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        The Four Ancient Books of Wales

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

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        "The earthly paradise, a poem."

      "F. S. Ellis, 1868, 1870" London: "F. S. Ellis, 1868, 1870". 1871. "First editions throughout; 4 vols. in 3, as issued; 8vo, woodcut device designed by Morris on title-p.; orig. green cloth with paper labels on spines, light to moderate wear at extremities, a few small tears at spine ends, small bubbles in cloth on covers, labels soiled and somewhat worn, generally good and sound, or better. Vols. I and 2 (in 1), 1868, first edition, first issue, with misprint ""my"" for ""thy"" on p. 75; this copy inscribed by Morris on front flyleaf: ""With the authors compliments,"" and with the misprint at p. 75 corrected in his hand; Forman 17. (Also included is another copy of vol. I, first edition, first issue with misprint on p. 75, but with the original title-p. and spine label removed and replaced with a title-p. dated 1870 stating ""Parts I. & II,"" as also the replacement label; Forman p. 66 notes that this title-p. and label were inserted into vol. IV for the use of owners of the 1868 edition, and furthermore, that he has ""never seen a copy of the 1868 volume with new title inserted and the new label affixed."") Vol. III, 1870, first edition, with the 2pp. publisher's ads inserted at front, as called for by Forman 23; this copy with front hinge cracked. Vol. IV, 1870, first edition, with the title-p. and label for the 1868 version of Vol. I inserted at back; Forman 30, noting that ""I have met with very few copies of Part IV containing the extra title and label."" Also included in another copy of Vol. IV, 1871, second edition, without the extra title and label at the back; Forman 31. One of Morris's most endearing works, later published by the Kelmscott Press."

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        Die insel Capri mit bildern und skizzen von K. Lindemann-Frommel.

      Dürr 1868 Leipzig, Dürr, 1868. In 4to; pp. 6n.nn., 53, 3n.nn. Otto tavole fuori testo e dieci illustrazioni nel testo. Fioriture al margine interno di qualche pagina. Testo inquadrato. Mezza tela con angoli, titolo in nero al piatto anteriore, dorso rinnovato. Sontuosa pubblicazione d?importanza storica per il testo e soprattutto per le tavole incise con molta arte e finezza, che riproducono luoghi, personaggi, vedute, case e tutto quanto ha importanza artistica a Capri. Doria, pag. 425; Furcheim, pag. 11.

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        Manuscript Signed Letter by Sir John Kirk Which Mentions Africa Explorers David Livingstone and Du Chaillu.

      - 30 January 1868. Manuscript Signed Letter by Sir John Kirk, British administrator in Zanzibar and co-explorer with David Livingstone, in which leading explorers of the Dark Continent are mentioned. 8vo. Double-leaf mourning stationery, measures approximately 18cm x 11cm. Creased, otherwise in very good condition, interesting correspondence on the procurement of significant autographs. The letter reads as follows: "Dear Mrs. Carnegie, Please give to Mrs. Baradaille the enclosed autographs of Livingstone and Du Chaillu. Of Murchison I have not one now but so frequently am in correspondence with him that it cannot be long time before I can add it also. Give her my best regards and believe me I am Yours sincerely. John Kirk"

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        Odes [Not Published]

      [London], [1868]. Good +. Privately Printed. A scarce piece of Victorian literature, and an important association copy. Inscribed "Mrs Jackson with the affectionate regards of Coventry Patmore, May 1868." The recipient was Maria ("Mia") Jackson, nee Pattle, sister of Julia Margaret Cameron and maternal grandmother of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf. She was a close friend and neighbor of Patmore and took care of his children when his first wife, Emily was ill and after her death helped with their upbringing. According to Edmund Gosse (Coventry Patmore, 1905, 130-131) in the autumn of 1868 Patmore destroyed 103 of the 250 copies printed of this publication after giving away a quantity to friends and others he thought might be interested. In original buff wrappers (copies are also found in light blue wrappers). The spine has been restored, the covers are worn along the hinges and edges, and the covers are darkened. Pages have light browning to margins. Still a good copy of this rarity. 46 pages. POE/091213.

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        THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

      1868. Good. mBUCHANAN, Robert, ed. THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, THE NATURALIST. London: Sampson Low, Son, & Marston, 1868. First edition. vii + 366 pp. + 24 pp. publisher's catalogue. 8vo., green cloth with spine stamped in gilt, covers in blind. Spine slightly split at top front joint, a bit rolled. Corners bumped. Spine darkened, covers bright. Brown coated endpapers; front flyleaf partially sprung. Contemporary printed bookplate on front pastedown. Frontispiece photo clean, tissue guard detached, laid in. Title page with illustration detached, laid in. Rest of block is tight, clean. Good overall.

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        Cose notabili della citt? di Bologna. Unito : Miscellanea storico-patria bolognese. Unito : Supplemento alle cose notabili di Bologna e alla Miscellanea.

      Subject: (Bologna). Bologna, 1868/73 + 1872 + 1908, (ma anastatica Bologna, 1972) sette volumi in-4to tutta tela, pp. 2648

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        Spring Buffalo & the Employments of Husbandry: omen of a fruitful year

      China:. 1868.. A hand colored woodcut print published in the 7th year of Tongzhi, 1868 in the western calendar. 20 x 12 1/2" with margins. Pencil inscription in English below the margin, and old ink inscription in English in the right margin. The scene centers on the water buffalo, Chinese families, the rice harvest, rain, & plowing, with text throughout. Sml. loss along an old fold, very delicate.

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        Laws and Ordinances of New Netherland, 1638-1674. Compiled and Translated from the Original Dutch Records in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany, N.Y

      Weed Parsons and Company Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company. 1868. First. First edition. Contemporary half morocco and marbled papercovered boards, with wax seal of the State of New York on the spine. xxxii, 602pp. Bookplate front pastedown, light wear to the extremities, a handsome near fine copy. Sabin 53727 (limited to 500 copies). Although widely available in various microforms, OCLC locates a single copy of the book, in the Library of the Supreme Court of Arkansas. .

