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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1869 - 1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac, Facsimile Wrappers

      1869. On offer here is an 1869 Wisden Cricketers Almanac in entirely original condition apart from the facsimile wrappers. 1869 is commonly regarded as the second scarcest Wisden after the 1875 edition. The copy on offer here has been recently fitted with facsimile wrappers which are in excellent, as new condition. The remainder of the book is entirely original. The title page has the odd very minor mark and the contents page has a little, very light foxing as does the last page - at page 120. Apart from this the contents are in absolutely immaculate, clean condition - original, unmarked and clean. A really excellent example of a very scarce year.

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        PHANTASMAGORIA AND OTHER POEMS

      - CARROLL,LEWIS. PHANTASMAGORIA AND OTHER POEMS. London: Macmillan 1869. 8vo (5 x 7"), 202p., beautifully bound by Riviere in full blue calf with extensive gilt tooling on spine, gilt rules on covers, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt and with the original covers bound in. First edition, first issue with p.94 printed correctly, in Fine condition. THIS COPY IS INSCRIBED BY DODGSON ON THE FLYLEAF: "To the Very Rev. the Dean of Westminster with the author's kind regards, Jan. 1869." Arthur Penrhyn Stanley was a noted scholar, author and Dean of Westminster from 1864 until his death in 1881. Dodgson and Stanley were acquaintances at Oxford and later were mutually friendly with Henry Liddell, the father of Alice Liddell for whom Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was written. Although Stanley was a controversial figure, he was close to members of the royal family and his wife was closely associated with Queen Victoria. Dodgson photographed Stanley and that photo is now in the National Portrait Gallery (UK). This is a beautiful copy of a solid association copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Travels in Central Africa and Explorations of the Western Nile Tributaries [ Complete in 2 Volumes ]

      London: Tinsley Brothers , 1869. Complete in 2 volumes. Books measure 8 3/4 x 6 inches. Collation, xx,331,1pp, xiii,3, 271,1pp. Volume 1, 35 illustrations, 1 single page map, [ lacking 2 plates, Deserted Shillook Villages, Arrival at Gondokoro, ]. Volume 2, 10 illustrations, 1 single page map. Bound in half calf. Both volume rebacked, retaining the original marble boards, raised bands, leather title labels. Boards lightly rubbed on edges, with minor abrasion wear. Both bindings in very good clean firm condition. Internally, Royal United Service library label on fixed endpaper of each volume. Occasional blind stamp, mainly to plates, number in ink on both title pages, 1 map nick on edge, with short tear, map becoming loose. Pages and plates in good clean condition. A nice set, in good solid bindings. . First Edition. Half Calf. 8vo.

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        Journal of a visit to Egypt, Constantinople, the Crimea, Greece, &c. in the suite of the Prince and Princess of Wales.London, Smith, Elder and co., 1870. 8vo. Contemporary gold-blocked purple cloth, bound by "Burn and co.".

      - A. Cross, In the land of the Romanovs 185; cf. Ibrahim-Hilmy I, p. 277. Second edition of an account of a cruise on the yacht Ariadne to Egypt, Constantinople, Crimea and Greece, made by the prince and princess of Wales in 1869. The travelogue was written by the Swedish Theresa Grey (1837-1901), who accompanied the princess. She describes the voyage day by day, sometimes giving just short remarks on the weather, other days narrating all the events of that day. The majority of the book deals with Egypt, describing their arrival at Alexandria and Cairo, their voyage up and down the Nile, the river's cataracts, the Suez Canal and more. Grey gives a vivid portrayal of Cairo at that time, describing her visits to Muhammad Ali's mosque, various gardens and museums, shopping at the Bazaar, a horse-race, visits to the wife of the Pasha, the viceroy's harem and other important figures, a wedding, and much more. After Egypt the journey continues to Constantinople (Istanbul), the Crimea, mentioning the ruins from the Crimean War, and Greece, visiting Athens and Corfu.In very good condition, only a few tiny spots. Spine discoloured.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1869 - 1869 Wisden Rebind without Covers - Rare 6th Edition.

      1869. Hi, This lot is an 1869 Wisden , Rebound without the original covers, this is known as the third rarest , or possibly joint second with the 1864 , behind the 1875 and you see many 1870s for each 1869. This rebind is in Very Good condition, the sixth edition of Wisden. The book is in very good condition, the red binding/boards are a bit old and worn but the book inside is in very good condition with very clean pages and minimal spotting, gilt to the spine. A small trimming at an angle to the tp of the book but not close to any text at all, it is a nice tall book. A superb book.

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        Eigenh. Brief mit U.

      Berlin, 13. II. 1869. - 1 S. 8vo. In polnischer Sprache an einen Freund, bei dem er sich für die verspätete Antwort entschuldigt. Berichtet über die geplante Reise nach Lemberg (Lwow), wo er im April literarische Vorträge halten wolle. Wenn er duch Breslau komme, werde er nicht versäumen, den Freund zu besuchen. - Mit Stempel des "Archiv Schöppl" auf der Recto-Seite.

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        A History of Greece. From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation Contemporary with Alexander the Great. A New Edition. In Twelve Volumes. With Portrait, Maps, and Plans.

      London, John Murray, 1869 (New ed.).. 12 volumes. Hardback, 7 x 4.5 inches. In full tree-calf leather bindings, twin red leather spine labels lettered in gilt, with raised and gilt banding and decoration to spines. Gilt decorations to board edges and blind embossed inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Gilt vignette to front board of vol.1. “Rugby School.” In very good conditions. Some rubbing and shelf wear to edges and boards. Corners and ends of spines bumped and rubbed, a couple of bumps to edges. Partial darkening to front board vol.1. Some fading/darkening to spines. Some minor darkening and small spots to endpapers and light stain to top half of frontis portrait. Bookplates to front endpaper of vol.1. Some neat pencil notes to page margins. Else inside pages and plates very clean and tight throughout. Illustrated with an engraved frontis portrait, and folding Maps and Plans.

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        Dictionnaire universel d’histoire naturelle.

