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         The Man Who Laughs [L'Homme qui Rit]

      New York: Appleton, 1869. First Edition. cloth. Near fine. 1st edition in English, preceding all. A tour de force, from Hugo's pen, written in the last year of his exile. Precedes the Dana Estes edition, the Caldwell edition, the London edition, and all the others. Original grass green cloth, 1 of 3 colors published concurrently. Pale yellow endpapers, and though also bound with coated yellow endpapers there is no priority and there is no doubt that our book was issued with these endpapers. A few fox marks to the prelims, but the text is clean, 2 specks of wear at the tips, 2 small cloth spots, else near fine, and reasonably bright, outstanding condition for this title. Scarce this nice, despite the low price. A whirlwind indictment of the aristocracy, a satire of sorts, but outwardly a love story, woven through with horror, nearly from the outset. The second chapter, fairly faithfully, illuminates the Comprachicos, a secret, nomadic, criminal society that roamed Europe, financed largely by the extorted purchase of babies, their satirical disfigurement by villainous surgeons (stunted growth, deformed faces, malformed bones), their training as mountebanks, and finally, their sale (typically after reaching maturity), to Lords (as court fools or pages), or to traveling sideshows (circuses of the grotesque).

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         The Malay Archipelago. The Land of the Orang-Utan, and the Bird of Paradise. A Narrative of Travel with Studies of Man and Nature.

      2nd. Ed. Pub. Macmillan. 1869 - Two volume set. Both with half titles, full-titles & illustrated frontispieces. Two folding colour maps and wood-engraved illustrations. 8vo. Hardbacks. A very minor amount of scattered foxing, o/w. contents in fine condition. Endpapers sometime renewed with period style replacements. Original green cloth boards, gilt decoration and lettering in most pleasing, very bright condition. A thoroughly very good set. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         COSMOS:; Revue Encyclopédique Hebdomadaire des Progrès des Sciences, et de Leurs Applleations

      Paris: Bureau D'Abonnement et de Vente a la Librairie Auguste Goin, 1869. First edition. 7 issues, 8vo., varying paginations; stitched into printed self wrappers and untrimmed as issued. One issue has a triangular tear to the last 5 leaves with no loss of text. The various issues are very good to fine. In this contiguous group of weekly issues, 19 June 1869 to 31 July 1869, Charles Cros and Louis Ducos du Hauron, alternate publishing letters in defense of their individual claim of priority of the discovery of the three-color photographic process. A lengthy and substantive dialogue, which closely followed the publication of: Cros, Charles. SOLUTION GÉNÉRALE DU PROBLÈM DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DES COULEURS. Paris: Gauthiers-Villars et au Bureau du Journal Les Mondes, 1869, and preceeded the publication of: Ducos du Hauron, Louis. LES COULEURS EN PHOTOGRAPHIE ET EN PARTICULAR L'HÉLIOCHROMIE AU CHARBON. Paris: A. Marion, Janvier 1870, by several months. Scarce, with but a few holdings in the United States.

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         The Yachtville Boys

      Boston: Henry Hoyt, 1869. First Edition. cloth. Very good. 1st edition of the 3rd baseball novel ever, preceded by Oldfellow's Uncle Nat (1865), and Everett's Changing Base (1868), but The Yachtville Boys cuts some path too. It's the first baseball novel written by a woman, and the first one with a frontispiece illustrating the game being played, although the plate was engraved by an artist who had never seen baseball, so the view looks more like a deformed cricket match, even though the detailed account of the game, as played out in the text, leaves no doubt that the boys are contesting American baseball and no other sport. The Yachtville Boys is also the scarcest of the 3, with just a single defective 1st edition sold at auction in the last 50 years (1993). OCLC verifies that scarcity, locating only 7 copies in libraries worldwide (Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Kansas, Brown, Yale, U. C. L. A. and The American Antiquarian Society). Publisher's cloth, some rubs and wear to the spine tips and corners, (see photograph), inner paper hinges invisibly strengthened, but very good, sound, and with no major flaws, a superior copy of this book. Watch city on city (or country vs. country) team sports, and it's easy to forget that something higher is behind them all. Something so refined and cultured as to defy comparison. These games are no less than, a civilized substitute for war.

