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        Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works

      , 1869. 1869. first edition. The Many Writings ofA Many-Sided GeniusCARLYLE, Thomas. Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works. [With] Translations From the German by Thomas Carlyle. Uniform with His Collected Works. London: Chapman and Hall, 1869-1874. Library Edition. Thirty-four octavo volumes (8 1/8 x 5 1/4 in; 207 x 133 mm). Engraved frontispieces and plates. Uniformly bound by Morrell ca. 1930 in three-quarter crushed brown levant morocco over brown cloth ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively gilt lettered and tooled in compartments. Two volumes professionally repaired at top of spines. A near fine set.The Library edition, originally issued in 30 volumes 1869-71, with three additional volumes (translations from the German) added in 1871 and also a thirty-fourth volume as General Index . The most lavish edition published within Carlyle's lifetime, the Library Edition sold for 6 to 9 shillings per volume (or £15 the set)."In literature [Carlyle] was the pioneer who explored and made known the work of modern Germany. His literary judgments were penetrating, and (when he had a congenial subject) just; and on men like Voltaire, Burns, and Johnson he gave verdicts that approached finality. At a historian he is in the highest rank. Bating certain unimportant errors of detail, he illumined the past with astonishing insight and made his personages actual and his scenes dramatic. His style is an extraordinary farrago, leaping not flowing, coining strange words and performing extravagant evolutions; yet cumulatively it impresses as a great style, suffused with humor, irony, and passion; impossible to imitate, utterly personal, burning, and convincing."'Carlyle's genius,' wrote Hector Macpherson, 'was many-sided. He touched and ennobled the national life at all points. He lifted a whole generation of young men out of the stagnating atmosphere of materialism and dead orthodoxy into the region of the ideal. With the Master of Balliol, we believe that 'no English writer has done more to elevate and purify our ideas of life and to make us conscious that the things of the spirit are real, and that in the last resort there is no other reality'" (British Authors of the Nineteenth Century, pp. 115-118).The London bindery of W. T. Morrell was established c. 1861 as successor to the firm begun by Francis Bedford, who, in turn, had assumed control of the esteemed bindery of Charles Lewis. Sarah T. Prideaux, in "Modern Bookbindings," states that Morrell had a very large business that supplied "all the booksellers with bindings designed by his men," bindings that were "remarkable for their variety and merit."

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        EXPLORATIONS OF THE HIGHLANDS OF THE BRAZIL with a Full Account of the Gold and Diamond Mines. Also, Canoeing Down 1500 miles of the Great River S?o Francisco, from Sabar? to the Sea. TWO VOLUMES.

      Tinsley Brothers,, London: 1869 - 443 pp.; 478 pp. First edition, second issue. Later, half, marble boards; half, red leather backstrip with gold lettering stamped across; raised cords; red and green headbands; all marble edges; pale yellow endpapers; wood engraved frontspieces both vols.; title page vignette vol. I only, one plate; one fold-out route map. Binding fine; vol. II, corners lightly bumped; text fine both vols. See additional images provided. Preface by the author's wife. Travel narrative on the coastal regions of Central and Northeast Brasil by one of history's greatest travelers. Quoting Borba 137, "In this classic work Burton describes his journey from Rio to Minas via Tres Barras, the River Velhas, Penedo, and the Paulo Afonso Falls." Quoting the Preliminary Essay, p. 10: ". . .I have purposely used the work 'sketching.' My journey covered more than 2000 miles, of which 1150 miles in round numbers were by the slow progress of a raft. The time occupied was only five months, between June 12 and November 12 of 1867: as many years might most profitably be devoted to the Rio S?o Francisco alone, and even then it would be difficult to produce of it an exhaustive description. I have, however, been careful to collect for future travellers, who shall be masters of more time than my profession allowed me, hearsay accounts of the interesting natural features, the geological remains, and the rock-inscriptions hitherto unworked. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        DICTIONNAIRE LYRIQUE OU HISTOIRE DES OPERAS+SUPLEMENTO

      . Zustand: Bien Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Paris. 1869. 25X16. XV+765Pag+3h. Contiene el analisis y las nomenclaturas de todas las operas estrenadas y representadas en el mundo, con su origen lugar y fecha de estreno de cada una de dichas operas hasta el dia de su edicion en 1869, espectacular Obra para grandes melomanos. Contiene suplemento. Ref 9.5 Biblioteca A

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        World Pictures In Capitals

      Lippincott, 1869. Lippincott, 1869. 1st. Hardcover. Lower 2" of spine covering gone, shelfwear & wear along gutter edges, still a good copy of a scarce book.

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        An account of the Fishes of the States of Central America, based on collections made by Capt. J.M. Dow, F. Godman, and O. Salvin.

      London, Selbstverlag Zoological Society, 1869.. Erste (1.) Auflage. Mit 24 lithographischen Tafeln u. einer doppelblattgroßen kolorierten Karte, S. 377 - 494 (so komplett). 4° (32,5 x 25,5 cm), einfache blaue Broschur mit hs. Deckeltitel.. Nissen ZBI 1738 ; Dean I, S. 517 (erwähnt die Karte nicht). - Von grundlegender Bedeutung für die Fischfauna Mittelamerikas. Salvin und Godman, auf deren Sammlungen diese Arbeit basiert, waren später die Herausgeber der berühmten Reihe "Biologia Centrali Americana". Der bekannte Fischband der "Biol. Cent. Americana" erschien erst 1906-1908 und wurde von C. T. Regan verfasst (siehe unsere Artikel Nr 15337), er basiert weitgehend auf der hier vorliegenden Arbeit. Die wundervollen Tafeln stammen von G.H. Ford, einem der besten naturwissenschaftlichen Illustratoren dieser Zeit. Die Tafel leicht braunfleckig, vereinzelt auch etwas stärker. Gutes Exemplar. Selten.