      Paris, Renard, Martinet, Langlois , 1867-1869. - 17 volumes in-8 dont 14 de texte et 3 de planches. Inversion de nombreuses planches, quelques planches légèrement brunies, légères traces de crayon à une 10aine d'autres. Joli demi-maroquin rouge à coins, dos à nerfs ornés de filets à froid, titre doré. Reliure de l’époque. Les 3 volumes d’atlas contiennent 340 planches gravées sur acier par Corbié, Fournier, Lebrun, Legrand , d’après les dessins de Baron, Blanchard, Maubert, Meunier,Oudart, Prêtre, Susemihl, Traviès, Vaillant Très bel exemplaire relié en demi-maroquin rouge de l’époque. Complet des planches.

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        The Malay Archipelago: the land of the Orang-Utan, and the Bird of Paradise; a Narrative of Travel with Studies of Man and Nature,

      London, 1869 - SECOND EDITION, 9 maps and 51 illustrations, 2 vols, sm. 8vo, original green cloth,In this work Wallace records briefly the main results of eight years explorations. He travelled approximately 14,000 miles within the Archipelago, and collected over 125,000 specimens of natural history, mammals, reptiles, birds, shells and insects.His journey over sixty in number are summarised geographically; zoologically and ethnographically in five sections, 1. The Indo-Malay Islands, 2. The Timor Group, 3. Celebes, Sulu and Bouton, 4. The Moluccan and Banda Group, 5. Papuan Islands.The first section contains an account of Malacca and Mount Ophir in 1854, and of Singapore Town and Island as seen during several visits, 1854-62 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Sulle cellule globulifere del midollo delle ossa. Nota del Dott. G. Bizzozero.

      Gazetta Medica Italiana - Lombario, N.24, anno 1869, 8, (3, (1) pp. mit Stempel von Prof. Dr. Alexander Rollett". Extrem rare offprint! "In una comunicazione preventiva del Prof. E. Neumann pubblicata nel 'Centralblatt f. med. Wissensch. Del 17 aprilee risguardante alcune alterazioni patologiche del midollo si contengono le seguenti linee. 'La formazione nel midollo di cellule che contengono glubluli rossi non è (contro la opinione di Bizzozero) .""Haematopoiesis in the bone marrow. Before his graduation, Bizzozero began to investigate the histology of bone marrow. At that time, there were two main views on the functions of this tissue, which dated back to the ancient time of Hippocrates and Aristotle. According to these views, the bone marrow either constituted an 'excrement' of the bone (excrementum ossium), or, on the contrary, it represented its nutritional 'matrix'. Bizzozero discovered a particular kind of nucleated red cell in this tissue, and he considered these cells to be the precursors of the mature red cells of the circulating blood. Moreover, he realized that bone marrow is the site of production of white blood cells and also exerts a role, like the spleen, in the destruction of old cellular elements. Bizzozero's conclusions were confirmed by experiments of bleeding under controlled conditions, carried out on chickens and pigeons, which amplified the blood-cell-forming phenomenon in bone marrow.The finding that bone marrow was able to produce blood was also made at the same time by the Prussian haematologist Ernst Neumann, a professor at the University of Königsberg, who published part of his results in 1868, a month before the Italian researcher." Paolo Mazzarello, Alessandro L. Calligaro & Alberto Calligaro: Timeline: Giulio Bizzozero: a pioneer of cell biology. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 2 (2001/10), pp.776-784

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        Nouvelles moscovites : Le Juif. - Pétouchkof. - Le chien. - Apparitions. - Annouchka. - Le brigadier. - Histoire du lieutenant Yergounof

      - Jules Hetzel & Cie, Paris s.d. (1869), 11x17cm, relié. - Prima edizione della traduzione francese di Prosper Mérimée (per i primi quattro piani) e Ivan Turgenev (gli altri tre). Binding la metà di pecora marrone in piccoli angoli, torna con quattro scopi nervi fissati con ghirlande dorate e decorate con reti dorate, fregi d'oro testa e la coda, piatti, carta marmorizzata vincolante contemporanea. Molto raro autografo firmato da Ivan Tourgueneff. timbro Biblioteca stampato su una guardia, ritagliata copia con leggera perdita di lettere sulla autografo regolarmente, macchie rare. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale de la traduction française établie par Prosper Mérimée (pour les quatre premières nouvelles) et par Ivan Tourgueneff (pour les trois autres). Reliure en demi basane marron à petits coins, dos à quatre fins nerfs sertis de guirlandes dorées et orné de filets dorés, frises dorées en tête et en queue, plats de papier marbré, reliure de l'époque. Très rare envoi autographe signé d'Ivan Tourgueneff. Tampon imprimé de bibliothèque sur une garde, exemplaire rogné avec légère perte de lettres sur l'envoi autographe comme régulièrement, rares rousseurs.

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        Membership Certificate to the Royal Company of Archers, Issued to British Politician Lord George Francis Hamilton, a Printed Document Completed in Manuscript, with the Original Double-Sided Red Wax Seal.

      Edinburgh, 1869. Member's Certificate with Original Red Wax Seal, in remarkable condition and contained in its round tin clamshell case, fastened to the document with a forest green satin ribbon. Document measures 28 x 35 cm. Seal measures approximately 5,5 cm in diameter. Round tin box measures 6 cm in diameter. Housed in a recent purpose-made grey cloth clamshell box measuring 40 x 37,5 x 3,5 cm, for extra protection. Pendant ribbbon holding the seal gingerly, otherwise in Very Good Condition. The Royal Company of Archers was privately established in the seventeenth century, made into a Royal Company by Queen Anne in 1704. Consisting largely of Lords, Barons, and notable men, the company was given an important role in 1822 during the reign of King George IV - to provide a personal bodyguard to the King on his visit to Scotland. Its membership remains privy to the high ranking and upper class, including senior military officers, politicians, and nobles. Today it is a ceremonial unit which continues to serves as the Sovereign's Bodyguard in Scotland, and now known as the Queen's Bodyguard For Scotland. Lord George Francis Hamilton, GCSI PC JP (1845-1927) was a British Conservative and Unionist Party politician of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who served as First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for India. He served with the Rifle Brigade and Coldstream Guards, achieving the rank of lieutenant. He began his political career as was Member of Parliament for Middlesex between in 1868. According to this document, he became a member of the Royal Company of Archers the following year.. Manuscript.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1869. Sixth Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 192 pp. Small 8vo. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. Thirteenth-Thousandth, second printing of the sixth edition (the first to be printed from electrotypes) as per Lovett [7]. In a contemporary fine binding by Zaehnsdorf, 3/4 rich red leather with all edges gilt, gold lettering and five raised bands on the spine, and marbled boards and endpapers. A beautiful example of an early printing of this beloved children's classic. A Near Fine book with scattered minor age toning and smudges, discreet professional strengthening to the joints, and a tiny tear to the first leaf after the title page.