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         Maritime Nautical Sailing interest Manuscript Original Sea Pilot's Log Book, Queens Harbour Master, Spithead, Portsmouth Docks, Solent 1869

      Unpublished Manuscript, Portsmouth 1869 - This is a fascinating Original Manuscript book kept by the Queens Harbour Master, a Pilots Log Book recording all the vessels that were guided through the Solent, Spithead into Dock, including Prussian Frigates etc, the book commences on Sunday March 21st 1869, and finishes on 21st July 1869 running to fifty used pages, all fifty pages are fully used except the final leaf, front endpaper lists the Pilot's boat crew as Arthur Trimnell,!, Charles Lewis, Robert Hibbs and Samuel Rodgers, packed with interesting information on the various ships coming in to dock, including Prussian Frigates, etc book is bound in an old half leather binding measuring 32cm by 21cm approx. Cover has general rubbing with mild loss to the leather at spine ends, internally creasing to some pages else in good general condition Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1869 - 1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac, Facsimile Wrappers

      1869. On offer here is an 1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac in entirely original condition apart from the facsimile wrappers. 1869 is commonly regarded as the second scarcest Wisden after the 1875 edition. The copy on offer here has been recently fitted with facsimile wrappers which are in excellent, as new condition. The remainder of the book is entirely original. The title page has the odd very minor mark and the contents page has a little, very light foxing as does the last page - at page 120. Apart from this the contents are in absolutely immaculate, clean condition - original, unmarked and clean. A really excellent example of a very scarce year.

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         Barnaby Rudge. A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty.

      London, Chapman And Hall, 1869. 13 cm x 18.5 cm. 380 Pages. With a Frontpiece by H.K Browne, And Four Illustrations By E. Finden, After Drawings by J. Absoton & Florbeaux. Original Hardcover, half leather with gilt lettering and ornamentations on spine, and marbled paper-covered boards. Very good condition with signs of external wear.

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         Charles Lyell Autographed Letter Signed.

      - Autographed Signed Letter from Charles Lyell, the father of modern geology. It reads, " Wed. Nov. 24, 1869 Sir James Colvile, I have just heard from our friend Dr. Hooker that you wish to meet me tomorrow (Thursday Nov. 25th) at the Athenaeum in the afternoon. I will be there at 1/2 past 3 ockl. P.M. & tell the porter where I am to be found. Most truly yours Charles Lyell." In near fine condition. Double matted and framed opposite a photograph of Lyell. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 17 inches. Sir Charles Lyell was a Scottish geologist who popularized the revolutionary work of James Hutton. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which presented uniformitarianism-the idea that the Earth was shaped by the same scientific processes still in operation today-to the broad general public. Principles of Geology also challenged theories popularized by Georges Cuvier, which were the most accepted and circulated ideas about geology in Europe at the time. His scientific contributions included an explanation of earthquakes, the theory of gradual "backed up-building" of volcanoes, and in stratigraphy the division of the Tertiary period into the Pliocene, Miocene, and Eocene. He also coined the currently-used names for geological eras, Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic. He incorrectly conjectured that icebergs may be the emphasis behind the transport of glacial erratics, and that silty loess deposits might have settled out of flood waters. Lyell, following deistic traditions, favored an indefinitely long age for the earth, despite geological evidence suggesting an old but finite age. He was a close friend of Charles Darwin, and contributed significantly to Darwin's thinking on the processes involved in evolution. He helped to arrange the simultaneous publication in 1858 of papers by Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace on natural selection, despite his personal religious qualms about the theory. He later published evidence from geology of the time man had existed on Earth. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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         The Man Who Laughs [L'Homme qui Rit]

      Appleton, New York 1869 - 1st edition in English, preceding all. A tour de force, from Hugo's pen, written in the last year of his exile. Precedes the Dana Estes edition, the Caldwell edition, the London edition, and all the others. Original grass green cloth, 1 of 3 colors published concurrently. Pale yellow endpapers, and though also bound with coated yellow endpapers there is no priority and there is no doubt that our book was issued with these endpapers. A few fox marks to the prelims, but the text is clean, 2 specks of wear at the tips, 2 small cloth spots, else near fine, and reasonably bright, outstanding condition for this title. Scarce this nice, despite the low price. A whirlwind indictment of the aristocracy, a satire of sorts, but outwardly a love story, woven through with horror, nearly from the outset. The second chapter, fairly faithfully, illuminates the Comprachicos, a secret, nomadic, criminal society that roamed Europe, financed largely by the extorted purchase of babies, their satirical disfigurement by villainous surgeons (stunted growth, deformed faces, malformed bones), their training as mountebanks, and finally, their sale (typically after reaching maturity), to Lords (as court fools or pages), or to traveling sideshows (circuses of the grotesque). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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         Confederate Broadside “Charleston Mercury Extra: Passed Unanimously at 1:15 O’clock p.m. December 20th, 1869. An Ordinance to Dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other States The Union is Dissolved!”

      Charleston, SC - Confederate Broadside “Charleston Mercury Extra: Passed Unanimously at 1:15 O’clock p.m. December 20th, 1869. An Ordinance to Dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other States The Union is Dissolved!” Charleston, SC Dec. 20, 1860. Folio broadside 11 ½ x 22 ½ inches viewable, professionally matted and framed. The first printing of the first secession ordinance. The first American Confederate imprint, issued minutes after South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union. This copy is above average and complete as issued as the wide margins have not been trimmed. A few light creases, offsetting from early folding, per usual, a few small tears and pinholes, per usual, professionally matted and framed. 480

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         Karten der öffentlichen Grundstücke in der freien Hansestadt Bremen nebst Vermessungsregister und Beschreibungen. Bearbeitet im Jahre 1869 von G. H. Lindmeyer. Geometer.

