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        The Indian tribes of Guiana; Their Condition and Habits. With Researches into Their Past History, Superstitions, Legends, Antiquities, Languages, &c

      London: Bell and Daldy, 1868, 1868. First edition thus; a smaller version was issued in London in 1851 and New York in 1852. Sabin 7746. Cloth a little soiled and rubbed; frontis detached; rear hinge enforced with tape; a good, sound copy.. 8vo, original blind-stamped green cloth, gilt lettering. Frontis, folding map, 18 plates, four text illustrations and title-page vignette. Errata slip tipped in. Reverent Brett spent 55 years as a missionary in Guyana, dying there in 1886. Ownership label of Henry L. Jost, Jr., Kansas City, on the front paste-down.

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        Fables de la Fontaine

      Garnier Freres 1868 - Fables de la Fontaine. Illustrations par J.J. Grandville - 2 volumes in one - Paris: Garnier Freres, 1868 - 4to (7 ½ x 10 3/4”) leather spine with gilt decoration in compartments, all edges gilt - 667 p. - 19,3 x 18 cm. Condition: Excellent copy. Slight foxing and browned on first few pages else near fine. Close to 250 fables by La Fontaine and Aesop are illustrated with a profusion of exquisitely detailed engravings by Grandville. He is in his element fancifully portraying all of the humanized animals and the engravings are quite well printed. The text also includes a 20 page essay on the life of Aesop. A very well preserved copy [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Rendez-vous des Chats in La Chronique illustrée.

      P., La Chronique illustrée, Supplément au Petit Figaro, 25 octobre 1868, un double feuillet grand in-folio (569 x 397). Marge droite très légèrement effrangée, pli horizontal et vertical d'origine, très bel exemplaire. - 11e numéro de la Chronique illustrée, comportant la célèbre illustration de Manet titrée Le Rendez-vous des chats - Dessin original de Manet, reproduite à quasi pleine page en 4e de couverture (438 x 334), ainsi que l'article annonçant la publication de l'ouvrage de Champfleury." Cette lithographie, représentation cocasse du rendez-vous bien parisien de deux chats sur un toit, annonce la publication d'un livre de Champfleury sur les chats avec des illustrations tirées de différentes sources, notamment d'un album japonais. Exécutée d'après une aquarelle gouachée qu'elle reproduit en l'inversant, tirée sur vélin blanc et collée au centre d'une grande affiche de papier violet aux lettres noires, elle fut placardée sur les murs à partir du 17 octobre 1868 (date du dépôt légal) et obtint un succès retentissant. Un cliché reproduisant la lithographie grandeur nature parut dans la Chronique illustrée du 25 octobre avec un article annonçant la parution de l'ouvrage. Une semaine après l'apparition de l'affiche sur les murs, cet article évoque déjà le " célèbre dessin de Manet ", en mentionnant sa reproduction (une gravure sur bois) dans le livre, " la plus curieuse de toutes ces curieuses illustrations ".Le livre connut un vif succès et la lithographie servit de nouveau pour une petite affiche de librairie, tirée sur un papier ordinaire avec le texte imprimé en rouge, annonçant la deuxième édition. Cette lithographie est devenue extrêmement rare ; déjà, en 1884, un article de la Gazette des Beaux-Arts évoquait " l'affiche devenue introuvable " de Manet ( ) ; cette lithographie fut l'une des premières affiches véritablement artistiques à décorer les murs de Paris. " (Sources : Juliet Wilson, Manet, dessins, aquarelles, eaux-fortes, lithographies, correspondance, éd. Huguette Berès, 1978, fiche 78).Superbe exemplaire absolument non rogné et n'ayant jamais été relié, à l'illustration très bien contrastée, le papier étant resté bien blanc et sans aucune rousseurs, condition des plus rares et désirables.Nous joignons à l'exemplaire la tête de collection de la Chronique illustrée (du numéro spécimen, supplément au Petit Figaro du 14 août 1868 correspondant au N°1 au N°86 (manquent les Nos 70 & 82)), états divers.

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        Modern American Architecture. Designs And Plans For Villas, Farm-Houses, Cottages, City Residences, Churches, School-Houses, &c., &c.; Containing Fifty-Five Original Plates Giving In Details Plans And Illustrations Suited To All Parts Of The Country

      Troy: A.J. Bicknell & Co, 1868. First edition. Hardcover. Orig. publisher's cloth decorated in blind, front cover lettered in gilt. Very good. Unpaginated. Folio, 35 x 27 cm. Tinted lithographic frontispiece, four text pages. 8 pages of adverts at rear, three of which for hot air furnaces. A fine pattern book by Cummings, from Troy, New York and Miller, from Toledo, Ohio. The authors give designs in plan and elevation for a wide variety of dwelling houses as well as designs for row houses, tenement houses, fire engine house, school houses, street front commercial buildings, churches, etc. Scarce if not rare work. Plates lithographed and printed by Julius Bien, New York. Clipping mounted to blank recto of Plate 1. Interior contents very fresh and clean, backstrip extremities nicked, modest extremity rubbing. HITCHCOCK 306.

