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        Pictorial Effect in Photography. Being Hints On Composition And Chiaroscuro For Photographers.

      Piper & Carter, London 1869 - 199 p., 6 pages of adverts. The landmark treatise on photography by H.P. Robinson, especially attractive for the four mounted photographs and numerous gravures. The first photograph - the frontispiece - looks like a carbon print and shows two adorable little girls looking at a book. The second photograph (opposite p. 109) is an albumen photograph of a barefoot young girl holding a water jar on her shoulder. The third photograph, opposite p. 196 - is a carbon process photograph of a group entitled "autumn". The text states it is a combination picture. The fourth at the end of the book is an albumen print - a portrait of a young girl. The book is bound in its original green cloth with embossed rules and gilt decoration. Binding is worn and frayed at the edges and corners, stained, and almost detached at the spine (both boards) - some pages are loose. Text block is quite clean with just a little bit of occasional foxing and stains. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Collection of Documents, Correspondence, and Ephemera from the Masonic Welcome Lodge No. 453 in Philadelphia

      Philadelphia. 1869-1890. A collection of more than 1500 pages of documents from the now defunct Masonic Welcome Lodge No. 453 of Philadelphia dated 1869-1890. Among the contents are more than 250 petitions for membership, which include petitioners' names, ages, occupations, and addresses; 20 years of annual summaries, committee reports, rents and dues, sundry bills, and lodge notices; papers related to member demerits, grievances, and resignations; pleas for charity from members and their families; various correspondence with members and other lodges, including a proposal for an organ for Norman Hall; and several Masonic books and assorted ephemera. All near fine or better and organized into neat stacks bound with string and descriptive notes. Further details available upon request. .

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        LE PREMIER TEXTE DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULD : [Réflexions, ou Sentences et maximes] , publié par F. de Marescot

      1869 - un volume, reliure plein maroquin rouge in-douze oblong (full morocco in-12 oblong), (19,2 x 11 cm), Reliure d'Epoque signée "Capé Masson-Debonnelle", dos à nerfs (spine with raised bands), décoration or (gilt decoration) à filets et roulettes or (gilt lines and fillets), titre frappé or dans un encadrement d'un filet or, entre-nerfs à fleuron à la "Du Seuil" au fer plein (between the raised bands floweret with full blocking stamp) avec rinceaux aux angles, filet perlé "or" en place des nerfs, rinceaux en tête et en pied (top and at the foot of spine with foliages carried out with the curved line), plats décorés "or" d'un encadrement d'un triple filet or et dentelle sur les chasses (lace-like decoration on the turn-ins), toutes tranches dorées (gilt edges), Tirage limité à 333 Exemplaires comme suit : 3 exemplaires sur parchemin, 15 exemplaires sur Chine, 15 exemplaires sur Whatman et 300 exemplaires sur papier Vergé (Ici Exemplaire N°26 sur Whatman), EX-LIBRIS manuscrit à la mine de plomb en haut de la première page de garde : " Baron G. (gaëtan) de Wismes Nantes ", sans illustrations (no illustration) excepté une vignette "marque de l'Editeur" en bas de la page de titre gravée sur bois en noir + Bandeaux, lettrines et cul-de-lampe gravés sur bois en noir, plats trés légèrement décolorés, XII-140 pages, 1869 Paris : D. Jouaust Editeur, Note(s) : Cette réédition reproduit un des tirages de la 1re édition de 1665.Collection : Cabinet du bibliophile ; 4.Superbe Reliure.en bon état (good condition). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Antiquarian Sheet Music - Sweet Spirit Hear My Prayer, Sweet by and By, Old Folks at Home, Grandfather's Clock, The LIttle Old Cabin, Olivette Waltz, Crispino Waltz, Moonlight on the Hudson, Lover's Serenade, Our Southern Home, Normandy, The Shepherd Boy

