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        Oldtown Folks

      (London): Sampson Low, Son, & Marston, 1869. Three volumes. First English edition [same year as the American first]. xii; 311; vi; 306; vii; 341; (i) pages inc. three half-titles. 3 real photographic frontispieces. Foxing to prelims. Attractive full polished tan polished calf, extra gilt on the spine with contrasting red morocco labels. With the bookplate of Dr. nathaniel Rogers. A novel about New England life during the time of the 'seed bed' of American life. First Edition, thus. Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo.

      [Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books]
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        The Highlands of the Brazil

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1869., 1869. First Edition. Octavo, two volumes, pp. xii, 443, pp. viii, 478. Two frontispiece plates and title page vignettes, folding map in volume two. Bound in contemporary tan half calf over marbled boards, black and dark brown title squares to spine, gilt titles and decoration to spine. All edges and endpapers marbled. Two bookplates to the front pastedown of volume one, one to the front pastedown of volume two. Front hinge of volume two just starting. Three small closed tears to map. Some light spotting to the textblock. predominately to the prelims. Corners slight bumped, some light wear to the extremities and to the board edges, spines slightly tanned. A very good set. Penzer

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Handbook to the Cathedrals of England (and Wales) [leather, 8 volumes]

      John Murray, London - 8 volumes, all duodecimo, 19.3 x 14 cm, beautiful quarter bound brown leather with five raised bands and brown cloth boards, marbled endpapers. -- Minor scuffing to spines. Shelf rubbing through cloth at lower corners. Spotting of preliminaries. Sporadic foxing to interior. -- Northern Division Part I (1869) [11], vi, [3], 2-227, [3] pp; Northern Division Part II (1869) [9], iv, [5], 230-435, [3] pp; Wales (1873) [9], iv-xix, [4], 2-334, [2] pp; Western Division (1874) [9], iv-ix, [4], 4-351, [3] pp; Southern Division Part I (1876) [9], iv-xii, [5], 2-375, [3] pp; Southern Division Part II (1876) [9], iv-v, [6], 378-790, [2] pp; St. Paul's (1879) [11], viii, [1], 2-228, [4] pp; Eastern Division (1881 "New Edition") [9], iv-xiv, [5], 6-438, [2] pp. -- This set of books will require extra postage. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Le 26 Octobre

      Depot Central Chez Madre, Paris 1869 - 12mo, 32 [1] pp, contemporary or early rebind in brown percaline with red leather spine label lettered in gilt; original orange wraps, bearing a printed title pastedown to front panel, preserved and bound in. Edition unstated, but according to Noel, one of 900 copies printed. A second edition was produced later the same year, incorporating a response to the text by Keratry. Inscribed by Grousset at the title page to "Jules Richard"; the title page bears a "timbre imperial" stamp. Near fine. A manifesto by Grousset, who was at the time the editor of Le Marseillase, following the elections that May which would lead to the dissolution of the house. Grousset would soon after the publication of this work become a member of Paris Commune, and after its fall was deported to New Caledonia, where he would eventually escape. During his time away from France Grousset spent some time on the west coast of the US, and the southern Oregon coast would become the setting of his dystopian tale Le Cinq Cents Millions de Begum, which would eventually be published under Jules Verne's name. Grousset was unable to publish under his own name at the time due to his involvement with Paris Commune, and the publisher Hetzel had Jules Verne rewrite it. The book was the first to be published under Verne's name in his lifetime that struck a pessimistic note about the future of human technology, and the book anticipated the development of long range missiles. Verne and Grousset would go on to write a couple of books together, and Grousset would also write several other science fiction tales under pseudonym. The inscription may be M. Jules Richard, the military historian - if so, a minor but fascinating Paris Commune association, as that Richard published the first biography of Cluseret, also a member of the Commune. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Whaling Directory of the United States in 1869

      New Bedford: Taber Bros., 1869. (2), 14 pages color plates, (9)-46 pp. 14 flag plates, many hand colored. With lists of agents and owners, vessels, and 6 pages of illustrated and fancy typeset ads for marine products. A bit of spotting on the New Bedford page, otherwise text and the 14 pages of hand colored plates of house flags are clean, with no foxing, spotting or offsetting. This was famed collector Barbara JohnsonÂ’s copy, with her distinctive bookplate tipped in. Some binding wear; spine chipped.

      [Bookseller: Ten Pound Island Book Co.]
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        Pierce Egan's Finish To The Adventures of Tom, Jerry, And Logic, In Their Pursuits Through Life In And Out Of London

      London: James Camden Hotten, 1869. Hardcover. Three quarter red morocco and matching cloth. Teg. Fine. 321 pages. 26.5 x 17.5 cm. 36 hand-colored plates, frontispiece with hand-colored vignettes. The last of the Tom, Jerry and Logic adventures -- Corinthian Tom dies in a riding misadventure, but Jerry weds a fine wife and settles into life as an esteemed country gentleman. First few and last leaves toned, plates generally clean with scattered toning at plate margins to some. Bound by Period Binders, Bath, raised bands, spine panels decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers.

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        OAKLAND PROPERTY. 150 LOTS in the Whitcher Tract to be Sold at Auction on Friday 24th December 1869 at Sale Room 327 Montgomery St. by Maurice Dore & Co.

      San Francisco: Lith. Britton & Rey, [1869]. Constant ratio linear horizontal scale: 900. Terms of Sale printed in upper left, under Auctioneer's name. Edge chips, with tear in margin of lower left. Occasional small separation at fold junctures. Very Good.

