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        3 maschinenschritfl. Briefe, jeweils mit voller eigenhändiger Unterschrift, 21,5 x 16,5 cm, gelocht, an den deutschen Diplomaten Albert von Dufour-Feronce, u.a. zeitweise (ab 1933) auch Botschafter in Belgrad. 1) Zwei Doppelblatt, acht Seiten ganzseitig, "Pension Granita, Campfer, den 5. Februar 1933. Sehr verehrter Herr Minister... Ihren eingehenden Darlegungen entnahm ich mit großem Interesse, daß auch Sie es als ausgeschlossen ansehen, daß Deutschland gegenüber den kleineren Gläubigerstaaten und im besonderen Jugoslawien gegenüber irgendein besonderes Entgegenkommen gewissermann als Entgelt für den Ausfall der Sachlieferungen zeigen werde und daß deshalb das Projekt des geplanten Hüttenwerkes..." Berichtet weiterhin ausführlich über den Stand der Verhandlungen (und damit verbundene Schwierigkeiten) mit der jugoslawischen Regierung. 2) Ein Doppelblatt, drei Seiten beschrieben, "Post: Essen-Hügel Telegramme auf dem Hügel, den 7. März 1933...", schreibt weiter in derselben Angelegenheit und verweist auf Schriftstücke seines Vorgängers in der deutschen Botschaft in Belgrad (Ulrich von Hassel). 3) Ein Doppelblatt, dreiseitig beschrieben, "Au f dem Hügel, den 25. März 1933 ....wenn ich Ihnen auch darin beipflichte, dass trotzdem das Projekt in Italien vielleicht einen gewissen Unwillen hervorrufen könnte,,," Unterschrift m. weiterem handschriftl. Zusatz. Beilag: 2 Blatt Typoskript, DINA4, dreiseitig beschr. Memorandum "Hüttenwerk Jugoslavien", das Gegenstand der Korrespondenz ist. Darin u.a. "Die angebotenen Einrichtungen waren so gewählt, daß sie in erster Linie allgemeinen Friedensbedürfnissen Rechnung zu tragen in der Lage waren, daß aber auch daneben die Möglichkeit bestand, Kriegsmaterial (Kanonen-Rohre, Lafetten, Geschosse) herzustellen..."

      . . Aus dem Nachlass von Albert von Dufour-Feronce (1868-1945), Sohn einer Leipziger Industriellenfamilie, 1919 Eintritt in den diplomatischen Dienst, 1920 Botschaftsrat in London, 1924 Gesandter, 1926-32 Unter-Generalsekretär des Völkerbundes in Genf, 1932/33 Botschafter in Belgrad Als Nachfolger Ulrich von Hassels (1881-1944).

      [Bookseller: SIGNUM Antiquariat]
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        Ecole pratique. Cours de Monsieur le Docteur Falret sur l'aliénation mentale

      Paris-1869 1868 - Petit in-4. Collation : 485 pp. Demi-basane verte, dos orné. (Reliure de l'époque.). Manuscrit de ce cours, qui n'a jamais été publié. Il est divisé en 15 leçons. La première n'est pas datée, mais est certainement de la fin Novembre 1868, la dernière porte la date du samedi 23 Janvier 1869. Jules Falret (1824-1902) a été médecin de la section des idiots et épileptiques de Bicêtre, où il a succèdé à Delasiauve. Manuscrit soigneusement calligraphié, comportant quelques corrections au crayon bleu ou violet. Très bel exemplaire.

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        Sketches of Central Asia - Additional Chapters on My Travels, Adventures, and on the Ethnology of Central Asia

      London: Wm. H. Allen and Co., 1868. viii, 444pp. Later half-morocco and marbled paper over boards, raised bands, spine in six panels, title and author in gilt to second panel, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Very minor rubbing to extremities, internally bright and clean. Small oval book label of Alexander McGrigor to front pastedown. Binding is by Maclehose of Glasgow. Vambery was a Hungarian linguist, a British spy, and apparently was the model for Professor Van Helsing in Stoker's Dracula (from Howgego). Howgego IV:V1. First Edition. Half Morocco and Boards. Very Good. 8vo.

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        Spectroscopic Observations of the Sun. -- No. II. Received November 19, - Read November 19 and 26, 1868. (With additional notes Nov. 26, April 9, 1869, Oct. 10, 1869)" as extracted from the Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 159,1869, pp. 425-444

      FIRST EDITION OF JOSEPH LOCKYER'S DISCOVERY OF HELIUM, an important extract enclosed in a handsome, leather bound, clamshell case. Lockyer discovered helium in 1868 when he adapted his 6-inch telescope to utilize a spectroscope and while using it to carry out electromagnetic spectroscopic observations of the sun during an eclipse, he discovered a yellow line never seen before in the laboratory. Unable to reproduce the line inhis lab, Lockyer made the bold suggestion that the line was the 'fingerprint' of an element, an element he named 'helium' for Helios, the Greek God of the Sun. Lockyer's finding -- the only element to be discovered in space before it was discovered on Earth -- was the first element to be discovered by spectroscopy. As Lockyer tried to make sense of his initial discovery of a yellow line, he reasoned that "because the bright yellow line was close to the D1 and D2 lines of sodium, it [should be] designated D3. In order to identify the lines in his spectral data, Lockyer enlisted the help of the prominent British chemist, Edward Frankland. Their laboratory work showed that the majority of the observed solar lines were due to hydrogen, though often modified by changes in temperature and pressure. The D3 line, however, could not be reproduced in the laboratory" (Jensen, "Why Helium Ends in 'ium'?)... While Lockyer was ridiculed for his discovery for many years, in 1895, twenty-five years after Lockyer's initial discovery, William Ramsay confirmed the existence of Helium when he managed to isolate it from another mineral. In 1897, Lockyer was finally knighted for his discovery of helium. CONDITION & DETAILS: London: Taylor and Sons, 1870. No wrappers as extracted from the Philosophical Transactions, Vol. 159, 1869 - Part I. Small folio (13 x 10 inches; 325 x 225mm). The extract is enclosed in a handsome clamshell box covered in half-calf over marbled paper boards. The spine of the case has five rasied bands and is both gilt-tooled and gilt-lettered. The paper is accompanied by two plates, one depicting a spectrum of helium, one depicting Lockyer's spectroscope. The clamshell case is pristine and the extract itself is in very good to near fine condition.

      [Bookseller: Atticus Rare Books]
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        Mrs. George Case (Grace Egerton)

      Melbourne: Gaul & Dunn, circa, 1868. Carte de visite, 62 x 100mm (card); a few light spots yet fine. Rare: Melbourne-printed photograph of the actress and impersonator Grace Egerton who toured Australia alongside her musician husband George Case. The British-born pair toured widely in Australia from 1864, notably being very well-received in Melbourne, but their tour also included a series of performances in Tasmania. Egerton performed a variety of sketches and impersonations accompanied by her husband on the violin and concertina and went on to have a long career on the Australian stage. The present image dates from 1868 or 1869, the period in which the photographers John Gaul and Frederick Dunn operated a joint venture in Swanston Street, Melbourne (see the entry in the Dictionary of Australian Artists Online).

