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        Lake Pepin Fish-Chowder, in Letters to General Spinner

      New York: H.D. McIntyre & Co., 201 William Street, 1869. First edition. 141, [2, ads] pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Brick cloth, gilt stamped on upper cover only. Slightly rubbed. Near fine. Fishing in Minnesota, 1869 A series of letters on the glories of Minnesota fishing from this former Civil War officer to Gen. Francis E. Spinner (1802-1890), who served as Treasurer of the United States under Presidents Lincoln, Johnson, and Grant. First printed in Porter's Spirit of the Times to meet a growing post-war market of tourists and travelers eager to find the best fishing spots, Gibbs' little book spread the word about the joys of fishing Minnesota's lakes and rivers. It has never been re-printed, and is now rare on the market."And many learned about Minnesota fishing in the late 1860s when ex-Civil War Officer Oliver Gibbs wrote a series of letters to General Spinner, then United States treasurer, that were printed in The Spirit of the Times and later collected into a volume called Lake Pepin Fish-Chowder [?] Railing against the 'pot fishers' who netted fish by the wagonload, Gibbs promoted fishing with rod and reel" (Sheehy). Great content and fine story-telling, a neglected work from a formative time in American sport.

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        IMPORTANT 19TH CENTURY HERBARIUM ALBUM CONTAINING c 360 MAINLY IRISH MOSS SPECIMENS INCLUDING MANY "Specimens not previously described as being indigenous to that Island" WITH LOCATION NOTES, DATES AND BRYOLOGISTS

      Unknown: Not Appropriate, 1869. An important 19th Century Herbarium album of predominantly Irish mosses, compiled by David Orr, containing many specimens not previously described from Ireland, and therefore historically, highly significant (though the reliabilty of some of Orr's specimens is questioned - see below). "These specimens marked thus X were found and identified in Ireland by David Orr not being previously described as being indigenous to that Island" Of the c. 360 specimens 53 are marked X; arranged on 27 sheets. All specimens collected between 1846 & 1869, mostly by Orr with contributions from other recognised contemporary Bryologists [see notes below]. This collection was assembled by David Orr, Assistant to Dr Moore at Botanic Garden, Dublin; each specimen mounted and pencil labelled with a facing page giving details of the specimen, location, collector and date found. It clearly reflects Orr's passion for the subject and represents hundreds of hours of field work, but is not entirely unique and may have been produced on commission. Orr is also a figure of certain notoriety as it is believed he falsified some records which throws into question many of his other, probably genuine records. The album has suffered from exposure to damp at some time, the binding and paper is cockled and uneven, toned in places, but no damp staining and the dried pressed specimens remain in good condition. There are several small worm holes but these do not interfere with the contents. The card binding is worn and missing the original closure strap and title label, but all pages remain firmly bound in. "Orr, David (?- 1892) Collected mosses in Antrim, Dublin and Wicklow. Plants at BM(NH), also Dublin, letters in Wilson correspondence at BM(NH)" OTHER CONTRIBUTERS OF SPECIMENS INCLUDE: - "Davies, J.H.(1838-1909) Mosses at Trinity College, Dublin. Donaldson, G (1860s) County Antrim at Oxford. Fergusson, Rev. J. Letters at BM(NH), Plants at Oxford. Hunt, George Edward (1841-1873) Mosses at BM(NH) Letters at Kew. Jackson, John (1837-1920) Keeper ,Kew Museums 1858-1901. Kirk, Sir John (1832-1922) MD Explorer and naturalist (Livingston's Expedition 1858). Moore, David (1807-1879) Botanist and Curator Botanic Garden, Glasnevin 1838. Nowell, Rev. J. (1802-1867) Bryologist. Wilson, William (1799-1871) Described mosses for Hooker's Flora Antarctica, Plants and drawings at BM(NH) Letters at BM(NH). Wood, John (1813-1890) MD Bryologist, Plants and letters at Kew, in W. Wilson correspondence at BM(NH)". [Desmond, Ray; Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturalists]. Notes: - The National Botanic Gardens at Glasnevin, Dublin holds a very similar album with the title "A hand Herbarium of British and Irish Mosses arranged according to Wilson's Bryologia Britannica" and dated 29th 1873. This is a leather bound volume 15.5 x 19.5cm containing 47 leaves with 322 differentt specimens (taxa). So very similar to our album. For what purposes these collections were made is unknown as is the number of copies produced, but the emphasis on new records would suggest that their purpose was, at least, partly proselytic. Regarding Orr's reputation to falisfy records, can it really be that all of the 53 specimens in our album described as "not previously described as being indigenous to that Island" are fabricated? Throughout the history of science reputations have, often unfairly, sullied very good and pioneering work; does Orr's work fall into this category? Perhaps not, but either way this album is a small but important record in the history of Irish botany. Provenance: from the estate of the Marine Biologist T. Willcocks of The Plymouth Institution/Devon & Cornwall Natural History Society.. First Edition. Card Covers. Good/No Dust Jacket. 4to.

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        Sammelband of 10 French Provincial Book Auction Catalogues / [ Recueil de Catalogues de ventes de Livres]