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        Explorations of the The Highlands of the Brazil; With A Full Account of the Gold and Diamond Mines Also Canoeing Down 1500 Miles of the Great River Sao Francisco, From Sabra to the Sea

      London: Tinsley Brothers. 1869., 1869. First Edition. Octavo, two volumes pp. xii, 443, pp. viii, 478, 2 of adverts. Green cloth with gilt titles to spine, gilt decoration to upper board, brown endpapers. Two frontispiece plates, one folding map in volume two. Slight lean to volume two, some light spotting to prelims and edges, but the textblock is mostly bright and clean. Some dustiness to the top edges. Both volumes have some bumping to the head and tail caps and to the corners, some slight wear and marking to the cloth. Spines show slight darkening with the gilt titles slightly dulled. Ownership bookplates to the front free paper of both volumes. All inner joints have split along the paper gutter but the binding remains tight. Very good. Penzer78

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Aventures D'Alice

      MacMillan 1869 - The first French edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, very good in original cloth, housed in a custom-made case with a leather spine. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Lettre autographe signée

      - GIDE André (1869-1951), écrivain. L.A.S. S.l., 20 juin 1926. 1 p. in-8. À son correspondant qui cherche un portrait de Joseph Conrad : « Hélas! non, Monsieur - si invraisemblable que cela puisse paraître, je n'ai ici aucune bonne photographie de Joseph Conrad. » Il lui conseille de s'adresser à Gabriel Jean Aubry, ami et secrétaire de Conrad.

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        ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London, John Murray, 1869.. FIFTH EDITION 1869 with Additions and Corrections, tenth thousand, THE FIRST TIME THE TERM "SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST" WAS USED BY DARWIN. Ex Library copy with the SIGNATURE OF RUDOLF SUNDSTROM WHO TRANSLATED THE DESCENT OF MAN INTO SWEDISH AND CORRESPONDED WITH DARWIN. 8vo, approximately 195 x 130 mm, 7¾ x 5 inches, folding plate, pages: xxiii, 1-596 including index, original publisher's green cloth, gilt lettering to spine (variant binding c, three gilt rules to top and bottom of spine), original endpapers and complete with half-title. Binding worn, hinges cracked and spine glued down, spine crinkled, slight wear to head and tail of spine, slight wear to corners, library stamps to half-title and title page and last page, old ink signature of Sundstrom and another on blank side of first free endpaper, the last pastedown has had labels removed and is a little messy, rear inner paper hinge strengthened with binder's cloth in matching colour, front inner paper hinge cracked (binding sound), a few pencil lines and notes in margins, otherwise text clean and tight. Though worn, covers still firmly attached. "Survival of the Fittest" was used for the first time for the heading of Chapter iv. See The Works of Charles Darwin by R. B. Freeman, page 79 and page 86 and page 142, No. 1136 for Sunderstrom. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Karte von Palästina [Israel, Heiliges Land].

      Berlin, Selbstverlag, 1869.. Farblithografie von und nach F. von Rappard, Bildausschnitt 90 x 66,5 cm, Blattgr. 93 x 69,5 cm.. Seltene großformatige Karte des Heiligen Landes mit einer Ansicht von Jerusalem von Norden, einer Karte "Der Länder der heiligen Schrift" (östliches Mittelmeer) und "Zug der Israeliten aus Aegypten nach Canaan", einem Plan von Jerusalem, einer schematischen Darstellung der "Marschordnung der Israeliten auf Ihrem Zuge vom Berg Sinai nach Canaan" sowie "Lager-Ordnung der Israeliten auf ihrem Zuge vom Berg Sinai nach Canaan" und einem Höhenquerschnitt durch das Land; alte Faltung geglättet, alte Falzen restauriert mit geringem Bildverlust, sonst von guter Erhaltung.

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Clemens Paulusch GmbH]
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        Up and Down the World. A Novel. In Three Volumes

      London: Tinsley Brothers. 18, Catherine Street, Strand. 1869. First. First edition. Three volumes. Publisher's dark green decorative cloth stamped in blind, gilt spines. Publisher's advertisements on one leaf at the back of volumes 1 and 2, and on two leaves at the back of volume 3. Light scattered foxing at the front of each volume, volume one spine gently cocked, else a bright, fine set. A very scarce and uncommonly well-preserved set of this novel by J. Sheridan's eldest daughter. OCLC locates only 5 copies. Loeber, A Guide to Irish Fiction 1650-1900. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Innocents Abroad, or The New Pilgrims' Progress

      American Publishing Company, New York 1869 - First Edition, First Printing. A beautiful copy bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown cloth with some repair. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. overall, a wonderful copy in collector's condition. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Quintessential Rare Books, LLC]
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        Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

      Lee and Shepard, Boston 1869 - Frontispiece, 192pp., with forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel, bound in purple cloth pictorially stamped and triple ruled in gilt depicting Alice holding a pig on the front board and the Cheshire cat on the rear board, spine lettering gilt but faded, dark brown endpapers, all edges gilt, contemporary owner’s inscription dated August 1869, minor wear to spine ends, corners only slightly worn, spine faded or sunned with boards with scattered fading. Size: Octavo

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        Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

      Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1869. Frontispiece, 192pp., with forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel, bound in purple cloth pictorially stamped and triple ruled in gilt depicting Alice holding a pig on the front board and the Cheshire cat on the rear board, spine lettering gilt but faded, dark brown endpapers, all edges gilt, contemporary owner?'s inscription dated August 1869, minor wear to spine ends, corners only slightly worn, spine faded or sunned with boards with scattered fading.. Octavo.

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        Miscellaneous papers on mechanical subjects.

