slightly affecting the price, and there are two small pieces lacking from the spine. The rear cover is detached but present. Someone long ago used three pieces of adhesive tape to keep the rear cover on, and while those pieces are no longer present there is a slight shadow visible. The front cover is on securely. Still a Very Good copy of a scarce and important baseball book. Small octavo (4" x 6-3/8") in original gold wraps depicting a pitcher in uniform on the front about to throw a ball; [iv], 9-100 pages, plus covers. A very early rule book, illustrated with a frontispiece full-page engraving of two teams playing on a field as well as a diagram of a baseball field and a few small engravings in the text. Includes the constitution and the by-laws "founded chiefly on those of the Active Base-Ball Club of the City of New York." Also contains rules for players and umpires, including a prohibition on betting, as well as descriptions of the requirements for each position. A very useful index follows. The author was the secretary for the New York Base-Ball Association.

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        A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. The book gives accounts of a trip taken with his brother John. Descriptions of the journey are interspersed with discussions on religion, history, poetry and thoughts on changes in New England. Binding is tight; pages are Fine. There is some slight wear along the spine and at the top of the spine. This is a 1st thus, new and revised edition.

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        TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST A Personal Narrative

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Very Good+. 1868. Later Printing. Hardcover. Some rubbing to extremities ; 12mo; 470 pages .

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        Five Weeks in a Balloon - Every Saturday; First Verne English Appearance

      Fields & Osgood, Boston 1868 - Boston: Fields & Osgood, 1868 [hardbound Volume 6, July to December 1868 of the magazine]. Taves & Michaluk V001. 10.25" x 6.75", 828 pp. Ex-Tacoma Public Library; half black calf with marbled paper boards. Quite scuffed, particularly at the corners and hinges. Pages are age toned, some are wrinkled, one page is torn but complete [not a page within the Verne issue]. Strongly bound. Somewhat worn (see scans) but still quite strong, better than Good, just short of very good by reason of one or two too many scuffs. Fascinating and quite rare Jules Verne English-language first/first. Just a few pages buried within this hefty collection of six months of Every Saturday: A Journal of Choice Reading - a Fields & Osgood double-column weekly issue - treat Verne's first novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon. At the time, the magazine editors were apparently of the opinion that Verne [who was then largely unknown to the American public] was describing actual events, rather than fictitious ones, in his tale of African adventures undertaken via the vehicle of a hot-air balloon. Here, in the five pages of this first appearance (see scan of the first one), only certain passages of the novel occur, along with a synopsis by the apparently intrigued editor, who concludes with the line: "All I can say is, that it was shameful of our newspapers, which profess to record everything that passes, to treat this important event with such utter silence." Verne is even mis-identified by the flummoxed staff, who refer to him as "M. Jules Berne." For this title, this piece is exceeded in English-language rarity only by its own softbound variant - i.e., the same piece not bound together in six-monthly tomes such as this, which was the habit of the era, which few have presumably largely perished. Taves & Michaluk at V001 note that "The London" sourcing reference for the Verne article remains unknown. See all scans. L53n [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Impronte umane trovato 1868 (Pompei).

      Napoli, 1868. albumen print, 24 x 18,2 cm, mounted, photograph no 1238. KEYWORDS:italy / firenze

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        Geology of New Jersey. signed

      Daily Advertiser Office, Newark, 1868, - COOK, George H. The Geology of New Jersey. By Authority of the Legislature. Published by the Board of Managers. Newark : Printed at the Daily Advertiser Office, 1868. Pp [i]-xxiv,1-899,(1),+ 5 folding plates. Lg 8vo, blindstamped black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Wear to spine ends, corners bumped, hinges starting, else a very good copy. With a friendly gift inscription from the author. 600.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations Which Rest Upon the Legislative Power of the States of the American Union

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1868. Modern sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, some markings and an occasional notation, else a very good copy; with an eight page Little Brown catalogue First edition of Cooley's magnum opus, admired by Holmes and used by him in his undergraduate course on constitutional law at Harvard, described by his principal modern biographer as "the most fecund source of laissez faire constitutional principles

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        Unusual and interesting collection of 34 works in 29 volumes, mostly constitutions and laws from Mexico and its component states, plus a few essays on related subjects. Dates range from 1821 to 1868, with three-quarters of the items printed in or before 1831.

