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        The Yachtville Boys

      Henry Hoyt, Boston 1869 - 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. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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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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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First American edition, first printing. About Very Good. Spine cloth faded with shallow chipping at ends, light rubbing and light soiling to cloth, tape stains to paste downs, joints exposed on both sides of the front free end paper with associated rubbing to the fore edge of ffep, previous owner details at front and a ding to the edge of the page block causing chips to several page edges; else a much nicer copy than normally encountered. The first edition to be printed in America, following the suppressed 1865 edition which utilized British sheets, and of which there are few surviving copies.

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        Odes et Ballades. Les Orientales. Les Feuilles d'automne. Les Chants du Crépuscule. Les Voix intérieures. Les Rayons et les Ombres. Les Contemplations. La Légende des siècles. Les Chansons des rues et des bois. Edition elzévirienne. Ornements par E. Froment.

      - Paris, Helzel et cie (impr. Jouaust), 1869-1870. 10 volumes in-12, reliure bradel plein maroquin émeraude (Carayon), dos ornés, couvertures et dos conservés, non rognés (dos légèrement brunis). Imprimé sur papier vergé de Hollande. Complet des 10 volumes. Sous une riche reliure de Carayon. Très bel exemplaire. * Voir photographie(s) / See picture(s). *** Membre du SLAM et de la LILA / ILAB Member. La librairie est ouverte du mardi au samedi de 14h à 19h. Si vous souhaitez passer à la librairie pour un livre, merci de nous prévenir au préalable, l'ensemble du stock visible en ligne n'étant pas immédiatement consultable. *** Langue : Français

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        2 Eigenh. Brief m. U.

      Wien, 3. Juni und 2. Juli 1869. - Zusammen 2 SS. auf 2 gefalt. Doppelbll. 4to. Beide Briefe an Wilhelm Schaup (1838-1899): "In Folge Ihrer geneigten Bestellung erlaube ich mir anzuzeigen, daß ich in circa 3 Wochen einen schönen Flügel der gewünschten Gattung zur Verfügung stellen werde, und zugleich die Versicherung zu geben, daß ich es gewiss als Ehrensache betrachten werde Ew Wohlgeboren ein besonders schönes, gelungenes Instrument zu liefern [ ]" (Eigenh. Brief mit U., Wien, 3. Juni 1869). "Auf Ihre sehr geschätzte Zuschrift vom 28/6. ist es mir leider sehr schwer eine befriedigende Antwort zu geben. Bösendorfer's Instrumente aus damaliger Zeit sind im allgemeinen gut und solid gearbeitet, und kann ein solches nach mäßiger Benützung und sorgfaltiger Behandlung leicht noch 300 bis 350 fl werth sein, es kann aber auch durch Einwirkung äußerer Umstände, allzu vieles und starkes Spielen (namentlich Walzer), und Unkenntnis des jeweiligen Stimmers kaum mehr einen Werth von 150 fl repräsentieren. Hinüber ein endgültiges Urtheil abzugeben ist mir ohne es gesehen zu haben natürlich ganz unmöglich, so sehr es mir zum Vergnügen gereiche würde, Ew Wohlgeboren in dieser Beziehung bestens dienen zu können [ ]" (Eigenh. Brief mit U.; Wien, 2. Juli 1869). - Wilhelm Schaup kaufte 1858 ein kleines Brauhaus und wurde damit zum Begründer der Großbrauerei Zipf in Oberösterreich. Durch technische Modernisierung konnte er die Firma zur größten oberösterreichischen Brauerei machen. Er gründete ein Betriebskrankenhaus sowie eine Betriebskrankenkasse und richtete einen Unterstützungsfonds ein. 1870-93 war er als Mitglied der Fortschrittspartei, dann der Vereinigten Linken Abgeordneter zum Reichsrat. - Nach einer Lehre als Orgelbauer bei Friederici in Hildesheim trat Ehrbar als Praktikant in die Klavierfabrik Eduard Seuffert ein, wurde bald Geschäftsleiter und leitete seit 1855 selbständig die Fabrik. "Er machte erstmals Gebrauch vom Gußrahmen im Klavierbau und bekam seit 1862 eine Reihe von internationalen Preisen für seine Fabrikate. Im franzisko-josephinischen Wien führte Ehrbar einen namhaften Salon und machte sich um die Förderung junger Künstler verdient. 1876/77 ließ er durch Joseph Weninger ein Palais erbauen, in dem sich ein großer Konzertsaal befand" (DBE, Saur). Zu Ehrbar vgl. auch MGG VII, 1105 und X, 1917. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        De la terre à la lune

