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

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

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd]
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        HE KNEW HE WAS RIGHT

      Strahan & Co 1869 - First edition. Two volumes. 8vo. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles on the spine and decoration blind stamped to each board. Bound from the parts, with blank half title leaf in each volume. A very good set indeed, which just shows a little surface wear to the spine ends and joints, but a bright crisp set. Internally very clean, with occasional scattered foxing. Thirty-two steel engraved plates by Marcus Stone, with further thirty-two engravings in the text. Originally issued in 32 weekly parts from October 1868 to May 1869 and issued in book form with the last serial issue. This copy appears to have been bound up from the weekly parts rather than the separately printed sheets, which is not mentioned in Sadleir's bibliography. Sadleir 31 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jonkers Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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        He Knew He Was Right . . . With Sixty-four Illustrations by Marcus Stone.

      London: Strahan, 1869. - ÒA long and detailed study of the gradual falling into madness of a suspicious husband . . . Ó - Sadleir, Trollope, A Commentary, page 393. Bookplate of Oliver Brett on the front paste-downs. 2 vols, 8vo, original blind-stamped green cloth, gilt lettering. Frontispieces, 30 plates and 32 vignettes in the text. Sadleir, Trollope, 31; Wolff 6780; NCBEL III, 883. Hinges and head and feet of the spines carefully repaired with matching cloth; edges a little rubbed; very nice copy. First edition in book form, preceded by the parts issue. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Brick Row Book Shop, ABAA]
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        PHINEAS FINN, The Irish Member (Two Volumes in Slipcase)

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA]
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        He Knew he Was Right

      Strahan and Company, London 1869 - Volume 1 ix. 384pp. Frontis. 16 wood engraved plates. Volume 2 ix. 384pp. Frontis. 16 wood engraved plates. Fine contemporary binding of quarter dark green goatskin and dark green cloth boards. Cream and green marbled endpapers. Five gilt bordered raised bands to spine with two black labels. Gilt lettering. Gilt and green braided headband. Some very slight scattered foxing throughout. A handsome set in a fine contemporary binding. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Weybridge Books.]
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        He Knew He Was Right.

      Strahan London 1869 - First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., bound without half titles, 64 wood-engraved illustrations by Marcus Stone. Contemporary red half morocco gilt, marbled edges, an excellent copy. In this book Trollope, for the first time based a novel on psychological analysis rather than a study of social manners. It is a tale of the gradual falling into madness of a suspicious husband and although it has the usual Trollopian elements, e.g. a subplot revolving around the Cathedral Close of Exeter, the pathological study of Trevelyan is the book's main theme and its importance in the chronology of Trollope's work. Sadleir 31. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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        The American Bond Detector; And Complete History of the United States Government Securities; Issued Under The Sanction Of The United States Treasury Department

      Washington, D.C.: 1869. - oblong folio. pp. 2 p.l., 100. 22 engraved plates of American bank notes (some colour) & 9 chromolithographed & embossed plates of coins in gold, silver & copper metallic tones. new half calf, original cloth from front cover bound in (paper lightly embrowned, light soiling or foxing to some plates). First Edition. The plates of the bonds were printed at the Treasury Department from the original dies in the possession of the government and show all of the bonds issued under the Acts of Congress from July 17, 1861, to March 3, 1868. The descriptive text includes important details to aid in the detection of counterfeits. Also included are nine chromolithographed and embossed plates in metallic tones showing the obverse and reverse of different denominations of gold, silver, and copper American and international coins. This is the only work of its type ever produced due to the fact that the Treasury Department refused to authorize any further use of its security dies. The intent was to furnish "bankers and the public with a positive and permanent basis for testing the genuineness of their bonds, and for the dissemination of information believed to be of the first importance for the protection alike of individuals and the government". The publishers have carefully guarded their plates from the liability of any possible transfer or misuse by the adoption of a small segmented mutilation in the form of the letter V. Authorship has been attributed to both Nehemiah George Ordway, who is listed on the verso of the title as having filed for copyright, and to Laban Heath, who wrote Heath’s Infallible Counterfeit Detector (1864). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB)]
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        President Grant Calls the Senate Into Special Session

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

      [Bookseller: The Raab Collection]
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        On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection,

      London: John Murray,, 1869. or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Fifth Edition, with additions and corrections. (Tenth thousand.) Octavo. Original green fine sand-grain cloth, titles to spine gilt, decorative panels blocked in blind to sides, black endpapers: Freeman's variant "a" binding with the title on the spine in roman capitals. Folding lithographic diagram. Calligraphic inkstamp of Polish scholar Tadeusz Sulimirski (1898–1983) at head of title. Extremities rubbed, spine ends nicked, inner hinges with superficial cracks but holding firm, a very good copy. Fifth edition. This edition sees the first use by Darwin of Herbert Spencer's phrase "survival of the fittest", appearing in the heading of chapter IV and in the text.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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        Executive order - John A. Rawlins

      Washington, D.C. 1869 - Single page, 8vo., on "Executive Mansion" letterhead. Pencil draft of Grant's executive order regarding the death of his Secretary of War John A. Rawlins, dated September 6, 1869; revised and issued by Secretary of State Hamilton Fish the following day "by order of the President" (see Richardson, "Messages and Papers of the Presidents," 8: 3979) ---- "Issue Ex. order directing the funeral of Sec. Rawlins to take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. with military honors under direction of the Gen. of the Army. Detail pawl [sic] bearers. Direct on day of funeral salute be fired from all arsenals and forts, navy yards military and naval academies in the United States, flags to be kept at half mast during the day, all customs houses closed and public work be suspended for the day, and that the Gen. of the Army and heads of depts. give the necessary orders for carrying these directions into effect" ---- In 1860, Rawlins, then a young lawyer, first met Grant at Galena, Illinois. There relationship was notable for its closeness and as Grant was promoted, so was Rawlins, becoming Grant's principal staff officer and most intimate and influential advisor. Rawlins was "the only man, aside from his sons that Grant ever loved." Sick with tuberculosis, Rawlins served as Grant's first secretary of war, but died after only six months in office, as another friend, W.T. Sherman, stood by his bedside. Rawlins's devotion to Grant was underscored by his poignant last request to see Grant, who arrived just minutes after he passed away. Professionally matted and framed. Shipping extra. noamz [Attributes: Signed Copy]

      [Bookseller: North Star Rare Books & Manuscripts]
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        Mexico, and The United States; Their Mutual Relations and Common Interests

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

      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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        Carnets de dessins d'Afrique du Nord / Sketch books. North Africa].

