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        Le Diable à Paris et les Parisiens à la plume et au caryon

      J.Hetzel 1868 - 73pp. Bon Etat reliure passée. Les cions sont très frottés. le cartonnage est piquté de traces d'usures. Le dos en cuir rouge est aussi usé sans aucun dommage pour sa solidité. bonne charnière. a l'intérieur quelques rousseurs et traces de doigts. Pages 53 et 54 le bas est légèrement dechirée avec cependant toute la page entière pas de manque du papier. puis le papier devient plus frais. Pas de ratures pas de manque ni de papier frippé. la page de titre est légèrement dechirée. Dessins en etat parfait. Bertall-Cham-Dantan-Clerget-Textes par:Balzac-Octave feuille,Georges SandEtc. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Photographic album of Gothic architecture and proposed designs for the Royal Courts of Justice, London.

      ca. 1868-70 - 120 albumen photographs (primarily 6 x 8 in. to 15 ½ x 10 ½ in.), mounted, most in excellent condition with strong tones. Contemporary black morocco. Pencil captions. Photographs by Francis Bedford, Francis Frith, Antonio Beato, Frank Mason Good, and other photographers. This splendid album contains 120 fine medium and large format photographs of Gothic and High Victorian Gothic architecture. The images range from the great cathedrals and ruined abbeys of England and Europe to nineteenth-century English parish churches and country houses in the Gothic style. Panoramic views, doorways, facades, windows, columns, architectural details, and interiors are all represented. The album is a valuable resource for the study of Gothic architecture and for the history of the famous and obscure buildings it documents. Given the collection's wide-ranging coverage of Gothic architecture and its inclusion of photographs of eleven of the architect's own drawings, this album may have been a reference collection assembled by George Edmund Street, the leading English architect of his day. Street's career culminated in his design of the Law Courts of London, the nation's greatest public building in the second half of the nineteenth century. In 1868 the eleven architects competing for the commission submitted designs placing of the building on the Thames Embankment. Street won the competition, "the greatest architectural prize in this generation" (Barry). Drawing on his intensive study of Gothic architecture, Street designed the immense, dramatic building from its foundation to its elaborate carvings and spires, dazzling the judges with his finely wrought original drawings. Construction began in 1873 and was completed in late 1882, a year after Street's death due to over-work and exhaustion. This is a magnificent reference collection of medium and large format photographs assembled at the high water mark of Victorian Gothic architecture. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        1868 - 1873 ARCHIVE OF THREE [3] HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT LEDGER BOOKS OF A PROSPEROUS, SUCCESSFUL COBBLER