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        Aventures D'Alice Au Pays Merveilles [Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

      Published by Macmillian And Co., London 1869 - , [12], 196 pages, green endpapers, 42 black & white illustrations including frontispiece with tissue guard, translated into French by Henri Bue, see Williams, Madan, & Green page 55 First Edition in French , a little marked on rear cover, corners slightly bumped, nice bright gilt, spine slightly darkened, internally nice and clean, the book is in very good condition , original blue cloth with gilt vignettes and borders, gilt titles to spine, all edges gilt 19.5 x 13 cm Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        PRIMERA REPUBLICA, BIOGRAFIA DE LOS 32 PRIMEROS REPUBLICANOS DE LAS CORTES 1869+2 SUPLEMENTOS DEL ATENEO TARRACONENSE 1872, 1873

      1869 - 1869. Holandesa con puntas. S/P. 36X28. Biografía de los 32 primeros Republicanos de las Cortes de 1869 con sus respectivos Bellos Grabados: Luis Rios Ramos, Ramón Cala y Barea, Adlofo Joarizti y Losante. Manuel Francisco Paul y Picardo, José Toribio de Ametller, Gonzalo Serraclara, José Cristobal Sorni, Francisco Garcia López, Froilan Noguera y Vallarin, Francisco Pi y Maragall, Leonardo Castón, Juan Pico Dominguez Brozas, Pablo Alsina y Rius, Eleuterio Maisonnave y Cutayer, José Prefuro y Dodero, Santiago Soler y Plá, Balas Pierrat, Buenaventura Abarzuza, José Ignascio Llorens, José Moreno y Rodriguez, Carlos Cervera y Monge, Miguel Lardies y Callizo, Juan Pablo Soler, Fernando Garrido, Adolfo de la Rosa, José Fonton y Solis, Pedro Bove y Montseny, Rafael Guillem y Martinez, Federico Caro, Federico Rubio y Gali, Luis Blanc y Navarro, Emigdio Santamaría. Al finalizar la Obra contiene dos Suplementos del Ateneo Tarraconense al conmemorar el aniversario del fallecimiento del inmortal Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1872, 1873. Raríssimo ejemplar. Ref 7.2 Biblioteca A. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Costa del Brasil. Plano del Puerto de Rio Janeiro segun los trabajos brasilenos é ingleses mas modernos.

      1869 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1869. Touches of original colour. 980 x 640mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Faint ink offset.

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        LOS MISTERIOS DE LA POLITICA O EL LIBRO DE SATANAS. 4 Tomos.

      Murcia y Martí Editores, Madrid 1869 - Con numerosas ilustraciones a página entera a una tinta. 890, 983, 774 y 998 pgs. Media piel con letras y florituras en oro en el lomo. Bastante fatigado, con algunas manchas de óxido. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities

      London - James Walton, 1869. London - James Walton, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A dictionary of classical history, illustrated with engravings. Second Edition. 'Illustrated by numerous engravings on wood'. With a publisher's catalogue to the rear. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities was first published in 1842. Covering law, religion, architecture, warfare, daily life, and similar subjects primarily from the classicist's standpoint, it was one of a series of reference works on classical antiquity by the English lexicographer William Smith; the others cover people and places. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, some wear to the extremities. Rear hinge slightly strained. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. A few scattered spots prominent to the fore-edge. Overall: GOOD..

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        Miss Mary Merry-Heart's Series. THE SEVEN CHAMPIONS OF CHRISTENDOM. Dean's Untearable Cloth Children's Coloured Toy Books. 1s.

      [8] leaves, printed on one side only and mounted on linen, the first and last pasted to the wrappers, seven of them with hand-coloured engravings. Original pictorial hand-coloured wrappers. 25 x 16.5 cm. Some light browning throughout, possibly from the glue used to secure the page to the linen; spine expertly restored; else very good.

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        Carta del Mar Rojo en Cuatro Hojas, segun los trabajos de Elwon, Moresby y otros oficiales de la Marina Inglesa de la India. Copia de la edition francesa de 1864.

      1869 - Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1869. Six lithographic charts, four double-page, with touches of original colour. Four sheets ea. c. 630 x 920mm, two sheets 500 x 660mm, all with blind stamps of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Faint toning at centrefolds of the double page sheets.

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        New Army List

      London - John Murray, 1869. London - John Murray, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A list of army and military personnel written and compiled by Henry George Hart(Sep 1808 - March 1878), the third son of Lieutenant Colonel William Hart. Hart was appointed ensign in the 49th Regiment of Foot on 1 April 1829, and then progressedto Lieutenant on 19 July 1832, Captain on 1 Dec 1842, Major on 15 Dec 1848, Lieutenant Colonel, 30 May 1856, Colonel 27 Dec 1860, Major General on 6 March 1868, and finally Lieutenant General on 4 Dec 1877. Hart died at Biarritz. 'New Army List and Militia List; exhibiting the rank, standing, and various services of every regimental, officer in the army serving on full pay, including the royal marines and Indian Staff Corps; distinguishing those who have served in the peninsula, who were at waterloo, who have recieved medals and other distinctions and who have been wounded, and in what actions; with a period of service both on full and half pay. Giving also the dates of every officers commissions, and distinguising those obtained by purchase'Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places with institutional numbers left on the lower spine and some marks to the boards. Internally, generally firmly bound with the followingsections detached but present p165-175 and p244-279. Very bright and generally clean with the exception of someink inscriptionsthroughout the text. Overall Condition: GOOD..