      - Hetzel, Paris 1869, In-8 (18x27,7cm), 169pp., relié. - Nuova edizione illustrata con 41 disegni e una mappa di De Montaut dopo l'edizione originale illustrato 1868. editor di cartonnage ha dichiarato: "Al mazzi di rose terzo tipo" a verde erba.   - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition illustrée de 41 dessins et une carte par De Montaut après l'édition originale illustrée de 1868. Cartonnage d'éditeur dit "Aux bouquets de roses du 3e type" à la couleur vert gazon. Assez belle première plaque, bien nette, avec quelques minimes frottements. Coins émoussés. Coiffes froissées et frottées. Un petit accroc sur le mors inférieur. Second plat avec une virgule blanchâtre et de menus traces de frottement. Rousseurs éparses, fortes sur la page de titre. Déchirure au feuillet de la table des matières avec manque de presque la moitiè du feuillet sans atteinte au texte. Des cahiers brunis. 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. NB : Cet ouvrage est disponible à la librairie sur demande sous 48 heures.  

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        Christmas Books, A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, The Haunted Man

      Chapman and Hall, UK 1869 - New Edition 1869. A charming illustrated anthology of Dickens' work themed around Christmas. Illustrated by Sir Edwin Landseer, Macilise, Stanfield, F. Stone, Doyle, Leech, and Tenniel. Works consists of A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man. Very nice original quality decorative binding. Gilt to page edges. Book is very good with bright boards. Contents good. Very un-common in the original cloth. More images can be taken upon request.Ref Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Book of Mormon [printed in the Deseret Alphabet]

      New York: Published for the Deseret University by Russell Bros, 1869. First edition. Hardcover. xi, 443p. Octavo [23 cm] in finely pebbled black cloth with title and image of the Salt Lake Temple gilt-stamped on spine, boards ruled in blind. Shallow chipping to spine tips, corners moderately bumped and exposed, else very light wear; hinges mobile, but sound; familial ownership history inscribed in ink for front free endpaper, else interior is unmarked, with crisp, bright leaves. As related in the inscriptions on the front endpaper, this copy was given to Glenn Groesbeck Smith by Will Lund of the Church Historian's Office. This notation was written by Groesbeck Smith's wife Christene Johnson Smith, who has also added her own name and address. The following entry, dated 1979, is by their son, Lyman E. Smith, who then notes that the book was given to his son in 1994. Glenn Groesbeck Smith was the brother of George Albert Smith, the Eighth President of the Church. He was also the great-grandson of John Smith, Joseph Smith's uncle. Print runs for the Deseret Alphabet Book of Mormon are usually cited at five hundred, making this one of the rarest Books of Mormon. The Deseret Alphabet was introduced in 1854 and was created by Parley P. Pratt, Heber C. Kimball, and George D. Watt at the behest of Brigham Young. Apparently partially based on Pitman shorthand, its thirty-eight characters correlate with basic sounds in the English language. The Alphabet was not a new language, but an attempt to standardize English pronunciation. The Deseret News announced in1854 that "the Board [of Regents] have held frequent sittings this winter, with the sanguine hope of simplifying the English Language, and especially its orthography. After many fruitless attempts to render the common alphabet of the day subservient to their purpose, they found it expedient to invent an entirely new and original set of characters." Brigham Young had high hopes for the Alphabet, firmly believing that it would unite the many foreign converts that were streaming into Utah.. Its creation was one of Young's more unusual ideas, and was never fully embraced by the Mormons. It was abandoned shortly after his death. Flake/Draper 607. Auerbach I: 1183. Sabin 83050.

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        The Subjection of Women

      First edition. 8vo. [4], 188, pp. Light foxing to half-title and final leaf, contemporary ownership inscription on the half-title of one Florence Gould. Original publishers mustard cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards blocked in blind, publishers brown coated endpapers (rebacked with the original spine laid down, cloth heavily soiled, corners bumped).  London, Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer.