      CHAMBERSBURG PENNSYLVANIA PENN PA 1868 - On offer is a super archive of three [3] ledger/account books of George Lehner, Jr. a cobbler [shoemaker] in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The ledger details George's business from 1868 to 1873 with more than 900 pages of recorded transactions of detailed accounts of shoes, boots, and other footwear sold or repaired by George Lehner Jr., a master cobbler and his staff of shoemakers. Research of the 1860 U. S. Census shows George's father, (George Sr.) age 56, as a "Master Shoemaker" born in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany; George, age 19, as a Shoemaker's Apprentice, born in Pennsylvania. Living with his mother, Elizabeth, age 50, and sister Margaret, age 14. Two shoemakers and a servant living with the family: Henry Keagy, Sebastian Stout, and Elizabeth Beam. The 1870 U. S. Census, lists George, now age 28, as a "Boot and Shoe Merchant" born in Pennsylvania; he was married to Margaret Lehner, age 26; they had 3 children: May, age 4, Charles age 3, Margaret age 1, and George, age 3 months. Two shoemakers and a servant live with them: Lewis Barnaker, Lewis Geotman, and Elizabeth Miller. The 3 account books are a Who's Who of Franklin County in the 1860s and 1870s with many, many hundreds of names: Crawford, Croft, Cassel, Crepler, Chambers, Culbertson, Caufman, Clugston, Cridler, Collins, Coser, Colby, Crider, Evans, Ebersole, Embich, Eckert, Eyster, Etter, Embich, Ehrhart, Eiker, Embich, Foltz, Foust, Falkenstein, Frey, Fetterhoff, Gibbons, Gehr, Garver, Hafer, Huber, Hassler, Heoller, Heelman, Heefner, Houser, Hutchinson, Grier, Gibbs, Greenawalt, Geige, Huber, Heid, Hoffman, Huber, Heagy, Henebarger, Jarrett, Kokenaur, Keefer, Kennedy, Kaufman, Kimmel, Keller, Klipper, Keagy, Kindline, Koonitz, Kreighbaum, Latshaw, Laudenslager, Landis, Leedy, Lehman, Leisher, Lightcap, McClintock, McCuloh, Niecley, Nixon, Neff, Pillsbury, Plough, Phillippy, Paxton, Reifsneider, Reif, Radebaugh, Rinehart, Robertson, Richter, Snider, Senseig, Spangler, Steelhause, Snively, Shylock, Shetter, Seibert, Trostle, Trittle, Thompson, Trautmjan, Tilghman, Wolfson, Wengert, Welker, Wadebaugh, Wallace, Zuck etc., etc. The first account book is dated 1868 to1872, 580 pages of handwritten shoe shop accounts; second account book: dated 1872 to 1874, 318 pages; third account book: dated 1869 to 1874, 70 pages. Included are accounts for repairing footwear and selling footwear: calf leather shoes, repairing shoes, soling shoes, heeling shoes, boots, soleing small shoes, gaiters, patching boots, gums, button boots, button shoes, button gaiters, slippers, boys shoes, shoes for wife, selling shoe polish, vamping shoes, etc. etc. No library or institution markings. Pages are clean. The front cover and first few pages of Volume One are detached from the spine. Volume One lacks one or two of the first pages, which are index pages for customers' names beginning with the letters A and B. The spine of Volume One has much loss of the leather surface. Overall G. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall

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        Five Weeks In A Balloon in Every Saturday: A Journal Of Choice Reading, Volume VI, No. 153, December 5, 1868, in bound volume

      Fields, Osgood, & Co., Boston 1868 - Entire volume, marbled front board detached but present, rear board missing, spine missing, binding copy. This is the first appearance in English of parts of the author's first novel, a few pages excerpted from the book of the same title that would be published by D. Appleton, NY, 1869, after having been published multiple times in France beginning in 1863. Verne, who was relatively unknown in the English - speaking literary world, was misidentified by the editors of the present piece as "M. Jules Berne." It is generally believed the editors thought this piece was non-fiction as they noted in the introduction, "It was shameful of our newspapers, which profess to record everything that passes, to treat this important event with such utter silence." Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Historia de la Guerra Civil y de los Partidos Liberal y Carlista.2ª edicion refundida y aumentada con la historia de la Regencia de Espartero. 6 Volúmenes

      Mellado, Madrid 1868 - holandesa bien conservada con nervios y tejuelo láminas grabadas. . 4074 págs.

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        Autograph letter signed of Benjamin Disraeli, British prime minister

      - Hughenden Manor, September 30th 76 Three pages signed Beaconsfiel (he was just raised to the peerage). Written to Mr Blagden and concerning Mister Valbezen and probably his book concerning English people in India. On mourning paper with "Hughenden Manor" engraved. "Dear Mr Blagden, I have been, I am, so pressed with affairs that I have scarced been all (?) to open your mind packed before, or at all. All examine its contents which I am sure I shall value. The wheel is of (?) interest and evidently treated by the hand of a master. I shoull fell (?) if you (?) to M. Valbezen my thanks and my lovely sense of his attention. (?) faitthfully. Beaconfield" VERY GOOD CONDITION FOR THIS NICE AUTOGRAPH LETTER Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, prime minister in 1868 and again between 1874-1880. This letter comes from the French count of Valbezen archives. Eugène-Anatole de Valbezen 1815-1885 Fils de Mlle de Besenval dont il porte le nom retourné, M. de Valbezen, a été élevé par son parent le baron de Talleyrand. Il fut diplomate attaché d'ambassade à Madrid, consul au Cap, consul à Damas, consul à Anvers (1860-1862), consul à Varsovie (1863-1864), consul à Calcutta. Il se consacra aux lettres sous le pseudonyme "le Major Fridolin", participant à la publication d'articles littéraires au Journal des deux- Monde, et se fit connaitre avec plusieurs romans, pièces de vaudeville, et écrits d'actualité dont son principal succès fut Les Anglais dans l'Inde publié en 1875. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Recherches sur les imprimeurs & libraires d'Orléans

