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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'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' 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'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'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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        THE STORY WITHOUT AN END.

      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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        GENEALOGIA, REAL DESPACHO DE NOBLEZA Y ARMAS DEL ILUSTRE SEÑOR DON JOSE DE ESTEVE Y THOMAS

      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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        THREE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED (ONE SOLELY AS "THE EDITOR"), TO EMILY B. GOULD, WITH ANNOTATED ACCOUNTING

      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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        ESPARTERO SU VIDA MILITAR POLITICA DESCRIPTIVA Y ANECDOTICA, OBRA DE LUJO

      . 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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        Haunted Lives. A Novel

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868. First Edition. Three volumes; original publisher?s cloth; some cloth wear; spines cocked; occasional page staining and foxing; a good to very good set. This is a presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister-in-law, ?Mrs. W. LeFanu from The Author.? Le Fanu was one of 19th century Ireland?s finest authors, largely forgotten until his reputation was revived by M.R. James. Listed in Hubin?s Crime Fiction Bibliography, but probably marginal in crime content. A very scarce book, especially in original cloth; presentation copies are notably rare.

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        The Primitive Inhabitants of Scandinavia. An Essay on Comparative Ethnography, and a Contribution to the History of the Development of Mankind: Containing a Description of the Implements, Dwellings, Tombs, and Mode of Living of the Savages in the North

      Longman Green and Co., London 1868 - Rebound in black leather by Bayntun Riviere. Raised bands to spine with titles gilt. Marbled epps with gilt decorative border. All edges gilt. 272pp and XVI plates. Third edition, revised by the author, and translated from his own manuscript. Edited and with an introduction by Sir John Lubbock. Illustrated with steel engravings and XVI plates. There are some small scratches to the leather but otherwise the condition is very good.

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        Je ein eigenh. Brief m. Unterschrift.

      Ohne Ort bzw. Paris, o. J. (1868) bzw. 8. II. 1868.. 1 S., Gr.-8° bzw. 2 S., Gr.-8°.. Über Mislins Werk "Les saints lieux". - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Der Brief des Alexandre d. Ä. mit Knickspuren u. kl. Randeinrissen. - Beiliegend drei Entwürfe von Antwortschreiben u. ein Zettel mit Notizen Mislins (zus. 8 S.). -

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        The Spanish Gypsy. A Poem.

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1868, - FIRST EDITION. 8vo., 223 x 147mm., pps. 358 + 8-page publisher's catalogue. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt motif to upper, gilt titles and decoration to spine, grey-coloured coated endpapers.Some minor wear, spine a touch darkened, rubbed to extremities. Very good indeed. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Shakespeare&#39;s sonnets, with commentaries, by Thomas D. Budd

      Philadelphia, John Campbell, 1868. Philadelphia, John Campbell, 1868. 1st Edition. Association copy: Presented to Fanny Hering from Herman Linde, German Shakespeare actor and reciter. "Herman Linde to Fanny Hering" tooled in gilt on front panel. There is a 2-page handwritten note addressed "Dear Lady" and signed "Yours always truly, Hermann Linde, June 5th 1878." --in prelim. pages. Very good copy rebound with a new matching leather spine. Gilt-stamped titles and decorations, with raised bands. Original gilt-decorated calf panels retained. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed. Slight chipping to corners. Internally, pages lightly tanned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. Desc.: 172 p. 17 cm. Subjects: William Shakespeare -- Poetry -- Sonnets -- Criticism -- Commentary, interpretation etc. -- English literature. Includes two papers by Budd on the sonnets.

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        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'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. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Haunted Lives. A Novel

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868 London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868. First Edition. Three volumes; original publisherâ??s cloth; some cloth wear; spines cocked; occasional page staining and foxing; a good to very good set. This is a presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister-in-law, â??Mrs. W. LeFanu from The Author.â? Le Fanu was one of 19th century Irelandâ??s finest authors, largely forgotten until his reputation was revived by M.R. James. Listed in Hubinâ??s Crime Fiction Bibliography, but probably marginal in crime content. A very scarce book, especially in original cloth; presentation copies are notably rare.

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        Der Schweizer Holzstyl in seinen cantonalen und constructiven Verschiedenheiten vergleichbar dargestellt mit Holzbauten Deutschlands 1. 2. Serie (2 Bde.).

