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        Indiana In the War of the Rebellion. INSCRIBED

      Indianapolis: Douglass & Conner, 1869., 1869. Thick 8vo. xviii, 372 pp. Original green cloth stamped in gilt. INSCRIBED by the author on a special "Executive Department of Indiana, Adjutant Generals' Office" plate affixed to the front pastedown: "Indianapolis 17 July 1869, To General H. B. Carrington, . . with compliments of W. H. H. Terrell." Henry Beebee Carrington served as Colonel and Brigadier General in the Union Army. He is best known for his role in the Fetterman Massacre, and also for his zealous pursuit of northerners disloyal to the Union. Light edge wear, some spinal darkening, scattered foxing else tight, very good plus.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.

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        Post Route Map of the State of Maine and of the Adjacent Parts of New Hampshire and the Dominion of Canada

      Washington: 1869 [updated 1 February 1873]. Engraved map, period hand- colouring in outline, sectioned and linen-backed at a contemporary date. Sheet size: 39 ¼ x 31 3/8 inches. Large inset Map of the State of Maine Showing Connections with the Surrounding States and Provinces. Housed in a contemporary brown cloth slipcase, title stamped in gilt on the covers. Provenance: John Henry Devereux, 1832-1886, President of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis Railway (name stamped in gilt on the slipcase). Rare official Post Route map of Maine, owned by the Civil War General in charge of all Union railroad lines and the President of a major railroad company following the war. Nicholson, who was responsible for setting up the topographical department of the Post Office during the Civil War, went on to serve as the official Topographer to the Post Office for 22 years. His maps focus on the postal routes and, naturally, towns, as well as political boundaries and railroad routes. Lakes, rivers and other waterways provide the only topographical detail. The postal routes are colour-coded to indicate frequency with which they are used (e.g., black for six times per week, blue for three times per week), with rail routes differentiated by cross-hatching. The distance for each route segment is also indicated. The map includes a legend and an inset table of distances between post offices. The official Post Office Department logo and motto ('With Celerity Certainty and Security') is also present. Nicholson's maps were originally published between 1866-1876, but it was essential to keep updating them, and to this end the map also includes a printed note "The Service on this diagram brought up to date of," followed by a space in which a manuscript date has been added. The relationship between the Post Office and the railroads began very early. The first known contract was in 1832, just two years after the maiden voyage of the nation's first steam locomotive, for transport of mail between Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA. On July 7, 1838, an act of Congress declared all rail routes to be postal routes, and the railways rapidly became the backbone of the postal system. While these maps were distributed throughout the Post Office Department, it is not clear how often these early issues of the maps were given or sold to non- governmental users, like the present. Devereux, the original owner of this map, was the President of the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway at the time of publication. He had served in the Civil War as the officer in charge of all the Union rail lines, eventually achieving the rank of General. Phillips, p. 386 (1881 issue); Cf. Virginia W. Mason. The U.S. Post Office Department, Division of Topography: the Conception, Production, and Obsolescence of Postal Mapping in the United States. (unpublished thesis). Madison, WI: Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002.

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        John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character

      London - Bradbury, Agnew and Co, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A complete collection of the John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character, bound in one volume. The First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Series. John Leech (29 August 1817 29 October 1864 in London) was an English caricaturist and illustrator. It was in 1841 that Leech's connection with Punch began, a connexion which subsisted until his death, and resulted in the production of the best-known and most admirable of his designs. His first contribution appeared in the issue of 7 August, a full-page illustrationentitled Foreign Affairs of character studies from the neighbourhood of Leicester Square. His cartoons deal at first mainly with social subjects, and are rough and imperfect in execution, but gradually their method gains in power and their subjects become more distinctly political. Condition: In original cloth covered binding with gilt decoration. Externally, sound with wear and bumping to extremities. Hinges strained. Slight marks to boards and slight evidence of past worming to rear board. Internally, binding loosening very slightly in one place. Bright with the odd handling mark. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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        The Cider's Maker's Manual. A Practical Handbook Which Embodies Treatises on the Apple, Construction of Cider Mills, Cider Press

      HAAS & KELLEY, BUFFALO, NY 1869 - Publisher: Buffalo: Haas & Kelley, 1869; Buffalo: Haas & Kelley, 1869. First edition. Publisher's cloth. several spot wrinkles to cloth boards, bright black print on lilly white paper; Spine ends worn, scattered foxing and staining mostly along bottom and fore margins, else a very good copy. index, illustrated with b/w drawings, bookplate inside front cover; A landmark. The first full-length American book on apple cider production. -----; The Cider Makers Manual; A Practical Hand Book The Cider's Maker's Manual. A Practical Handbook Which Embodies Treatises on the Apple, Construction of Cider Mills, Cider Presses, Seed-Washers, and Cider Mill Machinery in General; Cider Making; Fermentation; Improved Processes in Refining Cider, and its conversion into wine and champagnel Vinegar manipulation by the slow and quick processes; imitation ciders; various kinds of surrigate wines; summer beverages; Fancy Vinegars, etc., etc. DATE PUBLISHED: 1869 EDITION: FIRST ED 174 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        The Illustrated London News. 1869 - (07 - 12). July 3 to December 25

      London.: Illustrated London News.. Volume LIV.. 1869.. Bound volume, July through December 1869 year of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 668pp, 16 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities rubbed. Interior is clean and tight: occasional light foxing to interior pages, missing 2 leaves (175/6, 415/6) croquet related, creases to a few pages, pg 45/46 detached, creased and soiled (in outer margins). FEATURED ITEMS: Many articles and wood engravings depicting scenery, towns, bridges etc. of the Union Pacific Railway, including a view of Pullman's Sleeping Car (exterior) and two interior views; views of Salt Lake City; extensive coverage of the opening of the Suez Canal, see partial list of images below; double page view of Town and Port of Macao (tipped in). DOUBLE PAGE TIPPED IN ILLUSTRATIONS: "Exeter" (city view) 180-181, The International University Boat Race two images approx 6 1/2 x 19 inches 228-229, The City of Chester from the South Side 348-349, Blackfriars New Bridge Over the Thames (approximately 7 x 18 1/2 inches), Her Majesty Opening the Holborn Valley Viaduct 484-485, Her Majesty Opening the Blackfriars New Bridge 496-497, Town and Port of Macao 532-533 (approximately 19 x 6 1/2 inches), View of Athens With the New Railway Station 532-533 (approximately 19 x 6 1/2 inches), Opening of the Suez Canal: Blessing the Canal 588-589, Prize Cattle, Pigs and Sheep 612-613. FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS (A SAMPLING): Landing of the French Atlantic Telegraph Cable Near Brest 8, The French Atlantic Telegraph Cable: Arrival of the Great Eastern off Brest 36, The Bermuda Floating Dock 21, Summer Evening on the Paris Boulevards 29, "Henry Wandsworth Longfellow" portrait 61, Prize Cattle 104, Prize Horses 105, The Union Pacific Railway...a Prairie Fire in Nebraska 121 (image 7 x 13 1/2 inches), "The Union Pacific Railway: Salt Lake City" (city view) 129, Prize Foxhounds 133, Hunting Guanacoes In Patagonia 153, The Union Pacific Railway: Weber Valley Tunnel and Skull Rock (two views) 161, The Place of Arms, Havannah, Cuba 193, Gathering Bilberries 277, Corsica...the Harbour 289, "Scenes in New Zealand: Bay in the Island of Kawau and Bay of Islands" two views 304, Forest Scene in Cuba 313, Flamingoes...Sandwich Harbour, South Africa 364, South African Travel: Breaking up the Camp at Daka 378, The Holborn Valley Viaduct: View Looking East 386, Circa de los Posas--Cuba 394, Ancient Hindu Temple at Bindrabund 401, "Wreck Chart of the British Isles for 1868" 433, "The Thames Subway at the Tower" four images approx 4 x 4 1/2 inches 440, Town and Port of Wellington, New Zealand 476 (approximately 7 x 13 1/2 inches), The Great Eastern Leaving Portland Harbour 508, Murree, in the Punjaub 512, Mushroom Culture in France 552, Prize Dogs 600, "Prize Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigeons" 601, Opening of the Canal: the Procession of Ships 608, The High Priest at Nablus Reading the Pentateuch 625, Yachts Entering the Red Sea from the Suez Canal 649. ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES include: New Zealand; South Africa; The Union Pacific Railway: Omaha Terminus (City View); Pullman's Sleeping Railway-Car; the Amsterdam Sea Canal; Opening of the Suez Canal. .

