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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]

      [Bookseller: Librairie-Galerie Emmanuel Hutin]
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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.

      [Bookseller: MW Books Ltd.]
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        Exotic Ornithology, containing figures and descriptions of new or rare species of American Birds

      Bernard Quaritch, London 1869 - Contemporary half red morocco over marbled paper covered boards, spine with raised bands in six compartments, lettered in the second and third, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers Provenance: R. J. Balston, F.Z.S. (bookplate) A lovely copy of a noted work on tropical South American ornithology, wonderfully illustrated with hand coloured plates by Joseph Smit. Published in 13 parts between October 1866 and November 1869, the preface states it was originally intended to cover "the many new and rare ornithic forms that have been recently discovered in nearly every part of the world's surface. As it progressed, however, the authors found that it would be more convenient to restrict it to the birds of the Neotropical Region -- that is America south of the United States. No other part of the world can vie with Tropical America in the richness of its avifauna; and nowhere else have so many brilliant discoveries been recently made." ''The authors' original plan was that their work should form a continuation of well-known atlases, such as Buffon and Daubenton. According to the plan, the work was to give figures and descriptions of new and rare birds from all parts of the world; however, the authors soon limited the task to the birds of the Neotropical region" (Anker). "The plates are all by Mr. Smit; they are very beautiful. The whole number of species figured is 104, referring to 51 genera. In most cases, a systematic list of the other American species of the same genus is appended to the final illustration of each, thereby enlarging the scope and greatly increasing the value of the work. Each of the species is systematically treated with synonymy, diagnosis and critical and biographical matter. The authors are the highest authorities in neotropical ornithology and this work is a monument of erudition, industry and artistic excellence" (Coues). "Smit has done an excellent job with these plates, for the lovingly detailed birds stand out sharply against their backgrounds of trees, branches and leaves. It is obvious that Smit enjoyed painting the leaves as well as the birds, for they are beautifully executed" (Jackson, Bird Illustrators: Some Artists in Early Lithography, p.76). This copy with provenance to Richard J. Balston (1839-1916), a fellow of the Zoological Society, a member of the British Ornithologist's Union and author of a monograph on the birds of Kent. Balston was perhaps best known as the head of the firm Messrs. Balston, LTD., the maker for many years of the celebrated Whatman paper. Fine Bird Books (1990), p. 139; Nissen IVB 844; Anker p.450; Wood p.558; Zimmer p.260; Sabin 78138. (14 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches). 100 hand-coloured lithographed plates, finished with gum arabic, by Joseph Smit. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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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

      [Bookseller: Libri Antichi e Rari di A. Castiglioni]
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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

      [Bookseller: de KunstBurg]
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        HAND AND SOUL

      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]

      [Bookseller: Leonard Roberts, Bookseller]
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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]

      [Bookseller: Lasting Words Ltd PBFA]
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        Oeuvres.

      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]

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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        BENT'S FORT, COLORADO TERRITORY].

      [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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        OEUVRES COMPLETE DE J. RACINE (8 VOL SET - COMPLETE)

      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.

      [Bookseller: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA]
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        LETTER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, COMMUNICATING COPIES OF REPORTS UPON INDIAN AFFAIRS IN THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI

      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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        DICCIONARIO DEL DERECHO CIVIL ARAGONES

      . 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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        Die Auvergne in Frankreich in vier und dreißig Originalzeichnungen.