      Orléans: G. Jacob for H. Herluison, 1868. PRINTED ON VELLUM, one of perhaps no more than three copies. FIRST EDITION. Herluison limited his edition to 78 copies, a very few of which were printed on vellum. The present vellum copy is numbered 3 and initialled by the author/publisher. 8vo. . Modern red half morocco, edges uncut

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        Bericht des Commissionär des General-Land-Amtes, der Vereinigten Staaten von America, für das Jahr 1867. [together with;] Rapport du Commissaire du Bureau Général des Terres Publiques [&] Rapport från General Land-Kontoret

      Washington: Druck der Regierungs-Buchdruckerei, 1868-9 - Octavo (225 × 141 mm). Original green pebble-grained morocco, spine with gilt title and panels, Land Office crest to gilt to the upper board within elaborate panels, together with the supralibros of "His Excellency Ulysses S. Grant, President of the United States," all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A little rubbed, mostly at the extremities, text-block variably browned Tables to the text. First editions. Foreign language issues of the yearly report of the General Land Office, presumably for the encouragement/information of emigrants. This copy designated for presentation to Ulysses S. Grant, as president. Not in Sabin. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Monthly Reports of Department of Agriculture for the Year 1867

      Washington: Government Printing Office, 1868 - A handsome volume, probably prepared for Grant as President, as he was elected in 1868, assuming office the following year, when America was still largely an agrarian nation and such a work would have had a far greater significance than would be the case today. (Grant's own ante- bellum farming efforts were distinctly unsuccessful.) (GRANT, ULYSSES S) First Edition. 8vo. 397 pp. PRESENTATION BINDING of full green morocco, elaborate gilt floral framework on upper and lower covers, the former bearing the name "U.S. Grant" blocked in gold, t.e.g., gilt inner dentelles, slight wear to extremities, with bookplate, title perforation, card pocket, due date slip and withdrawl stamp of Stanford University Library with neat shelf mark on spine, else fine [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE LEADING MEN OF CHICAGO WRITTEN BY THE BEST TALENT OF THE NORTHWEST.

      Chicago: Wilson & St. Clair, Publishers, 1868. First ed. Carbutt, John. Small 4to., (ii), ix, (10) - 693 pp., with 96 mounted albumen photographs, including a view of City Hall and 95 portraits. One plate shows moderate wear along the blank foredge; there is occasional light staining to a few tissue-guards and text leaves; a.e.g. Full blind embossed brown morocco, with brass clasp as issued. Slight repair to a few breaks at the hinges. A very good copy. Howes C-363; Truthful Lens 30. There are 108 biographies of which 95 are illustrated in our copy. The Chicago Historical Society copy has the same compliment of 95 portraits and one view, most other known copies have less portraits, there are no copies with more portraits. This is commonly regarded as the first "Mug Book".

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        Le Diable à Paris et les Parisiens à la plume et au caryon

      J. Hetzel, 1868. cartonné reliure passée. Les cions sont très frottés. le cartonnage est piquté de traces d'usures. Le dos en cuir rouge est aussi usé sans aucun dommage pour sa solidité. bonne charnière. a l'intérieur quelques rousseurs et traces de doigts. Pages 53 et 54 le bas est légèrement dechirée avec cependant toute la page entière pas de manque du papier. puis le papier devient plus frais. Pas de ratures pas de manque ni de papier frippé. la page de titre est légèrement dechirée. Dessins en etat parfait. Bertall-Cham-Dantan-Clerget-Textes par:Balzac-Octave feuille,Georges SandEtc.

