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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’accordent pas sur cette dernière. Oberlé estime qu’il s’agit d’un des deux tirages de l’originale, sans accorder de priorité à l’un ou à l’autre; Dutel la décrit comme étant la seconde et il date sa sortie en librairie du début de l’année 1868; quant à Galantaris, il s’agit pour lui de l’originale du second état, alors que pour Montel elle est une contrefaçon. L’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'est, au fond un exercice d'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'époque" (Pia, Dictionnaire). // Un exemplaire similaire a été vendu chez Christie's - Paris (Vente # 5021 - Lot 158; 29 novembre 2002) pour la somme de 5288 euros. Photos disponibles sur demande. English description available upon request.

      [Bookseller: Louis Caron]
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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’s imprint]; [6], 319, [1, printer’s imprint]; [6], [7]-316, [1, advertisement for Mrs. Henry Wood’s Magazine “The Argosy”], [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’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’s list of “Comparative Scarcities,” 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'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's novels in that it is written throughout in the first person. Its features include a young orphan, a gloomy mansion, deaths…violent and natural, and a missing will, mistaken identities and family loyalties.Mrs. Henry Wood'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…from where she began contributing immensely popular short stories to Bentley'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… Over thirty novels followed…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…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” (The Oxford Companion to English Literature). "She was…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'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—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.

      [Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc.]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg bv]
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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'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.

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        La Morte d'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's brown cloth blocked in black and gilt. Light wear to spine tip, tiny abrasion on spine just at the 't' of 'Arthur', else a fine copy. Malory's Morte d'Arthur was first printed by Caxton in 1485, and was followed by five editions during the 16th and 17th centuries, but not thereafter until 1816. Conybeare's edition of "Mallory" (sic) is the first of the abridgments of the Morte d'Arthur and scarce in its own right. Gaines B1.

      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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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.

      [Bookseller: Wenner Antiquariat]
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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'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 'Tuapeka Basin', 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'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' 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'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'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.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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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'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'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 'London Society', whilst the closing Notes appeared in the 'Pall-Mall Gazette'. // These Notes are here added to 'Water-Derbies' 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's signature "R B Willis 1868".; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

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        The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Illustrated with 5 woodcuts and engravings and 22 full-page curious Engravings

      London: William Tegg, 1868. 268 pp. + frontispiece and 21 of 22 hand-colored engraved plates. Hardcover, re-bound in full morocco with the frontispiece re-created with on-lays for the cover by Bayntun of Bath. Light shelf-wear, the corners lightly rubbed; the plates tightly trimmed in the re-binding, but with no loss. From the estate of Ester Elizabeth Reed, MD.. Hardcover. Near Fine.. Octavo 4.5" x 7.5".

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        The Illustrated London News. 1868 - (01 - 12). January to December. BOUND IN TWO VOLUMES