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        LEAF PRINTS: or, Glimpses at Photography

      Philadelphia:: Benerman & Wilson,. 1868.. 8vo. 8-3/4" x 7". 1st, and only, edition (Johnson H802). 38, [2 (blank)] pp. Text pages with red-rule border.. Original publisher's green cloth binding with gilt stamped title lettering & device to front board & rear board stamped in blind. Bevelled boards.. Modest wear & soiling to binding. Crinkled ffep. Frontis tissue-. guard excised. Light foxing. A VG - VG+ copy.. An interesting, fairly-early manual on the field of photography, as it stands poised to enter its 4th decade. Himes, in 1868, was professor of natural sciences at Dickinson College; he would continue in this academic role well into the 1890s. He manifested an early interest in photography, an interest that would remain life-long. & & This, Himes' first published book, primarily addresses the silver process of leaf prints [i.e., no camera involved], but also the silverless processes of "Ferricyanide of Potassium (Blue)" and "Bichromate of Potassa (Brown)". At the time, not extensively used as a commercial process, 'leaf prints' would be 'rediscovered' & used effectively in the early 20th C. by such photographers as Man Ray & Christian Schad. & & A title scarce in the trade, with AmEx showing the last copy to auction being 1994. . Mounted 3-leaf albumen photograph as frontispiece.

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        Foul Play

      London - Bradbury, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A scarce set of fictional works from prolific victorian writer, Charles Reade. First edition. With volumes two and three featuring the original half titles. Featuring a folding facsimile of a forged note, and the genuine handwriting of John Wardlaw. Charles Reade was an English novelist and dramatist, best known for The Cloister and the Hearth. Reade began his literary career as a dramatist, and he chose to have dramatist stand first in the list of his occupations on his tombstone. As an author, he always had an eye to stage effect in scene and situation as well as in dialogue. Co-written with Dionysius Lardner Boursiquot, commonly known as Dion Boucicault, was an Irish actor and playwright famed for his melodramas. By the later part of the 19th century, Boucicault had become known on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the most successful actor-playwright-managers then in the English-speaking theatre. The New York Times heralded him in his obituary as the most conspicuous English dramatist of the 19th century. Complete in three volumes. Condition: Rebound in cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, lightly rubbed, with minor bumping, and slight fading to the spines. Light marks to the boards. Three rear hinges are slightly strained. Internally, binding is tender in places, and some leaves are working loose. Bright throughout, with the occasional spot and handling mark. W. H. Smith blind stamp to the front free endpaper of volume one, and ink signature toone title page. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        Original Double-Column Playbill for MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT

      1868. London: Olympic Theatre, March 23rd, 1868. Approximately 20 inches by 20 inches. Original printed tissue-like paper. This is a production of MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT from late in Dickens's life (two years before his death). "Great Hit of the New Drama Expressly Arranged and Adapted for this Theatre from the Popular Novel, by Charles Dickens Esq... in which Mr. J. Clarke, who has been expressly engaged, will sustain the Character of Sally Gamp." (The comedian John Clarke also occasionally performed a one-person show, in drag, called "Sairy Gamp.") Except for a brief mention of a "petite comedy" titled "The Best Way," plus an upcoming Annual Benefit, the entire playbill is about MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT (characters and players on the left panel, descriptions of the four acts on the right panel). According to Bolton, who in turn quotes Morley, this is a "brand new dramatization" that was promoted as opening on March 2nd -- three weeks before the date of this playbill.~Condition is very good-plus, with just some minor wear at the edges and at the folds -- no restoration of any kind. Bolton MC #27.

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        The handy-volume Shakspeare [complete in 13 volumes]

      New York : Wynkoop & Sherwood, 1868. 1st Edition in this form. "Description: 13 v. ; 12 cm. Contents: v. 1. Tempest ; Two gentlemen of Verona ; Comedy of errors --v. 2. Merry wives of Windsor ; Measure for measure ; Midsummer night's dream --v. 3. Much ado about nothing ; Twelfth night ; Love's labour's lost --v. 4. As you like it ; Merchant of Venice ; Winter's tale --v. 5. Taming of the shrew ; All's well that ends well ; King John --v. 6. King Richard II ; King Henry IV --v. 7. Henry V ; King Henry VI, part 1-2 --v. 8. King Henry VI, part 3 ; King Richard III ; King Henry VIII --v. 9. Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ; Troilus and Cressida --v. 10. Othello ; Coriolanus ; Timon of Athens --v. 11. Hamlet ; Romeo and Juliet ; Pericles --v. 12. King Lear ; Cymbeline ; Titus Andronicus --v. 13. Macbeth ; Poems and sonnets. Glossary. Genre: Collected works -- William Shakespeare -- English literature -- Drama and theatre." "Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Spine bands and panel edges slightly dust-toned and rubbed as with age. Water stain on front panel of volume 13. Small white stain to spine cover of volume 2. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request."

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        Catalogo dei molluschi fossili pliocenici delle colline bolognesi.

      Subject: (Paleontologia). Bologna, 1868 e 1874, 4to m.tela (conserv. all'int. le cop. orig.) pp. 98 + 88 e 2 + 1 tav. lit. (gore alle prime due). Dedica autografa dell'A. Le due (rare entrambe) parti qui riunite in un vol.

