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        Mobile per uso scolastico adibito all'insegnamento della religione.

      Herder, 1868. Mobile in legno, alto cm. 55, lungo cm. 59, profondo cm. 20. Sul lato sinistro si notano due manopole che fanno girare due perni, sempre in legno, su cui scorre un nastro in carta forte formato da 34 incisioni , di Heineman, a colori che riproducono dalla Creazione del mondo, alla nascita di Gesù , per terminare con la Pentecoste. Sotto ogni incisione è scritta una breve didascalia in lingua tedesca a carattere gotico. L'incisione raffigurante l'Ultima cena presenta un piccolo restauro. Perfettamente funzionante.

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        Pinus pinaster (Maritime Pine)

      Edinburgh & London 1868 - Hand-coloured lithograph by Robert Black. Sheet size: 21 5/8 x 16 inches. A very fine plate from Ravenscroft's 'The Pinetum Britannicum. A Descriptive Account of Hardy Coniferous Trees' Ravenscroft's work is the third (in order of publication) of the three great coniferous iconographies of the nineteenth century, following Bedford and Lambert. The very fine plates fall into two categories: botanical studies of details of the needles and fruit of the individual trees, and landscape studies of examples of individual trees in their natural habitat. This plate is an outstanding example of the former group, here drawn by James Black and lithographed by Robert Black. Cf. Nissen BBI 1588; cf. Great Flower Books (1990) p.127; cf. Stafleu & Cowan 8685.

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        Les Anamorphoses.

      Lithographie Walter Frères, Paris 1868 - 24 planches (20 x 16 cm) lithographiées en couleurs, conservées dans un étui, cartonnage illustré (restauré) de l'éditeur. Très beau jeu complet des 24 anamorphoses en couleurs lithographiées par Walter Frères à Paris sous le Second Empire qui mêle les personnages tels le Chat botté, Arlequin, Pierrot etc., aux personnalités comme Napoléon III et l'impératrice Eugénie. Telory était le pseudonyme de Henri Emy, dessinateur et lithographe, productif à partir de 1840 ; auteur M. de Lacanardière, Emy collabora à la Silhouette, au Journal pour rire, à l'illustration des Contes de Boccace, La Grande ville, Les Français peints par eux-mêmes, etc. Bel exemplaire complet de son étui illustré. Grand-Carteret, p. 640. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Dossier of Proof Plates from "Les Civilises"

      - 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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        Dictionnaire General Des Termes D'Architecture

      Paris - C. Reinwald, 1868 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Daniel Ramee's dictionary of architectural terms, attractively bound in half morocco. Daniel Ramee was born in 1806 in Hamburg, but lived and worked in France. Architectural projects that he participated in include theBeauvais, Noyon, and Senlis Cathedrals, as well as the Musee Departmental de L'Oise. This was the personal copy of J. Verebaque, and includes his signature to the front free endpaper, dated 1888. Condition: In half morocco with gilt detailing and a gilt top edge. Externally very good with just a little shelfware to the boardsand very light rubbing around the extremities. There is a librarystamp to the foredge. The hinges are a little strained but firm. Internally generally clean and bright, though with a library stamp to the reverse of the title page. Firmly bound. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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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

      - 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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        The Peaks and Valleys of the Alps from water-colour drawings by E.Walton, chromo-lithographed by J.H. Lowes.

      With descriptive text by T.G. Bonney. London, Original Subscription Edition, Re-issued by Low, Son and Marston, 1868, - in-folio grande, pp. (2), 8, (42, di testo descrittivo); legatura editoriale in m.zigrino. e angoli, tela sui piatti con titolo in oro su quello anteriore, tagli dor. (lievi restauri alle cuffie ed agli spigoli), sul contropiatto elegante tassello romboidale in marocchino con dedica per ''A.Austen Leigh from W.W.R.'' entro cornice ai piccoli ferri. Con un titolo litografico e 21 magnifiche e grandiose litografie a colori a piena pag. di J.H. Lowes, tratte dagli acquarelli di Walton. Seconda edizione di rara e stupenda serie di 21 vedute delle Alpi Cozie, Pennine e Lepontine, dipinte dall'artista inglese (1832-1880) con occhio sognante e quasi mistico per l'amata montagna, assai affascinanti (tra le altre: due del Monviso, Gran Paradiso, Grivola, Val Tournanche, Monte Bianco, Cervino ed altre della Val d'Aosta). L'introduzione ed il testo di commento alle immagini sono del reverendo Bonney (1833-1923), studioso, geologo ed amico di Walton, studioso amico dell'artista nonché presidente dell'Alpine Club, insieme a William Mathews. Poco nota, seppur citata dal Perret, è questa tiratura dell'anno successivo alla prima. Bell'esempl. a pieni margini, immune dalle abituali fioriture, con le veline a proteggere le tavole; fu omaggiato da tale ''W.W.R.'' ad A.Austen Leigh. Affascinante monumentale galleria di paesaggi alpini: ''The opening of the Val de Tignes'', ''Monte Viso, from the Col de la Croix'', ''Monte Viso, from the South'', ''Winter'', ''The Grand Paradis, from near Cogne'', ''The Grivola, from near the Col d'Arbole'', ''Near Courmayeur - Cloud Streamers'', ''A torrent - Val Tournanche'', ''The Velan, from near Aosta'', ''In the Valley of Aosta'', ''Mont Blanc, from the Col d'Anterne'', ''The Dent du Midi, from the Valley of the Rhone'', ''The Dent du Midi, from near Champery'', ''The Cascade de Roget and the Point de Salle'', ''The Pont de Tenneverges'', ''The Gorner glacier'', ''The Matterhorn'', ''The Weisshorn, from near St. Niklaus'', ''The Aiguilles verte and du Dru'', ''Crevasses on the mer de glace'' e ''The Glaciers de Trient''. . Perret 4512: "Rare et magnifique album, très recherché pour la qualité de ses illustrations". Garimoldi n. 80. Peyrot , V. Aosta I, 322. Neate W11. ACL 330. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A NARRATIVE OF THE CRUELTIES INFLICTED UPON FRIENDS OF NORTH CAROLINA YEARLY MEETING DURING THE YEARS 1861 TO 1865, IN CONSEQUENCE OF THEIR FAITHFULNESS TO THE CHRISTIAN VIEW OF THE UNLAWFULNESS OF WAR

