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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]

      [Bookseller: Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/I]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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).

      [Bookseller: Kurt Gippert Bookseller (ABAA)]
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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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        The Moonstone, a Novel - with many illustrations

      Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York 1868 - First American Edition. "With many illustrations." Brown textured boards with some diffuse surface soiling. Corners rubbed. The book has been professionally re-backed with the original spine laid on and other minor conservation. PO ink stamp on inside front paste down. PO signature on first printed page with transference to previous ffep. Pages toned. An occasional small spot here and there throughout book. Very nice condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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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        LA PECHE ET LES POISSONS - NOUVEAU DICTIONNAIRE GENERAL DES PECHES.:

      Delagrave,, Paris 1868 - (Codice AN2387) In 8° grande (cm 27) XVI-859 pp. Preziosa opera enciclopedica illustrata con 1054 fini incisioni nel testo e 48 splendide tavole a colori fuori testo: litografie originali in coloritura coeva di A.Mesnel. Prima edizione. Cfr. Nissen, Fischerbücherei 16 e ZBI 2334; Westwood-S, 35; Albert Petit, 1332. Frontespizio con angolo bianco ben rifatto, timbrino e nota a penna. Macchietta al taglio superiore, tocca il margine bianco di alcune carte e 1ª tavola. Pregevole ex-libris xilografico. Corposo volume, elegante legatura mezza pelle coeva, ricchi fregi a secco e oro, titolo oro, tre tagli colorati. Ottimo stato. Euro 470 ~ Ottime condizioni e descrizioni accurate. Dettagli extra su richiesta. Tutti i libri subito disponibili. Fine conditions or described meticulously. Upon request more pictures and book description in English. All books are in stock ~

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        Les songes drolatiques de Pantragruel, notice bibliographique de M. Paul Lacroix conservateur de la bibliothèque de l'Arsenal

      1868. François Rabelais. . chez J. Gay et fils à Genève, 1868 in 8 (21 x 14), XIV + (5) + 120 pages. Illustration des 120 planches en noir d'après l'édition originale Imprimés en fac-similé, dessins de François Rabelais. Reliure demi chagrin rouge à coins, fers et titre dorés, ex-libris de Guy de Pourtalés. Tirage limité à 300 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande. Exemplaire numéro 37 sur papier de hollande. Belle et RARE réédition à tirage limité de l'ouvrage publié en 1565 de François Rabelais, impression en fac-similé de l'œuvre originale avec une courte introduction et l'ensemble des 120 planches à sujets de grotesques et de monstres dans le goût de la Renaissance, l'ensemble étant attribué à la plume de François Rabelais - Reliure avec frottements, intérieur frais, Bon exemplaire.

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        AMONG THE INDIANS. EIGHT YEARS IN THE FAR WEST: 1858 - 1866. EMBRACING SKETCHES OF MONTANA AND SALT LAKE

      Philadelphia. 1868.. 428pp. plus folding map. Original cloth, spine gilt. A couple small nicks at spine ends, bookplate carefully removed from rear pastedown. Otherwise a fine, clean copy, with the map in pristine condition. Boller entered the fur trade on the Upper Missouri in 1858, in the service of the American Fur Company. Most of the book deals with his experiences with the Indians in Montana as a trader for the Company. His account is one of the most vivid and well written narratives of the trade, and one of the few relating to the period it addresses. At the end of his sojourn in the West, Boller spent some time in Utah among the Mormons. Although this book bears an imprint of 1868, it was probably printed the previous year, as Graff owned a copy that was inscribed on Oct. 31, 1867. Wheat describes the map as notable for the places located and described in the text. It shows Montana and the Dakotas, with parts of Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. FIELD 147. GRAFF 341. HOWES B579, "b." SABIN 6221. STREETER SALE 3079. FLAKE 582. WHEAT TRANSMISSISSIPPI 1180.