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        Reise der Oesterreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde, in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859

      Artist: Scherzer Dr von Karl; issued in: Vienna; date: ca / 1870 1869 - - technic: Wood engraving; - colorit: ; - condition: Binding in hardcover with leather embossed in gold; - size (in cm): 24,5 x 17,5; - description: The two volumes depicts the travel of the frigate Novara from expedition report Voyage of the Austrian Frigate Novara around the Earth (1861?1876), published in 21 volumes written over 15 years. Two volumes: Book one: describes and shows on 600 pages the travel from Triest to Gibraltar, Madeira, Rio de Janeiro, Cape of Good Hope, the islands St. Paul, Amsterdam, Ceylon, Madras, Nikobarischen islands, Singapore, Java and Manila. It contains 1 title page, 3 folded maps ( Nikobar islands, St. Pauli slands in the indian ocean, world direction map). Book two: describes and shows on 642 pages the travel from Hongkong, Schanghai, island Punnipet, Coral island Sikanana, Sidney, Auckland, Tahiti, Valparaiso, Gibraltar to Triest. ;3 folded maps (Teifun near Formosa, island Java toTofo island, America and the Atlantic ocean. ;;;;SMS Novara was a sail frigate of the Austro-Hungarian Navy most noted for sailing the globe for the Novara Expedition of 1857?1859 and, later for carrying Archduke Maximilian and wife Carlota to Veracruz in May 1864 to become Emperor and Empress of Mexico. The Novara Expedition (1857?1859) was the first large-scale scientific, around-the-world mission of the Austrian Imperial navy. In April 1864, SMS Novara had the important task of carrying Archduke Maximilian and his wife Charlotte to Veracruz, in the Americas, for their establishment as the new Emperor and Empress of Mexico during the Second Mexican Empire. Novara arrived at Veracruz, Mexico on 28 May 1864. SMS Novara saw active service during the Battle of Lissa which took place on 20 July 1866 in the Adriatic Sea near the island of Vis (Italian: Lissa). SMS Novara belonged to Admiral Wilhelm von Tegetthoff's 2nd Division, commanded by Baron Anton von Petz, which consisted mainly of wooden steam warships. 'Novara's commander, Erik af Klint, was killed in the engagement. The battle was a decisive victory for an outnumbered Austrian Empire force over a superior Italian force. It was the first major sea battle between ironclads and one of the last to involve deliberate ramming. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

      London: Macmillan and Co, 1869. Sixth Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 192 pp. Small 8vo. With forty-two illustrations by John Tenniel. Thirteenth-Thousandth, second printing of the sixth edition (the first to be printed from electrotypes) as per Lovett [7]. In a contemporary fine binding by Zaehnsdorf, 3/4 rich red leather with all edges gilt, gold lettering and five raised bands on the spine, and marbled boards and endpapers. A beautiful example of an early printing of this beloved children's classic. A Near Fine book with scattered minor age toning and smudges, discreet professional strengthening to the joints, and a tiny tear to the first leaf after the title page.

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        The Subjection of Women

      London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1869. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 188pp. Original dark yellow cloth titled in gil and stamped in blind. brown coated endpapers. Contemporary penciled ownership signature, old library stamp front fly, boards a little smudge and spine a bit uniformly darkened, spine ends a bit worn, very good. A tight, unrestored, and unrepaired copy. Mill's final great political and philosophical tract, promulgating his support for women's rights. A high spot of the subject.

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        Les rues de Marseille.

      Marseille, E. Camoin, 1867-1869, demi-chagrin de l'époque. -Manque de papier dans la marge ext. de 1 f. du tome 5 sans atteinte du texte, qq. rousseurs. -Bel exemplaire, bien relié. - 5 volumes in-8 de 1 portrait-420 pp. ; 470 pp. ; 457-(2) pp. ; 468 pp. et 505 pp. ; Tome 5, pp. [435] à 501 : Table alphabétique et analytique des matières.Edition originale.

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        Wolfsmensch - Hairy Man

      Bourne & Shepherd Photographers India CDV - Kartonkärtchen mit aufgezogenem alten Foto, um 1869 / 1870. - Auf Rückseite von Hand mit Bleistift beschriftet : \"Hairy Man\". - Format ca. 10,2 x. 6,2 cm. Guter Zustand, eine absolute Rarität. -- Exemplar stammt aus dem Vorlass eines Botschafters i. R., aus dem Familienbesitz. (Der Urgroßvater war ein leidenschaftlicher Fotograf.) -- Bankverbindungen in Österreich und Deutschland. --- Als Hypertrichose oder Hypertrichosis bezeichnet man das Symptom einer über das übliche Maß an geschlechtsspezifischer Behaarung hinausgehenden Haardichte bzw. eine Behaarung an sonst stets unbehaarten Stellen. Die Hypertrichose kann lokal begrenzt an einzelnen Stellen auftreten (beispielsweise als behaarter Naevus pilosus, Tierfellnävus) oder den gesamten Körper mit Ausnahme der Fußsohlen und Handflächen betreffen. Letzteres kann als angeborenes Syndrom bei Fortbestehen der fetalen Lanugohaare auftreten (Hypertrichosis congenita lanuginosa, Hypertrichosis universalis congenita) und bietet dann das medizinhistorische Bild der sogenannten \"Wolfsmenschen\". - Seit dem Mittelalter sind nicht mehr als 50 Fälle von Wolfsmenschen dokumentiert. Sie galten als menschliche Kuriositäten, wurden öffentlich zur Schau gestellt. Noch zu Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts reiste der in Polen geborene Stephan Bibrowsky als Zirkusattraktion \"Lionel der Löwenmensch\" durch die Welt. Versand D: 12,00 EUR CdV carte de visite Visitformat Visitkarton Vintage Albumen Wolf Human

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        The Substitution of Similars, The True Principle of Reasoning, Derived from a Modification of Aristotle's Dictum.