      Bordeaux, Dijon and Libourne, 1869-1883. 8vo. Together 8 provincial book auction catalogues in one volume: contemporary marbled boards (worn) rebacked with original spine and red label. Some foxing; wrappers and several title-pages were never bound in. An appealing copy. Sammelband of rare French book auction catalogues from Bordeaux, Dijon and Libourne. Early French provincial book sale catalogues are seldom seen on the market, or even in institutional collections. In the present volume, a good number are annotated with prices and some buyers' names in the margins. That the annotator and first owner of the Sammelband is known is of particular interest: The volume was assembled by Hippolyte Duthu, one of the principles in several sales recorded herein. Duthu was a little-known, but no less interesting provincial bookseller, originally from Dijon. In 1869 Duthu established himself in Bordeaux, first as the "commis-principal" (chief clerk) in the Maison Paul Chaumas, at that time directed by Duthu's mother-in-law, and then as her "successeur." His trajectory, apparently described here for the first time, is recorded in his solicitations for sale catalogues and priced catalogues in the "Feuilleton du Journal general de l'imprimerie et de la librairie," first on 28 Dec. 1872 (61e annee, 2e serie, no. 52, p. 1198) where he describes himself simply as an associate of the firm: "M. Hippolyte Duthu (Maison Chaumas, à Bordeaux), prie MM. les Libraires de la France et de l?'étranger de lui adresser les catalogues des ventes et les catalogues à prix marqués." Then, in the same trade journal, on 2 Sept. 1876 he placed another request for sale catalogues and priced catalogues (65e annee, 2e serie, no. 36, p. 1198), but this time he refers to himself as a "libraire": "M. Hippolyte Duthu, Libraire (30, allées d'0rléans, à Bordeaux), prie MM. les Libraires de France et de l'étranger de lui envoyer, comme par le passé, leurs Catalogues à prix marqués." Contents: 1. Catalogue de beaux livres vendus pour cause de depart (s.n., n.d.) 3-16 pp. (presumably lacking title-page), 71 lots; priced, with some buyer's names. 2a + 2b. Livres composant la bibliothèque scientifique de feu M. A. Baudrimont, professeur à la faculté de Bordeaux (2 copies), Imp. G. Gounouilhou, Bordeaux, s.d. 36 pp. 586 lots; the first copy is heavily annotated - perhaps the expert's own copy? - the second is partially priced. Not in Blogie. Not in Grolier Club. 3. Liste des principaux livres ayant composé la Bibliothèque de feu M. ***, Avocat Bordelais, Imprimerie Georges Bouchon, Libourne, 28 Nov. 1883, 28 pp., 257 lots; priced, with some buyers' names. Blogie II, col. 168. 4. Anon. Catalogue de Livres (vente du 12 au 17 avril 1880), Imprimerie Bellier, Bordeaux, 68 pp. 1097 lots; priced. A collection of fine books in fine bindings, the majority of which were bound in Paris by Andrieux according to the preface. Not in Blogie. Not in Grolier Club. 5. Catalogue des Livres composant la Bibliothèque de feu M. Gueneau d'Aumont. 25 Janvier 1869, Librairie Lamarche, Succr de Victor Lagier, Dijon, 1869, 115 pp., 1215 lots, partially price, with some buyers' names. Not in Blogie. Not in Grolier Club. 6. Vente apres deces: Catalogue des Livres provenant de la Bibliothèque de feu M. C... le mercredi 3 mai 1876 à Bordeaux, Charles Lefebvre, 1876, 33 pp. 527 lots; priced. Not in Blogie. Not in Grolier Club. 7. Catalogue de Bons Livres en divers Genres composant la bibliothèque de M. X. les 26 et 27 juin 1872, Bordeaux, Charles Lefebvre, 1872, 37 pp., 304 lots; partially priced. Not in Blogie. Grolier Club 05.43\1872\0116 (cover detached) 8. Catalogue des Livres composant la Bibliothèque du Château de Diénay de feu M. Vaillant de Meixmoron le 6 décembre 1869, Librairie de Hippolyte Duthu, Dijon, 1869 (upper margin of title and first leaf torn away), 144 pp., 1411 lots; unopened. Not in Blogie. Grolier Club 05.43\1869\0419. 9. Catalogue d'une Bibliothèque d'Ouvrages Rares et Précieux de Mathématiques le 1er août 1872, Bordeaux, Librairie Ve Paul Chaumas, 21 pp., 150 lots; priced. Inscribed "Duthu" (who assisted the CP of the sale) and with names and addresses of several booksellers (including Friedlander & Sohn, Orell Fussli, Berthoud, Maresq) as well as the great collector and mathematician Michel Chasles, whose library was sold in Paris in 1881 (the Grolier Club has two copies of the catalogue). Not in Blogie. Not in Grolier Club.

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        The works of Thackeray in twenty-four volumes. Complete in 24 volumes

      London: Smith, Elder, 1869. First edition thus.. Hardback. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.75 inches). 24 volumes. Illustrated, many full-page plates, hors-texte. Notes. Each volume has additional individual title-page and additional engraved title-page. Half morocco over green cloth, gilt decorated to spines, spines faded to brown. Spine (raised bands) to volume 7 rubbed. Some rubbing to corners and edges. Top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Light browning to blank prelims and extrems. Dealer's remarks in pencil to verso of ffep to volume 1. Name 'Kemp' in ink to many flyleaves. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding firm and square. Contents: v.1-2. Vanity Fair. -- v.3-4. The history of Pendennis. -- v.5-6. The newcomes. -- v.7. The history of Henry Esmond. -- v.8-9. The Virginians. -- v.10-11. The adventures of Philip on his way through the world. -- v.12. The paris sketchbook. -- v.13. The memoirs of Barry Lyndon. The history of Samuel Titmarsh. -- v.14. The Irish sketchbook. Notes of a journey from Cornhill to Cairo. -- v.15. The book of snobs. Sketches and travels in London. -- v.16. Burlesques. -- v.17. The Christmas books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh. -- v.18. Ballads and tales. -- v.19. The four Georges. The English humourists of the eighteenth century. -- v.20. Roundabout papers. The second funeral of Napoleon. -- v.21. Denis Duval. Lovel the widower, etc. -- v.22. Catherine. Little travels. The Fitzboodle papers, etc. -- v.23. Miscellaneous essays, sketches and reviews. -- v.24. Contributions to "Punch" (not previously reprinted). A Very Good set indeed. Extremely heavy set, requiring eye-watering and prohibitive amounts of extra postage overseas by Parcel Force (hugely expensive). Courier in UK. We reduce the default shipping charge for lighter books or use it for a tracked service if books are expensive or uncommon. We pack books securely in boxes, or corrugated card or cardboard, and protect corners with bubble-wrap.

      [Bookseller: John Taylor Books P.B.F.A.]
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        Concord Sketches

      Fields, Osgood & Co., Boston 1869 - Publisher's original burgundy cloth. Gilt-stamped boxed title on the front board. All edges gilt. A photographic title-page and twelve full-page photographs, mounted on card stock, are tipped in. (Abigail) May Alcott was Louisa May Alcott's sister, and the basis for Amy in "Little Women." Louisa wrote the preface and selected the captions for the photographs. There is a slight waviness to the text pages, as if the book was at one time exposed to humidity, though there is no stain or tidemark. The pages with the photographs, being on thicker stock, are unaffected. Divided into sections on Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, and Alcott, the photographs include a sketch of Thoreau in his rowboat on Walden Pond. This large book, roughly 13 ½" x 11", cost a whopping ten dollars at the time of publication. Only 160 copies were printed and the book is, resultantly, quite scarce.