      . Manchester, George Falkner [for the author], 1869-1870. Large 8vo. 76 pp. [8; 7; 8; 6, table; 8; 2, mounted photo; 6; 8, plate; 8; 3; 3; 7, [ii]; plate], one mounted photograph, one double-sized partly handcoloured plate, one b/w plate. Original pebbled calf. Boards black and gilt ruled, spine with gilt title. All edges gilt.l A compilation of 13 works (two combined into one) by the British engineer, inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Joseph Whitworth (1803-1887), and comments upon these, apparently gather by, and printed for Whitworth himself. An earlier work with exactly the same title but different contents was published in 1858 (London; Longman, Brown, Green, etc.), and a later one, also with different contents, in 1873 by the author. Both the earlier and later work are uncommon; this one, however, seems to be quite rare. Of special interest is the early photograph, showing the effect of specially designed ammunition on objects under water. Two papers are letters published in the "Times", and entirely reset. A small note on the title page states that this is a "presentation copy to Sir Wm. E. Gladstone MP". The British Liberal statesman William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) was British premier in 1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886 and 1892-1894. The front flyleaf verso has the pencilled annotation "With the compliments of Geo M Snyder" [?]. Boards with very slight wear, otherwise a very good, clean copy..

      [Bookseller: Dieter Schierenberg BV]
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        L'homme qui rit. 4 T.

      Paris, Librairie interbationale , A Lacroix, Verboeckoven & Ce Editeurs, 1869 (1. Ausgabe).. Gr.-8°, Halbleder. 307, 381, 296, 384 Seiten. Halbledereinband mit Rückenvergoldung u. dreiseitigem Marmorschnitt. Zustand: sehr gut

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat an der Universität München]
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        MATHEMATISCHE ANNALEN, 245 Bände: 1 (1869) - 245 (1979). Fachzeitschrift, gebunden, vollständig. ISSN: 0025-5831.

      Berlin u.a. : Springer, 1869-1979.. 245 Bände, ca. 9 Regalmeter. 8° , Hardcover/Pappeinband. 245 Bände!!! Vollständige Ausgabe der ersten 245 Bände dieser Mathematischen Zeitschrift. Originalausgaben, kein Reprint. Ältere Bände in deutscher Sprache, spätere Ausgaben zunehmend mit Englischen Beiträgen. Der Titel wurde aus einer Fachbibliothek ausgesondert und ist noch mit entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen versehen. Die frühen Bände weisen altersbedingte Gebrauchsspuren und teilweise kleinere Beschädigungen auf (Bsp.: Bestoßene Kanten, Knickspuren, klaffende Bindungen). Jüngere Bände mit leichten Lagerspuren. Seiten sauber. Bindungen fest. Noch im guten Zustand. Angaben zu den Versandkosten schicken wir Ihnen gern auf Anfrage. Bitte beachten Sie unser reichhaltiges Angebot an wissenschaftlichen Zeitschriften. // Original edition, no reprint. Early Volumes were only published in German Language. Formerly from library-collection. Covers in good Shape. Pages clean. Early Volumes with Shelf Wear, partly with small Defects. Still in good condition. Please ask for shipping-fees. zqx mbx

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        Sonnets et Eaux-fortes.

      Paris: Alphonse Lemerre Editeur. 1869 - 10.5 x 14.5 inches. (width x height) 270 x 370 cm. Bound in contemporary red cloth. Original wrappers bound in. One of 350 copies, this one certified by the printer of the text J.Claye and of the etchings, A. Salmon. The editor who selected the poets and artists was Philippe Burty. This is considered the first livre de peintre with text by the major poets of the period and accompanying full page etchings by the major French artists of the mid Nineteenth century. There are 42 etchings. This one includes a second copy of the etching by 10 artists .VICAIRE.MANUEL DE L'AMATEUR de Livres du xixe siècle1801-1893579SONNETS et eaux-fortes. MDCCCLXIX. Alphonse Lemrerre, éditeur, Paris (Impr. J. Claye), in-fol., couv. impr.1 f. (faux-titre; au v°, justification du tirage) ; 1 f. (titre rouge et noir, orné d'un dessin de E. Renard, gravé sur boispar A. Prunaire); x f. (« Aux poëtes et aux artistes qui ont collaboré à cette OEuvre, à M. Philippe Burty qui en adirigé l'illustration. L'éditeur reconnaissant A. Lemerre » ); 42 ff. (sonnets); 1 f. n. ch. (table); et 1 f. n. ch. (achevéd'imprimer).45 [42 in fact] eaux-fortes et 1 dessin hors texte, savoir1° La Mer, sonnet de Jean Aicard, eau-forte de Léon Gaucherel.2° Le Masque, sonnet de Joseph Autran, eau-forte d'Emile Lévy.3° Promenade galante, sonnet de Théodore de Banville, eau-forte d'Edmond Morin.4° To Kalon, sonnet d'Auguste Barbier, eau-forte de Giacomotti.5° Le Sang des géants, sonnet de Louis Bouilhet, eau-forte de Célestin Nanteuil.6° Le Sphinx, sonnet d'Henri Cazalis, eau-forte de Queyroy.7° Le Lion, sonnet de Léon Cladel, eau-forte de Gustave Doré.8° Le Fils de Louis XI, sonnet de François Coppée, eau-forte de Charles Courtry.9° Supplice de Judas, sonnet d'Antoni Deschamps, eau-forte de Veyrassat.10° Dernier mirage; sonnet d'Émile Deschamps, eau-forte de Ranvier.11° Révolte, sonnet de Léon Dierx, eau-forte de G. Howard.12° Les Incroyables, sonnet d'Emmanuel des Essarts, eau-forte de Jundt.13° Un Sénateur romain, sonnet d'Anatole France, eau-forte de Gérôme.14° Promenade hors des murs, sonnet de Théophile Gautier, eau-forte de Leys.15° Le Roman comique, sonnet d'Albert Glatigny, eau-forte de Félix Régamcy.16° La Salina, sonnet d'Edouard Grenier, eau-forte d'E. Edwards.17° Les Conquérants, sonnet de José-Maria de Heredia, eau-forte de Claudius Popelin.18° La Rookery, sonnet d'Ernest d'Hervilly, eau-forte de Seymour Haden.19° Le Pays inconnu, sonnet d'Arsène Houssaye, eau-forte de Tancrède Abraham.20° La Fontaine, sonnet de Georges Lafenestre, eau-forte de Lansyer.21° Au bord du puits, sonnet de Victor de Laprade, eau-forte de Francais.22° Réverie, sonnet de Laurent-Pichat, eau-forte de Jules Héreau.23° Le Combat homérique, sonnet de Leconte de Lisle, eau-forte de Léopold Flameng.24° Paysage normand, sonnet d'André Lemoyne, eau-forte de Corot.25° Batavia, sonnet de Robert Luzarche, eau-forte de Jongkindt [Jongkind].26° Le Verger, sonnet de Gabriel Marc, eau-forte de Daubigny.27° La Pivoine, sonnet de Judith Mendès, eau-forte de Jacquemart.28° Théodora, sonnet de Catulle Mendès, eau-forte d'Ingomar Frankel.29° Sur une composition de F. Millet, sonnet d'Albert Mérat, eau-forte de F. Millet.30° L'Eclair, sonnet de Paul Meurice, dessin de Victor Hugo.31° Le Dernier amour de Charlemagne, sonnet de Claudius Popelin, eau-forte d'Ehrmann.32° Fleur exotique, sonnet d'Armand Renaud, eau-forte de Manet.33° Théroigne de Méricourt, sonnet de Louis Xavier de Ricard, eau-forte de Victor Giraud.34° Le Pont des Arts, sonnet de Sainte-Beuve, eau-forte de Maxime Lalanne.35° Une grande douleur, sonnet de Joséphin Soulary, eau-forte de Ribot.36° Silence et nuit des bois, sonnet de Sully Prudhomme, eau-forte d'Hédouin.37° Nénuphars, sonnet d'Armand Silvestre, eau-forte de Feyen-Perrin.38° Souvenir du Bas-Bréau, sonnet d'André Theuriet, eau-forte de Michelin.39° L'Éclipse, sonnet d'Auguste Vacquerie, eau-forte de Bracquemond.40° La Chute, sonnet de Léon Valade, eau-forte de Solon.41° Le Pitre, sonnet de P [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Motiv aus Tivoli.