      [Bookseller: Hordern House Rare Books]
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        The St. James's Hall Veritable and Legitimate Christy Minstrels' Christmas Annual. The Illustrations by Alfred Crowquill. Engraved by Mr. James Lee. Messrs. G. W. Moore and Crocker, Proprietors. Mr. Frederick Burgess, Manager.

      Printed by J. E. Adlard (not published), London 1868 - 8vo. 25 by 16 cm. 40 pp. A song lyric or two per page, most accompanied by a whimsical vignette (and occasionally two) by Alfred Crowquill, a pseudonym for Alfred Henry Forrester, who also wrote a few of the lyrics. Some of the vignettes depict blacks, in varying degrees of prevailing stereotypes, while others are a mix of Victorian figures such as fairies, young lovers, etc. The text and illustrations are within red borders. The Christy Minstrel were perhaps the best known black face troupe of the time, formed originally in 1843. The troupe was credited with creating the standard three act format of a minstrel show and introducing standard characters such as Mr. Tambo and Mr. Bones. The founders of the troupe, George and Edwin Christy, retired in 1857, and when its performers continued to tour, the Christys took out an injunction to stop them. In 1857 Messrs. Raynor and Pierce re-constituted the group with many of its alumni in London, where minstrel performances were immensely popular. This troupe also dissolved, after which new Christy Minstrel groups sprouted everywhere, often trumpeting the employment of one or two of the performers from a prior group as their claim to fame. This particular troupe, though, claimed to be the only one touring the British Isles with any of the original members, and in fact asserted that it had "nearly all the most distinguished members" from it. Thus the "Veritable and Legitimate" phrase in the title of this program. Light wear to the boards. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB]
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        Prospectus for the Planetelles Manufacturing Company

      Philadelphia: Planetelles Manufacturing Co., 1868 First Edition. A good copy; some chipping to the extremties; spine taped for a appx. half its length. 8vo.,. There are several text illus. of the devices. This is the original stock issue prospectus for the Davis' company that was established to manufacture the mechanical models of planetary motion that he had patented. Davis was a resident of Pittsburgh. He held a number of patents for mechanical inventions and taught mathematics and astronomy for a time at Allegheny City College and was president of the Polytechnic Inst. of Western Penn. . He was also the author of the popular work, Elements of Astronomy. By 1868 he had patented three astronomical demonstration devices: a Planetellus (showing the motion of sun, planets and moons out to Neptune); the Heliotellus (sun, planets, and moons out to the earth); and Lunatellus (sun, earth and moon). All were geared mechanical devices illustrating orbital motion. Versions of each were on the market by 1870 and won awards at the Centennial Exhibit in 1876. Each device is explained and illustrated in the prospectus. This prospectus is the earliest published account Davis' inventions.

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        The geography of Ceylon. Seventh thousand

      Printed for the Christian Vernacular Education Society, Colombo 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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books (ABAA / ILAB)]
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        THE RAILWAYS OF INDIA, with an account of their Rise, Progress and Construction. Written with the aid of the Records of the India Office.

      London, E. & F. N. Spon, 1868.FIRST EDITION 1868. Ex Trinity College Library, Dublin, School of Engineering copy, blind library stamps to top of title and following page and 2 other pages, small ink library stamp to title page and a small "disposed of" stamp on back of title page, otherwise no library markings. 1868, 8vo, approximately 225 x 145 mm, 9 x 5¾ inches, small oval original photograph portrait as frontipiece of Lord Dalhousie with printed signature beneath, 2 plates, folding map with railways marked in red at rear, pages: xv, 1 - 384 including index, original publisher's maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, small gilt design to upper cover, original pale maroon endpapers. Slight rubbing to head and tail of spine, slight wear to corners, modern book - plate to first free endpaper, faint foxing to prelims, otherwise a very good clean copy. #MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Panorama of the Visit of Santa Claus to the Happy Children (Moving Panorama)

      Springfield, Massachusetts: Milton Bradley, 1868. Game. Very Good. Game. The American Antiquarian Society notes this toy was published in 1868. Complete with cardboard stage and box, moving scroll, admission tickets, advertising broadside, narration booklet, and original metal handcrank. Nice shape Works well. Bright colors on illustrated scroll; noted three near invisible small repairs on the reverse of the scroll with what appears to be archival tape,. The colors of the box and stage are slightly darkened. Some edgewear. Advertising broadside has original folds with marginal wear and soiling. Narration booklet is complete; rear leaf almost detached. 46 original miniature tickets. Some discoloration to the original metal hand crank. The least common of Milton Bradley's three panorama toys published in the years immediatly following the Civil War. (The Historioscope and the Myriopticon are the other two.) Quite scarce; OCLC locates four institutional copies (Yale, Library of Congress, University of Virginia, and the AAS). Seldom found with the original crank, tickets, broadside and narration booklet.

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        Das deutsche Genossenschaftsrecht.

      Berlin, 1868-1913. (Nachdruck, Darmstadt 1954).. 4 Bde. 8vo. XXXIV, 1111; LVI, 976; LII, 826; LIV, 567 S. Originale Verlagsleinen.. I. Rechtsgeschichte der deutschen Genossenschaft; II. Geschichte des deutschen Körperschaftsbegriffs; III. Die Staats- und Korporationslehre des Altertums und des Mittelalters und ihre Aufnahme in Deutschland; IV. Staats- und Korporationslehre der Neuzeit - durchgeführt bis zur Mitte des siebzehnten, für das Naturrecht bis zum Beginn des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts.

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        Interieur mit einer in einem Sessel sitzenden jungen Frau mit einem Journal oder Buch in der Hand, vor sich auf einem Ãœberwurf eine liegende Katze.

