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        Hiaticula Inornata: Gould (Allied Drottel)

      London, 1869 This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Hiaticula Inornat: Gould, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Australia" is in excellent condition, measures 14" x 21", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Allied Dotterel, these birds are expertly hand-colored with white bodies, gray wings and heads, and black masks and rust colored collars and eyebrows. Precise lines detail and define each feather and patterns on these wading birds. At the time "Birds of Australia's" publication, the birds of this region were essentially unknown to a European audience and as Gould himself admitted in the preface to the book, “the field was comparatively a new one”.John Gould was without question the most prolific ornithological artist of the 19th century, and the only one to rival John James Audubon in ambition and quality. The 19th century was a time of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents, and embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain.Gould’s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world. The Birds of Australia is John Gould’s largest and most important work. Because he himself spent so much time in the field making his own observations, the text that accompanies the illustrations is by far the most accurate and detailed of all his works. Each of the illustrations is stunningly colored and flawlessly drafted, highlighting the exquisite plumage and elegance of the birds.The colossal work is tremendous throughout, and quite rightly, it is considered Gould’s masterpiece. When Gould began work on the Birds of Australia, the ornithology of that continent was all but unknown in Europe. Gould started his research using specimens available in England, but quickly realized that the supply was far from sufficient. He discarded the work and traveled to Australia to begin his effort anew on his magnum opus.Arriving in Australia in September 1838, Gould and his wife, Elizabeth, spent the following eighteen months exploring Tasmania and the adjacent islands, South Australia, and New South Wales, and penetrated well into the interior. Over the course of these extensive travels Gould made many of the preliminary drawings that were translated into the remarkable series of 681 lithographs. Gould collected and documented so many new species -- more than three hundred -- that very few additions have been made since. His voyage to Australia was unsurpassed in the annals of ornithology.

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        Psephotus Pulcherrimus (Beautiful Parrakeet)

      London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1840-1869 - John Gould Psephotus Pulcherrimus (Beautiful Parrakeet) From The Birds of Australia London: Richard and John E. Taylor, 1840-1869 Hand-colored lithograph Framed size: 27 1/4” x 20 1/2” The Birds of Australia is John Gould’s largest and most important work. Because he himself spent so much time in the field making his own observations, the text that accompanies the illustrations is by far the most accurate and detailed of all his works. Each of the illustrations is stunningly colored and flawlessly drafted, highlighting the exquisite plumage and elegance of the birds. The colossal work is tremendous throughout, and quite rightly, it is considered Gould’s masterpiece. When Gould began work on the Birds of Australia, the ornithology of that continent was all but unknown in Europe. Gould started his research using specimens available in England, but quickly realized that the supply was far from sufficient. He discarded the work and traveled to Australia to begin his effort anew on his magnum opus. Arriving in Australia in September 1838, Gould and his wife, Elizabeth, spent the following eighteen months exploring Tasmania and the adjacent islands, South Australia, and New South Wales, and penetrated well into the interior. Over the course of these extensive travels Gould made many of the preliminary drawings that were translated into the remarkable series of 681 lithographs. Gould collected and documented so many new species -- more than three hundred -- that very few additions have been made since. His voyage to Australia was unsurpassed in the annals of ornithology. This plate is priced at exactly the hammer price (plus framing costs), not including the premium, of what it sold for at the Bay East Auction (March, 2010).