      London.: Illustrated London News.. 1868.. TWO BOUND VOLUMES. 1868 year of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 644+644pp, Index to Engravings for Vol. LII and Vol. LIII, 16 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities rubbed, leather spine has deteriorated with pieces missing, front hinges/joints split but still attached and rear boards detached on one volume. Interior tight and clean with occasional light foxing, paper loss to upper right corner of pp 457/458 and 459/460, soft creases to a few pages, a couple of loose pages. VOLUME LII FEATURES: The Abyssinian Expedition: detailed coverage that includes numerous full page wood engravings of the stunning scenery of that country (see partial listing below), two tipped in double page views: two images, upper and lower page 324-325 Hobart Town, The Capital of Tasmania and Regatta at Hobart Town and page 532-533 Leeds from Holbeck Junction and Leeds, Looking Up Park Row; includes: DOUBLE PAGE ENGRAVINGS (tipped in): H.M.S. Galatrea...In A Cyclone on the Indian Ocean 8 and 9, H.M.S. Galatea Arriving in Sydney Harbour: two images, upper and lower page 348-349, The Governor-General's Durbar at Lucknow: Procession of Elephants Passing the Great Imambara 228-229, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Battle at Arogee...on Good Friday 356-357, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Storming of Magdala on Easter Monday 568-569; FULL PAGE ENGRAVINGS: The Abyssinian Expedition: at the Mouth of the Pass Leading to Senafe 20, Embarking Elephants at Bombay for the Abyssinian Expedition 44, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Middle Sooroo Defile in the Senafe Pass 129, The Abyssinian Expedition: View of the Plateau at Senafe, The Abyssinian Expedition: General Sir Robert Napier's Camp at Adigerat 273, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Water Tanks at Zulla 276, South Sea Whaling 300, The Abyssinian Expedition: Waterfall on the Mai Muna, Near Senafe (front page) 318, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Mayen Wells, Half Way to Senafe 321, The Abyssinian Expedition: Goon-Goona in the Valley of the Mai Muna 345, The Abyssinian Expedition: View of Antala 373, Map Abyssinia, Showing the Route of the British Forces 384, The Abyssinian Expedition: Watering Place for Transport Animals 456, The Abyssinian Expedition: Priests...Singing the Song of Moses 553, Winter Sports in Canada: Moose Hunting (two images) 28, A Sketch in Leicester Square 29, Sketches in Japan: The Theatre at Osaka 36, The Central Pacific Railway (two images: California views) 37, The Trinity Buoy Warf 52, The Trinity Buoy Store 53, Leopards and Tigers 136, New Works on the Metropolitan Railway (two images) 141, Works of the Midland Railway Terminus, Euston Road 160, The Dubar at Lucknow: Presentation of Gifts 232, Mr. Disraeli Addressing the House of Commons for the First Time as Prime Minister 245 (front page), Mr. and Mrs. Disraeli's Assembly at the New Foreign Office, The Inland Sea of Japan (five images) 249, The London Fire Brigade at Practice on the Thames Embankment 261, Group of Yearlings 624; ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES INCLUDE: The Fenian Conspiracy; The Temple of Ongou Wat, Cambodia; Sketches from Japan: Wrestling at Osaka; Prince Alfred in Australia; Opening of the Inland Sea Ports of Japan. VOLUME LIII FEATURES: The Abyssinian Expedition: extensive coverage of the Expedition including numerous full page engravings. (See a listing of some of the Abyssinian Expedition images below), The Revolution in Spain (multiple full page views); includes: DOUBLE PAGE ENGRAVING (tipped in): The Grand Staircase at the New Foreign Office 100-101, Norwich View of the City from Mousehold Health 172-173; FULL PAGE ENGRAVINGS: The Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace 9, Lancaster from the Moor 73, Prize Horses 96, Prize Cattle 97, Opening of the Thames North Embankment to Foot Passengers (front page) 117, Progress of the Construction of the New Blackfriars Bridge 121, A Chinese Wedding in Shanghai 121, Alaska Territory: Late Russian America two pages, each with two images (including view of Sitka) 136, 137, Leaves from a Sketch Book five views of Norwich 169, Sketches in British Columbia 232, 233, Panama Fort 292, Break-Up of the Yukon River 296 (two images), Hon. Anson Burlingame, Ambassador of the Chinese Empire, with the members of His Legation 325, Metropolitan Railway: Interior of the Kensington Station 337, The Horses Morning Bath at Calcutta 360, The Campaign on the Punjab Frontier 385, The War on the Punjab Frontier 441, The Reading Room at the Imperial Library, Paris 409, Australian Birds and Animals 426, San Francisco, California, from the Bay (3/4 page: 8 x 15 inches), Bloem Fontein, Orange Free State, South Africa 473, Temple of Phra Kien, Mankok, Siam 489, Bhopal, Central India (3/4 page) 561, Prize Poultry 576, Prize Cattle and Prize Sheep (two images, each with sheep and cattle) 584-585, Fairy Gifts 600, Preparing for the Pantomime at the Lyceum Theatre, The Abyssinian Expedition: Return of the Army from Magdala 5, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Naval Rocket Brigade Firing Rockets at Senafe 33, The Abyssinian Expedition: Costume of a Native Chief 49, The Abyssinian Expedition: A Dinner in the Native Style 53, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Elephant Train 104, The Abyssinian Expedition: Ruins of the Ancient City of Adulis 224; ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES ON: The Earthquake in Peru; New Zealand; Drury Lane Theatre: Scene from The King O' Scots; The Entrance Gate of Yokohama, Japan; Sketches from Alaska (Indian Dance and Indian House Interior). .