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        American Beauty Personified as The Nine Muses

      N.p. [New York?], 1869. Frontispiece portrait photograph (albumen print) of artist Joseph Fagnani, and 9 albumen prints from portraits of American women by Fagnani, each sitter identified by an ink caption in a previous owner's hand. [56] pp. 1 vols. 6-5/8 x 5-3/4 inches (16.8 x 14.5 cm). Contemporary limp burgundy morocco, with a handwritten paper label affixed to the upper cover, reading: "American Beauties as Muses 1860-1870 (with names written by Leonie Jerome)" and gilt-lettered spine. Some wrinkling to mounts, small dampstain to lower part of gutter margins, but overall a good copy. With the bookplate of LEONIE [Jerome] LESLIE on the front pastedown, and that of her sister, JENNIE [Jerome] SPENCER CHURCHILL on the rear flyleaf. American Beauties and the Jerome Sisters In 1869, the Italian-American painter Joseph Fagnani's exhibition of the "Nine Muses" was held at the Somerville Art Gallery. A review of the show by the New York Times (Nov. 22, 1869) reads:"As just recognition rather than a flattering compliment of America female beauty, these pictures, apart from the strict consideration of their artistic merits, are full of interest, and, wherever they are taken, will be sure to attract much attention. We learn the muses are loudly called for in other quarter; and those who have not worshipped at their shrine, should, like good patriots, make haste to do so."Here, in this remarkable little album, Fagnani aims to highlight and emphasize the varying beauty of American women, at a time when the European ideal served as the sole model for American standards. All the more remarkable is this copy's extraordinary association with two of the most celebrated American beauties of its period, the Jerome sisters, Jennie (1854-1921) and Leonie (1859-1943). Daughters of New York financier Leonard Jerome, Jennie and Leonie would have been teenagers at the time of the Fagnani exhibition after the Civil War. The two were to become among the most famous beauties of their day and the toast of England: Jennie, when she married Lord Randolph Churchill, younger son of the Duke of Marlborough, in 1874; and Leonie, ten years later, when she married the baronet Sir John Leslie. Jennie, of course, soon became the mother of Winston Churchill; and Leonie was the mother of Shane Leslie. This album, with the actual identities of the sitters revealed by Leonie, represents perhaps the teenage aspirations of the two sisters, soon to be realized in high society. The original portraits are now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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        On the Origin of Species

      London: John Murray, 1869. 5th or later Edition . Original Cloth. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. 19 x 13 Cms (7.5" x 5"). PUBLISHING DETAILS: Fifth edition, tenth thousand of Darwin's great work, published by John Murray of London in 1969. 596 pages. Size; 19 x 13 cms (7.5" x 5"). Weight; 830g (1 pound 13 ounces). CONDITION: I would rate this as very good minus. The original green cloth covers, with gilt titling to the spine, are generally clean and sound, having been neatly repaired at the top and tail of the spine. The binding is generally tight and secure, having been neatly reinforced at the front hinge. The text and fold-out illustration are clean and free from foxing (see photos). The half-title page is torn and grazed and there is a stamp for the Skara Stifts Bibliotek to the front free endpaper. A still very presentable copy of this early edition, offered at a price for the collector on a budget. THE BOOK: 'can we doubt ... that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind?' In the Origin of Species, Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. His insistence on the immense length of the past and on the abundance of life-forms, present and extinct, dislodged man from his central position in creation and called into question the role of the Creator. He showed that new species are achieved by natural selection, and that absence of plan is an inherent part of the evolutionary process. Darwin's prodigious reading, experimentation, and observations on his travels fed into his great work, which draws on material from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters.

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray in Twenty Two Volumes

      London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1869. 22 vols., 8vo. Uniformly bound in handsome full tree calf, delicate floral gilt border on covers. Gilt backstrip with red and dark-brown morocco labels. Gilt turn-ins. Marbled endpapers and edges. Hugh Hopkins, Glasgow, bookseller ticket on front pastedown of each volume. Occasional rubbing to hinges, some old and expert repair to backstrips of select volumes. Very good. An excellent set of Thackeray, the first collected works to include reproductions of the authorÕs own illustrations.

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        Missale Romanum ex decreto sacrosancti concilii Tridentini restitutum, S. PII Quinti jussu editum, Clementis VIII. et Urbani VIII. Papae auctoritate recognitum, et novis missis ex indulto apostolico hugusque concessis auctum

      Mechlinae (Mechelen): H. Dessain, 1869. xxxvi, 480, cxxxv, [1], 32, ----pp. 1 vols. Folio. Contemporary red morocco, gilt spine, five brass bosses on both upper and lower covers, brass clasps, a.e.g. Fine.

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        Blick auf Häuser am Hang auf Capri.

      1869. Bleistift, mit Bleistift umrandet, auf festem cremefarbenem Velin, rechts unten bezeichnet und datiert "Capri Mai / 69.". 19,3:17,2 cm. Verso: Landschaftsskizze. Bleistift. An den Rändern leicht vergilbt und ungleich beschnitten. Minimal angeschmutzt. Verso im Rand oben und rechts Reste alter Verklebung.. Ersten Unterricht erhielt Heinrich Gärtner bei dem Kupferstecher F. Ruscheweyh (1785-1846) in Berlin, dann bildete er sich dort unter W. Schirmer (1802-1866) weiter. Seit 1847 studierte er Landschaftsmalerei bei A.L. Richter in Dresden. In Rom, wohin er sich nach einem Aufenthalt in München 1856 begab, wandte er sich endgültig der idealen Landschaft, der heroisch-historischen Landschaftsmalerei zu. Nachdem er mehrere Jahre in Italien verbracht hatte, kehrte er 1866 nach Deutschland zurück, ließ sich zunächst in Berlin, dann 1896 in Leipzig und schließlich 1902 in Dresden nieder.

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        Long Odds. A Novel

      Melbourne: Clarson, Massina, and Co., Printers and Publishers, 1869. First Edition of author's first novel. Illustrated with frontispiece & 7 plates by Thomas Carrington; xii, 344 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, blocked in black and gold, spine darkened, slight lean, front free endpaper excised; very good. The first novel from the bohemian Australian writer Marcus Clarke, author of perhaps the greatest Australian novel, HIS NATURAL LIFE, and "a pioneer in the development of the Australian short story and ... a shrewd observer of urban manners" (ODNB). "Set in England, [Long Odds] deals with themes of politics, class, property, inheritance, and sexuality" (ibid).