      London, 1868. 28pp. Original printed wrappers. Contemporary ownership inscription at top of front cover. Minor wear and soiling to covers. Internally clean. Very good. An examination of the brutal, and sometimes even fatal, consequences suffered by a group of North Carolina Quakers who refused to join the Confederate Army. The stories of a number of Friends are told, all of them bad. Some Moravians suffered similar fates. Rare.

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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. - 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. ge Gewicht in Gramm: 1000 Qu.-4°. Mit 12 chromolithogr. Farbtafeln von Adolf Obermüllner. 1 Bl., 31 S., Roter blind- u. goldgepr. OLwd.-Bd. m. dreiseitigem Goldschnitt. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Scotland: Her Songs and Scenery, as sung by Her Bards, and seen in the Camera

      A.W. Bennett, London 1868 - 14 albumen photographs tipped-in, by S. Thompson and P. Ewing (10 by Stephen Thompson and 4 by P. Ewing.) 192 pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. With photos of Staffa (at p. 113), Burns's Cottage, Banks of Doon, Falls of Moness, View on the Devon, Pass of Glencoe, Loch Coruisk & Bruces Landing, etc. Original green cloth, gilt with emblematic designs; spine ends rubbed. Very Good 14 albumen photographs tipped-in, by S. Thompson and P. Ewing (10 by Stephen Thompson and 4 by P. Ewing.) 192 pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo

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        Funny Animals; A Picture Book for the Nursery: Comprising 1. The Kitten Cousins 2. Mister Fox. 3. Chit Chat By a Motherly Cat. 4. Story of a Robber Kitten. With Thirty-Two Pages of Illustrations, Printed in Oil Colours

      London & Edinburgh: T. Nelson and Sons, 1868. (76) pages; title page printed in red; illustrated throughout in colors, with each page printed one side only-evidently this process of colour printing caused some bleed-through to the other side and the publisher avoided having to deal with this by using only one side of the sheet; with humorous verses accompanying each story, mostly about cats and one about a fox, who are often anthropomorphized with human-like expressions as in the later Louis Wain work; the illustrations not credited and neither are the verses; a kind correspondent informs us that they are the work of Comus, the pseudonym of R.M. Ballantyne; occasionally, the illustrations are fairly brutal and straightforward, with the fox and his family chewing up stolen booty-a fat goose and duck, which they bloodily dismember and eat in their den and the cat mother whipping her child (with a cat-o'-nine-tails of course) for stealing cream; each story with its own half-title page; an OCLC search at the time of cataloguing indicates 2 institutionally held copies only; book 7 1/2" x 11" approx. size; bound in the original publisher's gilt-decorated and blindstamped salmon colored pebbled finish cloth; some edge, tips wear-through, soiling to binding; spine cloth very dulled; some soiling, occasional closed tear to contents; binding loosened; illustrations bright and in very good condition, an interesting survival and evidence of an intriguing colour printing process being tried at the time. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. Illus. by Comus .

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        Farewell to the World of Richard Bishop, Who Now Lies Under Sentence..

      1868. Annoyed to Death [Broadside]. [Execution]. [Great Britain]. Farewell to the World of Richard Bishop, Who Now Lies Under Sentence of Death in Maidstone Gaol, For the Murder of Alfred Cartwright. London: H. Disley, Printer, [1868]. 9-1/2" x 7-1/2" verse broadside. Main text in two columns separated by rules. Some toning, creasing and a few minor stains, contemporary annotations to verso, otherwise fine. * A broadside ballad issued before the public hanging of Bishop for the murder of his neighbor, Cartwright. The murder was provoked by a shouting match between Bishop and another man on a nearby street that woke Cartwright. Irritated, he called the police. Bishop was arrested and an angry Cartwright followed him and the policemen, proclaiming angrily that he intended to press charges against his noisy neighbor. Angered by his taunting, Bishop broke free of the police and stabbed Cartwright to death. Bishop was sentenced at the Old Bailey but hanged outside Maidstone Prison, Kent, 27 days later. It was the last public execution to take place in Kent, less than a month before the last public execution in England, which occurred in London on May 26, 1868. Our copy is probably a printer's proof. It is printed on scrap paper watermarked 1844 and has an unrelated annotation dated 1848 to its verso.