      Various Publishers, USA 1869 - Half maroon morocco leather with dark grey cloth boards. The binding is starting and has been reinforced by cloth tape at the top & bottom of spine. Various collected sheet music privately bound. Arranged for piano and voice. Published between 1854 - 1884. The songs are: Sweet Spirit Hear My Prayer, by W. Vincent Wallace- 1878, 1868 Sweet Genevieve, by Henry Tucker- 1869; Sweet by and By, by J. P. Webster-1868; Lead Her Tenderly, by E. Locke- 1872; Sing Birdie Sing, by William Ganz-1866; Dar Sleeps Massa and My Missus Side by Side, by Stephe S. Bonbright- 1884; Pretty Damsel Waltz, by W. M. Castle- 1883; Sung by Mlle. Nilsson: Old Folks at Home, E. P. Christy- 1873; Little Blue Eyes, by S. W. Straub- 1873; Sleep My Dear One Softly Sleep, by H. Tucker and H. P. Danks- 1866; Grandfather's Clock, Henry C. Work- 1876; Beautiful Dreams Never Leave Me, by Arthur W. French and George W. Persley- 1873; Darling's Waiting Over There, by A. T. Gorham- 1872; Silver Threads Among the Gold, by Even E Rexford and H. P. Danks- 1873; Song of the Sewing Machine, by Will S. Hays- 1869; Fare Thee Well All Ties Are Broken, Anonymous- 1854; Songs and Dances: Sweet Aleen, by T. M. Hengler- 1877; Hush, Little Baby, Don't You Cry or You'll Be an Angel Bye and Bye, by F. Belaso-1884; Come Ye Disconsolate, by D. Dutton-1854; The Little Old Cabin in the Lane, by Will S. Hays- 1871; Silver Threads Were Golden Then, by Edward Earnest and Arthur Baker- 1875; Silver Moon Waltz, by William H. Dana- 1873; Olivette Waltz, by J. V. Allstrom- 1881; The Musical Friends: Emmet's Medley- 1883; Crispino Waltz, by Charles Kinkel- 1867; Silvery Waves, by A. P. Wyman- 1863; Moonlight on the Hudson, by G. D. Wilson- 1874; Coral Caves, by Sidney Ryan- 1867; Anna Lisle, by W. Kuhe- 1863; Sparkling Cascades, by Williams- 1873; Serenade Des Anges, by C. Kinkel- 1863; Lover's Serenade, by Charles Kinkel- 1867; La Tendresse, by H. Cramer- 1859; Our Southern Home: Schottisch, by Beyer-1866; Normandy: Potpourri, by X. Norwid- 1878; The Shepherd Boy, by G. D. Wilson- 1858; Robin Adair, by Karl Merz- 1862; Black Hawk Waltz, by Mary E. Walsh- 1869; Danse Cubaine, by Florence Kinkel- 1873; Tendresse, by Henri Bollman- 1867; Our Helen's Mazurka, by L. Engel- 1878; Cheerful Poka, by A. H. Rosewig- 1880; No other real flaws except occasional tears in the paper. 14 full page title illustrations that are worth mentioning. All pages trimmed a quarter inch by binder. This sometimes affects the text below the engravings. All music, lyrics and illustrations unaffected. Many are scenes or portraits intricately done and are beautiful to look at. Most of this music is difficult if not nearly impossible to find. Information about individual pieces and lithographs available upon request. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        SHIPBUILDING IN IRON AND STEEL A Practical Treatise, Giving Full Details of Construction, Processes of Manufacture, and Building Arrangements; with Results of Experiments on Iron and Steel, and on the Strength and Watertightness of Riveted Work

      London: John Murray. Very Good. 1869. Hardcover. Boards with rubbing to corners. Small closed tears to outer hinge top spine. Light occasional foxing not affecting readability or illustrations; Including numerous sketches, tables, fold-outs and an index ; Ex-Library; 8vo; 540, 31 pages .

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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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        Misunderstood.