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        The Galatea in Port Phillip and at Sea

      circa, 1868.. Two oil paintings on board, each approx. 31 x 41 cms; mounted and framed, in very good original condition. Two fine maritime oil paintings by Oswald Brierly (1817-1894).Brierly was invited by the Duke of Edinburgh to join his expedition round the world on the Galatea in 1867; a ship commissioned specially for a voyage to the Australian colonies. The voyage included stops at Lisbon, Madeira, Tristan de Cunha, the Cape, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney among many ports-of-call.These two paintings were until recent times in the family of the artist Oswald Brierlya leading marine painter who had studied naval architecture. Brierly learned his artistic skills at Henry Sass's Academy, a private drawing school in Bloomsbury "a preparatory school" for the Royal Academy and the British Institution, other students included Rossetti, Millais and Edward Lear.After a spell in Plymouth developing naval skills, Brierly sailed with several expeditions including the Rattlesnake voyage on a survey of the Barrier Reef, and with Benjamin Boyd on the Wanderer. He subsequently wrote, with Rev. John Milner, the narrative published as Cruise of the Galatea (London, 1869). In 1874 Brierly was made marine painter to Queen Victoria.An early inscription on one of the old frames reads "Galatea" In Port Phillip Bay Sir Oswald Brierly. We know that the Galatea was in Melbourne in 1867 so this family identification of location is fortuitous. The second painting, in all aspects a pair to the Port Phillip Bay picture, is "at sea" without a known location.Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Victoria's second son, was Australia's first royal visitor and he stayed here for several months. During his visit to Sydney there was an attempted assassination and the Duke received a bullet wound to the back. The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne are both named in his honour.With family provenance these two atmospheric paintings of HMS Galatea are highly attractive works done by one of the most outstanding marine artists to visit Australia.Lubbock 'Owen Stanley R.N. Captain of the Rattlesnake', pp.172, 246.

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        Manuale del perfetto liquorista. Ricette per i liquori in generale. 50 sorti di rosoli differenti si fanno a freddo, senza alcun utensile. In due ore di tempo si fabbricano 50 bottiglie di rosoli sopraffini di varie qual

      Subject: (Liquori). Livorno, Rossi, 1868, 16mo cop. muta, pp. 48. Paleari, 464

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        Variation in Animals and Plants

      John Murray. In Two Volumes.--Vol. I/II. With Illustrations. ~ 1868. ~ The right to Translation is reserved.. Provenance: This copy was Presented by the right hon(ble) Lord Ernest Bruce, M. P.; in 1869. The pre-title page has the inscription: ""J. S. Copleston, June 1869, Member's Prize, Geology"". Thus this copy passed from the hands of a distinguished former Vice-Chamberlain of the Household, lord and member of parliament in Lord Ernest Bruce to the academy as, most likely, a goodwill gesture to a geology department or society.. Historical: First edition, second issue of Darwin's evidence-based work that he promised to publish in the Origin. This work followed the Origin, then, in 1868. This copy has been rebound in full leather, with decorative gilt to front and rear cover, including a gilted presentation box on the front cover. Freeman 878.. Condition: VERY GOOD(+). An exquisite copy that has endured the lapse of time very well indeed, incredible workmanship. Rebound in full leather; decorative gilt to cover with inscription of presentation; five raised bands to spine; gilt to spine chipped and hard to read in spots; gilt to front and rear cover of both volumes excellent; leather of rear cover of volume one has suffered a gash in the lower left corner, making original board visible; six small to medium sized scuffs to rear of volume 1; three small scuffs to front of volume 1; one small scuff to front cover of volume 2 near presentation inscription; three small scuffs to rear of volume 2; gilt to all page ends of both volumes; gilt to top of page ends of both volumes soiled; marbled end papers to both volumes in excellent .. Condition; binding of both volumes incredibly tight, which makes flipping through these volumes a joy; minor foxing to original pre-title pages; corners of both volumes a bit bumped and rubbed; maroon ribbons placed in both volumes during rebinding process; little to no foxing throughout both volumes; no internal writings or markings in both volumes; all plates present. A gorgeous, .. Historically important set. One (1) Erratum to page vi: ERRATUM. Vol. I, p. 101, line 19, for ""early Stone period"" read ""early part of the Neolithic period"". Volume I: 411 pps no adverts Volume II: 486 pps no adverts

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        Lancashire and Cheshire

      FONT>With an Account of the Rise and Progress of Manufactures and Commerce, and Civil and Mechanical Engineering in These Districts, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A topographical study of Lancashire and Cheshire. Including chapters on the industrial and commercial growth of the counties during the Industrial Revolution. The history of Lancashire is thought to have begun with its founding in the 12th century. In the Domesday Book (1086), some of its lands had been treated as part of Yorkshire. The land that lay Inter Ripam et Mersam, between the Ribble and Mersey, formed part of the returns for Cheshire. Once its initial boundaries were established, it bordered Cumberland, Westmorland, Yorkshire and Cheshire. Lancashire emerged during the Industrial Revolution as a major commercial and industrial region. The county encompassed several hundred mill towns and collieries. By the 1830s, approximately 85%25 of all cotton manufactured worldwide was processed in Lancashire. Preston, Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Rochdale, Oldham, Chorley, Darwen, Nelson, Colne and Burnley were major cotton mill towns during this time. Blackpool was a major centre for tourism for the inhabitants of Lancashire's mill towns, particularly during wakes week. With numerous illustrations from original drawings by H. Warren and a series of portraits, including twenty-four engraved plates. Complete in four volumes. Condition: In cloth bindings with gilt detailing. Externally, generally smart, though with somebumping and marks. Four hinges strained. Internally, firmly bound. Ink signatures to half-titles. Pages are bright, and mainly clean, though with some spotting to the first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Legislative Acts of the Governor General of India in Council

      1868. Theobald, William [1829-1908], Compiler. The Legislative Acts of the Governor General of India in Council, From 1834 to the End of 1867; With an Analytical Abstract Prefixed to Each Act; Table of Contents and Index to Each Volume; The Letters Patent of the High Courts, And acts of Parliament Authorizing Them. (To Be Continued Annually). Calcutta: Thacker, Spink, & Co., 1868. 5 volumes [complete as issued]. Octavo (6" x 9"). Contemporary three-quarter calf over cloth, raised bands and gilt titles to spines. Moderate rubbing to extremities with some chipping to spine ends and corners, hinges cracked or starting, internally clean. Ex-library. Location labels to spines, small stamps to title pages. A solid set. * Only edition. With a thorough index. "The title which I have given the present Collection is synonymous with 'Acts of the Legislative Council of India.' The Council came into existence in 1834...as a distinct body separate from that of the Executive Government of India; and the legislative powers of the Presidency Governments, through the exercise of which each Presidency had previously been supplied with Regulations (so called and not Acts), at the same time ceased.": Preface. OCLC locates 10 copies. Catalogue of the Library of the Harvard Law School (1909) II:734.