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        Wales

      London: Hodder and Stoughton,, 1869. Chromolithograph, 24 x 20 cms, anthropomorphic map depicting Wales as ?"Owen Glendowr, in Bardic grandeur?", from ?"Geographical Fun: Being Humorous Outlines of Various Countries?", a couple of minor spots and stains, blank verso. Map

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        Oeuvres de ? Le Sopha. Conte Moral [bound with:] La Nuit et Le Moment [bound with:] Le Hasard du Coin du Feu

      Brussels: Libraire Universelle de J. Rozez, 1869. Each one of two copies on China paper. 358; 154; 148 pp., printed entirely on CHINA PAPER. 8vo. Contemporary full citron morocco, a.e.g., by L. Claessens. Extremities rubbed, else fine. Three works on China paper by the 18th-century French novelist Crébillon.

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        Andrew Bradford, Founder of the Newspaper Press in the Middle States of America. An address delivered at the annual meeting of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, February 9th, 1869

      Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers. 1869. First. First edition. 36pp. With a folded facsimile. 24.5 cm. Printed wrappers, untrimmed. Inscribed by the author to Joseph Sabin, Esq. in neat ink on the half-title page. Chipping to the edges of the wraps, somewhat darkened and separated at the spine, with age-toning to the text pages, else very good. An apt association between Jones, vice president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and author of a monograph on Andrew Bradford, Philadelphia's "second" most famous printer, and Joseph Sabin (1821-81), America's best known bibliophile, and a father of Americana. Sabin's Bibliotheca Americana a Dictionary of Books relating to America from its Discovery to the Present Time, begun in 1868 and completed in 1936, is a comprehensive catalog of "every book in every language which relates to, or has the slightest reference to America." Very scarce. No copies in OCLC. .

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        Satires politiques, philosophiques et religieuses. Préface par Jules Claretie.

      Librairie Internationale,, Paris, 1869 - Paris, Librairie Internationale, 1869. 8°. 160 S. HLn.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild. Mit handschriftlicher Widmung und Signatur von Maurice Dreyfous an "mon bon et brave ami Edouard Plouvier bien affectueux souvenirs de Maurice Dreyous". Edouard Plouvier (1821-1876) war ein französischer Dramatiker und Librettist. - Beigebunden ein 15zeiliger handschriftlicher Brief von Maurice Dreyfous mit dem Briefkopf der Bibliothèque Charpentier. - (Rücken verblasst und fleckig. Exlibris auf Innendeckel. Vorsatz, Vortitel und Titel etwas fleckig). - Avec une dédicace autographe de Maurice Dreyfous à son ami Edouard Plouvier. - Avec une lettre autographe de Maurice Dreyfous. Sprache: Französisch HLn.-Bd. der Zeit mit Rückenschild. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Charles Dickens" with flourish), to Adolphus Trollope, on the blank of a letter from Mowbray Morris to Dickens concerning his recommendation of Trollope to The Times

      Gads Hill Place, 1869. 8 lines in blue ink on conjugate leaf of letterhead of The Times. 1 vols. 8vo. Framed, double glass. About fine. A Recommendation from Charles Dickens Mowbray Morris (1819-1874), manager of The Times newspaper from 1847 to 1873, wrote Charles Dickens on 23 November 1869, thanking him for the "recommendation of Adolphus Trollope. It is an infinite comfort to a man who is charged with the difficult task of fitting holes with their appropriate pegs to have the assistance of any one so competent as you are. I think we shall give Mr. Trollope a trial ..." Dickens wrote a note on the blank, "My Dear Trollope, I received the note on the other side from Mowbray Morris this morning, and immediately post it on to you. Very affectionately yours, Charles Dickens," signing with a fine flourish. Dickens had written to Morris on 20 November; Trollope did not take up the position at The Times.

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        American Beauty Personified as The Nine Muses

      N.p. [New York?], 1869. Frontispiece portrait photograph (albumen print) of artist Joseph Fagnani, and 9 albumen prints from portraits of American women by Fagnani, each sitter identified by an ink caption in a previous owner's hand. [56] pp. 1 vols. 6-5/8 x 5-3/4 inches (16.8 x 14.5 cm). Contemporary limp burgundy morocco, with a handwritten paper label affixed to the upper cover, reading: "American Beauties as Muses 1860-1870 (with names written by Leonie Jerome)" and gilt-lettered spine. Some wrinkling to mounts, small dampstain to lower part of gutter margins, but overall a good copy. With the bookplate of LEONIE [Jerome] LESLIE on the front pastedown, and that of her sister, JENNIE [Jerome] SPENCER CHURCHILL on the rear flyleaf. American Beauties and the Jerome Sisters In 1869, the Italian-American painter Joseph Fagnani's exhibition of the "Nine Muses" was held at the Somerville Art Gallery. A review of the show by the New York Times (Nov. 22, 1869) reads: "As just recognition rather than a flattering compliment of America female beauty, these pictures, apart from the strict consideration of their artistic merits, are full of interest, and, wherever they are taken, will be sure to attract much attention. We learn the muses are loudly called for in other quarter; and those who have not worshipped at their shrine, should, like good patriots, make haste to do so." Here, in this remarkable little album, Fagnani aims to highlight and emphasize the varying beauty of American women, at a time when the European ideal served as the sole model for American standards. All the more remarkable is this copy's extraordinary association with two of the most celebrated American beauties of its period, the Jerome sisters, Jennie (1854-1921) and Leonie (1859-1943). Daughters of New York financier Leonard Jerome, Jennie and Leonie would have been teenagers at the time of the Fagnani exhibition after the Civil War. The two were to become among the most famous beauties of their day and the toast of England: Jennie, when she married Lord Randolph Churchill, younger son of the Duke of Marlborough, in 1874; and Leonie, ten years later, when she married the baronet Sir John Leslie. Jennie, of course, soon became the mother of Winston Churchill; and Leonie was the mother of Shane Leslie. This album, with the actual identities of the sitters revealed by Leonie, represents perhaps the teenage aspirations of the two sisters, soon to be realized in high society. The original portraits are now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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        Mexico, and the United States; Their Mutual Relations and Common Interests

      New York: G. P. Putnam & Son, 1869. First edition. Illustrated with two steel-engraved portraits and one folding, colored map by Colton of Mexico and much of Texas and the Southwest. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth gilt. An impeccable, fresh copy, inscribed by the author on the title page. Bookplate adhering to flyleaf. Inscribed A key early work on the history of U.S.-Mexican relations, with portraits of Juarez and Romero, and a detailed and beautifully colored map of Mexico (17-1/2 x 25-3/4 inches). Inscribed on the title page, "J W Hamersley Esq | with the respects of | Gorham D. Abbot.".