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        Prince Dhejlbon Flluptz of Nygoming Africa familiarly called Sambo

      H.M.S. Coromandel. Ink drawing measuring measuring approx. 205 by 130mm. Bombay, 1 May

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      New York : S. Hecht [Simon]. 1869. Paperback. 1st Edition. Later Wrappers. 8vo. 44 pages; 19 cm. In English and Hebrew. Singerman 2133. Goldman, 276. The first of many works published by Simon Hecht in America. “Hecht was a ‘bookseller & stationer' in New York in 1869 and he served as a reader in Evansville, IN, the 1870s. He authored a number of works for children, some of which were republished many times. They were published…between 1868 and 1896.” (Goldman) . The translations and instructions in this Hebrew grammar are in English and in German. OCLC lists 3 copies worldwide (Yale, UPenn, AJHSNY) . Some faint water damage and wear, but overall very bright and clear. About very good condition. (AMR-49-44A) .

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        The Subjection of Women

      Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, London 1869 - First edition. [iv], 188 pp. 8vo. 'a principle of perfect equality' : Presentation Copy. Presentation copy of John Stuart Mill's important late work, inscribed on the half-title "From the Author" in a secretarial hand. Mill's "arguments for freedom of every kind of thought or speech have never been improved on" (PMM).When Mill (1806-1873) stood for Parliament in March 1865, he made women's suffrage one of the public objectives of his campaign; his advocacy of universal suffrage was in part shaped by his late wife, Harriet Taylor Mill (1807-1858).Mill writes that "the principle which regulates the existing social relations between the two sexes - the legal subordination of one sex to the other - is wrong in itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement; and that it ought to be replaced by a principle of perfect equality ?"A cornerstone of the nineteenth century literature of feminism. Modern tan polished calf, a.e.g. Fine (old pencil notes on a binder's blank at end) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]

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        Pacific Coast Coast Pilot of Alaska First Part and Coast Pilot of California Oregon and Washington Territory

      First editions. 2 vols. Eight lithograph plates & numerous coastal profiles. 4to. Original brown cloth, upper boards & spines gilt. 251; 252pp. Washington, United States Coast Survey,

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press,, 1869. Edited by James E. Thorold Rogers. 2 volumes, octavo (218 x 140 mm). 20th-century polished half calf, marbled paper boards, spines lettered in gilt, compartments and raised bands decorated in gilt, red and brown morocco labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With the two bound yellow bookmarks. Engraved frontispiece to volume I with tissue guard. Inscription to front blank of both volumes, binder's marks to front free endpaper verso, bookmarks detached from headband, laid-in. Light wear and rubbing to extremities, corners a little bumped, yellow mark to fore edge of volume I, a few marginal annotations and spots throughout, scuff mark to p. 286 of volume I, a very good set. First Rogers edition, based on the fourth edition published in 1786, of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). Rogers argued in his Preface that "Smith should be regarded as a mainly inductive, historical thinker... [Rogers] also set down a new charter for editorial work: 'I am, however, disposed to think that the editor of a great work, like that of the "Wealth of Nations," should submit to the functions of a clerk, rather than assume those of a partner, however deferential his language may be towards the author which whom he associates his name'" (Tribe p. 265). This copy is handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The Wealth of Nations was first published in 1776.

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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. 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. 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

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        An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. Edited by James E. Thorold Rogers.

      Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1869 - 2 volumes, octavo (218 x 140 mm). 20th-century polished half calf, marbled paper boards, spines lettered in gilt, compartments and raised bands decorated in gilt, red and brown morocco labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. With the two bound yellow bookmarks. Light wear and rubbing to extremities, corners a little bumped, yellow mark to fore edge of volume I, a few marginal annotations and spots throughout, scuff mark to p. 286 of volume I, a very good set. Engraved frontispiece to volume I with tissue guard. Inscription to front blank of both volumes, binder's marks to front free endpaper verso, bookmarks detached from headband, laid-in. First Rogers edition, based on the fourth edition published in 1786, of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). Rogers argued in his Preface that "Smith should be regarded as a mainly inductive, historical thinker. [Rogers] also set down a new charter for editorial work: 'I am, however, disposed to think that the editor of a great work, like that of the "Wealth of Nations," should submit to the functions of a clerk, rather than assume those of a partner, however deferential his language may be towards the author which whom he associates his name'" (Tribe p. 265). This copy is handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. The Wealth of Nations was first published in 1776. Tribe 187. See Printing and the Mind of Man 221. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Les Métamorphoses du Jour. Accompagnées d'un texte par MM. Albéric Second, Louis Lurine, Clément Caraguel, Taxile Delord, H. de Beaulieu, Louis Huart, Charles Monselet, Julien Lemer. Précédées d'une notice sur Grandville par M. Charles Blanc. Nouvelle édition revue et complétée pour le texte par M. Jules Janin, augmentée de nombreux culs-de-lampe, têtes de pages, etc.