      . Aquarell, über Bleistift, auf Pauspapier, rechts unten signiert "Felice Desclabissac". Ca. 26,2:23,8 cm. Verso ist die Darstellung aquarelliert.. Diese Ansicht einer mondänen jungen Frau in elegant-erotischer Bekleidung besticht sowohl durch ungewöhnliche technische als auch perspektivische Elemente: Die Künstlerin aquarellierte die Rückseite des Pauspapiers, so daß die Vorderseite eine hell-pastellige Farbigkeit erhielt, die durch Hinzufügung vereinzelter kräftiger Pinselzüge, besonders zu erkennen an Kleid, Haar und den Trauben links, akzentuiert wird. Die gekonnte, gewollt verschachtelte räumliche Situation - z.B. die kissenförmige Fläche hinter dem Kopf der Dargestellten mit dem frech-erotischen weiblichen Akt sowie der Ãœberwurf deuten beispielsweise auf ein Bett hin, obwohl sie in einem Sessel sitzt - verweisen auf die bewußte Verarbeitung avantgardistischer Raumprinzipien. Zeichnerin und Aquarellistin. Zudem war die Künstlerin als Illustratorin tätig. Studium an der Kunstschule für Damen in Krakau, an der Damenakademie des Künstlerinnenvereins in München und bei ihrem späteren Mann, dem Münchner Maler und Zeichner A. Desclabissac (1868-1938). 1908, 1909 und 1912 stellte sie im Münchner Glaspalast sowie 1911 und 1912 auf den Dresdner Aquarellausstellungen aus, darüber hinaus 1912 auf der Jahresausstellung in Leipzig, 1913 im Wiener Künstlerhaus und bei der Societe des Artistes Independants in Paris. Ihre Hauptthemen waren Genreszenen und Blumenbilder.

      [Bookseller: Galerie Joseph Fach GmbH]
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      10 eh. Briefe mit U., München 1868-69 resp. Wien 1875-78.. 8°. Zus. ca. 17 SS.- Leichte Gebrauchsspuren, tls. mit Eingangsvermerken.. Inhaltsreiche Briefe eines der meistgespielten Autoren seiner Zeit an seinen Verleger Eduard Hallberger (1822-1880) in Stuttgart: "Hier biete ich Ihnen ein neues Manuscript für Ihre Zeitschrift 'Ueber Land und Meer' an, einen kleinen Roman, in seiner dunklen Stimmung das vollkommene Gegentheil zu der Novelle 'Reseda' , die Sie von mir gebracht haben [...]" (Juni 1868) - "da Sie mir die Versicherung geben, daß meine Novelle 'die Verschollenen' in Ueber Land und Meer erscheinen soll ... verzichte ich gern auf jede feste Bestimmung, auf Ihre Zusage vertrauend [...]" (Juli 1868) - " ... Ueber die Wirkung, die die 'Verschollenen' machen, hören Sie hoffentlich Erfreuliches!" (März 1869) - "die erste Novelle, die ich wieder in die Feder genommen, ist für Sie ... Hoffentlich soll sie Ihnen und Ihren Hunderttausend (oder wie viel?) gefallen [...]" (Dezember 1969) - "[Ich wende] mich allerdings nicht an den Verleger von 'Ueber Land & Meer', sondern an den Verleger & Redacteur der deutschen Romanbibliothek, für die mir meine Roman-Novelle 'Fridolins heimliche Ehe' geeigneter scheint [...]". Der freie Platz dieses Briefes wurde von Hallberger für ein positives, eh. Antwortschreiben genutzt. - " Wenn ich noch immer nicht mit einem eigenen Beitrag zu Ihnen komme (die novellistischen Gefühle haben mich wieder für eine Weile verlassen; und ein seit Jahren entworfener Roman bleibt noch immer Entwurf), so erweis' ich Ihnen doch vielleicht einen kleinen Dienst, indem ich Ihnen die beiliegende Erzählung für eine Ihrer Zeitschriften anbiete ... Diese Erzählung ['Im Bärtchen'] stammt von einer mir befreundeten Dame [L. Herbst], die mir Vollmacht ertheilt hatte, zu feilen. Von dieser Vollmacht habe ich, wie Sie sehen Gebrauch gemacht [...]".

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      Brooklyn: D.S. Holmes, [1868]. - Broadside, 13 x 10 inches. Some small tears, chipping and loss to top and right edges. Minor foxing. Very good. Broadside printed for the U.S. Presidential Campaign of 1868, which pitted former New York Governor Horatio Seymour against Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. This broadside points out Seymour's Copperhead tendencies and statements made by him in 1864, linking him to similar sentiments made by notorious traitor Benedict Arnold. Seymour's Copperhead utterances during the war haunted his campaign, and he lost decisively to Grant. The text printed here strives to demonstrate: ^".the points made by Horatio Seymour against the Administration in 1864 [re] identical, point by point, with those made by Benedict Arnold against Washington and the Continental Congress in 1780.The Copperhead chiefs of these times, who draw so lavishly upon the sophistries and fallacies of 1780 for the furtherance of their factious designs, cannot too well understand that the sequel to all this is endless disgrace. They must not expect to fight the Government with weapons of the Tories and of the blue-light Federalists, without sharing the same fate." ^OCLC locates three copies (incorrectly dated 1864), at the New-York Historical Society, the Library Company, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. OCLC 77763594.

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        Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Illustrated by May Alcott

      First Edition, First Issue of "Little Women" and "Little Men" in the Original ClothALCOTT, Louisa M[ay]. Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Illustrated by May Alcott. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1868.First edition, first printing, with no note at the foot of p. 341 regarding Little Women, Part Two, without "Part One" on the spine, and with Little Women priced $1.25 on the third page of the advertisements (p. 11). Twelvemo signed in eights. iv, [5]-341, [1, blank], [6, ads (numbered 3, 2, 11, 12, 8, 11)] pp. Frontispiece and three wood-engraved plates (facing pages 116, 135, and 320).Original green sand-grain cloth with covers ruled in blind and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Original brown coated endpapers. Plate opposite page 116 with minor marginal repair.[with:]ALCOTT, Louisa M[ay]. Little Women; or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Part Second. With Illustrations. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1869.First edition, BAL State 1, with no notice for Little Women, Part First, at p. iv. Twelvemo signed in eights. [i-iii] iv, 5-356 [360], [8, ads (numbered 16, 12, 11, 3, 2, -, -, 14)] pp. Frontispiece and three wood-engraved plates (facing pages 44, 142 and 193). Original green sand-grain cloth with covers ruled in blind and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Original brown coated endpapers. Plate opposite page 142 with small piece of upper corner and tiny piece of lower corner torn away. The original cloth bindings on both volumes of Little Women have been expertly and almost invisibly rebacked by master book restorer Bruce Levy with the original spines laid down. [with:]ALCOTT, Louisa M[ay]. Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo?s Boys. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1871.First American edition (published about two weeks after the London edition), first issue, with Pink and White Tyranny listed as "nearly ready" in the ads. Small octavo. [4, ads], [4], 376 pp. Frontispiece and three wood-engraved plates (facing pages 13, 251, and 369).Original terra-cotta sand-grain cloth with covers ruled in blind and spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Original brown coated endpapers. Spine extremities with minimal wear.In summary, this is an excellent all first edition, first issue set in the original cloth of what has become a notoriously rare book to find in it's original state. Little Women housed in a green morocco backed clamshell case and Little Men in a matching red morocco backed clamshell case. The two cases then housed together in a cloth slip case.BAL 158, 159, and 167. Peter Parley to Penrod 30. Grolier 100. American, 74. DB 02506.