      London: Macmillan and Co,, 1869. Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards ruled in blind, red sprinkled edges. Diagram frontispiece. Ownership inscription of American lawyer and politician William Travers Jerome dated 24 May 1882 to front free endpaper. Spine faded, extremities worn, corners bumped, lower front board creased and a few marks to rear board, hinges cracked but firm, endpapers lightly foxed, a very good copy. First edition of the economist, logician, and philosopher's most popular and accessible work. "At the end of 1866 Jevons had begun 'thinking about logic again seriously' and considered grafting some developments on to the modified version of Boole's system that he had published in 1863. In the next two months the idea that 'the great and universal principle of all reasoning' was the substitution of similars became central to his thinking. With this in mind he decided to 'produce a work which will not only embody a new and luminous system but will be readable and read by many' (Papers, 1.209–10) ... in 1869 he published The Substitution of Similars, a short work presenting the essence of his system of logic as he now saw it 'to the judgement of those interested in logical science'" (ODNB).

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        The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the Orang-utan, and the Bird of Paradise A Narrative of Travel, with Studies of Man and Nature

      New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1869. First American edition. Octavo (21 cm). Brown, gilt-stamped, pebbled cloth; xii, [1], 14-638 pp., [2] pp, adverts; 51 woodcuts; 10 maps, two folding. One of the classics of Victorian naturalism, the Malay Archipelago is, in Wallace’s own words, the result of “eight years of wanderings among the largest and most luxuriant islands which adorn our earth’s surface.” He traveled across current day Java, Borneo, Sumatra, Sulawesi, The Philippines, Bali, Timor, Papua New Guinea and many more islands in between. First published in England by Macmillan in March, 1860, in two octavo vols., this first American ed. was condensed into one volume. Minimal chipping to crown and a 1.5" split to cloth along the bottom front joint; unobtrusive dampstaining to the corner of the ffep and frontis recto, no other pages affected; prelims are foxed. A better-than-average copy of a book typically seen in disrepair.

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        Principes de droit civil.

      - Bruxelles et Paris, 1869-1878, voll. 33, in-8, legatura in mezza pelle marrone con iscrizioni, filetti e fregi in oro sui dorsi, tagli spruzzati. Qualche sporadica sottolineatura a matita ai voll. 1, 2, 6, 11 e 15. Bell'esemplare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Ten'ichibo and Ooka Echizen no Kami

      Edo, Japan This work is a beautiful yakusha-e (kabuki actors' print) triptych. The instant print groups four actors on a total of three sheets. Artist: Morikawa Chikashige (fl. 1869-1882). Title: Ten'ichibo and Ooka Echizen no kami, The Judgment of Ten'ichibo by magistrate Ooka, governor of Echizen. Publ.: Not deciphered but name/address of artist and of publisher believed listed in left-hand panel. Date: Meiji. Believed to be Meiji 6/1873, but possibly later. Almost certainly an early pull of the first edition. Size: (HxW) 14.75" x 9.8" (each of 3 pieces) of triptych. Oban tate-e. Signature: Ichikawa Chikashige hitsu, with toshidama seal. Condition: Near Fine impression and state. No creasing observed. Immensely clean, front and back, save for occasional very small color blotches, quite minor. Sharp, occasionally broken key block lines and with well-registered colors. Vibrant aniline dye colors, slight color transfer. As to color choices, green, red, blue and yellow-ochre dominating. It is said of Chikashige's contemporary Kunichika, "In some works from this period [1870s] Kunichika used the aniline dyes identified with the 'era of civilization and enlightenment' as a wash for the entire background plane," and that is the case here, with red and green, in this particular triptych by Chikashige. Untrimmed top and left margins. Virtually no soiling. Unbacked. Over all a Very Good Plus triptych. Comments: The character of Ten'ichibo dominating the lower center of the triptych and with magistrate Ooka dominating the right panel. With the actors striking vivid mie or poses. From the earlier legends regarding Ooka Echizen and from the play Ten'ichibo Ooka seidan (Magistrate Ooka and the case of Ten'ichibo) by the kabuki playwright Kawatake Mokuami (1816-1893). With the title Echizen no Kami (Governor of Echizen or Lord of the Echizen), he is often known as Ooka Echizen. He was highly respected as an incorruptible judge. Ten'ichibo, for his part, was variously treated by legend as a charlatan and a rogue or, contrariwise, as a sincere if naïve young man.. Presumed First Edition. Very Good Plus. Illus. by Chikashige. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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        Les Pensées. Histoire, Culture, Multiplication, Emploi

      J. Rothschild, Librairie De La société Botanique De France, Paris 1869 - Barillet était le Jardinier en Chef de la Ville de Paris. L'ouvrage est orné de nombreuses vignettes, 52p, et 25 chromolithographies (protégées de serpentes), sur papier cartonné portant de très légères rousseurs). Ces chromolithographies ont été exécutées d'après les spécimens de F. Lesemann, Jardinier en Chef à Hietzing, près Vienne. Ouvrage tiré à 200 exemplaires à l'Imprimerie Impériale d'Autriche, publié sous la direction de J. Rothschild. Demi maroquin brun à coins, plats marbrés très lég frottés, dos à nerfs, tête dorée, couverture éditeur bleue conservée. Size: In Folio

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        Little Women / Or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy

      Roberts Brothers, Boston 1869 - Green cloth with titles in gilt ovals with Greek borders to both spine and front board. Hinges and chocolate brown endpapers are lovely; small previous owner's address label to top corner of FFE. Corners starting to show some rub. The tissue-protected frontispiece and the three internal B&W illustrations (all by the author) are firmly in place. Copyright 1868, but title page dated 1869. Christmas 1869 gift inscription to first blank. Final page states "End of Part First. / Part Second, completing 'Little Women,' is published in a volume to match this." (Part Second dates from 1869.) 341 pp. followed by 10 pp. publishers' ads. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Elogio accademico del Prof. Cav. Carlo Gemmellaro letto all'Accademia Gioenia di scienze naturali nella seduta straordinaria del di 2 dicembre 1868 dal Dott. Andrea Aradas