      - Bleistift, auf Bütten. 21,2:29,4 cm. Nach einer Ausbildung zum Bildhauer in Berlin ging Begas d.J. 1869 nach Rom, wo er in Marmor arbeiten lernte. Die vorliegende Architekturlandschaft ist vor der Natur bei Wanderungen in die Umgebung Roms entstanden.

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        Jay Gould, in a display of his brazen disregard for ethics, uses Erie Railway funds to purchase choice real estate for himself

      New York, April 9, 1869. 8.5" x 13.75". "Document Signed ?Jay Gould,? 6 pages 8.5"" x 13.75"", New York, December 14, 1869, a deed of trust to the Erie Railway Company for several parcels of land purchased by Gould in the New Jersey Meadowlands. Folds, some light toning, loss to top left corner of each page, not affecting text, a few contemporary paper losses in margins and not affecting text, else very good overall. The document chronicles several transactions made by Gould in the fall of 1868 including this example: on 15 September 1868, Gould purchased two parcels of land in Hudson, New Jersey (now part of Jersey City) from John and Caroline Cook ten acre tract known as ?Canada Meadow? located on the banks of the Penhorn Creek (a tributary of the Hackensack River). He also purchased a seven acre salt meadow from the same couple, ?Bounded Northwest by Pen Horne Creek, northeast by a ditch, southeast by the Railroad...? together with a few other minor parcels. In addition, the Cooks also sold a ten acre tract on the North Bergen side of Penhorn Creek and a one acre salt meadow nearby. In total, the Cooks sold Gould five parcels of land. At the conclusion of the document Gould declared that he would continue to own and hold the five parcels ?... in trust only, for the use and benefit of the Erie Railway Company ... that, I, or my heirs, shall and will convey the said premises by a good and sufficient deed to the said The Erie Railway Company, or any other person or corporation, whenever the said Company my so direct and require. And that I or my heirs, shall not do, or knowingly suffer or permit any act, deed, matter or thing, whereby said premises can, shall or may be in anywise impaired, injured or encumbered, in title, interest, charge, estate, or otherwise...? A survey of period maps indicates that most of these parcels were alongside the main branch linking Jersey City to the main line of the Erie Railroad ?" property with enormous value. Gould purchased the parcels just as he was consolidating control over the financially troubled Erie Railroad. The lands would later form a key part of Gould?s settlement with the Erie Railroad after the railroad sued him for $10 million, accusing its former president of stock manipulation and embezzlement among other sins. After the Erie?s board of directors in 1872 forced him from the railroad?s presidency, they slapped Gould with a $10 million lawsuit that accused him of, among a long list of other things, purchasing numerous tracts of land with Erie funds but under his name. According to the suit, Gould ?purchased with the moneys of the plaintiff for the use and on account of the plaintiff, tracts of land ... taking the title to such lands in his own name, but in trust, nevertheless, for the plaintiff.? (?At Last. Arrest of Jay Gould, the Great Erie Conspirator? New York Times, 23 November 1872; ?Gould and Erie. A Suite Commenced Against the Late President of the Line. More Frauds ?" Land and Buildings alleged to Have Been Purchased by the Defendant for His own Use by the Company?s Funds.? New York Times, August 4, 1872.) Gould had little to worry about. The Erie was a financial disaster (and was long before Gould entered the picture), and its new President, Peter H. Watson, was unwilling to engage in a protracted legal battle. Gould got wind of Watson?s disposition, and in a series of secret meetings negotiated a settlement. The Erie agreed to accept compensation from Gould in the form of various stocks, bonds and real estate, including ?The various pieces of real estate in New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio? according to a published letter in the press. The combined value Gould believed ?worth more to the Erie Company than the total sum claimed.? Gould did slyly admit his guilt in the nature of at least some of the transactions, stressing that ?Some of these properties were purchased with my own means, and the Company has no claim upon them, but they are necessary for its use...? (Jay Gould to Peter H. Watson, 17 December 1872 as quoted in The New York Times, December 20, 1872.) Because Gould later arranged to have his own accounting records relative to his involvement with the Erie destroyed in 1874, we may never be able to judge the veracity of his statements. (Edward Renehan, Dark Genius of Wall Street. 2005, pp. 212-214.) While for some, this is yet another example of Gould as the speculative opportunist ?" it also calls attention to Gould?s astute business acumen and deep understanding of the business and operations of railroads. Many of the parcels named in this particular transaction did remain under the control of the Erie, some of which are now part of the vast Croxton rail yards located in the meadows between Secaucus and Jersey City."