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        Autograph letter signed to Latimer Clark

      1868. Very Good. <p>Tait, Peter Guthrie (1831-1901). Autograph letter signed to [Josiah] Latimer Clark (1822-98). Edinburgh, July 27, 1868. 2 pp. 178 x 114 mm. Remains of mounting on blank verso of last page. Very good.</p> <p>From mathematician and physicist Peter Guthrie Tait, professor of natural philosophy at Edinburgh and co-author (with William Thomson) of the classic Treatise on Natural Philosophy (1867), a work that helped to define the modern discipline of physics. Tait&#39;s correspondent, Latimer Clark, was an electrical engineer and pioneer in submarine telegraphy; he worked on the Atlantic cable and in 1868 founded the company of Clark, Forde and Taylor, one of the leading submarine cable-laying firms of the nineteenth century. Clark was also an enthusiastic bibliophile, amassing an impressive library of nearly six thousand works on electricity and magnetism documented in the Catalogue of the Wheeler Gift (1909)</p>. <p>Tait&#39;s letter, regarding the ordering of some mechanical apparatus from Clark, reads in part as follows:</p><p>"Not being able to come to London myself, I asked my colleague Prof. Jenkin to report upon the apparatus you offer m. His report is, on the whole, satisfactory-but I am not quite sure about the Willis&#39; Mech. Powers-will the wood stand the climate? If so, I must have them. Will you give me an estimate of the charge for packing (very securely) the whole collection? The expense of insurance and of carriage will be borne by the Madras govt. people . . .</p><p>"Prof. Jenkin" refers to Fleeming Jenkin (1833-85), professor of engineering at the University of Edinburgh and a collaborator with Clark and William Thomson on the Atlantic cable and other important submarine telegraphy ventures. Dictionary of Scientific Biography.</p>

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        Römische Campagna. Aquarell über Bleistift.

      1868.. Datiert "29 IV. 68" und bezeichnet "Roma". Mit Stempelsignatur "Victor Tobler". Auf Zeichenpapier. 22,3 x 48 cm (Darstellung). 24 x 48 cm (Papier).. Blattfüllendes römische Landschaftsstudie. Das ausgefallen breite Format unterstreicht die landschaftliche Weite reizvoll. Victor Tobler studiert an der Akademie in München bei H. Anschütz und ist Privatschüler von W. Lindenschmits. - Insgesamt schwach lichtgebräunt, teils mit kleinen Braunfleckchen.

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        Capt. Benteen?s 7th Cavalry Stamper & Signed Custer Envelope

      Fort Lincoln, Dakota Territory, 1868, 1873-1876 Comprises:(1) Large metal letters typeset on three lines, mounted in a 14.5? x 6.5? x 0.5? metal holder affixed on an 18? x 10? x 0.5? block of wood. Solid brass spherical handle and a pair of metal holders on verso. Letters (reverse images) are of different sizes.Top line: ?U S ARMY? (?U? and ?S? are 1? high; ?ARMY? is 1.25?)Middle line: ?7TH CAVALRY? (each is 2? high, except TH which is 1? high and superscript).Bottom line: ?TRP H? (letters ?T? and ?H? are each 1.25? high, ?RP? is 1? high.Above the handle, on a 2.75? x 1? plate is very lightly handwritten in an unknown hand: ?U.S. Army / 7th Cavalry Tp. H / Fort Lincoln, D.T.? This was used to stamp boxes, trunks, and other property belonging to Benteen?s troop.In 1867, Capt. Frederick W. Benteen was assigned to the 7th Cavalry Regiment and its field commander Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer. He commanded Troop H for the next 16 years. Capt. Benteen was in command of a battalion (Companies D, H,

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        Document Signed

      Union general in charge of all armies of the United States during the Civil War; eighteenth president of the United States (1868-76). DS, 1p, 10½" X 13½", Galena, IL, n.y. [late 1870s]. Near fine. Faint, even age toning. Handsome example of the well-known "Soldiers Monument Association" certificate, issued to raise funds to construct the soldiers monument that stands today in this historic city in northwest Illinois -- U.S. Grant&#39;s adopted hometown. At top is a handsome oval steel-engraved portrait of Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by the American Eagle and U.S. flags. Elaborate typeface text notes that "This Certifies / That / [blank rule] / Is Hereby Constituted / A Member of the / Jo Daviess Soldiers&#39; Monument / Association / Galena, Ill. Aug. 28th 1865." Other small engraved vignettes surround this text show Lady Liberty holding the flag, the U.S. Capitol behind her; Lady Liberty lounging against a cannon and anchor, olive branch in one hand and dove alighted on the other; three lead miners examining ore in a mine ("Galena" being Latin for lead); a Civil War cavalry officer chatting with two blacksmiths as they forge a sword. At lower right, Grant signs boldly as president of this association, while another Union brevet general from Galena, John C. Smith (1832-1910), signs at lower left as secretary. This particular copy was never issued, thus has no recipient&#39;s name filled in. Despite the August 28, 1865 date printed on the certificate, this was NOT the date of its issuance; this was the date of the creation of the association. It was only after Grant&#39;s presidency, in the late 1870s, that this association got off its duff and made a concerted effort to raise funds to build a monument and created these certificates. This document has been simply but tastefully matted in white and framed in a simple ½" black wood frame (overall dimensions 16½" X 19½").

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        PRACTICAL NOTES ON WINE. Signed by the author.

      London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1868.FIRST EDITION 1868, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE, 8vo, approximately 185 x 125 mm, 7¼ x 4¾ inches, pages: viii, 106, bound in original publisher's brown cloth, gilt ruled border, small gilt vignette and gilt lettering to upper cover, spine gilt lettered with 2 gilt rules, dark green endpapers. Very slight rubbing to head and tail of spine and corners, tiny bump to corners of upper cover, gilt bright, small modern bookplate on front endpaper, a couple of fox spots on title page, otherwise contents clean. A very good copy. At the top of the title page Beckwith has written: "R.P. Gill Esq with the author's comp(limen)ts". Chapters on champagne, French Wines, a few pages each on the wines of Germany, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Spain and Portugal, the Paris Exhibition of 1867 with notes on the displays from all over the world, not more than a few lines on each, trade - marks and protection, wine merchants and the wine trade, why we drink wine. Beckwith was a wine merchant and juror at the Paris Exhibition and this work is a reprint of his Report on Wines for the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1867 with additions and corrections. A variant edition of the same date states this fact on the title page, precedence unknown. Gabler, Wine into Words, page 26, G124450. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The mechanic treatment of deformities of the mouth, congenital and accidental. Presentation copy

