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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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        Nebulo nebulonum, hoc est iocoseria modernae nequitiae censura; qua homine sceleratorum fraudes, doli ac versutiae aeri a?riqu exponuntur publice: carmine iambico dimetro adornata ? Ioanne Flitnero, franco po?ta laureato.Frankfurt am Main, Jacobus de Zetter, 1620. 8vo. With engraved title-page, 33 engravings in text (91x 72 mm), woodcut head- and tailpieces, and woodcut initials, all coloured by a contemporary hand. Late 18th century calf, gold-tooled spine, gilt edges.

      Brunet II, col. 1293; Catalogue de la bibliothèque M. Van der Helle (1868), 1352 (this copy); Landwehr, German emblem books 283. First edition of a satirical work by Johann Flitner, an adaptation in Latin of Thomas Murner's (1475-1537) great early 16th-century German satire Schelmen Zunft (1512). At the same time it is a curious emblem book, focusing on those who use words to deceive and seduce: jurists, councilors, clerics, debtors, preachers, hypocrites and flatterers. The arrangement is similar to that of an emblem book: 33 poems are symbolically illustrated with an engraving, accompanied by two mottoes, one for the poem and one for the plate, and an explanation in prose. The emblematic plates are also of interest for showing daily life at the beginning of the 17th century, depicting the costumes, home interiors and all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities, including a scholar in his library and a minister on his pulpit. The illustrations are very likely by the publisher of the book, Johann de Zetter. With bookplate and manuscript note. Some of the colouring on the title-page a bit smudged, some occasional spots and a couple small restorations near the lower corners. Hinge slightly cracked on top, corners slightly worn. Overall a good copy.

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        Over de monumentale schilderkunst en hare beinvloeding door de maatschappij.[Laren?, 1910]. With: (2) ROLAND HOLST, Richard Nicolaüs. Over het rythmische en het naturalistische element in de monumentale schilderkunst.[Laren?, 1914]. Small 4to. Neatly written in dark brown ink on machine-made wove paper without watermark. Loosely inserted is a newspaper clipping with an article about Roland Holst's lectures in Paris, from the Nieuwe Rotterdamse Courant , 28 November 1923. Sewn in quires and each essay formerly glued (now loose) in dark grey thick paper wrappers.

      Author's fair-copy manuscripts of two important and influential Dutch essays on the applied arts and society, written by the artist, craftsman, teacher and writer Richard Nicolaüs ("Rik") Roland Holst (1868-1938), husband of the Marxist poet Henriette Roland Holst-Van der Schalk and uncle of the poet Adriaan Roland Holst. Both essays were published in the journal De nieuwe tijd. These essays helped to promote in the Netherlands ideas that had been introduced by John Ruskin in England in his essays "Unto this last" (1860) and especially "On the nature of gothic" (1853), and promoted and put into practice by William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement in the next four decades.The wrappers of both essays have come loose, and some leaves in the first also show minor damage to the fold around the sewing, but they are still in very good condition. Author's manuscripts of two essays influential in the development of Dutch fine and applied arts.

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        La nouvelle Némésis, collection complète

      First edition of this periodical, printed on vergé.Contributors : Victor Hugo, E. d'Hervilly, le baron Grog, Théodore de Banville, M. Nothing, A. Roger, E. des Essarts, Oméga, Criton, R. Luzarche, Paul Verlaine...Rare complete collection. La nouvelle Némésis Paris 8 Août 1868 - 10 Octobre 1868 16x24cm 9 fascicules en feuilles

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        Nebulo nebulonum, hoc est iocoseria modernae nequitiae censura; qua homine sceleratorum fraudes, doli ac versutiae aeri aëriqu exponuntur publice: carmine iambico dimetro adornata à Ioanne Flitnero, franco poëta laureato.Frankfurt am Main, Jacobus de Zetter, 1620. 8vo. With engraved title-page, 33 engravings in text (91x 72 mm), woodcut head- and tailpieces, and woodcut initials, all coloured by a contemporary hand. Late 18th century calf, gold-tooled spine, gilt edges.

