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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.

      [Bookseller: R & A Petrilla, Booksellers (IOBA)]
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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 ~

      [Bookseller: Bergoglio Libri d'Epoca]
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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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        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.

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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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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        Travels in the East Indian Archipelago

      London: John Murray, 1868. Leather Bound. Very Good. John Murray, London. 1868. 553 p., [34] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., maps ; 23 cm. 8vo. Rebound. Quarter bound in modern calf-skin. Corners bound. Marbled boards. 5 raised bands. 6 compartments. Gilt borders and decorative flourishes. Dark green Morocco title plate on spine with gilt lettering. Tight binding and solid boards. Marbled endpapers. Owners inscription on second leaf. Otherwise, pages are clean and unmarked. Detailed steel plate illustrations throughout. Fold-out map toward rear is in excellent condition, not torn or faded. A well-restored volume in nearly immaculate condition. <br><br>Albert Smith Bickmore (March 1, 1839ââ&#130;¬â&#128;&#156;1914) was an American naturalist and one of the founders of the American Museum of Natural History. His book, "Travels in East Indian Archepelago" was published in 1869. The preface begin by saying; "The object of my voyage to Amboina was simply to re-collect the shells figured in Rumphiuss&#39;s " Rari-teit Kamer," and the idea of writing a volume of travels was not seriously entertained until I arrived at Batavia, and, instead of being forbidden by the Dutch Government to proceed to the Spice Islands, as some of my warmest friends feared, I was honored by His Excellency, the Governor-General of " the Netherlands India." An enlightening and eye-opening volume, "Travels in the East Indian Archipeligo" was Bickmores best known work. Please feel free to view our photographs of this lovely volume. Ships daily.

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        CONFIDENCES ET REVELATIONS. COMMENT ON DEVIENT SORCIER

      Paris: A. Delahays,. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1868. First Edition. Hardcover. French Language; Sorcery; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 440 pages; Confidences and Revelations. How to become a sorcerer. French language text. Mounted albumen portrait of the magician [Houdini], as frontispiece, Contemp. 1/2 purple brown morocco leather & cloth, spine ends rubbed, edges with shallow fraying. Orig. Photo. Frontis. Portrait, wood engraved vignettes in text fo magic. Minor spotting to title page & fore-edge. Contents generally clean and VG. In the back lists 16 experiemnts he conducted while performing with results- enchanted roses etc.. "Born in America in 1874, Erich Weiss became one of the most famous magicians who ever lived. He took the stage name, Harry Houdini, in honour of Robert Houdini, a French conjurer and magician who died in 1871." .

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        Les Amies. Sonnets par le licencié Pablo de Herlagnez

      Ségovie [=Bruxelles]: Poulet-Malassis, 1868 16pp. et 2ff. n. ch. 138mm x 181mm. Couverture rigide à demi-cuir, couvertures vertes muettes conservées. Reliure usée aux mors et sur les coins. Pages intérieures en très bonne condition. "Les" (de "Les Amies") sur la page titre en rouge, filet rouge autour du texte. Édition originale ou seconde édition. Les bibliographes ne s&rsquo;accordent pas sur cette dernière. Oberlé estime qu&rsquo;il s&rsquo;agit d&rsquo;un des deux tirages de l&rsquo;originale, sans accorder de priorité à l&rsquo;un ou à l&rsquo;autre; Dutel la décrit comme étant la seconde et il date sa sortie en librairie du début de l&rsquo;année 1868; quant à Galantaris, il s&rsquo;agit pour lui de l&rsquo;originale du second état, alors que pour Montel elle est une contrefaçon. L&rsquo;un des 44 exemplaires sur papier de Hollande (n° 11). Édition limitée à 50 exemplaires. Le premier tirage de ce "mince recueil de vers de Paul Verlaine, [fut] publié à Bruxelles en décembre 1867 par Auguste Poulet-Malassis. Les premiers exemplaires furent saisis à la frontière, et un jugement rendu le 6 mai 1868 par le tribunal correctionnel de Lille en ordonna la destruction" (Pia). "C&#39;est, au fond un exercice d&#39;école sur le thème du lesbianisme que les Fleurs du mal, -- révélées, elles aussi, par Poulet-Malassis -- venaient de mettre à la mode chez les jeunes poètes de l&#39;époque" (Pia, Dictionnaire). // Un exemplaire similaire a été vendu chez Christie&#39;s - Paris (Vente # 5021 - Lot 158; 29 novembre 2002) pour la somme de 5288 euros. Photos disponibles sur demande. English description available upon request.