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        Terekia Cinerea

      London 1869 - This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Terekia Cinerea, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Australia" is in excellent condition, measuring 14" x 21", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Terek Godwits, these birds are expertly hand-colored with white undersides, gray crowns and black wings with a white flank. These shorebirds are illustrated with their characteristic upturned bills, allowing them to probe deeply into sand for food. At the time "Birds of Australia's" publication, the birds of this region were essentially unknown to a European audience and as Gould himself admitted in the preface to the book, “the field was comparatively a new one”. John Gould was without question the most prolific ornithological artist of the 19th century, and the only one to rival John James Audubon in ambition and quality. The 19th century was a time of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents, and embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain. Gould’s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world. The Birds of Australia is John Gould’s largest and most important work. Because he himself spent so much time in the field making his own observations, the text that accompanies the illustrations is by far the most accurate and detailed of all his works. Each of the illustrations is stunningly colored and flawlessly drafted, highlighting the exquisite plumage and elegance of the birds. The colossal work is tremendous throughout, and quite rightly, it is considered Gould’s masterpiece. When Gould began work on the Birds of Australia, the ornithology of that continent was all but unknown in Europe. Gould started his research using specimens available in England, but quickly realized that the supply was far from sufficient. He discarded the work and traveled to Australia to begin his effort anew on his magnum opus. Arriving in Australia in September 1838, Gould and his wife, Elizabeth, spent the following eighteen months exploring Tasmania and the adjacent islands, South Australia, and New South Wales, and penetrated well into the interior. Over the course of these extensive travels Gould made many of the preliminary drawings that were translated into the remarkable series of 681 lithographs. Gould collected and documented so many new species -- more than three hundred -- that very few additions have been made since. His voyage to Australia was unsurpassed in the annals of ornithology.

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        Sammelband mit 5 Schriften] : I Der Vegetarismus, seine wissenschaftliche Begründung und seine Bedeutung für das leibliche, geistige und sittliche Wohl des Einzelnen, wie der gesammten Menschheit Ein Beitrag zur Lösung der socialen Frage. (Motto: 'Alle Kultur geht vom Magen aus.' Friedrich der Große).

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

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        Occasional Poems

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

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

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

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

      London: Longmans Green & Co : First edition 1869 - 8vo, (octavo), xvi, 510pp., [2pp, publisher's advertisements], colour frontispiece showing Elbruz from near Patigorsk, 3 b/w plates, 1 panaroma plate, 16 illustrations to text, 3 folding maps, with Appendices recording details of the Elbruz Expedition of 1829; heights of peaks, passes, towns and villages in the Caucasus Provinces; and a catalogue of plants. Bound in the original pictorial brown cloth with gilt pictorial design to centre of upper cover, spine titled in gilt. A most handsome near fine copy in the original pictorial binding of this scarce classic mountaineering work by Douglas Freshfield. [Neate F71; Ghani p143]. Douglas William Freshfield (April 27, 1845 – February 9, 1934) was a British lawyer, mountaineer and author, who edited the Alpine Journal from 1872 to 1880. He was an active member of the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club and served as President of both organizations. While still a schoolboy he had ascended Mont Blanc, and in the 1860s and 1870s made at least twenty first ascents, chiefly in the lesser-known Italian Alps. Freshfield led an exploration of the Caucasus and was the first man, officially, to conquer Kazbek with guides from the village Gergeti. This is an account of the exploration of the central Caucasus that Freshfield led in 1868, at a time when the region was largely unknown and dangerous. He made the first ascent of Mounts Kazbek (16546ft), Elbruz (18470ft), as well as several other peaks. After returning to the Caucasus in 1887, he later published 'The Exploration of the Caucasus' (1896). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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

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

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        Woman's Work and Woman's Culture - A Series of Essays.

      London: MacMillan and Co, 1869 - lxiv + 367 pp, 23 x 14.5 cm. Good tight copy, with occasional slight foxing, spine restored, and new endpapers. Contributers include Frances Power Cobbe, Jessie Boucherett, Rev G Butler, Sophia Jex-Blake, James Stuart, Charles H Pearson, Herbert N Mozley, Julia Wedgwood, Elizabeth C Wolstenholme, and John Boyd-Kinnear: a nineteenth-century galaxy of people who were concerned about women's rights. Rare.