      London: Richard Bentley, 1869. - ÒMontgomery's breakthrough was with her third work, Misunderstood (1869), whose preface states (p. v): ÔThe following is not a child's story. It is intended for those who are interested in children.Õ It is the story of Humphrey Duncombe, whose widowed father thinks him naughty and thoughtless, but whose high spirits conceal deep thoughts and yearning for the love of the father and the dead mother. There is just time for the father to appreciate how wrong he has been before the boy's heart-rending death. This book remained in print throughout her life, and her later fiction appeared as Ôby the author of MisunderstoodÕ. A notorious tear-jerker, it invites the reader to identify with the neglected child who makes the grown-ups feel guilty. Such stories, Montgomery made clear in the preface to Thrown together (2 vols., 1872), were not suitable for children to read as she was obliged Ôto side, as it were, with the children against the parentsÕÓ (Oxford DNB). Octavo. vi, 321, [1, ads] pp. Title-page a cancel, with ÒAll rights reservedÓ below the imprint Contemporary diced calf, nicely rebacked in calf, gilt spine with burgundy morocco label, marbled edges. First few leaves foxed. Presentation copy, inscreibed: ÒPussie Hobhouse with Florence MontgomeryÕs love 56 Cadogan Place May 15th 1870.Ó Later ownership signature on front free endpaper. A very good copy. First edition, second issue, with the cancel title, as usual., of the first English work that Vladimir Nabokov recalled hearing read. Nabokov said that the fate of its hero, Humphrey Òused to bring a more specialized lump to oneÕs throat than anything in Dickens or Daudet.Ó OCLC records only the Sadleir copy in North America [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Monographie der Molluskengattung Venus, Linne. I. Band: Subgenus Cytherea Samarck. - [II. Band]: Subgenus Sunetta Link (ohne separatem Titel).

      Cassel, Theodor Fischer 1869.. 2°. Titel, 217(5) S. u. 126 S. Mit zus. 99 meist farb. lithogr. Tafeln Halbleinenbd. d. Zt. m. fragm. Rückenschild. Deckelbezüge erneuert, Vorsätze und Titel stark gebräunt u. rissig, ges. Buchblock im rechten Seitensteg, wasserrandig, Tafeln z. Tl. stockfleckig.. Abhandlung über die Muscheln der Ordnung Veneroida. - Erschien innerhalb des großen, 1854-82 erschienenen Werkes 'Novitates Conchologicae. Beschreibung und Abbildung neuer Conchylien'. Das Werk erschien in 2 Serien: Serie I, Mollusca extramarina (1854-1879), hgg. v. Ludwig Georg Karl Pfeiffer und Serie II, Mollusca marina (1862-1882), hgg. v. Wilhelm Dunker.

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        Alice's Abenteuer im Wunderland

      Macmillan and Co., London 1869 - First edition in German. 8vo. Pp, (vi), 178. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Aeg. Spine worn and torn with some small loss.Puncture through the letters L and A of Wunderland Stain to lower front board. Corners worn. Front inner hinge broken. Inscription from the author to Alice Margaret Harington on half title page. A copy with the serious problems as stated but one worthy of restoration. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Innocents Abroad

      American Publishing Company, Hartford 1869 - The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain. First edition, second printing with textual errors corrected. Rebound in dark brown ¾ leather with brown pebble design marbled paper. As new binding. Paper labels. Publisher: American Publishing Company, Hartford, 1869. Exceptionally clean copy with gilding on top edge. Smudging to blank page at verso of plate in front showing a ship at sea. Slight 651 pages plus ads in back. Protected by Mylar. Inventory #12-206. Price: $900. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Costumes de Suisse

      Lucerne and Dornach (Alsace), respectively: Fortune Aubert; Agence de la Maison Ad. Braun. Scarce collection of photographic costume plates, with no copies located on OCLC. N.d., circa 1869. With 36 mounted photographs of Swiss women in provincial dress and either engaged in prototypical activities are surrounded by the paraphernalia of such activities. In a neat cursive in the lower margin is written the city that the photo was taken, and so each woman shown is in a sense representative, in her dress and activity, of the named place. Adolphe Braun (1812 - 1877) was a French photographer known for floral studies, Parisian street scenes and Alpine landscapes. In 1855 he was awarded a medal at the Exposition Universelle held in Paris that year. Later he created a business that focused on photographic reproductions of important paintings and sculpture, and his company became a leader in that field. While the set of photos contained in this album have faded somewhat, one can not but be impressed with the sharpness of elements in the image. There is a painterliness to the compositions: the women and their dress might be the primary subject, but many of the images also feature floral decoration and Alpine backgrounds.