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        L’odalisca

      1868 - Acquaforte ed acquatinta brunita priva della firma dell’artista, 1868. Esemplare di unico stato. Magnifica prova, impressa su carta vergata coeva, con margini, in eccellente stato di conservazione. Pubblicata da A. Quantin Imprimeur-Editeur, 1884, in 'Manet' di Edmond Bazire, opera edita l'anno dopo la scomparsa dell'artista. Etching, aquatint and drypoint, printed in brown-black ink, 1868, without signature. Example belonging to the ony state known. Magnificent proof, printed on contemporary laid paper, with margins, in excellent condition. Almost whole-length odalisque reclining on couch, to front, propped up on her right arm. Published by A. Quantin Imprimeur-Editeur, 1884, in 'Manet' by Edmond Bazire. Moreau-Nélaton, Étienne, Manet: Graveur et lithographe, 20; Inventaire du Fonds Français, 54; Harris 56, Guerin 64. Dimensioni 200 130mm [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Der Preußische Ordens-Herold

      1868 - Der Preußische Ordens-Herold. Zusammenstellung sämmtlicher Urkunden, Statuten und Verordnungen über die Preußischen Orden und Ehrenzeichen. Von F. W. Hoeftmann. Mit 18 Tafeln in Farbendruck. - Berlin : Mittler, 1868. - 204 S., Taf. I - XVIII. 30,5 x 23,5 cm. Neuzeitlicher dunkelgrüner Leinenband mit goldenem RTitel. - Beigebunden ist der Nachtrag zum Hauptwerk. - Berlin, 1871. - 20 S., Taf. XIX. Mit brosch. Deckblatt. - Jeder Tafel ist ein Schutzblatt vormontiert. /3 Bibliotheksstempel auf Titel sowie im Nachtrag auf Deckblatt, Titel und 1 Stempel auf nachfolgender S., mit Nummern und Streichungen, 1 Blatt mit Anstreichungen, 1 Blatt im Nachtrag eingerissen, Seiten leicht gebräunt, fingerfleckig/ - Laut beiliegendem Kaufbeleg wurde das Buch 1977 im Zentralantiquariat der DDR in Leipzig für 100 Mark erworben. Seltene Originalausgabe. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        THE PHILOSOPHERS OF FOUFOUVILLE

      G.W. Carleton, New York 1868 - New York: G.W. Carleton, 1868. 12mo (in sixes). 297 pages, plus [2] pages ads. Original purple cloth, stamped in gilt on spine and decorated in blind on the covers; blue endpapers. [19 cm.] Spine slightly sun-faded and lightly worn at ends. Small hole to cloth on front hinge with exposed paper colored to closely match the cloth. Name on front pastedown. Penciled inscription of original owner on front free endpaper. ["Mrs. George R. Watkins, 8th Sept., '68."] Moderate foxing. Good plus. FIRST EDITION. A novel satirizing Utopian socialist groups in America. Some catalogers have suggested that it was directed at the Brook Farm in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, which was founded by transcendentalists in the 1840's on the Fourierist model. Another possible target might have been the North American Phalanx which, like the imagined community in the novel, was located in New Jersey. As in both real-life Utopian experiments, the inhabitants of "Foufouville" constructed a phalanstery, theirs being named Harmony Hall. The Foufouites, under the leadership of Dr. Goodenough, held property in common, believed in the equality of sexes, were vegetarian, denounced the consumption of alcohol, tobacco and caffeine, and (supposedly) practiced celibacy, except when it was necessary to reproduce. As in many real-life social experiments, the Foufouites failed to live up to their professed ideals and the community did not last long. Parrington writes: "The spirit of the novel is made clear by the definition of Foufouism as nonsense, hypocrisy, affectation, snobbery, and self-conceit. Whoever Radical Freelance may have been, he was a man of many prejudices. He knew well that the world could not be reformed, and he had only scorn for those who thought it could. `The Philosophers of Foufouville' is an indictment of long-haired reformers, but in the course of the novel it becomes pretty obvious that the author has a pet reform of his own. He wants to do away with the study of ancient languages. He wants children to study practical things, and not the wisdom of the ancients. " --American Dreams; a Study of American Utopias, p. 35. Egbert and Persons write that the novel is "sometimes referred to as a satire on the North American Phalanx. It has little but a New Jersey setting and casual jibes at Greeley and women's rights to connect it with the leading Fourierist experiment. The author ascribes to his `Foufouite' leader views on sex, spiritualism, and Adventism which were similar to those of the religious crackpot, A.B. Smolnikar, and is primarily concerned with a nativist attack on foreign influence, `ultraism' of all sorts, and the teaching of the classics." --Socialism in American Life, p. 466. While Parrington suggests that the author may have been a former member of some Utopian group himself, he makes no guess as to the identity of Radical Freelance. An often repeated catalog entry in OCLC proffers the publisher, George Washington Carleton, as the "probable author," however, I have been unable to find evidence to support this. Carleton (1832-1901) was best known as the author and illustrator of a book of comic sketches, "Our Artist in Cuba" (1865), and as the publisher of humorous books including those by Artemus Ward and John Billings. Another suggestion regarding authorship, offered by an online reviewer of the book, is John Howland Pell (1830-1884). No evidence is offered to support this attribution, but it perhaps warrants further investigation. Wright II, 953. Negley, Utopian Literature, 943. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The History of England from the Accession of James II (Five Volumes, Complete)

      Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co.. Fine with no dust jacket. 1868. First Edition Thus. First Printing. Leather. Quarter leather over glossy marbled boards, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering on orange and black panels on spine, cream endpapers, B&W frontispiece. . Title of Volume IV chipping, else perfect. FINE. . 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

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        La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri, illustrata da Gustavo Doré (3 Parties - Complet) Inferno - Purgatorio - Paradiso [ Edition originale de la version italienne illustrée par Gustave Doré ]

      E dichiarata con Note Tratte dai migliori Commenti per cura di Eugenio Camerini, 1 vol. fort in-folio reliure demi-basane à coins marron, dos à 5 nerfs orné (fleurons), qq. serpentes jaunes, Stabilimento dell'Editore Edoardo Sonzogno, Milano, 1868-1869, 3 ff. blancs, X pp., 1 f. n. ch., 138 p., 2 ff., 134 pp., 2 ff., 132 pp et 2 ff. avec 136 planches hors texte (dont frontispice) Bon exemplaire de l'édition originale de la version italienne de la Divine Comédie illustrée par Gustave Doré (reliure très lég. frottée, très bon état par ailleurs). Rare. Italien

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        Elementary Brushwork Studies.

