The viaLibri website requires cookies to work properly. You can find more information in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Displayed below are some selected recent viaLibri matches for books published in 1868

        VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION

      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.

      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
 1.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        1868 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY OF A POST CIVIL WAR ERA AKRON OHIO WOMAN

      AKRON OHIO OH 1868 - On offer is the original handwritten 1868 manuscript diary that originally belonged to Mrs. Emily A. Moulton somewhere near Akron Ohio. Historians and collectors of the post-Civil War era will find this diary a treasure trove full of great entries that depict life for a young woman living in Ohio during the mid 19th century. Here are snippets: "March 3rd, It is pleasant but very cold and they begin to go about some. They have broken paths. I went up to Cad's and oh, how deep the snow." "March 22nd, Miserable walking. Alice and I went to church to hear Mr. Fairchild's lecture to the young ladies. He had a crowded house. Mary Allen was baptized. I went to Cad's, carried my clothes to wash. Mrs. Summer's father was buried." "March 25th, A miserable rainy day. It is Shelton's exhibition day, he is in his glory I suppose. I have sewed on my shirt all day. Went to Cad's staid awhile. She is very unwell with a cold." "April 15th, The Erie Railroad disaster occurred. A pleasant but windy day. I went up to Cad's got on a quilt. Mr. M came to tea. After tea I called at Mrs. Yeoman's to ask Sam Compton, Loomis Byrne Sackett, Stephen Comstock and Sarah to invite them to Cad's to quilt." "April 16th, Cad came down this morning got a dispatch Comstock is hurt on the railroad. Mrs. Comstock and brother left this morn to go to him. A terrible windy day. I went up to Cad's to quilt. The ___ all came. We got it off." "April 20th, They got a dispatch Mr. Comstock is failing " "April 30th, Joseph Wilbur Griswold married. Pleasant day. Have been up to Cad's helping her get done with carpet and G. L. came tonight with news that Mrs. Vandrusen died this morn very suddenly and that Jennie Dowd has a babe two weeks old has been married five months." "May 4th, A lovely morn. I attended Mrs. Vandrusen's funeral. Frank had a fit at the graveyard. We went to the grave. Cornelia was up. I stopped at Cad's " "June 20th, A pleasant morn. We left home on the morning train. Got to Henderson. Found Mary, Ella and Howard going to the falls. We took the hack for Brickfield. Got Doc Pope to bring us to Huron. Rode with rain all the way from Tensula (?), a miserable rainy day. We are all at home here." "July 20th, Oh how hot it is. I have got three meals and fussed the rest of the time and helped Hattie on her work. I can run the machine. Sarah came in. The girls went up to Cad's and got butter. Shirley Dowd came yesterday." "August 6th (At this time she's very sick with blood in her bowels) Staid home on the bed all day. Cad slept with me down stairs. I fainted away. Mrs. Hadley called. Sarah has gone to Akron to spent the day." "September 27th, A lovely day. Have traced a little of that yoke (sewing). We all went down to the big falls and around by Cad's home. Got some pansies. L. went to Akron this morn. Says Joe Cornelia got home this eve." "October 17th, Have baked a leg of mutton, fixed doughnuts and ironed. Am tired almost to death. Went up street with Jarlin. Mrs. Brock brought me cloth. Doct came in ." "November 3rd, A bright day. Went to Mrs. Turner to ______. We had an illumination. Made a great display. H. Wm. Aaron left for Missouri. Nellie Knapp was married to day." "December 18th, A lovely day. We went to the school exhibition. Miss. Engle. We were highly entertained. We went up to church and worked til nine. Mrs. Bill brought my bonnet." Many names are mentioned: Turner, Hattie Mize, Fairchild, Hattie Brown, Stover, Charlie Raymond, Butler, Palmer, Peterson, Canfield, Brainerd, Hanford, Hitchcock, Loomis, Harrison, Waite, Lockwood, Comstock, Kellogg, Holbrook, Dr. Clark, Alice Whitley +++. The diary proper is a bit rough for the wear as it's had some water damage adversely affecting a half dozen or so entries. There are approximately 310 entries for the year starting February 1st. The diary measures about 2 ½" x 3 ¾" and also has a separate leather cover that snaps shut. Overall G-. 64mo - up to 3" tall

      [Bookseller: M Benjamin Katz FineBooksRareManuscripts]
 2.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication.

      Orange Judd & Co 1868 - 2 volume set. Orange Judd & Co, 1868, 1st American printing. 8vo. Green cloth with gold lettering. Suitable for a gift. Clean, unmarked pages. Near fine binding and cover. Hardcover. Please see our pictures. (Freeman 879) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
 3.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        La Morte d'Arthur: The History of King Arthur Compiled by Sir Thomas Mallory,

      Edward Moxon and Co., London 1868 - First Conybeare edition. 8vo. xx,414pp. Publisher's brown cloth blocked in black and gilt. Light wear to spine tip and corners else a fine copy. Malory's Morte d'Arthur was first printed by Caxton in 1485, and was followed by five editions during the 16th and 17th centuries, but not thereafter until 1816. Conybeare's edition of "Mallory" (sic) is the first of the abridgments of the Morte d'Arthur and scarce in its own right. Gaines B1. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books, ABAA]
 4.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        L'art romantique

      Paris, Michel Levy frères 1868 - Livre épuisé 18,3 x 12 cm, demi-maroquin noir à coins, plats marbré, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, date en pied, couv. conservées (Laurenchet). Condition : Edition originale. Vol. III des Oeuvres complètes. La couverture, datée de 1869, annonce une notice de Théophile Gautier et un portrait qui ne sont pas présents dans cette édition de 1868. Ex-libris manuscrit "A. Berchez", paraphe p. 31 sinon parfait état intérieur. Ex. bien relié par Laurenchet (restauration à la quatrième de couv.). 250g. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Librairie Faustroll]
 5.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Ornithology and Oology of New England : Containing Full Descriptions of the Birds of New England, and Adjoining States and Provinces, Arranged By a Long-approved Classification and Nomenclature; Together with a Complete History of Their Habits

      Boston, Nichols and Noyes 1868 - Royal quarto. vii, 587 p. front., illus., 27 chromolithographic plates. 24 cm. Bound in early 20th century 3/4 tan leather. Red marbled boards. 5 raised bands. Gilt lettering and tooling to spine. Marbled end pages. TEG. Good binding and cover. Wear to extremities. Small dent to top page end. Clean, unmarked pages. Scattered foxing to early pages. Sabin Edward Augustus Samuels was a Massachusetts naturalist. From 1860 until 1880, he was assistant to the secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture. For several years, he was president of the Massachusetts Fish and Game Protective Association besides following the business of a publisher of musical works. He also developed a process for engraving by photography directly from nature or from a photographic print. This particular title for sale, has technical information is quoted from Spencer F. Baird's works and sparked much interest in bird study. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sequitur Books]
 6.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