      Bremen, 1869. - Handschriftliches Titelblatt in Rot, Grün und Schwarz, 1 Blatt (Inhaltsverzeichnis), 32 farbige handgezeichnete Kartenskizzen mit handschriftlichen Erklärungen auf den gegenüberliegenden Seiten, Folio (ca. 50,5x35 cm), Halbledereinband der Zeit mit aufmontiertem roten goldgeprägten Einbandtitel. 32 großformatige handgezeichnete farbige Kartenskizzen des damaligen Bremer Geometer Lindemeyer von öffentlichen Grundstücken mit den darauf gebauten Häusern, Büros, Plätzen etc. und die angrenzenden Gebiete. Enthält: Das Kornhaus an der Süsterstraße / Die Wohnhäuser in der Straße Tiefer / Das ehemalige Sperr-Erheberhaus am Bischoffsthore / Die General-Casse und das Statistische Bureau an der Marktstraße / Wohnhaus am Zollschoppen an der Holzpforte / Wohnhaus Catharinenstraße 12 und der kleine Hofplatz / Wohnhäuser Catharinenstraße 24, 26 / Das Stadttheater auf dem Walle / Kornhaus an der Natel (Fangthurm) / Wohnhäuser Klevenhusengang 1 und 2 / Wohnhaus Wichelnburg 7 / Thorhäuser am Ansgarthore / Thorhäuser am Doventhore / Wohnhaus Sanddüne 8 / Das ehemalige Wohnhaus auf der Sanddüne 8 / Das ehemalige Consumtions-Erheberhaus am Stephanithor / Wohnhäuser Werderstraße 21 und Holzstraße 2 / Das ehemalige Torfmagazin im Werder / Immobilie Kurzestraße 5 / Sperrgeld Erheberhaus am Buntenthore / Sperrgeld-Erheberhaus am Hohenthore / Die ehemalige Schlachtschreiberwohnung an der Schlachtpforte / Die Caserne vor dem Hohenthore / Der grüne Kamp in der Neustadt / Die Parcellen Gemüseland 10, 11 und 12 / Die Parcellen Gemüseland 23 bis 29 / Der Lagerplatz an der Herrlichkeit / Der Lagerplatz auf dem Theerhofe / Hofplatz an der Kleinenstraße / Hofplatz hinter dem Brunnen im Rotenthale / Hofplatz an der Huckpforte / Stadtwaage an der Langenstraße. - Der Rücken aufgeplatzt, ältere rudimentäre handschriftliche Rückenaufkleber der Zeit, die Ecken und Kanten etwas bestoßen, die Tafeln nur schwach gebräunt.

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         Pamphlets.

      Bruxelles, (J. H. Briard) chez tous les libraires, 1869. - 8vo. (4), VII, (1), 30, 50, 19, (1), XXXIX, (1). 120, (4) pp. (With:) The same. Pauvre France! Ibid., 1870. (4), 55, (1) pp. Together in contemporary full flexible leather with the original printed yellow wrappers bound within. First collected edition of these early writings by the famous French communard. Contains: L'Abstention (Élections de 1863); Les propos de Labiénus (1865); Histoire d'une brochure (1866); L'Échéance de 1869 (1866); Le deux décembre et la morale (1866); Histoire du deux décembre (by A. W. Kinglake, translated), as well as the separately published "Pauvre France!". Rogeard (1820-96) had had to flee to Belgium after ridiculing the Second Empire in "Les Propos de Labienus" (a fourth edition of which Karl Marx had in his library: MEGA IV.32, 1129). He returned after the proclamation of the Republic in 1870 and was elected to the Conseil de la Commune in 1871. After the fall of the Commune he took refuge in Vienna and later in Budapest, returning to France only after the amnesty of 1880. - Occasional slight browning, but an appealing volume. Rare. OCLC 9510506. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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         Charles Lyell Autographed Letter Signed.