      Stabilimento Tipografico C. Galatola, 1869. in 4° - pp.193 - Cartonata - Incisione raffigurante ritratto di Carlo Gemmellaro in antiporta

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        L'Ornement polychrome. Art ancien et asiatique, Moyen-Age, Renaissance, XVII et XVIII siècle [Première & deuxième série]

      Firmin Didot, sd (1869 - 1872). Première série : un volume in-folio, plein maroquin éditeur brun richement orné, au dos d'une frise monumentale, d'un médaillon central au premier plat dans un bel encadrement de guirlandes et filets noir & or, au second plat d'une arabesque de fleurs, dentelles en contreplats, tranches dorées, IV- 60 pp. & 100 planches chromolithographiées (par Lemercier), suivie chacune d'un faux-feuillet de notice descriptive. Quelques rousseurs au texte, humidité marginale in fine des notices, les planches sont préservées. Deuxième série : 10 fascicules in-folio, en feuilles, sous chemise d'édition pleine percaline rouge, couverture bleue de livraison, 2 ff. (table et préface), 120 planches chromolithographiées avec des notices explicatives. Humidité marginale, en continue pour le texte, éparses et discrètes pour les planches. Edition originale, rare complète des deux séries de cette superbe publication, source majeure pour les arts décoratifs.

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        Travels in the Central Caucasus and Bashan, including Visits to Ararat and Tabreez and Ascents of Kazbek and Elbruz

      London, Longmans, Green, 1869. Octavo, xvi, 510, [2] (publisher's advertisements) pages with 16 illustrations plus a colour frontispiece, 4 plates and 3 folding maps. Original gilt-pictorial cloth a little scuffed and slightly rubbed at the extremities, with minor wear to the corners and the ends of the (sunned) spine; blemish to the cloth at the head of the front cover (where an old paper library label was removed long ago); top marginal corner of the frontispiece a little creased and dusty; overall a very good copy. With the early name-plate of Edward Charles Stirling.

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        A Selection of His Works.

      Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer, London., 1869-1877. Various editions. The following volumes are separate editions and not part of a collected edition but they have been uniformly and handsomely bound in half brown crushed morocco with raised bands, gilt decorated spines, marbled boards, endpapers and edges. They comprise five of the seven main titles in Mill's oeuvre. 1) On Liberty. 1869. Fourth edition. Small octavo. 207 pages.2) Principles of Political Economy, with some of their applications to social philosophy. 1871. Seventh edition. Octavo. Two volumes. pp xvi, 617; xvi, 608. 3) Autobiography. 1874. Fourth edition. Octavo. pp vi, 325. 4) A System of Logic Ratiocinative and Inductive, being a connected view of the principles of evidence and the methods of scientific investigation. 1875. Ninth edition. Octavo. Two volumes. pp xx, 563; xvi, 557.5) Utilitarianism. 1877. Sixth edition. Octavo. pp [vi], 96. Spines very lightly scuffed. A near fine group.

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        On the Origin of Species, by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life

      London: John Murray, 1869. Fifth edition, (tenth thousand). 8vo. (xxiv), 596 pp. Contemporary tan full calf, sometime rebacked to style, spine with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to two panels and dated at the foot, endpapers and all edges marbled. Folding chart. Thin black line in ink to the half title, an attractive copy. Freeman, 387.

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        Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism

      London: Smith, Elder and Company, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. (Dated 1869 on title page.) lx, 272pp. Original brown cloth lettered in gilt, brown endpapers. Very Good+ with light edge wear and rubbing to cloth, a few small bumps, front and rear hinges a little tender due to heavy boards, former owner's name in pencil on verso of front free endpaper. Tiny wrinkle to page 88. Internally very clean. A very nice copy of the extremely influential Victorian book of criticism contrasting culture ("a study of perfection") with the barbarous, democratic chaos of its opposite.

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        [Brockhaus] Bilder-Atlas. 2., vollständig umgearbeitete Auflage. 8 Tafel- und 2 Textbände. Mit 498 von 500 Tafeln. Leipzig: 1869-1875.