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        Brigadier-General Thomas Francis Meagher: His Political and Military Career

      Glasgow,: Cameron & Ferguson, circa, 1869.. Glasgow,: Cameron & Ferguson, circa, 1869.. Small octavo, fine in recent cloth with the publisher's green illustrated wrappers and advertisements bound in. Scarce biography of Irish nationalist Thomas Meagher (1823-1867), transported to Van Diemen's Land for his role in the Young Ireland movement of 1848.Renowned for his personal charisma and powerful oratory, Meagher was born into a prosperous family and enjoyed a successful political career. In 1848 he was charged with leading the Young Ireland movement and inciting rebellion, a capital conviction transmuted to transportation for life. He arrived in Hobart in October 1849, where he quickly married and obtained a ticket-of-leave, only to escape the colony within a matter of years (arriving in New York in May of 1852). His time in Australia and subsequent escape is detailed in a chapter of this book.As a citizen of the United States, Meagher is best remembered as a Union officer in command of an Irish brigade, and as sometime Governor of Montana. He drowned in the Missouri River in 1867, and was quickly immortalised as a paradigm Irish patriot in biographies such as this one.Ferguson, 11796.

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        Blick auf Häuser am Hang auf Capri.

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

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        INNOCENTS ABROAD OR THE NEW PILGRIMS' PROGRESS, BEING SOME ACCOUNT OF THE STEAMSHIP QUAKER CITY'S PLEASURE EXCURSION TO EUROPE AND THE HOLY LAND.|THE

      Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1869. Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1869. cloth, spine and front cover gilt-stamped, all edges gilt. 8vo. cloth, spine and front cover gilt-stamped, all edges gilt. xviii, 19-651, (5) pages. First edition, second issue with page reference numbers on pp. xvii-xviii (McBride 7). Two illustrations precede title. Dedication, preface by the author, list of illustrations, table of contents. Advertisements follow text, including the Personal History of Ulysses S. Grant, used to identify the issue. An account of the author's travels through Europe and the Holy Land. Illustrations by Fay & Cox, New York, which assigned the task completing the majority of the illustrations to True Williams. See Barbara Schmidt, "The Life and Art of True W. Williams" in Mark Twain Journal 39:2 (Fall 2001), 1-60. Previous owner's name, with date of November 13, 1869, on front free endpaper, also includes gift inscription dated July 29, 1877. Professionally recased in original binding.

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        TRAVELS IN THE CENTRAL CAUCASUS AND BASHAN INCLUDING VISITS TO ARARAT AND TABREEZ AND ASCENTS OF KAZBEK AND ELBRUZ

      Lon: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1869, 1st. edition, xvi, 509 pp. . Douglas W. Freshfield.  TRAVELS IN THE CENTRAL CAUCASUS AND BASHAN INCLUDING VISITS TO ARARAT AND TABREEZ AND ASCENTS OF KAZBEK AND ELBRUZ.  Lon:  Longmans, Green, and Co., 1869, 1st. edition, xvi, 509 pp. ***  Freshfield was a member of the Royal Geographic Society and the Alpine Club.  He was an avid traveler, explorer, and mountain climber.  In 1868 he mounted an expedition to the Caucasus of western Asia, where he explored  and described the little known, remoter regions.  During this expedition he became the first man to successfully reach the summit of Kazbek, and the first Westerner to reach the eastern summit of Elbrus.  ***  This very scarce volume has a chromolitho. frontis illustration, four (4) engraved plates, including one with two panoramas, and three (3) litho. folding maps which are all in excellent condition. ***  This book comes with a clear mylar protective cover. ***  Bound in ½ brown calf and marbled paper boards with matching marbled endpapers and text block.  The spine has five (5) raised bands, gilt devices in compartments, and a dark red label with gilt lettering.  The covers are clean with wear at corners and bottom of spine, some rubbing and fading of gilt on spine.  The contents are mostly clean with occasional light finger soil, complete, and in a good binding. ***  8.25 " tall by 5.75 "

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        HALLAMSHIRE. The History and Topography of the Parish of SHEFFIELD.

      London Virtue & Co and Pawson & Brailsford Sheffield 1869. . A very good copy of the hugely expanded second edition revised and enlarged by the Rev Alfred Gatty.D.D. Vicar of Ecclesfield. Folio. Original Blind and Gilt Stamped Publishers Cloth recently recased retaining original endpapers. iv (i) 508pps. Steel engraved frontis -piece and 25 illustrations. In excellent order inside & out. Boyne CXLVlll.Loosely inserted is the original prospectus dated Jan 1869.The 20 page 1966 edition of "Basic Books of Sheffield History" and a plan of the city in 1828, in repro. Further scans available on request .

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        New Topographical Map of the State of New York Made from Official Records and Actual Surveys.

      New York: Asher & Adams, [1869]. - 4to., (14 ¾ x 12 ½ inches). 18 color-printed lithographed maps finished by hand (a few short repaired tears to margins not affecting images). Library binding (call number blacked out on spine). Provenance: Local ownership inscription dated 1944. First edition. Includes beautifully colored maps of all New York counties, City of Brooklyn, Long Island City, City of New York, and Rail Road, Geological, and Meteorological maps of New York, with New York City Business Directory at the end. Asher & Adams was a New York-based mapmaking firm active in the 1860s and 1870s, known for their exceptionally detailed state and county atlases, the most important of which is "Asher & Adams Commercial and Statistical Gazetteer of the United States (1874). This atlas is notable because it is one of the first 19th-century atlases to remove topographical information in favor of detailed depictions of railroads. This book of maps of New York was published 1869, just on the heels of the Civil War, and the entire nation faced the daunting task of reconstruction. It was also an opportunity: old infrastructure was replaced with new technology, and the United States were connected in ways they never were before. By 1866, Western Union's network included about 100,000 miles of wire, and the first transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869. In New York City, the 1860s meant the advent of the skyscraper era, beginning with the construction of the Equitable Building, which broke ground in 1868 and was finished in 1870. New York was emerging as the nation's center of industry and finance, growing rapidly with the influx of European immigrants. Much of the island of Manhattan was still largely undeveloped, particularly from Central Park northward, and the growing population and demand for housing spurred development and expansion of the city. These maps portray a very exciting and dynamic period in New York history, which is evident in their level of detail. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works

