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        Fables de La Fontaine.

      Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie. 1868 - Avec les Dessins de Gustave Doré. Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie. - 1868 - LX et 864 pages. Portrait-frontispice de Jean de La Fontaine. 84 illustrations à pleine page et 284 vignettes et culs-de-lampes gravés sur bois. Complet & Contrôlé. Reliure pleine percaline rouge de l'éditeur. Dos lisse orné de caissons à froid et titre doré. Plaque de titre dorée sur le plat supérieur et filets à froid. Rares rousseurs. Très bon état. Format in-folio (37x27). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Livres et Collections]
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        Tractatus theologico-politicus : a theological and political treatise, showing under a series of heads that freedom of thought and of discussion may not only be granted with safety to religion and the peace of the state, but cannot be denied without danger to both the public peace and true piety / By Benedict de Spinoza. From the Latin. With an introduction and a few notes by the translator

      London : Trübner & co. 1868 - Finely bound in full vellum with gilt-blocked leather label to the spine and decorated gilt on the cover, all professionally re-cased. Remains well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and sharp-cornered. Edition; 2d ed. Physical description; viii, 359, [1] p ; 23 cm. Notes; Translated by Robert Willis. Subjects; Philosophy and religion. 1 Kg. 359 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in the Interior of South Africa,

      London: Bell & Daldy,, 1868. Comprising Fifteen Years' Hunting and Trading; with Journeys across the Continent from Natal to Walvisch Bay, and Visits to Lake Ngami and the Victoria Falls. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green sand-grain cloth over bevelled boards, spines lettered in gilt, blind panels to boards, brown coated endpapers, binder's ticket (Burn & Co.) to vol. 1 rear pastedown, fore edges untrimmed. Wood-engraved frontispiece to each volume, 6 similar plates, 2 folding maps, further wood-engravings to the text. Bookplate of Frederic Straker, probably the banker and field-sports enthusiast (1862-1941), to the front pastedowns. Trivial rubbing to spine-ends, corners lightly bumped, very pale mottling to rear boards, inner hinges repaired, contents toned, a few mild sprays of foxing front and back, vol. 1 with contemporary bookseller's blind-stamp (W. H. Smith) to front free endpaper, very short nick to fore edge of title, the folding map spotted and browned, shallow chipping to top edges of a very small number of leaves where clumsily opened, remains a very good, bright copy. First edition, uncommon in the original cloth. "Few South African books give better descriptions of the sport of the country and the habits and customs of the native races inhabiting the vast areas traversed … there are copious notes on the flora and fauna of the countries visited, amplified by … a valuable index" (Mendelssohn). Chapman (1831-1872), a native of Cape Town, began his travels from Durban 1849, having left his position in colonial administration to trade in ivory and cattle. He spent two years as a storekeeper in Potchefstroom before travelling west into Bamangwato country and joining the party of Francis Galton and C. J. Anderson. In 1852 he traded in Namaqualand and Damaraland, and the following year led an expedition up the Zambesi to within 70 miles of the Victoria Falls, almost beating Livingstone to the discovery. In 1854 he joined Samuel Edwards in an expedition to Lake Ngami, which he followed with a trek through Bechuanaland, before returning to Ngami and continuing to the Okavango River, thence crossing Damaraland to reach Walvis Bay by 1855. After several years of cattle-trading he arranged a second expedition to the Zambesi. He set out from Walvis Bay in 1861 with fellow explorer Thomas Baines, travelling via Lake Ngami to the Victoria Falls, which Baines depicted in a famous series of sketches. Conditions on this last journey were difficult, and with his health compromised, Chapman returned to a life of itinerant trading in Hereroland and Ovamboland. Copies also noted with gilt decoration to front boards.

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        RURAL LIFE.

      - Described and illustrated in the management of horses, dogs, cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, etc., etc.: Their treatment in health and disease; with authentic information on all that relates to modern farming, gardening, shooting, angling, etc. etc. And a complete system of modern veterinary practice. Illustrated with upwards of one hundred steel engravings. Bound in the original five divisions, continuously paginated. Pp. xvi+1016 (printed double column), engraved vignette title page and 64 plates with tissue interleaves (3 folding, many with 2 images), a couple of text illustrations, index; impl. 8vo; dark green cloth over bevelled boards, lettered and decorated in gilt & blind, edges a trifle worn, with small scar to fore-edge centre of lower board division I, fore-edge of upper board slightly faded division IV, and a 6cm. closed tear to spine cloth division V just below the title; hinges occasionally tender, a few tiny edge splits or chips, a little light foxing and soiling; The London Printing & Publishing Company, London, n.d.[1868-69]. *The first and last divisions both contain the original tipped-in ticket entitling the subscriber to an additional Premium Plate. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Kay Craddock - Antiquarian Bookseller]
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        Travels in the Interior of South Africa, Comprising Fifteen Years' Hunting and Trading; with Journeys across the Continent from Natal to Walvisch Bay, and Visits to Lake Ngami and the Victoria Falls.