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        Holy Bible

      George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode,, London - Circa 1869. Victorian King James edition. A beautiful classic antique leather-bound oversized Bible, with six laid-in albumen photographs of the holy land by the renown photographer Francis Frith. Beautiful 19th century binding, with rounded spine, beveled covers, and gilt on all edges. 9 x 11 inches. Elaborately blind tooled leather covers with a partial brass clasp. Bright gilt on spine. Binding is solid and tight. Inside pages are lightly tanned, with rare signs of aging, such as very light occasional foxing. Photo plates are gently aged, yet overall clean and in nice condition. Some water damage, limited to exterior, feps, and the book of Revelations. Covers have some whitening from old water damage, as well as light scuffing and dirt. Boards have some edgewear, including rubbed corners and spine ends. Front board is split from tail of spine toward center for 4", and shoulder is split nearly 2" from the same point. Front and back hinges are cracked. Very faint musty scent from interior upon thumbing. 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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      1869 - Paris, librairie Bachelin-Deflorenne 1869. Quatre volumes in-4°(31x21cm). Reliure de l'époque demi maroquin . Dos à nerfs portant le titre doré. Couvertures conservées. Tetes dorées.Texte sur 2 colonnes.Environ 500p pour l'ensemble des volumes. Illustrations dans le texte et lettrines. Nerfs légèrement frottés sinon bon et solide exemplaire. Etude sur les romans de chevalerie. Fier-à-bras. Histoire des voyages du scarmentado. Histoire d'un bon bramin. Ogier le danois; histoire des 4 fils Aymon. Huon de Bordeaux. Poésies du XV°. Milles et Amys. Guérin de Montglave. La chanson de Roland(extraits). Poèsies du XVI°. Berthe aux grands pieds. Aucassin et Nicolette. Alboufaris père des cavaliers. Galien restauré. Babouc ou le monde comme il va. La princesse Parizade.T2/ Lancelot du lac. Arthus de Bretagne. Recherches sur l'origine des romans. Noei Borguignon. tristan de Léonois; Amadis de Gaule. T3/ Etude sur la nouvelle traduction d'Amadis. Amadis. Histoire amoureuse de Flores et Blanchefleur. Witikind ou la chanson des saxons. Rustem roman de chevalerie persan du poete Firdoussi. Mélusine; Pierre de Provence-Cléomades et Claremonde. le roman de la rose.L'Abenaki; Jean de Paris. Mivromégas. Le taureau blanc. Geoffroy à la grande dent; Histoire et plaisante chronique du petit Jehan de Saintré et de la dame des belles-cousines.Histoire de gérard de Nevers. Histoire de la comtesse de Ponthieu; La princesse de Trebizonde. Buzando le nain. Zirfée l'enchanteresse. La reine Genièvre. Khaled et Djaida, roman arabe; Baudoin le diable; geneviève de Brabant. L'épervier blanc; Regner Lodbrog; Fragments d'histoire par Voltaire. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Tirage argentique d¿époque

      - GIDE André (1869-1951), écrivain. Portrait de l¿écrivain à son bureau par Laure ALBIN-GUILLOT (1879-1962). Tirage argentique d¿époque, 1935, signé au crayon sur le tirage par la photographe. H 27 x L 18,5 cm.

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        Twelfth Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of the Central Park for the Year Ending December 31, 1868

      New York: Evening Post Steam Presses, 1869. Paperback. Very Good. 3 maps, plate, 12 mounted photos, 164p. Original printed wrapper. 24cm. Label removed from front cover with some thinning (including a small hole) and paper residue.

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        Illustrations of Ancient Buildings in Kashmir. Prepared Under the Authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council From Photographs, Plans, and Drawings Taken by Order of the Government of India.

      India Museum and W,H, Allen, 1869. - Folio. pp. 26; lithographed map, 14 plates, 44 mounted carbon autotype photographs [on 43 sheets]. Silverfish damage to the lower margins of 7 leaves, and the outer margins of 4 leaves. Original morocco backed printed orange cloth, all edges gilt, a little rubbed and with a 2 inch by 1 inch torn scar on the rear cover. However a decent copy of a book rarely encountered in the original binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Travels in the Central Caucasus and Bashan, including Visits to Ararat and Tabreez and Ascents of Kazbek and Elbruz

      London, Longmans, Green, 1869 - Octavo, xvi, 510, [2, publisher's advertisements] pages with 16 illustrations plus a colour frontispiece, 4 plates and 3 folding maps. Original gilt-pictorial cloth a little scuffed and slightly rubbed at the extremities, with minor wear to the corners and the ends of the spine; spine sunned; blemish to the cloth at the head of the front cover (where an old paper library label was removed long ago); top marginal corner of the frontispiece a little creased and dusty; overall a very good copy. With the early nameplate of Edward Charles Stirling. Use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability.

