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        "The American bond detector; and complete history of the United States government securities; issued under the sanction of the United States Treasury department, and containing superb illustrations, in genuine tints ... from the original dies in the posession of the government, of all the bonds issued under the acts of Congress from July 17, 1861, to March 3, 1868, together with a full desccription of all genuine plates, and complete rules for the detection of counterfeits ; also, valuable plates of existing coins, and important statistical tables"

      "Washington, D.C.": American Bond and Currency Detector Company. 1869. "Large oblong 4to, pp. [6], 100; 22 finely engraved plates of bonds and secutities (some in color), plus another 9 of numismatic interest on mauve paper embossed with gold and silver; also with statistical tables and tabular statements of government revenue; original half brown morocco, gilt-decorated spine in 5 compartments, gilt lettered direct in 1; very good and sound, and contained in a new quarter brown morocco clamshell box."

      [Bookseller: Rulon-Miller Books]
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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, Hardback, 1st Edition in this formVery 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. ; 1 pages; Description: 10 vol fronts. Port. , illus. 20 cm. Subject: Poetry - Miscellaneous.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        [Der Ring des Nibelungen, the four libretti:] Das Rheingold …; Die Walküre … Siegfried …; Götterdämmerung …

      Mainz: B. Schott's Söhnen,, 1869?-70?-71?-74. 4 works bound together in one volume, octavo (161 × 102 mm). Contemporary binding of white half pigskin, red morocco label, full gilt spine, mottled paper sides, marbled endpapers, polished red edges. Custom blue cloth slipcase and chemise, black spine label, gilt lettering. Paper stock a little toned, an excellent set. First published editions of all four volumes of the libretti of the Ring cycle, with the ownership inscription of the American Wagnerian Richard Cowell Dixey (1844?-1914) at the head of the first title page, recording his acquisition of the volume in Rome, December 1875. Dixey had already played a role in bringing Wagner's music to his home state of Massachussetts by arranging the first Boston concert of selections from Lohengrin in 1872. At the date he acquired the volume, the first two parts, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre, had premiered in Munich on 22 September 1869 and 26 June 1870 respectively, but the last two had yet to be performed. On the cast list page to Das Rheingold, Dixey has noted the time and date of the first performance of the complete cycle at the Bayreuther Festspielhaus, 13 August 1876, and noted the lead roles of Franz Betz as Wotan and Friedericke Grün as Fricka respectively, indicating that he himself was present on that momentous occasion. On the same page he has added dates of performances he has attended: at Bayreuth one week later; in Berlin, 2 June 1888; and three times in Dresden in the summer and autumn of the same year. On the facing page he lists the names of the Dresden cast, and adds American dates: New York, 15 March 1889, and three dates in Boston the following month. The cast list of Siegfried is similarly annotated, and there are other notes of his throughout the volume. A pianist and sometime music teacher, Dixey was a man of means. He married Ellen Sturgis Tappan (1849?-1924) daughter of the poet and founding member of the Transcendentalist Club, Caroline Sturgis Tappan. In 1875 Dixey and his wife set out on an extensive tour of Europe and the near East, travelling to England, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, the Alps, Vienna, Capri, Pompeii, Turkey, Egypt, Malta, Greece, and other places. During the late 1880s, they were living in Boston's Back Bay; their daughter, Rosamond Sturgis Dixey, was born there in June 1887. They also later maintained a summer estate, "Tanglewood", in Lenox, the former property of Ellen Dixey's family, which she and her unmarried sister inherited and which, in 1937, the family donated to the Boston Symphony. These are the first published editions of the four libretti, preceded by the edition of between 30 and 50 copies privately printed for Wagner at Zurich in February 1853. OCLC locates individual copies of each of these individual libretti, but no library is listed as holding first published editions of all four volumes, whether individually or bound together.

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        Observations on Ligature of Arteries on the Antiseptic System. From the Lancet, April 3, 1869

      Edinburgh: Edmondston and Douglas, 1869. 16pp.. Original wraps, with title to upper wrap. A fine presentation copy, inscribed 'From the author' to head of title. The second issue, with a corrected p.13, and slip stating 'Corrected February 1870. See Page 13' pasted to foot of upper wrap. Joseph Lister (1827-1912), English physician and founder of anti-septic surgery. The corrected text in this edition, offprinted from an article in the Lancet, highlights his experiments into the use of alternatives to silk as a surgical ligature and successful identification of 'catgut', the dried intestines of sheep or horses, as a viable and absorbable material. As this copy is of the same provenance as similar items in this list presented to Dr Lonsdale of Cumberland Infirmary, it is likely that he was the recipient of this presentation copy. . Second Offprint Edition. 8vo.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Ottilie v. Goethe").

      Weimar, 27. September 1869.. 1 S. Gr.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Direktor: "Dies Blatt wird Ihnen wenigstens zeigen daß ich die Absicht hatte es mit seinem Inhalt Ihnen schon lange zu senden, und zu dem Zweck es mit her nahm. Die Hofnung kommen zu können hat mich leider getäuscht und ich werde nicht in sehr kurzer Zeit wieder für den Winter nach Jena zurückgehen. Ich danke Ihnen bestens das Sie mein Recht gewahrt haben, von Austreten keine Rede denn in Jena bedarf ich mehr wie je der Aufheiterung und Kunst Gegenstände. Noch ist eine Hofnung das wir den Winter hier bleiben, aber es ist nicht wahrscheinlich, und ist Jena bestimmt so würde ich denn in ungefähr 8 Tagen Weimar verlassen [...]". - Sehr wohlerhalten.