      London: Bell & Daldy, 1868 - 2 volumes, octavo. Original green sand-grain cloth over bevelled boards, spines lettered in gilt, blind panels to boards, brown coated endpapers, binder's ticket (Burn & Co.) to vol. 1 rear pastedown, fore edges untrimmed. Bookplate of Frederic Straker, probably the banker and field-sports enthusiast (1862-1941), to the front pastedowns. Trivial rubbing to spine-ends, corners lightly bumped, very pale mottling to rear boards, inner hinges repaired, contents toned, a few mild sprays of foxing front and back, vol. 1 with contemporary bookseller's blind-stamp (W. H. Smith) to front free endpaper, very short nick to fore edge of title, the folding map spotted and browned, shallow chipping to top edges of a very small number of leaves where clumsily opened, remains a very good, bright copy. Wood-engraved frontispiece to each volume, 6 similar plates, 2 folding maps, further wood-engravings to the text. First edition, uncommon in the original cloth. "Few South African books give better descriptions of the sport of the country and the habits and customs of the native races inhabiting the vast areas traversed there are copious notes on the flora and fauna of the countries visited, amplified by a valuable index" (Mendelssohn). Chapman (1831-1872), a native of Cape Town, began his travels from Durban 1849, having left his position in colonial administration to trade in ivory and cattle. He spent two years as a storekeeper in Potchefstroom before travelling west into Bamangwato country and joining the party of Francis Galton and C. J. Anderson. In 1852 he traded in Namaqualand and Damaraland, and the following year led an expedition up the Zambesi to within 70 miles of the Victoria Falls, almost beating Livingstone to the discovery. In 1854 he joined Samuel Edwards in an expedition to Lake Ngami, which he followed with a trek through Bechuanaland, before returning to Ngami and continuing to the Okavango River, thence crossing Damaraland to reach Walvis Bay by 1855. After several years of cattle-trading he arranged a second expedition to the Zambesi. He set out from Walvis Bay in 1861 with fellow explorer Thomas Baines, travelling via Lake Ngami to the Victoria Falls, which Baines depicted in a famous series of sketches. Conditions on this last journey were difficult, and with his health compromised, Chapman returned to a life of itinerant trading in Hereroland and Ovamboland. Copies also noted with gilt decoration to front boards. Czech p. 61; Howgego IV B9 (under Baines); Mendelssohn I p. 321; SABIB I p. 506. [Attributes: First Edition]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        Circuit Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts..

      1868. A Protracted Plagiarism Case Against Richard Henry Dana [Trial]. Curtis, Benjamin Robbins [1809-1874]. Dana, Richard Henry [1815-1882], Defendant. Circuit Court of the United States. District of Massachusetts. William Beach Lawrence (in Equity) vs. R.H. Dana, Jr., Et Als. Closing Argument for the Complainant on the Question of Piracy. B.R. Curtis, J.J. Storrow, For the Complainant on the Question of Piracy. Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1868. vii, [3]-255 pp. Octavo (10-1/2" x 7"). Original printed wrappers. Spine abraded, a few chips to edges, light toning to text. Ex-library. Shelf number and hand-lettered institution name to head of front wrapper, small inkstamp to title page. $650. * Only edition. William Beach Lawrence edited two editions of Henry Wheaton's Elements of International Law. Dana, then the U.S. District Attorney for Massachusetts, was the editor of a later edition. Lawrence accused Dana of plagiarism and initiated a copyright lawsuit that lasted 13 years. The court supported Lawrence in minor matters, such as the arrangement of notes and verification of citations, but maintained that Dana's notes were original. The trial brought together some of the finest legal minds of the era, including Curtis, the former U.S. Supreme Court justice who had dissented in the Dred Scott Case and then resigned from the Court. OCLC locates 11 copies. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:1129.

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        Tam O'Shanter

      New York: W.J. Widdleton, 1868. Very Good. First edition with these illustrations. Illustrations by E.H. Miller. Photographed by Gardner. Green decorative cloth elaborately gilt. Complete with eight albumen photographs of subject appropriate illustrations. cloth rubbed away a bit at the corners and with mild loss at the spine ends, a couple of small stains on the boards, sound and very good. Uncommon thus.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1868 - 1868 Wisden Original Wrappers Exceptional Condition

      1868. On offer here is an 1868 Wisden in it's original wrappers and in quite exceptional condition. The front and rear wrappers are flat and bright and unmarked. There is an ownership name to the top of the front wrapper. The spine is complete with the year ""1868"" written in ink to the spine. The book is entirely original and without any restoration at all. The contents of the book are in fine, clean condition. This copy together with the 1864 that I have listed are probably the finest editions of the first 15 years that I have been able to offer for sale.

      [Bookseller: Wisdenshop.com]
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        Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de M. G. Gancia. Composée en partie de Livres de la première Bibliothèque du Cardinal Mazarin et d'Ouvrages précieux provenant des Principaux Cabinets dispersés pendant les Vingt dernières Années