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        La Giurisprudenza del Duello, Libri Cinque

      1869. Fambri, Paulo [1827-1897]. La Giurisprudenza del Duello. Libri Cinque. Florence: G. Barbera, 1869. xvii, [2], 298 pp. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary pebbled cloth, gilt fillets and title to spine, speckled edges. Light rubbing to exterior with light wear to spine ends, corners bumped, front joint cracked but secure. Some toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. * Only edition. Fambri's treatise provoked a pamphlet-length critique by G.B. Malenza that was published in 1871. Fambri was a member of parliament and a writer on literary, historical and legal topics. OCLC locates 2 copies in North America (at the Newberry Library and New York Public Library). British Museum Catalogue (Compact Edition) 8:1275.

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        THORWALDSEN AND HIS WORKS [Thorvaldsen]

      New York: John G. Unnevehr, 1869. Some rubbing and wear with slight surface cracking to small arear of the joints, five-inch sctions clipped from lower corner of p. 13 with no loss of text, but quite sound with only minimal interior foxing. Folio. Two volumes. Each volume with text and the set with 365 full-page engravings. Translated by Professor Paul C. Sinding. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in full black morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spines with gilt titles and panel ornaments, the covers with thripe-ruled borders, the upper cover with the crest of John W. De Kay Bertel Thorwaldsen, Danish sculptor (c. 1770-1844).& With the bookplate of John W. de Kay, author and financier (1872-1938).& Scarce.

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        Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect and Songs Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

      Kilmarnock, 1869: James M'kie, Printer (facsimile) Limited to 600 copies signed by James M'Kie,. In 4 volumes beautifully bound by Bayntun in 3/4 tan polished calf over marbled paper covered boards, slightly raised bands, red and blue contrasting morocco labels gilt, compartments fully decorated in gilt with top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. These facsimile editions were printed by James M'Kie who had a large collection on Burn's works and who also wrote Bilbiotheca Burnsiana; Life and Works of Burns with title pages and imprints of the various works he collected. Very minor spots of rubbing. A handsome set.. Limited Edition. octavo.

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        [Voyage dans l'Inde]

      [Paris: Goupil, 1869]. Oblong folio. (17 x 24 1/2 inches). 60 albumen photographs (numbered 1-53, 90, 91, 93, 109, 113, 122 and 154), mounted onto India paper with printed captions in French and English. Images measuring approximately 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Expertly bound to style in half black morocco over period paper covered boards. Very rare collection of albumen photographs from the early period of photography in India. In 1864, at the young age of 19, Louis Rousselet arrived in India seeking to study the architecture and ancient ruins of the sub-continent. In 1866, after visiting the ruins at Dabhoi, Rousselet realized that his pencil sketches could never do justice in conveying the beauty of the elaborate architecture and carving. He would later write, "It was on seeing these generally unknown masterpieces at Dubbhoee that I regretted I had not the power of reproducing them by photography, and felt that it would be impossible to continue my explorations profitably without the assistance of that art. As soon, therefore, as I returned to Baroda, I applied myself seriously to learn photography; and with that view I procured from Bombay all the necessary apparatus" (Rousselet, India and its Native Princes, p. 122). From that point forward, Rousselet assiduously photographed the region. After six years of extensive overland travel, Rousselet returned to France to publish serially, and later as a book, an account of his experiences. That work is illustrated with many engravings after photographs taken by the author. Issued separately from the text, and likely only in a very small number for select friends and patrons, Rousselet printed 160 photographs from his journey. The 60 images present in this volume cover sites in the following places: Agra (5), Futtehpore- Sikri (5), Dholepore (2), Gwalior (10), Lashkar (3), Duttiah (4), Soonaghur (4), Barwa Sagur (3), Govindgurh (4), Jhansie (2), Oorcha (8), Kajraha (3), Oudeypour (3), Ajmeer (2), Ulwur (1), and Nagode (1). The majority of the images are architectural studies, including palaces, castles, temples, tombs and monuments, but also include city views, landscapes, ruins, forts and its peoples. Among the most spectacular plates are those treating the Taj Mahal, the ruins of Fatehpur-sikri, the summer palace of the Maharajah of Rewah (including a portrait of the Maharajah and his court), as well as the Mahadeva Temple. Although self- trained, Rousselet's photographs show incredible perception of the art. His images show strong contrasts, are artfully composed with elements in the foreground and are taken from appealing angles. Rousselet's artistic compositions are even more impressive considering the harsh conditions of the environment. He would later write that after visiting the Mahadeva Temple, "...the heat had become so overwhelming that I scarcely knew how to contrive to bear the temperature of my portable laboratory, -- indeed, what will always remain inexplicable to me, is how, in such a centre, I ever succeeded in preparing the plates with wet collodion, -- it is impossible to form an idea of the suffering and fatigue each one of the photographs I took at this period of my journey cost me..." (Rousselet, India and its Native Princes, p. 429). The condition of the images in this volume is quite good, with little to no fading and strong contrasts with purply tones. Only two collections of all 160 images are known to be extant (Duke University and a set identified by Lafont-Couturier and Renie as one privately held by descendents of Rousselet). Further attesting to the rarity of Rousselet's photographs, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France holds but 17 individual images. [With:] ROUSSELET, Louis-Theophile Marie. L'Inde des Rajahs: Voyage dans L'Inde Centrale et dans les Presidences de Bombay et du Bengale. Paris: Librarie Hachette et Cie, 1875. Large 4to (13 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches). Numerous wood-engraved illustrations and plates after photographs by Rousselet. Publisher's red morocco backed red cloth boards, elaborately blocked in gilt and black, designed by A. Souze. Cf. Rousselet, India and its Native Princes (London: 1882); cf. Lafont-Couturier and Renié, L'Inde Photographies de Louis Rousselet 1865-1868, (Bordeaux: Musée Goupil, 1992).

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        The Illustrated London News. 1869 - (01 - 06). January 2 to June 26

      London.: Illustrated London News.. Volume LIV.. 1869.. Bound volume, January through June 1869 year of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 652pp, 16 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities rubbed, 3 inches of leather from head and tail of spine missing, front joint /hinge split but still hanging on, rear board detached. Interior is clean and tight: occasional light foxing to interior pages, missing 1 leaf (443-444) classified ad, chip to lower right corner of page 397 (well outside image area), creases to a few pages. FEATURED ITEMS: The New Overland Route to India. The Mont Cenis Summit Railway, crossing the Alps to Italy. An article on the project reads: From Brindisi, a short sea passage to Alexandria etc. 81, 101, 104, 129; The Railway Tunnel of the Alps 152, 153. Numerous full-page views of the landscape and the railroad under construction, and also interesting views of the tunneling through the mountains with diagram of the project. Extensive coverage: The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal; the canal under construction. A stunning tipped-in double page view: Bird's-Eye View of the Entrance to the Suez Canal from the Red Sea 396-397. See list of additional views below. Striking full-page portrait: General Grant, the New President of the United States 260. DOUBLE PAGE TIPPED IN ILLUSTRATIONS: The Volunteer Review at Dover 356-7, The Thames Embankment from the Temple 380-381, Bird's-Eye View of the Entrance to the Suez Canal from the Red Sea 396-397, The Crimea Revisited: ruins of the City of Sebastopol 540-541. FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS (A SAMPLING): Scenes from the Christmas Pantomimes, two pages, each with two images (4 and 5}, Harlequin Robinson Crusoe; Puss and Boots and the Miller's Son; The Gnome King; Turko the Terrible, Mashabroom Peak, Little Thibet 8, The Boulevards, Paris 44, The Organ Mountains Rio de Janeiro 57, The Meyrick Collection of Armour 88, Town and Port of Brindisi 180, The Prince and Princess of Wales in Egypt 200, 201, General Grant, the New President of the United States 260, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal at Port Said 261, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal Near Kantaba 281, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal Lake Timsah 284, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal: Ismailia 312, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal: The Cutting Near Chalouf 336, Londonderry, Ireland 460, Belfast, from Newtownbreda 493, Prize Cow and Sheep 588, Prize Dogs in the National Dog Show 600, The Great Eastern Leaving Sheerness With the French Atlantic Cable 636. ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES include: Opening of a new Dock at Singapore; The Gaiety Theatre, Strand; Milford Sound, New Zealand; Hong King Regatta; New Globe Theatre, Strand; The New Overland Route to India; "Suppression of the Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa; Rangoon, British Burmah; "The Explorations at Jerusalem; The New Treaty Port of Hakodadi, Japan. .

