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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

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

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

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

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        The Works of William Thackeray.

      Smith, Elder & Co., London 1869 - Octavo, 24 volumes. Three quarter leather with gilt tooling to the spine, raised bands, top edge gilt in all volumes. In excellent condition. An attractive set. The success of Vanity Fair established Thackeray as a great English novelist. Charlotte Bronte was one of the first of Thackeray's contemporaries to recognize his satirical abilities to portray English society: "I see in him an intellect profounder and more unique than his contemporaries have recognized No commentator on his writings has yet found the comparison that suits him They say he is like Fielding; they talk of his wit, humour, comic powers His wit is bright, his humour attractive" (Allibone, 2380).

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        The works of William Makepeace Thackeray [complete in 22 volumes]

      London, Smith, Elder & Co. 1869 - Description: 22 v. illus., plates, fronts. ; 22 cm. Contents: v.1-2. Vanity Fair, a novel without a hero --v.3-4. History of Pendennis --v.5-6. Newcomes, memoirs of a most respectable family --v.7. History of Henry Esmond --v.8-9. Virginians --v.10-11. Adventures of Philip on his way through the world shewing who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by --v.12. Paris sketch book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh ; and The memoirs of Mr. Charles F. Yellowplush --v.13. Memoirs of Barry Lyndon written by himself; with the history of Samuel Titmarsh and the great Hoggarty Diamond --v.14. Irish sketch book and notes of a journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo --v.15. Book of snobs; and sketches and travels in London v.16. Burlesques: Novels by eminnet hands ; Jeames's diary ; Adventures of Major Gahagan ; A legend of the Rhine ; Rebecca and Rowena ; the history of the next French Revolution ; Cox's diary --v.17. Christmas books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh ; Mrs. Perkins's ball ; Our street ; Dr. Birch ; Kicklebury's on the Rhine ; Rose and the ring --v.18. Ballads and tales --v.19. Four Georges ; Tthe English humourists of the eighteenth century --v.20. Roundabout papers (from the Cornhill magazine) to which is added The second funeral of Napoleon --v.21. Denis Duval: Lovel the widower and other stories --v.22. Catherine: a story ; Little travels ; The Fits-boodle papers, etc. etc. Subjects: Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811-1863) -- Collected works -- English literature -- 19th century -- Fiction. Very good all in the original, gilt-blocked calf over marbled boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Corners bumped. Top edges gilt. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Provenance: from the library of Robert Cooper with his bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. 10 Kg. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

      London: Smith Elder 1869 - 21 volumes (of 22), 8.25 inches tall. Half calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and elegant gilt tooling to the panels. Some foxing to the preliminaries. Finely illustrated throughout. Some rubbing to the headcaps and joints but absolutely no splitting or loss. A particularly attractive, tall run of these great works. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The works of William Makepeace Thackeray [complete in 22 volumes]

      London, Smith, Elder & Co. 1869 - Description: 22 v. illus., plates, fronts. ; 22 cm. Contents: v.1-2. Vanity Fair, a novel without a hero --v.3-4. History of Pendennis --v.5-6. Newcomes, memoirs of a most respectable family --v.7. History of Henry Esmond --v.8-9. Virginians --v.10-11. Adventures of Philip on his way through the world shewing who robbed him, who helped him, and who passed him by --v.12. Paris sketch book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh ; and The memoirs of Mr. Charles F. Yellowplush --v.13. Memoirs of Barry Lyndon written by himself; with the history of Samuel Titmarsh and the great Hoggarty Diamond --v.14. Irish sketch book and notes of a journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo --v.15. Book of snobs; and sketches and travels in London v.16. Burlesques: Novels by eminnet hands ; Jeames's diary ; Adventures of Major Gahagan ; A legend of the Rhine ; Rebecca and Rowena ; the history of the next French Revolution ; Cox's diary --v.17. Christmas books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh ; Mrs. Perkins's ball ; Our street ; Dr. Birch ; Kicklebury's on the Rhine ; Rose and the ring --v.18. Ballads and tales --v.19. Four Georges ; Tthe English humourists of the eighteenth century --v.20. Roundabout papers (from the Cornhill magazine) to which is added The second funeral of Napoleon --v.21. Denis Duval: Lovel the widower and other stories --v.22. Catherine: a story ; Little travels ; The Fits-boodle papers, etc. etc. Subjects: Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811-1863) -- Collected works -- English literature -- 19th century -- Fiction. Very good all in the original, gilt-blocked calf over marbled boards. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Corners bumped. Top edges gilt. Remains particularly well-preserved overall. Provenance: from the library of Robert Cooper with his bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume. 10 Kg. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray in Twenty-Four Volumes [bound as 48 Volume set]

