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        THE VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION - Obra Completa (2 Tomos)

      John Murray, Albermale Street, Londres 1868 - 2 Tomos. 22 x 14 cm. Holandesa con los cortes decorados a juego con la portada. Tomo I - 411 pp. Tomo II - 786 pp. Ilustraciones y figuras b/n. Obra en excelente estado de conservación. Primera Edición. Inglés. . IMPORTANTE. Lea Nuestras Condiciones de V [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Kohlenhafen. Öl auf Holz. Signiert.

      Bildformat (Holztafel) 19,5 : 19,5 cm. Schwarzbrauner Holzrahmen mit breiten Leisten 26,5 : 26,5 cm . Dunkele Hafenszene mit Abendhimmel. Bild wohlerhalten. Rahmen mit Farbabplatzungen und in den Ecken etwas auseinander. - Hans Wacker-Elsen, geb. 1868 in Düsseldorf, wurde anfänglich durch A. Achenbach und Hubert Salentin in Düsseldorf gefördert, später stellte er u.a. in Berlin und München aus, ab 1941 bis zu seinem Tod 1958 war er in Ferch/ Schwielowsee in Brandenburg ansässig. Weitere Bilder auf Anfrage. -

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        The Grammar of Ornament.

      London: Bernard Quaritch,, 1868. Illustrated by Examples from Various Styles of Ornament. Folio (335 x 225 mm). Contemporary maroon half morocco, matching cloth sides, raised bands to spine, title gilt to second compartment, others with gilt centre-tool, marbled edges. Chromolithographic title page heightened in gilt, 112 similar plates numbered 1-100. Spine and rear board sunned, extremities skilfully refurbished, spotting to text-block, the plates bright and fresh. A very good copy. First Quaritch edition of one of the most influential pattern books ever published, also a notable work in the history of printing, demonstrating the full range of the chromolithographic process which Jones developed for his revolutionary work on the Alhambra (1842-5); Jones was much influenced by Islamic styles and the Grammar contains numerous examples of Moorish, Turkish, Persian and "Arab" (i.e. Egyptian) decoration. It is considered to be his "real monument" and his "most enduring and influential work, partly because it was adopted as a set text for the schools of design which had been established in the 1830s as part of a governmental move to raise the standard of design of manufactured goods. In the late 1840s and early 1850s they were subject to a large-scale reorganization which included the setting up of a Museum of Ornamental Manufactures, for both student and public use. Owen Jones was one of those appointed to select objects for the museum from the displays at the Great Exhibition. However, as a teaching aid the museum was seen to have two disadvantages: it would encourage students to copy the examples rather than to comprehend the principles of good design, and it was not accessible to students at the provincial schools. The Grammar of Ornament overcame both of these obstacles, and its precepts became the doctrine of the schools. It was reissued twice and continued in use in art schools well into the twentieth century" (ODNB). The Grammar of Ornament was first published in 1856.

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        Report on the mineral resources of the United States: States and Territories West of the Rocky mountains; United States East of the Rocky mountains

      Washington, Government printing office, 1868, in-8, 2 parties reliées en un volume de I. (4), 674pp. - II. (2), 71, (1)pp, percaline noire éditeur, dos lisse, La première édition de la première partie est parue en 1867, en 321pp. Cette édition, considérablement augmentée, comporte aussi l'édition originale de la deuxième partie, qui porte sur l'Est des montagnes Rocheuses. Ex-libris manuscrit sur une étiquette "mission de M. Simonin aux Etats-Unis, 1868-69". Louis-Laurent Simonin (1830-1886), ancien élève de l'École des mines de Saint-Étienne, était titulaire de la chaire de géologie de l'École spéciale d'architecture. Grand voyageur, il écrivit notamment plusieurs ouvrages sur les Etats-Unis: "La vie souterraine ou Les mines et les mineurs" (1867); "Le grand-ouest des Etats-Unis" (1869); "Le monde américain. Souvenirs de mes voyages aux Etats-Unis" (1876). Coiffes et 2 coins us.

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        Jahrbuch für Kinderheilkunde und physische Erziehung. Neue Folge. Band 1-32 und 34-35. Zus. 34 Jahrgänge.

      Leipzig, Teubner, 1868-1893. - Je Band ca. 500 Seiten. Einheitliche Pappbände mit Rückenschild um 1900, 2 Bände in Halbleinen nachgebunden (Einbände teils stärker berieben, ca. 8 Bände am Rücken beschädigt bzw. eingerissen, davon 2 Bände mit Fehlstelle am Rückenbezug). *Vollständige Reihe der ersten 32 Jahrgänge der "Neue Folge" des frühen und führenden Fachorgans zur Kinderheilkunde. Enthält zahlreiche bedeutende teils auch größere Fachbeiträge zur Kinderheilkunde, Säuglingspflege etc. sowie Berichte von Kinderspitälern und Anstalten und gibt einen hervorragenden Überblick über die Entwicklung der Pädiatrie in der zweiten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. - Einbände mit Gebrauchs- und Lagerspuren, Vorsätze und Titel mit altem Bibl.-Stempel. Innen sauber und ohne Gebrauchsspuren. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 15000 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Slave Trade.] Class B. - Correspondence with British ministers and agents in foreign countries, and with foreign ministers in England, relating to the Slave Trade. From January 1 to December 31, 1867. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty.

      London, Harrison and Sons, 1868. - Folio. VII, (1), 136 pp. Top edge gilt. Sewn, with remains of former spine. Rare British parliamentary papers concerning the slave trade on the eastern coast of Arabia, particularly, that conducted between Muscat and the Qasimi dominions of Ras Al-Khaimah and the Musandam Peninsula, but also mentioning the Bani Yas, Ajmani, and Amalgavine tribes (p. 125), and a visit to Khamis Bin Ahmad, ruler of Fujairah. - A letter from the Governor of Bombay in Council to Sir Stafford Northcote, Secretary of State for India, forwards "papers relative to the Slave Trade on the Muscat Coast" and further states that: "The suggestion contained in Colonel Pelly's letter of the 3rd ultimo [printed as one of the twenty inclosures with the Governor's letter], as to the necessity for employing cruizers at the mouth of the Gulf, between Jask and Mussendom, seems to us sound and practical, and we trust that means may be devised for carrying it into effect." Inclosure 1 to the Governor's letter, a letter from H. F. Disbrowe, the Political Agent, Muscat, to the Secretary to Government, Bombay "submit[s], for the information of Government, extracts from the diary of my journey, performed overland from Muscat, in the Indian Ocean, to Ras-el-Khymah, in the Persian Gulf", noting that "the journey was performed during the close of the spring and the opening of the summer of the year 1865, and the extracts refer to the Slave Trade as existing between Muscat and Mussendom." Inclosure 2 is headed: "Slave Trade. - Eastern Coast of Arabia. Extracts from Lieutenant-Colonel Disbrowe's Diary of his journey (overland) from Muscat, Capital of the Sultan of Muscat's Dominions, to Ras-el-Khymah, Capital of the Joasmee Chief's Dominions." The first of the five extracts reads, in part: - "Musnaah, March 16, 1865. I gained other information to-day. If my informants can be relied on, the curse of slavery still lies heavy upon the people of Batinah, and many hundred slaves are yearly brought from the Zanzibar districts, and landed at places on the coast between Muscat and Mussendom. I was told, but cannot believe, that some 500 in number reach every year in the neighbourhood of Musnaah ["about sixty miles by land north of Muscat" (footnote)] alone. [ ] On enquiry into the reason of this, I gathered that it was owing to the influence of the wild and uncivilized Bedouins. The Bedouins inhabiting the numberless villages that stretch along the Batinah plain in vicinity to the sea-shore, are more powerful than of yore. They have built for themselves fortlets. They own date plantations. They own vessels. They disregard the commands and authority of the Al-boo-Saeed. [ ] Slaves are landed not precisely at Musnaah, but secretly at places on the shore opposite Bedouin strongholds. Once landed, they are disposed of by private sale, regular brokers being the go-betweens to conduct the sale operations. The selling price may range from 10 dollars minimum to 40 dollars maximum, young slave girls fetching the highest." In the fourth extract from his diary, Disbrowe makes suggestions for the deployment of two Indian navy vessels: "one [.], sailing or steam, fully equipped for boat service, to be off Ras-el-Hudd, to be mostly at anchor, but occasionally to move a little north and south of her appointed anchorage" and "a second [.], a steamer of light draught, likewise well-equipped with boats, to be on the move between Ras-el-Hudd and the entrance to the Gulf, searching every vessel Treaty engagements permit her to search." He opines that such a "course, if strictly adopted [.], would, in a few years, go far to extinguish, probably extinguish, the Oman traffic, go far also to extinguish the Persian and Turkish traffic viâ the Gulf." In the fifth extract he records his meeting with "Khumees bin Ahmed, Lord of Fujeerah": "I did not like him. I found him repulsive and unpolished. There was, too, something mysterious about him. He seemed afraid to move beyond the limits of his domain. I could no

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        The Nine Christmas Numbers of All the Year Round.