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        Pictures of Life & Character ? from the Collection of Mr. Punch [First through Fifth Series. Complete]

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1869. First edition, bound from the parts. Each series with several hundred wood-engraved illustrations after Leech. 1 vols. Oblong folio. Contemporary half red morocco, a.e.g., original pictorial front wrappers bound-in at back. Rebacked to style, new front endsheets. Some minor paper flaws, chiefly at margins. Very good. First edition, bound from the parts. Each series with several hundred wood-engraved illustrations after Leech. 1 vols. Oblong folio. "One Enduring Plum-Cake". Complete series of the celebrated Pictures of John Leech, of which Thackeray exclaimed, "This book is better than plum-cake at Christmas. It is one enduring plum-cake ?" One of the great visual repositories of mid-Victorian English life and humor.

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        Les Pantins des Boulevards ou Bordels de Thalie. Confessions paillardes des tribades et catins, des tréteaux du boulevard, recueillies par le compère Mathieu ? Ouvrage aussi utile qu'agréable ; dédié à tous les baladins de la fin du dix-huitième siècle, et enrichi de figures. Par leur espion ordinaire

      Paris [but: Bussels]: de l'imprimerie de Nicodème, dans la lune [Poulet-Malassis], 1869. Unnumbered copy on hollande, from an edition of 206. 2 frontispieces, 5 engraved plates, 6 engraved titles. Pp. [iv], 112; [iv], iii, 104. 2 vols. 12mo. Early twentieth-century orange cloth and marbled boards. A few stray touches of foxing to engraved titles, else fine. Printed by Poulet-Malassis

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        Long Odds. A Novel

      Melbourne: Clarson, Massina, and Co., Printers and Publishers, 1869 - The first novel from the bohemian Australian writer Marcus Clarke, author of perhaps the greatest Australian novel, HIS NATURAL LIFE, and "a pioneer in the development of the Australian short story and - a shrewd observer of urban manners" (ODNB). "Set in England, [Long Odds] deals with themes of politics, class, property, inheritance, and sexuality" (ibid) First Edition of author's first novel. 8vo. Illustrated with frontispiece & 7 plates by Thomas Carrington; xii, 344 pp. Original green cloth, blocked in black and gold, spine darkened, slight lean, front free endpaper excised; very good. Sadleir 561; Wolff 1248 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        sive insectorum novorum diagnoses, pars 1-29. Volumes I-III, part 1-4 (all published).

      London, Janson, 1869-1885. 3 volumes. 8vo (218 x 140 mm). With 26 lithographic plates. Publisher's printed wrappers, some parts without wrappers. A complete set of this scarce series. With contributions by O.E. Janson, F. Bates, A. Butler, W.F.Kirby, A. Matthews, T.V. Wollaston a.o.

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        Santa Claus and his Works

      New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1869. Printed Wrapper. Very Good. Nast, Thomas. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Circa 1869/1870s. 22 pages including cover and 6 full page color illustrations (printed on one side only). Original sewn binding with old, neatly-done cloth-tape reinforcement. Clean and bright full-page illustrations; some light toning to text pages. Light foxing inside front and read cover. Cover has some minor soiling and wear including short closed marginal tears. The first book publication of Nast's famous Santa illustrations originally published in b/w in Harpers in 1866; coupled with Webster's poem. These are the illustrations and poem that defined Santa as we know him today; it shows him as a toymaker, identifies his home as the North Pole, shows his suit as red with white trim, has him watching children's behavior (using a large telescope), pictures Santa's book with names of good and bad children, etc.

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        Rare Autograph Quotation Signed by English Novelist and Mystery Writer WILKIE COLLINS, Author of "the Moonstone" and "The Woman in White"

      1869 - COLLINS, WILKIE. (1824-1889). English novelist and one of the first mystery writers; author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White. AQS. ("Wilkie Collins"). 1p. 8vo. N.p., April 5, 1869. "Then I saw the raging sea, and the rollers tumbling in on the sand bank, and the driven rain sweeping over the waters like a flying garment and the yellow wilderness of the beach, with one solitary black figure standing on it ¿ the figure of Sergeant Cuff." Copied from The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins April 5th 1869. A close friend of Charles Dickens, with whom he maintained a lengthy personal and professional relationship, Collins is today considered one of the first and greatest of mystery writers. After his Woman in White, Collins's first popular success, was serialized in Dickens' periodical All the Year Round, Collins broke new literary ground with The Moonstone, also published by Dickens, serially, from January 4th to August 8th, 1868. The work, from which our quotation is taken, has the distinction of being the first English language detective novel and employs the "locked room" device introduced by Edgar Allan Poe in The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841). Our contemporaneously written quotation mentions one of the novel's main characters, Scotland Yard detective Sergeant Cuff, at the point, in Chapter 19, where he discovers the servant girl Rosanna Spearman's footprint in the sand. Collins is still considered one of the first and greatest of mystery writers and influenced the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Dorothy Sayers, who proclaimed The Moonstone as "probably the very finest detective story ever written." Very scarce and desirable in this form. In very fine condition. * All our items are sent via Federal Express. Additional postage may be requested. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        COOLING CUPS AND DAINTY DRINKS A Collection of Recipes for "Cups" and other Compounded Drinks, and of General Information on Beverages of All Kinds