      Smith, Elder, & Co., London 1869 - This 24 volume set as originally issued is complete (including the two volumes issued years later in 1886, "Miscellaneous Essays" and "Contributions to Punch" - here appearing as 4 extra volumes), but has been rebound in 48 volumes in this copy. This enormous set is the first true collected works, and is here attractively and uniformly bound in 3/4 dark brown morocco over brown cloth, spines with raised bands and gilt- ruled compartments, top edges gilt, other edges uncut, cloth endpapers matching boards (rubbing to spines, joints, and corners; several volumes have some minor chipping to spine tips; some discoloration uniformly at foot of spines). Withal a huge and still attractive leather-bound set, filling nearly 4 feet of shelf space. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        W.M. Thackeray's Works

      Smith, Elder and Co., London 1869 - Library Edition. 24 Volumes. All volumes very good plus to near fine, with a majority of the volumes uncut; some have a very slight foxing to the front endpapers or a bump to the head or tail of the spine. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Platalea Regia: Gould

      London 1869 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Platalea Regia: Gould, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Australia" is in mint condition, measuring 21" x 13.5", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Royal Spoonbills or Black-billed Spoonbills, these large wetland wading birds are expertly hand-colored with brilliant white bodies and black legs and spatulate bills. At the time "Birds of Australia's" publication, the birds of this region were essentially unknown to a European audience and as Gould himself admitted in the preface to the book, “the field was comparatively a new one”. John Gould was without question the most prolific ornithological artist of the 19th century, and the only one to rival John James Audubon in ambition and quality. The 19th century was a time of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents, and embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. Gould’s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world. The Birds of Australia is John Gould’s largest and most important work. Because he himself spent so much time in the field making his own observations, the text that accompanies the illustrations is by far the most accurate and detailed of all his works. Each of the illustrations is stunningly colored and flawlessly drafted, highlighting the exquisite plumage and elegance of the birds. The colossal work is tremendous throughout, and quite rightly, it is considered Gould’s masterpiece. When Gould began work on the Birds of Australia, the ornithology of that continent was all but unknown in Europe. Gould started his research using specimens available in England, but quickly realized that the supply was far from sufficient. He discarded the work and traveled to Australia to begin his effort anew on his magnum opus. Arriving in Australia in September 1838, Gould and his wife, Elizabeth, spent the following eighteen months exploring Tasmania and the adjacent islands, South Australia, and New South Wales, and penetrated well into the interior. Over the course of these extensive travels Gould made many of the preliminary drawings that were translated into the remarkable series of 681 lithographs. Gould collected and documented so many new species -- more than three hundred -- that very few additions have been made since. His voyage to Australia was unsurpassed in the annals of ornithology.

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        Oeuvres de - Le Sopha. Conte Moral [bound with:] La Nuit et Le Moment [bound with:] Le Hasard du Coin du Feu

      Brussels: Libraire Universelle de J. Rozez, 1869 - Three works on China paper by the 18th-century French novelist Crébillon Each one of two copies on China paper. 3 volumes bound in 1 vols., 8vo. 358; 154; 148 pp., printed entirely on CHINA PAPER. Contemporary full citron morocco, a.e.g., by L. Claessens. Extremities rubbed, else fine

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      LIBRAIRIE DE L. HACHETTE ET C, PARIS 1869 - In 8. Dim. 25x16,5 cm. Pp. XCIV+1659+(1), 1696, 794, 1712. Peso Kg. 12,500. Bella edizione del 1869-1878 di questa monumentale opera di chimica pura e applicata del chimico francese Charles Adolphe Wurtz (1817-1884). Titolare della cattedra di chimica organica alla Sorbonne, Wurtz lottò per la difesa della teoria atomica. Noto per la reazione di Wurtz e per aver scoperto l'etilammina, il glicole etilemico e la reazione aldolica. L'opera è un dizionario completo di chimica organica e inorganica, chimica applicata all'industria, all'agricoltura e alle arti, analitica, fisica e alla mineralogia. Venne pubblicata tra il 1869 e il 1878 con ulteriori due volumi supplementari del 1880-1886. Il nostro esemplare è composto da tre tomi divisi in cinque volumi e i due volumi di supplemento non datati. I volumi sono impreziositi da numerose incisioni che mostrano strumenti (agricoltura (taglio del legno, produzione del latte.) apparecchi industriali (un birrificio ecc.) strumenti di laboratorio ecc. Sono presenti inoltre due planches colorate (una sulle fibre di cotone) e altre due in bianco e nero ripiegate alla fine dei volumi di supplemento. Bellissima legatura in mezza pelle a quattro nervi con titolo in oro al dorso. In buone condizioni, completa di tutte le pagine. Copertina in mezza pelle a quattro nervi in ottime condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso. Legatura in buone condizioni ma qualche lieve rottura. All'interno le pagine si presentano in buone condizioni con fioriture. Beautiful edition of 1869-1878 of this monumental work of pure and applied chemistry by the french chemistry Charles Adolphe Wurtz (1817-1884). Teacher of organic chemistry in Sorbonne university, Wurtz fought for the defence of atomic theory. He was known for his reaction of Wurtz and because he discovered etilammina, the etilemic glicole and aldolic reaction The work is a complete dictionary of organic and inorganic chemistry, chemistry applied to industry, agriculture and arts, analytic chemistry, physical chemystry and mineralogy. The work was published between 1869 and 1878 with two supplementary volumes of 1880-1886. Our copy is made up of three tomes divied into five volumes with two volumes of supplement. The volumes are enriched with different engravings showing instruments, agriculture (wood cut, production of milk.) industrial instruments (a beer firm ecc.) laboratory instruments ecc. There are also two coloured planches (one about cotton fibers) and two black and white folded planches at the end of the volumes of supplement. Very beautiful half leather cover with four nerfs and golden title in the spine. In good conditions, complete of all pages. Half leather cover with four nerfs and golden title in the spine in very good general conditions slightly worn in the edges and spine. Binding in good conditions with slight cracks in the endpapers. Inside pages are in good conditions with foxings. La libreria Sephora di Elena Serru offre uno sconto del 20% su tutto il catalogo per un periodo limitato. Il costo originario del libro è 700,00 euro.