      London: 26 Wellington Street, Strand, W.C. and Messrs. Chapman & Hall,, [1868]. Octavo. Original green sand-grain cloth, titles to spine and front cover gilt, covers blind stamped with three-line outer rules and single central frame, brown coated endpapers, edges red. Printed in double column. Bumps to spine ends, slight wear to extremities, dust toning to top edge, light foxing to prelims and endmatter; an excellent copy. First collected edition of the nine Christmas numbers of All the Year Round, published between 1859 and 1867. From the library of H. Rider Haggard with his hieroglyphic bookplate to the front pastedown and pencil ownership inscription on the head of the title page. Laid in is a photo of Haggard, seated, with his family. The collection comprises the following contributions by Dickens; "The Mortals in the House"; "The Ghost in Master B's Room"; "The Village"; "The Club Night"; "Picking up Soot and Cinders"; "Picking up Evening Shadows"; "Picking up Miss Kimmeens"; "Picking up the Tinker"; "His Leaving it till called for"; "His Boots"; "His Brown-Paper Parcel"; "His Wonderful End"; "How Mrs. Lirriper carried on the Business"; "How the Parlours added a few words"; "Mrs. Lirriper relates how she went on and went over"; "Mrs. Lirriper relates how Jemmy topped up"; "To be taken immediately"; "To be taken with a Grain of Salt"; "To be taken for Life"; "Barbox Brothers"; "Barbox Brothers and Co."; "Main Line"; and "No. 1 Branch Line, the Signalman". In addition, "The Money"; "The Restitution" and "No Thoroughfare" are co-written with Wilkie Collins. Collins as sole author contributed "The Ghost in the Cupboard Room" and "Picking up Waifs at Sea". Other contributors are Mrs. Gaskell ("The Ghost in the Garden Room" and "How the First Floor went to Crowley Castle") and G. A. Sala ("The Ghost in the Double Room").

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication

      London: John Murray,, 1868. In two volumes. With illustrations. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spines, blind panelling to sides, black coated endpapers. 43 wood-engravings in the text. Binder's ticket to rear pastedown of vol. I. Cloth a little bubbled, a couple of spots of foxing to endmatter; an excellent set in bright cloth. First edition, second issue, with the relevant issue points: one line erratum in volume I and the imprint on two lines. The second issue, consisting of of 1,250 copies, was published in February 1868 and the two issues have "considerable textual differences". Darwin refers to one of these in More Letters, "a story of the progeny of a hairless dog in support of the, erroneous, idea of telegony", on the footnote of p. 404 in the first volume of the second issue (Freeman). "The term 'survival of the fittest' (borrowed at Wallace's insistence from Herbert Spencer's 1866 Principles of Biology) first appeared in the Variation and in the fifth edition of the Origin of Species (1869)" (ODNB). "A large part of [Variation] contains detailed facts about artificial selection and discussion of them. but it also contains, in Chapter XXVII, his provisional hypothesis of pangenesis; one which he thought was new, but has a long back history. It is his longest work" (Freeman).

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        Histoire du Bouddha Sakya Mouni traduite du tibetain ; par Ph.Ed. Foucaux . ( 1868 ) 6 Planches

      Paris , Ernest Thorin, 1868. 438 pp 4°,, Halbleder ( Englische Ausgabe !! 1868 ) In Halbleder ( später) gebunden mit Rückentitel in Gold. Format ca. 28 x 23 cm . Im Buchrücken unten ein kleiner Papierklebrest , schwach lichtschattig, sonst gut. Schönes Exlibris im inneren Deckel. Sehr kleiner Besitzvermerk. Titeldeckblatt mit kleinem Eckausriss ( klein u.r. Ecke) Titeldeckblatt teils auf dem alten Vorsatzblatt angeklebt. Seiten teilweise altersfleckig oder stockfleckig ( im Umfang meistens nicht sehr ausgeprägt) Alle 6 Tafeln sind vorhanden - die Tafeln sind ebenfalls leicht stockfleckig. Gelegentlich sind Seiten geringfügig gerändert oder sehr geringfügig leicht randrissig, insg. von schöner Erhaltung. 158 Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        19th Century Herbarium Archive of French Count and Botanist H. F. Jaubert.

      Various places, c. 1823-1868. - Comprising 241 preserved botanical specimens, each with French ms. caption stating scientific name, origin, and acquisition details. Occasional ms. notes to verso. Each neatly mounted to a single cardstock leaf and contained in 42 blue folders measuring 17 x 11 inches approx. Indication of moisture or wear to some leaves, otherwise in very good condition, a lovely collection of specimens preserved with care. Together with field tools, including an ornate green collector's tin with working clasp, and a plant press made by P & L in Paris. Some paint loss to tin, otherwise both in very good, original working condition. Together with Jaubert's original photographic carte-de-visite c. 1860, and a ms. letter (in French), signed by him, 7 January 1830, with excellent botanical content, to an Italian botanist in Florence Eugène de Reboul (1781-1851), specifically mentioning his upcoming botanical travels to Italy. Double-leaf letter with integral address and red wax seal. Both in very good condition. The complete archive contained in a metal chest measuring 14 x 20 x 12 inches. An authentic herbarium of estimable proportion, a substantial field work compiled by a botanist two centuries past, neatly presents and preserves 241 specimens, including samples of eurya taken from China, Cuba, and New Caledonia in the South Pacific, some eriocaulon from Bahia in Brazil. All regions represented in the substantial collection are as follows: Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, New Caledonia, Java, China, Egypt, Abyssinia, Oran, Tunisia, Algeria, Zanzibar, France and Italy. Jaubert had created a substantial herbarium, and from that which he had collected, as well as a collection held by the National Museum of Natural History, together with Édouard Spach (1801-79), he published a five volume work titled "Illustrationes plantarum orientalium" (Paris 1842-57). Count Jaubert (1798-1874) was a French politician and botanist. Although passionate about natural history, he was made to study law. At the passing of his uncle, he inherited the title of Count, as well as an immense fortune which enabled him, among other things, to become director of the Paris-Orléans railway company, while finally concentrating on botany and politics. In 1821 Jaubert toured Auvergne and Provence, and also Austria and Italy, with botanist and geologist Victor Jacquemont to study the flora and geology of those regions. In the same year, together with celebrated German botanist Karl Sigismund Kunth who was the first to study and categorise plants from the American continents, and with four leading French botanists A. Brongniart, A. de Jussieu, J. B. A. Guillemin, and A. Richard, Jaubert founded the short-lived Natural History Society of Paris. The society financed an expedition to Asia of several naturalists, among them Pierre Martin Rémi Aucher-Éloy (1792-1838), a pharmacist and botanist who in 1830 relocated to Istanbul with aims of creating an Herbier d'Orient. Despite political responsibilities, in 1839 Jaubert made a journey to Asia Minor for botanical research, travelling with archaeologist F. M. C. Texier. Over the years Jaubert personally funded expeditions to the Orient made by several botanists. In the late 1840s Jaubert withdrew from political life, for a few years, devoting himself to botany and business. He was elected to the French Academy of Sciences in 1858, and was among the founders of the Botanical Society of France in 1854. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Correspondence collection of 23 ALS (14 by George Grote, 9 by Harriet Grote).