      [Brockhaus] Bilder-Atlas. Ikonographische Encyklopädie der Wissenschaften und Künste. Ein Ergänzungswerk zu jedem Conversations-Lexikon. 2., vollständig umgearbeitete Auflage. Mit 498 von 500, darunter 28 doppelblattgroße Tafeln in Stahlstich, Holzschnitt und Lithographie, wovon 64 farbig. Leipzig: Brockhaus, o.J. (Tafelbde.) [1869-1874] bzw. 1875 (Textbde.). Quer-2° (Tafelbde. 1-7) u. 2° (Tafelbd. 8); Lex-4° (Textbde.). 8 Tafel- und 2 Textbände. Bd. 1: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 43 Taf.; Bd. 2: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 43 Taf. 82 (v. 83) Taf.; Bd. 3: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 83 Taf.; Bd. 4: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 52 (v. 53) Taf.; Bd. 5: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 83 Taf.; Bd. 6: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 55 Taf.; Bd. 7: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 41 Taf.; Bd. 8: [Titelbl.], [Bl. m. Inhaltsverz.], 56 Taf. (28 Doppelbl.); Textbd. 1: [6], 24, 60, 132, 231, 82, 40, 96, 48 S.; Textbd. 2: [6], 102, 50, 60, 61, 38, 34,132, 100, 102, 129, 89 (Universalregister f. a. Bde.) Seiten. Originale rote Leinenbände des Verlags mit goldgeprägtem und floral verziertem Deckel- und Rückentitel sowie ornamentaler Deckelblindprägung (Tafelbde., Bd. 3 in neutralem, schwarzem Halbleinenband) und braune private Halblederbände der Zeit mit ornamentalem Rückengoldtitel, farbigem Kopf- und Marmorschnitt Zweite und letzte, „nach einem ganz neuen Plane durchgeführten" Auflage dieser monumentalen Enzyklopädie in Bildern, wie sie seinerzeit nur der Großverlag Brockhaus, mit seinem 1843 eigens für solche Unternehmungen gegründeten, auf Stahldruck und Lithografie spezialisierten graphischen Betrieb bewältigen konnte. Auf Tausenden von Abbildungen wird der aktuelle Wissensstand in den Gebieten Mathematik, Physik, Astronomie, Geologie, Anatomie, Zoologie, Botanik, Mineralogie, Mechanik, Chemie, Bauwesen, Bergbau, Land- und Hauswirtschaft, Militärwesen, Seefahrt, Plastik, Malerei, Architektur, Kulturgeschichte, Ethnographie und Geographie dargelegt. Mit der Leitung des an Diderots und D'Alemberts berühmter Mutter aller modernen Nachschlagewerke, der »Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers« (1751-1780), orientierten Großprojekts wurde Bernhard Siegfried, der Leiter der hauseigenen technisch-graphischen Betriebe betraut. Das zunächst in 20. Lieferungen und später auch in Verlagseinbänden und Separatausgabe erschienene Werk war so erfolgreich, dass auch englische, russische, schwedische und holländische Ausgaben auf den Markt kamen. Der Bilder-Atlas hatte die Aufgabe „... die hervorragenden Erscheinungen der Natur, Wissenschaft und Kunst aus dem Gesichtspunkte des allgemeinen Bildungszwecks für das Auge zur Anschauung zu bringen und somit nicht blos wichtige Artikel des Conversations-Lexikon graphisch erläutert, sondern ein systematisch angeordnetes Bilderwerk bildet, das die Idee des Conversations-Lexikon auf dem Gebiete der zeichnenden Künste durchzuführen sucht." Es fehlen Bd. 2, Taf. 29 u. Bd. 4, Taf. 22. Bindung von Bd. 4 und geringer auch von Bd. 7 gelöst, beide Einbände an den Kapitale eingerissen, Einbände allgemein an den Ecken und Kanten etwas berieben und bestoßen, Rücken zum Teil gering gebleicht, die Tafeln mitunter stock- und fingerfleckig, einige wenige auch wasserrandig und gebräunt, insgesamt kompakter, bis auf 2 Tafeln kompletten Satz dieses für den deutschen Sprachraum im 19. Jh. wohl singulären enzyklopädischen Projekts. Biblioteca Lexicorum 49 (auch Zit.) u. 48 (f. d. Ausg. v. 1849).

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        Beiträge zur Lehre von den Functionen der Nervencentren des Frosches.

      Berlin, August Hirschwald, 1869, 8, 130 pp., 8 Holzschnitte, feiner Pappband. First Edition of a classic in physiology! "Goltz's first book describing his ablation experiments on frogs! Friedrich Goltz (1834-1902), a pupil of Helmholtz "made important observations on the decerebrate frog. He showed it to posess no volitional powers except after stimulation, no memory and no intelligence. His experiments on frogs deprived of their spinal cords, showed them to have intelligence but lessened powers of co-ordination and adaptation." Garrison & Morton No.1364Rothschuh No.1420Rothschuh No.1509

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        Sur la condition de la femme au Japon. Paris, Amyot, éditeur de la Société d'Ethnographie, (printed by: Sordoillet et fils, Nancy), 1869. 8vo. With woodcut vignette on title-page. Publisher's printed paper wrappers.

      Cordier, Japonica, col. 601; WorldCat (1 copy). Rare offprint of an article on the social position of women in Japan, originally published in Mémoires de la Société d'Ethnographie, no. 5 (1869) and here separately published with its own page count, title-page, printed wrappers etc. It describes the subordinate position of Japanese girls and women, the skills they learn at home (since they weren't allowed to go to school), marriage and divorce, their role as a mother, the Japanese idea of "a beautiful woman", etc. The author also comments on the "filles publiques" (prostitutes) and iro-zato (red-light districts) of Japan.Slightly browned and a small corner of the wrapper torn off. Good copy.

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        Galerij van roomsche beelden of Beeldendienst der XIX eeuw. Dordrecht, Blussé en Van Braam, 1824.

      8º: pi1 * 6 A*-C* 8 D* 2 A-Z 8 2A 6, gepag. 12, 52, 378 [2] pp. Gegraveerde titelpagina met vignet (een crucifix met de spreuk In hoc signo vinces), een uitslaande plaat met de 'Plegtige Ommegang te Scherpenheuvel ter eere van de Lieve Vrouwe' (gesigneerd: a l'E.F.) en een plaat met de afbeelding van Onze Lieve Vrouw van Kevelaar. Oorspronkelijk omslag, bijeengehouden met plakband. Saalmink II, p.1869 Bosman, De lotgevallen van Justus Gerardus Swaving (1784-1835) in de West, in: Literatuur 11 (1994) 6; Möller Conradie, Hollandse skrywers uit Suid-Afrika. 'n Kultuur-historiese studie deel I (1652-1875) (Pretoria 1934); Van Valkenburg, 'Voorouders in Berbice', in: Jaarboek Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie 1983, 258-266 F & vd B p.773 Plantagehouder in Berbice (het huidige Guyana), zakenman in New York, beroepsmilitair in Nederland en tenslotte interpreteur translateur van het Hooge Geregts-hof aan de Kaap de Goede Hoop, dat zijn de belangrijkste beroepsbezigheden geweest van de domineeszoon Justus Gerardus Swaving (Naarden 1784 - Kaapstad 1835), een avontuurlijk aangelegd, ontwikkeld en verlicht man die bovendien over een uitstekende pen beschikte. Swaving begon zijn schrijverscarrière met deze 'Galerij van roomsche beelden', een fel anti-katholiek geschrift waarin de roomse heiligenverering belachelijk wordt gemaakt. Hij verhaalt van wonderdadige hosties, Maria-beelden en crucifixen en eindigt met een aanval op met name de Zuid-Nederlandse godsdienstleraren, wier drukste werkzaamheden bestaan, in het langs de straten drentelen met hostiën of opgesmukte Maria-beelden en andere snuisterijen, waarmede zij de Godheid, naar hun zeggen, vereeren, en waardoor zij zand pogen te strooijen in de oogen van het bijgeloovig en dom gemeen.