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        CHARLES BAUDELAIRE. Sa Vie et son oeuvre

      Alphonse Lemerre, Paris 1869 - EDITION ORIGINALE de cette importante étude Baudelaire. Elle est illustrée hors texte de 5 EAUX-FORTES originales: en frontispice le portrait de l'auteur par Emile de Roy, et quatre portraits de Baudelaire par lui-même, par COURBET et deux par MANET. Les trois premières estampes furent gravés par Braquemont, Manet ayant exécuté lui-même ces deux portrait. Tirage non précisé sur vergé fort. ¤¤¤¤¤¤ Publié deux ans après la disparition de Baudelaire survenue le 31 août 1867, le livre d'Asselineau est la première biographie qui lui est consacrée. L'écrivain avait été présenté au poète en 1845 par Emile Deroy, mais c'est à partir de 1851 que les deux hommes nouèrent des relations d'amitié. Asselineau fut un des rares à écrire une critique favorable aux FLEURS DU MAL, et Baudelaire tenait en grande estime le jugement littéraire de son ami. Edouard Manet lui aussi très proche du poète illustra l'étude d'Asselineau de deux portraits, l'un s'inspirant d'un détail de l'une de ses toiles LA MUSIQUE AUX TUILERIES exécutée vers 1861 et le second gravé d'après une photographie de Baudelaire prise par Nadar en 1862. Après ce premier hommage, Asselineau se chargera avec Banville d'établir les OEUVRES COMPLETE de Baudelaire chez Lévy, et il fera paraître en 1872 chez Pincebourde un recueil de souvenirs avec la collaboration d'Auguste Poulet-Malasis, Charles Cousin et du Viconte de Lovenjoul. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Nuove Applicazioni Delle Ruote a Cuneo : Per Semplificare Alcune MacChine Comunissime Per Usi Militari E CIVILI / Memoria De B. De Benedictis

      Firenze: G. Cassone E Comp. , 1869. 1st Edition. Near fine paperback copy. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Unread copy with unopened pages. Description: 41 p. : folding ill. ; 23 cm. Subjects: Italy --Communism --Militia. " Extratto dalla Rivista Militare Italianna". Presentation copy with inscription from the author to Colonel Liagre.

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        L'ingénieux hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche. Par Miguel de Cervantès Saavedra. Traduction de Louis Viardot, avec 370 compositions de Gustave Doré gravées sur bois par H. Pisan.

      Hachette, Paris 1869 - 2 Volumi in folio (37,7x29); Legatura coeva rossa con iniziali AMG ai piatti superiori e dorsi a 5 nervi con motivi e titoli in doratura. Volume 1° pagine (8)+XXIV+586+(6) Volume 2° pagine (8)+636+(4) Opera in stato eccellente

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        Le Journal Amusant. Journal illustré, journal d'images, journal comique, critique, satirique, etc.

      Paris 1869 - 2 Janvier 1869 (679) - 25 Decembre 1869 (730). Année complète. 1 volumes. Reliure demi percaline, dos lisse avec titre et tomaison