      Autographed Signed Letter from Charles Lyell, the father of modern geology. It reads, " Wed. Nov. 24, 1869 Sir James Colvile, I have just heard from our friend Dr. Hooker that you wish to meet me tomorrow (Thursday Nov. 25th) at the Athenaeum in the afternoon. I will be there at 1/2 past 3 ockl. P.M. & tell the porter where I am to be found. Most truly yours Charles Lyell." In near fine condition. Double matted and framed opposite a photograph of Lyell. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 17 inches. Sir Charles Lyell was a Scottish geologist who popularized the revolutionary work of James Hutton. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which presented uniformitarianism-the idea that the Earth was shaped by the same scientific processes still in operation today-to the broad general public. Principles of Geology also challenged theories popularized by Georges Cuvier, which were the most accepted and circulated ideas about geology in Europe at the time. His scientific contributions included an explanation of earthquakes, the theory of gradual "backed up-building" of volcanoes, and in stratigraphy the division of the Tertiary period into the Pliocene, Miocene, and Eocene. He also coined the currently-used names for geological eras, Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic. He incorrectly conjectured that icebergs may be the emphasis behind the transport of glacial erratics, and that silty loess deposits might have settled out of flood waters. Lyell, following deistic traditions, favored an indefinitely long age for the earth, despite geological evidence suggesting an old but finite age. He was a close friend of Charles Darwin, and contributed significantly to Darwin's thinking on the processes involved in evolution. He helped to arrange the simultaneous publication in 1858 of papers by Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace on natural selection, despite his personal religious qualms about the theory. He later published evidence from geology of the time man had existed on Earth.

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         Jeterseville and Sailors Creek From Surveys under the direction of Bvt. Brig. Gen. N. Michler, Maj. of Engineers By Command of Bvt. Maj. Genl. A.A. Humphreys, Brig. Genl. & Chief of Engineers 1867

      U.S. War Department, 1869. unbound. very good. Map. Photolithograph lined with canvas. Image measures 19.75" x 33.75" Beautifully detailed Civil War map, showing Jetersville in Virginia, southwest of Richmond. This unusual map was part of a series of surveys by the U.S. War Department, showing all topographical features, private residences, railroads, waterways, major routes and significant landmarks, with relief in hachures. Published in the atlas "Military Maps Illustrating the Operations of the Armies Of The Potomac & James May 4th 1864 to April 9th 1865 including Battlefields of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor, The Siege Of Petersburg And Richmond Battle-fields of Five Forks", 1869. Creasing and chips to original centerfold and edges. Reinforcements to corners. Major John E. Weyss was a topographical engineer and surveyor. Hard to find.

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         PROCESSO FOTOGRAFICO AL CARBONE

      Tip. della Societ_ Cooperativa, 1869. In 8_, bross. ed., pp. 65, alcune ill. n.t. Cop. mancante, quasi completamente slegato, fior. Discrete condizioni._ L'Autore, membro della Societ_ Francese di Fotografia e nel 1881 relatore speciale della sezione Fotografia all'Esposizione Industriale Italiana che si svolse a Milano nel 1881, espone in questo volumetto il suo metodo per il processo fotografico al carbone, dando indicazioni dettagliate riguardo ai materiali da usare. _Partendo dalle origini e descrivendo il processo di Alfonse Poitevin, l'inventore del metodo nella met_ dell'Ottocento, il processo Geymet ed Alker, Marechal e Tessi_, l'Autore propone riflessioni e consigli intorno alla pratica, la causa e i rimedi degli insuccessi. Una curiosit_: l'Autore invita gli aspirtanti fotografi a cimentarsi nel nuovo metodo e a partecipare al concorso fotografico da lui indetto con in palio una medaglia d'argento per il primo classificato, avente da un lato il ritratto di Giovanni Battista della Porta, scopritore della camera oscura e al rovescio: l'iscrizione Premio Montagna, Concorso per la Fotografia al Carbone 1870.

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         The Man Who Laughs [L'Homme qui Rit]

      New York: Appleton, 1869. First Edition. cloth. Near fine. 1st edition in English, preceding all. A tour de force, from Hugo's pen, written in the last year of his exile. Precedes the Dana Estes edition, the Caldwell edition, the London edition, and all the others. Original grass green cloth, 1 of 3 colors published concurrently. Pale yellow endpapers, and though also bound with coated yellow endpapers there is no priority and there is no doubt that our book was issued with these endpapers. A few fox marks to the prelims, but the text is clean, 2 specks of wear at the tips, 2 small cloth spots, else near fine, and reasonably bright, outstanding condition for this title. Scarce this nice, despite the low price. A whirlwind indictment of the aristocracy, a satire of sorts, but outwardly a love story, woven through with horror, nearly from the outset. The second chapter, fairly faithfully, illuminates the Comprachicos, a secret, nomadic, criminal society that roamed Europe, financed largely by the extorted purchase of babies, their satirical disfigurement by villainous surgeons (stunted growth, deformed faces, malformed bones), their training as mountebanks, and finally, their sale (typically after reaching maturity), to Lords (as court fools or pages), or to traveling sideshows (circuses of the grotesque).

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         Science de la morale

      Librairie Philosophique de Ladrange - Paris, 1869, 2 vol. in-8 demi-chagrin brun à 4 faux-nerfs soulignés de filets dorés (reliure de l'époque) 2ff.-VIII-608pp. / 2ff.-591pp. Edition originale rare de ce texte majeur de la philosophie morale et sociale, écrit dans une optique républicaine. Bon exemplaire en reliure de l'époque. [Attributes: First Edition]

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         Charles Lyell Autographed Letter Signed.

