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        FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON; OR, JOURNEYS AND DISCOVERIES IN AFRICA BY THREE ENGLISHMEN. Compiled in French by Jules Verne, from the Original Notes of Dr. Ferguson; and Done into English by "William Lackland" [sic]

      New York: D. Appleton and Company,. 1869. 12mo, pp. [1-2] [1-3] 4-345 [346: blank] [1] 2-9 [10-12]: ads (last six leaves of gathering 15), fly leaves at front and rear, six inserted plates,. original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, yellow coated endpapers.. Touch of wear to spine ends and upper front corner tip, short closed. tear at bottom edge of one leaf, some occasional foxing to text. block, but remarkably clean overall, splits in cloth at upper and. lower edges of front joint professionally repaired, some faint. staining to front cover, overall a very good, tight copy. A much. better than average copy, and rare in this condition. Enclosed in a. custom green cloth clamshell box. (#100058). First edition in English. Variant (priority, if any, unknown) with twelve titles listed under "new publications" on pages [10-12] of advertisements at rear. Verne's first book, first published in Paris by Hetzel in 1863 as CINQ SEMAINES EN BALLOON: VOYAGES DE DECOUVERTES EN AFRIQUE. "... the first of Verne's voyages extraordinaires, this tale established the conventions which he employed throughout his fiction." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 764. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-148 and (1981) 1-160. Bleiler (1948), p. 24. Reginald 14618. Myers 20. Taves and Michaluk V001.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      Boston: Lee and Shepard 1869 - First edition printed in America. Illustrated by John Tenniel. Original publisher's green cloth. Light rubbing and minor wear to extremities, fore-edge lightly bumped, light foxing to preliminary pages. An extremely bright and unsophisticated copy, scarce in this condition. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson wrote the nonsensical "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll for one of his favorite child friends, Alice Liddell, who was also a frequent subject of Dodgson's portrait photography. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      18 - CARROLL, Lewis. ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1869. The first American edition of "Alice" to be actually printed in the U.S. It differs in a number of points from the earlier London printings: the illustrations lack Tenniel's cipher and Dalziel's name, several illustrations are placed differently on the page, and the text is not a line-for-line recreation of the English original. (Taylor, Lewis Carroll at Texas, 15.) Offered with: CARROLL, Lewis. THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS, AND WHAT ALICE FOUND THERE. With fifty illustrations by John Tenniel. Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1872. First American edition. Uniformly bound in early twentieth century bindings: 3/4 red calf and red cloth sides. Description afixed with tape on front pastedown, else handsome set of these classic titles. Two volumes:

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        NORTH ATLANTIC DIRECTORY The Physical Geography and Meteorology of the North Atlantic

      London: James Imray and Son. Very Good. 1869. Hardcover. Wear to extremities. Binding stretched and showing threads at beginning of book. Foxing throughout. Bookplate to front pastedown; Numerous charts and detailed explanation of where & where not to sail in the North Atlantic; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 765 pages .

      [Bookseller: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore]
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      Macmillan and Co., London 1869 - A beautiful early printing, sixteenth thousand, 192pp., illustrated with forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel, sumptuously bound by Bayntun in full red straight grained morocco, board edges single ruled in gilt with gilt corner flourishes, inner gilt dentelles, raised bands with compartments decorated in a floral gilt motif, red and tan morocco spine labels and all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, original covers and spine bound in at the rear, early owner's name. A tiny surface scratch to upper board. A superb copy. Size: Octavo

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        las ruinas de Palmira & La razón natural & Poema sobre la Ley Natural