      - xvi, 189 pp. 8vo, cont. green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Paris: Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1868. Very little is known about G. Gancia, described by Breslauer as a "somewhat shadowy, obviously Italian, dealer operating in Brighton, England." Nevertheless, he was the greatest dealer in England of the period for French books. He issued a series of catalogues between 1848 and 1858 from 73 King's Road, Brighton and was, along with Tross, the chief supplier of French books to Huth. He was also active as a publisher. Arriving at retirement age, Gancia began to consign his enormous inventory to the leading auction houses of London and Paris for nearly twenty years. The present catalogue is one in the series of Paris sales. It describes 1150 quite extraordinary books, mostly French and Italian. We learn from the auctioneer's introductory comments that Gancia acquired his stock, now partly sold here, at the most important sales in London and Paris since 1847: Libri, Taylor, A. Bertin, Coste, Renouard, etc. and the majority of the books were finely bound by Niedrée, Trautz-Bauzonnet, Duru, Capé, and Lortic. Fine copy from the library of Eric Speeckaert with bookplate. ? See Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, Supp., col. 354. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc.]
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        Système Métrique Méthode D'Enseignement Comprenant Un Ouvrage Explicatif Et Huit Tableaux Se Succédant Progressivement . Deuxième Edition

      Paris 1868 - Ici nous ne vendons que le volume des 8 tableaux du système métrique, format in-folio, cartonnage pleine percaline noire de l'éditeur, page de titre + 8 tableaux sur double pages montées sur onglet, illustrations en couleur, qq accrocs à la percaline, charnières fragiles, sinon bon exemplaire, rare

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        Geograpahical Fun: Being Humourous Outlines of Various Countries. With an Introduction and Descriptive Lines.

      Hodder and Stoughton, [1868] - 4to. pp. [6], 12 coloured maps, [4, publisher?s adverts]. Original cloth, rather rubbed and gutta percha perished with some slight chupping to the margins of the maps, not affecting the images. The introduction describes these caricature maps as the work of a "young lady. in her fifteenth year." The introduction itself and accompanying four lines of verse beneath each map are ascribed to "Aleph" on the title-page, but the book was in fact a posthumous work by William Harvey, wood-engraver, illustrator and writer of verse for children. The 12 chromolithographed, anthropomorphic maps comprise: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Prussia, Germany, Holland & Belgium, Denmark and Russia. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Russia.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. c 1868 - c. 24 x 20 cm. Original chromolithographed (colour printed) caricature map of Russia represented by Alexander II, the then Emperor on one side and the Russian bear on the other. Four lines of verse beneath map.

      [Bookseller: Robert Frew Ltd. ABA ILAB]
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        10 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Paris u.a., 1862-1868. - Damas war Militärkaplan während des Krim-Krieges im Jahre 1856 (u.a. bei der Belagerung von Sewastopol) und war danach im Orient (u.a. Syrien) tätig. Er verfasste zahlr. Schriften, darunter „Souvenirs religieux et militaires de la Crimée" (1857); „En Orient. Voyage à Jérusalem" (1864); „Souvenirs de guerre et de captivité" (1874); „Voyages en Orient : La Judée" (1882) u.a. 1908 erschien eine Biographie von J. Burnichon, „Un jésuite, Amédée de Damas". - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Wolfgang Friebes]
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        George Washington as a Mason

      1868 - George Washington as a Mason. Small folio lithograph, 1868. Black & white. Lithographer Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888) and artist James Merritt Ives (1824-1895) formed Currier & Ives in New York City in 1857 to publish art prints. The company closed in 1907, after the deaths of its founders, when business had declined due to new printing technologies and changing artistic tastes.

      [Bookseller: Seth Kaller Inc.]
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        Circuit Court of the United States, District of Massachusetts.

      1868 - A Protracted Plagiarism Case Against Richard Henry Dana [Trial]. Curtis, Benjamin Robbins [1809-1874]. Dana, Richard Henry [1815-1882], Defendant. Circuit Court of the United States. District of Massachusetts. William Beach Lawrence (in Equity) vs. R.H. Dana, Jr., Et Als. Closing Argument for the Complainant on the Question of Piracy. B.R. Curtis, J.J. Storrow, For the Complainant on the Question of Piracy. Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, 1868. vii, [3]-255 pp. Octavo (10-1/2" x 7"). Original printed wrappers. Spine abraded, a few chips to edges, light toning to text. Ex-library. Shelf number and hand-lettered institution name to head of front wrapper, small inkstamp to title page. $650. * Only edition. William Beach Lawrence edited two editions of Henry Wheaton's Elements of International Law. Dana, then the U.S. District Attorney for Massachusetts, was the editor of a later edition. Lawrence accused Dana of plagiarism and initiated a copyright lawsuit that lasted 13 years. The court supported Lawrence in minor matters, such as the arrangement of notes and verification of citations, but maintained that Dana's notes were original. The trial brought together some of the finest legal minds of the era, including Curtis, the former U.S. Supreme Court justice who had dissented in the Dred Scott Case and then resigned from the Court. OCLC locates 11 copies. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:1129. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Parallèles des Edifices anciens et Modernes du Continent Africain

      dessinés et Relevés de 1847 à 1854 dans l'Algérie, les Régences de Tunis et de Tripoli, l'Egypte, la Nubie, les Déserts, l'Ile de Méroé, le Sennar, le Fa-Zoglo et dans les Contrées Inconnues de la Nigritie. Atlas... First edition. Large double-page map, two original photographs, tinted lithograph title, two chromo-lithographs, two photo-lithographs & 43 other lithographs (majority tinted in one or more tints, one coloured), 33 engraved plans (2 of these coloured). Folio. Contemporary half morocco, extremities slightly rubbed, lower corner of upper board bumped. [2](title, contents), [14](letterpress, printed on recto only) ll. Paris, Hachette et Cie., [1864 -

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        Ao publico por João Severiano Ribeiro em seguida do Acto do Governo que o exonerou da Commissão de Inspector da Thesouraria de Fazenda do Ceará, e demittio do lugar de Chefe de Secção da de Pernambuco.