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        Phantasmagoria and Other Poems

      London: Macmillan and Co., 1869. 1st Edition . Fine. 4.5 x 6.75 inches (12 x 17 cm). Full blue morocco binding by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath (binder's name in gilt to front turn-in). Spine has five raised bands, gilt ruled panels, gilt lettering, date to foot of spine. Single gilt fillet border to boards. Gilt decorated board edges. Gilt fillet turn ins with fleurons to corners, hand marbled endpapers, all page edges gilt. Original covers bound in to the rear of the book. Inscription to half title page (dated May 1869). Fine condition throughout. The first issue of the first edition with no mention of Alice to the title page. A first class example in a binding of the very highest order. Hardback. Printed pages: viii, 202

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        HOHENSCHWANGAU. "Schwansee". Blick über den See auf Schloß Hohenschwangau, im Vordergrund auf einem Felsen ein Bub mit Hund.

      - Aquarell über Bleistift auf starkem Aquarell-Papier von Leopold Rottmann, signiert und datiert 1869, 36,7 x 52,8 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XXIX, S. 102. - Ein künstlerisch qualitätvolles großformatiges Landschaftsaquarell, das in seiner großräumigen Auffassung, Technik und Farbigkeit die Nähe zum Bruder Carl Rottmann verrät. Leopold „vermied aber dessen Stilisieren, blieb vielmehr bewusst Naturalist" (Thieme-Becker). Er lebte 1812 - 1881 und schuf zahlreiche eindrucksvolle Aquarelle, unter anderem mehrere Zyklen für König Max II. von dessen Jagdrevieren im bayerischen Gebirge. Die Graphische Sammlung in München besitzt eine große Anzahl seiner Arbeiten. - In tadellos farbfrischer Erhaltung. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Manifest Kommunisticheskoj partii.

      [Geneva, Louis Czerniecki, 1869].. 8vo (117 x 186 mm). 23, (1) pp. With original printed title label on front flyleaf. Contemp. red half cloth with gilt title to cloth on front board.. First edition of the first Russian translation of the Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels' groundbreaking work of communist propaganda, "undoubtedly the most widespread, the most international production of all Socialist literature, the common platform acknowledged by millions of working men from Siberia to California" (preface to the 1888 edition). In the words of the British economist Harold Laski, the Manifesto is "admitted by every serious student of society to be one of the outstanding documents of all time". It also constitutes an early sum of Marx' and Engels' ideas, later to become known under the heading of 'scientific socialism': "[L]e manifeste renferme en puissance la quasi-totalite des idees elaborees par ses deux auteurs dans leurs ouvrages ulterieurs et qui, dans leur ensemble, representent ce qu'ils appellent le socialisme scientifique; la seul exception importante est la theorie de la plus-value" (Andreas, p. 1). - This first Russian translation was prepared by the anarchist Mikhail Bakunin, "who despite being one of Marx and Engels' most pronounced opponents in the working class movement, saw the great revolutionary importance contained within the Manifesto" (note to the preface of the 1882 Russian translation). Due to state censorship, publication in Russia was out of the question. The printer, Louis (Ludwik) Czerniecki, was a Polish emigre who had come to Switzerland via London with the Russian revolutionary democrat Alexander Herzen. His Polish printing press served the Free Russian Press, in especial Herzen's paper "Kolokol" ("The Bell"), the Russian emigrants' leading organ of the time. Prior to this translation, the only bits of the Manifesto to reach Russian readers were a single sentence in the radical St. Petersburg journal "Sovremnik" (12/1858), reminiscent of the Manifesto's famous final sentence, and a paraphrase of the beginning of Section I that appeared as an introduction to a German-translated article in "Zagranicnij Vestnik" (6/1864). Neither of these publications cited their source. Unbeknownst to either author, it would be Russia where the Revolution heralded by the Manifesto would finally take place, under the leadership of their disciple Lenin who did not discover Marxism until after Marx's death (but who was later to prepare his own translation of the Communist Manifesto). - Engels, in his preface to the 1888 English edition of the Manifesto, stated in twofold error that "the first Russian translation, made by Bakunin, was published at Herzen's 'Kolokol' office in Geneva, about 1863; a second one, by the heroic Vera Zasulich, also in Geneva, 1882". In fact, Bakunin's version appeared in 1869, and the 1882 translation, with a preface by the authors, is by Georgi Plekhanov. Neither Marx nor Engels appears ever to have owned a copy of this Russian translation. Shrewdly, it was issued without wrappers or title page, with no mention of place or year, editor, printer, or translator. The printed title label present in our copy is also confirmed in the single other copy available for comparison (Geneva). Extremely rare: the only known copy in private hands; only three other copies are known in libraries worldwide (Bibliotheque de Geneve; Institute of Marxism-Leninism of the Central Committee of the CPSU; Russian State Library/Gos. Biblioteka Imeni Lenina; photocopies in the Andreas and Feltrinelli collections). - A bit of wear to extremities. Binding very slightly loosened; gutter of flyleaf and first leaf inconspicuouly reinforced. All in all very well preserved. - Andreas 54. OCLC 717010404 (Bibliotheque de Geneve, BGE Brsl 954/10). Rubel 70 (note, "1859" in error). Cf. PMM 326.

