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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.

      Land Department South Pacific Railroad Company,, St. Louis: 1868 - 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. OCLC records 7 institutional holdings. Modest wear & age-toning to wrappers. Faint vertical fold-line to center of booklet. A VG+ copy of an item scarce in the trade. Original publisher's printed wrappers, with wood engraved vignette to front wrapper. 8vo. 9-1/4" x 6-1/8". 1st printing (Sabin 88154). 40 pp. Printed by R. P. Studley, St. Louis. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
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        Map of the United States and Territories.

      Washington 1868 - An important map of USA showing the extent of public surveys and other details, constructed from plats and official sources of the general land office. The map shows in detail land grants and rail roads also the locations of the gold, silver, copper, quick silver, iron, tin, coal and oil springs., Size : 710x1410 (mm), 27.875x55.5 (Inches), Hand Colored Very Good; some folds were slightly repaired due to the large size of the map; mounted on acid free canvas for long term preservation.

      [Bookseller: Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books]
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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 [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Foul Play

      London - Bradbury 1868 - A scarce set of fictional works from prolific victorian writer, Charles Reade. First edition. With volumes two and three featuring the original half titles. Featuring a folding facsimile of a forged note, and the genuine handwriting of John Wardlaw. Charles Reade was an English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth. Reade began his literary career as a dramatist, and he chose to have dramatist stand first in the list of his occupations on his tombstone. As an author, he always had an eye to stage effect in scene and situation as well as in dialogue. Co-written with Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot, commonly known as Dion Boucicault, was an Irish actor and playwright famed for his melodramas. By the later part of the 19th century, Boucicault had become known on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the most successful actor-playwright-managers then in the English-speaking theatre. The New York Times heralded him in his obituary as the most conspicuous English dramatist of the 19th century. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, lightly rubbed, with minor bumping, and slight fading to the spines. Light marks to the boards. Three rear hinges are slightly strained. Internally, binding is tender in places, and some leaves are working loose. Bright throughout, with the occasional spot and handling mark. W. H. Smith blind stamp to the front free endpaper of volume one, and ink signature toone title page. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Mujeres celebres de España y Portugal. 2 Volúmenes

      Victor Perez Jepus, Barcelona 1868 - holandesa grabados al acero. . 967 págs.

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        A Natural History of British Grasses.

      . 2nd edit. London: Groombridge ans Sons 1868. With 74 coloured engravings. VI + 243 pp. Contp. green blind-tooled cloth, top of spine rubbed..

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        Beautiful leaved plants; being a description of the most beautiful leaved plants in cultivation in this country; to which is added an extended catalogue.

      . London, Groombridge & Sons, 1868. Small 4to, 144 pp., 60 fine chromolithographed plates, some finished by hand, and near as many fine text engravings. Embossed green cloth, rich gilt floral pattern and title on spine, front cover extensively blind-tooled and with gilt floral vignette.* First published in 1861 this seems to be the second edition, although not marked as such. It was reprinted again in 1872 and 1891 ("3rd" edition), and translated into French. Plates bright and with stunning colours. Frontispiece detached without loss, light spotting to title page and last text leaf, some spotting and offsetting to tissue guards, otherwise a very good copy of this scarce work with clean plates. Stafleu & Cowan, 5042..

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        Araldica, Casa Reale dei Borbone "Lucca 20 Maggio 1868 Io Sottoscritto Comandante ACHILLE DU LAC Residente a Marlia nella Qualità di Tutore di S.A.R. FRANCESCO CARLO DI BORBONE Principe di Capua interdetto Residente pure a Marlia da un lato, e Bertolozzi Armando fu Domenico domiciliato in Bagni di Lucca dall'altro lato VENDE al Sudetto con Approvazione del Consiglio di Famiglia la Villa denominata il Pavillon, Il Casino Gregory,ecc. "