      Casa ewditorial de José Codina, Barcelona 1869 - Enc. Holandesa piel nueva, ligeras manchas de óxido, ilustraciones en b/n. hierros dorados en lomo. Tema: Filosofía [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Strahan and Co., 1869 - 1870, London: - Average wear & soiling to bindings. Bookplate to front pastedown(s). Occasional light foxing. Maud with small rub to title label. Idylls with a few accomplished po pen drawings to margins. A handsome VG - VG+ set. Full vellum bindings with green morocco title labels to spine. Gilt dentelles. Red edgestain. Marbled eps. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      1869 - Dessin un dessin original à la mine de plomb, format 36 x 25 cm, représentant lamartine sur son lit de mort , avec noté en bas à gauche, à la mine de plomb : 28 Février 1869 et noté en bas à droite : ".a Mon Ami Louis Roger.signé.DE RUDDER 1869.", dans un encadrement avec vitre (37 x 28 cm), avec etiquette imprimée au dos en noir Rudder (De) : 119 - Lamartine sur son lit de mort - dessin - et noté à l'encre violette : Collection Jules Clarétie, Expert : H. Brame, signé Edmond Roger 15 mai 1920 (le fils de Louis Roger) qui à du racheter le dessin offert à son grand-père , l'ami de DE RUDDER [Vente à Paris, Hôtel Drouot, le 8 mai 1914. Commissaire-priseur : Me F. Lair-Dubreuil.]+ étiquette en bas à droite avec un grand R jaune avec noté 103 à l'encre brune. ".Lamartine s’éteignit, le 28 février 1869, au milieu de ses soins et de ses larmes. La mort fit pour lui ce qu’elle n’accorde pas à tout le monde : elle lui rendit sa beauté ; et ce noble visage, défiguré par l’âge et la maladie, reprit à l’instant, avec la majesté de la mort, sa physionomie primitive et le sceau que lui avait imprimé le génie. Tout le monde fut admis à le voir. Adam Salomon en fit une photographie et de Rudder un dessin.REF / "Lamartine" par Édouard GRENIER.UNIQUE.en trés bon état (good condition). . La Librairie Guimard offre aux clients AbeBooks 15% de réduction sur l'ensemble de son catalogue. Prix d'origine : 2300 EUR. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Modern Painters Five Volumes

      Smith, Elder, London 1869 - Various editions. Near fine rebound in half brown leather with four raised bands, all edges gilt, with red and black spine labels, new endpapers, minor scuffing on the raised bands, numerous illustrations in volumes 3-5. Volume I is seventh edition 1867, volume II is fifth edition, 1869, volume III is second edition 1867, volume IV is second edition 1868, volume V is first edition 1860. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Jouaust 1869 - In-8. Paris 1900, Librairie de la Collection des Dix. Belle édition tirée à 300 exemplaires, illustrée de 61 eaux-fortes dont 7 en pleine page de P.A. Laurens gravées par Léon Boisson. Exemplaire sur vélin avec les vignettes in-texte en deux états. On a joint, en 1 volume in-4 dans une même reliure, une suite d'artiste de 61 planches montées sur onglets en deux états, dont l'eau-forte pure sur japon. Reliure à la Bradel signée Carayon en demi maroquin ocre à coins, dos à nerfs orné de caissons. Légères brunissures sur le cuir. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Traité de la publication des effets et de l'application des lois en général

      Durand A- Hachette 1869 - RO20005300: 28 volumes. POSSIBILITE DE VENTE AU TOME. Manque Tome 15 correspondant au tome 3 des traités de successions et Tome 30 et 31 correspondant au tome 7 et 8 des contrats et obligations. In-8 Relié demi-cuir. Bon état. Couv. convenable. Dos satisfaisant. Intérieur frais Classification Dewey : 346-Droit privé, civil [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Imprenta de Manuel Minuesa. - Madrid. 1869. CIV+1h+679Pág+2h. Holandesa. Raro tratado del Derecho Civil de Aragón. Exterior poco fatigado. Difícil en comercio. Ref. 4.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Gallinula Tenebrosa: Gould (Sombre Gallinule)

      London, 1869 This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Glareola Grallaria: Tamm, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Australia" is in mint condition, measures 14.25" x 21", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Sombre Gallinules or Dusky Moorhens, these birds are expertly hand-colored in shades of black with vibrant red irises and orange-yellow beaks. Precise lines detail and define each feather of these dark birds as they float around their wetland habitat. 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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        Meyer's Handatlas der neuesten Erdbeschreibung in 100 Karten., Redigiert von L. Ravenstein.