      Oblong Quarto. 11 pages of text and XXIV plates with explanations. 4 pages in the rear: "List of Materials for Brushwork, specially selected and approved by Miss Yeats" as well as advertising for othe rpublications by Miss Yeats. Original Hardcover (brown cloth with lettering to front cover). Extraordinarily excellent condition with only minor signs of wear (corners slightly bumped). Interior fresh and bright. Titlepage and second page with minor folding signs. Wonderful and rare publication ! Elizabeth Corbet Yeats (11 March 1868 16 January 1940), known as Lolly, was born at 23 Fitzroy Road, London. She was the daughter of the Irish artist John Butler Yeats and sister of W. B., Jack and Susan Mary "Lily" Yeats. She trained and worked as an art teacher and was a member of William Morris's circle in London before her family returned to Dublin in 1900. Yeats wrote and created the artwork for "Elementary Brush-Work Studies" (published in 1900), an educational book that teaches young children the technique of painting flowers and plants using her simple method. At the suggestion of Emery Walker, who worked with Morris on the Kelmscott Press, Yeats studied printing with the Women's Printing Society in London. In Dublin, she accepted the invitation to join Evelyn Gleeson to form the Dun Emer Guild along with Lily, who was an embroiderer. Yeats managed the Dun Emer Press from 1902. The Press was located at Runnymede, the house of Evelyn Gleeson. (This house, located in Dundrum, was later renamed Dun Emer. It has since been demolished.) This was set up with the intention of training young women in bookbinding and printing. In 1908, she and her brother William started the Cuala Press, publishing over 70 books including 48 by the poet. Yeats was the first commercial printer in Ireland to work exclusively with hand presses. (Wikipedia)

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        HIGNARD Aristide Hamlet Opera Piano Chant Dédicace 1868

      - HIGNARD Aristide Hamlet Tragédie Lyrique en 5 actes et neuf tableaux Paroles Traduites de Shakspeare par Pierre de Garal Musique de Aristide Hignard pour Piano et Chant Dédicace et Signature manuscrites du compositeur Aristide Hignard à J. Pasdeloup Paris, E. Heu Editeur E. H. 779 XIXe siècle 1868 408 pages Relié demi cuir 28.0 x 19.5 cm Bon état, reliure défraîchie, premières pages en partie débrochées a1683 Opéra et Ballet [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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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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        CHRONICLES OF ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, and Adjoining Countries - Two Volumes

      George Routledge and Sons. Hardcover. B009D5V1E2 George Routledge and Sons; New York, 1868. Hardcover. Complete 2 Volume Set. Very Good, 3/4 leather bound, AEG with some blemishes, moderate shelf wear, some wear/loss/abrasions to corners/joints/ spine edges/raised bands, 5 raised bands, 6 compartments, gilt title and Vol. number in 2nd and 3rd compartment, blind stamped illustrations in other compartments, some wear/rub marks to boards/spine, decorative endpapers, lightly sunned pages, minimal discoloration/spotting to front/back matters, binding firm and text block sturdy, very slightly starting hinges, without Dust wrapper. A nice, tidy, unmarked antiquarian set. 8vo[octavo or approx. 6 x 9 inches], (Vol.1) 768pp., (Vol.2) 732pp., indexed, several color plates throughout. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good.

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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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        La Divina Commedia di Dante Alighieri, illustrata da Gustavo Doré (3 Parties - Complet) Inferno - Purgatorio - Paradiso [ Edition originale de la version italienne illustrée par Gustave Doré ]

      Stabilimento dell'Editore Edoardo Sonzogno 1868 - E dichiarata con Note Tratte dai migliori Commenti per cura di Eugenio Camerini, 1 vol. fort in-folio reliure demi-basane à coins marron, dos à 5 nerfs orné (fleurons), qq. serpentes jaunes, Stabilimento dell'Editore Edoardo Sonzogno, Milano, 1868-1869, 3 ff. blancs, X pp., 1 f. n. ch., 138 p., 2 ff., 134 pp., 2 ff., 132 pp et 2 ff. avec 136 planches hors texte (dont frontispice) Bon exemplaire de l'édition originale de la version italienne de la Divine Comédie illustrée par Gustave Doré (reliure très lég. frottée, très bon état par ailleurs). Rare. Langue: Italien [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The American Carbon Manual: Or, The Production of Photographic Prints in Permanent Pigments

      New York: Scovill Manufacturing Company, 1868 - First Edition. Complete with the mounted frontispiece photograph and tissue guard; some cloth wear; very good. With a large and fascinating 28 page advertising section of photographic supplies. This book was reprinted in 1973. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Civil-War Era Sheet Music Collection