      Algérie, 1867-1868-1869. 1867 - 3 carnets à dessin petit in-4° oblong (210 x 270, 240 x 300, 240 x 320 mm.) comprenant 85 dessins originaux au crayon, en noir ou en couleurs, dont 25 sur double-page, 58 à pleine page ; 5 croquis de cartes (1 sur double-page) et 2 dessins de bateaux (datés 1898). Pleine toile écrue d'époque, lacets, étui à crayon; joli dessin en couleurs sur la couverture de 2 des carnets. (Défauts d'usage aux reliures, plusieurs feuillets déreliés). Remarquable ensemble de dessins, exécutés sur le vif par un artiste anonyme, lors d'un périple en Algérie de 1867 à 1868. L'auteur était vraisemblablement membre d'une équipe effectuant un travail de cartographie : un appareil de géomètre est représenté sur la couverture d'un des carnets et en situation sur certains dessins, et plusieurs croquis de cartes jalonnent les carnets. Chaque dessin est légendé et daté, ce qui permet de retracer les différentes étapes de son voyage : Alger, Constantine, Bougie. Mais aussi de nombreux lieux et villages situés dans les montagnes, Oueds et oasis : Sidi Makhlouf, Aïn Oufiéra, Aïn Madhi, Oued Ouarren, Djebel Amour, Oued Berriche, Rafreirta, Hafri Negib, El Ouguilia, Hafri d'Oloued, El Gada, El Kruma, El Mdilika, Haouafir Herarig, Aïn el Kahla, caravansérail devant Guelt es Stel, Aïn Ousséra, Ben Gezout. Les campements des voyageurs sont souvent représentés avec les personnages, les tentes et les mules. De nombreux paysages, forts, palmiers. sont croqués sur double page, mais l'artiste s'intéresse aussi à la population : villageoises, paysans. Séduisant témoignage de l’Algérie du milieu du 19ème siècle siècle. 3 vols. oblong 4to. 85 original pencil drawings (some of them in colours, 25 double page, 58 full pages, 5 sketches of maps, 2 drawings depicting boats, dated 1898). Contemporary illustrated cloth. Charming drawing set, from real by an anonymous artist, during a travel in Algeria (1867-1878). Each sketch is captionned and dated. Its represent landscapes but also people. Attractive set.

      [Bookseller: Librairie Ancienne Les Trois Islets]
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        Studien über die Entwickelung der Echinodermen und Nemertinen.

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

      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dr. Wolfgang Wanzke]
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        Iron and Steel Manufacture. . iron and steel in the Paris Exhibition of 1867; . the state and progress of the manufacture during . 1867 & 1868 . descriptions of many of the principal iron and steel works in Great Britain, the continent of Europe, and the United States.

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

      [Bookseller: Richard Neylon]
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        Children of the Sun

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

      [Bookseller: Rooke Books]
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        AN ACCOUNT OF THE IRON RAILWAY BRIDGE ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, AT QUINCY, ILLINOIS

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

      [Bookseller: Robert Gavora, Fine & Rare Books, ABAA]
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        Handbook of the River Plate; comprising Buenos Ayres, the Upper Provinces, Banda Oriental, and Paraguay

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        Monogram Album with Monograms Incorporated into Watercolors and Ink Drawings

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

      [Bookseller: White Fox Rare Books and Antiques]
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        FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON;

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

      [Bookseller: Sumner & Stillman [ABAA]]
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        New York Election Frauds, or Election frauds in New York, The Reports of Committees of the House of Representatives ,Made during the third session of the fortieth Congress 1869 . Original 1869 Book.

      Washington Government Printing Office, Washington 1869 - viii + supplemental report 149-185 (looks complete) + ( page 1) - 892 pages, pages, Original full tan leather binding , fair, front detached, some minor loss of spine (spine fragile ). Protected in recent brown paper dust cover. Contents Very Good, Clean & tight. 1st blank endpage only at front detached & tatty. 2nd blank front endpage fair/good with edge staining from the original binding of tan leather covers, also to next page/title then all good to rear 2 endpages. Mostly questions and answers with various lists including names & addresses of applicants & witness. Male population of wards of New York City, some with amount of white & coloured inc. Native & Foreign. Comparison of the vote of New York of 1865-'68, and lots more. Supplemental titled "New York Election Frauds" title at top of Supplemental + pages 1 to 892 is "Election Frauds in New York" at time of listing only found a couple listed on the net, in institutions, none listed for sale. 15 x 23cm Approx 5.5cm Thick [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Malcolm Books]
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        Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus

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

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

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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller]
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        Traite De Fortification Polygonale. (Atlas Only).

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

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

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

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

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

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        Phantasmagoria and Other Poems

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

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        The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

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

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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]

      [Bookseller: McConnell Fine Books ABA & ILAB]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Arundel Books]
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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

      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA]
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        DICTIONNAIRE DE CHIMIE PURE ET APPLIQUEE,

      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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