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        A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations Which Rest Upon the Legislative Power of the States of the American Union

      First edition of Cooley's magnum opus, admired by Holmes and used by him in his undergraduate course on constitutional law at Harvard, described by his principal modern biographer as "the most fecund source of laissez faire constitutional principles". Modern sheep, crimson morocco label, gilt, some markings and an occasional notation, else a very good copy; with an eight page Little Brown catalogue. Little, Brown, and Company, Boston, 1868.

      [Bookseller:  Meyer Boswell Books, Inc.]
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        The history of the Jamaica case,

      Chapman & Hall, London, 1868. 4 + clxiv + 679pp. 1st ed. fine in original cloth. Inscribed on prelim, 'Presented by the wish of the late Edward John Eyre formerly Governor of Jamaica Dec 6th 1901.' A very scarce book on Jamaican legal history and the Morant Bay rebellion.

      [Bookseller: Pennymead Books]
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        LEAF PRINTS: or, Glimpses at Photography

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

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

      [Bookseller: Boston Book Company ]
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        A BOOK OF SCOTISH PASQUILS, 1568-1715

      William Paterson Edinburgh: William Paterson, 1868. ONE OF THREE COPIES ON VELLUM (there were a limited, but unspecified, number of copies also printed on paper). 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. 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).

      [Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Mediev]
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