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        THE RAILWAYS OF INDIA, with an account of their Rise, Progress and Construction. Written with the aid of the Records of the India Office

      London, E. & F. N. Spon, 1868.. FIRST EDITION 1868. Ex Trinity College Library, Dublin, School of Engineering copy, blind library stamps to top of title and following page and 2 other pages, small ink library stamp to title page and a small disposed of stamp on back of title page, otherwise no library markings. 8vo, 225 x 145 mm, 9 x 5¾ inches, small oval original photograph portrait as frontipiece of Lord Dalhousie with printed signature beneath, 2 plates, folding map with railways marked in red at rear, pages xv, 1-384 including index, original publisher's maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper cover, small gilt design to upper cover, original pale maroon endpapers. Slight rubbing to head and tail of spine, slight wear to corners, modern book-plate to first free endpaper, faint foxing to prelims, otherwise a very good clean copy. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Real-Encyklopädie für protestantische Theologie und Kirche. 21 Bde. u 1 Bd. Generalregister (compl.).

      Hamburg/ Gotha, Rudolf Besser, 1854-1868 - Gr.8°, je ca. 800 S., HLdr. der Zeit m. Rückenschild, Einbände betwas berieben und teilw. beschienen. An 2 bdn. aussengelenk auf 7 cm angerissen - insgesamt gutes Exemplar. Erstauflage des großen encyklopädischen Werkes. Der evangelisch-reformierte Theologe J.J. Herzog (Basel 1805 - 1882 Erlangen) begründete das lexikalische Großprojekt und gab nur die vorliegende Erstausgabe vollständig heraus. Das "Lexikon ist im übrigen ein instruktives Beispiel dafür, wie trotz aller konfessioneller Animositäten und Zentrifugalkräfte im 19. Jahrhundert ein wissenschaftliches Opus entstehen konnte, das die unterschiedlichsten konfessionellen und theologisch positionellen Kräfte zu einer gemeinsamen Anstrengung vereinigte. Über 500 z.T. umfangreiche und praktisch alle Gebiete der Kirchengeschichte abdeckende Artikel hat Herzog in der ersten Auflage . selbst verfaßt. Unter ihnen ragen folgende Beiträge mit gleichsam monographischer Qualität hervor: Abendmahl; Beza, Theodor v.; Calvin, Johannes; Francke, August Hermann; Oekolampad, Johannes; Quäker; Quietismus; Schweiz; Socin, Faustus und die Socinianer; Waldenser; Ximenes, Franz; Refuge, Eglises." (Bautz). - Bautz, BBKL XIX, 674ff. (mit Auflistung wichtiger Artikel). [Besser kann mann es auch nicht sagen. Dank an die Kollegin Klaudia Ketz]. 25000 gr. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        PASSAGES FROM THE AMERICAN NOTE-BOOKS of Nathanel Hawthorne

      Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1868. 2 volumes. First Edition, First Printing 8vo, publisher’s original green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spines and with decorations in blind to the covers. [2], 222; [2], 228 pp. A fine set, very bright and clean, with some age wear to the pastedown and free-fly of each volume. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF THESE IMPORTANT WRITINGS. Excerpts from Hawthorne’s letters and diaries about America.

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        ALS Edward John Eyre, Australian explorer

      1868.. Very good condition. Autograph letter signed by Edward John Eyre, the renowned Australian explorer of southern Australia & New South Wales, and the first European to explore the coastline of the Great Australian Bight. Drawing upon his experiences overlanding sheep in the 1830's, Eyre (1815 - 1901) applied for the job of laying out an overland route to the west. In June 1840 the expedition started out but failed. Sending back all but Baxter & Wylie, Eyre set out from Fowlers Bay to cross the Great Australian Bight. After much hardship & losing Baxter, Eyre & Wylie ran into and were saved by a French whaler which gave them supplies to continue. This letter was written in the period following Eyre's governor ship of the colony of Jamaica, during which time he had brutally suppressed the Morant Bay Rebellion, using government troops to kill innocent men, women & children. Eyre returned to England (August 1866) where those who called him a murderer founded a committee calling for him to be put on trial; he was charged with murder twice, but the cases were never pursued. & & The letter was written from 15 Charlotte Street, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, and dated 18th July 1868. Eyre comments on his journey from London to Edinburgh and thanks the recipient for "having my name put down for the Speaker's gallery for Thursday last". It is signed "Yours faithfully, E. Eyre". One can only imagine his journey was considerably easier than the trip from Adelaide to Perth!& & Folded letter on cream colored note paper with oval embossed stamp at the top, bearing the motto "Si Je Puis". Note measures 3 3/4 x 6 1/8". With one horizontal fold, traces of blue paper adhering to verso, where letter was removed from an album.