      Paris, Garnier Frères, M DCCCLXIX, 1869, - in-4°, frontispice en couleur + faux-titre et titre en rouge et en noir avec vignette gravée + LXIII (63) (+1 blanche) + 480 p. (15 ff. avec tache d?eau dans la marge supérieur sans gravité, ne touchant ni le texte ni les gravures), ouvrage orné de 70 planches gravées en couleurs légendées et protégées par les serpentes d?origine (71 y compris le frontispice) ainsi que de nombreuses vignettes dans le texte, belle typographie, grand de marges, avec signet, tranches dorées, solide reliure en demi-chagrin, dos à caissons dorés, charnières frottées, début de fente en bas de la charnière devant, bords et coins frottés Réimpression de l'édition Havard de 1854, qui ne reprenait que 65 des 71 planches de l'édition Bulla, l'édition originale de 1829, qui valut un très grand succès et apporta la célébrité à Grandville. ?S'il faut le croire, c'est un regard de singe malin que Grandville porte sur ses contemporains dans les Métamorphoses du Jour? (Renonciat)Please notify before visiting to see a book. Prices are excl. VAT/TVA (only Switzerland) & postage. Brivois p. 179; Vicaire V/783; Sander 311; Annie Renonciat, «J.J. Grandville», p. 48.

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        Thorwaldsen and His Works (4 Vols.)

      John G. Unnevehr, New York 1869 - First Edition. c.1869. Complete in Four Volumes. Folio. Early half brown morocco gilt, marbled endpapers. Vol. I: 50 pp., 79 single-sided plates. Vol. II: 62pp., plates 80 - 158. Vol. III: 49pp. and listing of plates 1-108. Vol. IV: 55pp, plates 109-205. Very Good. Light scuffing. A very handsome set. Heavy item, may require extra postage. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Thorwaldsen and His Works (4 Vols )

      New York: John G. Unnevehr, 1869. First edition. Leather Bound. Very Good. First Edition. c.1869. Complete in Four Volumes. Folio. Early half brown morocco gilt, marbled endpapers. Vol. I: 50 pp., 79 single-sided plates. Vol. II: 62pp., plates 80 - 158. Vol. III: 49pp. and listing of plates 1-108. Vol. IV: 55pp, plates 109-205. Very Good. Light scuffing. A very handsome set. Heavy item, may require extra postage.

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        Le soldat sait mourir! Le peuple sait payer! A qui le profit?

      Imprimerie Charles Rastouil 1869 - - Imprimerie Charles Rastouil, Périgueux 1869, 12x15cm, broché. - Edition originale. Précieux envoi autographe signé de Louis Mie : "A Victor Hugo, à notre exilé. Son ami bien humble mais bien dévoué". Deux manques sur les plats, légères éraflures et une marque d'encre en tête du premier plat. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] first edition. A precious autograph signed by Louis Mie: "To Victor Hugo, to our exile, his humble but devoted friend". Two gaps on the boards, slight scrapes and a mark of ink at the head of the first board. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        Chippewa Falls Union Lumbering Co's mammoth raft

      n.p. [Saint Paul?], 1869. Large plate albumen photograph approx. 12" x 21" mounted on a printed card approx. 16" x 21"; slight toning; very good. A large and unusual photograph by an unnamed photographer showing the steamer Buckeye towing what was at the time the largest raft ever run on the Mississippi River, from Read's Landing in Minnesota, to St. Louis, Missouri.

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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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        The Writings

      New York: Harper and Brothers, 1869. Leather_bound. Fine. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1869. Leather_bound. Twenty-five volumes .Octavo. The Hllcrest Edition of the Writings of Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens). Titles include A Tramp Abroad, Innocents Abroad, Following the Equator, The Gilded Ages, Roughing It, Life on the Mississippi, Tom Sawyer, Joan of Arc, etc. Illustrated frontispiece with red and black title page. Bound in three quarter wine morocco between marbled boards, spine gilt floral decoratons into six compartments separated by raised banding, gilt titles, top edge gilt, marbled endpaper. A handsome set.