      [Bookseller: Kotte Autographs GmbH]
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        On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1869. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Octavo. Original green cloth, gilt lettered spine, black coated endpapers. Folding diagram at p. 132. Large bookplate on front pastedown. Touch of light mottling to covers, hinges just a little shaken. A very good copy in the original cloth. Fifth edition of "the most important biological book ever written" (Freeman). This copy is in Freeman's variant a of the binding but without the publisher's terminal advertisements. "The fifth edition of 1869 was of 2,000 copies and was again much revised. It is in this one that Darwin used the expression "the survival of the fittest", Herbert Spencer's term, for the first time; it appears first in the heading of Chapter IV." (Freeman).

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        [Victorian Textiles- Lace Sample Book] "Cahier de Dentelle"

      [France], [1869]. Original brown paper covered boards, cloth spine. 80 unnumbered pages. A manuscript Victorian lace sample book entirely written in fine handwriting (fountain pen) by Marie Vachoiz and comprising 70 original samples of hand-made crocheted, knitted, and bobbin lace samples, 68 of them beautifully mounted on thick coloured paper and then tipped-in, two tipped-in directly onto the sheets (lightly ruled paper). Title page: "Chahier de Dentelle (in heavy lettering) [starting of penciled lettering] [a string of numerals ] 1869, Marie Vachoiz." The quality of the lace presented here represents a significant expertise and polish in producing handmade lace. The text details 81 different patterns in manuscript (with 70 actual samples) and at the end offers a few pages discussing the specifics of producing knitted and crochet laces. An important work in the sense of its teaching parameter, rarely found thus, with examples and copious explanations, in manuscript form, and the extent of these suggest a work perhaps made in anticipatioin of publication. The superb patterns detailed in elegant cursive include those M. Vachoiz has identified as the Spider, the Laf, Tortoiseshell, the Scale, Pyramids, Snowflake, Valencian, and many others. A superbly preserved survival, with all the examples in perfect condition. Boards somewhat worn at corners, well-preserved internally. Laid in is a fine pen and ink engraving transferred onto gold leaf paper (unknown if this was owned by the author or laid in by a subsequent owner).

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        Illustrated Travels: A Record Of Discovery, Geography, And Adventure : With Engravings From Original Drawings By Celebrated Artists [SIX VOLUMES IN THREE ]

      Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, London. Hardcover (Half Leather). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Undated but Copac gives the publication of the original part work as 1869 - 1875. Books - in Good dark blue half leather binding and lighter blue grained paper binding, elaborate gilt decorated spines and borders, leather labeling and marbled paste downs, end papers, front and rear end paper and page edges with one of the pale blue front cover has been bound into each volume. Some surface loss to the half leather corners and some marking/fading to the blue paper binding. Although obviously an original set, as confirmed by the bookplates in some lights the third volume appears slightly darker than the other two, as can be seen in the scans. Contents, previous owner's elaborate book plate with name 'Alexander Baron Peckover of Wisbech?' to front pastedown Baron Peckover was a banker and philanthropist who died in 1919 a name 'B. E, Penrose' has been added in manuscript to one of the bookplates'. There is slight surface loss to the marbled front paste down and free front end paper to volume three-four, some browning to the bottom corners in volume 3/4, light creasing to the top corner of pages 9/12 to volume 5, other light marking and light browning otherwise clean and tightly bound. Weighing approximately 28.0 pounds / 13.0 kgs with well over 2,250 folio pages and hundreds of illustrations, many full page, this is an attractive set of these interesting and lavishly illustrated travel books. Size: 12.5 inches tall by 9.5 inches. [iv], 378; viii, 376; viii, 376; viii, 376; viii, 376; viii, 376 pp. With 6 full page line drawing frontispiece engravings, numerous other engravings from original drawings and 237 full page engravings . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Travel & Places; Inventory No: 6171.. This set of books weighs approximately 28.0 pounds / 13.0 kg and so will not be shipped outside the UK without additional postage. .

      [Bookseller: John T. & Pearl Lewis]
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        The Subjection of Women

      London: Longmans, Green and Dyer, 1869. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. FIRST UK LONDON EDITION IN VERY GOOD CONDITION4.5"x 8" tall, Orig. boards. blind-stamped decoration front and back, corners bumped, some edge wear and some staining, spine relaid, new label on spine, new endpapers, ownership name and address on half title, pages untrimmed, edges dusty and occasional marks, no dw, else clean. The Subjection of Women, an important work in the history of feminism. In 1869, he argued for the right of women to vote."The object of this essay is to explain as clearly as I am able ... that the principle which regulates the existing social relations between the two sexes - the legal subordination of one sex to the other - is wrong itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement, and that ought to be replaced by a principle of perfect equality, admitting no power or privilege on one side, nor the disability on the other" John Stuart Mills The radical nature of Mill's call for women's equality is often lost to us after over a century of protest and changing social attitudes. Yet the subordination of women to men when Mill was writing remains striking. Among other indicators of this subordination are the following: (1) British women had fewer grounds for divorce than men until 1923; (2) Husbands controlled their wives personal property (with the occasional exception of land) until the Married Women's Property Acts of 1870 and 1882; (3) Children were the husband's; (4) Rape was impossible within a marriage; and (5) Wives lacked crucial features of legal personhood, since the husband was taken as the representative of the family (thereby eliminating the need for women's suffrage). This gives some indication of how disturbing and/or ridiculous the idea of a marriage between equals could appear to Victorians.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        THOUGHTS SUGGESTED BY BIBLE TEXTS ADDRESSED TO MY CHILDREN.