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        LINDA TRESSEL

      1868. By the Author of "Nina Balatka." In Two Volumes. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1868. Bound in dark blue cloth with earlier leather spine labels. First Edition -- of one of the scarcest of all Trollope titles. Linda is a girl of Nuremberg, living with her religious fanatic of an aunt who tries to marry Linda to an old coot who covets Linda's property; instead Linda runs away with a young political fanatic wanted by the police... The tale appeared serially in Blackwood's Magazine, October 1867 - May 1868, at the end of which it was published in two volumes by Blackwood. Like NINA BALATKA, published by Blackwood the prior year, the UK edition of LINDA TRESSEL is listed by Sadleir as being among the scarcest quarter of Trollope first editions. Like NINA, this book did not sell well; unsold sets of sheets were bound up two-volumes-in-one, which in turn appear in two binding states -- probably (according to Sadleir) not exhausting the first edition until 1880 or later.~This copy is bound in fairly recent dark blue cloth, with two earlier black leather labels on each spine (leading one to infer that this set has been rebound twice, first into a calf binding with leather labels, then into the present cloth one). Condition is near-fine (Vol I half-title omitted when rebound, Vol II half-title present but worn at its gutter). We have never seen a set of this title in its original cloth binding. Sadleir (Trollope) 29; Sadleir (XIX Century Fiction) p. 382.

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        Der Schweizer Holzstyl in seinen cantonalen und constructiven Verschiedenheiten vergleichend dargestellt mit Holzbauten Deutschlands

      Darmstadt, Köhler 1868. 43 x 33 cm. (4), 30 Seiten mit lithographiertem Titel, 38 lithographierten Tafeln (davon 2 farbig) und 78 Textholzstichen nach Zeichnungen des Verfassers. Festeinband, Halbleineneinband, Original-Umschlagtitel aufgezogen, Kanten durch Leinenstreifen verstärkt - Thieme / Becker 14, 228f (vgl.) - Enthält Einzelbeschreibungen sowie Kapitel über Riegel- und Ständerbau und Blockbau. Von den im Inhaltsverzeichnis aufgeführten 40 Tafeln sind 2 nicht erschienen. Gladbach (1812 - 1896), Schüler seines Onkels Georg Moller, "veröffentlichte einige wertvolle z. T. wiederholt aufgelegte Studien über die Holzarchitektur der Schweiz, für die er teils die Platten eigenhändig radierte, teils sorgfältige Vorzeichnungen für den Holzschnitt oder Lichtdruck anfertigte" (Thieme / Becker). Beschrieben werden unter anderem: Manneberger Mühle, Wirtshaus zu Baar, Pfarrhaus in Steinen, Schilds Haus in Meiringen, Kässpeicher in Böningen, Haus Fallet in Bergün, Schulhaus in Rougemont. Insgesamt gut erhaltenes Exemplar, Einband etwas fleckig, Tafeln mit im weißen Rand mit Stempel numeriert, 2 Tafeln im Rand Feuchtigkeitsspur, Exlibris -

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        Tree and Serpent Worship:

      India Museum,, London, 1868 - Or, Illustrations of Mythology and Art in India in the First and Fourth Centuries after Christ. From the Sculptures of the Buddhist Topes at Sanchi and Amravati. Folio. 35 x 26cm. xii, 247pp. Frontispiece. 99 plates, of which 55 are large original photographic prints mounted. 21 text-illus. Original half leather, with a original design in gold on cover, hinge and corner rubbed. Although there is some fading to some of the photographs and some foxing, overall a good copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Moonstone