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        L'INGENIEUX HIDALGO DON QUICHOTTE DE LA MANCHE - TOME 1 ET 2

      LIBRAIRIE DE L. HACHETTE ET CIE 1869 - RO30030988: 586 + 636 pages. Nombreuses gravures sur bois en noir et blanc dans et hors texte, en culs de lampe et en front de chapitre. Dos : 4 nerfs, roulettes, titre, auteur, tome, fleurons en doré, fortes épidermures. Intérieur : mouillures. Traduction de Louis Viardot. Gravures de H. Pissan. Gravues : Tome 1 :Elle regarde d'où partait le bruit, Les deux pieds manquèrent à don Quichotte, Lorsque don Quichotte se vi encacé de cette façon, Tome 2 : L'Hidalgo se décida à piquer sa jument, Je suis Merlin, celui que les histoires disent avoir eu le diable pour père, Le gouverneur Sancho Panza rendant la justice, Triste et mélancolique languissait le blessé Don Quichotte, Entrée de Don Quichotte à Barcelonne, On releva Don Quichotte, et on lui découvrit le visage, qu'on trouva pâle, Au nom du ciel, ami, laisses-en la cette affaire, Mort de Don Quichotte, In-Folio Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos frotté. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 840-Littératures des langues romanes. Littérature française [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 1868-1872

      Wellington: James Hughes, 1869-, 1873. Five volumes, quarto, illustrations and plates, many folding and in colour; a handsome set finely bound in scarlet morocco, gilt, gilt arms on upper boards, all edges gilt. A finely-bound set of the {i Transactions of the New Zealand Institute}: a comprehensive record of the scientific endeavours undertaken in New Zealand in the years 1868-1872. The New Zealand Institute, now known as the Royal Society of New Zealand, evolved from the unification of five regional scientific organisations from Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury, Otago and Westland. Established under an Act of Parliament with a government grant of £500, the Institute provided a coordinated means of scientific communication through its publication of the {i Transactions}. The editor was James Hector, a pioneer explorer, geologist and natural scientist, who held the post of manager of the institute for thirty-five years following its inception. This collection represents the first five years of the institute's proceedings. The scope of the subjects covered is staggering and reflects the vigour and richness of scientific and intellectual life in this small community at the time, which was especially enriched by the participation in rigorous scientific debates by enthusiastic and learned amateurs as well as academics and professionals. As well as every possible scientific field, the {i Transactions} are particularly rich in information about the Maori people. This is a most attractive set of this important publication.

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        Partitions manuscrites de liturgie juive

      1869 - Deux cahiers cartonnés, dos toile, de musique juive liturgique de tradition ashkenaze française; les reliures cartonnées sont usées, les dos en toile sont usés et en partie déchirés; les reliures sont relâchées; l'intérieur est en bon état; dimension: 30x23 cm; poids des deux: 1,7 kg; Premier cahier: porte une étiquette de papeterie:"Lecrivain fils à Epinal" sur laquelle figure le titre:"Office de Rosch Haschana et Kippour; sur la page de garde figure l'inscription manuscrite: renseignements à donner pour l'année 1969; la partition comporte 136 pages numérotées à la main; la musique et les paroles en transcription française des musiques des deux fêtes y figure; les compositeurs de certains airs sont indiqués (Hellmann, Jean Pfeiffer, Roos,) second cahier: il s'agit de musiques liturgiques pour les autres fêtes de l'année et pour le chabbat; 140 pages dont 128 sont paginées; Il s'agit de toute évidence d'un recueil constitué par un ou plusieurs officiants (les écritures changent) selon le rite de l'Alsace-Lorraine; Bon état des partitions mais avec rousseurs et nombreuses traces d'usage; TWO hand written jewish prayers partitions, written starting 1869, with 136 and 140 pages; [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        HISTOIRE DE W.A. MOZART, SA VIE ET SON OEUVRE Tampons de bibliothèque.

      CHEZ GARNIER FRERES 1869 - R260126047: 448 pages. Un portrait gravé en noir et blanc hors texte. 3 pages de partitions et un fac similé de texte manuscrit. Tampons de bibliothèque. Manques au dos coupé en plusieurs parties. In-8 Broché. A relier. Couv. défraîchie. Dos abîmé. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 927-Artistes, sportifs [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Italy. Part Third: Southern Italy, Sicily, and excursions to the Lipari Islands, Tunis, Sardinia, Malta and Athens

      Karl Baedeker Coblenz 1869 - Second edition, xxvi, 373 pp, 6 maps and 7 plans, small pressed flowers on pp. 239 and 364, original old style red cloth gilt, spine chipped and approx 1 cm missing at the bottom: otherwise a very good copy. Endpapers dated "May 1870". This volume contains the first description of Athens and Malta in an English Baedeker. Hinrichsen E169. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sketches of the South and West or Ten Months Residence in the United States

      Edinburgh William Blackwood and Sons 1869. VG : in very good condition. Spine lightly scuffed and faded [First Edition] Half leather black cloth cover 170mm x 120mm (7" x 5"). vi, 170pp.