      Philadelphia: Hebrew Sunday School Society 1869 - 2nd US edition (1st is 1861) . Original Publisher’s cloth, 16mo, 138 pages. 12 cm. Singerman 1658 (for 1st printing; 2nd printing is unknown to him) . Book’s preface mentions Leeser as the editor who has made corrections and added subject headings. Jacob Rader Marcus notes that "The year the Civil War erupted, he [Leeser] edited a work by one Sarah Harris, Thoughts Suggests by Bible Texts, etc. , a series of edifacatory sermonettes followed by a prayer of an ethical nature.As was his wont, when he saw a good English book, Leeser reprinted it" (Marcus, UNITED STATES JEWRY, p. 301) . "Three of the many themes treated here are neighborly love, immortality, truth and falsehood. " First published in England in 1859 and then reprinted in America by Leeser and the Hebrew Sunday School Society. SUBJECT(S) : Jewish religious education of children. OCLC lists only 2 copies worldwide (YU & Penn) , and only 3 copies of the first edition of 1861 (Penn, Southern Baptist, HUC) . Light wear, a very clean copy of this exceedingly scarce Leeser title. (amr-45-24) [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Dan Wyman Books, LLC]
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        THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO ABYSSINIA Compiled from Authentic Documents

      London: MacMillan. Near Fine. 1869. xi, 271pp (+ 53 pg list of publisher's adverts, dated 1869, at rear). Rebound in 1/4 leather, marbled sides, leather spine with raised bands, gilt dec & title pieces. 1cm piece missing to top corner pg 72, date pencilled onto preface pg, contents otherwise very good.; 225 x 150mm .

      [Bookseller: M & A Simper Bookbinders]
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        Notes on Yachts (First Series)

      London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston,, 1869. Octavo. Original mid-blue cloth, title gilt to the spine and to the upper board with a decorative roundel within gilt panel, brown surface-paper endpapers. Fine steel-engraved frontispiece. Attractive diamond-shaped bookseller's ticket of S.W. Wolff of High-st. Southampton, "Log & Cargo Books, Charts of the Latest Surveys, Navigation Books, &c." A little rubbed, slight lean, hinges a touch cracked, but overall a very good copy. First and only edition, all published, and uncommon, just 6 copies on COPAC. "A good exposition of design ideas of the 1870s, and especially of the efficiency of sails and of various hull shapes …" Brett treats sailing briefly, directing readers to Vanderdecken's Yacht Sailor for further guidance, but considers the sport is "chiefly followed by men of adventurous temperament; by men who like life in the open air, particularly in wild weather; by vigorous men, who love to feel their own strength grappling with, and controlling the great forces of nature …" Bookplate of Leslie Knopp author of Practical Navigation for Yachtsmen.

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

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

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        Rhynchaea Australis: Gould (Australian Rhynchaea)

      London, 1869 This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Rhynchaea Australis: Gould, from John Gould?s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Australia" is in excellent condition, measures 13.75" x 21", and magnificently displays the author?s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Australian Rhynchaea, these birds are expertly hand-colored with intricate patterns in shades of brown, taupe and gray, with white accents around the eyes and wings. Precise lines detail and define each feather and patterns on these wading birds. 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.

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        ALS ("Le Verrier").

      N. p., 21. V. 1869 [?]. - Large 8vo. ½ p. on double leaf. To the physicist Jules Antoine Lissajous (1822-1880). - The French mathematician specialized in celestial mechanics and is best known for his part in the discovery of Neptune. "As a result of this achievement Le Verrier received, among other awards, the Copley Medal from the Royal Society of London and was named an officer in the Legion of Honour. A chair of astronomy was created for him at the University of Paris" (Enc. Br.). - On stationery with printed letterhead of the "Observatoire Imperial". With minor defects to edges and small spot in the lower margin. With a small label, the monogram stamp "LS" and ms. number "120" on the reverse of fol. 2. - Rare. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat INLIBRIS Gilhofer Nfg. GmbH]
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        The Subjection of Women

      London: Longmans, Green and Dyer, 1869. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. FIRST UK LONDON EDITION IN VERY GOOD CONDITION4.5"x 8" tall, Orig. boards. blind-stamped decoration front and back, corners bumped, some edge wear and some staining, spine relaid, new label on spine, new endpapers, ownership name and address on half title, pages untrimmed, edges dusty and occasional marks, no dw, else clean. The Subjection of Women, an important work in the history of feminism. In 1869, he argued for the right of women to vote."The object of this essay is to explain as clearly as I am able ... that the principle which regulates the existing social relations between the two sexes - the legal subordination of one sex to the other - is wrong itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement, and that ought to be replaced by a principle of perfect equality, admitting no power or privilege on one side, nor the disability on the other" John Stuart Mills The radical nature of Mill's call for women's equality is often lost to us after over a century of protest and changing social attitudes. Yet the subordination of women to men when Mill was writing remains striking. Among other indicators of this subordination are the following: (1) British women had fewer grounds for divorce than men until 1923; (2) Husbands controlled their wives personal property (with the occasional exception of land) until the Married Women's Property Acts of 1870 and 1882; (3) Children were the husband's; (4) Rape was impossible within a marriage; and (5) Wives lacked crucial features of legal personhood, since the husband was taken as the representative of the family (thereby eliminating the need for women's suffrage). This gives some indication of how disturbing and/or ridiculous the idea of a marriage between equals could appear to Victorians.

      [Bookseller: Lord Durham Rare Books (IOBA)]
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        Dakota land; or, the beauty of St. Paul. An original, illustrated, historic and romantic work on Minnesota and the great northwest. Second edition.