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

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

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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

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        "Group of Booteas" [pencil caption]

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

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

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

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

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

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        Pictures of Life & Character - from the Collection of Mr. Punch [First through Fifth Series. Complete]

      London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854, 1857, 1860, 1863, 1869 - Complete series of the celebrated Pictures of John Leech, of which Thackeray exclaimed, "This book is better than plum-cake at Christmas. It is one enduring plum-cake -" One of the great visual repositories of mid- Victorian English life and humor First edition, bound from the parts. Oblong folio. Each series with several hundred wood-engraved illustrations after Leech. Contemporary half red morocco, a.e.g., original pictorial front wrappers bound-in at back. Rebacked to style, new front endsheets. Some minor paper flaws, chiefly at margins. Very good. Houfe 35; cf. also Ray 139 (for 1886 collected ed.) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        PHANTASMAGORIA AND OTHER POEMS

      1869 - CARROLL, Lewis. PHANTASMAGORIA AND OTHER POEMS. London: Macmillan and Co., 1869. First edition, second issue. Small octavo. viii,202 pp. Publisher's blue cloth binding, gilt-stamped title to spine and a decorative device within a double-rule frame on sides, brown coated endpapers, a.e.g. Publisher's announcement laid-down on ffep. ("By the same Author. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.") and a bookseller's ticket ("Bound by Burn & Co.") on the rear pastedown. The binding is darkened on spine, with some minor wear at heel and crown, and shows general light soiling. Ffep. is detached, and the rear hinge is just starting; otherwise, internally, it is a clean and fresh. Very good overall. (Taylor 351).

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        The snakes of Australia; an illustrated and descriptive catalogue of all the known species.

      Sydney: Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1869. - Quarto,100 pp.,16 (four in duplicate) uncoloured lithographic plates. Binder’s cloth, the plates crisp and free of foxing. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Art Supplement to Appletons' Journal. - The Beach at Long Branch.

      Appleton. 1869. - Wood engraving, fold out Art Supplement to Appletons' Journal 1869, 13 x 19 1/2 inches on sheet size 15 1/2 x 21 inches. Paper loss to lower left corner (just affecting very edge of image), multiple folds as issued, upper horizontal fold line has been backed with Japanese paper, a few short edge tears at lower edge; overall good, clean condition. The prominent late 19th century American artist Winslow Homer worked as an illustrator for Harper's Weekly and other illustrated journals from the 1850s to the mid 1870s, his designs being rendered as wood-engravings. Homer's superior artistic abilities were recognised in this elaborate foldout "art supplement" about which the magazine wrote: Mr. Winslow Homer.gives us a picture of the ease and pleasurable abandon which accompany life at Long Branch. On the beach, more than anywhere else in the world, society throws aside its dignity. Men and women make children of themselves. Those in the water give themselves up to sport, frolicking with each other and with the waves, thoughtless of fashion and its formalities. . . . Our artist suggests an old poetic thought in the letters drawn [the artist's initials], by a young girl, in the sand." This lovely image is in the American Art collection of the Brooklyn Museum. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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

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

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        Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND [and] THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

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

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

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

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        ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

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

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

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

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        SELECT WORKS, Including IDYLLS Of The KING, The HOLY GRAIL & Other Poems, The PRINCESS, ENOCH ARDEN Etc., MAUD Etc. & In MEMORIAM.

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

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        LAMARTINE SUR SON LIT DE MORT" - DESSIN ORIGINAL SIGNE : DE RUDDER - 28 FEVRIER 1869

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

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        TRAVELS IN CENTRAL AFRICA, AND EXPLORATIONS OF THE WESTERN NILE TRIBUTARIES