      Brunet II, col. 1293; Catalogue de la bibliothèque M. Van der Helle (1868), 1352 (this copy); Landwehr, German emblem books 283. First edition of a satirical work by Johann Flitner, an adaptation in Latin of Thomas Murner's (1475-1537) great early 16th-century German satire Schelmen Zunft (1512). At the same time it is a curious emblem book, focusing on those who use words to deceive and seduce: jurists, councilors, clerics, debtors, preachers, hypocrites and flatterers. The arrangement is similar to that of an emblem book: 33 poems are symbolically illustrated with an engraving, accompanied by two mottoes, one for the poem and one for the plate, and an explanation in prose. The emblematic plates are also of interest for showing daily life at the beginning of the 17th century, depicting the costumes, home interiors and all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities, including a scholar in his library and a minister on his pulpit. The illustrations are very likely by the publisher of the book, Johann de Zetter. With bookplate and manuscript note. Some of the colouring on the title-page a bit smudged, some occasional spots and a couple small restorations near the lower corners. Hinge slightly cracked on top, corners slightly worn. Overall a good copy.

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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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        Nebulo nebulonum, hoc est iocoseria modernae nequitiae censura; qua homine sceleratorum fraudes, doli ac versutiae aeri aëriqu exponuntur publice: carmine iambico dimetro adornata à Ioanne Flitnero, franco poëta laureato.Frankfurt am Main, Jacobus de Zetter, 1620. 8vo. With engraved title-page, 33 engravings in text (91x 72 mm), woodcut head- and tailpieces, and woodcut initials, all coloured by a contemporary hand. Late 18th century calf, gold-tooled spine, gilt edges.

      Brunet II, col. 1293; Catalogue de la bibliothèque M. Van der Helle (1868), 1352 (this copy); Landwehr, German emblem books 283. First edition of a satirical work by Johann Flitner, an adaptation in Latin of Thomas Murner's (1475-1537) great early 16th-century German satire Schelmen Zunft (1512). At the same time it is a curious emblem book, focusing on those who use words to deceive and seduce: jurists, councilors, clerics, debtors, preachers, hypocrites and flatterers. The arrangement is similar to that of an emblem book: 33 poems are symbolically illustrated with an engraving, accompanied by two mottoes, one for the poem and one for the plate, and an explanation in prose. The emblematic plates are also of interest for showing daily life at the beginning of the 17th century, depicting the costumes, home interiors and all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities, including a scholar in his library and a minister on his pulpit. The illustrations are very likely by the publisher of the book, Johann de Zetter. With bookplate and manuscript note. Some of the colouring on the title-page a bit smudged, some occasional spots and a couple small restorations near the lower corners. Hinge slightly cracked on top, corners slightly worn. Overall a good copy.

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        Le Bibliophile Francais. Gazette illustree des amateurs de livres, d'estampes, et de haute curiosite. Tome 1-7. Paris

      Bachelin-Deflorenne 1868 - First Edition. 7 vols. 8vo, contemporary half-calf [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Ring and the Book.

      London: Smith, Elder, 1868-69. London:: Smith, Elder, 1868-69.. 4 volumes. 8vo. [iv], 245, [1], [ads 1]; [iv], 251; [iv], 249; [iv], 245 pp. Occasional light scattered foxing to free end-leaves. Original black-stamped green cloth, gilt-stamped spines, by Harrison [59 Pall Mall, bookseller to the Queen], in quarter gilt-stamped calf over blue cloth slipcase; Vol. 3 rear hinge cracked with light front pastedown soiling, Vols. 1 & 2 hinges cracked. ROBERT BROWNING

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        THE AUTHOR'S DAUGHTER.