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        Anne Hereford

      1868. first edition. Extremely Rare in the Original ClothWOOD, Mrs. Henry. Anne Hereford. A Novel. In Three Volumes. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868.First edition. Three octavo volumes (7 1/2 x 4 7/8 in; 190 x 125 mm). [6], 295, [1, printer&#146;s imprint]; [6], 319, [1, printer&#146;s imprint]; [6], [7]-316, [1, advertisement for Mrs. Henry Wood&#146;s Magazine &#147;The Argosy&#148;], [1, blank] pp.Original violet vertically-ribbed moiré cloth with covers decoratively stamped in blind and spines decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Original cream-colored endpapers. Spines faded (as was Sadleir&#146;s copy). A bit of mild dampstaining to endpapers. Spine with slight cock. Otherwise, an excellent copy of this extremely scarce title. No. 1 in Sadleir&#146;s list of &#147;Comparative Scarcities,&#148; with The Shadow of Ashlydat, Orville College, and Within the Maze, and ahead of East Lynne, at No. 2. Only one copy has sold at auction in the last thirty years. Housed together in a quarter purple morocco clamshell case.Anne Hereford, like most of Mrs. Henry Wood&#39;s novels, was first published in monthly installments. It appeared throughout 1868 in the magazine Argosy which was owned and edited by Mrs. Henry Wood and her son Charles. It is unusual among Mrs Wood&#39;s novels in that it is written throughout in the first person. Its features include a young orphan, a gloomy mansion, deaths&#133;violent and natural, and a missing will, mistaken identities and family loyalties.Mrs. Henry Wood&#39;s works were incredibly popular in their time. A contemporary survey of the reading habits of the "lower and servant classes" showed that a majority of those surveyed who read any novels at all read hers exclusively; certainly, if they were looking for sensationalism and melodrama, she was the author to provide it.Mrs. Henry Wood (Ellen, 1814-1887) "suffered from curvature of her spine. In 1836 she married Henry Wood a prominent banker who later lost his money. Most of the next twenty years were spent abroad&#133;from where she began contributing immensely popular short stories to Bentley&#39;s Miscellany and the New Monthly Magazine. Her first financial success was Danesbury House, a comparatively serious novel which won a prize from the Scottish Temperance League. East Lynne (1861), her second novel, was an enormous popular success&#133; Over thirty novels followed&#133;In spite of her precarious health, Ellen Wood supported her family for many years by her writing " (Feminist Companion to Literature in English). "Her ingenious plots about murders, thefts, and forgeries, her numerous court scenes and well-planted clues, make her&#133;one of the forerunners of the modern detective story. The sensational, and occasionally supernatural, events in her novels are presented in solidly detailed settings of middle-class country-town communities of doctors and lawyers, bankers and manufacturers&#148; (The Oxford Companion to English Literature). "She was&#133;an author who took risks, experimenting with scandalous plots, dark characters, and the hidden realities of Victorian life that many in her society were reluctant to acknowledge" (Bloom, Nineteenth Century British Women Writers, p. 412).Aged eleven, the orphaned, shy, Anne Hereford arrives at a lonely country house to stay with her Aunt. The Gothic ambience and the Aunt&#39;s sinister, avaricious husband Edwin Barley set the scene for murder and more. The supposed murderer, a favorite of the Aunt disappears, the Aunt dies in suspicious circumstances, and her last minute will, witnessed by Anne, who is also the sole benefactor is not to be found. After a grim, private school education, followed by a somewhat better finishing school experience in France, she becomes in turn a governess then companion, eventually returning to England to live in the Chandos household&#151;another lonely, Gothic house, full of shadows, mystery and ghosts. To make matters worse the sinister Edwin Darley turns up out of the blue as a new tenant of the Chandos estate. An excellent example of Victorian melodrama, of which Mrs. Wood was a prime exponent.Sadleir 3326. Wolff 7265.