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        Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

      J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia 1868 - Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1868. First edition, preceded by a limited large-paper edition. 8vo. Cloth binding, gilt titles, 409 pp. Handsome engraved frontispiece, protective tissue. This is the true first edition in English, complete, with notes by John Bigelow. Includes an introduction, Franklin's outline of topics, the autobiography, appendix and index. Boards rubbed, chipping top of spine. No writing whatever inside, hinges solid. Includes EPHEMERA - "Franklin As A Borrower" article that appeared in a newspaper (no date), now protected in plastic. Left acid shadow on title page. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Justice Docket for the Town of Lake Mills, Jefferson County. 1868

      1868 - 1868 Justice's Docket from Rural Wisconsin [Manuscript]. [Wisconsin]. Justice Docket for the Town of Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, 1868 (Manuscript title on first leaf). [Lake Hills, WI, 1868-1888]. [xxvi], 318 pp., a few blanks at rear. Folio (13-1/2" x 8-1/4"). Sheep, black-stamped panels to boards, raised bands and lettering pieces to spines, cloth reinforced hinges, marbled endpapers, thumb-tabbed index at front. Some rubbing to extremities with light wear to spine ends and corners. Five documents, some partially printed, laid or tipped-in. Light toning to interior, text in neat hand to rectos and versos of most leaves. A well-preserved item. * This detailed docket book covering all manner of civil and criminal cases in Wisconsin was compiled by seven successive justices of the peace in the Town of Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin from 1868 to 1888. It records legal processes, judgments, and the associated service fees for approximately 250 civil and criminal cases. Among the civil proceedings were cases of breach of contract, recovery of debt, replevin, and bastardy. Criminal cases included trespass, larceny, vagrancy, arson, burglary, the use of abusive language and the violation of blue laws. Other criminal cases involved assault and battery, attempted rape and other forms of bodily violence. The docket book is arranged chronologically and documents each step of the judicial process. The docket names the parties involved and usually includes the names of their attorneys, if any. Receipts for the payments of judgments are noted as well. Further, the justices consistently itemized the court fees and those of the constables and marshals associated with each case. [A more detailed description is available on request.] [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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

      Parisiis (Paris), Apud Ludovicum Vivès, - 1868 - 1869. 8 volumes. Half leather. Together ca. 6000 pages; 28 cm. Text in Latin. - (monastic library stamps, sl. worn, sl. browned, some foxing) Although still good set, see image. 15000g [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Atlas of the State of Ohio, to Which is added an Atlas of the United States

      New York: Published for Henry S. Stebbins by H. H. Lloyd & Co., 1868. Quarter black calf leather with dark grey board with blind stamp gilt lettering on front board. All edges marbled. Decorative endsheets. Engraved title page with flowers and cameo of a barge on the Ohio river. All maps have original hand water-color. The maps of the territories show progression with parts of West listed as "Unexplored". Texas still has unusual northern border with the Indian Territory. 104p. Overall in VERY GOOD condition. Quarter Calf Leather. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Hardcover.

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        Comparative Statement of the Duties of Customs Levied on Certain Staple Articles in British Columbia, United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, and Other Principal British Colonies.

      Government Printing Office, New Westminster, B.C. 1868 - New Westminster, B.C.: Government Printing Office, 17th March, 1868. Four Elephant Folio broadsides ca. 43x68,5 cm. Folded twice, with visible fold marks, otherwise near fine documents. Rare early large format BC imprints. A detailed comparative statement listing customs duties for over 200 items, from Ale to Yeast, arriving in British Columbia and seventeen other countries and colonies, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Prince Edward Island, several British colonies in the Caribbean (Bermuda, Jamaica, Bahamas) and Australia (New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland etc.), as well as New Zealand, Ceylon, and Natal. The statement was apparently prepared in order to find possible sources of income for the Colony struggling with the overwhelming debt inherited from the initial Colonies of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, as well as with the economic depression caused by the end of the gold rush. The other reason could be a necessity to work out the finances involved in the contemplated confederation with Canada. See the note from the meeting of the 5th Session of the Legislative Council of BC, 21 April 1868: "Frederick Seymour. Message No. 6. The Governor lays before the Legislative Council a Return that he has caused to be prepared, showing the Duties of Customs levied on certain staple articles in British Columbia, Great Britain, the United States, Canada, and other principal British Colonies. The Return will be interesting to the Honorable Council. It is not, however, the Governor's intention to introduce any measure for altering the Duties of Customs during the present Session" (Journals of the Colonial Legislatures of the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia, 1851-1871/ Ed. By James E. Hendrickson. Vol. 5. Journals of the Legislative Council of British Columbia, 1867-1871, p. 136). It is interesting to compare custom duties for the import of books and manuscripts in all 17 listed regions: There was no duty on books in eleven of them, including British Columbia. Customs applied for reprints of British authors in Prince Edward Island, and foreign reprints in the Bahamas and Natal. The customs duties in the UK give an early example of regulations based on the age of books, with books printed prior 1801 being free of customs, and books printed later having a levy of - from 15 to 30 s. Per cwt. US customs applied to all books at "25 per cent generally."

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        On Discontinuous Movements of Fluids

      London: Taylor and Francis. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, in original wrappers, of what is generally recognized as the earliest paper on hydrodynamic stability. Preceded by the printing in German of the same year. "In 1868 Helmholtz published a paper on what happens along the contact surface of two infinitely extended fluids if the one moves relative to the other. In that publication, 'Uber dickontinuirliche Flussigkeits-Bewegungen,' [On discontinuous fluid motions], he pointed out that if a water jet issues from a sharp-edged orifice into a tank filled with water, a discontinuity in the velocity distribution is observed at the edge of the orifice. In is view, in a non-viscous fluid a whole surface of discontinuity separating the jet from the surrounding quiescent water can be assumed. Even though Helmholtz had doubts as to the stability of such a surface of discontinuity, he suggested that such a region of irrotational flow bordered by surfaces across which the velocity, but not the pressure, suffers a discontinuous change, should be investigated. The challenge was met by Lord Kelvin... [It] had a pivotal influence... Helmholtz-Kelvin instability, as it came to be known, became an active topic for research among theoretical fluid dynamicists over the following century" (Pasipoularides, Herat's Vortex: Intracardiac Blood Flow Phenomena). IN: The London, Edinburgh, and Dublin Philosophical Magazine, Fourth Series, No. 244, November 1868, pp. 337-348. Octavo, original printed wrappers. Wrappers with light soiling and mild wear to spine and edges. Rare in original wrappers.