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      London: Privately printed for the author by Strangeways & Walden, November 1869 - 18 x 12cm [12mo], in original buff paper wraps w/printed title within a fine-ruled border to fr. cover, [1-3 (half-title; blank; title & text)] 4-22 (text, author's name & printer) [23-24 (blanks)] pp., all finely bound in burgundy straight-grain morocco w/decorative gilt dentelles, gilt title & 5 raised bands to spine, marbled ep.s, a.e.g., by Lucien Broca, London (stamped in French to verso of fr. ep.). With the decorative bookplate of Rosalind (designed by Charles William Sherborn & signed "CWS 1888") to fr. pastedown; also w/the bookplate of Marie-Louise & Samuel Robert Rosenthal (designed by "V A") to fr. ep. On 3 Dec. 1869 Rossetti wrote to William Davies: "I send you with this a little tale written long ago. I had included it among the poems I am printing, as it is really more a sort of poem than anything else; but coming to the conclusion after all that it looked awkward there I have had a few copies struck off to give away. I send one for [James] Smetham too when you see him" (WMR "Rossetti Papers" p.492). T.J. Wise claimed, without authority, that 100 copies were printed, a figure which disagrees with Rossetti's "a few copies" & Colbeck's "a small unspecified number." Rossetti "caused various copies of Hand and Soul to be done up in a drab wrapper; and he gave some of them away, but never sold them. These copies appear to be the same printing as in the Poems privately printed; but the pagination is altered, and runs from p. 1 to 22, and at the close is printed 'Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1850'. From time to time copies in this form have turned up for sale, and have commanded high prices" (WMR, DGR Bibliography 1905 p.17). "Hand and Soul" was originally published in the 1st number of "The Germ," & after this pamphlet was printed it appeared in the "Fortnightly Review" (Dec. 1870 pp.692-701). Binding Fine; contents Fine. Slater p.216, Ashley IV 122, Fredeman 23.6 (see also 28.2, 28.22, & 30.12), Fennell pp.138-40, Colbeck 8. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Voyage au Bresil EA

      - Paris, Hachette et Cie, 1869., Mme et M. Luis Agassiz Voyage au Bresil, traduit de l`anglais avec l`auterasation des auteurs par Felix Vogeli, ouvrage illustre de 54 gravueres sur bois et contenant 3 cartes, Paris Librairie de L. Hachette et Cia, 1869 (französische Erstausgabe in Buchform), gr 8°, roter Einband mit goldgeprägtem Titel auf Rücken, berieben u. bestossen, 532 S, mit allen angeführten Holzstichen u. 1 Karte v. Amazonas; Die Reise d. bekannten Forschers Luis Agassiz fand v. 1865-1866 statt. Es handelt sich hier um die rare französische Erstausgabe in Buchform, übersetzt von Felix Vogeli Brasilien

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        Lorna Doone

      Sampson Low, UK 1869 - 1st Edition 1869. 3 Volumes bound in Gorgeous Calf Leather with exquisite Gold tooling on the spine. Apparently one of only 500 copies printed. Books are very good++ and very bright. Contents good wth staining and marking affecting most pages of Vol 1. . Volumes 2 and 3 with light foxing. [Sadleir 227; Wolff 536], 8vo, Sampson, Low, Son & Marston, 1869. Digital images available upon request.Ref 4532 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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      Lyon : N. Scheuring (impr. Louis Perrin) 1869 - 2 vol. in-8, 195 x 110 : Portrait, xvj pp., (1 f. bl.), vi, 551 pp., (1 p. bl.) ; (1 f. bl.), (3 ff.), 445 pp., (1 f. bl.). Maroquin caramel, double filet doré en encadrement sur les plats orné au centre d’un décor d’entrelacs formés de filets dorés droits et courbes réservant un ovale central, décor d’arabesques au filet enrichi de fleurons azurés, dos à nerfs orné d’un motif répété de filets et fleurons azurés, tranches dorées, roulettes dorées intérieures (Hardy). — Luxueuse édition imprimée avec soin par l’éditeur lyonnais Nicolas Scheuring sur les presses de l’imprimerie Louis Perrin. Le texte est encadré d’un filet rouge, les titres sont richement décorés de motifs renaissance. On a par ailleurs reproduit le titre de 1544, les lettrines et les encadrements ornant le texte. L’ouvrage est orné d’un portrait-frontispice de Marot hors texte dans le premier volume. Un des deux exemplaires imprimés sur papier parcheminé. Très bel exemplaire dans une reliure de Hardy reprenant à l’identique les décors du XVIème siècle. De la bibliothèque de Madame L. Giraudeau avec son ex-libris sur le premier contre plat de chaque volume. — Carteret V, 540. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Origine e progressi delle istituzioni della monarchia di Savoia sino alla costituzione del Regno d'Italia.

      Coi tipi di Cellini e C.,, Firenze, 1869 - In 4°, pagg. (4), 408, (1), 541 con un grande albero genealogico dei Reali di Savoia ripiegato più volte. Bella legatura in mezza pelle posteriore con angoli, filetti e titoli oro al dorso, nervi; conservata la brochure originale. Opera divisa in due parti: storia - specchio cronologico della storia nazionale, da Umberto Biancamano a Vittorio Emanuele II. Seconda edizione aumentata e corretta, dopo la prima del 1854-1855. Manno, I, 1076 : "Dopo quella sulla Economia politica nel Medioevo, questa è la più apprezzata, più pensata e duratura fra le tante opere del polistore piemontese". Ottimo stato [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Theodore's Cattle.