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        Royal Entomological Society: Transactions

      Vols. 16-127 (1868-1975: last published) and author index. Lacks volume 29 and 4 issues only. Large amout of plates, including many hand-coloured. Bindings vary from h. calf, cloth to original wrappers. Some disbound or broken bindings and in need of repair.* One of the oldest and most important entomological journals ever published. A few volumes with water staining and library markings and a few vols with brittle edges. Otherwise a very good set with beautifully executed hand-coloured plates, that are in a good clean condition. We also have some single issues starting from volume 6 and a small set of only the Proceedings, which forms a part of the Transactions of vols. 1-4 (1833-1839), please inquire.

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        Country Sketches

      London - B. H. Baily and Co., 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of this illustrated book Country Sketches by C. Finch Mason with colour second title. A collection of often humorous illustrations of an country sports often on an equestrian theme includinghunting. Together with Racing and Chasing. The Road, the River and the Hunt illustrated with fifty drawings by Hablot Browne Phiz engraved by Graphotype. With a list of illustrations to front under the titles: The Tumbletown Steeple Chase; The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, 1867; Hunting Sketches; Angling Sketches; The Wimbledon Meeting; Rotten Row; Sketches at the Seaside and Miscellaneous. Uniformly bound in two volumes. Hablot Knight Browne (1815 - 1882) was an English artist, famous as Phiz, illustrator of books by Charles Dickens, Charles Lever and Harrison Ainsworth. Previous owner&#39;s bookplates to front endpapers. Condition: Uniformly bound in half calf with cloth covered boards. Externally, smart but with slight wear to extremities and the occasional mark to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with occasional slight foxing and marks to one volume,to the other spotting is only to endpapers. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        THE BIRDS OF BERKSHIRE AND BUCKINGHAMSHIRE: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE TWO COUNTIES

      Eton/London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1868. First Edition. Minor bubbling to the cloth which has a small tear at the base of the spine. Near Fine. xiv, [ii], 232 pages. Illustrated with four original hand-colored albumen photographs. Published by the author at the tender age of 16, this is believed to be the first field guide to birds to use photographs for illustrations. Gernsheim 436; Goldschmidt & Naef: THE TRUTHFUL LENS 96: "It was impossible at this time to photograph live birds due to the absence of the telephoto lens and extremely light-sensitive plates that would permit short exposures. Muybridge [ANIMAL LOCOMOTION, 1887] was the first to photograph birds in flight."; Zimmer p. 347. Armorial bookplate of William Bramley Moore and small bookseller's ticket on the front pastedown with a small binder's ticket at the rear.

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        A Constitutional View of the Late War between the States : its Causes, Character, Conduct and Results ; Presented in a Series of Colloquies At Liberty Hall / by Alexander H. Stephens - [Complete in 2 Volumes]

      Philadelphia, Pa. : National Publishing Company, [1868-70], 1868. 1st Edition. Description: 2 v. : ill. , plates ; 24 cm. Subjects: Constitutional history--United States. United States--Politics and government--1861-1865. United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes. Secession. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt-blocked titles. Spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. An exceptional copy - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        La Morte d&#39;Arthur: The History of King Arthur Compiled by Sir Thomas Mallory

      London: Edward Moxon and Co., 1868. Hardcover. Fine. First Conybeare edition. 8vo. xx,,414pp. Publisher&#39;s brown cloth blocked in black and gilt. Light wear to spine tip, tiny abrasion on spine just at the &#39;t&#39; of &#39;Arthur&#39;, else a fine copy. Malory&#39;s Morte d&#39;Arthur was first printed by Caxton in 1485, and was followed by five editions during the 16th and 17th centuries, but not thereafter until 1816. Conybeare&#39;s edition of "Mallory" (sic) is the first of the abridgments of the Morte d&#39;Arthur and scarce in its own right. Gaines B1.