      Hankins & Son, New York 1869 - Second (and best) edition, with the Colton map; 8vo, pp. 425, [1], [6] ads; portrait frontispiece and pictorial half-title, 94 illustrations in the text, a number of them full-page; original decorative green cloth gilt, a.e.g.; a little rubbing and spotting but generally a very good, bright and firm copy of a curious mixture of popular history, fiction and Indian legend, set in and around St. Paul, and handsomely illustrated. Hankins was editor of the New York Home Gazette. This copy with the folding hand-colored map by G. W. & C. B. Colton (often lacking and probably not issued in all copies), of the upper Great Lakes and Upper Midwest "prepared expressly for Col. Hankins' illustrated, historic, romantic work of 'Dakota Land' or the Beauty of St. Paul." VanDerhoof, Frontier American Novels, 2675; Wright II, 1090. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Les Pensées: Histoire, Culture, Multiplication, Emploi

      Paris: J. Rothschild + Librairie de la Société Botanique de France, 1869. First edition.. Light edge wear to outer corners only of the binding, faint scattered foxing to a few plates; a bright and clean copy in near fine condition in a very attractive Victorian red morocco binding.. Pp. xii, 52; 25 full-page fine chromolithographic plates of pansies mounted on card stock with all tissue guards present. Publisher's original one-half red morocco leather (with original blue printed wrappers lettered in red and black bound in place), spine with five raised bands lettered in gilt on one compartment and with fine gilt decorations in the other five compartments over marbled boards with French marbled endpapers, top page edge in gilt, folio (14 x 10 3/4 inches; 353 x 275 mm). This monograph on the best available varieties of pansy was overseen and published by Joseph Rothschild for the Societe Botanique de France. The author, Jean-Pierre Barillet-Deschamps, was a French horticulturist and landscape architect. He was the chief gardener of Paris during the reign of Emperor Napoleon III, and was responsible for planting the great gardens of the French Second Empire; his landscape gardens, with their lakes, winding paths, sloping lawns, groves of exotic trees and flower beds, had a large influence on public parks throughout Europe and in the United States (from wiki). The fine chromolithographs were based on specimens provided by F. Lesemann, Head Gardener Hietzing, near Vienna. Only 200 copies of this work were printed. Nissen BB1 76; Stafleu and Cowan 20212.

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        Poésie française. Le Vin. Vers fantasques. - La campagne.

      Paris, typographie Alcan-Lévy 1869 - in-12, 67-[5] pp., avec un portrait-frontispice à l'eau-forte par Faure-Dujarric, broché sous couverture imprimée de l'éditeurLégère restauration à la page de titre. Rare. Tirage hors commerce, en raison de la mort de l'auteur. Les productions de Fernand Desnoyers (1828-1869), membre de la coterie de Murger (Henri Murger, l'écrivain "buveur d'eau" du XIXe) signent leur rareté par leur confidentialité éditoriale. Une de ses caractéristiques notables de ce littérateur et poète parisien était l'amour du vin, qu'il ne célébra pas seulement dans ses beaux ver(-re)s complices, mais aussi par une consommation à plus soif. Vicaire III, 226. Vicaire, Bibliographie gastronomique, 273 (pour les 16 pièces sur le vin). Absent de Oberlé (Bibliothèque bachique). Bel exemplaire sur vergé. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Military Maps illustrating the Operations of the Armies of the Potomac & James May 4th 1864 to April 9th 1865

      [Washington, D.C.]: War Department; Office of the Chief of Engineers. 1869. First. First edition. Large folio. 16 double-page lithographic maps. Complete. Measures approximately 20" x 24". Prepared under the direction of Bvt. Brig. Gen. N. Michler, Major of Engineers, and Bvt. Lieut. Col. P.S. Michie, Capt. of Engineers. Contemporary half leather and marbled paper boards. Ex-library copy with bookplate and small number stamp, else no other markings. The boards are worn and detached, lacking the spine back, the last plate has one vertical crease, else a good sound set of very fine detailed topographical maps, printed under the direction of Julius Bien (New York Lithographing, Engraving & Printing Co.): 1. Antietam, 2. Appomattox Court House, 3. Chancellorville, 4. Cold Harbor, 5-6. Region between Gettysburg and Appomattox Court House, 7. Fredericsburg, 8. Spottsylvania, 9. The Wilderness, 10. Richmond, 11. Petersburg and Five Forks, 12. High Bridge and Farmville, 13. Totopotomoy, 14. Bermuda Hundred, 15. Jetersville and Sailor's Creek, 16. Harper's Ferry. .

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        Framed Autographed Letter Signed

      New Orleans 1869 - 1 page, 8.25 x 5 inches, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 7, 1869. Written by the Confederate Major General in response to a request for his autograph: "Dear Sir: At your request I subjoin my autograph." Handsomely matted with a fine wood-engraved portrait of Buckner and set in a textured brown frame measuring 15.75 x 16.5 inches. Near fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Portrait, three-quarter length, of an unidentified young man. Gelatin silver print on smooth paper

      [New York?], ca. early 1920s. 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. . Faint creases to lower corners, else fine. Beaton and Buckland, The Magic Image, p. 139 . A dramatic, strongly lit image of a long-haired, mustachioed young man, possibly an actor. Arnold Genthe (1869-1942) was born in Germany and came to San Francisco in 1895 as tutor to the son of Baron Heinrich von Schroeder. Genthe, an entirely self-taught photographer, amused himself by taking pictures of the city's Chinatown, and when these were exhibited and attracted much favorable attention, he decided to remain in San Francisco, and, through his Schroeder contacts, became a successful professional photographer. In 1911 he moved to New York, and during his long career, followed his philosophy of portraiture: "I was determined to show people a new kind of photography: there would be no stilted poses; as a matter of fact, no poses at all. I would try to take my sitters unawares...portraying a person's character instead of a...photographic mask." (Cited in "Arnold Genthe 1869-1942" by Jerry E. Patterson, a catalogue for an exhibition at the Staten Island (NY) Museum, 1975). A man of great culture and wide-ranging interests, Genthe became one of the greatest of American photographers, his work known around the world