      London: Chapman and Hall, 1869. - The Many Writings ofA Many-Sided GeniusCARLYLE, Thomas. Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works. [With] Translations From the German by Thomas Carlyle. Uniform with His Collected Works. London: Chapman and Hall, 1869-1874. Library Edition. Thirty-four octavo volumes (8 1/8 x 5 1/4 in; 207 x 133 mm). Engraved frontispieces and plates. Uniformly bound by Morrell ca. 1930 in three-quarter crushed brown levant morocco over brown cloth ruled in gilt. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively gilt lettered and tooled in compartments. Two volumes professionally repaired at top of spines. A near fine set.The Library edition, originally issued in 30 volumes 1869-71, with three additional volumes (translations from the German) added in 1871 and also a thirty-fourth volume as General Index . The most lavish edition published within Carlyle's lifetime, the Library Edition sold for 6 to 9 shillings per volume (or £15 the set)."In literature [Carlyle] was the pioneer who explored and made known the work of modern Germany. His literary judgments were penetrating, and (when he had a congenial subject) just; and on men like Voltaire, Burns, and Johnson he gave verdicts that approached finality. At a historian he is in the highest rank. Bating certain unimportant errors of detail, he illumined the past with astonishing insight and made his personages actual and his scenes dramatic. His style is an extraordinary farrago, leaping not flowing, coining strange words and performing extravagant evolutions; yet cumulatively it impresses as a great style, suffused with humor, irony, and passion; impossible to imitate, utterly personal, burning, and convincing."'Carlyle's genius,' wrote Hector Macpherson, 'was many-sided. He touched and ennobled the national life at all points. He lifted a whole generation of young men out of the stagnating atmosphere of materialism and dead orthodoxy into the region of the ideal. With the Master of Balliol, we believe that 'no English writer has done more to elevate and purify our ideas of life and to make us conscious that the things of the spirit are real, and that in the last resort there is no other reality'" (British Authors of the Nineteenth Century, pp. 115-118).The London bindery of W. T. Morrell was established c. 1861 as successor to the firm begun by Francis Bedford, who, in turn, had assumed control of the esteemed bindery of Charles Lewis. Sarah T. Prideaux, in "Modern Bookbindings," states that Morrell had a very large business that supplied "all the booksellers with bindings designed by his men," bindings that were "remarkable for their variety and merit." [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Gezigten in de omstreken van Utrecht.

      Opgedragen aan HM de Koningin der Nederlanden. Met geschiedkundige aanteekeningen van W.J. Hofdijk. (Utrecht , PJ. Lutgers), 1869. Folio. (24) pp. With small view on title and 86 plates on chine appliqué, all by the author and printed by JD Steuerwald. The magnificent views show villages and stately homes.

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        The Yosemite Guide-Book : A Description of the Yosemite Valley and the Adjacent Region of the Sierra Nevada, and of the Big Trees of California

      Geological Survey of California, 1869. Geological Survey of California. Very Good. 1869. Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: No Jacket) Cloth. Rare first printing. Two folding maps in front and rear pockets. Very good copy. . .

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        Aventures d'Alice Au Pays de Merveilles.

      Londres: Macmillan and Co. 1869 - FIRST FRENCH EDITION. 1 vol., bound in the publisher's original gilt decorated blue cloth, all edges gilt, inner and outer hinges fine, head of spine slightly rubbed without loss, foot of spine slightly rubbed with some minor loss, back corners slightly rubbed but still sharp and square, spine lettering still bright. Much, much better than it may sound, one of the nicest copies of this title/edition we have ever offered. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Geologische Betrachtungen aus den Central-Apenninen.

      München, R. Oldenbourg, 1869. 4°, S. 93 - 176, 1 Falttaf., 3 lithogr. Taf., einige Textabb., Priv.-HLwd., Bibliotheksbd.: handschriftl. Rückenschildchen, Kanten u, Kapitale min. berieben, Stempel bzw. Nummerierungen a. Vs. und Titelei (recto und verso), sowie Falttaf. verso, vereinzelt etw. stockfl., an den Seitenstegen tlw. wasserrandig. Preis in CHF: 495. EA. (= Geognostisch-paläontologische Beiträge, 2. Bd., 2. Heft.). Mit Widmung d. Autors a. eingebundenem V.deckel der ehem. Broschur. Karl Alfred Zittel, Paläontologe, Konservator (1839 -1904) in München. Seit 1866 Geologe und Konservator der paläontologischen Sammlung der Universität München; Sein Handbuch der Paläontologie, 4 Bde., 1876-93, gilt aufgrund der exakten methodischen Arbeiten als Wendepunkt in seiner Disziplin.

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        Eigenh. Brief (Fragment) mit U. ("Ottilie von Goethe").

      O. O. u. D., [1869].. 2½ SS. auf Doppelblatt. Gr.-8vo.. An einen namentlich nicht genannten Adressaten: "[...] Nun ist aber ein belgischer Maler nach Weimar gekommen, und das muß wirklich ein Genie sein wenn alle die Urtheile über ihn wahr sind [...] Rubens Nahme wird dabei genannt: er heißt Werlat und muß eine große Vielseitigkeit haben, denn während er Hunde[n] begann und einem genre Bild, kamen mit einenmal [!] um kurz ausgestellt zu werden eine Madonna an, und eine Pieta die von großartiger Wirkung sein muß [...]". - Der Antwerpener Maler und Radierer Charles Verlat (1824-1890) lebte lange Zeit in Paris, wo er u. a. mit Courbet verkehrte, und war 1869 an die Weimarer Kunstschule berufen worden, wo er fünf Jahre lang ein Meisteratelier leiten sollte. - Papierbedingt etwas gebräunt und mit stärkerem Tintendurchschlag.