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        PRACTICAL NOTES ON WINE. Signed by the author

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

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        Los Caprichos. Madrid, Calcografia Real Academia. 1868

      album in-folio piccolo verticale (340x230 mm.). Serie completa delle 80 incisioni originali all'acquaforte e acquatinta. Terza edizione completa del famoso capolavoro grafico del Settecento europeo. Le incisioni sono stupendi animati studi di vita famigliare e popolare, assai critici dei costumi e dei comportamenti sociali delle genti del tempo. Le incisioni misurano millimetri 160 x 220 ed hanno ampi margini oltre la battuta del rame. I Caprichos furono impressi ben 12 volte, dal 1779 al 1937, tutti assai richiesti e ricercati. La prima edizione del 1799, di grande valore commerciale, ebbe una tiratura di 200 esemplari. Un numero assai inferiore di copie ebbero la seconda e la terza edizione (la presente), esse pure di grande pregio e valore, molto rare. Esemplare ottimamente conservato, assai puro. Bellissima legatura romantica del tempo in pieno zigrino granata, firmata Durand, con titolo "Caprichos de Goya" impresso sul piatto anteriore e al dorso, con estesa forte decorazione in oro ai piatti, dorso a nervi assai ornato, tagli dorati. Iniziali BR in medaglione al centro del piatto posteriore. Prezioso esemplare, in perfette condizioni, di un celebre capolavoro d'incisione artistica, di universale interesse, del sommo maestro spagnolo (Fuente de Todos 1746-Bordeaux 1828). Cfr. Thomas Harris. Goya engravings, vol.. II, pp.62-118. Bénézot, Doctopnnaire des peintres et graveurs, VI, pp.339-344.

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        THE PEAKS AND VALLEYS OF THE ALPS.

      Londra, Sampson Low son and Marston, 1868IN-FOLIO GRANDE Legatura in mezza pelle con angoli e tela color porpora, doppia filettatura dorata, tagli dorati. Dorso a sei comparti delimitati da doppia filettatura. Ex Libris "Efisio Noussan" al contropiatto anteriore. Al piatto anteriore titolo impresso in oro. (4), 8, (42), (2) pagine numerate compresi occhiello e frontespizio; 21 tavole cromolitografate, fuori testo e a piena pagina, tratte dagli acquarelli di Watson ed eseguite da J.H. Lowes. Seconda edizione di una rara ed importante serie di 21 vedute delle Alpi Cozie, Pennine e Lepontine dipinte da E. Walton (1832 - 1880); ogni tavola reca note manoscritte all’angolo inferiore destro. L'introduzione ed il testo di commento alle tavole spettano al reverendo Bonney (1833 - 1923), studioso amico dell'artista oltre che presidente, con William Mathews, dell'Alpine Club. Le magnifiche immagini, eseguite con estrema raffinatezza, ritraggono alcuni tra i più noti paesaggi dell'arco alpino "The opening of the Val de Tignes", "Monte Viso, from the Col de la Croix", "Monte Viso, from the South", "Winter", "The Grand Paradis, from near Cogne", "The Grivola, from near the Col d'Arbole", "Near Courmayeur - Cloud Streamers", "A torrent - Val Tournanche", "The Velan, from near Aosta", "In the Valley of Aosta", "Mont Blanc, from the Col d'Anterne", "The Dent du Midi, from the Valley of the Rhone", "The Dent du Midi, from near Champery", "The Cascade de Roget and the Point de Salle", "The Pont de Tenneverges", "The Gorner glacier", "The Matterhorn", "The Weisshorn, from near St. Niklaus", "The Aiguilles verte and du Dru", "Crevasses on the mer de glace" e "The Glaciers de Trient". Esemplare in ottime condizioni conservative, lievi interventi di restauro alle cuffie della legatura. ITALIANO

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        The Four Ancient Books of Wales

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

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        The Variation of Animals anf Plants under Domestication

      London: John Murray, 1868. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 Volume Set. 8vo. 1868. 1st Edition. ppviii, 411, 32 advts; viii, 486, 2 adverts. 43 figures in text (Vol 1). Rebound (c1980s) in three quarter leather with appropriate marbled paper to boards. New endpapers. Blind tooling to leather on boards. Raised bands to spine. Elaborate gilt decoration to spine bands and panels. Gilt title label. Contents clean, unmarked and free from foxing. A fine set

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        Etude sur quelques points de l'ataxie locomotrice progressive COPY SIGNED

      Paris, Imprimerie Victor Goupy 1868 - In-8° broché, couverture verte imprimée originale, 96 pp. Thèse de doctorat de médecine soutenue devant Charcot. Paul Charles Dubois, ( 1848 ¿ 1918) neurologue, neuropathologiste et psychothérapeute suisse, est considéré comme l'un des pionniers de la psychothérapie et de la médecine psychosomatique. En 1868, Charcot présida la thèse de Paul Dubois « Etude sur quelques points de l'ataxie locomotrice progressive », véritable mise à jour de toutes ses recherches cliniques et anatomopathologiques sur ce sujet. Dubois est resté éloigné de la psychanalyse qu'il connaissait et il n'est pas sûr que Freud ait eu connaissance de ses travaux. L'homme aux loups (Serge Pankejev) devait être initialement traité à Berne par Dubois, mais à Vienne il a rencontré Freud, est devenu son patient et a renoncé à aller chez Dubois. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Handy Book of Meteorology [Presentation Copy to Joseph Hooker with Autographed Signed Letter from Author]