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        Devonshire Celebrities

      Henry Eland, Exeter 1869 - 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. See this book in 3D on our site. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Stenographische Protokolle über die Sitzungen des Hauses der Abgeordneten des Reichsrathes. IV. Session (I. Session II. Wahlperiode, vom 20. Mai 1867 bis 15. Mai 1869). Bd. 1-5 (Sitzung 1-175, 20. Mai 1867 bis 13. März 1869) in 6 Bänden

      Wien: k. u. k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1869, Wien - Kunstleder, Goldschnitt. Sehr Gut. 1. Auflage. 6 Bde. (insg. 6314 Seiten). Selten schönes Exemplar der "Stenographischen Protokolle", in Kunstleder gebunden und mit Goldschnitt (an allen drei Seiten!) versehen. Von den 6 Bänden ist lediglich der Schlußband in einem mäßigen Zustand (Rücken aufgeplatzt, berieben - ansonsten aber einwandfrei). Ex libris Dr. Hans Gürtler Nrr. 7598-7603. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Natural Bridge, Virginia.

      William Pate & Co./G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York 1869 - Hand-colored steel engraving. Drawn and Engraved by Robt. Hinshelwood. Sheet size: 16 1/8 x 12 1/2". Inventory#: p736pmat.

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        Vanity Fair. A Novel without a Hero.

      . 2 vols. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1869. With numerous illustrations by the author. VIII + 407; IV + 392 pp. Nice contemporary full brown leather richly gilt on spine, with goldlines on boards, edges gilt and with inner ornamental borders..

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        Fossile Flora der Steinkohlen-Formation Westphalens einschliesslich Piesberg bei Osnabrück.:

      Kassel, Th. Fischer, 1869. - 4°. V, 191 S., m. 32 (29 doppelblattgroßen und 3 gefalt.) lithographischen Tafeln. Halbleder der Zeit mit Rückenschild, (etwas berieben). Pritzel 7699; vgl. Nissen 1663. - Erste Einzelausgabe, erschien 1868 in der Zeitschrift "Paläontographica". - Interessante Abhandlung zur Paläobotanik des westphälischen Steinkohlengebietes. "Ein fast neunjähriger Aufenthalt, gaben mir Gelegenheit.eine ziemlich vollständige Collection der fossilen Pflanzenreste des westphälischen Kohlengebirges zusammen zu bringen. (und). eine möglichst vollständige Beschreibung der Kohlenpflanzen. zusammengestellt zu sehen." (Vorwort). - Die getönten Lithographien mit Wiedergaben zahlreicher Versteinerungen, teils mehrere Abbildungen auf einer Tafel. - 1 Tafeln m. alt hinterlegtem Einriss am oberen Rand, 1 gefaltete Tafel mit kleinem Einriss. Tafeln meist stockfleckig, teils gebräunt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Estatutos da Veneravel Ordem Terceira de S. Francisco da Penitencia da Cidade do Pará, approvados em meza conjuncta, reunida em 18 de abril de 1869, sendo Ministro o Irmão Felix José Pereira.

      Pará, Typographia do "Diario de Gram-Pará", 1869. - (1 blank l.), 103 pp. 3 works bound in 1 volume. 8°, modern maroon quarter sheep over buckram boards (slight wear), flat spine with gitl lettering and filltets, original upper wrapper bound in (foxed and mounted). Overall in very good condition. 3 works bound in 1 volume. ---- FIRST (and only?) EDITIONS of three rare imprints from the mouth of the Amazon. Page viii of the first work explains that new statutes were needed for the Ordem Terceira de S. Francisco because the Order had raised funds to operate a hospital and asylum, and had also ceased to cooperate with another group of Franciscans. The @Estatutos set out rules for admission into the Order and the duties of its members and officers. ---- Not located in NUC. Not located in OCLC. Not located in Porbase. Not located in Copac.---- BOUND WITH: @Regulamento do Hospital da Veneravel Ordem Terceira de São Francisco da Penitencia do Pará. Pará: Typ. do "Diario do Gram-Pará," 1869. 37 pp., 3 folding tables.FIRST and ONLY EDITION? Describes the duties of the hospital's administrative staff, nurses, and cook, what food will be given to patients and in what amounts (see also the second folding table), who besides members of the Ordem will be admitted as patients, and when visitors are permitted. @* Not located in Porbase. Not located in Copac. Not located in OCLC.@AND BOUND WITH:Regulamento do Cemiterio da Veneravel Ordem Terceira de S. Francisco da Penitencia do Pará. Pará: Typ. do "Diario do Gram-Pará," 1869. 6 pp.FIRST and ONLY EDITION? Sets forth regulations for burial of members in the cemetery plot owned by the Ordem. It includes provisions for removal of the grave markers when the cemetery is full and notification of any families who may want to remove remains before new bodies are buried in the old plots (see articles 8 and 10).@* Not located in Porbase. Not located in Copac. Not located in OCLC. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Historic Ninepins. A Book of Curiosities, where Old and Young may read strange Matter.

      . London 1869. With frontispiece. X + 343 pp. Publisher's blindtooled cloth with gold on spine. Given as a christmas gift 23 Dec. 1868..