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        Battle of Ridgeway, C.W. [Canada West]. Near Ridgeway Station, June 2, 1866 (Fenians)

      Major C. Donahue and D. Egan, New York. Sold by: John Gilman, Norwich. Printed by The Sage, Sons & Co. Lith., Print'g &a Buffalo: Major C. Donahue and D. Egan, New York. Sold by: John Gilman, Norwich. Printed by The Sage, Sons & Co. Lith., Print'g & Manufac'g Col,, [1869]. 1st Edition. No binding. Very Good. RARE PRINT OF AN IMPORTANT CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORICAL EVENT. Full title: Battle of Ridgeway, C.W. [Canada West]. : Desperate Charge of the Fenians, Under Col. O'Neill, Near Ridgeway Station, June 2, 1866, and Total Route of the British Troops, Including the Queens own Regt. Under Command of Col. Booker. Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1869, by Maj. C. Donohue and D. Egan, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Northern District of New York. Medium Used: Color lithograph, Year: c1869. Size: Image size 16 3/8 x 21 3/8" (417 x 544 mm). Condition: A few minor marginal tears, backed with Japan paper otherwise very good condition. Print showing the Fenians routing British troops at the battle of Ridgeway., This is a dramatic scene of the Battle of Ridgeway Canada West (now Ontario). The battle is sometimes referred to as the Battle of Lime Ridge or Limestone Ridge. The battle was fought between an Irish-American invading force against Canadian regular troops. This was the largest of the Fenian Raids into Canada. The battle flag on the Fenian troops reads "I.R.A." Rare Only 6 copies of this print located at three institutions: LAC(2), LOC(2), Brown University and Riverbrink Museum.

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        THE INNOCENTS ABROAD, or The New Pilgrim's Progress

      Hartford, Conn: American Publishing Company, 1869. First edition. Fine. Second issue with page reference numbers on pgs. xvii-xviii; last entry with "Conclusion" on p. xviii; the portrait of Napoleon III on p. 129; "Chapter LXI" on p. 643; and ads starting "Personal History..." on p. 654. BAL 3316. A Fine copy with a touch of oxidizing and fading to the spine, otherwise tight and clean. A common enough book, but extremely scarce in this condition. The last copy in comparable condition brought $10,000 (Sotheby's Library of an English Bibliophile Part II, 2011), but for a first issue copy. Twain's second book after "Jumping Frog," a humorous narrative of his travels through Europe and Israel with a group of American tourists on board a retired Civil War vessel. The author's most popular book during his lifetime, outselling what modern scholars consider his major literary works "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer." Fine.

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        The Innocents Abroad

      American Publishing Company, 1869. Hardcover. Good. American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn 1869. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. All first issue points present. Pages xvii and xviii are lacking page reference numbers in the table of contents. Page xviii shows the last entry as ""Thankless Devotion--A Newspaper Valedictory"". Page 129 has no illustration. Page 643 Chapter XLI is present. Page 654 has an ad that starts ""Personal History..."". Rare. Half calf leather binding with gold gilt lettering at the spine. {ref: BAL 3316}. Book Condition: Good, shelf wear, fraying at the head of the spine, split at the outer gutters of the spine, chipped leather at the spine, rounded corners, reinforced hinges at the endpaper now separating,

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

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

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        Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie

      London: Thomas McLean, 1869. Lithograph, printed in colours, by H.M. Long. 18 1/2 x 32 1/4 inches. Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) was the nineteenth century chronicler par excellence of the American West. He undertook several expeditions to the Rocky Mountains and Yosemite Valley, where he made sketches of what would later become his most famous paintings. This particular work depicts light breaking through a bank of thunderclouds above a valley. Indians on foot and on horseback dash down a mountainside toward an encampment of teepees on the valley floor. This image epitomizes American nineteenth century landscape painting at its most intense and rapturous. This chromolithograph was issued by Thomas McLean as a pair to The Rocky Mountains (Landers Peak). It was reported at the time that no fewer than twenty, and as many as thirty, stones were used to capture the rich, sumptuous palette of the original painting, which is now in the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Nancy Anderson and Linda S. Ferber, Albert Bierstadt Art & Enterprise, pp. 274-275, number 79, figure 90, illustrated in colour page 292; Deak, Picturing America, number 811 illustrated.

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        Works of Thomas Carlyle

      1869 - London - Chapman and Hall, 1866 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A uniformly bound collection of the works of Thomas Carlyle. Carlyle (4 December 1795 5 February 1881) was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher during the Victorian era. His combination of a religious temperament with loss of faith in traditional Christianity, made Carlyle's work appealing to many Victorianswho were grappling with scientific and political changes that threatened the traditional social order. He brought a trenchant style to his social and political criticism and a complex literary style to his works. His works themselves were incredibly diverse, a fact testified to in this set which features fiction, histories, lectures, essays, biographies, translations, and satires. This collection, ordered here in a rough chronology, contains: - Sartor Resartus and Lectures on Heroes. - The French Revolution, in two volumes. - Chartism and Past and Present. - Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches: With Elucidations, in two volumes. - Latter-Day Pamphlets. - Two Biographies: Friedrich Schiller; John Sterling. - History of Friedrich II of Prussia, called Frederick the Great, in seven volumes. - Translations from the German, in two volumes. - Miscellaneous Essays, in four volumes. Notable inclusions amongst these titles are Sartor Resartus - Carlyle's first major work and an ambitious attempt to create a new kind of book -, The French Revolution- a similarly momentous work that 'was filled with a passion hitherto unknown in historical writing'- and Frederick the Great, Carlyle's last major work. The fourth volume of the latter contains several attractive folding map plates. Bound by W. Bone & Son. With 21 volumes in total. Condition: In full cloth bindings, Externally, sound with light shelfwear to extremities and small marks to some boards. Spines are sunned. One hinge failed, four hinges strained. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are largely bright and clean with only occasional handling marks or spots apparent. Overall: GOOD..