      Ceará, Typ. Constitucional, 1868. - Small 8°, recent burgundy half morocco over decorated boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, gilt letter, decorated endleaves, top edge rouged, original printed wrappers bound in. In very good to fine condition. 33 pp. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION? *** Not in Sacramento Blake. Not in Innocêncio. Not located in Porbase, Copac, KVK (44 databases searched), Catnyp, Hollis, Orbis, or Melvyl. Not located in NUC. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Voyage dans le Soudan occidental (Sénégambie - Niger)

      Librairie de Hachette 1868 - - Librairie de Hachette, Paris 1868, Grd. in-8 (16,5x24,5cm), 693pp., relié. - Edition originale illustrée de 6 cartes (2 dépliantes et 4 sur double page) et 2 plans, ainsi que de 81 figures sur bois in-texte et hors-texte. Reliure en demi chagrin bordeaux d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné. Les plats ont été retendus d'un papier marbré ainsi que les gardes intérieures. Traces brunes sur les premiers feuillets, ensuite quelques brunissures sur certains feuillets. Bon exemplaire. Un des meilleurs livres illustrés sur l'Afrique de l'ouest. En 1863, le général Faidherbe, gouverneur du Soudan, missionna le lieutenant Mage pour une expédition d'exploration le long du Niger en Afrique de L'ouest, et au Sénégal. Ce voyage d'exploration, destinée également à installer des routes commerciales dura trois années. Mage pénétra dans des régions jamais encore explorées, et donna la première description de l'empire Toucouleur de Ségou. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition illustrated with 6 maps (2 folders and 4 on double page) and 2 shots. Binding in half burgundy bordeaux of time. Back with ornate nerves. The boards were tightened from a marbled paper as well as the inner guards. Traces brown on the first leaves, then some brownings on some leaves. 693pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Reise nach Abessinien, den Gala-Ländern, Ost-Sudan und Chartum in den Jahren 1861 und 1862. Mit Vorwort von A. E. Brehm.

      Hermann Constenoble, Jena 1868 - XII, 459 S., 1 Blatt, 10 Tafeln (davon 4 farbige lithographischre Tafeln, 5 in Holzschnitt und 1 in s/w Lithographie) sowie 1 mehrfach gefaltete farblithographierte Karte (Äthiopien), Mit allen 10 Tafeln und der Karte (so vollständig nach dem Verzeichnis der Illustrationen). Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 1010 8°, Halbleder der Zeit mit schlichter Rückenvergoldung, marmorierter Schnitt, Bibliotheks-Exemplar (ordnungsgemäß entwidmet) mit leichten Rückständen vom Rückenschilder, Stempel auf Titel, auf Schnitt und auf der Rückseite der Karte, Name auf Vorsatz, Ecken leicht bestoßen, Kanten leicht berieben, Deckelbezug ganz leicht abgelöst, Papier vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes und innen sauberes Exemplar, [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Codice farmaceutico romano Teorico pratico compilato per ordine di Sua Santità Papa PioIX

      ROMA: Civiltà Cattolica, 1868. Rilegato. BUONO. 22 31. USATO

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        Oeuvres. Publiées par les soins de ses élèves. 8 vols (in 9).

      Paris Victor Masson -72 1868 - Gr.-8° marmor. grünes HLeder auf 4 Scheinbünden m. verg. RTiteln. Komplett. Vol. 1: Notes et mémoires (1872). Vol. 2 et 3: Cours de physique, t. 1 et 2 (1868/69). Vol. 4/1 et 4/2: Conférences de Physique, t. 1 et 2 (1872). Vol. 5 et 6: Leçons d’optique physique, t. 1 et 2 (1869/70). Vol. 7 et 8: Théorie mécanique de la chaleur, t. 1 et 2 (1868/72). Bd. 1 mit gest. Portrait-Front. Dekorative Halbfranz-Bde. in sehr gutem Zustand. Sprache: Französisch 10000 gr.

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        Realities of Irish Life

      Longmans, Green, London., 1868. First edition. Octavo. pp xiv, 407. 30 engraved plates by the author's son, J. Townsend Trench; large folding map at rear. Original green gilt pictorial cloth. The author was Land Agent in Ireland to the Marquis of Lansdowne, Marquis of Bath, and Lord Digby, and was there during the Great Famine. Single library stamp and date and shelf mark written in ink on verso of title-page. Two closed tears to the map which is also a little spotted. Very good indeed.