      London, Tinsley Brothers. 1868., 1868. First Editions. 3 vols. 8vo. 315pp + 297pp + 309pp. Bound in contemporary half burgundy morocco over cloth boards, slightly rubbed, a little sunned to spines and with some signs of discreet professional repair to the spine ends. Minor edgewear and shelfwear to extremities. A little rippling to cloth on Vol II. Plain endpapers, occasional light soiling otherwise internally clean. No half titles. All three volumes are clean, tight, bright and strong. A handsome uniform set. A surprisingly deep and sensitive novel for what is basically a detective story about a cursed Indian diamond looted from the siege of Seringapatam. The vengeful brahmin are considerably more devout and loyal than our home grown religious types, the careless injustice of the late Victorian social system is heavily underscored and the imaginitively named Sergeant Cuff, come to set all in order, is tenacious in spite (or perhaps because) of it. Wilkie Collins is mainly known for two novels but wrote nigh on 30, collaborating with Dickens and Mrs. Gaskell amongst others. He was hopelessly addicted to laudanum for the pain of his arthritis, to such an extent that he was troubled by hallucinations (of another version of himself, oddly enough) and actually didn't remember having written much of the Moonstone. He also never married, but instead achieved the not too standard feat of having two fully committed relationships with two different women at the same time without being set on fire or mysteriously falling out of a window. An important book from an important writer...with an impressive beard. Bleiler.

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        MEMOIRES LUS A LA SORBONNE DANS LES SEANCES EXTRAORDINAIRES DU COMITE IMPERIAL DES TRAVAUX HISTORIQUES ET DES SOCIETES SAVANTES, ARCHEOLOGIE, 7 VOLUMES (COMPLET), 1861, 1863, 1864, 1865, 1866, 1867, 1868

      Imprimerie Impériale 1868 - RO40091198: 7 volumes d'env. 300 à 400 pages chacun. Illustrés de nombreuses gravures en noir et blanc dans le texte et sur planches dépliables hors texte, en fin d'ouvrage. Etiquettes annotées sur les dos. Plats parfois abîmés ou détachés. Séances tenues les 21, 22, 23 nov. 1861. 8, 9, 10 avril 1863. 30, 31 mars et 1er avril 1864. 19, 20, 21 avril 1865. 4, 5, 6 avril 1866. 23, 24, 25 et 26 avril 1867. 14, 15, 16 et 17 avril 1868. Etude scientifique et archéologique sur les rives et l'embouchure de la Seine (vol. I). Notice sur quelques énigmes archéologiques (vol. II). Note sur les silex taillés d'Abbeville (vol. III). Notes sur les architectes grecs de la Grande Grèce (vol. IV). Notice sur une sépulture gauloise trouvée dans la basse forêt d'Eu (vol. V). Note sur le pied gaulois (vol. VI). Antiquités lacustres de la Savoie (vol. VII). Etc. In-8 Broché. Etat d'usage. Tâchée. Dos abîmé. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 930.1-Archéologie [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Molineux's St Kitts, March 10th 1875.

      ,. Watercolour on heavy paper. Fine. 10 x 6.5" Elinor Lascelles married Cecil Thomas Crisp Molineux Montgomerie in 1868. The Molineux Montgomerie family were plantation owners in the West Indies, and the newly-married couple travelled frequently between their West Indian estates and their estate in Garboldisham, Norfolk.

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        DICCIONARIO BIOGRÁFICO-BIBLIOGRÁFICO DE EFEMÉRIDES DE MÚSICOS ESPAÑOLES escrito y publicado por.

      1868 - Esta obra está dividida en tres secciones. Primera: Efemerides, en las que consta el nacimiento o fallecimiento.Segunda, catálogo ó lista por órden alfabético en forma de Diccionario. Tercera: Variedades.Madrid: Imprenta á cargo de D. Antonio Perez Dubrull. 1868-81. 4 vols.El tomo I, esta encuadernado en piel chagrín, planos decorados con plancha de volante, siendo el ejemplar de presentación para el Infante Sebastian Gabriel: A L.R.P. de S.A. el Smo. Sr. Infante Dn. SEBASTIAN GABRIEL, BALTASAR SALDONI. En el plano posterior, misma decoración y escudo real estampado en oro, lomo adornado con hierros dorados y lira. Cortes dorados.Los otros tres tomos en plena piel, con diferente decoración, conservan las cubiertas originales. Música, músicos, diccionario, músicos españoles

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        Jinchu teryoji genpon sen-happyaku-rokujuyonen Amerika Sukotto-shi cho Heigaku inpu. [Trans.: First Aid Hints in the Combat Field]