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        The Koran - commonly called The Alcoran of Mohammed; [With the rare, folded "Plan and View of the Beit Allah or Mosque at Mecca" and with 4 additional plates in the rear of the volume: 1 Map of Arabia / 2 A Genealogical Table of the Tribes of the genuine Arabs / 3 A Genealogical Table of the Tribes of the Naturalized Arabs being the descendants of Ismael the son of Abraham, by a daughter of Modad the Jorhamite / 4 The Tribe of Koreish Translated into english immediately from the original arabic Enriched with numerous explanatory Notes, taken from the most approved commentators and preliminary discourse on the religious and political condition of the Arabs before the Time of Mohammed. A new Edition, with a Memoir of the Translator, a valuable int

      London: William Tegg. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. Text very clean. Binding firm. New endpapers. Bound with original endpapers. The very rare and often missing plan of the Beit Allah or Mosque at Mecca in excellent condition !. London, William Tegg, 1869. 8°. Folded Frontispiece Illustration with original tissue-guard, XI, 516 pages including Index. Original Hardcover. Green cloth withgilt lettering on spine and frontcover. Beautifully, professionally rebacked with basically no trace of the repair. Excellent condition with only minor signs of wear. Text very clean. Binding firm. New endpapers. Bound with original endpapers. The very rare and often missing plan of the Beit Allah or Mosque at Mecca in excellent condition ! George Sale (1697, Canterbury, Kent, England ?- 1736, London, England) was an Orientalist and practising solicitor, best known for his 1734 translation of the Qur'an into English. He was also author of The General Dictionary, in ten volumes, folio. He was educated at the King's School, Canterbury, and in 1720 became a student of the Inner Temple. It is known that he trained as a solicitor in his early years but took time off from his legal pursuits, returning at need to his profession. Sale was an early member of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Sale became seriously ill for eight days before his death, and died at Surrey Street, The Strand, of fever on November 13, 1736. Sale was buried at St. Clement Danes. His family consisted of a wife and five children. He took the time to apply himself in the study of the eastern and other languages, both ancient and modern. Carolus Dadichi, the king's interpreter, helped Sale in his studies of oriental dialects. Sale reputedly spent 25 years in Arabia, thus acquiring his knowledge of the Arabic language and customs; this was the basis of Voltaire's statements in the Dictionnaire Philosophique (articles ?'Alcoran,?' ?'Arot and Marot?'). On the other hand Harold Lyon Thomson, writing in the Dictionary of National Biography, stated that he never left his native country. In 1734, Sale published the translation of the Qur'an, dedicated to John Lord Carteret. Sale provided numerous notes and a "Preliminary Discourse" which was manifest with in-depth knowledge of Eastern habits, manners, traditions, and laws. Voltaire bestowed high praise on Sale's version of the Koran. Sale did not, however, place Islam at an equal level with Christianity. He stated: "As Mohammed gave his Arabs the best religion he could, preferable, at least, to those of the ancient pagan lawgivers, I confess I cannot see why he deserves not equal respect, though not with Moses or Jesus Christ, whose laws came really from heaven, yet with Minos or Numa, notwithstanding the distinction of a learned writer, who seems to think it a greater crime to make use of an imposture to set up a new religion, founded on the acknowledgment of one true God, and to destroy idolatry, than to use the same means to gain reception to rules and regulations for the more orderly practice of heathenism already established." Sale's translation of the Qu'ran has been reprinted into modern times. In January 2007, Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, was sworn in on an old edition of Sale's Koran, donated to the Library of Congress in the early 19th century by Thomas Jefferson. Sale was also a corrector of the Arabic New Testament (1726) issued by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. He acquired a library with valuable rare manuscripts of Persian, Turkish, and Arabic origins (which is now held in the Bodleian Library, Oxford). (Wikipedia)

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        OEUVRES COMPLETES DE PLATON - EN 10 VOLUMES : DU TOME 1 AU TOME 10 / TOMES 1 + 2 : DIALOGUES SOCRATIQUES + TOMES 3 + 4 : DIALOGUES POLEMIQUES + TOMES 5 + 6 : DIALOGUES DOGMATIQUES + TOME 7 : LA REPUBLIQUE OU L'ETAT + TOMES 8 + 9 : LES LOIS + TOME 10 : etc

      CHARPENTIER G. 1869 - R320058448: environ 300-400 pages environ - 1 etiquette collée en coiffe en pied sur chacun des volumes / Titre, filets , fleurons et tomaiosn dorés - Plats et contre-plats jaspés. PUBLIEES SOUS LA DIRECTION DE M. EMILE SAISSET / TRADUCTIONS DACIER ET GROU / NOTES ET ARGUMENTS PAR MM. E. CHAUVET ET A SAISSET / SOMMAIRE : TOMES 1 + 2 : DIALOGUES SOCRATIQUES + TOMES 3 + 4 : DIALOGUES POLEMIQUES + TOMES 5 + 6 : DIALOGUES DOGMATIQUES + TOME 7 : LA REPUBLIQUE OU L'ETAT + TOMES 8 + 9 : LES LOIS + TOME 10 : DIALOGUES DOUTEUX - DIALOGUES APOCRYPHES - LETTRE ET FRAGMENTS. In-12 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Coins frottés. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 100-PHILOSOPHIE ET DISCIPLINES CONNEXES [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        He Knew He Was Right

      London - Strahan and Company 1869 - A first edition of this classic novel from Anthony Trollope about a jealous husband and a stubborn wife. With sixty-four illustrations by Marcus Stone, including tissue-guarded frontispieces to each volume. As is common with Trollope's works, there are also several substantial subplots. Trollope makes constant allusions to Shakespeare's Othello throughout the novel. Complete in two volumes. Condition: In red half-morocco bindings. Externally sound, though with some wear to the spines and extremities. Some marks to the boards also. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are mainly bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The South-Eastern District of South Australia: Its Resources and Requirements