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        LITTLE WOMEN or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. Illustrated by May Alcott

      London, Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1869.. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION dated 1869 on title page, (Part I), small 8vo, 165 x 110 mm, 6½ x 4¼ inches, rebound long ago in plain dark green morocco grained cloth, gilt title and 4 gilt rules to spine, edges marbled, tan endpapers lined white, frontispiece and 3 engraved plates by "May Alcott", pages: iv, [2], [7]-341, (1). Book leaning slightly, binding slightly rubbed on extremities, neat name on reverse of front endpaper, margins of frontispiece slightly trimmed and laid on paper, tip of lower corner of original margin missing, plates lightly browned, title page slightly spotted and with small repair to lower corner and tiny one to upper corner, the next five leaves also have small repair to lower corner, diminishing in size, brown spotting and light soiling throughout, heavy in places, mainly to margins but occasionally to text (all easily readable) and also affecting 3 plates, 30 mm (1½") closed tear to top of of 1 page affecting text only on recto, another 10 mm (½") to 1 lower margin, both neatly repaired without loss, one quarter of page 221 faintly stained blue, no loss of legibility. A good copy. Little Women was first published in America between 1st and 15th of October 1868 and dated 1868. This was the first part and a second part followed in April 1869, known now in England as Good Wives. The first Engish edition of Little Women (first part) was announced for the Christmas market in November and December 1868. It was the practice of English publishers of children's books to date them for the following year so that they would continue to sell throughout the year after Christmas. Sampson and Low's English Part II, issued with the same title as Part I (as in America), appeared in May 1869 and was dated 1869 and described as "Part Second". In 1870 Sampson Low reissued the 2 parts in 1 volume. The British Library copy of our book was received in 1868 but dated 1869 (NSTC). No copy is currently listed in the British Library catalogues. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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      1869. 2. ALCOTT,LOUISA M. LITTLE WOMEN, OR MEG, JO, BETH AND AMY PART SECOND. Boston: Roberts Brothers 1869. 12mo, (4 3/4x 6 7/8"), brown cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine, brown coated endpapers, 359p. + [8]p. ads. Spine ends worn, hinges inconspicuously strengthened, VG+. First Edition, Second State, mention of this title at p.[iv], p. [364] 4 entries, p.[366] Handy Volume Series / I / Happy Thoughts. Illustrated with 4 engraved plates. The classic story of four sisters is loosely based on Alcott's own childhood experiences. Her family income was so little that Alcott's writing was needed to support them. When Part One was published, it was an immediate success and responding to public demand, the second part was published the following year. BAL 159.2., Peter Parley to Penrod 30.

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        Travels in Central Africa, and Explorations of the Western Nile Tributaries: Volume One

      Tinsley Brothers. Hardcover. B00AHI1G3A 1869 Tinsley Brothers. Volume One of a two-volume set. 327 pages plus observations a fold-out map at the rear, and including a frontispiece and many illustrations of the author's travels in black & white. Good/None. This hardcover copy has an Ontario Education Department Library Stamp on the copyright page and Table of Contents. There is a small circular sticker with numbers written on it affixed to the front cover, which features a decorative gilded illustration of a tribesman. The previous owner's name is written in pencil on the front free endpaper, and there are additional light notations in pencil on the half-title and facing page, although none to the interior of the text. The binding is intact, although beginning to loosen in certain spots and in need of repair. Several leaves of the text remain unopened. A suitable copy of this exceedingly scarce volume. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We process and ship orders daily, securely and with delivery confirmation. . Good. 1869. 1ST.

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        The Membrana Tympani In Health And Disease

      New York: William Wood And Company, 1869. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The Membrana Tympani In Health And Disease. Clinical Contributions To The Diagnosis And Treatment Of Diseases Of The Ear, With Supplement. Translated By A. Mathewson And H. G. Newton. Medium Green Textured Hardcover Very Good Condition Title On Spine In Gold Lettering, Tail And Head Cap Scuffed. Inside Endpaper Is Signed In Pencil By Previous Owner. Remainder Of Book Is Free Of Any Notes Or Markings. 24 Chroma Lithographs Are In Excellent Condition. .

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        EXPLORATION OF THE HIGHLANDS OF THE BRAZI, with a full account of the gold and diamond mines, also, canoeing down 1500 miles of the great river Sao Francisco from Sabara to the sea .

      FIRST EDITION 1869, 2 volumes, Preface by Isabel Burton. 8vo, approximately 210 x 135 mm, 8¼ x 5¼ inches, folding map in Volume 2 showing RIVERS DE SÃO FRANCISCO and DE VELHAS, both volumes have engraved and printed title pages, vignette illustration to engraved title pages, engraved frontispiece to each volume, 4 pages of line drawings at rear of Volume 2, pages: xii, 1-443, viii, 1-478 plus 2 pages of adverts, rebound in full calf, red and green labels with gilt lettering, gilt decoration to spine, top edges gilt and a little gilt to edges. Pages trimmed when rebound so a little reduced from original size, the S is missing from titles on the spine, covers a little marked with a few small grazes, half-title dusty in Volume 2, tiny repair to the inner margin of the frontispiece of Volume 1, not affecting image, lacks the first free endpaper in Volume 1, a little pale foxing to endpapers, pale age-browning to pages, otherwise a very good tight attractive set. See Norman Penzer, An Annotated Bibliography of Sir Richard Francis Burton, pages 78-79; Borba de Moraes, page 119, "In this classic work Burton describes his journey from Rio to Minas via Tres Barras, River Velhas and Paulo Afonso Falls". MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.

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        Set of 7 novels, uniformly bound, with a presentation inscription, with two ALS tipped in; and with a stereo card of the Stowe house in Florida, inscribed on verso by Stowe

      Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co, 1869-1872. All early reprints. 7 vols., 8vo. . Uniformly bound in publisher's three quarter tan calf and marbled paper boards . From 1852 to 1864 Harriet Beecher Stowe and her family lived in Andover, Mass., where Calvin was professor at the Andover Theological Seminary. Among the more prominent members of the Andover community at the time was Martha Punchard, the widow of a wealthy banker and notable town benefactor. Benjamin H. Punchard, who bequeathed $50,000 to Andover for the purpose of founding its first public school. As Benjamin and Martha were childless, they adopted Elizabeth (as well as one other daughter), who married Hall Faile Baldwin on February 22, 1870. Although by that time the Stowes had moved to Hartford, the present collection makes it clear that a lasting friendship had been formed. Tipped into the copy of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN are two autograph letters: 1) Small invitation in Mrs. Stowe's handwriting, addressed to "Miss Punchard," and reading "Mrs. Stowe would be happy to see Miss E. Punchard at her home at 7:00 January 17, 1870. Dear Lizzy - This party is this week expressly [underlined] for you [underlined] before you go to Nyack." 2) Letter from Mrs. Stowe, dated February 14, 1870, to Lizzie's mother, Martha Punchard: "My dear Mrs. Punchard, I am sorry that I shall not be able to come help you give away Lizzie - what a good woman you must be to give her to any body and how grateful somebody ought to be to you as well as to her. Dear friend, I know it is a troubled joy we mothers feel in giving what is dearest to us to be had & held by another. It is the most disinterested thing-only we can't help ourselves. Well we will console with each other & meanwhile I wish you a sunny day and all manner of kind & sunny influences upon your wedding. May you have a bright day & the smile of the sun & God bless you. Your loving friend, H. B. Stowe." In the copy of THE MINISTER'S WOOING accompanying this matching set, Stowe has penned the following presentation inscription: "Elizabeth Punchard from Harriet Beecher Stowe - February 22, 1870." [This is the date of Elizabeth's wedding to Hall Faile Baldwin]. Also from the family is a stereo card of the Stowe house in Florida, showing Calviin and Harriet and the girls sitting on the front porch; inscribed on verso by in Stowe's hand: "Mrs. H.B. Stowes cottage at Mandarin Florida / Prof and Mrs. Stowe." Finally, a copy of MRS. STOWE'S RELIGIOUS POEMS, ILLUSTRATED (Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1867, inscribed, in H. B. Stowe's hand "Mrs. Punchard from her friend H. B. Stowe"). The matching set of seven novels comprise Uncle Tom's Cabin 1869; Agnes of Sorrento 1869; Nina Gordon 1870; Old Town Folks 1870; The May Flower Etc. 1871; The Minister's Wooing 1871; The Pearl of Orr 's Island 1872

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      Sever Francis, Boston 1869 - Good and sound third american edition with ownership signatures of Charles J Buchanan and A C Moak in nineteenth century hard grain morocco with gilt floral motifs and gilt panelled spine (with "Moak" at foot). Internally very good all page edges marbled. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cider Makers' Manual. A Practical Hand-Book, which embodies Treatises on the Apple; Construction of Cider Mills, Cider Presses, Seed-Washers, and Cider-Mill Machinery in General; Cider Making; Fermentation; Improved Proc

      Buffalo: Haas & Kelley, 1869.. 174, vii, [3] pp. 12mo. Publisher's cloth. First edition. Illus. with b/w drawings. Bitting 67. Gabler, Wine into Words, G14660. A landmark. The first full-length American book on apple cider production. Spine ends worn, scattered foxing and staining mostly along bottom and fore margins, else a very good copy.

