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        Poranza Fluminea: Gould

      London 1869 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Poranza Fluminea: 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 Spotted Water Crakes, these birds are expertly hand-colored with gray bodies, brown crowns and wings and patterned plumage. Each precise line defines and details the feathers and the movement of these birds through the water. 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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        Sombre Gallinule (Gallinula Tenebrosa)

      The Author 1840-, London 1869 - Hand-coloured lithograph (360 x 540 mm.), with letter-press text; very good. The Sombre Gallinule was encountered by Gould in the upper Hunter and also on the banks of the Murry in South Australia. 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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        Geronticus Spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis)

      London 1869 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Geronticus Spinicollis, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Australia" is in mint condition, measures 13.75" x 21", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Straw-necked Ibis, these birds are expertly hand-colored with richly colored backs and wings of green, blue and violet, white undersides, straw-like feathers from their white necks and dark heads and downward curving bills. Their habitats are mainly shallow freshwater marshlands although they are extremely nomadic. 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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        Otis Australasianus: Gould (Australian Bustrard)

      London 1869 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Otis Australasianus: Gould, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Australia" is in mint condition, measures 14" x 21", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Australian Bustards or Bush Turkey, these nomadic ground birds are expertly hand-colored with white necks and undersides, brown and black feathers and a black crown. Precise lines define and detail each feather and the intricate patterns of their wings and necks. 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.

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        Collection of Prayers and Religious Quotations, in Slavonic

      Russia, 1869 - A collection of personal thoughts and prayers opening with the Trebnik of Patriarch Iosafat. On the penultimate page the last paragraph reads "I am sending you instead of prayers this little book ." ending with the abbreviated name 'Gr. I. Evfr.' (possibly for Grigorii Ivanovich Evrasov) dated 1869 (SLAVONIC) 12mo (135 x 85 mm.). Manuscript, with notes and capitals in red. 88 pp. Contemporary black blindstamped calf, the upper cover with a roundel of a lion fighting a unicorn with Russian inscription "Thus do body and soul fight against each other as two wild beasts," within scallop border, in marbled chemise and orange slip-case

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        Thérèse Philosophe. Ou Mémoires Pour Servir A L'Histoire Du P. Dirrag Et De Mademoiselle Éradice. Novelle édition, revue sur celle origina'e [sic] sous la rubrique de La Haye, sans date.

      La Haye, 186-. [d.i. Bruxelles, um 1869]. - Kl.8°. VII, 174 S. und |20 erotische Kupferstiche| auf Tafeln. HLeder d. Zt. auf 5 falschen Bünden mit goldgepr. RTitel. Frühe klandestine Ausgabe der 'philosophischen Therese'. Sie ist geschmückt mit den eindeutigen Kupfern auf China von Elluin nach Zeichnungen von Borel. Diese erscheinen erstmals in der Cazzin Ausgabe 1785. Einband berieben und Kanten beschabt. Papierbedingt gedunkelt. Zwei Seiten in der Falz verklebt. Gelegentlich blasse Braunflecken, eine Tafel stärker. Vgl. Dutel A1109. Vgl. G. N. avril 72.

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        The Epicure's Year Book for 1869. Second Year.

      Bradbury Evans & Co., London 1869 - x + (14) + 184 + (32) pages, top edges gilt, unopened in several places throughout, slightly frayed at the head & tail of the spine, edges slightly worn, spine dull, an old water stain to the top of the book has affected the top portions of the front & rear endpapers & the first several & last few leaves, larger on pages vi & vii, with a small area of bubbling of the cloth at the top of the rear cover, tiny stain at the edge of the title-page, otherwise a good sound & clean copy. NOTE 1:- There is a section on wine (pages 71 - 101). NOTE 2:- It includes a chapter of "Menus for the Four Seasons" by M. Jules Gouffé (pages 57 - 65). The editor states that "Gouffé has composed for me the following season menus, as a tribute to the taste of the readers of the 'Epicure's Year Book'". [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: John Roberts, A.B.A., I.L.A.B.]
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        Bird's Eye View of Loda, Iroquois Co. Illinois 1869.