      - By Catherine Ellen [sic] Spence. In three volumes. Pp. iv+312(last blank)+iv+322+iv+300(last blank); green cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, boards decorated in blind, lightly flecked and worn, with a few small surface chips, the lower joint cracked and heavily grazed Volume I, spines lightly chipped and split at extremities, fore-corners frayed; uncut; bookplate on upper pastedowns, hinges starting, upper free endpaper torn from Volume I, outer leaves (including title pages) offset, a couple of leaves slightly cropped, fore-corners torn from pp. 125-8 Volume I and top fore-corner torn from title page Volume II, with a few other small edge chips or splits, occasional slight soiling; Richard Bentley, London, 1868. First edition. Miller & Macartney p. 438. *Originally serialized as \i Hugh Lindsay's Guest in the Adelaide \i Observer , from May to November 1867. Spence did not approve of the change in title when published in book form. This set was once inscribed by Spence on the upper free endpaper Volume I. Although the endpaper has been torn out, a blind impression of the presentation inscription remains on the title page and is mostly legible: 'Laura Jane Bakewell/with the [.best?] wishes/of her friend/The Author/12th Feb 1871'. The title page of Volume III is signed in ink 'L. J. Bakewell', and the torn out top fore-corner of the title page in Volume II suggests that page was also signed by Bakewell - who could perhaps be the 'L. J. Gurner' of the bookplates, under a married name. In chapter four of her \i Autobiography , Spence refers to the Bakewell family as one of 'two families with whom we were intimate. Mr. William Bakewell, of Bartley Bakewell, Solicitors, married Jane Warren of Springfield, Barossa, and I was a familiar friend of their five children.' Presumably Laura Jane Bakewell was one of those children. In 1854 William Bakewell, signing himself 'B', had contributed the Preface to Spence's first novel, \i Clara Morison , the first novel about Australia written by a woman. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Ring and the Book.

      London:: Smith, Elder, 1868-69.. 4 volumes. 8vo. [iv], 245, [1], [ads 1]; [iv], 251; [iv], 249; [iv], 245 pp. Occasional light scattered foxing to free end-leaves. Original black-stamped green cloth, gilt-stamped spines, by Harrison [59 Pall Mall, bookseller to the Queen], in quarter gilt-stamped calf over blue cloth slipcase; Vol. 3 rear hinge cracked with light front pastedown soiling, Vols. 1 & 2 hinges cracked. ROBERT BROWNING'S SIGNATURE tipped-in Vol. I opposite title-page. Ownership signatures of W. J. [--- ?] Settle (Sherborne, Dorset, Feb. 21, 1869) and F. Rowlandson. OWNERSHIP SIGNATURES OF E. M. FORSTER Vol. 2 to free front end-leaf and title-page. Attractive copy. Very good. FIRST EDITION of Browning's famous work, with Roman numerals on Vol. 3's spine and Arabic on the remaining three. E. M. FORSTER'S COPY, WITH HIS SIGNATURE (twice). WITH A CUT-SIGNATURE TIPPED-IN OF ROBERT BROWNING. The “ring” from this work's title is the wedding band Browning gave to his wife—after her death, he wore it on a chain around his neck. The book referenced by the title is, according critic Charles Wesley Hodell, a soiled collection of documents relating to a Franceschini murder trial that occurred in Florence in 1698, likely assembled by a lawyer at the time, that Browning purchased in the marketplace of San Lorenzo for 1 lira. PROVENANCE: Edward M. Forster (1879-1970) “was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th-century British society. Forster's humanistic impulse toward understanding and sympathy may be aptly summed up in the epigraph to his 1910 novel Howards End: ‘Only connect…'. His 1908 novel, A Room with a View, is his most optimistic work, while A Passage to India (1924) brought him his greatest success” (Wikipedia). While Forster did not personally know Browning, as he was still a child at the time of Browning's death, he held him in high regard. His reading list at King's College included “Paradise Lost…some Kipling, and a good deal of Robert Browning and Christina Rossetti” (Sarker, p. 22). Note: Sherborne School, Dorset, is the same school attended by Alfred North Whitehead, Alan Turing, Lord Swynnerton, John Cowper Powys, Jeremy Irons, Cecil Day-Lewis, etc. Note: Count Guido Franceschini was found guilty of the murders of his young wife Pompilia Comparini and her parents, having suspected his wife of having an affair with a young cleric, Giuseppe Caponsacchi. “The poem is based on a real-life case. Under Roman law at the time, trials were not held in open court but rather by correspondence, whereupon each witness was required to submit a written statement for future adjudication. Browsing in a flea market in Florence in 1860, Browning came across a large volume of these written statements relating to the 1698 Franceschini case, and bought it on the spot. This volume - later known as the Yellow Book, after the colour of its aged covers - struck Browning as an excellent basis for a poem, but he was unable to get any further than the basic idea and often offered it as a subject to other writers, notably Alfred Tennyson, upon which to base a poem or novel. Luckily for posterity, there were no takers, and following his wife's death and his return to England, Browning revived his old plan for a long poem based on the Roman murder case almost eight years after the idea had first struck him.” Hodell, Charles Wesley. An Essay On Robert Browning's The Ring And The Book. Whitefish, MT: Kessinger, 2006; Sarker, Sunil Kumar. E. M. Forster's A Passage to India. New Delhi: Atlantic, 2007.