      London, East Burnham, Guildford, 1841-1868. - 67 pp., mostly small 8vo. English with occasional Greek interspersions. Professionally laid into a handsome 4to album, mid-20th-c. half morocco with double gilt cover fillets and giltstamped spine. Interesting collection of letters by one of Victorian London's most prominent married couples. George Grote, of German descent, was the leading classical historian of his age. His ten-volume "History of Greece" (1846-56, PMM 321) was translated into French and German, and established across Europe the shape of Greek history that still prevails in popular accounts of the ancient world. Grote was also a member of the Ricardo/Bentham/Mill circle, and a radical MP who helped found the University of London. His wife, Harriet Lewin, was a high-spirited, brilliant girl as well as a formidable early feminist, known as "the queen of the radicals" and "the cleverest woman in London". They married in 1820. Of her and her husband, Sydney Smith once remarked: "I like them both. I like him - he's so lady-like. And I like her - she's such a perfect gentleman." - Of the fourteen letters by George Grote, twelve are to the educational writer William E. Hickson (1803-70), editor of the "Westminster Review". They contain Grote's opinions on various political issues, and his reasons for not seeking re-election as an MP; they also refer to his ongoing research for his "History of Greece", to his letters from Switzerland published in 1847, and to other projects: "If I find in Plato + Aristotle any matters calculated to throw light on your question about the [lógos], I will make them known to you. But I doubt your supposition of the earlier existence of Neo-Platonism among Greeks. You speak of 'temples of Theos where Platonism prevailed, + where the divine Logos was worshipped under the name of [Chrestos] before our historical Christ' - If any such existed, I apprehend they must have been among Alexandrine Jews or Hellenised Jews elsewhere - not among Greeks [.] I possess a work in German of very considerable learning, which maintains the same views - Gförer's Philo Judaeus [.] The whole spirit of your book is instructive [.] It is neither pro-Christian, nor anti-Christian - which is the proper spirit for an historian [.]". There is an undated letter to the Review's subeditor, George Luxford, regarding the publication of a letter from Auguste Comte, and one dated 5 Oct. 1864 to the sculptress Susan Durant, who not only created the marble medallion of Grote that now hangs in University College, but also had been his lover. The affair had come to a head in September 1864; although he broke off the romantic attachment when Harriet threatened separation after 44 years of marriage, the Grotes obviously continued to meet Miss Durant socially and professionally: "I hope you have carried on the business of life, with your usual energy + good spirits, since I saw you last: it seems to me an age, and I am very glad to indulge the hope of seeing you again on Friday [.] we presume that [.] we can find you at your studio at two o'clock [.] Madame wishes very much to see the master's drawings for Wolsey Chapel". - Of the nine letters by Harriet Grote, six are also to Hickson: "Your requests count among those which it is next to impossible to refuse - you put, not a pistol, but a principle 'to my head' + bid me 'stand + deliver'! Well, you must have the siller - I send you a £5 note for your good purposes, but must add my settled conviction that the movement has passed away; that a period of collapse and inaction is destined to occupy the remainder of this decade, + that our sympathies with one another are all which remain [.] Literature affords a wholesome relief to minds wounded by the experience of political disappointment [.]" (10 July 1843, with mention of her father's passing at age 90). Hickson may well have found her correspondence more fun to read than that of George: "her lively, opinionated, gossipy, humorous letters, which apparently resembled her conversatio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1868 : 1868 Wisden Original Wrappers Exceptional Condition

      1868. On offer here is an 1868 Wisden in it's original wrappers and in quite exceptional condition. The front and rear wrappers are flat and bright and unmarked. There is an ownership name to the top of the front wrapper. The spine is complete with the year ""1868"" written in ink to the spine. The book is entirely original and without any restoration at all. The contents of the book are in fine, clean condition. This copy together with the 1864 that I have listed are probably the finest editions of the first 15 years that I have been able to offer for sale.

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        NEW MEXICO: HER RESOURCES; HER NECESSITIES FOR RAILROAD COMMUNICATION WITH THE ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC STATES; HER GREAT FUTURE

      Washington: McGill & Witherow, [1868]., 1868. First edition. First edition. 8vo. Printed wrappers, 47 pp. Charles P. Clever (1830-1874) was born in Cologne, Prussia and immigrated to the U. S. in 1848 and settled in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1850. He was appointed U. S. marshal for New Mexico in 1857. He was one of the owners of the Santa Fe Weekly Gazette in the late 1850's. He served as adjutant on the staff of General Canby at the Battle of Valverde, and was adjutant general of New Mexico 1861-1865 and 1867-1868, and served as attorney general 1862-1867. He was the Democratic Delegate-elect to the Fortieth Congress and served from September 2, 1867 to February 20, 1869, when he was succeeded by J. Francisco Chaves. In this scarce pamphlet he describes the mineral resources and agricultural potential of New Mexico in detail and proposes the building of a western railroad from Memphis, through New Mexico, to San Diego, California. Some material on the potential for livestock. Much on mining. One of the earliest New Mexico promotional pamphlets. Light chipping to the spine, small chip at bottom of front cover, else a very good copy of a scarce and seldom available item.

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        Group of Aboriginal women and breastfeeding infant, Brisbane, circa 1868

      Albumen print photograph, carte de visite format, 90 x 56 mm, mount 103 x 67 mm; recto with red printed border, lower margin with imprint of Courret Hermanos, 36 Calle de la Constitucion, Callao in red,and a contemporary inscription in ink Indians - Eastern Peruand a faint pencilled inscription in the same hand Indios de Peru; versowith monogram of Courret Hermanos and slightly later pencilled inscription Poor Indians of eastern Peru; the albumen print has lost some contrast and has a couple of tiny ink spots and a small scratch at bottom centre, not affecting the main portion of the image; otherwise it is in good condition; the verso of the mount has some marks caused by removal from an album page, but is otherwise clean. This important studio photograph was taken in Brisbane, Queensland, around 1868. It shows a group of four Aboriginal women, one of them breastfeeding her child. Although their modesty is partly preserved by the rudimentary garments of trade cloth around their waists, the salacious photographer has forced the women to pose topless, no doubt in the belief that this will potentially increase the sales of his commercial carte de visite image. The inscriptions on the mount are, of course, erroneous: the incorrect identification of indigenous peoples on photographs was a common occurence in the nineteenth century. The real significance of this carte de visite lies in the fact that it is one of very few known photographic images of indigenous Australians published outside Australia prior to 1885, when R.A. Cunningham's troupe of Aborigines was photographed in various studios in Germany and England. The Aboriginal cricketers from Victoria's Western District toured England in 1868, and photographs of these men were taken and sold by English photographic studios. However, the only extant example of these images that we can locate in Australian public collections is a carte de visite photograph taken of the cricketers at Exeter, held in the National Library of Australia (PIC Box A52 #P208; exhibited: "How's That", National Library of Australia, 2 February 2007 - 17 June 2007). The other early photograph of indigenous Australians published outside Australia held in an Australian collection happens to be another carte de visite of the Peruvian photographic firm Courret Hermanos, published in Lima around 1868 or 1869. It is held in the National Library of Australia (Bib. ID3510476). Fortuitously, it bears a collector's name and a date - Dr. Ridgway, 1869; like the present carte de visite, it also bears an erroneous contemporary inscription:Valparaiso, Chile / Native of Valparaiso. Furthermore, it was also taken in a Brisbane studio - probably that of Daniel Marquis - and shows a group of Australian Aboriginal men, women and children. There can be little doubt that both the present carte de visite and the Courret Hermanos carte de visite in the National Library of Australia were unauthorised copies, pirated from a group of original cartes de visite which would have been brought across the Pacific to Callao by a traveller who had acquired the photographs in Brisbane around 1868. The firm of Courret Hermanos had a particular interest in cartes de visite of indigenous types; although it specialised in South American subjects, it is also known to have sold photographic portraits of Tahitians and Marquesan Islanders. However, it seems highly unlikely that there was any formal commercial agreement between one or more Brisbane photographic studios and the Peruvian firm. The studio backdrop in the present carte de visite suggests that the photograph may have been taken by Samuel Duesbury, active in Brisbane between 1868 and 1885. In 1868 Duesbury's premises were in Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. We have included in this listing an image of an identified studio portrait by Samuel Duesbury, now in a private collection, which is of an Aboriginal couple (man standing holding an axe; woman seated cross-legged on the floor). This Duesbury portrait appears to show a backdrop and floorcovering identical to those in the present Courret Hermanos carte de visite.

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        [MARITIME] Joseph and Mary Ann Jewell, survivors of the shipwreck of the General Grant

      Circa 1868. Albumen print photogrph, carte de visite format, 102 x 61 mm, imprint recto and verso of C. Hewitt, Photographer, Australasian Studio, 95, Swanston Street. Melbourne, a strong albumen print with rich tonal range, small mark to left hand side, the mount very clean. The American merchant ship General Grant was wrecked on the Austral Islands south of New Zealand in May 1866, en route to London from Port Phillip. A small group of survivors remained castaway until November 1867, when they were rescued by a passing whaler. (By this time, the survivors were only ten in number, out of an original complement of eighty-three). In this portrait by Charles Hewitt of Melbourne, Mr and Mrs Jewell (née Hewitt, and very possibly a relative of the photographer) are wearing some of the seal skin clothing which the survivors made to help them survive the harsh conditions in the Austral Islands.

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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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        Le Mexique[.] Limites géographiques. Orographie. Hydrographie. L' agriculture, la flore, la faune et les mines. L' industrie et le commerce. Paris, H. Le Soudier, 1891. 8vo. With a lithographed folding map of Mexico (34.5 x 46 cm). Contemporary half red morocco, gold-tooled spine.