      London Tinsley Brothers 1869 - 2 volumes. First Edition. VERY RARE. Profusely illustrated in each volume with many engraved illustrations within the text plus a frontispiece plate to each volume and 8 additional full-page plates and two maps on fold-out plates. 8vo, in handsome contemporary bindings of three quarter dark green calf and green green cloth. Upper covers with gilt crest of the Library of Parliament, spine with gilt decorated raised bands and lines in both gilt and blind, one compartment lettered in gilt and one with gilt crest of the Library of Parliament, also with red morocco labels lettered in gilt in one upper compartment on each volume, marbled endpapers and edges. xx, 331, folding map; [xv], [272], folding map. A handsome set in very good condition. The bindings are sound and sturdy and internally the paper is fresh and remarkably clean with the typically found foxing being present only on the prelims and much less so than would be commonly found. Bindings with some minor expected age wear to the calf but withal still very well presented. EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND IMPORTANT WORK. Very few sets of this work are ever encountered for sale or in extant collections. ‘Petherick was a well known Welsh traveler in East Central Africa where he had adopted the profession of mining engineer. In 1845 he entered the service of Mehemet Ali, and was employed in examining Upper Egypt, Nubia, the Red Sea coast and Kordofan in an unsuccessful search for coal. In 1848 he left the Egyptian service and established himself at El Obeid as a trader and was, at the same time made British Consul for the Sudan. In 1853 he removed to Khartoum and became an ivory trader. He traveled extensively in the Bahr-el-Ghazal region, then almost unknown, exploring the Jur, Yalo and other affluents of the Ghazal and in 1858 he penetrated the Niam-Niam country. Petherick’s additions to the knowledge of natural history were considerable, being responsible for the discovery of a number of new species. In 1859 he returned to England where he became acquainted with John Speke, then arranging for an expedition to discover the source of the Nile. He returned to Sudan as consul in 1861 with his new wife by his side and was entrusted with a mission by the Royal Geographic Society to convey to Gondokoro relief stores for Captains Speke and Grant. He beat them to the meeting point and so dispatched a native force to proceed south to be in touch with the absentees. With Mrs. Petherick, he undertook another journey in the Bahr-el-Ghazal, making important collections of plants and fishes and returned in February 1863, four days after the arrival of Speke and Grant. These rare volumes describe their important expedition exploring the Nile Tributaries and describe in detail the details of the Speke controversy.’ Copies of the work are of great rarity and almost never encountered by the collector. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Modern Painters Five Volumes

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

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        Thaïs

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

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

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

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        DICCIONARIO DEL DERECHO CIVIL ARAGONES

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

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        Gallinula Tenebrosa: Gould (Sombre Gallinule)

      London, 1869 This splendid hand-colored, folio-size lithograph, Glareola Grallaria: Tamm, from John Gould’s (1804-1881) monumental book "Birds of Australia" is in mint condition, measures 14.25" x 21", and magnificently displays the author’s scientific skill and attention to detail. Commonly called Sombre Gallinules or Dusky Moorhens, these birds are expertly hand-colored in shades of black with vibrant red irises and orange-yellow beaks. Precise lines detail and define each feather of these dark birds as they float around their wetland habitat. At the time "Birds of Australia's" publication, the birds of this region were essentially unknown to a European audience and as Gould himself admitted in the preface to the book, “the field was comparatively a new one”.John Gould was without question the most prolific ornithological artist of the 19th century, and the only one to rival John James Audubon in ambition and quality. The 19th century was a time of intense fascination with discoveries in natural history, especially regarding knowledge of the wildlife of exotic lands. Gould combined his passion for natural history with outstanding scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial talents, and embarked on a series of projects that would eventually make him the leading publisher of ornithological illustrations in Victorian Britain.Gould’s unparalleled career spanned five decades, and he produced a monumental series of books of birds throughout the world. The Birds of Australia is John Gould’s largest and most important work. Because he himself spent so much time in the field making his own observations, the text that accompanies the illustrations is by far the most accurate and detailed of all his works. Each of the illustrations is stunningly colored and flawlessly drafted, highlighting the exquisite plumage and elegance of the birds.The colossal work is tremendous throughout, and quite rightly, it is considered Gould’s masterpiece. When Gould began work on the Birds of Australia, the ornithology of that continent was all but unknown in Europe. Gould started his research using specimens available in England, but quickly realized that the supply was far from sufficient. He discarded the work and traveled to Australia to begin his effort anew on his magnum opus.Arriving in Australia in September 1838, Gould and his wife, Elizabeth, spent the following eighteen months exploring Tasmania and the adjacent islands, South Australia, and New South Wales, and penetrated well into the interior. Over the course of these extensive travels Gould made many of the preliminary drawings that were translated into the remarkable series of 681 lithographs. Gould collected and documented so many new species -- more than three hundred -- that very few additions have been made since. His voyage to Australia was unsurpassed in the annals of ornithology.

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        Meyer's Handatlas der neuesten Erdbeschreibung in 100 Karten., Redigiert von L. Ravenstein.

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

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