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        Zum 5. November 1868 [Festschrift Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg]

      - Unpublished manuscript, The Ehrenberg Family, 1868. Oblong folio (36.0 x 27.0 cm). Full embossed morocco. Boards with gilt borders; front board with gilt title. Iridescent endpapers; top edge gilt; brass clasps.l A unique, personal Liber Amicorum for Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795-1876), arranged chronologically. The album was carefully crafted as a present at Ehrenberg's 50th anniversary as a doctor of science. Its artists are Ehrenberg's daughters Helene (1834-1890), Laura (1836-****), and Clara (1838-after 1905?), and his son Hermann Alexander (1840-****). Clara, the youngest daughter, contributed most; she is also the author of a work titled "Unser Elternhaus: Ein Familienbuch für meine Geschwister und deren Kinder und Enkel" (published in 1905). Clara must have been closest to her father; she also helped him with arranging and filing his huge collections of microscopic specimens (see Lazarus & Jahn, 1998, "Using the Ehrenberg collection"), and drew specimens of Foraminifera and other minute organisms. The work is divided into four parts: "Jugendzeit" (Youth); "Africa"; "Heimath"; and "Neuere reisen" (Later travels). "Jugendzeit" starts with a fine drawing of Ehrenberg's place of birth, Delitzsch in Saxony, a town virtually untouched during the Second World War. Today, most landmark buildings are exactly as drawn by Helene, some 150 years ago. This is followed by a suite of 13 photos (on three leaves) of Schulpforta, a boarding school of Hogwartsian proportions. Being a former Cistercian monastery, Pforta Abbey (built between 1137-1540) is a famous German boarding school for academically gifted children, now called Landesschule Pforta. Notable alumni include the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, the mathematician and astronomer August Ferdinand Möbius, the historian Leopold von Ranke, the poet Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock and, between 1809-1815, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg. A photo of Leipzig University (destroyed in WWII), from which Ehrenberg graduated in 1818, follows. His thesis dealt with fungi. The next chapter deals with Africa, in particular Egypt and the Red Sea region, including the Sinai dessert, which is represented by a fine drawing by Ehrenbergs daughter Clara, who contributed additional watercolour and pencil views of Tor and Massawa (Eritrea); as well as a 1860's photo of Cairo. Together with Wilhelm Friedrich Hemprich (1796-1825), Ehrenberg travelled through the region twice, collecting natural history specimens. Unfortunately, Hemprich died of fever in Massawa. Returning to Germany, Ehrenberg was elected a member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences and become an assistant professor at the University of Berlin (now Humboldt University - represented by two photographs). He published much of the results of his travels, describing hundreds of new species of animals and plants, mostly in the series "Symbolae physicae", in which Hemprich remained listed as second author. His travels through Russia, together with Alexander von Humboldt, are not recorded; the next illustrations (fine pencil drawings by Clara), are of Wismar (1831), Schoenebeck (1850), and the Biliner Felsen (a mountain near Bílina, Czechia, also visited by Goethe). Another large photo shows Dresden, visited by Ehrenberg in 1844, Boltenhagen (1845; drawn by Clara) and Cambridge (1847; drawn by Clara). Ehrenberg visited Cambridge and Oxford; in Oxford he met Charles Darwin - they remained friends. The following sketch by Clara shows the view from Ehrenberg's house in Berlin, followed by photos from Venice (1853), Hamburg (1854) and a fine drawing by Helene of "Das Grosse Schloss" in Blankenburg im Harz (1856). Hermann contributed one fine, detailed ink drawing of the rear and garden of the "Haus der naturforschenden Freunden zu Berlin". Ehrenberg was a member of the Gesellschaft von naturforschenden Freunden (founded 1773). The building was later altered and then sold (1906); it no longer exists. This is followed by a large photo of the Institu [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Idylls of the King