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

      Little, Brown, and Company, Boston 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" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meyer Boswell Books, Inc., member ABAA]
 7.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Poetical Sketches. Now first reprinted from the original edition of 1783. Dowden and McLean Copy

      Basil Montagu Pickering, London 1868 - Signature of Edward Dowden [E. Dowden 1872] and Ruari McLean on front endpaper, with a sheet of John Porter Collection inscribed 'Blakes Poetical Sketches BM Add. MS.41896 f.78b 500 copies printed. Edward Dowden's copy.' xiv,96pp., publishers advertisement at front. Neatly recased with new spine (match to the original). Images available on request. Payment: ABE or Paypal (post free) on request.

      [Bookseller: Entaku Bookshop]
 8.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        THE BASE-BALL GUIDE FOR 1868. CONTAINING THE RULES OF THE GAME, WITH OBSERVATIONS ON CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES, "MUFFIN" MATCHES AND THE GAME ON ICE. FULL DIRECTIONS FOR SCORERS, FORMATION OF CLUBS AND SELECTION OF NINES. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AND A LARGE QUANTITY OF OTHER INSTRUCTIVE AND ENTERTAINING MATTER

      Robert M. De Witt (1868), New York - 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. 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
 9.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        LAWS Of The CHEROKEE NATION, Passed During the Years 1839 - 1867, Compiled by Authority of the National Council.

      Missouri Democrat Print, Corner Fourth and Pine Sts., St. Louis: 1868 - Some general binding wear, with 1 cm chip at crown. Lacks ffep. Bookplate, and prior owner annotations to eps. Dampstain, gradually fading, to upper half of first dozen leaves. An About VG copy. Period tan full-sheep binding with red leather title label to spine. 8vo. 9" x 5-3/4". 1st edition (Hargrett 29; Hargrett-Gilcrease, p. 59). xi, [12] - 208 pp (including Index). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
 10.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Flore illustrée de Nice et des Alpes-Maritimes.

      - Iconographie des Orchidées. Nice, Caisson et Mignon, 1868. Folio (356 x 270mm). pp. (8), 83, (3), with 63 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary calf, gilt ornamented spine, sides with gilt borders and blind pressed cornerpieces, gilt edges. The work is dedicated to the Italian botanist Philippe Parlatore. The present copy is an interesting association copy as it was presented by Parlatore to lady Berta Sommier. The fine plates were drawn by Barla, who was director of the natural history museum at Nice. He was a man of independent means and dedicated himself to investigate the fungi and orchids of the South of France. This work on the orchids of the South of France is much rarer than the author's works on fungi and was published in a small edition only. "Cette végétation exceptionelle, doit évidemment sa richesse et sa variété à la configuration topographique, toute particulière, du bassin des Alpes-Maritimes. Dans ce pays favorisé par la nature, croissent la plupart des orchidées de France, d'Italie, d'Allemange, etc." (From the Introduction).Nissen BBI, 78; Stafleu & Cowan Suppl. I, 20.221. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat Junk]
 11.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

      69 - London - Smith, Elder and Co. 1868 - A set of novels from nineteenth-century novelist William Makepeace Thackeray. It is missing one volume but it is the standard cloth so not too hard to find, we had some ourselves very recently. Including The Newcombes (In two volumes), The Four Georges/The English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century, The Christmas Books of Mr M. A. Titmarsh (two volumes),Denis Duval, Lovel the Widower, and Other Stories,The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon Esq. , Vanity Fair (in two volumes), The Book of Snobs and Sketches and Travels in London, The Paris Sketch Book of Mr M. A. Titmarsh and the Memoirs of Mr Charles J. Yellowplush, Catherine: A Story, Little Travels, The Fitz-Boodle Papers and Others, Roundabout Papers from the Cornhill Magazine to Which Is Added The Second Funeral of Napoleon, Burlesques, Ballads and Tales, Esmond, The Irish Sketchbooks/Notes ofA JourneyFrom Cornwall to Cairo, Philip (in two volumes), The Virginians (in two volumes), and Pendennis (in two volumes). During the Victorian era, Thackeray was ranked second only to Charles Dickens. He was able to satirise whole swaths of humanity while retaining a light touch. It also features his most memorable character, the engagingly roguish Becky Sharp. As a result, unlike Thackeray's other novels, it remains popular with the general reading public; it is a standard fixture in university courses and has been repeatedly adapted for movies and television. Illustrated by Richard Doyle and by the author with four hundred and seven plates, collated complete, and numerous otherillustrations in the text. In Thackeray's own day, some commentators, such as Anthony Trollope, ranked his History of Henry Esmond as his greatest work, perhaps because it expressed Victorian values of duty and earnestness, as did some of his other later novels. Twenty-three volumes of twenty-four only. Condition: In green cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally sound, though with some wear to the head and tails of the spines. Some rubbing and bumping also. Internally, binding tender in places. Front hinges strained (front hinges of Vanity Fair Volume I, Pendennis Volume IandIIand The Virginians Volume I failed, with the textblock ofPendennis Volumes IandII and Vanity FairVolume II detached). Pages have some scattered spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
 12.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Fables de la Fontaine avec les Dessins de Gustave Dorè

      Hachette, Paris 1868 - In 4°; Legatura coeva mezza pelle con titolo e dorature, tutti i tagli hanno doratura a specchio; pagine (10)+LX+864+(4) + Ritratto La Fontaine al controfrontespizio + 84 Tavole dei Dorè a piena pagina complete delle relative veline. Testo in cornice a doppio filetto ricco di immagini, di testatine e cul de lamp. L'opera presenta interni eccellenti, assenti anche le normali fioriture, al secondo foglio bianco è presente una dedica in antica ed elegante grafia datata (1871) e firmata. Prima edizione di elevata rarità. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
 13.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Bird&#146;s Eye View of the City and County of San Francisco, 1868&#148; and &#147;Key to Gray and Gifford&#146;s View of San Francisco, 1869&#148;