      <p>Ramsay, Robert and Coles, James Oakley. The mechanical treatment of deformities of the mouth, congenital and accidental. 8vo. 95 [1]pp. Hand-colored lithographed plate. London: John Churchill and Sons, 1868. 209 x 132 mm. Later buckram, library shelfmark tooled at foot of spine. Endpapers a bit foxed, otherwise a very good copy. Embossed stamp of the Incorporated Dental Society on title and a few other leaves. Presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title: "Annandale Esq. with the Authors&#39; kind regards. October 1868."</p><p>First Edition. A treatise on the manufacture and use of artificial palates in the treatment of cleft palate, which the authors claimed to be the first to appear since Snell&#39;s Observations on the History, Use and Construction of Obduratuers, or Artificial Palates (1828). The first chapter deals with the origin and development of congenital cleft palate, and last two chapters contain case histories of both congenital and accidental palatal deformities. "The novelty in these instances does not consist so much in the general line of treatment adopted, as in the fact that where elastic rubber has been used it has been adapted in metallic moulds, made expressly for each case, to the outline of the deficiency which it was intended to supply; the facility with which this can be done being considerably increased since the first manufacture of elastic rubber in this country, about eighteen months since, so pure and so carefully prepared as to be suitable for dental purposes. Before this date we were dependent on America for our supply" (p. vi).</p><p>The recipient of this copy may have been the Scottish surgeon Thomas Annandale (1838-1907), who in 1877 succeeded Lister as regius professor of clinical surgery at the University of Edinburgh; see the DNB. Weinberger, Dental Bibliography, p. 114. </p>

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        Palästina. New Album of the Holy Land / Neues Album des heiligen Landes / Nouvel Album de la Terre Sainte. Mit 50 Ansichten (48 in Farblthographie, 2 Orig.-Fotos) 1 ausfaltbare Karte von Palästina.

      Stgt., Steinkopf 1868.. 4°. Gold- und blindgepr. Leinen d. Zt., dreiseit. Goldschnitt. 10 der Tafeln in unterschiedl. Maße braunfleckig, sonst sehr gut!.

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        Australie. Un voyage a travers le bush

      Geneva: Imprimerie de Jules-Guillaume Fick, 1868. Octavo, 10 fine autotype plates and 10 autotype illustrations; a fine copy in a contemporary-style French binding of quarter morocco gilt by Laurenchet. Rare: a vividly dramatised and illustrated account of life in the Queensland bush. The unusual illustrations are actually a series of mounted photographs of drawings. Marcet travelled through Australia in the early 1860s as a representative of the Geographical Society of Geneva, and is particularly known for his assiduous collection of photographs of settler and aboriginal life. In 1861 he published his Notice sur la province de Queensland, which included his observations on the natural history, the settlement, and the local tribes of the area. This work extends upon this earlier research, and its real importance lies in Marcet&#39;s unflinching portrayal of the tensions between settlers and aborigines. The arresting illustrations include several images of open conflict, as well as one dreadful representation of aboriginal men being hunted over a cliff while the women and children of the tribe look on. The book was printed in only 200 copies. A Swedish translation followed in 1870.

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        The Four Ancient Books of Wales

      Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1868 2 Vols, 1st ed, VG, 1 Map, 5 Pls. In modern grey cloth, titles and tooling to spine in gilt. Internally, new endpapers, teg remainder uncut, half titles present, title pages in red and black inks. Vol 1, pencil name to half title, tissue guarded frontis present, [5], (vi-xiv), [2], [1], 2-600 pp, [1] adverts, 1 map (coloured & folding). 1 pl (coloured), printed by R Clark, Edinburgh. Vol 2, [5], (vi-xiv), 496 pp, 4 pls (coloured), some light finger soiling, , minimal occasional spotting, paper repair to gutter last leaf. A very good copy of an important title. Allibone 2116. The four books are The Black book of Carmarthen, The Book of Aneurin, The Book of Taliesin, The Red book of Hergest. The Welsh text is contained in v. 2, the English translation in v. 1.Includes index. Title continues: Containing the Cymric Poems attributed to the Bards of the Sixth Century. Skene, historian and Celtic scholar published the manuscripts known as The Four Ancient Books of Wales (the Black Book of Carmarthen, the Book of Aneirin, the Book of Taliesin, and the Red Book of Hergest) in two volumes, with a commentary on fifth- and sixth-century British history with particular reference to the Gw&#x177;r y Gogledd, the &lsquo;men of the north&rsquo;, and to King Arthur, whom Skene took to be a historical character. This ground was not to be traversed again in such scholarly fashion until the publication in 1949 of H. M. Chadwick&#39;s Early Scotland. See ODNB.

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        Herbert Mascall Curteis, Esqre. Master of the East Sussex Fox Hounds

      published by Henry Graves & Compy, London 1868 - A very fine engraved equestrian portrait, with full margins, of the Master of the East Sussex Hunt. Stephen Pearce 'trained at Sass's Academy in Charlotte Street, and at the Royal Academy schools, and in 1841 became a pupil of Sir Martin Archer Shee. Paintings by him of favourite horses in the royal mews (transferred in 1825 to Buckingham Palace) were exhibited at the Academy in 1839 and 1841, and from 1849, on his return from Italy, till 1885 he contributed numerous portraits and equestrian paintings to Burlington House. Pearce was widely known as a painter of equestrian presentation portraits and groups, the most important of which is the large landscape Coursing at Ashdown Park, completed in 1869, and presented by the coursers of the United Kingdom to the Earl of Craven. For this picture, which measures ten feet long and contains about sixty equestrian portraits, including the Earl and Countess of Craven and members of the family, the Earls of Bective and Sefton, Lord and Lady Grey de Wilton, the artist received 1000 guineas and 200 guineas for the copyright. Pearce painted equestrian portraits of many masters of foxhounds and harriers, as well as of the Earl of Coventry, Sir Richard and Lady Glyn, and of Mr. Burton on Kingsbridge and Captain H. Coventry on Alcibiade, winners of the Grand National.' ( DNB ). Engraving, by Charles Mottram. (Expert repair to tear in lower blank margin).