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        Handbook of the River Plate; comprising Buenos Ayres, the Upper Provinces, Banda Oriental, and Paraguay

      Buenos Ayres: Standard Printing-Office, 74 Calle Belgrado, 1869. First edition. xvi, [1]-192, [1]-160, [1]-200, 1-40 [ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo [24 x 17 cm]. Original red cloth. Rebacked preserving original spine. Some spotting of first and last leaves. Very good plus. Complete Guide to the Southern Lands, 1869 Only One Volume of the projected two volume set was ever published. Considered the first English language book published in South America it went through several editions in a smaller format. The forty pages of English language advertisements are amazing in their own right: Montevideo booksellers and piano merchants, Liebig's Meat Extract, customs brokers, bankers, and more. With the bookplate of Francis le Buchanan to the front pastedown, who was something of a collector in the field and almost certainly a resident of Buenos Aires at some point.

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      Stabilimento Tipografico G.P.E., Napoli 1869 - Opera in 16 voll. in 8°, leg. in m. pelle coeva, titoli e fregi in oro al dorso, su due coll. Fioriture e ordinarie tracce del tempo, nell'insieme buone condizioni. Opere complete di Buffon traduzione eseguita sulle migliori e più recenti edizioni francesi con la nomenclatura linnejana e la classificazione di Cuvier e con aggiunte note ed osservazioni estratte dalle opere dei più illustri naturalisti italiani e stranieri dal dott. Giovanni Boschi. Vol. I: Teoria della terra - Epoche della natura Vol. II: Minerali. Parte sperimentale. Memorie. Storia naturale dei minerali. Vol. III: Sali ed acidi. Metalli. Cristallizzazioni del quarzo. Vol. IV: Pietre preziose. Prodotti vulcanici. Genesi dei minerali. Trattato della calamita. Vol. V: Animali domestici, selvaggi, carnivori; dell'antico continente e del nuovo mondo. Vol. VI: Seguito degli animali. Vedute della natura. Vol. VII: Foche, morse, lamantini. Scimmie. Muli. Storia degli animali. Vol. VIII: Degli uccelli di rapina. Uccelli che non possono volare. Vol. IX, X, XI, XII: Uccelli. Vol. XIII: Esperienze sui vegetabili. Discorsi pronunziati all'Accademia Francese. Lettere, ecc. Vol. XIV: L'uomo. Vol. XV: La vita e i tempi di Buffon, con ritratto dell'Autore. Volume dell'Atlante contenente 203 tavv. a colori n.t. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Black-faced Graucalus (Graucalus Melanops)

      London: The Author 1840-, 1869. Hand-coloured lithograph (600 x 365 mm.), with letter-press text; very good, mounted and framed. An attractive original hand coloured lithograph plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia. Only 250 sets were produced of Birds of Australia, and are still considered today as one of Gould's most successful projects and a foundation stone of Australian ornithology.The Black-faced Graucalus is commonly found in New South Wales, its food consists of insects and their larvae and berries, including large mantis as illustrated in this plate.

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        The STORY Of A BAD BOY

      Boston:: (Fields, Osgood & Co.),. 1869.. Binding: 9" x 6". 1st printings. Bound PRESENTATION copy, with inserted slip inscribed by the author. A Merle Johnson, High Spot of American Literature (p. 12). 12 separate issues of "Our Young Folks" bound together with various paginations.. Maroon half-bound leather spine and edges, over maroon cloth covered boards. Gilt stamped lettering and rules to spine. Marbled endpapers.. Modest wear to binding (rubbing to edges). Paper age-toned and worn. at edges, endpapers worn and tanned. Withal, a VG example.. First appearance of Thomas Bailey Aldrich's semi-autobiographical novel The Story of a Bad Boy, thought to be the inspiration for Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer (and the first in the "Bad Boy" genre of writing), complete with all twelve issues of "Our Young Folks" plus a bound-in signed presentation slip of paper. Only holding of the original issues available in the trade at this time. . Many b/w illustrations throughout.

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        Ueber die Beziehungen der Eigenschaften zu den Atomgewichten der Elemente [On the Relation of the Properties to the Atomic Weights of the Elements]

      Leipzig: Zeitschrift für Chemie; Quandt and Handel, 1869. THE PERIODIC TABLE: Likely the first appearance of Mendeleev?s periodic table in a Western journal. Although priority has not been established between this Zeitschrift für Chemie appearance and the Journal für praktische Chemie appearance, it was clearly the more complete 1869 Zeitschrift appearance that was the most influential. ?In 1868 Mendeleev began writing his famous textbook, Principles of Chemistry. As he later related, it was while exploring various alternative organizational schemes for this book that he hit upon the periodic law. While waiting for the book to appear in print (the first edition was published in installments between 1868 and 1871), Mendeleev produced a single-page flier summarizing his new organizational scheme entitled An Attempted System of the Elements Based on their Atomic Weights and Chemical Analogies, which he circulated among Russian chemists in early 1869. In March of that year he presented a more detailed paper to the newly founded Russian Chemical Society entitled ?On the Correlation Between the Properties of the Elements and their Atomic Weights?. This, in turn, was published in the first volume of the society?s new journal.?This paper, however, ?was not translated from Russian until 1895 and consequently played little or no role in initially acquainting American, British and western European chemists with the periodic law. This role was played instead by two short German abstracts of the paper, one of which appeared in the Journal für praktische Chemie and the other in the Zeitschrift für Chemie... The first reproduced only Mendeleev?s table, without any commentary or explanation... To the best of our knowledge, only the longer abstract in the Zeitschrift für Chemie had a significant impact, as it was the reading of this abstract that stimulated the German chemist, Lothar Meyer, to publish his own thoughts on the periodic law in late 1870 and which ultimately gave rise to a vigorous priority debate? (William B. Jensen, Mendeleev on the Periodic Law).IN: Zeitschrift für Chemie, Vol 12 (1869), pp.405-406. Leipzig: Quandt & Handel, 1869. Octavo, modern three-quarter calf. Whole volume (p.1-766) offered. Bound without general title. With a rear yellow wrapper bound-in. Marginal repair to last leaf of index; one index leaf with corner tear; a few leaves toward the rear with repaired corners (not affecting text). Mendeleev paper fine. Beautifully bound. RARE. Very Good.