      San Francisco 1868 - W. Vallace Gray and Charles B. Gifford &#147;Bird&#146;s Eye View of the City and County of San Francisco, 1868&#148; and &#147;Key to Gray and Gifford&#146;s View of San Francisco, 1869&#148; San Francisco: 1868-69 Hand-tinted lithograph 45&#148; x 41 ½&#148; framed This view was drawn and lithographed by Charles B. Gifford and published in collaboration with W. Vallace Gray. Charles B. Gifford was a prominent artist whom created many Bay Area views during the 1860s, but little biographical information about him exists. The vantage point of this bird&#146;s eye view of San Francisco is from the southeast looking out towards the Pacific Ocean, showing the continuous rows of business blocks lining the streets west of Yerba Buena Cove. Ships crowd the San Francisco waterfront. The landscape towards the Pacific Ocean is bleak and barren, but with the settlement of title claims in the outside lands, Golden Gate Park would begin to take shape. Frederick Law Olmsted had prepared a plan for a system of parks for San Francisco that was rejected in 1866, but in 1870 the city purchased the land for the park and hired William Hammond Hall to plan its 1,013 acres. A numbered map key showing 124 points of interest was published with this view, and includes landmarks such as churches, schools, cemeteries and merchant trade buildings.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
 14.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        INFELICIA.

      London - Paris - New York: 1868 - Frontis of Menken. Facsimile of Dickens' "letter", which is actually comprised of portions from 2 letters Dickens sent Menken [cf. LETTERS, v. 11]. Cuts as head- tailpieces. Dickens knew Menken through her 1864 performances at Astley's, during which time she was accepted by the London Bohemian crowd, holding 'literary salons' at her suite at the Westminster Palace Hotel. Her aspirations toward literature resulted in this modest volume of poetry, which she decicated to "Charles Dickens", a gesture the Inimitable accepted with 'great pleasure'. This particular copy comes from a prominent Detroit businessman's collection, gathered in the 1920s, and only now, 90 years later, coming onto the market. Spine sunned to a mellow golden tan. A handsome VG+ copy. Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG. Original publisher's green cloth binding bound-in at rear. Sq 12mo. 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". 1st edition thus (Gimbel B295), i.e., with the lithographic plate reproducing Dicken's letter. This copy SIGNED by Dickens, in blue ink, on the original ffep, "Faithfully yours / Charles Dickens [fourish]". [5], v, 141, [1] pp. Binder's blanks at front & rear. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA]
 15.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Handwritten Envelope

      Milwaukee, 1868. unbound. This envelope measures 3.25 x 5.5 inches and is addressed completely in Custer&#39;s hand to his wife, incorporating his full signature: "Mrs. General G.A. Custer, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas." The envelope bears a three-cent stamp with written cancellation markings: "Milwaukee 23 /12 / 68," less than one month after Custer participated in the massacre of Black Kettle&#39;s Southern Cheyenne camp. Very good(+) condition, with exceptional contrast and a rough left edge from opening. United States Army officer and Cavalry commander in the American Civil War and The Indian Wars.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
 16.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Saint Pauls. 6 Vols

      Strahan & Co., Publishers 1868 - Hardback, Acceptable, stains on pages, rough pages [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Asano Bookshop]
 17.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        BRITISH SPORTS AND PASTIMES

      1868. 1868. London: Virtue & Co., 1868. Original bright green cloth. First Edition of this collection of eight pieces on outdoor "sports and pastimes" -- namely horse-racing, hunting, shooting (birds), fishing, yachting, rowing, alpine climbing and cricket. All had appeared, between December 1867 and August 1868, in Saint Paul&#39;s Magazine, of which Trollope was editor. Trollope himself wrote only the piece "On Hunting" (as well as the Preface for this book); two of the others, "On Rowing" and "On Alpine Climbing," were by Leslie Stephen -- father of Virginia Woolf.~"No other item in Trollopiana appears in so many different clothes without the indication of there having been earlier issues" [Sadleir]; this was due in part to the fact that Virtue & Co. soon went under and its books were bought out by Strahan & Co., which in turn was bought out by Daldy, Isbister & Co. This, however, is a copy from the first issue, with a Virtue & Co. title page dated 1868 and with "Virtue & Co." at the foot of the spine. Condition is very good to near-fine (very slight wear at the extremities, endpapers cracking). Sadleir (TROLLOPE) P4.

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman ]
 18.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Kunst- und Buchantiquariat Graphem]
 19.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        [CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT COPY OF THE THIRD MEDICINE LODGE TREATY OF 1867, BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND THE SOUTHERN CHEYENNE AND ARAPAHO TRIBES]

      [Washington? 1868].. 21pp. manuscript document on the recto of folio leaves of ruled paper. Text of treaty begins on final leaf and works forward to the presidential attestation which is written on the top leaf. Some edge wear and tears, mostly confined to the first and final leaves. Exterior leaves with some soiling as well, but generally quite clean, neat, and easily readable. In very good condition overall. In a half morocco box. A contemporary manuscript copy of a treaty of prime importance in the history of relations between the United States government and the Indian tribes of the trans- Mississippi West. The Medicine Lodge treaties, signed in October 1867, were an attempt to quell conflict between the Army and the tribes of the southern Plains. Though violence between the U.S. Army and the Plains Indians would continue after the Medicine Lodge treaties, the treaties "marked a fundamental turning point in the history of U.S. Indian policy" (Metcalf). The Medicine Lodge treaties strongly advocated a system of assimilating Indians into white society, a policy that would remain in place for decades. The United States opened the negotiations that eventually led to the Medicine Lodge Treaty (actually a series of three treaties with various tribes) out of a desire to control and relocate several southern Plains tribes, including the Southern Arapaho, Kiowa, Comanche, Plains Apache, and Southern Cheyenne. On June 20, 1867 the Congress established the Indian Peace Commission to negotiate with Plains Indians that were warring with the United States. Eventually the two sides met at Medicine Lodge, some seventy miles south of Fort Larned, Kansas. The three Medicine Lodge treaties were signed with a number of tribes on October 21 and October 28, 1867. The present manuscript is a contemporary copy of the third Medicine Lodge treaty, made between the United States and the Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. The first article of the treaty proclaims an end to "all war between the parties to this agreement." The United States pledges: "if bad men among the whites or among other people subject to the authority of the United States, shall commit any wrong upon the person or property of the Indians, the United States will...cause the offender to be arrested and punished according to the laws of the United States and also reimburse the injured person for the loss sustained." The Cheyenne and Arapaho pledge to apprehend malefactors who commit crimes against American citizens, and to deliver them to government authorities to be tried and punished according to American laws. Other articles delineate reservation lands to be set aside for the tribes, guarantee at least 160 acres of tillable land per Indian, promise to build warehouses and storerooms for the goods belonging to Indians, and designate agents to work with them. As part of the civilizing program, schoolhouses would be built, and under Article VII the Indians would be required to send their male and female children between the ages of six and sixteen to school. The government in turn would provide one teacher for each thirty Indian students. Other articles provide for physicians, blacksmiths, millers, carpenters, etc., all of which would theoretically instruct and "civilize" the tribes. In Article XI: "...in consideration of the advantages and benefits conferred by this treaty and the many pledges of friendship by the United States, the tribes who are parties to this agreement hereby stipulate that they will relinquish all right to occupy permanently the territory outside of their reservation as herein defined but they reserve the right to hunt on any lands south of the Arkansas so long as the buffalo may range thereon in such numbers as to justify the chase, and no white settlements shall be permitted on any part of the lands contained in the old reservation as defined by the treaty [of 1865] made between the United States and the Cheyenne, Arapahoe, and Apache tribes...." The text concludes with the secretarial signatures of the American representatives (including General Alfred Terry) and twenty-two representatives of the Cheyenne and Arapaho. The final page of the document (here bound on top) is the manuscript attestation to the treaty by President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William Seward. In the end the United States Congress failed to ratify the Medicine Lodge treaties for several years, "and in the interim those amenable Indian bands that did try to move into the designated reservations were left without sustenance and were often attacked by army patrols who found it too difficult to track down actual hostiles" (Metcalf). A contemporary manuscript copy of a most important treaty between the United States and southern Plains tribes, attempting to quell violence between the two sides by putting the Indians on reservations and taking steps to "civilize" them. P. Richard Metcalf, "Medicine Lodge, Treaty of" in Howard R. Lamar (editor), THE NEW ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN WEST (New Haven, 1998), pp.689-90.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 20.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Document Signed as President

