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        Handwritten Envelope

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

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        Saint Pauls. 6 Vols

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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        Document Signed as President

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

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

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

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        The Woman's Kingdom: A Love Story

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

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        Nine Years on the North-West Frontier of India,

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

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        Yosemite: Its Wonders and Its Beauties

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

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        Linda Tressel

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

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        Walt Whitman Signed Check

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

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        The geography of Ceylon. Seventh thousand

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

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        The Earthly Paradise

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

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

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

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

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

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        Tree and Serpent Worship:

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

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

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

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        English Reprints

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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        CONFIDENCES ET REVELATIONS

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

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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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        San Francisco 1849

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

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

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

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        Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication in 2 volumes

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

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

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

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

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

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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).

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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.

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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).

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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]

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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.

      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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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.

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