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        206 ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

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

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        Idylls of the King. Illustrated By Gustave Dore. Large Paper Edition

      London: Edward Moxon. 1868. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. H Hard Cover. Fair. Large paper edition, 1868, measuring 16.75" X 12". Worn but attractive copy containing Tennyson's four romantic poems of the Arthurian legend: Enid, Elaine, Vivien, Guinevere. Illustrated with 37 dramatic engraved plates by Dore. Emerald green cloth over beveled boards lettered and extensively decorated in gilt and black, all edges gilt, various pagination, about two inches thick. Covers rubbed but with gilt clear, silver gilt from sword motif on spine has pretty much rubbed away, some fraying to spine edges, hinges internally cracked but secure. Rear cover has gotten damp at one point with some waviness to the final dozen or so text pages, visible dampstains to final plate, dampstains to the far top margin of three plates before the last one. One plate worn and darkened around the far outer edges. Pages and plates otherwise clean, with some foxing to the plain tissue protectors, and just some very light foxing to just a few plates, mainly confined to margins, no names or other markings.

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        Monograhie du Palais du Commerce eleve a Lyon

      A. Morel Paris: A. Morel. 1868. First. 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. .

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        L'Aéronaute. Bulletin mensuel illustré de la navigation aérienne: Tête de collection : du N°1 d'Avril 1868 au N°12 de la 8ème année, soient 117 fascicules.

      Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute 1868 - - Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute, Paris _Avril 1868 - Décembre 1875, 15,5x23,5cm, 117 fascicules reliés en 4 volumes. - Rarissime tête de collection en édition originale de cette revue. Reliures en demi chagrin marine, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés et de doubles filets à froid, petites traces de frottements sans gravité sur certains dos, plats de papier marbré, quelques petites traces d'éraflures sur certaines tranches, gardes et contreplats de papier à la cuve, premiers plats de chaque fascicule conservés ainsi que la plupart des deuxièmes plats, reliures de l'époque. Nombreuses illustrations. Quelques petites rousseurs sans aucune gravité. Première publication aéronautique, après la tentative avortée d'un premier Aéronaute en 1864 par Nadar : "l'enfant que je n'ai pu faire grandir est dès à présent à vous, Monsieur, et c'est moi qui vous remercie de l'adoption." Contibutions de Nadar, Hureau de Villeneuve, le Duc d'Argyl, Charles Delcourt, joseph Pline, Gustave de la Landelle, Charles De Louvrié, Crocé-Spinelli, Albert Bertaux, arwed Salives, E-J Marey, Maurice du BoisRouvray, Alexandre Pillet, Yves Guillot, Felix Caron, James et Charles Chavoutier. W. de Fonvielle, Louis Tridon, Alphonse Pénaud, J. Janssen, Mondot de la Gorce, Pierre Thomas, Paul Bert, Dupuy de Lôme, aurel saco, Marcel devic, Renoir, Dr Petard, Gaston Tissandier. Devenue d'une insigne rareté, cette revue constittue un important témoignage de l'aventure aéronautique et de la concurence entre le plus léger et le plus lourd que l'air. Ensemble d'une insigne rareté. Nous proposons à la vente ou l'ensemble en entier qui concerne les huit premières années (2500 euros), ou année par année (Avril 1868 - Décembre 1869 : 750 euros ; Janvier 1870 - Décembre 1871 : 700 euros ; Janvier 1872 - Décembre 1873 : 700 euros ; Janvier 1874 - Décembre 1875 : 700 euros ). . La Librairie Le Feu Follet offre aux clients AbeBooks 10% de réduction ainsi que les frais de port vers la France métropolitaine sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2875 EUR. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Mimi Perelli Paradisi e Federico Balestra hanno ricambiato in Fiume italiana l?anello nuziale. XXVIII agosto MCMXX.

      Partecipazione per nozze ideata dall?artista: un foglio di pergamena quadrato (15 cm ca.) con bella incisione e dettagli impressi in oro al recto (puro stile Secessione), per l?amico Balestra che fu da tramite tra Wildt e D?Annunzio. Cfr. Disegni di Adolfo Wildt 1868-1931 (cat. della mostra alla Galleria dei Bibliofili), p. 16; Cirulli, Lo stile italiano, p. 96 (riproduce un oggetto coevo molto simile per concezione e stile). Raro cimelio fiumano e wildtiano, ben conservato.

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        THE PEAKS AND VALLEYS OF THE ALPS.