      Biblioteca botánica-mexicana, p. 292; Palau 279644; not in BNF; Sabin. First and only edition of a topographic work important for the industrial and commercial relationship between France and Mexico, by the journalist Gaston Routier (1868), based on official documents and the best Mexican statistics and geographical data. It contains a preface by Don Ignacio Manuel Altamirano, to whom the work is dedicated, and covers geography, orography, hydrography, agriculture, flora, fauna, mines, industry and commerce. The very elaborate section on agriculture includes the cultivation of corn, cacao, vanilla, coffee, fruit trees, pepper, rice, tobacco, sugar cane and cotton.Fine untrimmed, numbered copy, printed on Dutch paper ("exemplaire sur hollande nr. 9") with the author's presentation description to "Monsieur Jules Roche, Ministre du Commerce et de l' Industrie, trés respectueux hommage de profonde estime," dated Paris, July 1892.

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        Ein Riese vom Südpol! Der See-Elefant (Macrorhinus elephantinus) des Museum Umlauff Hamburg. Schilderung seiner Lebensweise und wissenschaftliche Beschreibung.Hamburg, Adolph Friedländer, ca. 1902. 8vo. With 6 halftone photographs of elephant seals, including 1 small close-up of the head that is repeated on the wrapper. Original publisher's printed paper wrapper.

      WorldCat (2 copies, including 1 lacking the printed wrapper); for Umlauff: Lange, Echt. Unecht. Lebensecht. Menschenbilder in Umlauf. Rare description of the elephant seal on occasion of showing and selling a mounted specimen at the Museum Umlauff. As stated in the work, the specimen would be sold for a high price since it was a very uncommon (in fact nearly extinct, although since then slightly recovered) species, which was, moreover, very difficult to mount.Johannes Umlauff was one of the largest dealers of the 19th century. His shop was established in Hamburg in 1868 and flourished for more than a century until it was closed in 1974. It had a showroom that acted as a museum open to public. Wrapper soiled, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Les derniers barbares. Chine - Tibet - Mongolie.Paris, Pierre Lafitte & Cie, 1911. With 4 folding maps and many halftone illustrations in text and on plates. Red half-morocco.

      Cordier, Sinica, col. 4031. First edition, in the original French, of a work on minorities in China. Henri d'Ollone (1868-1945) was a French commanding officer, who was send on several exploratory missions to the Far East and Africa. This book covers his visit to China in the years 1906-1909, where he studied non-Chinese people and other minorities. The people he met during his stay, included the 13th dalai lama. The illustrations show views, statues, architecture, and the different peoples with their costumes and ceremonies. In the same year D'Ollone also published a work on islamic-minorities in China.Very good copy.

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        The Butterflies of North America

      1868. EDWARDS, William H. The Butterflies of North America. Series 1, 2 and 3. 3 volumes. 4to. 152 hand-coloured lithographic plates by and after Mary Peart, Edward A. Ketterer and others, many coloured by Lydia and Leslie Bowen, printed by Bowen & Co., T. Sinclair and others. Contemporary half morocco. Philadelphia: American Entomological Society, 1868-1897. |~||~||~||~| A fine set of what is considered the first major study of North American butterflies. The work was financed by Edwards himself, who sold his collection of butterflies to raise money for it. The beautifully-coloured plates form one of one of the finest contributions to the biology of insects that have come from the United States' (DAB). Volume I includes Edwards' Synopsis of North American Butterflies and volume II the List of Species of the Diurnal Lepidoptera of America. Cf. Nissen ZBI 1234 (3). Complete sets are rare, with the last complete set in ABPC in 2004.

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        Surface Works at No.6 & No.7 Shafts. Band of Hope & Albion Consols, Ballaarat.

      Registered 8th March 1868. Interior of Battery House at No. 7 Shaft. Circa 1880. Albumen print photograph of a contemporary lithographic print by F.W. Niven, 250 x 350 mm, laid down on its original album leaf of thick card, 'F.W. Niven' inscribed within the lithographed image at upper right, no photographer's imprint (but a larger format print is attested with the blind stamp of William Bardwell, Ballarat), with exterior and interior views of the mine and two cartouches with printed statistical information, one with a date of September 10th 1880, the print trimmed very slightly at each edge, a small bend at upper left corner, otherwise a strong print in very good condition. Originally formed in 1858, the Band of Hope gold mining company was the Colony's most ambitious and ultimately most successful. Although its first shaft was not completed until early in 1866, it soon began to yield vast quantities of gold, and ten further shafts were eventually completed. In 1868 the company re-formed as a joint stock company, known as theBand of Hope and AlbionConsols. The present photograph of a lithograph by the local printing firm of F.W. Niven would have been sold commercially during the early 1880s, celebrating the mine as Ballarat's most important landmark and also as a marvel of late nineteenth century engineering. By the time of its closure in 1908, the Band of Hope and Albion Consols had produced a staggering total yield of 22.5 tons of gold. F.W. Niven and William Bardwell had joined forces to produce another commercial souvenir of the mine in 1872. This featured a Bardwell albumen print photograph of the mine exterior laid down on a large format decorative colour lithograph card mount produced by F.W. Niven. A copy is held in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia (accession no.NGA 84.40 NGA IRN: 34386). However, we can locate no other copy of the present albumen print nor of Niven's original lithograph in Australian collections.

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        Third Annual Message of Governor A. J. Faulk, To the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Dakota. Delivered, December 1868

      Yankton, Dakato Territory: Geo. W. Kingsbury, Public Printer, Union and Dakotian Office, 1868. First Edition. Wraps. Very good. Approx. 9" X 5" original printed yellow-orange stitched wraps. 14pp. [1]. Ex-library. Blind oval stamp Massachusetts State Library on title page. No other markings. Folded crease down center of pamphlet. Light edge chips rear wrap.

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        The grammar of ornament

      Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly 1868 - Folio. Second edition. Contemporary 3/4 brown leather, gilt, raised bands. 157 pages, 112 chromolithographic plates. 35 cm. Rubbing wear, chipping to spine. Front hinge starting. Scattered marginal soiling and dampstaining. Signature of Worcester architect Hachadoor Demoojian, designer of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England on title page. Owen Jones was a London-born architect and designer of Welsh descent. A versatile architect and designer, he was also one of the most influential design theorists of the nineteenth century. He helped pioneer modern color theory, and his theories on flat patterning and ornament still resonate with contemporary designers today. The first 19 chapters presented key examples of ornament from a number of sources which were diverse both historically and geographically - notably examining the Middle East in the chapters on Arabian, Turkish, Moresque (Alhambra) and Persian ornament. The final chapter, titled "Leaves and Flowers from Nature" acknowledged that "in the best periods of art, all ornament was based upon an observation of the principles which regulate the arrangement of form in nature" and that "true art consists of idealising, and not copying, the forms of nature". Christopher Dresser, Owen Jones' most well-known protege, contributed one of the plates in this final chapter, and he was concurrently presenting theories on natural-form ornament in his famous botanical lectures at the Government School of Design in the mid-1850s. In The Grammar of Ornament, Jones gathered together these samples of ornament as the best examples of decoration in an attempt to encourage designers to follow his lead in examining the underlying principles contained within the broad history of ornament and polychromy. (DNB) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        [MANUSCRIPT] Book with an account of the voige [sic] from Sydney N.S.W. to London England