      Washington, 1868. unbound. 1 page, 10 x 8 inches, Washington, May 25, 1868. This important partly printed document extended the treaty whereby the United States recognized the sovereignty of the North German Confederation and Chancellor Otto von Bismarck to further include the German State Wurttemberg. In full: "I hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of State to affix the Seal of the United States to...a full power authorizing W. George Bancroft to conclude and sign a treaty for the accepting of the government of Wurttemberg to the treaty between the United States and the North German Confederation signed on the 22nd of February last, dated this day, and signed by me: an for so doing this shall be his warrant." Small closed tear along one of the horizontal folds near the signature; uneven toning; light chipping and fraying at the edges. Very good(-) condition. Modern historians suggest that American recognition of the North German Confederation in 1867 served as an encouragement for Bismarck in his consolidation of the German States in 1871.

      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
 21.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        CONTEMPORARY MANUSCRIPT COPY OF THE THIRD MEDICINE LODGE TREATY OF 1867, BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND THE SOUTHERN CHEYENNE AND ARAPAHO TRIBES].

      [Washington? 1868]. - 21pp. manuscript document on the recto of folio leaves of ruled paper. Text of treaty begins on final leaf and works forward to the presidential attestation which is written on the top leaf. Some edge wear and tears, mostly confined to the first and final leaves. Exterior leaves with some soiling as well, but generally quite clean, neat, and easily readable. In very good condition overall. In a half morocco box. A contemporary manuscript copy of a treaty of prime importance in the history of relations between the United States government and the Indian tribes of the trans- Mississippi West. The Medicine Lodge treaties, signed in October 1867, were an attempt to quell conflict between the Army and the tribes of the southern Plains. Though violence between the U.S. Army and the Plains Indians would continue after the Medicine Lodge treaties, the treaties "marked a fundamental turning point in the history of U.S. Indian policy" (Metcalf). The Medicine Lodge treaties strongly advocated a system of assimilating Indians into white society, a policy that would remain in place for decades. The United States opened the negotiations that eventually led to the Medicine Lodge Treaty (actually a series of three treaties with various tribes) out of a desire to control and relocate several southern Plains tribes, including the Southern Arapaho, Kiowa, Comanche, Plains Apache, and Southern Cheyenne. On June 20, 1867 the Congress established the Indian Peace Commission to negotiate with Plains Indians that were warring with the United States. Eventually the two sides met at Medicine Lodge, some seventy miles south of Fort Larned, Kansas. The three Medicine Lodge treaties were signed with a number of tribes on October 21 and October 28, 1867. The present manuscript is a contemporary copy of the third Medicine Lodge treaty, made between the United States and the Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. The first article of the treaty proclaims an end to "all war between the parties to this agreement." The United States pledges: "if bad men among the whites or among other people subject to the authority of the United States, shall commit any wrong upon the person or property of the Indians, the United States will.cause the offender to be arrested and punished according to the laws of the United States and also reimburse the injured person for the loss sustained." The Cheyenne and Arapaho pledge to apprehend malefactors who commit crimes against American citizens, and to deliver them to government authorities to be tried and punished according to American laws. Other articles delineate reservation lands to be set aside for the tribes, guarantee at least 160 acres of tillable land per Indian, promise to build warehouses and storerooms for the goods belonging to Indians, and designate agents to work with them. As part of the civilizing program, schoolhouses would be built, and under Article VII the Indians would be required to send their male and female children between the ages of six and sixteen to school. The government in turn would provide one teacher for each thirty Indian students. Other articles provide for physicians, blacksmiths, millers, carpenters, etc., all of which would theoretically instruct and "civilize" the tribes. In Article XI: ".in consideration of the advantages and benefits conferred by this treaty and the many pledges of friendship by the United States, the tribes who are parties to this agreement hereby stipulate that they will relinquish all right to occupy permanently the territory outside of their reservation as herein defined but they reserve the right to hunt on any lands south of the Arkansas so long as the buffalo may range thereon in such numbers as to justify the chase, and no white settlements shall be permitted on any part of the lands contained in the old reservation as defined by the treaty [of 1865] made between the United States and the Cheyenne, Arapahoe, and Apache tribes." The text concludes with the secretar

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 22.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        The Woman's Kingdom: A Love Story

      Harper & Brothers. Hardcover. (Hardcover - 1868 ) Acceptable Condition. no dust jacket, edge/cover wear/rubbing, note top front fly leaf, bottom/top spine tear, corner bump, small brown spots/stain/age spots on numerous pages/end papers. Same Or Next Day Shipping! "The Woman's Kingdom: A Love Story" Biblio . Fair. 1868.