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

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        Ouvrage publié par ordre de S. M. L'Empéreur...: DOLLFUS, A. & DE MONT-SERRAT, E. Voyage Géologique dans les Républiques de Guatemala et de Salvador.

      Paris, Imprimerie Impériale, 1868. Folio (367 x 275mm) pp. (4), ix, (1), 539, with 18 (3 folded and coloured) plates. Publisher's printed wrappers. The complete geological section of this famous expedition to Mexico and Central America. The complete publication report contains 13 volumes and was never finished. Publication started in 1868 and the last part was published in 1909. "... Napoleon III had set up a puppet government [in Mexico] under Archduke Maximilian of Austria, but with the latter's overthrow and execution Bocourt had to collect in Guatemala and adjacent countries" (Adler II p. 44). "Alexander von Humboldt was the first to explore the Mexican volcanoes... The volcanoes of Guatemala and San Salvador were described in 1868 by M. Dollfus-Montserrat..."(Zittel p.274-5). The plates contain amongst others 1 large folded coloured geological map, 2 smaller ones and plates 8-18 concern volcanoes. A very scarce and beautifully produced work printed by the Imperial printing-office. B.M. (Nat. Hist. II) 604-605.

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        Album de cartes de visites fin XIXe siècle : Cartes du Nonce Apostolique M. Lapoèze, des évêques de Nantes, d'Orléans et de Poitiers, d'Ange du Beaudiez, Ate de Couessin, Ernest de Nerveaux, Comte de Falaiseau, Desmiers de Chenon, Baron de Troussures, P. Fretier de la Messelière, Arthur de Veaux, tous zouaves pontificaux, de M. et Mme de France, de E. de Maistre et de F. de France, Capitaines d'Etat Major au service du Saint Siège, de P. d'Anselme de Puisaye, De François de Maistre, de Frank Russell de Killough, officier au service du Saint Siège, de la duchesse de Fitz-James, de la duchesse Salviati, du baron de Charette (et de Ferdinand, L. et de la baronne de Charette), du Prince d'Ascoli, de la duchesse de Laval Montmorency, de la vicomtesse de Curzay née Carayon Latour, du Comte de La Rochejaquelein, du duc de Blacas, du comte François des Cars, du duc et de la duchesse de Vallombrosa, du comte Albert de Resseguier, du prince et de la princesse de Podenas, du comte et de la comtesse de Caraman, de la Comtesse Tascher de Lapagerie, du Vicomte de Marolles, du baronnet Hyde de Neuville, de la marquise de Dreux-Brézé, d'Emmanuel de Sabran-Pontevès, de la duchesse de Chevreuse, de Mme de La Moricière, du Comte Henry de la Ferronnays, du Prince de Viano, du Général Comte de Gramont, de la comtesse de Modène, de Charles de Mac Mahon, du Général de division Vicomte de Bernis etc. etc.

      Album in-folio relié demi-chagrin à coins rouge recueillant environ 200 cartes de visites contrecollées sur feuillets épais bleus (vers 1870): on retrouve notamment les noms suivants : Cartes du Nonce Apostolique M. Lapoèze, des évêques de Nantes, d'Orléans et de Poitiers, d'Ange du Beaudiez, Ate de Couessin, Ernest de Nerveaux, Comte de Falaiseau, Desmiers de Chenon, Baron de Troussures, P. Fretier de la Messelière, Arthur de Veaux, tous zouaves pontificaux, de M. et Mme de France, de E. de Maistre et de F. de France, Capitaine d'Etat Major au service du Saint Siège, de P. d'Anselme de Puisaye, De François de Maistre, de Frank Russell de Killough, officier au service du Saint Siège, de la duchesse de Fitz-James, de la duchesse Salviati, du baron de Charette (et de Ferdinand, L. et de la baronne de Charette), du Prince d'Ascoli, de la duchesse de Laval Montmorency, de la vicomtesse de Curzay née Carayon Latour, du Comte de La Rochejaquelein, du duc de Blacas, du comte François des Cars, du duc et de la duchesse de Vallombrosa, du comte Albert de Resseguier, du prince et de la princesse de Podenas, du comte et de la comtesse de Caraman, de la Comtesse Tascher de Lapagerie, du Vicomte de Marolles, du baronnet Hyde de Neuville, de la marquise de Dreux-Brézé, d'Emmanuel de Sabran-Pontevès, de la duchesse de Chevreuse, de Mme de La Moricière, du Comte Henry de la Ferronnays, du Prince de Viano, du Général Comte de Gramont, de la comtesse de Modène, de Charles de Mac Mahon, du Général de division Vicomte de Bernis etc. etc. Intéressant témoignage sur la noblesse catholique française soutenant l'action des zouaves pontificaux de 1867 à 1870 (qq. frott. et mouill. sur reliure). Français