      in Board of the Ship Bruckley [sic] Castle. A FASCINATING, WELL-TRAVELLED JOURNAL WHICH CONTAINS THE LENGTHY SHIPBOARD DIARY OF A SCOTTISH PASSENGER ON A VOYAGE FROM AUSTRALIA TO ENGLAND IN 1868, AND A SHORT RECORD OF THIS PERSON'S ARRIVAL AS A PIONEER SETTLER IN KANSAS TERRITORY, U.S.A., IN 1869. Manuscript journal, small octavo, quarter calf over papered boards (heavily worn, the spine with loss at the tail), string bound, front paste-down inscribed with the owner's name, J. McK. Lochhead, and Book with an account of the voige [sic] from Sydney N.S.W. to London England;the first 65 pp contain Lochhead's densely written ship board diary of the voyage from Sydney to London on the Brucklay Castle, August-Novemeber, 1868, with an entry for each day; although the diary is appallingly spelled, it is linguistically significant as the phonetic orthography more or less reflects the semi-literate Lochhead's Scottish accent and the entries are written as Lochhead would have spoken them to an audience; there follow three pages of entries by Lochhead for January-March 1869 which record his expenditures in Kansas Territory, United States, including purchases of farming equipment and land; the next 8 pp are in the adolescent hand of one Robert C. Lochhead (possibly a son or nephew of J. McK. Lochhead) and include drafts for letters to his mother and sister from Windsor, England where he was boarding at school (possibly at Eton) later in 1869; most of the remaining 40 pp were written in pencil slightly later, in the hand of a more mature Robert C. Lochhead, and these entries contain preparatory notes for religious sermons and give the name and address ofRobert C. Lochhead 14 Gauze Street Paisley [Scotland]; among the last few pages are J. McK Lochhead's tabulations of latitude and longitude for the voyage of the Bruckley Castle; the journal is complete (no leaves have been removed) and the entries are legible. J. McK[enzie] Lochhead, although clearly a man of limited education, had presumably done very well for himself and his family in New South Wales, perhaps in cattle or sheep farming. Following his voyage back to England, he quickly moved onto his new venture as a pioneer farmer in Kansas, which required the outlay of considerable amounts of money. The money he had amassed in Australia possibly also enabled the journal's second owner - his son or nephew Robert - to attend boarding school near London and receive what was evidently an excellent education, judging by the philosophical and religious content of Robert C. Lochhead's later entries. We include here some extracts from J. McKenzie Lochhead's Brucklay Castle diary, transcribed verbatim. Some perseverance is required, but the content repays the effort: N.S.W. Sydney August 27th 1868. A momeranda Diriey of the Ship Bruckley Castel from Sydney N.S.W. to London England. Wensday ... I took my luguge a Bord and slep a Bord for the first night. The above and below the same dat[e] the 28. Thursday 28th Agst 1868. Holed af from the Warfe at 6 a.m. and blowing very hard all day. Slep a Bord for the first night. Friday 29th Agst 1868. A bord a ship all day went ashore to a frends House and stoped all night. Saturday 30th Agust 1868. The stemer along sid at 5 a.m. took the ship Down to Pinchgut and then we droped our anker. I went abord at 11 a.m. for good. The ship Alexandora Duthey for sanfransikey lay along side of us she hove anker about 2 p.m. we give her 3 chores and diped our Einsine and she retarned the same and bid wone another ferwell. We could not get ayway throw wating for som Passingers. Sunday August 30th 1868. A butful morning with a fine strong brez blowng. not going to sail to Day. 7 p.m. lighting Thunder shourey. Monday agust 31st 1868. 8 a.m. very Dul & clody we hove anker about 3 p.m. and the stemer Braidline towd us out side of the Heads. The south Heads ar porpindicler rockes about 300 three Hundred a feet in Hight. The stemer left us about 4 1/2 p.m. and took the Pillet aft to. Then we were left all alon with a prety fare wind. 8 p.m. had a row on Bord with wone of the Ropes & the Chefoficer the Boy refuse for to go aloft and the Chifoficer floged him till he went a loft. Thusday September 1th 1868. got up at 7 a.m. a butful Morning with a hevy swell on. last night the first night out from Sydney all the rest of my fellow Passingers ar mor or les see seck. I have felt no simptens of see secknes yet. Last night I could not get any rest I lay a wake all night 8 p.m. we Bouted Ship and had very light and vairedles winds During the night. Wensday September 2d 1868. 7 1/2 a.m. almost a Ded calm would carsely fill a Hankercheff all the ship is doing is just roling from side to sid. My felow passingers have prety well recovered from ther siknes. we have just made arengements for Ciping the plase clen and feching in the grub. very light Winds all Day. we experensed a very smart Squal about 12 p.m. last night acompened by lightning thunder & rain for about one Hour to Day the Ship Doctore atended me for the first tim he maid me throw all my other medsine over bord and told me I would soon be all right again. Thursday September 3d 1868.7 1/2 a.m. very fine morning about mid Day comenced for to blow very hard & continued so all the rest of the Day & night going about 2 points out of our course. Friday September 4th 1868. 7 a.m. Blowing very hard got to tak in nerley all our Sail coninued to Blow all Day we cat 2 or 3 Burds to Day infact it has ben Blowing a Hurinkan all Day & Night & still blowing. Saturday September 5th 1868. Still Blowing as hard as ewver & has no aperance of nocking off up to the present. 9 1/2 a.m. Blowing very hard all Day 7 p.m. Mr McLean the chef officer had a small Goat on Bord. Some of the hands ar soposed to have thron it over Bord. the man at the Wheal sa it go over but was not sure but it was wone of the hands over Bord he put the Ship hard up ... but could not find hou thron the Goat over Bord. Mr McLean oferd wone pound for to no hou thron it over Bord. Sunday 6th September 1868. our first Sunday at se and another fine morning with the first of a fair wind for the Last Wach. another paltrey achion cometed this morning again some Dead Albetroises we had on Bord they had ben cath Duren last Weeak som wone cat the feat of them. Monday September 7th 1868. 6 a.m. a fine morning with a good meney Whales about us. 10 a.m. a good stedy Breas sprung up we ar going along at a racing pace to day. 8 p.m. what would you think wone of or Passangers named Dines Dillon, a Irishman swore tha the Ship was going so fast that she was nocking Fire out of the water he swore She was for that he himself could se the sparks of Fire flying all about the Ship. Friday September 11th 1868. ... It is a comen practice with our Sailors if ainey of go forad on to the fore casel for wone or to of them to Draw a chalk ring around us and chalk our Boots when they do so we or the party whou has ben chalk is soposed for to Shout a Bottel og groge, Shout mens to give. By late September the it is snowing and ship is negotiating its way through fields of icebergs. On October 3rd 'about 12 non sited Cape Horn ... the Dek is about 18 inches 2 feat covered with water last night the Captons Caben window got smashed in with a very Heavy see. 2 p.m. pased Cape Horen very fine stronge winds last night with a good meny Ice Birkes about'. Sunday 12th October 1868. ...we had D.V. serse this morning & I atended the sam this is the third tim I have Hard the Word of Good Preached since I left Home ... we ar going to have a lecture on the D. Livingston travlers & exploraishones in Africka to night by the Rev Mr Bear / Johnston to clergemen on Bord'. Monday 13th October 1868. ...we amused our selfs with too or three diferent games the games wer Pichentose spining the Tootem & the Draft Bord ... In the South and mid Atlantic they are passed by many 'outward bound' ships and many swordfish are spotted. Wensday 29th October 1868. ...to Day we ar 6 Degres & 8 miles from the Eaquater ... Mr Grant the Second mate Mr Jones the Third maite & I cat a See Bird last night it is soposed to be a Boobey the Bird lited on the rail of the poope we hade out the tellescope & had a sight at the mon it was wone of the finest Sites that I ever seen in my life.' Saturday 31st October 1868. ... ther wer aney amount of Atleeaaes Fish or as the Sailors cales them Portugues mene of Ware ... at last I cat 6 of them ...In sailing from Sydney to Londo we gain a Day in a sertey Latuid ner to Cap Horen it hapened for to follow after a Sunday so that we had 2 Sundays following or too in the wone week...' Monday 2nd November 1868. ... no wind we ar not altogether becamed the sort of Winds we have her ar caled By the Sailors the Demurers I cannot cal them winds at all Wone puffon the Port Side & then another puff on the StarBord side the sailors has not got wone moment to them selfs wone time square the yards next minet let go the Port Brases the next minet square awey the yards agan then let go the starbord Brases then the next minet square away the yards again it is aful for to se the work ther is for to git out of the Daldromes ....' Thursday 5th November 1868. ... the night was very dark and cloudey and the man on the Look out did not se the vessel untill it was that close on us that I could of thron a Bisket on Bord of her ... Friday 6th November 1868. This is a glores morning with a rattan Stiff Home ward Bound Breas Blowing. Wensday 11th November 1868. ... there wase a seres axcend that hapened to wone of the Saylores there were 4 or 5 of the men aloft on the foremast doing some work wone of them named Charles Anteckon fell from the fooretoop on to wone of the Boats & the Breack Hard. Brook all the small Bones in His leg at the ankel & chatered the Heal of the same Foot. The Leg & Foot struck the Beam that runes a thort ship. His Head struck the Boat Face Downwards from the Left side of the mouth over the Right Ey the Ey Brow smash to pices the nose Brook all the Theeth of the uper gum nocked out .... Wensday 18th November 1868. We sited a Bark on our Port Sid or Bow at 7 1/2 a.m. We siglnined Hear and she ancered the following questons. What ar you. Anceres, Sea Witch. Where from. From Mounte Video. Where bound for. To Antwerp. How many days out. 45 days out. We wish you a good Voyage. Thank you for your good Wish. Thursday 26th November 1868. ... there is any amount of vesels to be sen to Day ... We sited Land at 12 noon. We were about 10 miles to the westerd of the Start Lite House going up Chanel ... Friday 27th November 1868 ... we sineled wone of the Dublin Steamers for London & asked Her to report us at London. Not long after arriving in London, J. McK. Lochhead must have made a sea voyage back across the Atlantic to the United States. The next six pages in the journal are written in his hand, and are lists of expenditures made from the 1st January 1869, with amounts paid in dollars. For example: 'Bought of Mr George Wolfe, Topeka [Kansas] wone Gray Mar 5 years old & Wone Gray Horse 4 years old on or about the 5th of Feburay 1869 & Paid for the same the Sum of 300 Three Hundred Dollars.' The expenses are for the purchase of horses, a waggon, furniture and farming equipment, as well as provisions and travelling costs for himself and two family members, indicated only as W.L. and Jesey L. He also records the purchase of lands in Kansas (evidently at a place called Twin Mound) from theA.T. and S.F.R.R. Co. (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company) for $405.08. This trip to Kansas took place in February-March 1869.