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        Catalogue de la Bibliothèque de M. G. Gancia. Composée en partie de Livres de la première Bibliothèque du Cardinal Mazarin et d'Ouvrages précieux provenant des Principaux Cabinets dispersés pendant les Vingt dernières Années

      xvi, 189 pp. 8vo, cont. green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Paris: Bachelin-Deflorenne, 1868. Very little is known about G. Gancia, described by Breslauer as a "somewhat shadowy, obviously Italian, dealer operating in Brighton, England." Nevertheless, he was the greatest dealer in England of the period for French books. He issued a series of catalogues between 1848 and 1858 from 73 King's Road, Brighton and was, along with Tross, the chief supplier of French books to Huth. He was also active as a publisher. Arriving at retirement age, Gancia began to consign his enormous inventory to the leading auction houses of London and Paris for nearly twenty years. The present catalogue is one in the series of Paris sales. It describes 1150 quite extraordinary books, mostly French and Italian. We learn from the auctioneer's introductory comments that Gancia acquired his stock, now partly sold here, at the most important sales in London and Paris since 1847: Libri, Taylor, A. Bertin, Coste, Renouard, etc. and the majority of the books were finely bound by Niedrée, Trautz-Bauzonnet, Duru, Capé, and Lortic. Fine copy from the library of Eric Speeckaert with bookplate. ❧ See Gustave Brunet, Dictionnaire de Bibliologie Catholique, Supp., col. 354.

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        Rambles in the Rhine Provinces.

      London: Murray 1868 - First edition. 4to., illustrated with 14 albumen prints mounted (typical size 9 x 11.5cm.), 2 chromolithographs, 4 full-page wood-engravings, numerous vignettes in text, original original blue patterned cloth gilt, gilt vignettes to upper cover, all edges gilt, an excellent copy. Gernsheim, Incunabula 425. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Brigands of the Morea: A Narrative of the Captivity of Mr S Soteropoulos [In Two Volumes]

      London:: Saunders, Otley, and Co.,, 1868.. First edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. xiv, [2], 294, [32]; [iv], 326. Bookseller's 1868 list at back of Vol I. Each volume has a colour frontis (printed by Vincent Brooks Day and Son), showing a Greek Pallekaria in Moreote costume. This is significant, as several authorities, having encountered only copies with a single tinted litho frontis, have taken the view that a rumoured edition with two colour frontispieces is mythical. Well, here it is! Minor soiling to prelims, contents very clean. 1967 ownership name to Vol I free endpaper. In the original bindings of blue pebble cloth, boards decorated in blind, spines titled and decorated in gilt. Firm, spines a little dulled, slight wear to ends. Very scarce thus, and a nice set.

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        Swiss scenery.

      London: Alfred Bennett 1868 - Second edition, enlarged. 4to., 31 original mounted photographs on 25 leaves, descriptive letterpress, original tissue guards (browned), last few leaves a little creased in upper margin with occasional light waterstain, photographs in excellent condition, original green cloth gilt, light wear, all edges gilt, a very good copy of a scarce book. A rare photograph book by Thompson, a photographer perhaps best known for his monumental work recording the archaeological and art collections of the British Museum. The work was originally published in 1866 with 28 photographs. Cf. Gernsheim ,Incunabula, 350 (first edition). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Irish Law Times and Solicitors's Journal. A Weekly Newspaper and Gazette of Legal Postings. Years 1867 - 1972 (with missing Volumes in between (see details below). 66 Volumes Irish Law Times with several Volumes (20) of 'The Irish Law Times Reports' bound with the Law Times Volumes and plus 6 separate Volumes of The Irish Law Times Reports: Comprising Cases argued and decided in The Supreme Court of Judicature, The Land Commission, The Courts of Bankruptcy and the County Courts in Ireland. To Which is added a Digested Index of all such cases reported in the Irish Law Times Reports and in other legal reports. / Also included is the Important "Irish Law Times Digest of Cases decided by The Superior and other Courts in Ireland for the Years 1867 - 1893, compiled by William Cotter Stubbs". [Pro Rege, Grege, Lege].

      95 Volumes bound in 69 Volumes. Quarto. Volume I (1868) - Volume XXIV (1890) (Volume III missing) and Volume 85 (1951) - Volume 106 (1972). Original Hardcover (Original half leather with gilt lettering to spine). Two Volumes in modern bindings (Volumes 102 and 104). Good condition with some stronger signs of external wear. Very few bindings in poor condition. From the library of irish independent politician and solicitor Jasper Travers Wolfe of Skibbereen. Extremely scarce as original set and in such a consecutive run of corresponding volumes. No offer on the international market at the moment of cataloging. Representative Pagination Examples for two 19th century Volumes of the Irish Law Times. Volume I: XX, 808, 112 pages / Volume XXIV: XV, 666 pages.

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        The Drinker Farm Tragedy Trial and Conviction of James Jeter Phillips

      1868. Richmond, 1868. McDade 747. Richmond, 1868. McDade 747. A Scarce McDade Item Phillips, James Jeter, Defendant. The Drinker Farm Tragedy. Trial and Conviction of James Jeter Phillips, For the Murder of His Wife. With Portraits. Richmond: Published by J. Wall Turner, V.L. Fore, Printer), 1868. 96 pp. 2 full- page woodcut portraits (of Phillips and his wife, Mrs. Mary Emma Phillips). Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Original printed wrappers, with advertisements for various Richmond businesses rear and inside front covers. Some soiling, spotting and rubbing with waer to spine ends. Light toning to interior, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves. $750. * Only edition. "Phillips, a scion of a 'good' Virginia family, twenty-four years old, murdered his wife Emily, who was ten years older, on a Henrico County, Virginia, roadside near Drinker's farm. He shot her with a small pistol, and her body was unidentified for three months" (McDade). OCLC locates 4 copies in North American law libraries (Duke, Harvard, University of Virginia, Yale). McDade, The Annals of Murder 747.