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        Introduzione al calcolo sublime lezioni dell'anno 1868-1968, parte geometrica in due tomi, con aggiunto al secondo del ristetto di geometria analitica secondo il metodo diretto o cartesiano. lezioni legatue in due volumi completamente manoscritte e con dis. n.t. che è su una soloa colonna per pagina.

      Volumi due in-4° di pp. 588-348-108. Legature in mezza pergamena con angoli e tassello ai dorsi. Ben conservati.

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        Los herejes de Italia. Traducida por D. Manuel González Llana.

      [Rojas], Madrid. 1868 2 v. (408 p., 31 c. di tav.; [2], da p. 409 a p. 800, 19 c. di tav.), 34 cm, m.p. con titoli e fregi oro. Famosa opera, molto rara da reperirsi in Italia, con pregevoli illustrazioni litografiche. Una parte sono dedicate ad eretici famosi di tutti i tempi (infatti l?opera è la tradizione spagnola del lavoro di Cantù sugli eretici italiani) ed una parte sono vedute di città italiane tra le quali Trento (due diverse), Venezia, Napoli, Roma, Palermo). Completa di tutte le 50 tavole come da ?Plantilla para la colocacion de las laminas?. Legatura coeva in mezza pelle con dorso a quattro nervi e titoli oro.

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        Flore illustrée de Nice et des Alpes-Maritimes.

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

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

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

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        Les Oiseaux de l'Europe.

      Bruxelles, Leipzig, Gand, C. Muquardt, 1868-1872. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo (18 x 27cm.). With 1 photo-frontispiece of C.F. Dubois and 321 handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary red morocco, spines with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering. A scarce ornithological publication issued in a small edition. It supplements the elder Dubois's 'Oiseaux de la Belgique' by providing figures and descriptions of European birds not found in Belgium. C.F. Dubois died in 1867 leaving his son Alphonse Dubois, the junior author, to complete the work. The present copy has 2 more plates than called for by the bibliographies and is in accordance with the Ellis copy. The excellent plates which are beautifully handcoloured are after drawings by father and son Dubois. 279 depict birds, the others eggs. The birds are figured in front of lovely landscapes or verdure. Apart from some very slight foxing an attractive copy of this scarce work. Nissen IVB, 276; Fine Bird Books 73.

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        Les Topazes. Légendes, Contes et Poésies. [ Contient : ] Conte de Fées (Jacob) - Mon Village (Eugène Muller) - La Fleur du Sang, Chant de la Sorcière (Jacob) - Madame Andersen (Henry Berthoud) - Les Légendes du Château d'Olipherne (Baron Taylor) - Les Petits Antiquaires (Jacob) - Comme il vous plaira (Hippolyte Lucas) - La Forêt de Milis (Emmanuel Domenech) - Damoclès, cantate (Jacob) - Le Barbier de Goettingue, conte fantastique (Gérard) - Henri IV chez Zamet (Jacob) - Journal de la Comtesse (Marquise de Blocqueville) - Le Pilori (Philarète Chasles) - Le Follet et l'Echo (Jacob) - Vivre aux champs (Jules Janin) - Le Muletier de Sanguessa (Cénac Moncaut) - Un tableau de Rembrandt (Bürger) - Jeux et Festins (Emile Deschamps) - L'Anniversaire (Lacroix) - Le Château d'Usson (Jacob) - Pompéia (Maurice du Seigneur) ; La Providence des pauvres gens (Tullie Blum) - La Folle par amour (Jules Janin) - Une Naissance malheureuse (Comte Apraxine)

      Librairie Vve Jules Renouard 1868 1 vol. in-folio cartonnage éditeur pleine percaline doré, dos et plats (belle plaque au plat sup.), richement ornés, toutes tranches dorées, Librairie Vve Jules Renouard, Editeur, Paris, s.d. (circa 1850), 87 pp. avec 24 belles gravures hors-texte sous serpente Bon exemplaire (coiffe sup. très lég. frottée) Français

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        CHARLOTTE'S INHERITANCE. A Novel by the author of Lady Audley's Secret, Aurora Floyd, etc. etc. etc.

      iv, 414, 4 ad's pages. Frontispiece and pictorial half-title. Original blue cloth gilt.Octavo. First edition. Top outer corner of the front boards bumped; some light marking on boards; else an excellent copy.