      - Chicago: Chicago Lith. Co., 1869. 22" X 17". Good plus. Mildly age toned, more so about the edges. Bright, nice original print of this rare color lithograph of this small central Illinois town, drawn by A. Ruger (Chicago artist whose printed name appears at lower left). What's fascinating about this particular specimen is that's it's extra-illustrated: That is, some early owner or more likely the artist or publisher has neatly pencilled in two columns of building identifications and addresses in a miniscule hand in the blank areas at lower left (13 structures) and lower right (13 structures), with corresponding numbers pencilled alongside those buildings in the image. Six structures are identified in print in two small columns at immediate right and left of the title, thus these additions begin with number "7" and go up through number "30." He has also neatly pencilled in other geographic features unidentified in the image ("Leckie's Lake," "Large Dam," "Picnic Grounds," "Oak St.," "99 miles Chi," "Cooper Shop," even a boat in the lake noted as "Petrell," etc.) Along the top blank margin he pencils in "EAST" in a large Times Roman script, in the left margin "NORTH" and in the right margin "South." Immediately below the printed title, he also adds "The Loda Distillery Employs 100 men, consumes 1,000 bushels of grain / and pays over $2,000 Tax to Government per day." It's our belief these were additions meant for a projected second printing -- which never came to pass. These handwritten additions thus constitute a one-of-a-kind record of these structures, an exhaustive inventory of this town's 1869 structures. In addition to this unique feature, this print has an interesting provenance: It comes from the collection of Illinois' former two-term senator, ADLAI E. STEVENSON III (b. 1930), to whom it was handed down within the family. The likelihood is strong this print originated with his great-grandfather, ADLAI E. STEVENSON I (1835-1914), who served as vice president under Grover Cleveland. In 1852, when Adlai I was 16 years old, the Stevenson family moved from Kentucky to Bloomington, Illinois -- 42 miles west of Loda -- and the Stevenson family has been intimately connected with Bloomington ever since. It's perfectly reasonable they would have wanted this bird's eye view of their neighboring town -- which Adlai I then handed down to his son, who handed it down to his son Adlai II (governor of Illinois), and from there to the current Adlai. An extremely unusual copy of an exceptionally scarce print. Framed in a vintage (not contemporary with the print, but circa 1970) 1" wooden frame under a single new cream matte (overall dimensions 29½" X 23½"), making for a clean, simple presentation. John W. Reps (in "Views & Viewmakers of Urban America") shows only the Library of Congress copy. HEBERT 166. REPS 900.

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        FAIRY TALES. Translated by J R Planche.

      George Routledge and Sons,, London 1869 - Perrault, Charles. FAIRY TALES. Translated by J R Planche. Illustrated by Godwin, Corbould & Haryer. London: George Routledge and Sons, 1869. Sm. Octavo, pp. [i-xi], [b], 2-558 + 6p Ads. Original rust blind embossed pebbled cloth, all edges gilt, front & spine panels stamped in gilt and black. First edition thus., Neat contemporary inscription on the half title. Collects twenty-four of Perrault's short stories, including: Beauty And The Beast, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc. An exceptionally bright copy [the rear hinge neatly strengthened]. An attractive Routledge decorative publisher's binding. During this period, Routledge published similar works including: Foggerty's Fairy And Other Tales, Fairy Tales of the Countess D'Aulnoy, also translated By J.R. Planche, & Oriental Fairy Tales, or Fancy's Wanderings in the East by the Brothers Dalziel which while not available in abundance, copies are easily found. The Perrault title however is hardly ever seen. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Histoire Générale de Paris - La Seine. I: Le Bassin Parisien aux Âges Antéhistoriques. Texte - Planches de Paléontologie - Annexe avec un Catalogue des Mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles des environs de Paris a l'époque quaternaire.

      Imprimerie Impériale. Paris. 3 volumes. Small folio 1869 - pp. (iv), CVI, (ii), 288, (i) Errata, (i) blank. 4 double-page coloured maps, 5 collotype plates by DRIVET, numerous text woodcuts; (ii), 56, A-D. 79 fine photo-lithographed plates by A. BILORDEAUX; 32, (ii). 3 coloured panoramic sections, 3 lithographed plates by ARNOUL. Original wrappers, backstrip and stitching broken, contents very good, within stout library folders, the Annexe comprising text and plates within original printed wrappers in a quarter morocco slip-case. Ex-libris Anatomy School, Cambridge, with neat stamps on titles. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Don Giovanni. Partitur erstmals nach dem Autograph herausgegeben unter Beifügung einer neuen Textverdeutschung von Bernhard Gugler. 2 Tle. in 1 Band. Leipzig, F. E. C. Leuckart (Constantin Sander) [PN F.E.C.L. 2027] (1870). Fol. XIX, 230 S., 1 Bl., (231-)476 S. mit gestochenen Noten, 1 Bl. (Register), OHlwd.