      1868 - Importante e Raro Documento composto da tre facciate su carta filigranata. Interamente manoscritto dal Comandante Achille Du Lac con firma in calce. Carlo Ferdinando di Borbone-Due Sicilie Principe di Capua (Palermo, 10 novembre 1811 – Torino, 22 aprile 1862) fu un membro della casa di Borbone-Due Sicilie. Era il secondo fra i figli maschi di Francesco I delle Due Sicilie e della sua seconda moglie Maria Isabella di Borbone-Spagna. Carlo Ferdinando era fratellasto di Carolina, Duchessa di Berry e fratello di Luisa Carlotta, Duchessa di Cadice, Maria Cristina, Regina di Spagna, Ferdinando II delle Due Sicilie, Leopoldo, Conte di Siracusa, Antonio, Conte di Lecce, Infanta Maria Amalia di Spagna e Portogallo, Maria Carolina, Contessa di Montemolin, Teresa Cristina, Imperatrice del Brasile, Francesco, Conte di Trapani Matrimonio e figli Il Principe di Capua con la moglie, la Contessa di Mascali, e la figlia, Vittoria. Il 12 maggio 1836 il fratello di Carlo Ferdinando, re Ferdinando II emise un decreto che confermava la decisione nel 1829 del loro defunto padre re Francesco I delle Due Sicilie che i membri del sangue reale del regno, indipendentemente dalla loro età, erano tenuti ad ottenere il consenso del sovrano per sposarsi e che i matrimoni fatti senza tale consenso dovevano essere considerati nulli.

      [Bookseller: Historia, Regnum et Nobilia]
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        Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. 2. Band. 3. Abtheilung.

      Wien, Kaiserl.-königl. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1868.. 4°. Tit., 1 Bl. (Nebentit.), 280 S. mit 25 Tafeln; 1 Bl. (Nebentit.), 46 S. mit 4 Tafeln; 1 Bl. (Nebentit.), 16 S. mit 2 Tafeln. Dünkelgrüner OLeinenbd. m. goldgepr. Rü.titel u. Deckelvign. (Expeditionsschiff) sowie blindgepr. Deckelrahmen. Ecken berieben, lädierter Rücken fachgerecht restauriert, papierbed. leicht gebräunt u. im Text vereinz. fingerfleckig.. Die 3. Abteilung des zweiten Bandes des in 2 Bänden (Band 2 in 3 Abteilungen) erschienenen, zoologischen Teils des wissenschaftlichen Reisewerks der Novara-Expedition (1857-59), der ersten und einzigen groß angelegten Weltumsegelungsmission der Österreichischen Kriegsmarine, die international anerkannte Ergebnisse brachte. Bei ihrer Rückkehr hatte die Novara u. a. 26.000 zoologische Objekte an Bord, darunter 320 Säugetiere, 1.500 Vögel, 950 Amphibien, 2.000 Fische und etwa 13.000 Insekten. Allein von den 1.868 mitgebrachten Fliegenarten waren 467 noch nicht bekannt. - Umfasst 3 Tle.: 1 - Heller, Camil. Crustaceen. / 2 - Grube, Ed. Anneliden. / 3 - Frauenfeld, Georg Ritter v. Mollusken. - Die wissenschaftlichen Resultate der Reise wurden in einem 21-bändigen Werk der Wiener Akademie der Wissenschaften (1861-1876) veröffentlicht.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Löcker]
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        The Moonstone. A Novel.

      Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York 1868 - 223pp. Brown cloth stamped in blind on the front and in gold on the spine. Illustrated with wood engravings. A few speckles to front panel, small spot to bottom edge, previous owner's name in pencil on front pastedown endpaper, mild toning and soiling to text block. A solid very good copy. A Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. In Hubin, 1994, p. 180. ; Octavo [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Voyage dans le Soudan occidental. (Sénégambie - Niger) 1863-1866. Ouvrage illustré d’après les dessins de l’auteur de 81 gravures sur bois par E. Bayard, A. de Neuville et Tournois et accompagné de 6 cartes et 2 plans.

      Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1868 - 1 port. front.-X-(1)-693 pp.-8 pl. h.-t. repl., demi-chagrin marron, dos à nerfs, filet à froid, caissons or (rinceaux), plats estampés à froid, titre or, tranches dorées, rel. de l’époque, très bel exemplaire. Brasseur, 2521. « Ouvrage très estimé. » (Chadenat, 3287). Édition originale. First edition. Very nice copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Hérodote]
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        CRÓNICA GENERAL DE ESPAÑA, o Sea Historia Ilustrada y Descriptiva de sus Provincias. Crónica de las Antillas por Jacobo de la Pezuela. Crónica de las Islas Filipinas por Fernando Fulgosio. Crónica de las Islas Canarias por Waldo Giménez Romera. Crónica de las Islas Baleares por Fernando Fulgosio. . Africa. Islas de Fernando Póo. Corisco y Annobón por Fernando Fulgosio.

      Rubio, Grilo y Vitturi, Madrid 1868 - 1ª ed. 22x32. 231pp. (2 mapas, 11 de 12 litografías, grabados entre texto) + 133pp. 1h. (2 mapas, 6 litografías, grabados entre texto) + 96pp. (2 mapas, 4 litografías, grabados entre texto) + 78pp. 1h. (mapa, 5 litografías, grabados entre texto) + 16pp. (1 litografía.) Holandesa piel puntas. Algunas huellas de óxido, pero buen ejemplar. Envíos para España: el pago contra reembolso conlleva un recargo de 2 Euros.

      [Bookseller: Carmichael Alonso libros]
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        He Knew He Was Right [bound from the Original 32 Weekly Parts -- with Wrappers and Advertisements]

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

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      Madrid, 1868 - . 36 cm. 1 h., portada, una lám. con el escudo de la familia pintado a mano, 20 h., 1 blanca. Texto manuscrito en orla. Capitales coloreadas a mano. Enc. en media piel, nervios, ruedas, escudos en ambos planos, cantos y contracantos, cortes dorados. Plano anterior levemente deslucido. Ex-libris de anterior poseedor. * Ejecutoria redactada, y al fin firmada y sellada por Luis Rubio y Yarto. Lleva la firma de los notarios Zacarías Alonso Caballero y Sebastián Carbonell. Pablo de Fort y de Soler era natural de Reus. Presenta los orígenes de la familia Fort, originaria de Borgoña, y del apellido Soler, sitos en la zona de Jaca y Valdorva en Navarra en la época de los visigodos. Ejecutoria. Genealogia i heràldica Libros modernos a partir de 1830 español

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        The Improvisatore: or, Life in Italy;

      London, Ward, and Lock, nd ( Inscription dated 1868); - 16 mo. Very good condition. Hardback. From the Danish of Hans Christian Andersen by Mary Howitt , Introduction biography dated 1845. xax, 340pp. Few light fox marks on first few pages. Blue marbled endpapers. Cream leather covers with gilt line decoration on the front, title on spine. Light red stain on front cover at the top. All edges blue. A very good internally clean & tight hard to find edition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Wheen O' Books]
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        Croquet: Its Name And Origin; The Articles Used And Mode Of Playing The Game Fully Described.

      anon 1868 - Early introduction to the game, brief history, directions for play etc. Paperback. Sixth edition. small 8vo. 25pp. including frontis. diagrams and illustrations. Internally very good, mildly bumped corners, occasional foxing to some leaves. In original pictorial green card wraps. Quite rubbed and mildly bumped but picture plainly visible and binding intact. Very good.

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        Le diable à quatre

      Dubuisson 1868 - 7 volumes in-16 reliés, demi chagrin vert, du nuémro 1 au 45 tête de la série de cette publication qui ne dura que deux ans (Ici du n° I du 17 octobre 1868 et au n° 45 du 21 Août 1869), couvertures conservées pour le 1° numéro de chaque volume uniquement, revue pamphlétaire portée par des journalistes qui ont dès 1848 participé à la presse pamphlétaire comme le Lampion pour Villemessant ; dos légèrement passés, vol. 4 de l'année 1869 : cuir griffé sur la totalité du mors supérieur, petits manques, par ailleurs ensemble en très bon état. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Cabinet Maker's Album Of Furniture : comprising a collection of designs for the newest and most elegant styles of furniture

      Henry Carey Baird, Philadelphia 1868 - Light tone, light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Illustrated by forty-eight large and beautifully engraved plates. Furniture pictured includes Bedroom, Dining Room, Drawing Room and Library pieces, all in more elaborate Victorian designs. An uncommonly nice copy of this scarce mid-nineteenth-century furniture design book.; [2]+48 plates. pages [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LA LEGENDE D’ULENSPIEGEL glorifiée d’une préface par le Hibou.