      Hildburghausen, Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1869 - XIV Seiten und 100 Karten. Einband leicht berieben, Deckelecken gestaucht, die zwei Bl. Erläuterungen zu der hier erstmals gezeigten Eisenbahnkarte fehlen, 2 Karten mit kl. Notizen (Buntstift alt) Karten in einem firschen Zustand, Bindung gut Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 6000 38 cm, Original-Halbledereinband

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        Les Songes drolatiques de Pantagruel, "où sont contenues plusieurs figures de l'invention de maistre François Rabelais", avec une introduction et des remarques par M. E[dwin] T[ross]

      Paris, Librairie Tross 1869 - In-8° demi-maroquin gris, dos lisse, tête dorée (reliure signée BONLEU), n.p EXEMPLAIRE DE PREMIER TIRAGE SUR HOLLANDE Recueil de 120 croquis (publiés pour la première fois en 1565) de personnages grotesques inspirés de Bosch et de Breughel, et associant des formes humaines, animales et végétales. Les compositions sont précédées d'un fac-simile du texte original de 1565 et d'une introduction très instructive de 18 pages. Rabelais aurait été à l'origine de ces compositions, gravées par un artiste inconnu, mais sa paternité reste très controversée "Charmante réimpression d'une exécution aussi parfaite que possible ; [.] on distingue les exemplaires du premier tirage par ce fait que les planches n'ont pas de numéros" (Brunet, 373). Vicaire, 933

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        He Knew He Was Right, by Anthony Trollope; with Sixty-Four Illustrations by Marcus Stone . - [Complete in Two Volumes]

      London, Strahan And Company 1869 - Description: 2 v. Illus. 22 cm. Subjects: Husbands--Fiction. Married people--Fiction. Form/Genre: Psychological fiction. Domestic fiction. Sadleir, 31. Illustrations listed as appearing at p. 304 of vol. I and at p. 206 of vol. II, ordinarily used as frontispieces, are inserted at their respective pages. Sadleir notes only one copy in this state. Finely bound both in modern aniline calf over marble boards. Raised bands with gilt cross-bands and titling. An uncommonly good example - scans and additional bibliographic detail on request. 2 Kg. 0 pp. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Strahan and Company, London 1869 - Two volumes in the scarce original blindstamped green cloth with gilt lettering, rules, and numbers on the spines. Illustrated with sixty-four plates by Marcus Stone. Originally issued in serial form in 32 weekly parts, this is the First Edition in book form. Plain bookplates of Lord Cranworth, Grundisburgh, on the front pastedown of each volume. Bozzle is considered to be the first "Private Eye." Minor and scattered stains and foxing; table of contents leaf in first volume with neat repair to tear. Each volume slightly cocked with light fraying to spine tips. Slight cracking to rear hinge of first volume, but covers tight and secure. Very Good or better and scarce in the original cloth [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB]
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        PHINEAS FINN, The Irish Member (Two Volumes in Slipcase)

      Virtue & Co., London 1869 - Two volume set bound by George Bayntun (at later date than publication of course). Three quarter red leather; top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges deckle; marbled endpapers (in light colors). Gilt-lettering on spine, also a decorative square of black and green leather on spine. Spine is just a little sunned; leather shows hairline fissures (now protected with an acid-free dressing) and just a few nicks, most notably on top of spine of Vol. One. Previous owner's bookplate on pastedown front endpaper of each volume; owner's name written on blank page after front free endpaper of vol. one. A smattering of foxing to a few pages, mostly endpapers and first and last few pages (including title page, but not too much). Fore and bottom edges of textblock are a bit toned. Still an attractive set! Bindings are quite sound, with nice tight hinges. A red paper covered slipcase for both books has served them well. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Bertram & Williams, Books and Fine Art]
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        He Knew He Was Right

      London - Strahan and Company 1869 - Cream cloth spines with paper covered boards and printed paper spine labels. This is the first edition of Trollope's popular novel with numerous plates and illustrations throughout by Marcus Stone. It is complete in two volumes. He Knew He Was Right is a 1869 novel written by Anthony Trollope which describes the failure of a marriage caused by the unreasonable jealousy of a husband exacerbated by the stubbornness of a willful wife. As is common with Trollope's works, there are also several substantial subplots. Trollope considered this work to be a failure; he viewed the main character as unsympathetic, and the secondary characters and plots much more lively and interesting. Condition: The bindingsare generallytight and firm although the cords are exposed in a few places. All covers are attached. The rear inner hinge of volume I is strained but holding. There is some wear to the extremities including some sunning to the spines andmild marks to the boards. The corners are a little bumped Internally the books have some spotting in places and some handling marks. One or two pages are a little tattered to the edges. Thereare library stamps to the title pages and a couple of further pages in the texts. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        President Grant Calls the Senate Into Special Session