      - KV 527.- Titelauflage der seltenen Partitur, herausgegeben mit neuer deutscher Übersetzung von Bernhard Gugler. Der Autograph, damals im Besitze von Pauline Viardot, diente ihm ausschliesslich für diese Neuausgabe. "In der jedem musikalischen Besucher Badens wohlbekannten Villa Viardot war mir wiederholt zu wochenlanger Arbeit ein Zimmer mit der liebenswürdigsten Bereitwilligkeit zur Verfügung gestellt ." (Vorrede von Bernhard Gugler).- Mit gestochener Widmung an "Pauline Viardot-Garcia" nach dem Titelblatt. Erschien zuerst 1869 in Breslau und dann nach dem Umzug des Verlages (1870) in Leipzig.- Spiegel und Vorsätze erneuert, sauberes Exemplar, Ebd. etwas lichtrandig, Rückengelenke tls. etw. aufgerissen.

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        Buch der Welt 1869. Ein Inbegriff des Wissenswürdigsten und Unterhaltendsten aus den Gebieten der Naturgeschichte, Naturlehre, Länder- und Völkerkunde, Weltgeschichte, Götterlehre etc.

      Carl Hoffmann,, Stuttgart, 1869 - Stuttgart, Carl Hoffmann, 1869. 4°. Lithograph. Vortitelbl., Titelbl., 382 S. Mit 48 (36 farb. meist lithogr.) Tafeln. HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. Zoologische farb. Tafeln: Käfer, Edelfasan, Affen, Ringelnatter, Schmetterlinge, Rehe, Krebse, Fischsalamander, Seidenaffe, Wildschwein, Brasilianische Sumpfvögel, Alpenmurmeltier, Vögel, Kaninchen, Insekten, Känguru, Meerschweinchen, Inambu, Iltis sowie Marderjagd. - Botanische farb. Tafeln: Orchideen, Früchte u.a. sowie neuseeländische Trachten, Schlittenrutsche. - Ansichten: Argentieres, Aetna, Caervarnon Castle, Bad Teinach, Neapel (farbig), Kolosseum in Rom (farbig), Bellinzona (farbig), Engelsburg (farbig), Caracalla Thermen (farbig), Trevi Brunnen (farbig) sowie einem Porträt von Elisabeth von Russland. - Beschrieben wird u.a. die "Abnahme der Gletscher in der Schweiz . besonders deutlich am Grindelwald-Gletscher .". - (Papierbezug am Rücken mit kleinen Abrieben. Text vereinzelt und Stahlstichtafeln etwas stockfleckig. Kolor. Tafeln sauber). HLdr. der Zeit mit Rückenschild und etwas Rückenvergoldung. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A HISTORY OF GREECE; from the earliest period to the close of the generation contemporary with Alexander The Great.

      London. John Murray 1869 - 12 volumes octavo 7x5 inches, A VERY HANDSOME SET - 12 VOLUMES IN HALF PERIOD LIGHT CALF GILT with marbled boards, foredges and endpapers. Ilustrated with a portrait, maps and plans. A pretty set for a library. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978]
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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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        DICTIONNAIRE UNIVERSEL D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE, 13 TOMES (INCOMPLET)

      Non précisé 1869 - RO40205893: 13 tomes d'env. 700 pages chacun. Tome VII et Altas des planches manquants. manquant. Texte sur 2 colonnes. Pièces de titre rouges sur les dos, avec titre, tomaison et filets dorés. Etiquettes de code sur les dos. Tampons et annotations de bibliothèque en pages de titre. Couvertures des 3 derniers tomes défraîchies, avec mouillures dans leur texte. 2e édition revue et augmentée Servent de complément aux oeuves de BUFFON, de G. CUVIER, aux Encyclopédies, aux anciens Dictionnaires scientifiques. Dir. par M. Ch. D'ORBIGNY. In-8 Relié. Etat d'usage. Couv. légèrement passée. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 570-Sciences de la vie [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Little Women or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy

      Boston, MA: Roberts Brothers, 1869. First Edition. Alcott, May. Although the set is somewhat mixed, with variant ads in each volume that are identical but do not coincide with the original BAL listing, the set overall is in exceptional condition. A high point in American Literature, for the collector this can be a wonderful set to begin with while they save ten times the amount to even touch first printings of the two volumes in this condition. Illustrations by Louisa May Alcott's sister, May Alcott. Part First, 1869 reprint. iv, [7]-341, [1], 8 ads (numbered 10, 4,15, 20, 21, 22, 23, no #), note at foot of p. 341 indicating Part Second published in a second volume to match the first. Frontispiece plate and 3 plates facing pages 116, 135, and 320; an additional plate from a later printing by a different illustrator has been attached with a short piece of cellophane tape over 5 lines of text 1/2" in from the gutter on p. 14 with plate facing p. 15. Part Second, Second Printing. iv, [5]-359, [1], 8 ads (numbered 10, 4,15, 20, 21, 22, 23, no #) match ads in Volume I. Frontispiece plate and 3 plates facing pages 44, 142, and 193. Green cloth boards with gold embossed title to cover board and spine of both volumes; Volume II also labeled on spine, "Part Second." Very crisp bindings with just a hint of wear to head and foot of spine of both volumes, dark brown endpapers in each with a slight crease along the front gutter of Volume I. Volume I has a small 1/4" chew mark at lower right corner of second free endpaper, frontispiece, and title page--no loss to contents page but minor indents at lower right corner. Variant ads in rear of each volumewith two sheets uncut in Volume I. BAL 158, BAL 159.

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        CITIES OF PALESTINE

      London & Edinburgh; T. Nelson And Sons. 1869. Hardcover. Original Cloth. 12mo. 24 pages; [12] plates. 11 x 17 cm. First edition. With 12 color printed plates. Inset on gilt and blind embossed mauve cloth binding. Text printed in blue ink. Attractively printed pictorial work on modern Palestine from the mid-nineteenth century, with images and travelers description of Jaffa, Jerusalem, Bethany, Bethlehem, Hebron, Sychar, Samaria, Nazareth, Cana of Galilee, Tiberias, Tyre, and Sidon. Subjects: Cities and towns - Palestine. Cities and towns. Pictorial works. Palestine - Pictorial works. Middle East - Palestine. OCLC lists one copy of the 1869 edition (Cambridge) , only 10 holdings combined for all editions. Light foxing throughout, cloth lightly faded, overall clean and fresh. Good + condition. (ZION-5-19) .

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        Canadian Wild Flowers

      Montreal: John Lovell. 1869. Second Edition. Hardcover. 86pp. Green cloth stamped in gold on the cover, all edges gilt, brown endpapers. With ten hand coloured tissued lithographs. Wear to corners and spine ends, mild scattered foxing throughout. A very good copy. ; Folio .

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        The Poems of Emma C. Embury

      New York - Hurd and Houghton 1869 - A scarce first edition of this handsome collection of the poetry of Emma C. Embury. Author's presentation copy: Mrs. Williams, with compliments of Mrs E. Embury. Christmas 1869. Emma Catherine Embury (February 25, 1806 February 10, 1863) was an American author and poet. She was born in New York City on February 25, 1806, to Dr. James R. Manley and Elizabeth Post. She became a regular contributor of juvenile verse and stories to the New York Mirror by the age of twenty. On May 10, 1828 Emma married Daniel Embury, a Brooklyn banker. For a time, she was one of two lady editors for Graham's Magazine in Philadelphia, along with Ann S. Stephens. She died in Brooklyn on February 10, 1863. This is the first complete edition of Embury's poetry and was published six years after her death. It includes her principle poetic work, Guido: A Tale. With attractive bookplate to front pastedown of Barbara Muriel Collins. Condition: In a decorative cloth binding with bevelled edges to boards. Externally, rubbed to extremities only. Slight loss to cloth at head and tail of spine. Front hinge failed. Internally, firmly bound. Front free endpaper partially detached, though holding firm. Fairly bright and very clean with spots to a couple of pages only. Overall: VERY GOOD [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DIANE CHASSERESSE" - DESSIN ORIGINAL SIGNE : CARRIER-BELLEUSE (1870)