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        Alphabetisches Verzeichniß sämmtlicher Städte, Ortschaften und einzelner Besitzungen des Norddeutschen Bundes. Zweiter Band: L- Z. ( + Anhang...

      Berlin, Mittler, 1869.. (... Alphabetisches Verzeichniß sämmtlicher Städte, Ortschaften und einzelner Besitzungen des Großherzogthums Baden ). mit Hinzufügung der Verwaltungsbehörden, des Landwehr-Bataillons und -Regiments, der Brigade, der nächsten Postanstalt, und der zur Zeit bestehenden Telegraphen- und Eisenbahn-Stationen ). Mit 1047 Seiten, 1 Blatt, Ohldr, 8° ( 24,5 x 15,5 cm ). Inhalt: Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der Ortschaften des Norddeutschen Bundes von L-Z, Berichtigungen / Anhang: Alphabetisches Verzeichnis sämtlicher Ämter des Großherzogtums Baden - Die Landwehr-Bataillone des Großherzogtums Baden, mit Angabe der Stabsquartiere und Compagnie-Stationsorte - Alphabetisches Verzeichnis sämtlicher Ortschaften des Großherzogtums Baden. Einband stark beschädigt, berieben, Ecken und Kanten bestoßen, der schmale Einbandrücken fehlt, unschöne Klebemarke auf Vorderdeckel, Bindung gelockert. Innen auf Vorsatz und Vortitel alte Siegelmarken, Bibliotheksstempel auf Titelblatt. Papier durchgehend gebräunt, ansonsten innen von guter Erhaltung. - sehr selten- 1300 Gramm ) ( Pic erhältlich // webimage available ).

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        THE POETICAL WORKS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT: WITH MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR [Fore-edge Painting]

      Paternoster Row, Edenburgh: T. Nelson and Sons, 1869. T. Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, Edenburgh, 1869. VERY GOOD, Full Leather, 6"x 7", 612pp. Bound in full gold tooled incised green morocco with five raised bands, All Edges Gilt. Frontis portrait of Walter Scott, engravings with tissue guards. FORE-EDGE PAINTING showing scene of castle, buildings, and a Loch in Scotland. MDCCCLXIX on title page. Attractive cover with bright gilt title, clean and tightly bound, only minor interior foxing on some pages, fore-edge painting very good and attractive. InteriorIllustrations are engraved views of Scotland and castles. Shipped in a custom box and packed with care.

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

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

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        FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE RT. REV. GEORGE M. RANDALL, D.D., MISSIONARY BISHOP OF COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, AND WYOMING. OCTOBER, A.D. 1869 [wrapper title]

      [Boston? 1869].. [Boston? 1869].. 22,[1]pp., including full-page map and two full-page plates. Gathered signatures, string-tied as issued. About fine. The fourth in a series of scarce reports by the Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. This report describes the state of church activities in those places, as well as in Idaho, with accounts of Randall's visits. He describes not only the status of the ministries, but the conditions in towns large and small, mining operations (and a recent hurricane) in Colorado, hot springs in Idaho, etc. Santa Fe and La Missila, New Mexico, Randall reports, are still lacking ministers. The illustrations include Jarvis Hall in Golden, Colorado (destroyed by the hurricane), and Wolfe Hall in Denver, and the map shows a large swath of the Rocky Mountain West, with the locations of churches, parochial schools, forts with Episcopal ministers, and more. OCLC locates only three copies of this report, at the Huntington Library, the New-York Historical Society, and BYU. Scarce, and containing useful information. OCLC 228711641, 58659484.

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        LITTLE WOMEN or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Illustrated by May Alcott

      London, Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1869.. London, Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1869.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION dated 1869 on the title page, (Part I), small 8vo, 165 x 110 mm, 6½ x 4¼ inches, rebound long ago in plain dark green morocco grained cloth, gilt title and 4 gilt rules to spine, edges marbled, tan endpapers lined white, frontispiece and 3 engraved plates by "May Alcott", pages: iv, [2], [7]-341, (1). Book leaning slightly, binding slightly rubbed on extremities, neat name on reverse of front endpaper, margins of frontispiece slightly trimmed and laid on paper, tip of lower corner of original margin missing, plates lightly browned, title page slightly spotted and with small repair to lower corner and tiny one to upper corner, the next five leaves also have small repair to lower corner, diminishing in size, brown spotting and light soiling throughout, heavy in places, mainly to margins but occasionally to text (all easily readable) and also affecting 3 plates, 30 mm (1½") closed tear to top of of 1 page affecting text only on recto, another 10 mm (½") to 1 lower margin, both neatly repaired without loss, one quarter of page 221 faintly stained blue, no loss of legibility. A good copy of the rare first UK edition . Little Women was first published in America between 1st and 15th of October 1868 and dated 1868. This was the first part and a second part followed in April 1869, known now in England as Good Wives. The first Engish edition of Little Women (first part) was announced for the Christmas market in November and December 1868. It was the practice of English publishers of children's books to date them for the following year so that they would continue to sell throughout the year after Christmas. Sampson and Low's English Part II, issued with the same title as Part I (as in America), appeared in May 1869 and was dated 1869 and described as "Part Second". In 1870 Sampson Low reissued the 2 parts in 1 volume. The British Library copy of our book was received in 1868 but dated 1869 (NSTC). No copy is currently listed in the British Library catalogues, no copy sold at auction since 1987. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.