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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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        Les Progrès de l'industrie à l'Exposition universelle. Portefeuille des ingénieurs, mécaniciens, constructeurs, architectes, fabricants, directeurs d'usines, etc

      1868 - 2 volumes grand in-folio, de Paris, A. Morel, 1868-1869, , 2 volumes grand in-folio, de I. (6) pages, 102 planches, (1) feuillet de table -II. (2) pages, 120 planches et (1) feuillet de table, demi-chagrin brun, dos lisse orné (Reliure de l'époque), Très important et rare recueil, comprenant 240 belles planches techniques de machines et d'appareils exposés à l'Exposition universelle de 1867. Chacune d'elles, montée sur onglet et exécutée avec une grande exactitude et un soin particulier, contient une description succincte qui explique le mécanisme ainsi que des données d'établissement, des résultats ou des calculs. Légères rousseurs sur les feuillets de texte, les planches sont très bien conservées. Frottements à la reliure, dos et charnière du premier volume accidentés avec décollement du cuir. Traces d'humidité sur les plats. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Original Signed Photograph

      - An extremely rare signed portrait photograph of the notoriously awful soprano, shown as a young woman playing the piano, surrounded by baskets of flowers, her wig clearly visible. She has inscribed and signed on the mat: "Happy Easter! To Charlie and Betty With love from 'Lady Florence.'" One large tear to the mat at the upper edge, and some light water damage and wear to the other edges, but photograph untouched and overall in very good condition. 7 x 9 inches (18.4 x 23.5 cm), matted to 9 x 11 inches (22.7 x 29 cm).Florence Foster Jenkins, an American girl born in 1868 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to a well-to-do family, has become a legend as "the world's worst opera singer."  She made some vanity 78 rpm records for the Mel-o-tone label during World War Two, and in October 1944 hired Carnegie Hall for a recital.  The bad reviews that resulted from that recital were said to break her heart and she died a few weeks later at age 76, but the recordings have kept her name and her art alive.  In recent years there have been several plays about her, and this year there are three full-length movies.  The first, a French comedy-drama titled "Marguerite," was released earlier this year.  A second, produced in Britain and starring Meryl Streep as Jenkins, is being released in the USA in August, 2016, and later this year a German docu-drama starring soprano Joyce di Donato as Jenkins will premiere.  Two different full-length biographies of Jenkins have appeared within the last weeks in England, one by Darryl Bullock and the other by Jasper Rees. However, autograph material and other historical memorabilia of Jenkins is of the utmost rarity.  

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        Reise der

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

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        CABINET MAKER'S ALBUM OF FURNITURE; COMPRISING A COLLECTION OF DESIGNS FOR THE NEWEST AND MOST ELEGANT STYLES OF FURNITURE.

      Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, . 1868 - [4]pp. plus forty-eight engraved plates. Oblong octavo. Original green cloth, gilt- stamped cover. Internally bright and clean. Very good. The third furniture pattern book published in America, issued simultaneously with another Baird title, GOTHIC ALBUM FOR FURNITURE MAKERS. It was preceded by books called THE CABINET-MAKER'S ASSISTANT, published in 1840 and 1842. Depicted are a variety of bed stands, bureaus, wardrobes, tables, bookcases, and more, in a Renaissance Revival style. They are patterned after mid-19th- century French designs. All early American furniture books are rare.

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        Young Men of Great Britain: a journal of amusing and instructive literature: conducted by E.J. Brett. Vol. I-XVI, XXI, XXV, XXXIV, XXXV, XXXVII, Vol. II, III, new series. 23 vols in 20. 4to.

      Newsagents? Publishing Co. (Edwin J. Brett.) 1868-89 8217 - A made up set in mixed condition. Vols IV-X, XII, XIV, XV, XVI are of the reissue. Vols I-III, in half black roan, red labels, vols IV, V, VII, VIII, XIII-XV in orig. maroon cloth, vols VI & XXI, n.s. vol. II-III in original wraps, black cloth spines, the last disbound, vols IX & X, XI & XII, XV & XVI bound together in half black calf, one with red label, vols XXV-XXXVI in brown binder?s cloth causing some browning; some wear. In 1868 Edwin Brett established this companion to Boys of England, aimed at a slightly older readership, edited by Vane St John. It was subsequently combined to form Boys of the Empire and Young Men of Great Britain, 1889. (We have a number of odd volumes, mostly from the reissue, available separately, and also some parts as issued, some in wrappers.) [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Die berühmte Fußkünstlerin Louise Ebbighausen, ohne Arme geboren, hat die Ehre, in ihren außerordentlichen Fußleistungen sich zu produciren. Dieselbe hat es in ihrer Kunst so weit gebracht, daß sie nicht nur allein mit den Füßen esssen und trinken kann, sondern die geschicktesten weiblichen Arbeiten zu verrichten im Stande ist, z. B. das Häkeln, Nähen, Stricken, Schreiben, Spinnen u. s. w., dieses verrichtet sie alles mit den Füßen, und zwar mit solcher Leichtigkeit, wie man es sonst mit den Händen verrichten sieht. Die Künstlerin hatte auf ihren Reisen bereits die Ehre, vor sämmtlichen europäischen Höfen sich zu produciren und können Damen sich an ihrem Unterrich betheiligen im Verfertigen künstlicher Blumen aus Wachs und Perlen. (Unterzeichner:) C. Steiner.