      William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London - 1868, 2nd Edition. () Near fine. [xii], 370, 12mo. Publisher's green cloth with gilt title to spine and front board. Decorations in blind and gilt to front board. Boards with beveled edges. Discrete professional restoration to spine and corners. Armorial bookplate to the ffep (likely Hooker's, with his family's moto "En la Rose Je Fleuris"). One penned correction in text, presumably made by Buchan before sending the book to Hooker. First and last few leaves with some foxing, else an internally clean copy in the original cloth. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half title to the eminent scientist and explorer, Dr. Joseph Hooker with a signed letter from Buchan presenting the book to Hooker pasted to the front pastedown. A fantastic association copy of a scarce book on meteorology. The author, Alexander Buchan, presented the book to Dr. Joseph Hooker "partly in return for your valuable meteorological observations in Hindustan which I perused with great interest years ago; and partly for the interest you will take in the isobarometric charts which I have been able to [print?] with this edition in the light that they throw on the climate of India and other parts of the globe. I am, Yours Truly, Alexander Buchan." the letter is dated 25 June 1868 (the year of publication) and is on the letterhead of the Scottish Meteorological Society. Dr. Joseph Hooker was one of the most distinguished 19th century scientists, accompanying expeditions to the Antarctic, Middle East, North Africa, India, and the Western United States where he collected primarily botanical samples. Hooker would later serve as the president of the Royal Society and participate in the famous Oxford Evolution Debate of 1860, where he defended Darwin's newly published theory on Natural Selection alongside of Thomas Huxley. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Little Women

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

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        The Four Ancient Books of Wales

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

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        Myddleton Pomfret a Novel

      London - Chapman and Hall, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. The complete collection of William Harrison Ainsworth's three volumed fictional novel, Myddleton Pomfret. Scarce first edition. William Harrison Ainsworth was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He was very popular in his lifetime and his novels sold in large numbers. He is described by S. M. Ellis as One of the most picturesque personalities of the nineteenth century. With William Herbert Peto's armorial bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. Complete inthree volumes. Condition: Rebound in cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, light rubbing and bumping, with shelfwear,fading,and slight loss to the spines. All hinges are slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound, with some leaves working loose, and which is strained in places to volume two. Bright and generally clean, aside from the occasional spot. Overall: GOOD ONLY..

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        SCENES AND STUDIES OF SAVAGE LIFE

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1868. Original blind-framed green cloth, gilt spine lettering, yellow coated endpapers, pp. xii, [318], [2] - adverts., lithographic frontispiece with tissue guard. Covers lightly scuffed, lower cover rejointed, corners soft, spine ends started, otherwise a very good, clean copy. "An account of the Aht or Nootka Indians on the west coast of Vancouver Island and of the British occupation of their territory. The Author had charge of the British settlement at Alberni, Barclay Sound, Vancouver Island, 1860-67. Appended, p. [295]-310, is a Vocabulary of the Aht Language." - TPL 4630; "Largely concerned with Vancouver Island Indians, but includes account of the massacre of the crew of the "Boston" at Nootka, in 1803." - Howes S858; Sabin 89910.. First Edition. Original Cloth. Very Good. Octavo.

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        Fest-Zug des zweiten Leipziger Carneval herausgegeben von den Künstlern des Zugcomité." 13 Blätter, die in meist 3 Reihen übereinander die Teilnehmer und Festwagen des Umzuges zeigen. Im Original-Umschlag mit lithographierter Bordüre

      Lithographien von Oskar Leiner für Mothes, Römer, Zucchi und Kührt Leipzig 1868. 39x49 cm. je Blatt. Zusammen - So nicht bei Lipperheide genannte Folge. Leider nicht vollständig, es fehlen vermutlich Blatt 1 und 13; nur 8 (von 13) Blätter mit Nummerierung oben links, von den gezählten Gruppen in Reihen sind die Nr. 10 - 56, 58, 66 - 69 vorhanden. Die Darstellungen zeigen die kostümierten Teilnehmer, Festwagen und Gruppen u.a.: Beschirmte Germania, Beduinen, Rundreise des Sultan durch Europa (mit Elefant), Spritzenwagen für brennende Fragen, Wagen der Narrengrafschaft Bad Leisnig, des Kegelclubs Trachenberg, Pfannkuchenbienenkorb, Dähnische Weinlese, Klappergarde, ganzseitiges Blatt des Prinzenwagens, Gefolge des Prinzen u.a. Ministerium und Hofchargen, Reichspantoffelwagen, Ausstattungswagen der Prinzessin, Erntewagen, Süddeutsches Stilleben, das letzte Blatt zeigt: Aschermittwoch, Harunengarde und Heringssalat. Saubere Blätter in gutem Zustand, lediglich kurze Randeinrisse hinterlegt. Kleine Einrisse im grünen Original-Umschlag oben hinterlegt und Papierausriss links mit wenig Verlust im Bereich der Bordüre ergänzt.

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        Document Signed

      Lexington, VA: Washington College, 1868. One page partly printed document, signed by R. E. Lee as President of Washington College, Lexington Virginia 8th February, 1868. It is an academic report for the half session for G. W. Pilson; matted with photogravure oval portrait of General Lee. Paper has several creases from folding, but the document is in excellent condition. Americana, Civil War, Military.. Signed. No edition. Very good+ condition. Quarto (4to).