      1869 - Dessin un dessin original exécuté à la craie blanche et au fusain noir sur fond sombre (marron), format du dessin : 27 ,5 x 17,5 cm, format du cadre doré : 50 x 39,5 cm, représentant une "Diane Chasseresse" Mutine, signé CARRIER-BELLEUSE en bas à droite, Le dessin n'est pas daté mais deux éléments permettent de l' inscrire dans une périodisation postérieure à 1870 : la signature du sculpteur change après 1868, mutant de " A. Carrier " à " Carrier-Belleuse " ; de surcroît, les années 1870 sont caractérisées par des figures exécutées à la craie sur des fonds sombres. reférence : "Accrochage Albert Carrier-Belleuse, couloir XIXe s. 2011 Luc Boegly Musée des Arts décoratifs107 rue de Rivoli – 75001 Paris" Carrier-Belleuse, férocement désigné par les Goncourt comme " pacotilleur du XIXe siècle ", formé à l'école de David d'Angers, générationnellement proche de la cohorte des Carpeaux, Garnier, Daviou ou Chapu, maître de Joseph Chéret ou de Rodin, s'affirme, aux dires de Napoléon III, comme le " nouveau Clodion ".UNIQUE.en trés bon état (good condition). [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Hiaticula Inornata: Gould (Allied Drottel)

      London, 1869 This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Hiaticula Inornat: 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 Allied Dotterel, these birds are expertly hand-colored with white bodies, gray wings and heads, and black masks and rust colored collars and eyebrows. 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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        Psephotus Pulcherrimus (Beautiful Parrakeet)

      London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1840-1869 - John Gould Psephotus Pulcherrimus (Beautiful Parrakeet) From The Birds of Australia London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1840-1869 Hand-colored lithograph Framed size: 27 1/4” x 20 1/2” 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. This plate is priced at exactly the hammer price (plus framing costs), not including the premium, of what it sold for at the Bay East Auction (March, 2010).

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        Terekia Cinerea

      London 1869 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Terekia Cinerea, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Australia" is in excellent condition, measuring 14" x 21", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Terek Godwits, these birds are expertly hand-colored with white undersides, gray crowns and black wings with a white flank. These shorebirds are illustrated with their characteristic upturned bills, allowing them to probe deeply into sand for food. 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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        Sammelband mit 5 Schriften] : I Der Vegetarismus, seine wissenschaftliche Begründung und seine Bedeutung für das leibliche, geistige und sittliche Wohl des Einzelnen, wie der gesammten Menschheit Ein Beitrag zur Lösung der socialen Frage. (Motto: 'Alle Kultur geht vom Magen aus.' Friedrich der Große).

      Berlin, Theobald Grieben, 1869. - 8° (19x13)), IV,44 S., marmor Hln. d.Zt. mit RSchild, Bezug rückseitig mit kleiner Fehlstelle, Nummer auf Innenspiegel, 1.Titelblatt mit Stempel eines Gesellenvereins, fest sauber und gepflegt, Theodor Hahn (1824-1883) alias H.Hennemann.- deutscher Apotheker, Naturheilkundler, Heilpraktiker und Lebensreformer; Hydrotherapeut ('Der Wasserhahn'), Pionier der vegetarischen Lebensweise.- .-- angebunden: II. Hahn, Theodor: Ritter vom Fleische : Offene Briefe über die Ernährungsfrage an Prof. Dr. med Virchow, Voit, Liebig, Bock, Moleschott, Stengel, Seegen, Medizinalrath Dr. med C.A.W. Richter, Hofrath Dr. med. Steinbacher, Dr. Bersch und Ule, an den 'Sttatsanzeiger von Württemberg', 'Daheim', 'Berner Sonntagspost', 'Wiener konstitutionelle Vorstadt-zeitung' und an den Stuttgarter Beobachter'. Zugleich ein Beitrag zur Lösung der Sozialen Frage. Berlin, Theobald Grieben, 1869. VIII, 88 S.-- III. Hahn, Theodor: Die Naturheillehre des Hippokrates (Physiatrik oder Physiautokratie) volksthümlich dargestellt nach dem Standpunkte heutiger Wissenschaft. Berlin, Theobald Grieben, 1870. IV,115 S.-- IV. Hennemann, H. [d.i. Hahn, Theodor]: Die Menschenpocken oder Blattern, ihre Geschichte und Wesen, ihre Verhütung und Vernichtung und ihre sichere Heilung. Ein offenes Wort in dringender Noth für Aerzte und Publikum. (mit Anhang: Diätetik der Pocken von Dr. med Oidtmann). Berlin, Theobald Grieben, 1871. 44 S., 1 Bl.-- V. Hennemann, H. [d.i. Hahn, Theodor]: Die Impfvergiftung der Jugend des deutschen Reiches. Freibearbeiteter Abdruck der 5.Todsünde aus: Die schlimmsten Jesuiten des deutschen Reiches und des deutschen Reichstages : Eine öffentliche Denunciation an Se. Durchlaucht der Fürsten Reichskanzler Bismarck.-- [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        THE INNOCENTS ABROAD BY MARK TWAIN or the new pilgrim's progress; being some account of the steamship Quaker City's pleasure excursion to Europe and the Holy Land; with descriptions of countries, nations, incidents and adventures as they appeared to the author . by Mark Twain.