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        Poems by Walt Whitman.

      John Camden Hotten, London. 1868 - First edition. Octavo. pp xii, 403. Frontispiece engraving of the author. Original blue cloth with the "7/6" price at the tail of the spine. There were four variant bindings although no preference has been ascribed to them. 1500 copies were printed. This is the first selection of Whitman's poetry to be published in the U.K. and it is the only edition he allowed to be published by someone other than himself. In his editorial postscript Rossetti mentions having received two letters from Whitman: "The more I have to thank the poet for the substance and tone of his letters, and some particular expressions in them, the more does it become incumbent upon me to guard against any misapprehension. He has had nothing whatever to do with this Selection, as to either prompting, guiding, or even ratifying it: except only that he did not prohibit my making two or three verbal omissions in the Prose Preface to the Leaves of Grass, and he has supplied his own title, President Lincoln's Funeral Hymn, to a poem which, in my Prefatory Notice, is named (by myself) Nocturn for the Death of Lincoln."Upper corners bruised. Cloth at tail of spine just a little rubbed. Light spotting in margins. Very good. Rare. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Five photographic portraits of female Melbourne musical performers, circa 1868

      Circa 1868. Five albumen print photographs, carte de visite format, each 101 x 62 mm, verso of mounts with studio imprint of Davies & Co., Photographers, 91 & 94 Bourke St. East, Melbourne; verso of each mount also with contemporary owner's inscription in ink, 'Henry Benjamin'; one portrait (of a young lady in costume) has a small mark and trimmed mount; otherwise the condition of the entire group is excellent. Henry Benjamin was a Melbourne musical composer and professional music teacher of the 1860s and 70s. These photographs were owned by Benjamin, and the young women in them are almost certainly some of Benjamin's pupils. It appears likely that Benjamin arranged for each of the women to have their portrait taken by Davies & Co. From 1868 until the early 1870s Bewnjamin's advertisements, along with notices of public performances of his compositions, appeared in The Argus. The first (4 May 1868) announces:'Mr. Henry Benjamin, teacher piano-forte, harmonium and concertina, 217 Bourke St. Terms moderate. Evening lessons'; he later (14 December 1868) adds his private residence to the advertisement, 'Barkly Villa, Darling Street, South Yarra'; and soon begins to describe himself as 'Professor of Music'; by June 1869 he had obtained new premises at 103 Collins Street, East; on the 28 August 1869 a notice advertises a newly published musical work by Henry Benjamin: 'WESTON'S OPERA-HOUSE.NEW BALLAD.WILT THOU BE MINE,COMPOSED BYMr. HENRY BENJAMINExpressly forWESTON and HUSSEY'S MINSTRELS and sung by J. A. Herman,THE SILVERY TENOR,WILL SHORTLY BE PUBLISHED.ALL MUSIC SELLERS,And of Mr. Hy. Benjamin, professor of muslc,103 Colilns-Street east.' On 17 September a staff writer in The Argus noted that 'Mr. Henry Benjamin, encouraged by themanner in which his ballad "Wilt Thou beMine" has been received at Weston's OperaHouse, has had the composition printed in thelithographic style for public circulation. Thesong is to be had at all the music sellers.' On 4 February 1870, Benjamin was mentioned in The Argus for a different reason: 'Dr. Clement Adler, a teacher of languages,appeared on bail before the Fitzroy Policecourt yesterday, to answer a summons charging him with endeavouring to incite HenryBenjamin, a professor of music, to fight aduel'. The emerging great writer Marcus Clarke collaborated with Benjamin on at least one work: on 8 February 1872, an announcement in The Argus for a concert at St George's Hall advertises 'Mr. HARRY RICKARDS In the new song of "Doingthe Block" (written by Marcus Clarke, Esq , composedby Henry Benjamin, Esq.'; however, inJuly 1872 it is recorded that Benjamin sued Harry Rickards for a large sum, alleging that Rickards had used some of Benjamin's music for financial gain without acknowledgement.

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        Dossier of Proof Plates from "Les Civilises

      unbound. good. Le Riche, Henry.. 36 color and 34 black & white lithographs. Unbound. Sheets range between 11'' x 9.5'' and 13''x 9.5". Edge-worn dossier with edges of lithographs slightly sunned, still in good condition. These 70 proof plates from artist Henry Le Riche (1868-1944) are meant to accompany a limited edition version of Claude Ferrere's (1876-1957) "Les Civilises," which won the Goncourt Price in 1905. Featuring multiple states of many of the illustrations, this dossier provides an in-depth and unique look into the artist's process as well as turn-of-the-century Indochina. Intricate lines combine with a muted yet varied color palate to portray the many scenes described in the book, including Hanoi, Singapore, brothels, opium dens, and harbor towns. Henry le Rich was a French painter, sculptor, illustrator and designer who taught engraving at the Academy of Fine Arts in Paris.

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        OEUVRE DE JEAN GOUJON GRAVE D'APRES SES STATUES ET SES BAS-RELIEFS PAR REVEIL ACCOMPAGNE D'UN TEXTE BIOGRAPHIQUE DE TABLES EXPLICATIVES DES PLANCHES

      Morel 1868 - 36pp text. 88 tissue fronted plates. Plates 1-14 Sculpture in Chateau D'Acouen, Plates 15 to 33 Sculptures in Chateaur D'Anet, Plates 34 to 43 Sculptures in De L'Hotel Carnavalet, Plates 43 to 56 Sculptures in De La Fontaine des Nymphes, Plates 57 to 80 The Louvre and plates 81 to 88 Monuments Detaches. In French. Internaly fine condition Ex libris John Duthoit. Very good quater leather with Maroon leather with 4 raised bands and gilt lettering and descoration to spine and marbled paper to boards. Scuffing to leather at top of aspine (see photo)and to board edges. This is a very nice copy but very heavy indeed and not suitable for posting abroard. Post and insurance will be greater than quoted by abe. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall 0.0 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Poetical Works

      London - Smith, Elder and Co., 1868 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. Robert Browning's poetical works. Complete in six volumes. In beautiful uniform morocco bindings by CharlesTuckett, binder to the Queen. Robert Browning was an English poet and playwright. He is best remembered for his dramatic monologues which made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His complex use of syntax, challenging vocabulary, dark humour and social commentary are several aspects his poems are known for. Condition: In full morocco bindings with gilt stamping to the spines and boards. Externally, very smart. Small amount of light rubbing to the head and tail of spines, joints and extremities. Spines have faded, as have the board edges slightly. Binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper, Tuckett, binder to the Queen. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges with the odd spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Ein Riese vom Südpol! Der See-Elefant (Macrorhinus elephantinus) des Museum Umlauff Hamburg. Schilderung seiner Lebensweise und wissenschaftliche Beschreibung.Hamburg, Adolph Friedländer, ca. 1902. 8vo. With 6 halftone photographs of elephant seals, including 1 small close-up of the head that is repeated on the wrapper. Original publisher's printed paper wrapper.

      - WorldCat (2 copies, including 1 lacking the printed wrapper); for Umlauff: Lange, Echt. Unecht. Lebensecht. Menschenbilder in Umlauf. Rare description of the elephant seal on occasion of showing and selling a mounted specimen at the Museum Umlauff. As stated in the work, the specimen would be sold for a high price since it was a very uncommon (in fact nearly extinct, although since then slightly recovered) species, which was, moreover, very difficult to mount.Johannes Umlauff was one of the largest dealers of the 19th century. His shop was established in Hamburg in 1868 and flourished for more than a century until it was closed in 1974. It had a showroom that acted as a museum open to public. Wrapper soiled, otherwise in very good condition.

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        Plan raisonné et Traité général de calcul (arithmologie). Exposition générale des connaissances humaines.

      Paris, Librairie artistique, 1868. Large 8vo (25,5x18 cm). Contemporary halfmorocco, spine with ribbons, gilt tilte on spine; covers with marbled paper; marbled edges. (Morocco leather darkened; sligth traces of use). (x),514,(ii: Errata) pp. And viii and iv pages "Légende du Tableau synoptique" and "Introduction Arithmologie" after the large folding table (the table with serious brown spots, also at the preceding and following quire; a few more pages with some brown spots). With folding plate with figures and a second plate (table): "Canon de logarithmes de Wronski". - On the whole a good copy of the extremely rare work, with autograph dedication by Hertz

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        Officielles (offizielles) Wochenblatt für das Herzogthum Lauenburg, Jgg. 1868 - 1876 (in 7 Bänden).