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        Carta dei Dintorni di Napoli ad Uso degli Ufficiali del Presidio nelle Esercitazioni Campali riprodotta dal Corpo di Stato Maggiore

      Lithographierte Karte 1868. 59x83.5 cm. Maßstab 1 : 25.000. - Grundriss der Stadt Neapel mit naher Umgebung bis Afragola, Portici und Pozzuoli, zeigt auch die Insel Nisida und die Phlegräischen Felder (Campi Flegrei). Erhebungen sind durch Schraffuren dargestellt, im Bereich der Küste des Golfs von Neapel mit Angaben der Meerestiefen. Auf Leinen gezogen, dadurch Knickfalten an den Rändern geglättet und Randeinrisse in den schmalen Rändern hinterlegt, kleine Fehlstellen am unteren Rand ergänzt.

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        Votes and Proceedings of The Provincial Council. Province of Otago, New Zealand. Session XXIV, 1868

      Dunedin: Printed by Mills, Dick & Co.. Good with no dust jacket. 1868. First Edition. Softcover.. Covers worn, with blue paper chipped and lifting from card at corners. ; Containing the Votes and Proceedings; Reports of Select Committees; Departmental Reports; Council Papers; and Financial Statement for the year 1868. Complex pagination, with individual sections individually paginated. Complete. Of particular interest in this volume is the "Report of the Commission Appointed to Inquire into the Management of the Gold Fields of Otago". This report has 5 pages of text, followed by 14 pages of tables (pp. 6-19), 1 folding table, and a large folding lithographed "Map of the Gold Fields of Otago" with the gold fields shown in gold colour. This same map has been reproduced as Plate 131 in Maling&#39;s "Historic Charts & Maps of New Zealand" (1996). Map dimensions: c. 460 x 435mm. There is a 1" tear in one corner of the map. Also includes another gold-related Council Paper titled "Report by John Millar, F.S.A., on Gold Fields Reservoirs (4 pages + 2 folding plates, the first plate is a colour map titled "Map of the &#39;Tuapeka Basin&#39;, Field Sketch of Proposed Site of Reservoir", with water areas coloured in blue. W. Spreat, Lith.; Otago Survey Lithographic Press). Also of interest in this volume is "Surveyor Wright&#39;s Report on the Martins Bay Expedition"(4 pages) - "The climb was up a long spur, and for half the distance we followed a well-beaten track, which we kept on for some time before we could ascertain the cause of it. We eventually found the feathers and other marks of the Kakapo, which led us to infer that it was the trail of that bird we were following." The subjects of the Select Comittee reports include the Botanical Gardens; Bush Reserves; the College; Robert Wilkins&#39; Petition, and Wakitipu Runs. The Departmental Reports are on Education; the Gaol; the Harbor; the High School; the Hospital; Immigration; the Lunatic Asylum; Police; Roads; Roads and Works; Sheep; the Survey. Original blue papered card wrappers with cloth spine. Page dimensions: 322 x 205mm. [References: Turnbull, M. M. (1961) "Life on the Gold-Fields of the South Island of New Zealand: A Bibliography", No. 5.] ; Folio .