      Autographed Signed Letter from Charles Lyell, the father of modern geology. It reads, " Wed. Nov. 24, 1869 Sir James Colvile, I have just heard from our friend Dr. Hooker that you wish to meet me tomorrow (Thursday Nov. 25th) at the Athenaeum in the afternoon. I will be there at 1/2 past 3 ockl. P.M. & tell the porter where I am to be found. Most truly yours Charles Lyell." In near fine condition. Double matted and framed opposite a photograph of Lyell. The entire piece measures 14 inches by 17 inches. Sir Charles Lyell was a Scottish geologist who popularized the revolutionary work of James Hutton. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which presented uniformitarianism-the idea that the Earth was shaped by the same scientific processes still in operation today-to the broad general public. Principles of Geology also challenged theories popularized by Georges Cuvier, which were the most accepted and circulated ideas about geology in Europe at the time. His scientific contributions included an explanation of earthquakes, the theory of gradual "backed up-building" of volcanoes, and in stratigraphy the division of the Tertiary period into the Pliocene, Miocene, and Eocene. He also coined the currently-used names for geological eras, Palaeozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic. He incorrectly conjectured that icebergs may be the emphasis behind the transport of glacial erratics, and that silty loess deposits might have settled out of flood waters. Lyell, following deistic traditions, favored an indefinitely long age for the earth, despite geological evidence suggesting an old but finite age. He was a close friend of Charles Darwin, and contributed significantly to Darwin's thinking on the processes involved in evolution. He helped to arrange the simultaneous publication in 1858 of papers by Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace on natural selection, despite his personal religious qualms about the theory. He later published evidence from geology of the time man had existed on Earth.

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         "The Invention of Printing"

      Framed artwork. This piece replicates an original engraving first published in 1869 as the frontispiece to the second volume of Evert Duyckinck's "History of the World from the Earliest Period to the Present Time". The image depicts in rich color an imagined scene of Gutenberg, identified by his long beard and fur cap, examining the first proof of his Bible. Around him are gathered three workers, with various instruments for printing lying about the background. The piece has been painted in oil on mill-board, which, according to a label on the back of the board, was sold by Winsor & Newton, an art-supply firm who has retained a Royal Warrant since 1841. This image has now become iconic and can be seen through print and web sources, but never with this much detail or with this particular color palette. Housed in an elaborate gold frame, which shows minor wear, else fine. Framed painting measures 13" by 11 3/4"

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1869 - 1869 Wisden Rebind without Covers - Rare 6th Edition.

      1869. Hi, This lot is an 1869 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers, this is known as the third rarest , or possibly joint second with the 1864 , behind the 1875 and you see many 1870s for each 1869. This rebind is in Very Good condition, the sixth edition of Wisden. The book is in very good condition, the red binding/boards are a bit old and worn but the book inside is in very good condition with very clean pages and minimal spotting, gilt to the spine. A small trimming at an angle to the tp of the book but not close to any text at all, it is a nice tall book. A superb book.

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         Two Autograph Letters, signed ("Dean Sage"), to his prospective sister-in-law, "My dear Jennie," 8 December 1868, and to his brother Will, 4 March 1869

      Albany, 1869. 2 pp. on ruled paper; 3 pp. on letterhead of H.W. Sage & Co. Wholesale Lumber Merchants Albany, N.Y. 8vo. First letter fine; second letter with a few blotted words, small paper flaws along one fold, very good. 2 pp. on ruled paper; 3 pp. on letterhead of H.W. Sage & Co. Wholesale Lumber Merchants Albany, N.Y. 8vo. Two intimate letters from Dean Sage, member of the prominent Albany firm of lumber merchants founded by his father H.W. Sage. The first is to his prospective sister-in-law Jennie (Jane, née Curtin, 1847-1893), after learning of her engagement to his brother Will. He welcomes her to the family, and writes "I think I have never longed so much to meet a person I have never seen." The second letter is to his brother Will, (William Henry Sage, 1844-1924), recalling their great love for each other from boyhood to the present "in spite of our frequent quarrels." Dean Sage (1841-1902) is remembered as author of a great late-nineteenth century sporting book, The Ristigouche and Its Salmon Fishing (1888), and as one of the great American angling collectors.