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        Palaeontological memoirs and notes of the late Hugh Falconer

      London: Hardwicke, 1868. <p>Falconer, Hugh (1808-65). Palaeontological memoirs and notes of the late Hugh Falconer, A.M., M.D. . . . Compiled and edited by Charles Murchison, M.D., F.R.S. 2 vols. Vol. I: lvi, 590pp. 34 plates, text illustrations. Vol. II: xiii, [77], 675pp. 38 plates, text illustrations. 215 140 mm. London: Robert Hardwicke, 1868. Modern quarter morocco, marbled boards. Library stamps on verso of title pages of both volumes, and small stamp on the title of Vol. II. Marginal repairs to frontispiece and first 7 leaves of Vol. I, a few pencil marks in the margins, light toning, but very good. </p><p>First Edition of the collected paleontological works, both published and previously unpublished, of the Scottish geologist and botanist Hugh Falconer, whose extensive studies of India&#39;s fossil mammals earned him and his colleague Proby Cautley the London Geological Society&#39;s prestigious Wollaston Medal. Falconer became interested in paleontology while stationed in India as an employee of the British East India Company. In the early 1830s he discovered the Siwalik fossil beds in the southernmost part of the Himalayas, where he and Cautley excavated an enormous variety of now-extinct specimens, including the mastodon, sivatherium, saber-toothed tiger and the giant tortoise Colossochelys Atlas. Falconer&#39;s observations of the evolutionary history preserved in the Siwalik strata--long periods of stasis followed by short periods of rapid change--led him to introduce the evolutionary theory known as punctuated equilibrium, a theory further developed in the twentieth century by Niles Eldredge and Stephen Jay Gould. </p><p>Upon his retirement and return to London in 1855 Falconer devoted all of his time to paleontological and geological pursuits, and became involved in the question of the antiquity of man. Together with Pengelly, Falconer was one of the first two scientists to visit Brixham Cave after its discovery in 1858, and he was instrumental in obtaining the necessary funding and scientific personnel for its excavation. Falconer&#39;s letter of 10 May 1858 to the Geological Society informing them of the Brixham Cave site is included in Volume II of the Palaeontological Memoirs, together with his report on the results of the cave excavations delivered on 9 September. We have not been able to find any evidence that this letter and report were published prior to their inclusion in the Palaeontological Memoirs. The excavation of Brixham Cave culminated in what Falconer&#39;s biographer Charles Murchison called "the great and sudden revolution in modern opinion, respecting the probable existence at a former period of man and many extinct mammalia" (p. 486).</p><p>Falconer left a large portion of his paleontological researches unpublished on his death, while many of his earlier papers had appeared only in such hard-to-find periodicals such as the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. The present collection brings together all of Falconer&#39;s memoirs on paleontology, with the first volume containing his work on the fossil zoology of the Siwalik formations and the second his later paleontological researches, including his investigations on the antiquity of man and his important memoir on the fossil rhinoceros, published here for the first time. This set is rare and very difficult to find. Dictionary of Scientific Biography. </p>

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      London, Sampson Low, Son & Marston, 1868.FIRST EDITION WITH BOYLE ILLUSTRATIONS 1868, small 4to, 260 x 190 mm, 10¼ x 7½ inches, blue morocco grained cloth, bevelled edges to boards, double gilt rules to upper cover enclosing gilt design of spider's web, dragonfly, border of vine leaves and butterflies and gilt title, gilt lettered spine, all edges gilt, pages: vi, (2), 40. 15 very beautiful colour plates printed by George Leighton (as called for), all with thin paper guards, tinted sepia frontispiece with guard misplaced before it, black and white title vignette and line drawn tailpieces. Small lightish stain on spider's web on upper cover, small brown stain on background of cover near top, head and tail of spine slightly worn and neatly strengthened internally, spine edges slightly rubbed, corners slightly worn, paper hinge inside covers expertly repaired, inscription on half - title dated January 1868, pale foxing to some text pages and plate margins, 3 pinhead sized ink spots on Plate 14, plus 4 mm (3 / 16") ink spot and 3 further pinhead spots in the margin, otherwise contents nice. A very good copy of the scarce first edition. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        The Wharves, Piers and Slip of the Corporation of the City of New York. East River

      New York.: New York Printing Company., 1868.. Oblong 4to. 2, 15, (1), plus 66 color lithographed plates with facing page of description. A strikingly handsome illustrated survey of all the wharves, piers, and slips along the East and North Rivers. The purpose of this survey was to enable the repair and extension of the piers, which were city property, and deemed by the Commissioners to be among the City&#39;s most valuable assets. They sought to substantially increase the value of this property by repairing and maintaining it. The plates are colored in varying shades of blue and red, with dimensions, depths, and other statistics in red and black. The facing page gives a description, valuation and estimates of repair costs and final value. There is a very light waterstain in the lower gutter margin, visible mostly on the blank backs of the plate and text pages. A few pages show very light foxing, some of the lithos are tanned, and the text for Pier 20 is bound upside down. Overall, an exciting visual artifact of Manhattan&#39;s waterfront history, in excellent condition. Front hinge cracked. Bound in half black morocco over green boards with a leather label bearing the name William H. Graham in gilt on the front board. With a copy of the enabling legislation, "An Act to Create a Harbor District and a Board of Wharves and Piers Therein. State of New York, 1868" layed in.

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        Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant. Voyage autour du monde

      Paris: J. Hetzel, circa, 1868. Quarto, engraved frontispiece and title-page vignette, generously illustrated throughout; boards a little rubbed yet an excellent bright copy in original gilt tooled scarlet cloth. A magnificent edition, with dramatic and finely engraved illustrations throughout. Jules Verne, one of the most popular nineteenth-century adventure writers, has set this racing tale of adventure against the theme of Pacific exploration and discovery. In this story much of the action takes place in Australia, especially Victoria. There are adventures with Aborigines, bushrangers, and explorers (including a version of the death of Burke). The third and final part which is set in New Zealand was later reissued under the title "Among the Cannibals". Indeed, this section is largely based on published Pacific voyage accounts; it includes a scene of Captain Cook&#39;s first landing on 6 October 1769, as well as a brief synopsis of the main voyages to New Zealand, including mention, for example, of the loss of the cutter from the Adventure during Cook&#39;s second voyage, at Grass Cove. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant was later republished in smaller formats for a wide audience, yet this lavishly illustrated large format edition in its handsome red gilt binding remains highly desirable.

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        Trento: vista general de la ciudad (en època del Concilio).

      Elizalde, Madrid. 1868 - Stampa piuttosto da rara da reperire sul mercato antiquariale.\r\r Formato: Litografia di cm 20x13,8 (parte incisa) e di cm 30,4x20,8 (dimensioni foglio). Buono, ordinari segni d&#146;uso e del tempo.

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        LE JOURNAL AMUSANTN°627 AU N°678

      AU BUREAU DU JOURNAL 1868 - RO30094899: 8 pages, par numéro, illustrées de dessins en noir et blanc. Titre, ornements dorés sur le dos cuir noir. Fortes pidermures. Quelques pages abîmées. In-Folio Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Déchirures Classification Dewey : 70.1-Journaux [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1868 - Madrid. 1868. 38X30. Sellado. 40h (hojas de mucho grosor). Piel. Coloreado a mano. Linaje de D. José de Esteve y Tomàs hermano del Gran personaje D. Gil Esteve y Tomàs Sacerdote de la diócesis de Barcelona, Tortosa y Solsona muy apreciado por su buen hacer (adjuntamos documento de Gil Esteve del año 1931 sobre sus meritos y trabajos). Magnífica Obra encuardernada dorada y con toques de color a mano dignos de magna publicación. Ref 8.1 Biblioteca A [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Explorations and adventures in equatorial Africa