      [Bookseller: Jemi Books]
 23.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Nine Years on the North-West Frontier of India,

      London: Richard Bentley,, 1868. from 1854 to 1863. Octavo. Original brick red pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to spine with elaborate fan devices gilt head and tail, intricate concentric panels in gilt and black to front board, centred on a gilt Star of India device, motto "Heaven&#39;s Light our Guide", blind panelling to rear board, all edges gilt, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. Engraved frontispiece by Bartlett after R. Young of Kosciusko&#39;s Tomb at West Point. A little rubbed and soiled, title page a little creased and with short splits, repaired, in the tail margin, light browning, overall a very good copy. First edition, this in some sort of prize issue, with a school prize inscription to the front free endpaper, elaborated cloth decorations, gilt edges, and the addition of an entirely irrelevant frontispiece. Cotton arrived in India as a cornet without purchase in the 22nd Light Dragoons, becoming lieutenant in 1812. On the disbandment of the regiment he was placed on half-pay but continued to serve in India as a-d-c to Major-General Hare at Bangalore. In 1822 he purchased a company in the Buffs and served as a-d-c to Lord Combermere, Commander-in-Chief in India. Subsequently he was appointed major in the 41st in Burma, later transferring to the 28th in New South Wales. He returned to Bombay with his regiment in time to hear of the disasters in the Khyber Pass, but they were unable to take the field due to an outbreak of cholera. When the 28th was ordered home in 1848 Cotton effected an exchange with Colonel Pennefeather of the 22nd in order to remain in India. In 1853 he commanded a combined force raised in the aftermath of the murder of Colonel Mackesay at Peshawar, proceeding to the Kohat Pass and successfully suppressing the rising. In the same year he commanded the 22nd in a force under Boileau against the Boree Afridis and in 1854 commanded a force of 4,500 against the Mohmands. Exchanging again in 1854, this time to the 10th, he was commanding as brigadier in the Peshawar Valley at the time of the outbreak of the Mutiny. Presented with the opportunity to demonstrate his abilities at a higher level of command he rose to the occasion, forcefully disarming the native infantry, securing the passage of the Indus, and blowing several traitorous sepoys from cannons. Lord Lawrence described him as "the right man for the place." After the worst of the disturbances were over Cotton lead the expedition against the fanatical colony at Sittana. He became major-general in 1858, colonel of the 10th in 1863, lieutenant-general in 1866, and succeeded Sir John Pennefeather as governor of Chelsea Hospital in 1872 two years before his death. DNB describes him as an officer "whose knowledge of India was exceptionally great, and who possessed in a remarkable degree the confidence of his soldiers", commending the present work for its insight and Cotton for his efforts in pointing out abuses and "in every possible way [working] to ameliorate the condition of the British soldier in India." Riddick, however, remarks that "Cotton was cynical, cantankerous, and narrow in vision. His memoirs crustily crab at civilian officials who failed to give the army total military and political control of the frontier and denied the wisdom of his thinking." before conceding that Nine Years reflects the "courage and defiance required during the Indian Mutiny" and reveals "tactical and military thought of brilliance which later proved valid."

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 24.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Yosemite: Its Wonders and Its Beauties

      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.Publisherís 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

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, LLC ]
 25.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        Linda Tressel

      Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1868. First edition . Hardcover. Very Good. A Very Good copy the first edition, first printing, with Volume I and Volume II together in a single volume of three-quarter blue leather with complementary boards, spine lined and lettered in gilt, the boards lined in gilt, and the closed page block&#39;s upper edge gilded as well. Notably, this copy is distinct from the 1879 (or perhaps 1880 per Sadleir) two-volumes-in-one reissue of the first edition sheets noted by Sadleir, in that it is complete with both half-titles and with both title pages, with each title page declaring the novel to be "IN TWO VOLUMES". With respect to the two-volumes-in-one reissue of the remaining first edition sheets, Sadleir stated that "... no new single title page was printed for this issue" and that the original title pages were retained. However, every copy of the 1879 reissue that we have seen, and every such copy of which we have knowledge, has included a new title page that declares it to be a "Two Volumes in One" edition and, in each such copy, both half titles have been dropped. While this copy has been trimmed, it constitutes either the first issuance of the first edition sheets rebound together or the later reissue thereof in a format which, to the best or our knowledge, has not been seen before. Linda Tressel was part of an experiment by Trollope to determine whether the public were buying his books because of his fame, or because of the quality of the writing. The first edition did not sell well. Trollope had tried the same experiment with Nina Balatka which also failed to sell well and was likewise then published in a remainder issue, although with Trollope&#39;s name on the title page. The experiment, however, had a major flaw. Trollope did his best work when focused on England, especially when focused on the English Gentry, and when writing longer works painted on a broad landscape. Linda Tressel, a relatively short novel for Trollope, was set in Nuremberg and dealt with persons far less than prosperous. Perhaps in consequence, the story lacks the flavor of Trollope&#39;s other works. The third volume in the planned series, The Golden Lion of Granpere, was published under Trollope&#39;s name (the publisher not wanting to put out yet a third book by Trollope that was virtually certain to fail). It, too, being set outside of England, failed to sell well. The two volume first edition of Linda Tressel is one of Trollope&#39;s rarer books. Sadleir speculates that not many copies were published and states that the book is extremely rare in its original first edition form and only a little less rare in the reissue format. A Very Good copy of a rare Trollope title.

      [Bookseller: Allington Antiquarian Books, LLC]
 26.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Walt Whitman Signed Check

      Walt Whitman Signed CheckWHITMAN, Walt. Walt Whitman Signed Check. [New York: 1868].(Measures 2 5/8 x 7 3/4 inches). Dated January 3, 1868. Filled out in another hand and signed by W.C. & F.P. Church (Publishers) payable to Whitman for $100.00. Endorsed on the reverse in black ink by Whitman. In very good condition with several vertical folds, cancellation cut to center, scattered light toning and soiling and a revenue stamp affixed to the front. This is Whitman\'s requested price for articles written by Whitman for Church.HBS 67044.$2,750

      [Bookseller: Heritage Book Shop, LLC ]
 27.   Check availability:     ABAA     Link/Print  


        The geography of Ceylon. Seventh thousand

      Colombo: printed for the Christian Vernacular Education Society. 1868. "12mo, pp. 30; engraved title page; original stiff blue pictorial wrappers; spined ends cracked, else very good. Despite the title, this small pamphlet covers not only the geography of the island of what is now the country of Sir Lanka, but also the people, commerce, and government. One copy in OCLC as of June, 2014, at the NYPL."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
 28.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        The Earthly Paradise

      Complete 8-volume set. Full limp vellum with gilt spine lettering and two linen ties per volume. 193pp, 121pp, 169pp, 137pp, 241pp, 217pp, 203pp, 186pp. Engraved title page. Very good. Occasional faint age toning to vellum and bit of faint soiling to rear pastedowns (only), but overall tight, quite handsome and internally fine. Spectacular copy of the "Kelmscott Press Edition" (actually the fourth edition and third English edition), Morris&#39;s book-length epic nod to Icelandic sagas, first published in 1868. This was the last title published by his hugely influential Kelmscott Press during his lifetime, and it&#39;s a superb example of the Arts and Crafts tradition. Very scarce. LEMIRE A-4.17.