      - To Ratify a War Claims Treaty With Great BritainWhen Ulysses S. Grant assumed the presidency in March 1869, relationsbetween Great Britain and the United States were at a low ebb. From theAmerican point of view, the foremost reason for the breach was the constructionand refitting of Confederate warships by British shipbuilders during theCivil War. American politicians argued that such behavior violated BritainÕsofficial neutrality, and demanded that the British government make financialrestitution--these were collectively known as the Alabama claims, afterthe most successful of the Confederate ships. Negotiations between Britainand the United States to resolve these disputes began during the presidentialadministration of Andrew Johnson. After GrantÕs election in November1868, the president-elect informed JohnsonÕs secretary of state, William H.Seward, that he wanted to be consulted during the ongoing talks. Seward,however, ignored Grant and reached a settlement with Britain, known as theJohnson-Clarendon Convention, which only provided financial restitutionto private American citizens for specific damages, and did not cover generalharm caused by the British-built Confederate warships against the Unionmilitary. Grant opposed the unpopular treaty for this reason.A month after his inauguration, the treaty was ready to be submitted tothe Senate for ratification. The Senate was not, however, in session, so heordered it to convene in a special session. Document Signed as President,Washington, April 8, 1869, ÒTo the Senators of the United States respectively,Ócalling the Senate into official session. ÒObjects interesting to the United States requiringthat the Senate should be in session on the 12th instant, to receive and actupon such communications as may be made to it on the part of the Executive, yourattendance in the Senate Chamber in this City, on that day, at 12 oÕclock noon, isaccordingly requested.Ó There were then 62 U.S. Senators and likely each wassent a copy. This one was received by Senator John Scott of Pennsylvania.A search of auction records for the past 35 years discloses no other copieshaving reached the marketplace, nor do we recall ever having seen anotherone. In fact, this is our first Grant document of any kind calling the Senateinto session.The Special Senate Session lasted from April 12-22, 1869, and the proposedtreaty was denounced in the debate. Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts,chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, insisted on thefloor that the British government owed American taxpayers $2 billion indamages, and recommended the down payment be BritainÕs cession of Canadato the United States. In the end, the Senate agreed with President Grantand rejected the treaty overwhelmingly, 54-1. It would be a few years morebefore this issue could be resolved in a form satisfactory to both sides. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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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. Fifth Edition, with additions and corrections. (Tenth thousand.) Octavo. Original green fine sand-grain cloth, titles to spine gilt, decorative panels blocked in blind to sides, black endpapers: Freeman's variant "a" binding with the title on the spine in roman capitals. Folding lithographic diagram. Calligraphic inkstamp of Polish scholar Tadeusz Sulimirski (1898–1983) at head of title. Extremities rubbed, spine ends nicked, inner hinges with superficial cracks but holding firm, a very good copy. Fifth edition. This edition sees the first use by Darwin of Herbert Spencer's phrase "survival of the fittest", appearing in the heading of chapter IV and in the text.

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

      New York: G.P. Putnam & Son. 1869. First. First edition. Original purple cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt. Two engraved portraits and color folding map. Contemporary gift inscription, some spotting to the boards and small breaks in the cloth at the crown, very light foxing to the portraits, all considered a very good copy with the interior fine and the Colton map in beautiful condition. .

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        Studien über die Entwickelung der Echinodermen und Nemertinen.