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        THE BAB BALLADS......MORE BAB BALLADS. Much sound and little sense

      John Camden Hotten & George Routledge and Sons.London.,1869 & 73. FIRST EDITIONS.Two volumes.The first volume was first published by Hotten,as here,before being transfered to Routledge.Both volumes illustrated throughout the text by the author.Finely bound in contemporary half black calf.Spines with raised bands,red title labels,gilt.Compartments decorated in gilt.Black pebble grain cloth on boards.Marbled endpapers.All edges dyed red.Small (1.5 inch) split to the top hinge of first volume but still holding firm.Some rubbing to edges but overall a very good set in attractive early bindings.:

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        The Works of Thomas Hood Comic and Serious in Prose and Verse with all the Original Illustrations - [Complete in 10 Volumes]

      London; E. Moxon 1869 - Description: 10 vol fronts. Port. , illus. 20 cm. Subject: Poetry - Miscellaneous. Very good copies all in the original gilt-blocked, green buckram cloth. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat rubbed and dust-toned as with age. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. 8 Kg. 1 pp. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Works

      London: Edward Moxon, Son, & Co,, 1869. Comic and serious, in prose and verse, with all the original illustrations. Edited, with notes, by his son and daughter. 10 volumes, octavo (178 × 118 mm). Contemporary red half morocco, spines gilt in compartments with gilt titles direct, raised bands, twin rules to boards in blind, marbled sides, endpapers and edges. Engraved portrait frontispiece of the author, illustrations in the texts. Spines of first volumes gently rolled, boards a little rubbed, endleaves slightly foxed. An excellent set. A handsomely bound set of Hood's works including his biography in one volume.

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        The Works of Thomas Hood Comic and Serious, in Prose and Verse, with All the Original Illustrations. With Memorials Prefixed. Edited , with Notes, By His Son and Daughter ( Complete in 10 Volumes )

      E. Moxon, London 1869 - Complete in 10 volumes. Bound in original publishers green cloth, with gilt band lines, and title lettering. Cloth very lightly rubbed on edges, light line mark on one spine. Bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, a gathering ( i. e. a few pages ) working loose in one volume,some light browning or spotting to a few pages, gift inscription of blank endpaper. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A nice clean 10 volume set. Size: 8vo

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        L’INGENIEUX HIDALGO DON QUICHOTTE DE LA MANCHE. Traduction de Louis Viardot

      - Paris, librairie de L. Hachette et Cie, 1869. 2 volumes in folio (28x37), demi-chagrin bleu nuit, dos à nerfs formant des caissons ornés de fleurons dorés encadrés de triples filets et fers angulaires dorés, titres et auteurs dorés, (1f+ft+t+XXIV+586+1f),(ft+t+636pp+1f). OUVRAGES ILLUSTRES PAR 370 COMPOSITIONS DE GUSTAVE DORE GRAVEES SUR BOIS PAR H. PISAN, (2° édition, Dézé p. 65). Des rousseurs normales pour la période, inégalement réparties, parfois plus prononcées; une mouillure claire en marge au tome 1; ces défauts toutefois n'altèrent pas vraiment la qualité de l'ensemble, gravures et typographie sont très correctes; excepté une trace à un plat les reliures sont en bon état (dos éclaircis).

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        Haematopus Longirotris: Gould (Pied Oystercatcher)