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        NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD (41 Issues)

      New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1868. A group of 41 issues of the National Anti-Slavery Standard, most in Very Good condition, some with minor loss as described below. An important primary historical source on the debate over slavery which stirred emotions before, during, and after the Civil War. The official weekly of the American Anti-Slavery Society, the paper was established in 1840 and published continuously until the ratification of the Fifteen Amendment to the Constitution in 1870. This sampling represents the ante-bellum period, the Civil War period, and the years following the war. Description of the condition of individual issues is available with the items: April 1, 1841. Vol 1, No. 43; April 26, 1849. Vol IX, No. 48; June 7, 1849. Vol X, No. 2, (large 2" x ½" tear with loss to both leaves affecting text); July 12, 1849. Vol. X, No. 7; July 26, 1849. Vol. X, No. 9, (2 quarter size holes in middle above and below fold); August 23, 1849. Vol X, No. 13; August 30, 1849. Vol X. No. 14 (large closed tear to right hand margin both leaves, no significant loss); November 1, 1849. Vol. X. No. 23, (Some loss to margin both leaves, minimal loss to text); November 8, 1849. Vol X. No. 24, (some loss to right margin both leaves affecting one column of text); November 22, 1849. Vol. X. No. 26; (damage same as November 8); January 10, 1850. Vol. X. No. 30, (toning and 1 column on back clipped out); August 22, 1850. Vol. XI. No. 13, (large closed tear and creasing); November 28, 1850. Vol. XI. No. 27; January 16, 1851. Vol. XI. No. 3; April 17, 1851. Vol. XI. No. 47, (damp-staining to 1/3 of paper not affecting readability); November 27, 1851. Vol XII. No. 27, (2 small holes minimally affecting text in front page); April 29, 1852. Vol. XII. No. 49; May 6, 1852. Vol. XII. No. 50, (quarter sized hole through both leaves affecting some text); May 13, 1852. Vol. XII. No. 51; August 12, 1852. Vol. XIII. No. 12; September 9, 1852. Vol. XIII. No. 16; (worn with some loss to text, small holes); March 11, 1854. Vol. XIV. No. 42; April 15, 1854. Vol. XIV. No. 47, (one article/column clipped); July 1, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 6; August 12, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 12; October 7, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 20; November 18, 1854. Vol. XV. No. 26, (wear at fold with some minor loss of text); May 16, 1856. Vol. XVI. No. 52; June 14, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 4, (early repair to margin fold not affecting text); August 2, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 11, (several early repairs to margin tears, not affecting text); August 16, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 13, (large 3 - 4" loss top of both leaves affecting title and text); September 13, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 17; (early repairs to margin tears affecting small amount of text as well as obscuring a portion of the title); September 20, 1856. Vol. XVII. No. 18, (early repairs to margin tears); November 21, 1857. Vol. XVIII. No. 27, (8" closed tear both leaves, no loss text); July 30, 1859. Vol. XX. No. 11; (staining to margin with some loss to margin, not affecting text); April 21, 1860. Vol. XX. No. 49, (lacking bottom half of front page); February 22, 1862. Vol. XXII. No. 41; March 29, 1862. Vol. XXII. No. 46, (early repairs to margin encroaching on title); April 5, 1862. Vol. XXII. No. 47; August 1, 1863. Vol. XXIV. No. 12, (staining and a few small holes affecting minimal amount of text); January 12, 1867. Vol. XXVII. No. 36, (wear to inner margin, affecting some text); March 21, 1868. Vol. XXVIII. No. 46, (staining and several quarter-sized holes affecting text).

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        Autograph notes of approximately 70 words

      N.p, n.d. [after jan. 21, 1868]. One page, approximately 7 x 4 1/2 inches. Written in brown ink on blue paper in a minute script; traces of mounting on verse, else fine . Rough jottings on African exploration: "Good sport, elephants, rhino hippo & antelopes...find that L. alive but did not even sight N. part of Nyaza..." Mentions embarking Jan. 21, 1868, "In Africa 5 months."

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        George Silverman's Explanation

      1868. In: THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868. Three issues (January-March 1868), bound together in three-quarter red morocco, original wrappers bound in. First Appearance of this curious psychological tale written late in Dickens's career.~The narrator of the story, rescued from a slum childhood and brought up as a clergyman, seems to himself always to be acting with the most nobly disinterested of motives, but is constantly striking others as selfish and disingenuous... There are those who feel he has a beautiful face and those who find it frightening, almost cruel. Believing himself cruelly misjudged, Silverman at the same time has a lurking suspicion of his own guilt. What sort of man is he, really? These ambiguities, in fact, represent the very point of the story, and one feels as if it were haunted by Dickens's troubled consciousness of ambiguities within himself... [Johnson]~In 1867 Dickens sent George Dolby (manager of his forthcoming reading tour) over to America to sell two manuscripts for a thousand pounds each -- this one and "A Holiday Romance" (a group of four whimsical stories supposedly written by children). After considerable frustration Dolby left the manuscript with Ticknor & Fields in Boston, and they published it (as here) in the first three Atlantic issues of 1868. It was not published in book form until 1878, in wrappers by a pirate publisher in Brighton.~These three issues are bound together, by Riviere & Son, in three-quarter red morocco and patterned-cloth boards. The wrappers for all three issues are bound in at the end. Also included in the three issues are "Our Second Girl" by Harriet Beecher Stowe, "The Romance of Certain Old Clothes" by an as-yet little-known Henry James, and other pieces by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ralph Waldo Emerson and W. Dean Howells. Condition is very good (minor rubbing at the extremities).

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        Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands

      London: Smith, Elder and Co.,, 1868. To Which are Prefixed and Added Extracts from the Same Journal Giving an Account of Earlier Visits to Scotland, and Tours in England and Ireland, and Yachting Excursions. Edited by Arthur Phelps. Octavo. Original green limp cloth blocked in blind, titles to spine gilt, brown coated endpapers. Engraved frontispiece and illustrations throughout. Burn & Co. binder's ticket to rear pastedown. Front hinge repaired, some spotting to contents. Cloth bright and fresh. An excellent copy. Second edition and the first published, the previous edition being for private circulation only. Presentation copy signed by Victoria on the verso of the front free endpaper, with an inscription in a separate hand, "Sarah Lornas from…Victoria R January 1st 1869".

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        George Silverman's Explanation' [as published in] The ATLANTIC MONTHLY. A Magazine of Literature, Science, Art, and Politics. Vol. XXI. January - March, 1868.