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        Unmusikalische Noten zu Richard Wagner's "Judenthum in der Musik".

      München, Neuburger & Kolb. 1869 - 15 S. OBrosch. Zuschreibung durch Alfred Sendrey 1951. - Gbrsp., kl. Randläsuren, leicht stockfleckig. - Selten. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Membership Certificate to the Royal Company of Archers, Issued to British Politician Lord George Francis Hamilton, a Printed Document Completed in Manuscript, with the Original Double-Sided Red Wax Seal.

      Edinburgh 1869 - Member's Certificate with Original Red Wax Seal, in remarkable condition and contained in its round tin clamshell case, fastened to the document with a forest green satin ribbon. Document measures 28 x 35 cm. Seal measures approximately 5,5 cm in diameter. Round tin box measures 6 cm in diameter. Housed in a recent purpose-made grey cloth clamshell box measuring 40 x 37,5 x 3,5 cm, for extra protection. Pendant ribbbon holding the seal gingerly, otherwise in Very Good Condition. The Royal Company of Archers was privately established in the seventeenth century, made into a Royal Company by Queen Anne in 1704. Consisting largely of Lords, Barons, and notable men, the company was given an important role in 1822 during the reign of King George IV - to provide a personal bodyguard to the King on his visit to Scotland. Its membership remains privy to the high ranking and upper class, including senior military officers, politicians, and nobles. Today it is a ceremonial unit which continues to serves as the Sovereign's Bodyguard in Scotland, and now known as the Queen's Bodyguard For Scotland. Lord George Francis Hamilton, GCSI PC JP (1845-1927) was a British Conservative and Unionist Party politician of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who served as First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for India. He served with the Rifle Brigade and Coldstream Guards, achieving the rank of lieutenant. He began his political career as was Member of Parliament for Middlesex between in 1868. According to this document, he became a member of the Royal Company of Archers the following year.

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        Les faux ménages. Comédie en quatre actes en vers -

      Michel Lévy Frères 1869 -, Paris - 1 volume In-8 140 pp. Représentée pour la première fois, à Paris, sur le Théâtre-Français, par les comédiens ordinaires de l'Empereur, le 7 Janvier 1869.Reliure plein maroquin marron. Dos à 5 nerfs à caissons, date en queue. Losange central de feuillage dorés sur les plats entouré d'un triple filet doré. Double filet sur les champs. Larges bordures intérieures de dentelles et filets dorés. Tête dorée. Intérieur très frais. ÉDITION ORIGINALE. Belle reliure soignée et signée H. PRAT. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Royal Company of Archers - The Queen's Bodyguard for Scotland

      Edinburgh, 19 June 1869. Membership certificate to the Royal Company of Archers, issued to British politician Lord George Francis Hamilton, a printed document completed in manuscript, with the original double-sided red wax seal in remarkable condition and contained in its round tin clamshell case, fastened to the document with a forest green satin ribbon. Document measures 28 x 35 cm. Seal measures approximately 5,5 cm in diameter. Round tin box measures 6 cm in diameter. Housed in a recent purpose-made grey cloth clamshell box measuring 40 x 37,5 x 3,5 cm, for extra protection. The Royal Company of Archers was privately established in the seventeenth century, made into a Royal Company by Queen Anne in 1704. Consisting largely of Lords, Barons, and notable men, the company was given an important role in 1822 during the reign of King George IV - to provide a personal bodyguard to the King on his visit to Scotland. Its membership remains privy to the high ranking and upper class, including senior military officers, politicians, and nobles. Today it is a ceremonial unit which continues to serves as the Sovereign's Bodyguard in Scotland, and now known as the Queen's Bodyguard For Scotland. Lord George Francis Hamilton, GCSI PC JP (1845-1927) was a British Conservative and Unionist Party politician of the late 19th and early 20th centuries who served as First Lord of the Admiralty and Secretary of State for India. He served with the Rifle Brigade and Coldstream Guards, achieving the rank of lieutenant. He began his political career as was Member of Parliament for Middlesex between in 1868. According to this document, he became a member of the Royal Company of Archers the following year.

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        Resources Of The Southern Fields And Forests, Medical, Economical And Agricultural; Being Also A Medical Botany Of The Southern States, With Practical Information On The Useful Properties Of The Trees, Plants And Shrubs.

      Walker, Evans & Cogswell, Charleston 1869 - Revised and largely augmented new edition hardback, 1869, with no jacket as issued. In overall very good used condition with minor signs of age, handling and storage - this copy has been professionally rebound in quarter brown cloth with marbled paper boards at some stage (mid C20th?), with light rubbing to edges. Internally clean. Binding tight and appears little read - minor professional repair to title page and p.405; no annotations or inscriptions; tanning to page-ends but text and period advertisements to rear bright and clear throughout. Not an old library book. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Étude sur les chevaux russes.

      Oberthur et fils Rennes 1869 - Large 8vo (24 x 16 cm). Printed dedication leaf, 132 pp. incl. half-title and title, index [2] pp., with 2 lithographed plates with monogram SMC, protected by tissue guards. Contemporary full red morocco, large gilt coat of arms of the Russian Empire inside gilt-ruled borders to covers, spine with raised bands, red morocco label with gilt lettering, compartments gilt-ruled, gilt rollwork to turn-ins, red silk endpapers, silk bookmark, all edges gilt, kept in a worn slipcase. Very rare study of horse breeds in Russia: a magnificent copy dedicated to the Tsar Alexander II, in a luxurious red morocco binding, with a unique printed dedication leaf to the Tsar, not found in other copies. Unusually produced in a French provincial town, Rennes, a centre of agricultural studies, the work provides first an overview of the historical development of horse breeding in the Russian Empire. It is followed by a study of the typical horse breeds for the different Russian regions, including the Ukraine, the Don and Siberia, as well the Arab, English and Orlov horses. It then concludes with an analysis of the state of horse breeding and trade at the time. The first plate shows the celebrated racehorse Eclipse, whilst a trotter, Orloff, is shown on the second. Of great rarity: we could locate only four copies in public libraries: in the British Library, the Bibliothèque Nationale, the Utrecht University library and the Russian National library. Not in Mennessier. Journal Général de l'Imprimerie et de la Librarie, tome XIV (Paris, 1870), No. 796; not in Mennessier. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        OUR LIFE IN JAPAN.