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1868. <p>Du Chaillu, Paul Belloni (1835-1903). Explorations and adventures in equatorial Africa. With accounts of the manners and customs of the people and of the chase of the gorilla, crocodile, leopard, elephant, hippopotamus, and other animals. 531pp. plus 4pp. publisher&#146;s ads. Double-page plate of gorilla before title, folding map at end, numerous text illustrations. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1868. Original cloth, rebacked preserving original gilt spine, light wear at edges. Occasional minor spotting, but very good. Presentation Copy, inscribed by Du Chaillu to James Redpath (1833-91) on the front flyleaf: &#147;To Mr. James Redpath With the kind regards of his friend P. B. Du Chaillu. Boston May 19th 1868.&#148; Tipped to the front free endpaper is Du Chaillu&#146;s Autograph letter signed to Redpath, dated May 19th, 1868, presenting him with this copy. </p><p>Second American edition. Du Chaillu, a French-American traveler and explorer, became famous in the 1860s for being the first outside of Africa to confirm the existence of the gorilla, which had previously been known to scientists only from a few skeletons and from Thomas Staunton Savage and Jeffries Wyman&#146;s description published in 1847. Du Chaillu observed several of these &#147;monstrous and ferocious apes&#148; during a scientific expedition to central Africa sponsored by the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences. He was the first white man to hunt gorillas and other previously unknown African fauna, and the first to make contact with several inland tribes. When he returned from Africa he sold his gorilla specimens to the Natural History Museum in London and went on the lecture circuit, where he was in great demand. His Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa, originally published in London in 1861, was so filled with astounding adventures that it was greeted with disbelief by many readers, but his findings were later substantially confirmed by later explorers. </p><p>Du Chaillu presented this copy of his work to James Redpath, an American journalist and antislavery activist who advocated for abolition, civil rights, women&#146;s suffrage and labor unions. During the Civil War Redpath worked as a war correspondent with the armies of George Henry Thomas and William Tecumseh Sherman; later in life, ironically, he was the ghostwriter for Jefferson Davis&#146;s history of the Confederacy. Given his antislavery interests, Redpath would have been extremely interested in Du Chaillu&#146;s account of his explorations of equatorial Africa. Du Chaillu&#146;s presentation letter to Redpath reads: &#147;My dear Mr. Redpath, Will you do me the favor to accept the volume where many of my explorations and adventures in equatorial Africa are recorded. Many thanks for your kind visit yesterday. I was delighted to meet Mr. Phillips. Can I see you at the hotel today at half past one? Yours very sincerely, P. B. Chaillu.&#148;</p>

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        LEAVES FROM THE JOURNAL OF OUR LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS, FROM 1848 TO 1861. 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.

      London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1868.FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION 1868, INSCRIBED BY QUEEN VICTORIA, SPECIAL EDITION WITH 71 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS, Edited by Arthur Helps. 4to, 305 x 245 mm, 12 x 9¾ inches, 71 mounted photographs of Scottish views by G. W. Wilson, 8 steel engraved plates, 2 chromolithograph plates, 69 wood engraved vignettes in the text, some from sketches by the Queen, pages xvii, (3), 198, bound in the original publisher's glazed (Mauchline) boards with tartan design, "Victoria" stamped in gilt in a tiny font at the top of the upper cover, spine in dark red morocco with raised bands, gilt rules and thistle decoration in compartments, gilt title, all edges gilt, silk effect endpapers. A few small chips to glaze on upper cover, 1 or 2 light scratches to covers, spine a little rubbed at tail, 2 closed tears to front pastedown, neatly stuck down, slight pale damp staining to margins of frontispiece steel engraving just catching a tiny area of sky on image, small pale damp stain to the corner of 1 steel engraving only affecting sky, pale damp staining to margins of following 3 pages, small pale damp stains to margin of the 2 colour plates, otherwise contents bright and clean, some photographs are very slightly yellow but they are not faded, tiny nick to fore - edge of a few pages. Binding tight and firm but 1 gathering near the beginning has been reinserted and protrudes very slightly from the text block. A very good copy of a rare book. See Gernsheim, Incunabula of British Photographic Literature 1839 - 1875, page 62, No. 427. He mentions a quarto editon with 71 photographs. The Truthful Lens, A survey of the photographically illustrated book 1844 - 1914 by Goldschmidt and Naef, page 205 number 83, list the edition with 42 photographs. The photographs mostly measure approximately 160 x 105 mm (6½ x 4 inches) but some are half that size and mounted 2 to a plate, each has a printed border and caption on the mount and all the photographs and steel engravings have tissue guards. All the photos except 5 show Scottish views: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, castles, cottages, scenery, mountains, rivers etc. The other 5 show Windsor, the Thames, Plymouth and Lands End. Six of the steel engravings show the Queen and her family in various pursuits. The inscription in Victoria's hand is on a blank endpaper and reads: "For the Rev: R. Duckworth from Victoria, June 20, 1870". The Rev. Robinson Duckworth (1834 - 1911) was a Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford from 1860 to 1876, where, from 1866 to 1870, he was Instructor and the Governor to Victoria's son Prince Leopold. He was Chaplain - in - Ordinary to Queen Victoria from 1870 to 1901 and there is a round memorial window dedicated to him in Westminster Abbey. At Oxford Reverend Duckworth knew Lewis Carroll and was present on the original boating expedition of 4 July 1862 during which Alice's Adventures were first told by Lewis Carroll to Alice Liddell and friends. Robinson Duckworth wrote his own account of the river - trip in a letter sent to Stuart Collingwood, who was compiling his second volume of biographical and literary pieces, The Lewis Carroll Picture Book. See also The Letters of Lewis Carroll, edited by Morton N. Cohen, Volume 1, page 124 - 125 and page 63. Laid in the book is a 1940s reprint of a photograph of Robinson Duckworth. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Clipper Ship Sailing Card. California

      This 1868 card for the California employs a variant of the Great Seal of California as its wreathed image, complete with a gold miner and a clipper in the background. Her Captain, Henry Barber, commanded the well-known clipper Galatea for many years. Printer George Watson, joined by his colleague Andrew Clark in issuing this card, was Boston&#146;s premier producer of clipper ship cards. This card measures 4 1/8 x 6 5/8 inches, and is in fine condition

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        Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant. Voyage autour du monde