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        Die Anatomie der Menschlichen Gehirn-Nerven fur Studirende und Artze

      Munich Literarische-Artistische Anstalt 1868. G- in good minus condition without dust jacket. Spine partially missing and binding loose. Contents good and clean, with some yellowing to page edges only and only minor foxing. Ex-library, from Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, with minimal markings First Edition Paper-covered boards with cloth strip to spine 63pp :: With 14 tables containing 46 steel-engraved figures by A Meermann and H Bruch :: 270mm x 190mm (11" x 7") :: Text in German

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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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        Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands from 1848 to 1861. Signed and Inscribed by Queen Victoria

      London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1868.. Illustrated edition. Red/gilt embossed illustrated hardback cloth cover with bevelled edges. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket. Some light edge wear. Aeg. xvii, 198pp :: 2 chromolithographed plates and vignettes :: 320mm x 250mm (13" x 10") :: Presentation copy signed and inscribed on half title page 'To Doris Vivien from her affectionate Victoria R.I. Balmoral Sept.11.1900'

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        Document Signed

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

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        The Philippine Islands, Moluccas, Siam, Cambodia, Japan, and China, at the Close of the Sixteenth Century. By Antonio De Morga. Translated from the Spanish, with Notes and a Preface, and a Letter from Luis Vaez de Torres

      London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1868.. xxiv, 431 pp. 8vo. Cloth. First edition. Illus. with 1 b/w engraving and 1 folding drawing. Hakluyt Society, First series: No. 39. Sabin 50632. Cordier: Bibliotheca Japonica 266. Cox II: 309. Ferguson 12806. Robertson p. 86. Tavera, Biblioteca Filipina, p.28. Translation of Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas. Includes reproduction of title page of original Spanish edition (Mexici ad Indos, 1609). The appendix includes a brief continuation of the history of the Philippines to 1868, particularly with regard to government and commerce. Spine sunned, ends a bit worn, small institutional bookplate to front pastedown, owner's nautical bookplate opposite, toning and soiling to endpapers and a few preliminary leaves, but still about very good.

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        Journal of the Proceedings of the Constitutional Conventionof the People of Georgia, Held in the City of Atlanta in the Months of December 1867, and January, February, and March , 1868

      Augusta: E.H. Pughe, 1868. Hardcover. Very Good. [1-5]6-636pp. A very good copy bound in recent brown buckram with new marbled endpapers.Scattered foxing throughout, otherwise an internally clean copy.

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        Los Caprichos. Madrid, Calcografia Real Academia. 1868

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

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        Beitrage zur plastischen Chirurgie. . . . Offprints

      Carl Reichenecker Prag: Carl Reichenecker, 1868. Simon, Gustav (1824-76). Mittheilungen aus der chirurgischen Klinik des Rostocker Krankenhauses w?end der Jahre 1861 - 1865. 2 parts in 1, 8vo. Part 1 is an offprint from Deutschen Klinik (1866-67); Part 2 is an offprint from Prager Vierteljahrschrift f. prakt. Heilkunde (1866-67). xiv, 200; xvii, [1], [3]-320pp. 6 plates, text illustrations. Prague: Carl Reichenecker, 1868. 226 x 153mm. Original cloth stamped in gilt and blind, rebacked preserving original spine, corners worn. Light browning, but very good. Library bookplate and withdrawal stamp, library stamps on title and versos of plates.First Edition. Garrison-Morton 5749: first report of a procedure capable of preserving the cupid's bow in repair of the lip, a critical procedure for the development of cheiloplasty. Simon was one of the foremost German surgeons of the nineteenth century. The above two-part work contains reports on surgical cases handled at the Rostock Hospital (where Simon was professor of surgery) over the five-year period between 1861 and 1865. The first part, titled "Summarische Berichte . . . Chirurgische Mittheilungen mit Beschreibung interessanterer Krankheitsf?e," contains, among other things, Simon's report of the cure, by incision and double puncture, of two large abdominal tumors caused by the parasite Echinococcus. The second part, devoted to plastic surgery, contains reports on plastic operations of the mouth, vagina and rectum, including the lip operation cited above, and an account of plastic operations on the vaginal wall between the rectum and genital canal. Patterson Index, p. 496. Hirsch.