      Druck von J. G. Ling in Ulm, ca. 1868. Einblattdruck mit typographischem Text im Rahmen und kl. Holzschnitt-Portrait der Louise Ebbighausen. Blattgr.: 31 x 21 cm. Der umtriebige Veranstalter Steiner wirbt mit reichen Geschenken für jede gelöste Eintrittskarte, von Damenkleidern bis hin zu silbernen Taschenuhren. - Exemplar aus der Circus-Sammlung des Herzog Max in Bayern (1808-1888), mit dessen eigenhänd. Vermerk "München, Jakobidult 1868". Bücher de

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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 financiële noodzaak maakte Jongkind toen ook het leeuwendeel van zijn etswerk. Etsen bood immers de mogelijkheid met één 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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        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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        SYNAGOGUE, COR. BROADWAY & 6TH STREET [LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY]

      N.D. - 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 Judaism . 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 synagogue’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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        Manuscript Notebook kept by Albert Cushing Crehore in 1899 relating to his work with George Owen Squier on Synchronous AC Telegraphic Systems

      1868. Small quarto, approximately 180 pages, entries in both pencil and ink, plus numerous laid in materials, including diagrams, etc., bound in contemporary oil cloth covered flexible boards, paper label mounted on front cover reads: "A.C. Crehore & G. O. Squier Cable E." Some rubbing to covers, in very good, clean condition. Significant scientific notebook kept by Cornell and Dartmouth physicist Albert Cushing Crehore1 (1868-1958) while working on synchronous AC telegraphic systems with George Owen Squier2 (1865-1934). Squier was a soldier and electrical engineer, who while stationed in Fort Monroe, Virginia in 1894 set up an electrical engineering laboratory for the Artillery Corps. In collaboration with Albert Crehore, a Dartmouth physicist he had met in graduate school, Squier invented electrical instruments for range finding and studying high-speed projectiles. Crehore and Squier invented and patented in 1897 the Polarizing Photo-Chronograph to measure short intervals of time. He also experimented with submarine telegraphy. He and Crehore took out several telegraphy patents (Squier eventually held sixty-five patents) and in 1899 cofounded the Crehore-Squier Intelligence Transmission Company to exploit these ideas commercially. The research eventually came to the attention of Chief Signal Officer Adolphus Greely, who assigned Squier to the Signal Corps during the Spanish-American War and later to cable laying duty in the Philippines. Eventually a network of thirty submarine telegraph cables were laid out and put in operation from 1900 to 1903. The research Crehore and Squier enaged in were invaluable to the development of an understanding of the military advantages of electrical communications. The pair's research took them to England, which is noted on the first page: "Aug 3, 1899... bid Squier adieu. Squier took 12m train for Liverpool to catch the Germanic for New York which sailed Wednesday.Mr. Warner came to station to meet us. Mr. Wise was to send man with papers for Squier to sign..." The following pages contain notes and diagrams detailing experiments and proposals in his work which was to contribute greatly to the development of the teletype and related instruments. One of the early diagrams is of "Transmitters in series," with notes: "Send alphabet and see if the various letters are all right, and whether the signals can be received at all or not with present windings..." A later note reads: "Have prepared sine wave machine to send from Waterville. Causo asked to adjust relay, and has done so. Asked to measure voltage from cable to earth, and speed to 160." In an entry dated Waterville, August 20, 1899: "Have experimented today. Began by trying to receive through transformer. Joined ... line through primary to earth without condenser and using 1000 to 1000 ratio received good signals up to 200 letters per min ..."There are many more passages revealing the scientific process which lead to breakthroughs in communication and transmission. Crehore invented the first Interperometer Barograph to study waves of pressure in atmosphere. He patented in 1900 a duplex-dilex system of telegraphy installed on the Pennsylvania Railroad between Pittsburg and Toledo. He wrote Synchronous and Other Multiple Telegraphs, (McGraw: 1905); was on the staff of the College of Physicians and Surgeons to develop his invention of the Micrograph used to record the action of the heart in 1910. Crehore sold several inventions to General Electric relating to electric railroads. Crehore invented and patented about 1900 a machine he called the Typewriting Telegraph and with his brother and others formed the Typewriting Telegraph Company to promote it. This machine was the forerunner of the teletype machine. It was said that the owners of the teletype patents had to wait until Dr. Crehore's patents had run out before launching their apparatus. Crehore was to later establish himself as a notable nuclear physicist, he wrote in 1926 The Progress of Atomic Theory; What the Neutron Is, in 1941; Atomic Theory, 1942; in 1943 The Crehore Atom, A Mathematical Treatise for The Steady States; in 1951 he published The All Nuclear Atom and Its Implications, amongst numerous other books, papers and articles. Accompanied by a copy of Crehore and Kin 1620-1961, by Amy H. B. Crehore Falcon (Evanston: 1962) 1. Who's Who in America, volume 13, pp., 214; American Men of Science, 9th edition, p. 403, Who Was Who in America, vol. 42. American National Biography, vol. 20, pp., 520-522; Dictionary of American Biography, vol. IX, pp., 489-490

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1868 - 1868 Wisden Rebound Fabulous Condition

      1868. This 1868 original Wisden has been recently rebound by Scriveners Bookbinders in Buxton, Derbyshire in dark green cloth with a dark leather spine and the title and year in gilt to the spine. The rebinding has been beautifully done. The book has been rebound without it's wrappers but the book is completely original, unmarked and in very fine condition - the pages are clean and bright with no markings at all. It would be difficult to find a better copy.