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        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 - 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. Publisher’s 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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      New York: Robert M. De Witt, (1868). First Edition. wraps. An old dampstain affects most of the page throughout but is very light and hardly noticeable. The front wrap has a small chip in the upper right corner slightly affecting the price, and there are two small pieces lacking from the spine. The rear cover is detached but present. Someone long ago used three pieces of adhesive tape to keep the rear cover on, and while those pieces are no longer present there is a slight shadow visible. The front cover is on securely. Still a Very Good copy of a scarce and important baseball book. Small octavo (4" x 6-3/8") in original gold wraps depicting a pitcher in uniform on the front about to throw a ball; [iv], 9-100 pages, plus covers. A very early rule book, illustrated with a frontispiece full-page engraving of two teams playing on a field as well as a diagram of a baseball field and a few small engravings in the text. Includes the constitution and the by-laws "founded chiefly on those of the Active Base-Ball Club of the City of New York." Also contains rules for players and umpires, including a prohibition on betting, as well as descriptions of the requirements for each position. A very useful index follows. The author was the secretary for the New York Base-Ball Association.

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        A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. The book gives accounts of a trip taken with his brother John. Descriptions of the journey are interspersed with discussions on religion, history, poetry and thoughts on changes in New England. Binding is tight; pages are Fine. There is some slight wear along the spine and at the top of the spine. This is a 1st thus, new and revised edition.

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        Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 (B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair). ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL, Zweiter Band.

      - Wien, Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1868. 4to (285 x 230mm). [Contains:] Heller, C. Crustaceen. pp. 280, with 25 engraved plates; Grube, E. Anneliden. pp. 46, with 4 (1 coloured) engraved plates; Ritter von. Frauenfeld, G. Mollusken. pp. 16, with 2 lithographed plates. Later half cloth. The complete invertebrate section of this important Austrian expedition around the world.Nissen ZBI, 4750. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST A Personal Narrative

      Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Very Good+. 1868. Later Printing. Hardcover. Some rubbing to extremities ; 12mo; 470 pages .

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        Five Weeks in a Balloon - Every Saturday; First Verne English Appearance

      Fields & Osgood, Boston 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'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 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Impronte umane trovato 1868 (Pompei).

      Napoli, 1868. albumen print, 24 x 18,2 cm, mounted, photograph no 1238. KEYWORDS:italy / firenze

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        Geology of New Jersey. signed

      Daily Advertiser Office, Newark, 1868, - COOK, George H. The Geology of New Jersey. By Authority of the Legislature. Published by the Board of Managers. Newark : Printed at the Daily Advertiser Office, 1868. Pp [i]-xxiv,1-899,(1),+ 5 folding plates. Lg 8vo, blindstamped black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Wear to spine ends, corners bumped, hinges starting, else a very good copy. With a friendly gift inscription from the author. 600.00 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        206 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

      19 - [DESIGNS FOR SATSUMA WARE] KINKOZAN. 206 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS. A large portfolio of manuscript images, some 205 approximately 29 x 19.5 cm., and one large folded image about twice that size that is stamped with the seal of the important Kyoto ceramic house Kinkozan. Skillfully done throughout in opaque watercolor, white gofun, metallic and mineral pigments, the drawings capture the complex and intricate patterns of 19th century Kyoto Satsuma ware as designed by perhaps its finest interpreter. Kinkozan Sobei VII (1868-1927) and his studio of some 250 potters, who were the largest producers of Satsuma style wares in Meiji Japan, and among the most skilled. This wonderful group of images illustrates the three dimensional quality of the designs where necessary as they wrap around the pot. They are as lavishly and meticulously achieved as the pots themselves. Many of the drawings have(stock?) numbers as well. This group of drawings could form the basis of an important work of exploration of Kinkozan and the Kyoto potters in the late 19th century. Are there examples of these wonderful designs existing in museums and collections around the world? Were these simply a record of designs as they were produced or were they a "sample book" for orders? In very good condition, the drawings are enclosed in a folding clasped chitsu case.