      About 60 pieces of music bound into 2 folio volumes by the owner/collector, Hattie Savage. One is still in its original binding; the other we have had rebound in new black textured cloth quite similar to the original, with the original leather piece stamped with the owner's name pasted on the front cover. There are waterstains on the foreedge of many pieces in the rebound volume. The non-rebound volume has a waterstain on the front cover but none inside. It was bound professionally by J.G. Roberts & Co. of Boston, and they provided an engraved Contents page, which has the titles filled in by hand. The other volume has a cruder but still accurate contents page.Includes (those marked with a * have a lithograph on the cover): Dreaming of Home and Mother* (Ordway, 1868), The Swamp Angel (Wilder, 1863), The Moon Is Shining Brightly (Manahan/Turner, 1865), If Your Foot Is Pretty Show It (Bishop, 1857), Our Way across the Sea (?), Down by the River Side I Stray (Morris/Thomas, 1861), Tenting on the Old Camp Ground (Kittredge, 1864), My Mother's Kiss Is on My Brow (Smith/Catlin, 1865), The Maiden's Prayer (Adams/Badarzewska, 1860), There's Beauty Everywhere (Laurence, 1859), Oh! Leave Me Not, My Darling One (Holder, 1861), Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! (Root, 1864), In Peace Again (Turner, 1865), Wrap the Flag around Me, Boys! & The Soldier's Dream Song (Taylor, 1862), Sally Come Up* (Buckley, 1862), Oh! My Heart Goes Pit a Pat (?, 1865), The Battle-Cry of Freedom (Root, 1862), Just after the Battle (Root, 1863), Viva l'America (Millard, 1859), We Are Coming Home Tomorrow (Wilder, 1865), Yes, I Would the War Were Over (Hawthorne, 1863), Evangeline* (Hays, 1865), The War Is Nearly Over (Smith/Buckley, 1863), Comrades Lay Me Gently Down (Smith/Catlin, 1865), Isabella and Her Gingham Umbrella* (Clifton, 1864), Bonnie Allene (Bishop, 1859), Tapioca* (Warden, 1864), Whispering Hope (Keller, 1864), Polly Perkins of Abington Green* (Clifton, 1864), Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming (Foster arr. Dressler, 1862), Gen. Gilmore's Grand March* (Baumbach, 1863), The Printers Polka (Parish, 1863), Faust Soldiers Chorus (Richards, n.d.), Faust Grand March (Lanner, n.d.), Golden Robin Polka (Bousquet, 1863), Waltz from Faust (Baumbach, 1864), Woodland Waltz (Metcalf, 1857), Battle of Prague (Kotzwara, n.d.), The Monastery* (Richards, n.d.), Caledonian Potpourri (Tappan, 1862), Maiden's Prayer (arr. Spindler, 1858), Freddie March (Muller, 1863), The Army Grand March (Grobe, 1861), Gen. Butler's Grand March* (Hamm, 1863), La Favorita Valse (Fetherston, 1864), Leonora (W.H.F., n.d.), Marching Along (Burditt, 1862), Battle of Waterloo (Anderson, n.d.), General Banks Grand March* (Mack, 1862), Silvery Shower (Baumbach, 1854), The Sultan's Polka* (d'Albert, n.d. (states 75th edition!)), Tinney's New Lancers (?), Swiss Air (Czerny, n.d.), Echo of the Valley (Fowler, 1856), The Feast of Roses (Hervey, n.d.), Turkish March (Mozart, n.d.), Grand Union March on the Potomac* (Pickens, 1861), Gertrude (Dietrich, 1863), Moonlight Polka (Baumbach, 1863), Hattie (Jordan, 1863), 41st Regiment March (Bendelari, 1862), and Lightfoot (Spindler, n.d.). Most were bound in with their covers; a few were not. Perhaps half of these were published by Oliver Ditson, Boston, and a smaller number by Firth of New York (or Firth and Pond). This set will require extra postage; please contact us with any questions.. First Edition.

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        Annual Report of Howard University?for the Year 1867-8

      Gibson Brothers, Printers, Washington D.C. 1868 - First Edition. 1 vols. 8vo. The First Annual Report. The first annual report of Howard University, which was founded in 1867 and named after Oliver Otis Howard, a veteran Union general who headed the Freedman's Bureau and who was instrumental in the founding of the univeristy, and indeed served as its President from 1869 throgh 1874. Founded originally to meet the needs of the newly freed slaves, university began with two academic departments, four students and a faculty of one. Today about 25% of all lawyers and 50% of all Afro-American engineers and architects are graduates of Howard University.This fragile publication prints the original Act of Incorporation, the list of Trustees and Officers, faculty members, Treasurer's Report, etc., and a stirring summation of the goals and history of the university from its President, B. Sunderland. Truly a milestone in the history of Afro-American education. Original printed grey wrappers with a woodcut illustration of Howard University on rear cover. Wrappers a little darkened at edges, otherwise fine [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication.

      London: John Murray, 1868. Undetermined. 1st edition Mixed issue. viii,411pp. + 2pp.;viii.486pp. + [2 page catalogue] pp.pp. 2 volumes. Octavo. Original green cloth. Coated black endpapers. 43 woodcut illustrations of animals and plants in text. Original binders ticket of Edmonds & Remnants. All edges untrimmed. A small amount of bubbling to the cloth on the boards of each volume. Text block of both volumes is clean. Freeman 877/78. This seems to be a mixed issue of both the first and second issues and not called for in Freeman. Volume one has the one line errata of the second issue and volume two has no errata as called for in the second issue as well but the imprint is on one line as in the first issue. Also the inserted adverts in volume one are dated Feb. 1868 and there are no ads in volume two what so ever. Freeman does not he has seen other copies similiar to this one in the introduction. Edition of 1250 copies being the only section of Darwin's big book on the origin of species which was printed in his lifetime, corresponding to the first two intended chapters. Contains detailed facts about artificial selection and a discussion of them, plus his provisional hypothesis of pangenesis. 1868

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        Salon Agoston. Zwei große brillante Vorstellungen aus dem Gebiet der modernen Salon-Magie, Physik und Illusion.