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        Saadja's Arabischer Midrasch Zu Den Zehn Geboten: Herausgegeben, In's Hebräische Und Deutsche Übertragen Von Wilhelm Eisenstädter. . . Tafsir El-asar el-kalimat. . . asarat ha-devarim bil-Arabi [MIdrash in Arabic of the Ten Commandments]

      Im Selbstverlage des Herausgebers. Druck von Jcob Schlossberg, Vienna, Wien 1868 - WorldCat: Libraries worldwide that own item: 11. XII, 34 pages. Pages detached, no binding.

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        Manuscript Notebook kept by Albert Cushing Crehore in 1899 relating to his work with George Owen Squier on Synchronous AC Telegraphic Systems

      Small quarto, approximately 180 pages, entries in both pencil and ink, plus numerous laid in materials, including diagrams, etc., bound in contemporary oil cloth covered flexible boards, paper label mounted on front cover reads: "A.C. Crehore & G. O. Squier Cable E." Some rubbing to covers, in very good, clean condition. Significant scientific notebook kept by Cornell and Dartmouth physicist Albert Cushing Crehore1 (1868-1958) while working on synchronous AC telegraphic systems with George Owen Squier2 (1865-1934). Squier was a soldier and electrical engineer, who while stationed in Fort Monroe, Virginia in 1894 set up an electrical engineering laboratory for the Artillery Corps. In collaboration with Albert Crehore, a Dartmouth physicist he had met in graduate school, Squier invented electrical instruments for range finding and studying high-speed projectiles. Crehore and Squier invented and patented in 1897 the Polarizing Photo-Chronograph to measure short intervals of time. He also experimented with submarine telegraphy. He and Crehore took out several telegraphy patents (Squier eventually held sixty-five patents) and in 1899 cofounded the Crehore-Squier Intelligence Transmission Company to exploit these ideas commercially. The research eventually came to the attention of Chief Signal Officer Adolphus Greely, who assigned Squier to the Signal Corps during the Spanish-American War and later to cable laying duty in the Philippines. Eventually a network of thirty submarine telegraph cables were laid out and put in operation from 1900 to 1903. The research Crehore and Squier enaged in were invaluable to the development of an understanding of the military advantages of electrical communications. The pair's research took them to England, which is noted on the first page: "Aug 3, 1899... bid Squier adieu. Squier took 12m train for Liverpool to catch the Germanic for New York which sailed Wednesday.Mr. Warner came to station to meet us. Mr. Wise was to send man with papers for Squier to sign..." The following pages contain notes and diagrams detailing experiments and proposals in his work which was to contribute greatly to the development of the teletype and related instruments. One of the early diagrams is of "Transmitters in series," with notes: "Send alphabet and see if the various letters are all right, and whether the signals can be received at all or not with present windings..." A later note reads: "Have prepared sine wave machine to send from Waterville. Causo asked to adjust relay, and has done so. Asked to measure voltage from cable to earth, and speed to 160." In an entry dated Waterville, August 20, 1899: "Have experimented today. Began by trying to receive through transformer. Joined ... line through primary to earth without condenser and using 1000 to 1000 ratio received good signals up to 200 letters per min ..." There are many more passages revealing the scientific process which lead to breakthroughs in communication and transmission. Crehore invented the first Interperometer Barograph to study waves of pressure in atmosphere. He patented in 1900 a duplex-dilex system of telegraphy installed on the Pennsylvania Railroad between Pittsburg and Toledo. He wrote Synchronous and Other Multiple Telegraphs, (McGraw: 1905); was on the staff of the College of Physicians and Surgeons to develop his invention of the Micrograph used to record the action of the heart in 1910. Crehore sold several inventions to General Electric relating to electric railroads. Crehore invented and patented about 1900 a machine he called the Typewriting Telegraph and with his brother and others formed the Typewriting Telegraph Company to promote it. This machine was the forerunner of the teletype machine. It was said that the owners of the teletype patents had to wait until Dr. Crehore's patents had run out before launching their apparatus. Crehore was to later establish himself as a notable nuclear physicist, he wrote in 1926 The Progress of Atomic Theory; What the Neutron Is, in 1941; Atomic Theory, 1942; in 1943 The Crehore Atom, A Mathematical Treatise for The Steady States; in 1951 he published The All Nuclear Atom and Its Implications, amongst numerous other books, papers and articles. Accompanied by a copy of Crehore and Kin 1620-1961, by Amy H. B. Crehore Falcon (Evanston: 1962) 1. Who's Who in America, volume 13, pp., 214; American Men of Science, 9th edition, p. 403, Who Was Who in America, vol. 42. American National Biography, vol. 20, pp., 520-522; Dictionary of American Biography, vol. IX, pp., 489-490

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        Le petit chose

      The first edition, rare and very sought-after (Clouzot) of which there were no large paper copies.Elegant and superb navy blue morocco by Septier, spine in five compartments, date in gilt at foot of spine, gilt roulettes to head- and tailpieces, moiré endpapers and pastedowns, sextuples gilt fillets and fillet frame to covers, double gilt fillets to edges of covers, covers preserved, all edges gilt.A rare and very goo copy nicely bound.Provenance : the library of José Peraya with his ex libris to a free endpaper. Grasset Paris 1868 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        Enid