      Poona: For Private Circulation, Printed at the Deccan Herald Press, 1869 - Octavo. [ii], 58pp. Original purple bead-grain cloth covered card wraps. Wraps a little rubbed and sunned, upper wrap professionally reattached, slight discolouration of the title page from ?old repair, light toning, else very good. C20th rubber stamp of philatelist M. A. M. Graham inside upper panel of the wraps. First and only edition of this justification of Lord Napier's conduct before the storming of Magdala, at the conclusion of the Abyssinian Expedition. Concerning the Emperor's "peace gift" of cattle, this was an enigmatic incident which emerged from a profound clash of culture and a confusion of intent, and which the British commander clearly felt was in need of some clarification. Scarce, COPAC and OCLC list only the BL copy. The pamphlet opens with an extract from Napier's speech at Welshpool in August 1868, in which he explains that he had always been determined that he would "receive no negotiations from Theodore," but had revealed this only to his Military and Political Secretaries. Tewodros had sent two letters to the British commander, the first, on 11 April - "Theodore's Testament" - was written following the Abyssinians' heavy defeat in the battle of Good Friday and in response to Napier's ultimatum, it was also immediately before the Emperor's abortive suicide attempt. The second was sent the following day when he was "now desperately anxious to make peace." (Appleyard and Pankhurst) He freed the first of the contentious captives, and offered to "send heifers to you," a gesture of friendship "deeply engrained in Ethiopian culture." Unaware of the true significance of this peace-offering, Napier seems to have agreed to accept them, but when the 1000 cattle and 500 sheep were approaching the British camp, the underlying meaning was explained to him, and he had them stopped at the first piquet "until Tewdoros's 'full acceptance' of his conditions." Tewodros learned of the failure of his peace initiative later that evening, and again essayed suicide, this time successfully. Magdala was comprehensively sacked the following day. This pamphlet was evidently issued soon after Napier's return to India, having briefly basked in the thanks of his grateful nation, in order to allay the rumours of duplicity which may have begun to circulate. A family copy inscribed on the title page from "C.F.B. from E. W. B. 1870" and then "Robert Napier Bray, 1st D[uke] of W[ellington's] Regt. late 33rd Regt. from C. F. B. 23rd Oct 1896." Appleyard and Pankhurst - The Last Two Letters of Tewodros II, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain, No.1, pp.23-42. [Attributes: First Edition]

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      [Bent's Fort in southeastern Colorado. ca. 1869]. - Pencil on buff paper, 10 5/8 x 14 3/4 inches. Inscribed in pencil in the lower right corner: "Bent's Fort. Arkansas River. Colorado Ter. July 13th 186[?]. This trading post built in 1832. Now used as a S.O.M. + Ex station." A modern penciled inventory no. on reverse: "WCA-2800 (b)." Signed with an interlocking JFK monogram, lower right image (at the edge of the grass). Two short closed tears at the extreme edges, and a tiny chip in the lower right corner, not affecting the image. Archival matting. Excellent displayable condition. A very fine and finished pencil drawing of Bent's Fort, on the Arkansas River in southeastern Colorado Territory, one of the very few images of this legendary Western fort, once center of the fur trading empire built by the brothers George and William Bent. It depicts the once important trading post during its last commercial phase, as a stagecoach station for the Barlow-Sanderson Overland Mail & Express Company on the route from Kansas City to Santa Fe. The surviving structures of the adobe stronghold are seen in a deteriorating state, barnyard animals roaming the grounds, the walls and gates falling, tended by a lone agent. It is possibly the last image of the original Bent's Fort, of which few images survive in any form. Bent's Fort was constructed in 1833 by Bent, St. Vrain & Company, the largest fur trading and commercial firm in the Southwest. The company developed a complex business network as part of the Santa Fe trade, selling blankets from New Mexico and buffalo robes from the Plains, driving Mexican sheep through to Missouri, trading in horses and mules, and trading goods to Indians. Just on the American side of the then boundary with Mexico, it was in a perfect location to serve as a trade nexus. At the same time it served as a base for U.S. government exploring and military expeditions such as those of Kearny, Dodge, Fremont, and Abert. With the end of the Mexican War and the American annexation of New Mexico, the fort lost its strategic significance, and the proprietors were struck a serious blow when the senior partner, Charles Bent, the provisional American governor of New Mexico, was murdered in Taos in 1847. In 1849 his brother, William Bent, offered to sell the fort to the United States, but, perceiving the government's very low counter-offer as an insult, set fire to his stores of gun powder, destroying many of the buildings, and abandoned the fort. From 1849 through 1861, Bent's Fort was unoccupied and allowed to deteriorate. Barlow-Sanderson operated the stagecoach station from 1861 until 1881, after which settlers in the region began cutting away adobe from the fort for use in their own buildings. An Arkansas River flood in 1921 completed the destruction of the few remaining ruins. Bent's Fort has since been reconstructed on its original foundations by the National Park Service and designated a National Historic Site. Very few images of Bent's Fort survive, despite its key role in the Santa Fe and fur trades at their height. A detailed plan and view of the fort in James W. Abert's report of his 1845 western expedition are the best known depictions of the fort, and these, along with the archeological evidence, provided the basis for the Park Service reconstruction. It has been suggested that the monogram in the lower corner of the picture is that of John Frederick Kensett, a leading painter of the Hudson River School and an artist skilled in small pencil drawings, learned in his career as an engraver. Kensett made on-the- spot sketches of the Fort during his 1870 trip to Colorado Territory with fellow Hudson River School painters Worthington Whittredge and Sanford Robinson Gifford. Only four of the pencil sketches absolutely identifiable as by Kensett survive from this Colorado trip, and we make no attribution of the present drawing. This very fine drawing of Bent's Fort is unrecorded in the ART INVENTORIES CATALOG of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, unknown to the archivist