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        Die Ausmessung der stromenden Blutvolumina. Offprint

      1868. Dogiel, Jan (1830-1905). Die Ausmessung der strumenden Blutvolumina. Offprint from Berichte der k. Sachs. Gesell. d. Wiss., math.-phys. Classe, Sitzung am 12 December 1867 (1868). [1], 200-275, [3]pp. Text illustrations. 222 x 145 mm. Original plain wrappers, small split in spine. Light toning, but a fine copy. First Edition. Garrison-Morton 779. The invention of the Stromuhr, a double vessel on a swivel for measuring blood volume flow. "An accurate method of measuring blood flow was not available until 1868, when Dogiel, working in Ludwig's laboratory, described the 'Stromuhr'" (Fishman & Richards, Circulation of the Blood: Men and Ideas, p. 679). Dogiel was a student of Carl Ludwig, professor of physiology at the University of Leipzig; "so far as the advancement of knowledge of the circulation is concerned, and particularly the action of the heart, Carl Ludwig and his school probably contributed a larger share than any other group" (ibid., p. 87).

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        Trial of Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, before the Senate of the United States, on Impeachment by the House of Representatives for High Crimes and Misdemeanors - [The Full Text Complete in 3 Volumes]

      Washington, Govt. Print. Off. , 1868. 1st Edition. Description: 3 v. 23 cm. Subjects: Impeachments--United States. Subjects: Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875--seventeenth president of the United States. 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 - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request.

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        London and Westminster:

      Richard Bentley, London, 1868. 2 vols in rebound in 4 vols. Extra illustrated including 18 original watercolour drawings and numerous engraved plates plus a tipped in letter signed by the author. 1st ed. Very finely bound in full decorated calf with coats of arms of London and Westminster on front boards. A magnificent set.

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        On a Method of Making a Direct Comparison of Electrostatic with Electromagnetic Force; with a Note on the Electromagnetic Theory of Light.

      PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. An important Maxwell paper on Electromagnetic Theory, First Edition, extracted from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London for the Year 1868, Volume 158, Part Ii. Pp. 643-657. (Received June 10, -Read June 18, 1868), large quarto, very good clean copy, half calf gilt in period style. "In 1865.. Maxwell's next step after completing the dynamical analogy was to develop a group of eight equations describing the electromagnetic field... Maxwell remarked that the equations might be condensed, but "to eliminate a quantity which expresses a useful idea would be rather a loss than a gain in this stage of the enquiry". He had, in fact, simplified the equations in his fifth major paper, the short but important "Note on the Electromagnetic Theory of Light", writing them in an integral form without the function A, based on four postulates from electrical experiments. (DSB vol. pp 211-212).

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        On Discontinuous Movements of Fluids

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

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        Odes. [Not Published]

      [London : Printed by Savill, Edwards & Co.... Chandos St., Covent Garden 1868] . First Edition Cr. 8vo, A-C8, [A1 is the pastedown to the front wrapper], original printed card wrapper slightly dust-soiled, bookplate of the Oblates of St. Charles, Bayswater on inside front wrapper and their rubber stamps on wrapper, title and 2 other pages, a very good copy. The preface is sign with the initial C.P. and dated from "Old Lands, Uckfield, April 17th, 1868]. This is the first appearance of what was to become Patmore's most important work and a great influence on a whole generation of later writers, notably Gerard Manley Hopkins. Only 250 copies were printed for distribution among his friends but as he came to revise and extend the collection he became dissatisfied with the originals and is reported to have gathered up and destroyed over 100 copies. Revised and expanded versions were republished in 1877, 1878, 1879, and 1886. The Oblates of St. Charles, Bayswater was a community founded and presided over by Cardinal Manning in 1857. Patmore became a convert to Catholicism in 1864 and presumably presented this copy to Cardinal Manning in 1868, but in any case before dissatisfaction set in.

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