      J. Hetzel, circa, Paris 1868 - Quarto, engraved frontispiece and title-page vignette, generously illustrated throughout; boards a little rubbed yet an excellent bright copy in original gilt tooled scarlet cloth. A magnificent edition, with dramatic and finely engraved illustrations throughout. Jules Verne, one of the most popular nineteenth-century adventure writers, has set this racing tale of adventure against the theme of Pacific exploration and discovery. In this story much of the action takes place in Australia, especially Victoria. There are adventures with Aborigines, bushrangers, and explorers (including a version of the death of Burke). The third and final part which is set in New Zealand was later reissued under the title "Among the Cannibals". Indeed, this section is largely based on published Pacific voyage accounts; it includes a scene of Captain Cook's first landing on 6 October 1769, as well as a brief synopsis of the main voyages to New Zealand, including mention, for example, of the loss of the cutter from the Adventure during Cook's second voyage, at Grass Cove. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant was later republished in smaller formats for a wide audience, yet this lavishly illustrated large format edition in its handsome red gilt binding remains highly desirable. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      San Francisco. July 5th 1868, 17 April and 20 December 1869.. San Francisco. July 5th 1868, 17 April and 20 December 1869.. Letters eight pages total; financial accounting, one page. Octavo and small octavo. In ink. Two letters on the handsome engraved letterhead of the OVERLAND MONTHLY. December letter in violet ink and a bit faded (but legible), folded for mailing, modest spots of soiling and a few small ink smears; good to very good. Half morocco folding case. To Emily B. Gould, as "Dear Madam" or "My Dear Madam," in regard to her contributions to the OVERLAND MONTHLY and payment for same, beginning with Harte&#39;s appeal to her for contributions: "I have had the pleasure of reading an article written by you and offered by some of your friends for publication here ... I propose to use it in the Overland Monthly - a new California magazine whose first no. was issued on the 1st inst. If you think it worth while to print a monthly summary of foreign gossip, I think I could use it in the Editorial Etc - a kind of editors table." He continues at length, detailing rates per page, for contributions that "embody some phase of foreign life, not hackneyed or overdone....." Gould, who becomes a regular contributor, appears, from the caption to one letter, to be resident in Rome, and much of the content of the other letters relates to difficulties in communication and payment; he notes at one point that "The Overland Mail wh. has been regularly irregular for the last six mos. must have delayed my answers to your letters." He suggests bundling of payments for less frequent transfer, and suggests "I you had said me something for the body of the maga. Some little foreign study of place or characters ...." He discusses getting copies of the OM to her, cautioning that "Would not his holiness smell heresy in its pages ..."? The sheet of accounting of payments to her is largely in a clerical hand, but includes three lines in Harte&#39;s hand at the end -- Gould was paid in gold drafts for her contributions, a total of $610.

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        Australie. Un voyage a travers le bush

      Imprimerie de Jules-Guillaume Fick, Geneva 1868 - Octavo, 10 fine autotype plates and 10 autotype illustrations; a fine copy in a contemporary-style French binding of quarter morocco gilt by Laurenchet. Rare: a vividly dramatised and illustrated account of life in the Queensland bush. The unusual illustrations are actually a series of mounted photographs of drawings. Marcet travelled through Australia in the early 1860s as a representative of the Geographical Society of Geneva, and is particularly known for his assiduous collection of photographs of settler and aboriginal life. In 1861 he published his Notice sur la province de Queensland, which included his observations on the natural history, the settlement, and the local tribes of the area. This work extends upon this earlier research, and its real importance lies in Marcet's unflinching portrayal of the tensions between settlers and aborigines. The arresting illustrations include several images of open conflict, as well as one dreadful representation of aboriginal men being hunted over a cliff while the women and children of the tribe look on. The book was printed in only 200 copies. A Swedish translation followed in 1870. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      . Bleistift, auf Velin, mitte und links unten bezeichnet und signiert "C'est Charlotte, ma fillette P. Renouard". 26,5:35,2 cm. Der Reiz der spontan erfaßten Darstellung liegt in dem dynamisch-bewegten Strich, der sich an den Errungenschaften des Impressionismus orientiert.. Nachdem Renouard als Dekorationsmaler tätig war, besuchte er seit 1868 die 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.

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        Autograph letter signed incorporating a 3-bar autograph musical quotation

      4 pp. of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated June 28, 1868. To Confalonieri. With autograph envelope addressed to Confalonierei as "Esteemed Oboe Professor," 11 Via Chiossetto in Milan. In Italian (with translation). A very humourous letter beginning with mention of his "notturno" entitled Speranze perduto and going on to reflect on the marital state: "I keep mulling over the doubtful indispensability of marriage, which features prominently in the title of the above-mentioned Notturno. Your latest advice has shaken me up deeply, to the point where I am seriously doubting that I will take a wife. Oh button-less underwear so horribly torn to leave testicles naked... what will happen to you? Oh deformed socks, oh collars... oh pocket with holes... what will become of you? I grow numb at the thought of these horrible troubles." With a 3-measure autograph musical quotation, "the first eight beats of which consist of my greetings to Miss Gabriella with a thousand warm wishes..." and goes on to tell his correspondent "Today I signed my sentence. For five more years I will be Capo Musica." Uniformly browned; creased at folds; small splits at folds; several very small holes; some foxing; envelope worn and slightly defective. . "[Ponchielli] was the most important opera composer (Verdi apart) between the mid-19th century and the advent of the so-called &#145;Giovane Scuola&#146;." Julian Budden and Fedele D&#39;Amico in Grove online

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        The White Rose

      Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1868. Leipzig - Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of this novel by George Whyte-Melville. George John Whyte-Melville (18211878) was a Scottish novelist of the sporting-field and a poet. Copyright edition. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In half-calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart, though with some rubbing. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some handling marks and the odd patch of foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Ring and the Book.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1868. - In four volumes. First edition, first issue with volume numerals on the spine in Roman on vols. I & III and in Arabic on volumes 2 & 4. 8vo., orig. dark green cloth, bevelled edges. Bookplate in each volume, hinges in volumes one and four cracked o/w near fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Oceano Atlantico Septentrional. Carta de la Isla de Tenerife en las Canarias, levantada por el Capitan A.T.E. Vidal de la M.R. Inglesa en 1838. Corregida en 1868.

      1868 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1868. Touch of original colour. 485 x 650mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.

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        Oceano Atlantico Septentrional. Carta de la Isla de la Gran Canaria, levantada por el teniente Arlett de la M.R. Inglesa en 1834. Corregida en 1868.

      1868 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1868. Touches of original colour. 480 x 630mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.

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        Homes Without Hands: Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals, Classed According to Their Principle of Construction

      London - Longmans, Green, and Co., 1868. London - Longmans, Green, and Co., 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An edition of this beautifully illustrated Victorian work on animal habitation, in a fine binding. Featuring an illustrated frontispiece andillustrated plates throughout. &#39;With new designs by W. F. Keyl and E. Smith, engraved by G. Pearson&#39;. Condition: In a half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with just minor shelfwear and some slight marks. Internally, firmly bound. Some light foxing to the endpapers but otherwise generally bright and clean. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Barcelona. 1868. 25X17. Holandesa. Obra de Lujo. 2Vol. 1vol, 813Pag. 2vol, 952Pag+5h. Profusamente ilustrada. Magnifica Obra. Ref 13 Biblioteca A.

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