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        New York City

      Includes their original marriage certificate signed by Union Generals Irvin McDowell and Quincy A. Gillmore as the two witnesses. Collection includes 55 Autograph Letters Signed with 47 original envelopes (stamp cut off in upper right of each envelope), each to E. J. Shipman at addresses in San Francisco, Mexico, Nevada, New York City, and Florida, mostly written from Washington, D.C, New York City, and Mexico, mostly from Harriet Cecil Delafield (lengthy letters) and other family members, dated 1869-1891, but mostly 1876-1883, withy interesting and varied content.[ Excerpts: Washington, January 12, 1876, to San Francisco: "I went to the Capitol...Mr. Hill from Georgia spoke yesterday and today is to be answered by Genl Garfield...Jessie will go to her Father's...She is hoping to get a clerkship & today has an appointment to see Genl. Grant...." 12 pages, 5 inches by 8 inches, from his future wife, signed "Cecil". Washington, March 26, 1882, to Mexico: "I will write in haste today for it will rest my thoughts. This sudden accidental death of Philip Van R. & to day hearing of Mrs. Prof Henry's sudden death have driven my thoughts into serious channels...." 16 pages, 5 inches by 7 inches, from his wife, signed "Cecil." With the original 2.25 inch by 19 inch article from a Washington newspaper (fragile) headed: "Shot Through the Head/The Death of Philip Schuyler Van Rensselaer/Found in his room in the hotel Brunswick with a bullet in his brain-the shooting supposed to have been accidental." Van Rensselaer, 38-years-old, was a direct descendant of Robert Livingston (1654-1725), first Lord of Livingston Manor, and Alida Schuyler. Also includes: A scrapbook, 59 pp, 9 x 11.5. Affixed to pages: Newspaper clippings relating to the marriage of Miss Harriet Cecil Delafield and Edgar J. Shipman including the 8 inch by 11.5 inch original marriage certificate, dated November 18, 1880, signed: "Edward A. Washburn/Rector of Calvary Church," New York City, witnessed by: "Irvin McDowell Major General" and "Q. A. Gillmore Bvt. Major Genl U.S.A." Union Generals McDowell and Gillmore had fought in the Civil War. The bride was the daughter of Major General Richard Delafield (1798-1873), Chief Engineer, U.S. Army, Superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (1838-1845, 1856-1861). Signed on pages two and three of the marriage certificate by 41 wedding guests, mostly Delafields. Thirty-nine letters to Cecil congratulating her, dated November, 1880, are affixed to pages as are 51 small cards, mostly calling cards, with notes of congratulations. Also: a list of guests and their gifts to the newlyweds. General & Mrs. McDowell gave a "Plated Pudding Dish." One newspaper clipping mentions the presence of General Grant at the wedding."Inaugural Ball and Reception March 4, 1893," commemorative card, 11.5 x 8.5. Engraved with oval bust portraits of President Grover Cleveland and Vice President Adlai E. Stevenson, and images of the U.S. Capitol and the White House. Stained across blank upper area. With original torn envelope addressed to "Delafield Shipman/Care Mr Edgar Shipman/16. York Square/New Haven/Conn." Postmarked Washington, D.C., March 31, 1893. ALS signed "Margaret C Shipman," 1 p, 5 x 8. Hartford, Conn., March 23, 1911. Begins: "This will be my last Will and Statement, will you please see that it is carried out...." In envelope addressed to: "Mr George C. Shipman/in case of death." Liineage of the Delafield family. Printed sheet, 1 p, 6.5 x 11. Headed "Delafield of Fieldston." In part: "The family of De la Feld descend from the Ancient Counts of La Feld, in Alsace, who long resided at the chateau that still bears their name...Pope Leo IX, a native of Alsace, is said to have rested at this princely castle when he visited Strasburgh...." Scrapbook, 74 pp, 9.25 x 11.5. Signed on first page: "H. Cecil Delafield/Crystal Palace, London/Nov 28th 1876." 159 photographs, mostly of European architecture, paintings, and sculptures, each captioned by Cecil. Includes London, Paris, Milan, Florence, Naples, and Venice. Entire collection is generally in good condition

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        On a method of predicting by graphical construction occultations of stars by the moon, and solar eclipses for any given place. Together with more rigorous methods of reduction for the accurate calculation of longitude.