      Ratzeburg, Freystatzky, 1868 - 1876. Jahrgänge 1868 bis 1876 (gebunden in 7 Bänden). Jg. 1868: Nr. 1 - 99 und Register (899 S.) Jg. 1869: Nr. 1 - 78 und Extra-Ausgabe sowie Register (916, 439 S.) Jg. 1870: Nr. 1 bis 105 (572 S.) Jg. 1871: Nr. 1 bis 84 und Register (529, 18 S.) Jg. 1872: Nr. 1 bis 88 (418, 19 S.) Jg. 1873: Nr. 1 bis 14 und Register (71, 8 S.) Jg. 1874: Nr. 1 bis 44 und Register (340, 13 S.) Jg. 1875: Nr. 1 bis 49 und Register (534, 11 S.). Jg. 1876: Nr. 1 bis 18 und Extra-Ausgabe (120 S.). Enthalten sind unter anderem mehrere großformatige Falttafeln. Alle Bände in sehr gutem Zustand, allenfalls Deckel geringfügig berieben. Seiten überwiegend sauber, allenfalls partiell leicht fleckig. Seite 415 des Jahresbandes 1871 mit kleiner Beschädigung. In toto sehr gut erhaltene Reihe dieses sehr seltenen Periodikums zur lauenburgischen Landesgeschichte. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        [Famille Hommey]

      Nogent-le-Rotrou, Beaune, Courville, Villebon. Juin-Août 1868, Juin-Août 1868, , in-8 oblong, 34 dessins à la mine de plomb, demi-chagrin havane, Album de dessins réalisé dans un carnet oblong relié, destiné à cet usage, avec le mot "Album" en lettres dorées frappé sur le plat supérieur. Il contient 33 dessins, la plupart humoristiques, relatant le quotidien d'une famille de Nogent-le-Rotrou, les Hommey. Il ouvre sur le portrait caricatural de Charles Hommey, figure plusieurs membres de la famille, dont le chien Pacha, quelques scènes et vues bucoliques - le jardin de Madame Louis Hommey, les concerts du dimanche soir à Nogent, la foire de Nogent, etc - ; l'ensemble est dépeint de manière amusée et bienveillante à l'égard de la petite société de cette ville du Perche, de ses paysans portant leurs costumes et coiffes traditionnels et de ses évènements locaux, gentiment raillés par le dessinateur qui évoque plusieurs fois la gazette locale, le Nogentais. Évocation d'un voyage effectué en août de Courville à Villebon, où les familles H[ommey] et G, sagement alignées comme des canetons, sont accueillies par un pied de nez d'Henri IV. Un dernier dessin, d'une main différente, est signé E.H. : il représente une rue de Nogent-le-Rotrou, avec au premier plan une maison à échauguettes, et au fond le château Saint-Jean. L'auteur de ces dessins pourrait être un M. G... (Giot? Gion?), proche ou affilié aux Hommey, et dont la signature apparait en regard du dessin n° 15, à la suite d'une pseudo-lettre adressée au rédacteur du Nogentais : "Je soussigné, témoin oculaire, certifie avoir mangé des poissons de Mr G. C. et les avoir trouvé excellents. Je certifie en outre que Mr G. C. n'avait rien dans les manches ni dans les poches. A. G..." Le dessin en regard représente 5 hommes dans une barque sur un lac ; l'un se tenant à l'avant manie une grande poêle à frire d'où jaillissent des petits poissons qui s'en vont directement dans la bouche des autres occupants. La légende indique "Friture miraculeuse. (Voir le Nogentais du 2 août 1868)". Carnet qui est de la même main que le dessinateur d'un "Album" réalisé à Alexandrie en juin-juillet 1857 et qui figure les mêmes personnes. La famille Hommey est établie dans l'Orne et le Perche. Plusieurs de ses membres ont fait partie de la Société historique et archéologique de l'Orne fondée en 1882 : Joseph, docteur à Sée, Charles, notaire à Alençon, des banquiers dans la même ville (Achille et Léon) et, toujours à Alençon, un prêtre. Bel album aux dessins charmants, émouvant témoignage d'une famille bourgeoise du Second Empire. Feuillets déréglés, retenus entre eux par des bandes adhésives

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        Album der Kronprinz Rudolfs-Bahn. I. Section: Leoben-Villach [alles Erschienene].

      Wien, Verlag der Bauunternehmung: Brassey, Gebr. Klein und Schwarz, 1868. Qu.-4°. Mit 12 chromolithogr. Farbtafeln von Adolf Obermüllner. 1 Bl., 31 S., Roter blind- u. goldgepr. OLwd.-Bd. m. dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. Erstausgabe. - Die von Conrad Grefe nach Zeichnungen des Alpenmalers Adolf Obermüllner farb. lithogr. Tafeln mit Ansichten von Leoben, Knittelfeld, Judenburg, Viaduct bei Scheifling, Teufenbach, Felslehne oberhalb von Teufenbach, Klamm bei Neumarkt, Friesach, Hochosterwitz, Feldkirchen, Ossiacher See und Villach. - Einband an den Kapitalen u. Ecken etw. bestoßen. Rückenkanten m. kl. Einrissen. Titel m. altem Namensstempel. Tafeln tlw. m. Knickspuren an den Ecken (ausserhalb der Darstellungen). Rechte untere Ecke tlw. etw. fingerfleckig, sonst nur vereinzelt min. (stock-) fleckig. - Nebehay/W. 702; Schlossar 101; Neuner 811; Seemann, Nachtrag zu Krieg: MNE 171. Versand D: 12,00 EUR Silberstein, Album der Kronprinz Rudolfs-Bahn. I. Section: Leoben-Villach, Obermüllner, Eisenbahn, Steiermark, Ansichtenwerke

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        Australie un voyage a travers le bush. Geneva, Jules-Guillaume Fick, 1868. 8. Illustrated with 20 original albumen prints of drawings (10 full-page, mounted on inserted leaves of heavy paper as plates, and 10 smaller, mounted on the text leaves in spaces left for that purpose). Contemporary gold-tooled polished green calf, richly gold-tooled spine, gilt edges. Rebacked in green cloth with the original backstrip laid down.

      Bibl. of Australian lit. III, p. 305; Boom & Rooseboom (eds.), A new art: photography in the 19th century, B265; Ferguson 12251. First edition, in the original French, of Marcet's fictional narrative of life in Queensland, remarkably illustrated with mounted photographic reproductions of drawings. Edouard Marcet was a Swiss settler in Queensland, who also published two factual accounts of life in the colony. The present work includes descriptions and illustrations of dramatic encounters between settlers and the aboriginal people. It further describes Queensland's natural history, including the platypus, which is shown in two illustrations. In very good condition, with only some spotting. Binding expertly rebacked and with some scratches and discolouration, but otherwise also very good. A fascinating fictional account of life in Queensland, illustrated by drawings reproduced as albumen prints.

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        At Home on Furlough.

      Madras: Higginbotham and Co., 1868 - Octavo. Original green cloth over bevelled boards by C. Foster, titles to spine gilt, double rule frame blocked in blind to covers, yellow endpapers. Binder's ticket to foot of rear pastedown. Slight rubbing to extremities, top edge lightly dust toned; an excellent copy. First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Tudor Trevor, from the author. 18th Nov. 1868, Madras". The recipient was a fellow immigrant and director of the Madras civil orphan asylums. This work is a collection of letters, the majority of which were first published in the Madras Times between September 1866 and December 1867. Lawson was the secretary of the Chamber of Commerce in Salem, a city in the state of Tamil Nadu, and wrote these letters for the entertainment of other British citizens living in India. Uncommon institutionally, with only two copies traced on OCLC. Riddick p. 211. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Indiens des États-Unis. Including: SEMALLÉ, René de. [Drop-title:] Note sur les Indiens de l'Amérique du Nord.Paris, A. Marc (colophon of second offprint: E. Martinet), 1869. 2 offprints published as 1. 8vo. Original publisher's letterpress printed wrappers.

      Sabin 79045; not in Streeter. Offprint of two articles on North American Indians by René de Semallé. The first article originally appeared in L'illustration , the second in Bulletin de la Société de Géographie , both in 1868. The former gives some general information on the Indian tribes in North America, with special attention to their way of living and their customs. De Semallé states that the Indians, contrary to what the American newspapers try to make people believe, weren't cruel at all and even showed a chivalrous nobility. Moreover, he criticises the attitude of the American settlers, who continued to attack or harass the indigenous Americans. The second, well-documented article states that during the last few years indigenous American population has not continued to decrease, as the newspapers still claimed, but has increased.With offsetting from correction slips on a few pages, the lower corners rounded and the upper corners frayed; otherwise good. Wrappers slightly frayed and the spine tattered.