      Ticknor & Fields,, Boston: 1868 - Illustrated with 4 plates, as supplied by the former owner. Dickens wrote this piece specifically for his close friend, James T. Fields, with this being its first appearance. The UK edition not published till 10 years later. Spine sunned to a mellow golden tan. Minor extremity wear. Withal, a handsome VG+ copy. Early 20th C. 3/4 green morocco binding with marbled paper boards & eps. TEG. Original front wrappers bound-in. Tall 8vo. 9-5/8" x 6-1/8". 1st publication (Eckel, p. 200; NCBEL III, 825). Divers paginations. Binders blanks. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Spanish Gypsy, a Poem

      Edinburgh, W. Blackwood, 1868. 1st UK Edition. Description: 358 p. 23 cm. 8 pages of publisher's ads to the rear. Finely and sumptuously bound in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with the title blocked direct in gilt. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy; of presentation quality - scans etc. On request.

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        Der Weinbergbesitzer oder was der Mensch säet wird er ernten. Ein Familienbild. Betrachtungen und Erinnerungen an die Vorzeit und Gegenwart. Verfaßt, und seinem Bruder Gerhard Iffland, zu dessen 57. Geburtstag den 30. April 1868, gewidmet von seinem Bruder Adolph Iffland. Componirt und arrangirt den 12. April 1868, am 1. Osterfeiertage. (Manuskript)

      O. O., 1868.. Mit mehreren montierten aquarellierten Illustrationen. Tit., 35 num. Seiten. Rote Lwd. d. Zt. mit goldgepr. Deckeltitel. 24 x 16,5 cm. Ungewöhnliches Manuskript zur Frankfurter Weinbaugeschichte und der Winzerfamilie Iffland, verfasst von Adolph Conrad Iffland. Das humoristisch gehaltene Werk beginnt mit der Familiengeschichte der Winzerfamilie, deren erster Vertreter, Anselm Iffland, aus Eltville nach Frankfurt kam, die Winzerstochter Anna Margaretha Berghahn ehelichte und als Werinbergbesitzer und Händler reüssierte. Seine zuerst angebauten Sorten Gutedel, Ruländer und Elbeling sorgten für die hervorragenden Jahrgänge 1801, 1804 und 1805 (dazu ein herrliches montiertes Aquarell, die Flaschen der Jahrgänge personalisiert als Weinköniginnen zeigend). Der 1837 verstorbende Anselm wandte sich dann dem Riesling zu, dessen reiche Erträge nun seine drei Söhne, Gerhard, Adolph und Carl, genießen sollten. Die Jahrgänge 1857, 1858 und 1859 werden nun mit humoristischen Doppelsinn mit den drei Brüdern gleichgesetzt; der 57er ist Gerhard Iffland, der am 30. April 1868 57 Jahre alt wurde; der 58er ist Adolph Iffland, der am 6. April 1868 58 Jahre alt wurde, und der 59er ist Carl Iffland, der am 9. Oktober 59 Jahre alt wurde. Dazu auch wieder ein reizendes Aquarell, drei Fässer mit den Jahrgängen im Keller zeigend. Die Seite 10 zeigt 3 Miniaturphotographien der Brüder, darüber ein aquarelliertes Familienwappen. Die letzten 11 Seiten mit genealogischen Notizen zur Iffland-Familie (Auszüge aus Kirchenbüchern), davon die ersten zwei oben mit Ausschnitten aus einem Original-Kirchenbuchauszug der Stadt Frankfurt verziert (mit geprägtem 6-Kreuzer-Gebührenstempel sowie Siegel der Kirchenbuch-Expedition Frankfurt. Diese Einträge mit Aktualisierungen (Sterbedaten) bis 1892. Beiliegen zwei identische gedruckte Nachrufe für den Verfasser der Handschrift: "Nachruf an meinen unvergesslichen Onkel Adolph Conrad Iffland, gestorben den 12. Oktober 1872. Gewidmet von Jean Iffland." Dieser Jean Iffland, bzw. seine gleichnamigen Nachkommen, sind bis nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg als Winzer in Eltville nachweisbar. - Eine eingeklebte Beilage entfernt. Die Bindung ist zwischen S. 2 und 3 angebrochen, tls. gering braunfleckig. Insgesamt sehr dekoratives Exemplar!

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        METODO COMPLETO DE PIANO compuesto por. y publicado bajo el nombre de una sociedad de distinguidos pianistas. Adoptado en el Real Conservatorio. 4ª edición.

      A. Romero y B. Eslava, Madrid - 35x26, 135p (incl. port, levemente tostadas, rasgadura en p.11, 15 y 33, nombre a pluma de ant. propietario en guardas), 1 lám. doble pág. Tela ajada. "- Anotación manuscrita de 1868. Catálogo Colectivo del Patrimonio Bibliográfico Español: "la 2ª ed. fechada en 1860 y la 7ª ed. en 1879"." s.f

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        Rambles of a Naturalist on the Shores and Waters of the China Sea: being Observations in Natural History during a Voyage to China, Formosa, Borneo, Singapore, etc., made in Her Majesty's Vessels in 1866 and 1867

      London, John Murray, 1868. 4to.; XIII - 445 pp. Con siete ilustraciones a toda plana y tres láminas fuera de texto. Primera edición. Encuadernación original en tela verde estampada. Collingwood sirvió como Cirujano voluntario y como naturalista con permiso del Almirantazgo para el estudio de la zoología marítima, en las H.M.S «Rifleman» y «Serpent» en los Mares de China entre 1866 y 1867, visitando la costa de China, Formosa y las Islas de los Pescadores, Borneo, Labauan, Sarawak, y las Islas Filipinas,con estancias en Manila, Hong Kong, Canton y Singapur. # Cordier, Sinica, I, 338. - -

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        PLUTARCH'S LIVES: The Translation Called Dryden's. Corrected from the Greek and Revised by A.H. Clough. [with] PLUTARCH'S MORALS: Corrected and Revised by William H. Goodwin, with an Introduction by Ralph Waldo Emerson

      Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1868-1870. First US Edition. Calf-backed boards. Very Good. Ten (10) volumes, each title comprising five volumes. Bound in 3/4 green-dyed calf and marbled boards, gilt-decorative spines with red leather labels, marbled endpapers and edges. 9.75" x 5.75 A tight, bright, uniformly bound set of the First American edition of Clough's translation of Plutarch's Lives, and with Ralph Waldo Emerson's introduction to Plutarch's Morals.

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