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        Our American Cousin: a Drama, in 3 Acts

      (S.l.): (s.n.); 1869, First printing. Very good. Duodecimo, Wrappers; »»» The first printed appearance of the popular play that Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. Laura Keene had acquired the rights to Tom Taylor's "Our American Cousin" in 1858, and opened it that year in her theatre in New York. The play was a great success and Ms. Keene was very careful to protect her property. Besides the original manuscript owned by Keene and one other manuscript copy found in the estate of Joshua Silsbee, the play only existed in the manuscript prompt books used by the actors until Ms. Keene finally allowed this version of the play to be printed in 1869. Even then, despite its tragic link to Lincoln's murder, the play retained enough popularity that Keene was careful to prominently state on the title page that the work was "Printed, but not published." Copyright law at the time was not very protective of dramatic works deemed to have been "published." (See Bryan, "The Great American Myth," p. 176; Taylor, "Our American Cousin: the Play that Changed History," p. 25.) This copy is bound in original plain light blue wrappers over a sewn binding. Original cast from the 1858 opening at Laura Keene's Theatre, New York, appears on verso of title page. The last words that Lincoln heard on this earth appear on page 37. Heel of spine has some shallow chewing along last 3/4," title and year lightly pencilled on front cover, title penned in contemporary ink on spine. A nice example of this scarce piece.

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        The Innocents Abroad

      American Publishing Company 1869 American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn 1869. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. All first issue points present. Pages xvii and xviii are lacking page reference numbers in the table of contents. Page xviii shows the last entry as ""Thankless Devotion--A Newspaper Valedictory"". Page 129 has no illustration. Page 643 Chapter XLI is present. Page 654 has an ad that starts ""Personal History..."". Rare. Half calf leather binding with gold gilt lettering at the spine. {ref: BAL 3316}. Book Condition: Good, shelf wear, fraying at the head of the spine, split at the outer gutters of the spine, chipped leather at the spine, rounded corners, reinforced hinges at the endpaper now separating, otherwise a clean copy with a few stray foxing marks, tight spine, clean pages.

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        The FIGURE EIGHT; or, The Mystery of Meredith Place. [bound with] SYBIL CAMPBELL, or, The Queen of the Isle

      New York:: Beadle and Company, 98 William Street.. (1869).. 8vo. 8-3/4" x 5-5/8". 1st book edition (Hubin I, p. 672; Johannson I, p. 154 [incorrectly noting 128 pp]; Wright II, 2586). 120 pp. Text double column. Pp. [113] - 118 are chapter 1 and part of chapter 2 of Sybil Campbell [drop title].. Original publisher's printed orange paper wrappers. Pictured by Johannson, Vol I, p. 153.. Slight lean. Faint period pencil pos to top margin of front wrapper.. Some paper deterioration to spine, mostly in lower half. Crease &. short vertical tear to rear wrapper. Withal, a solid VG copy.. The fifth, and final, volume issued by Beadle in this larger format series, selling for 50¢. OCLC recording just 2 institutional holdings [Duke & Huntington]; Wright adds LoC & Boston Public. NUC adds no additional, recording the LoC, Boston Public & Duke copies. ABPC shows none coming to auction these last 30+ years. Rare. . Frontis. 7 full-page wood engravings (included in pagination). Intratextual hand-writing facsimile, p. 5.

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        Andrew Bradford, Founder of the Newspaper Press in the Middle States of America. An address delivered at the annual meeting of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, February 9th, 1869

      King & Baird Printers Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers. 1869. First. First edition. 36 pp. With a folded facsimile. 24.5 cm. Printed wrappers, untrimmed. Inscribed by the author to Joseph Sabin, Esq. in neat ink on the half-title page. Chipping to the edges of the wraps, somewhat darkened and separated at the spine, with age-toning to the text pages, else very good. An apt association between Jones, vice president of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and author of a monograph on Andrew Bradford, Philadelphia's "second" most famous printer, and Joseph Sabin (1821-81), America's best known bibliophile, and a father of Americana. Sabin's Bibliotheca Americana a Dictionary of Books relating to America from its Discovery to the Present Time, begun in 1868 and completed in 1936, is a comprehensive catalog of "every book in every language which relates to, or has the slightest reference to America." Very scarce. No copies in OCLC. .

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

      Harper & Brothers, New York, 1869. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Modern half red morocco over red cloth with the original cover device neatly laid down - a very attractive binding. 8 tipped in plates and 2 folding maps; other maps and illustrations throughout. Scattered foxing and browning including to plates and maps. xii, 638, 2 pages of ads. Dedicated to Darwin, Wallace had independently arrived at the Theory of Natural Selection and identified the "Wallace Line" in Indonesia that separates Asian flora and fauna from Australasian. This is the first US edition. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Travel & Places; Natural History & Resources. Inventory No: 043247. .

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        The Innocents Abroad

      American Publishing Company, 1869. Hardcover. Good. American Publishing Company, Hartford, Conn 1869. First Edition / First Printing / First Issue. All first issue points present. Pages xvii and xviii are lacking page reference numbers in the table of contents. Page xviii shows the last entry as ""Thankless Devotion--A Newspaper Valedictory"". Page 129 has no illustration. Page 643 Chapter XLI is present. Page 654 has an ad that starts ""Personal History..."". Rare. Half calf leather binding with gold gilt lettering at the spine. {ref: BAL 3316}. Book Condition: Good, shelf wear, fraying at the head of the spine, split at the outer gutters of the spine, chipped leather at the spine, rounded corners, reinforced hinges at the endpaper now separating,

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

      Firenze, Coi tipi di Cellini e C., 1869. 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

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        Reise der Österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 (B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair). ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL, Erster Band (Wirbelthiere).

      Wien, Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1869. 4to (285 x 230mm). [Contains:] Zelebor, J. Säugethiere. pp. 42, with 3 (2 coloured) lithographed plates; Pelzeln, A. von. Vögel. pp. 176, with 6 coloured lithographed plates; Steindachner, F. Reptilien. pp. 98, with 3 lithographed plates; Steindachner, F. Amphibien. pp. 70, with 5 lithographed plates; Kner, R. Fische. pp. 433, with 16 lithographed plates. Later half cloth. The vertebrate section of the famous Austrian expedition around the world. "Steindacher is best known as an ichthyologist, but he published nearly 60 herpetological titles (1862-1917) including one major work, the amphibian and reptile sections of the circumnavigation by the Austrian frigate Novara... This monograph reviewed a collection of nearly 1000 specimens from along the ship's route in South America, Africa, Ceylon, Java, China, Australia, and New Zealand..." (Adler p. 54). Library stamp on title, some occasional spotting.

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        Des Tortues Fossiles conservées dans le Musée Teyler et dans quelques autres musées.

      Haarlem, Loosjes, 1869. Royal-8vo. pp. 151, with 33 tinted folding plates. Contemporary red half morocco, gilt spine. B.M.(N.H.) V, 2338. Winkler was vertebrate palaeontologist at Teyler Museum, Haarlem, one of the most beautifully preserved early science museums in the world, with an emphasis on palaeontology.

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        Researches in the Highlands of Turkey: including visits to Mounts Ida, Athos, Olympus and Pelion, to the Mirdite Albanians, and other remote tribes. With notes on the ballads, tales, and classical superstitions of the modern Greeks. In two volumes.