      , , @@1821-1868 1821. - 34 works in 29 volumes , Nearly all are in very fine condition; half a dozen or so show some soiling or dampstaining. 34 works in 29 volumes ---- The collection includes pieces printed at Mérida de Yucatán, Durango, Puebla, Ciudad Victoria, Chihuahua, Tlapam, Tabasco, San Luis Potosí, Ures, Jalapa, Saltillo and Tlaxcala. Such provincial printing from Mexico is quite rare. Of these works 17 are not in @NUC and six more are cited at lonly one or two locations. Only five (four in copies inferior to those offered here) appeared in the celebrated Streeter sale?Streeter presumably would have been interested in all, or virtually all, of the items present in our collection, given his strong interest in Mexico, Texas and the Southwest.The constitutions and legislation for the Federal Republic of Mexico also applied to much of the southwestern United States (California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Texas) until Texas declared its independence in 1836 and Mexico ceded the area north of the Rio Grande following the Mexican-American War, 1846-1848. The states of Chihuahua, Sonora and Tamaulipas included present-day United States territory. The 1829 @Leyes y decretos del honorable congreso segundo constitucional del estado de Chihuahua, for example, decreed relief for flood victims in El Paso (Texas). And the 1848 @Mensage del ciudadano General Francisco Vital Fernandez describes not only the loss of Laredo to the United States, but also the ravages inflicted on Tamaulipas by American forces and, after war's end, by American outlaws.The dates of the constitutions and laws in this colleciton are as follow: Mexican Empire, 1821; Federal Republic of Mexico, 1823, 1824, 1824; Chihuahua, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832; Coahuila, 1852; Durango, 1825, 1828, 1857; Guanajuato, 1826, 1828?; Mexico (State of), 1830; Oajaca, 1824; Puebla, 1825; Querétaro, 1825; San Luís Potosí, 1835; Sonora, 1848; Tabasco, 1831; Tamaulipas, 1825, 1848, 1848; Tlaxcala, 1868; Veracruz, 1848; Yucatán, 1823, 1824.Also included in the collection are the first Mexican printing of the Constitution of the United States, 1823; two essays extolling the benefits of republican government in Mexico, both printed in Mexico, 1826; a translation by Juan Antonio Llorente of a collection of political aphorisms, Mexico 1822; Tadeo Ortiz de Ayala's @Resumen de la estadistica del imperio Mexicano, Mexico 1822; and @Proyecto de una contribución nacional para engrosar y mantener la lacienda pública del Imperio Mexicano, Mexico 1822.Further details are available upon request.---- Not located in OCLC. not located in Melvyl [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Overland Monthly, 1868-1875; The Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine, 1883-1931

      San Francisco: A. Roman & Company; John H. Carmany & Company [et al.]. (1868-1931). First. Magazine. 93 bound volumes and 40 single issues in wrappers. Octavos and folios. A long run of Overland Monthly, California's most important literary magazine of the 19th and early 20th Century. The set includes a near complete run of the original series from July 1868 until December 1875 (lacking only the January 1870 issue, else complete); and a long, near complete run of the second series from 1883 (when it resumed publication) through 1931. In 1923 it merged with Out West to become Overland Monthly and the Out West Magazine, and changed its format from octavo to folio.Founded and first edited by Bret Harte, Overland Monthly established serious literature and progressive social criticism in the American Far West. It quickly won national and international acclaim as a leading literary force in American letters. Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and Harte contributed sardonic stories and verse, and all manner of informal, highly personal commentary which propelled Harte and the magazine to literary celebrity. The magazine gave rise to a new generation of writers, loosely known as the West Coast Romantics, that included Bierce and Harte, John Muir, Willa Cather, Joaquin Miller, Jack London, George Sterling, and fantasy/science fiction writer Clark Ashton Smith, all of whom contributed to the magazine. Among the many important works featured in this long run is Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "Dickens in Camp," and "Plain Language from Truthful James," and Bierce's "The Haunted Valley" and "Grizzly Papers," (in five installments). Mark Twain contributed his famous travel log in four installments: "By Rail Through France," and "A Californian Abroad: A Few Parisian Sights; Three Italian Cities; A Mediaeval Romance." Willa Cather's short story "On the Divide" appeared in 1896.Most volumes are bound in full beige or blue cloth. The original series lacks one monthly issue (January 1870), otherwise it is complete in 14 bound volumes (volumes 1-3, and 5-15), with four unbound issues in wraps (February-May, 1870). Volume 3 from 1869 has the original wrappers and supplements bound in. Volumes 1-6 of the second series is incomplete, consisting of 11 unbound single issues in wraps from 1883-1885: (April 1883; January, April, July, August, September, October, and November 1884; January, March, May 1885), then follows a consecutive run of mostly bound volumes 7-89 from 1886-1931 (with 29 single issues from 1921-22 in wrappers). The bound volumes from 1901-1931 have the original wrappers bound in.An ex-library set with bookplates or ink stamps on the front pastedowns. Only two volumes in half calf (from 1895 and 1897) are scuffed and worn, thus good only, about ten volumes and a few single issues in wraps from the 20th Century have some intermittent torn leaves, the volume containing the "San Francisco Fire Number" (May 1906) is split at the gutter with detached leaves, else overall an about very good set. A scarce, large assemblage of many first appearances of important American literary works and articles. A list of notable selections is available. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Reisehandbuch für das Königreich Bayern und die angrenzenden Länderstriche, besonders Tyrol und Salzkammergut mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Geschichte, Topographie, Handel und Gewerbe.