      Translated & edited by Soetsu Kumagawa. Numerous woodcut illus. in the second vol. 30 folded leaves; 36 folded leaves. Two vols. Small 8vo, orig. wrappers with orig. block printed title labels on upper covers, bound in oriental style, stitched. [Edo?]: Kumagawa-shi zohan, 1868. First edition of this translation, with additions, on an unknown work by Scott (?), an American author, on military medicine. Volume I is devoted to pharmacological matters, especially methods to prevent cholera amongst the troops. The second volume deals with injuries on the field, including bandaging, transporting injured troops, ways of preventing altitude sickness, techniques of resuscitation, how to traverse snow-covered mountains, problems of malnutrition and syphilis, gun shot wounds, fractures, burns, etc., etc. The translator, Kumagawa (1838-1902), studied both Chinese and western medicine. He later served on a naval ship as physician and became director of a veterans' hospital. At the end of his career, he helped establish one of the most important hospitals in Tokyo, which still exists. ❧ OCLC catalogues this under the translator's name. .

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        Monograhie du Palais du Commerce eleve a Lyon

      A. Morel, Paris 1868 - First edition. Large folio. Measures approximately 15" x 20.5". [8], 32pp., [48] numbered plates (including three double-page plates, one folding plate, and three color lithographic plates. Complete as issued. Contemporary dark red half morocco, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. Ex-library with bookplate on the rear endpaper (one at the front was removed), and two small stamps on the first page of the subscriber's list, else no other markings. Moderate wear to the board edges, the first preliminary gathering is neatly detached, else very good with light scattered foxing. Magnificent engraved architectural plates, (including three chromolithographic plates), of The Palace of Commerce designed by the architect Rene Dardel. Inaugurated in 1860 with Napoleon III and the empress present, it still serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lyons. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Moonstone. A Romance

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868. Three volumes. Each volume has a clipped signature of Collins bound in at front. 20th century full-leather crushed morocco binding, bound by W.J. Mansell. Gilt tooling to boards and spine, blind-tooling to boards, raised bands, maroon & green morocco labels. Octavo, 315pp, 297pp, & 309pp.

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        HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE XXXIV DECEMBER 1866 TO MAY 1867 [FIRST NATIONAL APPEARANCE OF MARK TWAIN IN PRINT- "FORTY-THREE DAYS IN AN OPEN BOAT"] [G]

      N Y , NY: Harper & Bros. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 1868. First Edition. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; viii, 864 pages; Black morocco over cloth boards, text block with marbled edges7424. Unusually nice appearing. Only light aging. TWAIN, Mark, Samuel L. Clemens "Forty-Three Days In An Open Boat" , Twain's First National Appearance. Forty-Three Days In An Open Boat was Twain's first appearance in a national magazine, which he later recounted in his story, "My Debut As A Literary Person" . So little known was he at the time that Harper's half-year index identified him as "Mark Swain," much to his chagrin. A landmark appearance and rarely available piece of Americana. Graphic of book exterior available. .

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        Sujets tirés des poèmes d'Ossian. Par A. M. Chenavard

      Lyon: Louis Perrin, 1868. Livre. Illus. by Chenavard, Antoine-Marie. Très bon. Couverture rigide. Ed. originale. In-4 Oblong. Lyon, Louis Perrin, 1868. 27,5 x 36,5 oblong à l'italienne, 1 f. bl. - 10 pp. dont titre entièrement gravé en noir et ocre - 20 planches de gravures en noir sous serpente chacune précédée d'un feuillet imprimé portant un poème d'Ossian - 1 f. n. ch. (table) portant au verso une vignette gravée contrecollée (planche XXI) et un papier imprimé découpé contrecollé apportant une rectification à la liste des planches - 1 f. bl., reliure de l'époque de demi-percaline verte à coins, dos lisse orné, filets sur les plats, entièrement monté sur onglets. Premier tirage de ce rare recueil de planches de Antoine Marie Chenavard gravées par Séon et Dubouchet, celui-ci enrichi d'un ENVOI autographe signé de Chenavard à l'épouse de Jules Baux, archiviste paléographe, archiviste du département de l'Ain à Bourg en Bresse. Bel exemplaire. (Inventaire du Fonds français, IV, pp. 440-441, n° 10).