      1868. (DORÉ, Gustave) TENNYSON, Alfred. Enid. London: Edward Moxon, 1868. Large folio (12-1/2 by 16-1/2 inches), original full red morocco, raised bands, inlaid blue morocco title piece within ornamental gilt cover border, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $2500.First Doré-illustrated edition of TennysonÂ’s Enid, one of the four stories that made up his poetic treatment of the Arthurian legend, Idylls of the King, with nine rich, full-page steel engravings by Doré. Beautifully bound in full gilt-decorated red morocco. The copy of Lincoln Kirstein, co-founder of the New York City Ballet.Tennyson “was one of the finest lyrists of the English tongueÂ… There are besides in all his non-lyric poems passages of profound meditative music. Half at least of what he wrote the world would not willingly let die. Tennyson in a sense is EnglandÂ’s VirgilÂ… [and] with TennysonÂ’s death in 1892, a great epoch of English poetry came to a close” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 612-13). This wonderful production by publisher Edward Moxon, with nine steel-engraved Doré illustrations, was one of a series of four stories, each to be first published separately and then combined as Idylls of the King. They appeared in three formats: regular folio with steel engravings (offered here); portfolio with photogravures of DoréÂ’s paintings; and a set of signed proofs. “Moxon was the only publisher ever to commission steel engravings from Doré. His total cost for these editions must have been staggeringÂ… [He] published 42 Doré folios of Tennyson and Hood in 12 yearsÂ… The steel engravings give much more of a speckled look to the scenes, different from the grainy look of DoréÂ’s usual wood engravings. It produces a dreamy, mystical, serene [feeling] that is quite different for DoréÂ… The first title came out in December of 1866 to rave reviews” (Malan, 97). Malan, 303. Gift bookplate of Lincoln Kirstein, co-founder of the New York City Ballet and credited with bringing Balanchine to America.Text and plates fine, with only an occasional small spot of foxing. A splendid production, gorgeously bound.

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        The north-western hymn book. A collection adapted to church, Sunday school, and revival services

      Chicago: [Spalding & LaMontes, printers and stereotyper, 138 Lake St.], 1868. Only edition, 32mo, pp. 250, xi, [1]; slightly 4rubbed, but a very nice copy in original printed tan paper-covered boards, brown cloth shelf-back; new black cloth clamshell box with red morocco label on the spine. Ante-Fire Imprints, 1382.

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        CABINET MAKER'S ALBUM OF FURNITURE; COMPRISING A COLLECTION OF DESIGNS FOR THE NEWEST AND MOST ELEGANT STYLES OF FURNITURE

      Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird, 1868. [4]pp. plus forty-eight engraved plates. Oblong octavo. Original green cloth, gilt-stamped cover. Front hinge starting. Internally bright and clean. Very good. The third furniture pattern book published in America, issued simultaneously with another Baird title, GOTHIC ALBUM FOR FURNITURE MAKERS. It was preceded by books called THE CABINET-MAKER'S ASSISTANT, published in 1840 and 1842. Depicted are a variety of bed stands, bureaus, wardrobes, tables, bookcases, and more, in a Renaissance Revival style. They are patterned after mid-19th-century French designs. All early American furniture books are rare.

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        Autograph letter signed ("F. Freiligrath").

      Stuttgart, 28. XII. 1868. - 8vo. 1 page. To an unnamed addressee, asking for tickets to visit the Royal Castles. - Small damage to edges.

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        Dryaden.

      Copenhagen, C. A. Reitzel, 1868. - 8vo. 60 pp. Bound with both original wrappers in later half cloth. First edition. - Provenance: descendants of Henriques family, in whose home Andersen had been a frequent visitor during the last fifteen years of his life. The house was full of life and happy days as a large circle of both Danish and foreign musicians and artists visited the salons and parties held there. The friendship with the family was established in August Bournonville's home, where the poet first heard the young, talented Therese Henriques (1833-83) playing the piano. Immediately, a warm friendship between the two was kindled, and it would last a lifetime. - A tear to the front wrapper repaired, otherwise fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Deseret furst bok [First Book]

      1868. (YOUNG, Brigham) DESERET UNIVERSITY. [The Deseret furst bok by the Regents of the Yionivursti]. [Salt Lake City: Deseret University], 1868. 12mo, original half brown cloth, printed paper boards; pp. 36. $1650.Scarce first edition of the first book printed in Brigham Young’s experimental “Deseret Alphabet,” illustrated with wood-engraved title page and 23 in-text woodcuts.In 1852, a committee called by Brigham Young, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, began preparing a new alphabet. “President Young hoped to simplify English spelling in order to speed literacy learning by immigrants and children. The committee consisted of Parley P. Pratt, Orson Pratt, Heber C. Kimball, George D. Watt and others. (Watt had learned shorthand in England, which proved influential.) After two years, the group came up with a set of 38 characters. Every character had ‘a fixed and unalterable sound and every word is spelled with reference to given sounds.’ A type font was manufactured in St. Louis and used in Salt Lake to publish a few items during the 1850s and 1860s. Despite lack of enthusiastic response from the public, the project crept along, culminating in 1869 in the printing of the entire Book of Mormon” (Brigham Young University). Two school readers, of which the present volume is the first, preceded the Book of Mormon, each of which was published in an edition of 10,000 copies. “Although few of these books were sold, some Sunday schools as well as territorial schools used them. In 1873 Pratt estimated the cost of printing a meager library of 1000 titles at $5 million—prohibitively expensive for a sparse population in a subsistence economy. Those already literate had little incentive to learn the Deseret Alphabet, while illiterates would have had very little to read. The death of President Young in 1877 marked the end of efforts on its behalf” (Encyclopedia of Mormonism). With wood-engraved title page and 23 in-text woodcut vignettes, mostly depicting children at work, school and play. Flake & Draper 2817. Typed letter regarding bibliography affixed to front pastedown.A very nearly fine copy.