      (München, 1868).. Plakat auf rosa Papier. Das obere Blatt mit gr. Holzschnitt (56 x 43 cm). das unter mit drei weiteren Holzschnitten (je ca. 18 x 30 cm). Zwei noch nicht zusammengesetzte Blatter. Zus.: 167 x 59 cm. Ankündigung einer Aufführung des Zauberers Chevalier Agoston (1826-1897), als Gustav Böhm im ungarischen Oedenburg (heute Sopron) geboren, der in den 1860er Jahren große Erfolge mit seinem Zaubertheater feierte. - Unter den herausragenden Programmpunkten: Der Wunder- oder Metamorphosen-Schrank; Der Teufel als Bundesgenosse Agoston`s; Belebte Blumen oder Cupido`s Treue; Geister- und Gespenster-Erscheinungen. Zum Schluss der Vorstellung: "Vorzeigung der Wunderfontaine Kalospinthechromokrene mit der Krystallgrotte der Wassernixen und Najaden". - Der phantasievolle gr. Holzschnitt zeigt Agoston aus dem einer Katze (?), die einen Höllenschlund darstellt, entsteigend, von drei Teufeln mit gejagt und mit Dreizack malträtierte, die beiden unteren zeigen den Zauberer bei der Vorführung, der letzte die Kristallgrotte mit einer Nymphe.

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        Vlaggenkaart, 1868.

      EERSTE AMERIKAANSE OVERZICHT VAN ?S WERELDS ZEEVARENDE NATIES.?Johnson's new chart of national emblems??. Staalgravure uitgegeven te New York door Alvin Jewett Johnson in 1868 als onderdeel van de Family Atlas. In de tijd met de hand gekleurd. Afm. 46,2 x 67,5 cm.Hoewel gebruikelijk in Europa, in het bijzonder bij Engelse uitgevers, was Johnson was de eerste Amerikaanse kaartenmaker die een overzicht met nationale vlaggen en emblemen in een atlas opnam. Buitengewoon praktisch in havensteden als New York en Boston, waar marine- en koopvaardijschepen uit de hele wereld aanlegden. Hoewel de burgeroorlog in 1868 eigenlijk al voorbij is, bevat de gravure naast een vlag met 35 sterren van de Verenigde Staten ook nog een vlag van de ?Confederate States of America (so called)??, de Zuidelijke Staten dus, die de oorlog hadden verloren. In latere edities van de atlas verdwijnt deze vlag.De prent bevat verder een aantal 19de-eeuwse nieuwigheden waaronder de American Jack (de blauwe vlag met alleen sterren), de Belgische vlag, de vlag van San Salvador, de vlag van Siam, de vlag van het eiland Man en verschillende Pruisische vlaggen. De vlag van de Engelse East India Company staat er nog wel op, de vlag van Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie inmiddels niet meer.Prijs: ? 650,-.

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        THE ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF THE PARIS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION PUBLISHED WITHTHE ART JOURNAL SELECTED PICTURES SERIES 1868

      James S. Virtue,, London 1868 - B&W Illustrations; 288, 216-329 [1] pages; The Illustrated Catalogue of the Paris International Exhibition Published with the Art Journal. Separately paginated 2 vols in one [apparently this is the second part with the first having been published in the previus year]. Provenance- the Privare library of Charles Fletcher. Bound in 3/4 scarlet morocco leather over pebble-grain red cloth. Spine with 5 bands. Binding is solid and contents clean and firm. 10 x 13", plate list. ---Linen hinged covers, all edges gilt. Noted for it's unbiased portrayals and opposition to fraud and unattributed works. Replete with plates of the great art works and reference articles. ; 9 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication [Complete in 2 volumes]

      Orange Judd & Company, New York 1868 - Octavo. x,494,[10]pp. viii,568,[8]pp. Original green cloth with blind-stamped borders on covers and gold lettering on spine. Important 19th century work by Darwin on the domestication of animals and plants with detailed facts about artificial selection and discussion of them. Chapter XXVII contains a description of Darwin's theory of heredity which he called pangenesis. Illustrated with b/w reproductions of in-text drawings. With publisher's advertisement section in rear, as issued. "Authorized edition, with a preface by Professor Asa Gray." Some age wear, staining and sunning on binding. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly bumped. Small white stain on front board of Vol. I. Stamp of "Oxford Bookshop" on verso of rear flyleaf. Usual rippling to leaves, few pages creased. Tight copies with binding in good+, interior in very good condition. Freeman 879. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Fürstliche Hessen-Nassauische Hoff- und Ehe-Gerichts-Ordnung. Publicirt den 17ten Januar 1747Auf dem Vorsatz von dem bekannten deutschen Dichter Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim handsigniert.aus dem Nachlaß Gerhard Löwenthalsehr selten !!!!!!!

      halbleder 4. HalbLedereinband d. Zeit auf 7 Bünden 187 S. + 2 IndicesNamensvermerk auf dem VorsatzblattEinband bestoßen, Rücken wurmstichig, kleiner Abriß am vorderen Vorsatzblatt, sonst innen tadellos!Die preußische Provinz Hessen-Nassau war 1868 aus den 1866 von Preußen annektierten Ländern Kurhessen und Nassau, dem Kreis Biedenkopf (Hessisches Hinterland) des Großherzogtums Hessen sowie der Freien Stadt Frankfurt entstanden. Sie umfasste den nördlichen und mittleren Teil des heutigen Bundeslandes Hessen, in den allerdings die hessische Provinz Oberhessen eingelagert war, sowie Teile von Rheinland-Pfalz, Niedersachsen und Thüringen und bestand bis 1944. Die größten Städte waren Frankfurt am Main, Kassel (Provinzhauptstadt) und Wiesbaden. Die Provinz hatte eine Fläche von 15.700 km und (1905) gut zwei Millionen Einwohner. Nach dem Deutschen Krieg 1866 gelangten das Kurfürstentum Hessen (Residenzstadt Kassel), das Herzogtum Nassau (Residenzstadt Wiesbaden), die Freie Stadt Frankfurt und die bayerischen Ämter Gersfeld und Orb unter preußische Herrschaft. Ferner musste das Großherzogtum Hessen den Kreis Biedenkopf, das sog. Hessische Hinterland, sowie die kurz zuvor erworbene Landgrafschaft Hessen-Homburg an Preußen abtreten, es erhielt allerdings das zuvor kurhessische Bad Nauheim.Obwohl die mitten in Hessen gelegene, ehemals Freie Reichsstadt Wetzlar schon im Jahre 1815 preußisch und 1822 Kreisstadt des neu geschaffenen preußischen Landkreises Wetzlar geworden war, blieb sie weiter im Regierungsbezirk Koblenz der Rheinprovinz. Erst am 1. Oktober 1932 wurden Stadt und Kreis Wetzlar in den Regierungsbezirk Wiesbaden der Provinz Hessen-Nassau eingegliedert.Die neuen preußischen Gebiete wurden zunächst in den Regierungsbezirken Cassel und Wiesbaden unter einem vorläufigen preußischen Oberpräsidium in Cassel vereinigt.Am 7. Dezember 1868 entstand hieraus die neue preußische Provinz Hessen-Nassau. Sie gliederte sich wie in Preußen üblich in Stadtkreise und Landkreise.(wikipedia)