      London und Paris, um 1869-70.. Mit kalligraphischem Titelblatt und 33 (von 34) auf Karton montierten, überwiegend aquarellierten Originalbleistiftzeichnungen. Lose in grüner Maroquinkassette über Holzdeckeln mit goldgeprägten Rückenfileten, breitem goldgeprägten Rahmen auf den Deckeln, der vordere Deckel mittig mit goldgeprägter Widmung "Ihrer Majestät der Kaiserin Augusta in tiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet", Steh- und breiter ornamentaler Innenkantenvergoldung, Innenseiten mit Seidenbezug, Metallschloss.. Imposantes Geschenk für Augusta Marie Luise Katharina von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach (1811-1890), als Ehefrau Kaiser Wilhelms I. deutsche Kaiserin und Königin von Preußen. Beiliegend: 4 Quart-Seiten mit eigenhändigem handschriftlichen Verzeichnis der enthaltenen Sujets. Dort ist auch alt angemerkt, dass die Nummer 34 fehlt, da die Originalzeichnung als Vorlage für einen Holzstich (Buch- oder Zeitungsillustration ?) verwendet wurde. - Die Blätter in verschiedenen Formaten, 2 Kartons mit 2 Bildern, 1 mit 3 Bildern, also insgesamt 37 Bilder. - Die Zeichnungen im Bild signiert und datiert 1869 (bis auf eine 1870), wohl der Zeitpunkt der Reise. Sie zeigen Landschaftsstudien, Ansichten von Städten, Dörfern und einzelnen Gebäuden sowie Genreszenen von Jahrmärkten, Straßen und Plätzen. - Kasette: Schlüssel fehlt, Kanten berieben, Ecken wenig bestoßen, ein Blatt mit kleiner Bereibung, wenige mit Anmerkungen auf den Unterlagekartons bzw. Kleberesten im Rand. Impressive gift to Empress Augusta with title in calligraphy and 33 mounted, partly colored pencil-drawings of the scenery, towns and places in the Auvergne. Loose in green morocco-box, richly gilt.

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        He Knew He Was Right

      Strahan, London 1869 - Two volumes, octavo, with 32 plates; a nice copy in contemporary half maroon calf. First edition, primary issue (both half-titles present) of the story of Louis Trevelyan whose steadfast faith in his conviction that his wife has been unfaithful - 'He knew he was right' - drives him to child abduction and then turns him into a paranoid madman: 'nothing could be more convincing than the gradual intensification of Trevelyan's obsession from a rectitudinous egoism to the isolation of madness?' (Allen, The English Novel). The deft transformation of Trevelyan is brought into relief by the staunch figure of his wife Emily, and her attempts to resist his ever wilder charges and actions. The accompanying pictures are by the accomplished genre painter Marcus Stone, who supported his successful painting career with book illustration, largely at the suggestion of Dickens. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        The Highlands of Brazil;

      London: Tinsley Brothers,, 1869. with a Full Account of the Gold and Diamond Mines. Also canoeing down 1500 Miles of the Great River São Francisco from Sabará to the Sea. 2 volumes octavo. Original green sand-grained cloth, title gilt to the spine, lozenges enclosing elaborate fleurons in blind to the boards, mid-brown surface-paper endpapers. Frontispiece and title-page vignette to each, folding map at rear of volume II. A little rubbed, some restoration of the hinges, some foxing front and back, light toning, but overall a very good copy. First edition, second issue. In 1864 Burton was transferred from Fernando Po to the consulate at Santos, Brazil; "Considering Santos unhealthy, Burton established a pleasant retreat at São Paulo, 45 miles distant. At Rio de Janeiro he and Isabel enjoyed the favour of emperor Dom Pedro II, a student of Arabic and other Eastern languages. A leave in Minas Gerais resulted in The Highlands of the Brazil" (ODNB). Casada draws attention to Isabel Burton's introduction where she remarks on the author's "religious and moral sentiments, which belie a good and chivalrous life", explaining that she is "compelled to differ with him on many other subjects … with mutual agreement to differ".

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        JOURNAL OF THE REV. S.D. HINMAN, MISSIONARY TO THE SANTEE SIOUX INDIANS. AND TAOPI, BY BISHOP WHIPPLE