      London, John Murray, 1869. 1869 2 voll. in-8° (202x138mm), pp. XI, (1), 397, (2); VII, 390, (2); legatura editoriale t. tela color mattone con fregi e filettature a secco ai piatti, titolo e decori in oro ai dorsi. Al primo vol., un'antiporta xilografica raffigurante, 4 altre tavv. xilografiche n.t. e f.t. Al secondo vol., un'antiporta incisa e 7 altre tavv. xilografiche f.t. Ex-libris ottocenteschi. Ottimo esemplare. Edizione originale di questo volume di viaggi in Turchia, Grecia e Albania, ricchissimo di informazioni storiche, topografiche, artistiche, letterarie, etnografiche. Segnaliamo i capitoli consacrati al Monte Ida, alla Troia omerica e alla sua topografia (il volume fu impresso pochi anni prima che Schliemann rinvenisse i resti di Troia sulla collina di Hissarlik), al Monte Athos, ai suoi monasteri e ai riti religiosi che in esso si celebrano, a Salonicco, a Monastir, a Ochrida, a Elbassan, a Berat, a Corfù, al Montenegro, a Scodra, a Orosch, a Prisrend, a Uskiub, alla Valle di Vardar, al Monte Olimpo, a Tempe, all'Ossa, alla credenza nel vampiro chiamato vrykolaka (il vrykolaka, o brucolaca, è il vampiro più diffuso delle credenze popolari greche e macedoni: si tratta di un non-morto che gira per i villaggi chiamando per nome le vittime designate o bussando alle porte delle case) e al terrore popolare che tale superstizione generò (si discorre in questo capitolo, il XXI, anche della licantropia, dell'esorcismo contro i vampiri, ecc.), al Pelio, alla Tessaglia e a Meteora, al Pindo, a Vanina e a Zitza, a Suli, alle ballate e ai racconti popolari nella Grecia moderna, alle antiche superstizioni che ancora persistevano presso i greci del secolo decimonono (le Nereidi, le lamie, le fate, le Furie, l'Ade, ecc.). Le appendici riguardano Troia, alcune iscrizioni greche, il luogo natale di Giustiniano, il sito di Dodona, ecc. Il Tozer (1829-1916), scrittore e viaggiatore, fu tutor e, in seguito, fellow dell'Exeter College di Oxford e curatore della Taylor Institution oxoniense. I suoi numerosi viaggi in Grecia e Turchia fornirono la materia per il presente volume, forse il suo più conosciuto, oltre che per altri libri su Grecia, Turchia, Armenia, ecc.; gli si debbono anche una storia della geografia antica e una traduzione inglese della "Divina Commedia". Blackmer, 1669: "Much of the first volume is taken up with a description of Mount Athos: there are also chapters on Mount Ida, Montenegro, the Mirdite Albanians, Olympus and Suli." Manca ad Atabey.

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        LES PENSÉES. les pensees

      , Paris, J. Rothschild, 1869.** 1869 Relié de l' époque, demi - maroquin rouge, plats marbré, dos orné de fil fleuronné doré et pièce de titre doré, dos à nerfs (5), plats de papier doré, couverture originale d' éditeur, 27x36cm, 52pp Tiré a 200 exemplaires. Histoire, culture, multiplication, emploi. ouvrage orné de nombreuses vignettes et de 25 chromolithographies executees d'apres les specimens de F. Lesemann. Bon état

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        Manifest Kommunisticheskoj Partii [Manifest of the Communist Party - The Communist Manifesto]. [Presumably translated by Bakounin/Bakunin].

      [No place, no date] (Genève, L. Czerniecki, 1869). Small 8vo. Contemporary red half cloth with gilt title to cloth on front board. A bit of wear to extremities. Front free end-paper with the original printed title-label (as the Geneva-copy). Some leaves with a bit of light soiling. Corners very neatly strengthened (no loss). All in all a very good copy. 23 pp. The works was issued without wrappers, without title-page, with nomention of place, year, editor, printer, or translator. The printed title-label is also present in the one other copy we have been able to locate (Geneva).. Extremely rare first edition of the first Russian translation of the Communist Manifesto, Marx' and Engels' groundbreaking work of communist propaganda, "undoubtedly the most widespread, the most international production of all Socialist literature, the common platform acknowledged by millions of working men from Siberia to California" (Preface to the 1888-edition, p. 3), without which the Russian Revolution would not have taken place.This first Russian edition of the Communist Manifesto must be seen as the seed of the birth of communism, as it is this work that leads directly to the Russian Revolution, the epitomizing event of communism. The Communist Manifesto played an enormous role in the creation of the Russian communist government and it wasn't until Marx ideas, through the Communist Manifesto, were implemented in Russia, that real notice was taken of the work on a large scale. The Communist Manifesto became the road map for revolutionary workers worldwide, and in 1917 Russia's working class changed the world forever - under the banner of Communism, of revolutionary Marxism, it took power in its own name. Thus, the Russian Revolution became the first successful social revolution in history. Lenin and other leaders of the Russian Revolution based their strategy and tactics upon the perspectives that Marx and Engels had set forth in The Communist Manifesto. But the Communist Manifesto not only provided the blueprint for the Russian Revolution, in providing the teachings that formed it, it also predicted a revolution between the lower class (the proletariat) and the upper class (the bourgeoisie). Marx and Engels state in the preface to the second Russian Edition, 1882:"The first Russian edition of the Manifesto of the Communist Party, translated by Bakunin, was published early in the 'sixties by the printing office of the Kolokol. Then the West could see in it (the Russian edition of the Manifesto) only a literary curiosity. Such a view would be impossible today.What a limited field the proletarian movement occupied at that time (December 1847) is most clearly shown by the last section: the position of the Communists in relation to the various opposition parties in various countries. Precisely Russia and the United States are missing here. It was the time when Russia constituted the last great reserve of all European reaction, when the United States absorbed the surplus proletarian forces of Europe through immigration. Both countries provided Europe with raw materials and were at the same time markets for the sale of its industrial products. Both were, therefore, in one way of another, pillars of the existing European system.[...]And now Russia! During the Revolution of 1848-9, not only the European princes, but the European bourgeois as well, found their only salvation from the proletariat just beginning to awaken in Russian intervention. The Tsar was proclaimed the chief of European reaction. Today, he is a prisoner of war of the revolution in Gatchina, and Russia forms the vanguard of revolutionary action in Europe.The Communist Manifesto had, as its object, the proclamation of the inevitable impending dissolution of modern bourgeois property. But in Russia we find, face-to-face with the rapidly flowering capitalist swindle and bourgeois property, just beginning to develop, more than half the land owned in common by the peasants. Now the question is: can the Russian obshchina, though greatly undermined, yet a form of primeval common ownership of land, pass directly to the higher form of Communist common ownership? Or, on the contrary, must it first pass through the same process of dissolution such as constitutes the historical evolution of the West?The only answer to that possible today is this: If the Russian Revolution becomes the signal for a proletarian revolution in the West, so that both complement each other, the present Russian common ownership of land may serve as the starting point for a communist development." (Karl Marx & Frederick Engels, January 21, 1882, London).The development of a social consciousness amongst the workers of Russia did not happen overnight. It came about, partly, from decades of class struggles between the workers and poor peasants on one side, and the wealthy capitalists and landlords on the other.But even with their decades of class struggles, a socialist revolution in Russia would have been impossible without a communist organization that carried on the revolutionary tradition of the Communist Manifesto.The organization that carried on this revolution based on the Manifesto was Lenin's party, popularly known as the Bolsheviks. The Russian communist party counted some of the most dedicated revolutionary workers and it embodied the historical experience of the working-class movement. Had it not been for the programme, the slogans, and the tactics taken from the Communist Manifesto, however, the workers' movement would have quite certainly lost its way.It is in the Manifesto that Marx and Engels taught that "the emancipation of the proletariat can only be achieved by the workers themselves." They explained how capitalism works, how workers must sell their labor-power to a boss, how the workers create all value, and how, by not paying the workers the full value of what they produce through their labor, the bosses rob the fruits as profit."Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win."During the late 19th century, the Communist Manifesto began circulating more widely in Russia, Marx's ideas became more widely known amongst the working class, Marxist study circles were formed amongst the political workers in the factories, uprisings began, and at the beginning of the 20th century, Russian workers created the first workers' councils. And finally, in 1917, the Russian Revolution began."A wave of civil war swept over the whole of Russia, and everywhere we achieved victory with extraordinary ease precisely because the fruit had ripened, because the masses had already gone through the experience of collaboration with the bourgeoisie," Lenin said, and added : "Our slogan, "All Power to the Soviets", which the masses had tested in practice by long historical experience, had become part of their flesh and blood".The implementation of the Communist Manifesto in Russia meant that the work became noticed worldwide and was deemed one of the most dangerous books ever written. The Communist Manifesto not only uncannily predicted the events of the Russian Revolution and played a foundational role in the creation of the Russian communist government, it also still holds incite in to modern class struggle.It is obvious that Marx' and Engels' Communist Manifesto had an inconceivable effect upon Russia. The Manifesto inspired the people of Russia to create a revolution using the ideas presented in it, basing a new government upon it. The workers of Russia set out to create the world revolution that Marx and Engels presented in their Manifesto, and thus this groundbreaking work came to be self-fulfilling in its prophecies. It predicted - and thereby caused - the Russian Revolution and founded modern class struggle. "The first Russian translation of the Manifesto of the Communist Party was made by Bakunin, who despite being one of Marx and Engels' most pronounced opponents in the working class movement, saw the great revolutionary importance contained within the Manifesto. Published in Geneva in 1869 (printing it in Russia was impossible due to state censorship), Bakunin's translation was not completely accurate, and was replaced a decade later by Plekhanov's translation in 1882, for which both Marx and Engels wrote a preface." (Note to the preface of the 1882 Russian translation).The work was issued without wrappers, without title-page, with no mention of place, year, editor, printer, or translator, but the typeface and the fine, thin paper are the same as those of the "Kolokol", the first Russian censorship-free weekly newspaper in Russian, published in Geneva on February 15th, 1869, printed by L. Czerniecki. This first Russian edition of the Manifesto constitutes the second full translation into Russian of any of Marx' works, only preceded by "Statutes" of the Internationale, which appeared in the Russian translation of Becher's "Die Arbeiterfrage...", also 1869. The translation of the Manifesto is made after the German Hirschfeld-edition (possibly after J. Ph Becker's copy) and is attributed to Bakunin, not least due to Marx' and Engels' statement of this in their 1882 preface - for more specific information on the translator, the translation and the publishing see Andréas pp. 49-53. "The edition only had limited distribution, probably due to loss during illegal transport in Russia, and seizures." (Andréas, p. 53). The only contemporary known to have had a copy was the populist Zaicnevski. Between 1870 and 1875 several manuscripts of Russian translations of the Manifesto were seized - they were presumably copies of the present translation. A copy of this first Russian translation was in Lenin's private library.As is evident, the seminal first Russian translation of this groundbreaking work is of the utmost scarcity. OCLC lists merely 1 copy, namely in Geneva, where the book was printed. This copy corresponds exactly to ours. "The first Russian translation, by Bakunin, was issued by Herzen's "kolokol" Press in Geneva in 1869 (Printing and the Mind of Man: 326).Andréas: 54 (Bert Andréas: Le Manifeste Communiste de Marx et Engels. Histoire et Bibliographie 1848-1918. Milano, Feltrinelli, 1963)