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

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

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        CHRONICLES OF ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, AND THE ADJOINING COUNTRIES, From the Latter Part of the Reign of Edward II to the Coronation of Henry IV. Translated from the French editions, with variations and additions from many celebrated Mss. by Thomas Johnes, Esq. To which are prefixed, A Life of the Author, An Essay on His Works, and A Criticism of His History

      London: George Routledge and Sons, 1868. 2 volumes. Complete with a colour lithographed titlepage, two illuminated title-pages for the illustrations, 116 woodcut illustrations throughout the text, and over 70 magnificent illuminated coloured plates heightened with gold after originals from the manuscript editions of Froissart in the British Museum, the Bibliotheque Royale, and other sources. Large thick 8vo, full red contemporary morocco over boards, with handsome gilt lettering and tooling on the spines between raised bands, vobrs with multi-ruled gilt decorations to the borders, turnovers gilt tooled, marbled end-leaves, a.e.g.. xlvii, 768; xiv, 733 pp. A handsome set in a very pleasing state of preservation, a clean and well preserved set with light or minimal aging or time wear, the backs sometime replaced to sympathetic style. THE MOST IMPORTANT 19TH CENTURY TRANSLATION OF THE GREAT RENAISSANCE HISTORY AND A COPY IN PREFERRED BINDING WITH A PROFUSION OF LITHOGRAPHED PLATES. "Froissart might be called the great interviewer of the Middle Ages. The newspaper correspondent of modern times has scarcely surpassed this medieval collector of intelligence. He traveled extensively in the various countries of Europe; he conversed with gentlemen of rank everywhere; and he had the remarkable knack of persuading those about him to divulge all he wanted to know. He learned the details of battles from both sides and from every point of view. He delighted in the minutest affairs of every cavalry skirmish, of the capture of every castle, and of every brave action and gallant deed. He lived from 1337 to about 1410, and wrote chiefly of contemporaneous events. The "Chronicles" are universally considered as the most vivid and faithful picture we have of events in the fourteenth century.... As a picture of the most favorable side of chivalry, the work has no equal" (Adams, Manual of Historical Literature, pp. 334-5). Johnes's translation was the standard for most of the nineteenth century, preferred to Lord Berners’ of 1525 (the first English translation of the text) for its modernity in diction and style and extensive additions and corrections. With the exquisite illuminated illustrations in excellent order, this is a brilliant set of this landmark work. The illuminated plates have retained their deep, bright colours and gilt highlights. Based on a medieval manuscript, they not only illustrate the chronicle but are a good example of the type of manuscript art being produced at the time. The set includes a beautiful collection of hand-coloured chromolithographic plates reproduced from two of the greatest of known illuminated manuscripts of Froissart’s CRONYCLES OF ENGLANDE, FRAUNCE, SPAYNE, PORTYNGALE, SCOTLANDE, BRETAYNE, FLAU[N]DERS: AND OTHER PLACES ADIOYNYNGE. The first collection is from a manuscript of the First and Second book of Froissart in the British Museum. This manuscript came to the Museum from the Harleian Collection and appears to be the work of a Flemish artist, probably residing in Paris, and is believed to have been executed between 1460 and 1480. The second collection is primarily from a magnificent manuscript of all four books at the Bibliotheque du Roi in Paris. This great work was one of the books executed for Louis of Bruges and was probably completed by 1470. Together these volumes give us extraordinarily well reproduced images from a time nearly contemporaneous to Froissart’s. Through these images the Middle Ages comes to life in costume and finery---people at their tournaments or displaying their skills at horsemanship and at arms, the mechanisms of warfare and the ships which were sailed. All produced as near to the originals in the manuscripts as the technology of the time allowed, with no attempt at alteration or correction in the hope of bringing the full spirit of the Gothic artists to a wider audience.