      - London 1869, Chapman.Full black leather,5 bands,gold stamped 428p., 3 hand-colored,18 b.w. woodcut plates, by Lord Walter Kerr, after photos by Felice Beato, co-author E.P. Elmhirst, 14 x 22 cm., all edge gilt. VERY RARE ! FIRST EDITION The primary experiences of two English military officers in Japan, and an excellent early study of Japan and the Japanese. * CO-AUTHOR: The co-author was Edward Pennell Elmhirst of the 9th Regimen . * Covering in much detail: Yokohama, manners, customs, dress, language, sport, invitation to witness an Japanese execution. A great conflagration in Yokohama, fashions of Japanese women, their cleanliness, courtesy, language, Harakiri its causes, kite-flying &c. . Prison at Kanagawa, torture, after-treatment of the decapitated head and body, the gallows. . Horse mounted travel through Japan, of Bettoe. A visit to the Tycoon, of Japanese ladies, horses, aristocracy. Visit to a curio street, games, amusements, the wicked spirit Tenjo, Japanese theatricals, cure for sea-sickness. Japanese Sumo wrestlers, nude public bathing, visit to the Ainu in Hokkaido, shooting of wild animals, fishing in Hakodate. . This early work is a fascinating look at a Japan before the deluge of foreigners arrived. Good description of an untainted Japan and Japanese. Adorned with very fine illustrations by Felice Beato, a premiere photographer on Japan. ALWAYS RARE ! *** CHINA: The execution of a Chinese at Canton, horrible fate of a Rebel Chieftain. ***

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        31 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Brüssel u.a., 1855-1869 bzw. o. J. - „Le comte Gustave-Ferdinand-Guillaume de Lannoy, chambellan du roi Guillaume des Pays-Bas, grand maître de la maison du duc de Brabant, puis grand maître de la maison de la reine Marie-Henriette de Belgique, bourgmestre d'Anvaing. Il est le fils du comte Jacques-François et de la comtesse Louise d'Ursel. Il épousa à Bruxelles le 10 juillet 1827 la comtesse Charlotte-Albertine van der Noot d'Assche, dame d'honneur de la duchesse de Brabant. Elle est la fille du comte Maximilien, Marquis d'Assche, baron de Schoonhoven et de Marets, et d'Albertine-Claire (des comtes) de Roose (des comtes de Baisy)". - „[.] Gustave werd eveneens kamerheer van Willem I (1830), maar onder het Koninkrijk België werd hij helemaal in de hofkringen opgenomen, eerst als grootmeester (1853-1864) van het huis van de hertog van Brabant, de latere koning Leopold II, vervolgens als grootmeester (1865-1892) van het huis van Maria-Hendrika. Hij was voornamelijk verbonden met het familiedomein en het kasteel van Anvaing. Net als zijn vader was hij burgemeester van de gemeente (1836-1866) [.]. In juli 1846 werd hij katholiek volksvertegenwoordiger voor het arrondissement Zinnik, als opvolger van de overleden Auguste Duvivier. Hij oefende het mandaat slechts tien maanden uit en was bij de volgende verkiezingen geen kandidaat. Het beheren van zijn uitgestrekte eigendommen hield hem bezig. Daarnaast was hij, als paardenliefhebber, van 1844 tot 1848 lid van de Bestuurscommissie voor de paardenwedrennen [.]" (Wikipedia). - Der Empfänger der auf Französisch abgefassten Briefe ist Jacques (Jacob) Mislin (1807-1878). Der aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen stammende Mislin konnte dank seines Onkels an der berühmten Lehranstalt von Porrentruy im Schweizer Kanton Bern studieren, wo er nicht viel später auch selbst unterrichten sollte. Der 1830 zum Priester geweihte kath. Theologe wurde 1836 auf Vermittlung des Grafen von Bombelle an den Wiener Hof berufen, wo er einer der Lehrer der Söhne von Erzherzog Franz Karl und Erzherzogin Sophie wurde und damit sowohl den zukünftigen Kaiser Franz Joseph wie auch Erzherzog Ferdinand Maximilian (später Kaiser Max von Mexiko) unterrichtete (u.a. auch in Erdkunde). Vor der Revolution von 1848 unternahm Mislin eine Pilgerreise von Wien über Budapest und Konstantinopel nach Jersusalem. Der danach erschienene Reisebericht wurde in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt und mehrfach nachgedruckt. In den folgenden Jahren leitete er die Bibliothek am Hof der Herzogin von Parma, Erzherzogin Marie Louise, wurde zum Abt von St. Maria von Deg (Ungarn), geheimer Kämmerer u. Hausprälat Papst Pius' XI., Apostolischer Pronotar, Kanoniker der Kathedrale von Großwardein, Träger zahlr. Orden (u.a. von Spanien, Parma u. des Ritterordens vom Heiligen Grab zu Jerusalem) sowie Mitglied zahlr. Akademien. Der Verfasser zahlr. Publikationen und Vertraute des belgischen Königs und des Grafen von Chambord blieb nach der Rückkehr von seiner Pilgerreise in Wien, wo er weiterhin in persönlichem Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhaus stand. - In einem numerierten, von Mislin eigenh. beschrifteten Papierumschlag. - Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

      London Macmillan and Co 1869 - Thirteenth thousand. Hardback.192pp. 42 illustrations by John Tenniel. Publisher's red cloth boards with triple ruled gilt frame and 'Alice' vignette to front, gilt titles to spine and gilt 'Cheshire Cat' vignette to lower board. Spine has been very neatly relaid. All edges gilt. Black endpapers. Pps 99-102 just very slightly proud of block (loose gathering). Scattered light soiling/fingering throughout, but on the whole clean, bright and tight. Thin inkstain to front cover (see image). Wear/rubbing to spine edge of rear board. In all an acceptable, scarce, early copy of this great classic. FOR FURTHER DETAILS Please contact bookseller. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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