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        English Botany; or, Coloured Figures of British Plants. Volume VIII. Chenopodiaceae to Coniferae. Cover title: Sowerby&#39;s English Botany

      London.: Robert Hardwicke.. Third Edition.. 1868.. 206 handcolored lithographs, 296+206pp, 10 x 7 inches, rebound with original embossed decorative gilt cover attached to new cloth covered boards with gilt lettered spine (hardbound). Light foxing to front endpapers and a few plates, otherwise very good condition. Contains plates MCLXXVIII through MCCCLXXXIV. Plates include willows, daphne, and a wonderful double page plate of Pinus Pinaster Cluster Pine (lightly foxed at corners). .

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication. First edition

      London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1868. First edition. . Three-quarter leather. Marbled boards, edges and end papers. Leather labels. Very nice set. Interiors fine. Bindings show light edge wear. Portion of label on vol. I lacking. Light foxing to end papers. Octavo. . Two volumes. Seminal work. Scarce.

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        The Capital Of The Tycoon: A Narrative Of A Three Years Residence In Japan - Two Volume Set

      New York, NY: Harper & Brothers. NF/NONE. 1868. Hardcover; 1868 Printing. Books are in fine condition. Folding map in Volume One has two in closed tear. Folding map in Volume Two has two closed tears, one of ~6 in and the other of ~1 in. No other flaws and no names or markings. ; Beautiful set bound in blue half-leather over marbled boards. Top edge gilt. Gilt lettering on spine is bright and clear. Five raised bands. Marble endpapers. While not the first edition of 1863 this is a lovely copy of the 1868 printing. Important work by Alcock who was the first British Consul-General to Japan. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 436 p. .

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        Alice&#39;s Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan and Co.,, 1868. Octavo. Finely bound by The Chelsea Bindery in crimson morocco, titles and Alice motifs to spine, raised bands, single rule to boards, Alice devices to boards, twin rule to turn-ins, dark green endpapers, gilt edges. Illustrated by John Tenniel. The occasional light blemish, an excellent copy in a fine binding. Twelfth edition.

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        Pencil Sketches of Montana

      New York: Published by the Author, 1868. Folio (13 x 10 2/8 inches). Fine folding chromolithographed frontispiece, and 3 folding tinted lithographed panoramas, 27 full-page tinted lithographed plates (some occasionally heavy spotting throughout). Original purple bevelled cloth, gilt (extremities a little worn). Provenance: Frank T. Siebert, his sale, Sotheby&#39;s New York, Oct 28, 1999, lot 742. First edition. These splendid images of Montana were the earliest to show the territory in all its natural glory, in the years when few settlers had staked claims so far west. Long before Montana became a state in 1889, Mathews traveled to the vast and untamed territory to bring pictures of its wild beauty back east. The natural monuments, Mathews realized, needed little embellishment to convey the absolute and unrivaled grandeur of Montana scenery, and he portrayed them with remarkable faith and realism. .

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        A BOOK OF SCOTISH PASQUILS, 1568-1715

      Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1868. ONE OF THREE COPIES ON VELLUM (there were a limited, but unspecified, number of copies also printed on paper). Hardcover. Very Thick Volume of Early Scottish Lampoons,Bound by Grieve, One of Just Three on Vellum. 210 x 130 mm (8 1/4 x 5 1/8"). xxviii, 438 pp. ONE OF THREE COPIES ON VELLUM (there were a limited, but unspecified, number of copies also printed on paper). HANDSOME CONTEMPORARY CRIMSON MOROCCO, ATTRACTIVELY GILT, BY ANDREW GRIEVE (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers gilt with multiple plain and decorative rules enclosing a delicate dentelle frame, a large and intricate fleuron at the center of each cover, spine gilt in double-ruled compartments with complex fleuron centerpiece and scrolling floral cornerpieces, turn-ins decorated with plain and decorative gilt rules, patterned burgundy and gold silk endleaves, top edge gilt. In a (slightly worn) matching morocco-lipped slipcase. With woodcut title page illustration, numerous decorative tailpieces, and occasional woodcut vignettes in the text. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of H. D. Colvill-Scott; front free endleaf with armorial bookplate of Clarence S. Bemens. Tiny dark spot on spine, corners with just a hint of rubbing, a couple of leaves with slightly rumpled fore edge, but still A FINE COPY, the text clean, smooth, and bright, and the binding unusually lustrous and with virtually no wear. This is an attractively printed and beautifully bound copy of pasquils collected by Scottish antiquary James Mainment (1793-1879). The pasquil, or pasquinade, is an anonymous lampoon of a person or institution, and those here are directed at various pillars of Scottish society, including the clergy, politicians, and the nobility. Bound by Scottish craftsman Andrew Grieve--the teacher of Charles McLeish, who worked 16 years for the exacting Cobden-Sanderson as finisher at the Doves Bindery--our luxurious copy is the only one recorded by ABPC since at least 1975. A pencilled note on the fron flyleaf indicates this was one of just three copies printed on vellum. It was in the library of noted collectors Harry and Virginia Walton (their sale at Bloomsbury, 14 May 2009).