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        Herbert Mascall Curteis, Esqre. Master of the East Sussex Fox Hounds

      London: published by Henry Graves & Compy, 1 April 1868. Engraving, by Charles Mottram. (Expert repair to tear in lower blank margin). 18 x 24 3/4 inches. 25 1/2 x 31 1/4 inches. A very fine engraved equestrian portrait, with full margins, of the Master of the East Sussex Hunt. Stephen Pearce 'trained at Sass's Academy in Charlotte Street, and at the Royal Academy schools, and in 1841 became a pupil of Sir Martin Archer Shee... Paintings by him of favourite horses in the royal mews (transferred in 1825 to Buckingham Palace) were exhibited at the Academy in 1839 and 1841, and from 1849, on his return from Italy, till 1885 he contributed numerous portraits and equestrian paintings to Burlington House.... Pearce was widely known as a painter of equestrian presentation portraits and groups, the most important of which is the large landscape Coursing at Ashdown Park, completed in 1869, and presented by the coursers of the United Kingdom to the Earl of Craven. For this picture, which measures ten feet long and contains about sixty equestrian portraits, including the Earl and Countess of Craven and members of the family, the Earls of Bective and Sefton, Lord and Lady Grey de Wilton, the artist received 1000 guineas and 200 guineas for the copyright. Pearce painted equestrian portraits of many masters of foxhounds and harriers, as well as of the Earl of Coventry, Sir Richard and Lady Glyn, and of Mr. Burton on Kingsbridge and Captain H. Coventry on Alcibiade, winners of the Grand National.' (DNB)

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        Colton's, Township Map of the State of Iowa Compiled from the United States Surveys, & Other Authentic Surveys

      New York: J.H. Colton & Co., 1868. hardcover. very good. Case map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 25" x 35". Nice folding pocket map of Iowa. Includes a table of population by township. Some scattered staining and a small chip to upper right edge. Minor aging along edges. Booklet is intact with original hinging. Minor staining from glue. Owner's signature (George Clark) in ink on right edge of map and also on inside cover. The Colton family was one the most prolific and successful publishers of maps and atlases in the United States. J.H. Colton (1800-1893) founded his business in NYC in 1831.

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        Collectio Omnium Conclusionum et Resolutionum Quae in Causis Propositis Apud Sacram Congregationem Cardinalium S. Concilii Tridentini. In eight volumes

      90 - Romae - S. Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete set of thisreligious work, detailingCatholic resolutionsfrom the Council of Trent up to the nineteenth century. Seventeen volumes bound into eight. In Latin. Complete in eight volumes. 'Collectio omnium conclusionum et resolutionum quae in causis propositis apud Sacram Congregationem Cardinalium S. Concilii Tridentini interpretum prodierunt ab eius institutione. Anno MDLXIV. ad. annum MDCCCLX. Distinctis titulis alphabetico ordine per Materias'. 'A collection of all resolutions and conclusions which are in the cause for the present at the Sacred Congregation of Cardinals, the Council of Trent issued its instructions. 1564 to 1860'. Arranged in alphabetical order by title of resolution. With the monastic bookplates of St. Augustine monastery, Ramsgate, to the front pastedowns. Condition: In half morocco bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, some rubbing to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Some light foxing to the endpapers but otherwise generally clean with just the odd spot. Ex St. Augustine's Library set, with library numbers to the spines. Overall: GOOD..

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("J. A. Garfield"), as Congressman from Ohio, to J.A. Cowing of New York, regarding Garfield's speech on currency and finance

      Washington. DC, 20 june, 1868 - "- I am gratified with your approval of the general spirit and purpose of my speech - and can see much reason to hope that the attention to the subject, will, before long, bring the nation to sensible and honest conclusions on finance - The statement in my speech that to double the currency would double prices, is quite likely too broad to be practically true - You will observe that I was developing the general principle which lies at the foundation of currency - and which is likely to be ___ (?) in its application by many incidental causes. I was careful to guard my language thus: '- BUSINESS REMAINING THE SAME [underlined], doubling the currency will result in doubling prices.' As a matter of fact, the supposed increase of currency would increase speculative business - and somewhat increase the demand for currency, so that the increase of prices would not be quite 100 per cent -" 4to. 2 pp., on folded sheet of engraved letterhead of Fortieth Congress, with vignette of the U.S. Congress. With 2 engraved portraits of President Garfield. Old folds, slightly wrinkled, splitting along fold, in tan morocco-backed clam shell box

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        Phalacrocorax Punctatus. Spotted Cormorant of New Zealand

      Handsome folio size lithograph with period hand color. This specimin was collected by "Capt. G.R. Lambert, R.N., of H.M.S. Alligaotr, who procured it in New Zealand, where it is said to be abundant, particularly in Queen Charlotte's Sound". With the text page accompanying it. From Gould's "Birds of Australia", published over 1868 - 1869.