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        Histoire de la Terreur 1792 - 1794. TOMES I à VII (sur VIII)

      MICHEL LEVY FRERES 1869 - RO80102914: VIII + 438 + 511 + 647 + 582 + 573 + 616 + 579 pages. Hommage de l'auteur, sur le 2nd tome. Coins et coupes des plats frottés. Quelques légères épidermures sur le demi-chagrin vert. Etiquette de code sur la coiffe en-tête et tampons de bibliothèque sur la page de titre et dans quelques marges. Traces d'humidité en marges sur le 5ème volume. Mors fendus sur le 7ème volume. In-16 Relié demi-cuir. Etat d'usage. Couv. défraîchie. Dos satisfaisant. Quelques rousseurs Classification Dewey : 944.04-Révolution de 1789 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Garnier Freres 1869 - 1877, Paris - Paris: Garnier Freres, 1869 - 1877. Hardcover. Near Fine. 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. 8 vol set. Half crushed chocolate morocco with lacquered marbled paper boards. (Truly beautiful binding) 5 raised bands. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Marbled endpapers. Gilt upper text block. Tissue-protected B&W illustrations. Condition is : NEAR FINE : spines and covers near perfect, with two exceptions, noted below. Lacquered marble boards and endpapers vivid, text exceptionally clean. Very slight foxing to side and bottom of text block, gilt upper block very bright. Extraordinarily tight, clean copies. Small David B. Ogden book plate on front paste-down.Vol I : 508 pgs. 1869. Cond: as above.Vol II : 480 pgs. 1870. Cond: as above.Vol III : 515 pgs. 1875. Cond: as above.Vol IV : 1v, 481 pgs. Cond: as above.Vol V : cxi, 479 pgs. 1877. Cond: as above.Vol VI : xxix, 477 pgs. 1876. Cond: as above.Vol VII : xvi, 494 pgs. 1877. Cond: as above, with wear to front paper board, where one book stuck to another, a spot approx. 1/2 inch diam.Vol VIII : viii, 552 pgs. 1877. Cond: as above, with wear to front paper board where one book stuck to another, approx 1/2 in diam. 0.0 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'homme qui rit. 4 Volumi

      Brussels, A.Lacroix Verboeckhoven 1869 - form. 23 X 15. Legatura edit. Tutta tela con titoli in oro pp. 419 - 334 - 324 - 420. Margini larghi. Pregevoli ex libris. Prima Edizione Cat. Ventisette/85

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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

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      Government Printing Office], 1869., 1869. First edition. 8vo. 40th Congress, 3rd Session, Senate Ex. Doc. No. 40. Printed wrappers, 17 pp. Reports of Major General P. H. Sheridan, Brevet Major General W. B. Hazen, Brevet Major General George A. Custer, and others submit reports on the Washita battle where combined bands of the Cheyenne, Arapahoes, Kiowas, Sioux, Apaches, and Comanches fought the 7th Cavalry. Tells of returning to the battlefield to find Major Elliot and his seventeen men. An account of the bodies found and a detailed description of each of their wounds is provided in graphic detail. A difficult item housed in a cloth slipcase with titles in gold on the spine.

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        He Knew He Was Right

      Strahan and Co, London 1869 - Marcus Stone. Hardcover. Two Volumes. Three-quarter bound leather and paper boards. Extremities and corners heavily bumped and rubbed. Previous owner's name in ink on half-title page. Endpapers and pages foxed. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Repräsentation der Imaginären der Plangeometrie

      Christiana: Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften in Christiana, 1869. First Edition. Quarter cloth. Very good. First Edition. Quarter cloth. 8vo (220 × 140 mm), pp. [1], 23, [1, blank]; 42; text slightly toned, but still clean; the last leaf cut very close to text on outer margin; very good in modern cloth-backed paper boards, with printed yellow label to spine, upper joint slightly rubbed.

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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.