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        Devonshire Celebrities

      Henry Eland Exeter: Henry Eland. 1869. First. First edition. Green cloth decorated and titled in gilt. Illustrated with twelve mounted photographs of the notables of Devonshire. Very lightly rubbed, near fine. The photos are of paintings, statues and engravings; one, of Rev. John Russell, is from life. Includes pictures of Sir Thomas Acland, Sir Nicholas Carew, Lord Edward Courtney, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Earl Fortescue. .

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        Praxe Brasileira

      1869. Ramalho, Joaquim Ignacio [1809-1902]. Praxe Brasileira. Sao Paulo: Typographia do Ypiranga, 1869. 708 pp. Octavo (9-1/2" x 6-1/2"). Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt ornaments and title to spine, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing to extremities, heavier rubbing to boards with some wear to corners, hinges cracked. Some browning to text, light foxing in a few places, chipping to edges of a few leaves. Early owner signatures and small lawyer's ownership stamp, interior otherwise clean. * First edition. This is a treatise on Brazilian civil procedure for layman. It is unusually comprehensive for a book of this kind and seems to have been written for elite members of society. A second edition was published in 1904. The Italian Library Union Catalogue lists an undated edition with identical pagination as the 1869 edition; it is dated 1867. OCLC locates 1 copy (at the Library of Congress, which also has a 1904 edition not listed on OCLC).

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        He Knew He Was Right. 2 Volumes.

      London, Strahan, 1869.. First Edition. 1st edition in book form. Half polished calf and marbled paper boards with leather spine labels ornamented and lettered in gilt, t.e.g., [xi], 384; [xi], 384 pp., 32 full-page plates, textual vignettes. Text is lightly soiled and foxed in places, volume 2 lacks the half title, otherwise a very good copy in an attractive leather binding. Hard Cover

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        Substantive Autograph Letter Signed, in French, on National Museum, "Laboratoire de Physique" stationery, Paris, April 19, 1931

      He likely writes to fellow physicist, Aimé Auguste Cotton (1869â??1951) and sends regards to his wife. In full, "Dear Sir, my Colleague, I am very grateful to you for presenting my message to the Academy, and I thank you for your remarks about the book. It would seem to me that one could posit: rotational power along the optical axis of certain uni-axis crystals, near the absorption bands, subject to the action of a magnetic field normal to that axis.We can talk about this tomorrow, by the way, because I will be coming to the meeting. If you have a few moments, I will be happy to share the observations with you that I have made over the past few days and that will render the properties of this effect more precise. Please give my kindest regards to Madame Cotton. Respectfully, Jean Becquerel."

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        Plain or Ringlets + Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour + Mr Romford's Hounds + Ask Mamma + Handley Cross; or Mr Jorrocks's Hunt. (5 Vols total)

      London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co 5 Volumes, all uniformly bound in bright red cloth with black ink and gilt titles to spine and cover, with fine humerous emblematic drawings to the centres, in gilt and ink to front cover and spine. Undated but early, there is an invoice from a book seller saying 1869? but some ight be 1860) A great looking set for the shelves. With the usual sunning/fading to spine. Many beautiful hand coloured plates.

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        Grafskrifter på Göteborgs stads och närliggande församlingars begrafningsplatser.

      Utgifne för välgörande ändamål. Göteborg. Tryckt hos Anders Lindgren 1869. 12:o. (8),193,(1 blank),(2 sista blank) s. Senare marmorerat kalvskinnband med övre guldsnitt, i övrigt oskuren. Blekt rygg med röd titeletikett samt rik gulddekor. Rygg och yttre falsar nötta. Inre gulddekorerade denteller. Pärmar med guldram, främre med Gustaf Bernström förgyllda pärmexlibris. Omslag medbundna, något nötta. Nedre yttre hörnspets främre omslag ersatt. Ljus fläck på bakre omslag. Nedre yttre kant 20 x 33 mm på titelbladet ersatt med japanpapper. Eftersättsblad med stämpel Wilhelm O. Nordqvist. 14,5 x 9 cm

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        Das Leben und die Lehre des Mohammad. I-III. Nach bisher grössentheils unbenutzen Quellen.