      Hannover, Curt R. Vincentz, 1868, 86. 2°, 30 S., 32 (von 38 Taf.) teilw. zweifarb. lithogr. Taf.; 36 S., 23 Taf. (compl.), Bibliotheks-HLwd./-HLdr., Bibliotheksschild a, Rücken, beschienen, berieben; Stempel u. Sign. a Vors. u. Titelbl. fingerfleckig, allg. gebrauchsspurig - brauchbares Exemplar. Preis in CHF: 660. Fehlend: Manneberger Mühle; Das alte Wirtshaus in Baar, Haus der Sigristen in Marbach, Das Hohe Haus zu Wolfenschiessen (2 Blatt), Stuetz-Constrcktionen der Lauben und Vordaecher; Vgl. Thieme-B. 14, 228f. Seltene Erstausgabe ursprünglich in Lieferungen erschienen. Zwie der im Inhaltsverzeihnis aufgeführten Tafeln sind nicht erschienen. - Ernst Gladbach (1812 - 1896), Schüler seines Onkels Georg Moller, "veröffentlichte einige wertvolle z. T. wiederholt aufgelegte Studien über die Holzarchitektur der Schweiz, für die er teils die Platten eigenhändig radierte, teils sorgfältige Vorzeichnungen für den Holzschnitt oder Lichtdruck anfertigte" (Thieme-B.). Mit Abb. v. Schweizer Holzhäusern aus versch. Kantonen, darunter malerische Ansichten.

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        Die Pfarrei Gmund am Tegernsee und die Reiffenstuel. Ein Beitrag zu oberbayerischen Namen= und Ortsgeschichte.

      Freising, Franz Paul Datterer, 1868.. 17,5 x 10,5 cm. Titel, IV S., 1 Bl., 632 S., 2 Bl. Mit Frontispiz in Photolithographie. HLwd. d. Zt.. Lentner 8033; Pfister I, 118: "Scheint nicht im Handel befindlich". - Das Frontispiz von Ravizza in München mit einer hübschen Ansicht von Gmund am Tegernsee. - Frontispiz stärker, sonst vereinzelt fleckig, Titel gestempelt. - Selten!

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        Trial of Andrew Johnson; President of the United States, Before the Senate of the United states on Impeachment By the House of Representatives for High Crimes and Misdemeanors (3 Volume set)

      Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1868. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1868. Volume I, Preliminaries, opening arguments, evident; Volume II, Arguments and final vote; Volume III, Opinions and Appendix. First Edition bound in black buckram with owner&#39;s name (John P. Frank, the noted attorney who wrote on Lincoln as a lawyer and and wrote the Miranda brief which is partner, John Flynn argued and won in the U.S. Supreme Court). Frank wrote 11 books but he thoroughly researched the complexities in history and the impeachment of Andrew Johnson was one that blended fiery political enemies in the most dramatic charges of a sitting President until the impeachment of Richard Nixon.. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

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        Fragmente oder kurze Aufsätze im Stammbuche zu gebrauchen. Aus empfindsamen Schriften gesammelt und aufgesetzet von Carl Friedrich Zeise. Aus Altona. - [Manuskript].

      - 89 (1) Seiten. geschrieben in schwarzer Tinte, marmorierter Ppbd. der Zeit, 16 cm. Der Apotheker Carl Friedrich Zeise aus Altona war Ururgroßvater von Theodor Zeise, dem Gründer der Altonaer Schiffsschraubenfabrik Zeise (vgl. Alberti, 1868: 2, 2432). - Das Manuskript ist datiert "Hannover. d. 4. Febr: Ao: 1778". - Einband berieben und bestoßen und mit Rissen des Überzugspapiers, Schnitt gering fleckig, sonst und insgesamt gutes Exemplar. 352 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        GOOD WORDS FOR THE YOUNG 1869

      London: Strahan & Co., [1868-]1869. London: Strahan & Co., [1868-]1869.  First edition, 24 x 16cm (4to), in contemp. ¾ black morocco w/marbled boards, gilt title & 7 raised bands to spine, a.e. red-speckled, [i-ii], 1-589 [590], v-vi (Index), [i-ii], 1-53 [54] pp. w/numerous full-page & in-text wood engravings by the Dalziels after Arthur Hughes, A.B. Houghton, W.S. Gilbert, G.J. Pinwell, etc.  Printed by R. Clay Sons & Taylor, London (the Xmas issue printed by Virtue & Co., London), this vol., the 1st in the series, contains the Nov. 1868 thru Oct. 1869 monthly issues & includes the 1st printings of MacDonald's "At the Back of the North Wind" (instalments 1-8) & Kingsley's "The Boy in Grey" (1st 11 chapters) w/the Hughes illus., Gilbert's "King George's Middy" w/his 155 illus., Andersen's "Vænöe and Glænöe," etc.  Also incl. at the end of this vol. is the scarce Xmas issue for 1869, "The Amalgamated Robin Redbreasts."  Binding Very Good (marbled boards rubbed & worn, & hinges mended); contents Very Good (outer edges of 2 leaves chipped & sl. proud, & Xmas issue plate moderately stained).  White passim, Bulloch 688, Reid passim, Fredeman 93.13, Shaberman 40(i), de Beaumont 207 (Vol. 1), Goldman passim.