      McCalla & Stavely, Printers 1869., 1869. First edition. 8vo.19.5 cm. x 12 cm. in pink printed wrappers with illustration of College and Chapel of Our Most Merciful Saviour, Santee Indian Mission, L'Eau, qui Court Co., Nebraska, on rear wrapper. xviii, 87 pp. Samuel Dutton Hinman, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1839, was inspired by the reports of missionaries working among Native Americans on the frontier and so, became one of the first students at Seabury Theological School in Minnesota. In 1860 Minnesota’s Episcopal Bishop, Henry B. Whipple, after visiting a Dakota reservation, appointed Hinman to the Lower Agency. There he established the Mission of St. John in Redwood County, Minnesota. Hinman was made a Priest of the Church in 1861 and his congregation began to grow. Hinman learned the Dakota language and began to translate his services into the Dakota language. By mid-1862 he’d converted numerous Dakota men, including the chiefs Taopi and Good Thunder. Frustrated by the government’s failing to adhere to the commitments made in the 1851 treaty, the Dakotas attacked white farmsteads. The missionaries fled to Fort Ridgely, Minnesota. After the uprising, Hinman continued to work among the Indians and by March 1863 his congregation had grown to 300. In May 1318 Dakota were sent via steamboat to a new camp at Crow Creek, a desolate piece of land where the Dakota battled drought, sickness and inferior-quality government rations. The result was the death over almost 300 Indians. Hinman continued to minister and convert the Indians and in 1866 it was decided to move the Dakota to a more favorable location. The Dakota, now known as the Santee Sioux, were moved to a reservation set up in northeast Nebraska at the juncture of the Niobrara and Missouri rivers. Hinman was asked to gather the “friendly Sioux” who had remained in Minnesota and bring them to Niobrara. The plight of one of these “friendly Sioux,” Taopi, who died the following February in extreme poverty moved William Welsh to prepare this pamphlet. It includes an extract from Hinman’s diary for the month of January 1869 and a copy of the address made by Bishop Whipple at Taopia’s funeral. The eulogy on the Christian chief is largely concerned with the notion that peace on the frontier is dependent upon the Indians' conversion. Also includes copies of letters from Hinman, former Minnesota Superentendent of Indian Affairs W.J. Cullen, Minnesota’s ex-Senator Henry M. Rice, and former Dakota agent Joseph R. Brown, as well as the report of the Peace Commission of 1868. Field 702 says, "The day-by-day journal of one of the more noted of the missionaries among the Santee-Sioux; detailing his life, experiences and adventures with the tribe; the Sioux outbreak and massacre on '62; the butchering of 1000 whites, etc., etc." Wrappers lightly soiled and with chips to top corners and with light wear to the extremities, else a very good copy and very interesting.

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        Die Schweiz in Original - Ansichten ihrer interessantesten Gegenden,, historisch merkwürdigsten Städte, Badeorte, Kirchen, Burgen und sonstigen ausgezeichneten Baudenkmäler alter und neuer Zeit. Nach der Natur aufgenommen und in Stahl gestochen von den ausgezeichnetsten Künstlern unserer Zeit. Mit historisch topographischem Text von H. Runge.

      Darmstadt, Lange, 1869 - 1 gestochener Titel, 288 (von 320) Seiten Text des 1. Bandes. Enthalten sind unter anderem folgende Ansichten: Aarau GA, Kloster Schönenwerth bei Aarau, Aarburg, Arbon, Baden und die Ruine Stein, Basel TA, Basel mit der Rheinbrücke, Spahlentor in Basel, St. Jacob-Denmal bei Basel, Bern mit der Eisenbahnbrücke, Bern mit der Nydeckbrücke, Bern mit dem Bundespalast, Brienz, Bürgeln, Burgdorf, Engelhörner, Wellhorn und Wetterhorn, Flüelen GA, Frauenfeld, Genf GA, Genf - Rousseau Denkmal, St. Gallen, Sitterbrücke bei St. Gallen, Parthie am Bergsturz von Goldau (Schwyz), Golzwyl am Brienzer See, Grindelalp, Schloss Habsburg, Ingenbohl mit dem Bauen und Uri-Rothstock (Schwyz), Interlaken GA, Villa Ober in Interlaken, Interlaken mit Blick auf den Thuner See, Lauterbrunnen mit dem Staubach, Luzern mit dem Rigi, Luzern mit dem Pilatus, Meiringen, Partie am Reichenbach bei Meiringen, Rosenlaui-Gletscher bei Meiringen (Bern), Oberhofen, Oltschibachfall im Haslithal, Rorschach, Die Mythen und Bad Seewen, Solothurn, Thun GA, Thun Vom Kirchhof aus gesehen (Bern), Thun Schloß und Kirche, Schloß Schadau bei Thun, Wengern-Scheideck, Wesen und Wallenstadter See, Wintherthur GA, Zürich GA von der Weid aus gesehen, Zürich von der Enge aus gesehen, Zug mit dem Rigi, Zürich von der Rathausbrücke auf die Münsterbrücke mit Zunfthäusern und Großmünster. Stiche von Fesca, Kolb, Kurz, Poppel u.a. nach L. Rohbock. * * * * Einband etwas berieben und bestoßen, Buchblock etwas angebrochen, sonst noch gut erhaltenes Exemplar. Die Blätter (unter Seidenhemdchen) nur ganz gelegentlich minimal fleckig, doch kräftiger, sauberer Druck. Sprache: de Gewicht in Gramm: 1900 25 x 18 cm, roter Halblederband mit Blind- und Goldprägung auf Rücken und Deckel, dreiseitiger Goldschnitt. Sammelband mit 53 Stahlstichtafeln auf aufgewalztem Chinapapier unter rosa Seidenhemdchen aus den drei Bänden.