      68 - London - Edward Moxon and Co., 1868 68 - London - Edward Moxon and Co., 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A beautifully illustrated edition of Idylls of the King. Comprising ofthe first set of Idylls, Enid, Vivien, Elaine andGuinevere. Illustrated throughout, with 36 engravings and a frontispiece by Gustave Dore. Gustave Dore was a French artist and printmaker. He worked primarily with wood engravings and was commissioned to produce illustrations for manywell known works. Following the success of his illustrations for the Bible hehad a major exhibition of his work in London which led to the foundation of the Dore Gallery in Bond Street. Idylls of the King retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her betrayal of him. It follows Arthur's attempt and failure to lift up mankind. Condition: In a full morocco binding. Externally, generally smart with patches of heavy rubbing to the extremities and to the spine. Spine rubbing is heaviest to the raised bands. Hinges are slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with light scattered spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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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.

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        Zum 5. November 1868 [Festschrift Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg]

      Unpublished manuscript, The Ehrenberg Family, 1868. Oblong folio (36.0 x 27.0 cm). Full embossed morocco. Boards with gilt borders; front board with gilt title. Iridescent endpapers; top edge gilt; brass clasps.l A unique, personal Liber Amicorum for Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795-1876), arranged chronologically. The album was carefully crafted as a present at Ehrenberg's 50th anniversary as a doctor of science. Its artists are Ehrenberg's daughters Helene (1834-1890), Laura (1836-****), and Clara (1838-after 1905?), and his son Hermann Alexander (1840-****). Clara, the youngest daughter, contributed most; she is also the author of a work titled "Unser Elternhaus: Ein Familienbuch für meine Geschwister und deren Kinder und Enkel" (published in 1905). Clara must have been closest to her father; she also helped him with arranging and filing his huge collections of microscopic specimens (see Lazarus & Jahn, 1998, "Using the Ehrenberg collection"), and drew specimens of Foraminifera and other minute organisms. The work is divided into four parts: "Jugendzeit" (Youth); "Africa"; "Heimath"; and "Neuere reisen" (Later travels). "Jugendzeit" starts with a fine drawing of Ehrenberg's place of birth, Delitzsch in Saxony, a town virtually untouched during the Second World War. Today, most landmark buildings are exactly as drawn by Helene, some 150 years ago. This is followed by a suite of 13 photos (on three leaves) of Schulpforta, a boarding school of Hogwartsian proportions. Being a former Cistercian monastery, Pforta Abbey (built between 1137-1540) is a famous German boarding school for academically gifted children, now called Landesschule Pforta. Notable alumni include the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, the mathematician and astronomer August Ferdinand Möbius, the historian Leopold von Ranke, the poet Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock and, between 1809-1815, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg. A photo of Leipzig University (destroyed in WWII), from which Ehrenberg graduated in 1818, follows. His thesis dealt with fungi. The next chapter deals with Africa, in particular Egypt and the Red Sea region, including the Sinai dessert, which is represented by a fine drawing by Ehrenbergs daughter Clara, who contributed additional watercolour and pencil views of Tor and Massawa (Eritrea); as well as a 1860's photo of Cairo. Together with Wilhelm Friedrich Hemprich (1796-1825), Ehrenberg travelled through the region twice, collecting natural history specimens. Unfortunately, Hemprich died of fever in Massawa. Returning to Germany, Ehrenberg was elected a member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences and become an assistant professor at the University of Berlin (now Humboldt University - represented by two photographs). He published much of the results of his travels, describing hundreds