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        Dr. William Smith’s Dictionary of the Bible - [Complete in 4 volumes]

      Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and company (1868-1892), 1868. 1st Edition. Description: 4 v. illus. (incl. maps) facsims., diagrs. 24 cm. Subjects: Bible --Dictionaries. Finely bound all in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with dark morocco gilt-blocked labels. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional set, of presentation quality - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        [Ornithology] Birds of Berkshire and Buckinghamshire: a Contribution to the Natural History of the Two Counties, The

      Eton / London: Ingalton and Drake / Simpson, Marshall, 1868. First Edition. Original Cloth. Fine. 8vo: xiv,[2],232pp, with four hand-colored albumen prints, mounted on cards, of stuffed birds. ("It was impossible at the time to photograph live birds due to the absence of the telephoto lens and extremely sensitive plates that would permit short exposures." Goldschmidt & Naef) Publisher's forest-green pebble-grained cloth, spine and upper cover with bird vignettes in gilt, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, chocolate coated end papers. A Fine, tight, square copy, clean, crisp text, the photographs vibrant, with deep, rich colors. Provenance: Book plate of Henry Neville Gladstone (third son of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone). Binder's ticket of James Burn & Co., Kirby St., to rear paste down. Gernsheim 436. Goldschmidt & Naef, The Truthful Lens, 96. The author was only age 16 when he published this "contribution to the natural history of two counties," apparently the first field guide to birds to use photographs for illustrations. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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        High Water in the Mississippi

      New York: Currier & Ives, 1868. Hand-coloured lithograph by James Merrit Ives after Fanny Palmer. 21 1/4 x 30 1/2 inches. A poignant image, demonstrating the triumph of the human spirit. In the foreground, uprooted trees bob in the current, using a roof as a raft two men pole themselves and nine others to safety, one of their companions holds tight to reins of a mule swimming beside the roof, whilst two others rescue furniture and a barrel. In the mid-ground: a large white-painted house with second-floor balconies front and back, and a smaller cook-house off to the right side. Two men in a row boat approach the back of the house, a lady stands on the balcony speaking to the men; on the widow's walk on the roof a man and a woman stand: the man waves a handkerchief to the twin-stack riverboat. The riverboat, "Stonewall Jackson" is travelling at speed: the near-side paddle creates a substantial wake, the flags fly in the stiff breeze and the smoke from the stacks steams backwards: passengers line the rails attracted by the human drama they are passing. The overall impression is of a crisis that is being survived and dealt with by man's ingenuity, whilst life continues. Conningham 2819; Gale 3057

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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 Walvish Bay, and Visits to Lake Ngami and the Victoria Falls

      London: Bell & Daldy, 1868. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Two-volume set. xiii (4), 454, (2); viii, (4), 480pp. With 2 frontispieces, 25 woodcut illustrations and 2 folding maps. Bound by John Bumpus, Oxford. Chapman (b. 1831 in Cape Town) traveled extensively in the interior of southern Africa as a trader, hunter, and explorer. In 1853, he reached the Zambezi and narrowly missed discovering Victoria Falls before David Livingstone. This work describes his second expedition to the Zambezi (1860-64), during which he and fellow explorer and artist Thomas Baines hoped to conduct a full examination of the middle and lower reaches of the river to assess its navigability and viability as a commercial route. They traveled from Cape Town to Walvis Bay by sea, then by ox-wagon across the Kalahari, taking 16 months to reach the Zambezi . Thomas Baines spent several days sketching and painting Victoria Falls, providing the first images of the natural wonder to reach the outside world. Although the expedition was hindered by illness and failed to reach the river's mouth, it was successful in gathering information about previously little-known terrain-in part because it was one of the first expeditions to carry a stereoscopic camera. More than 140 of Chapman's photographic studies of the landscape and wildlife of what is now Namibia were shown at the 1867 World Exposition in Paris. Mendelssohn p. 321 says that "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. See also Czech, p. 61. Leather scuffed at the extremities. One map backed in linen, the other torn and reparied along a fold, but complete and easily repaired. Overall quite clean and sound.

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