      Adelaide: published by the author at the offices of The South Australian newspaper, 1869. Octavo, with the large folding map beautifully preserved; original gilt blocked brown cloth (a bit worn at extremities), spine lettered by hand at a later date; front endpaper inscribed 'To James Moorehouse, with the compliments of the author Ebenezer Ward...', bookplates of Edward Angas Johnson and Charles Glover and Adelaide binders ticket. A record of Adelaide's growth and prosperity. Pleasing association copy, inscribed by the author to the Melbourne Anglican bishop James Moorehouse. The Australian Dcitionary of Biography records 'the second bishop of Melbourne had intellectual distinction, administrative skill, eloquence and leadership; he also smoked a pipe and walked with a bulldog'.Published to promote the benefits of South Australian settlement, the salient feature of this book is the large lithographic map of Adelaide and surrounds, with boundaries, leases and holdings demarcated (thus forming a good historical record of the growth of the settlement). Photolithographed by F. S. Crawford during December 1867, it is technically accomplished and typical of the high standard of cartographic printing at the Adelaide Surveyor Generals office from the mid 1850's onwards. The book includes a meticulous three page index for the folding map.Of additional interest are the 64 pages of advertisements, effectively forming a concise trade directory of Adelaide in 1869. This copy has passed through the hands of two notable Australian bibliophiles: surgeon and South Australian resident Dr. Edward Angas Johnson (the nephew of George French Angas), and Adelaide city council alderman Charles Glover, an assiduous collector of Australiana and ethnological artefacts.

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        Don Quichotte de la Manche. Traduction de Louis Viardot avec 370 compositions de Gustave Doré gravées sur bois par H. Pisan.

      Paris: Hachette, 1869 - Deux volumes grand in-4; xxiv (notice sur Cervantes), 586p.; 636p.; très nombreuses illustrations, dans le texte et à pleine page, ces dernières comprises dans la pagination. Cartonnage d'éditeur en percaline rouge à décor doré d'entrelacs entourant le titre, tranches dorées. Quelques rousseurs affectant principalement les premiers et derniers feuillets, mais généralement un très bon exemplaire, dans un cartonnage très frais. Seconde édition illustrée par Gustave Doré, qui fut publiée en livraisons. Bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage classique. Vicaire II, 160. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Grafskrifter på Göteborgs stads och närliggande församlingars begrafningsplatser.

      - Utgifne för välgörande ändamål. Göteborg. Tryckt hos Anders Lindgren 1869. 12:o. (8),193,(1 blank),(2 sista blank) s. Senare marmorerat kalvskinnband med övre guldsnitt, i övrigt oskuren. Blekt rygg med röd titeletikett samt rik gulddekor. Rygg och yttre falsar nötta. Inre gulddekorerade denteller. Pärmar med guldram, främre med Gustaf Bernström förgyllda pärmexlibris. Omslag medbundna, något nötta. Nedre yttre hörnspets främre omslag ersatt. Ljus fläck på bakre omslag. Nedre yttre kant 20 x 33 mm på titelbladet ersatt med japanpapper. Eftersättsblad med stämpel Wilhelm O. Nordqvist. 14,5 x 9 cm.[#\104948]

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        DICTIONNAIRE DE CHIMIE PURE ET APPLIQUEE

      PARIS: LIBRAIRIE DE L. HACHETTE ET C, 1869. In 8. Dim. 25x16,5 cm. Pp. XCIV+1659+(1), 1696, 794, 1712. Peso Kg. 12,500. Bella edizione del 1869-1878 di questa monumentale opera di chimica pura e applicata del chimico francese Charles Adolphe Wurtz (1817-1884). Titolare della cattedra di chimica organica alla Sorbonne, Wurtz lottò per la difesa della teoria atomica. Noto per la reazione di Wurtz e per aver scoperto l'etilammina, il glicole etilemico e la reazione aldolica. L'opera è un dizionario completo di chimica organica e inorganica, chimica applicata all'industria, all'agricoltura e alle arti, analitica, fisica e alla mineralogia. Venne pubblicata tra il 1869 e il 1878 con ulteriori due volumi supplementari del 1880-1886. Il nostro esemplare è composto da tre tomi divisi in cinque volumi e i due volumi di supplemento non datati. I volumi sono impreziositi da numerose incisioni che mostrano strumenti (agricoltura (taglio del legno, produzione del latte...) apparecchi industriali (un birrificio ecc...) strumenti di laboratorio ecc... Sono presenti inoltre due planches colorate (una sulle fibre di cotone) e altre due in bianco e nero ripiegate alla fine dei volumi di supplemento. Bellissima legatura in mezza pelle a quattro nervi con titolo in oro al dorso. In buone condizioni, completa di tutte le pagine. Copertina in mezza pelle a quattro nervi in ottime condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso. Legatura in buone condizioni ma qualche lieve rottura. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture. Beautiful edition of 1869-1878 of this monumental work of pure and applied chemistry by the french chemistry Charles Adolphe Wurtz (1817-1884). Teacher of organic chemistry in Sorbonne university, Wurtz fought for the defence of atomic theory. He was known for his reaction of Wurtz and because he discovered etilammina, the etilemic glicole and aldolic reaction The work is a complete dictionary of organic and inorganic chemistry, chemistry applied to industry, agriculture and arts, analytic chemistry, physical chemystry and mineralogy. The work was published between 1869 and 1878 with two supplementary volumes of 1880-1886. Our copy is made up of three tomes divied into five volumes with two volumes of supplement. The volumes are enriched with different engravings showing instruments, agriculture (wood cut, production of milk...) industrial instruments (a beer firm ecc...) laboratory instruments ecc... There are also two coloured planches (one about cotton fibers) and two black and white folded planches at the end of the volumes of supplement. Very beautiful half leather cover with four nerfs and golden title in the spine. In good conditions, complete of all pages. Half leather cover with four nerfs and golden title in the spine in very good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine. Binding in good conditions with slight cracks in the endpapers. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings.