      London 1869 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Haematopus Longirotris: Gould, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Australia" is in excellent condition, measuring 14.25" x 21", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called White-breasted Oystercatcher or Pied Oystercatcher, these wading birds are expertly hand-colored with white undersides, black heads and chests and black and white wings. They have red irises and orange eye circles and beaks. These Oystercatchers are illustrated on a rocky coastline, similar to their natural habitats. At the time "Birds of Australia's" publication, the birds of this region were essentially unknown to a European audience and as Gould himself admitted in the preface to the book, “the field was comparatively a new one”. John Gould was without question the most prolific ornithological artist of the 19th century, and the only one to rival John James Audubon in ambition and quality. The 19th century was a time of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents, and embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. Gould’s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world. The Birds of Australia is John Gould’s largest and most important work. Because he himself spent so much time in the field making his own observations, the text that accompanies the illustrations is by far the most accurate and detailed of all his works. Each of the illustrations is stunningly colored and flawlessly drafted, highlighting the exquisite plumage and elegance of the birds. The colossal work is tremendous throughout, and quite rightly, it is considered Gould’s masterpiece. When Gould began work on the Birds of Australia, the ornithology of that continent was all but unknown in Europe. Gould started his research using specimens available in England, but quickly realized that the supply was far from sufficient. He discarded the work and traveled to Australia to begin his effort anew on his magnum opus. Arriving in Australia in September 1838, Gould and his wife, Elizabeth, spent the following eighteen months exploring Tasmania and the adjacent islands, South Australia, and New South Wales, and penetrated well into the interior. Over the course of these extensive travels Gould made many of the preliminary drawings that were translated into the remarkable series of 681 lithographs. Gould collected and documented so many new species -- more than three hundred -- that very few additions have been made since. His voyage to Australia was unsurpassed in the annals of ornithology. The price on this listing is the exact hammer price from the East Bay Auction (held March, 2010) NOT INCLUDING THE PREMIUM.

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        Shining Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx Lucidus)

      The Author 1840-, London 1869 - Hand-coloured lithograph (535 x 350 mm.), with letter-press text; very good. Gould notes that although the Shining Cuckoo is an active bird, 'it is characterized by a remarkable degree of quietude'. Like most Cuckoos it deposits it single egg in the nest of another bird. This is an original hand coloured lithograph plate from Gould's most famous work, Birds of Australia. Birds of Australia is a great tribute to Australia and was one of Gould's most successful projects. 'Only 250 copies have been printed, and the drawings have been effaced from stones; of these, 180 were subscribed for, the remaining seventy the author proposes to issue upon the original terms, with the exception, that five or more parts shall be delivered in the course of each year instead of four; the delivery to commence on the 1st of January 1849' (Prospectus).

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        Eudromias Australis: Gould (Australian Dotterels)

      London 1869 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Eudromias Australis: Gould, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Australia" is in excellent condition, measures 14" x 21", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Australian Dotterels, these birds are expertly hand-colored in rich shades of brown with black collars and eye-masks, save the juvenile in the background. At the time "Birds of Australia's" publication, the birds of this region were essentially unknown to a European audience and as Gould himself admitted in the preface to the book, “the field was comparatively a new one”. John Gould was without question the most prolific ornithological artist of the 19th century, and the only one to rival John James Audubon in ambition and quality. The 19th century was a time of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents, and embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. Gould’s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world. The Birds of Australia is John Gould’s largest and most important work. Because he himself spent so much time in the field making his own observations, the text that accompanies the illustrations is by far the most accurate and detailed of all his works. Each of the illustrations is stunningly colored and flawlessly drafted, highlighting the exquisite plumage and elegance of the birds. The colossal work is tremendous throughout, and quite rightly, it is considered Gould’s masterpiece. When Gould began work on the Birds of Australia, the ornithology of that continent was all but unknown in Europe. Gould started his research using specimens available in England, but quickly realized that the supply was far from sufficient. He discarded the work and traveled to Australia to begin his effort anew on his magnum opus. Arriving in Australia in September 1838, Gould and his wife, Elizabeth, spent the following eighteen months exploring Tasmania and the adjacent islands, South Australia, and New South Wales, and penetrated well into the interior. Over the course of these extensive travels Gould made many of the preliminary drawings that were translated into the remarkable series of 681 lithographs. Gould collected and documented so many new species -- more than three hundred -- that very few additions have been made since. His voyage to Australia was unsurpassed in the annals of ornithology. The price on this listing is the exact hammer price from the East Bay Auction (held March, 2010) NOT INCLUDING THE PREMIUM.

      [Bookseller: Arader Galleries San Francisco]
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        Le Petit Citateur. Notes érotiques et pornographiques. Recueil de mots et d'expressions anciens et modernes, sur les choses de l'amour, etc. Pour servir de complément au dictionnaire érotique du professeur de langue verte. Par |J.-Ch-X. [d.i. Jules Choux]| Bachelier ès-mauvaise langues.