      London and New York, George Routledge and Sons, 1869.. FIRST EDITION 1869, 8vo, some decorative head- and tailpieces, pages: xv, 223, (1), plus 16 page publisher's catalogue, bound in the original publisher's fine grained blind stamped green cloth, gilt cup, and title reversed out of gilt panels on upper cover, similar gilt panel on spine, mid brown endpapers. A few minor marks and minor stains to cloth, gilt on spine slightly dull, faint 19th century signature on front endpaper, light foxing to reverse of endpapers and to title page, a very occasional pale fox spot within, otherwise contents clean, binding tight. A very good copy of the first edition. "Wine is discussed in the first half of this book which provides...recipes for the making of beverages of all kinds and combinations". Gabler, Wine into Words, page 274, G38730. Chapters on French wines and other European wines, briefly touching on those of Australia, America and the Cape, cocktails, strong alcohols, beers, aerated waters, tea and coffee. Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 458. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Recueil de 19 articles et mémoires médicaux parus entre 1869 et 1879

      Original editions of these articles and separated by a white sheet memories. Half green vintage sheepskin. Part of title in black calf. Net. Very rubbed caps. This important meeting of ophthalmic products includes order: -Notes On eye health in schools and in the city of Lyon by J. Gayat. Lyon. Delahaye. 1874 30pp. -Guérison Six born blind by Dr. Louis Fialla. Bucharest. 1878 32pp. -On Common causes of failure in the extraction of cataract Morgagni and the way to triumph by Dr. George Martin Cognac. Paris. Delahaye. 1878 20pp. Eye-Clinic Dr. Wecker in Paris. Statistical statement by Dr. Masselon operations performed during the year 1876, Paris. Delahaye. 1877 32pp. 5 fig. in text. Eye-Clinic Dr. Wecker in Paris. Statistical statement by Dr. Masselon operations performed during the year 1875 Paris. Delahaye. 1876 ??35pp. 3 fig. in text. Eye-Clinic Dr. Wecker in Paris. Statistical statement by Dr. Masselon operations performed during the year 1874, Paris. Delahaye. 1875 32pp. -De Cataracts, some remarks concerning the etiology. The infuence of the General on the results of the operation, observations by Dr. H. Romiée. Brussels. Henri Le Mans. 1877 22pp. General -Considerations on commonly called ophthalmia Egyptian ophthalmia by dr Dutrieux. Cairo. 1878 150pp. 2 pl. (Fig 9.) -In Cataract surgery. New process ... By Dr. Deloulme, Lyon. Lyon. L. Bud. 1878 15pp. -on Ophthalmoscope by Dr. CM Gariel. Paris. Savy. 1869 46pp. -From Neuro-dynamic treatment in certain eye diseases by Dr. Chapman. Paris. P. Asselin. 1878 16pp. -Research Ocular pathology in a case of purulent choroiditis with retinal detachment by Br Poncet. Paris. Masson. 1875 35pp. 6 pl. color 13 and Fig. (This article is present twice in the collection). -From Staphylome opaque and its treatment by OP Duquesnay. Paris. Delahaye. 1875 54pp. -Phénomènes Ophthalmoscopic invoked as signs of death by Dr. J. Gayat. No title page 1875 (Ghent, Van Doosselaere). 9pp. -Clinic Eye diseases Dr. Landolt. Report for the year 1878 Coulsdon. P. Brodard. 1879 30pp. Fig 6. -Contribution To the study of symptomatic cerebral amblyopia syphilose C. Mauriac. Paris. Delahaye. 1878 16pp. -the Introduction of the metric system in ophthalmology by Dr. Landolt. Paris. Delahaye. 1876 ??33pp. 3 fig. -Study The accomodation of the eye with LV foal. Paris. Masson. 1876 ??31pp. Mydriasis E. Percepied. Paris. Delahaye. 1876 ??78pp. Delahaye, Masson, Etc. paris, Lyon. Budapest. Le Caire. Bruxelles 1869 Fort in 8 (16x22cm) Un Vol. relié

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        Fêtes galantes

      First edition, one of 350 copies printed on Holland, one draw with 10 China.Our copy is presented shirt half morocco fir, marbled paper plates, guards and contreplats of handmade paper, lined case the same morocco dishes same marbled paper, inside green paper pomme.Un lack of paper in the foot of a rare copy and feuillet.Agréable as published. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1869 9,5x16cm broché sous chemise et étui

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        Hésiode, Hymnes orphiques, Théocrite, Biôn, Moskhos, Tyrtée, Odes anacréontiques. Traduction nouvelle

      First edition of the translation of Leconte de Lisle.Half red morocco with corners, back on 5 bands, top edge gilt, contreplats guards and handmade paper, covers and spine preserved some rare spots, beige linen slipcase, modern binding.Precious handwritten dedication from the author to George Sand: "To Madame George Sand, respectful homage of admiration, Leconte de Lisle."From his earliest writings, Leconte de Lisle stood directly under the influence of George Sand, to whom he dedicated two early poems: A George Sand and Lelia in solitude. This relationship gradually transformed into mutual admiration, as George Sand will pay tribute to the author in an article in the Times of July 31, 1872: "Mr. Leconte de Lisle is also a great poet and a highly original if it is . became head of the school is a true recognition he should - it would have even national recognition. " This mailing form of tribute, reflects the esteem and admiration for each other that is worn by the two authors.Beautiful literary tribute to a copy beautifully bound. Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1869 16x24,5cm relié sous emboitage

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        Kinder auf einem Steg am Wasser sitzend.

      . Aquarell und Kohle, Buntstifte, über Bleistift, auf festem chamoisfarbenem Velin, rechts unten monogrammiert "E. L.". 21,8:18,3 cm. Nach dieser Zeichnung entstand ein uns ebenfalls vorliegender Farbholzschnitt (siehe die folgende Nr.), der bis auf das Format, dort Querformat, und der kleinen Ortschaft am Fuße der Berge im Hintergrund links sowie eines näheren Ausschnittes, motivisch weitgehend übereinstimmt.. Eva Langkammer war als Malerin und Graphikerin in Berlin tätig. Ihr Studium absolvierte sie in Dresden bei J. Walter-Kurau (1869-1932), in München an der privaten Kunstschule von H. Knirr (1862-1944) und bei H. Groeber (1865-1935) sowie in Berlin bei L. Corinth (1858-1925). Sie war Mitglied im Reichsverband bildender Künstler, Berlin, und in der Allgemeinen Deutschen Kunstgenossenschaft.