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        Handbill Offering Reward for Fugitive J. K. Bear

      Brownville, NE, 1869. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. On August 27, 1869, telegraph operator J. K. Bear stole $12,000 from the U. S. Express Company in Brownville, Nebraska. This handbill advertised a $1000 reward both for his capture, and for the return of the money. After Bear was arrested, he attempted to paint himself in a sympathetic light, insisting that he had wanted to return the leftover money after paying his debts. Bear went so far as to state that had he put the remaining money in a zinc box with all intent to do so, but misfortune intervened resulting in a zinc box at the bottom of the Missouri River. Unlike said zinc box, this scarce item of Americana has survived to tell part of the tale and is housed in a blue cloth folding chemise within a leather-backed blue cloth slipcase stamped in gilt on the spine. Handbill has three tiny tape repairs, penciling on verso suggests this came from the collection of Civil War collector Argus Osborn of Richmond, Indiana.

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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). 16-page Classified Business Directory of New York City (somewhat toned). 16 color-printed lithographed maps finished by hand (slightly browned). Green cloth, spine lettered in gilt (extremities bumped). 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. For more information about this book, or a warm welcome to see it and other books in our library at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Megan Scauri, M.A., M.L.S., in the Rare Book Department. Bookseller Inventory #72MMS155. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Injuries and Diseases of the Knee-Joint and Their Treatment by Amputation and Excision Contrasted. The Jacksonian Prize Essay of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for 1865

      London John Churchill and Sons 1869. G : in Good condition. Cover lightly rubbed. Scattered foxing. Contents firm. Ex.-lib. Royal College of Surgeons First Edition Brown/gilt hardback cloth cover 230mm x 140mm (9" x 6"). 252pp.

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        City of Houston, Harris County, Texas

      Texas: W.E. Wood, 1869. A RECORD OF HOUSTON'S PROUD EMERGENCE FROM WAR AND PESTILENCE-THE RARE AND FAMOUS 1869 SURVEY BY CITY ENGINEER W.E. WOOD Published from the surveys by W.E. Wood, C.E., Jan. 1st, 1869 67" x 58.5" A rare, spectacular glimpse into the history of Houston Truly one of the most outstanding city maps ever produced, this grand-scale depiction of 1869 Houston is a magnificent tribute to the city's remarkable comeback after a series of devastating blows. It spans a three-square-mile layout centered at Main and Congress. Uniquely, this same area is today enjoying a similar revitalization as one of the most dynamic urban areas in the States. Very few copies of this map are known to exist today. The spectacular size alone is captivating. City blocks are large enough to include property owners' names, a fascinating glimpse into early Houston history and the families who shaped the present. Insets include a plan for New Houston, a proposed site at a wide spot in the bayou where transfer of freight from ship to rail was planned. New Houston was abandoned when bayou dredging opened up navigation. Throughout much of the War Between the States, Houston was financially crippled by the Union Blockade. The bayou, bustling with steam ships before the blockade, no longer saw activity. When it re-opened it had been so badly neglected that navigation was difficult around multiple shoals and bars. The small city was further crippled by the yellow fever epidemic of 1867. The year 1869 marked a remarkable turnaround for the city. Still under military rule and financially crippled, enough private funds were raised to begin re-dredging what would become the Houston ship channel. Railway construction strengthened the city's commercial trade and an air of enthusiasm drowned out the bitterness resulting from corrupt military control. Around the borders are 15 vignettes of Houston landmarks, originally photographed by prominent photographer J.T. Blessing with studios in New Orleans and Galveston. Included are Christ Church, a downtown landmark and the Morris Bldg, the first four-story building constructed. The vignettes of Ms. Browns' Young Ladies Seminary (Mckinney & Crawford) and the Westheimer City Stables remind us of a time not so long ago but oh so very different. Horse and mule-drawn trolleys and gas street lamps, added to the city in 1868, are visible in the vignettes. This remarkable map is a tribute to the determination and dedication of early Houston leaders, who forged ahead on a pathway towards today's vibrant city. This remarkable map is a striking testimony to the spirit of Houston and the energy that drives its continuing development.. Book.

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        Ornithologie Nordost-Afrika's Der Nilquellen-und Kusten-Gebiete Des Rothen Meeres Und Des Nordlichen Somal-Landes