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

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1868. Modern sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, some markings and an occasional notation, else a very good copy; with an eight page Little Brown catalogue First edition of Cooley's magnum opus, admired by Holmes and used by him in his undergraduate course on constitutional law at Harvard, described by his principal modern biographer as "the most fecund source of laissez faire constitutional principles

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        Vijf jaren in Japan. (1857-1863). Bijdragen tot de kennis van het Japansche Keizerrijk en zijne bevolking (2 volumes)

      Firma van den Heuvell & van Santen, Leiden 1868 - Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Text is in Dutch. Two volumes. Number written in pencil on free endpage of each volume. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. All edges gilt. Color illustrations. Fold-out map. Color frontispieces. Wear to outer hinge of volume I. Small closed tears to the spine ends of volume I. The rear board on volume II is nearly detached. The spine cover on volume II is partially detached and has two strips of clear tape at head. Font hinge on volume II is cracked, but binding is secure. Red cloth giltstamped embossed pebble boards lightly rubbed and bumped at corners and spine ends. Volume I is in good condition overall while volume II is in fair condition mainly due to spine and rear hinge damage. Light stamp on front pastedown of each volume. Boards lighlty soiled on leading edge. Quantity Available: 1. Inventory No: 133805. Oversized: additional shipping may be required for international orders. Please inquire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Unusual and interesting collection of 34 works in 29 volumes, mostly constitutions and laws from Mexico and its component states, plus a few essays on related subjects. Dates range from 1821 to 1868, with three-quarters of the items printed in or before 1831.

      , , @@1821-1868 1821. - 34 works in 29 volumes , Nearly all are in very fine condition; half a dozen or so show some soiling or dampstaining. 34 works in 29 volumes ---- The collection includes pieces printed at Mérida de Yucatán, Durango, Puebla, Ciudad Victoria, Chihuahua, Tlapam, Tabasco, San Luis Potosí, Ures, Jalapa, Saltillo and Tlaxcala. Such provincial printing from Mexico is quite rare. Of these works 17 are not in @NUC and six more are cited at lonly one or two locations. Only five (four in copies inferior to those offered here) appeared in the celebrated Streeter sale?Streeter presumably would have been interested in all, or virtually all, of the items present in our collection, given his strong interest in Mexico, Texas and the Southwest.The constitutions and legislation for the Federal Republic of Mexico also applied to much of the southwestern United States (California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Texas) until Texas declared its independence in 1836 and Mexico ceded the area north of the Rio Grande following the Mexican-American War, 1846-1848. The states of Chihuahua, Sonora and Tamaulipas included present-day United States territory. The 1829 @Leyes y decretos del honorable congreso segundo constitucional del estado de Chihuahua, for example, decreed relief for flood victims in El Paso (Texas). And the 1848 @Mensage del ciudadano General Francisco Vital Fernandez describes not only the loss of Laredo to the United States, but also the ravages inflicted on Tamaulipas by American forces and, after war's end, by American outlaws.The dates of the constitutions and laws in this colleciton are as follow: Mexican Empire, 1821; Federal Republic of Mexico, 1823, 1824, 1824; Chihuahua, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832; Coahuila, 1852; Durango, 1825, 1828, 1857; Guanajuato, 1826, 1828?; Mexico (State of), 1830; Oajaca, 1824; Puebla, 1825; Querétaro, 1825; San Luís Potosí, 1835; Sonora, 1848; Tabasco, 1831; Tamaulipas, 1825, 1848, 1848; Tlaxcala, 1868; Veracruz, 1848; Yucatán, 1823, 1824.Also included in the collection are the first Mexican printing of the Constitution of the United States, 1823; two essays extolling the benefits of republican government in Mexico, both printed in Mexico, 1826; a translation by Juan Antonio Llorente of a collection of political aphorisms, Mexico 1822; Tadeo Ortiz de Ayala's @Resumen de la estadistica del imperio Mexicano, Mexico 1822; and @Proyecto de una contribución nacional para engrosar y mantener la lacienda pública del Imperio Mexicano, Mexico 1822.Further details are available upon request.---- Not located in OCLC. not located in Melvyl [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Overland Monthly, 1868-1875; The Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine, 1883-1931