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        Illustrated Travels. A Record of Discovery, Geography, and Adventure

      London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, , [1869?-75] . With engravings from original drawings by celebrated artists. 6 volumes bound in 3, quarto (305 × 237 mm). Contemporary dark blue half calf, red morocco labels, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments, dark blue pebble-grained cloth sides with gilt rolls, all edges speckled red, light brown endpapers. Profusely illustrated with steel engravings, many full-page. Extremities lightly rubbed, some minor scuffing to boards, front inner hinge of first volume starting, occasional light foxing to contents. An excellent set. First edition. Bates travelled with Alfred Russel Wallace in Amazonia for two years 1848?-9, and remained behind when Wallace returned to England. He stayed there for eleven years, supporting his own entomological collecting interests by sending back specimens for public and private collections, "In total he dispatched some 14,700 species back to England, 8000 of them new to science" (ODNB). His application supported by Darwin, a personal friend, Bates became Assistant-Secretary to the Royal Geographical Society, his "twenty-seven-year tenure at the Royal Geographical Society coincided with a crucial period in the development of geography in Britain, a transition from its essentially explorer tradition to its establishment as an academic discipline in schools and universities... It was said of Bates that he knew all of the great and most of the lesser travellers of this heyday of Victorian exploration. Besides practical advice to such travellers, he was a skilled editor of their tales." An attractive and well-illustrated compilation, with contributions from Whymper, Vambery, Freshfield, Michell, and Doré for illustrations.

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        LES SCULPTEURS ITALIENS. 2 tomos de texto (enc. en 1 vol.) + album de láminas.

      2 Tomos en 1 vol. 4ºm. 4h, 478p = 2h, 445p, 1h. 35 ils.grabs. en texto, óx, firma ant. poseedor. Tela edit. roz, cortes dorados. Con Album de láms. 4ºM: 12p, 76 láms. y media (de 80) aguafuertes del autor), en carpeta cartoné edit. ajado. 1869

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        Les Adventures du Chevalier de Faublas

      Bruxelles - Librairie Universelle, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Four volumes handsomely bound with red leather spines, gilt titles to spines and marbled boards. A new edition of Couvray's Adventures of Chevalier du Faublas. Complete in four volumes and illustrated with plates. Text is in French. Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrai (June 12, 1760 - August 25, 1797), was a French novelist, playwright, journalist, politician, and diplomat. Born in Paris as the son of a stationer, he became a bookseller's clerk, and first attracted attention with the first part of his novel Les Amours du chevalier de Faublas (Paris, 1787); it was followed in 1788 by Six semaines de la vie du chevalier de Faublas and in 1790 by La Fin des amours du chevalier de Faublas. The heroine, Lodoiska, was modelled on the wife of a jeweller in the Palais Royal, with whom he had an affair. She divorced her husband in 1792 and married Louvet in 1793. Condition: The bindings are tight and firm and all covers are firmly attached. There is some very mild wear to the extremities including some rubbing to the edges and bumping to the corners. Internally the books are generally clean but have some scattered spotting affecting some of the plates. There is the occasional handling mark. There is some slight staining to the top of the pages in volume I. The pages are uncut as called for and a little uneven. Overall the books are in very good condition..

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        Remarque à propos de la découverte du gallium" in Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires des Séances de L'Academie des Sciences 81, 1875, pp. 969-972

      FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST OF MENDELEEV'S PREDICTED ELEMENTS TO BE IDENTIFIED, thereby confirming "the validity of the periodic system of elements" Mendeleev had designed (Niaz, Critical Appraisal of Physical Science, 62). "The confirmation of this prediction may certainly be called the culminating point in the history of the periodic system" (ibid). In 1869 "Mendeleev published a periodic table. Mendeleev also arranged the elements known at the time in order of relative atomic mass, but he did some other things that made his table much more successful. He realised that the physical and chemical properties of elements were related to their atomic mass in a 'periodic' way, and arranged them so that groups of elements with similar properties fell into vertical columns in his table. "Sometimes this method of arranging elements meant there were gaps in his horizontal rows or 'periods'. But instead of seeing this as a problem, Mendeleev thought it simply meant that the elements which belonged in the gaps had not yet been discovered. He was also able to work out the atomic mass of the missing elements, and so predict their properties. And when they were discovered, Mendeleev turned out to be right. "The discovery of the three elements predicted by Mendeleev was of decisive importance in the acceptance of his law. In 1875 Lecoq de Boisbaudran, knowing nothing of Mendeleev's work, discovered by spectroscopic methods a new metal, which he named gallium. Both in the nature of its discovery and in a number of its properties gallium coincided with Mendeleev's prediction for eka-aluminum, but its specific weight at first seemed to be less than predicted… "Although Lecoq de Boisbaudran objected to this interpretation, he made a second determination of the specific weight of gallium and confirmed that such was indeed the case. From that moment the periodic law was no longer a mere hypothesis, and the scientific world was astounded to note that Mendeleev, the theorist, had seen the properties of a new element more clearly than the chemist who had empirically discovered it. From this time, too, Mendeleev's work came to be more widely known" (Dictionary of Scientific Biography). CONDITION & DETAILS: Complete volume. Ex-libris bearing only a deaccessioned stamp on the back of the title page and slight ghosting at the spine where a spine level has been removed. 4to (11 x 8 inches; 275 x 200mm). [6], 1450, [2]. Bound in clean full blue cloth, gilt-lettered at the spine. Solidly and tightly bound. Very occasional toning, otherwise clean and bright throughout.

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        Garfield?s copy of ?Beyond the Mississippi?

      ?Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean. Life and Adventure on the Prairies, Mountains, and Pacific Coast ... New Edition. Written Down to Summer of 1869? by Albert D. Richardson. 620 pp, 5.5? x 8.5?. Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1869. Over 200 illustrations. Hinges cracked, frontispiece and title page separated from binding. Original calf covers scuffed, replaced spine. Text block intact. Engraved pictorial title page opposite the frontispiece engraving of the new Vice President, Schuyler Colfax, with facsimile signature. Good condition.Affixed to the inside cover is a 2.25? x 1.5? label imprinted ?Library of / JAMES A. GARFIELD / Inter Folia Fructus / Case... Shelf...?The first Presidential memorial library, completed at the Lawnfield estate in Ohio by the widow of James Garfield four years after his assassination, houses almost 3,000 books that were used and treasured by the 20th president. Books were a scarce commodity to young James, who lost his father before the age of two, and was raised by his mother who struggled to maintain a humble existence. Both James Garfield and his wife Lucretia were voracious readers and amassed a large collection of books. Some twenty years ago, several dozen of his books were de-accessioned. This 1869 copy of ?Beyond the Mississippi? is one of them.