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        Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States

      1868. First Edition . Signed. STEPHENS, Alexander. A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States. Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Atlanta; Chicago and St. Louis: National Publishing and Zeigler McCurdy, (1868-70). Two volumes bound in one. Octavo, 20th-century three-quarter brown morocco gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt. $15,000.First edition of the “most elaborate—and best—argument for the constitutional validity of the doctrine of state sovereignty and the right of secession” (Howes), written by the Vice President of the Confederacy, Alexander Stephens. Very scarce presentation copy with a dedication letter entirely penned, signed, and dated by Stephens bound in at the front, which reads in part: ""In this Book will be found as the author thinks not only the true principles of the Constitution of the United States of America; but a truthful exposition of the real cause, character and conduct of the late [war] between those States…""Alexander Stephens had a remarkable career, rising from youthful poverty and overcoming extreme physical frailty to be one of the most influential American politicians and constitutional thinkers of the 19th century. After success as a lawyer earned him a fortune, Stephens served in the Georgia legislatures and then the U.S. House of Representatives from 1839 to 1859, where he was friendly with Abraham Lincoln. He then served as vice president of the Confederacy throughout the Civil War. As the war progressed Stephens was increasingly at odds with President Jefferson Davis, and was one of the leader of efforts for a peace settlement; he was one of the three Confederate leaders to meet with Lincoln at the Hampton Roads Peace Conference. After the war he was imprisoned for five months, during which time he began work on the present work. Stephens was fully reconciled to the outcome of the war, and served again in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1873 until his election as Governor of Georgia in 1882 (he died the same year). The dedication letter from Stephens bound into the front matter reads: ""In this Book will be found as the author thinks not only the true principles of the Constitution of the United States of America; but a truthful exposition of the real cause, character and conduct of the late [war] between those States with its results up to the time at which it was written. Mr. Pliny Freeman the author hopes will give it at least a careful as well as thorough and impartial perusal. Washington D.C. 18 Feby 1874. Alexander H. Stephens."" The 20 plates include 16 portraits and, in Volume II, a map of Manassas and three facsimiles of autograph correspondence between the author and Abraham Lincoln. With two leaves of publisher's advertisements bound in at rear of Volume II; Volume I without leaf of ads at rear. A typed transcript of Stephens' statement has been bound in as well. Eicher 174. Howes S938. In Tall Cotton 173. Nicholson, 800. Work, 368. See Sabin 91279; Wright 1075. The recipient, Pliny Freeman, was a New York actuary who controlled one of the first mutual insurance companies, New York Life, for many years. He spent much time in Washington in the 1860s and '70s lobbying Congress.Internally clean and fresh. A handsomely bound volume in fine condition, most desirable with Stephens' manuscript statement.

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        American Naturalist Illustrated Magazine 1868-74 lovely antique 8 vol set plates

      1868 - The American Naturalist, An Illustrated Magazine of Natural History. (8 volume set, complete from vol. 1 #1- vol. 8- #12) Issued Salem, Mass. 1868-1874 by Peabody Academy of Science. Each volume c. 750 pp. , all with plates w/ tissue guards, 1 tipped-on photographic plate, many b&w lithographed full page single sided plates & in-text woodcut illustrations. Original a monthly serial publication, the magazine found uniformly bound and specially presented as a complete set at the end of this period. Very nice set, all boards ornately gilt pictorially stamped, outlined in blind rules. Very well illustrated throughout, a vast array of areas covered. Some of the topics discussed includes : spiders, Rocky Mountain animal life in Colorado, ancient Indian pottery,entomology, flowers, falcons, fauna, Hampton Beach, fish of diff. species, Geology, telescopes, caves, rock inscriptions oceans, and these are taken a handful selected from the Contents Index of vol. 1. Just randomly opening a couple more volumes, one quickly sees topics such as Eskimo dogs, taxidermy, aquariums, Montana Territory, reptiles, Aboriginal mount builders of TN, Nicaragua, Great Lakes Beach at Lake Michigan, Indians of California, Chinese in San Francisco, White Mts. of NH, fossils, sponges, ants, rattlesnakes, on and on. Beautiful looking antique set of books. Set shows clear signs of usage and age, some of the spine ends display some fraying to the cloth, couple volumes slightly shaken from being browsed, but as the pictures show, still a noble, clean and handsome looking old set of books. The set remains very well preserved, giving off an air of having sat in a glass book case for 100 years untouched. The outstanding large gilt pictorial devices on each cover remain as bright and fresh in appearance as near to when they were issued in the 19th century. Contents remains clean, tight & fresh. Fine period illustrations throughout make the set absolutely unique and most satisfying to handle. Quite the set for the right scientifically minded individual with a fine library of antique books. One of the primary virtues of this set is that it's unique. A one of a kind set of antique bindings, this is the only set which survives today which looks like this, exhibiting this particular patina of time. The set casts off a visual aura utterly unlike books made today and no other set which survives today looks like this one. If you put this set in a bookcase in an old house, it will look like it's been sitting there for a long time. Each volume measures c. 6 1/2" W x 9 1/2" H. Set measures c. 15" W across shelf. A heavy & monumental set, rarely found complete and so nicely preserved.[A6733] A picture is worth a thousand words. Please examine pictures closely, as what you see pictured is what we will send you. [note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