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        Autograph poetical draft of The Seasons,Ó 1869, signed Ã’William Morris.Ó

      1869. Small folio (12.75 x 7 inches), 1 p., written in ink on blue paper. In fine condition. This manuscript was written to accompany the four paintings by Burne-Jones entitled Ã’The SeasonsÓ (1869) as illustrated in Christopher WoodÕs Burne-Jones, 1998, pp. 70-71; that was the title under which it was published in 1871 in The Academy. Morris manuscripts from any period are rare, only four having sold at auction in the last 25 years. There was no manuscript by Morris from this period in the Berger collection. Morris rewrote this poem in 1891 and added two verses before publishing it again in Poems by the Way, 1891, as Ã’Verses for Pictures.Ó

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        SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: An Illustrated Journal of Art, Science & Mechanics (6 volumes, 3 complete years) (Scientific American)

      New York: Munn & Co, 1869. Hard Cover. near Very Good binding. Elephant Folio. Sold as a 6 volume set. Oversized and heavy. 3 complete years. Volumes XX-XXV. Jan. 1869 - June 1869; July 1869 - Dec. 1869; Jan. 1870 - June 1870; July 1870 - Dec. 1870; Jan. 1871 - June 1871; July 1871 - Dec. 1871. One-half leather and marbled boards. Light edgewear to extremities. Slightly heavier wear to lower extremites. Digital pictures of the 6 volume set available upon request. near Very Good binding.

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        Cadore or Titian’s country.

      Longmans, London. 1869 - Dall’indice: Titian’s house in Venice, Titian’s road to the mountains, Titian among the mountains, Cadore as it is, Cadore as it was, The battle of Cadore, The rest of the story and the other Vecelli, In and about Cadore, An excursiono from Cadore, Cadore the cradle of landscape art. Importante apparato iconografico comprendente una mappa del Cadore, tre tavole a due colori (delle quali una ripiegata) e 29 tavole in nero su carta pesante. Nella legatura editoriale originale con motivo al piatto e motto in oro: "Titian from Omnia Vanitas". Molto raro. Formato: XIV, 322 p., XXXIII c. di tav., 27 cm, tela editoriale. Copia proveniente da biblioteca con piccoli difetti al dorso che presenta anche un timbrino e numero manoscritto (no etichetta), etichette alle sguardie e rinforzo in tela alle cerniere interne, timbrini al frontespizio e alle tavole fuori dal testo, per il resto esemplare fresco e ben tenuto.

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        The Subjection of Women.

      London, Lonmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1869. 8vo. Uncut in the original embossed dark yellow full cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Brown coated endpapers. Soiling to extremities and corners bumped. Previous owner's name to verso of front free end-paper. A few occasional brown spots to first and last five leaves. Otherwise a fine copy. (4), 188 pp.. First edition of Mill's highly controversial work and "the last of [Mill's] great political tracts" (ODNB). Mill's tract constitute one of the most important and famous works on feminism and women's rights ever to be published and certainly the most important (and controversial) published in the 19th century. He saw women's status in society as not only harmful for women themselves, but also for society in general. Having half the human race unable to contribute to society outside of the home was a hindrance to human development in general."The object of this Essay is to explain as clearly as I am able, the grounds of an opinion which I have held from the very earliest period when I had formed any opinions at all on social or political matter, and which, instead of being weakened or modified, has been constantly growing stronger by the progress of reflection and the experience of life: That the principle which regulates the existing social relations between the two sexes-the legal subordination of one sex to the other-is wrong in itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement; and that it ought to be replaced by a principle of perfect equality, admitting no power or privilege on the one side, nor disability on the other" (p. 1).The present work ultimately takes a prominent place in Mill's general philosophy of freedom, since "Subjection of Women" can be seen in large part as a long argument on the abuse of power: "Mill's father defended democracy, but also argued that votes for women were unnecessary, since the male could adequately represent the interests of the family and those who were parts of it. But the younger Mill points out that the interests of the male could diverge from those of the female in the family. Here he recognizes as elsewhere he does not, that the actions of individuals in an aggregate often do not result in maximizing the general welfare of the parts. Male self-interest is in the subjection of women. The self-interest of women is in their own liberation. Since male self-interest clearly does conflict with the self-interest of the female, the votes of women are needed to curb the pursuit of male self-interest. (SEP)John Stuart Mill credited his wife, Harriet Taylor Mill, with co-writing the essay. This was disputed in 2009 (Tong, Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction). It has also been noted that some of the arguments are similar to Harriet Taylor Mill's essay The Enfranchisement of Women which was published in 1851.(PMM 345 & 398)