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        Exquisite framed display! Three top Confederate Generals - an ALS of Robert E. Lee, and signatures of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and J.E.B. Stuart

      Framed together:Autograph Letter Signed, "R E Lee", 1p, 6.25" x 4" visible, April 18, 1869, Lexington, Virginia. In full, "Dear Sir / Your dispatch arr. d If my health will permit I will accompany the delegation of the Vally [sic] R. R. Comp[an]y to Baltimore / Vry resp ly / R E Lee". Light show through from writing on the verso, fold, else visibly fine condition.Signature, "T. J Jackson / Prof. Nat[ural] & Exp[erimental] Phil[osophy] and / Instructor of Art[iller]y. VMI" 3" x 1.5" visible. Light staining, else very good condition.Signature, "Very Resp[ectfull]y / J. E. B. Stuart / Brig Genl / Com'd'g", 4" x 1.75" visible. Fine condition. The Shenandoah Valley Railroad began as the Valley Railroad Company of Virginia with Robert E. Lee serving as its first president. The first train traveled from Pleasant Valley, just south of Harrisonburg, to Staunton on March 18, 1874, four years after Lee's death.

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        ICONOGRAPHIE GÉNERALE ET MÉTHODIQUE COSTUME DU IV:E AU XIX:E SIÉCLE

      RAPHAEL JACQUEMIN  Iconographie génerale et Méthodique Costume du IVe au XIXe siècle. Collection gravée. Avec introduction et table methodique.Paris L'auther Rue Royer-Collard 1869. First edition. Folio. 200 hand colored plates, bound out of sequence. Brown morocco, spine richly gilt, plates clean. Excellent condition, very unusual.

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        COOLING CUPS AND DAINTY DRINKS. A Collection of Recipes for "Cups" and other Compounded Drinks, and of General Information on Beverages of All Kinds.

      London and New York, George Routledge and Sons, 1869.FIRST EDITION 1869, 8vo, some decorative head - and tailpieces, pages: xv, 223, (1), plus 16 page publisher's catalogue, bound in the original publisher's fine grained blind stamped green cloth, gilt cup, and title reversed out of gilt panels on upper cover, similar gilt panel on spine, mid brown endpapers. A few minor marks and minor stains to cloth, gilt on spine slightly dull, faint 19th century signature on front endpaper, light foxing to reverse of endpapers and to title page, a very occasional pale fox spot within, otherwise contents clean, binding tight. A very good copy of the first edition. "Wine is discussed in the first half of this book which provides...recipes for the making of beverages of all kinds and combinations". Gabler, Wine into Words, page 274, G38730. Chapters on French wines and other European wines, briefly touching on those of Australia, America and the Cape, cocktails, strong alcohols, beers, aerated waters, tea and coffee. Bitting, Gastronomic Bibliography, page 458. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Menagerie Intime

      Paris - Alphonse Lemerre, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A copy of 'Menagerie Intime' by Theophile Gautier. Pierre Jules Thophile Gautier (August 1811 October 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, art critic and literary critic. Includes a bookplate from the private library of one 'Arkadius Gunsbourg'. In French. Condition: In a half morocco binding with marbled cloth boards. Externally,verysmart butlightly rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound, bright and with light scattered spotting. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD INDEED..

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        Aventures d'Alice au pays des merveilles

      London: Macmilland and Co.,, 1869. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine gilt, triple rule and vignette of Alice to front board in gilt, triple rule and vignette of the Cheshire Cat to rear board in gilt, all edges gilt, brown coated endpapers. Housed in a custom blue morocco solander box. Frontispiece with tissue guard and 41 illustrations to the text, all by John Tenniel. Spine toned, light bumping and wear to extremities, boards a touch marked with mild cockling to front, faint foxing mainly to versos of free endpapers, stitching slightly strained in places but holding well. A very good copy. First edition in French, translated from the English by Henri Bué, the son of a French teacher and colleague of Carroll's at Oxford. Signed by the author on the half-title in blue ink: "To Laura E. C. Egerton-Todd, From the author, July 18, 1876". "The difficulties of translators of Alice can be imagined. Sometimes they declined to face the difficulty as in Chapter VII ('were they in the well ... of course ... well in.'), or, when a popular song was parodied, th ey parodied a popular song of their own country" (WMGC 73); Carroll was alive to these problems and this edition was issued with a note from the author acknowledging Bué's efforts on the verso of the title page.

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        Devonshire Celebrities

      Exeter: Henry Eland. 1869. First. First edition. Green cloth decorated and titled in gilt. Illustrated with twelve mounted photographs of the notables of Devonshire. Very lightly rubbed, near fine. The photos are of paintings, statues and engravings; one, of Rev. John Russell, is from life. Includes pictures of Sir Thomas Acland, Sir Nicholas Carew, Lord Edward Courtney, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Earl Fortescue. .

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        G. WOOLWORTH COLTON'S NEW GUIDE MAP OF THE UNITED STATES & CANADA, WITH RAILROADS, COUNTIES, ETC

      G. W. & C. B. COLTON & CO., 1869. - 3 3/4" x 6" original embossed, cloth binder with titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover. Contains a folded map that opens to 41" x 31" and is a full color map of the United States with the western portion of the United States, the southern portion of Texas, and the southern portion of Florida set in insets around the big map. A listing dated 1860 of cities and towns is provided along with the population of each state. There are a few minor holes at two or three of the fold points but the map is near fine and is housed in the cloth binder that is beginning to show wear internally at the spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        COLTON'S NEW SECTIONAL MAP of the STATE of KANSAS Compiled from the United States Surveys & other Authentic Sources

      Colton 1869 (1867cp), NY - NEAR FINE fold out pocket map. A 2 piece map, each 27.5"X24". MISSING the cloth cover. Hand colored in bright pastels. ZERO aging, foxing, soiling, damp staining or any other kind of stain. Each section unfolds 4 times up & down and 6 across, resulting in 48 fold line intersections. About half these intersections with an 1/8" tear, a few up to 1/2". Tears easily repaired. No actual loss of material, except where each half had been torn from its respective cover, resulting in one small loss in each side. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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