      [Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, AB]
 29.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        L&#39;HOMME QUI RIT. NOUVELLE EDITION ILLUSTREE; DESSINS DE MM. G. ROCHEGROSSE ET D. VIERGE

      Paris: Eugene Hugues No date but vignette on the back dated 1868. Original wraps bound in, spine kept and bound in at rear. Front wrapper with chipped edges. Recent rebind in half burgundy cloth and mottled paper boards. Simple lettering in gilt to spine. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. A tight and square binding. This edition limited to 15 numbered copies on Japon paper. This copy is No. 4. Illustrated with in-text illustrations, full plates, and another series of plates, 10 on different paper, followed by 10 of the same plates but hand coloured. A fine copy. . Hardcover. Very Good +. 4to.

      [Bookseller: Karol Krysik Books, IOBA]
 30.   Check availability:     IOBABooks     Link/Print  


        Distracções metricas do Visconde de Azevedo, por elle dedicadas ao seu particular amigo o Snr. José Gomes Monteiro.

      Porto, Typ. Particular do Visconde de Azevedo, 1868. - vii, 276 pp. [2 quires signed 8, not a repeat of the text]. 8° (in 2's), contemporary quarter crimson morocco (some wear to sides), spine richly gilt,with raised bands in five compartments, marbled endleaves, edges sprinkled red. Light foxing toward end. Overall in fine condition. Half-title inscription from the author to António Cardoso da Silva Júnior. ---- FIRST EDITION, with translations of Virgil's @Bucolics as well as an original tragedy and numerous poems. @[bold] It was printed on the Visconde de Azevedo's private press in a very limited edition?40 copies?for distribution to the author's friends.@ Camilo Castelo Branco considered this translation of Virgil the best done in Portuguese to date.The first Visconde de Azevedo (1809-1876), always an avid bibliophile, preferred working in his library to participating in the tumultuous politics of nineteenth-century Portugal. He wrote a vast number of books and articles on literary criticism and history, as well as dramas and poetry. He also collected much material for the @Diccionário bibliographico português: "Do muito que o @Diccionario lhe deve em informações e esclarecimentos por elle subministrados, tem dado e continuarão a dar honroso testemunho as multiplicadas paginas em que essas noticias foram, e serão ainda aproveitadas" (Innocêncio IX, 322).The Visconde's magnificent library was left to his cousin, the second Conde de Samodães, and was later sold in one of the most important Portuguese book auctions ever conducted (1921-22).@Provenance: António Cardoso da Silva Júnior, 2º Visconde de Godim.---- Innocêncio II, 421; IX, 321. @Grande enciclopedia III, 914-15. Palha 916: giving the imprint as Porto, 1861 (but the dedication is dated 1868). NUC: MH, DLC-P4. Not located in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
 31.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Tree and Serpent Worship:

      London: India Museum, W.H. Allen and Co.,, 1868. or Illustrations of Mythology and Art in India in the First and Fourth Centuries after Christ. From the Sculptures of the Buddhist Topes at Sanchi and Amravati. Prepared under the Authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council. Folio (334 × 240 mm). Publisher&#39;s red half hard-grain morocco on green sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, neatly rebacked with the original spine laid down, large Naga Raja disk gilt to the upper board, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Lithographic decorative title after a drawing of the northern gateway at Sanchi by Lieut--Col. Maisey and 40 other similar plates after Maisey, 57 mounted albumen prints by W. Griggs and Lieut. Waterhouse, 2 of them across two pages, a double-page coloured plan, a full-page tinted map, and numerous wood-engravings to the text. Joints and spine ends professionally repaired. Mild mottling to boards, text block occasionally lightly browned, some spotting and marginal finger-soiling, some of the albumen prints a little pale as often, but overall about very good. First edition, this copy with the bookplate of Edward Burne-Jones, and also of his former schoolfriend, Wilfred Lucas Heeley of the Indian Civil Service. While Burne-James seems not to have been in any way influenced by Indian art, a serpentine theme certainly can be detected running through his work, famously in his The Doom Fulfilled (Perseus slaying the Sea Serpent); in the windows of St. Margaret&#39;s, Rottingdean; and his "portrait" of Sidonia von Bork with her robe patterned with "branching and knotted snakes, black upon the golden stuff"; but most suggestively the pencil sketch Serpent Women around Globe at the Art Institute of Chicago (The Leonora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection, 1922.1121) which seems to refer to the various serpent discs discussed in the present work. Although the book has been described as "fanciful" (David Boyd Haycock in ODNB), it remains an important record, and is a superb example of an early photographically illustrated book involving three of the key players in the development of the form. James Fergusson (1808&#150;1886), was one of Victorian Britain&#39;s most prominent architectural historians, respected by Ruskin, and the dedicatee of Schliemann&#39;s great work Tiryns, as "the historian of architecture, eminent alike for his knowledge of art and for the original genius which he has applied to the solution of some of its most difficult problems". However, he had no university education and began his career working for the family firm of Fairlie, Fergusson & Co. in Calcutta, before going into business as an indigo planter, he quickly made his fortune "and was able to retire, and as &#39;an expert draughtsman with a camera-lucida&#39; he explored India &#39;chiefly on a camel&#39;s back, from end to end and from side to side&#39; exploring the rock-cut temples of Ajanta, Ellora, and elsewhere" (ODNB). In 1866, he was preparing a display on Indian architecture for the 1867 Paris Exhibition, and was looking for sculptures, or architectural fragments, to cast "to draw attention &#133; [and] give some character" to his exhibition of photographs. He was "not a little astonished" to discover that " large collection of marbles" from Amravanti Tope - a site that he had "thought it well worth [making] a voyage to India specially for the purpose of exploring" - were stored for their preservation in the coach-house of the India Museum at Leadenhall Street (Preface). So he set to work on a monograph describing the site, and to this end the pieces were photographed by William Griggs, the Museum photographer, and inventor of the photolithographic process by which many of the plates in the present work were produced. In the course of his researches on the subject, Fergusson then uncovered "a beautiful series of drawings" of Sanchi Tope in the Indian Office library, at the same time receiving " a set of photographs" of the same monument from Lieut. James Waterhouse, which lead him to reconsider the form of the book, expanding it to combine the accounts of the two monuments. Waterhouse, whose images of Sanchi Tope arrived so serendipitously, went on to become President of the Royal Photographic Society 1905-6, having been awarded the Society&#39;s Progress Medal in 1891 for his work on dye sensitising; and Griggs&#39; pioneering work in chromophotolithography, and with the half-tone and collotype processes lead to him being obituarized by the Printer&#39;s Register as "that venerable craft father of ours". An interesting work with an extremely appealing provenance.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
 32.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        George Cruikshank Original Drawings. Including original Watercolor of the Rowfant library