      Stuttgart, Paul Gauger 1868.. 16,5 x 11,5 cm. XIII(1) S., 410, 31, 6 S.; 1 nn. Bl., 226, 7(1) S., 3 nn. Bl. Mit 1 Karte, 20 lithogr. Stadtplänen (auf 1 mehrf. gefalt. Tafel) und 22 Holzstichansichten. Gold- und blindgepr. HLnbd. d. Zt. (kl. Rückendefekte unmerklich restauriert).. Minimale Gebrauchsspuren, Vorsätze etw. fleckig.- Selten.

      [Bookseller: unterwegs antiquariat & galerie M.-L. Su]
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        Idylls of the King

      Dover Street, London: Edward Moxon and Co, 1868 This is the large paper edition 41.5*30.5cm. In its contemporary purple decorative cloth, beveled edges, a little faded and the corners and edges bumped and worn a little. Spine has been relaid at some stage keeping the original faded cloth. Internally, front and rear joint has been re-enforced, there is a small circular damp stain to margins of approx. 8 pages at center of book, ffep edges a little chipped, minimal foxing, half title, tissue guarded frontis, titlepage with short text and image to verso, dedication viii, Enid half title, TP and 107 pp, 9 B&W plates. Elaine half title, tp and 84 pp, 9 B&W plates. Vivien, halftitle, tp and 49 pp, 9 B&W plates. Guinevere, half title, to and 41 pp, 9 B&W plates. All plates are tissue guarded, sheets are 41.2 * 29.6 with the B&W images being 24.5 * 18.5 drawn by Dore, Engraved by W Ridgway, text below and then published date of 1867 by Moxon below. Stunning large paper copy. Can find no copy sold at auction for over 30 years and very little reference, COPAC lists copies at NLW, St Andrews & Cardiff. All complete as called for! Rare! (Allibone 2373)

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      London: John Murray, 1868. 2 volumes. First edition, second issue with the two line imprint and the two line erratum. With all Illustrations as called for throughout. Tall 8vo, original polished green cloth gilt lettered and decorated on the spines, decorated in blind on the covers. viii, 411, publisher&#39;s catalogue; viii, 486, ads. A wonderfully well preserved, beautiful, fine copy, bright and clean, unusually so and with just a bit of age evidence to the extremities. VERY SCARCE IN THIS FINE CONDITION. The first edition, second issue retains the original format. The first work to truly discuss the actual origin and development of species as an accepted scientific method.<br> "This represents the only section of Darwin&#39;s big book on the origin of species which was printed in his lifetime and corresponds to its first two intended chapters. It...contains, in Chapter XXVII, his provisional hypothesis of pangenesis; one which he thought was new, but has a long back history" (Freeman 877). The second part of his &#39;big book&#39; was not published until 1875, under the title NATURAL SELECTION. It was in this work that Darwin attempted his finalization of the understanding or pangenesis and an explanation of acquired characteristics and hereditary resemblance. These subjects were near to impossible to explain in Darwin&#146;s time as scientific methodology and technology had simply not developed to the point at which finite and provable studies on genes and chromosomes could be explored.

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