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        FUKUJU SOH: THE ADONIS PLANT. [An Erotic Color Illustrated Woodblock Printed Boo

      - [Japan n.d. ca 1868]. Gold brocade green cloth covers, acco- rdion folded, all edge silver gilt, album size 17 x 25 cm., contains 12 double page prints opening to 34 x 25 cm. Oban size, plus an introductory illustrated page. STUNNING ! This is a most famous book executed by one of Japan's most famous painters and woodblock print artist, Hokusai [1760- 1849], who was commonly known as the "Mad Man on Painting." The original was printed in the late 1810's it was unsigned, several variant editions are known, most copies were lost or now unaccounted for. It is part of Hokusai's erotic tri- logy. This posthumous edition has been meticulously carved and printed with the utmost care and registry. The book used some twenty different colors, each color printed by a diffe- rent wood-block. An interesting proof of age, is found on page [six], the rape scene. The girl's red under-Kimono was printed from a color made from finely ground iron. The red has now turned to an iron-red patina with a dark purple hue. This common color was used at the beginning of the Meiji period [1868-1912] for most solid reds. Humidity content determines the amount of time it takes to give this patina, on the average, about 100-135 years for this reaction to change the properties of the iron, forcing it to oxidize and change into and achieve this marvelous color and affect [see #6 scan]. While the book has a proper title slip, it was intentionally left blank. The over all condition of the book is quite good with very minor reservations. A small amount of foxing, more on some, less on other prints, some are even approaching fine. On page #11, the print is about 5 mm. shorter at the bottom, but this does NOT affect the overall value of the image as it is insignificant. A small, faint amount of transfer from the black is evident with close scrutiny. Overall the work is quite lovely, and the viewer is soon distracted to the subject of the images rather than the minor flaws. A truly magnificent and unusual example of early Meiji polychrom printing. Most of the Shun Pon [erotic books] of this period show small images, drawn from a distance, with room decorations, food, bedding, flow- ing robes, furniture and outside scenery. This by stark con- trast has directed the viewer to the real point of Shun Pon [literally Spring Book Pictures.after all, spring in Asia means a new beginning and the opening of a New Year.return of nature from a winter's sleep, what better things to think of and do for a good New Year start if not sex !] is to sti- mulate and enhance the act of making love. The book begins sans title page nor artist's name recognition. Many books of this subject were clearly executed by some of the most famous artists of the period. It was a quick source of cash for starving artists. The work starts out with a double-page showing sliding Fusuma doors, an invitation to voyeurism. The doors are subtly decorated giving no clue to the true nature of the contents, useful for coercing young virgins to have a look.also the reason for no title slip. Each of the subsequent 12 double pages are devoted to the real subj- ect of this book. The joy, art and pleasure of love-making. From the beginning of recorded time the Japanese were not a prudish people. In fact, they held strong beliefs in and worship of inanimate sexual objects such as trees, rocks and other things that showed a natural resemblance to the genitalia. These objects were collected & placed in shrines. Later, some were carved from wood and stone and placed in special "fertility shrines" in Japan. Barren women often visited these shrines offering prayers to the Gods for fert- ility and evoked charms. Stories passed down over the cent- centuries, that some of the keepers of these fertility shri- nes, or their priests were willing "assistants" of these "Gods" & gladly inseminated such vulnerable women. The Jap- anese had an affinity with the natural expression of passion passion and lust. Rape of women alone alon

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        The Irish Law Times and Solicitors's Journal. A Weekly Newspaper and Gazette of Legal Postings. Years 1867 - 1972 (with missing Volumes in between (see details below). 66 Volumes Irish Law Times with several Volumes (20) of 'The Irish Law Times Reports' bound with the Law Times Volumes and plus 6 separate Volumes of The Irish Law Times Reports: Comprising Cases argued and decided in The Supreme Court of Judicature, The Land Commission, The Courts of Bankruptcy and the County Courts in Ireland. To Which is added a Digested Index of all such cases reported in the Irish Law Times Reports and in other legal reports. / Also included is the Important "Irish Law Times Digest of Cases decided by The Superior and other Courts in Ireland for the Years 1867 - 1893, compiled by William Cotter Stubbs". [Pro Rege, Grege, Lege].

      95 Volumes bound in 69 Volumes. Dublin, John Falconer, 1868-1972. Quarto. Volume I (1868) - Volume XXIV (1890) (Volume III missing) and Volume 85 (1951) - Volume 106 (1972). Original Hardcover (Original half leather with gilt lettering to spine). Two Volumes in modern bindings (Volumes 102 and 104). Good condition with some stronger signs of external wear. Very few bindings in poor condition. From the library of irish independent politician and solicitor Jasper Travers Wolfe of Skibbereen. Extremely scarce as original set and in such a consecutive run of corresponding volumes. No offer on the international market at the moment of cataloging. Representative Pagination Examples for two 19th century Volumes of the Irish Law Times. Volume I: XX, 808, 112 pages / Volume XXIV: XV, 666 pages.

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        Collins' map of Victoria

      London : W. Collins, Sons & Co., [1868-69). Engraved map of Victoria, printed in colours, dissected and laid on to linen, decorative border, index to towns and places around the permineter, inset map of the world. A rare colonial map of Victoria, recorded in only four Australian libraries (NLA, SLNSW, University of Melbourne, Monash University). Not in Tooley.