      Very Good. 1868. Full Ruled Blue Morocco. Five matted sketches of pencil and/or pen and ink together with one watercolor: including original frontispiece for Frederick Locker-Lampson&#39;s Rowfant Library Catalog done in 1868 & entitled "Fairy Connoisseurs Inspecting A depiction of Mr. Frederick Locker&#39;s Collection of Drawings: The watercolor "portrays tiny fairy-like beings looking at the drawings by Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Rembrandt, and other old masters;" original pencil sketch from the novel Jack Sheppard; A Parisian Republican Guard pencil sketch; a pen & ink of a guillotine polytechnic class. Gilt inner dentelles; moire silk pastedowns and fly-sheets. ; square quarto; Signed by Artist .

      [Bookseller: Virginia Book Shop, Inc.]
 33.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        English Reprints

      London: 1868-1880. 30 vols. in 20, a complete set bound in half brown morocco, gilt tops, the Easton Neston set in fine condition. "English Reprints" (1868Ð1880), by which an accurate text of the works of many English authors, formerly only accessible in more expensive editions, was placed within reach of the general public. Among the thirty volumes of the series were Stephen Gosson&#39;s School of Abuse, Roger Ascham&#39;s Toxophilus, Tottel&#39;s Miscellany, and Robert Naunton&#39;s Fragmenta Regalia. An important collection of early English texts rarely found complete.

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
 34.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Hand Atlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude. Erste Ausgabe 1817 - Jubel Ausgabe 1867.

      Gotha, Perthes, 1868.. 38,5 x 47 cm. 1 Bl. Mit gestoch. Titel und 88 (statt 83) grenzkolor. bzw. farblithogr. Karten. OHLdr.. Espenhorst, PP, 2.1.1.1.5 (b) und Espenhorst, AS, S. 76. - "Jubiläumsauflage (50 Jahre seit Beginn), neun Karten in mehrfarbigem Steindruck" (Espenhorst, AS). "This edition continued to be produced until 1874, and is therefore of special interest to collectors because of the many changes in political boundaries that occurred after 1866 as a result of the unification of Italy and Germany. ... All of these changes were quickly incorporated into the STIELER" (Espenhorst, PP, S. 250 und 251). - Es sind 3 Karten mit 4 Blatt Text zusätzlich eingebunden "Die politische Neu-Gestaltung von Nord-Deutschland im Jahre 1866". Desweiteren ist zusätzlich eingebunden "Deutschland. Übersicht der Staaten des Deutschen Bundes" und eine zweite Version der Karte "Nord-Östliches Deutschland". - Der Einband beschabt und bestoßen, der Rücken leicht lädiert. Das weiße Blatt vorne mit Fehlstelle, teils leicht stockfleckig. - Erweitertes Exemplar der Jubiläumsausgabe. Selten.

      [Bookseller: Peter Bierl Buch- & Kunstantiquariat]
 35.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        The Idylls of the King, Enid, Vivien, Elaine, Guinevere, illustrated by Gustave Dor&#142;. [With] Steel-engraved proof for a plate to Vivien, signed by Dor&#142;, Tennyson, & John Sadler (the engraver)

      London: Edward Moxon, 1868. Large folio, viii, 107, v, 84, v, 49, v, 41pp. Portrait frontispiece and 36 fine, crisp steel engravings, occasional spotting. PublisherÕs elaborately gilt pictorial blue cloth, a.e.g., recased, a little worn but still bright and very attractive. Mounted proof on India paper is signed beneath the image in pencil by Tennyson, Dor&#142;, & John Sadler. Image measures 244 by 182 mm. First edition thus. A handsome copy of one of the finest of Dor&#142;Õs engraved works, here accompanied by a signed India-proof of the plate depicting VivienÕs seduction of Merlin by the forest of Broceliande. The proof was originally issued in 1867 in a portfolio of illustrations to Vivien. Though virtually identical to the plate reproduced both in the separate edition of Vivien (1867) and in this first collected edition, the proof contains a few variations including a faint engraved caption above the image with the date 1867. Moxon was the only publisher ever to commission steel engravings from Dor&#142;. The illustrations that resulted are justly celebrated for capturing the drama and sensuality of TennysonÕs courtly romance in dramatic black and white. [Malan, Gustave Dor&#142;, pp.97-103; Ray, Art of the French Illustrated Book, 250].

      [Bookseller: John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller]
 36.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        Nine Years on the North-West Frontier of India, from 1854 to 1863.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1868 - Octavo. Original brick red pebble-grained cloth, title gilt to spine with elaborate fan devices gilt head and tail, intricate concentric panels in gilt and black to front board, centred on a gilt Star of India device, motto "Heaven's Light our Guide", blind panelling to rear board, all edges gilt, pale cream surface-paper endpapers. A little rubbed and soiled, title page a little creased and with short splits, repaired, in the tail margin, light browning, overall a very good copy. Engraved frontispiece by Bartlett after R. Young of Kosciusko's Tomb at West Point. First edition, this in some sort of prize issue, with a school prize inscription to the front free endpaper, elaborated cloth decorations, gilt edges, and the addition of an entirely irrelevant frontispiece. Cotton arrived in India as a cornet without purchase in the 22nd Light Dragoons, becoming lieutenant in 1812. On the disbandment of the regiment he was placed on half-pay but continued to serve in India as a-d-c to Major-General Hare at Bangalore. In 1822 he purchased a company in the Buffs and served as a-d-c to Lord Combermere, Commander-in-Chief in India. Subsequently he was appointed major in the 41st in Burma, later transferring to the 28th in New South Wales. He returned to Bombay with his regiment in time to hear of the disasters in the Khyber Pass, but they were unable to take the field due to an outbreak of cholera. When the 28th was ordered home in 1848 Cotton effected an exchange with Colonel Pennefeather of the 22nd in order to remain in India. In 1853 he commanded a combined force raised in the aftermath of the murder of Colonel Mackesay at Peshawar, proceeding to the Kohat Pass and successfully suppressing the rising. In the same year he commanded the 22nd in a force under Boileau against the Boree Afridis and in 1854 commanded a force of 4,500 against the Mohmands. Exchanging again in 1854, this time to the 10th, he was commanding as brigadier in the Peshawar Valley at the time of the outbreak of the Mutiny. Presented with the opportunity to demonstrate his abilities at a higher level of command he rose to the occasion, forcefully disarming the native infantry, securing the passage of the Indus, and blowing several traitorous sepoys from cannons. Lord Lawrence described him as "the right man for the place." After the worst of the disturbances were over Cotton lead the expedition against the fanatical colony at Sittana. He became major-general in 1858, colonel of the 10th in 1863, lieutenant-general in 1866, and succeeded Sir John Pennefeather as governor of Chelsea Hospital in 1872 two years before his death. DNB describes him as an officer "whose knowledge of India was exceptionally great, and who possessed in a remarkable degree the confidence of his soldiers", commending the present work for its insight and Cotton for his efforts in pointing out abuses and "in every possible way [working] to ameliorate the condition of the British soldier in India." Riddick, however, remarks that "Cotton was cynical, cantankerous, and narrow in vision. His memoirs crustily crab at civilian officials who failed to give the army total military and political control of the frontier and denied the wisdom of his thinking." before conceding that Nine Years reflects the "courage and defiance required during the Indian Mutiny" and reveals "tactical and military thought of brilliance which later proved valid." Not in Ladendorf or Taylor, Riddick 203. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
 37.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        CONFIDENCES ET REVELATIONS