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

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

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        U.S. Grant presidential free frank to his close friend J. Russell Jones in Brussels whom he had appointed Minister in Belgium in 1869 ? a bribery scandal involving a gift of land from Jones to Grant at the time of the appointment erupted during the 1872 campaign

      Rare envelope franked ?U.S. Grant? as President in the upper right between the printed ?Executive Mansion? and ?Secretary? which Grant has crossed out, 6? x 3.5?. Addressed by Grant to ?Hon. J.R. Jones / U.S. Minister &c. / Brussels / Belg.? Neatly cut open at top and partial left edges; missing back flap. Minor flaws. Fine condition.President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Joseph Russell Jones as U.S. Minister Resident in Belgium on June 1, 1869. Jones presented his credentials in Brussels on July 21, 1869. He served until July 22, 1875, when he left Belgium at his request.During Grant?s 1872 reelection campaign, it was reported in an editorial in the August 19th edition of the ?New York Tribune,? founded and edited by Horace Greeley, in part, ?We have not yet published or referred to the serious statement ... in regard to an alleged transfer of a valuable piece of property in the outskirts of Chicago from J. Russell Jones to President Grant, without any further conside

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        Brockhaus - Bilder-Atlas. Ikonographische Encyklopädie der Wissenschaft und Künste. Ein Ergänzungswerk zu jedem Conversations=Lexikon. Fünfhundert Tafeln in Stahlstich, Holzschnitt und Lithographie in acht Bänden.

      Leipzig : F.A. Brockhaus, ohne Jahr (1869-1875)... Zweite vollständig umgearbeitete Auflage. 10 Bände in 7 Büchern gebunden. Textbände (Erläuterungen zu den Tafeln.) zusammen über 1630 S.; die Tafelbände mit insgesamt 498 ( von 500 Tafeln). Es fehlt die Landkarte der Schweiz (diese trägt die Nummer 21/20, die Landkarten werden als 2 Tafeln gezählt) Tafelbände (1-7: Halblederbände der Zeit ca. 27,3 x 36,9 cm; Tafelband 8 (Geographie) Halblederband der Zeit, ca. 27,7 x 36,3 cm; Textbände : geprägte Leineneinbände, ca. 27,5 x 19 cm.. Es fehlt die Landkarte der Schweiz (diese trägt die Nummer 21/20, die Landkarten werden als 2 Tafeln gezählt). Ansonsten vollständiges Exemplar mit den beiden Textbänden. Einbände berieben und bestoßen, stellenweise beschabt. Innengelenke der Textbände gebrochen, Außengelenke angeplatzt. Papier der Textbände qualitätsbedingt leicht gebräunt Tafeln stellenweise gebräunt (meist Rückseite), stellenweise stockfleckig. 2 Tafeln der Botanik mit kleinen Randbeschädigungen und gelockert, die Landkarten teilweise stärker gelockert. Die Tafeln zum Bergwesens sind hinter dem Bauwesen eingebunden. Etwa 10 Blatt mit kleineren Randbeschädigungen. Insgesamt noch guter Zustand.

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        Canadian Wild Flowers.

      John Lovell, Montreal 1869 - 86pp. Green cloth stamped in gold on the cover, all edges gilt, brown endpapers. With ten hand coloured tissued lithographs. Wear to corners and spine ends, mild scattered foxing throughout. A very good copy. ; Folio [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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