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        3 eigenh. Briefe mit U. ("A." bzw. "Ant. Auersperg").

      Graz und Thurn am Hart, 1868-1875.. Zusammen 4 SS. auf 6 Bll. 4to und 8vo. Beiliegend ein eh. Brief Marie Gfin. Auerspergs.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten. I: "Empfangen Sie in aller Eile meinen wärmsten Dank für das werthvolle literarische Geschenk, durch dessen gütige Übersendung Sie mich neuerdings auszeichneten und erfreuten. Gleichzeitig aber kann ich nur aufrichtig bedauern, Ihrem Wunsche nach zwei Karten für die morgige Herrenhaus Sitzung trotz meiner eifrigsten Bemühung nicht nachkommen zu können, da nach Versicherung unseres Präsidialbureaus, wo die Eintrittskarten ausgegeben werden, seit zwei Tagen auch nicht das kleinste Plätzchen mehr verfügbar ist [...]" (Br. v. 18. März 1868; gemäß einer beiliegenden alten Antiquariatsbeschreibung an einen Dr. Jacques). - II: "Seit dem Tage, an welchem Sie und Herr Professor v. Egger mir die Ehre Ihres Besuches und Ihrer für mich so schmeichelhaften Aufforderung erwiesen, war ich von den verschiedensten Dingen so sehr in Anspruch genommen, daß sich bisher noch keine ganz freie und zu poetischen Conceptionen geeignete Stunde einfinden wollte [...] Um nun die Vorbereitungen zu der beabsichtigten Vorstellung für das Walther-Denkmal nicht zu beirren, bin ich zu der rechtzeitigen Anzeige bemüßigt, daß ich die mir freundlichst zugedachte Aufgabe eines Prologs oder dergleichen zu lösen wohl kaum in der Lage sein werde [...]" (Br. v. 20. Januar 1875). - III: "Indem ich auf Ihr so eben erhaltenes, sehr geschätztes Schreiben sowohl im eigenen, wie im Namen meiner Frau den wärmsten und verbindlichsten Dank abstatte, beeile ich mich in deren Auftrage die Versicherung auszusprechen, daß sie, schon um des edlen Zweckes willen, es sich zur besonderen Ehre und Freude rechnen würde, das ihr so freundlich zugedachte Amt einer Lady Patroneß bei dem für den Schriftsteller-Wittwenfonds beabsichtigten Concerte zu übernehmen [...]" (Br. v. 28. November 1875). - Der Brief von Auerspergs Witwe Marie v. 6. März 1877 an einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten mit der Versicherung, "Ihnen jene Werke meines theuren Gatten für Ihre Bibliothek zu senden, welche Sie noch nicht besitzen [...]" (auf Briefpapier mit schwarzem Trauerrand und gepr. kalligr. Monogramm). - Auersperg, unter dem Pseudonym "Anastasius Grün" publizierend, war seit 1848 Abgeordneter im Frankfurter Parlament. "Seit 1830 in kritischer Auseinandersetzung mit dem 'Metternichschen System', veröffentlichte er anonym 'Spaziergänge eines Wiener Poeten', das früheste Dokument politischer Lyrik des österreichischen Vormärz und zugleich Grüns politisches Bekenntnis zu national-liberalen Ansichten" (DBE).

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        My First Book of Grecian History

      London - Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1868. London - Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce children&#39;s guide to the history of Greece, in a question and answer format. Featuring a frontispiece map of Greece. There is a publisher&#39;s catalogue to the rear. Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1810-1897) graduated from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in Law in 1836. Hewas ordained in 1838. His first major work, &#39;A Guide to the Scientific Knowledge of Things Familiar&#39; (first published around 1838-41) became immensely popular. Brewer is best known as a compiler of reference works, notably &#39;Brewer&#39;s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable&#39; (1870). Condition: In the original paper wraps. Externally, mild edge-wear, with slight loss to top and tail of spine, and some light scuffs to rear wrap. Internally, firmly bound and bright and clean, with just the odd mark. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Disputationes scholasticae et morales. Editio nova... accurante J. B. Fournials.