      American Publishing Co.,, Hartford: 1869 - 8vo, pp. xviii, 651 + adv. Illustrated with two frontispieces and and 14 inserted plates. Bound in the publisher's black cloth. Small chip of gilt missing from the title on the spine, front hinge slightly tender, some soiling to the front flyleaf (and a small, pinprick, in the front endpaper.) Actually, quite a nice clean copy. BAL 3316 This is Twain's second book, his first best seller, First Edition, third issue as called for by Blanck [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Reisen in Indien und Hochasien. Eine Darstellung der Landschaft, der Cultur und Sitten der Bewohner, in Verbindung mit klimatischen und geologischen Verhältnissen. Basirt auf die Resultate der wissenschaftlichen Mission von Hermann, Adolph und Robert von Schlagintweit ausgeführt in den Jahren 1854 - 1858. Erster Band: Indien. Mit 2 Karten, 7 landschaftlichen Ansichten und 2 Gruppenbildern von Eingeborenen in Tondruck. Zweiter Band: Hochasien: I. Der Himálaya von Bhután bis Kashmir. Mit 7 landschaftlichen Ansichten in Tondruck und 3 Tafeln topographischer Gebirgsprofile. Dritter Band: Hochasien: II. Tibet; zwischen der Himálaya- und der Karakorúm-Kette. Mit 5 landschaftlichen Ansichten in Tondruck, 3 Tafeln topographischer Gebirgsprofile und

      Costenoble,, Jena, 1869 - 4 Bde. Jena, Costenoble, 1869 - 1880. XXXVI + 589 + 2, XVIII + 2 n.n. + 468, XXI + 3 n.n. + 335, XV + 3 n.n. + 556 S. Priv. Lwd. späterer Zeit. EA. Mit allen Tafeln und Karten. - Ehem. Bibliotheks-St. a. T., kl. Exlibris-St. a. fl. V., neugebunden. Gute Exemplare. - Schlagintweit, (1826 - 1882), studierte in München und Berlin, unternahm mehrere wissenschaftliche Reisen in die Alpen (1846-48, 1851) sowie nach England und Schottland (1851) und habilitierte sich 1851 an der Univ. Berlin für Geographie. 1854-57 reiste Schlagintweit im Auftrag der Ostindischen Kompanie und mit Unterstützung der preuß. Regierung zusammen mit seinen Brüdern Adolf und Robert durch Indien und Zentralasien und berichtete in mehreren umfangreichen Werken über die Ergebnisse dieser Expeditionen (Reisen in Indien und Hochasien, 4 Bde., 1869-80; Results of a Scientific Mission to India and High Asia, 4 Bde., 1861-66). Nach seiner Rückkehr lebte er in Berlin, München und auf seinem Gut Jägersburg bei Forchheim. Schlagintweit war Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (seit 1863), der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und wurde 1859 nobilitiert. (DBE) Deutsch [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Boston: Lee and Shepard. 1869. The first edition printed in America. [The "first American edition" of 1866 consisted of rejected British sheets that were given an Appleton (the New York publisher) title page.] Some foxing to the text, starting at the hinges, a label removal shadow on the front flyleaf, and a bookplate on the front pastedown. A very good copy in original green cloth of this landmark of children's literature, which has survived a century and a half and continues to delight and mystify readers today as one can assume it did the original Alice, Carroll's young friend Alice Liddell, the recipient of the first manuscript version of the story. Housed in a custom dustwrapper and clamshell case. First Edition. Hardcover.