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        Les Aventures de Chevalier de Faublas

      Brussels - Libraire Universelle de J. Rozez, 1869. Brussels - Libraire Universelle de J. Rozez, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. The complete four volume collection of Les Aventures de Chevalier de Faublas by Jean-Baptiste Louvetde Couvray (June 1760 - August 1797), a French writer and a politician. The first and second volumes include 'Une Annee de la Vie du Chevalier' (first published in 1787), the third volume includes his later work 'Six Semaines de la vie du Chevalier de Faublas' (published in 1788), and the fourth and final volume 'La Fin de Amours du chevalier de Faublas' (first published 1790). With a frontispiece to the first volume and plates throughout. In French. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear only. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generallyclean withsomespotting to the first and last pages and off-set to some ofthe plates. Overall Condition: VERY GOOD..

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        Chapman's Sectional Map of Wisconsin.

      Milwaukee: Silas Chapman, 1869. 24mo (5 1/4" x 3 3/4"), original printed green board case with title on top cover, and advertisement on the rear cover, large color folded map (31 1/2" x 29 1/2"). Fair amount of wear to covers, spine chipped a little, extremities showing, and covers somewhat loose, however, case is still reasonably firm; map has a couple of minor fold tears, some aging, but is bright and colorful and in nice condition. Silas Chapman (1813-1899) was born in Massachusetts, and would become a prominent Midwestern map publisher. His firm was very active during the 1850-1870 period publishing many wall and pocket maps of Midwestern locations. This map is a colorful sample of the work, providing a detailed view of Wisconsin in 1869. While there is a little aging, and a couple of minor fold splits, this map is in very good shape, and probably didn't take too much abuse over the past 145 years. geographicus.com.

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        Occasional Poems

      Buffalo: Breed & Lent, 1869. Buffalo: Breed & Lent, 1869 Buffalo: Breed & Lent, 1869. First Edition. Frontis daguerreotype portrait of the Rev. Dr. Lord. Octavo, [vi] + 141 pp. Dark aubergine cloth, gilt cover title and design, top edge gilt. Moderate wear at spin ends and corners, light wear elsewhere; front hinge starting. Very Good binding, with contents fine. See scans. A moody, strange and quite rare little book of poems, sounding at times oddly new age-ahead-of-its-time-ish, by the Rev. Dr. John C. Lord, an accomplished former minister at the Central Presbyterian Church in Buffalo, NY. Frontispiece daguerreotype, tipped in opposite the title page, shows the Rev. Lord looking every bit the Mayor of the Munchkin City in his pomade curls. While many of the poems are dedicated to a place or an event in a place - Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Toledo - and others are in memoriam after the death of a parishioner or a parishioner's child, others - such as "The Thunder Storm" - are stark and in places almost nightmarishly mood- oriented, and in that way, and in contrast to the others, without cognitive point. Even more disconcerting are several which sound as though they arose from an almost Nostradamian precognitive dream - examples being: "The Atlantic" ('Lost Titan of the stormy sea, long waited for by weary eyes...Say Giant Stemmer of the Deep, where hast thou wandered from thy way ? 'Mid polar ice art thou asleep...'), "Kings and Thrones Are Falling" (Old Germany is waking like a cyclop from his wine; and dark his brow with hatred, and red his eye with wrath), and "The Returning Pestilence", which has the ominous sound of an as-yet unfulfilled prediction about a peril from the east. Precognition-oriented, somewhat creepy, though no doubt accidentally. For the collector of the unintentionally eerie. Extraordinarily scarce, possibly unique among available books. Please see scans. l49n

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        Correspondance Complete de Madame Duchesse d'Orleans, Nee Princess Palatine, Mere du Regent. In two volumes

      Paris - Charpentier, 1869. Paris - Charpentier, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A smartly boundset of the German princess' famous letters, from the library of Hugh Trevor-Roper. 'Accompagne d'une annotation historique, biographique et littraire'. Complete in two volumes. With the pictorial bookplates of Hugh Trevor-Roper to the front pastedowns. Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper (15 January 1914 27 January 2003) was an English historian of early modern Britain and Nazi Germany, and Regius Professor of Modern History at Oxford. He was made a life peer in 1979 on the advice of Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher, choosing the title Baron Dacre of Glanton. Elizabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine (27 May 1652 8 December 1722) was a German princess and the wife of Philippe I, Duke of Orlans, younger brother of Louis XIV of France. Her vast correspondence provides a detailed account of the personalities and activities at the court of her brother-in-law, Louis XIV. She and her husband, the Duke of Orlans, were the founders of the modern House of Orlans - their only surviving son, Philippe II, Duke of Orlans, being the Regent of France during the minority of Louis XV of France. She was also an ancestress of Emperor Francis I and King Louis Philippe I, and thus many royal houses in Europe such as the Spanish, Italian, Bulgarian, Austrian, Tuscan, and Neapolitan royal families are descended from her. Condition: In half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Age toning and some scattered light foxing. Ink inscriptions to front and rear blanks, dated 1900. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        The Miller of Deanhaugh

      Edinburgh - Seton and Mackenzie, 1869. Edinburgh - Seton and Mackenzie, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A novel by James Ballantine with illustrations by Alex A. Ritchie. James Ballantine (11 June 1806 18 December 1877) was an artist and author born in St Cuthbert's Parish, Edinburgh. Condition: In a cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear and bumping. Internally, generally firmly bound, though title page is starting slightly. Previous owner's ink inscription to front free endpaper. Bright but with foxing and marks, mainly just to first few pages. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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        Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain

      London - The London Printing and Publishing Company, 1869. London - The London Printing and Publishing Company, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An elaborate work, being anillustrated collection of portraits with biographical and historical memoirs writtenby Edmund Lodge. With two-hundred and fortyblack and white engravings with decorative borders, engraved reproductions from pictures inpublic galleries such as the National Portrait Gallery and from private collections. In five volumescomplete. Encompassing numerous illustrious and historical figures fromHenry VIII, Lady Jane Grey, Cardinal Pole and many of their contemporaries to Oliver Cromwell,Francis Baconand culminating in more recent times with Charles James Foz and Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington. Sir Edmund Lodge, KH (1756 - 1839), herald, was a long-serving English officer of arms, a writer on heraldic subjects, and a painstaking supplier of short, accurate biographies. Lodge wrote Illustrations of British History, Biography, and Manners in the Reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth and James I. He also wrote Life of Sir Julius Caesar. His most important work on heraldry was The Genealogy of the Existing British Peerage. Lodge contributed the literary matter to Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. With previous owner;s ink inscriptions dated 1869 to front free endpapers and front blanks of all volumes. Condition: In a half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, sound but with slight wear to extremities with some rubbing and ink marks to some boards and staining to boards of volumeone. Internally, firmly bound but with a few pages detached to volume three. Bright but with slight scattered foxing in particular to plates, handling marks and with occasional tidemarks and stain to pages. With the occasional slight closed tear. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        Contrafactur, wie der Türk Wien belagert, Anno 1529.

      Wien, Altertumsverein, 1869.. Lithografie von A. Rt. von Camesina nach dem Holzschnitt von Hans Guldenmundt. 2 Blatt, Bildausschnitt je 55,5 x 39 cm, Blattgr. je 62 x 48,5cm.. Sturminger 3366. Auch als lithografische Reproduktion des 19. Jahrhunderts selten; breitrandig, einige Einrisse in den Rändern, etwas fleckig und angestaubt.

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        Mountain Loch and Glen

      London - Bell and Daldy, 1869. London - Bell and Daldy, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A strikingly bound elephant folio of scenes from the Scottish Highlands. Edited by English writer and dean of the Privy Council,Sir Arthur Helps (1813 1875). With a twenty two page essay on Scottish scenery by Scottish divine and miscellaneous writer the Reverend Norman Macleod, Dean of the Chapel Royal and a trusted friend of Queen Victoria, as evidenced by the publisher'sdedication. To Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen, These Illustrations Are, By Permission, Respectfully Dedicated By her Obedient, Humble Servants, the Publishers. Includes 15 photogravure plates of paintings and engravings by Joseph Adam (1824-1895), best known for his oil paintings of Scotland and Ireland. Complete but foroneplate, the frontispiece Balmoral Looking Across the Dee . . . Condition: Rebacked in green morocco with original inlaid wood veneer boards laid down. Externally, worn. Spine is rubbed. Boards are rather warped with damage to lower edge of rear board. Internally, binding is a little tender with the final plate detached but present. Some loss to fore-edge of first and last few pages. Someoccasional spotting, most prominently to margins of plates, although images unaffected. Otherwise pages are bright and clean with only a few handling marks. Overall: FAIR..

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        The Life and Letters of Frederick William Faber

      London - Thomas Richardson & Son, 1869. London - Thomas Richardson & Son, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Leather bound volume with gilt detailing to the spine and marbled foredge. Frederick William Faber (June 28, 1814 - September 26, 1863), British hymn writer and theologian, was born at Calverley, Yorkshire, where his grandfather, Thomas Faber, was vicar. Faber attended the grammar school of Bishop Auckland for a short time, but a large portion of his boyhood was spent in Westmorland. He afterwards went to Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford. In 1835, he obtained a scholarship at University College. In 1836, he won the Newdigate Prize for a poem on The Knights of St John, which elicited special praise from Keble. In January 1837, he was elected fellow of National Scholars Foundation. Meanwhile, he had given up the Calvinistic views of his youth, and had become an enthusiastic follower of John Henry Newman. In 1841, a travelling tutorship took him to the continent; on his return, he published a book called Sights and Thoughts in Foreign Churches and among Foreign Peoples (London, 1842), with a dedication to his friend the poet Wordsworth. He accepted the rectory of Elton in Huntingdonshire, but soon after went again to the continent, in order to study the methods of the Roman Catholic Church. After a prolonged mental struggle, he joined the Catholic Church in November 1845. He founded a religious community at Cotton Hall, also known as St Wilfrid's, in the Archdiocese of Birmingham, called Wilfridians (which ultimately merged in the Oratory of St Philip Neri, with John Henry Newman as Superior). In 1849, a branch of the oratorysubsequently independentwas established in London, first in King William Street, and afterwards at Brompton (Brompton Oratory), over which Faber presided until his death. In spite of his weak health, an almost incredible amount of work was crowded into those years. He published a number of theological works, and edited the Oratorian Lives of the Saints. He was an eloquent preacher, and a man of great charm of character. It is mainly as a hymn-writer, however, that Faber is remembered. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with all pages securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities including some rubbing to the leather and bumping to the corners. Internally the pages are clean and bright with spotting to some pages and the occasional handling mark. Overall the volume is in very good condition..