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        Recherches sur la faune de Madagascar et de ses Dépendances, d'apres les découvertes de François P. L. et D. C. Van Dam. I. Relation de voyage.

      Leyde [Leiden], J. K. Steenhoff, 1868-1877. 4to (30.5 x 23.0 cm). 240, [2] pp., 48 mostly coloured and tinted lithographed plates and two tinted lithographed maps (one folded) one hand-written letter in facsimile (unpaginated, as part of the text). Original printed wrappers.l Rare complete set, in five original folding wrappers, of the general part of this voyage with the two maps (one, folded, of the northern part of Madagascar and adjacent waters and islands; the other of the island of Mayotte and the Comores), all the fine lithographs among which several peculiar ones such as: "Mons. Pollen se rend a la maison du Gouverneur de Mourounsang en societe du Prince Salama, des Dignitaires et de la Garnison Hova" and "Un banquet donné par le Cherif Calyfan en honneur de Prince Salama et du Docteur Pollen". The others are nice, accurate views of the island and coast and include fishing of turtles and animal- and plant-life of this beautiful island, known for its diverse and largely endemic flora and fauna. A few plates are ethnographical, one is a portrait. The text was never completed. Some foxing (as usual) ranging from light to medium to only a few plates and mostly in the margins, other plates quite clean. A few with a small stain to one margin. Three spines of wrappers split at folds other two with small defects only. Overall still a good copy, especially since these are always foxed to some degree. The complete expedition by Pollen comprises of four volumes, the other parts on the geology and zoology are very rare and expensive too. Landwehr, 394.

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        De la terre à la lune EDITION ORIGINALE

      J. Hetzel, 1868. Fine. J. Hetzel 1868, Grd. in-8 (18x27,5cm), relié. - Edition originale illustrée, de 41 gravures et une carte par de Montaut ; comportant la célèbre inversion des illustrations aux pages 25 et 32. Rare. Premier cartonnage dit "aux bouquets de roses du 3e type", signé au bas du spine Charles Magnier, à la couleur brun van dick. Percaline finement grainée. Hormis les spine-ends légèrement frottés et repliés, magnifique exemplaire, exempt de rousseurs. Coins bien droits et pincés, les deux coins droits supérieurs ayant subi une légère restauration, ainsi que le mors supérieur en queue. Précieux. Un des titres mythiques de Jules Verne, dans lequel le Gun club de Baltimore décide de faire voyager des hommes vers la lune par le moyen d'un canon. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale illustrée, de 41 gravures et une carte par de Montaut ; comportant la célèbre inversion des illustrations aux pages 25 et 32. Rare. Premier cartonnage dit "aux bouquets de roses du 3e type", signé au bas du dos Charles Magnier, à la couleur brun van dick. Percaline finement grainée. Hormis les coiffes légèrement frottés et repliés, magnifique exemplaire, exempt de rousseurs et parfaitement frais (hormis une légère tache ou deux). Coins bien droits et pincés, les deux coins droits supérieurs ayant subi une légère restauration, ainsi que le mors supérieur en queue. Précieux. Un des titres mythiques de science fiction de Jules Verne, dans lequel le Gun club de Baltimore décide de faire voyager des hommes vers la lune par le moyen d'un canon. C'est la troisième oeuvre de l'auteur, après Cinq semaines en ballon et Voyage au centre de la terre. On sait combien l'imagination basée sur les connaissances scientifiques de Jules Verne sera prémonitoire et qu'elle inspirera nombre d'artistes.  

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        Schouw-tooneel van wederwaardigheden of verzameling van rampspoedige en ongelukkige reistochten, van en naar verscheide gewesten van den aardbodem, gedaan door Nederlandsche en andere schepen, ... Including: [CAMSTRUP, Nicolaas Jansz.]. [Drop-title:] Rampspoedige reys-beschryving, ofte journaal van het ed: Oostindische Compagnies schip Blydorp , ... [STEENIS, Hendrik Cornelis]. Journaal wegens de rampspoedige reys-tocht, van ... Hendrik Cornelis Steenis, ... Met het oorlogschip genaamt het Huys in 't Bosch , ... Vyfden druk. [LOP, Martinus]. Weederwaardige te huys-reyze, van het Neerlandsche Oost-Indische-Compagniesch retour-schip, gezegt de Gerechtigheid , ... gevoerd by den capitein-luitenant Martinus Lop, ... [MORIN.] Twee rampspoedige zee-reyzen, den eenen gedaan door den ed: heer capitein Morin, met een Fransch Oost-Indische Compagnie-schip, genaamt Le Prince , ... Den anderen, met het Hollandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie schip, genaamt Rustenwerk , ... Tweede druk. [JONGE, Marten de]. [Drop-title:] Verhaal van het droevig ongeluk, dat het Nederlands Oost-Indisch retour-schip Nieuw Vyver-Vreugd , gevoerd door schipper Marten de Jongh, ... [and 17 other accounts].Amsterdam, Bernardus Mourik, [ca. 1778]. 5 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 13 engraved plates and 1 engraved frontispiece to the second part. Later marbled wrappers.

      Cat. of books added to the Lib. of Congress 1868, p. 253; Landwehr & V.d. Krogt, VOC 376 (1 copy, part 5 only); Maritiemdigitaal (parts 1 & 5 only); Muller, America 3301; Sabin 77965 (Lib. of Congress copy); STCN (same copy of part 5 only). Extremely rare collection of accounts of disastrous 18th-century Dutch voyages, published by the Amsterdam bookseller Bernardus Mourik, active from 1735 to 1791. He had published parts 2-4 separately after 1751, but reissued them here together with part 1 (a 1735 edition by another publisher) and the new part 5, the latter including a list of the voyages in all 5 parts, the whole with a general title-page. We have located only one other complete copy, now at the Library of Congress.The first part gives an account of the aftermath of the shipwreck of the VOC ship Blydorp commanded by Captain Haye Blaauwhuysen, written by Nicolaas Jansz. Camstrup. The ship left the port of Texel on 6 July 1733 and ran aground in the night of 7 to 8 August off the coast of Guinea. The crew left the ship, travelled into the country, where the indigenous people murdered many and took the rest prisoner. Eventually they were released and reached the nearby French post in Gorée, in present-day Senegal. It is followed by Captain Haye Blaauwhuysen's own account of what happened after they reached Gorée. The second part is an account of the shipwreck of the Dutch warship Het Huis in 't Bosch off the coast of Morocco, commanded by Captain Hendrik Cornelis Steenis. Reports are given in the form of 15 letters relating the proceedings of captain Steenis and his crew in North Africa, their encounter with the King of Morocco and their deliverance at Gibraltar.The third part is the first and only edition, no doubt first published in 1755, of an account of the return voyage from Batavia to the Netherlands of the Dutch VOC ship De Geregtigheid, commanded by Captain-Lieutenant Martinus Lop. After having endured many disasters on the coast of southern Africa, the ship was finally able to reach castle Rammekens in Zeeland on 1 December 1754.The fourth part is the second edition of a compelling account of two fatal voyages, of the French East Indiaman Le Prince, and the VOC ship Rustenwerk (or Rust en Werk). Le Prince, commanded by Captain Morin, left the port of Lorient on 19 February 1752, sailing for Pondicherry. The voyage had passed quietly when fire was discovered in the ship. It spread fast, and the ship exploded when the fire reached the gunpowder magazine, leaving only 10 survivors. The second account relates the seizure of the ship Rustenwerk, a 650-ton Dutch East Indiaman. Moored off Ternate, it was taken by the pirate Frans Fransz on 28 June 1751 and some 12 passengers (including the Captain) were killed. The survivors reached Batavia by way of Makassar and sailed for Holland. The VOC eventually managed to retake the ship, but Frans Fransz escaped with the valuable cargo. The account includes a list of 210 VOC ships lost in the period 1688-1752 through disasters, mutiny, piracy etc. The fifth part is the first and only edition of a collection of short descriptions of 18 shipwrecks in the years 1756 to 1778, including the disastrous voyage of the Dutch ship De Margaretha commanded by Pieter Franklief, heading to the Caribbean island Sint Eustatius; Captain Meeuw Hendrik Rolwagen's account of his voyage to the Dutch colony Berbice in South America; and the account of the Dutch whaler De Vrouw Maria, headed to Greenland. With the modern bookplate of J.K. Leeksma on pastedown and owner's stamp of J.A. van den Broek on page 51 of part 1. With the title-page and last leaf slightly soiled, some occasional smudges and one plate detached. Good copy of an extremely rare collection of disastrous voyages.

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