      Commissionnaires de l'Académie Impériale des sciences, St.-Petersbourg 1869 - 4to. Neuer Pappband mit Bezug aus altem Buntpapier und gedrucktem Deckelschild, 2 Bll., 73 S., Tafeln. Mémoires de L`Académie Impériale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg, VIIe Série. Tome XIV, No. 8. Mit 12 Kupfertafeln. DSB IX, 332. Frühe Arbeit von Metschnikow (1845-1916), der 1908 zusammen mit Paul Ehrlich für immunologischen Arbeiten den Nobelpreis erhielt. "In 1865 Metschnikoff went to Naples, there began a systematic study of the development of germ layers in invertebrate embryos, a subject less well understood in the time than the similar development in vetrebrate embryos" (DSB). - Stempel des Zoologen Dr. Jules Barrois/Lille über der Einleitung auf Seite 1. Barrois arbeitete in dem von Hermann Fol gegründeten meeresbiologische Laboratorium von Villefranche, in dem auch Metschnikow in den Jahren 1882 bis 1884 zeitweise tätig war. Die Russische Akademie der Wissenschaften etablierte dort eine zoologische Station. Schönes, breitrandiges und sehr sauberes Exemplar der Originalarbeit in einem neuen, bibliophilen Buchbindereinband mit zeitgenössischem Butpapier. Tafel XII wurde im Anhang vor Tafel I eingebunden. Titelblatt mit kleinen, schwach bräunlichen Farbverwischungen. Tafel II am unteren Rand minimal braunfleckig. 1010 Gramm. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Iron and Steel Manufacture. . iron and steel in the Paris Exhibition of 1867; . the state and progress of the manufacture during . 1867 & 1868 . descriptions of many of the principal iron and steel works in Great Britain, the continent of Europe, and the United States.

      - London, Mackenzie; NY, Virtue [1869]. folio modern half calf; xii,270pp, frontispiece and 64 plates numbered to 63 with one bis, many double page. A stain in the top corner towards the end, but still a very decent copy. A proper great lump of Victorian technology, with marvelous machine plates, and probably even useful as a source of information. Kohn saw it as 'work of utility rather than ambition', working this up from a series of articles in 'Engineering' with the help of some pretty impressive assistants or sources: Colburn, Maw, Fairbairn and Vickers. This exists with a mildly different title that leaves out the United States. As Virtue in New York shares the imprint of this issue the omission has been fixed in large clear type but I'm sure the contents are identical. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Children of the Sun

      London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A first edition of Caroline Gemmer's Children of the Sun. Bound in cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. First edition. Caroline M. Gemmer, pseudonym Gerda Fay, was a childrens author and friend of Christina Rosetti. All her works are now very scarce. Condition: The binding of the text block is firm, although the first couple of pages are coming away. The inner hinges are strained. There is wear to the extremities, including bumping, with splitting to the cloth and some fading. Internally the pages are clean and bright with the occasional handling mark or spot. There is an ink inscription on theverso of the frontis. Overall the condition is good..

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      D. Van Nostrand, Publisher, New York 1869 - Built for the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, this is the first major bridge constructed by this noted bridge engineer. The bridge was built of iron resting on stone piers with a pivot draw to allow river traffic to pass. Seven 10-panel Warren deck trusses and one 12-panel polygonal Warren through truss. It opened to traffic November 9, 1868. 71 pages with formulas, calculations and tables, plus twenty-one fold-out plates with map and bridge diagrams, plus forty pages of publisher's ads in the rear. Bound in original dark brown pebbled cloth with lettering stamped in gilt and border stamped in blind. Spine professionally rebacked. Ex-library with bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper, small date stamp on the title page, and call number on the copyright page. No other library markings or pockets were ever present. Light wear at corners. A very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

      Buenos Ayres: Standard Printing-Office, 74 Calle Belgrado, 1869 - Only One Volume of the projected two volume set was ever published. Considered the first English language book published in South America. The forty pages of English language advertisements are amazing in their own right: Montevideo booksellers and piano merchants, Liebig's Meat Extract, customs brokers, bankers, and more First edition. 8vo [24 x 17 cm]. xvi, [1]-192, [1]-160, [1]-200, 1-40 [ads] pp. Original red cloth. Rebacked preserving original spine. Some spotting of first and last leaves. Very good plus. Sabin 51268; Welch no. 11 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Monogram Album with Monograms Incorporated into Watercolors and Ink Drawings