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        Fables de La Fontaine. Avec les dessins de Gustave Doré

      Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1868. In-4. Reliure demi maroquin à coins rouge, plats papier jaspé écaille de tortue, dos à nerfs, caissons ornés, titre, auteur, année de parution dorés, tête dorée, LX + 864 pp., portrait de La Fontaine en frontispice, 84 compositions de Doré à pleine page, 248 vignettes, en-têtes et culs-de-lampe gravées sur bois dans le texte. Coins de pied usés et réparés, bordures des plats légèrement frottées ou partiellement usées, manque 3 cm au coin de pied de la page de garde supérieure, rares et infimes rousseurs, intérieur très frais. Bel exemplaire. "Les Fables de La Fontaine", une ample comédie à cent actes divers et dont la scène est l'univers..." Avec cet ouvrage, Gustave Doré témoigne d'un art de plus en subtil des images. Vignettes et illustrations en pleine page se répondent pour exprimer toutes les nuances du temps ou bien les points de vues des différents protagonistes, par une technique de "champ" et "contre-champ" qui fera les beaux jours du cinématographe, en accommodant le merveilleux aux exigences de son siècle.

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        Fables de La Fontaine

      Hachette et Cie, 1868. In-4, demi maroquin brun, dos à faux nerfs, LX- 864 pp., portrait de La Fontaine en frontispice, 84 compositions de Doré à pleine page, 248 vignettes, en-têtes et culs-de-lampe gravées sur bois dans le texte. Rares rousseurs, légères griffures. Très bon exemplaire

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        Tenders for Survey in Northern Territory

      Adelaide, Government Printer, 1868. Foolscap folio, 8 pages plus copies of two enclosures with the tender forms: a folding plan showing the proposed system of surveying sections (approximately 260 x 315 mm) and a large folding colour map, 'Sketch Map of the North Territory Country in the vicinity of Adam Bay, constructed by J.W.O. Bennett, Draughtsman, from data and instructions furnished by the Hon. B.T. Finniss, L.Col. V.M.F., Govt. Resident Northern Territory. Showing approximately the tracks of the various explorers of the N.T. and the locality of the gold producing district discovered by Mr F.H. Litchfield in September 1865' (515 x 595 mm). Modern cloth with the title in gilt on the front cover; light marginal foxing to the text and folding plan, with light waterstains to the leading edge of the last leaf; the folding map is foxed (confined mainly to the wide unprinted margins and blank areas of the printed surface), and there are light waterstains along portions of the top and leading edges; notwithstanding, a very good copy of a very rare item. South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 100 of 1868-69. It contains full details of the nine tenders for the survey of 420,000 acres of land in the Northern Territory, together with a report on them by George Goyder, the Surveyor-General. He saw fit to consider seriously only one of the tenders, and his concluding remarks suggest the ultimate course of action: 'it only remains to be considered whether an efficient party, organized and equipped by the Government, and the additional information gained thereby, would not be infinitely preferable to the bare local description of the country actually operated on by the contractors'. The very detailed map may be seen as a monument to Bennett, who returned with Goyder's party, only to meet his death by spearing on 29 May 1869. Offered together with a copy of the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Volume 79, 1978, containing a relevant article by Michael Williams: 'George Woodroofe Goyder - a Practical Geographer' (22 pages with 3 maps and 3 plates). Also included is a signed copy of the recent biography of Goyder by Janis Sheldrick: 'Nature's Line. George Goyder. Surveyor, Environmentalist, Visionary' (Wakefield Press, 2013; octavo, xiv, 458 pages plus 28 colour illustrations and endpaper maps; papered boards with the dustwrapper).

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        Biblia dat is De Gantsche H. Schrifture, vervattende alle de Canonijcke Boecken des Ouden en des Nieuwen Testaments. Door Last der Hoogh Mog. Heeren Staten Generael. van de Vereenighde Nederlanden, en volgens het Besluyt vande Synode Nationael, gehouden tot Dordrecht in de jaren 1618 ende 1619. Uyt de Oorspronckelicke talen in onse Nederlandsche tale getrouwelick overgeset. Met nieuwe bygevoeghde Verklaringen op de duystere plaetsen, aenteeckeningen vande gelyck Luydende Texten, ende nieuwe Registers over beyde de Testamenten. Ende door gemeene ordre der Nederlandsche Kercken verbetert van Druckfouten en Misstellingen die in den Eersten Druck gevonde worden.

      Kampen, S. van Velzen Jr. 1868. (1, 26) 332, (2) 144, (15) 169, (2) 70 folia. Origineel Leer met ribben, stempels, 8 hoeken en 2 sloten, Folio H. 39,5 x L. 29,5 x B. 12 cm. (De platen zijn wat gevlekt in de marges. Nette uitgave van deze bekende 19e eeuwse Bijbel in nieuwe druk, bevat het Oude en Nieuwe Testament en de Apocriefen. Geïllustreerd met verschillende platen.).

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        Description and Guide to Peterhof].