      London, Macmillan, 1869. - Folio (ca. 39x29 cm), 2 Blätter, 50 Seiten, 15 unnumerierte Blätter, goldgeprägter Original-Ganzleinenband. Erste Ausgabe. - Poggendorff III, 1017. - Francis Cranmer Penrose (1817 - 1903), britischer Architekt, Archäologe und Astronom wurde durch seine Arbeiten über die Tempel der griechischen Klassik bekannt. Er begann 1862 seine astronomischen Beobachtungen. 1870 freundete er sich mit dem amerikanischen Astronomen Charles Augustus Young bei einer Sonnenfinsternis in Jerez in Spanien an. 1878 trafen sie sich in Denver zu einer weiteren Sonnenfinsternis. 1901 arbeitete er mit Sir Norman Lockyer zusammen, um das Alter von Stonehenge mit astronomischen Methoden zu bestimmen. Ab 1894 war er für seine Verdienste um die Astronomie Mitglied der Royal Society. - Der Einband stärker gebräunt und fleckig, die Ecken und am Rücken oben und unten etwas bestoßen. Titelblatt gestempelt. - Francis Cranmer Penrose (1817 – 1903), a british architect, archaeologist and astronomer was known for his work on the greek temples. He began making astronomical observations in 1862. In 1870 he became friends with American astronomer Charles Augustus Young when observing a solar eclipse at Jerez in Spain. They met again in 1878 in Denver for another eclipse. In 1901 he worked with Sir Norman Lockyer to estimate the age of Stonehenge using astronomical methods. Binding browned and spotted, corners at the back bumped, library stamps on title. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Sever, Francis, Boston 1869 - Book condition: good, very scarce copy as published by Sever, Francis in a third US edition in its original binding, the classic story of life from reanimation that has captured the minds of all fans of monsters and horror, the green cloth boards feature brilliant gilt on the front with a stamped triangular design and trim on both boards, very light scuffing and bumping to corners, a bit more to spine head and tail, shallow dent to top back with a few light smudges to back, title in gilt on spine is in a rolling style with decoration, one small tear to edges of front and back endpapers, moderate foxing to front endpaper and title page, slight rippling to bottom of dedication page which shows a light crease to bottom outside corner which continues through page 46, otherwise interior very clean, binding tight, 177 pages followed by two pages of other books by publisher, 5 X 7.25 inches. Postage for oversized and international shipping will be calculated by size and weight. AbeBooks shipping quotes are ESTIMATES only. If actual shipping cost is less than the AbeBooks estimate, it is our practice to REFUND the difference to the buyer. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Seiyo Bunkenroku Heard and Seen in the West

      First edition. Two parts in 8 volumes, complete. Three colour woodblock maps (two folding), one folding plate and several woodcut illustrations. Fukuruto-ji. Original covers with printed title-slips, generally in very good condition throughout, preserved in modern chitsu. Tokyo, Tenminkan.

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        L'homme Qui rit.

      Tome premier [deuxième; troisième; quatrième]. Paris, Librairie Internationale, 15, Boulevard Montmartre, A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Ce, éditeurs, A Bruxelles, á Leipzig et á Livourne, 1869. Tous droits de traduction et de reproduction réservés. 4 Vols., Demy 8vo; each volume complete with half-title, and Table at end; pp.381+[i (blank)]; 307+[i (blank)]; 296; 384; [?]Edwardian half brown fine-morocco cloth ruled and lettered gilt on spine, black fine-morocco paper covered sides; marbled edges. Slight wear to corners of boards and small chips to cloth at head of spines; small Dewey number in white at tail of each spine, and library de-accession stamp on verso of each title-page; some pencilled scoring and numerous notes in first two volumes (v. note); a very little scattered foxing, and small stains to 9:8 of volume one and 10:1 of volume three, the latter just touching next, and 15:1 in the same volume opened a trifle roughly at top edge; in general a nice copy in a serviceable but unlovely binding. From the library of Lytton Strachey, with his small bookplate on each front paste-down and below it a label reading: "Reading University Library. From the collection of Mr. James Strachey. Presented by Mrs. Strachey", the latter two names partly obliterated in black ink. The set was evidently rebound, presumably for Lytton, but at some point after he had read it (as far as he got!) as some of the pencilled notes are slightly cropped. They are scattered throughout volume one and the first seventy-eight pages of volume two, after which, possibly, exasperation took over and he gave up. They are written in French and English, and range in extent from a simple proofing mark, through comments such as 'Oh, V.H!' and 'Do crows fly at night?' to passages of more than fifty words, for the most part criticising Hugo's poor knowledge of English terminology, history, and customs, or, at times, his thought, and they appear, in all, on some seventeen pages. Carteret I, 423. Vicaire IV 341. Talvart-Place IX n.67. The issue with the joint Paris/Brussels imprint; there was also an issue just with the Brussels imprint. All books listed by Robert Temple are first editions unless otherwise stated.