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         American Beauty Personified as The Nine Muses

      (Boston: A.A. Childs & Co. Printed by Rand, Avery & Frye), 1869. Fine. First edition. Text by Charles Astor Bristed. Small square quarto. [34]pp. Green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt. Publication information in gilt on rear board. Tiny smudge on front board else a fine and bright copy, with the images crisp and clear. Gift inscription on front fly: "Miss Annie Evans with Compliments of Frank Ellis. Nov. 14, 1872." Tipped-in frontispiece portrait albumen photograph of artist Joseph Fagnani, with nine additional albumen photographs from portraits of American women by Fagnani, each sitter identified lightly in pencil in the hand of a previous owner under her portrait. The book was meant to accompany the exhibition of paintings of the "Nine Muses" in 1869 in New York by Italian painter Joseph Fagnani, who used American models to stress the American, over the European, ideal of beauty. The paintings depicted in the book are now held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A lovely copy. Reportedly one of only 50 copies in this format.

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         The Policeman's Note Book and Manual, compiled for the use of the Madras Town Police.

      Madras: printed at the Asylum Press, Mount Road by William Thomas. 1869 - Bound with occasional blanks in orig. paper-covered boards, front board has integral pencil holder & pocket for inserted notes; a little soiled & worn, hinges repaired with archival tape, sl. tear to upper hinge of flap. BL only on Copac; no copies listed on OCLC. The Madras Police was formed by the Raj in 1857, in response to the Indian Rebellion, and employed both ?European? and ?Native? constables, making this an interesting document issued by a multicultural police force in its infancy. The listed offence of ?Causing mischief or obstruction by negligently driving cattle?, the protocol for saluting while wearing a turban, and the chapter on judging the height of members of different ethnic groups hint at the complexities faced by an occupying power. The tensions inherent in colonial administration are apparent throughout; examples include the advice that women be searched ?by females in strict accordance with caste and custom?, and the instruction to ?preserve your temper? if ?spoken to rudely or abused? The famous British obsession with queuing is very much in evidence, in a section on the importance of imposing order on lines of carriages (by preventing ?cutting in?). Rather lively examples of murder are given: ?A, lays sticks over a pit with the intention either of causing death, or knowing that the injuries likely to accrue from falling therein will kill a person. Z, falls into the pit and dies. A has murdered Z?; ?A, attempts to pull Z?s nose, and is seized by Z. A in a passion kills Z, this is murder, because Z was lawfully exercising the right of private defence? Oddly, given that the manual seems to be an attempt to encompass every aspect of police life - from rules of the beat, to court appearances, through to pensions - it is surprisingly vague on legal matters, warning that the contents ?must not be accepted as exact definitions of existing law?, instead aiming to set out the ?rudiments? to new recruits. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         L'Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche. 2 volumes.

      Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie. 1869 - Traduction de Louis Viardot avec 370 compositions de Gustave Doré gravées sur bois par H. Pisan. (dont 120 à plein page). Complet & Contrôlé. Premier tirage. Paris, Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie. - 1869. Tome 1 - XXIV et 586 pages. Tome 2 - 636 pages. Belle reliure pleine percaline rouge de l'éditeur. Dos orné et doré. Premiers plats ornés d'une plaque dorée avec titre, auteur et illustrateur encadrés de filets et fleurons angulaires à froid. Manque étiquette de tomaison sur le T1. Quelques rousseurs sur le texte, rares sur les planches. Très bon état. Format in-folio (38x28). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Phineas Finn, the Irish Member. With. illustrations by J.E. Millais

      London: Virtue & Co. 1869 - First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, vi, (ii), 320; vi, (ii), 328 pp. 20 plates, occasional light foxing, marbled endpapers. Bound by Root and Son in later half calf, t.e.g., gilt spine with morocco labels, an excellent set. Sadleir 30.

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         The Yachtville Boys

      Boston: Henry Hoyt, 1869. First Edition. cloth. Very good. 1st edition of the 3rd baseball novel ever, preceded by Oldfellow's Uncle Nat (1865), and Everett's Changing Base (1868), but The Yachtville Boys cuts some path too. It's the first baseball novel written by a woman, and the first one with a frontispiece illustrating the game being played, although the plate was engraved by an artist who had never seen baseball, so the view looks more like a deformed cricket match, even though the detailed account of the game, as played out in the text, leaves no doubt that the boys are contesting American baseball and no other sport. The Yachtville Boys is also the scarcest of the 3, with just a single defective 1st edition sold at auction in the last 50 years (1993). OCLC verifies that scarcity, locating only 7 copies in libraries worldwide (Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Kansas, Brown, Yale, U. C. L. A. and The American Antiquarian Society). Publisher's cloth, some rubs and wear to the spine tips and corners, (see photograph), inner paper hinges invisibly strengthened, but very good, sound, and with no major flaws, a superior copy of this book. Watch city on city (or country vs. country) team sports, and it's easy to forget that something higher is behind them all. Something so refined and cultured as to defy comparison. These games are no less than, a civilized substitute for war.

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         Juvenile Sketchbook of Animals;1869.