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        Biblia Sacra vulgate editionis Sixti V Pontificis Maximi Jussu Recognita et Clementis VIII

      Parisiis : apud Garnier Fratres, Bibliopolas, [1868], 1868. New Edition. Physical desc. : xxviii, 1376 p. ; 19 cm. Notes: Imprimatur Parisiis, ... 1868. Jerome&#39;s prefaces: p. V-xxvii. Subject: Bible Latin. - Vulgate. Language: Latin. Very good copy in the original gilt-blocked green half-leather over marble boards. Raised bands with contrasting black cross bands. All-Edges-Red. Panel edges somewhat dulled and dust-toned as with age. Minor, generalized wear to the bands and panel edges. Remains uncommonly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.

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        Boating Life at Oxford. With Notes on Oxford Training and Rowing at the Universities [bound with 5 others]

      London: James Hogg and Son. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1868. First Edition. Hardcover. Page margins trimmed by binder. In one title, "St. Clair of the Isles", they have been trimmed too closely with loss of the end letters on several leaves. Shallow 1/2" by 1/8" chip to leather at head of spine. 3/8" split to leather at head of front joint. Some chips to marbled paper at fore edges of boards. ; An uncommon early rowing title, bound together with one other rowing title and with four other miscellaneous titles. [vi], 118 pages. Anonymous authors. "The papers here gathered together are by three different Writers, in the following proportion: 1. Boating Life at Oxford. 2. Water-Derbies. 3. Rowing at the Universities. // The first and second were originally contributed to &#39;London Society&#39;, whilst the closing Notes appeared in the &#39;Pall-Mall Gazette&#39;. // These Notes are here added to &#39;Water-Derbies&#39; in order to show what is necessary, in the opinion of competent observers from both Universities, to enable Cambridge to regain her ancient position on the water, and so reverse the results of recent years." - from the advertisement leaf. Bound with one other rowing title "The Log of the Water Lily (Thames Gig), during two cruises, in the summers of 1851-2, on the Rhine, Neckar, Main, Moselle, Danube, and other streams of Germany" by Robert Blachford Mansfield. London: Nathaniel Cooke, 1854. Second Edition, revised and enlarged. iv, 124 pages + illustrated title + frontis. Several full page engraved illustrations by Alfred Thompson within the pagination. Bound with cheap reprints of four other titles: 1. "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" by Thomas de Quincey. London: George Routledge and Sons, no date. 2. "The Essays of Elia. First Series" by Charles Lamb. London: George Routledge and Sons, no date. 3. "St. Clair of the Isles; or, The Outlaws of Barra. A Scottish Tradition" by Elizabeth Helme. London: Frederick Warne and Co., 1867. 4. "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" by Laurence Sterne. London: George Routledge and Sons, no date. Six works bound in one volume. 19th Century half-leather and marbled boards. Page dimensions: 176 x 118mm. Page edges speckled. The title page to "Tristram Shandy" has the owner&#39;s signature "R B Willis 1868".; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

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