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        Montaigne. An essay in two parts. Translated by Stephen H. Guest and Trevor E. Blewitt.

      128 p. 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen mit Kopfgoldschnitt, beide Vorsätze gering stockig, der vordere Vorsatz am Innengelenk angerissen, drei Blatt mit kleinem braunen Fleck im Vordersteg,montiertes Besitzschildchen auf vorderem Spiegel, insgesamt in gutem Zustand,im Kolophon heißt es :"This edition consists of 300 copies for sale in England by the Blackamore Press and 500 copies for Sale in the United States by Horace Liveright, New York. All copies are signed by the author, This is number 153. André Paul Guillaume Gide (* 22. November 1869 in Paris - + 19. Februar 1951 ebenda) war ein französischer Schriftsteller und der siebte aus Frankreich stammende Nobelpreisträger (1947) für Literatur.

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        Historisch-genealogisch-heraldisches Handbuch der lebenden raths- und gerichtsfähigen Familien der vormaligen Reichsstadt Nürnberg. Sechste Fortsetzung.

      Stuttgart, Selbstverlag des Verfassers, 1869. - circa 17,6 x 12 cm. V SS., 1 Bl., 181 SS., 1 Bl., 21 Tafeln mit Wappen in Chromolithographie Rotes Original-Leinen mit Gold- und Blindprägung, Goldschnitt In sich abgeschlossener Band 6 der Reihe mit der Geschichte und den Wappen von 21 Familien. Das Genealogische Handbuch erschien zwischen 1800 und 1840 in 5 Teilen und ist hier von Paul von Volckamer neu ediert. Aufgenommen sind die Familien: Behaim von Schwarzbach, Ebner von Eschenbach, Fürer von Haimendorf, Geuder von Heroldsberg, Grundherr von Altenthann, Haller von Hallerstein, Harsdorf von Enderndorf, Holzschuher von Harrlach, Imhof, Kress von Kressenstein u.a. "- Gering gebräunt, teils leicht fleckig, Rücken etwas geblichen, sonst hübsch. - Exemplar aus der herzöglichen Bibliothek Schloss Tegernsee, am Rücken das typische Etikett. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Werkzeugkunde zum Gebrauche für technische Lehranstalten, Eisenbahnen, Schiffbau u. Industrie Gewerbe, als Tischler, Drechsler, Fassbinder, Wagner, Zimmerleute, Modelleure & Mechaniker.

      Wien, Wurm & Schlögel 1869. Imperial-Folio (36 x 56 cm). Farblithogr. Titel m. Goldauflage, 1081 Abb. auf 43 (dav. 25 farb.) lithograph. Tafeln und 1 doppelblattgr. farblithograph. Tafel (auf Leinen aufgezogen) [Textband fehlt]. OHalbleinenmappe m. aufgez., lithogr. Deckeltitel (wh. illustr. Titelbogen). Schließbänder abgerissen, Mappe stärker angeschmutzt u. berieben, an den Kanten abgewetzt, hs. Sign. v. alter Hd. auf Vorderdeckel, am Rücken eingerissen, alle Tafeln 2-fach m. Bibl.stempel versehen (dav. 1 Prägestempel). Wurzbach 108 ff. Erläuternder Textband (62 S.) fehlt. ?Prächtig ausgestattet und zu seiner Zeit epochemachendes Werk? (Das Waldviertel. Neue Folge. 1957, Nr.1/2). Großartige Dokumentation verschiedener Werkzeuge für Holzarbeiter. Mit Abbildungen aller seinerzeit gängiger Werkzeuge sowie einfacher aus Holz gefertigten Vorrichtungen und Maschinen. Herausgegeben von dem österreichischen Werkzeugfabrikanten Franz Freiherr von Wertheim (1814-1883), der seit 1852, als erster in der Habsburger-Monarchie, auch einbruchsichere und feuerfeste Kassen erzeugte. Eine Reihe von Patenten und Erfindungen zeichneten seinen Betrieb aus und brachten internationale Erfolge. In der Folge wurden seine Sammlungen nach Weltausstellungen auch in andere bedeutende Muster- und Lehrmittelsammlungen, wie z.B. in das Conservatoire des Arts et Métiers in Paris (1855) oder in das South Kensington Museum in London (1867, heute Science Museum), eingegliedert. 1867 nahm Wertheim mit einem großen Muster-Exponat an Werkzeugen an der Weltausstellung in Paris teil. Die doppelblattgroße Tafel zeigt den Ausstellungsstand mit Hunderten von Werkzeugen sowie eine Hobel- und eine Drechselbank. Auf dieser Ausstellung setzte er auch einen Betrag von einhunderttausend Franc als Preis aus für denjenigen, dem es gelänge, eine Wertheim-Kasse zu öffnen. - DIESES OBJEKT UNTERLIEGT DER DIFFERENZBESTEUERUNG. Versand D: 15,00 EUR Werzeug, Technik, Gewerbe, Holz