      Head rare collection of first edition of this revue.bindings half marine shagreen, back with five nerves set with golden threads and double blind fillets, small traces of some minor friction back, marbled paper boards, some small traces scratches on portions guards and contreplats of handmade paper, first boards of each issue and kept most of the second flat, binders of époque.Nombreuses illustrations.Quelques small foxing without gravité.Première aerospace publication, after a first failed attempt in 1864 by Aeronaut Nadar: "The child that I have not been able to grow is now up to you, sir, and it is I who thank you for adoption." Contibutions Nadar, Hureau de Villeneuve, the Duke of Argyll, Charles Delcourt, joseph Pliny the Landelle Gustave, Charles De Louvrié, Croce-Spinelli, Albert Bertaux, Arwed Salives, EJ Marey, the Boisrouvray Maurice Alexander Pillet, Yves Guillot Felix Caron, James and Charles Chavoutier. W. Fonvielle, Tridon Louis, Alphonse Pénaud, J. Janssen, Mondot de la Gorce, Pierre Thomas, Paul Bert, Dupuy de Lome, aurel saco, Marcel devic, Renoir, Dr Petard, Gaston Tissandier ... Became a badge rarity, this review constittue an important testimony of the aviation adventure and concurrency between the lightest and heaviest that air.Ensemble a badge rareté.Nous offer for sale or the complete set which concerning the first eight years (2500 euros), or year by year (April 1868 - December 1869: EUR 750; January 1870 - December 1871: EUR 700; January 1872 - December 1873: EUR 700; January 1874 - December 1875: 700 euros ). --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Aux bureaux et à la rédaction de la revue l'Aéronaute Paris Avril 1868 - Décembre 1875 15,5x23,5cm 117 fascicules reliés en 4 volumes

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        Exposition de 1867. Délégation des ouvriers relieurs

      - Au siège de la commission, Paris 1868-1869-1875, 11,5x18,5cm, 2 volumes reliés. - First Edition. Associazioni completi vitello ghiacciato caramello, torna con cinque nervi set con fili d'oro ornati con scatole tripla medaglia d'oro del titolo di cioccolato marocco, numero del volume parte marocco menta, date e luoghi code dorate, le ruote d'oro sui cappelli, cornici triple filetti dorati sulle copertine, graffi minori su lastre piccole, dorate sui tagli, che incorniciano una vasta pizzo oro sulle guardie, tutte, belle rilegature dorate poi firmato fette F. Bouche. Libro Illustrato 9 tavole associazioni. Raro e finissima copia, completa in due volumi, superbamente preparati. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale. Reliures en plein veau glacé caramel, dos à cinq nerfs sertis de filets dorés ornés de triples caissons dorés, pièce de titre de maroquin chocolat, pièce de tomaison de maroquin menthe, dates et lieux dorés en queues, roulettes dorées sur les coiffes, encadrements de triples filets dorés sur les plats, infimes épidermures sans gravité sur les plats, filets dorés sur les coupes, encadrement d'une large dentelle dorée sur les gardes, toutes tranches dorées, superbes reliures de l'époque signées de F. Bouché. Ouvrage illustré de 9 planches de reliures. Rare et très bel exemplaire, complet en deux volumes, superbement établi.

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        The Special Operations of War, comprising The Forcing and Defence of Defiles; The Forcing and Defence of Rivers, and the Passage of Rivers in retreat: The Attack and Defence of Open Towns and Villages; the Conduct of Detachments for Special Purposes; and Notes on Tactical Operations in Sieges

      Providence: Sidney S. Rider & Brother, 1868. First edition. Hard Cover. good. Octavo. 126pp Red cloth. Gilt lettering to front cover. illustrated. Inscribed and signed " with author's regards". Large stain to front cover. Binding tight. Following the Civil War, General Lippitt wrote four military books, A Treatise on the Tactical Use of The Three Arms, Infantry, Artillery, and Cavalry in 1865, A treatise on intrenchments in 1866, The Special Operations of War: comprising the forcing and defence of defiles; the forcing and defence of rivers in retreat; the attack and defence of open towns and villages; the conduct of detachments for special purposes; and notes on tactical operations in sieges in 1868, and Field service in war: Comprising marches, camps and cantonments, outposts, convoys, reconnaissances, foraging, and notes on logistics in 1869.

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        Four (4) menus with original envelopes for the First through Fourth Annual Dinners of the Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard plus an announcement and dance card associated with the events 1868-1871

      - Four (4) different menus for the annual dinner of the association. Each menu with the first being January 8, 1868 includes the Officers, Music, Bill of Fare and Programme of the Evening. Each menu measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/4". Each with it's original envelope. Also includes an anouncement for the meeting to adopt the Constituion and elect Officers for the ensuing year, dated Nov. 21st, 1867. The final item in the grouping is a dance card for Sociables of the Hartford City Guard for 1-12-1870. Some discoloration The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. It was composed of those persons who were active or honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865. The Association’s main objective was social with the intention "to keep alive old and pleasant memories and perpetuation of recollections of the old Company." Each year they held a reunion on the second Wednesday of January. The first reunion was held on January 8, 1868. At their 50th reunion held in 1917, it was agreed that it should be the last reunion.