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        MÜNCHEN. - Oberföhring. Oberföhring am Steilufer der Isar.

      - Öl auf Leinwand, monogr. unten rechts "L. G", rückseitig auf der Leinwand bez. "L. Gebhardt München", 20,5 x 31,5 cm. Thieme-Becker Bd. XIII, S. 314. - Das reizvolle Bild zeigt die Kirche von Oberföhring vor einem dramatischen Wolkenhimmel, vorne am Ufer der Isar eine Kuhherde. Gebhardt begann nach einem kurzen Besuch der Akademie, „wo für die Landschaft noch keine Pflege war" (Hyacinth Holland) als Autodidakt und brachte es nach dem Vorbild von Ernst Fries und Carl Rottmann zu einem geschätzten Landschaftsmaler. Er betrieb Studien an der Isar, der Würm, dem Chiemsee und im bayerischen Alpenvorland, sowie in Tirol und am Gardasee. Seit 1869 beschickte er regelmäßig die Ausstellungen im Münchner Glaspalast. - Sehr gut erhalten. In alter Berliner Leiste gerahmt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Philadelphia: J.P. Lippincott, 1869. original embossed cloth stamped in gilt and in blank, all edges gilt. 4to. original embossed cloth stamped in gilt and in blank, all edges gilt. 21 pages. First and only edition. Potter (1831-1904) was a noted architect and author, Mark Twain hired him in 1871 to build his home in Hartford, CT, which still stands today. This book takes the reader around the world by showing examples of decorated capitals of columns via photographic reproduction. Descriptive legend by Henry Copp?e. Eight-toned plates, each with five mounted photographs as illustrations. Covers bumped at corners and scuffed. Free endpapers lacking. Foxing and a faint stain in the outer margin of the text pages.

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      Published by Macmillan and Co., 1869. 1st edition.. Hardback. Fair/Poor. Illustrated by Tenniel, John. Fair condition with no wrapper. Alice in Wonderland translated into French by Bue. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine and vignettes/borders to covers. 42 b/w illustrations. 196 pages, all edges gilt. Brown endpapers. Spine and corners bumped and worn. A couple of small dents to top edges of covers, spine frayed at top and tail and split to rear edge with horizonteal tear across centre. Small red mark to front cover. Name in ink to front endpaper and in pencil to half-title. Front joint and one hinge cracked. Some foxing and browning to tissue-guard else contents clean. [R]

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      Establecimiento Tipográfico de Tomás Rey y Compañía, Editores, 1869 (primera edición)., Madrid, - Traducción española de don Vicente Guimerá. Esta se considera como la primera edición íntegra a nivel mundial. Se publicó al mismo tiempo que la edición francesa, pero esta se publico en dos partes entre 1869 y 1870. No fué hasta 1871 que Francia publicó la novela íntegra en un solo volumen. Tomo en cuarto de 290 páginas, ilustrado con grabados. Encuadernación en cartoné con lomo en piel con nervios, estado aceptable. La hoja correspondiente a las páginas 283-284 está rota y le falta un cuarto de su superficie, afectándole al texto y a un grabado. P-000 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        LOS DIPUTADOS PINTADOS POR SUS HECHOS. Colección de estudios biográficos sobre los elegidos por el sufragio universal en las constituyentes de 1869, recopilados por distinguidos literatos

      - y seguido de un exacto e imparcial resumen histórico de las causas y efectos de la revolución española hasta el día en que las Cortes decidan la definitiva forma de Gobierno que ha de regir la Nación. Ilustrada con magníficos retratos en litografía por Santiago Llanta. Madrid, R. Labajos y Compañía, editores, 1869, 23x33, 3 tomos: I- 476 págs. 30 láminas. II- 476 págs. 35 láminas. III- 319+8 págs. 12 láminas. Muy buen estado, papel limpio sin manchas ni óxido, Por defecto de impresión faltan unas palabras al final de una hoja. Encuadernados en plena piel con tejuelos y ruedas doradas. (56023).

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        Christmas Books

      Boston: Fields, Osgood, 1869. Plates and text vignettes after Sir Edwin Landseer, R.A., Maclise, R.A., Stanfield, R.A., F. Stone, Doyle, Leech and Tenniel. 465 pp. Publisher's brown morocco "gift" binding, covers blocked in blind, spine in six compartments with title gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges; extremities slightly rubbed, endpapers, repaired. Inscribed by Oliver Wendell Holmes A marvellous association copy, inscribed by Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) on a front blank to an assistant in his anatomy lectures at Harvard Medical Schoolon the ffep:ÒTo Mr. Beach, My intelligent, unworried, and always obliging Demonstrator 1869Ð70. With the kind regards of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Christmas 1869."

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        Shakespearean Creations illuminated by Samuel Stanesby.

      Griffin, London - ( Ohne Erscheinungsjahr - um 1869 erschienen laut Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog ) Mit 27 n.n. Blättern in farbigen und reich goldgeschmückten Chromolithographien mit 13 montierten Photographien. ( Das Frontispiz-Foto zeigt E. Goodwyn Lewis iim Jahre 1864 ). Reich goldgeprägter Oldr mit umlaufendem Goldschnitt, 8° ( 20,5 x 16 cm ). Die montierten Photographien zeigen Hauptcharaktere der Shakespeare-Stücke. Einband berieben und etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, Bindung defekt, Seiten teils lose. Innen Seiten durchgehend etwas stockfleckig, einige Seiten auch stärker, wenige Seiten mit kleinen Randläsionen. - sehr selten - ( Gewicht 650 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available )

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