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

      Macmillan and Co. London. 1869. EARLY EDITION. (Fourteenth thousand). 8vo. Illustrated with forty-two line illustrations by John Tenniel. Tissue guard to frontis no longer present. 8 leaves in the middle affected with a small stain mark, not affecting the text and only on the outer margin of the page and last page of text with all over light blue marking from where the page rubbed against the original endpaper, otherwise a very good clean copy in recent binding of full red morocco. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments decorated with gilt floral decoration and letteringt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. All edges gilt. Original boards and spine bound in at rear.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan & Co, 1869. Professionally rebound in fiull red leather, tooled decorations to front corners and spine, gilt title to spine. Black endpapers with Publishers label to fep. All edges gilt. 192pp Frontispiece with tissue guard, small mark to page 103 and bottom corner lacking to page 67, otherwise text and illustrations clean and firm. . First Edition. Hardback. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by John Tenniel.

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        "Group of Booteas" [pencil caption]

      [Darjeeling, 1869]. Bourne cat. # 1904. 9-1/4 x 11-1/2 in. Vintage albumen print, inscribed in the negative, lower left ("Bourne / 1904"), docketed on verso. Matted, some wrinkling and fading at margins, small tear at top margin, else near fine. Bourne cat. # 1904 . Four upper-class Booteas, Tibetan-speaking inhabitants of Nepal. British-born Samuel Bourne (1834-1912) photographed the landscape and architecture of India and the Himalayan region from 1863-1870. "[R]ecognized as an important landscape photographer, Bourne entered a partnership with Charles Shepherd" and "became a leading supplier of Indian views" (Pare, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE, p. 251)

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        Reisen in Ost-Afrika. Bearbeitet von Otto Kersten.,

      Leipzig und Heidelberg, Winter, 1869-1871. - IXI, 335 S., 2 Bll. / XVI, 454 S., 1 Bl. Mit 27 (davon 1 doppelblattgr.) tls. farb. Tafeln in verschiedenen Techniken (getönte Holzstich, Stahlstich, Lithographie, Chromolithographie, montierte Photographie), 11 tls. gefalt. farb. Karten und zahlr. Textholzstichen. Erste Ausgabe. - Gay 3013; Henze II, 36. - Decken (1833-1865) ist neben Barth der bedeutendste deutsche Ostafrika-Reisende. Als einer der ersten versuchte er, den Kilimandscharo zu besteigen. Auf seiner letzten Expedition nach Somalia, wo er den Juba hinauffuhr, wurde er in einen Kampf mit aufgebrachten Somali verwickelt, wobei er und sechs seiner Begleiter ermordet wurden. - Einbände berieben und bestossen, innen stellnweise etwas braunfleckig. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 550

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        Autograph Letter, signed ("J. A. Garfield"), as Congressman from Ohio, to Ezra Booth Taylor of Warren, Ohio, acknowledging the receipt of $500

      Washington. D.C, 21 november 1869 - Ezra B. Taylor, a Republican lawyer and judge from Garfield's home state of Ohio, was elected Republican Representative to the 46th Congress to fill the vacancy created by Garfield's resignation to seek the Presidency. Taylor served several terms in Congress thereafter. In this letter to Taylor, Garfield writes, "Your favor of the 18th, inclosing a draft - for Five Hundred Dollars, is just received and I have endorsed the amount on your note. It comes just in time to aid me in a hard pinch - I have obtained a loan which will tide me over for the present -" Garfield pens an intriguing postscript: "I think it was right that the P.M. at Ravenna [Ohio] should be allowed a check line - & am glad to have been able to secure the allowance for E.T.E" 4to. 1 p., in ink, on letterhead of the House of Representatives. Fine

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