      - A Paris, librairie internationale, à Bruxelles, A Lacroix, Verboeckhoven et Cie, 1868. In-4 pleine basane chamois ornée d’un riche décor estampé à froid de filets et roulettes entrecroisées et de petits fleurons, dos également orné de filets et fleurons à froid, lanière et fermoir métallique doré, (ft+t+VIII+480pp). Bel ex-libris gravé portant la devise "be just and fear not" reprise sur le fermoir.Cette édition est curieuse sur le plan bibliophilique; elle porte la date de 1869 sur la couverture et de 1868 sur la page de titre; soit la seconde, conforme à la description de Carteret (p. 180) avec la préface du Hibou et la table des illustrations, elle mentionne 14 eaux-fortes inédites, et se présente comme suit:-une eau-forte de couverture (le lion des Flandres), -une eau-forte en frontispice sur la page de titre (Ulenspiegel) en 2 ETATS,-une gravure sur bois (le hibou) pour la préface,-30 GRAVURES (sur 31) DONT 14 EN 2 ETATS d’après: Arta, Clayes, Degroux, Dillens, Duwée, Schaefels, Schampheleer, Smits et Van Camp, Van Der Vin, Nef, Hubert, Léon Becker, Lauters, Van Der Hecht, Jangey, Boulenger, 3 DE FELICIEN ROPS (en 2 états); soit un total de 33 gravures; il manque celle de Th. Fourmois.Un mors fendu; des rousseurs éparses mais dans l’ensemble modérées et relativement peu nombreuses pour la période. Les illustrations sont réellement superbes et la reliure décorative.

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        Nathaniel Hawthorne's Works [spine title]

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868. First collected edition, 1868 third printing, of the "Tinted edition"; 280 copies of each volume printed. 14 vols., 8vo. Frontispiece and title-page vignettes to some vols. Publisher's green blindstamped cloth, spines gilt with decorative floral motif around spine title (Ticknor format D) Light rubbing to a few vols., contemporary owner's signature to brown endpapers, else a fine set. Clark B1 . A pretty set - the first collected edition of Hawthorne's works, first issued in October 1864 in an edition of 500 copies; in September, 1865, 288 copies; and here, July, 1868, in 280 copies. It was initially advertised as the "Tinted Edition" from the parchment tint of the laid paper

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        The Past and Future of Our Planet; or, Lectures on Geology

      Boston: William Denton, Publisher. 1868. First. First edition. Publisher's red cloth gilt. A small patch of cloth lacking at the crown, corners bumped and a modest crease on the rear board, a very good copy. John A. Roebling's copy, with his bold ownership signature on the front fly. Roebling, among many other things, was a pioneer in the design of wire suspension bridges, and notably the designer of the Brooklyn Bridge. He died in 1869, as the result of injuries sustained while surveying the locations of the giant caissons on which the bridge stood, leaving his son, Washington Roebling, to complete the decade-long construction. The building of the caissons, sunk into the river bed, was entirely dependent on the geology of the region, and one can imagine why Roebling would have been interested in this book. Of particular interest is that someone, most logically John A. Roebling, has made small but detailed drawings on the rear endpapers of the types of joints and braces that might have been used in large scale trestle construction. Incongruously, below the drawings are a few notes about what types of grapes make the best wines. .

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        Leaves From the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands From 1848–1861

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., , 1868. To which are prefixed and added Extracts from the same Journal giving an Account of earlier Visits to Scotland and Tours in England and Ireland and Yachting Excursions. Edited by Arthur Helps. Octavo. Original green pebble-grained morocco presentation binding, gilt panelling and stag's horn replicating that on the standard edition, on bevelled boards, all edges gilt. Engraved frontispiece of Balmoral and one further similar plate. Plates foxed, some foxing else, front hinge a little cracked, externally slightly rubbed and spotted, spine mildly sunned. Second edition, the first published, the previous edition being for private circulation only. This copy inscribed in French by Victoria in the year of publication at Windsor Castle to le Comte de la Jart. Attractively bound presentation copy.