      Parisiis (Paris), Apud Ludovicum Vives.. 1868 - 1869. 8 volumes. Half leather. Together ca. 6000 pages; 28 cm. Text in Latin. - (monastic library stamps, sl. worn, sl. browned, some foxing) Although still good set, see image..

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        Irkdale and Other Stories

      Manchester - John Heywood, 1868. Manchester - John Heywood, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Brierley&#39;s humorous accounts of Lancastrian life. First Edition. Contains: Irkdale; Or, The Odd House in the Hollow and Tales and Sketches of Lancashire Life, Volume II. Tales and Sketches of Lancashire Life features an engraved titlepage. With a glossary of the Lancashire dialect to the rear. Benjamin Brierley (1825 18 January 1896) was an English weaver and writer in Lancashire dialect. Condition: Rebacked in cloth with the original spine laid down. Externally, excellent with just minor shelfwear only. Darkening and some rubbing to the original laid down spine. Internally, firmly bound. Clean with just the odd spot or mark. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Five Days Entertainments at Wentworth Grange

      London - Macmillan and Co., 1868. London - Macmillan and Co., 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A collection of illustrated children&#39;s short stories from Francis Turner Palgrave, where each child living at Wentworth Grange tells a different story every day for five days. With numerous illustrations in the text. Francis Turner Palgrave, 1824 - 1897, was an English anthologist and art critic. This work is dedicated to his own children. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to front pastedown. Condition: In a green cloth binding. Externally very smart, with just some minor shelfwear and a couple of marks to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, but with some scattered light foxing. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Five Weeks in a Balloon - Every Saturday

      Boston: Fields & Osgood, 1868. Boston: Fields & Osgood, 1868 Boston: Fields & Osgood, 1868 [hardbound Volume 6, July to December 1868 of the magazine]. Taves & Michaluk V001. 10.25" x 6.75", 828 pp. Ex-Tacoma Public Library; half black calf with marbled paper boards. Quite scuffed, particularly at the corners and hinges. Pages are age toned, some are wrinkled, one page is torn but complete [not a page within the Verne issue]. Strongly bound. Somewhat worn (see scans) but still quite strong, better than Good, just short of very good by reason of one or two too many scuffs. Fascinating and quite rare Jules Verne English-language first/first. Just a few pages buried within this hefty collection of six months of Every Saturday: A Journal of Choice Reading - a Fields & Osgood double-column weekly issue - treat Verne&#39;s first novel, Five Weeks in a Balloon. At the time, the magazine editors were apparently of the opinion that Verne [who was then largely unknown to the American public] was describing actual events, rather than fictitious ones, in his tale of African adventures undertaken via the vehicle of a hot-air balloon. Here, in the five pages of this first appearance (see scan of the first one), only certain passages of the novel occur, along with a synopsis by the apparently intrigued editor, who concludes with the line: "All I can say is, that it was shameful of our newspapers, which profess to record everything that passes, to treat this important event with such utter silence." Verne is even mis-identified by the flummoxed staff, who refer to him as "M. Jules Berne." For this title, this piece is exceeded in English-language rarity only by its own softbound variant - i.e., the same piece not bound together in six-monthly tomes such as this, which was the habit of the era, which few have presumably largely perished. Taves & Michaluk at V001 note that "The London" sourcing reference for the Verne article remains unknown. See all scans. L53n

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        Cours de Litterature Dramatique

      72 - Paris - Charpentier, Libraire-Editeur, 1868. 72 - Paris - Charpentier, Libraire-Editeur, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound collection of literary criticism from French politician and author, Marc Girardin. Tenth edition. Within these worksMarc Girardin examines dramatic passions, discussing the mode in which they are treated in ancient and modern drama, poetry and romance. The book, a defence of the ancients against the moderns, did not, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica Eleventh Edition, take into account the fact that only the best of ancient literature has come down to us. Girardin&#39;s oeuvre was, overall, very hostile toward Romanticism. With prize bookplate to the front pastedown of volumes two andfour, from College Rollin, Paris, dated 1873. Each volume features the college&#39;s emblem, in gilt to the front boards. Complete in five volumes. Condition: In crushed morocco binding with gilt motifs to the front boards, and gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, all are lightly rubbed, with some damp staining to volume one. Minor shelfwear to the head and tail of spines. Front hinge to volume two is slightly strained but firm. Internally, all are firmly bound and bright, generallyclean throughout, aside from the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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