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        Dossier of Proof Plates from "Les Civilises

      1868. 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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        The Natural Wealth of California.

      H H Bancraft & Company, San Francisco 1868 - 1st Edition. Leather bound about 10.5 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide 696 pages + ads. Index. Marbled endpapers. Description: This copy is presented and signed by H H Bancroft. The subtitle reads: "Comprising Early History; Geography, Topography, and Scenery; Climate; Agriculture and Commercial Products; Geology, Zoology, and Botany; Mineralogy, Mines, and Mining Processes; Manufacturers; Steamship Lines, Railroads, and Commerce; Immigration, Population and Society; Educational Institutions and Literature; Together with a Detailed Description of Each County; its Topography, Scenery, Cities and Towns, Agricultural Advantages, Mineral Resources, and Varied Productions." Cowan states: ''The best and most reliable work of the time. Many coipes were issued without plates.'' This copy does not have plates. Cowan, pages 150-1; Wheat's Books of the California Gold Rush Number 53. BINDING/CONDITION: this is the deluxe binding; dark brown leather; beveled edges, raised spine bands, all edges gilt; owner's name stamped in gilt on the front cover; the spine hinges are split in spots on the binding, interior hinges are sound; the binding is rubbed away at the top spine; other rubbing to the binding; in general Fair condition, but it does look better than it sounds; structurally sound. ISBN: B00DGRV0R6 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Antwerpen - Johan Barthold Jongkind, 1868.

      ONDERGAANDE ZON IN HAVEN VAN ANTWERPEN?Anvers?. Ets vervaardigd in 1868 door Johan Barthold Jongkind. 3e staat (van 4). Afm. 15,4 x 23,4 cm.Jongkind (1819 ? 1891) had zijn eigen stijl vervolmaakt rond 1860. Hij heeft het ?zware? realisme achter zich gelaten, maar is nog niet zo lichtzinnig als het impressionisme. Hij schetste en aquarelleerde in de open lucht en trachtte exact dat vast te leggen wat er voor hem afspeelde. Meestal lag daarbij de nadruk op de sfeer rondom een te schilderen object, in plaats van op het object zelf. Gedreven door financi?le noodzaak maakte Jongkind toen ook het leeuwendeel van zijn etswerk. Etsen bood immers de mogelijkheid met ??n afbeelding meermaals iets te verdienen.Tegenwoordig is Jongkinds betekenis voor de ontwikkeling van het impressionisme alom erkend. Zijn erfgoed hangt in de grote schilderijencollecties en grafische verzamelingen over de gehele wereld.Literatuur: Michel Melot (1980) ?Graphic art of the pre-impressionists?, nr. J15.Prijs: ?1.750,- (incl. lijst).

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        Steamboat and Erie Canal archive

      Rochester, NY, mid-1860s. Various. "The archive consists of an ALS, a telegram, an invitation, and a first edition booklet called “The Edward Backus Method for Propelling Canal Boats by Steam”, Curtis, Morey & Co., Rochester, NY, 1868. ALS is a single sheet of cream blue lined paper inscribed in black ink and signed “E Backus,” measuring 5” x 8”. Telegram is partly handwritten and printed measuring 5” x 7.5”. Invitation is printed on cream paper measuring 5.375” x 8.375”. Booklet measuring 5.5” x 8.875” is encased in waxed pale pink covers with some discoloration to front.The ALS, written from Newark, NJ on September 23, 1868, is addressed to an unknown “Dear Friend” and offers us the nineteenth-century equivalent of a flustered traveler’s musings while waiting at the airport. Backus complains: “I am here waiting for the lock behind fifty boats, and there are as many more behind me. I passed thru this fore noon and around here about noon inspect to get through the lock about midnight.” Backus appears to be writing from onboard his own vessel, as he later adds: “I had to stop & fix my boiler the next morning after I saw you … have not got a steerman but I guess I can find one.”The November 29, 1867 telegraph was sent to Edward Backus’s business partner J.N. Child, whose name also appears on the August 22, 1868 invitation to view the “Exhibition Trip of the New Steam Canal Boat, ‘Edward Backus’”. The vessel was outfitted with the new Backus propeller wheel, a “driving or traction sub-aqueous wheel, eight feet in diameter and one foot in thickness, which … rested upon the solid bottom of the canal, and revolving on the ground, by its friction propelled the boat” (page 4 of aforesaid booklet). Backus proposed to harness the “slip” or momentum lost when other ways of propulsion, like horse or mule drawing, were used. The booklet acts as a publicity plug, providing potential investors and consumers with an overview of the “Edward Backus Method”. It contains press excerpts from major upstate New York periodicals as well as testimonials. The major advantage of the “Edward Backus Method” was its reduction of coal use, yet this was negated by consequently increased travel time. The September 23, 1868 issue of the Scientific American tells us that the “Edward Backus” delivered 200 tons of coal on its exhibition trip at an average rate of speed of 2 miles an hour from Ithaca to Buffalo. “This rate hardly proves the superiority of this mode of propulsion over that of horses on the score of speed,” the journalist snarkily remarked.This archive testifies to the vital importance of the canal system in American commerce, and also gives us the historical context in which to consider Edward Backus’s cost-saving invention of steam-propelled canal boats. The Erie Canal system connected New York City to the Great Lakes via 363 miles of canals and locks after 1808. At its peak around 1855, 33,000 vessels used the canal to transport goods. Very little is known about Edward Backus, but he continued inventing well into the 1880s, when he patented a modification of brakes."