      San Francisco: A. Roman & Company; John H. Carmany & Company [et al.]. (1868-1931). First. Magazine. 93 bound volumes and 40 single issues in wrappers. Octavos and folios. A long run of Overland Monthly, California's most important literary magazine of the 19th and early 20th Century. The set includes a near complete run of the original series from July 1868 until December 1875 (lacking only the January 1870 issue, else complete); and a long, near complete run of the second series from 1883 (when it resumed publication) through 1931. In 1923 it merged with Out West to become Overland Monthly and the Out West Magazine, and changed its format from octavo to folio.Founded and first edited by Bret Harte, Overland Monthly established serious literature and progressive social criticism in the American Far West. It quickly won national and international acclaim as a leading literary force in American letters. Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, and Harte contributed sardonic stories and verse, and all manner of informal, highly personal commentary which propelled Harte and the magazine to literary celebrity. The magazine gave rise to a new generation of writers, loosely known as the West Coast Romantics, that included Bierce and Harte, John Muir, Willa Cather, Joaquin Miller, Jack London, George Sterling, and fantasy/science fiction writer Clark Ashton Smith, all of whom contributed to the magazine. Among the many important works featured in this long run is Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "Dickens in Camp," and "Plain Language from Truthful James," and Bierce's "The Haunted Valley" and "Grizzly Papers," (in five installments). Mark Twain contributed his famous travel log in four installments: "By Rail Through France," and "A Californian Abroad: A Few Parisian Sights; Three Italian Cities; A Mediaeval Romance." Willa Cather's short story "On the Divide" appeared in 1896.Most volumes are bound in full beige or blue cloth. The original series lacks one monthly issue (January 1870), otherwise it is complete in 14 bound volumes (volumes 1-3, and 5-15), with four unbound issues in wraps (February-May, 1870). Volume 3 from 1869 has the original wrappers and supplements bound in. Volumes 1-6 of the second series is incomplete, consisting of 11 unbound single issues in wraps from 1883-1885: (April 1883; January, April, July, August, September, October, and November 1884; January, March, May 1885), then follows a consecutive run of mostly bound volumes 7-89 from 1886-1931 (with 29 single issues from 1921-22 in wrappers). The bound volumes from 1901-1931 have the original wrappers bound in.An ex-library set with bookplates or ink stamps on the front pastedowns. Only two volumes in half calf (from 1895 and 1897) are scuffed and worn, thus good only, about ten volumes and a few single issues in wraps from the 20th Century have some intermittent torn leaves, the volume containing the "San Francisco Fire Number" (May 1906) is split at the gutter with detached leaves, else overall an about very good set. A scarce, large assemblage of many first appearances of important American literary works and articles. A list of notable selections is available. .

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        Reisehandbuch für das Königreich Bayern und die angrenzenden Länderstriche, besonders Tyrol und Salzkammergut mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Geschichte, Topographie, Handel und Gewerbe.

      Stuttgart, Paul Gauger 1868.. 16,5 x 11,5 cm. XIII(1) S., 410, 31, 6 S.; 1 nn. Bl., 226, 7(1) S., 3 nn. Bl. Mit 1 Karte, 20 lithogr. Stadtplänen (auf 1 mehrf. gefalt. Tafel) und 22 Holzstichansichten. Gold- und blindgepr. HLnbd. d. Zt. (kl. Rückendefekte unmerklich restauriert).. Minimale Gebrauchsspuren, Vorsätze etw. fleckig.- Selten.

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        Idylls of the King

      Dover Street, London: Edward Moxon and Co, 1868 This is the large paper edition 41.5*30.5cm. In its contemporary purple decorative cloth, beveled edges, a little faded and the corners and edges bumped and worn a little. Spine has been relaid at some stage keeping the original faded cloth. Internally, front and rear joint has been re-enforced, there is a small circular damp stain to margins of approx. 8 pages at center of book, ffep edges a little chipped, minimal foxing, half title, tissue guarded frontis, titlepage with short text and image to verso, dedication viii, Enid half title, TP and 107 pp, 9 B&W plates. Elaine half title, tp and 84 pp, 9 B&W plates. Vivien, halftitle, tp and 49 pp, 9 B&W plates. Guinevere, half title, to and 41 pp, 9 B&W plates. All plates are tissue guarded, sheets are 41.2 * 29.6 with the B&W images being 24.5 * 18.5 drawn by Dore, Engraved by W Ridgway, text below and then published date of 1867 by Moxon below. Stunning large paper copy. Can find no copy sold at auction for over 30 years and very little reference, COPAC lists copies at NLW, St Andrews & Cardiff. All complete as called for! Rare! (Allibone 2373)