      Editeur - PARIS, DELAHAYS - 1868Première édition - Comment on devient sorcier - Portrait photographique par Mieusement contrecollé en frontispice - Autobiographie, suivi de 16 expériences inventées et exécutées pendant les représentations, décrites et illustrées chacune par une gravure - Demi - reliure cuir noir, plats marbrés, dos lisse orné de filets dorés - Coins un peu frottés, , quelques rousseurs - Bon exemplaire 440 pages, 23 cm, relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Livres 113]
 38.   Check availability:     maremagnum.com     Link/Print  


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

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

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
 39.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  


        San Francisco 1849

      W.H. Jones, San Francisco 1868 - Tintstone lithograph, printed by G. H. Jones & Co. of San Francisco. A few skillfully repaired tears. A large, striking view of San Francisco just prior to the Gold Rush, published in San Francisco An important and rare San Francisco view: this fine and rare lithograph depicts the city only months before the great increase in population brought about by the Gold Rush. "A wide-ranging portrait of San Francisco, crisply rendered by the artist Henry Firks, is provided in this important view of the city.the view delineates the main features of the newly laid-out town: its favorable location on a wide bay; the hilly terrain affording lookout points; the low commercial structures lining the shore; the residential buildings of various make, some substantial, most not; and the large amount of shipping accommodated by the harbor. At the right is the Pacific Ocean entrance to the harbor, already known as the Golden Gate. Flush with the right-hand margin of the arched view is Yerba Buena Island, preserving San Francisco's original name. Firks' rendering is the source of numerous other views of San Francisco looking north on Montgomery Street to Telegraph Hill" (Deák). Baird and Evans record eight issues of this lithograph: this is the fifth issue, the third to be published in San Francisco. In California on Stone, Harry T. Peters comments: "Firks was the artist of one of the best-known early San Francisco views." The view was an exciting enough find in 1943 for Goodspeed's Bookshop to illustrate the lithograph in one of its catalogs with the tag-line "Here it is." Henry Firks was a painter and lithographer known primarily for his images of California during the mid-nineteenth century. His works are held by the Bancroft Library, California Society of Pioneers, and the University of California. State v of viii, the key index has been expanded to 50 from the original 46. Baird & Evans 8ei; Reps 314; Deak, 584.

      [Bookseller: Donald A. Heald Rare Books (ABAA)]
 40.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        LAS RUINAS DE PALMIRA O MEDITACION SOBRE LAS REVOLUCIONES DE LOSIMPERIOS (DOS TOMOS EN UN VOLUMEN)

      - 1868, Barcelona,Casa Editorial de Jose Codina, 356 paginas tomo II, 549 paginas tomo II, ilustraciones, 25x17, mancha de tinta en canto, sello anterior propietario, cubiertas originales en tapa dura en mal estado, 1200 gramos, texto buen estado

      [Bookseller: Libreria 7 Soles]
 41.   Check availability:     IberLibro     Link/Print  


        Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication in 2 volumes

      JOHN MURRAY, 1868-01-01. Hardcover. Good.

      [Bookseller: Schwabe Books]
 42.   Check availability:     Biblio     Link/Print  


        A NARRATIVE OF THE CRUELTIES INFLICTED UPON FRIENDS OF NORTH CAROLINA YEARLY MEETING DURING THE YEARS 1861 TO 1865, IN CONSEQUENCE OF THEIR FAITHFULNESS TO THE CHRISTIAN VIEW OF THE UNLAWFULNESS OF WAR.

      London. 1868. - 28pp. Original printed wrappers. Contemporary ownership inscription at top of front cover. Minor wear and soiling to covers. Internally clean. Very good. An examination of the brutal, and sometimes even fatal, consequences suffered by a group of North Carolina Quakers who refused to join the Confederate Army. The stories of a number of Friends are told, all of them bad. Some Moravians suffered similar fates. Rare.

      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
 43.   Check availability:     AbeBooks     Link/Print  


        Thierkunde. Kritisch-berichtigter Text, mit deutscher Übersetzung, sachlicher und sprachlicher Erklärung und vollständigem Index von H. Aubert und Fr. Wimmer. 2 Bände.

      Leipzig, Engelmann, 1868.. (23,5 x 15,5 cm). VIII, 543 S./ (2) 498 S. Mit 7 lithographierten Tafeln. Dekorative Halblederbände um 1920.. Erste Ausgabe dieser wichtigen zweisprachigen Ausgabe seiner "Historia animalium"; mit griechisch-deutschem Paralleltext und einem über 100 Seiten umfassenden Register. - Schnitt vereinzelt leicht ausgelaufen. Tafeln wasserrandig. Einbände leicht berieben und bestoßen. Rücken ausgebleicht. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Gerhard Gruber]
 44.   Check availability:     ZVAB     Link/Print  

______________________________________________________________________________


      Home     Wants Manager     Library Search     562 Years   Links     Contact      Search Help      Terms of Service      Privacy     


Copyright © 2018 viaLibri™ Limited. All rights reserved.