      Paphos [d.i. Bruxelles], 1869. - Kl.8°. 361 S. Neuer Leinenband mit RTitel. |Erste Ausgabe|. Eins von 300 numerierten [hier nicht] Exemplaren. Eines der berühmtesten erotisch-pornographischen Wörterbücher und lt. Stern-Szana "ein Buch von großer Seltenheit" (ders. 257, für die spätere Ausgabe von 1881!) Unbeschnittenes Exemplar. Teils kleine Randeinrisse. Vereinzelt etwas fingerfleckig. Dutel A861. Perceau 38-1 ("Rare"; zit. nur nach der Bibliographie Gay.) Gay-L. III, 696. Léonina S. 19. Barbier III, 841. ----------------------- Le Petit Citateur. Notes érotiques et pornographiques. Recueil de mots et d'expressions anciens et modernes, sur les choses de l'amour, etc. Pour servir de complétment au dictionnaire érotique du professeur de langue verte. Par J.-Ch-X. [i.e. Jules Choux] Bachelier ès-mauvaise langues. Paphos [i.e. Bruxelles], 1869. Small 8vo. 361 pages. New binding in cloth, title on spine. First edition. One of 300 numbered copies [this one not numbered]. Famous dictionary for erotic and pornografic words and according to Stern-Szana "a book of great rarity" ("ein Buch von großer Seltenheit"; refers to the later edition of 1881!) Uncut copy. Some small tears at margins. Occasionally some finger-stains. Stern-Szana 257. Perceau 38-1 ("Rare"; cites only after the bibliography by Gay). Gay-L. III, 696. Léonina p. 19. Barbier III, 841. --------------- Le Petit Citateur. Notes érotiques et pornographiques. Recueil de mots et d'expressions anciens et modernes, sur les choses de l'amour, etc. Pour servir de complément au dictionnaire érotique du professeur de langue verte. Par J.-Ch-X. [i.e. Jules Choux] Bachelier ès-mauvaise langues. Paphos [i.e. Bruxelles], 1869. Petit in-8. 361 pp. Toile moderne, titre au dos. Édition originale. Un des 300 exemplaires numérotés [pas ici]. Un des dictionnaires érotiques et pornographiques le plus célèbre et selon Stern-Szana « un livre d'une grande rareté » ( « ein Buch von großer Seltenheit » pour une édition plus tardive du 1881 !) Non rogné. Qqs. petites déchirures aux marges, qqs. taches de doigts éparses. Perceau 38-1 (« Rare » cité seulement par la bibliographie Gay.) Gay-L. III, 696. Léonina S. 19. Barbier III, 841. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Ars Amandi]
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        MOYEN AGE - RENAISSANCE - XVII SIECLE - XVIII SIECLE - DIRECTOIRE, CONSULAT ET EMPIRE.

      Firmin Didot 1869-1884 In - 4 p. (mm. 285x187), 9 voll., mz. marocch. rosso edit. con ang., tagli sup. dorati. Di questa pregiata opera offriamo la collezione completa, molto ben illustrata nel t. da centinaia di vignette inc. su legno (anche a p. pag.) e da bellissime tavv. f.t. in cromolitografia. La raccolta è cosi' composta: - ?Les Arts au Moyen Age et à l'époque de la Renaissance?, con 20 tavv. in cromolito. - ?Moeurs, usages et costumes au Moyen Age et à l'époque de la Renaissance?, con 15 tavv. in cromolito. - ?Vie militaire et religieuse au Moyen Age et à l'époque de la Renaissance?, con 14 tavv. in cromolito. - ?Sciences et lettres au Moyen Age et à l'époque de la Renaissance?, con 13 tavv. in cromolito. - ?XVII siècle. Institution, usages et costumes. France (1590 - 1700)?, con 16 tavv. in cromolito e 20 incise su legno. - ?XVII siècle. Lettres, sciences et arts. France (1590 - 1700)?, con 17 tavv. in cromolito e 16 incise su legno. - ?XVIII siècle. Lettres, sciences et arts. France (1700 - 1789)?, con 16 tavv. in cromolito e 20 incise su legno. - ?XVIII siècle. Institutions, usages et costumes. France (1700 - 1789)?, con 15 tavv. in cromolito, 6 in tinta, e 32 inc. su legno. - ?Directoire, Consulat et Empire. Moeurs et usages, lettres, sciences et arts?, con 12 tavv. in cromolito e 24 incise su legno. Solo due voll. con qualche fiorit., altrim. esemplare ben conservato.

      [Bookseller: Libreria Antiquaria Malavasi]
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