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        Alice's Adventures In Wonderland.

      Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1869. First edition printed in America of the author's classic work. Octavo, original red cloth, all edges gilt, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, triple gilt ruled to the front and rear panels. Illustrated by John Tenniel, text illustrated. In near fine condition, bookplates. An exceptional example. Alice's Adventures were "born on a golden afternoon" in July 1862, when the Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) took the three small daughters of Dean Liddell of Christ Church on a boating trip up the Isis. Carroll delighted the three children by relating Alice's adventures, and eventually promised his favorite among the three, Alice Liddell, to write the story down for her. Through the Looking-Glass can be seen as a mirror image of the Alice's Adventures. For example, the latter begins outdoors in the warmth of May 4 and uses the imagery of playing cards, while the former begins indoors on a snowy, cold November 4 and uses the imagery of chess. "The two Alice books completed the reinstatement of the imagination, so long disapproved of by the opponents of fairy stories, to its proper place. ‘Alice is, in a word, a book of that extremely rare kind which will belong to all the generations to come until the language becomes obsolete'" (Carpenter & Prichard, 102).

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        Colton's Map of New Jersey.

      G.W. & C.B. Colton & Co.,, New York: 1869 - 24mo folding case (5" 3 3/4"), black cloth with gilt title on top cover, colored folding map (13 1/2" x 16"). Some slight wear to folding case, a couple of very minor tears at folds; a very nice map in really good condition. Beginning with J. H. Colton (1800-1893), the Colton family published atlases for over 30 years. Colton's Atlas of the World was first published in 1855 in a large two volume set. In 1857 it became Colton's General Atlas, and Colton's sons, George Woolworth and Charles B. would take over the business. This is a very attractive folding map of New Jersey with bright and crisp coloring. Ristow 313-326. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A History of Greece; From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation Contemporary with Alexander the Great

      London: John Murray. 1869 - London: John Murray, 1869. Very Good. New Edition. London, 1869. 8vo, full morocco red leather – prize binding from King’s College School, London. Complete in twelve volumes. A new edition. Beautifully bound in full morocco by an unidentified contemporary bindery, spines in six compartments with titles in gilt and elaborate gilt inlays. All volumes in excellent condition with fine contents some rubbing to bindings at seams. Hinges strong. A few stray scuffs to spines at heads and heels. Complete with portrait and all maps and charts. A very nice set in its second edition, in excellent condition overall. "Although as biased as Macaulay's History of England, and less scholarly than Mommsen's Roman History, Grote's History of Greece can be bracketed with these two works. Like them, it was received with universal acclimation. (It) shaped the European conception of the subject matter throughout the nineteenth century, and still merits respect as a monument of industrious Victorian scholarship." Vol. I: xxviii + 473pp.; Vol. II: xvi + 466pp.; Vol. III: xv + 488pp.; Vol. IV: xviii + 494pp.; Vol. V: xx + 484pp.; Vol. VI: xviii + 433pp.; Vol. VII: xviii + 452pp.; Vol. VIII: xvii + 483pp.; Vol. IX: xxiii + 460pp.; Vol. X: xxi + 477pp.; Vol. XI: xxiii + 502pp.; Vol. XII: xvii + 422pp.     Condition Report Externally Spine – very good condition – gilt titles and decorations. Joints – very good condition – gently worn. Corners – very good condition. Boards – very good condition – gilt school crest. Page edges – very good condition – all edges gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges – very good condition – solid, feel unopened. Front paste down – good condition – yellow, darkened. Front free end paper – good condition – yellow, darkened. Title – very good condition. Pages – very good condition. Binding – very good condition. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1869 Binding: Hardback [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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