      Imper. Akad. nauk Skt. Peterburg 1868 - Octavo (26 x 17 cm), two parts in one volume. Half-title, frontiespice, title, [4], iv, [2], with 35 eng. plates and two folding lith. plans. Contemporary calf over brown cloth boards, decorative ornament blindstamped to covers, lettering and decorative ornament stamped in blind to spine; spine rubbed and chipped, corners slightly bumped. An extensive description of the Peter the Great's favoured residence compiled by the Russian general, historian and publisher Geyrot (1817—1882). The work comprises two parts: the first one provides a historical overview of the Peterhof area from 1500 until 1868 when the imperial residence received the bride of the future Alexander III, Princess Dagmar of Denmark; the second part serves as a guide to the Peterhof complex. The work is based on the extensice research of archives, memoires and accounts of the Russian and foreign travellers and is richly illustrated with engraved views of the residence after the drawings by Karl Osipovich Brozh and two plans - of Pererhof and of the environs of Saint Petersburg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A BOOK OF SCOTISH PASQUILS, 1568-1715. (Scottish). Bound with A PACKET OF PESTILENT PASQUILS.

      Edinburgh William Paterson Princes Street 1868 - FIRST EDITION edited by James Maidment, 1868. Thick 8vo, approximately 220 x 140 mm, 8½ x 5½ inches, vignette to title page, 1 headpiece and a few tailpieces, pages: xxviii, 438, followed by: A Packet of Pestilent Pasquils, 31 pages, privately printed, bound in half red morocco, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, dividing gilt rules to covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, pale binder's name at bottom of first blank endpaper (bound by Ramage, London), A very good plus clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHIQUES SUR ÉMAIL VITRIFIÉS ET INALTÈRABLES COMME LES PEINTURES DE SÈVRES PAR LAFON DE CAMARSAC

      Paris: Chez L'auteur, 1868. First edition. 8vo., 28 pp., occasional light foxing and mild creasing. A very good copy in the original printed wrappers. Laid-in is a 4 pp. illustrated brochure by Lafon de Camarsac promoting his ceramic portraits and showing the various sizes with corresponding prices; scattered foxing; else very good. "The first printing of a photographic image on a ceramic surface was undertaken by Lafon de Camarsac in France, 1854, using a gum bichromate system. This relied on the light sensitive chemical potassium bichromate. Mixed with gum arabic, and a sticky substance like honey, it was coated onto a ceramic surface and exposed to light through a positive transparency. Where light hit the surface of the tile, it fixed the gum; where it was darker the substance, remained proportionately sticky to the amount of light falling onto its surface. The result was a latent photograph, revealed when ceramic pigment was dusted onto its surface. Where gum has hardened no pigment adhered, but pigment did adhere to those areas un- or under-exposed. It appears that he also used a system where ceramic pigment was mixed into the light sensitive emulsion. In 1868 Lafon de Camarsac was marketing a system of producing portraits on porcelain, and although a number of companies were said to have taken up the system, it was one requiring a degree of skill to work effectively and consistently; and it wasn't one for mass industrial use." p. 29 Scott, Paul. CERAMICS AND PRINT. London: A & C Black, 2004. Second edition. Roosens and Salu No. 3530. WorldCat locates only three copies, Indiana State University, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, and Paris - CNAM.

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        Scotland.

      London: Hodder and Stoughton. c 1868 - c. 24 x 20 cm. Original chromolithographed (colour printed) caricature map with Scotland depicted as a piper. Four lines of verse beneath map.

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        The Irish Law Times and Solicitors's Journal. A Weekly Newspaper and Gazette of Legal Postings. Years 1867 - 1972 (with missing Volumes in between (see details below). 66 Volumes Irish Law Times with several Volumes (20) of 'The Irish Law Times Reports' bound with the Law Times Volumes and plus 6 separate Volumes of The Irish Law Times Reports: Comprising Cases argued and decided in The Supreme Court of Judicature, The Land Commission, The Courts of Bankruptcy and the County Courts in Ireland. To Which is added a Digested Index of all such cases reported in the Irish Law Times Reports and in other legal reports. / Also included is the Important "Irish Law Times Digest of Cases decided by The Superior and other Courts in Ireland for the Years 1867 - 1893, compiled by William Cotter Stubbs". [Pro Rege, Grege, Lege].

      Dublin: John Falconer. Good condition with some stronger signs of external wear. Very few bindings in poor condition. From the library of irish independent politician and solicitor Jasper Travers Wolfe of Skibbereen. Extremely scarce as original set and in such a consecutive run of corresponding volumes. No offer on the international market at the moment of cataloging.. 95 Volumes bound in 69 Volumes. Dublin, John Falconer, 1868-1972. Quarto. Volume I (1868) - Volume XXIV (1890) (Volume III missing) and Volume 85 (1951) - Volume 106 (1972). Original Hardcover (Original half leather with gilt lettering to spine). Two Volumes in modern bindings (Volumes 102 and 104). Good condition with some stronger signs of external wear. Very few bindings in poor condition. From the library of irish independent politician and solicitor Jasper Travers Wolfe of Skibbereen. Extremely scarce as original set and in such a consecutive run of corresponding volumes. No offer on the international market at the moment of cataloging. Representative Pagination Examples for two 19th century Volumes of the Irish Law Times. Volume I: XX, 808, 112 pages / Volume XXIV: XV, 666 pages.

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