      Crebilly, Ireland, 1869. Full Morocco. Very Good Plus. A marvelous monogram album in which the monograms are creatively incorporated into charming watercolor and ink illustrations. 8vo. Unpaginated, with 77 leaves with content, including title, with monograms and watercolors and/or ink drawings on the rectos, and lists of names, corresponding with the monograms, on most of the facing versos. The title page features what is almost surely a fine drawing of Crebilly Manor House. Following this, highlights include illustrations of a pergola and beehive, an art gallery, a pyramid, porcelain, acrobats, a boy blowing bubbles, a man painting on a large canvas, like a billboard, with onlookers, a hot air balloon with Blarney Castle written on it, and the finale scroll with putti. But there are no illustrations that do not exhibit creativity and clever composition. Even the simpler, more geometric designs transcend what one generally finds in more standard monogram albums. Further, seldom is a monogram album such as this from a known collector, compiler and artist. Mary Wardlaw, who was responsible for the splendid, imaginative settings of the monograms, was the wife of General Robert Wardlaw, and their seat was Crebilly, a large estate in Antrim County in Northern Ireland (still a part of the U.K.). There is light marginal soiling on the title page, which along with a few leaves after, juts out slightly from the rest of the text block. The full red morocco binding is rubbed along the joints.

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      1869 - or, Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen. Compiled in French by Jules Verne, from the Original Notes of Dr. Ferguson; and done into English by "William Lackland." New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1869. 12 pp undated ads. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in gilt. First Edition in English of Jules Verne's first book (and his first book to appear in the English language). Per the "Publisher's Note,"~FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON is, in a measure, a satire on English books on African travel. So far as the geography, the inhabitants, the animals, and the features of the countries the travellers pass over, it is entirely accurate. The mode of locomotion is, of course, purely imaginary, and the incidents and adventures fictitious. The latter are abundantly amusing, and, in view of the wonderful "travellers' tales" with which we have been entertained by African explorers, they can scarcely be considered extravagant.~CINQ SEMAINES EN BALLON had been published in French in 1863, and then this Appleton edition was published in March 1869 (they promoted it just prior to publication as FOUR WEEKS IN A BALLOON); Chapman & Hall's British edition -- which is virtually impossible to find -- did not come out for another year, by June 1870.~This copy is in very good-plus condition (minor wear at the head of the spine, a very faint mark on the front cover). Taves & Michaluk V001; Myers 20. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus

      Boston and Cambridge: Sever, Francis & Co. 1869. . Third American edition, small 8vo, 177, (1, 2 advertisement) pp. Signature on front blank of Edward P. Warren, dated 1882. Publisher’s advertisement slip laid in by title - the recto advertising “Vanity Fair”, some light foxing, one gathering loose. Original purple cloth, faded and marked, spine ends worn. Edward Warren, (1860-1928), art collector and patron. As well as commissioning Rodin to sculpt “The Kiss” he acquired a superb collection of classical antiquities, many of which now reside in the Boston Museum and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. First published in London in 1818, the first American edition appeared in 1833.

      [Bookseller: Bow Windows Bookshop]
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        Autograph Letter, signed ("Charles Dickens" with paraph), to Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu acknowledging receipt of Le Fanu's manuscript of "Green Tea" but regretting that he was unable to decipher the handwriting

      London, september 29, 1869. (197 x 123 mm; 7-3/4 x 4-1/4 in.). One page in blue ink on letterhead of All the Year Round. Creased with faint offsetting from previous fold, a few light surface abrasions and spots of soil, in all near fine . Dickens' letter reads in full: "I had best let you know that I have safely received your MS and have sent it to the printer. I tried to read it in your writing, but could not succeed without devoting more time to the task than I could spare." Dickens admired Le Fanu and, as alluded to in this letter, published "Green Tea" in his periodical ALL THE YEAR ROUND in 1869. It is arguably Le Fanu's greatest work of short fiction and draws on his interest in spiritualism and Swedenborgian mysticism. During the correspondence between the two authors leading up to the publication of "Green Tea," Dickens asked that Le Fanu use his knowledge of the occult to help a friend, Madame de la Rue, who had been suffering from spectral hauntings (Gates, VICTORIAN SUICIDE). A fine association and an interesting piece of Dickensiana, written a year before the author's death, showing him in his capacity as publisher

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        Traite De Fortification Polygonale. (Atlas Only).