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        The Poetical Works of HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW Complete Edition

      Boston, MA, U.S.A.: TECKNOR AND FIELD, 1868. Book. Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Green cloth cover.Bookplate signed by Henry Wadswoth Longfellow dated 1870 .Signed by author..

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      Bell and Daldy 1868 - ENGLAND; Chromolithographs; Chromolithograph; 4to 11" - 13" tall; iv, 90, [1] pages; Contemp. 3/4 black morocco and marbled bds, gilt; joints, corners and extremities rather rubbed. With 40 chromolitho plates (incl. Additional vignette title. ) Internally moderately toned. A tour of castles and manors of Great Britain, beautifully illustrated in chromolithographic plates. 10 3/4x8 3/4"; 0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Hans Breitmann's Party. With Other Ballads

      Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson and Brothers. (1868). First. First edition. Original wrappers bound into contemporary cloth stamped in gilt: "Collection Du General Read. First Edition of Hans Breitmann's Party Presented by The Author." Cloth worn and torn at the spine, front hinge cracked, very good, internally near fine. Tipped in is an Autograph Letter Signed from Leland dated in 1868 on the stationery of The Press in Philadelphia, presenting the pamphlet to Read. On the verso of the front wrap, Read has written: "This is the first edition of this work which has since become so famous. John Meredith Read, Jr. Paris; 37 Avenue d'Antin, Champs Elysees. Dec. 12th, 1872." Read, the great-grandson of two signers of the Declaration of Independence, and an early supporter of Abraham Lincoln, was named by Lincoln as the country's youngest brigadier-general at age 23, and later served a distinguished career as a diplomat, much of that time as United States Consul-General to France. A nice association copy of this Johnson Highspot, a collection of humorous German-American dialect ballads. .

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        Dr. William Smith's Dictionary of the Bible - [Complete in 4 volumes]

      Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and company (1868-1892) - Description: 4 v. illus. (incl. maps) facsims., diagrs. 24 cm. Subjects: Bible --Dictionaries. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. There is some light, marginal water staining in vols. 2 & 3, which is evident in the top of the title pages and in the top margins of the first 50 or so pages, without affecting any text. An exceptional set, of presentation quality. Scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 6 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Spanish Gypsy

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons,, 1868. A Poem. Octavo. Original bright blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt and with decorative gilt band at head and tail, front cover with central gilt device, covers with panels blocked in blind, ochre endpapers. Housed in a blue morocco-backed box with chemise. Extremities a little rubbed, but a very good copy, the cloth bright and fresh. First edition, based on the expulsion from Spain of the Moors and the Gypsies in the 1490s, inspired by her visit to Spain in December 1866.

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        Rambles of a Naturalist on the Shores and Waters of the China Sea:

      London: John Murray,, 1868. Being Observations Natural History during a Voyage to China, Formosa, Borneo, Singapore, Etc., made in Her Majesty's Vessels in 1866 and 1867. Octavo. Original green sand-grained cloth, title gilt to spine, gilt block of a jellyfish to the upper board, dark green surface-paper endpapers. Engraved frontispiece and 2 other engraved plates, 6 engraved vignetted headpieces, and a text illustration. Ownership inscription of Percy Roycroft Lowe to verso of front free endpaper. Lowe studied medicine at Jesus College, Cambridge, and became curator of birds at the Natural History Museum in the 1920s, he worked with Dorothea Bate on fossil ostriches in China. Somewhat rubbed at the extremities, some chipping at the tail of the spine, short splits to the spine edges, upper hinge starting towards the tail, a little shaken, endpapers slightly foxed, text-block lightly toned, else a very good copy. First edition. "In 1866–7 Collingwood served as surgeon and naturalist on board HMS Rifleman and HMS Serpent on voyages of exploration in the China seas, doing research in marine zoology. Rambles of a Naturalist on the Shores and Waters of the China Seas (1868)—probably his best-known work—was the result of this" (ODNB).

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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]

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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.

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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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