of new species of animals and plants, mostly in the series "Symbolae physicae", in which Hemprich remained listed as second author. His travels through Russia, together with Alexander von Humboldt, are not recorded; the next illustrations (fine pencil drawings by Clara), are of Wismar (1831), Schoenebeck (1850), and the Biliner Felsen (a mountain near Bílina, Czechia, also visited by Goethe). Another large photo shows Dresden, visited by Ehrenberg in 1844, Boltenhagen (1845; drawn by Clara) and Cambridge (1847; drawn by Clara). Ehrenberg visited Cambridge and Oxford; in Oxford he met Charles Darwin - they remained friends. The following sketch by Clara shows the view from Ehrenberg's house in Berlin, followed by photos from Venice (1853), Hamburg (1854) and a fine drawing by Helene of "Das Grosse Schloss" in Blankenburg im Harz (1856). Hermann contributed one fine, detailed ink drawing of the rear and garden of the "Haus der naturforschenden Freunden zu Berlin". Ehrenberg was a member of the Gesellschaft von naturforschenden Freunden (founded 1773). The building was later altered and then sold (1906); it no longer exists. This is followed by a large photo of the Institut de France, in Paris, a view from the Seine river that has not changed much in 150 years time. In 1832, Ehrenberg received the institute's "Prix pour Physiologie expérimentale". The "Neuere Reisen" starts with three views of Mount Vesuvius, Capri and Ischia (1858, all by Clara), an old, large photo of Rome's Circus maximus, a bird's eye view of Heligoland (1861), and a large watercolour view of the Jungfrau mountain in the Alps (1860). Next is a very accurate and delicate rendering of the Arctic-alpine plant Dryas octopetula, by Laura, who had married a botanist. This is followed by an oil painting on cardboard by Clara, "Schledorf am Kochelsee. 1862"; an unsigned watercolour (probably also by Clara) of "Unsere Wohnung im Park zu Aigen bei Salzburg. 1862"; another very fine plant drawing by Laura "Cyclamen europaeum", dated 1862, and more views of Central European places, including a watercolour of Nice, in southern France. This is followed by another suite of fine watercolours by Clara, and two more oil paintings in her hand, including a view on the Berner Alps, dated 1867. The final illustration is a mounted photo of the Löwenbrücke im Thiergarten bei Berlin (lion's bridge in the Berlin Zoo), which was built in 1834 and still exists. Loosely inserted are a) a drawing, presumably by Clara, of a wooden house, and b) a photo (ca. 1860-1870) of a street in Berlin, with a view towards the Marienkirche in Berlin Mitte. The use of photographs is peculiar; photographs made in or perhaps a few years previous to 1868 have been included to illustrate localities where Ehrenberg stayed long before photography had even been invented. Several, however, may have been made for this special occasion. Several pages were deliberately left blank, apparently to leave room for additional souvenirs, such as the early Berlin photo and the drawing of a wooden house. Both the map and contents in excellent condition. Truly a "museum piece".

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        The Overland Monthly, 1868-71, Volumes 1-6.

      A. Roman 1868 - he first six annual volumes. Hardcover, green pebbled cloth, gilt titles and logo on spine. Each volume 550-600 pp. First appearance of Bret Harte's The Luck of Roaring Camp, as well as early contributions by Mark Twain and tales and poems by California Bohemian founders Charles Warren Stoddard and Ina Coolbrith. Among the tales and articles in this short run are Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," "Dickens in Camp," and "Plain Language from Truthful James," and Ambrose Bierce's "The Haunted Valley" and "Grizzly Papers," Mark Twain is represented by four travel logs that ultimately formed the basis for A Tramp Abroad. Numerous works by Stoddard and Coolbrith. NOTE: Volume 2 is not hard-bound; it is bound in original green printed wrappers with black buckram spine and in fair condition only: moderate wear, hand-printed paper label attached to spine, moderate edgewear with ¼ cut at lower of back wrapper; internally very good as with other volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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