      Cassel: Verlag Von Theodor Fischer, 1869. cviii + 1512 + cccxxv (index) pages; five parts bound in 4, the fifth part being "Nachtrage und Berichtegungen zur Ornithologie Nordost-Afrika's von M. Th. von Heuglin Mit Betragen von Dr. O. Finsch" (Cassel, also Fisher, 1871); the set produced over time, 1869 - 1875; With folding colored map & 51 plates, 50 in color: 40 bird plates & 10 plates of eggs and 1 uncolored plate, collated complete; German text; Being the results of the extensive discoveries in this region of Martin Theodor von Heuglin (1824 -1876) German explorer and ornithologist, who spent most of his life intrepidly traveling and making scientific discoveries in the field of African natural history and other areas; while he held the position of Austrian consul at Khartoum, "...he travelled in Abyssinia and Kordofan, making a valuable collection of natural history specimens...It is principally by his zoological, and more especially his ornithological, labours that Heuglin has taken rank as an independent authority..."; (Britannica, 11th Ed.); approx. 7" x 10" size; endpapers with the bookplate of Dr. Bertel Bruun (1937 - 2011) Danish-American naturalist, international conservationist and neurologist, author of several birding guides; bound in contemporary marbled paper covered boards, black leather corners and spines; spines with simple gilt rules, gilt titles; spine leather splitting at edges, more so on one volume, holding on by the cords; the bindings still very secure and firmly sewn; one bird plate surface adhered to back of sheet; pencil numbers on plate corners; text printed with varying paper stocks, with uneven quality, some sections more toned and browned than others; the plates generally clean, well-colored and in good condition.. First Edition. Leather. Good.

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        Costumi Militari Pontifici.

      Roma. Presso Carlo Raini. 1869. 12 x 9 cm, Leporello mit 1 handkoloriertem lithographischen Deckblatt + 32 handkolorierten Lithographien ( teils mit Gold). mit jeweils 2 Abb. von Uniformen mit Beschreibung. Hübschen Pbd., Rücken mit bedrucktem ( evtl. Pergament ) u. Jahreszahl, rosa Pappdeckel. Innen Namenseintrag u. Jahreszahl auf Deckblatt. Im einfachen rosafarbenen Pappschuber, dieser etwas fleckig. Insgesamt guter Zustand. 14

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        Rare! Signed ?G A Custer? ? Incorporating ?Genl G A Custer? addressing an envelope, General George Armstrong Custer writes to his wife at Fort Leavenworth

      Envelope addressed by Custer to his wife incorporating his complete official signature ?Mrs Genl G.A. Custer / Fort Leavenworth / Kansas? and the date ?Feb 13th 1869,? 9.25? x 4.5?. Three 3¢ George Washington postage stamps partially postmarked HAYS KA. Fine condition.Custer rarely wrote letters to his wife incorporating his full official ?G A Custer? signature in the address.?Custer first came to Kansas in 1866 as Lieutenant Colonel of the newly formed. He spent late spring of 1867 at Fort Hays, where the Seventh camped until they had accumulated adequate supplies and ammunition for a summer campaign ... The 7th Cavalry was charged with rounding up American Indians opposed to the U.S. government\'s plan to relocate them onto reservations. Custer stayed at Fort Hays periodically until the 7th was reassigned out of the state in 1871.? --- Kansas Historical SocietyThe Custers were stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, during the winters. Mrs. Custer was the only offi

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        3 eigenh. Briefe m. Unterschrift.

      Paris, 1869-1875.. Zus. 10 S., 8°.. "[...] In 1832 Rohault de Fleury was named architect of the Museum of Natural History in Paris, replacing Jacques Molinos. Between 1832 and 1838 he designed the Galerie de Mineralogie et de Geologie, the greenhouses and the monkey house. His use of glass in what are now the Mexican and Australian hot-houses was highly innovative for the period. In 1833 he was named architect of the several hospitals and hospices in Paris. He exhibited at the Salon in 1837. In 1840 he made plans for an Italian opera house. Rohault de Fleury was part of the team led by Alfred Armand (1805-88) that designed the Grand Hotel du Louvre [...]. He built the Chambre des Notaires in 1857. He worked with Hittorff in 1857 and 1858 on plans for the buildings around the place de l'Etoile. He designed several other buildings including the Hippodrome, the old Opera, the Stolikoff hotel on the rue Saint-Armand and the Casimir Perier hotel on the avenue Montaigne. Charles Rohault de Fleury was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1843, and became an officer on 1 January 1861 [...]. After 1865 Charles Rohault de Fleury devoted himself to archaeological and religious studies with his son Georges, who arranged for publication of his works [...]. His work on the jardin des plantes at the museum was published in folio in 1876 under the title Museum d'histoire naturelle. Some of his other works were published posthumously by his son George" (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. -

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      . Zustand: Excelente Einband: Encuadernacion de tapa dura. Madrid. 1869. CIV+1h+679Pag+2h. Holandesa. Raro tratado del Derecho Civil de Aragon. Exterior poco fatigado. Dificil en comercio. Ref. 4.2 Biblioteca A.

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        Culture and Anarchy, An Essay in Political and Social Criticism, Signed First Edition

      Smith, Elder and Company 1869 - True first with the date 1869 on the title page. Rust colored cloth with gilt lettering. Beveled edges. The corners are lightly bumped. There is some wear to the ends of the spine without fraying or loss of cloth. The front inner hinge shows wear but the book is very tight to the text block. Overall a very good, tight, bright copy. The text is flawless. Glued to the front fly leaf is a caricature from the Vanity Fair of Arnold dated 1871. Opposite the title page is a glued in plate or paper signed: Matthew Arnold, August 7, 1886. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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