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        The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication [Complete in 2 volumes]

      New York: Orange Judd & Company, 1868. First American edition. Hardcover. vg. Octavo. x,494,[10]pp. viii,568,[8]pp. Original green cloth with blind-stamped borders on covers and gold lettering on spine. Important 19th century work by Darwin on the domestication of animals and plants with detailed facts about artificial selection and discussion of them. Chapter XXVII contains a description of Darwin's theory of heredity which he called pangenesis. Illustrated with b/w reproductions of in-text drawings. With publisher's advertisement section in rear, as issued. "Authorized edition, with a preface by Professor Asa Gray." Some age wear, staining and sunning on binding. Head and tail of spine and corners slightly bumped. Small white stain on front board of Vol. I. Stamp of "Oxford Bookshop" on verso of rear flyleaf. Usual rippling to leaves, few pages creased. Tight copies with binding in good+, interior in very good condition. Freeman 879.

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        Rare Signature! Incorporating “Genl GA Custer” addressing an envelope in Hays, Kansas, General George Armstrong Custer writes to his wife in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

      Hays City, Kansas, November 5, 1868. 5" x 3". "Envelope addressed by Custer to his wife incorporating his actual signature “Mrs Genl GA Custer / Fort Leavenworth / Kas. / Per Courier,” 5” x 3”. Partial 3¢ George Washington stamp at upper right, postmarked Hays City, Dec 11, no year. Tears at right edge where opened removing part of the stamp. Mrs. Custer has written on the envelope, in pencil, “Nov. 5 / 68,” date of the letter enclosed.Custer usually addressed envelopes to his wife as “Mrs. Genl Custer.” He rarely added his first two initials, signing the way he signed letters and documents, “GA Custer.”“Custer first came to Kansas in 1866 as Lieutenant Colonel of the newly formed 7th Cavalry. He spent late spring of 1867 at Fort Hays, where the Seventh camped until they had accumulated adequate supplies and ammunition for a summer campaign … The 7th Cavalry was charged with rounding up American Indians opposed to the U.S. government's plan to relocate them onto reservations. Custer stayed at Fort Hays periodically until the 7th was reassigned out of the state in 1871.” --- Kansas Historical SocietyThe Custers were stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, during the winters. In ""The Boy General: Story of the Life of Major-General George A. Custer"" as told by Elizabeth B. Custer (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901), Mrs. Custer wrote, “We remained in Kansas five years, during which time I was the only officer’s wife who always followed the regiment.”"

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        LOGAN, THE LAST OF THE RACE OF SHIKELLEMUS, CHIEF OF THE CAYUGA NATION. A Dramatic Piece. To which is added The Dialogue of th eBackwoodsman and the Dandy, First Recited at the Buffaloe Seminary, July the 1st, 1821.

      Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1868. [ii], 76 pages of text. Hardcover binding with marbled paper-covered boards, leather corners, with the spine covered with black paper to match the corners; lightly rubbed. The marbled endpapers are cracked at the hinge, remaining attached but weakened. Sabin 20489: "A terribly dramatic piece." The title continues "...Reprinted from the Virginia Edition of 1823, with an Appendix Relating to the Murder of Logan's Family." This 1868 publication, uncommon itself, is a reprint of the rare first edition.. Early reprint edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        SYNAGOGUE, COR. BROADWAY & 6TH STREET [LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY]

      N.D.. Cardboard. No date (ca. 1868-1875) . Original illustrated mid-29th Century pictorial image mounted on cardboard as issued. 10.5x7.5 cm. Depicts an early post-Civil War Congregation Adath Israel, also known as The Temple, in Louisville, Kentucky. Congregation Adath Israel Brith Sholom “is a Reform synagogue located in Louisville, Kentucky. Originally, the Adath Israel Temple, it adopted its current name following a merger, but is more commonly known by the informal name The Temple. The congregation, the oldest in Kentucky, was chartered in 1842 and has occupied six buildings. It is a founding member of the Union for Reform JudaismÂ…. In 1868 the congregation built an elaborate domed synagogue in an Orientalist style that featured twin towers topped by tall domes and a Torah Ark with a horseshoe arch topped by a similar dome” (Wikipedia 2017) , the building depicted in this image. Lewis Dembitz, prominent lawyer and uncle of Louis D. Brandeis, was likely involved in the synagogue, as he held a prominent role in the establishment of the early institutions of the Reform movement in Louisville. Image depicts synagogue with trees, people walking on the sidewalk, and a horse-drawn carriage and a man pushing a cart in the street. The image is included on the synagogueÂ’s current website. SUBJECT(S) : Synagogues, Louisville, KY, History. Very little markings and rubbing. Pencil markings and slight taining on the back that do not affect the image. Very good + condition. A beautiful and rare image. (AMR-53-7) .

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