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        VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION

      London: John Murray, 1868. 2 volumes. First edition, second issue with the two line imprint and the two line erratum. With all Illustrations as called for throughout. Tall 8vo, original polished green cloth gilt lettered and decorated on the spines, decorated in blind on the covers. viii, 411, publisher&#39;s catalogue; viii, 486, ads. A wonderfully well preserved, beautiful, fine copy, bright and clean, unusually so and with just a bit of age evidence to the extremities. VERY SCARCE IN THIS FINE CONDITION. The first edition, second issue retains the original format. The first work to truly discuss the actual origin and development of species as an accepted scientific method.<br> "This represents the only section of Darwin&#39;s big book on the origin of species which was printed in his lifetime and corresponds to its first two intended chapters. It...contains, in Chapter XXVII, his provisional hypothesis of pangenesis; one which he thought was new, but has a long back history" (Freeman 877). The second part of his &#39;big book&#39; was not published until 1875, under the title NATURAL SELECTION. It was in this work that Darwin attempted his finalization of the understanding or pangenesis and an explanation of acquired characteristics and hereditary resemblance. These subjects were near to impossible to explain in Darwin&#146;s time as scientific methodology and technology had simply not developed to the point at which finite and provable studies on genes and chromosomes could be explored.

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

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

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication.

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

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

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

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        L'art romantique

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

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

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

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

      Little, Brown, and Company, Boston 1868 - Modern sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, some markings and an occasional notation, else a very good copy; with an eight page Little Brown catalogue First edition of Cooley's magnum opus, admired by Holmes and used by him in his undergraduate course on constitutional law at Harvard, described by his principal modern biographer as "the most fecund source of laissez faire constitutional principles" [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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

      Robert M. De Witt (1868), New York - Small octavo (4" x 6-3/8") in original gold wraps depicting a pitcher in uniform on the front about to throw a ball; [iv], 9-100 pages, plus covers. A very early rule book, illustrated with a frontispiece full-page engraving of two teams playing on a field as well as a diagram of a baseball field and a few small engravings in the text. Includes the constitution and the by-laws "founded chiefly on those of the Active Base-Ball Club of the City of New York." Also contains rules for players and umpires, including a prohibition on betting, as well as descriptions of the requirements for each position. A very useful index follows. The author was the secretary for the New York Base-Ball Association. An old dampstain affects most of the page throughout but is very light and hardly noticeable. The front wrap has a small chip in the upper right corner slightly affecting the price, and there are two small pieces lacking from the spine. The rear cover is detached but present. Someone long ago used three pieces of adhesive tape to keep the rear cover on, and while those pieces are no longer present there is a slight shadow visible. The front cover is on securely. Still a Very Good copy of a scarce and important baseball book [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Flore illustrée de Nice et des Alpes-Maritimes.

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

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

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

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        Fables de la Fontaine avec les Dessins de Gustave Dorè

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

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

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

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        INFELICIA.

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

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        Handwritten Envelope

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

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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&#39;s Magazine, of which Trollope was editor. Trollope himself wrote only the piece "On Hunting" (as well as the Preface for this book); two of the others, "On Rowing" and "On Alpine Climbing," were by Leslie Stephen -- father of Virginia Woolf.~"No other item in Trollopiana appears in so many different clothes without the indication of there having been earlier issues" [Sadleir]; this was due in part to the fact that Virtue & Co. soon went under and its books were bought out by Strahan & Co., which in turn was bought out by Daldy, Isbister & Co. This, however, is a copy from the first issue, with a Virtue & Co. title page dated 1868 and with "Virtue & Co." at the foot of the spine. Condition is very good to near-fine (very slight wear at the extremities, endpapers cracking). Sadleir (TROLLOPE) P4.

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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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