      C. Muquardt, Henry Merzbach, Successeur., Bruxelles 1869 - Atlas. Elephant folio. Contemporary 1/2 polished calf with rose coloured water silked covered boards. Gilt embossed insignia of the Royal Engineers Library on front cover. Five raised gilt bordered bands. Leather title label. Small scuff and mild wear to bottom of the spine. Wear to the corners. Small red stamp "Royal Engineers Library" on title page. Twenty-six linen backed plates. Full page and double multi foldouts. Coloured and B&W. Extremely detailed. Fortifications with various views, plans, maps, cannon emplacements, etc. The geographic locations of the fortifications are located in Belgium. A rare, very attractive atlas. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: 12 Peers Fine Books]
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        Les métamorphoses du jour. Accompagnées d?un Texte par MM. Albéric Scond, Louis Lurine, Clément Caraguel, Taxile Delord, H. de Beaulieu, Louis Huart, Charles Monselet, Julien Lemer. Précédées d?un notice sur Grandville par M. Charles Blanc. Nouvelle édition. Revue et complétée pour le texte par M. Jules Janin. Augmentée de nombreux culs-de-lampe, têtes de pages, etc.

      Garnier Frères, Paris, 1869 - LXIII- 480pages, outre les gravures n/b in et hors texte, l?ouvrage comporte 1 frontispice et 70 planches coloriées, demi-chagrin rouge, auteur, titre et ornementations dorés, plats avec encadrements à froid, tranches dorées, quelques rousseurs au début du livre, une feuille se détache de la reliure.

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        Les Métamorphoses du Jour. Accompagnées d'un Texte par Albéric Second, Louis Lurine, Clément Caraguel, Taxile Delord, H. de Beaulieu, Louis Huart, Charles Monselet, Julien Lemer. Précédées d'une notice sur Grandville par Charles Blanc.

      (J. Claye für) Garnier Frères,, Paris, 1869 - Nouvelle édition, revue et complétée pour le texte par Jules Janin. Paris, (J. Claye für) Garnier Frères, 1869. Gr.-8°. LXIII, 480 S. Mit 70 Holzstichtafeln in feinem Handkolorit und zahlreichen Vignetten, Kopf- und Schlussstücken. Original Halbleder mit Rückenvergoldung, Goldschnitt. Sander 311. - Mit den "Métamorphoses" hatte Grandville (1803-1847) seinen ersten grossen Erfolg 1829, hier erarbeitete er sich erstmals sein ureigenes Gebiet, die Tier-Menschkarikatur. Die vorliegende Ausgabe ist ein Neudruck der Ausgabe von 1854, die sich von der ersten durch Weglassen von 6 Bildern und Hinzufügen von 3 neuen Bildern unterscheidet. Seinen Zeitgenossen galt Grandville als "La Bruyère der Tiere" oder "La Fontaine des Griffels". - Schönes, sauberes Exemplar. Original Halbleder mit Rückenvergoldung, Goldschnitt. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Phantasmagoria and Other Poems

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

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

      London: Smith, Elder & Company. 1869, 1886. First collected edition. Twenty-two volumes with two additional, uniform 1886 volumes, Miscellaneous Essays and Contributions to Punch, making 24 volumes in total. Very good in three-quarter blue leather with marbled paper covered boards, five raised bands, top edge gilt, leather has a few scattered scuffs at the spine ends and on some of the raised bands, light wear at the corners; Volume One has some glue residue on the front endpaper. A nice set. .

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        The Works of W. Thackeray. Including: Vanity Fair, Pendennis, Barry Lyndon, etc.

      London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1869, 1886. - 24 volumes; 8vo. Contemporary half dark green morocco by Riviere with gilt titles and elaborate gilt decoration to spines in 3 compartments; light green cloth boards with gilt rule; top edges gilt; marbled end papers. With illustrations by the author. Spines evenly faded to brown. Binding a little bumped. A very decorative, sound set in an old leather binding. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books, ABA ILAB]
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