      1869 - Small landscape octavo, approx 5" x 7". 16 unpaginated sketches, plus a further 8 inscribed pages (in an adult hand) and sketches loosely inserted in a slightly larger size. Stitched thin pale green card wraps with printed titles and decorative border in black to upper cover and "Joseph age 8 March 12th 1869" inscribed inside border. A sketchbook of animals (giraffes, zebra, horses, elephants, camels, gnu and a hare) drawn by the artist in childhood, mostly in pencil, with one watercolour inside rear cover. Ms inscription pasted to verso of upper cover: "I certify that this book of drawings is the work of my uncle Joseph Crawhall 1861-1913 John E Crawhall-Wood March 1968". John Emerson Crawhall-Wood (1909-1981) was the son of Joseph Crawhall's younger sister Beatrice (Bea), who married John Wood of Easingwold. Covers lightly scuffed and soiled; corner of inscribed label torn with loss, but signature and dates intact. Joseph Crawhall III (1861-1913) was born at Morpeth, Northumberland, and trained at King's College, London, before going to Paris to work with Aime Nicolas Morot (French 1850-1913) in 1882. He came from a family of well-established Northumbrian artists and was the third generation to bear the same name; his relatives encouraged the young Joseph is his artistic endeavours and he grew into one of the most distinguished painters of animals and birds of his day. Joseph's father taught him how to draw and made him work from memory, and he carefully preserved his son's early drawing books, naming and dating each one. Young Joseph's efforts were regarded as important and even before the age of ten he had shown great talent. One of his earliest known works "Lion Attacking Giraffe" dates from 1869, the same year as this sketchbook, which is very clearly related in both subject matter and style, redolent with movement and life. Crawhall's biographer Adrian Bury describes the above drawing thus, "Most children can and do draw, but the difference between this work and average juvenilia is that it is inherent with the qualities of genius". By 1873 his prep school art master said " I can teach him nothing, he already knows more than I do". During the 1880s and 1890s, Joseph Crawhall's work became associated with the Glasgow Boys, and he was strongly influenced by the Impressionists; many of Crawhall's works are now in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and in the Burrell Collection, Glasgow. Bury, Joseph Crawhall The Man & The Artist, especially pp 38-43.

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         G. W. Colton's Township Map of the State of Iowa

      G.W. & C.B. Colton, New York 1869 - Folding pocket map, full period hand-colouring, ornamental border. Census table at lower right. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth covers, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover, Colton ad on the front pastedown. Colton pocket map of Iowa Iowa experienced explosive growth during the 1860s, largely as a result of the rapid development of the state's railroad system. At the beginning of the decade, Iowa's few railroads were entirely confined to the eastern one-third of the state. By the time Colton published this fine map in 1869, several lines had pushed to its western border, including the Mississippi & Missouri Railroad, which joined the transcontinental railroad at Council Bluffs. This map is similar to another one published by the Coltons in the same period, though smaller and without the "sectional" divisions. Rumsey 0180 (1855 issue); Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 337 (1862 issue). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         The Man Who Laughs [L'Homme qui Rit]

      New York: Appleton, 1869. First Edition. cloth. Near fine. 1st edition in English, preceding all. A tour de force, from Hugo's pen, written in the last year of his exile. Precedes the Dana Estes edition, the Caldwell edition, the London edition, and all the others. Original grass green cloth, 1 of 3 colors published concurrently. Pale yellow endpapers, and though also bound with coated yellow endpapers there is no priority and there is no doubt that our book was issued with these endpapers. A few fox marks to the prelims, but the text is clean, 2 specks of wear at the tips, 2 small cloth spots, else near fine, and reasonably bright, outstanding condition for this title. Scarce this nice, despite the low price. A whirlwind indictment of the aristocracy, a satire of sorts, but outwardly a love story, woven through with horror, nearly from the outset. The second chapter, fairly faithfully, illuminates the Comprachicos, a secret, nomadic, criminal society that roamed Europe, financed largely by the extorted purchase of babies, their satirical disfigurement by villainous surgeons (stunted growth, deformed faces, malformed bones), their training as mountebanks, and finally, their sale (typically after reaching maturity), to Lords (as court fools or pages), or to traveling sideshows (circuses of the grotesque).

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         Phineas Finn: The Irish Member

      London: Virtue & Co, 1869. First British Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition. vi, list of illustrations, 320; vi, list of illustrations, 328 pp. Two volumes. Contemporary half leather with green patterned cloth, gilt titles on spine, plain endpapers. Good+ condition overall. Leather worn and chipped along edges, stained from green cloth. All illustrations present, although a few tissue guards seem to have bitten the dust. A few light stains in text. Vol. 1 front cloth stained, front hinge feels stiff as if it has been repaired, back hinge split. Vol. 2's hinges split, a number of pages have reading creases. The second "Palliser" novel, whose publisher went out of business not long after this publication.