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        Travels in Central Africa,

      London: Tinsley Brothers, 1869. London: Tinsley Brothers,, 1869. and Explorations of the Western Nile Tributaries. 2 volumes, octavo (216 x 136 mm). Modern half calf, marbled boards, raised bands to spine, titles gilt to red straight-grain morocco labels, floral tooling to compartments gilt. Volume I: 37 engraved illustrations, including frontispiece portrait, 5 plates, and 31 illustrations in text; one lithographic folding map by James Wyld. Volume II: 12 engraved illustrations, including frontispiece, 4 plates, and 7 illustrations in text; one lithographic folding map by James Wyld. Boards gently bowed, very light tanning to prelims and endmatter, mild offsetting from turn-ins to free endpapers. Volume I: one plate partially loose. Volume II: with near contemporary owner signatures of a John Petherick, likely a relative, to half-title and recto of frontispiece, mild foxing to the last three plates, short closed tear to final leaf of publisher's catalogue. An excellent set. First edition. John Petherick (1813-82) was a Welsh traveller and trader who travelled extensively in Egypt and Sudan during the 1840s and 1850s; journeys described in Petherick's previous book Egypt, the Soudan and Central Africa (1861). After two years back in Britain during which Petherick married his wife Katherine (1827-77), the couple returned to Sudan in 1861. Petherick assumed the role of British consul in Khartoum and was entrusted by the Royal Geographic Society to assist J. H. Speke and James Grant on their return trip from their search for the source of the Nile. As part of this mission, the Pethericks travelled up the Nile to the trading station Gondokoro with boats and supplies. However, 'when Speke became well overdue, the Pethericks headed into the interior on a trading expedition… Upon their return to Gondokoro, they found Speke and Grant in the company of Samuel Baker. Speke never forgave Petherick's absence, and the consul's reputation was badly tarnished' (Czech, p.129). Travels in Central Africa is based on notes, letters, and journal entries, most written by Katherine during the journey. Volume I mainly concerns the Nile journey to Gondokoro; Volume II contains numerous letters as well as details on local flora and fauna that the couple collected during their travels. With the 30 pages long publisher's catalogue at the end of Volume II.

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        The Poets of the Nineteenth Century

      London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1869. London - Frederick Warne and Co., 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A nicely illustrated collection of poems from the popular writers of the 1800s, in a full leather binding. New Edition. Featuring a portrait frontispiece. 'Illustrated with one hundred and thirty engravings, drawn by eminent artists, and engraved by the brothers Dalziel'. With a bookbinder's stamp for Bickers and Son, London, to the front free endpaper. Includes poems by Coleridge, Shelley, Wordsworth, Tennyson and Kingsley. Condition: In a full calf binding with gilt edges. Externally, very smart with just minor shelfwear only. Boards very slightly warped. Internally, firmly bound. Some light foxing and slight tidemarks to the endpapers but otherwise bright and clean. Ink inscription to first blank, dated 1883. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Praxe Brasileira.

      1869. Rare 1869 Brazilian Layman's Guide Ramalho, Joaquim Ignacio [1809-1902]. Praxe Brasileira. Sao Paulo: Typographia do Ypiranga, 1869. 708 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt ornaments and title to spine, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing to extremities, heavier rubbing to boards with some wear to corners, hinges cracked. Some browning to text, light foxing in a few places, chipping to edges of a few leaves. Early owner signatures and small lawyer's ownership stamp, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. This is a treatise on Brazilian civil procedure for layman. It is unusually comprehensive for a book of this kind and seems to have been written for elite members of society. A second edition was published in 1904. The Italian Library Union Catalogue lists an undated edition with identical pagination as the 1869 edition; it is dated 1867. OCLC locates 1 copy (at the Library of Congress, which also has a 1904 edition not listed on OCLC)..

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        Eisenerz

      . Eisenerz. Altkolorierte Tonlithographie v. J. Kollarz aus "Ansichten der Bergwerke von Eisenerz u. Mariazell." Wien, F. Paterno 1869, 25,5 x 36 cm - wir garantieren für die Echtheit. Nebehay-W. 313 / 7.- Sehr selten.- Im Ränder leicht stockfleckig.

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        Le livre et la petite bibliotheque d'amateur. Essai de critique, d'histoire et de philosophie morale sur l'amour des livres.

      Paris, Aubry, 1869.. circa 20,5 x 13,5 cm. 2 ff., XXII pp., 1 f., 447 pp., 5 extra plates bound in Red half-marocco around 1900 with decorated spine (signes Ch. Meunier; original wrapper bound in). Vicaire V, 1161: "tire a 300 ex." - Charming book about the love of books and collecting with many anecdotes and hints for collectors, including a bibliography. This copy with 5 additional engravings (3 different, 2 in 2 states) showing a collector at the quai des bouquinistes and other book-related scenes. The pretty binding by Charles Meunier (see Flety 128) shows and opened book, an owl, flowers etc.. - Nice copy, just a little rubbed, crisp and in a very elegant binding.

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        The Bab BalladsMuch Sound and Little Sense

      sp;- London - John Camden Hotten, 1869. sp;- London - John Camden Hotten, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition. A charming collection of these renowned nonsensical ballads from William Gilbert. First edition, originally published in the serial'Fun'. Adorned with various comic illustrations by the author. In writing the Bab Ballads, Gilbert developed his unique topsy-turvy style, where the humour was derived by setting up a ridiculous premise and working out its logical consequences, however absurd. The Ballads also reveal Gilbert's cynical and satirical approach to humour. They became famous on their own, as well as being a source for plot elements, characters and songs that Gilbert would recycle in the Gilbert and Sullivan operas. The Bab Ballads take their name from Gilbert's childhood nickname, and he later began to sign his illustrations Bab. Condition: In original cloth binding with gilt vignettes to the front board. Externally, lightly rubbed, with some minor wear to the extremities. Very small ink stain to the spine, as well as small corrective fluid spill to the front board. Internally, firmly bound, bright and generally clean, with only the odd spot. Earl of Dartmouth bookplates to the front pastedown. Overall: GOOD..

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        Bab Ballads; Much Sound and Little Sense [with:] More Bab Ballads

      London: [vol. I] John Camden Hotten; [vol. II] George Routledge, 1869; 1870. London: [vol. I] John Camden Hotten; [vol. II] George Routledge, 1869; 1870. First Editions, first issue of first volume, with Hotten imprint. 2 vols., Small 4to. Illustrated by the Author. Bound in original green bevelled cloth, stamped in gilt, a.e.g. Very Good. Bookplate of John Quinn in second title

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