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        Madeleine Férat

      First edition which has not been derived great papers. Bound in half green morocco with corners, back with five nerves, when tail, covers and spine preserved, antique binding. lightened spine deficiencies restored on the flat and back covers. Nice copy free of foxing. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! A. Lacroix Paris 1868 12,5x19cm relié

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

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

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        Finely penned document signed, in English, (1819-1901, from 1837 Queen of Great Britain)

      1868 - to the President of Peru (José Balta, 1816-1872, President from 1868), acknowledging his letter saying that Don Francisco de Rivero's resignation as Peruvian Ambassador had been accepted, assuring him "that the language and conduct of Mr. de Rivero . have been such as to merit Our Approbation and Esteem, and to maintain and improve the relations of Friendship and good Understanding" between their countries, and recommending the President "to the Protection of the Almighty", signed also by George Villiers, 4th Earl of CLARENDON, (1800-1870, Foreign Secretary 1853-1858, 1865-1868 and 1868-1870), 2 sides 12½" x 8" black-edged and conjugate blank, Windsor Castle, 12th December [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Lettera autografa firmata a Jules Boucoiran. Bruyere, 18 Mars 1868

      1868. 4 pp. in-8, vergate recto verso e busta con indirizzo. Lunga ed interessante lettera indirizzata a Jules Boucoiran, amico di George Sand e precettore dei suoi figli. Juliette Adam nata Lambert (1836 -1936) fu scrittrice, amica di George Sand e di Yuliana Glinka, pubblicò i primi romanzi di Paul Bourget e Le Calvaire, incoraggiò gli inizi letterari di Alexandre Dumas figlio e Léon Daudet. Lo scritto parla dell'amicizia, dell'ammirazione e del sentimento provato dalla Lambert verso la Sand. "Je sens en moi sa presence reele à tout instant. Elle est ma religion..il me faut dans l'humain et le vivant des admirations passionnées, je cherche et je veux des divinités terresteres. Madame Sand qui m'a donné son esprit pas son c?ur, la raison de tous mes enthousiasmes est l'amie divine et vivant que je deavais trouver. Je ne lui demande rien que d'etre et de melaisser la regarder et idolatre..». Interessante ed appassionata lettera.

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

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

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        Original Political Cartoon, in pencil, signed with his monogram 'JT', (Sir John, 1820-1914, Caricaturist & Illustrator of 'Alice in Wonderland')

      1868 - of the Angel of Peace confronting Napoleon III in civilian dress, who attempts to disarm her by raising his hat to her, she points to the numbers of soldiers listed on a sheet in her hand, 'L'Armée Françoise 800,000' and 'Garde Nationale 400,000', in the background French troops are marching past with fixed bayonets, 8" x 6¼" in margins 10½" x 7½" on stiff paper, lightly held in a folding window mount 14½" x 12¼", no place, no date, but The two figures are finely drawn, the soldiers behind them lightly indicated. This drawing appeared in 'Punch' on 18th January 1868, (Vol. 54, p. 27), under the title 'A Peace Movement (?)', with a short interchange printed below. Peace asks 'Pray, what does this mean, Your Majesty?'. Napoleon III replies, 'Entirely in your interest, dear Madam, Special Constables, merely - My Special Constables'. A similar figure of Peace occurs in Tenniel's drawing of 29th September 1866 (Vol. 50, page 133, 'Vulcan's Best Customer'). Vulcan complains that thanks to her, his Cyclops have all downed tools, and he is left to fulfil the massive orders, listed in the corner of that drawing, by himself. Both drawings refer to the great rearmament by France and Germany following the German Civil War in 1866, which culminated in the war of 1870. 'Special Constables' were much in the news in Great Britain, large numbers having been drafted in to cope with the Fenians. Tenniel was the chief political cartoonist for 'Punch' from 1864 to 1901. It is fascinating to compare this drawing with the 'Punch' version (photocopy included) and to see how the engraver has heightened certain effects, such as Napoleon III's ingratiating pose, the details of Peace's wings, and her expression of disapproval.

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        MADRASIANA. By W. T. Munro, Philomath.

      Caleb Foster, Foster Press, 23, Rundall's Road, Vepery., Madras 1868 - FIRST EDITION. 12mo. 4.25 x 7 inches. viii + 300 pp. List of Subscribers, p. iv. Bound in original cloth, gilt. Spine sunned but otherwise a very good copy. 1871 inscription on first free endpaper. An account of life in and the buildings of Madras, including churches and chapels, secular buildings and miscellaneous observations, known to have been written by the Rev. William Taylor. Part IV reprints contributions made to the Neilgherry Excelsior. A very scarce Madras printed title, with a subscribers' list of only fifty one copies (plus a number not yet received from 'the interior'). COPAC lists two copies in the British Library and the National Library of Scotland. Other entries in WorldCat are for the later 1889 edition or online copies. TOPOGRAPHY INDIA TOPOGRAPHY CHURCHES ASIA 19TH CENTURY TOPOGRAPHY

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        A Walking Tour of Normandy

      Richard Bentley, 1868-01-01. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Blue cloth. 1870 Christmas prize book-plate. Green cloth. Gilt edged. Some signature's binding strings are loosening. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide

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

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

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        De la terre à la lune

      - 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 dos Charles Magnier, à la couleur brun van dick. Percaline finement grainée. Hormis les coiffes 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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