      Berlin, Nicolaische Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1869. Zweite Auflage. Three volumes, XXVI + 582 + (1); 548; CLXXX + 554 p. Nice marbled hardcovers with red labels on spine with gilt titles. Owner´s signature (Helmer Ringgren)

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        Our American Cousin: a Drama, in 3 Acts

      (S.l.) (s.n.) 1869. First printing. Duodecimo, Wrappers , 46 pages. Condition: Very good. The first printed appearance of the popular play that Lincoln was watching when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in 1865. Laura Keene had acquired the rights to Tom Taylor's "Our American Cousin" in 1858, and opened it that year in her theatre in New York. The play was a great success and Ms. Keene was very careful to protect her property. Besides the original manuscript owned by Keene and one other manuscript copy found in the estate of Joshua Silsbee, the play only existed in the manuscript prompt books used by the actors until Ms. Keene finally allowed this version of the play to be printed in 1869. Even then, despite its tragic link to Lincoln's murder, the play retained enough popularity that Keene was careful to prominently state on the title page that the work was "Printed, but not published." Copyright law at the time was not very protective of dramatic works deemed to have been "published." (See Bryan, "The Great American Myth, " p. 176; Taylor, "Our American Cousin: the Play that Changed History, " p. 25.) This copy is bound in original plain light blue wrappers over a sewn binding. Original cast from the 1858 opening at Laura Keene's Theatre, New York, appears on verso of title page. The last words that Lincoln heard on this earth appear on page 37. Heel of spine has some shallow chewing along last 3/4, " title and year lightly pencilled on front cover, title penned in contemporary ink on spine. A nice example of this scarce piece. Americana

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        He Knew He Was Right. 2 Volumes.

      First Edition. 1st edition in book form. Half polished calf and marbled paper boards with leather spine labels ornamented and lettered in gilt, t.e.g., [xi], 384; [xi], 384 pp., 32 full-page plates, textual vignettes. Text is lightly soiled and foxed in places, volume 2 lacks the half title, otherwise a very good copy in an attractive leather binding. Hard Cover

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        Ein Jahr auf den Sandwich-Inseln (Hawaiische Inseln). Land, Leute, Sitten und Gebruche, Import, Export, met Bercksichtigung der klimatischen Verhltnisse, vorkommenden Krankheiten etc.

      [viii], 202, [2, [1] pp.] 8vo. Quarter brown cloth, morocco spine label with gilt titles. First edition. Illus. with frontispiece, 7 plates with 2 woodcuts each, 1 folding map, 1 in text view, and 1 vignette. Forbes 2820. "Dr. Bechtinger arrived at Hawaii from San Francisco in the fall of 1868.. where he visited the volcano. At a later date he made an excursion to Haleakala on Maui. There are considerable descriptions of both the natural history and the native Hawaiians as well as medical matters, "particularly the doctor's interest in lepers on Molokai, " Forbes, V.3, p. 475). The frontispiece and three images depict Hawaiians with leprosy and there is a woodcut view of Kaneohe from the Nuuanu Pali. OCLC shows seven copies, with only two outside Germany: at Leiden and the BL. Minor wear at spine, front board foxed, endpapers toned, scattered foxing, library bookplate on front paste down, small faded stamp on title page, overall still a very good copy.

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        La Chaleur solaire et ses Applications industrielles.Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1869. First edition.

      A fine copy, in original wrappers, of the first book explicitly devoted to solar energy, whose publication coincided with the unveiling of Mouchot's largest solar steam engine, the so-called 'Sun Engine', in 1869, which caused a revolution in the development of solar thermal power.<br/><br/> Auguste Mouchot was a French mathematics teacher, who in the 1860's became famous as the designer (and patent-taker) of the first machine that generated electricity with solar thermal energy electricity by the exposure of the sun. Mouchot began his work with solar energy in 1860 after expressing grave concerns about his country's dependence on coal. His work on solar energy and on the development of his sun machine forms the basis for the later developments on solar energy. "The work of Adams, Ericsson, and Shuman had been directly influenced by the solar conceptions of Augustin Mouchot, a man who arrived on the scene in nineteenth century France at precisely that moment when his ideas were likely to attract the most attention. It was a time when French industrial might was at a peak and her leaders open to new ideas, none more so than her emperor. In 1867, to commemorate the explosion of technology that had accompanied the industrial and artistic carnival over which he had presided for 15 years, France's Napoleon III decided to invite the whole world to an international exposition that he would host in Paris." (Kryza, The Power of Light, p. 147). <br/><br/> "His initial experiments involved a glass-enclosed, water-filled iron cauldron, in which sunlight passed through a glass cover, heating the water. This simple arrangement boiled water, but it also produced small quantities of steam. Mouchot added a reflector to concentrate additional radiation onto the cauldron, thus increasing the steam output. He succeeded in using his apparatus to operate a small, conventional steam engine. Impressed by Mouchot's device, Emperor Napoleon III offered financial assistance, which Mouchot used to produce refinements to the energy system. Mouchot's work help lay the foundation for our current understanding of the conversion of solar radiation into mechanical power driven by steam.<br/><br/> "The publication of his book on solar energy, 'La Chaleur solaire et ses Applications industrielles' (1869), coincided with the unveiling of the largest solar steam engine he had yet built. This engine was displayed in Paris until the city fell under siege during the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, and was not found after the siege ended." (The Energy Library).. 8vo (227 x 143 mm), uncut in the original green printed wrappers, light wear to spine and extremeties, mild sporring to the first 20 pages, pp [i-v] vi-vii [1:blank] [1] 2-238, text illustrated

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        W.M. Thackeray's Works

      Smith Elder and Co. London: Smith, Elder and Co.. 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. .

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      Richard BentleyLondon: Richard Bentley, 1869 First edition, second issue, with the cancel title, as usual., of the first English work that Vladimir Nabokov recalled hearing read. Nabokov said that the fate of its hero, Humphrey "used to bring a more specialized lump to one's throat than anything in Dickens or Daudet." . Contemporary diced calf, nicely rebacked in calf, gilt spine with burgundy morocco label, marbled edges. . Octavo. Title-page a cancel, with "All rights reserved" below the imprint First few leaves foxed. Presentation copy, inscreibed: "Pussie Hobhouse with Florence Montgomery's love 56 Cadogan Place May 15th 1870." Later ownership signature on front free endpaper. A very good copy. "Montgomery's breakthrough was with her third work, Misunderstood (1869), whose preface states (p. v): 'The following is not a child's story. It is intended for those who are interested in children.' It is the story of Humphrey Duncombe, whose widowed father thinks him naughty and thoughtless, but whose high spirits conceal deep thoughts and yearning for the love of the father and the dead mother. There is just time for the father to appreciate how wrong he has been before the boy's heart-rending death. This book remained in print throughout her life, and her later fiction appeared as 'by the author of Misunderstood'. A notorious tear-jerker, it invites the reader to identify with the neglected child who makes the grown-ups feel guilty. Such stories, Montgomery made clear in the preface to Thrown together (2 vols., 1872), were not suitable for children to read as she was obliged 'to side, as it were, with the children against the parents'" (Oxford DNB).

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        Memoirs of Sir Walter Scott (COMPLETE in 10 volumes)

      Adam and Charles Black Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1869. Hardcover. vg. Sm. 8vo. Three-quarter gold-lined leather over marbled boards with gold decorated spine. Top edge gilt. Raised bands. Ex-libris of Harry B. Koch on inside of front board. Beautiful publication of the memoirs of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), the Scottish historical novelist and poet, who wrote famous works like Ivanhoe, Rob Roy & Waverley. As his fame grew he was granted the title of (1st) baronet, becoming Sir Walter Scott. Each volume with frontispiece-engraving and individual engraved half-title page, protected by tissue-guard. Title-pages with decorative red and black initials. Vol. I with 84 page "Memoir of the early life of Sir Walter Scott, written by Himself." Minor age wear, scuffing and minor staining on binding. Head and tail of spines on few volumes chipped. Sporadic staining on front and rear endpapers, minor foxing to few pages. Slight spotting on page fore-and bottom page edges. Complete ten volume set, tight copies in overall very good condition.

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