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        The History and Description of Leeds Castle, Kent

      Westminster: Nichols & Sons, 1869. First edition.. Folio. (15 x 11.5 inches). pp.x + 210 + xxxvi. 8 mounted original albumen photographic plates, rich in tone. Frontis photo with slightly spotted tissue guard. Hand-coloured plan, double-page pedigree and facsimile letter. Illusts to text. Original cloth gilt, fraying to head and foot of spine and to corners, trifle uneven fading to rear board. Bookplate of Bryan Hall to front pastedown. Neat italic ink inscription to reverse of half-title, describing source of book (From the Library at Casewick, Lincolnshire), marriage of author to Matilda, second daughter of Sir John Trollope, 6th Bart. of Casewick (etc), signed Bryan Hall and dated 1976. Trifle spotting mainly to reverse of plates, with some off-setting. O/w contents clean and bright. Binding sound and square. A Very Good copy. Heavy book, requiring extra postage. 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.

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        After the French Liberation of Italy

      [1869], [London] 1869 - Rare. This is a single leaf, with the poem dated "D.G.R. 1859" below the text. The sonnet was printed as part of the proof process for Rossetti's Poems, published in April 1870. Rossetti decided not to include the poem after all because of its erotic nature and reference to prostitution. Thus the poem was written in 1859 but not published until 1904, many years after Rossetti's death. William Michael Rossetti, in his Bibliography of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1904) considers this as a separate item of importance. There are only four copies in Worldcat (Lilly, Princeton, Texas, and Huntington). Two tiny chips on right side of page else in very good condition. Although there is no evidence with this item of its provenance, it is supposedly from the collection of William E. Fredeman, the Pre-Raphaelite bibliographer and collector.PRERAPH/120114. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        MEDEA: A POEM; . WITH A PHOTOGRAPH FROM THE PAINTING OF "MEDEA," BY FREDERICK SANDYS

      London: Chapman & Hall 1869 - First edition, 24 x 18.5cm (4to), in publisher's ivory rib-grain cloth w/gilt decorations & title (designed by Sandys) to fr. cover, bevelled edges, a.e. red, pale blue ep.s, [i-v] vi-x, [1] 2-67 [68] pp., + tissue-guard facing half-title, & sepia albumin print of "Medea" by Sandys pasted to frontis. Printed by Joseph Causton & Sons, London. With bookseller's ticket of H. Cleaver, Bath to fr. pastedown. One of the rarest of all Pre-Raphaelite publications; only eight other copies are known. "Shortly after the appearance of 'Medea' at the Royal Academy in 1869, a slim volume was published, elegantly printed & bound, containing 'Medea: a Poem' by Alfred Bate Richards, w/a photograph of Sandys's picture as frontispiece. The gilt-stamped binding was clearly a Sandys design also" (Betty Elzea, "Frederick Sandys" [Woodbridge UK: ACC Ltd., 2001], p.185). Binding Very Good (cloth moderately soiled, & extremities sl. bumped); contents Very Good (remnants of tape repair to gutter between half-title & frontis, & lt. foxing to 1st & final few leaves). See Elzea (ibid) pp.185-86, 335 (binding repr.). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        [Victorian Textiles- Lace Sample Book] "Cahier de Dentelle"

      [France], [1869]. Original brown paper covered boards, cloth spine. 80 unnumbered pages. A manuscript Victorian lace sample book entirely written in fine handwriting (fountain pen) by Marie Vachoiz and comprising 70 original samples of hand-made crocheted, knitted, and bobbin lace samples, 68 of them beautifully mounted on thick coloured paper and then tipped-in, two tipped-in directly onto the sheets (lightly ruled paper). Title page: "Chahier de Dentelle (in heavy lettering) [starting of penciled lettering] [a string of numerals ] 1869, Marie Vachoiz." The quality of the lace presented here represents a significant expertise and polish in producing handmade lace. The text details 81 different patterns in manuscript (with 70 actual samples) and at the end offers a few pages discussing the specifics of producing knitted and crochet laces. An important work in the sense of its teaching parameter, rarely found thus, with examples and copious explanations, in manuscript form, and the extent of these suggest a work perhaps made in anticipatioin of publication. The superb patterns detailed in elegant cursive include those M. Vachoiz has identified as the Spider, the Laf, Tortoiseshell, the Scale, Pyramids, Snowflake, Valencian, and many others. A superbly preserved survival, with all the examples in perfect condition. Boards somewhat worn at corners, well-preserved internally. Laid in is a fine pen and ink engraving transferred onto gold leaf paper (unknown if this was owned by the author or laid in by a subsequent owner).

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        Beitrage zur Lehre von den Functionen der Nervencentren des Frosches

      Berlin: August Hirschwald, 1869. 1st edition. Goltz, Friedrich. Beitrage zur Lehre von den Functionen der Nervencentren des Frosches.8vo. 130pp. Original printed wrappers bound in modern cloth boards. Front wrapper repaired. Dampstaing on titlepage, otherwise good. First edition. Garrison-Morton 1364: "Goltz made important observations on the decerebrate frog. He showed it to possess no volitional powers except after stimulation, no memory and no intelligence. His experiments on frogs deprived of their spinal cords showed them to have intelligence by lessened powers of coordination and adaptation."

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