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         John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1869 - 1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac, Facsimile Wrappers

      1869. On offer here is an 1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac in entirely original condition apart from the facsimile wrappers. 1869 is commonly regarded as the second scarcest Wisden after the 1875 edition. The copy on offer here has been recently fitted with facsimile wrappers which are in excellent, as new condition. The remainder of the book is entirely original. The title page has the odd very minor mark and the contents page has a little, very light foxing as does the last page - at page 120. Apart from this the contents are in absolutely immaculate, clean condition - original, unmarked and clean. A really excellent example of a very scarce year.

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         American Beauty Personified as The Nine Muses

      (Boston: A.A. Childs & Co. Printed by Rand, Avery & Frye), 1869. Fine. First edition. Text by Charles Astor Bristed. Small square quarto. [34]pp. Green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt. Publication information in gilt on rear board. Tiny smudge on front board else a fine and bright copy, with the images crisp and clear. Gift inscription on front fly: "Miss Annie Evans with Compliments of Frank Ellis. Nov. 14, 1872." Tipped-in frontispiece portrait albumen photograph of artist Joseph Fagnani, with nine additional albumen photographs from portraits of American women by Fagnani, each sitter identified lightly in pencil in the hand of a previous owner under her portrait. The book was meant to accompany the exhibition of paintings of the "Nine Muses" in 1869 in New York by Italian painter Joseph Fagnani, who used American models to stress the American, over the European, ideal of beauty. The paintings depicted in the book are now held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A lovely copy. Reportedly one of only 50 copies in this format.

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         [Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea] Veinte Mil Leguas de Viaje Submarino

      Madrid: Establecimiento Tipografico de Tomas Rey y Compania, 1869. First Edition. Very Good. Riou; Hildibrand. First edition in Spanish, and the earliest edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea known in book form, preceding the French and English editions. Two parts in one volume, 247, 287 pp. + 2 page index, with illustrations by Riou and Hildibrand. Brown leather spine over brown pebbled cloth, floral patterned end papers. Rubbing, soiling, and light chipping to cloth. Several stains to fore edge. Pages toned, with foxing and occasional staining. One page toward rear is torn, missing the bottom quarter. Rear hinge is exposed, though binding is intact. An exceptionally rare copy of Verne's science fiction masterpiece.

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         Collectible letters 1869-1889 post civil war in Philadelphia

      1869 - 220 cancelled and stamped letters Dates from 1869 to 1889 , it's 20 years of the post civil war era in Philadelphia Those are the personal letters of William F. Ewers, and he was according to those letters first member of the fraternal organization called American legion of honor according to Wikipedia was founded on 1878 in Boston and went out of business on 1905 due to the high rates of death. On those letters you will found a huge list of its members,the date that each of them joined the organization, the date and the reason of death and the occupation on his life .and according to these letters Mr Ewers was a high ranked member of the Phoenix council no487 so he get those constant updates about the death total and the financial statements of the organization which you won't find in any book in the world The second part is a correspondence letters between Mr Ewers and another organization this time is a military corporation it's the Armory First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry he was members of it too in those letters there are a number of invitations for assembly with date and reason signed by captains and lieutenants of that era 1870-1873 and according to Wikipedia this army is the first USA army and it was founded in 1774 and used to be the personal bodyguard of George Washington.and this army still active today with just 35 members The third part of these letters is Mr Ewers personal letters between his love and extra jobs on orchestra and price negotiation and a lot of it signed by members of the city of Philadelphia at that era lawyer, More important that each of these have the address the stamp and ups cancellation and by reading those letters it built this clear picture of the activity and people s life after the civil war in Philadelphia. Let me know if you have any questions,. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        COSMOS:; Revue Encyclopédique Hebdomadaire des Progrès des Sciences, et de Leurs Applleations

      Bureau D'Abonnement et de Vente a la Librairie Auguste Goin, Paris 1869 - 7 issues, 8vo., varying paginations; stitched into printed self wrappers and untrimmed as issued. One issue has a triangular tear to the last 5 leaves with no loss of text. The various issues are very good to fine. In this contiguous group of weekly issues, 19 June 1869 to 31 July 1869, Charles Cros and Louis Ducos du Hauron, alternate publishing letters in defense of their individual claim of priority of the discovery of the three-color photographic process. A lengthy and substantive dialogue, which closely followed the publication of: Cros, Charles. SOLUTION GÉNÉRALE DU PROBLÈM DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DES COULEURS. Paris: Gauthiers-Villars et au Bureau du Journal Les Mondes, 1869, and preceeded the publication of: Ducos du Hauron, Louis. LES COULEURS EN PHOTOGRAPHIE ET EN PARTICULAR L'HÉLIOCHROMIE AU CHARBON. Paris: A. Marion, Janvier 1870, by several months. Scarce, with but a few holdings in the United States. [Attributes: First Edition]

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